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Chapman, BatesRef 416-1845
[1875-1908] Son of Robert Chapman, warp dresser

Born in Halifax.

He was a porter of Peel Street, Halifax [1897] / a wire drawer's labourer [1901].

In 1897, he married Ellen Hesseldin [1875-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

Ellen, of Prospect Street, was born in Shipley, the daughter of James Hesseldin, weaver.

She was a cotton reeler [1901, 1911]



  1. Ernest
  2. (possibly) Harold [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 61 Prospect Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 65 Prospect Street, New Bank, Halifax [1911]
  • 29 Range Bank, Halifax

Bates died in Halifax in 1908 (aged 32) 

Chapman, DavidRef 416-3
[1844-1917] Son of James Chapman.

Born in Northowram.

He was shopman linen draper [1871] / assistant overseer and collector of Income Tax [1881, 1891] / collector of Poor Rate Tax, insurance agent and estate agent  (employer) [1901] / assistant overseer and tax collector retired (on superannuation)   [1911].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Elizabeth [1848-1936] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Boroughbridge / Minskip, Yorkshire


  1. Arthur [b 1871] who was a mechanic fitter [1891]
  2. Walter [1872]
  3. Frank [b 1873] assistant collector of Poor Rate Tax  [1901], assistant overseer collector and teacher of shorthand [1891]
  4. William [1875]
  5. Luther [1878]
  6. Arnold [1879-1880]
  7. A stillborn child [1881]
  8. Wilfred [b 1886] clerk to collector of Poor Rate Tax  [1901]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 7 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

They lived at

  • Tidswell Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 10 Haley Hill, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 14 Salisbury Place, Halifax [1911]

David died 8th October 1917 (aged 73).

Elizabeth died 30th November 1936 (aged 88).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1672] with David's parents

The children died in infancy and were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1671].

Chapman, Edmund ThomasonRef 416-1075
[1847-1912] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter [1867].

In [Q4] 1867, he married Ruth Howarth [1849-1923] in Halifax.

Ruth was born in Halifax


  1. Astley Edward [b 1868]
  2. Anne Amelia [b 1871]
  3. Emmeline [b 1873]
  4. Willie [b 1874]
  5. Fred [b 1877]
  6. Harry [b 1878]
  7. Tom [b 1881]
  8. Eleanor [b 1883]
  9. Mary [b 1890]
  10. Karl

The children were born in Halifax/Luddenden.

They lived at

  • Halifax Lane, Luddenden [1891, 1901]
  • 2 Old Lane, Luddenden [1911]

Chapman, ErnestRef 416-1601
[1898-1917] Son of Bates Chapman.

He was a helper worsted spinner [1911] / working at Brunswick Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 28th April 1917 (aged 19).

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

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Chapman, Ernest HenryRef 416-1703
[1885-1917] Son of George Pattle Chapman.

Born in Siddal / Brighouse.

He was a domestic gardener [1901] / an apprentice to Conway's Limited / a nurseryman working in York / an insurance agent in York [1908, 1911].

In 1908, he married Amy Priestley [1885-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.

Amy, a millhand of Greetland, was born in Triangle, the daughter of George Priestley, wool sorter


  1. Jack [b 1911]
  2. Frank [b 1915]

The family lived at

  • 217 Rochdale Road, Greetland
  • 8 Hampden Street, York [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were Ernest Henry's brother Frederick Chapman [b 1881] (postman) [1911] and his wife Ethel Chapman [b 1879].

During World War I, Ernest Henry enlisted [August 1914], and was

amongst the first to voluntarily respond to the country's call

served as a Sergeant with D Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 32).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Chapman, Rev F.Ref 416-2138
[18??-1897] Superintendent of Hebden Bridge Wesleyan Circuit.

He died at Redcar

Chapman, F.Ref 416-1684
[1897-1917] Son of Mary Hannah & Fred Chapman of 136 East View, Lee Mount, Halifax.

Born at Marsh, Huddersfield

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 2nd/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 19th April 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I B 11]

Chapman, FredRef 416-535
[1900-1974] He was an engineering pattern maker.

In 1931, he married Eve Naylor in Halifax.


