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Baby Bounty SchemeRef B1772

Baby BunceRef B1
Miniature train. The engine was in service at Blackpool [1905] and at Halifax Zoo [1909] before coming to Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens.

It was named Baby Bunce in 1922, when Lionne, daughter of James Farnell Bunce, was born.

When Sunny Vale closed, the engine was bought for a fairground in Newcastle and renamed Robin Hood

Bacchus Lodge, HalifaxRef B3309
Masonic Lodge. Established at the Bacchus, Halifax in 1769 – possibly by men involved in coining activities – despite protests from the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge. The Lodge was disbanded in 1783

Bache, WarleyRef B612
Aka Bayche. House recorded in the 15th century. Owners and tenants have included

A Sunday School inaugurated by Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge was held here.

The name may be derived from Batt, possibly an early occupant.

The name was changed to Beech House

Back Brade Farm, RastrickRef B2742
Stands between Lower Edge and Upper Edge, Elland

Back Braid Farm, RastrickRef B276

Back Clough, WadsworthRef B2486
Flows down to join Luddenden Brook

Back Hall, ExleyRef B316
Backhold Lane, Siddal.

A 13th century homestead. It was rebuilt by Thomas Hanson in 1668. It was dated T H E 1668 for Thomas and Esther Hanson.

Owners and tenants have included

The arms of the Hanson and related families were inscribed over the south door.

There is a Greek inscription:

He that loveth houses and lands more than Me is not worthy of Me

and a Latin inscription:

Heaven not earth

It was later named Backhold Farm

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax and Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions.

See Alice de Backhall, Backhold Lane, Siddal, William de Ecclesley, Exley, Robert Ramsden and Siddal Halls

Back Hall Royd Farm, SiddalRef B3413
An alternative name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back Lane Parliament, HalifaxRef B668
A group of Trustees who met in Back Lane, Halifax and governed Halifax before the town was incorporated in 1848

See Halifax Borough

Back o' t' Moon Farm, SiddalRef B3384
An early name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back o' th' Church DumplingRef B771
A pupil at Grace Ramsden's Back o' th' Church School, Elland

Back o' th' Moors CharityRef B1091
Aka John Greenwood's Charity

Back ShawRef B362
Area near the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs.

See Cascade, Walshaw Dean

Background informationRef B113
The Foldout presents a number of terms which might be encountered when studying local and family history

BackhallRef B114
Area of the ancient Southowram township around Back Hall

Backhall, Alice deRef B1183
[12??-1???] She married William de Ecclesley.

See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold, ExleyRef B3
The name comes from Backhold Farm, a later name for Back Hall.

The area became a housing estate from the 1930s

Backhold Farm, ExleyRef B419
/ Siddal.

Or Backhold Hall:

Later name for Back Hall, Exley.

See Backhold Lane, Siddal and Backhold Royd Farm, Siddal

Backhold Hall, ExleyRef B394
Backhold Lane, Siddal. See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold Housing Estate, ExleyRef B1484
Stands on land which included Exley Bank Farm and Backhold.

See George Barker

Backhold Royd Farm, SiddalRef B3383
West Lane.

Aka Backhold Farm, Back Hall Royd Farm, and Back o' t' Moon Farm The Foldout lists some owners and occupiers of the property

See West Field, Southowram

BackhouseRef B299
This name is found in Backhouse Lane and Backhouse Tunnel, both in the Salterhebble area.

See Bankhouse, Salterhebble

Backhouse, Clifford CharlesRef B3324
[1906-1982] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Gilbert Hughes were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1938, he married Eileen Pinder in Halifax.


Eileen was the granddaughter of Ezra Pinder
 

Children:

  1. Andrew Pinder [b 1944]
  2. Helen [b 1947]

Backhouse, FatherRef B2342
[18??-19??] He was Priest at St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax [1930s] / Parish Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse [1940s/1950s]

Backhouse, Foster & TravisRef B2315
Stock and share brokers at 18 Crossley Street, Halifax [1874]

Backhouse's Gentlemen's OutfittersRef B3323
Established by George Hughes Backhouse [1899] in the Palatine Chambers block built by Ezra Pinder

Backhouse, George HughesRef B2263
[1865-1950] Son of James Marshall Backhouse, farmer.

Born in Wistow, near Selby.

He was the 3rd of 12 siblings.

He was a live-in draper's apprentice to James Blacker, at Selby [1881].

For a short period, he became a farm servant at Farm House, Wheldrake, Langwith, York [1891], the village where his mother came from.

He then moved to London to join the staff of Spencer, Turner & Boldero, wholesale merchants, where he lived in.

Subsequently, he went to South Africa to travel for Baker & Company for 6 years and then with other import companies. He was in Johannesburg at the time of the failed Jamieson Raid

He travelled up country in Africa, selling what he described as

everything you can think of from a needle to a windmill

He used to call on Boer stores, making his treks with a four-horse cart driven by natives. He recalled having seen Cecil rhodes and Paul Kruger.

On his return from South Africa, he settled in Halifax and opened Backhouse's Gentlemen's Outfitters [1899] within Palatine Chambers, Halifax as it was being built by Ezra Pinder.

In 1901, he was living (single, as a boarder) at 20 Southgate, Halifax.

In 1902, he married Mary Jane Forth [1876-1943], a farmer's daughter from Copmanthorpe, in York.

Children:

  1. twins Clifford Charles
  2. Gilbert Hughes

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, both sons joined their father in the outfitters.

The family lived at 32 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1902, 1911].

In 1911, Mary Jane's mother, Frances Ann Forth [1837-19??], was living with them

Backhouse, Gilbert HughesRef B3325
[1906-1980] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Clifford Charles were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1936, he married Dorothy Mary Whiteley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Patricia Ann [b 1939]
  2. Catherine Rosemary [b 1944]
  3. David Hughes Walton [b 1945]

Backhouse, HenryRef B4250
[1843-1906] He was a sculptor [1896] / a Freemason / a member of the St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge.

For the Royal Visit of 25th July 1896, Backhouse put on an exhibition which was lampooned by Joe Turner Spencer in the Halifax Comet.

He lived at Clipster Hall, Siddal.

Bacon, BenjaminRef B6460
[16??-17??] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1699]

Bacon, GeorgeRef B2979
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Sowerby Bridge [1833]

Bacup Cotton Mill & Mining Company LimitedRef B2566
Weavers at Gauxholme.

In 1881, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were on strike over rates of pay

Baddeley, Edward LawrenceRef B852
[1870-1915] Son of Dr William Bratton Baddeley

Born in Whalley, Lancashire.

He was an articled clerk [1891] / a solicitor [1911] / secretary for W. T. Glover & Company, cable makers / a member of Southport Yachting Club

In 1881, he and his brother William Baddeley were living with their stepfather George Edward Emmet

In 1891, he was staying with his father-in-law Dr John Oakley.

In 1901, he was a boarder in Southport.

In 1911, he married Mary Elizabeth Oakley [1873-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Dr John Oakley
 

They lived at

  • Brook Cottage, Coombs, Chapel-en-le-Frith

His military career began when he joined the Volunteers in Halifax and was promoted to Sergeant.

He joined the Southport Volunteers [around 1897].

During the South African Wars, he was engaged on military duty at Chester Castle.

During World War I, he served with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and attained the rank of Major.

He was mortally wounded in the Dardanelles.

He died 6th June 1915 (aged 45).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th June 1915].

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref A 10]

Baddeley, William BrattonRef B849
[1841-1872] Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a general practitioner [1871].

In 1869, he married Mary Ann Brewer [1850-1???] in Clitheroe.


Mary Ann was born in Whalley, Lancashire, the daughter of Edward Brewer, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Edward Lawrence [b 1870]
  2. William [b 1872]

The family lived at Clitheroe Road, Clitheroe, Whalley, Lancashire [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Charles E Martin [aged 30] (assistant, a student from Dublin).

William died in Clitheroe [Q3 1872] (aged 31).

After his death, his widow married George Edward Emmet in Huddersfield [1877]

Baden-Powell, Sir RobertRef B900
[1857-1941] Founder of the scouting movement. On 9th July 1921, he inspected Halifax boy scouts and girl guides

Badger Hill Cricket ClubRef B1633
Formed in 1988. It was formerly the New Road Cricket Club

Badger Hill Reservoir, RastrickRef B1855
Brighouse Corporation reservoir opened in December 1957 to address the problems of low pressure in existing supplies. The reservoir is now filled in

Badger Lane, Hebden BridgeRef B939
There are remains of circular earthworks, 26 ft in diameter, here

Badrick, VeraRef B3179
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1989-1990]

Bage, Rev AlbertRef B1126
[1867-1944] FRSL.

He was a Primitive Methodist minister at Shipley before becoming Minister at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax [1903, 1905].

He lived at 30 Milton Place, Halifax [1905].

He left and was at Congregational Church, Romsey [1909] & St Nicholas's Church, Ipswich [1916]

Bagnall, MrRef B2411
[18??-19??] Architect. Partner in Scott & Bagnall

Bagnall, Walter HenryRef B1705
[1898-1915] He lived at 28 South Darley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the battleship HMS Venerable.

He died at Chatham Naval Hospital [13th February 1915] (aged 17).

He was buried at Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent [Grave Ref: 20 1032].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI), in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Bagnold, CharlotteRef B384
[1798-1860] Daughter of William Bagnold.

Baptised on 10th August 1798.

In 1841, she succeeded her mother, Tabitha, as Halifax postmistress. The Bradford Observer [2nd December 1841] reported that

The appointment of Mrs Akers to the office of postmistress of [Halifax] in the room of her mother, Mrs Bagnold, who has resigned, has rather taken the inhabitants by surprise; and we think it is a general opinion that the interests of this large and extensive department ought to have been confided to some gentleman of active and business-like habits

She was Halifax postmistress [1845, 1850].

She married Robert Akers.

Their son, William, also worked for the Post Office.

She was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

She died at her home, Barum House, Halifax [3rd October 1860].

She was buried at St James's Church, Halifax.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £3,000. Her will was proved by her sons-in-law William Moore and John Stores Smith

Bagnold, HarrietRef B381
[1788-1812] Daughter of William Bagnold. She succeeded her father as Halifax postmistress in 1810. When she died, her mother, Tabitha, took her place. She was a close friend of Anne Lister

She was buried in Halifax Parish Church

Bagnold, WilliamRef B383
[1747-1810] He was nephew of Mary Wainman.

In 1780, he married Tabitha Dewhirst.

Children:

  1. Caroline Frances who died in childhood
  2. Maria who died in childhood
  3. Harriet
  4. Charlotte
  5. William [1800-1818]
  6. Ann [1804-1818]
  7. John [b 1811-1840]

He became Halifax postmaster [1770s].

He retired in June 1810, and he was succeeded by his daughter Harriet.

He died on 17th October 1810,

after a lingering illness, sincerely and universally respected

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Bagot, Rev GeorgeRef B1289
[1823-1883] Born in Kildoon, Kildare, Ireland.

First Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1869, 1881].

He married Agnes [1829-1???] from Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Edith [1851-1891] who married [1884] Henry Atkins(on) Carter from Worcester, in Lewisham

The family lived at

  • Iver, Buckinghamshire [1851]
  • West Field, Richmond, Yorkshire [1861]
  • Lidgate, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]
  • Lightcliffe Vicarage [1881]

In 1851, his unmarried sister, Emelia Anne [b 1820] was living with them

Bagott, Rev ElijahRef B1232
[1832-1899] Or Baggott.

Born in Darlaston, Staffordshire.

He was minister of St Bees.

In 1861, he and his unmarried sister, Rachel, were living with their widowed mother, Hannah, at Tattenhall Road, Wolverhampton. He was then listed as Minister at St Thomas Halifax.

First Vicar at St Thomas's Church, New Bank [1859-1899]. He stayed there for the rest of his life.

He was joint-secretary of the Halifax Church Institute [1865]

In 1863, he married Mary Yates Brevitt [1832-1899], also from Darlaston, in Walsall.

Children:

  1. Archibald Thomas [b 1864]
  2. Reginald Musgrave [b 1865]
  3. Sarah Brevitt [b 1868]
  4. Percy Granville [b 1869]
  5. Bertram Montague [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • The Vicarage, St Thomas Street, Northowram [1871]
  • The Vicarage, Horley Green Road, Claremount [1881]
  • The Parsonage, Leather Street, Northowram [1891]

Elijah died in the second quarter of 1899, and Mary died in the following quarter

Bagott, Rev GeorgeRef B1729
[18??-18??] He lived at Carlton Street, Halifax. Curate at Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Halifax [1865]

Baht meat weekRef B652
An event staged at Luddenden by Granada Television's World In Action programme in August 1975. The intention was to show that people can manage without meat. Most of the village's residents took part in the experiment in which – after a Last Supper of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding at Kershaw House – Luddenden was declared a meat-free zone for a week. A local butcher labelled his van Gastronomic Survival Squad. After the experiment, the village returned to normal with no converts to vegetarianism.

See Baht

Baildon, GeorgeRef B3081
[1806-1856] Born in Halifax

He was printer / a bookbinder [1821]

On 19th November 1821, he married Ruth Hebblethwaite [1801-18??] from Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1821]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  3. William [b 1831] who was a printer
  4. Mary [b 1836] who was a book sticker/stitcher/sewer
  5. George

The family lived at

  • Old Bank P B, Southowram [1841]
  • Shroggs, Ovenden [1851]
  • Fork Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • Brackenbed Lane, Ovenden [1871]

Baildon, GeorgeRef B2259
[1840-1911] Son of George Baildon.

He was a master bookbinder [1821] / a master bookbinder employing 1 man and 1 female [1871] / a printer & master bookbinder employing 6 boys & 1 female [1881] / a printer & bookbinder [1891] / partner in George Baildon & Son / a commercial printer manager [1901] / printer with The Argyle Press Limited [1905] / managing director The Argyle Press Limited [1911].

In 1875, he married Susannah Foulds [1843-1909] in Halifax.


Susannah came from Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1878-1941] who was a book sewer & folder at printing works [1901] and never married
  2. Florence M [b 1878] who was a fancy draper [1911]
  3. Annie Foster [b 1880] who was a bookkeeper at the printing works [1901] and cashier at an ironmongers [1911]
  4. Emilyetta [b 1882] who was a machinist at the printing works [1901] and a machinist (under clothing) [1911]
  5. Amy Hebblethwaite [b 1886] an elementary school teacher [1911]

The family lived at

  • 50 St Augustine Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Franklin Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 Kingsley Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1905]
  • 305 Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1911, 1941]

In 1881, George's sister, Mary, was living with the family.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 3 I 24]

Baildon's: George Baildon & SonRef B2316
They were letterpress printers at John Street, Halifax / Long Back Side, Halifax [1863], printers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874].

See George Baildon

Baildon, Hugh deRef B1123
[11??-12??] (Probably) son of Richard son of Essolf de Tong.

He witnessed a charter (undated, but probably 1195-1199)  of Alice daughter of Serlo de Poule.

Early researchers conclude that the land which Hugh held in Baildon was part of the land which his father inherited on the death of his uncle John

Baildon, JohnRef B75
[1791-1866] Son of Luke Baildon.

Born in Norland.

He was a bookseller, printer and publisher at Bull Green, Halifax / a bookseller [1851] / a stationer employing 1 man [1861]. He was in business from before 1822.

In 1813, he married (1) Henrietta Townsend from Halifax, in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1817] who was book binder [1851, 1861]
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1818]

In 1837, he married (2) Charity Holtby [1807-1861] from Ganton, Yorkshire, in Halifax

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1839]
  2. Alice [b 1840]
  3. Ellen [b 1848]

The family lived at

  • 19 Bull Green [1837]
  • Bull Green, Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Bull Green [1845]
  • 99 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]
  • 6 Bull Green, Halifax [1861]

Baildon, JosephRef B1463
[1750-1818] Of Norland.

He married Elizabeth [1753-1794].

Elizabeth died 18th August 1794 (aged 41).

Joseph died 30th January 1818 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C9] with James Whiteley [1796-28th May 1858]

Baildon, LukeRef B3182
[17??-1???] Painter.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Bailey...Ref B259
The entries for people & families with the surname Bailey are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bailey's: Albert Bailey & SonsRef B2115
Family grocer and provision merchants established by Albert Bailey.

They had 2 shops in Westgate, Elland and in the building at the corner of Elizabeth Street / Southgate which was formerly the home of Albert S. Luty.

The business was sold to Mr and Mrs Lister.

The business closed when the Westgate premises were demolished in 1969

Bailey's: Albert Bailey & Sons LimitedRef B2133
Worsted spinners established in 1910 by Albert Bailey at Riverside Mill, Elland.

Business closed in 1975 when the Elland Bypass was to be built.

See Eliza Jane Lumb

Bailey & SonsRef B2058
Mineral water manufacturers at Tower Works, Norwood Green [1905]

Bailey Hall Bridge, HalifaxRef B702
A bridge over the Hebble at Bailey Hall.

In 1710, there was a petition concerning the parlous state of the bridge

Bailey Hall Conservative ClubRef B2625
Recorded in 1891 at 13 Bailey Hall Bank

Bailey Hall, HalifaxRef B4
Area of Halifax between Caddy Field and Halifax Parish Church.

The name is probably a corruption of Bailiff's Hall and may have been the site of the house of the water bailiff along the banks of the Hebble.

Berry Lane leads from here to Halifax Parish Church

See Bailey Hall Bridge, Halifax, J. & J. Baldwin's and Bayley Hall, Halifax

Bailey, Isherwood & CompanyRef B2233
Woolstaplers and cotton merchants at 5 Deal Street, Halifax [1905]

Bailey's: William Bailey LimitedRef B2056
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Bailiff BridgeRef B5
District of Calderdale to the north of Brighouse at the junction of the Huddersfield to Bradford and the Halifax to Wakefield roads.

Bailiff Bridge & Anti-VaccinationRef B2835
There were speeches and demonstrations against the vaccination acts in the district in April 1888.

In February, a Mr Dyson was fined 10/- plus costs for not having has child vaccinated. He refused to pay and sold his furniture, but money was raised by sympathisers to pay the fine

See Anti-Vaccination League

Bailiff Bridge & District Mutual Coal Supply Association LimitedRef B2199
Recorded in 1905

Bailiff Bridge BeckRef B3305
The continuation of Royds Hall Beck, Norwood Green and Wyke Beck which flows into Clifton Beck at Bailiff Bridge

Bailiff Bridge ClubRef B2167
Established for the working men of Bailiff Bridge. It was financed by Thomas Freeman Firth and Sir Algernon Firth and opened on 19th December 1908. William Aykroyd financed the construction of a bowling green

Bailiff Bridge Co-OpRef B8101
A new branch of the Brighouse District Industrial Society opened in 1876.

See George Carr Jessop

Bailiff Bridge FountainRef B1844

Bailiff Bridge Gas Company LimitedRef B2164
The company was formed in 185? to distributed gas supplied by the Brighouse Gas Company. Became a limited company in August 1875

Bailiff Bridge LibraryRef B438
Devon Way, Bailiff Bridge

Bailiff Bridge Police StationRef B2158
Chris Helme tells me that
There wasn't a police station at Bailiff Bridge.

Up the mid-19th century, the only police were the Parish Constable, but once the West Riding Constabulary was created, Brighouse had its own policeman and because of the previous importance of Hipperholme they to got one and from that day Hipperholme which included Lightcliffe and Bailiff Bridge had its own police section. There was a police house in Bailiff Bridge and they had their own local Bobby from then and I was the last.

In the 1950s, this was the 2nd house on the left as you leave Bailiff Bridge going towards Lightcliffe – just passed what is now Devon Way

Bailiff Bridge Post OfficeRef B2173
Opened in 18??.

See Brighouse Post Office

Bailiff Bridge Railway StationRef B1990
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway station opened on 1st March 1881. There was a direct service from here to London Marylebone.

On 11th November 1883, the passenger platform at the station was blown down during a disastrous storm, and an engine was thrown off the rails, blocking the line for several hours.

In 1903, the wife of Joseph Hoyle was injured alighting at the station.

The station closed for passenger traffic on 2nd April 1917.

On 25th April 1929, the building was badly damaged by fire.

See Pickle Bridge Line

Bailiff Bridge Toll HouseRef B74
Tolls on the Bradford & Huddersfield Turnpike started in 1824. Bailiff Bridge Gate and Chains are mentioned in 1851.

The tolls were abolished in 1875.

The toll house was bought by Thomas Freeman Firth £for 70. It was demolished and Firth's extended their existing premises by building Clifton Mill on the site

Bailiff Bridge Working Men's ClubRef B60
Recorded in 1915.

See Bailiff Bridge Working Men's Institute

Bailiff Bridge Working Men's InstituteRef B41
Established in 1866 to provide elementary education for working men.

The Institute was at the cross roads at Bailiff Bridge.

The site was later occupied by Firth's Clifton Mill

Bailiff or Bailiffe?Ref B96
There seems to be no consensus over the spellings Bailiff or Bailiffe.

It is said that the final E was dropped by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority or by Brighouse Borough Council.

Some usages – including Bailiffe Bridge War Memorial and Bailiffe Bridge School - have the final E, whilst others do not.

Eugene Harvey was a fervent campaigner in favour of the errant E

Bailiffe Bridge Working Men's ClubRef B2510
Recorded in 1877, when they sent a letter of condolence to Lady Salt, widow of Sir Titus Salt who had supported the institute

Baillie, Rev Johan LauncelotRef B763
[19??-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1947] and Curate at Illingworth [1949]. In 1952, he left to serve at Hightown, at Milborne St Andrew with Dewlish, at Lima, Peru, in the diocese of Chile [1970-1974] and at Felkirk with Brierley

Bain, JimRef B3306
[1???-19??] Member of King Cross Cricket Club [1930s]. In 1940, he scored 665 runs at an average of 72.77

Bain, RodericRef B1781
[1920-1980] Son of Dr William Bain.

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales [7th August 1920].

He married Margaret L..

They lived at

Roderic died 26th October 1980

Bain, Dr RoderickRef B1331
[19??-] Of Stainland. First President of the Greater Elland Historical Society

Bain, Dr WilliamRef B1776
[1882-1937] MB, ChB.

Son of William Bain of 6 Belmont Place, Aberdeen.

Born in Aberdeen.

He qualified at Aberdeen [1908].

During World War I, he was living at 58 Lower Market Street, Penrhyn, when he enlisted [May 1915]. served as a Private with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He was discharged [7th September 1917] having been appointed a Temporary Lieutenant with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He practised as a GP in Todmorden & Sowerby before taking over the practice of Dr George William Robinson in Elland [1925].

He was at 38 Green Lane, Elland [1927].

On 12th February 1917, he married Ethel Watts in Thorne, Doncaster.


Ethel was born 25th October 1889
 

Children:

  1. Roderic
  2. Ailsa H. [b Todmorden 18th August 1923] who married [Calder 1947] John L Crowther
  3. Dougal [b Halifax 1928] who married [Leeds 1952] Iris Russell

The family lived at

  • Vale Manse, Sowerby [1922-1925]
  • 51 Jepson Lane, Elland [1926-1935]
  • Bon Accord, Westgate, Elland [1937]
  • 3 Melrose Terrace, Elland [1939]

William died 12th November 1937 (aged 55).

Bainbridge, John CliffordRef B240
[1886-1916] Son of Mary I. & William Bainbridge of Park Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he enlisted in Northallerton, and served as a Company Sergeant Major with Y Company 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the Somme [17th September 1916] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Bainbridge, WilliamRef B8600
[1829-18??] Son of nail maker Isaac Bainbridge.

Born in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.

He was a coachman at Knaresborough [1857] / a groom [1858] / a coachman [1859] / a coachman at Harrogate [1861] / a coachman and domestic servant at Northowram [1871]

On 23rd November 1857, he married Elizabeth Hill [1838-1876] in the Ripon Cathedral.


Elizabeth was born in Swinton [2nd September 1838], the daughter of Mary (née Hapby/Haxby) & John Hill, a butler. At the time of her marriage, Elizabeth was a servant and she lived at Sawley
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1858] who was a winder at worsted manufactory [1871]
  2. John [b 1859] who was a bobbin setter at worsted manufactory [1871]
  3. Martha [b 1864]

The family lived at

There is no record of William after 1871.

On 27th August 1875, shipping records show Elizabeth and the children – all sailing under the name Prest – departing from London with a Christopher Prest [age 36] aboard the Toowoomba. They arrived in Rockhampton, Queensland on 22nd December 1875.

Elizabeth died on 7th July 1876 (6 months and 16 days after arriving in Australia). At some time, Jane and John reverted to the name Bainbridge but Martha remained a Prest

Baines...Ref B23
The entries for people & families with the surname Baines are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Baines & MarshallRef B2295
Brush manufacturers at West Parade Brush Works, Halifax [1905]

Baines Clock & Cabinet MakersRef B789
Established by Mr Baines.

They made long-cased (grandfather's) clock.

Later, they moved into cabinet-making

Baines, Dewhirst & CompanyRef B2353
Worsted spinners at Rastrick [1874]

Baines HattersRef B3432
Halifax hatters.

Several members of the Baines family have been linked to the business, including John Baines, Samuel Baines and William Baines

Baines Square, BrighouseRef B874
The site of 3 mills – Victoria Mills, Prince Albert Mill, and Canal Mill – owned by Samuel and John Baines. Rev Benjamin Firth built a mill here. Samuel bought the land from James and Henry Noble in 1849.

Baines Row was a part of the site and Baines built Britannia Mill there

Baines, Whiteley & RushworthRef B2032
Stone quarrier at Marsh Quarry, Southowram [1896] Partners included Mr Baines, Mr Whiteley, and Mr Rushworth

Bains, ElnathanRef B1124
[16??-16??] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1663]

Baird, Dr W. J.Ref B1818
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Sowerby Bridge [1905].

He was one of the medical men who attended those injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster

Bairns' FundRef B1022
Organised by the Halifax Courier & Guardian. Recorded in 1930

Bairstow...Ref B33
The entries for people & families with the surname Bairstow are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

BairstowRef B9
An old name for the eastern – Shibden – side of Beacon Hill.

The name probably means bare place.

Early members of the Bairstow family are recorded here.

In her journal [11th August 1820], Anne Lister distinguishes Bairstow from Beacon Hill.

See Bairstow and Lower Bairstow, Sowerby Bridge

Bairstow & FieldingRef B2220
Wholesale clothiers at 3 Carlton Place, Halifax [1905]

Bairstow's Brass Workers, HalifaxRef B404

Recorded in 1911, when Vincent Kelly was employed as a brass cutter


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the Company? The name of the Company? Where they were located? Who founded the business?

 

Bairstow BrothersRef B2106
Worsted spinners at the former Mixenden Corn Mill between 1845 and 1898. They became a spindle-making company established at Albany Spindle Works, Pellon by Fred and Frank Bairstow

Bairstow BrothersRef B3494
Pawn brokers at Woolshops, Halifax [1850]

Bairstow Brothers (1985) LimitedRef B3193
When Willis & Bates Limited ceased trading in 1997, and the business was taken over by Bairstow Brothers (1985) Limited.

They continued to produce the Vapalux and other products for which Willis & Bates Limited were known.

In 2010, the rights to manufacture these products were sold to a Korean company and production was moved overseas

Bairstow Brothers & CompanyRef B3517
Machine makers at Forest Mills, Ovenden [1864].

Partners included Thomas Bairstow, John Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield.

The partnership was dissolved [17th September 1864] as to John Bairstow. The business was carried on by Thomas Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield

Bairstow Common, HalifaxRef B1060
Land at Bairstow owned by the Bairstow family around 1400

Bairstow's: Joseph & Israel BairstowRef B2616
Coach proprietors at Halifax.

Partners included Joseph Bairstow and Israel Bairstow.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1839

Bairstow's: Paul Bairstow's CharityRef B913
In 1711, Rev Paul Bairstow left a farm and land at Meopham in Kent to a group of trustees – including John Tillotson – such that they might sell the property and buy an estate in or near Halifax.

Out of the income from this estate, the trustees were

  • To provide a school at Sowerby
  • To pay 20/- per annum to a Minister for preaching a sermon on the Feast of St Michael, the Archangel
  • To keep the grave of Bairstow's father – in Sowerby churchyard – in good repair
  • To distribute the remainder to poor persons in Sowerby who were not in receipt of alms

Bairstow, WarleyRef B1483
An area of Warley around Bairstow Lane

Baistow, AbrahamRef B3224
[1799-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a dyer [1861] / a Wesleyan Reform Preacher [1861].

He married Alice [1800-1???].

They lived at 7 Mill Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Bait Ings Mill Spinning & Manufacturing CompanyRef B2090

BaitingsRef B572
Hamlet in Soyland.

In 1316, William and John of Wolrumwall [Wormald] were fined 6d for allowing beasts to escape on to land at Baytings.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

See Baiting and Blackstone Edge Roman Road

Baitings BridgeRef B586
A stone bridge is mentioned in 1787.

It was submerged when Baitings Reservoir was constructed in 1956. It can be seen when the waters subside in times of drought.

A modern bridge was constructed nearby

Baitings Farm, RippondenRef B728
Blue Ball Road. House dated RPP 1682.

The name Baitings suggests that this was a resting place for stage coach and packhorse travellers on the route over Blackstone Edge between Lancashire & Yorkshire.

Owners and tenants have included

Now 2 private dwellings

Baitings Reservoir, RippondenRef B1860
The reservoir was one of 3 – Baitings, Ryburn, and Booth Wood – to be built for Wakefield & District Water Works.

Baitings and Ryburn are on the river Ryburn above Ripponden. Booth Wood is on Booth Dean Clough.

It was built upstream of Ryburn reservoir in order to catch the water that was going to waste. A 6-mile long catchwater drain brings water to the dam from Cragg Vale.

It was begun in 1948, and officially opened on 3rd May 1957 by the A. Guy Webster, the Mayor of Wakefield, and Henry Brooke, Minister of Housing and Local Government.

The cost was £1,420,000. During construction, it was known as New Top Reservoir.

Three men died during the construction of the reservoir:

It covers 64 acres, and has a capacity of 775 million gallons, and supplies 1½ million gallons per day. The dam is 1550 ft across and 255 ft high, and, when opened, it was said to be the highest in England. The water has a maximum depth of 155 ft.

After work began, it was decided to make the dam 20 ft higher than originally planned, doubling the capacity.

In 1962, the Manshead Tunnel was constructed to carry water from Withens Clough Reservoir and Turvin Clough to the reservoir.

When the water level falls low, the old road and the bridge across the Ryburn Valley are exposed.


Question: Can anyone explain or identify the landscape features and/or the stone structures which are visible when the water-level is low?

There are photographs of some of these in the Photo Gallery

 

See Baitings Bridge and Charles Albert Mitchell

Bake, EdmundRef B277
[1924-1944] He was educated at Luddendenfoot Council School / employed by C. & J. Smithson Limited at Craven Edge Mills, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1943, he married Hx.

They lived at 49 Horne Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 640th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 31st March 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 10 D 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bakehouse, HalifaxRef B574
A house in the Corn Market. In 1760, this was occupied by James Loggin

Baker...Ref B310
The entries for people & families with the surname Baker are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Baker's: William Baker & SonRef B2139
Bakery established by William Baker. Proprietors of Bankfield Bakery, Halifax [1905]

Bakewell, Rev PercyRef B1616
[1837-1868] BA.

Born in Hampstead, London [21st January 1837].

He trained at Manchester New College and served at Warwick [1861-1862] before becoming Minister at Northgate End Chapel [1865-1868].

In 1867, he married Sophia Stansfeld in Halifax.


Sophia was the daughter of Judge James Stansfeld
 

They lived at Hampden Place, Halifax

He resigned in 1868.

He died at Church Stretton, Shropshire. [17th June 1868] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500.

Letters of Administration were granted to his widow Sophia of St Helier, Jersey.

In 1872, Sophia married (2) Alfred Moffatt [1837-1899] (malster)  in Aberystwyth.

Sophia died in Blackpool [3rd May 1891].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £331 11/-.

Administration was granted to Herbert Oates (traveller), Arthur Moffatt (coachman), and Tom Moffat (chemist) 

Balaam, ArthurRef B357
[1891-1968] Son of Harry Balaam.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [1st June 1891].

He was an apprentice printing machine fitter [1911].

In [Q2] 1915, he married Gladys Sykes [1892-1982] in Halifax.


Gladys [born 6th October 1892] was a picture house cleaner [1939]
 

Children:

  1. Vera [1919-1971] who was a cotton beamer [1939]
  2. Harry [1933-2006]

The family lived at

  • 17 Calder Avenue [1917]
  • 4 Maple Street, Halifax [1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915] served as a Private with the Yorkshire Regiment, then with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

The Halifax Courier [Saturday 29th September 1917] reported


A Pye Nest Soldier Pte Arthur Balaam M.G.C. has been wounded and is now in the 1st Western Hospital, Fazackerley, Liverpool
 

He was wounded, and drafted back to France [April 1918].

The Halifax Courier [Saturday 15th June 1918] reported


Pte ARTHUR BALAAM of 17 Calder Avenue Pye Nest is a prisoner of war in Germany and unwounded
 

He was discharged [22nd April 1919].

He survived the War, and is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.


An Arthur Balaam is remembered on the Arras Memorial as a Private with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment; on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the Hertfordshire Regiment; and on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
 

He died in Halifax in 1968

Balaam, HarryRef B1547
[1860-1911] Born in Honington, Suffolk.

He was a commercial traveller.

On 15th August 1887, he married Frances Annie Lambert [1860-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur

The family lived at 27 Hill Crest, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Balaam, WilliamRef B4003
[18??-18??] Of Halifax,

He was a cab driver [1855].

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Emma who was baptised [10th April 1855] at St James's Church, Halifax

Baldam, JamesRef B1115
[1869-1929] Son of John Baldam.

Born in Langfield.

In 1881, he & his parents are recorded as James B. Lord, John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord.

He was a reacher-in in cotton mill [1881] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1897-1915].

In [Q4] 1893, he married Clara Barker [1872-1947] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Tom [1894-1938]
  2. Hannah [1898-1920]

He retired to Blackpool

Baldam, JohnRef B1112
[1840-1905] Son of Thomas Baldam.

Born in Toad Carr, Todmorden.

He was a clogger [1871] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1875-1892].

On 27th July 1861, he married Betty Hartley [1839-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse [1881]
  2. Mary Jane [1865-19??] who was a dress maker [1881] and married Alfred Dawson
  3. Tom [1867-1887] who was a warehouse boy
  4. James
  5. Edward [1872-1901]
  6. Fanny [1876-1877]

In 1881, John & Betty are recorded as John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord, and the also the children.

In 1892, John retired to Blackpool.

He died in Blackpool [5th February 1905].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,381 3/7d.

Probate was granted to his children James; Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse [1881]; Mary Jane Dawson.

All the family – apart from Mary Jane – were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Baldam, ThomasRef B1106
[1818-1875] Born in Lincolnshire.

He was landlord of the Wellington Inn, Todmorden [1870-1875].

On 24th April 1840, he married Betty Lord [1819-1891] at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. John

Thomas died 12th February 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

His will was proved by his widow Betty & son John.

Thomas & Betty were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Thomas [13th February 1875]; Betty [29th August 1891]

Baldrey, Robert GlentonRef B3038
[1790-1848] Woolstapler in Halifax. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845].

He never married.

He lived at The Square, Halifax [1841].

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Baldwin...Ref B1149
The entries for people & families with the surname Baldwin are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Baldwin & BrookeRef B2944
Manufacturers of mathematical and optical equipment at Holly Bank, Clifton [1920].

Partners included Albert Baldwin and Thomas Brooke

Baldwin & ParkerRef B2132
Solicitors of Halifax with partners John Baldwin and Robert Parker

Baldwin & StantonRef B2390
Engineers at Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge. Partners included 3 Baldwin brothers and Mr Stanton. They were contracted to install equipment for Tilghman Wheelabrator Limited

Baldwin & Walker LimitedRef B2046
Makers of Ladyship knitting wools at their Ladyship Mills and West Croft Mills, King Cross, Halifax [1836-1974].

Partners included Henry Baldwin and Henry Walker.

In 1851, they employed 320 hands.

See Baldwin & Walker Limited Roll of Honour and Buck & Kershaw

Baldwin, Armitage & CompanyRef B2066
Silk spinners established in 1882 by John Baldwin and J. W. Armitage at Ganny Mills, Brighouse.

In 1892, the partnership was dissolved and Armitage established J. W. Armitage & Sons

Baldwin's: J. & J. Baldwin & Partners LimitedRef B2113
Worsted and woollen-spinning company founded by James Baldwin and John Baldwin in Malt Shovel Yard, Northgate, Halifax in 1785.

In 1811 and 1816, they are listed as stocking worsted and woollen yarn manufacturers at Northgate, Halifax. In 1816, they were still at Northgate.

By 1822, they had a mill at Bailey Hall which they sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847. In 1830, they were at 2 South Parade, Halifax.

They continued production at their mills at Clark Bridge.

On 27th December 1908, the mills were badly damaged when a goods train was derailed at Clarke Bridge.

In 1915, the company bought back the Bailey Hall mill which they had sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847.

After World War I, the company amalgamated with John Paton Son & Company to become Paton & Baldwin Limited.

See Bee Hive Wools, Foster & Clay, Charles Haigh, William Teal and Woolcraft

Baldwin's: J. Baldwin & Sons LimitedRef B2408
Silk spinners at Ganny Mill, Brighouse [1922]

Balerna, LuigiRef B1680
[1800-1864] Or Lewis.

Born in Switzerland.

He became a jeweller, watch and clockmaker at 8 Northgate, Halifax [1837].

On 13th/14th July 1850, over 100 gold and silver watches, 400 rings, 5 pairs of gold spectacles and other property with a total value of £1000, was stolen from his shop in Northgate. In November 1850, Mr Sirrell of Barbican was charged with receiving stolen goods which included Mr Balerna's property. In December 1850, Martin McGuire and Amelia Wade were charged with burglary.

He married Maria [1813-1???] from Switzerland.

Children:

  1. Roas [died 24th May 1835]

They lived at

  • Northgate, Halifax [1841]
  • 44 Northgate, Halifax [1851]

In 1851, they had visitors staying with them: a cousin Beno Bernasconi [1830-1???] from Switzerland, who was a jeweller, and Joseph Peni [1808-1???] from Italy, who was carver and gilder.

Luigi died in Como, Italy

Balkram EdgeRef B2975
Area which seems to include Wainstalls, Ovenden and Mixenden

Balkram Edge Farm, Mount TaborRef B2691
Moor End Road. Early 17th century farm.

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Balkram Edge Farm, Wainstalls

Ball, AlfredRef B405
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Ball, Rev EdgarRef B1214
[1867-1945] Born in Hereford.

Primitive Methodist Minister. He preached his first sermon at Gibbet Road Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax [1884]

Ball, EdwardRef B3231
[1???-1???] He was a farmer of 450 acres employing 12 men and 7 boys [1861] / MP for Burwell, Cambridgeshire [1861]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Salisbury

Ball, Rev EnochRef B1227
[1838-1909] Born in Shropshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1882]

Ball, Eric Walter JohnRef B2552
[1903-1989] From a Salvation Army background he was an organist / pianist.

In 1944, he replaced William Halliwell as conductor of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band. He was there until 1957

Ball flash, BrighouseRef B582
Area of Bradford Road – between King Street and Bethel Street – which appears on a 19th century map.

There are 2 explanations for the name:

  • A thunderbolt was reported here
  • In June 1855, William Drake fired a gun up the chimney of his premises here – in order to clear the soot – and set fire to his shop and the neighbouring Bottomley's joiner's shop

See Flash, Greenwood & Bottomley and The Gill family of Brighouse

Ball, Frederick EustaceRef B3227
[1869-1???] Son of Salisbury Ball.

Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

He moved to Sowerby Bridge with his 2 brothers.

He was a drysalter's foreman [1891].

In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers: Percy Fielding and James Edward

Ball Green, SowerbyRef B329
Well Head Lane. House built by the Wilde family around 1634. It was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The gateway dated 1634 is listed.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

Ball, James EdwardRef B3226
[1865-1936] Son of Salisbury Ball.

Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

He moved to Sowerby Bridge. His brothers followed him.

In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers: Percy Fielding and Fredrick Eustace.

He was a drysalter's clerk [1891] and a librarian [1901]

In 1905, he was put in charge of the new Sowerby Bridge Library. He held the post until he retired in 1930.

In 1898, he married Ann [1865-19??].

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1900]
  2. Doris [b 1902]
  3. child

The family lived at Sowerby Bridge

Ball, James HenryRef B880
[1881-1916] Son of Arthur Balls.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a fettler [1911] / a member of the Loyal Youth of Glory Lodge.

In [Q1] 1913, he married Mary Jane [1873-1923] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of 18 Hanover Street, was the daughter of Joseph Liddle, iron fitter, and widow of Mr Briggs
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1913]

The family lived at 18 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in a military hospital [24th May 1916] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd June 1916].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [C C 163] with partial military honours in a service conducted by Rev Canon Charles Llewelyn Ivens

Ball, JosephRef B388
[1921-1945] Son of Margaret & Robert Ball.

He was educated at St Marie's Catholic School / employed by T. Jones of Hall Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a road accident in Italy [24th October 1945] (aged 24).

He was buried at Bari War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref X F 28].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Ball, Percy FieldingRef B2270
[1864-1930] Son of Salisbury Ball.

Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

He moved to Sowerby Bridge with his 2 brothers: James Edward and Fredrick Eustace.

He was a commercial clerk [1881] / a drysalter at Sowerby Bridge [1881] / a dry salter & chemical manager [1891] / a drysalter & insurance broker [1901] / an insurance broker [1911] / an insurance broker at Somerset House, Halifax [1913].

In 1900, he was discharged from bankruptcy. The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle of 29th June 1900 reported

... at the time that his business was paying, a Manchester business was brought to the attention of Mr Ball. He got an accountant to investigate the books which showed a clear profit of £200 a year. He purchased the business for £400, upon the understanding that the seller should introduce him to the customers. Unfortunately, the day after the purchase, the seller went home ill and never returned to business. One of the principal clerks also died. The applicant was called, and, with the granting of his discharge consented to judgement being entered against him for £100

In 1892, he married Ada Morley [1864-19??] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margherita Winifred [b 1894]

He was a boarder with drysalter John Dearnley Wilson [1881].

In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers James Edward and Fredrick Eustace.

The family lived at

  • Mearclough House [1891]
  • 3 Green Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 Blackwell, Halifax [1911]

He died in Halifax [2nd September 1930] (aged 65).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 403]

See Fielding, Ball & Company

Ball, R.Ref B544
[1???-19??] Deacon of Southowram [1936]

Ball, SalisburyRef B3228
[1836-1???] Son of Edward Ball.

Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

A wealthy farmer, miller and coprolite digger in Burwell.

He was a farmer of 365 acres employing 11 men, 10 boys & 3 women [1871] / a coprolite digger employing 36 men & 10 boys [1871] / a miller employing 2 men & 1 boy [1871]

In 1862, he married Emily, daughter of James Fielding, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Percy Fielding
  2. James Edward
  3. Julia Ann [b 1867]
  4. Fredrick Eustace
  5. Florence Fielding [b 1871]

The coprolite mining boom, which lasted only about 40 years, was in decline and the sons moved to find work in Yorkshire

Ball, ThomasRef B1811
[1864-19??] Born in Bradshaw.

He was an engine tenter (stone quarry) [1901].

Around 1894, he married Sarah [1867-19??].


Sarah was born in Southowram, the daughter of
Charles Ingham
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1894]
  2. Ida [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Law Lane, Southowram [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah's brothers: Proctor & Friend

Ball, WilliamRef B1544
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Fixby [1835]

Ball, Rev William SpencerRef B1627
[1816-1861] He trained at Cotton End and served at Cadnam and Havant before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [1853].

In 1857, he moved to Newton-le-Willows, where he died

Ballantyne, Philip HughRef B1032
[1891-1918] Son of Mary Annie & James Ballantyne.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 28th October 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10], on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Balloon ascentsRef B2805

Balls, Arthur.Ref B885
[1854-1901] Son of James Balls, labourer.

Born in Honnington, Ipswich, Suffolk.

He was a driver of Halifax [1880] / a waggoner [1881] / a teamster [1891] / a teamster (corn mill) [1901].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Street [1857-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was born in Derby, the daughter of Henry Street, miner
 

Children:

  1. James Henry
  2. Annie [b 1888] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a sample knitter [1911]
  3. Arthur [1889-1899]
  4. Fred [1891-1892]
  5. Elsie [b 1893] who was a reeler cop [1911]
  6. George [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]

The family lived at

  • Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 11 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]
  • 61 John Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

Arthur died Q2 1901 (aged 46)  Some time between 1901 and 1911, the family changed their surname from Balls to Ball

Balls, HenryRef B733
[1847-1919] He was a warehouseman [1910].

He married Elizabeth Ann Hall [1848-1919].

Children:

  1. Annie Elizabeth [1884-1950] who married George Freeman

Balm & WaltonRef B2312
Worsted spinners at Hoyle Bottom Mill, Warley [1845]

Balm BrothersRef B2340
Worsted spinners at Hay's Mill, Mixenden [1881]

Balm, Jonas PriestleyRef B3022
[1836-1904] Son of Samuel Balm.

Born [3rd December 1836] and baptised [11th February 1837] at Ovenden.

In September 1869, he and Robert Newton of Providence Mill, near Keighley, filed a patent for

improvements in worsted spinning frames

He was a worsted spinner employing 80 males & 84 females [1871] / a wool agent [1881] / a manager worsted spinning [1891] / a spinner at Denholme and Halifax.

In 1861, he married Mary Hitchen [1834-1877] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1863] who was a life assurance agent [1901]
  2. Hannah [b 1864]
  3. George [b 1865] who was a manager in an oil cloth manufactory [1891]
  4. Priestley [b 1867]
  5. Florence [b 1868]
  6. Horace [1869] who died aged 10 weeks
  7. Mary Louisa [1870] who died aged 12 weeks
  8. Wallace [b 1872] who was a clerk in a worsted manufactory [1891]

The family lived at

  • Perseverance Mill, Thornton, Bradford [1871]
  • Side Brow, New Road, Haworth, Keighley [1881]
  • Foreside Villa, Denholme [1877]
  • 8 Westfield Place, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 Paley Road, Bradford [1901]
  • (Jonas was with son Sam & family) 14 Paley Road, Bradford [1901]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Balm, SamuelRef B1540
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Balm, SamuelRef B3120
[1812-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted spinner [1841, 1851] / a worsted spinner employing 150 hands [1861].

He married Hannah Priestley [1812-1859].

Children:

  1. Zillah [b 1833]
  2. David [b 1835]
  3. Jonas Priestley
  4. Samuel [1845-1869]

The family lived at

  • Hay's Lane, Ovenden [1841]
  • Low Clough, Thornton, Bradford [1851]
  • Foreside Bottom, Thornton, Bradford [1861]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Balme & Pritchard LimitedRef B2030
Dyers and stuff finishers at Atlas Dye Works, Halifax, and West Croft Works, Halifax.

Established by James Balme and John Pritchard in 1854.

Subsequent partners included John William Balme [1881] and Sam Balme [1905].

Recorded in 1874, 1880 & 1912-1982.

They employed 42 men and 12 boys & girls [1881]

On 9th October 1879, John Pritchard and 5 workers were killed in an explosion at their West Croft Works.

See Thomas Sirett

Balme Brothers & EarnshawRef B2317
Engineers' tool makers and card setting machine makers at Stead Street Iron Works, Halifax [1866] and at Boothtown [1874].

See Mr Balme

Balme, George LeakeRef B3121
[1831-1???] Of Halifax.

He was a carpet packer [1871] / a carpet packer (manuf) [1881]

He married Mary [1834-1???].

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry [b 1855]
  2. Selena [b 1858]
  3. Sarah [b 1861]
  4. Riley
  5. Herbert [b 1866]
  6. Arthur [b 1869]
  7. Fred [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Back of Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 16 Clement Street, Halifax [1881]

Balme, H.Ref B659
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1922, when he was a hosier at Prospect Street, Halifax

Balme, HarryRef B1096
[1889-1916] Son of James William Balme.

He was a dyer's labourer [1911] / a cloth finisher of Boothtown, Halifax [1914] / employed at West End Dye Works, Halifax.

In 1914, he married Ida Hinchliffe [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ida, of 22 Lake View, Woodside, Halifax, was the daughter of Arthur Hinchliffe, card cloth maker
 

He served with the Territorials.

During World War I, he joined [20th November 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 20th July 1916.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 21], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Balme, HerbertRef B1837
[18??-19??] Partner in Hanson & Balme They are recorded at New Bank, Halifax

Balme, JamesRef B2446
[1810-1857] Born in Southowram.

He was a cloth dresser [1841] / a finisher of fancy goods [1851].

He and John Pritchard established Balme & Pritchard [1854]

He married Sarah [1809-1880].

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Elizabeth [b 1839] who married John David Littlefield
  3. Mary Ann [1841-1906]
  4. Sam
  5. Frances [b 1849]

The family lived at

  • King Cross, Skircoat, Halifax [1841]
  • 24 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]

James died 24th March 1857 (aged 47).

Sarah died 9th March 1880 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2143]

Balme, James WilliamRef B1083
[1862-1???] Son of James Balme, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tin plate worker of Nelson Street, Halifax [1885] / a general labourer [1891] / a moulder labourer [1901] / a baker [1911].

In 1885, he married Mary Brown [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Booth Town, Northowram, was born in Luddendenfoot, the daughter of Robert Brown, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1887] who was a warehouse boy [1901]
  2. Harry
  3. Walter [1891] who died in infancy
  4. Evelyn [b 1896] who was a doffer silk [1911]
  5. Norman [b 1899] who was a setter worsted [1911]

The family lived at

  • 62 Stott's Place, Southowram [1891]
  • 146 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 119 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were 3 boarders.

Living with them [in 1911] were 2 boarders

Balme, John WilliamRef B2445
[1836-1909] Son of James Balme.

Born in Southowram.

He was a finisher of fancy goods [1851] / a stuff finisher [1861] / a master stuff finisher & partner in Balme & Pritchard Limited [1871] / a master finisher of fancy stuff goods employing 42 men, 12 boys & 2 girls [1881] / a stuff goods finisher [1901]

On 25th October 1859, he married Mary Ann Horner at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax, daughter of James Horner
 

The family lived at

  • 15 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Bedford Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 61 Lister Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 37 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 37 Hyde Park Road, Halifax [1909]

Living with them [in 1881] was niece Mary Littlefield.

Living with them [in 1901] was John William's widowed sister Elizabeth Littlefield.

John William died at Crystal Road, Blackpool [9th February 1909].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,955 10/3d.

Probate was granted to Sam Balme (dyer), nephew Arthur Littlefield (cashier), James Horton (ironmonger), and William Dyson (manufacturer).

Beneficiaries of his will were Sam Balme (dyer), Arthur Littlefield (cashier), James Horton (ironmonger)  and William Dyson (manufacturer) 

Mary Ann died 6th January 1895.

