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Dyson, Mrs
[1???-18??] She came from a wealthy mercantile family.

She lived at Willowfield, Sowerby Bridge

Dyson, Mr
[16??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Jeremiah

Dyson, Mr
[17??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Benjamin Dyson

Dyson, Abraham
[1???-1???] Of Sunnybank, Greetland.

Second son of Ely Dyson.

He married Dorothy Hanson


Dorothy was the daughter of John Hanson
 

Dyson, Abraham
[1598-1680] Born 21st May 1598.

On 12th July 1626, he married Dorothy Crowder at Elland.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [1627-1665] who married Jeremy Bentley

He died 15th February 1680

Dyson, Abraham
[1679-17?7] Of Sunnybank.

Son of Mr Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Eli

Dyson, Abraham
[1736-1813] Son of Eli Dyson.

On 14th September 1777, he married Margaret Roberts.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Abraham [d 1818]

Both sons were illegitimate

Dyson, Abraham
[18??-18??] Partner in Dyson Brothers.

He lived at Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1874]

Dyson, Abraham
[18??-19??] Around 1860, he established Abraham Dyson & Sons at London House, Elland.

See Hannah Martha Meadowcroft

Dyson, Albert Edward
[1885-19??] Born in Swaffham, Cambridgeshire.

He was a boot store manager [1911].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Ethel May Goose [1884-19??] from Great Yarmouth, in Paddington.

Children:

  1. Marjorie May [b 1909]
  2. Iris Thelma [b 1910]

The family lived at 11 Corn Market, Halifax [1911]

Dyson, Albert Edward
[1897-1915] Son of Thomas Edward Dyson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Bradshaw Primitive Methodist Sunday School / a doffer [1911] / a clay miner [1915] / employed by Parkinson & Spencer.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [16th October 1914] and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He arrived in Le Havre [13th October 1915].

He was killed in action at Ypres [21st November 1915].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III E 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

Dyson, Albert: [19??-191?] He served in World War I.

He was killed in the conflict.

He is remembered on Bradshaw War Memorial

Dyson, Alfred Broadley
[18??-1???] Plumber, glazier and gas and steam engineer. Recorded in 1881 at 1 Bond Street, Halifax

Dyson, Allen Lockwood
[1895-1967] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a commercial clerk [1926].

On 3rd April 1926, he married Doris May Furness in Huddersfield.


Doris May was the daughter of
Frank Furness
 

The couple died in Leeds

Dyson, Anthony
[1???-1???] Son of Christopher Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christopher

Dyson, Arnold
[1894-1915] Son of Ann (née Swallow) [1863-1931] & Thomas Brook Dyson [1863-1925] of 14 Firth Street, Rastrick [1911].

Born in Rastrick.

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

He died in Belgium [5th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20]

Dyson, Arthur
[18??-19??] Pattern maker at Clay Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1890s]. He produced the patterns in the attic of his home, and his son had the task of sanding the patterns when he returned from school. His business moved to Greenup Terrace, and then to Calder Dale Iron Works [1936].

In 1966, the business moved to Canal Works, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1980, the business moved to Clough Works, Bolton Brow

Dyson, Arthur
[1868-1944] Son of Jeremiah Dyson.

He was a steel & ironwork erector.

In 1896, he married Emily Helliwell [1864-1916] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1901]
  2. Edith [b 1902]

Dyson, Barbara
[1776-1843] Daughter of David Dyson.

Between 1820-1829, she and her brother Samuel built Abbots Royd.

In 1829, she bought the adjoining farm Cut Hedge.

Later, an area of over 13 acres – the Gallipole allotment – was taken from Cut Hedge and added to the Abbots Royd estate.

She died at Abbots Royd

Dyson, Benjamin
[1761-1834] Of Jagger Green.

Son of Mr Dyson.

He married Sarah [1764-1806].

Children:

  1. Martha [1788-18th February 1808]
  2. Mary [1791-14th February 1809]

Sarah died 13th April 1806 (aged 42).

Benjamin died 5th January 1834 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard (Benjamin is buried with his brother James there) 

Dyson, Benjamin
[1868-1927] Born in Longwood.

He was a warehouseman (cloth merchants) [1911].

In 1905, he married Jane Hannah Norcliffe in Halifax.


Jane Hannah was born in Stainland, the daughter of
George Norcliffe
 

In 1911, they were living with Jane Hannah's parents

Dyson, Bertha
[1887-19??] Daughter of John William Dyson.

She was a singer.

In 1913, she married Norman Magson Bishop in Halifax.

She died in Bolton [12th December 1951]

Dyson, Charles
[1867-1942] Son of John Dyson, woolsorter.

Born at King Cross.

He was a cloth finisher of Bank Bottom, Elland [1886] / a cloth finisher [1891] / a mason's labourer [1901] / a labourer at boiler works [1911].

In 1886, he married Susannah Holdroyde [1864-1925] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susannah, of Elland Lane, Elland, was the daughter of James Holroyde, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1887] who was a woollen weaver [1901] and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War I
  2. Martha Ann [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted finisher [1911]
  3. Leonard
  4. Ewart Gladstone
  5. Vernon Harcourt [b 1897]
  6. Ernest Trevelyan [b 1899] who was a part time bobbin setter [1911]
  7. Jim [b 1902]
  8. Omar [b 1904]
  9. Frank Herbert [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 62 Old Earth, Elland [1891]
  • Huddersfield Road, Elland [1901]
  • 101 Huddersfield Road, Elland [1911, 1911]

Five sons and a son-in-law served in World War I.

Sons Leonard & Ewart Gladstone were in the same regiment, and died on the same day, in the same battle

Dyson, Charles E.
[1830-1???] Halifax butcher.

Son of John Dyson. He went into partnership with Charles Crossland at Bull Green

Dyson, Charles Francis Vernon
[1899-1916] Son of Charles Jessop Dyson.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with A Battery 170th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 21st October 1916 (aged 17).

He was buried at Hebuterne Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 3].

He is remembered on the war memorial at Barkisland

Dyson, Charles Jessop
[1866-1920] Owned Abbotroyd, Barkisland.

Son of James Dyson.

He inherited all his father's estate.

In December 1891, he married 19-year-old Mary Annie Kathleen Browne in London.


Mary Annie Kathleen was the daughter of George Augustus Browne of Shropshire
 

The couple went to live in Rylstone, and then Augill Castle near Brough.

Children:

  1. Ethel
  2. Gwendolen
  3. Dorothy
  4. William [b 1872]
  5. Arthur James [b 1873]
  6. Francis

Charles died 10th December 1920 (aged 53).

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Dyson, Charles Oliver
[1876-1957] Born in Blackley [13th June 1876].

He was a grocer [1911].

In [Q3] 1900, he married (1) Emily Naylor [1872-1918] in Huddersfield.


Emily was born in Blackley [24th January 1872]
 

Children:

  1. Eveline [16th September 1903-25th September 1903]
  2. Harold Naylor [1906]

Emily died 13th September 1918.

In [Q3] 1921, he married (2) Annie Baume [1884-1963] in Halifax.


Annie was born 1st March 1884
 

Charles Oliver died 2nd December 1957.

Annie died 22nd December 1963

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Christopher
[1???-1???] Son of John Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Abraham
  3. Susannah
  4. Isabella
  5. Anthony

Dyson, Christopher
[14??-15??] He was an early member of the Dyson family of Swift Place, Soyland.

He married Agnes.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry

Dyson, Dr Daniel
[17??-1???] He was a surgeon of Styes, Sowerby Bridge and then Ripponden.

In 1756, he married Mary Holroyd at Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Benjamin Holroyd
 

Dyson, Daniel
[17??-18??] (Possible) son of Eli Dyson.

Recorded in 1789 at Making Place, Soyland

Dyson, Daniel
[1743-1810] Of Willow Hall, Halifax.

Son of Eli Dyson.

Born in Elland.

Baptised on 27th January 1743 at Elland.

In 1764, he eloped with Sarah Edwards in an attempt to ease his father's financial situation. Sarah was the only daughter of John Edwards, his father's chief creditor.

He married Sarah at the English Episcopal Church in East Lothian, Scotland [19th July 1764].

Children:

  1. Thomas Fournis
  2. (possibly) Jeremiah
  3. Theophilous who died young
  4. John
  5. Maria
  6. Nanny
  7. Harriet

Dyson, David
[1738-1818] Son of Eli Dyson.

Baptised on 15th Nov 1738 at Elland.

A David Dyson, woollen manufacturer at Barkisland, is listed in 1809.

