Cottam family of Lancaster

Yesterday I found another generation of my Cottam family in the Lancaster area, and so was able to link to a lot of descendants.

My great great great grandfather, Richard Cottam, was born at Heaton-with-Oxcliffe, near Lancaster, but I had not been able to find his baptism, and thus his parents.

At the LDS Family History Centre in Johannesburg I ordered the film of church records for St Helen, Overton, and found Richard Cottam was baptised there in 1811, along with 10 siblings, including his brother Adam Cottam, whose whole family I had recorded in censuses etc, without knowing how he was connected.

They were the children of John and Mary Cottam, John being recorded as “Farmer of Oxcliffe Hall”. The only other Cottams found there in abundance were the children of Henry and Alice Cottam. Henry was a “Farmer of Heaton”. The next step will be to find if John and Henry were brothers and who their parents were.

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6 Responses

  1. Hi

    Do you know how Isabella Cottam (born 1808 oxcliffe) is related to this family? She married John Bagot.

    Thanks

    Regards

    Russ

    • Isabella Cottam appears to be the daughter of Henry and Alice Cottam, though they had a daughter Isabella who died a few years later.

      The John Bagot she married is definitely related to me, but I haven’t yet found a link on the Cottam side.

    • Yes, I’ve just found her! See my latest blog entry. The Isabella, daughter of Henry and Alice died young, but the Isabella daughter of John and Mary married john Bagot, so Cottam and Bagot brothers and disters married each other.

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  4. Hi
    I’m related to the Cottam’s of Oxcliffe Hall, I’m directly related from Adam Cottam Son of John Cottam (b 1781). I haven’t been able to go back any further yet. Adam’s son Henry is my GGG grandfather.

    Tracey Cottam

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