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Dawson, AbrahamRef 152-816
[1795-18??] Whitesmith at Erringden.

He married Grace [1794-18??].

Children:

  1. Fanny [1824-1861] who married James Greenwood

Dawson, AbrahamRef 152-1
[180?-18??] Aka Abley Dawson. Todmorden blacksmith.

On Saturday, 10th May 1844, he laid a wager that he would wheel a barrow to Manchester and back, a distance of 42 miles in 9 hours 15 minutes. He left Todmorden at 5:00 am and arrived at the Albion in Manchester in 4 hours and 20 minutes. After a short rest and a little refreshment, he started back and reached Todmorden at 2:15 pm, 15 minutes before the time specified. Thousands of people assembled to witness his triumphant arrival, and hundreds of pounds changed hands on the occasion.

It was suggested that the wheelbarrow – said to be of a very peculiar construction, and quite unique – be exhibited at the anti-corn law bazaar, in London, as an example of Yorkshire ingenuity. One of those present offered money towards defraying Dawson's expenses in wheeling it there for the benefit of the anti-Corn Law League

Dawson, AbrahamRef 152-488
[18??-19??] Farmer at Todmorden.

In June 1885, he was declared bankrupt

Dawson, AbrahamRef 152-29
[1862-1945] Born in Walsden.

He was a joiner [1911].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Elizabeth Jane Rees [1867-1926] in Swansea.


Elizabeth Jane was born in Swansea
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. James Cyril [b 1887] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  5. Mary Hannah [b 1889] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  6. Abraham
  7. David Llewellyn
  8. Samuel [b 1896] who was a cloth looker [1911]
  9. Minnie Ethel [b 1900]
  10. Annie Elizabeth [b 1901]
  11. Frank [b 1902]
  12. Harold [b 1903]
  13. Clement [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 10 Back Beeton, Todmorden [1911]
  • 51 Cambridge Street, Todmorden

Sons Abraham & David Llewellyn died in World War I

Dawson, AbrahamRef 152-12
[1892-1914] Or Abram.

Son of Abraham Dawson.

Born in Swansea.

He was a fustian worker [1911]

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

He died 11th November 1914 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother David Llewellyn also died in the War

Dawson, AlfredRef 152-261
[18??-18??] Woollen yarn spinner at Brighouse.

In August 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Dawson, AlfredRef 152-15
[1863-1944] Born in Todmorden.

He was a dental operator [1911].

On 22nd October 1893, he married Mary Jane Baldam at Blackpool South Shore.


Mary Jane was born in Oldham, the daughter of
John Baldam
 

Children:

  1. Leonard Baldam
  2. Edward Baldam [1901-1969] who was an aeronautical engineer [1944]

The children were born in Littleborough.

The family lived at

  • 2 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1911]
  • 62 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1916]
  • 13 York Place, Dale Street, Todmorden [1944]

Alfred died 16th August 1944.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,301 5/1d.

Probate was granted to son Edward

Dawson, Alfred LeonardRef 152-8
[1881-1915]

In [Q3] 1900, he married Olive Josephine Hemblys in Halifax.

They lived at Fair-oaks, Parkstone, Dorset.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 20th July 1915 (aged 34).

He was buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France [Grave Ref XVII C 27].

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

Dawson, ArnoldRef 152-24
[1898-1917] Son of Harry Fox Dawson.

Born in Wooldale, Holmfirth.

He was a footballer with Boothtown & Halifax juniors / a member of the choir of Halifax Parish Church [for 5 years] / a creeler (cotton spinner) [1911] / employed by Bowman Brothers at Lee Bank Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [27th September 1916], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed by a shell at Messines Ridge [8th June 1917] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 47], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Dawson, ArthurRef 152-7
[1896-1917] Son of Mary & Thomas Dawson of 12 Fair Mount, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 24th August 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II C 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dawson, BenjaminRef 152-762
[1729-1814] Son of Eli Dawson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a Presbyterian minister before he conformed and became rector of Burgh, Suffolk.

