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Ashworth, AbelRef 176-37
[1815-1???] A woolcomber from Sowerby.

He married Jane [1817-1???].

Children:

  1. Peggy [b 1838]

They lived in Warley [1841].

In 1842, he was one of a gang of 7 local men who were charged with forging and circulating counterfeit notes & coin, as described in the Foldout.

He was committed for trial.

At the Crown Court [21st March 1842], he was convicted of uttering forged notes and sentenced to 15 years and to be transported.

Ashworth was received aboard the prison hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich [7th April 1842].

Justitia was originally an East Indiaman named Admiral Rainier. She was bought by the Navy and renamed HMS Hindostan and purchased by the Admiralty for service as a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line. She was converted to a 20 gun store ship [1811]. She was renamed again as HMS Dolphin and renamed again as Justitia when she became a prison hulk ship.

Finally sold in 1855

Ashworth was aboard the Susan which departed 21st April 1842, carrying 300 passengers, and arrived 25th July 1842 at Colony Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land

The Susan was launched in Calcutta in 1813. She traded in the East Indies

Ashworth, AbrahamRef 176-207
[16??-1728] Of Warley.

He married 6 times.

Children:

  1. Caleb

Ashworth, AbrahamRef 176-521
[1750-1835] Of Machpelah, Hebden Bridge

Ashworth, AbrahamRef 176-32
[1788-1861] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / formerly worsted weaver [1851] / a Chelsea Pensioner [1861].

He married Sarah [1789-1862].


Sarah was born in Bingley
 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1825] who was a worsted spinner [1841], an engine tenter [1851], an engineer [1861]
  2. Susan [b 1827] who was a worsted spinner [1841], a factory hand [1851], a worsted reeler [1861]

They lived at

  • Old Lee Bank, Ovenden [1841]
  • Lee Bank, Ovenden [1851]
  • Lee Bank Side, Ovenden [1861]

Living with them [in 1841] was David Brook.

Abraham died 20th November 1861 (aged 73).

Sarah died 17th November 1862 (aged 73).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4449] with David Brook

Ashworth, AbrahamRef 176-744
[1818-1858] A woolsorter with James Akroyd & Son.

He was married with 7 children. The family lived at Scott's Row, Back Foundry Street, Halifax.

On 5th December 1858, he attempted to murder his wife and then committed suicide. He had been ill for some time, and his wife and children were being supported by Akroyd's sick society. Newspaper reports said that his wife's recovery was doubtful

Ashworth, Albert RichardRef 176-8
[1863-1933] Born in Wadsworth

He was a cloth worker / Secretary of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club [1917].

In 1897, he married Hannah Vernon [1872-1955] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Vernon
  2. Raymond [1900-25th May 1974] who married Agnes Marie (Nan) [1906-30th April 1998]
  3. Harry Norman [1902-18th June 1965] who married Marjorie
  4. Margaret Grace [b 1904]
  5. Gwendolen Mary [b 1907]
  6. Edward [1909-26th May 1948] who married Gladys May

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at 11 Montrose Buildings, Hebden Bridge [1915].

Albert Richard died 12th April 1933 (aged 69).

Hannah died 24th April 1955 (aged 83).

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: C664]

Ashworth, ArthurRef 176-253
[1890-1917] Son of Hiram Ashworth.

He was a successful art student / a shop assistant (provision stores) [1911] / employed by the Maypole Company, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 15th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed whilst asleep in his dugout when a shell burst [20th October 1917] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4-6 & 162], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity United Methodist Free Church, Walsden

Ashworth, Arthur HowardRef 176-726
[18??-1???] Of Elland.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1832] and Brasenose College Oxford.

He became Rector of Didcot

Ashworth, CalebRef 176-208
[1???-1738] Of Northowram.

Son of Abraham Ashworth.

He married Mehetabel [d 1728]

Ashworth, CorneliusRef 176-88
[1752-1821] Handloom weaver of Ovenden.

He was one of the last people able to make a living from the dual economy of weaving and small-scale farming.

He was a diarist daily recording in his 4 diaries the social conditions in the area in the years from 4th October 1782, 1785, 1809 and 1815.

He lived at Walt Royd.

He became Overseer of the Poor at Ovenden [1780].

He worshipped at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax until he joined Pellon Lane Baptists in 1795.


Question: Around 1819, Rev Edward Ramsden wrote a letter to his [Ramsden's] mother in which he mentioned that Cornelius had moved into some cottages, possibly near to Jumples Mill. Does anyone know where Cornelius went to live?

 

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. a daughter who married Mr Marsden

He died 18th June 1821 [aged 69].

See The Diaries of Cornelius Ashworth and Pellon Baptist School

Ashworth, DavidRef 176-22
[1821-1???] Illegitimate son of Esther Ashworth of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [29th April 1821]

Ashworth, DickenRef 176-83
[1946-] Real name Terence Dicken Ashworth.

Actor born in Todmorden [18 July 1946].

He began work as an English and Drama teacher, and was a member of several repertory companies before moving into television. He has played many film and TV rôles

Ashworth, DorothyRef 176-5
[1932-2004] Born in Manchester [20th June 1932].

Headmistress of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [24th August 1982-22nd December 1982].

She died in Halifax [27th October 2004]

Ashworth, Edmund LordRef 176-186
[1887-1915] Son of Handley Ashworth.

He was

  • trained at St John's College, Battersea
  • a pupil-teacher [1901]
  • a teacher at Holy Trinity School, Halifax [1908]
  • a teacher (county council elementary school) [1911]
  • a writer for the Hebden Bridge Times
  • a sportsman, playing rugby, football & cricket for Halifax & Hebden Bridge

During World War I, he enlisted on 5th September 1914, and was one of the first to join the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) where he served as a Lance Corporal.

After training, he went to France in April 1915.

He was injured in a bombing accident, given a lieutenant's commission, and had just returned to the front line.

He died after being pierced through the heart by a German sniper [13th December 1915] (aged 29).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III D 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers', on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School

Ashworth, EdwardRef 176-35
[1797-1875] Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth dresser (shown as Edmund) [1841] / a cordwainer journeyman [1851] / chapel keeper [1861, 1871].

