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Bradley, MissRef 283-3238
[18??-1???] Daughter of John Bradley, landlord of the Queen Hotel, Ripponden.

In the 1860s, the Ripponden Post Office was next to the Queen Hotel, Ripponden.

Miss Bradley worked here and was the first postmistress of Ripponden

Question: Can anyone tell me which of the Bradley sisters was postmistress at Ripponden? Was it Mary, Emma, Hannah Maria, or Elizabeth?


Bradley, MrRef 283-3109
[18??-18??] He was in partnership making paper with William Shepherd at Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth [1865]

Bradley, AlbertRef 283-9
[1892-19??] DCM.

Son of Herbert Edward Bradley.

Around 1908, he emigrated to New Zealand.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Corporal with the Wellington Regiment.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1918] for

conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his section with superb dash against a strong enemy post. A bomb blew his foot off, but he continued to urge his men on, and then crawled back unassisted to his lines. He encountered two of the enemy on his way back, and shot them. He did splendid service

The records show that

his Company was detailed to straighten a part of the line, and although they used all of their bombs, they were outnumbered and nearly surrounded, and managed to attain their object. Ernest was shot in the arm & the thigh, and had his foot amputated

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [27th July 1918]

Bradley, AliciaRef 283-831
[13??-1403] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1393-1403]

Bradley, ArthurRef 283-7
[1868-19??] Born in Queensbury / Ambler Thorn.

He was a quarry stone barer [1901] / an engine driver at quarry [1911].

In 1895, he married Annie Hetty Stocks [1875-1???] in Halifax.

Annie Hetty was born in Southowram Bank.

Her name is recorded in several forms: Henritta, Annie Etty & Annie H.



  1. John William
  2. Elsie May [b 1902]
  3. Freddie [b 1905]
  4. Irvine [b 1907]
  5. George [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 13 Beggarington Square East, Queensbury [1901]
  • 8 Barker Lane, Ploughcroft Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 42 Park View, Catherine Slack, Halifax [1918]

Bradley, Charles CyrilRef 283-11
[1896-1959] Known as Cyril.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [14th November 1896].

In 1921, he married Annie Law

After their marriage, they moved to Scarborough where Cyril ran a Grocery store


  1. Pamela
  2. Barbara

The children were born in Scarborough.

They moved to Bristol [mid 1930s] where Cyril worked as a supervisor in wholesale grocery

The couple died in Knowle, Bristol: Cyril [1959]; Annie [3rd October 1977]

Bradley, Charles HenryRef 283-20
[1841-1914] Son of James Bradley.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron moulder [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1862, he married Rachel [1841-1926] in Halifax.

Rachel was born in Halifax


  1. James W. [b 1864] who was a mill hand worsted oiler [1881]
  2. Louisa [b 1866] who was a worsted silk winder [1881], a  silk twister [1891]
  3. (possibly) Walter [1866] who died in infancy
  4. Mary A. [b Liverpool 1870] who was a worsted spinner  [1881], a silk picker [1891]
  5. Sarah E. [b Liverpool 1872] who was a woollen drawer  [1891]
  6. Eliza [b 1875] who was a woollen worker [1891]
  7. Edwin [b 1877] who was a woollen doffer [1891], a store  keeper (worsted mill) [1901]
  8. Thomas Henry [b 1879] who was a woollen doffer [1891], a  silk dresser [1901, 1911]
  9. Alice [b 1881] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  10. Walter [b 1883] who was a sawyer [1901, 1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 12 children of whom 9 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • 3 Hoyle's Buildings Southowram [1881]
  • 1 Pleasant Place, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Charles Henry died 8th April 1914 (aged 73).

Rachel died 16th January 1926 (aged 85).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3869] with Charles Henry's parents (only his parents are shown on the headstone), Alfred Bradley [1860-1862], Mary Hannah Bradley [1862-1864] & Rose Hannah Bradley [1864-1866]

Bradley, Dr DavidRef 283-1821
[1855-1914] MD, MCH.

Born in County Derry, Ireland.

