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Crabtree, AbrahamRef 97-4
[1820-1879] He was a farmer at East Lee in Stansfield [1860].

On 6th September 1860, he married Sally at Halifax Parish Church.


Sally was the widow of Henry Heap
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [1861-1945]

Crabtree, AbrahamRef 97-2623
[1823-1879] Son of William Crabtree.

He married Sarah Bolton [1822-1875].

Children:

  1. Johanna [b 1844] who married John Judson
  2. Caroline [b 1847]
  3. Alfred
  4. Greenwood [b 1852]
  5. Bolton [b 1855]
  6. Sarah Ann [b 1856]
  7. Henry [b 1864]

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery

Crabtree, AlbertRef 97-75
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of Sam Crabtree.

He was a teacher at Union Methodist School, Midgley / a grocer [1911] / employed by Midgley Co-operative Society.

During World War I, he served as a Private West Riding Regiment.

He went to France [January 1917].

He was invalided home with trench fever [November 1917], and returned to the Front [May 1918].

He was recommended for distinction


for carrying a wounded comrade off the field, under heavy shell fire.

On another occasion, when his officer was injured, he was able to rally the men

 

He was awarded the Military Medal

His photograph appears with reports of his award in the Halifax Courier [2nd November & 9th November 1918]

Crabtree, AlfredRef 97-2587
[1850-1927] Son of Abraham Crabtree.

He was a dyer [1897].

He married Mary Jane Horsfield [1847-1911].


Mary Jane was the daughter of William Horsfield
 

Children:

  1. Florence [1871-1937] who married John James Greenwood
  2. Sarah Eliza [1873-1958] who married Arthur Crabtree
  3. Mary [1875-1925]
  4. Arthur
  5. Frederick Alfred

The family lived at Higher East Lee, Eastwood, Todmorden [1917].

He is not listed after the 1891 census.

Members of the family were buried at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge though Alfred was not

Crabtree, AlfredRef 97-13
[1895-1918] MM.

Son of Walter Crabtree.

He was a member of the School & Choir at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone / a cattle dealer with his father / working on the family farm [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery [March 1916], then transferred and served as a Lance Corporal with A Company 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Medal [April 1918].

He was leading a number of men into action when he was shot down, killed instantaneously [24th August 1918] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [7th September 1918].

He was buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, France [Grave Ref III E 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, AllanRef 97-27
[1891-1918] Son of Sarah & John Crabtree of Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1917, he married Hilda Crowther in Todmorden.

They lived at 906 Burnley Road, Cornholme.

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

with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 28th April 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at Pont-de-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France [Grave Ref IV G 29].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q3] 1924, Hilda married William H. Sykes in Todmorden

Crabtree, AlvaRef 97-19
[1905-1940] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Acasta.

He died 8th June 1940 when his ship was shelled and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 193 of her crew of 194.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 42 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, AngusRef 97-52
[1887-1917] Son of Harry Crabtree.

Born in Low Moor.

He was a bobbin setter in worsted mill [1901] / a dyer's labourer of Lee Bank, Ovenden [1908] / a press labourer in dyehouse [1911] / employed by Allen North & Company at Old Lane Dye Works, Halifax.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Lena [1879-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lena, of Lee Bank, Ovenden, was born in Leeds, the daughter of William Turner, dyer's labourer, and widow of Mr Haigh.

She had 2 daughters by her first marriage:

  1. George Jordane Haigh [b 1897] who was a bobbin setter in worsted mill [1911]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth Haigh [b 1903]
 

Children:

  1. Alice M. [b Q4 1911]
  2. Sybil [b Q4 1914]

The family lived at

  • 14 St Peter Street, Boothtown [1911]
  • 18 St Mark Street, Boothtown

During World War I, he enlisted [20th February 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to Salonika [14th November 1915] and to France [1st July 1916]. He was wounded [December 1916] and returned to France [9th February 1917].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 30).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th March 1918].

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

Crabtree, AnnRef 97-779
[18??-18??] In the 19th century she ran Ann Crabtree's School at her home in Foxen Lane Head, Mill Bank

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-8
[1867-1941] FLS.

Son of Joseph Crabtree.

Born in Halifax [4th April 1867].

He was educated at Halifax new school / a worsted spinner [1891] / Vice-Chairman of the Evening Continuation Schools, Halifax / a member of the County Borough Council of Halifax / Honorary Curator of the Municipal Natural History Museum / a Fellow of the Linnaean Society [1900] / living on own means [1901, 1911].

In June 1891, he married Elizabeth Anne Leach.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Leach
 

Children:

  1. Doris E. [b 1897]
  2. Arthur Cecil [b 1901]
  3. Barbara [b 1908]

The family lived at Merlewood, Skircoat which Arthur had built in 1898. They were there [1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Sarah Jane Leach [b 1875] (lady's help).

Around 1936, they moved to the Lake District, and lived at

  • Burn How, Windermere [1939]
  • Winston, Windermere [1941]

Arthur died 26th January 1941 (aged 73).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,342.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth Anne, & son Arthur Cecil

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-2627
[1874-1948] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Partner in Crabtree Brothers.

He was instrumental in the building of Savile Road Bowling Club. He donated the Arthur Crabtree trophy to the Club which is still played for each year.

In 1897, he married Sarah Eliza Crabtree in Todmorden.


Sarah Eliza was the daughter of Alfred Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Albert [1907-1943] who never married

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-2586
[1878-1917] Son of Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Eastwood.

He was a weaver with Roger Shackleton & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the West Riding Regiment.

He was killed in France [5th July 1917] (aged 39).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV B 14].

The stone incorrectly states his age as 24 though he was actually 40 years old; hopefully, this will be corrected.

He is listed on the family grave at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-71
[1898-19??] MM.

Son of George Henry Crabtree.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by David Hanson & Sons at Stannary.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Motor Transport Company.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


conspicuous bravery in recovering wounded under shell & machine gun fire
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [13th July 1918].

He survived the War

Crabtree, Arthur DennisRef 97-63
[1871-1929] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a general carrier [1901] / a coachman (domestic) [1911].

In [Q3] 1893, he married Emily Hallawell [1870-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1897]
  2. Norman Hallawell

The family lived at

  • Stirling Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Mayfield Grove, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 40 Stanley Road, Halifax [1929]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q9 1929] (aged 50) 

Arthur died 4th August 1929 (aged 58).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £202 15/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily

Crabtree, AtkinsonRef 97-1865
[1839-1904] Hat dealer at Todmorden.

In November 1884, he was declared bankrupt

Crabtree, BarkerRef 97-2160
[18??-1???] Of Todmorden.

