Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton

ID# 3252, b. 19 September 1883, d. 10 April 1977
Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton was born on 19 September 1883.

Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton married Mary Olive Somerville about 1904
possibly Canada.

Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton died on 10 April 1977 at age 93 years, 6 months and 22 days.

Child of Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton and Mary Olive Somerville

Mary Olive Somerville

ID# 3253, b. 1875, d. 1964
From about 1904, her married name was Somerville-Cotton.
Mary Olive Somerville was born in 1875.

Mary Olive Somerville married Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton about 1904
possibly Canada.

Mary Olive Somerville died in 1964 at age 89 years.

Child of Mary Olive Somerville and Rev James Frederick Somerville-Cotton

Laird Utilus Park Jr

ID# 3254, b. about 1922, d. 14 January 2001
Laird Utilus Park Jr
(photo c. 1955)
Laird Utilus Park Jr was born about 1922.

Laird Utilus Park Jr was the son of Laird Utillus Park and Irene Elizabeth Dearnley.

on 29 November 2000
29, 2000
(William Birch, The City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, North America, 1800)
New York, N.Y. -- On November 29th Sotheby’s in New York will offer for sale The Americana Library of Laird U. Park
Jr. This wide-ranging collection of books, manuscripts and important letters incorporates all aspects of American
history with a particular richness in western Americana and in items relating to the history of Philadelphia. Villanova
native Laird Park, Jr. built his library upon a foundation of books and spectacular, historical manuscripts amassed by
his mother Irene Dearnley Park; and he coupled that with his passion for items relating to the history of Philadelphia
and its most famous son, Benjamin Franklin. The collection is estimated to bring $4/6 million.

Laird Utilus Park Jr died on 14 January 2001 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA,
Laird died Jan. 14, 2001, in Philadelphia. He leaves his wife of almost 50 years, Lucy, four daughters, and six grandchildren.

Coming from The Hill, Laird was on freshman crew and captained the varsity. Majoring in mechanical engineering, he was president of Colonial Club. He roomed with George Wadsworth until he enlisted in the Navy in 1943, serving on a destroyer escort in the Pacific, achieving the rank of ensign. He returned to Princeton to get his degree in economics in 1947.

Laird started his career with Smith, Kline and French, then rose to the presidency of Troemer, Inc., a manufacturer of laboratory apparatus. He was active in Eisenhower's 1953 campaign and served with the Red Cross and the United Fund. He was a board member of the Independence Seaport Museum and the Library Co. of Philadelphia.

He collected Americana and traveled and read widely. He never missed a major reunion and attended 11 others, as well. Always easy to spot at six feet, five inches tall, we shall miss his friendly demeanor, his keen sense of humor, and his love of Princeton. With his family, we deeply share his loss.

The Class of 1944

Princeton Alumni Weekly
Published in Apr. 18, 2001.

Mary Turner

ID# 3256, b. March 1816, d. March 1867
Mary Turner was also recorded as Marey (?)
From 27 October 1850, her married name was Dearnley.
From 27 October 1850, her married name was Dearnely.


Census entries shown here for 1851 and ’61 have been attributed to this Mary despite some discrepancies in age and occupation.

Mary Turner was born in March 1816 at Farnley, Yorkshire, England.

Mary Turner was the daughter of Robert Turner.

Mary Turner was baptised on 14 April 1816 at Almondbury, Yorkshire, England.

in 1850 Mary Turner lived at Rastrick, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

Mary Turner married Eli Dearnley, son of Samuel Dearnaley and Betty Peel, on 27 October 1850 at St. Mary's Church, Elland, Halifax, Yorkshire, England,
Ely Dearnley 40 Bachelor, Farmer res: Rastrick fa: Samuel Dearnley, Clothier
Mary Turner 35 Spinster, --- res: Rastrick fa: Robert Turner, Clothier
Both made their mark
Witnesses: Amos Crother & James Boothroyd.

Mary Turner died in March 1867 at Shepherd's Thorn, Bradley Parish, Yorkshire, England, at age 51 years.

Mary Turner was buried on 9 March 1867 at St Thomas, Bradley, Yorkshire, England,
Mary wife of Eli Dearnley; abode: Shepherd's Thorn; buried: March 9th; age: 51 years.

