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Baldwin, MrRef 197-1565
[18??-18??] He established the business which became J. Pollard & Company

Baldwin, AbrahamRef 197-2957
[1822-1???] Son of Joseph Baldwin.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [6th October 1822].

He was an apprentice carver & gilder [1841] / a gilder employing 2 men and 1 boy [1861] / a carver & gilder [1871].

In 1846, he married Mary, daughter of Benjamin Aaron, in Halifax.


  1. Aaron [b 1849] who was a carver & gilder [1871]
  2. Clara [b 1855]
  3. Florence [b 1861]
  4. Lucy [b 1867]

The family lived at

Baldwin, AbrahamRef 197-26
[1830-1833] Son of Richard Baldwin.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a power loom overlooker [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a worsted warehouseman [1881] / a worsted coating weaver [1901].

In 1856, he (possibly) married Martha Ann Waddington [1833-1???].

Martha Ann was born in Midgley


  1. John William
  2. Walter [b 1863]
  3. Sarah [b 1869]

They lived at

  • Bank House, Wadsworth [1861]
  • Lower Hoyle, Warley [1871]
  • Goit Side, Midgley [1881]
  • Booth Terrace, Midgley [1901]

Abraham died in 1907 (aged 78) 

Baldwin, AbrahamRef 197-872
[1837-19??] Son of Nicholas Baldwin.

Born in Warley.

He was an oil cloth maker [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881] / a corn miller [1891] / a retired corn miller [1901].

In 1861, he married Frances, daughter of Thomas Mitchell, in Halifax.


  1. William [b 1862]
  2. Fred [b 1864]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1867]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1869]
  5. Thomas Henry [b 1871]
  6. Hannah [b 1873]
  7. Samuel Mitchell [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • New Marsh, Warley [1861]
  • Rose Grove, Warley [1871]
  • 5 Rose Grove, Warley [1881]
  • 14 Rose Grove, Warley [1891]
  • 6 Rose Grove, Luddenden Foot [1901]

Baldwin, AlbertRef 197-8160
[1855-1???] Son of Frederick Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clog and patten maker [1881].

In 1877, he married (1) Susan Tay [1853-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.

Susan was from Laith, Ireland


  1. John [b 1881]
  2. Walter [b 1890] who was in Armley Prison [1911]

Susan was in a smallpox hospital for a time.

In 1894, she tried to commit suicide on account of Albert's intimacy with another woman. Newspaper reports describe her running towards the canal with her son John running behind her. She was restrained by her son John and a passer-by Duke Watson, and charged with attempted suicide and alleged that Albert had treated her badly.

There were reports of Albert being charged with threatening behaviour toward Susan and he had threatened to kill her the night before her suicide attempt.

In 1896, he married (2) Alice Ann Hulme in Lancashire.


  1. Fred / Thomas Hulme (Baldwin) [1897-1961] who  married Gertrude [1900-1951]
  2. Gladys

They lived at

  • Southowram [1881, 1891]
  • Lock Street, Caddy Field, Halifax [1894]
  • 15 Swires Road, Halifax [1914]

In [Q4] 1904, Alice Ann (possibly) married William Walker in Hunslet.

Susan was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3rd November 1914]

Baldwin, AlbertRef 197-536
[1881-1958] Son of Irving Baldwin.

Born in Clifton.

He was wood carver apprenticed to Harry Percy Jackson [1894-1901]. He produced much reproduction Tudor and Jacobean furniture. He added to the memorial which Jackson created for St John's Church, Clifton.

He made a long-case clock which stands upstairs in the Rydings, Brighouse.

He wrote for the Brighouse Echo, contributing material on Clifton past and present.

He was a partner in Baldwin & Brooke.

In 1908, he married Gertrude Ann Wakefield [1886-19??] from Deighton, in Huddersfield.

They lived at 23 Holdsworth Street, Cleckheaton [1911]

Baldwin, AlfredRef 197-32
[1874-1???] Son of John Baldwin, farmer.

Born in Roydon, Norfolk.

He was a carter of Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1895] / a carter for railway company [1911].

In 1895, he married Mary Lister at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of Green Hill Terrace, Halifax, was born in Burlington, Vermont, America, the daughter of
James Lister


  1. Clara [b 1896] who was a wool ticketer for worsted  spinner [1911]
  2. Elsie [b 1897] who was a bottle filler for drysalter  [1911]
  3. Ethel [b 1900]
  4. Leonard [b 1903]

The family lived at 37 Grant Street, Halifax [1911]

Baldwin, AndrewRef 197-34
[1865-1923] Landlord of the Queens Road Hotel, Halifax [1913-1923].

He married Lilly.

Andrew died in 1923.

Lilly took over at the Queens Road Hotel [1923-1927]

Baldwin, Rev ArthurRef 197-1225
[1864-1937] FRGS.

Born in Otley.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1888], and at Brighouse [1903].

In 1889, he went to Africa to establish the Central African Mission at Nkala. He published accounts of his travels and was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

He died in York [26th July 1937]

Baldwin, ArthurRef 197-22
[1867-1943] Son of John Baldwin.

He was a warehouseman in a silk mill [1901, 1911].

He lived at Holme View, Bradford Road, Brighouse.

He died in Halifax General Hospital [13th December 1943].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £15,996 11/10d.

Probate was granted to his brother Jabez Baldwin

Baldwin, Arthur ReginaldRef 197-2670
[1864-1958] Son of John Baldwin.

Born at Clay House. [29th September 1864].

He was educated at Rugby School [1881] / a farm pupil at Gate Cottage, Wetmore, Hertfordshire [1891].