He owned Barkisland Hall around 1800 where he died. He bought the land at Abbots Royd in 1800.

He lived in Barnsley.

On 15th June 1761, he married Martha Hanson [1739-1809].

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Barbara

Dyson, David
[1787-18??] Of Salendine Nook.

He married Hannah Dyson.


Hannah was the daughter of James Dyson
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [1814-18/7/1818] who died aged 4 years
  2. Henry who died 24th June 1823, aged 23 weeks
  3. George who died 9th April 1827, aged 27 days

David died 23rd August 1831 (aged 44).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard. Hannah was buried with her parents

Dyson, David
[1824-1893] Born in Longwood, Huddersfield.

He was a painter [1851] / a fish hawker [1861] / a house painter [1871] / a painter [1881] / a retired painter [1891].

In [Q1] 1851, he married Lavinia Womersley [1823-1897] in Huddersfield.


Lavinia was born in Longwood, Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1852]
  2. Emma [1855-1915]
  3. Agnes [b 1856]
  4. Amy [1858-1926]
  5. Ely [b 1862]
  6. Arthur [1864-1904]

The family lived at

  • Haigh Street, King Cross [1861]
  • Holt Street, King Cross [1891]

David died 5th June 1893 (aged 69).

Lavinia died 18th August 1897 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Dorothy
[1728-17??] Of Elland. Daughter of Ely Dyson.

She was the first wife of Thomas Aked

Dyson, Edmund
[1660-1???] Born in Longwood, Huddersfield.

On 29th January 1690, he married Mary Gledhill in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. George [b 1691]
  2. James [1694-1695]
  3. George [b 1696]
  4. Eli
  5. Mary [b 1704]
  6. William [b 1706]

Dyson, Edmund
[1790-18??] An ostler of Walsden.

On Sunday 30th May 1847, The Era (of London) announced


QUOITS – Challenge to the World

EDMUND DYSON of Walsden, Ostler, will quoit any man in the world his own age, fifty-seven years, 16 yards and 8 inches on the green sod for any sum from 10 to 15 sets aside but not for less than the former sum.

If anyone pleases to accept the above challenge, the money is ready at a moment's notice at the house of Joseph Perth, Waggon & Horses Inn, Walsden.

If not accepted within one month he will retire and consider himself the champion of his age

 

Dyson, Edward
[18??-18??] Oil cloth and tarpaulin manufacturer at Holywell Green [1874]

Dyson, Edward
[1850-1890] Born in Ripponden.

He was a bookseller [1871].

On 24th August 1871, he married Hannah Whiteley [1850-1925] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Lily Ann [b 1872]
  2. Susan Ada [b 1876]
  3. Harold Whiteley

The family lived at 19 Great Albion Street, Halifax

Dyson, Edwards
[1810-1886] Son of John Dyson.

Born at Willow Hall, Halifax.

In 1857, he married Caroline Agnes Jerdan [1834-1870] at Marylebone, London.

Children:

  1. Caroline [b 1857] who married (1) [1881] Marwood Shuttleworth Yeatman, (2) [1894] Robert Gordon
  2. Edwards Hopton
  3. Richard Godfrey [1863-1879] who died in India and is commemorated in a window at Canterbury Cathedral
  4. Francis Julian

Dyson, Edwards Hopton
[1858-1879] Son of Edwards Dyson.

Born in Dumbarton, Scotland.

He was a Second Lieutenant in the 24th Regiment of Foot.

He was killed at the Battle of Isandhlwana during the Zulu War

Dyson, Edwin
[1889-1918] Son of Charlotte & Allen Dyson, a carpet weaver, of Bailiff Bridge.

He was an office boy [1901] / an employee of Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

He married Alice.

They lived at Ivy House, Lower Wyke.

During World War I, he joined the Army in 1916, and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 23rd March 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France [Grave Ref III D 4].

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Lower Wyke Moravian Church

Lower Wyke Moravian Church

Dyson, Eli
[17??-1???] Of Gate Head.

Son of Eli Dyson

Dyson, Eli
[17??-1776] A mercer in Halifax.


Question: Is he the same person as Eli Dyson?

 

He married Susannah Hall.


Susannah was the daughter of Samuel Hall
 

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Dyson, Eli
[1701-1789] Of Bradley Hall.

Son of Edmund Dyson.

Born in Huddersfield.

An early member of the local Dyson family.

He had paper mills in Halifax.

In 1766, he became insolvent and was forced to assign over his Halifax paper mills and all his other properties to his chief creditor, John Edwards. Further, Edwards had Eli imprisoned in York Castle for debt. Eli's son, Daniel temporarily saved the situation by eloping with Edwards's only daughter, Sarah, and marrying her in Scotland.

On 26th June 1730, he married Barbury / Barbara Fourness [1705-1766] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eli
  2. Jeremiah
  3. David
  4. Daniel / Daniel
  5. Thomas
  6. James

Dyson, Eli
[1706-1776] Son of Abraham Dyson.


Question: Is he the same person as Eli Dyson?

 

He married Deborah Holmes.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [1735-1769] who married Jeremiah Dyson
  2. Abraham
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child
  13. child
  14. child

Dyson, Eli
[1874-1935] Son of Joseph Dyson.

Born in Skircoat [18th April 1874].

On 2nd April 1904, he married Emily Brook at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Dyson, Elijah
[1812-18??] Born in Longwood.

He was a farmer of 1 acre [1851] / a beerhouse keeper at an unidentified beerhouse at 92 Wapp Nook, Stainland [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

He married Harriet [1812-18??].


Harriet was born in Lindley
 

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1838] who was an errand boy – box filler [1851]
  2. Merub [b 1841] who was a nurse [1851]
  3. Elijah [b 1842]
  4. Amos [b 1848]
  5. James [b 1850]

Dyson, Ellen
[1860-1925] Daughter of Thomas Bottomley Dyson.

Born in Rastrick [5th November 1860].

On 20th September 1882, she married (1) Francis John Whatmough in Bradford.

The couple ran Stott's Arms, Brighouse.

Frank died at Rastrick [3rd June 1904].

On 16th July 1905, Ellen married (2) William Holmes [1857-1907] at Elland Parish Church.


William was a gardener
 

Ellen was beerhouse keeper at the Greyhound, Rastrick [1911]

She died at the Greyhound [16th December 1925].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £5,624 18/9d. Probate was granted to Sam Marsden (sales manager) and James Henry Morton (power loom tuner) 

Dyson, Ely
[16??-17??] Of Clay House, West Vale.

He was one of the original trustees of the Wheelwright's Charity.

He married Rose Ramsden.

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. Dorothy

See Mr Dyson

Dyson, Ely
[1654-1706] Of Sunnybank, Greetland.

He married Jennet Rooke [1652-1???].


Jennet, born 31st December 1652, was the daughter of Mr Rooke of Crow Nest, Birstall
 

Children: several including

  1. Abraham

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Dyson, Rev Ely
[1819-1878] He was born in South Crosland, Huddersfield.

In 1842, he married Elizabeth Dyson.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Harriet & George Dyson
 

He was Pastor at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel [1853-1862].

He left to become pastor at Long Crendon Baptist Church, Buckinghamshire

Dyson, Ely Thomas
[1815-1884] Son of Scipio Dyson.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton spinner employing 16 men, 38 boys, 33 women, and 38 girls (total 125) [1861] / a cotton spinner employing 40 males and 45 females [1881].

He never married.

He and his brother, John, lived at Brian Royd Hall, Greetland from about 1822 until their deaths.

He left a personal estate of £61,942 17/8d.

Dyson, Ewart Gladstone
[1894-1917] Son of Charles Dyson.

Born in Elland.

He was a worsted spinning oiler [1911] / employed by Dempster's.

During World War I, he volunteered [29th November 1915], and served as a Private / Bomber with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the arms of his brother Willie (of the RAMC) [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland.

His brother Leonard also died in the War. They were in the same regiment, and died on the same day, in the same battle

Dyson, Rev Francis Julian
[1864-1935] Son of Edwards Dyson.

Between 1885 and 1889 he sailed around the world. In Central America, he acquired a terracotta head of the Gulf Coast Classic Period which is now in the Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter.

In 1910, he was vicar of Holy Trinity, Hereford.

In 1910/1911, he and Arthur Henry Daniels of Hereford, filed a patent relating to

saddle tool-bags for cycles

On 3rd November 1891, he married Mabel Edith Lovatt in Canterbury.

