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Gregson, MrRef 448-5510
[18??-18??] He married Mary Ann [1836-1???].


  1. William [b 1859] who was a finisher [1881]
  2. J. E. [b 1861] who was a moulder [1881]
  3. Charles
  4. James [b 1855] who was a silk dresser [1881]
  5. Margaret Ellen [b 1873]
  6. Fred [b 1876]
  7. Alf [b 1881]

They lived at 23 Mill Lane, Brighouse [1881].

Mary Ann Gregson was a beer retailer in Mill Lane, Brighouse [1877]

Gregson, AbrahamRef 448-733
[1853-1931] Born in Queensbury.

He was a reed manufacturer (employer) / a partner in Law and Gregson / a wire reed maker (employer) [1911] / a reed maker weaving cotton goods at Vale Mill, Todmorden (own  account) [1911].

In [Q3] 1874, he married Emma Sykes [1852-1939] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Southowram


  1. Fred [b 1875] who was a reed maker [1891]
  2. Ada [b 1878] who was a tailoress [1891] and married  Wilfred Greenwood
  3. Aaron [b 1880] who was a cotton reacher in [1891]
  4. Emily [b 1882]
  5. Edgar [b 1886] who was a cotton warp twister [1911]
  6. Walter [b 1888] who was an engineer iron turner [1911]
  7. Ernest [b 1891] who was an engineer iron turner [1911]

They lived at

  • 3 White Platts Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • Joshua Street, Todmorden [1905]
  • 38 Joshua Street, Todmorden [1911, 1921]

Abraham died Q1 1931 (aged 78).

Emma died Q3 1939 (aged 87).

They both died in Todmorden

Gregson, Albert RileyRef 448-718
[1841-1???] Illegitimate son of Fanny Gregson of Shelf.

Born in Halifax [Q4 1841]; baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [25th December 1853]

Gregson, AlfredRef 448-7200
[18??-1???] Of Rastrick.

He married Fanny [1840-1869].


  1. Sarah Hannah [1863-1864] who died aged 14 months
  2. Emily [1864-1865] who died aged 5 months
  3. Alice [1866-1867] who died 1 year & 8 months

His wife & daughters were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Gregson, CharlesRef 448-9381
[1863-1926] Son of Mr Gregson.

He was a silk dresser [1881] / a wire galvaniser [1891, 1901].

In [Q3] 1888, he married (1) Ann Ramsden [1868-1900] in Halifax.

Ann was the daughter of Richard Ramsden


  1. James
  2. Cora [b 1892]
  3. Ramsden [b 1893-1895]
  4. John George [b 1896]
  5. Jane [b 1898]
  6. Ann [b 1900]

Ann died in March 1900, aged 32, shortly after the birth of daughter Ann.

In [Q4] 1900, he married (2) Lavinia Tann [1865-1944] in Huddersfield.

They lived at

  • 38 Mill Lane, Brighouse [1891]
  • 23 Foundry Street [1901]

Gregson, DonaldRef 448-1056
[1923-1996] Son of Oswald Son of Oswald Gregson.

Landlord of the Duke of York, Stone Chair (taking over from his father) [1955-1960]

Gregson, EdwardRef 448-717
[1855-1927] (Possibly) son of Thomas Gregson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brushmaker [1871] / a photographer & brush finisher [1881] / an artist photographer [1891] / a photographer (own account) [1901] / a photographer [1911].

He was at Electric & Daylight Studio, Halifax, Central Portrait Rooms, Halifax [1865, 1874], and Talbot Road, Blackpool [1870s]

In [Q1] 1878, he married Mary Hughes [1857-1914] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Anglesey


  1. Edith [1879-1946] who was a photo retoucher [1901], never  married and died at 23 Arnold Street, Halifax [28th December 1946]
  2. Emily Gertrude [b 1882] who was a book binder [1901],  married [Halifax 1910] Arthur Wilson, and died at 7 Wesley  Terrace, Halifax [29th September 1923]
  3. Thomas Edward [b 1887] who was a solicitor's office boy  [1901], a soap traveller [1911]
  4. Nellie [b 1889] who was a cork counter [1911]

They lived at

  • 21 Commercial Road, Halifax [1881]
  • 18 Bedford Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Bedford Cottage, 70 Lister Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 70 Lister Lane, Halifax [1911]

Mary died at 70 Lister Lane, Halifax [11th February 1914].

Edward died at 40 Gibbet Street, Halifax [11th March 1927] (aged 73).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 575-G]

Gregson, ErnestRef 448-516
[1883-1915] Son of Walter Gregson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Rhodes Street Tennis Club / a jeweller with Charles Horner Limited.

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

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915]

He was buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium [Grave Ref II D 13.]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Gregson, ErnestRef 448-878
[1888-1919] Born in Queensbury [21st November 1888].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) and transferred to the Labour Corps.

He died in Winchester [21st February 1919].

He was buried at General Baptist Chapel, Queensbury.

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Gregson, FredRef 448-933
[1858-19??] Son of Joseph Gregson, bread maker.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a joiner of Small Page Row, Clayton [1879] / a joiner [1881, 1891, 1901] / a joinery works joiner (journeyman) [1911].

In 1879, he married Ruth Briggs [1857-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.

