Documents relating to the Ford family of Leeds

Scope and Content

3 passports: belonging to 1) Robert Lawson Ford, issued 1854; 2) Hutton Rawlinson Ford, issued 1854; 3) John Rawlinson Ford, issued 1863; and 3 notebooks belonging to Martha Whitelock: 4) Select pieces written at Mr Kemplay's Ladies School,Christmas 1801; 5) Select pieces in prose and verse. Given as dictation to the young ladies, at Mr Kemplay's School, Leeds, 1802; with inserted in front cover, a pencil sketch signed on reverse, Mary Ann Ormston, 1851; and a Latin translation of "Ye banks and braes", signed H.Pease 1831; 6) Notebook and cash account, ca.1803-ca.1813

Administrative / Biographical History

Martha Whitelock was the daughter of Isaac Whitelock of Sheepscar, Leeds. She attended Kemplay's Academy for Ladies, in Alfred St. off Boar Lane in Leeds. On 16 February 1814 she married Thomas Benson Pease. They had 1 son and 5 daughters, including Hannah Pease, who married Robert Lawson Ford, solicitor, of Adel Grange, Leeds, in 1838. Their son, John Rawlinson Ford was born 29 March 1844. He was also a solicitor and was awarded an honorary LL.D (Leeds) in 1919.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Miss E.M.Ford, July 1965


In English

Additional Information

A miniature plush-covered New Testament, dated 1827, and formerly belonging to Hannah Pease is also shelved with this collection