The Ancient Arms of Greenwood

Frederick Greenwood was born on January 15th, 1797 at Keighley, West Yorkshire to John Greenwood and Sarah Sugden. His mother was the daughter of William Sugden of Eastwood House.

He also had a sister named Sarah Hannah Greenwood. She married John Benson Sidgewick, notable for employing Charlotte Bronte as his Governess.

He was a Magistrate, serving as a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was also appointed to the position of High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1855, however he was suffering from ill health and declined the position

On May 31st, 1828 Frederick married Sarah Staniforth at Saint George's Church, Everton, Lancashire. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Staniforth, Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and the granddaughter of Thomas Staniforth from Darnall, also former Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

The couple had two children during their marriage:

  • John Greenwood (1821-1874), he was an MP for Ripon, married Louisa Elizabeth Barnardiston
  • Mary Littledale Greenwood, married architect Major Rohde Hawkins

Frederick passed away on August 28th, 1862 at Norton Conyers House in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. He was laid to rest in Birstwith, Harrogate.