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Crowther, Mrs
[15??-1615] She bought Shibden Hall from Edward Waterhouse on behalf of her nephew, John Hemingway.

When Mrs Crowther died in 1615, John was under age and was made ward of the Crown and his uncle, Samuel Lister, was appointed guardian to John and his four sisters.

Samuel took over the hall in 1614

Crowther, Mr
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha who married Mr Wilson and lived at 21 Summerfield Road West, Todmorden [1917]
  2. Thomas William
  3. Harry

Sons Thomas William & Harry were killed in World War I

Crowther, Abraham
[1???-16??] A merchant of woollen cloth. He was Master at Hipperholme Grammar School.

In 1636, he bought Broadgates from John Joshua Waterhouse and a part of Mearclough Bottom Mill.

He married Ann.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Abraham
  3. John
  4. Samuel
  5. Susannah who married Michael Oldfield
  6. Ann who married John Wainhouse

He sold Broadgates and Mearclough Bottom Mill to John Wainhouse

Crowther, Abraham
[17??-18??] Hatter in Southowram [1790]

Crowther, Albert
[1860-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer/shopkeeper [1901] / landlord of the Broad Tree, Lee Mount [1911].

In 1881, he married Fanny Oates [1860-19??] from Halifax, at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hetta [b 1882]

The family lived at 143 Claremount Road, Halifax [1901]

Crowther, Albert
[1862-1???] Son of Wilson Crowther, labourer.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton twiner of Ripponden [1882] / a cotton twiner [1891] / a cotton twister [1894] / a cotton twiner [1901, 1911].

In 1882, he married Betty Greenwood [1862-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty was the daughter of John Greenwood, spinner
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth / Lizzie [b 1883] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901]
  2. Asa [b 1885] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891, 1901], a cotton twiner [1911]
  3. Ebison
  4. Fred [b 1896] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  5. Louisa [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • Lane Head, Ripponden [1891]
  • Hume Terrace, Soyland [1894]
  • 88 Rochdale Road, Soyland [1901]
  • 4 Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • Lower Brig Royd, Ripponden [1915]
  • 7 Kingswood Grove, Old Lane, Brighouse

Crowther, Albert
[1869-19??] Son of woolsorter James Crowther.

Born in Norland.

He was a warehouseman at Luddenden [1889] / beerseller at the Bridge, Luddenden [1901, 1905].

On 16th December 1889, he married Henrietta Harris [1866-19??] at Halifax Parish Church


Henrietta, of Luddenden, was born in Newcastle on Tyne, daughter of mechanic Charles Harris
 

Crowther, Albert
[1883-1916] Son of Titus Crowther.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton spinner [1901] / a cotton twiner [1907, 1911] / employed at Smeaton's, Phoebe Lane Mills.

In 1907, he married Beatrice Grisdale Brearley [1886-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Beatrice was the daughter of Thomas Brearley, green grocer
 

Children:

  1. Madge [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 1 Boys Mill Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 1 Phoebe Lane Terrace, Siddal [1916]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 4th July 1916 (aged 34).

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

Crowther, Alice
[16??-17??] She established Alice Crowther's Charity

Crowther, Amos
[1815-1859] Of Elland.

He was a stone mason [1841] / a vestry clerk [1851]. In different records, he was described as Parish Clerk and Vestry Clerk.

On 26th August 1845, he married Ann Ormerod [1811-1887] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. twins Maria Elizabeth [1844-1915]
  2. Edward William [b 1844]
  3. Phoebe [1847-1915]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1849]
  5. Naomi [1853-1899] who married William Robison [1847-1913]


Twins Maria Elizabeth & Edward William were born 6th September 1844 in Greetland. and baptised at Elland Parish Church [20th November 1844], mother's name Ann Ormerod spinster
 

The family lived at

  • Castlegate Elland [1841]
  • Quebec Street, Elland [1851]

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church

Crowther, Annie
[18??-19??] An assistant teacher a Brighouse Board School.

In March 1897, The Times and The Leeds Mercury carried reports of a breach of promise case Crowther v Leach, concerning her and Arthur Holdsworth Leach

Crowther, Arthur
[1868-1933] Born in Norland.

He was a foreman dyer [1911] / landlord of the Church Stile, Sowerby [1922, 1933]

On 22nd September 1888, he married Sarah Ann Elmsley [1869-1920] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Annie [b 1889]
  4. Edwin [1891-1893]
  5. Arthur
  6. Edith [b 1898]
  7. John Elmsley

The family lived at 50 Windsor Terrace, Elizabeth Street, Elland [1911].

Son Arthur was killed in World War I`.

Sarah Ann died in 1920.

In June 1921, Arthur married Ellen Turner in Halifax.

Arthur died in 1933.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,066 2/11d.

Probate was granted to son John Elmsley and Samuel Wadsworth (coppersmith) 

Ellen took over at the Church Stile [1933, 1936].

Son John Elmsley took over at the Church Stile [1936]

Crowther, Arthur
[1895-1917] Son of Mrs L. Watson of Park Chapel House, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 4th April 1917 (aged 22).

He was buried at Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref N 33]

Crowther, Arthur
[1895-1918] Son of Arthur Crowther.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Elland, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died of wounds [20th September 1918].

He was buried at Brie British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II D 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Crowther, Arthur Oates
[1910-1944] Son of Clara & Arthur Oates Crowther.

In [Q1] 1933, he married Mary Frances Smith in Halifax.

They lived at Salterhebble, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 7th June 1944 (aged 34).

He was buried at Naples War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref I S 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Crowther, Dr Astley Brodie
[1863-1912] Son of Thomas Crowther.

He qualified LSA (London, 1887).

He was Surgeon at High Street, Luddenden [1905].

In 1895, he married Emily Margaret Charlesworth in Todmorden.


Emily Margaret was born in Pocklington, the daughter of Rev Joseph Charlesworth
 

Children:

  1. Dudley Earl [b 1896]
  2. Ellen May [b 1899]
  3. Brian [b 1900]
  4. Clifford [b 1909]

The family lived at 4 Beulah Place, Luddenden [1901]

Crowther, Bryan
[1536-1607] Halifax clothier. He owned property and land at Airmyn in East Yorkshire.

In his will, he established Bryan Crowther's Charity, and also provided an annuity of £20 to Heath Grammar School charged on his property and land at Airmyn.

He married Jane.

There was a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Crowther, Caleb
[17??-18??] Owned Bottom Hall, Lightcliffe

Crowther, Charles
[1803-1855] Born in Midgley.

First postmaster at Mytholmroyd.

He was landlord of the Dusty Miller, Mytholmroyd.

Between 1835 and 1851, he ran the mail service from the Dusty Miller.

On 4th September 1836, he married Sarah / Sally [1801-1853]

Crowther, Charles
[1879-1914] Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in Keighley [30th August 1899], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in South Africa [1901-1902].

He died of wounds in France / Flanders [24th November 1914].

He was buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XIV C 16].

Crowther, Charles W.
[18??-19??] Of J. Crowther & Company.

He lived at Crossley Terrace, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crowther, Crossley
[1853-1920] Son of John Crowther, engine tenter & stoker.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woolsorter of Greetland [1876] / a woolsorter [1881] / a warehouseman of Lindwell, Greetland [1884] / a warehouseman [1891] / a warehouseman (woollen mill) [1901] / a woollen warehouseman [1911].

In 1876, he married (1) Elizabeth Ann Maude [1856-1879] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann, of Greetland, was the daughter of Gideon Maude, labourer
 

Elizabeth Ann died in Halifax in 1879 (aged 22).

In 1881, he was living at Upper Fold, Greetland with his widowed aunt Anne Rawnsley [b 1811].

In 1884, he married (2) Emma Gledhill [1859-1???] at Halifax Parish Church


Emma, of Lindwell, Greetland, was born in Scammonden, the daughter of Joseph Gledhill, cloth fuller
 

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a weaver [1911]
  2. Fred
  3. Elizabeth [b 1892] who was a school teacher [1911]
  4. Annie [b 1897] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Alice [b 1900]
  6. Arthur Clifford [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Rochdale Road, Greetland [1891]
  • Shutts Lane, Ashfield Terrace, Greetland [1901]
  • 8/10 Road End, Greetland [1911]

Son Fred died in World War I.

