Collinge ...

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Collinge, BenRef 477-1563
[1889-1917] Son of Frank Collinge.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a fustian cutter-out [1911] / employed by Holt & Sutcliffe.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Lily Uttley [1885-19??] in Todmorden.

Lily was a sewing machinist fustian [1911]

They lived at Northfield, Heptonstall [1911].

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed (shot through the throat) [21st September 1917] (aged 28).

The Halifax Courier [6th October 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 52-54 & 162A], on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

In [Q3] 1920, Lily married John W. Rogan in Todmorden.

They lived at 3 Eton Street, Hebden Bridge

Collinge, Mrs BetsyRef 477-814
[1911-] From Mytholmroyd.

She was a member of Blackshaw Parish Council [1973], Chairman [3 times], active in Hebden Royd political life, a member of Hebden Royd Parish Council [for 7 years], Deputy Mayor of Hebden Royd [1987], and Mayor of Hebden Royd [1988-1989].

She celebrated her 100th birthday in January 2011

Collinge, ElijahRef 477-1122
[1845-1891] Born in Bacup, Lancashire.

He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1881] / a draper [1891].

In [Q4] 1864, he married Mary Carter [1847-1919] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Sowerby.

She was a milliner [1871, 1881, 1891]


They lived at

  • Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Melrose Terrace, Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881,  1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Betty Carter [b 1821].

Elijah died 23rd April 1891 (aged 46).

Mary died 22nd February 1919 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A16]

Collinge, FrankRef 477-1095
[1866-19??] Son of Richard Collinge.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a weaver of High Gate, Heptonstall [1887] / a cotton weaver [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Mary Elizabeth Bottomley [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Elizabeth, of Charlestown, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of Thomas Bottomley, labourer


  1. Norris [b 1888] who was a warehouse boy in cotton shed  [1901], a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Ben Collinge
  3. Fred [b 1892] who was a fitter-up in sewing works [1911]
  4. Florrie [b 1894] who was a sewing machinist [1911]
  5. Janie [b 1898]
  6. Edith [b 1900]

They lived at

  • Silver Street, Heptonstall [1901]
  • Smith Well Lane, Heptonstall [1911]
  • Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge [1917]

Collinge, FredRef 477-1146
[1865-1???] Son of Jonathan Collinge.

He was a joiner [1891].

On 11th November 1891, he married Mary Hannah Holt [1869-1???].

Mary Hannah, of Northfield Terrace, Heptonstall, was the daughter of Richard Holt, wholesale greengrocer

Collinge, JamesRef 477-2595
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1738]

Collinge, JamesRef 477-1261
[1847-1907] Cotton spinner at Portsmouth Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Collinge, JohnRef 477-1134
[17??-18??] He was an outdoor labourer [1813].

He married Ellen Shackleton.

Ellen was the daughter of John Shackleton


  1. Grace [b Woe Side, Heptonstall 14th October 1813]
  2. Sarah [b Broadstone, Heptonstall 13th November 1815]
  3. Ellen [b Colden Water, Heptonstall 12th February 1818]
  4. John [b Colden Water, Heptonstall 26th October 1820]
  5. Ellen [b Field Head, Stansfield 29th November 1822]

Collinge, JohnRef 477-1186
[18??-1???] Cotton spinner at Portsmouth Mill, Todmorden [1877]

Collinge, JonathanRef 477-1141
[1823-1873] Son of William Collinge.

Born at High Gate, Heptonstall [17th July 1823]

He was a weaver of Long Hey, Heptonstall [1851] / a farmer & beer seller [1861] / innkeeper of the New Delight, Colden [1873].

On 31st October 1851, he married Jane Greenwood [1827-1???].

Jane, a weaver of Edge Hey Green, Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Greenwood, weaver


  1. William [b 1850] who was a farmer [1873]
  2. Thomas [b 1855]
  3. Fred

They lived at

  • Long Hey, Heptonstall [1861]
  • New Delight, Jack Bridge, Stansfield [1871]
  • New Delight, Stansfield [1873]

Living with them [in 1861] were sister Grace Sunderland [b  1827] and Ann Sunderland [b 1855] & Elizabeth Sunderland [b 1856].

Jonathan died 12th September 1873 (aged 49).

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [17th September 1873]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

Probate was granted to his widow Jane & son William

Collinge, LeonardRef 477-495
[1897-1???] Son of Thomas Collinge.

On 25th October 1919, he married Annie Redman.

