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Broadley, AbrahamRef 303-1463
[1604-1649] Son of Isaac Broadley.

He was an innholder in Cambridge.

He married Susanna.

They had no children / (possibly) a child [died in infancy 1631]

Abraham wrote his will 18th August 1648.

He left £40 to his sister Grace Mann, to his sister Sara Broadley £30, to his sister Judith Mann £30, kinsman John Mann, son of Grace £10 to pay for an apprenticeship, brother Joseph Brodley 10s, but if he marry and have a child or children, £20, brother John 10s.

£20 to Richard Bembridge eldest son of Mr Bembridge.

Robert Andrews under age wife's kinsman £5, Sarah Andrews's wife's niece under age £5, wife Susan executrix and residue


Probate was granted to his widow Susanna [6th October 1649]

Broadley, ArthurRef 303-1634
[1908-1944] Son of Beatrice & Harry Broadley.

He married Annie.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as an Engine Room Artificer 4th Class with the Royal Navy aboard the frigate HMS Bullen.

He died 6th December 1944 (aged 36)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-775 and sank off Cape Wrath, Scotland with the loss of 71 of her crew of 168.

He was buried at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney. [Grave Ref P 4 27].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Broadley, BenjaminRef 303-13
[1819-1878] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer [1841] / a black dyer (stuff) [1851] / a black dyer (worsted & stuff) [1861].

In [Q1] 1814, he married (1) Martha Dennis [1817-1854] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Halifax


  1. Edward
  2. (possibly) Benjamin [1843-1854]
  3. Mary Jane [1847-1848] who was buried with her mother

Martha died 29th October 1854 (aged 38), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4142].

In [Q4] 1855, he married (2) Sarah Dennis [1827-1???] in Halifax.


  1. Kate [b 1857]
  2. Ann [b 1859]

They lived at

  • Upper Crib Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 28 Upper Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 22 Corporation Street, Halifax [1861]

Benjamin died 23rd September 1878 (aged 60), and was interred at Undercliffe, Bradford, [29th September 1878], and is remembered on the family grave at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4142]

Broadley, CalebRef 303-10
[15??-1621] Of Wadsworth.

Nephew of Edward Broadley.

On 22nd May 1603, he married Margaret Stansfield at Heptonstall Church.

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [23rd January 1620/21]

Broadley, Charles HenryRef 303-7
[1859-1914] Of King Cross, Halifax.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / a teacher at the Sunday School / a travelling preacher / one of the founders of the West End Wesleyan Mission Church &  Sunday School / President of the Halifax Sunday School Union / a cabinet maker & undertaker at King Cross [for 30 years] / one of the founders of the King Cross Traders' Association / President of the Halifax House Furnishers & Cabinet Makers'  Association.

He married Unknown.


  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. daughter

He died 7th April 1914 (aged 55)  & was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Broadley, E.Ref 303-2866
[17??-18??] Cotton and wool card maker at Aked's Road, Halifax [1809]

Broadley, EdwardRef 303-B952
[15??-1???] Or Brodley.

Of Halifax.

Son of William Brodley.

Baptised at Halifax [24 March 1543].

On 18th November 1578, he married Elisabeth Thornton in Halifax.


  1. Anne
  2. Jenet [b 1584] who married William Slater

Broadley, EdwardRef 303-1515

He married 0??-1???.


  1. Isaac Broadley

Broadley, EdwardRef 303-9
[15??-1614] Of Erringden

Uncle of Caleb Broadley.

He never married.

It is recorded that

He has no wife or children.

He has a messuage


He was buried at Heptonstall Church [23rd January 1614/15].

Broadley, EdwardRef 303-8800
[1841-1905] Son of Benjamin Broadley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a black dyer (stuff) [1851] / a black dyer (journeyman) [1871] / a foreman dyer [1881, 1891] / a foreman stuff dyer [1901].

In [Q1] 1865, he married Martha Powell Atkinson [1841-1907] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Halifax


  1. Ernest Edward
  2. Joseph E. [b 1867] who was a brewer's clerk [1901]
  3. Lily [b 1869]
  4. Mary Emma who died 28th May 1871 (aged 15 months) who was  buried with her parents
  5. Clara [b 1872] who was an assistant school mistress [1891]
  6. Annie [b 1874]
  7. Saville Percy [b 1879] who was an assistant stuff dyer  [1901]

They lived at

  • 22 Miall Street, Horton, Bradford [1871]
  • 4 Thorn Terrace, Bradford [1881]
  • Thorn Terrace, Manningham, Bradford [1891]
  • 4 Thorn Terrace, Bradford [1901]

He died in Bradford [18th July 1905] (aged 64).

Martha died 25th December 1907 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1871]

Broadley, Ernest EdwardRef 303-14
[1865-1941] Son of Edward Broadley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a black piece dyer (dress goods) [1911] / an assistant foreman dyer [1891].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Ann Cowman [1865-19??] in Bradford.

Ann was born in Apperley Bridge


  1. Edward who died 24th September 1895 (aged 11 months)   
  2. Elsie [1897-28th August 1913] who was a packer [1911]  
  3. Charles Atkinson [b 1900]
  4. Edith [b 1907]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1871] with their Broadley grandparents

They lived at 7 Hornby Street, Halifax [1911].

