'Cunliffe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cunliffe of Addingham, Cunliffe of Acton Park, Cunliffe of Hollins, Cunliffe of Ilkley, Cunliffe in Liverpool, Cunliffe of Whycollar (Wicollar), Cunliffe of Woodhead

BP1934 reports that this family claims Saxon origin and was descended from Adam de Conlive of Cunliffe (a 1275).
Robert Cunliffe of Hollins, Lancashire (a 1559)
1. Henry Cunliffe of Hollins
  m. _ Wood of Woodhead (heiress)
  A. Ellis Cunliffe of Hollins, Woodhead & Baxenden (Lancashire) (d 1603/4)
m. Janett Crombrocke (dau of John Crombrocke of Whalley)
  i. John Cunliffe of Hollins & Woodhead
  m. Isabel Robinson (dau/heir of James Robinson of Pendle)
  a. Nicholas Cunliffe of Hollins (d by 07.11.1669)
  m. _ Hartley of Wycollar
  (1) John Cunliffe of Hollins (a 1660) - continued below
  m1. _ Hartley (dau of _ Hartley of Winewall)
  m2. Mary Cheatham (dau of Ralph Cheatham of Castleton)
  b. Ellis Cunliffe (alderman of London) had issue
  m. Margaret King (dau of Francis King)
  c. John Cunliffe of Iconhurst, Accrington, Lancashire (bur 19.08.1649)
  m. Margaret
  (1) Ellis Cunliffe of Wakefield, Yorkshire (bpt 12.05.1642, d 1681)
  m. Mary Stocks
(A) Nicholas Cunliffe of Ilkley, Yorkshire (bpt 08.01.1677, bur 29.10.1724)
  m. (12.02.1701/2) Anne Hodgson (dau of David Hodgson of Bradford)
  (i) Ellis Cunliffe of Ilkley & High House, Addingham (bpt 07.06.1705)
  As reported at ## below, BLGY2001 shows a different ancestry for Ellis of Ilkley & High House in Addingham to what is shown by Foster (identified in Main Sources below) & BLG1886 ('Kay of Farfield'). Provisionally, we follow BPGY2001 in showing him here. Apart from that, the following is supported by BLG1886.
  m. (22.10.1738) Elizabeth Lister (dau/coheir of Rev. Thomas Lister of Ilkley (by Mary, dau of Henry Bowling), uncle of Samuel Lister of Manningham)
(a) John Cunliffe of High House (Addingham) (bpt 16.05.1724, d 19.03.1813)
  m. (22.11.1772) Mary Thompson (d 13.06.1834, dau of Rev. William Thompson of Addingham)
  ((1)) Ellis Cunliffe, later Cunliffe-Lister, later Lister-Kay of Manningham & Farfield (d 24.11.1853) had issue
  m1. (01.04.1795) Ruth Myers (dsp 07.1797, niece/heir of Samuel Lister of Manningham Hall, cousin)
  m2. (02.1809) Mary Ewbank Kay (d 06.03.1844, dau of William Kay of Haram Grange & Cottingham)
  m3. (11.11.1844, sp) Eliza Talbot (d 13.07.1855, dau of Richard Talbot of Malahide (by Margaret, Baroness Talbot de Malahide), widow of George Waters Mellifont of Ballenclea)
  ((2)) William Cunliffe of Farfield Hall (dsp)
  ((3)) Thomas Lister Thompson Cunliffe
  ((4)) Mary Cunliffe
  m. John Coates (rector of Addingham)
  ((5)) Eliza Cunliffe
  m. Richard Parr of Algarkirk
  ((6)) Harriott Cunliffe
  m. John Ellis
  ((7)) Phoebe Cunliffe
  m. John Outhwait of London
  ((8)) Sophia Cunliffe
m. John Pickersgill of Tavistock Square
  (b) Lister Cunliffe (b 1747, d 1778) ancestor of the Cunliffes of Esholt
  (c)+ other issue
  (ii)+ other issue
  (2)+ other issue
  d. Robert Cunliffe of Whitefriars, London (d by 29.10.1647)
  e. Henry Cunliffe of Brownbeck, London (d 1663) had issue
  ii.+ other issue - Robert, Margaret
  B. Anne Cunliffe possibly of this generation
  m. Nicholas Rushton of Antley



John Cunliffe of Hollins and/or Wicollar (a 1660) - continued above
m1. _ Hartley (dau of _ Hartley of Winewall)
m2. Mary Cheatham (dau of Ralph Cheatham of Castleton)
'Pedigrees of the County Families of England' (vol 2, Yorkshire - West Riding, 'Rodgers of Sheffield') by Joseph Foster (1874), which supports the information on the line of their elder son (Nicholas), shows that it was a daughter of Ralph Cheatham who was mother of ...
