Cordingley ...

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Alfred Cordingley [1865-1941]
Arthur Cordingley [1868-1???]
Benjamin Cordingley [1843-1916]
Elizabeth Cordingley [17??-18??]
Gad Cordingley [1835-1878]
Henry Cordingley [1817-1873]
Henry Cordingley [1847-1???]
James Cordingley [18??-1864]
James Cordingley [1857-1902]
John Cordingley [17??-18??]
John Cordingley [1838-1912]
Joseph Cordingley [1???-1765]
Joseph Cordingley [1815-1876]
Rev Joshua Cordingley [16??-1732]
Martha Cordingley [1820-1???]
Simeon Bottomley Cordingley [1827-1880]
T. W. Cordingley [1871-1947]
Thomas Cordingley [1???-1742]
Thomas Cordingley [1789-1866]
Thomas William Cordingley [1866-1947]
W. Cordingley [17??-17??]
Walter G. Cordingley [1863-1???]
William Cordingley [1792-18??]
William Cordingley [1804-1870]
Willie Cordingley [18??-1916] 

Cordingley, Alfred
[1865-1941] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a small wire drawer [1901] / a wire drawer [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Matilda Illingworth [1862-1945] in Bradford.

Matilda was born in Idle, Bradford


  1. Burton [1892-1918] who was an apprentice compositor [1911]

The family lived at

  • Hartshead Moor, Clifton [1901]
  • Highfield Cottages, Hartshead Moor, Cleckheaton [1911]

Matilda (possibly) died in Dewsbury [Q1 1945] (aged 84) 

Alfred (possibly) died in Dewsbury [Q3 1951]

Cordingley, Arthur
[1868-1???] Illegitimate son of Susannah Cordingley of Wyke.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [5th July 1868]

Cordingley, Benjamin
[1843-1916] Son of William Cordingley.

He was in the worsted trade / a carpet warehouseman

He succeeded John Simpson as Halifax town crier [1891]. He was originally the bell-man at Northowram, he held the post of Halifax town crier until he retired [30th September 1908]. His last announcement was the formation of the Independent Labour Party.

For many years, he was the organ-blower at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram.

He married Unknown [18??-1928].

They lived at

  • Windmill Hill, Northowram
  • 4 Firth's Court, Crossley Terrace, Halifax
  • 18 Oxford Street, Halifax [1905]

He and his wife lived at Arden Road Almshouses.

He was buried at St Matthew's Church, Northowram

Cordingley, Elizabeth
[17??-18??] One of Anne Lister's servants

Cordingley, Gad
[1835-1878] Son of William Cordingley.

Monumental mason of St Paul's Monumental Works, King Cross [1874].

In 1855, he married Emma Lightowler [1827-1880] in Halifax.


  1. Tom [1859-1869]

Gad and Tom were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 836]

Cordingley, Henry
[1817-1873] Son of Thomas Cordingley.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver [1871].

On 4th January 1841, he married Martha Greenwood [1822-1895] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Northowram


  1. Ellen [b 1842]
  2. William [b 1844]
  3. Elizabeth [1849-1???] who married John Loveless
  4. Henry [b 1851]
  5. Sidney [b 1853] who was an iron moulder [1881]
  6. Frances [b 1855]
  7. Thomas [b 1857] who was a stone mason [1881]

The family lived at 35 Collier Topping, Northowram [1881].

He died at Ringby Terrace, Halifax [3rd November 1873].

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1881] was daughter Elizabeth and her family.

Martha died in Halifax [3rd July 1895].

Henry & Martha were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, Henry
[1847-1???] Illegitimate son of Jane Cordingley of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [21st September 1847]

Cordingley, James
[18??-1864] On 15th March 1864, his brother found him hanged in his father's barn. The inquest was held at Hipperholme and found that the young man had
destroyed himself while labouring under temporary insanity

Cordingley, James
[1857-1902] He was landlord of the Red Lion, Boothtown, taking over from his wife's grandmother [1902] / a stone mason.

