Duckworth ...

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Duckworth, MrRef 493-746
[1595-1681] Heywood writes that

Old Duckworth, aged 86, having been a profane swearer, blasphemer, grown poor, begging, dyed miserably May 8th 1681, his toes rotting off, he slighting it said they never did him good, he stank that nobody could abide to come into his house, in a dreadful state

Duckworth, AlbertRef 493-591
[1864-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wire tinner [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Alice Morland [1860-1???] in Halifax.

Alice was born in Gomersall


  1. Harold [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1901], a  thick wire drawer [1911]
  2. Ada [b 1892] who worked in jewellery manufacture [1911]
  3. Willie

The family lived at

They lived at

  • 16 Melrose Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 38 Albert Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 7 Peabody Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 20 Charlesworth Grove, Pellon

Duckworth, ArthurRef 493-969
[1889-1944] He was a foreman timber sticker [1939].

In [Q4] 1927, he married Ellen [1891-1967] in Bradford.

Ellen was the daughter of
John Wilcock and the widow of John Flaherty

The family lived at 19 Admiral Street, Burnley (living with Ellen's parents) [1939].

Arthur died in Burnley [Q4 1944] (aged 54).

An Ellen Duckworth died in Burnley [Q1 1967] (aged 75) 

Duckworth, CharlesRef 493-284
[18??-18??] Born in Skipton.

He was a weaver.

He married Unknown.

Child: Francis Pilling

In 1881, the widowed Charles was living with son Francis and family

Duckworth, CharlesRef 493-859
[1812-1852] Born in Cunningley.

He was a wool comber [1851].

Around 1833, he married Mary [1812-1884].

Mary was born in Ripponden.

She was a widowed carpet weaver [1861]



  1. Elizabeth [b 1833] who was a power loom weaver [1851], a  carpet weaver [1861] & married [Preston Q3 1861] John Carter
  2. Mary [1846-1907] who was a carpet weaver [1861], a  worsted weaver [1881, 1891] & never married
  3. Thomas [1849-1878]
  4. Ellen [b 1852]

They lived at

  • Pollard Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 14 Pollard Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Pollard Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 4 Dennis Lower Court, Halifax [1881]
  • Dennis Lower Gallery, Halifax (daughter Mary was living  with lodger Elizabeth Galloway [b 1859]) [1891]

Charles died in Halifax [Q1 1852].

His burial place is not yet known

Mary died 14th December 1884 (aged 72).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1030]

Duckworth, Francis PillingRef 493-282
[1852-1???] Son of Charles Duckworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher's man [1881] / a butcher [1891] / a butcher shopkeeper [1901] / a meat salesman [1911].

In 1875, he married Emma Kelly [1852-1???] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Halifax


  1. James W. [b 1877] who was a creeler for weaver [1891], a  carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Thomas P. [b 1879] who was a store and timekeeper [1901]
  3. Herbert
  4. Charles [b 1891] who was a boiler riveter's apprentice  [1911]

They lived at

  • 29 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 43 South Darley Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Bancroft Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was his widowed father Charles Duckworth

Duckworth, GeorgeRef 493-65
[1789-18??] He was transported for administering an illegal oath at a Luddite meeting at St Crispin Inn in 1812.

He is listed in the Prison Hulk Registers as having been given a free pardon [3rd January 1812]

Duckworth, GeorgeRef 493-797
[1861-1932] He was a greengrocer.

He married Emily Jowett.

Emily was the daughter of
William Jowett.

She was a fruiterer [1932]



  1. Dorothy who died 11th September 1901 (aged 11 days) 

Emily died 28th July 1917 (aged 53).

George died 2nd April 1932 (aged 71).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2259] with Emily's father

Duckworth, HerbertRef 493-288
[1882-1915] Son of Francis Pilling Duckworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith's striker [1901] / a council street lamplighter [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Lydia Ormondroyde [1883-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Lydia, of 19 Stannary Street, worked as a beamer and was the daughter of Joseph Ormondroyde, wire drawer


  1. Marian [b 1912]
  2. Mabel [b 1914]

They lived at 3 Westbrook Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax [1915].

He joined the army during the latter part of the Boer War, and was on his way to South Africa when peace was declared [1902].

He stayed in South Africa for 3 months before being drafted to India, where he stayed for 8 or 9 years, and then he returned to England on reserve.

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

He served in France for 10 months.

He developed problems with his jaw and was invalided back to England. Cancer was diagnosed and an operation was successfully carried out; however a relapse set in.

He died in hospital in Birmingham [20th October 1915] (aged 34).

The Halifax Courier [23rd October 1915] reported his death with a photograph. He never saw his youngest daughter Mabel who was born whilst he was away.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [D 603].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Duckworth, JamesRef 493-434
[1816-1???] Born in Lancashire.