1. Nicholas Cunliffe of Hollins & Whycollar (Wicollar), Lancashire
  m. Elizabeth Foster (dau/coheir of _ Foster of Airton)
  A. John Cunliffe of Hollins & Whycollar
  m. Dorothy Wood (dau of Henry Wood of Barnsley by Dorothy Woodhead of Woodseats)
  i. son (dsps)
  ii. Elizabeth Cunliffe
  m1. (01.01.1718) Samuel Scargill of Thorp Hill near Sheffied (bur 29.12.1732)
  a. John Scargill (bpt 02.08.1721)
  b. Elizabeth Scargill (bpt 08.11.1723)
m. _ Webster
  c. Sarah Scargill (bpt 30.01.1726)
  m. Joseph Owen of Crookes (son of Joseph of Sheffield by _ Beckett)
  (1) Henry Owen, later Cunliffe of Whycollar (dsp)
  (2) Margaret Owen
  m. William Eboral of Warwick
  (A) Maria Eboral (b c1780, d 22.10.1816)
  m. (22.10.1807) Robert Rodgers of Sheffield (b 1778-9, d 14.03.1841)
  (3)+ other issue - Joseph (d unm Seringapatam 04.05.1799, Captain), Charles of London
  m2. Thomas Eyre of Sheffield
  B. Ellis Cunliffe
Foster shows Ellis as of Ilkley & High House in Addingham and identifies him as ancestor of Cunliffe Lister-Kaye. This appears to be supported by BLG1886 ('Kay of Farfield') which starts 'properly' with John of Fairfield Hall, identifying him as eldest son of Ellis of Ilkley (by Elizabeth Lister) and as grandson of Nicholas of Wycollar. HOWEVER, as reported at ## above, BPGY2001 ('Swinton') shows a differet ancestry for the Ellis who married Elizabeth Lister. Provisionally, noting that it would be rather disrespectful of us to contradict such a new source as BPGY2001, we show Ellis of Ilkley above.
  C. Candace Cunliffe
  m. Edward Tempest of
2. Ellis Cunliffe (rector of Newmarket and Etwall)
  m. _ Foster (dau/coheir of _ Foster of Airton)
  A. Foster Cunliffe in Liverpool (b 1685-6, d 11.04.1758, MP)
  m. (19.06.1714) Margaret Carter (dau of Robert Carter of Lancashire)
  i. Sir Ellis Cunliffe in Liverpool, 1st Bart (b 12.04.1717, d 16.10.1767, MP)
  m. (19.12.1760) Mary Bennet (d 08.10.1814, dau of Henry Bennet of Moston)
  a. Mary Cunliffe (dsp 27.02.1804)
  m. Sir Drummond Smith, 1st Bart of Tring Park (d 22.01.1816)
b. Margaret Elizabeth Cunliffe
  m. William Gosling of Roehampton Grove
  ii. Sir Robert Cunliffe of Saighton, Sheriff of Cheshire, 2nd Bart of Acton Park (b 17.05.1719, d 1778)
  m. (1752) Mary Wright (d 19.02.1791, dau of Ichabod Wright of Nottingham)
  a. Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bart (b 08.02.1755, d 15.06.1834)
  m. (01.10.1781) Harriet Kinloch (d 09.09.1830, dau of Sir David Kinloch, Bart)
  (1) Foster Cunliffe, later Cunliffe-Offley of Madeley (b 17.08.1782, dvpsp 19.04.1832)
  m. (21.04.1809) Elizabeth Emma Crewe (d 15.02.1850, dau of John Crewe, 1st Lord)
  (2) Sir Robert Henry Cunliffe, 4th Bart (b 22.04.1785, d 10.09.1859, General) had issue
  m1. (15.12.1805) Louisa (d 04.05.1822, widow of Major Arthur Forest)
  m2. (02.04.1825) Susan Emily Paton (d 11.11.1856, dau of Col. John Paton)
(3) Ellis Watkin Cunliffe (b 05.09.1787, d 20.12.1866) had issue
  m. (13.06.1822) Carolin Kingston (d 1856, dau of John Kingston)
  (4) Brooke Cunliffe of Erbistock Hall (b 23.07.1790, d 11.12.1857) had issue
  m1. (1814) Mary Pirrie (d 11.09.1825, dau of John Pirrie)
  m2. (1827) Elizabeth Rayson (d 04.08.1833, dau of John Rayson)
  m3. (12.09.1850) Frances Lyon (d 16.01.1865, dau of Rev. James R. Lyon)
  (5) George Cunliffe (b 03.06.1795, vicar of Wrexham)
  m. (08.02.1821) Dorothea Townshend (d 1877, dau of J.S. Townshend of Trevallyn)
  (6) Mary Cunliffe (d 14.06.1838)
  m. (09.04.1806) Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn (d 02.09.1850)
(7) Harriot Cunliffe (d 13.04.1825)
  m. (04.12.1809) Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Bart of Norton (b 118.08.1785, d 11.11.1865)
  (8)+ other issue - Emma (b c1793, d 19.11.1875), Charlotte (b c1795, d 27.12.1875)
  b. Elizabeth Cunliffe
  m. (04.1782) Clement Strafford Courtney or Courtenay of Bath
  c. Mary Cunliffe (d 13.04.1825)
  m. (04.05.1780) Sir Richard Brooke, 5th Bart of Norton (d 06.03.1795)
  d. Margaret Cunliffe (d 16.12.1826)
  m. (02.05.1780) Thomas Brooke of Church Minshull (b 1760, d 16.12.1826)
  iii. Anne Cunlliffe (b 05.04.1715)
  m. William Shawe of Preston, Sheriff of Lancashire (a 1746)
  Anne may also have married (first then divorced?) ...
  m1/2. (1728, div?) Charles Pole of Holtcroft (b 06.09.1695, d 09.1779, MP)
  iv.+ other issue - Foster (b 05.04.1722), Jennet (b 06.05.1718, d 26.10.1718), Mary (b 02.01.1720, d unm)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 18.02.11) : BPGY2001 ('Swinton') and some input as reported above
(2) For lower section (uploaded 18.02.05, expanded 09.12.14) : BP1934 ('Cunliffe, Barts') with some support from FMG (vol 1, 'Courtenay-Cunliffe', MS25, p60) and some input as reported above
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