He married Sarah [1795-1878].


Sarah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1819] who was a burler of cloth [1851, 1861]
  2. William [1821-1891] who was a cloth dresser [1841], a journeyman carpet weaver [1851], a cloth dresser [1861, 1871]
  3. Frederick [b 1823] who was a whitesmith [1861, 1871]
  4. Sarah Ann [1825-1892] who was a woollen cloth saver [1851]
  5. George [b 1827]
  6. Ellen [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
  7. Emma [b 1835] who was a woollen cloth saver [1851]

They lived at

  • Sun Fold, Halifax [1841]
  • 10 Bath Terrace, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 Hanover Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Hanover Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] were grandchildren Margaret Ashworth [b 1840] (worsted spinner)  & Edward Ashworth [b 1842] (roper twiner).

Living with them [in 1861] were grandchildren Edward J. Ashworth [b 1842] (house painter), George Ashworth [b 1846] (card setting machine tenter)  & Mary A. Ashworth [b 1853].

Living with them [in 1871] was granddaughter Mary A. Ashworth [b 1853].

Edward died 4th December 1875 (aged 78).

Sarah died 19th January 1878 (aged 83).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1161]

Ashworth, EdwinRef 176-10
[1854-1928] Born in Wadsworth

On 7th February 1881, he married Sarah Redman [1854-1929] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Annie who died in infancy
  2. Ernest
  3. Amy [1888-22nd August 1959] who married John Henry Redman

They lived at 18 Lee View, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Edwin died 21st March 1928 (aged 74).

Sarah died 10th July 1929 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: F795]

Ashworth, Ellen FlorenceRef 176-135
[1858-1942] Daughter of William Christopher Ashworth.

Born in Millwood [28th December 1858].

She was a cotton weaver [1881] / a barmaid at the Swan with Two Necks, Todmorden (where her widowed mother was innkeeper) [1891] / licensed victualler (own account) at the Halfway House, Todmorden [1901] / at the Swan Inn, Millwood (with her sister Mary Hannah [1911].

After the death of her mother Martha [1891], Ellen Florence became head of the household.

In 1901, her siblings Mary Hannah (licensed victualler assistant) / Martha (licensed victualler assistant) / Ann (dressmaker own account) / Emma (dressmaker own account) / Joseph (butcher & farmer own account) / Thomas (clogger own account self employed)  were living with Ellen Florence.

Living with Ellen & Mary Hannah [in 1911] and assisting with the business were their siblings Ann / Emma / Thomas.

In 1927, Ellen and her sister Mary Hannah bought Leeming Hall, Todmorden from Tom Law's estate for £865.

Neither sister married.

They lived at the Hall until their deaths.

Mary Hannah, of Leeming Hall, died 3rd April 1933 (aged 72).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £5,651.

Probate was granted to William Artha Ashworth, builder, Amy Oliver (wife of Richard Edward Oliver)  & Gertrude Taylor,

Ellen Florence, of Leeming Hall died 5th January 1942 (aged 83).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £14,277.

Administration was granted to Martins Bank Limited

Ashworth, EphraimRef 176-16
[1811-18??] Son of Betty & John Ashworth of Jumples Mill.

Baptised 9th November 1812.

He married Betty Sutcliffe [1814-1891].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1833]
  2. Abraham [b 1835]
  3. John [b 1837]
  4. Mary [b 1840]
  5. William [b 1842]
  6. Elizabeth [1845-1874] who married John Simpson
  7. Emma [b 1848]
  8. George [b 1851]

The children were born in Halifax

Ashworth, ErnestRef 176-691
[1884-1951] DCM.

Son of Henry Ashworth

He was assisting his father in the family cab business [1901] / a cab driver [1911] / a member of the Territorials [1909].

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

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for


consistent good work when in charge of transport. When two of his horses were killed, he reorganised his column with great coolness and proceeded.

He traversed nightly a fire-swept area, and never hesitated to proceed or failed to deliver his stores

 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [15th January 1916].

He survived the War.

He died in Halifax in 1951 (aged 67) 

Ashworth, ErnestRef 176-9
[1886-1918] Son of Edwin Ashworth.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton fustian twister [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire) Regiment.

He was killed in action [10th April 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: F795] and on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6 & 7]

Ashworth FrankRef 176-42
[1870-1900] He was a weaver [1898].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Elsie Orrell [1877-19??] in Wortley.


Elsie was born in Wincobank, Sheffield.

She was a charwoman [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Mabel A. [b 1895] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Douglas [b 1897] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Horace
  4. Frank G. [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 10 Dover Street, Todmorden [1898]
  • 261 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 4 Millwood Lane, Todmorden [1910]
  • 3 Burnt House, Todmorden [1911]
  • 8 Oldroyd, Todmorden [1917]

Frank died in Todmorden in 1900 (aged 30).

In 1904, Elsie married (2) Thomas Edward Woodhead in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Elsie Woodhead [b 1907]

Thomas Edward Woodhead died in Todmorden in 1910 (aged 69).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Ashworth, FredRef 176-282
[1852-1909] JP.

Born in Bradford.

He was a warp sizer & cotton manufacturer (employer) [1891] / a cotton warp sizer (employer) [1901].

He was active in local affairs / one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1896-1907] / deputy mayor [twice] / President of Todmorden Musical Society / County Magistrate [1906].

In 1882, he married Sarah Ormerod.


Sarah was the daughter of Peter Ormerod
 

Children:

  1. Jeanette Ormerod (Ashworth) [b 1884]
  2. Peter Ormerod (Ashworth) [b 1885] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1909], a solicitor [1911]
  3. Phyllis Mary Ormerod (Ashworth) [b 1888]

The children were born in Todmorden.

They lived at

  • Todmorden Hall, Todmorden [1891] [1901]
  • Arden Croft, Queens Drive, Ilkley [1911]

Fred died at home in Ilkley [29th August 1909] (aged 57).

He was cremated in Bradford and his remains were buried in the family grave at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone Probate records show that he left effects valued at £33,475.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah, his son Peter, Henry Edgar Parkinson Ackroyd (gentleman), & William Ormerod (esquire) 

Ashworth, FredRef 176-258
[1893-1917] Son of Richard Ashworth.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the British Socialist Party / a shuttle maker [1911] / employed as a body maker at J. Greenwood's Salford Shuttle Works.

