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Fox, Abraham FieldingRef 245-719
[1853-1938] Son of William Fox.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a joiner [1871, 1881] / a joiner & builder (employer) [1901, 1911] / partner in William Fox & Sons.

In 1889, he married Annie Ord [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of King Cross, Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Cowle Thompson Ord, a warehouse man
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 39 Pleasant Street, Warley [1891]
  • 14 Princess Street, Sowerby Bridge [1905, 1901, 1911]

Fox, Rev Arthur W.Ref 245-698
[18??-19??] MA.

Minister at Todmorden Unitarian Church [1905, 1917].

He is recorded as being a lecturer at the photographic group of the Todmorden Conservative Club [1908]

Fox, BenjaminRef 245-11
[1841-1917] Son of Saville Fox.

Born in Elland.

He was a goods porter [1871] / a railway goods checker [1881, 1891, 1901] / a retired railwayman [1911].

In [Q1] 1871, he married Lydia Haigh [1844-1929] in Halifax.


Lydia was born in Stainland
 

Children:

The family lived at

  • Brow Bridge, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871, 1881]
  • Green Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891, 1901]
  • 57 Green Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1911]

Living with them [in 1871] were Lydia's sisters Sarah Haigh [b 1847] (woollen weaver), Elizabeth Haigh [b 1851] (woollen twister)  & Mary Ann Haigh [b 1854] (woollen twister).

Living with them [in 1881] were Lydia's sisters & Mary Ann Haigh [b 1854] (woollen weaver).

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] was Lydia's sister Mary Ann Haigh [b 1854] (woollen weaver).

Benjamin died 6th June 1917 (aged 77).

Lydia died 3rd March 1929 (aged 85).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: S10] with Lydia's sisters Sarah [1847-12th November 1881] & Mary Ann Haigh [1854-3rd August 1930], and the family of his brother-in-law Benjamin Shaw

Fox, C. J.Ref 245-4
[18??-19??] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a member of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows.

During World War I, he enlisted with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Fox, CharlesRef 245-6
[1859-1907] Born in Southowram.

He was a butcher & grocer.

On 10th May 1880, he married Susannah Womersley in Halifax (in a double wedding with her sister Emily & John Carter).


Susannah was the daughter of Edward Womersley
 

Children:

  1. Annie Louisa [1880-8th February 1954] who never married
  2. Annie Louisa [b 1880]
  3. Ann [b 1882]
  4. Emily [1884-20th September 1933] who married Mr Brook, & was buried in Philadelphia, USA
  5. Charles James [b 1886]
  6. Edward Womersley [1887-28th March 1950]
  7. Catherine [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • Pye Nest [1907]

The couple died at 9 Darnes Ave, Pye Nest: Charles [21st September 1907] (aged 47); Susannah [13th September 1943] (aged 84).

They & other members of the family () were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F29]

Fox, Charles EdwardRef 245-302
[1864-1938] Son of Charles James Fox.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an architect / partner in Jackson & Fox

In [Q4] 1888, he married Alice Ann Smith in Ormskirk.

Children:

  1. Charles Horace [1892-1955]
  2. Alice Marion [1894-1929] who married George Maddock

The family lived at 20 Elm View, Halifax [where he died 1938].

He died 9th May 1938.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £13,144 18/4d. Probate was granted to Charle Horace Fox (architect) and George Maddock

Fox, Charles JamesRef 245-827
[1840-1926] He was an architect at 7 Rawson Street, Halifax / honorary founder member of the Halifax Art Society

In 1863, he married Mary Harriet Stott [1841-1915] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charles Edward
  2. William Stott [b 1868]
  3. Samuel [b 1870] who was a boiler manufacturer [1926]
  4. John Richard [b 1872]
  5. Bertha Harriet [b 1874]
  6. Emily Maude [b 1878]
  7. Helen Louise [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 31 West View, Hopwood Lane [1905]
  • Trimmingham Villas, Halifax [where he died 1926]

He died 23rd July 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,436 4/10d. Probate was granted to sons Charles Edward and Samuel

Fox, DavidRef 245-13
[1832-1887] Son of John Fox.

Born 30th January 1832.

He was a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen manager [1861] / a woollen manufacturer / a member of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1880s] / a staunch Liberal / a supporter of St John's Church, West Vale / vicar's warden at St John's Church [1886, 1887] / President of West Vale Liberal Club [1882] / owner of Onecliffe Mill, West Vale [1882].

