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Sylvia Ruth Cannam, 25 May 2008

I've just been looking at your Cottingham website. What a brilliant job you have made of it. Congratulations....

 

Rob Jolley, Corby, 5 February 2008

I was on your web site last night (which is very good) when I came across a picture entitled 'Jolley Family Wash Day' ...

 

Victoria Simmonds, 5 February 2008

I recently took great pleasure reading about the history of the factory as I live on the ground floor apartment...

 

Vanda Culpepper, Texas, USA, 30 September 2007

My name is Vanda Culpepper (nee) Ashby one of the twins...

 

Jean Brogdale, 23 September 2007

I am trying to de-bunk a family myth. One of my Great Grannies was Mary Ella Panter Vickers, born in Cottingham c1895... 

 

Linda Ashmore, 22 September 2007

I came across your site while looking for a Vickers family...

 

Chris Coles, Brigstock, 21 August 2007

My father, Walter Coles was cousin to Vere Coles and came from Leicester...

 

Jackie Proctor, 30 May 2007

My name is Jackie Proctor. I noticed information on your website relating to the Cannam family. My Great Grandmother was Lilian Elizabeth Cannam...

 

Jacqui Cottingham 10 May 2007

I was just playing around on the computer and typed in our last name, Cottingham, and found your web site...

 

Joan Bradley, 7 May 2007

My 5th great grandfather William Taylor b1715 Kettering married 1736 in Kettering to Alice Taylor born in Cottingham...

 

Annie Johnson, 17 April 2007

I took a book out of MH library recently called The Leicestershire Graziers...By a quirky coincidence there is a whole chapter about the first recorded Billings (of Rolleston) who was witness to the will of one John Dove esq...

 

Pauline, 13 April 2007

I would just like to congratulate you on your site. I have been researching my family history and have arrived in Cottingham/Middleton...

 

Jon Dodsworth, 13 April 2007

I'm currently researching my Family History and came across the Cottingham website. I believe my ancestors Leek) were born in Cottingham...

 

John Leete, 14 March 2007

Does the Wallis and Linnell clothing company still exist...?

 

Derek Swingler, East Carlton Park, 13 February 2007

I was given a paper copy of a photo copied from the 2005 calendar of Middleton forge, Main Street, Samuel Swingler and son also Samuel...

 

David Hannant, 14 December 2006

First congratulations on an excellent website it has brought back many memories of growing up in the village and also stories told to me by my father of life in the village when he was young...

 

Gerry Oliver, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1 December 2006

My grandfather Harry Oliver, according to the UK 1901 census, was 12 years of age at the time that the census was taken...

 

Derek Martin, 15 November 2006

I've been Researching my family tree and came across this great website. Well done for the hard work that's been put in. My connection is the Vickers family .

 

Margaret Clews, 27 October 2006

A fabulous site. I was excited to see photos of Water Lane. My paternal grandmother was a Bradshaw...

 

Jackie Binley, 24 October 2006

I was told about your web site by a friend. I think it is the best village web site I have ever seen! My father in law came from Cottingham. He is Robert Binley...

 

Graham Hobbs, 27 September 2006

My connection with Cottingham is that my father was David Hobbs. He was the youngest son of Andrew Hobbs of the Royal George and latterly of the Manor House...

 

Averley Adams, Hampshire, 22 September 2006

You may remember that I contacted you some time ago regarding my grandparents Winifred Tilley and Harry England of Berryfield Road Cottingham...

 

John Tilley, Northants, 28 August 2006

I have just come across an article from the Evening Telegraph of July 30 2005 which I had intended to respond to much sooner! Ardith and Peter Tureski were looking for their Tilley ancestry at Cottingham.

 

Jodi Govig, Nebraska, USA, 26 August 2006

I see two letters on your website from Ardith Tilley Tureski...

 

Morley Stuart (Brother James Simon), 8 August 2006

I found your web-site on Cottingham purely by chance and was so thrilled to read it...

 

Andrew Morris, 22 June 2006

Hello there, wonder if you can help...Could you tell me if there's is still a rd called Towns End...

 

Jim Davenport, Essex, 1 June 2006

I have just looked through your website for the first time and I am really impressed. My father was born in Cottingham in 1911 but the family moved away in 1925 after the death of my grandmother, Harriett Davenport...

 

Kathleen Jenkins, 23 May 2006

You have an excellent website for those of us interested in information on Cottingham. My great great grandfather (Mayes) comes from that area...