Children:

  1. child
  2. Mabel Caroline [1894-1979] who married [19th July 1917] Alexander Mason in Naini Tal, Bengal, India
  3. Francis N. [1896-1956]
  4. William E. [1897-1967]
  5. Elizabeth M. [b 1898]
  6. Winifred Alice [b 1899]
  7. Isabel Grace [1901-1979]
  8. Dorothea Muriel [1908-2004]

Dyson, Frank
[1863-1884] Son of Joseph Dyson.

Born 11th January 1863.

He served with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 12th September 1884, and was interred with military honours at The Cemetery, Baroda, East India.

He is remembered on the family grave at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Dyson, Frank
[1865-1915] Son of Thomas Bottomley Dyson.

He was a farmer of 14 acres [1911].

After his parents' deaths, he took over at the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1st September 1911].

Frank died at the Greyhound, Rastrick [1st February 1915]; his sister Ellen was the landlady there. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,005 6/8d. Probate was granted to Ellen Holmes (widow).

Members of the family were buried at Rastrick Church

Dyson, Frank
[1890-19??] MM.

Son of John Dyson.

He was a member of Greetland Methodist Church / a cotton piecer [1911] / a cotton spinner of West Vale [1916] / a chemical labourer.

On 28th February 1916, he married Mary Elizabeth Harper [1889-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Mary Elizabeth, of Pellon, was the daughter of Alfred Harper, publican
 

They lived at

  • Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1916]
  • 3 Chaffer's Court, Crossley Terrace, Pellon Lane [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [January 1917].

He was wounded [May 1917], sent home [June 1917], and returned to France [September 1917].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


bravery in a raid on the German trenches
 

He sustained a gunshot wound to the left foot [July 1918]. He was discharged [21st November 1918] as no longer fit for war service.

He was awarded a Silver War Badge and a pension of 16/6d.

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Greetland Methodist Church.

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

Dyson, Frank B.
[1899-1916]

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

He died 22nd October 1916 (aged 17).

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Dyson, Sir Frank Watson
[1868-1939] Son of Rev Watson Dyson of North Parade Baptist Church.

Born in Leicestershire.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School, and Cambridge University.

He was a mathematician and an astronomer and worked on stellar motion – providing the first evidence for the rotation of the galaxy – and time determination.

He was Chief Assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory [1894-1904], and travelled abroad to observe eclipses in Portugal [1900], Sumatra [1901] and Tunisia [1905]. He was Astronomer Royal for Scotland 1906-10 and Professor of Practical Astronomy at Edinburgh University. On 10th September 1910, he was appointed 9th Astronomer Royal for England and held the post until 1933.

He was Fellow and Vice-President of the Royal Society and President of the British Astronomical Association [1916-1918].

He was knighted for his observations of stars near the Sun, supporting Einstein's prediction of the bending of light in a gravitational field [1919]. He was made a KBE [1926].

He introduced the public broadcasting of time signals by the BBC on radio [1924].

He died whilst travelling from Australia to England, and is buried at sea.

A crater on the moon is named Dyson for him

Dyson, Fred Stanley
[1886-1964] Son of Sarah & James Henry Dyson.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a cloth finisher [1911].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Clara Iredale [1890-1944] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1909]
  2. James Henry [b 1911]

The family lived at Lindley [1911].

Clara died 3rd December 1944 (aged 54).

Fred died 17th December 1964 (aged 78).

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Freeman John
[1923-] Son of Sir George Dyson.

He became a theoretical physicist and mathematician. He moved to the USA. He became a professor at Princeton University.

In 1950, he married (1) Verena Esther Huber.

Children:

  1. Esther [b 1952]
  2. George [b 1953]

In 1956, he married (2) Imme Jung.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1959]
  2. Emily [b 1961]
  3. Mia [b 1963]
  4. Rebecca [b 1967]

Dyson, George
[17??-17??] Master of Clifton Free School [1765-1790].

In 1760, he married Jane Ramsden

Dyson, George
[1755-1834] He was churchwarden at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

He was landlord of the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland until 1826, when his son, Thomas took over. He then moved to the Green Man, Sowerby Bridge, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

On 27th October 1778, he married (1) Mary Simpson [17??-1787].


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Simpson
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1779]
  2. Charles [b 1780]
  3. Thomas
  4. Martha [b 1783]
  5. John [b 1785]

On 31st October 1787, he married (2) Elizabeth (Betty) Simpson [1761-1834].


Elizabeth was the daughter of George Simpson
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1791]
  2. Eliza [b 1793]
  3. William S [b 1795]
  4. Samuel
  5. Septimus [b 1800]
  6. James [1802-1859]
  7. Edward [1806-1843]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Dyson, George
[1773-1822] Illegitimate son of Abraham Dyson.

Baptised 18th April 1773 (when he was 25 days old).

In the 1790s, George was a friend of Mary & William Godwin, and their daughter Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus [1818].


Mary is better known as Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the early feminist work The Rights of Women
 

George's correspondence with the Godwins is preserved and available on line.

In 1806, George went to Buenos Aires, returning to England in 1821, having


made his fortune but lost his health [as recorded in a letter to Mary Shelley]
 

George died in Bath in 1822.

He has no descendants, and according to a Halifax Antiquarian Society pamphlet [1917]


with this generation the story of one branch of the Dyson family of Soyland may end
 

Dyson, George
[18??-1???]

He married Mary [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Martha [1844-1908] who married Frederick Pearson

The family lived at Church Street, Rastrick

Dyson, George
[1800-1874] Son of John Dyson.

Halifax lawyer. Recorded in 1850 at George Street, Halifax. He was in partnership with Samuel Stead as Stead & Dyson.

He was Coroner for the Honour of Pontefract and an area including Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and other parts of the county.

He lived at

He died at home after a long and lingering illness [11th December 1874]

Dyson, George
[1816-1877] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone mason [1851, 1861] / a contractor [1871] / a farmer [1871] / landlord of the Upper George, Rastrick [1871, 1874].

On 11th August 1836, he married (1) Jane Smith at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Savile Smith (Dyson) [b 1841] who was a stone mason [1851, 1861], a mason [1871]
  2. Martha
  3. Jane

Mary died before 1849.

On 3rd May 1849, he married (2) Mary [1815-18??] .


Mary was born in Rastrick, and the widow of Mr Smith.

She had a daughter: Charlotte Smith [b 1835] who was a dress maker [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Fredrick [b 1851]
  2. George [b 1852] who was a mason [1871]

The family lived at

  • Rastrick Common [1851]
  • Crowtrees, Rastrick [1871]

George died at Rastrick [27th October 1877].

Mary died at Rastrick [April 1884].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

His executors were his nephew John Exley Dyson and Joah Pearson

Dyson, George
[1834-1904] Son of Samuel Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Percy

Dyson, George
[1859-1926] He married Mary Ann Easter Barrass.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Henry Barrass
 

Children:

  1. Victor Barrass [b 1892] who died aged 4 days

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Dyson, Sir George
[1883-1964] He was the son of John William Dyson.

Halifax-born composer.

See George Dyson Man and Music and Azubah Ann Greenwood

Dyson, George Henry
[1876-1942] Son of James Dyson

Born at Abbotsroyd, Barkisland.

He was a chemist's manager for a limited company [1911].

In [Q3] 1896, he married (1) Emily Florence Maude.


Emily Florence was the daughter of Isaac Maude
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. Audrey Gwendoline [b 1901]

Emily Florence died at Storthes Hall.

She was buried at St Luke's Church, Norland with her parents.

In [Q2] 1917, George married (2) Annie Gertrude Maude in Rotherham.


Annie Gertrude was the daughter of Isaac Maude and younger sister of his first wife
 

The family lived at 94 High Street, Mexborough [1911].

Dyson, George William
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Woodman, Brighouse [1899].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Florrie [1897-1899]

Dyson, George William
[1820-1???] Son of Thomas Fournis Dyson.

Born in Everton, Lancashire.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Mary Henderson [b 1833] from Windsor

Dyson, George William
[1898-1917] Son of Martha & Mr Dyson of 10 Balmoral Street, Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton spinner.

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

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6 & 8], on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, on the Memorial at Saint Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade

Dyson, Gilbert
[14??-15??] Son of John Dyson.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1565]

Dyson, Harold Whiteley
[1879-1917] Son of Edward Dyson.

Born at Small Lees, Ripponden.

He was a compositor at the Halifax Guardian [1911].

Around 1899, he married Martha [1880-19??] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Edward [b 1905]
  2. Lily [b 1907]

The family lived at 21 Great Albion Street, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers, and he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [4th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108-111], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dyson, Harriet
[1787-1851] Or Sarah, Hannah. Youngest daughter of Daniel Dyson and niece of John Edwards.