Annie was the daughter of Jackson Redman

Collinge, LeonardRef 477-1363
[1897-1918] Son of Lavinia & Frederick Morley Collinge of 8 Denham Place, Church Lane, Brighouse.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He died 13th September 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Doiran Memorial, Greece

Collinge, LewisRef 477-797
[1921-1947] Son of Mary & Lewis Collinge of King Cross, Halifax.

During World War II, and he served as a Gunner with the 89 anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 10th February 1947 (aged 26)  & was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 713C]

Collinge, Ralph HolmesRef 477-1050
[1865-1945] Born in Halifax

He was a cotton carder [1894].

On 12th May 1894, he married Sarah Ann Foster [1873-1939] in Bradford.

Sarah Ann was born in Middlesborough


  1. Gladys [b 1896]
  2. Willie Foster
  3. Norman [b 1903]
  4. Frank [b 1905]

They lived at

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Collinge, RichardRef 477-1102
[18??-1???] He was a tailor.

In [Q2] 1867, he married Jane Broadbent [1833-1???] in Rochdale.

Jane was born in Heptonstall


  1. Susannah [b 1869]
  2. Frank

They lived at High Gate, Heptonstall [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were son Frank's wife and children

Collinge, ThomasRef 477-1202
[1846-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901].

In [Q4] 1881, he married (2) Annie in Todmorden.

Annie was the widow of
John Edmondson

They lived at

  • 21 Sackville Street, Langfield [1891]
  • 118 Halifax Road, Todmorden (the widowed Tom and his  stepson Tom Edmondson) [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were Annie's children from her previous marriage

  • Elizabeth [b 1870] (artificial florist) 
  • Annie Kate [b 1872] (cotton operative) 
  • Thomas [b 1881] (cotton operative) 

Annie died in Todmorden in 1896 (aged 55) 

Details of Tom's death / burial place are not yet known

Collinge, ThomasRef 477-469
[1855-19??] Son of Jane & Jonathan Collinge.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a farmer [1901] / landlord of the Sportsman, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1896, 1917,  1919].

He married Sarah A. [1854-19??].

Sarah A. was born in Castleford


  1. Sarah Jane [b 1878] who was an assistant school mistress  (board school) [1901]
  2. Jonathan [b 1887] who was an apprentice bespoke tailor  [1901]
  3. George [b 1888] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  4. Elsie [b 1890]
  5. Leonard

They lived at Lower Pilling, Heptonstall [1901]

Collinge, W. A.Ref 477-2073
[18??-19??] Around 1900, he had a cab business at Hangram Street/Dale Street, Brighouse

Collinge, WilliamRef 477-1135
[18??-18??] He was a weaver / a hand loom weaver/farmer of 12 acres [1851].

He married Mary Greenwood.

Mary was the daughter of Thomas Greenwood


  1. twins Mary [b Highgate, Heptonstall 19th April 1831]
  2. Joseph [b Highgate, Heptonstall 19th April 1831]
  3. Thomas [b Hot Stones, Heptonstall 9th March 1833]
  4. Jonathan
  5. John [b 1828]

They lived at Hot Stones, Heptonstall [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson William Collinge (aged 6 months) 

Collinge, WilliamRef 477-1201
[1853-1???] Son of Hannah & William G. Collinge.

On 17th August 1872, he married Jemima Broadbent [1853-1913] in Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA

Jemima was born in Soyland / Ripponden [7th May 1853], the daughter of
James Broadbent.

She was a publican at the West Vale Tavern [1891] / widowed between 1891 & 1901 / a publican [1901] / licensed victualler at the West Vale Tavern [1911]



  1. Hannah [18th February 1875-7th February 1956] who was a  dressmaker [1891]
  2. Miranda [1881-19th May 1885]
  3. Harry [1887-28th May 1890]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 3 children of whom 1 was still alive at that time.

They lived at the West Vale Tavern [1891, 1911].

Living with the widowed Jemima [in 1911] were an adopted son Harry Garside [b Elland 1899] (part-timer cotton cop pointer)  & a boarder Thomas Broadbent [b 1873] (pianist).

Jemima died 6th February 1913 (aged 59)  & was buried at Holywell Green Congregational Church with the children ()  and her parents

Collinge, Willie FosterRef 477-1047
[1900-1918] Son of Ralph Holmes Collinge.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Hilda's Church, Halifax / learning farming at Foggathorpe, near Selby, with a view to joining  relatives in Canada [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [1st March 1918] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France [17th August 1918].

He sustained severe shrapnel wounds to his back and died the same day in No.5 Casualty Clearing Station in France [2nd October 1918]. The Halifax Courier [19th October 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Brie British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V B 1].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial


Collinge surnameRef 477-1
There are 21 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Collinge, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Collinge

Death 1907


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