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MacArthur, JohnRef M1123
[18??-18??] He was in business as a bookseller, newsagent and circulating library at 25 Gaol Lane [1845]

Macarthy, WilliamRef M785
[18??-18??] He married Jane de Levante


Jane was the daughter of William de Levante [later Deville]. Jane had a sister, Emily Deville who married Mr Clifton
 

In 1851, the couple established a theatre at the Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden. Jane appeared in productions at the theatre

Macaulay, Dr Abraham FirthRef M132
[1775-1823] Son of Thomas Macaulay.

Born 23rd September 1775.

Baptised at Scalby near Scarborough [1st October 1775].

Many of the family were surgeons.

He lived at Slead Hall, Brighouse. He was a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse.

He married Mary Ann Redfearn

Children:

  1. George Gibson
  2. Francis Edwin
  3. Arthur Frederick
  4. son
  5. Charles Harold

Macaulay, Dr Arthur FrederickRef M851
[1818-1855] Youngest son of Abraham Firth Macaulay.

He was a staff surgeon in the Turkish contingent. On 7th September 1855, he died of dysentery at Buyukdere

Macaulay, AulayRef M676
[1867-1920] Son of Francis Edwin Macaulay.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a solicitor [1891].

He lived at 23 Savile Road, Halifax [1920].

He died at Slead House, Harrogate

Macaulay, Dr Charles HaroldRef M1126
[1809-1869] Son of Abraham Firth Macaulay.

He was a physician and surgeon at Park Street, Brighouse.

He succeeded to the practice of the Fryer family.

He was Medical Officer for Rastrick [1845].

He lived at Rastrick [1845, 1851].

On 14th August 1849, he married Ann Atheston at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Madelaine [b 1851]
  2. Laura Ann

The family lived at Woodhouse, Rastrick

Macaulay, Donald Alfred R.Ref M656
[1902-1982] Born in Halifax [25 Jun 1902].

In 1932, he married Frances Mary Cleeves, in Marylebone, London.

Children:

  1. Edward K [b 1933]
  2. Ian H [b 1936]

The family lived at Aulay House, Luddendenfoot.

He died in Staincliffe, Lancashire

Macaulay, Dr Donald JosephRef M1102
[1862-1921] Physician and surgeon at Halifax [1895].

He had a surgery at Queens Road and lived at Ben-Becula, Hopwood Lane / Vincent Street [1905]

In [Q1] 1901, he married Edith Kingston, daughter of Alfred Ramsden, in Halifax.

He died in Halifax [8th March 1921].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £24,738 6/4d

Macaulay, Francis EdwinRef M448
[1809-1862] Son of Abraham Firth Macaulay.

Attorney. He and his brother George Gibson Macaulay practised in Halifax in the 1830s. They were at Broad Street [1834] and 7 Wade Street [1837]

He was a partner in Stocks & Macaulay [1845]. He was one of a number of attorneys who were

commissioned for taking acknowledgements of deeds executed by married women

He was at 14 Ward's End, Halifax [1845] and The Square, Halifax [1850]

In 1839, he married Sarah, daughter of Charles Gleadhall, in Pontefract.

Children:

  1. Francis
  2. Charles [b 1842]
  3. Anne [b 1844]
  4. Archibald [b 1846]
  5. Elizabeth G [b 1847]

The family lived at

Macaulay, Dr Francis EdwinRef M1211
[1840-1890] Or Edwin.

Son of Francis Edwin Macaulay.

Born in Halifax.

He was a student of medicine, lodging in St Pancras, London [1861] / a surgeon & apothecary, landowner, URCS England & SA London [1871] / a surgeon [1874] / a general medical practitioner, FRCS Emp, LSO Lond [1881].

In 1865, he married Agnes Mary Jane Fawthrop [1843-1???] from Queensbury, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Aulay
  2. Philip [b 1873] who was a medical student [1891]
  3. Edwin
  4. Maud [b 1879]

The family lived at

In 1871, his wife and son Aulay were living with her parents, grandmother and sister in Southport

Macaulay, George GibsonRef M446
[1808-18??] Attorney.

Son of Abraham Firth Macaulay.

He and his brother Francis Edwin Macaulay practised in Halifax in the 1830s. They were at Broad Street [1834].

He never married.

Macaulay, George GibsonRef M1250
[1897-1940] Born in Thirsk. Cricketer. He played for Todmorden [1938]

Macaulay, Laura AnnRef M1369
[1851-1946] Daughter of Charles Harold Macaulay.

In 1872, she married Farquhar Forbes-Robertson

They lived at Slead Hall, Brighouse. In the 1890s, she made alterations to the house.

She had several bore-holes dug to search for stone beds on the estate. These were leased to the Camm Brothers and John Farrar & Sons.

She sold the property to Albert Clifford Robinson

She died in Cheltenham [14th December 1946].

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £23,096 15/6d

Macaulay, Peter T.Ref M1366
[1851-1917] Middle name: Tarbert or Tarbet.

Born in Ayrshire, Scotland.

He was a member of Halifax Mechanics' Institute and

was much in the library-room

In April 1865, he was charged with stealing several volumes from the library.

He died in Bradford

Macaulay, ThomasRef M303
[17??-1???] Of Huddersfield.

In 1773, he married Ann Firth.


Ann was the daughter of
Abraham Firth
 

Children:

  1. Anne who married Richard Johnson Daventry Ashworth
  2. Abraham Firth

This brought Slead Hall into the Macaulay family

Macauley, EdwinRef M1639
[1878-1960] Of Savile Place.

Son of Francis Edwin Macauley.

He was a surgeon [1906].

On 4th December 1906, he married Beatrice Whitaker at St James's Church, Halifax.


Beatrice was the daughter of Joseph Whitaker
 

The family lived at Cheltenham [1920]

Macdonald, Rev ColinRef M279
[19??-] Vicar at St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal [2013]

Macdonald, Rev DonaldRef M576
[18??-19??] Minister of Square Congregational Church, Halifax [1907]

MacDonald, J. RamsayRef M1527
[1866-1937] MP.

Chairman of the Independent Labour Party.

On 6th February 1909, he addressed a meeting at Todmorden Town Hall

Macdonald, JamesRef M8500
[18??-19??] Methodist Minister in Todmorden [1820]

Macdonalds Limited (Manchester)Ref M1116
Teeth specialists at 14 Southgate, Halifax [1905]

MacDougall, Henry HaleRef M348
[1852-1924]

In 1905, he married Constance Ellen Rawson.

In 1905, he assumed the name Rawson by Royal Licence, becoming Henry Hale MacDougall-Rawson.

He died at Mill House, Sowerby.

He & his wife were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Henry Hale MacDougall [16th July 1924]; Constance Ellen [18th February 1925]

Mace, Rev Alban BodleyRef M47
[1886-1916] BA.

His surname is also recorded as Bodley-Mace.

Born in Havercroft, Yorkshire.

He trained at Wells before becoming Deacon at Lightcliffe [1910], Curate at the Parish Church of St James, Brighouse [1915], and Chaplain to the Forces [1915].

In 1911, he was a boarder with Miss Mary Waring [aged 56] at Crow Nest Cottages, Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he served with the Allied Expeditionary Force and was killed in action during the Salonika campaign [3rd October 1916].

He was buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref II H 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

A memorial window was installed for him on the north wall of the Parish Church of St James, Brighouse

MacGregor, J. W.Ref M287
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

MacGregor, ThomasRef M1263
[1917-1945] He was educated at Sunnyside School / employed by F. Smith & Company / a Territorial.

He lived at 20 Mayfield Terrace, Halifax.

During World War II, he was called-up, and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died of wounds [22nd April 1945] (aged 28).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 27 B 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Machen, Joseph HenryRef M1168
[1894-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was caretaker at Holy Trinity School.

In [Q2] 1920, he married Althea Alice Alexander [1892-1950] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Kenneth Alexander

The family lived at Halifax [1916].

Althea Alice died in Halifax [Q2 1950].

In [Q1] 1954, a Joseph Henry Machen married Lucy Saunders in Lichfield

Machen, Kenneth AlexanderRef M1166
[1921-1944] Son of Joseph Henry Machen

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of Holy Trinity Church, Choir & Scouts.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He served in Italy and was invalided home.

He died in Shelf Sanatorium [1st November 1944] (aged 23).

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Machill, JosephRef M1332
[18??-18??] Of Rastrick.

In March 1837, he qualified at the Apothecaries' Hall

Machin, RobertRef M605
[1893-1916] Son of Mrs Hannah Machin of 50 Commercial Street, Todmorden.

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

He died 30th November 1916 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 7C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Machine Tool MakersRef M1456

Machpelah Bar, Hebden BridgeRef M426
Toll gate built in 18??

Machpelah, Hebden BridgeRef M1
A block of weavers' cottages – Numbers 2 to 16 – and a fustian warehouse.

The property was built by Richard Fawcett as workrooms and accommodation for fustian cutters.

The workroom in the gable end has two rows of 14 and 15 weavers' windows to allow light on the workers.

Machpelah Yard stands behind the block.

In 1803, Dr John Fawcett bought the land on which it was built and gave it the name Machpelah – the name of the cave which was used as a burial place by Abraham in Genesis – as it was to be Fawcett's burial place.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Machpelah House stands next door

See Machpelah Mill, Hebden Bridge

Machpelah House, Hebden BridgeRef M2
House dated 1842. The name is from the Hebrew name Machpelah which was given to the adjacent land where the Machpelah Works were built

Owners and tenants have included

Macilwaine, CharlesRef M467
[1853-1???] Born in Leeds.

He was a coal miner [1881].

In [Q2] 1875, he married Jane Shepherd [1856-1???] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1876]
  2. Laura [b 1878]
  3. Shepherd [b 1880]

The family lived at Clifton Road, Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were niece Ellen Shepherd [aged 7] and boarder John Ellis [aged 15] (apprentice to coal miner) 

Macilwaine, CharlieRef M611
[18??-1???] Aka Cheerful Charlie. He was the pinder and bellman for Clifton

MacIntyre, JamesRef M1227
[18??-1916]

He married T. W.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 23rd July 1916.

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France [Grave Ref XXVI M 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

His widow subsequently married Mr Newall.

They lived at 356 Burnley Road, Todmorden

Mack, AlexanderRef M1121
[1877-1964] Born in Barnsley.

Headmaster of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [15th April 1901-31st December 1908].

He died in Bridlington

Mack, Rev E. IdeRef M528
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1901-1911]. He started a Scout troop for Brighouse boys. In 1910, he wrote of history of St Martin's Church, Brighouse entitled Brighouse Church History [1830-1909]

Mack, Rev H. B.Ref M718
[18??-19??] Vicar of St John the Evangelist, West Vale. In 1925, he was appointed rector of Willey with Barrow

Mackay, Rev ArchibaldRef M184
[19??-19??] He was rector at Rylstone, near Skipton. before becoming Fourth Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1937-1947]. In 1947, he moved on to Banstead, Winchester

Mackay, Rev DavidRef M5500
[19??-] Minister at Blackley Particular Baptist Church [1997-2000]

MacKay, Dr Roderick JohnRef M1119
[1866-1945] MB, CM.

Born in Lewis, Ross-shire, Scotland [3rd October 1866].

Physician and surgeon. He qualified in Glasgow [1893]

He was Medical Officer St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax [1925].

In [Q1] 1900, he married Ethel Mary Hoyle [1878-1957] in Halifax.


Ethel was born in Elland [2nd December 1878]
 

Children:

  1. Donald George Somerled [b 1902] who was a physician & surgeon [1957]
  2. Elaine Macdonald [b 3rd April 1904] who married [Halifax Q4 1930] Lawrence Walker & had a son James [b 25th January 1932]
  3. Roderick John Norman [1909-5th December 1952]
  4. Sarah Gladys Mary [b 23rd March 1912]

The family lived at

  • Glen House, Stornaway [1895]
  • Burleigh House, Elland [1900]
  • 142 Spencer Place, Potternewton, Leeds [1901]
  • 274 Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1911, 1939]
  • Hill Crest, Stafford Road, Halifax [1905-1940]
  • 25 Westby Road, Lytham St Anne's [1942, 1945, 1957]

Living with them [in 1901] was his sister Mary E B Mackay [b  1878].

Roderick John died 29th March 1945 (aged 78).

Ethel Mary died 18th May 1957 (aged 78) 

MackaysRef M1360
Retail clothing which opened in the former Brighouse Co-operative Stores, King Street in 19??.

In 200?, it was rebranded as M&Co

MacKean, Rev J. F.Ref M1516
[19??-19??] He was Vicar of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot. In 1949, he was appointed to Weare in the Bristol Diocese

Mackenzie, Christopher RawsonRef M703
[18??-19??] Son of Colonel F. F. Mackenzie.

In 1919?, he married Helen Lucy Oakes from Exeter

Mackenzie, Colonel Frederick F.Ref M704
[1849-1934] His mother was the daughter of the Hon. H. Legge.

He was Commandant – commanding the 5th Lancashire Fusiliers - in the South African War.

He was Chairman of Broadmoor and on the council of Holloway Sanatorium.

He married Ella, youngest daughter of Christopher Rawson.

Children:

  1. Christopher Rawson

He died in Steyning, Sussex [Q3 1834] (aged 85) 

Mackenzie, Henry AlanRef M897
[18??-19??] Paper manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at Rockville, Stainland [1905]

Mackenzie, Rev J. G.Ref M667
[18??-19??] MA, BD.

Minister at Holywell Green Congregational Church. He left in 1917 and moved to Wolverhampton

Mackenzie, WallaceRef M767
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in June 1929

Mackerell, JacobRef M239
[1701-1780] (Possibly) son of Joseph Mackrel.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [8th March 1703].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joe [bapt 23rd December 1743]
  2. Sally [bapt 23rd March 1745]
  3. Hannah [bapt 11th June 1753]

He died 20th February 1780 (aged 79).

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 139] [23rd February 1780]

Mackereth OpticiansRef M1108
Opticians established around 1910 by W. Richardson & Son at North Parade, Halifax.

In the 1930s, Willie Wadsworth bought the practice and moved to Regent Street, Halifax.

In 1949, George Gutsell bought the practice.

In 1961, Alan Mackereth joined the practice and became a partner in 1965.

In 1975, they acquired the practice of Mr Leach of Queens Road and merged this with the Regent Street practice.

In 1976, George Gutsell retired.

In 1997, they merged with Whitaker's Opticians

Mackey, James HenryRef M1440
[18??-19??] He was sentenced for [unknown offences].

In November 1909, whilst under police escort from Halifax to Wakefield Jail, the party were changing trains at Brighouse Station when Mackey slipped from his handcuffs and escaped.

He was recaptured some weeks later and served his sentence at Wakefield

Mackie & CompanyRef M1117
Halifax printers.

They were at 23 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1927].

Partners included John C. Mackie

Mackie, HenryRef M959
[1856-1???] Son of Peter Mackie, labourer.

Born in County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a labourer of Halifax [1880] / a stone mason's labourer [1881, 1891] / a mason's labourer [1901].

In 1880, he married Bridget [1858-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Bridget, of Northowram, was the daughter of Anthony Callaghan, labourer, and widow of Mr Lawless
 

Children:

  1. Peter [b 1882]
  2. John [b 1884] who was a mason's labourer [1901]
  3. Thomas [b 1885] who was a carpet printer [1901]
  4. James H [b 1887]
  5. Robert [b 1889]
  6. Leonard Mackie
  7. Leonard [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 9 Range Lane, Northowram [1881]
  • 4 Hatters Fold, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Bridget died in Halifax [Q1 1894] (aged 36)  In 1901, the widowed Henry (labourer) was a boarder at a lodging house run by Thomas Flanagan at Chapel Fold, Halifax

Mackie, J.Ref M1471
[1???-1???] Tailor and draper. Recorded in 1881 at 9 Horton Street, Halifax

Mackie, John C.Ref M1118
[18??-19??] Partner in Mackie & Company.

He lived at 10 Stafford Parade, Skircoat [1905]

Mackie, LeonardRef M867
[1893-1917] Son of Henry Mackie.

Born in Halifax.

He was a lodger at a lodging house run by John Mead at 21 King Street, Halifax [1911] / employed by fish merchant J. H. Jagger in Halifax Market / a reservist having joined the Army when a youth.

In 1915, he married Hilda Evans in Halifax.

They lived at 23 King Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Gunner with the 46th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [10th July 1917] (aged 24).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st July 1917].

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II D 2].

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

Mackintosh, Eric DonaldRef M713
[1906-1978] CBE, JP, DL.

Third son of John Mackintosh.

He was Educated at Halifax New School, and Manchester University. He joined the family business – John Mackintosh & Sons Limited – in 1925. He became Managing Director [1929] and Chairman [1965]. He was Chairman of A. J. Caley & Son [1935]. He became Joint Deputy Chairman of Rowntree Mackintosh Limited [1969].

During World War II, he was Director of the Cocoa, Chocolate & Confectionery division of the Ministry of Food.

He was Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Norfolk.

In 1928, he married Gwendolyn France.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter

He lived at Acre Mead, Halifax.

He was found dead outside a block of flats in Mayfair, London

Mackintosh, Harold VincentRef M5
[1891-1964] The Rt. Hon, Lord Mackintosh of Halifax, First Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax.

Eldest son of John Mackintosh

Mackintosh, I.Ref M754
[19??-19??] Director of Rowntree-Mackintosh of York [1977]

Mackintosh, James EdwardRef M1591
[1870-19??] Son of Joseph Mackintosh.

Born in Halifax.

He was a Methodist New Connexion minister in Dewsbury [1901] / a United Methodist Minister in Ashton-under-Lyme [1911] / later in Derby.

In 1895, he married Grace Ellen Costello [1869-1929] from London, at St Saviour, Southwark.

Children:

  1. Jessie [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • Dewsbury [1901]
  • Ashton-under-Lyme [1911]

Mackintosh, James WilliamRef M868
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mackintosh, JohnRef M870
[1833-1897] Born in Hyde, Cheshire.

He was a Manager with Bowman Brothers.

He and his son, William, established the business which became William Mackintosh & Company.

In [Q3] 1855, he married Sarah Bates [1865-1869] in Ashton under Lyne.

Children:

  1. Alice Ann [b 1856]
  2. William
  3. George Harry [1865-1869] who died aged 4 years & 3 months
  4. Sarah Maria [b 1870]
  5. Ethel Helena [b 1873]

John died 9th November 1897 (aged 64).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,270 11/10d.

Sarah died 2nd February 1902 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1256] along with Sarah's sister Alice Bates

Mackintosh, JohnRef M6
[1868-1920] The Toffee King.

He was originally a silk worker and then went to work in a cotton mill.

In 1890, he left the cotton mill and went into partnership with his wife Violet to open a pastry cook's shop in King Cross Street. They went on to found the Mackintosh family's world-famous confectionery business

Mackintosh, JohnRef M714
[1921-1980] OBE, BEM.

Son of Harold Vincent Mackintosh.

Born 7th October 1921.

He was educated at Bedales School and Trinity College USA.

He served in the RAOC [1941-1947].

In 1964, he succeeded his father to become 2nd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax.

He was a Director of the family business – John Mackintosh & Sons Limited – for 26 years.

On 6th December 1946, he married (1) Bronda Fibiger.


Bronda was the daughter of Louis John Fibiger of South Shields
 

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter

The marriage was dissolved in 1956.

On 30th August 1956, he married (2) Gwynneth Charlesworth [19??-2007].


Gwynneth was the daughter of Charles Henry Gledhill of Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John Clive
  2. son

He lived at Barford, Norwich

He died 2nd November 1980

Mackintosh, John CliveRef M1723
[1958-1???] Son of Harold Vincent Mackintosh by his second wife.

Born 9th September 1958.

In 1980, he succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax.

On 10th June 1982, he married (1) Elizabeth Lakin.

Children:

  1. Thomas Harold George [b 1985]
  2. George John Frank [b 1988]

The couple divorced in 1994.

On 12th June 1995, he married (2) Claire Jane.


Claire Jane was the daughter of Stanislaw Nowak, and former wife of Charles Wishart
 

Children:

  1. Violet Krystyna Jane [b 2000]

Mackintosh, John Douglas VictorRef M715
[1897-1981] Second son of John Mackintosh.

In 1919, he married Marjorie Evelyn King.


Marjorie Evelyn was the daughter of Thomas King
 

Children:

  1. Douglas Graham [1924-1925] who died aged 13 months
  2. Gordon
  3. Peter
  4. Martin

The family lived at The Grange, Halifax.

Douglas Graham was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell with his grandparents

Mackintosh's: John Mackintosh & Sons LimitedRef M1026
Confectionery company founded in Halifax in 1890 by John Mackintosh and his wife, Violet.

See Charles Bancroft, John William Greenwood, John Mackintosh & Sons Limited Memorial, Law Quarry, Southowram, Longley Farm, Norland and Herbert Webster

Mackintosh, JosephRef M222
[1840-1891] Born in Hyde, Cheshire. His father, William H. Mackintosh [1808-1???], whose forebears came from Inverness, had settled in Ashton-under-Lyme.

He was a a cotton worker in Ashton-under-Lyme [1861] and a cotton spinner overlooker in Halifax [1871]

In 1865, he married Mary Jane Burgess.


Mary Jane was the daughter of
Henry Burgess
 

Children:

  1. Robert who died in infancy
  2. John
  3. James Edward
  4. Ada [b 1876]
  5. Florence [b 1878]
  6. Harriet [b 1880]
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

In November 1868, the family moved to Halifax where Joseph became a foreman at Bowman Brothers, where his brother John was a manager.

The family became members at Salem New Connexion Chapel.

Around 1891, When the family business moved to the Hanson Lane / Queens Road area, the family moved to the daughter church, St Andrew's Methodist Chapel, Queens Road.

Mary Jane was a teacher at Queens Road Methodist New Connexion Sunday School.

The family lived at

  • Woodfield House, Halifax [1868]
  • Old Lane, Northowram [1871]
  • 21 Rose Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 131 Queens Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 29 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1901]

In 1911, the widowed Mary Jane and daughter Florence were living with her sister Miriam Sellers

Mackintosh, Dr M. A.Ref M27
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Mackintosh Memorial HomesRef M143
Albert Promenade. 12 cottages, a matron's cottage, and an assembly hall built by Harold Vincent Mackintosh and the Mackintosh family. The building was designed by W. B. Walton, of Blackpool. The homes were for married couples aged over 60, and ex-employees of Mackintosh, and members of the congregation of Queens Road United Methodist Church, who had a joint income of between £1 and £2 per week. The homes were opened by J. H. Whitley on 1st January 1925.

The Mackintosh Homes for pensioners opened in 1968.

People recorded at the Homes include

Mackintosh, WilliamRef M871
[1861-1891] Son of John Mackintosh.

Born in Ashton.

He and his father established William Mackintosh & Company.

He died 3rd October 1891 (aged 30).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1256]

Mackintosh's: William Mackintosh & CompanyRef M977
Manufacturers of worsted coatings, serges and vicuña. Established in 1887 by John Mackintosh and his son William. In 1895, they employed around 50 workers. In 1905, they were at Craven Edge Mills, Halifax

Mackley, Cecil OwenRef M390
[1903-1961] Son of William Owen Mackley.

Born in Ipswich.

He was educated at St John's College Oxford, and taught at Kingswood School, Bath before becoming Deputy Headmaster at Heath Grammar School [1950s].

He was a Methodist Preacher.

He lived at

  • 44 Abbey Walk South, Halifax [1936]
  • Bright View, Manor Heath Road, Halifax [1961]

Mackley, William OwenRef M1722
[1873-19??] Born in London.

In 1900, he married Jane Field [1876-19??] in Greenwich.

Children:

  1. Reginald Joseph William [b 1902]
  2. Cecil Owen
  3. Dorothy Emma [b 1910]

The family lived at The Relief Station, Shearbridge Road, Bradford [1911]

Mackrell & ExleyRef M1143
Engineers, millwrights and ironfounders at Union Foundry, Elland [1874]

Mackrell, CliffordRef M661
[1898-1917] Son of Samuel Mackrell.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet loom creeler [1911] / employed by Woodall Nicholson & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Ypres [16th October 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [24th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Mackrell, EliRef M25
[1849-1909] Son of Eli Mackrell, spinner.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a moulder of Skircoat [1872] / an iron moulder [1881, 1891] / a pig iron moulder [1901].

In 1872, he married (1) Grace Hardy [1846-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Skircoat, was born in Norland, the daughter of Joseph Hardy, corn miller
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1875] who was an iron tool maker [1891]
  2. Adelaide [1876-1882]
  3. Shaw
  4. Arthur [b 1885] who was an apprentice mechanic [1901]

Grace died Q1 1895 (aged 49).

In [Q3] 1895, he married (2) Mary Hannah Dyson [1852-19??].


Mary Hannah was born in Rishworth
 

The family lived at

  • Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 14 Sutcliffe Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 14 Back Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

An Eli Mackrell died in Halifax [Q3 1909] (aged 61) 

Mackrell, HerbertRef M652
[1880-1943] Son of James Mackrell.

Born in Elland.

He was an engineer.

In [Q1] 1909, he married Sarah Kitchen in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of Cooper Kitchen
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Mayfield, Elland [1911]
  • Lane End, Elland

Herbert died 31st March 1943 (aged 63).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £22,390 8/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah and Alan Lumb.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery

Mackrell's: J. Mackrell & CompanyRef M967
Engineers and iron founders at Union Foundry, Elland [1905].

See James Mackrell

Mackrell, JamesRef M603
[1835-1907] Born 21st April 1835.

He was an engineer and iron founder / Chairman of Elland Council.

On 2nd March 1861, he married Delia Magson at Halifax Parish Church.


Delia was born in Sowerby Bridge [3rd August 1837], the daughter of
Henry Magson
 

Children:

  1. Lewis
  2. Hannah [1863-1928] who married Samuel Lumb
  3. Elizabeth Ellen [1866-1902]
  4. Louisa [1868-1873]
  5. Herbert

The family lived at Fern Place, Elland [1905, 1907].

James died 1st October 1907.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £28,634 15/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Delia, sons Lewis & Herbert Mackrell, and Samuel Magson.

Delia died 5th May 1925.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery.

See Elland Town Hall and J. Mackrell & Company

Mackrell, JosephRef M398
[18??-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily Shaw who married Harry Farrar

Mackrell, LewisRef M602
[1861-1934] Son of James Mackrell.

Born 13th May 1861.

In 1909, he presented the clock to Elland Town Hall.

He lived at Lane End, Elland.

He died 14th September 1934 Probate records show that he left effects valued at £37,278 3/5d.

Probate was granted to brother Herbert, John Wilson (chartered accountant), and Alan Lumb

Mackrell, SamuelRef M660
[1871-1950] Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet loom overlooker [1893] / a carpet weaver overlooker [1901].

Later, the family had a drapery business at 5-7 Ovenden Road, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1893, he married Edna Robinson [1874-1935] in Halifax.


Edna was born in Lower Broughton
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1896] who was a blouse machinist [1911]
  2. Clifford
  3. Wilfred [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 24 North Castle Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Buxton Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 5-7 Ovenden Road, Halifax [1917]

Mackrell, ShawRef M309
[1879-1959] MM.

Son of Eli Mackrell.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a woollen reeler [1891] / a Prudential Assurance agent [1901] / an assurance agent of 11 Exeter Street, Sowerby Bridge [1903] / a caretaker at Wesleyan Church in Elland [1911] / a caretaker at the West Yorkshire Bank in Elland / a caretaker at the Octave Club, Elland / a member of Elland Liberal Club / a member of Elland Ambulance Association.

In [Q1] 1903, he married Eliza Ann Waddington at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel, Sowerby Bridge.


Eliza Ann, of 17 Clay Street, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Luddenden, the daughter of Fred Waddington, woollen spinner
 

Children:

  1. Eric [b 1909]

They lived at

  • Chapel House, Eastgate, Elland [1911]
  • 2 Timber Street, Elland [1918]

Living with them [in 1911] was unmarried aunt Betty Greenwood [b Luddenden 1843].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He left for France later in 1916.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for devoted courage as stretcher-bearer during the whole of operations between 25th & 31st August 1918. All other company stretcher-bearers were killed or wounded, but he attended to the company casualties single-handedly under the heaviest fire, showing a fine example of courage and devotion to duty and saving several lives
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [19th October 1918].

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel, Sowerby Bridge, and at other places of which he was a member.

He died in Calder District [Q4 1959] (aged 81) 

Mackriel, SamRef M589
[1887-1918] Born in Todmorden.

On 14th July 1907, he married Emily Miles [1886-1970] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone Children:

  1. John [1907-1989]
  2. Elizabeth [1909-2003]
  3. Will [1912-1993]

They lived at 20 Pitt Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted [1st June 1915], and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was medically discharged with Pulmonary TB [21st June 1916]; A severe bout of pneumonia [1911] had contributed to the TB.

He died in Todmorden in 1918.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Mackrill, JohnRef M1481
[18??-18??] Card maker at Mount Street, Halifax [1850]

Mackrill, LewisRef M5310
[1818-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was innkeeper at the King's Head, Halifax [1861] / (possibly) landlord of the Lord Nelson, Halifax [1864, 1871, 1874].

He married Elizabeth [1819-1???].

Children:

  1. James [b 1840] who was a woolsorter [1861]
  2. Samuel [b 1848] who was a plumber [1861]
  3. Sarah [b 1850] who married William Gledhill

Living with them at the King's Head [in 1861] were boarders Japheth Allen [aged 36] (mason), Robert Sherburn [aged 25] (mason) and George Turner [aged 59] (mason's labourer) 

Mackrill, Percy AlbertRef M877
[1893-19??] Born in Wynberg South Africa [19th October 1893].

A footballer with Halifax Town.

He was innkeeper at the Old Red Ginn, Bowling Old Road, Bradford [1929-1931] / landlord of the Globe, Halifax [1931-1949].

In 1913, he married Constance Franklin [1894-1965] in Bradford.


Constance was born in Rotherham
 

He died in the Globe [21st April 1949].

Constance died in Halifax in 1965

Mackrill, SamuelRef M399
[1843-1914] He was landlord of the Old Bridge, Ripponden [1881] / landlord of the White Hart, Halifax [1887].

He died whilst visiting his grandson in Manchester [16th February 1914] (aged 71) 

Mackworth, FrancisRef M1226
[16??-16??] Of Normanton, Rutland.

He was a Royalist commander during the Civil War and was Major General to the Earl of Newcastle. In 1642, he went to Holland to recruit men for the Royalist cause.

After the Siege of Bradford, he was ordered to occupy Halifax with a part of the Royalist army from Bradford.

In 1643, he was in charge of the forces which attacked Heptonstall.

Sergeant-Major General Sir Francis Mackworth was in command of the forces which occupied Halifax township until 28th January 1644 when they marched out of the district, ending local involvement in the Civil War.

See The Hollins, Warley and Capture Of Wakefield

Maclean, Ian A. D.Ref M647
[19??-19??] Only son of A. H. H. Maclean of London.

He lived at Ashday Hall, Southowram and The Gables, Halifax. He was Vice-President of the Halifax Building Society [1957] / President [1961-1973] / Chairman [1973-1974]

In 1937, he married Diana Futvoye from Matlock.

Children: twin sons

Maclean, John FutvoyeRef M650
[19??-19??] Younger twin son of Ian A. D. Maclean.

In 1976?, he married Susan Rebecca Banks from Worcestershire

Maclean, Lowry DruceRef M649
[19??-19??] Elder twin son of I. A. D. Maclean.

In 1967, he married Frances Anne Crawford of North Carolina in Charlottesville, Virginia

Maclean, SibellaRef M91
[17??-1830] In February 1820, Anne Lister met Sibella at York and they became devoted friends.

She was described in the journals as


a Scottish woman of noble descent
 

The ladies visited London on several occasions

Maclise, DanielRef M1776
[1806-1870] RA.

Son of a Scottish leatherworker.

Born in Cork, Ireland.

Edward Middleton Barry brought Maclise in to oversee the execution of the carvings on Halifax Town Hall – notably that of Asia – which John Thomas died before completing.

He painted one of three scenes – representing episodes from the life of King Alfred – which Sir Savile Brinton Crossley offered to Halifax Corporation to commemorate the coronation of George V [1911]. The other 2 paintings were by John Calcott Horsley [1817-1903].

Maclise also painted a 10 ft by 7 ft depiction of Chivalry of the time of Henry VIII. This was also loaned by Sir Savile Brinton Crossley in 1911. Its present whereabouts are unknown.

He painted murals for the English Houses of Lords

MacManus, ArthurRef M1258
[1889-1927] Scottish trade unionist and politician. He stood unsuccessfully as the Socialist Labour Party candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1918]

Macmillan, Dr Janet MairRef M842
[1896-1944] MB, CHB, DPH (1932).

Born 16th October 1896.

She qualified at St Andrews [1919], and became schools medical inspector & maternity & child welfare officer, Halifax [1925-1942] / resident physician & surgeon at Dundee Infant Hospital [1925] / a medical practitioner [1939].

She lived at

  • Holly Crescent, Ripponden [1925]
  • 33 Akeds Road, Halifax [1930]
  • 10 Crow Wood Park, Halifax [1935]
  • Woodgarth, Skircoat Green Rd, Halifax [1940-1944]

She died in Halifax [21st April 1944] (aged 48) 

Macmillan, Maurice VictorRef M9
[1921-1984] Son of Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister [1957-1963].

He was Conservative MP for Halifax [1955-1964].

Like his father, he was Chairman of the family's Macmillan publishing house.

When he was made a peer in 1984, he chose the courtesy title Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden

MacNab, MrRef M1368
[18??-1???] Recorded in June 1867, when he was Medical Officer for Hipperholme district

MacQuiban, Rev TimRef M1804
[19??-19??] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1987]

MacreteRef M442
The name of a non-skid, concrete, road surface produced by Brookes. The publicity claimed that
No horse slipped, no vehicle skidded, and no gritting was needed

MacRobert, Dr Peter CarmichaelRef M886
[1870-1949] MB, CM.

Born in Scotland.

He qualified at Glasgow [1892], and became House Surgeon Glasgow Maternity Hospital [1895] / House Physician Glasgow Royal Infirmary [1895] / physician and surgeon at Todmorden [1905] / Medical Officer Turnhouse Aerodrome, RAF [1930-1942] / Lieutenant RAMC.

He married Janie K. [1869-19??].


Janie was born in Scotland
 

Children:

  1. Jean M. [b Todmorden 1899]

They lived at

  • Roomfield House, Todmorden [1895]
  • Cross Brook, Todmorden [1900-1905]
  • Runic Cross, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire [1910-1925]
  • Knockalla, Corstorphine, Edinburgh [1930-1935]
  • 126 St John's Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh [1940]
  • 73 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh [1942]

The Yorkshire Quarter Sessions [October 1901] heard


That John Cubbin, on the 4th September 1901, at the Parish of Halifax, did unlawfully, knowingly, and designedly and falsely pretend to Peter Carmichael MacRobert that he was Doctor Cookson, and that his address was 54 Adelaide Street, Liverpool, and that he was a duly qualified medical practitioner and had been working as a locum tenens for a Doctor at Wakefield, by which said false pretence, he did unlawfully obtain from Peter Carmichael MacRobert, five shillings in money with the intent to defraud.

On 27th September 1901, Cubbin did the same to John Henry Thompson, and pretended to be a Medical Practitioner named Joseph Cookson, carrying on practice as a Doctor at 166 Moor Road, Preston, and obtained five shillings and six pence.

Cubbin was found guilty and sentenced to nine calendar months in prison with hard labour

 

Peter died in Edinburgh [24th August 1949]

Macvie, Dr Andrew JamesonRef M285
[1887-1949] MB, ChB (Edin).

In 1913, he married Sara Gladys Emma Hoyle in Halifax.


Sara Gladys Emma was the daughter of
Dr George Hoyle
 

They had no children.

He took over his father-in-law's practice at Burleigh House, Elland.

He died 17th June 1949 (aged 62).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £30,280 18/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Sara Gladys Emma & Joe Aspinall (company secretary).

Sara Gladys Emma died 4th October 1968 (aged 82).

The couple were buried at Elland Cemetery

MacVine, Dr John WilliamRef M202
[1856-1928] Son of William McVine.

Born in London.

He was a medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

It is thought that he changed his name from McVine to MacVine after disagreement over his father's second marriage to Margaret McVine

Mad RatRef M319
[18??-19??] A well-known character who sold havercake in Brighouse

Madden, DominicRef M225
[1903-1944] Or Dominick.

Son of Kate & John Madden.

He was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church, Sowerby Bridge / a member of Friendly Working Men's Club, Sowerby Bridge / employed by W. Parker, butcher.

In [Q2] 1930, he married Jessie Brearley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Brian [b 1934]
  2. Terry [b 1940]
  3. John [b 1943]

They lived at 7 Kingsley Avenue, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class Royal Navy aboard the minesweeper HMS Hussar.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 28th July 1944 (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 90 1], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Madden, DominickRef M563
[1842-19??] Born in County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a mason's labourer [1891, 1901, 1911].

He married Catherine [1854-19??].


Catherine's birthplace was recorded as Ireland (in th census of 1911), Liverpool (1901) and Sowerby Bridge (1891) 
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1877] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  2. Ellen [b 1878] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a cotton spinner [1911]
  3. Bridget [b 1881]
  4. Catherine [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Ann [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  6. Winifred [b 1889] who was a woollen feeder [1911]
  7. Hanorah [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  8. Jane [b 1892] who was a cotton tenter [1911]
  9. Dominick
  10. Elizabeth Agnes [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 53 Chapel Lane, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 20 Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Old Causeway, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Madden, DominickRef M1176
[1894-1973] DCM.

Son of Dominick Madden.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was landlord of a cotton creeler [1911] / the Friendly Inn, Warley [1944-1951] / the Peacock Inn, Warley [1951-1958].

In [Q4] 1914, he married Rose Mary Doyle [1893-1981] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Catherine Mary [1915-1988] who never married

During World War I, Dominick enlisted when he was 20 years old [1914], and he served as a Sergeant with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [30th October 1918]. The citation reads


He took command of his platoon when the officer and serjeant had been wounded and led them forward under heavy machine gun fire to attack a farm from which the enemy was holding up our advance. He captured the strong point in spite of casualties, and enabled the line to advance. He displayed qualities of a high order of ability and leadership, and his example of courage and coolness under fire inspired the men he was leading.

He captured 12 prisoners and 2 guns in July last

 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [30th November 1918]. He was then at Bisley Musketry School, Surrey.

Dominick died 13th June 1973 (aged 79).

Rose Mary died 13th April 1981 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Madden, MaxRef M263
[1941-] Maxwell Francis Madden. Labour MP for Sowerby [1974-1979]

Maddock, GeorgeRef M405
[1878-1939] Born in Halifax.

He was an architect / partner with J. F. Walsh in Walsh & Maddock / a governor of the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

On 30th April 1919, he married Alice Marion Fox at St Paul's, King Cross.


Alice Marion was the daughter of Charles Edward Fox
 

See Charles Edward Fox

Maddocks, JosephRef M1235
[1695-1769] Of Cold Blow, near Dublin.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Maddocks, Canon Morris ArthurRef M671
[1878-1953] MA.

Born in Canterbury [2nd December 1877].

He was Curate at Christ Church, Pellon [1900], and served at Leeds and Dewsbury before becoming Vicar of Elland [1917-1943].

He was made an Honorary Canon of Wakefield Cathedral [1940].

He was Vicar of Kirkburton [1943-1953]

He retired in October 1953 and died a week later on his way to his retirement in Surrey [17th October 1953].

He was buried at Elland Cemetery

Madeira Electric Lighting Company LimitedRef M1099
Recorded in 1905, when their registered office was at 6 Barum Top, Halifax

Madeley, George WilliamRef M286
[1850-1905] Born in Birmingham.

He was a leather merchant [1879].

On 19th February 1879, he married Susey Maria Tillotson in Halifax.


Susey Maria was the daughter of
Samuel Bold Tillotson
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

William George died in Sparkhill [7th January 1905].

Susey Maria died in Moseley, Birmingham [18th February 1928].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,353 9/2d to his brother-in-law John William Tillotson

Madeley, Rev Mark K.Ref M1372
[19??-] DipHE, BA, AVCM. Vicar of Coley [2000]

Maden & HoyleRef M1046
Cotton spinners and manufacturers formed by Caleb Hoyle and Henry Maden.

In 1869, they bought Derdale Mill, Todmorden. In May 1878, their workers were on strike.

When Maden died, his son carried on the business until March 1895 when Hoyle took over as sole owner.

In 1904, Hoyle bought Hollins Mill, Walsden.

See Caleb Hoyle [1923] Limited and Millwood

Maden, HenryRef M98
[18??-1890] A partner in Maden & Hoyle.

Uncle of Sarah Maden Hodson

Maden, Rev JamesRef M621
[18??-18??] He served at Macclesfield before becoming Minister of Shore Baptist Church, Todmorden [1868]

Maden, ThomasRef M1500
[1865-1908] Born in Water, Rossendale.

He moved to Todmorden [1883]. He studied dentistry in America. He established business as a dentist. He practised at Patmos, Todmorden [1891].

He was Master of the Prudence Lodge [219] of Freemasons.

In 1897, he married Emma Harrison [1869-1939], born in Walsden, in Haslingden, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. twins Clara (known as Claire) [1898-1981] who married Mr Coutanche and had 2 daughters (Joan and Peggy) 
  2. Hannah (known as Annie) [1898-1942]
  3. Tom [1902-1973]

The family lived at Dental Villa, Todmorden [1908].

He died at Dental Villa, Todmorden [27th January 1908].

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [30th January 1908]. After his death, his wife continued business at the same address.

Widow Emma and daughter Clara and Hannah all died in Brighton.

See Alfred Newall

Maden, TomRef M1844
[1902-1973] Son of Thomas Maden.

He was educated at the Royal Masonic School, Bushey [1913-1918].

In 1925, he married (1) Margaret (Peggy) Reddall in Barnet.

Children:

  1. Jean

In 1941, he married (2) Joan Boyer Distin in Devon.

Children:

  1. Sally
  2. Jill
  3. Tom

After settling in Devon he ran his own market garden business. He also worked in advertising, sales and printing.

He had a life-long love of the theatre. During the 1920s & 30s, he appeared in various touring stage and concert productions. He also played viola in the London Palladium concert band supporting acts like the Crazy Gang.

After World War II, he became keenly involved in amateur operatic and dramatics production, also playing leading roles. He was especially proud of the first amateur production of Worm's Eye View written by R. F. Delderfield. He was actively involved in the building of the Salterton Playhouse for the Budleigh Salterton Drama Club where a plaque has been installed in his memory.

During the 1950s & 60s, he was a prominent member of the Exmouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce, and was chairman of both the Exmouth and Honiton Constituency Liberal Associations

Mael, WilliamRef M1298
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Sun Inn, Halifax [1807].

He married Unknown [17??-1807].

His wife died 4th October 1807

Mafek, the ElephantRef M402
About 9:00 am on Sunday morning, 23rd December 1900, the crew from Harry H. Hamilton's Diorama were trying to move Mafek, a baby elephant, into a horse-box at Brighouse Railway Station, for removal to Birmingham. The animal broke loose, and ran into the town.

After half an hour, it was recaptured at Brighouse Fields.

Mafek's trainer was Grovy Grosvenor

MagazinesRef M289

Magee, JamesRef M1815
[1842-1???] Born in Portadown, Ireland.

He was a tailor [1871].

Around 1869, he married Mary Ann [1834-1???].


Mary Ann [née Quinn] was born in Llanidloes, Montgomery, Wales, and widow of Alfred Roberts

She had 3 children by her first marriage:

  1. Elizabeth (Roberts) [b 1855] who was a machinist [1871]
  2. Thomas Edmund (Roberts) [b 1859] who was an office boy [1871]
  3. James (Roberts) [b 1865]
 

Children:

  1. Edward (Magee) [b 1869]

The whole family lived at 8 Cow Green, Halifax [1871]

Magee, PeterRef M1170
[1770-18??] He had 8 wives and 31 children, including William by his 8th wife [b 1806]

Magee, WilliamRef M1169
[185?-1???] 27th son and 31st child of Peter Magee by his 8th wife.

William is mentioned in baptismal records at Pellon Lane when he was baptised on 30th May 1856

Mageen, Thomas J.Ref M1388
[18??-19??]

He married Mary Ann [18??-1???].


 

Children:

  1. Thomas James
  2. William

The family lived at Halifax.

Sons Thomas James & William served and died in World War II

Mageen, Thomas JamesRef M1279
[1918-1940] Son of Thomas J. Mageen.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount.

He lived at 74 Ovenden Way, Halifax. He enlisted [1934].

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 4th Battery 2 A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in the Battle of France [23rd May 1940] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church.

His brother William also died in the War

Mageen, WilliamRef M1385
[1920-1944] Son of Thomas J. Mageen.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He died 15th May 1944 (aged 24).

He was buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 5 K 18].

His brother Thomas James also died in the War

Magennis, James JosephRef M804
[1919-1986] VC.

Born in Belfast.

He was the only native of Northern Ireland to receive the Victoria Cross for service in World War II.

He died in Halifax

Mager, George WilliamRef M827
[1887-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth presser [1911].

In [Q3] 1909, he married Rebecca Stott in Halifax.


Rebecca was the daughter of
Luke Stott
 

Children:

  1. Avery Wynn [b 1910]

In 1911, the family were living at Holywell Green with Rebecca's family

Mager, RobertRef M137
[18??-1???] He was a labourer [1875].

In [Q2] 1841, he married Elizabeth Brighton [1820-1???] in Boston, Lincolnshire.


Elizabeth was born in Walpole St Peter, Norfolk.

She was a shopkeeper [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1847-1904] who was a woollen burler [1871] & married Edwin Shaw
  2. Henry [b 1853] who was a rag sorter [1871]
  3. Abigail [b 1855] who was a woollen burler [1871] & married Edwin Shaw
  4. Charles [b 1859] who was a woollen piecer [1871]
  5. Joseph [b 1862]

The family lived at Broad Carr, Elland [1871]

Magistrates' Office, HalifaxRef M596
Southgate.

Stood on the corner at the junction of Ward's End and Horton Street

a small and incommodious building

MagnaRef M86
The name of non-slip setts produced by Brookes

Magna ViaRef M11
A name given to part of the Wakefield Gate route as it enters Halifax from the east.

In the Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society for 2000, Donald Haigh indicates that this should properly be Alta Via, and attributes the source of the error to a mis-reading by John Lister.

See Dark Lane

Magnier, Alphonse ErnestRef M1212
[1833-1878] MA.

Born in France. He was a British citizen [1861].

He was Professor of Languages at 1 Harrison Road, Halifax [1862, 1874].

An advertisement for the business on 27th January 1862 announced


Monsieur A. Magnier M.A. (University of France) Professor of Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish will resume his Lessons on Monday 29th inst. at No. 1, Harrison Road, Halifax
 

By 1880, A. Poiré had taken over the business.

In 1860, he married Jane Bell [1835-1884] in Halifax.


Jane came from Eccleshall
 

The family lived at 44 Horsefair, Doncaster [1861]

Alphonse died 23rd June 1878 (aged 45).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2008].

Jane died in Halifax [Q4 1884] (aged 49) 

MagnusRef M645
[10??-11??] He probably held lands in Heaton and Hutton.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Orm known as Orm son of Magnus

Magson, AlfredRef M49
[18??-1???]

In [Q3] 1866, he married Mary Emma Hartley in Halifax.


Mary Emma was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Samuel Hartley.

She was a milliner & dressmaker [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Sam Hartley
  2. Ernest
  3. Tom [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • 18 Peel Street, Halifax (with Mary Emma's widowed mother) [1881]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1751]

Magson, ErnestRef M934
[1869-1915] Son of Alfred Magson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a compositor (print) [1901] / a newspaper compositor [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Mary Hannah Dawson [1869-1931] in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Arnold who died 1st December 1891 (aged 15 months) 
  2. Vincent Hartley who died 29th January 1895 (aged 1 year & 8 months) 

The family lived at

  • 3 St Mary Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 28 Emscote Grove, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1911]
  • Hyde Park Gardens, Halifax [1915]

Living with them [in 1901] was Mary Hannah's sister Martha E. Dowson [b 1880] (top dresser).

Ernest died 29th January 1915 (aged 46).

Mary Hannah died 2nd November 1931 (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1736] with Mary Hannah's sister Emily Hey [1884-4th June 1938]

The sons Arnold & Vincent Hartley are also mentioned on their Hartley gt-grandparents grave at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1751]

Magson, ErnestRef M1493
[1898-1918] Son of Ada & John Henry Magson of 145 Lister Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 27th September 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I F 12]

Magson, GeorgeRef M330
[1842-1???] Son of Samuel Magson.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an engine tenter [1863].

On 25th July 1863, he married Ellen Greenwood [1840-1896] in Halifax


Ellen was born in Hebden
 

Children:

  1. Tom [1865-1930] who was a boiler maker & married [1892] Elizabeth Ann Connelly [1864-1903] from Southowram
  2. John Henry
  3. Sam [1869-1872]
  4. Lily Ann [1872-1954] who never married

The children were born in Halifax

Magson, HenryRef M655
[1???-18??]

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. George [b 1829]
  2. James [b 1829]
  3. John [b 1833]
  4. Samuel [b 1836]
  5. Delia [1837-1925] who married James Mackrell

The family lived at Sowerby Street, Sowerby Street [1841]

Magson, HenryRef M1531
[1864-1930] Ladies' and gentlemen's tailor.

He worked for Paul Greenwood & Son before setting up business on his own at 99 Pellon Lane, Halifax.

Recorded in 1912, when the business was described as

Contractors to the Admiralty &c

On 12th January 1884, he married Lucy Shore [18??-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Henry died 15th May 1930

Magson House Farm, LuddendenfootRef M1424
Owners and tenants have included

Magson House, HalifaxRef M451
Southgate. Owners and tenants have included

Magson House, LuddendenfootRef M238
Magson House Road / Naylor Lane. 16th / 17th century house.

There are 2 inscriptions TJCC on the building.

The original house was almost entirely demolished, and a new house built in 1852.

Owners and tenants have included

See Magson surname

Magson, JamesRef M293
[18??-1???] He was a beer retailer at 38 King Cross Street, Halifax [1880]


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

Magson, JamesRef M364
[1845-1922] Son of Samuel Magson.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a carpet weaver [1870].

On 16th April 1870, he married Jane Whitaker [1847-1911] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Jane [1870-1941] who married [1894] George Greenwood [1871-1935] (confectioner) from Halifax
  2. John [b 1875]
  3. Emily [1885-1961] who married [1936] Walter Taylor

The children were born in Halifax.

The couple died in Halifax: Jane [6th December 1911]; James [27th August 1922]

Magson, JohnRef M505
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1751]

Magson, John BroadbentRef M1215
[1847-1916] Son of Samuel Magson

In [Q1] 1868, he married Sarah Ann Pickard [1846-1923] in Halifax.

John died 8th November 1916 (aged 69).

Sarah Ann died 16th August 1923 (aged 77) 

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3399]

Magson, John HenryRef M1753
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1866, he married Sarah Maria Flather in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eliza Jane [1863-1864]
  2. Sarah Ann [1870-1871]
  3. Emily [1874-1875]
  4. Arthur [1876-1877]

The family lived at Siddal.

The children were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Magson, John HenryRef M338
[1867-1933] Son of George Magson.

He was a twister [1897].

On 7th August 1897, he married Ada Wolstenholme [1877-1848] in Halifax.


Ada was born in Dronfield
 

Children:

  1. child

The couple died in Halifax: John Henry [@in Halifax]. Ada [8th December 1848]

Magson, JosephRef M1820
[1814-1902] Son of Samuel Magson.

