Cheetham ...



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

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Frank Arthur Cheetham [1858-1913]
George Cheetham [1843-1913]
George Thomas Cheetham [1???-18??]
James Cheetham [18??-18??]
James Cheetham [1801-1863]
James Cheetham [1810-1856]
James Cheetham [1844-1903]
James Cheetham [1864-1928]
John Cheetham [1792-18??]
John Cheetham [18??-1???]
John Cheetham [18??-1964]
John Cheetham [1833-1890]
John Cheetham [1836-1889]
John Cheetham [1878-1943]
John Albert Cheetham [1868-1924]
Joseph Cheetham [1869-1925]
Taylor Cheetham [1882-1917]
Thomas Cheetham [1798-1826]
Thomas Cheetham [1833-1???]
Thomas Cheetham [1858-1924]
Walter Cheetham [1854-19??]
William Cheetham [17??-18??]
William Cheetham [1894-1917] 


Cheetham, Frank Arthur
[1858-1913] Eldest son of John Cheetham.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a silk spinner [1911] / a market man in the family business – John Cheetham & Son – attending the Bradford market twice week.

He never married.

He lived at Longroyde, Rastrick.

He died suddenly [28th December 1913] (aged 55).

He was buried at Rastrick Church

Cheetham, George
[1843-1913] Son of Elizabeth & George Cheetham.

Born in Barkisland.

Baptised at Ripponden [27th August 1843].

He was a stone mason [1871] / a monumental mason [1891, 1901] / a monumental mason & jobbing mason [1911].

He worked on many of the graves in Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard, and his name can be seen there.

In [Q2] 1865, he married Hannah Ackroyd [1847-1925] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Mill Bank
 

Children:

  1. Fred [1866-1944] who married Emily [1865-1931]
  2. James [b 1867]
  3. Joe
  4. Ellen [b 1872]
  5. Annie [1873-1898]
  6. Ada [b 1874]
  7. Alice [b 1876]
  8. John
  9. Lily [b 1881]
  10. Taylor
  11. Lizzie [b 1886] who married [Halifax Q4/1909] Joseph Mitchell and had a daughter Elsie [1911-1914]

The family lived at

  • Bank View, Triangle [1901, 1911]
  • 4 Bank Buildings, Mill Bank [1918]

George died 18th January 1913 (aged 69).

Hannah died 28th January 1925 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Cheetham, George Thomas
[1???-18??] He edited the autobiography of Thomas Cheetham

Cheetham, James
[18??-18??] He was manager of the silk department at Fielden's in Todmorden [1841].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Cheetham, James
[1801-1863] Of Rastrick.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Cheetham, James
[1810-1856] Born in Barkisland.

He was a fustian cutter [1841] / a fustian manufacturer [1851]. He established James Cheetham & Sons.

He married Betty Bentley [1809-1871].


Betty was born in Langfield
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William [1839-1881]
  3. Ann [b 1841] who was head of the household [1871]
  4. James
  5. Mary Ellen [1849-1935] who married George Atack

The family lived at

  • Calder View, Stansfield [1841]
  • Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall [1851]
  • Hebden Bridge Lanes [1861]
  • Crown Street, Hebden Bridge [when daughter Ann was head of the household 1871]

After his death, his widow carried on the business as Betty Cheetham & Son fustian manufacturers [1861]

Cheetham, James
[1844-1903] Son of James Cheetham.

He was a warehouse boy (fustian) [1861] / a fustian warehouseboy [1881] / a fustian manufacturer at Hebden Bridge [1874] / a fustian manufacturer [1881] / retired fustian manufacturer [1891, 1901].

He married Millicent Rebecca [1845-1911].

