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Arthur Harry Briggs

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A. H. Briggs.

Arthur Harry Briggs (1863-1920) of Rolls-Royce

He was born 11th October 1863 the son of Edward Briggs and Emma Fieldhouse

He married Emma Sutcliffe and they had Arthur Edward Briggs

1901 Living at 66 Little Horton Lane, Bradford (age 37 born Bradford), Spinner, Manufacturer and Employer. With wife Emma (age 37 born Bradford). Two servants. [1]

1906 Of Cambridge House, Bradford. Director of Rolls-Royce. [2]

1906 Major supporter and invester in Rolls-Royce at their public flotation

Director of Rolls-Royce Limited and Chairman of Briggs, Pollit and Co of Briggella Mills, 473 Little Horton Lane, Bradford

Chairman of Bradford Park Avenue Football, Cricket & Athletic Club. Briggs of Cottingley Manor was the main force behind Bradford Rugby Club’s decision to switch to association football in 1907 and become Bradford (Park Avenue) F.C.

Purchased all the land between Cottingley Manor and St Ives from William Ferrand and built both the present day Cottingley Manor and Cottingley Hall.

He died 31st March 1920 at Cottingley Manor and is buried in the Briggs' Tomb at Bowling Cemetery.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. The Times, Monday, Dec 17, 1906