On 23rd December 1865, he married Jane Thompson [1834-1882] at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Jane, of Park Nook, Southowram, was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1867-1868]
  2. John Thomas [1867-1869]
  3. Mary Jane [1869-1869]
  4. Harry [1870-1872]
  5. Lillian [b 1873]

The family lived at Far Onecliffe, West Vale.

Jane died in West Vale [20th September 1882].

David died in West Vale [5th October 1887].

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Fox, David J.Ref 245-71
[1947-] At the age of 39, he was the youngest Mayor of Calderdale [1986-1987]

Fox, David WrightRef 245-383
[18??-1???] Of The Crescent, Hipperholme. Stuff manufacturer at Uppercroft Mill, Bradford

Fox, EdwardRef 245-1299
[1???-1???] Greengrocer with a stand at Grove Street, Halifax. He was a well-known figure in the town.

On 11th February 1856, he hanged himself, from the head rail of his bed, by a cotton handkerchief. He was found by his wife.

At the Inquest, Mrs Fox explained that

the protracted sickness and death of an adult daughter had involved the family in difficulties which preyed upon his mind, and had led him to indulge more freely in drink

The jury brought a verdict

Hanged himself whilst in a fit of temporary insanity, caused by monetary difficulties and indulgence in intoxicating liquors

Fox, Evelyn Mary JessamineRef 245-330
[19??-19??] Daughter of Edward H. Fox of Adbury Park, Hampshire.

In 1927, she married Captain Sir John Armytage.

They divorced in 1947.

In 1948, she is referred to as Mrs John Cooper of Ovington Square, London.

In 1962, she is referred to as Mrs J. Wooldridge of Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire

Fox, FriendRef 245-3
[1883-1916] Born in West Vale.

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

He died 3rd September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B],

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Fox, GeorgeRef 245-67
[1624-1691] Around 1649, he assembled several existing groups – such as the Seekers – who rejected all forms of organised religion, and founded the Children of Light, later known as the Quakers and the Society of Friends.

In October 1650, he was charged with preaching illegally, and at the trial urged Judge Gervase Bennet to

tremble at the word of the Lord

Bennet replied that the only quaker in court was Fox himself – the name was used from that time.

At the invitation of Thomas Taylor, he came to speak in Brighouse in 1654 and 1666. He visited Southowram several times.

See Friends Meeting House, Brighouse and Rev Christopher Taylor

Fox, GeorgeRef 245-5
[1805-18??] Born in Southowram.

He was landlord of the Pack Horse, Southowram [1851].

He married Martha Swaine [1816-1???]

Fox, HenryRef 245-20
[1806-1???] He was publican at the Spa Inn, Rishworth [1841].

Around 1828, he married Mary [1803-1???].

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1828]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1832]
  3. William [b 1840]

Fox, Henry SavileRef 245-823
[18??-19??] Lord of the Manor of Barkisland [1917]

Fox, Henry SutcliffeRef 245-687
[1895-1917] Son of Herbert Fox.

He was a member of St John's Church, West Vale & Choir / educated at West Vale Board School & Grace Ramsden's Endowed School / a cotton spinner apprentice [1911] / apprenticed to his uncles, Ben & Thomas Sutcliffe at Victoria Mills, West Vale / a student of Shackleton Pollard / deputy organist at St John's Church, West Vale, [after his father's death].

He lived at 51 Rochdale Road, West Vale.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then transferred and served as a Signaller with the 64th Brigade Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He trained in Grantham, before being sent to France. He suffered an attack of pneumonia and was hospitalised in England.

He was sent to Egypt, and was drowned at sea during the journey [31st December 1917] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd February 1918].

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref F 14].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Fox, HerbertRef 245-449
[1863-1914] Son of Joseph Fox.

Born in Greetland.

He was a piano dealer in West Vale [1901] / a musical instrument dealer of Adelaide, West Vale [1903] / a coal merchant [1911] / organist and choirmaster at St John's Church, West Vale [for 35 years].

He established the Victoria Music Rooms, West Vale.

He married (1) Ruth Ellen Sutcliffe.


