My Great Grandfather William
Gomersall, was born and grew up in Otterburn-in-Craven, where
at the age of 24 he inherited Hill House Farm and lived the
life of a gentleman farmer. These pages therefore are about
him, his wife, brother, sister, and their descendents.
His forebears lived in the village
of Little Gomersal in the parish of Birstall, as far back as
the 16th Century and beyond. Later they lived in Birstall itself
where for more than a century they were farmers and dyers.