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Baume, BenjaminRef 483-3244
[1853-1???] Son of David Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1891].

In 1875, he married Mary Kaye in Halifax.


  1. Joseph Henry Thornton [b 1876] who was a creeler in  carpet works [1891], and a Brussels carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Eva Adelaide [b 1878]
  3. William [b 1881]
  4. Herbert Henry [b 1890]

In 1891, they were living with Benjamin's parents at 4 York Terrace, Northowram.

They lived at 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Benjamin's father David

Baume, DavidRef 483-3243
[1816-1903] Oldest son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Warley; baptised at Luddenden.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1837] / a joiner & journeyman [1851] / a pattern maker [1871] / a model maker (factory) (spring mach maker) [1881] / a pattern maker in wood [1891] / a retired pattern maker [1901].

On 16th April 1837, he married Betty Greenwood [1816-1889] from Wadsworth, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Samuel [b 1839] who was a mule piecer (cotton) [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1841] who was a throstle doffer (cotton) [1851]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1845]
  4. Ruth [b 1847]
  5. William Henry
  6. James Edward [b 1851] who was a grocer's apprentice [1871]
  7. Benjamin

They lived at

  • Sandbeds(?), Wilsden, Bradford [1841]
  • Knowlwood, Todmorden [1851]
  • 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was the family of Benjamin

Baume, GordonRef 483-1654
[1923-1944] Son of Eleanor (née Farrar) [1892-1897] & Arnold Baume [1890-1963] of Elland.

Born in Midgley.

He was a member of St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Elland & Sunday School / educated at South End Board School, Elland / secretary of the Elland Boys' Brigade / employed by David Sharratt & Sons Limited.

He lived at 61 albert street, elland.

During World War II, and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

He died of wounds [30th September 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Florence War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref IV C 10].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Baume, IsaacRef 483-15
[16??-16??] On Sunday morning, 18th December 1642, he brought news of the Siege of Bradford to Rev Latham at Coley Chapel and Captain John Hodgson

Baume, Rev JamesRef 483-2755
[1824-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

Baptised at Luddenden [1824].

He served as a Methodist Missionary in India.

In 1848, he emigrated to America. In 1870, the family was in Illinois.

He married (1) Marie Antoinette Hawkins. James was (possibly) a widower by [1870].


  1. James S. [b 1857]
  2. Henry M. [b 1861]
  3. Annie [b 1863]

He married (2) Elizabeth, sister of Lucy Rodd

Baume, James EdwardRef 483-3257
[1851-1894] In 1873, he married Jane Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1857-1909] in Halifax.


  1. Florry [1877-1879]
  2. Ada [1876-1879]

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Baume, James EdwardRef 483-2424
[1882-1961] Son of John Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher [1911] / a brassfounder and finisher at Kingston Brass Works, Halifax [1937]

In [Q3] 1941, he married Louisa Gladys Mitchell [1886-1962] from Halifax, in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 39 Stanley Road, Halifax [1961]

He died at home [26th January 1961].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,193 4/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Louisa Gladys.

Louisa Gladys died in Huddersfield [Q4 1962]

Baume, JohnRef 483-320
[1852-1919] Born in Halifax.

He was a tapestry carpet weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1878, he married Betsy Ogden [1849-1914].

Betsy came from Halifax


  1. John William [b 1879]
  2. James Edward
  3. Fred [b 1887] who was a joiner [1911]
  4. Lewis [b 1892] who was an accountant's clerk [1911]

They lived at 26 Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax [1911, 1919].

Betsy died 18th March 1914 (aged 64)  & was buried at Warley Congregational Church.

John died 18th January 1919.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £585 19/5d. Probate was granted to son James Edward

Baume, John WesleyRef 483-2754
[1827-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Wadsworth.

Baptised at Luddenden [1827].

He was an overlooker at a carpet work [1861] / a general agent [1871].

In 1849, he married Jane Hellewell [1825-1???] from Erringden.


  1. Samuel [b 1850]
  2. David James [b 1852]
  3. Joseph Henry [b 1855]
  4. John T. W. [b 1858]
  5. Ruth [1861] who died in infancy
  6. Arthur [b 1865]
  7. Marie Antoinette / Nettie [b 1867]
  8. Jane Annie [b 1870]

They lived at

  • 6 North Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 55 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]

In August 1870, Lucy Rodd and her parents stayed with John and his family. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal

Baume, JosephRef 483-2889
[1818-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a clogger [1851] / a clogger and postmaster at Shade Post Office [1861] / a clogger [1871] / a master clogger (employing 1 man) [1881] / a clog maker [1891] / superintendent of York Street Wesleyan Sunday School [for over 30  years].

He married (1) Margaret [1813-1867] from Wakefield.


  1. Mary [b 1840]
  2. Ruth [b 1844]
  3. Anna [b 1848]

In 1871, he married (2) Caroline Charnley [1827-1902] in Bradford.

They lived at

  • Gauxholme [1851]
  • Shade, Todmorden [1861]
  • 56 Gauxholme Place, Todmorden [1871, 1881, 1891]

Baume, SamuelRef 483-2753
[17??-1838] He was a weaver of Warley [1816].

