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Birtwhistle, ArthurRef 423-2758
[1870-19??] ARCM.

Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister. His brother William was brought up by his grandmother, Rachel Greenwood.

He studied the organ and taught his brother, William

Birtwhistle, EdwinRef 423-1591
[1847-1881]

He died 3rd November 1881 (aged 34).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3716]

Birtwhistle, EdwinRef 423-581
[1850-1925] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic/fitter [1875].

In 1875, he married Ann Naylor [1850-1930] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1878-1932] who married [1911] Egerton Hey [1880-1942]
  2. Emily [1879-1956] who married Thomas Fearnley
  3. Samuel [1884-1938]
  4. Arnold [b 1887] who emigrated to Canada and fought with the Canadian Forces during World War I
  5. Amy [b 1889]
  6. George

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 16 Ladywood Terrace, Halifax

Birtwhistle, FrancisRef 423-1723
[1785-1850] Son of Francis Birtwhistle.

Baptised in Halifax [31st July 1785].

He was a carpenter [1841].

On 20th April 1818, he married Ellen Wilson [1792-1862] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Skircoat.

She was a card setter [1841]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [bapt 19th July 1818] who married Joseph Thorp
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 28th May 1820]
  3. Nancy [bapt 30th December 1821]
  4. Sarah [b 1825; bapt 19th June 1825] who was a power loom weaver [1841], & married Joseph Noble
  5. Joshua [bapt 29th June 1828]
  6. Francis [b 1830; bapt 24th July 1831] who was a worsted spinner [1841], a carpenter [1851]
  7. Benjamin [b 1831; bapt 13th November 1832; d 12th February 1876] who was a blacksmith [1851] & was buried with his parents

The family lived at

  • Mount Pellon, Halifax [1841]
  • Mount Pellon, Halifax (when son Francis was head of the household, with his mother & brother Benjamin) [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were daughter Mary & her children.

Francis died 4th January 1850 (aged 64).

Ellen died 22nd March 1862 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2931] with grandson William Noble [1859-1903]

Birtwhistle, GeorgeRef 423-1031
[1893-1916] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

He was a steamer (stuff dyeing & finishing works) [1911] / an employee of Walnut Street dye works / a labourer [1915].

He lived at 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [1st May 1915] and served as a Rifleman with the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

He died of wounds in 26 Field Ambulance [5th January 1916] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd January 1916].

He was buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I D 73].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Birtwhistle, GeorgeRef 423-577
[1894-1917] Son of Edwin Birtwhistle.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher at with B. S. S. Smith & Sons Limited at Stannary Works.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force.

He was killed by an enemy shell whilst unloading ammunition [7th August 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th August 1917].

He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II E 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Birtwhistle, JamesRef 423-1575
[1797-1864] Born in Halifax.

He was a wheelwright [1841] / an iron founder [1851].

Around 1831, he married Mary [1791-18??].


Mary was born in Weymouth, Dorset
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1831]
  2. Thomas [b 1834]
  3. Jane [b 1835]
  4. James [b 1837]
  5. Sarah [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Mount Pellon, Halifax [1841]
  • 7 Ring O' Bells Yard, Halifax [1851]

James died 26th July 1864 (aged 67).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3716]

Birtwhistle, JamesRef 423-4
[1808-1873]

He married Elizabeth [1817-1895].

Children:

  1. James [1849-15th January 1885]
  2. William [1857-16th March 1876]

James died 18th March 1873 (aged 65).

Elizabeth died 11th August 1895 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1377]

Birtwhistle, James FirthRef 423-793
[1840-1903] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

Born in Halifax.

He was an errand boy [1851] / a cordwainer [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a yarn warehouseman [1881] / a worsted warehouseman [1891] / a yarn warehouseman [1901].

In [Q4] 1865, he married (1) Mary Ann Milligan [1842-1897] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Tom who died 14th February 1866 (aged 3 months), & was buried with his parents
  2. George Thomas who died 26th July 1871 (aged 1 year), & was buried with his parents
  3. Ruth E. [b 1878]

Mary Ann died 11th January 1897 (aged 54).

