Emmett ...

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Emmett, MrRef 389-153
[18??-18??] He owned land around what is now Francis Street, Halifax and west of People's Park

Emmett, CharlesRef 389-2
[1838-1???] Son of George Emmett.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mill boy (worsted) [1851] / a wire drawer [1871, 1881, 1901].

In [Q1] 1866, he married Hannah Dawson [1838-1???] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Halifax


  1. Maria [b 1867] who was a brush drawer [1881]
  2. Henry [b 1869] who was a bobbin packer [1881], a  bricklayer's labourer [1911]
  3. Walter [b 1871] who was a grocer [1901]
  4. Arthur who died 1st February 1878 (aged 4 years) & was  buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1110]
  5. Clara [b 1876] who was a milliner [1901]

The family lived at

  • 2 Low Moor Terrace, Highroad Well, Halifax [1871]
  • 2 Fielden Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 22 Reads Road, Blackpool [1901]
  • 3 Preston Road, Blackpool [1911]

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder Emily Siddal [b 1855] (cotton spinner).

Living with them [in 1881] was boarder (sister-in-law ?) Emily Dawson [b 1855] (cotton weaver) 

Emmett, Charles HerbertRef 389-265
[1906-1940] Son of Kate & Willie Emmett of Halifax.

He was employed by Joseph Morton Limited / a fullback for Halifax RLFC.

In [Q4] 1933, he married Esther Ingle in Halifax.


  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at Clipster Hall, Siddal.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 271st Battery 68th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary [6th June 1940] (aged 34).

He was buried at the Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby [20305]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

The Emmett family of Halifax & WakefieldRef 389-418

See Spring Mill, Wainstalls

Emmett, Geoffrey ConneauRef 389-266
[1921-1941] Or Geoffrey Connew Emmett.

Son of Percy Emmett.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Rishworth School / a member of Old Rishworthians' RUFC / employed by Halifax Corporation Cleansing Department.

He lived at the Upper George Hotel, Halifax [1940s].

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Signalman with the Royal Navy.

aboard SS Robert L. Holt.

He was lost [4th July 1941] (aged 20)  when his ship was engaged in a gun-battle with German Submarine U-69 off the Canary Islands.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 45 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Emmett, GeorgeRef 389-3
[1804-18??] He was a wood turner [1851].

He married Nancy [1806-18??].


  1. Mary [b 1833]
  2. John [b 1837] who was a mill boy (worsted) [1851] =  (possibly) John Emmett
  3. Charles
  4. Sarah [b 1841]
  5. James [b 1844]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1848]

They lived at Brow Foot Gate, Halifax [1851]

Emmett, GeorgeRef 389-374
[1821-1903] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver [1861] / a stone fettler [1891].

Around 1855, he married Emma [1827-1900].

Emma was born in Southowram


  1. Haigh
  2. Joseph [b 1858] who was a stone delver [1881], a railway  policeman [1891]
  3. Firth [b 1860] who was a cartwright [1881]
  4. Lilly [b 1864] who was a worsted winder [1881]
  5. Mary Ellen [b 1870] who was a worsted drawer [1891]

They lived at

  • 3 Marsh Delves, Southowram [1861]
  • 66 Stotts Place, Southowram [1891]

Emma died 22nd March 1900 (aged 73).

George died 30th January 1903 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G19]

Emmett, HaighRef 389-370
[1855-1942] Son of George Emmett.

Born in Southowram.

He was a tapestry weaver [1881] / a carpet weaver [1891, 1901, 1911] / a carpet weaver (retired) [1939].

In [Q2] 1906, he married (1) Annie Newbold [1850-1925] in Halifax.

Ann died 29th July 1925 (aged 75).

In [Q3] 1927, he married (2) Susannah in Halifax.

Susannah, (née Ramsden), was the widow of Lewis Holroyd

They lived at

  • 9 Bedford Square, Southowram [1911]
  • 61 Ward's Cottage Homes, Pye Nest [1939]

Susannah died in 1941 (aged 78), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1560] with her first husband.

Haigh died 4th March 1942 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G19]

Emmett, JamesRef 389-740
[1862-19??] Son of John Emmett, surveyor.

Born in Southowram.

He was an engine tenter (stone quarry) [1901].

In 1898, he married Rachel at Halifax Parish Church.

Rachel was the daughter of
George Sharp, and the widow of Thomas Rushworth

The family lived at Marsh Delves, Southowram [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were Rachel's children by her first marriage:

  • Charley Rushworth
  • Herbert Rushworth
  • John William Rushworth
  • Arthur Rushworth
  • Sam Rushworth
  • George Rushworth [b 1894] – who was born after Thomas Rushworth's death; could James Emmett be the father

The family lived at 12 The Marsh, Southowram [1916]

Emmett, JohnRef 389-248
[17??-18??] In 1780, he, William Bolland and Thomas Holden set up a blast-furnace and foundry at Birkenshaw. They produced iron and possibly steel castings

Emmett, JohnRef 389-4
[1836-1897] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter & grocer [1871] / a grocer [1881] / a grocer & wool dealer [1891].

In [Q4] 1861, he married Martha Jane Sheard [1840-1904] in Halifax.

Martha Jane was (possibly) the daughter of
Benjamin Sheard P


  1. Mary [1863-1864]
  2. Charles William [b 1864] who was a telegraphic engineer  [1881]
  3. George [b 1867] who was a worsted factory boy [1881]
  4. Fanny [b 1869]
  5. Frank [b 1872] who was a commercial clerk [1891]
  6. Lewis [1874-1889]
  7. John Ellis [b 1876] who was a butcher's apprentice [1891]
  8. Florence [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • 88-90 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 97 Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1881, 1891]

John died 18th December 1897 (aged 61).

