Thomas Moorhouse was born in 1689 and was baptised in July of that year.  He was the first-born son of John Moorhouse (1650-1709) and Mary.

He married Isabel Thomson on 15th November 1724 in Skipton and they had two children; Mary born in 1725 and John who was baptised in Skipton on 29th October 1729.

In the history book "The loose leaves of Craven", Thomas and John (his son) rented Kingfield Ingle-Close and Skibeden Close at a cost of £45 from the Earl of Thanet (Lord of Skipton).

This Catholic family of Skibeden were tenant farmers of The Lords of Skipton Castle (who were Protestants) and due to the unsettled era of the Stuart Rebellion in 1746 (a plot by the Catholic Bonnie Prince Charlie to seize the English throne, also known as the Jacobite Rebellion) they moved to the White House in Elslack  where they were tenants of Lady Bingley.  The farm was near Broughton Hall, home of the Tempest family, the leading Catholic family of the area.  To see the locations go to Places/Skipton Area Map.

Thomas died in 1748 and his widow Isabel died on May 8th 1769.  Isabel was buried on May 11th 1769 at All Saints Church, Elslack.   I have not been able to find a headstone, but the verification of the burial is in the church records.




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