Ruth Ellen was born in Greetland, the daughter of James Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Henry Sutcliffe
  2. Edith Harriet [b 1897] who was a blouse maker's apprentice [1911]
  3. Joseph Herbert [b 1901]

The children were born in Greetland.

Ruth Ellen died (possibly in childbirth) in 1901.

On 23rd February 1903, he married (2) Susannah Garside [1869-19??] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Susannah, of Dean Street, West Vale, was born in Horwich, Lancashire, the daughter of John James Garside, joiner
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Saddleworth Road, Greetland [1901]
  • 13 Bedford Street, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Susannah's brother William Garside [b 1874] (railway signalman).

Herbert died 22nd November 1914.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £690 0/5d.

Probate was granted to Harry Gladstone Turner (schoolmaster)  and Reuben Mitchell Brooke (draftsman) 

Fox, Isaac TolsonRef 245-14
[1837-1904] Son of William Fox.

Born in Northowram.

He was a woollen piecer [1851] / an overlooker woollen spinner [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a wool warehouseman [1881].

In [Q3] 1859, he married Rachel Sykes in Halifax.


Rachel was the daughter of John Sykes.

She was a cotton winder [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1860] who was a bobbin sider [1871]

The family lived at

  • New Town, Northowram [1861]
  • 6 South Darley Street, Halifax [with Rachel's widowed father 1881]

Fox, JamesRef 245-1314
[1811-1869] Son of Joseph Fox.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a wheelwright / a carpenter [1841] / a timber merchant [1851, 1861] / landlord of the George, Rastrick [taking over from his brother John 1859, 1861].

In 1833, he married (1) Ann (Nancy) Dearden [1811-1841] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. son who died in infancy
  3. Hannah [b 1838]
  4. Nancy Mary
  5. Sarah [b 1841]

Nancy died in childbirth.

On 30th June 1859, he married (2) Susannah (Susan) Thornton [1810-1878] from Huddersfield, at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at Shepherd House, Fixby [1841, 1851].

Living next door to them in 1861 was son Joseph and family.

James, his mother Hannah, and his wives Nancy & Susannah were buried at Rastrick Church

Fox, JamesRef 245-7720
[1828-1878] Of Halifax.

He married (1) Mary Ellen [1831-1858].

Children:

  1. James Dillon [1855-1901]
  2. Mary Emma [1858-1877]

He married (2) Ann.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1868-1871]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1985]

Fox, JohnRef 245-128
[1799-18??] Son of William Fox.

He was a manufacturer at Onecliffe Mills, West Vale [1873].

On 6th December 1823, he married Rachel Lumb of Barkisland

Fox, JohnRef 245-382
[18??-1???] Manufacturer of West Vale.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

In February 1884, whilst he and his wife were at church, 4 boys – William Lumb (who lived next door to the Fox family), James William Kemp, Frank Heywood, and Walter Sykes - broke into the house. They shared the proceeds of their robbery (£3 14/-) amongst themselves. They all pleaded guilty, and received 6 strokes of the birch, except Kemp who was ordered to pay £1

Fox, JohnRef 245-12
[1800-1874] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 20 men & 10 women [1851] / a woollen manufacturer employing 4 men, 6 women & 10 boys & girls [1861] / a mill owner employing 3 men [1871].

He married Rachel Lumb.


Rachel was born in Barkisland, the daughter of
Samuel Lumb
 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Anne [b 1831]
  3. David

The family lived at

John died 25th February 1874 (aged 74).

Rachel died 14th September 1879 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O7] with Rachel's parents

Fox, Rev JohnRef 245-582
[18??-19??] He was a member of the Manchester City Mission before becoming Evangelist-in-Charge at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church [1896, 1902]. He lived at Hollins Lane [1905].

On 21st April 1906, his mother Elizabeth died at York (aged 83).

She was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Fox, JohnRef 245-1020
[1813-1859] Son of Joseph Fox.

He was a carpenter / landlord of the Upper George, Rastrick [1851].

He never married.

After his death, his brother James took over at the Upper George

Fox, JohnRef 245-2
[1828-1900] He was a farm labourer

On 14th October 1841, he married Elizabeth Hutchinson [1828-1869] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann 14th February 1854-1882 who married Abraham Womersley

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [O 5]

Fox, JohnRef 245-9
[1831-1901] Son of Miles Fox.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen spinner [1851, 1861] / a woollen manufacturer [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 8 persons [1881] / a retired woollen spinner [1891] / a retired woollen manufacturer [1901].