In [Q2] 1890, he married Mary Elizabeth Hird in Halifax.

Mary Elizabeth was the illegitimate daughter of Phoebe Hird

James died at the Red Lion [25th January 1902].

Mary Elizabeth was landlady of the Red Lion [1905].

She died at the Red Lion [7th March 1909].

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, John
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1798]

Cordingley, John
[1838-1912] Born in Southowram.

Insurance broker & estate agent at Halifax. Recorded in 1905 at Commercial Chambers, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1884, he married Mary Elizabeth in Halifax.

Mary Elizabeth was the widow of John Hartley

The family lived at 18 Savile Park, Halifax [1911]

Cordingley, Joseph
[1???-1765] He was a maltster / a carrier / a miller / a badger / (possibly) churchwarden at Illingworth [1742]

On 18th November 1738, he married Jane Hartley in Halifax.

Jane was the daughter of Rev David Hartley


  1. Hannah [b 1739]
  2. Nathaniel [b 1741]
  3. Edward [b 1744]
  4. David [b 1745]

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1738-1744]
  • Hartshead [1745]

Jane died in 1752.

Joseph died in 1765.

They were buried at Saint Peter's, Hartshead

Cordingley, Joseph
[1815-1876] Of Halifax.

He died at Halifax workhouse [6th March 1876] (aged 61).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: A 14 D]

Cordingley, Rev Joshua
[16??-1732] Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood. He served on alternate Sundays with Rev John Smith at Warley Congregational Church [1724].

When Smith left Warley to assist his father at Mixenden, Cordingley carried on at Warley, assisted by William Eden of Elland.

He had several children

Cordingley, Martha
[1820-1???] Of Newlands, Warley. She was the mistress of James Sutcliffe and lived at York with his illegitimate children

Cordingley, Simeon Bottomley
[1827-1880] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Rastrick.

In 1851, he established business as a monumental mason in Halifax.

He was Manager of the Halifax General Cemetery Company [1871, 1874].

He was succeeded by William Riley. The men had worked together for 25 years.

In 1847, he married (1) Ellen Pearson [1820-1870].


  1. Sarah [b 1853]

In 1872, he married (2) Grace Crossley [1836-1904].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 332]

Cordingley, T. W.
[1871-1947] One of the people who introduced the July Halifax Wakes Week in 1945

Cordingley, Thomas
[1???-1742] Of Bowling and Temple Newsam.

He lived at Mulcture Hall, Halifax.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Martha Whitehead.


  1. Elizabeth [1711-1738] who married John Wright

Cordingley, Thomas

In 1811, he married Sarah Varley [1791-1869] in Halifax.


  1. Henry

Sarah & Thomas were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, Thomas William
[1866-1947] Born in Halifax [Q2 1866].

He married Agnes Hanson in Halifax.

He died in Halifax [Q2 1947]

Cordingley, W.
[17??-17??] In 1765, he took over the printing business of Pressic Darby

Cordingley, Walter G.
[1863-1???] A fish & chip potato frier [1891].

He married Eliza [1865-1???].

They lived at 60 Girlington Road, Manningham, Bradford [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was (possibly sister-in-law) Sarah, the widow of William Murgatroyd

Cordingley, William
[1792-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cordingley, William
[1804-1870] Born in Brighouse.

He was a flag facer.

In 1824, he married Mary Bottomley [18??-1872] at Elland Parish Church.


  1. John
  2. Simeon
  3. Ruth who went to London and trained as a teacher
  4. Anne
  5. Gad
  6. Jonas
  7. William who became a flag facer
  8. Benjamin

The family lived at Quarry House Gate, Southowram [1851].

William died 30th November 1870 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 245]

Cordingley, Willie
[18??-1916] Son of Mary Ann & Abraham Cordingley of 11 Portland Street, Low Moor.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

He died 3rd November 1916.

He was buried at Low Moor.

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby


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

Unattached BMDs for Cordingley:

Marriage 1920; Death 1852

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 08:55 /7th December 2018 / mmc368 / 21232

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