He was engaged to be married.

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He sustained serious shell wounds in the left leg [2nd December 1917], and suffered great loss of blood.

He died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station in France [3rd December 1917] (aged 24)  Some reports give the date of his death as the 4th December.

He was buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref IV A 16].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Ashworth, FredRef 176-6
[1918-1942] Son of Janet & Egbert Ashworth of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Signalman with the 22nd Armoured Brigade Signals, Royal Corps of Signals

He died 12th June 1942 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [Grave Ref 51], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Ashworth, GeorgeRef 176-568
[17??-18??] Of the Ashworth family. He was a cotton manufacturer at Jumble Hole Mill, Todmorden [1815]

Ashworth, Rev GeorgeRef 176-515
[1801-1835] Born April 1801.

Assistant Curate at Ripponden [1835].

On 1st February 1827, he married Elizabeth Whiteley [1801-1890] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Barkisland in 1801 and died in Barkisland on the 7/6/1890. George was buried in Elland & Elizabeth was buried Christ Church, Barkisland plot 271
 

Children:

  1. Betty [17th May 1828-28/10/1902] who never married, died in the West Riding Asylum, Wakefield & was buried with her mother
  2. Joseph
  3. Eliza Bathsheba [31st December 1831-18th October 1880] who never married & was buried with her mother

The children were born in Barkisland.

George died in Elland [2nd August 1835].

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Elizabeth & her daughters died in Barkisland [7th June 1890].

She was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 271]

Ashworth, GeorgeRef 176-36
[1811-1???] A stone mason from Halifax.

In 1842, he was one of a gang of 7 local men who were charged with forging and circulating counterfeit notes & coin, as described in the Foldout.

He was committed for trial to York Castle on a charge of putting off forged Bank of England £5 notes, and forged counterfeit silver.

At the Crown Court [21st March 1842], he was convicted of uttering forged notes and sentenced to 15 years and to be transported.

Ashworth (age 31) was received aboard the prison hulk ship Warrior moored at Chatham and Woolwich, [7th April 1842].

The Warrior was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line launched 1781. Became a receiving ship in 1818 and a prison hulk ship after 1840. She was broken up 1857

He was moved to the ship Earl Grey [19th September 1842].

The Earl Grey left Plymouth on 5th October 1842 carrying 261 male convicts, and after a voyage of 101 days, arrived at Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land [14th January 1843]

Ashworth, GeorgeRef 176-2421
[1882-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In 1889, he had received 6 strokes of the birch for stealing.

In 1893, he was sent for 3 years in a Reformatory after stealing 1 cwt of coal.

On leaving, he got a job as a teamer in Sowerby Bridge, but his employer had to discharge him on account of his habits.

On 15/16th May 1905, he broke into the restaurant at County Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, owned by Mr Waterhouse, and stole pork chops and a bottle of sauce. Later that night, he broke in a fish shop near the railway goods station, owned by Walter Jowett, and stole 7 eggs and some fried fish. When he was arrested, he admitted the offences, saying that he was starving. He was sent to prison for 1 month for each offence

Ashworth, George WheelhouseRef 176-728
[1816-1886] Of Elland.

Son of Philip Howard Ashworth.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1832] / schoolmaster / clergyman.

He was lodging with Abraham Firth & family [1861, 1871 & 1881]

Ashworth, GibsonRef 176-39
[1816-1880] Son of Robert Ashworth, weaver.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a weaver of Ovenden [1837] / a worsted weaver [1841] / a hand loom carpet weaver worsted [1851] / a farmer of 8 acres [1861] / a coal merchant [1871].

He was a chartist and became sub-Secretary for Ovenden to the General Council for the National Charter Association [1843].

In 1846, he gave 10d towards a fund to get the Chartist leader, John Frost, pardoned after his transportation to Tasmania.

In 1837, he married (1) Elizabeth Whitley [1819-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Ovenden, the daughter of John Whitley, weaver
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was a worsted spinner [1851], a cotton factory hand [1861]
  2. Joshua Gibson [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851], an iron moulder [1861]
  3. Mary Gibson [b 1842]
  4. William [b 1846] who was a cotton factory hand [1861], a cart driver [1871]
  5. Edwin [b 1849] who was a cotton factory hand [1861], a stone mason [1871]
  6. Alice [b 1851] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1854] who was a worsted weaver [1871]

An Elizabeth Ashworth died in Halifax [Q2 1853].

In 1856, he married (2) Jane Stansfield [1821-1891] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Wadsworth, the widow of Mr Stansfield.

She had a son by her first marriage: Abraham Stansfield [b  1844] (wood turner [1861]).

She was a worsted weaver [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1857] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a mill hand [1881]
  2. Tom [b 1861] who was a book keeper [1881]

They lived at

  • Moor Side, Ovenden [1841]
  • Club House Lane, Ovenden [1851]
  • 7 Walton Buildings, Ovenden (Gibson & the children by his first marriage) [1861]
  • Sod House Green, Ovenden (his wife Jane & their children) [1861]
  • Sod House Green, Ovenden [1871]
  • 2 Sod House Green, Ovenden [1881]

Gibson died in Halifax in 1880 (aged 64).

The widowed Jane was a coal merchant [1881].

A Jane Ashworth died in Halifax [Q2 1891] (aged 69) 

Ashworth, HandleyRef 176-384
[1851-1930] Born in Stansfield.

He was a reporter & compositor [1881] / a letterpress printer [1891] / a journalist author [1901] / newspaper editor [1911] / editor of the Hebden Bridge Times & Gazette / partner in Kershaw & Ashworth.

In 1878, he married Alice Lord in Todmorden.


Alice was the daughter of Mr Lord
 

Children:

  1. Will [b 1880] who was a letterpress printer assistant [1891], a journalist author [1901]
  2. Edith [b 1881]
  3. Hannah [b 1885]
  4. Edmund Lord

The children were born in Todmorden

They lived at

  • 12 Butterworth Street, Langfield, Todmorden [1881]
  • 28 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • 15 Adelaide Street, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • Sandygate, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed mother-in-law Hannah.