On 28th December 1871, he married (1) Ellen Dyson [1830-1874] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

Ellen died in Halifax [9th October 1874] (aged 44).

On 25th December 1875, he married (2) Delia Howe [1834-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.


Deliah / Delilah was born in Greetland, the daughter of Aaron Howe.

She was a woollen warper [1881], a woollen burler [1891]

 

They had no children.

They lived at Saddleworth Road, Elland-Cum-Greetland [1881, 1891, 1901].

John died 2nd October 1901 (aged 70).

Delia died 27th April 1913 (aged 79).

They were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Fox, JohnRef 245-240
[1844-1900] Son of William Fox.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a plumber [1861, 1871, 1880] / partner in W. Fox & Sons [until 1881] / a plumber & glazier [1881, 1891] / a plumber [1893].

He married (1) Eliza [1843-18??].


Eliza was born in Poynton, Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. George William [b 1870] who was a plumber [1891]
  2. Herbert [b 1872] who was a cabinet maker [1891]
  3. Ernest Nicholl [b 1882] who was a chemist's apprentice [1901]
  4. James Edgar [b 1885] who was a saw mill engineer's clerk [1901]

In 1880, he married (2) Martha Nicholl [1852-1???] at St Peter's, Sowerby.


Martha was the daughter of James Nicholl, farmer
 

The family lived at

  • Beech, Warley, [1871]
  • Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 37 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 4 College Terrace, King Cross, Halifax [1900, 1901]

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder Seth Kirkham [aged 13] (plumber's apprentice).

In 1881, son George William was living with his Fox grandparents at Bolton Brow, Skircoat.

John died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [29th September 1900].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,823. Probate was granted to his widow Martha and Fred Lumb (compositor).

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1901] were niece Sarah A Hellawell [aged 27] (head mistress infants' school), and boarder Edith M Francis [aged 29] (assistant teacher) from Liverpool

An item in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle [20th January 1905] announced

WILL OF THE LATE JOHN FOX, Master Plumber, of Sowerby Bridge

I leave my entire estate in the charge of trustees to pay the income therefrom to my wife during her lifetime, and at her death to call in and divide the same equally amongst my four sons, and I appoint my friend, Mr. Fred Lumb, a trustee – Value of estate about £1200

Fox, JohnRef 245-633
[1886-19??] Son of John Fox, whitesmith.

Born in Greetland.

He was a painter & decorator of 18 Middle Dean Street, West Vale [1910] / a house painter [1911].

In [Q1] 1910, he married Mary Elizabeth Priestley at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of
Farrar Priestley
 

The family lived at

  • 7 Princess Street, Greetland [1911]
  • 2 Middle Dean Street, West Vale [1916]

Living with them [in 1911] were Mary Elizabeth's younger siblings: Emma & Farrar

Fox, JosephRef 245-19
[1832-1862] Son of Joseph Fox.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a worsted twister [1851] / an overlooker [1858].

On 16th May 1858, he married Ann Habergham at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was the daughter of Silvanus Habergham
 

Children:

  1. Ann Matilda [1859-1935]
  2. Frederick [1861-1924]

Joseph died 12th November 1862 (aged 30).

On 29th April 1872, Ann married (2) Richard Priestley

Ann died 29th January 1873

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3974], with Joseph, and Joseph's sister Martha

After the death of their parents, the children were living with their aunt, Ruth Ann Habergham [1834-1900] in West Vale [1881]

Fox, JosephRef 245-21
[1789-1859] Born in Barkisland

He was a stone mason [1841, 1851].

On 26th December 1811, he married Hannah Simpson [1790-1867] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. John [1812-1821]
  2. Miles
  3. Thomas [1816-1821]
  4. James [1818-1868]
  5. Sally [1822-1832]
  6. Charles [1824-1854]
  7. (possibly) twins Mary [1826-1882] [bapt 27th December 1826]
  8. Martha [1826-1864] (bapt 27th December 1826) who was a cotton card room hand [1851], & was buried
  9. Betty [1829-1901] who was a cotton card room hand [1851]
  10. Luke [1831-1879] who was a cotton twister [1851]
  11. Joseph

All the children were baptized at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Barkisland [1841]
  • Small Lees Mill, Soyland [1851]
  • Ovenden
Joseph and Hannah died at Ovenden.