In [Q3] 1898, he married (2) Elizabeth Moore [1848-1936] in Halifax.

James died 7th May 1903 (aged 62).

An Elizabeth Birtwhistle died in Halifax [Q1 1936] (aged 88).

The family lived at

  • 7 Crossley Court, Fleet Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 3 Fleet Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was married sister Emily Longley [b  1848] (char woman).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3520] with James's siblings: Mary Ann Birtwhistle [1837-27th September 1866], & George Birtwhistle [1857-18th February 1915]

Birtwhistle, JohnRef 423-3343
[1842-1884] Of Halifax.

On 19th January 1884, he went to the Westward Tavern, Halifax and played dominoes with another man for some beer. A third man, John Henry Charnock, had a bet with Birtwhistle. Birtwhistle lost and there was a dispute over whether or not Charnock had won 10d. A remark was made which upset Birtwhistle and he struck Charnock on the mouth. Charnock hit Birtwhistle a violent blow on the nose and knocked him down, his head coming into violent contact with the floor. Charnock and another man carried Birtwhistle home. He died on 10th February 1884.

At the trial, Charnock said that he was sorry for what has occurred and offered to pay a sum of money to Birtwhistle's widow. The Judge said that, although he could send the prisoner to gaol, in which case no-one would benefit. Instead, he ordered Charnock to keep the peace for 12 months

Birtwhistle, Joseph PriestleyRef 423-2343
[1804-18??] Son of William Birtwhistle.

Accountant, auditor, estate agent and insurance agent. He set up in business in 1863. He was Secretary of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society at Crown Street, Halifax [1874].

He had business at Crossley Chambers, Northgate, Halifax [1881].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Annie Mabeth [b 1872] who married William Jessop Storer

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef 423-428
[1814-1871] Of Halifax.

Son of William Birtwhistle.

He became a boot and shoe-maker. He joined his father's business [1822].

On 3rd November 1836, he married Harriet Stott [1817-1863].


Harriet came from Stainland
 

Children: several including

  1. William Henry
  2. Emily [1847-1920] who never married
  3. John
  4. Harriet [1858-1859] who died aged 14 months
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child

The family lived at 34 Great Albion Street, Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef 423-1048
[1816-1???] He was a boot maker [1851] / a cordwainer [1861, 1871] / a cordwainer bootmaker [1881].

He married Ruth [1816-1876].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1837-27th September 1866], who was a hand loom weaver of carpets [1851], a worsted spinner [1861], & was buried with brother James Firth
  2. James Firth
  3. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  4. Fanny [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a cotton winder [1871], a worsted winder [1881] & married Greenwood Hanson
  5. Thomas
  6. George [1857-18th February 1915] who was a rug dresser carpet works [1881], & was buried with brother James Firth

The family lived at

  • 19 Fleet Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]
  • 22 Fleet Street, Halifax [1871]

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef 423-1329
[1829-1885] He was a printer & publisher / joint partner at the Courier with John Dyson Hutchinson / partner in T. & W. Birtwhistle / a newspaper proprietor employing 14 men & 9 boys [1881].

In 1866, he married Sarah A. Baxendale.

Children:

  1. Emily [1861-19??] who married Thomas Palethorpe

The family lived at

He died 6th March 1885.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £6,852 19/10d.

His will was proved by Thomas Palethorpe and Henry John Palethorpe (of Leeds) 

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef 423-1592
[1833-1860] Grocer in Halifax.

Thomas died 28th September 1860 (aged 27).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3716]

Birtwhistle, ThomasRef 423-1030
[1851-1923] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

Born in Halifax.

He was deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age / a wood carver [1871, 1881, 1893, 1901] / a wood carver (furniture trade) [1911].

In 1893, he married Margaret Ann Taylor [1864-1925] in Salford.


Margaret Ann was born in Peersall, Lancashire.

She was also deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age.

She was a wrapper-up (toffee manufactory) 

 

Children:

  1. George
  2. James [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 32 Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Elizabeth J Taylor [b 1867] (cotton reeler) who was also deaf & dumb from childhood

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-2757
[1???-18??] He had a boot and shoe making business in Bull Green, Halifax [1822], and at 4 Cabbage Lane, Halifax [1834].