  1. Vera MacDonald (Chapman) [1933-2004]
  2. Marion Reynolds (Chapman) [b 1936] who was a head  mistress, actor, president of Halifax Thespians, crown green bowler  & public speaker
  3. David [b 1944] who was a head master, & an Anglican  priest in Canada

Chapman, GeorgeRef 416-1326
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1917, when he was manager/secretary of Farrow's Bank Limited in Halifax

Chapman, George PattleRef 416-832
[1851-19??] Born in West Thorp / Finningham / Newmarket, Suffolk.

He was a groom & coachman [1881] / a domestic coachman [1891, 1901] / a tripe shopkeeper [1911].

In 1871, he married Mary Ann Bibby [1849-19??] in Witham, Essex.

Mary Ann was born in Coggeshall, Essex


  1. Elizabeth Maud [b 1872] who was deaf from birth, and a  pupil at the Deaf & Dumb Institution, Doncaster [1881]
  2. Laura Mary [b Q3 1873] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Ada Emily [b 1875] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  4. Anne (Annie) Gertrude [b 1877] who was a worsted twister  [1901]
  5. Amy Louisa [b 1879] who was deaf & dumb, and a pupil at  the Yorkshire Institution for the Education of Deaf & Dumb  Children in Doncaster, & was an underclothing machinist [1901], a  blouse sewing machinist [1911]
  6. Frederick William [b 1881]
  7. Florence Arabella [b 1882] who was a worsted twister  [1901]
  8. Ernest Henry
  9. Nellie Beatrice [b 1889] who was staying with her sister,  Laura Mary, in York [1901] & a cotton spinning carder [1911]

They lived at

  • Coachman's Cottage, Bradford Road, Brighouse [1881]
  • 2 Skircoat Green Road, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Doncaster Street, Salterhebble [1901, 1911]
  • 3 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1917]

Living with them [in 1901] was niece Nelly Bibby [b Ferring, Essex 1881] (worsted twister) 

Chapman, HansonRef 416-1116
[1839-1890] Born 21st March 1839.

In [Q4] 1860, he married Mary Sutcliffe [1840-1903] in Halifax.


  1. Hannah Jane [b 1863] who married [Halifax Q1 1883]  John Verity & had a son Ronald [1910-26th June 1920]
  2. Emma [1865-31st December 1893] who married Joe  Whiteley
  3. Arthur [1871-10th July 1872] who died aged 11 months
  4. Ann [1878-3rd July 1903]

Hanson died 14th February 1890.

Mary died 4th February 1903 (aged 63).

He was buried at Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot

Chapman, HaroldRef 416-4000
[18??-19??] A fish dealer of the Square.

On 9th April 1905, he, Joseph Dobson, Rev William Lawrence, and Rev John Wilkinson were sent to jail as passive resisters.

On 2nd April 1906, he, Rev William Lawrence and Rev John Wilkinson were sent to jail for the second time as passive resisters

Chapman, Harry DenzilRef 416-1376
[19??-1943] Son of Mary Jane & Harry Chapman of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 159th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th August 1943.

He was buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 9 K 7]

Chapman, HerbertRef 416-7
[1865-1904] Son of Squire Chapman.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a butcher [1881, 1901, 1904].

In [Q3] 1887, he married Kate Woolley [1865-1932] in Halifax.

Kate was born in Kettam, Rutland


  1. William Squire [b 1890]
  2. Mary Eveline [1895-1906] who was buried with her father
  3. Clifford [b 1900]

They lived at 4 Stansfields Court, Ovenden [1901].

Herbert died 31st May 1904 (aged 39), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1339].

In [Q3] 1906, Kate married (2) Albert Edward V. Liversidge in Halifax

Chapman, IsraelRef 416-1714
[1809-1893] Born in Sowerby.

He was a wool comber [1841] / a wool dealer [1851] / a retired wool comber (jeweller's gentleman) [1881] / a retired grocer [1891].

He married Sarah [1813-1893].

Sarah was born in Skircoat / Salterhebble


  1. E. Morton [b 1835] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  2. Richard [b 1839]
  3. Lemuel / Sam [b 1841]
  4. Thomas [b 1842]
  5. William Henry Herbert [1845-24th October 1877]
  6. Susan [1846-27th July 1875]
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1849] who married Henry Septimus Raper
  8. Israel John [1850-8th October 1869]
  9. Rosevair

They lived at

  • Upper Hollins [1841]
  • Cinderhills, Southowram [1851]
  • 15 Cinderhill Lane, Siddal [1881]
  • 39 Rose Grove, Cinderhills, Siddal [1891]

Israel died 9th March 1893 (aged 84).