She married William Moore

Dyson, Henry
[15??-15??] Of Swift Place, Soyland.

Son of Christopher Dyson.

He married Isabella [15??-15??].

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Jane
  3. Henry

Dyson, Henry
[1529-1573] Son of Christopher Dyson.

He married Alice [1529-1576].

The couple were buried at Elland Parish Church

Dyson, Henry
[1637-1707] Of Lower Goat House, Rishworth.

Son of Simeon Dyson.

Quaker. He petitioned that his house be licensed as a meeting house [1689]. He also petitioned that the house of Robert Duckworth be licensed as a meeting house.

On 21st January 1660/1, he married Mary / Maria Ramsden at Shibden Hall.


Mary / Maria was the daughter of Henry Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. Timothy [b 1662]
  2. Daniel [b 1664]
  3. Simeon [b 1666]
  4. Easter [b 1667]
  5. Jeremiah [b 1668]
  6. John [b 1670]
  7. Esther [b 1673]
  8. Martha [b 1675]
  9. Henry [b 1678]

Dyson, Henry
[1678-17??] Son of Henry Dyson.

He married Mary / May Overend [1719].

Children:

  1. Simeon
  2. Henry [1723-1785]
  3. John [1726-1784] who married [13th January 1745] Martha Mallinson in Halifax
  4. Samuel [b 1729]
  5. Samuel [b 1731]
  6. Daniel [b 1734]

Dyson, Henry
[1781-1825] He was an innkeeper at Hill House, Huddersfield.

He died 21st April 1825 (aged 44).

He was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Henry
[1844-1923] Born in Blackley.

He was a clay miner [1891] / a grocer [1901] / a grocer (own account) [1911].

In [Q3] 1872, he married (1) Martha Hirst [1839-1896] in Halifax.


Martha was born 15th February 1839
 

Children:

  1. Hirst [b 1873] who died in infancy
  2. Laura [1874-1875] who died in infancy
  3. Charles Oliver [b 1876]
  4. Grace Annie [1879-1880]

Martha died 25th February 1896.

In [Q4] 1900, he married (2) Clara Smith [1863-1928] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Blackley
 

The family lived at Blackley [1891, 1901, 1911].

Henry died 28th March 1923 (aged 79).

Clara died 16th January 1928 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Henry
[1858-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a cotton maker-up [1881].

He married Sarah Alice Crowther.


Sarah Alice was the daughter of
John Bedford Crowther
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1885] who was a worsted weaver [1911]
  2. Hilda Cecilia [b 1889] who was a woollen twister [1911]

The family lived at 5 Timber Street, Elland [1881]

Dyson, Hubert Vincent
[1894-19??] Son of John William Dyson.

Born in Halifax.

In 1920, he married Margaret Ann Barker.

They had no children

Dyson, J. H.
[17??-18??] Of Greetland.

On 21st March 1810, he married Charlotte Dyson


Charlotte was the daughter of
Phineas Dyson
 

Dyson, James
[1???-18??] On 20th May 1833, he married Elizabeth Bottomley at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Children:

  1. Ann [bapt 7th September 1834]
  2. Thomas Bottomley
  3. Elizabeth [bapt 2nd December 1838]
  4. twins James [bapt 25th February 1844]
  5. and Emily [bapt 25th February 1844]
  6. Ervin [bapt 15th March 1846-1877]
  7. twins Joseph [bapt 18th March 1849]
  8. and Mary [bapt 18th March 1849]

All the children were baptised at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Ervin was buried at Rastrick Church

Dyson, James
[15??-1???] Of Lingards.

He moved to live at Rishworth Hall [12th July 1573].

On 28th July 1600, he married Jane Whitely from Soyland, at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James [bapt 1601-died 1604]
  2. Dinah [bapt 1604]
  3. John [bapt 1605]
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 1608]
  5. Sara [bapt 1611-died 1616]

Dyson, James
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

Dyson, James
[1748-1819] Son of Eli Dyson.

He became a brass founder in Hoxton, London.

In December 1771, he married (1) Sarah Dyer in Bethnal Green, London.

Children:

  1. James [1777-1840]

He married (2) Susannah Noden

Dyson, James
[1755-1809] Of Jagger Green.

Son of Mr Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1796-3rd April 1874] who married David Dyson

James died 27th May 1809 (aged 54) 

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard with James's brother Benjamin

Dyson, James
[1793-18??] On 28th June 1827, he and Thomas Gledhill were drinking in the Jolly Sailor, Elland, and began to make fun of a disabled man called John Bottomley who was
touched with liquor

They followed Bottomley and as he began to climb the hill on his way home to Rastrick. They knocked his sticks from under him, causing him to fall to the ground, and turned him on his back.

One man held him by the throat, and the other took 2 half-sovereigns, and 20/- in silver from. Dyson kicked him almost senseless, and threw him into a ditch, where they left him.

At 1:30 am, Gledhill and Dyson went to another pub and spent freely. They were seen to have blood on their clothes. Gledhill said that he had hurt himself with a stone the previous day, and Dyson said that he had had a nose bleed.

The following morning, they were arrested.

At their trial on 4th August 1827, a judgment of death was record against both men

Dyson, James
[1815-1889] Son of William Dyson.

Born at Shaw, near Oldham.

He and his brother William were tea dealers at The Tower, Rochdale.

Between 1861 & 1864, James moved to Abbotsroyd, Barkisland. He still retained his business interests in Rochdale.

On 4th November 1864, he married (1) Elizabeth Simpson Jessop at St Michael's Church, Wragby, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Charles Jessop
  2. Francis Barrett [1866-16th June 1891] who died of an embolism

Elizabeth died [November 1867] after giving birth to their son Francis.

On 8th January 1871, he married (2) Emma Elizabeth Lee [1848-1929] at St Cuthbert's Church, Ackworth.


Emma Elizabeth was the daughter of Joshua Lee, a farmer
 

Children:

  1. William Lee [1871-1944]
  2. Arthur James [1873-19th July 1954] who never married
  3. John Richard [b 1874]
  4. George Henry
  5. Lionel Thomas
  6. Sarah Hannah [1880-1947]
  7. Winifred [b 1882]

All the children were born at Abbotsroyd, Barkisland.

In 1875, he bought the Lower Wat Ing estate at Norland for £900. He left the estate to his wife, his son, Charles Jessop, and his nephew William Dyson.

James died 8th February 1889 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Dyson, James
[1817-1884] Established James Dyson & Company.

On 20th May 1839, he married Mary Saynor [1817-1906] at St Mary's Church, Mirfield.

Children:

  1. Samuel

Dyson, James
[1833-1906] He was a building contractor / a partner in Dyson & Dyson [1861] / a contractor [1871] / licensee of the George, Brighouse [1889, 1891, 1901] and took over Dyson's Brewery there in the 1890s.

He was involved with the construction of Atlas Mill, Brighouse, the Rastrick Gas Works, and Brighouse Town Hall

He was Captain of the Yorkshire Amateur Bowling Club [1893], and a member of Lane Head Bowling Club.

He was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893.

In 1897, he lost his seat on Brighouse Council.

On 17th August 1858, he married (1) Ann Garside [1836-1883] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1862-1950] who married [1892] Francis James Fawthrop
  2. Annie [b 1865]
  3. Sarah Frances [1866-1944]
  4. Elizabeth [1869-1874]
  5. James
  6. Clara [b 1873]
  7. Joshua
  8. Arthur [b 1878]
  9. Emmeline [1879-1880]

On 25th July 1892, he married (2) Maria Richards [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Maria [née Hinchliffe] came from Holmfirth, & was the widow of Mr Richards
 

The family lived at

  • Gooder Lane, Brighouse [1871]
  • Emmanuel Street, Brighouse

He left Brighouse to go to the New Inn, Marsden. His son James took over at the George.

He died in Marsden [26th December 1906].

Members of the family were buried at Rastrick Church. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,438 10/4d. Probate was granted to his children Mary, James and Joshua

Dyson, James
[1841-1912] Of Mount Olives, Blackley.

He married Jane [1842-1924].

Children:

  1. Fred [1866] who died aged 19 weeks
  2. Annie [1871-1873] who died aged 15 months
  3. William Edleston [1874-1875] who died aged 9 months

He died 17th February 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £160.

Jane died 18th November 1924 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, James
[1844-1915] He was a farmer [1871] / a farmer of 24 acres [1881] / a farmer & milk dealer [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a retired farmer [1911].