They and their children John, Thomas & Sally were at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Daughter Martha, son Joseph & Joseph's wife Ann are buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Fox, JosephRef 245-6240
[1780-1836] He was a farmer of 17 acres / a carpenter [1808, 1825].

On 4th May 1807, he married Hannah Thornton [1783-1863] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1808-1873]
  2. James
  3. John
  4. Thomas [b 1816]
  5. Elizabeth [1818-1889] who married Thomas Helm
  6. Hannah [b 1821] who was a milliner
  7. Martha Thornton [1825-1900]

After his death, Hannah carried on with her husband's carpentry business and the farm. She also helped her son John at the Upper George, Rastrick

Hannah was buried at Rastrick Church with her son James Fox and his wives

Fox, JosephRef 245-18
[1801-18??] He was a labourer [1841].

He married Grace [1803-18??].


Grace was born in Fixby.

She was a mangle keeper [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1828] who was a stone miner [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1831] who was a worsted power loom weaver [1851], & married John Haigh
  3. Joseph [b 1840]

The family lived at Toothill Bank, Rastrick [1841, 1851]

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger John Haigh. Joseph died between 1841 & 1851

Fox, JosephRef 245-1315
[1834-1877] Son of James Fox.

He was a timber merchant [1851, 1861].

On 17th August 1858, he married Ann, daughter of John Thomas Armitage

Children:

  1. James Armitage (Fox) [b 1860]

In 1861, the family were living next door to father James Fox at the George, Rastrick.

The family lived at Castle Hill, Rastrick

Fox, Rev JosephRef 245-49
[1836-1910] Curate at Heptonstall around 1910. In 1901, he wrote an account of the coiners

Fox, JosephRef 245-7
[1836-1920] Son of Miles Fox.

Born in Greetland.

He was a talented musician / an apprentice tinner [1851] / a tinner & brazier employing 1 man [1861] / a master spinner [1871] / a mill furnisher.

On 30th March 1861, he married Harriet Bettison [1841-1891] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1862]
  2. Herbert [b 1863]
  3. Ann Elizabeth [b 1867]
  4. Emilie Helen [14th August 1884-1946] who never married and died in Knaresborough

Harriet died in West Vale [16th June 1891].

On 12th June 1895, Joseph married (2) Eliza Jane Andrews [1853-1923] in Halifax.


Eliza Jane was born in Newmarket
 

The family lived at Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871].

Joseph died in Rotherham [13th April 1920].

Eliza died in Rotherham [12th December 1923].

Joseph & his wives were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Fox, LewisRef 245-310
[1886-1946] Born in Sowerby.

He was a labourer [1908].

On 25th July 1908, he married Mary Agnes in Sowerby.


Mary Agnes was the daughter of
James Henry Wilson
 

Children:

  1. Norman [b 1913]
  2. Kenneth [b 1916]

The children were born in Halifax

Fox, Sir Lionel WrayRef 245-68
[1895-1961] CB, MC.

Son of Sam Fox.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax, and Hertford College Oxford.

During World War I, he served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

In 1916, Lieutenant Lionel Wray Fox was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry.

He entered the Home Office in 1919, and did much work with the Prison Commission, on delinquency, crime and the treatment of offenders.

He wrote for the Encyclopædia Britannica and the British Journal of Delinquency, and was President of the United Nations European Consultative Group on prevention of crime and treatment of offenders [1951-1960].

He was created a CB in 1948, and was knighted in 1953.

In 1921, he married Marjorie Horner.


Marjorie was the daughter of Charles Henry Horner
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter

Marjorie died in Bristol [18th December 1987]

Fox, LukeRef 245-16
[1758-1837]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Miles [1792-23rd December 1805]

Luke died 31st October 1837 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: F4]

Fox, Madame AnneRef 245-130
[19??-1???] Music teacher and organist at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.

She married Ivor Whiteley.

She lived at 39 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1949]

Fox, MargaretRef 245-223
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Fox, MilesRef 245-9990
[1814-1906] Son of Joseph Fox.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a silk spinner of Ovenden [1838] / a cotton twiner [1851] / a cotton twister [1871] / a yeast dealer (travl) [1881] / living on his own means [1891] / a retired yeast dealer [1901].

