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Alfred Broomhead [1841-1898]
Ambrose Broomhead [1902-1985]
Bairstow Broomhead [1838-1913]
Firth Broomhead [1856-1903]
Fred Broomhead [1894-1918]
George Broomhead [1805-18??]
H. Broomhead [18??-1???]
Hall Broomhead [1830-1???]
Hall Broomhead [1879-1917]
Harry Broomhead [1897-1918]
Henry Broomhead [1806-1849]
Herbert Broomhead [1870-1919]
Joe Broomhead [1878-1931]
John Henry Broomhead [1871-1962]
Jonah Broomhead [1848-1906]
Josiah Broomhead [1811-1861]
Luke Broomhead [1831-1875]
Matthew Broomhead [1841-1905]
N. Broomhead [18??-18??]
Reuben Broomhead [1846-1888]
Sam Broomhead [1899-1920]
Tom Broomhead [1844-1898]
William Broomhead [18??-1???]
William Broomhead [1890-1915]


Broomhead, Alfred
[1841-1898] Of Southowram.

Son of Josiah Broomhead.

Born 11th December 1841.

Baptised 17th October 1852.

He was an apprentice coal miner [1851] / a stone miner [1871, 1881].

He died 27th May 1898.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G17] with his brothers

Broomhead, Ambrose
[1902-1985] JP.

Son of Herbert Broomhead.

Born at Camm Street, Brighouse.

He was vice-president of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Mayor of Brighouse [1958-1959]

and the first mayor to serve for only one year, a decision made after the mayoralty of Harry Edwards

He worked – as manager and/or owner – at the Empire Theatre, Brighouse, and the Town Hall Cinema.

In 1929, he married Maud Armitage in Huddersfield

Broomhead, Bairstow
[1838-1913] Son of Josiah Broomhead.

Born in Southowram.

He was a card setter [1851] / a tailor [1871] / a grocer & tailor [1891] / a grocer/shopkeeper (own account) [1901] / a grocer (own account) [1911].

He married Elizabeth [1839-1905].


Elizabeth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1863]
  2. George [bapt 1865] who died in infancy
  3. Jonathan [b 1866] who died in infancy
  4. Harry [bapt 1868] who died in infancy
  5. Lucy [b 1870]
  6. Emily [b 1872] who was a cotton reeler [1891, 1901], & married Dyson Balmforth Mitchell
  7. Sam [b 1875] who died in infancy
  8. Mary Emma [b 1878]
  9. Joe
  10. Louisa [bapt 1882] who died in infancy

The 1911 census records that they had had 10 children of whom 4 were still living.

The family lived at

  • 7 Crossley Terrace, Southowram [1871]
  • New Street, Southowram [1891]
  • 33 Park Road, Elland [1901, 1911]

Elizabeth died 5th November 1905 (aged 66) 

Bairstow died 23rd March 1913 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-E9]

Broomhead, Firth
[1856-1903] Of Hove Edge.

In [Q3] 1878, he married Sarah Garside [1858-1929] in Halifax.

Firth died 18th November 1903 (aged 47).

Sarah died 19th April 1929 (aged 71) 

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Broomhead, Fred
[1894-1918] Son of Emma & John Henry Broomhead of 1 Within Fields, Southowram.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington [9th July 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D37] [13th July 1918]. on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Broomhead, George
[1805-18??] Born in Elland.

He was a stone delver [1851].

He married Ellen [1806-18??].


Ellen was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Hiram [b 1826]
  2. Ann [b 1828]
  3. Luke
  4. Jonathan [b 1834]
  5. Mary [b 1836] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  6. George [b 1842]
  7. Susan [b 1847]

The family lived at

  • Lower Edge, Elland [1841]
  • Little Woodhouse, Rastrick [1851]

Broomhead, H.
[18??-1???] Grocer in Halifax.

Recorded in 1882, when his business went into liquidation

Broomhead, Hall
[1830-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a pavior [1891] / road pavior [1901].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha [1862-1???] who married Richard Thornton

The family lived at

Living with the widowed Hall [in 1891, 1901] were daughter Martha, her children and husband Richard Thornton.

