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1 Anthony was born at Dunkeswick but, after his marriage, lived first at Horsehouse Woods. I have not been able to locate this place and a local old timer whom I asked also had never heard of it. Later Anthony gave his place of residence as Addelthorp. In modern times there is a farm called Addlethorp Grange about 1 km east of the village of Sicklinghall. There is a wood there called Addlethorp Wood which might have been called Horsehouse Wood previously.
Anthony baptised his children at Spofforth Church since, in those days, there was no church in Sicklinghall. It is not clear why he chose Spofforth since Kirby Overblow is nearer. Perhaps he lived in the parish if Spofforth, which in any case was probably a more substantial settlement than Kirby Overblow.
Spofforth is an ancient village, mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Spawford or village by the ford. After the Norman Conquest in 1066 the Percy family lived at Spofforth when they were rewarded with the gift of the manor. In fact, they were such favourites with William the Conqueror that he gave them 86 lordships in Yorkshire.
In those days where the ruined castle stands today there stood a fortified manor house. The castle itself dates from the 13th century, with many additions in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 1309 Henry de Percy bought the manor of Alnwick in Northumberland and the family moved there, taking the title of Earls and later Dukes of Northumberland. The castle was last lived in 1604.
During the Civil War in the 1640s, many of the castles of the aristocracy were destroyed by Oliver Cromwell and his supporters. Spofforth Castle was among them, and rather little now remains, in part because much of the castle stone was used to build surrounding houses. There would be even less left but for the fact that part of the main hall and undercroft were carved from the native sandstone rather than being built of quarried and dressed stones.
Spofforth church, where Anthony baptised his children, is not the one to be seen today. This was rebuilt in the late 19th century in Norman style to look old and to match the 15th century tower.
A quick search of the churchyard failed to locate any Pullan graves, but we did find the grave of Blind Jack of Knaresborough - John Metcalf, who became famous in the 18th century as a road builder, despite the fact that he lost his sight as a child. He died at Spofforth in 1810 at the grand old age of 92. His epitaph, which can still be read with some difficulty, reads as follows:
Here lies John Metcalf, one whose infant sight
Felt the dark pressure of an endless night;
Yet such the fervour of his dauntless mind,
His limbs full strength, his spirit unfonfin'd,
That long ere yet life's bolder years began,
His sightless efforts mark'd th' aspiring man,
Nor mark'd in vain - high deeds his manhood dar'd,
And commerce, travel, both his ardour shar'd,
'Twas his, a guide's unerring aid to lend;
O'er trackless wastes to bid new roads extend;
And when Rebellion rear'd her giant size,
'Twas his to burn with patriot enterprise -
For parting wife and babes one pang to feel,
The welcome danger for his country's weal.

Reader! like him, exert thy utmost talent given;
Reader! like him, adore the bounteous Hand of Heaven!