In 1905, he married Esther Hazeldine [1873-19??] in Nottingham.

Esther came from Basford, Nottinghamshire


  1. Margaret Esther [b 1907] who married [1928] William E.  Hill in at West Derby
  2. Reginald Basil [b 1908] who was a solicitor [1958]
  3. Sybil Elizabeth [b 1909]

They lived at

  • Brough House, Brough, Beverley, Yorkshire [1911]
  • Caythorpe, Lincolnshire [1958]

Records show that Arthur Reginald departed Durban on board the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Edinburgh Castle, and arrived at Southampton on [1st April 1935].

He died at The British-American Hospital in Nice, France. [25th March 1958].

He was buried at St Vincent's Churchyard, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £98,954 5/7d.

Probate was granted to his children Reginald Basil and Margaret Esther Hill

Baldwin, Charles W.Ref 197-8
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Baldwin, Christopher LacyRef 197-1200
[1897-19??] Son of John Herbert Lacy Baldwin.

Baptised at St Jude's Church, Savile Park [20th July 1897]

He was a farmer [1948].

See Edward Wallace Norris

Baldwin, Frank WeavellRef 197-15
[1862-1942] Son of Samuel Baldwin.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1862].

He was a cashier at woollen mill [1891] / a cashier of Kildwick [1898] / a cashier at woollen mill [1901] / a worsted wool salesman [1911].

He married (1) Elizabeth Ann [1866-1891].

Elizabeth Ann was born in Mexborough

They had no children.

Elizabeth Ann died in Skipton [Q2 1891] (aged 25) 

In 1898, Frank married (2) Celia Christian Smout [1870-1944] at St Pauls Church, Kilburn Square, Brent.

Celia Christian was the daughter of Charles Lickfold Smout, gentleman

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Greenfields, Crosshills, Kildwick [1891, 1901, 1911]
  • Ash Hayes, Nailsea, Somerset [1942, 1944]

Frank died at home [6th August 1942].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £474.

Probate was granted to his widow Celia.

Celia died at home [29th July 1944].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,177 1/7d.

Probate was granted to Sydney Percival Callard (area manager)  and Cyril Meade-King (solicitor) 

Baldwin, FredRef 197-5
[1888-1917] Son of Herbert Baldwin.

Born in Queensbury.

He was an insurance agent [1903]

On 13th June 1903, he married Hannah Appleyard [1875-1936] at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Queensbury.

Hannah was born in Halifax

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 35 West End, Queensbury

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 62nd Company Army Ordnance Corps.

He died in Salonica [19th March 1917].

He was buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref 999].

Hannah never remarried.

She died 15th November 1936.

Baldwin, FrederickRef 197-4810
[1832-1???] He married Sarah Ann Eastwood [1830-1???].


  1. Albert

The family lived at Ovenden [1881]

Baldwin, GreenwoodRef 197-29
[1849-1915] Son of Richard Baldwin.

He was an apprentice wood turner [living with Susannah & John Maude 1861] / sawyer of Sowerby [1869] / a wood turner [1871] / a sawyer [1891] / a wood sawyer [1901] / a sawyer [1911].

On 6th November 1869, he married Mary Ellen Heyhurst [1845-1914].

Mary Ellen came from Wadsworth


  1. Heyhurst
  2. Allen [b 1877]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1880]
  4. Grace Emma [b 1882]
  5. Joseph [b 1886]
  6. Mary [b 1886]

They lived at

  • Wadsworth [1871, 1881]
  • Broadbottom, Wadsworth [1891]
  • Ribstone Street, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • Hawksclough, Mythomroyd [1911, 1914]
  • 11 Bridge End, Mytholmroyd [1915]

Mary Ellen died December 1914 (aged 69).

Greenwood died September 1915 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd: Mary Ellen [12th December 1914]; Greenwood [15th September 1915]

Baldwin, GreenwoodRef 197-1770
[1852-1918] Son of Henry Baldwin.

Born in Walsden.

He was a master aerated water manufacturer and farmer of 7½ acres  employing 1 man [1881] / a mineral water manufacturer [1901] / a retired mineral water manufacturer [1911].

He carried on the business established by his father in 1846.

Their trade mark was the letters GBT inside a shield.

In 1873, he married (1) either Isabella or Grace Law [1851-1895] in Todmorden.

his wife came from Todmorden


  1. Wilson Henry [1879-12th December 1932] who was a mineral  water bottler [1881]
  2. Kate [b 1898]
  3. William [b 1900]
  4. Gertrude [b 1905]
  5. Dorothy [b 1910]
  6. Fred [b 1877]
  7. Sam [b 1880] who was a student at Owens College [1901]
  8. Mary Ellen [1883-9th November 1931]
  9. Annie [1885-15th August 1923]

his wife died 29th August 1895 (aged 44).

In 1897, he married (2) Hannah Dawson [1851-1925] in Fylde.

Hannah came from Millwood

They lived at

  • Bottoms, Todmorden & Walsden (Lancashire) [1881]
  • Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1891]
  • 49 Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911, 1918]

Greenwood died at North View, Todmorden [6th December 1918] (aged 66).

He, his wives & other members of the family () were buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church Administration was granted to his widow Hannah.

Hannah died 19th May 1925 (aged 74).

Baldwin, Harold EversRef 197-3
[1894-1917] Son of Walter Baldwin.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a shuttle top maker with James Harwood & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Passchendaele [9th October 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], and on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Baldwin, HenryRef 197-1639
[1813-1854] Son of William Baldwin.

