Thomas Cottam 1852-1905(Innkeeper)Married Elizabeth Dearden died 1919.
Children of the above: Francis Dearden, Maggie Emma, Robert ?, William Bannister, and Ada ? (married name Blackledge).
William Bannister Cottam married Sarah Worden 1904 in St. Peters Church Preston. They had three children , first born , a son name unknown, second, a girl, my mother, Ellen Dearden, brought to Australia in 1911, third child , a daughter Elizabeth , died 1912, interred in Preston Cemetery.
William Bannister married Jane ? after the death of Sarah in 1909, I understand they had two daughters. William and Jane both died in 1930 and are interred in Preston Cemetery. Any help regarding children of the first or second marriages of William Bennister Cottam would be appreciated.