He was a member of the Todmorden Scientific Association

Crabtree, Mrs BessyRef 97-2594
[1828-1???] Landlady of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1887, 1896]

Crabtree, BrianRef 97-321
[19??-] Brother of Shirley Crabtree. He was the compère of the popular TV programme Saturday Afternoon Wrestling

Crabtree, ChampionRef 97-45
[1845-1905] Born in Todmorden [Q3 1945].

In [Q1] 1868, he married Susannah Tatham in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1867-1871]
  2. Luke [1875-1900]
  3. Hannah [1871-1874]
  4. Ben [1878-1945]

Champion died 2nd March 1905 (aged 59½).

Susannah died 12th June 1907 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church [6 1]

Crabtree, Charles H.Ref 97-943
[1904-1981] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

Established Charles Crabtree Limited.

In 1929, he married Elsie Marion Gaukroger [1905-1993] at Barton upon Irwell.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Jonathan

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, ClementRef 97-53
[1898-1916] He lived at 2 Lawrence Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action on the Somme [19th July 1916] (aged 18).

He was buried at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France [Grave Ref XIII D 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Crabtree, Conrad GeorgeRef 97-2624
[1912-1996] Son of Frederick Alfred Crabtree.

He adopted the stage name Paul Conrad. He was musical director for several stars, including David Whitfield, with whom he composed songs such as My One True Love

Crabtree, CorneliusRef 97-61
[1818-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Crabtree of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [6th September 1818]

Crabtree, CreswellerRef 97-32
[1869-1938] Son of Richard Crabtree, chartered accountant.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a chartered accountant [1906] / an accountant [1926].

On 24th October 1906, he married Annie Elizabeth Fielding [1875-19??] at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.


Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of Eli Fielding, commission agent
 

The family lived at

  • Lyndale, Hebden Bridge
  • Hilton Street, Hebden Bridge [1938]

Cresweller died 11th November 1938.

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [14th November 1938].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £17,683 16/9d, [resworn £42,299 3/9d]. Probate was granted to his widow Annie Elizabeth, Kenneth Turner Crabtree (accountant), and Gerald Vernon Crabtree (chartered accountant) 

See Frederick Hague Moss

Crabtree, DanRef 97-2154
[18??-19??] He established Dan Crabtree & Sons.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Crabtree, DavidRef 97-28
[1863-1923] Born in Wadsworth.

He was an insurance agent [1901, 1911] / a Prudential Insurance agent.

In [Q3] 1891, he married Mary Ellen Greenwood [1860-1942] in Todmorden.


Mary Ellen was born in Cragg Vale
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1893] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  2. Frank

The family lived at

  • 19 Burnley Road, White Lee Terrace, Mytholmroyd, Todmorden [1901]
  • 58 Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • 5 East View, Mytholmroyd [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother Elizabeth Crabtree [b 1828].

The couple died in Mytholmroyd

Crabtree, Douglas BarkerRef 97-2584
[1914-1950] Son of Frederick Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 616 Squadron and fought in the Battle of Britain.

Crabtree, EdgarRef 97-870
[1890-19??] Poet.

Born Foster Clough, Mytholmroyd. He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

Crabtree, EdithRef 97-64
[1907-1980] Daughter of John Thomas Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby [16th July 1907].

She worked in a clothing factory.

In 1925, she emigrated to Canada, where she stayed with her sister Mrs Mary Ann Paul at Lake Alma, Saskatchewan.

On 25th April 1927, she married Thomas Paul [1888-1964] at Radville, Saskatchewan. Children:

  1. Alfred [19??-1980]
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. son
  6. daughter
  7. daughter

The couple farmed north of Lake Alma. In 1956, they moved to Lake Alma.

Thomas died 21st October 1964.

Edith died 2nd September 1980.

Members of the family were buried at Nordalen Cemetery, Lake Alma

Crabtree, EdwardRef 97-808
[18??-19??] He was director of Charles Crabtree Limited.

He married Lillie.

Children:

  1. Fred

The family moved to Lytham, Lancashire.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, EdwinRef 97-857
[1870-1939] JP. He was Mayor of Todmorden [1924-1925]

Crabtree, EdwinRef 97-76
[1894-1980] Landlord of the Old Bridge, Ripponden [1942-1951]

Crabtree, ElijahRef 97-1123
[1???-18??] He had a school at Arches Street, Halifax [1822]. He was a stationer and bookseller at 19 Southgate, Halifax [1829]

Crabtree, Miss ElizabethRef 97-1354
[18??-19??] She had a private school at Todmorden [1905].

She had a school at Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crabtree, EllisRef 97-62
[1852-1908] Son of Levi Crabtree.

Born in Scammonden [25th April 1852].

He was a woollen weaver (power loom) [1871] / a power loom tuner [1881, 1891, 1901].

In [Q1] 1877, he married (1) Betty Walker [1846-1887] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Stainland [16th March 1846]
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Alice L. [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Walker [b 1883] who was a cotton piecer [1901]

Betty died 27th December 1887 (aged 41).

In [Q2] 1890, he married (2) Lydia Sutcliffe [1854-1909] in Halifax.


Lydia was born in Bradford [5th October 1854]
 

Children:

  1. Amy [1891-19th March 1928] who married Arnold M. Speight, & was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • Sowood [1846]
  • Clay Pit Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]
  • Sowood Hill, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • Clay Pit Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]

Ellis died 27th May 1908 (aged 56).

Lydia died 12th March 1909.

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with granddaughter Nora who died 14th June 1925 (aged 15 months) 

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-48
[1887-1917] Son of Hannah & John Crabtree of 6 High Royd, Wadsworth.

He was a cashier at Thomas Sutcliffe & Son Limited [for 15 years].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 30th June 1917 (aged 30).

He was buried at Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece [Grave Ref B 326].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Foster Lane Sunday School, Hebden Bridge

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-47
[1892-1917] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Illingworth Church / a boarder at 12 Ellison Gardens, Southall, Middlesex [1911] / a factory clerk for a wallpaper manufacturer [1911] / employed by a firm of paper makers in Southall, Middlesex.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).

He was killed in action [14th August 1917] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-17
[1899-1918] Son of Esther & Joseph Crabtree of 10 Gladstone Street, Cornholme.

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

He died 29th April 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 23].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, Ernest AlfredRef 97-31
[1883-1917] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a butcher at Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Private. with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917.

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, FieldenRef 97-21
[1893-1917] Son of Sam Crabtree.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 2nd September 1917 (aged 24).

He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref V A 19].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Crabtree, FrankRef 97-23
[1895-1916] Son of David Crabtree.