Children:

  1. Frances Mary [1881-1951]

The family lived at

  • Bank Side, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • Machpelah, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1901]

He died at 17 Cheapside, Bradford [6th November 1903].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,408 8/9d. Probate was granted to his widow Millicent Rebecca and Alfred Stringfellow (gent) 

Cheetham, James
[1864-1928] Son of John Cheetham.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a silk spinner (employer) [1901, 1911] / a silk spinning manufacturer [1916].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Hannah Thornton [1866-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [b 1888]
  2. Winnie [1889-1960] who married Horace Malcolm Horner
  3. John
  4. Kathleen [b 1898]
  5. Vera [b 1902]

The 1911 census records that they had 7 children of whom 6 survived.

The family lived at

  • The Hawthornes, Brighouse [1889]
  • Brooklyn House, 4 Gooder Lane, Rastrick [1901]
  • The Hawthornes, Brighouse [1911]

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

Cheetham, John
[18??-1???] Of Rastrick.

He married Ann [1825-1856].

Ann was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Cheetham, John
[18??-1964] JP.

Aka Jackie.

Son of James Cheetham.


Question: Can anyone tell me anything more about this man and his family?

 

Born in Halifax.

He was a silk spinner / a member of Brighouse Council [1932-1942] / Mayor of Brighouse [1936-1938] / alderman [1942-1945].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah Dorothy [b 1896] who married [Halifax 31st July 1919] Captain George R. Pollard RAF, son of Sir George and Lady Pollard, of Sundown, Southport
  2. Frank [1901]

He (possibly) owned the Cheetham Estate, Rastrick.

John died 31st October 1964.

See The Ritz, Brighouse

Cheetham, John
[1833-1890] Son of James Cheetham.

Born in Halifax.

He worked as a silk spinner for the Fielden's at Todmorden where his father was manager of the silk department. At the age of 18, he left Fielden's and became manager for Monk & Burrows in Brighouse.

He was a partner in Richard Kershaw & Company He took over the business [1870] and this evolved into John Cheetham & Son. He was a partner in Ormerod Brothers & Cheetham.

In [Q3] 1855, he married Sarah Law [1835-1???] in Todmorden.


Sarah was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Frank Arthur
  2. James
  3. John Albert

The family lived at

Cheetham, John
[1836-1889] Son of James Cheetham.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a farmer of 15 acres [1861] / a cotton fustian merchant employing 90 hands [1881]

In 1857, he married Elizabeth White [1836-1889] from Brierley, in Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Mary Ann [1860-1892]
  3. Florence Annie [1864-1949]
  4. John Arthur [b 1866]
  5. James Albert [1868-1891]

The family lived at

  • Knott Hall, Stansfield [1861]
  • Cheetham Street, Wadsworth [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] was brother-in-law Thomas White [aged 21] (farm worker).

Living with them [in 1881] was niece Sarah E. White [aged 6]

Cheetham, John
[1878-1943] Son of George Cheetham.

Born in Mill Bank

He was a monumental mason [1901, 1911].

In 1903, he married Martha [1876-1940] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Sowerby
 

They had no children.

They lived at 69 Woods View, Triangle [1911].

Martha died in 1940.

John erected a bench in her memory at Mill Bank.

John died in 1943.

The couple were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

See Martha's Mount, Mill Bank

Cheetham, John Albert
[1868-1924] Son of John Cheetham.

Born in Rastrick [26th July 1868].

Partner in John Cheetham & Son.

He married Clara [1869-1942].

Children:

  1. Gladys [18??-1968] who married Herbert Wood
  2. Dorothy who married [1919] Captain Reginald Pollard from Southport

The family lived at Oaklands, Brighouse.

John Albert died 21st December 1924.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Cheetham, Joseph
[1869-1925] Son of George Cheetham.

Born in Mill Bank.

In 1895, he married Lily Boocock Mansley [1870-1945] in Halifax.


Lily was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Emily Hannah [b 1897]
  2. George [b 1899]
  3. Ida [b 1902]
  4. Ruth [b 1905]

Members of the family were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Cheetham, Taylor
[1882-1917] Son of George Cheetham.