He wrote many theological and moralist works, and the first part [A-Adornment] of an English dictionary [1806]

Dawson, CharlesRef 152-997
[1833-1874] Son of James Dawson.

Born at Lanebottom, Walsden.

He was a stone quarrier [1861] / a quarryman [1871]

In 1858, he married Ann Rigby [1836-1???] from Soyland, in Rochdale.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Alice [b 1860]
  2. James Rigby
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1865]
  4. Thomas [b 1868]
  5. William [b 1870]
  6. Roseanne
  7. Ruth [b 1873]
  8. Charles [b 1873]

The family lived at

  • Calf Lees, Walsden [1861]
  • Warland, Walsden [1871]
  • Crescent Bottoms, Todmorden & Walsden, Lancashire [1881]

Dawson, CharlesRef 152-20
[1884-1917]

In [Q2] 1909, he married Lucy Blackburn in Halifax.

They lived at 88 Bank Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He died 30th October 1917 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 48-50 & 162A], and on Brighouse War Memorial

Dawson, CharlesRef 152-4
[1887-1917] Son of Mrs Jane Dawson of 146 Halifax Road, Todmorden.

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

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dawson, Charles MosleyRef 152-440
[1858-19??] Son of Mark Dawson.

He was a director of Henry Longbottom, top-makers of Bradford.

In 1889, he married Madeline Florence Longbottom.


Madeline Florence was the daughter of Henry Longbottom
 

Children:

  1. son [b 1896]

He bought Smith House, Lightcliffe in 1900

Dawson, Clement WallaceRef 152-30
[1921-1943]

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 144 Battery 35 Lt. A. A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 5th March 1943 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 17], and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Dawson, Rev CyrilRef 152-155
[1934-] He served at Devonport and at Paignton before becoming Vicar of Heptonstall [1966-1971], Vicar of Todmorden [1971], Rural Dean of the Calder Valley [from 1975], and Priest-in-Charge of St Peter's Church, Walsden [1981]

Dawson, David LlewellynRef 152-21
[1894-1915] Son of Abraham Dawson.

Born in Swansea.

He was a fustian worker [1911]

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 2nd October 1915 (aged 21).

He was buried at Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece: [Grave Ref IV C 257].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Abraham also died in the War

Dawson, EdwardRef 152-311
[1???-18??] He ran a private school in Halifax [around 1835]

Dawson, Rev EliRef 152-536
[16??-1744] Of Horton.

Son of Rev Joseph Dawson.

He was joint pastor at Northgate End Chapel with Rev Nathaniel Priestley [from 1696], and then sole pastor [1728-1744]. He also served at Morley.

He married Alice Taylor.

Children:

  1. Thomas [1725-1782]
  2. Abraham [1713-1789]
  3. Joseph
  4. son
  5. son
  6. Benjamin
  7. son

See William Kitchingman

Dawson, FredRef 152-10
[1895-1917] Son of Sarah & Charles Dawson of 16 Far Woodhouse, Todmorden.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with D Battery with the 150th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 5th November 1917 (aged 22).

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XIV A 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dawson, GeorgeRef 152-13
[1894-1916] Real name: George Danson.

He served and died in World War I, and is incorrectly remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance as George Dawson

Dawson, GreenwoodRef 152-17
[1866-1935] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton beamer [1911].

On 29th September 1888, he married Mary Greenwood [1865-19??] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1889] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Ethel [b 1893] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Herbert
  4. Lily [b 1900]

The family lived at 518 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]

Dawson, HannahRef 152-331
[1679-1???] Of Dewsbury.

She married William Hopwood

Dawson, HaroldRef 152-28
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Dawson, HaroldRef 152-31
[1905-1944] Son of Ellen & William Dawson.

He was a member of Trinity Methodist Sunday School / educated at Battinson Road School / a policeman in Leeds / a park ranger at Temple Newsam, Leeds.

