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Blackburn, Rev AmosRef 160-1207
[1800-1864] A member of the Blackburn family of Slead Syke.

Born at Pineberry Hill, Southowram [14th July 1800].

He and his family – 7 boys and 3 girls – moved to Northowram.

He worked in the office of William Knight.

He decided to train for the church, although Rev Samuel Knight tried to persuade him to enter the established church. He trained at Idle Academy [1818] and was one of 2 students who were overpowered by wind and rain as they crossed the moor at Pateley Bridge travelling to preach at local churches.

He was ordained 22nd August 1822, and became an Independent Minister of Halifax, Northowram and Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1822, 1845].

A new chapel – Eastwood Congregational Church – was built at Eastwood during his ministry there.

He married Hannah Horsfall.


Hannah was the daughter of John Horsfall
 

Children:

  1. child

The family lived at Duke Street [1845].

On 28th January 1864, he was killed by a luggage train at Mutterhole as he was crossing the railway line near the Chapel at Eastwood – there was a high wind and the rain was falling fast. He had been pastor there for 42 years.

In 1868, a memorial tablet was placed at the east end of Eastwood Congregational Church in his memory.

See Mally Blackburn

Blackburn, AnnRef 160-2
[1834-1???] Also Anne.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

She had 2 sons (father unknown):

  1. Richard Blackburn [b 1862] who was an electrical engineer [1891]
  2. David Arthur

The family lived at 9 Cliffe Street, Hebden Bridge [1891].

In 1901, Anne – retired tailoress (fustian) - was living with son David Arthur and his family

Blackburn, ArthurRef 160-3168
[18??-19??] Partner in Marshall & Company.

He lived at 6 South View, Brighouse [1900].

See Bryn Terrace, Brighouse

Blackburn, Rev ArthurRef 160-32
[1866-1934] Son of John Blackburn.

Born in Rishworth [13th February 1866].

He was a pupil-teacher [1881] / Rector the Parish of St Paul, Bradford, Manchester [1905-1934].

In 1896, he married Elsie Taylor [1870-1945] at St Paul's Church, Stalybridge, Cheshire.


Elsie was born in Rawtenstall
 

They lived at 14 Carlton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne [1934].

Arthur died at the Royal Eye Hospital, Chorlton-upon-Medlock [24th November 1934].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £388 14/6d.

Administration was granted to his widow Elsie.

Elsie died in Thirsk [9th December 1945].

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Blackburn, ArthurRef 160-16
[1879-1920] Born in Mirfield.

In 1900, he married Sarah Elizabeth Clegg in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of
James Clegg
 

They lived at 21 John Street, Elland.

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

He died 16th December 1920 (aged 41).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Elland Cemetery [C 1628]

Blackburn, Arthur JosephRef 160-25
[1897-1918] He worked for H. J. Holroyd.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 3 Clarence Square, Clarence Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded twice.

He died in the Dardanelles at the Battle of Lys [10th April 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church

Blackburn, BenjaminRef 160-4
[1758-1827] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Leeds [16th July 1758].

He was a clothier/merchant in Leeds, and established Benjamin Blackburn & Son.

On 31st January 1790, he married Hannah Naylor at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

They had several children, notably:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Edward

Benjamin died at Holbeck, Leeds [5th October 1827] (aged 69) 

Blackburn, BenjaminRef 160-30
[1792-1827] Son of Benjamin Blackburn.

Born 9th April 1792.

In April 1821, he went to Sydney, Australia to set up a branch of the business Benjamin Blackburn & Son.

He received a 400-acre land grant and had retail premises at O'Connell Street, Sydney.

He died in Sydney [5th November 1827] (aged 35) 

Blackburn, BenjaminRef 160-2695
[1814-1891] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born 11th May 1914.

Partner in Thomas Blackburn & Sons.

He bought land on Clifton Common and built 32 houses on Victoria Street, Albert Street and Edward Street.

He also built retail premises in Commercial Street, Brighouse.

He owned the Old Foundry, Brighouse.

He never married.

They lived at Wilkin Royd House, Brighouse with his unmarried sister, Grace.

In his latter years, he was an invalid.

He died 7th March 1891.

Benjamin and his sisters, Grace and Mary were buried in the family vault at Brighouse Cemetery.

His nephew, John Edward Blackburn Howe inherited considerable property in Brighouse and Clifton.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1891

Blackburn, BenjaminRef 160-34
[1877-19??] (Possibly) son of John F. Blackburn.

Born in Stainland.

He was (possibly) a tripe dealer [1891] / a general labourer [1911].

He lived at Bowling Green, Stainland [1911].