 

Chalmers Cursley, Hertfordshire, 15 April 2006

I have downloaded the will of Mary Cusley, if you are interested I can email you the pdf file. The will is very difficult if not almost impossible for me to read, I will try and find out where I can have it transcribed.

 

Jim and Brenda Shrive, 15 April 2006

Attached is a Cottingham school photo from 1936, my farther (John Shrive) and Auntie (Mary Shrive) are in the photo...

 

Glyn Banks, Massachusetts, 18 March 2006

I found your website quite by accident a week ago. Youíve done a wonderful job collecting all this information. I found my maternal grandmother, Ethel Amy Tansley in the picture of schoolchildren...

 

Jim Cannam, Calgary, Alberta, 12 February 2006

Would you please send this to your contributer Jan Cannam. she says she changed her name to Cannam to prevent it dying out. I am pleased to be able to tell her that there are hundred or so widely scattered in the west of north America...

 

Terrance Linn, Washington, USA, 2 February 2006

If you could tell me anything about Alston Kisby It would be a great help...

 

Glenys Panter, 25 January 2006

Iíve purely by chance just been looking at the Cottingham history website. My family Ė mother, father and grandparents originated in Cottingham... 

 

Glyn Aubrey, 22 November 2005

've just stumbled across your splendid site. I've been doing some family history recently and have found some antecedents hailing from Cottingham. I see on your established local families list that you have a mention of the West family...

 

David Tilley, Cleethorpes, 11 November 2005

As a descendant of one of the Tilley families of Cottingham, I thought I should drop you a line in the hope of someone possibly making contact. My grandfather was John James Tilley...

 

Tracey Thomas, 1 November 2005

I hope you can help me trace some people or maybe give some more info. My mother Joyce Lee was an evacuee in the 2nd world war she was sent to Cottingham and stayed with a family with the surname Redsure...

 

Alan Drake, Kettering, 25 October 2005

I have just discovered your Cottingham website, it is very interesting. My mother was a Tansley as were my grandparents...

 

Chris Rayson, 5 October 2005

II have just been looking at your excellent site and thoroughly enjoyed it. Under Bakeries there is mention of the Rayson family of Corby Road...

 

Mrs LA Wright, 29 September 2005

I have just come across your web site and found it fascinating. I started doing some family research into my mum's family recently as she was a Tansley and I have visited Cottingham a couple of times...

 

Vanessa Fretwell, Surrey, 5 & 9 September 2005

My mother, Margery Haseler, has been trying to get information about her mother's side of the family, Dunkley...

 

Mike Williams, 26 August 2005

The stone cottages you are trying to locate were next to Blind Lane...

 

Quoy Bradbury, 24 August 2005

I clicked on the photos section of the school children on your site... There is a picture of a girl Mabel Tansley...

 

Graham Chambers, West Yorkshire, 14 August 2005

I was looking at the web site with my nephew Mike yesterday and he recognised the photo of the Cottingham Football team from the 1920/30s. My father (Fred Chambers, born 1908) is a member of the team...

 

Julie Hill, Kettering, 1 August  2005

I've just read with interest the article in the Evening Telegraph about Ardith and Peter Tureski's visit to Cottingham...

 

Timothy Cannam, 27 July  2005

I came across your website when I was checking out my grandfather's name Harry Gould Cannam....

 

Geof Hudson, Church Street, Cottingham, 26 July  2005

Just a quick note to express my admiration for an excellent web site. You may not have known that our back yard in Church Street used to be a public toilet...

 

Marilyn Blake, 22 June 2005

I came across your site by pure accident and saw the name Henry Stafford Cannam...

 

Steve Jones, Australia, 21 June 2005

A great site Jane. I have traced my ancestors back to Cottingham. I am researching Tansley, Panter & Inkle...

 

Margaret Banning, 16 June 2005

I wonder whether you would be interested in a document from Cottingham -cum-Middleton and East Carlton. It belonged to...Lilian Sturman, the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs John H Chamberlain...

 

Alan Craxford, 25 May 2005

I have been very interested in browsing your site and I wonder whether we have any information that we may be able to exchange...I believe that I am a direct descendent of John Claypole...

 

Dave Brownlie, 11 May 2005

I've just found your website on Cottingham it bring back memories seeing some of the names of people I grew up in the 50s & 60s before I got married...

 

David Dodd, Kettering, 8 May 2005

First of all, congratulations on your excellent web-site, it puts many so called professional web-sites to shame. I grew up in Cottingham (1940 to 1953 period), lived at Frogs Island and No. 8 Ripley Road...

 

Amy, Cottingham, 6 May 2005

I have been brought up over the years to believe that 22 Rockingham Road's back garden was a slaughter house...

