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Alfred Gaukroger [1847-1895]
Arthur Gaukroger [1891-1917]
Charles Gaukroger [16??-17??]
Charles Gaukroger [1803-1892]
Edwin Gaukroger [1859-1914]
Edwin Gaukroger [1882-1917]
Eleanor Gaukroger [1884-1947]
Eric Gaukroger [1921-1981]
George Gaukroger [1793-1857]
George Gaukroger [18??-18??]
George Gaukroger [18??-1910]
George Alexander Gaukroger [1897-1918]
Henry Gaukroger [1859-1???]
Herbert Gaukroger [1887-1919]
James Gaukroger [17??-184?]
James Gaukroger [1824-1???]
James Kenneth Gaukroger [1897-1918]
James William Gaukroger [1861-1928]
John Gaukroger [14??-15??]
John Gaukroger [15??-16??]
John Gaukroger [1645-1707]
John Edward Gaukroger [1841-19??]
John William Gaukroger [1870-19??]
Joseph Gaukroger [16??-1693]
Joseph Gaukroger [1819-1879]
Rev Joseph Gaukroger [1822-1866]
Joseph Gaukroger [1870-19??]
Michael Gaukroger [1761-1828]
Mitchell Gaukroger [1761-1841]
Richard Gaukroger [15??-1???]
Sam William Gaukroger [1884-1917]
Sidney Gaukroger [1856-1903]
Stansfield Gaukroger [1860-1930]
Thomas Gaukroger [1???-18??]
Thomas Gaukroger [18??-1???]
Thomas Gaukroger [18??-18??]
Thomas Gaukroger [1815-1861]
Thomas Gaukroger [1818-1861]
Thomas Gaukroger [1820-1???]
Thomas Gaukroger [1829-1879]
Titus Gaukroger [1807-18??]
Titus Gaukroger [1825-1874]
Walter Gaukroger [1876-1918]
William Gaukroger [18??-18??]
William Gaukroger [1819-18??]
William Gaukroger [1836-1901]
William Gaukroger [1891-1916] 


Gaukroger, Alfred
[1847-1895] Son of Joseph Gaukroger.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

In 1875, he married Elizabeth Atkinson in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Eli Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [1883-1943] who married Harold Leach

The family lived at 91 Savile Park Road, Halifax [1895].

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Alfred [5th June 1895]; Elizabeth [14th January 1921].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Gaukroger, Arthur
[1891-1917] Son of Joseph Gaukroger.

He was a member of St George's Church, Lee Mount / a carpet-passer at Crossley's / a warehouseman [1916].

On 17th December 1914, he married Annie Fry at Pellon Lane Baptist Chapel.

They lived at 9 Buxton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Arras [2nd May 1917] (aged 26).

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [III D 31].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets. His widow was granted a pension of 13/9d a week [from November 1917].

Gaukroger, Charles
[16??-17??] Of Erringden.

In 1695, Jonas Dean obtained a licence to hold meetings in Gaukroger's home

Gaukroger, Charles
[1803-1892] Or Gaukrodger. Of Halifax.

He married Mary [1808-1893],

Children:

  1. William [b 1830]
  2. John
  3. Elizabeth [b 1838] who married [28th February 1865] George Moonlight

The family emigrated to New Zealand aboard the Indus and arrived in Nelson on 5th February 1843

Charles died on 8th October 1892.

An obituary recorded that

Mr Gaukrodger was of a very retiring disposition, and took no part in public affairs. He left a family of two sons and one daughter, but only one of the sons is now alive; namely, Mr. John Gaukrodger

Mary survived him only until 9th January 1893 [aged 84]

Gaukroger, Edwin
[1859-1914] He married Ada Jane Lightowler [1863-1939].

Children:

  1. Eleanor

Gaukroger, Edwin
[1882-1917] Known as John Edwin or John Edward.

Son of John Edward Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1882].

He was a member of Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax & Sunday School / a carriage builder [1901] / employed at Caledonia Wire Mills.

He lived at 16 Church Place, Halifax.

He never married.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles, Alexandria, Egypt [November 1915] & France [July 1916].

He was wounded in the arm & chest [15th December 1917] and hospitalised in France.

He died of wounds [18th December 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France [III B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Gaukroger, Eleanor
[1884-1947] Daughter of Edwin Gaukroger.

A midwife at Queensbury.

In the 1920s and 1930s, she wrote stories about local life and dialect tales under the name of Jenny Wren.