Crossley died in Halifax in 1920 (aged 66) 

Crowther, Daniel
[1844-1917]

In 1879, he married Martha Berry.


Martha was the daughter of
John Berry
 

Children:

  1. twins Elizabeth Ann [1880-1905] who was a cotton warper [1901]
  2. Sarah Hannah [1880-1972] who was a cotton warper [1901] & married Albert Fielding
  3. Louisa
  4. Mary
  5. Irvin [1886-1952]
  6. Florence

In 1884, Daniel took over from his mother-in-law, Mary Berry, as landlord of the Royal Hotel, Rishworth.

He was a farmer & innkeeper.

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Ellen Berry [aged 44].

Daniel died 2nd September 1917.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £245 17/6d to his widow Martha.

After his death, Martha took over at the Royal Hotel.

Martha died 2nd January 1922.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £246 to son Irvin and son-in-law Albert Fielding;

After Martha's death, their daughters took over at the Royal Hotel.

Members of the family were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Crowther, David
[1806-1???] He was a silk spinner [1841].

He married Sarah [1806-1???].

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1826]
  2. John [b 1828]
  3. Mary [b 1833]
  4. Sarah [b 1834]
  5. Hannah [b 1840]

The family lived at Paradise Row, Halifax [1841]

Crowther, Dyson William
[1892-1918] Son of John William Crowther.

Born in Halifax [Q4 1892].

He was a carpet printer at Dean Clough Mills [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died at the Battle of St Quentin [21st March 1918] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [4th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Crowther, Ebison
[1894-1915] Son of Albert Crowther.

Baptised at Ripponden Church.

He was a cotton warehouseman [1911].

He enlisted with the Territorials in Mirfield [February 1914].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [15th May 1915] (aged 21).

He was buried at Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Crowther, Edwin
[18??-1???] Son of Philip Crowther.

In 1852, he, his brother William and nephew Philip Crowther sailed from Liverpool to New York on the Benjamin Adams.

They arrived on 16th September 1852.

They lived in New York

Crowther, Eli
[17??-1???] He married Martha [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. William

Crowther, Eli
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the Grenadier Guards.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Crowther, Eli
[1826-1880] Son of Philip Crowther.

He was a stone mason [1841] / a soldier stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich [1851] / a stone mason [1861] / a stone cutter [1871].

He never married.

They lived at

The Leeds Mercury of Tuesday, 16th April 1861 reported

WILFUL DAMAGE

On Friday at noon, Eli Crowther, stonemason of Todmorden, who is well known to the police, was charged at the Magistrates Office with having on Thursday wilfully and maliciously cut and damaged a crane rope used for the purpose of hoisting up Steeple Jack who was at the time repairing the chimney of the mill belonging to Messrs Pickles of Shade.

It appears that the prisoner was in the employ of Sutcliffe Greenwood, who had for some reason discharged him, and Greenwood being the contractor for the repairs, the prisoner cut the rope from a feeling of revenge upon Greenwood.

He was committed to the New Bailey for 2 months hard labour

Crowther, Ernest
[1893-1960] Born in Elland.

He was a teamer [1914].

On 30th May 1914, he married Elizabeth Pitchforth at Elland Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
William Edward Pitchforth
 

Crowther, Ernest Edward
[1871-1910] LRCP, LRCS.

Son of Thomas Crowther.

He qualified LRCP and LRCS (Edinburgh, 1896).

He was a physician and surgeon.

When his father retired from practice [1899], Ernest succeeded him as Medical Officer for Luddenden.

He was Medical Officer for Midgley, Luddendenfoot and Warley Municipal Wards [1905].

He was a General Medical Practitioner of Wirrialpa, Burley-in-Wharfedale.

On 23rd January 1905, he married Emily Beatrice in Halifax.


Emily Beatrice was the daughter of Henry C. Tolson, and widow of Thomas Gledhill Titterington
 

He lived at Lynton House, Luddenden [1905].

He died 28th February 1910

Crowther, Fitton
[1870-1914] Born in Hartshead.

He was landlord of the Duke of Edinburgh, Brighouse [1902] / publican at the White Cross, Bradley [1911].

In [Q1] 1894, he married Elizabeth Ellen Priestley [1872-19??] from Mirfield, in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. William Fitton [b 1895]
  3. Sam Howgate [b 1899]
  4. Harry [b 1908]
  5. Mary [b 1910]

Crowther, Florence
[1889-1968] Daughter of Daniel Crowther.

In 1922, after the deaths of their parents, Florence and her sister Mary took over as licensees at the Royal Hotel, Rishworth [1950s].

Neither sister ever married.

In his Memories of Pubs in Rishworth, Geoffrey Siddall recalls that

the sisters did not keep draught beer or spirits and were loath to attract trade. Consequently, they were open all licensing hours with very few customers and existed on funeral teas

The sisters were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth.

In 1960, after Mary's death, Florence sold the pub at auction. It was bought for £6,400 by Alan Bracewell and Norman Somers who were well known in the Halifax amateur acting community

Crowther, Rev Francis Nelson
[1857-1949] BA.

Son of Rev William Crowther.

Born in Claines, Worcestershire.

He was a clergyman [1911].

In [Q1] 1888, he married Mary Kate Stallard in Worcestershire.


Mary Kate was born in Worcestershire
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy Edna [b 1892] who was born in Calcutta, India [1900]

The family lived at Aston Rowant, Wallingford, Oxfordshire [1911].

He died in the New Forest district [Q2 1949]

Crowther, Frank
[1885-1916] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 5th November 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 14A & 15C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, Fred
[1888-1917] Son of Crossley Crowther.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a coal merchant [1911].

He lived at 123 Langdale Street, Elland [1917].

During World War I, he served as a Bombardier with 34 Battery 1st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died of wounds [12th October 1917] (aged 29).

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

He was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref V A 15].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Crowther, Fred Albert
[1873-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone merchant (employer) [1911].

Around 1903, he married Edith [1875-19??] from Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Ena [b 1904]
  2. William [b 1907]
  3. Lucy [b 1909]

The family lived at 3 Lister Street, Brighouse [1911]

Crowther, Frederick
[1844-1937] He was churchwarden [1862] / a brewery agent [1891] / employed by Shibden Head Brewery / a member of the Northowram (Extra Municipal) Education Committee / a representative of Major Stocks in the purchase land for the building of a school – (possibly) the Catherine Slack School [1875].

In 1846, he married Betsy Emma.

Children:

  1. Hettie [b 1871] who married [1891] Joseph H. Willey from Bradford
  2. Percy [b 1875] who married [1900] Mabel Benn at Clayton Parish Church
  3. Sydney [b 1878]

The family lived at

On 8th November 1879, his wife presented land to be used as a cemetery to Heywood's Chapel, Northowram. She had received the land as a gift from Major Michael Stocks.

Frederick died in Harrogate in 1937.

He was buried at Coley Church

Crowther, G.
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Crowther, George
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1764]

Crowther, George
[1???-1535] Or Crowder. He objected to the changes in the Great Tithes Dispute, and was killed in Sowerby Bridge by Gilbert Waterhouse
with a dagger worth 20 pence

Crowther, George
[1???-18??] A surveyor. He did a lot of work for Fixby Hall. In 1831, he built a house called The Wood above Grimescar Road. This appears to be one the site of the original house, The Wood, Fixby

Crowther, George
[1690-1762] He married Fleetwood Crossley.

Children:

  1. Philip

Crowther, George
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Moorcock, Norland [1859].

In July 1859, he charged George Carter of Norland with

letting off, and thereby entirely wasting, a 36-gallon barrel of ale

Carter admitted the offence, and acknowledged that it was very wrong of him. He was ordered to pay £2, the value of the ale, plus 19/6d in costs

Crowther, George
[1891-1917] Son of Ramsden Crowther.

Born in Brighouse [1st September 1891].

He was a steel wire drawer [1911] / a teacher at St James's School, Brighouse.

He never married.

In 1910, he formed a "Laurie" Command Scout troop in Brighouse. He was scoutmaster of the 3rd Elland Scout troop.

He enlisted on 1st September 1914, and served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. He was wounded and sent home.