On 13th July 1868, he married Mary Saville [1845-1929] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Rachel [1869-1951]
  2. Martha Hannah [1870-1958]
  3. Clara Selina [1872-1953]
  4. Sarah Ann [1874-1877]
  5. Joseph [1877-1946]
  6. John William [1878-1948] who was a farmer [1915]
  7. Saville [1881-1954]
  8. James Irvin [1884-1948] who was a farmer [1915]
  9. Mary Emma [1887-1966]

The children were baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland.

The family lived at

He died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [8th February 1915] (aged 70).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,305 11/-. Probate was granted to his sons John William and James Irvin Dyson.

Mary died 28th November 1929 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Dyson, James
[1871-1915] Son of James Dyson.

He took over from his father as landlord of the George, Brighouse. He was there [1903, 1911, 1915].

On 23rd April 1903, he married Eliza Ann Maloney [1882-19??], born in Wakefield, in Brighouse.

Children:

  1. James Brooksbank [1908-1972]

He died at the George [13th February 1915].

He was buried at Rastrick Church.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,328

Dyson, James Richard
[1881-1944] Born in Huddersfield

He was a dyer [1910].

On 13th August 1910, he married Elizabeth Whiteley at Christ Church, Linthwaite


Elizabeth Ellen was the daughter of
John Whiteley
 

Dyson, Jeremiah
[1668-1737] Son of Henry Dyson.

On 8th July 1719, he married Mary Tillotson at the Highroad Well Meeting House.

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. Esther [b 1720] who married [1740] John Holden
  3. Simeon [b 1721] who married [1748] Betty Gledhill at Elland
  4. Henry [b 1723]
  5. Jeremiah [b 1725]
  6. Daniel [b 1728]

The family lived at Soyland [1725]

Dyson, Jeremiah
[1690-1729] Son of Mr Dyson.

He was a merchant and had an address at Bartholomew Close in London.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jeremiah

Dyson, Sir Jeremiah
[1725-1766] Son of Jeremiah Dyson.

Born near Halifax.

He moved to London, and then to Stoke Park, Guildford.

He was Clerk to the House of Commons in the reign of George III.

He married Dorothy Dyson [1735-1769].


Dorothy was the daughter of Eli Dyson
 

Children:

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

Jeremiah died 16th September 1766.

He was buried at Stoke next Guildford

Dyson, Jeremiah
[1736-1791] Son of Eli Dyson.

Baptised at Elland [4th July 1736].

He became a Portuguese merchant.

In his will, he left bequests to his brothers Eli, David and Daniel, and to brother Thomas of Lisbon provided that he remain a bachelor. If Thomas were to marry within one year, his share was to be divided between David and Daniel.

Jeremiah died at Willow Hall

Dyson, Jeremiah
[1806-1858] Second son of John Dyson.

Born at Willow Hall, Halifax.

He was appointed Magistrate & Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding of the county of York.

He was a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845]

Dyson, Jeremiah
[1835-1880] Son of John Dyson.

He was a painter.

In 1857, he married Mary Ann Pickles Roper [1835-1889] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Arthur
  3. Sophia
  4. Lily

Jeremiah died 7th March 1880 (aged 45).

Mary Ann died 19th December 1889 (aged 54).

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Dyson, John
[1???-1646] Clothier of Rishworth Hall.

Around 1636, he married Ann Haigh from Holme, Marsden.

Children:

  1. an illegitimate infant [d 1637]
  2. Jacobus (James) [bapt 1638 -d 1640]
  3. Jacobus (James) [bapt 1640]
  4. Anna [bapt 1644 -d 1681]
  5. John [bapt 1646] who was born posthumously at Rishworth Hall

The family lived at Rishworth Hall.

On 15th October 1646, he made a will

... Ann my wife, my son Jacobus, daughter Anna and my unborn child, to whom if a son, the land called Roughley near Pike Rishworth, if a daughter £10

He died 21st October 1646

Dyson, John
[14??-15??] Of Swift Place, Soyland.

Son of Christopher Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George
  3. Gilbert
  4. Peter
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Agnes
  7. Rosamond
  8. Johanna

Dyson, John
[15??-15??] Of Swift Place, Soyland.

Son of John Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christopher
  2. Robert
  3. George
  4. Nathan

Dyson, John
[17??-18??] Of Scammonden. Cotton spinner at Booth Bridge Mill, Ripponden [1794]

Dyson, John
[1708-1761] Born 5th March 1708.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1736]
  2. Frances [b 1737]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1739]
  4. John

The family lived at Clay House, Elland.

He died 2nd June 1761

Dyson, John
[1746-1790] Son of John Dyson.

Born 19th October 1746.

On 17th December 1769, he married Mary Gorton [17??-1805] at Manchester Cathedral.


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Gorton of Gorton Hall, Gorton, Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1770]
  2. Thomas [1772-177?]
  3. Frances [b 1775]
  4. John [b 1776]
  5. Thomas [b 1779] known as Holland
  6. Margaret [b 1782]
  7. Richard [b 1786]

The family lived at Clay House, West Vale.

John died 24th April 1790.

Mary died 7th April 1805

Dyson, John
[1777-1818] Of Willow Hall, Halifax

Son of Daniel Dyson.

On 26th June 1804, he married Harriet Edwards at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was the daughter of John Edwards
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Edwards
  2. Jeremiah
  3. John Daniel
  4. Edwards

He died after a long and painful illness.

See Holy Trinity Church

Dyson, John
[1777-1819] Son of John Dyson.

Born at Clay House, Greetland.

Born at Baptised at Elland [18th September 1777].

He was educated at Manchester School [1792].

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George
  3. Thomas

He died at Clay House [February 1819]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [1st March 1819]

Dyson, John
[1788-1842] Of Elland.

On 12th December 1819, he (possibly) married Amelia Simester [1786-1857] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John

John died 12th September 1842 (aged 54).

Amelia died 19th January 1857 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, John
[1790-18??] He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. John

Dyson, John
[1800-1851] Son of John Dyson.

Born in Elland [1800].

He joined the Bengal Army [1821] and was a Cadet [1821], Ensign in the 28th Regt of the Native Light Infantry [10 March 1822], Lieutenant [14th October 1824], Captain [1834], and retired [1851]

On 2nd April 1834, he married Jane Hinde Jennings in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Charles
  2. Margaret E. [b 1841]
  3. Mary [b 1843]
  4. Thomas Gervais Finch [1845-1889]
  5. twins Frances A [b 1848]
  6. and Robert E [b 1848]

The 4 eldest were born in India.

The family lived at

He died in the Isle of Man

Dyson, John
[1801-1868] Son of Scipio Dyson.

He was a cotton spinner [1841].

He never married.

He and his brother, Ely Thomas, lived at Brian Royd Hall, Greetland from about 1822 until their deaths.

Martha Hall was housekeeper [1841]

Dyson, John
[1805-18??] Son of William Dyson.

He married Sally.

Children:

  1. William

Dyson, John
[1810-1877] Son of Thomas Dyson.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

Baptised at St Ann's in the Grove, Southowram [25th November 1810].

He became a butcher in Halifax.

On 19th October 1830, he married (1) Susanna Mercer [1811-1848] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Thomas [b 1832]
  3. Jeremiah
  4. Francis [b 1837]
  5. Sophia [b 1839]
  6. John [b 1841]
  7. Henry [b 1844]

Susanna died in 1848.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

In 1848, he married (2) Jane Priestley [1803-1853] Children:

  1. John William

Dyson, John
[1820-1???] Son of William Dyson, engineer.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a spinner of Ovenden [1844] / a woollen overlooker [1851, 1861] / a foreman woollen mill [1871] / a woollen carder [1881]

In 1844, he married Lavinia Balmforth [1820-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lavinia was born in Elland, the daughter of James Balmforth, spinner
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1850] who was a woollen weaver [1871] & married George Allison
  2. Emma [b 1854] who was a cotton reeler [1871], a woollen weaver [1881] & married Joe Allison

The family lived at

  • Victoria Place, Elland cum Greetland [1851]
  • Clay House Mill, Greetland [1861, 1871, 1881]

Lavinia died in Halifax [Q1 1886] (aged 66).

John died in Halifax [Q4 1886] (aged 67) 

Dyson, John
[1821-1859] Son of John Dyson.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Edward [1847-13th July 1851] who died aged 3 years & 11 months.

John died 20th July 1859 (aged 38).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard with John's parents

Dyson, John
[1851-1???] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Dyson of Northowram.