He married Ellen [1841-1884].

Children:

  1. Fred [1865-1871]

Joseph and Ellen went to live in the USA.

They both died at New Britain, Connecticut.

There is a memorial to members of the family at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Magson, MrRef M359
[1???-18??] Around 1870, he ran a private school in Halifax

Magson, SamuelRef M312
[1816-1878] Son of Grace Magson from Luddenden; father unknown.

Born in Warley [21st May 1816].

On 8th November 1841, he married Hannah Eastwood [1822-1912] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. James
  3. Thomas [1846-1852]
  4. Jane [1848-1926] who married (1) Abraham Ambler and (2) Joseph Holland
  5. Abraham [1850-1897] who was a cotton piecer & married Eunice Binns [1853-1928] from Warley
  6. Fanny [1852-1912] who married John Thomas
  7. Samuel
  8. Emma [1855-1925] who married (1) Thomas Bishop and (2) Robert Jacobs
  9. William Henry

The children were born in Ovenden

Magson, SamuelRef M1819
[1817-1868] Of West End, Sowerby Bridge.

He married Fanny [1819-1881].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Magson, SamuelRef M1214
[1819-1878]

In [Q2] 1840, he married Grace Broadbent [1815-1887] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Broadbent
  2. Albert [1852-1857]

Samuel died 22nd September 1878 (aged 59).

Grace died 25th August 1887 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3399]

Magson, SamuelRef M884
[1835-1914] Born in Sowerby Bridge [21st August 1835].

He was a woolstapler / a wool & waste dealer / in Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford / a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / associated with United Methodist Free Church, Sowerby Bridge.

On 25th December 1863, he married Ann Waddington [1841-19??] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of James Waddington, and granddaughter of Francis Berry
 

Children:

  1. Ada Louisa [b 1868]
  2. (possibly) Francis [b 1873]
  3. Walter
  4. Gladys [15th September 1893-1977] who never married

The family lived at Highcroft, Albert Promenade, Halifax [1911].

He died 10th January 1914 (aged 78).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Magson, SamuelRef M313
[1854-1909] Son of Samuel Magson.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a cart driver [1874] / landlord of the New Street Hotel, Pellon [1891, 1901].

On 28th March 1874, he married (1) Elizabeth Wilkinson [1854-1887] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James [1875-1896] who was a plasterer
  2. Martha Hannah [1877-1888]
  3. Morris [1879-1900] who was a worsted doffer

The children were born in Ovenden.

Elizabeth died in Halifax [5th March 1887].

On 11th December 1887, he married (2) Ellen Murgatroyd [1851-1906] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Ovenden
 

Ellen died in Halifax [9th June 1906].

She was buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

Samuel died 15th December 1909 (aged 55).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 348]

Magson, Samuel HartleyRef M76
[1867-1???] Son of Alfred Magson.

He was a butcher's apprentice [1881].

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Wallace who died 19th April 1892 (aged 8 months), & was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1751] with his Hartley grandparents

Magson, WalterRef M1470
[1884-1918] Son of Samuel Magson.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a wool merchant in partnership with his brother.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/28th Battalion London Regiment (Artists' Rifles).

He died 27th September 1918 (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Magson, William HenryRef M1785
[1861-1930] Son of Samuel Magson.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a baker [1875-1891] / a beerhouse keeper, taking over from his father-in-law William Stansfield at the Noah's Ark, Ovenden [1891-1894].

In March 1894, he went into liquidation.

He was a drayman [teamer] for a brewery [1894, 1911].

On 8th May 1880, he married Emily Stansfield [1862-1937] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Northowram, the daughter of William Stansfield
 

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. William Herbert [1881-1948] who was a toffee packer and (probably) never married
  7. Ethel [1882-1962] who married (1) Alfred Swan and (2) Lewis Hargreaves
  8. Annie [1888-1895]
  9. Jessie [1889-1968] who married John William Albert Hanson
  10. Abraham [1897-1960] who married [1919] Gladys MacDougall [1893-1977] from Chorlton

The children were born in Ovenden

Maguire, DanielRef M1496
[1922-1942] Son of Catherine & John H. Maguire of Luddenden, Yorkshire.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS President III.

He died 19th November 1942 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 64 2], and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Maher, Rev John WilliamsRef M701
[1???-18??] BA, FRAS.

Curate-in-Charge of Brighouse [March 1838-March 1840]

Maher, Rev MichaelRef M763
[1???-19??] Catholic priest at St Patrick's Catholic Church, West Vale [1935]

Maher, PatrickRef M1754
[1813-1864] He was a sailor.

He was a Catholic.

He lived at 16 Sun Street, Charlestown, Halifax.

He died 18th October 1864 (aged 51).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: K 388 D]

Mahmood, ArshadRef M1222
[1956-] He was the first Asian to be Mayor of Calderdale [2009-2010]

Mahon, Mrs AliceRef M182
[1937-] A nursing auxiliary and college lecturer in trade union studies. She is a strong left-winger and Eurosceptic. She was a rebel against Blair's Labour government after 1997.

She is married with 2 sons.

She was a Calderdale MBC Councillor.

She was Labour MP for Halifax [1987-2005]. In that time, she has served as a Member of the Health Select Committee, and was Chairman of the All-Party Group on Breast Cancer, and was Chairman of the Committee for Security and Cooperation, and the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO.

She stood down in 2005 and the seat was held by Linda Riordan.

In April 2009, she left the Labour party when she found it impossible to defend many of the party's policies

Mahon, BartholomewRef M1365
[1913-1942] Son of Mary & Thomas Mahon.

He was a member of St Walburga's Catholic Church, Luddendenfoot / educated at Luddendenfoot Council School / employed at Fairlea Mills, Luddendenfoot / a Territorial.

In [Q1] 1940, he married Mary Finnerty in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Back Crossley Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 4/2 Maritime Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 26th November 1942 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 72 1], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Mahon, Rachel AnnRef M483
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [1995-1996]

Maiden's CrossRef M168
Stone cross on the Long Causeway above Todmorden.

It is said that a young woman used to return here to repeat her lover's promise of love after he was taken away to fight in the Civil War. The cross is probably much older than the 17th century

Maiden Stones Farm, SoylandRef M557
A farm near Manshead End above Baitings Reservoir

Maile, Dr Charles Edmund GraysonRef M195
[18??-1???] A surgeon at Hipperholme [1879].

In [Q3] 1878, he married Letticia Burgess in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Kathleen Hilda [2nd October 1879-1952] who never married and died in Surrey

The family lived at The Crescent, Hipperholme [1879]

Maine, Rev ThomasRef M815
[18??-19??] He trained at Rawdon College, and served at Ashby-de-la-Zouch [1891] before becoming Minister at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax [1895-1902].

He is recorded [1895, 1899] when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery.

He moved to Leeds

Maine, Rev WilliamRef M830
[17??-1???] Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1787]. Horsfall Turner says that
[In 1788] he vanished to Holcombe [Lancashire]

Mair, Rev AlanRef M6500
[19??-] Minister at Blackley Particular Baptist Church [1978-1987]

Mais, Stuart Petre BrodieRef M716
[1885-1975] Aka Petre Mais, SPB Mais. Writer and broadcaster.

Born in Birmingham. He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

He wrote over 200 books, once working on 14 books at the same time, causing Churchill to remark

That man makes me feel tired"

He was an ardent campaigner for the English countryside and traditions. Many of his books are accounts of his travels around Britain. His most widely-known book is probably This Unknown Island, a collection of talks and essays

From the 1920s, he made numerous radio broadcasts. In 1933, he began to broadcast a Letter From America.

He married Doris Snow, and then Jill Doughty

Maish, Rev E. H.Ref M36
[1???-19??] Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [1939]

Maishman, Rev H.Ref M700
[18??-19??] Minister at North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax [1933]

Major Clough, TodmordenRef M599

Major, John EdwardRef M226
[1877-1917] Born in Manchester.

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

He died 3rd May 1917.

He was buried at Canadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St Vaast, France [Grave Ref 17 D 5].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Makepeace, Walter ThomasRef M4980
[1866-1930] Born in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.

He was a steam engine maker fitter [1891], landlord of the Royal Oak, Mytholmroyd [1899, 1905], landlord of the Commercial Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1907, 1909], and innkeeper of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

In [Q1] 1883, he married (1) Sarah Ann Harriet Jones Tole [1863-1909] in Luton.


Sarah Ann Harriet was born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, daughter of Joseph Jones Tole, jockey
 

Children:

  1. Lizzie [1883-1949] who married Thomas William Uttley
  2. Eliza Ann [b 1885] who married Archibald Simpson
  3. Walter Joseph [1890-1931]
  4. William Henry [1893-1956]
  5. Fred [1896-1897]
  6. Ernest [1897-1909]
  7. Arthur [1903-1943]

In 1910, he married (2) Elizabeth [1863-1948] in Halifax.


Elizabeth [née Dodgson] was the widow of Edward Spink
 

The family lived at 9 Chatham Square, Halifax [1891].

Walter Thomas died in Huddersfield [28th December 1930]

Sarah and son Ernest both died at the Commercial Inn.

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Makin, Rev HubertRef M628
[1???-1???] BA, ACP.

He was a wireless operator in the Navy [World War II] / a compositor / Head of Science at J. H. Whitley School, Holmfield / Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon.

Makin, J. EdwardRef M638
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Making Place AcademyRef M145

Making Place, SoylandRef M12
Originally a 17th century farm.

Recorded in 1624, when it was known as Mecking Place.

The Classical design house – (possibly) based on Hopwood Hall – was the home of 18th century merchant Samuel Hill who bought the place in 1706.

He ran his business from here from 1706 to 1759.

Owners and tenants have included

In 18??, the Misses Wall ran a dame school in a part of the house.

In 1832, William Dove opened his commercial school Making Place Academy here.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See John Ulam Cocker, Robert & William Graham, Samuel Kershaw, Lower Making Place, Soyland and Thomas Whitley

Malcolmson, Kenneth F.Ref M553
[1???-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1937-1939].

He moved to become organist at Newcastle Cathedral

Male Union Society, WadsworthRef M1071
Laneside. Recorded in 1862

Malehane, ThomasRef M1395
[1853-19??] Of Cleckheaton. Landlord of the White Lion, Rastrick [1901].

He married Martha [1858-19??] from Goole.

Children:

  1. Isaac [b 1881] who was born in Brough, Yorkshire
  2. Gordon [b 1884] who was born in Scalegill, Cumberland
  3. Joseph E [b 1887] who was born in Scalegill, Cumberland
  4. Frederick [b 1893] who was born in Wakefield

Malkin, Binns & FosterRef M1114
Halifax engineers. Partners included Jacob Malkin

Malkin, DavidRef M416
[1824-1891]

On 24th December 1847, he married Rachel Naylor [1826-1897] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jacob

Malkin, Edgar ArthurRef M788
[1872-1953] FRSA.

Son of William Malkin.

Born 19th December 1872

He was a woollen rover [1891] / a worsted machine fitter [1901] / a textile engineer's draughtsman [1911].

In [Q2] 1897, he married Mary Ann Summerscales [1874-1938] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born 12th April 1874, (possibly) the Isaac Summerscales
 

They had no children (by 1911).

They lived at

  • 1 Taylor Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Mary Ann died 29th March 1938.

Edgar died 29th December 1953.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A7] with Mary Ann's sister Jane [25th March 1876-9/January 1944]

Malkin, JacobRef M1115
[1865-1930] Son of David Malkin.

Born in Siddal [18th October 1865].

Partner in Malkin, Binns & Foster.

On 18th January 1890, he married Emma Jane Smith [1866-19??] from Elland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest [1890-1955]
  2. Harold [1891-1960]
  3. Ruth [1894-1978]
  4. Emmeline [1897-1972]

The family lived at South View, Whitegate Top, Siddal [1905].

Jacob died in Siddal [14th April 1930]

Malkin, MauriceRef M783
[1876-1948] Or Morris.

Son of William Malkin.

Born in Southowram.

He was an apprentice mechanic [1891] / an iron plate worker [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Ellen Haigh [1877-1934] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Vera [b 1904]

They lived at 5 Law Lane, Southowram [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Ann Haigh [b 1876] (silk warper).

Ellen died 2nd May 1934 (aged 57).

Maurice died 28th December 1948 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A11]

Malkin, SamuelRef M549
[1???-17??] Potter originally from Staffordshire. He produced some fine designs. He worked at Woodman House Pottery around 1730

Malkin, ThomasRef M657
[1808-18??] Born in Southowram.

He was a coal miner [1851] / a miner [1870] / a labourer [1871].

He married Mary [1812-1???].


Mary was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1831] who was a factory hand [1851]
  2. William
  3. Ann [b 1837] who was a factory spinner [1851]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  5. James [b 1846]
  6. Joseph [b 1848] who was a coal miner [1871]
  7. Sarah [b 1850] who married Joseph Waring

The family lived at

  • 2 Siddal Wells, Southowram [1851]
  • 19 Hardcastle's Buildings, Southowram [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Sarah & her husband Joseph Waring and [?] Mary Waring [b 1853]

Malkin, WalterRef M93
[1886-1952] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1921].

On 25th August 1921, he married Elsie Hollas at St Mark's Church, Siddal.


Elsie was the daughter of
Tom Hollas
 

They (possibly) had no children

Malkin, WilliamRef M781
[1833-1896] Born in Southowram.

Son of Thomas Malkin.

He was a coal miner [1851] / a labourer at stone quarry [1871] / a clay miner [1881, 1891].

He married Hannah [1836-1899].


Hannah was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Mary H. [b 1857] who was a spinner at worsted factory [1871], a yarn twister [1881]
  2. Jane [1859-30th August 1939] who was a half-timer / spinner at worsted factory [1871], a yarn twister [1881], a carpet printer [1891], a carpet winder [1901], & was buried with her parents
  3. Greenwood [1862-1881] who was a half-timer / spinner at worsted factory [1871], a brass finisher [1881], & was buried with his parents
  4. Elizabeth [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a woollen winder [1891]
  5. Edgar A.
  6. Maurice
  7. Edith R. [b 1880] who was a worsted rug weaver [1901]

The family lived at

  • Within Field, Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891]
  • 66 Southowram Bank [when Jane was head of the household 1901]

William died 10th December 1896 (aged 63).

Hannah died 14th June 1899 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-L1C]

Mallalieu & PlattRef M989
Cotton spinners at Spa Hole Mill, Blackshawhead [1825, 1837], Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge [1834], and Nutclough Mill [1825-1838].

Partners included James Mallalieu

Mallalieu, B. H.Ref M798
[18??-19??] Around 1878, he acquired the coal merchant business of Mr Shaw

Mallalieu, BenjaminRef M944
[1801-1845] Son of James Mallalieu.

Born in Saddleworth.

He was a cotton spinner (employer) at Spring Mill, Rishworth [1841].

On 10th October 1833, he married Martha Heginbottom [1809-1864] in Saddleworth


Martha came from Saddleworth
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Sarah Elizabeth [1836-1907]
  3. Mary [1838-1884] who married John Whiteley
  4. Lucy [1841-1906] who married Thomas Falcon Whiteley
  5. Benjamin

The family lived at Spring Mill, Rishworth [1841, 1851].

Benjamin died in 1845.

In 1851, Martha bought Spring Mill, Rishworth. She was a cotton spinner employing 26 men and 30 women [1851]. She invested heavily in the mill in expectation of the Rishworth Branch Line reaching the mill. The mill was run by her sons, James and Benjamin. Martha's brother-in-law, John Whiteley, rescued the business after her sons ran into financial trouble.

Martha died at The Grove, Rishworth [8th November 1864].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £3,000.

The will was proved by son James

Mallalieu, BenjaminRef M1645
[1844-1913] Son of Benjamin Mallalieu.

He and his brother James were cotton spinners at Spring Mill, Rishworth [after 1851]

Mallalieu, ErnestRef M1195
[1892-1916] Son of Tom Mallalieu.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax / a member of King Cross Adult School, Halifax / a card machine tenter [1911] / employed by John Whiteley & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted [28th August 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was sent to Gallipoli [July 1915], and was at the evacuation of Suvla Bay. He spent 6 months in Egypt, and then went to France.

He died 14th September 1916.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3A & 3D], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Roll of Honour at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax, and on the Roll of Honour at King Cross Adult School, Halifax

Mallalieu, G.Ref M1292
[1928-1947] Son of George Mallalieu of Pye Nest, Halifax.

During World War II, he was a Constable with the Palestine Police Force.

He died 23rd September 1947 (aged 19).

He was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref Q 39]

Mallalieu, JamesRef M932
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Nutclough Mill, Hebden Royd [1822]. Partner in Mallalieu & Platt

Mallalieu, JamesRef M943
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Spring Mill, Rishworth [from 1807]

Mallalieu, JamesRef M1840
[1763-1832] He married Lucy Hegginbottom.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Lucy [b 1800] who married John Shepherd
  3. Benjamin

Mallalieu, JamesRef M1644
[1834-1906] Son of Benjamin Mallalieu.

He and his brother Benjamin were cotton spinners at Spring Mill, Rishworth [after 1851].

He was a cotton spinner employing 19 men, 16 boys & 19 girls [1861]

Mallalieu, JohnRef M1209
[1???-18??] Cotton spinner at Pit Hill, Barkisland [1845]

Mallalieu, JohnRef M846
[1833-1908] Nephew of Mary Wheelwright.

Born in Rishworth.

On 21st September 1862, he married Clementia Fitton [1833-1914] at Elland Parish Church.


Clementia was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1864-1909] who married [Halifax Q4 1889] William Whiteley (labourer) 

In 1871, John & Clementia were working as servants for Mary Wheelwright at New York Farm, Soyland.

John was a farmer at New York Farm [1881].

They lived at Causeway Head, Soyland [1908].

John died 26th July 1908 (aged 75).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £430 10/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Clementia, daughter Mary Whiteley, and son-in-lawWilliam Whiteley.

Clementia died 29th July 1914 (aged 81).

They were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden with Mary Wheelwright.

See Mary Ann Whiteley

Mallalieu, TomRef M1194
[1866-1???] Son of Benjamin Mallalieu, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman of Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1890] / a maker-up of worsted yarn [1891, 1901] / a warehouseman worsted [1911].

In 1890, he married Mary Jane Holt [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of King Cross, Halifax, was the daughter of Joseph Holt, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Harold [b 1893] who was a student (electric engineering) [1911]
  3. Horace [1901] who died in his first year

The family lived at

  • 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 11 Franklin Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 33 Aspinall Street, Halifax [1911]

Mallalieu, WilliamRef M566
[1786-1863] Son of James Mallalieu.

Born in Saddleworth.

Baptised at Friarmere, Yorkshire [7th February 1796].

He was a cotton spinner at Soyland / a warehouseman [1851] / a book keeper [1863].

In 1828, he was declared bankrupt

On 30th April 1820, he married Betty Lumb [1801-18??] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William
  2. James [b 1826]
  3. Hannah [b 1826]
  4. Levi [b 1830]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1834]

The family lived at

  • Jackey Brough, Castleton, Rochdale [1841]
  • 1 Wadsworth Mill, Market Street, Todmorden [1851]
  • Dobroyd [1863]

William died at Dobroyd [14th June 1863].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

The will was proved by his son William.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 58] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

An inscription on the gravestone records that he was

One of the Co-operative Pioneers of Rochdale

Mallalieu, WilliamRef M1841
[1818-1???] Son of William Mallalieu.

He was a machinist [1863].

He married Martha Butterworth in Manchester.

Children:

  1. James who was a police constable in Oldham [1881-1901]
  2. William

Mallalieu, WilliamRef M1842
[1845-1927] Son of William Mallalieu.

Born in Rochdale.

Baptised 27th February 1920, aged 74.

He was a comedian [1871, 1901] / an actor [1911].

He married Margaret Ellen Smith [1846-19??] born in Norwich.

Margaret Ellen was a comedian [1901] / a retired actress [1911]

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1881] born in Yarmouth, who was an actress [1901, 1911]

The family lived at

  • Harrington Place, Bath [1871, 1901]
  • 41 Avonwick Road, Lampton Road, Middlesex [1911]

Mallett, George EdwardRef M443
[1871-1953] Son of Frederick R. Mallett, a physician and surgeon.

Born in Bolton, Lancashire.

He was a mathematical engineer in Bolton [1901] / partner in Sharp & Mallett

In 1903, he married Marion Louise Campbell.

Children:

  1. Edward Campbell [1904]
  2. Marjorie Kearsley [1907]
  3. Barbara Frances [1910]

The family lived at Highlands, Greenroyd, Halifax [1911].

He died at Seaford Sussex [17th February 1953] (aged 82) 

Malley-Martin, Charles JamesRef M584
[186?-19??] Born in Belfast, Ireland [1863 or 1868].

He was a medical assistant [1901] / an advertising consultant (own account) [1911].

He married Madeline [1877-19??].


Madeline was born in Clapham, Surrey, the daughter of
Janet & Alfred William Clarke
 

Children:

  1. James Malley

The family lived at

  • 120 Worsley Road, Eccles, Lancashire [1901]
  • 19 Newlay Gardens/Fields, Horsforth, Yorkshire [1911]

Malley-Martin, JamesRef M586
[1896-1918] MC.

Also recorded as Cyril James Malley-Martin / Cyril James Malley Martin / James Malley Martin.

Son of James Malley-Martin.

Born in Belfast.

His parents lived in Liverpool; his grandparents – Mrs Janet & Dr Frederick William Martin – lived in Brighouse.

In 1915, he married Margaret Von Allmen [1893-19??] in Hammersmith


Margaret / Margerit, a typist, was born in London [24th September 1893], and was living in Hammersmith, London, with her parents, who were born in Switzerland
 

They lived at 42 Greenside Road, Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, London [1918, 1939].

He enlisted [1912], and was a regular soldier with the 5th Battalion Dragoon Guards when World War I broke out.

He went overseas with the first contingent of the BEF [10th August 1914] and served at the battle of Mons, at the first battle of Marne, and at Ypres.

He got a commission for conspicuous bravery, and was serving with the 1st/2nd Battalion Border Regiment, when he was awarded the Military Cross [February 1917] for


a daring reconnaissance in daylight under heavy rifle and shell fire. He obtained information which had much to do with the success of the operation
 

He sustained a shrapnel wound to the knee at Cambrai [1918] and was treated at hospital in Fazackerly, Liverpool. When he recovered, he transferred and served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force.

In June 1917, he flew his machine over Brighouse, and landed in a field near Clifton Hospital.

He subsequently took part in many night bombing operations.

He was killed on a bombing raid when he crashed over British lines [29th October 1918] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with reports of his story in the Halifax Courier [23rd November, 30th November & 7th December 1918].

He was buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III A 10].

Margaret was a restaurant cashier [1939]

Mallinson...Ref M88
The entries for people & families with the surname Mallinson are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Mallinson & BarberRef M1030
Partnership of architects James Mallinson and W. S. Barber.

Their work includes Civic Hall, Brighouse, Halifax Parish Church Day School and St Mary's Church, Lister Lane

Mallinson & HealeyRef M1023
Ecclesiastical architects formed by partners James Mallinson and Thomas Healey.

After their father's death, the brothers – Thomas Henry and Francis – continued the practice until Francis's death in 1910.

Their work includes

Mallinson & HeatonRef M381
Woollen manufacturers at West Vale. Partners included John Mallinson and Thomas Heaton.

The partnership was dissolved when Mallinson retired on 31st May 1873

Mallinson & WhithamRef M367
Sewing machine dealers at Brighouse.

Partners included G. Mallinson and G. Whitham.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1879

Mallinson Brothers LimitedRef M971
Engineers and tool makers at Mytholm Iron Works, Hipperholme [1905]

Mallinson's: J. & J. MallinsonRef M1022
Engineers' tool makers at Stanley Iron Works, New Bank, Halifax. Recorded in the 1890s.

In 1912, the business was in financial difficulties and was bought by Henry Holmes, Lewis John Akroyd and Alfred Charnock.

In 1938, Holmes and Charnock were bought out and the MD – the son of Edgar Thomas – and Akroyd took over the business and changed the name to Stanley Machine Tool Company

Mallinson's: J. Mallinson & SonsRef M974
Coal and lime merchants at Greetland railway goods yard [1905]

Mallinson's: James Mallinson & SonsRef M8490
Pianoforte manufacturers & music sellers carrying on business in Brighouse.

Partners included James Mallinson, Joseph Mallinson, and Thomas Mallinson.

The partnership was declared bankrupt on 10th February 1870

Mallinson's: R. Mallinson & Company LimitedRef M1346
Manufacturers of wire products at Green Mount Works, Halifax [1936]

Mallison, G.Ref M1349
[17??-18??] Corn miller at Gauxholme.

In February 1809, he was declared bankrupt

Mallison, GilbertRef M397
[1890-19??] MM.

Son of Matthew Mallison.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Lister Lane Gospel Hall / a grocer branch manager [1911] / employed by the Economic Stores at Boothtown / employed by the Economic Stores at Girlington, Bradford.

He lived at New Delight Buildings, Boothtown.

In [Q3] 1912, he married Elsie Thirlby in York.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 62nd Battalion Royal Field Artillery Ammunition Column.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


when, under heavy shell fire, in which 2 drivers were wounded and 4 mules killed, he and another driver extricated the ammunitions waggon
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [9th November 1918].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Lister Lane Gospel Hall.

His wife lived at York.

Mallison, Harold EdgarRef M376
[1893-1916] Son of Matthew Mallison.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker with Marshall Haley [1911].

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mallison, Mrs MaryRef M520
[16??-1714] Widow from Lightcliffe. On 28th June 1714, she fell into a well in her own cellar and was
taken up dead

Mallison, MatthewRef M335
[1845-1910] Often recorded as Mallinson.

Born in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

He was

a confectioner [1891] / a baker & confectioner [1901].

In 1868, he married Annie Maria Fisher [1850-1???].

in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.


Annie Maria was born in Mansfield
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1870] who was an assistant sizer [1891]
  2. Ada [b 1872] who was a coating weaver [1891]
  3. Violet [b 1873] who was a silk winder [1891]
  4. Annie [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a blouse machinist [1901]
  5. Edith [b 1880] who was a part time worsted spinner [1891], a silk twister [1901]
  6. Lucy [b 1881] who was a core maker brass works [1901]
  7. Sissie / Cissie [1888] who was a blouse machinist [1901], a weaver tapestry [1911]
  8. Gilbert
  9. Harold Edgar

The family lived at

  • 14 Church Side, Mansfield [1871]
  • 56 Commercial Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 6 Diamond Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 12 Norwood Street, Bradford [1916]
  • 13 Heath Hall Avenue, Bierley

Matthew died in Halifax in 1910 (aged 65) 

Mallyon, James JosephRef M579
[1876-1914] Son of Elizabeth & William Mallyon.

Born in St Ives, Huntingdonshire.

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

He died 10th November 1914.

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III C 9].

His brother William also died in the War, as did their stepbrother John Lindley

Mallyon, WilliamRef M855
[1856-1892] From Huntingdonshire.

On 12th May 1875, he married Elizabeth Twigden in Huntingdon.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. William

William died in Derby in 1892.

Sons Joseph & William died in World War I

Mallyon, WilliamRef M1734
[1881-1917] Son of Elizabeth & William Mallyon.

Born in March, Cambridgeshire.

On 7th December 1901, he married (1) Mary Atkinson Garside [1881-1907] at Elland Parish Church.

Mary died in Huddersfield [Q1 1907] (aged 25).

In [Q3] 1911, he married (2) Gertrude Heptonstall [1885-1935] in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 24th July 1917.

He was buried at Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France [Grave Ref I E 41].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial.

His brother Joseph also died in the War, as did their stepbrother John Lindley.

In [Q1] 1918, Gertrude married Sam Stead in Barnsley.

They lived at Staincross, Barnsley

Malt Kiln Bridge, TodmordenRef M173
Ewood Lane. Over the Calder.

Mitchell's malting business was nearby

Malt Kiln, BrighouseRef M316
There was a significant malt trade in the district.

A malt-house dated 1693 stood next to the Old Mansion House in what is now Thornton Square.

It was used by the Taylor family and the Green family.

It was demolished [July 1885] to make way for Brighouse Town Hall

Malthouse, Kirklees ParkRef M7
Late 17th-century malthouse at Kirklees Park. It is an L-shaped building with 3 storeys and an attic.

The stone floors were covered with lime-ash laid on rushes to allow the barley to ferment. An ochre line around the internal walls marked the depth to which the barley should be loaded on each floor.

This one of several buildings at Kirklees Park which are on English Heritage's Buildings At Risk Register.

The MaltingsRef M1352
See Fountain Head Brewery

Malton, JohnRef M463
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1786]

Malynson, William JohnsonRef M513
[13??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1394]

M&CoRef M1361
In 200?, the retail clothiers, Mackays was rebranded as M&Co. Their Brighouse outlet is in the former Brighouse Co-operative Stores in King Street

Mamwell, John EdwinRef M593
[1893-1917] Born in Todmorden.

He lived at 203 Rochdale Road,Todmorden.

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

He was wounded on the Somme, and returned to his unit after being hospitalised in Leeds.

He was killed at Fampoux [3rd May 1917].

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 36].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Manby, MartinRef M607
[1???-19??] He was Manager of the Albert Cinema, Brighouse.

He later ran an optician's and camera business in Briggate, Brighouse

Manchester & Lancashire Family History SocietyRef M1835
This may be of interest to researchers into families from Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley

The Manchester & Leeds Railway CompanyRef M1050
The company was formed in 1825.

The Manchester-Liverpool Railway opened in 1830.

Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Company LimitedRef M613
Their offices at the corner of Bridge Gate and New Road, Hebden Bridge were built about 1892.

In 1897, John Gask was manager at Todmorden and Hebden Bridge

Manchester-Halifax coach serviceRef M461
In the 1760s, when the turnpike was built through Todmorden, a number of local people – including John Crossley and the landlord of the Golden Lion – raised money for a coach service from Manchester, through Todmorden, down the Calder Valley and on to Halifax. The Golden Lion was a staging post. The service ran on Tuesdays – when the Manchester cotton market opened – and Fridays. The coaches had names such as Shuttle and Perseverance

Manchester, Hebden Bridge & Keighley Junction RailwayRef M963
Recorded in 1845

Manchester House, EllandRef M600
Westgate / Elland Cross.

The building was a shop.

John Forrest and the Forrest family had a drapery business here.

Thomas Forrest was manager here [1901].

The 3-storey building was reduced to 2 storeys around 1910.

London House was next door

Manchester House, RippondenRef M1741
Beaumont Brothers Limited were here

Manchester House, ShelfRef M598
Carr House Road

Manchester Unity of OddfellowsRef M1567
The Halifax District of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows held their centenary on 26th September 1933.

See Walter Fawthrop, John William Foster, C. J. Fox, Oddfellows, Victoria Lodge, Queensbury and Village Pride Lodge

Mandefield, CliffordRef M1704
[1922-1943] Son of Ethel May & John Edwin Mandefield of 25 Dunkirk Street, Halifax.

He was a member of King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Sunday School & Scouts / employed at Halifax Corporation Health Department.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a flying accident in South Africa [18th January 1943] (aged 21).

He was buried at Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cemetery, Africa South [Grave Ref A 230].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mander, Alfred ErnestRef M292
[1879-1917] BA.

His father was an alderman in Coventry.

Born in Coventry.

He was educated at Trinity College Dublin / a rugby player for Coventry / a hockey player for Halifax / second master at Crossley & Porter School / a member of the Elland Mark Lodge / assistant chaplain at Savile [No 1231] Masonic Lodge / a member of the Chapter of Sincerity Royal Arch.

During World War I, he and his brother, Lieutenant P. G. Mander, enlisted at the outbreak of War [September 1914], and he served as a Captain with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded [July 1916], and his brother was wounded a month later.

He was shot through the head whilst leading his men in the attack [9th October 1917] (aged 38).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th October 1917]

Manesley & SheardRef M1847
Halifax brewers.

Partners included J. Manesley and J. Sheard – (possibly) Jonathan Sheard. Recorded in June 1871, when when the partnership was dissolved

Mangan, BernardRef M1757
[1831-1903]

In [Q2] 1852, he married Bridget Gordon [1832-1875] in Bradford.


Bridget was the daughter of Mary & Hugh Gordon
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1854-1875] who was a factory hand [1875]
  2. Honora [1860-1870] who was a factory hand [1870]
  3. Sarah Ann [1863-1886] who was a mill hand [1886]
  4. Clara [1865-1885]
  5. Eliza [1866-1870]

The family lived at Shay Lane, Ovenden [1870, 1886].

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Manger, CharlesRef M1748
[1844-1895] Born in Coventry, Warwickshire.

He was a carpet weaver [1881] / a weaver [1888] / a carpet weaver [1891].

In 1866, he married Eliza Banbury in Halifax.


Eliza was the daughter of
Nathaniel Banbury
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. Emma [1868-1942] who was a part time worsted spinner [1881] & married John Thomas Thoseby
  3. William [b 1870] who was a part time errand boy at carpet factory [1881]
  4. Thomas [b 1872] who was a silk washer [1891]
  5. George
  6. Edward [b 1876] who was a cotton doffer [1891]
  7. Harriet [1879-1881]
  8. Arthur [1880-1881]
  9. Charles

The family lived at

  • 12 Haigh Street, Halifax [with Eliza's parents 1871]
  • 7 John Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 8 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1891]

Charles died in Halifax [Q4 1895].

In [Q1] 1900, Eliza married Samuel Barker in Halifax

Manger, CharlesRef M1182
[1882-1920] Son of Charles Manger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a florist's assistant boarding at Wood Terrace, Salterhebble [1901] / a florist shop assistant boarding at 10 Second Avenue, Manor Drive, Halifax [1911].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Margaret Shelmerdine in Halifax.


The banns for the marriage were read at All Saints' Church, Dudwell
 

Children:

  1. Randolph G. [b 1915]
  2. Kenneth

The family lived at 7 Rufford Villas, Halifax.

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

He died 2nd November 1920.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 536].

Charles Manger floral artist is recorded at 31 Crown Street, Halifax [1936].

Son Kenneth died in World War II

Manger, DavidRef M1401
[1897-1917] Son of George Manger.

He was a doffer (worsted spinning) [1911] / employed at Dean Clough, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [17th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of wounds to the abdomen [17th June 1917] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th June 1917].

He was buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VI A 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Manger, GeorgeRef M1750
[1874-1929] Son of Charles Manger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Upper Brunswick Street [1895] / a cotton twiner [1891] / a slotter (screw mill) [1901, 1911].

In 1895, he married Rachel Ellen Crossley [1875-1946] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Rachel Ellen, of Siddal, was the daughter of David Crossley, mason
 

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1896] who was an apprentice painter [1911]
  2. David
  3. Charles [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Common Wood Farm, Throstle Nest, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 21 Marquis Street, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1901] were George's mother Eliza and sister-in-law Betty Crossley [b 1883] (drawer in worsted mill) 

Manger, KennethRef M1572
[1917-1940] Son of Charles Manger.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter / a member of the School rugby club / employed in his father's floristry business at 31 Crown Street, Halifax.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Wilhelmina Cunningham at Edmonton, North London.

Children:

  1. child

The family lived at

  • 1 Dawson's Court, Halifax [1936]
  • 1 St John's Wood

During World War II, he served as a Petty Officer with the 17th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He destroyed 5 enemy aircraft.

He was killed in action whilst flying his Hurricane in the Battle of Britain. [11th August 1940] His body was never recovered from the Channel.

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, the Battle of Britain Book in Westminster Abbey, the Battle of Britain Memorial on the Embankment in London, and a Battle of Britain Memorial plaque in his school.

He was awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp on his 1939-1945 War Medal.

In January 2011, he and Walter Beaumont and Geoffrey Garside were commemorated when Manger Gardens, Garside Drive and Beaumont Chase, on the Wheatley Chase development at Keighley Road, Halifax, were named in their honour

MankinholesRef M14
Hamlet in the Langfield district of Calderdale south-east of Todmorden just below Stoodley Pike

MankinholesRef M1652
House dated HS 1690

Mankinholes CottageRef M1653
Mankinholes Cottage and Antwerp Cottage.

See Cottage, Mankinholes

Mankinholes crossRef M509
The cross stands in a field

Mankinholes Farm, TodmordenRef M508
Built in 1668. Extended in the early 18th century

Mankinholes HallRef M302
Built in the late 16th century. Enlarged in the 19th century. It was the home of William Ingham.

Since the 1940s, it has been a Youth Hostel

Mankinholes MoorRef M1694
Aka Langfield Common

Mankinholes Mutual Improvement SocietyRef M1068
Recorded in 1880.

See Mutual Improvement Societies

Mankinholes RiotsRef M109
Following the Poor Law Amendment Act [1834], the newly formed Board of Guardians made its first demand for money in 1838 and the township refused to pay. In November 1839, riots broke out and mobs attacked the houses, breaking windows, doors and furniture

Mankinholes Youth HostelRef M1391
Formerly Mankinholes Hall

Manks, Arthur WilliamRef M1862
[1868-1954] Son of William Manks.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a mill manager [1898] / managing director at silk spinners [1901] / a silk spinner [1905, 1911, 1924].

He lived at

  • Bent Ley, Meltham [1901]
  • Bent Ley House, Bent Ley, Meltham [1911]

He died at Lyngarth, 8 Glebe Street, Marsh, Huddersfield 20th January 1954.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £334,504 2/7d. Probate was granted to John Manks Brook, and Rose Elizabeth Brook.

See George Henry Manks

Manks, CharlesRef M1864
[1833-1917] Son of Jonathan Manks.

Born in Elland.

He was a blacksmith of Southowram [1857] / a master blacksmith employing 1 man and 1 boy [1871] / a blacksmith [1881] / a retired farrier [1901, 1911].

In July 1857, he married Jane Wooller [1835-1898].


Jane, of Southowram, was the daughter of James Wooller of Halifax, cordwainer
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [1858-1939] who married Arthur Haigh
  2. Letty [1861-1865]
  3. Emma [b 1863]
  4. James Wooller [b 1865] who was a surgeon's dispenser [1881]
  5. Frances Mary [1866-1867]
  6. Willie [b 1868]
  7. Ada Jane [b 1871]
  8. Charles Henry [b 1873] who was a commercial traveller [1901, 1911, 1917]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Southowram [1871]
  • 54 New Street, Southowram [1881]
  • New Street, Southowram [1901]
  • 7 Kingston Street, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Charles died 24th October 1917 (aged 84).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £343 6/8d. Probate was granted to Charles Henry Manks

Manks, Edward BromleyRef M1858
[1860-1912] Son of George Henry Manks.

Born in Halifax.

He was a maltster [1881, 1891] / living on own means [1901].

In 1898, he married Mary Alice Delaney [1873-1912] born in Hanley, in Walsall.

Children:

  1. Mary Frances [b 1899] who married [1823] Richard Alphonso Cooke

The family lived at

  • Woodside, Elland [1901]
  • Ashlea, Elland [where he died 6th December 1912]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,231 7/3d. Probate was granted to Rev Edward Charles Delaney and brother George Henry Manks.

Mary Alice died 31st July 1912. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £237 16/11d. Probate was granted to George Henry Manks

Manks, Ernest HenryRef M910
[1871-19??] Son of William Manks.

Born in Brighouse.

He was Agent for the London & Yorkshire Bank Limited [1897] and Manager [1901] / a bank manager [1905] / Manager at the Union of London & Smiths Bank Limited, Elland [1905, 1917] / Manager at the same bank which was now the National Provincial & Union Bank of England Limited [1922].

In 1901, he was a lodger with Edwin Scholey at Briggate House, Elland [1901]

In September 1902, he married Alice Maude Dowse at St Nicholas, Cumberworth.


Alice Maude was the daughter of John Dowse
 

He was at Briggate House, Elland [1908]

Manks, Frances AliceRef M583
[1868-1947] Daughter of George Henry Manks.

She never married.

She lived at 39 St Bevan's Road, Skircoat, – the same address as her brother George Henry Manks.

She died 1st March 1947 (aged 79).

She was buried at Elland Cemetery following a funeral service at All Saints Church, Dudwell

Manks, George HenryRef M913
[1833-1898] Of Brighouse.

Son of Riley Manks.

He was a grocer [1859] / maltster of Elland [1891, 1897].

On 26th May 1859, he married Annie Elizabeth Bromley at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Bromley
 

Children:

  1. Edward Bromley
  2. Annie Louisa [b 1862] who married [28th April 1886] John Wood [b 1846]
  3. Walter Crossley
  4. Emily Agnes [b 1865] who married [30th December 1890] Alexander Fotheringham
  5. Frances Alice
  6. George Henry

The family lived at

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £41,784 5/3d. Probate was granted to children Walter and Frances Alice, and Arthur William Manks.

Annie Elizabeth died 17th November 1911. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,298 8/1d [Resworn £2,418 18/1d].

Probate was granted to son Walter, and Joseph Morton (manufacturer) 

Manks, George HenryRef M63
[1876-1920] Son of George Henry Manks Born 20th September 1876.

He was a solicitor at Westgate, Elland [1901] / a commissioner for oaths [1904]. He was at 35 Southgate, Elland [1917]

He lived at 39 St Bevan's Road, Halifax [where he died 14th February 1920].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,749 14/9d

He was buried at Elland Cemetery

A second probate record to Mary Frances Cooke (wife of Richard Alphonso Cooke) shows

Effects Nil

Manks, JonathanRef M1863
[1811-1879] Son of William Manks.

Baptised 1811.

He was a blacksmith [1832, 1841, 1871, 1879].

In November 1832, he married Martha Farrar [1811-1893].


Martha came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Susannah [1837]
  3. Phineas [1838]

The family lived at

  • Halfpenny Can, Southowram [1841]
  • School House, Southowram [1871]
  • Church Lane, Southowram [1879]

Living with them [in 1871] was grandchild? Lucy A. Manks [aged 12].

Jonathan died at Church Lane, Southowram [27th March 1879] (aged 68).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

Administration was granted to his widow Martha.

Martha died 2nd December 1893 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-Q29]

Manks, MrRef M1865
[17??-18??] He married Hannah [177?-1847]. Hannah was widowed by 1841.

Children:

  1. John [b 1821]
  2. Mary [b 1827]
  3. Harriet [b 1831]

The family lived at Marsh Delves, Southowram [1841]

Manks, RileyRef M1860
[1785-1857] Son of John Manks / John Manknowles.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [January 1785].

He was a tailor [1813, 1828] / a farmer [1841].

In January 1813, he married (1) Susannah [17??-18??].


Susannah came from Southowram, and was the widow of Mr Hemingway
 

In November 1828, he married (2) Ruth [1792-1867].


Ruth came from Southowram, and was the widow of Mr Akroyd
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Edward [1832-18th June 1859]
  3. George Henry
  4. Mary Ann [1836-1903] who married John Hemingway

The family lived at

  • Cotton Croft [1829, 1835]
  • Southowram [1841]
  • Church Lane, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]

Riley died 27th August 1857 (aged 72).

Ruth died 25th January 1867 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J7]

Manks, SerjeantRef M9190
[17??-1806] He was a members of the Halifax Volunteers.

On 8th November 1806, he died when a stone fell on his head in a stone quarry.

He was interred with military honours at the New Methodist Chapel in Southowram

Manks, Walter CrossleyRef M1859
[1863-1942] Aka Walt.

Son of George Henry Manks.

He was a banker's clerk [1881] / (possibly) a commercial traveller [1891] / a retired maltster [1901, 1911].

On 19th April 1903, he married Martha Whitaker [1870-19??] in Halifax.


Question: Does anyone know how their marriage in 1903 reconciles with the births of their children Mary Frances [b 1899] and Kathleen [b 1901]?

 

Children:

  1. Mary Frances [b 1899]
  2. Kathleen [b 1901]
  3. Joan Crossley [b 1906]
  4. Edward Bromley [b 1909]

The family lived at 4 Savile Park, Halifax [1942].

He died in Halifax General Hospital [28th March 1942]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,985 11/5d

Manks, WilliamRef M65
[17??-1843] Of Southowram.

He was a delver [1840].

In October 1804, he married Hannah Green.

Children:

  1. Thomas [bapt 1805]
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1807]
  3. Jonathan
  4. Charles [b 1813]
  5. William [bapt 1816]
  6. James [bapt 1818]
  7. John [bapt 1820] who married [June 1840] Elizabeth [1821-1???] of Halifax, daughter of labourer James Wriggles
  8. Mary Ann [bapt 1825] who married [May 1845] William [1826-1???] of Halifax, son of blacksmith James Wriggles
  9. Harriet [bapt 1829]

Manks, WilliamRef M1861
[1830-1905] Son of Riley Manks.

He was a gentleman [1897] / a land agent [1868].

He married Rose.

Children:

  1. Riley [1863-1867] who was buried with his Manks grandparents
  2. Laura Rose [b 1865] who married Joah Brook
  3. Arthur William
  4. Ernest Henry
  5. Alice Emma [b 1873] who married Ernest Marshall
  6. Edith Maude [b 1877] who married [September 1905] Ernest William Scratchard [1878-19??]

The family lived at Garden Road, Brighouse [1897, 1905, 1911, 1924].

William died at Garden Road, Brighouse [15th February 1905]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,384 13/5d. Probate was granted to Arthur William Manks, Ernest Henry Manks and Laura Rose Brook.

Rose died at 24 Garden Road, Brighouse [18th February 1924]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £933 10/-. Probate was granted to Arthur William Manks, Alice Emma Marshall and Edith Maud Scratchard

Manks, WilliamRef M1680
[1879-1915] Or Willie.

Son of Sarah Ann Townsend [1847-1892] & Joseph Manks [1845-1902].

Born in Halifax.

In 1910, he married Annie Harding in Salisbury.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 43rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in Netley [31st March 1915].

He was buried at Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire [Grave Ref C E 1675]

Manley, GeorgeRef M1392
[1813-1887] Born in Halifax.

The family owned land at Bonegate, Brighouse.

He married Mary Gill [1813-1898] from Kidderminster.

Children:

  1. Martin
  2. Frederick George [1853] who died aged 6 months

The family lived at 2 St Martin's Terrace, Brighouse [1851, 1881].

He died July 4th 1887 [aged 75].

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

See Manley Street, Brighouse

Manley, MartinRef M845
[1758-1847] Of Brighouse.

He married either Ann [1751-1835] or Mary Gill.

Children:

  1. Mary Gill [b 1789] who married Isaac Hitchen

The family lived at Well Close House, Brighouse [1835, 1845].

He died 14th May 1847.

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse. He appointed Robert Shackleton Eastwood, William Eastwood, George Manley, and John Hodgson Ramsbotham as Trustees of his estate, and then replaced William Eastwood, by Abraham Greenwood Eastwood

Manley, MartinRef M325
[1850-1941] Son of George Manley.

Local photographer and historian of Brighouse. His family owned land at Bonegate, Brighouse. He was a founding member of the Brighouse Photographic Society.

In 1875, he married Laura Wood [1853-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martin [b 1876]
  2. Harry [b 1878]
  3. George Leslie [1884-1896]

The family lived at

See Manley Street, Brighouse and Martin Street, Brighouse

Manley, MartonRef M1626
[1792-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Manly, MrRef M571
[17??-18??] One of the lessees of the Theatre Royal, Halifax. He was also an actor and his wife was a popular actress. He also handled a theatre in Derby

Manly, MrsRef M570
[17??-18??] She was the wife of Mr Manly and a popular actress at the Theatre Royal, Halifax

Mann...Ref M560
The entries for people & families with the surname Mann are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Mann's: James & Thomas MannRef M1327
Boot and shoe makers at Northowram.

Partners included James Mann and Thomas Mann.

The partnership was dissolved in August 1855

Manning, Albert EdwardRef M209
[1895-1917] Son of William Thomas Manning.

Born in Hapton Near Padiham, Lancashire.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / a cotton scutcher with Crossley's in G Mill.

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

He died in Halifax [July 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel [2nd August 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Manning, August FrederickRef M3300
[1833-1858] From Ipswich.

Son of W. Manning, relieving officer for Ipswich.

He was a stone mason and worked on the construction of All Souls' Church, Haley Hill.

He died after a few days illness [12th September 1858].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Manning, William ThomasRef M856
[1866-1911] Born in March, Cambridgeshire. He was a newsagent [1911].

On 16th February 1895, he married Emily Ann Kerney [1871-1954] in Padiham, Lancashire.


Emily Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Martha Alice [b 1898] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. George [b 1906]
  5. William Wallace [b 1908]

The family lived at Victoria Buildings, Northowram [1911].

Emily Ann died in Halifax in 1954.

William Thomas died in Northowram in 1911

Manock, Elisha WilkinsonRef M1444
[1843-1897] Churchwarden at Illingworth Church [19??].

In [Q4] 1865, he married Laura Hannah Rogers at Rochdale

Manor Heath Coach House, HalifaxRef M757
The coach house for Manor Heath.

Coachmen at the House included

Manor Heath Lodge, HalifaxRef M1683
Skircoat Green Road.

The gate lodge for Manor Heath.

Owners and tenants have included

Lower Manor Heath Lodge is also recorded and owners and tenants have included

Owners and tenants have included

Manor Heath Lodge is now a private house known as Lower Cottage

Manor Heath Mansion, HalifaxRef M16
Gothic-style mansion built in 1853 as the home for John Crossley.

See Manor Heath Coach House, Halifax and Manor Heath Lodge, Halifax

Manor Heath Park, SkircoatRef M545
Skircoat Green Road. Manor Heath stood here. A playground and a paddling pool were added in February 1954.

In 2005, the Park received £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's regional People's Millions fund to build a play area at the Park.

See Halifax baths and Manor Heath Jungle Experience

Manor House, BlackshawheadRef M365
Dark Lane. Originally a late 16th century open-hall-house. It was extended in the early 18th century

Manor House, BrighouseRef M1295
This stood near what is now Thornton Square.

Owners and tenants have included

It was demolished in 1875.

See Manor of Brighouse

Manor House Farm, BrighouseRef M772
Stands on the Southowram hillside, facing the Cromwell Lakes

Manor House, HartsheadRef M1210
Hartshead Moor. Rev Benjamin Firth lived here and his Manor House Academy was here

Manor House, Hebden BridgeRef M250
Wadsworth Lane. The manor house for the Manor of Wadsworth.

The writer John Foster was born here. A memorial to Foster was erected here in 1913.

Owners and tenants have included

The house was unoccupied when it was badly damaged by fire in May 2001, and again in July 2002.

In May 2009, the house was sold

Manor House, MytholmroydRef M1297
Wadsworth Lane. The buildings are in a fairly parlous state

Manor House Nursing & Residential Home, LightcliffeRef M918
Wakefield Road

Manor House, Rodwell EndRef M229

Manor House, StainlandRef M1294
Stainland Road. 18th century house dated 1703 IM.

Owners and tenants have included

Manor Royd, HalifaxRef M698
Heath Street.

Owners and tenants have included

The Manse, HalifaxRef M1674
St John's Lane/Harrison Road

Mansfield House, LindwellRef M278
The Carriage Drive, Greetland

Mansfield House, ShackletonRef M216

MansheadRef M18
Area of Cragg Vale north of Baitings Reservoir which yielded signs of flint working from the Mesolithic – including hundreds of blades, flakes and microtools – from the Neolithic – including many flint arrow heads, and a polished stone axe head – and from the Bronze Age – with arrow heads and scrapers

Manshead End, SoylandRef M556
A hill – 1369 ft high – which stands east above Baitings Reservoir

Manshead TunnelRef M323
8000 ft long tunnel constructed in 1962 to carry water from Turvin Clough – via a pumping station at Wash Fold Road, Cragg Vale – to Baitings Reservoir.

It was built between 1959 and 1964 by the Wakefield & District Water Board to divert water collected from moorland areas into Baitings.