Ernest Edward died Q2 1941 (aged 76) 

Broadley, F.Ref 303-16
[18??-19??] Builder who built the Broadway, Sunway & Higgin Lane housing developments at Bank Top, Southowram.

The Halifax Courier [27th May 1939] advertised

Choice Home-Buying Opportunities
Only 2d bus fare from town and 2 minutes from bus
Broadway & Higgin Lane Estate, Bank Top, Southowram
Houses and Bungalows FOR SALE

From £330 – Repayments 8/3d weekly, and £483 – Repayments 11/6d weekly     Painted and Papered to buyers' choice     £5 secures. Remainder on completion.     Purchase money returned if not absolutely satisfied before completion     F. Broadley, Builder, Bank Top, Southowram / Phone 4345

Broadley, IsaacRef 303-1503
[1577-1632] Son of Edward Broadley, and cousin of Robert Broadley of Clare Hall, Cambridge, whose father was Robert of Lane Ends.

Baptised 5th December 1577.

On 11th July 1603, he married Grace Fairbank [15??-1632].


  1. Edward [died in infancy 1603]
  2. Abraham
  3. Michael [b 1606]
  4. Grace [b 1611] who married [1632] John Mann
  5. Joseph [b 1613]
  6. Sara [b 1615]
  7. Judith [b 1618]
  8. John [b 1621]

They lived at Hipperholme.

Isaac and his wife were buried in 1632

Broadley, JohnRef 303-8

Broadley, JohnRef 303-5
[14??-15??] Or Broidle.

Of Halifax.

He married Alice.


  1. John
  2. Jennet

The family are mentioned in his will of 14th June 1521

Broadley, JohnRef 303-6
[15??-1570] Or Broidle.

Son of John Broidle.

On 21st August 1542, he married (1) Agnes.

Child: Edward. Agnes died and was buried (as Ann, wife of John)  [10th February 1552].

On 13th November 1558, he married (2) Alice.

Alice was the widow of Richard Best of Mixenden

They lived in Northowram.

Alice died in 1564.

John died in 1570.

They both died in Northowram

Broadley, JohnRef 303-540
[1532-1572] Or Brodley.

Son of William Brodley.

Born in Ovenden [around 1532].

On 30th May 1552, he married Jenet Mawde.


  1. Isabel [b 12th March 1552] who married [22nd October  1576] Richard Bentley
  2. (possibly) Margaret [bapt 1553]
  3. Matthew
  4. Michael
  5. John
  6. Anne [bapt 1566] / Ann [bapt 5th January 1563] who  married (possibly) [12th May 1584] Christopher Royde
  7. Eden [bapt 11th June 1564] who (possibly) married [7th  February 1585] John Denton
  8. Samuel [bapt 26th February 1569] who had a son  Matthew
  9. Joseph [b 1570] who had a daughter Anna

The family lived at Ovenden.

In his will [dated 8th June 1570], John left bequests to his surviving siblings

Broadley, Rev JohnRef 303-B241
[1561-1625] MA.

Son of John Broadley.

Baptised 24th February 1561.

He was Curate / Vicar at Sowerby [1583-1625].

Around 1622, the old chapel at Sowerby became too small and dilapidated, and it was decided to rebuild and enlarge it. While the rebuilding work was in progress, Rev Broadley

preached 13 Sundays on a dial stone in the churchyard

He married Mary.

Mary was the daughter of Henry Priestley, and widow of William Wade


  1. Benjamin who died in Ireland
  2. John
  3. Anna

John died 14th February 1625 and Mary died 2 weeks later [2nd March].

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church.

There is a memorial to them in Halifax Parish Church

Broadley, JohnRef 303-17
[163?-1696] Of Shelf.

(Possibly) son of Michael Broadley.

Baptised 29th October 1637.

In 1676, John had property, including a house by the church (rental 7d).

On 8th February 1668, he married Katharine Stockes in Halifax.

Katharine came from Halifax


  1. Martha who married Edward Birkby, & inherited part of John's property.

John was buried 1st May 1696.

Katharine was still paying rent until about 1721

Broadley, JohnRef 303-15
[1659-1709] Of Ovenden.

He was a wool stapler.

He married Ann or Anna.

No marriage record has been found.

All the children appear to be adult, so Ann could be his second wife



  1. Thomas
  2. Jane [bapt as Jana 18th January 1671/2] who  married [Heptonstall 9th October 1690] Thomas Wharton
  3. Mary [b 1675] who married [Halifax 6th May 1696] John  Sutcliffe
  4. Barbara [bapt Halifax 3rd May 1680] who married [Bradford  6th October 1703]. John Hill
  5. Mercy [b 1684] who married [5th August 1704] Stephen  Garrand of Bingley
  6. James who married [27th March 1710] Abigail Ingham  of Southowram

John was buried at Illingworth Church [12th April 1709] / [12th May 1709].

An Ann Broadley was buried at Illingworth Church [20th August 1722]

Broadley, John EdwardRef 303-18
[1855-1925] Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman [1891] / a cardboard box cutter [1911] / a printer [1925].