The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley: Mary Ann [12th January 1895]; John William [February 1909]`. Their grave is next to that of brother-in-law Rev Charles Halmshaw

Balme, JosephRef B1145
[1786-1861] Of Halifax.

He married Mary [1786-1866].

Children:

  1. William [1812-1859]
  2. Joseph [1821-1858]

Joseph died 15th July 1861 (aged 75).

Mary died 7th November 1866 (aged 80).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2144]

Balme, Joseph SutcliffeRef B1008
[1850-1935] Son of William Butterworth, hawker.


Joseph changed the spelling of the surname from Balm [1891] to Balme [1901]
 

Born in Illingworth.

He was a hawker of Illingworth [1873] / a fish monger [1881] / a fest [?] dealer [1891] / a greengrocery salesman [1901] / a green grocer [1911].

On 17th November 1873, he married Annie (Nancy) Oxley Drabes [1850-1928] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Annie Oxley was born in Pontefract, the daughter of Oxley Drabes, farmer.

She was a servant in Ovenden [1873]

 

Children:

  1. Ellen Selena [b 1875] who was a weaver [1891]
  2. George Drabbs (Drabes?) [b 1878] who was a mill hand [1891], a labourer boiler shop [1901], an iron fitter [1911]
  3. Elsie May [b 1881] who was a mill hand [1891], a worsted beam warper [1901]
  4. Joseph Sutcliffe

The family lived at

  • Sunderland Street, Tickhill, Doncaster [1881]
  • 19 Ovenden Road Terrace, Ovenden, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Back Raglan Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 39 Ploughcroft Lane, Boothtown [1911]
  • 40 Douglas Street, Crown Road, Boothtown [1917]

Balme, Joseph SutcliffeRef B1011
[1882-1917] Son of Joseph Sutcliffe Balme.

Born in Halifax [30th November 1882].

He was a member of Illingworth Church & Sunday School / a member of Boothtown Conservative Club / a slubbing reeler [1901] / a corporation tram conductor [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by a shell at Bullecourt [20th May 1917] (aged 33).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref VI C 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Copley Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Boothtown Conservative Club

Balme, MrRef B3296
[1???-18??] He was in partnership with Cornelius Redman, Reuben Calvert and Mr Parker in Stead Street, Halifax.

He was (possibly) a partner in Balme Brothers & Earnshaw

Balme, RileyRef B2232
[1864-19??] Son of George Leake Balme.

He was a cotton spinner [1881] / a French polisher & undertaker (employer) [1901] / a partner in Priestley & Balme / a French polisher (furniture industry) (employer) (partner with upholsterer) [1911].

In 1885, he married Annie Crabtree [1864-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1887]
  2. Clement [b 1890]
  3. Lillian [b 1892]
  4. Hilda [b 1900]
  5. Clifford [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 12 Peel Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 19 Peel Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1905, 1911]

Balme, SamRef B2239
[1846-1924] Son of James Balme.

He was a domestic pattern designer [1861] / a damask designer [1871] / a stuff finisher [1881] / a dress stuff finisher manager [1891] / a stuff finishers' manager [1901] / a partner in Balme & Pritchard Limited [1905] / a dyer & finisher (employer) [1911].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Olivia Greenwood [1845-1927] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Lois [b 1871] who married [1896] Mr Shepherd
  2. Sarah [b 1873]
  3. James [b 1875]
  4. John William [b 1877]
  5. twins Bradley [1879-1880] who died aged 5 months
  6. Florence [1879-1880] who died aged 5 months
  7. Mabel [b 1883] who married [1910] Mr Townend
  8. Sam [b 1888]

In 1871, Sam, Olivia and daughter Lois were staying with James Greenwood, Olivia's father, at Otley Road, Bradford.

The family lived at

  • 7 Clarence St, Halifax [1881]
  • 21 Hampden Place, Halifax [1891]
  • 49 Hope Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 62 West Hill, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]
  • Rydal Road, Heysham, Lancashire [1911]

Twins Bradley & Florence who both died aged 5 months, were buried with their Balme grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2143].

Sam died in Lancaster [Q4 1924] (aged 78).

Olivia died in Lancaster [Q1 1927] (aged 82) 

Balme, SquireRef B674
[17??-1862] He was one of the Trustees appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1852].

He died 1st September 1862

Balme, TomRef B137
[1819-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a tobacco pipe manufacturer [1851].

He married Isabella [1821-18??].


Isabella was born in Halifax.

She was a milliner & dress make [1851]

 

They lived at 18 Winding Road, Halifax

Balmford, JamesRef B467
[1799-1878] Of Holywell Green.

He married Martha [1800-1866].

James died 4th August 1878 (aged 79).

Martha died 4th August 1866 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Balmford's: Joseph Balmford & SonsRef B3370
Joiners, cabinet makers, painters and paperhangers at West Vale and Quarmby Cliff, Lindley. Partners included Joseph Balmford, George H. Balmford, and Ratcliffe Balmford.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1873 when Joseph Balmford retired.

In May 1876, R. Balmford, joiner and cabinet maker at West Vale, went into voluntary liquidation

Balmforth...Ref B1598
The entries for people & families with the surname Balmforth are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Balmforth'sRef B2962
Boot and shoe retailer. They were at 51 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1944]

Balmforth's West End Café, BrighouseRef B1783

Recorded in 1901, when it was at 33 Briggate, Brighouse

Balmoral House, Hebden BridgeRef B530
Dated 1879

Balmoral Place, HalifaxRef B742

BaltimoreRef B220
Area of Todmorden

Baltimore Bridge, TodmordenRef B3116
Stackhills Road. Bridge #29 over the Rochdale Canal

Bamber, Rev JohnRef B1694
[18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [26th April 1855-1878]. He was instrumental in constructing the new Church of 1860

Bamford, Rev C.Ref B429
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1877]

Bamford, Rev CharlesRef B1132
[17??-1801] Of Bacup. First minister of the Haley Hill Particular Baptists [1755-1760].

In 1760, he left and moved to Accrington and subsequently to other places in Lancashire

Bamford, George WalterRef B1070
[1870-1938] Son of William Bolton Bamford.

Born at Hollins, Heptonstall [21st February 1870].

He was a fustian dyer [1911].

On 3rd April 1893, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1868-1939] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born at Bottom of Slack, Heptonstall [9th May 1868].

She was a fustian finisher [1911]

 

Children:

  1. William Bolton
  2. John Halstead
  3. Wilfred [1897-1898]
  4. Florence Annie [1899-1904]
  5. Doris Sophia [1900-1984]
  6. Fred [1901-1904]
  7. Samuel [1905-1966]
  8. Mary Emily [b 1909]

The family lived at 11 Broughton Street, Hebden Bridge [1911].

Children Florence Annie & Fred died of whooping cough within a month of each other.

George Walter died at 24 Pall Mall, Mytholmroyd [7th June 1938].

Elizabeth died at 40 Nest Lane, Mytholmroyd [28th November 1938].

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

Bamford, HenryRef B4502
[1585-16??] He married Unknown [1575-16??].

Heywood records


Henry Bamford of Deaf Mills, Hipperholme aged 94, his wife aged 104, were both carding out of doors June 24th 1679
 

Bamford, JohnRef B1095
[18??-18??] Grocer at Stainland.

In July 1860, he was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in August

Bamford, John HalsteadRef B1389
[1894-1967] MM.

Son of George Walter Bamford.

Born at 8 Calderside, Charlestown [December 1894].

He was a mule spinner (cotton) [1911].

During World War I, he attested at Dobroyd, Todmorden, and served with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

In 1916, he transferred to the 18th Battalion Tank Corps.

He became a Lance Corporal.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

He died at 34 Square Road, Walsden [17th May 1967].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [23rd May 1967]

Bamford, ThomasRef B3482
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1753]

Bamford, William BoltonRef B1388
[1831-1900]

He married Sophia Halstead [1833-1899].

Children:

  1. George Walter

Sophia died 2nd April 1899.

William died 15th November 1900.

The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Bamford, William BoltonRef B962
[1892-1916] Or Willie.

Son of George Walter Bamford.

Born in Buttress Brink, Hebden Bridge [August 1893].

He was a member of Hebden Bridge Parish Church & School / a cutter out (fustian clothing) [1911] / a moulder employed at J. Pickles & Son at Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Rochdale, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion London Regiment.

He was killed in action [7th October 1916] (aged 24).

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Bamforth, JacobRef B1505
[1833-1896] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen cloth presser [1861] / a cloth presser [1871, 1881, 1891].

In [Q1] 1858, he married Nanny Lumb [1826-1???] in Halifax.


Nanny was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Ernest A. [b 1860] who was a factory hand [1871], a mechanic (factory) [1881], a steam engine fitter [1891]
  3. Edbert [b 1863] who was a factory hand [1871], a cotton piecer [1881], a dyer's labourer [1891]
  4. Sarah G. [b 1865] who was a woollen weaver [1881]
  5. James [b 1867] who was a cotton knotter [1881]
  6. John [b 1869] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a cloth finisher [1891]

The family lived at

  • Scarr Top, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861, 1871, 1881]
  • Brockstones, Rochdale Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]

Jacob died Q2 1893 (aged 61) 

Bamforth, JamesRef B1455
[1799-1880] Born in Meltham.

He was a cloth dresser [1851] / a woollen cloth presser [1861] / a cloth presser [1871].

On 4th August 1817, he married Grace Simpson Garnett [1799-1871] in Halifax.


Grace was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. John [bapt 7th December 1817] who was a cloth dresser [1851]
  2. Mary [bapt 3rd September 1822]
  3. Joseph [b 1822, bapt 27th June 1824] who died 13th February 1825 (aged 2 years) 
  4. Elizabeth [b 1832] who was a cloth burler [1851], & married John Wood [1835-1???]
  5. Elizabeth who died November 1835 (aged 14 months), & was buried with her parents
  6. Abraham [b 1835] who was a cotton spinner [1851], a woollen cloth presser [1861]
  7. Jacob [bapt 19th November 1834] who was a cotton spinner [1851]
  8. Isaac [bapt 19th November 1834]
  9. Alfred [b 1837] who was a chemist's apprentice [1851]

The family lived at

Grace Simpson died 1st August 1871 (aged 72).

James died 31st October 1880 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M15]

Bamforth, JamesRef B1518
[1866-1928] Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton warper [1891, 1901] / a cotton yarn warper [1911].

In 1888, he married Elizabeth Jackson [1868-1956] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Ivy [1889-8th June 1960] who was buried with her parents
  2. Amy [b 1892] who was a wool cloth weaver [1911]
  3. Norman [b 1894] who was a wholesale chemist's apprentice [1911]
  4. Harold who died in infancy [29th November 1895], & was buried with his parents
  5. Milton
  6. Harry [b 1900]
  7. Nellie [b 1902]
  8. Ernest [b 1904]
  9. Joan Margaret [2nd August 1911-12th December 1978] who married Benjamin Taylor Norcliffe, & was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • Beestonley Lane, Stainland [1891]
  • Beestonley, Stainland [1901, 1911]
  • School House, Sowood [1928]

James died 15th October 1928 (aged 62).

Elizabeth died 25th February 1956 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Bamforth, Joseph WilliamRef B584
[1883-1916] Born in Thorpe Hesley, near Rotherham.

He was a policeman [joined 1907], and served in Morley, Leeds [1911]. During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 16th September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Bamforth, MiltonRef B1516
[1897-1981] MM.

Son of James Bamforth.

Born at Beestonley, Stainland [28th February 1897].

He was educated at Bowling Green School, Stainland & Providence Congregational Sunday School, Stainland / a player with Stainland AFC / a member of Stainland Mechanics' Institute / a ring frame minder (cotton spinning) [1911] / a cotton warper at J. & S. Taylor Limited, Bowers Mills, Barkisland / a beamer of Stainland [1919].

In [Q3] 1919, he married Lily Wheelwright [1898-19??] at St Andrew's Church, Stainland.


Lily was the daughter of William Wheelwright, farmer
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield [1st November 1915], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was wounded twice and gassed once. He was hospitalised at Whalley Hospital, Blackburn and at New Hall Hay Auxiliary Military Hospital, Rawtenstall.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]


At midnight 4th-5th June 1917, he was one of a party of 6 men and an officer who raided a German trench & dugout at Fleur-Baix, taking a number of prisoners. 2 of his comrades were killed in the action
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [21st July 1917]. On 25th December 1917, the members of Stainland Mechanics' Institute celebrated his award by presenting him with a gold albert (watch) and medal, to which his employers and fellow workers had contributed.

He survived the War.

He died Q1 1981

Bamforth, Thomas HenryRef B1503
[1858-1909] Son of Jacob Bamforth.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a factory hand [1871] / a cotton warper [1881, 1891, 1901].

He married Mary Ellen [1858-1951].


Mary Ellen was born in Halifax [23rd July 1858]
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1886] who was an elementary school pupil-teacher [1901]
  2. Wilfred [b 1888]
  3. Alice [30th March 1890-16th December 1893]
  4. Thomas Henry [b 19th April 1909]

The family lived at Woodside, Barkisland [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Edgar T. Howe [b 1899]

Thomas Henry died Q3 1909 (aged 51).

Mary Ellen died 25th April 1951.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A17]

Bampton, Rev T. A.Ref B1283
[18??-19??] He was at Overseal before becoming Minister of Pellon Lane Baptist Church [March 1912]

Banaster, RogerRef B1189
[13??-14??] He was Lord of the Manor of Clifton.

He married Isabel.

Children:

  1. Thurstan

Banaster, ThurstanRef B1190
[13??-1469] Son of Roger Banaster.

Lord of the Manor of Clifton [1469]

Banastre, AdamRef B294
[11??-12??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

Banastre, RichardRef B311
[12??-12??] Of Bretherton.

Son of Adam Banastre.

Banastre, ThurstanRef B292
[11??-12??] Younger brother of Robert Banastre of Prestatyn, brother of Warin Banistre

Children:

  1. Margaret his daughter and co-heir married Richard son of Roger

Banbury, NathanielRef B1672
[1815-1874] Born in Coventry, Warwickshire.

He was a factory operative [1871] / a silk weaver.

He married Eliza [1818-1???].

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1845] who was a factory operative [1871]
  2. William [b 1850] who was a factory operative [1871]
  3. Eliza [b 1848] who married Charles Manger

The family lived at 12 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were son Charles, his wife Eliza [b 1846] (a factory operative), & their daughter Eliza [b 1871], daughter Eliza, her husband Charles, and their children.

Nathaniel died in Halifax [Q3 1874] (aged 60) 

Bancroft...Ref B353
The entries for people & families with the surname Bancroft are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bancroft familyRef B3427
There have been many people with the surname Bancroft living in the Halifax district – many of these were directly related to each other

Bancroft & Company, TodmordenRef B2502
Recorded in 1891, when they were at Millsteads Mill, Castle Street.

During a weavers' strike in 1890-1891, William Calvert and Crabtree Marshall were amongst those charged with intimidation of non-union workers. The strike, which was over pay, lasted 24/25 weeks and was concluded in April 1891

Bancroft & FawthropRef B2085
Brush manufacturers established by Frederick Bancroft in 1868.

He later took Frederick Fawthrop into partnership.

They were at Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1866], Ann Street, Halifax, Stannary Street, Halifax, and Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street [1880].

They employed Charles Hanson.

After Fawthrop's death, his brother William Henry Bancroft joined the business, which then became Bancroft Brothers

Bancroft & WilcockRef B1851
Recorded in 1868, when they were worsted weavers, employing 49 hands. They manufactured yearly 150,000 lbs of goods of the value £24,000.

Their report to the Rivers Pollution Commission [1868] described the business as


on the river
Calder at Cross Hill Mill, Halifax. This implied that the Mill couldn't be at the Cross Hill at North Bridge, which is far from the Calder
 

They also said that


they hired power and room from Edleston, with a rateable value of works £40.

If this was William Edleston Limited, the Mill might be at Sowerby Bridge. Is there a Cross Hill Mill at Sowerby Bridge?

 

Bancroft BrothersRef B2084
Brush manufacturers at Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street.

Originally Bancroft & Fawthrop. It became Bancroft Brothers after the death of Frederick Fawthrop, when William Henry Bancroft joined his brother Frederick Bancroft. Frederick's son George William Bancroft later joined the business.

After Frederick Bancroft died, the business went bankrupt [1895-1899]. Family stories blame this on competition from German brush makers

Bancroft's ConfectionersRef B2687
Established by James Bancroft.

Recorded in 1936 at 13 Arcade Royale and 16 Southgate, Halifax, when the proprietor was Miss Hilda Jackson

Bancroft's: D. & H. BancroftRef B1863
Grocers in Halifax.

Recorded in 1850, when the partnership was dissolved

Bancroft's: J. & D. BancroftRef B1862
Flour dealers in Halifax.

Recorded in 1848, when the partnership was dissolved

Bancroft's: Joseph Bancroft & SonsRef B2131
Slaters and plasterers of Halifax [1878-1918]. Established by Joseph Bancroft and his son, Alfred.

See Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Union Bank, Halifax

Bancroft's: William Bancroft & Sons of Halifax LimitedRef B2235
Worsted and bunting manufacturers at Fenton Works, Halifax [1905, 1936].

See Thomas William Bancroft

Bandmann-Palmer, Mrs MillieRef B1424
[18??-1926] Born Millie Palmer.

She married a German Shakespearean actor, Daniel Edward Bandmann. The couple toured in various theatrical productions. She formed her own company and starred in Hamlet, appearing in the Calderdale district.

James R. Gregson's interest in drama was sparked by visits to the theatre, and he mentioned being affected by her performance in which she had to sit down for the ghost scene, on account of her being so stout. She was provided with a beer bottle crate on which to sit, and the local brewer who loaned the crate stipulated that his name should be in view throughout the production

Banerjee, Dr J. N.Ref B31
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Banham, Henry W.Ref B515
[1848-1888] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

He was a brush maker (pan hand) [1881].

He married Annie, widow of John Burnham.

Children:

  1. Frederick W [b 1875] who was a mechanic's apprentice [1891]
  2. Henry [b 1876] who was a case maker's apprentice [1891]
  3. Walter [b 1878] who was a book binder [1891]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1880] who was a mill hand cotton [1891]

The family lived at

  • 6 Oates Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 21 Lilly Lane, Halifax [1915]

Living with them [in 1881] were Annie's sons John H and Charles Richard

Banister, EdwardRef B2720
[15??-16??] Of Halifax. he married Grace. His will was recorded on 7th February 1648 and Grace was executor.

After Edward's death, Grace married James Robinson

Banister, Wallace ArthurRef B1306
[1906-1941] Son of Flora May & Arthur Stoner Banister.

In [Q3] 1935, he married Evelyn Haslam in Coventry.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 6th March 1941 (aged 35).

He was buried at Stoke (St. Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire [D 2 33]

Bank Bottom Colliery, HalifaxRef B3039
Off Southowram Bank

Bank Bottom, Hebden BridgeRef B356
Original name of Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge

Bank Brewery CompanyRef B83
Sowerby Bridge brewery with offices in Old Tuel Lane.

The partnership was dissolved August 1894.

See Bank Brewery, Sowerby Bridge

Bank Bridge, Mill BankRef B3528

Bank Chambers, HalifaxRef B3247
Office accommodation at Waterhouse Street.

Owners and tenants have included

See Penny Bank Chambers, Halifax

Bank Cottage, HeptonstallRef B904
Church Lane. Late 18th century house. It has been used as a Chapel of Rest

Bank Edge, OvendenRef B2941
Area of Ovenden

Bank End Farm, SalterhebbleRef B3030

Bank End Farm, WarleyRef B1727
Peter Lane / Edgeholme Lane. Built in 1850. A stone is inscribed J & AB

Bank End, WarleyRef B1489
House. Recorded in 1907

Bank Field, HalifaxRef B1413

Bank Hall Farm, BarkislandRef B142
Elland Road.

A lintel (since replaced) was dated 1612

Bank, HenryRef B1064
[1814-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Bank of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1st May 1814]

Bank Hey Well, RippondenRef B1792

Bank House, BrighouseRef B632
Elegant house which stood in Briggate.

Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, EllandRef B9500
Aka Elland Bank.

Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, Sowerby BridgeRef B3492
Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, WarleyRef B398
Luddenden Dene. Laithe-house built 1650. It is said to be the oldest surviving example of a laithe house.

The entrance to the barn is inscribed for Gilbert Brockbank.

Around 1818, it was rebuilt by Timothy Bates

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Brigg family of Bank House, Warley

Bank of Liverpool & Martins LimitedRef B2585
A branch is recorded at Hipperholme [1922], at Briggate, Brighouse [1923], and at the former Crystal Palace, Ripponden [19??].

See Martins Bank

Bank Top Cricket Field, SouthowramRef B2458
Pinnar Lane. The field was opposite the war memorial. This was the home ground for the cricket club at St Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank

Bank Top Farm, GreetlandRef B365
Formerly known as Thick Hollins, Greetland

Bank Top Farm, SouthowramRef B2627
An early name for Park Farm, Southowram. This was a part of the Shibden Hall estate.

In 1736, David Backsendell and John Hargreaves, both of Northowram, contracted to sink a coal pit to the Upper Coal Bed for Rev John Lister.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Bank Top Farm, TodmordenRef B750

Bank Top, Lee MountRef B38
Community at the entrance to Ovenden on the road from Halifax

Bank Top Library, SouthowramRef B788
Opened in 19??. This was in a small wooden hut on the main road.

Closed in 19??

See Southowram Library

Bank Top Post Office, SouthowramRef B2515
A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

It closed in 2003.

See Southowram Post Office

Bank Top, SouthowramRef B18

The Banke, SouthowramRef B2491
An alternative name for Blaithroyd.

Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield, BrighouseRef B253
Parsonage Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Albert Firth (plasterer) [1911]

Bankfield Farm, SouthowramRef B1760
Marsh Lane, Bank Top.

The farm (36 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Early 19th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

The front was rebuilt around 1800.

Around 1830, the Traveller's Rest Beerhouse was here. The name can still be read in the stonework over the front door.

A Sunday School was held here before Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School at Bank Top was built in 1861.

On 28th November 1869, fire destroyed several buildings at the farm.

The house is said to be haunted and the occupiers have reported unexplained noises.

See Bankfield Gardens, Southowram

Bankfield, HalifaxRef B19
Haley Hill. House at Akroyd Park built for Edward Akroyd who lived there after his marriage, from 1837 to 1886.

It was originally much smaller, but Akroyd extended it.

Following the death of his wife Elizabeth, Edward retired to St Leonard's-on-Sea, and sold much of Bankfield house and grounds to Halifax Corporation.

In 1888, it became a public park, library and museum.

See George Swift and Woodlands, Halifax

Bankfield House, EllandRef B1225
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield House, Holywell GreenRef B5180
Shaw Lane / Stainland Road.

Owners and tenants have included

A housing estate has been built on the site of the gardens.

Bankfield Laundry, HalifaxRef B2809
Boothtown Road. In 1905, the proprietors were Halliday & Company.

Recorded in 1922, when it was known as The Bankfield Steam Laundry

Bankfield Library, HalifaxRef B489
See George Reginald Carline, Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society, Halifax Teachers War Memorial, Edwin Hardcastle, Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour, Kennedy Collection and William Rothwell Verity

Bankfield, LuddendenfootRef B775
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield Museum, HalifaxRef B501
See George Reginald Carline, Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society, Halifax Teachers War Memorial, Edwin Hardcastle, Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour, Kennedy Collection and William Rothwell Verity

Bankfield Social Club, EllandRef B3105
Huddersfield Road

Bankfield Stables, BoothtownRef B1707
The stables for Bankfield.

Owners and tenants have included

See Flying Dutchman Stables, Boothtown

Bankfoot Hall, Hebden BridgeRef B1495
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfoot, Hebden BridgeRef B352
Area west of Hebden Bridge. The turning-circle is here for traffic going up to Heptonstall

Bankfoot House, Hebden BridgeRef B345
Stood opposite – and was owned by – Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Owners and tenants have included

It became a veterinary clinic, before returning to be a house [2018]

BankhouseRef B435
Part of the area around Salterhebble. The Stainland to Sowerby Bridge Turnpike passed through here

Bankhouse, SalterhebbleRef B386
Aka Bank House, Bank End Farm. This is a timber-framed aisled house built around 1550 for Robert Waterhouse and the Waterhouse family. Cased in stone in the 17th century.

Owners and tenants have included

A part was demolished for construction of the nearby railway in 18??

The white-washed building is conspicuous on the hillside

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Sketches of Old Halifax

Bankhouse TunnelRef B153
Railway tunnel for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway at Bankhouse, Salterhebble. It opened in 18??. It is 214 yards long.

It was just east of Copley Railway Station.

It is also known as Copley Tunnel.

The decapitated body of a man was found in the tunnel on 10th October 1971

Bankhouse Wood, HalifaxRef B1153
Woodland on the west side of Salterhebble Hill.

See Dud Well, Halifax

BanksRef B1814

Banks, DouglasRef B898
[1924-1944] Son of Maggie & Wilfred Banks, of Cornholme.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 16th/5th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 7th June 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rome War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II E 30].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Banks, Edward PyeRef B1085
[1852-1918] Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

He was a Post Office clerk [1881, 1891] / a Post office superintendent [1901] / a pensioned Post Office superintendent [1911].

In 1880, he married Sarah Martha Blacker [1858-1940] in Ecclesall Bierlow.


Sarah Martha was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Arthur E [b 1881]
  2. William P [b 1883] who was a carpet designer [1901]
  3. James W [b 1887] who was a stock & share broker's clerk [1901]
  4. Roland
  5. Harold [b 1893]
  6. Leslie [b 1894] who was a bank clerk [1911]
  7. twins Isabel [b 1898]
  8. Marjorie [1898-1903]

The brothers – Arthur E, James W, Roland, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I.

The family lived at

  • 9 The Grove, Normanton, Wakefield [1881]
  • 13 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 2 College Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Milton Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were Sarah Martha's family: widowed mother Sarah J Blacker [b 1829], sisters Elizabeth E Blacker [b 1853] (school mistress) & Mary Blacker [b 1855] (school mistress), and niece Zilian M M Blacker [b 1874]

Banks, Joseph EricRef B506
[1922-1942] Son of Joseph Eric Banks of Linden Lawn, Linden Road, Halifax, mill manager.

He was educated at school in Leicestershire, and at Rishworth School.

During World War II, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with 8 Battery 13th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 23rd March 1942 (aged 20).

He was buried at Horsforth Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Banks, Mrs Mary AnnRef B2688
[1857-1???] She was widow [1891]. She ran the Girls' Friendly Lodge in Halifax

Banks, MrsRef B1097
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Banks, Reginald WalterRef B452
[19??-1942]

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 23rd January 1942.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F Nonconformist 408].

Banks, RobertRef B3264
[1823-1910] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen mule spinner [1861] / a woollen spinner [1871] / a woollen operative [1881] / a woollen feeder [1891] / a retired woollen spinner (deaf) [1901].

In 1850, he married Hannah Akroyd [1822-1904] from Greetland.

Children:

  1. Julia [b 1854] who married Moses Priestley
  2. Eliza [b 1860]

In 1851, Robert and Hannah they were living at 93 Lindwell, Elland, with Hannah's widowed father Matthew Ackroyd [b 1788].

The family lived at

  • Oults Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1861]
  • Scholes Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1871]
  • Holte Lane, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Holts Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • Holts Lane, Greetland [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Julia and her husband Moses Priestley and family

Banks, RolandRef B1080
[1891-1916] Son of Edward Pye Banks.

Born in Halifax.

He was an apprentice engineer with Campbell's / working in Manchester / a gas and oil engine fitter (engineers), lodging in Eccles, Lancashire [1911] / an engineer with Asquith's in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in early 1915 and served as an Engine Room Artificer with the Royal Navy.

He served on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary which blew up at the Battle of Jutland [31st May-1st June 1916], with the loss of 1,266 of her crew of 1,284.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th June 1916].

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 15], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

His brothers – Arthur E, James W, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I

Banks, SamuelRef B21
[1849-1938] Born in Portsmouth, Todmorden. He was a poet, diarist and naturalist. Some of his work was in dialect. He was a friend of John Newton Crowther.

As a child, he worked in a bobbin mill and studied in his spare time and at night classes at Cornholme British School.

For 30 years, he wrote a series of nature notes for the Northern Daily Telegraph. He was a founder member of the Calder Valley Poets

Banks, ThomasRef B2931
[18??-19??] He was one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1896-1905] / Chairman of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1911].

He lived at Rose Cottage, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1898]

Banksfield Estate, MytholmroydRef B2956
Housing estate built in the 1940s

BankwellRef B3082
Area of Cornholme

Bannester, HenryRef B1403
[15??-15??] He married Alice, daughter of Robert Wade.

Children:

  1. Margaret
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Isabell

Banning, Albert Henry WaltonRef B1308
[1899-1918] Son of William Mullineux Banning.

Born in Morecambe.

In 1901, he and his father William were visitors staying with Joseph Elliot & family.

In 1911, he was living with his grandfather Henry Walton.

He was a member of St Hilda's Church, Halifax / a motor driver for the Economic Stores.

During World War I, he enlisted [24th April 1917], and served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France [30th March 1918].

He received a gunshot wound to the neck [3rd October 1918] and died in No.83 Dublin General Hospital in Boulogne [14th October 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918].

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref V E 27].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax

Banning, William MullineuxRef B1016
[1871-1906] Born in Upton, Cheshire.

He was a licensed victualler [1901].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Rachel Walton in Richmond, North Yorkshire.


Rachel was born in Quarrington Hill, Durham, the daughter of
Henry Walton.

She was widowed and a shopkeeper (grocer & confectioner) [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Albert Henry
  2. Robert Arthur Williams [1903-1???]

In 1901, Rachel was a visitor staying with Jonas S. Ambler & family, and William & Albert Henry were visitors staying with Joseph Elliot & family.

They then moved to Liverpool.

William died in Liverpool in 1906 (aged 35).

Rachel & her children left Liverpool and lived at 133 Warley Road, Halifax [1918].

Rachel died in Halifax [Q2 1933] (aged 63) 

The Bannister family of HathershelfRef B3496
See Hathershelf

Bannister, Arthur WilliamRef B147
[1895-1975] Son of John Bannister.

Born in Ovenden [8th December 1895].

He was an apprentice pattern maker (gas engineers) [1911] / an overlooker with J. W. Standeven & Company Limited [1916] / a machine tool labourer [1939].

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

In June 1917, he was reported missing since the 3rd of May, and, in July, he was reported to be a POW.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [28th July 1917].

In February 1919, he was transferred to the reserves.

In [Q4] 1932, he married Lily Bates in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Brickfield Lane, Halifax [1939].


A Lily Bannister born 15th October 1897, died in Halifax [Q3 1971]
 

Arthur William died Q4 1975.

Bannister, HenryRef B3070
[1???-18??] From Bacup.

He was a hatter and beer seller in Halifax. He was listed as a hat manufacturer & dealer at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1829].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Millicent [18??-1859] who married George Place

Bannister, JackRef B1311
[1910-1944] Son of Hannah Jane & John Bannister.

He was educated at Moorside Board School / a player for the YMCA cricket club & football club / employed by M. & M. Calvert Limited at Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Edith Annie Varley in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 41 Nursery Lane, Halifax
  • Lee Mount, Halifax

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 15th November 1944 (aged 34).

He was buried at Mierlo War Cemetery, Nederlands [Grave Ref VII C 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bannister, James LithgowRef B1006
[1861-1926] Born in Keighley [5th April 1861].

He married Amelia Oldfield.


Amelia was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Samuel Oldfield
 

They emigrated to the USA.

James died in Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1926.

Amelia died in Manchester, Massachusetts [20th March 1939]

Bannister, JohnRef B260
[1869-1910] Son of Squire Bannister, labourer.

Born in Wheatley.

He was a labourer [1891] / a blacksmith's striker [1901].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Hannah Jane Redman [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah Jane, of Shay Lane, Ovenden, was the daughter of
Alfred Redman
 

Children:

  1. Arthur William
  2. Doris [b 1905]
  3. Jack [b 1910]

The children were born in Ovenden

The family lived at

  • 81 Shay Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Crossley Terrace, Shay Lane, Halifax [1911]

John died Q2 1910 (aged 41) 

Bannister, JosephRef B8004
[18??-1910] Of 18 Mount Street, Halifax.

He died at the Poor Law Hospital [23rd October 1910].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £21 14/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann Schoefield

Bannister, MrRef B22
[15??-1???] Farmer who successfully farmed the marshy valley bottom at Hebden Bridge in what is now St George's Square.

Part of his farm was rebuilt by William Patchett who opened the White Horse Hotel on the site

Banquet House, BarkislandRef B3013
Knowsley / Ripponden.

Owners and tenants have included

Bar Lane Toll House, RishworthRef B1301
Bar Lane, Rishworth

Bar Wood, LuddendenfootRef B2441
Friendly.

A popular name for Warley Wood, Luddendenfoot. The name comes from the toll bar which stood on the turnpike there at the entrance to Daisy Bank.

The toll bar was removed in 1858. It was taken to Danny Lane

Barber...Ref B204
The entries for people & families with the surname Barber are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barber & JessopRef B614
Brighouse solicitors [1900].

Formerly Barber & Oliver.

See Charles Jessop and George Jessop

Barber & OliverRef B3169
Brighouse solicitors [1900].

It later became Barber & Jessop

See Thomas Walker Jessop, Charles Jessop and George Jessop

Barber's: John & William BarberRef B2355
Card makers at Southowram [1874].

See John Barber

Barber's: N. E. BarberRef B2036
Popular drapers and outfitters at St James's Road, Halifax

Barbour, John MortonRef B2814
[1831-1880] Born in Scotland.

He was a clerk at Leeds Borough Gaol [1851] / a carpet manufacturer's clerk [1861] / a public accountant [1871] / an accountant and stock & share broker at 16 Broad Street, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1856, he married Martha Wilkinson [1831-1???] in Leeds.


Martha was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Maria Jane [27th June 1857-5th November 1857]
  2. Margaret Eliza [7th November 1858-8th August 1863]
  3. Donald M. [1866-13th November 1870]
  4. Catherine Harriet / Katie [1868-23rd November 1870]
  5. Arthur William W. / Willie [1870-19th June 1874]

The family lived at

Living with them were John's siblings: Samuel James Barbour [1824-5th May 1867] (building society clerk) [1861] & Anne H. Barbour [b 1846] (dress maker's apprentice) [1861, 1871]

John Morton died Q1 1880 (aged 49).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 717] with Samuel James Barbour.

After his death, Wrathall Riley Hanson took over the business

Barcham, FrankRef B528
[1893-1916] Born in Norfolk.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London).

He was killed in action [26th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8C, 9A & 16A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

Bardell, Albert HughRef B7060
[1881-1918] Son of Annie & Arthur Bardell.

Born in Calcara, Valletta, Malta [28th November 1881].

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Pembroke.

He died at 70 Saddleworth Road, West Vale [25th August 1918] (aged 36).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [373] (29th August 1918) 

Bardsley, FrederickRef B3566
[1882-19??] Born in the USA.

He was a music hall artiste [1911].

He married Vera Grace, daughter of John Robert Jones.

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1910]

In 1911, the family were living with Vera Grace's widowed mother in Liverpool.

They later (possibly) went to live in Florida

Bardsley, IsaacRef B1640
[1888-1918] Born in Prestwich.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Amelia Frankland [1890-1970] in Halifax.

They lived at 82 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6]

Bardsley, JosephRef B1315
[1889-1918] Son of Margaret & Joseph Bardsley of 23 Beacon Parade, Southowram Bank.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 16th April 1918 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 47-48 & 163A]

Bare Clough, Pecket WellRef B869

Bareham, Harry WalterRef B1317
[1911-1942] Son of Elizabeth & Frederick Bareham.

In [Q4] 1935, he married Lily Lewis in Pontefract.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 3rd Battery 6 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 14th February 1942 (aged 31).

He was buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore [Grave Ref 34 E 9-16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Barewise Mill Company LimitedRef B3036
Registered in October 1873. There was capital of 10,000 in 20 shares. 7 subscribers took 1 share each.

See Barewise Mill, Todmorden and Robert Hollinrake

Barewise, TodmordenRef B1659

Barge & Barrel Brewing CompanyRef B2043
Independent brewery at the Barge & Barrel, Elland

Bargh, GeorgeRef B529
[1890-1915] BSc.

Son of Helen & Isaac Bargh of Upper Jack Royd, Wheatley then Wray, Lancaster.

He was

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the King's (Liverpool Regiment) attached to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

He died 10th May 1915 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4 & 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Bargh, JohnRef B2546
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1718]

Bark, JosephRef B1588
[17??-18??] Special Constable of Catherine Slack, Northowram.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

Bark, R.Ref B1300
[17??-18??] Corn dealer at Northowram.

In 1817, he was declared bankrupt

Barker...Ref B129
The entries for people & families with the surname Barker are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barker's: A. & H. BarkerRef B1993
Manufacturing company of Hebden Bridge.

They worked with Thornber Brothers Limited and provided cages for chickens

Barker & BeckRef B2053
Or Parker & Beck

Barker & DawsonRef B2565
Weavers at Gauxholme.

In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working daylight hours only

Barker & PearsonRef B1197
Printers at 21 Square Road, Halifax [1927]

Barker's: J. & W. BarkerRef B3213
Cotton spinners at Barewise Mill, Todmorden [1832].

They were mentioned in bankruptcy reports [1832]

Barker's: Luke Barker & SonsRef B2063
Cotton spinners and manufacturer established by Luke Barker.

Partners included Robert Barker, John Barker, and Major Robert Hewitt Barker.

In 1905, they had business at Friths Mill, Walsden, Dancroft Mill, Todmorden, and Crow Carr Ings Mill, Todmorden

Barker Royd Farm, SouthowramRef B5520
Owners and tenants have included

Barker Royd, SouthowramRef B1141
Or Barker Royde. An area near Cromwellbottom.

Buildings here include an 18th century farmhouse.

In the 19th century, it was occupied by members of the Barber family – including William Barber – who built a 4-storey mill here to produce carding equipment and belting. A stone at the house is dated WB 1849.

Owners and tenants have included

See Barker Royd Mill, Southowram, Barker Royd Quarry, Southowram and Fort William, Southowram

Barker's: S. Barker & SonsRef B516
Cabinet maker in Halifax. Recorded around 1915

Barker's: Shadrach & Abraham BarkerRef B2077
Cotton spinners and manufacturers established by brothers Shadrach and Abraham Barker at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871, 1877, 1905].

See James William Barker and John Barker

Barker's: Thomas Barker & SonsRef B2121
Fustian manufacturers and dyers established by Thomas Barker. They were at Hangingroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1874]

Barker's: William Barker & CompanyRef B2129
Fustian manufacturers, dyers, finishers and wholesale clothiers established around 1840 by William Barker.

Later, it passed to John King.

They had dyeing and finishing at Wood Top Mills, Hebden Bridge, warehouse and clothing departments at Mayroyd Works, Hebden Bridge and weaving and fustian production at Hudson Mill, Heptonstall

Barker's: William Barker LimitedRef B2055
Cotton manufacturers at Todmorden [1905].

Partners included Hawksworth Barker

Barkers & ButterworthRef B2003
Silk spinners established in 1864 by brothers, Robert and George Barker, and Thomas Butterworth at Thornhill Briggs Mill, Brighouse.

In 1872, they moved to Belle Vue Mills, Brighouse.

They closed down in 1909, and, after a fire at their Calder Bank MILL on 29th January 1909, John Cheetham & Son bought the Belle Vue mill and was able to resume production quickly

Barkers & CrabtreeRef B2074
Cotton spinners & manufacturers at Todmorden & Walsden.

In 1867, Luke Barker went into partnership with his brother, William, and Richard Crabtree and Thomas Cockcroft as Cockcroft Barker & Crabtree.

Later in 1867, Cockcroft left the partnership, and it continued as Barkers & Crabtree. They were at Wadsworth Mill [1869], Joint Stock Shed [1873], Friths Mill [1880-1888], and Dancroft Mill [1880].

In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working a 4-day week

Barkesland, MissRef B1059
[1297-13??] Daughter of Peter Barkesland.

She married Henry Gledhill

Barkesland, PeterRef B1019
[1269-1???] Or De Barsland.

Son of Thomas Barkesland.

He married Unknown [born about 1270].

Children:

  1. a daughter [b 1296] who married Henry Gledhill
  2. a daughter [b 1299]

Barkesland, Richard deRef B1015
[1200-12??] Of Barkisland. He was an early member of the Barkisland family.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Robert [b 1236]

Barkesland, ThomasRef B1017
[1234-1???] Or Barsland.

Son of Richard de Barkesland.

He married Unknown [born about 1258].

Children:

  1. Peter
  2. John [b 1271] who married Matilda (?) 

Barkesland, William deRef B2963
[12??-12??] The Wakefield Court Rolls of 1275 record
William de Barkesland is in mercy for the escape of a mare and a foal in Mareschawe

BarkislandRef B27
District of Calderdale to the south of Halifax. The Ryburn forms the western boundary.

See Population, Sir Hylton Ralph Brisco, Parish statistics and Joshua Thomas Horton

The Barkisland familyRef B1878
Richard de Barkesland was an early member of the family

Barkisland AlmshousesRef B688
Crabtree recorded these as being occupied by 2 poor widows

Barkisland & Ripponden Railway StationRef B2762

Barkisland Board of GuardiansRef B2973
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Barkisland township have included

Barkisland Coal SocietyRef B2177

Barkisland Co-operative StoreRef B2176
Recorded in 1918

Barkisland Cricket ClubRef B1604
Formed in 1???.

The pavilion was bought from St Anne's Cricket Club, and later sold to Southowram Cricket Club

Barkisland CrossRef B743
The mediæval cross originally stood at the cross-roads further west. Only the 4 semi-circular steps – which formed the base of the cross – remain. They stand against the wall between Numbers 19 and 21 Stainland Road.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

Cross, Ripponden Bank

Barkisland HallRef B11
Thomas Gledhill lived in a house on the site.

Thomas Woodhead lived here [1419].

Around 1638, it was rebuilt as a three-storey F-plan house for John Gledhill and his wife Sarah. A doorway is dated 1638 JG-SG.

There is a rose window with 7 circular lights over the porch.

Richard Gledhill of Barkisland Hall was killed fighting on the Royalist side at the Battle of Marston Moor. Richard's ghost is said to haunt the Hall.

There is a Latin inscription over the doorway

Nunc mea, mox hujus, postea nescio cujus

The hall and the gate piers are listed

The cottages opposite the entrance gates were the kennels of Barkisland, in the days when the Gledhills hunted the surrounding countryside.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

In the 1920s, the interior was renovated by the Casson family, destroying much of the original detail.

In 1967, it was bought by Lord Kagan as accommodation for visitors.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

See Cromwellbottom Hall

Barkisland Hall FarmRef B2553
Recorded in February 1896, when it was for sale at £2,000

Barkisland Local BoardRef B672
Established in 1863. The Council Offices were the former Old Poor House.

The Board was superseded by the Barkisland Urban District Council.

See Local Board and Benjamin Taylor

Barkisland LockupRef B3241
Stainland Road.

The Barkisland stocks stood outside the lockup.

The building is now a private house known as Stocks House, Barkisland

Barkisland Lower HallRef B1003
Stainland Road.

Dated 1629.

Extended in the mid-19th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Barkisland, Manor ofRef B249
The Savile family were lords of Manor of Barkisland from the middle of the 14th century. Henry Savile Fox was lord of the manor [1917]

Barkisland Old HallRef B727
Aka Barkisland Upper Hall.

Built about the time of Charles I, it belonged to the Bold family of Bold Hall in Lancashire.

Owners and tenants have included

When the hall was demolished, some of the plasterwork was moved to The Greave, Midgley. The plasterwork was dated 1596 MG DG for Michael and Dorothy Gledhill who were early owners of the Hall

Barkisland Overseers of the PoorRef B3043
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Barkisland

Barkisland Parish ChurchRef B202

Barkisland PinfoldRef B443
Stood at the gateway to the old Poor House.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Pinfold House, Barkisland and Pinfold

Barkisland Post OfficeRef B2345
Recorded in 1861 & 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Solomon Normanton, grocer

The present post office stands on the site of the earlier Barkisland Grammar School

Barkisland, Soyland & Rishworth Prosecution SocietyRef B2175
Prosecution society recorded in 1809.

See Rishworth Prosecution Society

Barkisland stocksRef B717
Stainland Road. They stand outside what was the Barkisland lockup

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Barkisland Surveyor of the HighwaysRef B5240
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Barkisland included:

Barkisland Upper HallRef B1037

Barkisland Urban District CouncilRef B705
Established in 1895. Superseded the Barkisland Local Board

Barkisland WorkhouseRef B263
Scammonden Road. Built in 1827. A plaque over the door reads
This building was erected in AD 1827 by a Committee with the money arising from the coal in White Birch Farm in Northowram, of which the interest that arises therefrom, is to be distributed to such poor people of Barkisland as have no Parochial Relief

Barley, Lancelot CyrilRef B554
[1895-1918] Son of Harriet Gertrude & Joseph Ogden Barley of Levenshulme, Manchester.

Born in Manchester.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 21st Light Railway Company / 12th Operating Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [19th August 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at Croix-Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre, France [Grave Ref II A 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Barling, Rev JohnRef B29
[1804-1883] Born in Weymouth, Dorset.

He was a dissenting minister and proprietor of houses & other property in Halifax

Barling, John RawlinsonRef B1757
[1835-1908] Son of Rev John Barling.

He was a solicitor.

On 16th November 1871, he married Emily Frances Wailes [1847-1912] in Marylebone, London.


Emily Frances was born in Husthwaite, near York, the daughter of Francis Wailes [1808-1882], barrister
 

In 1881, Emily & John were living in Poulton cum Seacombe, Cheshire. Emily is shown as a poet and author.

In 1891, the couple were living apart. Emily was living with her mother in Husthwaite; John was living in London.

Emily later became housekeeper for John Law, and they lived in York.

She died 26th April 1912.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £8,014 7/1d.

Probate was granted to John Feetham & Robert Feetham (stockbroker) 

Barlow, J. E.Ref B1253
[18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1925-1931]

Barlow, JohnRef B30
[15??-16??] Local preacher. A native of Cheshire, and minister in Plymouth. He came to Halifax as lecturer and assistant to Dr John Favour at Halifax Parish Church. He published several theological works and sermons [1618] including
Hieron's last farwell

and

A Christian's last day is his best Day

and famously reminded the local gentry that

gentility consists not only in the cutting of a card, casting of a die, throwing of a bowl, watching of a cock, manning of a hawk, or in following after a deep-mouthed cry of hounds, but in good hospitality, virtuous actions and generous deeds

See Halifax Exercises

Barlow, Rev John ElliottRef B1255
[1906-19??] BD, BSc, MSc.

Curate at Southowram [1933, 1936].

On 9th January 1936, he married Kathleen Marshall from Southowram

In 1936, he left Southowram to serve at Thornhill Lees, Hepworth, Felkirk with Brierley, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Linton in Craven with Hebden, Skipton, and Queen Ethelburga's School, Harrogate

Barlow, Lieutenant-ColonelRef B828
[1???-1812] He married Maria.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1811]

During the Napoleonic Wars, Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow served with the 2nd Battalion 44th Foot, and was killed at the Battle of Salamanca [22nd July 1812]

Barlow, Mrs MariaRef B487
[1786-18??] Born in Guernsey.

Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow married Unknown Her husband was killed [1812].

Later, Maria was a lover of Anne Lister in Paris.

In 1827, Anne, Maria and Maria's daughter Jane toured Italy

Barlow, Captain Robert HilaroRef B810
[1844-1893] Born in Canterbury.

He was a Captain of the 68th Light Infantry.

In 1871, he married Christiana, daughter of Jeremiah Rawson.

He died at Stratford on Avon

Barlow, TelemachusRef B2881
[1841-1927] Son of Thomas Barlow.

Born at Pump, Southowram.

He was a stoker in the gas works [1871] / a blacksmith [1881] / a blacksmith in the gas works [1901, 1911].

In 1862, he married Mary Alice Culpan in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of John Culpan
 

Children:

  1. Ruth Ann [b 1863]
  2. John Thomas [1864-1895]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1870]
  4. Emily [1872-1909] who married Fred Barber
  5. Lydia [1875-1891]
  6. Eva [b 1877]
  7. Eliza [b 1879]
  8. Walter [b 1883]
  9. Annie [b 1887]

The family lived at

  • 3 William Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 46 Martin [?] Street, Northowram [1881]
  • Fern Street, Boothtown [1901, 1911]

Mary Alice died 11th June 1915.

Telemachus died at Wheatley Lane [30th May 1927].

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Barlow, ThomasRef B2882
[1810-18??] Banksman in a Southowram quarry.

He married Ruth Mann [1817-18??].

Children:

  1. Lydia [b 1836]
  2. Selina [1839-1843]
  3. Telemachus
  4. Elizabeth [1843-1881] who married George Stirk
  5. Dardenus
  6. Mary Ann [1848-1915] who married Sam Aspinall
  7. Eliza [1850-1851]

Barlow, Thomas J.Ref B566
[1876-1917] He was employed at Dean Clough dye works.

He lived at 14 Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Cambrai [26th November 1917] (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Barlow, WalterRef B1120
[1870-19??] Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

He was a Church of England preacher [1901].

He married Kate E. [1866-19??] from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Children:

  1. Reginald M. [b 1896]
  2. Albert E. [b 1898]

The family lived at Springfield, Stainland [1901]

Barmby, H.Ref B1524
[1912-1944] Son of Sarah Ann & Alfred Barmby.

Born in Dewsbury.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Jessica Beatrice Tiplady [1915-1984] in Halifax.

They lived at Upper Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 12th March 1944 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 7], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Barmforth, JohnRef B760
[16??-17??] From Northowram.

He married Mary Northend


Mary was the daughter of
Joseph Northend
 

Barnard, Rev Bertram ClaudeRef B1623
[18??-19??] MA.

He trained at New College, London and at Edinburgh University before becoming Minister at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [1895, 1905]

Barnard, GeorgeRef B3044
[1930-2014] Born 4th February 1930.

He and Richard Barnes acquired the organ from Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland, and rebuilt it in the loft at George's home at Upper Wat Ing, so that his son Ian could practise.

Details can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register

He married Jean Gregory.


Jean was the daughter of Edwin Gregory
 

Children:

  1. Aileen
  2. Ian
  3. Pauline

The family lived at

George died 19th June 2014

Barnes, ArthurRef B1428
[1874-1960] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian weaver [1895].

On 11th May 1895, he married Charlotte Ann Howarth [1874-1954] at Heptonstall Church.


Charlotte Ann was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [1895-1977]
  2. John Thomas
  3. Arnold [1900-1935]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge. and baptised at Heptonstall Church

Barnes, CharlieRef B1420
[1894-1916] Son of Susannah & Richard Barnes

Born in Queensbury [22nd September 1894].

