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Ackroyd, AlbertRef 184-20
[1889-1918] Son of Mary Ann (née Cheetham) [1865-1943] & David Ackroyd [1863-1932].

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton spinner with Matthew Ackroyd & Sons [1908].

On 8th August 1914, he married Eva Ellen Brook [1888-1978] at Elland Methodist Church.

They lived at

  • 26 Gordon Street, Elland [1908]
  • 35 Calder Terrace, Elland [1918]

He served with the 4th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) Territorial Force [5th June 1908 until 4th June 1912].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died of diphtheria in Southern Russia [17th August 1918] (aged 29).

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Ackroyd, AlfredRef 184-965
[1846-1898] Born in Denholme.

He was licensee of the Travellers' Rest, Elland [1898].

In 1869, he married Judith Atkinson [1846-1927] in Bradford.


Judith came from Denholme
 

Children:

  1. Ira
  2. Asa
  3. Arthur [b 1879] who was a bar man at the Travellers' Rest, Elland [1911]

Alfred died at the Travellers' Rest. After his death, Judith took over at the Travellers' Rest [1898, 1901, 1911].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898.

In 1911, Judith went to the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland, and her son, Ira, took over at the Travellers' Rest

On Judith's death in 1927, her son, Asa, took over at the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland

Ackroyd, ArnoldRef 184-8
[1896-1917] Son of Joseph Ackroyd.

Born in Heptonstall [4th March 1896].

He was a cloth weaver / a fireman with Robertshaw's.

During World War I, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the sloop HMS Anchusa.

He drowned after falling overboard whilst replacing a flagstaff. [16th August 1917] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [25th August 1917].

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 21].

His cousins Francis Sutcliffe & Harry Sutcliffe also died in the War

Ackroyd, Arthur WilliamRef 184-13
[1892-1917] Son of Sidney Ackroyd.

Born in Southowram.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / a driver for Greenwood's of Exley.

He lived at 15 John Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [23rd November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108 & 111], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Charles also died in the War

Ackroyd, AsaRef 184-966
[1873-1931] Son of Alfred Ackroyd.

He was landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland [1912-1931].

He married Emma.

On 20th April 1931, his body was found in Foreside Dam, Denholme Clough.

Emma took over at the Oddfellows' Arms [1931]

Ackroyd, BenRef 184-3
[1922-1944] Son of Phyllis & James Ackroyd of Heptonstall.

In [Q1] 1843, he married Ethel Spencer in Todmorden.

They lived at Heptonstall.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant W. Op./Air Gnr with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 27th January 1944 (aged 22).

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [F 30]

Ackroyd, BenjaminRef 184-22
[18??-1???]

He married Lois [18??-1898].

They lived at Old Lindley, Holywell Green.

Lois died 12th September 1898.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £372 4/11d to her husband

Ackroyd, BenjaminRef 184-286
[1896-1917] Of Todmorden.

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

He died 6th September 1917.

He was buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VIII A 17].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Ackroyd, Charles Clay ThomasRef 184-14
[1897-1917] Son of Sidney Ackroyd.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by George Patchett & Sons at Sedburgh Wire Works.

He lived at 53 Oxford Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [8th October 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917].

He was buried at Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I E 9].

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

His brother Arthur William also died in the War

Ackroyd, Daniel TomanRef 184-132
[1894-1915] Son of Leonard Ackroyd.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher at Dapper Mills.

He lived at 27 Page Hill, Wheatley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France in June 1915.

He was killed in action in France [13th September 1915] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th September 1915].

He was buried at Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 37].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Ackroyd, DavidRef 184-860
[1816-1846] He was a worsted weaver.

He married Sarah Greenwood [1816-1865].

Children:

  1. William

Sarah was a school mistress [1851]. When son William married, Sarah retired and became his housekeeper.

The family lived at

  • Friendly [1841]
  • Burnley Road, Friendly [1851]

Ackroyd, EdwardRef 184-130
[1???-1???] Of Shay Lane, Ovenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edward

Ackroyd, EdwardRef 184-115
[1609-1642] Son of Edward Ackroyd.

Halifax attorney. He was clerk to Humphrey Drake [1631-1642].

In 1637, he married Ann Wood [1???-1???].

Children:

  1. John

Ackroyd, EdwardRef 184-1111
[1862-1???] Son of William Ackroyd.