Living with him [in 1911] was Amy Giggal [1877-19??] (servant), and 2 children:

  1. Clara Phoebe Blackburn [b 1908] daughter of Amy Giggal
  2. Ernest Haythorn Giggal [b 1910] son of Amy Giggal

In Q3 1933, an Amy Giggal married Fred M. Craven in Halifax

Blackburn, Benjamin Thomas SutcliffeRef 160-3018
[1893-1947] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

In 1921, he married Doris Deakin [1901-1955] in Prescot, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1922-1996] who married Gordon Woodhead
  2. Elsie Mary [1925-2016] who never married
  3. Joyce [1928-2013] who married [Widnes 1956] Sidney Kenrick
  4. Doris [1932-1961] who married [1955] Robert Robb

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, BertrandRef 160-17
[1888-1918] Son of James William Blackburn.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian cutter.

On 26th December 1908, he married Phoebe Stott [1886-1944] at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Phoebe was born in Warley
 

  1. Edward Henry [1909-1981]
  2. Doris [1911-2006]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 4 Row Royd, Hebden Bridge [1909]
  • 21 Osborne Street, Hebden Bridge

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 15th May 1918, as a result of contracting acute bacillary dysentery in Egypt.

He was buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine [Grave Ref XXXII B 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Blackburn, Cecil RolandRef 160-23
[1899-1918] Adopted son of Hannah Firth (confectioner) of 24 Bridge End, Rastrick.

Born in Liverpool.

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

/ London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

He died 6th October 1918.

He was buried at Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France [Grave Ref III B 3]

Blackburn, ClementRef 160-2244
[1846-1915] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1881] (possibly) with Thomas Blackburn & Sons / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1911] / President of the Brighouse Permanent Orchestral Society.

On 1st January 1907, he married Bertha Delacour Smith at St Michael's Church, Grassington.


Bertha, from Ellesmere, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Professor Walter Smith.

Bertha was aged 24, Clement was 60

 

Children:

  1. Thomas Kitson
  2. Josephine Delacour [1911-1992] who married Norwegian Aage R. Thygesen
  3. Elizabeth I. [b 1915] who married [Wandsworth Q3 1938] Leslie V. Ardagh

The family lived at Toothill Hall, Rastrick [which he bought in 1887].

In 1870, his father bought Manor Farm and 75% of the property in the village of Foggathorpe, East Yorkshire.

Thomas died in 1879.

Clement bought more property in the village: Oak Farm [1896], Grange Farm [1904] and Willow Farm [1913]. Altogether, they owned about 1100 acres and created what was virtually an estate village.

He also owned property in Grassington.

Clement died 15th November 1915.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery.

After Clement's death, Bertha never remarried, probably because he put a clause in his will that if she did she would lose any entitlement to support from his estate. She lived in Surrey.

She died at Haslemere, Surrey [9th December 1972].

It is said that her ashes were scattered on the Blackburn family grave but there is no memorial inscription

Blackburn, Cora CatherineRef 160-9
[1888-1962] Daughter of Samuel Blackburn.

She was raised by her aunts Hannah Elizabeth and Sarah Ann.

In 1923, she married Arthur E. Fox [1863-19??] of 60 St John's Wood Road, London.


Arthur was the son of Edwin S. Fox, a merchant with the East India Company
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Gerald

Cora died in Northamptonshire in 1962

Blackburn, David ArthurRef 160-1807
[1864-1946] Son of Ann Blackburn (father unknown).

Born in Hebden Bridge [3rd August 1864].

He was a commercial traveller [1891] / a fustian clothing manufacturer (employer) [1901, 1911] / a partner in Broadbent Brothers & Blackburn / Liberal candidate in the Hebden Bridge Division for the West Riding Council election [1911] / re-elected as a Liberal County Councillor for Hebden Bridge (now in his 11th year as County Councillor) [1928] / appointed as a magistrate [1930] / an alderman [1937] / head of D. A. Blackburn & Sons Limited [1941].

On 14th May 1891, he married Priscilla Bennett at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge.


Priscilla, of Ashley Place, Hebden Bridge, was born in Snaith / Cowick, Yorkshire [29th December 1861], the daughter of Joseph Bennett
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1893]
  2. Joseph Leslie [b 1894] who was learning wholesale clothing fustian industry [1911]
  3. Edward
  4. Anne / Annie [b 1899]
  5. Harold [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 6 Birchfield Villas, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • Birchfield Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]
  • Uplands, Hebden Bridge [1911, 1917, 1930]
  • 44 Uplands, Hangingroyd Road, Hebden Bridge [1939]

Living with them [in 1901] was David Arthur's mother Anne Blackburn.

David Arthur died 20th February 1946 (aged 81).

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [23rd February 1946] after a service at Cross Lanes Methodist Church

Blackburn, EdmondRef 160-29
[1801-1???] Born in Golcar.

He was inn keeper at unidentified premises at 447 Upper Park, Stainland [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

He married Sarah [1804-1???]

Blackburn, EdwardRef 160-31
[1804-18??] Son of Benjamin Blackburn.

Born 23rd November 1804.

On 16th January 1837, he married Sarah Cookson.