He was a wool comb minder [1871] / a wool comber [1881].

Around 1853, he married Margaret [1831-1???].

Margaret was born in Scotland


  1. William Edward [b 1852] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  2. Henry [b 1857] who was a cotton operative [1871], a  cotton spinner [1881]
  3. Edith [b 1862] who was a card room hand [1881]
  4. James Forbes

They lived at

  • Old Lane, Soyland [1871]
  • Birn Lane, Soyland [1881]

Duckworth, JamesRef 493-980
[1821-1???] Born in Bury Lancashire.

He was a railway good inspector [1861, 1871].

In [Q1] 1844, he married Dinah Gregory [1825-1???] in Manchester.

Dinah was born in Radcliffe Lancashire


  1. Mary [b 1845] who was a woollen mill hand [1861], a wool  reeler [1871]
  2. Alice [b 1846] who was a cotton & wool reeler [1871], a  retired carpet weaver [1891]
  3. Dinah [b 1850] who was a woollen mill hand [1861], a wool  reeler [1871]
  4. Sarah [b 1853] who was a woollen mill hand [1861], a wool  reeler [1871] & married George Arnold
  5. Margaret [b 1855] who was a wool spinner [1871], a cloth  weaver [1891]
  6. James [b 1858] who was a railway clerk [1871]
  7. John
  8. George [b 1862] who was a woollen doffer [1871]
  9. Albert [b 1864]
  10. Eliza A. [b 1866]

The family lived at

  • Fountain Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 3 Prescott Street Halifax [1871]

Duckworth, Sir JamesRef 493-901
[1840-1915] Rochdale businessman. He was Liberal MP for Middleton Division [1897-1900]

Duckworth, James ForbesRef 493-105
[1868-1942] Son of James Duckworth.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton maker-up [1881] / a cotton warehouseman [1891] / a warehouseman [1901] / a cotton spinner's warehouseman [1911].

In [Q1] 1890, he married Sarah Tatham [1870-1962] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Barkisland


  1. Florence [b 1891] who was a cop reeler (cotton factory)   [1911]
  2. William A. [b 1892]
  3. Edith Hannah [1894-7th June 1936] who was a blanket  whipper (cotton factory) [1911], married Josiah Young, & was  buried with her parents
  4. Mabel who died 10th August 1897 (aged 13 months) 
  5. Clarence R. [b 1899] who was a part-timer / woollen mule  piecer [1911]
  6. Ronald [b 1902]

They lived at

  • Barkisland [1891]
  • Stainland [1897]
  • Broad Royd, Stainland [1901]
  • Brow Cottage, Stainland [1911]

James Forbes died 16th August 1942 (aged 74).

Sarah Duckworth died 26th January 1962 (aged 92).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/333]

Duckworth, JohnRef 493-183
[16??-16??] Halifax clockmaker who – with Richard Duckworth – repaired the clock at Halifax Parish Church in 1651

Duckworth, JohnRef 493-976
[1859-1904] Son of James Duckworth.

Born in Liverpool.

He was a woollen doffer [1871] / a market porter [1891] / a general carrier [1901].

In [Q4] 1899, he married Annie Balme [1867-1939] in Halifax.

Annie was the daughter of Henry Balme


  1. John [d 24th May 1901] who died in infancy & was buried with his parents

They lived at

  • 8 North Parade, Halifax (living with his brother-in-law George Arnold & family) [1891]
  • 15 Ruby Street, Halifax [1901]

John died 15th October 1904 (aged 45) 

Annie died 5th December 1939 (aged 72) 

The couple were buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel with Annie's parents

Duckworth, RichardRef 493-254
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.


  1. Isabel who married John Maude

Duckworth, RichardRef 493-182
[16??-1677] Halifax clockmaker who – with John Duckworth – repaired the clock at Halifax Parish Church in 1651

Duckworth, RobertRef 493-944
[16??-17??] Of Halifax.

He was a Quaker.

Henry Dyson petitioned that Duckworth's house be licensed as a meeting house [1695]

Duckworth, WilliamRef 493-207
[1767-1854] He was a shoe maker / Master Tyler of the Probity [No 61] Lodge (or possibly No.73) at  Freemasons' Hall, Halifax.

He died 31st July 1854 (aged 87).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3353]

Duckworth, WilliamRef 493-540
[18??-1???] Cotton manufacturer at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871]

Duckworth, WillieRef 493-894
[1896-1917] Son of Albert Duckworth.

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist School / a plumber's apprentice employed by R. P. Stafford [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 93rd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action by a shell [15th April 1917] (aged 21).

The Halifax Courier [5th May 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 1], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance


Duckworth surnameRef 493-1
Another form of the surname is Ducker

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are 23 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Duckworth, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Duckworth

Marriage 1853


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