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Ancestors of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn used to live NEXT DOOR to each other in Yorkshire town

Ancestors of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn used to live NEXT DOOR to each other in small Yorkshire town

  • Thomas Stott, Corbyn’s great-great grandfather, lived on Market Place, Yorkshire
  • This was next to Mary Raper, who was an ancestor by marriage of Mr Johnson’s
  • Mrs Raper, a widow, ran a sweet shop which was next door to Mr Stott’s premises
  • Her niece married Thomas Johnson, Mr Johnson’s great-great-great grandfather

A historian has revealed that the ancestors of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn used to live next door to each other in a small Yorkshire town.

Thomas Stott, Mr Corbyn’s great-great grandfather, lived on Market Place next door to Mary Raper – who was an ancestor by marriage of Mr Johnson’s.

Mrs Raper, a widow, ran a sweet shop which was next door to Mr Stott’s saddle and harness making premises.

Thomas Stott, Mr Corbyn’s great-great grandfather, lived on Market Place (house to the right of the lamppost), next door to Mary Raper – who was an ancestor by marriage of Mr Johnson’s (house left of the lamppost)

Mrs Raper, a widow, ran a sweet shop which was next door to Mr Stott's saddle and harness making premises

Mr Corbyn

Mrs Raper, a widow, ran a sweet shop which was next door to Mr Stott’s saddle and harness making premises. Left: Mr Johnson, right, Mr Corbyn

Her niece, also Mary Raper, married Thomas John Johnson, the Prime Minister’s great-great-great grandfather.

Thomas and Mary Johnson (nee Raper), who are direct descendants of Mr Johnson, had their grocery business located just 500 yards away on Silver Street.

The pair married in Masham on September 2, 1837.

Mrs Raper's niece niece, also Mary Raper, married Thomas John Johnson, the Prime Minister's great-great-great grandfather. Pictured: Mr Corbyn's great-great grandfather Thomas Stott's house in the town

Mrs Raper’s niece niece, also Mary Raper, married Thomas John Johnson, the Prime Minister’s great-great-great grandfather. Pictured: Mr Corbyn’s great-great grandfather Thomas Stott’s house in the town

Amateur genealogist Denny Gibson said: ‘We can not know but it is possible that the Stotts may have been [wedding] guests.

‘These two families would definitely be well known to each other in such a small community.

‘Both families were very established in the area.

Thomas and Mary Johnson (nee Raper), who are direct descendants of Mr Johnson, had their grocery business located just 500 yards away on Silver Street. The pair married in Masham on September 2, 1837. Amateur genealogist Denny Gibson said: 'We can not know but it is possible that the Stotts (pictured, their house) may have been [wedding] guests'

Thomas and Mary Johnson (nee Raper), who are direct descendants of Mr Johnson, had their grocery business located just 500 yards away on Silver Street. The pair married in Masham on September 2, 1837. Amateur genealogist Denny Gibson said: ‘We can not know but it is possible that the Stotts (pictured, their house) may have been [wedding] guests’

‘The premises are still there to this day, though they are no longer businesses, there were more businesses back in those days as community life would have been far more insular.

‘All my information comes from the census, so I cannot say for certain which premises were the actual ones on Market Place, as it just gives the street name.

‘Though the street is still there.’

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