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Aaron Furness [1877-1938]
Albert Hollas Furness [1874-1956]
Arthur Furness [1889-1915]
Caleb Furness [1872-1907]
David Furness [1???-1???]
Edmund Furness [1???-1???]
Edwin Furness [1837-1901]
Enoch Furness [1842-1876]
Enoch Furness [1868-1933]
Frank Furness [1863-1942]
George Furness [1858-19??]
Herbert Stott Furness [1860-1???]
Hollas Furness [1833-1902]
Hollas Furness [1877-1950]
J. Furness [18??-19??]
John Furness [15??-16??]
John Furness [1664-1683]
Captain John Furness [1682-1717]
John Furness [18??-1914]
John Furness [1865-1950]
Moses Furness [1778-1853]
Moses Furness [1799-1859]
Richard Furness [17??-18??]
S. Furness [18??-19??]
Sam Furness [1854-1916]
Samuel Furness [1662-1687]
Thomas Furness [18??-1???]
Thomas Furness [1820-1863]
William Bottomley Furness [1861-1???] 


Furness, Aaron
[1877-1938] Son of Sam Furness.

Born in Greetland [12th March 1877]

He worked with his father.

In 1905, he married Martha Hannah Ellis [1874-1967] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Halifax
 

Aaron died at Delph Cottage [25th February 1938].

Martha Hannah died in Barkisland [1st March 1967].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 842]

Furness, Albert Hollas
[1874-1956] Son of Enoch Furness.

He was a joiner.

He married Annie Farrer [1872-19??] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.


Annie was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1904]

Furness, Arthur
[1889-1915] Son of George Furness.

Born in Halifax [5th December 1889].

He was an errand boy [1901].

He never married.

He enlisted in May 1910.

In 1911, he was a Private in the Royal Engineers, stationed at Meanee Barracks, Colchester.

During World War I, he was stationed in Singapore for 3 years, and served as a Sapper with the 55th Company Royal Engineers.

He was ordered home with his regiment and sent to France [December 1914].

He was killed in action at Fauquissart [21st March 1915].

He was buried at Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, France [Grave Ref I D 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Furness, Caleb
[1872-1907] Son of Edwin Furness.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton worker.

He married Elizabeth Ann Barlow [1877-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Zillah [1900-1972] who married Lionel Vickers [1893-1967]
  2. Edwin [1902-1985]
  3. Evelyn [b 1904]

The children were all born in Sowerby

He died in Sowerby

Furness, David
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Halifax [1857]

Furness, Edmund
[1???-1???] Owned Calico Hall, Halifax

Furness, Edwin
[1837-1901] Son of Moses Furness.

He was an engine tenter [1861].

On 20th May 1861, he married Zillah Bottomley [1837-1908] at Elland Parish Church.


Zillah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. William Bottomley
  2. Frank
  3. Arthur [1866-1892] who never married
  4. Enoch
  5. Caleb
  6. Sarah [b 1877]

Furness, Enoch
[1842-1876] Son of Moses Furness.

He was a stuffer [1869].

On 31st July 1869, he married Lavinia Smith [1847-1907] at Elland Parish Church.


Lavinia was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1869]
  2. twins Edith [1870-1872]
  3. Emily [1870-1871]
  4. Ethel [1872-1954] who married Joseph Travis
  5. Albert Hollas

The children were all born in Sowerby.

Enoch was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [29th June 1876]

Furness, Enoch
[1868-1933] Son of Edwin Furness.

Born in Greetland.

He was an engine tenter [1895].

Elizabeth Hannah Stansfield [1870-1940] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Hannah was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1896]
  2. Jack [1905-1981]

Enoch & Elizabeth Hannah died in Greetland

Furness, Frank
[1863-1942] Born in Barkisland [26th September 1863].

He was an engine tenter [1888].

In 1888, he married Amy Weavill [1870-1947] in Halifax.


Amy was born in Mexborough
 

Children:

  1. Doris May [1897-1990] who married Allen Lockwood Dyson
  2. Stanley Holroyd [1901-1936]
  3. Irene [b 1903]
  4. Lillian [b 1905]
  5. Frank [1907-1994]
  6. Ada Vondaline [1909-1995] who died in Australia [5th December 1995]

The couple died in Huddersfield: Frank [3rd May 1942]

Furness, George
[1858-19??] Son of William Furness, greengrocer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a drayman [1877] / a painter [1891] / a fruit and potato merchant [1901, 1911] / a fruit merchant & commission agent [1915].

In 1877, he married Mary Ellen Hodson [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ellen was born in Manchester, the daughter of George Hodson, overlooker.

She was a fruit sales woman [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. George W [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  3. Edgar [b 1888] who was an errand boy [1901]
  4. Arthur
  5. Annie [b 1893] who was a machinist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 24 Bentley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 2 Westbury Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 64 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Cecil Furness [aged 8] (born in Barnsley) 

Furness, Herbert Stott
[1860-1???] He was a teacher of music [1891].

In 1883, he married Margaret Ross, daughter of Joseph Wadsworth, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Helen A [b 1886]
  2. James R [b 1889]
  3. Eva W [b 1890]

The family lived at 16 Milton Street, Halifax [1891]

Furness, Hollas
[1833-1902] Son of Moses Furness.

He was a cotton spinner.

He married Sarah Binns [1835-1908] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1858-1938] who never married
  2. Sarah [1860-1937] who never married
  3. Moses [1861-1873]
  4. Rachel [1864-1942] who never married
  5. John
  6. Benjamin [1867-1873]
  7. Eliza [1869-1952] who never married
  8. Eva [b 1871] who married Tom Haigh
  9. Elizabeth [1875-1962] who never married
  10. Hollas

The couple died in Sowerby

Furness, Hollas
[1877-1950] Son of Hollas Furness.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a tailor [1901].