Born 25th February 1851.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [29th December 1851]

Dyson, John
[1860-19??] Son of Joseph Dyson, fettler.

Born in Soyland.

He was a worsted yarn merchant's agent [1901] / a yarn agent for worsted manufacturer [1911].

In 1891, he married Julia Gilbert [1860-19??] at St Stephen's Church, Copley.


Julia, of Salterhebble, was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the daughter of Thomas Gilbert, insurance agent
 

Children:

  1. Stanley Gilbert
  2. Dora J [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 32 Stanley Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 32 Summergate Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 14 Hornsby Terrace, Fenton Road, Halifax [1918]

Dyson, John
[1863-1???] Son of William Dyson, gardener.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton twiner of Lindwell, Greetland [1886] / a drayman [1891] / a domestic gardener [1901, 1911].

In 1886, he married Elizabeth Ann Lee [1863-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Elland.

Her father is not recorded on the marriage records

 

Children:

  1. Joe / Joseph William [b 1887] who was a newsagent's assistant [1901], a printer (own account) [1911]
  2. Frank
  3. Harry [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Holts Lane, Greetland [1891]
  • Cheapside, Greetland [1901]
  • 66 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Dyson, John Charles
[1838-1857] Son of John Dyson.

Born in India.

He joined the Bengal Army after his father's death. He served with the 18th Bengal Infantry.

He was murdered by villagers in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh in the Indian Mutiny on 6th June 1857

Dyson, John Daniel
[1808-1875] JP.

Son of John Dyson.

Born at Willow Hall, Halifax.

He joined the army and served 28 years with the 3rd Dragoon Guards, becoming Lieutenant Colonel and commanding the regiment.

He was buried at St Mary's Parish Church, Wimbledon, Surrey

Dyson, John Duncan
[1914-1944] Born in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 207th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 31st March 1944.

He was buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref B 6-16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Dyson, John Ealey
[18??-1???] He was listed as landlord of the Duke of York, Rastrick [1857].


Question: Could he be a transcription error for John Exley Dyson?

 

Dyson, John Edwards
[1810-1???] Son of Thomas Fournis Dyson.

He married Jane Beardsworth

Dyson, John Exley
[1835-1909] Baptised at Elland Parish Church [12th July 1835].

He was a Brighouse architect [?] / a stone mason [1851, 1857] / a partner in Dyson & Dyson [1861] / licensee of the Star, Rastrick and rebuilt the Inn in 1885.

A John Ealey Dyson was listed as landlord of the Duke of York, Rastrick [1857].


Question: Could this be John Exley Dyson?

 

In 1869, he stood for election to the Rastrick Local Board with the slogan

Vote For Dyson – if your bread is baked too hard, he will slack it with his ale

On 24th May 1857, he married Hannah Lord at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of William Lord
 

Children:

  1. William Lord
  2. Eleanor who married Joshua Dyson
  3. Emma [b 1867]

In January 1895, he bought 12 dwellings and 1 shop for £1,615 from J. Sunderland.

Hannah died 9th August 1895.

After her death, John retired and moved to live on Bradford Road, Brighouse.

He finally retired to St Anne's on Sea, Lancashire.

He died at St Anne's [22nd April 1909]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,564 13/1d.

Andy Eccles writes


I have found that he was a brass finisher by trade and played cricket for Low Moor in the Bradford League.

He was selected to play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, making his debut against Sussex in Hove on the 15th August 1887. He scored 6 in the first innings and 2 in the second in a drawn match.

On the 18th August he played again, this time against Surrey at The Kennington Oval where he was out for a duck in both innings. Yorkshire lost by an innings and 10 runs and that was the end of his county cricket career – short and sweet and a batting average of 2

 

See George Dyson

Dyson, John Exley
[1907-1962] Son of William Lord Dyson.

In 1923, he married Alice May Barrett [1894-1955] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1924]

Dyson, John William
[1858-1???] Son of Dan Dyson, painter.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer of Northowram [1877] / a warehouseman at iron works [1881].

In 1877, he married Martha Limb at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Northowram, was the daughter of
Jubal Limb.

She was a cotton drawer [1877]

 

Children:

  1. Priscilla [1879-1885]
  2. John William [b 1881] who was a cotton creeler [1891]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1884]

The family lived at 2 Lumb Lane, Northowram [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was sister Charlotte A Dyson [b  1861] (silk drawer).

John William died before 1888.

In 1888, Martha married Ellis Cockroft

Dyson, John William
[1859-1923] Son of Jeremiah Dyson.

Halifax blacksmith. He was organist and choirmaster at North Parade Baptist Church.

On 12th August 1882, he married Alice Greenwood [1857-1943] at North Parade Baptist Chapel.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Bertha
  3. Hubert

Dyson, Jonas
[18??-18??] A plumber at Halifax.

See Joseph Wadsworth

Dyson, Joseph
[1790-1856] Of Old Lindley.

He married Betty [1788-1873].

Children:

  1. Mary [1814-1st May 1828]
  2. Jonathan [1822-30th April 1888]

Joseph died 9th February 1856 (aged 66).

Betty died 11th October 1873 (aged 85).

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, Joseph
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel.

In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Dyson, Joseph
[1836-1889] Born in Rishworth [11th February 1836].

He was a weaver [1856].

On 21st April 1856, he married Hannah Hollas [1832-1917] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born 1st December 1832
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen who died in infancy
  2. Elizabeth Ann who died in infancy
  3. John [b 1860]
  4. Frank
  5. Frank [b 1863]
  6. Rachel Ann [1866-1945]
  7. Mary [b 1868] who married Charles Henry Ellis
  8. Annie [1870-1946]
  9. Martha [b 1872] who was a spinster [1911]
  10. Eli

Rachel & Annie never married, and shared a home at 103 Railway Terrace, Copley.

Joseph died 26th July 1889.

Hannah died 30th April 1917.

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley [Grave Ref: 30]

Dyson, Joseph W.
[18??-19??] Printer at Police Street, Brighouse [1927]

Dyson, Joshua
[17??-18??] He was a pasteboard maker at New Mill, Stainland [1816]

Dyson, Joshua
[1875-19??] Son of James Dyson.

He was a chemist's assistant [1901] / a chemist & druggist [1906].

In 1909, he married Eleanor Dyson in Fylde, Lancashire


Eleanor was the daughter of John Exley Dyson
 

Dyson, Leonard
[1891-1917] Son of Charles Dyson.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / a worsted warper / employed at Prospect Mill, West Vale.

During World War I, he volunteered [23rd May 1915], and served as a Private / Gunner with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd May 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland.

His brother Ewart Gladstone also died in the War. They were in the same regiment, and died on the same day, in the same battle

Dyson, Levi
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Dyson, Lily
[1873-1930] Daughter of Jeremiah Dyson.

She and her sister, Sophia, lived in the household of James Ryder Butler. Lily as housekeeper, and Sophia as a servant and cook/domestic.

Neither sister ever married. She was later live-in help in Myrtle Street.

Lily and Butler had an illegitimate son: Telford Thompson Dyson.

In 190?, Sophia and Lily were running a bakery near Longfield House, Halifax, Butler's home.

Lily died 25th June 1930 (aged 57) 

She was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Dyson, Lionel Thomas
[1878-1918] Son of James Dyson.

Born at Abbotsroyd, Barkisland.

In [Q1] 1909, he married Mary Ann Balaam in Bradford.

They lived at 3 Whetley Lane, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as an Air Mechanic 3rd Class with the Royal Flying Corps Recruits' Depot.

He died in Bristol Military Hospital [18th March 1918] (aged 39).

He was buried at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery, Gloucestershire [Screen Wall 4 680].


Question: Lionel Thomas is not mentioned on Barkisland War Memorial or Christ Church, Barkisland. Does anyone know why this could be?

 

Dyson, Maria
[1775-1855] Or Mary. Daughter of Daniel Dyson and niece of John Edwards.

She and her sister, Nanny, inherited Edwards's estate, including Northowram Hall

Dyson, Montague
[1845-1898] Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer [1881] / landlord of the Station Hotel, Halifax [1881].

In 1870, he married Hannah Garside [1845-1924] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Montague Garside (Dyson) [b Halifax 1874-9th August 1875]

Montague died 12th December 1898.

H died in 1924.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Dyson, Nanny
[1773-1848] Or Nancy.

Daughter of Daniel Dyson and niece of John Edwards.

