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Broadbent, Mr
[1???-19??] Co-founder of Mitchell & Broadbent

Broadbent, Abel
[1833-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a railway drayman [1891] / a carrier [1894].

He married Elizabeth [1834-1???].


 

Children:

  1. William H [b 1857] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  2. George

The family lived at

  • 5 Arnold Street, Halifax [1891]

Broadbent, Alan Stewart
[1923-1944] He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School / scoutmaster at St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Brighouse / employed at Huddersfield Employment Exchange. He lived at Co-Op House, Clifton.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant / Flight Engineer with the 166th Squadron with the Royal Air Force.

He was reported missing over Brunswick.

He died 28th May 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 21 C 5-8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton

Broadbent, Allan Robinson
[1923-1944] Son of Gertrude & Albert Robinson Broadbent of Rastrick.

During World War II, he served as a Flying Officer with the 7th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 14th January 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Hanover War Cemetery [Coll Grave 3 G 4-11]

Broadbent, Arthur
[1917-1942] Son of Gertrude Annie & Lawrence Broadbent of 24 Eldon Place, Halifax.

He worked for Paton & Baldwin's.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 13th April 1942 (aged 25).

He was buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Brandesburton [R.A.F. 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

Broadbent, Betty
[1786-1852] She had 2 sons:

  1. William
  2. James
- father unknown

Broadbent, C. S.
[1???-18??] He wrote several pieces for the Yorkshire Magazine [1871]. He wrote a booklet entitled Hullen Edge

Broadbent, Charles
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Norland [1835]

Broadbent, Charles
[17??-18??] Partner in Samuel Broadbent & Company

Broadbent, David
[1797-18??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton twister [1841, 1851] / a silk twister [1861].

Around 1822, he married Susanna [1801-18??].


Susanna was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1822] who was a wool dyer [1841]
  2. Charles [b 1824] who was a cart driver [1841]
  3. Edward [b 1826] who was a wool spinner [1841], a worsted dyer [1851]
  4. Squire [b 1828] who was a wool spinner [1841]
  5. Bates [b 1830] who was a woollen dyer [1851]
  6. Luke
  7. Dina [b 1834] who was a woollen worker [1851]
  8. Susanna [b 1836] who was a woollen piecer [1851], a worsted mill hand [1861]
  9. Alice [b 1839] who was a woollen piecer [1851], a worsted drawer [1861]
  10. David [b 1844] who was a woollen tenterer [1861]

The family lived at Wood Nook, Norland [1841, 1851, 1861]

Broadbent, David
[1893-1917] Born in Brearley.

He was a carding engine tenter.

He lived at Top Lane, Brearley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], and in the book Royd Regeneration

Broadbent, Donald
[1919-1958] Son of George Arthur Broadbent.

He never married.

After the deaths of his parents, Donald took over at the Clarence Hotel, Halifax [1957-1958].

He died in Northowram Hall Hospital [29th November 1958].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,567 6/8d.

Probate was granted to Charles Gordon Woodward and Harry Ludlam

Broadbent, Eli
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Old Lindley [1835]

Broadbent, Eli
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Broadbent, Eli
[1801-18??] He was a weaver of Sod, Sowerby / a farmer [1841].

He married Mary [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1821] who was a weaver [1841]
  2. Ann [b 1826] who was a weaver [1841]
  3. Eli
  4. Elizabeth [b 1831]
  5. William [b 1835]

The family lived at Clough Bank, Sowerby [1841]

Broadbent, Eli
[1826-1876] Son of Eli Broadbent.

Born in Sowerby.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [5th March 1826].

He was a hand loom weaver [1851] / a woollen weaver [1861] / a weaver [1863] / an important figure in the early history of Sowerby Methodist Sunday School.

In [Q2] 1846, he married Hannah Speak [1826-1885] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Sowerby, and baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [10th February 1826].

She was the daughter of Sally & Eli Speak, a weaver of Redbrink.