He qualified at Queen's College, Belfast [1876], and became a general practitioner in Chesterfield [1881] / a registered practitioner of medicine in Hebden Bridge [1891] / a physician in Hebden Bridge [1895] / amongst those who set up the St John's Ambulance Brigade, Hebden Bridge.

In [Q2] 1879, he married Eliza Williamson [1858-1???] in Chesterfield.

Eliza was born in Dudley


  1. Arthur Augustus W. [1880-1882]
  2. Clement Montague [b Chesterfield Q1/1884]
  3. Janet Elizabeth [1886-1912]

They lived at

  • Northfield House, Clayton Heights, Bradford [1880]
  • Sutton Villa, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derby [1881, 1885]
  • 36 Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge [1891-1896]
  • Myrtle Grove, Hebden Bridge [1897]
  • Blackburn [from 1900]

David died in Blackburn [7th November 1914]

Bradley, Edward CherryRef 283-18
[1856-1924] Son of Thomas Bradley.

Born in Halifax.

He was an assistant carpet weaving [1871] / a wire drawer [1881] / a small wire drawer [1901].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Emma White [1857-1910] in Halifax.


  1. Lily Ann [b 1881] who was a worsted finisher [1901]
  2. Arthur [b 1884] who was an apprentice wire drawer [1901]
  3. Harry [b 1888] who was a worsted spinning bobbin setter  [1901]
  4. Sophia [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 39 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was Edward's mother Martha.

Emma died 19th March 1910 (aged 53).

Edward Cherry died 25th January 1924 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3014] with Edward's parents

Bradley, EmmaRef 283-3548
[1836-1909] Daughter of John Bradley.

She married (1) Joshua Riley.

She married (2) Milford Fearnley.

Emma died in Harrogate [6th September 1909]. Probate was granted to Joseph Hanson (bank manager) and John Henry Helliwell (solicitor) 

Bradley, EmmaRef 283-945
[1848-1893] Born in Almondbury.

She married Joseph Henry Scott Finlinson.

She died of peritonitis. She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Bradley, ErnestRef 283-1463
[1894-1918] Son of Herbert Edward Bradley. of Boothtown.

Born in 3 Pule Hill, Northowram.

He was a hanker at worsted mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of wounds in Italy [16th June 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy [Grave Ref 2 D 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bradley, HarryRef 283-1666
[1884-1917] Son of James Bradley.

Born in Elland [17th September 1884].

He was a cotton piecer [1901] / a cotton twiner [1910].

On 2nd November 1907, he married Sarah Ann Rothwell [1880-1914] at Elland Parish Church.

Sarah Ann was the daughter of David Rothwell


  1. Winifred Mabel [b 1908]

The family lived in Elland.

Sarah Ann died in 1914.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died as a POW in Lemberg, Galicia. [19th May 1917].

He was buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref IV B 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial.

After the deaths of Sarah Ann [1914] and Harry, grandfather David Rothwell was appointed guardian of their daughter Winifred Mabel

Bradley, HenryRef 283-6
[1828-1896] Born in Soyland [7th December 1828]

He was a grocer [1871, 1881] / a retired grocer [1891].

He married Prudence [1828-1886].

Prudence was born in Stansfield


  1. Elizabeth Ann [1854-29th February 1936] who was a  dressmaker [1871, 1891] & died in Halifax General Hospital
  2. Annis Florence [1st July 1856-26th April 1878] who was a  draper [1871]

They lived at

  • Wrigley Hill, Ovenden [1871]
  • New Bank, Halifax [1878, 1886]
  • 83 New Bank, Northowram [1881]
  • Mayfield Terrace, Halifax [1891]

Prudence died 4th August 1886 (aged 58).

Henry died 17th May 1896.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Bradley, Herbert EdwardRef 283-8
[1868-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a stone quarrier of Blackdike Lane, Thornton [1889] / a quarry engine tenter [1891] / a stone quarry engine tenter [1901] / an engine tenter at quarry [1911].

In 1889, he married Emma Watson [1870-1???] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).