Born in Booth.

He was a member of Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel & School, Mytholmroyd / a joiner's apprentice [1911] / employed at Halstead Brothers / a teacher at the woodworking centre of Halifax Technical School.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 203rd Field Company Royal Corps of Engineers.

He was killed in action [8th July 1916] (aged 20).

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8A & 8B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, FredRef 97-46
[18??-1???] A boiler maker of Boothtown.

Alfred Briggs died on 9th May 1884, from 2 broken jaws caused by kicks received in a fight with Crabtree

Crabtree, Fred W.Ref 97-936
[1895-1915] Only son of Edward Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was appointed to the 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

whilst he was at Manchester University.

He was killed in action in France [15th August 1915] (aged 20).

He was buried at Voormezelle Enclosure No.3, Belgium [Grave Ref VIII B 5].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Crabtree, FrederickRef 97-5
[1866-19??] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891, 1901] / a publican at the Staff of Life, Todmorden [1911, 1917, 1922].

Around 1893, he married Mary [1869-19??] from Todmorden.


Mary was a cotton weaver [1901]
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. Alice Ann [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  7. Ethel [b 1902]
  8. Emily [b 1904]

The family lived at 546 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]

Crabtree, Frederick AlfredRef 97-2585
[1887-1957] Son of Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a confectioner [1911].

In 1909, he married Clara Hannah Barker [1884-1942] from Halifax.


Clara Hannah was the daughter of Alfred Barker
 

Children:

  1. Audrey [1910-1999]
  2. Conrad George
  3. Douglas Barker

The family lived at 6 Albert Road Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-1241
[1???-18??] A textile worker from Huddersfield.

In 1832, he was one of a number of people who travelled across Britain to collect information about the problem of child labour.

He published his findings in The Leeds Mercury and in his Brief Description of a Tour through Calder Dale.

The mill owners in Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale strongly objected to their publication

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-29
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the 19th Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-7580
[1860-1928] In [Q2] 1882, he married Elizabeth Ann Greenwood [1863-1940] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Clara [1892-1893] who died aged 11 months

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1145]

Crabtree, George HenryRef 97-69
[1864-19??] Son of Robert Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a warehouseman of 21 Crampton Street, Halifax [1885] / a dyer's labourer [1891, 1901] / a wool washer [1911].

In 1886, he married Hannah Maria Exley [1866-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Hannah Maria, of New Pellon, was born in Haigh, Wakefield, the daughter of John Exley, miner
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Lily [b 1889]
  3. Harold [b 1891] who was a driver (carrier) [1911]
  4. Edwin [b 1894] who was a worsted shaft oiler [1911]
  5. Doris [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  6. Arthur
  7. Elsie [b 1901]
  8. Harry [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 23 Crampton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 Bracken Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 340 Queens Road, Halifax [1911]

In 1911, George Henry was living with his widowed mother at 10 Crampton Street, Halifax

Crabtree, George WilsonRef 97-49
[1885-1917] Son of Edna & William Crabtree of Hebden Bridge.

In [Q1] 1908, he married Alice Shearman in Todmorden.

They lived at 3 Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 18th January 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France [Grave Ref III B 19]

Crabtree, HarryRef 97-18
[18??-1918] Of Todmorden.

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

He was killed in action [27th March 1918].

He was buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII C 28].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, HarryRef 97-65
[1866-19??] Son of Thomas Crabtree, outdoor labourer.

Born in Wyke.

He was a dyer of New Road Side, Low Moor [1886] / a coal miner [1891] / a labourer for unloading coal waggons [1901] / a dyer [1908].

In 1886, he married Annie Tempest [1864-19??] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Annie, a worsted reeler of Queen Street, Bradford, was born in North Bierley / Buttershaw, the daughter of Uri Tempest, coal miner
 

Children:

  1. Angus
  2. Randolph [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • New Brighton, Scholes, Cleckheaton [1891]
  • 50 Lee Mount Road, Ovenden [1901]

Crabtree, Harry HoldenRef 97-940
[1894-1938] Elder son of Herbert Crabtree.

He died in Calcutta

Crabtree, Rev HenryRef 97-185
[16??-1695] Aka Krabtree. Curate at St Mary's Church, Todmorden [1622-1685], and also mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-77
[1786-1866] Born in

He was

He married (1) Mally Holdroyd (Howroyd) [1788-1831].

Children:

  1. Henry Crabtree

Mally died in 1831.

He married (2) Martha Halstead.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Thomas

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-10
[1815-1???] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a fustian cutter.

On 10th February 1807, he married Mary Marshall [1816-1866] at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.


Mary was born 15th February 1816
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1835-1899]
  2. Mally [26th January 1838-27th April 1916]
  3. William

The family lived at

  • Salford [1835]
  • Heights(?), Hebden Bridge [1841]
  • Buersill Grove, Castleton, Rochdale [1851]
  • Hawksclough, Wadsworth [1861]
  • Rawtonstall Wood, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • 14 Cockden, Todmorden [1881]
  • Brunswick Street, Hebden Bridge [1887]

Henry died in Hebden Bridge in 1887.

He was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-9
[1823-1887] Partner in Hartley & Crabtree.

In 1853, he married Mary Gaukroger

Crabtree, Rev HenryRef 97-41
[1824-1890] Born in Bradford.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1883]

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-6
[1839-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a bobbin turner [1871] / a wood turner [1881] / beer retailer at the Staff of Life, Cornholme [1891].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Ann Rigg in Todmorden.


Ann was the daughter of Mr Rigg
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1861] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1864] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  3. Fred
  4. Barnard [b 1868]
  5. James Rigg [b 1881] who was a labourer bobbin works [1901]

The family lived at

  • Portsmouth, Todmorden [with Ann's brother William Rigg 1871]
  • 41 Portsmouth, Todmorden [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was Ann's brother William.

Henry was dead by 1901.

In 1901, Ann was licensed victualler at the Peeping Tom, Cornholme

Crabtree, HerbertRef 97-931
[1868-1936] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton warehouseman [1891] / a cotton goods manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1911].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Alice Margaret Holden [1867-1952] in Todmorden.


Alice Margaret was born in Bacup
 

Children:

  1. Harry Holden
  2. Frank [b 1897]
  3. Elizabeth Eunice [b 1898] who married Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

The family lived at

Crabtree, HiramRef 97-36
[18??-1939] Of South View, Lower Smithy, Heptonstall.

He died 14th October 1939.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £227 7/1d.