He was also a Liberal and a Chartist.

In [Q1] 1838, he married (1) Frances Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances born in Rishworth, was a weaver and daughter of George Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1841] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  2. Miles [b 1843] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  3. Fenton [b 1845]
  4. John [b 1847] who was a (widower) cotton twister [1871]
  5. Benjamin [b 1850]
  6. Hannah [b 1857] who was a cotton piecer [1871]

Frances died [Q3] 1880 (aged 67).

In [Q4] 1880, he married (2) Mary Jane Edmondson [1840-1???].


Mary Jane was born in Bradford
 

The family lived at

  • Hebble Mills, Ovenden [with Frances's parents 1841]
  • Lane Ends, Ovenden [1851]
  • Beech, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • 13 Claremount Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 16 Waterloo Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Providence Place, Sowerby [1901, 1906]
  • 5 Lower Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Miles died at Providence Place, Sowerby [5th June 1906] (aged 92).

An obituary in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle noted that

he was Sowerby Bridge's oldest inhabitant, and had lived in the reign of 5 English monarchs

Fox, MilesRef 245-8
[1805-1875] Born in Elland.

He was a spinner [1841] / a woollen spinner [1851, 1861].

He married Betty [1807-1887].


Betty was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1828] who was a woollen feeder [1851]
  2. John
  3. Alice [1830-1834] who died aged 3 years & 10 months
  4. Alice [1834-23rd March 1859] who was a woollen feeder [1851]
  5. Joseph
  6. Esther [b 1838] who was a woollen piecener [1851], a woollen power loom weaver [1861]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1841] who was a woollen part-timer [1851], a woollen weaver [1871]
  8. Ellen [30th September 1843-2nd May 1896] who was an errand girl [1851], a woollen power loom weaver [1861], a woollen weaver [1871]
  9. Levi [1846-1869] who was a woollen piecener [1861]
  10. Anne [b 1849] who was a woollen warper [1871]
  11. William [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • Holywell Green [1841]
  • Adelaide Place, Halifax [1851]
  • West Vale, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Saddleworth Road, Elland-Cum-Greetland [1871]

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K3]

Fox, RalphRef 245-105
[1900-1936] Writer and lecturer.

Born in Halifax [30th March 1900]. He was educated at Heath Grammar School and Oxford University..

In 1920, he was a founder member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.

He published several books including This was their youth – which was set in Halifax, and biographies of Lenin and Genghis Khan [1936] – which weren't.

He fought in the Spanish Civil War and was killed fighting near Córdoba [3rd January 1937].

A bench dedicated to Fox was placed in Bull Green [1950]. A new bench was dedicated to him in the Piece Hall [2010]

Fox, S. W. L.Ref 245-60
[1???-18??] He was lord of the Manor of Warley

Fox, SamuelRef 245-17
[1827-1873] Son of John Fox.

He was a woollen manager [1861].

In 1869, he married Frances Bottomley [1827-1886] in Knaresborough.


Frances was born in Greetland .

She had two children:

  1. Isabella [1852-1894] who was buried with Frances & Samuel
  2. John William Herbert [1864-1947] who died in Leeds

Both children were baptised with the surname Bottomley but changed their names to Fox after Frances & Samuel married.

John names Samuel as his father on his marriage record, but there is no firm evidence that either child belongs to Samuel

 

Samuel died in West Vale [4th March 1873].

Frances died in West Vale [18th November 1886].

The couple were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Fox, SamuelRef 245-574
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller [1901] / a company director (boiler manufacturer) employer [1911]

In 1893, he married Minnie Wray [1871-1951] in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.


Minnie was born in Irby, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Lionel Wray
  2. Ralph Winston [b 1900]
  3. Ernest Wray [b 1903]
  4. Samuel Wray [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 20 First Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Elmfield Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • Roseneath, Halifax [1916]

Fox, SavilleRef 245-10
[1809-1863] Son of Sarah & William Fox.

Born in Greetland [15th February 1809].

Baptised at Elland [30th April 1809].

He was a woollen spinner [1841, 1851] / a woollen slubber [1861].

He married Hannah [1790-1866].