His father was not recorded on the marriage records

Emma, of Schoolridge farm, Thornton, was born in Burton Leonard, Yorkshire, the daughter of Peter Watson, stonemason


  1. Arthur [b 1888] who was an apprentice blacksmith [1901]
  2. Tabitha [1890-1891]
  3. Albert
  4. Ernest
  5. Herbert Edward [b 1896] who was a creeler at carpet mill  [1911]
  6. Peter [b 1898] who was a doffer at worsted mill [1911]
  7. Willie [b 1900]
  8. Frank [b 1902]
  9. Watson [b 1902]
  10. Harry [b 1905]
  11. May [b 1909] who was a 7 slack end [1911]
  12. Norris [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 10 Black Dyke, Thornton, Bradford [1891]
  • 3 Pule Hill, Northowram [1901]
  • 7 Slack End, Boothtown [1911]
  • Crow Point Farm, Boothtown [1911]

Six sons served in World War I: Ernest was killed in Italy; Albert was awarded the DCM

Bradley, JamesRef 283-2478
[1???-16??] He married Susan.

Around October 1633, James and Susan, together with James, John and Henry Murgatroyd, appeared before the Council of the North on charges of unspecified ... 

divers offences and misdemeanours by them committed in the chapel, chapel porch and chapel yard of Luddenden, in our county of York

They were fined and sentenced to

upon the Sabbath day in the said chapel immediately after divine service to make public acknowledgement of the said offences and misdemeanours by them committed against God and His holy religion in that holy place, and should likewise every one of them in a sorrowful manner ask forgiveness of God, the congregation, the rector [?] and his people

and then the group was

convented and proceeded against before the Lord Archbishop of York and other commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical within the province of York for the same misdemeanours committed by them in the chapel before mentioned and in the church porch and in the churchyard of the said chapel

and subsequently

excommunicated for the space of 2 years

and ordered

to perform public penance in the chapel of Luddenden and in the Parish Church of Halifax upon several Sundays

Bradley, JamesRef 283-468
[17??-1???] A joiner who was involved in the construction of St Peter's, Sowerby and in alterations at the House at the Maypole [1788]

Bradley, JamesRef 283-12
[1792-1851] Born in Northowram.

He was a journeyman stone mason [1851] / a bellringer at Halifax Parish Church for around 40 years.

He married Mary [1795-1861].

Mary was born in Northowram


  1. Sarah [1815-1896] who married Mr Patterson, was a  woollen cloth worker [1851] and was widowed by 1896
  2. William [b 1827] who was a stone mason (journeyman) [1851]
  3. John Watson [b 1829] who was a machine maker [1851]
  4. James Edwin [b 1832] who was a stone mason (journeyman)   [1851]
  5. Louisa [b 1834]
  6. Emmelina [b 1837]
  7. Charles Henry [b 1841]

They lived at 16 Bath Terrace [1851].

James died 24th November 1851 (aged 59).

Mary died 19th June 1861 (aged 66).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3869] with Alfred Bradley [1860-1862], Mary Hannah Bradley [1862-1864], Rose Hannah Bradley [1864-1866], Walter Bradley [1866], & Rachel Bradley [1841-1926]

Bradley, JamesRef 283-16

Question: Is he the same person as James Bradley [1843-19??]?


He married Eliza Cooper.

Eliza was the daughter of Henry Cooper

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2311] with Eliza's parents

Bradley, JamesRef 283-22

Question: Is he the same person as James Bradley [1842-1927]?


Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1901].

He married Eliza [1843-19??].

Eliza was born in Halifax


  1. Annice [b 1869] who married Edwin Wilson

They lived at 85 Rhodes Street Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was daughter Annice, her husband and family

Bradley, JamesRef 283-2
[1845-1910] Born in Ireland.

He was a Police Constable in Elland [joined the force in 1871].

In 1876, he married Sarah Ann Foulds [1849-1902] in Todmorden.

Sarah Ann was born in Todmorden


  1. Florence [b 1877] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  2. Harry
  3. Joseph [b 1887] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  4. Edith [b 1890]
  5. Mabel [b 1895]

They lived at

  • 1 Scarborough Terrace, Elland [1901]
  • 119 Langdale Street, Elland [1910]
  • Elland [1917]

Sarah died in 1902.