 

Graham Chambers, Keighley, West Yorkshire, 18 April 2005

A great web site! I've really enjoyed reading through it. My father's family (Chambers) and his ancestors lived in and around Cottingham for many generations....

 

Annie Johnson, 5 April 2005

There is a large stone on the left of one of the wellhead pictures.  When I was a girl, there was a curious area of massive flat stones, set opposite the yard gate to Crossbank House...

 

Amber Smithen, 8 March 2005

My granddad is Bernard Beadsworth and I have just been looking at the Cottingham website and was thrilled to find a picture of my granddad as child in Water Lane...

 

Derek McGreevy, 6 March 2005

My son has some homework to do and he needs to know if the Cottingham church has any gargoyles or grotesques...

 

Tony Vines, 4 March 2005

It's about 18 months since I last looked in at your site and it just gets better and better...

 

Chris Sumpter, 4 March 2005

Lovin' the site. I have somewhere a school pic from 1970...

 

Bob Mulvaney, 7 February 2005

It is possible that my Cannam ancestors emigrated from Cottingham or parts nearby to the US or Canada around 1800...

 

Mike Crossman, Gateshead, 24 January 2005

My grandmother (Harriet Evelyn Tansley) was born in Water Lane....

 

Quoy Bradbury, 23 January 2005

We have just discovered our Tansley family are from Cottingham, going back to William born about 1669...

 

Henry Stafford Arthur Cannam,  11 January 2005

I am Henry Stafford Arthur Cannam. I can trace our immediate family tree from the present day back to around 1790...

 

Ardith Tureski, 7 January 2005

Thanks very much for the calendar. In the August picture (Middleton), my grandfather, Herbert Tilley, is the young boy, standing on the right, closest to the camera...

 

David Parker, Newcastle Under Lyme, 24 November 2004

I think that John Parker the baker might have been born in Collyweston....

 

Marie Beck, 21 November 2004

I have greatly enjoyed exploring your Cottingham history site. I found it very informative and easy to use. I am exploring my family history and an particularly interested in Wilbarston as that is where my great g. mother was born and her parents too...

 

Tim Davies, Maidstone Kent, 16 November 2004

Iíve taken a few soundings from some of the villages older residents and they think the missing name of the Footballer is David Stokes...

 

Lee Cannam, SW London, 13 November 2004

We have been in Touch with a Frances Kerner who has been researching the Cannam's and found us. The name definitely has not died out...!

 

Eileen Watts, Market Harborough, 13 November 2004

My name is Eileen Watts (nee Jackson). I was born in Cottingham and lived there until I married in 1967. My mother lived there for most of her life. my father was a scout master along with Mr Porter ...

 

Geoff Gough, 10 November 2004

Having my mind in neutral this evening I punched in Cottingham - Coles and was delighted to find your site, which is a credit to you.

My family my mothers side were the Coles.

 

Elizabeth Tansley, 23 October 2004

I was browsing for Tansleys and came across your Cottingham History site for the first time. It is most interesting.

 

Jenny Webster (nee Coles), 16 October 2004

I am the Great Niece of Mr. & Mrs. Vere Coles who used to own the shop in Cottingham High Street...

 

Malcolm Watts,  3 October 2004

I have just been looking at your site, ref Cottingham. A very nice and informative piece. I am descended from Mary Elizabeth Beadsworth (my great grandmother) who came from Cottingham...

 

Michael Feder, Sydney Australia, 22 September 2004

Thanks for letting me know of my distant relation in NZ ,hello Jan Cannam. My uncle eddy was a great guy...

 

Susan Severn (nee Vickers), 20 September 2004

Have recently come across your site which I found especially interesting as some of my ancestors originate from Cottingham. My 2xgt grandfather Frederick Edward Vickers...

 

Daphne Joiner (nee Cannam), 12 September 2004

I was the last person to have the surname Cannam from Cottingham...

 

Jan Cannam, New Zealand, 9 September 2004

My name is Janet Mary Cannam (nee Payne), whose mother was Edith May Cannam...

 

Tom Chisholm, Desborough, 4 September 2004

I was introduced to your web site on Cottingham recently. I found Nicola Patterson is seeking information on Cannam.

Well my mother was Ruth Cannam ...

 

Chris Blenkarn (nee Bell), 22 August 2004

Congratulations on your Cottingham site, which I have only just accessed. I was born in Cottingham in 1949, left in 1968...

 

Annie Johnson, 22 August 2004

Pretty sure the row of cottages were on the Corby Road, opposite the 'jitty' down to Water Lane...

