Davies ...

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Davies, Rev A. J.Ref 332-535
[18??-19??] Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1915-1917]

Davies, Rev AlfredRef 332-394
[18??-18??] Curate at Coley [1861]

Davies, Rev David BurwynRef 332-662
[18??-19??] Pastor at Lee Mount Baptist Church [December 1899-November 1905].

He lived at Brackenbed Grange [1905]

Davies, Rev David ScourfieldRef 332-339
[1913-19??] He served at Rhymney before becoming Curate at Brighouse [1947-1949]. He left to serve at Upperthong, at Lockwood and at Kirkburton

Davies, EdwardRef 332-437
[1880-1916] Son of Mrs Mary Ann Davies of Horsehay, Shropshire.

Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a member of the Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 3rd September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2A, 2C & 2D], on the Memorial at Todmorden Town Hall, on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Davies, Rev EdwinRef 332-430
[18??-19??] MA.

From Newfoundland.

In 1887, he was appointed lecturer at Halifax Parish Church [1887-1957] and Curate at Halifax Parish Church with charge of Southowram Bank Mission Church.

In 1892, he was appointed Assistant Organising Secretary of the English Church Union for the Diocese of Ripon & Wakefield.

He was appointed vicar of Low Moor, Bradford [until he resigned in 1937]

Davies, EnochRef 332-196
[1883-1914] He was a mechanic at Trafalgar Mills, Halifax / a regular soldier (with 3 years' service).

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Herenthage in the first Battle of Ypres [11th November 1914] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 59], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Davies, EstherRef 332-772
[18??-1879] A domestic servant at Bradford.

In 1879, she had been seduced and found herself pregnant. At the recommendation of William Booth, a Halifax innkeeper, she went to Ann Helliwell, a Halifax herbalist, who

performed an operation upon her, which resulted fatally

Bradford magistrates committed them both for trial; Helliwell on a charge of murder and Booth on a charge of being accessory before the fact

Davies, FredRef 332-822
[1827-1916] Son of John Davies.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 10th March 1916 (aged 89).

He is remembered on the family grave at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: DDm04), in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Davies, George BakerRef 332-580
[1814-1892] Born in Kingswood, Wiltshire.

He was a tailor, draper & outfitter at 15-16 Northgate, Halifax [1866] / a tailor & draper employing 50 hands [1871] / a master tailor [1881].

An advertisement for the business in 1865 announced that they were

The SOLE AGENT in Halifax for the

He married Sarah Ann [1819-1892].

Sarah Ann was born in Halifax


  1. Mary Hannah [1843-1915] who married William Haigh
  2. William Clement [1847-27th November 1894] who was a  journeyman architect & surveyor [1871], a commercial traveller [1894]  & was buried with his parents
  3. Ellen G. [b 1852] who was a music teacher [1881]
  4. George B. [b 1854] who was a draper's assistant [1871]
  5. Annie Heywood who died 4th March 1864 (aged 2 years & 9  months), & was buried with her parents

They lived at

  • 49 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 6 Gladstone Road, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed sister M. Barnfield [b  1805].

George died 15th November 1892 (aged 78).

Sarah Ann died two days later [17th November 1892] (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 533]

Davies, Rev Harry GordonRef 332-22
[18??-19??] He was vicar of Dawley Parva, Lichfield before being appointed Vicar of Rastrick [1937]

Davies, Rev Hugh Noel ConwayRef 332-268
[1892-1959] MM.

Known as Noel.

Son of Rev William Taliesin Davies.

He intended to become a doctor, but World War I prevented him completing his studies. He served with the Royal Fusiliers. He received the Military Medal and bar for his medical services during which he saved many lives. It is likely that his experiences led him to a career in the church rather than in medicine.

He was curate at Ossett before becoming Vicar of Hartshead [1936-1956]. In 1956, he was appointed rector of Teversall.

In 1924, he married Ruby Williams in Pembroke.

He became known as Hugh Noel Conway-Davies and made his will in that name

Davies, Rev J. G.Ref 332-486
[18??-19??] Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1927-1938]. He had a joint ministry with Highroad Well Chapel

Davies, JamesRef 332-1012
[1826-1912] Born in Todmorden.