In [Q4] 1932, he married Nora Bridge in Halifax.

They lived at 28 Wadsworth Street, Halifax & Mixenden.

During World War II, he served as a Guardsman with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 19th February 1944 (aged 39).

He was buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref V F 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dawson, HaroldRef 152-134
[1914-1994] Todmorden-born cricketer who played for Hampshire – with Derek Shackleton – Lancashire, and Todmorden. He was a member of Todmorden Cricket Club

Dawson, Harry FoxRef 152-32
[1866-19??] Born in Wooldale, Holmfirth.

He was an iron foundry furnaceman [1901, 1911].

In 1892, he married Adeline Hellawell [1867-19??] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Norman [b 1894] who was a scourer wool cloth [1911]
  2. Wilfred [b 1897] who was a piecer cotton spinner [1911]
  3. Marion [b 1897] who was a mender wool cloth [1911]
  4. Arnold
  5. Bertha [b 1905]
  6. Nellie [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Underbank High Street, Wooldale, Holmfirth, Huddersfield [1901]
  • 9 Cathcart Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1911]

Dawson, HelliwellRef 152-27
[1889`1918] Born in Mytholmroyd.

In 1909, he married Mary Jane Barker in Ashton under Lyne

They lived at 24 Hill Street, Ashton under Lyne.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 30th September 1918.

He was buried at Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree, France [Grave Ref C 21]

Dawson, HenryRef 152-329
[16??-1???] He was Steward of the Manor of Halifax [1692]

Dawson, Dr Henry KingRef 152-151
[1871-1941] DSO.

Son of Rev Joseph Dawson [1842-1935], a Nonconformist Minister of Accrington & Superintendent of the Ilkley Wesleyan Circuit.


His sister, Annie Cecilia, married Ernest Oldmeadow, and became a writer/illustrator. She converted to Roman Catholicism, and edited
The Tablet for some years
 

Henry King was educated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne [MB], & Durham University [BS & MD] / a medical practitioner in Halifax [1895] / a medical practitioner in Ashtead, Surrey [1902] / a Territorial.

During the South African Wars, he was a civil surgeon with the Gloucestershire Yeomanry, then the 9th Lancers, and the Coldstream Guards.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps & 6th London Field Ambulance.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and was 3 times mentioned in dispatches.

During World War II, he was a civilian volunteer medic.

He died in Ashtead [Q4 1941]

Dawson, HerbertRef 152-340
[18??-19??] Organist at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [1915-1918]

Dawson, HerbertRef 152-19
[1872-1954] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1896].

On 1st February 1896, he married Maggie Henderson [1875-1959] in Halifax.


Maggie was born in Newcastle
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Minnie [1899-1973]
  3. Annie Maria [1902-1970]
  4. Thomas Robert [1905-1988]
  5. Nellie [b 1908]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at 27 High Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Dawson, HerbertRef 152-5
[1895-1917] Son of Greenwood Dawson.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

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

He was buried at St Nicolas British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I E 18].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dawson, JamesRef 152-3300
[1???-18??] He married Susan Scholfield.

Children:

  1. Charles

The family lived at Lanebottom, Walsden

Dawson, JamesRef 152-D1004
[1801-1856] Son of Thomas Dawson.

He was landlord of the Black Horse beerhouse, Butcherhill, Walsden [1828-1856].

Dawson, James RigbyRef 152-309
[1863-1921] JP.

Son of Charles Dawson.

Born at Calf Lee Cote.

He was a cotton throstle doffer [1871] / a cotton weaver [1881] / a cotton loom overlooker [1891] / an estate & insurance agent [1901] / an estate agent [1911] / Chairman of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1909] / Mayor of Todmorden [1919-1920].

In 1885, he married Mary Fielden [1862-1???] from Walsden, in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 9 Co-operative Street, Walsden [1891]
  • 801 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 10 Hollins Villas, Walsden, Todmorden [1911]

Nephew Thomas Hardwick [b 1896] from Manchester, was living with them in 1901, 1911

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Dawson, James RogersRef 152-1017
[1844-1880] Aka James Dawson Rogers.