He obtained a commission [22nd November 1915]. He was a Second Lieutenant in the 1st/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He took part in many operations in France. He was sent home with poisoning in his foot.

He rejoined his regiment.

He died during a bombardment at Cité Elie, near Hulluch [28th June 1917].

He was buried at Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref B 11].

There is a memorial to him in St Martin's Church, Brighouse.

His brother Reginald Shaw also died in the War

Colonel R. E. Sugden wrote


George, as you know, came out with the division in the ranks. He always set his men a fine example then. When he became an officer, his company commander spoke most highly of his keenness and his determination to make his the best platoon in the battalion. He was exceedingly brave.

Only the morning before he was killed, the Germans raided us in some strength. He had his platoon out in a very heavy bombardment, and opened rapid fire drove them off. The General noted his action on the occasion.

George was essentially a clean-living lad, and he carried his principles into the trenches.

We have lost a fine brave officer and a friend, and one of the best living lads I ever came across.

He was one of the founders and organising scoutmaster of the "Laurie" Command, Brighouse

 

Crowther, George
[1892-1917] Son of Lucy Jane & Ramsden Crowther of 7 Clifton Road, Brighouse,

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

He died 28th June 1917 (aged 25).

He was buried at Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Crowther, George Albert
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1939-1940]

Crowther, George Albert
[1883-1917] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Tom Crowther of Todmorden.

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

He died 19th May 1917 (aged 34).

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref VI C 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, Rev George Dobson
[1820-1848] Son of Rev Thomas Crowther.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Clare College Cambridge [1841]

He became a clergyman.

He died in Jamaica [12th September 1848]

Crowther, George Dobson
[1858-1926] MRCS, LSA, MD.

Son of Thomas Crowther.

Born in Luddenden.

He was educated at a school in New North Road, Huddersfield [1871].

He qualified MRCS (England, 1847), LSA (London, 1849) & (MD, Aberdeen), 1860.

He was Medical Officer of Health for Warley (perhaps in succession to his father).

He was a physician and surgeon at 50 St James's Road, Halifax [1895, 1905]

On 21st September 1887, he married Edith Emily Brook [1865-1915] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Edith Emily was the daughter of Cyrus Brook
 

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1888] who never married
  2. Doris [b 1891] who never married
  3. Phyllis [1898-1898]

The family lived at

Edith Emily died 10th July 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £401 6/4d.

Probate was granted to daughters Mabel and Doris

Crowther, George Howard
[1881-1918] Born in Halifax.

In [Q3] 1904, he married Elizabeth Ellen Crowther in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Peel Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with W Company 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died from multiple gunshot wounds & fractures at South Stoneham, Hampshire [18th February 1918] (aged 36).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 440].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Crowther, George Raymond
[1894-1917] Son of Thomas Crowther of 5 Springfield, Hipperholme.

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

He died 26th November 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and on Coley War Memorial

Crowther, George W.
[18??-19??] Caretaker at Lord Savile's Shooting Box, Rishworth [1905]

Crowther, Gladstone
[1885-1917] Son of Bright Crowther of Mixenden.

Born in Boothtown.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Ruth Nattrass in Halifax.

They lived at 6 Peel House Gate, Luddenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment).

He was wounded and gassed [29th November 1917].

He died of wounds [1st December 1917] (aged 32).

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref VI E 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Luddenden Working Men's Club Roll of Honour, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Crowther, Gordon
[1890-1918] Son of Fred Crowther of 40 Middle Dean Street, West Vale.

In 1914, he married Lillie Eastwood.

They lived at 19 Savile Road, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 29th April 1918 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Crowther, Harold
[1890-1915] Son of Agnes & Philip Crowther of 11 Joblin Street, Cornholme.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 15th May 1915 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, Harry
[18??-1???] An overlooker at Crossley's Carpets who – in 1876 – was charged with manslaughter of 9-year-old worker, Peter Keegan, and subsequently acquitted

Crowther, Harry
[1894-1917] Son of Mr Crowther.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He died 22nd August 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 80-82 & 163A], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

His brother Thomas William was also killed in the War

Crowther, Harry
[1917-1944] Son of Annie & Joe Crowther.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bricklayer.

He married Elizabeth.

They lived at Westgate, Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.

He was killed in action at the Battle of Kohima [4th May 1944] (aged 26).

He was buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 5 E 14].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Crowther, Henry
[1551-1635] Born in Norland.

Died at Ball Green, Sowerby.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church. His epitaph reads


Eighty-four years I lived; wouldst thou so do,
Be thou as I, quiet, chaste, and temp'rate too,
Norland me gave, and Sowerby took my breath;
Man knows the place of birth but not of death.

Crowther, Henry
[16??-17??] Halifax attorney

Crowther, Henry
[18??-1???] He worked as an overlooker at Crossley's Carpets in Halifax.

On 10th March 1876, he severely thrashed 9-year-old Peter Keegan. The boy died the following day

Crowther, Henry
[18??-19??] Coal merchant at 1 Pellon Station [1916]. He also had branch offices at Sowerby Bridge Station, St Paul's Station, Church Street, Halifax, 20 Tyson Street, Halifax, Height Green, Tuel Lane, Halifax, and 37 Leigh Street, Willow Hall, Halifax

Crowther, Henry
[1855-1928] Born in Halifax.

He was a piece sorter [1891] and landlord of the Neptune, Brighouse [1891, 1894, 1905, 1917]

On 9th December 1876, he married Mary Sugden [1857-1903] in Halifax.


Mary came from Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1878]
  2. Ethel [b 1880] who was an assistant schoolteacher [1901]
  3. William [b 1883] who was an apprentice hairdresser [1901]
  4. Amy [b 1889]
  5. Harry [1891-1893]
  6. Elsie [1894-1897]
  7. Herbert [1896] who died in infancy
  8. Fred [1895-1896]

The couple died at the Neptune Inn: Mary [15th May 1903]; Henry [6th May 1928].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [A 12]

Crowther, Henry Denton
[1879-1946] Born in Halifax.

He was a hairdresser.

He married Elizabeth Greenwood [1885-1943].


Elizabeth came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James Nicholson.

See John Arthur Carpenter

Crowther, Herbert
[1???-1942] He worked for Halifax Co-operative Society.

He lived at 50 Sandbeds Road, Pellon.

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

He died in Malaya in 1942.

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

Crowther, Herbert
[18??-19??] Headmaster of Holywell Green School.

The attached photograph shows him as a Regimental Sergeant Major during World War I.

Contributor Kimberly Brush writes

I have a Herbert Crowther in my family tree. He was my great-grandfather's brother. He was in the British Army stationed at one time in India. No one seems to know what happened to him after that. He looks similar to the picture you have posted.

However, I am uncertain because the pictures I have are not in profile. The picture he is holding looks similar to a picture of one of his sisters that I have a copy of but, again, I cannot be certain since it is so fuzzy.

I have heard that all of the Crowthers of Halifax are related somehow. There were three Herbert Crowthers born in Halifax in 1883. One of them is mine. He was the son of Edward Alfred Crowther and Sarah Ann Denton. My great-grandfather was Alfred Crowther [born 1881]. I know he died sometime after 1925 because I have a postcard that he sent to my great-grandparents after they moved to California in 1923

Crowther, Holland
[1880-1949] Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1903].

On 13th June 1903, he married Edith Ambler at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Edith was the daughter of
Abraham Ambler
 

Children:

  1. child

Crowther, Israel
[1815-1???] Son of Hannah & Joseph Crowther.

Baptised at Sowerby [7th May 1815].

On 8th January 1843, he married (1) Mary Dyson [1813-1???] at Elland Parish Church.

On 20th April 1851, he married (2) Mary Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of
John Hollas
 

Crowther, J. W.
[18??-19??] In 1911, he was driving his motor car in Godley Road, Halifax, when he crashed into the back of a wagon being driven by Thomas Drury. Drury was thrown from the vehicle and received injuries from which he died 2 months later. Crowther was found culpably negligent and a verdict of manslaughter was returned

Crowther, James
[1???-1???] Son of Joseph Crowther.

He worked with his father in the cab business in Brighouse, as driver and farrier.

He took over the business after his father's death

Crowther, James
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1752]

Crowther, James
[17??-1???] Of Erringden.