He was a partner in Baldwin & Walker, worsted spinners of Halifax.

He lived at

  • Square Road, Halifax [1841, 1845]
  • 11 Haugh Shaw Road [1851]

Baldwin, HenryRef 197-3104
[1820-1???] Born in Skipton.

He was a farmer of 7 acres and ginger beer maker [1861] / a paper manufacturer [1871].

In 1846, he set up a mineral water business in Walsden.

His son Greenwood carried on the business.

He married Sarah [1810-1???].


  1. Mary E [b 1845]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1849]
  3. Susan [b 1851]
  4. Greenwood

The family lived at Bottoms, Todmorden & Walsden [1861, 1871].

Baldwin, Henry CliffordRef 197-4340
[1861-1933] MRCS, LRCP.

Youngest son of Rev William Baldwin.

Born in Todmorden.

He died at "The Green", Lockwood, Huddersfield [6th February 1933].

He was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

Baldwin, HerbertRef 197-6
[1848-1898] Born in Northowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1874].

On 4th April 1874, he married Sarah Ambler [1855-1918] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Ovenden


  1. Mary Annie [b 1875]
  2. Lily [b 1879]
  3. Fred
  4. Flora [b 1884]
  5. Edith [b 1887]
  6. Alice [b 1888]
  7. George [b 1890]
  8. Ethel May [b 1893]
  9. Joseph [b 1895]

The children were born in Queensbury.

They lived at 46 Ford, Queensbury [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Baldwin, HeyhurstRef 197-30
[1874-1935] Son of Greenwood Baldwin

He was a grocer [1901] / a tripe dresser [1911].

In 1901, he married Hannah Greenwood [1875-19??].

Hannah, of Mytholmroyd, was the daughter of James Greenwood, tripe dresser


  1. Muriel [b 1904]
  2. Edith [b 1906]

They lived at

  • 11/13 Birks Hall, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • Dean Hey Farm, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd [1935]

Heyhurst died 31st December 1935.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,244 19/10d.

Probate was granted to his widow Hannah

Baldwin, Ian Hugh TrevorRef 197-10
[1908-1994] Son of William Trevor Baldwin.

He was a Colonel / a member of the Yorkshire AC / awarded an Aviator's Certificate.

He married Jean Helen Maxwell [1912-2013].

Jean Helen was the daughter of Evelyn Elizabeth Catherine (née Legard) and Captain George Archibald Maxwell


  1. Martin Trevor Maxwell (Baldwin) [1943-1999] who was a  Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, and (possibly) married [in Brent  1977] Ann E. Walsh and died in Camden
  2. Christina Helen [1945]
  3. Anthony Ian Maxwell (Baldwin) [b 1949]
  4. George William Robert [b 1955]

Baldwin, IrvingRef 197-3103
[1852-1???] Or Irwin.

Born in Queensbury/Northowram.

He was a coal miner [1881, 1891] / a road labourer [1901].

In 1875, he married Mary Jane Walker [1851-1???] from Liversedge, in Halifax.


  1. Fred [b 1876] who was a printer compositor [1881]
  2. Eliza [b 1878] who was an idiot from childhood
  3. Albert
  4. Frank [b 1885] who was an engineer's brass finisher [1901]
  5. Ernest [b 1888]

There is also a stepson, Joseph Walker [b 1871], living with the family [1881, 1891, 1901].

Joseph is described as a widower, stone mason [1901]

The family lived at

  • Common Side, Clifton, Brighouse [1881]
  • Wood Head, Clifton, Brighouse [1891, 1901]

In 1881, Irving's mother, Eliza [1832-1???] was living with the family

Baldwin, IsaacRef 197-3110
[1849-1899] Born in Brighouse/Elland.

He was a gas fitter [1881, 1901].

In 1873, he married Frances Hanson [1840-1???] from Elland, in Halifax.


  1. James [b 1872]
  2. Sam
  3. Fanny [b 1883]

They lived at

  • Waterloo, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • 16 Joshua Street, Stansfield [1891, 1901]

Baldwin, JabezRef 197-21
[1869-1947] Son of John Baldwin.

Born in Rastrick.

He was manager of silk mill [1901] / manager of silk waste mill (spinning) [1911] / a retired silk spinner [1943].

In 1895, he married Hannah Hoyle [1871-19??].

Hannah was born in Clifton


  1. John Leslie Hoyle (Baldwin) [b 1900] who married  [Q3/1935] Vera Hamshaw
  2. Kathleen Helen [b 1902] who married [1929] Frederick  William Thornton
  3. William [b 1908] who was a coach builder [1947]

They lived at

  • 12 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 30 West View, Halifax Road, Brighouse [1911]
  • 31 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1947]

Jabez died 7th January 1947 (aged 77).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,447 16/7d.

Probate was granted to children William and Kathleen Helen

Baldwin, JamesRef 197-13
[17??-1808] Partner in J. & J. Baldwin.

In 1811, he and John Baldwin are listed as stocking worsted and woollen yarn manufacturers at Northgate, Halifax

Baldwin, JamesRef 197-2991
[1817-1886] Son of John Baldwin.

Born in Warley.

He was a woollen weaver [1841] / landlord of the White Horse, Luddendenfoot [1847] / a blanket manufacturer [1851, 1861] / a woollen manufacturer employing 6 men [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 2 men [1881]

In 1847, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Foxton. Elizabeth's ghost is said to haunt the pub


  1. John [b 1847]
  2. Thomas [b 1849]
  3. Robert [b 1850]
  4. Richard [b 1854]
  5. Emma [b 1856]

The family lived at

  • Spring Gardens, Warley [1851, 1861]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • 14 Thorn Tree Street, Queens Road, Halifax [1881]
  • Queens Road, Halifax [1886]

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-798
[1710-1779] Son of William and Ann Baldwin of West Marton in Craven.

