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Cockroft, Mr
[18??-18??] Of Hebden Bridge. He constructed 3 balloons for the opening of Halifax Town Hall in 1863. The largest balloon was 62 ft in circumference, held an estimated 6,000 cu ft of gas, and was constructed of 600 sheets of tissue paper. It was held together by red and blue bands and 2 large red belts bearing the message
O that the world had feeling man for man

Cockroft, Abraham
[17??-18??] He was in partnership with William Thomas as cotton spinners at Lee Mill, Heptonstall.

In 1820, the partnership was dissolved and Thomas carried on alone

Cockroft, Adam
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cockroft, Albert
[18??-19??] Quarry owner at Northowram Hill Quarry [1905]

Cockroft, Albert
[1888-1917] Born in Elland.

In 1913, he married Beatrice Longward in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 15th June 1917.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 106 & 107].

In [Q4] 1919, Beatrice married Arthur Ryder in Preston.

They lived in Preston

Cockroft, Albert
[1888-1917] Born in Elland.

He lived in Sowerby Bridge.

On 11th October 1913, he married Beatrice Longward [1889-19??] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Beatrice was born in Brighouse
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 15th June 1917.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q4] 1919, Beatrice married Arthur Ryder in Preston.

They lived at Exley Villa, Inkerman Street, Preston

Cockroft, Aquilla
[1881-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a chauffeur for a doctor [1911].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Olive May Hill [1886-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ethel May [b 1910]

The family lived at 151 Gladstone Place, Ovenden [1911]

Cockroft, Arthur
[1863-19??] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was an engineer [1898].

On 13th September 1890, he married Jessie Hardy [1865-1929] at Heptonstall Church.


Jessie was born in Salford
 

Children:

  1. Albert Henry [b 1892]
  2. Lavinia Russel [b 1894]
  3. Janet [b 1897]
  4. Arthur James
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1901]
  6. Constance [b 1903]
  7. William [b 1908]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at Salem Mill Yard, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Cockroft, Arthur James
[1899-1918] Son of Arthur Cockroft.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 2nd April 1918.

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 16-18]

Cockroft, Charles
[1822-1868] He married Elizabeth [1818-1861].

Children:

  1. Maria [1846-1860]
  2. Walter

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3768]

Cockroft, Charles
[1850-19??] Son of Edwin Cockroft, engine tenter.

Born in Clayton, Bradford.

He was a warp dresser of Northowram [1871] / a clay miner [1881, 1891] / an underground man in clay pit [1901] / a clay miner (under manager) [1911].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Martha Ann Pickles [1850-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann, of Northowram, was born in Thornton, the daughter of William Pickles, miner
 

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1872] who was a worsted twister [1891], a weaver (alpaca) [1901]
  2. Walker [b 1874] who was a worsted weaver overlooker [1891]
  3. Ruth [b 1882] who was a spinner (mohair) [1901], a plush weaver [1911]
  4. Sam [b 1889] who was a spinner (mohair) [1901], a plumber [1911]

The family lived at

  • May Royd, Northowram [1881]
  • 22 Staups Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 40 Swamp, Queensbury [1901]
  • 40 West End, Queensbury [1911]

Cockroft, Charles
[1877-1940]

He married Victoria.

They lived at 77 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Charles was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940. He died at home on the same day

Cockroft, Dan
[1837-1922] With his brother, William, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Chambers, he was a partner in Cockroft & Chambers.

He later worked as a mechanic

Cockroft, Edgar
[1891-1917] Son of Ellis Cockroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher (dye works) [1911] / employed at the Wheatley Dye Works Limited / a member of the Dyers' Club.

He lived at 10 Jumples Crag, Wheatley.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th February 1916] with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [25th October 1916].

He was transferred [6th November 1916], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at the Battle of Arras [11th April 1917] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th May 1917].

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 31].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Lewis Ellis also died in the War

Cockroft, Edmund
[1806-18??] Or Edmond.

He married Mary Shackleton [1806-18??].


Mary was the daughter of Henry Helliwell
 

Children:

  1. William Shackleton [b Land, Stansfield 25th August 1822]
  2. Hannah Shackleton [b Greenland, Stansfield 27th November 1824]
  3. Grace Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 19th February 1828]
  4. John Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 26th May 1831]
  5. Mary Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 1st January 1834]
  6. Susan Shackleton [b Shaw, Stansfield 25th September 1836]

Cockroft, Edwin
[1844-1880] Of Bottoms Mill, Ovenden.