Probate was granted to Thomas Crabtree (county council labourer) 

Crabtree, J.Ref 97-1972
[19??-19??] Dairy farmer at Magson House Farm, Luddendenfoot

Crabtree, J. F.Ref 97-1277
[18??-19??] Of Greetland. Partner in J. Crabtree & Sons [1905]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-2241
[1799-1863] Of Soyland.

He was Relieving Officer for Soyland [1863].

He married Isabella Wolstenholme.


Isabella was the daughter of William Wolstenholme
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1828-1904] who married William Edwin Carter
  2. Elizabeth [1829-1892] who married her cousin Thomas Wolstenholme
  3. Jane [1830-1871] who married Joseph Holroyde
  4. Ann [1833-1900] who never married
  5. Rachel [1834-1895] who married Joseph Lawton

The family lived at Prospect House, Soyland [1851, 1863].

His executors were Samuel Bottomley and Thomas Wolstenholme.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-9501
[1???-1???] of Leeming Hall, Todmorden [1891-1909].

He bought the property in 1891 for £980. The estate measured 4298 square yards at that time

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-833
[17??-17??] Halifax weaver. He was Inspector of Worsted Yarn in 1769.

In 1769, he and William Hailey were recruited to be informers on the coiners by Samuel Lister, a magistrate, and John Stanhope, a barrister of Bradford. They infiltrated the Cragg Vale gang

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-40
[1813-18??] Son of William Crabtree.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [10th October 1813].

He was a hairdresser.

On 24th December 1843, he married Ann Wilkinson at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of William Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1850]
  2. Sarah Lydia [b 1851]
  3. Mary E. E. [b 1855]

Living with them [in 1861] was Ann's father William Wilkinson (retired beer seller), and niece Sarah Ann Ramsden

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-2163
[1836-1908] Of Hillhouse, Todmorden. He was a large owner of land and property in the district

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-72
[1840-1???] Son of Thomas Crabtree, carter.

He was a stuff finisher of Halifax [1863] / a stuff warehouseman [1871] / a grocer [1881].

On 6th June 1863, he married Mary Jane Dennis [1841-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Jane, of Halifax, was born in Leeds, the daughter of John Dennis, brass finisher
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Dennis
  2. Clara [b 1874]
  3. Elizabeth Ann [b 1876]
  4. Fred [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • 21 West Parade, Halifax [1871]
  • King Cross Street, Halifax [1881]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-15
[1841-1870] He married Elizabeth [1838-1914].

Children:

  1. Sarah Helen [1867-1942] who married Sam Barker

The family lived at Castle Street, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-68
[1862-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a foundry labourer [1891] / a furnace tenter [1901] / a foundry labourer [1911].

Around 1881, he married Sarah A. [1865-19??].


Sarah A. was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Herbert W [b 1882]
  2. Richard
  3. John [b 1890] who was a carpet printer [1911]
  4. Mary [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 16 Senior Fold, Halifax [1891]
  • 2 Gardener`s Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 24 Gardener's Square, Winding Road, Halifax [1911]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-59
[1864-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted weaving overlooker [1891] / an electric engine cleaner [1901] / a steam engine cleaner at Halifax Council electricity works [1911].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Martha Hannah Tidswell [1864-1912] in Halifax.


Martha Hannah was born in Denholme.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Mary Alice [b 1896] who was a worsted coating mender [1911]
  3. Rufus [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • 6 Stodfold, Ovenden [1891]
  • 2 Tewit Lane, Illingworth Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Chapel Street North, Ovenden [1911, 1917]

Martha Hannah died in Halifax in 1912 (aged 48) 

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-16
[1896-1917] Son of Selina & Jonathan Crabtree of 10 Station Parade, Portsmouth, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 4th May 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Douai Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref H 20]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-67
[1886-1945] Of Bacup Road, Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1919, he married Sarah Robertshaw in Todmorden.


Sarah was the daughter of
Abraham Robertshaw
 

John died 15th November 1945 (aged 59).

Sarah died 11th July 1955 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church with Sarah's parents

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-1063
[1???-1???] Of Firwood Farm, Walsden.

He married Hannah Bottomley.


Hannah was the daughter of
Benjamin Bottomley
 

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-536
[16??-1???] In 1697, he, Jeremiah Brigg, William Livesay and William Midgley were the 4 attorneys of the King's Bench in Halifax.

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-253
[17??-18??] Historian. In 1836, Hartley & Walker published his Concise History of the Parish & Vicarage of Halifax

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-43
[1781-18??] He was a sexton (?) [1841] / a weaver [1843].

He married Sally [1801-18??].


Sally was a cotton drawer [1841]
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1811] who married John Needham
  2. Esther [b 1821]
  3. Betty [1804-1843] who married John Needham

The family lived at Hebden Bridge Lanes, Todmorden [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were daughter Betty, husband John and family

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-26
[18??-1???] Son of Leah & John Crabtree, manufacturer.

He was a manufacturer [1873].

On 23rd December 1873, he married Martha Lumb, at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head


Martha was the daughter of farmer George Lumb
 

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-1177
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned
till the rising of the Court

for stealing a hammer, the property of John Foster of Halifax

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-5190
[18??-18??] An overlooker in Halifax.

In 1858, he and manufacturer Joseph Aked, or Josiah Aked, filed a patent for

improvements in the arrangements of machinery or apparatus for warping and beaming yarns for weaving

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-60
[1847-1???] Son of Booth Crabtree, weaver.

He was a weaver of Stainland [1879].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 10th February 1879, he married (2) Martha Habergham.


Martha, of Stainland, was the daughter of
John Habergham
 

Martha died in 1907

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-35
[1888-1981] Son of John Thomas Crabtree.

He was a half-timer / cotton cop twister [1901] / a cotton twiner of 42 [?] Street, Sowerby Bridge [1907].

In 1907, he married Annie Holroyd [1887-19??] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Annie, of 4 Peel Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of Major Holroyd, delver
 

During World War I, he served as a Private.

On 22nd April 1916, the Halifax Courier carried a story of him, his brothers and 2 of his brothers-in-law serving in World War I.

He went to live in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-51
[1891-1917] Son of Sarah & John Crabtree of the Albert Hotel, Spotland Road, Rochdale.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 18th August 1917.

He was buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium [Grave Ref I E 25]

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-56
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial

Crabtree, John HenryRef 97-2629
[18??-19??] Partner in Crabtree Brothers

Crabtree, John ThomasRef 97-34
[1861-1938] Son of Thomas Crabtree, farmer.

Born in Sowerby / Cragg Vale.

He was a cotton spinner of Sowerby [1883] / a stoker at a cotton mill [1891] / a stationary engine driver [1901] / a stoker [1907] / a general labourer [1911] / a firer [1914].