Halifax solicitor.

In 1728, he was articled to William & Thomas Wigglesworth of Townhead, Slaidburn.

In 1731, he came to Halifax and practised as an attorney in Halifax from 1732 to 1767. He was in partnership with John Bentley from 1738 to 1746, and with Robert Parker from 1753 to 1761 – see Baldwin & Parker.

Parker took over the bulk of their business, which can be traced to the firm of Halifax solicitors now known as Finn Gledhill.

In 1734, he married Sarah, daughter of John Prescott.


  1. John [1735] who died aged 6 weeks
  2. William

They lived at

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

See Finn Gledhill & Company

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-12
[1784-1869] He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 10 acres [1851] / a weaver [1851].

In 1812, he married Ellen Shackleton [1789-18??].


  1. Hannah [b 1816] who married Benjamin Pickles

They lived at

  • Smallshaw, Hebden Bridge [1841]
  • Higher Smallshaw, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were Hannah, her husband Benjamin and their family.

Living with them [in 1851] were granddaughters Alice Pickles [b 1834] & Ann Pickles [b 1835].

Ellen (possibly) died in 1854.

John (possibly) died in 1869 (aged 83) 

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-14
[1786-1869] Son of Betty (née Lacy) & James Baldwin [1746-1811].

Born in Burnley.

He was

On 22nd January 1861, Halifax Town Council decided to place a full length portrait of Baldwin in the new Town Hall. The portrait was painted by Samuel Baldwin.

The Baldwin Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary was named for him.

On 5th August 1815, he married Mary Hemingway [1796-18??].


  1. Judith [1817-1855]
  2. Eliza / Elizabeth [1818-1888]
  3. Frances [1820-1897] who married [1868] Thomas Henry Rushforth, architect of Paddington, London son of Richard  W. Rushforth, gentleman
  4. Harriet [1822-1883]
  5. Eliza [1824-1881]
  6. James [1826-1902]
  7. John
  8. Mary [b 1828] who married [Elland 1853] Captain J. V.  C. Minnett of the Royal Canadian Rifles
  9. Emily [1832-1854]
  10. William

They lived at

He died at Clay House [24th July 1869].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £25,000.

The will was proved by his widow Mary

He was buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-3106
[1790-1875] Son of John Baldwin.

Baptised at Sowerby [17th August 1790].

He was a woollen weaver [1841].

On 9th August 1810, he married Elizabeth Culpan [1791-1872].

Elizabeth came from Southowram


  1. Sarah [b 1816] who was a woollen weaver [1841]
  2. James
  3. Samuel [b 1821] who was a woollen weaver [1841]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1826] who was a woollen weaver [1841]
  5. Squire [b 1827] who was a Private at St George's  Barracks, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex [1851]
  6. Hannah [b 1828]
  7. Mary [b 1831] who married James Robinson
  8. Harriet [b 1833]

They lived at Spring Gardens, Lower Warley [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1872, 1875].

John and Elizabeth died at Spring Gardens: Elizabeth [1872;] (aged 82)  John Baldwin [1875] (aged 85) 

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-3221
[18??-1???] He married Harriet Wadsworth.


  1. Sarah who married Powson Stocks Clay

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-2276
[1824-1898] Son of John Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

He was the principle benefactor to St John's Church, West Vale. He donated £500, the tower and spire of the church, the stained glass in the East window in memory of his wife, and the communion table, chairs and rails; and many other gifts. He laid the foundation stone on 16th October 1880.

In July 1888, he gave land at Savile Park for the construction of St Jude's Church.

On 23rd April 1862, he married (1) Elizabeth Helen Gratrix [1835-1873] from Salford, in Altrincham.


  1. John Herbert Lacy
  2. Arthur Reginald
  3. Percy Gratrix
  4. William Trevor
  5. Hilda Beatrice [b 1871] who married Robert Whitworth

Elizabeth Helen died at Clay House [19th February 1873] (aged 38).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £450.

Administration was granted to her husband.

He married (2) a daughter of Mr Rushforth.

They lived at

In 1881, his brother-in-law Thomas Henry Rushforth was living with the family.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-1560
[1831-1911] Son of Nicholas Baldwin.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a mechanic [1852] / a millwright [1861] / an engineer & millwright [1871] / a master engine maker & millwright [1881] / a partner in Wood, Baldwin, Mitchell & Woodhouse [he retired in  1881] / a partner in Baldwin, Armitage & Company [1882-1891] / a silk spinner (employer) [1891] / a silk manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a silk waste spinner [1911].

In 1852, he married Mary Brown [1830-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary was the daughter of William Brown from Warley


  1. Henry [b 1853] who was a millwright & model maker [1871]
  2. Thomas [b 1858]
  3. Sarah Alice [b 1860] who never married
  4. John [b 1863] who was a clerk at the Gas Works [1881] and  a gas manager [1891]
  5. Emma [b 1865] who married Robert Whiteley and was  widowed by 1911
  6. Arthur
  7. Jabez

They lived at

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-33
[1832-1867] Born in Northowram.

In 1853, he married Adelaide Priestley.

  1. Joseph [b 1859] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]
  2. Burton [b 1862] who was a wire drawer [1881]
  3. Andrew [b 1866] who was a wire drawer [1881]

John died in Halifax in 1867.