One of their sons emigrated to New Zealand

Blackburn, EdwardRef 160-20
[1897-1917] Son of David A. Blackburn.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was educated at Hebden Bridge Central & Secondary Schools / a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel / a member of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club / a teacher at the Sunday School / a trainee at Beehive Works, Hebden Bridge / employed in the office of the family firm Broadbent Brothers & Blackburn.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Public Schools Battalion [May 1915], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

The Leeds Mercury [24th April 1917] published his account – written whilst he was hospitalised in Cheltenham – of taking German trenches on the 18th February 1917.

He was wounded east of Ypres.

He wrote an account entitled


Driving "Fritz" out of his trenches
 

which was published in the Leeds Mercury [24th April 1917].

He died of wounds in an Australian Field Ambulance [12th September 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Menin Road South Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium [Grave Ref II B1 9].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [6th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School

Blackburn, Elizabeth AnnRef 160-802
[1851-1932] In 1886, she married Robert Law. She had been one of his former students, and a teacher with the Halifax School Board. She was buried with her husband in Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, ElsieRef 160-704
[1884-1957] Daughter of Thomas Blackburn.

During World War I, she served 4 years as a nurse at the front in France and in Egypt.

She was awarded the RRC 2nd Class in the King's Birthday Honours List [1917].

She died 3rd September 1957.

She & other members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, George FrederickRef 160-2431
[1834-1870] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

He was a cotton spinner [1861] (possibly) with Thomas Blackburn & Sons / a partner in Blackburn & Ormerod.

He lived at Brow Lee, Brighouse [1870].

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse in the grave of Thomas Blackburn with a memorial on the family grave in Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, George HenryRef 160-22
[1888-1918] Son of Mary Shearing (née Blackburn) of Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Born in Dewsbury.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 21st May 1918.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4]

Blackburn, GraceRef 160-2980
[1820-1895] Daughter of Thomas Blackburn. She was involved in community work associated with St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Brighouse.

She never married.

She lived at Wilkin Royd House, Brighouse with her unmarried brother, Benjamin.

Grace and her siblings Benjamin and Mary were buried at Brighouse Cemetery.

An obituary described Grace as

a lady of a most kind disposition and helper of the poor

Blackburn, Hannah ElizabethRef 160-6461
[1851-1938] Daughter of Joseph Blackburn.

She never married.

She and her sister Sarah Ann, raised their niece Cora Catherine.

In 1911, she was head of the household Bonegate Cottage, Brighouse.

Living with her [1911] were sister Sarah Ann [1854-1937] and Joseph and Grace Hannah, the children of brother Samuel.

She was buried at Brighouse Cemetery in the family grave

Blackburn, HaroldRef 160-2983
[1887-1920] Son of Joseph Blackburn.

Born in Clifton.

He was a traveller for his father's cotton spinning business [1911].

He had a cycle shop and motor engineering business at Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

On 25th November 1912, he married Evelyn M. Robinson at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

They had no children.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, HenryRef 160-784
[18??-18??] Grocer, dealer and chapman at Halifax.

In September 1840, he was declared bankrupt

Blackburn, HenryRef 160-1815
[18??-19??] Partner in Blackburn Brothers.

He lived at Bank Villas, 6 Jerry Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Blackburn, HerbertRef 160-26
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 10th December 1917.

He was buried at Lebucquière Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I E 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Blackburn, Hugh EdwardRef 160-1317
[1912-19??] He lived at Coleman House, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1935, he was imprisoned for 6 months and suspended from driving for 5 years for the manslaughter of Elsie May Healey and Maurice Eastwood of Sowerby Bridge who were passengers in his car when it was travelling at 60 mph and crashed into a lamp standard

Blackburn, J. MikeRef 160-1524
[19??-] He was Chief Executive of the Halifax Building Society [1993-1999]

Blackburn, Rev J. R.Ref 160-1311
[19??-19??] Minister at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1941]. In 1942, he moved to Horsforth

Blackburn, JamesRef 160-9603
[1804-1868] Son of John Blackburn.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1841, 1851] / a master cotton spinner [1861].

On 16th January 1837, he married (1) Sarah Gaukrodger [1805-1847] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

On 13th April 1856, he married (2) Mary at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary [née Pogson] was the widow of Joseph Holroyd
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Ripponden Mill [1841, 1851]
  • Shaw's Terrace, Soyland [1861]

James was dead by 1871

He died at Shaw's Terrace [8th March 1868].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £8,000. Probate was granted to his brother Joseph, James Holroyd Charles Webster Shaw

Blackburn, JamesRef 160-38
[1835-19??] Born in Lindley.

He was a wool washer / a wool combing maker-up [1901] / a stuff cinder at dyeworks [1911].

He married Ellen [1844-1???].