In 1961, one man was killed and 3 injured by an explosion whilst the tunnel was being constructed.

The tunnel officially opened in September 1964.

The tunnel still has the potential to divert water to prevent flooding lower down the valley at Cragg Vale and Mytholmroyd

Manship, RowlandRef M951
[1840-1910] From Leicester.

He was cotton drawer in Halifax [1881].

In 1864, he married Eleanor Twiggs [1840-1???] in Leicester.


Eleanor was born in Leicester,
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) William [1874-1875]
  2. Harry who died 27th Aug 1876, aged 6 weeks
  3. (possibly) Sarah Ellen [1877-1878]

The family lived at 7 Brunswick Square, Haley Hill [1881].

Son Harry was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Mansion House, CheapsideRef M100
Aka Great House, Cheapside

Mansion Lane railway footbridgeRef M925
At Mansion Lane, Halifax

Mansley, FrankRef M97
[1874-1923] Born in Halifax.

Landlord of the Rose & Crown, Siddal [1919-1923].

In 1894, he married Sarah Drake [1868-1948] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

The family lived at

  • 13 Siddal Street, Halifax [1923]
  • 139 Backhold Drive, Siddal, Halifax [1948]

Frank died in 1923.

Sarah took over at the Rose & Crown [1923-1924].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 3 M 20]

Mansley, GeorgeRef M844
[1858-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stationary engine tenter [1891].

In [Q2] 1880, he married Mary Hannah Parratt in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of
Joshua Parratt
 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1880]
  2. Emma [b 1890]

Mansley, HenryRef M1090
[18??-19??] Florist and seedsman at Clover Hill Nursery [1905]

Mansley, HerbertRef M1110
[18??-19??] Of J. Mansley & Sons.

He lived at 229 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1905]

Mansley's: J. Mansley & SonsRef M1109
Joiners, builders and undertakers at High Level Works, Halifax [1905].

See Herbert Mansley

Mansley, JamesRef M535
[1837-1???] Established James Mansley & Company brewery at Albert Brewery, Halifax.

He was in partnership with his brother-in-law Jonathan Sheard.

He married Nanny, daughter of Matthew Sheard.

Children:

  1. Brook

See Brackenbeds Brewery

Mansley's: James Mansley & CompanyRef M993
Ale and porter brewers and merchants established by James Mansley at Albert Brewery, Halifax [1890]

Mantle, AlexanderRef M1499
[1897-1917] Son of Dr Alfred Mantle.

Born in Halifax [14th February 1897].

He was educated at Oakland's School, Harrogate, Rugby, & Caius College Cambridge where he studied for an Arts and Medicine degree.

At the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. He obtained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the London Regiment [22nd April 1915]. He was promoted to Lieutenant [8th September 1916] and joined the BEF [10th Feb 1917]

He was killed in action at Bullecourt [22nd May 1917], hit in the chest by a shell fragment whilst leading reinforcements, and serving as a Lieutenant with the 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (T.F.).

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref III F 30].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mantle, Dr AlfredRef M927
[1855-1924] MD, MRCP.

Born in Stourport.

He was Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895] / Medical Officer at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1895] / Honorary Medical Officer at the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1905] / Consulting Physician at Royal Halifax Infirmary [1916].

In 1890, he married Edith Frances Devas [1856-1925] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Edith Frances was born in Bromley
 

Children:

  1. Gwendoline Edith [1893-1935] who married [Harrogate 1918] Digby Geoffrey William Horsley Fearnside Speed [1888-1956]
  2. Alexander

They lived at

See Lieutenant Dr Frederick Whitaker

Manufacturers' HallRef M158
An earlier name for the Halifax Piece Hall

Map of CalderdaleRef M494

Maple Dean CloughRef M564
Stream which flows through North Dean Woods and divides Norland and Greetland.

It is joined by Norland Stream as it flows down to the Calder.

Donkey Bridge is a footbridge across the clough.

See Clough Moor Bridge, Norland and Norland Stream

Maple Laundries LimitedRef M1548
Carpet cleaners. They were at 25 West End Road, Halifax [1952]

See Halifax Steam Laundry and Maple Works, Halifax

MapsRef M19

Marble WorksRef M308
Studio of Joseph Bentley Leyland

Marburg House, HalifaxRef M1717
38 Gibbet Street.

Owners and tenants have included

March, Thomas CliffordRef M1706
[1906-1941] OBE.

Son of Ella & Thomas Ernest March.

In [Q3] 1933, he married Ivy East in Halifax.

They lived in Highroad Well, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Major with 51 C.R.E. Workshops Royal Engineers.

He was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire

He died 19th April 1941 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [Grave Ref 4]

March, W.Ref M1103
[18??-18??] Pastor at Wellington Road Baptist Church, Todmorden [1880-1887]

March, Rev W.Ref M1342
[18??-19??] Baptist minister at Todmorden.

Recorded in June 1883, when he addressed the General Baptist Association on

The Erasure Column in our Year Book and the propriety or impropriety of erasing from church registers the names of persons who did not attend well, or for other reasons were not considered entitled to be on

Marchal, Rev Father HonoratusRef M1521
[18??-19??] He succeeded Father Maximilian E. Tillman as priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1908]

Marchant, BelleRef M1409
[1878-1971] Daughter of Thomas Marchant.

Born in Iowa,.

On 11th June 1906, she married Frederick Culver in Portland, Oregon

Marchant, CharlesRef M1464
[1???-1856]

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2847]

Marchant, Charles EdwardRef M1554
[1848-1917] Son of John Marchant.

He married (1) Elizabeth Proctor [1840-1883].

Children:

  1. Proctor [b 1870]
  2. Ruth [b 1873] who married Walter Normington [b 1869]
  3. Minnie [b 1874] who married Samuel Jarvis [1872-1941]
  4. Lucy [b 1876] who married Fred Hinchliffe [b 1876]
  5. Edward [b 1879] who married Sarah [b 1878]
  6. Harry [b 1879]

He married (2) Elizabeth Ray [1859-1???]

Marchant, Clement JohnRef M356
[1882-1951] Son of Joseph Crowther Marchant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a professional soldier.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Jessie Wade in Halifax

Marchant, EdwinRef M1407
[1842-1897] Son of John Marchant.

He was a damask designer at Halifax.

He married Emma Clayton Lockman [1838-1???].

Children:

  1. Emily [1870-1920] who married Thomas Casson
  2. Charles
  3. John
  4. Ernest
  5. Frederick who went to live in the USA

Marchant, FrancisRef M262
[1781-18??] Aka Frank.

He was a beer seller [1841].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

He married Mary [1781-18??]

They lived at Castle Gate, Elland [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was (daughter?) Emma Roper [b 1811] and Ellen Roper [b 1839]

Marchant, Harold CuthbertRef M1181
[19??-1941]

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the 13th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 3rd February 1941.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 454]

Marchant, HerbertRef M1455
[1887-1918] Son of Emma & William Henry Marchant of Halifax.

He was employed by Clay & Company at Willow Hall Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1915].

He lived at 1 Glenfield Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

He died of a fractured skull [28th June 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, France [Grave Ref III C 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Marchant, Rev J. T.Ref M1514
[18??-19??] Recorded on 14th November 1900, when he preached his farewell sermons at Cornholme Mission Church

Marchant, Dr JamesRef M1485
[1787-1844] Surgeon at Sowerby Bridge [1816].

He married Jane [1777-1857].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Marchant, JohnRef M1406
[1812-1880] Son of William Marchant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener in 1834.

He succeeded his father to become the second governor of Halifax Debtors' Gaol [1836]. John was at the New Jail.

He was enumerator at the 1841 census, and he and 7 members of his family – along with 28 prisoners – were listed at the Gaol.

In 1854, John is recorded as a gardener.

On 24th September 1832, he married Ruth Whitley [1812-1861] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Hatfield, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Isabella [1834-1854] who was a dressmaker [1900], married William Jowett and died in childbirth
  2. Ann [b 1837] who (possibly) married George Robinson
  3. William [b 1839]
  4. Edwin
  5. Thomas [b 1845]
  6. Charles Edward

The family lived at the Gaol.

Living with them [in 1851] was John's mother Ann (matron and cook) 

Ruth died 12th September 1861 (aged 50).

John died 16th April 1880 (aged 68).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3303].

Also interred in the same grave – though not mentioned on the headstone – are: their daughter Isabella Jowett [died 24th August 1854, aged 19 years], their grandson John William Jowett [died 8th September 1854, aged 1 month], and their granddaughter Kate Robinson [died 6th December 1857, aged 4 months]

Marchant, Joseph CrowtherRef M343
[1853-1909] He was a carpet designer / licensed victualler at the Plummet Line, Halifax [1909].

A Joseph C. Marchant was landlord of the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1906]

He married Mary Elizabeth Burrows.

Children:

  1. Clement John

Marchant, RichardRef M789
[1826-1875] A butcher in Halifax.

In March 1849, Richard Summerscales was found guilty of having stabbed, cut and wounded Marchant with intent to do him bodily harm.

On 2nd January 1849, Marchant had been to a ball & tea-party at the Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax with a lady friend. Summerscales was also there.

After the ball, the 2 men met, and Summerscales made some insulting remarks to Marchant's companion. A scuffle ensued, and the men fell. Summerscales got up, drew a knife and stabbed Marchant in the neck. Marchant got up and walked a few steps before falling.

A surgeon was called, and he found a severe wound upon the sheet of the carotid artery, which, had it been touched would have proved fatal.

Marchant, RobertRef M1795
[1851-1???] Born in Sandal.

He was a potter [1881] / innkeeper at the Black Horse, Clifton [1901] / innkeeper at Carr lane, Slaithwaite [1911]

He married Maria [1854-19??] from Castleford.

Children:

  1. John H [b 1876] who was an assistant in railway signal box [1891]
  2. Eliza E [b 1878] who was a milliner's apprentice [1891]
  3. George Richard [b 1879] who was a bricklayer [1901]
  4. Alfred [b 1887] who was an iron moulder [1901]

The family lived at

  • 6 Long Acre, Castleford [1881]
  • 9 Oxford Street, Castleford [1891]
  • 1 Carr lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was boarder Abram Fisher [aged 46] (engineman at colliery) 

Marchant, ThomasRef M1564
[1787-1825] Son of William Marchant.

He and other members of his family were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel closed, the graves were moved from the site to Stoney Royd Cemetery [1883]

Marchant, ThomasRef M1410
[1844-1???] In 1868, he married Isabella Holt at Rochdale Town Hall.

Children:

  1. Belle

The family went to live in the USA

Marchant, WilliamRef M1404
[1754-1825] Born in Warley.

He was landlord of the Union Cross, Halifax.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas
  3. Francis [b 1820] who died at the age of 3 months

Members of the family were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel closed, the graves were moved from the site to Stoney Royd Cemetery [1883]

Marchant, WilliamRef M1405
[1777-1836] Son of William Marchant.

Born in Warley.

He was the first governor of Halifax Debtors' Gaol.

On 26th June 1803, he married Ann / Hannah Woodcock [1780-1861] in Halifax.


Ann came from Rochdale.

She became matron and cook at the Gaol

 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1810]
  2. John
  3. Joseph [b 1814]
  4. James [b 1817]
  5. William [b 1819] who was a cordwainer [1841]

The children were baptised at South Parade Wesleyan Church, Halifax.

The family lived at Halifax Debtors' Gaol.

William was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax [7th September 1836]

Marchant, WilliamRef M795
[1898-1918] He lived at 6 Aire Terrace, Rastrick.

He worked for Craven, Pearson & Company Limited, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 29th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], and on Rastrick War Memorial

Marchetti, GiulioRef M20
[1844-1931] Guilio (Julian) Romolo Cesare Enrico Marchetti.

JP.

Son of Ulisse Marchetti of Rome.

Born in Rome [5th June 1843].

He was educated in Rome, Zürich and Paris.

As a young man, he fought with Garibaldi and was one of his most trusted lieutenants. King Humbert made him a Knight of the Crown of Italy for services rendered to the country.

He came to England in 1865.

In 1871, he was a stuff merchant lodging at 7 Marlborough Road, Bradford.

In 1872, he worked as Manager for Crossley's Carpets at their London Warehouse.

By 1891, he was a naturalise British subject and using the Anglicised name Julien.

In 1897, he worked for Kell & Company of Bradford.

He was a director of the Ovenden Worsted Company Limited / Magistrate for the Borough of Halifax, (but he rarely sat and took no part in public life) [1904] / Chairman of John Crossley & Sons [1919-1929].

He was interested in the cultivation of orchids.

On 29th June 1871, he married (1) Anne Crossley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margherita Virginia [1872-1925] who married J. H. Whitley
  2. Marc Ernesto

The family lived at

Staying with them [in 1891] were visitors Caroline Amy Hutton [b 1881], and G. B. Bird [b 1874] (carpet manufacturer).

Annie died 3rd September 1925.

On 24th January 1927, at the age of 83, he married (2) 75 year-old Ada Ann Georgiana Morley Smith.

In 1929, he moved to London.

He died at Walcot Lodge, Putney [4th January 1931].

He was buried at Putney Vale Cemetery.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £45,895.

See Kennedy Collection

Marchetti, John Roderick GiulioRef M178
[1901-1969] Aka Tommy, Thomas.

Son of Marc Ernesto Marchetti.

He was on the board at Crossley's Carpets, Joseph Stocks & Company Limited and Samuel Webster's Brewery.

He lived at

He was a founder member of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival [1934].

He had an affair with Ivor Novello who stayed with him at Howroyd Hall. Whilst staying at the Hall, Novello was inspired to write the book, lyrics and music for the musical Perchance to Dream including the hit song We'll Gather Lilacs.

Tommy died in 1969.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £98,507.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden alongside John David Hulme Woodfield

Marchetti, Marc Ernesto UlysseRef M708
[1874-1952] Aka Ernest.

Son of Giulio Marchetti.

Born in Putney, London.

He was a governing director of Crossley's Carpets [1931, 1935].

In [Q3] 1897, he married (1) Edith Mary Webster [1872-1945] in Halifax.


Edith Mary was the daughter of Isaac Webster
 

Children:

  1. John Roderick Giulio

Edith Mary died at Howroyd Hall [Q2 1945].

She was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland.

In [Q3] 1929, he married (2) Doris Josephine Leonard [1900-1994] in Kensington.


Doris Josephine came from London
 

Children:

  1. Una M. [b 1930]

The family lived at

Ernest died in Bridgwater, Somerset [Q3 1952]

Mare Hill, WarleyRef M235
House based around an earlier aisled house and rebuilt by John Murgatroyd around 1607.

Owners and tenants have included

Mare, Walter John de laRef M166
[1873-1956] The poet, known for his verse for children, visited the Halifax Child Study Association on 11th March 1925

Margerison, George AllanRef M1662
[1893-1916] Son of Reuben Margerison.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a spinner with John Crowther & Company

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He died 15th September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7D], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Margerison, ReubenRef M811
[1847-1919] He was a boot manufacturer.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Godley [1857-1929].

Children:

  1. George Allan

The family lived at 120 Brooks Street, Rastrick [1911]

Marian's ViewRef M410
A view of Shibden Valley painted around 1820 by John Horner.

It was commissioned by Anne Lister and named for her sister, Marian.

The painting was restored in 2002 and now hangs on the landing above the staircase at Shibden Hall

Marion, PatrickRef M574
[1871-1936] Between 1901 & 1911, they changed their surname from Marion to Marron.

Son of

Born in Halifax.

He was a street drain labourer [1901] / a storekeeper National Telephone Company [1911].

In 1896, he married Catherine Dean [1870-1934] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Eileen [b 1903]
  3. James [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 6 Albert Gallery, Halifax [1901]
  • 13 Musgrave Street, New Bank, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were widowed mother-in-law Bridget Dean [b Leeds 1850], married sister-in-law Grace Hannon [b  1877], and niece Marie Hannon [b 1899].

Catherine died in Halifax [Q1 1934].

Patrick died in Halifax [Q4 1936] (aged 65) 

MarketRef M21

Market Company, HalifaxRef M1032
In 1810, the Company lobbied for an Act of Parliament which was passed to force all street traders to move into the new building. No person was allowed to set up any stall in the streets or stand with a basket in order to sell their wares.

Trustees of the Company, included Robert Alexander, Thomas Bradley, Thomas Lister, William Norris, William Rawson, and John Waterhouse.

See New Market

Market Cross, HalifaxRef M199
The Halifax market cross – described as three storeys high with an ugly cross and stone steps – stood in Old Market, and was demolished in 179?


Question: When was the Market Cross removed?

 

See Union Cross Inn, Halifax

Market DayRef M349
The following Market Days have been recorded in the district

TownMarket Day
BrighouseWednesday
EllandFriday
HalifaxSaturday
Hebden BridgeThursday
MytholmroydN/A
Sowerby BridgeTuesday, Friday
TodmordenWednesday, Friday, Saturday

See Early-closing day

Market HallRef M473
Halifax Piece Hall was renamed The Market Hall on Saturday, 17th June 1871. It subsequently reverted to the Piece Hall

Market Place Turkish Baths, HalifaxRef M960
The baths opened by Thomas Washington around 1879.

An advertisement for the business announced

Late of Gibbet Street

and

Entrance in Carrier Street

The baths closed around 1889

Market Ward, HalifaxRef M1383
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax. Recorded in 1866.

See Adam Battinson, Henry Edmunds, Henry Wadsworth and Frederick Whiteley

Markey, Rev ThomasRef M34
[1821-1857] From Mere, Wiltshire.

He was Curate at All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1851].

Edward Akroyd appointed Markey as curate for the Copley Schools.

He was Chaplain of the West Riding Debtors' Gaol and the Halifax Union.

In [Q4] 1843, he married Hannah Jones [1823-1???] in Richmond, Surrey.


Hannah came from Mile End, London
 

Both Thomas and Hannah were deaf.

They lived at 4 Harrison Road, Halifax [1851].

Thomas died 23rd August 1857 (aged 36).

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Markham, Mrs ElizaRef M1156
[18??-19??] In 1861, she ran a school in Sowerby Bridge

Markham, Rev J. W.Ref M1802
[19??-19??] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1960]

Markham, Robert DallingerRef M1157
[18??-19??] MCP.

In 1861, he ran a school in Sowerby Bridge

Marks & AinleyRef M879
Printers at Southgate, Elland [1927]

Marks & SpencerRef M1637
On 3rd February 1933, they opened a new building on Southgate, between Old Cock Yard and Cheapside.

Earlier buildings on site had been occupied by

When the business moved to new premises at Lower Woolshops, the Southgate building was taken over by Wilkinson's

Marks, H. StaceyRef M148
[1???-18??] RA.

Artist who worked on the decoration of All Souls' Church. Whilst working in the district, he decided to sketch the landscape at Salterhebble; as they left work, local workers thought that he was spying on them and began to stone him

Marks, JohnRef M515
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1719]

Marks, JonathanRef M548
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1721]

Markswell, JohnnyRef M1131
[1???-19??] Of Holywell Green. He worked at the mill of John Shaw & Sons and lost an arm in an accident there. He received compensation money, most of which he spent on drink, and became an alcoholic. He was a familiar sight in Stainland and Holywell Green. In attempts to beg and get beer money, he would bark at people. If this failed, he would
eat a buttered copy of The Yorkshire Post and a live frog

Marland, AbelRef M5940
[1797-1866] Son of John Marland.

He was roller maker at Strines Mill with his father John Marland & Sons / a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838] / Constable for Walsden [1838, 1848] / partner with his brother Ralph in Abel & Ralph Marland [1848] / unemployed [1851] / beer seller at Newbridge in Walsden [1861].


Question: Does anyone know which [1861] beerhouse this may have been?

 

In 1838, he, John Fielden (of Henshaw), and John Lord (of Knowlwood), were recorded as proper persons for Constables for the hamlet of Walsden.

In 1848, despite being elected Constable of Walsden, he fell foul of the law

He was seen in the company of Mrs Sarah Priestley – daughter of Robert Law – a relative by marriage, at the Lord Nelson Inn, Todmorden.

Late that night they set off to walk home together. They reached a point just above Smithyholme Lock when for some reason they both fell in the water. Abel managed to get out, but seeing Sarah in the water, he jumped in and dragged her to the edge, but was unable to pull her out. He called for assistance, but by the time she was pulled out, she was dead.

At the inquest, Abel was severely reprimanded as the following extract from the inquest report indicates:

The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death, after which the Coroner gave Marland a severe castigation and made him to understand that though there was not sufficient evidence to warrant his committal, it did not exonerate him in the eye of the public, as to his foul and disgraceful intentions in persuading, or even allowing, the deceased to go by such a dangerous road in the dead of night.

Mr Fielden cautioned him to be more careful of his conduct in future.

See

In 1818, he married Alice Fielden [1798-1878].

Children:

  1. Emma
  2. Edwin
  3. John
  4. Robert
  5. James
  6. Nancy

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

After his death, his widow moved to Keighley

Marland's: Abel & Ralph MarlandRef M4900
Established by Abel and Ralph, sons of John Marland, after their father's death in 1848. They continued their father's business at Strines Mill, Walsden

Marland, JohnRef M111
[1769-1848] Son of Jonas Marland.

Born in Stalybridge, Cheshire.

He moved to Walsden with his family and elderly father about 1800.

He was an iron roller manufacturer, first in a workshop at Higher Dobroyd, Todmorden as John Marland & Sons with his sons John, Abel and Ralph [from about 1812].

They moved to Waterstalls Mill, Walsden [1817].

They moved to Strines Mill, Walsden [about 1819].

He was the first known landlord of the Woodcock Inn, Walsden [around 1825].

They were at Strines Mill until his death in 1848 when the firm became Abel & Ralph Marland.

He married Nancy.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Abel
  3. Ralph
  4. Jonas
  5. Emma

He died in Walsden

Marland, JohnRef M4600
[1795-1874] Son of John Marland.

Born in Mottram, Cheshire, he moved to Walsden with his parents as a youngster [around 1800].

He was a partner in Law & Hudson / a partner in John Marland & Sons / trading alone at Sun Vale Works, Walsden [1845, 1861] / a roller maker employing 50 men [1851] / an iron roller maker (at Sun Vale House) employing 70 men and 15 boys [1861].

In August 1845, he was declared bankrupt.

He married Mally, daughter of Robert Law

Children:

  1. Jonas
  2. James
  3. Samuel
  4. Robert
  5. Martha
  6. Mary
  7. Nancy

In 18??, he retired to the Queens Hotel, Parrock, Rochdale, where his daughter Martha was the inn keeper

Marland's: John Marland & SonsRef M3400
Iron roller manufacturers established about 1812 by John Marland with his sons John, Abel and Ralph, in a workshop at Higher Dobroyd, Todmorden.

John Marland (junior) left the family firm and was trading alone at Sun Vale Works, Walsden [1845]

Marland, RalphRef M9450
[1???-1???] Son of John Marland.

Partner with his brother Abel in Abel & Ralph Marland [1848]

Marland, RobertRef M2110
[1830-1878] Son of machinist John Marland.

Born in Walsden.

He was a machinist [1862].

On 26th March 1862, he married Lucy / Louisa, the illegitimate daughter of Mary Ann Titterington and Robert Thompson.

Children:

  1. Robert Eli
  2. John Titterington [b 1864]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1870]

The family lived at Rose Grove, Midgley [1891].

Living with the widowed Louisa [in 1891] was her mother Mary Ann Alderson

Marland, Robert EliRef M1513
[1863-1936] Son of Robert Marland.

He was a painter, grainer & decorator [1891] / a paper-hanger [1893].

He established business as a picture framer, and painter and decorator.

In [Q3] 1892, he married Lilly Malinda Crabtree in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1895]

They lived at

  • Belle Vue Terrace, Luddenden [1881]
  • Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [1893]
  • Wrea Green, Fylde, Lancashire [1901, 1911]

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Marlborough Hall, HalifaxRef M22
Crossley Street. This was originally the Halifax Mechanics' Institute. It was built in 1857.

The concert hall could accommodate 700.

It became the Gem, the first cinema in Halifax.

During World War II, the Hall was used as a canteen for the forces.

Between 1948 and 1950, it became the YMCA headquarters.

In September 1965, fire caused damage estimated at pound;5,000.

See Shirley Crabtree, Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society offices and Town Hall Chambers, Halifax

Marle, Rev R.Ref M260
[18??-19??] He was Curate at St Peter with St Paul, Liverpool before becoming Vicar of Cross Stone [1917]

Marler, JohnRef M491
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1785]

Marley, DominicRef M1759
[1835-1878] Son of Mary & Patrick Marley.

He was a soldier in the 98th Regiment of Foot.

He died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [8th May 1878] (aged 43).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: K 942 D]

Marples, AlexanderRef M244
[1880-1961]

In [Q4] 1900, he married Mary Louisa Poyser [1873-1941] in Bakewell.

Children:

  1. Jack [1915-13th March 1933]

The family lived at Brighouse [1939].

Alexander died 19th January 1961 (aged 81) 

Mary Louisa died 23rd March 1941 (aged 68) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-B17]

Marples, Rev JohnRef M813
[18??-18??] He served at Shefield and West Burton before becoming Minister at Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn [1860]. He left in August 1863 to serve at Darlaston, Staffordshire

Marquis of HalifaxRef M189
George Savile was created the first Marquis in 1679, and his son, William, was the second Marquis. William died without heir and the title became extinct

Marriott & MuffRef M872
Fancy worsted manufacturers.

Recorded in 1915, when they were Horley Green Mills, Halifax

Marriott, ArthurRef M1505
[1919-1945] Son of Blanche & Arthur Marriott of West Vale.

Born in Rotherham.

He lived in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 170th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.

He died 16th March 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at Prague War Cemetery, Republic) (Czech Czechoslovakia [Grave Ref IV E 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Marron, JohnRef M899
[1897-1918] Son of Patrick Marron

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax / a doffer at worsted mill [1911] / employed by the British Millerain Company Limited.

He lived at 18 Musgrave Street, Godley Bridge, Halifax.

He was engaged to Nellie.

During World War I, he enlisted at Wetherby [12th April 1915], and served as a Private with A Battery 84th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was twice wounded & gassed.

He died in No.12 Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium of wounds received in action [4th November 1918] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [7th December 1918].

He was buried at Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II C 31].

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

Marrs, Rev D. E.Ref M699
[19??-19??] He was vicar at Natland [Carlisle] before becoming Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1956]. In 1963, he was appointed vicar at Penrith

Marsden...Ref M23
The entries for people & families with the surname Marsden are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Marsden Brothers, Holden & CompanyRef M1004
Silk spinners and manufacturers at Lilly Mill, Halifax [1874].

Originally James Cockroft & Company.

In 1869, Cockroft left the partnership, and the business became Marsden Brothers & Holden.

Partners included the Marsden brothers John Marsden, Thomas Marsden, Charles Marsden, and brother-in-law George Holden. They took over Lilly Lane Mill, Halifax around 1871.

In February 1875, the company was charged with having infringed a patent for

an improved machine for cleaning and smoothing spun thread or yarns and other similar fibrous materials

which was owned by Samuel Cunliffe Lister.

The business later became Clay & Marsdens

The business was at (1) Calder Bank Mill, Rastrick or (2) Snake Hill Mill, Rastrick. When the Marsdens moved, John Cheetham & Son took over the Mills.

See Clayton, Marsdens, Holden & Company

Marsden's Homœopathic Stores, BrighouseRef M1402
On the ground floor of the Oddfellows' Hall, Brighouse [1908].

The Brighouse nuisance officer had his offices in the store

Marsden's: James Marsden & SonRef M1144
Stone merchants at Lower Edge Quarries, Rastrick [1874]

Marsden's: Samuel Marsden & CompanyRef M966
Woollen manufacturer at Providence Mill, Elland [1905]

Marsden-Smedley, Annie WinifredRef M55
[1871-1958] Daughter of John Thomas Marsden-Smedley of Riber Castle, near Matlock, Derby.

She married Percival Child Crossley.

Her sister, Caroline married his brother, Charles Wheatley Crossley

Marsden-Smedley, CarolineRef M52
[1865-1925] Daughter of John Thomas Marsden-Smedley of Riber Castle, near Matlock, Derby.

In 1894, she married Charles Wheatley Crossley.

Her sister, Annie Winifred married his brother, Percival Child Crossley

Marsh...Ref M149
The entries for people & families with the surname Marsh are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Marsh BridgeRef M4
Cragg Vale. The Hinchliffe Arms and the church of St John in the Wilderness are here

Marsh Farm, SouthowramRef M363
The farm stood on a plot of land called Marsh Fold on the eastern side of Twinge Lane at its junction with Marsh Lane and faced almost due south looking towards Law Lane and with Law Hill House slightly to the right.

Joseph Thwaites owned the property until his death in 1854, when it passed to John Hebblethwaite.

The property was known as

  • Marsh, Southowram when John Hebblethwaite lived here [1861, 1881]
  • Marsh Fold, Southowram when he lived here [1871]
  • Marsh Farm, Southowram on his gravestone [1882]

John was the first Hebblethwaite to live at Marsh.

The old farmhouse was demolished about 1875 for stone quarrying.

There is a datestone J & J.H.

Marsh Farm was rebuilt by John Hebblethwaite

The new house was named Broomfield, but some time later it once again became known as Marsh Farm

See Upper Marsh Farm, Southowram and Upper Marsh, Southowram

Marsh Fold, SouthowramRef M1597
See Marsh Farm, Southowram

Marsh Grove, Cragg ValeRef M678
Early 19th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Marsh Hall, NorthowramRef M146
Lands Head Lane. The house was formerly called Landshead.

The original house was built around 1550.

Dates and initials – IOM – over the main door show that it was owned by James Oates and his first wife, Mary in 1626.

Plasterwork includes the decorative arms of Northumberland, Oxford, Arundell (dated 1637) and Winchester, Cumberland, Kent, Darby, Shrewsbury A part of the plasterwork is dated 1635 I O M for James Oates.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

In 1936, it was listed as 3 dwellings occupied by

  • #1 Bessie Wood
  • #2 John Jennings
  • #3 Ernest Squires

There is a magnificent 36-light mullioned window at the south side, and beautiful plasterwork on the ceilings and friezes of some of the rooms.

The building has recently been restored as a private residence. It is now 3 dwellings.

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

Marsh's: John Marsh & CompanyRef M999
Omnibus and cab proprietors and undertakers.

See Isaac Hitchen

Marsh's: John Marsh & SonsRef M1547
Confectionery & cake-making business established around 1873, by John Marsh.

Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a confectioner at 7 Silver Street, Halifax. The advertisement announced


(LATE E. WEBSTER & CO.) 
WEDDING & BIRTHDAY CAKES

MADE TO ORDER PIGEON PIES, JELLIES, MACCAROONS &c

His sons Thomas William, Arthur, and John carried on the business.

In 1882, the business moved to 12 Silver Street, Halifax. The premises housed the bakery, showrooms, and refreshment rooms.

They were still there in 1900, and they had the Commercial Street Restaurant, Halifax.

In 1937, the business was at 17 & 20 Silver Street, Halifax.

In 1943, they had a bakery at West Grove, Hopwood Lane.

The firm was known for its

Confectionery
Cakes
Pies
Spiced meats
An advertisement for the business in 1943 announced that they were


Caterers for the Royal Luncheons on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales 15th October 1926 and their Majesties the King and Queen, 20th October 1937
 

Marsh, WarleyRef M540
House associated with the Mawde family

MarshaliteRef M186
Prefabricated / reconstituted stone produced by Marshall's

Marshall'sRef M1331
Common carriers at Heptonstall.

Partners included Abraham Marshall and Thomas Marshall.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1826

Marshall...Ref M333
The entries for people & families with the surname Marshall are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Marshall & CompanyRef M1679
Stone masons & contractors at Brighouse. Recorded in 1890. Partners included William Naylor Marshall, Arthur Blackburn, Harry Wood, and William Naylor Marshall.

See Bryn Terrace, Brighouse

Marshall & GreenwoodRef M972
Quarry owners and stone merchants at West Lane, Southowram [1905].

Partners included Samuel Marshall and John Greenwood

Marshall & NormingtonRef M1145
Stone merchants at Lower Edge Quarries, Rastrick [1874]

Marshall & RileyRef M87
Cotton spinners at Land Mill, Colden.

Partners included John Marshall and Harry Riley.

The partnership was dissolved in November 1808

Marshall & StevensonRef M970
Reed and temple makers at Ridgefoot, Todmorden [1905]

Marshall & TathamRef M969
Cotton manufacturers at Nanholme Mill, Todmorden [1905].

Established by Abraham Marshall and John James Tatham when they inherited the business of Barker Olinthus Sutcliffe

Marshall & WalkerRef M1033
Stone quarrier at Pinfold Quarry, Elland [1896, 1905] and Middle Delph Quarry, Rastrick [1905]

Marshall, Brooks & CompanyRef M1045
Dyers and finishers of Sowerby Bridge. In 1885, the company bought Ramsden Wood Mill, Walsden and Spring Mill, Walsden

Marshall BrothersRef M1040
Drinks bottlers with business at 4 Winding Road, Halifax.

Some of their bottles feature a figure which is said to be John Bull or one of the Marshall Brothers

The Marshall CharityRef M1476
In his will, Harold Marshall left £2,500 in trust to establish The Marshall Charity in memory of his wife, Gertrude, and his 2 daughters, for the upkeep of Halifax Parish Church so long as it is the principal parish church in the town of Halifax.

Marshall's: E. Marshall & CompanyRef M1052
Human hair merchants and hairdressers' sundriesmen at Bedford Street North, Halifax [1905]

Marshall's (Halifax) LimitedRef M990
In 1964, the Halifax Tool Company Limited became Marshall's (Halifax) Limited.

Their principal subsidiaries include Brookes Limited, Craig Brothers Limited, Fielden Engineers Limited, Halifax Tool Company Limited, Halco Drilling International Limited, Halifax Tool Company South Africa (Pty) Limited, Higher Speed Metals Limited, Marshall's (Kelso) Limited, Marshall's (Midlands) Limited, Marshall's (Rotherham) Limited, Marshall's (Teesside) Limited, R. Wild Limited, Reliance Mercury Limited, and S. Marshall & Sons Limited

Marshall Hall, EllandRef M241
Owners and tenants have included

Marshall's: Harold Marshall EngineeringRef M1827
Halifax engineering firm established in 1974. In the late 1990s, the business was acquired by Greening & Crowther

Marshall, Huntriss & CompanyRef M988
Legal Firm at Cadney House, Fountain Street, Halifax.

See G. R. B. Bancroft and Harold Marshall

Marshall's: John, Reuben & James MarshallRef M1323
Fancy manufacturers at Rastrick. Partners included John Marshall, Reuben Marshall, and James Marshall.

In January 1848, he was declared bankrupt

Marshall's: Joshua Marshall & Company LimitedRef M976
Pianoforte, organ and musical instrument exporters and merchants, tuners and repairers, and publishers. The business was established around 1886.

It became a limited company in 1890.

They had branches at Halifax [at the Albany Music Rooms], Huddersfield [their headquarters], Bradford, Barnsley, Dewsbury, Castleford, and Wakefield

Marshall's LimitedRef M1693
Car sales and motor engineers at Mayfield Garage, King Cross Lane

Marshall's: S. Marshall & Sons LimitedRef M1019
Stone quarrying company established by Solomon Marshall and his son Ernest.

In 1896, there was a stone quarry at West Lane, Southowram.

They were at other sites in Southowram.

In 1963, the company became a public company, Marshalls PLC.

See Birds Royd Quarry, Brighouse, Brier Lane, Southowram, Cromwell Quarries, Southowram, Halifax Tool Company Limited, Marshall's Quarry, Southowram, Lincoln Shackleton, Watson Quarries, Southowram and White Rock Quarry, Sowood

Marshall, Woodhouse & CompanyRef M1333
Fancy cloth manufacturers at Rastrick.

The partnership was dissolved in October 1838

Marshalls PLCRef M1027
Southowram-based stone quarrying and construction company founded as S. Marshall & Son Limited by Solomon Marshall in 1903. In 1963, the company became a public company, Marshalls PLC.

The company's Southowram stone is widely-used in Britain – including the streets of London, the new London Bridge, and Trafalgar Square – and exported all over the world.

In 1899, a block measuring 11 ft by 9 ft by 17 ins was quarried – this was the largest block excavated at Southowram.

In 1937, the company began to produce Marshalite, a reconstituted stone used in building and paving.

In the 1960s, the company took over Joseph Brooke Limited. On 14th January 1987, a fire caused considerable damage.

Marshalls is now a group of companies involved in manufacture of drilling and mining equipment, in addition to the traditional stone production and processing. They are the world's largest producers of hydraulically-pressed concrete.

See Greening & Crowther Engineering Group and Southage's

Marshaw Bank, Cragg ValeRef M1810

Marshaw Bridge, Cragg ValeRef M103
Bridge over the Cragg Brook near the Hinchliffe Arms.

Marschagh Brig is mentioned in 1316.

See John Cockcroft's Charity and Marshaw Bridge Mill

Marsland...Ref M193
The entries for people & families with the surname Marsland are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Marston, Charles BowlandRef M165
[1857-1901] Born in Ripon.

He was a solicitor's clerk.

In 1891, he married Alice Mary Ingram [1865-1950] in Ripon.


Alice Mary was born in Ripon
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [1892-1976] who never married
  2. Percy Ingram

The family lived at 24 Stanley Road, Halifax [1901]

Marston, Henry EdwardRef M329
[1897-19??]

In [Q4] 1941, he married Unknown in Halifax.

In April 1952, he was charged with the murder of his 7-year-old daughter Rosemarie Edith and his 9-year-old son Michael Anthony after their bodies were found when fire-fighters entered the burning building and broke into a locked bedroom at their home in St Augustine's Terrace, Halifax. Marston was lying semi-conscious with the children and had wrist and chest wounds.

He was sentenced and imprisoned

Marston, P. L.Ref M933
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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


Question: Could this be Percy Ingram Marston?

 

Marston, Percy IngramRef M1501
[1893-1917] Son of Charles Bowland Marston.

Born in Halifax [14th October 1893].

He was educated at Ripon Grammar School / employed by the National Provincial Bank in Knaresborough.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was with the B.E.F [from March 1916], and was invalided home [September 1916]. After a period of recovery and training at the Cambridge Cadet School, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant [15th July 1917], and he returned to France [August 1917].

He died of wounds sustained in a bombing raid by enemy aircraft at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing [20th September 1917] (aged 23) 

He was buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France [Grave Ref II A 1].

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

Marston, WilliamRef M1773
[1892-1940] He lived at 4 Carlton Place, Halifax [1940].

He was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940.

He died on the same day at the West Hill Hotel, Halifax

Martha's Mount, Mill BankRef M213
In 1940, John Cheetham gave a public bench to the community at Mill Bank with the understanding that his wife, Martha, should have priority.

The site of the bench became known as Martha's Mount.

A bus stop and telephone kiosk now stand on the site

MarthwaiteRef M462
The fictitious name which Phyllis Bentley uses for Marsden in her Inheritance trilogy

Martin...Ref M841
The entries for people & families with the surname Martin are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Martin & SheardRef M1084
Watchmakers and jewellers at Broad Street, Halifax [1905]

Martin Green Lane Toll House, GreetlandRef M280

Martin Nest, Holywell GreenRef M668
Owners and tenants have included

Martin Sons & Company LimitedRef M683
Worsted coating manufacturers.

Recorded in 1915 & the 1930s, when they were at Martin's Mill, Pellon Lane

Martin Wood, MytholmroydRef M1829

Martindale, HalifaxRef M5010
9 Swires Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Martindale, JohnRef M130
[1853-19??] Born in Bolton, Lancashire.

He was a general labourer [1891] / a brewer's labourer [1901].

He married Betsy Reynolds [1854-1910].


Betsy was born in Bolton
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1874] who was a carpet mill hand [1891]
  2. Eliza A. [b 1880]
  3. Sarah J. [b 1883] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. Arthur [b 1885] who was a grocer's driver [1901]
  5. Betsy Reynolds [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  6. John [b 1890]

The children were born in Brighouse / Hipperholme.

The family lived at

  • Water Gate, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1891]
  • 70 Portland Road, Halifax [1901]

Betsy died 28th January 1910 (aged 56).

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G2]

Martineau, Rev RobertRef M1625
[1913-1999] He was a mathematician from Cambridge. before becoming Vicar of St George's Church, Ovenden [1946-1952]. He was remembered for going round his parish on skis in the snow of 1947.

He left Ovenden to serve at Allerton, Liverpool [1952]. He went on to be Suffragen Bishop of Huntingdon and then Bishop of Blackburn

Martinek, HelenRef M1260
[19??-] She stood unsuccessfully as the UK Independence candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [2001]

Martins Bank, BrighouseRef M1764
This branch of Martins Bank Limited was on the site of the Old Mansion House, Brighouse

Martins Bank Chambers, HalifaxRef M1602
New Crown Street.

Owners and tenants have included

See Martins Bank, Halifax

Martins Bank, EllandRef M1766
The Elland branch of Martins Bank Limited was at 1 Southgate. Built in 1873. The building was a branch of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited [1922]

Martins Bank, HalifaxRef M1763
In November 1928, to accommodate their purchase of Equitable Bank Limited, Martins Bank Limited bought the property at 16 Silver Street, Halifax.

They also took over 2 Silver Street as part of their purchase of Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited. This branch was retained until 1940 when the two Silver Street branches merged at number 16.

The Halifax branch was in the former Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society Offices at the junction of Central Street and Silver Street.

See Coiners, Halifax and Martins Bank Chambers, Halifax

Martins Bank, Hebden BridgeRef M1768
The Hebden Bridge branch of Martins Bank Limited was at 10 Market Place

Martins Bank, HipperholmeRef M1772
The Hipperholme sub-branch of Martins Bank Limited was at 13 Leeds Road. This was a sub-branch to Halifax

Martins Bank LimitedRef M318
The bank began as the Bank of Liverpool by Deed of Settlement in 1831. It was registered as Limited in 1882.

The name changed to the Bank of Liverpool & Martins [December 1918], and to Martins Bank Limited [January 1928].

It acquired the undertaking of Martins Bank Limited [1918] and the Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited [1920], the Equitable Bank Limited (registered as the Halifax Equitable Bank Limited) [1927] and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited in 1928.

In 1927, the bank acquired the Equity Bank Limited.

They had local branches at

The bank later merged with Barclays Bank.

See D. H. C. Briggs

Martins Bank, LuddendenfootRef M1770
This sub-branch of the Mytholmroyd branch of Martins Bank Limited was at Burnley Road.

Martins Bank, MytholmroydRef M1769
The Mytholmroyd branch of Martins Bank Limited was at Burnley Road. There was a sub-branch at Luddendenfoot

Martins Bank, RippondenRef M1765
This was a sub-branch to the Halifax branch of Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank, Sowerby BridgeRef M1767
The Sowerby Bridge branch of Martins Bank Limited was at 21 Town Hall Street, at the junction with Tuel Lane

Martins Bank, TodmordenRef M1771
The Todmorden branch of Martins Bank Limited was at 1 Bridge Street

Marton, StephenRef M30
[17??-17??] Of Stainland. Coiner charged with clipping and diminishing coins in 1769

Marvell, GeorgeRef M125
[1816-18??] Born in Northowram.

He was an overlooker in a worsted mill [1841] / a leather-seller [1851].

He married Jane Rawnsley.


Jane was the daughter of
William Rawnsley.

She was a milliner [1841, 1851]

 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1839]

In 1851, they were living with Jane's parents.

Members of the family were partners in Rawnsley & Marvell

Mary Law's CharityRef M332
In her will of 1701, Mary Law bequeathed money from her property at Lower Woodhouse and Rastrick for the maintenance of 4 poor widows of Rastrick, and to the use of a school for teaching 20 poor children to read and write, to be chosen within the townships of Rastrick and Brighouse. The property included the houses in Ogden Lane, Rastrick.

See Richard Sugden

Mary Towneley LoopRef M15
A 47-mile long circular track for horse-riders and walkers around the bridleways and paths of the south Pennines

Maryons, WyonRef M1273
A name which appears in several Stansfield family pedigrees

Mashon, RevRef M750
[19??-19??] Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [1940s]

Maslen, HarryRef M787
[1789-1835] Son of Thomas Maslen.

He was a Trustee of Rishworth Independent Church

On 18th August 1814, he married Mary Wilkinson at St Peter's Church, Birstall.


Mary was the daughter of Benjamin Wilkinson

Her sister Elizabeth married Michael Hoyle on the same day at the same church

 

Children:

  1. Eleanor who married Thomas Dean
  2. Mary Wade who married John Crabtree Parker
  3. Harry Sedgwick who emigrated to Australia
  4. Thomas William
  5. Harriet Esther [1829-1899] who married Michael Hoyle Wheelwright

The family lived on their farm near Beckenham, London.

In the mid-1820s, his wife inherited an interest in Rishworth School from her father, who was related to John Wheelwright. The family moved to Rishworth.

Harry became a master at Rishworth School, and Mary became the Matron.

Harry's widowed mother, Mary, lived with them.

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

Maslen, ThomasRef M1088
[17??-1???] He was a partner in the shipbroking firm of Bingley, Pitt & Maslen.

He married Mary Hopkins.

Children:

  1. Thomas John
  2. Harry

Maslen, Thomas JohnRef M1089
[1787-1856] Son of Thomas Maslen.

He was born and grew up in London but was sent to school in France at the age of 16 for at least a year.

In London he worked in a counting-house until appointed a Cadet in the Madras Army of the East India Company in 1807. In 1821, he retired as a Lieutenant on half-pay due to ill health.

He spent some time in London, but he was in Yorkshire in 1828 when he wrote the preface to his book The Friend of Australia, a plan for exploring Australia, which was published in 1830. The book had an imaginative map of Australia – which he had drawn in 1827 – showing an accurate outline of the continent and an imaginary inland sea separating the two parts of Australia: Australindia and Anglicania.

He lived at Small Lees, Soyland [1841], with a local housekeeper, Betty Shaw.

He was an early advocate of decimal currency, and wrote A New Decimal System of Money [published London 1841].

He wrote several books on town planning. In 1843, he was still in Ripponden when he published his last book Suggestions for the Improvement of our Towns and Houses of Halifax.

He died in London in 1856, tended by Betty Shaw. His niece, Mary Wade Parker, by then widowed, administered his small estate.

Mason'sRef M1598
Ladies' and children's outfitters. They were at 5 Woolshops, Halifax [1936] when the proprietors were S. Mason and H. M. Marsland

Mason...Ref M311
The entries for people & families with the surname Mason are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Mason & HoworthRef M1495
Published The Todmorden & Hebden Bridge Historical Almanack [1908, 1914].

They were at 4 Hall Street, Strand, Todmorden [1908, 1914]

Mason Green, OvendenRef M436
House. Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Lower Mason Green, Ovenden

Mason's: Mary Mason & SonRef M1593
They were listed as gardeners, nursery, & seedsmen, grocers, tea, &c dealers, at Old Market, Halifax [1822]

Masonic Hall, EllandRef M641
Southgate. Built by the Savile [No 1231] Masonic Lodge Recorded in 1905 & 1937

Masonic Hall, HalifaxRef M472
St James's Road.

The house was originally known as Heatherstone and was built in 18??.

Work began on the new Masonic Hall on 16th March 1868. The Hall opened on 30th June 1868. Prior to the opening of the Hall, the masons met at the Old Cock, Halifax.

The De Warren No 1302, St John No 1736, and Facula No 4825 Lodges met here.

See Freemasons' Hall, Halifax

Masonic Hall, Hebden BridgeRef M639
Hope Street. Built by the Prince Frederick No 307 Lodge

Masonic Hall, HipperholmeRef M471
Built in 1892 on land formerly owned by John Lister of Shibden Hall.

The Master's Chair was carved by Harry Percy Jackson.

The Lightcliffe [No 1332] Masonic Lodge was here [1937].

The building is now used by the Lightcliffe Freemasons

Masonic Hall, Sowerby BridgeRef M755
Eaglescliffe, Beech Road. Recorded in 1905

Masonic Hall, TodmordenRef M432
White Hart Fold. Built by the Todmorden Masonic Hall Company.

The corner stone was laid on 2nd August 1860.

Opened 5th June 1862.

The building is inscribed No. 363 with oak leaves and No. 266 with ivy leaves.

See Sam Baldwin and Stanley Club, Todmorden

Masonic Hall, West ValeRef M268
The Freemasons – notably the Savile [No 1231] Masonic Lodge – moved into Willow Royd, West Vale in 1926.

Later, they were joined by the Mexborough Masonic Lodge and the Ryburn [No 1283] Masonic Lodge

Masonic LodgesRef M507

Masonic Rooms, BottomsRef M474
Built by the Prince George [No 308] Masonic Lodge

Masons' & Delvers' UnionRef M843
See Stag's Head, Shibden

Massam, HenryRef M503
[1850-1930]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James Henry

The family lived at 7 Dudwell Terrace, Halifax [1920]

Massam, James HenryRef M502
[1881-1920] Son of Henry Massam.

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

He died aboard the HMS Pembroke [22nd January 1920] (aged 39).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 77].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Masser, John ThorntonRef M122
[1855-1929] Son of Thomas Masser.

Born in Bradford.

He was a solicitor [1907].

On 11th July 1885, he married Jesse Margaret Legge from London.

They lived at Oaks, Rastrick

Masser, ThomasRef M909
[1811-1883] Born in York.

He was a tailor & woollen draper [1851] / a woollen draper [1861]

On 23rd March 1845, he married (1) Mary Thornton at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.


Mary was the daughter of
John Thornton
 

Mary died October 1845.

In 1847, he married (2) Hannah Thornton.


Hannah was the daughter of John Thornton and sister of his first wife Mary
 

Children:

  1. John Thornton

The family lived at

Thomas died 6th August 1883.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £4,144 16/4d.

The will was proved by his widow and his son

Hannah died 28th July 1907.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,356 4/4d.

Probate was granted to her son

Massey, John ThomasRef M236
[1893-1960]

In [Q2] 1920, he married Doris Emma Laycock [1897-1979] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Derek [1926-19th September 1935]

John Thomas died 30th August 1960 (aged 67) 

Doris Emma died 17th November 1979 (aged 82) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-C19]

Massey, Rev JosephRef M820
[1798-1840] A native of Blackburn.

He trained at Idle [1822-1826] and served at Hyde, Cheshire before becoming Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1836-1840].

He married Mary [1795-1857].

Children:

  1. Sarah Mary [1832-1865]

Joseph died 8th December 1840 [aged 42]. Mary died 10th August 1857 [aged 62].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Masten, MrRef M1609
[1???-1835] Notice of his death described him as
Victualler of Rishworth School

Master, Rev AlfredRef M1512
[1835-1916] Sixth and youngest son of the Venerable Robert Mosley Master, Archdeacon of Manchester, and incumbent of Burnley [for 30 years].

Born in Royle, Burnley.

He was vicar of Holme, Cliviger, Burnley.

In August 1887, he married Mary Charlotte Whitaker [1853-1912].


Mary Charlotte was born in Holme, Cliviger, the only child of Thomas Hordern Whitaker JP DL, of Holme

She was a generous benefactor to Todmorden. She rebuilt Holme schools, restored and gave an organ & font to the church, and largely assisted another Church near Littleborough.

In 1900, she gave land to, and paid the entire cost of, the construction of St Michael & All Angels' Church, Cornholme

 

After their marriage, he changed the surname to Master-Whitaker.

Children:

  1. daughter [b 8th April 1891] who was stillborn

They lived at

  • The Holme, Cliviger, Lancashire [1891]
  • Oaklands, near Holme [1912-1916] which his wife had bought for a vicarage

Mary Charlotte died 1st March 1912 (aged 59).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £13,692 10/1d.