Hannah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1822-29th January 1847]
  2. Ann [bapt 1st March 1835]
  3. Nancy [1835-16th September 1847]
  4. Harriet [1836-27th October 1855]
  5. Hugh Haigh [b 1839] who married [Elland 16th March 1868] Ellen Jackson, daughter of John Jackson
  6. Benjamin
  7. Sarah Ann [1843-26th September 1863]
  8. Ruth [b 1850]
  9. Martha [1854-1883] who married Benjamin Shaw

The family lived at

  • Bank Bottom, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
  • 72 Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]

Saville died 23rd November 1863 (aged 54).

Hannah died 6th December 1866 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: R2]

Fox, ThomasRef 245-124
[17??-17??] Of West Vale.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Fox, ThomasRef 245-242
[1843-1???] Son of William Fox

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a plumber [1861] / partner in W. Fox & Sons [until 1881] / a plumber [1901]

He married Selina [1841-19??]


Selina was born in Eltham, London
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1875] who was a solicitor's clerk [1901]
  2. Arthur [b 1879] who was a brass moulder [1901]

The family lived at 37 Upper Washer Lane, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Thomas's widowed mother Ann

Fox, Rev W.Ref 245-526
[18??-1???] Recorded in 1889, when he performed burials at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Fox, WilliamRef 245-127
[1773-18??] Son of Thomas Fox.

Baptised at Square Chapel [1773].

He was a weaver.

On 27th December 1798, he married Sarah Dyson of Elland.

Children:

  1. John

Fox, WilliamRef 245-605
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor at Martin's Bak Chambers, Halifax [1934].

He qualified in November 1915

Fox, WilliamRef 245-15
[1806-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a saddler [1841, 1851].

He married Hannah [1811-1???].


Hannah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1835] who was a carpet printer [1851]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1832]
  3. Isaac Tolson
  4. McClement [b 1840]
  5. Josh Siddle [b 1844]
  6. Ruth Harriet [b 1847]
  7. James [b 1849]

The family lived at Old Lane, Halifax [1841, 1851]

Fox, WilliamRef 245-244
[1815-1891] Son of Thomas Fox, joiner.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a joiner of Sowerby Bridge [1840] / a joiner & builder [1851] / a joiner employing 2 men & 12 boys [1861] / a builder employing 7 men & 13 boys [1871] / master joiner & builder [1881]

On 17th May 1840, he married Mary Ann Fielding at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Abraham Fielding
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1841-1902] who was an invalid [1861]
  2. Eliza Jane [1843-1903] who married James Henry Atkinson
  3. William Henry
  4. Amelia [1850-1934] who was a dress maker [1871] and married Charles Rushworth
  5. Abraham Fielding
  6. Mary [b 1856]
  7. James [1859-1945] who was a clerk [1881]

The family lived at

  • 6 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1871, 1881]

Fox, WilliamRef 245-225
[1818-18??] Son of Thomas Fox, a porter.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a plumber & glazier [1842] / a plumber &c [1851] / a plumber employing 4 men & 3 boys [1861] / a master plumber & glazier employing 4 men & 2 boys [1881]

He established W. Fox & Sons.

In 1842, he married Ann Hoyle [1819-1905] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Ann, of Warley, was the daughter of Luke Hoyle, a porter
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Hannah [b 1846]
  4. Sarah A [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • Chapel Lane, Skircoat [1851]
  • Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1881]
  • 19 & 20 Grove Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 20 East Parade, Sowerby Bridge [1893]

Living with them [in 1881] was grandson George W Fox [aged 11].

William died 2nd July 1893.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,090. Probate was granted to his widow Ann, son John, and James Farrar, gentleman.

In 1901, Ann was living with son Thomas & family

Fox, Rev William HarperRef 245-485
[18??-1???] Minister at Ripponden Congregational Church [1878-1892]

Fox, William HenryRef 245-493
[1845-1908] Son of William Fox.

He was a woollen dryer [1861] / a joiner [1871].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Elizabeth Ann Crossley in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of James Crossley. After the death of her father, Elizabeth Ann took over at the Oddfellows' Arms, Sowerby Bridge
 

After the marriage, the couple ran the pub until 1899.

They retired in 1899, and lived at 145 Park Crescent, Bolton Brow, where they both died.

William Henry died 14th December 1908.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,728 1/4d. Probate was granted to Joseph William Atkinson and Charles William Rushworth

 

Fox surnameRef 245-1

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

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Fox, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Fox:


Marriages 1835, 1906; Death 1810
 



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