Boothman ...

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Boothman, AbrahamRef 480-1827
He was a stone delver [1841].

Around 1835, he married Sarah [1816-1???].


  1. Emma [b 1835]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1837]
  3. Alfred [b 1839]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1840]

They lived at Cain Lane, Southowram [1841]

Boothman, BenjaminRef 480-1825
He was a delver [1841]

In 1841, he was living in Cain Lane, Southowram.

He died 27th December 1850 & was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-N19]

Boothman, BottomleyRef 480-1098
Son of John Boothman.

Baptised at Southowram [13th November 1787].

He was a stone delver [1811, 1817].

On 14th March 1811, he married Elizabeth Jenkinson [1789-1852] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Northowram


  1. Abraham [b 15th August 1811]
  2. Sarah [24th May 1813-3rd August 1819]
  3. John [30th March 1815-28th August 1819]
  4. Hannah [b 13th March 1817]
  5. Mary [b 10th June 1819]
  6. Joseph [b 27th March 1822]
  7. William [bapt 9th September 1827]

The children were all baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

They lived at Field House Farm, Southowram [1817].

Elizabeth died 7th November 1852.

John died 10th November 1854.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Q 19]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Boothman, CliffordRef 480-1868
Son of
Rev Robert Alexander Boothman.

His brother Ronald also died in the War

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Boothman, EzraRef 480-1822
Born in Southowram.

He was a quarryman [1871] / a stone delver [1881] / a quarryman (stone) [1891].

In [Q4] 1857, he married (1) Sarah Green [1836-1880] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Southowram


  1. Joseph [b 1863] who was a worsted factory hand [1871], a  woollen feeder [1881]
  2. Albert [b 1867] who was a worsted doffer [1881]
  3. Sam
  4. Rhoda [b 1872]
  5. George Henry [b 1874] who was a quarryman (stone) [1891]

Sarah died Q2 1880 (aged 44).

In [Q1] 1882, he married (2) Fanny Burrows [1827-1???] in Bradford.

Fanny was born in Stainland

They lived at Lud Hill Top, Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1871] were Ezra's siblings: Benjamin [b 1842] (quarryman), Elizabeth [b 1849] (worsted factory hand)  & Louisa [b 1852] (worsted spinner).

Living with them [in 1891] were grandchildren: Robert Thrall [b 1877] (worsted mill hand), Ada Thrall [b 1879] (worsted mill hand)  & Lilly Thrall [b 1885].

Ezra died in 1903

Boothman, George EdwinRef 480-919

Son of William Boothman.

Born 26th March 1900.

He was educated at Castle Hill School and Castle Hill Methodist Sunday  School / a part-time weaver (cotton) [1912] / a trainee manager for Duckworth's / a tee-totaller.

At the age of 18, he volunteered for the army, but the Armistice was signed before he completed his training.

After a short period of Victory Leave, he re-enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment for a period of 2 years.

During that time he saw action, fighting the Bolshevik army in Russia and later served for a period in India.

On discharge from the army, he resumed work in the grocery trade and was appointed manager at a branch of Duckworth's in Cornholme.

He remained there until his retirement [December] 1964.

He was a member of Todmorden Town Council / Alderman / Mayor of Todmorden [1950-1951].

In 1923, he married (1) Bertha Fitton [1899-1965].


  1. Muriel
  2. Harry
  3. John

Bertha died of heart failure [1965]. Harry and John also suffered fatal heart attacks in their early 40s.

After Bertha's death, Edwin left Cornholme and went to live with his daughter and her family in New Mills, Derbyshire.

In 1968, he married (2) Bette Davis, a widow from Wilmslow.

Bette died 18th April 1986.

He became increasingly blind and deaf in his later years.

He continued to live in Wilmslow until his death from a stroke [7th December 1993]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Helen Govier

Boothman, HaroldRef 480-561
Born in Todmorden [around 1895].

He was employed by Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company. During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He lived at 6 Back Gatebottom, Todmorden.

He was killed by a heavy shellburst [12th March 1917].

He was buried at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref IV E 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

The Todmorden & District News [23rd March 1917] reported his death and mentioned that

His mother Elizabeth lived at Wilsden, near Bradford.

He had four brothers serving in World War I; 1 in Salonika and 3 in France, one of whom was wounded at the Battle of Loos [9/1915] before returning to France


The Edition of 30th March 1917 published a photograph of Harold

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Boothman, HarryRef 480-2787
He lived at 17
Savile Road, Halifax

Boothman, JackRef 480-1620
Son of Millicent & Alfred Boothman of Brighouse.

He married Florence.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, and he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment.

He died 14th October 1943 (aged 26).

He was buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref V D 2]

Boothman, JohnRef 480-1086

He married Sarah [1806-1???].

Sarah was a stuff weaver [1841]


  1. John [b 1834]
  2. Samuel [b 1835]
  3. Edward [b 1837]
  4. Joseph

They lived at Brig Lane, Southowram [1841].

John died in Halifax [Q1 1839]

Boothman, JohnRef 480-1821
Born in Southowram.

He was a butcher [1871] / an overlooker (stuff) [1881].

In [Q1] 1859, he married Eliza Holroyd [1836-1870].


  1. James William [b 1860]
  2. Harriet Hall [b 1863] who was a linen winder [1881]
  3. Mary Ellen [b 1866] who was a setter for carpets [1881]
  4. Sam [b Q2 1870]

They lived at Bailiff Bridge, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871, 1881].

