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Braithwaite, ClarenceRef 504-927
[1898-1918] Son of James Braithwaite.

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

He was killed in action [23rd March 1918].

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

Braithwaite, EdwinRef 504-1254
[1865-19??] Born in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire.

He was a farmer's man [1901] / a government road man (GPO telegraphs) [1911] / a driver [1914].

In [Q4] 1886, he married Matilda Cook [1866-19??].

Matilda was born in West Cowick, East Riding


  1. George R. [b 1885] who was a millhand [1901], a carter  [1911]
  2. Rose Annie [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1911] and  married Lewis Smith
  3. William Henry
  4. John Fred [b 1898] who was an under piecer [1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 10 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

They lived at

  • 1 Boothstead, Warley [1901]
  • 1 Cromwell Mount, Warley [1911]

Braithwaite, FrederickRef 504-2833
[18??-1???] A police constable at Halifax.

On 2nd August 1873, William Steele, Tom Hartley and Martin Williams were found guilty of wounding Braithwaite with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, on 14th June 1873.

Braithwaite, GeoffreyRef 504-1631
[1911-1944] Son of Kate Maud & Reginald Tom Braithwaite.

He married Mary.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer Class II with the 1st Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 17th September 1944 (aged 33).

He was buried at Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II B 3]

Braithwaite, Rev GeorgeRef 504-759
[1709-1798] He was trained at Kendal before becoming Minister at Elland Unitarian Chapel [1740].

He conformed and became Curate at Lightcliffe [1746], and Curate at Rastrick [1748-1766].

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

He was chaplain to Sir George Savile in Nottinghamshire.

At Rastrick, he was accused of

failing to perform divine service, profanity, drunkenness, immorality, gaming, fornication with Mercy Lacey of Rastrick and begetting a male bastard child

He died at Rastrick

Braithwaite, IrvineRef 504-802
[1899-1975] Born in Barkisland.

On 29th September 1928, he married Lilian Hollas in Barkisland

Lilian was the daughter of
Harry Hollas

Braithwaite, JamesRef 504-925
[1874-1948] Born in Stainland.

He was a paper maker's labourer [1897].

On 20th January 1897, he married Frances Parkin [1874-1954] in Halifax.

Frances was born in Stainland

Child: Clarence Braithwaite

Braithwaite, JohnRef 504-1201
[1813-1877] He was a servant [1841] / a coachman [1851] / (possibly) landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1859, 1864] / Halifax cab and carriage proprietor master, employing 5 men [1861] / a cab proprietor [1871].

On 30th October 1836, he married Ellen Brown [1816-1863] at All Saints Church, Harewood.


  1. Hannah [1837-1919] born in Staveley, Yorkshire, who  married William Brear
  2. Mary Ann [1839-1893] who married William Henry Pickles
  3. Thomas
  4. William [b 1843]

They lived at

  • Fieldhouse, Bull Close, Halifax [1841]
  • 8 Harrison Road [1851]
  • White Lion Yard, Cheapside, Halifax [1861]
  • 17 North Parade, Halifax [1871]

In 1871, they were living with Hannah and William Brear

Braithwaite, Percy DoddRef 504-1174
[1888-1967] Son of Robert Braithwaite.

Born in Darlington, County Durham [27th June 1888].

He was a resident scholar at the Crossley Orphanage [1901] / a draper's assistant in lodgings at 21 Balls Road, Birkenhead [1911] / in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve [1903-1922] / initiated into the Freemasons at Widnes, Cheshire [13 July 1921] / a draper [1921] / a draper (buyer) [1939].

During World War I, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Mersey Division Royal Navy.

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1920, he married Helen Machin in Prescot Reg. District

They lived at 71 Highfield Road, Widnes [1939]

Living with them [in 1939] were Percy's sisters Helen Braithwaite & Fannie Ruth Braithwaite. and Alfred Machin [b 28th January 1882] (schoolmaster).

Percy died in St Helens [Q1 1967] (aged 78) 

Braithwaite, RobertRef 504-1699
[1818-1901] Born in Otley.

He was a basket maker [1861, 1881].

He married Hannah [1819-1897].