Recorded in May 1785, when banns of marriage between him and Grace Barker were published at Heptonstall

Crowther, James
[17??-1810] Worsted manufacturer of Halifax. He later became a schoolmaster.

He married Unknown.

Children:

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

He died at Harrogate [28th February 1810]

Crowther, James
[1789-1866] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1827-1899].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Crowther, James
[18??-18??] He married Ann.

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [1859-1886]
  2. Barzillai [1868-1869] who died aged 3 months

He died aged 35.

Members of the family were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Crowther, James
[1830-1867]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Crowther, James
[1848-1892] Born in Hove Edge, Hipperholme.

He was a silk dresser [1911].

On 21st May 1877, he married Hannah Elizabeth Firth [1856-1911] at St Thomas's Church, Batley.


Hannah was born in Rawdon
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1901] who was a worsted waste picker [1900], a stone delver [1911]
  2. Willie
  3. Mary Ann [b 1893] who was an apprentice photographic artist [1911]

The family lived at Hove Edge Cottage, Hipperholme [1911]

Crowther, James
[1866-19??] Of Manchester. Technical school teacher. He lived at Westfield, Hipperholme.

He married Alice Ainscow [b 1870].

Children:

  1. James Gerald
  2. child

Crowther, James
[1911-1993] Born in Todmorden. He studied metallurgy at Manchester University and worked for British Steel in Sheffield, then as a metallurgist in other parts of the country. He was interested in local history. He wrote booklets entitled:

  • Walsden, a century of change 1780-1880
  • Walsden words

Crowther, Dr James Edward
[1833-1908] Son of Rev Thomas Crowther.

Born in Cragg Vale.

He and his brother Thomas were living in Luddenden [1851].

He qualified LSA (London, 1861).

He was a surgeon's apprentice [1851] / an assistant surgeon [1861] / a surgeon [1881] / a medical practitioner in Sowerby Bridge [1895].

On 27th September 1855, he married Mary Bradley at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Mary was born in Ripponden, the daughter of John Bradley
 

Children:

  1. Phoebe Elizabeth [1856-1906]
  2. Eleanor Gertrude [1862-1944] who married Thomas Walter Fleming

The family lived at

  • Strefford Cottage, Winstantow, Shropshire [1861]
  • South Parade, Stainland, Halifax [1871]
  • Town Hall Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1881]

In 1891, he was living alone, with a housekeeper, at Copley Hall, Halifax.

In 1901, he was listed as a

Pauper inmate, Physician to the Surgeon

at the Halifax Poor Law Workhouse; Mary was in lodgings in Manchester.

James Edward was later living in Manchester

Mary died at Rusholme [29th August 1906]

Crowther, James Gerald
[1899-1983] Son of James Crowther.

Born at Hipperholme.

He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Trinity College Cambridge. He became a science journalist, writer and broadcaster

Crowther, James Nicholson
[1905-1997] Son of Henry Denton Crowther.

Born in Halifax [23rd March 1905].

He was a baker [1928].

On 28th January 1928, he married Jeanne Turner at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Jeanne was the daughter of George Turner
 

Crowther, James William
[1890-1918] Son of Harriet & James Crowther of 21 Stansfield Street, Todmorden.

Born in Rochdale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 4th July 1918.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [8 54].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, Mrs Jane
[15??-16??] She married Bryan Crowther.

In 1610, she and her sister, Ellen Hopkinson, founded the Crowther-Hopkinson charity.

She left income from lands at Long Preston to provide £8 per annum for teaching poor children at the charity's almshouse

Crowther, Mrs Jane
[18??-18??] In 1861, she ran a school at Mytholmroyd/Wadsworth

Crowther, Job
[18??-19??] Joiner and cabinet maker, builder and contractor at Briggate and Mill Royd Street, Brighouse.

He was involved in the construction of Upper Edge Baptist Church, Elland, and several stores of the Brighouse Industrial Society

Crowther, John
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1689]

Crowther, John
[1648-1700] Son of Joshua Crowther. He inherited and lived at Staups House, Shibden

Crowther, John
[17??-17??] Coiner. In 1780, he and 2 others were charged with counterfeiting copper coins. They were transported for life

Crowther, John
[17??-18??] Corn dealer at Barkisland.

In February 1808, he was declared bankrupt

Crowther, John
[1757-1845] Of Howroyd. Known as Old Crowther.

Son of Philip Crowther.

He married (1) Betty Earnshaw. They had no children.

He married (2) Mary, widow of John Bottomley.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Jay
  3. Samuel
  4. Joseph Haigh
  5. Ann
They lived at Nickelty.

He died at Nicklety

Crowther, John
[1780-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Crowther, John
[18??-1???] He married Lavinia Crossley.


Lavinia was the daughter of
Thomas Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Jonas
  2. Cissie who married William Bell

Crowther, John
[18??-18??] He ran a school at Shelf [around 1861]

Crowther, John
[18??-18??] Corn miller at Elland.

In May 1854, he was declared insolvent

Crowther, John
[18??-1894] Partner in James Sutcliffe & Sons.

The firm's mill burnt down in 1866.

In 1871, he and his son, William Crowther and partners Edward Turner and John Barron carried on business. The business became John Crowther & Company

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Crowther, John
[18??-19??] In [Q2] 1883, he married Mary Ellen Collins [1859-19??] from Fewstone, Yorkshire.


In 1911, Mary Ellen was an insurance agent
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 3 Wellholme, Brighouse [1911].

Living with the widowed Mary Ellen [in 1911] was her brother Arthur Collins [aged 34] (living on private means) 

Crowther, John
[1801?-18??] Of Rastrick. He became a tea dealer at Queenshead [1851]

Crowther, John
[1807-1856] Landlord of the Commercial, Halifax [1845, 1850, 1856].

He married Hannah [1801-1869].

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Crowther, John
[1867-19??] Son of Joseph Crowther, labourer.

Born in Elland.

He was an overlooker of New Street, Elland [1894] / a worsted overlooker [1901, 1911].

In 1894, he married Emma Burrows [1868-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma was from Scarborough Terrace, Elland – father not recorded on the marriage record
 

Children:

  1. Joe / Joseph William
  2. Norman
  3. Frank [b 1903]
  4. Arnold [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 54 Westgate, Elland [1901]
  • 54 Swales Yard, Westgate, Elland [1911]

Emma was dead by 1916

Sons Joe William & Norman died in World War I

Crowther, John
[1872-1936] He was landlord of the Travellers' Rest, Sowerby.

On 6th January 1896, he married Mary Alice Smith [1873-1932] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1898] who was a hairdresser [1936]
  2. Willie [b 1900] who was a farmer [1936]
  3. Alice [b 1902]

The family lived at Higgin Farm, Luddendenfoot [1936].

John died 4th March 1936.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,214 17/8d.

Probate was granted to sons Harry and Willie

Crowther, John
[1877-19??] Born in Fixby.

He was a stone mason (own account) [1911].

In [Q3] 1903, he married Edith Ann Chadwick in Halifax.


Edith Ann was the daughter of
Hiram Chadwick
 

The family lived at The Stone, Fixby, Huddersfield [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was brother-in-law James Henry Chadwick

Crowther, John
[1891-1917] Illegitimate son of Hannah Crowther [1859-1937].


Hannah lived at 5 Vipond Place, Colne [1916].

She never married

 

Born in Todmorden.

In 1911, he married Winifred Josephine Gavaghan in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 4th March 1917.

He was buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France [Grave Ref II F 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, John Bedford
[1838-1884] He was a woollen spinner [1861] / a woollen slubber [1871] / woolcomber & inn keeper at the Rising Sun, Elland [1881].

On 17th July 1859, he married Julia Gilfile [1840-1920] at Halifax Parish Church.


Julia was born in Rotherham
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [b 1859] who married Henry Dyson
  2. Cecilia [1860-1862]
  3. Benjamin Amos [1862-1883]
  4. Thomas [b 1865] who was a woolsorter [1891]
  5. Abraham [b 1868] who was a woolsorter [1891]
  6. Fred [b 1870] who was a woolsorter [1891]
  7. Phoebe Annie [1871-1947] who was a worsted box tenter [1891]
  8. Mary Emma [b 1874] who married George Henry Turner
  9. John Edward [b 1876]
  10. Sam [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • Quebec Street, Elland [1861]
  • Beaumont's Yard, Elland [1871]

John died at the Rising Sun [3rd March 1884].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £58 9/6d. Probate was granted to his wife Julia.