Handley died in 1930.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £2,944

Ashworth, HarrietRef 176-13
[1840-1895] (Possibly) daughter of Simon Ashworth.

She was a factory assistant (worsted) spinner [1851] / a worsted power loom weaver [1861] / a carpet setter [1881] / a lodging house keeper at 42 Greenwood Street, Halifax [1895].

She died 2nd March 1895 (aged 55).

She was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 14 D]

Ashworth, HenryRef 176-678
[1856-19??] Born in West Vale.

He was a cotton spinner [1881] / a carrier & green grocer [1891] / a cab proprietor & carrier [1901] / a cab proprietor [1911]

In 1880, he married Harriet Roberts [1855-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph Roberts (Ashworth) [b 1881] who was assisting his father [1901], a cab driver [1911]
  2. Ernest
  3. Alice [b 1888] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  4. Hilda [b 1891] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  5. James Henry [b 1895] who was a cab driver [1911]

The family lived at

  • Parr's Buildings, Cross Hills, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Stainland Road, Greetland [1891]
  • Elizabeth Street, Greetland [1901]
  • 7 Elizabeth Street, West Vale, Greetland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was visitor Matilda M Barstow [b  1826]

Ashworth, HiramRef 176-3
[1853-1929] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a machinist at picker works [1881] / a machine tenter picker [1891] / a picker maker [1901] / a journeyman pickermaker [1911].

In 1874, he married (1) Sarah Taylor [1853-1885] in Todmorden.


Sarah was born in Stalybridge, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1876] who was an artificial flower maker [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1879]

Sarah died in Todmorden in 1885 (aged 32).

In 1886, he married (2) Sarah Fielden [1858-1???] in Todmorden.


Sarah was born in Walsden
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1889] who was a cotton drawer [1901], a shopman (grocery stores) [1911]
  2. Arthur
  3. Frank [b 1894] who was an apprentice electrician [1911]

The family lived at

  • 3 Clough, Walden, Todmorden [1881]
  • 4 Railway View, Todmorden [1891]
  • 687 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 16 Chapel Street, Walsden, Todmorden [1911]
  • 4 Maitland Street, Walsden [1917]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was granddaughter Edith Fielden [b 1901].

Hiram died in Todmorden [Q4 1929] (aged 76) 

Ashworth, Horace OrrellRef 176-254
[1898-1917] Son of Frank Ashworth.

Born in Todmorden [27th March 1898].

Baptised at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [30th October 1898].

He was a cotton warehouse worker [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 372nd Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He died 20th October 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq [Grave Ref 3 & 60], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Ashworth, JamesRef 176-272
[17??-1???] He was (possibly) a founder of Elland Particular Baptist Church [1789]

Ashworth, JamesRef 176-769
[1826-1890] He lived at Thornlee Villa / Oakleigh Villa, Todmorden.

He was involved in local affairs and was a member of Todmorden Local Board, a member of Todmorden School Board, and a partner in Heap & Ashworth

Ashworth, JamesRef 176-27
[1827-1???] He was a hand loom weaver [1861, 1881, 1891].

In 1855, he married Mary Mitchell [1832-1???].


There was a daughter Betty [b 1854/1855] who appears as Betty Ashworth on some records, but as Betty Mitchell (no father) when she married
William Redman
 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1854] who married William Redman
  2. Ann [b 1857]
  3. Mary [b 1858]
  4. Sarah [b 1860]

The family lived at Duck Hill, Wadsworth [1861, 1881, 1891]

Ashworth, JamesRef 176-43
[1849-1901] Son of Richard Ashworth, farm labourer.

Born in Wadsworth [10th June 1849].

He was a talented musician and played the cello (from the age of 13) / a popular concert performer / a member of the Hebden Bridge Choral & Harmonic Society / a member of the Todmorden Musical Society / a member of the Dean Clough Musical Society / a member of the Sowerby Bridge Choral Society / a member of the Halifax Philharmonic Society / a performer at concerts of the Northgate End Orchestral Society / choirmaster at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

and a weaver of Wadsworth [1871] / a coachman – domestic servant [1881] / Assistant overseer & Local Board collector [1891] / Assistant overseer & rent collector [1901] / Assistant overseer for the parishes of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Wadsworth, Heptonstall & Erringden.

In [Q4] 1871, he married Elizabeth Robertshaw [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Wadsworth, the daughter of John Robertshaw, farmer
 

Children:

  1. John Wilfred

They lived at

  • Paddock, Wadsworth [1881]
  • 52 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1901]

James died of Typhoid in the Fielden Hospital, Todmorden [3rd May 1901] (aged 51).

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge. After his death, son John Wilfred Ashworth was appointed assistant overseer for Mytholmroyd, to replace his father

Ashworth, JobRef 176-2
[1795-1866] Son of James Ashworth.

He was a weaver of Stansfield [1819] / a farmer [1841] / a labourer [1843] / a farmer of 12 acres [1851, 1861].

On 29th September 1819, he married Grace Holdsworth [1791-1847].

Children:

  1. Job
  2. Mary [bapt 1821] who was a dairymaid [1861]
  3. James [bapt 1823] who was a shoemaker [1861]
  4. Christiana [b 1825]
  5. Sarah [b 1827]
  6. Phineas [b 1829] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]
  7. Grace [b 1831]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1833]
  9. John [b 1835] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]
  10. Hannah [b 1837] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]

The family lived at

Grace died in 1847.

Living with the family [in 1851] was father James Ashworth [b  1767] (retired quarryman).

Living with the family [in 1861] was grandson Sutcliffe Heyhirst [b 1847].

Job died 4th December 1866.

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

Letters of Administration were granted to son John

Ashworth, JobRef 176-4
[1821-1892] Son of Job Ashworth.

Born in Stansfield, Todmorden.

He was a weaver [1843] / a quarryman [1851] / a powerloom weaver (cotton) [1861] / a cotton weaver [1866, 1871] / a farmer of 17 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891].