Ellen was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Mary E. [b 1861] who was a cotton card room hand [1901], a cotton frame tenter [1911]
  2. Joseph
  3. Mark [b 1874] who was a mechanic labourer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 11 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Tidswell Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was son Joseph and his family were

Blackburn, JamesRef 160-4180
[1842-1???] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a master machinist employing 7 men & 3 boys [1871].

In 1864, he married Fanny Isabella Ambler [1842-1???], born in Bingley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1867]
  2. Charles Ambler [b 1869]
  3. Janet [b 1871]

The family lived at 10 Stead Street, Halifax [1871]

Blackburn, James WilliamRef 160-18
[1857-1937] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian cutter.

On 26th August 1876, he married Mary Jane Greenwood [1856-1928].


Mary Jane was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Mary Grace [b 1879]
  2. Arthur [b 1880]
  3. Florence [b 1881]
  4. Ethel [b 1884]
  5. Bertrand
  6. Elizabeth Ann [b 1892]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-3569
[1778-1837] He was a comber & weaver [1797-1826].

On 25th September 1797, he married Rebecca Riley [1780-1852] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William [b 1797]
  2. Susey [b 1799]
  3. Thomas [1801-1857]
  4. Ann [b 1802]
  5. James
  6. Elizabeth [b 1809]
  7. John
  8. Joseph
  9. Rebecca [1815-1818]
  10. Joshua [b 1817]
  11. Samuel [1819-1821]
  12. George [1822-1883]
  13. Henry [b 1826]

The first 8 children were baptised at Ripponden Church, the others were baptised at Stones Wesleyan Chapel.

John died [Jul 1837].

Members of the family were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland: John [9th July 1837]; Rebecca [14th October 1852]

After John's death, the family lived at Pleasant Row, Soyland [1841]; & Lower Bridge Royde (Lower Brig Royd), Soyland [1851]

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-1721
[18??-18??] Partner in Shepherd & Blackburn and Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-2485
[18??-18??] Mercer at Southowram.

In September 1841, he was declared insolvent

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-37
[18??-18??]

In [Q2] 1851, he married Betty Maude in Halifax.

Children: (possibly) 

  1. William
  2. Mary [b 1855]
  3. Fred [b 1862]

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-12
[1805-18??] Son of William Blackburn.

Born 1st August 1805.

He was a solicitor / in partnership with his brother Samuel brother John as solicitor / Leeds Coroner at 62 Albion Street, Leeds [for 29 years].

He married Maria.

Children:

  1. John
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

The family lived at

  • East Parade, Leeds
  • Moor Allerton, Leeds
  • Allerton Lodge, Moortown [1865]

John died at Allerton Lodge [10th May 1865] (aged 60) 

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-2831
[1811-1874] Son of John Blackburn.

Born in Soyland.

He was a steam engine tenter at a cotton mill [1851] / a master cotton spinner [1861] / a master cotton spinner employing 120 men and 30 children [1871].

On 18th January 1835, he married (1) Mary Ann Jackson [1811-1850] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas [1832-1841]
  2. Elizabeth [1835-1835]
  3. William [1836-1836]
  4. John [1838-1839]
  5. Henry [1840-1844]
  6. Luke [1842-1844]
  7. Rebecca [1845-1908]
  8. James [1849-1922]

He married Elizabeth Crowther? [1827-1883] from Barkisland.

Children:

  1. Robert [1853-1853]
  2. Grace Ann [1855-1856]
  3. Annie [1860-1861]
  4. Frederick Crowther [1864-1864]

The family lived at

  • 5 & 6 Royd Lane, Soyland [1851]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Walton Street, Sowerby [1871]

Many of the children died in infancy.

His first wife Mary Ann and all his children (except Rebecca & James) were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

He died at Walton Street [14 Sep 1874].

John & his 2nd wife Elizabeth were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £8,000. Probate was granted to Benjamin Hirst, Top of the Hill, Warley Cotton Spinner and Francis Berry

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-33
[1831-1904] Born in Barnsley.

He was a farmer of 6 acres [1881].

In 1854, he married Hannah Wood [1834-1927].


Hannah was born in Pontefract
 

Children:

  1. Sarah A. [b 1857] who was a mill hand (cotton) [1881]
  2. Emma [b 1861] who was a mill hand (cotton) [1881]
  3. Annie [b 1862] who was a mill hand (cotton) [1881]
  4. Matilda [b 1865] who was a mill hand (cotton) [1881]
  5. Arthur
  6. Emily [b 1870]
  7. Mary [b 1875]

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-13
[1832-1886] Son of John Blackburn.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Maria F [b 1833]
  2. D'Arcy Stanfield [1834-1894]
  3. Helen R [b 1836]
  4. Isabella Harvey [1840-1893] who married Thomas Richard Jessop
  5. Arthur W [b 1842]

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-1652
[1837-1898] Born in Hebden Bridge. He was a schoolmaster, ornithologist and musician. He wrote poems and tunes, including a Jubilee song Hail Mighty Victoria. He spent much of his life at Cornholme. For 40 years, he contributed verse and prose to the Todmorden Advertiser

He was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Blackburn, JohnRef 160-24
[1843-18??] Born in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

He was a grocer's assistant [1881].