Living with them [in 1891] was visitor Ruth Brierley [b 1838] (widow) 

Broomhead, Hall
[1879-1917] Son of Reuben Broomhead.

Born in Elland.

He was a millhand [1891] / a stone quarryman [1911] / employed by Samuel Gledhill, Elland Edge.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [25th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Broomhead, Harry
[1897-1918] Son of Susannah & Henry Broomhead of 15 Lower Newlands, Rastrick.

He was a quarryman with Bentley & Smith.

During World War I, he served as a Bombardier with B Battery 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in Trouville hospital of pneumonia following a gunshot wound to the chest [6th October 1918].

He was buried at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados [Grave Ref IV C 14].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Broomhead, Henry
[1806-1849] He ran the Bonegate Academy, Brighouse [1840].

He played the violin at Bridge End Congregational Church.

He was one of the people who recognised Susan Sykes's singing potential. He taught her reading, writing, arithmetic and geography at his school.

On 17th July 1828, he married Ann Savile Naylor [1796-1866] at All Saints Church, Otley.


Ann came from Hunslet, Leeds
 

By 1851, Ann was a widowed, French and English teacher.

The family lived at

  • Brighouse [1841]
  • Bridge Street, Brighouse [1851]

In 1841, they had lodgers: a bookkeeper Joseph Lather? Carroll [aged 15]; Savile Atkinson [aged 13]; Robert Atkinson [aged 12]; Frederick Sugden [aged 10]; John Atkinson [aged 9].

In 1851, the widowed Mrs Broomhead had lodgers: her niece Fanny Lister [aged 20]; an English teacher Joseph Samuel Cliffe Colefax [aged 19]; a railway station master William Cockcroft [aged 24]; a card maker James Golden [aged 29]

Broomhead, Herbert
[1870-1919] Son of Matthew Broomhead.

The family came from Hathersage, North Derbyshire in the late 1870s, and lived in Leeds, before coming to Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1899, he married Edith Lilly Harrison [1875-1928] in Halifax.


Edith Lilly was born in Mold, Flintshire
 

Children:

  1. Redvers William [b 1900]
  2. Ambrose

The couple separated.

Herbert's brothers and sisters gave him £40 to emigrate to America. He sailed from Liverpool aboard the Mauretania, sister ship of the Lusitania, and arrived at Ellis Island on 17th June 1910.

He was met by his nephew Arnold Armitage, and went to live at Firthcliffe, New York State.

Herbert died in Newburgh, Orange County, New York State [6th December 1919] (aged 49 years & 9 months).

In 1911, Edith Lilly and the children were living with her brother William Henry Harrison [aged 39] (club steward) and her mother Charlotte Beevers [aged 67] at 23 Camm Street, Brighouse.

Edith Lilly died (probably in Brighouse) in 1928 (aged 52) 

Broomhead, Joe
[1878-1931] Son of Bairstow Broomhead.

He was a stone dresser (quarry), of Park Road, Elland [1901].

In [Q2] 1903, he married Sarah Ann Pearsall at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Railway Terrace, Sowerby, was the daughter of James Pearsall
 

Joe died Q3 1931 (aged 53) 

Broomhead, John Henry
[1871-1962] Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer [1921].

On 21st March 1921, he married Lillian at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Lillian was the daughter of
Samuel Boocock Normanton and widow of Harry Ealham
 

They had no children

Broomhead, Jonah
[1848-1906] Of Southowram.

Son of Josiah Broomhead.

Born 29th May 1848.

Baptised 17th October 1852.

He was a flag facer [1871, 1881].

He died 5th April 1906.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G17] with his brothers

Broomhead, Josiah
[1811-1861] Born in Elland [June 1811].

He was a flag facer [1841, 1851].

On 13th October 1833, he married Susannah Bairstow [1814-1885] in Halifax.


