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Lady Godiva ProcessionRef L719
In the 1970s, there was a procession through the streets of Halifax representing Lady Godiva – clothed in this instance.

Contributor Val Smith tells me that

The procession took place in the mid-1970s, and the photograph was taken as she came down Hopwood Lane, just before the junction with King Cross Street. Lady Godiva then turned on to Lord Street


Question: Does anyone know the purpose of the procession?

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Val Smith

L. & Y. Varnish & Colour CompanyRef L1103
Paint and varnish makers at Broad Street, Halifax [1905]

La Plaine, SoylandRef L260
Property owned by Thomas Royds and the Royds family

La Trobe BatemanRef L199
See John Frederick La Trobe Bateman

LabourRef L1222
See Conservatives and Liberals

The Lacey family of CromwellbottomRef L846
The name is variously written de Lacy Lacey, Laci, Lacie, Lacy, and Lascy. The family came to the district with Ilbert [1045-1093] and Walter de Lacy [1046-1085]. The family lived at Cromwellbottom and spread to other parts of the district.

See Elland Feud, Gamel, History On Your Doorstep, Robert Holdesworth, John de Warren and Leising


Being an ancient family, the Lacys have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 

Lacey, CharlesRef L128
[1804-18??] Born in Somerset.

He was a beerseller at Northowram [1861] / a beerseller in Halifax [1864]

In October 1864, he was declared bankrupt.

He married Hannah [1805-18??], born in Kidderminster.

Children:

  1. Harriet Lucy [b 1834] who was a woollen weaver [1861]
  2. Hannah [b 1839] who married John Smith [1835-1???]
  3. John [b 1841] who was a woollen dyer [1861]
  4. Charles [b 1844] who was an iron moulder [1861]
  5. Emma [b 1847] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  6. Margaret [b 1849] who was a cotton spinner [1861]

They lived at 7 Park Road, Northowram [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Hannah, her husband John Smith, and granddaughters Ann [aged 6] and Emily [aged 1 month], and 4 lodgers

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lacey, Charles BlandRef L254

Lacey Hey Farm, MidgleyRef L326
Towngate. Aka Lassey Hey.

It was owned by the Lacy family.

Originally a timber-framed house, this is one of the oldest properties in the area. Dated RW/1672 – for Robert Watmough – and 1678.

It originally had 3 cells with a through-passage, and outshut to the rear.

There is a continuous drip mould.

The site was known as Lassey-Hey and Patchett's Place during the early 19th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Early Methodist New Connexion meetings were held at Pickles Row before they moved to Lassey Hey [April 1819]

Around 1843, Benjamin Walker and John Edmondson sold the property to Richard Patchett, a rectifier of spirits, and Thomas Patchett, a spirit merchant of Manchester, who borrowed on the security of the property. Richard Patchett sold the estate to George Bedford.

In 1862, George Whitaker was tenant to George Bedford, whose daughter married into the Whitaker family.

In 1912, Richard Whitaker bought then resold the property to Mr Admiral Walker.

The second cell was changed for farm use in the 19th century. The roof later collapsed.

An early 18th century wing to the rear was demolished, the left bay was extended at the rear about 1978.

Extensive repairs during the late 20th century revealed shutters and cops embedded in the plaster walls of the bedrooms, suggesting that the upper rooms were used for weaving.

Now a farmhouse and cottage.

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

Brearley Hall, Luddendenfoot Brearley Old Hall, Luddendenfoot Lower Brearley Hall, Midgley Upper Brearley Hall

This & associated entries use material contributed by Kristina Bedford & David Cant

Lacey, JohnRef L3
[1???-1623] Aka Lacy.

A felon – popularly known as the Running Man – who, in 1617, famously escaped execution under the Gibbet Law by running beyond the boundary defined by the Forest of Hardwick.

Unfortunately, he returned to Halifax seven years later when he was captured and executed on 29th January 1623.

Watson's extract from the Register Books at Halifax records the execution as

John Lacy, perditissimus nebulo & latro, decollatus Jan 29, 1623

John Lacy, most depraved scoundrel & robber, beheaded Jan 29, 1623

Some sources give 1625 as the year of his execution.

See Mr Dinnis and Running Man pub

Laci, Robert deRef L743
[11??-1193] Of Pontefract.

Son of Henry de Lacy.

He was the first husband of Isabel de Warenne. They had no children.

He had an illegitimate son, Gilbert.

After his death, the de Lacy estates passed to Albreda de Lizours

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Farrar

Laci, Roger deRef L748
The name taken by Roger de Lizours

Laci, Walter deRef L784
[10??-1???] (Possibly) son of Walter de Laci.

The family held much land locally, including the manors of Huddersfield & Almondbury.


Question: Is he the same person as Walter de Lacy [1046-1085]?

 

It is said that, as he was riding from Huddersfield to Halifax, he was thrown from his horse and fell into a swampy marsh. He swore that, if his life were to be spared, he would build a church in Huddersfield. He subsequently built the first Huddersfield Parish Church around 1090

Lacy ...Ref L46
The entries for people & families with the surname Lacy are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lacy House, Hebden BridgeRef L312
Pennine Way, Charlestown.

House dated IR 1793 for John Rawdon who built the house.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now 2 dwellings

Lad Stones, TodmordenRef L1552
Baulk Head Lane. Early 17th century house.

Nearby property – mid 17th century cottage, an early 18th century cottage, and an early 19th century barn - are also listed

Ladies Association for the Training of Neglected & Friendless ChildrenRef L4

Recorded in 1901 & 1911, when it was at 14 Bull Close Lane, Halifax.

In 1901:

and inmates

  • Elizabeth E. Lumb [b 1887]
  • Louisa Tiffany [b 1887]
  • Eliza Walker [b 1888]
  • Nora Leyland [b 1888]
  • Phoebe E. Land [b 1889]
  • Rosina Scargill [b 1889]

In 1911:

  • Fanny A. Symonds – Matron
  • Edna Oddy – Assistant Matron
  • Alice Coates – Sick Nurse
  • Ethel Gott – Domestic Servant

and 11 young boarders

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ruth Bourne & Carole Edwards Caruso

Ladies' Bible AssociationRef L1013
Established in 1819 for the ladies of Brighouse, Rastrick, Southowram, Lightcliffe and Clifton. Mrs Holland and Mrs Clay were the first Presidents

Ladies' Lying-In CharityRef L1133
Recorded in 1845 at Bradley's Croft, New Road, Halifax when the Matron was Elizabeth Sunderland

Ladstone Café, Norland MoorRef L9000
Recorded in 1930

Ladstone Rock, Norland MoorRef L9
Natural rocky outcrop.

Crabtree suggests the name may be derived from Old English roots meaning purgation by trial. Watson suggests that the stone may have been used for sacrificial purposes in earlier times, and that the name may be derived from Celtic roots related to the Welsh lladd, [to cut, to kill]. See also lad and law.

This is not very likely, and other suggestions are that the name meant a place where young men gathered, or that the stone resembles the figure of a boy.

It is said that witches were thrown from the rock in the Middle Ages.

In 1922, a gambling circle was busted here and 8 men were arrested.

Crabtree mentions another Ladstone in Sowerby which was recorded about 1516 but is now lost. It is recorded that this may have been broken up and the stone

used in building a church

Ladstone Towers, Sowerby BridgeRef L630
Block of flats named for Ladstone Rock at Norland.

In 1965, an area of poor-quality housing in the town was demolished. 2 blocks of flats – known as Ladstone Towers and Houghton Towers – were built on the land.

Lady BountifulRef L252
The name given to an anonymous donor who gave considerable sums for the building of St Mark's Church, Siddal. It was later learned that she was Lady Lilia Boucher of Blackheath, London

Lady Royd, BrookfootRef L962
A group of houses at the top of Brookfoot Hill.

A tablet set into what was a window is that from Sir William Staines's Charity School.

See Delver's Arms, Southowram

Ladyship, HalifaxRef L1276
Area of Halifax off Old Lane. Recorded in 1874

Ladyship, OvendenRef L567
Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Ladyship Mills, Ovenden and Lordship, Ovenden

Ladyship WoolsRef L111
Knitting wool. Trademark of Baldwin & Walker.

See Ladyship Mills

Ladywell House, LightcliffeRef L307
See Lower German House

Ladywell House, SoylandRef L314
Crabtree says that the name comes from a nearby spring which was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and that the area was known as Ladyland

Lady Willy's Tea RoomsRef L162
Popular name for the Colden restaurant

Laidler, W.Ref L196
[18??-19??]
Clerk at Halifax.

In March 1875, he was declared bankrupt

Lainton, SamuelRef L1251
[1814-1881] Born in Brighouse.

He was a cabinet maker [1841, 1851] / a cabinet maker employing 2 men [1861] / an optician [1881].

Around 1836, he married Sarah [1815-1883].


Sarah was born in Knaresborough
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1836] who was a cabinet maker [1851]
  2. William [1838-1872] who was an errand boy [1851], a  cabinet maker [1861]
  3. Frederick S. [b 1841] who was a professor of music [1861]
  4. Thomas Samuel
  5. Christopher [1842-1853]
  6. Susannah [1845-1873] who married George Holmes
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1849] who married Henry John Backhouse

They lived at

  • Lister Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 7 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 9 King Cross Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 13 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed daughter Sarah Jane Backhouse & children.

Samuel died 25th October 1881 (aged 68).

Sarah died 25th December 1883 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3147]

Lainton, Thomas SamuelRef L1710
[1841-1896] Son of Samuel Lainton.

He was a cabinet maker at 23 Kings Cross Lane, Halifax [1873].

On 8th January 1873, he married Ann Amelia Hadley in Halifax.


Ann Amelia was the daughter of Herbert Hadley
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1875] who married [1907] Harry Dobson
  2. Lewis [1879-1937]
  3. Amelia [1880-1906]

Thomas Samuel died in Halifax [Q2 1896] (aged 55) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Hedley

Lainton, WilliamRef L1254
[1805-18??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a wood turner [1851].

Around 1831, he married Ann [1804-18??].


Ann was born in Mirfield
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1831] who was a laundress [1851] & married  Thomas Buckley
  2. Martha [1837-1906] who was a servant [1851] & married  Luke ROPER
  3. William [b 1839] who was a printer [1851]
  4. Benjamin [b 1843]
  5. James Henry [1847-1890] who was buried with his parents

They lived at 9 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3972]

Laithe Croft, NorthowramRef L671
Land where – during the ministry of Rev Robert Hesketh – the parsonage for Heywood's Chapel, Northowram was built

Laithe Farm, Hebden BridgeRef L1119
Built in the 1860s, this is said to have been the last farm to be built in Crimsworth Dean

Lake CalderRef L10
Aka Lake Calderdale. After the last Ice Age, a lake occupied much of the valley between Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and west to Todmorden, bounded at Mirfield and Huddersfield in the south by debris left by the glaciers.

All land less than 400 ft above sea-level was underwater.

The waters broke through the moraine and receded to leave just the river Calder flowing in the valley bottom through the swampy landscape.

The gravels have been successfully gathered for making concrete

Lake, Bishop JohnRef L11
[1624-1689] Son of a Halifax grocer.

Born in Petticoat Lane, Halifax.

He attended Heath Grammar School. He went to St John's College Cambridge and gained a BA before he was 13 years of age.

After gaining his BA degree, he was imprisoned in his college along with other Royalists during the Civil War. He escaped and joined the Royalist Army in Oxford, being wounded several times on battle. He fought at Lathom House [1644], Basing House [1645], and Wallingford [1646]. He had to pay decimation.

In 1647, he was ordained as a minister of the Church of England. He preached at Halifax Parish Church.

He married Miss Dean.

He was Vicar of Leeds [1660] / Bishop of Sodor and Man [December 1682] / Bishop of Bristol [August 1684] / Dean of York / Bishop of Chichester [1685]. In 1688, he was imprisoned – for one week – in the Tower of London James II for being one of the Seven Bishops who presented a petition against the king's Catholic laws.

He refused to take an oath of allegiance to William and Mary

He was buried at St Botolph's Church, Bishopgate, London.

His sister, Sara, married John Milner.

Lake, WilliamRef L472
[1???-194?]
Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Lakey, ErnestRef L274
[1893-1915] Son of Robert Lakey.

Born in Halifax [December 1893].

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [February 1894].

He was a woollen spinning mill hand [1911] / a labourer at the Electricity Works.

In 1914, he married Edith Berry in Halifax.

Child: Alice [b 1916]

They lived at 11 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914] and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to the Front [16th June 1915].

He was killed in action – shot through the lung & heart whilst on patrol in Hooge Sector, Ypres [23rd November 1915] (aged 21).

He was buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV A 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In 1917, Edith married Percy Appleyard

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Lakey, RobertRef L270
[1859-1???] Son of William James Lakey, blacksmith.

Born in Glasgow.

He was a blacksmith of Gas House Lane, Southowram [1891] / a blacksmith [1901] / a general ironsmith at boiler makers [1911].

On 22nd August 1891, he married Eliza Annie Wood [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Annie was the daughter of Charles Wood.

In the 1891 census, before their marriage, Eliza (housekeeper)  was living with Robert and their daughter Lily

 

Children:

  1. Lily A [b 1888]
  2. Robert [1892] who died in infancy
  3. Ernest
  4. William / Willie [b 1895] who was a woollen  spinning mill hand [1911]

They lived at

  • Gas House Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 8 Hardcastle's Buildings, Southowram [1891]
  • 15 Bank Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 24 Great Albion Street, Halifax [1911]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Lally, PamelaRef L1409
[1965-] Née Hallowell. She was Mayor of Todmorden [2007-2008]

Lamb, A.Ref L346
[18??-18??]
Fishmonger at Halifax.

In August 1868, he was declared bankrupt

Lamb, Sir Albert [Larry]Ref L155
[1929-2000]
Son of a miner.

Born in Fitzwilliam, West Riding.

He worked at the Brighouse Echo, and went on to work on The Sun and The Daily Express.

See Sam Arnold Brown

Lamb, EdwardRef L929
[19??-19??]

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Lamb, Rev GeorgeRef L646
[1809-1886]
Born in Preston.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1830]

Lamb, J. S.Ref L825
[1???-18??]
He was appointed
Surveyor of the Highways for Hipperholme [1835]

Lamb, John WilliamRef L322
[1890-1916] Son of Grace & Michael Lamb of Lindley.

Born in Horsforth.

He was educated in Leeds & Elland / a woollen piecer.

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

He died 12th October 1916 (aged 26).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Lamb, Walter VincentRef L284
[1898-1917]
He worked for
Crossley's.

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

He was killed in action [21st November 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Lamb, William ArthurRef L905
[1873-1918] Born in Farnham, Surrey [25th February 1873].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died in Halifax [14th November 1918].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lambard House, West ValeRef L850
A name by which Lambert House appears in some documents.

Jonas Pollard of Lambard House is mentioned in a document relating to a sale of land in Wyke [1633]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joanne Backhouse

Lambert, A.Ref L1148
[18??-19??]
Herbalist at 58 Ovenden Road, Halifax [1906]

Lambert, AmbroseRef L533
[1893-1916] Son of William Henry Lambert.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St James's Church, Halifax & Sunday School / a draper [1911] / employed by J. Walker Clark, Crown Street, Halifax / working in London.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and he served as a Corporal with the 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).

He went to the Front [November 1914] and

came through all the big battles unscathed

He was killed in action [9th September 1916] (aged 23).

The Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9C], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Saint James's Church, Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Lambert Croft, EllandRef L852
The name given – on a plan of 1614 and a map of 1770 – to the triangle of land between [what is now] Saddleworth Road, Stainland Road and Rochdale Road

Lambert's: Fenton & Robert LambertRef L1377
Robert Lambert set up his sons – Fenton Thomas and Robert – in partnership.

They were cotton manufacturers at Lambert's Mill, Ripponden [1800] and Stones Mill, Ripponden [1809].

The partnership was dissolved in August 1819 when Robert Lambert emigrated to Australia

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sandra Smith

Lambert, Fenton ThomasRef L1527
[1772-1837] Son of Robert Lambert.

His father set up him and his half-brother, Robert, in partnership as Fenton & Robert Lambert, at Stones Mill, Ripponden.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

On the death of his father, he inherited Elland Hall.

On 24th May 1806, he married Maria Hoyle from Soyland.

Children:

  1. Thomas Fenton Lambert
  2. Robert [1816-1848]

They lived at Elland Hall [1807]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Val Kinghorne & Sandra Smith

Lambert, Rev Frederick WilliamRef L692
[19??-19??]
He was in Suffolk before becoming Vicar of
Sowerby Bridge [1956-1974]

Lambert Hall, West ValeRef L851
A name by which Lambert House appears in some documents.

Lambert House, Rochdale Road, West ValeRef L135
House dated AM 1887 – built for Alfred Maude.


This property, at 59 Rochdale Road, is not to be confused with the Lambert House on Stainland Road which became the Shears Inn
 

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso, Les Forester & Derrick Habergham

Lambert House, Stainland Road, West ValeRef L12
16th century farm.

Aka Lambard House, Lammarde House, Lambert Hall, Lombard House, Lomard House, and Priestley House


This property is not to be confused with the Lambert House on Rochdale Road
 

See Elland-tide day and Lambert Close, West Vale

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joanne Backhouse

Lambert, JohnRef L1659
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1855, when he was a Methodist minister in Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Lambert, JohnRef L1317
[1813-1???] Son of John Lambert, woolsorter.

Born in Leeds.

He was a joiner of Halifax [1841] / a joiner & carpenter [1851].

On 3rd April 1841, he married Ann Lister [1819-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of
John Lister.

She was a laundress [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Eliza [1843-1934] who was a cotton warehouse girl [1861],  a seamstress [1871] & married Marmaduke Harwood
  2. William [1844-1854]
  3. Lucy Ann [b 1846] who was a cotton warehouse girl [1861]
  4. Jane [b 1848] who was a draper's assistant [1871]
  5. Martha Ann [1850-1858]
  6. Matilda [b 1852] who was a fancy box maker [1871] &  married John Henry Whitehead
  7. Clara [b 1857] who was a worsted weaver [1871]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 396]. with their Lister grandparents.

The family lived at

  • 8 St James's Road, Halifax [1851]
  • 12 Pollard Street, Halifax [1861, 1871]

Ann died 28th May 1891 (aged 72).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 395] with daughter Matilda & her son-in-law John Whitehead, and daughter Eliza

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Lambert, Rev JohnRef L1662
[19??-] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1997]

Lambert, JosephRef L1526
[1???-1???] Of Milnworth, Sandal Magna.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas Lambert
  2. Robert Lambert

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sandra Smith

Lambert, MrRef L717
[16??-17??]
Vicar of
Coley for about 6 months [1681]

Lambert, RobertRef L1525
[1741-1807] Son of Joseph Lambert.

On the death of his brother Thomas, he inherited Elland Hall.

He married (1) Isabella [17??-1777].

Children:

  1. Fenton Thomas
  2. a daughter who married [1806] John Ward of  London

He married (2) Jane Beales.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Jane Frances who married John Ward

Robert set up his sons – Fenton Thomas and Robert – in partnership as Fenton & Robert Lambert, at Stones Mill, Ripponden.

He died 15th November 1807 [aged 65]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sandra Smith

Lambert, RobertRef L1528
[1786-1852] Son of Robert Lambert.

Born in St James, Westminster.

His father set up him and his half-brother, Fenton Thomas, in partnership as Fenton & Robert Lambert, at Stones Mill, Ripponden.

He married Grace, daughter of John Hoyle.

In 1820, the couple emigrated to Australia. He named his property there Holwood, the name of the Surrey home of his sister Jane Francis and brother-in-law John Ward.

Robert died in Sydney

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sandra Smith

Lambert, Roper & Horsfield LimitedRef L167
Accountants.

Partners included Frank Lambert, Keith Roper, and Mr Horsfield.

They were at 34 Clare Road, Halifax [1960s] and Hope Hall Mills, Halifax [1990s]

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Rushworth

Lambert, StephenRef L1651
[1871-1891]
Son of stone miner Robert Lambert of Rastrick.

Stephen died after being struck on the head by a piece of shale at Solomon Marshall's Slead Syke Quarry, Brighouse on 5th January 1891. This caused a contused wound to the scalp and resulted in blood poisoning

Lambert, ThomasRef L1202
[1734-1803] Of Elland Hall.

Son of Joseph Lambert.

On 25th May 1767, he married Frances Dyson. They had no children.

On 21st (or 14th) September 1803, he was riding his horse [near Halifax] when a market cart

with 2 spirited horses

ran into him at full speed. He was trampled by the horse, breaking 6 of his ribs and causing most shocking disfigurement. He died later that day

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sandra Smith

Lambert, ThomasRef L1156
[18??-19??]
Chemist and druggist at Stainland [1861]

Lambert, Thomas FentonRef L1312
[1815-1889] Son of Fenton Thomas Lambert.

He was Registrar of births and deaths for the Elland district [1861, 1881] / Municipal Registrar of Births and Deaths [1889].

On 30th December 1839, he married Mary Lambert in Sandal.

They lived at Stainland [1861, 1889]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Val Kinghorne

Lambert, William HenryRef L688
[1855-1911] Born in Coventry

He was a whitesmith & bellhanger [1891, 1901].

In [Q2] 1879, he married Ellen Shingler [1853-1932] in Wem, Shropshire.


Ellen was born in Press, Shropshire
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor [b 1880] who was a dress maker [1901]
  2. Louisa [b 1882] who was a dress maker [1901]
  3. Archibald Naylor [b 1884] who was a draper's apprentice  [1901]
  4. Robert [b 1889]
  5. Ida [b 1891] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  6. Ambrose

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 4 Freedom Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Hampden Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 32 Hampden Place, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Bayswater Terrace, Halifax [1916]

In 1911, William Henry (aged 56) was a patient at the Halifax Union Poor Law Hospital, Salterhebble

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Lambley, Rev R. H.Ref L1385
[18??-1???]
Minister at
Todmorden Unitarian Church [he resigned on 16th March 1888]

Lambourne, Rev F. J.Ref L649
[18??-19??]
Vicar of
Hartshead [1914-1925]

Lammarde House, West ValeRef L863
A name by which Lambert House appears in some documents.

Lamont, BruceRef L511
[1886-1916]
Son of J. Lamont of 109 Holland Park Avenue, London (formerly of Brighouse).

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School / Secretary of Brighouse Conservative Club / employed by Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private Army Service Corps.

He contracted a disease from contaminated water and was invalided out.

He died in hospital at Notting Hill London [14th October 1916] (aged 30).

He was buried at Kensal Green.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank LimitedRef L1311

See The Story of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited [1872-1922]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway CompanyRef L1066

See Railways Act [1921]

Lancashire-Yorkshire borderRef L439

Lancaster, CharlesRef L1284
[1775-1847] He was a currier in Dewsbury [1847].

He married Sarah [1784-1865].

Charles died in Halifax [24th September 1847] (aged 72).

Sarah died in Leeds [27th July 1865] (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4275]

Lancaster, CharlesRef L1462
[18??-18??] Partner in Thomas & Charles Lancaster [1853]

Lancaster's: E. Lancaster & SonRef L1009
Fruiterer, wholesale fish and poultry dealer originally established in 1856 by Joseph Lancaster at 47-48 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Later, his wife Elizabeth & son George established E. Lancaster & Son. They were still at 47 & 48 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1881].

George took over the business

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Lancaster, GeorgeRef L918
[1849-1898] Son of Joseph Lancaster.

He and his mother Elizabeth established E. Lancaster & Son.

He was a fishmonger [1873].

On 15th May 1870, he married Martha Ellen Eastwood [1850-1930] at St Martin's Church, Brighouse Children:

  1. Joseph Henry
  2. John James [1872-1947]
  3. Ann Elizabeth [1874-1887]
  4. Alfred [1875-1875]
  5. Arthur [b 1876]
  6. Edith [1880-1941]
  7. Herbert [1883-1891]
  8. Mary [b 1886]

The children were baptised at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.

His son Joseph Henry joined the family business.

George died 11th May 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £415 12/6d.

Administration was granted to his widow Martha Ellen

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Lancaster, HenryRef L690
[1826-1869] Son of John Webster Lancaster

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Lancaster, HenryRef L1692
[1828-1911]
Of Brighouse.

He married Hannah.

They had an adopted daughter Judith Hannah Akroyd [1854-1859]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Lancaster's: Henry & Samuel LancasterRef L1150
Fancy woollen manufacturers at Bridge Street, Brighouse [1861]

Lancaster House, SouthowramRef L836
Trooper Lane.

Recorded in 1881, when Arthur Albert Broadley & his mother were living here

Lancaster, JohnRef L530
[1742-1818] Born in Bingley.

He was landlord of the Black Swan, Brighouse [1811, 1818].

On 7th October 1781, he married Elizabeth Webster [1754-1836] at All Saints Church, Bingley.


Elizabeth came from Bingley
 

John died October 1818.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £450.

Child: John Webster

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse: John [30th October 1818]; Elizabeth [22nd September 1836]

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Lancaster, JohnRef L1314
[1796-1876] He was a weaver [1841].

He married Sarah [1800-1859].

Children:

  1. (possibly) Ellen [1819-1905] who married [Halifax Q4  1846] John Longbottom
  2. William
  3. Grace [b 1827] who was a worsted spinner [1841]
  4. John [b 1832]

The family lived at Bank Side, Southowram [1841].

Sarah died 14th May 1859 (aged 59).

John died 14th April 1876 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3691]

Lancaster, JohnRef L1900
[18??-1???]
Manager of the
abattoir at Bridge End Co-Op, Rastrick which opened in September 1872

Lancaster, John EdwardRef L453
[1896-1915] Son of Paul Lancaster.

Born in Oswaldtwistle.

He was a coal miner (drawer) below ground [1911]

His widowed mother and the family moved from Accrington to Cornholme in December 1914.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915] and served as a Private with the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He was killed in action in France [23rd July 1915] (aged 19).

The Todmorden & District News [13th August 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 24].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Lancaster, John WebsterRef L661
[1790-1873] Son of John Lancaster.

He was a farmer [1841] / a commission agent [1873].

On 7th April 1814, he married Mary Aspinall [1794-1873] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Sarah [1818] who died aged 1 year & 8 months
  2. Thomas [1818-1874]
  3. Caroline [b 1820]
  4. Joseph
  5. Henry
  6. John Aspinall [1832-1852]
  7. Elizabeth [1834-1911]
  8. Samuel [1836-1904]

John died 7th February 1873.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Probate was granted to his grandsons George Lancaster, Alfred Kay Lancaster of Rochdale (chemist & druggist), and William Henry Lancaster of Rochdale (cabinet maker).

Members of the family were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe: Sarah [9th June 1818]; John Aspinall [4th August 1852]

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Lancaster, Rev John WilliamRef L639
[1860-1942]
Born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1888]

Lancaster, JosephRef L917
[1826-1868] Son of John Webster Lancaster.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a fruiterer, fish & poultry dealer [1856] / a fish & game dealer [1861].

Elizabeth & son George established E. Lancaster & Son.

On 6th November 1848, he married Elizabeth Copley [1828-1899] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Sarah Ann [1850-1877]

They lived at

  • Schofield Fold, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]
  • 55 Briggate, Brighouse [1871]
  • 47 & 48 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1881]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse: Joseph [5th August 1868]

His son took over the business

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Lancaster, Joseph HenryRef L693
[1870-1919] Son of George Lancaster.

Born 23rd December 1870.

Baptised at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [29th January 1871].

He joined the family fish & game business, and ran The Cash Fish Stores [1901].

On 2nd December 1889, he married Annie Crowther [1864-1938] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie already had a child: Olive Crowther (Lancaster) [1887-1982] who emigrated to the USA [1912], made several trips back to the UK after World War I, and died in Los Angeles. On 25th May 1919, Olive made a trip back to the UK shortly before her stepfather's death
 

Children:

  1. Henry / Harry [1889-1929] who was a fish & game  dealer [1919]
  2. George Herbert [1892-1938] who was a fish & game dealer  [1919]
  3. Millicent [1894-1967]
  4. Gertrude [1896-1972] who emigrated to Canada [1925] and  died in Washington DC.

    She and her mother were living in Blackpool  when she emigrated

  5. George [1898-1976]

They lived at

  • 14 Bank Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 47 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1911, 1919, 1920]

Joseph Henry died in Ilkley (possibly) in a nursing home [6th June 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,322 12/7d.

Probate was granted to Henry & George Herbert and Tom Shaw (foreman quarryman).

Annie died in Blackpool in 1938

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Lancaster, PaulRef L1142
[1865-1904] Born in Oswaldtwistle.

He was a coal miner [1891] / a coal miner's checkweighman [1901].

In 1887, he married Phoebe Brindle [1861-1???] in Blackburn.


Phoebe was born in Oswaldtwistle.

She was a cotton weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1888] who was unemployed [1921]
  2. Thomas [b 1892] who was a Private with the Lancashire  Fusiliers [World War I]
  3. Annie [b 1893] who was a cotton weaver [1911], a weaver  with Mr Jackson, at Vale Mill, Cornholme [1921]
  4. John Edward
  5. Bertha [b 1900] who was a weaver with Mr Jackson,  at Vale Mill, Cornholme [1921]

The children were born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

The family lived at

  • 24 Brookside Street, Oswaldtwistle [1891]
  • 51 New Lane, Oswaldtwistle [1901]
  • 44 Brookside Street, Oswaldtwistle [1911]
  • 7 Ernest Street, Cornholme [1917]
  • 10 Ernest Street, Cornholme [1921]

Paul died in Blackburn in 1904

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Lancaster, ThomasRef L1151
[18??-18??]
Machine maker, ironfounder, maker of carding engines, piecing machines, tenter hooks and shake woolleys [?] at
Canal Works, Brighouse [1861]. Partner in Thomas & Charles Lancaster [1853]

Lancaster's: Thomas & Charles LancasterRef L1228
Machine makers at Brighouse.

Partners included Thomas Lancaster and Charles Lancaster.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1853

Lancaster, WalterRef L213
[18??-1916]
Born in Shelf.

He lived at 95 Park Avenue, Wibsey.

He was a member of Wibsey Liberal Club / employed by Ackroyd & Grandage.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Labour Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 6th September 1916.

He was buried at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France [I C 31].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Lancaster, WilliamRef L529
[1816-1883] Of Hipperholme.

He was a solicitor in Bradford.

He married Ann [1806-1881].

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Lancaster, WilliamRef L1313
[1822-1899] Son of John Lancaster.

He married (1) Sarah [1829-1858].

Children:

  1. Ellen [1851-1852]
  2. Mary Ann who died 6th April 1857 (aged 11 weeks) 
  3. Edward who died 15th August 1959 (aged 9 weeks) 

Sarah died 17th June 1858 (aged 29).

He married (2) Ann [1826-1899].

Children:

  1. Albert who died 26th December 1865 (aged 7 weeks) 

Ann died 18th January 1899 (aged 73).

William died 9th July 1899 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3691] with William's parents

Land & FosterRef L1020
Halifax legal firm. They were at 13 Ward's End, Halifax [1896] and 10 Ward's End, Halifax [1934].

Partners included William Henry Land and (possibly) Ronald Crossfield Foster.

See James Willie Dinsdale and Duncan C. Winter

Land Bridge, BlackshawheadRef L313
Bridge across Colden Water at Land, Colden

Land, ColdenRef L301
Aka School Land, Colden. Area around Colden Water.

See Land Bridge, Blackshawhead, Land Farm, Blackshawhead, Land Mill, Blackshawhead and School Land Farm, Colden

Land Farm, BlackshawheadRef L325
House at Land, Colden. Dated 17 IMG 55.

The windows and porch were taken from Schofield Hall, Rochdale, when it was demolished.

See School Land Farm, Colden

Land, JamesRef L8690
[1811-1863] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary Ann [1816-1892].

Children:

  1. John James [1841-1844] who died aged 2 years & 6 months
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1847] who died aged 6 weeks

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Land, JohnRef L8200
[1817-1???] Confectioner.

Born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

He married Mary [1816-1???] from Matlock.

Children:

  1. Millicent [b 1844] who was a dressmaker [1871]
  2. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1847] who was a confectioner's  assistant [1871]

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Land, LaurenceRef L729
[19??-1940]
He served in World War II.

He was killed in the conflict.

He is remembered on Bradshaw War Memorial


The Commonwealth War Grave Commission Website has details of a Lawrence Land:

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 269th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 23rd July 1940.

He was buried at Wick Cemetery, Scotland [O 411]

 

Land Seizures in CalderdaleRef L897
Between 1461 and 1478, a number of Calderdale land owners had their property unlawfully entered and seized on the orders of Sir John Pilkington

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Land, William HenryRef L1514
[1859-1922] CBE.

Son of Mary & Alderman William C. Land, a grocer/wine merchant in Scarborough.

Born in Scarborough.

He came to Halifax in the 1880s.

He was a solicitor's articled clerk in Scarborough [1881] / a partner in Holroyde & Smith / a partner in Land & Foster.

He left Holroyde & Smith in 1906 to take a more active participation in the working of some granite quarries in the Midlands.

He was 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment under Colonel W. G. Gray [10th March 1888] / Lieutenant [September 1889] / Lieutenant Colonel [1901] / Honorary Colonel [1908]

His regiment was stationed in Bermuda for some time for garrison duty. He was then Acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

In 1885, he married Kate Eliza Moore in Scarborough.

Children:

  1. Dorothy Mary or Dorothea [b 1886]
  2. Sybil Catherine [b 1888]

In 1912, Dorothy Mary married Joseph Herbert Phillips from Ansley Hall, Warwickshire. Her husband was an ancestor of Mark Phillips, the first husband of Princess Anne.

Colonel Land died at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Scarborough where he had been in residence for some time.

See John Hutchinson Hemingway

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Landale, JackRef L733
[1920-1944]
Son of Ellen & Charles Landale of Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 2nd Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers.

He died 22nd September 1944 (aged 24).

He was buried at Bari War Cemetery, Italy [X A 13]

Landale, JohnRef L321
[1892-1917] Son of Thomas Landale.

Born in Blackshaw Head.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

The Todmorden & District News [2nd July 1915]


John Landale, a former Nazebottom Baptist scholar, is in hospital in Alexandria, being treated for a bayonet wound in the knee.

He is expected to be back in the field soon

 

He died 6th September 1917.

The Todmorden & District News [2nd November 1917] reported with a photograph


Private John Landale, Lancashire Fusiliers, reported wounded and missing on the 6th of September, aged 25.

He was in the Lancashire Fusiliers before the war and went out with the first draft.

He was wounded in the knee in the Dardanelles.

His mother lived at 737 Woodmill, Eastwood

 

The Todmorden & District News [5th September 1919] published


IN MEMORIAM

In loving memory of Private John Landale, missing since September 6th 1917. Now presumed dead.

From his Mother, Sisters and Brothers

737 Halifax Road, Eastwood, Todmorden

 

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Landale, ThomasRef L878
[1862-1919] Born in Manchester.

He was a fustian cutter [1891, 1901] / a cotton cord cutter [1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Sarah Jane Greenwood [1861-1???] in Salford, Lancashire.


Sarah Jane was born in Castle Street, Langfield
 

Children:

  1. Agnes [b 1883] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]
  2. Ellen [b 1885] who was a cotton twiner [1901]
  3. Robert [b 1888] who was a picker maker for cotton mill  looms [1901], a produce merchant warehouseman [1911]
  4. Ada [b 1890] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  5. Thomas [b 1891] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911], a  store keeper for Dan Crabtree & Son at Eastwood Dyeworks [1921]
  6. John [b 1893] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  7. Mary Hannah [b 1895] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  8. Emily [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911], a weaver  for Jack Eccles at Salford Manufacturing, Salford, Todmorden  [1921]
  9. Eva Annie [b 1898] who was a doffer in cotton mill [1911]
  10. Wilfred [b 1900] who was a machine cutter for Moss Brothers at
  11. Ethel [b 1901] who was a weaver for John Nelson & Sons  at Millstead Mills, Todmorden [1921]

The family lived at

  • Co-Op Buildings Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • Spa Hole, Blackshaw, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 737 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1911, 1921]

Thomas died in Todmorden [Q1 1919] (aged 56) 

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LandimerRef L1260

Landimer, NorthowramRef L349
A name used in old documents for Landmere Syke

LandimereRef L1262

Landimere, ShelfRef L503
Aka Landemere. Early tenants of the property included the Saltonstall family. A later house was built and occupied by Richard Best.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Rev Joseph Dawson and Rev William Northend

Landin, StricksonRef L1590
[1848-1926] Born in Wood Newton, Northamptonshire.

He moved to Ripponden and became a clerk to Parker Swinglehurst Holt.

He was Secretary of the Ripponden Conservative Club / a general clerk in a solicitor's office [1881] / a solicitor's clerk [1891, 1898, 1901, 1905] / a law clerk [1911].

On 2nd November 1876, he married Sarah Grace Otter [1849-1908] in Bolton.


Sarah Grace came from Beckingham, Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1877] who married [1917] Henry E. Gee in  Halifax
  2. Francis [1881] who died aged 4 weeks
  3. Henry Otter [1882-1952] who was an iron founder's moulder  [1901]
  4. William [b 1886] who was a blacksmith's apprentice  [1901], a paper maker [1911]
  5. Edith Evelyn [1892-1977] who married John Richardson Garside

They lived at

  • 5 Small Lees, Soyland [1881]
  • May Field, Ripponden [1891]
  • 9 Elland Road, Soyland [1901]
  • 7 Elland Road, Ripponden [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was their niece Hilda Mary Sissons [aged 9] from Gainsborough.

Sarah Grace died 11th November 1908 (aged 59).

Living with the widowed Strickson [in 1911] was a visitor (son William's sister-in-law) Catherine E. Markham [b  1866] from Gainsborough.

Strickson was staying with his daughter Edith Evelyn and son-in-law John R. Garside at 16 Cedar Street, Halifax when he died [27th August 1926] (aged 78).

An obituary described him as

one of the best known men in his day in the Ripponden area

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

See Mary Bottomley and Ellen Holroyde

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Landless, Abraham CleggRef L888
[1869-1941] Son of Margaret [1839-1???] & John Landless [1835-1???], colliery manager.

Born in Brierfield, Lancashire.

He was a bank clerk [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1898, he married Helen East [1873-19??] in Burnley.


Helen was born in Burnley
 

Child: John McGregor

They lived at

  • 77 Thursby Street, Burnley [1901]
  • Thorn Place, Todmorden [1911]

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Landless, John McGregorRef L885
[1899-1991] Son of Abraham Clegg Landless.

Born in Burnley [8th August 1899].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1926, he married (1) Grace Ellen Grocock [1899-1980] in Burnley.

Grace died 10th January 1980.

In [Q2] 1982, he married (2) Patricia Landless [1907-1982] in Blackpool.

They lived at Kilchurn, 99 Knowle Avenue, Blackpool [1982, 1991].

Patricia died 21st December 1982.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £25,000.

John McGregor died 8th March 1991.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £115,000. He & his wives were buried at Lytham Park Cemetery & Crematorium [Grave Ref: H115C]

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Landlords of local pubsRef L1668

LandmereRef L1259
This word has several spellings, including
Landimer
Landmere
Landimere
Landemere

for places in and around Shelf and Northowram

Landon House, HalifaxRef L696
4 Ferguson Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Lands Farm, RastrickRef L1348
Recorded in 1910

Lands Head, NorthowramRef L180
Built around 1580. Owners and tenants have included

It was the White Horse pub until 1913. It is now a private house.

See Landshead, Northowram and Marsh Hall, Northowram

Lands House, RastrickRef L133
New Hey Road.

The French Château design is similar to that of Park Methodist Chapel, Brighouse, suggesting that Rogerson may have designed the house.

The was the home of William Smith.

On 22nd December 1894, the roof was hit by a storm and damaged Mr Smith's billiard table.

In 1905, General William Booth stayed with the family.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now a residential home

Lands Reservoir, RastrickRef L668
Dewsbury Road. Underground reservoir. Started in 1956. It had a capacity of 750,000 gallons and replaced the earlier Lands Reservoir

Lands Reservoir, RastrickRef L687
Dewsbury Road. Underground reservoir. Started in 18??. It had a capacity of 260,000 gallons. It was superseded by the new Lands Reservoir

Landseer, Sir Edwin HenryRef L1531
[1802-1873] English painter known for his paintings of animals, and his sculptures of the lions in Trafalgar Square, London.

He was a member of the exclusive group, known as The Bolton Bachelors, and travelled through Halifax and Haworth to Keighley & Bolton Hall almost every autumn until mid 1840s.

He praised the sculpture of a life-size group of bloodhounds by Joseph Bentley Leyland.

Like Leyland, he studied under Benjamin Haydon.

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LandsheadRef L71
Former name of Marsh Hall, Northowram.

See Lands Head, Northowram

Lane Ends Farm, NorlandRef L198
House dated 1628 of hall-and-cross-wing design.

A dripmould bears the initials EW.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now 3 dwellings

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Lane Ends, HipperholmeRef L101
Lane Ends Green.

The house was cased in stone in 1650.

Owners and tenants have included

The fine plasterwork was lost when the building was improved in 1934

Lane Farm, StansfieldRef L1421
Cross Stone Road

Lane Head Bar, BrighouseRef L290
The toll bar at Lane Head on the Brighouse-Denholme Gate Turnpike served the junction of Waterloo Road and Halifax Road.

In 1840, the side gates and chairs at the toll gate were advertised to let by auction at the George, Brighouse.

It was incorporated into Lane Head Chapel, Brighouse in 1864, and – now a private house – still remains

Lane Head Bowling ClubRef L1650
Established in 1899. Alfred Hirst acquired a bowling green at Lane Head which was formally opened on 21st August 1899.

The green was 35½ yards square.

The club had a membership of 70 [1899]. Members included James Dyson

Lane Head, BrighouseRef L248
Area at the top of Brighouse Wood Lane – aka The Top of Brighouse.

See Brighouse Post Office, Brooke's Almshouses, Elland Feud, Lane Head Toll Booth, Brighouse, Sir Gillery Piggott and The Drake family of Ashday

Lane Head Church Cricket ClubRef L514
Founded on 24th June 1967 by members of Lane Head Methodist Church.

A detailed history of the club can be found in the book entitled Memory will play again

Lane Head Co-operative Store, BrighouseRef L1243
Charles Street. Branch #20 of the Brighouse District Industrial Society opened on Saturday, 4th June 1904

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Lane Head Farm, Causeway FootRef L392
Late 17th / early 18th century farmhouse

Lane Head Farm, OvendenRef L1539
Lane Head Lane.

Early 18th century farmhouse.

The Leeds Intelligencer [Tuesday 9th December 1777] announced


To be Lett to the beſt bidder. At Booth-Town School, near Halifax, on Monday the 29th day of December, precisely at Three o'clock in the Afternoon. A FARM CALLED LANE-HEAD ſituate in Ovenden, conſiſting of a meſſuage, one barn and other ſuitable outbuildings, and near eighteen days work of land, in the occupation of Thomas Longbottom and his undertenants
 

See Upper Lane Head Farm, Ovenden

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Lane Head Farm, RippondenRef L802
15/17 Lane Head Road. Aka Lane Head Hall. Farmhouse dated ERG 1727 for Elkanah Hoyle.

It is now 2 dwellings

Lane Head House, BrighouseRef L416
Originally the home of the Leppington family at Lane Head.

It became the Lane Head Hotel

Owners and tenants have included

Lane Head House, HeptonstallRef L589
Smithwell Lane. House dated 1735. Now 2 dwellings (Numbers 1 and 4) 

Lane Head House, OgdenRef L680
Owners and tenants have included

Lane Head, NorlandRef L597
Owners and tenants have included

Lane Head Post Office, BrighouseRef L1014
A wall post-box was moved to Lane Head from Rig-ma-down in the late 19th century. The Post Office opened in 18??. It closed in 200?.

See Brighouse Post Office

Lane Head Recreation Ground, BrighouseRef L316
See Brighouse Recreation Ground and Demonstration Parade

Lane Head, SoylandRef L377
17th-century yeoman clothier's house. The lintel is dated RF MF for Richard Firth [1627] and Michael Foxcroft [1692] or for Rachel and Michael Foxcroft

Lane House Bridge, LuddendenfootRef L516
A narrow, stone foot-bridge over Lud Brook. A wooden bridge is mentioned in 1768

Lane House, LuddendenRef L859
/ Midgley.

Owners and tenants have included

Lane, JohnRef L1290
[1???-15??] Landlord of the Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge [1534].

He married Unknown.

Child: John

Lane, JohnRef L1289
[15??-15??] Son of John Lane.

He married Agnes Walker

Lane, John J.Ref L865
[18??-1???]
Of Brighouse. He wrote several poems, some of which were circulated as leaflets. His Wayside Thoughts was a collection of around 50 poems which included Jessie's Last Request – a homely ballad for Band of Hope  recitation and Rags and Tatters

Lane, RichardRef L862
[1840-1912] Born in Colne.

He was a worsted power overlooker [1881] / a labourer [1891] / a grocer (own account) [1911].

In [Q2] 1875, he married Emma Tordoff in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of
Joshua Tordoff
 

Children:

  1. Mary G. [b 1876] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  2. Bertha [b 1878] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  3. Percy [b 1881]
  4. Ethel B. [b 1883]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 4 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • 1 Water Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 7 Water Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Manor Drive, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was Emma's widowed father.

Richard died in Halifax [Q1 1912] (aged 72) 

Lane, RobertRef L1188
[1826-1886] Born in Halifax.

He was a boot maker employing 1 man [1881].

In [Q2] 1848, he (possibly) married (1) Sarah Ann Blagborough [1827-1866] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edward [1861-1877]

Sarah Ann died 25th March 1866 (aged 1).

In [Q3] 1868, he married (2) Elizabeth Harrison [1831-1893] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florence Palmer [b 1870]
  2. Gertrude [1872-1873]

They lived at Pellon Lane, Halifax [1881].

Robert died 19th December 1886 (aged 60).

Elizabeth died 22nd December 1893 (aged 62).

He, his wives & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2205]

Lane Top Farm, TodmordenRef L1553
Crossley New Road. House dated 1672. It was (possibly) rebuilt in the early 18th century

LanebottomRef L172
Area of Todmorden

Lanebottom Bridge, WalsdenRef L305
Bottomley Road. Bridge #38 over the Rochdale Canal

Lanebottom, WalsdenRef L24
Area of Todmorden

Lanehouse Nursery Gardens, LuddendenfootRef L1147
In 1906, the Gardens advertised
tea and refreshments supplied for large or small parties ... good stabling ... a dark room

The proprietor was G. Bloomer

LanesideRef L171
Area of Todmorden

Laneside House, TodmordenRef L448
Rochdale Road.

In 1783, Joshua Fielden built the house and set up a cotton spinning business here and at Millbrook House, which stands next door.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Lang, DonRef L357
Stage name of Gordon Langhorn

Lang, HenryRef L689
[1841-1884] Born in Ireland.

He was a railway agent [1871] / a fareman on railway [1881].

He married Mary [1839-1???].


Mary was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1863] who was a plasterer's apprentice [1881]
  2. John [b 1865] who was a painter's apprentice [1881]
  3. Francis [b 1868] who was a worsted doffer [1881]
  4. Henry
  5. Mary A. [b 1873] who was a flax reeler [1891]
  6. Richard [b 1875] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a gas  works labourer [1901]
  7. Sarah A. [b 1878] who was a flax reeler [1901]
  8. Catherine / Kate [b 1880] who was a worsted  spinner [1891], a flax reeler [1901]
  9. Ellen [b 1884] who was a jute winder [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 41 Bank Side, Southowram [1871]
  • 53 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1881]
  • Southowram Bank, Halifax [1891]
  • 53 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed mother (?) Catherine McDonald [b 1814].

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother (?) Catherine McDonald [b 1814] & niece Mary E. McDonald [b 1873] (setter winder) 

Henry died in Halifax [Q1 1884] (aged 43) 

Lang, HenryRef L681
[1870-1950] Son of Henry Lang.

Born in Halifax [12th June 1870].

He was a worsted doffer [1881] / a colour mixer [1891] / a labourer in carpet works [1901] / a brewery labourer [1939].

He married Agnes [1867-1951].


Agnes was born in Ireland [16th November 1867]
 

They lived at

  • 53 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 36 All Souls' Road, Halifax [1939]
  • 16 All Souls' Road, Halifax [1951]

Henry died 15th September 1950 (aged 80).

Agnes died 24th August 1951 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2371] with Mary McDonald

Lang, William ArthurRef L1617
[1919-2006] Aka Willie or Bill.

Born in County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a self-trained musician / a child prodigy with the Bradford Band / an apprentice builder and stone mason.

He became a member of the Norland Band, assistant principal cornet player in the Black Dike Mills Brass Band [at the age of 16], a member of the Hallé Orchestra, a member of the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, with the West Riding Orchestra, and a member and lead trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra.

He played on the Beatles recording of Hey Jude [1968].

With the LSO, he performed in the theme to Star Wars [1977] and Superman: The Movie [1978].

During World War II, he served as a tank commander in Italy and North Africa. He was injured in friendly fire.

When he retired from performing, he became music master at Eton College.

He died in Harrogate [14th December 2006]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Russell Atkinson

The Langdale Family of EllandRef L1164
On the marriage of Marmaduke Langdale and Frances Brooksbank, much property in Elland was included as a dowry.

Several streets in Elland were named after members of the family

Langdale, ElizabethRef L131
[1598-1654] Daughter of Peter Langdale of Beverley.

She married Abraham Sunderland.

Her brother, Sir Marmaduke Langdale [1622-1698], was a Royalist general during the Civil War

Langdale House, EllandRef L809
Mildred Crossley lived here

Langdale, JamesRef L1128
[1764-1831] Son of Thomas Langdale.

He married Catherine Fagan [1792-1861].

Children:

  1. Frances [1813-1888]
  2. James Marmaduke
  3. Catherine
  4. Eliza Ellen
  5. Dorothy
  6. Thomas

They lived at Lavender Hill, Surrey.

James died at Versailles [19th March 1831]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Peter Langdale

Langdale, James FrancisRef L222
[1867-1888] Son of James Marmaduke Langdale.

He lived at

  • St Quay Portrieux, Côtes du Nord, France [where he died  1888]

He died 3rd September 1888.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,817 7/-.

Administration was granted to his sister Frances Henrietta Mary

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Langdale, James MarmadukeRef L139
[1820-1888] Son of James Langdale.

Born in Surrey [18th November 1820].

On 3rd November 1864, he married Hélène Grace Eleonore Victoire Michelet [1837-1893] at the British Embassy in France, and afterwards at the Church of the Madeleine.


His wife was born in Danzig, the youngest daughter of the late Edward Charles Michelet, Captain in the Brunswick Hussars
 

Children:

  1. Marmaduke
  2. James Francis
  3. Mary [1868-1871]
  4. Dorothy [1869-1887]
  5. Frances [1870-1937] who never married
  6. Mary Caroline [1872-1942]
  7. Thomas [1874-1948]

The children were born in France.

He had homes in 11 Charlwood Place, Churton Street, Pimlico, London, Northgate, Elland, and France

Property in Elland owned by his uncle Marmaduke Langdale & his wife Frances passed to James Marmaduke's father, in the 1820s, and then to James Marmaduke. This may have had something to do with the failure of Marmaduke's business in London and debts owing to James Marmaduke, who in 1827 left England with his family for Versailles in France.

It appears that the Elland property became the family's major asset and over the course of the century was sold off in small lots, so that by the end of the century the Langdale's had no connection with Elland.

Many houses were built in the town and some of the streets were named after members of the Langdale family, such as

The major part of this building was in the period 1869-1880.

Typically, he built the houses in small blocks of 2 or 4 – so that they would be affordable. This can still be seen in the pattern of housing in the streets.

James Marmaduke died 27th January 1888.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £287 8/4d.

The will was proved by his widow (living at 6 Rue Garat St Jean de Luz, Basses Pyrénées, France) 

His wife died in France in 1893

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Peter Langdale

Langdale, MarmadukeRef L1116
[1750-1827] Son of Thomas Langdale.

He married Frances Brooksbank [1749-1822].

Property in Elland was included as a dowry.

They had no children.

They lived at The Firs, Mitcham, Surrey.

In the 1820s, their property in Elland passed to his younger brother James, and then to his nephew James Marmaduke Langdale.

This may have had something to do with the failure of Marmaduke's business in London and debts owing to James, who in 1827 left England with his family for Versailles in France. It appears that the Elland property became the family's major asset and over the course of the century was sold off in small lots, so that by the end of the century the Langdale's had no connection with Elland.

The Cartledge family bought land in Elland from the Langdale family.

Marmaduke died in 1827

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham, Peter Langdale & David Nortcliffe

Langdale, MarmadukeRef L161
[1865-1924] Son of James Marmaduke Langdale

He was a publisher's assistant [1911] / an actor with the stage name Marmie.

He was living in a lodging House in London [1911]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Langdale, ThomasRef L1111
[1714-1790] A distiller in London.

His distillery was in Holborn, and was destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots of 1780.

Thomas features as a character in Charles Dickens's 1841 novel Barnaby Rudge.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Marmaduke
  2. James

This & associated entries use material contributed by Peter Langdale

Langdon, MrsRef L1135
[18??-18??]
She ran a
school at Ovenden [around 1845]

Langfelder, Dr GustaRef L902
[1905-1970] MD.

Born 5th February 1905.

She qualified in Prague [1931].

In 1939, she was listed as a divorced, pupil midwife at Halifax General Hospital, Salterhebble. She was still there in 1942.

Gusta died in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire [Q4 1970] (aged 65) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mark Harrey

LangfieldRef L18
Area of Calderdale around Hebden Bridge.

See Parish statistics, St Paul's Church, Cross Stone, Sowerby Division and Todmorden & Lancashire

Langfield CommonRef L19
Moorland at Langfield above Todmorden.

On mediæval maps, the area is known as Mankinholes Moor.

Stoodley Pike stands on Langfield Common

Langfield House, TodmordenRef L209
Owners and tenants have included

Langfield, Manor ofRef L712
In Domesday Book, this was one of the 9 berewicks belonging to the Manor of Wakefield.

It was given to the Earls of Warren. It became a part of the estate of Sir Stephen Hamerton of Hamerton. When he was executed, the land passed to the crown. It was subsequently owned by the Savile family

Langfield Overseers of the PoorRef L542
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Langfield

See James Fielding

Langfield Surveyor of the HighwaysRef L4510
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Langfield included:

Langfield Ward, TodmordenRef L324
One of the Electoral Wards of Todmorden. Recorded in 1905

Langfield, William deRef L523
[12??-12??] William the Clerk de Langfield is recorded at Heptonstall [1250]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ollie Robertshaw

Langfield WorkhouseRef L126
A workhouse was built at Croft Carr Green in 1786

Langford, FrankRef L737
[1892-1916] Aka Francis.

Son of Thomas Langford.

He was a member of St John's Mission Church & School / a member of Heptonstall Red Star AFC / a mechanic [1911] / employed by Ormerod Brothers.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 17th September 1916.

The Halifax Courier [21st October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref III K 1].

His brothers 1, Frank & James also died in the War

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Langford, JamesRef L818
[1892-1917]
Son of
Thomas Langford.

He was a presser fustian clothing [1911].

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

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7].

His brothers 2, Frank & James also died in the War,

Langford, ThomasRef L736
[1863-19??] Born in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire.

He was a navvy (railway works) [1901] / a mason's labourer [1911]

In [Q4] 1885, he married Mary Ann Bellamy [1862-19??] in Peterborough.


Mary Ann was born in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1890] who was a weaver cotton [1911]
  2. Francis / Frank
  3. James
  4. Tom [b 1896] who was a clothier's errand boy [1911] and  was wounded in World War I [1916]
  5. Charles / Charlie [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 1 Rawstron Street, Whitworth, Rochdale [1901]
  • 4 Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Sons Frank & James died in World War I, and Tom served in the War

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Langham, Rev Edgar NormanRef L59
[1858-1940]
MA.