He married Hannah Darnborough.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. Thomas
  12. child
  13. child

He was buried in the Birtwhistle family plot [Plot Number 3936] at Halifax General Cemetery

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-1663
[17??-18??]

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1802-20th August 1856] who never married
  2. Jane [b 17th February 1807; bapt Square Chapel, Halifax 22nd March 1807; d 19th February 1891] who married Rev Joseph Priestley
  3. Mary Ann [1817-30th January 1895] who never married

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4037]

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-3
[1787-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1841] / a carpenter & farmer of 5½ acres [1851].

Around 1817, he married Elizabeth [1789-18??].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1817] who was a butcher [1841]
  2. Alexander [b 1820] who was a spice maker [1841]
  3. Sidney [b 1823] who was a woolsorter [1841]
  4. John [b 1830]

The family lived at

  • New Pellon, Halifax [1841, 1851]

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Tom Birtwhistle [b  1845]

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-76
[1789-1862] Born in Halifax.

He was printer & publisher of Broad Street, Halifax / printer & publisher of 22 Northgate, Halifax [1829] / a contributor (£100) towards the building of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1835] / an agent for The Leeds Mercury [1838, 1839] / a stationer [1841] / printer & publisher of 22 Northgate, Halifax [1850] / a bookseller [1851] / partner in T. & W. Birtwhistle.

He married (1) Susannah [1789-1848].

Children:

  1. Susannah [1817-24th December 1847] who was buried with her parents
  2. Grace [1820-15th December 1851] who was buried with her parents
  3. Elizabeth [b 1823] who was assisting her father [1851]
  4. Ellen [b 1826]
  5. Thomas [b 1829]
  6. William [b 1830]

Susannah died 7th February 1848 (aged 59).

In [Q1] 1851, he married (2) Sarah Potterton [1795-1868] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

The family lived at

  • Northgate, Halifax [1841]
  • Savile Road, Halifax [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] was Martha Birtwhistle [b 1786].

William died 25th July 1862 (aged 73).

Sarah died 19th December 1868 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 231].

See Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-2
[1808-1856]

He married Ruth [1801-1864].

William died 1st August 1856 (aged 48).

Ruth died 29th February 1864 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3461]

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-1611
[1809-1866] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter [1841, 1851] / a choir master and composer / a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street

He married Susannah Priestley [1813-1881].


Susannah was born in Wheatley
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [May 1837-11th November 1837]
  2. Joseph Priestley
  3. Hannah [1842-2nd July 1887]
  4. Mary [March 1844-13th March 1846]
  5. James William [b 1847]
  6. Frederick [August 1849-22nd August 1858]
  7. Ellen [June 1852-13th March 1855]
The family lived at

  • Lister Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Yard, Woolshops [1851]

William died 13th February 1866 (aged 57).

Susannah died 24th May 1881 (aged 68).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2457]. with daughter Hannah.

The children were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Birtwhistle, WilliamRef 423-2759
[1871-19??] Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood. His brother Arthur; was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister.

His brother, Arthur taught him to play the organ. He was organist at Heath Congregational Church

Birtwhistle, William HenryRef 423-390
[1846-1871] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

At the age of 5, he followed his older sisters into factory work where they sorted hair to make brushes.

He became a carpet weaver with a business at Bull Green, Halifax.

He played the organ at Sion Congregational Church.

In 1869, he married Ruth Ann Greenwood [1847-1874] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was also a carpet weaver
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. William

The family lived at 15 Brinton Terrace, Halifax.

William died of TB before the birth of their son, William. 3 years later, Ruth also died of TB.

After their parents' deaths, Arthur was cared for by Maria Wilson, Ruth's married sister, and William was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

 

Birtwhistle surnameRef 423-1
The name probably originated in places in Lancashire or Yorkshire. There are several entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Birtwhistle, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Birtwhistle:


Marriages 1852, 1859, 1919, 1923
 



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