Books etc on Cayleys and people and places connected with them

  • Vivian Bairstow, Brompton Village Trail, 2008, ISBN 978-0955997600: includes much background material on Brompton, photos of places associated with the Cayleys, some watercolours by a member of the Cayley family, and notes on Sir George Cayley (1773 – 1857)
  • Vivian Bairstow, Brompton Village Hall: A Century of Service 1912-2012, 2012
  • Vivian Bairstow, All Saints’ Church, Brompton-by-Sawdon: a History and a Guide, 2017
  • E Bell, Men of Mathematics, 1937: includes a chapter on Arthur Cayley and his sometimes collaborator James Joseph Sylvester
  • Tony Crilly, Arthur Cayley: Mathematician Laureate of the Victorian Age, 2005, ISBN 978-0801880117: some biographical information, but the emphasis is on Arthur Cayley’s contributions to mathematics
  • Sir J D Legard, The Legards of Anlaby and Ganton, 1926: about a family with which the Brompton Cayleys intermarried, and includes much information about the Cayleys
  • Penny Olsen, Cayley and Son, The Life and Art of Neville Henry Cayley and Neville William Cayley, 2013
  • William Sealy, Notes Historiques sur Cailli, Normandie, sur ses seigneurs et leurs descendants en Angleterre, 2nd ed, privately printed, Torbay 1895. Contains some information from medieval times not easily found elsewhere, especially on the de Preaux family, descended from Guillaume de Cailly. Also includes some information about the possible descent of Guillaume de Cailly from the Dukes of Normandy, but it is not clear what William Sealy’s sources were
  • Frances Thomas, Christina Rossetti, 1992, new edition 1996, ISBN 978-1853816819: includes many references to Charles Bagot Cayley

Works on Sir George Cayley, 1775 – 1857, inventor and pioneer of aeronautics

  • Richard Dee, The Man who Discovered Flight: George Cayley and the First Airplane, 2007, ISBN 978-0771029714: good on the aeronautics; some inaccuracies on the family history
  • G Fairlie and E Cayley, The Life of a Genius, Sir George Cayley, 1965
  • C H Gibbs-Smith, Sir George Cayley, 1968: a pamphlet issued by the Science Museum, London
  • C H Gibbs-Smith, Sir George Cayley’s Aeronautics, 1962
  • John Rayne-Davis, Sir George Cayley, The Man who invented the Aeroplane, 2016: a short paperback

Selected Works by Cayleys

Arthur Cayley 1776 – 1848

  • The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh, 1805, 2nd edn, 1806
  • Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a new translation of his Utopia, also his History of King Richard III, and his Latin poems, 2 vols, 1808

Charles Bagot Cayley 1823 – 1883

  • Dante, La Divina Commedia (trans.), 1851 – 1855
  • Psyche’s Interludes (poems), 1857
  • Metrical translation of the Psalms, 1860
  • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound (trans.), 1867
  • The Iliad of Homer hexametrically translated, 1877
  • Petrarch’s Sonnets and Stanzas (trans.), 1880

Cornelius Cayley 1727 – 1779

  • The riches of God’s free grace displayed in the life and conversion of Cornelius Cayley, 3rd edn, 1778
  • Tour through Holland, Flanders, and part of France, 2nd edn, 1777

Edward Stillingfleet Cayley 1824 – 1884

  • European Revolutions of 1848, 2 vols, 1856
  • The War of 1870 and the Peace of 1871, 1871

George John Cayley 1826 – 1878

  • Some Account of the Life and Adventures of Sir Regd. Mohun, Bt, 1849: a poem in 3 cantos
  • Las Alforjas, 2 vols, 1853: an account of travels in Spain
  • Indignant Rhymes by An Illused Candidate, 1859

Ethel Barbara Cayley 1865-1956

  • Poems, pub. B H Blackwell 1911

Neville William Cayley

  • What Bird is That? A Guide to the Birds of Australia, 1931, frequently reprinted with revisions and expansions in some later editions
  • What Butterfly is That? A Guide to the Butterflies of Australia, 1932
  • Budgerigars in Bush and Aviary, 1933
  • Australian Parrots: Their Habits in the Field and Aviary, 1938
  • The Fairy Wrens of Australia, Blue Birds of Happiness, 1949

Forde Everard de Wend Cayley 1915 – 2004

  • A Doctor in Peace and War, 2001: memoirs

Michael Forde Cayley b. 1950

  • Moorings, 1971: a pamphlet of poems
  • The Spider’s Touch, 1973: poems