Born in Leicester.

He was science master at Ripon Grammar School [1886]. before becoming Headmaster at Rastrick Grammar School [1891-1923].

On 25th July 1888, he married Kate Isabel Severs at Ripon.


Kate Isabel was the only daughter of John Severs of Ripon
 

Children:

  1. Cyril Norman [20th January 1890-1974]

Rev Langham died at Eastbourne [Q2 1940]

Langhorn, GeorgeRef L1647
[18??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1905]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Langhorn, GordonRef L158
[1925-1992] Born in Halifax [19th January 1925].

Musician, music publisher, composer, trombonist. He played in the trombone section of the Vic Lewis dance band, with whom he made his first recordings. He first appeared on record as a singer when he was a member of a band led by Ken Mackintosh. He adopted his stage name, Don Lang, when he went solo in the mid-1950s. He first recorded for Decca. In 1955, he moved to HMV. He reached the Top 20 in England with a recording of Cloudburst.

His group – Don Lang and his Frantic Five – were resident musicians on BBC TV's Six-Five Special in the 1950s, and he wrote and sang the show's signature tune, Over the points.

The group had hits with cover versions of several US songs, including Chuck Berry's School Day [1957] and Johnny Horton's Sink The Bismarck [1960].

His best known song – Witch Doctor – reached Number 5 in the pop music charts.

Other recordings by the Frantic Five included Hand jive, Ramshackle daddy, Red planet rock, Rock around the cookhouse, Rock rock rock, See you Friday, and They call him Cliff.

In the 1950s, he made many appearances on ABC TV's Oh Boy!.

With Ken Mackintosh and Brian Fahey, he composed the popular The Creep.

He died in London after a long illness with cancer.

His son, Brad Lang, was bassist with the groups ABC, Jade Warrior, Wham, and Wishbone Ash

Langhorn, ThomasRef L932
[1892-1918] Or Langhorne.

He was a postman.

He lived at 16 Victoria Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Corporal with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded [3rd May 1917] and returned to his unit.

He was killed at Bullecourt [15th April 1918] (aged 26).

He was buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Heburterne, France [Grave Ref V J 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

The Langhton, OvendenRef L1534
A messuage in Ovenden. It was recorded in

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jackie Wilkinson

Langlea House, HipperholmeRef L797

Langley, AbrahamRef L800
[16??-1???] In 1681, he bought Fold Farm, Illingworth from Phebe Illingworth

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anthony Buckless

Langley, AbrahamRef L581
[1653-1705] Of Priestley Green.

Son of Richard Langley.

On 25th September 1678, he married the daughter [16??-1682] of Joshua Whitley.

Children:

  1. John [1679] who died in infancy
  2. an infant [d 1682]

Heywood writes that


On 26th September 1678 [the day after his marriage], he set out on his journey towards Norwich. The day after that in Lincoln heath, he was set upon by thieves; they robbed him, took his horse worth £10, they cut off his silver buttons, took 15/- of money, he had £3 in a privy pocket which they found not; they left him a pitiful horse not worth anything, beat him though he is no worse, blessed by god
 

Abraham and his wife did not tell Joshua Whitley, the bride's father, of their marriage, When he found out, Whitley, resolved to drink as much as he could. Heywood writes that


[Whitley] was scarce ever at home and sober; it is judged a wonder that his body is able to abide it
 

Abraham died 11th March 1705.

His considerable estate was left to his brother Edward

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Langley, AbrahamRef L710
[1686-17??] Son of Edward Langley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1715-1778] who died unmarried
  2. William [b 1717]

Langley, AbrahamRef L2540
[1869-1910]
He was a silk dresser [1902] / landlord of the
White Horse, Rastrick [1910].

On 19th May 1902, he married Maria [1859-19??].


Maria [née Quarmby] was the widow of Alfred Charity whom she had married in Halifax in 1884
 

Abraham died on 23rd April 1910.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £114 11/-

Langley, EdwardRef L356
[1651-1708] Son of Richard Langley.

In 1679, he married Mary Ellis.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1679-1680]
  2. Sarah [1680-168?]
  3. Ann [b 1682]
  4. Mary [b 1683]
  5. Sarah [b 1684]
  6. Abraham
  7. Richard [b 1687]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1689]
  9. Judith [b 1693]
  10. Stephen

He inherited the estate of his brother, Abraham In 1691, Mary inherited Langley Hall, Hipperholme from her father, Stephen. They extended and improved the building. It was at this time that it became known as Langley Hall

Langley, FrederickRef L17
[1880-1942] Of Ripponden.

He married Amelia [1882-1966].

Child: John Frederick

Frederick died 8th March 1942 (aged 62) 

Amelia died 29th June 1966 (aged 84) 

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Langley Hall, HipperholmeRef L181
Aka Langley Farm, Langley House.

A house on the site was owned by the Saltonstall family.

It was the manor house for the Manor of Hipperholme. The court leet for the Manor of Brighouse was held here.

In 1602, the house was leased to John Northend who bought it in 1611 when Sir Samuel Saltonstall moved to live in Hull.

In 1655, the house was bought by Stephen Ellis who passed it on to his daughter, Mary.

In 1691, Mary inherited the house. She and her husband, Edward Langley, improved the house and extended it to more than twice its size. It was at this time that the property became known as Langley Hall Their initials were carved over the new front door E L M 1692.

During the 19th century, the house belonged to William Walker and was divided into separate dwellings.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

There was some work by Harry Percy Jackson: carved panelling to head height incorporating botanical details and masonic symbols, door-frames with fluted pilasters topped by protruding capitals, and doors with decorated centre panels. In 1919, the woodwork was acquired by the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. Some sources say that the woodwork came from Walterclough Hall, Southowram.

The house was demolished in 1943. The doorway dated 1692 from the demolished house was re-used at Coley Hall.

This is discussed in the books In & About Our Old Homes, Our Home & Country and The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

See Joseph Wright

Langley, John FrederickRef L910
[1920-1943]
Son of
Frederick Langley of Ripponden.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 428 (R. C. A. F.) Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 30th May 1943 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 156], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on his parents' grave at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Langley, RichardRef L709
[16??-1683] From a wealthy family of Priestley Green.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ann [1643-1688] who married Abraham Walker
  2. Edward
  3. Abraham
  4. Richard [1656-1668]
  5. Jeremiah [16??-1655]
  6. Joshua [1658-1662]
  7. John [16??-1670]

See Samuel Guest

Langley, StephenRef L711
[1694-1721]
Gent, of Brighouse.

Son of Edward Langley

Langman, GideonRef L1241
[1845-1908] Son of Ruth [1810-18??] & Peter Langman [1807-18??], farmer.

Born in Chatteris / North Witchford, Cambridgeshire.

He was a cabinet maker (boarding at 7 Yard, Saville Road, Halifax) [1871] / a cabinet maker [1881] / a cabinet maker & furniture dealer [1891, 1901].

In [Q3] 1872, he married Sarah Garforth in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Thomas Garforth.

She was a shop keeper [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Thomas Garforth [1873-1874] who was buried with his  Garforth grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2262]
  2. Henrietta [b 1876]
  3. Herbert [b 1883] who was an architect's pupil [1901]

They lived at

  • 117 William Street, North Meols, Ormskirk [1881]
  • Shakespeare Street, North Meols, Ormskirk [1891, 1901]

Gideon died in Ormskirk [Q4 1908] (aged 63).

Sarah died in Orsmkirk [Q3 1934] (aged 87) 

Langthorne, John W.Ref L746
[1900-19??] Born in Todmorden [27th August 1900].

He was a farmer, waller, mason [1939].

Around 1930, he married Fanny [1907-19??].


Fanny was born 20th October 1907
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 9th October 1930]

They lived at Roundfield Farm, Todmorden [1939]

Langton, Frederick C. R.Ref L1231
[18??-18??]
He lived at
Crowtrees, Rastrick [1857].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son [b 1857]
  2. son [b 1860]

Langwood, BrighouseRef L1608
Laverock Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Lanks: Bob o' LanksRef L1175
[1???-1???] At an unknown date, he was a well-known figure in Southowram.

He went missing and was found dead in a quarry

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Lapage, SamuelRef L456
[1764-1815]

He married Elizabeth Mirfield.

Children:

  1. Mary [1788-1872] who married James Edward Norris
  2. Jane [1797-1862] who married Charles Norris

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lapish, JohnRef L490
[1???-19??]
During World War II, he served with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Large familiesRef L1232
Several people are recorded as having unusually large numbers of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Foldout lists some of these

Large, John PhilipRef L679
[1880-1942] Son of Charlotte Jane (née Thwaites) [1843-1926] & John Large [1842-1912]. Charlotte Jane was daughter of May and Thomas Thwaites, shipbuilders of Shoreham.

He had business connections with John Radcliffe Rawnsley.

On 30th April 1919, he married Rawnsley's daughter, Dora.

Children:

  1. Gerald Philip [b 1921]
  2. Thomas Derek [b 1924] who went to live in British  Columbia, Canada
  3. Mary Monica [b 1925] who went to live in Toronto, Canada

On their marriage, Rawnsley bought Briarfield, Shibden for the couple.

In 1929, they moved to live in Surrey

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Lark Hall, MidgleyRef L927
Aka Laverick, Lavrock, Layrock.

Recorded in 1841 & 1871, when Jonathan Holgate and family were here

See Laverock

Lark Singing AssociationsRef L1099
They held competitions to determine which member's lark was the best singer. Several such societies were established in the 19th century, and some local examples were Brighouse Lark Singing Association and Halifax Lark Singing Association

The Halifax Guardian [Saturday 22nd June 1889] reported


Queensbury

A lark singing contest took place at the Grand View Hotel, Halifax when Lambert's Little John was awarded first prize by singing 7 minutes round, 9 time, and Harry Haggis was awarded second prize by singing 5 rounds, 9 time.

Both birds are from Ambler Thorn

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

LarkfieldRef L104
Area of Brighouse near St Martin's Parish Church. Recorded on maps produced in 1854

Larkfield, BrighouseRef L21
Church Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Larkfield, BrighouseRef L431
Sunnybank Road. House built in 18??.

It was used as a school [?]. It was the home of the Leach family [?]. Demolished in 19??

This & associated entries use material contributed by Kathryn Rhoades

Larkfield Colour GroupRef L437
Church Lane, Brighouse. Subsidiary of Leach's A. H. Leach & Company. Established in 19??. In 2002, the company went into liquidation. 24 houses have been built on the site

Larkin, MartinRef L936
[1861-191?] Born in Ireland.

He married Catherine Myers [1872-1938].


Catherine was born in West Derby, Liverpool
 

Child: Patrick

They lived at 20 Bostock Street, Liverpool [1901].

Martin died in West Derby, Liverpool.

Catherine died in Halifax

Larkin, PatrickRef L81
[1898-1918] Son of Martin Larkin.

Born in West Derby, Liverpool [15th August 1898].

He was an inmate in St Thomas's Home Industrial School for Roman Catholic  Boys, Hesketh Street, Ashton on Ribble, Preston [1911] / a brick maker for Wilkinson's Clay Works.

He lived at 19 Copley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action (his body was never recovered) [17th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 35-37 & 162-162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church,

This & associated entries use material contributed by Phil Brown

Lassey ...Ref L263
The entries for people & families with the surname Lassey are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lassey & CompanyRef L1026
Mining company at Soil Hill [1869]

Lassey & RobertshawRef L207
Hay & corn dealers. Recorded around 1915, when they were (possibly) in Bradshaw

Lassey Hey, MidgleyRef L123

Lassey's: J. Lassey & SonRef L1011
Woolstaplers at 12 Bull Close Lane, Halifax.

The business was established around 1890 when J. Lassey and his son took over the business of J. E. H. Thwaite.

The Bull Close Lane premises – a 5-storey building – were the property of the Huntriss family

The Last Ceramic CaféRef L1636
Stainland Road, West Vale. Business at 6a Stainland Road, West Vale

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Latchford Cottage, TodmordenRef L1560
Broad Gate. Late 18th century house. Now 2 dwellings: Latchford Cottage and Wickenbury Cottage

Latchmore, Ernest ShillitoeRef L358
[1876-1944] Son of Joseph Latchmore.

Born in Leeds [11th December 1875].

He was a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers / a bank cashier in Leeds [1901] / manager of the Worksop branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank / a bank manager in Kendal [1911] / manager of the Halifax Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank  [1914-1936] / a retired bank manager [1939].

In 1904, he married Jane Alice Craig [1876-19??] at Bristo Place Congregational Church, Edinburgh; the ceremony was performed by the father of the bride.


Jane Alice Craig MD – Alice – was born in Glasgow [10th January 1876], the daughter of the Rev Robert Craig DD, of Buccleugh Place, Edinburgh.

She was house surgeon at the Victoria Hospital, Worksop [1904] / a medical officer for Halifax

 

Children:

  1. Arthur John Craig (Latchmore) [b 22nd March 1906] who was  a surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary [1939]
  2. Eliza Margaret [b 1908]

They lived at

  • The Brant, Kendal [1911]
  • Halifax [1914]
  • 63 The Drive, Leeds [1939]

Living with them [in 1911] was Ernest's widowed mother Eliza Latchmore.

Ernest died in Willerby, East Yorkshire in 1944 (aged 68).

The Halifax Evening Courier [13th May 1944] published an obituary


Mr Latchmore was a well known figure in social and charitable circles.

  • Treasurer of

  • Honorary Secretary of the Halifax Council of Social Welfare.
  • President of the Halifax University Extension Society.
  • A Member of

 

Alice died in Leeds [19th March 1953] (aged 77)  and was buried at Friends Burial Ground, New Adel Lane, Adel, Leeds [Row 10, grave 473] where Ernest's parents were interred.

The Yorkshire Evening Post [19th & 20th March 1953] published an obituary


Dr Alice Latchmore died at a Leeds nursing home, age 77.

She was in the first year of women students to be accepted at Edinburgh University.

In 1902, she was one of the first two women to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Edinburgh.

After practising in Kendal, and later for many years at Halifax, she became the first Medical Officer of the Halifax Maternity and Child Welfare Clinic which she founded

 

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Latchmore, JosephRef L537
[1837-1901] Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

He was a Manchester warehouseman [1871, 1881, 1891].

In 1868, he married Eliza Windsor [1837-1???] in Ulverston, Cumbria.


Eliza was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Thomas [b Leeds 1870] who was a boarding scholar  at Holly Bush, Victoria Park, Harrogate [1881]
  2. James Edward [b 1st September 1872; d 14th October 1872]  who was buried with his parents
  3. Mary Windsor [b 1874]
  4. Ernest Shillitoe

The family lived at

  • 13 Midland Road, Headingley, Leeds [1871]
  • Little Moor, Rawden, Wharfedale (lodgers with Miss Ann  Thompson [b 1830]) [1881]
  • 4 Ashwood Terrace, Headingley, Leeds [1891, 1901]
  • The Brant, Kendal (the widowed Eliza living with son  Ernest & family) [1911]

Joseph died in Leeds [Q1 1901] (aged 64)  and was buried at Friends Burial Ground, New Adel Lane, Adel, Leeds [Row 1, grave 31].

Eliza died in Halifax in 1916 (aged 79)  and was buried with her husband

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Latham, Rev AndrewRef L74
[1???-16??] Aka Lathom. Vicar of Coley [1638].

He eloped with Jane Boyle whom John Lum's son had planned to marry. The couple fled to York and Leeds where they married. Heywood says that


Lumme was in an exceeding range
 

and


could never abide Mr Latham after, but persecuted him violently
 

Latham fled again when the Royalists arrived in the district.

See Isaac Baume

Latham's: J. Latham & CompanyRef L1024
Iron founders at Lilleshall Foundry, Halifax. Partners included Jonah Latham

Latham, JennieRef L55
[19??-19??] Halifax Liberal Councillor for Warley Ward. With Miriam Lightowler were the first 2 women councillors

Latham, JohnRef L1165
[18??-1???] He was a solicitor.

In 1883, he married Harriet [1844-1902] in Bradford.


Harriet (née Midgley) was the widow of
William Henry Green.

She had children by her first marriage:

  1. Percy Stanley
  2. Isabel Jane [1875-1909] who married Jagger Turner
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1885] who was an ironmonger's errand boy [1901]
  2. Robert Hugh
  3. Louie Margaret [1887-1902]
  4. Richard

They lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was Maria McAvoy [b 1867] (governess).

Harriet died 13th July 1902 (aged 58).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 872]

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Latham, JonahRef L969
[18??-19??] Partner in J. Latham & Company [1905]

Latham, Old TownRef L500
A farmstead at Wadsworth

Latham, Richard James ScottRef L1166
[1888-1959] Son of John Latham.

Born 15th May 1888.

He was a grocer's assistant [1911] / a mineral water salesman [1939].

In 1914, he married Blanche Nora Swaine [1888-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Kenneth W. [b 7th October 1917] who was a millwright  [1939]
  2. Neville [1920-1937]
  3. Louie Margaret [1887-1892]

They lived at 2 Westbourne Terrace, Halifax [1959]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 872].

Richard James died in 1959 (aged 71) 

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Latham, Robert HughRef L1174
[1886-19??] Son of John Latham.

Born in Halifax.

He was a leather merchant's apprentice [1901] / a carrier of 11 Chester Street, Bolton [1911].

On 10th June 1911, he married Sarah Jordan [1888-19??] at St Matthew's Church, Bolton.


Sarah, a telephone operator of 16 Temple Road, Bolton, was the daughter of John Henry Jordan, mangler
 

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Latham, WilliamRef L1518
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

On 8th October 1839, he was feloniously assaulted by Samuel Holdsworth, George Ibbetson, and Charles Evans. They stole 10/- in silver, a key and other articles.

On 6th March 1840, they all pleaded Not guilty, but the jury returned a verdict of Guilty and all three men were transported for 15 years

Latham, WilliamRef L372
[18??-18??] Linen draper at Halifax.

In January 1841, he was declared bankrupt

Lathe, Richard deRef L596
[12??-13??] He was accused of incest with Joan de Heton, a nun at Kirklees Nunnery

Lathom, Alice deRef L644
[1290-1???] Of Lathom, Lancashire.

Daughter of Sir Robert de Lathom and Katherine de Knowsley.

She was the first wife of Sir John de Eland

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Latimer, Thomas TraceyRef L229
[1831-1881] Born in Exeter.

The Latimer family published newspapers in the West Country.

Partner in Phelps & Latimer.

He was the first editor [1853] of the Halifax Courier in collaboration with his brother-in-law Robert Phelps.

He became a foreign correspondent.

He died in Exeter

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Latin Mottoes & TextsRef L652
Foldout collects some of the Latin and other texts which can be found on memorials and inscriptions in the district

Laude-Marcq, FlorentRef L966
[18??-19??]
Director of the
Berlitz School of Languages, Halifax.

He lived at Portland House [1905]

LaundriesRef L1105

Laura Mitchell ClinicRef L355
Great Albion Street, Halifax. Opened by the Duchess of Kent on 23rd October 1968. Named for Mayor Laura Annie Mitchell.

See St James Parsonage, Halifax

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Laurel Bank, HolmfieldRef L363
Holdsworth Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Laurel Bank, LightcliffeRef L2810
Sutherland Road.

The property is recorded as having 9 rooms [1911].

Owners and tenants have included

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Laurel, StanRef L217
[1890-1965] Comic actor, born in Ulverston, Lancashire.

Best known as the thin half of the Laurel & Hardy comedy team.

In 1906 – more than 20 years before the pair worked together – he appeared at the Albert Theatre, Brighouse under his real name Arthur Stanley Jefferson.

In September 1909, he appeared in Alone in the World at Todmorden Hippodrome

Laurie, Rev Oscar SidneyRef L601
[1865-1924] MA, BNC.

Son of William Alexander Laurie.

Born in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland [23rd August 1865].

He was educated at Burntisland School, & Brasenose College Oxford / ordained deacon [1894] / curate of Dewsbury [1894] / ordained priest at Wakefield [1895] and served in Dundee before becoming Vicar of Brighouse [September 1901-1911].

He bought the land for St Chad's Church, Hove Edge. He was chaplain of Brighouse Scout troop – the Brighouse Laurie Command.

He lived at Brighouse vicarage.

Living with him [in 1911] were boarders Edward North Redfern, James Arthur Frederick Hybart, and John Ernest Gordon Leech.

He went on to become Rector of Poplar, east London, & vicar of Lyminster, Sussex.

On 30th May 1915, he married Isabel Marguerite Sykes [1882-1945] at All Saints, Poplar, London


Isabel Marguerite was born in Huddersfield
 

He died at Lyminster Vicarage, Sussex [14th April 1924] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,686 14/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow.

There is a memorial reredos for him in St Martin's Church, Brighouse

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Laurison, Francis JohnRef L937
[19??-19??]
He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

Laverack HallRef L1172
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated.

See Laverock Hall, Lightcliffe, Laverock Hall, Causeway Foot, Laverock Hall, Southowram, Laverock House, Brighouse, Laverock Hall Farm, Brighouse, and Laverock

Laverack House, HipperholmeRef L1239

Owners and tenants have included

See Laverock House, Brighouse

Laverock Hall Farm, BrighouseRef L1666
Laverock Hall Farm, Brighouse Laverock Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

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Laverock Hall, LightcliffeRef L85
Laverock Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

See Laverock

Laverock Hall, SouthowramRef L281
132-140, Pinnar Lane. Recorded on maps produced in 1854. It later became Highfield, then Highfield Cottages.

It is now 4 private dwellings.

See Laverock

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Laverock House, BrighouseRef L345
Smith House Lane.

Aka Laverack House, Hipperholme

Lavin, James W.Ref L474
[1???-194?]
Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

LavolioRef L838
Washing agent produced by C. Worsnop & Sons. It had instructions printed in 3 languages [1890]

Lavrock, MidgleyRef L867
Also recorded as Lark Hall.

House just to the south of Brownhill.

It appears on maps of 1849, but it has disappeared by the 1889 survey.

See Laverock

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Law ...Ref L39
The entries for people & families with the surname Law are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

LawRef L82
Area of Southowram.

Owners and tenants have included

Law'sRef L847
Baker & confectioner

Recorded in the 1940s, when they were at Crown Street, Halifax

Law & Crossley LimitedRef L1031
Wholesale grocers and provision dealers at Square Road, Halifax [1905].

In 1899, partners included Harry James Law, Charles Edward Law, and Herbert Harwood.

They supplied


Beacon tea & coffee
Beacon salt
Beacon ground rice
Beacon packet peas

See George Levi Horne and Job Leonard Naylor

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Law & GregsonRef L998
Reed makers at Todmorden [1905]. Partners included Abraham Gregson

Law & HudsonRef L50
Cotton spinners established by John Law, Eli Hudson, and John Marland at Ramsden Wood, Todmorden.

On 1st March 1843, Law and Hudson took over the running of the company.

Samuel Law was the last of the partners in Robert Law & Company to survive, He saw the mess the company was in after the deaths of his brothers and how the children and cousins were fighting each other, so tried to sell his share of the company to Law & Hudson before he died in order to protect his own children. Law and Hudson were unable to raise the money and the sale fell through

In November 1853, he was declared bankrupt

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Law Farm, SouthowramRef L1507
Recorded in December 1914, when an advertisement in a local paper announced

TO LET, LAW FARM, SOUTHOWRAM of the Waddington Estate, good milk farm, 31¾ acres, all grass, ample buildings. Apply: Chambers & Chambers, Brighouse

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Law's: Frank Law & CompanyRef L122
Clothier & outfitter established by Frank Law.

Recorded in 1939, when they were at 73 King Street, Huddersfield

See Holgate, Law & Company Limited

Law Hey Farm, WalsdenRef L99
Stood opposite Smithyholme Mill. Owners and tenants have included

Law Hill House, SouthowramRef L26
House built around 1778 by Jack Sharp after he had been ejected from Walterclough Hall.

It was later used as a warehouse, and was owned by Jeremiah Royds.

An interesting feature is a mounting block with a dog kennel underneath.

The stable block has been converted into cottages.

Owners and tenants have included

The Halifax Guardian [Saturday, 25th February 1843] advertised


Sale by Auction the house and Farm known as Law Hill in Southowram lately occupied by Miss Patchett.

The Household Furniture and Farming Stock, also 1,000 stones of excellent hay in mow and five good milch cows in calf

 

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

There is a Blue Plaque remembering Emily Brontë's time at Law Hill School

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Law House, Hebden BridgeRef L821

Owners and tenants have included

Law's: James & Simon Whipp LawRef L9870
Warp sizers at Todmorden.

Partners included James Law and Simon Whipp Law.

Recorded in 1873, when the business went into liquidation

Law's: John Law & SonsRef L1055
Woollen manufacturers established by John Law.

In November 1862, they gave a number of bales of woollen cloth to the relief fund for those affected by the cotton famine.

They were at Brigg Royd Mill, West Vale [1905, 1921]

Law's: Robert Law & CompanyRef L9800
Established by Robert Law with his brothers Samuel and Thomas.

They were manufacturers at Ramsden Wood Mill, Walsden [1824, 1837].

The Company owned 10 cottages at Ramsden Wood and 4 cottages at Smales, as well as the Mill and appurtenances at Ramsden.

Samuel Law was the last of the partners to survive. He saw the mess which the company was in after the deaths of his brothers and how the children and cousins were fighting each other, so he tried to sell his share of the company to Law & Hudson before he died in order to protect his own children. The sale fell through.

John Travis records that


The several cousins certainly had the money and the ability to continue the work of their fathers but there were too many misunderstandings and efforts to out-do one another, and the cousins began to lose the position their fathers had fought for and won. The young Laws resorted to the law and the matter was followed with such virulence that the whole concern was swallowed up
 

See John Law

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Lawe, RichardRef L1496
[15??-16??]
Recorded in 1608 at
Houghshawe

Lawer, HarryRef L320
[1891-1918] MM.

Son of John Lawer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cord finisher [1911] / a railway platelayer. During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [February 1915] and served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He was sent to France [November 1915].

The Todmorden & District News [11th January 1918] reported


Sergeant H. Lawer, Coldstream Guards, of Woodbottom, Eastwood, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in France
 

The following week's Edition [18th January 1918] published his photograph.

He was killed in action [27th September 1918].

The Todmorden & District News [11th October 1918] reported his death


Sergeant Harry Lawer, Coldstream Guards, killed in action on the morning of the 27th, aged 26.

He won the Military Medal several months ago and has had a bar added to it.

His brother, Sergeant Willie Lawer is serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers

 

He was buried at Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, France: [Grave Ref II C 5].

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Lawer, JohnRef L817
[1863-1933] Son of John Lawer.

Born in Penzance.

He was a wood yard labourer [1885] / a carter [1891] / a carter for fustian dyeworks [1901] / a labourer in wood yard [1911] / a labourer for Halstead Brothers at Eastwood [1921].

On 4th April 1885, he married Sarah Jane Sutcliffe [1866-1947] at Halifax Parish Church.


John Lawer, a carter of Mill Wood, Stansfield, son of John Lawer, gun powder maker, married Sarah Jane Sutcliffe, of Castle Street, Stansfield, daughter of Henry Sutcliffe, clogger
 


Sarah Jane was born in Rosslare, Ireland.

She was a cotton carder [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1888] who married John Wilfred Greenwood
  2. Harry
  3. Rose [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Willie [1895-1934] who was a calico shearer [1911],  serving as a Sergeant with the Lancashire Fusiliers [1918]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 97 Halifax Road, Stansfield [1891]
  • Jumble Hole, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • Dean Bottom Farm, Eastwood, Todmorden [1911]
  • 16 Duke Street, Eastwood, Todmorden [1921]

The Todmorden & District News [13th March 1914] reported


John Lawer, labourer of Eastwood was charged with using threats to his wife, Sarah J. Lawer.

The prosecutor said that on Saturday February 28th, the defendant, who had been away from the district, went to the house of his wife, who was living with her two sons at Burnt Acres Wood Bottom, Eastwood.

He told his wife:

I have got you now. I have caught you by yourself this time. I long to strangle you, and I will kill you within a month if you don't come back to me. I would do it now, if I had a chopper with me

The prosecutor said that he was a very violent man and his wife and sons did not wish to have anything further to do with him.

The following day he returned to the house and struck his wife a violent blow which the youngest son intercepted. He then hit his son several times. Mrs Lawer eventually found refuge in a neighbour's house.

Mrs Lawer and her sons had left Mr Lawer in early December 1913.

One of the sons, Willie Lawer, then gave evidence.

The bench bound the defendant over for twelve months in the sum of £10 and ordered him to pay costs

 

John died in Todmorden [Q1 1933] (aged 70).

Sarah died in Staincliffe, Yorkshire [Q1 1947] (aged 81) 

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Lawer, WilliamRef L949
[18??-19??] Reed maker at Law Street Works, Cornholme [1905]

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Lawler, ThomasRef L238
[19??-] He was Mayor of Calderdale [1985-1986] He was made a Freeman of the Borough of Calderdale in 2011

Lawlor, Albert EdwardRef L864
[1908-1984] Landlord of the West Bottom Tavern, Norland [1934-1936]

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Lawlor, JamesRef L938
[1888-1917] Recorded as Lawler [1911].

Son of Patrick Lawlor.

Born in Clonmel, Ireland.

He was a labourer at worsted mill [1911] / employed by Frederick Smith & Company at the Caledonia Wire Mills.

In [Q2] 1911, he married Maud Mackinder [1887-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Maud, of Cross Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Edmund Mackinder.

Her brother C. Mackinder, is recorded at 74 Prospect Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire [1917]

 

They lived at 9 Grey Street, Haley Hill [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax in the first week of the War [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds to his right shoulder, spine & foot in King George's Hospital, London [13th December 1917] (aged 29).

The Halifax Courier [22nd December 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey [Grave Ref XII D 17A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

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Lawlor, PatrickRef L940
[18??-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

Lawlor, PatrickRef L844
[1866-1???] Recorded as Lawler [1911].

Born in Dublin, Ireland.

He was a mason's labourer [1901, 1911].

He married Mary Ann [1870-19??].


Mary Ann was born in Clonmel, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. (adopted daughter) Mary [b 1896] who was a rover [1911]

They lived at

  • Anchor Lane, Main Street, Lancaster [1901]
  • 1 Oxford Street, Halifax [1911]

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Lawlor, WilliamRef L1638
[1844-1902]
Or Lawler.

An Irishman.

He was landlord of the Sun Dial, Brighouse [1882].

During the Irish riots of 1882, there were disturbances at the inn when the mob believed that the Fenians held their secret meetings. The pub was damaged and Lawlor and his family hid from the mob, barricading themselves in the cellar for 3 days

Lawrence, EricRef L942
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Lawrence, Rev Eric AdamsRef L617
[18??-19??]
He trained at Spring Hill College and served at Birmingham before becoming Minister at
Square Congregational Church [1883-1905].

In 1905, he moved to St Anne's, Lancashire.

See Edward Crossley

Lawrence, Ernest WilliamRef L814
[1879-1958] Born in Leeds

He was landlord of the Old King Cross, King Cross [1930-1931] / landlord of the Shakespeare Hotel, Horton Street [1931-1936] / landlord of the Junction Hotel, Bradford [1936-1944].

In 1909, he married Jessie Barnes [1886-1945] at St Jude's Church, Halifax.


Jessie was born in Halifax
 

Child: George

Jessie died in Shipley in 1945.

Ernest William died in Halifax in 1958.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Lawrence, Francis CliffordRef L1423
[1901-1993] MBIE.

Son of John Lawrence.

In 1960, he and son Gordon R. Lawrence were proprietors of the family business – J. Lawrence & Son

In 1927, he married Edna Alexandra Smethurst [1902-1963] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joan M [b 1929]
  2. Gordon R.

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The Lawrence Funeral Service, HalifaxRef L1263
Green Hayes, Bell Hall

Lawrence, GeorgeRef L552
[1788-1859]
He was a tutor at
Heath Grammar School. He left to go to the Independent College at Idle, and then to become Principal at Clitheroe House Academy, East Keswick, near Leeds

Lawrence, GeorgeRef L944
[1912-1944] Son of Ernest William Lawrence.

Born in Halifax [9th December 1913].

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a member of the Halifax Light Opera group / employed in the Halifax Education Offices.

He lived at the Junction Hotel, Leeds Road, Bradford.

During World War II, and he served as a Lieutenant with 57 Lt A. A. Regt. Royal Artillery.

He died in Italy [31st March 1944] (aged 30).

He was buried at Naples War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II I 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers'

Lawrence, Gordon R.Ref L1422
[1935-19??] MBIE.

Son of Francis Clifford Lawrence

In 1960, he and his father were proprietors of J. Lawrence & Son

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Lawrence's: J. Lawrence & SonRef L1271
House furnishers and funeral services at 67-69 St James's Road, Halifax [1900, 1939].

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced


J. Lawrence & Sons
Established 45 years
Bedroom suites, Sideboards, etc
67 & 69 St James's Road, Halifax
Telephone day and night: 2819

In 1960, they were at 67-69 St James's Road, Halifax,
Turner Chapel of Rest, Bell Hall, and The Funeral Home, Halifax.

His son Francis Clifford Lawrence and grandson Gordon R. Lawrence took over the business

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Lawrence, JamesRef L336
[1896-1915] Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

He was raised by his grandparents Eliza and Henry Johnson of Todmorden.

He was a fustian dresser at fustian dye works [1901, 1911] / employed by Dan Crabtree & Sons.

During World War I, he joined up [July 1914], a month before the war broke out, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in Gallipoli [4th June 1915] (aged 19).

The Todmorden & District News [24th September 1915] reported


Private J. Lawrence, 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, reported wounded in the fighting in the Dardanelles on June 4th. He has not been seen since.

He enlisted shortly before the war began. He was sent to Egypt then the Dardanelles.

His uncle, Tom Wrench, has been trying to find out what happened to him

 

The Todmorden & District News [15th October 1915] reported


The father of Private James Lawrence, of 3 Ash Street, Eastwood, 1st 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, missing since June, sent a letter to his unit to try to find out what happened to him.

Private E. T. Robinson of Todmorden, also of the 1st 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, replied:

Well, I cannot tell you much, only that your son was wounded on June 4th and that he was taken down to the hospital. Some of my pals said he was alright then but for his wound.

I last saw him myself on May 25th, when I was wounded, and he stayed with me all the time till I was taken away. He also helped carry me down

 

The Todmorden & District News [4th August 1916] reported


Private James Lawrence, 1st 6th Lancashire Fusiliers of 3 Ash Street, Eastwood, was previously reported missing in the Dardanelles. He is now assumed to have died on the 4th of June 1915, aged 20
 

The following week's Edition [11th August 1916] published his photograph.

He was buried at Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipolli [Grave Ref I A 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Lawrence, JohnRef L168
[1825-1892] Born in Halifax.

He was a furniture maker & funeral broker [1855]. He established J. Lawrence & Son

On 13th November 1850, he married (1) Ann Feamley [1828-1897] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1852-1929]
  2. Elizabeth [1854-1942]
  3. Francis [1855-1932]
  4. Emma [1856-1923]
  5. Orpha [1857-1858]
  6. Frederick [1859-1861]
  7. Sarah Ann [1860-1883]
  8. Alice [1862-1874]
  9. John [1864-1944]
  10. Frances Ellen [1866-1916]

Ann died 3rd January 1897 (aged 69).

In 1895, he married (2) Ruth Helliwell [1863-1943] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Phyllis [1898-1981]
  2. Francis Clifford

John died in Halifax [26th December 1892] (aged 68).

Ann died 3rd January 1897 (aged 69).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3332]

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Lawrence, SamuelRef L901
[1849-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a foreman cloth fuller [1911].

Around 1869, he married Sarah Ann [1847-19??].


Sarah Ann was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Emily [1869-1910] who married Lewis Hellowell
  2. Mary Jane [b 1873] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  3. Charlotte [b 1875] who was a blanket whipper [1911]
  4. Arthur [b 1882] who was a worsted overlooker [1911]
  5. John Willie [b 1884] who was a tram car conductor [1911]

They lived at 3 and 4 Sandy Dyke, Triangle [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Arthur Hellowell

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Lawrence, SelwynRef L739
[1892-1917] Son of Thomas H. Lawrence.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Private with the 207th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action at Messines [23rd July 1917] (aged 25).

He was buried at Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Lawrence, Thomas H.Ref L946
[18??-19??]

He married Jane [18??-19??].

Child: Selwyn

They lived at 8 Claremount Terrace, Boothtown, Halifax

Lawrence, TomRef L1425
[1???-19??]
Chief Inspector of
Brighouse Police. The character Tosh, who appears in the books of John William Wainwright, is based on Lawrence.

He retired in 1955

Lawrence, WilberforceRef L8290
[1881-1961] Born in Halifax [Q4 1881].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Annie, daughter of Samuel Hartley, in Halifax.

He died in Halifax [Q4 1961]

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Lawrence, Rev WilliamRef L1123
[18??-19??] Minister at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, Halifax [1905].

On 9th April 1905, he,

were sent to jail as passive resisters.

On 2nd April 1906, he,

were sent to jail for the second time as passive resisters.

He lived at 20 Milton Place, Halifax [1905]

Lawrence, WilliamRef L462
[1820-1878] Born in Doncaster.

He was a beerhouse keeper at an unidentified beerhouse at 17 South Parade,  Halifax [1851] / a moulder [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been? Possibilities are the Locomotive Inn, Halifax & the Three Pigeons, Halifax

 

In [Q3] 1842, he married Ann Hoyle [1820-1880] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Brighouse, (possibly) the daughter of Elkanah Hoyle
 

Children:

  1. Walter [1843-1881]
  2. Elkanah [1844-1856]
  3. William [b 1846]
  4. Mary Ellen [b 1849]
  5. Margaret Ann [1856-1895]
  6. Fanny [1862-1876]

William died 27th August 1878 (aged 58).

Ann died 19th August 1880 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3148]

Lawrence's: William Lawrence & CompanyRef L1378
Cotton and wool card makers at Church Lane, Halifax [1809]

Lawrenson SculptureRef L741
A bronze sculpture of Anne Lister – entitled Contemplation – by was installed at the Piece Hall, Halifax in 2021

Lawry, LyttletonRef L909
[1851-1907]
He was a Minister living at Radcliffe, Lancashire.

He died at Radcliffe [15th January 1907] (aged 56).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: N 53 A]

Laws & PicklesRef L584
Recorded in Halifax [1912]

Laws, CaptainRef L906
[1???-18??]
Manager of the
Manchester & Leeds Railway Company.

See Railway companies

Lawson & HainsworthRef L1137
Ventilating engineers and manufacturers of improved double current ventilators at Park Works, Halifax

Lawson, Arthur RaymondRef L720
[1899-1918]
Son of Sarah & George Lawson of 2 Oxford Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 21st August 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [V D 75]

Lawson, DrRef L1671
[1???-19??]
Many members of the Lawson family were GPs in Southowram and Hipperholme. They held their surgeries at
Towngate, Southowram and Linden Terrace, Hipperholme

See Ernest Hargreaves Westwood

Lawson, Dr GarnetRef L684
[18??-19??]
Of Hebden Bridge.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter [b 1904]

Lawson, Dr Garnet GloagRef L963
[18??-19??]
MB.

Physician and surgeon at Hebden Bridge [1905]

Lawson, GilbertRef L51
[1899-1977] MBE.

Born in Bury [24th March 1899].

He was captain of the Brighouse Harriers [1913, 1920] / a member of Brighouse Borough Council [1929] / Chairman of the Housing & Property Committee [for 20 years] / an alderman [1937] / a Freeman of the Borough of Brighouse [4th April 1964].

He died in Rochdale [Q4 1977].

Lawson Road, Brighouse is named for him

Lawson, JamesRef L1187
[1810-1871] Born in Settle.

He was a farm labourer [1851] / a coal dealer [1861, 1871].

He married Mary Sutcliffe [1814-1885].


Mary was born in Ovenden / Illingworth
 

Children:

  1. Sarah J. [b 1836] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  2. William [b 1833] who was a mechanic / smith [1861]
  3. James
  4. Joe [b 1856] who was a factory hand [1871]

They lived at

  • 18 Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Back Pollard Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 72 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] was mother-in-law Sarah Sutcliffe [b 1792].

James died 23rd October 1871 (aged 61).

Mary died 27th May 1885 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1323]

Lawson, JamesRef L1186
[1846-1892] Son of James Lawson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carter (coal) [1861] / a coal dealer [1871] / a coal merchant [1881, 1891].

In [Q4] 1871, he married Mary Elizabeth Hanson [1840-1911] in Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Halifax, (possibly) the daughter of Jacob Hanson
 

Children:

  1. Lillie [b 1873] who was a cigar maker [1891]
  2. twins Jessie who died 10th September 1874 (aged 8 months)   
  3. Ada who died 25th February 1875 (aged 14 months)   
  4. John [b 1876] who was a tool maker [1891]
  5. Walter
  6. Annie [b 1884]

The family lived at 9/11 Holt Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was James's widowed mother Mary Lawson.

James died 25th November 1892 (aged 46).

Mary Elizabeth died 21st September 1911 (aged 71).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1323] with James's parents

Lawson, JohnRef L1233
[1793-1829] He was a plumber & glazier [1819, 1827].

On 10th December 1818, he married Amelia Child [1801-18??] at All Hallows Church, Kirkburton.


Amelia, from Kirkburton, was born in Shelley.

She was widowed and a glazier [1841] / a plumber & glazier employing 2 men & 2 apprentices [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah [bapt 22nd August 1819] who married [Halifax 1843]  John Charlesworth of High Town, Birstall (grocer), son of  Thomas Charlesworth (card maker) 
  2. Hannah [bapt 20th May 1821] who married [Halifax 20th  April 1842] William Atkinson [b 1821]
  3. Elizabeth Ann [bapt 5th November 1822]
  4. William Child (Lawson) [b 17th February 1825; bapt 5th  February 1829] who was a journeyman plumber & glazier [1851] &  married [Halifax 1854] either Mary Jane Brierley or Mary  Walker
  5. Louisa [b 17th July 1827; bapt 5th February 1829; d 1860]  who married James Pearson Ambler

John died in 1829 (aged 36).

Amelia and the children lived at Southgate, Halifax [1841, 1851].

Amelia died in 1858 (aged 61).

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church: John [16/8/1829;] Amelia 21/7/1858 []

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Lawson, Rev JohnRef L624
[18??-19??]
BA.

He trained at Airedale College and served at Dogley Lane, Huddersfield before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden [15th September 1895-1913].

He lived at Forest House, Illingworth [1905].

In January 1913, he left to serve at Boston Spa.

Lawson, Dr JosephRef L964
[18??-19??]
MB.

Physician and surgeon in Hebden Bridge [1895]. He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]. He was Medical Officer of Health for Todmorden Rural District [1895]. He lived at Holme House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Lawson, JosephRef L353
[1841-18??]
Son of Maria [1817-1???] & Robert Lawson [1818-1???], leather dresser.

Born in Otley [13th June 1841].

He moved to Brighouse [1861].

He worked for Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited in their plumber's shop in Police Street

In 1864, he took over the business of Henry Welsman to establish Joseph Lawson & Sons.

In [Q2] 1866, he married Catherine Blakeborough in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Otley, the daughter of Joseph Blakeborough
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1872]
  2. Ernest [b 1879] who was a plumber & electrician [1901]
  3. Kate [b 1881]

The family lived at

  • Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871]
  • 40 Bonegate Road, Brighouse [1881]
  • Rawsons House, Bradford Road, Brighouse [1891]
  • Thurstonville, Brighouse [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were Joseph's parents & sister Maria

Lawson's: Joseph Lawson & SonsRef L1051
Plumbers, glaziers, gas-fitters, hot water engineers and ironmongers established at 19 Commercial Street, Brighouse, in 1864 when Joseph Lawson took over the business of Henry Welsman.

In 1874, they expanded when 3 neighbouring cottages were demolished and a 3-storey warehouse built on the site.

In 1895, they had a branch at Ilkley.

In 1901, they were at 70 Commercial Street, Brighouse

Lawson, Laurence EdmundRef L1434
[18??-19??]
He had an ironmonger and sanitary ware business in Brighouse

Lawson, RichardRef L1036
[16??-1707] Of Warley.

He was a Quaker and a clothier.

He married Susannah Fox.

Child: Susana [16??-14th October 1706] who married John Marsland III of Quarmby

Richard died 8th July 1707.

He was buried at Quaker Burial Ground, Elland [10th July 1707]

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Lawson, Robert EmmettRef L9721
[1843-1867] On 21st February 1866, he married Sarah, daughter of John Kershaw, at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was a widow within 12 months.

She was a dress maker living with her widowed mother at Laverock Lane, Brighouse [1871]

She was a laundress [1891] and still living with her mother

 

Child: Robert John Henry [1867-1871]

All the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Lawson, Thomas WhiteleyRef L650
[1906-1966] Son of Walter Lawson.

Born in Halifax [24th December 1906].

He was a shop assistant Halifax Industrial Society grocery department [1939].

In [Q4] 1936, he married Hilda Sutcliffe [1912-19??] in Halifax.


Hilda was born 17th September 1912
 

Recorded in 1961, when he held a beer off licence at his shop at 112 Spring Hall Lane, Halifax, and applied for a new licence to sell wines & spirits for consumption off the premises.

He died in Halifax [Q1 1966] (aged 59) 

Lawson, WalterRef L664
[1879-1948] Son of James Lawson.

Born in Halifax [27th May 1879].

He was a journeyman butcher [1911, 1939].

In [Q2] 1905, he married Lily Whiteley [1876-1960] in Halifax.


Lily was born in Halifax [12th February 1876]
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Whiteley
  2. John [b 1908] who was a warehouseman [1939]
  3. Grace Irene [b 1911]
  4. Agnes M. [b 1918] who was a sales & invoice clerk  (machine tools) [1939]

They lived at

  • 11 Grove Street, Northgate, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Denfield Place, Halifax [1939]

A Walter Lawson died in Halifax [Q2 1948] (aged 69).

A Lily Lawson died in Halifax [Q2 1960] (aged 84) 

Lawson, WilliamRef L6
[1833-1893]

In [Q2] 1861, he married Martha [1830-1880] in Halifax.


Martha was the widow of
Jabez Hartley
 

Child: Emma [b 1861] who died in infancy

Martha died 14th May 1880 (aged 50).

William died 6th December 1893 (aged 60).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3248] with Martha's first husband

Lawson, WilliamRef L672
[1846-1???] Born in Friendly.

He was a gentleman's gardener [1881].

Around 1868, he married Elizabeth [1845-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Barnsley
 

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1868] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. George [b 1871]
  3. Hugh [b 1876]
  4. Hinchcliffe [b 1874]
  5. William [b 1877]

They lived at Birdcage Lane Lodge, Skircoat [1881]

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Lawton & MallalieuRef L1070
Cotton spinners at Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden [1820s]

Lawton, BenjaminRef L1487
[1813-1872] Son of Joseph Lawton.

Born in Soyland.

He was manager in a cotton factory [1851] / master cotton spinner employing 40 hands [1861]. He established Benjamin Lawton & Son.

On 9th April 1835, he married (1) Agnes Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Agnes was the daughter of Mr Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. James
  3. Mary Emma [1838-1914]
  4. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1840]
  5. Whiteley
  6. Harriet [1845-1907]
  7. Lucy [1847-1958]
  8. Eliza [1850-1939] who married Lawton Whiteley  and died in the USA

They lived at Thrum Hall, Soyland [1851, 1861].

Agnes died in 1853.

In 1855, he married (2) Harriet Whiteley.


Harriet was born in Rishworth, the daughter of Mr Whiteley & sister of his first wife Agnes, and widow of John Whiteley
 

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Lawton, BenjaminRef L247
[1835-1879] Born in Ovenden.

He was a delver [1855].

On 28th October 1855, he married Rhoda Boocock in Halifax.


Rhoda was the daughter of
Thomas Boocock
 

Child: Mary Ann [1860-1890] who married John Henry Green

Rhoda died in Leek in 1901

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Lawton's: Benjamin Lawton & SonsRef L1127
Cotton spinners and doublers established by Benjamin Lawton.

Partners included Benjamin and his sons Joseph & Whiteley.

The company became Lawton Brothers [1872]

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Lawton BrothersRef L1125
Originally Benjamin Lawton & Son.

Cotton spinner and doublers at Ripponden from 1878.

Partners included brothers Joseph & Whiteley Lawton, and their cousin Lawton Whiteley.

They were at Victoria Mill [1890s] and Dyson Lane Mill [1890s].

In April 1860, the partnership was dissolved, and the business was continued by Joseph & Whiteley Lawton.

In 1899, the company was declared bankrupt and went out of business

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Lawton, Charles BourneRef L1414
[1771-1860] Wealthy businessman and landowner of Lawton Hall in Cheshire.

He married (1) Ann [17??-1814], who died in childbirth. The child also died

In March 1816, he married (2) Mariana Belcombe.

There were no children.

Lawton had extramarital affairs, said to include a mistress, Mrs Grantham, the wife of the lodge keeper at Lawton Hall.

In her journals, Anne Lister identifies Mr & Mrs Lawton as M— and C—

Lawton, EdwardRef L738
[1897-1917] Son of Ernest Lawton.

He was a spinning doffer [1911] / employed by Binns & Berry at Crown Works, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He went to the Front [28th February 1917].

He died 27th September 1917 (aged 20).

The Halifax Courier [22nd September 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref LXI B 10], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Lawton, ErnestRef L947
[1871-1???] Son of Edward Lawton, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron moulder of Haley Hill, Northowram [1894] / an iron moulder [1901, 1911].

In 1894, he married Eliza Gartland [1873-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza, of Haley Hill, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Gartland, weaver.

She had a son (father unknown): Freddy Gartland [b 1891] who was an iron moulder [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1895]
  2. Edward
  3. Winifred [b 1900]
  4. Elsie [b 1895]
  5. John [b 1902]
  6. Tom [b 1904]
  7. Irvine [b 1906]
  8. Leonard [b 1907]
  9. Ivy [b 1909]

They lived at

  • 266 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 162 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were brothers-in-law Matthew Gartland [b 1874] (general driver) Tom Gartland [b 1876] (foreman driver).

Eliza died in Halifax [Q1 1911] (aged 38) 

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Lawton, FrankRef L637
[1872-1935] Son of Whiteley Lawton.

He was a grocer's assistant [1891].

He married Frances Eliza Walker.


Frances Eliza was the daughter of Benjamin Walker
 

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Lawton, Rev J.Ref L1115
[1822-19??]
Pastor at
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack [1874-1882]

Lawton, JamesRef L572
[1836-1909] Son of Benjamin Lawton.

Born in Soyland.

He was a manager (cotton mill) [1871] / a hardware merchant [1881] / a farmer [1891].

On 20th May 1858, he married Martha Whiteley at Elland Parish Church.


Martha was the daughter of George Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [1858-1929] who was a hardware shop man [1881],  a house proprietor [1908]
  2. Herbert William [1860-1941] who was a hardware shop man  [1881], a grocer [1908]
  3. Annie [1861-1939]
  4. George Edwin [1864-1883] who was a railway clerk [1881],  a clerk [1891]
  5. Orlando Wallace [1866-1879]
  6. Sarah Agnes Martha Eliza Harriet Emma [1868-1951]
  7. Albert Henry [1876-1954] who was a grocer [1908]

They lived at

  • Dyson Lane, Soyland [1871]
  • Fern Villa, Soyland [1881]
  • Ladywell, Soyland [1891]
  • Ladywell House, Ripponden [1908]

Martha died 4th May 1908.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £5,868 17/9d.

Probate was granted to sons Benjamin, Herbert William, and Albert Henry.

James died in 1909

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Lawton, Rev JohnRef L930
[18??-19??]
Baptist minister at Mytholmroyd [1905]

Lawton, JohnRef L184
[1805-1869]

He married Harriet [1805-1859].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1840-1863]

Harriet died 14th November 1859 (aged 54).

He married Hannah [1811-1873].

John died 14th August 1869 (aged 64).

Hannah died 27th August 1873 (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3866]

Lawton, JohnRef L1195
[1853-1909] Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer [1874] / a boiler maker [1881] / a boiler maker's labourer [1891] / a bricklayer's labourer [1901].

In [Q4] 1873, he married Ruth Fleming [1853-1936] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emma [1874] who died aged 6 days & was buried with  members of the Stansfield family at Lister Lane  Cemetery [Plot 2798]
  2. James Edward [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  wire drawer [1901]
  3. Hannah [b 1879] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. Thomas [b 1884] who was a worsted bobbin taker-off [1901]
  5. Sarah E. [b 1886] who was a worsted winder [1901]

They lived at

  • 42 St Mark's Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 16 Mill Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 14 Woodside Road, Halifax [1901]

John died 27th February 1909 (aged 56).

Ruth died 28th February 1936 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1767] with Thomas Hammond

Lawton, JosephRef L534
[1785-1851] Born in Saddleworth.

He was a cotton spinner [1841].

On 29th August 1810, he married Sarah Mallalieu [1785-1859] at St Chad's Church, Saddleworth.


Sarah was born in Saddleworth
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Benjamin
  3. Sarah [1815-1859] who married George Whiteley
  4. Elizabeth Lucy [1821-1892]
  5. Martha [1823-1893] who married [Halifax Q1 1848]  William Whitworth

They lived at Thrum Hall Mill, Soyland [1841, 1851].

He died 24th June 1851 (aged 74).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,000.

Sarah died 12th March 1859 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

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Lawton, JosephRef L564
[1811-1933] Son of Joseph Lawton.

Born in Saddleworth.

He died at Thrum Hall, Soyland [17th April 1833].

He was buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

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Lawton, JosephRef L1479
[1835-1922] Son of Benjamin Lawton.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a partner in Lawton Brothers / a cotton spinner [1891].

On 31st December 1857, he married Rachel Crabtree at Halifax Parish Church.


Rachel was born in Soyland, the daughter of James Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1858]
  2. Edgar [b 1867] who was a cotton carder [1891]
  3. Agnes [1865-1957] who married Alfred Cocker
  4. Isabella [1869-1876]
  5. Joseph [b 1871] who was a cotton mill manager (retired in  1922) 
  6. James Crabtree [1873-1953] who was an assistant book  keeper [1891]
  7. Harriet [1875-1946] who was a pupil-teacher [1891]
  8. (possibly) others

They lived at Rochdale Road, Soyland [1891].

Joseph lived in Oldham and Stalybridge during the 1860s and early 1870s.

He died in Denton, Lancashire [23rd March 1922].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £787 11/1d.

Probate was granted to son Joseph and son-in-law Alfred Cocker (dentist) 

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Lawton, JosephRef L674
[1854-1911] Son of Edward Lawton, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mason of Northowram [1873] / a stone mason [1876, 1881, 1891] / a stone dresser [1901].

In 1873, he married Eliza Ann Brier [1853-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Ann, of Northowram, was born in Halifax.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage records

 

Children:

  1. Mary E. [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Joe / Joseph
  3. George Edward [b 1890] who was a brewery labourer [1911]

They lived at

  • 11 St Peter's Street, Northowram [1881]
  • Gardeners Square, Halifax (the children were staying with their  great aunt, Harriet Brier), [1881]
  • Gardeners Square, Halifax [1891]
  • 61 Clive Street, Halifax (with married son Joseph) [1901]
  • 61 Clive Street, Halifax (with Eliza Ann as head of the  household) [1911]

In 1876, Joseph (senior) was charged with the manslaughter of 10-year-old Arthur Drake, but the Grand Jury at the Leeds Assizes found him not guilty.

Joseph died Q1 1911 (aged 57).

See Death of Arthur Drake

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Lawton, JosephRef L645
[1879-19??] Son of Joseph Lawton.

He was a cotton piecer [1891] / a stone pavior (labourer) [1901].

He married Mary E. [1878-19??].