He was a sawyer [1848, 1851] / a circular sawyer [1861] / a grocer [1871, 1880].

In 1848, he married Hannah Beaumont [1827-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah, of Stansfield, was the daughter of John Beaumont, a shopkeeper

She was a tailor [1861]



  1. William Beaumont [b 1850]
  2. Alphonso [b 1852]
  3. Peter

The family lived at

  • 23 Charlie Place, Ardwick, Manchester [1861]
  • Millwood, Stansfield [1871, 1851]

He died in Todmorden [December 1912]

Davies, JamesRef 332-1010
[1881-19??] Son of Peter Davies.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a baker's apprentice [1901] / a confectioner [1905] / landlord of the Bay Horse, Cross Stone [1911, 1917]

In 1905, he married Edith, daughter of Samuel Starkie at Cross Stone Church.


  1. Harry [b 1907]
  2. Jack [b 1910]

Davies, JohnRef 332-931
[1857-1929] He was Manager of the Illingworth Co-Op.

In 1878, he married Hannah Bancroft [1855-1897] in Halifax.


  1. Arthur Gladstone [b 1880] who went to live in the USA
  2. Fred who died in World War I
  3. Mary
  4. Jane
  5. Edith Gertrude [1896-1922]

They lived at 89 Keighley Road, Illingworth [1916].

Hannah died 16th June 1897 (aged 42)  - some time after giving birth to daughter Edith Gertrude.

John died 29th August 1929 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: DDm04

Davies, L. C.Ref 332-198
[1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Davies, PeterRef 332-1011
[1855-1896] Son of James Davies.

Born in Ardwick, Manchester.

He was a pupil-teacher [1871] / a clerk [1880] / an auctioneer's clerk [1881] / a grocer [1891].

In 1880, he married Mary Clegg [1858-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of Lob Mill, was born in Thormanby, the daughter of farm bailiff Henry Clegg


  1. James

The family lived at

  • 45 Millwood, Stansfield [1891]
  • 3 Meadow Bottom Terrace, Stansfield [1881]

Davies, RichardRef 332-3

In [Q4] 1839, he married Harriet Hopwood [1822-18??] in Halifax.


  1. Eliza Ann [1844-1868] who married Alfred Akroyd

In 1851, Harriet & Eliza Ann were lodging with Mrs Charlotte Smith at 1 Back Arches Street, Halifax; Richard is not recorded with them.

In 1871, the widowed Harriet (laundress) was living at 30 Albert Street, Halifax with son-in-law Alfred Akroyd

Davies, Rev RichardRef 332-602
[1804-1885] Born in Shropshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1858]

Davies, Robert BoyleRef 332-778
[1811-1852] BA.

Born in Cork, Ireland [24th September 1811].

He was Curate at Todmorden Parish Church [1852].

He married Bessy R. [1813-18??].

Bessy was born in Kerry, Ireland

Children: Boyle Townsend (Davies) [1841-1854]

They lived at Stansfield Cottage, Stansfield [1851].

He died in Todmorden [28th May 1852] & was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Davies, S. M.Ref 332-247
[1???-19??] Deacon of Southowram [1939]

Davies, ThomasRef 332-157
[1831-1906] A Halifax pedlar. He was a character known as Father Christmas. He was found dead in an outhouse on 14th November 1906

Davies, ThomasRef 332-439
[1892-1919] Of Todmorden.

He was a police constable stationed in Todmorden.

He married Mary E..

They had no children.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916] with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

In September 1918, he joined the Royal Air Force.

He died of pneumonia in Park Lane Military Hospital, Wakefield [15th January 1919] (aged 28).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [24th January 1919] reported

Sergeant Thomas Davies was poisoned by mustard gas about eighteen months ago, but had practically got over it and had since been working at an aerodrome at the RAF recruits training wing.

He died in hospital in Wakefield on the 15th January 1919.

