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The entries for people & families with the surname Culpan are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Culpan, MrRef 233-798
[18??-19??] Architect. In partnership as Longbottom & Culpan

Culpan, Albert W.Ref 233-1743
[18??-19??] MIBTh. Botano-therapist at 5 Bond Street, Halifax [1937]

Culpan, AndrewRef 233-958
[1???-1961] Of Mytholmroyd. Director of Thomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,874

Culpan, ArnoldRef 233-5
[1892-1918] Son of John Culpan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Pye Nest Primitive Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / educated at Crossley & Porter School / a leather merchant's clerk [1911] / cashier for Brearley & Company, Bermondsey leather warehouse in Halifax.

In 1916, he married Mary E Simpson in Halifax.

They lived at Washer Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted under the Derby Scheme [April 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He soon went to France, where he was wounded.

He was killed at Cambrai, a bullet having passed through his brain [28th September 1918].

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

He was buried at Flesquières Hill British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III D 12.]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

Culpan, Arthur RaymondRef 233-759
[1892-1917] Son of Milford Culpan.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [8th February 1916] and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He left for France [22nd May 1917] and arrived with the 34th infantry base depot at Étaples.

On 20th November 1917, he was taken to the field hospital with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. He died of his wounds [4th December 1917].

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXXI A 16]

Culpan, EdgarRef 233-2111
[1880-1959] Son of Thomas Morley Culpan.

Like his father, he was a basket maker, and a partner in T. M. Culpan & Son.

On 18th September 1907, he married Sarah Ellen Halliday [1880-1948] at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Culpan, ElkanahRef 233-2112
[1832-1893] Born in Sowerby.

He was a market inspector [1871, 1893].

On 17th January 1853, he married Asenath Morley [1829-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Asenath was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Clara Jane [b 1853] who was a carpet sewer [1871]
  2. William [1855-1926] who was a carpet printer [1871]
  3. Thomas Morley
  4. Paulina [1859-1930]
  5. Lewis Edgar [1860-1867]
  6. Enoch [1866-1915]
  7. Cornelius [1868-1938]
  8. Amos [1872-1932]

The family lived at

  • 12 Piece Hall Yard [1871]
  • Victoria Road, Halifax [1893]

Elkanah died 21st April 1893.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £193.

Probate was granted to his widow Asenath

Culpan, Frank RamseyRef 233-1293
[1926-1945] Son of May & Willie Culpan of 10 Albert Avenue, New Pellon.

He was a member of Pellon Primitive Methodist Chapel Boys' Brigade / educated at Battinson Road School / a signalman for London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the frigate HMS Goodall.

He died in the Dardanelles [29th April 1945] (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed in the Barents Sea by German Submarine U-286, with the loss of 95 crew.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 80 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Culpan, FredRef 233-10
[1872-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a brick yard labourer [1901] / a sanitary ware labourer [1911].

In [Q1] 1899, he married Mary Ann Loughlin [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Marion [b 1902]
  3. John [b 1904]
  4. Edwin [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 40 St Mark's Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 Brier Street, Halifax [1911, 1918]

Culpan, George ArthurRef 233-7
[1881-1917] Father not recorded.

He was a driver of 79 Chapel Street, Salford [1903] / a driver for Halifax Corporation Tramways / a tram car cleaner (Halifax Corporation) [1911].

In [Q1] 1903, he married Hannah Mitchell in Halifax.


Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. Cyril [b 1905]
  2. Harris [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 3 Cross Hills Yard, Cross Hills, Halifax [1911]
  • 3 Broad Street, Halifax

During World War I, he and Harry Tiley enlisted [October 1914], and Culpan served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Bullecourt [11th April 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref III D 19].

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

His nephew Clifford Garnett also died in the War

Culpan, GledhillRef 233-1598
[1894-1917] Son of John Culpan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Siddal Baptist Church / an apprentice newspaper compositor [1911] / a newspaper compositor / employed by the Halifax Courier.

