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Clegg, Mr
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1773]

Clegg, Mr
[1???-18??] Son of Thomas Clegg of the Roebuck Inn, Todmorden.

He served in the Navy. When he returned to the district after his travels, he is said to have named the inn Portsmouth, a local milking-house Whitehaven, and the local joiner's-house Chatham

Clegg, Mr
[16??-1682] Curate at Southowram [1670].

Heywood comments that there are other curates at this time


but they have proved so bad that they are not worth naming ... they are without a minister, going to worship at Halifax, or coming to hear me [1681]
 

Of Clegg, Heywood writes


one told me of the sad passage of Mr Clegge, preacher at Chapel Le Brears, that he is a constant frequenter of the ale house close by him, that a month ago, May 28th 1682, having done his service at chapel in the forenoon, at noon some company fell a drinking, and he was sadly drunk, yet he would needs go into the chapel and was helped with much ado into the pulpit. He spoke blasphemy, saying we have a merciless god. Another time, being drunk, he fell in snow and had been lost but for help. The vicar saith not a word against this man, and it is vain to inform against him
 

Clegg, Dr A. H.
[18??-19??] Of Hebden Bridge

Clegg, Abe
[1871-19??] Son of Henry Clegg.

Born at Lane Ends, Wheatley, Halifax.

He was a railway porter of 6 Ovenden Wood [1895] / a railway goods checker [1901] / a railway checker (Gt. N. Rly.) Halifax [1911].

In 1895, he married Susannah Hesselden [1871-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Susannah, was born in Ovenden Wood, Halifax, the daughter of John Hesselden, brewer
 

Children:

  1. Jack
  2. Arthur Leslie [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 36 Holmes Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 89 Dyson Road, Halifax [1911, 1918]

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder brother-in-law William Hesselden [b 1877] (brewer's drayman) 

Clegg, Albert Edward
[1887-1916] Son of George Henry Clegg.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a shopkeeper / assisting in the family drapery business [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Manchester Regiment.

He died in the conflict.


The Commonwealth War Grave Commission Website has an entry for an Albert Clegg who served as a Private with the 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment and died 1st July 1916, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [13A & 14C]
 

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother George Harold also died in the War

Clegg, Ann
[18??-1883] She was described as
a respectable young woman of Barker-street, Lineholme

She committed suicide in Catholes Dam 29th June 1883

Clegg, Aquilla
[1871-1???] Son of John Clegg, farmer.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer of Brearley, Sowerby [1891] / a farmer's man [1901] / a dairyman [1911].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Martha Ann Fielding [1870-1???] at Halifax Parish Church


Martha Ann, of Brearley, Sowerby, was born in Mytholmroyd, the daughter of Joseph Fielding, engine tenter
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1892] who was a worsted weaver [1911]
  2. Ellen [b 1895]
  3. Herbert
  4. Arnold [b 1900]
  5. Edith [b 1902]
  6. Mary [b 1906]
  7. Harry [b 1909]
  8. Frank [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 6 Winter Neb, Luddendenfoot [1901]
  • 20 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • Throstle Nest Farm, Luddendenfoot [around 1913]
  • Lower Spark House, Norland [1918]

Clegg, Arthur
[18??-1???] Director of Hollingrake & Clegg Limited

Clegg, Arthur
[1881-1918] Son of Joseph William Clegg.

He was a well-known swimming & water polo champion / a member of Halifax Swimming Club & water polo team / a woollen merchant's assistant [1901] / a commercial traveller for cloth merchant [1911] / employed by J. E. Howarth of Lister Lane, Halifax.

On 26th December 1911, he married Lois Winifred Hirst [1883-1951] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Lois Winifred, of 1 Boothtown Road, was the daughter of George Henry Hirst, sculptor & monumental mason
 

Children:

  1. David [b 1913]

The family lived at 16 Corporation Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1916], then served as a Lance Corporal with the 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry - formerly with the West Riding Regiment.

He was invalided home with a poisoned foot [April 1917], and returned to France after his recovery.