He became a letterpress printer.

He married Annie.

Children:

  1. William [1898-1900] who died aged 2 years

The family lived at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1900]

Ackroyd, EdwardRef 184-82
[1870-1914]

In 1902, he married Clarinda Evers.


Clarinda was the widow of Edwin Bottomley. After Edwin's death, she had taken over as landlady of the Oddfellows' Arms
 

Edward took over as landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms [1905, 1911, 1914]

He died in 1914.

Clarinda took over as landlady of the Oddfellows' Arms

Ackroyd, EdwinRef 184-4

Ackroyd, Eliza FrancesRef 184-7500
[1817-1896] Daughter of William Ackroyd.

Born 15th December 1817.

She never married.

She and her sister Maria lived at Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1881] and Savile Row, Halifax [1891, 1895].

She died at Savile Row, Halifax [11th January 1895].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,105 11/7d which she left to her sister Maria.

The sisters were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 167]

Ackroyd, EnochRef 184-28
[1837-1890] Born in Stainland [1834/1837].

He was a mason [1858] / landlord of the Wagon & Horses, Ripponden [1874, 1881].

On 26th September 1858, he married Mary Ann Priestley [1840-1916] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1860]
  2. Harry [1863-1867] who was buried with his parents
  3. Louisa [1866-1866] who was buried with her parents
  4. Mary [b 1868]
  5. Clara [b 1871]
  6. John Ackroyd [1873-1873] who was buried with his parents
  7. Benjamin [b 1874]
  8. Arthur [b 1878]

Enoch died in Elland [14th May 1890].

Mary Ann died at Redyr, Cardiff [20th December 1916].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 381]

Ackroyd, ErnestRef 184-407
[1880-19??] Son of William Ackroyd

Born in Halifax.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He worked at the Yorkshire Maine Colliery.

During World War I, he enlisted in Doncaster [31st Aug 1914], and saw active service with 5th Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was discharged [14th June 1917] being No Longer Physically Fit for War Service

Ackroyd, ErnestRef 184-16
[1890-1915] Son of Leah (née Steel) [1862-1898] & Francis Wood Ackroyd [1857-1925] of Oakenshaw, Bradford.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died in France [27th September 1915] (aged 25).

He was buried at Lillers Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV B 6]

Ackroyd, Francis WoodRef 184-25
[1858-1925] Son of Nathaniel Ackroyd, labourer.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

He was labourer of King Cross, Halifax [1888] / a general labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1898].

In 1888, he married Leah Steel [1861-1898] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah, born in West Melton, Rotherham, was the daughter of Joseph Steel, general dealer
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1883] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Ernest [b 1890]
  3. Ben [b 1893]
  4. Nathaniel [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • 8 Tatham's Court, Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1891]
  • Wainhouse Terrace [1898]

On Sunday, 3rd July 1898, the bodies of Leah and infant son Nathaniel, were found floating in the canal near Edward's Mill at Sowerby Bridge. A verdict of suicide was returned.

In 1901, Francis, Eliza and Ben were living at 15 Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax with widowed mother-in-law Harriet Kitcherman [aged 72]

Ackroyd, FrankRef 184-12
[1888-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).

/ the Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade.

He died 28th August 1918.

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref VI F 19]

Ackroyd, FrederickRef 184-1113
[1867-1943] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Friendly.

He was a printer/compositor at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge.

On 24th January 1891, he married (1) Emily Jane Moore [1866-1912] at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Children:

  1. Percival Oscar [b 1892] who was a letterpress printer's apprentice [1911]
  2. Arthur Reginald [b 1894] who was a clerk in Education offices [1911], a sub-postmaster [1943]
  3. Harry Grenville [b 1899] a master printer [1943]
  4. Mabel Kathleen [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 46 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 49 The Hollins, Sowerby Bridge [1918]
  • 16 Mount Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1943]

Frederick died 27th February 1943.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £622 2/2d.

Probate was granted to sons Arthur Reginald and Harry Grenville.

Brothers Arthur Reginald and Harry Grenville were in business together.

After Emily Jane's death, Frederick employed a housekeeper, Amelia Addy from Goole. Amelia lived in Tuel Lane.

In [Q2] 1920, he married (2) Amelia in Halifax.