In [Q2] 1940, she married Arthur Farrar

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Gaukroger, Eric
[1921-1981] Real name of the Halifax-born musician and composer who worked under the professional name Eric Rogers

Gaukroger, George
[1793-1857] Son of Mitchell Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker [1841] / a card manufacturer employing 6 men, 1 woman & 5 boys [1851].

On 20th October 1814, he married Mary Nutter [1794-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1815]
  2. Maria [b 1817]
  3. Joseph
  4. Ellen [b 1820]
  5. Mitchell [1822-1907]
  6. Maria [1824-1913]
  7. George [b 1826]
  8. Thomas
  9. Mary [b 1830]
  10. Henry [b 1834] who was a card manufacturer [1861]
  11. William [b 1836] who was a corn merchant employing 1 man & 1 boy [1861]

The family lived at

George died in 1857.

Mary was listed as a proprietor of houses [1861]

Gaukroger, George
[18??-18??] Joiner & carpenter at Halifax.

In September 1841, he was declared insolvent

Gaukroger, George
[18??-1910] In [Q3] 1901, he married Mary Louisa Widdop in Halifax.


Mary Louisa was the daughter of
John Henry Widdop
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1905]
  2. Connie [b 1910]

Gaukroger, George Alexander
[1897-1918] In 1901, he is listed as George Alexander Broadhurst Gaukroger, nephew of Eleanor née Broadhurst and Stansfield Gaukroger.

In 1911, he is listed as Alick Gaukroger, nephew.

On his war record, he is listed as adopted son of Eleanor and Stansfield Gaukroger.

Born in Heap Bridge, Lancashire.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hertford, and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died of wounds [23rd September 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [I A 40].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden

Gaukroger, Henry
[1859-1???] Son of Thomas Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolsorter [1881] / organist at Barkisland Church [1872] / organist and choirmaster at St Mary's, Cottonstones / organist and choirmaster at Thorpe Church / organist and choirmaster at St Paul's, King Cross / organist and choirmaster at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [1888] / a Professor of Music of Ripponden [1883, 1891, 1901].

In 1907, he was appointed organist and choirmaster at St John's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere.

In 1883, he married Annie Wolstenholme [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of Ripponden, was the daughter of Thomas Wolstenholme
 

In 1881, he was a lodger at the Sportsman Inn, Crown Street, Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Wallis Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 7 South View, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Gaukroger, Herbert
[1887-1919] Born in Warley.

On 23rd July 1910, he married Annie Louisa Sutcliffe [1883-1973] at St Mary's, Cottonstones.


Annie Louisa was born in Soyland
 

They lived at Wells Bottom, Soyland.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force.

He died at Durham House, Bournemouth [7th May 1919] (aged 31).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £126 7/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie Louisa.

Annie Louisa died in 1973.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [O 491].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Gaukroger, James
[17??-184?] Around 1825, he and Titus Gaukroger occupied New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1833, they leased Gibson Mill.

They also used High Lumb Mills.

In 1861, they were trading as Titus Gaukroger & Son.

He was a prominent member of the Wesleyan Church at Heptonstall / one of the founders of Cross Lanes Church.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. Jane [1828-1909] who married Joshua Henry Wilson

See Gaukroger & Slater

Gaukroger, James
[1824-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Woodman, Halifax [1861].

In [Q3] 1852, he married Dorothy Bottomley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Louis Charles [b 1855]
  2. George Julian [b 1858]
  3. Arthur [b 1860]

Gaukroger, James Kenneth
[1897-1918] Of Todmorden.

Son of Rachel Alice & John Young Gaukroger.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 107th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 8th August 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Flying Service Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gaukroger, James William
[1861-1928] He lived at Lynn Garth, Sowerby Bridge. Founder of Gaukroger, Sykes & Roberts.

He was Managing Director of C. Lindley & Company Limited [1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £6,620

Gaukroger, John
[14??-15??] Alias Platts. A yeoman clothier. He owned Old Haugh End, Sowerby [1526] and the land where White Windows, Sowerby was built.

See The Platts, Sowerby

Gaukroger, John
[15??-16??] He is recorded at The Platts, Sowerby as John Gawkroger alias Plats [1640].

See Platts

Gaukroger, John
[1645-1707] He was Parish Clerk at Halifax for 22 years.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Gaukroger, John Edward
[1841-19??] Son of Joseph Hartley Gaukroger, tailor.

Born in

He was a tin plate worker of Halifax [1878, 1881, 1891] / a metal plate worker [1901].

