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  1. Hi! Good to know you've joined the network as well. We're planning a little cottam-fisher get together in Sheff - would be great if you could come along too! cottam67
  2. Hi guys As promised some info from Trade Directories. Hugh, we'll have to see if any of our stuff matches up! A lot of the entries are for the same people it seems, but shows some longevity of their businesses... Kelly's Directory (1900) p364 Glass in St Swithun's church was gifted - some by Thomas Cottam. p366 Thomas Cottam is a borough magistrate p368 Thomas Cottam listed as living 22 Carolgate p370 Thomas Cottam's trades: linen, woollen and fancy draper, silk mercer, hosier, glover, haberdasher, dress and mantle making, carper warehouseman and complete funeral furnisher (shop in the Market Place) Morris Directory (1869) p405 Alfred Cottam, grocer and baker of Grove Street; Thomas Cottam, linen and woollen draper of Market Place p410 Henry Cottam esq - country magistrate; Thomas Cottam - grammar school and charity trustee p412 Henry Cottam esq JP of The Cottage West Retford White's Directory (1894) p616 T Cottam esg Borough magistrate and governor of the Grammar School p621 John Cottam left £200 - the interest for the poor of Retford Kelly's Directory (1912) p648 Mrs Fanny Cottam, Railway Station Inn, 46 London Road Lascelles and Hagans Commercial Directory of Notts (1848) p448 John Cottam, Market Place - grocer, tea dealer and tallow chandler p451 John Cottam, Market Place - spirit merchant White's Directory (1844) p680 Mrs Mary Cottam - Carolgate p685 John Cottam, Market Place (Grocer) p686 Thomas Cottam - Market Place (linen and woollen draper) p689 John Cottam - Market Place (tallow chandler) Pigot and Co's Directory (1841) p55 Mr Joshua Cottam, Carolgate p56 John Cottam, Market Place - grocer, tallow chandler; Thomas Cottam - linen and woollen draper p57 John Cottam, Market Place - spirit merchant Pigot and Co's Directory (1835) p327 Joshua Cottam, Carolgate (butcher); John Cottam, Market Place - grocer, tallow chandler p328 Thomas Cottam, Market Place - linen and woollen draper Pigot (1832) p154 Joshua Cottam, Carolgate (butcher) P155 John Cottam, Market Place - Grocer, tallow chandler Pigot (1829) p659 Joshua Cottam, Clumber Street (butcher) p660 John Cottam, Market Place (grocer) Post Office Directory (1876) Thomas Cottam - alderman Thomas Cottam esq - borough magistrate p866 Thomas Cottam, hosier, glover, linen and woollen draper, 10 Market Place Wright's Directory (1879) 10 Market Square - Thomas Cottam, draper (h. 22 Carolgate) p515 T Cottam (magistrate) p516 T Cottam trustee of grammar school and charities p517 T Cottam Church Missionary Society Committee Member Worksop and Retford Brewery Co Directory 1898 p72 T Cottam esq borough magistrate p75 Thomas Cottam esq JP and governor of grammar school
  3. There is lots of info in the trade directories about cottams in north notts - I'll summarise this in a later post. Hope this is helpful! cottam67
  4. Ref: Card index LSL Retford "Jonathan Cottam, gardener, 1788." Conveyance 1850 from Rev Hutchinson and his trustee to Thomas Cottam. Cottam was a draper. The price was £2,500. The first building was the second one into the market place from grove street and was already occupied by cottam; the other was the grove street corner property, formerly tenanted and now empty. Mortgage 1837 by Thomas Cottam to Rev WC Mee for £2,000. Reconveyance 1893 from Mee to Thomas Cottam - mortgage cleared.
  5. "Living in Old Retford" by BJ Biggs (1973) Three cottams are mentioned: John, Joshua and William (pp50-60) "On 5 January 1818 at a meeting at the Moot Hall, about byelaws and fines, Joshua and William Cottam JB were present." "September 1818, Alderman Cottam appointed Collector." "2 March 1821 Borough business about School etc, Alderman Cottam was present." "Early Polic force. 31 August 1835 there was a meeting at the Moot Hall about Night Watch in town. Present were Ald Jos Cottam, Snr Bailiff, and Ald John Cottam." Retformed Council 1835 - Councillor Joshua Cottam, 3 years."