He was an apprentice printer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2A, 2C & 2D]

Barnes, Rev Canon Cyril ArthurRef B1271
[1926-19??] He served at Aberdeen, at Forres, and Darrington with Wentbridge before becoming Vicar of Ripponden [1958-1967]. He left in 1967 to serve at Thorpe, Yorkshire, at Huntly, Scotland, at Inverness, and at Keith in the Diocese of Moray

Barnes, HarryRef B2453
[1870-1936] He had been MP for Newcastle-on-Tyne East [1918-1922]. He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1928]

Barnes, HarryRef B1322
[1892-1915] Son of Samuel Barnes.

Born in Todmorden.

He was employed in a Bank in Blackpool.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died in hospital in Alexandria, after being hit by a sniper at Gallipoli [7th October 1915] (aged 23).

He was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [Grave Ref D 98].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

His brother Will also died in the War

Barnes, JamesRef B1663
[18??-1882] Born at Withens, Erringden. He was a handloom weaver. He wrote a number of poetic pieces for the Hebden Bridge Times

Barnes, JohnRef B5670
[1???-18??] A carder of Heptonstall.

On 26th September 1830, he married Matilda Langthorn of Heptonstall, at Halifax Parish Church

Barnes, JohnRef B3436
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1787]

Barnes, JohnRef B1813
[18??-1???] Partner in Benjamin Radcliffe & Company. The partnership was dissolved in 1879

Barnes, JohnRef B283
[1834-1???] Son of John Barnes, broker.

He was a machine wool comber of Ovenden [1856].

On 6th September 1856, he married Emma Longbottom [1834-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Ovenden, was the daughter of James Longbottom, comber
 

Barnes, John HenryRef B643
[1891-1917] Son of Martha Ellen & John Barnes of 12 Glen View Street, Cornholme, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 17th July 1917 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barnes, John ThomasRef B1427
[1896-1915] Of Northgate, Heptonstall.

Son of Arthur Barnes.

Born in Hebden Bridge [10th October 1896]

He was a lining cutter.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He died of wounds in France [5th October 1915].

He was buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 43]

Barnes, JoshuaRef B3472
[1777-1846] Of Todmorden

Barnes, LambertRef B1826
[17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge around 1800

Barnes, MosesRef B3544
[1797-18??] Son of Betty & John Barnes.

Baptised at Cross Stone Church [1797].

On 16th June 1812, he married Sarah Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [bapt 12th April 1815]

Barnes, PercyRef B1446
[1896-1917] Son of Ann Leach (formerly Barnes) of Coley Mill Inn, Norwood Green.

Born in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 5th July 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II D 32]

Barnes, SamuelRef B335
[18??-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a councillor in Todmorden [?].

He married Martha [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Will

The family lived at the Royd, Bispham, Blackpool.

Sons Harry & Will died in World War I

Barnes's: T. BarnesRef B2014
19/20th century billiard-table makers of Hall Street, Halifax

Barnes, WillRef B1823
[1894-1918] Son of Samuel Barnes.

He was educated at Baines Grammar School in Poulton-le-Fylde / a municipal engineer / a Territorial with the West Lancashire Artillery.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was wounded at Guillemont.

He was killed in action [2nd November 1918] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Barnes, WilliamRef B1864
[1832-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a slater [1881].

He married Marguerite [1831-1???].


Marguerite was born in Bolton, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Stansfield [b 1855] who was a slater [1881]
  2. Lucy Ann [b 1860] who was a domestic housemaid [1881], & married Walter Crabtree
  3. James A [b 1863] who was a printer compositor [1881]
  4. Emily Jane [b 1864] who was a pupil teacher [1881], a schoolmistress [1891]
  5. Ruth A [b 1868] who was an assistant schoolmistress [1891]

The family lived at 22 Byrom Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1881]

Barnes, Rev William RichardRef B687
[1915-19??] He served at Beccles before becoming Curate at Halifax [1945] and Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1952]. In 1967, he left to serve at Rochester

Barnett, AlfredRef B8830
[1854-19??] Born in Cheshire.

He was a draper [1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Jane Chartres [1855-19??] from Rastrick.

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1883]
  2. Marion [b 1886] who was a clerk to draper [1911]
  3. Alfred Charles [b 1898]
  4. child who died young
  5. child who died young

The family lived at 93 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

Barnett, Rev AnneRef B318
[1919-] She became England's first woman curate when she was appointed to Halifax Parish Church in 1973

Barnett, BenRef B309
[1901-1962] Born in Greetland [29th Nov 1901].

He was a confectioner [1931].

On 8th Aug 1931, he married Edna Fossey at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Edna was the daughter of
George William Fossey
 

Children:

  1. Christine E. [b 1935]

Barnett BrothersRef B2038
Briggate, Brighouse. 18th century drapery business which stood on the site of the present toilets. Partners included Tom Barnett.

Closed around 1972

Barnett, John Albert DukeRef B197
[1880-1962] Born in Greetland

On 20th September 1908, he married Rachel Ellen Hollas at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Rachel Ellen was the daughter of
Joseph Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Albert [b 1910]
  3. Ellen [b 1912]
  4. Dorothy [b 1918]
  5. John [b 1921]
  6. Kathleen [b 1923]

He died in Greetland [26th September 1962]

Barnett, John Albert DukeRef B3532
[1880-1962] Son of Ann Barnett and Thomas Firth Whiteley.

Born in Greetland [3rd August 1880].

On 20th September 1908, he married Rachel Ellen Hollas [1883-1975] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Rachel Ellen came from Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Albert [b 1910]
  3. Ellen [b 1912]
  4. Dorothy [b 1918]
  5. John [b 1921]
  6. Kathleen [b 1923]

He died at 38 Spring Lane, Greetland. [26th September 1962]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £906 14/-

Barnett, PCRef B1248
[18??-1???] Todmorden police constable.

Recorded in 1876, when he was involved in the suicide of William Pearson

Barnett, Rev Russell S.Ref B474
[1920-] He served at Ulverston and at St Paul's, Kirkdale, Liverpool, where he was a mature entrant to the ordained ministry having served in the navy, before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1967-1977].

He was an enthusiast for the uniformed organisations, reviving the scout troop, and he saw the Ambulance station, formerly Holdsworth's Garage, at the top of Godfrey Road converted into the church hall.

He left All Saints' to become vicar of Great Orton with Aikton, west of Carlisle

Barnett, Rev StephenRef B2497
[19??-] Minister at St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [2009] and Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden [2009]

Barnett, ThomasRef B1579
[18??-19??] Aka Tom. Partner in Barnett Brothers. He lived at 20 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

Barnfield, James RileyRef B3410
[1871-1930] Born in Halifax. He was a bank manager [1901].

In 1899, he married Florence, daughter of George James Dell in Halifax.

In 1901, the couple were living with Florence's widowed father at the Castle Hotel, Halifax and Florence was Manageress

Barnum, Phineas T.Ref B2997
[1810-1891] The Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Halifax on 27th May 1875

The Baron family of WalsdenRef B4200
The family are recorded at Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden in 1688 and 1860.

Early members of the family included Mr Baron

Baron, AaronRef B1429
[17??-1809] On 6th February 1809, he hanged himself in Priestwell Wood, Todmorden

Baron CobhamRef B1341

Baron HalifaxRef B636

Baron, HarryRef B667
[1889-1918] Son of Mrs Emma Baron.

In [Q4] 1912, he married Gertrude Greenwood in Todmorden.

They lived at 765 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 30th March 1918 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 32-34], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial

Baron, JamesRef B6990
[1746-1819] Son of Mr Baron.

He owned much property in Todmorden & Walsden.

He married Unknown.

They had no children.

He lived with Hannah Fielden.

They had 3 illegitimate children:

  1. daughter
  2. Samuel
  3. James

James died in 1819 [aged 73].

After his death, Hannah married James's brother Thomas Baron

Baron, JosephRef B2253
[18??-1869] Of Littletown, Mount Tabor. He worked as a quarry borer at Scout Quarry.

On 12th February 1869, he was injured in an accident at the quarry. He died on 2nd March 1869 as a result of his injuries. He left a wife and 9 children. It was reported that

Since the accident, the poor woman has gone out of her mind

Baron, MrRef B7230
[1???-1???] A member of the Baron family of Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Thomas

Baron Savile of ElandRef B369

Baron SomerleytonRef B631

Baron, Rev ThomasRef B1609
[17??-18??] He served at Walkerfold [1879] and Forton [1882] before becoming Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1885]. He resigned in August 1903

Baron, ThomasRef B9201
[17??-18??] Son of Mr Baron.

He never married, but had 2 illegitimate daughters Peggy Greenwood and Mary Kershaw.

After the death of his brother James, he married Hannah Fielden, James's partner

Baron, ThomasRef B500
[18??-19??] He lived at Barsey Green, Barkisland.

The area was known as Tommy Baron's

Baron, WilliamRef B3057
[1790-1873] Or Barron.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a farmer [1841, 1851] / a farmer of 35 acres [1861].

On 31st December 1821, he married Hannah Whiteley [1801-1859] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah came from Soyland
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Mary [1827-8th May 1867] who had an illegitimate son Thomas James Barron, and was buried with her brother William
  3. William
  4. John [b 1833] who was a farm labourer [1851]
  5. Fanny [b 1835]

The family lived at Firth House, Barkisland [1841, 1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851] was their granddaughter Menimeo [aged 8], and William's brother John [aged 48] (unmarried landed proprietor).

Hannah died 3rd November 1859.

Living with them [in 1861], was their granddaughter Sarah [aged 10].

In 1871, William was living with his son, William.

William died 16th April 1873.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 744]

Baronet Akroyd of LightcliffeRef B3402
Created on 16th June 1920.

Baronet of KirkleesRef B373
The title is held by members of the Armytage family

BarowecloghbriggRef B382
See Barrowclough Bridge and Dumb Mill Bridge

Barr, Fulton CunninghamRef B593
[1894-1917] Son of Matthew Barr of 12 Maitland Street, Walsden.

Born at Beith, Perthshire.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 10th May 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barr House, BarkislandRef B9501
Recorded in 1851 next to Barkisland Grammar School.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Joseph Lister [1851]

Barr, Joan ofRef B2209
[12??-13??] Aka Joanna or Joan Barr. Daughter of Henry, Count of Barr, and Eleanor, eldest daughter of Edward I.

In 1306, she married John, the 8th Earl. The marriage was without issue and both parties sued for divorce

Barr, MatthewRef B896
[18??-19??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Fulton

The family lived at 12 Maitland Street, Walsden [1917]

Barr, WilliamRef B626
[1???-1918] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 24th July 1918.

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III BB 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barrack Castle, IllingworthRef B1172
A row of 3 or 4 cottages where a small detachment of soldiers were billetted during the 1745 Rebellion. Recorded in the 19th century

Barrack Farm, IllingworthRef B3456

Barrack Tavern Lodge, HalifaxRef B3344
A lodging house formerly the Barrack Tavern, Halifax.

In July 1884, Alfred Hinchliffe was summoned for harbouring known thieves, and for allowing the sexes to sleep together indiscriminately in his house. Chief Constable Pole said that reputed and convicted thieves had been in the habit of lodging in this house for some time

BarracksRef B700
In 1819, a warehouse at Ward's End belonging to a Mr Taylor was converted into a barracks. This was one of the measures against the radicalism of the early 19th century.

In 1845, the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary was used as a barracks.

In 1851, there were 98 soldiers.

See Arden Road Barracks, Salvation Army Barracks, Halifax and Wellesley Barracks

Barraclough...Ref B81
The entries for people & families with the surname Barraclough are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barraclough & HighleyRef B2127
Woollen manufacturers of Southowram [1835-1868]

Barraclough BrothersRef B4050
Engineering company in Brighouse.

See Miles Sharp

Barraclough's: H. & S. BarracloughRef B3522
Music sellers, stationers, repairers and retailers of musical instruments. Recorded in 1869, when they were at West End, Sowerby Bridge

Barraclough's: William Barraclough & SonsRef B2318
Woollen manufacturers at Boys Mill, Halifax [1874]

Barrand, JamesRef B5450
[17??-18??] Of Warley.

He was a (wool) comber [1808].

On 15th May 1808, he married Ruth Pickles of Warley

Barrand, WilliamRef B2505
[18??-18??] Alias Jim Long. A worker in the abattoir.

On Thursday, 27th January 1853, bets were placed on his going from Halifax to Sowerby Bridge, and back, a total distance of about 5 miles, in the space of an hour and a half, carrying a load of beef weighing 9 stones [144 lbs]. He won the wager, £10, and completed the feat in 1 hour and 20 minutes

Barrass, HenryRef B3019
[1829-1894] Son of Mary & Joseph Barrass of Holbeck, Leeds.

Born in Holbeck.

He was a spinner [1851] / a railway servant [1861] / a railway porter [1871] / a labourer in iron works [1881] / an iron dresser in foundry [1891]

In 1854, he married (1) Hannah Robshaw [1830-1883] from Wakefield, in Leeds.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann Easter [1857-1915] who married George Dyson
  2. Ann Elizabeth [b 1860]
  3. John Henry [b 1863] who was a carpenter's apprentice [1881]

In 1885, he married (2) Sarah Maria Priestley [1837-1???] from Bradley, Huddersfield, in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Daisy Croft, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
  • Lower Newlands, Rastrick [1871, 1881]
  • 22 Briggate, Brighouse [1891]
  • 6 Clifton Road, Brighouse [1901]

Living with the widowed Sarah (grocer) [in 1901] was her sister Ruth Cookson [aged 61] and brother-in-law James Cookson [aged 60] (a fried fish dealer).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Barratt, AbrahamRef B996
[16??-17??] He lived at Limed House, Shibden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Peter [b 1704]

Barratt, CharlesRef B1543
[18??-19??] LLB.

Halifax solicitor with Halifax Corporation [1934].

He qualified in June 1931

Barratt, JamesRef B301
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Black Bull, Elland [1850s, 1861]

See Grantham Park, Rastrick

Barratt's: W. Barratt & Company LimitedRef B2538
Boot and shoe maker and dealer at 3 Corn Market, Halifax [1936]

Barratt, WilliamRef B140
[1808-1858] He was a clogger / landlord of the King's Arms, Sowerby [1847-1858]

On 7th May 1832, he married Hannah Naylor at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1832-1833]
  2. Mary Ann / Mary Hannah [1833-1873]
  3. Ellen [1835-1893]
  4. Charles [1838-1888]
  5. Hannah [1845-1878]

William died 14th December 1858.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100 to Hannah.

After his death, Hannah took over at the pub [1861]

Barre, Dr Chevalier Anthony Balasconi de laRef B630
[1805-1869] Or Bernusconi.

Born in Switzerland. He lived at John Street, Halifax. He was a surgeon dentist.

In 1858, he established an engineering business in Well Lane, Halifax. He patented and manufactured several inventions, including cylindrical fulling machines and steam presses.

He married Susannah [b 1817].

The couple lived at 112 New Bond Street, London [1861]

Barret, EdwardRef B3437
[17??-18??] Hatter in [1792-96]

Barrett...Ref B446
The entries for people & families with the surname Barrett are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barrett & CompanyRef B2023
34-36 Winding Road, Halifax. Engineering company and hardware merchants founded in 1860.

The business was taken over in 1895, when Allan Haigh founded Allan Haigh & Company Limited

Barrit Hill, RippondenRef B757
Lane Head Road. Mid 18th century house

Barrit, TimothyRef B1569
[1825-1???] Son of John Barrit, a farmer.

He was a weaver of Old Edge, Heptonstall [1851].

On 16th March 1851, he married Grace Speak.


Grace, of Lower Fold, Heptonstall, was the daughter of
William Speak
 

Barritt, CyrilRef B899
[1906-1943] During World War II, he served as a Bombardier with the 80 Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

He died 13th January 1943 (aged 37).

He was buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, China. [Grave Ref VI H 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barritt, WilliamRef B3491
[1???-1862] He was a cow-jobber at Swallowshaw, Stansfield.

He fell down the stairs at the White Hart Inn, Todmorden, and died from the effects of the injuries

Barron's: A. J. Barron LimitedRef B5500
Fruit and vegetable merchants and wholesalers at the Piece Hall. Established by Alfred John Barron.

The business closed in the 1990s.

See J. Barron

Barron, Alfred JohnRef B4900
[18??-1905] He established A. J. Barron.

In 1882, he married Lily Balme in Halifax.

The family lived at 11 Union Street South, Halifax [1905].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905

Barron, AllenRef B1436
[1873-1932] Son of James Barron.

Born in Barkisland [23rd March 1873].

On 2nd May 1896, he married Miranda Binns [1871-1959] at St George's Church, Sowerby.


Miranda was born in Barkisland
 

He was a woollen feeder [1891] / a police constable [1896].

Children:

  1. Winifred [1897-1942] who never married and was buried with her parents
  2. Phyliss [b 1899]
  3. Doris [b 1900]
  4. Bernice [b 1902]
  5. Leslie Rainforth [1909-1918] who was buried with his parents

Allen died at Home Bottom Farm, Stainland [18th June 1932].

Miranda died 28th June 1959.

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 326]

Barron & LewinRef B2012
Patent agents at Palatine Chambers, Halifax [1905, 1924].

Partners included C. A. Barron and F. Lewin. They were also at Huddersfield. After Barron died, the Halifax office closed, and Lewin became to sole owner

Barron, AubreyRef B3191
[19??-19??] Newsagent and tobacconist, Victoria Road, Bailiffe Bridge.

In the 50s and 60s, his business was in a small wooden hut which served the needs of the workers at T. F. Firth's.

The unusual feature of the shop's construction was that it was supported on tall stone or steel columns at the back of the property, and it overhung the beck, some 12 feet below

Barron, Charles AspinallRef B2262
[1862-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a commercial agent [1881] / an accountant & auditor [1891] / a public accountant [1901] / (possibly) partner in Barron & Lewin [1905].

In [Q3] 1884, he married Sarah Elizabeth Smith from Branston, Northamptonshire, in Northampton.

Children:

  1. May [b 1885]
  2. Hilda Mary [b 1888]
  3. Ethel Marion [b 1889]
  4. Donald Kenyon [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • Ordsall, Nottinghamshire [1881]
  • West Bank, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 15 Walker Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

The family emigrated to Australia [20th October 1910]

Barron's: J. Barron LimitedRef B1750
Fruit and potato merchants at Halifax Borough Market [1915]

See A. J. Barron

Barron, JamesRef B3058
[1823-1890] Son of William Baron.

Born in Barkisland/Soyland.

He was a farmer of 6 acres [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres [1871] / a farmer of 18 acres [1881].

In 1852, he married Sarah Priestley [1831-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah came from Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1854] who was an engine tenter [1881]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1855]
  3. John [b 1857]
  4. Priestley
  5. Hannah [b 1860]
  6. Mary [b 1862]
  7. Emily [b 1863]
  8. Sarah [b 1865]
  9. James [b 1868] who was a joiner's labourer [1891]
  10. Allen

The family lived at

  • 20 Dyson Lane, Soyland [1861]
  • Midgley Farm, Barkisland [1871]
  • East Longley, Norland [1881]
  • Spring Cottage, Harper Royd, Norland [1891]

James died 11th January 1890.

Sarah died 28th December 1903.

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 744]

Barron, James ArthurRef B1020
[1875-1939] He was landlord of the Spread Eagle, Halifax [1905] / landlord of the Eagle & Lamb, Halifax [1908].

A James A. Barron died in Halifax [Q1 1939] (aged 64) 

Barron, JohnRef B3420
[17??-17??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1741-1804] who married Rev Thomas Falcon

The family lived at Firth House, Barkisland

Barron, JohnRef B1723
[18??-1???] Partner with John Crowther

Barron, JohnRef B793
[1857-1891] He was paper maker of Penny Hill [1887].

He married Kate [1857-1???].


Kate was born in Waterford, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1885] who was a worsted twisting overlooker [1891, 1901]
  2. Thomas
  3. John [b 1891] who was an assistant overlooker [1911]


The widowed Kate was a charwoman [1891], a general servant (domestic) [1901] and a charwoman in grocer's shop [1911]
 

The family lived at

  • 11 Dearnleys Yard, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • 15 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with the family [in 1891] was Joe Pollard [aged 19] (woollen spinner) 

Barron, JosephRef B1216
[1831-1914] Of Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge.

Son of Thomas Barron.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / an accountant at Joseph Barron & Son / an auditor for the Sowerby Bridge Flour Society / employed by Crossley's / head clerk for Wood Brothers Limited [for 60 years].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

He died 8th April 1914 (aged 83).

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Barron's: Joseph Barron & SonRef B1217
Accountancy firm in Sowerby Bridge. Established by Joseph Barron

Barron, PriestleyRef B3059
[1858-1???] Son of James Barron.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a railway plate layer (boarder in Todmorden) [1881] / a railway platelayer [1891] / a line man (L & Y Rly) [1901] / a walking ganger Pernant Way (L & Y Rly) [1911]

In 1881, he married Ann Bailey [1857-1???] from Golcar, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Iris [b 1884] who married [1908] Ernest Kaye [1885-19??]
  2. Francis [b 1886]
  3. Evelyn [b 1888]
  4. Ada Annie [b 1890]
  5. Lillian [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • 2 Snake Hill, North Bierley [1891]
  • Vickermans Buildings, Wooldale, Holmfirth [1901]

In 1911, the family were living with son-in-law Ernest Kaye at Thongsbridge, Huddersfield

Barron, ThomasRef B794
[1886-1914] Son of John Barron

Born in Barkisland [22nd May 1886].

Baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland [1887].

He was a cotton spinner piecer [1891, 1901] / a general labourer [1911] / (possibly) employed in the goods yard at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station.

He married Lilian Maud.

They lived at

  • 8 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 23 Claremont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1914]

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Good Hope.

He was killed in action [1st November 1914] when his ship sank with all hands off the coast of Chile at the Battle of Coronel.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

His friend and colleague Hiley Whiteley was also a stoker in the Navy, and died in the War

Barron, Thomas JamesRef B1421
[1862-1938] Also recorded as Baron.

Illegitimate son of Mary Baron.

Born in Barkisland.

In [1871, 1881], he was living his uncle William Barron.

He was a farmer [1884].

On 19th April 1884, he married Sophia Holroyd [18??-1927] in Halifax.


Sophia was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1886]
  2. Richard [b 1889]
  3. Florence [b 1891]
  4. Benson [b 1895]
  5. Amy [b 1898]
  6. Clement [b 1899]
  7. George Henry [1903-1959] who married Constance, and was buried with his parents
  8. Alice [b 1907]

Sophia died 28th October 1927.

Thomas James died in the Gibbet Street Institution [18th May 1938].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 733]

Barron, WalterRef B942
[1855-1924] Son of Samuel Barron, butcher.

Born in Skircoat.

He was a joiner [1876] / a joiner at worsted factory [1881] / a joiner [1891] / a joiner & builder [1901] / a joiner of Ackroyd Terrace, Halifax [1904] / a joiner [1911].

On 14th August 1876, he married (1) Jane Howarth [1855-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Howarth, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Edith Blanche [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted twister [1901]
  2. Howarth [b 1879] who was a blacksmith (iron) [1901], a blacksmith [1911]
  3. Mary Hannah [b 1881] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. Percy [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin setter (half-timer) [1901], a warehouseman [1911], in the Northumberland Fusiliers and was wounded [WW1]
  5. Willie Douglas

The family lived at

  • 127 St Stephens Street, Skircoat [1881]
  • St Stephens Street, Skircoat [1891]
  • 28 Calder Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Bayswater Terrace, Skircoat Green [1911]

Jane died 7th June 1902 (aged 48).

In 1904, Walter married (2) Annie Elizabeth Greenwood [1865-1936] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie Elizabeth, of Essex Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Joseph Greenwood, mechanic
 

Walter died 26th August 1924 (aged 68) 

Jane & Walter were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley. Son Willie died in World War I, and is remembered on his parents' headstone.

Annie Elizabeth died Q4 1936 (aged 71) 

Barron, WilliamRef B3184
[1831-1913] Son of William Baron.

Born in Soyland.

He was a carpenter [1851, 1861] / a farmer of 12 acres [1871] / a joiner & farmer 11 acres [1881] / a joiner & farmer [1891] / a carpenter & builder [1901] / a retired jobbing joiner [1911].

In 1858, he married Hannah Shaw [1836-1880] in Halifax.


Hannah came from Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1859]
  2. John William [b 1861]
  3. James [b 1863]
  4. Emma [b 1865]
  5. Henry [b 1868]
  6. David [1870-10th June 1916] who was a woollen fettler [1901]
  7. Sarah [b 1873]
  8. Hannah [b 1875]
  9. Alice [b 1878]
  10. Fred [1880-30th April 1881]

The family lived at

  • Lower Hay House, Lower Nook End, Barkisland [1861]
  • Wood Head, Barkisland [1871]
  • Lower Woodhead, Barkisland [1881]
  • Bank Royd Farm, Saddleworth Road, Barkisland [1891]
  • Lane End, Barkisland [1901]
  • Three Hovels, Barkisland [1911]

Living with them [in 1871] were William's father and nephew Thomas James Barron [aged 9].

Living with the family [in 1881], was nephew Thomas Barron [aged 19] (cotton piecer) 

William died 20th March 1913.

Hannah died 5th May 1880.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland with William's sister Mary

Barron, Willie DouglasRef B943
[1894-1917] Known as Douglas.

Son of Walter Barron

Born in Halifax.

He was an assistant overlooker at J. Hoyle & Sons [1911] and a spinning overlooker at Range Bank Mills, Halifax.

He was engaged to Florrie Nuttall of Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [18th May 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [9th January 1917].

He was killed in action at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He was buried at Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mien, France [Grave Ref II A 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on his parents' grave at St Stephen's, Copley

Barrow, Rev Arthur Edmund John BurtonRef B1321
[1878-19??] Born in Staveley, Derbyshire.

He was Curate at Halifax [1911] and Vicar of St Mary's Church, Lister Lane [1912]

In 1908, he married Dorothy Kitty St Clair Feilden [1883-19??] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Dorothy Kitty came from Shepperton
 

Children:

  1. John Christopher Henry [b 1910]

The family lived at 22 Clare Road, Halifax [1911]

Barrow, D.Ref B1200
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [1st May 1917].

Barrow, HarveyRef B1634
[1856-1936]

In [Q1] 1919, he married Elizabeth Schofield in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
James Schofield
 

They lived in Midgley.

Harvey died 6th March 1936 (aged 80).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A33] with Elizabeth's parents

Barrow, JohnRef B1605
[1796-1859] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone getter [1851].

He married Miriam [1802-1871].


Miriam was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1829] who was a flag facer [1851]
  2. Henry [b 1831] who was a flag facer [1851]
  3. Naamah [1834-7th May 1852] who was a card setter [1851]
  4. Jacob [1837-5th February 1861] who was a doffer at mill [1851], & died in Galapore, India
  5. Joe [b 1841] who was a doffer at mill [1851]
  6. John [1844-17th June 1854]

The family lived at New Street, Southowram [1851].

John died 31st January 1859 (aged 63).

Miriam died 20th February 1871 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-Q14]

Barrow, MichaelRef B765
[15??-16??] He lived at Fields Farm, Norland and Fallingworth Hall, Norland

Barrowby, John MainpriceRef B1711
[1806-1876] Born in Hull.

He was Master at Dr Hall's School, Boothtown for 45 years [1831, 1865].

On 15th April 1837, he married Elizabeth Seed [1817-1879] at Birstall.

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was an Assistant master in Grammar School BA (Cantab) [1861]
  2. Eliza Jane [1841-1863]
  3. Mary Helena [1850-1876] who assisted in the school [1871]
  4. Charles E [b 1853]

The family lived at

  • School House, Northowram [1841]
  • 5 Hall Street, Northowram [1871]

In 1881, their sons were living in Hayfield, Derbyshire.

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Barrowclough, AlfredRef B647
[1???-1???] His name is recorded on a fragment of his gravestone, which is incorporated into the garden wall of a house in Sowerby.

Like fragments from other gravestones in the garden, it (possibly)  comes from Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel Graveyard.


Question: Does anyone know anything about Alfred or his family?

 

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

Barrowclough BridgeRef B451
As Barowecloghbrigg, this was the 15th century name for Dumb Mill Bridge

Barrowclough, ChristopherRef B2830
[1???-1545] Of Hipperholme.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Humphrey [Vmfraye]
  2. John
  3. Isabell
  4. Agnes

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Barrowclough, FrederickRef B1810
[1834-1906] Born in Bradford.

He married Sarah [1837-1905].


Sarah was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte [b 1864] who was a coating weaver [1901]
  2. James [b 1874] who was a brickworks labourer [1901]
  3. Edna [b 1876] who was a dress maker [1901]

The family lived at

  • 7 Parker Street, Halifax [1901]
  • Claremount [1905]

Sarah died 1st August 1905 (aged 68).

Frederick died 4th January 1906 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A9]

Barrowclough, JonathanRef B889
[17??-1???] Coiner

Barrowclough, JosephRef B44
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a lock and key manufacturer at Swine Market, Halifax

Barrowclough, RichardRef B94
[15??-16??] Wealthy landowner who paid £13 6/8d in composition fines

Barrowclough, SamuelRef B1625
[17??-1???] He was a travelling preacher in the Methodist New Connexion before becoming Minister at Stainland Chapel [1789]

Barrowclough, SamuelRef B637
[17??-1???] A weaver of Hilo, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Theophilus
  2. Dionysius (daughter) [bapt Sowerby 11th June 1786]

Barrowclough, TheophilusRef B540
[1783-1847] Son of Samuel Barrowclough.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [6th July 1783].

He was apprenticed to Jonathan Hanworth, shoemaker of Todmorden [1796].

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Samuel [1813-1858]

The family lived at Norland.

h died Q4 1847.

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

Barry, AlwynRef B573
[1922-1943] Son of Beatrice & John Barry of Ingrow, Keighley.

Born in Bingley.

He was educated at All Saints' Day School, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 85th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was captured at Singapore.

He died in a POW camp in Thailand [23rd October 1943] (aged 21).

He was buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 9 D 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Barry, Sir CharlesRef B35
[1795-1860] British architect who designed Halifax Town Hall – his last great work – and many other buildings including the Shaw Lodge mills of John Holdsworth & Company Ltd, the terrace at West View Park War Memorial, Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, the Houses of Parliament with Pugin [1852], Pentonville Prison, the Reform Club in Pall Mall, and Trafalgar Square fountains. Barry died before seeing the completed Town Hall (or the Houses of Parliament), and his son – Edward Middleton Barry – completed the Halifax building and added a mansard roof

Barry, Edward MiddletonRef B34
[1830-1880] Son of Sir Charles Barry.

He completed Halifax Town Hall after his father's death in 1860

Barry, JamesRef B1384
[1873-19??] Born in Idle, Bradford.

He was a cotton & woollen piece maker-up [1901] / a piece dyer's labourer [1911].

In 1899, he married Sarah Connolly [1874-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1902]
  2. Francis [b 1905]
  3. Annie [b 1907]
  4. John [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 9 South Bank Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Albion Square, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were sister-in-law Rose A. Connolly [b 1870] (flax spinner) & her son James Connolly. Nephew James was still living with them in 1911

Barry, John ShafteRef B1683
[1862-1???] MA.

Born in Allahabad, India.

He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1890].

In 1891, he was a boarder with the widowed Mrs Hannah Wass at Osborne Grove, Lightcliffe

Barry, ThomasRef B2574
[1843-1890] Born in Ireland.

He was a carpet finisher [1871] / a carpet finisher (unemployed) [1881]

In 1861, he married Mary Kelly [1842-19??] from Mayo, Ireland in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John T [b 1866] who was a brass moulder (unemployed) [1881]
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • 7 Chapel Fold, Halifax [1871]
  • 47 Winding Road, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 King Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1903]

Living with them [in 1871] were several lodgers, including Thomas Barry [aged 60] (shoemaker, born in Ireland).

Living with them [in 1881] were 36 lodgers.

Mary was widowed by 1891.

She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 6 lodgers including Mary Kelly [aged 76] (relative, widow, hawker born in Ireland) and Martin Kelly [aged 40] (stone mason's labourer born in Ireland) [1891].

Living with her [in 1901] were lodgers: Edward O Barry [aged 53] (mason born in Ireland), Bridget Gludey [aged 75] (born in Ireland), and Mary J Wilburn [aged 38] (born in Manchester).

She was a worsted weaver factory hand [1901].

She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 8 lodgers [1903]

Barsby, Frances ElizaRef B2940
[1880-1907] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

She and her sister Priscilla were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family. The epitaph records that she was

of West End House

Barsby's: P. & F. E. BarsbyRef B2938
Established by Priscilla Barsby and Frances Eliza Barsby. Costumiers, dressmakers and general and fancy drapers at West End House, Patmos, Todmorden [1913]. Their advertisement described the business as
The oldest baby linen shop in the town

Barsby, PriscillaRef B2939
[1870-1926] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

She and her sister Frances Eliza were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family

Barsby, ThomasRef B3194
[1845-1924] Born in Leicester.

He was a cabinet maker [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]. He was retired by 1901.

In 1869, he married Emma Louisa Greenwood [1843-1926] from Langfield, in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Priscilla
  2. Frances Eliza
The daughters became drapers, dressmakers and milliners and partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

The family lived at

  • Willow Bank or Cross Bank, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • 13 Union Street, Langfield, Todmorden [1881, 1891]
  • 26 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1871] 1881, 1891 was an aunt Eliza Fielden [aged 59] (born in Sheffield).

Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

Barsdorf, ErnestRef B251
[1872-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

He changed his surname to Barton.

He was a ventilating engineer & manufacturer [1901, 1911] / a candidate in Hipperholme for election to the Urban District Council [1914].

He was described as


of Alexandra Works & Hopwood Lane [1916]
 

Barsdorf, HenryRef B196
[1862-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

Baptised 19th March 1862.

He was a mechanical draftsman in Old Trafford [1915].

In 1915, he changed his surname (by deed poll) to Barstow.

He married Ann Sherrington.

Children:

  1. Leonard William [b 1886]
  2. Leslie [b 1890]
  3. Cissie [b 1893]

Barsdorf, PhilipRef B241
[1868-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

He changed his surname to Barton.

He was in the export yarn trade [1901] / a yarn merchant [1911] / a partner in the firm of Barsdorf & Mack of Bolton Road, Bradford, which ceased trading in 1929

Barsdorf, SolomonRef B3161
[1822-1881] Son of Hanuchen (née Heymann) & Itzig Barsdorf.

Born in Mecklenburg-Strelitz [11th October 1822].

He arrived in England [24th August 1844].

He successfully applied for naturalisation [11th September 1858] when he was


about to become a landed proprietor
 

He was a stuff merchant, and commenced business as a manufacturer in 1853 / a worsted stuff manufacturer employing 35 men & 50 women [1861] / a worsted manufacturer [1871].

For some years, he rented space in Holme Top Mill, Little Horton, then in Beck Mill, Clayton [1862]. He (possibly) bought Highgate Mill, Clayton Heights for £7,350 [1869] He also owned the newly-built Oak Mill, Clayton.

In 1877, when he was described as


late of Clayton
 

he took a lease of a worsted mill at Bolton-in-Calverley with capacity for 400 looms and declared he was already in a position to employ 150 more weavers than he was able to find.

Early in each year he organised a knife-and-fork tea for his employees, their wives & sweethearts, and over time, the occasion was enlarged to include speeches, songs, recitations and dancing. Forty people attended in 1866, 160 in 1868, 300 in 1871, and restrictions on attendance were relaxed such that in 1873 nearly 500 of Clayton's inhabitants sat down to eat and make merry at his expense.

On 9th May 1854, he married (1) Martha Knowles at St Paul's Church, Denholme.


Martha, of Denholme Gate, was the daughter of Jonathan Knowles
 

Children:

  1. George Isart [bapt 25th December 1857] who was a commercial clerk in a lace warehouse in Nottingham [1881]
  2. Ellen [bapt 19th October 1860-1928] who never married
  3. Henry

Martha died 22nd February 1865 (aged 37).

On 27th March 1867, he married (2) Ellen Frank [1842-1924] in Chorlton.


Ellen was the daughter of Meyer Frank of Manchester.

Her brother Dr Philip Frank married a sister of the 1st Duke of Westminster

 

Children:

  1. Philip
  2. Lewis [1868-23rd October 1881] who died at Darmstadt
  3. Alice [1870-1887] who was buried at Lightcliffe [4th June 1887]
  4. Ernest
  5. Walter
  6. John [b 1877]
  7. Mabel [1878-19??]

The family lived at

  • Horton Villa, Little Horton Lane, Horton, Bradford [1861]
  • Mannville, Horton, Bradford [1871]
  • 1 Perth Villas, Lightcliffe [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1871] was Hedwig Lehmann [aged 22] (Governess born in Germany).

The family lived at

  • Holme House, Clayton
  • Mannville, Horton Road [1867]
  • Holly Bank, Lightcliffe [1874]
  • 8 Farcliffe Road, Manningham [1879]
Shortly afterwards, he sold his house in Manningham, because he was


removing to Germany.
 

He died at Darmstadt [6th September 1881] (aged 58).

His body was returned for burial in Undercliffe Cemetery. The funeral was attended by many freemasons of the Lodge of Harmony, No.600, of which he was a Past Master.

His widow and younger children lived at Perth Villas, Lightcliffe [1891, 1901, 1911]

Barsdorf, WalterRef B275
[1874-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

Born 7th August 1874.

He was learning fruit & flower growing at St Peter Port, Guernsey [1901] / a managing clerk (ventilating works) [1911] / unemployed and proposing to become a dealer in bulbs [1923].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

He was living apart from his wife & children [1923].

After several court appearances he was imprisoned for failure to maintain his dependents [1924]

Barsey Green, BarkislandRef B499
Farmhouse. It was a part of the Lightcliffe Royd estate. In the early 20th century, it was occupied by Thomas Baron

Barsford, WillieRef B656
[1892-1916] Of Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

He was employed by Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd / a member of St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a member of St John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], but because he was in a reserved occupation at Grange Foundry, he was sent back to work. He enlisted later, and served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Fusiliers.

He died 7th October 1916 (aged 24).

BarslandRef B36
Alternative spelling of Barkisland

Barstow, AgnesRef B1009
[1558-1591] Daughter of Richard Barstow.

Baptised 5th February 1558.

She married William Lum.

She died in February 1591

Barstow, CharlesRef B2841
[1804-1879] Born in Wakefield.

He was a solicitor in Halifax [1841] / a solicitor at 6 Southgate [1829, 1834] / attorney at Barum Top, Halifax [1850] / Clerk to the Board of Guardians [from the formation in 1836 until his death] / Superintendent Registrar [1850] / Clerk to the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [from the formation in 1856] / Clerk to the Union Education Committee / Parishioners' warden at Halifax Parish Church / Superintendent Registrar for the district / Clerk to the Assessment Committee of the Rural Sanitary Authority.

He married Eliza [1806-1???] from Manchester.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Charles [b 1840] who was a commission merchant [1871], a commission agent (oil) [1881]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1841] was Lucy Burton Bennett [aged 60]

Barstow, GeorgeRef B6502
[1???-18??] He was first Clerk at the Halifax Workhouse [1837-1877]

Barstow, Rev JeremiahRef B1113
[1670-1731] Or Bairstow. Minister of Elland Unitarian Chapel [1699-1731], or Elland [1721].

In 1721, he married a widow, Mrs Clay from Northowram, at Coley.

He was buried in Elland churchyard

Barstow, JohnRef B599
[1919-1944] Aka Jack.

Son of Christine & Conway Barstow.

He was educated at Siddal School / a member of Siddal Strict Baptist Sunday School / employed by J. Rhodes, pawnbroker.

He married Joan.

They lived at 184 Claremount Road, Halifax, and in Sheffield.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry (City of London Regiment).

He died in France [7th September 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval, France [Grave Ref 13 C 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Barstow, JosephRef B1010
[1805-1???] Of Southowram.

In December 1831, he married Eliza Bowne at Higher Bradfield

Barstow, JoshuaRef B1191
[1857-1906]

In [Q4] 1881, he married Ruth Ann Naylor [1863-1???] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was born in Siddal
 

Children:

  1. Janet [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901, 1911]
  2. Henry Conway / Harry [b 1884] who was a clay miner [1901], a clay miner at fire clay works [1911]
  3. Eliza [b 1886] who was a woollen comber [1901], a cotton winder [1911] & married [1908] Mr Keighley
  4. Sarah [b 1889] who was a housemaid (domestic) [1901]
  5. Willie
  6. Esther [b 1893] who was a machinist [1911]
  7. Samuel Naylor [b 1896] who was a cotton piecer [1911] and served with the Royal Field Artillery [WW1]
  8. Ruth [b 1899]
  9. John Naylor [b 1902]

The children were born in Siddal.

The family lived at

Joshua died in 1906 (aged 49).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [12th March 1906]

Barstow, MichaelRef B1012
[1601-1676] Of Halifax.

Baptised January 1601.

On 15th February 1624, he married (1) Grace Halstead [1597-1633] from Halifax.

In 1634, he married (2) Mercy [1605-1640] from Halifax. She emigrated to America with her husband and died in Massachusetts.

In April 1642, he married (3) Grace Walker [1599-1671] from Norwich, England, and widow of Richard Carver, in Massachusetts.

He died in Massachusetts

Barstow, Midgley & LordRef B2126
Legal firm at Equitable Chambers, Halifax. Recorded in 1662

See William Henry Lord

Barstow, RichardRef B826
[1520-1571] Of Halifax.

On 13th June 1547, he married Margaret, widow of Richard Saltonstall.


Margaret was the widow of Richard Saltonstall
 

Children:

  1. Lawrence [bapt 1548]
  2. Margaret [bapt 1551]
  3. Edward [bapt 1552]
  4. John [1553-1561]
  5. Sibella [bapt 1554]
  6. Agnes
  7. Richard [he was baptised in 1560 and died before 1565]
  8. Michael [bapt 1562]
  9. Edward [bapt 1563]
  10. Richard [bapt 1565]
  11. Thomas [bapt 1567]

Barstow, Sowerby BridgeRef B699
An early name for Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge

Barstow, WilliamRef B1695
[1830-1901] JPVD.

Son of Charles Barstow.

He was a solicitor & articled clerk  [1851] / Deputy Coroner at 21 Cheapside, Halifax / Coroner for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Honor of Pontefract / a coroner for the County of York [1881] / promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant of the 4th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteers [10th May 1861] / Hon Major of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment

In 1886, he married Mary Ann Smith [1848-1???] in Whitby.


Mary Ann came from Melbourne, Australia
 

They lived at

He died 4th March 1901

Barstow, WillieRef B1584
[1891-1917] Son of Joshua Barstow.

Born in Siddal.

He was a clay miner at fire clay works [1911] / a clay miner at Joseph Morton Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Gunner with the 32nd Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery / Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action in a gun emplacement [29th June 1917] (aged 27).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV C 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bartey, CharlesRef B3321
[1853-1903] In April 1903, he was travelling down Ovenden Road in his horse-drawn wagon. The wagon was said to be travelling at great speed when he fell off. He was taken to the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden but died shortly afterwards

Bartholomew, Rev William HerbertRef B338
[18??-1???] MA.

Vicar at St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1894]

Bartlam, Rev William ErnestRef B1675
[1857-1942] Son of Ann & William Henry Bartlam of Aston, Warwickshire.

Born in Handsworth, Staffordshire.

He was curate at St Matthew's Church, Hammersmith [1896] before becoming Vicar of Luddenden [1909, 1914].

In August 1926, he resigned and retired to Llwyngwril, Merioneth.

In [Q2] 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Storer in West Bromwich.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Birmingham
 

Children:

  1. Eric Walter [b 1892] who was a student at Cambridge [1911] and was ordained in California [1915]

William Ernest died in Birmingham [Q2 1942] (aged 86) 

Bartle, HarryRef B1535
[1916-1942] Son of Annie Bartle, and nephew of Mr A. V. Bartle of Northowram.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 17th February 1942 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 16]

Bartle, IkeRef B3335
[18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1906]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Bartle, JamesRef B1673
[17??-18??] Minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1779-1784]

Bartle, JohnRef B749
[16??-17??] From Northowram.

He married Hannah Northend


Hannah was the daughter of
Joseph Northend
 

Bartlett, J. E.Ref B657
[1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Bartlett, Rev JohnRef B1612
[1829-1???] Born in Portsea, Hampshire.

He trained at New College, London and served as an Independent minister of Angel Chapel, Worcester [1861] before becoming First Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1870].

He married Mary [1830-1???] from Salisbury.

They lived at

  • 25 Foregate Street, Worcester [1861]
  • 3 Park Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1874]
  • 14 Oxford Street, Nottingham [1881]

He moved to Nottingham [1875] and to London [1883]

Bartley, DennisRef B902
[1919-1939] Son of Annie (née Miles) & Thomas Bartley.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 270 Battery 68 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He served as Bartclay.

He died 14th September 1939.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone. [17 44].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barton, AlbertRef B964
[1923-1943] Son of N & Rufus Barton.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [20th July 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref IV G 36].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Barton, Rev Charles HairbyRef B1236
[1849-19??] Son of Elizabeth Baccus (née 1819-1875) & Septimus William Barton 1887-19??, a chemist.

Born at Trafford Park [1847].

He was a clerk in a cotton warehouse in Stretford / vicar of Waterhouses, Durham [1881]. before becoming Vicar of St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1891, 1892].

He was vicar at Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901].

On 7th October 1880, he married Isabella Gilmour MacKeith [1858-1909] at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Glasgow.


Isabella was born in Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Margaret (née Mcghie) [1832-1909] & William Mackeith [1816-1872]
 

They lived at

  • Newhouse Cottages, Lanchester, Durham [1881]
  • St Mary's Vicarage, Saw Hill, Sowerby [1891]
  • The Rectory, Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901]

Isabella died at Bridge, Kent [26th January 1909].

Charles died in Canterbury, Kent [30th September 1930]

Barton's: J. & J. BartonRef B523
Builders at Brighouse. Partners included John Barton Snr and John Barton Jnr.

The partnership was dissolved in May 1864

Barton, JamesRef B1553
[1857-18??] Born in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire.

He was an engine driver (steel works) [1891].

In [Q3] 1883, he married Hannah Jane Muffett [1861-1???] in Barrow in Furness.


Hannah was born in Colne Bridge
 

Children:

  1. William Edward

The family lived at 35 Walney Road, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire [1891].

Hannah married Joseph Frederick Burrows

Barton, JohnRef B3198
[1821-1???] Born in Cartmel, Lancashire.

He was a builder (employing 6 men) [1851] / a builder (employing 8 men) [1861] / a partner with son John in J. & J. Barton [until 1864] / a builder [1871]

In 1841, he married Lydia Davies [1817-1???] from Liverpool, in Liverpool.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George Edward [b 1853] who was an architect's apprentice [1871]
  3. Emily Lydia [b 1856]

The family lived at

  • Windhill, Idle, Bradford [1851]
  • Waring Green, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
  • 16 Bradford Road, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]

Barton, JohnRef B3199
[1843-1???] Son of John Barton.

Born in Wood Church, Cheshire.

He and his father were partners in J. & J. Barton

Barton, William EdwardRef B1264
[1889-1916] Son of James Barton.

Born in Barrow-In-Furness.

His father died, and his mother married Joseph Frederick Burrows. William Edward took his stepfather's surname and was known as William Edward Barton Burrows.

He was a labourer in steel foundry [1911] / employed by J. M. Bowman.

He lived at 22 Gerrard Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and he served as a Gunner with the 110th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He was sent to France [October 1915], and never came home on leave again.

He died 19th October 1916 (aged 27).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [11th November 1916].

He was buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref U 5].

The Halifax Courier [11th November 1916] reported


[his] brother was a sergeant in a howitzer battery of the Royal Field Artillery, and a brother-in-law went out with the original Expeditionary Force and was wounded at La Basse
 

Barton, William JohnRef B341
[18??-19??] He was a brewer [1901, 1905].

See William Ambler

BarumRef B1041
An open sewer which ran through Barum Top and Crown Street, Halifax in the 19th century

Barum House, HalifaxRef B37
House built at Harrison Road / Barum Top in 1???.

Owners and tenants have included

It was demolished [??] in 1877 to widen Bull Close Lane.

It was demolished in 1938

See Barum Top

Barum Top, HalifaxRef B490
House.

People recorded here include:

See Barum House, Halifax

Barum Top, HalifaxRef B840

Barwell, ArthurRef B1667
[1879-1915] Son of John Barwell.

Born in Southowram [21st December 1879].

He was a worsted bobbin setter [1819] / a flag facer (quarry) [1901] / a hewer in a stone quarry [1911].

In [Q1] 1906, he married Celia Hannah Brown [1881-1954] in Halifax.


Celia Hannah was born in Claremount
 

They lived at 8 Camden Street, Horley Green Road [1911].

Arthur died 21st November 1915.

In 1924, Celia Hannah married (2) Greenwood Clay.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A35]

Barwell, JackRef B1676
[1919-1943] Son of Lily & John Charles Barwell of Illingworth.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 1st Maritime Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 9th March 1943 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 80 2]

Barwell, JohnRef B1674
[1855-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1881, 1891] / a stone dresser (quarry) [1901].

Around 1879, he married Annetta [1855-19??].


Annetta was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1879] who was an apprentice brass finisher [1901], a brass finisher [1901]
  2. Arthur
  3. Ethel [b 1887] who was a half-timer / worsted bobbin setter [1901]
  4. John [b 1889] who was a half-timer / worsted bobbin setter [1901]

The family lived at

  • 38 New Street, Southowram [1881]
  • New Street, Southowram [1891]
  • Mount Pleasant, Southowram [1901]

Barwell, WilliamRef B570
[1843-1883] Shoemaker.

Born in Weldon, Northamptonshire.

He lived at 9 Abbey Street, Halifax.

He died 24th June 1883.

He was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

BarwoodRef B729
Are between Friendly and Luddendenfoot

Bascomb, A.Ref B1309
[1876-1???] In 1886, the 10-year-old boy was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of T. H. Farrar at Hebden Bridge on 26th July 1886

Basin Stone, TodmordenRef B39
Natural rocky outcrop on Langfield Common above Todmorden with a large rocking-stone. The stone was used by itinerant preachers.

In 1842, A. W. Bayes painted a Chartist meeting which was held here when Ben Rushton addressed the crowd. The painting hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall

The Hudsonites held their annual meetings here on Spaw Sunday

Baskervile, JohnRef B1107
[16??-16??] Curate at Rastrick [1666]

Baskerville, EdwardRef B3033
[16??-17??] A Midgley clothier.

He owned Lacey Hey Farm, Midgley [1699]

The Basket-Maker's Shop: Shibden HallRef B3299
This is in the Folk Museum at Shibden Hall. There are examples of tools and equipment which was used in basket-making and the production of baskets and chairs

Baslow, JonathanRef B1541
[1793-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

Baslow, WilliamRef B1542
[1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Bassett, ArthurRef B3330
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1939-1946]. He won caps for Wales and for Great Britain while at Halifax, and, in 1946 against Australia

Bassinder, Thomas LawrenceRef B319
[1903-1966] Born in Mansfield.