After his death, Julia took over at the Rising Sun [1891] and was there during the move to the new building [1914].

Julia died at the Rising Sun [9th April 1920].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £272 3/7d. Probate was granted to daughter Mary Emma and her husband George Henry Turner

Crowther, Rev John Brown
[1827-1881] Son of Rev Thomas Crowther.

He was educated at Queens' College Cambridge [1849] / ordained [1858] / assisted his father at Cragg Vale [1858-1859] / Vicar of Longnor, Derbyshire [1863-1871].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Whitworth [1867-1904] Vicar of Biggin, Derbyshire

Crowther, John Edwin
[1880-1951] Born in Halifax.

He was an optician [1907].

On 9th August 1907, he married Edith Gertrude Laycock in Halifax.


Edith Gertrude was the daughter of
John William Laycock
 

Children:

  1. child

The couple died in Harrogate: John Edwin [28th November 1951]; Edith Gertrude [10th December 1954]

Crowther, John Elmsley
[1902-1939] Son of Arthur Crowther.

Born in Elland.

He was a butcher [1933].

John took over from his mother as licensee at the Church Stile, Sowerby [1936, 1939].

On 9th August 1924, he married Laura Rawnsley [1904-1979] at the United Methodist Church, Temperance Street, Elland.

. died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [14th June 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £208 10/10d.

Administration was granted to his widow Laura.

Laura took over at the Church Stile [1939, 1940]

Crowther, John Henry
[1843-1868] Of Whinney Hall, Shelf. He was employed at Pickle Bridge dye works.

On 25th August 1868, he was found bleeding and unconscious at the bottom of Common Wood Quarry, Hipperholme. His coat was found some distance away, and his clothes were torn as if there had been a struggle. He only had a hymn book and a tobacco box on him. He was not expected to recover

Crowther, John Newton
[1847-1878] Born at Cornholme.

He attended the Cornholme British School. A friend of Samuel Banks, he trained as a teacher and went to teach in Wales. He wrote in Welsh and English and held the bardic chair at the Eisteddfod. His bardic name was Glanceri

Crowther, John Philip
[1822-1890] Son of Philip Crowther.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a shoemaker.

He married Ruth Fielden of Walsden, and they had 2 children.

In 1848, when Ruth was pregnant with their 3rd child, he left for America

She never saw him again.

He changed his name from Crowther to Crother, made a new life for himself in America, & married Maria Hannah Hodkin bigamously. They had 6 children.

Ruth made a living for herself and children, living at Dobroyd, Todmorden, where she took in lodgers and sold sweets and confectionery.

John Philip died in Nebraska, USA

Crowther, John William
[1855-1928]

On 6th July 1878, he married Rachel Greenwood [1854-1908] at the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Jonas Willie

Crowther, John William
[1861-1???] Son of George Crowther, dyer.

He was a dyer of Park Street, Halifax [1891].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Lily Ann Kershaw [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lily Ann, of New Bank, Northowram, was the daughter of Joseph Kershaw, millwright
 

Children:

  1. Dyson William
  2. Louisa [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911], & married [Halifax 1919] John W. Merrick

John William died in Halifax [Q3 1898].

In 1901, Lily Ann (worsted rover) & the children were inmates at Halifax Poor Law Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

In 1911, they were living at 26 Smith Street North, Halifax

Crowther, Johnny
[1896-1918] Son of Sarah (née Priestley) & Reuben Crowther, of The Glen, Elland [1911].

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Sub-Lieutenant with the Anson Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He died 25th May 1918.

He was buried at Martinsart British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I H 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Crowther, Jonas
[1???-1???] Son of John Crowther.

He married Betsy Turner.

Children:

  1. Emily who married Percy Barnes

Crowther, Jonas
[1836-1912] He married (1) Elizabeth Wade.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
William Wade
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [1858-1885]

He married (2) Mary Wade.


Mary was the daughter of William Wade, and sister of his first wife
 

He married (3) Sarah Wilkinson [1845-1925].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1431]

Crowther, Jonas Willie
[1886-1918] Son of John William Crowther.

In [Q2] 1910, he married Sarah Earnshaw in Todmorden.

They lived at 8 Lower Swineshead Road, Todmorden [1911]. During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion (Territorials)  Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [25th June 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Crowther, Jonathan
[1???-1???] Methodist minister.

Son of Timothy Crowther. His son – also Jonathan – went to sea as captain of a Madras trading ship

Crowther, Jonathan
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1758]

Crowther, Jonathan
[1759-1824] Methodist minister born at Northowram. In 1810, he wrote The Methodist Manual and a biography of Thomas Coke [1815]. He was elected President of Conference in 1819.

Two of his brothers – Timothy and Robert – served as Wesleyan ministers.

His daughter, Hannah, married the Methodist minister Samuel Crompton.

His son – also Jonathan – was apprenticed to a printer at the Methodist Bookroom in London and subsequently became a Times correspondent in Birmingham, and also served as a Wesleyan minister.

He died after being paralysed for 2 years

Crowther, Joseph
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1669, 1757]

Crowther, Joseph
[16??-17??] Of Plowroyd, Northowram.

He died (possibly) 17th November 1732

Crowther, Joseph
[16??-1711] Nephew of Nathan Crowther.

He acquired Whithill which he demolished and rebuilt in 1691.

Heywood records that


he built his sumptuous house by Norwood Green, 1671, and the out-housing, 1692
 

He married Susanna Appleyard.

Children:

  1. Timothy

In 1711, he left a farm such that the income be used for a schoolmaster to teach 12 poor children of Northowram. It closed in 1880 when Northowram School Board was formed

He & Susanna were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Crowther, Joseph
[17??-18??] In 1808, he was in partnership with William Wooler at Mearclough Bottom Mill.

The partnership was dissolved [1808].

In 1809, he was declared bankrupt

Crowther, Joseph
[1734-1772] Son of Timothy Crowther.

He succeeded his father as Parish Clerk, and Master of the Clerk's School in Skipton.

He was dismissed [July 1771] on account of his neglect of duties in the latter capacity, and by reason of his being


several times drunk during divine service in the parish church
 

In 1758, he married Agnes Sharp.


Agnes came from Skipton
 

Children:

  1. Sarah who married [1786] William Woodhead of Leeds, great-grandfather of George Woodhead

Crowther, Joseph
[1779-18??] Of Ripponden.

He was one of the people interviewed during Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832.

Around 1791, he went to work for Greenup's of Sowerby Bridge. At the mill, he witnessed cruelty towards the child workers. In one case

he once saw the master beat one poor boy, while he could not beat him any longer, and then he told another man to throw him into the dam!

Around 1800, he went to work for Ratcliff's of Sowerby Bridge – possibly John Ratcliffe & Sons

Crowther, Joseph
[1782-18??] Luddite.

He was a cotton spinner from Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child born posthumously

In 1813, he, James Hey, Joseph Holroyd alias Carter and Nathan Hoyle, were convicted of robbing a dwelling house, and putting the persons therein in great fear.

Holroyd later turned King's Evidence against the other 3 men, who were then executed [16th January 1813].

A total of 14 men were executed in two batches of 7 men. Crowther was in the 1st batch.

The Quakers Joseph Wood & Rev Thomas Shillitoe visited his widow [3rd March 1813]


They went to Sowerby Bridge where they saw the widow of Joseph Crowther who since his decease is moved hither and lives with her mother. He suffered for robbery and left 3 children and she is likely to have another very soon. She came from Luddendenfoot to this place
 

Crowther, Joseph
[1789-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Crowther, Joseph
[1798-1853]

He married Mary [1803-1865].

The family lived at Marsh Delves, Southowram [1853].

Joseph died 20th March 1853 (aged 55).

Mary died 2nd May 1865 (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-K11] with granddaughter Ann Thompson Crowther [1844-23rd January 1863]

Crowther, Joseph
[18??-19??] Rate collector and general dealer at West Vale.

