Bordley (1605-1669) Headmaster
at Giggleswick Church, son of William Bordley of Rathmell (d.1611) and
Elizabeth Foster (b.1588) of Richard. Probably attended Giggleswick School
and Christs College, Cambridge (his father left funds for his education,
and John Carr in 1615 gave scholarship funds at Giggleswick School for
students to Christs Coll. Camb.) (Venns Alumni Cantabrigiensis
does not list him but Dr. Edw. A. Carson, Christs Coll. Archivist
in 1985, found records of a Stephen Bordley there and though it may be
Wm.) Wm. was a master at Tunstall School, Lancs. 1630-47 and there married
Susanna Smithies 1630. Wm. was Headmaster, Hawkshead Grammar School 1647-69
(Founded 1585, now a Museum). They had 4 children. All died infants except
Rev. Stephen Bordley, Sr. (1637-1695) B.A. & M.A. Christs, Camb.
Susanna buried 1661 Hawkshead. Wm. married 2nd, Agnes Burrow 1664 (Bur.
1714, Lancaster) and they had Bridget who died an infant and Rev. Wm.
Bordley (1667-1741) B.A. & M.A. St. Johns, Camb. Headmaster Lancaster
Grammar School 1690-1708); Vicar, Hawkshead 1720-41.
(See Hist. of Tunstall by Col. C.H. Chippindell, Chetham Soc. 1940 for Wm. Bordley 1605-1669 and his progeny pp13-14).
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