During World War I, he enlisted [19th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died in the Dardanelles [3rd December 1917] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th January, 19th October & 26th October 1918].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 10], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Culpan, Herbert RatcliffeRef 233-223
[1876-1966] Son of John Culpan.

Born in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Norman

Culpan, JamesRef 233-2445
[1849-1920] Millwright of Sowerby.

Son of waste dealer Thomas Culpan.

In 1870, he married Ann, daughter of John Hardy at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Amanda [b 1870] who was a worsted winder [1891]

In 1891, Ann and Amanda were living with Ann's parents at Norland

Culpan, JohnRef 233-4380
[1???-18??] A woolcomber of Sowerby.

On 25/8/1822, he married Sarah Sharpe of Warley at Halifax Parish Church

Culpan, JohnRef 233-1234
[18??-1889] Around 1855, he established the business which became J. Culpan & Sons

Culpan, JohnRef 233-1813
[1814-1888] A well-known Chartist.

He was a Methodist but left to become the first Spiritualist in the local movement.

He was one of the founders of the Halifax Co-operative Trading Society [1849].

In 1850, he was one of the founders of the Halifax Working Men's Co-operative & Provident Society.

In 1850, he was Corresponding Secretary for the Halifax Chartist Association, and

was to be reached at the Temperance Hotel, Halifax

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2122]

Culpan, JohnRef 233-2114
[1820-1894] Grocer at Boothtown.

He married Mary Ann Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [1842-1915] who married Telemachus Barlow
  2. Sarah
  3. Thomas [b 1850]
  4. Emily [b 1852] who married George Benton
  5. Arthur [b 1854] who married Eva Hudson
  6. Walter [b 1856] who married Julia Priestley
  7. John Henry [b 1859] who married Sabina Scott
  8. Fred [b 1862] who married Hannah Maria Sugden

Culpan, JohnRef 233-670
[1845-1920] Born in Midgley.

He and his brother-in-law David Smith inherited the blanket-making business of their father-in-law Thomas Ratcliffe.

The 2 fell out and the firm was split into two separate and independent companies.

A condition of the initial partnership was that, if one of the partners died, the other had to buy him out and pay off his dependants. John fell seriously ill, but he recovered and David Smith died first, and John took sole charge, John brought his eldest son, Herbert, and his younger sons, Andrew and Dan, into the business.

In 1915, the firm became Thomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited. The business subsequently passed to Herbert's son Norman.

He was a member of Mytholmroyd District Council for 9 years.

In [Q4] 1869, he married Mary Jane Ratcliffe in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Warley, the daughter of Thomas Ratcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor J. [b 1873]
  2. Herbert Ratcliffe
  3. Andrew [b 1878]
  4. Ada [b 1880]
  5. Dan [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • Green Hill, Midgley [1891]

Culpan, JohnRef 233-6
[1866-1902] Born in Halifax.

He was a master grocer (employer) [1891] / a grocer (employer) [1901].

In 1887, he married Annie Bentley [1865-1935] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Stanley [b 1891] who was a boilermaker's clerk [1911]
  2. Arnold
  3. Edith Annie [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 88 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 129 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 34 Milton Street, Halifax [1902]
  • 13 Ashbourne Grove, Halifax [1911]
  • 42 Franklin Street, Halifax [1935]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Mary M Bentley [b  1871] (worsted winder).

John died in Halifax in 1902 (aged 36).

Annie died in 1935.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 2 LL 43]

Culpan, JohnRef 233-9
[1870-19??] Son of John Culpan, wool packer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clogger of Siddal [1893] / a lamplighter [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Mary Evans [1871-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Mount Pellon, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Greenwood Thomas, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Gledhill
  2. Harold [b 1898] who was a telegraph messenger [1911]

The family lived at

  • 21 Morton's Place, Siddal [1901]
  • 24 Kimberley Street, Ovenden [1911, 1917]

Culpan, JohnRef 233-533
[1883-1908] When he died on 30th December 1908, newspaper reports described him as a
talented linguist

He lived at Ploughcroft House, Halifax

Culpan, John SunderlandRef 233-30
[1811-1???] Born in Skircoat.