In August 1887, he was declared bankrupt

Crowther, Joseph
[18??-19??] Cotton manufacturer at Foster Mill, Hebden Bridge.

He lived at Foster Lane, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crowther, Joseph
[18??-19??] Wholesale stationer at Todmorden.

In April 1881, he went into liquidation

Crowther, Joseph
[1832-1???] Son of John Crowther, weaver.

He was a dyer of Erringden [1854].

On 16th April 1854, he married (2) Peggy.


Peggy, née Stansfield, was the widow of
Abraham Heyhirst
 

Crowther, Joseph
[1835-1895] He was licensee of the Sun, Rastrick [1867] / owner of the Sun, Rastrick [1870s] / a china dealer in Commercial Street, Brighouse [1881] / a cab proprietor [1891].

It is said that – whilst in a state of intoxication – he was persuaded to sign the Sun away to the brewery.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

After his death, his son James took over the cab business

Crowther, Joseph Oddy
[1844-1???] In 1881, he was a farmer of 8 acres, and a stone merchant employing 25 men.

He lived at Southowram Workhouse [1881]

Crowther, Joseph William
[1894-1917] Known as Joe.

Son of John Crowther.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Elland Primitive Methodist Church & Sunday School / an apprentice worsted spinning overlooker [1911] / a colour mixer Beacon Dye Works, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [28th June 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [6th May 1917].

His brother Norman also died in the War

He was buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I F 2].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Crowther, Joshua
[1???-16??] He married Esther Bentley.


Esther was the daughter of
John Bentley
 

Children:

  1. John

Crowther, Joshua
[17??-1???] Landlord of the Old Cock Inn, Halifax [18??].

He married Unknown.

His widow died at Cooper House, Warley [20th March 1808].


Question: Does anyone know whether there is any link with this man and Joshua Crowther?

 

Crowther, Joshua
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Cooper House Mills, Luddendenfoot [from 1794]. He was also a woollen manufacturer

Crowther, Joshua
[17??-18??] Son of Joshua Crowther.

In September 1806, he married Mary Rothwell of Halifax

Crowther, Joshua
[1782-18??] He was a farm labourer parish relief [1851].

On 27th April 1807, he married Phoebe Shepherd at Halifax Parish Church.


Phoebe was the daughter of Mr Shepherd
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. a daughter who married Mr Barrett

The family lived at Lower High Lees, Midgley [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was Phoebe's widowed sister, Alice Titterington, and their granddaughter Elizabeth Barrett [aged 3]

Crowther, Josiah
[1850-1???] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1881].

In 1872, he married Emily Farrar [1851-1???] from Hawksclough, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1873]
  2. Lily [b 1874]
  3. Sarah Alice [b 1875]
  4. Clara [b 1878]
  5. Edith [b 1880]

The family lived at Clough House, Sowerby Bridge [1881]

Crowther, L.
[19??-19??] He was a director of the Halifax Building Society [1953]

Crowther, Levi
[1839-1903] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone warehouseman [1868].

In 1868, he married Ann Hollas in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of
Jabez Hollas
 

They had no children.

Ann died in Halifax [1st March 1914].

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Crowther, Lewis
[1856-19??] Halifax labourer.

On 27th July 1904, he was sentenced at the Leeds Assizes to 3 years in prison for the attempted murder of his wife, Mary Emma Crowther of Green Lane, Halifax, whom he had shot with a revolver

Crowther, Lewis
[1899-1918] Son of Mary A. & Isaac Crowther of 12 Woodside View, West Vale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 29th March 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], and on Elland War Memorial

Crowther, Louisa
[1882-1946] Daughter of Daniel Crowther.

She was a cotton winder [1901].

She died at the Royal Hotel, Rishworth [26th June 1946].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,511 2/- to her sister Mary Crowther

Crowther, Mary
[1857-1922] Of Back Crib Lane, Halifax.

On 17th January 1922, she and her daughter, Amy [1888-1922] died from coal gas poisoning after they were found unconscious in their bedroom. Mrs Crowther's other daughter, Mrs Mary Eliza Denton, of Seedlings Mount, raised the alarm. Halifax Corporation gas department later found that gas was leaking from the mains outside the house

Crowther, Mary
[1884-1959] Daughter of Daniel Crowther.

She was a dress maker [1901].

In 1922, after the deaths of their parents, Mary and her sister Florence took over as licensees at the Royal Hotel, Rishworth [1950s].

Neither sister married.

In his Memories of Pubs in Rishworth, Geoffrey Siddall recalls that

the sisters did not keep draught beer or spirits and were loath to attract trade. Consequently, they were open all licensing hours with very few customers and existed on funeral teas

Mary died at the Royal Hotel [13th October 1959].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,162 18/8d to her sisters Florence & Sarah Hannah.

In 1960, after Mary's death, Florence sold the Royal Hotel at auction.

The sisters were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Crowther, Milfred
[1885-1917]

In [Q3] 1914, he married Zillah Booth in Halifax.

They lived at 8 South Lane, Shelf.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 31st August 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref F 2A.]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Crowther, Nathan
[16??-17??] He bought Mountain House from Daniel Hemingway. He (possibly) owned Whithill, Northowram.

He left all his estate to his nephew, Joseph Crowther

Crowther, Nimrod
[1856-1915] Born in Northowram.

He was an invalid / a stone hewer [1911] / a quarryman [1914].

In [Q2] 1884, he married Janet Brown [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Janet had a son William Crowther [bapt 31st October 1883] who was a stone hewer [1914]
 

Children:

  1. Walter [bapt 28th June 1885]
  2. Edith [bapt 10th June 1888]
  3. Annice [bapt 1st December 1889]
  4. Archie [bapt 24th May 1896]
  5. Bertha [bapt 16th January 1898]
  6. Vernon [1906-1914]

The children were baptised at Coley, and had the surname Brown in some records.

The family lived at 4 Upper Lane, Northowram [1914].

On 21st August 1914, Annice killed her brother Vernon, cutting him in the throat with a large carving knife, severing the main blood vessels and the wind-pipe. At the Inquest, the Jury returned a verdict of wilful murder.

Nimrod died Q3 1915 (aged 59) 

Crowther, Norman
[1898-1915] Son of John Crowther.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 24th November 1915 (aged 17).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd January 1916].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV D 2].


He was recorded as Elland's youngest recruit to die in World War I
 

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial.

His brother Joe William also died in the War

Crowther, Percy
[1876-1916]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at Shibden and Hampshire.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Captain with the Army Service Corps.

He died at home on sick leave [20th September 1916] (aged 40).

He was buried at Compton, near Winchester.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Crowther, Philip
[1722-1796] Son of George Crowther.

In 1750, he married Susan Fielden.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Philip
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Mary
  6. Susan
  7. Samuel
  8. Eli
  9. Hannah
  10. Joshua
  11. Betty

The family lived at

Crowther, Philip
[1753-1825] Son of Philip Crowther.

He married Betty Barker.

Children:

  1. Philip

Crowther, Philip
[1784-1840] Son of Philip Crowther.

Born at Howroyd Farm, Dulesgate.

A shoemaker at Howroyd, Todmorden.

He fought in Spain during the Peninsular War, and in Ireland.

About 1816, he met & married Catherine O'Neal, an Irish Catholic girl, which aroused much local hostility back in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Philip
  2. Edward
  3. John Philip
  4. William
  5. Eli
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Edwin

One day around 1840, Philip walked from Walsden to Rochdale to draw his army pension, but he never returned home.

Many years later, a dying man confessed that he and another worker on the Summit Tunnel had lured Crowther into their huts, robbed him and left his body on a cart which was used to dump soil excavated from the tunnel in the Holme Tip

Crowther, Philip
[1843-1925] Son of John Philip Crowther.

Born at Dobroyd, Todmorden.

When he was aged 9, he travelled from Liverpool to New York on the Benjamin Adams with his uncles William and Edwin Crowther. Philip carried 2 boxes of luggage.

They arrived on 16th September 1852.

He lived with them in New York.

He tried to enlist in the American army but was rejected on medical grounds. He returned to England and enlisted in the British Army.