Ackroyd, GeraldRef 184-747
[1885-1916] Son of Harry Ackroyd.

He was a cabinet salesman (apprentice) [1901] / an apprentice with Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited, Silver Street / a shop assistant (furniture) [1911] / employed at J. Nolan, house furnisher, Hull.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hull [2nd March 1916], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of gunshot wounds in St Luke's Hospital, Halifax [1st August 1916] (aged 30).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th August 1916].

He was buried at Moor End Congregational Church, Pellon [A 107] with military honours and a firing party of 12 wounded soldiers from St Luke's.

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

Ackroyd, HaroldRef 184-410
[1891-19??] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Halifax.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He was a plumber's labourer [1909].

In 1909, he married Daisy Davidson [1893-1962] in Doncaster.


Daisy was born in Wath
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Doncaster [31st August 1914], and served with the 5th Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He fractured his right thigh [24th May 1915] and was shipped home

The couple died in Doncaster

Ackroyd, HarryRef 184-744
[1861-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stone quarryman [1891, 1901] / a stone quarry foreman [1911].

In 1884, he married Dorothy [1860-1???].


Dorothy was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Gerald

The family lived at

  • 37 Clough Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 4 School House, Moor End, Halifax [1901]
  • 94 Blackwood Grove, Halifax [1911]

Ackroyd, HenryRef 184-31
[18??-18??]

He married Mary Walsh.


Mary was the daughter of
Benjamin Walsh
 

Children:

  1. Rachel Walsh (Ackroyd) [1850-7th May 1872]

Mary died 14th February 1850 (aged 25 years & 10 months) 

Mary & her daughter were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K6] with her father & other members of her family

Ackroyd, Henry BeaumontRef 184-748
[1???-19??] An iron moulder at Horton Street, Halifax.

On 14th August 1928, he was driving on Blackpool Promenade when he swerved to avoid a crippled girl and ran into 2 holidaymakers, killing 17-year-old Agnes Wilson and injuring 16-year-old Ivy Cragg. He was fined £10 for driving a motor car negligently and in a manner dangerous to the public

Ackroyd, Henry JohnRef 184-11
[1806-1850] Son of John Ackroyd.

He was a partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

In February 1887, a reputed natural son of Henry John - known as Henry/Harry Wild/Wilde or Henry/Harry Lee - is mentioned in legal proceedings concerning the estate of his aunts Jane Elizabeth and Lavinia Ackroyd.

He died 19th August 1850 (aged 44).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 118]

Ackroyd, IraRef 184-930
[1870-1927] Son of Alfred Ackroyd.

Born in Elland.

He was landlord of the White Swan, Brighouse [1901] / the Queens Road Hotel, Halifax [1911] / the Travellers' Rest, Elland (taking over from his mother) [1911, 1917, 1927].

In 1910, he married Annie Milnes [1875-19??] in Halifax.


Annie came from Halifax
 

He died at the Travellers' Rest

Ackroyd, J.Ref 184-26
[18??-19??] Twister in a cotton mill at Todmorden.

In March 1899, he was declared bankrupt

Ackroyd, JamesRef 184-30
[1818-1883] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1871].

He married Martha [1814-1881].


Martha was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Henry [1840-26th July 1854]
  2. John [1842-6th March 1847]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1847] who had an illegitimate son: Arthur Shaw [b 1866]
  4. John who died 14th July 1849 (aged 2 weeks) 
  5. Ann who died 18th July 1851 (aged 13 weeks) 
  6. Tom

The family lived at Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Arthur Shaw Ackroyde [b 1866].

Martha died 15th May 1881 (aged 67).

James died 31st October 1883 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: R5]

Ackroyd, JamesRef 184-38
[1836-1???] Son of John Ackroyd.

Born in Skircoat.

He was a cotton piecer [1861] / a painter [1871].

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


Hannah was born in Halifax.

She was a cotton winder [1861]

 

Children:

  1. George [b 1858]
  2. Susannah [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • Burnley Road, Skircoat [1861]
  • 17 Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax (with James's widowed mother Susannah Ackroyd
  • James's wife Hannah is not recorded) [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was James's mother Susannah Ackroyd

Ackroyd, JamesRef 184-7501
[18??-1895] He was a Chelsea out-pensioner [1895].

He lived at Thorn View, Luddenden.

He died at 68 Northgate, Halifax [8th July 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100 10/6d.