She was a hand loom weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. James [b 1847] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1861]
  2. Mary [1849-1866]
  3. John [b 1851]
  4. Sarah [b 1852]
  5. Elizabeth [1855-1879]
  6. Ann / Anne [b 1857]
  7. Hannah [1859-1880]
  8. Emily [1862-1891]
  9. Lydia [b 27th December 1862]
  10. Jane [1865-1882]

The family lived at Sodd, Halifax [1851]; 8 Rattenrow Moor, Sowerby [1861]; Rattenrow Moor, Sowerby [1863]; Dob, Sowerby [1871]

Eli died in Halifax [9th July 1876] (aged 50).

Hannah died 25th January 1885 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Rooley Lane Wesleyan Methodist Church, Sowerby

Broadbent, Eric
[1922-1944] Son of Muriel & James Edward Broadbent of 38 Savile Park Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Trinity School / a member of Halifax Technical School Cricket Club / a member of St Peter's Church, Sowerby / captain of Halifax Rugby Supporter's Club / employed in the Halifax Borough Engineer's Department.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1941], and he served as a Flight Lieutenant with the 103rd Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died in hospital from wounds sustained in a Halifax bomber shot down over Stuttgart [29th July 1944] (aged 22).

He was buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 11 D 20].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, Francis Gerald
[1916-1943] Son of George Arthur Broadbent.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / educated at Halifax Modern School / employed as a trainee chemist with Halifax Co-operative Society.

In [Q2] 1942, he married Lucy Martin in Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and served as a Sergeant / Air Bomber with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a flying accident [13th May 1943].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 248].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, Frank
[1897-1918] Son of Mrs Emily Broadbent of 1 Wadsworth Yard, New Bond Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Providence Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Queens Road / employed by Smithson's, cloth finishers, of Horton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died on dysentery in Croydon Hospital [9th November 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [A 131].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, Fred
[1881-1917] Son of Sarah & Jonas Broadbent of Sowerby.

Born in Sowerby.

He married Mary Alice.

They lived at Great Horton, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [12th January 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France [Grave Ref IV F 6]

Broadbent, Frederick
[18??-1904] He was an engine driver [1881] / a railway engine driver [1891, 1901] / landlord of the Turk's Head beerhouse, Sowerby Bridge [1904].

On 21st September 1879, he married Ruth Stancliffe [1855-19]?? at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Lucetta [b 1880] who was a woollen burler [1901]

The family lived at

  • Prospect Terrace, Norland [1881]
  • Bank Cottages, Sowerby [1891, 1901]

After Frederick's death, Ruth took over at the Turk's Head [1905].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

He died at the Turk's Head [24th February 1904].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £110 11/7d.

On 26th March 1906, daughter Lucetta married Harry Graham [1879-19??] at Elland Parish Church.

Shortly afterwards, the couple emigrated to the USA along with Ruth. In 1930, they were all living in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island

Broadbent, George
[18??-1917] Of Hipperholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in the Battle of Arras [3rd May 1917].

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Broadbent, George
[1850-1918] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner (worker) [1901] / a confectionery shop keeper [1911].

On 11th October 1873, he married (1) Ellen Hollas [1851-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was the daughter of
Joseph Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Joe [1878-1945]

In [Q4] 1885, he married (2) Maria [1858-1937] in Halifax.


Maria [née Pellington] was the widow of Thomas Bottomley.

She had a son by her first marriage: Edgar

 

Children:

  1. Willie [1880-1953] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a clerk (floorcloth manufacturer) [1911]
  2. Fred [1888-1943] who was a shop assistant (confectioners) [1911]
  3. Ellen / (Nellie) [b 1894] who was a shop assistant (confectioners) [1911]
  4. Edith [1896-1972] who was an apprentice designer (carpet manufacturer) [1911]
  5. Harold

The family lived at

  • 105 Rochdale Road, Soyland [1901]
  • 17 Hollins Street, Triangle [1911]
  • 31 Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1918, 1937]

George died 19th February 1918.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £160.

Administration was granted to his widow Maria.

Maria died 12th November 1937 Probate records show that she left effects valued at £485 12/6d.