On 1st August 1883, he married Eleanor Lucy Williams [1864-1955] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eleanor Lucy, of Sowerby, was born in Cornwall, the daughter of John Williams, labourer,
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [1884-1963] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a dyehouse labourer [1911], a Corporal [World War I]
  2. Anne / Annie [1886-1964] who was a woollen burler [1901] & married Fred Mitchell
  3. John
  4. Mary Ann [1890-1981] who was a cloth burler [1914] & married (1) Berriman Sawdon & (2) Joseph Paul and lived in Melfort, Saskatchewan
  5. Willie Thomas [1892-1970] who was a labourer [1911], a torpedo man [World War I] and he died in California
  6. Albert [1894-1968] who was a cotton piecer [1911], a Private [World War I]
  7. Rebecca [1896-1961] who was a cotton doffer [1911] & married John Chadwick Gibson
  8. Walter [1898-1957] who was a cotton piecer [1911], a Private [World War I]
  9. Harold [1899-1959]
  10. Herbert [1901-1979]
  11. Eleanor [b 1903] who emigrated to Canada
  12. Eva [1905-1907]
  13. Edith
  14. Lawrence [1909-1909]

The family lived at

  • 3 Cottage Bottom, Erringden, Todmorden [1891]
  • 70 Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 21 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 11 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

On 22nd April 1916, the Halifax Courier carried a story of Mr and Mrs John Thomas Crabtree who had 5 sons serving:

  • Lewis Crabtree, aged 31, married
  • Willie Thomas Crabtree, aged 24, married
  • John Crabtree, aged 28, married
  • Albert Crabtree, aged 22, single
  • Walter Crabtree, aged 18, single

They also had 5 daughters, 3 of whom were married. The husbands of 2 of them were also serving:

Crabtree, JonasRef 97-1759
[18??-19??] Liberal candidate for Hipperholme District Council [1907]. He had unsuccessfully stood for election in 1905

Crabtree, JonathanRef 97-2612
[1934-2005] Son of Charles H. Crabtree.

He was educated at Ackworth, Bootham, and St John's College Cambridge.

He served in the Royal Navy before working with the Factory Inspectorate in London [1957] / a barrister / a high court judge on the North-East Circuit

In 1957, he married (1) Caroline (Cherry) Oliver.

Children:

  1. Harriet
  2. Abraham
  3. son who died at the age of 17
  4. Rose
  5. Annie

The couple divorced in 1976.

In 1980, he married (2) Elizabeth Ward

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2538
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1717]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2242
[18??-18??] Partner in Watkinson & Crabtree [1865]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-1267
[18??-19??] Of Eastwood.

Son of Dan Crabtree.

He was a dyer and finisher and partner in Dan Crabtree & Sons [1905].

On 30th May 1900, he married Margaret Fielden.


Margaret was the eldest daughter of John William Fielden
 

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2336
[1826-1895] He was landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Mount Tabor [1894].

In 1847, he married Susannah Ratcliffe in Halifax.


Susannah was landlady at the Elephant & Castle, Hawksclough [1861, 1864]
 

Joseph died in 1895 (aged 69).

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Susannah took over at the Shoulder of Mutton, Mount Tabor [1896]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-7
[1836-1900] Son of Thomas Crabtree, machine maker.

Born in Heywood, Lancashire.

He was a machine maker [1864] / a book keeper [1871] / a machine maker employing 15 men & 5 boys [1881] / a retired machine maker [1891].

On 16th March 1864, he married Sarah Ann Magson [1842-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Charlotte [b 1867] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1869] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1873] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  5. Lewis [b 1873] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

The family lived at 64 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was mother-in-law Hannah Magson [b 1822].

Joseph died 1st January 1900 (aged 63).

In 1901, 1905, 1911, a Mrs Sarah Anne Crabtree [b 1842] was living at Rockhurst House, Halifax, with 2 servants.

Sarah Ann died 11th August 1914 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 653]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-6880
[1844-1885] Of Halifax.

He married Sarah [1846-1915].

Children:

  1. George [1866] who died aged 3 weeks
  2. Hannah [1874-1878]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1505]

Crabtree, JoshuaRef 97-5200
[1855-1???] Born in Halifax.

Manager at a carpet mill [1891].

In 1889, he married Marion Helen Potter [1864-1???] from Manchester, in Kidderminster.

Children:

  1. Eileen M. [b 1890]

The family lived at Field Head, Lightcliffe [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were Joshua's sister Mary [aged 35] and Marion's sister Florence A. Potter [aged 24]

Crabtree, JosiahRef 97-2127
[1850-1900] Landlord of the Friendly [which one?], the Staff of Life, Cornholme, and the Rose & Crown, Lydgate, Todmorden.

On 7th May 1900, he was found dead on the kitchen floor at the Rose & Crown

Crabtree, LeviRef 97-73
[1814-18??] Born in Scammonden.

He was a hand loom weaver [1871].

Around 1847, he married Martha [1814-18??].


Martha was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1847] who was a heald knitter [1871]
  2. Ellis

The family lived at

  • Longwood, Outlane [1871]

Crabtree, LewisRef 97-20
[1890-1916] Son of Mary & James Crabtree of 17 Churchill Street, Lineholme, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 21st October 1916 (aged 26).

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [Grave Ref II D 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Crabtree, LukeRef 97-42
[18??-1898] Born in Todmorden.

He was a gas stoker at Burnley Gasworks [1890s].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child [1891-1???]
  2. child

The family lived at Burnley.

On 28th April 1898, his body was found in the canal below Pinnel Lock, Walsden. It was believed that he could have been in the water 8 or 9 days.

The body could not be identified, although the Inquest heard that he had a great many tattoos.

It happened that Thomas Sparks – who owned a lodging house on Butcher Hill, Walsden – was a member of the Jury and he immediately recognised Crabtree by his tattoos, and said that Crabtree had stayed at the lodging house several times, most recently about 2 weeks previously.

He added that Crabtree was a respectable man, always well dressed and appeared to want for nothing. He was not known to drink, and liked to go round the public houses in the evenings to sing.

Crabtree had been a soldier in India, which is where he was tattooed.

The Jury returned an Open Verdict.

Later, someone came forward and identified the body ad that of Luke Crabtree of Burnley.

Crabtree's widow said her husband had been away from home about a fortnight, and was better known by the name of Ludlow.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Crabtree, MarthaRef 97-2116
[1789-1875] Of Cragg Vale.