Born 12th July 1844.

He married Annis [1856-1923].

Children:

  1. Fred [1877-1917]

He died 2nd March 1880.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Cockroft, Ellis
[1848-1???] Son of John Cockroft, labourer.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a labourer of Bye Lane [1888] / a farm labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dye hand labourer [1911].

In 1888, he married Michell / Martha [1855-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Michell / Martha, of Bye Lane, was born in Old Leek, Boston, Lincolnshire, the daughter of
Jubal Limb, gardener, and widow of John William Dyson.

She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  1. John William Dyson [b 1881] who was a cotton creeler [1891], a mule spinner worsted [1901]
  2. Martha Ann Dyson [b 1884] who was a rover (worsted) [1901]

The children came to live with the Cockrofts

 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1889] who was a half-time worsted spinner [1901], a cotton cardroom frame tenter [1911]
  2. Edgar
  3. Lilly [b 1893] who was a cotton cardroom frame tenter [1911]
  4. Lewis Ellis
  5. Harry [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 4 Page Hill, Ovenden [1891]
  • 25 Bay Lane, Illingworth, Halifax [1901]
  • 26 Wyvern Place, Ovenden, Halifax [1911]
  • 10 Jumples Crag, Mixenden [1917]

Sons Edgar & Lewis Ellis died in World War I

Cockroft, Fred
[1875-19??] Son of Samuel Cockroft.

Born in Siddal.

He was an iron moulder [1901] / a general carrier [1911] / a carrier [1912].

In 1896, he married Jane Elizabeth Berry [1872-19??] in Halifax.


 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Walter [b 1904]
  3. Lily [b 1907]

The family lived at 13 Grove Place, Elland [1911]

Cockroft, Fred
[1898-1917] Son of Jeremiah Cockroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a piecener at cotton mill [1911] / a cotton twiner [1916] / John Crabtree & Sons at Salterhebble Mill / a staff-sergeant in the Sion Boys' Brigade.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [10th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [4th May 1917] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10C, 10D & 11A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Cockroft, Frederick
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in January 1933

Cockroft, George
[18??-19??]

In [Q2] 1878, he married Rachel Rhodes [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Harry
  3. daughter

The family lived at 1 Union Street South, Halifax.

Sons Joe & Harry died in World War I

Cockroft, George Geoffrey
[19??-1945] Son of Elsie & Sam Cockroft of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 58th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 23rd April 1945.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 274]

Cockroft, George Harrison
[1863-19??] Known as Harrison.

Born in Halifax.

He was a coal merchant [1891] / a coal merchant (own account) [1901] / a coal merchant (employer) [1911].

In 1888, he married Mary Hannah Wilson [1862-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1890] who was a dress maker [1911]
  2. Florence [b 1891] who was a draper's assistant [1911]
  3. Gladys [b 1893] who was a professional soprano vocalist and performed in one of Miss Lena Ashwell's concert parties for the troops on the Western Front in France during World War I
  4. John Lewis [b 1895]
  5. Henry

The family lived at

  • 43 South Darley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Lewis Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 16 Corporation Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 29 St James's Road, Halifax [1918]

Cockroft, Grace
[1675-1745] Of Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge. She died unmarried

Cockroft, Hannah
[1992-] MBE.

Born in Halifax.

2 cardiac arrests at birth affected her balance and mobility and left her with weak hips and deformed feet and legs.

In the 2012 Paralympics, she won gold medals for the 100 metres (T34)  and 200 metres (T34). These were commemorated with Gold Post Boxes at Crossley Street, Halifax and at Mount Tabor Road.

She was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Halifax in 2012, and she was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Years Honours List.

On 1st August 2017, she rang the bell to mark the opening of the refurbished Piece Hall in Halifax.

Cockroft, Harry
[1896-1918] Son of George Cockroft.

He was educated at Range Bank Wesleyan School, Halifax / employed by George Armitage Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by a shell in his dugout [24th May 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XX B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Joe also died in the War

Cockroft, Henry
[1708-1774] Younger brother of William Cockroft of Mayroyd


Question: Can anyone help me link this Henry to the correct William Cockroft?