Son of Frances Rogers and William Dawson.

Born before their marriage in 1855.

He was a mechanic [1871].

He married Betsy Hannah Dawson [1851-1885].


Betsy Hannah, from Calderbrook, was the daughter of Robert Dawson, quarryman
 

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 1870]

In 1871, the family were living with James's mother Frances at the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden in the same grave as his father.

In 1881, Betsy Hannah and Fanny were living with Frances at the pub.

In 1881, Betsy Hannah married Fielden Fielden

Dawson, James SheardRef 152-3
[1840-1887] Son of Daniel Dawson.

He was a dentist of Halifax.

On 16th January 1869, he married Mary Ann Holden [1835-1896] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was the daughter of Benjamin Holden
 

Children:

  1. Lavinia [1865-20th August 1932] who married Walter Hirst of Arnside

James died 25th October 1887 (aged 47).

Mary Ann died 12th January 1896 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K7]

Dawson, James WilliamRef 152-14
[19??-1940] Son of Ellen Dawson, of Walsden.

During World War II, he served as a Private King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died 31st May 1940.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [238].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dawson, JohnRef 152-820
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1770, 1771]

Dawson, JohnRef 152-6000
[1687-1765] Known as Hatter.

Son of William Dawson.

He was a yeoman.

He married Mary

Children:

  1. John [b 1719]
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Mary
  4. Mary
  5. Ely [b 1723]
  6. Sarah
  7. William
The family lived at
Leeming Hall, Todmorden [1719, 1723].

They lived from time to time at Dobroyd (Todmorden) which is where his father lived.

He & his father were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Dawson, JohnRef 152-2590
[17??-1810] He married Betty [17??-1810].

Children:

  1. Moses

Dawson, JohnRef 152-57
[1853-1925] Born at Bottoms in Walsden.

He was a clerk at a cotton works [1881] / a cotton cloth agent. [1891] / a cotton manufacturer [1901] / an Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1909, 1911] / a partner in Dawson & Haigh

In 1872, he married Hannah Crabtree in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Sam
  2. William
  3. Herbert
  4. Sarah A

The family lived at

  • Oakfield, Sunnyside, Todmorden
  • 8 Myrtle Street, Langfield [1881]
  • 3 Sandholme Villas, Commercial Road, Langfield [1891]
  • 13 York Place, Todmorden [1901]

In 1869, his sister, Susannah, married his business partner, Reuben Haigh.

On 29th September 1911, he declined an invitation to become Mayor of Todmorden, on account of his health

Dawson, John WilliamRef 152-18
[1896-1917] Son of Herbert Dawson.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

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

He was killed in action [11th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Dawson, JonathanRef 152-6
[1884-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a commercial clerk (bobbin works) [1911].

On 20th October 1908, he married Ida Greenwood [1881-1941] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1909]
  2. Annie [b 1914]

They lived at

  • 1 Sefton Terrace, Cornholme [1911]
  • 11 Brighton Street, Cornholme [1918]

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

He died 13th April 1918 (aged 34).

He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France [Grave Ref VI B 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Dawson, Rev JosephRef 152-206
[1635-1709] Owned Dam Head, Shibden from 1667. He was a Presbyterian minister. He was ejected from his living at Thornton Chapel, Bradford. He went to live at Landimere, Shelf.

He married a daughter of Richard Best.

Children:

  1. Eli

Dawson, JosephRef 152-753
[1740-1813] He was interested in the sciences. He was an acquaintance of Joseph Priestley, the chemist.

He was educated at Daventry Academy and Glasgow University.

He was ordained and became a Unitarian minister at Upper Chapel, Idle. To supplement his income, he opened a private school in the village. He employed local miners and mined coal on a hillside near the chapel.

He was a partner in the Low Moor Iron Company, Norwood Green and the driving force behind the venture.