In 1878, he married Susannah (Susy) Crawford [1852-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susannah, of Halifax, was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, the daughter of Edwin Crawford, blacksmith
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1881] who was a cafe assistant [1901]
  2. Edwin
  3. Arthur [b 1887] who was a carpet fixer [1901]
  4. Mabel [b 1890]
  5. Winifred [b 1893]
  6. Frank [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • 34 Paradise Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 33 Paradise Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Paradise Street, Halifax [1901]

Gaukroger, John William
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic fitter [1891, 1901].

In 1890, he married Sarah Kershaw [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1892]
  2. Johnnie [b 1895]
  3. Hilda [1897-1912] who committed suicide
  4. Clara [1900-1914] who was a woollen spinner then a weaver with R. T. Riley & Company at Peel House Mill, Luddenden, and who committed suicide
  5. Albert [b 1903]
  6. Raymond [b 1905]
  7. Herbert [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • Brook Terrace, Luddenden [1891]
  • Apple House Terrace, Luddenden [1901]
  • Thorn Cottage, Luddenden [1914]

The daughters Hilda & Clara both committed suicide by drowning in the dam at Peel House Mill, Luddenden: Hilda in March 1912, and Clara on 8th May 1914. Clara left a note saying


Please forgive me ... I am not wanted in this world ... I miss my sister and cannot live without her
 

She was buried at Luddenden Cemetery

Gaukroger, Joseph
[16??-1693] Of Sowerby Dean.

Heywood records that


Gaukroger had been at Halifax January 21 1692/3; as he rode home he fell ill, light at Josiah Stansfeld's, got him to make his will, died there that day, could not be got home
 

Gaukroger, Joseph
[1819-1879] Son of George Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card manufacturer employing 15 men, 3 women & 2 children [1861].

On 29th January 1840, he married Harriet Greaves [1819-1879] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. George Henry [b 1842] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  2. Ellen [1845-1931] who married Samuel Eastwood
  3. Alfred
  4. Charles [b 1850]
  5. Emily [1853-1893] who married Charles Benjamin Crossley
  6. Annie [b 1856] who never married
  7. Harry [b 1859]

The family lived at

Joseph died in Halifax [6th June 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £6,000 [resworn under £7,000].

Probate was granted to his daughters Ellen, Emily and Annie

Gaukroger, Rev Joseph
[1822-1866] He was Master of Heywood's School [1857].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

Gaukroger, Joseph
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a general labourer [1891] / a wire drawer's labourer [1901] / a wire tinner [1911].

In 1888, he married Amelia (Millie) Pallier [1869-19??] in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Emily [b 1900]
  3. Wilfred [b 1902]
  4. Edith [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 6 Seedling Mount Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 123 Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Matlock Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]

Gaukroger, Michael
[1761-1828] Also recorded as Mitchel.

He married Dorothy, daughter of John Crossley.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1789]
  2. Betty [b 1791]
  3. Maria [b 1797]
  4. Susannah [b 1799]
  5. Joseph [b 1801]
  6. Samuel [b 1804]
  7. Sarah [b 1806]
  8. Joan [b 1808]

Dorothy died 3rd December 1816 (aged 50).

Michael died 25th February 1828 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church [E 19] with Dorothy's parents

Gaukroger, Mitchell
[1761-1841] Card maker.

Recorded in 1841, when he was living at Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax, and George Gaukroger and family were living with him.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [21st October 1841]

Gaukroger, Richard
[15??-1???] He is recorded at The Platts, Sowerby

  • Richard Gawkeroger of Platts [1585]
  • Richard Gauckroger alias Plattes [1597]

See Platts

Gaukroger, Sam William
[1884-1917] Son of Sidney Gaukroger.

He was a wheelwright [1901] / employed by Wadsworth's of Highroad Well / a wire worker at cable factory [1911] / employed at the tram depot.

During World War I, he enlisted [5th September 1914], and served as a Wheeler / Wheelwright / Fitter with C Battery 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele [25th November 1917] (aged 33).

He is remembered at Stoney Royd Cemetery on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [4-6 & 162], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Gaukroger, Sidney
[1856-1903] Born in Warley.

He was a railway porter [1891] / a railway ticket collector [1901].

He married Mary A. [1856-19??].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Sam William
  2. Tom [b 1887] who was a creeler at carpet works [1901], an iron moulder [1911]
  3. Ethel [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a heald carpet maker [1911]
  4. George Frederick [b 1890] a gardener at Bothy Park Gardens, Gisburne, Clitheroe, Lancashire [1911]

The family lived at

  • 21 Coal Street, Caddy Field, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Trooper Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Jubilee Street, Trooper Lane, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Sidney died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 48).