He married Hannah [1845-1???].


Hannah was born in Baildon
 

Children:

  1. Bertha E [b 1868]
  2. Albert E [b 1870] who was a grocer's assistant [1891]
  3. Mary [b 1872] who was a mill hand in worsted mill [1891], had an illegitimate son Leonard Milton Blackburn – father unknown, & married [1897] Charles Barraclough
  4. Martha [b 1872] who was a mill hand in worsted mill [1891]
  5. John A [b 1876] who was an errand boy [1881, 1891]
  6. Thomas Henry [b 1879] who was a painter & paper hanger [1901]

The family lived at

  • 22 Bolton Hall Road, Bradford [1881]
  • 48 Kershaw Street, Bradford [1891]

John was dead by 1891 when Hannah was listed as head of the household

Blackburn, John F.Ref 160-35
[1845-19??] Born in Stainland / Outlane.

He was a tripe dealer [1891] / a woollen weaver [1901] / a weaver woollen cloth [1911].

Around 1877, he married Jane Elizabeth [1858-19??].


Jane Elizabeth was born in Liverpool.

In [Q3] 1874, a John Fell Blackburn married a Jane Elizabeth Taylor in Huddersfield

 

Children:

  1. Ben [b 1877] who was a tripe dealer [1891] = (possibly) Benjamin Blackburn
  2. James E. [b 1884] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  3. Ernest A. [b 1887] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  4. Clara [b 1890]

The children were born in Outlane.

The family lived at

  • South Parade, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • New Street, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901, 1911]

Blackburn, John WilliamRef 160-28
[1845-1908] Born in Halifax.

He was a lithographic printer [1881].

In [Q2] 1867, he married Grace Ann Lupton in Halifax.


Grace Ann was the daughter of
George Lupton
 

Children:

  1. Mary H. [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • 5 Swan Bank Road, Halifax [1881]
  • 14 Oliver Street, Hall Lane, Bradford [1883]

Blackburn, John WilliamRef 160-338
[1867-1???] Born in Norland.

He was a cigar merchant [1891] / a stone quarry man [1901].

In 1889, he married Florence Grace Wright [1869-1???] from Warley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Henry [1889-1907]
  2. Edith Hannah [b 1891]
  3. Annie Elaine [b 1897]
  4. Rebecca [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 3 Peel Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 24 Peel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 15 Thompson's Terrace, King Cross [1907]

Son John Henry suffered from fits, and was in the habit of going to Park Road Baths, Halifax. On 1st September 1907, he drowned at the Baths. The Inquest returned a verdict of Died from drowning, having had a fit whilst bathing

Blackburn, John WillieRef 160-14
[1893-1918] Son of Joseph Blackburn.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Salvation Army / a spindle polisher [1911] / a warehouseman for Riley's of Pellon [1915].

He lived with his parents at 38 Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/6th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action [4th October 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918].

He was buried at Anneux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I E 19].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918]

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-2652
[1807-1890] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

He was a partner in Thomas Blackburn & Sons.

He married Sarah Pollard [1819-1884] from Brierley.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Hannah Elizabeth [1851-1938]
  3. Sarah Ann [1854-1937]
  4. Mary Grace [1856-1859]
  5. Thomas
  6. Samuel

The family lived at Bonegate Cottage, Brighouse.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-4611
[1813-1887] Son of John Blackburn

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner / a retired cotton spinner [1881].

On 26th February 1856, he married Grace Stott [1818-1887] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace was born in Soyland
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Nether Royd, Ripponden
  • Shaw's Terrace, Soyland [1887]

Joseph died 15th February 1887.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £5,039 10/8d.

The will was proved by Charles Webster Shaw, and William Ward of Soyland (shoe maker) 

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-8
[1838-1900] He was landlord of the Town Hall, Elland [1887-1900].

On 2nd May 1863, he married (1) Ann Wild [1841-1866] at Elland Parish Church.


Ann was born & died in Norland
 

On 26th June 1869, he married (2) Elizabeth Lever [1844-1916] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. William [b 1870]
  3. Alice [1871-1955]
  4. Ada [b 1874]
  5. Lily Ann [1875-1938]
  6. Flora / Florrie [1881-1955] who married Tom Harry Pearson

Joseph died in 1900.

After his death, his wife Elizabeth took over at the Town Hall Hotel until her death [1900-1916].

Elizabeth died 6th March 1916.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £496 16/9d.

Probate was granted to her daughter Florrie, and Harriet Wilkinson.

After Elizabeth's death, daughter Florrie took over at the Town Hall Hotel [1916-1937]

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-2982
[1847-1917] Eldest son of Joseph Blackburn.

Born in Bradford or Brighouse.