Ruth, a worsted stuff weaver of Cambridge Street, Queensbury, was born in Clayton, the daughter of William Briggs, harnish [?] tier [?]

She was a worsted weaver [1881]



  1. Albert [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a brass  finisher [1901]
  2. Harry
  3. Alice [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  worsted twister [1911]
  4. Sylvia [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  5. Lillian [b 1892] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  6. Sam Briggs [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  7. Jane Annie [b 1896] who was a doffer ring spinning cotton  [1911]
  8. Minnie [b 1901]

The children were born in Queensbury

They lived at

  • Thornton Street, Queensbury, Clayton, Bradford [1881]
  • 8 Wellington Street, Queensbury, Clayton, Bradford [1891]
  • 24 Bowman Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Gregson, HarryRef 448-613
[1883-1917] Son of Fred Gregson.

He was a general labourer for plumber [1901] / a labourer [1903] / a plumber's labourer [1911].

In 1903, he married (1) Emily Ann Firth [1881-1904] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.

Emily Ann, of 31 Back Raglan Street, was the daughter of David Firth, labourer

Child: Edith who died 8th April 1905 (aged 11 months) & was buried with her mother

Emily Ann died in 1904 (aged 23)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3414].

In 1907, he married (2) Clara Milnes [1882-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Clara, of Wallace Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Milnes, wool scourer


  1. Herbert [b 1911]
  2. Sam [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 20 Back Brinton Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 32 Grant Street, Halifax [1917]
  • 11 Pleasant Street, Commercial Road, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [14th April 1917] (aged 34).

His body was found by the Chaplain after he had been missing for 2 weeks in no-man's land.

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 11C & 12A], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gregson, J. W. P.Ref 448-480
[18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1899-1905]

Gregson, James RichardRef 448-G206
[1889-19??] Brighouse-born playwright journalist & broadcaster.

See The Autobiography of James Gregson and Mrs Bandmann-Palmer

Gregson, JohnRef 448-720
[1856-1???] Illegitimate son of Frances Gregson of Shelf.

Born 25th June 1856; baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [29th July 1856]

Gregson, John WilliamRef 448-905
[1853-1903] Son of Thomas Gregson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolsorter [1871] / a cart driver [1879] / a van driver (dye works) [1901].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Emily Riddial [1855-1903] in Huddersfield.


  1. John Thomas who died 3rd June 1879 (aged 8 months) 

They lived at 16 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1901].

John William died 27th October 1903 (aged 50).

Emily died 5th January 1903 (aged 48).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2932] with John William's parents

Gregson, John WoodheadRef 448-723
[1820-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Gregson of Brighouse.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [10th September 1820]

Gregson, OswaldRef 448-1053
[1894-1955] Landlord of the Duke of York, Stone Chair [1935-1955]

He married Unknown.

Child: Donald

Oswald died in 1955.

Son Donald took over at the Duke of York [1955-1960]

Gregson, RichardRef 448-250
[1???-16??] Clothier who lived at Stannery End, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. Samuel
  2. Mary

Gregson, SamuelRef 448-258
[16??-1???] Son of Richard Gregson.

In 1650, he owned Stannery End and Thymeley Bent. In 1673, he and his sister sold the properties to Joshua Horton.

He was Curate at Cross Stone [1670-1671] and Curate at Luddenden [1671]

Gregson, ThomasRef 448-1128
[1826-1864] Born in Northowram.

He was a woolsorter [1851, 1861].

In [Q4] 1846, he married Eliza Tidswell [1824-1879] in Halifax.

Eliza was born in Halifax


  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1848] who was a brushmaker [1861, 1871]
  2. Harriet Emma [1849-1852]
  3. John William
  4. Edward

They lived at

  • 21 Upper Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 43 Green Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • Back Green Lane, Halifax [1871]

Thomas died 21st December 1864 (aged 38).

Eliza died 25th December 1879 (aged 55).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2932] with George Edward Turner.

Question: Does anyone know whether / how the Gregson & Turner families are related?


Gregson, WalterRef 448-518
[1858-1924] Born in Halifax.

He was a police officer [1880].

On 11th September 1880, he married Mary Elizabeth Tattersall [1856-1944] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

Mary Elizabeth was born in Liverpool

Child: Ernest

They lived at 34 Ashbourne Grove, Halifax [1911]

Gregson, WilliamRef 448-726
[1833-1???] Illegitimate son of Ruth Gregson of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [18th September 1833]

Gregson, William HenryRef 448-122
[1???-1???] He was a moulder.

In [Q2] 1863, he married Mary Ann Brown in Halifax.


  1. Violetta [b 1870]

They lived at Winding Road Terrace, Halifax [1884].

In 1884, Mary Ann was attacked by Frank Hartley.

She died in Halifax Infirmary from injuries caused by a kick during a quarrel [14th August 1884].

Hartley was acquitted on the grounds that there was no absolute evidence that Mrs Gregson died from wounds inflicted by Hartley, as they may have been inflicted by her husband

Gregson, William HenryRef 448-2
[1865-1???] Born in the Isle of Man.

In 1891, he was an artistic photographer, living at Cross Hills, Halifax with his aunt & uncle Jane & James Wilkinson


Gregson surnameRef 448-1
There are 24 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Gregson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Gregson

Marriages 1869, 1893, 1896; Death 1907


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