He died on the 26th day of April 1840 (or 1810?) in the 93rd year of his age

Sicklinghall goes back to before Doomsday when it was know as Sidingal. In a chronicle written in 1284 it was called Siclinghalle. In 1284 the manor was in the hands of William the Conqueror, who gave it to his friend Robert de Romille, a mighty baron who also was given Harewood and Skipton. It is thought that Rombolds Moor at Ilkley was named after him. Sicklinghall later passed to the equally powerful Vavasours of Hazelwood Castle, near Tadcaster, who also had property at Weston, Otley, where other members of the Pullan family lived.
Not far from Addlethorpe Grange lies Kearby, another ancient settlement predating the Doomsday Book and having links with the Norse invaders. Kearby's link to the Pullan family relates to a supposed witch, Jenny Pullan, who lived in the neighbourhood at the turn of the eighteenth century. It was said that she was rarely seen in daylight and that lights burned in her cottage late into the night. The locals believed that she used to cross the Wharfe in a sieve. In 1845, buried deep in the garden of a cottage in Kearby a curious yellow stone bottle was dug up. It was filled with objects used in witchcraft such as pins and needles, human hair, brimstone and clippings of fingernails. It was immediately assumed that Jenny Pullan was the one who placed it where it was found.
As far as I can tell, we are in no way related to Jenny who, in any case, probably never had children. 
PULLEINE, Anthony (I564)
2 We know from the 1851 Census that he was born in East Garston. There are two candidates. George son on George and Hannah bap. 1785, and George son of William and Elizabeth, bap. 1784. The former is marginally nearer the date of birth implied by his reported age in 1851 of 63 (c 66 vs. c 67), so I have preferred that one.
I have been unable to locate a marriage to a woman called Rachel. In fact, I have found only one marriage in Berkshire in the relevant time span of a man call George Wise, and that was in 1801 to an Elizabeth, at Bray. 
WISE, George (I1148)
3 08 Dec 1588 Thomazina Collinge filia Johis Collinge et Margaretae vx'is. COLLING, Thomasina (I1329)
4 There was a William 1781 to 1846, wife maybe Mary (1795-1864) who could have been parents of William. KING, William (I817)
5 ? (presumably John Hardaker) sonne of Roger Hardaker of Rawdon. HARDAKER, John (I10)
6 ?Alice? (very hard to read, but starts with an A) daughter of Henry Hardacre & Alice his wife of Hellifield HARDACRE, Alice (I4057)
7 ?Jeffery? Hardacer filius Stephaino HARDACRE, Jeffery (I4167)
8 "Gary Owen"!! OWEN, Gary William (I537)
9 "Old Ashfield", Bradford, daughter of Thomas and Jane, her father a gardener BALL, Annie (I311)
10 "Son and Husband" HARDAKER, Samuel (I755)
11 (11933 C/11) FRENCH, Agnes (I84)
12 (abbreviated transcript) Mary daughter of Joseph Hardaker of York Road Leeds and Mary his wife who was the daughter of ?Thackaus? and Sarah Smith. HARDAKER, Mary (I3210)
13 (abode) Greygrete [near Darrowgill we think]; Thomas son of Thomas Hardacre. HARDAKER, Thomas (I3516)
14 (abode) Westerdale, Thomas son of Thomas Hardacre. See also note below. HARDAKER, Thomas (I3527)
15 (buried) at or near Lothersdale, Henry son of William Hardaker and Elizabeth his wife of Upper Kirkhill in Lothersdale. William a Husbandman. Henry aged about two days. Witness was Joseph Brown. The name of the Grave Maker was William Hardaker, perhaps Henry's father. HARDAKER, Henry (I3003)
16 (Dubious) Age recorded as 62, implies born ~ 1770 HARDAKER, Timothy (I274)
17 (Dubious) Age recorded as 62, implies born ~ 1770 HARDAKER, Timothy (I373)
18 (entry hard to read) Peggy Dr of Thomas Hardaker of Gt Hor(ton) HARDAKER, Peggy (I923)
19 (FMP) Mother's maiden name: Nicholes HARDAKER, Mary Ellen (I2949)
20 (FMP) Mother's maiden name: Nichols HARDAKER, Sarah Ellen (I2948)
21 (FMP) Mother's maiden name: Nichols HARDAKER, Harriet (I2947)
22 (FMP) Mother's maiden name: Nichols HARDAKER, Annie Elizabeth (I2950)
23 (Registered) Ann Hardaker daughter of Joseph & Ann Hardaker. Born (...) in the township of Headingley. HARDAKER, Ann (I1050)
24 (Registered) Sarah Hardaker daughter of Joseph & Ann Hardaker born (...) Headingley. HARDAKER, Sarah (I1053)
25 [at or near Lothersdale] Elizabeth Hardaker wife of William Hardaker of Kirk-hill in Lothersdale, aged about 48 years. Witness was John King jnr. KING, Elizabeth (I2995)
26 [Banns - Guiseley Church] George Roberts of Farnley in the parish of Leeds and Mary Hardaker of Horsforth of this parish.
[Marriage - Leeds St Peter] George Roberts of Farnley, OTP, Cloth Miller, and Mary Hardaker of the parish of Guiseley, spinster. George signed, Mary made her mark. Witnesses were Samuel Walton (mark) and Joseph Hardaker (signed).