All 3 sons served in World War I:

  • Sam William was killed
  • Tom was a driver in the same battery as Sam William
  • George Frederick was with the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and twice injured by gas poisoning

Gaukroger, Stansfield
[1860-1930] Born in Todmorden.

He was a commercial clerk [1901].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Eleanor Broadhurst [1863-1941] in Manchester.


Eleanor was born in Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1887] who was a mechanic turner [1911]
  2. Annie May [b 1889] who was a slipper maker [1911]

They adopted their nephew [?] George Alexander Gaukroger.

They lived at

  • 3 Garden Street Back, Todmorden [1911]
  • 7 Travis Villas, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury [1918]

Stansfield & Eleanor died in Aylesbury

Gaukroger, Thomas
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

He, his wife Elizabeth and their children emigrated to New Zealand. They arrived in Nelson on the Phoebe [29th March 1843]

Gaukroger, Thomas
[18??-1???] Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1872].

He lived at Clarendon Place, Halifax [1869]

Gaukroger, Thomas
[18??-18??] Music seller at Sowerby Bridge.

In May 1867, he was declared bankrupt

Gaukroger, Thomas
[1815-1861] Gardener for James Fielden at Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden.

He died 7th January 1861 [aged 45]

Gaukroger, Thomas
[1818-1861] He was a live-in servant of Abraham Stansfield, and worked for him as a gardener.

He married Abraham's daughter Anne.

Children:

  1. Eliza
  2. Mary Alice
  3. Annie
  4. Stansfield

After his death, Ann married Thomas Mitchell

Gaukroger, Thomas
[1820-1???] He was a roller coverer cotton [1861] / a cotton roller coverer [1871]

He married Ellen [1817-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1856] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  2. Emma Jane [b 1857] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  3. Henry

The family lived at Shaw's Terrace, Soyland [1861, 1871]

Gaukroger, Thomas
[1829-1879] Son of George Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker.

On 6th September 1847, he married Charlotte Hannah Robinson [1828-1896] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1848-1910] who married John Berry
  2. George William [1851-1868]
  3. Emma Jane [1855-1934] who never married and is buried in the Berry family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

The family lived at

Thomas died in Halifax [25th May 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £4,000.

His will was proved by his widow Charlotte Hannah, John Berry, Charles Pickard and Isaac Webster

Charlotte Hannah died in Halifax [18th September 1896].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £711 17/2d.

Probate was granted to her daughter Emma Jane and Arthur Robinson

Gaukroger, Titus
[1807-18??] Born in Langfield.

He was a manager of a cotton mill.

He married Hannah [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1836]

The family lived at Solomon's Temple, Stansfield [1861]

Gaukroger, Titus
[1825-1874] Around 1825, he and James Gaukroger occupied New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1833, they leased Gibson Mill.

They also used High Lumb Mills.

In 1861, they were trading as Titus Gaukroger & Son.

In 1852, he married Betty Sutcliffe [1829-1894] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Albert [1853?] who died in infancy

Titus & Betty were buried at Halifax Parish Church.

Son Albert was buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church

See Gaukroger & Slater

Gaukroger, Walter
[1876-1918] Son of Mary & James Gaukroger of Halifax.

He never married.

He lived at 38 Wade Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died of wounds to the head in No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne [27th October 1918] (aged 42).

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [VI C 55].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gaukroger, William
[18??-18??] Partner in Gaukroger & Fleming

Gaukroger, William
[1819-18??] In October 1839, he and John Bulmer were transported for 7 years for
stealing £6 11/-, at Skircoat, from the person of William Walsh

Gaukroger, William
[1836-1901] JP.

Alderman.

He was a director of John Marsh & Company Limited [1897].

He married Mary Alice [1839-1901].

They lived at Fernside, Halifax.

He died 19th January 1901.

Mary Alice died of pernicious anaemia 6 months after her husband [2nd September 1901]

Gaukroger, William
[1891-1916] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action [15th September 1916].

He was buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, France [II G 30].

He is remembered on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

 

The Gaukroger family
Recorded in the 16th century at The Platts, Sowerby

See Gaukroger surname, Richard Gaukroger and Platts surname

Gaukroger surname
Other forms of the surname include Gaukrodger and Gawkroger.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

George Redmonds writes that the surname may have originated in Sowerby.

It is possibly derived from the Norse element gauk [a cuckoo or a left-handed or clumsy person] and rocher [rocks].

Other origins have been proposed.

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

Unattached BMDs for Gaukroger:


Baptism 1819; Marriages 1886, 1899, 1938
 

See Gaukroger family and Platts surname



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