Probate was granted to Mary, wife of William Henry Gibson

Ackroyd, JamesRef 184-567
[1812-1895] He was a retired Soldier / a Chelsea Out-Pensioner [1851, 1891, 1895].

He married Fanny [1827-1865].


Fanny was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1851]
  2. James [b 1854]
  3. Mary [1855-1945] who married William Henry Gibson

The family lived at at Thorn View, Luddenden.

Fanny died in 1865.

In 1891, James was living with daughter Mary and her husband.

He died at 68 Northgate, Halifax [8th July 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100 10/6d to daughter Mary and her husband

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-2
[1777-1860] Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker [1806, 1841, 1851].

He married Jane [1780-1857] (probably) in Lancaster.


Jane was born in Lancaster
 

Children:

  1. William [bapt 16th August 1806]
  2. Dorothy [bapt 1st March 1808]
  3. Thomas Longbottom
  4. Richard
  5. John
  6. James [bapt 27th August 1815]
  7. Hannah [bapt 15th June 1817]
  8. Francis [bapt 12th November 1820] who was a shoe maker [1841]
  9. Anthony [bapt 26th June 1823] who was a worsted slubber [1841]

The children were baptised at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

  • Winding Road, Halifax [1841]
  • 2 Scotts Row, Halifax [1851]

Jane died in 1857 (aged 77).

John died in 1860 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church: Jane [24th May 1857]; John [19th August 1860]

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-869
[1780-1856] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was wine merchant / partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

He established John Ackroyd & Sons.

On 11th August 1803, he married Jane Edwards at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was the daughter of William Edwards
 

Children:

  1. Edward William [18??-7th June 1843] who was a corn dealer [1841], died at his uncle William's house in Ovenden, & was buried with his parents
  2. Henry John
  3. Jane Elizabeth [1807-7th March 1881] who never married, & was buried with her parents
  4. Lavinia / Vamma [1810-25th October 1885] who never married, & was buried with her parents

The children's births are registered at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Chapel.

The family lived at 2 Savile Row, Halifax [1841, 1851].

Jane died 30th July 1811 (aged 30).

John died 17th August 1856 (aged 76).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £7,000.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 118].

In 1861, Sarah Ann Burrow was a servant for Jane Elizabeth & Lavinia who were living at 5 Savile Row, Halifax.

Jane Elizabeth died in 1881.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £9,571 5/9d.

Her executors were Joshua Fourness Perkington (gent) and John Graham Wheelwright.

Lavinia died in 1885.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £13,932 12/11d.

Her executor was John Graham Wheelwright

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-A1012
[1799-18??] Son of John Ackroyd.

Born in Lancaster.

He was a cordwainer of Halifax [1820] / a shoemaker [1841, 1851].

On 21st February 1820, he married Susanna Wood [1801-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susanna was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Francis [b 1826] who was a mason [1841]
  2. Nathan [b 1826] who was a worsted doffer [1841]
  3. Mary [b 1826]
  4. Sophia [b 1828]
  5. John [b 1834] who was a cotton piecener [1851]
  6. James

The family lived at

  • Fold, Skircoat, Halifax [1841]
  • Chapel Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1851]
  • Burnley Road, Skircoat (Susannah was living with son James & his family) [1861]
  • 17 Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger Francis Wood [b 1768] (widower & card maker).

Living with the widowed Susannah [in 1871] were son James & his children.

On the evening of 17th July 1857, he attacked Jonathan Holdsworth whom Ackroyd believed had circulated rumours about Mrs Ackroyd which had troubled her, saying that she had conducted herself in a manner unworthy of her conjugal relationship with her husband.

He was found guilty of attempted murder, and sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment.

John died between 1861 & 1871.

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-143
[1???-1???] Son of Edward Ackroyd.

He was an attorney in Chesterfield

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-23
[1???-1856] A member of Halifax Town Council [1858-1850].

He died 17th August 1856

Ackroyd, JohnRef 184-32
[1828-1892] Son of Edmondson Akroyd.

Born 31st May 1828.

He was a saddler.

He married Harriet Booth [1825-1879].

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [1856-1924] who married Jonathan Widdop
  2. Walker
  3. Sophia [1859-1927] who married Tom Tidswell
  4. Sampson

Harriet died 8th December 1879.