What Mary was doing at Horsforth is an unsolved puzzle. See note under her record. 
Family: George ROBERTS / Mary Ann HARDAKER (F636)
27 [burial at or near Lothersdale] of John Hardaker of Conondley [Cononley] in the parish of Kildwick, Weaver, aged about 62 years. HARDAKER, John (I2987)
28 [buried at or near Skipton] Henry Hardaker, Husbandman [farmer] of Cononley in the parish of Kildwick aged about 71 years. HARDAKER, Henry (I2985)
29 [Extract from record] Father: Robert Hardayker [sic], Mother: Sarah Horsman, birth date: 22 Jan 1816, birth place: Rodley, Yorkshire. HARDAKER, Hannah (I3341)
30 [From death registration] Name: Charles Hardaker; Age at Death: 70; Registration district: Darlington HARDAKER, Charles (I3344)
31 [illegible, but a short name possibly ending in y] Hardacre the sonne of Richard of Hellifield HARDACRE, Henry (I4054)
32 [illegible, perhaps ending in "m"] Hardacre the sonne of George  HARDACRE, William (I4210)
33 [Incorrectly recorded as] John Edward Hardaker, (abode) 36 Micklefield Terrace Rawdon, (aged) 60 years. HARDAKER, Joseph Edward (I2013)
34 [Leeds St Peter register - burials at Headingley Chapel]: Hannah D'r of John Hardacre, Headingley. HARDAKER, Hannah (I2832)
35 [MI - partial] Grave B29: Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hardaker, died May 12th 1875 aged 65 years.  LONG, Elizabeth (I587)
36 [MI - partial] Grave B29: Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hardaker, died May 12th 1875 aged 65 years. Also Samuel died February 27th 1879 aged 70. HARDAKER, Samuel (I344)
37 [MI - partial] Grave B29: James Slater Ibbitson, son-in-law of the above [Samuel] died October 16th 1896 aged 67 and wife Ruth died February 15th 1905 aged 71. HARDAKER, Ruth (I588)
38 [MI - partial] Grave B29: Mary Fieldhouse, died January 31st 1932 aged 86 and her son Thomas died February 6th 1952 aged 64. HARDAKER, Mary (I2506)
39 [Probate] Charles Hardaker late of 29 Priestgate Darlington. Executors James Hardaker of 4 Mount-Pleasant Bradford, Confectioner, Brother, and Joseph Hardaker of 28 Priestgate, Labourer, Son. Personal Estate £126 5s. 5d. HARDAKER, Charles (I3344)
40 [Quaker record] Born at Rodley unto Robert Hardaker clothier there and Sarah his wife a son who was named Charles. HARDAKER, Charles (I204)
41 [Quaker record]: born at Rodley in the parish of Leeds .. unto Rob't Hardaker Clothier there and Sarah his wife, a son who was named John. Witnesses were Sarah ?lusttes (mark) and Elizabeth Ward (mark). HARDAKER, John (I202)
42 [Registered] Hannah Hardacker [sic] daughter of Mary and Joshua Hardacker, born in the township of Bramley. HARDAKER, Hannah (I3384)
43 [Registered] Joseph Ardaker [sic] son of Joshua and Mary Ardaker his wife of Bramley. HARDAKER, Joseph (I3392)
44 [Registered] Joshua Hardacre, son of Joshua & Mary Hardacre of the Township of Bramley. HARDAKER, Joshua (I3387)
45 [Registered] Nancy Hardaker daughter of Joshua & Mary Hardaker his wife, born at Bramley. HARDAKER, Nancy (I3366)
46 [Registered] Thomas Ardaker [sic] son of Joshua and Mary Ardaker his wife, born at Bramley. HARDAKER, Thomas (I3383)
47 [Thomas crossed out] John Hardaker, Great Horton, 8 yrs (buried 6 days before his older brother Benjamin). HARDAKER, John (I3255)
48 [Very hard to read] possibly Richardus [clearer] Kendall et Margareta Hardicre Family: Margaret HARDACRE / Richard KENDALL (F1366)
49 A Bradford Watch Robbery Case

James Hardaker (25), jeweler: Elizabeth Hardaker (23), weaver; and John Sargison (21), sailor, were indicted for burglary in the dwelling house of James Hardaker (the father of the first-named prisoner), and with stealing seven gold watches, fifty silver watches, and 30 gold rings, at Bradford, on 27th March, 1873.

Mr Wheelhouse appeared for the prosecution, and the prisoners were undefended. The Prosecutor [James senior] carries on business in Westgate, Bradford, with a partner, under the name of Hardaker and Rooke, as watchmakers and jewelers, and the prisoner Hardaker is his son, but not living with him at the time of the robbery. The prisoner Hardaker pleaded guilty to the robbery, and the other two said they were not guilty. It appeared that, on the evening of the 26th of March, Mr Hardaker, the prosecutor, retired to rest, leaving the shop and the door fastenings all right, and during the night he heard a disturbance which caused him to get out of bed and examine the premises. He found that they had been entered, and that a large number of watches which he had received for repair had been taken away, in addition to a case of gold rings and other goods which he had in stock.

The prisoner Hardaker having pleaded guilty, the question for the jury was how far the other prisoners were implicated in the matter. It appeared that some days after the robbery the prisoner Sargison went to a pawnbrokers shop in Newcastle upon Tyne, and offered a watch in pledge. Information of the robbery having been given in Newcastle, a detective officer in that town followed and took him into custody. The prisoner Sargison, on being charged with the robbery, said he knew nothing of it, but would point out the man from whom he got the watch. He gave information of the prisoner Hardaker, and on going to his lodgings the police found the female prisoner there, and she handed over to them a quantity of stolen property. The Judge, in summing up the case told the jury that if they believed the female prisoner to be under the influence and control of her husband it would be their duty for find a verdict of not guilty as regarded her, and, with regard to Sargison, if they thought that he went to pledge the watch at the request of the prisoner Hardaker, without any knowledge of the robbery, that he also might be acquitted.

The jury acquitted the female prisoner and Sargison.

From the Leeds Mercury of 9 August 1783 we learn a little more. James had got into the property via a cellar grating. The Judge asked James's father what his son had been doing. The father said that his son had worked for him for a short time since marriage, that he had also been in America since marriage, and not long since was convicted at Wakefield for stealing. (The court records show that he was convicted for "larceny by a bailee", meaning he sold property that was lent to him.)

The jury found James junior guilty and he was sentenced to be imprisoned for eighteen calendar months with hard labour, and afterwards to three years of police supervision. 
HARDAKER, James (I3677)
50 See also below HARDAKER, Frank (I3743)

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