On 3rd February 1768, he married Rachel Lofthouse [17??-1815].

Children:

  1. Christopher Holdsworth [1778-1865] who succeeded his father at the Low Moor Company
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

Dawson, JosephRef 152-854
[18??-18??] On 23rd December 1852, he was present at the first meeting of what was to become Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society, and put forward a resolution that
a building society be called the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building & Investment Society be established

William McVine seconded the resolution

Dawson, JosephRef 152-871
[18??-18??] Hatter at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1850]

Dawson, JoshuaRef 152-387
[16??-1???] A Nonconformist minister from Morley. He was the second husband of Martha Best

Dawson, Leonard BaldamRef 152-11
[1896-1915] Son of Alfred Dawson.

Born in Littleborough.

He was a cabinet maker [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 234th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 8D], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Dawson, LeslieRef 152-22
[1918-1945] Son of Elsie & John William Dawson of 3 Princes Gate, Savile Park, Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a member of Halifax Golf Club, Ogden / employed in the Halifax Town Clerk's Department / a Territorial.

During World War II, he was called-up [August 1939], and served as a Lieutenant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 1st March 1945 (aged 27).

He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 62 E 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Dawson, MarkRef 152-439
[18??-18??] He was Founder of Mark Dawson & Sons Limited of Bradford / Mayor of Bradford [1869-1871].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William Arthur
  2. Charles Mosley

The family lived at Woodside, Hipperholme

Dawson, MichaelRef 152-D957
[1821-1???] Of Highroad Well.

He was one of the gang who attacked Thomas Cockcroft and Robert Crossley in 1839.

He was arrested in Dublin. A pistol was found on him.

At the trial on 5th March 1840, he was transported to New South Wales for life

Dawson, MosesRef 152-4130
[1761-1835] Son of John Dawson.

Born in Walsden.

He was a partner with Abraham Crossley in the first cotton mill built at Knowlwood Bottom, Walsden.

He was a celebrated bass singer and member of the choir at St Mary's Church, Todmorden. He was also in charge of the index board showing the congregation the numbers of the hymns to be sung.

He moved to Christ Church when it was built, still singing, although he was old and frail by then and had to prop himself up on a pillar to avoid falling over.

His wife was always with him, she wore a red cloak.

In 1787, he married Hannah Tattersall [1767-1847].

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. John
  3. James
  4. Moses
  5. Samuel
  6. Betty [1796-1847]
  7. Thomas
  8. Abraham

They lived at Newbridge in Walsden, moving to Todmorden Edge in later life to be near their son, Abraham.

They both died at Todmorden Edge.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Dawson, RobertRef 152-800
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1746]

Dawson, SamuelRef 152-475
[17??-18??] He had lime kilns at Clifton. He sold some lime kilns to Rev Benjamin Firth

Dawson, SamuelRef 152-6610
[1782-1856] Born in Walsden.

Son of Thomas Dawson.

He was a farmer and cattle dealer / a farmer of 26 acres at Longfield [1851].

About 1802, married Mary Scholfield.


Mary was the daughter of John Scholfield
 

Children:

  1. Susan [1803] who died aged 3 weeks
  2. Charles [1805-1825]
  3. Sally [1807] who died aged 11 weeks
  4. Betty
  5. Abraham
  6. Samuel
  7. Joseph
  8. David [1817] who died aged 8 weeks
  9. Hannah
  10. Enoch
  11. Thomas
  12. Mary
  13. Anna [1829-1848]
  14. Hannah who died aged 30

The family lived at

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with some of his children

After his death, Mary lived at East Longfield with her son Thomas.

Mary was buried at Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Dawson, SamuelRef 152-9110
[1784-1856] Son of William Dawson.

Born in Walsden.

He was a soldier for many years. He served in the 2nd Foot Guards. Discharged in 1817 (aged 32).

He lived at Heys Farm, Walsden, with his parents until they died, then he lived alone. In 1851, living in one of the Heys Farm cottages, he describes himself as a Chelsea Pensioner, and blind.

