Armitage ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Armitage are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

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The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Albert Armitage [1902-196?]
Arnold Armitage [1890-1969]
Barraclough Armitage [19??-19??]
Charles Ingram Armitage [1849-1917]
Ernest Armitage [1873-1951]
Frank Armitage [1897-1917]
Frank Armitage [1898-1974]
Fred Armitage [1869-1931]
George Armitage [18??-1904]
Rev George Whitfield Armitage [1805-1889]
H. W. Armitage [18??-19??]
Henrietta Armitage [1801-1???]
Henry Armitage [18??-18??]
Herbert Armitage [1869-19??]
Herbert Armitage [1900-1951]
J. Armitage [17??-17??]
James Britton Armitage [1849-1914]
John Armitage [1757-1828]
John Frederick Armitage [1864-19??]
John Henry Armitage [1896-1917]
John Stanley Armitage [1921-2010]
John Thomas Armitage [1802-1867]
John Wilson Armitage [1839-1912]
Joseph Armitage [1860-19??]
Lloyd Armitage [1902-1???]
Maurice Lucius Armitage [1912-1942]
Phineas Armitage [1794-1871]
R. Armitage [18??-19??]
Robert Armitage [16??-16??]
Samuel Armitage [1791-1862]
Susannah Armitage [1755-1818]
W. H. Armitage [18??-19??]
Walter Armitage [1876-19??]
William Armitage [17??-17??]
William Armitage [17??-183?]
William Armitage [18??-18??]
William Armitage [1875-1957] 

The names Armitage and Armytage are often confused.

If the Armitage you seek is not here, please check the list of Armytage names


Armitage, Albert
[1902-196?] Son of Fred Armitage.

He, his parents & siblings left Brighouse for the USA, and appear on the Ellis Island records in New York [1905].

Before 1914 and the start of World War I, most of the family returned to Brighouse, leaving brother Arnold in Firthcliffe.

He and brother Frank returned to Firthcliffe in 1919

Albert died sometime between 1960 and 1969

Armitage, Arnold
[1890-1969] Son of Fred Armitage.

He was a carpet printer.

Arnold emigrated to the USA with his parents & family in 1905. They went to live at Firthcliffe, New York State.

During World War I, he served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces [1917-1918].

In 1920, Arnold & brothers Albert & Frank were still living in Firthcliffe.

Arnold died at Newburgh, Orange County, New York State [25th November 1969].

See Herbert Broomhead

Armitage, Barraclough
[19??-19??] Ale and porter merchant at Brow Lane, Shelf.

In September 1905, he was declared bankrupt

Armitage, Charles Ingram
[1849-1917] Born in Huddersfield.

In [Q3] 1877, he married Jane Elizabeth Coates in Halifax.

Jane was the daughter of Elizabeth
William Coates

They lived at High Royd, Honley, Huddersfield [1898].

Charles died in Huddersfield [Q2 1917] (aged 67) 

Armitage, Ernest
[1873-1951] JP.

Son of John Wilson Armitage.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a silk spinner [1901] / a member of the board of the Galgate silk mills / a partner in J. W. Armitage & Sons / a Councillor for Brighouse [1909-1917] / an Alderman [1921] / Vice-president of Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

In 1899, he married Martha Hoyle [1875-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Herbert
  2. Clifford [b 1901]

The family lived at Ash View, Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901].

He and his son Herbert died within 6 months of each other

Armitage, Frank
[1897-1917] Son of Walter Armitage.

Born in Soyland [2nd November 1897].

Baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [27th May 1898].

He was a cotton piecer [1911] / employed by Whiteley Brothers, Slitheroe.

He lived at Oldham Road, Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted with the West Riding Regiment [7th March 1917], then he served as a Private with the 1st/9th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action in France [31st July 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [4 & 6], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Ripponden Church School

Armitage, Frank
[1898-1974] Son of Fred Armitage.

He, his parents & siblings left Brighouse for the USA, and appear on the Ellis Island records in New York [1905].

Before 1914 and the start of World War I, most of the family returned to Brighouse, leaving brother Arnold in Firthcliffe.

During World War I, Frank was a conscript [1916].

He and brother Albert returned to Firthcliffe in 1919

He died in Newburgh, New York State [March 1974]

Armitage, Fred
[1869-1931] He was a tapestry carpet weaver [1891] / a carpet weaver [1901].

In [Q3] 1889, he married Emily Broomhead in Halifax.

Emily was born in Hathersage, the daughter of
Matthew Broomhead and sister of Herbert Broomhead


  1. Arnold
  2. Emiley [b 1894]
  3. Frank
  4. Phyllis [b 1900] who married Jim Bottomley
  5. Albert

The family left Brighouse for the USA, and appear on the Ellis Island records in New York [1905]

Before 1914 and the start of World War I, most of the family returned to Brighouse, leaving Arnold in Firthcliffe.

Frank & Albert returned to Firthcliffe in 1919

Armitage, George
[18??-1904] Or Armytage.

He married Unknown.