He died 11th April 1918.

He was buried at Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France [Grave Ref III A 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother Harry also died in the War; both died within 24 hours of each other in France

Clegg, Barker
[18??-19??] He established business as a slipper manufacturer at Carr Mill, Todmorden [1905].

See Wilfred Isaac Johnson

Clegg, Barker Thomas
[1880-1961] JP, CBE, LLD.

Son of William Clegg.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was an assistant greengrocer / a hay & straw merchant [1911].

In [Q2] 1908, he married Alice Maude in Todmorden.


Alice was the daughter of James Maude
 

Children:

  1. Alice Margaret [b 1910] who married [Todmorden Q3/1936] Frank Garwood
  2. Nancy Grace [b 1913] who never married

The family lived at

Barker Thomas died 27th June 1961.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,785 17/10d.

Probate was granted to his widow Alice and daughters Alice Margaret Garwood & Nancy Grace Clegg.

He was buried at Heptonstall Church

Clegg, Charles
[17??-1???] Coiner of Turvin

Clegg, David
[18??-19??] A nationally-famous organist. In 1903, he visited Halifax and performed at the Victoria Hall. The audience were unfavourably impressed by his energetic performance of his own composition Storm Fantasia, and the Courier review recorded that at the height of the storm
the organ refused to be humbugged any longer

Clegg, Donald
[1923-1944] Son of Mary (née Elizabeth) & Sidney Clegg of 18 Rookery Lane, Salterhebble.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy.

aboard the destroyer HMS Warwick.

He died 20th February 1944 (aged 21)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-413 and sank in the Bristol Channel with the loss of 67 of her crew of 160.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 86 1], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clegg, Ebenezer
[1???-17??] Churchwarden for Elland [1736]

Clegg, Ellis
[1850-19??] Born in Erringden.

He was a mill hand twister cotton [1871] / a cotton twiner [1881, 1891, 1901] / a cotton doubler twiner [1911].

In 1870, he married (1) Alice Sutcliffe [1850-1905] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry [1872-1883]
  2. Walter
  3. George [b 1878] who was a piecer of cotton [1891]
  4. Howard [1880-1885]
  5. James [b 1885] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901], a cotton doubler piecer [1911]
  6. Irvin [b 1889] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901], a cotton doubler piecer [1911]
  7. Ethel [b 1891] who was a cotton doubler piecer [1911]

Alice died in Todmorden in 1905 (aged 55).

In 1907, he married (2) Hannah Bland [1851-19??] in Bradford.


Hannah was born in Bradford
 

The family lived at

  • Victoria Buildings, Cragg Vale [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 13 Victoria Buildings, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • Church Bank, Cragg Vale

Members of the family were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Clegg, Ely
[1765-1845] Of Brockstones, Greetland.

He married Elizabeth [1771-1849].

Children:

  1. Mary [1803-8th April 1885] who married Henry Holroyd

Ely died 21st March 1845 (aged 80).

Elizabeth died 24th January 1849 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: Q3]

Clegg, Emily
[1870-1938] Daughter of Thomas Clegg.

Born in Soyland.

She never married.

She died in St Luke's Hospital, Halifax [28th April 1938].

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £2,358 15/10d to her youngest brother Herbert

Clegg, Ernest
[1873-1913] Born in Wheatley.

He was a horse dealer & farmer [1896].

In [Q1] 1896, he married Ada Charlotte Clarke [1870-1937] in Halifax.


Ada Charlotte was born in Gainsborough
 

Children:

  1. Clement Richard [1870-1954]
  2. Saville William

The family lived at

Clegg, George
[18??-1???] JP.

Partner in Hollingrake & Clegg Limited.

He and Abraham Hollingrake worked at Oats Royd Mills, Luddenden, and left to establish their own business in 1868.

He was a Town Councillor and a member of the Chamber of Commerce

Clegg, George
[1839-1895] Of Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner / a philanthropist

He married Sarah

The family lived at

Members of the family are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Clegg, George Bernard
[1920-1940] He lived at 25 Rothery Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1939], and served as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery.