On 3rd June 1816, he married Ruth Cockcroft [1797-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ruth, from Warley, was the daughter of
Joshua Cockcroft


  1. David [b 1816]
  2. Henry [bapt 1818]
  3. Joseph [bapt 1818]
  4. Betty [bapt 1822]
  5. James
  6. John Wesley
  7. Jonathan [bapt 1829] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet)   [1851]
  8. Samuel [1831-1852] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet)   [1851]
  9. Thomas [b 1833] who was a grocer journeyman [1851]
  10. William
  11. Mary Ann [b 1836]

They lived at

  • Mytholmroyd, Sowerby [1841]
  • 19 South Darley Street, Halifax [1851]

Baume, Samuel DavidRef 483-3246
[1872-1899] Son of William Henry Baume.

Born in Halifax [23rd April 1872].

He was a professional swimmer [1891]. For many years, he worked at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, and travelled a good deal, performing swimming events as Professor Baume. One of his acts was

the daring Monte Cristo feat

which involved his escaping from a sack under water.

In 1891, he and brother William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens.

In [Q1] 1896, he married Selina Annie Wadley in Fulham, Middlesex.

In 1899, he received the medal of the Royal Humane Society for attempting to save the life of swimmer Tommy Burns who had dived from the pier at Rhyl, North Wales [10th July 1897].

Samuel David died in Germany [25th March 1899], when he did not reappear during his Monte Cristo feat.

He was buried at the Nicolai Kirchoff Protestant Cemetery in Kappel, Germany.

Selina Annie died in Chelsea [Q2 1900]

Baume, Thomas EdwardRef 483-3245
[1871-1???] Son of William Henry Baume.

Born in Halifax.

He was a confectioner and bread maker [1901].

In 1896, he married Lily Lehmann [1868-19??] from Durham, in Dewsbury.


  1. Samuel Victor [b 1897]
  2. Olga [b 1900]

They lived at 3 Central Street, Nether Hoyland [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder William Beanland [aged 19] (confectioner) 

Baume, WilfredRef 483-781
[1920-1943] Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baume of 43 Thomas Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Technical College / a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax, the Table  Tennis & Cricket Club / employed in the goods yard of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway.

During World War II, he enlisted [January 1940] and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He took part in the Dunkirk_evacuation.

He was killed in North Africa [17th March 1943] (aged 23).

He was (possibly) buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church

Baume, WilliamRef 483-1052
[1810-1875] Or Balm [1861].

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer.

He married Sarah Bolton [1819-1885].

Sarah was born in Sowerby Bridge

William died 26th April 1875 (aged 65).

Sarah died 15th January 1885 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3799] with mother-in-law Mary Bolton [1799-1862] & Sarah Matthews [1810-1859]

Baume, WilliamRef 483-2756
[1834-1886] Son of Samuel Baume.

Born in Mytholmroyd [3rd October 1834].

Baptised at Wesleyan Methodist, Mytholmroyd [12th May 1835].

He was a Liberal / a grocer [1871, 1881] / a biscuit manufacturer employing 5 men & 4 boys [1881].

At the Court Leet in Halifax [4th October 1870] he was fined 10/- for having a light (underweight) ½pound weight.

In 1877, he took over the biscuit-making business of W. H. Baume & Company.

In 1857, he married Jane Hanson [1833-1???] in Halifax.

Jane came from Ovenden

  1. Emily Ann [b 1860]
  2. John William [b 1863]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1865]
  4. James Ernest [b 1872] who was a cloth maker salesman  [1891]

They lived at 51 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

Staying with them in August 1870, were Lucy Rodd and her parents. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal.

Living with them [in 1871] was niece Nellie Walton [aged 12].

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Samuel James [aged 29] (a foreman baker in a biscuit works).

After William's death, Jane carried on the business as a grocer [1891]

Baume, William HenryRef 483-1587
[1849-1877] Son of David Baume.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a confectioner.

Around 1868, he established the biscuit manufacturing business, W. H. Baume & Company.

In 1869, he married Annie Leah Thorp [1848-1???].

Annie came from Warley


  1. Thomas Edward
  2. Samuel David
  3. Annie Leah [1874-1882]
  4. William Henry [b 1875]

They lived at 20 Crown Street, Halifax [1871, 1874].

In 1871, he was listed as a confectioner employing 1 man & 2 boys [1871].

In May 1877, he instituted liquidation proceedings for the business.

He died 13th June 1877 (aged 28).

Question: Does anyone know whether this could have been suicide?


William Baume took over the biscuit-making business.

In 1878, Annie married Henry Higgins in Halifax.

In 1881, Annie Leah Baume widow was living at 87 George Street, Bradford [1881] with her 4 children.

In 1891, the sons Samuel David and William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens.

Their mother Hannah Leah Baume, aged 43, widow, born in Sowerby Bridge was in the Bradford Infirmary & Dispensary.

In 1891, Annie Leah Baume, aged 43, died in Bradford.

The business – possibly continued by his son – was advertised in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1894 as

Wholesale Confectioner
Bride Cakes and Funeral Biscuits, plain and ornamented
Plum, Seed and Sponge Cakes. Manufacturer of
the celebrated Yorkshire Thin Cakes
Public parties catered for on reasonable terms


Baume surnameRef 483-1
There are 17 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Baume, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Baume

Death 1900


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