Foulds ...

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Foulds, AlbertRef 489-176
[1865-1914] Son of John Foulds.

He was principal choir boy at St George's Church, Lee Mount / an accomplished bass singer / a musician [1901] / a member of the Corporation Band, Lee Mount, the Halifax Yeomanry Band & the Yorkshire Huzzars Band / a tenor horn player / a drummer at the Grand Theatre, Halifax [1911] / landlord of the Fountain Head, Pellon [1910-1914].

On 30th April 1887, he married Florabelle Aked [1866-1909] in Halifax.

Florabelle was the daughter of William Aked

They lived at

  • Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • North Castle Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 42 Lee Mount Road, Halifax [1909]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911], was niece Mary Hannah Kelly [b 1891].

Florabelle died Q1 1909 (aged 43).

Albert died 23rd March 1914 (aged 49).

They were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Refs: 311 & 328]

Foulds, ArthurRef 489-345
[1897-1979] Born in Sowerby [13th April 1897].

He was a painter [1921].

In 19th March 1921, he married Lilian Pickles in Halifax.

Lilian was the daughter of
James Pickles


  1. Lena [b 1921]
  2. Raymond [b 1922]
  3. Eric [b 1925]
  4. Rita [b 1928]

The children were born in Halifax

Foulds, CharlesRef 489-363
[1863-19??] Born in Walsden.

He was a baker in Walsden [1915].

The bakery business was at 2 Stones Terrace, Walsden.

He married Mary Hannah [1865-19??].

Mary Hannah was born in Todmorden


  1. Young
  2. Annie [b 1894]
  3. Nellie [b 1897]

They lived at 304 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1901]

Foulds, Hugh JonRef 489-594
[1932-] Born in Bury.

He was Chairman of the Halifax Building Society [1990-1999]

Foulds, JamesRef 489-2
[1760-18??] Son of Richard Foulds.

He was a manufacturer of Dean House, Midgley [1841]

Foulds, JamesRef 489-164
[1831-1890] He married Sarah Akroyd.

Sarah was the daughter of
Jonathan Akroyd


  1. Annis [1867-1868] who died aged 1 year and 11 months
  2. William Edgar [1868-1869] who died aged 1 year and 5  months

They lived at 20 Haley Hill, Halifax [1875].

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Foulds, JamesRef 489-310
[1897-1918] Son of William Foulds.

He was a greengrocer's errand boy [1911] / employed at the Union Jack Stores, Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at 13 Swinton Terrace, Dunkirk, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers [May 1916], then he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He went to France [February 1917].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 21st March 1918 (aged 21).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May, 30th November & 7th December 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Willie also served in the War

Foulds, JohnRef 489-177
[1839-1916] Born in Warley.

He was a print dyer [1871] / a woollen singer [1901].

Around 1864, he married Susan [1840-1904].

Susan was born in Sowerby


  1. Alice [b 1864]
  2. Albert
  3. Mitchell [b 1867]
  4. Annie [b 1869]
  5. (possibly) Margaret [b 1877]
  6. (possibly) Lena [b 1884]

They lived at

  • Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 110 Springhall Lane, Halifax [1904]
  • 6 Plymouth Grove, Halifax [1916]

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Refs: 311 & 328]

Foulds, JohnRef 489-244
[1841-1916] Landlord of the Black Lion, Luddendenfoot [1891-1898]

Foulds, JohnRef 489-526
[1852-19??] He was greengrocer [1911].

He married Unknown.


  1. John [b 1884] who was a fitter machine tool maker [1911]
  2. Laura [1887-19??] who married Ernest Willie Haigh

They lived at 85 Fern Street, Halifax [1907, 1911].

John was a widower by 1911.

Living with the widowed John [in 1911] were daughter Laura & family

Foulds, JosephRef 489-162
[1831-1899] Son of Timothy Foulds.

Born in Warley.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a wool washer [1881].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Jane Denton [1847-1901] in Halifax.

Jane was born in Halifax


  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1873] who married Abraham Wood
  2. George William [b 1876]
  3. Sarah [b 1879]

They lived at

Joseph died 11th March 1899 (aged 68).

Jane died 7th February 1901 (aged 54).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1682]

Foulds, RichardRef 489-547
[17??-1???] He was a shalloon maker.

On 19th June 1738, he married (1) Mary Whipp.


  1. Mary [b 1740] who married Paul Greenwood and had  possibly 15 children
  2. Richard [b 1742]
  3. John [b 1744]
  4. William
  5. Anne [b 1752]
  6. Whipp [b 1753]
  7. Jennet [b 1755]
  8. Thomas
  9. James
  10. Betty [b 17??]

Details of Mary's death / burial place are not yet known.