In February 1875, the 86-year-old disappeared. On 4th March 1785, her body was found in a culvert driven into the hillside, lying 50 or 60 yards from the entrance

life being entirely extinct

Crabtree, Martha AnnRef 97-37
[1861-1936] Born in Todmorden.

She had a son: Robert Henry Crabtree [1881-1917], father unknown.

In [Q1] 1883, she married Levi Stansfield.

The family lived at 17 Victoria Street, Cornholme.

Martha Ann died at home in Cornholme [27th February 1936].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £199 10/-.

Probate was granted to sons James Stansfield and Wallace Stansfield

Crabtree, Rev MartineRef 97-1342
[19??-] Vicar of St Peter's Church, Sowerby [2006] and St Mary's Church, Cottonstones [2006]

Crabtree, MissesRef 97-3
They ran a school at Hebden Bridge [around 1874]

Crabtree, NancyRef 97-476
[1804-1869] Daughter of William Crabtree.

She became the 2nd wife of Abraham Law of the Cloggers' Arms, Walsden.

After Abraham's death, Nancy carried on running the Cloggers' Arms / Cross Keys in Walsden. She was also a tea merchant and sold groceries from the pub

Crabtree, Norman HallawellRef 97-2297
[1900-19??]


He may be the same person as
N. H. Crabtree
 

Son of Arthur Dennis Crabtree.

Born in Halifax [29th April 1900].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Air Force.

He was hosiery salesman [1926]. He was (possibly) Churchwarden at St Anne's Church, Southowram [1933].

He established a gents' outfitters in Halifax. He was at Prince's Arcade, Halifax [1936] with the slogan

warm wear for modern men

He was a boys' and men's outfitters dealer [1939].

On 2nd September 1926, he married Violet Edgar [1904-1???].


Violet, of 10 College Terrace, Savile Park, Halifax, was born 25th June 1904, the daughter of George Edgar, butler
 

They lived at

  • Roslyn, Pinnar Lane, Southowram [1936]
  • Well Head Drive, Halifax [1939]

Norman died 9th September 1980 (aged 80).

He was cremated

Crabtree, PercyRef 97-54
[1889-1917] Son of William Crabtree.

He was a local football player / a worsted doffer [1901] / a boot shop assistant [1911] / working at the Saxone Shoe Company.

He lived at 2 St George's Square, Lee Mount, Halifax.

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

He was wounded in the face at Arras [3rd May 1917].

He died in Hampstead Military Hospital [12th June 1917] (aged 27)  a day after his parents had visited him.

He was buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Ref: 80A] [18th June 1917] with full military honours conducted by Rev James Herbert Marshall.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Crabtree, ReubenRef 97-12
[1862-1954] Born in Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1885, he married Alice Clegg [18??-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at Lee Bottom, Todmorden [1916]

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-66
[1849-1???] Son of Abraham Crabtree, iron moulder.

He was a moulder of Hebble End [1868].

In 1868, he married Hannah Wadsworth.


Hannah, of Rawtonstall, was the daughter of
Richard Wadsworth
 

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-55
[1886-1918] Son of James Crabtree.

He was a carpet printer [1901] / employed by Crossley's.

In 1910, he married Maria Mcpartland [1890-19??] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Leeds.

She was a filler in Crossley's printing shed [1911]

 

They lived at

  • 13 Hodgson's Fold, King Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Brier's Square, Well Lane, Halifax [1918]

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

He was killed in action at the Battle of Lys [29th April 1918] (aged 32).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st June 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-944
[1930-2002] Elder son of Charles H. Crabtree

He worked at the family mill.

On 17th April 1954, The Times announced his engagement to Jeanne Thérèse Antoinette van Heyst-Regout of Maastricht, Holland. She died on 12th October 1954

In 1956, he married June Barrington in Middleton.

June was supply teacher at Robinwood School / supply teacher at St Joseph's School / teacher at Shade School / mistress for girls' physical training at Todmorden Grammar School

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. Kate

Crabtree, RobertRef 97-70
[1843-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a dyer [1881].

He married Martha [1843-1???].


Martha was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. Mary [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Arthur [b 1875]
  4. Jane [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • 6 Coton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 10 Crampton Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1911] were son George Henry (wool washer), and daughter Jane (cotton winder) 

Crabtree, Robert HenryRef 97-24
[1881-1917] Son of Martha Ann Crabtree; father unknown.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a bobbin turner [1816].

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 16th August 1917 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 13-115], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, SallyRef 97-1038
[17??-18??] She married John Bedford, landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Midgley.

She continued as licensee at the pub after her husband's death.

In 1838, she hosted a meeting at her home to establish the Midgley Prosecution Society

Crabtree, SamRef 97-74
[1863-19??] Born in Wadsworth / Heptonstall.

He was a green grocer (own account) [1891, 1901] / a farm labourer [1911].

In 1884, he married Hannah Watson [1862-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1887] who was a woollen finisher [1901], a green grocer [1911]
  2. Walter [b 1888] who was a woollen weft setter [1901], a grocer [1911]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1890] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  4. Lewis [b 1891] who was a woollen finisher [1911]
  5. Arthur [b 1892] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1911]
  6. Martha Ann [b 1893]
  7. Albert
  8. Joe [b 1896] who was a cotton card room hand [1911]
  9. Harry [b 1898] who was a woollen piecer [1911]
  10. Gerald [b 1900]
  11. Mary Alice [b 1901]
  12. Gladys [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • Four Lane Ends (now called Rough Bottom), Wadsworth [1891]
  • Rough Bottom, Mytholmroyd [1901, 1911]

Crabtree, SamRef 97-33
[1864-1904] He married Susan [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Fielden

The family lived at 46 Holly Bank, Victoria Road, Todmorden.

Sam died Q1 1904 (aged 41),

In [Q4] 1919, Susan married William Greenwood in Todmorden

Crabtree, SamuelRef 97-2599
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1762]

Crabtree, SelwynRef 97-984
[1922-19??] School music teacher of Sowerby Bridge and organist at St Mary's Church, Illingworth.

In 1958, he was charged with the attempted murder of his 35-year-old wife, Margaret, allegedly pushing her into the Strid at Bolton Abbey on the night of 30th September. In his defence he said

I did push her into the Strid. This is one of the those things out of my control. I am in a very distressed condition

At Leeds Assizes, he said that he did not push her deliberately, but that his foot had slipped. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty

Crabtree, ShirleyRef 97-301
[1930-1997] Popular Halifax-born wrestler who appeared under the name Big Daddy

Crabtree, SquireRef 97-38
[1828-1893] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen weaver [1861] / a stone quarrier [1881] / a labourer [1891].