Mary was born in Halifax.

She was a worsted finisher [1901]

 

They lived at 61 Clive Street, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were Joseph's parents & brother George

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Lawton, MrRef L1488
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Joseph
  3. Whiteley

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Lawton, WhiteleyRef L1126
[1842-1919] Son of Benjamin Lawton.

Born 16th November 1842.

He was a warehouse man [1861] / a cotton manufacturer at the Beestonhirst Mill / partner in Lawton Brothers / a master cotton spinner [1881, 1891] / a manager (cotton mill) [1901] / liquidator for the Lumb Mill Spinning Company Limited [1902].

On 15th November 1866, he married (1) Sarah Ann Moore [1847-1881] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Paul [1867-1943]
  2. Ernest [1869-1918] who was a maker-up of cotton [1891]
  3. Frank Lawton
  4. Lucy [b 1874]
  5. Edward [b 1878]
  6. John [1877-1903]

Sarah Ann died Q3 1881 (aged 35).

On 20th December 1881, he married (2) Mary Garfitt [1847-1932] in Altrincham.


Mary was born in Oldham
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1882-1883]
  2. Elsie [1884-1977] who was a telephone operator [1901]
  3. Harold [1885-1956] who was a chemist's apprentice [1901]
  4. Agnes [1886-1967] who was a pupil-teacher [1901]

They lived at

Whiteley died 29th July 1919.

He & other members of the family were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

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Lawyers & solicitorsRef L173

Lax, DavidRef L740
[1???-1???]
Police Constable in Lidget, Stansfield [1857]

Laxton, FrederickRef L343
[1832-1893]

In 1869, he married Mary Ann Robinson.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
William Robinson
 

Child: William Ambrose

They lived at Holme Lea, Brighouse.

He went into business with members of his wife's family as Robinson & Laxton. When the Robinsons left the partnership, Laxton was joined by Mr Southworth. The business became Frederick Laxton & Company.

The family were involved with St James's Church, Brighouse. He wrote poetry for the local newspaper.

He was elected to be the first Mayor of Brighouse, but he died and the office passed to William Smith

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Laxton's: Frederick Laxton & CompanyRef L1008
From 1887, this was the successor to textile printers and finishers Robinson & Laxton when Frederick Laxton took over. They had business at Clifton Vale Print Works, Brighouse. A major product was delaine a thin muslin-like fabric. After Frederick's death [1893], his wife carried on the business. They employed around 60 workers [1895]

Laxton, William AmbroseRef L52
[1875-1943] Of Field Lane, Rastrick.

Son of Frederick Laxton.

On 18th August 1914, he married Marjorie Whitehead in Appleby.


Marjorie was the daughter of A. C. Whitehead of Appleby
 

During World War I, he served as a Major with the 4th Battalion West Riding Regiment Territorials

Laycock ...Ref L27
The entries for people & families with the surname Laycock are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Layfield, FredRef L900
[1857-19??] Son of Richard Layfield.

Born in Warley.

He was a worsted yarn maker-up [1871] / a linen draper's assistant [1881] / a draper in partnership with his brother-in-law Henry Mitchell in Northgate, Halifax [1889] / a general draper (employer) [1891] / a drapery manager [1901] / a traveller for a manufacturing chemist [1911].

After his father's death [1861], he was living with his mother and her husband John Shackleton [1871, 1881].

In 1885, he married Sarah Ann Peel [1861-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah was born Halifax, the daughter William Peel
 

Children:

  1. Richard Peel [b 1886] who was an architect's clerk  [1901], a wood pattern maker [1911]
  2. Frederick Robert Peel [b 1892] who was a clerk [1911]
  3. Florence Peel [b 1896] who was a sewer [1911]
  4. William Peel [b 1899]
  5. Annie Peel [b 1902]

They lived at

  • 42 Union Street South, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 203 Barden Lane, Burnley [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was father-in-law William Peel & family.

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah's parents.

Living with them [in 1911] was Sarah's widowed mother Ann

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Layfield, JosephRef L1149
[1806-18??] Born in Burnley, Lancashire.

He was a cotton dresser / a carpet weaver [1851].

He married Martha [1801-18??].


Martha was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Mary [b 1834] who was a cotton weaver [1851]
  3. Delia [b 1836] who was a cotton weaver [1851]
  4. James [b 1839] who was a cotton weaver [1851]
  5. Joseph

They lived at Causeway Head, Warley [1851]

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Layfield, JosephRef L216
[1844-1896] Son of Joseph Layfield.

In [Q4] 1866, he married Harriet Cookson in Halifax.


Harriet was the daughter of Thomas Cookson
 

Joseph died in Halifax [Q4 1896] (aged 51).

After his death, Harriet married William Bottomley

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Layfield, RichardRef L1146
[1829-1861] Son of Joseph Layfield.

Born in Warley.

He was a weaver of Warley [1850] / a cotton weaver [1851] / a warp sizer [1861].

In 1850, he married Harriet Addison [1832-1878] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Warley, the daughter of Cephas Addison, book keeper.

She was a cotton weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1852] who was a cotton winder [1871] &  married Henry Mitchell
  2. Fred
  3. Emily [b 1859-1861] who was buried with her father

They lived at

  • Causeway Head, Warley (with Richard's parents) [1851]
  • 5 Duke Street, Denham, Warley [1861]
  • Luddenden [1861]

Richard died in 1861 (aged 32).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [27th August 1861].

In 1865, Harriet married (2) John Henry Shackleton in Halifax

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Layton, Rev J. G.Ref L419
[18??-1910]
Minister at
Holywell Green Congregational Church [August 1889-October 1893]. He went to live in Africa

Layton, JohnRef L753
[1820-1903] Born in Peterborough.

He was a professor of music [1881].

On 16th May 1855, he married Isabella Woodrow [1836-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.


Isabella was born in Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham
 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1856] who was a designs ? [1881]
  2. Susan [b 1863] who was a designer's apprentice [1881]
  3. John Edward [b 1865] who was a draper's apprentice [1881]
  4. Isabella [b 1869]
  5. William Henry [b 1871]
  6. Walter [b 1873]
  7. Emily [b 1874]

They lived at 6 York Terrace, Northowram [1881].

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax: John [16th March 1903]; Isabella [26th February 1913]

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Lazenby, ErnestRef L808
[1900-19??]
Son of
John Lazenby.

He carried on the family market-garden business

Lazenby, JohnRef L807
[18??-19??] He and his brothers, Frank and Charlie, moved from Calverley to Priestley Green in 1903. They established a market-garden business at Bracken Farm. They had extensive sheds for forcing rhubarb.

He married Ellen.

Child: Ernest

Lea, Henry T.Ref L1370
[18??-19??]
An analyst at Halifax.

He lived at Edgecote, Halifax [1936]

Lea Holme Bowling ClubRef L1265
Handley Ashworth was a member, then President, of the Club, a cup-winner in 1910, and a finalist in 1924 (at the age of 73) 

Lea, JohnRef L201
[1718-1800] Of Haugh End House, Sowerby.

On 3rd July 1740, he married Mary Milne.


Mary was the daughter of Richard Milne
 

Child: Lydia [1749-1820] who married Joseph Priestley

He bequeathed Haugh End House and Old Haugh End to his son-in-law and Thomas Milne of Cliff Hill, Warley in trust for Lydia.

He was one of the original trustees and a subscriber of Warley Grammar School.

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1782 and 1792].

There is a tablet in his memory at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Members of the family are also remembered on the Lea family tomb there

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Lea, JoshuaRef L588
[1670-1737] Of Sowerby

He married Susanna [1683-1760].

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Thomas [1723-1772]
  3. Elizabeth [1726-1732]

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Joshua [23rd May 1737].

The tomb for members of the family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

See Richard Tattersall

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Lea, JoshuaRef L1570
[1705-1741] Son of Joshua Lea.

He married Unknown.

Child: Mary [1735-1743]

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [2nd December 1741]. Members of the family are remembered on the family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

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Lea, RobertRef L283
[1???-1657] He was constable of Shelf [1639].

He married Jennet.

Children:

  1. Anthony

They lived at High Bentley Farm, Shelf

Leach ...Ref L132
The entries for people & families with the surname Leach are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Leach's: A. H. Leach & CompanyRef L1062
Sunnybank Road, Brighouse. Photographers and photographic suppliers founded in 1891 by Arthur Holdsworth Leach.

A subsidiary company – Larkfield Colour Group – was set up at Church Lane, Brighouse.

In 2004, the company published proposals to move to Bradley when plans to relocate to the Church Lane site were rejected. On 18th October 2005, the company's new purpose-built headquarters opened at Bradley Business Park, Huddersfield.

See Larkfield, Brighouse, Leach Colour and Lilywhite Limited

Leach & DawsonRef L1131
Ice cream makers at Thomas Street / Westgate, Halifax [1905]

Leach ColourRef L1057
Formerly A. H. Leach & Company. In 2005, the company left the works in Sunnybank Road, Brighouse to new purpose-built premises at Bradley Business Park. The new building was formally opened by Sophie, Countess of Wessex on 18th October 2005

Lead miningRef L1351
There were lead mines at Noah Dale, Colden

Leadbeater Dam, Warley MoorRef L773
Built in 1835-1836 by the Cold Edge Dam Company.

Named for Mr Leadbeater, one of the company's engineers who was involved in designing the Dam. Capacity: 7,646,413 gallons.

On 19th September 1946, The goit from Leadbeater Dam to Spring Dam burst and Square Mill Dam burst flooding many parts of Wainstalls.

Leadbetter, EdwardRef L6190
[1825-1855]
On 1st May 1855, he was pushed – or fell – in a beerhouse in Halifax, whilst in a state of intoxication, causing rupture of the brain, of which he died immediately

Leah, ArnoldRef L380
[1895-1915] Born Arnold Stead Wells.

His birth was registered in Todmorden [Q3 1895]; parents not recorded.

He was adopted by Emma (née Wells) and Thomas Edwin Leah.

In 1901, Arnold S. Wells was living with his adopted parents and was recorded as half-cousin.

He was a member of the Walsden Temperance Brass Band / a joiner's apprentice [1911] / an apprentice carpenter with J. & A. E. Anthony at Clough Mill,  Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 1st Field Company R. M. Div. Engineers Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He died 7th October 1915 (aged 20).

The Todmorden & District News [15th October 1915] reported his death


Sapper Arnold Leah, Royal Naval Division Engineers, died of dysentery in Alexandria on the 7th October 1915, aged 20
 

The following week's Edition [22nd October 1915] published his photograph.

He was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [Grave Ref F 31].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Leah, EdmundRef L501
[1923-1944]
Son of
William Leah.

During World War II, he served as a Flying Officer with the 15th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 8th August 1944 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the family grave at St Peter's Church, Walsden, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Leah, JohnRef L676
[1852-1???] Son of William Leah.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a mule picker cotton [1861] / a cotton warper [1881] / a cotton ball warper [1891] / a cotton yarn warper [1901].

Around 1876, he married Sarah a [1853-1???].


Sarah A. was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1876] who was a grocer's assistant [1891]
  2. Harry [b 1877] who was a coloured cotton weaver [1891], a  cotton yarn beamer [1901]
  3. Louis
  4. Annie [b 1888]
  5. Edith Ellen [b 1891]

They lived at

  • 3 Stoodley Bridge, Stansfield [1881]
  • 9 Bank View, Todmorden [1891]
  • 330 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1901]

Leah, JosephRef L730
[1869-19??] Son of James Leah, boot & shoe maker.

Born in Hyde, Cheshire.

He was a spinner of Langfield [1890] / a goods warehouseman for railway [1891] / a navvy [1901] / a tanner at a picker works (lodging at 230 Rochdale Road, Todmorden,  run by a Mr Kershaw) [1911].

On 27th November 1890, he married Mary Ann Collinge [1869-19??] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary Ann, of Langfield, was born in Hebden Bridge, the daughter of Cockcroft Collinge, spinner.

She was a cotton carder [1891] / a cotton bobbin rover [1901] / a cotton card room hand [1911] a cotton cardroom rover for Caleb Hoyle at Derdale Mill, Todmorden [1921]

 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1892] who was married and living in Burnley  [1911]
  2. William
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1902] who was a cotton ring spinner for  Caleb Hoyle at Derdale Mill, Todmorden [1921]

The Todmorden & District News [2nd September 1910] reported


Mary A. Leah, a married woman residing at Garibaldi Street, Walsden, (formerly of Doghouse, Todmorden) was summoned for not complying with an order of the Court respecting the attendance of her child, William Leah, aged 12 year, at school.

This was the third occasion this case had been before the court. He had not attended school since the first court order in May.

His mother said her son refused to go to school. She had another child, aged 9, who did attend school.

The boy's father was believed to be in Burnley.

The boy was sent to Lostock Industrial School, near Bolton, for three years

 

They lived at

  • 6 King Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 32 Peter Street, Burnley [1901]
  • 2 Seedhill Lane, Todmorden (Mary & daughter Sarah  Ann) [1911]
  • 2 Garden Street, Todmorden (Mary & daughter Sarah  Ann) [1921]

Joseph died 13th March 1914 (aged 45).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [27th March 1914] reported his death


Joseph Leah of Kershaw's Lodging House, Todmorden, died at the Todmorden Union Workhouse on the 13th March, aged 45
 

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Leah, LouisRef L675
[1880-19??] Son of John Leah.

Born in Stansfield [17th August 1880].

He was a cotton yarn beamer [1901] / a cotton ball warper with Stanhill Ring Spinning Company at  Oswaldtwistle [1921] / a wholesale clothier's warehouseman [1939].

He married Elizabeth [1885-19??].


Elizabeth was born 9th May 1885
 

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 27th March 1911] who was a wholesale clothier's  machinist [1939]
  2. Vera [b 1915]

They lived at

  • 7 Every Street, Todmorden (living with John Edward  Greenwood) [1921]
  • 203 Woodbottom Terrace, Todmorden [1939]

Living with them [in 1939] was Thomas Edwin Leah

Leah, Thomas EdwinRef L662
[1854-19??] Son of William Leah.

Born in Mytholmroyd [2nd October 1854].

He was a cotton warehouseman of Eastwood [1880] / a cotton warehouseman [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911] / a cotton clothlooker for Sutcliffe & Greenwood at Hollins Bottom  Mill, Walsden [1921] / a retired cotton mill warehouseman [1939].

On 22nd May 1880, he married Emma Wells [1852-1928] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Emma, a worsted stuff weaver of 94 Sticker Lane, Bowling, Bradford, was born in Bradford, the daughter of John Wells, iron founder's labourer
 

They had no children but, by 1901, they had adopted Arnold Stead Wells.

They lived at

  • 14 Stoodley Bridge, Stansfield [1881]
  • 25 Hollins Road, Walsden [1891]
  • Wood Bottom Terrace, Walsden [1901]
  • 203 Knowlwood Road, Walsden [1911, 1921]
  • 203 Woodbottom Terrace, Todmorden (widowed Thomas Edwin  living with Louis Leah & family) [1939]

Living with them [in 1911] was visitor Susannah Wells [b 1864] (presumably a relative of Emma).

Emma died Q1 1928 (aged 75).

Thomas Edwin died Q2 1940 (aged 85).

They both died in Todmorden

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Leah, WilliamRef L701
[1824-1897] Son of William Leah.

Born in Langfield.

He was a mule spinner cotton [1861] / a cotton manufacturer [1880].

On 30th September 1845, he married Hannah Halstead [1826-1907] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Erringden, the daughter of
Robert Halstead
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1848] who was a mule picker cotton [1861]
  2. John
  3. Thomas
  4. Robert [b 1857]
  5. Hannah [b 1860]

They lived at Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [1861].

Hannah died October 1907 and was buried at Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [Grave Ref: U16] the grave of the Leah family [26th October 1907]

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Leah, WilliamRef L758
[1882-1947] Of Walsden.

He married Alice [1879-1940].

Child: Edmund

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [2 80]

Leah, WilliamRef L350
[1897-1917] Son of Joseph Leah.

Birth registered in Todmorden [Q4 1897].

He was sent to Lostock Industrial School, near Bolton, for three  years, after refusing to go to school [1910] / an inmate at Bolton & County of Lancaster Certified Industrial  School, Lostock Junction, Bolton [1911] / an errand boy for Boots the chemist [1913] / a farm labourer [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914] (when he was just short of 17) and served with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He went to France [March 1917].

He died 16th July 1917.

The Todmorden & District News [3rd August 1917] reported his death


Private William Leah, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed instantaneously by a shell while on duty on the night of the 16th July, aged 19.

He lived at 2 Garden Street, Millwood, Todmorden, with his widowed mother

 

The following week's Edition [10th August 1917] published his photograph.

He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I F 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Leaitherland, Arnold PercyRef L654
[1915-1945]
Son of Sara Ann & Herbert G. Leaitherland.

In [Q1] 1940, he married Laura Arm Bell in Halifax.

They lived at Boothtown, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Cheshire Regiment.

He died 30th April 1945 (aged 30).

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [b 221]

Leaper, GeorgeRef L7370
[18??-19??]

In [Q1] 1920, he married Alice Horsfall in Halifax.


Alice was the daughter of
Alfred Horsfall
 

Children:

  1. Winifred [1921-2001] who married [1944] Kenneth  Jagger
  2. Alwyne [b 1924] who married [1953] Joan Brittle

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Learings Commons, HeptonstallRef L1569
2 closes of land. Recorded in September 1795

Learings, HeptonstallRef L100
Faugh Lane. Aka Great Lear Ings.

House dated 1648 IIG.

A gable is dated G:G:1604

William of Grenewode is mentioned as holding land and tenements called Leyrynge – or Learings – at Heptonstall in 1439.

Panelling from the house was taken to the Chantry House, Heptonstall.

Owners and tenants have included

See Little Lear Ings, Colden

Learoyd, Rev AmosRef L592
[18??-1???]
Of Halifax

Learoyd & SonRef L6000
Halifax accountants.

Partners included Jonathan Ingham Learoyd.

Learoyd was articled to, then partner with, Thomas Pickard in Pickard, Learoyd & Company.

Pickard died in 1887.

After his death, Learoyd took over the business which subsequently became Learoyd & Sons

Learoyd, EzraRef L939
[1869-1943]
Son of
John Learoyd.

Born in Norwood Green.

He was a labourer at a calico printing works [1911]

In [Q3] 1895, he married Clara Pullan [1875-1920] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Hipperholme.

She was a stuff weaver for a dress goods manufacturer [1911]

 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Albert Edward [b 1896] who was a stuff weaver for a dress  goods manufacturer [1911]
  3. Minnie Alexandra [b 1902]

The couple were buried at Coley Church

Learoyd, GabriellRef L751
[16??-16??]
Of Halifax. In 1667, he and
John Deane issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a rose

Learoyd, JamesRef L638
[1819-1864] Born in Soyland.

He was a grocer [1851] / a shopkeeper (grocer) [1861].

On 27th February 1840, he married Hannah Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of
John Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. John Whiteley [1840-1884]
  2. William Henry [b 1842]
  3. Jonathan Ingham
  4. Elizabeth [1845-1902]
  5. Thomas Townsend [b 1850]
  6. Annie [1854-1874]
  7. Emily [1854-1920]
  8. James Herbert

They lived at

  • Dyson Lane, Soyland [1861]
  • Castle, Soyland [1864]
  • South Bank, Lister Lane, halifax [1908]

James died 26th July 1864.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

The will was proved by his widow Hannah, her brother Benjamin Whiteley, and Thomas Wallis Townsend.

Hannah died 12th October 1908.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,622 10/4d.

The will was proved by son Jonathan Ingham and George Marvell Riley

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Learoyd, James HerbertRef L657
[1856-1931] Son of James Learoyd.

He married Mary Elizabeth Walker.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Benjamin Walker
 

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Learoyd, JohnRef L686
[16??-17??]
He was
Constable of Northowram [1704]

Learoyd, JohnRef L980
[17??-18??]
Around 1790, he built
Ryburn House Mill, Ripponden. In 1792, he sold it to John Holroyd

Learoyd, JohnRef L876
[18??-18??]
Of
Lumb House, Sowerby.

On 6th September 1855, he married Jane, daughter of John Turner

Learoyd, JohnRef L931
[1828-1891] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a coal miner [1861] / a miner [1871] / an agricultural labourer [1881].

In [Q4] 1851, he married Sarah Barraclough [1828-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Hipperholme / Norwood Green
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1851] who was a pit boy [1861], a miner [1871]
  2. Nancy [b 1853] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a  worsted weaver [1881], a mill hand [1871]
  3. Hannah [b 1854]
  4. William / John William [b 1861] who was a coal  miner [1881]
  5. Sam [b 1863] who was a coal miner [1881]
  6. Mary [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1881] & had a  son Leonard Learoyd
  7. Ezra
  8. Ervin / Irvine [b 1872]
  9. John [b 1874]

They lived at

  • Norwood Green [1861, 1871, 1881]
  • White Bear Building, Norwood Green [1901]
  • Queens Road, Norwood Green [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Leonard Learoyd.

John died in Halifax [Q3 1891] (aged 63) 

Learoyd, Jonathan InghamRef L1456
[1843-1915] Son of James Learoyd.

Born in Ripponden [26th August 1843].

He was educated at Prospect Place Academy, Brighouse / a clerk (insurance) [1861] / an accountant / partner with Thomas Pickard in Pickard, Learoyd & Company / head of Learoyd & Son / Director of the Halifax Mechanics' Institute / President of the Halifax Camera Club / President of the Halifax & Borough Club / Treasurer of the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society / a collector of curiosities.

Around 1870, he was popular as a conjuror & escapologist, and was described as

one of the most skilful and most popular of provincial amateur conjurors

He was executor for his uncles Nathan Whiteley [1868] and Benjamin Whiteley [1876].

In October 1865, he married (1) Susanna Russell [1843-1881] in Barnsley.


Susanna was the daughter of James Russell
 

Children:

  1. Ernest Edward [b 1867]
  2. George Arthur [b 1869]
  3. Frank Gerald [b 1873]
  4. Fred Whiteley [b 1876]

Susannah died in 1881.

In 1883, he married (2) Julia Empsall.


Julia was the second daughter of Charles Empsall of Halifax
 

They lived at

He moved to Rhos on Sea, Denbighshire on account of his health. He died there [16th March 1915].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [19th March 1915]

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Learoyd, JosephRef L933
[18??-19??]
Farmer at
Little Merry Bent, Soyland [1905]

Learoyd, LeonardRef L342
[1885-1945] Illegitimate son of Mary Learoyd of Hipperholme; Mary was the daughter of John Learoyd.

Born in Norwood Green.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [10th April 1886]

He was a labourer at print works [1901] / a print labourer (cotton) [1911].

In [Q2] 1906, he married (1) Grace Wells [1886-19??].


Grace was born in Norwood Green
 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1909]
  2. Edward [b 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. Leonard
  5. Winifred [1916-1918]

In [Q3] 1924, he married (2) Catherine Annie Lister [1891-1951] in Halifax.

Leonard died 30th October 1945 (aged 60).

Catherine Annie died 25th May 1951 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-B22]

Learoyd, LeonardRef L934
[1913-1944] Son of Leonard Learoyd.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the Hallamshire Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th June 1944] (aged 31).

He was buried at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France [Grave Ref II J 3]

He is remembered on the family grave at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-B22]

Learoyd, RichardRef L981
[17??-18??]
In 1792, he bought
Clough Mill, Ripponden and used it for cotton spinning.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joah
  2. James

His sons carried on at Clough Mill, Ripponden

Learoyd, RichardRef L579
[1722-1773] BA.

Son of Abraham Learoyd, husbandman.

Born in Soyland.

He was educated at Rishworth School & St John's College Cambridge / ordained deacon [1748] / curate in Huddersfield [1748] / ordained priest [1750] / appointed Master at Rishworth Charity School [22nd August 1753].

He died in Rishworth.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

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Learoyd, RichardRef L1134
[18??-18??]
Cotton warp manufacturer at
Ripponden Mill.

He lived at Clough House, Soyland [1845]

Learoyd, TimothyRef L752
See Timothy Olearoid

Leary, Arthur EdwardRef L192
[1898-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / employed by Cords Limited.

He lived at 4 Co-operative Buildings, Pecket Well.

During World War I, he enlisted [Summer 1917] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of weakness in hospital at Ohrdruf, Germany. [8th November 1918], and was buried there with full military honours. Later, he was buried at the Niederzwehren Cemetery [IV F 15].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Leary, EricRef L210
[1892-1915] Son of John Leary.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner's apprentice [1911].

He lived at Brooklyn Yard, New Road, Halifax.

He joined the Halifax Battery, RFA (T) where he won prizes for signalling.

He enlisted [13th April 1911], and served with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

He was a signaller, and went on to train as an army schoolmaster at Woolwich. He was promoted to Lance-Corporal [February 1914], to Second Lieutenant [26th September 1914], and to Full Lieutenant [13th November 1914].

He went to the Front with the Irish Guards, the 1st Royal Irish Regiment BEF. He was invalided home in March 1915, but returned to the Front on 1st May 1915 and was in charge of a company.

He died of wounds [21st June 1915].

He was buried at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord. France [Grave Ref III A 28].

A memorial service was held at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [4th July 1915].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

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Leary, JohnRef L205
[1843-1928] Born in London.

He was a cigar maker [1881] / a tobacco stripper [1891, 1901, 1911]

In [Q4] 1868, he married Emily Lord [1850-1924] in Huddersfield.


Emily was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor [b 1873] who was a cigar maker [1891]
  2. Cornelius [b 1875] who was a confectioner [1891]
  3. Emma J [b 1878] who was a cigar maker [1891, 1901]
  4. Beatrice [b 1882] who was a cloth mender [1901], a  worsted mender [1911]
  5. Gertrude [b 1884] who was a tobacco stripper [1901]
  6. Ethel [b 1887] who was a brush maker [1901], a worsted  mender [1911]
  7. Eric

They lived at

  • 12 Edward Street, Skircoat [1881]
  • 21 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Prescott Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 7 Wellington Place, Halifax [1911]
  • Brooklyn Yard, New Road, Halifax [1914]

Living with them [in 1911] were boarders Bante[?] Keep [aged 26] (book keeper) and the members of a group of professional Tumblers from Morocco: Hady Ali Ben Mohamed [aged 39]; Vatima Ali Ben Mohamed [aged 33]; Ben Ali Mohamed [aged 14]; Ben Ali Vatima [aged 5]

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Leason, JohnRef L1504
[1831-1???] Born in Wolverhampton.

He was an agent for oils, tallow &c in Halifax [1861].

In 1856, he married Sophia Smithson [1835-1???] in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Sophia Josephine [b 1857]
  2. Frederick John [b 1859]
  3. Amy Florence [b 1861]

They lived at 5 Harrison Road, Halifax [1861]

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Leather, AndrewRef L559
[1849-1897] Son of Amos Leather, designer.

Born in Kirkburton.

He was an engine tenter [1871, 1872, 1877] / a woollen weaver [1881] / a dyer [1888] / a woollen dyer [1891]

In 1871, he was a lodger living with James Daniel Micklethwaite and family.

In [Q3] 1872, he married (1) Arabella Micklethwaite at Halifax Parish Church.


Arabella was the daughter of James Daniel Micklethwaite
 

Child: Annie [b 1873] who was a feeder (woollen mill) [1891]

Arabella died in 1875 (aged 20).

In 1877, he married (2) Eliza Hannah Dyson [1854-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Hannah, of Rastrick, was the daughter of Abraham Dyson, stone dresser
 

Children:

  1. Rachel [1880-1881]
  2. Edith [b 1882] who was a twiner piecer cotton [1901, 1911]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1885] who was a worsted winder [1901]

Eliza Hannah died in 1886 (aged 32).

In 1888, he married Ellen Micklethwaite at St Peter's Church, Huddersfield. (3) 


Ellen, of Bradley Lane, Huddersfield, was the daughter of James Daniel Micklethwaite, and sister of his 1st wife.

Ellen had a daughter Nellie [b 1902], father unknown

 

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Frank [b 1892] who was an iron moulder apprentice [1911]
  3. Ernest
  4. Eva [b 1897] who was a cotton winder [1911]

They lived at

  • New Road, Walker Square, Rastrick [1881]
  • 3 Foundry Street, Rastrick [1888]
  • Woodlands, Rastrick [1891]
  • 6 Manley Street Place, Brighouse [1901, 1911]

Andrew died in 1897 (aged 48).

In [Q3] 1909, Ellen married Samuel Whiteley [1864-19??] in Huddersfield.


Samuel – a night watchman (railway station) - was born in Birchencliffe, Huddersfield
 

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Leather, ErnestRef L560
[1894-1916] Son of Andrew Leather.

He was a scholar of St Martin's Sunday School, Brighouse / a chorister at St James's Church, Brighouse / a grocer's shop assistant [1911] / an employee of the Maypole Dairy Stores, Brighouse / an employee of the Maypole Dairy Stores in Sheffield.

On 15th January 1916 – the last day of his leave – he married Annie Petty at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Annie, of 26 Orleans Street, Buttershaw, was the daughter of Joseph Petty, farm drier
 

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 22nd March 1916.

The Halifax Courier [1st April 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at De Cusine Ravine British Cemetery, Basseux, France [Grave Ref D 1].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial,

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

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Leather, FrankRef L721
[1892-1918]
Son of Ellen & Andrew Leather of 6 Manley Street Place, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 1st May 1918 (aged 26).

He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France [I D 28],

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Leather, George HerbertRef L166
[1858-1902] Son of William Henry Leather of Knowsthorpe Hall, Leeds.

Born at Knowsthorpe [20th August 1858].

He was educated at Harrogate College / a land agent / surveyor / agent to Mrs Meynell Ingram / agent to the Earl of Westmorland [1889].

On 12th June 1879, he married Gertrude Outram in Leeds.


Gertrude was the daughter of
Benjamin Outram
 

They lived at Harrogate [1902].

Leather industryRef L1654

Leatherty CoitRef L31
A headless apparition driving a coach pulled by four headless horses which emerged from a barn near the Great House in Elland, and drove furiously through the town to is said to haunt Old Earth Farm before returning to the barn.

A story connects Leathery Coit, who was murdered in the pub in the 1700s, with the blood which indelibly stains the wooden staircase at the pub.

He is said to haunt Old Earth Farm.

See Haunted Calderdale

Leaver, JamesRef L319
[1859-1911] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone sett dresser [1911].

He married (1) Unknown.

Child: Edith [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

In 1906, he married (2) Amelia in Halifax.


Amelia [née Ambler] was the widow of
Thomas Henry Jowett
 

They lived at 15 Bruce Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911]

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Leaver, ThomasRef L826
[1???-18??]
He was appointed
Surveyor of the Highways for Rishworth [1835]

Leaver, WilliamRef L7640
[1846-1907] Quarryman.

He married Unknown.

Child: Harry

He lived at Farrer Heights, Ripponden.

On 9th July 1907, he was found dead in bed with his throat cut. His legs were tied together with bandages. An open blood-stained razor lay near.

The inquest returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity

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Leavey, Rev Arthur PaulRef L73
[19??-19??] He was Chaplain in the Forces before becoming Vicar of St John The Divine, Rastrick [1944-1949]. In June 1948, he was appointed an Inspector of Schools. In 1949, he left to become Chaplain of Lincoln Prison

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Leche, JohnRef L708
[14??-14??]
Of Shelf. An early member of the Leach family recorded in 1430

LeciaRef L383
[11??-1211] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1190-1211]

Leckenby, Benton & CompanyRef L1067
Machine tool makers at Perseverance Iron Works, Halifax [1905]

Lecturer's House, HalifaxRef L508
Causeway. House.

Owners and tenants have included

Ledgard Bridge, EllandRef L699

Ledgard, DanielRef L815
[17??-18??]
Son of
Edward Ledgard.

He inherited money from his uncle John Armitage

Ledgard, EdwardRef L513
[17??-17??] Of Mirfield.

In 1733, he married Anna Gill.

Children:

  1. Daniel who died unmarried at the age of 22
  2. Francis who died unmarried in 1802
  3. Edward

In 1762, Anna inherited Bonegate Hall from her brother Daniel and the Ledgard family went to live in Brighouse

Ledgard, EdwardRef L536
[1747-1812]
Son of
Edward Ledgard.

In 1762, he inherited Bonegate Hall from his mother, Ann Gill.

He married Susanna Armitage.

Children:

  1. Daniel
  2. William Edward

He was buried at Rastrick Church

Ledgard, HenryRef L586
[1807-1874]
Son of
William Edward Ledgard.

He married Mary Downs. They had children

Ledgard, JamesRef L756
[1863-1???] Son of Walter Ledgard.

Born in Rochdale.

He was an iron turner in machine shop [1881] / a mechanic of School Lane, Todmorden [1883] / a labourer for stone mason [1891] / a bobbin labourer [1901, 1911].

On 16th June 1883, he married Hannah Marshall [1860-1???] at Todmorden Register Office.


Hannah of Vale, Todmorden, was born in Cornholme
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1885] who was a cotton weaver [1901] & married  George Crossley
  2. John William
  3. Walter [b 1892] who was a bobbin labourer [1911]
  4. Mary Hannah [b 1896] who was a cotton frame doffer [1911]
  5. Thomas Marshall [b 1898] who was a half-timer bobbin mill  labourer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 16 Barnes Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 15 Victoria Street, Cornholme [1901]
  • Sunny Bank House, Cornholme [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was James's father Walter.

Living with them [in 1911] was daughter Ellen, her husband & family

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Ledgard, JaneRef L607
[1811-1883]
Second daughter of
William Edward Ledgard. She died unmarried at Brighouse

Ledgard, Dr Joe ArmitageRef L593
[1809-1881] Son of William Edward Ledgard.

He was a surgeon. He moved to Wetherby.

He married Margaret, daughter of Joseph Bates. They had children

He died in Boston Spa

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Ledgard, John WilliamRef L455
[1889-1918] Son of James Ledgard of Cornholme.

He was a member of the Cornholme Brass Band for ten years / a cotton weaver [1911] / employed by Joshua Smith Limited at Frostholme Mill, Cornholme.

In [Q1] 1910, he married Emily Ann Stansfield [1892-19??] in Todmorden.

Child: Stanley Stansfield [1911]

The family lived at

  • 865 Burnley Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1911]
  • Cornholme
  • 21 Rochdale Avenue, Nelson [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1914] in the Army Service Corps.

He was sent to Salonika [August 1916] where he served for 12 months before being sent to Palestine.

He spent two weeks in hospital with malaria. By the time he was discharged, his unit had moved out so he was transferred and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

He was sent to France [April 1918].

He was killed by shell fire in France [3rd September 1918] (aged 29).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [20th September 1918] reported his death.

He was buried at Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III H 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial.

In [Q2] 1920, Emily Ann married Frank Holden in Burnley.

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Ledgard, Mary SusannaRef L605
[1805-1877]
Daughter of
William Edward Ledgard.

She married (1) Mr Cooper.

She married (2) Mr Goldthorpe

Ledgard, WalterRef L786
[1834-1???] Born in Rochdale.

He was an iron bolt maker [1881] / a bobbin labourer [1901].

He married Mary A. [1835-1???].


Mary was born in Rochdale
 

Children:

  1. Matilda [b 1858] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  2. James

They lived at

  • 4 Sackville Street, Langfield [1881]
  • 15 Victoria Street, Cornholme (Walter living with son  James & family) [1901]

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Ledgard, WilliamRef L604
[1813-1876] Son of William Edward Ledgard.

He married (1) Mary Eyres.


Mary was the daughter of William Eyres [1759-1837]
 

On 30th October 1850, he married (2) Catherine Brooke at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Catherine was the daughter of John Brooke
 

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. John
  3. Florence [18??-1936] who married Canadian Admiral John  Denison [1853-1939]
  4. Armitage was the person involved in the building of the  four Alms Houses in Brighouse

Catherine later changed her name to Catharina.

They lived at Eller Close, Roundhay, Leeds.

William inherited Bonegate Hall.

He subsequently sold it to John Barber

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Ledgard, William EdwardRef L580
[1770-1827] Son of Edward Ledgard.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a merchant. He owned properties in Mirfield, Brighouse and Hipperholme. He inherited Bonegate Hall.

He married Elizabeth Beaumont [1780-1845].


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Beaumont of Goldthorpe, Kirkheaton
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Joe Armitage
  3. William
  4. Mary Susanna
  5. Jane
  6. Elizabeth [1815-1892] who married Benjamin Hopkinson Bates

His wife, Elizabeth, was buried at Rastrick

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Ledsham, HenryRef L33
[15??-1598] Aka Ledsam. He was Rector of Wallington, Hertfordshire [1576]. Vicar of Halifax from 12th September 1585 until his resignation on 29th November 1593.

He was murdered in London

Lee ...Ref L93
The entries for people & families with the surname Lee are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lee's: A. Lee & SonsRef L7020
Hipperholme coal merchants and furniture removals business [around 1900]. Established by Alfred Lee

Lee & CompanyRef L912
Halifax tailors.

Recorded around 1914, when John William Fothergill was employed there

Lee Bank Tunnel, HalifaxRef L1433
The 267-yards tunnel carried the High Level Railway between Ovenden and the Old Lane Tunnel to North Bridge Station, Halifax.

See Charlestown Viaduct, Halifax

Lee Bottom Cottage, TodmordenRef L1556
Lee Bottom Road. 18th century laithe-house.

Fielden House, Todmorden is attached

Lee Bottom, WalsdenRef L1394
An area of Walsden

Lee BridgeRef L289
At Lee Bridge where Lee Brook joins Hebble Brook.

Because of its state, the wooden bridge here was known as Shakehand Brig.

The bridge is mentioned in 1307.

In 1518, Richard Stancliffe left £6 13/4d to replace the original wooden bridge over the Hebble Brook with a stone bridge

In 1755, the old bridge was replaced by a new stone toll bridge for the Keighley to Wakefield turnpike.

The tolls were discontinued on 29th June 1867.

On 8th July 1880, one of the 10 ft span arches and 17 ft of the wall collapsed into the river below

Lee BridgeRef L34
Area of Calderdale to the north of Halifax where Lee Brook joins Hebble Brook.

The manor court of Ovenden was held here.

There have been several bridges over the brook here.

On 22nd May 1915, 20 people were injured when a tram overturned here.

See Birks Hall Lane, Halifax

Lee Bridge Co-OpRef L98
Branch number 17 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in June 1867

Lee Bridge Cocoa Tavern, HalifaxRef L1315
A branch of the Halifax Cocoa House Company opened in January 1887 on the site of the old toll house

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Lee Bridge House, HalifaxRef L1120
Owners and tenants have included

Lee Bridge Toll Bar, HalifaxRef L775
The toll bar served the Halifax-Keighley turnpike.

Keepers have included

It was discontinued at midnight Saturday, 29th June 1867 because there was no toll between Halifax and Keighley.

Lee Bridge Cocoa Tavern opened on the site [1887]

Lee Brook, HalifaxRef L606
Aka Mucky Beck. Stream which joins the Hebble Brook at Lee Bridge to flow beneath North Bridge.

It was part of the boundary between the townships of Ovenden and Northowram.

Many of the mills and quarries in the area discharged their effluence into the stream

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Lee Dam, LumbuttsRef L691
The Lee Dam Swim is held here

Lee Dam SwimRef L1343
A local tradition held at Lee Dam, Lumbutts. Established in the 1960s. It was originally held on New Year's Day – or the first Sunday in January – but the date became variable.

It was cancelled in January 2009, because health and safety issues made insurance difficult.

It was held on New Year's Day 2010 and 21st January 2013

Lee Farm, LumbuttsRef L1557
Lee Lane. House dated 1584. Now 2 dwellings

Lee's: Frederick Lee & CompanyRef L995
Printers, stationers and publishers established by Frederick Lee.

Partners included his brother John Alfred Lee and John Crowther.

They were at 34 Pavement, Todmorden [1905], 54 Rochdale Road [1917], and 24 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1927].

They published the Todmorden Advertiser.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [4th October 1907] published


Notice is hereby given that the partnership between us, the undersigned Frederick Lee, of Woodlands, in the Borough of Todmorden, in the County of York; John Alfred Lee, of Beaumont Street, Harehill, in the said Borough; and John Crowther, of Heath House, Hebden Bridge, in the said County of York, Esquire; carrying on business as Newspaper Publishers and general Printers at 34, Rochdale Road, Todmorden aforesaid, under the style or firm of Frederick Lee & Company has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 24th day of September, 1907.

All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frederick Lee, by whom the said business will in future be carried on

 

Their works at Pavement, Todmorden were destroyed by fire on 26th May 1911

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Lee's: Hanson Lee & SonsRef L318
Recorded around 1910, when they were at South Lane Mills, Elland

The Lee, HeptonstallRef L151
Owners and tenants have included

Lee House Cocoa Tavern, HalifaxRef L1032
A branch of the Halifax Cocoa House Company

Lee House, Ovenden WoodRef L297
Later known as Spring Gardens and Spring Lea, Ovenden Wood.

A house is mentioned in 1609, owned by John Bairstow. In 1623, he sold it to the Murgatroyd family.

The Murgatroyd family built the 17th century F-plan house. There is a datestone HM 1625 for Henry Murgatroyd.

It was extended in the 18th century. Part of the building was used as a store by the Waddington family of textile manufacturers and merchants.

In the 18th century, the building belonged to the Ramsbottom family of Birks Hall.

In the early 1800s, John Wade lived here.

In the 1800s, it was divided into 4 separate dwellings.

In 1870, it was a pub known as Wright's Gardens.

It became the Spring Gardens Pub.

In the 1930s, it became derelict.

In the 1940s, it was restored.

See John Richard Bedford

Lee House, ShibdenRef L365
Lee Lane.

2-storey house built in 1766 as a wedding present for a daughter of the Stocks family.

The house was designed in Georgian style by John Carr of York.

Owners and tenants have included

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Lee's: James Lee & SonsRef L1019
Leather merchants, tanners and curriers established in 1839 by James Lee at Hipperholme Tannery.

His sons, John and James, joined the business.

In 1874, they were listed as tanners and curriers, manufacturers of combing, spinning, roving and drawing leathers, double and single belting, laces and leathers for all sorts of mill purposes.

An advertisement describes them as winners of several international awards, patentees and manufacturers of

Adjustable link belting

for driving electrical equipment, and manufacturers of

Non-such lace

which was invaluable for cotton-spinners and could not be equalled for lightness and strength.

In 1903, they moved to Denholmegate Road.

The business closed in 19??.

See Lee's Buildings, Hipperholme

Lee Mill Fustian Manufacturing, Dyeing & Finishing CompanyRef L1006
Dyers and finishers at Lee Mill, Heptonstall [1905]

Lee MountRef L35
District to the north of Halifax, south of Ovenden.

See Bank Top, Lee Mount and Lee Bank

Lee Mount ClubRef L1432

Lee Mount Co-OpRef L323
Branch number 26 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in February 1884

Lee Mount Liberal ClubRef L1542

Lee Mount LibraryRef L1215
Recorded in 1936

Lee Mount Post OfficeRef L1117
Recorded in 1905 at 2 Japan Street

Lee Mount Rugby ClubRef L362
Recorded in 1914

Lee Mount Subscription Brass BandRef L811
Aka Lee Mount Band.

Formed in 1888.

In September 1901, they won the 1000 guineas Gold Championship Trophy at Crystal Palace.

In 1905, their rehearsal room was at Old Lane, Halifax. Disbanded in 1???.

See Cain Thornton and Frederick Walker

Lee Mount Working Men's ClubRef L1543

The Lee, NorthowramRef L328
Owners and tenants have included

The Lee, ShibdenRef L506
House near Shibden Mill.

Owners and tenants have included

Lee Smith WiresRef L309
Established in 1982, when the former Frederick Smith & Company was taken over by Arthur Lee & Sons

Lee's: T. & D. LeeRef L1367
Furniture removers, storers and general carriers at Halifax. Recorded in 1905, when they had offices at 47 Northgate Yard, Halifax and 51 Bedford Street North, Halifax

Lee's: W. & R. K. Lee LimitedRef L1074
Cotton and spun rayon doublers and spinners.

Partners included William Lee and Robert Kelsall Lee.

They were at Lock Hill Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1905, 1921], Kebroyd Mills, Triangle, Dean Mills, Triangle [1915], and Manchester.

Established in 1???.

They were partners in Croslee Yarns Limited.

The Roll of Honour for those employees who died in World War I, can be seen in Bankfield Museum

In 1949, they and Spur Doubling Mill Limited were directly controlled by John Crossley & Sons Limited.

See Frank Lee

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Leech, Cuthbert H.Ref L799
[18??-19??]
He lived at
Crawstone Hall, Greetland

Leech, Dr J. T.Ref L1304
[18??-19??]
Physician. He was Medical Officer of Health [1905]

Leech, JohnRef L1820
[1854-1???] Born in Cheshire.

He was an elementary schoolmaster [1881].

He married Unknown.

He was widowed by 1881.

Children:

  1. Frederick Ernest [b 1877]
  2. Rose Ethel [b 1878]

They lived at The School House, Northowram [1881].

The School House is listed next to the Craven Heifer, Northowram in the 1881 census

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Leech, John Ellis GordonRef L63
[1885-1920] Born in Thurstonland, Huddersfield.

He was Curate at Brighouse [1910-1912] / a boarder with Rev Oscar Sidney Laurie [1911] / curate-in-charge of Sharlston [1912-1917] / vicar of Thurgoland, Sheffield.

He died 5th November 1920 (aged 34) 

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Leech, Dr PriestleyRef L967
[18??-19??] MD, FRCS.

He was junior house surgeon at Warrington Infirmary / physician and surgeon at Halifax [1895] / Medical Officer at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1895] / President of Halifax & District Medical Society [1900] / honorary surgeon to Halifax Infirmary [1905].

He contributed papers to the leading medical journals.

He lived at 34 King Cross Road [1905].

See Rev John Barling

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Leedes, Edward RookesRef L249

Leedham, Ellis & PrattRef L1230
Quarrymen at Northowram, Clayton and Thornton.

Partners included John Leedham, Edward Ellis and William Pratt.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1854

Leeds & West Riding Junction RailwayRef L1240
In November 1884, an application was made to Parliament for a line from Leeds to Bradford, and Halifax, passing Wyke, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, Northowram, Southowram, Skircoat, Elland-cum-Greetland, Warley, Norland and Sowerby.

See Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway

Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction RailwayRef L988
The line was started in August 1852, and opened on 31st July 1854.

In 1863, it was decided to amalgamate the company with the Great Northern Railway Company.

See Leeds & West Riding Junction Railway

Leeds, Bradford & Halifax RailwayRef L990
See Halifax Railway Station and Trains

Leeds Fireclay Company LimitedRef L1044
The business was established in 1842 when John Lassey [1822-1858] and William Wilcock [1824-1877] bought 22 acres of land and registered Lassey and Wilcock, coal proprietors and brick makers.

In 1863, John's widow, Margaret, sold her share of the business to Leeds businessman, John Holroyd.

The business was registered as the Wilcock and Company.

They produced Burmantofts faience pottery, salt-glazed bricks, and decorative tiles.

In 1888, the business was registered as the Burmantofts Company.

In 1889, the Burmantofts Company – together with

- consolidated into the Leeds Fireclay Company Limited.

In 1904, pottery production finished.

In 1907, Oates and Green Limited was acquired.

They were at

  • Mytholm, Hipperholme [1914, 1921]
  • Shibden Hall Pit [1921]

Around 1915, they manufactured ceramics and pottery for the chemical industry.

See Newton Brooke, William Drake, Lower Place Farm, Southowram and Mytholm Mill, Northowram

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Leeds, of DukeRef L1275
Lord of the Manor of Wakefield, Marquess of Carmarthen. He had jurisdiction over Halifax prior to the incorporation of Halifax Borough. The town was governed by a bailiff.

See Duke of Leeds' Arms, Halifax and James Whitaker

Leeds's: Thomas Leeds & CompanyRef L8840
Recorded in 1799-1800, when they were at Gauxholme Cotton Mill

Leek, John WilliamRef L253
[1863-19??] Born in Tadcaster.

He was a solicitor's clerk [1891] / an accountant [1901] / a land & estate agent [1911].

In [Q1] 1888, he married (1) Ruth Ann Bentley [1866-1907] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was born in Halifax, daughter of
William Bentley
 

Children:

  1. Frank Bentley [b 1890] who was an advertising agent  [1911], an assistant paymaster in the Royal Naval Reserves [WW1]
  2. Maud Asquith [1889] who died aged 2 months
  3. Constance Asquith [1892-1901]
  4. Wilfred Bentley
  5. Horace Bentley [b 1896] who was a stuff & fent assistant  [1911], with the Bradford 2nd Pals [WW1]
  6. William Bentley [b 1898]
  7. Lucy Asquith [b 1899] who was a blind from birth [1901]

Ruth Ann died 15th June 1907 (aged 41).

In [Q3] 1909, he married (2) Jessica Muriel Maud [1887-19??] in Halifax.


Jessica Muriel Maud was born in Fort William, Calcutta, India
 

Child: 7. George Arthur Rowe [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 8 Apsley Terrace, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • Stutleyville, Kingston, Halifax (between Tyson Street & Warley  Road) [1901]
  • 15 Grove Terrace, Bradford [1911]
  • 281 Rock Terrace, Manningham, Bradford [1915]

Living with them [in 1901] were nieces Maud Mary Walker [aged 22] and Gertrude Asquith Walker [aged 18].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1459]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Leek, Wilfred BentleyRef L255
[1894-1915] Son of John William Leek.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School / a wool sorter [1911] / a commercial traveller.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 72nd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

After training in Eastbourne, he was sent to France [2nd September 1915].

He was killed in France [27th September 1915].

The Halifax Courier [16th October 1915] reported his death with a photograph. He was buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, France. and

He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1459], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

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Leeman, Rev William LutherRef L1406
[1848-1905] MA, FRGS.

He was Curate at Hartshead / Clifton [1872-1873] / Chaplain to Viscount Halifax [1874].

He left and served as curate at Holy Trinity, Windsor [1876-1877], vicar of Rosedale in the North Riding [1877-1879], and vicar of Seaforth, Lancashire [1879-1882].

He died in Lincoln [Q1 1905]

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Leeming, AlfredRef L791
[18??-19??]
Father of architects
Joseph and John Leeming

Leeming & LeemingRef L1046
Architectural partnership of brothers Joseph and John Leeming. They were both apprenticed to Charles Frederick Luke Horsfall.

The partnership was set up in Northgate [1872] and they had offices at 34 George Street, Halifax.

Later, they were at 117 Victoria Street, London.

The firm won many prizes for their work.

The firm designed the Halifax Borough Market, and the adjacent Old Arcade and Russell Street Arcade. They submitted their designs under the name Auld Lang Syne.

They worked on other local buildings, including King Cross Methodist Chapel, Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden, Stainland Mechanics' Institute and Upper Brockholes Methodist Chapel and extensions to Heath Grammar School.

They also designed the Admiralty and the War Office in London [1884], the Market Hall Oldham, and Kirkgate Market, Leeds.

See Richard Fielding Farrar

Leeming, DanRef L875
[1???-18??] Partner in Crossley & Leeming.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. a daughter
  2. a daughter
  3. Sarah who married [1854] Christopher Hebblethwaite  from Rochdale, at Square Chapel

Leeming, DanRef L1190
[1802-1863] Born in Southowram.

He was a machine maker [1841] / a farmer of 14 acres employing 1 man [1851].

On 2nd October 1820, he married Sarah Crossley [1803-1869] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary [1823-1853] who was a worsted spinner [1841] &  married Thomas Lister
  3. Ann [b 1826] who was a worsted spinner [1841]
  4. William [b 1827] who was a mechanic [1841] = (possibly)   William Leeming
  5. Sarah [b 1830]
  6. Emma [1831-1879]
  7. Dan
  8. Grace [b 1837] who was a dress maker [1851]
  9. Ellen [b 1840]

They lived at Kershaw's Yard, Southowram [1841].

Dan died 19th September 1863 (aged 61).

Sarah died 24th June 1869 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2886] with daughter-in-law Ellen Leeming

Leeming, DanRef L143
[1835-1902] Son of Dan Leeming.

He was a wool sorter [1851] / a machine maker [1871].

He married Sarah Ann [1835-1897].

They lived at 21 Smith Street, Halifax [1871].

Sarah Ann died 31st January 1897 (aged 62).

Dan died 15th January 1902 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1416] with his brother John Leeming

Leeming, EdwardRef L115
[1841-1???] Son of Samuel Leeming.

He married Jane.

Children:

  1. Eliza Ann [1866-1868]
  2. Samuel [1865-1868]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3392] with their Leeming grandparents

Leeming's Furnishers, HalifaxRef L1473
Upholsterers and furnishers established by H. Leeming. They were at 29 Lister Lane [1936]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Edmund Schutze

Leeming, H.Ref L1472
[18??-19??] Established in Leeming's

This & associated entries use material contributed by Edmund Schutze

Leeming Hall, TodmordenRef L562
Millwood Lane.

Owners and tenants of the Hall have included

Linda Briggs writes that


The house was bought in 1910 by my grandmother's uncle, Tom Law. It had been a large estate, but in 1909 it was broken up into lots and sold at auction. Uncle Tom bought Lot 7 for £430. This consisted of the house, the dairy, the adjacent garden cottage and 2 closes of land. The total area was 860 square yards. My grandmother and my father moved to live with Uncle Tom at Leeming Hall during the 1920s. Uncle Tom died in 1927 at which time the house was sold to sisters Ellen Florence Ashworth and Mary Hannah Ashworth for £865
 

Conveyance Dated 29th January 1910


William Henry Sutcliffe Esq., the personal representative of Mr James Crabtree deceased, to Mr Tom Law, the Conveyance of the freehold estate called Leeming Hall situate at Millwood in the borough of Todmorden in the County of York with the dwelling house Garden Cottage and the appurtenances thereto belonging.

Eastwood & Sutcliffe Solicitors Todmorden

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Leeming, Henry CharlesRef L154
[18??-18??] Halifax solicitor.

See Samuel Hoyle

Leeming, JohnRef L757
[1821-1870] Son of Dan Leeming.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic [1844, 1851] / landlord of the Britannia Inn [1861].

In 1844, he married (1) Ellen Harraby [1822-1858] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Crossley [b 1849] who died aged 11 weeks & was buried  with his mother
  2. Sam [1853-1877] who was an accountant's clerk [1871] &  was buried with his father

Ellen died 5th July 1858 (aged 37), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2886] with John's parents.

In [Q1] 1859, he married (2) Sarah Bligh [1813-1866] in Halifax.


Sarah (née Rothera), was the widow of William Bligh
 

Child: 2. Annie E. [b 1861]

Sarah died 28th June 1866 (aged 53)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2733] with her first husband.

On 4th December 1869, he married (3) Sarah Ann King [1834-1897] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Manchester, the daughter of John King
 

They had no children.

John died 17th December 1870 (aged 49).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1416] with his brother Dan Leeming.

Sarah Ann took over at the Britannia Inn [1871, 1874].

She died in 1897 and was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [27th January 1897]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley, Glynn Helliwell & Tony Leeming

Leeming, JohnRef L37
[1849-1931] FRIBA.

Son of Alfred Leeming, and brother and partner of Joseph Leeming.

He was articled to Charles Frederick Luke Horsfall [1865]. John was later assistant to Adams & Kelly in Leeds, and Owen Edwards and Thomas William Helliwell in Brighouse [between 1869 and 1872].

The brothers subsequently set up their own practice – Leeming & Leeming.

He was admitted FRIBA on 18th February 1901

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant

Leeming, JosephRef L239
[1850-1929] FRIBA.

Son of Alfred Leeming. Brother and partner of John Leeming.

He was articled to Charles Frederick Luke Horsfall [1866]. Joseph was later assistant to Thomas William Helliwell in Brighouse [between 1871 and 1872].

In 1872, the brothers set up their own practice – Leeming & Leeming.