On 30th November 1767, he married (2) Hannah Atkinson.

in Colne.


  1. Hannah [b 1769]

They lived at Lee, township of Marsden in Colne, Lancashire [1749].

Details of Richard's death / burial place are not yet known

Foulds, RichardRef 489-344
[1842-1902] Born in Warley.

He was a road contractor.

He married Eunice Ann Gledhill [1841-1900].

Eunice Ann was born in Ovenden


  1. Edna Wilkinson (Foulds) [1869-1941] who married John Barrett

Richard died 23rd July 1902

Foulds, SamRef 489-312
[18??-1918] Born in Sheffield.

He lived in Halifax.

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

He died 20th July 1918.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Foulds, ThomasRef 489-548
[1756-1846] Son of Richard Foulds.

He was a manufacturer of cotton piece goods and lived at Dean House, Midgley [1841].

He had business at Oats Royd

Foulds, ThomasRef 489-1225
[1856-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a cotton and woollen piece inspector [1891].

He married Eliza J. [1857-1???].

They lived at 41 Briggate, Brighouse [1891]

Foulds, TimothyRef 489-232
[1796-18??] Born in Warley.

He was a labourer [1841, 1851].

Around 1827, he married Margaret [1796-18??].

Margaret was born in Horsforth


  1. William [b 1827] who was a woollen piecer [1841], a wool  comber [1851]
  2. Joseph
  3. Ellen [b 1834] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  4. Sarah [b 1837] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. John [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851]

They lived at

  • Lower Oldfield, Warley [1841]
  • 22 Holmfield, Northowram [1851]

Foulds, TimothyRef 489-516
[1814-1894] Son of Thomas Foulds [b 1796]

Born in Midgley.

He was a carpet weaver [1851] / a worsted carpet weaver [1861] / a carpet weaver [1871, 1881] / a retired carpet weaver [1891].

In [Q2] 1842, he married (1) Grace Foster [1816-1853] in Halifax.

Grace was born in Wadsworth


  1. Susannah [b 1843] who was a pupil teacher [1861], a national school mistress [1871]

Grace died in Bradford [Q1 1853].

In [Q1] 1853, he married (2) Sarah in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax.

She was the widow of Joseph Woodhead


The family lived at

Timothy died in Halifax [Q1 1894] (aged 79).

Sarah died at Birkdale, Southport [2nd January 1896] (aged 68), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4536] with her first husband

Foulds, WilliamRef 489-546

On 11th February 1768, he married Mary Hindson at Heptonstall Church.


  1. Sarah / Sally [b 30th November 1768; d 1836] who  married James Hartley
  2. William [b 19th June 1774]
  3. Thomas [b 29th October 1776]
  4. James [b 19th October 1779]
  5. Jenny [b 4th June 1782]
  6. Richard [b 16th October 1785 ; regd Birchcliffe 1st  September 1787]

The children were registered at Birchcliffe Church by Rev John Sutcliffe [1st September 1787].

The family lived at Heptonstall

Foulds, WilliamRef 489-267
[1872-19??] Son of Joseph Foulds, innkeeper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a plasterer of Knight Street, Halifax [1893] / a plasterer [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Mary Annie Pickles [1871-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Annie, of Threadneedle Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Robert Pickles, carter


  1. Mabel [b 1895] who was a reeler [1911]
  2. Willie
  3. James
  4. Ivy [b 1900]
  5. Ellen [b 1901]
  6. Connie [b 1903]
  7. Lenard [b 1906]
  8. Arthur [b 1909]
  9. Herbert [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 35 Cromer Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 36 Timber Street, King Cross, Halifax [1911]

Foulds, WillieRef 489-266
[1896-19??] DCM, MM.

Son of William Foulds

He was a butcher's errand boy [1911].

He lived at 13 Swinton Terrace, Dunkirk.

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

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1918] for

conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

He took command of his platoon when the officer and sergeant had been wounded and led the men forward under heavy machine gun fire to attack a farm from which the enemy were holding up our advance. He captured the strong point in spite of casualties, and enabled the line to advance. He displayed qualities of a high order of ability and leadership, and his example of courage and coolness under fire inspired the men he was leading


and the Military Medal for gallantry (as a stretcher bearer).

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [5th January 1918].

His younger brother James died in the War

Foulds, YoungRef 489-362
[1891-1948] Son of Charles Foulds.

He was a wholesale baker in Walsden (with his father).

During World War I, he enlisted [4th December 1915] and served with the Grenadier Guards.

He was discharged on 27th November 1918.

He survived the War though a skin infection, which he attributed to medication administered to war wounds, meant that his bakery work was affected and he had to wear gloves


Foulds surnameRef 489-1

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

There are 21 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Foulds, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Foulds

Marriages 1804, 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 4719


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