He married Isobel Rigg [1905-1954] in Doncaster.

Thomas died 23rd August 1966 (aged 62).

Isobel died 13th October 1954 (aged 49).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-E32]

Bastide, DavidRef B3200
[1835-1913] Son of Lewis Bastide.

Born in Elland.

He was a pupil-teacher at a National School in Elland [1851] / a schoolmaster [1861, 1871, 1881] / a certificated school master [1891] / a retired schoolmaster [1901, 1911].

In 1857, he married Emma Rhodes [1833-1915] in Halifax.


Emma came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emmeline Elizabeth [b 1861]
  2. Annie [b 1862] who was a teacher of music & painting [1901]
  3. Harry
  4. Rhoda [b 1868]; who was a dress maker [1891]
  5. Florence [b 1869] who was a teacher in voluntary school [1901]
  6. Arthur [b 1870] who was a solicitor [1901]
  7. Ernest [b 1875] who was a chemist's apprentice [1891]

The family lived at

  • All Saints School House, Dudwell, Skircoat [1861]
  • Dudwell Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1871]
  • Land? Post Office Yard, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • 100 Southgate, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]

Bastide, DavidRef B536
[1878-1918] Son of William Lewis Bastide.

Born in Elland.

He was a grocer's assistant [1891] / a clay miner [1901].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Annie Crossley in Halifax.

They lived at 56 Southgate, Elland [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers 20th (T.F.) Depot. He was wounded in action [1st May 1918], and died the following day [2nd May 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May & 11th May 1918].

He was buried at Elland Cemetery (C 169) [6th May 1918].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Bastide, H.Ref B1789
[18??-19??] Established Rawroyds Mill Company at Elland

Bastide's: H. Bastide & CompanyRef B2228
Legal firm at Albany Chambers, Halifax [1905]. Partners included Harry Bastide

Bastide, HarryRef B1545
[1866-1944] Son of David Bastide.

Born in Salterhebble, Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth Grammar School [1881] He qualified as a solicitor in May 1888. He was a solicitor [1891, 1934] / partner in H. Bastide & Company.

In 1890, he married Mary Elizabeth Ford [1865-1917] from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Children:

  1. Ernest Percival [b 1895]
  2. Norman Ford [b 1897]
  3. Winifred Mary [b 1901]
  4. Hilda Annie [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 16 Victoria Road, Elland [1891]
  • 24 Victoria Road, Elland [1901]
  • Strathlea, Victoria Road, Elland [1911]

Bastide, LewisRef B3201
[1804-1866] Born in Leeds.

He was a weaver [1841] / a hand loom weaver (woollen) journey man [1851] / a woollen hand loom weaver [1861].

On 29th May 1825, he married Elizabeth Chadwick [1806-1855] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1831]
  2. David
  3. William Lewis

The family lived at

  • Eastgate, Elland with Greetland [1841]
  • Quebec Street, Elland [1851, 1861]

Bastide, William LewisRef B1666
[1837-1887] Son of Lewis Bastide.

He was a joiner [1861, 1871, 1881].

In [Q2] 1861, he married Phoebe Crowther [1837-1891] at Elland Parish Church.


Phoebe, of Elland, was the daughter of Benjamin Crowther, stone dresser
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [b 1863] who was a woollen spinner [1881], a cloth dyer [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1866] who was a cotton reeler [1881], a cotton reeler [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1869] who was a cotton reeler [1891, 1901]
  4. Edgar [b 1871] who was a clay miner [1891]
  5. Lucy [b 1874] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
  6. David

The family lived at

  • 35 Portland Street, Elland [1871]
  • Portland Street, Elland [1881]
  • 7 Portland Street, Elland [when son Lewis was head of the household 1891]
  • 18 South Gate, Elland [when Emily was head of the household 1901]

William Lewis died in 1887

Phoebe died in 1891.

Bastow, DrRef B1648
[1794-18??] In 1807, he started work as a stable-boy for a Halifax surgeon.

He then trained as a card maker with John Goldthorp.

In 1815, he was a journeyman.

In March 1820, he entered the army, and was discharged after 2 months.

He later set up business as an apothecary.

In 1822, he went on trial for practising as an apothecary in Halifax without having qualified or being licensed. He was fined £20

Bastow, JamesRef B1630
[1767-1836] Of Southowram.

He married Ann [1772-1846].

James died 30th September 1836 (aged 69).

Ann died 18th September 1846 (aged 74).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-L20], with granddaughters Ann Aspinall [1843-12th July 1926] & Emma Mallinson [1845-31st October 1926]

Bastow, Rev JonathanRef B1679
[18??-18??] From Madison College, USA. Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [May 1862]. He served for a few months

Bastow, NormanRef B1687
[18??-18??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Bate, AlbertRef B14
[1893-1918] MM.

Son of David Bate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a player / member of Ovenden Club / a wire drawer's apprentice [1901, 1911] / a wiredrawer at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Corporal with C Depot Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, Royal Artillery & Tank Corps.

He was gassed and wounded in the arm [4th July 1917], and hospitalised in Long Eaton V.A.D. Hospital.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]


for bravery in a bombing raid on 12th-13th June, together with a recommendation card from the General and the ribbon from his C.O. He had previously received a recommendation card for distinguished service in the field [14th-17th November 1916]
 

In [Q2] 1918, he married Catherine O'Hare.

He died of wounds at Catterick Military Hospital [4th July 1918] (aged 24).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [14th July 1917].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 505].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. and on the Memorial at North Parade Baptist Church.

His cousin Harry Bate also died in the War

Bate, Rev AlexanderRef B666
[15??-1674] Of Chelford, Cheshire. He became Curate at Lightcliffe [1661-1673].

Heywood includes him in his list of the great number of wretched drunken preachers at Lightcliffe.

He was the second husband of Mary Northend, Mrs Holdsworth.

He lived at – and owned – various properties in the district, including Cromwellbottom Hall, Crow Nest Mansion, Giles House and Siddal Hall. He also owned land in Cheshire

Bate, DavidRef B1376
[1871-1???] Son of John Bate.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire.


In 1891, both David & his brother Thomas Bate were lodgers with Mary Speak
 

He was a wire drawer's labourer [1901] / a wire works labourer [1911].

In 1893, he married Christiana Lowe at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Christiana was the daughter of Tom Lowe
 

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. Sarah Ellen [1895-1901]
  3. Ethel [b 1903]
  4. Lilian [b 1907]
  5. Gertrude [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 42 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 41 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was brother sister-in-law Mary Ann Lowe

Bate, HarryRef B1426
[1895-1917] Son of Thomas Bate.

He was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade / a member of Stannary Boys' Brigade / a member of St John's Ambulance Brigade / an apprentice at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 61st Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

He served in the Dardanelles & France.

He was killed in action in a night bombing raid [29th October 1917] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th November 1917].

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref X A 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

His cousin Albert Bate also died in the War

Bate, JohnRef B1381
[18??-1???] He was nail maker [1893]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. David
  3. Harry Bate [b 1876] who was a wire tester [1901]

Bate, ThomasRef B718
[1868-1926] Son of John Bate.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire.

He was a blacksmith's labourer [1901] / a gas stoker [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Florence Emma Loney [1870-1956] in Halifax.


In 1891, both Thomas Bate and Florence Loney were lodgers with Mary Speak
 

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Edith Mary [1898]
  3. Christina [1900]
  4. Willie [1902]
  5. Arthur [1907]
  6. Robert [1911]

The family lived at 43 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax.

Son Harry died in World War I. His nephew Albert Bate also died in the War.

Thomas died in Halifax [Q3 1926] (aged 58).

Florence died in the Don Valley [Q1 1956] (aged 85) 

Bateain, NorthowramRef B3050

Batehayne, NorthowramRef B609
Property owned by Thomas Fourness [1480].

The name may be from Old Norse words bait and hegn, meaning pasture enclosure and has other forms including Bate End, Batehaynes, Baitehayne, Baint Hame, and Bateain.

On Fourness's death, the property passed to the owners of the Manor of Shelf Hall.

In 1655, the Halliday family leased the property from the Dearden family.

The Hallidays found clay here and established a pottery. The will of Richard Halliday [1778] mentions coal mines here.

In 1872, Tom, son of Isaac Halliday gave up the lease on the property.

See Ebenezer Redman

Bateley, GeorgeRef B1980
[18??-18??] He was landlord of the Brown Cow, Elland [1881]

Bateman...Ref B285
The entries for people & families with the surname Bateman are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bateman & ShawRef B2861
Carpet manufacturers at Berry Lane, Halifax [1816]. Partners included Joseph Bateman

Bates...Ref B366
The entries for people & families with the surname Bates are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bates family tomb, HalifaxRef B2771
A table tomb at Halifax Parish Church.

This bears memorials to many members of the Bates family of Halifax, including Judith Bates and her husband, William Turney

Bates & GarsedRef B2320
Damask manufacturers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874]

Bates & NortcliffeRef B2021
Manufacturer of high and low-carbon wire at Perseverance Mill, Brighouse [1915-1963].

The business was taken over by Hawkins & Tipson Group [1962] and moved to the Leopold Wire Works, Brighouse [1963] to join Royston's

Bates & SheardRef B2504
Engineers at Halifax. Partners included T. Bates, S. Sheard, and J. Sheard.

In 1852, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Bates & SonRef B2098
Machine makers at Greenup's Mill, Warley [1867]

Bates & WhiteleyRef B65
Card makers.

Partners included W. Bates and J. Whiteley.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1822

Bates & WilliamsonRef B51
Common brewers at Warley.

Partners included Henry Bates and Henry Williamson.

In June 1852, the business was declared bankrupt

Bates's: Ely Bates & CompanyRef B2752
Merchants at Gibbet Hill [1829]. Partners included Ely Bates

Bates's GiftRef B1139
Brian Bates bequeathed a sum of 20/- per annum from his estate in Blackledge Steel known as Yeathouse. The payments continued until 1813

Bates's: J. C. Bates & Sons LimitedRef B2039
Brighouse motor business. Established by James Cocksedge Bates in the 1920s. The company is still selling cars at Bradford Road, Brighouse today

Bates's: John & William BatesRef B2266
Quarry owners at Park Quarry, Pellon [1905]

Bates's: Michael Bates & SonsRef B2154
Bakers and confectioners at Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1905] Established by Michael Bates and his sons

Bates's: Timothy Bates & CompanyRef B2119
Founded by Timothy Bates at Bank Foundry in 1786.

It was one of the oldest engineering firms in the district.

George Bates carried on the family business after his father's death [1823].

In 1834, Joseph Pollit, his grandson, took over the company.

In 1865, he was joined by Eustace Wigzell, and the company became Pollit & Wigzell

Bates's: William Bates, Son & Company LimitedRef B1196
Engineers, manufacturers of textile machinery, brass & iron founders.

Established in 1820.

Partners included William Bates, Nathaniel Bates, Charles William Bates, and C. Bates.

They were at Bank Foundry, Sowerby Bridge, Brigg Mill, Sowerby Bridge & Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge [? 1930s]

Bateson, FrederickRef B3551
[1871-1954] Son of George Bateson.

Born in Eccleshill, Bradford.

He moved to Ripponden during the late 1870s with his father.

George came to work on the railway at Rishworth.

Frederic worked in various jobs, including selling firewood etc door to door, and caretaker of a Temperance Hotel in Horbury [1901-1902], but mostly as a paper finisher.

In 1894, he married Ellen, daughter of Benjamin Berry.

In 1907, he emigrated to the USA, travelling on the Lusitania on the ship's fourth crossing of the Atlantic, leaving his wife in Ripponden. He returned the following year, due to health problems. These may have related to his wife, who suffered from a heart condition.

He was an insurance agent in Ripponden, [1911] / a member of Sowerby Town Council [1919].

By 1921, he was operating a bus service between Rishworth and Sowerby Bridge. He had three buses: a Ford [a converted lorry], a Leyland, and a Vulcan.

It is said that, when income from the rival tram service from Triangle to Sowerby Bridge dropped sharply, he was told that if he did not agree to operate only from Rishworth to the tram terminus at Triangle, then the tram services would be withdrawn.

In August 1922, he applied to Sowerby Town Council for a license to operate motor buses but this was ignored by the council because they had not been informed by the Department of Transport as to the conditions that should be imposed.

He served as Chairman of the Special Sewerage Committee / representative for Sowerby Town Council on the Sowerby Bridge & District Education Committee / the Local Old Age Pensions Committee.

In December 1924, one of his buses was struck from behind by a bus owned by rivals Hirst's, and the conductor was killed. Within 8 weeks, he had sold his buses to the Ryburn Garage & Transport Company of Sowerby Bridge, who applied for a license in their own name.

He then bought Delph Field farm at Kebroyd. He farmed there until 1932 when his wife died. He rented out the farm but continued to keep a few hens on one corner of the property.

He died in 1954 [aged 83]

Bateson, GeorgeRef B3553
[1824-1895] From Bradford.

During the late 1870s, he and son Frederick moved to Ripponden. George went to work on the extension of the railway to Rishworth, which was begun in 1873.

He was a farmer.

He married Sarah Teale.


Sarah had 2 sons by her previous marriage: John Benjamin Simpson and George William Simpson
 

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Isaac
  3. Abraham
  4. Joe
  5. Eliza-Anna
  6. Betsy
  7. Mary
  8. Sarah-Ann
  9. Emily

Bateson, IsaacRef B3560
[1866-1951] Son of George Bateson.

Born in Eccleshill [29th August 1866].

He was an engineer.

He married (1) Lily Wadsworth [1866-1891].

at Zion Congregational Chapel, Ripponden.


Lily was born in Soyland [28th September 1866]
 

Lily died in Sowerby Bridge [8th February 1891] after giving birth to son Harry [31st January 1891].

On 14th January 1892, he married (2) Lucinda Hallowell [1868-1???] in Ripponden.


Witnesses: James Hallowell and Hannah Hallowell
 


Lucinda, a cotton recter, was the daughter of Joshua Hallowell, cotton twiner
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 8th December 1893]
  2. George [16th January 1896-1951] who became an Alderman in Keighley
  3. Nellie [b 3rd November 1898]
  4. Ernest [b 3rd February 1911]

Except for son George, who stayed in England, the family emigrated to the USA, sailing from Liverpool [22nd July 1913] aboard S/S Franconia.

They went directly to Detroit, Michigan; they had friends in that area and work was available.

Isaac became a mill engine man in Detroit.

Isaac died in Ypsilanti, Michigan [11th February 1951]

Bateson, JohnRef B2738
[12??-1337] In 1337, a case is recorded at the York Assizes in which
Robert and John Copley, sons of John Copley, were accused with John, son of Robert of Tong, for slaying John Bateson, son of Bartholomew the lister of Halifax, at Woodkirk on the Wednesday before the feast of St Peter ad Vinculum

See Bate the Lister and John Lister

Bathe, Phyllis deRef B1184
[1869-1948] CBE.

Youngest daughter of General Sir Henry de Bathe Bt.

In 1887, she married Sir Savile Brinton Crossley.

During World War I, she was matron of Crossley and Chevely Park hospitals.

She was interested in horses and horse-racing

Batho, JamesRef B1871
[17??-18??]

He married Elizabeth [1777-1865].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Elizabeth died 10th June 1865 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2102] with great-granddaughter Emma Batho [1870-4th February 1921]. Details of James's death & burial place are not known

Batho, LeonardRef B723
[1895-1914] He was a member of Illingworth Church & Sunday School & Church Lads' Brigade.

He was a Territorial for 2 years.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 24th September 1914 (aged 19).

He is (possibly) remembered on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Batho, ThomasRef B1872
[1808-1893] Son of James Batho.

Born in Market Drayton, Shropshire [11th January 1808].

He was a corporal in the 80th Shropshire Regiment of Foot; the brigade were based in Manchester to help quell riots [1835] / discharged from the Army [12th September 1848] & became a Chelsea Pensioner / landlord of the Isle of Skye Inn between Holmbridge & Marsden [1851] / landlord of the Wessenden Head Inn [1851] / a tailor [1871] / Chelsea pensioner & house agent [1881] / an army pensioner [1891].

On 21st August 1835, he married Eliza Leach [1817-1896] at Manchester Parish Church.


Eliza was born in Huddersfield
 


In 1840s, the family moved to Australia where Thomas was guarding prisoners firstly on board a prison ship and then on the mainland.

Later in the 1840s, they moved to India to help quash the Sikh mutiny

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [born in Australia 1840]
  2. Charles Henry [born in Australia 1842]
  3. Hannah (Annie) Maria [1848-18th August 1907] who was born at Lahore, East India, & was a boot top stitcher [1881]
  4. James [b Halifax 1856] who was a boot rivetter [1881]
  5. Lewis [b Halifax 1861] who was a house painter [1881]

The family lived at

  • 75 Rhodes Street Halifax [1871]
  • 73 Rhodes Street [1881]
  • 83 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1891]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was granddaughter Emma Batho [1870-4th February 1921] who was a dressmaker [1891].

Thomas died 5th January 1893.

Eliza died 17th November 1896 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2102] with Thomas's mother

BathsRef B234

Batie, Mrs Hannah LongbottomRef B304
[1844-1936] Born at Bradshaw. Née Hannah Longbottom.

She became known as a Spiritualist.

She was a pupil, and later a teacher, at Mount Tabor Wesleyan School. She started work as a dressmaker and began to practise as a medium in 1862. She toured throughout the north of England, and claimed her grandfather spoke through her. Between 1900-1904 the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle reports that she gave several talks at the Spiritualist Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge

In 1877, she married Joseph Batie.

In 1878, she went to the USA with her husband who went into business with his two brothers.

In 1896, they returned to England and she continued giving audiences at Winding Road Spiritual Mission.

She was said to be the oldest medium in England.

After Joseph's death, she lived at 1 Dike Side, Houldsworth, Halifax [1911].

She died at 16 Roils Head Road, Halifax.

She was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [29th April 1936], alongside her husband

Batie, JosephRef B3239
[1845-1907] Born in Urpeth, Durham.

In 1877, he married Hannah Longbottom in Halifax.

They had no children.

In 1878, he and his wife went to the USA to go into business with his two brothers. In 1896, they returned to England.

He was a church caretaker [1901].


Question: Could this be the St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax on Alma Street?

 

They lived at

  • 20 Alma Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 57 Prospect Place, Mount Tabor [1907, 1936]

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [31st May 1907], alongside his wife

The Batley family of HalifaxRef B1939

Batley, Charles HarrisonRef B2978
[1786-1835] Harrison was his paternal name.

He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge [1810] / a barrister / a solicitor in Halifax / MP for Beverley [1826].

He owned Savile Hall which he leased to James Edward Norris [1830]. Batley's widow inherited the estate and sold it to Norris for £1,928.

He lived at Fitzroy Square, London [1829-1833]

Batley, JeremiahRef B1226
[1???-1???] He was Master of Heywood's School

Batley, JeremiahRef B7310
[17??-1810] Of Bull Close, Halifax.

He lived at Lamb's Conduit Street, London.

He died at his home in Masham [30th October 1810].

An obituary noted that

In 1780, he wrote and later published a letter to Mr Wyville on the subject of parliamentary reform, and afterwards published several other political tracts which were approved and admired for their acuteness and moderation, by able distinguished individuals of different parties

Batley, JohnRef B3510
[16??-1???] Of Bull Close, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace [16??-1733] who married Richard Walker

Batley, JohnRef B1368
[1651-1717] A Halifax salter.

In 16??, he married Susannah.

Children:

  1. Thomas [1683-1702]
  2. Jeremiah
  3. James
  4. Mary
  5. Susannah

The epitaph on the memorial for him and son Thomas in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions.

See Brownhirst, Ovenden

Batley, John HenryRef B1144
[1847-1927] He was President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited / first President of Thornhill Briggs Working Men's Club, Brighouse.

He retired 28th April 1911.

He lived at Manley Street, Brighouse

Batley, KathleenRef B1318
[1927-1946] A mill-worker from Sowerby Bridge.

She was killed by a shot from a pistol which she was examining at her home

Batley, Manor ofRef B658
Several properties in Shibden – including Horner House, Shibden - were in the Manor of Batley

Batt, E. A.Ref B1303
[19??-19??] He lived at Woodleigh, Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. James Eric Henry who married [1953] Dagmar Maria Wright from Accra, Gold Coast

Batt, ElizabethRef B854
[1???-16??] Daughter of Robert Batt of Oakwell Hall, Birstall.

She was the second wife of Dr Richard Marsh.

She died in childbirth

Batt, HenryRef B333
[15??-15??] He lived at Batt Hill, Halifax. In 1570, he moved to Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Batt Hill, HalifaxRef B332
Haley Hill. Property owned by Henry Batt. It was later known as Haley Hill, Halifax

Batte, RichardRef B2624
[13??-14??] He was Constable of Northowram.

In 1401, he and his fellow officers attested that

Richard de Mekesburgh had opened the soil of the Lord in Shibden and acquired sea coals there without a licence

Batterton, Charles EdwardRef B8
[1871-1903] Son of Robert Edward Batterton, painter.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carter of New Bank, Northowram [1892] / a general labourer [1901].

In 1892, he married Martha Owens [1872-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Haley Hill, Northowram, was born in Manchester, the daughter of
Edward Owens
 

Children:

  1. Robert Edward
  2. John William [b 1896] who was a clipper at carpet works [1911]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Charles Henry [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 24 Cross Hills, Halifax [with Martha's widowed father 1901]
  • 24 Cross Hills, Halifax [1911]
  • 16 Pearson Street, Halifax [1917]

Charles Edward died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 31).

Martha had a daughter Vera Batterton [born Q3 1910]; father unknown

Batterton, Robert EdwardRef B1443
[1893-1917] Son of Charles Edward Batterton.

Born in Halifax.

He was working at a firebrick works [1911] / employed by Brooke's Limited at Hipperholme.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Bridget T. Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John W. [b 1915]

They lived at 15 York Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [August 1915], and was transferred served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

His 2 brothers were serving in France.

He was wounded [April 1917] and went back to France [in September].

He was killed at the Battle of Cambrai [20th November 1917].

He was buried at Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquières, France [Grave Ref II B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Battinson, AdamRef B3234
[1786-1868] Born in Wilsden.

He was a woolcomber at Warley [1827] / a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 24 acres [1851].

In 1827, he married Sarah Atkinson [1805-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah came from Stairburn
 

Children:

  1. Susannah Atkinson [b 1829]
  2. Adam

The family lived at Upper Height, Ovenden [1841, 1851]

Battinson, AdamRef B1709
[1809-1869] Born in Colne, Lancashire.

He was a machinist [1841] / a clothes broker at Causeway, Halifax [1845] / landlord of the Duke William, Halifax [1850] / landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1855] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1853-1868] / Councillor for Market Ward [1860] / landlord of the Corporation Arms, Halifax [1864] / in business at Hall Street, Halifax [1866] / an Alderman for the Southowram Ward [1866].

On 21st August 1850, he was one of a number of local innkeepers who were fined £2 and costs at the Brewster Sessions for


knowingly permitting prostitutes and those of notorious character to be drinking in their house, contrary to the spirit of their licence
 

In 1830, he married Lydia Williamson [1811-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1831]
  2. Hannah Williamson
  3. John [b 1835]
  4. Isaac Williamson
  5. Sarah [b 1845]

The family lived at

  • Ann Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 7 Bridge Street, Halifax [1851]
  • Park Terrace [1866]

Living with them [in 1851] were lodger John Walker [aged 50] (wool comber) from Halifax, and servant John Taylor [aged 25] (farm labourer) from Shrewsbury

He died 26th October 1869.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1154].

See Battinson Street, Southowram and Henry Edmunds

Battinson, AdamRef B3236
[1840-1904] Son of Adam Battinson.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a market warehouseman [1871] / a mill manager [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a farmer and attendance officer [1901].

In 1864, he married Ellen Eastwood [1836-1902] in Halifax.


Ellen came from Luddenden
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1867]
  2. John Adam [b 1871]
  3. May [b 1876]

The family lived at

Battinson & CompanyRef B2322
Machine woolcombers at New Brunswick Mill, Halifax [1874]

Battinson, GeorgeRef B2817
[18??-18??] He lived at Savile Road, Halifax [1874]

Battinson, George AdamRef B3235
[18??-1???] He was a director of the Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society [1872]

Battinson, Hannah WilliamsonRef B1360
[1831-1897] (Possibly) daughter of Adam Battinson.

She married J. H. Pedder. She died after a long and severe illness in Wellington, New Zealand

Battinson, Isaac WilliamsonRef B2323
[1839-1919] Son of Adam Battinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a machine woolcomber [1871] / a retired wooltop manufacturer [1881] / living on his own means [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1865, he married Mary Hirst Baldwin [1836-1902] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Dyson [b 1866]
  2. Barbara Dyson [b 1869]
  3. Ada [b 1870]
  4. Edith Mary [b 1871]
  5. Louis [b 1873]
  6. Helena [b 1874]
  7. Kathleen Dyson [b 1875]

The family lived at

  • 13 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871, 1874]
  • 28 Talgarth Road, Fulham [1881]
  • 35 Glendwr Road, Fulham [1891]
  • Naseby, Willesden, Middlesex [1901]
  • 16 Lisgar Terrace, Fulham [1911]

Battinson's: J. & G. BattinsonRef B2321
Woolstaplers and top makers at Cross Church Street, Halifax [1874]

Battinson Road School Baths, HalifaxRef B2904

Battle, RebeccaRef B66
[1770-1817] Born near Brough in the East Riding.

She married Captain Jeremy Lister. Her money bought their estate, Skelfler in East Yorkshire.

In later years, her drinking caused unhappiness in the family.

She was buried at Market Weighton

Batty, EdwardRef B665
[17??-17??] A clockmaker in Halifax.

In 1733, he married Elizabeth Scholefield [17??-1???].


Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Scholefield, one of five Rochdale clockmakers of that name, with numerous relatives all working in the trade
 

Children:

  1. Joseph

Batty, George SmithRef B1362
[1863-1929] Born in Halifax.

He was a laundry machine worker [1889] / a tobacconist / confectioner [1901].

On 20th July 1889, he married Mary Maria Adams [1867-1920] in Scarborough.


Mary Maria was born in Dudley, Warwickshire
 

Children:

  1. George William
  2. Beatrice Maud [1893-1961]
  3. Doris May [1895-1990]
  4. Claud Vincent [1897-1970] who was a grocer's assistant and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) during World War I
  5. Norman Douglas [1900-1933] who was a fitter and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) during World War I
  6. Cecil Brinton [1901-1902]
  7. Leslie Broomfield Whitaker [1903-1985] who died in Ohio, USA

The children were born in Halifax & baptised at All Souls, Haley Hill.

The family lived at 9 Corporation Street, Halifax

Batty, George WhittakerRef B724
[1891-1918] He was a member of the Good Shepherd Choir / an overlooker at Crossley's Carpets / a bombing & gas instructor at Hartlepool [World War I].

He lived at 27 Corporation Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed whilst clearing shells from a bombed ammunition train [27th May 1918] (aged 27).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Batty, George WilliamRef B1361
[1892-1918] Recorded as George Whitaker Batty [1901 census].

Son of George Smith Batty.

Born in Halifax [29th February 1892].

He worked in a cotton mill.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 24th July 1918.

He was buried at Saint-Erme Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref A 19]

Batty, HarryRef B819
[1892-1915] Son of John Batty.

He was an apprentice gardener [1911] / a member of King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School.

At the outbreak of War, he was in Dublin.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded [23rd January 1915].

He died of wounds [24th January 1915].

He was buried at Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II I 34].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Joseph Arnold also died in the War

Batty, JamesRef B698
[1829-1885] Son of John Batty.

Born in Southowram.

He was a wire drawer [1851] / a wire drawer (out of employ) [1881].

On 3rd June 1850, he married Hannah Marie Whitaker [1828-1???].


Hannah Marie was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Margaret Ann [b 1859] who was a worsted twister [1881] & married William Richardson
  2. John
  3. George S [b 1864] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]
  4. William [b 1867] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]

The family lived at 8 Charlestown Road, Northowram [1881].

James died in Halifax [11th March 1885]

Batty, JohnRef B8700
[1787-1865] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a labourer [1808] / a cloth draper [1841] / a farmer of 16 acres [1851].

On 12th May 1808, he married Susannah / Susey Hemingway [1788-1870] of Southowram.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1808-1879] who married John Proctor
  2. Samuel [b 1816] who was a cloth draper [1841]
  3. Daniel [b 1816] who was an ag.lab [1841]
  4. Mary [1819-1873] who married John Widdop
  5. Susannah [1823-1908] who never married
  6. Elizabeth [1825-1901]
  7. James

The family lived at

The couple were buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

Batty, JohnRef B522
[18??-1???] He was a wine merchant [1897].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1878] who married Harry Crossley

Batty, JohnRef B809
[1848-1905] Son of William Batty.

Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith [1871] / a worsted weaver [1871] / a plasterer's labourer [1881] / a whitewasher [1891, 1901].

In [Q1] 1871, he married Isabel Gardner at Halifax Parish Church.


Isabel was born in Manchester, the daughter of John Gardner
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [b 1872]
  2. John William [b 1875] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a worsted yarn hawker [1901]
  3. Clara Anne [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a worsted weaver [1901]
  4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1880]
  5. Emma [b 1882]
  6. Joseph Arnold
  7. Lena [b 1887] who was a hair pad maker [1911]
  8. Leonard [b 1888] who was a doffer woollen mill [1901], an engineer's fitter [1911]
  9. Florence Isabel [b 1890] who was a jeweller's polisher [1911]
  10. Harry

In 1871, the couple were living with Isabel's family.

The family lived at

  • 16 Whiteley Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 28 Shaw Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 27 Summergate Street, Halifax [1901, 1911, 1918]

Sons Joseph Arnold & Harry died in World War I

Batty, JohnRef B1087
[1861-1???] Son of James Batty.

He was a hotel boots (out of employ) [1881] / a cotton scutcher [1891] / a general labourer [1901].

He never married.

In 1891, he was living with his sister Margaret Ann.

He lived at 26 Cross Hills, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Living with John [in 1901] were his sister Margaret Ann and her children, and 2 boarders.

Living with John [in 1911] were his sister Margaret Ann and her children, his nephew Norman Batty, and 1 boarder

Batty, JosephRef B1509
[1738-1801] Son of Edward Batty.

In 1752, Joseph was apprenticed to his maternal grandfather Robert Scholefield, a clockmaker in Rochdale. He then moved back to Halifax in the 1760s.

He became a clockmaker in Clark Bridge, producing clocks ranging from simple square-dial 30-hours to arch-dial eight-day clocks, and a number of short duration clocks. His clocks are usually signed


Jo: Batty
 

and often without a placename

Batty, Joseph ArnoldRef B1419
[1885-1918] Son of John Batty.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / an oiler (woollen mill) [1901] / a paviour for Halifax Corporation.

He lived with his widowed mother at 27 Summergate Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died in a Field Ambulance hospital of gunshot wounds to the abdomen [27th March 1918] (aged 32).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [13th April 1918].

He was buried at Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, France [Sp Mem 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Batty, Samuel WatsonRef B1323
[1867-1955] Son of Samuel William Batty.

Born in Halifax.

He was an errand boy [1881] / a watch maker [1891, 1901] / a watch maker at King Cross, Halifax.

In his will, he left £15,000 to the Halifax Council of Social Welfare for the creation of The Samuel Watson Batty Trust. This money was to be invested and the income to be distributed

for extra comforts among the necessitous poor of Halifax of 65 years of age or over, preference being given to residents in the King Cross area of Halifax

Batty, Samuel WilliamRef B3240
[1837-1903] Born in Halifax.

He was an ironmonger's assistant [1871, 1881] / an agent for coal [1891] / living on own means [1901]

In 1861, he married Sarah Ellen Watson [1841-19??] from Hebden Bridge, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Lydia [b 1862]
  2. Fanny L [b 1864]
  3. Julia [b 1866]
  4. Samuel Watson
  5. Herbert [b 1873]
  6. child who died in infancy
  7. child who died in infancy
  8. child who died in infancy
  9. child who died in infancy
  10. child who died in infancy
  11. child who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • 23 Raglan Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 31 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 17 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 45 Rochdale Road, York Crescent, Halifax [1911]

Batty, ThomasRef B149
[1923-1940] Son of Lilian & Thomas Batty of Sheffield.

Born in Rotherham.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Halifax [4th November 1940] (aged 17).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 86]

Batty, WilliamRef B817
[18??-18??] He was a tailor [1871].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Battye, Charles BryanRef B1769
[1928-1998] Landlord of the Royal Oak, Luddendenfoot [1956-1962]

Battye, SamuelRef B1260
[17??-18??] A member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse. He taught singing at the church and the school there

Battye, StanleyRef B1418
[1920-1941] Son of Florence & Herbert Edward Battye of 12 Mellor Street, Brighouse.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School & Rastrick Grammar School / employed by H. C. Whitehead at Bailiff Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Tank Regiment Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 6th.

He died 6th January 1941 (aged 21).

He was buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 8 D 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton

Baugh, Rev William JosephRef B1065
[1841-1916]

In [Q3] 1874, he married Frances Charlotte Briggs at Newton Abbot, Devon.


Frances Charlotte was the daughter of
William Briggs
 

They lived at 4 Carlton Terrace, Exeter [1877]

Baum, WilfredRef B1407
[1920-1943] Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baum of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 183rd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 17th March 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref 4 B 20]

Baume, BenjaminRef B3244
[1853-1???] Son of David Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1891].

In 1875, he married Mary Kaye in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph Henry Thornton [b 1876] who was a creeler in carpet works [1891], and a Brussels carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Eva Adelaide [b 1878]
  3. William [b 1881]
  4. Herbert Henry [b 1890]

In 1891, they were living with Benjamin's parents at 4 York Terrace, Northowram.

The family lived at 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Benjamin's father David

Baume, DavidRef B3243
[1816-1903] Oldest son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Warley.

Baptised at Luddenden.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1837] / a joiner & journeyman [1851] / a pattern maker [1871] / a model maker (factory) (spring mach maker) [1881] / a pattern maker in wood [1891] / a retired pattern maker [1901]

On 16th April 1837, he married Betty Greenwood [1816-1889] from Wadsworth, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1839] who was a mule piecer (cotton) [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1841] who was a throstle doffer (cotton) [1851]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1845]
  4. Ruth [b 1847]
  5. William Henry
  6. James Edward [b 1851] who was a grocer's apprentice [1871]
  7. Benjamin

The family lived at

  • Sandbeds(?), Wilsden, Bradford [1841]
  • Knowlwood, Todmorden [1851]
  • 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was the family of Benjamin

Baume, GordonRef B1654
[1923-1944] Son of Eleanor (née Farrar) [1892-1897] & Arnold Baume [1890-1963] of Elland.

Born in Midgley.

He was a member of St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Elland & Sunday School / educated at South End Board School, Elland / secretary of the Elland Boys' Brigade / employed by David Sharratt & Sons Limited.

He lived at 61 albert street, elland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

He died of wounds [30th September 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Florence War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref IV C 10].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Baume, IsaacRef B15
[16??-16??] On Sunday morning, 18th December 1642, he brought news of the Siege of Bradford to Rev Latham at Coley Chapel and Captain John Hodgson

Baume, Rev JamesRef B2755
[1824-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

Baptised at Luddenden [1824].

He served as a Methodist Missionary in India.

In 1848, he emigrated to America. In 1870, the family was in Illinois.

He married (1) Marie Antoinette Hawkins. James was (possibly) a widower by [1870].

Children:

  1. James S [b 1857]
  2. Henry M [b 1861]
  3. Annie [b 1863]

He married (2) Elizabeth, sister of Lucy Rodd

Baume, James EdwardRef B3257
[1851-1894] In 1873, he married Jane Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1857-1909] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florry [1877-1879]
  2. Ada [1876-1879]

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Baume, James EdwardRef B2424
[1882-1961] Son of John Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher [1911] / a brassfounder and finisher at Kingston Brass Works, Halifax [1937]

In [Q3] 1941, he married Louisa Gladys Mitchell [1886-1962] from Halifax, in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 39 Stanley Road, Halifax [1961]

He died at home [26th January 1961].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,193 4/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Louisa Gladys.

Louisa Gladys died in Huddersfield [Q4 1962]

Baume, JohnRef B320
[1852-1919] Born in Halifax.

He was a tapestry carpet weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1878, he married Betsy Ogden [1849-1914].


Betsy came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1879]
  2. James Edward
  3. Fred [b 1887] who was a joiner [1911]
  4. Lewis [b 1892] who was an accountant's clerk [1911]

The family lived at 26 Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax [1911, 1919].

Betsy died 18th March 1914 (aged 64).

She was buried at Warley Congregational Church.

John died 18th January 1919.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £585 19/5d. Probate was granted to son James Edward

Baume, John WesleyRef B2754
[1827-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Wadsworth.

Baptised at Luddenden [1827].

He was an overlooker at a carpet work [1861] / a general agent [1871]

In 1849, he married Jane Hellewell [1825-1???] from Erringden.

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1850]
  2. David James [b 1852]
  3. Joseph Henry [b 1855]
  4. John T. W. [b 1858]
  5. Ruth [1861] who died in infancy
  6. Arthur [b 1865]
  7. Marie Antoinette / Nettie [b 1867]
  8. Jane Annie [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • 6 North Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 55 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]

In August 1870, Lucy Rodd and her parents stayed with John and his family. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal

Baume, JosephRef B2889
[1818-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a clogger [1851] / a clogger and postmaster at Shade Post Office [1861] / a clogger [1871] / a master clogger (employing 1 man) [1881] / a clog maker [1891] / superintendent of York Street Wesleyan Sunday School [for over 30 years]

He married (1) Margaret [1813-1867] from Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1840]
  2. Ruth [b 1844]
  3. Anna [b 1848]

In 1871, he married (2) Caroline Charnley [1827-1902] in Bradford.

The family lived at

  • Gauxholme, Todmorden [1851]
  • Shade, Todmorden [1861]
  • 56 Gauxholme Place, Todmorden [1871, 1881, 1891]

Baume, SamuelRef B2753
[17??-1838] He was a weaver of Warley [1816].

On 3rd June 1816, he married Ruth Cockroft [1797-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth came from Warley
 

Children:

  1. David [b 1816]
  2. Henry [bapt 1818]
  3. Joseph [bapt 1818]
  4. Betty [bapt 1822]
  5. James
  6. John Wesley
  7. Jonathan [bapt 1829] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet) [1851]
  8. Samuel [1831-1852] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet) [1851]
  9. Thomas [b 1833] who was a grocer journeyman [1851]
  10. William
  11. Mary Ann [b 1836]

The family lived at

  • Mytholmroyd, Sowerby [1841]
  • 19 South Darley Street, Halifax [1851]

Baume, Samuel DavidRef B3246
[1873-1???] Son of William Henry Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a professional swimmer [1891].

In 1891, he and brother William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens

Baume, Thomas EdwardRef B3245
[1871-1???] Son of William Henry Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a confectioner and bread maker [1901].

In 1896, he married Lily Lehmann [1868-19??] from Durham, in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Samuel Victor [b 1897]
  2. Olga [b 1900]

The family lived at 3 Central Street, Nether Hoyland [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder William Beanland [aged 19] (confectioner) 

Baume's: W. H. Baume & CompanyRef B2324
Confectionery and biscuit manufacturers established around 1868 by William H. Baume business on St James's Road, Halifax.

In 1877, the business went into liquidation with a meeting of the creditors at the White Lion Hotel, Halifax on 11th June.

In 1884, the business was taken over by William Greenwood

Baume, WilfredRef B781
[1920-1943] Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baume of 43 Thomas Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Technical College / a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax, the Table Tennis & Cricket Club / employed in the goods yard of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway.

During World War II, he enlisted [January 1940], and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He took part in the Dunkirk_evacuation.

He was killed in North Africa [17th March 1943] (aged 23).

He was (possibly) buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church

Baume, WilliamRef B1052
[1810-1875] Or Balm [1861].

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer.

He married Sarah [1819-1885].


Sarah was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3799]: William [29th April 1875]; Sarah [17th January 1885]

Baume, WilliamRef B2756
[1834-1886] Son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Mytholmroyd [3rd October 1834].

Baptised at Wesleyan Methodist, Mytholmroyd [12th May 1835].

He was a Liberal / a grocer [1871] / a biscuit manufacturer employing 5 men 4 boys & grocer [1881]

At the Court Leet in Halifax [4th October 1870] he was fined 10/- for having a light (underweight) ½pound weight.

In 1857, he married Jane Hanson [1833-1???] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

  1. Emily Ann [b 1860]
  2. John William [b 1863]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1865]
  4. James Ernest [b 1872] who was a cloth maker salesman [1891]

The family lived at 51 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

Staying with them in August 1870, were Lucy Rodd and her parents. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal.

Living with them [in 1871] was niece Nellie Walton [aged 12].

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Samuel James [aged 29] (a foreman baker in a biscuit works).

After William's death, Jane carried on the business as a grocer [1891]

Baume, William HenryRef B1587
[1849-1877] Son of David Baume.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a confectioner.

Around 1868, he established the biscuit manufacturing business, W. H. Baume & Company.

In 1869, he married Annie Leah Thorp [1848-1???] from Warley.

Children:

  1. Thomas Edward
  2. Samuel David
  3. Annie Leah [1874-1882]
  4. William Henry [b 1875]

The family lived at 20 Crown Street, Halifax [1871, 1874].

In 1871, he was listed as a confectioner employing 1 man & 2 boys [1871].

In May 1877, he instituted liquidation proceedings for the business.

He died shortly afterwards, aged 28.


Question: Does anyone know whether this could have been suicide?

 

In 1878, Annie Leah Baume married Henry Higgins in Halifax.

In 1881, Annie Leah Baume widow was living at 87 George Street, Bradford [1881] with her 4 children.

In 1891, brothers Samuel David and William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens. Their mother Hannah Leah Baume, aged 43, widow, born in Sowerby Bridge was in the Bradford Infirmary & Dispensary.

In 1891, Annie Leah Baume, aged 43, died in Bradford.

The business – possibly continued by his son – was advertised in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1894 as


WILLIAM HENRY BAUME
STEAM BISCUIT MANUFACTURER
Wholesale Confectioner
AND FOREIGN WINE MERCHANT
46 NORTHGATE, HALIFAX
Bride Cakes and Funeral Biscuits, plain and ornamented
Plum, Seed and Sponge Cakes. Manufacturer of
the celebrated Yorkshire Thin Cakes
Public parties catered for on reasonable terms

Bawden, John L.Ref B1836
[18??-1???] Recorded in 1881 when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery

Baxendale, AndrewRef B3468
[1801-18??] He was a labourer of Southowram [1832] / a copperas boiler [1841, 1851]

In 1832, he married Elizabeth Oldfield [1801-1???] of Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James [b 1833] who was a copperas maker [1851]
  2. Emma [b 1835]
  3. Joshua
  4. Mary Ann [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. David [b 1843]
  6. Hariet [b 1846]
  7. Sarah A [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • Far Exley, Southowram [1841]
  • Exley, Southowram, Salterhebble [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] was Mary Britey [aged 35] (dress maker) 

Baxendale, CharlesRef B1210
[1875-19??] Born in Halifax.

In [Q3] 1900, he married Lena Sykes in Halifax.


Lena was the daughter of
George Sykes
 

Children:

  1. Lloyd [b 1908]

They lived at 7 Exeter Street, Salterhebble [1914].

Living with them [in 1914] was Lena's widowed mother, Sarah.

Sarah died 24th February 1914 (aged 82) 

Baxendale, DavidRef B2311
[1806-185?] He was a slater of Southowram [1829, 1831, 1834] / a copperas maker at Cinder Hills, Siddal [1841, 1845]

In 1828, he married Mary Patchett [1806-1???] in Calverley. Mary was a widow by 1861.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1829]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1831]
  3. Alfred [b 1834]
  4. Ann [b 1836]
  5. George [b 1840] who was a slater [1891]
  6. David [b 1843] who was a joiner's apprentice [1891]

The family lived at

  • Sinder Hills, Southowram [1841]
  • 5 Sowdens Buildings, Delver Row, Bradford [1861]

Baxendale, JohnRef B3475
[1842-1901] He was landlord of the Talbot, Halifax [1881] / (possibly) landlord of the Turk's Head, Halifax [1887, 1890] / a cigar merchant [1891] / landlord of the Boar's Head Hotel, Halifax [1894] / a retired licensed victualler [1901].

In 1876, he married Jane widow of John Edwin Turner.

The family lived at 13 Leicester Terrace, Skircoat [1891].

His stepson, Samuel Wallace Turner was living with them [1881, 1891]

In 1901, John and Jane were living at 7 Southgate, Halifax with Samuel Wallace Turner

Baxendale, JohnRef B9890
[1854-1891] He died following a roof fall at Quarry House Colliery [13th February 1891].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1062]

Baxendale, John ThompsonRef B1448
[1891-1917] Son of J. A. Baxendale of Halifax.

He married Eliza May.

They lived at 13 Worcester Road, Bootle, Liverpool.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with D Battery 149th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 17th July 1917 (aged 26).

He was buried at Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III E 20]

Baxendale, JosephRef B3338
[18??-18??] A young man lodging at the Park Hotel Beerhouse, Halifax.

On 13th August 1869, he was charged with having stolen a cotton sheet and a quilt which he then pledged for 2/-. He had previously spent 5 years in a reformatory at Mirfield. He pleaded guilty and was committed for trial

Baxendale, JoshuaRef B3469
[1838-1910] Son of Andrew Baxendale.

Born in Southowram.

He was a worsted spinner [1851].

In 1859, he joined the Army in Liverpool. He served a total of 19 years and 253 days, of which 4⅓ years were in New Zealand and 7⅓ years in India.

In 1861, he was at sea, travelling from India to New Zealand.

He received 2 good conduct badges and the New Zealand War Medal. He had 18 entries in the Defaulters' Book and was tried once by Court Martial.

He was a Private in the 70th Foot when he was discharged in 19th June 1879, being unfit for further service on account of the climates in New Zealand and India and his long service. He returned to Salterhebble.

He was a brass moulder.

He was living as a lodger with Frederick Roberts at the Blue Bell, Halifax [1881] / a lodger at Crosby Villa, Crosscanonby, Crosby, Cockermouth, Cumberland [1891] / a colliery labourer lodging at 29 Brick Row, Cockermouth, Cumberland [1901].

He died in Bellingham, Northumberland [1910]

Baxendale, ThomasRef B767
[1815-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a chemist & drysalter [1861].

Around 1836, he married Elizabeth [1815-1???] from Elland.

Children:

  1. Margaret Ann [b 1837] who was an invalid [1861]
  2. Jane [b 1840] who was a woollen weaver [1861]
  3. Emma [b 1842] who was a cotton piecer [1861]
  4. Thomas [b 1844] who was a cabinet maker [1861]
  5. Ruth [b 1846] who was a woollen piecer [1861]
  6. Joshua [b 1850]

The family lived at Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

Baxendale, WilliamRef B3450
[17??-18??] He was landlord of the Old Bull's Head, Halifax [1822, 1837]

Baxendale, WilliamRef B3451
[1837-1901] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1887, 1894].

In 1863, he married Jane Hirst [1843-1883] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Clifton
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1865]
  2. Frank [b 1867]
  3. Edgar [b 1869]
  4. James Arthur [1871-1873]
  5. Harry [b 1871]
  6. Walter [1873-1886]
  7. Charlie [b 1875]
  8. James William [b 1879]

Jane died in the Calder & Hebble Inn [21st August 1883].

Jane & sons James Arthur & Walter were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

H died in 1901

Baxter...Ref B177
The entries for people & families with the surname Baxter are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Baxter & CompanyRef B3088
Halifax solicitors. Recorded in 1886, when they were acting in a lease on Fenny Farm, Hipperholme

Baxter & GrangerRef B2006
Carpet and linoleum retailers at 7 Cheapside, Halifax [1905]. Established by James Baxter and Peter Granger.

They are also listed as school satchel, market bag and hassock manufacturers at Queen Street, Halifax [1905].

They were at 7 and 9 Cheapside, Halifax [1920], Prince's Arcade, Halifax [1936, 1942], New Brunswick Street, Halifax [1936], and 5 Market Street, Halifax [1936, 1942].

Their Market Street premises were at the top of Prince's Arcade, roughly where W. H. Smith now stands

Baxter (Halifax) LimitedRef B2425
Carpets and curtains business at 1 George Street, Halifax [1937]

Baxter House, NorthowramRef B3170
Numbers 17 & 19 Baxter Lane, Northowram. Late 17th century house built by Jeremiah Baxter.

See John Halliday

Baycliff LimitedRef B4571
Fancy leather manufacturer and saddle-bag makers.

They were at Skircoat Road [1936] and Akroyd Place, halifax [1952]

The Bayes family of LumbuttsRef B1918
William Bayes was an early member of the family

Bayes, Albert BenjaminRef B844
[1835-1916] Son of William Bayes.

Born in Lumbutts.

Baptised at Cross Stone, Todmorden [1835].

He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets He became a Quaker. He lived in Bradford, Todmorden and Brighouse.

In 1861, he and Walker Waddington bought Samuel Ward Walton's business in Todmorden.

He was schoolmaster's assistant his parents' school [1851] / teaching at his parents' school [1856] / a shopman (stationer) [1871] / printer, stationer and advertising agent at Briggate, Brighouse [1874] / a member of the Brighouse Monthly Meeting [1874] / a letterpress printer & stationer employing 3 men & 6 boys [1881] / a newspaper publisher & proprietor, letterpress printer, stationer, bookseller [1891].

He published the Bayes's Almanac, Brighouse & Elland Express, and Fox's Almanac from the Gazette Office in Briggate.

He printed Horsfall Turner's edition of The Rev Oliver Heywood BA 1630-1702.

In February 1899, he appears to have got into financial difficulties.

In May 1899, he proposed to visit America for about 6 months.

In 1869, he married Margaret Ellen [1842-1912] daughter of Elizabeth & Robert Foxcroft [1807-18??], from Erringden, in Bolton.

Children:

  1. Walter Robert
  2. James Austin [1871-1954]
  3. Anne Alice [b 1874]
  4. Mary Lavinia [1878-1954]

The family lived at

  • 2 Pavement, Todmorden [1871]
  • Stationers Shop, 79 Briggate, Brighouse [1881]
  • 4 Parsonage Street, Brighouse [1891]

In 1911, Albert Benjamin (formerly general stationer) was living with his daughter Annie Alice (confectioner) at 5 Byron Street, Bradford.

Margaret Ellen was buried at the Friends' Burial Ground, York [1912]. Albert Benjamin's death was registered in Leeds [1916].

See R. H. Ashworth

Bayes, Alfred WalterRef B410
[1832-1909] Son of William Bayes.

Born in Lumbutts.

He was schoolmaster at his parents' school in Lumbutts [1851] / an artist in oil colours [1881]

Around 1850, he moved to London to pursue his artistic career. He studied at the Heatherley's Art School, and made money from book illustration.