Probate was granted to Roger Whitaker Nowell Esq.

On her death, the Holme estate passed to Captain Rawdon MacNamara


He was the son of Colonel MacNamara, of the Irish Fusiliers, who lived at The Holme [1916].

His mother was a distant relative of the Mrs Master-Whitaker.

He assumed the name of Whitaker, and became Captain Rawdon MacNamara-Whitaker

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the Royal Irish Fusiliers

 

Alfred died at Henblas, Sefton Road, Colwyn [17th August 1916] (aged 80).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £23,423 6/10d.

Probate was granted to Harry Pierce and Roger Whitaker Nowell Esq

Masters, GeorgeRef M1825
[1874-1939] Son of Frank Masters, tailor.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a painter of Commercial Street, Wadsworth [1897] / a trunk painter in tinplate shop [1901] / a painter in trunk shop [1911].

In 1897, he married (1) Mary Hannah Sutcliffe [1876-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah, of Weaver's Square, Heptonstall, was born 9th May 1876, the illegitimate daughter of Ann Sutcliffe, of Heptonstall; father not recorded.

Ann was the daughter of Eli Sutcliffe, & married [1879] Levi Greenwood

 

Children:

  1. Edith [1898-18th June 1958] who was a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  2. Frances [b 1899]

Mary Hannah died in Todmorden (possibly in childbirth)  [13th April 1899] (aged 22).

In 1901, George & daughter Edith were living with Levi Greenwood & family.

In [Q4] 1901, George married (2) Marzilla Walton [1880-1961] in Todmorden.


Marzilla was born in Heptonstall.

She was a fustian sewing machinist [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Anice [b 1903]
  2. Wilfred Victor [b 1904]

The family lived at West Laith, Heptonstall [1911].

George died 9th January 1939 (aged 64).

Marzilla died 19th January 1961 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Matcham, FrankRef M7001
[1854-1920] A great theatrical architect and designer of his day.

His work included the Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax, the London Palladium, and the Blackpool Grand Theatre

MathematicsRef M1081

Mather, AbrahamRef M873
[1786-1832] Born in Clifton, Lancashire.

He was a slater [1816, 1819, 1824, 1832].

On 11th March 1815, he married (1) Margaret Liddle at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret was the daughter of
Nicholas Liddle
 

Children:

  1. Jane [bapt 1816]
  2. Sarah [bapt 1819]

The family lived at

  • Halifax
  • Manchester
  • Rossendale

He was a labourer [1808].

On 6th May 1808, he enlisted and was described as

5'4", round visage, grey eyes and brown hair

On 25th October 1808, he joined Captain Pigott's Company as a Private with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment.

On 25th February 1809, he transferred as a Drummer.

He served in the Scheldt Campaign and remained with the Battalion until 14th July 1812, when he was ordered to Recruiting, where he remained until his discharge on 5th June 1815.

On account of his job in recruiting, he did not serve in the Peninsula War, but remained in England throughout and was not entitled to a medal claim.

The groom's signature on marriage records suggest that he may have married twice bigamously in Manchester:

On 18th April 1824, he married (2) Hannah in Manchester Cathedral.


Hannah was the widow of Mr Barratt
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [bapt 1827]

On 25th April 1832, he married (3) Mary in Manchester Cathedral.


Mary was the widow of Mr Aldridge

Mary died of cholera [30th June 1832]

 

Abraham (possibly) died in the Manchester Cholera epidemic [2nd July 1832].

Margaret died in Haslingden, Lancashire [21st April 1879] (aged 83).

She was buried at St James's Church, Haslingden

Mather, Dr John A. de VilleRef M810
[1881-1969] Born in Haslingden [Q4 1881].

He was a doctor in Todmorden.

He lived at Heatherlow, Todmorden.

He and Dr Stella Brown were placed under quarantine during the smallpox outbreak which occurred in Todmorden on 18th March 1953.

He married (1) Amy Holbrook [1882-1954].

Children:

  1. Northage

Amy died Q4 1954 (aged 72).

In [Q4] 1955, he married (2) Stella Henderson Brown in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Barbara

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Mather, Dr Northage John de VilleRef M818
[1912-2003] BA (Hons Oxford 1933), MB, ChB.

Only son of Dr J. de Ville Mather.

Born in Todmorden [7th May 1912].

He qualified at Manchester [1937], and became Assistant Medical Officer County Mental Hospital, Prestwich [1940] / House Physician Manchester Royal Infirmary / Surgeon Lieutenant RNVR [World War II].

On 24th February 1940, he married Frances Mabel Bullough in Ince, Lancashire.


Frances Mabel came from Hindley, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Humphrey Northage de Ville [b 1941]
  2. Frances C. [b 1948]

They lived at

  • Claremont, Todmorden [1940-1942]
  • Frieldhurst, Sowerby [1946-1962]

John died in North Yorks District [Q1 2003]

Mather, W.Ref M1233
[18??-18??] Tailor at Halifax.

In February 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Matthew, HenryRef M1242
[1860-1???] Or Mathew.

Son of John Mathew, shoemaker.

Born in Littleborough.

He was a weaver of Ovenden [1881] / a dye house labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dye house labourer [1911].

In 1881, he married Sarah Ann Atkinson [1861-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Cross Field, Halifax, was the daughter of John Atkinson, shoemaker
 

Children:

  1. Charley / Charles
  2. Lomas [1895-1902]
  3. Otis [1899-1906]

The family lived at

  • 5 Shay Lane, Ovenden, Halifax [1891]
  • 11 Old Lee Bank, Ovenden, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Victoria Street North, Haley Hill, Halifax [1911]
  • 8 Nab End, Clayton Heights, Queensbury [1916]

Matthewman, Alfred John FredRef M778
[1854-1893] Born 28th September 1854.

He married Emily Haigh.


Emily was the daughter of
Edwin Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Stanley [20th December 1884-13th July 1924] who was interred at Belton, Great Yarmouth, & is remembered on his parents' grave

Alfred John Fred died 5th August 1893.

Emily died 9th May 1938.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D1A] with Emily's parents

Matthewman, JohnRef M1487
[17??-18??] Merchant at Halifax [1809]

Matthews, CharlesRef M1243
[1889-1916] Or Mathew, Matthew.

Son of Henry Matthew.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyehouse labourer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in hospital from gunshot wounds [5th October 1916] (aged 27).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [14th October 1916].

He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II F 5]

Matthews, Rev D. K. F.Ref M688
[19??-19??] Curate at Hebden Bridge [1954]. In 1955, he was appointed vicar of Grimethorpe

Matthews, GeorgeRef M115
[1???-18??] Of Brighouse.

He married Louisa Burnham [1805-1834].

Children:

  1. Anne [1833-1834] who died aged 5 months

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

Matthews, Rev Roy Ian JohnRef M501
[19??-] He was Vicar of Staincliffe and Vicar of Penistone before becoming Vicar of Brighouse [September 1972, 1975]. He was also Honorary Canon of Wakefield

Matthews, SamuelRef M929
[1831-1895]

He married Esther [1830-1913].

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. Clara Elizabeth [b 1868] who married Harry Holmes

Samuel died 1st November 1895 (aged 64).

Esther died 17th November 1913 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2538] with grandson Oswald Matthews Holmes

Matthews, Rev W. H.Ref M1867
[18??-19??] In 1897, he was Minister at Sowerby New Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland Primitive Methodist Chapel, Warley Clough Methodist Chapel, and Mytholmroyd Primitive Methodist Chapel

Matthews, WilliamRef M1715
[1829-1???] Born in Carlisle.

He was a fishmonger and keeper of the Tap Room at the Royal Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1861].

He married Ann [1833-1???] from Lazenby

Matthewson'sRef M1055
Cotton spinners at Shaw Lane Mill, Illingworth [1811]

Matthewson, HenryRef M297
Son of Matthew de Illingworth, aka Henry de Illingworth

Matthias, Rev EvanRef M829
[17??-1???] Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1784]. In 1786, he retired to Newcombe, Lancashire

Matthias, Rev J. D.Ref M1363
[18??-18??] Baptist Minister at Halifax. Recorded in August 1859, when he preached at Trinity Road Baptist Chapel, Halifax

Mattock's: C. W. Mattock LimitedRef M1012
Industrial Road / West Street / Watson Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

Manufacturing confectioners established by Charles W. Mattock.

Recorded in 1902, when the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle referred to the business as Mr Mattock's Tofferies.

On 13th May 1902, George Jones was injured whilst moving boards at the works.

Recorded in 1913.

See Mattock's Toffee, Charles E. Mattock and Charles Reginald Mattock

Mattock, Charles EdgarRef M697
[1888-19??] Son of Charles Whiteley Mattock.

He was a Director of C. W. Mattock Limited.

He married Emily Louise [d 1961]

Mattock, Charles ReginaldRef M696
[18??-1953] Manufacturing confectioner of C. W. Mattock Limited.

He lived at Lower Willow Hall.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £81,322

Mattock, Charles WhiteleyRef M747
[1850-1903] Confectioner who established C. W. Mattock Limited.

Son of Samuel Mattock.

In 1874, he married Margaret Ann Briggs [1850-1922] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha Alice [1875-1880]
  2. George William
  3. Samuel James [1881-1907]
  4. Charles Edgar
  5. Samuel James [1887-1907]

The family lived at

  • 8 Princess Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Round Bank, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Mattock, George WilliamRef M694
[1877-1952] JP.

Son of Charles W. Mattock.

On 3rd September 1902, he married Sarah Eliza Summerscales, at Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel.


Sarah Eliza was the daughter of John Summerscales of Sowerby Bridge
 

They lived at Hollings Hill, Sowerby Bridge.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £82,150

Mattock, SamuelRef M1541
[1820-1884] Shopkeeper in Sowerby Bridge [1851].

He married Mary Whiteley [1824-1896].

Children:

  1. Matilda [b 1835]
  2. Charles Whiteley
  3. Martha Ann [1856-1871]
  4. Maria Jane who died in infancy
  5. Jane who died in infancy

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

See Nimrod Scott

Mattock's ToffeeRef M59
Made by C. W. Mattock Limited

Maud, AbrahamRef M1629
[1790-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Maud & TurnerRef M1041
Halifax machine and tool makers established around 1865 by John William Maud and Benjamin Turner.

They had business at Perseverance Works, Halifax [1874, 1890] and 233 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905].

In 1887, they won the Silver Medal at the International Exhibition at Saltaire.

In 1890, they employed around 100 workers.

They were taken over by John Stirk & Sons Limited

Maud, BenjaminRef M1807
[1843-1907] Landlord of the Rose & Crown, Siddal [1901-1907].

In [Q1] 1869, he married Mary Ellen Richmond in Skipton. Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas

He died at Browning Avenue [1st December 1907] (aged 64).

Son Thomas took over at the Rose & Crown [1907-1919]

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: H 215 B]

Maud, ElyRef M734
[1773-1819] of Hightrees, Greetland.

Ely died 24th March 1819 (aged 46).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H9]

Maud, Eric JamesRef M1701
[1919-1940] Son of Thomas Henry Maud.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 2nd December 1940 (aged 21).

He was remembered on the family grave at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden at Grave Ref: Z 17, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Maud, IsabelRef M587
[15??-16??] She established Isabel Maud's Charity

Maud's: Isabel Maud's CharityRef M588
In her will of 1613, Isabel Maud gave £10 to purchase an annuity for the benefit of a school recently erected at a Halifax almshouse, and £8 to be loaned to 4 tradesmen.

Maud, JamesRef M728
[1768-1846] Of Copynook, Greetland. Son of William Maud.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church 26th December 1767].

He died 2nd February 1846 (aged 78).

He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H10] with his parents & John Thwaite

Maud's: James Maud & SonsRef M1028
Clog sole manufacturers of Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd.

Their factory at the Square, Mytholmroyd was destroyed by fire in 1901. The business was taken over by Walkley Clogs in 194?

Maud, JohnRef M741
[1737-1816] Of High Trees in Greetland.

He married Mary [1743-1807].

Children:

  1. Thomas [1777-9/9/1833]

Mary died 19th June 1807 (aged 64).

John died 14th September 1816 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: B1]

Maud, John WilliamRef M808
[18??-1???] Partner in Maude & Turner.

He lived at Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1874]

Maud, JonathanRef M724
[1???-16??] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Maud, JonathanRef M400
[1???-1682] Of Halifax

Maud, JonathanRef M1821
[16??-1685] Of Halifax.

He is recorded as having

confesst he had killed himself by drinking

He was buried 4th August 1685

Maud, MichaelRef M1823
[1616-1678] Of Halifax.

Heywood comments


he lived most of his time in Halifax, removed last May to Luddenden, died, wanted to be buried in Halifax. Mr Ffarrer sent his Hors-litter, carried him thither. Jan 23rd 1678. Age 62
 

Maud, ThomasRef M723
[16??-1682] MA.

Son of Jonathan Maud.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Maud, ThomasRef M590
[1875-19??] Son of Benjamin Maud.

Born in Embsay, near Skipton.

He took over from his father, becoming landlord of the Rose & Crown, Siddal [1907-1919].

He married Emily [1883-19??].

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1906]
  2. Edith [b 1908]
  3. Benjamin [b 1911]

Maud, Thomas HenryRef M947
[1884-1967]

In [Q4] 1909, he married Mary Hannah Sutcliffe [1889-1959] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eric James

The family lived at 7 Moorlands Close, Ovenden.

Mary Hannah died 30th August 1959 (aged 70).

Thomas Henry died 5th June 1967 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden at Grave Ref: Z17.

Son Eric James died in World War I, and is remembered on the family grave

Maud, WilliamRef M726
[1735-1800] Of Greetland.

On 19th September 1763, he (possibly) married Sarah Scott [1738-1814] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [1766-27th November 1836]
  2. James

William died 9th January 1800 (aged 65).

Sarah died 13th June 1814 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H10] with John Thwaite

Maud, WilliamRef M740
[1767-1811] Of Clough Head in Greetland.

He married Hannah [1768-1838].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Matthew

William died 27th February 1811 (aged 44).

Hannah died 28th August 1838 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: E11] with the grandchildren William & James, sons of Matthew

Maud, WilliamRef M490
[1869-1933] Son of Benjamin Maud.

Landlord of the Royal Oak, Stainland [1912-1921]

Maude...Ref M73
The entries for people & families with the surname Maude are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Maude & DysonRef M1749
Quarry owners at Southowram.

See Burial of Jonathan Walsh

Maude's Clog Soles LimitedRef M1036
Clog company established by James Maude.

They manufactured soles for clogs.

See Sam Morgan and Jack Uttley

Maude House, IllingworthRef M362
Aka Yew Tree, Height Farm

Maude's: John Maude & CompanyRef M1335
Worsted spinners at Elland-cum-Greetland.

Partners included John Maude and George Wilkinson.

The partnership was dissolved in June 1857.

In August 1864, the Company took an action against Mr Hirst, a retired tradesman of Hullen Edge House, who was alleged, by constructing a drift way, to have cut of the water from 2 ancient springs – the Town Well and the Dive Well – thus diverting water from the Company's land. The Judge agreed to accept a verdict for the Company

Maude's: John Maude & SonsRef M1002
Woollen and blanket manufacturer established by John Maude.

They were at Bankhouse Mill, Stainland [1905].

See Harry Norman Maude, Joseph Thwaite Maude, Maria Maude, Mary Louisa Maude and Sidney Maude

Maude's: John Maude & SonsRef M1035
Manufacturer of clog soles in Hebden Bridge. Founded by John R. Maude.

Taken over by Walkley's Clogs in June 1972

Maude's: R. Maude & Company LimitedRef M1100
Damask and tapestry manufacturers at Craven Edge Mills, Halifax [1905]

Maude: Riley & HargreavesRef M411
Worsted spinners at West Vale.

Partners included J. Maude, J. Riley and T. Hargreaves.

The partnership was dissolved in May 1870

Maude's: Robert J. MaudeRef M850
Coal & coke merchants at 7 Fountain Street, Halifax, and with a depot at St Paul's Station [1836]

Their advertisements said that the business was

Successor to Thomas Collinson

Maude's: W. & W. MaudeRef M1063
Boot manufacturers at Croft Mill, Hebden Royd [1905]

Maude's: W. & W. MaudeRef M1203
Rubber and asbestos manufacturers at 12 Cheapside, Halifax [1905]

Maudsley, Irvin ThomasRef M546
[1891-1916] Son of Joshua Maudsley.

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

He died of wounds [28th October 1916].

He was buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France [Grave Ref II D 39].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

His brother John Edward also died in the War

Maudsley, John EdwardRef M831
[1894-1916] Son of Joshua Maudsley.

He was an overlooker in a worsted mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action on the Somme [21st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother Irvin Thomas also died in the War

Maudsley, JoshuaRef M837
[1859-1929] Born in Settle.

He was a stone waller.

In [Q1] 1886, he married Ada Mary Wilson [1868-1925] in Clitheroe.


Ada Mary was born in Cockerham
 

Children:

  1. Irwin Thomas
  2. John Edward

The family lived at Dial Place, Mixenden Stones [1911].

Sons Irwin Thomas & John Edward died in World War I

Maughan, Rev C. A.Ref M920
[18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1905]

Maurice Jagger CentreRef M37
Winding Road, opposite Halifax Bus Station. Community centre for the disabled and the elderly of Calderdale. Named in honour of Maurice Jagger. Opened in 1982

Maurice, Rev MichaelRef M828
[17??-1773] He was Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1754]. In 1770, he moved to Pudsey

Maurice, Rev W.Ref M836
[17??-1802] A native of Ecclesfield. He was a student at Northowram school. He edited the Bolton Congregational Chapel Hymn Book

Maw, P. BaRef M525
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1953]. Later, Bishop

Mawd, MarmadukeRef M1596
[15??-1???] Halifax Constable [1583]

Mawd, SamuelRef M155
[15??-16??] Of Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary who married Israel Tillotson

Mawde, Ed.Ref M245
[15??-1???] A member of the Mawde family. He is recorded at what was later to be known as Haigh House [1579]

Mawde, JenetRef M315
[1534-1612] Of Halifax.

In 1552, she married (1) John Broadley.

In 1574, she married (2) George Fairbanks.

She died and was buried at Sowerby

Mawde, JohnRef M421
[1???-1???] Of Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1546] who married Richard Holdsworth

Mawde, JohnRef M1275
[1???-1546] Of Warley. He owned land at Aredwell.

He married Alison.

Children:

  1. William

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Mawde, JohnRef M544
[14??-14??] Son of John Mawde of Warley.

Around 1473, he and Richard Waterhouse leased The Bache, Warley from James Stansfield

Mawde, JonathanRef M1104
[16??-16??] A tenant in Sowerby [1664]

Mawde, Miss N. N.Ref M265
[1502-1???] Of Halifax.

She married Christopher Oldfield

Mawdsley & HargreavesRef M1097
Machine tool makers at Woodside Iron Works, Halifax [1905]

Mawe, George WilliamRef M1241
[1887-1914] Son of James & Sarah Mawe of Elland.

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

He died 28th August 1914 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan, on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Mawer, Rev J. W.Ref M1540
[18??-19??] Minister at United Methodist Free Church, Sowerby Bridge [1895, 1897]

Mawhood, RichardRef M299
[17??-17??] In November 1769, he attended the enquiry which had been called by the Marquis of Rockingham to discuss the problem of the coiners and the murder of William Deighton.

Mawson, CliffordRef M71
[1908-1959] Or Mawsen.

Born 2nd March 1908.

He was a storekeeper in a boiler works [1932] / an assistant storekeeper in a boiler works [1939].

In 1936, he married Laura Annie Connelly in Halifax.

They lived at 60 Howard Street, Halifax [1939].

He died in 1959.

In 1963, Laura Annie married (2) Walter Mitchell

Mawson, Mrs VioletRef M542
[1901-2006] Born in Hove Edge. She was the youngest of 9 children. She attended St Chad's School, Hove Edge. At the age of 12, she went to work in Woods Mill, Hipperholme.

At the age of 22, she married Wilfred.

She lived in Sowerby Bridge before moving to Holme Dene Nursing Home, Stafford Avenue, Halifax [2003]. She was survived by her only son Dennis [b 1923] who also lived at the Nursing Home. She died at the age of 105

Mawson's: W. & R. MawsonRef M1018
Architectural partnership. Successor to Lockwood & Mawson.

Their work includes

See Lloyds Building, Halifax

Mawson, WilliamRef M276
[1828-1889] Leeds-born architect. He formed the partnership Lockwood & Mawson with Henry Francis Lockwood

Maxfield, RichardRef M725
[1825-1913] Born in Skipton [June 1825].

He was a coachman (domestic) [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a retired coachman (domestic) [1901].

In [Q3] 1852, he married Margaret Anderson [1829-1904] in Skipton.


Margaret was born [June 1829] at Kirkby Malham, Craven District
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1853] who was a groom (domestic) [1871]
  2. John [1856-1905] who was a stable boy [1871], died in Horton and was buried with his parents
  3. Mary Palmer [b 1858] who was a woollen factory hand [1871]
  4. Thomas [b 1860] who was a woollen factory half-timer [1871], a groom (domestic) [1881]
  5. Margaret [b 1862] who was a woollen factory half-timer [1871], a dressmaker [1881]
  6. Lilly [b 1864] who was a milliner [1891]
  7. Sarah Isabella [1866-1947] who was a dressmaker [1881, 1891] who married Willie Kellett
  8. Richard

The family lived at

  • Burley, Yorkshire [1861]
  • Northowram Hall, Northowram [1871]
  • 2 St Cass, Northowram Hall [1881, 1891]
  • 1 St Cass, Northowram Hall [1901, 1911]

Margaret died in Northowram [19th June 1904].

Richard died in Northowram [20th July 1913] (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Coley Church

Maxfield, RichardRef M1709
[1867-1900] Son of Richard Maxfield.

Born October 1867.

Baptised at Coley [17th November 1867].

He was a stable boy (domestic) [1881] / staying with his brother William Maxfield at Stable Yard House, Canwell Hall, Stafford [1891] / landlord of the Stocks Arms, Northowram [3rd April 1897].

On 31st July 1897, he was fined £1 plus 8/6d costs for permitting drunkenness on his premises.

In [Q4] 1896, he married Amy Lydia Tivey [1868-1897] in Birkenhead.


Amy Lydia was born 8th February 1868, and baptised 24th March 1869 at St Peter's Church, Liverpool, the daughter of Catherine & Amos Tivey
 

Children:

The family lived at

  • Northowram Hall Stables, Halifax [1897]

Richard died in Northowram [1st July 1900] (aged 32).

Amy Lydia died in Northowram [6th February 1897] (aged 28).

She is mentioned in the List of Local Wills

The couple were buried at Coley Church

Maxwell, Hugh LockhartRef M1574
[19??-19??] Of Ickenham, Middlesex.

In 1937, he married Yvonne Sugden in Halifax.

He a distinguished career during World War II, and was a pilot during the Battle of Britain

He was a Squadron Leader with 600 Squadron of the RAF during World War II. This was a Blenheim and Beaufighter Squadron and was at Catterick during the Battle of Britain.

He was awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp on his 1939-1945 War Medal

May, CharlesRef M454
[1871-19??] Illegitimate son, born in Illogan Workhouse, Cornwall.

His uncle Tom May came to live in Todmorden, and brought Charles with him.

Charles was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1896, he married Betsy Alice Crossley [1874-19??] in Todmorden.


Betsy Alice was born in Todmorden, the daughter of
Peter Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911], & married [Rochdale Q2 1922] Alfred Firth
  2. Tom
  3. Percy [1900-1983] who married [Rochdale Q2 1927] Lottie B. Sutcliffe
  4. Annie [1903-1986] who married Alec Proctor
  5. Herbert [1911-1968]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 5 children of whom 4 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at 1 Dampier Street, Walsden [1901, 1911].

Living with them were niece Sarah A. Crossley [b 1885] (cotton weaver) [in 1901], and Betsy's sisters Mary Hannah Crossley [b 1863] (cotton drawer) [in 1901 & 1911], & Sarah Agnes Crossley [b 1885] (cotton weaver) [in 1901 & 1911].

The family moved to 1 Rock Nook, Littleborough [between 1911 and 1915].

Charles had the small shop beside the road bridge at the Littleborough end of the Summit Tunnel

May's Farm Shop, ColdenRef M1048
High Gate Farm, Edge Lane. Started in 1977 to support walkers and campers

May, Rev Henry HowardRef M706
[1872-19??] Born in Hungerford.

A Wesleyan minister.

In [Q3] 1900, he married Edith Amy Whiteley in Huddersfield.


Edith Amy was the daughter of
Joseph Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Emily Eileen Howard [b Sheffield 1901-1946]
  2. Kathleen Mary Howard [b Huddersfield 1903]
  3. Edith Howard [b Hampstead London Q3 1904]

Edith Amy died in childbirth with her third child.


A family story tells that the doctor had poison on hand during the delivery
 

In [Q3] 1906, Henry married Either Isabell Ainsworth or Lily Dewhirst in Knaresborough

May, MichaelRef M1127
[18??-1???]

In [Q2] 1872, he married Jane Burke [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at 2 Stoney Springs, Brearley [1916]

May, RevRef M860
[19??-19??] Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [mid 1960s]

May, TomRef M622
[1897-1916] Son of Charles May.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton spinner [1911].

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

He died 13th July 1916.

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII D 112].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance and on the Littleborough War Memorial

May, WilliamRef M690
[1884-1916] Son of Michael May.

Born in Brearley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 21st December 1916 (aged 32).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XX K 1].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Maycock & BellRef M1148
Architects at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1874]

Mayel, WilliamRef M243
[17??-1826] of Halifax.

He married Sarah [1756-1807].

Children:

  1. Martha who died 7th October 1794 (aged 1 year) 
  2. Sarah [bapt 10th August 1794]
  3. Catherine [bapt 2nd December 1796]

Sarah died 4th October 1807 (aged 51).

Sarah & daughter Martha were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 73]

William died in 1826.

He was buried in Halifax on 26th March 1826. His burial place is not yet known

Mayfield, BrighouseRef M1621
18 Church Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

It was later known as Hillside

Mayfield Co-OpRef M1381
Branch number 31 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in March 1898

Mayfield Garage, HalifaxRef M1692
King Cross Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

The business moved to Queens Road

Mayfield Garage, Queens RoadRef M420
The business moved here from King Cross Lane.

The premises were destroyed by fire [7th April 2017]

Mayfield, HalifaxRef M1389
Area of Halifax off Parkinson Lane. Recorded in 1874

Mayfield House, HalifaxRef M516
Mayfield Avenue.

Owners and tenants have included

It was demolished. Mayfield Gardens now occupies the site

Mayfield House, TodmordenRef M887
15 Garden Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Mayfield, Timothy RevRef M633
[19??-] Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1992-2003]

Maylor, HenryRef M770
[1???-19??] Or Harry.

He was in charge of the Blue Coat School & Almshouses [1960s].

In 1???, he married Kathleen James [1903-19??] at ????.

Children:

  1. Philip James [b 1929]

The couple died in ????

Maynard, AlbertRef M1716
[1876-19??] Son of William Henry Maynard, clerk.

Born in Lestermauhbry [?], South Africa.

He was a soldier at Halifax Barracks [1898] / a general labourer [1911].

In 1898, he married Margaret McKay at Christ Church, Pellon.


Margaret, of Mount Pleasant, was the daughter of
Alexander McKay
 

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Harry [b 1904]
  3. Florence [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 46 Haigh Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Beach Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 20/29 Freedom Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1917]

Maynard, GeorgeRef M154
[1871-1923] Born in Otley.

He was a road labourer [1911].

In 1911, he was living with Frances Clara, who was shown as wife on the census.


In 1900, Frances Clara had married Lindley Chappell, and they had children: Kenneth [b 1900] & Hilda [b 1904]
 


No marriage record has been found for Frances Clara & George
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [1908-1998]
  2. Ivy [1909-1972]
  3. Gwendoline [1910-1911]
  4. Stanley

Living with them [in 1911] was Hilda Chappell.

George died 29th August 1923 (aged 54).

He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland

Maynard, William HenryRef M1678
[1899-1966] Son of Albert Maynard.

Born in Halifax.

He worked for Brooke's at Hipperholme.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916] with the West Riding Regiment, then served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

On 1st July 1917, he was taken a prisoner of war at Limburg, Germany.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [11th August 1917].

He survived the War.

He was entitled to the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the World War I Service Medal.

In [Q1] 1925, A William H. Maynard married Nina West in Halifax.

A William H. Maynard died Q2 1966 (aged 67).

A Nina Maynard died Q1 1974 (aged 69) 

Mayne, Rev JohnRef M538
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1932]

Mayo, JamesRef M1268
[18??-18??] BA.

Educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1864]

MayorRef M1082

Mayor, FredRef M514
[18??-1915] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th June 1915.

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Mayor Holme End, RippondenRef M1855
Mentioned in that part of Sam Hill's will which relates to his bequest for a Bridge at Kebroyd

Mayor of Hebden RoydRef M876

Mayor of LuddendenRef M500
In 1861, the drinkers at the Lord Nelson, Luddenden decided to celebrate Luddenden's growing importance by electing their own mayor. A chain of office was provided and a mayor-making ceremony devised. The snug by the bar was known as the Mayor's Parlour, and there was a bench known as the Mayor's Chair. Anyone sitting in the chair was invited to become Mayor for a month. If they agreed, they had to buy drinks all round.

The ceremony was revived again in 1996. The mayor-making ceremony is now carried out annually.

Those who have held the post include

  • Jason Boom [2007-8]
  • Angie Johnson [2008-9]


Question: Please email me if you can add any names to this list

 

Mayoress's Sewing PartyRef M1551
Halifax organisation established in 1925. The wife of Mayor Walter Brenard was the first Secretary and held the post for several years.

See Mrs Crossley Hodgson

Mayors of BrighouseRef M135

Mayors of CalderdaleRef M253

Mayors of HalifaxRef M136

Mayors of TodmordenRef M163

See John Dawson

Maypole Dairy Company LimitedRef M175
Provision dealers.

Locally, they had branches at

Maypole Dairy, King CrossRef M267
There was a branch of the Maypole Dairy Company Limited at 227 King Cross Road, Halifax [1936]

See Wilbert Greenwood

Maypole Dairy, NorthgateRef M246
There was a branch of the Maypole Dairy Company Limited at 9 Northgate, Halifax [1936]

See Herbert Wilkinson

Maypole Dairy Stores, BrighouseRef M809
Commercial Street.

See Andrew Leather

Maypole, HalifaxRef M39
The maypole was located at the junction of Old Market and Corn Market.

Heywood mentions this in 1636.

See Clifton, House at the Maypole, Maypole, Rastrick and Shibden Mill

Maypole, WarleyRef M326
A maypole stood outside Warley Congregational Church and the Maypole Pub for many years.

There have been several manifestations

  1. The first was erected in 1???
  2. A second one was erected in 1815 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. At this time, the Horns, Warley was renamed the Maypole
  3. A third one was erected in 1863 to celebrate the visit of the Prince & Princess of Wales to the district. It cost £32 and was 69 ft 6 inches (or 64 ft 5 inches) tall. It was said to be the finest maypole in the country.

    In 1874, it was repainted, blue and white

  4. It fell into disrepair and was replaced by a smaller pole – 50 ft 3 inches high – in 1888. In March 1899, the maypole was blown down and damaged

In 1900, A. S. McCrea donated an ornate fountain which replaces it

Mayroyd Bar, Hebden BridgeRef M425
Station Road. Toll gate built in 1842. It was discontinued on 30th October 1878, and demolished soon afterwards

Mayroyd Bridge, Hebden BridgeRef M536
Bridge #15 on the Rochdale Canal

The Mayroyd GhostRef M1601
The Mayroyd area of Hebden Bridge is said to be haunted by a lady on horseback who canters to the top of the hill. She then gallops down at high speed before disappearing over the canal bridge

Mayroyd Hall Cottage, Hebden BridgeRef M1659
Burnley Road. Mid 17th century cottage next to Mayroyd House

Mayroyd, Hebden BridgeRef M1636
Area of Hebden Bridge.

The name is recorded as Meherrode [1435], Meyrode [1530], Mayroide [1531], Meroyde [1536], and Mairoide [1643]. The name may mean May's Clearing, that is, the clearing belonging to May or Matthew.

See Mayroyd Bar, Hebden Bridge, Mayroyd Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge, Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge and The Mayroyd Ghost

Mayroyd House, Hebden BridgeRef M266
Burnley Road. Originally a farm-building called Thornhollin in 1399. In 1435, it was called Meherrode.

It was rebuilt in the 15th century.

The present building is an early 17th century hall-and-cross-wing house.

In the 16th century, it was the home of the Sutcliffe family.

Members of the family who are recorded here have included

It belonged to the Cockcroft family, and in the 17th century, it was the home of William Cockcroft [1584], Henry Cockcroft [1631], Henry Cockcroft, William Cockcroft [1700], William Cockcroft, and Grace Cockroft [1745].

Several local attorneys – including Thomas Sayer and Robert Alcock - lived and practised here from the early 18th century.

The Sutcliffe family practised here from 1801 to 1964.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

On 21st May 1859, a mysterious knocking began at the house.

Since 1973, the property has had a chequered career as a pub and a restaurant, known variously as The Tythe Barn and The Thirsty Turtle.

It is now a private house once more.

See Mayroyd Hall Cottage, Hebden Bridge and Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge

Mayroyd Mill Lock, Sowerby BridgeRef M517
Lock #8 on the Rochdale Canal built 1798

Mays, James V. A.Ref M9860
[1914-2000] Son of Thomas William Mays.

Born in St Albans.

After World War II, he moved from St Albans to join his father in running the family business – Farrar-Mays – in Halifax.

He married Hilda [1915-1995].

Children:

  1. Angela
  2. Gillian

The family lived at 19 The Crescent, Southowram

Mays, Thomas WilliamRef M1714
[19??-19??] Of Couldray Road, Southport. He was the manager of a large department store in Southport.

In 1946, he bought the business of Arthur Farrar. The business was known as Farrar-Mays.

In [Q3] 1911, he married Janet Savage in Holborn, London.

Children:

  1. James V. A.

He lived at Manor Close, Savile Park

Mazey, Anthony D. J.Ref M274
[19??-] He was Mayor of Calderdale [1993-1994]

McAllister, AnnRef M1437
[1951-] Born in Belfast. She worked for the Halifax Building Society and moved to Halifax.

She was Conservative Councillor for Rastrick [2000] and Mayor of Calderdale [2010-2010]. In October 2010, she had to stand down as Mayor on account of her health. The deputy mayor, Keith Watson, took on her responsibilities, and became Mayor in December 2010

She lives at Rastrick

McAllister, RobertRef M1806
[1???-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 49th Brigade Royal Field Artillery then transferred to the Labour Corps.

He died 3rd November 1918.

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

McAndrew, JamesRef M1135
[1863-1912] Born in Balline, County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a mason's labourer [1891] / a stone waller mason [1901] / a bricklayer [1911].

In 1885, he married Catherine Mayock in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted drawer [1911]
  2. John Thomas [b 1889]
  3. Annie [b 1891] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. James
  5. Edward [b 1898] who was a worsted doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 12 Brook Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Holroyd Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 29 Clement Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 27 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Mary Mayock [b  1866] (worsted drawer, born in Ireland).

Sons James and John served in World War I. James was killed and John served as a gunner, was wounded in the foot and hospitalised at the Royal Halifax Infirmary

McAndrew, JamesRef M1149
[1895-1916] Son of James McAndrew.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / a regular soldier.

He was stationed in Dublin when World War I broke out.

He went to the Front with the First Expeditionary Force.

During the War, he served as a Private with A Company 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died of wounds to his head [20th August 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé, France [Grave Ref II F 20].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother John served as a gunner during the War, was wounded in the foot and hospitalised at the Royal Halifax Infirmary

McAndrew, JohnRef M1417
[1886-1917] Son of Patrick McAndrew.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a member of Halifax Branch of the Home Rule Club / a box hand (printing shed) [1901] / a saw mill labourer [1911] / a barman at the Prince of Wales' Hotel, Gibbet Street.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Dublin Fusiliers [January 1915], then served as a Private with the 10th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [19th July 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at L'Homme Mort British Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France [Grave Ref II A 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McAndrew, MichaelRef M953
[1831-1???] Born in Ireland.

He married Ellen [1835-1???].


Ellen was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1869] who was a linen reeler [1891]
  2. Mary [1861-19??] who married William John Parrott

The family lived at 21 Hobroyd Street, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were daughter Mary, her husband & children and grandson Thomas Moran [b 1883]

McAndrew, PatrickRef M1830
[1856-19??] Born in Ireland.

He was a labourer in a timber yard [1881] / a saw mill labourer [1891, 1901, 1911].

He married Catherine [1854-1908].


Catherine was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1876] who was a worsted factory operative [1891], a filler in printing shed [1901] & married John Thomas Verity
  2. Patrick [b 1880] who was a carpet factory operative [1891]
  3. Mary A [b 1883] who was a worsted twister [1901], a cotton twister [1911]
  4. Catherine [b 1885] who was a brace weaver [1901], a cotton twister [1911]
  5. John

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 8 Berry Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 16 Brook Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911, 1917]

Catherine died in 1908 (aged 54) 

McArdle, AnthonyRef M1086
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

McArthur, Joseph DawsonRef M6510
[17??-1806] Printer. He was editor of The Halifax Journal.

He died at Ormskirk, after a short but painful illness [22nd April 1806]

McArthur, MaryRef M1480
[18??-18??] She had a circulating library at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1850]

McArtney, HenryRef M1628
[1834-1???] Born in Newcastle on Tyne.

He was a carpet weaver [1881].

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. James Henry [b 1860] who was a shoemaker [1881]
  2. Joseph [b 1863] who was a stuff finisher [1881]

On 1st August 1879, he married (2) Annie, widow of John Stocks, at Salem Methodist Church, Richmond Street or Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade.

The family lived at 30 Clarence Street, Halifax [1881].

Annie's son, George Stocks and his wife Agnes, were lodgers with the family [1881]

McAvan, PatrickRef M1774
[18??-1???]

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Bryan [1875] who died aged 7 weeks
  2. John [1872] who died aged 3 months
  3. Patrick [1885] who died aged 3 months

The family lived at

  • 12 Chapel Fold, Halifax [1872, 1875]
  • Duke Yard, Bridge Street East, Halifax [1885]

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

McAvoy, ThomasRef M1689
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1990-1991]

McBoyd, MrRef M1101
[18??-191?] He served as a Private in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McBym's CrispsRef M774

Recorded in the 1950s, when they had a business on Oxford Lane, Siddal, making potato crisps.

The business may have closed by 1960


Question: Does anyone know anything more about the business? / when was it started? / who were involved? / what became of it? Do you have any adverts or images relating to their products?

 

McCafferty, Christine (Chris)Ref M345
[1945-] Calderdale Councillor [1991], a member of Hebden Royd Town Council and organiser of the Calderdale Women's Centre.

She was Labour MP for Calder Valley [1997, 2005]. Her husband, David, gave up his seat as a councillor to work with his wife in the constituency and at Westminster.

She was vocal in several campaigns, including the issue of those who died from asbestosis after working at Acre Mill, to save the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, to launch an inquiry into Dr Harold Shipman.

In March 2007, she announced her decision not to stand at the next election.

She was made a Freeman of the Borough of Calderdale in 2011

McCallum, JosephRef M272
[1847-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary McCallum of Halifax.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [17th September 1847]

McCandlish, AnnieRef M955
[1859-19??] Daughter of Thomas McCandlish.

Born in Manchester [November 1859].

On 8th July 1885, she married (1) John Spencer in Burnley.

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

The children were in born Burnley. One child had died by 1891.

The family lived in Burnley [1891].

In the UK Census 1901, there is no sign of John Spencer but Annie is head of household & school mistress in Wadsworth, Todmorden.

The family emigrated to British Columbia, Canada.

John Spencer seems to have died either in 1894 or 1909.

In the Canada Census 1911, Annie is recorded as widowed & head of household.

In [Q2] 1915, she married (2) John Hartley in Birkenhead.


John had proposed to her by letter when she was teaching in Canada
 

The three Spencer children were still in British Columbia.

John died [December 1915].

Annie returned to Canada [1919], where she died of sarcoma [20th August 1920], and was buried at Rose Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia [21st August 1920]

McCarthy, WilliamRef M422
[18??-19??] He was said to be the most notorious horse-thief in England. On 24th September 1901, he was apprehended in Todmorden after stealing a horse and trap in Skircoat, Halifax. He was caught when Dr McRobert overtook him in a petrol-driven car. McCarthy was sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment

McCartney, John JosephRef M488
[1911-1991] He was landlord of the Royal Oak, Stainland (taking over from his father-in-law Samuel Henry Waterhouse) [1956-1961].

In 1940, he married Annie Evelyn Waterhouse in Halifax.


Annie Evelyn was the daughter of Samuel Henry Waterhouse
 

McCartney, WalterRef M1682
[1906-1946] Son of Jemima & David McCartney.

In [Q2] 1927, he married Ann Moore Cowen in Whitehaven.

They lived in Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 14th January 1946 (aged 40).

He was buried at Milan War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref VI A 1]

McCarty's Prize BandRef M1198
A Faff & Fuffen Band established in Clifton by Joe Hepworth

McCauley, Dr Charles H.Ref M1620
[1???-18??] Surgeon at Rastrick [1840]

McCauley, James WilliamRef M1296
[1915-1941] Son of Christina Grace McCauley of Halifax.

He lived at 26 Craven Terrace, Halifax.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / educated at Sowerby Council School / employed by Hartley & Sugden Limited.

He enlisted in 1937.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

aboard HMS Falmouth.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 6th June 1941 (aged 26).

He was buried at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq [Grave Ref 8 D 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McCausland, Rev Anderson JohnRef M1324
[1823-1888] Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland [3rd March 1823].

In 1850, he married (1) Hannah Lloyd at the Wirrall.

Curate at Parish Church of St Martin, Brighouse [1853]. He was paid £116 for the post.

In 185?, he emigrated to Australia.

On 21st October 1858, he married (2) Mary Jane Johnstone née Banks [1839-1922] from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, in Australia.

Children:

  1. Hannah Eliza [b 1859]
  2. Saressa Jane Rosina [b 1861]
  3. Mary Rachel [b 1862]
  4. Marcus Erskine Hillhouse [b 1864]
  5. Thomas Alexander John [b 1867]
  6. Theodotius Charles Abraham Anderson [b 1869]
  7. John Coleridge Patterson [b 1872]
  8. Anderson John [b 1874]
  9. Eleanor Jane [b 1877]
  10. Ancrum Henry [b 1879]
  11. Theodosia [b 1881]
  12. Louisa Kathleen [b 1882]
  13. Conolly Pitt Frederick [b 1884]
  14. Irene [b 1886]

He died in Rushworth, Victoria, Australia [12th March 1888]

McClellan, JamesRef M339
[1751-1823]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James [1807-5th May 1845] who was buried with his father

James died 3rd December 1823 (aged 72).

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with his sister Agnes [1743-30th June 1828], and Harriet – daughter of Michael McClellan of Halifax – who died 11th February 1788 (aged 11 days) 

McClellan, WilliamRef M336
[17??-18??]

He married Rebecca [1793-1818].

Children:

  1. James who died 30th May 1832 & was buried with his mother

Rebecca died 25th September 1818 (aged 25).

She was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax.


Details of William's death & burial place are not yet known
 

McClelland, Joseph BentleyRef M805
[1885-1964] Aka Joe.

Born in Halifax [20th April 1885].

He was secretary of the Halifax and District [??] Association / first manager of Halifax Town football club.

He died in Lincoln [3rd July 1964]

McClelland, MrRef M4960
[18??-19??]

Recorded in 1911, when he appeared on the census at Park Road Baths, Halifax

McClusky, J. McCubbinRef M768
[18??-19??] LLB.

Halifax solicitor with Steele & Duckworth [1934] and then Steele & McCluskey.

He qualified in May 1929

McConachie, Mrs JanetRef M1687
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1983-1984]

McConnell, Rev J.Ref M522
[18??-18??] Curate at Brighouse [1852, 1883]

McConnell, Rev JohnRef M666
[18??-19??] (Possibly) Curate at Brighouse [1898]

On 13th April 1898, he married Elizabeth Wheatley at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Wheatley
 

They lived at Underbarrow, Westmorland.

Elizabeth died 25th October 1903.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £5,128 13/1d.

Probate was granted to her husband and her sister Susan

McConnochie, N.Ref M294
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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


Question: Is he the same person as Norman McConnochie??

 

McConnochie, NormanRef M1120
[1884-1918] MC.

Son of Rev J McConnochie of Sale, Cheshire.

In [Q4] 1915, he married Winifred Guthrie in Wandsworth, London.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 11th Battalion Hampshire Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

He died 20th March 1918 (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 48]

In [Q4] 1923, Winifred married John Graham in Wandsworth, London.

They lived at Mortlake Road, Kew, Surrey


Question: Is he the same person as N. McConnochie?

 

McConville, WilliamRef M1141
[1920-1940] Son of Joseph McConville of Belfast.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount.

He lived with his aunt at 2 Chaffer's Court, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1938], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Dunkirk [23rd May 1940] (aged 20).

He was buried at Violaines Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 21].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

McCormack, Joseph EdwardRef M1744
[1875-1915] Born in Astley, Lancashire.

He was a regular soldier with 22 years' service / an instructor with the Territorials [1911] / a drill-pig at Halifax Drill Hall.

On 3rd August 1898, he married Maud Eliza Seaman [1881-1927] in Bangalore, Madras, India.


Maud Eliza was born in India
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Archibald Vincent [1901-1902] who was born & died in India
  4. Thomas [b Halifax 1904]
  5. Kathleen Maud Muriel [Sitapur, India 1907-1971]
  6. Norman Edward [Ambala, India 1910-2006]

The family lived at

  • 8 Prescott Place, Halifax [1911]
  • Elland

During World War I, he enlisted in Manchester, and served as an Acting Sergeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action (shot in the chest) in France / Flanders [12th August 1915].

He was buried at Colne Valley Cemetery, Belgium, Boesinghe [Grave Ref D 16].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

McCormick, JohnRef M1171
[18??-1915]

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

He died 12th August 1915.

He was buried at Colne Valley Cemetery, Belgium, Boesinghe.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McCormick, John JamesRef M1142
[18??-1918] Born in Wigan.

He lived in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 27th August 1918.

He was buried at St Martin's Cemetery, Vevey, Switzerland [Grave Ref: 63].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McCorquodale, Malcolm StewartRef M322
[1901-1971] Conservative MP for Sowerby [1931-1945]. He made his maiden speech of 10th June 1932.

In 1955, he became a life peer, 1st Baron McCorquodale of Newton.

In 1931, he married (1) Miss Winifred Sophia Doris Clark [1906-1960] in London.


His wife was the daughter of James Oscar Max Clark
 

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter

In 1962, he married (2) the Honourable Daisy Yoskul Consuelo [19??-1979].


His wife was the daughter of Weetman Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray and widow of Robert Brampton Gurdon and widow of Alistair Monteith Gibb
 

He died in September 1971 [aged 70], and the barony became extinct

McCrea, AgnesRef M766
[1842-1927] Daughter of Henry Charles McCrea.

Born 14th December 1842.

Her father supported education for women and she received a good education in England and in Europe.

In 1872, she married the wealthy Liverpool shipping magnate, James Marke Wood [1840-1908].

Children:

  1. Esther Rosamond [1881-1965] who married an Italian Count and became the Contessa di Sant'Elia, a friend of royalty, and a race-horse owner
  2. James [1876-1903]

The couple separated.

James died 27th December 1908.

Agnes died 18th May 1927

McCrea & BoordRef M1124
Stuff manufacturers and merchants at Cross Hills Mill, Halifax [1845]. Partners included Henry Charles McCrea and Henry Boord

McCrea, Arthur SelbyRef M42
[1854-1945] Son of Henry McCrea.

Born 19th January 1854.

He was educated at Miss Gooch's School and Rugby School.

He joined the family business – H. C. McCrea & Company Limited.

In 1901, he inherited Warley House from his father.

He was a keen gardener and looked after the grounds of the house.

In 1904, he built the Warley Institute for the village, and replaced the maypole with a drinking fountain in memory of his father.

In 1907, he declined an invitation to be Mayor of Halifax.

In 1910, he gave money towards St Hilda's Church, Gibraltar Road.

In 1910, he built Edgeholme, Warley.

In 1913, he was one of the subscribers to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

In 1923, he bought Shibden Hall from John Lister and – in accordance with Lister's wishes – subsequently gave it to Halifax Corporation as a public park.

He never married.

He died 26th February 1945.

In his will, he left Warley House and its grounds to the Royal Halifax Infirmary, plus the sum of £50,000 as an endowment fund so that the premises could be converted into a convalescent home. This was one of the largest bequests that the hospital ever received.

See Old Hall Farm, Warley and Kennedy Collection

McCrea, Charles EdwardRef M792
[1846-1881] Son of Henry Charles McCrea. He was an Officer in the 17th Regiment and was stationed at Newmarket.

He married Agnes Caroline King [1846-1885] from Cambridge.

They had no children.

Agnes died of consumption, in Newmarket, soon after her husband's death

McCrea, Frederick GowerRef M771
[1844-1889] Son of Henry Charles McCrea.

Born 30th July 1844.

Baptised in Halifax [1844].

In 1877, he married Laura McCann in Paris.

They had no children.

He died at his residence in Auteuil, Paris [16th March 1889] (aged 45).

See John Gowan McCrea

McCrea's: H. C. McCrea & Company LimitedRef M996
Stuff, damasks, reps and tapestries manufacturers and merchants established by H. C. McCrea. His son, Arthur Selby McCrea, followed him into the business. Partners included George Milligan [1905].

They had business at their registered office Eastfield Mill, Claremount [1905], Lum Brook Mills, Coley, and Cross Hill Mill, Halifax

McCrea, HaroldRef M623
[1921-1940] Son of Bridget & Adam McCrea of Walsden.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.

He died 8th June 1940 (aged 19)  when his ship was hit by the German battleship Scharnhorst, and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 1,207 of her crew of 1,247.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 38 1], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

McCrea, Henry CharlesRef M43
[1810-1901] Born in Dublin.

Benefactor, politician and philanthropist

He was Mayor of Halifax [1869-1871]

McCrea, Herbert HenryRef M796
[1847-1902] Son of Henry Charles McCrea.

He was educated at Cambridge.

He became a clergyman and served at Painswick, Gloucester.

He retired in poor health, and went to live in Eastbourne.

He died unmarried [16th June 1902] and left his money to the Church

McCrea, John GowanRef M1775
[1825-1873] He was a manufacturer.


Question: Frederick Gower McCrea was the informant on the death certificate.

Does anyone know his connection to the McCrea family?

 

He died at Trinity Place [18th January 1873] (aged 48).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: E 19 A]

McCrea, John LaneRef M3590
[17??-18??] He married Ellen Galbraith [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Henry Charles
  2. John Lane
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child

McCrea, John LaneRef M1158
[18??-1???] Son of John Lane McCrea and brother of Henry Charles McCrea.

He was an engineer. He may have been a partner in Walsh & McCrea (Coatings) Limited

McCue, JohnRef M1172
[1893-1918] Son of Margaret & John McCue of Duntocher, Glasgow.

Born in Old Kilpatrick, Scotland.

He married Grace Ellen.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

He was killed in action [23rd July 1918] (aged 25).

He was buried at Buzancy Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II E 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McCulloch, JohnRef M1350
[1899-1918] Son of Montgomery McCulloch.

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

He died 7th September 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club

His brother William also died in the War

McCulloch, MontgomeryRef M162
[1852-1937]

He married Mary [1862-1933].

