Beverley ...

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

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Beverley, MrRef 64-3293
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Ash Tree, Sowerby Bridge [1872].

He married Unknown.


  1. Harry [b 1872] who died in infancy

Harry was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Beverley, MrRef 64-371

He married Susan [1830-1???].

Susan (Susy) was born in Soyland


  1. Joseph [b 1862] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  2. William [b 1872] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  3. Martha [b 1873] who was a worsted weaver [1901]

Susy was widowed by 1894.

The family lived at

Beverley, AlfredRef 64-1382
[1852-1902] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason & builder.

On 3rd January 1878, he married Ada Heyhurst Wade [1854-1905] in Halifax.

Ada was born in Halifax


  1. Harold Wade [1878-1944]
  2. Bertie Barstow [1882-1949]
  3. Reginald Archibald [b 1888] who moved to Chicago [about  1909] and served with US forces in WWI & WWII
  4. Cecil Adler

The children were born and baptised in Copley

Beverley, AquillaRef 64-9604
[1833-1896] Son of Richard Beverley.

Born in Northowram / Shelf.

He was a coal miner [1851] / a weaver [1856] / a worsted weaver [1861, 1871, 1872, 1881, 1891].

In 1856, he married (1) Grace Crowther [1837-1861] at Halifax Parish Church.

Grace, of Northowram, was the daughter of George Crowther, delver


  1. Bethel
  2. Mary A. [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]

Grace died Q1 1861.

In 1872, he married (2) Mary Gardiner [1842-1919] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of Northowram, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Gardiner, weaver


  1. Fred
  2. Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891] who  married Festus Dyson
  3. Willie [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a clay  worker [1901]

They lived at

  • Wester Croft, Northowram [1861, 1871]
  • New Road, Northowram [1881]
  • 2 Union Court, Alexander Street, Northowram [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was daughter Alice, her husband Festus Dyson and children.

Aquilla died 12th January 1896 (aged 63).

Mary died 29th November 1919 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2756] with grandson Cyril Beverley

Beverley, Arthur VerdiRef 64-3361
[1894-1914] Son of Bethel Beverley.

Born in Halifax [4th December 1893].

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School / an electrician employed by Hamer & Company [1911].

During World War I, he volunteered [September 1914] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

After 7 months' training, he went to France.

He had only been there for 3 weeks, when he died [5th May 1915] from the effects of gas poisoning at Hill 60.

He was buried at Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 18].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Beverley, BethelRef 64-5451
[1857-1933] Son of Aquilla Beverley.

Born in Northowram / Shelf.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a jobbing printer [1881] / a music master of Hipperholme [1883] / professor of music [1891] / a music seller [1901] / a piano and musical instrument dealer and concert agent at Victoria Hall Buildings, Halifax [1905] / a violinist & musical instrument dealer [1911].

In 1883, he married Sarah Isabel Wilson [1854-1914] at Coley Church.

Sarah Isabel, of Shelf, was born in Liverpool, daughter of John Thomas Wilson, publican


  1. May [b 1884] who was assisting in her father's business  [1911]
  2. Conrad Wilson [b 1885] who was a clerk railway goods  station [1901]
  3. Grace Isabel [1886-1890] who was buried with her parents
  4. Marjorie [b 1888] who was a school teacher [1911]
  5. Enid [b 1890] who was a milliner [1911]
  6. Dorothy [b 1892]
  7. Arthur Verdi

They lived at

  • 24 Savile Park Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 59 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 55 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1911]

Sarah Isabel died 7th June 1914 (aged 60).

Bethel died 22nd September 1933 (aged 76).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 620]

Beverley, Cecil AdlerRef 64-1377
[1885-1918] Son of Alfred Beverley.

Born in Copley [20th November 1885]; baptised at Copley [3rd February 1886].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a clerk in a woollen mill [1901].

During the next 10 years, he qualified as a teacher and in 1911 he was working as a Teacher at the Birkenhead Higher Elementary School, Cheshire.

On 21st June 1914, he married Mary Hannah Lea [1886-1968] in St Saviour's Church, Ravensthorpe.

Mary was born in Ravensthorpe, the daughter of wool manufacturing magnate Sam Lea [1853-1919] of Craig-Owen, Ravensthorpe.

She died in Cheshire


They had no children.

During World War I, he enlisted for service in Birkenhead [1914], and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died in Salonica [17th October 1918].

He was buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece [Grave Ref 548]

Beverley, ClementRef 64-1086
[1???-19??] Of Middle Street, Claremount.

In 1922, he married Ada Womersley in Halifax.

On 2nd December 1932, Mrs Beverley gave birth the triplets – two boys and a girl – Andrew, David and Patricia. She was later awarded the King's Bounty. The family already had 6 children

Beverley, DanRef 64-1281
[1812-1858] Son of Samuel Beverley.