By 1858, he had exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, and the New Watercolour Society.

He was a Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

His painting of a Chartist meeting at the Basin Stone hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall.

He married Emily Ann, daughter of James Fielden.

Children:

  1. Emmeline [1867-1957] who became a fashion designer
  2. Walter [1869-1956] who became an artist
  3. Gilbert
  4. Jessie
All the children were born in London.

The family lived at 21 Adelaide Road, Hampstead [1881].

He died as a result of being knocked down by a taxi-cab in London.

He left an estate of £1,646

Bayes's AlmanacRef B843
An almanac first published by A. B. Bayes in 1873.

See Local Newspapers

Bayes, Gilbert WilliamRef B375
[1872-1953] Son of Alfred Walter Bayes.

Born in St Pancras, London.

Todmorden sculptor. He was President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (PRBS) / Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Painter in Watercolours (HRI) [1918] / a Member of the Art Workers Guild [1896] & Master of the Guilde [1925-1926] / Vice President of the Incorporated Association of Architects & Surveyors [1939-1944].

His work includes

He wrote Modelling for Sculpture: a book for the beginner [1930]

In 1906, he married Gertrude Smith [1870-1952] who was also a sculptor, in Farnham.

Children:

  1. Eleanor Jean [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 40 Boundary Road, Hampstead, London [1911]
  • 4 Greville Place, London NW6 (now known as Bayes House) [1931-1953]

Bayes, James AustinRef B3251
[1871-1954] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist & druggist [1901, 1911].

In 1900, he married Mabel Lizzie Horton [1870-1954] in Luton.

They lived at

  • Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire [1911]
  • Hendon, Middlesex [1954]

Bayes, JessieRef B1714
[1876-1970] Daughter of Alfred Walter Bayes.

She became a miniaturist and illustrator.

At the time of her death, she was writing the Bayes Saga

Bayes, Walter RobertRef B3250
[1870-1912] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at the Friends' School, Ackworth [1881] / a reporter & letterpress printer [1891]

Bayes, WilliamRef B1713
[1799-1851] He came from Northamptonshire.

He was a leather worker.

He moved to Todmorden where he was an early member of the Bayes family of Lumbutts.

He was a shoe maker [1841] / head of a school at Lumbutts [1850]

In 1826, he married Hannah Uttley at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1827] who died young
  2. Isaac [b 1829] who died young
  3. Albert Benjamin
  4. Alfred Walter

In 1851, after William's death, Hannah was school mistress at the school, Alfred Walter was schoolmaster, and Albert Benjamin was school mistress's assistant

The family lived at Lumbutts, Langfield, Todmorden [1841, 1851].

Bayfield, Rev BenjaminRef B2310
[1808-1866] On 8th June 1841, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Waterhouse, in Halifax.

He lived at Soyland [1845].

He was Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1841-1847].

He left Ripponden to serve at Shinfield, Berkshire.

He died at Halifax. He was buried in the Waterhouse Vault at Halifax Parish Church

Bayley Hall, HalifaxRef B2736
Recorded in 1707, when the Stancliffe family acquired the property from John Bottomley.

See Bailey Hall, Halifax

Baylis, FrankRef B933
[1890-1918] Son of John Baylis.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a woollen raiser [1911] / employed by Edwards & Rawson at Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge.

On 26th December 1912, he married Frances Hunter [1888-1916] in Halifax.


Frances was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1913] who died in infancy
  2. Leslie [1914-1915] who died in infancy

The children were born & died in Halifax.

The family lived at 20 Undercliffe Terrace, Halifax.

Frances died Q4 1916 (aged 28).

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles, Egypt, Palestine & France.

He was killed in action at the Battle of Lys [29th April 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd June & 29th June 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Roll of Honour at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Church.

His brother John also died in the War

Baylis, JohnRef B1764
[1834-1919] Born in Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales.

He was a farmer [1881] / a gardener [1891] / a worker on the land [1901].

He married Ann [1845-19??].


Ann was born in Llangum, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William [b 1866]
  3. Christiana [b 1868]
  4. Mary E [b 1869]
  5. George [b 1872] who was a butcher [1891]
  6. Edward [b 1874] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
  7. Fred [b 1875] who was a woollen apprentice [1891]
  8. Laura [b 1877] who was a cotton reeler [1901] & married Joe Ratcliffe
  9. Frank [b 1879] who was a worsted apprentice [1891]
  10. Arthur [b 1886] who was a pattern maker [1901]
  11. Reginald [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]
  • 18 Cemetery Road, Elland [1891]
  • 35 Park Road, Elland [1901]

John died in 1919 (aged 82) 

Baylis, JohnRef B932
[1865-1950] Son of John Baylis.

Born in Wales.

He was a gardener [1888].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Annie Maria Pollington [1866-1937] in Tonbridge, Kent.


Annie Maria was born in Tonbridge
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1889]
  2. Frank
  3. John

The family lived at Darnes Avenue, King Cross [1911].

Sons Frank & John died in World War I

Baylis, JohnRef B1457
[1892-1918] Son of John Baylis.

In [Q2] 1918, he married Amy Siddall in Halifax.

They lived at 36 New Marsh, Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded [12th October 1918] and went into the American Hospital.

He died of wounds [1st November 1918] (aged 26).

He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII M 11A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

His brother Frank also died in the War

Baylis, NicholasRef B1213
[16??-1???] The name is variously transcribed as Bayley Or Batley. Of Baildon.

He married Mary, daughter of Michael Best.

Heywood comments that


they lived for a while at Mountain and helped to waste the property
 

Baylis, WilliamRef B2234
[18??-19??] Florist, seedsman, nurseryman and landscape gardener at Edwards Road, Pye Nest [1905]

Baynes, JamesRef B2605
[17??-18??] Listed as a Halifax Gent [1791]

Bazzanti, NiccolòRef B510
[1802-18??] Florentine sculptor who made a lifesize marble bust of a veiled lady which can be seen in Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The bust has been said to be of Edward Akroyd's wife Elizabeth,

Alongside are busts of Edward Akroyd and William Wordsworth, (possibly) also by Bazzanti

BDARef B671
Abbr: Bradford Dyers' Association

Beach, CyrilRef B1393
[1925-1944] Son of Rose & Herbert Beach of 16 Bracewell Drive, Wheatley.

He was educated at Ovenden New School / an apprentice butcher with J. D. Ward of Bank Top, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Capel.

He was lost [26th December 1944] (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed in the Channel by German Submarine U-486, with the loss of 76 of her crew, including her commander, 8 officers, and 67 men

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 81 3], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beacon ClubRef B2026
A 19th century gentleman's club held at the Corporation Arms, Gibbet Street, Halifax. The members entertained each other by singing, playing musical instruments, and reciting. John Hartley was a member and found fame when he recited here

Beacon Firelighting CompanyRef B2296
Firelighter manufacturers at West View Road, Boothtown [1905]

Beacon Hill, HalifaxRef B43
The hill which rises to 864 ft above sea-level, and overlooks Halifax from the east.

Beacon Hill House, HalifaxRef B628
Refreshments were sold here in the late 19th century

Beacon Hill Recreation Ground, HalifaxRef B2516
Recorded in 1936

Beacon Hill Round Barrow, BarkislandRef B654
Ringstone Edge. A Bronze Age burial mound – a bowl barrow – about 90 ft by 65 ft across and 5 ft high.

In 1907, a part of eastern edge of the mound was removed when a wall was built. During excavations at that time, 2 urns, burned bone and charcoal were found

Beacon Hill TunnelRef B188
Railway tunnel on the line from Halifax to Bradford which goes underneath Beacon Hill. It is 1,105 yards long. Neo-Norman style. It was constructed in 1846-1849 for the West Riding Union Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company and opened in 1852.

See Benjamin Gommersall

Beacon Lodge [No 4066] Masonic LodgeRef B2799
Masonic Lodge. Consecrated in 1920 as a daughter Lodge of the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge.

They met on the first Thursday of the month.

They were at the Freemasons' Hall, Halifax [1937].

Officers of the Lodge have included

  • A. Pulman – Master [1937]

Beacon PanRef B116
The popular name for the beacon on Beacon Hill

Beacon productsRef B2224
Beacon was a trademark of Law & Crossley Limited

Beacon Radio Manufacturing Company LimitedRef B2532
Radio engineers. Makers of
Atlas ... the good honest radio

at 75 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1936]

Beacon, Th'Ref B694
Aka Beacon Almanac.

Almanac containing prose and verse compositions, edited by Arthur William Bickerdike and published around 1873

Beacon Welter HandicapRef B1487
See Halifax Race Course

Beaconsfield Centre, HalifaxRef B2748
A referral unit for disruptive children established in the former Caddy Field Board School when that closed in the 1980s.

It was later converted into flats and known as Beaconsfield

Beacroft-Mitchell, JohnRef B2523
[1976-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2009-2010]

Beal, William HenryRef B107
[1849-1930] Born in Elton, Huntingdonshire.

He was a sewing machine dealer & mechanic [1911].

He had the agency for White Sewing Machines.

He built Whitehall, Halifax

In [Q4] 1884, he married Clara Peak [1861-19??] from Kingston, Surrey.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. Winifred Alice [b 1875] who was born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA, and was a bookkeeper (wool buying) [1911]
  5. Bertha [b 1886] who was a foreign correspondent (loom making) [1911]

The family lived at 1 Russell Street, Halifax [1911]

Beale, EbenezerRef B2524
[18??-1???] An electrician living at 4 Caroline Terrace, Halifax.

In July 1884, he was summoned by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Company for unlawfully making use of the electrical communicator on a train without reasonable excuse.

In his defence, he said that he was a passenger on a train travelling from Brighton to London and, as he was interested in electricity, he was examining the bell and had pulled out the knob when

all of a sudden it went off before he know where he was

causing the train to be stopped.

At Croydon Petty Sessions, the Mayor asked Beale whether he had come all the way from Halifax to answer the summons. Beale replied that he had travelled from Manchester, whereupon the Mayor dismissed the case. The prosecution said that it was not the company's fault that Beale lived in Halifax, and the Mayor said

No, but it is the defendant's misfortune

Beale was eventually fined 2/6d plus 7/- costs

Beale, Eleanor P.Ref B856
[18??-19??] JP.

Of Luddendenfoot. She was appointed magistrate for the West Riding in 1935

Beames, JohnRef B3333
[18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1914-1921]. He won caps for Great Britain, for Other Nations and for Wales while at Halifax

Beamish, Huldine V.Ref B2590
[18??-19??] Big-game huntress and writer.

She and her partner, Letitia, the granddaughter of George Wheelhouse Robinson, farmed in Portugal.

She wrote a book about Portugal entitled The Hills of Alemtejo, in which she documents the history of Robinson Brothers' business in Portugal

Beamish, Rev John ForsterRef B1263
[18??-19??] He was Curate of St James's Church, Halifax [1902] / Curate-in-charge at St Matthew's Church, Rishworth [1905, 1908].

In 1909, he moved to Upperthong, Holmfirth

Bean, Alexander Henry StillingfleetRef B3523
[1849-1929] Son of Rev Alexander Louis Wellington Bean.

Born in Bolton.

He was Curate of Sowerby [1881]. He went on to serve as rector of Firbeck, Worksop.

In 1883, he married Lucy Caroline Cooper in Warwick.

Children:

  1. Francis [b 1884] who died aged 5 months

The infant Francis is mentioned on his grandfather's memorial in Sowerby Church

Bean, Rev Alexander Louis WellingtonRef B714
[1816-1895] MA.

Born in Amboise, France.

He was Vicar of Sowerby [1852-1895]

He was instrumental in building Triangle Infants' School and Sowerby District National School.

In 1848, he married (1) Marian Jane Stillingfleet [1819-1861] at Evesham.

Children:

  1. Alexander Henry Stillingfleet
  2. Clement Willoughby [b 1851] who became a clergyman

Marian Jane died at Sowerby Parsonage [26th June 1861].

In 1867, he married (2) Ellen Susanna Rawson.

The Wakefield Diocesan Gazette for October 1898 reported:

  • St Peter's Church Sowerby 17th September 1898 – A very handsome mural tablet in memory of the late Vicar Mr Bean.

    This is on the south side of church, near the chancel

  • A second and greater memorial to the late Vicar – The Bean Memorial School at Triangle – will be opened shortly

He placed 2 mosaics in the apse of Sowerby Church in memory of his wife.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Bean, Cecil GordonRef B1458
[1887-1918] Son of Henry Thomas Bean.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He died 25th March 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [Grave Ref 2 G 14].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Bean, Harold KnowlesRef B836
[1857-1916] His father was a doctor.

Born in Goole.

Harold practised medicine in Halifax.

He emigrated to Australia.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

He served with the Australian forces in the South African War.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Australian Army Medical Corps.

He served with the Field Ambulance in Gallipoli & Egypt, and contracted disease in Egypt.

He died on the hospital ship Karrawana [24th September 1916] (aged 59).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bean, Henry ThomasRef B1459
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1882, he married Mary Enticott in Marylebone, London.

Children:

  1. Cecil Gordon

Henry Thomas died.

Mary married Mr McCallan.

They lived at 7 Gooder Lane, Brighouse

Bean Hole Head, Cross StoneRef B391
17th century house. A sizing mill is recorded here in the early 1700s.

Plasterwork and other parts of the building are dated MW and DB with a Royal coat of arms, ED, 1634 RSA with a Royal coat of arms, 1638 RAS, and WS 1700 - possibly for the Sutcliffe family

Bean, Margaret AliceRef B758
[1945-1960] The body of the 15-year-old office worker from Bramley Lane, Hipperholme was found in a house in Shaw Hill Lane, Halifax on 17th April 1960. She had been battered about the head. Arthur Eastwood, a 19-year-old bus conductor, was also found unconscious from the effects of coal gas

Bean, WilliamRef B720
[1864-1???] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a traveller [1891] / a commercial clerk [1901].

In [Q4] 1886 he married Fanny Elizabeth Jagger in Halifax.


Fanny Elizabeth was the daughter of
Mr Jagger
 

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 1888]
  2. Jessie Hannah [b 1891]

In 1891, the family were living with Fanny Elizabeth's widowed mother Hannah.

The family lived at 24 Keswick Road, Blackpool [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were Fanny Elizabeth's mother Hannah and visitor Ben Robinson [aged 57] (shoemaker) 

Beanholehead&44; StansfieldRef B1834
Area of Stansfield

Beanland, H.Ref B865
[1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Beanland, WilliamRef B1549
[1781-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Beard, BenjaminRef B3176
[1766-1809] Son of James Beard.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [26th October 1766].

On 9th April 1787, he married Sarah Armitage at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. Benjamin

He died 18th October 1809.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [23rd October 1809]

Beard, BenjaminRef B2976
[1805-1878] Son of Benjamin Beard.

He was a labourer at Norland [1841] / a farmer at Norland [1851] / at Hollin Well, Norland a farmer of 8 acres [1861, 1871].

On 19th July 1829, he married Susannah (Susy) Butler [1806-1876] in Elland.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Hannah

The family lived at

In 1851, the family were living at Lane Head, Sowerby and sharing a house with Jabez Evers and family.

In 1871, the family were living at 10 Holling Well, Norland with their Evers grandchildren John Henry, William Edward, Jim Herbert and Mary Annie. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,000. His niece Hannah Evers was executor

Beard, BernardRef B1586
[1918-1944] Son of Emily & James Beard.

He married Winifred.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He died 10th June 1944 (aged 26).

He was buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 11 C 1]

Beard, DavidRef B1657
[1840-1863] Son of Martha & James Beard.

Baptised in Halifax [3rd May 1940].

In [Q2] 1852, he married Sarah Crossley in Halifax.

David died Q3 1863.

In 1864, Sarah married (2) James Cardwell

Beard, JamesRef B4251
[1740-1803] On 2nd October 1765, he married Sarah [1730-1798] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the widow of
Henry Fielden of New Hall, Elland
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Nanny [bapt 1768] who married [1786] James Kitchen
  3. John [bapt 1769-1777]
  4. Martha [1771-1826] who married [1870] John Sheard
  5. James

The family lived at New Hall, Elland.

Sarah died 15th March 1798.

James died 10th August 1803.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church with Henry Fielden

Beard, JamesRef B4560
[1775-1842] Son of James Beard.

He lived at New Hall, Elland.

In March 1826, James is recorded as giving his cottage tenants a treat – a good supper – and giving them their rent back when times were hard and several of them were out of employment.

He died 2nd January 1842.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Beard, MarthaRef B3177
[1798-18??] Daughter of Benjamin Beard.

On 10th June 1821, she married (1) Crossley Siddal in Elland.

On 31st December 1827, she married (2) Jonathan Taylor in Halifax

The Bearder familyRef B3151
In the 1790s, John Bearder, John Bearder, and Thomas Bearder moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf, thereby establishing the family in Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

Bearder, AlfredRef B3147
[1848-19??] Son of Thomas Bearder.

Born in Bowling, Bradford.

He was a cashier for a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1891] / a company accountant [1885].

In 1882, he married Mary Jane Ingham in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Harold Ingham
  2. Constance [b 1887]
  3. Margrite Ingham [b 1894] who married [1923] Richard de Zouche

Around 1885, the family moved to Halifax.

The family lived at Shaw House, Skircoat [1885]

Bearder, AmeliaRef B3145
[1811-1865] Born in Derbyshire.

In 1829, she married William Jagger. They were both living in Shelf.

She died in Shelf

Bearder CharityRef B3150
Established by John Alfred Bearder in 1991, after he inherited a sum of money from ??

Bearder, Harold InghamRef B1546
[1883-1970] MA.

Son of Alfred Bearder.

Born in Frizinghall, Bradford [29th November 1883].

He qualified as an attorney in December 1908.

He became a solicitor of Hopwood Hall, Halifax [1934]. He established the firm of Bearder's in Halifax.

In 1912, he married Kathleen Murgatroyd in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Alfred

Harold died Q4 1970.

See Halifax Incorporated Law Society Limited, John Chambers Swallow and Walter Evelyn Wright

Bearder, JohnRef B3143
[17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1812, he married a widow, Hannah Atkinson from Shelf

Bearder, JohnRef B3142
[1783-1861] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1804, he married (1) Hannah Harrison [1783-1834] from Shelf.

Children:

  1. George [b 1805]
  2. William [b 1807]
  3. Betsy [b 1809]
  4. John [1810-1849]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1815]
  6. Thomas
  7. Joseph [1818-1869]
  8. Benjamin [1820-1889]
  9. Ruth [b 1821]
  10. Martha [b 1822]
  11. Maria [b 1824]
  12. Harrison [1828-1918]
The first 3 children were born in Shelf.

In 1810, the family moved moving to Bradford where John worked as manager of the blast furnace operation for the Bowling Iron Company. John and the later children were born in Bowling.

In 1838, he married (2) Maria Midgley [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1838]
  2. Jane [b 1842]

Bearder, John AlfredRef B3149
[1913-1998] OBE, TD, MA.

Son of Harold Ingham Bearder

He was educated at Oxford. He became a solicitor and joined his father's firm, Bearder's, in Halifax.

He was involved with many local charities. In 1991, he inherited a sum of money which he used to establish the Bearder Charity

See John Chambers Swallow

Bearder's SolicitorsRef B3148
Halifax solicitors established by Harold Ingham Bearder

Bearder, ThomasRef B3144
[17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1808, he married Priscilla Sutcliffe [1783-18??] from Ovenden and Shelf, in Bradford.

Thomas joined the army shortly after the marriage.

He may have died in India

Bearder, ThomasRef B3146
[1817-1888] Son of John Bearder.

Born in Bowling, Bradford.

In 1845, he married Martha Thomas from Bowling.

Children:

  1. Alfred
  2. Alice [b 1850]

Beards, JosephRef B1551
[1787-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Beardsworth, JaneRef B1494
[1808-1850] Of Birmingham. Daughter of Caroline and John Beardsworth.

She married (1) John Edwards Dyson.

She married (2) William James Moore, cousin of her first husband

Bearnshaw Tower, TodmordenRef B128
Aka Bernshaw Tower. Above Cornholme.

It has been associated with the Pendle Witches.

A local legend says that there was treasure buried beneath a tower here. So many treasure-hunters dug for the hoard that the tower became unsafe and collapsed [around 1860]. Only a farm now remains.

Lady Sybil lived here

Beater Clough, CornholmeRef B1650

The BeatlesRef B2414
On 9th October 1964, the group stayed at Holdsworth House after performing at Bradford.

Local gossip had it that they were going to stay at the Raggalds, Queensbury, so the visit to Holdsworth House was fairly low-key

Beattie, Rev JohnRef B912
[17??-18??] He was a missionary in the South Seas and had been captured by the French. He became Minister at Elland Unitarian Chapel [September 1815-1834]. He is listed as Master of the Free School [1822] He had a school in Elland [1834, 1842]

Beatty, GeorgeRef B1531
[1913-1940] Son of Martha & Ambrose Beatty of Ladyship Terrace, Ovenden.

He was employed by Hebble Mills, Wheatley / a player with Halifax RUFC.

In [Q1] 1936, he married Audrey May / Mary in Halifax.


Audrey came from Liverpool, and was the widow of Mr Mundy
 

They lived at 6 Greenwood Terrace, Shroggs Road.

He had 7 years' regular service.

During World War II, he enlisted [July 1939], and served as a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the Battle of France [1st June 1940] (aged 27).

He was buried at Hondschoote Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beau, Bernard Slading LeRef B978
[1841-1885] Born in Stepney.

Headmaster of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [14th August 1871-20th June 1873].

He died in Ashton-under-Lyne [27 April 1885]

Beauchamp, AlfredRef B3329
[1841-1921] Born in Frome, Somerset.

He was a small wire drawer [1871, 1881] / publican at the Black Bull, Brighouse [1887, 1891] / landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1900] / a wire drawer (retired) [1901, 1911].

On 11th December 1900, he was fined 10/- plus 5/6d costs for permitting drunkenness on his premises.

In 1867, he married Emma Sophia Norvill [1839-1916] in Frome, Somerset.

Children:

The family lived at

  • 14 Leafland Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 12 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 15 Colin Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 South Darley Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was Emma's father Charles Norvill [aged 70] (tailor) 

Beaufort-Jones, Rev MichaelRef B2231
[1937-1997] Originally from Surrey, Michael de Montalt B Beaufort-Jones was educated at Trinity Junior Boys School and Heath Grammar School. He was a good athlete and set records for the 888 yards and for the mile whilst at Heath. He worked in the printing industry before becoming Vicar of All Souls' Church, Haley Hill [19??]

Beauland, MessrsRef B2513
Contractors employed in the construction of several new buildings in Halifax [1858].

In May 1858, several stone masons working for the company went on strike because of

the obnoxious code of rules that were sought to be enforced by the masters

The men returned to work when the rules were withdrawn.

Halifax stone-masons went on strike in February 1859

Beaumont...Ref B13
The entries for people & families with the surname Beaumont are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Beaumont's: Abraham & John BeaumontRef B2360
Stone merchants and masons at Upper Edge, Elland [1861]

Beaumont Brothers (Halifax) LimitedRef B2108
Ripponden haulage business established by Harry Hargreaves Beaumont. They were at Ripponden Garage and Manchester House

Beaumont Clough Bridge, ErringdenRef B740
Pinnacle Lane. 18th century packhorse bridge on route to Horsehold across Beaumont Clough

Beaumont Clough, ErringdenRef B1845
Stream and valley at Erringden. Beaumont Clough Bridge, Erringden crosses the stream.

Traces of mediæval iron-working have been found here

Beaumont's: Godfrey & Butterworth BeaumontRef B296
Grocers at Elland.

Partners included Godfrey Beaumont and Butterworth Beaumont.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1858

Beaumont TownRef B45
Former name of Claremount when it was developed by Thomas Parker, supported and encouraged by Rev George Beaumont.

Recorded in 1861 & 1867.

At a meeting – chaired by Thomas Parker – in October 1864, it was decided to change the name to Claremont

See Town

Beaumount, Hebden BridgeRef B361
Area of Hebden Bridge

Beauvoir EngineeringRef B2016
Engineering manufacturer of nuts and bolts at Luddenden. Founded in 18??.

Closed in 1982

Beavan, DennisRef B917
[1918-1943] Son of Mary & Francis Beavan of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 6th November 1943 (aged 25).

He was buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref B3 S 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Patmos War Memorial

Beavan, Rev S.Ref B2901
[18??-1???] Minister at Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden. He preached his last sermon there on 1st August 1897

Beaver, JamesRef B1981
[1793-18??]

He married Susey [1805-18??].


Susey, of Wadsworth, was the daughter of William Farrar, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1840] who married [1859] William Pickles
  2. Thomas [b 1841]
  3. Emma Jane [b 1844] who married [1870] Samuel Thorp
  4. Fanny Maria [b 1848-1900] who married John Shackleton

The family lived at Todmorden [1851]

James died at Wadsworth in 1853 (aged 61).

In 1860, Susey married Thomas Pickles

Bebee, HaroldRef B871
[1886-1915] Born in Skipton.

He was a postman in Skipton, before moving to Halifax where he was a postman in Halifax, Illingworth & Pellon.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Georgina Bristow in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [1910-1966]
  2. Fanny [b 1911]
  3. Walter [b 1913]

The family lived at 16 Garside Street, King Cross, Halifax.

He was killed at Hill 60 [18th April 1915] (aged 29).

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

Bechuanaland chiefsRef B879
In October 1895, 3 chiefs from Bechuanaland [now Botswana] visited Halifax during a tour of Britain to win support for their campaign to protect their tribal lands from Cecil Rhodes's colonial expansion. The 3 men – Khama, Sebele and Bathoen – stayed with the Whitley family at Greenroyds and addressed hundreds of people at a meeting at Halifax Mechanics' Institute

Beck & ParkerRef B20
19th century brewers at 6 Stone Trough Lane.

Recorded in 1834 & 1835, when they were listed as public brewers.

Partners included Peter Beck and William Parker.

In August 1835, Thomas Wilkinson Hemingway, a card maker of Hightown, Leeds, brought an action again Parker and Beck, on the warranty of a horse which they had sold to Hemingway. The Jury found for Hemingway and awarded £25 damages.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in November 1835, all debts being paid by Peter Beck

Beck, Charles ErnestRef B1460
[1876-1918] Son of Hannah & John Beck of 89 Chaucer Drive, St Giles, Lincoln.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with the South African Infantry 4th Regiment.

He died 8th October 1918 (aged 42).

He was buried at Beaurevoir British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 6]

Beck, ClementRef B1590
[1918-1943] Son of Eliza & Joseph Beck of 2 Priestley Court, Stead Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Stannary Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Secondary Modern School / employed by Robinson & Barraclough in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died in a Military Hospital in India [28th February 1943] (aged 25).

He was buried at Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India [Grave Ref L 21]. and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beck, HughRef B2827
[1826-1862] Son of Peter Beck.

He was a banker's clerk [1841].

He became a master brewer. He joined his father's brewing business at the Stone Trough Brewery

Beck, IsaacRef B2439
[16??-1680] Of Mount Pellon, Halifax.

Heywood writes that


[Beck], formerly a servant to William Kitchenman, had ... run away to Ireland, was come again, worked here and there, but was grown to an incredible height of wickedness in all kinds, an horrible swearer, blasphemer, if any reproved him, he would purposely swear far worse. Working in hay-time at Kitchenman's, forking up hay, and his cart coming, he swore that no cart should come to that barn floor. A lass on the hay mow bade him be quiet saying
what have you done to stop them!

he answered with horrible execration,

if I were at thee I would kill thee

upon which mounting the ladder ... he came down, hurt his leg.

It swelled as thick as a lusty man's body, he had terrible pain of it about a quarter of a year, it could not be healed, he died of it, was buried at Halifax October 12th 1680

 

Beck, PeterRef B48
[1785-1851] Born in Chester.

He was a brewer in Bradford before moving to Halifax.

In 1837, he took over the Stone Trough Brewery from T. Boothroyd & Son.

On 28th April 1824, he married Elizabeth Riley [1795-1868] at St Peter's Church, Bradford.

Children:

  1. Hugh
  2. William [b 1827]
  3. Robert Egerton [b 1829]
  4. Harriet [1831-1887] who married [1st October 1856] John Robert Haldenby Keyworth [1828-1918] of Lincoln; she died in Birkenhead and was buried in Lincoln

The children were baptised at St Peter's, Bradford

The family lived at

  • Stone Trough House, Trinity Road [1841, 1851]
  • St John's Lane, Halifax [1861]

His son, Hugh, became a master brewer and joined the business.

The business was acquired by Smith & Foster, and then by Lupton, Charnock & Company.

Peter died 22nd September 1851.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Bradford [26th September 1851].

Elizabeth died at Greestone House, Lincoln [15th February 1868].

See Beck & Parker

Beck, ThomasRef B3341
[1821-1864] From York.

Landlord of the Bridge Tavern, Halifax [1861, 1864]

Becket's WellRef B2362
A name for Pecket Well in the 19th century

Beckwith'sRef B1688
Machine makers, whitesmiths, bell-hangers and hot-water engineers established in 1868 by Christopher Beckwith at Mill Lane, Brighouse.

Around 1885, he moved to Central Works, Victoria Mills, Mill Lane. The premises stood next to the Royal Hotel, Brighouse, and were leased from the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company.

Around 1895, they installed heating apparatus at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Beckwith BrothersRef B2348
Machine makers, whitesmiths and bellhangers, makers of strained wire fencing, iron hurdles, entrance and field gates, wrought and cast iron railings and stairs, and balustrades at Central Works, Brighouse [1874, 1881]

Beckwith, ChristopherRef B1689
[18??-19??] Established Beckwith's in 1868.

He lived at Bonegate, Brighouse.

He married Hannah Jenkinson [1849-1900]


Hannah was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Jenkinson of Giggleswick.

She died 16th January 1900

 

Beckwith, James BrookRef B3061
[1844-1920] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a blacksmith [1911].

(Possibly) in [Q2] 1865, he married (1) Annie Walker [1846-1871] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Mary [1869-1872] who died aged 14 months

In [Q3] 1871, he married (2) Mary Hudson [1834-1913] from Pannal.

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1873]

The family lived at 41 Manley Street, Brighouse [1911].

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Beckwith, RogerRef B3471
[17??-17??] Curate at Cross Stone [1749]

Beddoe, GeorgeRef B1292
[19??-19??] Editor of the Halifax Courier [1971-1979]

Bedford...Ref B155
The entries for people & families with the surname Bedford are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bedford's: James Bedford & CompanyRef B2020
Engineering company founded by James Bedford at Weymouth Street, Halifax in 1882. The business later moved to Mount Street, Halifax [1890].

Publicity mentions

their celebrated patent Un-X-Ld outlet and syphon ventilators

which won the company a famous reputation.

See Hill & Hey

Bedford's Stores, HalifaxRef B2648
A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Bass's, Allsopp's, Guiness's and Wheatley's Hop Bitters in half pint and pint Screw Stoppered Bottle

P & P Brewed Ginger Beer and Stout

2/-d per dozen pints

62 King Cross, Halifax

Bedforth, JosephRef B1830
[1804-1869] He was a builder in Halifax.

He married (1) Harriet Paley [1809-1847].


Harriet was the sister of Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] and (possibly) the eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park
 

Children:

  1. Michael John
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1835-1847]
  3. Harriet Paley [1836-1848]
  4. Emily Jane [1838-1847]
  5. Cornelius [1841-1842]
  6. Anna Maria [1843] who died aged 9 months
  7. Joseph [1846-1847] who died aged 1 month

Harriet died (possibly) in childbirth [4th January 1847] (aged 38).

She and her 6 youngest children were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax and later re-interred at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In [Q1] 1848, he married (2) Harriet Casson [1804-1869].

Harriet died 21st February 1869 (aged 65).

In [Q4] 1870, he married (3) Mary Casson.

Joseph died 12th October 1882 (aged 74) 

Mary died 5th November 1886 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park, was buried [7th April 1870] alongside the family

Bedforth, Michael JohnRef B1831
[1833-1888] Son of Joseph Bedforth.

Emma Elizabeth died 21st February 1879 (aged 44).

Michael John died 20th January 1888 (aged 54).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Bedlam Heights, OvendenRef B1530
Recorded in 1841

Bedlam Hill, Pecket WellRef B938
There are several Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks on a rock here. It is said that there was a stone circle here

Bedwater CloughRef B1774
See Yorkshire-Lancashire border

Bedworth & SonsRef B2107
Sawyer of Horton Street, Halifax. The works were damaged by a gale on 16th December 1873, and one man was killed and others injured by a falling chimney

Bedworth, LawrenceRef B1265
[1895-1916] Son of Thomas Henry Bedworth.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, and was captain of the football team (3 years), was of the school (2 years).

He left Heath on receiving a civil service appointment in London.

During World War I, he joined the anti-aircraft section [September 1914], and transferred to the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), and he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/5th Battalion before transferring to the 169th Trench Mortar Battery.

His brothers Arthur & Charles Harold also served in the War.

Lawrence died in the Dardanelles [10th September 1916] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [7th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9D]

Bedworth, Thomas HenryRef B1287
[1857-1944] Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was an elementary teacher [1891] / a schoolmaster [1901] / a schoolmaster (Halifax Municipal) [1911].

In 1883, he married Emily Summerscales [1857-1936] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1884] who was a telegraph clerk [1901]
  2. Alice [b 1888]
  3. Charles Harold [b 1890] who was a draper's assistant [1911]
  4. Lawrence

The family lived at

  • 21 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 18 Rothwell Mount, Halifax [1911, 1916]

During World War I, sons Arthur, served with the Royal Engineers, Charles Harold served with the Cheshire Regiment, and Lawrence served with the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).

Lawrence died in the conflict.

Emily died at home [25th July 1836].

Thomas Henry died at home [15th June 1844].

The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley [Grave Ref: 410]

Bee Hive WoolsRef B1335
The trade name under which J. & J. Baldwin & Partners sold their yarns and wools. It included the company's registered trademark of a bee hive

Bee, IshmaelRef B2643
[1854-1929] Son of Edward Bee.

Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

He moved to Wortley [1881].

He was a market gardener. He was an ice cream dealer at Thomas Street East, Siddal [1905].

In 1881, he married (1) Elizabeth Day [1859-1893] from Penistone.

Children:

  1. John Edward [b 1883]
  2. Annie [b 1888]
  3. Joe [b 1888]
  4. Florence [b 1890]
The family lived at

  • 10 Longbottom Buildings, Southowram [1891]
  • 2 Thomas Street South [1901]

In 1893, he married (2) Mary Hannah Naylor [1851-1899].

In 1900, he married (3) Mary Hannah Green [18??-19??]

Beech, Edmund BuckleyRef B92
[1895-1915] Illegitimate son of Sarah Beech.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a roving layer-on in a cotton mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action [9th May 1915] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 5 & 6], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Beech, George TownendRef B1444
[1898-1917] Son of Annie & George Beech of Carver Clough, Rishworth.

Born in Royton, Lancashire.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 29th April 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref IV C 14]

Beech Grove, HalifaxRef B2786
House on Savile Road.

Owners and tenants have included

In the 1970s, the house was in 2 occupancies

Beech Hill, HalifaxRef B1277
Owners and tenants have included

In the 1890s, it was proposed to build the Wheatley Valley Bridge from here to St George's Church, Lee Mount

Beech Hill, HalifaxRef B4420
Area of Halifax, around Pellon Lane and Mount Pleasant Avenue

Beech House, StainlandRef B9310
Owners and tenants have included

Beech House, WarleyRef B611
Beech Road. Formerly known as The Bache, Warley.

Owners and tenants have included

Beech Recreation Ground, Sowerby BridgeRef B1566
Opened in 1903.

In 1965, it was redeveloped at a cost of £6,000

Beech Royde, IllingworthRef B1305
House on the corner of Keighley Road and Beechwood Avenue; on the left-hand side of Keighley Road travelling from Halifax towards Illingworth Church. Owners and tenants have included

Beech, SarahRef B1422
[1872-1946] Born in East Layton, Yorkshire.

She was a weaver [1911].

She had 2 children, father(s) unknown:

  1. Edmund Buckley Beech
  2. Harold John Beech [1903-1935]

The family lived at

  • 14 Waterloo Road End, Todmorden [1911]
  • 10 Market Street, Shade [1915]

Harold John & Sarah were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Beecham, Sir ThomasRef B298
[1879-1961] Conductor. He appeared at the Victoria Hall [March 1924], the Theatre Royal [28th November 1932], and the Theatre Royal [January 1938]

Beechfield, HalifaxRef B3091
Rawson Avenue. In the 1911 census, it was listed as having 10 rooms.

Owners and tenants have included

Beechroyd Chapel of Rest, Sowerby BridgeRef B2728
Beech Road

Beechwood House, HolmfieldRef B1838
Owners and tenants have included

Beechwood housing estateRef B675
Housing estate at Sowerby which was built in the 1930s. Many of the residents were moved here from Bogden, Sowerby Bridge

Beechwood Road LibraryRef B787
Illingworth

Beechwood Road Local History GroupRef B886
In 2014, they held meetings at St Andrew's Church, Holmfield

Beecroft's: E. R. Beecroft LimitedRef B2525
Sports outfitters at 15a Union Street, Halifax [1936]

Beer Bottle LabelsRef B2858
Most local breweries had their own distinctive labels on their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

See Beer Mats and Bottles

Beer, DorisRef B555
[19??-2000] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle. A dialect poet who often contributed to the Halifax Courier and wrote three slim volumes of dialect poetry:

  • Med i' 'Alifax [1977]
  • T' Weaver's Web Frem T'Pennines [1979]
  • Pennine Thowts

Beer MatsRef B2859
Most local breweries had their own distinctive beer mats to promote and advertise their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

See Beer Bottle Labels and Bottles

Beestingstone, WarleyRef B1042
Farm. Aka Royles Head, Warley

Beeston Hall, RippondenRef B170
/ Soyland. Aka Thrum Hall.

This is an early 17th century house built by the Royd family. Dated 1628 LAUS DEO

Owners and tenants have included

In 1810, Beestonhirst Mill was split off from Thrum Hall

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

See Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden

Beeston HirstRef B730
See Beeston Hall and Lower Beestonhirst

Beeston Mill, Holywell GreenRef B2338
Aka Holme Mill

BeestonhirstRef B721
See Beeston Hall, Beestonhirst Mill, Bychestonehirst, Far Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Middle Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Thrum Hall, Ripponden and Upper Beestonhirst, Ripponden

Beestonhirst HallRef B1378
See Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden

BeestonleyRef B1074
An area near Stainland.

In 1316, William of Bythstonlay [Beestonley] and Henry of Lynlay of Rysscheworth [Rishworth] burgled the house of William of Wolrunwall [Wormald] and his brother Robert and stole 20/- in silver

BeetonRef B224
Area of Todmorden

Beeton, OliverRef B280
[1849-1906] Son of Thomas Beeton

Born in Southowram [Q4 1840].

Baptised 22nd November 1840.

He was a half-time spinner [1851] / a mechanic [1861] / a mechanic (spin) [1881] / a mechanic fitter [1891] / an engine fitter [1901].

On 19th February 1865, he married Martha Barber [1843-1910] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Halifax, the daughter of Martha [1842-1910] & George Barber, greengrocer
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b Southowram 1869]
  2. William [b Southowram 1871]
  3. Martha Ann [b Wyke 1874] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  4. Fred [b Halifax 1877-1880]
  5. Ada Barber [b Brighouse 1885-1906] who married Herbert Lancaster Jowett

The family lived at Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]; Marion Street, Brighouse [1891]; 20 Marion Street, Brighouse [1901]

Oliver died in Halifax [20th August 1906] (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Beeton, ThomasRef B284
[1801-1865] Born in Sutton, Nottinghamshire.

He was an excavator [1851, 1865].

He married Ann Greenwood [1805-1869].

Children:

  1. Edward [1826-1888] who was a farm labourer [1851]
  2. Sarah [1831-1890] who was a factory hand / reeler [1851]
  3. William [1832-1897] who was a stone cutter [1851]
  4. Ann [b 1835] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
  5. Lucy [b 1837] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
  6. Jane [b 1838] who was a half-time spinner [1851]
  7. Oliver
  8. John [b 1845]

The family lived at

  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1841]
  • 6 Law Lane, Southowram [1851]
  • 14 High Grove Southowram [1861]

Beeton Working Men's Club, TodmordenRef B2942
Recorded in 1912, when the membership was 60

Beever, GeorgeRef B2947
[1838-1906] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Almondbury.

He was a hurrier in a coal pit in Thurstonland, Huddersfield [at the age of 12] / a coal miner in Clifton [1861, 1871] / a pit deputy in a coal mine [1881] / a weighman [1891, 1901].

He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

In 1861, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of William Halmshaw, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1855] [??]
  2. Alice A. [b 1862]
  3. Joseph [b 1864]
  4. Benjamin [b 1864]
  5. Sarah S. [b 1872] who married [between 1891 and 1901] Mr Avison
  6. Jabez [b 1875]

The family lived at

  • Ash Grove Cottages, Clifton [1871]
  • 22 Tanner Street, Liversedge [1881, 1891, 1901]

Beever, JimRef B2949
[1849-1886] Coal miner in Clifton.

Son of Jonathan Beever.

In 1867, he married Elizabeth Ann Rukin [1851-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lydia [b 1869]
  2. Annie [b 1870]
  3. Mary [b 1872]
  4. Dinah [b 1874]
  5. Harriet [b 1876]
  6. Edith H. [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • Clifton [1871]
  • Green Lane, Clifton [1881]
  • East Street, Brighouse [1891]

Beever, JohnRef B2948
[18??-18??] A coal miner in Clifton.

He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

He lived at Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]

Beever, John HaighRef B2950
[1843-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Lockwood.

He was a collier [1871] employing a miner's boy, Alonzo Walton [1855-1???] / a collier [1881] / a clay miner [1891] / a watchman at a brickworks [1901]

He married Harriet, daughter of Joshua Auty, of White Lee, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Sam Haigh [b 1870]
  2. Harriet [b 1872]
  3. Ann [b 1874]
  4. George [b 1878]
  5. Joshua
  6. Herbert [b 1884]
  7. Lucy [b 1886]

The family lived at

  • Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]
  • 10 Clifton Road, Clifton [1881]
  • Purlwell, Southowram [1891]
  • 13 Halifax Road, Spout House Lane, Brighouse [1901]

He was dead by 1911

Beever, JonathanRef B2951
[1817-1875] In census returns and other sources, his name is written Beaver, Beevers and Biever.

Born in Berren Edge, Hepworth, Yorkshire.

On 17th September 1837, he married Lydia [1817-1???] in Kirkburton.


Lydia was born in Halmbury, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Harriet [b 1840] who married John Nicholson
  3. John Haigh
  4. Tom [b 1844]
  5. Alice [b 1846]
  6. Jim
  7. Daniel [b 1850]
  8. Abraham [b 1852]
  9. Frederick [b 1855]
  10. Jonathan

Many of the boys were hurriers and coal miners.

The family lived at

  • Kirkburton [1841, 1851]
  • Clifton [1861, 1871]
  • Clifton Road, Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1881]

Beever, JonathanRef B2952
[1859-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Clifton.

He was a coal miner [1881].

In 1880, he married Rosela Ann Rowe [1858-1???] in Halifax


Rosela Ann was born in Sydenham, Surrey.

She was a cotton mill hand [1881]

 

In 1881, the couple were living with Jonathan's widowed mother, Lydia

Beever, JoshuaRef B2953
[1882-19??] Or Beevers.

Son of John Haigh Beever.

Born in Clifton.

He was a coal hurrier [at the age of 9] / a clogger's apprentice [1901] / a clay sorter at a brick works [1911]

In 1902, he married Laura Broadley [1886-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1904]
  2. Bernard [b 1906]
  3. Marion [b 1910]

Beevers, BenjaminRef B1671
[18??-1???] A collier at Clifton.

On Monday, 28th December 1868, he was charged with

having stolen a bottle of gin from the person of Charles Clapman

The men had met as Clapman was walking home to Hartshead. Beevers put his arms round Clapman's neck and they struggled before Beevers got up and walked away. Clapman noticed that a bottle of gin was missing from his pocket and returned to the Armytage Arms, Clifton where he found Beevers, his face now blacked, and detained him until Policeman Beresford arrived and arrested Beevers. He was remanded

Beevers, HaroldRef B4401
[1869-19??] Born in Halifax.

Around 1912, he joined the Royal Navy as a boy seaman. He qualified as a Petty Officer at Shotley.

During World War I, he served on the mine sweepers HMS Gentian and HMS Foxglove.

He trained in torpedo work and served on an East Indian Marine Ship, The Hardinge.

He later served with the Caspian Naval Force on the Venturer

Beevers, HoraceRef B1765
[1886-1917] From Newcastle.

He was a cooper with Airey & Blackburn [until 1912] / a well-known violinist / the director of the Newcastle Hippodrome.

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he served as a Pioneer with the Royal Engineers No.1 Special Company.

He was killed by shellfire whilst sleeping [23rd August 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II C 13]. He is remembered in Brighouse Cemetery, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Beevers, JosephRef B2954
[1857-1873] Or Joshua.

He died from injuries sustained in a fire-damp explosion at the Black Flat Pit, Clifton on 14th January 1873

Beevers, SamuelRef B504
[1881-1917] He was a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick & Sunday School / a member of Brighouse & Rastrick Band of Hope Union / a greengrocer at Bridge End, Rastrick.

He married Unknown.

He lived at Bramston Street, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of stomach wounds at No.45 Casualty Clearing Station, France [4th May 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I E 26].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Beevers, SergeantRef B3346
[18??-18??] He was with Staincross police before becoming Brighouse police sergeant.

Recorded on 6th March 1869, when he was attacked by a group of disorderly Irishmen at the Granby Beerhouse, Brighouse.

Michael Giblin (who had been before the bench on 6 previous occasions), John McCabe (who had been before the bench on 11 previous occasions, and whose father had been transported for murder at Mirfield several years earlier), Phillip McHugh, and Peter Roddy were arrested and charged for the assault. Roddy was fined £5 or one month in prison, the others were fined £20 each or 2 months in prison. All were sent to prison

BeggaringtonRef B3526
The name means place where the berries grow.

See Beggarington, Ambler Thorn, Beggarington, Hartshead and Beggarington, Todmorden

Beggarington, TodmordenRef B266
See Beggarington, Stansfield View, Todmorden and Todmorden Union Workhouse

BeggarintonRef B2397
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although it is not clear which Beggarington the name refers to

Beggars' & Vagrants' LitanyRef B279

Begley, MrRef B2522
[18??-1???] In 1875, he was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for robbery at Halifax. On hearing the sentence, he took off his clog and threw it at the detective who had given evidence against him, cutting him severely on the arm. He was brought back and sentenced to a further 3 months' imprisonment

Behan, BernardRef B1247
[1881-1923] DCM.

Son of John Behan.

He had a noteworthy military career.

In 1901, he was a soldier with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), and served with the Regiment for 10 years.

He fought in the South African War.

He had several criminal convictions prior to May 1914.

During World War I, he signed up for the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1st September 1914].

He served in the Dardanelles. He was wounded in Salonika, and in France.

In 1915, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for


conspicuous gallantry, initiative and ability on the evening of 19th April 1915, during the attack on Hill 60.

He and another man became separated from their company and attacked a German trench by themselves, killing 3 men, capturing 2, and dispersing the remainder.

Private Behan took command and handled the party with great ability and complete success

 

He was also awarded the Russian Cross of St. George, and the French Croix de Guerre.

In 1916, he was wounded for the 3rd time in World War I.

He was hospitalised in the First Southern Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham [September 1916] with wounds to the head and left foot.

On 17th August 1917, he was awarded the Silver War Badge and discharged on account of his wounds.

He lived at 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street.

In July 1918, he was charged with preventing a policeman executing his duty, after Behan attempted to release the sister of an old army colleague from arrest by Sergeant Joe Mitchell. Behan was fined 10/-.

He survived the War.

He died in Halifax [Q3 1923] (aged 41) 

Behan, JohnRef B1246
[1845-19??] The surname was recorded as Bahon [1881] / Behon [1891].

Born in Castlebrack, Queens County, Ireland.

He was a blacksmith [1881, 1891] / an engineer's blacksmith [1901] / blacksmith for machine tool maker Ireland [1911].

Around 1869, he married Elizabeth Moore [1844-1???].


Elizabeth – aka Eliza / Liza – was born in Sha??bury, Queens County, Ireland.

She was a printer at a carpet works [1881]

 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [b 1871]
  2. James [b 1875] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1891]
  3. William [b 1877] who was a brass moulder's apprentice [1891], a brass moulder [1901]
  4. Joseph P [b 1879] who was a mill hand worsted spinner [1891]
  5. Barnard / Bernard
  6. Mary Ann [b 1884] who was a woolcomber [1901]
  7. Cathrine / Katherine / Catherine [b 1886] who was a weaver cloth [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Earl Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Moore [b 1824] (born in Ireland) 

Belasco, RubyRef B1326
[1867-1936] Halifax-born actress. She made many films between 1911 and 1919

Belby, Hawthorne & WhitakerRef B2764
Clockmakers at Halifax and Newcastle [around 1800]

Belcher, James WiliamRef B444
[1905-1964] Started work as a railway clerk. Labour MP for Sowerby [1945-1949].

In 1948, the Attorney General presented a list of allegations – of giving favours and other illegal activities – against Belcher and other ministers and public servants. Belcher resigned in 1949, the first Labour politician to resign over questions of propriety, after accepting a suit, a gold watch and holiday in Margate, alongside entertainment at various sporting events. An enquiry concluded that he and some of his officials were not corrupt [what is corruption, then?], but had exerted undue influence, in exchange for these gifts, to secure the withdrawal of a prosecution against a football pool promoter. After his resignation, he returned to work as a railway clerk

Belcombe, Eliza StibertRef B1875
[17??-18??] Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She is identified as Eli in Anne Lister's diaries

Belcombe, Dr Henry StephenRef B488
[1790-1856] Son of Dr William Belcombe.

He was in practice [or living] at Fieldhead, Newcastle, Staffordshire [1816], Clifton, near York [1817], Petergate, York [1822], and Heworth Grange, York [1834]

In 1817, Eliza Raine was in his care at Clifton. Anne Lister visited her there.

In July 1821, Anne Lister – who refers to him as Steph – approached him regarding her symptoms of venereal disease. He treated his sister for the same disease.

In 1832 and 1834, Anne Lister consulted Dr Belcombe about Ann Walker's mental state.

In 1843, he had a private sanatorium – a lunatic asylum – at Clifton. It was here that Ann Walker was taken when – after her sister Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband, Captain George Mackay Sutherland, declared her to be of unsound mind – she was forcibly removed from Shibden Hall.

He married Harriet [1???-1849]

Children:

  1. Francis Edward [1828-1893] who became a clergyman and married [11th January 1858] Frances Leigh

Belcombe, Marianna PercyRef B486
[1790-1868] Or Marianne.

Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She and her family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister

Belcombe, Sarah Anne ShersonRef B1874
[1785-1847] Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She is identified as Nantz in Anne Lister's diaries

Belcombe, Dr WilliamRef B4530
[1757-1828] MD.

Of Petergate, York.

He was in medical partnership with Dr Charles Best / a specialist in the care of the mentally ill / physician to The Retreat at Clifton, York.

In 1819, a former patient at The Retreat, Jane Horsman of York, took Belcombe, his partner Alexander Mather, and others to court for wrongful imprisonment. Jane won and the defendants were ordered to pay £50 each in compensation.

He married Marianne [1760-1842].

Children:

  1. Sarah Anne Sherson
  2. Henry Stephen
  3. Marianna Percy
  4. Henrietta William [1787-1860] who married [22nd September 1808] Major Alexander Milne
  5. Eliza Stibert

The family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister.

See Eliza Raine

Belgrave Social Club, ClaremountRef B2682

Bell...Ref B87
The entries for people & families with the surname Bell are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bell & MetcalfeRef B2496
Linen drapers and silk mercers at Halifax [1833].

Partners included Aked Metcalfe.

On 12th April 1833, thieves stole a large quantity of plain and figures silks from their premises

Bell CroftRef B358
Area of Halifax where Northgate End Chapel was built in 1696

Bell Croft Farm, SouthowramRef B1179
Recorded in 1917, when brothers Otto & Arthur Riley lived here

Bell HallRef B53
Area of Halifax lying on Savile Park Road, north of Skircoat Moor

John Foster owned a parcel of land here, where the shops now stand

Bell Hall Garage & Livery Stables, HalifaxRef B2934
Wallace B. Haigh was here [1916]

Bell Hall Post OfficeRef B2210
A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

This was one of 11 local post offices which – despite popular protests – were closed in August 2008

Bell's: Hamilton BellRef B3053
Haulage contractor and removals. They were at Wellington Street West, Halifax [1936] and West Parade, Halifax [1969]

Bell Hayes, HalifaxRef B2694
Haugh Shaw Road.

Owners and tenants have included

See Green Hayes

Bell Hole, ErringdenRef B54
A natural depression in the moorland near Bell House, Erringden

Bell House, ErringdenRef B426
Bell House Moor, Cragg Vale.

The house overlooks Bell Hole.

Occupation of the site may be very ancient, and a Thomas de Bellehus is mentioned in 1307.

The farm is next to Keelham Farm, Cragg Vale.

It has been suggested that this was where the forester for the Forest of Sowerbyshire lived and the name originates in a bell near here which was rung for the feeding of the animals in Erringden deer park

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

Bell House Farm, SouthowramRef B3261
Stood at the top of Cain Lane.

Recorded in 1953, when Fred Lee had a greengrocery business here

Bell House Moor, Cragg ValeRef B3131

See Bell House and Water Trough, Bell House Moor

Bell-ringersRef B289
In May 1871, bell-ringers from Dewsbury, Elland, Huddersfield, Halifax, Ossett, Bradford, Liversedge and Birstall, took part in a contest on the bells in Holy Trinity Church, Low Moor. The contest began at 7:00 am and ended at 11:30 pm. There were 10,000 changes rung. The Dewsbury ringers took the first prize of £10; Elland [2nd], £7; Halifax [3rd], £5; Bradford [4th], £3; Ossett [5th], £1

See William Crossley, George Holdsworth, John Holdsworth and Town crier

Bellamy, Rev DavidRef B2462
[1837-1866] BA.

He was educated at Catherine Hall Cambridge / Usher at Heath Grammar School [1852] / Headmaster at Rishworth School [1856].

In 1860, he married Mary Ellen Wheelwright in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright
 

Children:

  1. Julian Edward

He died in the Punjab, India.

Mary Ellen & her son were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Bellamy, Julian EdwardRef B1275
[1865-1939] Son of Rev David Bellamy.

Born in the Peshawar, Punjab, India.

He was educated at Eton [1881] / a law student [1891] / a barrister.

In 1891, he married Edith Margaret Cayley [1864-1935] at Ketton, Rutland.

The family lived at Bowers Hall, Barkisland [where he died 1939].

He & his mother were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Bellamy, Rev Robert LoweRef B1121
[1866-1938] BD.

(Possibly) born in Hull.

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained a priest [1891]. He served as curate in several Yorkshire parishes in the 1890s – Otley, Keighley, Spofforth and Silkstone, Barnsley – before becoming Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1903-1908]. He left to serve at Kirkby Overblow.

He wrote several books, mainly for younger readers. One of his earliest works, The Broken Blade: A Detective Story, appeared in four weekly parts in the Boys' Own Paper [1895]. Writing for the major youth organisations, he produced Hints from Sandow [1899] and Hints from Baden-Powell [1900].

Other works included

  • Silkstone Stories for Children [1902]
  • The Unruly Member [1915]
  • Do-You-Good Ballads for the Young [1921]
  • Through Cloud and Sunshine [1924]
  • Scout Grey: Detective [1927]
  • Old Nick of Pig's [c. 1930]

Byron the Man [1924], a biography of the 19th century English poet, was republished in the USA in 1975 and 1977.

He died in Wetherby

Bellars, Rev A. R.Ref B1307
[18??-19??] Curate at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1918]. In 1919, he was appointed vice-principal of Salisbury Theological College

Belle Royd Farm, BlackshawheadRef B737
Laithe-house dated 1734 ITS.

Originally called Pannet Ing

Belle Vue Cottages, HalifaxRef B2772
A name which has been used to refer to the Crossley Almshouses, Margaret Street [1901]

Belle Vue, HalifaxRef B61
Aka Crossley House. House at the northern side of People's Park built by Stokes in 1857 for Sir Francis Crossley.

See Herbert Tate, John Walker and Whistler Park, Halifax

Belle Vue House, BrighouseRef B3262
Lister Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Belle Vue Library, HalifaxRef B2535
Lister Lane.

In 1890, Belle Vue House was sold to Halifax Corporation in 1899, and became Halifax Central Library in 1890, and Belle Vue Museum in 1897.

The library was located in a single-storey extension to the north of the house, and the museum was in the main house.

In 1914, the library was reorganised and reopened on 1st August 1914.

When the facilities at Belle Vue proved inadequate, the new Central Library opened next door to Northgate House in February 1983, at a cost of £1,800,000

Belle Vue Museum, HalifaxRef B2369
Established at Belle Vue, Halifax in 1897 when the house was sold to Halifax Corporation. This was the Natural History Section of the Halifax Museum. The public library was next door.

Curators at the Museum have included

See Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

Belle Vue Race CourseRef B1593
Aka New Belle Vue. The original name of the Halifax Race Course

Belle Vue Smallpox Hospital, Mount TaborRef B2699
Or Belle View.

Recorded in 1929, when it had accommodation for 36 patients. It was subsidised by the Brighouse Joint Hospital Board and the UDCs of Luddendenfoot, Midgley and Sowerby. In 1928, it had 238 cases of which 223 were from Halifax

Bellenger, Albert StoreyRef B897
[1913-1941] Son of Lily Bellenger of Walsden.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy.

He died 20th December 1941 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Bellew, Cyril A. G.Ref B923
[1891-1915] Or Bellow.

Son of L. Bellew.

Born in Barbados.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with X Battery Royal Horse Artillery.

He died 14th May 1915 (aged 24).

He was buried at Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, France [Grave Ref II F 23].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Bellew, L.Ref B944
[1866-19??] Or Bellow.

He was a Company Sergeant Major with the 33rd Regimental District, later the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 29th October 1906, he was appointed mace bearer of Halifax

He married Sarah A. [1862-19??].


Sarah was born in Spitalfields, London.

She was an army school mistress [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Hugh [b 1890]
  2. Cyril
  3. Elsie [b 1896]
  4. Lawrence [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Clarence Villas, Pontefract [1901]
  • Southsea, Hampshire

Bellgrove, HalifaxRef B3274
House on Rothwell Road, Halifax.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Edward Richardson (builder) [1901]
  • Albert Priestley (draper) [1901]

BellholmeRef B236
Area of Todmorden.

Named for Bell Parkin.

Todmorden Borough Football Club have their grounds here

Bellholme Sports Centre, TodmordenRef B2610
Rochdale Road

Bellwood, Robert JohnRef B1437
[1860-1917] Born at Tynemouth

In [Q4] 1892, he married Mary Annie Binner in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas Ingham

They lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Engineer with the Mercantile Marines aboard the cargo ship SS Grenadier.

He died 23rd February 1917 when his ship was struck by a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 8 of her crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

Bellwood, Thomas InghamRef B955
[1895-1917] Son of Robert John Bellwood.

He lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

He was a regular soldier and enlisted in 1911. with the Grenadier Guards.

On 13th February 1913, he fell 30 ft whilst cleaning the windows at Knightsbridge Barracks, London.

He served as a Cook with the Royal Navy.

He served in France.

He suffered epileptic fits and was discharged as medically unfit.

He was going to sea, and decided to swim back to his ship, but drowned in the River Tyne at South Shields [May/June 1917] (aged 22). His body was found at the harbour entrance [11th June 1916].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Belly BridgeRef B585
Aka Belly Brig. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

Belly BrigRef B3185
Aka Belly Bridge. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

See Belly Brig Farm

Belly Brig Hill Farm, LightcliffeRef B287
The name is a local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge.

In 1802, John Radcliffe sold the property to George Armytage

In 1820, Armytage built Holme House on the site

Belsfield, TodmordenRef B312
Owners and tenants have included

Belvedere, HipperholmeRef B481
In the Brianscholes valley. Built around 1790 by Dr Robert Alexander. Originally called Chelsea House. There was a bath house in the grounds

Bembridge Park CentreRef B268
Halifax. Business centre at the former Park Congregational Church

Bemerside, Skircoat GreenRef B402

Bemond, NicholasRef B2436
[14??-15??] Wool merchant at Halifax. Recorded in 1493 in the ullnagers' rolls

Ben-Becula, HalifaxRef B2363
House at Hopwood Lane / Vincent Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Benbow, John EdwardRef B685
[18??-1918] Nephew of J. Benbow of 3 Ivy Cottage, Knotts Road, Lydgate, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 11th February 1918.

He was buried at Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V D 10].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

BenefactorsRef B62

Benham, Sarah ElizabethRef B1534
[1???-18??] She ran a school in Halifax

Benn, AbrahamRef B805
[18??-1857] In [Q2] 1856, he married Mary Nutter in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1857]

Abraham hanged himself [22nd February 1857]

due to temporary insanity

Members of the family sailed to America and then to Australia

Benn, ArnoldRef B1622
[19??-1943] Son of Edith Anne & James William Benn.

In [Q1] 1941, he married Jenny Bickerdike in Calder District.

They lived in Bailiff Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)  Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 2nd March 1943.

He was buried at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya [Grave Ref 6 J 16]

Benn, BenjaminRef B2775
[1838-1???] Established Benjamin Benn & Sons.

He married Elizabeth [1838-1916].

They lived at

  • 8 Foundry Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 2 Lister Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Benn's: Benjamin Benn & SonsRef B2632
Furniture removers & general carriers established by Benjamin Benn at Halifax.

An advertisement from 1900 proclaims


BENJAMIN BENN & SONS Furniture Removers & General Carriers No. 2, Lister St, Winding Road and Top of Horton St, Halifax
 

Later, the business became Benn & Sons (Halifax) Limited and they were at Hanson Lane, Halifax

Benn, HarryRef B9380
[1871-19??] Son of James Benn, superintendent telegraphist.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a telegraphist [1890] / licensed victualler at the Lord Nelson, Halifax [1910, 1911, 1912].

On 27th August 1890, he married Tamar Ivison [1871-1???] in Bradford Cathedral.


Tamar was the daughter of John Ivison, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Mary Helena [b 1893]

Benn, James ErnestRef B1240
[1899-1914] Son of Emma (née Pickles) & Ernest Benn of 17 Ruby Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Born in Halifax [18th October 1899].

He was a member of St Mary's Church, Halifax & the Church Lads' Brigade.

He was injured in a cycling accident [on Easter Monday], and died in Leeds Infirmary [5th May 1914] (aged 14).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Location unknown]

Benn, JonathanRef B3393
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1736, 1748]

Benn, JuneRef B606
[1930-2006] Brighouse-born writer. She wrote under her maiden name, June Barraclough.

She began writing when she 55, and produced 25 novels including Portrait of Maud which was short-listed for romantic novel of the year in 1995.

She married David Wedgewood Benn.

Children: 2

Benn, SamuelRef B1136
[17??-1???] He was publican in Northowram [1835].

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Daniel [b 21st October 1814]

Benn, SergeantRef B3556
[18??-19??] Police Sergeant at Luddendenfoot [1896]

Benn, William HenryRef B2654
[1864-19??] Born in Halifax.

In the record for his son's baptism at Coley Church, William Henry is shown as a woolsorter.

He was a musical instrument dealer [1901].

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Mr W. H. Benn
Mozart House, 34, Prescott Street, Halifax

Supplier of Arthur Allinson & Company's Celebrated English Pianos., as supplied to H.R.H. Princess Louise, etc. also supplier of Chappell Pianos

Pianinos: 25 guineas;
Full Cottages: 40 guineas;
Upright Grands: 50 guineas;
Horizontal Grands: 135 guineas

In [Q4] 1885, he married Annie Rushton [1864-19??] in Halifax


Annie came from Shelf
 

Children:

  1. Herbert Hayden Rushton (Benn) [b 1886] who was a piano maker [1901]

The family lived at Mozart House, 34 Prescott Street, Halifax [1901]

Bennet, Rev W.Ref B1274
[18??-19??] Free Methodist minister at Elland [1907]

Bennett, Rev DavidRef B635
[19??-] Vicar of Cragg Vale [19??]

Bennett, Rev David EdwardRef B2341
[1935-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1960].

In 1962, he left to became Secretary of the Christian Education Movement [1962-1968] and Licensed Officiate in the Diocese of Southwell [from 1968]

Bennett, George MorrisRef B2793
[1805-1869] Cheese & tea dealer at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1837].

See Hugh Bennett & Son

Bennett, George William HowsonRef B1007
[1882-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was a bank secretary [1918].

He lived at Fern Lee, Willow Drive, Halifax [1918].

He died in Halifax.

See James Henry Howarth

Bennett, Gerard Norman SingletonRef B1151
[1875-1918] Known as Norman.

Born in Bradford.

He is recorded at the Westgate Hotel, Halifax. A Norman Bennett was landlord of the Westgate Hotel, Halifax [1911, 1917]


Question: Does anyone know the identity of the landlord? or his relationship to this man?

 

He was a draper's clerk [1911].

On 3rd August 1899, he married Lucy Ethel Styan [1876-1949] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Harold Styan [1901-1962]
  2. Edward Trevor [1906-1914]

The family lived at Abbey Walk South, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Clerk 3rd Class with the Royal Air Force Recruits Training Wing (Blandford).

He died at Burden Military Hospital, Weymouth [29th September 1918].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £582.

Probate was granted to Lucy Ethel.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 139]: Norman [3rd October 1918]; Lucy Ethel [9th November 1949].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bennett, Rev H.Ref B1242
[19??-19??] Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy, Ovenden [1966]

Bennett, HughRef B2795
[17??-1839] Established tea dealers Hugh Bennett & Son

Bennett, Hugh BakewellRef B2842
[1807-1865] Halifax attorney.

He was at Cow Green, Halifax [1850].

On 15th September 1840, he married Eliza Briggs [1813-1881] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

They lived at 16 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was niece Elizabeth Wright [b 1834].

He died 3rd November 1865.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £20,000.

The will was proved by his nephew William Barstow of Halifax (gentleman), Joshua Furness Perkinton, and Josiah Aked

Bennett's: Hugh Bennett & SonRef B2794
Tea dealers at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1834]. Established by Hugh Bennett.

See George Morris Bennett

Bennett, JamesRef B1777
[1853-19??] Born in Pudsey.

He was a stone quarryman [1901].

He married Sarah [1854-19??].


Sarah was born in Pudsey
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1877] who was a stone quarryman [1901]
  2. William
  3. James [b 1884] who was an apprentice mechanic fitter [1901]
  4. Bertha [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Edwin [b 1893]
  6. Herbert [b 1895]

The family lived at 11 Holdsworth Road, Halifax [1901]

Bennett, John William GladstoneRef B2417
[1870-1926] Born in Keighley.

Curate at Illingworth [1897-1900].

He went on to serve at St Aidan's Theological College, and became Vicar of Albury.

He died at St Martin, Westminster, London in 1926

Bennett, Rev JosephRef B2374
[18??-19??] Free Methodist minister at Hanging Ditch, Todmorden [1861]

Bennett, JosephRef B302
[1820-1893] Born in Cowick, Yorkshire.

He was a retired builder [1891].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Matilda [b 1862] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]
  2. Priscilla [b 1861] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891] & married David Arthur Blackburn
  3. Mabel [b 1864] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]
  4. Eleana [b 1872] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]

The family lived at 18 Sackville Street, Hebden Bridge [1891].

Joseph was widowed by 1891.

He died in Todmorden in 1893 (aged 73) 

Bennett, S. L.Ref B957
[1???-19??] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax


Question: A Samuel Lowe Bennett served as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant with 3 (Naval) Squadron Royal Naval Air Service, and is remembered on the Arras Flying Service Memorial.

Does anyone know whether this is the same man?

 

Bennett, Rev ThomasRef B469
[1???-18??] Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1835-1837]

Bennett, Rev ThomasRef B1228
[1803-1865] Born in Lancashire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1828]

Bennett, Rev WilliamRef B1787
[18??-19??] United Methodist Free Church minister at Elland.

He lived at Long Lea Terrace, Elland [1905]

Bennett, WilliamRef B1778
[1882-1917] Son of James Bennett.

Born in Pudsey.

He was an apprentice stone quarryman [1901] / a delver of Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1905] / a delver in stone quarry [1911].

In 1905, he married Amy Normington [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Amy, of Collins Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Normington, delver
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1907]
  2. Evelyn [b 1909]

The family lived at 77 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Annie Normington [b 1883] (drawer worsted mill).

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France in late 1916.

He was killed by a shell fragment whilst on duty in the trenches [12th April 1917] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th May 1917].

He was buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref IV C 29].

Bennetts, Rev J.Ref B1767
[18??-19??] In 1905, he was recorded as being Minister at Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden and Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden

Bennington, MatthewRef B3125
[17??-18??] A stay maker.

He married Sarah Spencer.


Sarah was the daughter of
Blakey Spencer
 

Children:

  1. Margaret Mary (Polly) [1761-1812] who married John Wrenshall

Benns, WarleyRef B425
House and double-aisled barn. Dated 1692 M possibly for the Murgatroyd family.

Owners and tenants have included

Benson, DanielRef B973
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Benson, E. R.Ref B262
[18??-19??] Actor who gave several performances at the Grand Theatre & Opera House in 1902

Benson, ErnestRef B1449
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Horse & Jockey, Elland [1917] / Rose & Crown, Warley [1929-1930] / Trafalgar Inn, Halifax [1931-1936].

Benson, MrRef B2359
[17??-18??] Methodist Minister at Halifax. His teachings influenced Jonathan Saville

Benson, Thomas WashingtonRef B387
[1865-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner (employer) [1911] / President of the Halifax Madrigal Society [1913]

In [Q1] 1891, he married Alice Louisa Gledhill? [1864-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Gladys (Washington Benson) [b 1892]
  2. George (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
  3. Marjorie (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
  4. Thomas
  5. Arthur (Washington Benson) [b 1900]
  6. Joyce (Washington Benson) [b 1907]
  7. Joan (Washington Benson) [b 1909]

The family lived at

Benson, Thomas WashingtonRef B1439
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Washington Benson

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Royal Scots.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 22nd August 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Belgium [Grave Ref I D 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Bent, AnnRef B783
[18??-1???] Daughter of Hamlet Bent.

She married (1) Mr Noble. He died in 183?.

She married (2) Rev Thomas Chandler Curties

Bent, CooksonRef B1358
[1886-1916] Son of Thomas Cookson Bent.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / working in the engine shed as Sowerby Bridge Station [1914].

He lived at 2 Tatham's Yard, New Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in Egypt and later went to France.

He died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France [1st October 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He was buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France [Grave Ref II E 18]

Bent, HamletRef B351
[17??-1832] Cotton manufacturer of Mytholmroyd. He was salesman and later partner in the James King partnership. He was a partner in Turner, Bent & Company. In 1797, he built Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge on land which was a part of the King family estate.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

In 1797, he married Elizabeth Haigh.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. James
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child

In 1815, he was Chairman of the trustees of the Mytholmroyd Bridge & Blackstone Edge Turnpike Trust

Bent's: Hamlet Bent & CompanyRef B2145
Cotton spinners and fustian manufacturers. The company was the successor to Turner, Bent & Company at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge

Bent Head, HeptonstallRef B830
Widdop Road. Early 17th century house.

The bressumer has a witch peg charm – a wooden needle wound round with human hair – wedged into it to protect against witches.

See Far Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well and Near Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well

Bent Head, TodmordenRef B42
A stile about 100 yards to the east has a small boulder with Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks

Bent, JamesRef B355
[17??-18??] Son of Hamlet Bent.

Cotton spinner at Bankfoot, Hebden Bridge.

From 1825, he occupied Bankfoot Mill, Staups Mill, and Midgehole Mill.

In March 1833, he was declared bankrupt

Bent, ReubenRef B981
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 27th May 1918.

He was buried at Hermonville Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon

Bent, Thomas CooksonRef B1359
[1838-1894] Son of John Bent, overlooker.

Born in Stockport, Cheshire.

He was a railway porter of Halifax [1877] / a railway yard porter [1881, 1891]

In [Q3] 1857, he (possibly) married (1) Ann Lyon in Stockport.

In [Q1] 1877, he married (2) Emma Hoye [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Halifax, was born in Barnsley, the daughter of James Hoye, labourer.

She had an illegitimate son: Alfred Hoye [b 1870].

In 1871, Emma (a charwoman) & Alfred were living with John Fielder.

Alfred was a tailor's apprentice [1891], a tailor [1901]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1880]
  2. Clara [b 1882] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  3. Lottie [b 1883] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  4. Cookson
  5. Amos [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 1 Bells Fold, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 4 Albert Street, Halifax [1901]

Thomas died in 1894

Bentall, P.Ref B2693
[19??-19??] Minister recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1960]

Bentham, HaroldRef B982
[1895-1916] He worked for Israel Holdsworth of Halifax.

He lived at

  • Park Street, Brighouse
  • 1 Holly Mount, Halifax [with his sister]

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed whilst in charge of the ration party [25th September 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 11C & 12A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Bentham, NathanRef B3332
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1929]. He won caps for while at Halifax

Bentley...Ref B122
The entries for people & families with the surname Bentley are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

BentleyRef B150
Area of Shelf.

The name is derived from Old English words bent and ley, possibly meaning a clearing with bent-grass.

See Bentley Royd, Sowerby

Bentley & KayeRef B2033
Stone merchant and stone quarrier at Lillands Quarry, Rastrick and Longroyde Quarry, Rastrick. Partners included Joseph Bentley and (possibly) Mr Kaye

Bentley & ShawRef B3288
Brewers at Lockwood Brewery.

In 1795, Timothy Bentley built the brewery by the Horse Bank Spring, a common water source on the Meltham Road, Lockwood.

Bentley invented the Yorkshire system of brewing beer.

By the 1840s, the brewery covered 70 acres and has its own fire brigade and gas works. The Bentley family home was built within the brewery.

Around 1841, the business passed to Timothy's grandsons: Henry Bentley, John Robert Bentley and Bentley Shaw.

The business was so successful that, by 1869, it began to consume a large proportion of the spring water, to the annoyance of the local residents.

They were at Lockwood [1926]. Their Town Ales are mentioned in advertisements.

The company wound up [1st April 1961] and was taken over by Hammonds United Brewery Limited, Fountain Brewery, Bradford.

The brewery was demolished in 1975.

See Bridge Hotel, Greetland, Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge and Rising Sun, Elland

Bentley & ShepherdRef B2101
19th century quarry owners and stone merchants established at Hipperholme by Thomas Shepherd and James Bentley.

They had business at Hill Top Quarry, Hipperholme, South Edge Quarry, Hipperholme [1901], Pearson Brow Quarry, Hipperholme, and Stubbing Quarry, Hipperholme.

On 30th May 1870, there was a fall of rock at one of their quarries and William Hainsworth and Rufus Woodhead were killed, and William Cockett and James Holmes were injured

Bentley & SmithRef B2034
Stone quarrier with Castle Fields Quarry, Rastrick [1896], Lillands Quarry, Rastrick [1896], and Southage's Quarry, Rastrick [1917].

See Southage's

Bentley's BakeryRef B2291
Established by Harold Bentley and his sisters, Ethel and Annie, at Briggate, Brighouse in the 1920s.

In 1947, the business was bought by Mary and Sydney Squire. The business was carried on by their son, Charles, and became Squire's Bakery

Bentley Brothers, Bailiffe BridgeRef B2507
A partnership of 4 brothers, including John Bentley. Recorded in 1853

Bentley's GiftRef B1150
Around 1651, John Bentley gave £20 to be given
on loan to 4 honest tradesmen of Sowerby-cum-Soyland, 3 in Sowerby & 1 in Soyland

The men had to repay the loan with interest

Bentley Hollins, SowerbyRef B562
Eli Bentley was born here

Bentley's: J. E. Bentley & Company LimitedRef B2120
Woollen manufacturers, dyers and finishers at Dunkirk Mills, Halifax.

Founded by Joseph Edwin Bentley.

In 1951, they acquired Woodfield Mill, Greetland

Bentley's: John Bentley & SonsRef B2062
Todmorden printers established by John Bentley. Recorded in 1905.

In 1913, they advertised business as printers, bookbinders and stationers at their Fountain Pen Depot, York Street, Todmorden

Bentley Publishing CompanyRef B2013
Publishers at Wesley Court, Crossley Street, Halifax [1900]. Established by Wallace Bentley

They published books for engineers and mechanics

Bentley Royd, SowerbyRef B63
Sowerby New Road. House recorded in 1275.

It was owned by Richard Hopkinson. His daughter Isabel married John Dykson around 1482. Since that time, the house has been associated with the Dickson – or Dykson – family. It is dated J E D 1636 for John Dickson and his wife Ellena.

After his marriage, Francis Priestley went to live here. In 1789, it was owned by the Priestley family.

John Rawson bought the property in 1879.

At one time, it was the Sowerby Workhouse.

The plasterwork was moved to Halifax museums when the house was demolished.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax


Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge?

 

See Bentley

Bentley Royd, Sowerby BridgeRef B1519
Recorded in 1870, when Richard Hodgson lived here.


Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby?

 

See Lower Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge

Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries LimitedRef B2415
Established by Timothy Bentley at Eshaldwell Brewery, Woodlesford.

On Timothy's death, his son Henry took over the business.

In 1890, they acquired the Crown Brewery business established by John Eastwood.

The brewery closed in 1900. The premises became the Crown Works.

Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries Limited is recorded at 21 Silver Street, Halifax in 1936

See Ivy, Elland and Sportsman, Boothtown

Bents Farm, ErringdenRef B741
Horsehold Lane. Laithe-house dated J B 1839

Bents Farm, NorlandRef B1507
Moorbottom Lane. Early 19th century laithe-house

Owners and tenants have included

Bents Knoll Cottage, HeptonstallRef B649
Widdop Road. Mid 17th century house. It is now used for agricultural purposes. The early-19th century barn is also listed

Benwell, Rev Ernest John HenryRef B1199
[18??-19??] BA.

Educated at St John's College Cambridge. Curate at Southowram [1896-1900]. He moved to Arundel, Sussex

Berbiers, John L.Ref B1499
[19??-19??] Halifax Borough architect. He made several drawings of scenes in and around Halifax in the 1960s

Beresford, EdwinRef B1522
[19??-19??] He was Joint General Manager of the Halifax Building Society [1956-1960]

Beresford, PCRef B2205
[18??-18??] Clifton constable [1868]

Bergin, MichaelRef B1204
[1862-1900] Born in Ireland.

He was a railway labourer in Halifax [1891].

The family were members of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Claremount.

In [Q4] 1889, he married Mary McDermott in Halifax.


Mary was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Patrick [1891-1955]
  2. (possibly) Daisy [b 1892]
  3. twins [?] John [1892-1893] who died aged 4 months
  4. Dennis [1892-1899] who died in the Borough Hospital [18th August 1899]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was Mary's mother Bridget McDermott [b 1821]

Michael drowned in the lake at Shibden Park [8th June 1900] (aged 38) 

He & other members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Berkeley FromeRef B1367
Halifax department store established in Silver Street, Halifax by Smith, Nicholson & West Limited, in the 1950s when the lease ran out on their department store in Crossley Street, Halifax.

The West family were originally from Frome, Somerset.

An early family member – in the whitesmith trade – had moved from Frome to London, where he installed bell systems in wealthy homes for them to call their servants.

He did some work in a home in Berkeley Square, London, where he fell in love with the owner's daughter – an impossible match due to the class difference, so they eloped to Halifax!

The shop name – Berkeley Frome – is a combination of his birthplace and where they met

Berkeley HouseRef B56
Formerly the Dean Clough Institute.

In the 20th century, the building was sold and used for industrial purposes, becoming known as Berkeley House.

In the 1930s, a robe-making business occupied Berkeley House. In the 1940s, the building was damaged by fire

Berkly, LizzieRef B1238
[1884-19??] Of Bank Side, Hebden Bridge. She was active in the suffragette movement.

During the fustian weavers' strike of 1906, she, Lavena Saltonstall, Lillian Cobbe, Dinah Connelly, Louisa Saltonstall, Lily Draper and Laura Annie Wilson, were amongst 57 suffragettes and others who were arrested and imprisoned following an attack on the House of Commons in March 1907. All were given the option of 20/- fine plus costs or imprisonment. They all opted for 14 days' imprisonment in Holloway Gaol.

Berlin Wool Repository, BrighouseRef B1835
Recorded in 1881 in the census entry for Mrs Elizabeth Empsall at 31 Commercial Street, Brighouse.


Presumably this was a business selling supplies for ladies who were making Berlin wool work which became popular in the 19th century
 

Bermerside House, HalifaxRef B293
Greenroyd Close.

Built by Roger Ives for Edward Crossley in 1872 on the site of the earlier Ravenscliffe.

Crossley installed an astronomical observatory with what was – at the time – the second largest telescope in the world – in spite of the atmospheric pollution over the town.

On 5th April 1911, the house was given to the town by Arthur Donald Oates and Emma Oates in memory of their late brother Edwin James Oates.

The estate was bought for £5,000 & Mr & Miss Oates paid for alterations to the house into an open air school at a cost of £1,000. In addition £4,000 was set aside to start a convalescent home and form part of the Oates Trust Fund

It is now private dwellings.

The Lodge is also a private house.

See Joseph Gledhill and Cornall Goodman

Bermondsey House, Savile ParkRef B2498
House opposite St Jude's Church.

Around 1960, the Bermondsey House School was here

Berrington, John WilliamRef B350
[1890-1918] Illegitimate son of Laura Berrington [1863-1???] of Radford.

Born in King Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed in action in Greece [19th September 1918].

He was buried at Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref I E 9]

Berron, BenjaminRef B1108
[16??-1???] Son of Benjamin Berron.

He was Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1670]

Berron, BenjaminRef B1103
[16??-17??] Or Baron [1682].

Curate at Sowerby [1697-1701]. He went on to be Vicar of Bradford.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Benjamin

Berry...Ref B10
The entries for people & families with the surname Berry are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Berry Bottom Gardens, ShelfRef B857
Pleasure gardens at Heathwood House.

Aka Heathwood House Tea Gardens.

Berry BrothersRef B2094
Cotton-waste manufacturers at Hebble Lane Mill, Wheatley [1905] and Brook Mill Fulling Mills / Little Hebble Mill, Ovenden [1905, 1908]

The business was listed in 1881 up to 1917. It is not listed in 1922.

Possible partners included Benjamin Berry, Septimus Berry, and Abraham Berry

Berry's: Francis Berry & SonsRef B2116
Engineers, ironfounders, millwrights and machine tool makers at Calder Dale Iron Works, Sowerby Bridge established by Francis Berry in 1832.

In 1890, the proprietors were his grandsons, Francis, Robert and Charles Berry.

In 1890, they employed over 200 workers. They did considerable overseas trade with India, China, Japan, South America and Australia. Their telegraphic address was Berrys, Sowerby Bridge.

In January 1898, they posted a lock-out notice, as workers protested in support of the 8-hour working day.

See John Stirk and William Tasker

Berry's: John Berry (Halifax) LimitedRef B1250
Founded in 1840 by John Berry. They were at New Bank Foundry

Partners included his nephew John Berry and his John Frederick Berry.

The firm continued as a private concern after John Frederick Berry's death in 1934.

The business closed around 1945

Berry Lane Viaduct, HalifaxRef B744
Aka Charlestown Viaduct

Berry's: Thomas Berry & SonsRef B1119
Tool makers at Calderdale Ironworks, Sowerby Bridge. Established around 1831. They were probably the oldest tool makers in Halifax

Berry's: William Berry & SonsRef B3419
Land & Mineral Surveyors at Lightcliffe [1869].

See Binns Bottom Mine, Southowram

BerumRef B103

Berwick, CharlesRef B164
[1841-1916] Born in Gisburn.

He was a retired wool merchant [1911].

In [Q3] 1868, he married Mary Lund [1850-19??] from Gargrave, in Skipton.

Children:

  1. Charles Henry
  2. Frederick
  3. child who died young [before 1911]

They lived at

He died 20th January 1916.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,584 3/-

Berwick, FrederickRef B859
[18??-19??] Son of Charles Berwick.

He was a woolstapler [1916].

He lived at 34 Clifton Road, Halifax [1916]

Berwick, Frederick WilliamRef B478
[1873-1945] On 5th May 1907, he married Ella Woodhead in Halifax.


Ella was the daughter of
Rufus Woodhead
 

The couple died in Halifax: Frederick William [26th September 1945]; Ella [11th January 1963]

Berwick, Henry CharlesRef B853
[18??-19??] Son of Charles Berwick.

He was a woolstapler [1916].

He lived at 5 Trinity Place, Halifax [1916]

Berwick, JohnRef B233
Pseudonym of Agnes Marion Barber

Bery, William deRef B17
[13??-1???] In 13??, he John West and John Megotson – all of Halifax – were outlawed for failing to appear at Westminster to defend themselves after being accused of killing deer in the park of Sir William de Nevyle of Raby, at Cottingley

Best...Ref B194
The entries for people & families with the surname Best are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Best & TurnerRef B3183
Insurers, accountants and property agents at Brighouse. Recorded in 1909, when they had premises next to the Albert Hall, Brighouse

Beste, Rev JohnRef B158
[15??-1578] Aka Best. He was the first Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1560-1578].

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Beswick, CharlesRef B2818
[18??-18??] Letterpress printer at 25 Crown Street, Halifax [1863]. Bookseller at 26 Silver Street, Halifax [1874]

Beswick, ErnestRef B2876
[1864-1???] Born in Chester.

He was a commercial traveller [1891].

In 1888, he married Emma, daughter of Wright Sutcliffe, at Halifax

Beswick, GeorgeRef B1185
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Triangle Inn.

See Carnation show

Beswick, John WilliamRef B331
[1892-1964] Son of Joseph Beswick.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a mechanic [1912].

In 1912, he married Olive Hey [1890-1958] in Halifax.


Olive was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1913]
  2. Amy [b 1915]

The children were born in Halifax

Beswick, JosephRef B328
[1859-1923] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton twiner.

In 1880, he married Mary Ellen in Southport.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of
William Riley
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1881]
  2. John William

In 1898, Mary Ellen adopted Ada, her brother Tom's stepdaughter

Bethel New Connexion BandRef B1520
A brass band formed by the members of Bethel Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Holmfield. Formed in 1???. Disbanded in 1???

Bethel Rhodes & SonRef B2118
Wire manufacturers with works at King Cross Street, and Bond Street, Halifax. They produced a patented woven wire bobbin board. Recorded in 1907

Bethune, Henry Leonard DrinkwaterRef B1456
[1858-1939] RN, CBE.

Son of Admiral Charles Ramsey Drinkwater Bethune [1802-1884].

Born 14th February 1858.

He was a Captain in the Royal Navy.

On 1st September 1888, he married Mary Edith Wyndham Dwyer [1864-1935] at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.


Mary's father, Rev Canon Philip Dwyer [1822-1905], conducted the ceremony.

Her sister, Annie Constance Dwyer, married John Selwyn Rawson

 

Children:

  1. Charles Philip [1889-1962] who was an engineer [1939]
  2. Dorothy Anne Frances [1894-1989] who married Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
  3. Rupert Edward Maximilian [1896-1929]

The family lived at Bullace Trees, Triangle [1919-1939].

Edith Wyndham died 23rd June 1935 (aged 70).

Henry died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [24th May 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,180 19/5d [Resworn £7,026 12/3d]. Probate was granted to son Charles Philip and son-in-law Hugh Reginald Holdsworth.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Betley, JackRef B1408
[1923-1943] Son of Ethel & Harold Betley of 20 Summergate Place, Halifax.

He was a member of Fairfield Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / educated at Battinson Road School, Halifax / employed by in the grocery department of Halifax Co-operative Society.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [15th July 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref I B 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beton, Henry EdgarRef B465
[1872-1950] Born in Halifax.

He was an insurance agent [1903].

In [Q1] 1903, he married Isabel Jenkinson in Halifax.


Isabel was the daughter of
George Jenkinson
 

There is no evidence that they had any children.

Henry Edgar died in Chichester [16th July 1950].

Isabel died in Bournemouth [19th December 1959]

Bettison, WilliamRef B1517
[1819-1876]

In [Q2] 1855, he married Maria Shaw in Halifax.


Maria was the daughter of
Thomas Shaw
 

Maria died 16th August 1865 (aged 55).

She was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: I5] with her parents.

William (possibly) died Q3 1876 (aged 57) 

Betty o' th' FlyRef B1186
A character from Luddenden – born Elizabeth Hindle – who appears in Whiteley Turner's book A Spring-Time Saunter

Bevan, ErnestRef B971
[1881-1951] Labour politician. He was one of the founders of the Transport & General Workers Union.

He visited Halifax on 14th January 1928

Bevan, Rev HarriRef B1298
[18??-19??] Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1906]

Bevan, P.Ref B995
[19??-] Curate at Brighouse [1980]

Bevel, MrRef B1372
[16??-16??] Curate at Sowerby [16??]. He was ejected from Monk Fryston

Beverley, AlfredRef B1382
[1852-1902] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason & builder.

On 3rd January 1878, he married Ada Heyhurst Wade [1854-1905] in Halifax.


Ada was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold Wade [1878-1944]
  2. Bertie Barstow [1882-1949]
  3. Reginald Archibald [b 1888] who moved to Chicago [about 1909] and served with US forces in WWI & WWII
  4. Cecil Adler

The children were born and baptised in Copley

Beverley, AquillaRef B9604
[1833-1896] Son of Richard Beverley.

Born in Northowram / Shelf.

He was a coal miner [1851] / a weaver [1856] / a worsted weaver [1861, 1871, 1872, 1881, 1891].

In 1856, he married (1) Grace Crowther [1837-1861] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Northowram, was the daughter of George Crowther, delver
 

Children:

  1. Bethel
  2. Mary A. [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]

Grace died Q1 1861.

In 1872, he married (2) Mary Gardiner [1842-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Northowram, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Gardiner, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1875] who was a roverer piler factory worker [1891]
  2. Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891] who married Sestus Dyson [b 1876], a clay worker, born in Ossett
  3. Willie [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a clay worker [1901]

The family lived at

  • Wester Croft, Northowram [1861, 1871]
  • New Road, Northowram [1881]
  • 2 Union Court, Alexander Street, Northowram [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was daughter Alice, her husband Sestus Dyson, and grandchildren Edith Dyson [b  1900] & Annie D. Beverley [b 1899]

Beverley, Arthur VerdiRef B3361
[1894-1914] Son of Bethel Beverley.

Born in Halifax [4th December 1893].

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School / an electrician employed by Hamer & Company [1911].

During World War I, he volunteered [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

After 7 months' training, he went to France.

He had only been there for 3 weeks, when he died [5th May 1915] from the effects of gas poisoning at Hill 60.

He was buried at Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 18].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Beverley, BethelRef B5451
[1857-1933] Son of Aquilla Beverley.

Born in Northowram / Shelf.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a jobbing printer [1881] / a music master of Hipperholme [1883] / professor of music [1891] / a music seller [1901] / a piano and musical instrument dealer and concert agent at Victoria Hall Buildings, Halifax [1905] / a violinist & musical instrument dealer [1911].

In 1883, he married Sarah Isabel Wilson [1854-1914] at Coley Church.


Sarah Isabel, of Shelf, was born in Liverpool, daughter of John Thomas Wilson, publican
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1884] who was assisting in her father's business [1911]
  2. Conrad Wilson [b 1885] who was a clerk railway goods station [1901]
  3. Marjorie [b 1888] who was a school teacher [1911]
  4. Enid [b 1890] who was a milliner [1911]
  5. Dorothy [b 1892]
  6. Arthur Verdi

The family lived at

  • 24 Savile Park Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 59 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 55 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1911]

Beverley, Cecil AdlerRef B1377
[1885-1918] Son of Alfred Beverley.

Born in Copley [20th November 1885].

Baptised at Copley [3rd February 1886].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a clerk in a woollen mill [1901].

During the next 10 years, he qualified as a teacher and in 1911 he was working as a Teacher at the Birkenhead Higher Elementary School, Cheshire.

On 21st June 1914, he married Mary Hannah Lea [1886-1968] in St Saviour's Church, Ravensthorpe.


Mary was born in Ravensthorpe, the daughter of wool manufacturing magnate Sam Lea [1853-1919] of Craig-Owen, Ravensthorpe.

She died in Cheshire

 

They had no children.

During World War I, he enlisted for service in Birkenhead [1914], and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died in Salonica [17th October 1918].

He was buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece [Grave Ref 548]

Beverley, ClementRef B1086
[1???-19??] Of Middle Street, Claremount.

In 1922, he married Ada Womersley in Halifax.

On 2nd December 1932, Mrs Beverley gave birth the triplets – two boys and a girl – Andrew, David and Patricia. She was later awarded the King's Bounty. The family already had 6 children

Beverley, DanRef B1281
[1812-1858] A delver and beershop keeper at Warley.

He married Susannah Ingham.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1834-1863] who married William Bedford
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1836]
  3. John [b 1837]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1840]
  5. Dan [1843-1912] who worked as a stone delver
  6. Jonah [b 1846]
  7. Samuel [b 1846]
All the children were born in Ovenden.

On Saturday, 30th October 1858, he was found above Pellon. He had been on an errand to collect potatoes and was travelling from Halifax to Warley with 2 other men who, it is believed, robbed him, ransacked his papers, and left him. He was seen to walk a short way before he fell, and he was then assisted to his home. He died the following morning.

2 men – identified as Farrar and Drake – had been seen in the vicinity of the White Bear Inn, Halifax before Beverley left. A witness reported seeing Farrar and another man riding in the cart with Beverley.

The 2 men were held in Halifax lockup on a charge of highway robbery, but the inquest decided that Beverley died from natural causes and the men were acquitted

Beverley EndRef B677
District of Todmorden.

There are bee boles here

Beverley Footbridge, TodmordenRef B905
18th century clapper bridge at Jumble Hole Clough

Beverley, GeorgeRef B346
[1889-1959] MM.

Son of James Beverley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a half-time worsted mill hand [1901] / a carter for Halifax Corporation Health Department [1911].

In 1908, he married Mary Flaherty [1884-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Haslingden, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1910]

The family lived at 1 Wilson's Yard, Grove Street, Halifax [1911, 1918].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [12th January 1918].

He survived the War, and died [Q1 1959] (aged 70) 

Beverley, HermanRef B969
[1896-1916] Known as Jack.

He was a van man with Laws & Pickles.

He lived at Grange Mill Yard, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Sowerby Bridge, and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Beverley, JamesRef B344
[1863-19??] Son of Squire Beverley, labourer.

Born in High Town, Cleckheaton.

He was a labourer of Halifax [1882] / a road scavenger in 1901) [1891] / a cart driver for Corporation [1901] / a driver for Corporation [1911].

In 1882, he married Emily Brier [1864-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Emily was born in Greetland, the daughter of John Brier, caretaker
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1884] who was a labourer at electronic works [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1886]
  3. George
  4. Arthur [b 1891] who was a driver [1911]
  5. Ethel [b 1896] who was a doffer [1911]
  6. Gladys [b 1899] who was a part-time school / doffer [1911]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 15 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 16 Allerton Street, Halifax [1911]

Beverley, MrRef B3293
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Ash Tree, Sowerby Bridge [1872].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1872] who died in infancy

Harry was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Beverley, NanRef B511
[1756-1796] Or Ann. There is some confusion between this lady and Elizabeth Gill. She lived in a cellar dwelling at Woolshops.

Around 1796, she died after a long drinking session. Neighbours found her dead in bed.

She was described as having lived

a bad life

that is, a prostitute.

Rev Coulthurst, and the sexton Joseph Binns, refused her a Christian burial in consecrated ground.

One story tells of how Nan was buried at night in a grave which was dug at the back of houses near the bottom of Halifax Parish Churchyard.

Other stories describe a funeral in which a large crowd watched the procession as her body was carried on a cart through the street of Halifax to her interment at Parkinson Lane, Halifax. There was no funeral service.

In 1859, workmen digging in Parkinson Lane, Halifax discovered a grave containing a human skeleton. A surgeon identified the skeleton as that of a woman who had poisoned herself.

One report says that there was a stake driven through the body, possibly following an old custom of burying the staked bodies of suicides at cross-roads.

The remains were later reinterred at the same place.

See Goldsmith's Grave

Beverley, RichardRef B7001
[1805-1???] He was a delver [1841] / a quarry man [1851] / a delver [1856]

He married Ellen [1809-1???].


There is a child Jonas [b 1827] who was a coal miner [1841, 1851] and is listed as Jonas Winder [1841] and Jonas Windlo illegitimate son [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Jonas [b 1827]
  2. William [b 1829]
  3. John [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
  4. Aquilla
  5. Sarah Jane [b 1835] who was employed at factory [1851]
  6. Hannah [b 1836] who was employed at factory [1851]
  7. Grace [b 1838] who was employed at factory [1851]
  8. Amelia [b 1840] who was employed at factory [1851]
  9. Sam [b 1842] who was employed at factory [1851]
  10. James [b 1844] who was employed at factory [1851]
  11. Richard [b 1846] who was employed at factory [1851]
  12. Ellen [b 1849]
  13. Joshua [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • Fold, Northowram [1841]
  • Fold, Halifax [1851]

Bibby, JamesRef B3066
[18??-18??] He married Elizabeth Ann. Elizabeth Ann was a laundress at Windle Royd Laundry, Warley [1891]. Four of their daughters worked at the Laundry.

Children:

  1. Florence who married Harry Arthur Mellor
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. daughter

The family lived at Windle Royd Farm

Bibby, R. T.Ref B1038
[19??-19??]

Recorded in 1958, when he was tenant at Lower Old Well Head, Halifax

Bibby's: T. Bibby & Company LimitedRef B2391
Manufacturers of steel equipment for the brewing, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries at Jasper Street Works, Halifax

Bible Society Repository, TodmordenRef B2375
Recorded in 1861 at Pavement when Samuel Ward Walton was in charge

Bickerdike, Arthur WilliamRef B695
[1851-1889] Son of Mary [1825-18??] & John Bickerdike [1818-1872].

He was a pianoforte tuner & repairer [1871]. He produced the Beacon Christmas & New Year's Annual [1872] He edited an almanac called Th' Beacon [1875].

He and his parents lived at Prescott Street, Halifax

Bickerdike, WilliamRef B1796
[1838-1878] Born in Kirkburton.

He was a maltster [1871].

He married Grace H. [1836-1895].


Grace was born in Edinburgh
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1862]
  2. Dan
  3. Florence McGregor [b 1868]

The family lived at 18 Upper Bell Hall, Halifax [1871]

Bickerdyke, DanRef B1782
[1863-1???] Son of William Bickerdike.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaver of 6 Haugh Shaw [1893] / a carpet weaver [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Henrietta Jenkinson at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Henrietta, of 87 Boothtown Road, was the daughter of Thomas Porter Jenkinson
 

Children:

  1. Archie H. [b 1897]
  2. Alex [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 85 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 87 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

Biddiss, Rev RayRef B2215
[19??-] Pastor at Pellon Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church, Pellon

Biddulph, JohnRef B864
[1853-1908]

In [Q4] 1881, he married Susannah Ryder [1854-1935] in Congleton, Cheshire.

Children:

  1. Lily [1890-1894]

The family lived at Copley.

John died 21st September 1908 (aged 55).

Susannah died 24th December 1935 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Bienaimé, FrancescoRef B106
[18??-18??] Sculptor of the Carrara marble statues which stood along the terrace at People's Park. He also made the statues at London's Crystal Palace and at Chatsworth

Big DaddyRef B324

Big KateRef B641
A 220ft high chimney – one of the tallest in the town – which stood at Range Bank. It was owned by Halifax Corporation and was demolished in 1956

Bigelow, ErasmusRef B2376
[18??-18??] An American engineer.

He worked in Massachusetts where he developed the power-loom.

In 1851, he exhibited his carpet-making machinery at The Great Exhibition.

The carpet manufacturers in Kidderminster rejected his invention, but Crossley's bought it.

With the help of George Collier, Crossley's mechanised the weaving of carpets

Biggins, Rev CharlesRef B2281
[18??-19??] MA.

Unitarian Minister at Todmorden [1917]

Bilberry Hall, GreetlandRef B2825

See Bilberry Hall Lane, Greetland

Bilberry Hall Pleasure Grounds, GreetlandRef B1746
Recorded in 1905, when the proprietor was J. Furness

Biles, CharlesRef B2549
[1842-1???] Of Witney, Oxfordshire.

On 18th August 1876, he went to Oxford police and confessed to the murder of Sarah Bell at Todmorden Vicarage, which he claimed to have committed about 7 years ago, and for which Miles Weatherill was hanged in 1868.

Magistrates at Oxford City Police Court heard that Biles was drunk when he made the confession, and they discharged him on condition that his brother take charge of him

Bill KnipeRef B169
Aka Bill Nipe.

See Eagle Crag, Todmorden

Bill's TownRef B3355
A popular name for Elland after the rebuilding programme carried out in the 1960s under the ægis of Elland's Town Clerk, Bill Thomas

Billiard Rooms, HalifaxRef B2298
Subscription billiard rooms were recorded in 1845 at Harrison Road when the Marker was R. Howarth

Billingham, Rev SidneyRef B228
[1898-19??] He served at St Margaret Burnage, near Manchester, at Braintree in Essex, at Bedingfield, and at Haydock and had been Chaplain to the Forces [1940-43] before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1948].