Probate was granted to son Willie

Broadbent, George
[1869-1918] Son of Abel Broadbent.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a Brussels carpet creeler [1891] / a labourer of 5 Arnold Street [1894] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dyehouse labourer [1911].

In 1894, he married Emily Barber at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Emily, of 9 Wood Square, Boothtown, was the daughter of George Barber
 

Children:

  1. George Arthur [b 1895] who was a creeler carpet works [1911]
  2. Herbert
  3. Harold [b 1899] who was a part time worsted doffer [1911]
  4. Grace [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 18 Bedford Street, Lister Lane, Halifax
  • 18 Waterloo Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Crow Point, Boothtown, Halifax [1911]

Broadbent, George
[1894-1918] Son of Sarah Jane & Luke Broadbent of 2 Scotland, Midgley.

Born in Holmfirth.

He was a driver at Dawson's Quarry, Trimmingham.

During World War I, he volunteered [February 1916], and served as a Driver with B Battery 312th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed by shell fire whilst working with the ration waggon at Montmeaf, Rheims [20th July 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 12].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Providence Methodist Church, Midgley

Broadbent, George
[1894-1918] Son of Sarah Jane & Luke Broadbent of 2 Scotland, Midgley.

He was employed at Dawson's Quarry, Trimmingham.

During World War I, he volunteered [February 1916], and served as a Driver with B Battery 312th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed by shellfire whilst working on a ration waggon near Rheims [20th July 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 12].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Providence Methodist Church, Midgley

Broadbent, George Arthur
[1895-1954] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Millers' Inn, Halifax [1920-1924] / landlord of the Clarence Hotel, Halifax [1925-1954].

In 1915, he married Margaret Ellen Pearson [1892-1957] in Halifax.


Margaret Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Gerald Francis
  2. Donald

The family lived at

George Arthur died at Halifax General Hospital [25th June 1954].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,437 8/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Margaret Ellen and William Garfitt (accountant).

After his death, Margaret Ellen took over at the Clarence Hotel [1954-1957]

Margaret Ellen died in Halifax [19th July 1957].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,887 5/2d.

Probate was granted to The Yorkshire PennyBank Limited.

After her death, son Donald took over at the Clarence Hotel [1957-1958]

Broadbent, Gibson
[1890-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a mule spinner.

He lived at Lumbutts, and then at Cragg vale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died in a German POW camp [25th April 1918] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, on the Memorial at Saint John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Broadbent, Harold
[1890-1918] Son of Ada & Harry Broadbent of Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He married Ethel.

They lived at 31 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th June 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, France [Grave Ref I D 16]

Broadbent, Harold
[1898-1917] Son of George Broadbent.

Born in Ripponden.

He was employed by Fletcher Brothers dye works in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - formerly with the East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [20th November 1917].

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

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 5 & 6].

His half-brother Edgar Bottomley also died in the War

Broadbent, Henry
[16??-17??] Of Midgley. Quaker meetings were held at his home.

See John Elam and Abraham Hodgson

Broadbent, Henry
[18??-1???] In 1872, he founded Henry Broadbent Limited at Hollins Tool Works, Sowerby Bridge

Broadbent, Herbert
[1896-1917] Or Bertie.

Son of Jane Ann & George Broadbent of Morley, Leeds.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 310th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 15th April 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref III K 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, Herbert
[1897-1917] Son of George Broadbent.

He was a reeler in the dyehouse at Raglan Street Dye Works [1911], and then worked in the warehouse office.

He lived at 1 Drake Street, Boothtown, then at 2 The Clough, Pellon.

During World War I, he enlisted at Liverpool [19th May 1915], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He went out to Mesopotamia [February 1916].

He was killed in action in Mesopotamia [16th February 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq [Grave Ref 15], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, Isaac
[1865-1933] Son of James Broadbent.

Born in Southowram.

He was a wire drawer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1888, he married Florence Elizabeth Chadwick [1869-1946] in Halifax.