Susannah / Susey was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1834] who was a flag facer [1851]
  2. Mercy [b 1836] who was a spinner at mill [1851]
  3. Bairstow
  4. George [1840-8th May 1884] who was an apprentice coal miner [1851], a stone miner [1871, 1881]
  5. Alfred
  6. Tom
  7. Emma who died 1st July 1847 (aged 13 months) 
  8. Jonah
  9. Ellen who died 31st December 1850 (aged 8 months) 
  10. Sarah Ann [bapt 17th October 1852] who was a carpet fettler at mill [1871]
  11. Emma [1855-1890] who was a carpet setter at mill [1871, 1881], & married Abraham Womersley

The family lived at

  • Law Lane, Southowram [1841]
  • Brig Lane, Southowram [1851]
  • 9 Winter Hill, Southowram [1871]
  • Winter Hill, Southowram [1881]

Jonah died 2nd January 1861 (aged 51).

Susannah died 1st July 1885 (aged 71).

Members of the family are buried/remembered at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Refs: F-M19 & %R-G17]

Broomhead, Luke
[1831-1875] Son of George Broomhead.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone delver [1851] / a delver [1853] / a stone mason [1861] / innkeeper at the Anchor, Brighouse [1871].

On 21st July 1853, he married Hannah Hepworth [1833-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Rastrick, the daughter of John Crowther, mason
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1854] who was an assistant [1871]
  2. Ann [b 1857]
  3. Eliza [b 1861]
  4. Willie [b 1864]

Broomhead, Matthew
[1841-1905] Born in Hathersage, North Derbyshire.

He was brought up by his grandparents Mr & Mrs Frost.

He was an errand boy [1851] / a millstone worker / a hardener and temperer, walking to work in Sheffield / a card maker at a works in Bramston Street, Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1860, he married Martha Harris [1844-1910] in Bakewell.


Martha was born in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
 

Children: 14 including

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. Emily [1867-1948] who married Fred Armitage
  4. Herbert Broomhead

The family came from Hathersage, North Derbyshire in the late 1870s, and lived in Leeds, before coming to Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse.


It is said that Martha decided to leave Hathersage, when Emily and two younger sisters were born, because she could see no work for them there. She certainly did not want them to be employed in service
 

Matthew was a man of small stature, and was assaulted, while walking home, during the Irish Riots of 1882.

The couple died in Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse: Matthew [1905]; Martha [1910]

Broomhead, N.
[18??-18??] Partner in Spencer & Broomhead [1867]

Broomhead, Reuben
[1846-1888] Born in Elland.

He was a stone delver [1866].

On 26th April 1866, he married Frances Dean [1843-1915] in Halifax.


Frances Dean was born in West Vale
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1867-1941] who was a twister's piecer [1891] & married [Halifax 1893] James Henry Oxbury
  2. Clara [b 1870] who was a worsted rover [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1873] who was a worsted rover [1891]
  4. Alice [b 1874]
  5. Harriet [1876-1950] who was a twister's piecer [1891]
  6. Hall
  7. Agnes [1880-1919] who was a millhand [1891], a cotton twiner piecer [1901]
  8. Ada [1883-1975] who was a worsted twister [1901], a worsted spinner [1911]
  9. Friend [1885-1970] who was a stone hewer [1901]
  10. Olive [1888-1926] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a cotton ring spinner [1911]

The children were born in Lower Edge, Elland.

The family lived at

  • Lower Edge [1881]
  • Arnold Royd, Rastrick [1891]
  • 101 Lower Edge, Rastrick [1901]
  • 62 Thornhill Road, Rastrick [1911]

Reuben was dead by 1891.

In 1911, Frances and some of the children were living at 62 Thornhill Road, Rastrick, Brighouse with son-in-law James Henry Oxbury

Broomhead, Sam
[1899-1920] Son of Sarah & Thomas Broomhead of 70 New Hey Road, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Pioneer with the Roads & Quarry Troops Department Royal Engineers.

He died 2nd March 1920 (aged 21).

He was buried at Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref I J 14]

Broomhead, Tom
[1844-1898] Of Southowram.

Son of Josiah Broomhead.

Born 4th May 1844.

Baptised 22nd September 1844.

He was a stone miner [1871, 1881].

He died 1st August 1898.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G17] with his brothers

Broomhead, William
[18??-1???] Partner in Spencer & Broomhead [1885]

Broomhead, William
[1890-1915] Son of Mary & John Henry Broomhead of 2 Back Firth Street, Rastrick.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Gallipoli [9th August 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 117-119], and on Brighouse War Memorial



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