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PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH COTTINGLEY

List of Cottingley men who served in the War 1914-1918 (Commemorated on plaque in Cottingley Town Hall)

  • ASOLF Adam, son of Peter Asolf or Fitz Asolf in 1160 gave Cottingelaia to Henry WALES and his heirs, with all appurtenances, in plain, in wood, in meadows and feedings, and in waters. The original deed, in Latin, with the seal of Henry Wales (Waleys, Wallis) is the oldest document held in the archives at Canal Road, Bradford. Asolf was the first Lord of the Manor of Cottingley in 1100 AD and owned other lands beside. It is not known how he came to be in possession of such excessive land in the County.
  • BAINES Thomas - mill owner.
  • BAYLES Bryan - Merchant, bought the Cottingley Manor in 1566 from the Franke family. Died 1579.
  • BAYLES William - son of Bryan, died in 1583 without issue.
  • BEATSON Rev. John - local poet - born 1743 died 1798
  • BERWICK Edward - Worsted Spinners & Manufacturers - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • BRIGGS Arthur Harry associated with Cottingley Town Hall - born 1863 died 1920 - purchased Cottingley Woods from Wm. Ferrand. Built Cottingley Hall and Cottingley Manor. He lived in Cottingley Manor and his son Arthur Edward was given Cottingley Hall. Director of Rolls Royce
  • BUSFEILD William - changed his name to Ferrand in 1839 (in 1837 his mother Mrs Sarah Busfeild had resumed the name of Ferrand on succeeding to the family estates).
  • BUTTERFIELD Thomas - blacksmith died 1600 passed his gear and tools to another blacksmith.
  • CLAPHAM John - of Cottingley - General in Wars of the Roses under the Earl of Warwick
  • COOPER Joe - of Leeds - Author of The Case of the Cottingley Fairies 3.2.1924 to 16.8.2011
  • DEPEDEN Sir John - died about 1402. 20 Aug 1402 In the will of Sir John Depeden, lord of Helagh, there occurs the bequest: "Et do et lego cuilibet domui fratrum existencium infra comitate Eboracensis xiij s. iiij d." [York: Borthwick Institute, Probate Register 3, fo. 89].
  • DIBB John & Samuel - Cattle Dealers - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • DOBSON John of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey December 1689.
  • EATON Ellen Margaret, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. OBE awarded in 2003 for services to Local Government and to the community in Bradford. Elected to Bradford Council in 1986 where she has served the Bingley (Rural) ward ever since. Leader of the Conservative group 1995 to 2006 and leader of Bradford Council from May 2000 to May 2006.
  • FERRAND Benjamin of St Ives, Lord of Manors of Cottingey & Oakworth, JP and DL, baptised 1730 died unmarried October 1803 aged 73.
  • FERRAND Edward born 1778. In 1809 could describe himself as Lord of the Manors of Cottingley, Oakworth, Allerton cum Wilsden and Crossley after acquiring the former property of the Knights of St.John. He died 21st March 1837.
  • FERRAND Sarah - Cottingley House - relict of J. Ferrand Esq of Barnard Castle died 3rd May 1826 aged 74. She is buried in the Abbey Church of Bath. Picture of gravestone
  • FERRAND W. Busfeild.M.P.See Portrait. Succeeded to the family estates in 1854. He worked tirelessly to improve the condition of child labour. Died 1889
  • FIRTH Jack born 27th June 1917 died 7th September 1981 Played 1st Class Cricket between 1949 and 1958 for Yorkshire & Leicestershire as Wicket Keeper - Right Hand Bat. Made 3588 runs in his career.
  • FIRTH John - Shopkeeper - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • FOSTER Hannah - Sun Inn - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • FRANKE Anthony - Son of William
  • FRANKE Stephen - brother of Anthony, together with Thos. BROOKE - yeoman of Netherwoodhouse, William MORVELL of Cottingley and John RAWSON - husbandman of Ingrow became owners of the manor in 1590 for the sum of £1040. The manor consisted of 12 messuages, four cottages and two watermills, twelve gardens, 400 acres of wood and 500 acres of moorland. These four allotted themselves portions and sold other lots to tenants. In 1591 Stephen FRANKE bought from his co-partners the mansion house - Cottingley Hall - which was his family residence until about 1600. In 1620 Stephen died leaving his son impoverished and in debt.
  • FRANKE William - Son of Anthony. In 1566 Father and son conveyed the manor and capital together with all messuages, houses, cottages, barns, garthings, tofts, crofts, perquisites and profits of courts etc. of Cottingley to Bryan BAYLES, merchant of Potternewton for £180. Grandfather William Franke conveyed the interest he had for the term of his life to BAYLES in 1572 for a payment of £9.9s.4d a year for life - certain interests of William the father of Anthony being excepted.