Florence Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1889] who died in infancy
  2. Ronald [b 1890] who died in infancy
  3. Leonard [b 1891] who was a piano tuner [1911]
  4. John Edward [b 1894] who was an assistant grocer [1911]
  5. Martha Emily [b 1896] who was a cotton twister [1911]
  6. Clifford [b 1903]
  7. Florence Lily [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 19 Albany street, Trooper Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 16 Albany Street, Trooper Lane, Southowram [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Isaac's brother William Henry [b 1859].

Isaac died 24th July 1933 (aged 68).

Florence Elizabeth died 29th December 1946 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F14]

Broadbent, J.
[18??-19??] During South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment Memorial

Broadbent, J.
[18??-19??] Of Hollings Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – contusions and shock – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Broadbent, James
[1736-17??] Son of Joseph Broadbent.

A charcoal-burner. He wove shalloons for J. C. Gautier. He served 6 years as a soldier.

He lived at Hall Gate, Mytholmroyd.

He was licensee at Barbary's, Mytholmroyd.

His father introduced him to William Deighton, and he became an informer against the Cragg Vale coiners. He led Deighton to John Sutcliffe and Thomas Clayton.

In October 1796, in return for Deighton's promise of 100 guineas – which never appeared – he signed an affidavit that he had seen David Hartley and James Jagger clipping coins at Bell House – see James Stansfield.

He attempted to get Hartley and Jagger released by withdrawing his statement, but the magistrate refused to accept the retraction, and the pair were put on trial. Hartley was executed in April 1770; Jagger was acquitted.

He was an informant against Matthew Normington and Robert Thomas for the murder of William Deighton. Broadbent was famously erratic, and his vacillation and changing evidence were amongst the reasons for the acquittal of the accused men

Broadbent, James
[18??-18??] He was a mason at Norland [1869].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Broadbent, James
[18??-19??] Partner in Broadbent Brothers & Blackburn.

He lived at Leith House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Broadbent, James
[1810-18??] Son of Betty Broadbent – father unknown.

Born near Midgley.

Baptised at Ebenezer Baptist Heptonstall [1810]

Broadbent, James
[1834-1875] Born in Sowerby.

He was a carter [1871].

He married Fanny [1834-1905].


Fanny was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1856] who was a worsted factory hand [1871]
  2. William Henry [1859-7th May 1904] who was a stone delver [1871, 1901]
  3. Ann [b 1860] who was a half-timer / worsted mill hand [1871]
  4. Mary [b 1863] who was a half-timer / worsted mill hand [1871]
  5. Isaac
  6. Martha [1869-10th November 1875]
  7. Friend [1871-17th November 1875]

The family lived at New Street, Southowram [1871].

James died 1st December 1875 (aged 41).

Fanny died 1st September 1905 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-N5]

Broadbent, Joe
[1870-19??] Son of John Broadbent.

Born in Norland.

He was a halftimer in worsted mill [1881] / a general labourer [1891] / a labourer of Lower Heath Hall [1897] / a dyer's crabber [1901] / a stover piece dyehouse woollens [1911].

In 1897, he married Fanny Nussey [1865-1???] at St Luke's Church, Norland.


Fanny, of Lower Hollin Edge, was the daughter of Jim Nussey, a shoe maker
 

Children:

  1. Dora [b 1898]
  2. Wilfred [b 1902]
  3. Edward Nussey [b 1904]

The family lived at

Broadbent, John
[1???-18??] Of Greetland.

He married Frances.

Children:

  1. Thomas [1837-14th June 1844]

Son Thomas was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: Q14] with William Broadbent Berry


Question: Does anyone know if/how this family is related to William Broadbent Berry?

 

Broadbent, John
[1810-1861] Of Pinfold, Norland.

He was a stone mason [1851].

On 20th August 1837, he married Mary Holdsworth [1815-1889] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Alfred [1839-1886]
  3. James [b 1844]
  4. Mary Hannah [1847-1921]
  5. Squire [1849-1912]
  6. John [1851-1853]
  7. Elizabeth [1853-1930]

John died in 1861.

John & son John were buried at St George's Church, Sowerby: John (junior) [27th January 1853]; John (senior) [2nd April 1861].