Children:

  1. James [1883-1938]
  2. Montgomery Stevenson [1883-1973]
  3. Margaret Campbell [1885-1954]
  4. Thomas [1889-1951]
  5. William
  6. David [1895-1950]
  7. John
  8. Roberts [1900-1959]

The family lived at 2 Spring Lane, Greetland.

Sons William & John died in World War I

McCulloch, WilliamRef M1229
[1891-1916] Son of Montgomery McCulloch.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 26th September 1916 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3C & 3D], on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland.

His brother John also died in the War

McCurdy, RobertRef M1140
[17??-18??] President of The Halifax Total Abstinence Society [1836]

McCusker, CharlesRef M218
[1881-1915] Son of Mary & Francis Mccusker of Manchester.

Born in Salford, Lancashire.

He was a tramway motorman with Halifax Corporation [1911].

In 1908, he married Lilian Mary Laister [1884-19??] in Halifax.


Lilian Mary was born in North Shields, Northumberland
 

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 47 Grove Terrace, Pye Nest, Halifax [1911]
  • 35 Neill Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield [1915]

During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914, and served as a Sergeant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [August 1915]. He was a bomb thrower.

He was killed in France [13th November 1915] (aged 34).

He was buried at X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentières, France [Grave Ref D 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McDaid, JohnRef M1191
[18??-1???] He was a chimney sweep in Halifax.

He married Mary Ann [1851-1???].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. John Thomas [1874-1875]

They lived at the Barracks Tavern, Halifax [1875].

Records show that Mary Ann was


a charwoman, and a woman of drunken & dissolute habits, who frequently left the children for hours together, without food or fire, and insufficiently clothed.

On 13th September 1875, she had been found drunk and incapable at the Sun Inn, Halifax, and was serving a term of imprisonment for drunkenness

 

during which time the youngest, John Thomas, was in the care of his mother's cousin Mary Ellen Smith, and died of starvation [26th September 1875].

At the Inquest, the Jury returned a verdict of manslaughter on Mary Ann, and also recommended that John look better after his family.

Mary Ann was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment

McDanielson, ArthurRef M254
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

McDean, JamesRef M1587
[1???-18??] In 1841, described as a
shoemaker on tramp

McDean was charged with taking indecent liberties with a female servant of surgeon, Mr Gledhill, having been sent to Mr Gledhill's house to collect medicine for a child who had been taken ill at the vagrant office in Halifax.

In default of paying a fine of 12/- he was committed to Wakefield House of Correction for 1 month

McDermott, T.Ref M1192
[18??-1???]

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the South African Wars.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

McDonald, JohnRef M44
[17??-18??] Aka John Smith, John M'Donald.

A Manchester weaver who – with John Gosling – infiltrated a Luddite meeting at the St Crispin Inn in 1812

McDonald, JohnRef M1201
[1885-1915]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 9 Range Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [18th April 1915] (aged 30).

His wife had received a postcard from him dated 30th April 1914, and refused to believe the War Office telegram.

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

McDonald, VictorRef M1216
[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

McDowell, John AlbertRef M419
[1859-1913] Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his father was involved in beef production.

He was publican at the New Bank Tavern, Halifax [1891] / declared insolvent [March 1892] / keeper of a pea & pie saloon at 13 New Bank, Halifax [1901].

In 1881, he married Mary Jane Sarah Morley [1864-1933].


Mary was born in Gibraltar, the daughter of Thomas Morley, sergeant/drill master
 

Children:

  1. Albert Edward [b 1881] who was a carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1883] who was an iron moulder [1901]
  3. (possibly) Robert [1886] who died in infancy
  4. (possibly) Emily [1889] who died in infancy
  5. May [b 1892]
  6. John Arthur [b 1893]
  7. (possibly) Margaret [1895] who died in infancy
  8. William Henry [b 1897]
  9. Fred [b 1900]
  10. Amy

John Albert died in Halifax in 1913

McElroy, Thomas J.Ref M273
[1942-2006] Labour councillor. He was Mayor of Calderdale [1991-1992]. He collapsed and died after attending a Council meeting at Halifax Town Hall [13th December 2006]

McEnery, Rev ThomasRef M550
[18??-19??] Roman Catholic priest of Hebden Bridge [1924]

McEvoy, DonRef M1420
[19??-19??] Landlord of the Crown, Brighouse [1973].

He had previously been a Centre Forward for Huddersfield Town

McEwen, Mervin ClareRef M249
[1909-1944] A Canadian soldier. He was hanged at Leeds on 3rd February 1944 for the murder of Mark Turner.

He had deserted and had been camping out on Savile Park, Halifax.

He met Turner and the pair had been drinking at Turner's home in Moorfield Street, Halifax when the murder occurred. After the murder, McEwen ran away and was living in Manchester as James Acton.

During routine police enquiries, McEwen produced Turner's identity card and was arrested

McFarlane, PeterRef M1238
[1918-1943] He was a member of Halifax Parish Church / employed by Hartley & Sugden Limited / a Territorial.

He lived at 10 Louise Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 13 Battery 7 H.A.A. Regt Royal Artillery.

He served in Malta.

He died in Malta [29th May 1943] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 3 2], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McFinnie, Mrs BetsyRef M1783
[1817-1857] Of Halifax.

She was married and believed that her husband was living unlawfully with a woman in Manchester.

On 5th November 1857, she had gone to meet her husband in Halifax and he refused to acknowledge her. She returned home with a cup of laudanum. Next morning she was found dead in bed and cup almost drained.

The jury found how the death had resulted, by could not say how or by whom the poison was administered

McGarry, ThomasRef M1856
[1847-1910] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a french polisher at Rothery Court, Orange Street, Halifax

McGhee, JohnRef M1421
[1893-1917] Son of Margaret & Daniel McGhee of 42 Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 136th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 29th April 1917 (aged 24).

He was buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II B 9]

McGhie, Dr William KayeRef M1603
[1848-1915] Born in Wigan.

In 1910, he gave land between Longroyd Road and Closes Road, Rastrick for a new cottage hospital.

He lived at Castle Hill, Rastrick [1910].

See Longroyde, Rastrick

McGovern, F.Ref M1261
[18??-1???]

During the South African Wars, he served as a Sergeant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the South African Wars.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

McGovern, JohnRef M717
[1851-1907] Born in Dublin.

In 1872, he was serving as a Colour Sergeant (NCO) with the 6th West Riding Regiment.

In 1911, he was residing at Candahar Military Barracks, Tedworth, Hampshire.

On 14th September 1872, he married Josephine Lukin [1849-1???] in Colchester.


Josephine was born in Lambeth
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Ambrose

The family lived at 2 Thackray Street, Halifax [1881]

McGovern, Joseph AmbroseRef M705
[1881-1914] DCM.

Son of John McGovern

He was a career soldier and enlisted in Portsmouth [10th May 1895] (aged 14).

He served in Malta [1897], Africa [1900] and India [1905].

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

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

He was killed in action [17th November 1914].

He was buried at Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium [Grave Ref III B 18]

McGowan, JamesRef M1193
[1847-1???] A labourer.

At the Yorkshire Assizes in August 1880, he was charged with wounding William Fairburn Hepworth with intent to main him by striking him on the hand with a knife at Brighouse on 3rd July 1880.

The Jury found McGowan guilty of unlawfully wounding. He was sentenced to 2 months' imprisonment

McGrath, JohnRef M450
[1821-1876] He was a navvy working on the Ryburn Valley Branch Line, and lived with other navvies in a hut in Norland.

On 20th May 1876, he got into a fight with fellow navvy William Cullen. McGrath was drunk and fell against the fender, and others heard the sound of a blow, though no one saw it.

At the Inquest, Dr Elliott said that McGrath died from a skull fracture, which may have been caused by the fall, but this was, however, hardly probable.

The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty because it was possible that the fracture was caused by the accidental fall

McGrath, PhilRef M1163
[19??-19??] Local boxer and author. He trained at Star Boxing Club, Halifax

McGregor, Dr RobertRef M839
[1885-1953] LRCP, LRCS (Edin), LRFPS (Glas).

Born 6th June 1885.

He qualified in Edinburgh & Glasgow [1916], and became a physician in Todmorden.

He never married.

He lived at

  • Walsden, Todmorden [1925-1942]
  • Moor View, 564 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1939, 1953]

He died 12th January 1953 (aged 67).

Probate was granted to his housekeeper Margaret Eaglesham Robertson [b 1st September 1896]

McGuiness, EdwardRef M1290
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McGuinness, AlbertRef M1434
[1877-1917] Son of Ellen & James McGuinness of Manley, Manchester.

In [Q3] 1896, he married Mary Grady [1877-1918] in Ashton under Lyne.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child

They lived at Siddal, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as an Air Mechanic 3rd Class with the Royal Flying Corps.

He died at sea [31st December 1917] (aged 40).

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref C 62].

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

McGuinness, LeonardRef M1291
[1890-1916] From Siddal.

He lived in Plymouth.

He was a regular soldier from the age of 18.

He was in India until World War I.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed on the Somme [1st September 1916] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McGuire, JohnRef M1304
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 6th April 1917.

He was buried at Cayeux Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 14].

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

McHale, JohnRef M1313
[18??-1916] He lived at 4 Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed on the Somme [15th July 1916].

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII D 125].

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

McHugh, James H.Ref M1244
[1880-1915] Or John H. McHugh.

Born in Keighley.

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

He died in Halifax [20th January 1915].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McHugh, JohnRef M568
[1887-1915] Born in Manchester.

On 30th December 1911, he married Margaret Jane Keen [1889-1976] at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

They lived at Lydgate, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He was killed in action in France [21st October 1915] (aged 28).

He was buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France [Grave Ref III D 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

McHugh, PatrickRef M640
[1893-1953] MM.

Illegitimate son of Ann McHugh [1863-1926]; father unknown.


Ann was born in Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland.

They lived at 29 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

She died in Sowerby Bridge

 

Patrick was born in Bradford.

He was a colour-maker (oil cloth manufacturer) [1911].

In 1920, he married Eliza Nancy Dolan [1900-1924] in Halifax.


Eliza Nancy was the daughter of
Frank Dolan
 

During World War I, he enlisted [26th October 1914] served as a Sergeant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was awarded the Military Medal [7 July 1918].

He survived the War.

He died in Norland in 1953.

He is remembered at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery on the same headstone as brothers-in-law Frank Harold Eames & William Henry R. Widdop

McHugh, ThomasRef M1314
[18??-1916] He lived at 15 South Street, King Cross.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served as Stone.

On 10th August 1916, he wrote home saying he had been hit in the jaw by a piece of shrapnel.

He died 17th September 1916.

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref VI W 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on Cornholme War Memorial

McIlwraith, JamesRef M1153
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the 17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

McIntyre, AndrewRef M1312
[1863-1???] In September 1872, when he was aged 9, he was charged with stealing a horse and cart belonging to Robert Womersley, a farmer at Lightcliffe. McIntyre stole the horse and cart from Halifax and took them to Bradford where an innkeeper alerted the police. He was sentenced to 2 months' imprisonment, followed by 5 years in a reformatory

McIvor, JamesRef M1293
[18??-18??] Tailor at Park Street, Halifax.

On Sunday 22nd October 1865, he was attacked, garotted and robbed in the Church-yard, Halifax by George Pollard, a dyer of Church-yard, Halifax and James Whitehead, a mechanic of Southowram Bank

McIvor's: R. McIvor & SonRef M1060
Boiler and steam pipe coverers and boiler composition manufacturers at Baltic Street, Halifax [1905]

McKay, AlexanderRef M1777
[1813-1881] He was Assistant Bailiff living at St John Street, Halifax [1881]

He died 11th January 1881 (aged 68).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: N 11 B]

McKay, AlexanderRef M1816
[1850-1???] Born in Manchester.

He was a wire drawer [1891].

He married Emily [1851-1???].


Emily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1873] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Alexander [b 1874] who was an iron moulders apprentice [1891]
  3. Margaret [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891] and married William Henry Maynard
  4. Frances [b 1880]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1884]
  6. Emily [b 1886]

The family lived at 48 Lower Wade Street, Halifax [1891]

McKay, Miss JessieRef M428
[18??-18??] Of Hull. In 1857, she intended to open a private school in Sowerby Bridge.

In 1861, she ran a school at Warley.

She was approached by the trustees of Warley Grammar School and took on all the existing school – except the large schoolroom which was taken on by William Dearden.

She left in 1865, and the lease passed to Miss Jowett

McKay, John L.Ref M1248
[1829-1???] He was a harmonium tuner, musical instrument maker [1881].

He married Harriett [1831-1???].

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Walter
  3. Clara [b 1862] who was a woollen weaver [1881]

The family lived at 5 Park Street, Halifax [1881]

McKay, Thomas HenryRef M1254
[1856-1???] Son of John L. McKay.

Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter [1881, 1891].

He lived at 462 High Road Well, Halifax [1891].

Living with him [in 1891] were sister-in-law Ada McKay, nephew Louis J. McKay [b 1885] Carrie Dawson [b 1868] (cotton reeler) 

McKay, WalterRef M1249
[1860-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a groom (domestic) [1881].

In 1884, he married Ada Dawson [1863-19??] in Halifax.


Ada was a cotton reeler [1901]
 

Children:

  1. Lewis J. [b 1885] who was a worsted taker off [1901], a weigher-on in sample depot (worsted spinning) [1911]
  2. Wilfred


Walter cannot be found after his marriage, though Ada is listed as Married
 

In 1891, Ada & son Lewis were living with brother-in-law Thomas Henry McKay.

The family lived at

  • 11 Haigh's Court, Taylor Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Bradshaw Lane, Bradshaw, Halifax [1911]
  • 153A Shay Lane, Ovenden [1917]

McKay, WilfredRef M1256
[1892-1917] Son of Walter McKay.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Park Congregational Church, Halifax / a member of Bradshaw Methodist Church / an oiler (worsted spinning) [1911] / employed by Mr Butterfield (pork butcher) of Gibbet Street.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 16th September 1916 (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2C], on Bradshaw War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

McKeand, David GrayRef M758
[1885-1919] Son of Jane Gray & William McKeand of Burnbank, Mauchline, Ayrshire.

Born 18th January 1885.

He was a commercial clerk [1901] / employed by Elland UDC / employed by Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

He lived at 111 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of pneumonia at Streatham Hall Hospital, Exeter [23rd March 1919] (aged 34).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery (28th March 1919) [U A 545].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Elland, on the Memorial at Elland Constitutional Club, and on the Memorial at Firth's Carpets

McKee, John AlexanderRef M1708
[1905-1940] Son of Sarah Jane & John McKee.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Elsie Constance Ford in Portsmouth.

They lived in Charlestown, Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Seaman with the Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service) aboard the destroyer HMS Acasta.

He died 8th June 1940 (aged 35)  when his ship was shelled and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 193 of her crew of 194.

He is remembered on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial [2 2]

McKelvin, Harry ExleyRef M1425
[1894-1917] Son of John Exley McKelvin.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1910] / a fitter at gas engineering works [1911].

He had a sweetheart Madge.

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then transferred [January 1916] and served as a Corporal with the 242nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was wounded [3rd July 1916] on the Somme, and was hospitalised in Plymouth, returning to the Front in July 1917.

He sustained shrapnel wounds and was sent to the dressing station, but he never arrived.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 29th November 1917 (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th January 1918].

He was buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax, on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

McKelvin, John ExleyRef M1619
[1863-1939] Or McKelven [1891].

Son of Daniel McKelven, cab proprietor.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a clerk of 19 Walker Street, King Cross [1891] / a wine & spirit vaults manager [1901] / employed by Scratcherd & Co / landlord of the Bee-hive, Halifax [1902] / landlord of the West End Hotel, Halifax [1911, 1917].

An advertisement for the Bee-hive, Halifax in May 1902 announced


BEE HIVE HOTEL
KING CROSS STREET, HALIFAX
Under New Management
John Exley McKelvin, Proprietor
   
For several years with Scratcherd & Co

In [Q4] 1891, he married Mary Greenwood [1869-1???] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge


Mary, of Albert Buildings, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Henry Wright, excavator
 

Children:

  1. Harry Exley
  2. Doris Mary [b 1909]

The family lived at 55 Essex Street, Halifax [1901].

John Exley died in Blackpool [Q1 1939] (aged 75) 

McKenna, CharlesRef M1800
[1876-1916] Born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 42nd Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died in Halifax [31st July 1916].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: J A 97]

McKenna, Rev HenryRef M764
[1???-19??] Priest at St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax [1935]

McKenna, Rev JamesRef M1780
[1852-1885] Priest at St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street [1885].

He died 11th May 1885 (aged 33).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: K 48 C]

McKenna, Joseph C.Ref M1245
[1914-1944] He was a weaver at Dean Clough Mills.

In [Q3] 1939, he married Ada Clark in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1940]

The family lived at 61 Ashfield Gardens, Pellon.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1939], and he served as a Gunner with the 229th Battery 58th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

Ada died before Joseph.


An Ada McKenna died in Sheffield [Q4] 1943 (aged 27) 
 

He died 20th August 1944 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McKenna, PeterRef M1798
[1835-1???] Born in Wicklow, Ireland.

He married Mary [1831-1???].


Mary was born in Wicklow, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1859] who was a stone mason's labourer [1901]
  2. Annie [b 1864] who married William Henry Firth

The family lived at

  • 4 Pitt Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 16 Milk Street, Halifax [1901]

McKenzie, Henry AlanRef M452
[1844-19??] Born in Hull.

He was a waterproof paper manufacturer [1901].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Elizabeth Ellen Pickles [1853-19??] from Holywell Green, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Alfred H [b 1883] who was a bank clerk [1901]
  2. Mabel [b 1892]

The family lived at Rockville, Stainland [1901]

McKenzie, Rev J. G.Ref M74
[18??-19??] MA, BD.

Recorded in March 1917 at Stainland

McKie, AlexanderRef M224
[1790-1826] Of Halifax.

Brother of Robert Mckie.

Alexander died 2nd June 1826 (aged 36).

The brothers were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 95] with Robert Kelvie

McKie, RobertRef M232
[1773-1826] Brother of Alexander McKie of Halifax.

Robert died 31st December 1826 (aged 53).

The brothers were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 95] with Robert Kelvie

McKill, AlfredRef M259
[18??-19??] Of Leeds. In 1917, he established Exley Zoo. He originally wanted to site the zoo at Roundhay, Leeds, but permission was refused

McKittrick, Rev W.Ref M5160
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

On 16th July 1807, he married Miss Kirkpatrick of Paradise Street, Liverpool

McKniff, JamesRef M1809
[1871-1943] Born in Keighley.

He was inn keeper at the Ship Inn, West Lane, Keighley [1901] / licensed victualler at the Black Swan, Halifax [1901, 1911, 1917].

In 1894, he married Jane McShee [1875-19??] in Keighley.


Jane was the daughter of Patrick McShee
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1895] who was an electrical engineer [1901, 1911]
  2. Helen / Nellie [b 1896] who was a winder (worsted) [1901], a worsted winder for carpet manufacturer [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Jane's unmarried aunt Helen McShee [aged 45] (servant domestic) 

McLachlan, HerbertRef M1285
[1876-1958] Son of John McLachlan.

Born at Dulesgate, Todmorden.

He went into his father's oil and dry-salter business in Manchester for a time.

He became a Unitarian minister and a writer & historian of Nonconformism.

He married (1) Mary Jane Taylor [1872-1940].

Children:

  1. Herbert John [1908-2007]

In 1942, he married (2) Jane McWilliam [1886-1???]

McLachlan, JohnRef M1286
[1840-1899] Manager of a cotton mill at Todmorden. He subsequently acquired a business as an oil and dry-salter in Manchester.

He married Sarah Gladwell [b 1849].

Children:

  1. Herbert

McLachlan, Dr John CharlesRef M761
[1854-1920] Son of Dr Robert McLachlan.

Born in Shelf.

He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895].

He was Medical Officer for Shelf and part of Northowram (to the east of Shibden Beck) [1905]

He never married.

He lived at 53 Carr House Road, Shelf [1911]

McLachlan, Dr RobertRef M885
[1812-1878] Born in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

He was a physician and surgeon at Shelf / Medical Officer for Northowram [1845] / a GP in Shelf [1851] / Medical Officer for Shelf and part of Northowram [1865].

On 30th March 1853, he married Emma Bentley [1829-1898] at St George's Church, Doncaster.


Emma was born in Doncaster
 

Children:

  1. John Charles
  2. Annie Janet [1855-1935]
  3. Emma [1857-1945]
  4. Margaret Bentley [1862-1871]
  5. Robert [1863-1871]

The children were baptised at St Michael & All Angels, Shelf.

None of the children married.

The family lived at

  • Grove House, Shelf [1851]
  • Shelf House / Furnace House, Shelf [1861]

He died in Worthing, Sussex [5th October 1878].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,000.

Probate was granted to his widow Emma

McLachlan, Samuel MainRef M1698
[1895-1918] Born in Glasgow.

During World War I, he served with the 4th Battalion Labour Corps.

He was discharged [8th August 1917] as unfit for war service. He received a gratuity of £5.

He worked at the Cecil Hotel, Argyll Street, Glasgow.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery


Question: Does anyone know anything about his links to Halifax?

 

McLaren, Miss Thomson L.Ref M1472
[1???-1???] LRAM, ARCM.

She lived at Savile House, Halifax [1936]

McLarnon, JohnRef M1364
[1867-1915] Or McLaren.

Of Dobby Hall, Haley Hill.

Son of Margaret & Michael Mclarnon of Belfast.

He married Agnes Cecilia.

Children:

  1. several

The family lived at

  • 2 Rock Houses, Wheatley
  • Elland
  • Golcar, Huddersfield

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

He died of gas poisoning at Hill 60 [19th December 1915] (aged 48).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV H 12].

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

McLaughlin, John JamesRef M45
[1873-1965] JP.

He lived at Arden Lodge, Halifax. Inventor of the reversible life raft

McLaurin, Andrew ScottRef M337
[1819-1870] Stuff merchant at Bradford.

He rebuilt New House, Lightcliffe and changed the name to The Grange.

He died at Lightcliffe

McLean, GeorgeRef M1367
[1905-1944] Born in Belfast.

He lived at 18 Boys Lane, Wheatley [1941].

He served in the Merchant Navy.

During World War II, he enlisted [February 1940], and served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died 9th June 1944 (aged 39).

He was buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XV B 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McLean, John WilliamRef M646
[1914-1944] Son of Theresa & Herbert McLean.

He married Dorothy.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment).

He died 26th June 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France [Grave Ref VII G 19].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

McLeod, Archibald NormanRef M863
[1772-1841] Son of Neil MacLeod [1729-1780], a teacher & clergyman, born on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Hebrides.


As he was writing his Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Dr Samuel Johnson visited MacLeod and described him as
the clearest-headed man he had met with in the Western Isles

 

Archibald Norman was born in Scotland [17th March 1772].

He moved to Canada and became a clerk [by 1796], then a partner in the Canadian North West Company fur trading company [by 1799]. It is possible that he was a relative of Normand McLeod of Gregory, McLeod & Company.

It is recorded that during his time in the north-west of Canada, he married a native woman, and had a mixed-race son Alexander McLeod [b 1796].

He was in the Athabasca region [1802]

In 1808, he became a partner in McTavish, McGillivray & Company, and a member of the Beaver Club.

He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Voltigeurs militia, a group of French-Canadians raised to fight alongside British troops defending Montréal and lower Canada against American invasion in the War of 1812.

In 1815-1818, he took a prominent part in the hostilities at the Selkirk Concession.

In 1821, the North West Company merged with their competitors, the Hudson Bay Company.

He then left the fur trade and returned to Britain, settling at Sunnybank, Scotland.

On 26th February 1811, he married Margaret Burnett in Aberdeen.


Margaret was the daughter of John Burnett of Elrick, Aberdeenshire
 

Children:

  1. Margaret Hay [1817-1849] who married Rev Harcourt Norris Torriano Busfeild

In 1837, he was barrack-master at Belfast.

Archibald Norman died 28th April 1841.

Margaret died 12th March 1845.

There is a memorial for them in Coley Church.

His name appears in many geographical features in Canada:

Although his surname would be written MacLeod in Scotland, it is recorded as McLeod in all the historical sources about Archibald Norman. The surname appears as MACLEOD on the memorial at Coley

McLeod, Rev Ronald FisherRef M200
[1851-1926] MA.

He was Chaplain to the Forces [1881-1893].

He was rector of North Fambridge, Essex until he exchanged with Rev J. Russell Napier to become Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden [1906, 1909, 1911].

In 1880, he married Helen Ethel Ramsay [18??-1914] at Chelsea

McLintock, JohnRef M559
[1846-1906] Son of Moses McLintock, weaver.

Born in Ecclesfield / Barnsley.

He was a print washer of Skircoat [1867] / a print washer [1871] / a print washer at carpet works [1881] / a labourer [1891] / a worsted print washer [1901].

In 1867, he married Jane Summerscales [1845-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Summerscales, warehouseman
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1870]
  2. William [b 1872] who was a labourer [1891]
  3. Amelia [b 1875] who was a woollen millhand [1891]
  4. Charles E [b 1878] who was a woollen millhand [1891]
  5. Alice [b 1882] who was a woollen stocking knitter [1901], a silk garment knitter [1911]
  6. John Whitworth

The family lived at

  • 17 Soho Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 32 Albert Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 36 Bright Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1881] was boarder Amelia Atkinson [b  1796] (a widow on parish relief, born in Standish, Lancashire).

John died in 1906 (aged 60) 

McLintock, John WhitworthRef M1345
[1884-1917] Son of John McLintock.

He was a member of Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a worsted yarn sizer [1901] / a farrier / shoeing smith with Whitaker's.

In 1909, he emigrated to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops, then served with the Canadian Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action [25th November 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref M 34].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McLoughlin, JosephRef M480
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1960-1961]

McLusky, Robert H.Ref M769
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in June 1932

McLusky, W. B.Ref M427
[18??-19??] He was manager of Halifax Gas Works.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. Drummond McCubbin (McLusky) [1895-1914]

son Drummond was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [6th February 1914]

McMahon, JohnRef M1422
[1891-1917] Son of Clara & John McMahon of 9 Unity Terrace, Mile Cross Road, Halifax.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a bath enameller in Manchester.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 19th June 1917 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 53 & 55], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

McManus, Frank RostronRef M485
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1994-1995]

McMaster, AndrewRef M936
[1810-1877] Born in Scotland.

He was a tea dealer [1841] / a draper & tea dealer [1851, 1871].

He married Ellen [1814-1889].


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Robert [1842-21st April 1864]
  2. Mary [b 1843] who was a dress maker [1871]
  3. Sarah [b 1845]
  4. James [1848-19th March 1878] who was a wool warehouse man [1871]
  5. Anne [1851-28th May 1880] who was a teacher [1871]
  6. Ellen [b 1853]
  7. Janet [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • Dearden's Buildings, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 14 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1851]
  • 13 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1841, 1851] was William Gemmell [b 1805] (linen draper).

Andrew died 14th October 1877 (aged 67).

Ellen died 28th June 1889 (aged 75) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1739]

McMaster, Peter DuncanRef M506
[1856-1???] Or MacMaster.

He was an engine fitter [1891] .

In [Q3] 1890, he married Zilpha Aspinall in Bradford.


Zilpha was the daughter of
George Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. John Alexander [b 1880]
  2. Wilfred [b 1882]

In 1891, the family were living with Zilpha's parents

McMaster, WilfredRef M790
[1882-1915] Son of Martha & Peter Mcmaster of Kilmarnock.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.

He died 21st September 1915 (aged 33).

He was buried at Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, France [Grave Ref 1 B 10].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

McMeeking, ThomasRef M1786
[1820-1890] Tea dealer.

He married Alice Chambers [1816-1891] in Peterborough.

They lived at 22 Allerton Place, Halifax.

Thomas died 26th June 1890 (aged 70).

Alice died 17th July 1891 (aged 75).

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 91 C]

McMichael, Rev John ClunieRef M814
[1817-1898] Born at Bridgnorth. He trained at Rotherham College and served at Farnworth [1847] and Stalybridge [1853] before becoming Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1856-1858]. In 1858, he left for Geelong, Australia. He retired to Norwood, near Adelaide and died at Kapunda.

See John Hodgson

MCN ConstructionRef M1857
Development company – owned by a member of the Norcliffe family – who bought and developed R. & D. Norcliffe's Firth House Mills, Stainland

McNamara, Rev MichaelRef M859
[19??-19??] Curate at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1934]

McNaught, ThomasRef M1098
[1842-1897] He established Thomas McNaught & Company Limited.

In 1876, he married Hannah Dewhirst in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William who was a mill manager [1897]
  2. Jessie [b 1878]
  3. Louise [b 1879]
  4. Hilda [b 1880]
  5. (possibly) Thomas [b 1883]

The family lived at

He died in Torquay.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1897

McNaught's: Thomas McNaught & Company LimitedRef M985
Worsted manufacturers established by Thomas McNaught in 1879. They had a factory at Hare Street Mills, Halifax [1890, 1905]. They also had offices in Bradford, and warehouses in Leeds and Huddersfield

McNea, BernardRef M482
[1885-1915] Son of Mr McNea.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1911] / a labourer worsted combing mill [1911] / an employee of J. & J. Baldwin & Partners Limited.

In 1908, he married Emily Hodgson [1887-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Catherine [b 1909]
  2. John William [1910-1929] who was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3A 17]
  3. Ernest
  4. child

The family lived at

  • 17 Holroyd Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 39 Park Square, The Hough, Northowram [1915]

Bernard was a patient in the Halifax Poor Law Hospital, Salterhebble [1911].

He was a militiaman and a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [14th August 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915] (aged 30).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Son Ernest died in World War II

McNea, ErnestRef M133
[1912-1944] DCM.

Son of Bernard McNea.

His father died in World War I.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Salterlee Board School, Northowram / employed by Hartley & Sugden Limited.

He lived at 14 Salisbury Terrace, Boothtown.

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer Class II (CSM)  with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He won the Distinguished Conduct Medal in Tunisia.

He died of wounds at Anzio [1st March 1944].

He was buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy [Grave Ref V1 A 9].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 3A 17], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

McNea, MrRef M477
[18??-18??] (Possibly) born in Ireland.

He married Mary [1852-1???].


Mary was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1877] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  2. John [b 1879]
  3. Bernard
  4. Katie [b 1887]
  5. Francis [b 1889]

The children were all born in Halifax.

The family lived at 15 Holroyd Street, Halifax [1891].

He was dead by 1891.

Living with them [in 1891] was niece Mary Mahon [aged 18] (worsted rover) 

McNeil, H.Ref M1589
[1882-1917] Son of & George and Hannah McNeil of Whitby, Yorkshire.

He married Agnes.

They lived at 3 Bank Buildings, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 19th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 11th August 1917 (aged 35).

He was buried at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II D 37]

McNulty, JohnRef M874
[1817-1???] Born in Ireland.

He was an ag.lab [1871]

Around 1843, he married Catherine [1818-1???] in Ireland.


Catherine was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Helen [b 1843] who was a cotton mill operative [1871]
  2. John [b 1847] who was a collier [1871]
  3. Henry [b 1851] who was a collier [1871]
  4. Mary [b 1854] who was a silk mill operative [1871]
  5. Edward [b 1857] who was a collier [1871]
  6. Thomas [b 1859] who was a collier [1871]

About 1850, the family moved to England.

They lived at Thornhills Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871]

McNulty, John AlbertRef M29
[1881-1946] Son of Thomas McNulty.

He married Alice Bottomley [1883-1937].

Children:

  1. Jessie [1918-13th October 1997] who married Maurice Hirst [1915-15th February 1996]

Alice died 24th February 1937 (aged 54) 

John Albert died 4th December 1946 (aged 65) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-B8] with daughter Jessie & her husband

McNulty, ThomasRef M869
[1859-1889] Son of John Mcnulty.

Born in Liversedge.

In 1881, he married Annie Chappell [1862-1???] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Huddersfield.

She was a weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. John Albert
  2. Henry [b 1883]
  3. Arthur [b 1887]

The family lived at White Horse Buildings, Rastrick [1891].

Thomas died Q1 1889 (aged 30).

McQuinn, StephenRef M1648
[1880-1915] Born in Kirkham, Lancashire.

He was a crane driver for Campbell Gas Engine Company Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

He joined the the Royal Navy as a youth, and served in China & East Africa.

During World War I, he re-enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Signalman with the Royal Navy

He was rescued after long exposure when the cruiser HMS Cressy was torpedoed by German Submarine U-9 and sank of the Dutch coast with the loss of 527 lives.

He was aboard HMS Pembroke and invalided home after 18 weeks' illness.

He died in Halifax [26th October 1915] (aged 34).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [A 40].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Campbell Gas Engine Company Limited

McRoberts, Dr P. C.Ref M2800
[18??-1???] MB, MRCS.

Medical practitioner at Galens Cottage, York Street, Todmorden [1895]

McShee, PatrickRef M453
[1843-1???] Born in Ireland.

He was innkeeper at the Ship Inn, West Lane, Keighley [1881] / a beer house keeper [1891].

In 1873, he married either Ellen Holmes or Ellen Jaques [1845-1925] in Keighley.


Ellen was born in Keighley
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1875] who married James McKniff
  2. Edmund [b 1878]
  3. Ernest [b 1880] who was a compositor [1901]
  4. William Archibald
  5. Richard [b 1891] who was an electrical engineer [1911] [1911]

The family lived at

  • 16 Rectory Row, Keighley [1891]
  • 47 Granville Street, Keighley [1901]
  • 47 Argyle Street, Keighley [1911]

Patrick died in Keighley in 1899 (aged 57) 

McShee, William ArchibaldRef M521
[1887-1917] Son of Patrick McShee.

Born in Keighley.

He was a joiner's apprentice [1901].

He joined the Army [April 1914].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed instantly by a shell [23rd November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A]

McVine, WilliamRef M489
[1817-1889] Born in Perth, Scotland.

He was the first Vice-President of the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society [1853] / Councillor for St John's Ward [1862-1863] / grocer, wine & spirit merchant at 68 Woolshops, Halifax [1862] / grocer, wine & spirit merchant at 18 Broad Street, Halifax [1862, 1865] / a tea, wine and hop merchant at Halifax [1871] / a tea and cigar merchant at 103/104 Market Hall, Halifax [1875].

In 1845, he married (1) Elizabeth, daughter of John Simpson [1794-1866] at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [1847-1910]
  2. Kate Emily [1852-6th December 1855]
  3. Clara Agnes [1854-12th December 1855]
  4. Janet [1851-15th December 1855]
  5. John William
  6. Rosa [1858-1859]

The family lived at Haugh Shaw Cottage, Halifax [1871].

After Elizabeth's death, he went to live in the Isle of Man.

He married (2) Margaret McVine [1860-1940].

He was buried in the Braddan Bridge Cemetery on the Isle of Man.

Elizabeth and her infant children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4548], next to the grave of her father John Simpson and his wives

McVoy, JohnRef M824
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned for 1 month for stealing cheese, the property of John Pearson of Halifax

McWilliams, George HenryRef M1736
[1???-1???] He married Rosa, daughter of John Crossley.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter

McWilliams, Dr Joseph McCarogherRef M1134
[1845-1881] MRCS.

Born in Omagh, Ireland.

Physician and surgeon at Halifax. In 1868, he was in charge of the cases of hydrophobia in the town.

He never married.

He adopted his nephew, George McWilliams Henry, as his son.

They lived at

Mead, JohnRef M1079
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1911, when he ran a lodging house at 21 King Street, Halifax

Meadow Bottom, TodmordenRef M83
Area of Todmorden. In 1840, this was a separate village and was originally called Hole-Bottom-Meadow-Bottom.

Holebottom Mill stood here

Meadowcroft, BenRef M1677
[1859-1904] Born in Sowerby.

He was landlord of the Chatburn & Jennings, Luddendenfoot (helped by the rest of the family) [1885-1898] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge [1899-1904].

On 17th August 1878, he married Mary Nicholl [1859-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1879-1963] who was a worsted operative [1901]
  2. Lizzy [1886-1922] who was a candidate school teacher [1901]
  3. Beatrice [b 1888] who was a shop assistant (drapery) [1911]

Ben died at the Chatburn & Jennings [24th September 1904].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £468 5/6d.

The will was proved by his widow Mary.

In 1911, Mary was back as innkeeper at the Chatburn & Jennings, helped by her daughter Lizzie

Meadowcroft, EdwinRef M682
[1872-1957] Established Meadowcroft Hampson & Company Limited at Victoria Mill, Ripponden.

In 1896, Samuel Dugdale and he founded S. Dugdale Son & Company.

He was a manager, and became a partner in the Company [1907].

In 1911, Samuel Dugdale, Edwin and James Ledger Hampson were the first directors when Meadowcroft, Hampson & Company Limited of Vic Mill, Saddleworth was incorporated.

He married Sarah Ann Lumb [1871-1958]. The couple were childless. Around 1908, he paid his brother Herbert Meadowcroft [1869-1947] who lived in Nelson, Lancashire, for his son Fred Meadowcroft to go and live with them and work for the company.

In 1914, he had Rockcliffe, Sowerby Bridge built for him

He was president of the Sowerby Bridge Liberal Club and Sowerby Bowling Club.

On his death, he was chairman of Meadowcroft, Hampson & Company Limited, Stones Mill Company Limited and Fairlea Mill Company Limited and he was a founder member of all three firms.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £368,686

Meadowcroft, FredRef M684
[1894-1971] Nephew of Edwin Meadowcroft. Originally from Lancashire, around 1908, he went to live with his uncle and work for the company.

In 1914, he and Jack Dugdale were on business in Germany when World War I broke out. They were interned in a Prisoner-of-War camp for the duration of the war.

Meadowcroft, Hampson & Company LimitedRef M997
Cotton manufacturers and doublers established by Edwin Meadowcroft at Victoria Mill, Ripponden.

In 1911, Samuel Dugdale, Edwin Meadowcroft and James Ledger Hampson were the first directors when the company was incorporated. The company occupied Victoria Mill, Ripponden until the 1980s

Meadowcroft, Hannah MarthaRef M928
[1881-1894] On 22nd December 1894, she was at work as a dress maker at Abraham Dyson's drapery establishment near The Cross, Elland when a chimney, dislodged by a storm, fell through the roof and killed her.

At the inquest, a verdict was returned of

accidental death due to fracture of the skull

Meadowcroft, JamesRef M1685
[1847-1???] Son of James Meadowcroft.

He was a worsted factory worker [1861] / licensed victualler at the Murgatroyd Arms, Luddenden [1891]

He married Lydia.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. James
  3. Ellen [b 1867] who married Luke Murgatroyd

Meadowcroft, JohnRef M495
[1857-1931] Landlord of the Angel, Halifax [1911, 1914]

Meadowcroft, SpencerRef M1684
[1818-1891] He was a farmer of 6 acres and beerseller at the Trees, Sowerby [1861] / a farmer of 6½ acres of land [1871] / the beerseller at the Trees, Sowerby [1871, 1881].

On 31st December 1840, he married Hannah Normanton [1816-1870] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1845] who was a cotton weaver [1861]
  2. James
  3. Margret [b 1849] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]
  4. William [b 1851] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  5. Mary [1853-1914] who was a worsted mill hand [1871] and married (1) Mr Barker and (2) Samuel Dawson
  6. Susey [1856-1946] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]
  7. Betty [b 1859] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]

Meadows, HenryRef M875
[18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1944-1946]

Mear, HarryRef M1588
[1898-1918] Son of Tom Mear.

He was a member of St Mark's Sunday School, Siddal / a part time bobbin doffer [1911] / a creeler for Holdsworth's.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He went to France [7th May 1917].

He died of wounds [22nd July 1918] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th August & 17th August 1918].

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref XVII D 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mear, TomRef M930
[1865-19??] Son of Joseph Mear.

Born in Thurstonland, Yorkshire.

He was a warp dresser of 72 Halifax Road, Huddersfield [1895] / a worsted warp dresser [1901, 1911].

In 1895, he married (1) Mary Elizabeth Palmer [1868-1904] at St Philip's Church, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield.


Mary Elizabeth, of 16 Spring Street, Huddersfield, was born in Barnsley, the daughter of Joseph Palmer
 

Children:

  1. Stanley [b 1897] who was a bobbin doffer [1911]
  2. Harry
  3. Elsie [b 1901]

Mary Elizabeth died Q1 1904 (aged 36).

In [Q1] 1905, he married (2) Sarah Ann Walshaw in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ivy [b 1906]
  2. Herbert [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 3 Cobden Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Siddal Street, Siddal [1911]

MearcloughRef M46
Aka Mearclough Bottom, Meerclough, Mereclough. An area of Sowerby Bridge.

See Mereclough, Lancashire, Walker family of Sowerby Bridge, John Walker and Joseph Walker

Mearclough BridgeRef M529
Bridge over the Rochdale Canal

Mearclough Bridge, Sowerby BridgeRef M342
A 2-arch stone bridge takes Fall Lane over the Calder connecting Norland and Skircoat via Washer Lane. In April 1769, Norland township was fined for
not keeping the bridge in repair

and again in April 1773. In 1774, £250 was given to rebuild the bridge in stone

Mearclough House, Sowerby BridgeRef M379
Fall Lane / Mearclough Road.

Owners and tenants have included

The House was demolished in 19??.

A recycling company now [2017] stands on the site

Measures, Dr J. W.Ref M487
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Todmorden. He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]

Mechanics' InstitutesRef M1202

Mechanics' Trade SocietyRef M1073
A closed benevolent society

Medcalf, JamesRef M1569
[1862-1921] Born in Kendal.

He was a carpet weaver at Firth's Carpets.

He married Mary Alexandra Franklin [1863-1953] from Ambleside.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The family lived at 112 Elm Cottages which later became 270 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1953].

James & Mary Alexandra were buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 782]

Meddings, Frank N.Ref M648
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Air Force.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Medicraft, JohnRef M1801
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1857, when he was a Methodist minister in Halifax (North) 

Medley, FrederickRef M6430
[1866-1921] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Prospect, Sowerby Bridge [1906, 1911, 1919].

Around 1891, he married Maria [1864-19??] from Shropshire.

Children:

  1. Doris Eliza [b 1900]

Medley, HallidayRef M1280
[1806-1???] Of Halifax.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt.

In 1847, he was charged with having committed burglary at the home of Thomas Whiteley, having stolen 3 handkerchiefs, a shirt, and other articles. Medley was found guilty and sentenced to be imprisoned and kept at hard labour for 18 calendar months

Medley, JohnRef M1336
[1734-1822] Of Halifax.

Brother of W. Medley.

He served with the Royal Artillery. He was at Gibraltar during the siege [1779-1783].

He lost both his eyes in an explosion, and suffered back injuries which led to his last 15 years being bed-ridden.

He died at Bell Hall, Halifax

Medley, JohnRef M284
[1821-1???] Illegitimate son of Hannah Medley of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [3rd June 1821]

Medley, John WilliamRef M32
[1857-1929] Born in Elland.

He was a grocer (own account) [1901].

In [Q1] 1888, he married Alice Morton [1859-1905] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1887]

Alice died 1st August 1905 (aged 46).

In [Q3] 1907, he married Annie Watson in Halifax.

The family lived at 16 Chatham Street, Halifax [1901].

John William died 26th September 1929 (aged 72).

He & Alice were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Medley, JosephRef M1186
[17??-18??]

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He lived at Lands Head, Northowram [1835]

Medley, W.Ref M1337
[17??-18??] Merchant at Halifax.

Brother of John Medley


Question: Is he the same person as William Medley?

 

Medley, WilliamRef M354
[1787-1861]


Question: Is he the same person as W. Medley?

 

On 17th February 1765, he married Mary Mellin [1745-1812] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [1772-7th March 1781]
  2. Priscilla [1779-6th August 1838] who was buried with her parents

William died 22nd September 1791 (aged 52).

Mary died 14th May 1812 (aged 67).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Meek, MelvynRef M1781
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1935-1949]. He won caps for Wales while at Halifax

Meeting of the WatersRef M464
Place at Blake Dean where Alcomden Stream joins Graining Water

Meg Dike, BarkislandRef M53
Prehistoric linear earthworks near Ringstone Reservoir

Megotson, JohnRef M8
[13??-1???] A tanner. In 13??, he William de Bery and John West – all of Halifax – were outlawed for failing to appear at Westminster to defend themselves after being accused of killing deer in the park of Sir William de Nevyle of Raby, at Cottingley

Megson, Bartram ReginaldRef M271
[1901-1964] On 21st June 1931, he married Louie Woodhead at St Jude's Church, Halifax.


Louie was the daughter of
Thomas Scott Woodhead
 


Bartram Reginald was the brother of Charles Leslie Tankard Megson who married Louie's sister Margaret
 

The couple died in Tyneside: Bartram Reginald [1964]; Louie [1987]

Megson, Bertram W.Ref M1107
[18??-19??] Professional entertainer.

He lived at 16 Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax [1905]

Megson, Charles Leslie TankardRef M270
[1902-1954] Born in Bradford.

In [Q3] 1931, he married Margaret Woodhead in Halifax.


Margaret was the daughter of
Thomas Scott Woodhead
 


Charles Leslie was the brother of Bartram Reginald Megson who married Margaret's sister Louie
 

Megson, LeslieRef M1371
[1910-1944] He was employed by Gledhill's / a reservist with 7 years' service.

He lived at 21 Albert Drive, Pellon Lane.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was taken as a POW by the Japanese at Singapore [February 1942].

He was lost on 12th September 1944 when the Japanese Hell Ships Rakuyo Maru and Kachidoki Maru, carrying British & Australian POWs, were mistaken for cargo ships and torpedoed by US submarines USS Pampanito and USS Sealion.

He died 12th September 1944 (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 77], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mehew, CharlieRef M1428
[1890-1917] Son of Elizabeth & Frank Mehew of 4 Holdsworth Road, Holmfield, Halifax.

Born in Wilsden [9th October 1890].

He lived at 5 Foundry Street, Ovenden.

He was a regular soldier, and with the BEF [August 1914].

He was twice wounded.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action on his 27th birthday [9th October 1917] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Meidalay, RichardRef M1751
[15??-15??] Or Meldalay. Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1561]

Meikle, MrRef M1729
[18??-18??] Police officer in Brighouse [1868]

Meir, Rev W. GakesRef M537
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1906]

Mekesburgh, Richard ofRef M210
[13??-13??] Of Hipperholme. In 1390, he was accused of murdering John Dell of Halifax on Thump Sunday

Melba, Dame NellieRef M164
[1861-1931] The Australian singer visited Halifax on 5th December 1912.

She stayed at the White Swan Hotel and complained that she was unable to sleep because of the Town Hall clock's chiming every quarter of an hour through the night. The council arranged for the chimes to stop between 11 pm and 6 am

Melbourne Clothing Company, Hebden BridgeRef M1436
Partners included Harry Wadsworth

Meldrum, Rev JohnRef M642
[1750-1814] From Scotland.

He served at Malton before becoming Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [1785].

He travelled widely across Britain to raise funds to clear the debt on the Chapel House at Bridge End.

He is recorded as being an author of some repute.

He had a small farm – a croft – at Bridge End.

It is said that Scotty Bank, Scotty Croft Lane and Scotty Well were named for him.

In 1786, after serving 6 months at Rastrick, he moved to Hatherlow, Cheshire where he remained for 28 years

Meldrum, Rev SamuelRef M954
[1???-18??] Minister of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emma Beale who married Rev John Young

Melia's: D. Melia & Company LimitedRef M1092
Local branch of the national grocers and provision merchants at 8 Corn Market, Halifax [1905]

Mellen, Mrs BridgetRef M1631
[16??-1???] She owned Northowram House.

Rev Oliver Heywood rented the house.

A couple of local men, opposing Heywood's views and Royalist leanings, prevailed upon Mrs Mellen and she twice raised the rent in an effort to remove him. Heywood records that one of the men (identified in his diaries as MD) broke his thigh shortly afterwards and died, and the other (JL) sold his own and his wife's lands,

haunts alehouses dayly and is fallen from all good society and exercises tho he made a glorious profession

She subsequently sold Northowram House to her nephew, Benjamin Boys.

In March 1672, Heywood's friend, Jonathan Priestley bought Northowram House on Heywood's account for 100 marks [£67 13/4d].

Mellin, AbrahamRef M1832
[1728-1???] On 22nd October 1751, he married Frances Dudgeon at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha [bapt 1752-1821] who never married
  2. Hannah
  3. Harry [bapt 1755-1829]
  4. Sarah [1757-1832] who never married
  5. Fanny
  6. Betty [bapt 1761]
  7. Thomas [bapt 1762-1805]
  8. Abraham
  9. Grace

The children were baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax

Mellin, AbrahamRef M106
[1763-1817] Son of Abraham Mellin.

Baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [15th September 1763].

Chemist and druggist in business at The Phoenix in the Corn Market [1794], 6 Silver Street, Halifax [1809], and Old Market [1816].

He was one of 3 druggists in Halifax at the time.

He was a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1797].

On 14th January 1796, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Walkinson [1775-1812] at Elland.

He lived at Greece House.

He was buried in Halifax [13th April 1817] age 53

Mellin, FannyRef M1681
[1759-1825] Daughter of Abraham Mellin.

Baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [18th July 1759].

On 1st January 1795, she married William Currer at Halifax Parish Church. Witnesses were Abram Mellin, Hy Mellin and Roger Swire.

She carried on business as a carpet manufacturer in the firm of Widow Currer & Son at Luddendenfoot.

She died at Burnley [31st December 1825]. There is a memorial to her and other members of the family in Luddenden Churchyard

Mellin, GeorgeRef M653
[1884-1917] Son of Lydia & James Mellin of Copley.

He worked for Mackintosh's.

In [Q4] 1909, he married Lemady Cecilia Huby in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed in action [28th April 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France [Grave Ref F 1].

He is remembered on Copley War Memorial, on the Copley Roll of Honour, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.

After his death, his widow was living in Lourençl;o Marques, Portuguese East Africa

Mellin, GraceRef M1607
[1766-1831] Daughter of Abraham Mellin.

Baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [31st October 1766].

In 1788, she and her sister, Hannah, established Mellin's Boarding School, Halifax.

In November 1814, she announced that she was resigning her school at Christmas, and the school would henceforth be conducted by Watkinson's School for Young Ladies, Halifax.

She never married.

He was buried at Halifax [9th July 1831]

Mellin, HannahRef M194
[1753-18??] Daughter of Abraham Mellin.

Baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [18th September 1753].

She and her sister, Grace, established Mellin's Boarding School, Halifax.

She married Roger Swire

Mellin, HenryRef M8420
[17??-18??] Chemist & druggist at Silver Street, Halifax [1822]

Mellin, James WilliamRef M1667
[1???-1894] He was landlord of the Sportsman, Mill Bank [1894].

In 1864, he married Hannah Jemima Akroyd in Halifax.

After his death, Hannah Jemima took over at the Sportsman.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Mellin, ThomasRef M1582
[16??-17??] He had business at the House at the Maypole, Halifax [1709]

Mellin, WilliamRef M832
[1804-1835] Chymist and druggist of Halifax

Melling Clough, TodmordenRef M1651
Numbers 252, 254, 256 & 258 Bacup Road. Early 19th century cottages

Melling, ErnestRef M1711
[1912-1945] Son of Alice & Walter Melling of Halifax.

He was educated at Boothtown School / employed by B. Riley, stonemason of Boothtown.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Ivy G. T. Cottam in Halifax.

They lived at 33 Rhondda Place, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He served in the Falkland Islands.

