|Title||Sir Theophilus Peel. Baronet. JP. DL.|
|Comment||Sir Theophilus Peel, Baronet, JP. DL., lived at Park Gate House and was chairman of the village fete committee. It was first held in 1909 to help pay off debts owed from alterations to St. Oswald’s Church in 1909. This image forms part of a leaflet which advertises the opening of the fete in 1910, the fete later became Guiseley Pageant and held on St. Oswald’s day.|
Sir Theophilus Peel, Baronet, JP. DL., was the third son of the late William Peel, Esq, JP., of Ackwork Park, Yorkshire, by Lucy, daughter of Joseph Woodhead Esq, of Wade House, born: 1837, married: Isabella Maria, elder daughter of Capt. Edward Barnes, late 27th Inniskilling’s, on 23rd July 1890 at St. Andrew’s, Clewer nr. Windsor.
Extract from the Leeds Mercury 26 July 1890:
To commemorate the eventful occasion, nearly a thousand of Mr. Peels’ employees at Bradford and Thornton enjoyed, at his expense, an excursion to Morecambe, two trains being engaged to convey the party.
Extract from the London Gazette, Whitehall, 9th September 1897:
The Queen has been pleased, by letters patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to grant the dignity of a Baronet of the said Gentleman, and the heirs male of their respective bodies lawfully begotten:- Theophilus Peel of Thornby Hall, in the Parish of Calverley, in the West Riding of the county of York, Esquire.
Sir Theo, is a JP and DL for the West Riding of Yorkshire and is on the roll for High Sherrif of Yorkshire 1901, Potterton Hall, Barwick-in-Elmet, Yorkshire.
Additional research by Helen M.
14 October 2022
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 22 July 2022.
Last updated: 17 October 2022 – all text updated.