  6. These are examples only: use these as a guide, but check the records yourself if the person you are looking for is not there - or drop a line on this thread and see if someone will check for you. These are all from the IGI. Joshua and Mary Cottam are recorded as having the following children: Thomas (christened 26.02.1808 in East Retford) John (christened 31.05.1806 in East Retford) Beaumont (christened 28.08.1813 in East Retford) Henry (christened 09.08.1815 in East Retford) Lucy (christened 15.12.1817 in East Retford) Emma (christened 15.07.1819 in East Retford) Anne (christened 22.05.1821 in East Retford) It is possible that Thomas and John were the shopkeepers mentioned in the local directories, but not certain (?). Marmaduke Cottam (wife Hellen) is recorded as having the following children: Hellen (christened 18.11.1675 in East Retford) George (christened 23.01.1680 in East Retford) Margaret (christened 08.09.1672 in East Retford) Joshua Cottam has the following children: John (christened 16.06.1689 in East Retford) George (christened 18.05.1691 in East Retford)
  7. For cottam research about notts cottams, Mrs C recommends trying the following: Bassetlaw Museum website, which now includes the Welchman Collection of photos. There are cottam photos there, including Thomas Cottam and more recent cottams. You need to click on people and then scroll down to cottam. (http://www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk) IGI at Retford's Denman Library, which includes records of many of north notts cottams. The index includes cottams that go back to seventeenth century from Retford and surrounding villages. Examples of Cottam family members follow on the next post. Use these as a guide, but check the records yourself if the person you are looking for is not there - or drop a line on this thread and see if someone will check for you.
  8. Hi Cottam genealogists Mrs C has come up with a lot of info on Notts cottams. I will post on here but divide it up for easy access. cottam67
  9. Hi Huw sorry, I put your name on the previous mail in error - realise that you are a friend of cottams, rather than a relative! It is very interesting what you say about the graves and the census info. I always had a strong feeling that the sheffield cottams were most likely to have originated from nottinghamshire. That is because there was a tradition of people moving from notts villages to sheffield looking for jobs. (It being our nearest and most accessible city.) As I noted in the first posting, there are relatively few villages called cottam and erroneously many people (particularly Americians) seem to believe the name originated from Lancs. While it is possible that Lancashire cottams moved to Sheffield, I would imagine it was more likely that they would move to one of the local mill towns, which were soaking up workers at that time. Therefore my belief is that the Sheffield Cottams are most likely from Notts. There were fairly rich cottams - with businesses and suchlike - here in north notts in the 1800s and through into the 1900s. I will have a check with Mrs C the cottam historian here in notts and see what info we have. Very sad about the graves - I note that they are all young children cottam67
  10. Huw W, Casey6941 and Jatk Hi guys! Welcome to the cottam clan. I see you are related to nottinghamshire cottams - I will forward your info to MrsC who is the keeper of the nottinghamshire cottam information. She might be able to help you. Do you guys have access to local UK records - I notice that some of you live overseas? cottam67
  11. Hi Ms Tetley Can you tell us any more details about your grandma - do you know roughly when she would have been there or her DOB, which would help date her? There are a few threads now on FCH - we really should get them unified to make it easier to look for info and for people to talk. Best wishes Cottam67
  12. Cottam/Lavender We will have to chat about setting up a website dedicated to FCH I think, as discussed previously.
  13. Hi everyone It's really not been easy for Thursday getting her records - the records office seem to have variable performance in terms of how they deal with people. I know Cottam said that he found it okay; my dad had trouble with a very unhelpful woman; Thursday likewise. Flyer and mune and others - have you tried to get your records and if so how did you find it? cottam67
  14. Hi everyone It's really not been easy for Thursday getting her records - the records office seem to have variable performance in terms of how they deal with people. I know Cottam said that he found it okay; my dad had trouble with a very unhelpful woman; Thursday likewise. Flyer and mune and others - have you tried to get your records and if so how did you find it? cottam67
  15. Everyone Peppermint is a friend of cottams, from a long line of cottam friends. Great to meet you again too peppermint. Note what you say about my dad not aging... There is something in the genes of our cottam branch that allegedly resists aging, but it also helps that my dad has a portrait in the attic! Lavender and cottam you should introduce yourself... cottam67
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