In 1878, Adelaide married Jonas Uttley.

Baldwin, JohnRef 197-9
[1922-1944] Son of Annie & John Baldwin of 5 Wentworth Terrace, Pellon Lane.

He was educated at St Mary's Catholic School / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Passenger Transport.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941] and served as a Driver with the Royal Engineers.

He was killed in Burma [16th May 1944] (aged 22).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 6 C 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Corporation Transport

Baldwin, Sir John Eustace ArthurRef 197-1301
[1892-1975] KBE, CB, DSO, DL, JP.

Known as Jack.

Son of John Herbert Lacy Baldwin.

Born 13th April 1892; baptized at St Jude's, Halifax [20th May 1892].

He joined the Army and was a cavalry officer during World War I, and later moved to the RAF – some events in his career are listed in the Foldout.

On 22nd February 1916, he married Kathleen Betsy Terry [1891-1979] in York.

Kathleen was the daughter of Sarah Maria (née Brett) [1860-1927] & Thomas Walker Leaper Terry [1855-1910], of York, the son of Joseph Terry of confectioners Terry's of York


  1. John Noel Anthony
  2. Pamela Mia Beatrice [4th November 1919-17th October 2011]

They lived at Ketton, Rutland [1940s, 1950s].

He died in Rutland, Leicestershire [28th July 1975]

Baldwin, John Herbert LacyRef 197-B163
[1863-1945] JP.

Eldest son of John Baldwin.

Born at Clay House, Greetland [28th January 1863].

He died 26th February 1945

He became Chairman and Director of the family firm, J. & J. Baldwin.

See St John the Evangelist, West Vale

Baldwin, John Noel AnthonyRef 197-696
[1917-1942] Son of Sir John Eustace Arthur Baldwin.

Born 31st January 1917.

He was educated at Sandhurst.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He was Captain in C Squadron, King's Royal Irish Hussars.

He died at Bir Hacheim, North Africa [27th May 1942].

He was buried at El Alamein Matruh, Egypt.

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [Grave Ref 15]

Baldwin, John WilliamRef 197-27
[1859-1928] Son of Abraham Baldwin.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a farmer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1883, he married Alice Clark [1859-19??].


  1. Harry [b 1885]
  2. Annie [b 1887]
  3. Ethel Nora [b 1892]
  4. Richard [b 1895]

They lived at

  • Hoyle Bank, Midgley [1891]
  • Great Mount, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • Mounts Farm, Wadsworth [1911]

John William died in 1928 (aged 69) 

Baldwin, JosephRef 197-3102
[1796-1867] Of Halifax.

He was a mechanic noted for his ability and ingenuity / a machine maker [1817, 1841, 1851] / a carpet machine maker [1861]

On 3rd May 1825, he wrote a letter which was distributed to the principal inhabitants of Halifax, advocating the establishment of a Mechanics' Institution in the town. He was one of the founders of the Halifax Mechanics' Institute [1825].

He was responsible for the construction of scientific instruments for the Institute, and is said to have worked day and night producing these.

On 2nd September 1817, he married Elizabeth Soothill [1796-18??] from Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Samuel [bapt 1818]
  2. James [bapt 1820]
  3. Abraham
  4. Joseph [bapt 1826] who was a chemist's apprentice [1841]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  6. William [b 1831]

The family lived at

  • Bedford Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 13 Labour Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 4 Holden Street, Halifax [1861]

In 1841, Elizabeth's mother, Susannah Soothill [1776-18??] was living with the family.

He died at Clay Pits Farm, Halifax

Baldwin, JosephRef 197-23
[1811-1???] Son of Tommy Baldwin.

He was a farmer [1850, 1860, 1870, 1880].

In 1834, he (possibly) married Mary Nowell [1812-1???].

Mary was the daughter of William Nowell [1784-18??]

Joseph, Mary, their daughter Rebecca [b 1836] & Mary's father sailed from Liverpool on the Richard Anderson and arrived in New York [28th May 1840].

Joseph's brother Rodger and his children also went with them


  1. Rebecca [b 1836]
  2. Albert [b 1840]
  3. William [b 1845]
  4. Ann [b 1847]
  5. Isaiah [b 1848]
  6. Ellen [b 1850]
  7. Annette / Anretta / Amrettie [b 1855]

Rebecca was born in England, and the 6 youngest children were born in New York.

The family lived in Lincklaen, Chenango, New York State [1850, 1860, 1870, 1880]

Baldwin, JosephRef 197-25
[1840-1???] Son of Richard Baldwin.

He was a worsted mill manager [1871] / a worsted spinning master employing 36 people [1881].

In 1861, he (possibly) married Emma Woodhead [1840-1???].

They lived at

  • Warley [1871]
  • Princeville Street, Horton, Bradford [1881]

Baldwin, JosephRef 197-7

In [Q1] 1918, he married Edith M. Robinson in Todmorden.

They lived at 5 Grotto Terrace, Wainstalls.

During World War I, and he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 11th March 1920 (aged 34)  & was buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baldwin, JosephRef 197-963
[1895-1918] Son of Isabella (née a) & Richard Baldwin of 50 Devonshire Street, Accrington.

Born in Accrington.

He was a textile machinist.

During World War II, he served as a Private. with the 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 27th March 1918 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the book Royd Regeneration

Baldwin, Lloyd WeavellRef 197-31
[1853-1930] Son of Samuel Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woollen salesman [1891] / a ribbon salesman [1901].

In 1883, he married (1) Sarah Ann Gad [1862-1897].

Sarah Ann was born in Shropshire

Sarah Ann died in 1897 (aged 34).

