Dearden, James (1798N/A
James Dearden, of Rochdale Manor, Lancashire, barrister at law, was descended from John Dearden who in 1677 married Jane Ingham of Cleggs. Born in 1798, he was the eldest son of James Dearden, of Rochdale, and Frances, third daughter of Thomas Ferrand Esq., of Thornhill in Yorkshire. Educated at Richmond in Yorkshire and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted 7 October 1817, he became a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1823, and was called to the bar in 1834. He succeeded his father in 1828. He married, in 1829, Jane, eldest daughter of the Reverend William Griffith, Rector of Llandwrog in Caernarvonshire. A Justice of the Peace for Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.