 

Judith and Stephen Gregory, Cottingham, 16 August 2004

I have just spent the last half an hour browsing the website and found it most delightful and informative.

We moved to Cottingham last year...

 

Tim Davies, Maidstone Kent, 20 July 2004

I've watched your website grow with great interest and feel I may have a few pictures to contribute...

 

Richard Aldwinckle, June 2004

First of all, congratulations on such a splendid website. I am descended from the Aldwinckle family that lived in

Cottingham and Middleton...

 

Judy Perkins, 14 June 2004

I have just found your excellent web-site .I am related to Robert Perkins and Katherine who lived in Cottingham in the 1590's...

 

Nicola Paterson, 27 May 2004

 I am researching my family tree at the moment and I was wondering if you had any information on the Cannam Family...

 

David Parker, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, 13 May 2004

 I AM SO EXCITED BY YOUR WEBSITE!!!...Many years ago I started to trace my family tree....When I got to my

Great Grandad, John Thomas Parker I found that the family originated in Cottingham.....

 

Ardith (Tilley) Tureski, Canada, 25 March 2004

Thanks so much for your terrific website. I am tracing my Tilley ancestors and check the site frequently....

 

Gill, Gloucestershire, 23 March 2004

I was looking for an old picture and stumbled across your website - my parents live in Cottingham too, but in East Yorkshire....

 

Janet Sturman, Cottingham, 22 March 2004

Thought you might be interested in this item:- My (late) father in law Fred Sturman was born and bred in

Crossbank (now renamed Crossbank House)....

 

George Robertson, Cottingham, 15 March 2004

Found your web site (very good) when searching for more information about 9, High Street.....

 

Shelley Davenport, New Zealand, 9 March 2004

Another long lost Cottingham relation from New Zealand here. My Great Grandparents were Abraham and

Mary Ann Binley....

 

Michael Feder, Sydney, Australia, 1 March 2004

Your history about cottingham is very interesting. I lived in cottingham from 1954 to 1966 in the house

which is now next to the Spread Eagle....

 

Gillian Collins, New Zealand, 30 January 2004

I just found your Cottingham site, which is fascinating. Lots of excellent information! I have Cottingham

connections in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.....

 

Averley Adams, Hampshire, 27 January 2004

I just wanted to say how lovely it was to see your website. My grandparents, John England (better known as Harry)

and Winifred England (nee Tilley) used to live at 43 Berryfield Road..... .

 
 
Lorraine Tilley, Cottingham CE School, 21 January 2004

I go to Cottingham C.E school and my class is doing a project on how jobs have changed in the village......

 

To: Margie Moore, Washington State, USA, 11 January 2004

I've recently got hold of the 1881 Census for the village of Cottingham, Northants - and there is a listing for your grandfather,

Harry F Shaw.....

 
Roy Adams, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 21 November 2003

I just found your web site on the internet. I am the grandson of Vera Tansley who is descended from John Tansley

who immigrated from Cottingham in 1828......

 

Colin Bradshaw, Cottingham, 21 October 2003

Congratulations on your Cottingham Web Site. Our family has lived in the village since the early 1800 's.....

 

Annie Johnson, UK, 7 October 2003

Great Website! I thought you might find the enclosed extract interesting. I am the daughter of John Charles Bradshaw, l

ate of Crossbank House, and went to school in Cottingham in the 1950's.......

 

Tony Vines, 25 September 2003
Like others of your recent correspondents I came across your excellent web site while researching my mother's family 
(Cross)......
 
 
Liz Howgill, 18 August 2003
Came upon site quite by chance whilst going off at a tangent from looking up family on family tree
DEXTER from Weston by Welland, some buried in Cottingham. Your site VERY interesting as gives village 
history and background. Great.
 
Judi Davies-Stephenson, Mississagua, Ontario, Canada, 12 August 2003

I have just visited your web-site, and I just had to let you know how impressed I am. I grew up in East Carlton

(and attended Cottingham school) during the 60's and 70's and emigrated to Canada in 1976...... 

 

George Hannant, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, 16 July 2003

Very interesting site, I grew up in Cottingham, visited (after 30 years) in 2002, still a beautiful place.

My mother still lives there......

 

Margie Moore, Washington State, USA, July 2003

I found your site when searching for my grandfather's birthplace (Harry Frederick Shaw born July 17, 1859)......

 

Bernard Perkins, Leamington Spa, 25 June 2003

I'm researching my family line which has taken me back to Cottingham and it was great to find all this

information about the village.......