He was killed in action at the Battle of France [June 1940] (aged 20).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clegg, George Harold
[1895-1915] Son of George Henry Clegg.

Born in Mytholmroyd [28th Aug 1895].

He was a draper [1914].

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died at the Royal Albert Hospital, Woolwich [21st April 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried in the Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich.

He is remembered on the Screen Wall at Greenwich [3 C A 86], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother Albert Edward also died in the War

Clegg, George Henry
[1865-1945] Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a draper [1886].

In 1886, he married Sarah Jane Robinson [1863-1910] in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. Albert Edward
  2. George Harold
  3. Edith Mabel [1902-1977] who married [Todmorden 1944] Willie Johnson [1890-1958] (the couple had no children) 

The children were born in Mytholmroyd.

The family lived at 32 Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd [1911, 1915].

Sons Albert Edward & George Harold died in World War I

George Henry died at his home at Springfield, 33 Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd [10th February 1945]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,740 8/3d.

Probate was granted to daughter Edith Mabel.

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

Clegg, H. Ernest
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Clegg, Hanson
[1???-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic/fitter [1871].

In 1860, he married Mary, daughter of David Wilkinson.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1861]
  2. Thomas E [b 1869]
  3. Arthur William [b 1870]

The family lived at Ardwick, Manchester [1871]

Clegg, Harry
[1883-1918] Or Henry.

Son of Joseph William Clegg.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher's apprentice [1901] / a butcher's assistant [1911].

He lived at Upper Brockholes, Ogden.

On 17th October 1916, he married Edith Annie Roberts [1881-19??] at St John's Church, Bradshaw.

They lived at Blackpool.

During World War I, he served as a Private / Signaller with the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died of wounds at No.8 General Hospital, Rouen [10th April 1918] (aged 35).

He was buried at Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref C 22A],

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

His brother Arthur also died in the War; they died within 24 hours of each other in France. Probate records show that Arthur left effects valued at £310 5/7d.

Administration was granted to Edith Annie.

In [Q3] 1921, Edith Annie married Geoffrey Lloyd [1876-1924] in Halifax.

Harry's estate was left un-administrated by his widow until 29th September 1936

Clegg, Harry
[1923-1944] Son of Edith & William Clegg of Ripon.

He lived at 81 Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed by a firm in Ripon.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Trooper with the 15th/19th Battalion Hussars.

He was killed in action in north-west Europe [18th October 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands [Grave Ref II E 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clegg, Herbert Aquilla
[1897-1918] Son of Aquilla Clegg.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1911].

In [Q2] 1916, he married Gwendoline Beatrice Jane Pitt in Bristol.

Children:

  1. Jean L. [b 1916]

They lived at 26 Meadow Street, Avonmouth.

Around 1913, he joined the Mercantile Marines, and during World War I,

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Mercantile Marines aboard the Cargo Ship SS Glenfruin.

He was lost [26th January 1918] (aged 21)  when his ship was sunk in the Irish Sea by German Submarine U-103, with the loss of all of her crew of 32.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, and on the Memorial at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church

Clegg, Jack
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Air Force.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Clegg, Jack
[1899-1918] Son of Abe Clegg.

Born at Battinson Road, Halifax.

He was a member of the choir of Christ Church, Pellon / a worsted doffer [1911] / an overlooker at Smith, Bulmer & Company Limited.

He lived with his parents at 89 Dyson Road, Pellon.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

He was hit in the back by shell fragments whilst on a working party [8th April 1918]. He died of shell wounds to the left side and back on the way to the dressing station [9th April 1918] (aged 19). [9th April 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th April & 27th April 1918].

He was buried at Agny Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref H 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Clegg, James
[1845-1918] Born in Elland.

He was butcher at Westgate, Elland [1871, 1881, 1891] / butcher & inn keeper at the Wheat Sheaf, Elland [1899, 1901] / licensed victualler at the Wheat Sheaf, Elland [1905, 1911, 1917, 1918].

