Looking for information on John STANCLIFFE of Balmhall, Halifax, whose daughter Sarah married Rev William DRAKE of Hatfield near Doncaster on 7 Apr 1741. According to the 1741 Will of Gerrard BOTHOMLEY latterly of Bailey Hall Halifax, William DRAKE, Edward STANCLIFFE, Joshua STANCLIFFE and James STANCLIFFE were all his cousins. I'm trying to figure out how Gerrard BOTHOMLEY fits into my Halifax/Bradford BOTTOMLEY family.
I now know that the cousin William DRAKE is Reverend William DRAKE. It does look as though his wife is the link into the Halifax Stancliffes, but I haven't so far been able to find anything other than the name of Sarah Stancliffe's father.