He was admitted FRIBA on 10th February 1901

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Billingsley

Leeming, RobertRef L1121
[18??-19??] Farm bailiff and agricultural instructor at Shibden Industrial School. He lived at Lister Road [1905]

Leeming, SamuelRef L62
[1805-1863] Born in Stainland.

He was a woolcomber [1841] / a labourer / billposter [1851] / a billposter [1861].

He married Sarah [1806-1877].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1826]
  2. George [b 1833] who was a cooper [1851, 1861]
  3. Ann [b 1836] who was a worker in a worsted factory [1851]
  4. Edward [b 1841] who was a machine maker [1861]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1843] who was a setter of figures for  carpets [1861] & married Uriah Lee
  6. Eliza J. [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • 36 Bank Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 12 South Bank Street, Halifax [1861]

Samuel died 24th October 1863 (aged 58).

Sarah died 29th May 1877 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3392]

Leeming, VinahRef L734
[1865-1903] Daughter of William Leeming.

She was headmistress at St Augustine's Infant School.

In late 1902, she suffered ill-health and became affected with religious mania.

On 22nd January 1903, she was out walking with her father when she climbed the wall to Pellon Reservoir, and jumped in.

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2377] with other members of her family

The Leeds Mercury [27th January 1903] reported the Inquest


An inquest regarding the death of Vinah Leeming, a schoolmistress, whose body was found in Pellon reservoir, was held at Halifax yesterday.

The evidence showed that Miss Leeming, who was 38 years of age, had been head mistress at St Augustine's Infants' School for a number of years. Three months ago, on account of her ill-health, she was granted a holiday by the school managers, who paid her wages for the time she was absent from duty, but she resumed her duties at the school at Christmas.

The fact that she had received money that she had not earned, her father said, troubled her, and she was also affected with religious mania.

On Thursday evening, whilst he was out for a walk with her, she gave him the slip. She had never threatened to commit suicide.

A small wall, however, had to be climbed to reach the reservoir, and the Jury returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst insane"

 

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Leeming, WilliamRef L1097
[18??-18??] Journeyman mechanic at Beaumont Town, and formerly, tea dealer and draper at Wesley Street, Halifax.

In November 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Leeming, WilliamRef L1248
[1828-1910] Son of Dan Leeming

Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper (iron foundry) [1851] / a machinist (worsted department) [1861] / a mechanic worsted machinery [1871].

In [Q2] 1847, he married Elizabeth Birch [1826-1887] in Halifax.

Sarah died 4th January 1858 (aged 8).

Children:

  1. Hephzibah [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. Sarah [1850-1858]
  3. Edward / Edwin [b 1852] who was a worsted spinner  [1861], a joiner model maker [1871]
  4. Janet [1853-1867]
  5. Mary E. [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  6. Frederick W. [b 1860]
  7. Annie Elizabeth [1861-1863]
  8. Herbert [1856-1864]
  9. Vinah

They lived at

  • 35 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 Wesley Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 16 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Elizabeth died 14th May 1887 (aged 61).

William died 2nd February 1910 (aged 82).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2377] with William's sister Emma Leeming [1831-1879]

Lees ...Ref L908
The entries for people & families with the surname Lees are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lees & CollingeRef L96
Wholesale grocers & provision merchants at 12 Portland Street, Halifax [1936, 1940]

Lees & RiggRef L1379
Cotton spinners at Stubbing Mill (?) [1809]

The Lees, BrighouseRef L1252
Mill Lane / Armytage Road.

The Abattoir of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited opened here in 1888.

The Society's Joiner's shop, known as the Cabinet Works was on the first floor of the building.

There was also a small terrace of houses here which were owned by, and possibly built by, the Society


Question: Were the houses built by the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited?

 

See Bridge End Co-Op, Rastrick

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Terry

Lees's: J. S. Lees & CompanyRef L1565
Accountants and insurance brokers established by Joseph Shaw Lees. They were at Southgate Chambers, Halifax [1920]

Lees's: John & Samuel LeesRef L1023
Merchants and woollen manufacturers at Hebble Mill, Wheatley. Except for weaving, they carried out complete processing of wool into cloth.

They occupied rooms at the Piece Hall [1787].

Partners included John Lees and Samuel Lees.

In June 1803, the business was declared bankrupt

Lees's: Messrs LeesRef L546
Business at New Road, Halifax.

(Possibly) carpet manufacturers.

Recorded around 1913, when Walter Green, a creeler in a carpet weaving business, worked here

Lees Road Co-operative SocietyRef L1041
The Lees Road branch of the Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society opened in 1892

Lees's: Walter Lees & Company LimitedRef L1068
Engineers and brassfounders at Bedford Street, Halifax [1905]

Leese, GeorgeRef L1283
[1855-19??] Born in Leek / Cheddleton, Staffordshire.

He was a manufacturer [1881] / a licensed auctioneer [1891] / a shop keeper (glass and china) [1901] / a retired china merchant [1911].

A 1900 advertisement announced

G. Leese

Wants everybody to know that he keeps the Largest Stock of Glass & China in Yorkshire

12 Arcade, Halifax

He married Sarah Ann [1852-19??].


Sarah Ann was born in Longton, Staffordshire.

She was a shop keeper glass & china

 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Uttoxeter Road, Stone, Staffordshire [1881]
  • 97 Briggate, Leeds [1891]
  • 5 Russell Street, Halifax (George was a visitor in  Blackpool) [1901]
  • 65 Carlisle Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire [1911]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Jeffrey Knowles

Leftley, Dr JohnRef L695
[19??-] He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

He is a discovery scientist in the field of microbiology and marine science based at Oban

This & associated entries use material contributed by Dave Van De Gevel

Legard, MatildaRef L547
[1???-18??]
Of Scarborough.

She married Robert Alexander

Legends, myths & talesRef L48

Legends of the Lower Calder ValleyRef L347
A website – published by Kai Roberts – with stories of hauntings and folk traditions in the Brighouse and Elland district

Legg, William Thomas EasterbrookRef L871
[1920-1944]
Son of Clara Ellen & Henry Tope Legg.

He married Elizabeth Urquhart.

They lived in Highroad Well, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Flying Officer with the 521st Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 28th October 1944 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [207]

Leggett, ReubenRef L715
[1844-1930] Born in Wildsworth, Lincolnshire.

He was a coal merchant (employer) [1901, 1911].

On 21st October 1876, he married Sarah Ann Newton at St James's Church, Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
Alfred Newton
 

Children:

  1. Tom Newton
  2. William Henry

They lived at

  • 7 Crossley Hill Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 7 Westbourne Crescent, Halifax [1918]

Sarah Ann died 30th January 1923 (aged 77).

Reuben died 13th October 1930 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4557] with Sarah Ann's parents

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Leggett, Tom NewtonRef L635
[1876-1947] Son of Reuben Leggett.

Born in Halifax.

He was a printer (letterpress machine man) [1901] / a printer at Bull Green, Halifax [1927].

In [Q3] 1910, he married Margaret E. White in Halifax.

Child: Tom [b 1914]

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Leggett, William HenryRef L544
[1886-1918] Son of Reuben Leggett.

Born in Salterhebble.

He was a member of Salterhebble United Methodist Free Chapel / educated at Halifax Secondary School / a member of the Builders' Exchange / a member of the National Association of Agricultural  Engineers / a commercial traveller (agricultural implements) [1911] / employed by E. A. Hirst, agricultural & dairy outfitter at  Crown Street, Halifax.

When E. A. Hirst left the district, he transferred the business to William Henry, who then went into business on his own account, at the bottom of Lister Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and joined Army Service Corps.

He was later transferred and served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion Tank Corps.

He was wounded in both arms, both legs and in the jaw. He died from his wounds at a Rouen hospital [10th October 1918] (aged 31). His brother Tom Newton Leggett was on his way to France to see him, but was stopped at Southampton when news of the death arrived.

The Halifax Courier [19th October 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref S II S 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell Probate records show that he left effects valued at £211 3/2d.

Probate was granted to his father Reuben

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Legh, Rev Dr GeorgeRef L41
[1693-1775] LLD.

Vicar of Halifax [1731]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Corbett & David Glover

The Legion of FrontiersmenRef L1478
Recorded in 1936 at 10a Princess Street, Halifax

Legislation & ActsRef L1302

Leicester, Earl ofRef L718
In 1566, Queen Elizabeth granted land in the district to the Earl of Leicester. This included

  1. 533 acres and 1½ rood of land, and a parcel of land approximately 80 yards by 40 yards, 4 watercourses, and 2 parcels of land and waste within the graveship of Sowerby
  2. 221 acres and 2½ roods of land, and pieces of land approximately 50 yards by 20 yards, and 1 watercourse in the graveship of Hipperholme
  3. 12 acres and ½ rood of land in the graveship of Rastrick

The following year, the Earl granted these lands to Henry Savile [of Lupset] and Thomas Gargrave [of Kinsley]

Leicester, MilnerRef L1635
[18??-1???] He married Mary Hannah, daughter of Thomas Collinson

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Leiche, RichardRef L1198
[15??-15??] Minister at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1551].

Recorded on 7th June 1551 when he was a witness to the will of Edward Waterhouse

Leigh, Charles Robert FisherRef L429
[19??-19??]
He lived at
Woodside, Ripponden.

He married Mavis Anne Greenslade.

Children:

  1. David Patrick [b 1946]
  2. Sally Nicola [b 1947]

Leigh, Edward EgertonRef L697
[1851-1913] Of Broadwell, Gloucestershire. Third son of Colonel Egerton Leigh, Conservative MP for Mid-Cheshire.

In September 1874, he married Laura Maude Edwards.

Child: J. E.

In 1912, he was involved in a carriage accident which aggravated his failing health and led to his death a year later

Leigh, Rev FrancisRef L556
[18??-18??] MA.

Of Leek, Staffordshire.

In September 1867, he married Marian Prescott

Leigh, Dr GeorgeRef L812

Leigh, Captain J. E.Ref L1439
[1???-1914] Son of Edward Egerton Leigh and grandson of Sir Henry Edwards of Pye Nest, Halifax.

He was killed in action [4th April 1917]

Leigh, JohnRef L874
[15??-15??]
Or Johannis Lee.

Vicar of Elland [1577]

Leigh, Mrs M.Ref L1536
[18??-1???]
Lived at
Hoyle House, Friendly. A lintel is dated 18 ML 85 when she rebuilt part of the house which had collapsed [1885]

Leighton, Rev EdwardRef L625
[1801-1874] He trained at Rotherham College [1826] before becoming First Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden [1837-1840].

He married Frances Sanderson.

Child: Elizabeth

In 1840, he resigned when the Chapel was unable to pay his salary, a consequence of the depression following mill closures in the district.

He moved to Loughborough [August 1840], then to Heanor in Derbyshire.

He lived at Lochbie House, Hornsey Rise, London [1865].

He died at Hornsey

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Leighton, Elizabeth WalkerRef L418
[18??-18??] Daughter of Rev Edward Leighton.

On 2nd November 1852, she married (1) Edward Hawksley Oates at Zion Chapel, Heanor, Derbyshire.

Edward died in Florida [26th February 1854].

On 31st August 1865, she married (2) Joseph Crossley, becoming his second wife.

Joseph died 14th September 1868.

After Joseph's death, she lived at Broomfield House, Halifax [1871], and then Highgate, London

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LeisingRef L42
[1085-11??] Aka Leisigus, Leisingus, Leising de Eland.

Son of Orm.

Born in Rochdale.

Like his grandfather Gamel and his father, he managed Elland for the absentee landowners, the de Lacy family. He held the Manor of Rochdale.

He married Unknown.

Child: Henry

He lived at Elland Hall and was succeeded by his son Henry

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Leister, ThomasRef L1383
[16??-16??] Son of James George Lister.

He emigrated to the USA.

He changed his surname to Lester

Lello, William RichardRef L972
[1855-1908]
He ran a number of public dining rooms in the Hebden Bridge district, including tea-rooms at
Hardcastle Crags [1902]

Lemm, EdwardRef L704
[1879-1956] Son of Mr Lemm, and uncle of Joseph Lemm.

Born in Tipton, Staffordshire.

He was a crabbing labourer (dye works) [1911].

He served in the Labour Corps from 25th January 1915. He was discharged as

no longer physically fit for war service

with a gratuity of £50 on the 4th February 1918.

On 25th August 1901, he married Edith Annie Parker at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Edith Annie was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Abraham Parker
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [1904-1969] who was buried at St Martin's Church
  2. Squire [1906-1971]
  3. John [1910-1970]
  4. Elsie [b 1912]
  5. Fred

They lived at 44 Police Street, Brighouse [1911]

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Lemm, FredRef L267
[1914-1942] Son of Edward Lemm.

Born 4th May 1914.

He worked for Whitehead's, dyers, at Bailiff Bridge.

He married Unknown.

Child: child

They lived at 38 Police Street, Brighouse.

During World War II, he enlisted with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps [February 1940] and served as a Private / Craftsman with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

He died in Netley Hospital, Hampshire [10th October 1942].

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [D C 284]

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Lemm, JosephRef L919
[1892-1918] Son of Thomas Lemm, and nephew of Edward Lemm of Brighouse.

Born in Sheffield.

During World War I, he enlisted in Pontefract and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [4th November 1918].

He was buried at Ruesnes Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I A 12].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

See J. Lenn

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Lemm, MrRef L731
[18??-1???] Of Staffordshire.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Edward

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lemm, ThomasRef L887
[1860-1916] Son of Mr Lemm.

He married Sabina Higgs [1861-1944].

Child: Joseph

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Lench House, RishworthRef L404
House dated BY 1702 IB and a barn dated IAB 1705

Lenches, Parrack NookRef L839
Farm.

Owners and tenants have included

Lenn, J.Ref L703
[18??-19??] This man is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial – serving with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) - and on Brighouse War Memorial, but his exact identity is unclear.

Contributor Derrick Habergham has found that Joseph Lemm had an uncle who lived in Brighouse, although he served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

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Lennard'sRef L1680
Brighouse florists. Recorded in the 1940s, when they were at 2 Bradford Road, Brighouse [Tel: 233]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeremy C Lefever

Lennard, Rev Vivian RodwellRef L677
[18??-19??]
MA.

He was Curate at Halifax [1882] / Second Vicar of Lightcliffe [8th August 1883].

In [Q2] 1884, he married Janet Margaret Green in Bakewell.

Children:

  1. Janet Ethel Vivian [bapt 9th April 1887]
  2. Reginald Vivian [bapt 8th October 1885]

See Hipperholme Infants' School

Lennock, RowlandRef L803
[1913-1942] Son of Rose Ethel & Percy Lennock of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Edith Simcock in Halifax.

They lived at Scholes.

During World War II, and he served as a Sergeant with the 218th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 5th May 1942 (aged 29).

He was buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 9 J 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Leno, DanRef L1404
[1860-1904]
Music hall comedian.

He and Robert Williamson Templeton appeared on the same bill at the Star Theatre, Stockton [12th June 1885]

He and the Leno Family appeared on the bill of Templeton's Varieties at the Halifax Gaiety Theatre

Lent, Alice BriggsRef L423
[1908-1965] Aka Alice Briggs.

Daughter of Annie Lent & Frank Gledhill Briggs.

Born 4th January 1908 – before her parents' marriage; baptised 9th February 1908.

She never married.

She lived at 6A Ryburn Street, Sowerby Bridge.

She died at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [30th July 1965] - 20 days after her mother. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £383.

Administration was granted to her aunt Elsie Briggs.

She is buried in the family grave at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

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Lent & WhiteheadRef L1415
Halifax engineers. The business became W. Lent & Company

Lent's: K. M. Lent LimitedRef L1196
Furniture manufacturers and house furnishers at Halifax [1950s] and Keighley.

The owner was Kenneth M. Lent [1952]

Lent, Kenneth M.Ref L1299
[1914-1969] Son of Annie (née Morton) & Frederick J. Lent

Born in Halifax.

Owner of the furnishing business K. M. Lent Limited.

In [Q3] 1939, he married Gladys J. Raper in Halifax.

They lived at Park Road, Halifax [1952].

Late on 29th May 1952, Kenneth was passenger is a car driven by George H. Heseltine when the vehicle struck the kerb and somersaulted onto its side at Brearley, near Halifax. Kenneth sustained leg and face injuries; Heseltine was killed

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Lent's: W. Lent & CompanyRef L1416
Originally Lent & Whitehead.

Saw mill engineers and makers of wood working machinery at New Road Ironworks [1912]

Leonard, JamesRef L1308
[18??-18??]
Soap manufacturer at Rastrick [1874]

Leonard, JamesRef L860
[18??-18??]
BA.

He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street. He joined the ministry

Leonard, PatrickRef L782
[1879-19??] A labourer of New Bank, Halifax.

In March 1902, he stabbed John Lister in his left shoulder.

Lister had befriended Leonard sometime before.

Leonard was sentenced to 4 months' hard labour

Leoné Studios, HalifaxRef L828
27 Rhodes Street, Halifax.

Studios of Birch's photographers [1950]

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Leppington, SamRef L789
[1857-1916] Son of Samuel Leppington.

Born in Southowram.

He never married.

He lived at Lane Head House, Brighouse.

Sam died at Brighouse Wood Road [21st April 1916] (aged 58).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-R23] with his parents [U 26]

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Leppington, SamuelRef L332
[1807-1872] Born in Sheffield.

He was a fancy woollen manufacturer at his Leppington's mill at  Brookfoot [1842] / a woollen scribbler employing 12 men [1851] / a Surveyor of the Highways for the township of  Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1860] / owner of Brookfoot Mill, Brighouse [1867].

In December 1860, he was charged with neglecting to repair about 1000 yards of road between Bonegate and Slead Syke. He claimed that he had no authority to repair the road in question, and this was supported by a recent meeting of ratepayers. The case was referred to the Assizes.

On 21st April 1847, he married Mary Ann Woodhouse [1823-1878] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. William Earnshaw
  2. twins Elizabeth [b 1850]
  3. Mary [1850-16th January 1940]
  4. Lucy [1852-27th January 1936]
  5. Sarah [1853-8th November 1938] who married James Higgs
  6. Alice Ann [b 1855]
  7. Sam
  8. Fanny [1862-10th April 1936]

They lived at

Samuel died 21st August 1872 (aged 66).

Mary Ann died 23rd April 1878 (aged 54).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-R23]

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Leppington, William EarnshawRef L1626
[1848-1911] Son of Samuel Leppington.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone merchant [1881].

On 25th January 1888, he married Mary Freeman [1851-1919] in St Martin in the Fields, London


Mary was born in Southowram
 

They (probably) had no children.

In 1892, he bought the Castle Carr estate.

By 1895, he tired of the property – which proved to be an immense residence to staff and maintain, and difficult of access – and he sold the estate to John Murgatroyd of Broadfold whose estate bordered the Castle Carr land.

The couple died at Oak Hill House, Torre, Torquay: William [19th June 1911] (aged 63); Mary [8th February 1919] (aged 67).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B28]

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: ]

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Leppington's WoodRef L302
Woodland at Brookfoot, Brighouse

Leppingwell, HerbertRef L1368
[1857-1???] Watch and clock maker in Halifax.

In [Q2] 1879, he married Alice Redman in Halifax.

Recorded in 1881 at 65 Pellon Lane, Halifax.

On 4th January 1886, a Herbert Leppingwell was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment for

Larceny by bailee

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Leroyd, MichaelRef L1352
[15??-1614]
Of Sowerby.

Heywood records that


[he] died in the snow of 1614
 

Lesley, JamesRef L7720
[1844-1???] He was a farmer of 30 acres Sunny Bank Farm, Southowram [1881]

He married Leah [1844-1???].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

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Less Colden Farm, HeptonstallRef L1519
Late 18th century laithe-house.

See Higher Colden, Heptonstall

Lesser Blackwell HallRef L461
See Blackwell Hall, Halifax

Letcher, Rev T.Ref L956
[18??-19??]
United Methodist Free Church minister at Elland [1905]

Letellier, FrRef L381
[1???-18??] A French Roman Catholic priest who, together with Father Dubois, fled from France during the Napoleonic Wars and established a small Catholic chapel at a house in Lilly Lane, Halifax. They returned to France after Napoleon had been deposed


Question: Could he be the victim of the robbery on 21st February 1812?

 

Letten, George JohnRef L722
[1873-1915]
Son of
William Letten.

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

He died 1st September 1915 (aged 42).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [119-125 / 222 & 223], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Letten, WilliamRef L658
[18??-19??]

He married Diana Patterson [18??-19??].

Child: George John

They lived at 14 Dyson Square, Bonegate, Brighouse [1915]

Levens, Rev John ThomsonRef L653
[18??-19??]
MA.

Curate at Lightcliffe [1899]

Lever BrothersRef L1071
They had a laundry at Albert Road, Halifax [1905]

Lever, HenryRef L1189
[1836-1905] Born in Ovenden.

He was a woollen spinner [1871] / a dyehouse labourer [1881] / a dyer's labourer [1891] / a slab dyer [1901].

In [Q1] 1866, he married Elizabeth Greenwood in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
William Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1868] who was a shoe maker [1891]
  2. Luther [b 1870] who was a cabinet maker [1891]
  3. Ellen [b 1873] who was a worsted weaver [1891], a damask  weaver [1901]

They lived at

  • 15 Crossley Terrace, Halifax (with Elizabeth's parents)   [1871]
  • 1 Walker's Court, Halifax [1881]
  • 2 Roseberry Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Henry died 11th September 1905 (aged 69).

Elizabeth died 7th August 1910 (aged 75).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1368] with Elizabeth's parents and grandson Luther Cyril Lever [1902-1903]

Lever, JackRef L482
[19??-19??]
JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1967-1968]

Lever, JohnRef L870
[1885-1918] Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France [5th January 1918].

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref IX B 14].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

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Lever, PeterRef L327
[1940-] Todmorden-born county and England cricketer. Between 1970 and 1975, he played in 17 Tests and 10 one-day internationals. He attended Todmorden Grammar School. He was a member of Todmorden Cricket Club

Leverthorpe, JoanRef L157
[1479-15??]
One of the last 3
nuns of Kirklees Priory in the 16th century.

See Three Nuns, Kirklees Park

Levitt, CharlesRef L665
[1831-1870] Son of Mr Levitt.

Born in Dewsbury.

He was a woollen worker [1841] / a stuff dyer [1861].

He married Jane [1830-1891].


Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harvey [b 1854]

They lived at 28 Wood Street, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was Charles's widowed mother Mary.

Charles died 8th March 1870 (aged 39).

Jane died 20th February 1891 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2340]

Levitt, George HarryRef L1245
[1867-1939] Born in Halifax.

He was a Brussels carpet weaver [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Norah Bairstow [1870-1924] in Halifax.


Norah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1892] who was a wholesale confectioner's clerk  [1911]
  2. James Henry [b 1893] who was a sheet metal worker [1911]
  3. Doris Evelyn [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 18 Baines Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Range Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 37 Lee Mount Road, Halifax [1911]

Norah died 20th March 1924 (aged 54).

George Harry died 13th February 1939 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2340] with Mary Levitt and Charles Levitt & his wife Jane Levitt

Levitt, JamesRef L1316
[1829-1879] Born in Castleford.

He was a wool sorter [1851].

In [Q3] 1850, he married (1) Mary Swingler [1830-1859] in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Thomas Swingler
 

Mary died 11th September 1859 (aged 29).

In [Q1] 1863, he married (2) Mary Ann Smith [1833-1905] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1863-1864]
  2. Fanny [b 1870] who married James

The family lived at 20 North Derby Street, Halifax (with Mary's Swingler family)  [1851].

James died 23rd May 1879 (aged 50).

Mary Ann died 29th May 1905 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3602]

Levitt, MrRef L667
[1???-18??]

He married Mary [1800-1869].

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. George [b 1833]

They lived at Haley Hill, Halifax [1841].

Mary was a widow by 1841.

She died 8th June 1869 (aged 69)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2340] with other members of the family

Levy, ThomasRef L330
[1874-1953]
Born in London. He introduced a bill to reform the firearms laws, which eventually became the Firearms Act [1934]. He was Conservative
MP for Elland [1931-1945]. He was chairman of the British Wool Advisory Committee [1939-1940]

Lewin's: A. Lewin & Company LimitedRef L1447
Electrical engineers and contractors established by Arnold Lewin. They were at 3 Lord Street, Halifax [1936]

Lewin, ArnoldRef L1446
[1887-1979] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He was an engineer. He established A. Lewin & Company Limited.

In 1912, he married (1) Jane Milne, daughter of John Henry Oates.

Jane died 1914.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave.

In 1916, he married (2) Unknown.

He lived at 17 St Albans Road, Halifax [1936]

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Lewin, EricRef L725
[1917-1941] Son of Frank Lewin.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War II, and he served as a Sergeant with the 9th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He trained in Canada.

He was killed over north-west Germany [13th August 1941] (aged 24).

He was buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 12 B 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates.

His brother John also died in the War

Lewin, Ernest CharlesRef L1443
[1874-1955] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He took over from his mother as licensee of the Hare & Hounds, Halifax [17th October 1906-2nd July 1941].

See George William Wright

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Lewin, FrankRef L1204
[1879-1957] Son of Septimus Lewin.

Born in Hull.

He was a patent agent at Halifax / a partner in Barron & Lewin [1905].

On 26th July 1906, he married (1) Ida Williams [1884-1912] in Halifax.


Ida was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [4th May 1907-7th August 1907]
  2. Roy [10th February 1910-3rd December 1910]  

Both children were born and died at 20 Manor Drive, Halifax.

Ida died at Exley Hall [30th January 1912] (aged 27).

She & other members of the family () were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In [Q4] 1813, he married (2) Elizabeth Winkfield in Scarborough.

Children:

  1. George Ronald
  2. Eric
  3. Eric [1917-1941]
  4. John
  5. Peter [b 1931]

They lived at 10 Grandsmere Place, Manor Drive, Halifax.

Sons Eric & John died in World War II

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Lewin, George RonaldRef L45
[1914-1984] Son of Frank Lewin.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School and Queen's College Oxford.

He became a military historian and biographer He wrote many books and broadcast on military topics.

In 1938, he married Sylvia Lloyd Sturge [18??-1988] from Birmingham.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son who was killed in a road accident [1963]
  4. daughter

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Lewin, JohnRef L724
[1919-1944] Son of Frank Lewin.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / captain of the School cricket team.

During World War II, and he served as a Lieutenant with 656 H.A.A. Battery. Royal Artillery.

He died of a sudden illness in the Middle East [24th November 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref 5 K 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

His brother Eric also died in the War

Lewin, MabelRef L1445
[1883-1936] Daughter of Septimus Lewin.

She was a missionary in India

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Lewin, Mrs MonicaRef L266
[1920-1997] Daughter of Albert Edward Black.

Born 23rd January 1920.

Member of Halifax Art Society

She died October 1997

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Lewin, SeptimusRef L141
[1848-1894] He was a wine merchant in Hull, and travelled to Europe in the 1870s to buy wines.

In 1873, he married Elizabeth Cleaver [1850-1931] from Wellingborough, in Wellingborough.

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. William Saddington
  3. Winifred [1877-1965]
  4. Frank
  5. Mabel
  6. Percy [1885] who died in infancy
  7. Arnold

Around 1881, he and his family moved to Halifax to take over the Hare & Hounds. The pub is recorded as Hare & Hounds in 1894. It was subsequently renamed Lewin's.

  • Septimus was licensee there from 2nd April 1881 to 9th March 1894
  • After the death of Septimus in 1894, his son, William Saddington took over for a week
  • Septimus's widow, Elizabeth, then took over at the pub [16th March 1894-17th October 1906]
  • Elizabeth was succeeded by their son, Ernest

In 1905, Septimus Lewin was listed as a wine, spirit and cigar merchant at 24 Bull Green, Halifax next to the Hare & Hounds.

In 1940, the wine and spirit business was sold to John Lupton & Son Limited

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

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Lewin, William SaddingtonRef L1444
[1876-19??] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He took over from his father as licensee of Lewin's [9th March 1894-16th March 1894]. He was succeeded there by his mother.

He emigrated to South Africa after the Boer War

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Lewis ...Ref L144
The entries for people & families with the surname Lewis are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lewis & HerveyRef L1209
Wine and spirit merchants at Halifax.

Partners included Hodgson Lewis and James Hervey.

In 1851, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Lewthwaite, EdwinRef L899
[1821-1883] Son of Joseph Lewthwaite.

Born in Halifax.

He was jeweller, silversmith & cutler at 23 Crown Street [1851] / a watchmaker and jeweller with business at Princess Street, Halifax.

In 1881, the business was taken over by James Roberts

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Lewthwaite, JohnRef L121
[1816-1892] Son of Joseph Lewthwaite.

In 1849, he invented and patented a machine for printing and numbering railway tickets. The machine could produce 15,000 tickets an hour.

In 1874, he was listed as Xylotexium cloth and leather manufacturer at 5 Church Street, Halifax.

He lived at 35 Horton Street, Halifax [1874]

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Lewthwaite, Joseph HartleyRef L805
[1786-1871] Born in Annan, Scotland.

He was a mathematician and moved to Halifax to teach / a Trustee appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823] / a pawnbroker at 5 Woolshops, Halifax [1828].

The Mechanics' Institute used a room over his shop.

He taught mathematics at the Old Cock Yard.

He ran a private school at Halifax.

Joseph Lewthwaite & Son were listed as jewellers, silversmiths and watchmakers at Woolshops and Square, Halifax [1850]

He married Mary [1795-1858].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [1814-1846]
  2. John
  3. Ellen Appaulina [1818-1885] who married Thomas Wainhouse
  4. Edwin
  5. Isaac [1823-1839]
  6. Joseph [1826-1855]
  7. William Henry
  8. Thomas Lister
  9. Mary Eliza Jane [1837-1858]

They lived at

  • Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 7 Summer Gate, Halifax [1871]

Mary died 14th January 1858 (aged 62).

Joseph died 24th August 1871 (aged 86).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4407]

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Lewthwaite, Rev ThomasRef L622
[1836-1925] Born in Kendal.

He was curate at Lockwood and first vicar of Newsome before becoming Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [1887, 1905]. He rebuilt All Souls Lodge for himself and his family.

In March 1910, he accepted the living of Wilshaw, near Huddersfield.

He returned to Kendal, where he died

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Lewthwaite, Thomas ListerRef L300
[1834-1865] Son of Joseph Hartley Lewthwaite.

Born in Halifax.

He was a watch maker.

He died 26th June 1865 (aged 31), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4407] with his parents, although he is not named on the gravestone

Leybourne, WalterRef L922
[18??-19??]
Lesseee of the
Empire Theatre, Todmorden [1905]

Leyland, AmblerRef L169
[1854-1924] Son of Luke Swallow Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted yarn agent.

On 4th May 1887, he married Ellen Richardson [1858-1948] at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Ellen was born in France, the daughter of Joseph Richardson
 

Children:

  1. John [1888-1961]
  2. Mary [1902-1994] who never married

Ambler & Ellen died in Halifax

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Leyland & HighleyRef L1022
Card makers at Kershaw Mill, Halifax [1845] and Croft Mill, Halifax [1849, 1853].

Partners were Francis Alexander Leyland and Henry Holt Highley.

On 3rd April 1858, the partnership was dissolved. The business was carried on by Henry Holt Highley as Henry Highley & Sons

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Leyland BrothersRef L1307
Worsted spinners. Partners included Luke Swallow Leyland and brother Edward.

The partnership was dissolved in 1854.

The business was at Croft Mill, Halifax [1874]

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Leyland, EdmundRef L527
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Talbot, Halifax [1909, 1915, 1916].

In October 1915, he was charged with

  • gaming on his licensed premises
  • permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises
  • selling intoxicating liquor to a drunken person
  • a breach of the Intoxicating Liquor Temporary Restriction  Act

together with

  • Jonathan Henry Charnock (broker) of 5 The Square, Halifax
  • Jared Graham Sanderson (grocer) of 33 Woolshops, Halifax

who were charged under the Intoxicating Liquor Temporary Restriction Act and the Licensing Consolidation Act

Leyland, EdmundRef L873
[1840-1???] Born in St Helens, Lancashire.

He was a bricklayer [1891].

Around 1873, he married Ann [1845-1???].


Ann was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1873] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  2. Sarah E. [b 1875] who was a flax doffer [1891]
  3. Edmund
  4. Norah Claven [b 1888] shown as adopted [1891]

They lived at 26 Cross Hills, Halifax [1891]

Leyland, EdmundRef L904
[1877-19??] Son of Edmund Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a box lad in printing shed [1891] / a maltster's labourer [1901].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Sarah Haigh [1876-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Elland, the daughter of Samuel Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Arnold [1898-21st September 1904] who was buried with his  Haigh grandparents buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F23]
  2. Annie E. [b 1900]

The family lived at 60 Park Road, Elland [1901]

Leyland, Francis AlexanderRef L813
[1802-1859] Son of William Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Leyland & Highley [1845] / a card maker living at 5 Wade Street, Halifax [1837, 1851].

In 1823, he married Susanna Swallow [1802-1853].

Children:

  1. William Riley [b 1825]
  2. John Henry
  3. Edward [b 1829]
  4. Luke Swallow

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Leyland, Francis AlexanderRef L317
[1813-1894] Son of Roberts Leyland, and younger brother of Joseph Bentley Leyland.

He was educated at his grandfather's academy in Halifax.

He became and antiquarian, printer and bookseller, like his father with whom he went into partnership.

He lived – and died – at Oakwood, Halifax.

He was instrumental in getting poetry by his friend, Branwell Brontë, published in the Halifax Guardian. He was a noted antiquarian and an authority on mediæval art.

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

He wrote a series of local history articles for the Halifax Courier.

He designed the seal of Halifax Corporation and the arms of the town.

Around 1845, he became a Roman Catholic, and gave a font, stained glass windows and a screen to the recently-opened St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street.

In [Q1] 1845, he married (1) Sarah Ann Highley [1815-1849] in Halifax.

Sarah Ann was buried at Halifax Parish Church [31st October 1849].

On 18th August 1853, he married (2) Ann Brierley at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was the daughter of William Brierley, grocer
 

Child: John

In the 19th century, he ran a private school in Halifax.

In 1866, he gave a lecture to the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society which first brought to story of the local Coiners to public notice.

In 1882, he sold his publishing business to Edward Mortimer.

In 1886, he wrote a 2-volume biography entitled The Brontë Family, with special reference to Patrick Branwell Brontë, in which he tried to correct the way in which Mrs Gaskell had written about Branwell Brontë, and attempted to sanitise Branwell's image.

He was instrumental in the discovery of the Gibbet.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

See Halifax Chess Club

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Leyland, JohnRef L872
[1857-1???] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

He was a journalist [1894]. He wrote several works including a series of

Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax [1879]

and on the scenery of the Yorkshire coast and of Derbyshire.

On 5th February 1883, he married Fanny Julia Duncan, at St Marie's Catholic Church, Halifax


Fanny Julia was the daughter of Thomas Duncan
 

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Leyland, John HenryRef L1655
[1827-1898] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a worsted spinner of Sowerby Bridge [1876].

In 1877, he was declared bankrupt.

On 17th February 1852, he married Nancy Illingworth [1827-1892] in Bradford.


Nancy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William Riley
  2. William Riley [1853-1901]
  3. Susannah [1854-1916]
  4. Arthur [b 1856]
  5. Walter [1858-1859]
  6. Frank Illingworth [b 1860] who emigrated to the USA
  7. Edith Mary [1864-1946] who never married

Nancy died in Scarborough in 1892.

John Henry died in Lightcliffe [22nd February 1898]

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Leyland, Joseph BentleyRef L113
[1811-1851] Son of Roberts Leyland. Halifax-born sculptor and poet

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Leyland, Dr Luke SwallowRef L1610
[1830-1880] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

He was a worsted spinner in partnership with George Hewitson [until 1851  when the partnership was dissolved] / a partner in Leyland Brothers [until 1854] / a medical student living in Chelsea [1861] / a surgeon in Halifax [1871].

On 9th August 1853, he married Mary Ambler at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the eldest daughter of John Ambler
 

Child: Ambler

Mary got a judicial separation from Luke [1875].

She died in Hatfield [10th March 1896]

She was buried at Illingworth Church [13th March 1896]

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Leyland's: R. Leyland & SonRef L1460
Printers, stationers, booksellers and publishers established by Roberts Leyland. They were at 15 Corn Market, Halifax [1863] and 10 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Leyland, RobertsRef L114
[1784-18??] Or Leland.

Son of William Leyland.

Baptised 1784.

He first worked as a bookbinder for Thomas Edwards.

He went on to set up business in Halifax as a printer, stationer, bookseller and publisher at his home at 10/15 Corn Market [1829, 1842, 1879]. He traded as R. Leyland & Son.

Around 1840, he established a circulating library.

He published the Halifax Guardian.

He was an agent for The Leeds Mercury [1838, 1839].

He married Susannah Bentley.

Children:

  1. Joseph Bentley
  2. Francis

Other children had died in infancy.

He published works by William Heaton and John Horner.

He was an early member of the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society. He was a keen naturalist and interested in botany. His herbarium and correspondence went to Belle Vue Museum. He was listed as a dealer in patent medicines at Corn Market [1834].

See Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax, The Circulator and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax

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Leyland, WilliamRef L1170
[1758-1826] For over 50 years, he was principal of Leyland's Academy, Halifax.

In 1781, he married (1) Mary [17??-1782].


Mary was the widow of Mr Wignall
 

Mary died in 1782.

In 1784, he married (2) Julia Roberts.

Children:

  1. Julia
  2. Elinor
  3. Roberts
  4. William Henry [bapt 1786] who married Delia Whitaker
  5. Francis Alexander
  6. Margaret Maria [1794-1864] who married Rev John Henshaw

William died 7th April 1826 (aged 68).

Julia died 23rd November 1826 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade

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Leyland, William HenryRef L953
[1786-1???] Son of William Leyland.

Baptised in 1786.

He married Delia Whitaker.

Leyland, William RileyRef L1656
[1853-1???] Son of John Henry Leyland

He was worsted spinner [1876].

On 20th April 1876, he married Ellen Farrar in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of James Farrar
 

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Liberal Club Debating Society, Sowerby BridgeRef L1410
Recorded in 1902

Liberal News RoomRef L1306
Recorded in 1845 at Waterhouse Street, Halifax.

See Halifax Liberal Association

Liberal Registration AssociationRef L1138
Recorded in 1874 at Crossley Street, Halifax when J. H. Estcourt was agent.

See Halifax Liberal Association

LiberalsRef L1217

See Conservatives and Labour

LibrariesRef L928

Library Lock, TodmordenRef L450
Lock #19 on the Rochdale Canal. This is a guillotine lock.

There is an unusual canal milestone on the towpath just north of the lock


S(owerby Bridge) 
10

Man(cheste)r 22

See Changeline Bridge, Todmorden

Lickess, AlbertRef L1255
[1872-1941] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Ruth Ann Noble [1874-1924] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1895]
  2. Clement
  3. Dorothy [b 1904]

They lived at

  • 51 Violet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 216 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Albert's widowed mother Mary Ann Lickess [b Leeds 1840].

Ruth Ann died in Halifax [Q4 1924] (aged 50).

Albert died in Bradford [Q2 1941] (aged 69) 

Lickess, ClementRef L1264
[1897-1961] Son of Albert Lickess.

Born in Halifax.

He was a draughtsman's apprentice [1911].

In [Q2] 1922, he married Clara Holmes [1899-1984] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Halifax [11th March 1899]
 

Children:

  1. Malcolm Holmes (Lickess) [1924-1985]
  2. Betty [b 1927] who married [Halifax Q3 1946] Neville  A. Spink, had twin daughters [b 1952] Zoe & Gay, &  son Antony [b 1962]

They lived at

Clement died Q2 1961 (aged 64).

Clara died in Blackpool in 1984

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Liddemore, WillieRef L749
[1897-1963] Landlord of the Brown Horse, Coley [1949-1960]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Liddington, JillRef L535
[1946-] Local historian and writer. She has written several books about Anne Lister, including

  • Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax [1993] – Anne Lister's diaries and the historians
  • Beating the inheritance bounds [1995] – Anne Lister and her dynastic identity
  • Female Fortune: Land Gender & Authority [1998] – The Anne Lister Diaries and other writings [1833-1836]
  • Gender, authority & mining in an industrial landscape [1996] – The Career of Anne Lister
  • Nature's Domain [2003] – Anne Lister and the landscape of desire
  • Presenting the Past [1994] – The story of Anne Lister of Halifax

Liddle, IsaacRef L626
[1804-1869] Son of Nicholas Liddle.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [8th July 1804].

He moved to Leeds.

He was a barber/hairdresser in Leeds.

He lived near the Lock Hospital in York Street, Leeds, and carried out duties of door keeper, lighting the fires, and sweeping up at the Hospital.

In 1843, he was sentenced to 8 months for

Larceny by servant

after he had posed as a doctor and treated a number of patients and charged them a fee

On 7th January 1824, he married (1) a widow Mrs Christiana Boyes, at St Peter's, Leeds.

On 21st September 1835 he married (2) Ann Shooter at All Saints, Wakefield.

Child: Emma [1835-1835]


Emma's baptism [27th July 1835] reads daughter of Isaac and Ann Liddle but the couple were not yet married.

Banns were read for the 1st time at Rothwell Holy Trinity both of this parish on 28th December 1834

 

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Liddle, JamesRef L631
[1799-1860] Son of Nicholas Liddle.

Born 23rd September 1799.

He was a linen weaver in Leeds.

On 29th August 1822, he married Esther Jowett at St Peter's, Leeds.

Children:

  1. Charlotte [1823-1884]
  2. John [b 1826]
  3. Nicholas [1829-1905]
  4. Christiana [b 1831]
  5. Henry Isaac [b 1833]
  6. Ann [b 1836]
  7. Frances [b 1838]
  8. Elizabeth Jane [b 1840]

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Liddle, JohnRef L627
[1793-1830] Son of Nicholas Liddle

Born in Halifax.

Baptised 23rd June 1793.

He was a hairdresser in Leeds.

On 27 May 1811, he married Charlotte Hattersley at Holy Trinity, Rothwell.

Children:

  1. Nicholas [b 1812]
  2. George [1815-1846]
  3. Jane Rothery [1817-1869]
  4. Ann [b 1820]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Stephen Walsh

Liddle, JosiahRef L941
[1819-1866] Born in Leeds.

He was a commercial accountant [1861].

In [Q3] 1846, he married (1) Hannah Bancroft [1818-1863] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Edwin Jackson [1849-1900]

They lived at 25 Milton Place, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was sister-in-law Sarah Bancroft [b  1832] (confectioner).

Hannah died after a long & painful illness [8th August 1863] (aged 45).

He married (2) Ellen [1832-1919].

Josiah died in Halifax [28th September 1866] (aged 48) 

Ellen died 4th July 1919 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 452]

Liddle, NicholasRef L732
[1744-1817] Or Liddel.

Hatter in Halifax [1778-1793]

On 5th September 1778, he married Jane at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, the daughter of
Joseph Rothera grave digger, was the widow of Abraham Lumb
 

Children:

  1. George [1778-1782]
  2. Thomas [1780-1790]
  3. Ann [bapt 1782]
  4. Jo [bapt 1785]
  5. Sarah [bapt 1788] who married William Crabtree
  6. Mary [bapt 1790]
  7. John
  8. Margaret [bapt 1796-1879] who married Abraham Mather
  9. Robert [bapt Jul 1797]
  10. James
  11. Isaac

The 7 oldest children and the youngest Isaac were baptised at Halifax Parish Church, the others were baptised at South Parade Chapel

The family lived in one of a number of houses in Bridge Street adjoining the churchyard at Halifax Parish Church [1802].

Nicholas was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax [3rd April 1817]

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Liddle, T. T.Ref L420
[18??-1???]
Of Basingstoke.
Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1883-1884]

Lidget Gate Toll GateRef L400
Toll gate

Lidget, LightcliffeRef L1238
In July 1822, a sale of the Horse Shoe, Lightcliffe and other property is described as
situate in Lidget in the township of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse

On 22nd January 1857, a notice in the Bradford Observer advertised

To be let, a private dwelling at Lidget in Lightcliffe, lately occupied as the Horse Shoe Inn. The house, built 2 years since, contains 2 sitting rooms, pantries, cellars and kitchens, and 5 bedrooms... stable, mistal and barn

Lifeboat SaturdayRef L91
A regular fund-raising event which took place in Todmorden for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The event began in the 1890s. The last event was on 7th July 1906.

Alice Longstaff had a photograph showing the crew of the Fleetwood lifeboat Busbie with supporters of the charity

Light Bank Lock, WalsdenRef L8260
Recorded on 11th December 1843, when Joshua Fielden was found drowned here

Light Brigade Club, HalifaxRef L1038


Question: Does anyone know anything about the Club?

 

Recorded in 1882, when the members sent a congratulatory address to Queen Victoria on her surviving an assassination attempt.

Members and Officers of the Club have included

Light Hazles ReservoirRef L702
Above Littleborough. Built around 1810 to maintain water levels in the Rochdale Canal. It is situated between Warland Reservoir and White Holme Reservoir

Light hole pitRef L467
Aka Light 'oyle. A local name for a drift mine

Lightbank Bridge, WalsdenRef L292
Bridge #36 over the Rochdale Canal

Lightbank Lock, WalsdenRef L451
Lock #31 on the Rochdale Canal. It has a double set of bottom gates to take the 57½ ft long vessels of the Calder & Hebble Canal

LightcliffeRef L49
Area of Calderdale between Hipperholme and Bailiff Bridge created a parish in 1846

Lightcliffe & District Local History SocietyRef L1079
Founded in 1997.

The Society meets at Lightcliffe Church of England School

See Educating the Generations

Lightcliffe & Hipperholme Young Men's SocietyRef L1092
Established in 1866 to provide education

Lightcliffe churchRef L70

Lightcliffe College Cricket ClubRef L591
Recorded in the 1870s

Lightcliffe Congregational Church Young Men's SocietyRef L1084
Established at Lightcliffe Congregational Church in 18??. It was discontinued in 1899

Lightcliffe Co-operative StoreRef L1088
Wakefield Road. A branch of the Brighouse District Industrial Society opened on 8th May 1903

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Terry

Lightcliffe Cricket & Lawn Tennis ClubRef L595
Established in the 1920s

Lightcliffe Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club Amateur Dramatic SocietyRef L426

Lightcliffe Cricket ClubRef L571
Recorded in 1875. In 1922, William Aykroyd presented the club with a pavilion

Lightcliffe Curate's HouseRef L146
The curate's house for Eastfield Chapel, Lightcliffe was built in 1634 and stood near the south-west corner of the Chapel.

In 1865, it was rebuilt and moved by Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker, and now stands in Till Carr Lane

Lightcliffe Cycling ClubRef L517
Established in 1889

Lightcliffe Economic StoresRef L1529
Greenfield Avenue. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited.

Closed in 19??. The building was subsequently used as a greengrocer's and a ladies' hairdressers

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Lightcliffe Golf ClubRef L539
Originally Halifax Golf Club. Formed in May 1907.

Leading lights in the founding of the club were R. W. Latto, Dr Aspinall Marsden, and Sir Algernon Firth.

See Charles Kershaw and Arthur Edouarde Sharp

Lightcliffe Gun ClubRef L1077
They had their headquarters at The Sun, Lightcliffe.

See Gun Club Field, Lightcliffe

Lightcliffe HoardRef L177
A collection of British and Roman coins discovered near Upper Smith House around 1830.

The Rev W. H. Bull heard of the discovery and hurried to Bradford and elsewhere to recover as much as possible. He subsequently published an account of

of some gold British coins and Roman silver consular and imperial coins found in a field, opposite Lightcliffe Chapel, within a few yards of the present road, in a Roman vessel, between the years MDCCCXXVIII [1828] and MDCCCXXXI [1831].

The man who found the coins, sold some of them at 5s per ounce to a person at Bradford, and broke several of them to see that they were really silver. The writer of this account was fortunate in obtaining 4 of the British Gold Coins in beautiful preservation, 26 of the Consular Coins, and 5 of the Imperial Coins. Some have been purchased by the British Museum, and the Museums of Leeds and York. The Consular Coins have been very much used: many of them have very small letters stamped on parts of the figures on the coins, in the same way as idle people, in this day, disfigure our coinage. But all the Consular Coins are from mints prior to the time of Augustus; the latest Imperial Coin in this lot, is one of Caligula, the other four belong to Augustus. Two of the gold Coins are Boadicea's; and one is very beautiful and very rare, not to be found in Ruding's "British and English Coinage"

The account was reprinted in the Halifax Guardian

Lightcliffe HouseRef L287
Recorded next to Smith House [1895, 1930].

Built in 18??.

It was used by Firth's to accommodate visitors to the company.

Owners and tenants have included

Recorded in the 1960s. It was badly damaged by fire in 19??. It was demolished.

Windsor Walk was built on the site [1970s]

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Lightcliffe LaundryRef L1095
Recorded at Hoyle House [1904].

See Squire Appleyard and Brighouse & Lightcliffe Steam Laundry

Lightcliffe Liberal ClubRef L1158
Recorded in 1917, when John Oates was secretary

See Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Liberal Club

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Lightcliffe Literary & Scientific SocietyRef L1087
Established around 1900.

Members and Officers of the Society have included

Lightcliffe Lodge of FreemasonsRef L1235
The lodge opened in 1???.

Canon George Watkinson was a founder member

Lightcliffe [No 1332] Masonic LodgeRef L1501
Masonic Lodge.

They were at the Masonic Hall, Hipperholme [1937]. They met on the second Wednesday of the month [1937].

Masters and members of the Lodge have included

Lightcliffe Old ChurchRef L188

Lightcliffe Orchestra SocietyRef L433

Lightcliffe Parish ChurchRef L218
Eastfield Chapel was endowed in 1536. In 1775, it was rebuilt a little further along Wakefield Road and was known as Lightcliffe Old Church. In 1875, the new St Matthew's Church was built nearby and the old church became the cemetery chapel

Lightcliffe Parish MagazineRef L443
Published around 1890 by Whitley & Booth. It was priced at 1d

Lightcliffe Pierrot TroupeRef L422
19th/20th century entertainers

Lightcliffe Police StationRef L1075
Lightcliffe had a policeman but he lived in his own house. This it would be rented and the force would pay the rent.

See Bailiff Bridge Police Station

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Lightcliffe Post OfficeRef L1076
There seems to be some confusion in the records with the Post Offices at Lightcliffe and at Hipperholme.

The Foldout combines references to the 2 offices

See Pauline Doris Oakley

Lightcliffe Railway StationRef L994

In [Q1] 1863, he married (2) Mary Ann Smith [1833-1905] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1863-1864]
  2. Fanny [b 1870] who married James

The family lived at 20 North Derby Street, Halifax (with Mary's Swingler family)  [1851].

James died 23rd May 1879 (aged 50).

Mary Ann died 29th May 1905 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3602]

Levitt, MrRef L667
[1???-18??]

He married Mary [1800-1869].

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. George [b 1833]

They lived at Haley Hill, Halifax [1841].

Mary was a widow by 1841.

She died 8th June 1869 (aged 69)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2340] with other members of the family

Levy, ThomasRef L330
[1874-1953]
Born in London. He introduced a bill to reform the firearms laws, which eventually became the Firearms Act [1934]. He was Conservative
MP for Elland [1931-1945]. He was chairman of the British Wool Advisory Committee [1939-1940]

Lewin's: A. Lewin & Company LimitedRef L1447
Electrical engineers and contractors established by Arnold Lewin. They were at 3 Lord Street, Halifax [1936]

Lewin, ArnoldRef L1446
[1887-1979] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He was an engineer. He established A. Lewin & Company Limited.

In 1912, he married (1) Jane Milne, daughter of John Henry Oates.

Jane died 1914.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave.

In 1916, he married (2) Unknown.

He lived at 17 St Albans Road, Halifax [1936]

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Lewin, EricRef L725
[1917-1941] Son of Frank Lewin.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War II, and he served as a Sergeant with the 9th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He trained in Canada.

He was killed over north-west Germany [13th August 1941] (aged 24).

He was buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 12 B 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates.

His brother John also died in the War

Lewin, Ernest CharlesRef L1443
[1874-1955] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He took over from his mother as licensee of the Hare & Hounds, Halifax [17th October 1906-2nd July 1941].

See George William Wright

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Lewin, FrankRef L1204
[1879-1957] Son of Septimus Lewin.

Born in Hull.

He was a patent agent at Halifax / a partner in Barron & Lewin [1905].

On 26th July 1906, he married (1) Ida Williams [1884-1912] in Halifax.


Ida was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [4th May 1907-7th August 1907]
  2. Roy [10th February 1910-3rd December 1910]  

Both children were born and died at 20 Manor Drive, Halifax.

Ida died at Exley Hall [30th January 1912] (aged 27).

She & other members of the family () were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In [Q4] 1813, he married (2) Elizabeth Winkfield in Scarborough.

Children:

  1. George Ronald
  2. Eric
  3. Eric [1917-1941]
  4. John
  5. Peter [b 1931]

They lived at 10 Grandsmere Place, Manor Drive, Halifax.

Sons Eric & John died in World War II

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Lewin, George RonaldRef L45
[1914-1984] Son of Frank Lewin.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School and Queen's College Oxford.

He became a military historian and biographer He wrote many books and broadcast on military topics.

In 1938, he married Sylvia Lloyd Sturge [18??-1988] from Birmingham.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son who was killed in a road accident [1963]
  4. daughter

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Lewin, JohnRef L724
[1919-1944] Son of Frank Lewin.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / captain of the School cricket team.

During World War II, and he served as a Lieutenant with 656 H.A.A. Battery. Royal Artillery.

He died of a sudden illness in the Middle East [24th November 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref 5 K 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

His brother Eric also died in the War

Lewin, MabelRef L1445
[1883-1936] Daughter of Septimus Lewin.

She was a missionary in India

This & associated entries use material contributed by Peter Lewin

Lewin, Mrs MonicaRef L266
[1920-1997] Daughter of Albert Edward Black.

Born 23rd January 1920.

Member of Halifax Art Society

She died October 1997

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Lewin, SeptimusRef L141
[1848-1894] He was a wine merchant in Hull, and travelled to Europe in the 1870s to buy wines.

In 1873, he married Elizabeth Cleaver [1850-1931] from Wellingborough, in Wellingborough.

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. William Saddington
  3. Winifred [1877-1965]
  4. Frank
  5. Mabel
  6. Percy [1885] who died in infancy
  7. Arnold

Around 1881, he and his family moved to Halifax to take over the Hare & Hounds. The pub is recorded as Hare & Hounds in 1894. It was subsequently renamed Lewin's.

  • Septimus was licensee there from 2nd April 1881 to 9th March 1894
  • After the death of Septimus in 1894, his son, William Saddington took over for a week
  • Septimus's widow, Elizabeth, then took over at the pub [16th March 1894-17th October 1906]
  • Elizabeth was succeeded by their son, Ernest

In 1905, Septimus Lewin was listed as a wine, spirit and cigar merchant at 24 Bull Green, Halifax next to the Hare & Hounds.

In 1940, the wine and spirit business was sold to John Lupton & Son Limited

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

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Lewin, William SaddingtonRef L1444
[1876-19??] Son of Septimus Lewin.

He took over from his father as licensee of Lewin's [9th March 1894-16th March 1894]. He was succeeded there by his mother.

He emigrated to South Africa after the Boer War

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Lewis ...Ref L144
The entries for people & families with the surname Lewis are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lewis & HerveyRef L1209
Wine and spirit merchants at Halifax.

Partners included Hodgson Lewis and James Hervey.

In 1851, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Lewthwaite, EdwinRef L899
[1821-1883] Son of Joseph Lewthwaite.

Born in Halifax.