John died 15th May 1892.

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [311]

Ackroyd, John ArnoldRef 184-867
[1880-19??] Born in Halifax. He was a postal clerk in Halifax.

In 1905, he married Sarah Sagar.


Sarah was the daughter of
Joe Sagar
 

The family lived with the Sagar family [1911]

Ackroyd, John HenryRef 184-18
[1886-1917] Son of Mary Ann (née Oliver) [1855-1931] & William Ackroyd [1854-1922] of 156 Ovenden Road, Halifax [1911].

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He worked at Grove Mills.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Ruth Watson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. Gerald [b 1914]
  3. Mary [b 1916]

The family lived at 14 Ladyship Old Lane, Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died in France [24th January 1917].

He was buried at Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France [Grave Ref IV F 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Ackroyd, John ThomasRef 184-1093
[1868-19??] Son of Joseph Akroyd.

Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted singer [1881] / a butcher [1891, 1894] / licensed victualler at the Bridge Tavern, Halifax [1901, 1903, 1905] / caretaker at the Victoria Hall, Queensbury [1911].

On 2nd October 1894, he married (1) Edith Jane Farrar [1870-1899] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Edith Jane, of Far View House, Illingworth, was the daughter of gentleman William Farrar
 

In 1903, he married (2) Sarah Ackroyd in Halifax.

They lived at

Living with them [in 1901] was his cousin Jane Ackroyd [aged 31] (barmaid).

Living with them [in 1911] were widowed mother-in-law Mary Ackroyd [aged 63] and aunt Martha Best [aged 79]

Ackroyd, John WilliamRef 184-6
[1891-1915] Son of Joseph Ackroyd

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of the Young Men's Class at St Matthew's Church, Northowram / an apprentice iron moulder [1911] / employed by J. Sagar & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 25th September 1915 (aged 25).

His family only heard of his death in September 1916.

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

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 46-48 & 50]

Ackroyd, John WillieRef 184-29
[1878-1958] Born in Greetland.

He was a general labourer [1911].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Annie Elsie King [1882-1968] in Halifax.


Annie Elsie was born in Sheffield
 

Children:

  1. Daisy [b 1910]
  2. Ada [b 1912]
  3. Norman [1915-1933] who was buried with his parents
  4. Edith [b 1920]
  5. Annie [b 1922]

The family lived at Ripponden [1911].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 824]

Ackroyd, JosephRef 184-9
[1863-1941] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a fustian cloth weaver [1891].

On 4th April 1891, he married Mally Robertshaw [1866-1940] at Heptonstall Church.


Mally was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Laura [b 1893]
  2. Arnold

The family lived at

  • Heptonstall
  • 8 Wood End, Hebden Bridge [1917]

Ackroyd, JosephRef 184-5
[1866-1909] Son of David Ackroyd, delver.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver of Towngate, Northowram [1889] / a flag facer [1891] / a stone hewer (quarryman) [1901].

On 17th March 1889, he married Bridget Degnan [1867-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Bridget, of Church Yard, Halifax, was the daughter of Frank Degnan, labourer.

She had a daughter: Sarah Ellen [b Q1 1889] who was a spinner in worsted mill [1901], a coating mender [1911]

 

Children:

  1. John William

The family lived at

  • 10 Lydgate, Northowram [1891]
  • 8 Lydgate, Northowram [1901]
  • 31 Grove Street, Northgate, Halifax [1911]

Joseph died in Halifax [Q4 1909] (aged 43).

Son John William died in World War I [1916], and Bridget went to live in Blackburn

Ackroyd, JosephRef 184-247
[1884-1917] Son of William Ackroyd

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [24th April 1917].

He was buried at Fampoux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 12]

Ackroyd, KeithRef 184-888
[19??-] CBE.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

He was a pharmacist / Chairman of the British Retail Consortium [1992-1994]

Ackroyd, LeahRef 184-431
[18??-1898] Wife of Francis Wood Ackroyd, a dyer of Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax.

In June 1898, the bodies of Leah and her 14-month-old son, Nathaniel, were found floating in the canal at Sowerby Bridge. Her behaviour had changed following an incident 4 years earlier in which she had been hit on the head during a quarrel with her sister. On the night of her suicide, she had been upset when her husband complained that she had not mended his clothes, and she ran off with the child

Ackroyd, LeonardRef 184-123
[1866-19??] Born in Warley.