Hannah was born in Rutland


  1. Walter [b 1843] who was a basket maker [1861]
  2. Sam
  3. Robert [1847-1866] who was a basket maker and was buried  with his parents
  4. Hannah [b 1851] who was at art school [1861]
  5. Alfred [b 1852] who was a plate layer [1881]
  6. John A. [b 1854]
  7. Emma [1858-1913] who married Walter Cheetham

The family lived at

  • 21 Paradise Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 13 Hume Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Milner Royd, Sowerby [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson Herbert Braithwaite

Hannah died 14th May 1897 (aged 78).

Robert died 10th January 1901 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2307] with granddaughter Jane Greenwood and her husband Walter

Braithwaite, RobertRef 504-533
[1854-1891] Born in Kirkby Stephen.

He was a clerk [1891].

In [Q1] 1882, he married Margaret Dodd in East Ward, Westmorland.

Margaret was born in Kirkby Stephen, the daughter of
John Dodd


  1. Ernest [b 1883]
  2. Fanny Ruth [b 23rd May 1884] who was a dressmaker's  apprentice [1901], a dressmaker [1911]
  3. Percy Dodd
  4. Helen [b 15th December 1889]

They lived at

  • Main Street, Kirkby Stephen [with Margaret's parents 1891]
  • High Street, Kirkby Stephen [1901, 1911]

Robert died in East Ward, Westmorland [Q2 1891] (aged 37).

Living with the widowed Margaret (living on own means) [in 1901, 1911] were her sisters Jane Dodd [b 1865] & Mary I Dodd [b 1877]

Braithwaite, SamRef 504-660
[1845-1???] Son of Robert Braithwaite.

Born in Tadcaster.

He was a wire drawer [1881].

In [Q4] 1872, he married Amelia Ellis in Halifax.


  1. John [b 1869]
  2. Ellis [b 1875]
  3. Lily [b 1877]
  4. Jane [1879-1904] who married Walter Greenwood

The family lived (with Sam's parents) at 13 Hume Street, Halifax [1881]

Braithwaite, ThomasRef 504-9200
[1841-1915] Son of John Braithwaite.

Born in Halifax.

He was a coach builder master employing 3 men [1871] / a coach builder master [1881] / a carriage manufacturer [1891] / a coach builder & auctioneer [1901] / out of business (auctioneer) [1911].

On 8th February 1866, he married Mary Jane Wadsworth [1844-1920] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Frederick Charles [1867-1935]
  2. Harry Browne [1868-1914] who was a draper's  assistant [1911]
  3. Annie Helena [1871-1958]
  4. John [1873-1951] who was a coach-builder's  apprentice [1891], a coach builder [1901, 1911]
  5. Lewis George Wadsworth [1874-1938]
  6. Reginald Tom [1877-1940]
  7. Leonard Ralph [1878-1942]
  8. William Stanley
  9. Ellen Maud [1885-1973]

In 1891, 1901, 1911, the children were living with their aunt Hannah and her husband William Brear.

They lived at

  • 15 St James Road, Halifax [1871]
  • 40 Pitt Street, Barnsley [1881]
  • 7 Regent Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Carlton Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 29 St Albans Avenue, Halifax [1911]

Thomas died at 29 St Albans Avenue [22nd April 1915].

Mary Jane died at New Grange, Bradshaw [29th August 1920].

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Thomas [26th April 1915]; Mary Jane [1st September 1920]

Braithwaite, WalterRef 504-308
[1843-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a basket maker [1871].

In [Q2] 1864, he married Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1839-1???] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Bryan John [1865-1870]
  2. Jenny Elizabeth [1866-1870]
  3. Walter [b 1870]

They lived at 2 Raglan Street, Halifax [1871].

Elizabeth died 22nd April 1871 (aged 32).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2511] with Walter Cheetham

Braithwaite, WilliamRef 504-2299
[18??-18??] Picture frame, looking-glass, barometer & thermometer manufacturer at 11 Bull Green, Halifax [1845]

Braithwaite, William HenryRef 504-1256
[1896-1916] Son of Edwin Braithwaite.

Born in West Cowick, East Riding.

He was a bobbin doffer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [1914] and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916] (aged 20).

The Halifax Courier [30th September 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

One of his brothers and brother-in-law Lewis Smith also served in World War I

Braithwaite, William StanleyRef 504-9602
[1882-19??] Son of Thomas Braithwaite.

On 8th April 1911, he sailed to Canada from Liverpool on the SS Lusitania


Braithwaite surnameRef 504-1
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