In 1901, he married Martha Gillson [1879-1959] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Cleckheaton
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1904]
  2. Richard [1910-1974]

The couple died in Huddersfield

Furness, J.
[18??-19??] Proprietor of Bilberry Hall Pleasure Grounds, Greetland [1905]

Furness, John
[15??-16??] Or Fourness. He gave land to the Curate at Sowerby and established the Furness Charity

Furness, John
[1664-1683] Younger son of Joseph Fourness.

Born 8th January 1664.

His father bequeathed Upper Shibden Hall to him.

He died 29th October 1683.

The epitaph on his memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Furness, Captain John
[1682-1717] Aka Fournis. Of Ovenden Hall.

Son of Samuel Furness.

In 1713, he married Frances Oates.

Children:

  1. Jane [1714-1720]
  2. Susannah [1717-1722]
He had no male heirs.

He was an army Captain and fought with the Duke of Marlborough at the Battle of Blenheim.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions.

See Moorfalls Estate, Northowram

Furness, John
[18??-1914] Son of Thomas Furness.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a violinist.

He was a member of the five man band aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland.

He died when the vessel was accidentally rammed in fog in the Gulf of St Lawrence [29th May 1914]

Furness, John
[1865-1950] Son of Hollas Furness.

Born in Stainland.

He was a house painter [1889].

In 1889, he married Amelia Onions [1870-1950] in Barnsley


Amelia was born in Elsecar
 

Children:

  1. Nellie May [1889-1975] who married Harold Arnell
  2. Sarah Jane [1890-1974] who married Clifford Whitehead
  3. Florence [1893-1969] who married Cyril Timewell

The children were all born in Sowerby

Furness, Moses
[1778-1853] Of Bradley Mill, Stainland.


Question: Is he the same person as Moses Furness?

 

Born in Stainland.

He was a paper manufacturer [1841, 1851].

He married Sarah [1779-1862].


Sarah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1809-13th November 1879] who was a paper finisher [1851], and married Joseph Bateman and was buried at All Souls' Cemetery
  2. (possibly) Lydia [b 1821] who was a dressmaker [1841]

The family lived at 15 Little Bradley, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1841, 1851] was grandson John Furness [b  1836] (woollen piecener).

Moses died 15th September 1853 (aged 75).

Sarah died 26th July 1862 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H14]

Furness, Moses
[1799-1859] Son of John Furness.


Question: Is he the same person as Moses Furness?

 

Born in Stainland.

Baptised at St Andrew's, Stainland [27th January 1799].

He was a watchman [1822].

On 17th April 1822, he married Sarah Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of Jeremiah Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1823]
  2. Eliza [1825-1912] who married Thomas Somerscales
  3. Elizabeth [1827-1891] who married Shaw Singleton
  4. Hannah [1831-1861] who never married
  5. Hollas
  6. Rachael [b 1835]
  7. Edwin
  8. Jemima [1839-1905] who was servant for her sister Elizabeth [1871] & married Nathan Wild
  9. Enoch

The children were born in Stainland.

The couple died in Stainland: Moses [17th June 1859]; Sarah [] (aged 1867) 

Furness, Richard
[17??-18??] Of Hipperholme.

He married Ellen [1793-1864].

Children:

  1. William [1831-1875]
  2. Ann [1832-1853]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Furness, S.
[18??-19??] In 1916, he occupied premises at The Square, Halifax

Furness, Sam
[1854-1916] Born in Greetland.

He was a joiner [1875].

By 1911, he had gone from being a self-employed joiner to operating as a furniture dealer.

On 30th October 1875, he married Mary Ellen Gledhill [1853-1941].


Mary was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Aaron
  2. Benjamin [1878-1913] who was buried with his parents
  3. Ellen [1880-1880] who was buried with her parents
  4. Mary [1882-1883] who was buried with her parents
  5. Fred [1883-1906] who was buried with his parents
  6. Martha [1895-1978] who married [Halifax 1919] Edwin Sykes

The family lived at Delph Cottage, Barkisland [1916, 1941].

The couple died at Delph Cottage: Sam [23rd August 1916]; Mary [25th November 1941].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 281]

Furness, Samuel
[1662-1687] Of Ovenden Hall. Eldest son of Joseph Fourness.

Born 7th December 1661.

He married Jane Brearcliffe.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. Phebe [1687-1699]

He died 20th February 1687.

The epitaph on his memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Furness, Thomas
[18??-1???] He had a music shop in Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

He retired to Southport

Furness, Thomas
[1820-1863] Or Fourness.

He was a coal dealer employing 1 man [1861].

In [Q2] 1852, he married Catherine Dodsworth [1830-1836] in Leyburn.


Catherine was born in Wensleydale, the daughter of Mr Dodsworth
 

They lived at No 2 Yard, Bond Street, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] were lodgers George Normanton, and Mary Normanton [b 1845] (woollen spinner).

Thomas was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [19th June 1863]

After his death, Catherine married George Normanton.

Catherine was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [14th May 1886]

Furness, William Bottomley
[1861-1???] Son of Edwin Furness.

Born in Greetland [20th June 1861].

He was a cotton twiner [1884].

In 1884, he married Sarah Hannah Shaw [1861-1???] in Halifax


Sarah Hannah was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1893]

 

The Furness family
See Calico Hall, Halifax

Furness surname
Other forms of the surname include Farnish, Forness, Fournes, Fourness, Fournis, Furnish and Furniss.

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There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Furness, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Furness:


Marriage 1891
 



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