In 1953, he left to become vicar of Heworth, and later Rufforth near York

Billington, CharlesRef B1180
[1862-1???] Son of Richard Billington, clogger.

Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was a labourer of Halifax [1883] / a paviour [1891] / a road paviour [1901] / a sub-contractor paving [1911]

In 1883, he married Elizabeth Hannah Booth [1862-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Titus Booth, greengrocer
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1884]
  2. Harry [b 1888] who was a raker in worsted mill [1901], a dyer's finisher [1911]
  3. Agnes [b 1890] who was a twister worsted [1911]
  4. Fred

The family lived at

  • 8 Allen Fold, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 34 Abbots Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Alabama Street, off Queens Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Emma Booth [b 1836]

Billington, FredRef B1181
[1893-1916] Son of Charles Billington.

He was a pressman shoe and hipper? [1911] / a soldier [1915].

In [Q4] 1915, he married May Hirst [1893-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


May, of 21 Alabama Street, was the daughter of John William Hirst, dyer
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds received during a heavy bombardment [5th July 1916].

He was buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 38].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Billington, RevRef B3060
[19??-????] Curate at St George's Church, Lee Mount [1960s]

Billson, Sir AlfredRef B101
[1839-1907] Born in Leicester. From 1860, he trained as a solicitor and was a partner in Oliver, Jones, Billson & Company of Liverpool.

In 1862, he married Priscilla Baines from Leicestershire.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. Theodora who married [1888] Rev W. A. Pearman

He was a proprietor and director of the Liverpool Daily Post the Liverpool Mercury, and the Liverpool Echo. He was a JP for Liverpool. He was a Gladstonian MP for Barnstaple [1892-1895]. Radical / Liberal MP for Halifax [1897-1900]. He lost his seat in 1900. He was later MP for NW Staffordshire. He was knighted in the Birthday Honours list of June 1907.

He died suddenly after an attack of faintness in the Lobby of the House of Commons in July 1907.

He was buried at Kensal Green, London

Billy FishRef B1644

Billy Mellor Bridge, EllandRef B707
A stone bridge over the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway line between Elland and Brighouse.

It was destroyed on 1st September 1957.

It is said that the bridge was built by William Mellor who built other railway bridges locally

Billy WobbleRef B2797
A simple device – comprising a jib and a rope or chain – which was used to quarry stone. The rope was split into 3: one carried a hook, and the other 2 each carried a ring. The rings were slipped over the handles of a wheelbarrow loaded with stone, and the hook was attached to the wheel. The other end of the rope was tied to a horse which raised the load as it walked away.

This was in use until around 1880

Bilsborough, Rev ArthurRef B2426
[18??-19??] He lived at 11 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1937]

Bilton, Rev PaulRef B3447
[19??-1???] Vicar of St Thomas's Church, Greetland and St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1981]

Bilton Pier, Luddenden DeanRef B708
A wooden bridge which replaced earlier stepping stones across the stream there.

Named for Mr Bilton of Upper Mytholm Farm, Luddenden who campaigned for the construction of the bridge

Bin Royd, NorlandRef B230
Aka Benroyde, Binn Royd, Binroyd. Moor End Lane.

A hall-and-cross-wing timber-framed house, built on land which was once owned by the Binns family – hence the name. The house was cased in stone in the 16th century by the Brigg – or Briggs – family. John Briggs lived here around 1600.

The barn is dated MWA 1677 for Michael Wainhouse and his wife.

It was known for the fine plasterwork, installed by Michael Wainhouse in 1670, some panels of which are now in Bankfield museum. Royal Arms decorated the house.

The house was owned by the Thornhill family.

In 1712, Widow Thornhill sold the house to Richard Sterne, uncle of Laurence Sterne. Richard's son – also Richard – left Binn Royd to the Pulleyn family who held the property into the 20th century.

Mr Priestley – who married a daughter of Joseph Boothroyd – lived here in the early 19th century.

Isaac Fleming lived here [1861, 1871, 1881], and his son James Fleming [1901, 1911]

Plaster casts of parts of the building were presented to Bankfield Museum.

In 1914, it was entirely rebuilt by Jackson & Fox, reusing original elements of the old house, and the original 5 bays reduced to 2. An inscription reads

BIN ROYD
REPLANNED AND REBUILT
A 1914 A

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

The property is now 2 dwellings: Binn Royd Farm and Binn Royd Cottage.

See Hollas Field, Norland and The Brigg family of Binroyd

Bindley, Dr Cecil AlexanderRef B1691
[1844-1898] MRCS.

Son of manufacturer John Miles Bindley.

Born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

He was a practising surgeon in Brighouse [1881-1898].

In 1873, he married Martha Anne Youd at Christ Church, Harrogate.


Martha Anne was the daughter of
Thomas Watkin Youd
 

Children:

  1. Annie Gertrude [b 1874]
  2. Evelyn Mabel [b 1876]

He was shown as of Charing Cross, London [1873].

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was William Keels [aged 26] (assistant surgeon) born in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

He committed suicide by taking prussic acid [5th May 1898]. In a suicide note, he wrote

Two things I can never get rid of — nettle-rash and debt — so life is not worth living. Forgive, I cannot bear to tell. Mr Phipps knows

Bingham, George AlbertRef B986
[1880-1915] Born in Clay Cross.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Emma Justice in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 22 Middle Street, King Cross, Halifax
  • 32 Burnley Road, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 8th August 1915 (aged 35).

He was buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV M 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Bingley, ArthurRef B1399
[1868-1942] He was a master lithographer / manager of a print works / landlord of the Prince of Wales, Halifax [1917, 1936]

In [Q3] 1901, he married Florence Riley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1902]
  2. Ida [b 1907]
  3. Bessie [b 1907]

Bingley BrothersRef B2265
Printers, stationers and lithographers at 5 Milner Street, Halifax [1905]

Bingley, ElizabethRef B1129
[1684-1729] In her will of 1729, she bequeathed the property and profits of 2 cottages in Pellon to the person that reads prayers twice a day in Halifax

Bingley, GodfreyRef B179
[1853-19??] Born in Rawdon, Leeds.

He was a plumber [1881, 1891] / innkeeper at the Woolpack, Halifax [1894] / innkeeper at the Roebuck, Halifax [1900, 1905, 1911].

He married Mary Ann [1848-19??].

He married Mary Ann


Mary Ann was born in Halifax.

She was a machinist [1881]

 

Children:

  1. John Davies (Bingley) [b Cleveland USA 1873] who was a stationary engine driver [1891], a barman [1911]
  2. Samuel Harrison (Bingley) [b Luddenden 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a barman [1911]

The family lived at

  • 10 Lister Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Lister Street, Halifax [1891]

Bingley, GodfreyRef B915
[1893-1916] Son of John Bingley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Paul's Church & School, King Cross / a lithographer [1911] / employed by J. Walsh, Portland Street.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was injured in the gas attack on Hill 60 [May 1915], and invalided home [until 8th March 1916].

He was killed in action [4th August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Bingley, JohnRef B975
[1861-1940] Born in Rawdon

He was a laundryman [1888, 1911].

In 1888, he married Rachel Sladen [1864-1904] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph William [1889-1969]
  2. Alice [b 1891]
  3. Godfrey

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 8 St Paul's Street, Skircoat [1901]
  • 115 Warley Road, Halifax [1911]

Binks, Mrs HannahRef B916
[182?-1909] Widow of Southowram.

On the morning of 22nd September 1909, her badly-bruised body was found in her home at Ashley Cottages, Southowram. The room appeared to have been ransacked, but there was no evidence of robbery or murder and it was concluded that she had died as a result of an accidental fall

Binks, Raymond PercyRef B1525
[1917-1945] Son of Annie & James Frederick Binks.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Jessie Goodwin in Calder District.

They lived in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 24th April 1945 (aged 27).

He was buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands [Grave Ref 14 F 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Elland Working Men's Club

Binner's: T. G. BinnerRef B2269
Boiler makers at Navigation Wharf, Halifax [1905]

Binney, Rev Dr ThomasRef B1342
[18??-19??] Minister at the new Lightcliffe Congregational Church [1871]

Binns...Ref B86
The entries for people & families with the surname Binns are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Binns & Berry Brothers LimitedRef B2002
Engineers and tool makers at Fairfield Works, Holmfield.

Partnership founded in 1898 by Ned Binns, Tom Berry, and Harry Berry.

In 1906, they expanded and – having built a lathe which was too large to get out of their Fairfield Works – moved to Crown Works, Grantham Road.

In 1916, they moved to Jubilee Works, Ovenden when Stirk's required larger premises and bought the Crown Works. They also had a branch in Brighouse.

In 1953, they split off their rack and screw cutting operations and bought the Coronation Works, Ovenden to establish the Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited.

In 1981 they bought a large part of the Crown Works, Grantham Road and returned there

Binns & MortonRef B2388
Boot & shoe makers at West Vale.

Partners included Mr Binns and Mr Morton.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1876

Binns & TaylorRef B1220
Wool, flock and waste dealers at West Vale.

Partners included Joseph Binns and Thomas Taylor.

The partnership was dissolved in December 1873 when Thomas Taylor was retiring

Binns & WrightRef B2040
Cotton and silk-spinners and manufacturers at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge [1834]

Binns & WrigleyRef B2143
Cotton spinners at Brow Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1810s] and Lower Soyland Mill [1822]. Partners included George Binns and Watts Wrigley

Binns BrothersRef B2226
Halifax engineers [1905]. Partners included Uriah Binns

Binns BrothersRef B2823
Silk spinners at Eaves Bottom Mills, Hebden Bridge, Mytholm Mills, Hebden Bridge, and Stansfield [1861]. Partners included George Binns, Thomas Binns, and Edwin Binns

Binns BrothersRef B2829
Quarry owners at Pinnar Lane Quarry, Southowram [1936], Pump Lane Quarry, Southowram, and Coal Pit Lane, Southowram [1937]

Binns's: D. Binns & SonRef B3202
Draper & grocer established by David Binns.

They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1828]. He was a linen draper at 3 Corn Market [1842]. He retired in 1856.

His son Joseph took over the family business as Joseph Binns & Company.

In 1865, the D. Binns & Son business was still advertised as wholesale and retail drapers, and sewing machine agents.

Binns's: Edward Binns & SonsRef B2061
Engineers and millwrights at Stainland Road, West Vale [1905].

Established by Edward Binns.

Partners included John Edward Binns

Binns's: George Binns's CharityRef B1092
In his will of 1851, George Binns left £2 to support Sunday Schools in Norland, £2 to support Sunday Schools in Barkisland, and £1 to be distributed annually to 8 aged widows of good moral character resident in Barkisland.

Binns Hill Farm, WarleyRef B3122
Owners and tenants have included

Binns Hole Clough, MixendenRef B1756
See Battle of Slaughter Gap and Matthew Smith

Binns's: J. & A. Binns LimitedRef B2384
Wire manufacturers at West Mount Mills, Halifax [1915].

Originally T. & J. Binns & Company, the business became J. & A. Binns Limited when Alfred, the son of John Binns, became a partner in the company.

The company later became Carrington Binns

Binns's: Joseph Binns & CompanyRef B2083
Wholesale and retail drapers, hosiers, apron and pinafore manufacturer founded in 1828 at Corn Market, Halifax by David Binns.

In 1856, he was succeeded by his son, Joseph. They moved to new premises at 1 Princess Street, Halifax.

They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Binns Owl Farm, MixendenRef B3129
Owners and tenants have included

Binns's: T. & J. Binns & CompanyRef B2326
Wire manufacturers.

Partners Thomas Binns and John Binns worked as wire drawers with Sharp & Brown before taking over the business and establishing T. & J. Binns & Company.

They employed 26 men [1861].

Thomas's sons William & Samuel also worked in the business [1861].

By 1871, John's son Alfred had become a partner in the company and the business became J. & A. Binns Limited.

They moved to West Mount Mills, Halifax [1874]

Binns's: Thomas Binns & Company LimitedRef B2104
Silk manufacturers established by Thomas Binns. They were at Clifton Bridge Mill, Brighouse [1923]

Binns Top, SouthowramRef B209
Area between Southowram and Cromwellbottom.

A farm – Binns Top – is also recorded

Binroyd, NorlandRef B109

Bintcliffe, ArthurRef B2406
[1870-1944] Son of James Bintcliffe.

In 1895, he married Mary Taylor [1871-1952] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Clarence

Arthur died 15th September 1944 (aged 74).

Mary died 24th May 1952 (aged 80).

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Bintcliffe, CharlesRef B1574
[1892-1917] Son of Charles Edward Bintcliffe.

Born in Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1916, he married Gladys May Pickford in Leek, Staffordshire.

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 4th October 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 85 & 86].

In [Q3] 1919, Gladys May married Joseph Pickering in Stafford.

They lived at Leek, Staffordshire

Bintcliffe, Charles EdwardRef B711
[1861-1909]

He married Lily Priestley [1861-1908].

Children:

  1. Charles

The family lived at 4 Cross Street, Brighouse

Bintcliffe, ClarenceRef B5200
[1908-1984] Son of Arthur Bintcliffe.

In 1940, he married Mildred Whiteley [1811-1872] in Calder District.

Children:

  1. unknown

Mildred died 29th September 1972 (aged 61).

Clarence died 19th March 1984 (aged 76).

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Bintcliffe, DanielRef B2729
[1724-1786] He was born, lived and died in Stainland.

In 1747, he married (1) Hannah Dyson at Elland.

In 1753, he married (2) Rebecca Hanson at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John

He was buried at Stainland Independent Church [23rd April 1786]

Bintcliffe, DanielRef B1866
[1851-1908] Son of John Bintcliffe.

He was a cotton piecer [1861] / a stone mason [1871, 1881].

He married Isabella [1852-1904].


Isabella was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Marina [b 1873]
  3. Alice [b 1875]
  4. Bessy [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • Butler Villa, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]

Bintcliffe, JamesRef B751
[1762-1843] Son of Daniel Bintcliffe.

Joining at the age of 3, he was one of the first members of the Elland Methodist Society.

On 6th August 1781, he married Martha Smithies at Elland.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Rebecca [bapt 1785]
  3. Mary [bapt 1789]
  4. Sally [bapt 1792]
  5. Gershom

Bintcliffe, JamesRef B8003
[1848-1910] Of Broad Carr.

(Possibly) son of John Bintcliffe.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton piecer [1861].

He married Sarah Ann Gee [1848-1910].

Children:

  1. Clara Ann [1868-7th June 1930]
  2. Arthur
  3. Walter [1872-1877]
  4. Louisa [1874-1949] who married Percy Heppenstall
  5. Fred [1876-19th December 1900]
  6. Harold [1877-1952] who married [1906] Caroline Rosanna Lambert [1878-19??]
  7. John William [1879-1966] who married [1910] Fanny Haytor Winchester
  8. Ethel [1883-3rd April 1955] who married [1908] Irvine Hanson [1882-1910]
  9. Alice [1885-1963] who was buried with her sister Louisa
  10. Maud Mary [1886-1961]
  11. Lottie [1890-27th October 1918]

James died 13th January 1910 (aged 62), and Sarah Ann died 2 days later [15th January 1910] (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Bintcliffe, JohnRef B1867
[1818-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a stone delver [1861, 1871].

Around 1849, he married Mary A. [1811-1???].


Mary A. was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Sarah [b 1849] who was a cotton piecer [1861], a card room hand [1871]
  3. Daniel
  4. Reuben
  5. Wright
  6. John [b 1859] who was a cotton piecer [1871]
  7. Mary Ann [b 1861]
  8. Mary [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Jordan, Stainland [1861]
  • Forest Hill, Stainland [1871]

Bintcliffe, John HenryRef B1261
[1893-1918] Son of Reuben Bintcliffe.

He was a member of Outlane Wesleyan Chapel & Sunday School / a member of the United Mutual Improvement Society & Wesleyan Institute / a woollen weaver [1911] / employed at C. & J. Hirst's Mills, Longwood.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died from septic poisoning in No.42 Casualty Clearing Station in France [18th February 1918] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th March 1918].

He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III C 23]

Bintcliffe, ReubenRef B1262
[1855-1903] Son of John Bintcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

He was a plasterer [1871, 1891] / a painter [1901].

In [Q2] 1880, he married Zillah Wadsworth [1857-1930] in Halifax.


Zillah was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Laura [1879-1900]
  2. Sarah Hannah [b 1880] who was a worsted twister [1901], a woollen burler [1911]
  3. Mary Ann [1882-1910] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. Emma [b 1886] who was a fancy burler [1901], a woollen weaver [1911]
  5. John Henry
  6. Ada May [b 1895] who was a woollen warper [1911]

The family lived at

  • Forest Hill End, Sowood, Stainland [1881]
  • Longwood Slack, Longwood, Huddersfield [1891]
  • Green Gate Head, Sowood, Stainland [1901, 1911]

Reuben died in Halifax [Q1 1903] (aged 48).

Zillah died in Huddersfield [Q1 1930] (aged 73) 

Bintcliffe, ThomasRef B336
[1831-1886] Son of Hannah and Charles Bintcliffe of Lane Head, Lower Edge, Rastrick.

Born in Rastrick [9th December 1831].

He was one of the local favourite middle distance runners at Grantham Park, Rastrick.

He was involved in a two-mile race [August 1851] against Harry Brook for £20 a side at Hyde Park, Sheffield.

In July 1856, he beat John Tetlow of Collingwood, Lancashire at Grantham Park for £50 a side and the report in The Era newspaper said that over 1,000 spectators were in attendance.

He ran his last race in 1861 which seems to coincide with James Barratt leaving the Black Bull and the end of pedestrianism at Grantham Park.

He died at Rastrick [January 1886]

Bintcliffe, Thomas HenryRef B1004
[1871-1921]

In 1899, he married Elizabeth Taylor [1863-1938] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1900-1985] who married [1926] Vincent L. Hey
  2. Maud [1901-1980] who married [1927] John Helliwell
  3. Frank Taylor (Bintcliffe) [1907-5th February 1984]

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Bintcliffe, Thomas HenryRef B597
[1871-1921] Son of Daniel Bintcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a stone mason [1901] / a stone mason (building contractor) [1911].

In [Q2] 1899, he married Elizabeth Taylor [1864-1938] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1900-14th October 1985] who married Vincent L. Hey
  2. Maud [1901-19th December 1900] who married John Helliwell

The family lived at

  • Sowood, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901
  • Sowood Green, Stainland [1911]

Thomas Henry died 28th July 1921 (aged 50).

Elizabeth died 18th November 1938 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Bintcliffe, WalterRef B778
[1900-1967]

In [Q2] 1940, he married Vera Birkhead [1912-1967] in Calder District.

h died 2nd July 1967 (aged 67).

h died 26th September 1967 (aged 55).

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Bintcliffe, WrightRef B1868
[1857-1891] Son of John Bintcliffe.

He was a cotton piecer [1871] / a farmer [1891].

In [Q1] 1882, he married Elizabeth Lumb [1854-1???] in Halifax.

They lived at Wellington, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]

Bintliff, Alfred GrundyRef B2730
[1840-1900] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War.

He died in Rock County, Wisconsin [19th April 1900]

Bintliff, GershomRef B680
[1798-18??] Of Halifax.

Son of James Bintcliffe.

On 23rd July 1821, he married Maria Hanson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Robinson [born 30th April 1822]
  2. Caroline [born 31st March 1823]
  3. James
  4. William [born 21st May 1826]
  5. Thomas
  6. Gershom
  7. Maria [born 11th September 1831]
  8. Joshua Frederick [1834-1836]
  9. Martha Ann [born 3rd July 1836]
  10. Alfred Grundy
All the children were born in Halifax.

Gershom, Maria and 2 of their sons – Gershom and Alfred? – and 2 daughters, emigrated from Salterhebble to America in 1841. His eldest son James, Thomas, and another sibling followed in 1842. The family originally settled in New York State.

Gershom was dead before 1873, and Maria moved west to live with one of her daughters

Bintliff, GershomRef B684
[1830-1911] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

Born 22nd September 1830.

In 1841, he emigrated to America with his parents and siblings.

Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War.

He later moved to Wisconsin where he married. He and his wife moved on and settled in Ashland, MN. In 1871, they moved to Minneapolis and became active in the local church. He died on 23rd July 1911.

One of their sons, Charles Joseph I founded the Bintliff Manufacturing Company in Minneapolis in 1885. The company went out of business in the 1930s. His grandson, Charles Addison Bintliff II, and 8-year-old great-grandson Charles Joseph Bintliff III [1917-1998] gave the family heirloom mite box to their local church in 1925

Bintliff, JamesRef B683
[1783-1847] Son of James Bintcliffe

He was a corn and flour dealer in Halifax [1837] / a shopkeeper at King Cross [1840].

In 1802, he married (1) Mary Sladdin in Halifax.

In 1836, he married (2) Hannah Fletcher in Halifax

Bintliff, General JamesRef B681
[1824-1901] Eldest son of Gershom.

Born in Halifax [1st November 1824].

At the age of 15, he became clerk in a lawyer's office at Halifax. He later became a bookkeeper for the Halifax & Wakefield Canal Company.

In 1842, he followed his parents to America. He was a business partner with his father-in-law.

In 1847, he married Harriet Snook in New York.

Children:

  1. child – who died before 1900
  2. child – who died before 1900
  3. Edward Hawkins [b 1849]
  4. Ida M. [b 1855]
  5. James William [b 1858]
  6. Helen (Nellie) [b 1861]

In 1851, he went to farm in Green County, Wisconsin. He was later Cashier of the Bank of Monroe. In 1856, he was elected Register of Deeds of Green County. In 1859, he was admitted to the bar in Green County. In 1860, he bought an interest in the county's leading newspaper, the Monroe Sentinel, and in 1862, he became sole proprietor. He was publisher and proprietor of the Darlington Republican

He died 16th March 1901

Bintliff, Thomas H.Ref B682
[1828-1862] Son of Gershom.

Born in Halifax.

In 1841/1842, he and his family emigrated to America.

He was killed in the Civil War

Birch Dene, WheatleyRef B1490
House. Recorded in 1907

See Edwin Turner and George Edwin Turner

Birch, Eric WykehamRef B846
[1893-1917] MC.

Son of Annie Isabella Turnbull & John Grant Birch.

He was educated at Rugby & Wye College Kent / appointed to the Sudan Government.

He lived at Holly Bank, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Brighouse Chums Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps for the Somme.

He died 17th January 1917 (aged 24).

He was awarded the Military Cross the following day.

He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France [Grave Ref II A 12].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Birch, EvanRef B811
[1888-1915] Son of Bridget & Daniel Birch of Dewsbury.

Born in Dewsbury.

He married Elizabeth [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. John Evan

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [6th April 1915].

He was buried at Tuileries British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref D 7] [Sp Mem].

Son John Evan died in World War II

Birch Farm, SowerbyRef B483
See Elkanah Horton

Birch, GeorgeRef B3021
[18??-18??] Of Halifax. In January 1866, he filed a patent for
improvements in printing yarns

Birch, Rev HughRef B422
[1906-19??] MA.

He served at Stratford and at Lindley before becoming Curate and Lecturer at Halifax [1937-1940], Chaplain of the Waterhouse Charity [1938-1940], vicar of Gomersal [1940-1949], Vicar of Rastrick [1949-1960], and Vicar of Coley [1960-1971].

He had 4 sons. The eldest, John, died tragically in Scotland when he was 18. He was Head boy at Rastrick Grammar School at the time.

The family grave is in the churchyard, near the east window of St Matthew's, Rastrick

Birch, John EvanRef B163
[1909-1946] Son of Evan Birch, who died in World War I.

Born in Dewsbury.

On 20th April 1935, he married Ethel Goldsborough [1909-1986] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

They lived at 24 John Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He died in Halifax General Hospital [30th September 1946] (aged 37).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £422 12/9d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ethel

Birch, Rev JosephRef B1001
[18??-18??] MA.

He was the first vicar of Brighouse [March 1843-October 1862]. It was at this time when the church separated from Rastrick and became an independent chapelry and parish within the parish of Halifax. Since the church was built in 1831, there had been a Curate in charge.

He set up several philanthropic causes:

In 1857, when the Parish Church was competing with Methodists, he established a chapel of ease which was unsuccessful and subsequently became St Paul's Methodist Chapel.

He married Fanny Lea [1810-1868].


Fanny was a Quaker and wore a silk poke bonnet and other Quaker clothes throughout her life
 

Children:

  1. Lydia Lea [b 1838] who married Rev Richard Abbey Tindall

He left to go to West Teignmouth, Devon

See Judge William Barber and Rev John Phillips

Birch, Leonard F.Ref B3195
[1???-19??] Around 1948, he and his son Leonard J. established Birch's photographers.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Leonard J.

Birch, Leonard J.Ref B3196
[1???-1???] Aka Lennie.

Son of Leonard F. Birch.

He worked as a technician with Harnett & Company,

Around 1948, he and his father established Birch's photographers.

In the 1950s, he was Chief Photographer for the British speedway magazine The Speedway Star.

Lenny continued in the business when they moved to London about 1951, with a studio in Albemarle Street, Piccadilly.

He moved to New Zealand in the early 1960s

Birch, MrRef B1195
[18??-18??] He ran Birch Tree House School, Halifax

Birch, Percival CliffordRef B992
[1913-1943] Son of Agnes & Edward Craven Birch of 42 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax.

He was educated at Moorside School, Ovenden / a radio salesman for Wild's of Bradford.

In [Q2] 1936, he married Ida L. Metcalfe in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Patricia [b 1937]

They lived in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5 Bridge Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He was killed in a traffic accident [12th January 1943] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [Grave Ref 73], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Birch's photographersRef B1995
Halifax photographic business, established around 1948 by Leonard F. Birch and his son, Lenny, at their Leoné Studios, 27 Rhodes Street, Halifax.

About 1951, the business moved to London, and they had a studio in Albemarle Street, Piccadilly

Birch, RogerRef B1176
[19??-] Local photographer. He has published several books of photographs of Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley

  • A Way of Life [1973]
  • Todmorden Album 4 volumes of photographs of Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley. Volume 4 was published in 2006

See Todmorden Album website

Birch, WilliamRef B3115
[1805-1869] Of Warley.

He was a wit, a bareback rider, the village blacksmith, jailer, potman, village dentist, and a leading light in the local maypole dancing

At Warley Congregational Church, he was sexton, gravedigger, deacon, and clerk

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah who married John Bell Kerr

The family lived at Old Hall Farm, Warley [tenant 1809]

Birchall, M. M.Ref B2673
[19??-19??] BA, LTh.

Curate at Sowerby [1956]

BirchcliffeRef B67
Area of Hebden Bridge.

The name is recorded as Burstcliffe [1608], Barstcliffe [1634], Burscliffe [1638], and Birkscliff Shroggs [1776].

The original name Burstcliffe, implies that the area was cracked or disturbed and liable to landslides.

Note the large 19th century retaining wall on your right as you go north-east from Hebden Bridge to Keighley.

See William Cockcroft

Birchcliffe BaptistsRef B68
A group of General Baptists at Hebden Bridge, formed by Dan Taylor. They opened the original Birchcliffe Chapel in 1764. The final chapel closed in 1974.

See Jonathan Horsfall

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden BridgeRef B1820
A collection of offices and studios owned by Pennine Heritage. The building was the former Birchcliffe Baptist Church.

See Pennine Heritage

Birchcliffe Road Toll Bar, Hebden BridgeRef B818
Toll gate on Birchcliffe Road built in 18?? It was discontinued around 1878

Birchcliffe water, Hebden BridgeRef B1779
The water from a number of natural springs was collected in a tank behind Birchcliffe Chapel and used by the local community until the 1980s

Birchen Lee Carr, MytholmroydRef B360
Or Birchenlee Carr. Raw Lane.

Mid-17th century yeoman clothier's through-passage house, and barn with datestone SC 1886

The house and the barn are on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

It has been described as

one of the finest examples of a yeoman clothier's house in West Yorkshire

In 2007, it was sold at auction for £347,000.

A bid has been made [2008] to demolish and extend the outbuildings to provide accommodation on site to enable the renovation and restoration of the house

Birchenough, JamesRef B1572
[1873-1???] Born in Mixenden.

He was a millhand of Furnace Yard, Shelf [1895] / a stone miner [1901] / a coal miner [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Leah Ann Robertshaw [1871-1???] at St Michael's Church, Shelf.


Leah Ann, a weaver of Furnace Yard, Shelf, was born in Shelf, the daughter of Thomas Wilkinson Robertshaw, grocer
 

Children:

  1. twins Joe
  2. Jane [1896-1905]
  3. Eddie [b 1898]
  4. Willie [b 1900]
  5. Annie [b 1905]
  6. Clara [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 12 Northowram Green, Northowram [1901]
  • 4 Towngate, Northowram [1911]
  • 5 Tenterfield Terrace, Northowram [1918]

Birchenough, JoeRef B1649
[1896-1965] MM.

Son of James Birchenough.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram & Choir / assistant secretary to the Sunday School / a worsted spinner [1911] / a banksman at Brooke's, Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he joined up [4/1915], and served as a Sergeant with the West Riding Regiment.

He was drafted to France [January 1917].

He was repatriated with shrapnel in the head [November 1917], returning to France [early 1918].

He received 5 recommendation for the honour. He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for great bravery & devotion to duty as company runner during the operations on 28th September 1918. This soldier had to constantly cross the canal and carry messages to the forward platoon, under direct observation and machine gun fire, and never failed to take all the risks and promptly delivered his messages. During the early part of the attack, this was the only means of communication, and the work was vital
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [16th November 1918].

He survived the War.

A Joe Birchenough died in Halifax [Q4 1965] (aged 70) 

Bird, AdamRef B1348
[1781-1845] He was a market gardener [1807].

On 12th May 1817, he married Martha at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was the widow of
Michael Tate
 

Bird, Albert ThomasRef B1266
[1879-1916] Son of Eli Charles Bird, plumber.

Born in Kensington, Middlesex.

He was a Lance Corporal at Halifax Barracks, Gibbet Street [1911] / a postman of Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1911].

In [Q2] 1912, he married Florence Amelia Shaw [1889-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Florence Amelia, of Rochdale Road, Halifax, was the daughter of James Shaw, (retired) 
 

Children:

  1. Walter Henry [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 54 Rochdale Road, King Cross, Halifax
  • 30 Shaw Street, Halifax
  • 29 Walker Street, King Cross, Halifax

He enlisted at Dalton [1897].

He was in Malta [February 1898 to September 1898] / in the Boer War in South Africa [December 1899 to February 1902] / in India [March 1902 to November 1905] / discharged at the end of his term of service at Halifax [December 1911].

He was awarded

  • the Queen's South Africa medal & clasps: Paardeburg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley & Transvaal
  • the King's South Africa medal & clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

He joined the Army Reserves [July 1912].

During World War I, he was mobilised [5th August 1914], and served with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He survived engagements at Mons [August 1914], but was wounded in the left hand at Hill 60 [April 1915].

He was promoted to Acting Sergeant [February 1916].

He published a poem Tommy Atkins's Challenge in the Halifax Courier [20th February 1916].

He was killed on the Somme [12th October 1916] (aged 37).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

Bird, Rev G. GarmosonsRef B2366
[18??-18??] BA.

Clergyman at Illingworth [1861]

Bird, JamesRef B594
[1887-1917] Son of William Bird.

Born in Halifax.

He was an unemployed labourer [1911] / a worker in the woollen industry [1916].

On 23rd December 1911, he married Hannah Warner [1876-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1912]
  2. Walter [b 1913]
  3. William Henry [b 1916]

The family lived at

  • 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road [1911]
  • 15 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]
  • 7 Howarth's Buildings, Halifax
  • Pineberry Court, Southowram Bank

During World War I, he enlisted [7th September 1916] served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [29th December 1916].

He was killed in action at Monchy le Preux, Arras [25th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother William Henry also died in the War

Bird, WilliamRef B629
[1856-1937] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

He was a labourer [1885] / a brass polisher [1911]

On 28th November 1885, he married Sarah Jane Pickles [1853-1897] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. William Henry

The family lived at 16 Morpeth Street, Charlestown Road [1911].

Both sons were killed in World War I

Bird, William HenryRef B596
[1888-1917] Son of William Bird.

Born in Halifax.

He lived at 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road.

During World War I, he enlisted [19th March 1909] with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [19th August 1916] and was transferred to serve as a Corporal York & Lancaster Regiment [3rd September 1916].

He was killed in action [12th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 105 & 106], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street.

His brother James also died in the War

Birdcage, GodleyRef B1111
Area of Beacon Hill Road, Halifax around Godley and the top of Old Bank.

The name may imply early links with Falconry

Birdcage, SkircoatRef B111
Area of Halifax to the south of Skircoat Moor.

The name may imply early links with Falconry

Birdholme, ColeyRef B2658
An area of Coley

Birds RoydRef B376
Area of Rastrick just south of the Calder.

The name is a corruption of Brigroyd, the clearing by the bridge

Birds Royd House, RastrickRef B1804
Built around 1895.

A reservoir in the grounds served the Calder Dye Works.

The house was demolished in the 1950s

Birds Royd House Reservoir, RastrickRef B1861
A reservoir in the grounds of Birds Royd House, Rastrick served the Calder Dye Works

Birdwhistle, WilliamRef B2644
[1???-18??] In 1822, he and Mrs Leyland were recorded at a Lancasterian School in Halifax

Birk's Lane End BarRef B755
Toll gate

Birkbeck, HenryRef B1299
[1873-19??] He was a brick yard labourer [1911].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Minnie Rushworth in Halifax.


Minnie was the daughter of
Abraham Crowther Rushworth She was a warper (worsted) [1911]
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Minnie [1902-1904]

In 1911, they were living at 3 West View, Boothtown with Minnie's brother Tom Rushworth

Birkbeck, J.Ref B1537
[18??-19??] Farmer at Hunger Hill Farm, Queensbury.

In April 1889, he was declared bankrupt

Birkby & KellettRef B1992
Formed in 1863 by Henry Birkby and Mr Kellett. In 1867, the partnership ended

Birkby Hall, CliftonRef B1806
Birkby Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Birkby, HarryRef B1395
[1894-1915] Son of Mary Jane & Joe Birkby of 25 South Street, West Parade, Halifax.

Born in Moor End, Cleckheaton.

He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

He lived at 16 Allerton Place, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed on Left Sector of the Ypres Salient [21st November 1915] (aged 21).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III E 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Birkby, HenryRef B956
[18??-19??] Partner in Birkby & Kellett. In 1867, he established the Storr Hill Brickworks. In 1876, he served on the local council at Wyke

Birkby House, LightcliffeRef B3327
Owners and tenants have included

Birkby, JohnRef B415
[17??-18??] Cotton and wool card makers at Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1809]

Birkby, JohnRef B2349
[18??-18??] Strap-fastener manufacturer at Spring Bank Saw Mill, Brighouse [1874]

Birkby MoorRef B1177
Popular carpet design produced by Firth's Carpets, Bailiff Bridge

Birkby, RonnieRef B1652
[1922-1944] Son of Ann & James Birkby of 26 Crestfield Avenue, Elland.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School / employed by Wilkinson's of Blackley.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)  with the 214th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th September 1944.

He was buried at Calais Southern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref R 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School

Birkdale Farm, BirkhouseRef B1805
Mid 17th century farm and cottages

Birkenhead, Hebden BridgeRef B265
A popular 19th century name for the Royd Terrace and Garden Square area around Buttress Brink

Birkett, Albert EdwardRef B519
[1876-19??] Born in Nottingham.

He was a shop keeper [1910].

On 30th July 1910, he married Gertrude Goodyear at Coley Church.


Gertrude was the daughter of
Luke Goodyear
 

After their marriage, the couple went to live in Sheffield

Birkhead's CharityRef B1154
In his will of 1638, William Birkhead gave £5 which was to be used for charitable purposes in Lightcliffe and Hipperholme and £5 which was to be paid yearly to the poor of Rastrick and Brighouse. He gave the money in trust to Samuel Hoyle and Robert Hargreaves.

Birkhead, GeorgeRef B1502
[1796-1???] He was a woollen weaver [1841]

He (possibly) married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Charles [bapt 6th October 1816] who was a woollen spinner [1841]
  2. Mary [b 1821]
  3. Martha [b 1822]
  4. George [b 1825]

The family lived at Long Heyes, Elland [1841].

A Sarah Birkhead, the wife of George Birkhead of Long Heyes in Elland, died 25th December 1839 (aged 56 years) 

She was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O1] with John Birkhead

Birkhead, George TaylorRef B6280
[1875-1918] Son of Turner Birkhead.

Born in Stainland.

He was a bricklayer at mine [1911]

In [Q4] 1913, he married Alice Moran in Halifax.

He died when James Moran struck him with a bayonet after finding Birkhead with Moran's wife [9th June 1918]

The blow severed the jugular vein and Birkhead died


Question: Does anyone know if James and George were brothers-in-law?

 

Birkhead, JohnRef B1477
[1814-1883] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1841, 1851] / a woollen cloth manufacturer [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 4 men & 11 women [1881].

Around 1836, he married Elizabeth [1815-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Turner [b 1836]
  2. Thomas [b 1836] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  3. Eliza [1838-3rd August 1855] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  4. Joseph [b 1840]
  5. James [b 1840] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  6. Ramsden who died 1842 (aged 5 months & 13 days) 
  7. Charlotte [b 1843] who was a nurse [1851], a wool warper [1871, 1881], & married Samuel Jessop
  8. George [b 1847]
  9. John [b 1851] who was a cotton waste dealer [1871]
  10. Sarah [b 1852] who was a wool weaver power loom [1871], & married Thomas Henry Fitton
  11. Arthur [b 1856] who was a wool slubber's assistant [1871]

The family lived at

  • Long Heyes, Elland [1841]
  • Bank Bottom, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Castlegate, Aspinall Buildings, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Castlegate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were widowed daughter Sarah & her daughters.

Living with the widowed Elizabeth [in 1891] were widowed daughter Charlotte, & widowed daughter Sarah (milliner)  & her daughters.

Member of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O1], with Sarah Birkhead & Elijah Howe.

John died Q4 1883 (aged 69).

Elizabeth died Q2 1892 (aged 76).

Their burial places are not known

Birkhead, JosephRef B1580
[1881-1917] Son of Mary Hannah (née Kershaw) [1858-1935] & Arthur Birkhead [1855-1940] from Elland.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 274th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 18th September 1917 (aged 36).

He was buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium [Grave Ref II G 21]

Birkhead, RatcliffeRef B1761
[18??-19??] Printer at Silver Street, Halifax [1905]

Birkhead, TurnerRef B1445
[1848-19??] Born in Long Heys Farm, Elland.

He was a grease extractor (woollen) [1881] / a night watchman (dyeworks) [1911].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Nancy Jane Taylor [1855-19??] in Halifax.


Nancy was born in Slaithwaite
 

Children:

  1. George Taylor (Birkhead)
  2. Edgar [b 1878]
  3. Ernest [b 1881]
  4. Clara [b 1892] who was a woollen weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • Brook Dentons Row, Stainland with Old Lindley [1881]
  • 23 Turnpike Street, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were grandsons Walter Birkhead [b  1901] & Edgar Stanley Birkhead [b 1903]

Birkhead, WilliamRef B1148
[15??-16??] Of Brookfoot, Southowram. He established Birkhead's Charity by his will of 1638

BirkhouseRef B496
Area of Bailiff Bridge / Clifton.

There are a number of 17th century buildings in the area, including Birkdale Farm, Lower Birkhouse Cottage and Upper Birkhouse Farm

Birkhouse Farm, CliftonRef B342

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

See Birkhouse, Brighouse, Birkhouse Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Birkhouse Road, Brighouse, Birkhouse, Lower Birkhouse Cottage, Brighouse and Upper Birkhouse Farm, Bailiff Bridge

Birkin, Adam deRef B1138
[11??-1185] See Adam son of Peter de Birkin

Birkin, JosephRef B5760
[1815-1859] Of Brighouse.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1845-1887]
  2. Elizabeth [1845] who died aged 2 months
  3. John Fawcett [1858-1859] who died aged 5 months
  4. Thomas

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Birkin, Roger deRef B1140
[11??-1???] Aka Roger son of Adam son of Peter

Son of Adam son of Peter de Birkin.

He married Matilda.


Matilda was the daughter of Roger de Tong

In a grant [1189-1190], Roger de Tong gave to Matilda on her marriage, his manor of Over Shitlington

 

In an agreement in 1196, Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury granted Roger de Birkin, for an exchange of other lands that they had made, 80 oaks in their common wood of Shitlington. This was witnessed by Reginald son of Elias [EYC Vol. 8 No. 151].

In an agreement a little later [1196-1202] Roger son of Adam son of Peter demised to Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury, for a term of two years, all his land of Shitlington and Midgley, and 32 acres for a term of ten years. This was witnessed by Richard son of Jordan [EYC Vol. 8 No. 152]. In this agreement, Roger is called Roger son of Adam son of Peter, probably to demonstrate his inherited right to the land.

See Richard son of Jordan de Thornhill

Birkin, ThomasRef B3411
[1???-1???] Son of Joseph Birkin.

He married Eliza.

Children:

  1. Hannah Mary [b 1863] who died aged 15 weeks

Hannah Mary was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with her grandfather Joseph

Birks Bar, WalsdenRef B303
Hollins Road. The toll house was built in 1825 for the Todmorden Turnpike Trust. The building was later used as a butcher's shop, then a ladies' and gents' outfitters

Birks Brook, MixendenRef B1829
With the Hebble, this forms the southern boundary of Mixenden

Birks Close Farm, Norwood GreenRef B1352
Part of the property of Samuel Sunderland

In 1671, he instructed that income from the property be left to the poor of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, the Sunderland Charity.

In April 1840, the coal beneath a part of the farm was sold. Mining revealed that a considerable part of the coal had already been

got by someone

Birks Farm, RippondenRef B3253
Royd Lane. Part of Sam Hill's Brig Royd Estate. There were houses here in the early 17th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Birks HallRef B556
There are several places with this name

Birks Hall Bridge, WalsdenRef B3112
St Peter's Gate. Bridge #35 over the Rochdale Canal

Birks Hall Convalescent HomeRef B1734
Birks Hall Lane. Recorded in 1905

Birks Hall, OvendenRef B403
Rebuilt about 1699.

Owners and tenants have included

Mrs Anne Brooksbank died here.

On 19th October 1920, The Halifax Weekly Courier reported that it was proposed to convert the unoccupied portion of Birks Hall into a habitable dwelling or dwellings.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and In & About Our Old Homes.

It was demolished in 1937. Shroggs Road Tip now occupies the site. The drive can still be seen

Birks Hall, PellonRef B112
Area of Halifax on the left of Shroggs Road going from Lee Bridge to Wheatley.

Birks Hall House stood on the Pellon side of the valley

Birks Hall tipRef B252
Aka Shroggs Road Tip

Birks Hall, WalsdenRef B2912

Birks Hall Wood ReservoirRef B1856
Fed by water from the springs in Birks Wood. The reservoir stored 500 gallons of water. The water was carried from here by lead pipes to Gibbet Hill Reservoir.

No longer exists

See Birks hall

Birks, Hannah RawsonRef B1336
[1846-1925] Of Sheffield.

She married Louis John Crossley.

She died at Holywell Hall, Stainland

Birks House, WalsdenRef B998
Owners and tenants have included

Birks, Rev Martin J.Ref B542
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1890]

Birks Mills Lock, WalsdenRef B1270
Aka Travis Mill Lock

Birks Royd, SouthowramRef B406
Church Lane.

House.

Owners and tenants have included

An advert for the property appeared [2nd January 1875]


Sale by Private Contract for Mr. Samuel Thompson, the Owner, Birks Royd, Southowram, 5 acres containing 13 feet of Riven stone with open Quarry, also substantial house known as Birks Royd and 6 cottages within 80 yards of the house and stables. Of interest to Quarry Owners, Stone Merchants and Others
 

See Birks Royd Quarry, Southowram

Birks Top, SouthowramRef B1802
House off Church Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Birks, Rev WilliamRef B1212
[1829-1901] Born in Tideswell, Nottinghamshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1861]

Birks Wood, OvendenRef B4001

See Birks Hall Wood Reservoir

Birrell, Sir JamesRef B1523
[19??-] He was Chief Executive of the Halifax Building Society [1999-1993]

Birstall, West YorkshireRef B3489
District of Leeds.

See Brookroyd, Birstall, Oakwell Hall, Birstall and Rydings, Birstall

Birt, Daphne Marjorie HildaRef B1036
[1???-19??] Daughter of William George Birt of Kensington. She was the second wife of Henry Charles Sorrell Priestley Edwards

Birtwhistle & HutchinsonRef B2327
Proprietors of the Halifax Courier [1874]. They were then at 7 Portland Street, Halifax

Birtwhistle, ArthurRef B2758
[1870-19??] ARCM.

Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister. His brother William was brought up by his grandmother, Rachel Greenwood.

He studied the organ and taught his brother, William

Birtwhistle, EdwinRef B581
[1850-1925] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic/fitter [1875].

In 1875, he married Ann Naylor [1850-1930] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1878-1932] who married [1911] Egerton Hey [1880-1942]
  2. Emily [1879-1956] who married Thomas Fearnley
  3. Samuel [1884-1938]
  4. Arnold [b 1887] who emigrated to Canada and fought with Canadian Forces during World War I
  5. Amy [b 1889]
  6. George

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 16 Ladywood Terrace, Halifax

Birtwhistle, GeorgeRef B1031
[1893-1916] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

He was a steamer (stuff dyeing & finishing works) [1911] / an employee of Walnut Street dye works / a labourer [1915].

He lived at 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [1st May 1915] and served as a Rifleman with the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

He died of wounds in 26 Field Ambulance [5th January 1916] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd January 1916].

He was buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I D 73].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Birtwhistle, GeorgeRef B577
[1894-1917] Son of Edwin Birtwhistle.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher at with B. S. S. Smith & Sons Limited at Stannary Works.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force.

He was killed by an enemy shell whilst unloading ammunition [7th August 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th August 1917].

He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II E 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Birtwhistle, JohnRef B3343
[1842-1884] Of Halifax.

On 19th January 1884, he went to the Westward Tavern, Halifax and played dominoes with another man for some beer. A third man, John Henry Charnock, had a bet with Birtwhistle. Birtwhistle lost and there was a dispute over whether or not Charnock had won 10d. A remark was made which upset Birtwhistle and he struck Charnock on the mouth. Charnock hit Birtwhistle a violent blow on the nose and knocked him down, his head coming into violent contact with the floor. Charnock and another man carried Birtwhistle home. He died on 10th February 1884.

At the trial, Charnock said that he was sorry for what has occurred and offered to pay a sum of money to Birtwhistle's widow. The Judge said that, although he could send the prisoner to gaol, in which case no-one would benefit. Instead, he ordered Charnock to keep the peace for 12 months

Birtwhistle, Joseph PriestleyRef B2343
[18??-18??] Accountant, auditor, estate agent and insurance agent. He set up in business in 1863. He was Secretary of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society at Crown Street, Halifax [1874].

He had business at Crossley Chambers, Northgate, Halifax [1881].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Annie Mabeth [b 1872] who married William Jessop Storer

Birtwhistle's: T. & W. BirtwhistleRef B2110
19th century printers, booksellers, stationers and account book manufacturers. Theye were at 18-22 Northgate, Halifax [1863], and at 31 Northgate [1874].

Partners included Thomas Birtwhistle and William Birtwhistle and.

See Jane Ann Hodgson

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef B428
[1814-1871] Of Halifax.

Son of William Birtwhistle.

He became a boot and shoe-maker. He joined his father's business [1822].

On 3rd November 1836, he married Harriet Stott [1817-1863] from Stainland. Children: several including

  1. William Henry
  2. Emily [1847-1920] who never married
  3. John
  4. Harriet [1858-1859] who died aged 14 months
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child

The family lived at 34 Great Albion Street, Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef B1048
[1816-1???] He was a boot maker [1851] / a cordwainer [1861, 1871] / a cordwainer bootmaker [1881]

He married Ruth [1816-1876].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1837] who was a hand loom weaver of carpets [1851], a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. James Firth [b 1840] who was an errand boy [1851], a cordwainer [1861]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  4. Fanny [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a cotton winder [1871], a worsted winder [1881] & married Greenwood Hanson
  5. Thomas
  6. George [b 1857] who was a rug dresser carpet works [1881]

The family lived at

  • 19 Fleet Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]
  • 22 Fleet Street, Halifax [1871]

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef B1329
[1829-1885] He was a printer & publisher / joint partner at the Courier with John Dyson Hutchinson / partner in T. & W. Birtwhistle / a newspaper proprietor employing 14 men & 9 boys [1881].

In 1866, he married Sarah A. Baxendale.

Children:

  1. Emily [1861-19??] who married Thomas Palethorpe

The family lived at

He died 6th March 1885.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £6,852 19/10d.

His will was proved by Thomas Palethorpe and Henry John Palethorpe (of Leeds) 

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef B1030
[1851-1923] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

Born in Halifax.

He was deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age / a wood carver [1871, 1881, 1893, 1901] / a wood carver (furniture trade) [1911].

In 1893, he married Margaret Ann Taylor [1864-1925] in Salford.


Margaret Ann was born in Peersall, Lancashire.

She was also deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age.

She was a wrapper-up (toffee manufactory) 

 

Children:

  1. George
  2. James [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 32 Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Elizabeth J Taylor [b 1867] (cotton reeler) who was also deaf & dumb from childhood

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef B2757
[1???-18??] He had a boot and shoe making business in Bull Green, Halifax [1822], and at 4 Cabbage Lane, Halifax [1834].

He married Hannah Darnborough.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. Thomas
  12. child
  13. child

He was buried in the Birtwhistle family plot [Plot Number 3936] at Halifax General Cemetery

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef B76
[1789-1862] Printer and publisher of Broad Street, Halifax, and 22 Northgate, Halifax [1829, 1850].

He was an agent for The Leeds Mercury [1838, 1839].

He contributed £100 towards the building of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street.

See T. & W. Birtwhistle and Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef B1611
[1809-1866] He was a woolsorter, choir master and composer. He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef B2759
[1871-19??] Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood. His brother Arthur; was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister.

His brother, Arthur taught him to play the organ. He was organist at Heath Congregational Church

Birtwhistle, William HenryRef B390
[1846-1871] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

At the age of 5, he followed his older sisters into factory work where they sorted hair to make brushes.

He became a carpet weaver with a business at Bull Green, Halifax.

He played the organ at Sion Congregational Church.

In 1869, he married Ruth Ann Greenwood [1847-1874] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was also a carpet weaver
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. William

The family lived at 15 Brinton Terrace, Halifax.

William died of TB before the birth of their son, William. 3 years later, Ruth also died of TB.

After their parents' deaths, Arthur was cared for by Maria Wilson, Ruth's married sister, and William was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

Bischoff, Wriedt WillieRef B1661
[1899-1918] He was an orphan born in Islington.

He lived with his aunt, Mrs Booth, at 12 Commercial Street, Elland.