In [Q4] 1846, he married 1827-1???. in Halifax


Mary Ann was born in Sowerby.

She was a bobbin winder [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1847] who was a servant [1861]
  2. Martha [b 1849] who was a cotton reeler [1861], a cotton piecer [1881], a cotton factory operative [1891]
  3. George [b 1851]
  4. Thomas [b 1853] who was a cotton mill piecer [1861]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1855]
  6. William
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1861]
  8. Mary Ann [b 1868] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  9. Hannah [b 1872]

The family lived at Pipy Nook, High Stones, Sowerby [1861]; Jib Lane, Ovenden [1871]; 5 Square, Gib Lane, Ovenden [1881]

Squire died in Halifax [Q2 1893] (aged 65) 

Crabtree, StanleyRef 97-30
[1919-1944] Son of Mary & George Crabtree of Mytholmroyd.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was employed at Thornber Brothers Limited.

He lived at Erringden Road.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [14th September 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Gradara War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II B 60].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-7550
[18??-1???] He was a Police Officer [1889].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily [1861-1???] who married Thomas Saltonstall
  2. Lily [b 1875]

The daughters were born in Risca, Monmouthshire

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1629
[18??-18??] Card machine maker at Godley Bridge Mill, Shibden [1845]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1644
[18??-18??] Secretary of the Swan Bank Coal & Brick Company Limited [1874]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1278
[18??-19??] Of Greetland. Partner in J. Crabtree & Sons [1905]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1360
[18??-19??] Partner in T. Crabtree & Sons.

He lived at West End House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-8180
[1811-1887] Born in Bingley.

He was a mechanic [1841] / a machine maker employing 40 men [1851] / a machine maker employing 43 men & 29 boys [1861].

Established Thomas Crabtree & Sons.

He married Mary Ann [1813-1870].


Mary Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1838] who was a book keeper [1861]
  2. George [b 1841]
  3. Mary [b 1846]
  4. Thomas

The family lived at

  • 3 Charlestown, Halifax [1841]
  • 30 Grove Street, Halifax [1851]
  • St James's Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 58 West Hill, Halifax [1874]
  • 58 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881]

Mary Ann died 4th February 1870 (aged 57).

Living with Thomas [in 1881] was his sister Fanny [b  1828].

Thomas died 4th March 1887 (aged 76) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 654]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-78
[1840-1882] Son of Henry Crabtree.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Arthur

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-9300
[1848-1884] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

In [Q2] 1875, he married Sarah Ann Smith [1852-1881] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Thomas [1876-17th August 1877] who died aged 1 year & 3 months
  2. Mary [1879-11th May 1880] who died aged 1 year & 10 months
  3. William [d 12th March 1881] who died aged 5 months

Sarah Ann died 14th February 1881.

Thomas died 1st February 1884.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 654]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-22
[1881-1917] Of Springside, Todmorden.

He was a member of Springside Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stansfield & Sunday School / a circular cutter with Stead Brothers.

He married Unknown.

She lived in Nelson, Lancashire [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1915], and served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He received gunshot wounds to the chest.

He died in base hospital after 4 days' treatment [2nd October 1917].

He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [Grave Ref III E 128].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Springside Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stansfield

Crabtree, WalterRef 97-14
[1864-1???] Son of John Crabtree, farmer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a farmer of Cross Stone [1885] / a farmer [1891, 1901] / a cattle dealer.

In 1885, he married Lucy Ann Barnes at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Lucy Ann, of Cross Stone, was the daughter of
William Barnes
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1888] who was a working on farm [1911]
  2. Betsy [b 1889] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]
  3. Emily [b 1889]
  4. Alfred

The family lived at

  • Higher Ashes, Stansfield, Todmorden [1891]
  • Hough Stones Farm, Todmorden [1901, 1911]
  • 8 Oak Mount, Willow Bank, Todmorden

Living with them [in 1891] were Lucy Ann's sisters: Emily Jane Barnes [b 1864] & Ruth Barnes [b 1868]

Crabtree, WalterRef 97-2645
[1851-1???] Eldest son of William Crabtree.

He was a printer.

On 18th December 1870, William was murdered. Walter was charged with the murder

Crabtree, Wilfred LawsonRef 97-2
[1873-19??] Born in Keighley.

He was a police constable in Sowerby Bridge [1907] / a police sergeant [1911].

In [Q1] 1894, he married Annie Hudson [1872-19??] from Bradford, in Keighley.

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1895] who was a piece mender [1911]
  2. Wilfred Lawson [b 1896] who was a mill hand [1911]
  3. Ernest E. Cecil [b 1897] who was a mill hand [1911]
  4. adopted son Harold Wilkinson [b 1898]
  5. Edwin Milfred [b 1902]

The family lived at 32 Elm Terrace, Clayton, Yorkshire [1911]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-449
[1857-1933] Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth manufacturer [1911] / Mayor of Halifax [1932-1933].

In [Q3] 1885, he married Emma in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Elizabeth Dickenson, stepdaughter of John Woodhead, sister-in-law of Rufus Stirk, and widow of Richard Pollard
 

They had no children.

His stepdaughter Elizabeth Pollard was Mayoress.

They lived at

William died at Savile Grove in 1933.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 282]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £70,421 11/2d. Probate was granted to Herbert Sheard (manufacturer), and Charles Lowe Townend (incorporated accountant).

Emma died at Savile Grove.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross: [30th August 1934]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-79
[1829-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cordwainer [1881].

Around 1855, he married Jane [1830-1???].


Jane was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1855] who was a cordwainer [1881]
  2. Sarah [b 1859] who was a boot binder [1881]
  3. Thomas [b 1866] who was a cordwainer [1881]
  4. Alfred [b 1869]
  5. Brigham [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • Mytholmroyd [1881]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2598
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1755]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1143
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Heptonstall [1835]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-44
[1???-19??] Halifax coal merchant.

In the 1930s, he moved into No. 6 The Hough – see Lower Hough House.

He acquired the tongue of land at Stump Cross between then Leeds Road and Bradford Road, where he built a garage and petrol station known as Valley Motors – now Holmeward Car Sales.

A fish shop and No 1A Park Terrace were later built alongside

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2317
[17??-18??] Of Square in Walsden.

He married Alice.

Children:

  1. Nancy

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-39
[17??-18??] A joiner from Halifax.

On 10th June 1811, he married Sarah Liddle at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of
Nicholas Liddle
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [3rd October 1811-6th November 1850] who married Edwin Ramsden
  2. James

Living with them [in 1841] was Sarah's widowed mother Jane

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-8100
[17??-18??] He married Sally Sutcliffe.