He was a plumber & glazier [1851].

Around 1835, he married Susan [1810-1???].


Susan was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1835] who was a plumber & glazier [1851]
  2. Richard [b 1841]
  3. Emma [b 1846]
  4. Harriet [b 1849]

The family lived at 10 George Street, Halifax [1851]

Culpan, MilfordRef 233-761
[1850-1922] He married Ann Mitchell [1851-1893].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1872]
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1875]
  3. Arthur Raymond

The children were born in Halifax

Culpan, NathanRef 233-1586
[1828-1889] He was landlord of the Shepherds' Rest, Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1887].

In 1850, he married (1) Mary Culpan [18??-1875] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Richard [1854]
  2. Betsy [1856]
  3. John [1861]
  4. Mary [1863]
  5. Sarah [1866]

In 1876, he married (2) Hannah Taylor.

Children:

  1. Alice [1880-1937] who married married Ezekiel Bunney

Culpan, NormanRef 233-671
[1???-19??] Son of Herbert Culpan.

He took over the family business of Thomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited from his father and his uncles

Culpan, RayRef 233-4
[1???-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Culpan, RichardRef 233-551
[1834-1902] He was a butcher / Landlord of the Bell Hotel, Sowerby [1874] / Landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Sowerby / a member of Sowerby Local Board / principal bell-ringer at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann who married Edward Navy Chambers

The family lived at Montague Street, Sowerby New Road [1902]

Culpan, Sarah A.Ref 233-2113
[1846-1???] Daughter of John Culpan

She was landlady of the Junction Hotel, Halifax.

She married Richard Roberts.

Children:

  1. Unknown

Their son, John, took over from Sarah as landlord of the Junction Hotel, Halifax

Culpan, Thomas MorleyRef 233-1585
[1857-1938] Son of Elkanah Culpan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

He became a basket-maker.

He was a partner in Waters & Culpan [until 1885].

He established T. M. Culpan & Son.

On 20th April 1879, he married Charlotte Stott [1860-1938] at Christ Church, Pellon.

Children:

  1. Edgar
  2. Clara Jane [b 1883] who was a draper's assistant [1901]
  3. Arnold [1896-1971]

He lived at 20 Corporation Street, Halifax [1901, 1905].

In 1911, he challenged Harry Houdini to escape from one of his wicker baskets

Culpan, TitusRef 233-9870
[1793-1871] He was a weaver [1824] / a woollen weaver [1841, 1851, 1861]

In 1824, he married Susey Smith [1809-18??] of Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1826] who was a twister (worsted) [1841]
  2. John [b 1829] who was a worsted spinner [1841], a slubber [1851]
  3. James [b 1832] who was a woollen spinner [1851]
  4. Titus
  5. Joshua [b 1838] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  6. Hannah [b 1839] who was a spinner worsted [1851]
  7. Alice [b 1842] who was a worsted drawer [1861]
  8. Thomas [b 1844] who was a frame piecer [1861]
  9. Sarah [b 1849] who was a worsted spinner [1861]

The family lived at

  • Upper Brick, Sowerby [1841]
  • 22 Sowerby Town [1851]
  • 71 Main Street, Sowerby [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was visitor William Cooper [aged 3]

Culpan, TitusRef 233-5130
[1835-1905] Son of Titus Culpan.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a doffer (worsted) [1851] / a worsted dyer [1861] / a brown grease maker [1871] / a brown grease maker (oil) [1881] / a brown grease maker tallow [1891] / a retired grease maker [1901].

In [Q3] 1861, he married Elizabeth Mitchell [1836-1905] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Sowerby, was the daughter of John Mitchell, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Delena / Deleme / Delina [b 1864] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  2. a cotton winder [1891]
  3. Mary Ellen [b 1867] who was a dress maker [1881]
  4. Ann [b 1869] who was a cotton cop twister [1881], a cotton piecer [1891], & married Ernest Milnes

In 1861, he was a lodger in Northowram.