On 7th February 1885, Mary married (2) James Habergham at Elland Parish Church

Broadbent, John
[1832-1893] Born in Sowerby.

He was a grocer of Cragg Vale [1872] and a grocer & cotton worker [1881].

On 5th November 1854, he married Elizabeth Hinchliffe at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Joseph Hinchliffe
 

Children:

  1. James Richard [1855-1872]
  2. Mary Hannah [1858-1872]
  3. Louisa [1861-1948]
  4. Malinda [1865-1922]
  5. Amanda [1870-1872]

The family lived at East View, Cragg Vale [1893]

John died 25th August 1893.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £500 7/6d.

Probate was granted to Thomas Edwin Hinchliffe and Frederick Hinchliffe (mill manager).

The children were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [1872] with their Hinchliffe grandparents

Broadbent, John
[1845-1???] Son of James Broadbent.

Born in Norland.

He was a mechanic of Norland [1869] / a turner in an engine shop [1871, 1881] / a mechanic [1891, 1897]

In 1869, he married Mary Emma Barker [1847-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Emma Barker, of Norland, was the daughter of Joseph Barker, a warper
 

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Ruth [b 1871] who was a halftimer in worsted mill [1881], a worsted tenter [1891]
  3. Ben [b 1874] who was a mechanic apprentice [1891]
  4. Matilda [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1881]
  6. Mary E [b 1885]

The family lived at

  • Sparkhouse Lane, Norland [1871]
  • Penfold, Norland [1881]
  • 1 Pin Fold, Norland [1891]

Broadbent, John
[1851-1919] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1881, 1891, 1901] / a beerseller at the Alma, Cottonstones [1901, 1905, 1911].

In 1878, he married Mary Hannah Whiteley [1857-1936] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Willie

The family lived at

They both died at Hall Moor Farm, the home of their son Willie.

They were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Broadbent, John
[1858-1944] Son of Solomon Broadbent.

He was a stone merchant [1891].

On 20th July 1898, he married Lillie Broadbent [1861-1947] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

After his parents' death, he took over at the Dog & Partridge, Sowood [1905-1944].

Living with them [in 1911] was brother Benjamin. Benjamin died at the Dog & Partridge [1921].

John died at the Dog & Partridge [19th April 1944].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £782 1/6d.

Probate was granted to his widow and his brother Ernest

Broadbent, John
[1883-1917] He lived with his sister Mrs Elizabeth Culby at 6 Holroyde Street, Commercial Road, Halifax.

He worked for Crossley's.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Broadbent, John Anderson
[18??-19??] He was an engineer [1915].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Eliza Jane [1891-19??] who married Tom Summerscales

The family lived at South Ive House, Luddenden [1915]

Broadbent, John Henry
[1868-1819] Son of tailor Jonathan Wilson Broadbent.

He was a boiler maker [1892].

In 1892, he married Elizabeth Savage at St James's Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth / (Lily) was the daughter of
William Savage
 

Children:

  1. Otis [b 1894]
  2. Horace [b 1896]
  3. Mabel [b 1900]

In 1901, Elizabeth and the children were living at 5 Causeway, Halifax with her widowed father William Savage

Broadbent, Joseph
[1???-17??] He was a witness at the trial of the coiners

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Broadbent, Joseph
[1???-1869] A member of Halifax Town Council [1853-1865]

He died 5th March 1869

Broadbent, Joseph
[1853-19??] Of Halifax.

He was a warp dresser [1881, 1891] / landlord of the Manor House, Southowram [1894, 1901] / beerhouse keeper at the Lord Raglan, Halifax [1904] / a warp dresser [1911].

On 24th April 1871, he married Elizabeth Midgley [1853-1904] in Halifax.


Elizabeth came from Haworth
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1871]
  2. Dorothy [b 1874]
  3. Hannah [b 1877]
  4. Ellen [b 1879] who married John Edward Nuttall
  5. Levi [b 1882]
  6. Alice [b 1884]
  7. Harry [b 1887]
  8. Rebecca [b 1890]
  9. Willie [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • Marsh Fold, Southowram [1881]
  • Marsh Delves, Southowram [1891]
  • 5 Lily Street, Halifax – with his son-in-law, John Edward Nuttall 1911

Broadbent, Joseph
[1869-1912] Nephew of Solomon Broadbent.