He was jeweller, silversmith & cutler at 23 Crown Street [1851] / a watchmaker and jeweller with business at Princess Street, Halifax.

In 1881, the business was taken over by James Roberts

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Peter Lewthwaite

Lewthwaite, JohnRef L121
[1816-1892] Son of Joseph Lewthwaite.

In 1849, he invented and patented a machine for printing and numbering railway tickets. The machine could produce 15,000 tickets an hour.

In 1874, he was listed as Xylotexium cloth and leather manufacturer at 5 Church Street, Halifax.

He lived at 35 Horton Street, Halifax [1874]

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Lewthwaite, Joseph HartleyRef L805
[1786-1871] Born in Annan, Scotland.

He was a mathematician and moved to Halifax to teach / a Trustee appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823] / a pawnbroker at 5 Woolshops, Halifax [1828].

The Mechanics' Institute used a room over his shop.

He taught mathematics at the Old Cock Yard.

He ran a private school at Halifax.

Joseph Lewthwaite & Son were listed as jewellers, silversmiths and watchmakers at Woolshops and Square, Halifax [1850]

He married Mary [1795-1858].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [1814-1846]
  2. John
  3. Ellen Appaulina [1818-1885] who married Thomas Wainhouse
  4. Edwin
  5. Isaac [1823-1839]
  6. Joseph [1826-1855]
  7. William Henry
  8. Thomas Lister
  9. Mary Eliza Jane [1837-1858]

They lived at

  • Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 7 Summer Gate, Halifax [1871]

Mary died 14th January 1858 (aged 62).

Joseph died 24th August 1871 (aged 86).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4407]

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Lewthwaite, Rev ThomasRef L622
[1836-1925] Born in Kendal.

He was curate at Lockwood and first vicar of Newsome before becoming Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [1887, 1905]. He rebuilt All Souls Lodge for himself and his family.

In March 1910, he accepted the living of Wilshaw, near Huddersfield.

He returned to Kendal, where he died

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Lewthwaite, Thomas ListerRef L300
[1834-1865] Son of Joseph Hartley Lewthwaite.

Born in Halifax.

He was a watch maker.

He died 26th June 1865 (aged 31), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4407] with his parents, although he is not named on the gravestone

Leybourne, WalterRef L922
[18??-19??]
Lesseee of the
Empire Theatre, Todmorden [1905]

Leyland, AmblerRef L169
[1854-1924] Son of Luke Swallow Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted yarn agent.

On 4th May 1887, he married Ellen Richardson [1858-1948] at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Ellen was born in France, the daughter of Joseph Richardson
 

Children:

  1. John [1888-1961]
  2. Mary [1902-1994] who never married

Ambler & Ellen died in Halifax

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Leyland & HighleyRef L1022
Card makers at Kershaw Mill, Halifax [1845] and Croft Mill, Halifax [1849, 1853].

Partners were Francis Alexander Leyland and Henry Holt Highley.

On 3rd April 1858, the partnership was dissolved. The business was carried on by Henry Holt Highley as Henry Highley & Sons

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Highley

Leyland BrothersRef L1307
Worsted spinners. Partners included Luke Swallow Leyland and brother Edward.

The partnership was dissolved in 1854.

The business was at Croft Mill, Halifax [1874]

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Leyland, EdmundRef L527
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Talbot, Halifax [1909, 1915, 1916].

In October 1915, he was charged with

  • gaming on his licensed premises
  • permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises
  • selling intoxicating liquor to a drunken person
  • a breach of the Intoxicating Liquor Temporary Restriction  Act

together with

  • Jonathan Henry Charnock (broker) of 5 The Square, Halifax
  • Jared Graham Sanderson (grocer) of 33 Woolshops, Halifax

who were charged under the Intoxicating Liquor Temporary Restriction Act and the Licensing Consolidation Act

Leyland, EdmundRef L873
[1840-1???] Born in St Helens, Lancashire.

He was a bricklayer [1891].

Around 1873, he married Ann [1845-1???].


Ann was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1873] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  2. Sarah E. [b 1875] who was a flax doffer [1891]
  3. Edmund
  4. Norah Claven [b 1888] shown as adopted [1891]

They lived at 26 Cross Hills, Halifax [1891]

Leyland, EdmundRef L904
[1877-19??] Son of Edmund Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a box lad in printing shed [1891] / a maltster's labourer [1901].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Sarah Haigh [1876-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Elland, the daughter of Samuel Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Arnold [1898-21st September 1904] who was buried with his  Haigh grandparents buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F23]
  2. Annie E. [b 1900]

The family lived at 60 Park Road, Elland [1901]

Leyland, Francis AlexanderRef L813
[1802-1859] Son of William Leyland.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Leyland & Highley [1845] / a card maker living at 5 Wade Street, Halifax [1837, 1851].

In 1823, he married Susanna Swallow [1802-1853].

Children:

  1. William Riley [b 1825]
  2. John Henry
  3. Edward [b 1829]
  4. Luke Swallow

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Leyland, Francis AlexanderRef L317
[1813-1894] Son of Roberts Leyland, and younger brother of Joseph Bentley Leyland.

He was educated at his grandfather's academy in Halifax.

He became and antiquarian, printer and bookseller, like his father with whom he went into partnership.

He lived – and died – at Oakwood, Halifax.

He was instrumental in getting poetry by his friend, Branwell Brontë, published in the Halifax Guardian. He was a noted antiquarian and an authority on mediæval art.

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

He wrote a series of local history articles for the Halifax Courier.

He designed the seal of Halifax Corporation and the arms of the town.

Around 1845, he became a Roman Catholic, and gave a font, stained glass windows and a screen to the recently-opened St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street.

In [Q1] 1845, he married (1) Sarah Ann Highley [1815-1849] in Halifax.

Sarah Ann was buried at Halifax Parish Church [31st October 1849].

On 18th August 1853, he married (2) Ann Brierley at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was the daughter of William Brierley, grocer
 

Child: John

In the 19th century, he ran a private school in Halifax.

In 1866, he gave a lecture to the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society which first brought to story of the local Coiners to public notice.

In 1882, he sold his publishing business to Edward Mortimer.

In 1886, he wrote a 2-volume biography entitled The Brontë Family, with special reference to Patrick Branwell Brontë, in which he tried to correct the way in which Mrs Gaskell had written about Branwell Brontë, and attempted to sanitise Branwell's image.

He was instrumental in the discovery of the Gibbet.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

See Halifax Chess Club

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Leyland, JohnRef L872
[1857-1???] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

He was a journalist [1894]. He wrote several works including a series of

Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax [1879]

and on the scenery of the Yorkshire coast and of Derbyshire.

On 5th February 1883, he married Fanny Julia Duncan, at St Marie's Catholic Church, Halifax


Fanny Julia was the daughter of Thomas Duncan
 

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Leyland, John HenryRef L1655
[1827-1898] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a worsted spinner of Sowerby Bridge [1876].

In 1877, he was declared bankrupt.

On 17th February 1852, he married Nancy Illingworth [1827-1892] in Bradford.


Nancy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William Riley
  2. William Riley [1853-1901]
  3. Susannah [1854-1916]
  4. Arthur [b 1856]
  5. Walter [1858-1859]
  6. Frank Illingworth [b 1860] who emigrated to the USA
  7. Edith Mary [1864-1946] who never married

Nancy died in Scarborough in 1892.

John Henry died in Lightcliffe [22nd February 1898]

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Leyland, Joseph BentleyRef L113
[1811-1851] Son of Roberts Leyland. Halifax-born sculptor and poet

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Leyland, Dr Luke SwallowRef L1610
[1830-1880] Son of Francis Alexander Leyland.

He was a worsted spinner in partnership with George Hewitson [until 1851  when the partnership was dissolved] / a partner in Leyland Brothers [until 1854] / a medical student living in Chelsea [1861] / a surgeon in Halifax [1871].

On 9th August 1853, he married Mary Ambler at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the eldest daughter of John Ambler
 

Child: Ambler

Mary got a judicial separation from Luke [1875].

She died in Hatfield [10th March 1896]

She was buried at Illingworth Church [13th March 1896]

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Leyland's: R. Leyland & SonRef L1460
Printers, stationers, booksellers and publishers established by Roberts Leyland. They were at 15 Corn Market, Halifax [1863] and 10 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Leyland, RobertsRef L114
[1784-18??] Or Leland.

Son of William Leyland.

Baptised 1784.

He first worked as a bookbinder for Thomas Edwards.

He went on to set up business in Halifax as a printer, stationer, bookseller and publisher at his home at 10/15 Corn Market [1829, 1842, 1879]. He traded as R. Leyland & Son.

Around 1840, he established a circulating library.

He published the Halifax Guardian.

He was an agent for The Leeds Mercury [1838, 1839].

He married Susannah Bentley.

Children:

  1. Joseph Bentley
  2. Francis

Other children had died in infancy.

He published works by William Heaton and John Horner.

He was an early member of the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society. He was a keen naturalist and interested in botany. His herbarium and correspondence went to Belle Vue Museum. He was listed as a dealer in patent medicines at Corn Market [1834].

See Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax, The Circulator and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax

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Leyland, WilliamRef L1170
[1758-1826] For over 50 years, he was principal of Leyland's Academy, Halifax.

In 1781, he married (1) Mary [17??-1782].


Mary was the widow of Mr Wignall
 

Mary died in 1782.

In 1784, he married (2) Julia Roberts.

Children:

  1. Julia
  2. Elinor
  3. Roberts
  4. William Henry [bapt 1786] who married Delia Whitaker
  5. Francis Alexander
  6. Margaret Maria [1794-1864] who married Rev John Henshaw

William died 7th April 1826 (aged 68).

Julia died 23rd November 1826 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade

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Leyland, William HenryRef L953
[1786-1???] Son of William Leyland.

Baptised in 1786.

He married Delia Whitaker.

Leyland, William RileyRef L1656
[1853-1???] Son of John Henry Leyland

He was worsted spinner [1876].

On 20th April 1876, he married Ellen Farrar in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of James Farrar
 

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Liberal Club Debating Society, Sowerby BridgeRef L1410
Recorded in 1902

Liberal News RoomRef L1306
Recorded in 1845 at Waterhouse Street, Halifax.

See Halifax Liberal Association

Liberal Registration AssociationRef L1138
Recorded in 1874 at Crossley Street, Halifax when J. H. Estcourt was agent.

See Halifax Liberal Association

LiberalsRef L1217

See Conservatives and Labour

LibrariesRef L928

Library Lock, TodmordenRef L450
Lock #19 on the Rochdale Canal. This is a guillotine lock.

There is an unusual canal milestone on the towpath just north of the lock


S(owerby Bridge) 
10

Man(cheste)r 22

See Changeline Bridge, Todmorden

Lickess, AlbertRef L1255
[1872-1941] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Ruth Ann Noble [1874-1924] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1895]
  2. Clement
  3. Dorothy [b 1904]

They lived at

  • 51 Violet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 216 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Albert's widowed mother Mary Ann Lickess [b Leeds 1840].

Ruth Ann died in Halifax [Q4 1924] (aged 50).

Albert died in Bradford [Q2 1941] (aged 69) 

Lickess, ClementRef L1264
[1897-1961] Son of Albert Lickess.

Born in Halifax.

He was a draughtsman's apprentice [1911].

In [Q2] 1922, he married Clara Holmes [1899-1984] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Halifax [11th March 1899]
 

Children:

  1. Malcolm Holmes (Lickess) [1924-1985]
  2. Betty [b 1927] who married [Halifax Q3 1946] Neville  A. Spink, had twin daughters [b 1952] Zoe & Gay, &  son Antony [b 1962]

They lived at

Clement died Q2 1961 (aged 64).

Clara died in Blackpool in 1984

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Liddemore, WillieRef L749
[1897-1963] Landlord of the Brown Horse, Coley [1949-1960]

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Liddington, JillRef L535
[1946-] Local historian and writer. She has written several books about Anne Lister, including

  • Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax [1993] – Anne Lister's diaries and the historians
  • Beating the inheritance bounds [1995] – Anne Lister and her dynastic identity
  • Female Fortune: Land Gender & Authority [1998] – The Anne Lister Diaries and other writings [1833-1836]
  • Gender, authority & mining in an industrial landscape [1996] – The Career of Anne Lister
  • Nature's Domain [2003] – Anne Lister and the landscape of desire
  • Presenting the Past [1994] – The story of Anne Lister of Halifax

Liddle, IsaacRef L626
[1804-1869] Son of Nicholas Liddle.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [8th July 1804].

He moved to Leeds.

He was a barber/hairdresser in Leeds.

He lived near the Lock Hospital in York Street, Leeds, and carried out duties of door keeper, lighting the fires, and sweeping up at the Hospital.

In 1843, he was sentenced to 8 months for

Larceny by servant

after he had posed as a doctor and treated a number of patients and charged them a fee

On 7th January 1824, he married (1) a widow Mrs Christiana Boyes, at St Peter's, Leeds.

On 21st September 1835 he married (2) Ann Shooter at All Saints, Wakefield.

Child: Emma [1835-1835]


Emma's baptism [27th July 1835] reads daughter of Isaac and Ann Liddle but the couple were not yet married.

Banns were read for the 1st time at Rothwell Holy Trinity both of this parish on 28th December 1834

 

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Liddle, JamesRef L631
[1799-1860] Son of Nicholas Liddle.

Born 23rd September 1799.

He was a linen weaver in Leeds.

On 29th August 1822, he married Esther Jowett at St Peter's, Leeds.

Children:

  1. Charlotte [1823-1884]
  2. John [b 1826]
  3. Nicholas [1829-1905]
  4. Christiana [b 1831]
  5. Henry Isaac [b 1833]
  6. Ann [b 1836]
  7. Frances [b 1838]
  8. Elizabeth Jane [b 1840]

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Liddle, JohnRef L627
[1793-1830] Son of Nicholas Liddle

Born in Halifax.

Baptised 23rd June 1793.

He was a hairdresser in Leeds.

On 27 May 1811, he married Charlotte Hattersley at Holy Trinity, Rothwell.

Children:

  1. Nicholas [b 1812]
  2. George [1815-1846]
  3. Jane Rothery [1817-1869]
  4. Ann [b 1820]

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Liddle, JosiahRef L941
[1819-1866] Born in Leeds.

He was a commercial accountant [1861].

In [Q3] 1846, he married (1) Hannah Bancroft [1818-1863] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Edwin Jackson [1849-1900]

They lived at 25 Milton Place, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was sister-in-law Sarah Bancroft [b  1832] (confectioner).

Hannah died after a long & painful illness [8th August 1863] (aged 45).

He married (2) Ellen [1832-1919].

Josiah died in Halifax [28th September 1866] (aged 48) 

Ellen died 4th July 1919 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 452]

Liddle, NicholasRef L732
[1744-1817] Or Liddel.

Hatter in Halifax [1778-1793]

On 5th September 1778, he married Jane at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, the daughter of
Joseph Rothera grave digger, was the widow of Abraham Lumb
 

Children:

  1. George [1778-1782]
  2. Thomas [1780-1790]
  3. Ann [bapt 1782]
  4. Jo [bapt 1785]
  5. Sarah [bapt 1788] who married William Crabtree
  6. Mary [bapt 1790]
  7. John
  8. Margaret [bapt 1796-1879] who married Abraham Mather
  9. Robert [bapt Jul 1797]
  10. James
  11. Isaac

The 7 oldest children and the youngest Isaac were baptised at Halifax Parish Church, the others were baptised at South Parade Chapel

The family lived in one of a number of houses in Bridge Street adjoining the churchyard at Halifax Parish Church [1802].

Nicholas was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax [3rd April 1817]

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Liddle, T. T.Ref L420
[18??-1???]
Of Basingstoke.
Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1883-1884]

Lidget Gate Toll GateRef L400
Toll gate

Lidget, LightcliffeRef L1238
In July 1822, a sale of the Horse Shoe, Lightcliffe and other property is described as
situate in Lidget in the township of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse

On 22nd January 1857, a notice in the Bradford Observer advertised

To be let, a private dwelling at Lidget in Lightcliffe, lately occupied as the Horse Shoe Inn. The house, built 2 years since, contains 2 sitting rooms, pantries, cellars and kitchens, and 5 bedrooms... stable, mistal and barn

Lifeboat SaturdayRef L91
A regular fund-raising event which took place in Todmorden for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The event began in the 1890s. The last event was on 7th July 1906.

Alice Longstaff had a photograph showing the crew of the Fleetwood lifeboat Busbie with supporters of the charity

Light Bank Lock, WalsdenRef L8260
Recorded on 11th December 1843, when Joshua Fielden was found drowned here

Light Brigade Club, HalifaxRef L1038


Question: Does anyone know anything about the Club?

 

Recorded in 1882, when the members sent a congratulatory address to Queen Victoria on her surviving an assassination attempt.

Members and Officers of the Club have included

Light Hazles ReservoirRef L702
Above Littleborough. Built around 1810 to maintain water levels in the Rochdale Canal. It is situated between Warland Reservoir and White Holme Reservoir

Light hole pitRef L467
Aka Light 'oyle. A local name for a drift mine

Lightbank Bridge, WalsdenRef L292
Bridge #36 over the Rochdale Canal

Lightbank Lock, WalsdenRef L451
Lock #31 on the Rochdale Canal. It has a double set of bottom gates to take the 57½ ft long vessels of the Calder & Hebble Canal

LightcliffeRef L49
Area of Calderdale between Hipperholme and Bailiff Bridge created a parish in 1846

Lightcliffe & District Local History SocietyRef L1079
Founded in 1997.

The Society meets at Lightcliffe Church of England School

See Educating the Generations

Lightcliffe & Hipperholme Young Men's SocietyRef L1092
Established in 1866 to provide education

Lightcliffe churchRef L70

Lightcliffe College Cricket ClubRef L591
Recorded in the 1870s

Lightcliffe Congregational Church Young Men's SocietyRef L1084
Established at Lightcliffe Congregational Church in 18??. It was discontinued in 1899

Lightcliffe Co-operative StoreRef L1088
Wakefield Road. A branch of the Brighouse District Industrial Society opened on 8th May 1903

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Lightcliffe Cricket & Lawn Tennis ClubRef L595
Established in the 1920s

Lightcliffe Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club Amateur Dramatic SocietyRef L426

Lightcliffe Cricket ClubRef L571
Recorded in 1875. In 1922, William Aykroyd presented the club with a pavilion

Lightcliffe Curate's HouseRef L146
The curate's house for Eastfield Chapel, Lightcliffe was built in 1634 and stood near the south-west corner of the Chapel.

In 1865, it was rebuilt and moved by Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker, and now stands in Till Carr Lane

Lightcliffe Cycling ClubRef L517
Established in 1889

Lightcliffe Economic StoresRef L1529
Greenfield Avenue. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited.

Closed in 19??. The building was subsequently used as a greengrocer's and a ladies' hairdressers

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Lightcliffe Golf ClubRef L539
Originally Halifax Golf Club. Formed in May 1907.

Leading lights in the founding of the club were R. W. Latto, Dr Aspinall Marsden, and Sir Algernon Firth.

See Charles Kershaw and Arthur Edouarde Sharp

Lightcliffe Gun ClubRef L1077
They had their headquarters at The Sun, Lightcliffe.

See Gun Club Field, Lightcliffe

Lightcliffe HoardRef L177
A collection of British and Roman coins discovered near Upper Smith House around 1830.

The Rev W. H. Bull heard of the discovery and hurried to Bradford and elsewhere to recover as much as possible. He subsequently published an account of

of some gold British coins and Roman silver consular and imperial coins found in a field, opposite Lightcliffe Chapel, within a few yards of the present road, in a Roman vessel, between the years MDCCCXXVIII [1828] and MDCCCXXXI [1831].

The man who found the coins, sold some of them at 5s per ounce to a person at Bradford, and broke several of them to see that they were really silver. The writer of this account was fortunate in obtaining 4 of the British Gold Coins in beautiful preservation, 26 of the Consular Coins, and 5 of the Imperial Coins. Some have been purchased by the British Museum, and the Museums of Leeds and York. The Consular Coins have been very much used: many of them have very small letters stamped on parts of the figures on the coins, in the same way as idle people, in this day, disfigure our coinage. But all the Consular Coins are from mints prior to the time of Augustus; the latest Imperial Coin in this lot, is one of Caligula, the other four belong to Augustus. Two of the gold Coins are Boadicea's; and one is very beautiful and very rare, not to be found in Ruding's "British and English Coinage"

The account was reprinted in the Halifax Guardian

Lightcliffe HouseRef L287
Recorded next to Smith House [1895, 1930].

Built in 18??.

It was used by Firth's to accommodate visitors to the company.

Owners and tenants have included

Recorded in the 1960s. It was badly damaged by fire in 19??. It was demolished.

Windsor Walk was built on the site [1970s]

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Lightcliffe LaundryRef L1095
Recorded at Hoyle House [1904].

See Squire Appleyard and Brighouse & Lightcliffe Steam Laundry

Lightcliffe Liberal ClubRef L1158
Recorded in 1917, when John Oates was secretary

See Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Liberal Club

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Lightcliffe Literary & Scientific SocietyRef L1087
Established around 1900.

Members and Officers of the Society have included

Lightcliffe Lodge of FreemasonsRef L1235
The lodge opened in 1???.

Canon George Watkinson was a founder member

Lightcliffe [No 1332] Masonic LodgeRef L1501
Masonic Lodge.

They were at the Masonic Hall, Hipperholme [1937]. They met on the second Wednesday of the month [1937].

Masters and members of the Lodge have included

Lightcliffe Old ChurchRef L188

Lightcliffe Orchestra SocietyRef L433

Lightcliffe Parish ChurchRef L218
Eastfield Chapel was endowed in 1536. In 1775, it was rebuilt a little further along Wakefield Road and was known as Lightcliffe Old Church. In 1875, the new St Matthew's Church was built nearby and the old church became the cemetery chapel

Lightcliffe Parish MagazineRef L443
Published around 1890 by Whitley & Booth. It was priced at 1d

Lightcliffe Pierrot TroupeRef L422
19th/20th century entertainers

Lightcliffe Police StationRef L1075
Lightcliffe had a policeman but he lived in his own house. This it would be rented and the force would pay the rent.

See Bailiff Bridge Police Station

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Lightcliffe Post OfficeRef L1076
There seems to be some confusion in the records with the Post Offices at Lightcliffe and at Hipperholme.

The Foldout combines references to the 2 offices

See Pauline Doris Oakley

Lightcliffe Railway StationRef L994
Opened on 17th August 1850 on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway line. The line required the construction of Bottom Hall Viaduct.

In 1864, Lord Palmerston arrived at the station on his way to with Sir Henry William Ripley at Holme House.

In 1921, a girl's body was found on the line near Lightcliffe.

The station closed for passenger traffic on 14th June 1965 when services between Bradford and Huddersfield via Halifax ceased.

The line through the former station remains open.

In January 2004, there was a proposal to open a new station on disused farmland off Coach Road.

Stationmasters at the Station have included

See Lightcliffe Post Office

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Lightcliffe Royd, BarkislandRef L403
One of two properties mentioned in 1594 as New Lightlie Roids.

The name is also spelled Leetlie Royd, Lightlie Roid, and Lightlye Roid.

Mid 17th century house.

Built by an ancestor of John Gledhill of Barkisland Hall

A window moulding is initialled IB.

Owners and tenants have included

The house is now private dwellings.

The houses and the nearby mid 17th century barn are listed.

See Barsey Green, Barkisland and Stone Stile Farm, Barkisland

Lightcliffe StationRef L140

Lightcliffe tunnelRef L227
Railway tunnel built in 1850 for the Leeds to Manchester line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, it passes beneath the junction of Wakefield Road and Knowle Top road.

In 1903, Willie Brooke was killed in a railway accident in the tunnel

Lightcliffe, Vicars ofRef L125

Lightfoot, Canon JohnRef L408
[1854-1917] DSc, MA, MusBac.

Born in Tunstall, Staffordshire.

He was Senior Curate at Halifax [1882] / Perpetual Curate at Cross Stone [1882, 1909] / Choirmaster at Cross Stone [1882]. On 21st October 1909, he was created an Honorary Canon of Wakefield.

He published several religious works and others on philosophy and algebra, in addition to many songs and music

In [Q4] 1877, he married Anne Maria Bradburn [1855-1930] from Shiffnall, Staffordshire, in Wolverhampton.

Children:

  1. Ethel Mary [b 1878]
  2. Maud [1879-1919] who married Albert Edward Eastwood
  3. twins Nora [1881-1941] who never married
  4. Annie [1881-1954] who never married
  5. Mildred [b 1883]

John died 9th August 1917 [aged 63 years].

Anne Maria died 13th April 1830 [aged 75].

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

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Lightfoot, Dr RichardRef L14
[17??-18??] He was Surgeon to the Halifax Volunteer Corps of Infantry [1802]. He was at Swine Market, Halifax [1809, 1816] and 16 Westgate, Halifax [1822]

Lighthazles, RippondenRef L22
House.

William de Lihthasles is recorded in 1332.

Owners and tenants have included

See Hoyle family of Lighthazles and Light

Lighting, EdgarRef L288
[1871-1940] Born in Newark.

On 29th December 1915, he married Marjorie Hartley [1892-1957] in Reigate, Surrey.


Marjorie was the daughter of
John Edward Hartley
 

Children:

  1. Peter Armitage
  2. Patricia A. [b 1923]

During the Second Boer War, he served with the South African Constabulary [1899-1902] in South Africa.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

They lived at Woodlands, Midgley [1935-1940].

Edgar died in Calder district [Q4 1940]

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Lighting, Peter ArmitageRef L1688
[1916-1954] Son of Edgar Lighting.

He worked in the colour matching department at Calvert's [1934].

He married 1st May 1940 [1918-19??] at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Monica Beryl was the daughter of William Stanley Arthur.

She was a chiropodist [1940]

 

Children:

  1. Peter Anthony (Tony) [b 1941]
  2. Nicholas h. [b 1946]
  3. Timothy A. [b 1946]
  4. Andrew D. [b 1950]

During World War II, he spent 3½ years as a Japanese POW.

He rejoined Calvert's after the War.

He replaced William Henry Murgatroyd as Manager [1946].

They lived at Rough Hall, Wainstalls [1954].

Peter died in Halifax General Hospital [18th May 1954].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,123 15/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Monica Beryl and Harry Ludlam.

In 1957, Monica married Roland Gledhill

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Lightollers, JamesRef L1366
[1???-1627] Of Baitings. Brother of Charles Lightowlers.

He (possibly) married Jony.

Child: Grace

The executors of his will were his daughter, Grace, and his brother, Charles. The will left

  • His brother's children – James, Mary and Jane – £20 each
  • His niece, Elizabeth, wife of John Roide of Baitings Gate, £10
  • His niece, Grace, £10 and half of his household goods

He was buried at Elland Parish Church 1st January 1637

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Lightollers, JonyRef L1362
[15??-16??] Or Joannah, Jane. (Possibly) wife of James Lightollers.

The executors of her will of 13th Dec 1623, were Robert Priestley of Baitings and John Hoile of the Shaw. The will left

  • Bequest to 'My Dame Elizabeth Priestly' of Baitings 20s
  • Bequests to [other Priestleys]
  • To Charles Lightowlers her part of title of the tenements in Monshead
  • To the poor of Stannenden and Rishworth £5

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Lightowler ...Ref L982
The entries for people & families with the surname Lightowler are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lightowler & Company LimitedRef L1043
Carpet, rug, window blinds, wall covering and oilcloth manufacturer and merchants established by Joseph Lightowler.

The company had business at 6 & 11 Wade Street [1874], 13 Cheapside [1905, 1920], 13 & 25 Old Cock Yard [1905, 1920], 18 Commercial Street [1905], 7 Westgate, and West Parade, Halifax. and at Tyrell Street, Bradford, and Rotherham.

The business was carried on by Joseph's sons: Henry and Arthur William.

Other members of the family joined the business including Arthur.

He diversified into the manufacture of hassocks for church and household use. Indeed, the company's telegraphic address was Hassocks, Halifax

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Lightowler BrothersRef L1017
Established by John, Joseph and Thomas Lightowler. They had carpet manufacturing, finishing, bleaching and dye works at Waterside Dye Works, Halifax, Hebble Bridge, Wheatley and Cross Hills. Their business at Waterside was dissolved in 1879

Lightowlers, CharlesRef L1361
[1575-1636] Of Soyland and Rishworth. Brother of James Lightollers.

In 1597, he married Agneta Shay at Elland.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who married John Roide from Baitings Gate
  2. Mary who married Abraham Lumme from Stainland
  3. Grace who married John Gaukroger from Halifax
  4. Jane who married John Hoile
  5. James

See Jony Lightollers

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Lightowller, ThomasRef L507
[1721-1769] Or Lightoulers.

Son of Mary and Thomas Lightowller, a wood-worker of Walton-le-Dale, Preston.

Born in Lancashire.

He and his brother, Timothy, trained as joiners and carpenters.

He became an engraver with the coiners.

In 1745, he was charged with coining at Cardiff, but was subsequently acquitted.

He moved to Warwickshire.

He was a carver and snuff-box maker. He began to counterfeit coins, and passed his skills on to others. He was several times arraigned on charges of coining, but, because he informed on others, he was acquitted.

He and his brother, Timothy, moved to the East Riding of Yorkshire where they were engaged in the decoration of Burton Constable Hall.

In 1768, he was in the West Riding and again became involved in coining. After several of his associates were apprehended, he fled to Vienna where he was employed by Maria Theresa. He established business as a manufacturer of iron and copper plates.

He married Margaret Gill.

Child: John [bapt 1755]

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Ligonier, EdwardRef L555
[1740-1782] Nephew of Sir John Ligonier, Earl Ligonier.

In December 1766, he married Penelope Pitt.


She was said to be the daughter of George Pitt, Baron Rivers, and was known as Lady Ligonier, Viscountess Ligonier, after her marriage.

She was a society beauty

 

6 years after their marriage, he divorced her when she had an affair with an Italian nobleman, Count Vittorio Amadeo Alfieri.

The Italian later deserted here.

She came to live at New House, Lightcliffe, and in Halifax for a time.

The Brighouse News [Saturday 15th June 1872] reported


LADY PENELOPE LIGONIER said to have been the daughter of the Earl of Chatham, resides at New House, Lightcliffe, about the close of the last century.

Mr Thomson, of Chapel le Brier, has a painting of his grandfather's hounds, followed by huntsmen, Mr Thomson, Rev William Aked of Southowram, and Lady Ligonier, who is generally reported to have been somewhat immoral, having John Wright, a wire drawer, as a paramour

 

Edward died without issue on 14th June 1782, and the title became extinct

In 1784, she married (2) Captain Smith, and went to live in Northampton

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Likeman, Rev H. I.Ref L25
[1???-19??] Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [1927]

Liley's Building, CheapsideRef L656
Property which stands on the north side of Cheapside, Halifax, at the corner with Commercial Street.


Question: Does anyone know whether the property had a name?

 

The property was built by William Emmet [in 1826], and sold to John Abbott [in 1844].

Occupants have included

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Liley, ChristineRef L1143
[1934-2016] Daughter of Joseph Liley.

She was a partner in Liley's.

In [Q2] 1959, she married (1) Adrian L. Forrest [1933-19??] in Halifax.

She married (2) Sam Kilburn [1923-20??].

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Liley, DesmondRef L1144
[19??-] Son of Joseph Liley.

He was a partner in Liley's

Liley's (Halifax) LimitedRef L159
Sewing machine, toy and pram store which occupied Liley's Building at the corner of Commercial Street and Cheapside, Halifax.

Established by Joseph Liley.

The business was later run by his children, Christine and Desmond Liley. The business closed in 1988

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Liley, JosephRef L160
[1905-1975] OBE.

Managing director of Liley's (Halifax) Limited pram shop. He was Liberal Councillor for Pellon, and Mayor of Halifax [1969-1970].

In 1931, he married Irene Armitage in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Christine
  2. Robin
  3. Desmond

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Liley, RichardRef L473
[17??-1???]
Coiner of Soyland Mill

Lillands Farm, RastrickRef L109
Roger de Rastrick is recorded here in 1251. Home of the Thornhill family in the 14th century

The present house is dated 1741.

The names appears as Leylands on some old maps

Lilley, DenisRef L861
[1918-1942] Son of Elizabeth Ann & Edward Lilley of Halifax.

Born in York.

He worked with his father on a vegetable stall in Halifax Borough Market.

He lived at 14 Stafford Parade, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940] and served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He was killed in the Middle East [13th April 1942] (aged 24).

He was buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya [Grave Ref 2 F 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Lilley, EdwardRef L364
[1???-1???]
He occupied a mill along the
Hebble Brook. The mill was subsequently known as Lilly Mill

Lilley, JamesRef L1618
[18??-1???] Fruit and potato salesman.

He was active in the Stainland area [possibly around 1890]

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Lilley, JamesRef L1219
[1820-1901] Born in Tumby, Lincolnshire.

He was a carpenter [1871] / a joiner [1881].

He married (1) Sarah [1826-1874].


Sarah was born in Tattershall, Lincolnshire
 

Sarah died 7th February 1874 (aged 48).

In [Q1] 1876, he married (2) Harriet Elizabeth Haigh [1842-1920] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Halifax
 

The family lived at

  • 32 Cavendish Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 2 Bruce Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Margaret Street, Halifax (widowed Harriet was living  alone) [1911]

James died 1st March 1901 (aged 81).

Harriet Elizabeth died 23rd August 1920 (aged 78).

He and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1560] with Lewis Holroyd

Lilley, RobertRef L952
[1870-1946] Born in Bubwith, Yorkshire.

He was a wholesale fruiterer (own account) [1911].

In [Q2] 1898, he married Annie Park [1872-1924] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Stainland, the daughter of
Joseph Park
 

Children:

  1. Agnes M. [b 1901]
  2. Ada [b 1904]
  3. Vera [b 1907]
  4. Donald E. [b 1909]
  5. Aubrey P. [b 1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 6 children of whom 5 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at Forester's House, Stainland [1911].

Annie died 23rd June 1924 (aged 52).

Robert died 11th February 1946 (aged 76).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Lilly Bridge, HalifaxRef L393
There is a 2-arch stone bridge over the Hebble Brook.

The cantilevered footpath, walls and weir were built around 1830 and are listed.

There is also an iron bridge over the railway line.

See Waterside Footpath

Lilly Lane Baths, HalifaxRef L986
Aka Halifax Baths & Pleasure Grounds and Greece Fields Public Baths, Halifax.

Extensive facilities developed by Thomas Rawlinson at Coldwell Ing near the Hebble Brook at Lilly Lane. He had acquired a 99-year lease on the land from the Waterhouse Charities in 1784. They opened in 1793 on the east side of Hebble Brook. They were the only local public baths at the time. The facilities were said to be the finest and most extensive suite of baths in Yorkshire, including bowling greens, quoits area, shrubberies and landscaped gardens with some of Leyland  sculpture, dining room, shower baths, swimming baths, medicated and sulphur baths, and hot, cold and tepid baths. A membership fee was charged for the use of the facilities. The baths were supplied by fresh-water springs which rose in Greece Fields. The privately-owned baths, which were built of red brick, closed in 1853 and were sold to make way for the railway.

Albion Mills stand on a part of the site of the baths.

John Wilson Anderson was Keeper of the Baths [1845]. His artistic talents were used to lay out the grounds at the baths, and some of Joseph Leyland's sculpture was displayed in the ground.

Branwell Brontë visited the baths.

See Bath Street, Halifax

Lilly Lane Bridge, HalifaxRef L1503
Bridge across the Hebble at Lilly Lane

Lily Hall, HeptonstallRef L152
Heptonstall Road.

Group of late 18th century early 19th century cottages.

It was originally a farm. It was subsequently converted to 4 cottages.

Mentioned in 1819.

Owners and tenants have included

Lily of the Valley Lodge 222 G. U. O. O. F.Ref L1173
Ovenden Friendly Society [Number 3792] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Lily of the Valley Lodge: OddfellowsRef L1495
Sowerby Bridge.

Members and Officers of the Lodge have included:

See Oddfellows

Lilywhite LimitedRef L1065
Famous publisher of picture postcards founded by Arthur Frederick Sergeant.

Originally called the Halifax Photographic Company, the company operated from premises in New Brunswick Street, Halifax, and also took over a photographic business in St Albans.

The company then moved to the former textile mill at Lumb Mill, Mill Bank, producing photographic paper and picture postcards.

The building – and films, negatives, and prints – were completely destroyed by fire on 15th January 1931. Sergeant started a new factory at Mearclough, Sowerby Bridge.

He subsequently sold the business to A. H. Leach.

See Ralph Heginbottom, Whiteley Lumb and J. T. Sellers

Limb, AlbertRef L810
[1890-1918] Son of Jubal Limb.

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist Church, School & Young  Men's Class / a cotton spinner piecener [1911].

In [Q3] 1915, he married Ellen Crabtree in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 18 Tennyson Street, Lee Mount, Halifax
  • Boy Lane, Wheatley

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

He was killed [20th July 1918] (aged 28).

The Halifax Courier [24th August 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Sp Mem 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist School.

His brother Allan also died in the War

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Limb, AllanRef L744
[1892-1917] Son of Jubal Limb.

Born in Halifax [Q2 1892].

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist Church & Sunday School / a dyer's labourer [1911].

In 1914, he married Mary Jane Cryer [1889-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of Mount Tabor, Halifax, was the daughter of John Cryer, quarryman
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd February 1917] (aged 24).

The Halifax Courier [24th February 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, France [Grave Ref VII G 18].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist School.

His brother Albert also died in the War

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Limb, FrederickRef L948
[1863-19??] Son of Thomas Limb, blacksmith.

Born in Hasland, Derbyshire.

He was an iron moulder [1891, 1901] / a moulder of Lockwood Road, Huddersfield [1907] / a foreman iron moulder [1911].

In 1883, he married (1) Elizabeth Ann Allsopp [1865-1906] in Sheffield.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire
 

Children:

  1. Ethel May [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  cotton gasser [1911]
  2. John Thomas

Elizabeth Ann died in Halifax in 1906 (aged 41).

In 1907, he married (2) Sarah Ann [1862-19??] at Rashcliffe, Huddersfield.


Sarah Ann, of Lockwood Road, Huddersfield, was born in Linbey [?], Yorkshire, the daughter of Richard Williams, brewer.

She was the widow of Mr Tweedie

 

They lived at

  • 72 Eyre Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire [1891]
  • 75 Oak Street, Elland [1901]
  • 28 Casson Place, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were Elizabeth's siblings: Walter M Allsopp [b 1867] (angle iron smith), Edith Allsopp [b 1871] (tailoress)  & Annie Allsopp [b 1877] (stocking knitter) 

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Limb, John ThomasRef L950
[1897-19??] MM.

Son of Frederick Limb.

He was a member of Elland Wesleyan Sunday School / a worsted doffer [1911] / a moulder's apprentice / employed by Dempster's.

He lived with his father at East House, Casson Place, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted when he was 17-years-old [26th August 1914] and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He went to France [April 1915].

He sustained shrapnel wounds to this hand. He was awarded the Military Medal

His photograph appears with reports of his award in the Halifax Courier [7th September & 14th September 1918].

He survived the War.

In [Q2] 1936, A John T. Limb married Hilda M. Sutcliffe in Halifax

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Limb, JubalRef L414
[1813-1???] Born in Whimflet [?], Lincolnshire.

He was a gas stoker [1877] / a gardener [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1813-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Old Leak, Lincolnshire. She was a silk throwster [1881]
 

Children:

  1. Michell / Martha [b 1856] who married (1) John William Dyson and (2) Ellis Cockroft
  2. Rachel [b 1859] who was a silk throwster [1881]
  3. Joshua [b 1861] who was a labourer [1881]
  4. Maria [b 1864] who was a cripple from birth [1881]

They lived at 2 Coach Fold, Northowram [1881]

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Limb, JubalRef L837
[1847-1911] Son of Jubal Limb, gardener.

Born in Old Leake/Wrangle, Lincolnshire.

He was a delver [1891] / a general labourer [1901] / a bricklayer's labourer [1911].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1889, he married (2) Mary Ann Palmer [1854-1927] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Northowram, the daughter of William Palmer, delver.

In 1881, she was a cotton reeler, living at 3 Square, Ovenden, with her 2 sons (father unknown):

  1. George Henry Palmer [b 1876] who was a cotton piecer  [1891], a brewer's labourer [1901]
  2. Thomas Palmer [b 1881] who was a dyer's labourer [1901]

and her brother John William Palmer [b 1859] (stone quarrier) 

 

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. Allan
  3. Harry [1893-1963] who was a cotton twiner piecener [1911]  & served in France [World War I]
  4. Annie / Anise [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner  [1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 16 Boy Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 24 Boy Lane, Wheatley [1901, 1911, 1918]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] were brother-in-law John William Palmer [b 1849] (delver) [1891], (stone quarryman) [1901] and stepsons George Henry Palmer & Thomas Palmer.

All 3 sons served in World War I. Sons Albert & Allan died in the War. All 3 are mentioned on the Roll of Honour at Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist School

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Limbert, John AlbertRef L463
[1893-1917] Son of Thomas Limbert.

Born in Garforth [Q2 1893].

He was a railway porter [1911] / a police constable in Todmorden [1915].

On 10th November 1915, he married Rhoda Cousins [1891-1963].


John Albert Limbert, Police constable of 56 Stansfield Street, Todmorden, married Rhoda Cousins, of Damflask, Sheffield, the daughter of Thomas Cousins, reservoir keeper, at Christ Church, Stannington, Sheffield
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [1915] and he served as a Lance Sergeant with the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 14th October 1917 (aged 24).

The The Skyrack Courier of Leeds [26th October 1917] reported his death


Private John Albert Limbert, West Yorkshire Regiment, wounded in action on the 9th October and died on the 14th of October at the age of 24.

He enlisted two years ago.

Prior to this, he was in the West Riding Police Force for four years.

Son of Thomas Lambert of Butt Hill, Kippax

 

The Todmorden & District News [16th November 1917] reported his death


Private John Arthur Limbert, West Yorkshire, died on the 14th October from wounds received in action, aged about 25.

He was a native of Leeds and came to Todmorden as a member of the West Riding constabulary

 

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XI F 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance. The family lived at

  • Shawfield Street, Todmorden
  • Sheffield [1917]
  • Dam House, Bradfield, Sheffield (Rhoda was living with  John Arthur's widowed father) [1921]

A Rhoda Limbert died in Rotherham [Q3 1963] (aged 71) 

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Limbert, ThomasRef L824
[1859-1???] Son of Mary & Andrew Limbert, collier.

Born in Garforth; baptised at St Mary's Church, Garforth, [5th June 1859].

He was a stoker of Moor Garforth [1884] / a coal miner [1891] / a coal miner (hewer) [1901] / a coal miner hewer (underground) [1911] / a reservoir keeper for Sheffield Corporation Water Works  [1921].

On 15th October 1884, he married Isabella Heckles [1858-1914] at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Leeds.


Isabella, of Johnson's Court, Leeds, was born in Great Ayton, Yorkshire, the daughter of Robinson Heckles, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Andrew [b 1887] who was a coal miner (hewer) [1901], a  coal miner hewer (underground) [1911]
  2. Robinson [1889-1957] who was a coal miner hewer  (underground) [1911]
  3. Albert / John Albert
  4. Elsie [b 1896]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1898]

They lived at

  • Moor Garforth, Garforth [1891] [1901]
  • 40 Gascoine Terrace, Garforth [1911]
  • Butt Hill, Kippax [1915]
  • Dam House, Bradfield, Sheffield [1921]

Living with the widowed Thomas [in 1921] was his widowed daughter-in-law Rhoda Limbert.

Isabella died in 1914 (aged 57) 

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Limed House Refreshment Rooms, ShibdenRef L1309
In 1906, the proprietor, Richard Eastwood, advertised
refreshments provided at moderate charges ... picnic and other parties catered for ... all kinds of aerated waters ... cigarettes and cigars of the finest brands ... accommodation for large parties ... stabling

Limed House, ShibdenRef L86

The records often just use Limed House, without making it clear which they are referring to. This was further confused when the OS Maps started to call them Lime House / Upper Lime House / Lower Lime House.

See Limed House Refreshment Rooms, Shibden and Limed House Soft Bed Colliery, Northowram

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Limers' Gate, LuddendenRef L1169
See Limers' Gate

Limers' Gate, WadsworthRef L57
A packhorse route used for carrying lime from Rochdale, Lancashire to the Calder valley.

It passes over Wadsworth Moor.

At its highest point it is over 1400 ft above sea-level.

Lumb Bridge takes the route over the falls of Crimsworth Dean Beck.

See Gib Lane, Wadsworth, Limers' Gate, Luddenden and Ailsa O'Fusses

Lind, Gordon SeymourRef L958
[1923-1944] Son of Emily Elizabeth (née Attwood) & Charles Seymour Lind of Great Horton, Bradford.

He was educated at Siddal Council School & Grange High School, Bradford / an articled clerk with Lee & Greaves, chartered accountants,  Bradford.

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He took part in 31 bombing operations.

He was killed in action over Amiens [1st July 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Poix-De-Picardie Churchyard, France [Grave Ref A 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Linden House, BrighouseRef L2
Owners and tenants have included

Linden House, HalifaxRef L943
Linden Road, Skircoat.

Owners and tenants have included

Linden House, Hebden BridgeRef L413
See Ashley House, Hebden Bridge

Linden Lodge, HalifaxRef L5680
Linden Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Lindley, AlfredRef L285
[1864-1933] Born at Ainley Top, Elland.

He was a labourer in a brickworks at Ainley Top [1901] / a farmer at Ainley Top.

On 14th May 1883, he married (1) Sarah Jane Thornton [1862-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Jane was born in Elland
 

Child: John

On 17th August 1901, he married (2) Elizabeth Twigden at Elland Parish Church.

Elizabeth died in 1918.

On 26th October 1918, he married (3) Mary Ann 1867-1943 at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Ann [née Dowling], from West Bealings, Suffolk, was the widow of James Pilling
 

They lived at 12 Ainley Top, Huddersfield

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Lindley's: C. Lindley & Company LimitedRef L1029
Engineers' factors, nut & bolt manufacturers at Beauvoir Works, Luddenden [1905, 1921].

See James William Gaukroger

Lindley, Mrs FredaRef L1296
[1???-1???] Of Ivy Cottage, Norwood Green.

She married Mr Lindley.


Her maiden name is not yet known
 

In 1947, Jack Schofield – a former friend – was charged with attempting to cut Freda's throat.

The case disturbed Freda such that, in 1950, she was charged with unlawfully attempting suicide by placing herself in front of a moving car driven by Walter Edgar Smith of Green Lane, Hove Edge. At the time, she was walking out with Fred Sellars.

Fred & Freda later married. out with Fred when the incident occurred, and the man whom she later married

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Lindley, HarryRef L959
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Lindley, JohnRef L854
[1884-1914] Son of Alfred Lindley.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment / Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment).

He died in St Peter Port harbour, Guernsey at Rastrick [14th August 1914].

He was buried at Fort George Military Cemetery, St Peter Port, Guernsey [L 191].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church.

His stepbrothers Joseph Mallyon & William Mallyon also died in the War

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Lindley, Manor ofRef L673
The manor was held by Thomas, son of Richard de Wakefield [1309], Hugh Annesley, Brian Stapleton, William de Quermby, and John de Heton.

See Old Lindley and Manor of Stainland

Lindley Prize BandRef L920
Recorded around 1910, when Lewis Brook Whiteley was member of the Band

Lindrum, WalterRef L1450
[1898-1960] Born in Australia. He was a world champion billiards player.

On 11th February 1933, he gave a demonstration in Halifax

Lindsay, Rev DavidRef L896
[18??-18??]
Minister at
Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1896-1899]

Lindsay, JackRef L965
[1914-1942] Son of John & Mary McLeod Lindsay.

During World War II, and he served as a Junior Engineer Officer with the Merchant Navy aboard the tanker SS San Arcadio.

He was lost [31st January 1942] (aged 28).

when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine I-64 and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of 41 of her crew of 50.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London [Grave Ref 91], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Lindsay, Janet GertrudeRef L678
[18??-1935] Daughter of T. S. Lindsay of Edinburgh.

She married Sir Algernon Freeman Firth.

Like her husband, she was a great benefactor to the employees of Firth's Carpets and to the people of Bailiff Bridge. During World War I, Lady Janet was commandant of Priestley Green Hospital received a Mention in Despatches

Her niece, Mary Lindsay, married Gerald Cozens-Hardy Willans, son of J. E. Willans [19th October 1909]

See Firth Fountain and Holroyd House, Priestley Green

LindwellRef L447
Area of Greetland.

It's the area just on the right as you go up the hill from West Vale to Greetland.

Named for the well there.

See Lindwell Primitive Methodist Chapel

Lindwell Young Men's Mutual Improvement ClassRef L735
Recorded in 1914 at Lindwell Primitive Methodist Church, Greetland

LineholmeRef L435
Area of Todmorden

Lineholme Co-operative StoreRef L1386
The store opened on 5th May 1888. They had 248 members and a share capital of £6,454

Lineholme Villas, TodmordenRef L7530
3 stone-built houses.

Owners and tenants have included

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Linen Hall, HalifaxRef L58
Hall End. A linnen hall is mentioned in 1629 and in 1708. A hall for selling cloth – aka the Cloth Hall and Blackwell Hall at Hall End – is mentioned in 1572, much earlier than those in neighbouring towns.

The market began at 6:00 am between March and September, and at 8:00 am the rest of the year. Opening and closing were signalled by the ringing of a bell. A penalty of 39s 11d was imposed on anyone who asked the price of a piece of cloth before the bell rang.

It was demolished in the 1820s when redevelopment – including the construction of Waterhouse Street – took place

See John Smithson

Linfoot, David AtkinsonRef L602
[1891-1918] Son of Henry Linfoot.

Born in Elland.

He was an overlooker in a worsted mill in Farsley [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [29th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 68-72]

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Linfoot, HenryRef L600
[1863-1914] Born in Spofforth.

He was a police constable [1886].

On 7th February 1886, he married Isabella Ann Douglas [1864-1???] in Spofforth.


Isabella Ann was born in Forfar
 

Children:

  1. John Douglas [1887-1895]
  2. James Henry [1889-1924]
  3. David Atkinson
  4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1895]
  5. Margaret Audrey [b 1900]

Henry's work as a police officer meant the family had to move home from Elland to Farsley [between 1901 & 1911]. In 1911, they were living at 17 Eddinson Street, Farsley

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Linfoot, MatthewRef L1373
[1???-18??]
Tea dealer at 8 New Market Street, Halifax [1829, 1834]

Linfoot, William E.Ref L1107
[18??-19??]
He lived at
Crossley Hall, Salterhebble [1905]

Ling BobRef L142
Area of Highroad Well. Playing fields opened in 1935

Lingard, Ehud MorrisonRef L28
[1878-1958] Son of Joseph Lingard.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bookkeeper [1901] / licensee of the shop at 61 North Parade, Halifax (taking over from  his father) [1910] / a beer bottler and wine & spirit merchant [1911] / a wine & spirit merchant and beer bottler (employer) at 61 North  Parade, Halifax [1921].

In [Q3] 1914, he married (1) Henrietta Stuttard [1883-1930] in Halifax.


Henrietta was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Henrietta died in Halifax [Q2 1930] (aged 46).

In 1931, he married (2) Jessy in Halifax.


Jessy née Wright was born in Halifax and the widow of James Roper Barker who died in World War I
 


Question: A Mrs Ehud Lingard bowling trophy is recorded [1936, 1937, 1939, 1940]

Does anyone know anything about this trophy?

 

The family lived at

  • 27 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 37 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1921]

Living with them [in 1921] were Henrietta's widowed mother Emma Stuttard [b 1857] & a visitor Nellie Stuttard [b 1917]

Lingard, EllisRef L907
[1853-1884] Born in Walsden.

He was an assurance agent [1881].

On 12th May 1877, he married Frances Ann Cockcroft at York Street Chapel, Todmorden.


Frances was born in Walsden, the daughter of
James Cockcroft.

She was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901]

 

The Todmorden & District News [18th May 1877] reported the wedding


Mr Ellis Lingard of Shade married Miss Francis Ann Cockcroft of Wood Bottom, Walsden
 

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Albert [b 1884] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]

They lived at

  • 3 Wood Bottom, Walsden (living with Frances's widowed  mother) [1881]
  • 117 Knowlwood Road, Walsden (living with Frances's  widowed mother) [1891]
  • 525 Rochdale Road, Walsden [1901]

Ellis, of 117 Knowlwood Turn, Walsden, died 2nd December 1884 (aged 31) 

The Todmorden & District News [5th December 1884] reported his death

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Lingard, JosephRef L1279
[1837-1910] Born in Blackshaw Head.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1881] / a boot & shoe dealer [1891] / a provision merchant, and wine & spirit merchant [1900] / a wine & spirit merchant [1901].

In [Q2] 1858, he married Ellen Hirst [1836-1892] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clara Miriam Elizabeth [b 1860] who was a wine & spirit  assistant [1881], a boot dealer's assistant [1891]
  2. Walter John [b 1872] who was a clerk [1891], a traveller  (wine & spirit) [1901]
  3. Ehud Morrison

They lived at

  • 9 North Parade, Halifax [1881]
  • 87 Northgate, Halifax [1891]
  • 61 North Parade, Halifax [1900]
  • 16 Milton Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 27 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1910]

Ellen died Q2 1892 (aged 56).

Joseph died 4th April 1910 (aged 73)  and was buried at All Souls' Burial Ground, Halifax [7th April 1910].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £7,000 The Halifax Daily Guardian [10th May 1910] published details of his will.

After his death the licence of the shop at 61 North Parade, Halifax passed to his son Ehud.

See Willie Jagger Priestley

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Lingard, PercyRef L374
[1883-1915] Son of Thomas Lingard.

Born in Todmorden [Q2 1883].

He was a cotton weaver [1901] / a weaver [1904, 1911].

On 3rd October 1904, he married Florence Annie Butterworth [1885-1951] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Florence Annie, of Stansfield Road, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of William Butterworth, corn miller.

She was a weaver [1911] / a cotton weaver for Caleb Hoyle at Derdale Mill [1921]

 

Children:

  1. John Willie [b 1905] who was a warehouseman for Caleb  Hoyle [1921]
  2. Walter [1906-1974] who was a warehouse boy for Caleb  Hoyle [1921]
  3. Annie [b 1910]
  4. Tom [b 1913]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 3 Baltimore, Todmorden [1911]
  • 23 Back Brook Street, Todmorden [1921]

During World War I, he enlisted for service in Preston and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 25th July 1915.

The Todmorden & District News [30th July 1915] reported his death


Private Percy Lingard was wounded in the trenches in France a few days after he arrived.

He recovered and returned to active duty a few weeks later when he was injured again and died of his wounds, aged 32.

He had previously served with the King's Liverpool Regiment in the Boer War

 

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Lingard, ThomasRef L894
[1842-19??] Son of Richard Lingard, twister-in.

Born in Mouse Nest, Stansfield.

He was a weaver in Stansfield [1864] / a loom jobber [1871] / a cotton loom tackler [1881].

On 25th June 1864, he married Jane Crabtree [1836-1???] at Heptonstall Church.


Jane, a heald knitter of Mill Wood, Stansfield, was the daughter of Samuel Crabtree, hawker
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1871] who was a cotton reed cleaner [1881], a  cotton twister [1891, 1901]
  2. Ernest [b 1874] who was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901]
  3. Frank [b 1878] who was a slipper maker [1891], a warp  dresser [1901]
  4. Percy

They lived at

  • Millwood, Stansfield [1871]
  • 65 Industrial Street, Langfield [1881, 1891, 1901]

In 1891, Thomas was a relation staying with the Stoll family in Burnley.

Jane was a widow by 1901

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Lingard, WalterRef L471
[1882-1917] Son of Ellis Lingard.