Born 2nd (or 5th) April 1812.

He was a delver & beershop keeper at Warley / a stone merchant employing 24 men [1851] / a beer shop keeper at Cross Roads, Warley [1858].

On 10th February 1834, he married Susannah Ingham [1815-1886].

In 1851, Susannah had 8-year-old Tom Sunderland Beverley living with her.

She was a farmer of 10 acres & beer seller [1861] / a farmer & inn keeper at the Cross Roads Inn, Warley [1881]



  1. Hannah [1834-1863] who married William Bedford
  2. Sarah Ann [1836-1894] who married Joseph Hessleden
  3. John [bapt 15th October 1837]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1840; bapt 3rd October 1841]
  5. Dan
  6. Jonah [b 3rd May 1846]
  7. Samuel
  8. Eliza [b 2nd November 1848]
  9. William Henry [b 13th November 1852]

All the children were born in Ovenden.

They lived at

  • Mixenden Chapel, Ovenden [1851]
  • Luddenden [1861]
  • Cross Roads Inn, Warley [1871, 1881]

On Saturday, 30th October 1858, he went on an errand and was 30th October 1858, he went on an errand and was travelling from Halifax back to Warley with 2 other men who, it is believed, robbed him, ransacked his papers, and left him. He was found above Pellon, and died the following morning

Susannah died in 1886 & was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [17th July 1886]

Beverley, DanRef 64-1932
[1843-1912] Son of Dan Beverley.

Born December 1843.

He was a stone delver of Warley [1868] / a quarryman [1871, 1891].

On 1st January 1868, he married Ann Helliwell [1847-1876].

Ann came from Warley.

Her father is not recorded on the marriage documents



  1. Mary Ann [b 1868]
  2. Harry [b 1869]
  3. John Spencer [b 1868]

They lived at

Ann died September 1876 (aged 30)  & was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [30th September 1876].

In 1911, Dan was an inmate at the Halifax Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street

Beverley, DanRef 64-1937
[1858-1932] Illegitimate son of Sarah Ann Beverley; father unknown.

His mother later married Joseph Hessleden

Born 21st March 1858.

He was a machine tool maker [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1881, he married Paulina Wormald [1860-1922].


  1. Frank [b 1883] who was a cabinet maker [1891, 1901,  1911], a joiner [1932]
  2. Sarah A. [b 1884]
  3. Annie [b 1888]
  4. Arthur [b 1899]

They lived at 21 Summergate Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911, 1932]

Pauline died in 1922 (aged 62).

Dan died 23rd February 1932.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £725 7/-.

Probate was granted to son Frank and Wilfred Waddington (mechanic) 

Beverley, FredRef 64-1919
[1875-1941] Son of Aquilla Beverley.

He was a roverer piler factory worker [1891] / a brick dresser [1898].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Grace Ann Walker [1875-1935] in Halifax.


  1. Cyril who died 6th November 1898 (aged 10 weeks) & was buried with his Beverley grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2756]

A Grace A. Beverley died in Halifax [Q4 1935] (aged 60).

A Fred Beverley died in Halifax [Q4 1941] (aged 66).

Their burial places are not yet known

Beverley, GeorgeRef 64-3
[1809-1858] A stone merchant.

He died 31st August 1858 (aged 49), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3478] with Joseph Beverley

Beverley, GeorgeRef 64-346
[1889-1959] MM.

Son of James Beverley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a half-time worsted mill hand [1901] / a carter for Halifax Corporation Health Department [1911].

In 1908, he married Mary Flaherty [1884-19??] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Haslingden, Lancashire

Child: Harry [b 1910]

They lived at 1 Wilson's Yard, Grove Street, Halifax [1911, 1918].

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

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [12th January 1918].

He survived the War, and died [Q1 1959] (aged 70) 

Beverley, HermanRef 64-969
[1896-1916] Known as Jack.

He was a van man with Laws & Pickles.

He lived at Grange Mill Yard, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Sowerby Bridge and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Beverley, JamesRef 64-344
[1863-19??] Son of Squire Beverley, labourer.

Born in High Town, Cleckheaton.

He was a labourer of Halifax [1882] / a road scavenger [1891] / a cart driver for Corporation [1901] / a driver for Corporation [1911].

In 1882, he married Emily Brier [1864-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Emily was born in Greetland, the daughter of John Brier, caretaker


  1. John [b 1884] who was a labourer at electronic works  [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1886]
  3. George
  4. Arthur [b 1891] who was a driver [1911]
  5. Ethel [b 1896] who was a doffer [1911]
  6. Gladys [b 1899] who was a part-time school / doffer [1911]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1902]

They lived at

  • 15 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 16 Allerton Street, Halifax [1911]

Beverley, JosephRef 64-2
[1819-1856] A stone merchant.