The pub was popularly known as the Three Bonnie Lasses on account of Clegg's wife and daughters.

On 9th February 1867, he married Elizabeth Iredale [1842-1920] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1871] who married John Edward Briggs
  2. Joseph [1873-1927] who was a butcher [1891]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [1876-1933] who married Arthur Blackburn
  4. William Iredale

Living with them [in 1891] was boarder Henry Hinchliffe [aged 17] (apprentice butcher), and cousin Isabel Jordan [aged 21] (pupil-teacher).

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Richard D. Walker [aged 21] (cashier's clerk).

James died in 1918.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £496 2/10d

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth.

After his death, son William took over at the Wheat Sheaf

Clegg, Jim
[1873-1936] Son of Thomas Clegg.

Born in Ripponden,

On 26th December 1896, he married Maria Thomas [1875-1942] in Sowerby.


Maria was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1897]
  2. Harry [1904-1874]
  3. Thomas Turner [1911-1928]

The children were all born in Sowerby

Clegg, John
[17??-18??] A manufacturer of worsted goods. In 1785, he built Little John Mill, Clifton Common

Clegg, John
[1800-1842] Son of Betty [1780-1842] & Mr Clegg.

He was a whitesmith of Todmorden [1825]. He and his family were ropemakers trading as Martha, Sarah & John Clegg.

On 23rd October 1825, he married Martha Brook [1798-1867].


Martha, of Langfield, was the daughter of Hannah [1767-1856] and Mr Brook
 

Children:

  1. Samuel / Samuel Fielden (Clegg) [b 1826] who was a rope maker/iron monger [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1829]
  3. Joseph [b 1830]
  4. Brook [1831-1843]
  5. Emma [1832-1834] who died aged 1 year and 7 months
  6. Jonas
  7. Hannah [b 1837] who was a dressmaker [1851]
  8. John [b 1839]

The family lived at

  • Hallroyd, Stansfield [1841]
  • York Street, Langfield [1851]

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Clegg, John
[1830-1905] On 20th September 1850, he married Jane Richardson at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was the daughter of
Henry Richardson
 

Children:

Clegg, John
[1907-1943] Aka Jack.

Son of Wesley Clegg.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He married Annie.

They lived at Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery 56 Medium Regiment.

He died 29th January 1943 (aged 35).

He was buried at Cromer No.2 Burial Ground, Norfolk [Grave Ref D 33].

He is remembered on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Clegg, John
[1925-1943] Son of Lily & Richard H. Clegg of Walsden.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Merchant Navy aboard SS Ocean Courage.

He was lost [15th January 1943] (aged 18)  when his ship was torpedoed in the Atlantic by German Submarine U-182, with the loss of 52 of her crew of 58.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London [Grave Ref 75]

Clegg, Rev John Arthur
[1875-1900] Of Hebden Bridge. He was curate at West Derby.

He had been unwell for 3 months before his death and went to Blackpool. His father went to fetch him home, but when they were at the railway station Rev Clegg ran off along the railway line, jumped into the sea. He swam out for over a mile, took off his boots, waistcoat and collar and disappeared. A verdict of suicide was recorded

Clegg, John H.
[18??-19??] Cotton spinner at Lower Lumb Mill, Colden [1905]

Clegg, John Henry
[1896-1917] Son of Walter Clegg.

Born in Millwood, Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 21st August 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Favreuil British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I D 21].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Clegg, John W. B.
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Merchant Navy.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Clegg, Jonas
[18??-19??] A popular cricketer.

Recorded on 9th July 1900, when £78 18/10d was raised in his benefit in Todmorden

Clegg, Jonas
[1834-1901] Son of John Clegg.

He was a rope maker/iron monger [1851] / a rope maker [1861, 1871] / a rope manufacturer [1881] / a rope maker [1891] / a self employed rope, twine and cotton band maker at Sandhome Rope Walk, Todmorden – see Martha, Sarah & John Clegg / a rope & twine manufacturer (employer) [1901].

He married Susannah Law [1837-19??].