In 1897, he married (2) Emma Ward [1874-19??] at Chorlton, Manchester.

Emma was born in Sheffield


  1. Doris Catherine [b Manchester 1898] who married [Urmston 1919] Harold Fox Davies, son of Edwin Davies

They lived at

  • Clifton Street, Barton-upon-Irwell, Manchester [1891]
  • Prestige Street, Stretford, Manchester [1901]
  • Elsinore House, 5 Allen Road, Urmston, Manchester [1930]

Lloyd died at Park Hospital, Daveyhulme, Manchester [7th February 1930] (aged 75).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £348 6/3d.

Probate was granted to Heinrich Hermann Oswald Korber (merchant) 

Baldwin, Lloyd WeavellRef 197-17
[1876-19??] Son of Weavell Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker of Prescott Street, Halifax [1899] / a cabinet maker [1901, 1911] / in 5th Reserve Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment [1916].

He married Emma Ord [1875-19??].

Emma, of Kirby Leas, Halifax, was born in Aycliffe, Durham, the daughter of John Ord, farmer


  1. Wilfred [b 1900] who was in Military Regiment  [TR/5/9626], 85th Battalion, Training Reserve, Stockton-on-Tees [1917]
  2. Hilda [b 1904]

They lived at

  • Albert Street, Thornaby, N.Yorks [with Isabella Thompson  (aged 66), her son John (aged 21) & Charles Ord (aged  38) her son 1901]
  • 30 Londonderry Road, Stockton-On-Tees [with sister-in-law Ada  Ord (aged 40) & nephew Harold McCarthy (aged 11) 1911]
  • 30 Londonderry Road, Stockton-On-Tees [1916]

Baldwin, NicholasRef 197-3101
[1796-18??] He was a corn miller [1841, 1851].

He married Sarah [1798-18??].


  1. Hannah [b 1822]
  2. Mary [b 1824]
  3. Martha [b 1825]
  4. Naomi [b 1829]
  5. John
  6. Sarah [b 1831]
  7. Nancy [b 1833]
  8. Abraham

The family lived at

  • Tuel Lane, Lower Warley [1841]
  • 3 Tuel Lane, Lower Warley [1851]

Baldwin, PCRef 197-3342
[18??-18??] Halifax Constable.

See James Flanagan

Baldwin, Percy GratrixRef 197-1343
[1867-1960] Son of John Baldwin.

He was educated at Rugby School [1881].

He joined the family business – J. & J. Baldwin & Partners Limited.

In 1891, he was a worsted manufacturer's apprentice, and staying at the Hotel Metropole, St Martin in the Fields, London.

In 1894, he married Annie Blanche Hickman [1866-1939] at Dover.

Annie Blanche was the daughter of Ann St John and Major Robert John Hickman

Her grandfather, Charles William George St John, was a naturalist



  1. Phyllis Blanche St John [b 1897] who married [1925]  Charles H. Williams
  2. Percy Noel St John
  3. Kathleen E. [b 1915]

They lived at

On 1st June 1922, he bought The Old Hall, Cressage, Shropshire, for £4,400 from Robert Regge, William Hutchinson and James Hutchinson.

They went to live at The Old Hall, where they both died.

Annie Blanche died 12th July 1939.

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £5,718 18/1d.

Probate was granted to her husband and son Percy Noel.

Percy Gratrix died 5th March 1960.

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £344,395 10/3d.

Probate was granted to Lloyds Bank Limited.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Cressage

Baldwin, Percy Noel Saint JohnRef 197-11
[1899-19??] Son of Percy Gratrix Baldwin.

He was retired Lieutenant Commander with the Royal Navy [1939]

In 1933, he married Doris O'Connor at Chelmsford.


  1. Diana Blanche [b 1934]

They lived at The Old Hall, Cressage, Shropshire.

On 3rd October 1954, he arrived in Southampton on the Alcantara from Brazil (River Plate) 

Baldwin, Rev PeregrineRef 197-1535
[1???-19??] OSM.

Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Todmorden [1935]

Baldwin, RichardRef 197-24
[1802-1890] Son of Tommy Baldwin.

He was a weaver of Warley [1828] / a weaver [1841] / a woolcomber [1851] / a farmer of 14 acres [1861] / a farmer [1879, 1881].

On 17th August 1828, he married Sarah (Sally) Greenwood [1809-18??].

Sally came from Warley


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1829]
  2. Abraham
  3. Heaton [b 1831]
  4. Charlotte [b 1837] who married William Warburton
  5. Grace [b 1834]
  6. Joseph
  7. Alice [b 1842] who (possibly) married Aaron Moses
  8. Elizabeth [b 1847]
  9. Greenwood
  10. Mary Jane [b 1851]
  11. Richard [b 1859]

They lived at

  • Owl Nook [1841]
  • Lumb Bridge [1851]
  • Bank House, Warley [1861, 1881]

Living with them [in 1861] were grandchildren Emma (Baldwin)  Howarth [b 1852], Martha Ann Howarth [b 1854] & Joseph Howarth [b 1856].

Richard died in 1890 (aged 88) 

Baldwin, RodgerRef 197-20
[1804-1893] Son of Tommy Baldwin.

He was a farmer [1850].

On 19th August 1830, he married (1) Mary Sutcliffe at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.


  1. John [b 1832]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1837]

The children were born in England.

They lived at Sprutts, Wadsworth [1837].

Mary was buried at Heptonstall Church [23rd June 1837].

Rodger & the children, with his brother Joseph and his wife Mary, sailed from Liverpool on the Richard Anderson and arrived in New York [28th May 1840].