Sarah died 31st July 1893 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 1/A68]

Chapman, JamesRef 416-2
[1816-1873] Born in Boothtown.

He was a boot & shoe maker [1841] / a cordwainer employing no men [1851] / a boot & shoe maker [1861].

In [Q2] 1839, he married Susannah Barke [1808-1891] in Halifax.

Susannah was born in Northowram.

She was a boot & shoe binder [1861]



  1. Edwin [b 1844]
  2. David
  3. Leah [b 1849] who was a cork sole sewer [1861]

The family lived at

  • Palman's House, Boothtown [1851]
  • South side of Boothtown [1851]
  • Chapman's House, Boothtown [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was Daniel Baxendale [b 1841] (worsted manufacturer calculator).

James died 25th September 1873 (aged 57).

Susannah died 1st February 1891 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1672]

Chapman, JamesRef 416-1054
[1823-18??] A delver at Southowram.

He had a wife and family living in Lancashire.

He was charged with the manslaughter of Mercy Hopkinson on the 23rd September 1865.

At the trial, Hopkinson was said to be of intemperate habits, and on the 22nd of September 1865, she got very drunk in the Pack Horse Inn, Southowram.

Chapman took her home and at 6:00 am next morning, he went to the police-office and stated that his wife had died in the course of the night of cramp.

Witnesses reported hearing sounds of people fighting and beating.

After a short deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of guilty. His Lordship stated that he quite concurred in the verdict. His only surprise was that the prisoner did not stand in the dock charged with murder. Chapman was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude

Chapman, John SamuelRef 416-646
[1893-1917] Born in Nantwich, Cheshire.

He was a butcher's assistant lodging in Leigh, Lancashire [1911] / a butcher for the Argentine Meat Company, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted at Todmorden [1915], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He went to France [early 1916].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 10th September 1917.

The Todmorden & District News [16th August 1918] published his photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10B, 11B & 12B], and on Todmorden War Memorial

Chapman, KarlRef 416-1077
[1896-1917] Son of Edmund Thomason Chapman.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a doffer [1911] / a woollen doubler [1916]

He lived at

During World War I, he enlisted in Hebden Bridge [11th February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

His army record shows that he was in good health but had a slight club foot.

He arrived in the Balkans via Salonika [16th November 1916].

He died of dysentery in Greece [30th June 1917].

He was buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece [Grave Ref 1818].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Chapman, KennethRef 416-1306
[1924-1945] Son of Edith & Arthur Chapman of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th April 1945 (aged 21).

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

Chapman, MorrisRef 416-408
[1823-1881] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic [1848].

On 4th November 1848, he married Ruth Atkinson in Halifax.

Ruth was the daughter of
Isaac Atkinson


  1. John [1841-1854] who was born out of wedlock

Chapman, Rev R. W. B.Ref 416-890
[18??-19??] He was vicar at Pontefract before becoming Vicar of Hartshead [1930-1936]

Chapman, RobertRef 416-6
[1844-1908] Born in Barnard Castle, Durham.

He was a rug weaver [1868, 1870, 1871] [1881] / a cotton warp beamer [1901] / a weaver [1908].

In [Q4] 1863, he married Mary Bates [1847-1923] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Thornton.

She was a setter [1871] / a charwoman [1911]



  1. John William [1864-1872]
  2. Harry [1865-1866]
  3. Edward [1867-1870]
  4. Harry [b 1869] who was a box boy (wood maker) [1881]
  5. Stansfield [b 1871]
  6. Freddy [b 1873]
  7. Bates [b 1875]
  8. Isabella [1880-1946] who was a milliner [1901] & married  William Hargreaves

The family lived at

  • 60 Crib Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 62 Crib Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 39 Peel Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 9 Swaines Terrace, Halifax (the widowed Mary was living  alone in one room) [1911]

Robert died 13th May 1908 (aged 64).

Mary died 20th June 1923 (aged 76).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4161]

Chapman, Robert EdwardRef 416-488
[1848-19??] Born in East Moon, Wakefield.

He was a corporation gaux collector [1911].