Susannah was the daughter of Thomas Law
 

Children:

  1. Jonas who was a rope & twine maker [1901]
  2. Annie who was a dressmaker (own account) [1901]
  3. Abraham who was an apprentice mechanic [1881]
  4. Samuel
  5. Amy who was a dressmaker (own account) [1901]
  6. Walter
  7. Arthur who was a rope & twine maker journeyman [1901]

The family lived at

  • 39-41 North Street, Todmorden
  • Canal Street, Langfield [1861]
  • North Street, Todmorden [1871] [1881]
  • 41 North Street, Todmorden / Cattle Market Inn, Todmorden [1891]
  • Bankside, Langfield [1901]

Jonas died 14th July 1901 (aged 66).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £421 14/-

Clegg, Joseph
[1765-1805] of Lindwell, Greetland.

Son of Ely Clegg.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [27th January 1765].

On 12th November 1791, he married Sarah Scholes [1770-1833] in Halifax.

Joseph died 27th October 1805 (aged 40).

Sarah died 4th December 1833 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: G17] with Thomas Clegg.


Question: Does anyone know whether Thomas was the son of Joseph?

 

Clegg, Joseph William
[1858-1896] Born in Norfolk.

He was a wool & waste warehouseman [1891] / a wool merchant.

In [Q1] 1880, he married Mary Sutcliffe [1859-1936] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Harry
  3. Ethel [b 1886] who was a grocer's tea packer [1901], a stationery shop assistant [1911]
  4. Gladys [b 1894] who was a dress making apprentice [1911]

The family lived at

  • 16 Corporation Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Corporation Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Joseph William died in 1896.

Sons Arthur & Harry died in World War I; they died within 24 hours of each other in France

Clegg, Matilda
[1851-1859] About noon on 5th December 1859, during heavy flooding in many parts of Yorkshire, the 8-year-old factory girl was blown into a mill-dam at Shibden and drowned

Clegg, Oliver
[1851-1896] Landlord of the Sun Inn, Rastrick [1891, 1894].

In 1872, he married Ann, daughter of James Firth, in Halifax.

He died on 21st January 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £344.

After his death, Ann took over at the Sun Inn and then married Fred Firth

Clegg, Philip
[18??-19??] Wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchant in Halifax.

He took over the business of J. & R. R. Thomas.

In 1892, he was at 27 Silver Street, Halifax.

On 2nd July 1900, he was one of the jurors sworn on the Grand Jury at the Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the West Riding at the Bradford Court House

Clegg, Philip
[1896-1917] Son of Charlotte & Joseph Clegg of 28 Wilson Street, Commercial Road, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed by Fleming, Birkby & Goodall Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 21).

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

Clegg, Philip
[1920-1943] Son of Margaret & Frank Clegg of 22 Mayfield Avenue, Halifax.

He was educated at St Augustine's School, Holy Trinity School & Heath Grammar School / a Nutter Scholar / a member of Halifax Model Aero Club / an apprentice chemist at Dean Clough Mills.

During World War II, he enlisted with the Royal Engineers [March 1940], then served as a Flight Sergeant with the 38th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in the Middle East [2nd April 1943] (aged 23).

He was buried at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya [Grave Ref 3 B 26].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Clegg, Richard
[1???-18??] He ran a private school at Wheatley [around 1838]

Clegg, Rev Richard
[1645-1720] Born in Stonehouse, Walsden. Vicar of Kirkham in Lancashire. He left a sum of money in his will for the establishment of a school, the first in Todmorden.

See Rev Richard Clegg's Charity and Peter Ormerod

Clegg, Richard
[17??-1???] Coiner of Turvin

Clegg, Richard
[1834-1884] Born in Sowerby.

Landlord of the Lane Ends, Wheatley [1871]

Clegg, Samuel Fielden
[18??-18??] Rope and cotton band manufacturer at York Street, Todmorden [1845]

Clegg, Saville William
[1897-1918] Son of Ernest Clegg.

Born in Wheatley.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon / a butcher with Horner's of Market Street, Halifax.