He never married.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Dawson, SamuelRef 152-771
[1824-1864] A carder from Todmorden.

He had a wife and family.

In August 1864, he was working at Barkisland Mills and attempting to throw the strap off a carding machine. His clothes caught in the machinery and he was taken round the shaft and

he was so dreadfully broken to pieces that his limbs dropped on the floor. His body had to be picked up piecemeal

Dawson, SamuelRef 152-888
[1846-1910] He was a loom tackler [1871] / a cotton loom tackler [1881] / a cotton overlooker [1891] / landlord of the White Swan, Hebden Bridge [1896, 1901].

On 3rd March 1866, he married (1) Jane Marshall [1847-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ormerod [1868-1925]
  2. Hannah [b 1870]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1875] who married William Crabtree

The family lived at

  • Millwood, Stansfield [1871]
  • 6 Eagle Street, Stansfield [1881]
  • Sandholme Villas, Stansfield [1891]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was Mary Barker.

On 16th December 1902, he married (2) Mary Barker [1853-1914] at St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge.


Mary was the daughter of Spencer Meadowcroft and widow of Mr Barker
 

Samuel died at 6 Lower Hathershelf, Luddendenfoot [1910]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £90 10/-. Probate was granted to Mary.

Mary's body was found when police broke into her house at 26 Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [17th July 1914], and was believed to have died about a week earlier. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £336 5/7d. Probate was granted to Mary's sister Susey

Dawson, SusannahRef 152-276
[18??-1???] Sister of John Dawson

She married Reuben Haigh, her brother's business partner

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-16
[1804-18??] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a cotton twiner [1841] / a twister [1847] / a cotton twister [1851].

He married Mary [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. Grace [1822-1876] who was a cotton weaver [1841], & married John Greenwood
  2. Sarah [b 1826] who was a cotton spinner [1841]
  3. Priscilla [b 1830] who was a cotton mule piecer [1841]
  4. Greenwood [b 1833] who was a cotton twister [1851]
  5. Moses [b 1835] who was a corn miller [1851]
  6. Ann [b 1837] who was a cotton piecer [1851]
  7. Henry [b 1839] who was a half-timer / cotton piecer [1851]
  8. Mary [b 1841]
  9. Fielding [b 1847]

The family lived at

  • Commercial Street, Wadsworth [1841]
  • 24 Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge, Wadsworth [1851]

Living with them [in 1851] were grandchildren Hannah Dawson [b  1844] & Dawson Greenwood [b 1849]

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-7190
[1749-1827] Of Knowlwood, Walsden.

He married Ann Whittaker.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Betty [1787-1852] who married Joshua Fielden

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-152
[1751-1804] Halifax attorney. Articled to Robert Parker and then to John Marshall

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-8100
[1760-1808] He married Ann Haigh.


Ann was the daughter of
Reuben Haigh
 

Children:

  1. James

After his death, Ann married Nicholas Fielden

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-7310
[1798-1870] Son of Moses Dawson.

He was a cotton weaver.

He lived at and ran the Lumbutts Road toll house at Knowlwood, Walsden [until his death in 1870].

He married Betty Holt [1804-1877].

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Peggy

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-899
[1823-1909] Son of Samuel Dawson.

Born in Lower Stoodley, Todmorden.

He was the youngest of 9 sons. So that her son might be baptised by one of her favourite preachers, Hugh Beech, his mother, Mary, carried him 6 miles to Littleborough.

He worked as a clogger by trade, an assistant to Ed King, boot and shoe dealer in Todmorden, a farmer of 90 acres at East Longfield Farm, Langfield with his widowed mother Mary, and a funeral director.

He married Betty Stansfield.

They had no children.

His obituary described him as

a pioneer of the Todmorden Wesleyan Circuit

for his work at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, Todmorden and other local churches

He was buried at Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-907
[1826-1913] Of Underbank Hall, Hebden Bridge

Dawson, ThomasRef 152-881
[1844-1908] Printer and publisher in Todmorden.