James died 11th June 1910.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £446 4/6d.

Probate was granted to son Harry and James Smith (police constable) 

Bradley, James AtkinsonRef 283-21
[1841-1905] He was a stone mason.

He (possibly) married Sarah Jane [1839-1911].


  1. Caroline [1868-1870]
  2. Agnes Jane [1866-1870]
  3. Isabel [1874-1876]

James died 25th January 1905 (aged 64).

Sarah Jane died 29th May 1911 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2433]

Bradley, JohnRef 283-15
[1???-1???] He was a sinker living at Northowram.

He married Unknown.


  1. daughter

The Leeds Times [Saturday 6th April 1844] reported

On Tuesday last, the wife of John Bradley of Northowram, Halifax, put some water into the pot to boil to wash some clothes.

The flue was not drawing so well, so, in order to make it do so, she resolved to try the following experiment. She fetched two pounds of powder out of the cellar (her husband being a sinker having always a quantity on hand for blasting) and took part of it and put it under the pan.

As soon as she did this, it ignited and the pan was blown up and sparks ignited the rest of the powder which was upon the table in a basin. This blew up the chamber boards, knocked out several windows and window pillars, and scorched the woman and her daughter who were in the house when the explosion took place, very severely


Bradley, JohnRef 283-14
[15??-1???] Of Louth, Lincolnshire.

He married Frances Fairfax [15??-1???].


  1. Elizabeth who married (1) Diggory Nicholls & (2)   Solomon Sutcliffe
  2. Ann who married Matthew Sutcliffe

John will was dated 26th November 1590

Bradley, JohnRef 283-1667
[17??-18??] Watch maker (& dentist) at Woolshops, Halifax [1822]

Bradley, JohnRef 283-2769
[17??-18??] Watchmaker, clockmaker and dentist at Woolshops, Halifax [1822, 1829]

Bradley, JohnRef 283-3237
[1811-1885] Born in Soyland.

He was landlord of the Holroyd Arms, Ripponden [1841, 1845, 1851] / landlord of the Queen Hotel, Ripponden [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres [1861] / a farmer of 26 acres [1871].

On 28th May 1832, he married Elizabeth Riley [1811-1875] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth was Matron to the scholars at Rishworth Charity School [1861]


  1. Mary [1833-1906] who married James Edward Crowther
  2. (possibly) Edwin [b 1835]
  3. Emma
  4. Hannah Maria [1840-1923] who married Benjamin Whittle [1841-1892]
  5. John Edward [1842-1905] who was learning the cotton  business [1861]
  6. Elizabeth [1844-1920] who married (1) Orlando Hinchliffe, (2) Thomas Pollard
  7. Henry [1847-1887]

One of the Bradley sisters was postmistress at Ripponden

The family lived at

In 1861, daughters Emma & Hannah Maria were at the Queens Hotel, Ripponden.

Living with them [in 1871] were Benjamin Whittle and family, and Orlando Hinchliffe and family.

In 1881, he was a retired inn keeper, living in Halifax with daughter Emma who was a Hotel Keeper.

He died at the Golden Plough, Halifax [7th November 1885]

Bradley, JohnRef 283-464
[19??-2001] OBE, FRSA.

He was made a Freeman of the Borough in May 2000.. He was Mayor of Calderdale [1984-1985]

Bradley, John HenryRef 283-6020
[1827-1891] Landlord of the Roebuck, Halifax [1864, 1868, 1874].

In 1862, he married Ann Haigh [1822-1868] in Halifax.

Ann was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Bradley, John WilliamRef 283-1376
[1898-1918] Son of Arthur Bradley.

He was a part-time worsted spinner [1911] / employed by Crossley's Carpets.

He lived with his parents at 42 Park View, Catherine Slack, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1916], and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment.

He was killed in action [18th June 1918] (aged 20).

The Halifax Courier [20th July 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 10], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Bradley, JosephRef 283-19
[1858-1???] Born in Blackburn.

He was a wood sawyer [1901].

He married Mary [1855-19??].