  1. Mary [1848-1st February 1911] who married James Holdsworth Titterington

The family lived at Field House, Lightcliffe [1874, 1904].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Armitage, Rev George Whitfield
[1805-1889] Born in Leeds.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax & Sheffield [1822]

Armitage, H. W.
[18??-19??] Hatter & hosier.

Recorded in 1910, when he was at 8 Bradford Road, Brighouse

Armitage, Henrietta
[1801-1???] Daughter of John Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [28th February 1801].

On 2nd November 1824, she married Charles Brandling

Armitage, Henry
[18??-18??] Or Armytage.

Son of Joseph Armitage.

He was a partner in Joseph Armytage & Sons / card maker of Slead Hall [1861].

He married Mary Holt [1820-1851].


  1. Frances
  2. Mary Josephine [1847-1851]

Armitage, Herbert
[1869-19??] Son of John Wilson Armitage.

He was partner in J. W. Armitage & Sons

Armitage, Herbert
[1900-1951] JP.

Son of Ernest Armitage.

He was a Councillor for Brighouse [1938] / Mayor of Brighouse [1946-1947 /] Vice-president of Brighouse & Rastrick Band / a member of the board of the Galgate silk mills.

He and his father died within 6 months of each other

Armitage, J.
[17??-17??] Assistant at Halifax [1756]

Armitage, James Britton
[1849-1914] Son of Hannah Maria & Thomas Armitage.

Born in Leeds.

He was landlord of the Albion Hotel, Claremount [1914].

He married Christiana [1854-1923].

Christiana was born in Dewsbury


  1. Minnie [b 1890]
  2. James [b 1892]
  3. Arthur [b 1896]

James died at the Albion [25th January 1914] (aged 64).

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax: James [28th January 1914]

Armitage, John
[1757-1828] Merchant of Lower Woodhouse, Rastrick.

Son of William Armitage.

He died [3rd January 1828] (aged 71).

In his will of 21st July 1827, he left money to his niece Ann Armitage Archbell and his nephew Daniel Ledgard.

See James Diggles

Armitage, John Frederick
[1864-19??] Born in Elland.

By 1887, he was in Australia where he studied sanitary engineering.

He married Unknown in Australia.


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

In 1894, he returned to Brighouse.

He was a gas meter reader / a partner in Armitage Brothers.

He lived at Thomas Street, Brighouse

Armitage, John Henry
[1896-1917] Son of Joseph Armitage.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bricklayer's labourer [1911] / employed by Oates & Green Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [1st September 1914].

He was sent to France [April 1915]. He was gassed [19th December 1915] and treated in England, then transferred and served as a Private with C Company 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [28th April 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at Roeux British Cemetery, France [C 66].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

Armitage, John Stanley
[1921-2010] JP, MBE.

Stanley Armitage was born in Huddersfield. His family moved to Brighouse around 1925.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

He served with the RAF and was active in the local RAF Association and the British Legion.

From 1955, he was a Member of the Board of Governors, and from 1985, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hipperholme Grammar School.

He was Alderman / a Conservative councillor for Hipperholme [1950s, 1960s] / sometime chairman of the Brighouse-Lüdenscheid Society and Mayor of Brighouse [1962-1963], one of the youngest mayors.

He set up Brighouse Storthes Hall Society, an organisation to help the patients at Storthes Hall. In 1974, he received the MBE for his work

Armitage, John Thomas
[1802-1867] Born in Rastrick.

He was a farmer of 14 acres / innkeeper & butcher at Church Street, Halifax [1851] / landlord of the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1840, 1845, 1861, 1867].

On 3rd February 1833, he married Sarah Horsfall [1810-1876] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Rastrick


  1. Mary [1835-1915] who married a butcher
  2. Abraham [b 1837]
  3. Ann [1840-1874] who married Joseph Fox
  4. Ellen [b 1841] who married James Smith
  5. Ben [1844-1901]
  6. Hannah [b 1846]
  7. George [b 1849]
  8. child

After his death, his son-in-law James Smith took over at the Thornhill Arms.

John Thomas & Sarah were buried at Rastrick Church.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500. Probate was granted to his sons Abraham & Ben and also to William Bottomley

Armitage, John Wilson
[1839-1912] Born in Wakefield.

Partner in Baldwin, Armitage & Company.

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

In 1863, he married (1) Ellen Gledhill [1841-1871] in Halifax.


  1. Handel [1863-1876]
  2. Herbert

Ellen died in 1871.

In 1872, John married (2) Ann Aspinall [1842-1???] in Halifax.


  1. Ernest
  2. William
  3. Henry Wilson [b 1877]
  4. Aspinall [b 1879]
  5. John Edward [1881-1883] who died aged 18 months
  6. John [b 1885]

He died in Wakefield

Armitage, Joseph
[1860-19??] Son of Thomas Armitage, cartwright / wheelwright.

Born in Leeds.

He was a labourer of Horley Green, Northowram [1887] / a labourer in sanitary tube yard [1891] / a sanitary tube maker [1901] / a foreman of Range Bank, Halifax [1908] / a foreman at sanitary tube works [1911].

