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Cunliffe, A.Ref 425-925
[18??-19??] Weaver of Cambridge Street, Hebden Bridge.

He was active in establishing the Eaves Self-Help Manufacturers' Society

Cunliffe, Arthur MurgatroydRef 425-7
[1872-1959] Son of Henry Thomas Cunliffe.

Born in Mytholmroyd [17th March 1872].

He was a solicitor's clerk / a solicitor [1911, 1934].

In 1898, he married Beatrice Woodhead [1879-1967].


Beatrice was born in Luddenden, the daughter of Levi Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy Mildred [1899-1896] who married [1924] Neville D. Budgen

The family lived at

  • Abergavenny, Wales [1901]
  • Melvin Villa, Brecon Road, Abergavenny, Wales [1911]
  • The Green, Bryngwyn, near Raglan, Wales [1959]

Living with them [in 1911] was visitor Julia Frances Davy [b  1853] (lady's companion).

Arthur died 8th January 1959.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £29,224 13/11d.

his widow Beatrice & daughter Dorothy Mildred Budgen.

Beatrice died in 1967 (aged 88) 

Cunliffe, AshtonRef 425-1882
[1818-1876] Son of Henry Cunliffe.

He was a labourer of Green Head, Stansfield [1851] / an outdoor labourer/ ag.lab [1861, 1871].

On 28th February 1851, he married Jane Hartley [1826-18??] in Marsden, Lancashire.


Jane, of Foxclough, Marsden, was the daughter of Robert Hartley, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1852] who married [11th July 1887] William Greenwood
  2. Betty [b 1853]
  3. Robert [b 1854]
  4. Nathan [b 1859]
  5. William [b 1862]
  6. Hartley [b 1866]

The family lived at

  • Wickenberry Clough [1861]
  • Higher Wickenberry, Stansfield [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was sister-in-law Martha Hartley [b  1848].

Ashton died July 1876 (aged 59).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [15th July 1876]

Cunliffe, CharlesRef 425-1182
[18??-1???] Cotton manufacturer at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871]

Cunliffe, FieldenRef 425-1845
[1826-1884] Son of John Cunliffe.

He was a quarryman of Black Rock [1867] / a stone quarryman [1871] / an outdoor labourer [1881] / a labourer [1884].

On 7th November 1867, he married Hannah Farrar [1829-1???].


Hannah, a factory operative of Knotts Grove, was the daughter of William Farrar, twister-in
 

Children:

  1. John William [1868] who was a wood turner [1884]

The family lived at Knotts Grove, Stansfield (near the Peeping Tom Inn) [1871, 1881, 1884].

Living with them [in 1871, 1881] were Richard Barker [b 1840] & Ann Barker [b 1833].

Fielden died 6th June 1884.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £22.

Administration was granted to son John William Cunliffe

Cunliffe, GeorgeRef 425-1726
[1792-1895] Son of Mary & Thomas Cunliffe.

Born at Bridge End, Todmorden.

He was a bobbin turner [1851, 1861] / a sawyer [1871, 1881] / a wood sawyer [1891].

On 14th February 1824, he married Patience Greenwood.


Patience, a cotton carder of Shore, Stansfield, was the daughter of
John Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1848]
  2. Thomas [b 1850]
  3. Betsy [b 1853]
  4. John [b 1857]
  5. Sarah [b 1865]

The family lived at

  • Pudsey, Stansfield [1851]
  • Vale Terrace, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1861]
  • 12 Barker Street, Stansfield [1871]
  • 60 Industrial Street, Todmorden [1881]
  • 59 Spring Side, Walsden [1891]

George died July 1895 (aged 70).

He was (possibly) buried at Mount Zion United Free Methodist Church, Cornholme [18th July 1895]

Cunliffe, GreenwoodRef 425-6
[1822-1889] Son of John Cunliffe.

Baptised 23rd July 1822.

In 1871, he was a landscape gardener living with his sister Emma and her husband Ormerod Ingham

Greenwood died 25th April 1889 (aged 66).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £260.

The will was proved by his brother William

Cunliffe, HartleyRef 425-4
[1846-1916] Son of Henry Cunliffe, farmer.

He was a labourer of Willows Green, Briercliffe [1871] / a farm labourer [1881] / a labourer [1887, 1891] / a farmer [1901, 1911].

On 8th October 1871, he married (1) Betty Rothwell [1847-1882].


Betty, a domestic servant of Little Marsden, was the daughter of John Rothwell, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1871]
  2. John [b 1873]
  3. Willie Horner (Cunliffe) [b 1874]
  4. Joseph [b 1876]
  5. Betsey [b 1878]
  6. Hartley [b 1879]

A Betty Cunliffe died in Burnley [Q1 1882] (aged 36).