Mary was born in Blackburn


  1. John J. [b 1879] who was a brass polisher [1901]
  2. William
  3. Thomas [b 1886] who was an apprentice joiner [1901]
  4. Ann [b 1892]
  5. May [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 7 Peacock Row, Blackburn, Lancashire [1901]
  • Croft Head, Blackburn [1916]

Bradley, Lewis JohnRef 283-335
[1887-1918] Born in Southowram.

In [Q2] 1916, he married Maud Ethel Cousins in Halifax.

They lived at 65 Rochdale Road, Greetland.

During World War I, and he served as a Rifleman with the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died in Halifax [27th November 1918] (aged 31)  & is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J B 88A]

Bradley, Lewis LorrainRef 283-4
[1857-1924] Son of Thomas Bradley.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a tack driver [1871] / a card nailor [1881] / a dyer's labourer [1891, 1901].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Elizabeth Sennitt [1848-1896] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Stretham [?]

They lived at

  • Hill Top, Southowram [1891]
  • Church Lane, Southowram [1901]

Elizabeth died 30th April 1896 (aged 48).

Lewis died 7th April 1924 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G12] with his brother Beaumont Bradley [1863-14th January 1925]

Bradley, Fr MichaelRef 283-2282
[1865-1925] Priest at Church of the Sacred Heart & St Bernard's Church, Halifax [1905].

He supported a mission chapel at a room in the Assembly Rooms in Woolshops, to serve the large Irish community living in the Woolshops area.

In the 1920s, he established St Patrick's Church, Halifax in a room at a mill in Well Lane

Bradley, NicholasRef 283-3
[15??-1600] Or Broadley.

A clothier of Southowram.

He married Alice [15??-1609].


  1. William
  2. Michael

In his will [14th March 1599], he gave a pair of looms, a press, a great ark, and two pairs of walker shears to each of his sons; the rest of his property went to his wife Alice.

Nicholas was buried at Halifax [10th April 1600].

Alice was buried [21st September 1609]

Bradley, PCRef 283-3380
[18??-1???] West Vale constable [1886, 1895].

He married Unknown.


  1. John [1879-1895] who was found dead in bed

See William Winterbottom

Bradley, SamRef 283-516
[1890-1964] He was apprenticed to Arthur Button and Soil Hill Pottery. He ran Barms Hill Pottery at Soil Hill. He ran Pepper Hill Pottery from 1926

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-161
[1753-1833] Local architect.

He began working as a joiner.

His work includes Warley House, the Square Chapel [1772], and the Piece Hall [1775].

He produced the drawings for Crow Nest Mansion.

He was one of the people who advanced money for the construction of Halifax New Market in 1790, and a trustee of the Halifax Market Company.

In 1792, he was appointed superintendent surveyor to the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company.

He had an office at 10 Union Street, Halifax [1829].

He married Jane [1753-1814].

Jane died 18th July 1814 (aged 61).

Thomas died 4th February 1833 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

An inscription read

He was appointed engineer to the Calder & Hebble Navigation Co. in 1792 & discharged the duties of that Situation with great ability as well as the (ut)most Integrity & Zeal all the Interest of his Employers

A plaque was erected in his memory [1999] on the east wall of the Chapel, above his gravestone

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-699
[18??-18??] Halifax constable.

He was recorded in 1868 [?], when he signed a public notice which cautioned the public against

the disgraceful practices

which took place during the Elland Tide

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-17
[1819-1865] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1861].

In [Q4] 1840, he married Martha Cherry [1822-1886] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Halifax


  1. Frederick [b 1847] who was a worsted doffer [1861], a  stone mason [1871]
  2. George [b 1851] who was a worsted doffer [1861], a  Brussels carpet weaver [1871]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1854] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  4. Edward

The family lived at

  • 7 Back Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 13 Gibson Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Shroggs Terrace, Halifax (Martha was living with son  Edward & family) [1881]

Thomas died 17th August 1865 (aged 46).

Martha died 19th August 1886 (aged 64).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3014]

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-10
[1822-1868] Of Leicester.