He was stationed on the Isle of Wight during one of Queen Victoria's visits, acting as guard at Osbourne House. He was assigned to the East Indian Army, serving 3 years in India rising to rank of Lance Sergeant. He then went AWOL whilst stationed near Patna and made his way to Calcutta where he boarded an American ship and worked his passage to Boston, and then made his way to Nebraska where his errant father was living. He held many local offices; was elected County Superintendent of Schools in 1877; served four years, and appointed Postmaster January 11, 1882

He married Unknown in Nebraska.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

He died in Santa Barbara, California

Crowther, Phyllis Margaret
[1905-1985] Of Halifax.

In 1930, she married Charles Alfred Ramsden in Newport, Shropshire/Staffordshire.

In the 1960s, she came across the journals of Anne Lister and prepared the publish these. She collaborated with Vivien Ingham.

A condition of releasing the documents and the code was that Halifax Corporation had to have control over what she could publish, and they refused.

Her unpublished Ramsden Papers are held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service

Crowther, Ramsden
[1856-1923] He was a butcher [1881, 1891, 1901] / a meat purveyor (shopkeeper) [1911].

In [Q1] 1878, he married Lucy Jane Shaw [1856-1910] in Halifax.


Lucy Jane was the daughter of
Joah Shaw
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1879] who was a law clerk [1911], a solicitor's clerk [1901]
  2. John [b 1880] who was a butcher's assistant [1901]
  3. Elsie [b 1884] who was a pupil-teacher [1901]
  4. Frank [b 1886] who was a grocer's apprentice [1901]
  5. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1888]
  6. Selina [b 1890] who was a dressmaker's assistant [1911]
  7. George
  8. Reginald Shaw
  9. Harold Ramsden [1897-1902]

The family lived at

  • 14 Briggate, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881, 1891]
  • 7 Haigh Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 22 Bonegate Road, Brighouse [1911]
  • 7 Clifton Road, Brighouse [1919]

Living with them [in 1881] was Johnney Marsden [aged 17] (butcher apprentice).

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Sarah Shaw [aged 53].

Sons George & Reginald Shaw died in World War I

Crowther, Reginald
[1920-1941] Son of Edith & Savile Crowther.

In [Q4] 1940, he married Joan Croft in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS President III

He was killed [19th August 1941] (aged 21)  whilst serving on the troopship SS Aguila which was torpedoed by German Submarine U-201 and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of 152 of the 168 people aboard.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 47 3], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Crowther, Reginald Shaw
[1894-1918] Son of Ramsden Crowther.

Born in Brighouse.

He was an ironmonger's assistant [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 28th July 1918.

He was buried at Montcornet Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref F 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

His brother George also died in the War

Crowther, Richard
[18??-19??] Established Richard Crowther & Sons.

He lived at 2 Brook Street, Elland [1905]

Crowther, Richard
[1848-1???] Born in Norland.

Beer seller at the Crown, Sowerby Bridge [1881]

Crowther, Richard
[1885-1918] Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 25th August 1918 (aged 33).

He was buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 8]

Crowther, Richard
[1891-1918] Son of Hanson Crowther of 1 Whitby (or Whitley) Street, Halifax.

He was an employee of Cain, Son & Greenwood.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

He was killed in action [4th May 1918] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10-13], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Crowther, Richard Joseph
[1886-1920] Son of James & Frances Whitehead Crowther of 50 Oldham Road, Royton, Lancashire.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 19th June 1920 (aged 34).

He was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref EE 41]

Crowther, Robert
[17??-1833] Local Methodist Minister of the early 19th century

Crowther, S.
[18??-19??] Violinist at Cornholme.

Recorded in December 1893, when he placed an advertisement in The Era journal seeking engagements

Crowther, S.
[1816-1879] Stone merchant at Westercroft, Northowram

Crowther, Samuel
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1688, 1702, 1730, 1765]

Crowther, Samuel
[16??-17??] Son of Samuel Crowther.

He lived at Lands Head, Northowram.

In December 1710, he married (1) Sarah Walker, his housekeeper.

In December 1720, he married (2) Martha Waon

Crowther, Samuel
[1654-1704] Of Dam Head, Northowram.

He married Grace.

Children:

  1. Samuel

He

was seized in the chapel on 10th February [1704]

and died on 25th February.

His wife, Grace,

was seized 26th February ... and died that day sevenight after

Crowther, Samuel
[1867-19??] Of Brighouse.

He was a joiner's clerk and landlord of the Ship Tavern, Brighouse [1901].

He married Fanny Elliott [1866-19??] from Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Cecil [b 1890]
  2. William Edward [b 1892]
  3. Job [b 1894]
  4. Jimmy [b 1898]
  5. Frank A. [b 1900]

Crowther, Saville
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Fixby [1835]

He married Harriet [1801-1873].

Recorded in 1873, when Harriet was buried at Blackley Baptist Church.

The epitaph records

Harriet, relict of Saville Crowther, formerly of the Warren House Inn, Fixby, who died August 2nd 1873, aged 72 years

Harriet was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Crowther, Stanhope
[1873-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was innkeeper at the Horse & Jockey, Elland [1911].

In [Q2] 1896, he married Helen Jebson [1871-19??] in Barnsley.


Helen was born in Gawber, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1897] who was an apprentice to plater [1911]
  2. Cyril [b 1902]
  3. Albany [b 1903] who married [1938] Edith Read

Crowther, Stanley
[1897-1916] Son of Mrs Crowther of 1 Thornhill Road, Rastrick.

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

He died 12th October 1916 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B]

Crowther, Dr T.
[18??-18??] MD.

He was Medical Officer for Ovenden [1865].

Crowther, Rev Thomas
[1794-1859] Son of James Crowther, weaver of Earby, near Skipton.

Born in Thornton.

Baptised at St Mary's, Thornton-in-Craven [14th September 1794].

He was Vicar of Cragg Vale for 38 years [1821-1859].

He was strongly against child labour in the Cragg Vale mills of Hinchliffe Hinchliffe, and was an informant for Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832. He was in favour of the Ten Hours Bill and when asked about the Cragg Mills, he said

If there is one place in England which needs legislative interference it is this place for they work 15 or 16 hours a day frequently, and sometimes all the night. Oh, it is a murderous system and the mill-owners are the pest and disgrace of society. Laws, human and divine, are insufficient to restrain them

He said that, after speaking against the child labour cases in church

some of the mill-owners never spoke to [him] again

On 6th February 1815, he married Phebe Wilkinson [1796-1875] at Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Mary [1816-1911] who married Jonathan Knowles
  2. George Dobson
  3. William
  4. Phoebe [1824-1909] who married Edward Whitworth of The Grange, Facit, near Rochdale
  5. Thomas
  6. John Brown
  7. Sarah [1828-1909] who married Rev William Baldwin
  8. Elizabeth [1829-1903] who never married
  9. Jane Caroline [1831-1910] who never married
  10. James Edward
  11. Ellen [b 1835] who married William Henry Hinchliffe

The daughters – Mary, Phoebe, Sarah, and Jane Caroline – were educated at the Clergy Daughters' School.

The family lived at Erringden [1841, 1851].

He & his wife Phebe were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.

See Sutcliffe Willcock

Crowther, Dr Thomas
[1824-1909] LSA, MRCS, MD.

Son of Rev Thomas Crowther.

Born 21st July 1824.

He and his brother, James Edward, were living in Luddenden [1851].

He was a Licentiate of Apothecaries, London [1851] / a General Practitioner, Kings College, Aberdeen & the Royal Society of Apothecaries, London [1861, 1871] / Medical Officer for part of Sowerby, Midgley and Upper Warley [1865] / a surgeon at Luddenden [1874] / Medical Officer of Health for Midgley and Warley [1895] / with the Local Government Medical Service [1895].

On 26th May 1857, he married Emma Foster.