On 21st May 1887, Hartley married (2) Elizabeth Eastwood [1860-1???].


Elizabeth, a domestic servant of Marsden Cross, was the daughter of James Eastwood, moulder
 

The family lived at

  • Slack, Briercliffe, Lancashire [1881]
  • 82 Halifax Road, ? [1887]
  • Parson Clough, Briercliffe [1891, 1901]
  • Parson Clough Farm, Briercliffe [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder Robert Eastwood [b  1854] (mason's labourer).

Hartley died April 1916 (aged 71) 

Cunliffe, HenryRef 425-1854
[17??-18??]


The Order of Thomas Horton and Joseph Priestley Esquires, two of His Majesty's Justices concerning a child lately born in Heptonstall upon the body of
Sally Townsend, single woman, which said child hath been and continues to be, Chargeable to the township of Heptonstall, whereas the churchwardens and overseers have complained.

Upon examination of the causes, etc.,etc., we do hereby declare and adjudge that the said child was born upon the body of Sally Townsend and is still chargeable to the township of Heptonstall and further that Henry Cunliffe of the township of Stansfield, a labourer, is the putative father of the said male child and that the said Henry Cunliffe shall for the months lying in of the said Sally Townsend and the maintenance of the said child, cause or cause to be paid the sum of two pounds eighteen shillings weekly, each and every week to the township of Heptonstall.

Dated 1st November 1807

 

Cunliffe, HenryRef 425-1874
[1776-1853] He was a cotton weaver [1841, 1851].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Sally [b 1806]
  2. Ashton
  3. Charles [b 1826]

The family lived at Wickenberry Clough, Stansfield [1841, 1851, 1853]

Henry died December 1853 (aged 77)  He was buried 12th December 1853

Cunliffe, HenryRef 425-285
[1790-1859] He was a fustian manufacturer [1841].

In 1808, he married Sally Greenwood [1784-1849].

Children:

  1. Thomas

The family lived at Hawksclough [1841].

Henry died 6th July 1859.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

The will was proved by son Thomas

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Sally [22nd December 1849]; Henry [9th July 1859]

Cunliffe, HenryRef 425-3
[1796-18??] Born in Stansfield.

He was (possibly) a weaver of Stansfield [1836] / a cotton weaver [1841] / a farmer of 8 acres [1851] / a farmer/jobber [1861].

On 12th July 1836, he married Betty Greenwood [1811-18??].


Betty was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Greenwood [b 1838] who was a farm labourer was at Shore, Stansfield [1871]
  2. Fielden [b 1839] who was a farmer were at Allescoles, Walsden [1871]
  3. John [b 1841]
  4. Hartley [b 1845] who was a farmer of 13 acres at Allescoles, Walsden [1871]

The family lived at

  • Shaw, Stansfield [1841]
  • Middle Shaw, Stansfield [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1841] was George Cunliffe [b 1759] (possibly Henry's father) 

Cunliffe, Henry HerbertRef 425-300
[1863-1934] Son of Henry Thomas Cunliffe.

Born in Hawksclough.

He was an oil distiller [1891] / a gentleman of Hawksclough [1886].

Henry Herbert died 17th August 1934.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,881 8/5d.

Probate was granted to his brothers Arthur Murgatroyd Cunliffe and Willie Cunliffe

Cunliffe, Henry ThomasRef 425-1040
[1837-1882] Son of Thomas Cunliffe.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a manufacturer [1871] / a manufacturer of Mytholmroyd [1873] / a fustian manufacturer employing 1 man [1881].

On 27th June 1860, he married (1) Mary Elizabeth Murgatroyd at Heptonstall Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Champion Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Henry Herbert Henry Herbert [b 1863] who was an oil distiller [1891]
  2. Willie [1870-1944] who was a medical student [1891], a surgeon [1934]
  3. Arthur Murgatroyd
The family lived at Hawksclough, Wadsworth [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Caroline Lydia Maria Walker.

Mary Elizabeth died shortly after giving birth to their son Arthur [Q1 1872] (aged 36) 

She was buried at Heptonstall Church [22nd March 1872].

On 1st January 1873, he married (2) Ann Newton Walker [1839-1928] at St Cuthbert's Church, Lytham, Lancashire


Ann was born in Honley, the daughter of Jonas Walker.

She was mistress at a National School, staying with widow Hannah Walker (or Whaler), at Chapel Lane, Yeadon [1861] / a Schoolmistress living in Sandal, Wakefield [1871]

 

Henry Thomas died 26th January 1882.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £11,914 4/7d.

The will was proved by his widow Ann, and George Rawnsley.

Henry Thomas were buried at Heptonstall Church [30th January 1882].

After his death, Ann was living on her own means at Burnley Road, Hawksclough, Todmorden [1891, 1901, 1911].