The couple were landlords of the Blue Ball, Dulesgate, Todmorden [from at least 1813 to 1824]

See Sally Sutcliffe

Crabtree, Rev WilliamRef 97-772
[1720-1854] Born in Wadsworth. He was orphaned as an infant.

He became a shalloon weaver. He was influenced by Rev William Grimshaw He attended Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge. He became a Deacon at the Church.

In 1755, he established a Society of a small group of Particular Baptists who met at a cottage in Haley Hill, Halifax.

He died at Lineholme after a short illness

Crabtree, Rev WilliamRef 97-1205
[1721-1811] From Bradford. He was a Baptist Minister in the Halifax area.

See Rev Joshua Wood

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1175
[1771-1853] Born in Heptonstall.

He was landlord of the Black Bull, Heptonstall [1822, 1845] / proprietor of houses [1851]

He married Susannah. Susannah was dead by 1851.

Children:

  1. Hannah [bapt 1801] who married Robert Sutcliffe

The family lived at

  • Church Yard Bottom (last house before Main Street), Heptonstall [1841]
  • Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall [1851]

Living with William [in 1841] was his grandson James Sutcliffe.

Living with the widowed William [in 1851] was his granddaughter Hannah Sutcliffe

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-4420
[1786-183?] He married Mary Carter [1783-185?].

Children:

  1. Abraham

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-50
[1790-18??] Born in Halifax.

He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1181
[18??-1???] Cotton manufacturer at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2381
[18??-1?8?] In September 1866, he was appointed lighter of the gas street lights in Luddendenfoot at a wage of 8/- per week.

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-25
[18??-1919] Son of Mary & James Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He worked for the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society.

In [Q1] 1907, he married Marion Sutcliffe in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 9th February 1919.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [F 45].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Co-operative Society

In [Q1] 1921, Marion married John E. Pickles in Todmorden.

They lived at 5 Portland Street, Meadow Bottom, Todmorden.

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-7770
[1808-1868] Of Halifax.

He married Hannah [1808-1878].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1841-1864]
  2. Fanny [1844-1893]
  3. Elizabeth [1840-1916]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3135]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1061
[1824-1870] Of Halifax.

He established Crabtree & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. George
  3. Samuel James [b 1861]

The family lived at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [above the family business 1870]

He was a widower by 1870.

On 18th December 1870, William was murdered. His eldest son, Walter was charged with his murder

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2142
[1839-1913] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born 3rd January 1840 (according to his birth certificate) or 26th December 1839 (according to the entry in the baptismal register at Heptonstall).

He was a fustian cutter.

He married Betty Wadsworth


Betty was the daughter of Richard Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [1863-1916] who was a fustian cutter
  2. Clara [1864-1933] who married [1897] J. B. Bracewell from Todmorden and Blackpool
  3. Mary [1867-1939]
  4. Emily [1870-1950]
  5. Richard [1872-1948] who was a fustian cutter
  6. William

The family lived at Gransmoor House, Hebden Bridge [1897].

Betty died in 1890.

William died 17th December 1913

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-57
[1851-1???] Son of Thomas Crabtree, machinist.

He was a weaver of Wadsworth [1869].

In 1869, he married Cecilia Pickles.


Cecilia was the daughter of
Thomas Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [b 1869] who was a fustian tailoress [1891]
  2. Mary E [b 1875]
  3. John T [b 1884]

The family lived at

  • Lane Side, Wadsworth [1881]
  • Black Hill Side, Wadsworth [1891]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-58
[1858-1943] Son of Squire Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton warper of Gibb Lane [1881] / a cotton warper [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Ada Clegg [1860-1931] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Ada, of Wheatley Lane Ends, was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Henry Clegg
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1883-1931] who was a skirt machinist [1901], a dressmaker [1911] and never married
  2. Edith [b 1884] who was a skirt machinist [1901], a blouse machinist [1911]
  3. Elsie [b 1885] who was a cotton piecer [1901], and married [1906] Willie Reeson [1886-19??], cotton spinner of Horne Street, Halifax, son of John Reeson, labourer
  4. Hubert [b 1887] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a cabinet maker [1911] and served in World War I
  5. Percy
  6. Gertrude [b 1894] who was a tailoress machinist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 17 Long Can, Ovenden Wood, Ovenden [1891]
  • 6 Buxton Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 St George's Square, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Elsie Reeson (tailoring machinist), and grandson Leslie Reeson [b 1907].

Martha Ann died at St George's Square [25th March 1931].

Ada died at 21 Kensington Road [30th October 1931].

William died at 21 Kensington Road [11th December 1943].

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Ref: 80A]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2093
[1859-1934] Son of Richard Crabtree, butcher.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1882, 1885] / a traveller [1887] / a commercial correspondent [1891] / a director of James Royston, Son & Company [1898] / a commercial traveller (wire) [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1906] / managing director of a wireworks [1911].

On 25th July 1882, he married (1) Annis Greenwood [1859-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annis – aka Ann / Annie – was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Greenwood, broker
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b [Q1] 1883; bapt 24th May 1885]
  2. Clara [b [Q4] 1884; bapt 24th May 1885] who was a dressmaker (apprentice) [1901]
  3. Harry [b 19th January 1887; bapt 21st February 1897]
  4. Alice [b 29th March 1889; bapt 21st February 1897]
  5. Arnold William [b 25th December 1891; bapt 21st February 1897]

Annie died Q4 1901 (aged 41).

On 15th May 1906, he married (2) Hannah Howard [1855-19??] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Hannah, of 19 High Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Howard, signalman
 

The family lived at

  • Hanover Street, Halifax [1885]
  • 5 High Street, Halifax [1887, 1891]
  • 17 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 35 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1906]
  • 6 Park Road, Halifax [1911]
  • (possibly) Savile Grove, Halifax [1934]

William (possibly) died 10th November 1934.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,042 11/2d.

Probate was granted to Herbert Sheard (manufacturer)  and Charles Lowe Townend (incorporated accountant) 

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2141
[1878-1945] Son of William Crabtree.

On 4th October 1897, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dawson at Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel Dawson
 

Sarah Elizabeth died in the flu epidemic in Stockton [11th November 1918]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-11
[1890-1916] Son of Reuben Crabtree.

He worked for the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society.

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

He was killed [17th October 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France [Grave Ref III C 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

 

Crabtree surnameRef 97-1
The surname is recorded in 1509. It is derived from crab-apple tree, meaning someone who lives near a wild apple tree,

There are over 130 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Crabtree, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Crabtree:


Marriages 1807, 1809, 1860, 1871, 1882, 1892, 1894, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1937; Deaths 1861, 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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