He was killed in action in Burma [25th March 1945] (aged 33).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 20 B 21].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Melling, John EdwardRef M317
[1872-19??] Son of John Melling, labourer

He was a paviour of 18 St Luke's Street, Halifax [1908].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1908, he married (2) Cordelia at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Cordelia (née Daveney) of 31 Dover Street, Halifax, was the estranged wife of
William Henry Wadsworth, and had children by him and by Joseph Taylor
 

In 1911, Cordelia, a damask weaver, was living at 59 John Street, New Bank, Halifax, with children:

  1. Frank T. Wadsworth [b 1895] who was a cotton creeler [1911]
  2. Fred T. Wadsworth [b 1900]

John Edward Melling is not with them

Melling, John ThomasRef M616
[18??-1918] Of Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Martha Jennings in Todmorden.

They lived at 3 Cross Bank, Meadow Bottom, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 14th July 1918.

He was buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V E 31].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Melling, John WilliamRef M1393
[1895-1917] He lived at 33 Lee Bridge, Halifax.

He worked at Albert Foundry.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [27th November 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mellins Farm, CloughfootRef M729

Mellish, Thomas HinasonRef M1354
[1894-1917] Son of S. & William Mellish of Station House, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 16th Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 22nd October 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11-14 & 162]

Mellor...Ref M28
The entries for people & families with the surname Mellor are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Mellor & BrackenRef M1147
Paper manufacturers at Holywell Green [1874]

Mellor's: Arthur Mellor & CompanyRef M998
Silk manufacturer. In 1923, they had business at Ashgrove, Elland

Mellor's: Benjamin Mellor & SonsRef M1146
Woollen manufacturers at Holywell Mills [1874]

Mellor, Berry & PogsonRef M1325
Cotton spinners at Soyland.

Partners included Benjamin Mellor, Henry Berry and Joseph Pogson.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1857

Mellor's: Henry Mellor & SonsRef M1792
Established by Henry Mellor

Mellor's: J. Mellor & SonRef M883
Printers at Ripponden, Halifax [1927]

Mellor's Mint, BrighouseRef M290
The company was established in 1924 to produce mustard.

Production was at Alexandra Mills, Brighouse & Oxford Mill, Brighouse.

They gradually moved into the sale of mint for use in cooking. After some experimentation, and with ideas which came from the wife of one of the company's directors, they came up with a solution to the problem of keeping the mint fresh. It was chopped up and soaked in vinegar, what is now known as mint sauce.

They became well-known nationwide as makers of mint sauce.

In the 1950s, they were the largest buyer of fresh mint in the country. At peak time, the company processed 20 tons of mint in each 9-hour shift.

The business was taken over by Colman's

Mellor's: Samuel & William MellorRef M1021
They had business at Fink Hill Quarry, Hipperholme [1888-1936].

Partners (possibly) included Sam Mellor and William Mellor

Melrose, EllandRef M383
Aka Melrose Court, Melrose Villa. House on Victoria Road. Built by Joseph Carter [1890s]

Old people's flats here opened on 27th March 1965.

The building was demolished in 2008.

A new development – Willow Court – was built on the site

Melvin, FrankRef M455
[1880-19??] Born in Bradford.

He appeared at British Music Halls, including the Palace Theatre Halifax [1912]

Around 1910, he married Nancy [1881-19??].


Nancy / Nance, born in London, was also a music hall artist
 

On the 1911 census, they were boarders with the Greensmith family, in Hyson Green, Nottingham, where they may have been on tour

Melvyne Cottage, HalifaxRef M1670
Recorded in 1891 in Savile Road. It appears to have been 2 dwellings [1891].

Owners and tenants have included

Member of ParliamentRef M33

Memoirs & JournalsRef M1386

Memorial Hall, HalifaxRef M1817
In 1916, William Wormald Longbottom suggested that a Memorial Hall be constructed to remember those Halifax men & women who served in World War I.

This never came to pass

Memorial Park, Hebden BridgeRef M1543

Memories of CalderdaleRef M1000

Menaghan, ThomasRef M1224
[1890-1918] MM.

Son of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Menaghan of 18 Mellor Street, Mill Lane, Brighouse.

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

He died 5th August 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at Hagle Dump Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II B 9].

He was awarded the Military Medal

Mendelssohn, FelixRef M141
[1809-1847] German composer.

It is said that he visited Halifax.

He was an acquaintance of Samuel Smith, the 2 having met whilst Smith was travelling in Europe in 1839.

In 1842, he composed a setting of the 114th Psalm which he dedicated to the Halifax Choral Society who sang it at Halifax Parish Church.

He gave a copy of his oratorio Elijah to Smith for the Halifax Choral Society. In turn, he passed the folio on to Tom Sutcliffe. Its present whereabouts are unknown.

Menton, StanleyRef M935
[1919-1944] Son of Thomas Menton.

He worked for Asquith's.

He enlisted [1937], and served as a Sapper with the 41 Fortress Company Royal Engineers.

He was captured in Malaya.

He died of malaria in a Japanese POW camp [22nd May 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref B6 J 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Menton, ThomasRef M1414
[1878-1965] He was landlord of the Brewers' Cellar, Halifax / landlord of the Royal Oak, Claremount [1936] / landlord of the Zetland Arms, Huddersfield.

In [Q4] 1919, he married Ada Milner in Halifax

Children:

  1. Stanley

Menzies, JohnRef M1848
[1801-1876] Son of Robert Menzies.

Born in Scotland.

He was a nurseryman [1851] / innkeeper at the Golden Plough, Halifax [1851] / a gardener [1871].

On 28th April 1828, he married (1) Mary Ann Appleby [1803-1844] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Robert Henry
  2. Clara Louisa [1832-1880]
  3. Jessie [1833-1916] who was a dress maker [1851, 1871]
  4. Alexander [1825-1865] who was a county court clerk [1851]
  5. Archibald Appleby [1839-1888]

Mary died in 1844.

In 1851, the children were at 12 High Street, Halifax, with Clara Louisa as head of the household, and not living with their father.


Before 1857, both Alexander and Archibald Appleby emigrated to the USA and fought in the Civil War on the Unionist side.

They both died in the USA

 

On 22nd January 1851, he married (2) Nancy at Halifax Parish Church.


Nancy was born in Warley, the daughter of Naylor Bentley, and widow of Whitehead Smith
 

It looks like his second marriage was not a success.

In 1861 & 1871, Nancy was living at the New Inn, Sowerby Bridge assisting William Whitehead in the pub.

John died in Halifax in 1876 (aged 75).

Nancy died 25th January 1880 (aged 69).

She is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 105] on the grave of her first husband, Whitehead Smith

Menzies, Robert HenryRef M562
[1829-1886] Son of John Menzies.

Born in Halifax.

He was an insurance agent & solicitor's clerk [1851] / a solicitor's accountant clerk [1861] / an accountant [1871, 1881].

On 17th July 1850, he married Frances Shaw at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances was born in Halifax, the daughter of Joel Shaw
 

Children:

  1. Arthur A. [b 1852]
  2. John S. [b 1854]
  3. Alexander [b 1856] who was an accountant's clerk (unemployed) [1881]
  4. Louis E. [b 1860]

They lived at

  • 2 Hanover Street, Halifax [1851]
  • West End, Prescot, Lancashire [1861]
  • 21 Kemble Street or Toll Bars, Prescot [1871]
  • 21 Kemble Street [1881]

They both died in Prescot

Mercantile Bank of Lancashire LimitedRef M864
The bank's head office was in Moseley Street, Manchester.

The Halifax branch opened at 11 Waterhouse Street, Halifax, in February 1894. James A. Riley was the first Manager

Mercer, Rev E.Ref M169
[18??-1???] Minister at Sowerby Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel.

In 1868, he left to serve in Huddersfield

Mercer, George Dawson EdgarRef M176
[1852-1913] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial clerk [1879].

On 15th February 1879, he married Mary Barrett at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Mary was born in Northowram, the daughter of
Thomas Barrett
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1879-1958] who married [1913] Anderson Oddy [1878-1951]
  2. Ruth [1882-1951] who married [1913] Fred Blackburn [1878-1960] (mason) 
  3. Edwin 1884 27th Oct [b 1962] who was a millwright [1910] & married [1910] Harriett Leaver [1884-1944]
  4. Alice [1887-1896]
  5. Annie [1889-1959] who married [1918] Robert Bell [1886-1963] (farmer) 

The children were born in Halifax.

George died in Boothtown [12th August 1913].

Mary died 18th January 1917.

Mary & George were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax with other members of the family

Mercer, HarrietRef M823
[18??-18??] In April 1853, she was imprisoned for 2 months for stealing 2 shawls, the property of Henry Hanson at Halifax

Mercer, JohnRef M220
[1791-1866] Bobbin-winder and handloom weaver.

He studied mathematics and chemistry, and discovered dyes which could be used for printing calico.

In 1844, he invented the process of mercerisation

Mercer, RobertRef M429
[1???-18??] On 2nd May 1824, he married Harriet Hartley.


Harriet was the daughter of
John Hartley
 

Mercer, ThomasRef M1419
[1877-1900] He worked for Smith & Company.

He lived at Cleveland Avenue, Siddal.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to South Africa [February 1900].

He died of enteric fever in hospital in Bloemfontein [8th June 1900] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Mercer, WilliamRef M578
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1753]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha [1734-1736]
  2. Thamar [1739-1741]

His daughters were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Mercer, Dr William B.Ref M894
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Ripponden and Triangle [1905]

Mercers' CompanyRef M1321
A livery company established around 1348 to control the trade of silk, linen, fustian and other cloth.

See Mercerisation

Mercy Lodge, TodmordenRef M1525
Masonic Lodge.

A Juvenile Lodge of the Todmorden District recorded [1907, 1909] when they met at the Waggon & Horses, Walsden and Crossley Fletcher was Secretary

See Loyal Mercy [No ??] Masonic Lodge

Mereclough BottomRef M361
House. A fireplace is dated 1722

Meredith'sRef M161
Piece carbonisers of Elland.

Recorded in 1915

Meredith & Drew LimitedRef M1044
Biscuit manufacturer at Ovenden.

Founded in 1830.

The firm was originally based in the East End of London. When their Shadwell factory was bombed in 1940, they moved to the provinces, and the Halifax plant became operational in 1941. In 1966, the firm was taken over by United Biscuits. At one time, they were the largest producers of biscuits in England.

They also occupied Brookfoot Mill, Brighouse in the 1940s

Meredith, Rev DavidRef M812
[1812-1853] MA.

Born in Cardigan, Wales.

Perpetual Curate of Elland [1849].

He sold the old Glebe House and built the Rectory.

He hoped to continue the restoration work at Elland Parish Church which his predecessor, Rev William Atkinson, had initiated. The congregation disapproved of his plan, and he died before the work was continued.

He married Frances Redhead [1812-1???].


Frances was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Samuel Redhead (Meredith) [1841-1???]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Redhead [b 1788].

Rev Meredith died in 1853.

The Pulpit in Elland Parish Church was installed in his memory

Meredith, J. T.Ref M721
[18??-19??] Partner in Sagar & Meredith

Meredith, Rev JohnRef M891
[1842-1923] MA.

Born in Hertfordshire.

He served at Wakefield and Mold Green before becoming Vicar at St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot [18932-1919].

He married Susan Elizabeth [1836-1916].


Susan Elizabeth was born in Daventry
 

Children:

  1. Mary Whitton [1872-1962] who never married
  2. John Thomas [b 1876] who married [September 1900] Mary Elizabeth youngest daughter of the late Richard Appleyard

Susan Elizabeth died 28th October 1916 (aged 80).

John died 24th January 1923 (aged 81).

daughter Mary died 2nd May 1962 (aged 90).

Members of the family were buried at Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot

Meredith, ThomasRef M892
[18??-19??] Carboniser at Cooper House Mills, Luddendenfoot [1905]

Merifield, ErnestRef M1431
[1900-1918] Son of Maria & Louis Merifield of 17 Union Street South, Halifax.

Born in Douglas, Isle of Man.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in a German attack on Wytschaete [25th April 1918] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Merifield, ErnestRef M1581
[1900-1918] Son of Maria & Louis Merifield of 17 Union Street South, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 25th April 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162]

Merlewood, SkircoatRef M744
Albert Promenade / Kensington Road.

Building plans for a villa by architects Charles F. L. Horsfall & Sons for Arthur Crabtree, are recorded in 1898.

Owners and tenants have included

Merlin Club, Todmorden-cum-WalsdenRef M1017
Recorded 1914-1974

Merlin Engineering Company LimitedRef M1015
They had business at Hebble Mills, Salterhebble

Merrett, GeorgeRef M1442
[1899-1918] Son of George Henry Merrett.

He was a member of Siddal Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / a part-time doffer (worsted mill) [1911] / a member of Siddal Football Club / employed by Morton's.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 25th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He had only been in France for 3 weeks when he was killed

doing his bit in the struggle to crush Prussian bullying which would dominate the world [Halifax Courier]

[12th April 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11].

His cousin Allan Stork also died in the War

Merrett, George HenryRef M1733
[1875-19??] Son of George Merrett, gas stoker.

Born in Bristol.

He was a belt maker of Penuel Place, Siddal [1896] / a leather worker [1911].

In [Q2] 1896, he married Hannah Stork at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Hannah was the daughter of
John Stork
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1895] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. George
  3. John [b 1908]

The family lived at 22 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1911, 1916].

Living with them [in 1911] were Hannah's brother Joe Stork and his 4 children.

They adopted Hannah's nephew Allan Stork

Merrick, FredrickRef M797
[1868-1925] Born in Habberley, Shropshire.

He was an iron foundry labourer [1901] / a foundry labourer [1911].

Around 1891, he married Minnie [1870-1942].


Minnie was born in Harcott, Worcestershire
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Lily [b 1891] who was a drawer (worsted manufacturer) [1911]
  3. John Willie
  4. Florence Edith [b 1896] who was a drawer (worsted manufacturer) [1911]

The family lived at

  • 11 Gibbs Terrace, Dudwell [1901]
  • 1 Longbottom's Buildings, Halifax [1911]

Fredrick died in Halifax [Q2 1925].

Minnie died in Halifax [Q2 1942]

Merrick, John WillieRef M794
[1892-1969] Son of Fredrick Merrick.

Born in Halifax [9th October 1892].

He was a warehouse lad [1911].

In [Q1] 1919, he married Louisa Crowther in Halifax.


Louisa was the daughter of John William Crowther
 

They lived at 46 Boothtown Road, Halifax

Merrick, PatrickRef M1580
[1870-1945] Born in County Mayo, Ireland [25th October 1870].

He was a mason & bricklayer [1939].

In 1905, he married Ellen Brown [1875-1947] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in County Mayo, Ireland [7th November 1975]
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Patrick [1st December 1906-1981] a painter's mate (Corporation Electricity Works) [1939]
  2. Mary Agnes [1908-1979] who married George Holroyd
  3. James [26th October 1909-1962] who was an engineering fitter [1939]
  4. Margaret E [19th July 1911-1973] who was a worsted spinner [1939]
  5. Annie H [25th August 1912-1973] who was an invalid [1939]
  6. Anthony [13th October 1913-31st December 1973] who was a battery maker's labourer [1939]
  7. Catherine [10th January 1916-1980] who was a mineral factory worker [1939] & married [Halifax [Q1] 1941] Clarence Whitehouse

The family lived at

  • 18 Gibson Street, halifax [1911]
  • 111 Haley Hill, Halifax [1939]
  • 9 Fernfield Terrace, Boothtown [1973]

Living with them [in 1900] were Ellen's unmarried sisters: Anne Brown [b 1875] & Margaret Brown [b 1877]

Merrill, Rev SamuelRef M1128
[18??-18??] Wesleyan minister at Bolton Brow [1845]

Merrion, SylvesterRef M1439
[1899-1916] He was educated at Shibden Industrial School [from 1910] / captain of the School football team / a good swimmer.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 17)  when the cruiser HMS Black Prince was shelled in the Battle of Jutland, and sank in the North Sea, with the loss of 857 crew.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 14], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Merritt, GeorgeRef M1446
[1899-1918] Son of Hannah & George Henry Merritt of 22 Jubilee Road, Siddal.

He worked for Siddal Brickworks.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [12th April 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Merry, Rev A.Ref M686
[18??-19??] Curate at Rastrick [1908] and Vicar of Cragg Vale [1909]

Merry BentRef M374
See Great Merry Bent, Little Merry Bent and Upper Merry Bent

Merry, Henry HoraceRef M1787
[1851-1885] He was a medical assistant [1885].

He married Annie.

Children:

  1. Anthony [1881-1884]

He died 2nd March 1885 (aged 34).

Father & son were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 329 D]

Merry Pom-PomsRef M712
Amateur entertainment group of West Vale. Recorded in the 1920s

Mersey Textile Company LimitedRef M1009
Woollen & worsted manufacturers of Grove Mills, Elland. Recorded in 1949

Meskimmon, GeorgeRef M1447
[18??-19??] Dining-room proprietor at 54 Woolshops, Halifax [1936]

MessiahRef M423
A popular choral work written by Georg Friedrich Handel [1685-1759] in 1742.

The association of the work with Halifax was influenced by Joah Bates.

The first performance in Halifax, and indeed

north of the Trent

was at Halifax Parish Church in 1766. It is reported that

The performance was of a very high order and the singers consisted of a Halifax choir assisted by a contingent of vocalists from Kirkheaton which had been trained by the Rev Allott of that place

The leader of the band was William Herschel who played violin and Joah Bates played the new organ.

Mrs Sunderland was well-known for her performances of The Messiah.

See Henry Bates, Brighouse Choral Society, Charles Dibdin and Judas Maccabaeus

Metcalf, JamesRef M1836
[17??-18??] Umbrella maker at Woolshops, Halifax [1822]

Metcalf, JohnRef M581
[16??-17??] Curate at Rastrick [1719]

Metcalf, JohnRef M609
[1717-1810] Road-builder

Metcalf, ThomasRef M1173
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1791-1797]

Metcalf, Willie WelburnRef M1826
[1898-1918] Born in Goole.

He was a Boy Scout / employed by the Rochdale Canal Company.

He lived at

  • Hollins Road, Walsden
  • Norden, Rochdale

During World War I, he enlisted with the Army Service Corps, then served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [30th May 1918] (aged 20).

He is (possibly) remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, and on Todmorden War Memorial

Metcalfe...Ref M31
The entries for people & families with the surname Metcalfe are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Metcalfe & NichollRef M986
Clockmakers and engine makers at Westgate, Halifax [1822, 1829]. Partners were George Metcalfe and John Nicholl

Metcalfe's: Christopher Metcalfe & SonRef M1137
Makers of Machine, wool comb, wire drawers' prichels, steel skewer, hackle, gill, faller, pin and rivets at Jemmy Lane, Halifax [1874].

See Christiane Metcalfe

Metcalfe's: L. Metcalfe & CompanyRef M62
Steel skewers & hooks manufacturer [1911].

Established by Leslie Metcalfe.

They were at Stead Street, Halifax [1899], Home Street, Halifax, and Allerton Wire Works, Halifax [1913]

In 1913, the business was declared bankrupt

Metham, EdwardRef M577
[16??-17??] Or Mesham, Motham.

He was at various times Curate at Cross Stone [1708-1728]

In 1716, a number of local QuakersWilliam Greenwood, William Sutcliffe, Abraham Fielden, Joshua Fielden, and Mary Barker - were prosecuted after they refused to pay certain sums of money demanded of them towards the maintenance of Edward Mesham.

William Greenwood, William Sutcliffe, and Joshua Fielden were held in Rothwell Gaol from 21st September 1716 to 5th October 1720

The Methley family of Ovenden & WadsworthRef M746

Metro-Goldwyn-MayerRef M66
See Arnold Mullins

Metropole, HalifaxRef M347

Metropolitan Borough of CalderdaleRef M533

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough AssociationRef M1640
The charity erected drinking fountains and horse troughs in London and throughout the UK and Ireland around 1880-1930. There were many examples in the district including

See Marian Prescott

Mettrick, PiersRef M1443
[1964-] Actor. He has appeared in the BBC TV series Spooks and played the rôle of Fat Todd in the Channel 4 series Shameless. He lives at Mixenden

Mewburn & BarkerRef M1093
Stocks and shares brokers at 17 Crossley Street, Halifax [1874, 1905]

Mewett & HeywoodRef M1535
Penny Bazaar established in 1887. They were at 65 and 66 Halifax Borough Market [1915].

In 1915, the firm was advertised alongside Heywood's

The Mews familyRef M801
They were lords of the manor and controlled Midgley

Mews, JohnRef M324
[12??-1298] Alias Melsa. In 1297, he was granted free warren in the Manor of Midgley

Mewsom, GeorgeRef M215
[16??-1720] Attorney.

He lived at Ive Ing, Lightcliffe

Mexborough Masonic LodgeRef M1762
Masonic Lodge.

See West Vale Masonic Hall

Mexborough: Lord MexboroughRef M1559
The Earls of Mexborough – of Lifford in the County of Donegal – are a branch of the Savile family.

The First Earl was John Savile [1719-1778].

Lord Mexborough owned land and property in Elland and at Methley

On 27th September 1923, the estate in Elland was sold.

See Bradley Hall, Holywell Green, Clothiers' Arms, Greetland and Mexborough's Arms, Elland

Meyrick, ThomasRef M591
[17??-1770] A Cornishman. He was a Methodist but left to become Curate at Southowram [1750] and Curate at Halifax [1756].

He wrote a satirical poem about a Cornish clergyman who became addicted to intemperance. Horsfall Turner adds

... but fell into the vice himself at last

Miall, EdwardRef M558
[18??-1881] Born in Edinburgh. He was editor of the Nonconformist newspaper. He stood unsuccessfully as the Radical-Dissenter candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1847]. He went on to be MP for Rochdale [1852-1857] and Bradford [1869-1874]

Michael, Rev ThomasRef M735
[1828-1???] Born in Abergavenny.

He was Pastor at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church for 23 years [1861] and Zion Strict Baptist Church, Siddal [1884]

He married Sarah [1826-1???], from Mitcham, Surrey.

Children:

  1. Fred Howard [b 1865] who was an art pupil [1881]

The family lived at 27 Hampden Place, Halifax [1881].

See Holywell Green Baptist Church and Stoney Royd Cemetery

Michell, AlfredRef M1344
[18??-19??] Clothier at Hebden Bridge and Manchester.

In October 1879, he was declared bankrupt

Michell, Sir ThomasRef M277
[15??-155?] A chantry priest who served at Halifax Parish Church. He took confession of Thomas Lacy who admitted stealing £1,000 from the cellar of the Vicar, Robert Holdsworth, in 1536

Micklemoss, NorthowramRef M1329
Recorded in 1435 & 1438, when John Stansfeld was mentioned in the Manorial Count Rolls for
digging turves

here.

Uses the elements mickle and moss, meaning large marsh.

Recorded in 1858, when Samuel Parkinson was here

Micklemossford, ShibdenRef M288
Area mentioned in 1515

Micklethwaite, BenjaminRef M727
[1761-1817] Son of Martha (née Jackson) & Benjamin Micklethwaite of Mirfield.

Baptised on 16th August 1761.

On 21st July 1782, he married Hannah Haigh in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary [1793-1801]
  3. Martha [b 1787] who married [1813] Elijah Cheetham in Halifax
On 12th April 1817, he and Benjamin Gartside were executed at the Tyburn, York for a burglary near Halifax.

He was buried at Rastrick Church [16th April 1817]

Micklethwaite, BenjaminRef M1650
[1798-1857] On 24th June 1857, he was killed in a roof fall at Clifton Colliery.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse two days later

Micklethwaite, James DanielRef M807
[1830-1???] Born in Kirkburton.

He was a weaver [1871] / a pattern weaver [1888].

He married Hannah [1825-1???]. Children:

  1. Bartley [b 1854] who was a teamer [1871]
  2. Arabella [1855-1875] who was a burler [1871], and the 1st wife of Andrew Leather
  3. Fred [b 1857] who was a winder [1871]
  4. Willie [b 1860] who was a worsted doffer [1871]
  5. Ellen [b 1863] who was the 3rd wife of Andrew Leather
  6. Eliza [b 1865]
  7. Tommy [b 1871]

The family lived at Grantham, Dewsbury Road, Rastrick [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] lodger Andrew Leather

Micklethwaite, JohnRef M1362
[1783-18??] Son of Benjamin Micklethwaite.

In 1801, he married Betty Barber in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [1809-1875] who married [1836] Harriet Blackburn at Birstall
  2. Mary [1802-18??] who married [1824] John Bayes at Halifax

Mid Slack Farm, HeptonstallRef M26

Middle Beestonhirst, RippondenRef M371
Baitings, Rochdale Road.

See Beestonhirst

Middle Bottomley Farm, WalsdenRef M458
Bottomley Road. Mid 17th century house. The barn is dated 1784 B I F

Middle Burn Farm, FixbyRef M917

Middle Goat House, RishworthRef M1805
Heath Field.

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Goat House, Rishworth and Upper Goat House, Rishworth

Middle Harper Royd, NorlandRef M380
Farmhouse and other buildings dated M 1687 and GB 1637 for Gabriel Bentley

Middle Hathershelf Farm, BouldercloughRef M632
Hathershelf Lane. The 18th century barn was converted to cottages in the early 1800s.

See Hathershelf Farm and Hathershelf

Middle Longfield House, TodmordenRef M468
Longfield Road. Mid 17th century house. The porch is dated 1700. There is a tablet inscribed W G. The attached double-aisled barn may be 16th century.

See Longfield House, Todmorden

Middle Midgelden Farm, TodmordenRef M469
Bacup Road. Early 18th century house.

A nearby barn is also listed.

See South Midgelden Farm, Todmorden

Middle Ox Heys Farm, ShelfRef M720
Aka Rob Dene Farm. Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Ox Heys, Shelf and Ox Heys Farm, Shelf

Middle Scars, RishworthRef M916
Area of moorland

Middle Schole Croft, BradshawRef M1397

Middle Smallshaw Farm, Hebden BridgeRef M40

Middle Stoodley House, TodmordenRef M1655
Stoodley Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

A nearby mid 18th century barn is listed

Middle Town field, EllandRef M67
Aka Middlemost Town Field. A part of mediæval Elland. Recorded in 1750. Upper Shull and Lower Shull lay north of the land

Middlefoot, BrearleyRef M56
Or Middle Foot. Owners and tenants of the house have included

Middleham, SamuelRef M1448
[1781-18??] Innkeeper at the Armytage Arms, Clifton [1841, 1851]. Samuel Middleton is recorded at the pub [1834].

He was also farming 50 acres and employing 2 labourers [1851].

He married Hannah [1781-18??].

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1816]
  2. Samuel [b 1821]
  3. Hannah [b 1821]

Middleton, C. PeterRef M527
[19??-] Organist at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [1980]

Middleton, CharlesRef M4801
[1860-19??] Born in Norwich.

He was a municipal lamplighter [1911].

Around 1882, he married Effie [1858-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 6 Battinson Street, Southowram [1911]

Middleton, CharlesRef M1247
[1920-1942] Son of Hetty & Jonas Middleton of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died 15th February 1942 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 418], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Middleton DivisionRef M1269
In 1885, Lancashire was divided into 23 Parliamentary divisions. Todmorden and Walsden were a part of Middleton division of South-East Lancashire.

MPs for the Division included:

The constituency was abolished in 1918 and became Middleton & Prestwich

See Population Statistics and Todmorden & Lancashire

Middleton, EllenRef M465
[1870-1958] Daughter of Joseph Middleton.

Born at 13 White Abbey Road, Bradford.

She was a silk spinner [1881] / a silk dresser [1891] / a spreader in a silk mill [1911].

In 1910, she married (1) Harry Whiteley.

In 1910, Ellen and Harry emigrated to the USA, travelling from Liverpool on the Zeeland, landing at Boston, Massachusetts, en route to Sanford, Maine. When Ellen's mother died [1912], Ellen and Harry returning to the UK. On 30th October 1914, they returned to the US, landing in New York on the ship Franconia. Their place of residence, on landing at Ellis Island, is given as Sanford, Maine.

Harry died in Sanford [29th April 1929], and was buried at Oakdale Cemetery.

Ellen returned to Brighouse.

In 1935, she married (2) Thomas Crossley.

She died in Brighouse in 1958 (aged 88) 

Middleton, Frank RoyRef M1319
[1923-1944] Son of Emma & Harold Middleton of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 28th June 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Hermanville War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 4 A 4]

Middleton, JamesRef M624
[1872-1917] Son of Joseph Middleton.

Born at White Abbey Road, Bradford.

He was a labourer living in Back Bethel Street, Brighouse [1897] / a mason's labourer [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1917].

On 7th August 1897, he married Rachel Rushworth at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Rachel, of Denham Street, Brighouse, was born in Elland, the daughter of Thomas Paine Rushworth
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b Clifton 23 November 1897-1971] who married Mr Moore
  2. Nellie [b Rastrick 21 July 1900-1953] who married Harry Bedford

The family lived at Birds Royd Lane, Rastrick [1901, 1911, 1920s].

Living with them [in 1901] were Rachel's parents & brother Charles, and 6 boarders.

By 1911, Rachel & James had separated.

In 1911, Rachel & her daughters were living in Bird's Royd Lane, with mother Emma Rushworth, and boarder Joshua Stake [b Brighouse 1885] (a moulder of iron).

James died at 139 Bradford Road, Brighouse [18th April 1917] (aged 45).

In the 1920s, Rachel & her daughter, Mary Moore, opened a catering establishment in the Bird's Royd Lane house, and catered for the millworkers of the area. The building (now demolished) featured on the cover of Ralph Wade's book Those Were The Days, published by the Brighouse Echo [1980].

From the 1930s to her death in June 1955, Rachel & daughter Mary ran the Wharf Inn, Brighouse at Brookfoot, Brighouse.

Mary retired from the Wharf in the early 1960s, and died in 1971

Middleton, JefferyRef M636
[1915-1945] He was educated at Heath Grammar School / employed by the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 6 Prospect Place, Norwood Green.

During World War II, he enlisted [June 1940], and served as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died on ops with Coastal Command [9th February 1945] (aged 30).

He was buried at Haugesund Cemetery, Norway.

He is remembered on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Middleton, JosephRef M852
[1748-1835] Of Hipperholme. He was for many years, clerk at Coley Church, and afterwards at Lightcliffe chapel, where he officiated until he was about 82 years of age

Middleton, JosephRef M635
[18??-1???]

He married Anne Fudge [1835-1???].


Anne was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at Grace Church Street, Bradford [1861]

Middleton, JosephRef M281
[1833-1882] Born in Brighouse.

He married Ann [1835-1912].


Ann was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1860]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1862]
  3. Albert [b Bradford 1868] who was a silk dresser [1891]
  4. Ellen
  5. James [b 1872]
  6. John [b Bradford 1874] who was a cotton spinner [1891], a dyer's labourer [1911]

The family lived at

  • Park Street, Brighouse [1881, 1891]
  • Back Bethel Street, Brighouse [1911, 1912]

Living with them [in 1881] was granddaughter Rosina Middleton [b 1881].

Joseph died in 1882 (aged 49).

Ann died in 1912 (aged 77) 

Middleton, Sir ThomasRef M7450
[1550-1631] Or Myddleton.

On 18th February 1586, he married (1) Hester, daughter of Sir Richard Saltonstall, at St Dunstan's-in-the-East, London.

Children:

  1. Richard who died young
  2. Thomas

He was apprenticed to Hester's uncle – Ferdinand Poyntz – a citizen and grocer, and was admitted to the freedom of the Grocers' Company [14th January 1582] and to the living [21st March 1592].

He was Lord Mayor of London [1613].

After Hester's death, Sir Thomas went on to marry a further 3 times

Middleton, Sir ThomasRef M7290
[1586-1666] Son of Sir Thomas Middleton.

Born at Chirck Castle, Denbigh.

He was Knighted [10th February 1617]. During the Civil War, he was Sergeant Major General of the Parliamentary forces in Wales.

In 1612, he married Margaret Savile


Margaret was the daughter of George Savile of Wakefield
 

Middleton, Thomas HenryRef M430
[18??-19??] Draper and fent dealer at Bethel Street & King Street, Brighouse.

In September 1893, he was declared bankrupt

MidgeholeRef M69
District of Calderdale north of Hebden Bridge where Crimsworth Beck joins Hebden Water. There is a car park here with access to Hardcastle Crags.

See Hebden valley mills

Midgehole Working Men's ClubRef M1206
Aka The Blue Pig.

In the 19th century, the Midgehole Dye Works built a number of cottages for their workers. One of these became the Club.

It was affiliated around 1908 and is one of the oldest Working Men's Club in the country.

Recorded in 1913, when the membership was 116.

See Midgehole WMC Memorial

Midgelden BeckRef M617
Dulesgate, Todmorden.

See Clough Foot Minewater Treatment Scheme, Todmorden and Gorpley Mill, Todmorden

Midgelden, TodmordenRef M470
Dulesgate. The 3 properties – North Midgelden Farm, Middle Midgelden Farm and South Midgelden Farm - seem to be considered as a unit in the censuses and other records

Midgley...Ref M60
The entries for people & families with the surname Midgley are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

MidgleyRef M70
District of Calderdale east of Hebden Bridge, bounded to the west by Foster Clough and to the east by the Luddenden stream

See Calder Registration District, Greenwood Stone, Midgley Moor, Parish statistics and Midgley Moor

Midgley's Almshouses, HalifaxRef M269
In the 16th century, an almshouse and grammar school were built near Halifax Parish Church under the will of John Midgley

Midgley & Luddenden Musical FestivalRef M124
Established on 26 July 1936

Midgley & RoperRef M1034
Stone quarrier with Long Close Quarry, Brighouse [1896]. Partners included Thomas Roper

Midgley & WoodheadRef M1330
Spring wood dealers at Luddenden.

Partners included Robert Midgley and Robert Woodhead.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1837

Midgley Board of GuardiansRef M504
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Midgley township have included

  • William Aked [1869]
  • William Walker [nominated 1869]

Midgley Board of HealthRef M64
Established in 18??

Midgley constablesRef M1831
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Police Officers in Midgley

Midgley Co-operative HallRef M10
In 1870, the Co-operative Hall was built Midgley Co-operative Society and stood opposite the society's Midgley store. The Hall was used as a venue for meetings and concerts. It was used as a day school until this was superseded by Midgley Board School. The Hall closed in 1960. Arnold Edwards Memorial Gardens now stand on the site

Midgley Co-operative Industrial Society LimitedRef M1066
The Society had its origins in meetings held by a group of Chartists in the Radical Hoil around 1852. The Society was established around 1861, when a store was acquired in Lydgate. This continued in use until 1968.

In 1???, they built houses for their members, and a village hall which accommodated 500 people.

In 1865, a larger store was set up in 4 cottages at Towngate / Thorney Lane.

The society took over the Luddenden Co-operative Society in 1932.

On 5th November 1933, it was taken over by Halifax Industrial Society.

See Midgley Co-operative Hall

Midgley's: David Midgley & CompanyRef M978
Boiler maker at Elland established by David Midgley

Midgley District CouncilRef M378
See H. Hainsworth

Midgley's: E. C. Midgley & SonRef M793
Halifax boot & shoe manufacturers.

Partners included Ellis Crowther Midgley

Midgley History GroupRef M1412
Established in 2004.

See Pennine Perspectives Aspects of the history of Midgley

The Midgley IntelligencerRef M258
A village newspaper produced by Henry William Harwood

Midgley, Manor ofRef M447
In Domesday Book, this was one of the 9 berewicks belonging to the Manor of Wakefield. It appears there as Micleie.

The Manor was granted to the Earls of Warren. In 1297, the Earl granted free warren to John Mews.

The Manor subsequently passed to

See Brearley Hall, Mytholmroyd, Lower Brearley Hall, Midgley, Midgley, Thomas Riley, Thomas Fawcett Riley and Sir George Savile

Midgley MoorRef M391

Midgley Moor ReservoirsRef M679

Midgley Overseers of the PoorRef M1592
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Midgley

Midgley PinfoldRef M1649
The 18th / early 19th century pinfold stands in Chapel Lane at Greenroyd.

Owners were charged 3d per foot to reclaim their animals from the pound. Animals were sold if unclaimed after 5 days.

It is a circular structure with walls about 9 ft high.

Those who held the post of pinder at Midgley included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

Midgley Post OfficeRef M1080
Towngate. This was one of 11 local post offices which – despite popular protests – were closed in August 2008

Midgley Prosecution SocietyRef M1064
On 28th April 1838, Mrs Bedford, innkeeper of the Shoulder of Mutton, Midgley, hosted a meeting at her home to establish the Prosecution society for the prosecution of felons in the township and neighbourhood of Midgley

Midgley Radical AssociationRef M1067
Established in 1837. They met at the Radical Hoil. In 1838, they held their 1st anniversary dinner at the Shoulder of Mutton, Midgley

Midgley Recreation GroundRef M1560
Given by John and Herbert Murgatroyd on 9th September 1924. It opened on 1st August 1925

Midgley School BoardRef M112
School Board set up in 18??. Recorded 1874-1904

Midgley SpaRef M275
Aka Town Syke Well, Midgley

Midgley stocksRef M102
Near Number 61 Towngate. These were used until 1825, when a lockup was established beneath Luddenden School.

Later use is recorded in an item in the Halifax Guardian of October 1864 headed SERVES THEM RIGHT which reported

On the 15th October last John Whitaker and John Balme were ordered to pay 3s. 4d. and costs for playing an unlawful game, but in default of payment on Wednesday they were placed in the stocks from half past twelve to half past three p.m. during heavy rain.

The village well – Midgley Spa – stands near the stocks.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Luddenden lockups

Midgley Surveyor of the HighwaysRef M9230
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Midgley included:

Midgley's: Turner Midgley & CompanyRef M1622
Cotton warp manufacturers at Victoria Mills, Brighouse [1840]

Midgley Urban District CouncilRef M104
Ceased on 27th March 1939. It was amalgamated with Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council.

See Urban District Council

Midgley WorkhouseRef M403
Established in 1770 at New Earth Head.

In 1777, this accommodated 24 inmates. It closed in 1834. It is now a private house

Midgley Working Men's Club, LuddendenfootRef M1161
Recorded in 1917, when David Howarth was secretary

See Thomas Greenwood

Midland BankRef M1234
See HSBC Bank PLC and Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Chambers, Halifax

Midland, Barnsley, Sheffield, Dewsbury, Leeds & Bradford RailwayRef M1322
Recorded in September 1845 to provide short and direct communication between the populous manufacturing and iron and coal districts of Bradford, Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Batley, Dewsbury, Barnsley and Sheffield, with the wool and agricultural districts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Doncaster, Gainsborough, Lincoln etc and the port of Boston. Locally, it would run from Bradford to Barnsley via Brighouse, and then to Leeds and Manchester

The Midland Railway CompanyRef M1049
In 1874, they had a Receiving Office at 21 Southgate, Halifax, when George Crawshaw was agent.

See Spring Hall, Halifax and Trains

Midwood, AllenRef M1284
[1838-1881] Born in Mirfield.

He was landlord of local pubs, including the Wellington Inn, Halifax [1866] and the White Hart, Halifax [1871-1881].

As landlord of the Wellington Inn, Halifax, he was a witness at the trial of John Richard Jeffery, having given Jeffery a drink as he was being taken to Halifax

Midwood, HenryRef M835
[17??-18??] Around 10:00 pm on 8th August 1811, he, David Gledhill and Joseph Brook, all from Brighouse, were involved in an assault upon a party of soldiers who had been recruiting in Brighouse. The gang eventually drove the military out of the town.

At their trial, all 3 men were found guilty

Mier, BarrasRef M765
[1???-18??] Proprietor of Mier & Company.

In February 1835, the Halifax Guardian announced the opening of his


DEPÔT DU PALAIS ROYAL, A PARIS
and
BRIGHTON FANCY FAIR
 

selling fancy goods at premises in Southgate, Halifax – lately occupied by Mr Gregory, (grocer) 

The advertisement stated that


A splendid transparency of Napoleon will appear every evening for two hours
 

and


The CHINESE MAGICIAN will be shown to purchasers, on enquiry
 

Miers, Rev AndrewRef M1353
[1838-1900] Born in Honley.

He was a member of the Committee of the Todmorden Flood Relief Fund [1870] / Minister Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel, Todmorden [1871]

He lived at

  • 62 Gauxholme Place [1871]

In 1871, his sister Fanny [b 1850] was his housekeeper.

He died in Stockton on Tees, Durham

Mikado CaféRef M1043
3 & 5 Silver Street / Commercial Street, Halifax.

George Webster & Sons had a shop here, and the Café opened above the shop in 1889. The Café extended over the premises of Edward Mortimer Limited on Commercial Street.

The machines for grinding and roasting coffee were displayed in the window.

The Café had a Japanese theme. The premises were heated by a large porcelain stove, made by Doulton & Company. It was a no-smoking establishment.

The shop became one of the first self-service outlets in 1957.

The Café closed in 1961.

Webster's went out of business in 1963.

The building was demolished shortly afterwards, and a new block of shops and offices was built on the site.

The street level shop was subsequently occupied by Jowett & Sowry and later William Hill bookmakers.

See Halifax Wireless Club & Radio Society

Milbourne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, AiméeRef M415
[18??-19??] Third daughter of Sir Lionel Milborne Swinnerton-Pilkington Bt.

She married Colonel Sir George Ayscough Armytage in 1899.

She obtained a judicial separation in 1922

Milburn, WilliamRef M1460
[18??-1916] Of 38 Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with V 17th Heavy T.M. Bty Royal Field Artillery.

He died 10th August 1916.

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France [Grave Ref IX D 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mile CrossRef M424
Area of Halifax at the west end of Hopwood Lane.

In 1898, a depot for the new tramways system was built here

Mile Thorn Floral, Vegetable & Dog ShowRef M291
Established around 1870

Mile Thorn Nurseries, HalifaxRef M1094
Recorded in 1905

Miles, ErnestRef M572
[1898-1917] Son of John Miles.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, Todmorden & Sunday School / a weaver at Dawson & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1916], and served as a Private with the 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 9th September 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10B, 11B & 12B], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church

Miles, Major H. G. P.Ref M677
[18??-19??] He lived at Slead Hall, Brighouse [1940].

He married Margaret.

Children:

  1. son [b 1939]

Miles, JohnRef M1660
[1856-1929] Born in Wisbech.

He was a cotton worker.

In [Q2] 1886, he married Rosina Northcott [1860-1925] in Halifax.


Rosina was born in Plymouth
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1885]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1887]
  3. Emily [b 1888]
  4. Alfred [b 1890]
  5. John [b 1893]
  6. Annie [b 1896]
  7. Ernest Miles
  8. Harold [b 1900]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at 10 Derby Street, Millwood, Todmorden [1901, 1911].

The couple died in Todmorden

Miles, John C.Ref M803
[1905-2003] CM.

Aka Johnny. Canadian marathon runner.

Born in Halifax [30th October 1905].

He and his family moved to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. He won many medals and represented Canada at the 1928 and the 1932 Summer Olympics. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

He died in Hamilton, Ontario [15th June 2003]

Miles, LouisRef M530
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Engineers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Miles, PatrickRef M626
[1923-1939] Of 2 Fair View, Longfield Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at St Joseph's School, Todmorden / a member of St Joseph's Boy Scouts / a schoolboy boxing champion / employed in Hill's warehouse & Robinson's Record Value Stores.

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

He was lost [14th October 1939] (aged 16)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-47 and sank in Scapa Flow, Orkney, with the loss of 833 of her crew of 1,219.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 34 2], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Miles, WilliamRef M7500
[18??-19??] Methodist Minister in Halifax [1820]

MilestonesRef M1232

Military Cemeteries & MemorialsRef M282

Milking Bridge, ColdenRef M368
Eaves Avenue. Late 18th century foot-bridge over Colden Water. It is a narrow, single-arch bridge with a stone slab surface

Mill BankRef M131
Village above Triangle, between Kebroyd and Cottonstones

Mill Bank BeckRef M1449
Stream which flows through Mill Bank. There were fulling mills here in the 14th century

Mill Bank Bridge, Sowerby BridgeRef M373
Damside Mill Bank. Late 18th century road bridge

Mill Bank Building SocietyRef M898
Recorded in 1905, when William Stevenson was Secretary

Mill Bank Historical SocietyRef M1432

Mill Bank Industrial StoresRef M1001
Opened on 31st October 1867

Mill Bank Mothers' UnionRef M139

Mill Bank Northern Union Football ClubRef M1382

Recorded around 1915, when Harold Berry and Geoffrey Edmund Elliott were members

Mill Bank Working Men's ClubRef M1526
Recorded in 1902, when the 43rd half-yearly meeting was held.

Recorded in 1917, when John W. Hitchen was secretary.

At a meeting held here following a session of the trial of Frederick Walter Hadwen and Alfred Ingham on 14th January 1902, the members considered proposals to work Hadwen's Mills after the company had closed, putting almost all the inhabitants of Mill Bank and Triangle out of work

Mill ChimneysRef M414

Mill Cottage, CliftonRef M919
The building had some links to the nearby corn mill

Mill Field Ends, LuddendenRef M439
Recorded on maps produced in 1854

Mill Fold, RippondenRef M375
A group of early 19th century houses near Ripponden Old Bridge. One used to be the Over The Bridge restaurant

Mill House Estate, Sowerby BridgeRef M1634
Rochdale Road. The mid 19th century industrial buildings here are listed.

See Mill House Lodge

Mill House Lodge, TriangleRef M1403
Rochdale Road. The lodge to the Mill House Estate.

Home of William Henry Rawson

Mill House, LuddendenRef M257
Rails Lane. 17th century house. Owners and tenants have included

The estate was owned by the Eastwood family until they went bankrupt in 1879. The estate was then acquired by the Titterington family.

The house is now 2 dwellings.

See Pepper Hill Mill, Luddenden

Mill House, MidgleyRef M1562
Owners and tenants have included

  • Councillor J. P. Farrar [1925]

Mill House, SowerbyRef M78
Home of the Rawson family, and the site of mills belonging to the family business.

Owners and tenants have included

Dorothy Wordsworth stayed here in 1795, in 1807 – with her brother William – and in 1816.

W. H. Rawson & Company carried out the finishing process here on goods which were produced at their premises in Old Lane, Halifax.

The house was demolished in 19??. Mill House Lodge still stands on the main Rochdale Road

Millar, Clifford VernonRef M1571
[1896-1918] Son of Mrs Emma Millar of 14 Thorn Tree Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action at Neuvilly, Selle River [20th October 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref II A 15.]

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

Millar, CyrilRef M1504
[1897-1915]

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

He died at Hill 60 [5th May 1915] (aged 18).

He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [Grave Ref II A 147].

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

Millar, HarryRef M1725
[1891-1941] Son of Emma & George Millar of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1919, he married Mary Tidswell in Halifax.

They lived at 22 Diamond Street, Halifax.

In 1905, he was a Drummer in the Volunteer Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

In 1926, he was Drum Major with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

During World War II, he was called-up [September 1939], and served as a Warrant Officer Class II with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was accidentally drowned near Kings Lynn [30th January 1941] (aged 50) 

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3B 41] with military honours.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Millar, RobertRef M1506
[18??-1914] Of 14 Thorn Tree Street, King Cross.

He was educated at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax / employed in Sheffield / a regular soldier / a Reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 11th November 1914.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Millbank Hall, SowerbyRef M208
Milner Lodge is shown as Millbank Hall on some early maps

Millbrook House, TodmordenRef M444
Rochdale Road.

In 1783, Joshua Fielden built the house and set up a cotton spinning business here, and at Laneside House which stands next door. His son John was born here

The Millennium Beacon, WainstallsRef M1348
Erected in 2000 by Teal's Drainage Contractors to celebrate the millennium. It stands next to the Withens Hotel

The Millennium Clock, Hebden BridgeRef M58
The clock was erected on the end of a building at Valley Road, Hebden Bridge in 2000. It was paid for by public subscription and presented to the town by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge

The Millennium Garden, MytholmroydRef M1160
Nab End. A sculpture park

Miller, Albert EdwardRef M1465
[1895-1918] Of 6 Albert Street, Halifax.

He worked at Halifax Zoo.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the 40th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died at No.1 Canada General Hospital [16th April 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXIX D 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Miller, Albert EdwardRef M1281
[1896-1918] Son of A. Miller of Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 40th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died 16th April 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXIX D 8]

Miller Barn, WalsdenRef M1549
Peel Cottage Road.

Early 19th century laithe-house.

Owners and tenants have included

Miller, Rev DavidRef M396
[19??-] Vicar of St John The Divine, Rastrick [2000?]. He moved to Cornwall

Miller, DonaldRef M1566
[1913-19??] Son of John Miller.

Like other members of his family, he was interested in motor-boats

Miller, Fred HorsfallRef M1696
[1895-1917] Son of Ruth (née Horsfall) & William Miller, of Rockcliffe Cottage, Bacup.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 23rd August 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 85-86]

Miller, GeorgeRef M1413
[1884-1917] Son of James Miller.

Born in Hudswell, near Richmond, Yorkshire.

He was a member of Elland Wesleyan Chapel / a woollen feeder [1901] / a driver on the Halifax Tramways.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Doreen [b 1913]

The family lived at 174 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1917].

His wife was dead by 1917.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [23rd April 1917] (aged 33).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel.

His mother, Margaret, was awarded £3 7/7d as guardian of soldier's child Doreen

Miller's Grave, Midgley MoorRef M81
A Neolithic or Bronze Age site comprising a stone cairn surrounding a natural boulder.

At the end of 18th century, a miller called Lee of Mayroyd hanged himself after being jilted by his lover. His body was buried but he continued to haunt the villagers, so they dug him up and left him here on Midgley Moor. He continued to haunt the villagers until his body was finally buried – because he was a suicide – on the north side of the church at Heptonstall.

The Greenwood Stone is nearby

Miller, Rev J. S.Ref M1503
[18??-1???] Minister at Trinity United Methodist Free Church, Walsden. He left in July 1897

Miller, J. W.Ref M1550
[18??-19??] He was appointed Chairman of Halifax Board of Guardians [20 April 1910]

Miller, JamesRef M1600
[1847-19??] Born in Belfast.

He was a gardener's labourer & army pensioner [1891] / a corporation labourer [1901] / a general labourer [1911].

He married Mary [1858-19??].


Mary was born in Chester.

She was a shopkeeper & greengrocer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Alice Gertrude [b 1885]
  2. Mary A [b 1887]
  3. Sarah Lilian [b 1888] who was a cook [1911]
  4. Samuel Charles
  5. John James [b 1893] who was a cotton piecer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 141 Christleton Road, Chester, Cheshire [1891]
  • 153 Christleton Road, Chester, Cheshire [1901]
  • 30 Hope Street, Halifax [1911]

Miller, JamesRef M669
[1863-19??] Born in Richmond, Yorkshire

He was a gas house labourer [1891] / a green grocer [1901] / a fruiterer's salesman [1911].

In 1883, he married Margaret Craddock [1864-19??] in Richmond, Yorkshire.


Margaret was born in Hudswell, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Minnie [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a weaver woollen mill [1911]
  3. Margaret Annie [b 1890] who was a weaver woollen mill [1911]
  4. Lily [b 1892] who was a weaver woollen mill [1911]
  5. Sarah Hannah [b 1894] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  6. James E [b 1896] who was a butcher's apprentice [1911]
  7. Nellie [b 1898] who was a shop girl [1911]
  8. Emily [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 50 Quebec Street, Elland [1891]
  • 3 Dean Street, Elland [1901]
  • 6 Long Lea Terrace, Elland [1911]
  • 174 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1917]

Miller, JohnRef M902
[18??-19??] Dyer.