On 4th July 1841, he married (2) Candice Cartwright.

Her name is spelt differently at various times: Candasy, Candasa, Candera


  1. Sarah [b 1841]
  2. Thomas [b 1843]
  3. Henry [b 1846]
  4. Hannah [b 1847]
  5. Rodger [b 1849]
  6. Ira [b 1853]

The children were born in America The family lived in Lincklaen, Chenango, New York [between 1850 and 1895].

Living with them [in 1850] was Rodger's brother Henry [b 1800].

Rodger died in 1893 (aged 69).

Candice died in 1895.

The couple were buried in Lincklaen Cemetery, Chenango, NY

Baldwin, SamRef 197-2928
[1879-1911] Son of Isaac Baldwin.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton spinner [1891], a house decorator [1901], a painter, and club steward and caretaker at Todmorden Masonic Hall [1911]

In 1901, he married Harriet Warnes [1879-19??] from Sibton, Suffolk, in Todmorden


  1. Francis [b 1902]
  2. (possibly) Ada [b 1903]

After his death, the inquest found that his death was due to lead poisoning contracted 3 years ago, during his work as a painter and decorator.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Baldwin, SamuelRef 197-2272
[1818-1891] (Possibly) son of Elizabeth and Joseph Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was known as an artist, portrait and figure painter [1861].

He painted the portrait of the first Mayor of Halifax, John Baldwin, which Halifax Town Council placed in the new Town Hall.

A description in Calderdale Archives describes the painting as being

89 1/8th inches x 59 inches. [John Baldwin] has silvery grey hair and bluish grey eyes, and has a very good colour. He is seated in a red mahogany chair, upholstered in red leather. There are heraldic arms in ochre and dark blue squares. At his table is a gold inkstand and grey goose quill.

The portrait was copied in 1892 by Thomas Illingworth, photographer.

The inscription reads John Baldwin, Esq., First Mayor of Halifax, 1848


Other subjects painted by Baldwin include Rev Samuel Whitewood

In 1846, he married Amelia Weavell [1818-1899] in Halifax.

Amelia came from Poplar, London


  1. Fanny [born 1848; buried 10th May 1848] who died aged 3  weeks
  2. Kate [1849-1933] who never married and died at Pateley  Bridge
  3. Weavell
  4. (possibly twins) Rose Weavell [1853-1855] who died in  infancy & was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4425]
  5. Lloyd
  6. Blanche [b 1856] who was a head mistress of board school  [1891]
  7. Agnes [b 1858] an assistant mistress in high school [1891]
  8. Frank

The children all had Weavell as their middle name.

They lived at

  • Bedford Street, Halifax [1845]
  • Upper Gerrard Street, Halifax [1850]
  • 8 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 27 Villiers Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Midgley Building, Ovenden [1871]
  • 35 Albert Road, Shipley, Bradford [1891]

In 1911, daughters Kate, Agnes & Blanche were living in Shipley

Baldwin, ThomasRef 197-19
[1796-1885] Aka Tommy.

Son of Tommy Baldwin.

He was a farmer of 15 acres [1851] / a farmer of 16 acres [1861].

He never married.

He lived at

  • Todmorden [1851]
  • Lower Snape, Sowerby [1861]

Living with him [in 1851] were his sister Grace Baldwin [b  1808] & niece Eliza Baldwin [b 1838].

Living with them [in 1861] was his niece Eliza Baldwin [b  1838].

Thomas (possibly) died in 1885

Baldwin, Thomas WilfredRef 197-1119
[1882-1943] Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher [1911].

In [Q2] 1904, he married Ephalina Richardson in Halifax.

Ephalina was the daughter of
John Richardson


  1. Herbert [b 1907]
  2. Lloyd [b 1911]

They lived at 14 Woodside Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was brother-in-law James William Richardson [b 1875] (law clerk).

Thomas Wilfred died Q4 1943 (aged 61).

Ephalina died Q1 1970.

They both died in Halifax

Baldwin, TommyRef 197-18

In 1788, he married Grace Eastwood [1774-18??].


  1. Betty [b 1791]
  2. Jenny [b 1793]
  3. Grace [b 1795]
  4. Tommy
  5. John [b 1799]
  6. Henry [b 1801]
  7. Richard
  8. Rodger
  9. Grace [b 1807]
  10. Alice [b 1809]
  11. Joseph
  12. Susannah [b 1815]

They lived at

  • Lanes, Wadsworth [1791]
  • Nook, Wadsworth [1793]
  • Seed Hill, Wadsworth [1795]
  • Hill Top, Wadsworth [1801, 1815]
  • Old Castle, Wadsworth [1831, 1841]

Tommy died at Old Castle, Wadsworth in 1831 (aged 68).

Living with the widowed Grace & family [in 1841] was niece / granddaughter Eliza Baldwin [b 1837, bapt 7th June 1837], the illegitimate daughter of Susannah Baldwin of Banks, Wadsworth.

Sons Rodger, Joseph & Henry went to live in America

Baldwin, WalterRef 197-4
[1860-1926] Born in Midgley.

He was a warehouseman [1915].

On 7th May 1890, he married Susy Beard Evers [1863-1931] in Halifax.

Susy was born in Norland


  1. Harold Evers
  2. Hannah [b 1895]

They lived at 3 Old Gate, Hebden Bridge [1915]

Baldwin, WalterRef 197-28
[1863-1926] He was a worsted overlooker [1891, 1901].

In 1888, he married Melinda Crossley [1864-19??].