Thomas died 13th June 1868 and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 346] with his mother Ann Bradley [1799-13th March 1870]

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-5
[1833-1???] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a wire card nailer [1871] / a card nailor [1881].

He married Sarah A. [1836-1???].

Sarah was born in Huddersfield


  1. Lewis Lorrain
  2. Alice A. [b 1862]
  3. Beaumont [1863-14th January 1925]
  4. Mary E. [b 1866]
  5. Stanley [b 1870]

They lived at

Bradley, ThomasRef 283-1630
[1903-1940] Son of Maria & Joe Bradley of Halifax.

He worked for Halifax Corporation Passenger Transport.

In [Q1] 1935, he married Ethel Mary Rushton in Halifax.

They lived at 7 Windsor Grove, Boothtown.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1939] and served as a Driver with the 6 Sub. Park, 2 Corps Ammunition Park Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 27th May 1940 (aged 37).

He was buried at Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bradley, WilliamRef 283-283
[1777-1856] Son of Thomas Bradley.

Halifax architect who (possibly) designed Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1795-1798] and redesigned Coley Church [1816-1817]

He married (1) Mary [1784-1816].


  1. Eliza who died 11th May 1817 (aged 11 months 9 days) 
  2. Jane [b 10th September 1808; bap 1st December 1808; d  17th April 1846] who married Joseph Nell Gilson

Mary died in childbirth [2nd June 1816] (aged 32).

He married (2) Elizabeth.


  1. Arthur who died 26th February 1830 (aged 10 months) 

They lived at

  • New Road, Halifax [1809]
  • Shaw Hill, Halifax [1816]

William died 2nd September 1856 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Bradley, WilliamRef 283-1381
[18??-1???] Around 1870, he established a business as an engineer, millwright, machine maker and iron founder at Gooder Lane Iron Works, Rastrick Common.

In 1955, the business was William Bradley (Engineers) Limited

Bradley, WilliamRef 283-13
[1827-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a master mason employing 11 men & 2 boys [1871].

Around 1852, he married Jane [1827-1???].

Jane was born in Manchester


  1. Eliza Jane [b 1852] who was a wire dresser [1871]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [b 1856] who was a woollen spinner [1871]
  3. William [b 1859] who was a woollen doffer [1871]
  4. George [b 1864]
  5. Hannah M. [b 1864]
  6. Joseph [b 1867]
  7. Robert [b 1869]

They lived at 3 Bradley's Gallery, Halifax [1871]

Bradley, WilliamRef 283-1282
[1883-1916] Son of Joseph Bradley of Croft Head, Blackburn.

Born in Blackburn.

He was a driller in iron foundry [1901] / a mechanic of 20 Mills Street, Todmorden [1907] / a miner's labourer in tunnels for LYR [1911].

In 1907, he married Mary Ann Whitehead [1888-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Mary Ann, of 20 Mills Street, Todmorden, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Holt Whitehead, weaver


  1. William [b 1910]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1911]
  3. Joseph [b 1915]

They lived at

  • 4 Mills Street, Todmorden [1911]
  • 23 Peel Street, Cobden, Todmorden

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 12th October 1916 (aged 33).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [1st December 1916] published his photograph.

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France [Grave Ref VI AA 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Bradley, William WilsonRef 283-3382
[1851-1911] Son of farmer William Bradley.

Born in Fewston.

He was a blacksmith of Warley [1875, 1881] / blacksmith [1891] / innkeeper at the Blue Ball, Norland [1891, 1894] / laundry proprietor [1901].

In 1875, he married Betsy Culpan [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Betsy, born in Norland, was the daughter of mechanic Thomas Culpan


  1. Thomas [b 1876] who was a mechanic apprentice [1891]

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1881]
  • 21 Bagley, Farsley, Pudsey [1901]
  • Ada Terrace, Bagley, Farsley, Calverley, North Bierley [1911]

Living with the widowed Betsy [in 1911] was visitor Mary Evers Lister [aged 65]


Bradley surnameRef 283-1
A variant of the surname Broadley

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

There are 48 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Bradley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Bradley

Marriages 1807, 1907, 1941

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 755, Plot 2433, Plot 2484


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