In [Q3] 1867, he married Zillah Hargreaves Hirst [1850-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Beatrice [1891-1980] who married Frederick Wilborough Pulman

They lived at 54 Penn Street, Pellon Lane [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Beatrice, her husband Frederick Wilborough Pulman and granddaughter Amy Gladys

Chapman, Rev RodneyRef 416-1942
[19??-] Vicar of Stainland and Outlane [2008]

Chapman, RosevairRef 416-1726
[1852-1895] Son of Israel Chapman.

He was a stone mason [1891].

He married Martha [1846-1898].


  1. Ruth [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

They lived at 37 Rose Grove, Cinderhills, Siddal [1891].

Rosevair died 26th May 1895 (aged 43).

Martha died 19th October 1898 (aged 52).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 1/A68] with Rosevair's parents

Chapman, SquireRef 416-8
[1834-1891] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stuff singer [1871] / a stuff finisher [1881].

He married Mary [1838-1???].

Mary was born in Ovenden


  1. Eliza [b 1860] who was a weaver [1871], a twister worsted  mill [1881]
  2. Clara [b 1862] who was a twister worsted mill [1881]
  3. Herbert
  4. Ada [b 1868] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  5. Annie [b 1872, 1881]
  6. Fred [b 1876, 1881]
  7. Ellen [b 1878, 1881]

The family lived at

  • Norwood Green, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871]
  • 17 Back Bedford Terrace Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was relative Hannah Fogg [b Warley 1805] (pauper).

Squire died in Halifax [Q4 1891] (aged 57) 

Chapman, StanleyRef 416-875
[1913-19??] Born in Huddersfield.

He moved to Brighouse.

In 1950, he began drawing and painting.

In 1979, he succeeded Peter Shutt as President of the Brighouse Art Circle, and held the office for 23 years.

In 1982, he was a founder member of the Yorkshire Watercolour Society. He has exhibited at many exhibitions.

He followed in the footsteps of Miles Sharpe and painted many of the streets, snickets and old buildings of Brighouse to create an illustrated record of the ever changing town.

He also illustrated several books, including a history of Hartshead Church and Reg Mitchell's Death of a Borough.

His book, A Jubilee Sketch Book, presents 50 drawings in and around Brighouse, Halifax and Huddersfield, with 2 or 3 from a little farther afield

Chapman, WilliamRef 416-4
[1850-1901] Son of William Chapman.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a cotton twister manufacturer [1881] / a cotton twister [1891, 1901].

He married Sarah [1848-1917].

Sarah was born in Ovenden


  1. Ida [b 1876] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891] &  married [Halifax Q1 1898] Eli Oldfield
  2. Gertrude [b 1878]
  3. Albert [b 1880] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891,  1901]
  4. Irvine [b 1881] who was a cotton piecer [1891, 1901]
  5. Lewis [b 1883] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  6. Nellie [b 1886] who was a glove lining mender [1901]

They lived at

  • 9 Squires Court, Northowram [1881]
  • 24 South Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • 23 Darley Street, Halifax [1901]

William died 10th October 1901 (aged 51).

Sarah died 26th April 1917 (aged 69).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2130] with their grandchildren: Cissie Oldfield [1901-1914] & Nellie Oldfield [1906-1914]

Chapman, WilliamRef 416-5
[1807-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a hand loom weaver [1851].

Around 1832, he married Rachel [1809-18??].

Rachel was born in Ovenden


  1. Michael [b 1832] who was a cotton piecer [1851]
  2. Squire [b 1835] who was a wool comber [1851]
  3. Jonathan [b 1837] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  4. Hanson [b 1839] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1842]
  6. Jane [b 1844]
  7. Hannah [b 1845]
  8. Thomas [b 1847]
  9. William

They lived at Page Hill, Ovenden [1851]

Chapman, WilliamRef 416-8081
[1841-1898] From Halifax.

He was a fish merchant in Wyke [1898].

He married Unknown.


  1. Henry Waller who was a fisherman at Cleethorpes [1898]

In 1898, William was one of 8 people who died when he was a passenger in an express train which collided with a derailed goods train at Wrawby Junction near Lincoln.

See Edwin Iredale

Chapman, Rev William EdwardRef 416-1195
[18??-1???] Vicar of St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1874]. He served at Freshford, Kent [1905]



Chapman surnameRef 416-1
There are 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Chapman, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Chapman

Marriages 1894, 1899, 1908; Death 1899

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2473


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