Eliza died 8th December 1870 (aged 34), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1487].

Living with them [in 1871] was visitor Sarah B. Boothman [b  Illingworth 1806]

Boothman, John BottomleyRef 480-502
Aka John Bottomley Boothman

Born in Northowram.

He was an old age pensioner [1911] / a stone quarryman [1881].

In [Q4] 1862, he married Sarah Jane Penney [1842-1918] in Plymouth.

Sarah Jane was born in Devon


  1. John Bottomley [b 1867] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1869] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  3. Rhoda [b 1871]
  4. Albert [b 1873]
  5. Charles [b 1876]
  6. Ada [b 1878] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  7. Ellen [b 1880] who married [1904] William Barber
  8. Emma Jane [1885] who married Charley Briggs

The children were born in Southowram.

The family lived at

  • the Delvers' Arms, Southowram [1881]
  • 9 Brookfoot, Elland Road, Southowram [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Emma Jane & family and granddaughter Elsie May Barber [b 1906].

A Bottomley Boothman died in Halifax [Q3 1912] (aged 74).

A Sarah J. Boothman died in Halifax [Q4 1918] (aged 77) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Boothman, JosephRef 480-767
(Possibly) son of
John Boothman.

Born in Southowram.

He was a millwright [1861] / a travelling jeweller [1881] / a jewellery traveller [1891] / a travelling jeweller [1901] / a former jeweller's traveller [1911].

In [Q1] 1860, he married Martha Ann Mitchell [1838-1916] in Halifax.

Martha Ann was born in Northowram


  1. Sarah Jane [b 1859] who was a dress maker [1891], a  milliner [1881] and married [Q3 1895] John William Haigh
  2. William [1862-1947] who was a watch maker [1881, 1947] &  was buried with his parents
  3. Mary H. [b 1864] who was a carpet weaver [1881]
  4. Walter [b 1872] who was a jewellery traveller [1891]
  5. Lilly [b 1875] who was a woollen operative [1891]
  6. Clara [b 1877] who was a woollen knitter [1901], a  woollen operative [1891]
  7. Edith [b 1883] who was a silver cutter [1901]

They lived at

  • McKnight's Buildings, Corporation Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 81 New Bank Northowram Halifax [1881]
  • Crabtree's Buildings, Old Bank, Southowram, Halifax [1891]
  • 16 Woodside Grove, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was boarder Joseph Bradwick [b  Coventry 1823] (watch maker).

Living with them [in 1891] was married sister Mary Armitage [b  Southowram 1842].

Martha Ann died 29th February 1916 (aged 78).

Joseph died 1st May 1922 (aged 84).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1457]

Boothman, MaryRef 480-870
She was the second wife of
Joseph ffryear

Boothman, RichardRef 480-134
Born in Doncaster.

He was a borough police pensioner [1911].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Rebecca Ross [1852-19??] from Lincolnshire, in Doncaster.


  1. Herbert Henry [b 1884] who was a house painter &  decorator [1911]
  2. child
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. child who died young [before 1911]
  5. child who died young [before 1911]

They lived at 8 Commercial Street, Halifax [1911]

Boothman, Rev Robert AlexanderRef 480-246
Born in Burnley.

He was Pastor at Shore Baptist Church, Todmorden [1905].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Mary Jane Thornber [1864-19??] in Burnley.

Mary Jane was born in Burnley


  1. Ronald
  2. Clifford [1898-1982] who trained as a Cadet with the  Royal Garrison Artillery [World War I] & was promoted to 2nd  Lieutenant [1918]
  3. Herman Stanley [1901-1904]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Boothman, Ronald AlexanderRef 480-592
Son of
Rev Robert Alexander Boothman.

Born in Bradford.

He lived at Cornholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [20th October 1916] reported

Missing – Private Ronald Boothman

It is now several weeks since any letter has been received from Private Ronald Boothman, son of Rev R. A. Boothman, Shore. A letter from a comrade says that Private Boothman went with them into action, but did not return, and several letters sent to him by his parents have been returned


The Todmorden & District News [11th January 1918] reported

He was reported missing following an engagement at Ginchy, and presumed to have died 15th September 1916

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7D & 8D], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Boothman, SamRef 480-143
Son of
Ezra Boothman.

Born in Southowram [Q3 1869].

He was a bobbin setter [1881] / a wool sorter [1891].

In [Q3] 1894, he married Sarah Ann Bairstow in Halifax.

Sam died 19th May 1897 (aged 27)  & was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-J20] with Joe Nelson [1873-11th March 1950]

Details are not yet known of the death / burial place of Sarah Ann

Boothman, WilliamRef 480-317
Son of John William Boothman, ironmonger. He was a butcher [1894].

On 30th January 1894, he married Sarah Robinson [1869-19??] at St Paul's, Cross Stone.

Sarah was the daughter of Edwin Robinson, refreshment purveyor


  1. Mary [b 1894]
  2. John William [b 1896]
  3. Alice [b 1898]
  4. George Edwin
  5. Edith Hannah [b 1902]
  6. child

They lived at 6 Swan Place, Todmorden.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Helen Govier


Boothman surnameRef 480-1
There are 19 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Boothman, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Boothman

Baptism 1835; Marriages 1867, 1887


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