  • FRANKLAND Joseph of 40 Hollings Street - died 19.4.1901 aged 76
  • GASCOIGNE William - all manor of Cottingley granted by Sir John & Elizabeth Depeden to William and his brothers Nicholas and Richard , John AMYAS and Robert GALLESHTORPE in 1397. Sir William Gascoigne was made Chief Justice of the Kings Bench by King Henry IV in 1400. He died in 1414 - he and his wife lie in Harewood Church. See Gascoigne coat of arms
  • GASCOIGNE Sir William - Great Grandson of William granted manor to William FRANKE in 1503. (Father of Judge GASCOIGNE married daughter of Nicholas FRANKE - family connection)
  • GRIFFITHS Frances - Together with Elsie Wright took photographs of the Cottingley Fairies. Married in 1928 to soldier Sydney Way. Died in July 1986. See Picture of grave in Scholemoor cemetery
  • HILL Elsie Wright - born 1901 died April 1988. Fooled Conan Doyle and the world with her fairy photographs. An extremely gifted and accomplished artist who painted landscapes and portraits, mainly in watercolour.
  • HOLLINGS Isaac- son of John HOLLINGS of Cottingley Grange died 18.8.1716
  • HUDSON John - Shopkeeper - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • HUDSON Richard of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey July 1612.
  • HUDSON Richard of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey September 1661.
  • ILLINGWORTH Robert - holder of tenure of mill in Cottingley 1635.
  • JACKSON Samuel (1830 - 1910) Cottingley Town Hall Architect - Also designed Blenheim Terrace, Manningham, Shipley Baptist Church, Moravian Church, Baildon, Ryan Street Board School
  • KIGHLEY Ann of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey October 1645.
  • LAMPLUGH Rev. Wm.died May 7th 1776 aged 72. A monument in Bingley Church bears the words of his death
  • LAYCOCK Burdettwas born on 25 October 1861 at Heaton near Bradford. Educated at Allerton, Wilsden and Cottingley, he began work as a 10-year-old half-timer at Thomas Baines's Cottingley mill and spent several years learning the woollen trade with his grandfather Joshua Laycock in Bradford.
  • LISTER Bryan of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey April 1665.
  • LISTER Robert - died 1622 - passed the Tannery near Cottingley Bridge to his son Bryan.
  • LISTER Robert of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey January 1673.
  • LONGBOTTOM Stephen - Born 1772 A Cottingley gardener
  • LONGBOTTOM Richard of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey July 1832.
  • MACKERETH James Allan of Cottingley. Published poet - born c1871 - died 1948. lived at Stocka House, Cottingley following his marriage in 1902 Publications include - In Grasmere Dale and other poems (1907), The Wake of the Phoenix (1912) The Red Red Dawn (1917) To a Great City (1934)
  • MAUDE Michael of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey October 1702.
  • MAYLARD Rev. John 1816-1896 - associated with Cottingley Town Hall
  • MOORE George A - Started his family furniture business in a wooden hut near the Sun Inn in Cottingley in the 1940's - photos
  • MOORHOUSE Adrian David born 1964 celebrated swimmer took Gold in 1988 Seoul Olympics in 100 metres breaststroke. Now a successful businessman.
  • NETTLETON Rochard of Cottingley Bridge. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey September 1611.
  • PIGHILLS Robert of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey November 1691.
  • PRIESTLEY, JOHN GILLIES (b. Cottingley Hall. Bingley, Yorkshire, England, 10 December 1879; d. Oxford, England, 9 February 1941)
  • RAWSON Henry of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey April 1607.
  • RAWSON Isabella of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey April 1630.
  • RAWSON John and MORVELL william bought property at Beckfoot. Beckfoot was the centre of Cottingley activites for many centuries. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey September 1673.
  • RAWSON Matthew of Cottingley Bridge. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey April 1653.
  • RUSHWORTH Elizabeth born 1648 - daughter of Thomas Rushworth
  • RUSHWORTH Lucia vxor of Thomas Rushworth died October 16th 1678
  • RUSHWORTH Thomas died 1691
  • SKIRROW Edward of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey October 1717.
  • SKIRROW SMITH Isaac Cattle Dealer of Cottingley. Purchased the Town Hall Clock in 1865 for £46. Clock made by Cryer of Bingley.