 

Cockroft, Henry
[1758-1812] Of Great Burlees, Wadsworth.

He married Sarah [1755-1820].

Children:

  1. William [1796-1802]

There are memorials to the family in Heptonstall Church

Cockroft, Henry
[1898-1918] Son of Harrison Cockroft.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of Boys' Brigade of Wesley's Chapel, Halifax / employed at Behrens's Cloth Warehouse, Bradford.

He lived with his parents at 19 St James's Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [March 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [21st March 1918] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [13th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cockroft, Herbert
[1878-1927] Born in Halifax

He was a stationary engine tenter [1904].

In 1904, he married Elizabeth Fossey in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
George Fossey
 

Children:

  1. Jesse [1904-1985] who married [1926] Mary Smith

Cockroft, James
[1856-1???] From West Vale.

On 10th October 1869, the 13-year-old boy and 3 other lads from West Vale – John William Wild, Arthur Wood and Joseph Scargill – broke into the booking office at North Dean Railway Station. They got in through an opening over a door where a window had been taken out during repairs and not replaced. Cockroft was found in possession of 2/10d taken from a drawer in the office, and 2 first-class tickets to Blackpool, value 10/- each. He had been concerned in 2 cases of house robbery and was detained in custody and the cases remanded until the following week. The others were allowed to go home.

At West Riding Court House, Cockroft was committed to prison for 2 months and then sent to a reformatory, his father having to contribute to his support at the reformatory

Cockroft, James Edward
[1887-1918] He lived at 3 Miry Lane, Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of pneumonia [26th November 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby.

Cockroft, Jeremiah
[1872-1934] Born in Halifax

He was a stoker [1896] / a stoker at dyehouse [1911].

On 1st June 1896, he married Emily Etta Hirst [1874-1950] in Halifax.


Emily Etta was born in Halifax

She was a rag sorter at rag mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Ivy [b 1899] who was a part-time pointer at cotton mill [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1902]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 9 Undercliffe Bottoms, Siddal [1911]
  • 10 Gladstone View, Siddal [1916]

Cockroft, Job
[1857-1924] Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a stone merchant [1911].

On 26th March 1877, he married Leah Newell [1853-1932] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. John H. [b 1879] who was a stone merchant [1911]
  2. Rachel H. [b 1884] who was a weaver (woollen) [1911]
  3. Willie
  4. James E. [b 1888] who was a quarryman [1911]
  5. Grace [b 1890] who was a cotton warper [1911]
  6. Sam [b 1893] who was a dyer (worsted wool) [1911]

The family lived at

  • Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot [1911]
  • 4 Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot [1917]

Cockroft, Joe
[1885-1917] Son of George Cockroft.

He was a conductor/driver for Halifax Corporation Tramways.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Gertrude Holdsworth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1916]

The family lived at 27 Mason Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1914], then served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed [14th June 1917] (aged 32)  when he was rushed by the Germans while in covering party in front of wire.

He was buried at Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [Grave Ref I B 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Cockroft, Dr John
[1???-18??]

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Cockroft, John
[1???-18??]

He married Ann [1???-18??].

Children:

  1. Mary [b Haverill Shaw 25th September 1828]
  2. James [b Widdop 31st December 1830]
  3. Martha [b Widdop 26th May 1833]
  4. William [b Widdop 29th July 1835]

Cockroft, John
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1778-9]

Cockroft, John
[17??-17??] Coiner of Marsh Lane. He simply used coin blanks on which he and Thomas Greenwood made a few impressions, passing the crude forgeries off as worn coins.

On 15th December 1769, he was arrested in Darlington following a hue and cry, and imprisoned at York Castle.

In April 1782, he was found guilty of coining. His execution at York Castle was reprieved and he was transported to Africa

Cockroft, John
[1826-1876] Or Cockcroft.

He was a delver / landlord of the Withens Hotel, Wainstalls [1874].

He married Sarah [1829-1897].


Sarah was born in Oxenhope
 

Children:

  1. Sam

John died 24th February 1876.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah.

After his death, Sarah ran the Withens Hotel, followed by son Sam, until 1893 when Riley Eastwood took over.