On 9th April 1843, he married Susey Bentley [1822-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susey, a weaver, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of John Bentley, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1845] who was a powerloom weaver (cotton) [1861], married & a cotton weaver [1881]
  2. John [b 1851] who was a bobbin setter (cotton) [1861], a cotton weaver [1871]
  3. Job [b 1857]
  4. Susannah / Susy Ann [1859-1867]

They lived at

  • White Windows, Stansfield, Todmorden [1851]
  • Staupes, Stansfield, Todmorden [1861]
  • White Windows, Stansfield [1866]
  • Davy Lane Head, Stansfield [1871]
  • Mouse Nest, Stansfield, Todmorden [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1861] was widowed father-in-law John Bentley [b 1778] (chair bottomer).

Job died in Todmorden in 1892 (aged 70) 

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-2500
[1732-1800] Born in Rochdale [22nd May 1732].

He moved to Elland.

He was an early member of the Ashworth family of Elland-cum-Greetland.

He was a maltster & corn dealer / a shareholder in the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company [1790s].

He owned much land and property in Elland, Halifax [between Gibbet Street and Hopwood Lane], and Rochdale

He was active in the local Baptist cause and built Elland Particular Baptist Church

for the worship of God and the cultivation of morality

On 20th January 1755, he married Susanna Child [17??-1813] at Birstall.

Children:

  1. Thomas [1756-1786] who married Agnes
  2. Margaret [b 1768]
  3. Philip Howard
  4. John
  5. Richard Johnson Daventry
  6. (possibly) Susanna [1774-1793]
  7. Agnes [b 1778]

The family lived at Elland Bank.

John died suddenly at Elland Bank [19th January 1800] (aged 67).

His son John died 6 months later.

Susanna died 8th June 1813.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Baptist Church

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-8000
[1772-1800] Son of John Ashworth.

He was a maltster.

On 28th September 1791, he married Jane Ramsden [1769-1831] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [1792-1792]
  2. Thomas Ramsden
  3. John Harvey Ashworth
  4. Susanna Elizabeth [1797-1798]

John and his wife were estranged.

His father took over all of his son's responsibilities, selling off his personal effects & estate to discharge his debts and provide for his wife and children.

His father died suddenly [19th January 1800] (aged 67).

John died 6 months later.

John & children John & Susanna Elizabeth were buried at Elland Baptist Church.

Jane & son Thomas Ramsden were buried at Childwall, Wavertree, Liverpool

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-1025
[1778-1???] In 1791, he was apprenticed to Martin Mollineaux to learn the production of fustian.

On completing his apprenticeship, he became a fustian dealer

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-17
[1784-1847] Of Bessy Bridge, Wadsworth.

He married (1) Sally Redman.

Children:

  1. James [1827-1839]

Sally died in childbirth in 1827.

He married (2) Mary [1791-18??].

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1826] who was a mill hand [1841]
  2. Abraham [b 1826] who was a mill hand [1841]

He was killed by lightning at Mount Skip on Wednesday 8th July 1847

The Carlisle Patriot [16th July 1847] reported


About one o'clock in the afternoon, a most severe thunderstorm passed over Halifax. [John Ashworth] left his house at Bessy Bridge to get a fire poker repaired at a neighbouring smith's shop. On returning home with the poker, he was overtaken by the storm and took shelter in an outhouse at Mount Skip. As he was proceeding homewards, a flash of lightning struck him dead on the spot. The hair on one side of his body was severely burnt off, that part of his face and body being completely black. The remains were placed in a cart and conveyed home.

The poor man was 70 years of age, and has left a wife with 5 or 6 children

 

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge with his first wife.

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-7960
[1794-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a beerseller at an unidentified beerhouse at Spring Head, Erringden [1841, 1851].


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

 

He married Susan [1794-18??].

Children:

  1. Richard Horsfall [b 1812] who was an engine tenter [1841]

Living with them [in 1841] was Harriet Haslam [aged 15] (a mule piecer?) 

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-18
[1803-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 40 Green Hill, Halifax [1851].

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

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1844]
  2. Sarah J. [b 1849]

Ashworth, JohnRef 176-159
[1811-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a beer seller [1846].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 24th November 1846, he married (2) Sarah Horner in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Stephen Horner
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [1844-1855]
  2. Sarah Jane [1849-1872] who married John Bedford
  3. Annie [b 1854]

The children were born in Halifax

Ashworth, John FirthRef 176-463
[18??-1???] Newspaper proprietor at Hebden Bridge.

He published the Calder Vale Gazette.

In 1806, he was declared bankrupt

Ashworth, Rev John HarveyRef 176-20
[1796-1882] Son of John Ashworth.

He was curate of St Mary's, Rochdale.

He moved to Ireland and his brother Thomas Ramsden succeeded him at Rochdale

Ashworth, John WilfredRef 176-297
[1873-19??] Son of James Ashworth.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a draper's assistant [1891] / Assistant overseer's clerk [1901] / Assistant overseer for Mytholmroyd (appointed to replace his father) [1901] / Assistant overseer and clerk for Hebden Bridge. [1906] / Rate collector and Assistant Overseer of the Poor for Hebden Bridge District [1909].

In 1896, he married Annie Ashworth [1877-19??] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Donald [b 1900]

They lived at 20 Lee View, Hebden Bridge [1901].

In January 1909, Auditors discovered that £170 had gone missing. John Wilfred was suspended from his post as assistant overseer and rate collector of Hebden Bridge. He left home on Sunday night [3rd January 1909], taking his 7-year-old son with him, and sent a note relinquishing his position as collector. He also gave instructions as to administering his affairs.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Ashworth, JosephRef 176-34
[1823-1891] Born in Ovenden.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a labourer in carpet mill [1861] / a greengrocer [1871, 1881].

He married Hannah Normington [1821-1899].


Hannah was born in Ovenden.

She was (possibly) postmaster at Wheatley

 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1849] who was a labourer in carpet mill [1861]
  2. Benjamin [1851-1853]
  3. Nathan [b 1854] who was a bookkeeper [1871]
  4. Normington

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1851]
  • Cross, Ovenden [1861]
  • Wheatley [1871]
  • White Birks Terrace, Ovenden [1881]

Ashworth, JosephRef 176-23
[1830-1880] Son of Rev George Ashworth.