He lived at 12 Bath Place, Woodside, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [13th October 1918] (aged 21).

His platoon was cut off, and it was originally thought that he had been taken a POW.

He was buried at St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref C 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Clegg, Sutcliffe
[1835-1???] Son of William Clegg.

He was a shuttle maker of Patmos, Todmorden [1856] / a shuttle maker [1851].

On 8th March 1856, he married Sarah Barker [1833-1???].


Sarah, of Toad Carr, Stansfield, was the daughter of Abraham Barker, weaver
 

Clegg, Thomas
[17??-1???] Innkeeper at the Roebuck Inn, Todmorden [177?].

His son served in the Navy and gave names to several local features, including Portsmouth, Whitehaven, and Chatham

Clegg, Thomas
[1752-1806] Of Lindwell, Greetland.

He married Susan [1762-1848].

Children:

  1. Mary [1801-16th November 1815]

Thomas died 17th March 1806 (aged 54).

Susan died 4th April 1848 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H4]

Clegg, Thomas
[1772-1807] Hatter in Halifax [1796]

Clegg, Thomas
[1794-1876] Of Greetland.

He married Elizabeth [1799-1826]

Children:

  1. Martha [1824-10th October 1904] who married James Nutton [1823-24th July 1909]

The family lived at

  • Scar, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841, 1871]

Elizabeth died 8th January 1826 (aged 27).

Thomas died 29th August 1876 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: G17] with Joseph Clegg.


Question: Does anyone know whether Thomas was the son of Joseph?

 

Clegg, Thomas
[1796-18??] He was a labourer [1822].

On 5th March 1822, he married Alice Ormerod at St Peter's Church, Burnley.


Alice was born at Broad Holm, Heptonstall, the daughter of Henry Ormerod
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1823] who was a farmer of 11 acres [1851]
  2. Mary [1824]
  3. Henry [b 1826]
  4. John [b 1828]
  5. Margaret [b 1829] who married [12th January 1852] William Greenwood
  6. James [b 1832]

The family lived at Lower Intake, Stansfield [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was Grace Ogden [b about 1789].

In 1851, siblings William, Margaret & James were at Lower Intake, Stansfield

Clegg, Thomas
[18??-1???] He was inn keeper at the Hare & Hounds, Sowood Green [1874] / landlord of the Bull & Dog, Stainland [1887]

Clegg, Thomas
[1842-1904] Born in Sowerby

He was an engineer [1864].

In 1864, he married Mary Hollas in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Joseph Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Emily
  2. Jim
  3. Ellen [1874-1943] who married Joseph Priestley
  4. Annie [b 1877] who married Fred Marsden Whiteley
  5. Herbert [b 1880]

The couple died in Stainland: Thomas [18th December 1904]; Mary [] (aged 1915) 

Clegg, Walter
[1873-1923] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

On 5th February 1896, he married Ruth Leek [1877-19??] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Ruth was born in Todmorden.

She was a cotton weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. John Henry

The family lived at

  • 31 Williams Street, Millwood [1911]
  • 3 Strines Street, Walsden [1917]

Clegg, Walter
[1874-19??] Son of James Clegg, publican.

He was a picker maker of 1 Lily Street, Rochdale [1898] / a picker maker [1905].

On 23rd November 1898, he married Hannah Judson.


Hannah was the daughter of
William Judson
 

Clegg, Walter
[1876-1916] Son of Ellis Clegg.

He was a piecer of cotton [1891] / a cotton twiner piecer [1901] / a cotton doubler piecer [1911] / employed at Hinchliffe & Hinchliffe & Company Limited, Cragg Vale / a member of Cragg Vale Cricket Club.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 7th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Clegg, Walter Sandwell
[1???-1???] Of 51 St Thomas Street, Halifax.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration and a motor cycle drivers' licence

Clegg, Wesley
[1877-1956] Born in Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1902, he married Lily Hargreaves [18??-19??] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Jack

Clegg, William
[1???-18??] He had a school in Stainland

Clegg, William
[1799-1880] He was a stone delver [1867].