In 1881, she was an innkeeper & farmer of 12 acres.

Living with her [in 1881] were son Sam & his wife Matilda, and boarders John Sunderland [b 1846] (general labourer), and Thomas Butterworth [b 1827] (stone delver) 

Cockroft, John
[1853-1917] Born in Ovenden.

He was a blacksmith's striker [1879].

On 17th August 1879, he married Emma Jane HOUSEMAN in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jonathan [1879-1962]
  2. Thomas [1881-1882]
  3. Sam
  4. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1885]

The children were born in Ovenden.

The marriage broke down and Emma Jane went to Canada with children Jonathan and Sarah Elizabeth [around 1905].

John was living alone in a one-roomed house in Ovenden [1911]

Cockroft, John Ernest
[1888-1916] Son of Emily & John Cockroft.

Born in Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Private. with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 18th May 1916 (aged 28).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [82].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Cockroft, John Henry
[1889-1917] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [11th April 1917].

He was buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France [Grave Ref III B 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Cockroft, Joseph
[1790-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cockroft, Lewis Ellis
[1894-1917] Son of Ellis Cockroft.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon / a cloth finisher at worsted dyeworks [1911].

He lived with his family at 10 Jumples Crag, Mixenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [early 1917], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He was wounded when a shell burst near his dug-out [7th December 1917]. and died on the 8th.

He died of wounds the following day [8th December 1917] (aged 25).

He was buried at Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France [Grave Ref II C 29].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Edgar also died in the War

Cockroft, Mary
[17??-17??] Of Wadsworth.

She married husband #1.

She married husband #2.

She married (3) Rev John Grimshaw.

She married (4) Rev John Crosse, the blind vicar od Bradford

Cockroft, Percy
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Junction, Rastrick [1913] / the Moulders' Arms, Halifax [1914]

Cockroft, Phineas
[1852-1918] Son of Ann (née Gregson) & Caleb Cockroft.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a painter in a worsted mill [1861] / a coal miner [1871] / a labourer at stone quarry [1881] / innkeeper at the Beacon Tavern, Claremount [1891, 1895] / a stone miner [1901] / a labourer at stone quarry [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married (1) Annie Robinson [1857-1897] in Halifax.


Annie was born in York
 

Annie died at the New Delight, Boothtown [6th November 1897].

She was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [5 15].


Question: Does anyone know if Phineas was landlord of the New Delight, Boothtown at the time of Annie's death in 1897?

 

In [Q4] 1897, he married (2) Bathsheba in Halifax.


Bathsheba [née Greenwood] was the widow of Charles Town [1835-1892].

She had a daughter Mary [b 1886] by her first marriage

 

They lived at

  • 5 Oakley Street, Queensbury [1901]
  • 41 Chapel Street, Queensbury [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder Thomas Rushworth [aged 88].

Phineas died Q4 1918 (aged 66) 

Cockroft, R.
[1883-1916] He worked at Dean Clough.

He lived at 63 Stannary Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He served in the Dardanelles and in France.

He died 29th September 1916 (aged 33).

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.1, France [Grave Ref VII A B].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cockroft, Sam
[1883-1963] Son of John Cockroft.

Born in Ovenden [11th July 1883].

He was a labourer [1909].

On 25th December 1909, he married Elsie Pamment [1887-1965] at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.


Elsie was born in Isleham
 

Children:

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

Sam died in Halifax in 1963.

Elsie died in Liversedge [21st July 1965]

Cockroft, Sam
[1889-1916] Son of Charles Cockroft.

He was a member of, & bass singer at, Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn / a spinner (mohair) [1901] / a plumber [1911] / employed by Mr Ackroyd, plumber, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed on his way to the front line [15th September 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref V I 9]

Cockroft, Samuel
[1843-1892] Born in Ovenden.

He was a woolcombing machine overlooker [1881] / licensee of the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland [1891].

In 1866, he married Elizabeth Longbottom [1840-1912].


Elizabeth came from Ovenden / Illingworth
 

Children:

  1. Walter [1869-1873]
  2. Fred
  3. Tom [1878-1897]
  4. Charlie [1881-1938] who was an iron moulder's apprentice [1901], an innkeeper [1912]

The family lived at

  • 16 Siddal Street, Southowram [1881]
  • 6 Elland Lane, Elland # on the corner with Westbury Street [1891]


Question: Does anyone know which inn son Charlie may have been at in 1912?