He lived at Cobden House, Hipperholme [1905]

Miller, JohnRef M658
[1818-1???] He was a beerseller at an unidentified beerhouse at 19 Church Street, Halifax [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

In [Q1] 1843, he married Hannah Wood [1820-1???] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. William Wood [b 1844]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1845]
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1846]
  4. John Edwin [b 1850]

Miller, John A.Ref M321
[1885-1930] Of Brighouse.

Son of John Watson Miller.

Chairman of Miller's Oils.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Donald
  2. daughter

The family lived at Ivy Cottage, Brighouse [1930].

Like other members of his family, he was interested in motor-boats.

He was a motor-boat champion and was killed during an outboard motor boat display at St Helens

Miller, John AlexanderRef M126
[1884-1930] He was a Freemason. In 1908, he married Margaret Eliza Wood [1882-1977] in Halifax.

They lived at Ivy House, Rastrick.

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Miller, John WatsonRef M212
[1851-19??] Founder of Miller's Oils.

Born in Scotland.

He worked in America before returning to Britain and becoming a sales representative for the Standard Oil Company. This brought him to Brighouse where he met Thomas Sykes.

In 1888, he bought Sykes's business at Rastrick, later moving to the Brighouse Brick, Tile & Stone Company site on Rastrick Common.

He was active in the Bridge End Congregational Church / was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893.

In 1882, he married Hannah Burton Blackie [1865-19??] from Scotland, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Phoebe Robina [b 1886]
  3. Mary Eleanora [b 1890]
  4. William Douglas

The family lived at

  • Alma Terrace, Rastrick
  • Lillands, Rastrick [1891]
  • The Cliffe, 8 Cliffe Road, Rastrick [1901]
  • Mirfield [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Hannah's mother Mrs Blackie

Miller, JosephRef M838
[17??-17??] A schoolmaster at Longwood. In 1770, he published A Choice Selection of Family Prayers and Divine Poems

Miller, Lawrence AyrtonRef M1726
[1911-1944] Son of Annie Louisa Olga & Ernest Howroyd Miller.

He was educated at Moorside School & Halifax Tech / employed by Benjamin Riley & Sons, Boothtown.

In [Q3] 1934, he married Doreen Dolly Pearson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Maureen Y. [b 1936]
  2. Keith B. [b 1941]
  3. child

They lived at Green Street, Holywell Green.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 100th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was Navigator in a Lancaster bomber.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 31st July 1944 (aged 33).

He was buried at Haverskerque British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Miller, MaxRef M1517
[1894-1963] Comedian.

In 1922, he appeared as a pierrot at the Shay Gardens, Halifax

Miller's Oils: John W. Miller & Sons LimitedRef M1038
Oil processing company at Rastrick Common founded by John Watson Miller. The factory was built on the site of the Brighouse Brick, Tile & Stone Company. They produced a number of speciality oils including
Cylindroleine
Cylindral

See John Miller

Miller, Ronald B.Ref M1727
[1925-1944] Son of Minnie & George Robert Miller of Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Parish Church School & Halifax Modern School / employed by Farman & Oates, haulage contractors.

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and served as a Trooper with C Squadron 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons)  Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 3rd November 1944 (aged 19).

He was buried at Mierlo War Cemetery, Nederlands [Grave Ref V D 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Miller, Samuel CharlesRef M1604
[1891-1916] Son of James Miller.

Born in Chester.

He was a local champion light-weight boxer and won several medals / employed in a pottery & glazing works [1911] / employed by Inman Brothers Limited / a Territorial.

In [Q3] 1911, he married either Mary Norton or Emily Oates

They lived at 15 Launceston Street, Halifax.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th November 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Miller, William DouglasRef M1565
[1896-19??] Son of John Watson Miller.

Born in Brighouse.

Brighouse Councillor.

Like other members of his family, he was interested in motor-boats

Milleraine SyndicateRef M1204

Millett, HerbertRef M817
[1884-19??] Son of Joseph Millett.

Born in Halifax [August 1884].

He was a labourer for paviour [1901] / a pavior of Arundel Street, Halifax [1906] / a stone paviour [1911] / a road maker [1939].

In [Q1] 1906, he married Ruth Moody [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth, of Fern Bank, Halifax, was born in Upton, Lincolnshire [September 1881], the daughter of Harry Moody, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1908]
  2. Rose [b 1911]
  3. Nellie [b 1913]
  4. Jessie [b 1922] who was a brush maker [1939]

The family lived at

  • 49 Long Row, Mount Tabor [1911]
  • 17 Cote Hill Fold, Halifax [1915]
  • 36 Cote Hill, Halifax [1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion West Riding Regiment.

He was wounded [1st July 1916] / a Lewis gun section leader [1917] / reported missing [3rd May 1917] / demobbed [March 1919].

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [9th June 1917]

Millett, JosephRef M816
[1841-1901] Son of Richard Millett, lime burner.

Born in Pontefract.

He was a farmer of Heckmondwike [1864] / a quarry labourer [1871] / a piecer (cotton mill) [1881] / a road pavior [1891] / a pavior [1901].

In 1864, he married Nancy Tingle [1841-19??] at St Peter's Church, Birstall.


Nancy was born in Heckmondwike, the daughter of Robert Tingle, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1870] who was a driver teamster cart [1891]
  2. Eliza [b 1871] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  3. Agnes [b 1872]
  4. Sarah / Minerva Minnie [b 1873] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  5. Ada Ann / Rose Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted operative [1891, 1891]
  6. Elizabeth / Lizzy [b 1878] who was a mill hand worsted weaver [1881]
  7. Lizzey [b 1879] who was a worsted operative [1891, 1891]
  8. George [b 1880] who was a core maker iron foundry [1901]
  9. Herbert

The family lived at

  • 17 Albion Street, Brighouse [1871]
  • 2 Mile Thorn, Halifax [1881]
  • 1 Arundel Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Joseph died in Halifax [Q2 1901] (aged 58) 

Millfold Recreation GroundRef M543
Mill Bank, Ripponden

Milligan, Mrs Annie ElizabethRef M654
[1???-1936] She died in Egham, Surrey. In her will, she left £200 and a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper painted by Guglielmo Gringaschi to Heptonstall Church. This had been bought by John Sutcliffe of Hebden Bridge in 1906

Milligan, GeorgeRef M552
[18??-1???] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [February 1897-August 1897]

Milligan, GeorgeRef M948
[1847-19??] Son of William Milligan.

He was a damask manufacturer's clerk [1871] / a commercial clerk (worsted) [1881] / a worsted manufacturer employer [1891] / a worsted & silk manufacturer [1901] / a manufacturer of upholstering fabrics employer [1911] / partner in H. C. McCrea & Company.

In 1888, he married Martha Ann, daughter of Frederick Green Fleming, at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at Eastfield House, Claremount [1891, 1901, 1905].

Living with them [in 1901], was Martha's father Frederick Green Fleming.

In 1911, George and Martha Ann were living at the Imperial Hydro, St Annes-on-the-Sea, Fylde, Lancashire

Milligan, JamesRef M433
[1853-1919] Born in Halifax.

On 6th June 1878, he married Mary Tuley in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Thomas Tuley
 

Children:

  1. John Harold [b 1879]
  2. Horace Stanley [1882-1943]
  3. Arnold William [1884-1965]
  4. Robert Oswald [1886-1973]
  5. George Douglas [1889-1892]
  6. James Clifford [1890-1891]
  7. Septimus Tuley [1891-1901]
  8. Doris Mary [1894-1894]

James died in Halifax [28th February 1919]

Milligan, WilliamRef M1231
[18??-18??] In 1854, he was in Morocco with brothers, George and William Robinson. They then went to Portalegre, Portugal

Milligan, WilliamRef M1579
[1816-1882] Of Halifax.

Son of hatter John Milligan.

He was a painter [1837, 1841] / a painter employing 2 men, 3 boys [1851] / a master painter employing 3 men [1861] / a master painter & floor cloth manufacturer employing 4 men & 2 apprentices [1871] / a master painter and floor cloth manufacturer employing 4 men & 1 boy [1881]

He established William Milligan & Son with his son, George.

In 1838, he married Mary Tate [1819-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of James Tate
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1839]
  2. Ann Mitchell [b 1842] who was a dressmaker [1861]
  3. Margaret Elizabeth [b 1845] who was a shop assistant [1861] & married Francis Rawlings
  4. George
  5. Mary Ann [b 1849]
  6. Agnes Jane [b 1851]
  7. James [b 1853] who was an apprentice with his father [1871]
  8. William Scott [b 1856] who was a patent agent's clerk [1871]
  9. Donald Tate [b 1858]
  10. Walter Henry [b 1860]
  11. Jessie Edith [b 1864] who married [1887] Robert Clucas

The family lived at

  • 12 Copper Street, Halifax [1837]
  • Harrison Road, Halifax [1841]
  • 3 St James Street, Halifax [1851]
  • St James Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 7 St James Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]

In 1891, the widowed Mary was living with her married daughter Jessie E Clucas, in Blackburn

Milligan's: William Milligan & CompanyRef M1152
Oil refiners, manufacturers of stearine, wheel grease, sizing tallow and boiler composition at Scarbottom Mill, Mytholmroyd [1861]

Milligan's: William Milligan & SonRef M1011
Painters established by William Milligan. They were at 12 Copper Street, Halifax [1837] and Hanson Lane, Halifax

MillinersRef M1583

Millington, Rev JamesRef M1357
[18??-18??] Minister at Halifax [1848]

Millington, William EdwardRef M1085
[1893-1916] Son of William Johnson Millington.

Born in Mytholmroyd [27th May 1893].

Baptised at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [28th June 1893].

He was a shuttle maker for D. Walton, Wood Lea, Savile Road, Hebden Bridge [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [18th May 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was admitted to hospital 3 times in 1915 with trench foot.

He was killed in action [17th September 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref IV K 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Millington, William JohnsonRef M1106
[1858-1925] Born in Eccles.

He was a school master [1882].

On 21st December 1882, he married Mary Elizabeth Pick [1863-1919] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Salford
 

Children:

Children:

  1. Martha [1884-1922]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1885]
  3. Eleanor Annie [1887-1951]
  4. Gertrude [1889-1955]
  5. Beatrice Wilhelmina [b 1891]
  6. William Edward
  7. Frederick Harry [1896-1970]

The children were born in Mytholmroyd.

The family lived at

  • 7 Bank View, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • 9 Calder Bank, Hebden Bridge

Millman's Carpet StoreRef M1618
Barum Top. Carpet and furniture retailers. Established around 1940.

The site was formerly occupied by the Olympia Garage Limited. The property was demolished around 1999. The Barum Top pub was built on the site

Millreed Lodge Care Home, WalsdenRef M1300

Millroyd IslandRef M497
Brighouse housing development of the former Mill Royd Mill completed in 2004

Mills, AbelRef M50
[1853-1917] Son of Thomas Mills.

In [Q1] 1889, he married Elizabeth Oates in West Derby, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Oates [1889-1890] who died aged 14 months and was buried in Liverpool
  2. Dorothy [1895] who died aged 4 months

Abel died 1st May 1917.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3402] with their Mills grandparents

Mills & factoriesRef M408

Mills, Andrew HarwoodRef M1742
[1980-] Actor.

Born in Halifax.

He studied acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He has made several films

Mills, Frank WallisRef M481
[19??-] DFC.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1971-1972]

Mills, Dr Frederick CharlesRef M1359
[18??-19??] MA, MB, ChB.

He lived at Linden Terrace, Hipperholme [1922]. He was physician and certifying surgeon / medical officer to Hipperholme UDC / the Halifax Union

Mills, JamesRef M377
[1787-1820] Of High Sunderland, Halifax

He married Hannah [1785-1867].


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Thackrah
  2. John
  3. Edward [b 1822] who was a machine maker [1841], a journeyman machine maker [1851]

James died 17th April 1820 (aged 33).

Hannah married (2) Joseph Gray

Hannah died 28th April 1867 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with grandson James Addison Mills who died 19th June 1836 (aged 10 months) 

Mills, JohnRef M2190
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Mills, JohnRef M1282
[18??-18??] Iron founder at New Bank, Halifax.

In 1855, he was declared bankrupt

Mills, JohnRef M1328
[1810-1860] Son of James Mills.

Born in Halifax.

He was a machine maker & iron founder employing 62 men [1851] / a machine maker at Haley Hill.

In December 1857, the firm

made an assignment for the benefit of creditors

John died 7th April 1860 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with his parents

Mills, JosephRef M518
[1883-1918] Son of Margaret Jane & Adam Mills of 415 Burnley Road, Todmorden.

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

He died 30th September 1918 (aged 35).

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

Mills, LeslieRef M1509
[19??-1944] He worked for Mollett's, Northgate.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Ellen Pearson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Shirley [b 1938]
  2. Joan [b 1940]

They lived at 18 All Souls' Terrace, Halifax.

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

He died of wounds in the Indian theatre in 1944 (aged 28).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mills, Rev P.Ref M651
[19??-19??] He was vicar of Calderbrook, Manchester before becoming Vicar of Southowram [1978]

Mills, SallyRef M7150
[1812-1905] In 1835, she married John Holt.

At their wedding celebrations at the Hollins Inn, Walsden, John broke his leg.

They had no children.

After John's death, Sally married John Haworth [1814-1876].

They were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel with Sally's first husband John Holt

Mills, SamuelRef M773
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Barkisland [1835]

Mills, T. G.Ref M1538
[18??-19??] Of Stoneswood House, Todmorden.

He was Managing Director of Lord Brothers Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Kathleen Foster who married [2nd August 1913] Stewart Patterson from Edinburgh

Mills, ThackrahRef M1642
[1808-1871] Son of James Mills.

Born in Northowram.

He was a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1861] / a Halifax Councillor [1861-1864].

He built Stoney Royd Mills, Halifax.

On 1st November 1833, he married Jane Duncan in Halifax.


Jane was the daughter of Addison Duncan
 

Children:

  1. James Addison [August 1835-19th June 1836] who died aged 10 months, & was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with his Mills grandparents
  2. Ann [1838-1891] who married George Frederick Smeeton
  3. Henry Duncan who died 25th November 1859 (aged 5 years & 12 weeks), & was buried with his parents

The family lived at 3 St James's Road, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1851] were Jane's father Addison Duncan & brother Charles Duncan.

Jane died 24th August 1870 (aged 61).

Thackrah died 27th January 1871 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 146]

Mills, ThomasRef M24
[1820-1886] Halifax hairdresser & toy dealer.

In 1851, he is recorded as


residing at the sign of the
Buckingham, Bull Green, and later, being a beer seller
 

He was listed as insolvent April 1855.

Children:

  1. Jonathan [1849-1855]
  2. Abel
  3. Lucy Ann [1854-1883] who married Thomas Carney
  4. James Normington who married Rachel and had son Thomas [1865-1871]
  5. Mary Hannah who married [Halifax Q2 1881] John Henry Hey and had son Harry [1889-1892]

Thomas died 19th February 1886 (aged 66).

Hannah died 21st June 1888 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3402]

Mills, ThomasRef M1614
[1891-1915] Brother of Mr T. Scarborough of 15 Garden Street, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died 23rd June 1915 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 21 & 31]

Mills, TomRef M644
[1917-1943] Son of Sarah & Thomas Mills of Todmorden.

He married Margaret J..

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 27th February 1943 (aged 26).

He was buried at Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref 16 G 19].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Patmos War Memorial

Mills, WilliamRef M759
[1868-1924] Born in Drighlington.

He was a brass finisher [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1891, he married Sarah Hannah Green [1869-1955] in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Gilbert Alva [b 1893] who was a brass finisher's apprentice [1911]
  2. Alma who died 24th July 1896 (aged 2 years), & was buried with her parents
  3. Evelyn Mary [b 1897] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  4. William Kenneth [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 11 Parliament Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 25 Melville Place, Halifax [1911]

William died 26th October 1924 (aged 56).

Sarah Hannah died 5th November 1955 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-M16]

Millson, Rev Francis EnglandRef M567
[1829-1910] MA.

Or Rev Francis English Millson.

Born in Thorne [1st June 1829].

Minister of Northgate End Chapel [for 34 years: March 1872, 1905].

Hubert Clarke was his assistant.

He was a prime mover in the establishment of evening classes in Halifax [1886].

In 1896, he published Two Hundred Years of Northgate End Chapel with illustrations by R. E. Nicholson and H. R. Oddy.

In 1850, he married (1) Frances Swanwick in Ormskirk.

Children:

  1. Marian
  2. daughter

In 1884, he married (2) Maria Stansfeld at Kensington.


Maria was the daughter of Judge James Stansfeld
 

The family lived at

Maria died 27th February 1904 (aged 80).

She is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904.

Francis retired to live in Ilkley.

He died 23rd February 1910.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 185] with Maria's parents.

See Northgate End Chapel Bicentenary Memorial and Edwin Booth Stott

Millson, MarianRef M709
[1855-1887] Elder daughter of Rev F. E. Millson.

Born in Ormskirk.

She married Robert Edleston.

After her husband's death, she lived at Cliff Hill, Warley.

She died on 13th July 1887 on her way to Tenerife

Millstone gritRef M113
Local stone of the Calder Valley which is predominantly a coarse sandstone.

It is a sedimentary rock composed of coarse grains of sand.

It is quarried for use as building material.

The name comes from the fact that it was used for millstones to grind flour and for whetstones to sharpen blades.

See Grindlestone Bank and The Tonsured Monk

MilltownRef M80
Popular name for Hebden Bridge

Milltown MemoriesRef M382
Local history magazine – the Upper Calder Valley captured on camera – produced by Frank Woolrych and Issy Shannon.

Launched in Autumn 2002, the magazine presented a fascinating collection of articles, stories, photographs about the district.

The illustrations included many photographs from the Longstaff Collection.

The magazine was discontinued with Edition 15 of March 2006

Millward, JosephRef M1666
[1831-1872] He was landlord of the Royal Hotel & Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax [1864].

In [Q4] 1852, he married Sarah Scott [1832-1891] in Halifax.

Joseph died 21st March 1872 (aged 41).

Sarah was landlady of the Royal Oak, Halifax [1881, 1887, 1891].

She died 27th April 1891 (aged 59).

She is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1891

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1270]. The headstone carries the symbols of the Freemasons

MillwoodRef M129
Area of Stansfield near Cross Stone.

In the 19th century, the engineering works of Robert and William Barker were here.

In the 19th century, Maden & Hoyle owned 72 cottages here where their employees lived

Millwood Bus Depot, TodmordenRef M1308
Halifax Road

Millwood House, TodmordenRef M84

Millwood Tunnel, StansfieldRef M1520
Tunnel for the Manchester & Leeds Railway. 225 yards in length.

On 11th October 1909, a man was knocked down and killed in the tunnel

Millwood Working Men's Club, TodmordenRef M1539
Recorded in 1913, when the membership was 82.

See Broadstone Working Men's Club, Millwood

Miln Cliff, RastrickRef M1370
Aka Scar Mill Cliff.

An area of Birds Royd Lane opposite the site of Brighouse Mill.

The cliff was a prominent feature before the area was developed.

The Quaker Burial Ground was here

See Scar Mill, Rastrick and Snake Hill, Rastrick

The Milne familyRef M1837

See John Cartwright

Milne & TurnerRef M1782
Woollen merchants at Longbottom.

Partners included (possibly) Samuel Milne and John Turner.

The partnership was dissolved in 1826

Milne, BenjaminRef M3310
[17??-18??] He married Martha Heap [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Benjamin

Milne, BenjaminRef M1845
[1751-1819] Son of Thomas Milne.

He was apprenticed to a brass founder & brazier who had an ironmongery. Benjamin took over the ironmongery but the business failed.

He moved to London and managed a tobacconists business at Deptford.

He was Collector of Customs at Bridlington [1791].

He was involved in several projects in East Yorkshire:

  • He initiated the construction of public hot baths in Bridlington [1803]
  • He initiated construction of the lighthouse on Flamborough Head [1806]
  • He sank a bore-hole in the middle of Bridlington harbour which still, at certain stages of the tide, provides pure, soft, fresh water [1811]

In 1772, he married (1) Ann Waugh.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1774] who married Mr Hatfield
  2. George [b 1777]
  3. daughter

He married (2) Miss Bayley of Scarborough

Milne, BenjaminRef M1199
[1811-1869] Or Milnes.

Son of Benjamin Milne.

Born in Northowram [4th October 1811].

Baptised 14th November 1811.

He was licensee of the Wellington, Elland [1845] and the Malt Shovel, Halifax [1852, 1864] where he installed a Music & Picture Gallery.

On 6th November 1837, he married Amelia Brear [1819-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Brear [1838-1891] who married George William Blake
  2. Mary Ann Brear [1840-1892] who was a pianist [1861] and married James Firth
  3. Emma Brear [b 1841]
  4. Martha Ann Brear

Benjamin died 8th March 1869.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

His will was proved by his widow Amelia, Thomas Moorhouse, & Isaac Brear of Northowram (farmer).

Amelia married John Brearley

Milne, CharlesRef M1586
[1794-1858] Eldest son of Thomas Milne.

He was a wine merchant [1841] / partner in Charles & Thomas Milne [1845] / a wine & spirit merchant [1851].

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

He married Margaret Jubb [1799-1871].

His wife supported the Warley Free School for Girls.

The family lived at

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [22nd June 1858] in the same vault as his wife

Milne's: Charles & Thomas MilneRef M1129
Wine and spirit merchants at Warley [1845].

Partners included Charles Milne and Thomas Milne

Milne, JamesRef M784
[17??-1???] He had a drapery business at Hall End, Halifax.

In the late 18th century, he left and amalgamated with that of his son-in-law, John Rayner.

He married Jane Preston.

Children:

  1. Rachel [1799-1875] who married John Rayner
  2. Elizabeth [1804-1874] who married Jonathan Wilkinson Foster

Milne, Martha Ann BrearRef M304
[1843-1884] Daughter of Benjamin Milne.

She was a pianist [1861]

In 1868, she married (1) Thomas Moorhouse.

Thomas died 7th January 1878.

In 1880, she married (2) Robert Shackleton Holmes.

Children:

  1. Brear [1883-1965]

Martha Ann died at Heath Farm, Wakefield [16th January 1884].

She was buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [28th January 1884].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £204 4/11d to Brear Holmes (plumber) 

Milne, Rev RichardRef M1301
[1675-1732] Son of Richard Milne [1648-1703] of Milnrow, Lancashire.

He was ordained at Macclesfield [17th June 1700] / a Nonconformist minister at Stockport.

On 19th October 1703, he married Lydia, daughter of Josias Stansfield.

Children:

  1. John [1707-1757]
  2. Nathaniel [d 1754]
  3. Thomas
  4. Mary [1718-1796] who married John Lea

He was buried in the north aisle of Stockport Church

Milne, SamuelRef M1274
[1754-1800] Son of Thomas Milne.

On 9th May 1782, he married Elizabeth Robinson.

Children:

  1. Harriet [1783-1797]
  2. Elizabeth [1784-1799]
  3. Amelia who married her step-brother, Josias Stansfeld, and died without issue
  4. Samuel [1799-1837]

The family lived at

He died after a few days' illness [14th November 1800]

Milne, SamuelRef M127
[1798-1877] Son of Thomas Milne.

He was a merchant.

Around 1830, he ran a private school in Halifax.

He was one of the original trustees of, and a subscriber to, Warley Grammar School.

He was a well-known antiquary

On 8th July 1841, he married Caroline Field [1801-1871] at Camberwell.

The family lived at

Milne's: Samuel Milne & CompanyRef M1489
Kersey manufacturers at Longbottom [1805, 1809].

Their mill was destroyed by fire on 31st January 1805

Milne, ThomasRef M1303
[1715-1782] Son of Richard Milne.

He was apprenticed to John of Haugh End, son of Josias Stansfield. He started his own business at Brockwell, Sowerby.

He married Mary Whitehead [1713-1746].

Children:

  1. John [b 1739] who married [1761] Mary Walton
  2. Lydia [b 1743] who married [1768] John Preston, woolstapler of Bradford
  3. Sarah who died young
  4. Richard who died young

He married Damaris, daughter of Benjamin Holroyd.

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Mary [1753-1830] who married John Cartwright
  3. Samuel
  4. Susannah [1756-1799] who married Joseph Whiteley
  5. Thomas
  6. Martha [1759-1793] who married [1780] Robert Ward, a woollen draper of Bradford
  7. Ann [1761] married in 1786 to Rev Anthony Moss
  8. Daniel [1763]
  9. Richard [1764] who was a lawyer at Rochdale, & married [1789] Phebe Gore of Rochdale
  10. Sarah [1769-1793]
  11. Elizabeth [1773-1842] who married James Aked

The family lived at

Milne, ThomasRef M198
[1757-1844] Son of Thomas Milne.

As a young man sought his fortune in London and entered the tobacco industry in partnership with Timothy Stansfield.

Upon his marriage, the partnership was dissolved so that Thomas could return to Halifax, where he set up business as a wine merchant.

He was wine merchant [1809] / a partner in Charles & Thomas Milne [1844].

On 13th April 1790, he married Sarah Clark [1768-1840] at St Leonard's, Shoreditch, London.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1791]
  2. Sarah Clarke [b 1793]
  3. Charles
  4. Thomas
  5. Samuel
  6. Mary Ann [b 1800]
  7. Caroline [1802-1880] who acquired Warley Cottage [1850]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1804]
  9. Ann married [1838] Henry Clark


Question: A notice in The Leeds Mercury [21st April 1827] announced the death [on 15th April 1827] of Eliza, aged 22, second daughter of Thomas Milnes of Cliff Hill near Halifax.

Does anyone know whether she was a member of this man's family?

 

The family were Independent or Congregational.

He built several small properties in Warley and on Warley Town Lane – including Liverpool Row - and owned much property in Warley, including Cliff Hill, Warley which he bought in April 1790, Warley House, and Binns Hill Farm, Warley

He planted many of the trees along the approach to Warley.

He was a subscriber of Warley Grammar School.

See Sowerby Bridge National School and West Yorkshire Railway Company

Milne, ThomasRef M1255
[1796-1860] Of Warley House.

Son of Thomas Milne

On 16th April 1823, he married Harriet Hope in Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Louisa Hope [1825-1870] who married [Halifax 1857] Ernest Noel (MP for Dumfries) 

During a lecture tour in 1857, the explorer, David Livingstone, stayed with the family.

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

He died 27th February 1860

Milner...Ref M675
The entries for people & families with the surname Milner are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Milner & BrayRef M5661
Card makers at Horton Street, Halifax [1822] and 17 Back Horton Street, Halifax [1829].

See John Milner & Company

Milner & Company LimitedRef M1031
In 1883, Milner & Sowerby became a limited company.

The Sowerby family controlled the business, although some of the employees were shareholders.

The company went into liquidation in 1910.

See Major R. J. Sowerby and Thomas Tiffany

Milner & SowerbyRef M1013
Publishing, bookbinding and printing firm founded by William Milner and carried on by his stepsons, Francis Robert Sowerby and John Edwin Sowerby.

They were at Wade Street [1850] and Raglan Street Works [1863].

In 1862, they advertised their Halifax Publications and Halifax Editions in The Times.

In 1883, they became Milner & Company.

See Joseph Vickerman

Milner & TaylorRef M1590
Woollen merchants at 8 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Milner's: James Milner & CompanyRef M1010
Card manufacturers of Halifax. Recorded in 1868. Partners included James Milner and James Nicholl Priestley.

The partnership was dissolved in 1872.

See Milner & Bray

Milner's: John Milner & CompanyRef M1490
Cotton and wool card makers at Horton Street, Halifax [1809]

See Milner & Bray

Milner Lodge, SowerbyRef M207
Aka Millbank Hall. The house stands on the corner of Blackwood Hall Lane and Boys Scar next to the railway and opposite the entrance to Luddendenfoot station.

The house was built by William Currer in the early 1800s.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The house was used for several years by a coal merchant.

Recently, it has been used for storage by Ferguson Fertiliser Company

Milner Place, SowerbyRef M1105
Owners and tenants have included

Field names mentioned here in 1664, include Le Housepasture, Le Laithbanks, Le Stubbs, and Le Parocke

Milner RoydRef M407
Area of Mearclough.

Houses here were built by the Whitworths for their workers.

See Milner Royd Fever Hospital, Milner Royd House and Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works

Milner Royd Hospital, Sowerby BridgeRef M1341
Established at Milner Royd House, Sowerby Bridge.

Milner House Smallpox Hospital – aka Norland Smallpox Hospital – was recorded here in 1905, when Alfred Tiffany was caretaker, and his wife Jane was matron.

Milner Royd Fever Hospital was here in the 1920s.

The hospital closed on 6th June 1934

Milner Royd Junction, Sowerby BridgeRef M1358
Railway junction east of Sowerby Bridge on the West Riding Union Railway

Milner Royd LNRRef M409
A local nature reserve behind the waste transfer station at Fall Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Milner Royd, NorlandRef M1799
London Road.

Early 19th century house with barns and outbuildings.

Owners and tenants have included

It has been converted into apartments.

See Milner Royd Dye Works, Sowerby Bridge and Milner Royd Mills, Sowerby Bridge

Milnes...Ref M417
The entries for people & families with the surname Milnes are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Milnes & WrigleyRef M1053
Cotton spinners at Brow Mills, Sowerby Bridge [around 1800]. Partners included James Milnes and Watts Wrigley. The partnership was dissolved in December 1803

Milnes's: John Milnes & SonsRef M1339
General carriers of Brighouse.

Established by John Milnes.

Partners included Tommy Milnes.

In March 1896, the business was declared bankrupt

Milthorp, James FredRef M618
[1894-1918] Born in Barnsley.

He lived at Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died of wounds [30th September 1918].

He was buried at Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, France [Grave Ref D 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Milton, AmbroseRef M756
[1793-18??] Son of John Milton.

Born in Greetland.

Baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [11th August 1793].

He was a fuller [1841] / a cloth fuller [1851].

Around 1821, he married Sarah [1793-18??].


A Sarah Nutton married an Ambrose Milton in Halifax [27th March 1826]
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1821] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1821] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  3. Maria [b 1821] who was a cotton card room hand [1841]
  4. Martha [b 1826] who was a cotton card room hand [1841]
  5. John [b 1826] who was a fuller [1841]
  6. Sarah [b 1827] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  7. William [b 1829] who was a cotton carder [1851]
  8. Catharine [b 1834] who was a cotton spinner [1851]
  9. Ellen [b 1837]
  10. Eliza [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Bedlam Heights, Ovenden [1841]
  • 12 Martin Green, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]

Sarah died between 1841 & 1851.

Living with them [in 1851] was 9-month-old grandson Samuel Milton

Milton, DanielRef M296
[1780-1856] Born in Culmstock, Devon.

In 1801, he volunteered to serve with the 95th Rifles. He served for 21 years as volunteer soldier in the 2nd Battalion 95th Regiment of Foot. He fought in the invasion of the River Plate, South America [1806], under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular Wars, and at the Battle of Waterloo

He was awarded the medal of Gallant Service with clasps for service at Vimiera, Corunna, Salamanca, Vittoria, Orthes and Toulouse.

He was discharged in 1818 as

old and worn out, afflicted with chronic rheumatism

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter

He lived at Range Bank, Halifax.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4200].

He worked as a factory labourer until his death – by paralysis.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4200] in a public grave, as a labourer. There is no headstone

Milton, FrederickRef M1271
[1888-1917] Aka Fred.

Son of George Milton.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a member of Hipperholme Liberal Club / a member of Hipperholme Wesleyan Cricket Club / a brick presser [1901] / a brickworks labourer [1911] / employed by Brooke's Limited, Hipperholme.

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

He died from appendicitis at No.6 Stationary Hospital, France [21st January 1917] (aged 28).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd February 1917].

He was buried at St. Hilaire Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I H 4].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial.

His brother Henry also died in the War

Milton, GeorgeRef M1814
[1862-1903] Son of Henry Milton, labourer at worsted mill.

Born in Bristol.

He was a stone quarrier of 24 Saltaire Road, Shipley [1883] / a stone quarryman [1891] / a stone dresser [1901].

He married Mary Ann Hardcastle [1866-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.


Mary Ann, a domestic servant of 24 Saltaire Road, was born in Norton, Derbyshire, the daughter of Henry Hardcastle, stone mason
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Annie [b 1886] who was a woollen spinner [1901]
  3. Frederick
  4. Ethel [b 1891] who married [Q4 1909] James Robert Moss [1885-19??], coal miner of Gaythorne Terrace, Hipperholme, son of Alfred Moss, delver
  5. John [b 1895] who was a brickworks labourer [1911]
  6. James [b 1897] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 15 Cottage, Woodhead, Hipperholme [1891]
  • Gardeners Square, Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 4 Gaythorne Terrace, Hipperholme [1911, 1917]

George died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 41)  Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Ethel, her husband James Moss (clay miner, underground), and son Frederick M Moss [b 1910].

Sons Henry & Frederick died in World War I

Milton, HenryRef M1272
[1884-1917] Or Harry.

Son of George Milton.

Born in Shipley.

He was a brick presser [1901] / a brickworks labourer [1911] / employed by Brooke's Limited.

In 1905, he married Emily Shaw [1885-19??] in Halifax


Emily was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1906]
  2. Mary Alice [b 1907] who married Ernest Sutcliffe
  3. Emily [1909-1916] who died from burns when her clothes caught fire after her mother had left the children alone [27th March 1916] (aged 7) 
  4. Annie [1911-1912] who died in infancy
  5. Frederick [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 22 Neville Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 Gaythorn Terrace, Hipperholme [1917]

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

He died 5th August 1917.

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I BA 4].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial.

His brother Frederick also died in the War

Milton, ViscountRef M582
[1786-1857] Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, third Earl Fitzwilliam. In 1806, he visited Halifax. He supported Parliamentary reform, and was an early advocate of free trade. He was MP for the West Riding [1807-1831]. He ran unsuccessfully in the 1841 elections.

Several local streets – such as Milton Place, Halifax, Milton Street, Halifax and Milton Terrace, Halifax are named for him

Mineral water manufacturersRef M1338

Mines, ThomasRef M1264
[17??-17??] Hatter in Halifax [1773]

Minett, FredRef M861
[1872-19??] Born in Long Itchington, Warwickshire.

He was an overlooker in dyehouse [1901] / a motor driver [1911].

In 1893, he married Ada Mary Drury [1871-19??] in Derby.


Ada was born in Derby
 

Children:

  1. Henry Elsworth
  2. Reginald [b 1898] who was a machine tool maker [1911]

The family lived at

  • 4 Mill Hill Lane, Slead Syke Hall Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 16 John Street, Elland [1911]
  • 26 Griffe Road, Wyke
  • George Street, Hipperholme [1916]

Minett, Henry ElsworthRef M865
[1894-1916] Son of Fred Minett.

Born in Long Itchington, Warwickshire.

He was a clerk at dye works [1911] / employed at the Century Dye Works, Elland [for 10 years] / a well-known football & cricket player in Elland.

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

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8C, 9A & 16A]

Minion, Rev JamesRef M707
[1866-19??] Born in Bolton.

He was curate at Chequerbent, near Bolton before becoming Vicar of St George's Church, Sowerby [1907].

In 1895?, he married Harriet [1867-19??].


Harriet was born in Scorton, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1900]

He left Sowerby in 1914

Minnett, FredRef M1573
[1874-1944] Son of Thomas James Minnett, coachman.

Born in Halifax.

He was a coachman of 10 Cousin Lane, Ovenden [1898] / a coal carter [1901] / a domestic chauffeur [1911].

In 1898, he married Emma White [1869-1952] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount


Emma, of Marlborough Avenue, Halifax, was born in Warwick, Warwickshire, the daughter of Jacob White, labourer
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Kathleen Millicent [b 1904] who married [Halifax Q2 1927] Anthony Grogan

The family lived at

  • 3 Smiths Terrace, Ovenden [1901]
  • 1 Victoria Terrace, Delph Hill, Halifax [1911]

Fred died in Halifax [Q3 1944] (aged 69).

Emma died in Halifax [Q1 1952] (aged 82) 

Minnett, GeorgeRef M1563
[1900-1918] Son of Fred Minnett.

He was a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / employed by H. J. Homfray & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted at the age of 15 [1915], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds in No.5 Casualty Clearing Station [17th August 1918] (aged 18).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [24th August 1918].

He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France [Grave Ref IV C 31].

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

Minnett, Harry ElsworthRef M551
[1894-1916] Or Minett.

Son of Ada Mary & Fred Minnett of Wyke.

Born in Warwick.

He worked at Century Dye Works, Elland [for 10 years].

He lived at George Street, Hipperholme.

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

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8C, 9A & 16A], on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe, and on the Memorial at Elland Constitutional Club

The Minster, RishworthRef M1595
Current name [2010] for Rishworth Lodge

Minstrel Cottage, Mill BankRef M1641
40 Lower Mill Bank Road.

This and the George were probably a single mid 18th century house.

Mires, RishworthRef M1270
Farm

MiriamRef M1252
A clock was installed in the gable of St John's Hospital and named Miriam in honour of Mrs Miriam Lightowler.

On 11th September 1929, at 12.30 pm exactly, Mrs Lightowler set the clock in motion with the words

Miriam, by the swing of this pendulum, which I now release for all time, I command you to show an honest face to the public of this borough and as long as your heart shall beat, to do your work as thoroughly as the men and women to whose name I dedicate you this day – the Guardians of the Poor

When the Halifax Union Workhouse was demolished in 1972, the mechanism of the clock was removed installed in the spire at St Paul's Church, Halifax

MiriamRef M595
In May 1936, Halifax Fire Brigade named their new 100-ft Leyland turntable ladder Miriam in honour of Mrs Miriam Lightowler

Misdale, RichardRef M441
[1???-18??] He ran a dancing school in Halifax [around 1830]

MishRef M227
Brand of pet-food produced by Mitchell & Broadbent

Miss Lister's Mine, ShibdenRef M1494

MissionariesRef M1561

Missionary murderRef M476
See Edith Nettleton

Mister MenRef M498
Popular children's cartoon characters created by Roger Hargreaves

MitRef M228
Brand of pet-food produced by Mitchell & Broadbent

Mitchel, DanielRef M1288
[17??-18??] His entry in the Parish Register Index may be a mistranscription for Daniel Hitchen / Daniel Kitchen.

Hatter in Halifax [1799]

Mitchel, MrRef M561
[16??-16??] Curate at Rastrick [1655]

Mitchell'sRef M512
Retailer & manufacturer (?) of ladies' & gentlemen's boots & shoes.

Recorded in 1901, when they were at 88 Commercial Street, Brighouse

Mitchell...Ref M92
The entries for people & families with the surname Mitchell are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Mitchell's: Abraham Mitchell & CompanyRef M980
Wholesale brush manufacturers established in 1859 by Abraham Mitchell at Central Brush Works, Halifax. They were known for their products which included
Mill brooms
Kitool Union mill brooms
Weed brooms,
Corn millers' brooms
Bottle-washing brooms
In 1890, they employed 20 workers. Recorded in 1905

Mitchell & BarkerRef M968
Cotton manufacturers at Vale Mill, Todmorden [1905]. Partners included William Henry Mitchell and Elias Barker

Mitchell & BroadbentRef M1042
Pet-food manufacturers and fat refiners with a factory at Birdcage, Beacon Hill Road, Halifax. The company was established by John and Harry Mitchell, and Mr Broadbent in 1???. They produced pet-food with the name Mish and Mit. The area was renowned for the unpleasant smell which the factory produced.

The mill, which could clearly be seen from Halifax, was destroyed by fire in July 1961

Mitchell & CompanyRef M1008
Worsted spinners of Valley Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

Partners included Herbert Mitchell and James William Mitchell

Mitchell & HorsfieldRef M206
Tar distillers at Brighouse.

Partners included W. Mitchell and T. B. Horsfield.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1873

Mitchell & Jenkinson LimitedRef M1025
Engineers and pattern makers at Victoria Works, Halifax

Mitchell & SonRef M1461
Auctioneers. Partners included George Mitchell.

They had business at the Crystal Palace, Ripponden [1873, 1912]

Mitchell, Broadbent & RushforthRef M128
Dyers at Elland.

Partners included J. Mitchell, C. Broadbent and B. Rushforth.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1819

Mitchell BrothersRef M1061
Cotton spinners and doublers at Prospect Mills, Sowerby Bridge and Aked's Mill, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1905].

Partners included Thomas Mitchell, Henry Mitchell, James Mitchell, and Emmanuel Mitchell.

The partnership was dissolved in 1902, as regards Henry Mitchell. The business was carried on by the other partners.

On 20th November 1906, the engine house at their works in Pellon Lane was wrecked when a pinion wheel burst

Mitchell BrothersRef M8000
They had business at Old House Mill, Sowerby Bridge [1896].

Partners included Herbert Mitchell

Mitchell Brothers, Old TownRef M1014
Worsted manufacturers established by William Henry Mitchell and John Cousin Mitchell at Old Town Mill, Wadsworth.

In 1930, the firm changed hands and was run by Mitchell Brothers (Old Town) Limited.

See Abraham (5) Gibson and Yorkshire Doubling Company

Mitchell's Cash Stores, EllandRef M1003
Established by Henry Mitchell in 1892.

The business closed in 1918. The building was bought by Chesswas Jewellers

Mitchell's: George Mitchell & CompanyRef M357
Cotton spinners at Lower Lumb Mill, Triangle.

Partners included George Mitchell, John Stephenson, Lister Booth, George Henry James Heal, and Robert Platt.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent [June 1859], so far as regards George Mitchell and Robert Platt.

George Henry James Heal, Lister Booth and John Stephenson carried on as Heal, Booth & Company

Mitchell HallRef M412
Aka New House, Ovenden.

The property was built on the site of a house known as Mitchell Hall.

Owners and tenants have included

Mitchell's: J. W. Mitchell LimitedRef M924
Steam road-engine owners established by John William Mitchell. They had premises at Queensbury and Fenton Road, Halifax.

When his son Charles Albert Mitchell returned from World War I, the company became J. W. Mitchell & Sons Limited, civil engineering contractors

Mitchell's OutfittersRef M1697
Ladies' & gents' outfitters established by Harold Mitchell.

They were at No.1 Crown Street, Halifax [1917].

In 1917, Wilfred Pickles became an errand-boy here

Mitchell's PavilionRef M385
A part of the leisure facilities offered at Hardcastle Crags in the early 20th century

Mitchell's: Thomas Mitchell & SonRef M1056
Cotton spinners at Swamp Mills, Sowerby [1819]

Mitchell's Turkish Baths, HalifaxRef M1523
Recorded in 1903 at Bull Green

Mitchell's: W. & J. W. MitchellRef M973
Cotton doublers at Victoria Mills, Ripponden [1905]

Mitchell's: W. B. MitchellRef M1016
Maltsters of Kilnhurst and Ewood, Todmorden.

See Malt Kiln Bridge, Todmorden

Mitchell's: William Mitchell & CompanyRef M1054
Cotton spinners at Old Lane Mills, Ovenden [1793].

Partners included Luke Staveley, John Mitchell, William Mitchell, and William Whitfield.

The partnership was dissolved in 1??? and William Mitchell, and William Whitfield carried on with the business

MitholmRef M1167
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865]. It is not clear whether it refers to Mytholm, Hebden Bridge or Mytholm, Shibden

Mitre Theatre, HalifaxRef M204
19th century theatre / music hall at the Mitre, Market Street.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Before leaving Halifax don't forget to call at THE MITRE HOTEL and MUSIC HALL, Market Street, Halifax

Proprietor: Mr Frank Walton
Manager: Prof. Gibson

Open every evening with a Grand Variety Company of Star Artistes, Wines, Beers and Spirits of the Finest Quality.
Champagnes of the Finest Brands

We make a Speciality of our Mineral Waters

Mitton, FredRef M1732
[1920-1944] Son of Minnie & Samuel Arthur Mitton of 66 Catherine Street, Elland.

Born in Greetland.

He was educated at Greetland Board School & Kaye's College Huddersfield / a member of Greetland Cricket Club / a member of Greetland AFC / employed by Lumby's, Greetland.

During World War II, he enlisted [June 1940], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He served in Egypt, Iraq & India.

He was killed in action [15th June 1944].

He was buried at Imphal War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 3 F 1].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Mitton, GeorgeRef M939
[1825-1???] Son of John Mitton.

Born in Langfield.

He was a cotton weaver [1841] / a warehouse man (cotton mill) [1861] / a warehouse man [1871].

In [Q4] 1846, he married Betty Holt [1829-1???] in Todmorden.


Betty was born in Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1851] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  2. John
  3. Thomas [b 1856]
  4. Emma [b 1858] who was a heald knitter [1871]
  5. William [b 1860] who was a throstle spinner [1871]
  6. Henry [b 1864]

In [Q1] 1868, he married (2) Mary [1826-1???] in Todmorden.


Mary was born in Stansfield.

Mary had 2 children:

  1. John W. Howorth [b 1860] who was a mule spinner [1900]
  2. Susy Howorth [b 1861] who was a throstle piecer [1871]

 

The family lived at

  • Higher Dobroyd, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • 8 Dobroyd, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]

Mitton, J. T.Ref M1515
[18??-19??] He was bookseller / stationer / newsagent / agent for foreign postage stamps / rubber stamps at 22 Water Street and Bridge End, Todmorden [1900]

Mitton, JohnRef M643
[1???-1736] Son of Thomas Mitton.

Born at Geslingroyd, Barkisland.

He wrote a diary recording the general weather and meteorological conditions – pressure, temperature, wind-directions – between October 1710 and December 1713

Mitton, JohnRef M941
[1801-18??] He was a ag.lab [1841].

Around 1820, he married Hannah [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. William [b 1821] who was a weaver (cotton & worsted) [1841]
  2. Sarah [b 1826] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  3. George
  4. Mary [b 1826] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  5. Hannah [b 1828]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1831]
  7. John [b 1832]
  8. Martha [b 1834]
  9. Emma [b 1836]
  10. Thomas [b 1839]

The family lived at Stoodley, Todmorden [1841]

Mitton, JohnRef M938
[1853-1938] Son of George Mitton.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

In [Q1] 1877, he married (1) Mary Chadwick [1856-1917] in Todmorden.


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ernest [b 1886] who was a reacher-in (cotton) [1901]
  3. Harry [b 1888] a shop assistant (grocery) [1901]
  4. Nellie [b 1892]

Mary died 28th December 1917 (aged 61).

In [Q1] 1921, he married (2) Jane Clegg [1865-1926] in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 1 Meadow Bottom Terrace, Stansfield [1881]
  • Dobroyd Road, Todmorden [1891]
  • 1 Dobroyd Road, Todmorden [1901]

Jane died 18th May 1926 (aged 61).

John died 12th February 1938 (aged 82).

He & his wives were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden [Upper Yard]

Mitton, JohnRef M478
[1878-1965] JP.

Son of John Mitton.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a confectioner's errand boy [1891] / a shop assistant (furnishing) [1901] / shop manager for the furnishing department of the Todmorden Co-operative Store [1911]. He later owned a furniture shop (next to the Co-operative Store) in Todmorden.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1942-1943] and his daughter-in-law Marion served as Mayoress.

Around 1902, he married Betsy.


Betsy was born in Todmorden.

She is said to have been an invalid

 

Children:

  1. Allan [b 1905]
  2. Will who married Marion Widdop

The family lived at

  • 20 Hare Hill Street, Todmorden [1911]

Mitton, ThomasRef M847
[1???-1???] Of Geslingroyd, Barkisland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Mitton, WillRef M937
[1907-1983] Son of John Mitton.

He married Marion Widdop.


Marion was the daughter of Ernest Widdop
 

When Will's father became Mayor of Todmorden [1942-1943], Marion served as Mayoress

Mitton, WilliamRef M449
[1855-1928] Of Halifax.

He was a self-employed blacksmith [1923].

He married Clara Elizabeth Carter [1855-1939].

Children:

  1. Hilda May [29th June 1893-1986] who married Ellis Lawrence Freeman

MixendenRef M90
District of Calderdale to the north-west of Halifax

See Cragg Court, Mixenden, Dodge Holme Court, Mixenden, Hebble Court, Mixenden, Jumples Court, Mixenden, Charles Albert Mitchell, Mixenden Court, Mixenden, North Halifax and Wheatley Court, Mixenden

Mixenden BandRef M1868
Recorded in September 1871, when they played in the Queensbury contest

Mixenden BeckRef M604
Name given to the Hebble along part of its length

Mixenden BridgeRef M211
Bridge over the Hebble Brook. It is dated 1773 and bears the name of the surveyor, James Priestley.

See Crown & Anchor, Mixenden, Jumples Bridge, Mixenden and Mixenden Corn Mill

Mixenden Carbonising CompanyRef M110
Recorded in the 1930s

See Carbonising

Mixenden Co-OpRef M1380
Branch number 23 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in June 1873

Mixenden HallRef M171
See Fold Farm, Illingworth and Mixenden Old Hall, Moor End

Mixenden, Henry deRef M205
[12??-13??] Lived with his brother at Fold Farm, Illingworth in 1274

Mixenden IngsRef M1638
Recorded on 20th September 1820, when Benjamin Joyett lived here

Mixenden LibraryRef M203
Mixenden Road. Recorded in 1929. At that time, it was only open on Thursday evenings.

See Frank Cyril Pritchard

Mixenden MillRef M38
The area around Mixenden Corn Mill was known as Mixenden Mill well into the 1700s.

A popular name for Mixenden.

See Mixenden Corn Mill

Mixenden, Ministers ofRef M177

Mixenden MoorRef M172
See Mixenden Moor finds

Mixenden Moor findsRef M144
In the late 1700s, a peat cutter found a collection of Bronze Age artefacts on Mixenden Moor.

The finds included a bronze palstave, an axe made from a green pebble, speckled with white, a black whetstone, a grooved hammer stone, several arrowheads, and a stone gouge.

See Mixenden urnfield

Mixenden Old HallRef M1511
Moor End Road. Around 1693, Rev Matthew Smith bought
the place now known as Mixenden Hall

This stands at the cross-roads to Wainstalls, Pellon and Mixenden.

Smith extensively refurbished the property.

In 1717, Smith built Moor End Congregational Church on the land.

The property is known locally as Mixenden Hall, and the gateposts are inscribed

Mixenden Old Hall

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

It is now a privately-owned children's home.

See Mixenden Hall

Mixenden PlantationRef M1165

Mixenden Post OfficeRef M1087
Recorded in 1861 as a post office receiving house at Mixenden Lane. It was then at the same address as the business run by Johnson Hope, shopkeeper.

Recorded in 1905 at 35 Clough Lane

Mixenden ReservoirRef M620
Clough Lane. Reservoir for Halifax Corporation. It was an extension of Ogden Reservoir.

The ceremony of cutting the first sod – by Mayor Thomas Shaw – took place on 1st May 1867. Built by J. F. Bateman. The reservoir opened in 1873. It covers 22 acres and has a capacity of 106 million gallons

See Betsy Sutcliffe

Mixenden RiotRef M134
In 1896, a young man called Varley was charged with raping Sarah Ann – daughter of engine tenter Peter Webster of Hey's Lane, Mixenden – and sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment.

On the evening of Wednesday, 5th August 1896, a group of locals who knew the man and the girl – and her reputation – protested at the sentence, and stormed the girl's home, throwing tin cans and stones at the house.

Webster and his 4 sons were afraid to leave the house to fetch the police. The girl and her mother hid in the cellar as windows were smashed and the house damaged.