Born in Barkisland [23rd January 1830].

He was a paper maker [1849].

On 30th December 1849, he married Mary Whiteley [1831-1903] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Barkisland, the daughter of Martha & Robert Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [1850-1858] who was buried with her parents
  2. Georgina [1852-1858] who was buried with her parents
  3. Martha [b 1855]
  4. Louisa [1857-1860] who was buried with her parents
  5. Elizabeth [b 1859]
  6. Robert [1861-1923] who was buried with his parents
  7. George [1863-1870] who was buried with his parents
  8. Joah [b 1865]
  9. Mary [b 1872]

Joseph died 13th February 1880.

Mary died in Stainland [6th May 1903].

They & other members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 707]

Ashworth, JosephRef 176-4430
[1843-1900] Son of Thomas Ashworth.

He was a printer at Ann Street, Northgate [1870] / a farmer at Brackenbed Grange, Wheatley [1870] / a printer & farmer employing a journeyman, 2 boys, & 2 labourers [1871] / a master printer (employing 7 men) at 14 Broad Street, Hx [1881] / a letter press printer [1891].

His nephew Normington Ashworth may have been working for Joseph as a jobbing printer [1881].

Joseph was trading as Joseph Ashworth & Sons Lithographers [1893, 1894].

In 1865, he married Elizabeth Hoyle [1845-1887].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Fred [1866-1943]
  2. Mary [b 1869]
  3. Annie [1870-1871]
  4. Frank [1873-1949] who married Martha Hannah Gledhill [1870-1953] of Halifax, & had his own printing business in Toxteth, Liverpool where he died

They lived at

  • 6 Brackenbed Grange, Ovenden [1871]
  • 16 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 13 Union Street South, Halifax [1891]

Joseph was a widower by 1891.

An Elizabeth Ashworth died in Halifax [Q2 1887] (aged 42) 

Ashworth, LawrenceRef 176-28
[1817-1904] Son of Lawrence Ashworth.

He was a member of the Wesleyan chapel working in the school & chapel / a leading singer in the chapel / a worsted weaver in Heptonstall [1841] / a stocking weaver [1851] / Chapel Keeper at York Street Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden (having taken over from his brother George) [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a retired chapel keeper [1901].

On 19th December 1841, he married Sally Greenwood [1819-1896] at Heptonstall Church.


Sally, a weaver, was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of Simeon Greenwood.

She was a silk drawer

 

The family lived at

  • North Gate, Heptonstall [1851]
  • York Street Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden [1861]
  • 10 School Lane, York Street, Todmorden [1871, 1881]
  • Weavers Square, Heptonstall, Todmorden [1891, 1901]

Sally died in Todmorden in 1896 (aged 77).

Lawrence died in Todmorden [26th February 1904] (aged 86).

The Todmorden & District News [4th March 1904] published an obituary

Ashworth, LawrenceRef 176-44
[1790-18??] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton weaver [1841] / a grocer [1851].

He married Sally [1791-18??].


Sally was born in Heptonstall.

She was a bread baker [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Lawrence
  2. George [b 1822] who was a worsted weaver [1841], a worsted hand loom weaver [1851], Chapel Keeper at York Street Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden (until his brother Lawrence took over) [1861
  3. James [b 1826] who was a worsted weaver [1841], choirmaster at Todmorden parish church [1904]
  4. Grace [b 1829] who was a worsted hand loom weaver [1851]
  5. Thomas [b 1833] who was a tailor [1851]
  6. Sarah [b 1833]

They lived at

  • Back Lane, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Heptonstall [1851]

Living with them [in 1851] was granddaughter Sally [b 1834] (cotton drawing frame tenter) 

Ashworth, MargaretRef 176-173
[17??-18??] In 1772, she married Edmund Lord

Ashworth, NormanRef 176-95
[19??-19??] Of Halifax.

He and his wife had a dry-cleaning business in Albion Street, Halifax.

The couple began to buy property in Halifax until they had acquired all the houses on Balmoral Place.

He married Florence [19??-1970?].

Children:

  1. Robin

The family lived at Savile Green, Halifax

Ashworth, NormingtonRef 176-33
[1858-1930] Son of Joseph Ashworth.

He was a jobbing printer (probably working for his uncle Joseph Ashworth) [1881] / a printer stationer [1891] / a letterpress printer (employer) [1901, 1911]. He established Normington Ashworth Printers

In 1880, he married Emma Scott [1860-1927].


Emma was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Edgar Normington (Ashworth) [1881-1936]
  2. Fanny [b 1884]
  3. Rowland Addison 1888- [b 1975]
  4. Evelyn [1891-1901]
  5. Cyril Thomas [1893-1935]
  6. Harry Clifford [1896-1963]
  7. Doris Alberta 1899- [b 1983]

They lived at

  • 16 Batley Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 74 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 36 Bayswater Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Ashworth, Philip HowardRef 176-7503
[1770-1834] Son of John Ashworth.

Born at Sunney Bank, Batley [14th September 1769].

Like others in the Ashworth family of Elland-cum-Greetland, he was a Baptist.

He was a member of Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church / a maltster at Elland Bank / educated at Cambridge University [1798].

On 1st September 1804, he married Ruth Cooper [1784-1853] in Masham, North Yorkshire. Children:

  1. Susannah [1784-1828]
  2. Agnes Whitfield [1806-1899]
  3. Philip Sydney
  4. John Ashworth [1811-1890]
  5. Louisa Child [1813-1900]
  6. George Wheelhouse
  7. Arthur Howard [1818-1874]
  8. Ruth Alomona [1820-1911]
  9. Frances Rosamond [1822-1912]

The children were baptised into the Church of England at St Mary's, Elland. The 8 older children were baptised on the same day [7th August 1820] by their cousin Rev John Harvey Ashworth. Frances Rosamond was baptised [7th August 1832].

All the sons attended Oxford University.

Philip Howard died at Elland Bank [3rd December 1834].

Members of the family were buried at Elland Baptist Church.

See Christopher Brearley

Ashworth, Philip SidneyRef 176-727
[18??-1???] Of Elland.

