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

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The names Armitage and Armytage are often confused.

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Armitage, AlbertRef 269-6
[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, ArnoldRef 269-3
[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, BarracloughRef 269-138
[19??-19??] Ale and porter merchant at Brow Lane, Shelf.

In September 1905, he was declared bankrupt

Armitage, Charles IngramRef 269-398
[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, ErnestRef 269-539
[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.

Children:

  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, FrankRef 269-736
[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].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

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

Armitage, FrankRef 269-5
[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, FredRef 269-4
[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
 

Children:

  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, GeorgeRef 269-1001
[18??-1904] Or Armytage.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  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 WhitfieldRef 269-764
[1805-1889] Born in Leeds.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax & Sheffield [1822]

Armitage, HenriettaRef 269-404
[1801-1???] Daughter of John Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [28th February 1801].

On 2nd November 1824, she married Charles Brandling

Armitage, HenryRef 269-416
[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].

Children:

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

Armitage, Henry WilsonRef 269-411
[1877-1923] Son of John W. Armitage.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a hosier shopkeeper [1901] / a hatter & hosier dealer [1911].

In [Q2] 1901, he married Alice Marsden [1877-1919] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Renie [b Q2/1903]

The family lived at

  • 8 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1910, 1911]
  • 7 Smith House Estate, Brighouse [1923]

Alice died in Halifax [Q3 1919] (aged 42).

Henry died in Halifax [Q1 1923] (aged 45).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £163 18/9d.

Probate was granted to Ernest Armitage (merchant) & John Armitage (outfitter) 

Armitage, HerbertRef 269-540
[1869-19??] Son of John Wilson Armitage.

He was partner in J. W. Armitage & Sons

Armitage, HerbertRef 269-87
[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.Ref 269-464
[17??-17??] Assistant at Halifax [1756]

Armitage, JamesRef 269-14
[1813-1875] Born in Elland.

He was a water man [1841] / a quarry man [1851, 1871].

Around 1833, he married Betty [1810-1891].


Betty was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1833]
  2. John [b 1836] who was a labourer [1851]
  3. David [b 1838]
  4. Eliza [b 1840]
  5. Hannah [b 1843] who was a weaver [1851]
  6. Mary [b 1849] who was a brush maker [1871]
  7. Harriet [1854-14th June 1924] who was a worsted spinner [1871], & buried with her parents
  8. Martha Jane [1856-20th December 1857] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • New Street, Elland [1841]
  • Haley Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • 19 Marquis Street, Gibbet Lane, Halifax [1871]

James died 20th February 1875 (aged 62).

Betty died 1st December 1891 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3277] with members of David Swift's family

Armitage, James BrittonRef 269-8
[1849-1914] Son of Hannah Maria & Thomas Armitage.

Born in Leeds.

He was landlord of the Albion Hotel, Claremount [1906, 1914].

He married Christiana [1854-1923].


Christiana was born in Dewsbury
 

Children:

  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]

Christiana took over at the Albion [1914-1915]

Armitage, JohnRef 269-170
[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 FrederickRef 269-544
[1864-19??] Born in Elland.

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

He married Unknown in Australia.

Children:

  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 HenryRef 269-286
[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).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th June 1917].

He was buried at Roeux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 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 StanleyRef 269-86
[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 ThomasRef 269-1062
[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
 

Children:

  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 W.Ref 269-9
[1840-19??] Born in Wakefield.

He was a silk spinner [1901].

He married Ann [1842-19??].


Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Henry Wilson
  2. Aspinall [b 1880] who was an auctioneer's clerk [1901]
  3. John [b 1886] who was a hosier's assistant [1901]

The family lived at 26 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Martha E Aspinall [b Hove Edge 1856]

Armitage, John WilsonRef 269-538
[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.

Children:

  1. Handel [1863-1876]
  2. Herbert

Ellen died in 1871.

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

Children:

  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, JosephRef 269-13
[18??-1872]

He married Ellen [18??-1899].

Joseph died 18th November 1872.

Ellen died 27th March 1899.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1676]

Armitage, JosephRef 269-7
[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
 

Children:

  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, LloydRef 269-665
[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 LuciusRef 269-297
[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.

Children:

  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 [Grave Ref 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, PhineasRef 269-1057
[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.Ref 269-963
[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, RobertRef 269-507
[16??-16??] Local preacher. In 1662, he was ejected

Armitage, Ronald E.Ref 269-15
[19??-19??]

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Armitage, SamuelRef 269-414
[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].

Children:

  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, SusannahRef 269-238
[1755-1818] Daughter of William Armitage.

She married Edward Ledgard.

She was buried at Rastrick Church

Armitage, ThomasRef 269-11
[1870-1948] Son of William Armitage.

Born in Southowram.

He was a mason's labourer [1891] / a stone mason [1901] / a road foreman (UDC) [1911].

He married Hannah [1873-1935].


Hannah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1895] who was a labourer (sanitary pipe works) [1911]
  2. Doris [1897-24th April 1969] who was a cotton twister [1911], never married,& was buried with her parents
  3. Willie [b 1899] who was a bobbin carrier (worsted mill) [1911]
  4. Edith [b 1902]
  5. Lilian [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Southowram [1901]
  • 8 Mount Pleasant, Southowram [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Arthur Wood [b 1878] (stone teamer).

Hannah died 20th September 1935 (aged 62).

Thomas died 15th June 1948 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A9]

Armitage, W. H.Ref 269-543
[18??-19??] Partner in Armitage Brothers

Armitage, WalterRef 269-2
[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
 

Children:

  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, WilliamRef 269-241
[17??-17??] Woolstapler at Woodhouse, Rastrick.

He married Ann Nicholl.

Children:

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

Armitage, WilliamRef 269-928
[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.

Children:

  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, WilliamRef 269-704
[18??-18??] Dyer at Sowerby Bridge & Bradley Mills, Huddersfield.

In October 1837, he was declared bankrupt

Armitage, WilliamRef 269-12
[1833-18??] Born in Deighton.

He was a stone barer (quarrier) [1881].

Around 1860, he married Selina [1835-1???].


Selina was born in Bradley
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1860] who was a stone delver [1881, 1891]
  2. Harriet [b 1862] who was a cotton twiner [1881]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1863] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  4. Caroline [b 1864] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  5. Joe [b 1869] who was a silk spinning overlooker [1891]
  6. Tom
  7. Willie [b 1874] who was a stone labourer [1891]
  8. Sarah Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted winder [1891]
  9. Emma [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  10. David [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • St Peters' Square, Southowram [1881]
  • Valley Top, Southowram [1891]

William died betwen 1881 & 1891

Armitage, WilliamRef 269-653
[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.

Children:

  1. Lloyd
  2. Phyllis [b 1904]

Armitage, WillieRef 269-10
[1899-1956]

In [Q3] 1921, he married Mary Trewartha in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Peter Trewartha
 

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D43] with Mary's parents

 

Armitage surnameRef 269-1
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
 



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