Clough ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Clough are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

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Clough, A.Ref 460-909

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the Gordon Highlanders.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clough, AlbertRef 460-379
[1895-1915] Son of Mrs Ada Clough of 15 Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 15th June 1915 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France [Grave Ref 12], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Clough, AlfredRef 460-25
[1808-1867] Born in Halifax.

He was a reed maker employing 6 women in heald knitting [1851] / a reed maker [1861].

He married Sarah [1812-1898].

Sarah was born in Ovenden


  1. William [1812-1859] who was a tailor
  2. Elizabeth Ann Earnshaw [1841-1863] who was a heald  knitter [1861]

The family lived at 2 Lister Street, Halifax [1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851, 1861] were Alfred's widowed mother Sarah Clough [b 1787], & niece Sarah Jane Clough [b 1833] (both heald knitters).

Living with them [in 1861] was nephew John Clough [b 1839] (book binder).

Alfred died 30th July 1867 (aged 59).

In [Q4] 1868, a Sarah Clough married Thomas Smith in Halifax.

Sarah died 20th March 1898 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3601]. Sarah is shown as Sarah Smith on the headstone

Clough, CharlesRef 460-1089
[1832-1883] Landlord of the Black Horse, Clifton.

On 24th March 1883, he was found in bed and with him was a bottle which had contained laudanum. His life could not be saved.

The Inquest heard that he had been in financial difficulties, and had tried to borrow money

to stay an execution

and when this had failed, he bought laudanum and took it after his wife had left him in bed.

A verdict of Suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned

Clough, DanielRef 460-322
[16??-1???] A member of the Clough family of Calico Hall, Halifax.

He married Margaret, daughter of Edward Hanson

Clough, FrancisRef 460-32
[1815-1874] Born in Knaresborough.

He was a wool sorter [1841] / a quarryman [1851] / a quarry master employing 2 men [1861] / a retired stone merchant [1871].

In [Q4] 1838, he married Ann Smith [1812-1871] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Halifax.

She was a dress maker [1861]



  1. Mary Ann [1839-1861]
  2. William Smith
  3. Jonathan Benjamin [1850-1856]
  4. Walter George [b 1853] who was an iron monger [1871],  married [Q3 1874] Mary Jane Wharton, & had a daughter Sarah  Ann [1875-8th February 1877]; (Sarah Ann was buried with  her Clough grandparents) 

They lived at

  • Haley Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • 40/41 Cobden Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Cobden Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851, 1861, 1871] was widowed sister-in-law Sarah Dunning [b 1795] (cape maker 1851).

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson John Francis Thackray [b 1861].

Ann died 2nd August 1871 (aged 59).

Francis died 16th June 1874 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 851] with sister-in-law Sarah Dunning [1795-18th May 1873] & granddaughter Sarah Ann Sarah Ann [1875-8th February 1877]

Clough, Francis William SmithRef 460-1054
[1869-1931] Son of William Smith Clough.

He was a retired veterinary surgeon [1911].

He married Elizabeth Greenwood.


  1. Harold [b 1901]

The family lived at 8 Milton Place, Halifax (with Elizabeth's widowed mother Mary [b 1833]) [1911].

Francis William died in Halifax in 1931 (aged 62) 

Clough, Herbert GeorgeRef 460-382
[1875-19??] Born in Horton.

He was a compositor [1902].

In 1902, he married Ann Ellen Thornton in Halifax.

Ann Ellen was the daughter of
William Henry Thornton


  1. Mabel [b 1903]
  2. Cyril Arthur [b 1906]
  3. Edgar Thornton [b 1908]

After the birth of their first child the family moved to Oldham

Clough, JamesRef 460-2426
[18??-19??] Partner in Brook, Clough & Company.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 1st August 1906, and Clough carried on business on his own account at Baildon Green Mills and 27 Charles Street, Bradford as J. Clough & Son

Clough, JohnRef 460-166

He died April 1700 (aged 68).

Heywood records

Mr John Clough of Halifax, had been rich come down. Kept oth town, deputy constable, bur there April 14 1700, age 68 – his wife dyed the day after he was buried had 10 sh a month

Clough, SamuelRef 460-1813
[1861-1923] Born in Cottingley.

He was landlord of the Clough House, Rastrick [1909, 1911, 1917] / a farmer [1911] / landlord of the Nag's Head, Ainley Top [1920, 1923].

On 7th January 1897, he married Sarah Denmar [1873-1960] at St John the Evangelist, Denby.

Sarah was born in Billingley


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Thomas [b 1899]
  3. Ellen [b 1900]
  4. Edith [b 1902]
  5. William [b 1905]
  6. John [b 1908]

Samuel died in 1923.

Sarah took over at the Nag's Head [1923-1960]

Clough, SamuelRef 460-1205
[1884-1916] Son of Fred & Mathilda Clough.

In [Q3] 1910, he married Hannah H. Wren in Bradford.

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

He died 29th December 1916 (aged 32).

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

In [Q3] 1918, Hannah married Walter F. Bell in Bradford.

They lived at 43 Carr House Road, Shelf

Clough, SamuellRef 460-295
[1???-1???] He married Ann Barraclough

Ann was the daughter of
Richard Barraclough


  1. Grace

Clough, W. S.Ref 460-2082
[18??-18??] Joiner and cabinet maker in Halifax. The business was taken over by Sutcliffe & Woodhead

Clough, WilliamRef 460-1866
[1786-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Clough, WilliamRef 460-911
[1887-1915] Born in Bowling, Bradford.

He lived at 15 Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Sergeant with the 8th Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

He was killed in the Dardanelles [28th June 1915] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 92-97], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Clough, William SmithRef 460-1040
[1842-1920] Son of Francis Clough.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1861] / a joiner & cabinet maker [1871] / a retired cabinet maker [1881] / a retired joiner & cabinet maker [1901] / a retired builder [1911].

In [Q4] 1866, he married Mary Jane Smith in Halifax.

Mary Jane was the daughter of William Smith


  1. Francis William Smith
  2. Jane Ann who died 10th March 1871 (aged 9 months)   
  3. James A. [b 1873] who was a medical student [1891]
  4. John [1875-1910] who was a worsted spinner apprentice  [1891] & died at Bloemfontein, South Africa
  5. Mary E. [b 1878]
  6. Florence E. [b 1883]

The children are buried / remembered with their Smith grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4285].

The family lived at

  • 95 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 25 North Parade, Halifax (with Mary Jane's widowed  mother) [1881]
  • 3 Promenade Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Promenade Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Albert Promenade, Halifax [1901]

William died in Halifax in 1920 (aged 78) 


The Clough familyRef 460-1259

See Calico Hall, Halifax


Clough surnameRef 460-1
There are 17 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Clough, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Clough

Marriage 1858

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 4285


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