The family lived at

  • Well Head, Sowerby [1871]
  • 19 Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1881]
  • 19 Syke Lane, Sowerby [1891]
  • 2 Raw Pickle, Luddendenfoot [1901]
  • St Peter's Square, Sowerby [1905, 1906]

Living with them [in 1901] was daughter Ann Milnes and grandson Walter Milnes [aged 4].

Elizabeth died 5th December 1905 (aged 71).

Titus died 10th December 1905 (aged 70).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,316 19/8d

Culpan, TrevorRef 233-622
[1931-2004] Born in Rastrick. He worked at Firth's Carpets. In 1964, he became the world-champion harmonica player. In 1975, he appeared on the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks

Culpan, WallaceRef 233-367
[1884-1941] Born in Halifax.

He was a printer [1903].

On 24th December 1903, he married Clara Hollas at All Souls' Church, Haley Hill.


Clara was the daughter of
John Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1905]
  2. Dorothy [b 1909]

He died in Preston

Culpan, WalterRef 233-2
[1856-1898] Born in Halifax [January 1856].

He was a telegraph labourer [1881] / a sanitary labourer for Corporation [1891].

In 1878, he married Julia Priestley [1858-1???].


Julia was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1879] who was a worsted spinning doffer [1891], a waterworks labourer [1901], a meter inspector at waterworks [1911]
  2. Ernest [b 1884] who was a worsted colour matcher [1901], a worsted spinning overlooker [1911]
  3. Hilda [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901] a carpet weaver [1911]
  4. Wilfred
  5. Emily [b 1896] who was an underclothing machinist [1911]
  6. Nellie [b 1898] who was a shop assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • 26 St Peter's Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 61 Booth Town Road, Northowram [1891]
  • Reservoir House, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Walter died in Halifax [24th May 1898] (aged 47).

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Culpan, WalterRef 233-2504
[1862-1???] A butcher in Halifax.

In 1891, he married Mary Ann, daughter of John Platts.

They lived at 6 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Mary Ann's widowed mother Jemima

Culpan, WilfredRef 233-8
[1892-1917] Son of Walter Culpan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a grocery shop assistant [1911] / employed at Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited [for 8 years].

He lived at 35 Haigh Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Yorkshire Mounted Brigade [June 1915], then served as a Private with the 21st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed in action in France [4th October 1917] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 120-124, 162-162A & 163A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon

Culpan, WilliamRef 233-8660
[17??-18??] On 10 May 1815, he married Mary, daughter of Joseph Brearley.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child

William and Mary and family sailed to New Zealand on the Jane Gifford, arriving on 10th October 1842. They were some of the first settlers in Auckland, New Zealand

Culpan, WilliamRef 233-2518
[1815-1896] Born in Halifax.

He was beerhouse keeper at the Travellers' Rest, Sowerby [1880-1893].

On 12th July 1884, he was charged with serving PC Taylor with intoxicating liquor, and he was fined £4 plus costs.

He married Elizabeth [1844-1902].

Children:

  1. John Henry [1876-1893]
  2. Albert [1878-1904]
  3. William [1880-1940]

Culpan, WilliamRef 233-3
[1900-1918] Son of Fred Culpan.

He was a member of St Bernard's Boy Scouts / a lather boy at hairdressers [1911] / employed in the offices of Samuel Webster & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he was called-up [December 1917], and joined Leicestershire Regiment; he was transferred and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died 29th August 1918 (aged 18).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [14th September & 21st September 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church.

Culpan, WillieRef 233-472
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Durham Light Infantry.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

 

Culpan surnameRef 233-1
Another form of the surname is Culpin.

George Redmonds writes that the surname is recorded in Sowerby in the 14th century, and

John Culpen gave 15/- to take 14½ acres and one perch of land ... in Mithomrode [1307]

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Culpan, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Culpan:


Marriages 1887, 1896, 1899, 1900; Deaths 1861, 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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