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Bollands of Yorkshire

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Re: Bollands of Yorkshire

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Glenys

Thanks for your reply.

Actually I am not looking for a BLAND connection with BOLLAND, I am researching for the Local History Group in Tong, Bradford. They have just had the bells of their church re-tuned and restored and are producing an exhibition to illustrate the history of the bells. George Bean BOLLAND was a prominent 19th century ringer at this church (and left money for the bells in his will), and I am looking into his family. I am also a bell ringer.

I happen to live some distance away, in Malhamdale and know Paul BOLLAND of Dykelands Farm and his father, George, so I thought I would offer help to you. Earlier BOLLANDs fought in WW1, so they have been in this Dale for over a century. You would probably find a great deal about the Malhamdale BOLLANDs at: (Click on Airton).

As I live nearby I would be happy to photograph buildings, gravestones etc for you if that would help.

The ancient family of BLAND stated in Blandsgill, near Sedburgh and a younger branch ended up in Kippax Hall. No castles! I do not think that I am connected to any of these!

From my limited knowledge of the BOLLAND family I would suggest that the name comes from nearby Bolton by Bowland (Formerly Bolton by Bolland) or from the Bowland Forest (aka Bolland Foerst) about 15 miles away from here. From my more extensive knowledge of John BALIOL, I would not want to be associated with him, let alone be descended from him! He was a puppet controlled by the COMYNs and betrayed his people!

Let me know if I can help further.


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