Dobson of Allerton 18th century
After over 25 years of research I still have a problem of location. Timothy Dobson of Allerton, Bradford West Yorkshire had a son Thomas baptised at Thornton, West Yorkshire in 1712. The only possible baptism I can find for "Timothy" Dobson is at Otley, West Yorkshire in 1682. My problem is that although this looks right, there was a significant Dobson presence in Bingley which is only a short distance from Allerton whereas Otley is at a much greater distance. If the Otley connection is correct my tree goes back to the beginning of the 16th century but I cannot be certain. Any ideas/comments?