He attended Heath Grammar School [1832].

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

He lived at Elland Bank

Ashworth, Rev Philip SydneyRef 176-19
[1810-1864] Son of Philip Howard Ashworth

On 6th January 1848, he married Anne Outram at Elland Parish Church.


Anne was the daughter of Benjamin Outram
 

Ashworth, R. H.Ref 176-541
[18??-1???] He worked for 5 years as manager to Albert Benjamin Bayes before setting up in business as printer, stationer and newsagent at Park Street, Brighouse in 1892.

In 1894, he took over an existing bookselling business at 37 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

He established a circulating library [subscription 2/6d per quarter]

See R. H.

Ashworth, RichardRef 176-29
[1755-1827]

He married Amelia [1759-1829].

Richard died 20th August 1827 (aged 72).

Amelia died 28th October 1829 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Ashworth, RichardRef 176-5300
[1759-1831] He was a webster.

In 1784, he married Grace Crossley.


Grace was the daughter of William Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. Betty
  3. Abraham
  4. Mary
  5. William
  6. Richard
  7. Robert

They lived at Slack House in Wadsworth.

They were Baptists.

Richard & Grace were buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Ashworth, RichardRef 176-41
[1872-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a refreshment shop keeper (own account) [1901] / a cotton weaver [1911].

In 1892, he married Mary Crowther [1875-19??] in Todmorden.


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Lilias Mary [b 1899] who was a part time shirt maker [1911]
  3. Will [1901] who died in infancy
  4. Edwin [b 1904]
  5. Edith [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 76 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 53 Knowlwood Road, Todmorden [1911]
  • 5 Crossley Street, Todmorden [1917]

Ashworth, Richard Johnson DaventryRef 176-14
[1772-1828] Son of John Ashworth.

He married Anne Macaulay [1781-1863].


Anne was the daughter of Thomas Macaulay
 

Richard died in Manchester.

They were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe: Richard [12th August 1828]; Anne [17th July 1863]

Ashworth, RobertRef 176-26
[1815-1???] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a hand loom weaver worsted [1851, 1861].

Around 1835, he married Mary [1814-1???].


Mary was born in Wadsworth.

She was a hand loom weaver worsted [1851]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1835] who was a hand loom weaver worsted [1851]
  2. Squire
  3. Sarah [b 1844] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]
  4. James [b 1846] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]
  5. Thomas [b 1851]

The family lived at Shawcroft Hill, Todmorden [1851, 1861]

Ashworth, RobinRef 176-189
[19??-] Son of Norman Ashworth.

His parents bought the houses in Balmoral Place.

In August 2005, Robin put the property up for sale with a guide price of £2·25million.

He lived at Ashleigh, Savile Road

Ashworth, SamuelRef 176-15
[1878-1948] Son of Thomas Ashworth, tin plate worker.

He was a cloth finisher of 3 Burns Street, Ovenden [1902] / a cloth finisher [1911] / landlord of the Lee Bank Hotel, Halifax [1925, 1935].

In 1902, he married Sarah Elizabeth Wilson at Christ Church, Pellon.


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of James Edward Wilson
 

Children:

  1. Normington [b 1904]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1907]
  3. Norah [b 1911]

The family lived at 6 Club Lane, Ovenden [1911].

Samuel died in Halifax [August 1948] (aged 70).

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden

Ashworth, Samuel HarryRef 176-391
[1890-1915] Son of Mrs Alice Healey Ashworth of 2 Laneside, Mytholmroyd.

He was a blanket fettler.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 19th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 2nd February 1915 (aged 25).

He was buried at Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery, Canada [Grave Ref 17 3927].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade

Ashworth, SimonRef 176-24
[1803-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a sheet paver [1851].

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


Martha was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  2. Sarah [b 1831] who was a flower setter (carpet works) [1851]
  3. was a setter (carpet works) [1861], who married Henry Parker [1841-1???]
  4. Thomas [b 1833] who was a wire drawer [1851]
  5. Rachel [b 1836] who was a factory assistant (worsted) weaver [1851], a worsted power loom weaver [1861]
  6. (possibly) Harriet who was a factory assistant (worsted) spinner [1851], a worsted power loom weaver [1861], a carpet setter [1881]

They lived at

  • Stannary Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 11 Stannary Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • Gibson House, Old Lee Bank, Halifax [when Sarah was head of the household 1861]
  • Wesley Street, Halifax [with Henry Parker as head of the household 1871]

Ashworth, SquireRef 176-25
[1840-1911] Son of Robert Ashworth.

Born in Wadsworth [16th December 1840].

He was a bobbin winder [1851] / a cotton power loom weaver [1861] / a cotton warp beamer [1871] / a cotton loom tackler [1891] / a fustian weaver [1901] / a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1864, he married Charlotte [1844-1915] in Halifax.


Charlotte was the daughter of Henry Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 11th June 1865]
  2. Lavinia Grace [9th March 1868-19th April 1899] who was a mohair tailoress [1891]
  3. Zipporah [b 8th May 1870] who was a cotton roving tenter [1891]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1st May 1872] who was a mohair tailoress [1891]
  5. Mary Elizabeth [b 1st April 1874] who was a fustian tailoress [1891]
  6. Annie [b 30th October 1876] who was a fustian tailoress [1891]
  7. Edith [b 13th May 1880] who was a fustian machinist [1901]
  8. Henry William [b 21st July 1882] who was a fustian weaver [1901]
  9. Robert [b 2nd June 1884] who was a house painter's apprentice [1901]

They lived at

  • 6 Sunny Royd, Wadsworth [1871]
  • Air View, Wadsworth [1891]
  • Keighley Road, Wadsworth [1901]
  • Ashdene, Keighley Road, Wadsworth [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Charlotte's widowed mother Betty [b 1824] (retired farmer).

Living with them [in 1911] was Rosetta Hockney [b Cheshire 1874] (elementary school mistress)/

Squire died in Todmorden [15th October 1911].

Charlotte died in Todmorden [9th September 1915] (aged 71) 

Ashworth, Rev ThomasRef 176-223
[1???-18??] Of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse

Ashworth, ThomasRef 176-31
[1814-1875]

He married Sarah Ann Savile [1813-1888].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Ashworth, Rev Thomas RamsdenRef 176-21
[1793-1831] Son of John Ashworth.