They lived at

  • Otley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Rose Bank, Halifax [1901]

Walter died in 1926 (aged 63) 

Baldwin, WeavellRef 197-3111
[1851-1919] Son of Samuel Baldwin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter [1881] / a house painter & decorator [1901] / a house painter [1911].

In 1875, he married Caroline Foote [1854-1941] in Halifax.

Caroline came from Wincanton, Somerset


  1. Lloyd
  2. Norman [b 1878]
  3. Florence [b 1880]
  4. Thomas Wilfred [b 1881]
  5. Blanche [b 1884]
  6. Laura [b 1887]
  7. Ethel [b 1894]

They lived at

Living with them [in 1881] was his father Samuel Baldwin.

Living with them [in 1911] was a relative Charles Gibbs [b  1895] (apprentice to pantry).

Weavell died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [3rd June 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £163.

Probate was granted to his widow Caroline

Caroline died in Halifax [Q2 1941] (aged 87) 

Baldwin, WilliamRef 197-35

He married Unknown.


  1. Elizabeth [1807-23rd May 1814]
  2. Susan [1815-12th June 1816]

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Baldwin, WilliamRef 197-1038
[1737-1813] Son of John Baldwin.

He was a barrister / MP for Malton / Under-Secretary of State.

He married Unknown.


  1. John
  2. a daughter
  3. a daughter

He died 10th October 1813 (aged 76), and was buried in the Middle Temple, London.

The epitaph on his memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Baldwin, WilliamRef 197-16

He married Martha [1768-1842].


  1. Joah [1797-1871]
  2. Ely [1804-1828]
  3. Daniel [1812-1836]

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Baldwin, WilliamRef 197-2669
[1776-18??] Worsted manufacturer.

He married Ellen [1781-18??].


  1. Ann [b 1811]
  2. Henry
  3. Ellen who married [10th February 1835] woolstapler  Henry Walker at Halifax Parish Church
  4. Jane [b 1821]

The family lived at Square, Halifax [1841]

Baldwin, Rev WilliamRef 197-1229
[1813-1868] MA.

Born in Swindon, Wiltshire.

He was Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1846, 1861].

In 1845, he is associated with Mytholmroyd National School

On 13th February 1845, he married Sarah Crowther [1817-1896] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.

Sarah was born in Craven, Yorkshire, the daughter of Rev Thomas Crowther


  1. Clara Jane [1845-1890]
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1848]
  3. Catherine [b 1850]
  4. William Crowther [1854-1899]
  5. Charles Thomas [b 1856]
  6. Annie [b 1859]
  7. Henry Clifford

They lived at Falling Royd, Wadsworth [1851, 1861, 1868].

In 1857, having been educated at the Clergy Daughters' School, Sarah conducted an angry exchange with Rev Arthur Bell Nicholls widower of Charlotte Brontë in the columns of the Halifax Guardian concerning Mrs Gaskell's description of conditions at the school.

In 1861, there were scholars – (probably) from the Mytholmroyd National School – boarding with the Baldwin family:

  • Harry Edward Foster [aged 13] from Bradford
  • Harry Price [aged 11] from Manchester
  • William Carlton Williams [aged 10] from Manchester
  • Percival Broadbent [aged 10] from Bradford
  • William Alfred Buxton [aged 9] from Manchester

William died at Falling Royd [22nd April 1868].

Sarah died in Ilkley [7th October 1896].

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd: William [28th April 1868]; Sarah [13th October 1896]

Baldwin, WilliamRef 197-2
[1835-1902] Son of John Baldwin.

He was a worsted spinner [1901].

He lived at

  • Neville Street, North Moels, Lancashire [with Thomas &  Rachel Eglen 1851]
  • Promenade, North Moels, Lancs [1891]
  • Moorlands, Halifax [1901]

Living with him [in 1891] were his sister Frances & her husband Thomas Henry Rushforth and visitor Eliza Dyson [b 1856].

Living with him [in 1901] were brother-in-law Thomas Henry Rushforth, nephew Edward Nesbitt [b Putney, London 1835], and niece Mary E. Nesbitt [b Ireland 1849].

William died 17th March 1902.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £169,679 16/- [Resworn £172,828 6/7d]. Probate was granted to Thomas Henry Rushforth and John Herbert Lacy Baldwin

Baldwin, William TrevorRef 197-2222
[1869-19??] Known as Trevor.

Son of John Baldwin.

He was learning the knitting wool business [1891] / a worsted yarn spinner [1901] / a worsted manufacturer [1911].

On 19th October 1898, he married Browning McDowall [1876-1964] in Steyning, Sussex.

Browning, of Kilmalcolm, New Brunswick, was born in Glasgow

In 1881, she was living with grandparents John & Clementine McDowall at Wellwood, Hamilton Road, Glasgow.

In 1891, (age 15) she was at school in Fanthorpe, Richmond, Surrey



  1. Hilda Marjorie [b 1899]
  2. Ian
  3. David Victor Trevor [b 1919] who was a MRCS LRCP [1964]

The family lived at Ashfield, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

On 22nd February 1929, William and Browning left Southampton on the Andes (Royal Mail Steam Packet Company) to Madeira.

Browning of Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey died 18th September 1964 at Glendon Nursing Home, Lewes Road, Eastbourne.

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £26,048.

Probate was granted to sons Ian Hugh Trevor Baldwin and David Victor Trevor Baldwin


Baldwin surnameRef 197-1
Another form of the surname is Bawden.

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

There are 72 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Baldwin, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Baldwin

Marriages 1825, 1915; Death 1907


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