He was a member of Elland Parish Church Sunday School / employed by Hanson Lee & Sons at South Lane Mills, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [6th September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [Grave Ref III C 3].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Biscombe, HannahRef B926
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1835]

Bishop, AlfredRef B875
[1882-1817] Born in Dringhouses, York.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 188th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of wounds [2nd October 1917].

He was buried at Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III B 15].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Bishop, Rev E. De J.Ref B1314
[18??-19??] Vicar of St John the Divine, Rastrick.

He left in 1917 to become vicar of St John's Church, Upper Thong

Bishop, Norman MagsonRef B551
[1889-1949] Son of Thomas Bishop.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was an instrument maker [1913].

In [Q4] 1913, he married Bertha Dyson in Halifax

Children:

  1. Betty who married Paddy
  2. Hugh who married Doris

The couple died in Bolton: Norman [2nd December 1949]; Bertha [12th December 1951]

Bishop, R.Ref B997
[18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Ambler Thorn.

In August 1882, he went into liquidation

Bishop, ThomasRef B537
[1855-1890] Born in Ovenden.

He was a gardener [1878].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Emma Magson in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of
Samuel Magson
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred Hodson
  2. Norman Magson

Thomas died 31st December 1890 (aged 35).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 348]

In 1892, Emma married (2) Robert Jacobs.

Emma & Robert were also buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 348]

Bishop, Wilfred HodsonRef B538
[1879-1954] Son of Thomas Bishop.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an iron planer in a woodworking shop [1902].

In [Q1] 1902, he married Sarah Elizabeth Russell [1880-1968] in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. child

Bissell, Arthur WilliamRef B2971
[1871-1943] Born in Handsworth, Warwickshire.

He was Assistant Manager at Wallasey Gas Works, Birkenhead.

He was appointed the Gas Works manager at Sowerby Bridge [January 1902] and took on the post on 1st April 1902 at an annual income of £200. He retired [March 1936].

On 29th August 1900, he married Jessie Pierce [1877-1965] in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.


Jessie was born in Birmingham [4th July 1877] the daughter of Betsy Pierce [1839-7th March 1925]

Jessie worked as a VAD nurse at Crow Wood Hospital, Sowerby Bridge

 

Children:

  1. Hilda Muriel [17th October 1901-1983] who married William Robert Bates
  2. Frank William [1913-1972]
  3. John Stanley [1919-12th March 2015]

Arthur and Jessie arrived from Wallasey and first stayed at Willow Hall before moving to 6 Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was Jessie's mother Betsy Pierce (aged 65).

The couple were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Bissell, John E.Ref B1651
[1???-18??] Master of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Worcester and of Halifax Grammar School. He published a volume of Poems [1861]

Bissington, RichardRef B2998
[1801-1876] Baptised at Southampton [14th November 1801].

He was a hat maker at 23 Crown Street, Halifax [1837] / a hat maker at 14 Corn Market, Halifax [1842]

In [Q1] 1840, he married Maria Kidder [1805-1890] in Birmingham.

Children:

  1. Edward [1844-1910] who was a hatter [1876]

He died at Leeds [14th March 1876].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £6,000. Probate was granted to his widow Maria, son Edward, and John William Middleton (gentleman) 

Bit by Bit House, WarleyRef B3119
A popular name for Rose Cottage, Warley

Black, Albert EdwardRef B800
[1883-1950] Son of William Black, a saw miller.

He was a saw miller [1916] / a member of the Halifax Art Society

He had his Fine Art Galleries at George Street, Halifax.

On 10th August 1916, he married Catherine Margaret Duncan at Halifax Parish Church.


Catherine Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Rideal Duncan
 

Children:

  1. Monica

Black Boy Farm, HalifaxRef B475
Northowram / Claremount.

Owners and tenants have included

Black Boy House, ClaremountRef B1510
Blake Hill.

Dr Crippen, the murderer, lived here for a time.

Ernest John Christie and family lived here. His son, John Reginald Halliday Christie, the serial killer, was born here.

It was also known as The Black Boy Inn.

Other owners and tenants have included

It is now known as Black Boy Farm

Black BrookRef B1758
Aka Blackburn.

The stream flows from Moss Moor Edge [1,500 ft above sea-level], down the Blackburn Valley, where it met Holywell Brook, and through West Vale and Brow Bridge and joins the Calder.

The Brook flowed past many of the mills in West Vale, including Bower's Mill, Barkisland, Bradley Mill, Stainland, Brigg Royd Mill, West Vale, Brook's Mill, West Vale, Brow Bridge Mill, Elland, Outram's Mill, Firth House Mills, Stainland, Gatehead Mill, Stainland, Greetland Dye Works, Ingwood Mills, Stainland, North Dean Mill, West Vale, Onecliffe Mill, West Vale, Prospect Mill, West Vale, Victoria Mills, West Vale and West Vale Mills although its speed and volume meant that it was unsuitable for providing water-power to the mills.

The bridge at Brow Bridge crosses the Brook and was built in 1770

Jagger Bridge crosses the brook

Black Bull Farm, CliftonRef B715
Towngate. Parts of the building are from the 17th century.

Until 1933, this was the Black Bull pub

Black Castle Clough Bridge, RippondenRef B712
Bridge over Black Castle Clough, Ripponden. An inscription indicates that this was reconstructed in 1932

Black Castle Clough, RippondenRef B1740
See Black Castle Clough Bridge

Black Castle Drain, Soyland MoorRef B2668

Black Cat Billiard Hall, TodmordenRef B1610
Halifax Road. Stood next to Albion Mill. The purpose-built hall opened on 15th June 1911. Demolished in 199? The Co-operative Society supermarket stands on the site

Black, CharlesRef B872
[18??-1917] Son of Mrs B. Black of Spring Head, Heptonstall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 20th February 1917.

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [801]

Black Clough, HeptonstallRef B1766
At the foot of Black Hameldon Hill.

A local folk-tale tells that ...

In 1689, Isabella Shaw and Margaret Shuttleworth were travelling home from Heptonstall to Trawden. In the snowstorm, the women fell down Black Clough and died. Their bodies were found when the snow melted. One of the women had clung to a tree, but the bough broke and she was found with the branch in her hand.

It is said that a curse was laid on the tree, and only one tree has ever grown in the clough

Black Death in CalderdaleRef B1607

Black Dyke Farm, HeptonstallRef B884
Heptonstall Slack. Early 17th century house

Black Dyke Mills Brass BandRef B620
Aka Black Dike Band, Black Dyke Band. Originally a brass and reed band made up of workers at John Foster & Son Limited [1816]. John Foster was one of the players.

In 1854, the band was in some difficulties and John Foster associated the band with the mill and it re-formed as Black Dike Mills.

The band's motto is taken from Foster's crest


JUSTUM PERFICITO NIHIL TIMETO

Act justly and fear nothing

See Brian Evans, William Lang, Samuel Longbottom, Alec Mortimer, Sir Harry Mortimer, Joseph Weston Nicholl, Arthur O. Pearce, Ernest Edgar Shaw and Percy Shaw

Black Field Dam, WainstallsRef B3520
Aka Old Reservoir. Recorded in 1834, when it was north of Spring Mill, Wainstalls

Black Field House, SoylandRef B3010
Thomas Lees and his family lived here [1841].

In 1841, his wife, Rachel, was a schoolmistress at Black Field House School here, and her son, Thomas Wolstenholme was an assistant at the school.

See Little Britain, Ripponden

Black Gress, RastrickRef B535
The black steps stepping-stones which allowed people on foot to cross the Calder at Snake Hill. 2 fulling mills are recorded here.

See Grees

Black Hameldon HillRef B565
Aka Black Hambledon. At the far west of Calderdale.

The name uses the element hamel and means a scarred hill.

On 19th February 1945, a US B-24 Liberator based in Norfolk was flying over the hill in misty weather, bound for Liverpool. The pilot mistook Burnley and Accrington for Liverpool and flew towards the hill. Realising the mistake, he tried to climb but the aircraft struck the hill and broke into 2. 5 airmen were killed, 3 died later, and 3 others were injured.

See Black Clough, Heptonstall

Black Horse FarmRef B201
Aka Nether House, Hove Edge

Black House Farm, IllingworthRef B7751

Black House Reservoirs, SoylandRef B1858
2 reservoirs. Fed by Black House Springs. Capacity 5,850,000 gallons.

In December 1905, £2,000 was borrowed to make the reservoir watertight. Up to that time, the cost of the reservoir was £15,750

Black House Springs, SoylandRef B1812
The springs feed Black House Reservoir

Black, Rev JamesRef B244
[1834-1901] MA.

Unitarian Minister at Stockport and at Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily Kezia

He died in London

Black, JamesRef B1175
[1869-1???] Born in Partick, Lanarkshire.

He was a joiner [1911].

He married Rebecca [1869-1???].


Rebecca was born in Londonderry
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Lauchlan

Both sons died in World War I

Black, JamesRef B774
[1891-1918] Son of James Black.

Born in Glasgow

He was a velveteen finisher [1911].

In [Q3] 1914, he married Mary Alice Fielden in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [12th August 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France [Special Mem 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Lauchlan Love was also killed in the War, and is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Black, JeremiahRef B2581
[1849-1917] Born in Ireland.

He was head silk dresser in Brighouse [1881] / President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited [1881-1887].

In 1871, he married Mary Brook [1852-1???] from Lightcliffe, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1872]
  2. Albert Ernest [b 1873]
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1875]
  4. Archibald Thomas [b 1876]
  5. Maggie Black [b 1880]

The family lived at 70 Bonegate Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]

Black, Lauchlan LoveRef B790
[1893-1915] Son of James Black.

Born in Belfast.

He was a cotton & woollen worker [1911].

In [Q2] 1912, he married Rosa Jane Gibson [1893-19??] in Todmorden.


Rosa Jane was born in Todmorden
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Rochdale, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [21st December 1915].

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref J 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother James; was also killed in the War, and is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Black Mires, OvendenRef B881
Recorded on maps produced in 1854

Black Pit Aqueduct, Hebden BridgeRef B77
Built in 1795, it carries the Rochdale Canal over the Calder where it is joined by Hebden Water. The river was widened here. There are four arches, each 25 ft wide. This is the largest structure along the route of the canal.

There is a carved stone head dated 1795 on the structure which may be intended to protect travellers from harm by the whirlpool here.

See Black Pit Lock and Black Pit, Hebden Bridge

Black Pit Bridge, Hebden BridgeRef B520
Bridge #17 on the Rochdale Canal

Black Pit, Hebden BridgeRef B1798
This is where Hebden Water joins the Calder

Black Pit Lock, Hebden BridgeRef B1276
Lock #9 on the Rochdale Canal. The lock and foot-bridge were built 1798 by William Jessop and William Crossley.

See Black Pit Aqueduct

The Black Posting ChariotRef B3300
This carriage can be seen in the carriage collection in the barn at Shibden Hall. It was originally painted yellow and black. It was suitable for long-distance travel. It was drawn by 2 horses with a postillion. It was built around 1800

Black Rock Farm, TodmordenRef B300
Cornholme. Home of the Baume family. The farm was demolished in the 1930s

Black SamRef B407
Nickname of Samuel Fielden

Black, StuartRef B2873
[1844-18??] Born in Tyrone, Ireland Son of Eleanor & Archibald Black [1820-1875].

He became a silk dresser in Brighouse [1871]

On 31st December 1866, he married Mary Farrar at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Nellie / Eleanor James [b 1868] who married Thomas Edward Raby
  2. Laura [b 1870]
  3. Eliza Ann [b 1872]
  4. John Edward [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • Elland Road, Brighouse [1871]
  • 2 Sun Dial Inn, Brighouse [1881, 1891]
  • 19 Bradford Road,Brighouse [1901]
  • 1 Church Gate, Brighouse [1911]

Mary was listed as a widow in the 1891 census

Black Swan Field, BrighouseRef B133

Black, W. P.Ref B993
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1932-1935]

Black ware potteryRef B3041
Produced by Joseph Morton at his pot ovens at Cinderhills

Black, Rev William PaulRef B1058
[1???-19??] Vicar of Todmorden [1942, 1952]

The Blacka family of TodmordenRef B1349

See John Richard Blacka

Blacka, Fort VincentRef B1355
[1878-19??] Son of James Blacka.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an architect [1901] / assistant surveyor [1910] / assistant examiner HM Office of.

In 1901, he married Ada.

The family lived at

  • Victoria Villas, Victoria Road, Todmorden [1891, 1901]
  • Willesden, London [1911]

See Jesse Horsfall

Blacka, JamesRef B1354
[1840-1922] Son of John Blacka.

Born in Stansfield.

In 1912, he married Alice Fort in Accrington.

Children:

  1. Arthur [1857-1860]
  2. Mary Alice [1861-1936]
  3. Ada [1863-1928] who married Jesse Horsfall
  4. Herbert [1867-1868]
  5. Frank [1868-1871]
  6. Annie [b 1870]
  7. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1873]
  8. Fort Vincent

The children were born in Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Blacka, JohnRef B1351
[1819-1888] Born in Barnoldswick.

Around 1840, he married Mary Collinge [1820-1880].


Mary was born in Stipperden, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. John Richard
  3. William [1847-1901]
  4. Alice Ann [1852-1872]
  5. Lucy Emma [b 1854]
  6. Eden Emily [b 1857]

The children were born in Stansfield.

The family lived at

  • Canteen, Todmorden [1841]
  • Lower Naze Bottom [1851, 1861]
  • 22 Barker Street, Stansfield [1871]
  • 57 Blind Lane, Todmorden [1881]

Mary died 13th January 1880.

John died 6th November 1888.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Blacka, John RichardRef B772
[1845-1923] Son of John Blacka.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a plasterer [1861] / an architect [1875] / an architect and surveyor of Todmorden and Littleborough [1881].

His work includes:

On 27th October 1875, he married Mary Elizabeth Wilkings [1851-1893] in Todmorden.


Mary Elizabeth came from Birmingham
 

Children:

  1. Vera Mary [1877-1944]
  2. Inez Louise [b 1879] who married Richard Henry Binns
  3. Walter Willkings [b 1880]
  4. Charles Henry [1884-1959]
  5. Ernest Roy [b 1893]

The family lived at

Mary Elizabeth died in Todmorden in 1893.

John Richard died at 246 Palatine Road, Blackpool [22nd March 1923].

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

See Blacka family of Todmorden

Blackburn...Ref B26
The entries for people & families with the surname Blackburn are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Blackburn & BrayRef B2082
Spinners of botany and worsted yarns established in 1872 by William Blackburn and Ralph E. Bray. They were at Globe Mill, Halifax [1874] and Ellen Royd Mills, Halifax [1890, 1905]

The partnership was dissolved in 1905.

See Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) Limited

Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) LimitedRef B2482
Recorded in 1937, when they were at Billingshay Mills.

On 23rd August 1918, Clara Wild Smith committed suicide at the Mills.

See Blackburn & Bray

Blackburn & CompanyRef B2031
Stone quarrier at School Field Quarries, Rastrick [1896]

Blackburn & OrmerodRef B2989
Cotton spinners at Broadholme Mill, Brighouse, Partners included George Blackburn and Charles Jones Ormerod.

After Blackburn's death in 1870, the business was carried on by Ormerod & Sugden and then by H. & J. Sugden

Blackburn & PicklesRef B2144
Cotton spinners at Ibbotroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1845]

Blackburn & SutcliffeRef B2000
Dyers and blenders of Kebroyd Mills, Triangle. The business closed in December 2001

Blackburn Beck, BarkislandRef B1733
Flows down a series of cascades through Blackburn Valley

Blackburn's: Benjamin Blackburn & SonRef B1005
Established by Benjamin Blackburn.

In April 1821, his son Benjamin went to Sydney, Australia to set up a branch of the business, but he died 6 years later.

The firm evolved into William Blackburn & Son, Springwell Mills, Holbeck

Blackburn brookRef B1747
Another name for the Black Brook. Gives its name to the Blackburn Valley

Blackburn BrothersRef B2155
Slubbing dyers at Asquith Bottom Dye Works, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. Partners included Henry Blackburn.

See John William Netherwood, Clement Ogden and Charlie Robertson

Blackburn's: D. A. BlackburnRef B2128
20th century clothing manufacturer at Brunswick Mill, Hebden Bridge

Blackburn's: D. A. Blackburn & Sons LimitedRef B472
Established by David Arthur Blackburn.

Recorded in 1941

Blackburn estateRef B621
Mark Blackburn owned considerable land and property in and around Granny Hall and Slead Syke, Brighouse. It comprised around 80 acres when it was put of for sale at the Royal Hotel in 1870

Blackburn House, BarkislandRef B686
Stainland Road.

Or Blackbourne House. Owners and tenants have included

Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & CompanyRef B2300
Cotton spinners & doublers, and warp manufacturers.

They were at:

Partners included Samuel Shepherd, George Whiteley, John Blackburn, and Joseph Blackburn.

In November 1859, the partnership was dissolved as regards Joseph Blackburn, and the business carried on as Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn

Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & SonsRef B2813
Cotton spinner and cotton band manufacturers established by Thomas Blackburn at Phoenix Mill, Brighouse.

Partners included Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Benjamin Blackburn, (possibly) William Kitson [1861, 1871, 1881], (possibly) George Frederick [1861], (possibly) Clement [1871, 1881], and Sam [1881].

They were at New Road, Brighouse [1845]

Blackburn ValleyRef B2339
Aka Blackburne Valley. The valley of the Black Brook as it flows down through Stainland and West Vale.

There are many mills in the Valley

Blackburn's: William Blackburn & SonRef B2052
Cotton doubler at Perseverance Mill, Elland [1905]

Blackburns Farm, SoylandRef B199
Owners and tenants have included

BlackcarRef B3313
An early name for Claremount

Blacker, EdgarRef B1744
[1898-1969] Landlord of the White Hart, Soyland [1945-1952]

Blackett, RichardRef B547
[16??-16??] Owned land where Shay House, Halifax was later built

Blackfield Dam, Warley MoorRef B1854
Reservoir at Warley mentioned in 1806. It had a capacity of 3,946,819 gallons.

See Cold Edge Dams

Blackheath barrowRef B115
Bronze Age barrow near Butt Stones just north of Todmorden at Stansfield

Blackhouse Fold, IllingworthRef B748
Or Blackhouse. 17th century house

Blackledge, Rev A. R.Ref B1320
[19??-19??] He was vicar of Oakenshaw before becoming Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1950]

Blackledge-IngRef B503
Aka Blakelegynge, Blakeledgynge. One of the areas of common land around Halifax Parish Church in the 14th century. Others were Hall-Ing, Southfield, Sydel-Ing, Northfield, Netherfield.

Blackledge-Ing covered the area which is now occupied by the Piece Hall. Blackledge is the southern boundary of the land

BlackleyRef B2741
Village between Elland and Huddersfield.

Historically, the villagers worked in farming and coal-mining.

Recorded in 1614 as

Part of Elland Common, called Blackley

See

Blackley & Woodman Mine, Elland
Blackley Baptist Church: A Short Historical Sketch
Blackley Baptist Church Deacons
Blackley Baptist Graveyard
Blackley Baptist School
Blackley Centre
Blackley Field
Blackley Fire Clay Works
Blackley House, Elland
Blackley Minister's House
Blackley Particular Baptist Church
Blackley Pottery
Blackley Provided School
Blackley Reservoir
Blackley Whit Walk
Caretaker's House, Blackley Chapel
James Cartledge

Golden Fleece, Blackley

Wilkinson's Clay Works, Elland 

Blackley Baptist Church DeaconsRef B8500

Blackley CentreRef B3000
The former school of Blackley Baptist Church is now used for training days, retreats, meetings at conferences

Blackley Cricket ClubRef B1230
Established in 1856

Blackley FieldRef B1089
Around 1715, Joseph Brooksbank bequeathed an annual rent of £4 from land here for the benefit of the Minister of a congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Elland

Blackley House, EllandRef B673
Lindley Road, Blackley. House and cottage. The cottage is dated ICM 1744

Blackley ReservoirRef B8502
Opened in 1860 for the Huddersfield Water Works.

It was filled-in in 19??

Blackley Whit WalkRef B970
A Whit walk Recorded in 1927

BlackmiresRef B2308
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated.

See Blackmires, Illingworth and Blackmires Wesleyan Methodist Church, Northowram

Blackmore, Stanley GordonRef B1712
[1914-1987] Landlord of the Station Hotel, Elland [1960]

Blackshaw Beck, ShelfRef B1846
The stream rises at Queensbury. The name was recorded in the 16th century. It forms the boundary between Shelf (in Calderdale) and Buttershaw (in Bradford). It later becomes Royds Hall Beck.

See Riding Hill, Shelf

Blackshaw Clough, SoylandRef B1794
Joins Lumb Brook to flow down to the Ryburn

Blackshaw Clough, TodmordenRef B1749
Aka Jumble Hole Clough

Blackshaw Head Manufacturing Company LimitedRef B2091
Hebden Bridge company manufacturing and selling cotton goods
especially phoolies and sarries

for the Eastern market. The company was registered in August 1878

Blackshaw Parish CouncilRef B243
On 20th May 1947, Blackshaw Parish Council and Erringden Parish Council amalgamated.

The Parish council has 7 seats.

See Freeman Pickles

BlackshawheadRef B117
Aka Blackshaw, Blackshaw Head.

District of Calderdale north of Todmorden.

See James King and Alexander Turner

Blackshawhead Co-operative SocietyRef B2010
Established in 1875. In 1926, the society merged with Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society

The Blacksmith's Shop: Shibden HallRef B3298
This is in the Folk Museum at Shibden Hall. There are examples of tools and equipment which was used by the blacksmith in the production and repair of the horse shoes, metal tools, wheels and machinery of the estate

Blackstone EdgeRef B118
Moorland district with a ridge of mountains above Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, and on the border between Calderdale and Lancashire. The land rises to 1475 ft at its highest point. The ridge continues to the Highlands of Scotland.

In 1643, during the Civil War, around 800 Parliamentary soldiers out of Rochdale were garrisoned on the moors here. Under Colonel John Rosworm, they built earthworks and cannon emplacements to secure the routes into Yorkshire.

Daniel Defoe called it:

the Andes of England

and, in 1698, Celia Fiennes wrote:

Then I came to Blackstone Edge, noted over all England for a dismal high precipice and steep in the ascent and descent on either end; it's a very moorish ground, all about, and even just at the top, tough so high that you travel on a causey which is very troublesome as it's a moist ground so as is unusual on these high hills; they stagnate the air and hold mist and rains almost perpetually

The road over the ridge may be of Roman origin – the gauge of the wheel ruts is the same as those at Pompeii – or a later packhorse route, and is mentioned in 1291 as Blacksteynegge.

The Mytholmroyd Bridge Turnpike was built in 1735.

Parts of the roadway are listed.

See Dr Nettleton, Joseph Priestley, Rishworth Railway Station, Sykes Gate Bottom and Windy Bank, Littleborough

Blackstone Edge ReservoirRef B1852
Built around 1800 to maintain water levels in the Rochdale Canal. It is fed by Broadhead Drain.

Following a drought in the summer of July 1800, the reservoir was empty and the canal was out of action.

On 1st April 1922, the reservoirs were sold to Oldham and Rochdale for £400,000

Blackstone Edge Roman RoadRef B2607
This ancient road is (possibly) part of the route between Manchester and Ilkley.

See Blackstone Edge Road

Blackwall Farm, Sowerby BridgeRef B906
Blackwall Lane. Early 18th century farm. It is now 4 dwellings

Blackwall, HalifaxRef B119

Blackwall Hall, HalifaxRef B2789
The De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge met here [1927, 1937, 2010].

Those listed as residents have included

Blackwall House, HalifaxRef B1251
2 Blackwall.

Owners and tenants have included

Blackwall Lodge, HalifaxRef B421
20 Blackwall.

The house was the first parsonage for Holy Trinity Church.

The Parsonage later moved across the road.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now a children's nursery

Blackwall, WarleyRef B412
17th century house

Blackwell Hall, HalifaxRef B231

The name was also used from 1545 for Heptonstall Cloth Hall.

Blackwell Hall cloth hall at Hall End, Halifax – is mentioned in 1572, much earlier than those in neighbouring towns.

See Blackwell Hall, London

Blackwell, JohnRef B808
[1893-1916] Son of Ethel & John Blackwell of Oldham.

Born in Oldham.

On 28th May 1913, he married Ethel Steventon [1890-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Ethel was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1914]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 15th December 1916 (aged 23).

He was buried at Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VI F 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q1] 1920, Ethel married Thomas Greenwood in Todmorden.

They lived at 24 Mills Street, Todmorden

Blackwell, John ThomasRef B1002
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Tank Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

BlackwoodRef B2398
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated

Blackwood Common, RishworthRef B1799

See Hathershelf Waggonway

Blackwood Hall, LuddendenfootRef B1013
An area of Luddendenfoot.

See Band Walk, Luddendenfoot, Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot, Booth House, Luddendenfoot and Luddendenfoot National School

Blackwood Hall, LuddendenfootRef B3558
House at Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot.

Owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Pellon and Blackwood House, Skircoat

Blackwood House, PellonRef B1218
Dyson Road.

Owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Skircoat and Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot

Blackwood House, SkircoatRef B124
Built on Halifax Moor by Thomas Blackwood in 1617.

On a map of 1836, it appears to be near Mount Pellon.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Pellon and Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot

Blackwood, ThomasRef B90
[15??-16??] Wealthy landowner who paid £20 in composition fines. In 1617, he built Blackwood House on Halifax Moor.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha who married Tobit Barraclough

Blade, JamesRef B726
[1836-1879] He was a shoe maker [1867].

In 1867, he married Nancy Riley


Nancy was the daughter of
James Riley
 

Children:

  1. John [1867-1896] who was a clog maker

Blagborough, GeorgeRef B3249
[1817-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a boot maker [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1825-1???] from Finningham, Suffolk.

Children:

  1. Nathaniel [b 1850] who was subject to fits [1881]
  2. Mary Hannah [1854-1???] who married James Baxter

The family lived at 8 Albion Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Mary Hannah, her husband James Baxter and their daughter Louisa.

Elizabeth was widowed by 1901 and living with daughter Mary Hannah and family

Blagborough, HannahRef B616
[1863-1897] She died from blood poisoning and James Aldridge was convicted of procuring an abortion which caused the injuries. Aldridge was sentenced to be executed on 6th April 1897, but this was commuted to life imprisonment

Blagborough, J.Ref B2193
[18??-18??] Coal owner at Northowram.

In July 1851, he was declared insolvent

Blagborough, WilliamRef B1833
[1818-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was an innkeeper at the Raggalds, Queensbury [1851] / a farmer of 2½ acres [1851].

In [Q2] 1846, he married Mary Shackleton [1827-18??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Thornton

She had a son: James Shackleton [b 1846]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Emma [b 1850]

Blagbrough & Hebblethwaite LimitedRef B2427
Electrical engineers at Bank Top, Southowram [1936, 1937].

They installed electricity at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel [1936]

Blagbrough, ElizabethRef B3289
[1833-1885] She had an illegitimate son Arthur. In 1865, she married Haley Wolfenden

Blagbrough, George EdwardRef B895
[1900-1974] Son of Joseph Blagbrough

Born in Siddal [15th January 1900].

He was a plate moulder [1921].

On 5th February 1921, he married Lily Exley [1899-1963] at St James's Church, Halifax.

George he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment from 17th February 1918.

He was posted to Phoenix Park in Dublin [1919] and was demobilised [27th October 1919].

Children:

  1. Jack [1921-1993]
  2. Irene [1924-1924]

Blagbrough, George StanleyRef B1158
[1882-1916] Son of Walter Blagbrough.

He was a master at Bridlington Grammar School.

During World War I, he enlisted in 1914, and served as a Major with the East Yorkshire Regiment attached to the with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 11th February 1916 (aged 34).

He was buried at Couin British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V C 9]

Blagbrough, HarryRef B4740
[1878-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller (boots) [1911].

Around 1900, he married Hannah Mary [1877-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1904]
  2. Nellie [b 1906]

The family lived at 5 Belle Vue Terrace, Southowram [1911]

Blagbrough, HarryRef B829
[1895-19??] Son of Joseph Blagbrough.

Born in Halifax.

On 25th February 1915, he married Hannah Fielding [1892] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

In 1919, Harry was serving as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers and saw service in Egypt.

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1915]
  2. Elsie [b 1924]

Blagbrough, JackRef B837
[1897-1918] Son of Joseph Blagbrough.

Born in Halifax [8th April 1897].

He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a player for Siddal RFC / a millwright with Bairstow & Fielding [1915].

He lived at 32 Cleveland Avenue, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion (Hallamshire) (T. F.), and with the York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [12th April 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th April & 1st June 1918].

He was buried at Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV F 9]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Blagbrough, JosephRef B827
[1870-1934] Born in Halifax.

He was a screw maker [1890] / a steam pipe fitter [1901] / a belt maker [1911].

On 25th January 1890, he married Emma Parkinson [1872-1924] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Emma was born in Heckmondwyke
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1892-1966] who married Irvine Enoch Bailey
  2. Harry 1895
  3. Jack
  4. George Edward
  5. Sybil [1902-1916]

The family lived at

  • 7 Longbottom Buildings, Siddal [1901]
  • 32 Cleveland Avenue, Siddal [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Joseph's mother Mary Blagbrough [b 1842].

Joseph died in Halifax

Blagbrough, SamuelRef B1093
[1808-1875] Born in Halifax.

He was a linen draper employing 6 men [1861].

He married Martha [1813-1898].

Children:

  1. Walter

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 478].

See Range Bank Day School, Halifax

Blagbrough, W.Ref B1809
[18??-18??] Mechanic at Halifax.

In February 1864, he was declared bankrupt

Blagbrough, WalterRef B1157
[1842-1924] Son of Samuel Blagbrough.

He was a wool stapler [1861] / a wool merchant.

In [Q3] 1867, he married Alice Isabella Tordoff in Bradford.


Alice Isabella was the daughter of Thomas Denbigh Tordoff
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1869]
  2. Walter Herbert [b 1870]
  3. Alice I [b 1872]
  4. Cecily [b 1876]
  5. Harold D [b 1878]
  6. Louisa [b 1880]
  7. Edith [b 1881]
  8. George S [b 1882]
  9. Clifford [b 1884]
  10. Francis [b 1885]

The family lived at

Alice Isabella died in 1916 (aged 70).

Walter died in 1924 (aged 82) 

BlaidroydRef B634
See Blaithroyd

Blair, DavidRef B121
[1932-1976] Ballet dancer. CBE.

Born David Butterfield.

He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

He became interested in dancing at the age of 7. He attended Madame Amy Ibbetson's dancing school.

He joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet School, London, at the age of 14. This was on the condition that – should his height not increase in the first term – he would undergo a course of growth-inducing injections.

He married Maryon Lane, one of the company's principals, and they had twin daughters.

He joined Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1947, and became the principal dancer 1950. He went to Covent Garden in 1953 and danced the lead in all the classical ballets, performing with Lynn Seymour and Nadia Nerina. Frederick Ashton created La Fille Mal Gardée for Blair and Nerina. In the early 1960s, he had hoped to become the partner to Margot Fonteyn when Michael Somes retired, but the position was taken by the newly-arrived Rudolph Nureyev. He had great success at New York's Metropolitan Opera House in 1953, dancing the rôle of Floristan in The Sleeping Beauty.

He was about to become director of the Norwegian Ballet when he died suddenly.

His mother Mrs Green lived at Stoney Lane, Brighouse

Blaithroyd, ErringdenRef B2822
Area of Erringden [1861]

Blaithroyd Farm, SouthowramRef B613
Aka New Hall – which stood there.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Around 1572, the house was used for Catholic services which were banned at that time. Crabtree says that

A little distant from the house was some ground in the delf-brow, called the Burying-place

Blaithroyd, SouthowramRef B71
This area of Bank Top, Southowram takes its name from Blaithroyd Farm, Southowram which stood there.

The place is also referred to as The Banke and Southowram Bank.

It was a part of the ancient Southowram township.

The name is sometimes spelled Blaidroyd, and is found in other areas. The name may mean grassy clearing or clearing with herbs or – less likely – wolf's clearing

Blaithroyd Working Men's Club, SouthowramRef B2894
Castlemaine House.

Officers of the Club have included

On 19th January 1934, the club was struck off the register


Question: Does anyone know why the Club might have been struck off?

 

Blake's AlhambraRef B2041
A mobile theatre which showed films on the Market Ground at Hebden Bridge. This was the first cinema in the town

Blake, Clarvis RoyRef B1415
[1921-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Edward Blake.

In [Q4] 1943, he married Doris Clayton in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers.

He died 25th September 1944 (aged 23).

He was buried at Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VI C 20]

Blake DeanRef B1511
Area above Hebden Bridge.

On 16th September 1949, an RAF training aircraft crashed and burned out here, killing 2 of the crew.

See Meeting of the Waters and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

Blake DeanRef B1784
Stream which flows between Heptonstall and Wadsworth

Blake Dean bridgeRef B1508
Early 19th century stone bridge across Blake Dean. This is a single-arch bridge.

See Blake Dean Railway Bridge

Blake Dean railway bridgeRef B123
A trestle bridge 700 ft long, in 3 tiers, and 105 ft above Blake Dean stream at the Meeting of the Waters. The bridge carried the Hardcastle Crags Railway across the Blake Dean valley, carrying cement and supplies for the construction of the reservoirs.

The bridge was designed by William Henry Cockcroft, and built by G. H. Greenwood & Company, joiners and builders of Hebden Bridge for Enoch Tempest. The construction required £1,300 worth of timber. It opened on 27th May 1901.

In 1906, sparks from an engine set fire to a wooden support on the bridge, causing £30 damage. The fire was quickly extinguished.

In May 1909, Mrs Ada Harwood died when a small wooden platform gave way and she fell as she and members of her family were crossing the bridge.

In 1912, the bridge was demolished by the contractors at Walshaw Reservoir because it had become unsafe. Only the stone foundations remain.

See Dawson City, Hell Hole Quarry and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

Blake Law Farm, CliftonRef B343

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

The Blakeborough family of BrighouseRef B2208
See Lands House, Rastrick and Longlands, Lightcliffe

Blakeborough's Bridge, BrighouseRef B181
In 1962, a bridge over the Calder was built at Huntingdon Road / River Street, Brighouse by Blakeborough's. In the 1980s, the bridge closed on safety grounds.

In 2005, there was talk of reopening the bridge as an additional river crossing when the area is redeveloped

Blakeborough's Club, BrighouseRef B2045
Opened as Brighouse Liberal Club in 1877.

In 1938, Blakeborough's bought the building for use as a social club for their workers

Blakeborough, FrankRef B1665
[18??-19??] He was a member of the Blakeborough family of Brighouse. He lived at 32 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

Blakeborough, JohnRef B835
[1652-1696]

He died 7th January 1696 (aged 44)  Heywood records his death


Mr John Blakeborough of Warly, the useful man an administring phisitian, fell sick of violent feaver, dyed a fortnight after Jan 7, was bureyed Halifax Jan 10, 1695-96
 

Blakeborough, JosephRef B72
[1818-1886] Son of a watchmaker and hardware dealer from Otley.

He started a business selling valves and hardware for the plumbing trade.

He moved to Brighouse in 18??, where he worked as a plumber.

In [Q2] 1841, he married Ann Barker [1820-1889] in Otley.


Ann was born in Otley
 

Children:

  1. Catherine [b 1842] who married Joseph Lawson
  2. Robert
  3. Thomas [b 1846]
  4. Francis Barker / Frank [b 1848]
  5. John [b 1851]
  6. Peter [b 1856]
  7. Annie [b 1861]

The family lived at

  • Back Street Borogate, Otley [1851]
  • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1861]
  • 46 Windsor Road, Ormskirk [1881]

Son Robert began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. Brother Thomas joined Robert.

In 1866, Joseph bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse, and established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

A larger foundry was built to cope with the demand. The firm expanded and produced valves for many industries in most parts of the world.

Ann died 20th June 1889 (aged 69).

Joseph died 3rd June 1886 (aged 68) 

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blakeborough's: Joseph Blakeborough & Sons LimitedRef B2112
Aka Blakeborough Valves.

Brighouse engineering company, and makers of valves founded by Joseph Blakeborough and his sons in 1866 when he bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse.

In 1875, a new larger iron foundry was built – Woodhouse Works. There was a fire at the new works on 29th August 1896.

Around 1920, the company made the first hand cart for the Laxey Fire Service on the Isle of Man.

In 1926, the company produced the Nu-Swift extinguisher. The original 1926 design for the fire extinguisher remained in production – with only minor modifications in size and the contents used – until the early 1990s when vapourising liquid extinguishers were no longer manufactured due to environmental concerns

In 1933, the Nu-Swift Engineering Company Limited was formed.

In 1965, the firm was taken over by Hopkinsons Holdings PLC, valve manufacturers of Huddersfield.

In 1986, considerable damage was caused to the factory by a fire.

The firm closed in Brighouse on 12th April 1989.

The business was taken over by Hopkinson Valves of Huddersfield. They are now a part of the Weir Group.

See Sam Booth, Algernon Denham and Rastrick Gas Company

Blakeborough, Mrs KathleenRef B2592
[18??-1???] Wife of Robert Arnold Blakeborough.

In October 1919, she bought Toothill Hall, Rastrick.

In January 1924, she conveyed it to Sir William Henry Aykroyd, and the Hall passed to George Hammond Aykroyd in December 1924

Blakeborough, RobertRef B645
[1843-1911] Son of Joseph Blakeborough.

He and his father established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

He developed the idea water valves for which the company became famous.

He began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. His brother Thomas joined him

Blakeborough, Robert ArnoldRef B1293
[18??-1954] Of Lightcliffe.

He married Kathleen.

Chairman of Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,914

Blakeborough, WilliamRef B73
[1790-18??] He was transported for administering an illegal oath at a Luddite meeting at St Crispin Inn in 1812.

He is listed in the Prison Hulk Registers as having been given a free pardon [3rd January 1812]

Blakelaw, HartsheadRef B1188
An area of Hartshead.

The name is variously found as Blakelana and Blakhlawe.

It has been said that a wood here was inhabited by the Clifton Dragon.

Rev Harold Norman Pobjoy suggested that name comes from Dracanhlawe – the mound of the dragon.

More likely, it is derived from Blachelana – the black hill.

The area was lost in the 1970s when the M62 was constructed.

See Blakelaw Quarry, Hartshead

Blakeley, MargaretRef B3180
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1998-1999]

Blakelock, Rev RalphRef B2456
[1842-1900] He was ordained as Curate at Todmorden [1864].

In 1883, he became vicar of Horbury Bridge

Blakemore, Rev JohnRef B1146
[18??-1???] Curate at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In December 1892, he was appointed chaplain of Lancaster gaol

Blakey Brothers & Emmott LimitedRef B2024
Aka Blakey, Emmott & Company Limited.

19th century engineering company at 16 Square Road, Halifax.

They manufactured engines, generators and dynamos.

In 1880, they opened the first telephone exchange in Leeds, later taken over by the United Telephone Company, which subsequently merged into the National Telephone Company

They also constructed the first successful trunk telephone line between Leeds and Bradford.

At their works in Square Road, Halifax, dynamos and instruments were made in the eighties and until 1894, when Emmott started on his own account as a consulting electrical engineer.

Partners included Edmund Blakey and Walter Emmott.

On 2nd November 1878, they provided electric floodlighting for a rugby match at Hanson Lane.

See Halifax Mutual Electric Light & Power Company

Blakey, EdmundRef B1873
[18??-1???] Partner in Blakey Brothers & Emmott Limited

Blakey, Edward VernonRef B1061
[1892-1960] MC.

Son of Henry Chapman Blakey.

He was a dyer's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant (Acting Captain)  with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Cross [1917] for


distinguished service in the field at the Battle of Ypres, which took place amid dreadful climatic conditions, floundering, wading and hauling each other along, amidst bursting shells and a storm of machine guns – the gallant Yorkshiremen went on and won their objective
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [17th November 1917]

He survived the War.

He died in Huddersfield [Q2 1960] (aged 68) 

Blakey, EdwinRef B3339
[18??-1???] Of Shay Farm, Halifax.

He was groom to J. T. Haigh JP.

On 15th January 1870, as he was walking along Caygill's Walk, Halifax, he was attacked by 3 tall men. One seized him by the throat and another put dirt into his mouth. He was robbed of 8d in copper [coins] and 8 lbs of potatoes before the men made their escape

Blakey, EdwinRef B1229
[1848-1910] He was landlord of the Duke of Wellington, Halifax [1891]

Blakey, ElihuRef B1244
[1824-1886] Son of Betty & Bernard Blakey of Burnley.

The family moved to Shade.

He was a greengrocer / landlord of the Peacock, Todmorden [1860s] / a fish merchant [1870].

He married (1) Mary Ann Dawson [18??-1869].

Mary Ann died in 1869.

In [Q1] 1870, he married (2) Mary Wickman in Todmorden.


Mary came from Hull
 

Blakey, FrankRef B1432
[1891-1917] Son of Thomas Blakey.

He was a grocer's assistant [1911] / employed in the grocery department of the Halifax Industrial Society at Weymouth Street.

He had a sweetheart, Miss Walters, of 200 Siddal Lane.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died (somewhere in France) [3rd May 1917] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Blakey's: H. Blakey & SonsRef B2073
Tailors at 16 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]. Blakey took over a business which had been established around 1825. They had workrooms in Waterhouse Street, Halifax

Blakey, Henry ChapmanRef B1014
[1857-1900] Son of Henry Blakey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clothier of Spring Hall [1889] / a tailor & clothier (employer) [1891] / a clothier's manager of Fern Bank, Otley [1900].

In 1889, he married Charlotte Sarah Robinson at Christ Church, Pellon.


Charlotte Sarah, of 35 Savile Mount, was born in Southowram / Hipperholme, the daughter of
John Robinson
 

Children:

  1. Henry Robinson (Blakey) [1891-1917] who was a cork merchant [1911]
  2. Edward Vernon

The family lived at

  • 42 Moorfield Villas, Skircoat [1891]
  • 40 Savile Park, Halifax [1901]
  • 40 Moorfield Villa, Savile Park, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was sister-in-law Louisa T Robinson [b 1871] (living on own means).

Henry Chapman died in Wharfedale [17th March 1900] (aged 42).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £528.

Probate was granted to his widow Charlotte Sarah.

Son Henry died 2nd May 1917 (aged 26) 

Blakey, JaneRef B2777
[1819-1???] Born in Aysgarth.

She was a baby linen manufacturer.

In 1841, Jane, her sister, Elizabeth [1829-1???], also a baby linen manufacturer, were living with their brother, Henry, a woollen draper, at 18 Crown Street, Halifax.

In 1851, she married Thomas Edleston.

By 1871, Jane was a widow and running a school at Salterhebble.

By 1891, Jane was living on her own means, with daughter Mary Ann, sister Ann Blakey, and son Alfred Blakey Edleston (a clerk in Holy Orders), at 20 Piccadilly, Burnley

Blakey, MrRef B603
[16??-17??] Of Colne.

He married Dorothy Brearcliffe

Blakey, Richard GarnettRef B3209
[1818-1???] Born in Wakefield.

He was a grocer & tea dealer employing 2 assistants [1861].

He lived at West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

Blakey, ThomasRef B625
[1859-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1881, 1891] / a worsted spinner's clerk [1901] / a commercial clerk (worsted spinning) [1911].

In 1877, he married Sarah Ellen Hoyle [1857-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Martha Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted weaver [1901]
  2. Sidney [b 1880] who was a wool comber's cashier [1901]
  3. Amy [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], an underclothing sewing machinist [1911]
  4. Frank
  5. Elsie [b 1896] who was a jeweller's drydizer (?) [1911]

The family lived at

  • Haighhouse Hill, Longwood, Huddersfield [1881]
  • 52 Miall Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 89 Dyson Road, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 99 Dyson Road, Halifax
  • 85 Dyson Road, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was Thomas's widowed mother Sarah Blakey [b 1822].

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah Ellen's sisters: Ada Hoyle [b 1866] (worsted weaver)  & Ruth Hoyle [b 1872]

Blakey, WilliamRef B1786
[18??-19??] Farmed Shaw Laithe Farm, Elland [1905]

Blakey, WilliamRef B8501
[1810-1863]

In 1839, he married Harriet Stead [1813-1871] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John William [1846-4th May 1859]


John William was a
pupil-teacher at St Andrew's National School, Lister Hills, Bradford. When he died [aged 13], his pupils erected a stone at Lister Lane Cemetery
 

William died 3rd September 1863 (aged 53).

Harriet died 16th January 1871 (aged 57).

The family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3326]

Blamire, WalterRef B1071
[1857-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Blamire of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [17th May 1857]

Blamires, George HenryRef B782
[1860-1???] Son of John Blamires, card maker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a hair dresser of Bradford [1881] / a hair dresser [1891, 1901] / a hair dresser / barber [1911].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Janet Banks [1859-1???] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Janet, of King Cross, was the daughter of Thomas Banks, painter
 

Children:

  1. James Willie
  2. Nora [b 1885] who was a woollen winder [1901]
  3. Thomas Henry [b 1888]
  4. Lillian [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • 66 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 32 Oak Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Mary Ellen Barlow [aged 19] (woollen rover) 

Blamires, James WilliamRef B776
[1882-1917] Son of George Henry Blamires.

He was a winder [1901] / a sugar boiler at Mackintosh's [1911] / a solo horn player with the Copley & Skircoat Band.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Mary E Robinson in Halifax.

They lived at 24 Cliffe Terrace, Skircoat Green [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [26th June 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the 1st/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162],

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

A memorial service was held at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [28th October 1917]

Blamires, SamuelRef B7760
[1???-18??] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1809-1880].

Children:

  1. Ann [1837-1842]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Blamyre, JohnRef B888
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Northgate, Halifax

Blanchard, MrsRef B948
[1???-18??] Around 1838, Mrs Blanchard and Miss Blanchard ran a private school at Chapeltown, Halifax.

See William Blanchard

Blanchard, WilliamRef B934
[1???-1865] Between 1830-1845, he and his wife, Ellen, ran the Bell School, Harrison Road, Halifax.

In 1839, he was advertising the sale of 20 bound volumes of the York Courant newspaper [1741-1811].

William Blanshard ran a school at Nelson Street, Halifax [1850].

See Mrs Blanchard

Blanchfield, Father FrancisRef B953
[1915-1981] Born in Dewsbury

Parish priest at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Elland.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery

Blanchfield, Rev J.Ref B1313
[19??-19??] Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1962]

Blanchford, Rev F. HenryRef B1613
[18??-19??] Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1894]. In 1898, he moved to Ilkley

Bland, ArnoldRef B213
[1891-1915] Son of Walter Bland.

He was a general labourer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 18th September 1915, Arnold was reported missing in the Dardanelles since 21st August 1915.

It was later announced that he had died on 21st August 1915.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [18th September 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 117-119].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Nelson also died in the War, and brother Albert also served

Bland, EricRef B1410
[1923-1942] Son of Annie Evelyn & John Bland of 13 Buxton Street, Lee Mount.

He was a member of Bethel Boys' Brigade / employed by Halifax Corporation Waterworks.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 445th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 6th February 1942 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 78], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bland, HenryRef B1328
[1845-1???] Bookbinder in Halifax [1891].

In 1875, he married Mary Ann C. Cox [1855-1???] from Stroud, Gloucestershire, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James [b 1877]
  2. George John [b 1880]
  3. Maude [b 1882]
  4. Edgar [b 1885]
  5. Albert [b 1888]

The family lived at Long Lover, Halifax [1891]

Bland, J.Ref B1056
[18??-1???] He was killed during the South African Wars, where he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died [date unknown].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, on the Halifax Parish Church 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Bland, JamesRef B549
[18??-18??] Teacher of deportment and dancing at his Academy in Halifax [1835].

In May 1857, his name appeared in a list of insolvent petitioners.

He was editor of the first series of the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack.

Most of his work for the Almanack was in verse, and much of this about Wilson's hats

Bland, John StamperRef B946
[1???-18??] He ran a dancing school in Halifax [around 1830]

Bland, MatthewRef B1617
[1809-1853] Born in Richmond.

He was a cabinet maker at Broad Street, Halifax.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Jane [1839-1848]

The family lived at

  • Broad Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 3 Mount Street, Halifax [1851]

Bland, MrRef B2461
[17??-1???] He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1759]

Bland, NelsonRef B1053
[1898-1917] Son of Walter Bland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer (part time) [1911] / a cloth finisher at Dunkirk Mills, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1915, he married Lily Shinns in Halifax.

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed one of a raiding party [29th July 1917].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [11th August 1917 & 20th July 1918].

He was buried at Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Arnold also died in the War, and brother Albert also served

Bland, ThomasRef B2743
[1???-18??]

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Bland, ThomasRef B1363
[1669-1757] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Michael [d 1757] who became a merchant in London and married Patience Jeffereys [d 1772]
  2. Anna [d 1800] who married [1757] Mr Marriner from London
  3. Thomas

Bland, ThomasRef B2434
[17??-17??] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1735-1762] who married John Hanson

Bland, ThomasRef B1365
[1714-1783] Son of Thomas Bland.

He married (1) Unknown [d 1756].

He married (2) Mary [1711-1796].

Children:

  1. Thomas [17??-1777] who became an engraver in London
  2. Mary who married William Bates

Bland, WalterRef B210
[1863-1924] He was a wool weaver [1891] / a maker-up of worsted yarn [1901] / a worsted yarn presser [1911].

In 1884, he married Jane Nicholson [1874-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1886] who was a bottle washer [1901], & served in World War I, and was wounded in the back by a bullet and returned in a hospital ship to Plymouth
  2. Arnold
  3. Clara [b 1893] who was a worsted rover [1911]
  4. Lily [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Violet [b 1896] who was a laundress [1911]
  6. Nelson

The children were all born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 5 Back Alfred Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 118 Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 368 Queen's Road, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Sons Arnold & Nelson died in World War I.

Walter died in Halifax [Q2 1924] (aged 61) 

Bland, Walter VincentRef B1471
[1887-1918] Son of Elizabeth (née Ashton) [1859-19??] and Paul Bland [18??-1911].

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He married Helen Hill in Brentford, Middlesex.

They lived at 38 Avenue Gardens, Acton, London.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He was killed in action [27th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France

Blarney Castle, LangfieldRef B1577
A small pleasure ground at the site of a cottage – known as Blarney Castle or Shurcrack – on Langfield Moor. It is no longer there

Blatchford, Robert F.Ref B1057
[1872-1901] He was an engraver in business with his brother in Horton Street, Halifax.

He lived at 10 Park Place, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he volunteered and served as a Sergeant with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of enteric fever at Warm Baths in the Transvaal [December 1901] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Blaylock, StanleyRef B1373
[1915-1944] Son of Ada & Elias Blaylock of Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 2nd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 27th March 1944 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 3]

Bleak Hill, NorthowramRef B3056
Shibden

Bleak House, BoothtownRef B735
Claremount Road.

Owners and tenants have incl