He was landlord at the Foresters Arms [1905]

Broadbent, Joseph Stanley
[1893-1917] Son of William Broadbent.

Born in Elland.

He was educated at Elland Grammar School / a butcher's apprentice [1911] / a butcher / a sergeant instructor with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Ypres [2nd October 1917] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 50-51], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Southgate Methodist Chapel, Elland

Broadbent, Luke
[1832-1897] Son of David Broadbent.

Born 10th January 1832.

He was a woollen piecer [1841] / a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen dyer [1861].

On 22nd August 1863, he married Hannah Kershaw [1832-1907] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born 2nd May 1832
 

Children:

  1. Emily [1864-1936]
  2. Lucy Ann
  3. Charley [6th February 1869-27th December 1915]
  4. Sarah [2nd November 1870-7th December 1897]
  5. Mary Hannah [1873-1951]

Luke died 9th May 1897.

Hannah died 14th July 1907.

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £657 8/9d.

Administration was granted to his widow Hannah

Broadbent, Mahlon Frederic
[1825-1???] Born in Saddleworth.

He was a steam engine tenter [1861].

In 1851, he married Hannah Platt [1822-1???] from Saddleworth, in Saddleworth.

Children:

  1. Sam Platt [b 1842] who was (possibly) illegitimate, and was a cotton carder [1861]
  2. Menerva [b 1852]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1854]
  4. Lillian [b 1856]
  5. Martha Ann [b 1857]
  6. James [b 1859]
  7. Clara [b 1860]

The family lived at Dyson Lane, Soyland

Broadbent, Mary
[1835-1854] Of Brighouse. She stayed out late one night
in the company of a young man who was courting her

and – being afraid to the return to the home of her father – drowned herself in the Calder

Broadbent, Matthew
[1970-] Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Queens Road Junior School, Crossley & Porter School, and the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music.

He moved to live in Queensland, Australia. He sings with the Queensland State Opera [2010].

He married Emma.

In November 2010, he sang at the opening ceremony of the first Ashes cricket test at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, Australia

Broadbent, Rev Michael Tom
[1945-????] He served at Knaresborough for Ripon, at Leeds and was curate at St Cyprian, Kimberley, South Africa before becoming Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot and Priest-in-Charge of Luddenden in 1977

Broadbent, Pharaoh
[18??-19??] Partner in Broadbent Brothers & Blackburn.

He lived at Brigville, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Broadbent, Sam
[18??-19??] He married Mary Ellen.

The couple were landlords of Royal George, Midgley [1905] and Weavers' Arms, Luddendenfoot [c1910-c1948]

Broadbent, Samuel
[17??-18??] Partner in Samuel Broadbent & Company

Broadbent, Samuel
[17??-1867] From Greetland. He was a Methodist Minister. He went to Ceylon [1815], Madagascar [1820] and Bechuanaland [1822]

Broadbent, Solomon
[1825-1885] He was innkeeper at the Dog & Partridge, Sowood [1861-1881] / a farmer of 18 acres  [1861] / a farmer of 6 acres [1871] / a farmer [1881].

On 26th August 1855, he married Hannah Thornber [1833-19??] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [1856-1921] who was a farmer [1891], a stone carter [1911]
  2. John
  3. Alfred [1860-1913] who was a butcher [1891]
  4. Sarah [b 1864]
  5. Clara [1866-1951]
  6. Charles [b 1870]
  7. Ernest [1874-1952] who was a milkman [1901]

He died at the Dog & Partridge [22nd February 1885]. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £197 15/9d.

After his death, Hannah took over as landlady and owner of the Dog & Partridge [1891, 1894, 1901].