He died 3rd December 1856 (aged 37), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3478] with George Beverley

Beverley, NanRef 64-511
[1756-1796] Or Ann. There is some confusion between this lady and Elizabeth Gill. She lived in a cellar dwelling at Woolshops.

Around 1796, she died after a long drinking session. Neighbours found her dead in bed.

She was described as having lived

a bad life

that is, a prostitute.

Rev Coulthurst, and the sexton Joseph Binns, refused her a Christian burial in consecrated ground.

One story tells of how Nan was buried at night in a grave which was dug at the back of houses near the bottom of Halifax Parish Churchyard.

Other stories describe a funeral in which a large crowd watched the procession as her body was carried on a cart through the street of Halifax to her interment at Parkinson Lane, Halifax. There was no funeral service.

In 1859, workmen digging in Parkinson Lane, Halifax discovered a grave containing a human skeleton. A surgeon identified the skeleton as that of a woman who had poisoned herself.

One report says that there was a stake driven through the body, possibly following an old custom of burying the staked bodies of suicides at cross-roads.

The remains were later reinterred at the same place.

See Goldsmith's Grave

Beverley, NathanielRef 64-1402

He married Mary [1778-1802].


  1. Nathaniel [bapt 6th April 1777]
  2. John who died 10th April 1803 (aged 4 months), & was  buried with his parents
  3. Henry [bapt 2nd August 1807]
  4. Hannah [b 12th October 1808; bapt Square Chapel 4th  December 1809]
  5. George [b 26th January 1810; bapt Square Chapel 14th  March 1810]

Mary died 12th December 1802 (aged 24).

Nathaniel died 25th May 1810 (aged 32).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 189]

Beverley, RichardRef 64-7001
[1805-1???] He was a delver [1841] / a quarry man [1851] / a delver [1856].

He married Ellen [1809-1???].

There is a child Jonas [b 1827] who was a coal miner [1841, 1851] and is listed as Jonas Winder [1841] and Jonas Windlo illegitimate son [1851]


  1. Jonas [b 1827]
  2. William [b 1829]
  3. John [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
  4. Aquilla
  5. Sarah Jane [b 1835] who was employed at factory [1851]
  6. Hannah [b 1836] who was employed at factory [1851]
  7. Grace [b 1838] who was employed at factory [1851]
  8. Amelia [b 1840] who was employed at factory [1851]
  9. Sam [b 1842] who was employed at factory [1851]
  10. James [b 1844] who was employed at factory [1851]
  11. Richard [b 1846] who was employed at factory [1851]
  12. Ellen [b 1849]
  13. Joshua [b 1850]

They lived at

  • Fold, Northowram [1841]
  • Fold, Halifax [1851]

Beverley, SamuelRef 64-1936
[17??-18??] He was a husbandman [1803] / a labourer of Ovenden.

On 25th September 1803, he married Hannah Schofield [17??-1???].

Hannah came from Southowram.

Child: Dan

Beverley, SamuelRef 64-1938
[1850-1913] Son of Dan Beverley.

Born 13th October 1850.

He never married.

He lived

  • with his family [1851, 1861, 1871]
  • 1 Green Royd, Mount Tabor Road, Halifax (a boarder with Ruth  Boothman aged 75) [1891]

In 1913, he was an inmate at Storthes Hall Asylum, Huddersfield.

He died in 1913

Beverley, Tom SunderlandRef 64-1931
[1863-1908] The illegitimate son of Sarah Ann Beverley and Samson Sunderland, quarryman.

Sarah Ann Beverley was the daughter of
Dan Beverley, and married Joseph Hessleden in 1866

In 1871, Tom was living with his Beverley grandparents at the Cross Roads Inn, Warley.

In 1881, Tom was shown as the son of Joseph & Sarah Ann Hessleden.

He was a farrier [1881] / a blacksmith of Saltburn Street, Halifax [1891] / a blacksmith [1891] / a blacksmith of 32 Mount Pellon, Halifax [1900] / a farrier/shoeing smith [1901].

On 1st April 1891, he married (1) Mary Ann Hart [1864-1900] at Christ Church, Pellon.

Mary Ann, of Woodhead Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Hart, leather worker


  1. Annie [b 1896]

Mary Ann was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [Grave Ref: E1] [5th March 1900].

On 25th October 1900, Tom married (2) Ellen Feavers [1863-19??] at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax.

Ellen, of West View, Pellon, was born in Wisbech, the daughter of John Feavers, seaman

The family lived at

  • 6 South Edward Street, Layton-with-Warbreck, Lancashire (living  with boarding house keeper Sarah Greenwood)  [1891]
  • 32 Mount Pellon, Halifax [1901]

Tom died October 1908, and was buried with his first wife [17th October 1908]

Details of Ellen's death / burial place are not yet known


Beverley surnameRef 64-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are 23 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Beverley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Beverley

Marriages 1867, 1874, 1920


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