He was a blanket finisher [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Rose Ann Toman [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Rose Ann was born in Birkenhead
 

Children:

  1. James Edward [b 1893] who was a mill hand [1911]
  2. Daniel Toman
  3. Sarah Emma [b 1896]
  4. Leonard [b 1900]
  5. Charlie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 3 Grey Stones Yard, Illingworth [1901]
  • 27 Page Hill, Wheatley [1911, 1915]

Ackroyd, LewisRef 184-398
[1893-1918] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Ovenden.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He was a rope lad in the colliery [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Conisborough and served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [30th March 1918].

He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France [Grave Ref V B 33]

Ackroyd, LouisRef 184-21
[1891-1915] Son of M. J. & D. Ackroyd of 12, Rydal Terrace, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike.

He was science master at Rastrick Grammar School.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Chemists' Corps [July 1915], and served as a Corporal with the 189th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed by a shell splinter [3rd October 1915] (aged 24).

He was buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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

Ackroyd, M. L.Ref 184-812
[19??-19??] Minister recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1975]

Ackroyd, ManoahRef 184-961
[1839-1902]

Born in Clayton.

He was a joiner [1861, 1871, 1881] / a joiner and cabinet maker [1891].

On 27th March 1865, he married Sarah Ann Lumb in Halifax.


Sarah Ann came from Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ellen [b 1866]
  2. Ann [1867-1916] who married Herbert Ambler Sutcliffe
  3. Albert [b 1869]
  4. Emily [b 1873]
  5. Phoebe [b 1881]

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Ackroyd, MariaRef 184-224
[1820-1899] Of Savile Row, Halifax.

Daughter of William Ackroyd.

Born 28th December 1820.

She never married.

She and her sister Eliza Frances lived at Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1881] and Savile Row, Halifax [1891, 1895, 1899].

When her sister Eliza Frances died [11th January 1895], she left £3,105 11/7d to Maria.

In Maria's will [1896], she left £4000 to establish the Maria Ackroyd Charity.

She died 10th January 1899 (aged 70).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 167]

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £21,677 1/8d. Probate was granted to Nathaniel Knight Sanford (marine surveyor), Edward Hoyle Sanford (British Lloyd surveyor), and Lewis Henry Longbotham (solicitor) 

The sisters were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 167]

Ackroyd, MatthewRef 184-7

Ackroyd, OliverRef 184-35
[18??-1???]

In [Q1] 1894, he married Betty in Halifax


Betty was the widow of
Charles Crowther, and landlady at the Golden Fleece, Blackley
 

Oliver took over at the Golden Fleece [1894-1897]

Ackroyd, OliverRef 184-6780
[1827-1885] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a glazier of Warley [1850] / a plumber & glazier [1871] / a plumber [1881].

In 1850, he married Mary Davies [1791-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Warley, was born in Liverpool, the daughter of William Davies, a cordwainer.

She was a bread baker [1861]

 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary Jane [b 1857] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a twister worsted factory [1881], a twister worsted [1891]
  3. Hannah [b 1863] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1871], a twister (worsted factory) [1881], a dress maker [1891]
  4. Joseph [1865-1871]
  5. Rachael [b 1868] who was a reeler cotton [1891]
  6. Edward [b 1871] who was an engineer's apprentice [1891]

The family lived at

  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 10 Hanley Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Croft Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 60 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Ackroyd, Percival OscarRef 184-1114
[1892-1918] Son of Frederick Ackroyd.

He was a member of Tuel Lane UMC Brotherhood / educated at Tuel Lane Council School / in business with his father as a printer/compositor at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge / gaining experience in the London printing trade [around 1912].

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

He died from his wounds in the South African General Hospital, France, [5th November 1918], 5 days before the end of the war.

The family received news of his death on the day the armistice was signed.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th November 1918].

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref V A 52].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Ackroyd, RichardRef 184-37
[1813-1???] Son of John Ackroyd.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [4th July 1813].

He was a cordwainer [1834] / a shoe maker [1836, 1841].

In 1834, he married Mary Ann Smith [1818-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James [bapt 1836]

The family lived at Winding Road, Halifax (with Richard's parents) [1841]

Ackroyd, SampsonRef 184-34
[1866-1913] Often recorded as Samson.