 

After Samuel's death, his widow, Elizabeth, took over at the Oddfellows' Arms [1892, 1911]

Cockroft, Samuel
[1855-1886] Son of John Cockroft delver.

He was a delver of Warley [1879] / landlord of the Withens Hotel, Wainstalls.

On 4th July 1879, he married Melissa Holgate.


Melissa was the daughter of William Holgate
 

Samuel (possibly) died in 1886 (aged 31) 

In April 1907, Melissa married John Watson

Melissa died 8th April 1934 (aged 72).

She left property at Nos 1, 2 & 3 Lumb Terrace, Wainstalls, to Wilfred Holgate

Cockroft, Samuel
[1897-1917] Son of Fred Cockroft.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Elland Wesleyan Chapel.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He went to France in December 1916.

He died an hour after being wounded [3rd May 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Cockroft, Spencer
[1878-1917] Son of William Cockroft

Born at Forest View, Ovenden [10th February 1878].

He was a labourer at the Corporation Gas Works [1903].

On 26th September 1903, he married Mary Hannah Scott in Bradshaw.


Mary Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Vera [b 1907]
  2. Hanson [1910-1995]

The children were born in Boothtown.

The family lived at 1 New Inn Yard, Boothtown [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [21st March 1917] and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [9th August 1917] (aged 38).

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

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

On his death, Mary was awarded a widow's pension of 24/6d per week

Cockroft, Thomas
[18??-18??] Of Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge.

In September 1869, he filed a patent for

improved means and method of hanging window sashes

Cockroft, Walter
[1850-1881] Son of Charles Cockroft.

He married Mary [1852-1913]

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3768] with Walter's parents

Cockroft, Walter
[1891-1919]


He appears as Cockcroft on his birth, marriage &
Commonwealth War Grave Commission records, and as Cockroft elsewhere
 

See Walter Cockcroft

Cockroft, Watson
[1863-1906] He was a roller coverer (worsted mill) [1901] / landlord of the Anchor, Mill Bank [1905].

In [Q3] 1887, he married Mary Jane Parkin [1864-1951] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Hull
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1889]
  2. Louis [1891-1976] who was a twiner piecer [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1894] who was a bobbin winder [1911]
  4. Clara [1899-1901]
  5. Enid [1900-1901]

The family lived at 5 Ivy Street, King Cross [1901].

Watson died 16th May 1906.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £34 10/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary Jane.

After his death, Mary Jane took over at the Anchor [from 1906 until at least 1914].

In [Q2] 1912, Mary Jane married John William Speak in Halifax

Cockroft, William
[1638-1685] Or Cockcroft.

Of Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1675, he bought Hangingroyd Mill and the estate at Hangingroyd, Hebden Bridge, from his cousin Richard Robertshaw.

He married Mary [1635-1719].

Children:

  1. Sarah [1662-1700] who was buried near the altar at Heptonstall Church

Cockroft, William
[1847-1911] With his brother, Dan, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Chambers, he was a partner in Cockroft & Chambers.

He later moved to Bradford and worked as a bookkeeper

Cockroft, William
[1850-1908] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool comber [1874].

On 16th February 1874, he married Mary Ann Scott [1852-1905] at Illingworth Church.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Wilson [1874-1957]
  2. Betsy [1876-1952]
  3. Spencer
  4. Alice [b 1880]
  5. Lucy [b 1882]
  6. Thomas [b 1885]
  7. Clara [b 1887]
  8. Amy [b 1889]
  9. Fred [b 1892]
  10. Emma [b 1893]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 1 Horton Place, Bradshaw [1905, 1908].

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: Mary Ann [20th December 1905]; William [31st October 1908]

Cockroft, Willie
[1886-1917] Son of Job Cockroft.

Born in Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot.

He was a stone merchant (employer) [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Germany [27th June 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref VI D 10].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

 

Cockroft surname
A variant of the surname Cockcroft

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

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cockroft, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Cockroft:


Marriages 1809, 1835, 1856, 1871, 1884, 1896, 1899, 1900, 1907, 1917; Death 1907
 



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