Living with her [in 1891] were stepsons Henry Herbert & Willie and her sister Caroline Lydia Maria Walker.

Living with her [in 1901, 1911] was stepson Henry Herbert.

Ann of Elm House, Clayton, Bradford, died at Highfield Nursing Home, Manningham, Bradford [25th February 1928]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £223.

Administration was granted to her widowed sister Caroline Lydia Maria Smith

Cunliffe, JohnRef 425-9880
[18??-1???] Grocer at West Street, Sowerby Bridge.

Recorded in 1871, when Oliver Eatough worked as an assistant

Cunliffe, JohnRef 425-5
[1801-18??] He was a weaver [1822, 1834] / a farmer [1835] / a weaver [1841, 1851].

He married Mary [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. Greenwood
  2. Sally [bapt 3rd October 1824]
  3. Young [bapt 19th November 1826]
  4. Charles [bapt 8th February 1829]
  5. Ann [bapt 9th February 1834]
  6. Emma [8th October 1835-1896] who married Ormerod Ingham
  7. John [b 1838]
  8. William [b 1840] who was a sawyer [1889]

The family lived at

  • Hayhead/Heyhead [1822, 1835]
  • Gate Bottom, Stansfield 4 [1841, 1851]
  • Stansfield [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Sally Barker [b 1827]. John died between 1851 & 1861

Cunliffe, JohnRef 425-2
[1803-18??] He was a jobber [1841] / a joiner [1861].

He married Mary (Mally) [1804-18??].

Children:

  1. Fielden
  2. John [b 1829]
  3. William [b 1830]
  4. Betty [b 1833]
  5. Thomas [b 1834]
  6. Josiah [b 1838]
  7. Sophia [b 1839]
  8. Rebecca [b 1844]

The family lived at

  • Freild/Field Hirst Mill, Todmorden [1841]
  • Todmorden [1851]
  • Knotts Grove, Stansfield [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were 3 grandchildren:

Isaac Cunliffe [b 1846], Sophia Cunliffe [b 1858] & James Marshall [b  1856]

together with 3 unidentified children:

Hannah Cunliffe [b 1846], James Cunliffe [b 1846] & Mary Cunliffe [b  1847]

(possibly more children of John & Mally

Cunliffe, JohnRef 425-1068
[1810-1885] Aka Butter John. Of Scout

Cunliffe, JosephRef 425-1701
[1897-1917] Son of Samuel Henry Cunliffe.

Born in Halifax.


His father died in 1904, and his mother Elizabeth married Joseph Cooke [1905]
 

Joseph was a member of Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / a bobbin setter [1911] / a plumber with Pollard's of Old Cock Yard. He was living with his mother & stepfather at Crossley Terrace, Pellon Lane [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and he served as a Gunner with A Battery 311th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action, defending his colleagues in the trenches at Ypres [31st October 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II I 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st December 1917]

His brother Sam also died in the War, they are both remembered on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel. When the Chapel was demolished, the Memorial was rescued from sale to a rag-and-bone man by their niece Miss I. Cunliffe of Hebden Bridge

Cunliffe, JosiahRef 425-2140
[1838-1921] Born in Stansfield.

He was a bobbin turner [1858, 1871] / a wood turner [1881] / landlord of the Glen View, Todmorden [1891, 1905].

On 27th November 1858, he married Ellen Mitchell [1836-1907] in Todmorden.


Ellen, a factory operative of Toad Carr, Stansfield, was the daughter of John Mitchell, gardener
 

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1856]
  2. Rebecca [b 1861]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1866] who married [8th September 1886] George Ashworth [b 1865] (butcher of Holme), son of John Ashworth (butcher) 
  4. John Thomas [b 1867] who was a wood turner [1881, 1891], a licensed victualler [1911]
  5. Arthur [b 1870] who was a wood turner [1881, 1891], a coal dealer [1911], & married [1897] Jane Ingham from Cornholme
  6. Mary Ellen [b 1876] who married [25th March 1902] Tom Stansfield [b 1874] (wood turner of 4 Churchill Street, Lineholme, Todmorden), son of Eli Stansfield (general dealer) 
  7. Willey [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Cornholme, Cliviger, Lancashire [1871]
  • 8 Jobling Terrace, Todmorden & Walsden, Lancashire [1881]
  • 908 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]
Josiah was a widower by 1911.

Josiah died 25th January 1921 (aged 83).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £538 11/8d.

Probate was granted to sons John Thomas & Arthur

Cunliffe, RobertRef 425-2177
[1852-1913] Of Crescent Street, Todmorden.

He was a carter with Fielden Brothers and Secretary and a playing member of Todmorden Old Brass Band for a considerable time.