In [Q4] 1878, he married (1) Betsy Simpson [1856-1893] in Halifax.

Betsy was the daughter of
William Simpson


  1. Arnold W. [b 1880] who was a part-timer mill hand [1871]
  2. Annie [b 1884]

The family lived at

  • 20 John Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Roberts Building, Highroad Well [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was brother-in-law Albert Josiah Kitson [1849-1897] (joiner & carpenter).

Betsy died 29th May 1893 (aged 37), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1266] with her parents.

In [Q3] 1893, John married (2) Ruth Gordon [1857-1931] in Halifax.


  1. Harry [b 1896]

John Edward died 23rd August 1925 (aged 70).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1266] with Betsy and Albert Josiah Kitson.

Ruth died in Halifax [Q2 1931] (aged 73) 

Her burial place is not yet known

Broadley, K.Ref 303-1569
[18??-19??] He lived at Heath Hall, Norland.

He wrote The Story of Parrack Nook

Broadley, KelsallRef 303-2
[18??-1???] Son of James Broadley of Mill Bank.

He was Principal of the Pupil Teachers' Centre.

On 14th July 1900, he married Annie Lee at West End Congregational Church.

Annie Lee was the daughter of J. L. Wrigley

Broadley, MatthewRef 303-637
[1555-1???] Son of John Broadley.

Baptised 20th May 1555.

On 25th July 1575, he married Jane Fairbanks.

Jane was the daughter of George Fairbanks


  1. Samuel

Matthew died after 2nd August 1590

Broadley, MatthewRef 303-3
[1587-1648] See Matthew Brodley, the founder of Hipperholme Grammar School

Broadley, MichaelRef 303-665
[1558-16??] Son of John Broadley.

Baptised 11th April 1558.

On 8th February 1579, he married Margaret Bentley.

Margaret was baptised in Halifax [30th June 1557]

Children: Michael

Michael (senior) He died after 1625

Broadley, MichaelRef 303-4
[1586-1613] Of Bingley.

Son of William Brodley

Baptised at Halifax [21st August 1586]

In 1598, Thomas Roper was appointed Michael's guardian

Broadley, R.Ref 303-1657
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Broadley, RichardRef 303-479
[15??-1634] Of Lane Ends, Hipperholme.

On 8th February 1586, he married Margaret Sunderland.


  1. Matthew
  2. Samuel
  3. Martha [b 26th September 1591] who married Michael Teasman
  4. Mary who married Mr Ballard / Mr Pallard  and had a daughter Phebe
  5. Isaac who married [1625] Sibell Dean
  6. Sara [b 8th January 1608/9] who married [Goodramgate, York 1639] Samuel Widdup

There are several Miscellaneous documents at the YAS [1349-1899] relating to him, his family and his property

Broadley, SamuelRef 303-B1505
[1602-16??] Son of Richard Broadley.

Born 19th March 1602/3.

Like his brother, Matthew, he worked as a goldsmith in London.

On 2nd February 1630, he married Ann Carleton [1???-1657] at St Margaret's Church, Lothbury, London.


  1. Matthew
  2. Anne
  3. Susan
  4. Sara

He died fighting on the Parliamentary side in the Civil War

Broadley, ThomasRef 303-11

Broadley, ThomasRef 303-3565
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1864, he married Ann Day in Halifax.


  1. Hannah [1867-1869] who died aged 2 years & 2 months
  2. Fred [1869-1901]
  3. William [1873-1900]

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

Broadley, ThomasRef 303-3480
[1824-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a wire drawer [1861].

In 1845, he married Eliza Blackburn [1825-1???] born in Brighouse.


  1. George [b 1846]
  2. John [b 1848]
  3. Richard [b 1851]
  4. Mary [1854-19??] who married Fred Farrar
  5. Mary [b 1854]
  6. Albert [b 1859]

They lived at Mill Lane, Brighouse [1861]

Broadley, ThomasRef 303-1272
[1865-1916] Son of Richard Broadley of Norwood Green, Halifax.

He married Mary Ellen.

They lived at 87 Freedom Road, Walkley, Sheffield.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant Major with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He also served at Salonika & in the South African Campaign.

He died 17th March 1916 (aged 51).

He was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [Grave Ref E 55]

Broadley, WalterRef 303-1781
[18??-19??] Grocer, tea, coffee & provision dealer.

Recorded in 1901, when he was at Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse

Broadley, WilliamRef 303-12
[15??-16??] Or Bradley.

He lived in Dewsbury


The Broadley familyRef 303-1915
See Richard Broadley


Broadley surnameRef 303-1
Other forms of the surname include Bradley, Bratley, Brodlegh, Brodley, Broidle and Broodley.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

The name is recorded in 1379.

May be derived from broad and ley, and means a wide clearing.

There are 36 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Broadley, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Broadley

Marriages 1864, 1892, 1911, 1934; Deaths 1878, 1899


See Broadley in the 1545 Yorkshire Lay Subsidies Other forms of the surname include Bradley, Bratley, Brodley and Broodley.

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