She and her sister, Maria, inherited Edwards's estate, including Northowram Hall

Dyson, Norman
[1912-1942] Son of Annie & Charles Oliver Dyson.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a traveller for Cross & Blackwell.

In [Q1] 1941, he married Dorothy Smith in Calder District.

They lived at 4 Trinity Place, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died in hospital in India [13th June 1942] (aged 30).

He was buried at Delhi War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 7 C 5].

He is remembered at Blackley Baptist Graveyard, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Dyson, Percy
[1876-1961] Son of George Dyson.

In [Q3] 1900, he married Clara Cockroft in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sam

Dyson, Phineas
[17??-18??] Of Bradley Mill, Stainland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charlotte who married J. H. Dyson

Dyson, Richard
[18??-1???] He was a woolsorter [1875].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Julia [b 1854] who married John Whiteley

Dyson, S. J.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dyson, Sam
[1906-1973] Son of Percy Dyson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Gordon

Dyson, Samuel
[17??-18??] Dealer at Soyland.

In September 1804, he was declared bankrupt

Dyson, Samuel
[17??-18??] He owned North Bridge Mill, Halifax [1798]

Dyson, Samuel
[17??-18??] He had a fulling mill at Lower Swift Place.

In 1803, he was declared bankrupt and sold the mill

Dyson, Samuel
[1762-1840] Son of David Dyson.

He and his sister Barbara built Abbots Royd.

He died there

Dyson, Samuel
[1798-1856] Son of George Dyson.

He was a plumber and glazier.

On 14th October 1824, he married Mary Cooper [1803-1852] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1825]
  2. Emma [1826-1866] who married Abraham Fielding
  3. Frederick [1828-1895]
  4. Samuel [1830-1860] who died and was buried in Baroda, East Indies
  5. Robert Sugden [1831-1890]
  6. George

The family lived at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge

Dyson, Samuel
[1850-1926] Known as Sam.

Son of James Dyson.

Born in Mirfield.

He was a commercial trvaeller [1874] / a manufacturing chemist [1891] / a soap manufacturer [1901] / a member of the Elland Local Board.

In 1864, he joined the family business – James Dyson & Company – at Atlas Soap Works, Elland.

From 1885, after his father's death, he ran the business.

He was also associated with Blakeley & Company, soap manufacturers at Wakefield.

He invented Sylvan soap.

On 29th October 1874, he married Harriet Stancliffe Cragg at Elland Parish Church.


Harriet Stancliffe was the daughter of Thomas Noble Cragg.

She laid a foundation stone at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland

 

Children:

  1. Laura Beatrice [b 1876]
  2. Mary Helen [b 1877]
  3. Florence May [b 1879]
  4. Mildred Eliza G.S. [1883-1987]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1901] was visitor John Benjamin Murgatroyd [b 1877] (wool & waste merchant).

Sam died at St Annes-on-Sea [16th June 1926].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,543 2/6d.

Probate was granted to Ernest Tate Casson (manufacturer), and Albert Victor Day (stock broker).

Harriet died at St Annes-on-Sea [21st January 1927].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,765 5/10d.

Probate was granted to Ernest Tate Casson (manufacturer), and Albert Victor Day (stock broker) 

Dyson, Sarah
[1726-17??] Daughter of Ely Dyson.

In 1753, she married (1) John Harrison.

On 20th April 1768, she married (2) Thomas Sunderland

Dyson, Sarah
[18??-1???] A marine store dealer in Gaol Lane, Halifax.

Recorded in 1878, when her business went into liquidation

Dyson, Scipio
[1760-1834] Of Gatehead, Greetland.

In 1804, he is recorded as a paper-maker at Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth and he was arranging water rights with neighbouring mill owners.

In 1808, the business was taken over by William Shepherd.

On 1st January 1800, he married Sarah Mellor at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of Mr Mellor
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomazia [1803-1874] who married [1829] Horatio Nelson from Clarborough, Nottinghamshire
  3. Elizabeth [1805-1828]
  4. Mary Harriet [1807-1897] who married John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright
  5. Ely Thomas

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church

Dyson, Simeon
[16??-16??] Of Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry

Dyson, Simeon
[1720-1792] A Quaker of Goat House, Rishworth.

Son of Henry Dyson.

On 22nd June 1746, he married Sarah Mallinson at the Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Lucy [1756-1829] who married John Fryer
  2. Amelia [1758-1803] who married Dr Joseph Fryer
  3. Mary [1752-1806] who married Robert Firth
  4. Nancy [1763-1839] who married Samuel Fryer

His daughters married into the Fryer and the Firth families of Rastrick

Dyson, Sophia
[1870-1926] Daughter of Jeremiah Dyson.

She and her sister, Lily, lived in the household of James Ryder Butler. Lily as housekeeper, and Sophia as a servant and cook/domestic.

Neither sister ever married.

In 190?, Sophia and Lily were running a bakery near Longfield House, Halifax, Butler's home.

Sophia died 7th October 1926 (aged 56).

She was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Dyson, Stanley
[1891-1918] Son of Mrs Mary Dyson of 10 Dyson Street, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9 & 10], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Dyson, Stanley B.
[1887-1915] He served in World War I.

He died 5th June 1915 (aged 28).

He is remembered on Clifton War Memorial, and in the book Clifton War Memorial

Dyson, Stanley Gilbert
[1892-1918] Son of John Dyson.

He was a member of Northgate End Chapel, Halifax / educated at Halifax Secondary School [1908] & Heath Grammar School / awarded a Rawson Shaw Scholarship / a teaching student [1911] / a teacher at the Halifax Parish Church School, then at Milton Road Council School, Cambridge.

During World War II, he enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps [March 1915], then served as a Lieutenant with the 82nd Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was an observer in reconnaissance aircraft. He was shot down, wounded and treated in the Field Ambulance.

He died of wounds the following day [1st June 1918] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th June 1918].

He was buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III B 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Halifax Parish Church: Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Dyson, T.
[18??-18??] Stonemason at Rastrick.

In July 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Dyson, Telford Thompson
[1909-1997] Illegitimate son of James Ryder Butler by his housekeeper, Lily Dyson.

Born in Leeds.

He returned to Halifax where he was fostered by Mrs Amy Maria Thompson widow of John Thompson, former caretakers of the Crossley Almshouses in Margaret Street. When he was still a small boy, he went to live with his mother and aunt Sophia who were running a bakery in Parkinson Lane area.

On 30th May 1936, he married Martha Fawthrop at North Parade Baptist Church


Martha was the daughter of Walter Fawthrop
 

Dyson, Thomas
[1???-18??] Son of John Dyson.

Halifax lawyer.

Partner in Stead & Dyson

On 12th June 1834, he married Unknown at All Souls' Church, Langham Place, London.

He lived at Clay House, Greetland [1834]

Dyson, Thomas
[1???-18??] He lived at Willow Edge, Skircoat [1820]

Dyson, Thomas
[17??-18??] Of Greetland.

In 1838, he was charged under the Factory Act with working a child under 13 years of age for more than 9 hours. The child in question had worked 11 hours on one day. A fine of 35/- was imposed

Dyson, Thomas
[1745-18??] Son of Eli Dyson.

Baptised at Elland [28th April 1745].

Like his brother, Jeremiah he went to Lisbon.

In his will, his brother Jeremiah left bequests to all his brothers. His bequest to Thomas was on condition that he remain a bachelor. If Thomas were to marry within one year, his share was to be divided between the other brothers, David and Daniel

Dyson, Thomas
[1782-1863] Son of George Dyson.

He was a cloth dresser in Southowram.

In 1826, he took over from his father as landlord of the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1841].

On 26th December 1803, he married Ann Denton from Southowram.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1804]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1806]
  3. John

Dyson, Thomas Bottomley
[1836-1896] Son of James Dyson.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick [25th September 1836].

He was a mason builder [1861] / a mason [1871] / licensee at the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1877] / victualler at the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick & farmer of 14 acres [1881] / farmer & publican at the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1887, 1891, 1894].

On 12th June 1859, he married Elizabeth Sykes [1835-1911] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ellen
  2. Frank
  3. Fred [1869-1870]

The family lived at

He died at the Thornhill Arms [14th January 1896]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,487 10/11d. Probate was granted to William Sykes (manager in a wine & spirit stores)  and Sam Marsden (bookkeeper).

After his death, Elizabeth took over at the pub [1897, 1901, 1906].

Elizabeth died at the Thornhill Arms [1st September 1911]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £213 17/4d. Probate was granted to son Frank.

After Elizabeth's death, son Frank took over at the pub.