He succeeded his brother Rev John Harvey Ashworth as curate of St Mary's, Rochdale

Ashworth, Thomas RogerRef 176-11
[1880-1915] Born in Wadsworth [29th February 1880].

He was a member of Pecket Well Cricket Club / a cotton weaver [1910] / a regular soldier.

In 1910, he married Sarah Jane Wilde in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Bertha [1911-1975]

As a regular soldier, he served in the Boer War and in India.

During World War I, he re-enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Hill 60 [18th April 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], on the Memorial at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall, on the Memorial at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church, on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club, and on Wadsworth War Memorial

Ashworth, TomRef 176-233
[18??-19??] DCM, MM.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal.

He survived the War

Ashworth, TomRef 176-803
[18??-19??] Coal merchant.

He was at 2 Raglan Street and 22 Church Street, Station, Halifax [1900]

Ashworth, TomRef 176-547
[1857-1911] Of Walsden. Picker maker at Scaitcliffe Picker Works, Todmorden [1905]

Ashworth, VernonRef 176-7
[1897-1917] Son of Albert Richard Ashworth.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge / educated at Hebden Bridge Secondary School / a weaver [1915] / a sketcher [1917] / employed by Ashworth Brothers.

During World War I, he enlisted [17th September 1915], and served as a Private / Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed by a shell splinter whilst serving as a dispatch rider [20th September 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [6th October 1917].

He is remembered on the family grave at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: C664], on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 115-119, 162A & 163A], on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School

Ashworth, WillRef 176-103
[18??-19??] Founding Partner in Kershaw & Ashworth and editor of Hebden Bridge Times & Gazette

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-569
[17??-18??] Of the Ashworth family. He was manufacturing dimity, jean and jeanette cloths

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-779
[17??-1805] He was a principal teacher of music in Halifax

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-38
[18??-18??]

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1833-1855] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3186]

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-557
[18??-19??] Partner in Ashworth Brothers [1905]

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-30
[1823-1877] He was a wool warehouseman [1861] / a linen draper's assistant (possibly working with brother-in-law James Midgley [1871].

He married Grace [1822-1892].


Grace was born in Heptonstall
 

They lived at

  • 31 Corporation Street, Halifax (with brother-in-law James Midgley [1861]
  • 3 Corporation Street, Halifax [1871]

William died 11th December 1877 (aged 54).

Grace died 1st April 1892 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 464]

Ashworth, WilliamRef 176-181
[1920-1991] Born in Todmorden.

He studied at the London School of Economics.

He became professor of economic and social history at Bristol University.

He wrote several books, including

  • A short history of the international economy
  • The genesis of modern British town planning
  • Economic history of England
  • History of the British coal industry
  • The history of the material industries in general

Ashworth, William ChristopherRef 176-40
[1835-1880] Son of Thomas Ashworth, butcher.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a mechanic of Stansfield [1858] / a mechanic [1861] / a mechanic – fitter [1871].

In 1858, he married Martha Howarth [1836-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Rochdale, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of William Howarth, carrier.

She was a widow & innkeeper at the Swan Inn Public House, Stansfield [1881] / publican (own account) [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ellen Florence
  2. Mary Hannah [1860-1933] who was a cotton weaver [1881], a cotton weaver [1891], a licensed victualler assistant [1901]
  3. Martha [b 1863] who was a dressmaker [1891], a licensed victualler assistant [1901]
  4. Ann [b 24th August 1864] who was a laundress [1891], a dressmaker (own account) [1901]
  5. Emma [b 1867] who was a dressmaker [1891], a dressmaker (own account) [1901]
  6. Susannah [b 1870] who was a tailoress [1891]
  7. Joseph [b 1874] who was a butcher [1891], a butcher & farmer (own) account [1901]
  8. Thomas William H. [b 1879] who was brother clogger (own account self employed) [1901]

They lived at

  • Millwood, Stansfield, Todmorden [1861]
  • Rake, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • Swan Inn Public House, Swan Place, Stansfield, Todmorden (where the widowed Martha was innkeeper) [1881, 1891]

William Christopher died in Todmorden in 1880 (aged 45) 

Martha died in Todmorden [Q3 1891] (aged 55).

After her death, daughter Ellen Florence became head of the household.

In 1901, the children () were living with their sister Ellen Florence.

In 1911, the children () were living with their sisters Ellen Florence & Mary Hannah

Ashworth, WillieRef 176-665
[1869-19??] Son of William Ashworth, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk of King Cross Street, Halifax [1895] / a timekeeper at woollen mill [1901] / proprietor of King Cross Street Turkish Baths, Halifax [1905] / Turkish Baths proprietor [1911].

In 1895, he married Christina Baker [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Christina, of St James's Road, Halifax, was born in Nottingham, the daughter of Benjamin Baker, blacksmith
 

Children:

  1. Jack Ehud [b 1898]
  2. Jessie [b 1900]
  3. Robert Owen [b 1902]
  4. Kathleen Maud [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 27 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 King Cross Street, Halifax [1911]

Ashworth, WillieRef 176-12
[1896-1918] Son of Emma (née Dewhirst) [1867-1929] & Fred Ashworth [1869-1950] of Shaw Croft, Wadsworth [1911-1918].

Born in Wadsworth.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 13th October 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref II C 11].

He is remembered at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: G684/685], on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church

 

The Ashworth family of Elland-cum-GreetlandRef 176-275
John Ashworth was an early member of the family.

They lived at Bank House, Elland.

The family built and owned Elland Baptist Chapel

The Ashworth family of StansfieldRef 176-629
Early 19th century cotton manufacturing family of Stansfield.

See George Ashworth and William Ashworth

The Ashworth family of TodmordenRef 176-322
The family included David, George, John and James.

About 1825, the family took a lease on Callis Mill. In 1839, they and the Rawdon family sold land for the construction of the railway in Charlestown

 

Ashworth surnameRef 176-1
There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Ashworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Ashworth

Marriages 1809, 1810, 1871, 1874, 1886, 1913

 




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