Several people were charged with riotously and tumultuously assembling and doing damage to the house of Sophia and Peter Webster:

  • Fred Rushworth [aged 20] (butcher) - sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment
  • Herbert Ambler [aged 24] (clogger) - sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment
  • Arthur Crabtree [aged 28] (delver) - who was found not guilty
  • John Horsfield [aged 17] (overlooker) - sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment
  • Tom Heap [aged 22] (carter) - sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment
  • Willie Skelton [aged 28] (delver) - who was found not guilty
  • Jonathan Clayton [aged 30] (delver) - charges against him were withdrawn
  • Sarah Seers
  • Eliza Dean
  • Martha Newell (mill hand) 

After the incident, the Websters moved to Morley

Mixenden, Robert deRef M217
[12??-13??] Lived with his brother at Fold Farm, Illingworth in 1274

Mixenden Roman Ring CampRef M41
Lies between Hunter Hill and Withens Road

Mixenden Stones Farm, MixendenRef M1378
There is a datestone A I H 1743 – said to be for Ann & Isaac Holdsworth


Question: Does anyone know anything about the Farm or the Holdsworths who may have lived there?

 

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Mixenden treasureRef M191
In the 15th / 16th century, there were tales of a buried hoard at Hunter Hill, Mixenden.

An expedition in 1510 failed to find anything. The treasure-hunters – who hailed from Bingley – were said to have used black magic to find the hoard. When the church heard this, the men were forced to do penance at local fairs.

See Mixenden Moor finds and The Mixenden Treasure

Mixenden Urban ParkRef M547

Mixenden urnfieldRef M48
Enclosed Bronze Age urnfield lying west of Overgreen Royd Farm, Mixenden

Mixenden Ward, HalifaxRef M1384
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax.

See Margaret Alice Berry

Mixenden Working Men's ClubRef M1207
Recorded in 1905 at 12 Mill Lane, Mixenden when Irvin Hartley was secretary.

In 1917, Herbert Ambler was secretary

Moat, ThomasRef M940
[17??-18??] Around 1803, he and George Panter were cotton spinners and manufacturers of cotton goods at Shibden Mill.

In 1806, they were declared bankrupt

Mock Beggar Hall, HartsheadRef M608
An early name for Mock Hall Farm, Hartshead

Model housing schemesRef M101

Model Lodging House, BrighouseRef M440
Martin Street. In the 19th century, this was a rooming house. This was used by Irish workers. The lodging-house keeper at the time of the Irish Riots of 1882 was Jack Shillito.

More recently, it has been occupied by a nursery, and a book shop

Model Lodging House, HalifaxRef M738
9 Smithy Street.

On 2nd December 1866, John Crossley sold his Model Lodging House at Mulcture Hall, Halifax

on very liberal conditions ... a fine 5-storey substantial stone building in the Italian style of architecture

to Halifax Corporation for a new model lodging house in Smithy Street, Halifax.

It was refitted at a cost of about £300, and opened on 4th May 1867.

In November 1867, the building underwent extensive enlargement.

It stood on the west side of Smithy Street, between Jail Lane & Woolshops, and was described in the Halifax Courier [22nd September 1866], as


a lofty, substantial stone structure, in the Italian Gothic style. It is four storeys high, in addition to the basement storey, in which is to be the cooking equipment, the second-class lodgers' kitchen, the first-class lodgers' day room, lavatory, coal store, and a cellar warehouse
 

Other lodging houses are recorded in Smithy Street, including that of Henry Walsh.

See Common Lodging House and Henry Wilson

Model Lodging House, Hebden BridgeRef M923
Recorded in 1905 at 64 Market Street. The proprietor was William Woodhead

Model Lodging House, Mulcture HallRef M806
Established by John Crossley, around 1850.

On 2nd December 1866, Crossley sold the property to Halifax Corporation for a new Model Lodging House in Smithy Street, Halifax

ModelleRef M457
A costumier, ladies's coat and gown specialist – the house of fashion – which was in Prince's Arcade and Woolshops, Halifax. Established around 1927.

They were at 12 Woolshops, Halifax [1936] when A. Birtley was proprietor.

It closed in 1978 for redevelopment of Woolshops

Modern Foundries LimitedRef M991
Albert Road, Halifax. Business controlled by William Asquith Limited. They produced large castings for many local firms, and for other companies around the world. Recorded in the 1950s.

See Richard W. Asquith

Moderna Blanket Works BandRef M749
Formed in 1949. Aka the Cragg Vale & Mytholmroyd Band Moderna Works (Mytholmroyd) Band.

Disbanded in 1???

See Moderna (Witney) Limited

Moderna Way Bridge, MytholmroydRef M524
Modern bridge over the Rochdale Canal. Built in 1???.

See Brearley Upper Bridge, Mytholmroyd

Moderna (Witney) LimitedRef M1047
Nationally-famous blanket and bedding manufacturers of Mytholmroyd.

Originally founded by Thomas Ratcliffe as T. Ratcliffe & Company Limited in 1872, and later renamed Thomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited – see John Culpan and David Smith.

They produced the Sole Mio Blanket.

In 1951, under the control of Norman Culpan, the business went public and was taken over by a company from Witney in Oxfordshire, and became Moderna (Witney) Limited. In 1969, a warehouse was destroyed by fire. In 1974, the company was bought out by carpet manufacturers Bond Worth. In 1976, the company was taken over by the Belgian firm Sona Consultants Limited. Sona told the workers that the company would close for 6 months to be refurbished, but it seems that Sona were involved in exporting second-hand textile machinery to the Third World, and never reopened the factory. The works closed in 1976/7. In 1979, the mills were sold to Halifax textile waste merchants Wattlid Limited. In 1986, the mills were destroyed by fire in a suspected arson attack. A new industrial estate was built on the site.

See Moderna Blanket Works Band

Moe, Harold F.Ref M300
[1897-1916] Born in Texas of British parents.

He was a boarder at Crossley & Porter School [1911].

During World War I, he served with the 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 23rd July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 14C], and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Moffat, DavidRef M786
[19??-1942] Born in Belfast.

He grew up in Halifax.

He was a member of St Bernard's Scouts, Halifax / educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Balme & Pritchard Limited.

During World War II, he enlisted [April 1941], and served with the Royal Marines.

He was one of the Cockleshell Heroes who took part in Operation Frankton. On 7th December 1942, a party of 12 marines sailed their two-man canoes into Bordeaux Harbour and attached limpet mines to destroy enemy vessels. David's canoe capsized and he was one of 8 men who lost their lives in the operation. He is believed to be buried in the sand dunes along the coast from Bordeaux.

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

Moffatt, AlfredRef M541
[1837-1899] Born in Roberttown.

He was a maltster [1872] / a maltster & corn merchant [1881] / a brewer & maltster [1891].

In [Q3] 1872, he married Sophia in Aberystwyth.


Sophia was the daughter of
James Stansfeld, and widow of Rev Percy Bakewell
 

The family lived at

  • Moorlands, Mirfield [1881]
  • Lees Cottage, South Shore, Layton with Warbreck, Lancashire [1891]

Sophia died in Blackpool [3rd May 1891].

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

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

Alfred died in Bridlington in 1899

Moffett, Rev RichardRef M585
[1815-1883] Or Richie, Ritchie.

Born in Ireland.

He trained at Rotherham College before becoming Minister at West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge [March 1849-1879].

He resigned at Christmas 1879.

He was retired Independent Minister [1881].

In 1857, he married Sarah Miles Fordred [1834-1919] from Dover, in Hackney.

Children:

  1. Agnes Miles [1858-1945]
  2. Florence Margaret [b 1860]
  3. John Ritchie [b 1865]
  4. Ethel Catherine [1869-1944]

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Moger, TimothyRef M1584
[1893-1917] Born in Halifax.

His grandfather kept a tailor's shop at the bottom of Lister Lane, Halifax. His brother lived at 24 Melville Street, Halifax.

He was educated at St Mary's Catholic School / employed by Dean Clough Mills / employed by the Fur Fabric Company, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was wounded on 3 occasions.

He died of wounds in hospital at St Omar [1st June 1917] (aged 24).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moira, MrRef M393
[18??-1???] Photographer.

Recorded in February 1864 when he and his partner E. Haigh were mentioned in the Court Circular for their portraits of the Princess Alice, and several other members of the nobility

Moit Hall Farm, SoylandRef M459
Owners and tenants have included

Molesworth, Rev Dr John Edward NassauRef M261
[1790-1877] DD.

He was Vicar of Rochdale.

In 1815, he married (1) Harriet Mackinnon [1787-1850].

Children:

  1. William Nassau
  2. John
  3. Harriet
  4. Daniel
  5. Emma Frances
  6. Louisa who married Rev John Edwards
  7. George Hill Frederick
  8. Rennell Francis Wynn
  9. Guilford Lindsey

In 1854, he married (2) Mrs Harriet Elizabeth Bridges (née Affleck) [1807-1897] widow of John Thomas Bridges [d 1853], and had 9 step-children, including Harriet Louisa.

He was significant when Todmorden lay within the parish of Rochdale and during the unease over the 2 Todmorden parish churches

Molesworth, Rev Rennell Francis WynnRef M82
[1827-18??] MA.

He was educated at Brasenose College Oxford. On 11th April 1868, he was appointed Vicar of Todmorden [1868-1875].

Son of Dr Molesworth, Vicar of Rochdale, who appointed him after the murder of Rev Anthony Plow.

During his ministry, he made alterations to St Mary's Church.

When consulted by Right Rev Dr Fraser, Bishop of Manchester, Rev Molesworth suggested that the parish be split into two: one based at St Mary's Church, and the other at Shade. This came to naught.

In September 1875, he resigned to take up a post at Washington, County Durham

Mollett, Alfred LeslieRef M1839
[1901-1968] (Possibly) son of John Mollett.

He was educated at Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge [1910] / a director of John Mollett Limited & many companies in the textile business [1949].

In [Q3] 1925, he married Eileen E. M. Cockroft in Bradford.

Children:

  1. John Moreton Cockroft [b North Bierley 1928] who married [1953?] Jennifer Segger from Bournemouth

The family lived at Field Head, Lightcliffe [1953]

Mollett, Betty N.Ref M673
[1923-19??] RNVAD.

Daughter of Howard Farrar Mollett.

Born in Halifax.

In 1946?, she married Surgeon Captain R. Wallace Simpson MB ChB RN from Glasgow

Mollett, Howard FarrarRef M672
[1889-19??] Son of John Mollett.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a furnishing ironmonger [1911] / partner in John Mollett Limited.

In [Q4] 1917, he married Gladys Pybus [18??-1971] in Hull.

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. Philip

The family lived at

He was dead by 1971

Mollett, JohnRef M1838
[1861-19??] Son of John Mollett, farmer of 100 acres at Barley, Yorkshire.

Born in Beal, Yorkshire.

He was a shopman (as silver smith) boarding with Samuel Hartley [1881] / an ironmonger, fireplaces, electric, gas & domestic engineer [1897] / sole agent for the Well Fire at 4-6 North Parade, Bradford with a workshop at 33 Brunswick Place, Bradford [1897] / an ironmonger, electrical engineer &c at with premises at 46 Darley Street, Bradford and at 59 Commercial Street, Halifax [1904] / a furnishing ironmonger [1911].

He established John Mollett Limited as a private limited company [22nd October 1919].

In [Q3] 1884, he married Ellen Farrar [1865-19??] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Thornton, the daughter of Jabez Bunting Farrar
 

Children:

  1. Howard
  2. Willie J. [b 1897]
  3. (possibly) Alfred Leslie

The family lived at

  • Birkin House, Hipperholme [1901]
  • Holme Dene, Hipperholme [1911]

Mollett's: John Mollett LimitedRef M413
Established by John Mollett.

Other members of the family – Howard Farrar Mollett, John Philip Mollett, and Alfred Leslie Mollett - followed in the business.

They were listed as

  • an ironmonger, fireplaces, electric, gas & domestic engineer [1897]
  • sole agent for the Well Fire at 4-6 North Parade, Bradford with a workshop at 33 Brunswick Place, Bradford [1897]
  • an ironmonger, electrical engineer &c at 46 Darley Street, Bradford and at 59 Commercial Street, Halifax [1904]
  • a private limited company [22nd October 1919]
  • a converted to public company [9th June 1948]
  • fireplace specialists at 45 Northgate, Halifax [1936]
  • sanitary engineers & plumbers' merchants at 3 Weymouth Street, Halifax & 6 Portland Place, Halifax [1936]
  • manufacturers of fireplaces
  • merchants and installers of fireplaces, cooking stoves, catering and canteen equipment floor and wall tiling, rubber flooring, refrigeration and electrical equipment etc. also plumber's and builder's merchants
  • owning all capital of Bradfax Limited wholesale distributors
  • with factories, warehouses, showrooms &c in Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, and Halifax
  • at 45-47 Northgate, Halifax [1927]
  • at 23 Commercial Street, Leeds [1936]
  • at 66 Albion Street Leeds [1938, 1947]
  • with offices at 46 Darley Street Bradford [1949]
  • with retail premises in the new development in Silver Street, Halifax [1950s]

Mollett, Captain John PhilipRef M674
[19??-19??] RA.

Son of Howard Farrar Mollett.

He was director of John Mollett Limited [1949].

In 1946, he married Mary Patricia Harrison WAAF from London

They lived at 46 Darley Street Bradford [1949]

Mollineaux, MartinRef M1752
[17??-18??] Textile manufacturer at King Street, Hebden Bridge.

In 1791, he set John Ashworth as an apprentice to learn the production of fustian

Molseed, Lesley SusanRef M180
[1964-1975] The body of the 11-year-old Rochdale girl was found on moorland above Ripponden. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed 12 times in the head and chest.

Stefan Kiszko of Rochdale was found guilty of her murder and was imprisoned for life.

In 1992, the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and Kiszko was released.

In November 2006, Ronald Castree [52] of Shaw, Oldham, was arrested and charged with the murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison

Monahan, PaulRef M1690
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2000-2001]

Moncrieff, AnnRef M689
[1895-1969] He lived at Slack House, Heptonstall

Moncrieff, Charles George ConradiRef M1213
[1896-1916] BSc.

Son of Rev James Cramb Moncrieff.

Born in Warley.

He was a member of Park Congregational Church, Halifax / a pupil at the Northern Congregational School, Silcoates near Wakefield [1911] / employed in the Borough Treasurer's Department, at Halifax Town Hall [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Yorkshire Mounted Field Ambulance [end of 1914] he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Battalion (attd. 12th Battalion)  East Yorkshire Regiment.

He sustained leg wounds in battle at Serre.

He died of wounds in hospital [24th November 1916] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st December 1916].

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I J 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Moncrieff, Rev James CrambRef M821
[1859-1914] Born in Perth, Scotland, third in a family of 5 sons and 5 daughters.

He was a pupil-teacher in Perth [1874] / assistant master at Links Place School, Perth [until 1886] / at Rotherham College [1886] / at Edinburgh University [1888-1891] / at the Yorkshire United College, Bradford, before becoming Pastor at Warley Congregational Church [August 1892]

He was a member of the School Board for Warley School [1894] / Chairman of the Committee [1894] / Chairman of the Halifax District of the Yorkshire Congregational Union / Secretary of the Ministers' Book Club / Secretary of the Undenominational Bible Society / a member of the Halifax St Andrew's Society / a member of the Halifax Dickens Society / a lecturer on Scottish authors.

He married Annie Thomson Conradi [1860-19??].


Annie came from Bethnal Green, London, the daughter of Captain Conradi of the Mercantile Marines
 

Children:

  1. Andrew M [b 1894] who was a science student at university [1911]
  2. Charles George Conradi

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1901], was lodger Charles Conradi [b  1879] (apprentice electrical engineer from Edinburgh).

James died at Warley Manse [28th December 1914] (aged 55)  - one of the longest-serving Nonconformist ministers in the Halifax District.

He was buried at Warley Congregational Church.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £191.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie

Monk, MrRef M314
[1???-18??] Set up Burrow & Monk in 1850 with James Burrow

Monks, WilliamRef M1400
[18??-18??] In August 1877, he sold the Royal Oak, Elland and the White Swan, Brighouse to Webster's

Mons Mill Company LimitedRef M1005
Established in 1914 to buy Hare Mill from William Hopwood. A later company – Mons Mill (1919) Limited – took over the mill in 1919

Mont Blanc, BrighouseRef M394
Area of Brighouse at the bottom of John King Lane

Montagu, CharlesRef M298
[1661-1715] Or Montague. 5th son of the 1st Duke of Manchester.

Born in Northamptonshire.

In an attempt to tackle the problems presented by the coiners, Montagu was given the task of handling the British coinage. He completed the task in 1699. The Window Tax was raised to pay for the work.

In December 1700, he was created Baron Halifax. In 1714, he was created 1st Earl of Halifax (Second Creation), and in 1715, 1st Earl of Halifax (Third Creation). He was succeeded by his son, George Montagu-Dunk.

See Foreign coins

Montagu-Dunk, GeorgeRef M1605
[1716-1771] Son of Charles Montagu.

In 1741, he married Anne Richards [17??-1783]. His wife inherited a fortune from Sir Thomas Dunk [16??-1718], a former Sheriff of London, and George took his name.

He was created 2nd Earl of Halifax (Third Creation) [1739].

After him, the title became extinct

Montana, HalifaxRef M1747
Savile Park Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Montario, HalifaxRef M1745
House at Savile Park Road

Monte Carlo, the man who broke the bankRef M355
See Joseph Hobson Jagger

Monte, Thomas deRef M320
[1???-1???] Thomas de Monte / de Monkill.

Son of Essolf.

He was a brother at Whitwood, and went on to hold high office in the church.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Michael
  3. John

Montford, HalifaxRef M1746
House at Savile Park Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Montgomery, Dr SamuelRef M926
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon. He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]. He was Medical Officer of Health for Ovenden [1895]. He was Medical Officer for Ovenden and Illingworth Municipal Wards [1905]. He lived at Oak Leigh, Ovenden

Monument of PeaceRef M77
See Stoodley Pike

Monument, WilliamRef M1791
[18??-18??]

In [Q4] 1868, he married Isabella Burton in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1869] who died aged 6 months
  2. John Thomas [1871] who died aged 7 months

The family lived at 15 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1869, 1871].

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Monument, WilliamRef M1793
[18??-18??]

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. William [1848-1873] who was a crabber [1873]
  2. Thomas Henry [1855-1883] who was a carpet printer [1883]
  3. Richard [1866-1868]
  4. John Richard [1868-1870]
  5. Caroline [1870-1885]

The family lived at

  • 29 Park Street, North Bridge [1868, 1870]
  • 7 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1873]
  • 55 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1883]
  • 15 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1885]

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Moody, AlbertRef M710
[19??-] Of Holywell Green. Sub-postmaster at Holywell Green.

He was a founder and First Chairman of the Greater Elland Historical Society.

He wrote

Moody, Charles AnthonyRef M2400
[1937-1957] Tony was one of 7 children of Charles Moody of 159 Clough Lane, Mixenden.

He was educated at Haugh Shaw School. He worked as a jobber at I. & I. Calvert at Wainstalls Mill.

He served with the 5th Royal Tank Regiment and was a Driving Instructor stationed at Catterick Camp. He was due to be demobbed in March 1958, on completion of a 3 year engagement.

On 2nd November 1957, a lorry in which he and a number of companions were travelling broke down on the Great North Road. The men were pushing the vehicle off the road to nearby waste ground, when they were struck by another vehicle. Lance Corporal Moody was killed and 3 other soldiers were injured

He was buried at Moor End Congregational Church, Pellon

Moodycliffe, HubertRef M854
[1890-1916] Son of Joe Willie Moodycliffe

Born in Holmfirth.

In [Q3] 1912, he married Annie Tierney in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1912] who died in infancy before her father could see her
  2. Esther K [b 1916] who never saw her father

The family lived at

  • Gibbet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • Helm Street, King Cross
  • 28 Great Albion Street, Halifax [with Annie's mother Mrs Taylor 1916]
He joined the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1907]. He served in Dublin.

In 1914, he went to the Front with the First Expeditionary Force.

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

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moodycliffe, Joe WillieRef M853
[1867-19??] Born in Upperthong.

He was a plasterer's labourer [1901].

In [Q2] 1889, he married Ann Kaye [1869-19??] in Huddersfield.


Ann was born in Wooldale, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Hubert [b 1890]
  2. Alice Ann [b 1892]
  3. Louise [b 1895]
  4. Kathleen [b 1899]
  5. Walter [b 1901]

The family lived at Bottoms, Upperthong, Holmfirth, Huddersfield [1901]

Moon, Rev Leslie J.Ref M4500
[1906-1975] MA, BD.

Minister at Blackley Particular Baptist Church [1945-1958].

He died 4th August 1975.

He was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Mooney, JohnRef M1187
[1851-1905] Born in Ireland.

He was a stone mason [1891, 1901].

He married Catherine [1856-1???].


Catherine was born in Bellahay, Monahan, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Rose Anne [b 1879] who was a tailoress [1901]
  2. John
  3. James [1888-1891]
  4. Peter [b 1889] who was a bobbin setter [1901], a clay miner [1911]
  5. Alice [b 1892] who was a tailoress [1911]

The family lived at

  • 28 Crib Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 39 Hope Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 14 Pitt Street, Halifax [1911]

John died in 1905.

In 1911, son John was head of the household, and living with him, his mother and siblings Peter & Alice, was Celia Mooney [b 1911]


Question: Baby Celia was listed as sister of John. Could she be his sister Alice's illegitimate daughter?

 

Mooney, JohnRef M1188
[1881-1916] Son of John Mooney.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a stone mason [1901] / a stone cutter [1911] / employed by Mr Hesselden.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1916] in the Staffordshire Regiment.

He was transferred and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was seriously wounded in the face, arm and side on the Somme.

He died of wounds [26th August 1916] (aged 35).

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

He was buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref 2 B 68].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother and brother-in-law were also serving in the Army

Moor Bottom Farm, Sowerby BridgeRef M1818
Moor Bottom Road

Moor EdgeRef M1377
An earlier name for Moor End

Moor EndRef M752
Community north of Mount Tabor and west of Mixenden.

At one time, it was referred to as Moor Edge.

See Brow Bottom, Moor End

Moor End Co-OpRef M1379
Branch number 14 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in April 1865

Moor End Farm, SowerbyRef M1492
Long Edge Road

Moor Fall Farm, BoothtownRef M406
Ploughcroft Lane. Mid 19th century farm house.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Harrier & Joseph Slinger [18??]

The Moor, HalifaxRef M105
Aka Savile Park Recreation Ground, Skircoat Moor, Halifax Moor, Skircoat Common, and The Moor - is an open space of about 73 acres lying just east of Crossley-Heath School

See Savile Park Road, Halifax

Moor Hey Farm, TodmordenRef M1654
Sourhall Road. Mid 18th century house and barn

Owners and tenants have included

Moor, JohnRef M1797
[18??-1???] Born in Tadcaster.

He was landlord of the Northgate Hall, Halifax [1861]

Moor, M. A. C.Ref M680
[19??-19??] Deacon at Ovenden [1934]

Moor, NathanielRef M386
[16??-17??] Yeoman of Norland.

On 13th January 1726, he married Mary Crossley.


Mary was the daughter of
Eli Crossley
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Nathaniel
  2. Elizabeth who married John Burley

Moor, NathanielRef M252
[1727-1795] (Possibly) son of Nathaniel Moor.

He rebuilt Brockwell, Sowerby Bridge [1766].

He died 30th March 1795 (aged 68).

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Moor Royd, Savile ParkRef M739
Skircoat Moor Road. House.

Owners and tenants have included

Moorcock Farm, Higher InchfieldRef M730
Aka High Wicken Farm, Higher Inchfield

Moorcroft, BlackshawheadRef M366
Late 18th century house

Moore...Ref M54
The entries for people & families with the surname Moore are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Moore & NobleRef M1343
Masons at Greetland.

Partners included T. Moore and W. H. Noble.

The partnership was dissolved in May 1874

Moore & ShepherdRef M1240
Legal firm at George Street, Halifax [1914].

The business (possibly) evolved into Moore, Shepherd & Whitley

Moore & SmithRef M1326
Card makers at Southowram.

Partners included T. Moore and W. Smith.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1820

Moore & TurnerRef M881
Printers at St James's Street, Halifax [1927]

Moore BrothersRef M1051
Toffee makers and confectioners. They had a factory at Toffee Mill, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1915], and a shop at 50 Borough Market, Halifax [1905]

Moore's: Fred Moore LimitedRef M1309
Electrical goods retailers.

Established by Fred Moore.

They were at Market Street, Halifax (photography & picture-framing) [1910s, 1920s], Southgate, Halifax [1930s], and Caxton House, Halifax [1990s]. The electrical business closed in 2000?

Moore's: Fred Moore, PhotographersRef M460
Photographic supplies, developing and printing. They were at 26 Market Street, Halifax.

Evidence suggests that the business had no connection with Fred Moore (Electrical) Limited

Moore, Shepherd & WhitleyRef M987
Legal firm at Barum House, Harrison Road, Halifax [1934].

The business (possibly) evolved from Moore & Shepherd.

Partners included Leonard Shepherd, Leonard Frank Shepherd, and Henry Whitley

Moore's: W. & E. MooreRef M1553
Herbal brewers in Halifax

Moore's: Zaccheus Moore & CompanyRef M242
Worsted spinners established by Zaccheus Moore at Shaw Mill, Mixenden [1905]

Moores, Frederick MellorRef M484
[1876-1935] Landlord of the Griffin, Barkisland [1935].

He died at the Griffin [28th May 1935]

Moores, Reginald CyrilRef M1617
[1888-1919] Son of Elizabeth (née Milton) [1856-1925] & Leonard Collinge Moores [1855-1929].

Born in Ripponden.

He served with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [17th July 1908-16th July 1912].

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

On 9th June 1919, he married Jane Keel [1887-1925] at Christ Church, Barkisland.


Jane came from Attercliffe, Sheffield
 

They lived at Bold Hall, Barkisland.

He died in Barkisland [October 1919].

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [25th October 1919].

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial

Moores, SamuelRef M1627
[1825-1896] Of Ripponden.

He was President of the Ripponden Commercial Company Limited [23 years] / a director [2 years].

In 1852, he married Emma Turner Crawshaw [1832-1907] in Halifax.

Samuel & Emma were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden. The Ripponden Commercial Company Limited erected the gravestone there

Moorfalls Estate, NorthowramRef M569
Comprised land and buildings at Ploughcroft.

It was owned by Captain John Furness.

Abraham Hall lived at Moorfall which was then owned by Furness.

In 1707/1709, he sold the estate to the trustees of the Hall Street Almshouses, Boothtown

Moorfield, RippondenRef M1610
Recorded in 1878, when the Whiteley famly lived here

Moorfield, WainstallsRef M1849
/ Warley. House.

Owners and tenants have included

Moorfields, SoylandRef M264
Owners and tenants have included

  • Roger Peel [1861, 1864]
  • Bateson Peel (gentleman) [1864]

Moorgate Chambers, EllandRef M606
Business premises built by Cooper Kitchen in 1872 at the junction of Southgate and Coronation Street. Extended in 1898

Moorhey Farm, WalsdenRef M731
Owners and tenants have included

Moorhouse & HookRef M307
Drapers at Halifax. Partners included Thomas Moorhouse and John Hook.

In January 1858, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Moorhouse, CopleyRef M565
[1812-1854] Of Halifax.

Copley died 9th July 1854 (aged 42)  He and his elder sister Ann – who died [16th December 1872] (aged 66) - were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 260]

Moorhouse, DavidRef M230
[1791-1875] The mid-19th century Halifax town crier popularly known as Blind David.

He succeeded Nathaniel Scholfield.

He was born in Southgate, Halifax.

About the age of 4, he contracted smallpox which left him almost blind. He was sent to an institution for the blind at Liverpool, where he learned the trade of basket making.

On returning to Halifax, he worked as a basket-maker, and he also worked for the coaching office, delivering parcels brought to the town by the London, Leeds and Manchester coaches. At the age of 20, he became totally blind, but his retentive memory enabled him to find his way around.

In the 1820s, he was appointed town crier.

On 16th April 1831, he married Hannah Taylor.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John
  3. Nancy
  4. Mary
  5. William

The family lived at Swine Market, Halifax [1837].

David went on to make and sell blacking, travelling around the district with his wares. He was a regular at the Rose & Crown, Cheapside.

His son John acted as deputy town crier and took over some of his father's duties when David became infirm in the 1860s.

David died 22nd October 1875 (aged 84).

John Simpson succeeded David as town-crier.

David was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2576]: with son John & family

Moorhouse, JohnRef M370
[17??-17??] He was churchwarden at Elland in the 1760s.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Matthew

Moorhouse, JohnRef M1151
[18??-18??] In 1861, he ran an academy in Hebden Bridge

Moorhouse, JohnRef M231
[1833-1872] Son of David Moorhouse.

He acted as deputy town crier and took over some of his father's duties when David became infirm in the 1860s

In [Q2] 1860, he married Elizabeth Ann Watson [1836-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Copley [b 1862; d 22nd December 1884; bur 24th December 1884]

Elizabeth Ann died 4th May 1870 (aged 34).

John died 16th October 1872 (aged 39).

He was buried 26th October 1875.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2576] with John's father

Moorhouse, JosephRef M1794
[1809-1891] Wesleyan Minister in Halifax.

He lived at Clifton Road, Halifax

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: N 53 A]

Moorhouse's: Joseph Moorhouse & BrothersRef M1057
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Midgehole, Hebden Bridge. Successors to Lawrence Moorhouse & Company

Moorhouse, LawrenceRef M931
[17??-18??] Of Birchcliffe, Hebden Bridge. Partner in Lawrence Moorhouse & Company

Moorhouse's: Lawrence Moorhouse & CompanyRef M1058
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Midgehole, Hebden Bridge. Partners included Lawrence Moorhouse, William Redman, John Pickles, and William Riley.

The partnership was dissolved in 1803.

In 1825, the company became Joseph Moorhouse & Brothers

Moorhouse, MatthewRef M369
[1723-1794] Son of John Moorhouse.

He was churchwarden at Elland in 1778 and 1780.

For 33 years, the first group of Methodists in Elland met at his house in Southgate. When John Wesley preached at Elland in August 1762, it may have been at the house.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church.

See John Hirst

Moorhouse, ThomasRef M301
[1846-1878] He was a butcher [1869] / landlord of the Broad Tree Hotel, Lee Mount [1871-1878].

On 8th June 1868, he married Martha Ann at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann was the daughter of Benjamin Milne
 

Thomas died 7th January 1878.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £800.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha Ann.

In 1880, Martha Ann married Robert Shackleton Holmes

Moorhouse, WhitfieldRef M3550
[1829-1863] Born in Meltham.

He was innkeeper at the Junction Inn, West Vale [1861] / an innkeeper in Halifax [1863].

On 28th March 1854, he married Ruth Luty at Halifax Parish Church.

He died 13th April 1863. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100

Moorhouse, William GeeRef M1394
[1885-1918] Son of William Moorhouse of Keighley.

In [Q3] 1909, he married Mary Jane Hunter in Keighley.

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

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 33).

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 10].

In [Q4] 1919, Mary Jane married John E. Hanson in Keighley.

They lived at Higher Wormald Farm, Rishworth

Moorlands Bakery, Hebden BridgeRef M979
Established by Edward Thomas.

Their products included Thomas's Toffees, and a kind of shortcake called Munch, whose claim to fame was that it had been taken up Mount Everest

Moorlands Farms, WarleyRef M2980
Cold Edge Formerly known as Withins

Moorlands, SkircoatRef M743
Aka Moorfield.

House at the junction of Birdcage Lane and Skircoat Moor Road.

Owners and tenants have included

MoorsideRef M389
Area between Ovenden and Illingworth

Moorside Farm, SourhallRef M732
Aka Dyke Green Farm, Sourhall

Moorside, HalifaxRef M187
Skircoat. House designed for Louis John Crossley

Moorside House, OvendenRef M1159
Owners and tenants have included

Moorside Junior & Infants' School BathsRef M962
Ovenden. Designed by J. F. Walsh. Opened in 1877. The baths are still in use

Moot Hall, HalifaxRef M107
The Meeting Hall, the Court House of the Lord of the Manor, was situated in Nelson Street, near Halifax Parish Church.

John, Earl of Warren, 7th Earl of Surrey, held court here in 1286.

It was a timber-framed building and later cased in stone. The interior measured 35½ ft by 17 ft. The floor sloped from the eastern end down to a flat area where the officials sat.

Many convicted felons were taken from the Moot Hall for execution at the Gibbet. It was subsequently used as a court house by the local magistrates.

In the early 20th century, it was occupied by a joiner and undertaker.

It was said to be the oldest building in Halifax. By 1950, it was derelict and there was an attempt to have it designated an ancient monument. An inspector estimated that it could be saved for £500, but the Ancient Monuments Board decided that it was not of sufficient importance to warrant its preservation. The Corporation decided not to spend money on it, and the building was demolished in June 1957. The site is now marked by a paved area.

See Church Tavern, Jackson's Court, Halifax, Nicholas Waterhouse and Robert Waterhouse

Moran, DennisRef M1665
[1907-1944] Son of Florence & James Moran.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Lumby's Limited, West Vale.

In [Q1] 1931, he married Ellen Terry in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Terence [b 1932]
  2. Kevin [b 1934]
  3. John D. [b 1936]

The family lived at

  • 2 Morton's Place, Siddal
  • Ovenden

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He was killed in action [1st October 1944] (aged 37).

He was buried at Mook War Cemetery, Netherlands [Grave Ref I E 11].

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

Moran, Edward AlbertRef M1317
[1919-1942] Son of Mary Jane & William Moran of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 122nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 10th February 1942 (aged 23).

He was buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moran, FrankRef M1676
[1909-1945]

During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 5th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 7th January 1945.

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 21]

Moran, GerardRef M1671
[1912-1941] Son of Sarah Ann & Joseph Moran of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1939, he married Kathleen Mary Sullivan in Halifax.

They lived at Shibden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 15th May 1941 (aged 29).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 204].

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

Moran, JamesRef M437
[1890-19??] A labourer at Brighouse gas works.

In [Q4] 1903, he married Susannah O'Hara in Halifax.

They lived at Vine Court, Elland Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 9th June 1918, he was in the district apprehending a deserter and he called unannounced on his wife at 2:00 am. He found her with George Taylor Birkhead and struck Birkhead with his bayonet.

The blow severed the jugular vein and Birkhead died.

Moran was charged with Manslaughter, and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment

Moran, JohnRef M748
[18??-18??] In a report produced in 1850 under the Public Health Act, he was recorded as keeping a lodging house in Southowram which had 2 rooms, 3 beds, 17 lodgers, and no privy

Moran, LeoRef M1672
[1911-1943] Son of Rose Ann & Peter Moran of Halifax.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Joseph Morton Limited / a Territorial.

In [Q3] 1930, he married Edith Annie Hamer in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joyce [b 1931]
  2. Kenneth [b 1939]

They lived at 9 Wentworth Terrace, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Bombardier with the 98 (The Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in the Middle East [23rd May 1943] (aged 32).

He was buried at Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 5 D 18].

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

Moran, MrRef M237
[1871-19??] He married Eliza G [1871-19??].

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1892] who was a cotton operator [1910]
  2. Willie [b 1905]
  3. Clement [b 1910]

The family lived at 24 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1910].

On 1st March 1910, Eliza and the children he sailed from Liverpool to the USA, aboard the SS Ivernia bound for Beverley, Massachusetts

Moran, PatrickRef M719
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.

He died 9th October 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 10-11], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Moran, PatrickRef M1784
[1833-1???] He was at the Granby Beerhouse, Brighouse [1867, 1869] / the Strangers' Home, Halifax [1881].

In 1867, he was fined 15/- for harbouring improper characters.

In 1856, he married Ann Bradley in Bradford.

On 15th March 1870, Ann was charged at Bingley with having on the 31st January 1870 bigamously married clockmaker John Bailey at Bingley

Moran, SylvesterRef M1664
[1899-1945] Son of Emma & John Moran of Halifax.

He was employed by Halifax GPO engineering department / a member of the RAOB.

In [Q3] 1923, he married Hannah Briggs in Halifax.

They lived at 37 Clement Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Signalman with the 29 Construction Section Royal Corps of Signals.

He was captured in Malaya.

He died a Japanese POW [5th September 1945] (aged 46).

He was buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, China. [Grave Ref VII D 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moran, ThomasRef M1289
[1893-1915] Son of Alice A. & Michael Joseph Moran of Rangold, 49 Smith House Crescent, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 27th September 1915 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 39 & 40], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Moravian HouseRef M351
See German House

Morby, HarryRef M722
[1887-1918] His parents lived at Church Terrace, Illingworth.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Gertrude Schofield in Halifax.


Gertrude was the daughter of
David Schofield
 

They lived at 7 Buxton Street, Lee Mount, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [20th July 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III D 2].

He is remembered on the Schofield family grave at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A38], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.

Gertrude died 20th December 1959 (aged 71), was cremated at Elland, and remembered on her family's grave at Southowram

Morby, JohnRef M681
[1837-1938] Originally from North Wootton near King's Lynn, Norfolk.

He lived at Church Terrace, Illingworth. He was a road foreman for Halifax Corporation Highways Department until he was 94. When he retired, he was presented with an armchair. He made his first aeroplane flight when he was 99. He had never been to the cinema. He died 6 months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel

More, EdmundRef M9200
[16??-1???] Curate at Coley Chapel [1672]

More, JamesRef M612
[15??-15??] See Kirklees Priory, Brighouse

Moregatrode, John deRef M1175
[1350-1???] An early member of the Murgatroyd family. He was Constable of Warley [1371-1372], appointed by Edward III.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. James who died young
  3. Richard

Morgan, Rev A.Ref M575
[18??-19??] Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church [1905-1907]. He left to serve in Birmingham

Morgan, FatherRef M1630
[18??-1???] Parish Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse [1882].

During the Irish Riots of May 1882, a mob of Brighouse lads attacked the church and smashed all the windows. Father Morgan managed to spirit away everything of religious and intrinsic value and brought it back once matters had quietened down

Morgan, HaroldRef M1427
[1895-1917] Son of Annie & William Morgan of Chipchase Castle, Wark, Northumberland.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Chief Boatswain with the Mercantile Marines aboard the cargo ship SS Mordenwood.

He died 18th May 1917 (aged 22)  when his ship was sunk off Greece by German U-28, with the loss of 21 crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

Morgan, JamesRef M922
[1793-18??] Born 7th October 1793.

He married Sarah Powell [1796-18??].


Sarah was born in Herefordshire
 

Children:

  1. John

Morgan, James S.Ref M840
[18??-18??] From North-east England. He moved to Todmorden. He wrote many song, poems and sonnets in a collection entitled Field & Fireside Musings [1861]

Morgan, JohnRef M921
[18??-18??] Son of James Morgan.

On 22nd May 1827, he married Ann Weathersby [1798-1867].


Ann was the daughter of William Weathersby
 

Ann`[1819-1904]`@wm James Prosser

Anne died 6th October 1867

Morgan, MrRef M862
[18??-18??] A 19th century poet who lived in Stansfield

Morgan, PercyRef M663
[1888-1918] Son of Thomas Morgan.

Born in Mytholmroyd [3rd August 1888].

He was a clog sole operative (clog sole factory) [1911].

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

He died 10th August 1918 (aged 30).

He was buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq [Grave Ref XI D 10].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Morgan, SamRef M531
[1886-1962] Son of Thomas Morgan.

He was Hebden Bridge preacher / a packer & warehouseman (clog sole factory) [1911] / a clerk [1925] / company secretary for Maude's Clogs

Morgan, ThomasRef M822
[1860-1925] Born in Shropshire [3rd November 1860].

He was a wharfinger [1911].

In 1884, he married Ann Thomas [1860-1935] in Halifax.


Ann was born 16th September 1860
 

Children:

  1. Sam
  2. Percy
  3. twins Mary Grace [1890] who died in her first month
  4. Osborne [1890] who died in his first month
  5. Rufus [1892-1951] who was a waste sorter [1911]
  6. Annie [1894-1966] who was a machinist (fustian clothing) [1911]
  7. Thomas [1897-1988] who was an apprentice millwright [1911]

The family lived at

  • 3 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • 51 Foster Lane, Hebden Bridge [1918, 1925]

Thomas died 14th July 1925.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £193 16/5d.

Probate was granted to son Sam.

Ann died 30th December 1935.

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

Morgan, Rev WilliamRef M693
[18??-18??] BA.

An Irishman. Curate at Todmorden [1840?]. After 15 months, he was appointed vicar at Clitheroe. He later served at Burton-on-Trent

Morgan, Rev William LewisRef M140
[1823-1875] Born in Ireland.

He was Curate of St James's Church, Halifax [1850] / Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1853].

In August 1853, he moved to become Perpetual Curate at Bradshaw where he stayed for the rest of his life.

In [Q2] 1860, he married Harriet Edwards in Halifax.


Harriet was born in London
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1866]

Living with them at Bradshaw Vicarage [in 1871] were boarder Lilian Mary Emmott [b 1868] and visitor Eliza Buck [b 1836]

He died 3rd June 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500.

The will was proved by his widow, Harriet

In the churchyard at Bradshaw, there is a memorial erected by the parishioners

Morley, Arthur PhilipRef M1415
[1900-1976] MA.

Son of Ernest Charles Morley.

Born in Halifax [20th November 1900].

He was Curate at Sowerby [1932].

He died in Norfolk

Morley BrothersRef M1657
Iron founders at Longfield Foundry, Parkinson Lane. Established by John, Harry [1882-1955] and Arthur [1890-19??], the sons of Young Henry Morley

Morley, D.Ref M1305
[18??-18??] Woolsorter at Halifax.

In October 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Morley, EdwinRef M247
[1828-1894] He was a worsted spinner employing 286 hands [1871] / a worsted spinner [1879].

On 12th January 1870, he married Martha Hodgson at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.


Martha was the daughter of
John Hodgson
 

Children:

  1. John Hodgson [b 1871]
  2. Catherine [b 1877]
  3. Edwin [b 1879]
  4. Robert [b 1880]
  5. George [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • 44 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 44 West Grove, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1879]
  • 22 Savile Park, Halifax [1891, 1894]

Edwin died 20th January 1894.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,503 6/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha and Cornelius Morley (director of steamship company) 

Morley, Ernest CharlesRef M431
[1865-1933] Born in Halifax.

On 2nd June 1898, he married Louisa Ann Woodhead in Huddersfield.


Louisa Ann was the daughter of
David Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Philip
  2. Kathleen [1899-1988] who married Philip Evelyn Clarence Francis [1898-1954]
  3. Cecil 1906 [b 1944] who married [1921] Olive Daphne Michael

Morley Hall, LuddendenfootRef M1731
Area of Luddendenfoot.

In 1887, the Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society bought land here to raise cattle for their butchery department.

See Morley Hall Lane, Luddendenfoot and Morley Hall Terrace, Luddendenfoot

Morley, Dr JamesRef M1486
[17??-18??] Surgeon at Talbot Yard, Halifax [1816]

Morley, JohnRef M1125
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Savile Mill, Halifax.

He lived at 10 Kent Street, Halifax [1845]

Morley, JohnRef M1155
[18??-18??] In 1861, he ran a school at Cragg Vale

Morley, JohnRef M7280
[1800-1859] He married Mary [1805-1866].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Eliza

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4347]; their children were buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax

Morley, JohnRef M1658
[1880-1968] (Johnnie).

Son of Young Henry Morley.

He was a partner in Morley Brothers / Captain of Halifax RLFC and played for England [1904]. He won caps for England and for Other Nations while at Halifax.

He married Lilian Holt [1881-1951].

Children:

  1. Freda Mary [1908-1974]
  2. Kathleen [1911-1990]
  3. John [1914-1958]
  4. Charles Geoffrey [1918-2002]
  5. Richard Trevor [1921-2009]
  6. Freda Mary who married Gilbert Greenwood

The family lived at Green Lane, Halifax.

Morley, JonathanRef M866
[1???-1???] He was an important figure in the early history of Sowerby Methodist Sunday School

Morley, MosesRef M3630
[1792-1861] Born in Sowerby.

He was a master worsted spinner employing 120 men & 213 young persons (viz 50 males & 163 females) [1861].

On 26th February 1924, he married Mary Anne Lewis [1799-1881].


Mary Anne was born in Saddleworth
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [1825-29th December 1865] who was a worsted spinner [1865]
  2. Selina [b 1829] who died in infancy
  3. Sabina who died in infancy

The family lived at Grove House, Bolton Brow [1861, 1881].

Infant daughters Selina and Sabina were buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax and are remembered on the family grave.

Lewis died 29th December 1865 (aged 30).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £35,000.

The will was proved by the oaths of Nathan Whitley (card manufacturer), John Sunderland Hodgson, and Thomas Shaw of Allangate, Halifax.

Moses died 21st September 1861 (aged 69).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 487].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £25,000 [Resworn under £30,000].

The will was proved by his widow Mary Anne and son Lewis.

Mary Anne died 26th December 1881 (aged 82).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 486].

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £5,893 10/3d.

The will was proved by Nathan Whitley (card manufacturer)  and Edwin Morley (worsted spinner) 

Morley, PatrickRef M475
[18??-1890] An Irish immigrant who settled in Halifax.

He regularly beat his wife, Elizabeth, and she left him on several occasions.

On 21st September 1890, he called on her with a gun in the hope of obtaining money for a drink. She refused and he shot her dead.

He was hanged at Leeds

Morley, PCRef M1788
[18??-1???] Brighouse constable [1891]

Morley, T.Ref M1542
[18??-1???] He was a Sgt-Inst with the 8th West Yorkshire Artillery Volunteers and served for 21 years. He then became landlord of the Black Bull, Halifax [1876]. He was Drill Master at Heath Grammar School [1879]

Morley, Uttley & BarstowRef M994
Cotton manufacturers at Sutcliffe's Mill, Shay Lane [1867]

Morley, WilkinsonRef M1306
[18??-19??] He worked for Joseph Sykes. He established Wilkinson Morley & Son Limited.

In 1911, he married Ethel, daughter of Joseph Sykes, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Unknown

Morley's: Wilkinson Morley & Son LimitedRef M8050
Wool recombing business established by Wilkinson Morley. They were at (the top of) Beechwood Road, Ovenden. The site of the mill is now a housing estate

Morley, Young HenryRef M1656
[1842-1909] He was brought up at Wheatley Royd, Brearley.

He owned an iron foundry at Dean Clough. It is said that, prior to his marriage, he walked from Brearley to Dean Clough and back every day.

He married Mary Hannah Wilcock [1854-1928].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Harry [1882-1955]
  3. Arthur [1890-19??]

Moroney, George HenryRef M401
[1890-1917] Son of Thomas Moroney

Born in Barnsley.

He was a member of St Marie's RC Church, Halifax / a warp dresser [1911] / employed by Riley Brothers (Halifax) Limited.

In 1916, he married Hannah Hopkinson in Halifax.

They lived at 13 Bailey Hall View, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Lance Sergeant with the 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of wounds in hospital [10th April 1917] (aged 28).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th May 1917].

He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I L 9].

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

His brother Thomas also died in the War

Moroney, ThomasRef M372
[1849-1907] Born in Tipperary, Ireland.

He was a tailor [1901].

He married Margaret [1859-19??].


Margaret was born in Naas, Kildare, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Michael [b 1878] who was a brick works labourer [1901]
  3. Joseph [b 1882]
  4. Patrick [b 1884] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  5. Mary [b 1886]
  6. George Henry
  7. Margaret [b 1891]
  8. Beatrice [b 1893] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 13 York Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Great Albion Street, Halifax [1911]

Thomas died in 1907 (aged 58).

Sons Thomas & George Henry died in World War I. 2 other sons also served in the War

Moroney, ThomasRef M466
[1875-1917] Son of Thomas Moroney.

Born in Dublin.

He was educated at St Bernard's RC School, Halifax / employed by Alfred Goodall & Company Limited.

In [Q1] 1900, he married Catherine Melia [1880-19??] in Halifax.


Kate was born in Halifax.

She was a rover in a worsted mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1900]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. child who died young [before 1911]
  5. child who died young [before 1911]
  6. child who died young [before 1911]
  7. Joseph [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 3 Gas House Lane, Charlestown Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 17 Mason Street, Range Bank [1917]
  • 15 Swan Bank Lane, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [February 1915], then served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 3rd May 1917 (aged 42); he was last seen in the German trenches when his unit fell back.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church.

His brother George Henry also died in the War

Morpeth, Lord ViscountRef M1221
[1802-1864] KG, PC.

George William Frederick Howard.

He was MP for the West Riding [1832-1841] and [1846-1848].

He ran unsuccessfully in the 1835 elections and the 1841 elections.

In October 1848, he succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Carlisle and moved to the House of Lords

Morrel, Dr A. H.Ref M1133
[18??-18??] House surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1874]

Morrell, AllonRef M1524
[1842-1913] Iron and tin-plate worker, furnishing ironmonger at 53 Bethel Street, Brighouse [1890s, 1901]

Morrell & RobinsonRef M1491
Grocers at Woolshops, Halifax [1809]

Morrell, Charles RichardRef M17
[1860-1932] Born in Halifax.

Joiner and undertaker at 154 Thornhill Road (top of Bramston Street), Brighouse [1922].

He lived at 134 Thornhill Road, Brighouse [1922].

Morrell, JosephRef M702
[1820-1???] Born in Hanah Pook, Yorkshire.

He was a wool comber [1851].

In [Q3] 1848, he married Grace Hodgson [1821-1???] in Oldham.


Grace was born in Adwalton, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Mark
  2. Miles [b 1851]

The family lived at Wiscombe Bank [1851]

Morrell, MarkRef M882
[1849-1904] Son of Joseph Morrell.

Born in Boothtown.

He became an ale and porter merchant, and mineral water manufacturer of Brighouse.

In 1883, he acquired the bottling business of Edward Nettleton at Borough Bottling Works, Brighouse.

He was a member of the Halifax Wine & Beer Association and the Brighouse Cricket Club

He lived at 43 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1891, 1901]

In 1869, he married Harriet Farrar [1850-19??].


Harriet came from Boothtown
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1871] who was an ale bottler [1891]
  2. William [b 1874] who was an ale bottler [1891]
  3. Grace Ann [b 1876]
  4. John Edward [b 1878] who was a manager at an [his father's] ale and porter store in Brighouse [1901]

The family lived at

  • 41 Commercial Street, Brighouse
  • Nettleton's Yard, Brighouse [1891]

Morrell, RobertRef M1307
[18??-18??] Tailor at Todmorden

In October 1869, he was declared bankrupt

Morrey, Rev WillRef M1803
[19??-19??] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1984]

Morris...Ref M251
The entries for people & families with the surname Morris are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Morris, JamesRef M1616

Morris's: William Morris & Sons LimitedRef M1024
Worsted spinners established in Halifax in 1839 by William Morris.

From 1848, the company owned Stansfield Mills, Triangle.

In 1862, they gave the cricket grounds to Triangle Cricket Club. They also gave Triangle Baths and reading room to the community.

After the death of William Morris, the business was carried on by his sons, T. H. Morris and Alfred William Johnson Morris.

In 1875, they built Corporation Mills, Sowerby Bridge. They had one of the largest spinning works in the West Riding.

In 1890, they employed 600 workers and operated 20,000 spindles.

In 1890, their telegraphic address was Morris, Triangle.

In 1921, the company opened a hostel for mill girls at Stansfield Mill Lane, and this was used until the 1950s.

The mills closed in 1971 – because of structural problems – and work was moved to Corporation Mills

Morriscot, ColeyRef M94
In 1906, Harry Percy Jackson moved from Brighouse and started a business making religious wood-carving at a cottage which he called Morriscot – named in honour of William Morris.

Around 1916, W. T. Jackson and family were living here

Morrish, HarryRef M760
[1896-1917] He worked for Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 45th Battery 42nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 6th April 1917.

He was buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France [Grave Ref III O 11].

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

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