Esther Wilkes was the daughter of John Wilkes and Elizabeth Hartas of Farndale/Bransdale, North Riding, Rydale, Yorkshire, England. Parents and their abode, are listed on the christening records of Esther's children. Also listed on the christening record of Nanny [Nancy] the parentage of Elizabeth Hartas; "Elizth Daughter of John Hartas [abode] Bransdale by Johanna his wife."
She married Solomon Hugill in Kirkdale Parish; 11 Feb 1800. He was a son of John Hugill and Mary Dale of Bransdale, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. Mary Dale's father is listed as William Dale of Bransdale ? West. This information is also listed on christening records for Solomon and Esther's children. All of their children's christenings were in Kirkby Moorside Parish, North Riding, Rydale, Yorkshire, England, with their abode listed as Bransdale, with the exception, on John's the abode is listed as Allot Moor. Others have Bransdale West Side, Bransdale East Side listed.
Solomon and Esther had 10 children:
1st child John Hugill b: 27 July 1800 c: 03 Aug 1800 abode: Moor Allot