He was given a full military funeral


He was buried at St Helen's Churchyard, Sandal Magna, Wakefield [8 724].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Davies, Victor W.Ref 332-558
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Davies, Rev W. D.Ref 332-411
[18??-19??] Curate at Illingworth [1935], Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1936], and Vicar of Clifton [1940-1946]

Davies, Rev W. S.Ref 332-422
[19??-19??] BA, BD, STM.

He was at Manchester before becoming Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1939], & Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1939-1958]

Davies, WilliamRef 332-2
[1849-1???] Son of John Davies, tailor.

Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a spinner in Salford, Todmorden [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881] / a bricklayer's labourer [1891].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Charlotte Redman [1852-1???] at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Charlotte, a winder of Salford, Todmorden, was born in Hebden Bridge, the daughter of John Redman, labourer


  1. John Thomas [b 1872] who was a machine presser [1891]
  2. Mary [b 1873] who was a cotton ring spinner [1891]
  3. Sarah [b 1875] who was a cotton ring spinner [1891] who  married William Kilburn
  4. Ada [b 1878] who was a cotton garter? [1891], a cotton  spinner [1901]
  5. Harry [b 1880]
  6. Willie / William
  7. Frank [b 1885] who was a painter at bobbin mill [1901]
  8. Fanny [b 1887] who was a doffer in cotton mill [1901], a  cotton beamer [1911]
  9. Hannah [b 1891] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  10. Charlotte [b 1893] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  11. James Willie [b 1897]

They lived at

  • 11 Back Brook Street, Langfield [1881]
  • 13 Back Brook Street, Langfield [1891]
  • 375 Burnley Road, Lydgate, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

Davies, WilliamRef 332-403
[1882-1916] Son of William Davies.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows / a piecer at cotton mill [1901] / a warehouseman [1904] / labourer at dyeworks / a warehouseman (fustian) [1911] / employed by J. & R. Redman Limited.

On 13th August 1904, he married Hannah Rebecca Sykes [1881-1966] at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Hannah Rebecca, of 10 Reel Street, was born in Todmorden. the daughter of Joseph Sykes, platelayer.

She was a cotton spinner [1911]



  1. Doris [b 1905]
  2. Jack [1907-1992]
  3. Emily [1910-1983]
  4. Fred [b 1912]

They lived at 375 Burnley Road, Lydgate, Todmorden [1911]

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

During World War I, and he served as a Corporal with the 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [12th March 1916].

He was buried at Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, France [Grave Ref I B 19].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on Cornholme War Memorial, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Harley Wood, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Davies, William, T.Ref 332-278
[18??-19??] Aka Will. Player with Halifax RLFC [1909-1912]. He won caps for Wales and for Great Britain while at Batley and Halifax

Davies, Rev William TaliesinRef 332-738
[1849-1933] MA.

Born in Conwy, Caernarfonshire, Wales.

He was educated at Jesus College Oxford and was ordained at Ripon before becoming Curate at Illingworth [1877-1879].

He was a member of Illingworth St Mary's Cricket Club, and was a popular player.

After the death of Rev William Gillmor, the parishioners petitioned Dr Pigou to appoint Rev Davies as his successor, but Pigou appointed Rev George Oldacres.

Rev Davies left in 1879 and went on to be curate at Oswestry, curate at Ruabon, and rector of Llanfynydd, Flintshire (where his predecessor had served for 46 years).

In 1884, he married Marie Helen [1857-1894] in Martley, Worcestershire.

Marie Helen – née Mary Helen – was the daughter of James Morris of Oswestry


  1. Gwendoline Marie [1885-1934] who married Mr Kinge  in the USA
  2. Dorothy Constance Wynne [1890-1979] who never married
  3. Edith Winifred / Freda [1891-1962] who never  married
  4. Noel
  5. Helen Victoria [1894-1981] who married [1927] Rev Hugh  John Williams [1890-1978] from North Wales
  6. William Cecil

He died in Llanfynydd


Davies surnameRef 332-1
A patronymic surname meaning son of Davy or David.

There are 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Davies, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Davies

Marriages 1907, 1911, 1913


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