Mary Turner appeared in the 1851 census at
Lanebottom, Wooldale, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.
On 30 March 1851:-

DEARNLEY, Bettey Head Wid 85 Kirkburton, Yorkshire see Betty Peel
DEARNLEY, Eli Son Mar 44 Labourer Kirkburton, Yorkshire
DEARNLEY, Marey Wife Mar 31 Kirkburton, Yorkshire
SWALLOW, John Head Mar 57 Cloth Dresser Leeds, Yorkshire
SWALLOW, Sarah Wife Mar 53 Wooldale, Yorkshire see Sarah Dearnaley

Piece: 2293 Folio: 40 Page: 24
Registration District: Huddersfield Civil Parish: Wooldale
Address: Lanebottom, Wooldale, Yorkshire (West riding.)

Mary Turner appeared in the 1861 census at
Providence Row, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England.
On 7 April 1861:-

DEARNLEY, Eli Head Mar 46 Cart Driver Wooldale, Yorkshire
DEARNLEY, Mary Wife Mar 46 Farnley, Yorkshire

RG number: RG09 Piece: 3306 Folio: 41 Page: 38
Registration District: Bradford Sub District: 1 Cleckheaton
Enumeration District: 7 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Johns
Civil Parish: Cleckheaton
Address: Providence Row, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (West Riding.)

Sarah (?)

ID# 3257, b. 1839
From about 1860, her married name was Sims.
Sarah (?) was born in 1839 at Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.

Sarah (?) married (?) Sims about 1860.

Sarah (?) appeared in the 1911 census at
44 Kiln Lane, Hadfield, Derbyshire, England.
On 2 April 1911:-

DEARNLEY, James Head Mar 41 Cotton Mill Spinner Derbyshire, Hadfield
DEARNLEY, Violet Wife Mar 14 yrs 39 Calico Mill Weaver Notts, Mansfield Woodhouse
SIMS, Sarah Mo-in-law Mar 71 - Notts, Mansfield Woodhouse

RG number: RG14 Piece: 21277 Registration District: Glossop
Sub District: Glossop Enumeration District: 12 Parish: Glossop
Address: 44 Kiln Lane, Hadfield, Derbyshire.

Child of Sarah (?) and (?) Sims

Ann (?)

ID# 3258, b. about 1724, d. January 1791
From about 1758, her married name was Dearnelley.
From about 1758, her married name was Ann Deaneley.
From about 1758, her married name was Dearneley.


There is little evidence for both Ann & Fanny (William's wives).
The only record for Fanny is a burial record "Fanny wife of William Dearnelly of Woodall" and
Ann is not mentioned in the children's baptismal records until 1765.
These must be regarded as weak links.

Ann (?) was born about 1724.

Ann (?) married William Dearneley, son of James Dearneley and Leah Marshland, about 1758.

on 19 March 1790
An "Ann Dearnelly from Woodall Townend" was buried at All Hallows, Kirkburton on 19 Mar 1790.
This could be this Ann.

Ann (?) died in January 1791 at Townend, Yorkshire, England.

Ann (?) was buried on 26 January 1791 at Kirkburton Parish, Yorkshire, England,
Ancestry has a mystery burial 26 Jan 1791 Kirkburton, wife of William Dearnley of Townend. This has been transcribed as "Sarah" but the original (very poor quality) appears to show the name ending in "a".
Possibly this "Anna" (?)

Children of Ann (?) and William Dearneley

(?) (?)

ID# 3259, b. about 1819, d. before 1858
From about 1840, her married name was Lee.
(?) (?) was born about 1819.

(?) (?) married James Lee about 1840.

(?) (?) died before 1858.

Unknown (?)

ID# 3260, b. about 1718
From about 1745, her married name was Dearnelley.
From about 1745, her married name was Dearnelly.
Unknown (?) was born about 1718.

Unknown (?) married Samuel Dearnelly, son of James Dearneley and Martha Goddard, about 1745.

in 1751 Unknown (?) lived at Ridings, Wooldale, Yorkshire, England.

Children of Unknown (?) and Samuel Dearnelly