He was a master cotton manufacturer [1881] / a commercial traveller (cotton band) [1891] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901, 1911].

In 18??, he married Annie [1851-1908].


Annie was born in Scisset
 

Children:

  1. Maud / Sarah Alice Maud [b 1878] who married Joseph Smith Higgins
  2. Mabel [b 1880] who married John Townend from Cullingworth
  3. Harold

The family lived at

  • Clifton Road, Clifton [1881]
  • Highfield Terrace, Clifton Common [1891]
  • Birks Royd, Southowram [1901]
  • Holly Royd, Southowram [1908, 1911]

Annie died 3rd February 1908.

Joseph died 26th January 1917 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B50]

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-36
[1867-19??] Son of James Blackburn.

Born in Halifax.

He was a scutcher of Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1892] / a cotton card room hand [1901] / a cotton scutcher [1911].

In 1892, he married Janet Binns [1872-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Janet, of Chapel Street, Luddenden, was born in Wainstalls, the daughter of Benjamin Binns, labourer
 

Children:

  1. John Willie
  2. Sarah E. [b 1896] who was a rug weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • 11 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax (with Joseph's parents) [1901]
  • 8 Tidswell Terrace, Halifax (with Joseph's parents) [1911]
  • 38 Commercial Road, Halifax [1918]

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-19
[1890-1918] Son of Ruth Ann & William Blackburn.

Born in Southowram.

In 1914, he married Harriet Whitaker in Halifax.

They lived at 70 Holly Bank, Catherine Slack, Halifax.

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

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A]

Blackburn, JosephRef 160-27
[1890-1968] Son of Samuel Blackburn.

In 1909, he enlisted for 4 years with the York & Lancaster Regiment / West Riding Regiment. His entry papers were signed by Major E. P. Chambers.

After a couple of years, he became a Territorial and was a clerk with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway [1911].

In 1913, he signed-up for a further 4 years as a Corporal. It has been suggested that Joseph may have been one of the first men to be called-up in 1914, and that he was only in the army for a fairly short time. He received the Victory Medal.

He never married.

He died at his home in Littlehampton, Sussex.

He died in Littlehampton [October 1968] (aged 77)  and is buried there

Blackburn, Leonard MiltonRef 160-21
[1893-1916] Illegitimate son of Mary Blackburn, who later married Charles Barraclough, of 50 Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Bradford.

In 1901, after his mother's marriage, he was living with his grandmother Hannah Blackburn.

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a spinner (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by Alfred Brearley & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed [29th October 1916] (aged 23), having been shot whilst he was a battalion scout near the German lines.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [25th November 1916].

He was buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I J 16]

Blackburn, Rev LeslieRef 160-475
[18??-19??] BA.

He was ordained to the Parish of Heptonstall when St John's Mission Church was under the care of the Rev J. V. Haswell, Vicar of Heptonstall.

In 1931, when St John's began again to be worked as part of the Parish, he was appointed Curate at Hebden Bridge. He left to become Curate at Halifax. In September 1936, he was appointed Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden

Blackburn, LewisRef 160-15
[1913-1943] Son of Mr and Mrs John Blackburn of 17 St Luke's Street, Claremount, Halifax.

He was a member of Ovenden Methodist Church / educated at Sunnyside & Moorside Schools / employed by I. & I. Calvert.

In [Q1] 1934, he married Florence Annie Ford in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Angela T. [b 1939]

The family lived at Bottesford, Wiltshire.

During World War II, he enlisted [1931], and served as a Gunner with the 324th Battery 94 Lt. A.A. Regt Royal Artillery.

He died 17th July 1943 (aged 30).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [E 20].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Blackburn, MallyRef 160-1630
[1???-17??] A member of the Blackburn family of Slead Syke, Brighouse. She had 7 sons. She was grandmother of Rev Amos Blackburn

Blackburn, MargaretRef 160-497
[1549-1619] Of Erringden.

She married Richard Farrer

Blackburn, MarkRef 160-624
[18??-18??] He was not directly related to the cotton-spinning Blackburn family of Brighouse.

He owned the Blackburn estate.

Much of the land was used for mining and quarrying.

After his death, the estate was sold off and acquired by Joseph Rayner.

See Rev Amos Blackburn, Mally Blackburn, Blackburn Road, Brighouse, Harriet Street, Pond Quarry, Brighouse, Rayner Road and Slead Hall, Brighouse

Blackburn, MaryRef 160-2981
[1817-1886] Daughter of Thomas Blackburn.

She married Benjamin Howe

Mary and her siblings, Benjamin and Grace were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, PCRef 160-3347
[18??-1???] Brighouse constable

Blackburn, PCRef 160-2914
[18??-19??] He served at Todmorden Police Station for 9 years. In July 1900, he was transferred to Thornhill, near Dewsbury

Blackburn, SamRef 160-2470
[1851-1905] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

He was a cotton spinner / a partner in Thomas Blackburn & Sons / a director of the Albert Hall Company Limited / involved in the management of the Parish Church day schools in Brighouse / vice-president of Rastrick Constitutional Club / a member of the executive of Elland Division Conservative Association / a member of Brighouse Borough Club.