Son of John Akroyd.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a worsted spinner [1881] / a general carter [1901] / a teamster [1911].

On 3rd April 1897, he married (1) Mary Pickles [1867-1909] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Mary was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Pickles, a dyer
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1898] who was a spinner mill hand [1911]
  2. Harriet [b 1900]
  3. Hetty [b 1901]
  4. Annie [b 1903]
  5. Amy [b 1905]

The family lived at 5 Green Street, Horley Green Road [1911].

Mary died 11th April 1909 (aged 42).

In [Q4] 1909, Sampson married (2) Clara Bates [1870-19??]

Sampson died in Halifax [8th April 1913] (aged 47).

Mary & Sampson were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery with Sampson's parents [311].


Details of Clara's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Ackroyd, SamsonRef 184-19
[1866-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a teamster [1911].

In [Q2] 1897, he married (1) either Mary Jane Hodgson or Mary Pickles in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1898] who was a spinner mill hand [1911]
  2. Harriet [b 1900]
  3. Hettie [b 1901]
  4. Annie [b 1903]
  5. Amy [b 1905]

In 1909, he married (2) Clara Bates in Halifax.


Clara was the daughter of
Joseph Bates
 

The family lived at 5 Green Street, Horley Green Road, Claremount, Halifax [1911]

Ackroyd, SamuelRef 184-560
[18??-19??] Woollen manufacturer at James Street Mill, Elland [1905]

Ackroyd, SidneyRef 184-15
[1867-1933] Born in Greetland.

He was a dye house labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dye house labourer [1911].

In 1889, he married Hannah Green [1869-1917].


Hannah was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Taylor [b 1891] who was a woollen piecer [1911]
  2. Arthur William
  3. Martha Jane [b 1894]
  4. Frances Emmeline [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Charles Clay Thomas
  6. Doris Hannah [b 1900]
  7. Otis [b 1902]
  8. Ben [b 1904]
  9. Ernest [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 147 Elland Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 24 Whitegate Road, Halifax [1911]

Sons Arthur William & Charles died in World War I

Ackroyd, ThomasRef 184-1112
[1866-1???] Son of William Ackroyd.

He became a printer/compositor.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. daughter

Ackroyd, ThomasRef 184-36
[1808-1877]

He married Sarah [1822-1890].

Children:

  1. (possibly) Joseph [b 1836]
  2. Mary [1838-21st September 1881] who married Thomas Smith, & was buried with her parents

Thomas died 13th February 1877 (aged 69).

Sarah died 21st December 1890 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1757]

Ackroyd, ThomasRef 184-1
[1756-1822]

He married Sally [1755-1836].

Children:

  1. Sally [1795-4th November 1875]

Thomas died in 1822 (aged 66).

Sally died 11th October 1836 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church

Ackroyd, ThomasRef 184-24
[1824-1899] Of Woodland View, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge.

Born 3rd August 1824.

He died 9th December 1899 (aged 75).

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Ackroyd, Thomas LongbottomRef 184-780
[180?-18??] Son of John Ackroyd.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [4th November 1810].

On 12th August 1832, he married Nancy Body [1813-1880].


Nancy came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Eliza
  3. Hannah [b 1839]
  4. Joseph [b 1842]
  5. Fanny [b 1845]
  6. William [b 1849]
  7. Harriet [b 1850]

Ackroyd, W.Ref 184-525
[18??-1905] He was stationmaster at Halifax Railway Station

Ackroyd, WalkerRef 184-33
[1857-1895] Son of John Akroyd.

Born in Whalley Town [July 1857].

In 1891, he was a general labourer living in a lodging house at 3 Grange Hall, Sowerby Bridge.

He died in Halifax [11th May 1895].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery with his parents [311]

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-39
[1848-1???]

He married Sarah Greenwood.


Sarah was the daughter of
Thomas Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1878]
  2. Henry [b 1880]

The family lived at Plough, Midgley [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were Sarah's siblings: Reuben and Mary.

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-10
[17??-18??]

He married Susannah [17??-1???].

  1. John
  2. William

The children's births are registered at Ebenezer Chapel Heptonstall

Ackroyd, Rev WilliamRef 184-273
[17??-1826] He was a member of the Baptist church in Hebden Bridge before becoming Minister of Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church [1800]. He resigned in 1825.