He married Sarah Clegg [1803-1884].

Children:

  1. Emma Jane [1845-1917] who married William Freeman

Clegg, William
[1808-18??] He was a cotton power loom weaver [1841] / a power loom weaver [1851].

He married Mary [1804-18??].

Children:

  1. Sally/Sarah [b 1823]
  2. John [b 1824]
  3. William [b 1825]
  4. Thomas [b 1828]
  5. Edward [b 1829]
  6. Abraham [b 1830]
  7. Mary [b 1832] who was (possibly) buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [June 1860]
  8. Hannah [b 1833]
  9. Betty [b 1835]
  10. Martha [b 1836]
  11. Marshall [b 1839]
  12. Greenwood [b 1840]
  13. Ann [b 1842]
  14. Stansfield [b 1845]

The family lived at Clough Foot, Walsden [1841, 1851]

Clegg, William
[1808-1889] He was a shuttle maker of Rose Street Mill, Todmorden / a shuttle maker [1851] / a cotton mill owner [1861] / a shuttle maker [1871, 1881].

He introduced the concept of room and power whereby tenants rented space in his Todmorden mill and used his steam power to operate their own looms.

On 18th November 1830, he married Mary Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1832] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  2. Betty [b 1833] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Sutcliffe
  4. Mary [b 1837]
  5. Abraham [b 1839] who was a Shuttle Maker [1851]
  6. Isaac [b 1840]
  7. Sarah [b 1843]
  8. Jane [b 1845]
  9. Hannah [b 1848]

The family lived at

  • Whirlaw, Todmorden [1841]
  • Peel Street, Todmorden [1851]
  • 15 Peel Street, Todmorden [1861]
  • 2 Cedar Street, Burnley [staying with George & Sarah Bland 1871]
  • 2 Holmes Place, Colne [staying with William & Mary Baron [1881]

Mary died between 1871 & 1881.

William died in 1887 (aged 81) 

Clegg, William
[1818-1???]

On 21st November 1841, he married Sally Dawson [1820-1895].


Sally was a staymaker [1861]
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1840]
  2. John [b 1842]
  3. Thomas [b 1844]
  4. Grace [b 1849]
  5. Titus [b 1852]
  6. Mary Elizabeth [b 1854] who married Mr Fawthrop

The family lived at

  • Castle Lodge, Cragg Vale [1861]
  • Bridge End, Cornholme, Todmorden [1881]

Sally died in 1895 (aged 75) 

Clegg, William
[1819-1874] He was a mason [1861] / inn keeper at the Hare & Hounds, Sowood Green [1861] / landlord of the Bull & Dog, Stainland [1871, 1874].

He married Nanny [1817-1892].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1847-1902] who married David Norcliffe
  2. Philip [1851-1913]

He died 3rd October 1874.

After his death, Nanny took over at the Bull & Dog [1881, 1891].

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Clegg, William
[1842-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a greengrocer [1881] / a greengrocer/hay & straw dealer[1901].

He married Sarah [1848-1???].


Sarah was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Barker Thomas

The family lived at

  • New Road Bottom, Heptonstall [1881]
  • Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge [1901]

Clegg, William Iredale
[1880-1963] Son of James Clegg.

Born in Elland.

He was a labourer (gas works) [1911].

After his father's death [1918], William took over at the Wheat Sheaf, Elland [1918, 1923].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Annie Stephens [1874-19??] in Ormskirk.


Annie was born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. James William Iredale [1908-1981] who was a male nurse [1963]

William died 19th February 1963.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £790 17/10d.

Probate was granted to son James William and Betty Jowett (spinster) 

 

Clegg surname
The surname originates in Rochdale / East Lancashire. The word comes from the Old Norse kleggi meaning a haystack or a place where hay was stored.

Henry de Clegg is recorded at Sowerby in 1309

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

Unattached BMDs for Clegg:


Marriages 1835, 1874, 1897, 1900, 1907, 1910, 1936, 1943; Deaths 1900, 1907
 



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