Martha Jane died 10th April 1904 (aged 64).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3207] with Elizabeth Emmett [1847-1935]

Emmett, JohnRef 389-375
[1809-1895] Of Southowram.

In [Q1] 1854, he married Ellen Tattershall [1834-1886] in Halifax.


  1. George [1853-11th June 1921]

Ellen died 14th May 1886 (aged 52) 

John died 8th April 1895 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K13]

Emmett, JohnRef 389-132
[1849-1904] Born in Sowerby.

He was a moulder iron foundry (unemployed) [1881] / an iron moulder [1891, 1901].

He married Jane [1849-1???]

Jane was born in Dublin


  1. John Thomas [b 1874] who was a blacksmith's apprentice  [1891], a boiler maker [1911]
  2. Ellen [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  worsted drawer [1901], a worsted frame rover [1911] & married [1909]  Richard Hustler Knott
  3. (twins) Walter [1881-1882] who died in infancy
  4. Sarah J. [1881-1882] who died in infancy
  5. William Henry

They lived at

  • 8 Crown Street, Hulme, Manchester [1881]
  • 20 Union Street, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 6 Sowerby Croft Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 26 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them in [1901, 1911] was grandson Charles [b 1900].

John died in 1904 (aged 55) 

Emmett, Joseph WilliamRef 389-380
[1875-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was a gas stoker [1901] / an iron fettler [1911].

In 1897, he married Mary Jane Blakeborough [1874-19??] in Halifax.

Mary Jane was born in Stanningley


  1. Robert
  2. Marian [b 1900]
  3. Lenora [b 1902]
  4. John William [b 1904]
  5. Joseph [b 1907]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1909]
  7. Lily [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 7 Clive Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 40 Albert Street North, Haley Hill, Halifax [1911]

Emmett, PercyRef 389-267
[1892-1943] Born in Halifax.

In [Q1] 1917, he married Hilda May Connew [1892-19??] in Halifax.

Hilda May was born in Halifax


  1. Geoffrey

Emmett, ReginaldRef 389-293
[1902-1943] Son of Esther Ann & Joseph Emmett.

In [Q3] 1930, he married Phyllis Gertrude Cross in Halifax.

They lived at Southowram.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died 20th December 1943 (aged 41).

He is remembered at Bradford Crematorium [1]

Emmett, RichardRef 389-8640
[17??-1812] Cotton manufacturer in Halifax.

He died 7th January 1812. A death notice reported

to the great grief of his family and friends, [Mr Emmet] of whom it may be truly said he was a kind and humane master, an affectionate husband, a warm friend, and a liberal distributor to the poor, by whom his loss will be long and severely felt

Emmett, RobertRef 389-647
[17??-18??] Worsted manufacturer at Woolshops, Halifax [1809]

He married Unknown.


  1. daughter
  2. (possibly) Mary who married [22nd January 1814] G. B.  Brown of Manchester

Emmett, RobertRef 389-146
[17??-1818] Methodist minister born in Halifax. He was converted by Methodist preachers about 1773. He influenced Jonathan Saville.

He married Unknown.


  1. Robert [1789-18??] who was also a Methodist minister

Emmett, RobertRef 389-381
[1898-19??] MM.

Son of Joseph William Emmett.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax & Sunday School / a part-time worsted doffer [1911] / employed by H. Fletcher & Company Limited at Bowling Dyke.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Lance Corporal with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Medal for


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

He survived the War

Emmett, SamuelRef 389-372
[17??-18??] Carpet manufacturer. He owned Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax [1801]

Emmett, ThomasRef 389-373
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax [1809, until 1815]

Emmett, ThomasRef 389-651
[1826-1888] Butcher at Pepper Hill, Luddenden.

He married Mary [1834-1888].

On 25th April 1888, he cut his wife's throat, then his own. They both died

Emmett, ThomasRef 389-327
[1841-1904] Aka Tom.

Born in Crib Lane, Halifax [3rd September 1841].

He was a left-hand bowler. He was said to be one of the finest bowlers in English cricket in the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s.

He played for Illingworth Cricket Club, for Yorkshire, and for England.

He gave the name Sostenuter to his most famous delivery, which, after pitching on leg, the ball would break back a long way to take the off-stump.

He died in Leicester [30th June 1904]

Emmett, WilliamRef 389-681
[1???-18??] Of George Street, Halifax.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Emmett, WilliamRef 389-648
[17??-18??] Woolstapler at Cheapside, Halifax [1809] and 7 Cheapside, Halifax [1829]

Emmett, WilliamRef 389-725
[1744-1823] Woolstapler in Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1747-1789].


  1. William
  2. (possibly) daughter who married [1804] Mr S.  Newall, a merchant of Littleborough

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

Emmett, WilliamRef 389-726
[1782-1838] Son of William Emmett.

He married Sarah [1785-1843].

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

Emmett, William HenryRef 389-135
[1885-1915] Son of John Emmett.

Born in Manchester.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / a blanket finisher [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1911] / a playing member of the Sowerby Free Wanderers Rugby Club.

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

He was in France & Flanders for several months, & was invalided home for a short time.

He died of wounds received whilst fighting on the Western Front [20th November 1915].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th December 1915].

He was buried at Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref 1 K 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby



Emmett surnameRef 389-1
There are 25 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Emmett, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Emmett

Marriages 1909, 1940; Deaths 1801, 1835


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