He never married.

He lived at Brow Lee, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse [1905].

He died of cancer of the liver.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, SamuelRef 160-7000
[1860-1897] Son of Joseph Blackburn.

In 1877, he married Harriet Morris in West Derby, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Cora Catherine
  2. Joseph
  3. Grace Hannah [b 1896] who married [Edmonton 1929] Edward A. Fowler

In 1911, children Joseph and Grace Hannah [b 1896] were living with aunt Hannah Elizabeth Blackburn at Bonegate Cottage, Brighouse

Blackburn, SeckerRef 160-2653
[1848-1920] Of Brighouse.

He was landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Brighouse [1894, 1901]. He was retired in 1911.

In 1872, he married Hannah Sarah Mellor [1846-19??] from Bradford, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1876]
  2. Annie [b 1879] who was a day school teacher [1901, 1911]
  3. Ernest [b 1882] who was a draughtsman, and a traveller [1911]

The family lived at 29 Bryn Terrace, Brighouse [1911]

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-6
[17??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Benjamin

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-5
[1756-1810] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born 1st January 1756.

He was a cloth merchant & dealer / a member of the White Cloth Hall, Leeds.

In 1756, he was one of a number of woollen workers in Leeds whose petition


against the increasing number of scribbling machines which was proliferating in the Leeds area
 

was published in local newspapers.

On 10th November 1776, he married Hannah Parker [1750-1789] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.


Hannah was born 23rd July 1750
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

Hannah died at Cad Beeston [28th February 1789].

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Thomas died 30th September 1810 (aged 54).

He was buried at Ebenezer Chapel, Leeds

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-133
[1779-1849] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born in Cad Beeston, Leeds [1st September 1779].

He was a forebear of the Blackburn family of Brighouse.

In 1820, he moved to Scholes, where he was a woollen manufacturer. He later moved to the Old Water Mill, Clifton Bridge.

He had a rope walk alongside Clifton Beck there.

From the early 1800s, he had business, Thomas Blackburn & Son at Phoenix Mill, Brighouse where he was a cotton spinner and manufacturer, maker of all descriptions of cotton mill bands, ropes for driving purposes, and tapes suitable for worsted, silk and cotton machinery. He employed 100 workers [1890].

In 1862, he built Atlas Mill, Brighouse. He owned the neighbouring Broad Holme Mill, Brighouse.

He married Hannah Robinson [1780-1849].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1800-1859] of Wilkin Royd House
  2. Joseph
  3. Thomas
  4. Mary
  5. Grace
  6. Benjamin
  7. Samuel
  8. Sarah

The family lived at

He & members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse


Question: A portrait of Thomas, seated at his desk, used to hang in Wilkin Royd House. It was amongst a number of paintings sold off in the 1940s. Does anyone know where it is now? Can you send me a photo of the work?

 

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-1664
[1807-1879] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born in Leeds.

Baptised in Thornhill, Dewsbury [19th July 1807].

In 1835, he began cotton spinning in Hightown.

He moved to Victoria Mill, Brighouse.

He built mills in Brighouse: Phoenix Mill [1841] and then Atlas Mill [1862] and Broadholme Mill.

He built housing on Wakefield Road and George Street primarily for his workers at Phoenix Mill.

He was a cotton band spinner [1851] / a cotton manufacturer employing 30 hands [1861] / a land owner, mill owner and cotton spinner [1871] / a partner in Thomas Blackburn & Sons / Chairman of the Brighouse Local Board [for a term 1870].

On 13th September 1831, he married Elizabeth Kitson [1812-1889] in Dewsbury.


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Kitson
 

Children:

  1. William Kitson
  2. George Frederick
  3. Hannah [b 1836]
  4. Jabez [1837-1847]
  5. Rebecca [1839-1898] who married Charles Jones Ormerod
  6. Hugh [b 1840]
  7. Clement
  8. Sam

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

In 1870, Thomas bought Manor Farm and 75% of the property in the village of Foggathorpe, East Yorkshire.

In 1873, he bought Foggathorpe House Farm and built the present Black Swan to accommodate his hunting parties. The Black Swan opened in 1874.

The same year, he created Bell Farm from land that had belonged to the pub.

He also bought land in other parishes.

Thomas died in 1879.

His son Clement; bought more property in the village: Oak Farm [1896], Grange Farm [1904] and Willow Farm [1913]. Altogether, they owned about 1100 acres and created what was virtually an estate village

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-10
[1819-1876] Son of William Blackburn.

Born 2nd September 1818.

He was a general dealer in Halifax / a long established hardware merchant at 2 [?] Union Street, Halifax.

He married Sarah [1822-1872].