In 1887, he married (1) Martha Miller [1863-1906] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha, of Booth Town, Northowram, was the daughter of Philip Miller, delver


  1. Herbert [b 1889] who was a silk bobbin setter [1901], a clay worker at sanitary tube works [1911]
  2. George [b 1891] who was a bricklayer at brickyard [1911]
  3. Eveline/ Evelyn [b 1893] who was a winder carpet manufacture [1911]
  4. John Henry
  5. Joe [b 1899]
  6. Maud [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 4 Neville Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 35 Range Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 33 Range Bank, Halifax [1911]

Martha died in 1906 (aged 43).

In [Q3] 1908, he married (2) Sabina Hall Armitage [1868-19??] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Sabina, of Town Street, Beeston, was the daughter of William Armitage, wheelwright

Armitage, Lloyd
[1902-1???] Son of William Armitage.

He was a member of the board of the Galgate silk mills.

In [Q3] 1927, he married Mona Clayton in Halifax.

Mona was the daughter of Thomas Clayton

Armitage, Maurice Lucius
[1912-1942] Son of Annie & Lucius Armitage of Northowram.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a Freemason / a mineral water manufacturer.

In [Q3] 1936, he married Hilda Briggs in Halifax.


  1. twins Christine
  2. Judith

The family lived at Greystones, Northowram.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant Intelligence Corps.

He took part in the Dunkirk_evacuation.

He died in North Africa [26th November 1942] (aged 30).

He was buried at Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria [III B 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, on the Memorial at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Armitage, Phineas
[1794-1871] The Phineas Armitage Lodge of the Good Templars, which opened on 14th May 1873
in connection with the Sunday School of the Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Brighouse in Bethel Street ... it was named in honour of [him], one of the late leaders of that congregation

was named for him

Armitage, R.
[18??-19??] He was in charge of Triangle Post Office [1913]

He was one of those who subscribed to Whiteley Turner's book A Spring-time Saunter

Armitage, Robert
[16??-16??] Local preacher. In 1662, he was ejected

Armitage, Samuel
[1791-1862] Or Armytage.

Son of George Armitage

He was a card maker of Lightcliffe / Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

On 6th November 1818, he married Maria Cooper [1798-1839].


  1. Mary [1823-1836]

On 20th March 1830, James Fletcher of Mirfield [aged 23] and Thomas Squires [41] of Liversedge, were charged with breaking into Armitage's workshop and stealing cards, leather and card makers' tools. The 2 men were transported to New South Wales for 7 years

Armitage, Susannah
[1755-1818] Daughter of William Armitage.

She married Edward Ledgard.

She was buried at Rastrick Church

Armitage, W. H.
[18??-19??] Partner in Armitage Brothers

Armitage, Walter
[1876-19??] Son of James Armitage, carter.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a paper finisher of Stones Cottage, Soyland [1896] / a paper finisher [1901, 1911].

In 1896, he married Florence Gerrard [1874-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Florence, of Lane Head, Soyland, was born in Keighley, the daughter of William Gerrard, gardener


  1. Frank
  2. Ernest [b 1900]
  3. Hilda [b 1901]
  4. Lilian [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 13 Lane Head, Soyland [1901]
  • 11 & 13 Lane Head, Ripponden [1911]
  • 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden [1917]

Living with them [in 1911] was Florence's brother [?], Ernest Gerrard [b 1873] (warehouseman) 

Armitage, William
[17??-17??] Woolstapler at Woodhouse, Rastrick.

He married Ann Nicholl.


  1. John
  2. Susannah
  3. Mary [b 1759] who married Thomas Archbell

Armitage, William
[17??-183?] Of Huddersfield.

He was landlord at the Wharf Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1829, 1834].

On 5th September 1811, he married Alice Lees at St Peter's Church, Huddersfield.


  1. Harriet [bapt 1812]
  2. John [bapt 1813]
  3. Sarah Ann [bapt 1815]
  4. William [bapt 1817]
  5. Ellen [1819-1873] who married John Wylde

Alice took over as landlady at the Wharf [1839, 1845].

John Wylde took over as landlord at the Wharf

Armitage, William
[18??-18??] Dyer at Sowerby Bridge & Bradley Mills, Huddersfield.

In October 1837, he was declared bankrupt

Armitage, William
[1875-1957] Son of John Wilson Armitage.

He was a partner in J. W. Armitage & Sons.

William became the works manager at Thompson's Silk Mills, at Galgate near Lancaster, and the family moved to Galgate.

In 1918, a group of West Riding businessmen took over the company. William was managing director and his half-brother Ernest was chairman.

From the next generation, LloydWilliam's son – and HerbertErnest's son – joined the board in 1935


In [Q4] 1900, he married Lucy Hall [1870-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Lloyd
  2. Phyllis [b 1904]


Armitage surname
Another form of the surname is Armytage.

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

Edward Armitage is recorded at Hipperholme in 1566.

George Redmonds writes that the name originated in the area around the hermitage which stood at Armitage Bridge in Huddersfield.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Armitage, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Armitage:

Marriages 1809, 1840, 1886, 1889, 1891, 1894, 1906, 1907, 1911

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 16:56 /28th April 2018 / mma28 / 37323

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