He was a League player with the Halifax Working Men's Club League, and gave lectures on his travels through Canada, British Columbia, California, and round South America.

During World War I, he enlisted [21st March 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the 1st/6th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He served in the Channel Islands, and went to France in August 1917.

He died 30th November 1917 (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th March 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard, on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, on the Memorial at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Cheetham, Thomas
[1798-1826] Son of William Cheetham.

He was a preacher at Ripponden.

He wrote an account of his own life which was edited by George Thomas Cheetham and published 1830.


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the man and why his short life was interesting?

 

He was buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

Cheetham, Thomas
[1833-1???] Son of William Cheetham, weaver.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a labourer [1861] / a dresser (iron) [1871].

On 6th April 1851, he married Mary Ann Habergham.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Manasseh Habergham
 

Children:

  1. Helen Ann [b 1852]
  2. William Harry / Harry [b 1853] who was a plasterer [1871]
  3. Elizabeth E. [b 1855]
  4. Mary [b 1859]
  5. Walter [b 1861] who was a mill hand (cotton) [1871]
  6. Thomas [b 1866]
  7. James [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • 3 Field End, Sowerby [1861]
  • Field End, Sowerby [1871]

Cheetham, Thomas
[1858-1924] Son of John Cheetham.

He was a fustian warehouseman [1881] / a fustian manufacturer & wholesale clothier [1891] / a fustian merchant & maker of fustian clothing (wholesale) [1901] / a fustian manufacturer & wholesale clothier [1911] / partner in James Cheetham & Sons / a well-known Freemason.

On 11th May 1881, he married Mary Susannah Whiteley.


Mary Susannah was the daughter of John Whiteley
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Crown Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • Cliffe House, Hebden Bridge [1901, 1905, 1911]
  • Wood Villa, Hebden Bridge [where he died 1924]

Living with them [in 1901] was cousin Sarah E. White [aged 26] (hospital nurse).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £16,552 8/5d

Cheetham, Walter
[1854-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a painter [1881] / a cart driver [1891] / a railway drayman [1901] / a carter (railway company) [1911].

In 1877, he married Emma Braithwaite in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Robert Braithwaite

In 1911, Emma was listed as a Home ruler

 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1879] who was a mill hand [living with his Braithwaite grandparents 1891], a Sergeant with the Army Vet Corps [World War I]
  2. Lilian [b 1880] who was a cotton twiner (mill) [1901]
  3. Lucy [b 1882] who was a twister (worsted mill) [1901]
  4. Lizzie [b 1886] who was a cotton twiner (mill) [1901], a twiner piecer [1911]
  5. Joe [b 1887] who was a woollen mill doffer [living at 18 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax with his widowed grandmother Elizabeth Cheetham [b 1836] (retired boot machinist)  1901], a carter [1911]
  6. Edwin [b 1890] who was a hoist man [1911]
  7. Arthur [1891-1892]
  8. William / Willie
  9. May [b 1896] who was a card setter [1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 3 Albion Square, Halifax [1881]
  • 25 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

In 1901, Walter was a patient at the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

Emma died in Halifax [Q1 1913] (aged 55) 

Cheetham, William
[17??-18??] He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Thomas Cheetham

Cheetham, William
[1894-1917] Or Willie.

Son of Walter Cheetham.

Born in Halifax [17th January 1894].

He was living and working at Wood Nook Farm, Fartown, Huddersfield [1911] / a driver (timber trade) employed by J. Chambers & Son, Pellon Lane.

In June 1916, he married Rose Ethel Priestley in North Bierley.

They lived at 7 Garden Field, Wyke.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action on his 23rd birthday, and after 6 weeks at the Front [17th January 1917].

He was buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France [Grave Ref T 19.]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

 

Cheetham surname

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

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

Unattached BMDs for Cheetham:


Marriages 1810, 1835, 1907; Death 1907
 



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