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- Emma Jenkins (♀)
The Sutcliffes were a Yorkshire family, settled for many generations round Heptonstall, in the West Riding. They trace their descent from Gamel de Zoetcliffe, a Flemish clothier whose sons, in 1311, erected fulling mills near Colne, Lancashire, and Rastrick, Yorkshire. The family became dedicated members of the Church of England: two descendents became vicars and during the 16th century Matthew Sutcliffe was appointed Dean of Exeter.