Ellis Cunliffe Lister
He was born as Ellis Cunliffe, the son of John Cunliffe of the ancient, wealthy mill-owning Cunliffe family of Addingham. In 1809 his name was legally changed to Ellis Cunliffe-Lister under the will of his first wife's uncle, Samuel Lister. He built and leased four mills in Bradford, including Red Beck Mill at Shipley in 1817, and served as a J.P.
By 1837 Lister had erected Manningham Mill at Manningham, Bradford for his two sons, John and Samuel., and he took up residence there himself. In 1840 he and his fellow Bradford M.P. William Busfield attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. In 1842 he changed his name again, this time to the triple-barrelled Ellis Cunliffe-Lister-Kay, under the will of his second wife's father, William Kay.
Lister married Ruth Myers Lister on 1 April 1795. In 1809, he married Mary Kay, daughter of William Kay, as his second wife. In 1844, he took Eliza Mellifont Talbot, daughter of Richard Talbot, as his third wife.
- Bradford in Focus - Manningham Lane[permanent dead link]
- the Peerage.com
- "Leigh Rayment Commons constituencies B Part 4". Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- The 1904 Bradford Art & Industrial Exhibition
- BFASS Convention 1840, List of delegates, Retrieved 27 August 2015
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Ellis Lister
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Bradford
1832 – 1841
With: John Hardy to 1837
William Busfield 1837–1841
William Cunliffe Lister
|This article about a Liberal Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom representing an English constituency is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|