In June 1899, she was charged with keeping her house open during prohibited hours. Police Sergeant Metcalfe entered the house at 4:00 pm on 21st May 1899 and found 2 farmers from Upper Greetland – Amos Crowther and Aquilla Heys – who were supplied with beer. In view of the fact that Solomon and Hannah had kept the pub for 40 years without a conviction, the Bench allowed the case to be withdrawn on payment of costs.

After Hannah's death, son John took over at the Dog & Partridge [1905-1944]

Broadbent, Solomon
[1838-1897] He was a mason [1871] / a beer seller & stone mason [1881] / landlord of the Foresters' Arms, Norland [1891, 1894, 1897].

On 7th July 1862, he married Mary Ann Widdop [1838-1905] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Wallace [1864-1882]
  2. Emma [1866-1940] who married John Normanton [1870-1935]

The family lived at

  • Norland Town [1871]
  • Top of the Moor, Norland [1881]
  • 1 Kitson Lane, Norland [1891]
  • Kitson Lane [1897]

He died at the Foresters [28th July 1897].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £22.

Mary Ann was the landlady at the Foresters Arms [1901]. Her daughter Emma & husband John Normanton were living there also.

Mary Ann died 17th January 1905.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £40 10/1d

Solomon's nephew Joseph Broadbent was landlord at the Foresters Arms [1905]

Broadbent, Thomas
[17??-1???] Coiner. He was the landlord of an inn at Mytholmroyd. He was charged with rescuing John Sutcliffe

Broadbent, Thomas
[1812-1887] Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer [1866].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1866, he married (2) Betty Hollas in Halifax.


Betty was the daughter of
Oliver Hollas
 

They had no children

Broadbent, Thomas
[1837-1893] Son of John Broadbent.

Born in Norland [16th November 1837].

He was a mason [1881] / landlord at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1891].

On 12th November 1876, he married Elizabeth at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Uriah Hitchen, and widow of George Shoesmith.

She had 5 children by her first marriage

 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Mary Elizabeth [1880-1955] who married John Dearden Brearley

The family lived at

  • Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1891]
  • Hollin Well, Norland [1893]
  • 31 Mearclough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 155 Park Crescent, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1920]

Elizabeth was beerhouse keeper at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1881], and Thomas subsequently.

Thomas died 5th April 1893.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £155 2/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Elizabeth.

By 1905, Elizabeth's son, William, was landlord at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge.

Elizabeth died 5th September 1920 Probate records show that she left effects valued at £609 15/6d.

Probate was granted to her sons John, William & George Shoesmith.

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Broadbent, Thomas
[1877-1954] Son of Thomas Broadbent.

He married Clara Gertrude [1874-1951].

They lived at Kitson Lane, Norland.

They were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Broadbent, Thomas Milner
[1???-18??] Woollen manufacturer at West Vale.

Recorded in March 1858, when a notice in The Leeds Mercury announced

the opposition against the following insolvents [one of which was Broadbent] having been withdrawn, they were forthwith liberated, and they were ordered to be discharged

Broadbent, W.
[18??-191?] He worked for Mackintosh's.

He died in World War I.

He is remembered on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Broadbent, Walter
[18??-19??] In 1905, he married Janet Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

In 1919, Janet married Caleb Easton

Broadbent, Walter
[1880-1918] Son of Zachariah Broadbent.

Born in Halifax [Q2 1880].

He was a cotton cop twirler [1891] / a brewery waggon driver [1901] / a driver of Victoria Street, Northowram [1902] / a carter for coal merchant [1911] / employed by Pulman's.

In 1902, he married Elizabeth Kershaw [1880-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was the daughter of Hiram Kershaw, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1904]
  2. Reginald [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 16 Darley Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 7 Summergate Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax
  • 27 Conway Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [20th April 1918] (aged 38)  after being in France for 16 months.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [11th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 60-64].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Broadbent, William
[18??-18??] On 21st March 1863, he was charged with stealing a quantity of clothing and £8 in money from Eliza Thorpe of Cote Hill. He was sentenced to 7 years' penal servitude

Broadbent, William
[18??-18??] Joiner, druggist and parochial constable of Brighouse [1856].

See Alan Farrar

Broadbent, William
[18??-19??] Cotton doubler at Bridgefield Mill, Elland [1905]

Broadbent, William
[1801-1840] Poet.