Born in Walsden [Q2 1882].

He was a picker maker [1901] / an insurance agent for Refuge Assurance Company [1911].

In [Q3] 1902, he married Betsy Hardman [1879-1946] in Todmorden.


Betsy was born in Walsden.

She was a winder at cotton spinning mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1903] who was a cotton warehouseman for Mr  Cockroft, cotton manufacturer of Bottoms Mill, Walsden [1921]
  2. Arnold [b 1907] who was an apprentice printer for  Waddington & Sons at Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1921]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 3 Copperas House Terrace, Walsden [1911]
  • 339 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1921]

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax and served as a Private with the 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 11th March 1917.

The Todmorden & District News [16th March 1917] reported his death


Private W. Lingard, East Yorkshire Regiment, died in France in the 47th Casualty Clearing Station, aged 37.

He was admitted to hospital on March 8th suffering from gunshot wounds to his right side and left shoulder.

Lived at 16 High Street

 

He was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I J 10].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Lingard, Walter BurnsRef L1270
[1885-1964] Born in Skipton.

He was a medical herbalist and botano-therapeutist at 194 Pellon Lane,  Halifax [1936] / a member of the Institute of Botano-Therapy / President and Fellow of the National Association of Medical  Herbalists of Great Britain.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Rebecca Culpan [1879-1965] in Halifax.

Child: Walter [b 1919]

Walter died in Halifax [Q2 1964] (aged 79).

Rebecca died in Halifax [Q2 1965] (aged 86) 

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Lingard, Walter JohnRef L1502
[1872-1936] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Boar's Head Hotel, Halifax [1907-1925] / landlord of the West Hill, Halifax [1925-1929] / landlord of the Sportsman, Halifax [1929-1936].

In [Q2] 1907, he married Margaret Sutcliffe [1871-19??].


Margaret, from Bradford, had a daughter Doris Susannah [b 1892].

Doris was a barkeeper [1911]

 

Child: Eric Joseph [b 1909]

Walter died 1st February 1936.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Lingard, William HenryRef L459
[18??-19??]

In 1883, he married Mary Greenwood.


Mary was the daughter of
William Greenwood
 

Living with them [in 1911] was Mary's brother Ormerod Greenwood

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Linklater, RobertRef L1182
[18??-18??] DD, TCD.

Curate at Illingworth [1863-1865]. He went on to serve at Frome-Selwood, at St Peter's London Docks, at Portsea, in Stroud Green, and Prebendary of Caddington Major in St Paul's Cathedral

Linley, JohnRef L1080
[1847-1933] Son of William Linley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk (worsted factory) [1881] / a clerk (worsted spinning factory) [1901] / a cashier for a worsted spinner [1911].

He married Emily Alice [1847-1903].


Emily was born in Halifax [16th March 1847]
 

Children:

  1. Harry [1872-1880]
  2. Laura [b 1876] who was a milliner [1901] & married [1902]  James Arthur Peel [1877-19??] (dentist's assistant) 

They lived at 30 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1881, 1901].

Emily Alice died 3rd April 1903 (aged 56).

John died 1st April 1933 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1553]

Linley, WilliamRef L153
[1811-1???] Born in Seacroft, Leeds.

He was a horse keeper [1851].

Around 1841, he married Martha Barraclough [1817-1???].


Martha was the daughter of
Tobit Barraclough
 


Martha was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1841] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  2. John [b 1847]
  3. James [b 1850]

They lived at New Bank, Halifax [1851]

Linney, ErnestRef L92
[1898-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Charles Linney of 4 Bankfoot Terrace, Hebden Bridge, and later, 3 White Houses, Mytholmroyd.

Born in Todmorden [Q4 1898].

He was educated at Cross Lanes United Methodist School, Hebden Bridge / employed by Holt & Sutcliffe / a player with Hebden Bridge AFC.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons, then he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shrapnel which pierced his head & body [24th May 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XX B 2].

He is remembered at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Linsey, Douglas GascoineRef L610
[1896-1917] Son of Edwin Linsey.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [3rd May 1917].

He was buried at Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, France [Grave Ref IX F 14]

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Linsey, EdwinRef L616
[1872-1938] Born in Sunderland.

He was a gas engineer [1894].

In 1894, he married Elizabeth Helen Morgan [1872-1927] in South Shields.


Elizabeth Helen was born in Warrington
 

Children:

  1. Mignon Morgan [1895-1957]
  2. Douglas Gascoine
  3. Sheila Lawson [1901-1980]

They lived at Watkinson Hall, Beechwood [1901]

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Linsgreave, RippondenRef L280
A Mesolithic site

Linsley, Miss D. M.Ref L705
[19??-19??]
Headmistress of
Princess Mary High School, In 1955, she moved to Rugby High School for Girls

Linton, JohnRef L509
[1888-1953] Son of Thomas Linton.

Born in Leeds.

In 1912, he married Mary Ann Roberts [1882-1954] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Bradford.

She was a barmaid lodging with John's widowed mother [1911]

 

He was a butcher [1911] / landlord of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1922-1926] / landlord of the Union Cross Hotel, Halifax [1926-1953].

John died Q4 1953.

After his death, the license of the Union Cross was transferred to his wife Mary Ann [6th January 1954]; she died a week later [12th January 1954] in the Royal Halifax Infirmary. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,544 1/5d.

Administration was granted to Clara Leechman (widow) 

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Linton, ThomasRef L103
[1855-1905] Born in Bradford.

He was a butcher [1901].

In [Q1] 1983, he married Frances Pearson [1854-19??] in Bradford.


Frances was born in Stanningley
 

Children:

  1. Selena J. [b 1883] who was a telephone clerk [1901]
  2. Clara [b 1891]
  3. Mabel [b 1894] who was a packer [1911]
  4. John

Thomas died in Halifax [Q2 1905] (aged 50).

They lived at 3 Lombard Street, King Cross [1901, 1911].

Living with the widowed Frances [in 1911] was Mary Ann Roberts (barmaid). In 1912, Mary Ann married John

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Linton, ThomasRef L880
[1915-1942] Son of Ellen Jane & James Linton.

Born in Larne, Northern Ireland.

He married Cecilia Mary.

They lived at 10 Scarborough Terrace, Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He was killed in action in the Middle East [25th October 1942].

He was buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref XXVI D 10].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

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Lion Cottage, RippondenRef L7180
Recorded in 1901, when it was next to the Golden Lion, Ripponden.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

The Lion Gate, ShelfRef L1623
Stanage Lane. The arched gateway – surmounted by a sculpture of a lion, and with two doorways at the side – is all that remains of the Lion Brewery.

The significance of the lion is not known

Lion shillingRef L1293
A coin worth one shilling recorded in the early 1900s.


Question: Is it simply a one shilling coin with a lion on the obverse side?

 

Lipscomb, Dr A. G. J.Ref L257
[19??-19??]
He lived at
Burwood, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Laurence
  2. Edwin Paul

Lipscomb, Edwin Paul C. M.Ref L295
[19??-19??]
Second son of
Dr A. G. J. Lipscomb.

In 1960?, he married Pauline Ann Farrell Palliser from Bath

Lipscomb, John LaurenceRef L265
[19??-19??]
Youngest son of
Dr A. G. J. Lipscomb.

In 1959?, he married Rosemary Pamela Hoar from Oxford

Lipton's Grocers, HalifaxRef L1258

The Liquidation Shoe CompanyRef L1129
Boot and shoe dealers at 35 Southgate, Halifax [1905]

Lishman & Company LimitedRef L997
Cotton and silk warp dyers, bleachers, and sizers at Glen Dye Works, Todmorden [1900, 1905].

They did business in a wide area between Bradford and Manchester.

Partners included Walter Lishman

Lishman Process Bleaching Company LimitedRef L996
At Glen Dye Works, Todmorden [1905]. Partners included Walter Lishman

Lishman, WalterRef L951
[18??-19??]
Partner in
Lishman & Company Limited and the Lishman Process Bleaching Company Limited He lived at Portsmouth House, Todmorden [1905]

Lisle, EdwardRef L1301
[1857-1901] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a bottler [1882] / a bottling manager for a mineral company [1901].

On 19th October 1882, he married Martha Richardson [1857-1912] in Huddersfield.


Martha was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Edith [1883-1886]
  2. Edgar [1887-1888]
  3. William Richardson
  4. Clifford [1894-1895]

The family lived at

  • 26 Clare Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Farrar Street, Halifax [1911]

Edward died at Clare Road, Halifax [12th April 1901].

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1911] was son William.

Martha died in Halifax [13th January 1912].

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 16-P]

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Lisle, William RichardsonRef L754
[1889-1918] Son of Edward Lisle. of King Cross, Halifax.

He was a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / a stuff warehouseman [1911].

In 1911, he was living with his widowed mother at 10 Farrar Street.

He had a sweetheart, Miss Annie Rabbit of 1 Plum Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He died of wounds [27th March 1918] (aged 28).

He was buried at St. Hilaire Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V B 3].

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


After losing William, Annie never married
 

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Listed buildingsRef L107

Lister ...Ref L44
The entries for people & families with the surname Lister are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lister & CompanyRef L599
Brass finishers in Brighouse [1898]

See Olive Wiseman

Lister & SlaterRef L72
Manufacturers of Brussels carpets at Stainland.

Partners included M. Lister and T. A. Slater.

The partnership was dissolved in August 1872

Lister Booth & Company LimitedRef L1050
Cotton manufacturers at Grove Mills, Brighouse.

Established by Lister Booth [1892].

The company re-registered as Lister Booth (1939) Limited [1939]

In 1966, it was decided that the company would go into voluntary liquidation and closed down

This & associated entries use material contributed by Chris Helme

Lister Canal BridgeRef L38
Bridge #8 is a footbridge which crosses the Calder & Hebble Navigation between Copley & Salterhebble

Lister HorsfallRef L1056
Diamond experts, jewellery and watch business established in 1902 by Thomas Lister Horsfall at his Little Diamond Shop at 14 & 15 Corn Market, Halifax.

The business is still owned by the Horsfall family

Lister's: J. W. Lister LimitedRef L1078
Wire drawers at Clifton Bridge Mill, Brighouse, and at Borough Wire Works, Brighouse [1922].

The business was founded in 1889 by John William Lister.

They also had premises at Police Street, Brighouse [1901].

The company is still (2018) in business

Lister-Kaye, Sir JohnRef L1250
[17??-18??] He was Major Commandant of the West Yorkshire Volunteer Cavalry [1805].

He inherited Rosemary Park, Rastrick from his uncle John Wilkinson.

In 1773, he sold the property to Dr Joseph Fryer

Lister Lane Cattle MarketRef L1098
In 1858, a plot of land was purchased for a cattle market in Lister Lane.

In 1886, this was superseded by Victoria Cattle Market.

See Cow Green, Halifax Market and Halifax Winter Cattle Fair

Lister Lane Cemetery, BurialsRef L1359

Lister Lane Cemetery: Grave plotsRef L1357

Lister Lane Cemetery, HalifaxRef L1358
A commercial burial ground established in Lister Lane, Halifax in 1836 by the Halifax General Cemetery Company.

See William Bull, James Day, James Heaps, Monumental Works, Halifax and Stories From the Graves


Thanks to Ann & Stuart Wilkinson and the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery for help with photographs and the epitaphs on the gravestones in the Cemetery
 

Lister Lane Cemetery: the LodgeRef L478
The construction of the burial ground, the Chapel, and the lodge at Lister Lane Cemetery cost around £1,845.

Those who lived here included

There was a workshop behind the Lodge, and the loft where Heaton Hartley kept his racing-pigeons.

The Lodge was demolished in the late 1970s

Lister Lane Cemetery: the Mason's YardRef L608
Lister Lane Cemetery had its own monumental masons' yard. This was also known as the Monumental Works, Halifax.

The yard closed in the mid-20th century and was sold off

Lister Lane Cemetery: the Mortuary ChapelRef L1577
The construction of the burial ground, the mortuary chapel at Lister Lane Cemetery, and the Lodge cost around £1,845.

The Chapel is of Greek design and was designed by Roger Ives. It is listed.

The Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery hope to repair the delapidated building

Lister LionRef L1371

Lister's: Michael Lister & CompanyRef L1139
Scouring preparation manufacturers at 1 Back Pollard Street, Halifax [1874]

Lister's: T. Lister & SonsRef L1000
Slaters, plasterers and whitewashers of Hipperholme [1905]

Lister's Well, Priestley GreenRef L621
Aka Holy Well. A well in the pavement in front of Sisters' House, Priestley Green.

In 1904, it was said to


possess magic cures for all who drank its crystal waters, and pilgrimages were made to it
 

Liszt, FranzRef L66
[1811-1886] Hungarian pianist and composer.

After giving a piano recital in York, he visited Hebden Bridge on 15th December 1840 – when he breakfasted at the White Lion – en route between Dover and Liverpool.

He visited Halifax on 29th January 1841 – where he gave a concert at the Oddfellows' Hall which had been arranged by Joseph Henry Frobisher.

His concert tour was a financial failure and he lost much money

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover

Literary SocietiesRef L220
The Foldout collects the entries for some of the Literary Societies which are / were to be found in the district

Litherstone, HeptonstallRef L1522
One of a row of late 17th century cottages at Northfield, Heptonstall

Litt House, Hebden BridgeRef L1291
A 17th century name for the property which became the Fox & Goose

Litthouse Bridge, Hebden BridgeRef L515
A 16th century name for Hebble End Bridge, Hebden Bridge. There was a dye-house nearby.

See Lithairse

Little, Bernard WilliamsonRef L1676
[1911-1986]
OBE.

Born in Wakefield.

He was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield.

He joined the 609 (West Riding) Squadron [1937] and was a pilot in the Battle of Britain.

After demobilisation in 1945, he trained as a solicitor and was Halifax Coroner [1951-1974]

Little Blackwood House, PellonRef L568
Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

Owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Pellon and Great Blackwood House, Pellon

Little Brackenbed, PellonRef L421
Dr Samuel Threapland owned the house.

See Birks Hall

Little Buck Stones, SowerbyRef L713

See Buck Stones Well, Sowerby

Little Burlees, WadsworthRef L20
House dated I 1642.

An inner door is inscribed 1637 I M. The porch is inscribed C W E 1733 for the Cockcroft family

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book In & About Our Old Homes

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The Little Diamond Shop, HalifaxRef L1106
Established by Lister Horsfall

Little Dublin, StainlandRef L1136
A popular name for the New Street area of Stainland in the early 1900s on account of the number of Irish people living there

Little Even, BarkislandRef L386
Stands on the hillside above the Ryburn, near the township boundary between Barkisland & Norland.

The name is probably derived from Little Heaven.

John Gledhill and the Gledhill family lived here in the 15th century.

In 1696, records mention Joshua Whiteley, Joseph Whiteley and his brother John Whiteley here, relating to maintenance of fences between close called Hollinynge and two closes called Stagghill and Littleynge at Roundynge in Rishworth.

In 1758, a draft bond to make up a breach in the land here, between George Riley and John Stott, is recorded.

In 1808, the property was owned by Mr Wheelwright of Rishworth Mill, when a

Notice of appointment of person

is recorded, to overlook the Highley and Little Even Woods, Barkisland, following damage to trees.

The present building was erected by J. W. Wheelwright around 1880.

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Little Faith, BrearleyRef L1208
A popular name for Brearley Particular Baptist Church because, in the event of the cause not succeeding, the meeting place could easily be converted into cottages

Little, GeorgeRef L368
[19??-] Actor born in Wyke. He has appeared in several stage and TV rôles. He played the rôle of Rev Edward Ruskin in the first episode of Emmerdale Farm.

His daughter, Tasmin Little, is a world-famous violinist, known especially for her interpretation of Delius

Little Greave, SoylandRef L237
Owners and tenants have included

See Great Greave, Soyland

Little Harper Royd, NorlandRef L614
The correct name for Upper Harper Royd, Norland

Little Hill FarmRef L385

Little Holme House, WarleyRef L203
Aka Holme House, Warley, Holme Grave, Warley. 17th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

See Luddenden Valley Railway

Little Ireland Farm, SouthowramRef L179
Halifax Old Road. Aka Ouram Hall.

House which stood on the north side of Halifax Old Road, west of Mytholme Farm. and the Shibden Industrial School.

The farm (20 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

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Little, JohnRef L528
[1879-1915] Son of Robert Little.

Born in Southowram [Q4 1879].

He worked for Halifax Corporation Tramways.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Fleurbaix [28th May 1915] (aged 35).

He was buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France [Grave Ref D 34].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

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Little John WoodRef L78
Brighouse woodland which lay along the banks of the Calder

Little, Rev JosephRef L8000
[18??-18??] He was a missionary in India.

He married Charlotte Susan [1828-1862].

Charlotte Susan died June 23rd 1862 (aged 34).

She was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Little Khaki GeorgeRef L856
3-year-old George Bentley who collected money in the streets of Halifax for the war effort during World War I.

He was popularly known as Little Khaki George, on account of the small military uniform which he wore.

By 22nd August 1914, he had raised £1 3/- and by April 1915, he had raised £85 11/6d. He finally raised a total of over £100.

See Little Scottie and Percy Wilson

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Little Knowl Farm, WalsdenRef L3620
Owners and tenants have included

Little Knowl, WalsdenRef L777
Owners and tenants have included

Little Lear Ings, ColdenRef L291
Early 17th century house and farm.

Owners and tenants have included

It was owned by Todmorden yarn agents when James Speak and his family moved here in 1900. He bought the farm in 1920.

It became the home of James's daughter, Alice Longstaff. Her grave is here.

See Learings, Heptonstall

Little London Farm, NorthowramRef L1305
Recorded in 1905 at Upper Lane

Little London House, SowerbyRef L1538
/ Triangle. Kennel Lane.

Aka Little London Farm, Sowerby.

Originally two late 18th century houses.

Now a single dwelling.

Owners and tenants have included

Little London, NorthowramRef L926
An area of Northowram.

See Little London

Little London, RishworthRef L801
Oldham Road. An area of Rishworth near Booth Wood Reservoir

Little London, West ValeRef L700
An area of West Vale / Greetland

Little Longbottom, WarleyRef L1649
Farm.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Susie Zada

Little Manor, Heptonstall SlackRef L370
Widdop Road.

House dated 1599.

It was extended in 1681. A lintel is inscribed W S 1681.

Now divided into 3 dwellings

Little Marsh, SouthowramRef L13
Bank Top.

The farm (9 acres) with a quarries, was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

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Little Merry Bent, SoylandRef L405
17th/18th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Little Moor, OvendenRef L669
Built by John Brearcliffe [1704].

Owners and tenants have included

In the mid-19th century, it became the Ivy House and the licensee was transferred from the King of Prussia

Little Norcliffe Farm, NorthowramRef L8600
Owners and tenants have included

  • George Brain [1920]
  • W. Mallinson [1920s]

See Thumpas Farm, Northowram

Little Norcliffe Farm, SouthowramRef L156
The Lister family of Shibden Hall bought the property from the Norcliffe family [1695].

In the late 1700s, the Walker family of Crow Nest bought the property

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

  • John Green [Farm to Let 1851]
  • George Taylor (aged 27) farmer of 12 acres with wife  Emily (aged 30) & 2 children [1881]

See Norcliffe, Southowram

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Little Oldham, TodmordenRef L224
Area of Todmorden.

The name is derived from the many red-brick houses which were built around Hare Mill in 18?? to house the mill-workers who came to the district from Lancashire

Little Peel House, WarleyRef L206
17th century house. There is a stone inscribed RJW on the ground floor.

Owners and tenants have included

See Peel House, Luddenden

Little Pighill, ShelfRef L1179
Recorded in 1496,, when Laurence Bentley paid a fine for the Wastes of Longestubbynge, Jakstubynge and Little Pighill in Shelf

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Little Raw Farm, Hebden BridgeRef L794
Wadsworth. Farm on Raw Lane.

Raw Farm lies just east

Little, RobertRef L776
[1849-1906] Born in Ireland.

He was a tailor [1874].

In 1874, he married (1) Mary Jane Clegg [1844-1881] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1878]
  3. William [b 1881]

The children were born in Southowram.

Mary Jane died in 1881.

In 1882, Robert married (2) Catherine Mary Grantham [1857-1936] in Halifax.


Catherine Mary was born in Boston
 

Children:

  1. Kate Ethel [b 1884]
  2. Joseph Tempest [1885-1958]
  3. Alice Gertrude [b 1887]
  4. Edwin Grantham [1889-1920]

The children were born in Southowram.

They lived at

  • 5 Castle Main Place, Blaithroyd Lane [1881, 1891]
  • 83 Beacon Hill [1901]
  • Hare Street, Halifax [1915]

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Little ScottieRef L857
5-year-old Leonard P. Haigh collected money in the streets of Halifax for the war effort during World War I.

He was popularly known as Little Scottie, on account of the small military uniform which he wore.

The Halifax Courier [18th November 1916] described the boy's fund-raising activities


Master Leonard Haigh, five year old son of Edward Haigh of 21 Westbourne Terrace, Salterhebble, known as Little Scottie, raised money for the local relief fund then the Courier Comfort Fund.

He raise £54

 

See Little Khaki George and Percy Wilson

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Little Scout Farm, LuddendenfootRef L796
Owners and tenants have included

See Great Scout Farm, Luddendenfoot

Little Smith House Farm, BrighouseRef L258
Recorded in 1854 just east of Smith House along Smith House Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

  • The Udall family

The property was bought by Brighouse Borough Council and demolished in the 1960s. Poplar View and Sycamore Drive now stand on the site

Little SwitzerlandRef L331

Little Theatre, Hebden BridgeRef L411

Little Toothill Farm, SowerbyRef L480
Hubberton.

Owners and tenants have included

On 24th December 1944, a doodlebug landed in a field nearby and caused damage to the farm buildings.

The farm was rebuilt.

It is now known as Little Toothill Cottage

Little Town Farm, WarleyRef L1545
Raw End Road.

Early 17th century building.

Owners and tenants have included

Little WaltercloughRef L335
Part of the Walterclough valley

Little, WilliamRef L913
[1???-1918]
Son of Elizabeth & Joel Needham Little of Stockport.

In [Q2] 1910, he married Mabel Hartley in Halifax.

They lived at Holly Royd, Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

He died 2nd November 1918.

He was buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France [II C 1]

Little, WilliamRef L64
[1886-1918] Born in Stockport.

He was a compositor [1911].

On 21st May 1910, he married Mabel Hartley in Halifax.


Mabel was the daughter of
Whiteley Hartley
 

Child: Doreen [1914-1987] who married Joe Whiteley

They lived at 48 Chelmsford Road, Stockport [1911]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

He died 2nd November 1918.

He was buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II C 1]

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Little, William B.Ref L1645
[18??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1904]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Little Wolden Edge, RishworthRef L524

Littlefield, DavidRef L1700
[1???-1867] From Hambledon, Hampshire.

On 18th July 1816, he married Mary Holden [1790-1855], born in Guiseley, at St George in the East, Middlesex.

MaryMrs Littlefield of Dunkirk near Halifax and formerly of Sutton Hall near Ferrybridge – died 15th August 1855.

David died in Halifax [1867]

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Littlefield, John DavidRef L1562
[1832-1869] In 1860, he married Elizabeth, daughter of James Balme, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1868]
  2. Arthur who was a cashier [1909]

In 1901, Elizabeth was living with her brother John William Balme

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Littlehaven Tea Gardens, TriangleRef L1597
Edwardian tourist attraction on the Norland side of the Ryburn at Kebroyd. Reached by Alexandra Bridge.

The house is now a private residence

Littlemoor, WarleyRef L333
Farm. Owners and tenants have included

See Far Littlemoor House, Warley and Rupin Riding School

Littleton, MrRef L351
[1600-1700]
Of Rishworth.

Died at the age of 100.

See Longevity

Littletown, WarleyRef L226
Mid-17th century house

Littlewood & SharpRef L1427
Engineers at Foundry Street, Halifax [1940s]

Littlewood, ArthurRef L855
[1888-1916] Son of Edwin Littlewood, mineral water manufacturer.

Born in Dewsbury.

He was a mechanic of Commercial Street, Elland [1909] / a machinist in mechanic shop for gas engineers [1911] / employed by Robert Dempster & Sons Limited.

In 1909, he married Frances Hanson [1887-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances, of Dyson's Yard. Southgate, Elland, was born in Elland, the daughter of Joe Hanson, labourer
 

Child: Harold [b 1911]

They lived at 11 Beaumont's Yard, Church Street, Elland [1911, 1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], and he served as a Corporal with the 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He went to France in early 1916.

Reports say that he suffered a slight wound in his leg, and was taken prisoner in No Man's Land.

He died 22nd October 1916.

The Halifax Courier [18th November 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 108-112], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

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Littlewood, CharlesRef L551
[1845-1925] Landlord of the Golden Fleece, Blackley [1900-1916]

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Littlewood, Rev WilliamRef L683
[1894-1964] Illegitimate son of Martha Littlewood.

Born in Keighley [28th April 1894].

Jeff Cousins comments


My grandmother Nellie Hardcastle (née Firth)  [1905-1983] claimed that William was her cousin. This would be hard to reconcile, unless one of her Wood relatives from the Keighley area was his unnamed father. But they were definitely connected as his wife was a witness at my grandmother's wedding in 1928 at Brighouse
 

He was a bobbin maker [1911] / trained at Lichfield Theological College / ordained [1925] / curate of Brownhill, Batley [1924-1928] / curate of Thornhill Lees / St Mary's Church, Savile Town [1928-1931] / vicar of St John the Baptist, Daw Green, Dewsbury [1931-1939] / chaplain of the St Aidan's Chapter of the Guild of the Servants of  the Sanctuary [1953] / vicar of Lockwood, Huddersfield [1939-1953] / vicar of Kellington with Whiteley Bridge, near Goole [1953-1955] / Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1955] / vicar of Sharlston, Wakefield [1957-1960] / Vicar of Clifton [1960-1963].

In [Q3] 1923, he married Ann Bairstow [1894-1978] in Keighley.


Ann (or Annie) was born 28th October 1894
 

There are no records of any children.

The family lived at

  • 2 Rutland Street, Keighley [1901]
  • 7 Low Fold, Exley Head, Keighley [1911]
  • The Rectory, Taylor Hill Road, Huddersfield [1939]

William died in 1964.

He was buried at Utley Cemetery, Keighley.

Ann died 25th August 1978

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Littlewood, Rev William EdensorRef L526
[1831-1886]
MA.

Born in London.

He was educated at the Merchant Taylor's School and Pembroke College Cambridge.

Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School [1861]. He went on to become curate at Norwood, Hounslow [1868] and vicar at St Thomas's Church, Finsbury Park, London.

He wrote several theological works and school books, and also a number of hymns which appear in Congregational Sunday School hymn books

Livermore, Rev CharlesRef L660
[1837-1916] Born in London [10th June 1837].

He was Vicar of Norland [1877-1906]. He was the first incumbent to live at Norland Vicarage.

He left to become Vicar of Cragg Vale [1906-1909]

On 27th October 1874, he married Rose Pilcher [1849-1914] at St George's Church, Tuffnell Park, London.


Rose, from Hanley, Staffordshire, was the daughter of Emily Ann (née Wooton) & Walter Pilcher, and stepbrother of actor and theatre manager William Sydney Penley
 

Children:

  1. Charles Walter Gastineau [1875-1962] who was an  apprentice engine machine manufacturer [1891], a schoolmaster [1916]
  2. Adeline Sparling [1877-1959]
  3. Minnie Frances Emily [1879-1881]
  4. Harry Austin
  5. Ethel Joscelyne [1883-1974]
  6. Ellen Louisa Florence May [1887-1970]
  7. Marie Gastineau [1890-1973]

Living with them [in 1891] was a boarder Hannah Bailey [aged 24] (school teacher).

When Charles retired in 1909, they went to live in Hipperholme for a time, before returning to live at Cragg Holme, Cragg Vale.

Around Christmas 1913, Rose fell and broke a leg.

She died of heart failure [3rd March 1914] (aged 64).

Charles died 19th March 1916.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £791, and probate was granted to his son Charles Walter Gastineau Livermore.

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

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Livermore, Harry AustinRef L1269
[1881-1956] Son of Rev Charles Livermore.

Born in Halifax.

He was a photographer. He had an Electric & Daylight studio at 10a Corn Market, Halifax [1936]

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Liverpool Fresh Meat CompanyRef L1287
They had a butcher's shop at the corner of Martin Street / Bradford Road, Brighouse [1908]

Liverpool Stores, EllandRef L1035
Southgate. Elland Post Office occupied the building [prior 1910]

Liversedge, AlbertRef L970
[18??-1918] His siblings lived at 48 Ford Hill, Ambler Thorn [1917].

He was a member of the Sunday School at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / a member of No.6 Halifax Boys' Brigade.

He married Unknown.

He lived at

  • 32 Cromwell Street, Halifax
  • 7 St Andrew's Street, Plymouth

During World War I, and he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [12th October 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Liversedge, John A.Ref L1582
[18??-18??]
Wholesale draper with a warehouse at 8
Northgate, Halifax [1865]

Liversidge, Albert Edward VictorRef L1333
[18??-1???]

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Albert Edward Victor [b 1893] who was a railway engine  cleaner [1911]
  2. Walter [b 1896]
  3. (possibly) Lily [1897] who died in infancy

An Emily Liversidge died in Portsmouth [Q4 1902] (aged 34).

In [Q3] 1906, he married (2) Kate in Halifax


Kate was the widow of
Herbert Chapman
 

The family lived at 37 Haigh Street, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in ] was Kate's son by her first marriage Clifford Chapman [b 1901].

A Kate Liversidge died in Portsmouth [Q1 1932] (aged 67) 

Liversidge, SamuelRef L582
[16??-1710] Of Priestley Green

Livery StablesRef L1303

Livesay, JohnRef L576
[1699-1730] AB.

Son of William Livesay.

He was educated at Brasenose College Oxford / Curate at Ripponden [17??].

He married Hannah Hoyle.

Children: several.

He & his wife were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Livesay, WilliamRef L440
[1???-1???] Owned Calico Hall, Halifax.

He married Mary, daughter of Joseph Fourness.

Child: William

Livesay, WilliamRef L575
[1677-17??] Son of William Livesay.

Halifax attorney. In 1697, he, Jeremiah Brigg, John Crabtree and William Midgley were the 4 attorneys of the King's Bench in Halifax. He moved to London. In 1701, he and his mother sold Calico Hall to Richard Scarborough.

He married Mary.

Child: John

Livesey, HarryRef L750
[1898-1917] Son of John Thomas Livesey.

Born in Claremount [5th April 1898].

He was a bobbin setter.

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

He died of wounds [29th November 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref IV A 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother John William also died in the War

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Livesey, John ThomasRef L771
[1865-1930]


Some records show the surname as Livsey
 

Born in Heywood.

He was a teamer [1885].

In 1885, he married Ann Riley [1866-1929].


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1887]
  2. Norris [1888-1954]
  3. Elsie [b 1892] who married Sam Schofield
  4. John William
  5. Harry
  6. Samuel Douglas [1902-1947]
  7. Eleanor [b 1904]

The children were born in Claremount

The family lived at

  • Thomas Street, Boothtown [1911]
  • 10 Palm Street, Boothtown [1915]

Sons John William & Harry died in World War I.

Ann died in Halifax [3rd August 1929] (aged 64) 

Ann & John Thomas were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

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Livesey, John WilliamRef L760
[1894-1915] Son of John Thomas Livesey.

Born in Claremount [29th July 1894].

He was a baker.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Marine Light Infantry aboard battleship HMS Formidable.

He was lost [1st January 1915] (aged 20)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine SM-U24 and sank off Start Point, Devon with the loss of 512 of her crew of 780.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 13].

His brother Harry also died in the War

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Livesey, RichardRef L375
[1894-1915] Of Todmorden.

Illegitimate son of Grace Livesey.

Grace married George Henry Tattersall in 1904.

He was a bobbin carrier (living with his mother & stepfamily) [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [18th June 1915]


Private Richard Livesey, C Company, 1st 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, is currently in Gallipoli.

His parents and brothers live at the Endowed School House, Todmorden.

A letter was printed from him about spending his 21st birthday in the trenches

 

He died 7th August 1915.


Private Richard Livesey, 1/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, presumed to have died on or since the 7th August 1915
 

The Todmorden & District News [26th January 1917]


Private Richard Livesey, 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, reported wounded and missing in Gallipoli on the 7th August 1915, now assumed to have died, aged 21.

Lived at Church Steps, Todmorden.

His mother lives at 3 Pleasant View, Todmorden

 

The following week's Edition [2nd February 1917] published his photograph.

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 or 218-218], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Livesey, ThurstonRef L914
[1841-1902] Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

He was a fishmonger [1871] / a cotton weaver [1881] / Secretary of the temperance Society in Clitheroe [1883] / recorded when he addressed a meeting (under the heading Blue Ribbonism) at the Gospel Temperance Chapel, Padiham [10th  January 1885] / a stocking & garment knitter [1891] / trading as Thomas Livesey [1891] / recorded in connection with Bankruptcy [13th June 1891] / a hosiery manufacturer (employer) [1901].

In [Q1] 1864, he married Sarah Bowker [1836-1898] in Clitheroe.


Sarah was born in Clitheroe.

She was a cotton winder [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1865] who was a cotton spinner [1881]
  2. Sarah Jane [b 1867] who was a cotton spinner [1881]
  3. Thomas Brooker [b 1868] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  4. Mary [b 1871] who was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891]
  5. Nancy A. [b 1873] who was a cotton weaver [1891]
  6. Grace [b 1875] who was a stocking & garment knitter  [1891], a hosiery knitter [1901], had 2 illegitimate children &  married George Henry Tattersall
  7. Ada Betty [b 1878] who was a stocking knitter [1891]

They lived at

  • Bank Cottages, Billington [1881]
  • 12 Salford, Clitheroe [1871]
  • 16 Cheapside, Todmorden [1891]
  • Back Salford, Todmorden [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson Henry Ormerod [b 1888]

Sarah died Q1 1898 (aged 64).

Thurston died Q1 1902 (aged 60).

They both died in Todmorden

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Livesey, Walter HerbertRef L1193
[1893-1978] Aka Walter Livsey. Cricketer.

Born in Todmorden. He played for Hampshire

Livesey, WilliamRef L983
[1791-1849]

On 4th June 1821, he married (1) Sarah Schofield [1794-1828] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Schofield (Livesey) [bapt 27th November 1827] who died aged 8 weeks

Sarah died 19th January 1828 (aged 34).

On 13th March 1831, he married (2) Mary Holliday [1792-1861] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ann [bapt 21st October 1832; d 4th October 1837]
  2. Hannah who died 14th September 1836 (aged 14 months) 

William died 9th December 1849 (aged 58).

Mary died 20th January 1861 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Livingston, JamesRef L1594
[1781-18??] Minister living at Waring Green [1841].

He married Elizabeth [1791-18??].

Child: Priscilla [b 1821]

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Livingstone, Dr DavidRef L272
[1813-1873] Explorer.

He visited Halifax on a lecture tour in October 1857 and stayed with Thomas Milne at Warley House. He lectured at the New Assembly Rooms and gave the sermon at the Sion Chapel and Square Chapel – where he addressed a crowd of 2,000 people.

He stayed with Sir Titus Salt at Crow Nest Mansion.

See Sir Henry Morton Stanley

Livingstone, JosephRef L1661
[1781-18??] He was A Methodist New Connexion Minister [1851] / a supernumerary Methodist minister in Halifax (South) [1857].

He married Elizabeth [1788-18??].

They lived at Bonegate, Brighouse [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Cicely Bolland [b 1808]

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Livingstone, Rev William A.Ref L879
[18??-19??]
Minister at
Brearley Baptist Church [1899-1905]

Lizours, Albreda deRef L745
[11??-12??] Or Aubrey. Daughter of Albreda de Lacy and Robert de Lizours.

After the death of Henry and his son, Robert, the de Lacy estates passed to Albreda.

He married (1) Richard Fitz-Eustace [1???-1163].

Child: John

He married (2) Sir William de Clairfait.

He married (3) Sir William Fitz-Godric

Lizours, Roger deRef L747
[11??-1211] Son of John Fitz-Eustace and grandson of Richard Fitz-Eustace and Albreda de Lizours.

Through his grandmother, Albreda, he inherited the de Lacy estate and the de Lizours estate after taking the name Lizours. But Albreda caused him to quit all claims to the de Lizours estates.

He took the name Roger de Laci

He was the 7th Constable of Chester. He took part in campaigns against the Welsh and gained the nickname of Roger of Hell.

He married (1) Alice de Aquila.


Alice de Aquila was the daughter of Gilbert de l'Aigle
 

They had no children.

He married (2) Margaret de Quincy.

Children:

  1. John who married Alice, daughter of Gilbert de Laci

This branch of the family moved to Lincoln and other parts of the country

Llads-Lowe BalderRef L598
Aka Devil's Rock. The name is said to mean Balder's Hill of Slaughter.

See Lad and Lowe

Lloyd, BobbieRef L1448
[1888-1930]
Halifax Rugby League halfback

Lloyd, Clement CooperRef L178
[1864-1927] Son of Thomas Lloyd.

Born in Chesterfield [24th April 1864].

He became an architect in Halifax and was an architect's apprentice [1881] / an architect, surveyor & valuer [1891] / an architect & surveyor [1911] / a member of the Loyal Georgeans [1895-1905].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Annie Bateman [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Enid [b 1903]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 2 children of whom 1 was still alive at that time.

They lived at

Clement died in Knaresborough [Q2 1927] (aged 62) 

Lloyd, CyrilRef L869
[1907-1944]
Son of Mary E. & John Lloyd.

In [Q3] 1929, he married Mary Noble Hebblethwaite [1906-19??] in Huddersfield.

They lived in Brighouse.

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

He died 31st January 1944 (aged 37).

He was buried at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan [5 B 11]

Lloyd, Cyrus SingRef L1157
[1832-1922] Born in Ontario, Canada.

He was a representative for the company established by his brother, Marshall Burns Lloyd of Minneapolis, Minnesota and later of Menominee, Michigan. His brother sold the manufacturing rights of several of his inventions to European companies, and Cyrus came to England to sort out the details.

In October 1900, he and the Lloyd Manufacturing Company of Sowerby Bridge took out patents for making improvements in wire mattresses.

On 1st January 1900, he married Eleanor Gertrude, daughter of Solomon Watson, of Sowerby Bridge. He lived at 7 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1900].

The couple returned to America and Canada.

He died in Orange County, California

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Lloyd, Rev Edward B.Ref L1226
[17??-18??]
Of Halifax.

On 28th July 1823, he, Rev Joshua Fearnside, Rev John Heap, Rev Jagger, Rev John James, Rev Zachariah Yewdall, Rev Matthew Lumb and Stephen Wilson of Holmfirth, were amongst the passengers travelling by The Fleece coach from Halifax to Sheffield which overturned near Shepley. Rev Sergeant of Scarborough died of his injuries. Edward Smith, the driver of the coach was accused of

wanton behaviour and shameful perversity, on account of the peril to which his furious driving subjected his passengers.

Rev Lloyd was

so seriously hurt, that very little hope is entertained of his recovery

Lloyd, Edwin H.Ref L1247
[1827-1???] Born in Shoreditch, London.

He was a carpet dealer [1891].

Around 1863, he married Elizabeth M. [1834-1???].


Elizabeth M. was born in Chichester, Sussex
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1863]
  2. Percy [b 1869] who was a machine maker draughtsman [1891]
  3. Geoffrey

They lived at Trinity Place, Halifax [1891]

Lloyd, Edwin HenryRef L1246
[1826-1898] Born in Shoreditch, Middlesex.

He was a leather merchant [1861, 1871] / a carpet dealer [1891].

In [Q2] 1858, he married Elizabeth Maria Whicker [1833-1900] in Islington.


Elizabeth Maria was born in Chichester, Sussex
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1861]
  2. Edith [1862-1865]
  3. Margaret [b 1863]
  4. Marian [b 1864]
  5. Herbert [1865-1867]
  6. Percy [b 1868] who was a machine maker's draughtsman  [1891], (possibly) a tobacconist at 41 Rochdale Road, Halifax [1901]
  7. Geoffrey [b 1876] who was a stationer's manager living in  lodgings at 36 Union Street South, Halifax [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Landsdown Place, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • 98 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 10 Trinity Place, Halifax [1891]

Edwin Henry died 16th December 1898 (aged 72).

Elizabeth Maria died 19th April 1900 (aged 67).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2367]

Lloyd, GeoffreyRef L759
[1876-1924] Son of Edwin H. Lloyd.

In [Q3] 1921, he married Edith Annie in Halifax.


Edith Annie was the widow of Harry Clegg
 

They lived at Mornlea, Ogden.

Geoffrey died 18th December 1924.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £250 5/2d.

Probate was granted to Edith Annie

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lloyd, George Walter SelwynRef L521
[1913-1998] Eldest son of Constance and William Alexander Charles Lloyd.

Born in St Ives, Cornwall.

English composer

Lloyd-Jones, Rev Frederick EdwardRef L682
[1831-1918] MA

Born in Oystermouth, Glamorgan [29th April 1832].

He was Ordinary of Newgate Prison [1865-1882] before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1882-1891].

In 1857, he married Agnes Harriet Luke [1831-1918] in Tendring, Essex.

Children:

  1. Arthur Vyvian Lloyd [b 1860]
  2. Agnes Ethel Lloyd [b 1862]
  3. Frederick Llewelyn Lloyd [b 1868]
  4. Ivor Gordon
  5. Enid Helena Lloyd [b 1874]

He died in Folkestone [19th January 1918]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell & Alan Longbottom

Lloyd-Jones, Ivor GordonRef L9822
[1869-1947] BA.

Son of Rev Frederick Edward Lloyd Jones.

Born at Blackheath, Kent [12th April 1869].

He was educated at Haileybury School and Trinity College Cambridge [1888]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

The Lloyd Manufacturing Company LimitedRef L1025
Occupied Centre Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1905].

See Cyrus Sing Lloyd

Lloyd, RobertRef L1619
[1889-1930]
Landlord of the
Fountain Head, Pellon [1930].

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Lloyd, RobertRef L1646
[19??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1920-1921]. He won a cap for Wales (RL) and a cap for Great Britain (RL) while at Halifax

Lloyd, ThomasRef L1085
[1809-1884] Born in Dolgelly, Merionethshire, Wales.

He was an architect & surveyor [1871] / an estate agent [1881].

Around 1864, he married Annie [1820-1???].


Annie was born in Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1847] who was a merchant's clerk [1881]
  2. Arthur Benjamin [b 1864] who was a merchant's clerk [1881]
  3. Clement Cooper

They lived at

  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871, 1874, 1881]
  • 74 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Thomas died in Halifax [Q1 1884] (aged 75) 

Lloyd, Walter FrancisRef L522
[1925-2018] Son of William A. C. Lloyd.

In [Q2] 1949, he married Dorothy Vivienne Nugent in Calder District.


Dorothy Vivienne was his cousin, the daughter of Colonel Walter Vyvyan Nugent
 

They moved to Rochdale.

They later divorced.

Dorothy Vivienne died in 2010 (aged 82).

Walter died in 2018 (aged 93) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Lloyd & Michael Rawson

Lloyd, William Alexander CharlesRef L520
[1885-1951] Aka Will. MC.

Of Cowesby Hall, Thirsk.

Only son of Captain Walter Lloyd RN.

He was born in Rome. He was educated at Charterhouse.

During World War I, he served in the 7th West Yorkshire Regiment, during World War II, he was in the Admiralty.

On 15th August 1907, he married Constance Priestley Rawson at St John the Divine, Thorpe.

Children:

  1. Walter Francis
  2. Marianne Priestley [b 1909]
  3. George

He was a director of Edwards & Rawson.

In the 1930s, he and his son, George, wrote a number of librettos for operas which were performed by the Carl Rosa Opera Company and at the Lyceum in London.

The family went to live at Zennor, Cornwall

They lived at St Eia, St Ives, Cornwall [1911].

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mark Andrew & Roger Beasley

Lloyds BankRef L1154
There have been several local branches of Lloyds Bank

See Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company and Lloyds Banking Group

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sally Pocock

Lloyds Bank, BrighouseRef L1585
They had offices in buildings on the Baines Row site.

When these were demolished in the 1990s, the Branch moved to the former White Swan at 35 Bradford Road.

The Branch is due to close on 28th May 2024.

See Roberts, Son & Hinchliffe

Lloyds Bank, EllandRef L1586
The Branch has been in various locations, including

The facilities in Elland closed in ????

Lloyds Bank, HalifaxRef L1322
Commercial Street.

The building was designed for the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company by Halifax architects Horsfall & Williams.

It has been said that the building was actually designed by J. H. S. Finlinson.

The front pillars are made of green Norwegian granite. There is noteworthy glass in the ceiling. The interior plasterwork is by T. Cordingley of Bradford. It opened in May 1898.

John Rawson was the first customer to enter the new building.

The construction of the building required the demolition of 5 bays of Royds' House.

See Rawson's Bank

Lloyds Bank, HalifaxRef L1323
Hall End, 2 Silver Street.

The building was designed by W. & R. Mawson.

It opened on 29th May 1880 as offices of the Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited.

In 18??, it was occupied by a branch of the York County Saving Bank

In 19??, it was occupied by a branch of Martins Bank.

In 19??, it was occupied by a branch of the Trustee Savings Bank.

When Lloyds and TSB merged, it became a branch of Lloyds TSB.

It closed as a Bank in 2009

Lloyds Bank, Hebden BridgeRef L1341
Albert Street. Lloyds Bank branch

Lloyds Bank, Sowerby BridgeRef L1324
Town Hall Street. The Lloyds Bank branch occupies part of Sowerby Bridge Town Hall

Lloyds Banking GroupRef L1257
Established in January 2009 when Halifax Bank of Scotland was taken over by Lloyds Bank

Load Clough, LuddendenRef L138
Recorded in the 1920s as being
700 yards south by east of St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Lob MillRef L165
District of Calderdale in Langfield, between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

The spelling Lobb Mill is also found

A fulling mill is recorded here in the early 1700s.

Lob Mill stood here

Lob Mill Lock, TodmordenRef L452
Lock #16 on the Rochdale Canal

Lob Mill Viaduct, TodmordenRef L1192
Railway viaduct built in 1840 by Robert Stephenson for the Manchester-Leeds Railway.

Lob Mill Working Men's Club, TodmordenRef L1418
Recorded in 1912, when the membership was 57

Lobb Mill Bridge, TodmordenRef L1555
Haugh Road.

Early 18th century Bridge #26 over the Rochdale Canal

Lobb Stables, TodmordenRef L1544
A group of houses on the hillside opposite Lob Mill

Lobley, HarryRef L1490
[18??-19??]

In 1890, he married Henrietta Ellen Heal.


Henrietta Ellen was the daughter of
George Henry James Heal
 

Child: James Hardy [b 1895]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Lobley, ThomasRef L1292
[1860-1939]

He married Lily [1860-1948].

Children:

  1. Thomas [1860-1939]
  2. William [1888-1889]
  3. Reginald [1892-1897]

Thomas died 9th September 1939 (aged 79).

Lily died 23rd January 1948 (aged 88).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4164] with children of Robert Bryar

Local authors & writersRef L148

Local familiesRef L163

The Local MagazineRef L442
Published in Brighouse in 1871. It cost 1d. Ceased publication after a short time.

See Local Newspapers

Local Nature ReserveRef L1100
Abbr: LNR. Small areas of countryside set aside for leisure and natural history interests.

See Cromwellbottom LNR, Jerusalem Farm, Luddenden, Milner Royd LNR and Ogden Water Visitor & Interpretation Centre

Local newspapersRef L486
The Foldout collects the entries for some of the local Newspapers.

See Books

The Local OracleRef L496
See Todmorden Omnibus

The Local PortfolioRef L436
A 19th century Halifax newspaper. See P. G. Hamerton

Local SurnamesRef L65
Some of the more frequently-encountered local surnames and families – such as Greenwood, Sutcliffe, Smith, Crossley and Whiteley - have been moved to separate SideTracks, as listed below Local Surnames:

The wider collection of English Surnames is shown in a separate Sidetrack

A list of all Surnames which have one or more entries on the Calderdale Companion is shown in the Foldout

Lochhead, AndrewRef L53
[1860-1917] Son of William Murray Lochhead.

He was listed as an Esperantist [around 1905].

He lived at Eastcliffe, Lightcliffe

Lochhead, William MurrayRef L883
[1822-1905] From Paisley.

His father had a business manufacturing shawls and Paisley goods.

He trained at the School of Design in Paisley and then at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh.

Around 1853, he came to Halifax to work as a designer for John Crossley & Sons.

In the 1860s, he went to work for T. F. Firth & Company in Bailiff Bridge. He was the first designer to be permanently employed by Firth's and was engaged in designed Brussels and tapestry carpets. He stayed with Firth's until he retired around 1897.

In November 1880, he had a bankruptcy ordered annulled.

He married Elizabeth Love [1824-1903] (possibly) in Scotland.


Elizabeth came from Ayr
 

Children:

  1. Mary A. [b 1843]
  2. William H. [b 1847]
  3. John Lupton [1849-7th May 1873] who was buried with his  parents
  4. Robert [b 1851]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1854]
  6. Janet [b 1856]
  7. James [b 1858]
  8. Andrew
  9. Walter who died 3rd April 1865 (aged 3 years & 3 months),  & was buried with his parents

They lived at

Elizabeth died 10th December 1903 (aged 79).

William died 12th June 1905 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4578]

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Lock Hill House, Sowerby BridgeRef L1641
Formerly the Jolly Sailor

Lock House, Sowerby BridgeRef L1063
The lock keeper's cottage for Lock #1 at Sowerby Bridge.

Owners and tenants have included

The building has been demolished

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lock, JohnRef L755
[1852-1???] Born in Wetherden, Suffolk

He was a brewer's drayman [1881] / beerseller (manager) at the Brewers' Cellar, Halifax [1891].

He married Mary Collins? [1851-1???], born in Oxford.

In 1891, Mary was beerseller (manageress) at the Brewers' Cellar.

Child: Sarah Ellen [b 1876]

They lived at Springfield, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Locke, GeorgeRef L829
[1797-18??] Born in Ferry Bridge, Yorkshire.

He was a grocer [1851].

He married Mary [1798-1868].


Mary was born in Sand Hutton, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Elizabeth [b 1837]

They lived at 3 Oxford Road, Halifax [1851].

Mary was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3487] with son William & his family.


Details of George's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Locke, GeorgeRef L1201
[1827-1880] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler maker / a boiler plate bender [1871].

He married Martha Popham [1835-1916].


Martha was born in Louth, the daughter of William Popham [1786-1871], tanner
 

Children:

  1. Mary J. [b 1855] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  2. William [b 1857] who was a filer at gun works [1871]
  3. Alice [b 1859]
  4. Lily [b 1867]
  5. Teresa [b 1871]

The family lived at 37 Stannary Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Martha's father William Popham (retired tanner).

George died 1st April 1880 (aged 53).

Martha died 5th October 1916 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1978] with Martha's father William Popham

Locke, WilliamRef L853
[1824-1874] Son of George Locke.

Born in Ferry Bridge, Yorkshire.

He was a tobacconist [1851].

Around 1860, he acquired the tobacconist, cigar and tobacco merchant business which had been established at 6 Crown Street, Halifax around 1810.

Locke rebuilt the Crown Street premises

Around 1875, the business was acquired by Walter Cocker.

He married Catherine.

Children:

  1. Harry [1854-6th November 1857] who was buried with his  father
  2. son who died in infancy, & was buried with his father
  3. Kate [b Q4 1855; bapt 14th October 1874; d 3rd September  1898]
  4. Theresa [1860-11th March 1869] who was buried with her  father
  5. Laura [b 21st March 1862; bapt 22nd March 1876; d 2nd  February 1880] who was buried with her father
  6. Ada [1864-28th June 1941]

William died 23rd March 1874 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3487] with William's mother Mary.

Catherine died 19th April 1906 (aged 76).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1382]

Lockett, MrRef L1551
[18??-19??] In the 1920s, he bought the paper-making business of Thomas Briggs (Manchester) Limited at Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth

This & associated entries use material contributed by Antony Shepherd

Lockhart, AnnieRef L16
[1879-1895] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Jonas Rushworth [1891].

She died 7th March 1895 (aged 16).

She is buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel Graveyard; she was interred in Grave 184, but is named on the headstone of Grave 183

Lockhead, JohnRef L985
[17??-18??]

He married Mary [1740-1810].

Children:

  1. Ann who died before 1802 (aged 27 years) 
  2. James [1782-12th January 1802]

John died before 1810 (aged 58).

Mary died 2nd December 1810 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Lockhead, RichardRef L1380
[17??-18??] Law stationer at Church Lane, Halifax [1809]

Lockups, LuddendenRef L1708
There are 3 doorways at Luddenden Primary School, two of which are inscribed MIDGLEY and WARLEY and were for the lockups of the 2 townships. The 3rd doorway has been blocked.

These lockups superseded the Midgley stocks

Lockwood ...Ref L1319
The entries for people & families with the surname Lockwood are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lockwood & MawsonRef L1058
Architects. Bradford-based partnership of Henry Francis Lockwood and William Mawson. The firm designed many West Yorkshire buildings, including Crossley Street, Halifax, Halifax Mechanics' Institute, Lightcliffe Congregational Church, Lightcliffe United Reformed Church, Princess Buildings, Halifax, Town Hall Chambers, Halifax and White Swan Hotel, Halifax.

Outside the district, their designs included chapels at Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford, the model town of Saltaire, and St George's Hall, Bradford [1851].

The company became W. & R. Mawson

Lockyer, Rev D. R. G.Ref L694
[19??-] He was team rector at Speke, Liverpool before becoming Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1984]

Lode Clough, WarleyRef L294
House built around 1624 by James Murgatroyd

Lodge ...Ref L475
The entries for people & families with the surname Lodge are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

The Lodge, BrighouseRef L778
Wakefield Road.

Building dated 1867.

Stood next to the Robin Hood, Brighouse.

It and the adjoining Robin Hood were demolished to make way for a Lidl Supermarket [2017].

Humphrey Bolton suggests that it was a part of the Clifton Bridge Iron Works of Wood, Baldwin, Mitchell & Woodhouse, and that the 1867 date refers to the date on which the company was established at Birds Royd, Rastrick

Lodge Clough, RishworthRef L628

Lodge Farm, ErringdenRef L477
/ Cragg Vale. In 1774, Grace Hartley bought the farm and moved there from Bell House

Lodge Hall, WarlandRef L468
Early 18th century laithe-house.

Owners and tenants have included

Lodge Hill, RishworthRef L565

Lodge No 1 Halifax I. O. O. F.Ref L1122
Halifax Friendly Society [Number 2918] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Lodge of Free Foresters, Cragg ValeRef L890
Recorded around 1915, when Herbert Bentley Heseltine was a member.

See Ancient Order of Foresters

Lodge of ProbityRef L1353

Lodge of ShepherdessesRef L3500
Recorded in 1867, when the sisterhood held their anniversary at the Black Bull, Brighouse and around 85 members partook of tea together

The Lodge, PondRef L788
/ Triangle.

Built on the site of Stansfield Grange.

Owners and tenants have included

Lodge, RastrickRef L387

Lodge, TriangleRef L366
Another name for Stansfield Pond, Sowerby.

Owners and tenants have included

See Porter Lodge, Triangle

Lodging HousesRef L1506

Lofthouse'sRef L1053
A popular name for the House at the Maypole after the business of James Lofthouse which occupied the building from about 1842

Lofthouse, JamesRef L441
[1???-18??]
Druggist. He was in business at the
House at the Maypole from about 1842 as Lofthouse's

Lofthouse, John JamesRef L924
[1856-1???] Born in Kettlewell, Yorkshire.