Members of the family were buried at Rastrick Church

Dyson, Thomas Edward
[1872-1901] Born in Sowerby.

He was a warp twister [1892].

On 22nd October 1892, he married Alice Smith [1871-1944] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Alice was born in Sevenoaks, Kent
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1896]
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Elizabeth [b 1900]

The family lived at 37 Bradshaw Lane, Holmfield [1911]

Dyson, Thomas Edwards
[1805-1841] Eldest son of John Dyson.

Born at Willow Hall, Halifax

Dyson, Thomas Fournis
[1767-1843] His middle name is variously written Fourness and Fournice.

Of Willow Hall, Cote Hill.

Son of Daniel Dyson.

Baptised in Halifax [10th September 1767].

On 15th May 1800, he married Anne Baldwin Sealy [1780-1857] in Lisbon, Portugal.


Anne was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. William Brutton [b 1801]
  2. Elizabeth Baldwin [1801-1873] who married [18th January 1821] Joseph Hornby [b 1794] from Liverpool
  3. Baldwin Sealy [1808-1825]
  4. John Edwards
  5. Richard Daniel [1814-1835]
  6. Sarah Harriet [1815-1891] who married [30th October 1841] Sir James Bourne [b 1812] Bt of Hackinsall Hall, Fleetwood
  7. George William

Their 2 eldest children were born in Lisbon.

He was a beneficiary of the will of his uncle John Edwards of Northowram Hall.

On 6th October 1810, Alexander Turner and James King borrowed £7,000 for 1 year from John Edwards of Northowram Hall. The loan was secured as a mortgage against land and property owned by the pair; much of this was at Blackshawhead. By 1824, the loan had not been paid back, and Thomas, Edwards's beneficiary, was pressing for payment. When Turner's daughter Mary, wife of Rev James Armytage Rhodes, inherited the estate, she insisted that her husband pay the debt on her behalf. Rev Rhodes paid back the loan in full – plus interest – out of his own pocket, on the condition that all documentation relating to the matter be destroyed.

Thomas died at Everton, Lancashire [12th August 1843].

Anne died at Wavertree, Lancashire [25th March 1857].

See The Churchill family

Dyson, Rev Watson
[1837-1904] Born in Stalybridge, Lancashire [15th June 1837].

Pastor at North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax [1878-1887]. He became organist and choirmaster at the Church.

In 1866, he married Frances Dodwell at Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire.

Children:

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

The family lived at Lewis Street, Halifax.

Rev Dyson [12th March 1904] and his wife both died at Hendon, Middlesex

Dyson, William
[17??-18??] He was Master of Heywood's School [1814]

Dyson, William
[1776-1817] Of Slances near Shaw, Oldham.

He married Hannah [1780-1857].

Children:

  1. William [1802-1811]
  2. Betty [b 1804]
  3. John
  4. Mary [b 1806]
  5. Hannah [b 1810]
  6. William [b 1812]
  7. James

The family moved to Rochdale and were tea dealers there. Sons James and William were tea dealers at The Tower, Rochdale

Dyson, William
[18??-1???] He was a beer retailer at 23 Lee Bank, Halifax [1880]


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

Dyson, William
[18??-19??] Woollen manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland [1905]

Dyson, William
[1822-1864] Of Ovenden.

He married Elizabeth

William died 18th February 1864 (aged 42).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3509]

Dyson, William
[1824-1891] Son of John Dyson.

He worked in the family tea business and lived in Albert Street, Rochdale. He continued the tea business until his death.

He and his cousin, Charles Jessop Dyson, inherited Lower Wat Ing, Norland from his uncle James Dyson

Dyson, William
[1828-1871] Born in Stainland [13th April 1828].

He was a woollen weaver [1861].

He married Sovinah.


Sovinah was born in Stainland [18th August 1834]
 

Children:

  1. Manasseh [1852-1854] who died aged 18 months
  2. William Norris [1972-1873] who died aged 13 months
  3. Habagil [b 1855]
  4. Mary [1857-7th May 1901]
  5. Hannah [b 1859]
  6. Caroline [b 1861]

The family lived at Haigh House Hill, Longwood, Huddersfield [1861].

William died 23rd December 1871.

Sovinah died 1st February 1890.

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Dyson, William
[1841-18??] He was in the Army [discharged December 1859] and a stone mason working at Brookfoot

In June 1861, he married Mary Ann [1841-18??] from Sligo, in Sligo.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1861]
  2. Archibald [b 1863]

The family lived at

On 14th April 1864, Mary Ann killed the 2 children – Mary [then aged 2 years 7 months] and Archibald [aged 5 months] – by cutting their throats with a razor.

Afterwards, she gave herself up to the village policeman, saying

I have tried to be like others, and I cannot.

I have killed my two children.

I have taken them out of their misery, lock me up.

I loved them.

They are in heaven

Whilst she was detained in prison, she said that she had intended to kill the children and then herself, but having put down the razor to lay the children on the floor, she was horrified and could not pick it up again.

At the inquest on 15th April 1864, the Court heard that she was an affectionate mother, but the family had been in straitened circumstances for some time and she was uneasy in her mind.

Witnesses included William Ambler, PC Bracewell, Lydia Aspinall, and Dr Henry Pritchett

The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of wilful murder.

The jury on her trial at the Leeds Assizes in August were of opinion that she was in an unsound state of mind, and returned a verdict of Not Guilty, and she was ordered to be confined during Her Majesty's Pleasure.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders.

The children were buried at Rastrick Church

Dyson, William
[1857-1936] Born in Rastrick.

First class cricketer. He played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club [1887].

He died in Brighouse

Dyson, William Lord
[1857-1936] Son of John Exley Dyson

Born in Rastrick [11th December 1857].

He was landlord of the Commercial, Rastrick [1900].

On 26th February 1888, he married Ann Milnes [1865-1951] in Halifax.


Ann came from Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor Exley [1888-1959] who never married
  2. Edith Lord [1890-1957] who never married
  3. Kathleen Mary [1895-1956] who married Thomas Archibald Helm
  4. John Exley

The family lived at Redleigh, Brighouse [1918].

William died in Brighouse [1st May 1936]

Dyson, William Edward
[1863-1910] Born in Sowerby

He was a silk dresser [1891, 1901] / landlord of the Blue Bells, Mill Bank [1905, 1910].

On 26th December 1890, he married Mary Alice Speak [1865-1929] from Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Harry [1896-1914] who was a cotton twiner's piecer [1911]
  2. Florence [1898-1936] who was a silk spinner [1911] and married [April 1922] George A. Dawson

The family lived at

  • Mill Bank [1891]
  • Bank View, Mill Bank [1901]

William Edward died at the Blue Bells [16th October 1910]. After his death, Mary Alice took over at the Blue Bells [1911].

Living with her [in 1911] was boarder Annie Marie Dyson [aged 41] (cotton winder).

All the members of the family died at the Blue Bells: Mary Alice [October 1929];

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones: William Edward [20th October 1910]; Harry [19th September 1914]; Mary Alice [8th October 1929]; Florence [17th November 1936]

Dyson, William Walker
[1???-1753] In the Summer of 1753, he was married to Barbara Fawcett by the notorious Dr Alexander Keith at his private Chapel in Mayfair.

William Walker Dyson died on 3rd September 1753

Dyson, Willie
[1883-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a blanket finisher [1909].

On 26th August 1909, he married Annie Hitchin at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge


Annie was the daughter of
John Hitchin
 

The Dyson family of Swift Place, Soyland
Christopher Dyson was an early member of the family

When George Dyson died in 1822, he had no descendants, and according to a Halifax Antiquarian Society pamphlet [1917]


with this generation the story of one branch of the Dyson family of Soyland may end
 

 

The Dyson family
Cloth merchants.

Eli Dyson was an early member of the family in the Greetland / Barkisland district.

Windows at St Thomas's Church, Greetland are dedicated to members of the family.

See Airborne, Sowood, Bowers Hall, Barkisland, Clay House, Greetland, Sunnybank, Greetland, Trimmingham Mansion, Halifax, Willow Field, Skircoat and Willow Hall, Cote Hill

Dyson surname
The surname originated in the Linthwaite area of the Colne valley.

Christopher Dyson is recorded at Sowerby in 1539.

Like Mallinson & Tillotson, this a matronymic surname, derived from a woman's name and, in this case, means son of Dye or Dionisia.

There are over 160 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Dyson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Dyson:


Marriages 1835, 1857, 1861, 1872, 1879, 1900, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1915, 1930, 1937, 1943; Deaths 1805, 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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