Born in Saddleworth. He lived in Elland and settled – and died – in Todmorden.

His poem

A rural walk on a summer's day in the groves of Hebden [in company with Mary & Martha]

was published posthumously in 1841 and tells the story of Tom Bell

Broadbent, William
[1805-18??] Son of Betty Broadbent – father unknown.

Born near Midgley [20th March 1805].

Baptised at Ebenezer Baptist Heptonstall [1805].

He was a wool comber [1841] / a foundry worker (unemployed) [1851] / a moulder's labourer [1861]

On 10th October 1831, he married Faith Sugden [1800-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Faith was born in Horton, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1834]
  2. Thomas [b 1836] who was a mechanic [1861]
  3. James [b 1840] who was a mechanic [1861]

The family lived at

  • Midgley [1841]
  • Little Horton Lane [1851, 1861, 1871]

Broadbent, William
[1810-1876] Of Brighouse.

He married Sarah [1809-1875].

Children:

  1. John [1842-1848] who died aged 5 years and 10 months
  2. Rachel [1844-1862]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Broadbent, William
[1860-1930] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton doubler [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1884, he married Delia Jagger [1860-1944] in Halifax.


Delia was born in Elland
 

John Arthur [b 1886] who was a solicitor's clerk [1901] Herbert [b 1889] who was a cotton top pointer [1901], a cotton twiner [1911] Wilfred [b 1892] Joseph Stanley

The family lived at

  • 2 Gordon Street, Elland [1891]
  • 27 Duke Street, Elland [1901 to 1917]

Broadbent, William Henry
[1894-1917] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at Barkisland.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds in France / Flanders [27th August 1917].

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXV N 8A].

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland

Broadbent, Willie
[1878-1947] Son of John Broadbent.

He was a cotton spinner piecer [1891, 1901] / a farmer at Noah Dale [1911] / a farmer at Hall Moor Farm, Soyland.

In 1903, he married Mary Riley [1878-1947].

They had no children.

They both died at Hall Moor Farm.

They were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Broadbent, Zachariah
[1817-1860] Or Zechariah.

Son of James Broadbent.

Born in Northowram.

He was a tailor [1839, 1851] / a beer shop keeper at Range Bank, Halifax [1851].

On 22nd July 1839, he married Sarah Marshall [1817-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, a factory girl, was born in Northowram, the daughter of John Marshall, cabinet maker
 

Children:

  1. Jonathan W. [b 1841] who was a tailor [1861]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1844] who was a cotton twister [1861], a cotton warper [1871]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1847] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  4. Mary Jane [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a cotton winder [1871]
  5. Zachariah

The children were born in Northowram.

The family lived at

  • Charles Town Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 2 Ellen Royd Yard, Range Bank [1851]
  • 47 Haley Hill, Northowram [1861]
  • 6 Silver Street, Haley Hill, Northowram [1871]

Broadbent, Zachariah
[1857-1917] Son of Zachariah Broadbent.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted mill hand [1871] / a wire drawer of Northowram [1879] / a wire drawer [1881] / a small wire drawer [1891] / a wire drawer [1901].

In 1879, he married Ellen Sellers [1860-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen, of Northowram, was born in Seaham Harbour, Durham, the daughter of James Sellers, coal miner.

She was a carpet setter [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Ethel [b 1884] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  3. Edith [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Ada [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. George [1891-1895]

The family lived at

  • 18 Gibson Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 3 Victoria Street, Northowram [1891, 1901]
  • 3 All Souls' Terrace, Halifax [1918]

 

The Broadbent Family of Sowood
A chart in the bar of the Dog & Partridge, Sowood, claims a continuous chain of ownership by the Broadbent family – including married daughters – since around 1400

Broadbent surname
The surname means someone who lives by a wide, grassy place.

It is found widely across England, and is unlikely to have a single local origin

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Broadbent, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Broadbent:


Marriages 1858, 1877, 1881, 1886, 1892, 1899, 1912, 1915, 1918; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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