He died 30th April 1826

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-6500
[1786-1854] Son of William Ackroyd.

He was a maltster [1841, 1851] / partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Ovenden Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

On 27th February 1813, he married Catherine Hoyle [1786-1863] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Emily [23rd November 1815-14th August 1848] who married Benjamin William Holroyd
  2. Eliza Frances
  3. Maria
  4. John Edward [b 9th January 1824]

The children's births are recorded at Pellon Lane Particular Chapel

The family lived at

William died 12th September 1854 (aged 68).

Living with the widowed Catherine and her daughters [in 1861] was a boarder Kate Simpson [aged 11] (scholar). Catherine was listed as

dependant on daughters

Catherine died 10th September 1863 (aged 77).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 238] with daughter Emily and her Holroyd family

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-7600
[1791-18??] He was a waterman [1841, 1850].

He married Betty.

Children:

  1. James [b 1821] who was a dyer [1841]
  2. Hannah [b 1821] who was a worsted worker [1841]
  3. Rachael [b 1821]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  5. Oliver
  6. Joseph [b 1829]

The family lived at Sowerby Bridge, Halifax [1841]

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-563
[1840-1914] Son of David Ackroyd.

He was a member of Ryburn [No 1283] Masonic Lodge / a grocer / a draper / a printer apprenticed to William Gill / a printer with the Halifax Guardian.

His wife Sarah Ellen ran the grocery and drapery business.

In 1881, he employed his 3 sons who were all letterpress printers.

He was in partnership with Fred Lumb [1882].

He published the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle [from 1883] and became sole proprietor shortly afterwards.

He was a strong supporter of Free Libraries and an advocate for a Free Library in Sowerby Bridge. In 1887, he suggested a Public Library for Sowerby Bridge.

He was an officer in the Ryburn Lodge of Freemasons.

In 1861, he married Sarah Ellen Brearley [1840-1903].

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Thomas
  3. Frederick

The family lived at

  • Friendly [1871]
  • Sowerby New Road [1881]
  • 17 Gladstone Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 22 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1905, 1911]

In February 1912, he had a stroke from which he never fully recovered.

Sarah Ellen died 22nd May 1903.

William died 6th November 1914.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £455 6/5d.

In 1927, the printing business was recorded at Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, and at Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-4970
[1852-1905] Son of Oliver Ackroyd.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [3rd March 1852].

He was educated locally and at the Royal College of Science London [1874-1879] / a commercial clerk [1871] / an author and teacher in chemistry [1881] / an analyst [1891] / public analyst for Halifax [1886, 1901] / Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, the Chemical Society, the Physical Society of London.

He wrote many articles and other works

  • Science for All
  • Moorland Waters
  • Absorption of Röntgen Rays
  • Salt Circulation
  • The Old Light and the New

for the British Association, the Geological Magazine and other scientific publications.

In 1893, he married Sarah Jane Hibbins [1865-19??] in Loughborough.


Sarah Jane came from Loughborough
 

Children:

  1. William Rowland [b 1895]

The family lived at 9 Grandsmere Place, Halifax [1901].

He died at Grandsmere Place [9th May 1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,345. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-403
[1854-1901] Born in Halifax.

He was an oil cloth maker.

He married Emma Wrigley [1855-1914].


Emma was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1875]
  2. Albert [b 1878]
  3. Ernest
  4. Edith [b 1881]
  5. Annie [b 1884]
  6. Ethel [b 1890]
  7. Harold
  8. Lewis

The children were born in Halifax.

William died in 1901.

After his death, the family moved from Halifax to Denaby

Ackroyd, WilliamRef 184-249
[1856-1921]

He married Mary Hannah [1857-1935].

Children:

  1. Joseph

The family lived at Springfield Terrace, Castle Street, Todmorden.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Ackroyd, William HenryRef 184-17
[1898-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth (née Hunsworth) [1870-1956] & Samuel Ackroyd [1865-1936], house painter, of 232 Queens Road, Halifax [1911].

Born in Halifax.

He was employed by Driver's Stores of Northgate.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He died in France [23rd August 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

 

Ackroyd surnameRef 184-27
A variant of the surname Akroyd

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Ackroyd, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Ackroyd:


Marriages 1884, 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1915, 1930; Deaths 1895, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1906, 1907
 



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