On 10th May 1913, he was involved in a fatal accident

Cunliffe, RonaldRef 425-50
[18??-1944] Of Todmorden. He was a choir boy and later organist at Todmorden Parish Church.

In 1923, he formed

a musical appreciation class for any boys who liked to come

The boys studied classical music and had a large repertoire of songs. Each boy paid a weekly subscription.

In 1924, they presented Mozart's The Magic Flute.

In 1925, they presented Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel. Of the cast of 36, 34 were under 15 years old.

Geoff Love was one of his pupils.

In 1927, he left the district to become music master at Latymer School, London. He wrote the music for the school song.

In 1942, he went to work with the BBC.

In 1944, he was found gassed in his home in London

Cunliffe, SamRef 425-745
[1895-1917] Son of Samuel Henry Cunliffe.

Born in Halifax [27th November 1895].


His father died in 1904, and his mother Elizabeth married Joseph Cooke [1905]
 

Sam was a bobbin doffer & living with his mother & stepfather at Crossley Terrace, Pellon Lane [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [27th October 1914] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He arrived in Le Havre [10th January 1917].

He died of wounds on his 22nd birthday [27th November 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd December 1917].

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref V A 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

His brother Joseph also died in the War, they are both remembered on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel. When the Chapel was demolished, the Memorial was rescued from sale to a rag-and-bone man by their niece Miss I. Cunliffe of Hebden Bridge

Cunliffe, Samuel HenryRef 425-756
[1861-1904] Born in Hadfield.

He was a plumber's labourer [1890] / a plumber

On 18th October 1890, he married Elizabeth Slater [1872-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Gateshead / Darlington
 

Children:

  1. Frank Slater [1890-1891]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1892] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1894] who was a spinner [1911]
  4. Sam
  5. Joseph
  6. George [1899-1949]
  7. Laura [1901-1905]
  8. John [1902-1987]

They lived at

  • 27 Crossley Terrace, Hanson Lane [1911]
  • 84 Crossley Terrace, Hanson Lane

Samuel Henry died in 1904.

In [Q2] 1905, Elizabeth married Joseph Cooke in Halifax.

Sons Sam & Joseph died in World War I, and are remembered on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel. When the Chapel was demolished, the Memorial was rescued from sale to a rag-and-bone man by their niece Miss I. Cunliffe of Hebden Bridge

Cunliffe, ThomasRef 425-261
[1809-1886] Or Henry Thomas.

Son of Henry Cunliffe.

He was a fustian manufacturer [1859] / a retired fustian manufacturer [1881].

On 6th November 1832, he married Sarah Sutcliffe [1811-1880] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Henry Thomas
  2. Edwin [1844-1915]

The family lived at

  • Hawksclough, Wadsworth [1841, 1851, 1859]
  • Burnley Road, Wadsworth [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were son Thomas & family, visitor Caroline Lydia Marie Walker daughter of Jonas Walker, and visitor John Heyhirst [b 1854].

Thomas died 30th November 1886.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £3,181 9/7d.

Probate was granted to grandson Henry Herbert Cunliffe

Cunliffe, ThomasRef 425-1838
[1838-18??] A factory worker at Rochdale.

On 7th May 1858, he went to visit his married sister, Mrs Mackerill, who lived in Todmorden with her husband and her brother-in-law, John Mackerill. Whilst at her house, he stole £60, which Mackerill kept in a drawer at the house.

Returning to Rochdale, Cunliffe persuaded an acquaintance, John Ashworth, to run away with him, and the 2 left for Wales.

Some days later, Ashworth went on to Swansea, and Cunliffe discovered that he had stolen £52 2/6d of the money, and Cunliffe returned home, where he was arrested.

At the Rochdale Petty Sessions, it was decided that, since the crime was committed on the Yorkshire side of Todmorden, that Cunliffe be tried there

Cunliffe, ThomasRef 425-1861
[1861-19??] He was a tripe dealer in Todmorden.

He married Hannah [1860-19??].


Hannah was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Mary [b 1887]
  2. Ronald [1891-1957]
  3. Wilfred

The children were born in Todmorden.

They lived at

  • 520 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • Castle Farm, Todmorden [1911]

Thomas was dead by 1911.

After the death of his father, Ronald took over the running of the tripe business

Cunliffe, WilfredRef 425-546
[1896-1917] Son of Thomas Cunliffe.

Born in Todmorden.

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

He was killed in Arras [25th April 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Cunliffe, WilliamRef 425-576
[1871-1???] Illegitimate son of Sarah Hannah Cunliffe, mill drawer of Halifax.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [9th July 1871]

 

 

Cunliffe surnameRef 425-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cunliffe, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Cunliffe

Marriages 1873, 1883; Deaths 1888, 1899

 



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