He was a farmer's cow man [1891] / a carter [1901] / a caretaker for Borough Council [1911] / caretaker for Cornholme Council School / retired (formerly caretaker at Elementary School) [1921].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Christiana Lord [1864-1???] in Todmorden.


Christiana was born in Haslingden / Bacup, the daughter of John Lord.

She was also recorded as Christihannah / Christianna / Christyhannornah

 

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1888] who was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911]
  2. Ruth [b 1889] who was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911]
  3. Ralph
  4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911] &  married [Todmorden Q4/1913] Walter Farrar
  5. Amos [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911], joined the  army, was acting as a drill instructor at Devonport [World War I] &  lost the sight in one eye when his rifle exploded, a cotton weaving  overlooker for Pickles Limited at Portsmouth Mill, Todmorden [1921]
  6. Sarah E. [b 1903] who was a cotton winder for Crabtree & Farrar, cotton manufacturer, Carrfield Mill, Todmorden b.Todmorden

They lived at

  • 9 Mount Pleasant, Cornholme [1891]
  • 969 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1901]
  • 1 Jobling Street, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1911]
  • 886 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1921]

The Todmorden & District News [20th April 1917]


Private Ralph Lofthouse, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, died in France, aged 26.

He lived at 886 Jubilee Terrace, Portsmouth.

His brother-in-law, Private Farrar, died in the Dardanelles.

His brother, Amos, lost the sight in one eye when his rifle exploded. He is still in the army, acting as a drill instructor at Devonport

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Lofthouse, RalphRef L432
[1891-1917] Son of John James Lofthouse.

Born in Portsmouth, Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911] / a weaver at Carrfield Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916] and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [November 1916].

He was killed in action in France [7th April 1917].

Both the Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter and the Todmorden & District News [20th April 1917] published similar reports of his death


Private Ralph Lofthouse, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, died in France, aged 26.

His family lived at 886 Jubilee Terrace, Portsmouth.

His father is the caretaker for Cornholme Council School.

His brother-in-law, Private Walter Farrar, died in the Dardanelles.

His brother, Amos, lost the sight in one eye when his rifle exploded. He is still in the army, acting as a drill instructor at Devonport

 

The Todmorden & District News [27th April 1917] published his photograph.

He was buried at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref IV F 7].

He was buried at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref IV F 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Loftus, SarahRef L1224
[1875-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted twister at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Amos Bentley [1891]

Logan, James BartholomewRef L858
[1907-1941] Son of Lizzie & James Logan of Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 12 (Hong Kong) Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 20th December 1941 (aged 34).

He was buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Kong Hong [Grave Ref II H 2]

Logan, JohnRef L242
[1725-1830] Soldier.

He lived at 11 Church Lane, Southowram.

He was pressed into the King's service as a youth, but he left the Navy and enlisted in the Army. He served in England, Ireland and the West Indies. The last few years of his service were spent with the Breadalbane Regiment of Fencibles, latterly as a drum-major. In 1796, he was admitted as an out-pensioner to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

Of the 24 children mentioned in his epitaph, the youngest was born in 1813, when Logan was 77 years old.

His great-grandson Thomas Logan lived at Marsh Hall.

He wore his hair in a bobtail which was long enough for him to sit on it. When he died, 32 locks of his hair were taken, one for each of his children.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church and his gravestone lies below the sundial and is inscribed

Here rest the remains of John Logan, who died the 29th day of December, 1830, aged 105 years.

He lived in the reign of five kings and for 50 years of his life was actively engaged as a soldier in the service of his country.

He was twice married and was father of 32 children, namely eight by his first and 24 by his second wife.

Respect the soldier's dust

On 1st January 1831, an obituary in the Leeds Mercury reported


He kept his bible and his drum, the companions of his youthful years, till the end of his life
 

It is said, that Logan's widow walked to London and back twice, in a vain attempt to persuade the authorities to grant her a pension after her husband's allowance had ceased on his death

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Logan, ThomasRef L245
[1856-19??]
Born in Scotland.

Great-grandson of John Logan.

He was a painter (plain) [1911].

He lived at #1 Marsh Hall [1911, 1914]

LogarithmsRef L339
See Henry Briggs

Loggin, JamesRef L497
[17??-17??]
He lived at the
Bakehouse, Halifax in June 1760

Lomard House, West ValeRef L849
A name by which Lambert House appears in some documents.

Lomas ...Ref L911
The entries for people & families with the surname Lomas are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lomas's: F. Lomas & SonsRef L1108
Joiners, builders and undertakers at Doncaster Street, Salterhebble [1905]. Partners included Fergus Lomas, George Lomas, John Lomas, and Lewis Lomas.

Walker Gordon Peel started work for the company and inherited the business from his father-in-law Lewis Lomas

This & associated entries use material contributed by Michael Peel

Lomax, JamesRef L1181
[15??-1???] Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1578-1581]

Lomax, JamesRef L1611
[15??-1???]
Vicar of
St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1579-1581]

Lomax, Rev James HerbertRef L827
[1855-1938] Born in Lincoln.

He was Curate at Ripponden [1885] / Vicar of St John the Divine, Thorpe [1886, 1897] / Vicar of All Saints' Church, Harley Wood [1892, 1905, 1916, 1921].

In [Q4] 1884, he married Mary Shipley [1851-1???] in Lincoln.


Mary was born in Lincoln
 

Children:

  1. Eric Harold [b 1888] who was a bank clerk [1911]
  2. George Shipley [b 1889] who was a bank clerk [1911]
  3. Alice Mary [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • St John's Vicarage, Lower Stubbing, Sowerby [1891]
  • Harley Wood Vicarage, Todmorden [1911]

A James H. Lomax died in Bradford [Q4 1938] (aged 83) 

Lombard House, West ValeRef L816
A name by which Lambert House appears in some documents.

London & North Eastern RailwayRef L893
The Company took over the London & North Eastern Railway [1921].

See Railways Act [1921]

London & Yorkshire Bank LimitedRef L1153

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

London Art AssociationRef L1104
Photographic enlargers and artists at 21 Arcade Chambers, Cheapside, Halifax [1905] when the proprietor was Miss Young

London City & Midland Bank LimitedRef L40
They had a branch at 5 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1905], Silver Street, Halifax [early 1900s], and Commercial Street, Halifax [8th March 1916]

London Electric Wire & Smiths LimitedRef L1064
In 19??, brothers Frederick and George Henry Smith were co-founders of London Electric Wire & Smiths Limited.

In 19??, Frederick Smith & Company and London Electric Wire & Smiths became subsidiaries of General Electric Companies UK

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Fisher-Smith

London Hat WarehouseRef L1132
Hatters established by Joseph Eckersley at 25 Crown Street, Halifax [1845]

London House, EllandRef L698
Westgate / Elland Cross. Built by Abraham Dyson in 1865.

Owners and tenants have included

Manchester House was next door

London House, HalifaxRef L1297
Ferguson Street.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

London House, TodmordenRef L1389
Owners and tenants have included

London Joint City & Midland Bank LimitedRef L1509
Recorded in 1923 at Briggate, Brighouse

London, Midland & Scottish Railway CompanyRef L989
Abbr: LMS.

See Railways Act [1921]

See Hebble Bus Company and Todmorden Joint Omnibus Committee

Lonely House Farm, NorthowramRef L957
See Only House, Northowram

Long, BarnabasRef L548
[1855-1???] Son of Barnabas Long, farmer.

Born in Great Horton.

He was a dyer of Bradford [1879] / a dyer's labourer [1881] / a cart driver [1891] / a carter for grocer [1901].

In [Q1] 1879, he married Eliza Dilworth at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza was the daughter of
William Dilworth
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Bennett [b 1881] who was a factory hand worsted spinner  [1891], a plasterer's labourer [1901]
  3. Julia A [b 1882] who was a silk winder [1901]
  4. Frank
  5. Emily [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  6. Nora [b 1888] who was an errand girl [1901]
  7. Albert [1891-1892] who died in infancy
  8. Herbert [b 1893]

They lived at

  • 12 Albion Court, Halifax [1881]
  • 11 Albion Court, Halifax [1891]
  • 33 Stannary Street, Halifax [1901]

4 sons served in World War I: Frank died of wounds, the others survived; William was awarded the DCM

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Long Can Farm, Ovenden WoodRef L583

Recorded in 1911, when John Gledhill farmed here.

See Long Can, Ovenden

Long Can, OvendenRef L127
Late 14th century timber-framed house at Ovenden Wood.

An earlier name was Dearden House Farm.

A later house was built on the site and cased in stone. It was rebuilt by James Murgatroyd and the porch was dated IMM 1637 for James and Mary Murgatroyd. The wooden frame was inscribed RCM with an illegible date.

It was divided into 5 cottages.

The house became a part of Webster's Ovenden Wood Brewery and was restored in 1985, becoming a museum and hospitality centre until the brewery closed in 1996.

There were reports of the ghost of an elderly woman wearing a long dress who was seen and heard walking in the upper part of the centre.

From the 1990s, Long Can was disused.

In September 2008, the building became The Maltings Independent School.

In 2009, there were proposals to convert the building into a pub for Fountain Head Village.

See Long Can Farm, Ovenden Wood

The Long CausewayRef L75
A track which runs along the hilltops from Halifax to Burnley, avoiding the boggy valley bottoms which were often inhabited by wild boar. It is of prehistoric origin – possibly one of the most ancient highways in Europe – and is the westward continuation of the Wakefield Gate route.

The route of the Long Causeway – aka Long Causey – goes from Halifax, to Luddenden, Midgley, Heptonstall where it includes The Buttress, Blackshawhead, and on to Cliviger, Burnley, Lancashire – see Packhorse Routes.

Reddyshore Scoutgate links the Long Causeway with Rochdale.

The Tower Causeway is a moorland section between Todmorden and Cornholme.

Dhoul's pavement is the section up to Blackstone Edge.

The route may have been used by the monks of Whalley Abbey.

With the construction of the Gorple and other reservoirs, the line of the old causeway was disrupted.

An 18th/19th century weavers' rhyme records the route from the west which they took between their homes and their markets

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Nortcliffe

Long DragRef L444
Aka Long Stoup. A path from Stoodley Pike to Mankinholes

Long, FrankRef L554
[1885-1915] Son of Barnabas Long.

He was an oiler in worsted mill [1901] / employed by Lewin's, Bull Green / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He sustained severe wounds to the skull [16th October 1915] during the 4-hour bombardment in Glimpse Cottage Sector, Ypres. His brother William saw him being carried to the dressing station

He died of wounds [20th October 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I B 25A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley, and on the Memorial at Saint James's Church, Halifax.

His brother William survived the War and was awarded the DCM; 2 other brothers also served

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Long, GeoffreyRef L502
[1922-1944]
Son of Isabel & Albert James Long of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant (Radio Operator) with the 12 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died [4th May 1944] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Beauchery Communal Cemetery [Coll Grave 1-3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Long HarryRef L1256
See Long Harry Savile

Long HeysRef L361
Area above West Vale

Long House Farm, MixendenRef L1498
Owners and tenants have included

Long Lee Lock, EllandRef L457
Lock #24 on the Calder & Hebble Navigation between Salterhebble and Elland

Long Lover Reservoir, HalifaxRef L1508
Another name for Pellon Reservoir, Halifax

Long Lover, ShelfRef L1176
An old farmstead.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Jeremiah Jagger [1881]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ben Stables

The Long MarchRef L427
Charity walk, covering between 26 and 30 miles, which has to be completed in 10 hours. It was inaugurated on 11th April 1966 when it raised £5,400 for Christian Aid

Long Rigging, WarleyRef L194
Late 17th century laithe-house

Long Riggings Farm, LuddendenRef L134
/ Mount Tabor.

Aka Longriggin Farm, Longriggings Farm.

Owners and tenants have included

Long Royd, SowerbyRef L1464
Plain Lane. Early 19th century cottages.

Owners and tenants have included

Long Stoop, TodmordenRef L464
Mankinholes. A leaning monolith on the Long Causeway near Stoodley Pike. It marks the crossing of the Pennine Way and the Calderdale Way.

This is on the same packhorse route as the Te Deum Stone.

See Stoop

Long StoupRef L445
Aka Long Drag

Long Tunnel, MytholmroydRef L271
Carries the A646 over the Rochdale Canal

Long Tunnel, Sowerby BridgeRef L286
Aka Hollins Mill Lane Bridge.

Carries Hollins Mill Lane over the Rochdale Canal

On 22nd July 1933, the bodies of a Hebden Bridge woman and her 3 year old daughter were recovered from the canal here. An open verdict was recorded

This & associated entries use material contributed by Steve Ainsworth & David Greaves

Long Tunnel, Sowerby BridgeRef L425
Popularly known as the Cemetery Tunnel on account of the burial ground on the land above the tunnel.

On 22nd October 1903, George E. Croysdale was killed and several others were injured when an express train crashed into a light engine in the tunnel

This & associated entries use material contributed by Steve Ainsworth & David Greaves

Long Wall, EllandRef L273
The road which runs from West Vale to Hullen Edge Road, Elland.

Once known as Long Walk.

See Long Wall Mouse and Long Wall Quarry

Long Wall MouseRef L76
A mouse which is supposed to have lived in the Long Wall at Elland and appeared, ghostly white, after the hours of dusk. It was said that whoever saw the mouse would meet some misfortune

This & associated entries use material contributed by Kai Roberts

Long, WilliamRef L549
[1880-1916] DCM.

Son of Barnabas Long.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1901] / a labourer [1906] / a dyer's labourer [1911] / employed by H. Fletcher & Company Limited.

In 1906, he married Lily Gertrude Bates [1882-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Lily Gertrude, of 9 Amy Street, Lee Mount, was the daughter of Jesse Bates, butcher
 

Child: Frank [b 1909]

They lived at

  • 24 Corporation Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 24 Spencer's Buildings, Corporation Street

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 5th (West Riding) Battery, RFA - Halifax Artillery. He was awarded the DCM

for consistent and skillful work in the performance of his duties throughout the campaign

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [15th January 1916].

His brother Frank was killed in the War; 2 other brothers also served

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Long Wood, CopleyRef L787
Birdcage Lane. With Spring Wood and Scar Wood, covers much of the valley along the north side of Wakefield Road

Long Wood Park, HalifaxRef L1213
Recorded in 1936

Longbotham & BradleyRef L1294
Solicitors with offices at Croft House, Hebden Bridge [1940s].

In 1950, Edward Astin joined the partnership.

After Astin's death in 1965, the business was taken over by Holt & Butterworth

Longbotham & SonsRef L1003
Solicitors at 4 Carlton Street, Halifax [1905], Lower Brig Royd, Ripponden [1905], and Croft House, Hebden Bridge [1905].

Partners included brothers Arthur Thompson Longbotham and Lewis Henry Longbotham.

The business became Longbotham, Horsfield & Fielding

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Longbotham, DanielRef L371
[16??-17??]

Child: Hannah

Longbotham, HannahRef L360
[1690-17??] Daughter of Daniel Longbotham. Wife of John Crossley

Longbotham, Horsfield & FieldingRef L1021
Legal firm at 8 Harrison Road, Halifax [1934].

The business evolved from Longbotham & Sons.

See Percy Fielding and Luke Horsfield

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Longbotham, JohnRef L903
[17??-1801] Of Halifax.

In 1770, he was appointed Clerk of Works on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Later, when James Brindley asked to be relieved from his post as Chief Engineer, Longbottom took on this rôle.

In October 1772, his contract was renewed. He was paid £500 a year for his full time employment and stayed with the Company until 1775.

During this period, he was in charge of all works related to building the canal, including the Bingley Five Rise Locks.

It is said that he was the originator of the idea for a Leeds-Liverpool canal

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Nortcliffe

Longbotham, Thomas SimpsonRef L1677
[17??-18??] Tea dealer in Halifax.

On 21st April 1801, he married Grace Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. Emma Jane who married [1861] William Archer of  Mapleton

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

LongbottomRef L1648
Area of Luddendenfoot

Longbottom ...Ref L394
The entries for people & families with the surname Longbottom are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Longbottom & BarkerRef L1048
Stone quarrier at Mount Quarry, Brighouse [1896]

Longbottom & BinnsRef L348
Blacksmiths at West Vale.

Partners included John Longbottom and Edward Binns.

The partnership was dissolved in February 1872

Longbottom & CulpanRef L1047
Architects and surveyors at Somerset Chambers, George Street, Halifax [1905]. Partners included William Wormald Longbottom and Mr Culpan. Their work includes Sowerby Bridge Secondary School

Longbottom Bridge, LuddendenfootRef L466
Tenterfields. Road and footbridge #4 over the Rochdale Canal. Stands near Longbottom's Fulling Mill.

In 1987, the bridge was restored by the Manpower Services Commission, and the towpath was restored with funds from the European Commission Regional Development Fund

Longbottom's: J. & J. LongbottomRef L1699
Aka John & Joseph Longbottom.

Dyers at Birstall [1893].

In July 1879, the Birstall business of E. C. Taylor & Company – see Joshua Taylor – dyers and colliery proprietors, had gone into bankruptcy proceedings.

The Taylor family had previously been the employers of the Longbottoms at Hunsworth Mill for generations.

Around 1893?, John Singleton Longbottom and Joseph Longbottom, of John Longbottom & Company, took the Birstall premises and established J. & J. Longbottom.

The Longbottoms dyed cloth for army uniforms.

Partners included John Singleton Longbottom, Joseph Longbottom, Jabez Longbottom, and Henry Longbottom.

The business continued for many years in Birstall run by John Singleton Longbottom's, son, Henry.

See Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited

This & associated entries use material contributed by Gillian Holt

Longbottom's: John Longbottom & CompanyRef L1005
Dyers established by John Singleton Longbottom. Joseph Longbottom was possibly also involved.

They dyed cloth for army uniforms.

They were at Woodbottom Dye Works, Luddendenfoot [1905].

See J. & J. Longbottom

This & associated entries use material contributed by Gillian Holt

Longbottom's: Samuel Longbottom & SonsRef L1171
Textile business established around 1860 by Samuel Longbottom and his sons, Thomas Henry and James.

They were at Hay's Mill, Mixenden.

By 1861, the business employed 177 people, but this number fell to 100 by 1871. The business closed in 1881

This & associated entries use material contributed by Paul Chambers

Longbottom, Sowerby BridgeRef L505
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865]. There was an ancient ford across the Calder here

Longbottom's (Sowerby Bridge) LimitedRef L1015
Worsted manufacturer established by Thomas Henry Longbottom

Longbottom's: T. H. Longbottom & SonsRef L1267
Worsted coating manufacturers, Carlton Mills, Sowerby Bridge.

Established by Thomas Henry Longbottom and his sons Arthur Fielding, Francis Edward & Sam.

In October 1919, Robert Rushby was killed in an accident at their Carlton Mill

Longden, Rev JamesRef L923
[18??-19??]
Minister at
Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden [August 1897, 1905]

Longestubbynge, ShelfRef L1178
Recorded in 1496,, when Laurence Bentley paid a fine for the waste land called Longestubbynge, Jakstubynge and Little Pighill in Shelf

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ben Stables

LongevityRef L484

LongfieldRef L525
Area to the east of Todmorden

The Longfield familyRef L832
They were lords of the manor and controlled Langfield

Longfield Farm, TodmordenRef L1320
Owners and tenants have included

See East Longfield Farm, Langfield, Higher Longfield Farm, Todmorden and Lower Longfield Farm, Todmorden

Longfield House, HalifaxRef L785
Parkinson Lane, near the junction with Dunkirk Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

See Longfield Academy, Halifax

Longfield House, HeptonstallRef L195
Number 21/23 Towngate Georgian-style town house built around 1730

Longfield House, Sowerby BridgeRef L3840
Owners and tenants have included

Longfield House, TodmordenRef L1575
Owners and tenants have included

See Middle Longfield House, Todmorden

Longfield, TodmordenRef L1321

See Lower Longfield Farm, Todmorden and Middle Longfield Farm, Todmorden

Longfield, TriangleRef L32
Aka Longfield House, Sowerby.

Owners and tenants have included

Longlands, LightcliffeRef L275
House built in 1904 for Emma Watkinson.

It was subsequently bought by the Standeven family of worsted mill owners, who commissioned a set of 30 wooden panels by Harry Percy Jackson for the hall there. See John Trevor Standeven.

The house was later owned by the Swaine family and the Blakeborough family.

On 6th March 1924, the property was sold for £6,500.

In 1956, the West Riding County Council opened the first nursing home for the elderly in the district.

It is now a private house

Longlands, SouthowramRef L611
Area of land where Sir William Staines's School was built in the 18th century

Longlees Lock, TodmordenRef L458
Aka Long Lees Lock, East Summit Lock.

Lock #36 on the Rochdale Canal. This is just over the border into Lancashire.

Lock keepers here have included:

LongleyRef L187
See East Longley, Longley Farm, Nether Longley, New Longley and Sun Longley

Longley Farm, NorlandRef L190
Aka Doldram Farm. 17th century house with extensions dated IH 1735. There is a double-aisled barn.

Owners and tenants have included

See Longley

Longley, ThomasRef L77
[1???-1???]
See
Wakefield-Pontefract feud

Longridge, GeorgeRef L895
[1937-1960] Born in Scotland [21st July 1937].

He served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died in Halifax [27th March 1960].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Longroyd, RastrickRef L137
House.

Also recorded as Longroyde, Rastrick.

Owners and tenants have included

Like Boothroyd, the house was used as a hospital during World War I.

See Longroyd Board School, Rastrick and Dr William Kaye McGhie

Longroyde Hospital, RastrickRef L1524
Military hospital established at Longroyde, Rastrick during World War I.

Dr Bogdan Edward Jastrzębski Edwards was heavily involved with establishing military hospitals at Boothroyd and Longroyde

Longroyde House, RastrickRef L1349

Longroyde Park, RastrickRef L1300

Longstaff, AliceRef L230
[1907-1992] Daughter of James Speak.

Born 16th May 1907.

In 1900, the family moved to Little Lear Ings, Colden. She went to Colden School.

In 1921, she was taken on as an assistant by Ada Westerman. The family paid a £30 fee for Alice's apprenticeship.

In 1935, when Ada married Sydney Redman, Alice took over the Westerman family business.

She became a well-known photographer in Hebden Bridge.

In 1935, she married John Longstaff. They had no children.

She lived – and was buried – at Little Lear Ings, Colden.

She left a large collection of photographs recording the people, life and times in the Upper Calder Valley – the Alice Longstaff Gallery Collection.

She hand-coloured many of her photographs.

She disliked modern inventions, and refused to have a TV in the house.

In 1950, she flew with members of the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society, in a 7-seater De Havilland bi-plane to take aerial photographs of the district.

The magazine Milltown Memories uses many photographs from the collection.

She was attracted to photography whilst she was at school. In 1921, she was taken on as assistant to Mrs Ada Redman at Crossley Westerman's studio. In 1936, she took over a shop in West End, Hebden Bridge which had been Westerman's business. Her brother, Clement, carried out picture-framing at the business.

The book, Alice's Album [2004], by Issy Shannon and Frank Woolrych, tells the story of Crossley Westerman and his daughter Ada, and Alice

See Alice Longstaff Gallery Collection

This & associated entries use material contributed by Frank Woolrych

Longstaff, FredRef L975
[1890-1916] Born in Bradford.

He was a professional Northern Union international forward, playing for Great Britain, England, Halifax & Huddersfield, and toured Australia & New Zealand [1914].

He lived in Huddersfield.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme [22nd July 1916] (aged 25).

He was buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France [Grave Ref I B 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longstaff, JohnRef L415
[1910-1999]
Born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

He came to Calderdale where he worked as a driver for the Hebble Bus Company. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in India and Burma during World War II. He was driver for several local firms, including Thornber's and Maude's Clogs.

On 24th February 1935, he married Alice Longstaff at Nelson, Lancashire.

After the death of his brother-in-law, Clement, he took over the picture-framing in his wife's shop. He returned to the north-east after his wife's death

Longstaffe, Judge Amyas P.Ref L1411
[1859-1914]
Judge at Todmorden County Court [1911]

Longtail, HeptonstallRef L1520
Edge Lane. Late 18th century house. Now subdivided into separate dwellings

Longthorpe, AbrahamRef L840
[1860-1913] Born in Churwell.

He was a colour mixer.

On 16th July 1882, he married Hannah Bywater [1862-1904] in Bradford.


Hannah was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1885]
  2. Ada [b 1889]
  3. Percy
  4. Alice [b 1898]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Longthorpe, PercyRef L728
[1894-1918] Son of Abraham Longthorpe.

Born in Halifax [1st February 1893].

He was a career serviceman.

In 1911, he was at the naval school HMS Hogue, Islington.

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

He died 14th December 1918 (aged 24)  when he accidentally drowned whilst his ship was on escort duties to Gibraltar.

He was buried at Huelva British Cemetery, Spain.

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

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Longton, Geoffrey deRef L882
[11??-12??]

He married Antigonia de Hutton


Antigonia was the daughter of Elias de Hutton
 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joanne Backhouse

Longwood House, FixbyRef L845
In 1608, the house was granted to Nicholas Thornhill and Edward Hanson.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Stuart Starkey

Longworth & RannardRef L214
Recorded around 1915, when they were at Broad Street, Halifax.

In 1936, Longworth, Rannard & Company Limited were paint manufacturers & oil merchants at 14 Broad Street, Halifax

Longworth, Bannard & Company LimitedRef L1163
Oil merchants and manufacturers of enamels, varnish and paint at 14 Broad Street, Halifax [1936].

When Broad Street was redeveloped, they moved to Cheapside

Longworth, BobRef L780
[1923-1945] Son of Ivy (née Sale) [1903-1967] & Norman Longworth [1902-1979] of 9 Byron Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Born in Copley.

He was a member of Greetland Wesleyan Chapel & Sunday School / educated at Elland Grammar School / a player with Halifax Corinthians / employed in the offices at Dean Clough Mills.

He lived in Greetland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1943], and he served as a Flight Sergeant / Air Bomber with the 640th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He trained in Canada and was a bomb-aimer in Halifax bombers, based in Leconfield.

He was lost in the Operation Thunderclap raid on Dresden [14th February 1945] (aged 21).

He was (possibly) buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Brooksbank School, Elland

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lonsdale, DrRef L1197
[1788-18??]
He attended
Heath Grammar School [1794-1799] and Eton. He became Bishop of Lichfield [1843-1867]

Lonsdale, HenryRef L835
[1849-1916]
Son of
Robert Lonsdale.

Piano maker and tuner. In 1879, he went into partnership with his father as Robert Lonsdale & Son. He lived at 5 Swire's Road, Halifax [1905]

Lonsdale, RobertRef L834
[1825-1903] He established Robert Lonsdale & Son. He

personally made the first pianoforte manufactured in Halifax

He married Unknown.

Child: Henry

Lonsdale's: Robert Lonsdale & SonRef L1018
Business selling and tuning pianos and musical instrument dealers at 42 Crown Street, Halifax established in 1840 by Robert Lonsdale

who personally made the first pianoforte manufactured in Halifax in the year 1846

Their Crown Street premises were known as The English & Foreign Pianoforte Rooms.

In 1879, his son Henry taken into partnership

Lonsdale, SarahRef L1225
[1878-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Richard Marsden [1891]

Lord ...Ref L149
The entries for people & families with the surname Lord are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lord & BinnsRef L1393
Photographers at Central Studio, Patmos, Todmorden [1897]

Lord & Jackson LimitedRef L1093
Wholesale clothing manufacturers at Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Lord  Brothers HatcheryRef L999
Established at Hebden Bridge by brothers Jack and Walter Lord

This & associated entries use material contributed by Janet Ellison

Lord's Dining Rooms, BrighouseRef L1016
Bethel Street.

See Brighouse Tradesmen's Association

Lord's: E. LordRef L779
Cotton manufacturers.

Recorded in 1921, when they were at Gauxholme Mill

Lord Holme Refreshment RoomsRef L1045
Hardcastle Crags.

In the early 20th century, Gibson Mill was converted into a restaurant by Ernest Greenwood.

William Shackleton owned a restaurant here [1905]

Lord Mackintosh of HalifaxRef L268
Harold Vincent Mackintosh became Lord Mackintosh of Halifax in 1948. The of Halifax distinguishes the title from that of the Scottish chieftain Mackintosh of Mackintosh

Lord & NewellRef L1004
Sizers at Hawksclough Mill, Mytholmroyd [1905].

Partners included Enoch Newell

Lord  Savile Lodge, EllandRef L781
A lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

The Lodge was consecrated and opened at the Savile Arms, Elland [2nd July 1914]

Lord Brothers LimitedRef L1060
19th century textile machinery manufacturers and cotton spinners in Todmorden, founded by the sons of John Lord.

Many members of the family were involved with the business.

The family had a machine workshop on Roomfield Lane [1839].

They were effectively the machine makers for Fielden Brothers.

They expanded from being just a machine works, and began cotton spinning and went on to build their own works on Canal Street, Todmorden [1848]. They had business at Crow Carr Ings Mill.

In January 1852, during a national dispute between engineers and masters, the company closed their workshops and discharged 90 workers.

Around 1875, there was an explosion in which a brother of Charles Joseph Hiley was killed.

On 15th June 1909, a fire in the joiners' shop at their Baltimore works caused damage estimated at £3,000.

In May 1913, Mayor Robert Jackson intervened and brought a satisfactory settlement to a strike at the firm involving about 100 labourers.

In 1920, Brooks & Doxey of Manchester bought the business.

In 1929, the Canal Street Works closed and the business moved to Manchester.

See Charles Joseph Hiley, Edward Wilfred Lord, Frank Lord, Jesse Lord, William Lord and T. G. Mills

Lord Savile's Shooting Box, RishworthRef L935
A feature of Lord Savile's estate at Rishworth.

Recorded in 1905, when George W. Crowther was caretaker

Lordship, OvendenRef L566
Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Ladyship, Ovenden

Lord Street Chambers, HalifaxRef L1579
Office accommodation at Lord Street, Halifax.

Dated 1883

See Charles F. L. Horsfall & Sons

Losang Dragpa Buddhist College & Meditation CentreRef L376
In 1995, Dobroyd Castle was bought by monks from the New Kadampa Buddhist Tradition for £320,000 and the Losang Dragpa Centre was established.

The centre offers meditation courses, weekend retreats and holds an annual open day. Proceeds and sponsorship from local businesses are used to raise funds for the repairs and restoration of the Castle.

In March 2007, they successfully applied for a 127,000 grant from English Heritage for repairs to the Castle.

In August 2007, they announced that they were disbanding and leaving the Castle

Lost buildings of the districtRef L449

Lothian, AndrewRef L716
[16??-1675]
A Scot.

Vicar of Coley [1674]. He took office on 9th August 1674.

He died 6th December 1675

Lothian House, BrighouseRef L337
Lightcliffe Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Louden, Mary LouiseRef L651
[1931-] A microbiologist.

During her marriage to fellow-biologist Thomas D. Brock, they did extensive research at Yellowstone National Park. In 1965, the couple discovered that the yellow-brown foam around one of the hot pools in the park was full of living microbes. This was the first evidence that life could exist in boiling water.

She was descended from Frank Edwards by the following family line:

  * Frank Edwards, Photographer of Skircoat Green and Huntingdon, PA, USA
  * Gladys Edwards, Schoolteacher of Huntingdon, PA and Ravenna, Ohio, USA
  * Mary Louise Louden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso

Lough, Rev Edward InglisRef L401
[18??-1919]
Curate at
Hebden Bridge [1884, 1892].

In 1892, he left to become his father's curate and then rector at Paget and Warwick in the Bermudas

In 1899, he returned to England, but in 1907, he went back to the Bermudas at the request of the parishioners of Paget and Warwick.

He died there on Palm Sunday, 13th April 1919

Lousy Thorn Farm, HartsheadRef L117
An earlier name for Thornbush Farm

Loutit, Rev JamesRef L1140
[18??-18??]
Wesleyan minister. Recorded in February 1859, when he presided at a meeting at
Wesley's Chapel, Halifax. He lived at 2 Savile Row, Halifax [1874]

Louvain-Walters's: H. Louvain-Walters (London) LimitedRef L1212
Fashion retailers of furs, coats, gowns, suits and hats.

They were at 3, 5, 7 Westgate, Halifax [1949]

Lovatt, Henry Percy P.Ref L954
[1864-1908] MPS.

Born in Altrincham / Bowden, Cheshire.

He was a chemist's manager [1891] / a chemist [1901] / a chemist & druggist [1905].

Tom Ashworth was an apprentice chemist with Mr Lovatt.

He married Mary J. [1864-1???].


Mary J. was born in Clifton, Westmorland
 

Child: Florence Annie [b 1892].

The family lived at 6 Water Street, Todmorden [1891, 1905].

Henry died in Todmorden [Q3 1908] (aged 44) 

Love, GeoffreyRef L215
[1917-1991] Son of a black American dancer and the grandson of a Cherokee Indian.

Born in Todmorden.

He trained as a chorister with Ronald Cunliffe.

He became well-known as a band leader, musical director, composer, arranger, and musician.

When he left school in 1931, he started work at Chew's Garage in Todmorden.

His son, Adrian Love, became a well-known radio presenter.

LovelaceRef L83
Former name of Back Lane, Halifax

Lovelace, JosephRef L261
[1882-1915] Son of John Loveless.

Born in Halifax.

He was an electric tram conductor [1901] / a boiler stoker at Royal Halifax Infirmary [1911].

In [Q2] 1901, he married Mary Louisa Barker [1879-1944] in Halifax.


Mary Louisa was of Raglan Street, Halifax.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage documents

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1904]
  2. Phyllis [b 1906]
  3. Irene [b 1910]

They lived at 21 Holt Street, Halifax [1911, 1915].

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in Glimpse Cottage Sector, Ypres [19th October 1915] (aged 34).

The Halifax Courier [23rd October 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref I D 26].

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

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LoveledgeRef L84
Former name of Back Lane, Halifax

Loveless, JohnRef L259
[1846-1???] Son of Richard Loveless, carrier.

The surname was variously recorded as Loveless [1871], Lovless [1881], Lovelace [1891].

Born in Fakenham, Suffolk.

He was a carter of Northowram [1871] / a farm labourer [1881] / a purifier gas works [1891] / a general labourer [1901].

In 1871, he married Elizabeth Cordingley at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Henry Cordingley
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1879] who was an errand boy [1891]
  2. Joe
  3. Edmond C [b 1889]

They lived at

  • 35 Collier Topping, Northowram [with Elizabeth's widowed  mother 1881]
  • 13 New Town, Northowram [1891]
  • 5 Corporation Street, Halifax [1901]

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Lovell, AlbertRef L726
[1898-1916] Son of Arthur Lovell.

Born in Hebden Bridge [19th June 1898].

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 31st Small Arms Ammunition Col. Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He died in Salonika [23rd October 1916].

He was buried at Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref II D 8]

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Lovell, ArthurRef L727
[1855-1934] Born in Wakefield.

On 25th May 1878, he married Charlotte Miller [1857-1908] in Wakefield.


Charlotte was born in Coxwold
 

Child: Albert

They lived at 11 Cross Lanes, Hebden Bridge

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Lovell, Sarah JaneRef L1620
[1876-1952]
Landlady of the
Fountain Head, Pellon [1952].

She was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Lovers' Walk, HipperholmeRef L1286

Lovers' Walk, TodmordenRef L43
Aka Stickitt Gate. A path along The Ridge through Buckley Wood. Carr Laithe, Todmorden stood here

Lovett, PaulRef L977
[18??-1916]


The
Commonwealth War Grave Commission website has the following record for Paul William Lovett-Janison
 

He was an actor/manager / (possibly) a member of Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge [1909].

He married Unknown.

They lived in Sheffield.

During World War I, and he served as a Sergeant with the 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died from gunshot to the chest whilst collecting wounded soldiers [2nd August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8C, 9A & 16A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Freemasons

Low Bentley Farm, ShelfRef L110
Green Lane. Aka Lower High Bentley, Lower Bentley Hall, Low Bentley Farm.

A hall-and-cross-wing house dated 1600. A lintel is inscribed WC and JC for William Cowper, and his wife, who built the house.

John Cowper and John Cowper are also recorded at the Hall

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

It was rebuilt in the 1970s.

See High Bentley Hall

Low Bridge, Luddenden DeanRef L518
Aka Heble Bridge. A single-arch stone bridge. A bridge is mentioned here in 1759

Low Brown Knowl, WadsworthRef L498
A cairn – aka Lad or Law – marks the boundary of Wadsworth township.

See Brown and High Brown Knowl

Low Cote, RippondenRef L402
Early 17th century house. A doorway is dated IMH 1631, and a window is dated IH 1631.

There is a dove cote above the main entrance

Low House, QueensburyRef L961
Around 1850, a farm on the estate became Lion Brewery, Shelf. The house was demolished around 1950

Low Moor Chemical CompanyRef L1010
In 1898, they began to manufacture picric acid, and in September 1898, they began to manufacture explosives.

In 1914, the company became the Low Moor Munitions Company.

There was a serious explosion here on 21st August 1916.

See Guy Langton Tillotson

Low Moor House, SoylandRef L208
16th century through-passage house with an aisled barn attached. The barn was cased in stone around 1630

Low Moor Iron Company, Norwood GreenRef L1040
Formed in 1788, the company mined coal and iron-stone until about 1880.

It was the largest producer of iron in Yorkshire [1855]

See Frank Barraclough, Clifton Coal Mining, Charles Hardy, John Hardy, Judy Woods Coal Mining, Old White Beare, Norwood Green and Benjamin Walker

Low Moor Railway StationRef L992
Opened in 18??. Closed in 1965

Low Town field, EllandRef L56
Aka Lowest Town Field. A part of mediæval Elland. Recorded in 1750. Upper Shutt and Lower Shutt lay north of the land

Lowe, AdamRef L1199
[1795-1883] Born in Ormskirk [6th April 1795].

He was independent [1841] / a retired woollen draper & tailor [1851, 1871].

He married (1) Bathsheba [1794-1848].

Bathsheba died 19th July 1848 (aged 54).

In [Q1] 1851, he married (2) either Mary Stott or Mary Helliwell [1813-1882].


Mary was born in Stainland
 

They lived at

  • King Cross Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 3 Carlton Place, Halifax [1851]
  • 5 Park Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Mary died 13th June 1882 (aged 69).

Adam died 15th January 1883.

He and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2005]

Lowe, Rev Edward JacksonRef L532
[18??-18??]
An esteemed Curate at
Brighouse [1852-1866]. He published some religious dialogues, including
Harry and Jack, or a Conversation between a Yorkshire stonemason and his friend about the Bible [1855]

Lowe, Edward JosephRef L742
[1884-1917]
He was a hawker of greengroceries.

He married Louisa.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 29th July 1917 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In [Q4] 1918, Louisa married Henry Howard in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Chapel Place, Pellon Lane, Halifax

Lowe, Elias BennettRef L193
[1853-1???] Son of Charles Lowe, farmer.

Born in Muxton / Donnington/ Lilleshall, Shropshire.

He was a fishmonger of West Grove Terrace, Halifax [1881] / a commercial clerk [1891] / a fish & game dealer (employer) [1901] / a fish, fruit & game dealer (employer) [1911].

In [Q3] 1881, he married (1) Grace Thomas [1853-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Jail Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of George Thomas, publican
 

Child: George Ernest

Grace died in childbirth [Q1 1885] (aged 32) 

In 1894, he married (2) Alice Barker in Halifax.


Alice was born in Halifax
 

Child: 2. Russell Yorke (Lowe) [b 1896]

They lived at

  • 12 Shay Syke, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Church Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were Elias's widowed sisters: Eleanor Wilkes [b 1837] & Elizabeth Fairhurst [b 1840]

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Lowe Farm, Luddenden DeanRef L279
Castellated building and archway

Lowe, George ErnestRef L806
[1885-1918] MC.

Son of Elias Bennett Lowe.

Born in Halifax [Q1 1885].

He was educated at Fartown Grammar School / a bank clerk [1891] / a clerk at the Yorkshire Penny Bank, Halifax [1911] / a bank inspector in Leeds.

In 1910, he married Florence Dyson [1887-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Florence, of Heath Park Avenue, Skircoat, was the daughter of James Henry Dyson
 

Child: Muriel [b 1912]

They lived at

  • 6 Belvoir Gardens, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Heath Hall, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [18th January 1917], and he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 15th Battalion Welsh Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Cross [1918]


when he was the only surviving officer at Gourgencourt
 

A few days after he received the riband, he and his Company Commander were killed in an attack as they were crossing the River Selle in Picardy [28th October 1918] (aged 34).

The Halifax Courier [26th October 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref III A 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial.

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Lowe, J.Ref L590
[1???-19??]
Curate at
Brighouse [1946-1947]

Lowe, JohnRef L577
[1???-1???] He was landlord of Fleece, Ripponden [1938-1940] / landlord of the Old Bridge, Ripponden [1940-1942] / landlord of the Castle Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1943-1944]

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Lowe, JohnRef L1167
[1830-1892] Born in Cronton, Lancashire.

He was a railway plate layer [1871] / a coal labourer (heaver) [1881] / a plate layer [1891].

He married Sarah [1838-1922].


Sarah was born in Whiston, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Giles [b 1861]
  2. Martha Eccles [b 1863]
  3. Leah Jane [b 1868] who married [1886] William Henry  Dyson
  4. Alice A, [b 1882]

They lived at

  • Whiston Cross, Prescot, Lancashire [1871]
  • 34 King Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Little Walterclough, Southowram [1891]
  • Walterclough Mill, Southowram [1894, 1896]

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson John William Dyson [b  1888].

John died in Halifax [Q2 1892] (aged 62).

Reported on 10th November 1894, a meeting was held at the Official Receiver's office regarding Sarah Lowe, a pig & poultry dealer of Walterclough Mill, Southowram, whose liabilities were £69 and assets £34. No resolutions were passed and the estate was to be left with the Official Receiver to wind up

In August 1896, Sarah was charged at Halifax West Riding Court with being in possession of an illicit still. The police took various brewing appliances to Halifax using her own pony & trap. Mrs Lowe – a grey-haired old woman – pleaded guilty and was fined £25 plus 10/6d. costs, or three months imprisonment for default.

A Sarah Lowe died in Halifax [Q3 1922] (aged 84) 

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Lowe, John W.Ref L211
[18??-1918] He lived at 28 St Luke's Street, Claremount.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

John died in the US General Hospital, Rouen, of wounds in the back from shell [18th October 1918].

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref S II J 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Lowe, SophieRef L1602
[1990-] Actress.

Born in Halifax

Lowe, TomRef L430
[1844-1???] Born in Holmfield / Holmfirth.

He was a brass finisher [1881] / a gas meter tester [1891] / a brass finisher [1893].

He married Jane Lowe [1846-1???].


Jane was born in Portabello, Scotland
 

Children:

  1. John [b Edinburgh 1869] who was a mill worker [1881]
  2. Christiana [b 1872] who was a housekeeper [1891] and  married David Bate
  3. Maria [b 1874] who was a rover in worsted mill [1891]
  4. Tom [b 1875] who was a piecer in cotton mill [1891]
  5. Alexander [1878-1881]
  6. Jane Elizabeth [1880-1883]
  7. Mary Ann [b 1881] who was a piecer in cotton mill [1891],  a worsted twister [1901]

They lived at 42 Hartley Street, Halifax [1881, 1891].

Jane died in 1889 (aged 43) 

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Lowell, Rev SamuelRef L304
[1759-1823] Born in Birmingham.

He left home and joined a company of players for a time. He trained to be an engraver.

He was a convert under Joseph Cockin and was ordained at Brighouse [1786]. He became Minister of Stainland [1781-1786] and Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [1786-1789].

In 1789, he became a Calvinist and served at Woodbridge, Suffolk [1789-1799].

In 1776, he married Jane Edwards [1757-1???].

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas
  3. Mary
  4. Hannah
  5. John [died in infancy]
  6. Maria
  7. Eliza [died in infancy]
  8. Jane
  9. Leathley [died in infancy]
  10. John Caleb
  11. Joseph Cockin [named for Rev Joseph Cockin]
  12. Eliza
  13. Martha
  14. Benjamin Hanson

He is recorded as being an author of some repute.

He moved to Woodbridge, Suffolk [1789] and then to Bristol [1799] where he died

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Lower Allescholes, WalsdenRef L311
Allescholes Road. House dated R H 1715

See Allescholes and Higher Allescholes, Walsden

Lower Ashes, Cross StoneRef L244
Todmorden. Yeoman's house dated 1610 over the front door.

It was owned by James Gibson and the Gibson family.

In 1759, it was extended by Anthony Crossley for his 20-year-old son. There is an inscription A C M 1759 – for Anthony and Mary Crossley – over the back door.

In 1???, it was restored by Gamaliel Sutcliffe

Higher Ashes is nearby

Lower Bairstow, Sowerby BridgeRef L264
Aka Cliff, Barstow.

An early name for Lower Willow Hall when Samuel Kinge and other members of the King family lived here in the 16th/17th century

Lower Balkram Edge Farm, WainstallsRef L1687
17th/18th century building.

See Balkram Edge Farm, Mount Tabor

Lower Barsey Farm, GreetlandRef L1325
Aka Far Barsey Farm.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Elaine Beach

Lower Beck Farm, Sowerby BridgeRef L1546
Rochdale Road. 19th century

Lower Beestonhirst, RippondenRef L406
Baitings, Rochdale Road. Aka Beestonhirst Hall, Thrum Hall.

Owners and tenants have included

The present laithe-house is dated J S S 1765.

See Beestonhirst and Bychestonehirst

Lower Benns Farm, WarleyRef L1549
Stock Lane.

17th century timber-framed house

Lower Bentley Royd, SowerbyRef L186
Aisled house.

Recorded in 1275, when Alexander the forester of Sowerby, paid 4d for a licence to take 3 acres of land in Bentleyrode from John, son of Robert.

the house was rebuilt and dated 1636.

It was once used as a workhouse.

It was demolished in 19??.

This is discussed in the book Aisled Houses in the Halifax Area.

Lower Birkhouse Cottage, BrighouseRef L1517
Birkhouse Road

Lower Birks Farm, TodmordenRef L469
Crossley New Road. House dated 1664. A tablet is inscribed
ABRAHA M.AND.MARY.STANSF IELD 1664

for Abraham Stansfield

Lower Booth Dean ReservoirRef L819
One of the Booth Dean Reservoirs built for Wakefield City Council on the Ryburn.

It covers 2 acres and has a capacity of 5 million gallons

Lower Brackenbeds, ShelfRef L1624
Farm at Stanage Green. Recorded in 1851.

See Upper Brackenbeds, Shelf

Lower Brandy Hole, GreetlandRef L798
An area of Greetland.

See Brandy Hole Lane, Greetland and Upper Brandy Hole, Greetland

Lower Brea, ShibdenRef L29
Leeds Road. An early name for Nether Brea.

The house is dated 1818 JL for James Lister.

A 27-acre part of the Shibden Hall estate.

Owners and tenants have included

See Upper Brea, Shibden

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Lower BrearRef L308
Area between Hipperholme and Stump Cross.

A brewery is recorded here around 1895

See Upper Brear, Northowram

Lower Brear, NorthowramRef L298
House which was a part of the Shibden Estate. Owners and tenants have included

On 20th January 1861, George Watkinson and a domestic servant were seriously injured when a gas explosion caused considerable damage to the house. Gas was produced on the premises and supplied the house. There was a faulty chandelier in the dining room and this allowed gas to escape when it was pulled down. Mrs Watkinson smelled gas when she woke and her husband went to investigate. He opened the doors and windows before going inside with a light. The explosion blew the windows out and destroyed the furniture.

See Upper Brear

Lower Brearley Hall, MidgleyRef L1707
In the 14th century, this was the original manor house of the Manor of Midgley

Lower Brig Royd, RippondenRef L262
A group of houses at the top of Priest Lane. Part of the Brig Royd estate.

The house seen today were probably built around 1750.

Owners and tenants have included

Cottages here were built in the 1700s

Lower Brockholes Farm, OvendenRef L619
Part of the Brockholes Estate, Ovenden.

See Brockholes Farm, Ogden and Upper Brockholes Farm, Ogden

Lower Burnt Moor Farm, RippondenRef L87
Cottonstones

Lower Calder ValleyRef L1218
Informal term for the eastern end of Calderdale, referring to Brighouse and Lightcliffe.

I first noticed the term in 2009.

See Calder Valley, Ghosts & Legends of the Lower Calder Valley and Upper Calder Valley

Lower Carr Farm, Norwood GreenRef L479
Station Road. Early 18th century building. The house was converted to cottages in the early 19th century

Lower Clay Pits Recreation Ground, HalifaxRef L1214
Recorded in 1936

Lower Clipster Hall, SiddalRef L783
This and Clipster Hall were 2 rows of terraced houses which stood at the top of Phoebe Lane, opposite Joseph Morton's Brick Works. They were demolished in the 1950s.

The spelling Clipstone is found in some records.

Owners and tenants have included

See Siddal Halls

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Lower Clough Foot, Cragg ValeRef L1340
Early 17th century house. A lintel is inscribed DAIRY.

See Upper Clough Foot, Cragg Vale

Lower Cockcroft Farm, RishworthRef L282
See Cockcroft Farm, Rishworth, Richard Habergham and Upper Cockcroft Farm, Rishworth

Lower Cockcroft Hall, RishworthRef L102
17th century home of the Holroyd family. Dated IEH 1679.

In 1680, it was extended by Benjamin Holroyd of Hutchroyd. His initials and those of his wife appear on a string course over the windows.

The name of Michael Haworth is inscribed on a water spout.

A rear-wing was added in 1709 and a window is dated BSH 1709.

In 1887, it passed to the Savile family when was bought by Sir John Savile.

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax

Lower Cottage, HalifaxRef L1595
The 2010 manifestation of Manor Heath Lodge

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Lower Cragg Farm, Cragg ValeRef L278
Cragg Lane. Late 17th century farmhouse. There is a later inscription over a doorway 18 WF 90

Lower Cragg Hall, Cragg ValeRef L191
Aka New Cragg Hall.

It was built in 1904 by Helen and her husband, W. A. Simpson-Hinchliffe, who lived here when it was destroyed by fire on 12th August 1921. The damage – to the building, furnishings and contents – was estimated at £150,000.

The Simpson-Hinchliffe's visitors included the singer, Dame Clara Butt, and the actor, Henry Ainley.

Simpson-Hinchliffe moved away and the estate was bought by J. W. Sutcliffe. In 1959, it was rebuilt by Philip Sutcliffe and renamed Cragg Hall

Lower Crimsworth Farm, Pecket WellRef L378
House dated 1599

Lower Crow Nest Farm, LightcliffeRef L79
Smith House Lane. It was part of the Crow Nest estate.

Owners and tenants have included

It was bought by Brighouse Borough Council, and demolished in 1958. Laburnum Grove now stands on the site

Lower Crow Nest Hall, LightcliffeRef L310
Smith House Lane. Aka Upper Smith House, Hirst's Farm.

It was part of the Crow Nest estate.

The house is dated TS 1620 for the Smyth family of Smith House.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Lower Dean Head ReservoirRef L774
Midgley Moor. One of the Dean Head Reservoirs. Built by J. F. Bateman. Completed on 8th May 1844. It covers 9 acres and has a capacity of 63 million gallons

This & associated entries use material contributed by Suzanne Wille

Lower DeerplayRef L382
See Deerplay, Mill Bank

Lower Ditches Farm, TodmordenRef L1554
Foul Clough Road. The mid 18th century barn is also listed

See Ditches Farm, Todmorden

Lower Doubling Castle, Cragg ValeRef L561
Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Greaves

Lower Dyches Farm, WalsdenRef L1
Inchfield

Lower East Lee, TodmordenRef L424
East Lee Lane. House dated

1610
ES 27 OCTO 1631 – over the porch
WM – on a window lintel
There is a barn

Lower Edge Bowling ClubRef L538
Established at the Royal Oak, Lower Edge around 1908

Lower Edge, EllandRef L89
The lower of the two routes – the other is Upper Edge – from Elland to Rastrick.

See Blackstone Edge Roman Road, Holme Green, Old Earth Farm, Elland and Scar Edge, Elland

Lower Ewood, MytholmroydRef L569
Stands south of Ewood Hall.

Mid 17th century house.

Lower Exley Farm, SiddalRef L1670
In January 1904, a newspaper notice announced


Sale by Auction of Horses, Carts, &c at
Lower Exley Farm (top of Exley Bank) Siddal for Mr Frank Walton who is giving up the carrying trade
 

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Lower Field Bottom Farm, ShelfRef L197
Aka Field Bottom Farm, Lower Shelf. Late 15th / mid 16th century aisled house. The original timber-framed building was cased in stone in the 17th century. There is a columbarium.

The IHS insignia indicates that land was owned by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem

Lower Fold Farm, ShelfRef L147
Green Lane. Aka High Bentley Farm and The Fold.

The farm is a part of High Bentley.

Mid-16th century timber-framed house which was cased in stone in the 17th century.

Owners and tenants have included

It is currently [2010] being restored by Mr Frank Dunne of Wibsey

Lower Fold, HeptonstallRef L553
Edge Lane. Mid 18th century laithe-house.

Owners and tenants have included

See Everhill Shaw, Heptonstall

Lower Gaukrodger, SowerbyRef L1229
The property was advertised for Sale by Auction [July 1854] as comprising 13 acres 1 rood 24p in the occupation of Isaac Hill

Lower German HouseRef L306
Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe. The name was changed to Ladywell.

See German House

Lower Goat House, RishworthRef L804
House recorded in 1585.

It was rebuilt in the mid-18th century.

Owners and tenants have included

See Middle Goat House, Rishworth and Upper Goat House, Rishworth

Lower Godley Co-Op, RishworthRef L1598
A branch of the Ripponden Co-operative Society Limited opened in 1892.

The premises had previously been a grocery business run by Eli Whiteley.

Whiteley Gee worked here

Lower Goose Nest, NorlandRef L820

Recorded in 1881, when John Crabtree & Joseph Sutcliffe Whitehead were living here

See Goose Nest Farm, Norland and Goose Nest Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Lower Green Edge, WarleyRef L212
House dated around 1700.

See Green Edge, Warley

Lower Green House, BrighouseRef L663
Upper Green Lane, Hove Edge. Late 17th century house with later alterations. A lintel is dated IW 1722 and a fireplace is dated IWD 1707.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower GreetlandRef L1630
The area was subsequently renamed West Vale.

See Greetland and West Vale House

Lower Hagstocks, Shibden ValleyRef L30
The house was associated with the Stancliffe family of Shibden.

The property has virtually disappeared.

See Hagstocks, Shibden Valley

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Lower Hal, IllingworthRef L7
An area of Hal Lane

Lower Hambleton Hill, Moor EndRef L1398
A later name for Hambleton Head Farm, Moor End

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anthony Buckless

Lower Han Royd, MidgleyRef L397
Early 17th century house dated M 1621 MSA

See Han Royd and Upper Han Royd

Lower Handroyd Farm, MidgleyRef L1318

The Halifax Guardian [17th August 1918] advertised


Lower Handroyd Farm, Midgley

Sale by Auction on 21st August 1918 of Farm Stock, Equipment & Poultry, &c for Mr Paul Wood

 

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Lower Hanging Shaw, TodmordenRef L1559
Sourhall Road Late 18th century laithe-house.

The early 18th century field barn for Lower Hanging Shaw is near Higher Hanging Shaw

Lower Harper Royd, NorlandRef L136
Farm and house built 1677. Damaged by lightning on 2nd June 1908

Lower Hartley, TodmordenRef L1407
Farm.

Higher Hartley is derelict

Lower Hathershelf Farm, BouldercloughRef L795
Hathershelf Lane. 2 cottages dated 1743.