Emma was the daughter of William Foster
 

Children:

  1. George Dobson
  2. Maria Foster [b 1858]
  3. Benjamin Foster [b 1859] who died young
  4. Effie Kate [b 1861] who married her cousin John Foster
  5. Astley Brodie
  6. Laura Beatrice [b 1865] who married (1) [5th October 1890] Arthur Alexander Brook, (2) [30th December 1902] Henry Miers of Leeds
  7. Emma Gertrude [b 1866] who was unmarried [1909]
  8. Phoebe Wilkinson [b 1867]
  9. Lily Jane [b 1869] who married [4th December 1890] Joseph Robinson
  10. Ernest Edward
  11. Mary Ellen [b 1874] who was unmarried [1909]
  12. Thomas
  13. John Brown [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1861, 1871]
  • Laurel Bank, Warley [1881, 1891, 1914]
  • Clayton
  • Hipperholme

He retired from practice [1899] and his son Ernest succeeded him at Luddenden.

Thomas died 2nd July 1909.

See Job Aspinall

Crowther, Thomas
[1880-1914] Son of Dr Thomas Crowther.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment.

He died 19th October 1914 (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 10]

Crowther, Thomas William
[1890-1917] Son of Mr Crowther.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He died 23rd April 1917 (aged 27).

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

His brother Harry was also killed in the War

Crowther, Timothy
[1694-1761] Son of Joseph Crowther of Northowram.

Born at 11:00 am on 20th December 1694 and baptised the same day.

He became a Parish Clerk in Skipton.

He was described as

an Astrologer and Magician

and became very popular as an astrologer in the Craven district. People travelled far to consult him to seek advice and guidance, and to learn the whereabouts of stolen property.

Skipton residents invented the phrase

As cunning as Crowther

He compiled a book of charms [1714] which included a remedy for a horse or cow that hath harm done by a witch:

Take hair of each quarter, some of the hoof and horn, sew it up in a cloth, and in ye form of a ball; prick it full of pins and put in three needles. Boil it in ye afflicted water till ye pan be like to burn, then throw it into ye fire and say (three times) - Witch, Witch, Witch, thus shalt thou burn in hell. Take care that nobody come in ye house all ye time you are in doing of it; it must be done three times at ye change, full, and quarter

Wesley records how the body of a murder victim was discovered after the family had sought help from Crowther.

On 20th September 1721, he married Anne Walker [1694-1768] at Skipton.


Anne came from Guiseley
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1722]
  2. Timothy [1723-1749]
  3. John [1732-1764] who was a saddler
  4. Joseph
  5. daughter
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

The Skipton parish register shows


son Joseph was the second Crowther to become Clerk, and that son Samuel, was baptised 18th June 1722, and buried 21st August 1722
 

Mark Pearson says


son Samuel [1722-1788] was also an astrologer and magician and succeeded Timothy as Parish Clerk
 

Timothy may have become estranged from his Northowram family, as he is not mentioned in his parents' wills.

He was buried at Skipton [24th February 1761]

See King's evil

Crowther, Timothy
[17??-18??] Older brother of Jonathan Crowther. He became a Methodist minister. His son Jonathan also became a Methodist minister

Crowther, Titus
[1853-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a cotton spinner [1891] / a boiler maker's labourer [1901] / out of work [1911]

In [Q1] 1881, he married Ann Elizabeth Raby in Halifax.


Ann Elizabeth was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. George H [b 1882] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  2. Albert
  3. Henry [b 1884] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a dyer's labourer [1911]
  4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1887] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a cotton winder [1911]
  5. Herbert [b 1894] who was a tailor apprentice [1911]
  6. Harold [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 3 Chaffer's Court, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Stansfield Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 50 Hartley Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Moongate Street, King Cross [1916]

Crowther, Tom
[18??-18??] On 27th July 1864, the coroner's inquest at Brighouse returned a verdict of manslaughter on him for killing fellow workman John Taylor in the course of a quarrel

Crowther, Tom
[1819-18??] In August 1864, he was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour for the manslaughter of John Taylor at Brighouse

Crowther, Vernon
[1906-1914] The 8-year-old boy was found at Northowram with his throat cut. He died on 17th August 1914. The injuries had been inflicted by his 24-year-old sister

Crowther, W.
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1901, when he had business as a cab proprietor and undertaker at 7 Wakefield Road and Clifton Road, Brighouse

Crowther, Walter
[1893-1918] Son of Mary & James Crowther of 86 Carr Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with B Battery 312th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 24th June 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France [Grave Ref III E 20].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crowther, Walter Edward
[1883-1917] Son of Mary & Joseph Crowther of Siddal Place, Siddal.

He was employed by Joseph Morton Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of severe wounds and fracture to the thigh Casualty Clearing Station [29th September 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VIII E 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Crowther, William
[17??-18??] Watch and clockmaker at 15 Bull Green, Halifax [1829, 1834]

Crowther, William
[17??-18??] Hatter in Southowram [1789]

Crowther, William
[1787-1856] Known as Old Will o' t' Watering Trough.

Son of Eli Crowther.

He was weaver and farmer at Watering Trough, Walsden [from before 1820 to his death] / a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838].

In 1809, he married Susan [1786-1852], daughter of Sally (née Marshall) & Samuel Law.

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. James
  3. Sally

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Crowther, William
[18??-1???] Son of Philip Crowther.

In 1852, he, his brother Edwin and nephew Philip Crowther sailed from Liverpool to New York on the Benjamin Adams.

They arrived on 16th September 1852.

They lived in New York

Crowther, William
[18??-1???] Son of John Crowther and partner in John Crowther & Company.

After his father's death in 1894, he carried on the family business as sole proprietor

Crowther, William
[18??-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Northgate Hotel, Halifax [1861-1864]

Crowther, William
[18??-19??] Cotton doubler with H. Crowther & Company at Lower Willow Hall Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1904]. He set up in business in 1888.

In May 1904, he was charged with being in possession of unjust weights after eighteen 1 cwt weights were found to be deficient by a total of 4 lbs 10½ oz. He was fined 20/- plus 13/6d costs

Crowther, William
[18??-19??] Of Brighouse. He was Managing Director of George Farrar Quarries Limited [1895]

Crowther, William
[1817-18??] Son of Joshua Crowther.

He was a warehouseman and farmer of 14 acres [1861].

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1850]
  2. Joshua [b 1852]
  3. Isabella [b 1854]
  4. Ely / Eli [b 1857]
  5. John William [b 1859]

The family lived at Lydgate, Midgley [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was his widowed aunt, Alice Titterington

Crowther, Rev William
[1822-1915] MA.

Son of Rev Thomas Crowther.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at St Catharine's College Cambridge [1840] / offered the headmastership of Haworth Grammar School [in 1846], but declined it / ordained deacon [1853] / ordained priest [1854] / perpetual curate of Claines, Worcestershire [1855-1870] / rector of Norton, Kent [1870-1901].

In 1855, he married Susannah Bendyshe at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Susannah was the daughter of John Bendyshe of Barrington Hall, Cambridge, and great-niece of Admiral Lord Nelson
 

Children:

  1. Thomas William Bendyshe [b 1856] who was a tea planter in Ceylon
  2. Francis Nelson
  3. Charles [b 1858] who was in the Burma Civil Service
  4. Robert Theodore [b 1860] who was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Indian Army
  5. Edward [b 1861] who was an Artillery Master at Woolwich
  6. Henry Stewart [1863-1965] BA, who settled in Australia
  7. Catherine who married Rev J. Brown
  8. Margaret [1866-1969] who never married.

    On 3rd August 1966, the Admiralty Board sent her a telegram:


    In memory of Lord Nelson the Board sends you, his oldest surviving relative, their congratulations and best wishes on your hundredth birthday
     

  9. John Ernest [b 1868] who was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Marines

He lived without cure in Bournemouth.

He died in Bournemouth [1st December 1915]

Crowther, Willie
[1887-1918] Son of James Crowther.

Born in Hove Edge.

He was a bricklayer [1911].

On 9th July 1915, he married Ethel Ingham in Halifax.

They lived at Rochdale, Lancashire.

During World War I, he enlisted in Brighouse and served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 4th November 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France [Grave Ref DIV 62 II L 6]

 

Crowther surname
A crowd is an old dialect word for a fiddle or a violin, hence the surname means someone who plays the violin.

The early Crowthers were presumably musicians.

Horsfall records a saying

There's nobody born fiddlers, but t' Crowthers

which he says can be heard in Brighouse

There are over 190 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Crowther, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Crowther:


Baptism 1856; Marriages 1805, 1835, 1852, 1855, 1861, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1892, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1935; Deaths 1835, 1855, 1866, 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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