  • SLATER Thomas Jnr - Cottingley Clothier of substance. Died 1611 - value of goods £142
  • SUGDEN & SMITHERS- Worsted Spinners & Manufacturers - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • SWAINE James of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey October 1714.
  • THORNHAGH Elizabeth - daughter of Bryan Bayles inherited in 1583.
  • THORNTON Hastwell of Cottingley House - 20th June 1850 received certificate to practise medecine.
  • THORNTON James - 1539 was milner at the fulling mill at Beckfoot - Thornton's were in-laws of Morvells.
  • THORNTON Richard - born 1838 the 11th of 12 children of Richard and Eliza Thornton who had leased Cottingley Hall from the Ferrands since 1835. Richard studied at Bingley Grammar School and the Royal School of Mines in London. In 1857 he accompanied Dr. Livingstone on the Zambesi expedition. Using family money from Cottingley, he left Livingstone and with 2 natives and 300 slaves set out to explore the country round Tete, north of Zambesi and fell in with a German expedition in the fist ever European survey of the Kilimanjaro mountains. He died of dysentery in 1863 at the age of 25.
  • THORNTON William - Clothier of Cottingley. His son William born at Beckfoot, trained at Bingley school under Mr. Watkins, admitted sizar at St. John's June 21 1651 aged 17.
  • TIDSWELL Jean - (nee Balmforth) World drag racing champion (1983). Born 1948. Married Steve Tidswell. Jean from Cottingley, had a passion for cars since driving her dad's milk float as a child. She began drag racing when her husband converted a Ford Popular in 1978 and they joined Pennine drag Racing Club. Five years later she became world drag racing champion in a race where all the other competitors were men. In 1984 she held the 9.3 second strip record at the New York raceway near York. The cars were a regular sight for villagers as they travelled up and down Manor Road.
    Jean and Steve now live in Scotland.
  • WALES, WALEYS,or WALLIS Henry - eldest son of Robert WALLIS of Newton near Castleford.
  • WALLIS Robert - son of Henry inherited estate in 1210.
  • WALLIS Richard - grandson of Henry inherited in 1248. Sir Richard was created Lord [Baron] Waleys in 1321.
  • WALLIS Sir Stephen inherited from Richard. Died 1347. Was cited as the 2nd Baron le Waleys of Burgh-Wallis.
  • WALLIS Elizabeth - daughter of Stephen inherited in 1347. Married Sir William Neville of Raby. After his death she married Sir John Depeden.
  • WHITAKER Samuel -born 1869 died 1948. Last Landlord of the Old Sun Inn. Married to Sarah (b.1860 d.1941) who worked as a ladies maid at Cottingley Hall for Sir William and Lady Priestley.
  • WHYTE-WATSON George - Surgeon 1908-1974 - pioneered the treatment of chemotherapy at BRI in 1950's. He lived for a period in the Grange at Cottingley.
  • WHITLEY Edward - Butcher - 1834 (Transcribed from Pigots 1834 Commercial Directory by Steve Garton)
  • WICKHAM Henry, J.P. Lieut. Col. of the First Regiment of Foot, born 7th September 1731 - died 9th October 1804. SeePortrait
    Married to Elizabeth Lamplugh a Cottingley heiress (d.1815) Received the Cottingley estate as his wife's marriage portion, retired from the army and settled down at Cottingley Hall.
    Made a Freeman of the Borough of Bradford in 1769
  • WICKHAM William - born October 1761. See Portrait (eldest of seven children) Family occupied Old Hall in 18th century. attended Harrow School and Oxford University taking a Law Degree in Geneva, Switzerland in 1786. Married at Geneva in 1788 Eleonore Madeleine Bertrand (of Swiss nationality), daughter of M. Louis Bertrand, a Professor at Geneva University. William was a British Secret Service master spy during the French Revolution. Assisted thousands of fleeing french aristocrats - Cottingley's Scarlet Pimpernel. Under Secretary of State for Home Affairs in late 1700's and later Chief Secretary of Ireland after the 1798 Rebellion. Retired in 1807. Died 1840. See more about William Wickham
  • WICKHAM Henry Louis - son of William, born at Cottingley 19th May 1789. Receiver General at Gibraltar. Died at Binstead October 1864
  • WRIGHT Arthur (1865-1926) - Father of Elsie Wright, uncle of Frances Griffiths. Worked in the Bradford mills in the 1870's and worked at a variety of trades before working for the millionaire Mr. Briggs at his Cottingley mansion. There it was his job to maintain Mr. Briggs 6 motor cars.
  • WRIGHT Joseph of Cottingley. Mentioned in record of wills, bonds and inventories of Manor of Crossley, Bingley and Pudsey March 1727.