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Loy House

Loy House

This house , no longer there, stood in the middle of a field quite a way up Loy Lane, occupied at one time by the Armsby family, the water was taken from a well in the field.

Sheila Dwyer tells us: ”Loy House was the first place I lived in when I came home from hospital in June 1948. This was the home of my Great Grandparents Armsby, her name was Minnie. I’m not certain but I think his name was Albert.My mother’s maiden name is Violet Marshall. Her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Armsby from Staithes and then Loftus. I think there are Armsby’s still living in Loftus?”

Marc Armsby also tells us:” William and Minnie were my Grandparents. My Dad, Herbert, was the youngest of their 9 children.

Sarah Elizabeth b1905, Hilda b 1907, Florence b1909, William Henry b1911 (Died in January 1945 in Burma), Charles b1914, Eva b1916, John b1919 (I think he died in Sicily), Ernest b1921, Herbert b1924

Billy Parkin advises us:”There were other children to William and Minnie Armsby, Hilda, Florrie and Herbert.”

Has anyone any more information on this house or it’s occupants?

Thanks to Sheila Dwyer, Marc Armsbyand Billy Parkin for the updates.

5 comments to Loy House

  • Sheila Dwyer

    Loy House was the first place I lived in when I came home from hospital in June 1948.
    It was the home of my Great Grandeparents Armsby, her name was Minnie. I’m not certain but I think his name was Albert.
    My mother’s maiden name is Violet Marshall. Her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Armsby from Staithes and then Loftus. I think there are Armsby’s still living in Loftus.
    I came to Australia in 1964. I am planning a trip to Europe and England mid next year. One of my greatuncles (Sarah’s youngest brother) was killed in WW11 and buried in France, I was trying to track down some information on him when I came across the picture of Loy House.
    Regards
    Sheila Dwyer

  • carole armsby now catterall

    Hi. My mam and dad used to live at Loy House but moved to Loftus when I was 6 months old, so my brother Micheal could go to school. I went to Loy House a few times before it was pulled down with my Dad Ernest who bless him has passed away, along with my Mam Mavis;my Gran Minnie was a lovely lady and so was Grand Dad Albert although I only knew a bit about them as they died when I was about 5 years old.Yes there are a couple of Armsbys left at Loftus but by marriage only the last Armsby who was my Aunt Eva died a couple of years ago now bless her. Carole

  • Norman Patton

    I think that Minnie Cason married William Armsby in the summer of 1904. It is likely that their first child was Sarah Elizabeth (there is a glitch in the BMD database). They subsequently had five more children as far as I can see; William H, Charles, Eva M, John (later Private John Armsby who was killed in action in August 1943) and finally Ernest who was born in late 1921 I could continue a little further but supper is ready!

    • Carole Dewings

      Have been reading about Loy House Farm – used to go visit Aunt Minnie and Uncle Albert with my grandmother Eva May Wilson (nee Cason) – remember photo of me sat on Johnny’s knee when he was a young man in Army – I was about 18 month, sadly he was killed by a sniper in the WW1. Gary Armsby had a butchers shop in Loftus but now working in Tesco, Redcar. I wish I knew more of my family history but am now 78 and no-one to ask. Used to go to stay with Aunt Florrie (nee Armsby) married to Douglas Theaker at Coronation Road, Loftus – both sadly dead.

  • billy parkin

    there was other children to william and minnie armsby, hilder, florrie, herbert,

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