Published The Todmorden & Hebden Bridge Historical Almanack [1876 to 1901] and The Todmorden Pocket Railway Guide [1897].

He was at Rise Lane [1876], Caxton Works, Strand, Todmorden [1897], and Post Office Buildings, Hall Street, Strand, Todmorden [1889, 1901].

He died at his home, 6 Bank Street, Todmorden

Dawson, Rev W.Ref 152-909
[18??-1???] Minister at Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel [1869]. He served the unexpired term of Rev James Roberts who left to become a missionary

Dawson, W. NewtonRef 152-403
[1899-19??] Born in Portugal. His father was a cousin of George Wheelhouse Robinson and a director of Robinson Brothers in Portalegre.

On 20th January 1926, he married Nellie Amy Pollock.

Children:

  1. Ann who married Gerald Shires
  2. Mary

He bought Toothill Hall, Rastrick. In 1957, he divided the Hall into Toothill Hall and Toothill Court.

He wrote the book History On Your Doorstep

Dawson, WalterRef 152-23
[1892-1918] Son of Emma & Taylor Dawson of 90 Industrial Street, Todmorden.

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

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 26).

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 11]

Dawson, WilliamRef 152-4300
[1747-1835] He married Mary Holden.

Children:

  1. Samuel

Dawson, WilliamRef 152-1016
[1820-1868] Son of Betty Dawson.

Born in Lancashire.

He was a stone cutter [1844] / a quarryman [1855] / innkeeper of the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland [1861, 1868].

In 1855, he married Frances Rogers at Walsden Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James

Living with them at the pub [in 1861] was lodger John Woodend [aged 50] (labourer).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden.

After his death, his widow Frances carried on at the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland [1871, 1881]

Living with Frances at the pub [in 1871] were son James and family.

Living with Frances at the pub [in 1881] were the widow and son of James

Dawson, WilliamRef 152-26
[1870-19??] Son of James Dawson, hay straw dealer.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a silk dresser of Blackledge, Halifax [1900] / a silk dresser [1901] / a platelayer (Lancs & Yorks Railway Company) [1911].

In [Q3] 1900, Sarah married William Dawson.


Sarah was the daughter of Nathan Fox, tinner, and widow of Alexander Carter
 

Children:

  1. Ada Elizabeth [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 4 Birters? Court, Halifax [1901] (this is listed between Blackledge and Cross Street in the census) 
  • 9 Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Dawson, WilliamRef 152-25
[1898-1917] Aka Willie.

Son of Mrs Edith Ellen Dawson of 1 Summerfield Road, Todmorden.

Born in Colne.

During World War I, he served as a Private with D Company 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th September 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], and on Patmos War Memorial

Dawson, William ArthurRef 152-7970
[1850-1916] MA.

Son of Mark Dawson.

Born in Bradford 3rd December 1850.

He was educated at Marlborough School and Trinity College Cambridge

Dawson, William BlackburnRef 152-307
[1838-1860] A printer at the Halifax Guardian.

On 5th May 1858, he made an unprovoked and frenzied attack on a fellow-worker, James Edward Jacobs, with iron dumb-bells, an iron bar, and a hatchet, killing him.

On 14th July 1858, he was tried for wilful murder at York Crown Court and was committed to an asylum during Her Majesty's pleasure.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Dawson, William RobertsRef 152-434
[1885-1930] Halifax architect and surveyor.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £8,140

Dawson, WillieRef 152-9
[1898-1917] Son of Mrs Edith Ellen Dawson of 1 Summerfield Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with D Company 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th September 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

 

The Dawson family of Hebden BridgeRef 152-406

Dawson surnameRef 152-2

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

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Dawson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Dawson:


Marriages 1807, 1831, 1835, 1870, 1901, 1905, 1911, 1921, 1924, 1936; Deaths 1804, 1907
 

See Patronymic Surnames



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