Children:

  1. Andrew [b 1846] who was an assistant in the hardware shop [1861]
  2. Arthur [b 1846]
  3. Sarah [b 1847]
  4. Thomas [b 1848]
  5. (possibly) William
  6. John Herbert who died 14th August 1899 (aged 18 months) & was buried with his parents
  7. Harry [1852-2nd July 1872] who was buried with his parents
  8. Samuel who died 14th May 1858 (aged 14 months) & was buried with his parents
  9. Mary [b 1855]
  10. Fred [b 1862]

Thomas died 6th June 1876 (aged 57).

Sarah died 4th June 1872 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 339]

Blackburn, ThomasRef 160-2651
[1858-1909] Son of Joseph Blackburn.

Born 5th June 1858.

He was a cotton band manufacturer / partner in Thomas Blackburn & Son.

Photographs suggest that he may have been a member of the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

On 8th November 1880, he married Mary Ellen Sutcliffe.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of William Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Elsie
  2. Florence Margery [1887-1888]
  3. Winifred [died 19??] who married John Garforth
  4. Mary [died 1942]
  5. Benjamin Thomas Sutcliffe

In 1897, he left Thomas Blackburn & Son and went to live in Ainsdale, Stockport.

He took up a post with Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company at Hunts Cross, Manchester.

He retained his property interests in Brighouse.

He died at Ainsdale, Southport [4th June 1909].

After his death, his wife and children returned to live at Wilkin Royd House, Brighouse.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blackburn, Thomas KitsonRef 160-3
[1909-1994] Son of Clement Blackburn.

Born in Halifax.

In 1932, he and his mother Bertha went to live at The Grange, in the village of Foggathorpe, East Yorkshire.

They were the first Blackburns to live in Foggathorpe where his father and grandfather had acquired about 1100 acres of land and created what was virtually an estate village.

He was the last Lord of the Manor before he sold the lot in 1973.

His interests were country sports and polo. He was Master of the Foxhounds of the York and Ainsty Hunt [1946 to 1951].

In [Q4] 1950, he married Edwina Mary Piercy [1924-1986] in York District.

Children:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Thomas

He was buried at Bubwith

Blackburn, WilliamRef 160-7
[1777-18??] Son of Thomas Blackburn.

Born 10th September 1777.

On 28th February 1805, he married Isabella Render at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary [b 14th June 1807] who married Mr Morrison
  3. Susannah [b 5th March 1808]
  4. Henry P [b 15th May 1811] who was a dyer at Airedale Dye Works, Kirkstall & married Susannah Gill [8th June 1832-11/December 1855]
  5. Hannah [b 6th April 1813-1892] who married Thomas Avison
  6. Samuel R [b 6th February 1815] who was partner with his brother John as solicitor
  7. Thomas
  8. Benjamin [6th February 1821-26/7/1827] who died at Kilmainham and was buried at Dublin Chapel [This suggest that William was stationed in Dublin at the time, possibly with British Army]
  9. Sarah Ann Render [17th December 1823-1874] who married Thomas Denbigh Tordoff

Most members of the family remained in Leeds.

Isabella died 16th January 1832

Blackburn, WilliamRef 160-1590
[18??-19??] Partner in Blackburn & Bray

Blackburn, WilliamRef 160-2798
[1847-1911] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner (employer) [1911].

In [Q2] 1869, he married Ruth Holt [1847-19??] from Northowram.

Children:

  1. William [b 1874] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  2. Percy [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  3. Edgar [b 1889] who was an accountant (student) [1911]
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The family lived at Fern Bank, Halifax [1911]

Blackburn, WilliamRef 160-11
[1850-1909] Son of Thomas Blackburn / John Blackburn.

He was the proprietor of the Temperance Hotel, Halifax [1895], taking over from his uncle, Robert Maude

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1875]
  2. Fred [b 1877]
  3. Arthur [b 1880]
  4. Louisa [1885-1949] who never married, & was in business as a milliner with premises in halifax
  5. Guy [b 1885]

William died 15th March 1909

Blackburn, William KitsonRef 160-2221
[1832-1915] Eldest son of Thomas Blackburn.

Baptised at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [9th September 1832].

He was a cotton spinner [1861, 1871, 1881] / partner in Thomas Blackburn & Sons

In 1881, he married Jane Mann [1834-1924] in Caistor, Lincolnshire.

They lived at

The couple & other members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

 

The Blackburn family of BrighouseRef 160-1910
They had interests in the local cotton spinning industry.

Thomas Blackburn was an early member of the family.

The Blackburn Family Trust was wound up in 1977, when the family's property – including Phoenix House – was sold.

Mark Blackburn is not directly linked to the Blackburn family of cotton spinners.

See Blackburn Buildings, Brighouse

Blackburn surnameRef 160-1

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

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Blackburn, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Blackburn:


Marriages 1882, 1889, 1924, 1932, 1935, 1936; Death 1907
 



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