See Hathershelf Farm and Hathershelf

Lower Hazelhurst, LuddendenRef L1452
Aka Cold Edge.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Susan Lowe

Lower Hazlehurst, ShibdenRef L499
Aka East Hazlehurst, Shibden. In 1427, this was owned by Richard Bairstow. In 1607, Edward Bairstow was the owner.

See Hazlehurst

Lower Heath Hall, NorlandRef L792

Owners and tenants have included

It was multi-occupancy.

See Heath Hall, Norland

Lower Height, Saltonstall MoorRef L176

See Height Farm, Saltonstall Moor

Lower Heights, WarleyRef L204
17th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower Hey House, BarkislandRef L620

Lower High Sunderland, HalifaxRef L790
House, situated about 200 yards north-west of High Sunderland.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower High Trees, GreetlandRef L830
The farm is recorded in 1828 as part of the Crowstone Hall estate.

See High Trees Lane, Greetland and Upper High Trees, Greetland

Lower Hollings, WarleyRef L250
Owners and tenants have included

The Lower Hollins, WarleyRef L182

Lower Holme House, Luddenden DeanRef L1535
Bank House Lane. Early 18th century house

Lower Holmhouse, BarkislandRef L578
Farm. It was joined to The Folly – or Upper Holmhouse – to become The Holmhouse

Lower Horse Wood, TodmordenRef L130
House dated 1689 AE and 1757

Lower Hough House, Stump CrossRef L1242
Stands between The Hough and Bradford Road.

Appears on early maps as Lower Hough.

It is now Nos 2 & 4 The Hough.

The property (together with the present No. 6) were part of a farm whose land extended to join Shibden Park.

Owners and tenants have included

The fields were cut off when the Leeds Road and Bradford Road were constructed, but still part of the farm property.

The land was later sold to Halifax Corporation, and became an extension of Shibden Park

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Lower Hoyle Green, WarleyRef L1563
In the 1920s, the property was bought by Samuel Webster and renamed Wanstead.

Owners and tenants have included

See Hoyle Green House, Warley

Lower Hoyle Heads Farm, LighthazelsRef L1463
In his will of 1718, Elkanah Hoyle bequeathed £3 from the farm to be paid to the Curate at Ripponden for preaching a sermon on Ascension Day.

See Hoyle's Gift

Lower Ibbotroyd, StansfieldRef L243
17th century yeoman-clothiers house. Now Stile House, Stansfield.

See Upper Ibbotroyd, Stansfield

Lower Knight Royd, NorthowramRef L612
Farm owned by Elizabeth Wadsworth.

See Popples School and Upper Knight Royd, Northowram

Lower Laithe House, StansfieldRef L1237
Farm estate with a 17th century farmhouse and a barn.

The property is recorded as having 12 rooms [1911].

Includes Lower Laithe West and Lower Laithe Cottage.

There was a mill here [1861].

Owners and tenants have included

The barn became derelict and was demolished in the 1970s. A bungalow now stands on the site of the barn.

The house is still in existence

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs & David Greaves

Lower Langley Farm, NorlandRef L438
See Elkanah Horton

Lower Lee, Hebden BridgeRef L1118
Small hamlet on the way to Hardcastle Crags

Lower Lime House, ShibdenRef L707

Lower Limed House, ShibdenRef L1184
Aka Lower Lime House, Shibden.

Simm Carr Lane.

17th century house.

The owners & tenants of the property are shown in the Foldout

The Halifax Courier [Saturday 15th April 1939] advertised  

To Let

Lower Limed House, Shibden.

4 roomed house with 31 acres.

Apply: Joseph Walsh, 10 Harrison Road, Halifax  

See Limed House, Shibden and Upper Limed House, Shibden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Lower Longfield Farm, TodmordenRef L1558
Longfield Road. Mid 17th century house

See East Longfield Farm, Langfield and Longfield Farm, Todmorden

Lower Making Place, SoylandRef L1285
Owners and tenants of the property have included

Recorded in 1861, when the document in the attached image recorded the Conveyance of Lower Making Place between

  1. John Habergham of Ripponden Mill in Barkisland (Farmer) 
  2. James Thomas Berry, Wood Lane Hall (Gentleman) 
  3. John Ridehalgh (late of) Upper Smallees now of Brig Royd Soyland (Gentleman) 
  4. Said John Habergham,
  5. Charles Jennings of Sowerby Bridge (Shopkeeper) and Henry Mitchell of Hawksclough, Wadsworth (Joiner) 
  6. Manaſseh Habergham of Lower Making Place Soyland (Farmer) 
  7. Moses Habergham Lower Making Place (Weaver) 
  8. William Dove of the Commercial College Making Place Soyland (Schoolmaster) 
  9. Thomas James Walker of Halifax (Printer) 

The document was prepared by Ridehalgh & Holt.

See Making Place, Soyland

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Greaves & Derrick Habergham

Lower Market, HalifaxRef L90
Aka Halifax Indoor Market. An indoor market which stood on the eastern side of Market Street.

It was built in 1890s [?].

It was only open on Fridays and Saturdays [1936].

There were open stalls surrounded by open-fronted shops on 3 sides of the building.

A British restaurant opened in the market on 15th December 1941. For a time, the market was used by the butchers at the nearby abattoir.

The building was demolished to make way for redevelopment of Market Street and Woolshops in the 1970s.

A parade of modern shops – including Westgate House, Boot's Chemists, W. H. Smith, Tesco, Westgate Market, and Woolworth's were erected on the site.

See Albion Street, Halifax and Central Hall

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Nortcliffe

Lower Mason Green, OvendenRef L563
House. Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Mason Green, Illingworth

Lower Moss Hall Farm, BlackshawheadRef L390
Long Causeway. Late 17th century house with 18th century alterations

Lower Moulson Place, StainlandRef L341
Late 18th century house

Lower Needless, Hebden BridgeRef L793
Just west of Upper Needless.

See Needless

Lower Nether Royd, SoylandRef L613
Owners and tenants have included

See Nether Royd, Soyland

Lower Noah DaleRef L587

Owners and tenants have included

See Noah Dale

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lower Norcliffe, SouthowramRef L5
No.1, Lower Norcliffe, Southowram.

Aka Undercliffe, Southowram.


Undercliffe is between Sunny Bank and Old Dum Mill [1891 census]

Lower Norcliffe is between Sunny Bank and Old Dumb Mill [1881 census]

 

Owners and tenants have included

See Norcliffe, Southowram

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Jeffrey Knowles

Lower North Royd, NorthowramRef L1511
Green Lane.

House dated 1699. A tablet is inscribed RVN

Lower Okes Farm, RishworthRef L1480
The property (possibly) stood on the site of what is now Slitheroe House.

See Okes Farm, Rishworth

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anne Kirker

Lower Old Hall, NorlandRef L183

Lower Old Well Head, HalifaxRef L666
Property adjoining Old Well Head.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower Oldfield, LuddendenfootRef L1537
Greystones Road / Luddendenfoot Road.

Late 18th century farm and barn.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower Ox Heys Farm, ShelfRef L655
/ Norwood Green.

Owners and tenants have included

See Middle Ox Heys Farm, Shelf and Ox Heys Farm, Shelf

Lower Park Gate Farm, SouthowramRef L1177
The Leeds Times [Saturday 16th September 1848] reported


Fire at Lower Park Gate Farm, Southowram

A barn, or laithe, situated upon the above farm, was discovered to be on fire on Saturday afternoon. A quantity of hay and corn was stored in the building and although the Halifax fire engines, and that of the Leeds and Yorkshire Company were in attendance the building and contents could not be saved.

The farm is the property of Joshua Waddington of Southowram and is tenanted by James Womersley, who collects the highway rate for the township, and having on one occasion to summon a person for non-payment of rates, it is said that the villain has taken his revenge, by acting the part of an incendiary.

We believe that neither Mr Waddington or Mr Womersley are insured

 

Lower Pike Low, Cragg ValeRef L889
Farmhouse (now derelict) 

Lower Place Farm, SouthowramRef L389
Norcliffe Lane.

Late 17th/early 18th century house and a 20-acre part of the Shibden Hall estate.

The farm (18 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

See Upper Place Farm, Southowram

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Rushworth

Lower Popplewells, WarleyRef L202
House built around 1624 by William Murgatroyd

Lower Quickstavers, SowerbyRef L1548

Lower Ranns, NorthowramRef L714
Owners and tenants have included

Lower Reap Hurst, WarleyRef L1458
Owners and tenants have included

See Upper Reap Hurst, Warley

This & associated entries use material contributed by Stephen Tattersall

Lower Rookes, Norwood GreenRef L112
Aka Rookes Hall, Nether Rookes

Lower Rough Head Farm, ErringdenRef L1298
See Great House, Eastwood

Lower Saltonstall Farm, WarleyRef L1547
Saltonstall Lane. Late 17th / early 18th century building.

See Lower Saltonstall Hall, Warley and Upper Saltonstall Farm, Warley

Lower Saltonstall Hall, WarleyRef L189
3 Saltonstall Lane. Aka Nether Saltonstall, Upper Saltonstall Lower Hall.

A group of buildings including a late 17th century / early 18th century house.

Gilbert Saltonstall may have lived on an earlier house on the site.

His son Sir Richard Saltonstall was born in a house on the site.

Rev James Crossley was born here.

See Saltonstall and Upper Saltonstall

Lower Scout Farm, WalsdenRef L7100
The building is derelict

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Lower Scout, ShibdenRef L491
Aka Lower Scout Hall. Part of the Scout Hall estate.

In 1661, Samuel Mitchell rebuilt the hall.

It is dated 1661 S M S for Samuel and his wife, Sarah

Lower Shaw Booth, WainstallsRef L200
Shaw Booth Lane.

Property here is mentioned in 1608.

The house was built around 1624 by James Murgatroyd.

John Wilkinson and Anthony Mitchell – the last two men to he executed on the Gibbet – were executed for stealing 16 yards of russet-coloured kersey – valued at one shilling per yard – from the tenters of Samuel Colbeck here on 19th April 1650.

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

See Shaw Booth, Warley and Upper Shaw Booth, Warley

Lower Shaw Hill, HalifaxRef L69
See Shaw Hill House

Lower Shibden HallRef L129
Shibden Valley. Built in 1??? It is now a ruin.

See Nether Shibden, Shibden Hall and Upper Shibden Hall

This & associated entries use material contributed by Chris Booking

Lower Shull, EllandRef L1288
Land north of Middle Town Field Recorded in 1750

Lower Shutt, EllandRef L1160
Land north of Low Town Field Recorded in 1750

Lower Siddal HallRef L150

See Siddal Halls

Lower Slack, WainstallsRef L388
Wainstalls Road.

Lower Slater Ing, HeptonstallRef L1523
An early 17th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

See Slater Ing, Slack

Lower Small Lees, SoylandRef L1332

Owners and tenants have included

See Small Lees, Soyland and Upper Small Lees, Soyland

Lower Snape Farm, SowerbyRef L409
Higham & Dob Lane.

Farmhouse dated 1623.

Owners and tenants have included

  • [1624] Samuel Wade
  • [1853] Thomas Wild

    The Halifax Guardian [Saturday 27th August 1853] advertised


    Sale by Auction on 7th September 1853.

    The copyhold farm known as Lower Snape Farm, Sowerby with a cottage and six closes of land in the occupation of Thomas Wild

     

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant & Jeffrey Knowles

Lower Spark House, NorlandRef L223
Spark House Lane. Late 17th century farmhouse. Dated IT 1677, possibly for a member of the Taylor family.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

It is now 3 dwellings.

See Norland Hall and Upper Norland Hall

Lower Spring House Field, HalifaxRef L1505
Range Bank. In June 1855, the land was sold for the sum of £293 and Range Bank Day School was constructed.

Lower Stoodley Farm, LangfieldRef L251
Stoodley Lane.

Part of a group of properties comprising Stoodley Hall, Langfield and Stoodley Hall Cottages.

Owners and tenants have included

See Higher Stoodley Cottage, Langfield and Higher Stoodley Farm, Langfield

Lower Strines Farm, BlackshawheadRef L293
Late 16th century house

Lower Stubbing, WarleyRef L570
House. The Murgatroyd family are recorded here.

See Upper Stubbing, Warley

Lower Sunderland Farm, ShibdenRef L36
Owners and tenants have included

Lower Tinker Hey, GreetlandRef L1420
Late 17th century farmhouse.

Aka Tinker Hey Farm.

It is said that property here is mentioned in Domesday Book.

Stands on North Dean Road, on the left, as you ascend from Copley Church.

Upper Tinker Hey, Greetland stands further along the road

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Rushton

Lower WaltercloughRef L334
Part of the Walterclough valley.

Abraham Walker went to live here after he married Ann Langley in 1672

Lower Wat Ing, NorlandRef L185
House dated 1664.

See Upper Wat Ing

This & associated entries use material contributed by Pauline Martin

Lower Whisker Farm, ShibdenRef L395
Whiskers Lane, Northowram/

Owners and tenants have included

See Whiskers Farm, Shibden

Lower White Lee, MytholmroydRef L550
One of a group of buildings at White Lee, Mytholmroyd.

White Lee is mentioned in the will of Henrie Feror of Ewood [1548]

Those who lived here included

There are datestones:


GB 1607 RL
SH 1615 *IG*[on a nearby building]
ISS 1727
There is a blocked taking-in door.

See Lower White Lee Works

This & associated entries use material contributed by Annie Appleyard & David Cant

Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby BridgeRef L407
House built by Samuel King in the 17th century.

See Elkanah Ramsden

It has been known by other names, including Cliff, Barstow, and Lower Bairstow.

The gate-house was built around 1635.

The house was demolished and rebuilt around 1792. Some of the plasterwork may be from the earlier house.

It was extended in 1860.

Owners and tenants have included

Around 1780, the Lees family operated the first cotton spinning mill, Lower Willow Hall Mills, here.

The Hall was divided into 2 parts:

  • The east part was occupied by the Mattocks family, then by Brenda & Philip Dyson.

    Mrs Mattock built herself a bungalow in the lower part of her half

  • The west part was occupied by Margaret & Clifford Lees & family

In the 1990s, later owners reunited the two halves of the house and when last seen it was still standing.

The Gatehouse has a stone with the arms of the Lees family.

The Gatehouse has been converted into a house and is listed.

See Willow Hall, Cote Hill

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Lower Winsley Farm, TodmordenRef L417
Upper Lane. House dated 1636.

An early 17th century barn to the east is listed

Lower Witchfield House, ShelfRef L636
Aka Lower Witchfield Farm.

Samuel Sugden may have been the first owner and occupant of the property. It was to remain for 200 years in the possession of 6 generations of his descendants.

Early maps show the farm to have been adjacent to a well. It appears Samuel took exception to people trespassing on his land to reach it. A document shows that he was called to order by the Lord of the Manor for blocking up a well and walling off a footpath which was for general use

At the Court Baron of Sir George Savile, Baron, Lord of the Manor [of Shelf], there holden the ninth day of June 1719, a plaint was made that Samuel Sugden do make good and lay open one Springwell called Hollinwell near the footway leading from Halifax to Bradford and which well has time out of the memory of man been free and common to all the inhabitants within this Manor and now by the said Samuel Sugden is filled up. In the penalty of his making default in not laying the same open and not making it good again before Midsummer Day next, the sum of 39 shillings and 11 pence.

And a plaint further is made that the said Samuel Sugden do set stiles and make a due passage for the usual footway that passes through two closes of him, the said Samuel Sugden on the south side of his house, as he has walled up and stopped, before Midsummer Day next in the sum of 39 shillings and 11 pence for his default therein.

W. Emsall Steward

In 1776, John Sugden bought this and Upper Witchfield House, Shelf.

His son John inherited both properties.

The property has been split up into 4 dwellings, one of which is a baker's shop.

See Shelf petrifying well and Witchfield House, Shelf

This & associated entries use material contributed by Dennis McPeake & Ben Stables

Lower Woodfield Farm, TodmordenRef L5000
Owners and tenants have included

See Higher Woodfield Farm, Todmorden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Lower Woodhouse, RastrickRef L574
Aka Nether Woodhouse.

Quaker meetings were held here when it was the home of John Eccles.

See Edward Hanson and Woodhouse, Rastrick

Lower Wormald, RishworthRef L434
Built to accommodate the growing Wormald family at Higher Wormald, Rishworth.

Owners and tenants have included

See Wormald, Rishworth

Lower Wynteredge Farm, HipperholmeRef L315
Owners and tenants have included

  • John Bedford [1720]
  • John Shaw [1766-1787]
  • Simeon Shaw [1800s]
  • his son John
  • his son Samuel
  • the Boys family [1800]

See Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme

Lowfield, EllandRef L641
Victoria Road.

Owners and tenants have included

It was subsequently used as a dental surgery

Lowfields Business Park, EllandRef L106
After the demolition of Elland power station in the 1990s, the 80 acres of derelict land was converted into a business park. Many large companies have their offices and warehouses here, including Carrington Binns

Lowfields, EllandRef L116
Aka Low Fields. An area of land between Elland and the Calder.

Elland Power Station was here.

See Lowfields Business Park

Lowrey, MargaretRef L1220
[1877-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with John Rushworth [1891]

Lowry, Rev C. B.Ref L659
[18??-18??]
Curate at
Christ Church, Pellon [1861]

Loyal Free MechanicsRef L1072
A closed benevolent society

Loyal Georgean SocietyRef L1083
A Halifax friendly society which evolved from the Halifax Union Club.

It was founded as The Friendly Society on 3rd February 1779 by a group of small businessmen – established master workmen – to provide a sick grant of 9/- per week. Their first meetings were held at The Sign of the Church Inn, Halifax, the home of James Green.

They also met at the Old Cock Inn, Halifax.

On 9th September 1793, it became the Loyal Georgean Society.

It was at a meeting of the Society in the Oak Room at the Old Cock Hotel that the decision was taken to establish what later became the Halifax Permanent Building Society.

The Society continued as a Friendly Society and still meets on a monthly basis

Members and Officers of the Society have included

See A Rare Survival

This & associated entries use material contributed by Michael Steele

Loyal Hope Todmorden Lodge, OddfellowsRef L1266
Manchester Unity of Oddfellows

Loyal Industry Lodge 1604 I. O. O. F. – M. U.Ref L1069
Northowram Friendly Society [Number 1574] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Loyal Mercy [No ??] Masonic LodgeRef L1400
Todmorden. Masonic Lodge recorded on 27th October 1900 when Grand Master Crossley Fletcher was presented with a 9-carat gold albert and a 9-carat gold pendant inscribed
Presented to P.P.G.M. Crossley Fletcher for 21 years' faithful service as Secretary to the Loyal Mercy Lodge, Todmorden 1900

See Mercy Lodge

Loyal OrangemenRef L1384
Recorded in 1874, when the Hebden Vale lodge met at White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge

Loyal Order of Ancient ShepherdsRef L1073
The Ashton Unity branch of the friendly society had members in Halifax and Brighouse. Recorded in 1836

Loyal Rose Lodge [No 808]Ref L1591
Established at Luddendenfoot by the Hebden Bridge Oddfellows [1834].

They met at the Murgatroyd's Arms, Luddenden [from 1834], the Red Lion, Luddendenfoot [from 1853], and the General Rawdon, Luddendenfoot [1898].

They organised Luddendenfoot Oddfellows' Friendly Society.

See Rose Place, Luddendenfoot

Loyal Travellers Masonic Lodge, WainstallsRef L1637
Masonic lodge founded in 1833.

It closed in 1869.

In 1954, during refurbishment of T' Cat i' th' well, Luddenden Dean, panelling was discovered relating to the Lodge

Loyal United Free Mechanics [No 28] Masonic LodgeRef L1401
Todmorden. Masonic Lodge recorded on 12th December 1899 when they met at the Bay Horse, Cross Stone, and presented Brother David Cropper with a clock and a purse of gold in recognition of his 20 years' service as Secretary of the Lodge

Loyal Village Pride Lodge: OddfellowsRef L67
Rastrick.

See Brook Street, Rastrick and Oddfellows

Loyd, Belinda MarisRef L543
[19??-] OBE.

Daughter of Vivian Loyd of Ascot.

She married Savile William Francis Crossley

Loynd, WifeRef L770
[1???-16??]
A local woman whom was said to be in league with the witches of
Pendle.

In 1630, a local man, Giles Robinson, claimed to have seen her and a black cat on Eagle Crag, Todmorden shortly before they flew away

Luca, Annunziata deRef L1113
[1867-19??] Known as Nancy. Daughter of Pasquale de Luca.

Born in Villa Latina, Italy.

In 1897, she married Michele Pandozi.

After her husband's death, Mrs Pandozi had a barrel organ which she would play in the streets of Halifax, at Shibden Park and outside the Shay on match days. One of the tunes on the barrel organ was the hymn Faith of our fathers

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Luca, Antonio deRef L1273
[1878-1???] Son of Luigi de Luca [?].

Born in Italy.

He married Carmine [b 1873].

They lived at

  • Ripon [1901]
  • Halifax [1911]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anne Hopton

Luca, Francesco deRef L1274
[1906-1972] Son of Luigi de Luca.

Born in Halifax.

He went to work in Workington before returning to Halifax.

In [Q2] 1928, he married (1) Rose H. Sharp in Halifax.

He married (2) Unknown.

Children:

  1. a daughter
  2. a daughter

This & associated entries use material contributed by Nigel Hindle

Luca, Lugia deRef L1295
[1910-19??] Daughter of Luigi de Luca.

In 1934, she married Ernest Foster in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1934-1999]
  2. Ernest [b 1940] – who went to live in Australia
  3. Freda [b 1938] – who went to live in Tasmania
  4. Shirley [b 1935]
  5. Lucille [Lucy] who married Mr Halliwell

This & associated entries use material contributed by Christopher Blackburn

Luca, Luigi deRef L1221
[1877-1955] Aka Lewis / Louis Deluca.

Son of Pasquale de Luca.

Born in Villa Latina, Italy.

He was an ice cream hawker [1901] / a firer in ice & cold storage [1911].

Recorded in 1930 & 1936, when he had an ice cream dairy at 15 Thomas Street, Halifax [1911]. He also made ice cream at Lower George Yard, Halifax.

It is said that he lost his ice cream business to Jimmy Kendall in a game of cards.

He remained an Italian subject, and – during World War I – was liable for service in the Italian army though he was exempt on health grounds. During World War II, an alien, he had to report to the authorities in Bradford.

In October 1900, he married Jane Elizabeth Ellen Dean [11th July 1881-24th July 1935] of Brighouse at St Mary's RC Church, Halifax.


It is said that Jane's family considered her to be marrying beneath herself and disowned her
 

Children:

  1. Annie Raphaelle [b 1901] who married [Halifax Q3 1925]  Edward Monaghan
  2. Phyllis Carolina [b 1903] who may have died young [before  1911]
  3. Maria Annunziata Lucia [b 1905] who married [Halifax Q3  1927] George W. H. Ashton
  4. Francesco
  5. Lugia
  6. Albert [1912-1915]
  7. Edward T. [b 1914] who married [Halifax Q1 1938] Lily  Fletcher
  8. Domenica [b 1917] who married [Halifax Q2 1938] John  W. Crowther
  9. Trevor
  10. Winifred

They lived at

  • 25 Ann Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Thomas Street, Halifax [1911]

Jane died 24th July 1935 (aged 53).

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-L19] with Martha Ann Barber [14th June 1859-3rd February 1885].

In 1936, Luigi de Luca is listed as a hawker at 13a Woolshops, Halifax

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Luca, Pasquale deRef L1272
[1847-1924] Born in Villa Latina in the Lazio Valley of Italy. Around 1880, the family left Italy and moved to Halifax. They made and sold their ice cream locally.

He was an ice cream vendor in Halifax [1901].

He married Domenica Franchi [1838-19??] who was born in Italy.

Children:

  1. Annunziata
  2. Carmine [b 1869]
  3. Antonio [b 1873]
  4. Luigi
  5. Philipa [b 1884]

They lived at 1 Atkinson's Court, Halifax [1901].

Recent [2011] correspondence on ROOTSCHAT indicates that several members of the family have suffered from an inherited condition known as Familial adenomatous polyposis. Unless treated, those with the gene can go on to develop colon cancer, and life expectancy can be less than 50 years of age

This & associated entries use material contributed by Nigel Hindle, Anne Hopton & ROOTSCHAT

Lucas, Arthur JohnRef L4800
[1870-19??]
Born in Staffordshire.

He was a financier's manager [1911].

He married Elizabeth [1879-19??] from Belfast.

Children:

  1. Eileen May [b 1899]
  2. Norman Joseph [b 1901]
  3. Arthur John Stanley [b 1901]
  4. Hilda Josephine [b 1904]
  5. Marjory [b 1910]

The family lived at 18 Prescott Street, Halifax [1911]

Lucas, Charles HenryRef L236
[1896-1975] Son of George Charles Lucas.

Born in Halifax [8th July 1896].

He was in the Royal Navy [1912] / invalided out [1916] / a mate in the Anchor Line of the Merchant Navy / Managing Director of B. M. Sugden Limited / lessee of the Empress Ballroom Halifax / a Conservative Councillor for Akroydon Ward [1934] / a Freeman of the Borough / Mayor of Halifax [1946-1947]. His wife was Mayoress.

On 25th August 1917, he married Gladys [1895-1960] at All Souls' Church, Haley Hill.


Gladys was born in Halifax [1st December 1895], the daughter of Dan Smith, was the widow of Wilfred Shaw
 

Children:

  1. Roy [b 10th May 1923; d January 2006] who was a clerk (at  fireplace merchant) [1939], served in the RAF [1942]
  2. Rita [b 1st March 1919; d April 1991] who married (1) [Q3  1939] Ernest Nicholson & (2) [December 1947] John  Tempest
  3. Stella [b 29th July 1920] who was a ladies' hairdresser  [1939] & married [June 1940] Leslie Clark

The family lived at

  • 1 Ripon Terrace, Halifax [1917]
  • 50 Free School Lane, Halifax [1939, 1960]

Gladys died in Halifax [2nd November 1960].

Probate was granted to Charles Henry Lucas.

Charles Henry died at The Grange, Illingworth, Halifax [23rd September 1975] See Gilbert Greenwood

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso, Julie Lane & Winston Lucas

Lucas, Frank LaurenceRef L1206
[1894-1967]
Son of
Frank William Lucas.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was educated at Lewisham and Rugby School, and Trinity College Cambridge. He became a classical scholar and author. He served on the western front in World War I

Lucas, Frank WilliamRef L1207
[18??-19??] Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School [1894]

He married Ada Ruth Blackmur.

Child: Frank Laurence

Lucas, George CharlesRef L1428
[1874-1951] Born in Doncaster.

He was a town postman [1901] / Halifax Town Councillor.

In [Q4] 1895, he married Ada Firth [1871-1958] in Halifax.


Ada came from Rochdale
 

Children:

  1. Charles Henry
  2. Reginald [b 1899]
  3. George [b 1900]

They lived at

  • 5 Laura Street, Halifax [1901]
  • Chester Terrace [1911]
  • Salisbury Terrace [1939]

George died 2nd April 1951 (aged 77).

Ada died 12th July 1958 (aged 86) 

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso & Julie Lane

Lucas, RobertRef L299
[1828-1879] He was a tailor [1861, 1871].

He married Frances [1820-1881].


Frances was the daughter of
James Sutcliffe.

She was a worsted weaver [1861]

 

They lived at North Street, Halifax (with Frances's widowed mother) [1861, 1871].

Robert died 14th January 1879 (aged 51).

Frances died 10th April 1881 (aged 61).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1794] with Frances's mother

Lucas, Wilfred SteelRef L489
[1923-1942]
Son of Elizabeth Ann & Arthur Lucas of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Drummer with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 22nd February 1942 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [13], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Lucas, Rev William HanwellRef L648
[17??-18??] Minister of Hartshead [1803-1810].

During a bout of ill-health in 1804, he was assisted by Rev David Jenkins of Dewsbury and by Rev Hammond Roberson who had resigned in 1803

Lucas, William HenryRef L1674
[1856-19??] Born in Leeds.

He was a watchmaker [1901].

In 1881, he married Jane Smith [1857-19??] from Cockermouth, Cumberland, in Leeds.

Children:

  1. Thomas Ernest [b 1882] who was a plumber [1901]
  2. Hilda [b 1888]
  3. Elsie [b 1891]
  4. Arnold [b 1896]

They lived at 11 Royd Place, Halifax [1901]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso

Lucius, HermanRef L8
[18??-1???] Born in Germany.

He married Mary Higham


Mary was the daughter of
Richard Higham
 

Children:

  1. Amelia M Lucius [born in India 1869]
  2. Emma M H Lucius [b 1870]
  3. Florence G Lucius

He changed his name to Charles Herman Lucius

In 1871, Mary and the children were living with her grandfather Henry Richardson

Lucky Dog of TodmordenRef L1616
A statue of a dog in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden which is said to bring good luck.

After touching the figure, people have claimed to won the lottery and similar good fortune.

In September 2011, TV magician Derren Brown made a programme about the dog, in which he convinced local people that the good luck story was true

Lucy GrayRef L296
The title of a poem by William Wordsworth.

The poet was inspired by an incident in which a local child was coming down from Norland to meet her parents at dusk on a December day in the 19th century and disappeared in a snowstorm. Her footsteps were followed to the middle of nearby Sterne Bridge where they vanished. The child's body was later found in the water.

Local stories say that she still walks the bridge at midnight on the fateful winter's day

This & associated entries use material contributed by Rachel Finney

Lud Hill Cottage, SouthowramRef L7820
Owners and tenants have included

See Lud Hill Top

Ludd brookRef L643
Aka the Lud, the Ludd, Lud Brook, and Luddenden Brook. This is the stream flowing through Luddenden to join the Calder at Luddendenfoot.

The name means loud or noisy stream.

See Farrar's Mill, Foxcroft's Mill, Lane House Bridge, Luddendenfoot, Luddenden Dean and Luddenden Valley

LuddendenRef L94
District of Calderdale west of Halifax on the river Ludd

Luddenden & District Co-operative SocietyRef L1086
Opened on 9th September 1868.

In 1932, it was taken over by the Midgley Co-operative Society.

On 5th November 1933, it was taken over by Halifax Industrial Society.

It is now private housing.

See Wolf, Luddenden

Luddenden & Midgley Musical FestivalRef L219

Luddenden BridgeRef L231
High Street. Crosses Luddenden Brook.

The bridge was mentioned in 1518 when Richard Stancliffe bequeathed £10 for the construction of a stone bridge here.

The present bridge is dated 1859

Luddenden BrookRef L640
Aka Ludd. Stream which rises as Fly Flatt Reservoir, and joins Catty Well Beck near Jerusalem Farm.

The stream separates the townships of Midgley and Warley.

There is a weir as the brook passes St Mary the Virgin.

The Luddendenfoot aqueduct carries the Rochdale Canal over the brook. The brook joins the Calder at Luddendenfoot.

See Back Clough, Wadsworth, Cold Edge Dam Company, Kell Brook, Wainstalls, Luddenden Bridge and Wade Bridge, Luddenden

Luddenden Burial BoardRef L1583
Established around 1860. Created Luddenden Cemetery

Luddenden Church BridgeRef L1709
Connects the graveyard of St Mary's, Luddenden and Luddenden Cemetery

Luddenden Circulating LibraryRef L396
Established around 1776/1781 in an upper room at the White Swan. It is said that the collection was started with a bequest of books made by the vicar of Luddenden.

The library had a collection of around 1000 books in an upper room at the inn, and attracted many readers who formed the Luddenden Reading Society. The library was a subscription library, book club and social club, and members met monthly. Members paid 4d per month. In the 1890s, the library had around 1500 books.

The rules stated that

if any member come to the said meeting drunk so that he be offensive to the company and not fit to do business, he shall forfeit 2d

Members included local mill-owners and local shop-keepers. Branwell Brontë used the library – and the pub – when he was at Luddendenfoot Station.

The library was discontinued in 1917. The collection is now held at Sowerby Bridge Reference Library

Luddenden clockRef L241
A type of long-cased grandfather clock produced by Thomas Lister

Luddenden CrossRef L344
In the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Luddenden, there is a stone cross [1624].

This was removed during the Civil War and rediscovered in the garden at Ellen Royde in the 20th century

Luddenden DeanRef L225
Aka Luddenden Dene / Luddenden Dean Valley / Luddenden Valley.

The valley of the Ludd brook

Luddenden Dean SpaRef L642
An annual outdoor gathering held at Luddenden Dean on the first Sunday in May in the 19th century.

John Preston often spoke at these gatherings.

See New Bridge, Luddenden Dean and White Rock, Luddenden Dean

Luddenden Gas CompanyRef L6001
The building is now used as private housing

Luddenden LibraryRef L1216
Recorded in 1929 as Luddenden Branch Library. At that time, it was only open between 2:30 and 4:30 on Saturday afternoons.

Recorded in 1936

Luddenden, Luddendenfoot & Midgley Joint HospitalRef L80
Recorded in 1901

Luddenden, Mayor ofRef L1183

Luddenden Mechanics' InstituteRef L1039

Luddenden Old BandRef L398
Formed in 1???. In 1864, the name was changed to Oats Royd Mills Brass Band

Luddenden Parish ChurchRef L277

Luddenden Post OfficeRef L1310
A sub-post office is recorded in 1861. It was then at the same address as the business run by Dyson Thomas, boot & shoe maker and shopkeeper

Enoch Murgatroyd was postmaster/stationer at 58/59, High Street, Luddenden [1891].

A post office is recorded in Stocks Lane

Luddenden Prosecution SocietyRef L1089
Prosecution society recorded in 1820

Luddenden Reading SocietyRef L1091
Literary club which met at the White Swan / Lord Nelson Inn. Members of the Society included Branwell Brontë and John Garnett.

See Luddenden Library

Luddenden School Pierrot TroupeRef L276
19th/20th century entertainers at Luddenden School.

See Richard Henry Hallas

Luddenden Spinning CompanyRef L428
Recorded in the 1950s

Luddenden ValleyRef L1155

Luddenden Valley RailwayRef L991
Proposed in 1865 by local businessmen and manufacturers. It was to join the main line at a junction with Luddendenfoot Station and take the railway up to Booth and Little Holme House. It was also proposed to extend the line to the Worth Valley.

J. E. Norris was Secretary for the promoters.

The scheme was abandoned on account of the high cost of tunnelling and construction, the relatively low population, and the inconvenience of a level-crossing

Luddenden Valley Sports ClubRef L1465
Recorded in 1949.

See A poem about Luddenden Valley Sports Club

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Luddenden Valley WaterworksRef L1497
Built at Castle Carr [1864-1870]

Luddenden Working Men's ClubRef L1161
The Luddenden Working Men's Club & Institute was at the Wolf, Luddenden from 1880 until 1946.

Recorded in 1917, when F. Ogden was secretary.

The Roll of Honour for those members of the Club who served in World War I can be seen in the Lord Nelson, Luddenden.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

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LuddendenfootRef L95
Also Luddenden Foot.

District of Calderdale between Halifax and Mytholmroyd, lying in the valley, at the foot of the hillside below Luddenden.

See At the Foot of the Ludd

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Luddendenfoot AqueductRef L352
Built around 1798. Carries the Rochdale Canal over the Luddenden Brook

Luddendenfoot Association Football ClubRef L1441
Recorded in 1923

Luddendenfoot Bowling ClubRef L246
Recorded in 1915

Luddendenfoot Bowling GreenRef L1436
Opened on 2nd August 1913

Luddendenfoot Brass BandRef L1587
Luddenden & Luddendenfoot Subscription Brass Band was established in 1891.

Their band room was at Denholme School

Luddendenfoot BridgeRef L465
Bridge over the Rochdale Canal

Luddendenfoot British LegionRef L1180
The branch opened in 1922. It was one of the first to be presented with the Legion Standard. In 1929, new headquarters at the bottom of Luddenden Lane was opened by Lord Harewood

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Luddendenfoot British RestaurantRef L354
British Restaurant opened in 1941/2

Luddendenfoot Congregational Savings BankRef L1588
Around 1860, a savings bank was established at Luddendenfoot Congregational School.

The trustees included

Luddendenfoot Co-operative HallRef L1593
Burnley Road. Built for Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society in 1873, at a cost of £1,750.

Local Catholics held their services in the Hall before St Walburga's Catholic Church was built in 1897

Luddendenfoot Council OfficesRef L866
The offices for Luddendenfoot Urban District Council were built in 1911.

They later moved to Victoria Buildings.

See Roger de Hutton

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Luddendenfoot Cricket ClubRef L1466
Established in the 1880s.

See High Lee Green Cricket Club, Luddendenfoot

Luddendenfoot Economic StoresRef L1350
Burnley Road. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Stood opposite the Weavers' Arms.

Closed in the 1970s

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Luddendenfoot Floral & Horticultural SocietyRef L1589
Established in 1859 by Rev Arthur Hall

Luddendenfoot Free Church Friendly SocietyRef L618
A friendly society established at Denholme United Methodist Chapel in 1858. They met in the school at 8:00 pm on the first Friday of the month

Luddendenfoot Friendly SocietyRef L1082
A friendly society recorded in 1875

Luddendenfoot Gas SuppliesRef L1282
In 1886, the Luddendenfoot Local Board of Health introduced proposals to lay gas mains through the district. Gas street lighting was inaugurated on 26th November 1866.

Gas was produced at Cooper House Mill until Robert Whitworth & Company moved in, when the production of gas moved to premises near Wood Bottom Dye Works.

From 1886, gas supplies were augmented by those from Sowerby Bridge gas works.

See William Crabtree

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Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative SocietyRef L1081
Established at a meeting held in Eli Scott's mill on 1st May 1860.

Officers of the Society included

Business was carried on at William Thompson's mill for a time.

They had a news room [1870]. It was discontinued in 1885,

[because it was] greatly abused by some lively and perhaps too frolicsome youths who frequented it

Around 1872, a branch was opened at High Lee Green.

In 1873, a new Co-operative Hall was built on Burnley Road, at a cost of £1,750.

The Society used Whitworths as their bankers, and when the company failed in April 1874, the Society recovered only £1,059 of the £2,940 which Whitworths held.

In 1876, the Society built a number of houses on land which they had bought at Band Walk.

In 1887, the Society bought land at Morley Hall to raise cattle for their butchery department.

The society merged with the Cragg Vale Co-operative Society in 1902.

In 1905, Luddendenfoot Industrial Society was fined 5/- plus 7/6d costs for having

an unjust scale in their possession

The Friendly Branch opened in 1909.

Around 1910, a branch was established in a part of Warley Grammar School.

In 1964, the Society was taken over by Sowerby Bridge Co-operative Society. The premises on Burnley Road were demolished when Sowerby Bridge Co-operative Society closed in 1969.

See Denholme Cottages, Luddendenfoot

Luddendenfoot Industrial SocietyRef L1194
See Luddendenfoot Co-operative Society

Luddendenfoot LibraryRef L379
Council Offices, Burnley Road.

As part of a cost-cutting exercise by Calderdale Council, the library was one of several considered for closure in 2006/2007

Luddendenfoot Local BoardRef L359
In 1868, the administrative district was formed out of parts of Midgley, Warley and Sowerby.

Early officers and members of the Board included

The Board met in the Luddendenfoot Congregational School, and then in the General Rawdon, Luddendenfoot until 1894.

In 1882, the Board erected Boy Bridge, Luddendenfoot.

See Local Board, Luddendenfoot Gas Supplies and Mytholmroyd Local Board

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Luddendenfoot Mechanics' InstituteRef L1052
In September 1885, a group including

set up a Mechanics' Institute in Luddendenfoot.

Charles Clay provided accommodation at Bank Buildings.

They had a news room, and a library [1886].

The Mechanics' Institute opened on 19th December 1914. The Luddendenfoot Slipper Baths opened here.

The Institute closed in 1957. It is now the Civic Centre

Luddendenfoot Nursing InstitutionRef L23
Founded by Sam Dugdale

Luddendenfoot Oddfellows' Friendly SocietyRef L1592
Established by the Loyal Rose Lodge [No 808] of the Hebden Bridge Oddfellows

Luddendenfoot Post OfficeRef L1090
Burnley Road.

Recorded in 1845 at the Red Lion when John Eastwood was postmaster.

Recorded in 1859, 1861, and 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Henry Greenwood, grocer, who ran Luddendenfoot Working Men's Club.

It was at various locations, including the Woodman Inn [1875], Dale View, and Victoria Buildings

Luddendenfoot Railway StationRef L993
Opened on 5th October 1840. It served the businesses at Boy Mill, Cooper House Mills, and other local mills.

Branwell Brontë worked at the station in 1841.

He was dismissed in 1842 for culpable negligence and gross misconduct.

The station building

with lodging rooms above

was built in 1842.

In 1865, a junction here was take to the Luddenden Valley Railway up to Little Holme House.

On 23rd December 1880, Boy Bridge and the road to the station was destroyed by flooding.

The station closed on 8th September 1962.

Stationmasters at the Station have included

See Francis Grundy and William Woolven

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Luddendenfoot Recreation GroundRef L492
Opened in 1932 on land given by W. B. Clay. On 14th October 1933, a shelter at the ground – the gift of Henry Helliwell – was opened

Luddendenfoot River BridgeRef L235
A bridge over the Calder is mentioned here in 1594. Aka Currer Bridge and Currie Bridge.

Around 1790, the bridge was rebuilt and William Currer of Boy Mill paid half the cost – when the bridge was known as The Currie. It allowed access to Boy Mill.

It was the only bridge over the Calder between Brearley and Longbottom Mill.

In 1823, parapets were added.

In 1825, it was widened.

In 1869, a new causeway was laid.

In April 1877, Gamaliel Sutcliffe was authorised to maintain the parapet walls.

On 23rd December 1880, the bridge was washed away in a flood. In 1882, it was rebuilt.

See Luddendenfoot Canal Bridge

Luddendenfoot School BoardRef L60
Recorded in 1895

Luddendenfoot Slipper BathsRef L987
Donated by Sam Dugdale. Opened by Councillor Dugdale in the basement of the Mechanics' Institute in 1915.

From 1966, they were closed on Saturdays. They were closed in 1969 and were used by local football teams

Luddendenfoot Surveyor of the HighwaysRef L9230
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Luddendenfoot included:

Luddendenfoot Urban District CouncilRef L373
Created in 1894.

See Luddendenfoot Council Offices and Warley Urban District Council

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Luddendenfoot Ward, HalifaxRef L1261
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax

Luddendenfoot Working Men's Club & InstituteRef L1162
Kershaw Crescent.

Opened on Saturday 2nd December 1882.

It was situated in a mill building on Station Road which later became The Brandy Wine.

It later moved to a new building on the Kershaw Estate.

Recorded in 1917, when David Finnigan was secretary. It closed in the 1970s.

The building became Oscar's, a private bar.

It is now derelict [2008].

See Luddendenfoot Post Office and Luddendenfoot Working Men's War Memorial

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Lüdenscheid LinkRef L303
Brighouse bypass built in 1972.

Large areas of the town centre were demolished for the development, including:

Ludgate, FredRef L9440
[1868-1???] Son of Thomas Willie Ludgate.

Born in Manningham, Bradford.

He was a news advertisement assistant [1901].

He married Lavinia Taylor [1870-1???].


Lavinia was born in Marylebone, London
 

Child: William Richard

They lived at Chelsea, London [1901]

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Ludgate, Thomas WillieRef L1096
[1831-1873] In 1856, he married Sarah, daughter of Richard (Dickey) Kershaw.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1859]
  2. Timms
  3. Clara [b 1863]
  4. Fred

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Ludgate, TimmsRef L916
[1861-19??] Son of Ann [née Kershaw] and Thomas Willie Ludgate.

Oil merchant and manufacturer of varnishes. He started business in 1882 in Bradford. In 1890, he moved to Brighouse. He set up business at Pond Oil Works, Brighouse.

In November 1887, he married Amelia Thompson [1868-1???] in Bradford.


Amelia was born in Armley, Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Millie Kershaw (Ludgate) [b 1891]
  2. Timms Kenneth [b 1898]

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Ludgate, William RichardRef L4390
[1888-19??] Son of Fred Ludgate.

Born in Bradford.

In [Q3] 1920, he married Kate Constance H. Berris [1893-19??] in Wandsworth, London.

Children:

  1. Alan W. [b 1923]
  2. Richard B. [b 1925]
  3. Michael A. [b 1934]

They lived at 83 Bradford Road, Brighouse

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Ludlam, HarryRef L221
[1912-2005] OBE.

He was educated at Rishworth School [1923-1929], head of School, Captain of Rugby [1929], and heavily involved with the School, throughout his life

He became a lawyer / a Conservative Councillor / Mayor of Halifax [1965-1966].

In 1938, he married Dorothy Winifred Sadler [1924-2010] at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

  • Tree Top, Granny Hill, Warley Road, Halifax

He recommended Barrie Ingham to Charles Denville's acting company.

Mrs Ludlam was an instructor at Madam Ibbotson's Dancing School.

Harry died 16th April 2005 (aged 92).

Dorothy died 15th November 2010 (aged 86) 

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Ludley, RichardRef L925
[17??-1811] Landlord of the White Swan, Halifax. He was a member of the local militia. He died

suddenly (supposed in a fit of apoplexy) 

N. Ludley [a relative?] was at the White Swan [1816]

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Ludlow, AlbertRef L1249
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1877, he married Sarah Downsborough in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Nathan Downsborough.

She was a worsted weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Hetty Downsborough [1878-1885] who was buried with her mother

Sarah was widowed by 1881.

They lived at 160 Hanson Lane, Halifax (Sarah & Hetty living with Sarah's widowed mother) [1881].

Sarah died 18th February 1919 (aged 64)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2514] with her parents

Ludlow, LorenzoRef L1331
[1844-1890] Son of Nathaniel Ludlow.

Born in Gloucester.

He was a piecener [1851] / a coal dealer [1874] / an innkeeper at an unidentified pub [1876] / an excavator (navvy) [1881] / a labourer [1890].

In [Q2] 1866, he married Mary Jane Hartley [1841-1903] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1868] who was a worsted factory operative [1881]
  2. Sarah A. [b 1870] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Nathaniel [1872-1874]
  4. Aaron [1876]
  5. John William [b 1880]

The family lived at Fairfield Terrace, Ovenden [1881].

Lorenzo died in Halifax [4th January 1890] (aged 45).

Mary Jane died 15th January 1903 (aged 62).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 939]

Ludlow, NathanielRef L1328
[1822-1???] Born in Avening, Gloucestershire.

He was a railway (?) labourer [1851] / an excavator & beer seller [1871].

He owned Plot 1566 at Lister Lane Cemetery when (his father?) John Ludlow [1797-1871] was buried [1871].

In [Q2] 1840, he married Mary Ann Niblett [1821-1???] in Stroud, Gloucestershire.


Mary Ann was born in Avening, Gloucestershire
 

Children:

  1. Paul Ludlow
  2. Lorenzo
  3. Rhoda [b 1848]
  4. Enoch [b 1856] who was a butcher's apprentice [1871]
  5. Mary Jane [b 1856]
  6. Moses [b 1858] who was a factory hand [1871]
  7. Albert [b 1860]
  8. Walter [b 1866]

The family lived at

  • Exley Bank, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 St James's Road, Halifax [1871]

Ludlow, PaulRef L1327
[1842-1???] Son of Nathaniel Ludlow.

Born in Gloucestershire.

He was an excavator [1871] / a contractor [1874].

In [Q4] 1863, he married Elizabeth Dixon [1846-1???] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1866]
  2. Lilley [1867-1874]
  3. Louisa [1871-1874]
  4. Nathaniel [1873-1874]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1127] with an unidentified Jane Cox [1820-1900].

The family lived at 65 Queens Road, Halifax [1871]

Ludlow, Rev Walter JamesRef L623
[18??-19??] MA.

He was educated at Oxford before becoming Curate at Illingworth [1905-1909].

He left to become Vicar of Dulverton

Ludlow, WorthyRef L769
[1850-1893] Born in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.

He was a firewood dealer [1891].

He married Annie Elizabeth [1853-1934].


Annie Elizabeth was born in North Cerney, Gloucestershire
 

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. child who died in infancy
  5. child who died in infancy
  6. Henry Edward [b 1877] who was an assistant coal dealer  [1891]
  7. Frederick Charler [b 1879] who was a worsted bobbin  setter [1891], a cabinet maker [1901]

They lived at 20 Womersley's Street, Halifax [1891]

Worthy died 28th February 1893 (aged 43).

In [Q2] 1898, Annie Elizabeth married (2) Mallinson Wood in Halifax.

Annie Elizabeth died 21st April 1934 (aged 81).

Worthy & Annie Elizabeth were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1037]

John Wood Mallinson

Luke, JohnRef L647
[14??-15??]
In 1518, he bought
Hartshead Hall from the Fleming family

The Luke Settle ShieldRef L8441
A trophy named in honour of Luke Settle and presented to the winning choir in an annual competition, held as part of the Mrs Sunderland Competition.

When it was won by Lindley Junior School in 2008, the original trophy was installed at the School and replaced by a smaller, more convenient shield

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Luke, Rev William Henry ColbeckRef L558
[18??-1???] Of Suffolk.

In 1855, he married Julia, daughter of Thomas Samuel Rawson, at Dartford

Lum, AbrahamRef L634
[1???-1???] Of Brighouse.

He was one of the electorate of 59 people when Jeremy Bentley was elected first MP for Halifax in 1654$1

Lum, AbrahamRef L476
[17??-1???] Coiner of Turvin

Lum Bridge, SoylandRef L519
A bridge is recorded in 1737. The present single-arch stone bridge is dated 1866

Lum BrookRef L706
Small community in the area of Coley around the Brown Horse.

See Brown Horse, Coley and Lumb Brook, Coley

Lum, JoeRef L5670
[1858-1916] Of Dowry Farm, Soyland.

In 1913, he married Emily Stott in Halifax.

He died 18th November 1916.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £639 4/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily

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Lum, JohnRef L1697
[1???-18??] He married Martha.

Child: Joseph

They lived at Lower Wormald, Rishworth [1857]

Lum, JohnRef L761
[1515-1579] Of Sowerby.

On 5th August 1543, he married Agnes Crabtree [1522-1565].

Children:

  1. Alice [bapt 1544]
  2. John
  3. Margaret [bapt 1548]
  4. George [bapt 1550]
  5. William
  6. Matthew

He died and was buried in Sowerby

Lum, JohnRef L762
[1547-1607] Of Halifax.

Son of John Lum.

Baptised 1st May 1547.

In 1568, he married Margaret [1548-1618].

He died in Sowerby [January 1607]

Lum, JohnRef L269
[1587-1662] Aka Lumme.

Son of William Lum.

On 12th April 1615, he married (1) Susan [1573-1626].


Susan (née Corney) was the widow of Abraham Halstead
 

Children:

  1. Susan [bapt 1616]
  2. John [1619-1626]
  3. Timothy
  4. Grace [1624-1626]

Susan died in 1626.

In 1627, he married (2) Isabel [1595-16??].

Child: 5. John

He owned and occupied several properties in and around Northowram, including: Dean House, Shelf and Westercroft Farm, Northowram [1650].

He died at Westercroft [some time after 30th August 1660].

See Jane Boyle and Rev Andrew Latham

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Lum, JohnRef L766
[1615-1689] Of Halifax.

Son of Matthew Lum.

Baptised 11th June 1615.

In 16??, he emigrated to America.

In 1643, he married an English girl, Miss Strickland [1623-16??] in Fairfield, Connecticut

He died in Fairfield, Connecticut

Lum, JohnRef L765
[1628-1???] Son of John Lum.

He died after 1690

Lum, JohnRef L831
[1855-1924] Born in Rishworth.

He was a fitter (steam engine maker) [1901] / a millwright [1911].

In [Q2] 1875, he married Emily Sutcliffe [1855-1924] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Emily who died in infancy [before 1911];
  2. Alice who died in infancy [before 1911];
  3. Sam [b 1876] who was a woollen piecer [1891]
  4. Mary E. [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  worsted drawing frame [1901]
  5. Joe [1880-2nd January 1947] who was an iron moulder  (engine maker) 
  6. Martha [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  7. John [b 1887] who was a warehouse boy (worsted mill)   [1901], a foreman iron turner [1911]
  8. Tom [b 1890] who was an iron turner [1911]

They lived at

  • Bethel Terrace, Norland [1891]
  • 19 Peel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

John died 3rd April 1924 (aged 69)  & was buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland with the children ().

Emily died Q2 1924 (aged 69) 

Lum, JosephRef L1698
[1824-1857] Son of John Lum.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha [1850-1859]

Joseph was killed [23rd November 1857] when a steam engine boiler burst at Lower Aspley, near Huddersfield

He was buried at Rishworth Independent Church. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 902] at Parrock Nook in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Lum, MarthaRef L768
[1591-16??] Daughter of William Lum.

She married Edmund Wood.

The family emigrated to America.

He died before 7th July 1663

Lum, MatthewRef L764
[1555-1631] Of Sowerby.

Son of John Lum

On 5th July 1579, he married (1) Grace Lange [1548-1597] from Elland.

On 12th November 1597, he married (2) Elizabeth Furth [bapt 1572] from Elland

Lum, MatthewRef L767
[1583-1618] Of Halifax.

Son of William Lum.

Baptised 27th September 1583.

In 1614, he married Jenet [1593-16??].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Abraham [bapt 1617]

He died 1618

Lum, SamRef L541
[1875-1937] Born in Halifax.

He was an iron foundryman [1900] / landlord of the Church Stile, Sowerby [1910-1915] / landlord of the Star, Elland [1915-1937].

On 14th October 1900, he married Lily Bottomley [1876-19??] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Lily was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Irvin [1902-1929]
  2. Elsie [1908-2002] who married [1933] Harold Bastide

Sam died at the Star Inn [11th February 1937].

Lily took over at the Star Inn [1937-1938]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Lum, TimothyRef L504
[1621-16??] Aka Lumme.

Son of John Lum.

Baptised 1621.

In 1662, he sold Westercroft Farm, Northowram to Thomas Priestley.

See Jane Boyle

Lum, WilliamRef L763
[1552-1592] Of Sowerby.

Son of John Lum.

Baptised 18th December 1552.

On 7th November 1580, he married Agnes Barstow.

Children:

  1. Abraham [bapt 1581]
  2. Matthew
  3. (possibly) Grace [bapt 1585]
  4. John
  5. William [1589-1615]
  6. Martha

He died November 1592

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

LumbRef L108
Area of Calderdale near Wainstalls.

The name is derived from the element lumb.

See Lumb Mill, Wainstalls

Lumb ...Ref L61
The entries for people & families with the surname Lumb are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Lumb & BarrittRef L557
Cotton flock merchants at West Vale.

Partners included Samuel Lumb and John Barritt.

The partnership was dissolved in May 1873

Lumb & HodgsonRef L1030
Hebden Bridge bakers and confectioners. Established by sisters Mrs Amy Lumb and Mrs Alice Hodgson

Lumb & PohlmannRef L1027
The partnership – James Alfred Lumb and W. H. L. Pohlmann – pianoforte manufacturers of Halifax was dissolved in 1905.

See Pohlmann & Son

Lumb & TownendRef L573
Cotton flock merchants at West Vale.

Partners included S. Lumb and B. Townend.

The partnership was dissolved in August 1874

Lumb & WalkerRef L1430
Botanic brewers at Stainland.

Partners included Job Lumb and Mr Walker.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ian Lister

Lumb's: Arthur Lumb & SonRef L1669
Oil makers and merchants. They were at the Atlas Oil Works, Halifax [1920s]

Lumb Bank House, HeptonstallRef L256
18th century house. Was the home of Ted Hughes and now part of the Arvon Foundation

Lumb Beck, SowerbyRef L603
Marked the boundary of Sowerby township

Lumb Bridge, Pecket WellRef L369
Early 18th century packhorse bridge over Crimsworth Dean Beck near Lumb Hole Falls.

There are cast-iron rod hand-rails.

The bridge is on the