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Albert Edward Highley [1878-1935]
Alfred Highley [1870-1921]
Alfred Cooper Highley [1834-1894]
Arthur Thomas Highley [1899-1940]
Charles William Highley [1889-1917]
Edward Highley [1845-1910]
Ernest Jackson Highley [1879-1916]
Fred Highley [18??-19??]
Fred Highley [1866-19??]
Fred Highley [1921-1945]
George Henry Highley [1834-1878]
George Thomas Highley [1886-1915]
George Walker Highley [1865-1923]
Henry Ashton Highley [1862-1890]
Henry Holt Highley [1809-1893]
Rev Herbert Highley [1866-1944]
Horace Highley [1891-1915]
James Highley [1776-1849]
James Highley [1850-1910]
James Highley [1883-1916]
James Joseph Highley [1883-1917]
James Riley Highley [1824-1875]
James Settle Highley [1807-1891]
Jane Seward Highley [1845-1???]
John Highley [1805-1889]
John Highley [1835-1908]
John Highley [1852-1929]
John Highley [1854-1935]
John Henry Highley [1877-1914]
Jonas Highley [1843-19??]
Joseph Highley [1829-1???]
Joseph Highley [1829-1904]
Joseph Highley [1860-1???]
Leonard Highley [1874-1917]
Lucy Ann Highley [1836-1860]
Reuben Highley [1805-1878]
Robert Highley [1850-1921]
Samuel Matthew Highley [1817-1877]
Samuel Walker Highley [18??-1942]
Thomas Highley [1???-1???]
Thomas Highley [1779-18??]
Thomas Sutcliffe Highley [1837-1896]
Walter Highley [1850-1930]
William Highley [1864-1899]
William Frederick Highley [1802-1857]
Willie Highley [1878-1917]


Highley, Albert Edward
[1878-1935] Son of Walter Highley.

He was a plumber (employer) [1911].

He established A. E. Highley & Sons

On 14th February 1903, he married Annie Lumb [1877-1948] of Sowerby, at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Amy Vera
  2. George Frederick [b 1909]
  3. Donald
  4. Dorothy

The family lived at 285 Warley Road, Halifax [1936]

Highley, Alfred
[1870-1921] Son of Joseph Highley.

Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a cotton operative [1881] / landlord of the Sportsman, Cragg Vale [1897-1906] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd [1907-1918].

In [Q4] 1892, he married Sarah Greenwood [1869-1919] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Cragg Vale
 

Children:

  1. Priscilla [1895-1976] who married Arnold Grave

Highley, Alfred Cooper
[1834-1894] Son of John Highley.

He was a book keeper/accountant.

He moved to Bradford where he worked for John Simonett & Sons, Ivory Comb Manufacturers.

On 18th June 1861, he married Sarah Ann [1843-1897], daughter John Simonett at Bradford Cathedral

Highley, Arthur Thomas
[1899-1940] Born in Halifax [Q2 1899].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He worked at Cote Hill Bobbin Works.

In [Q4] 1928, he married Rose Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The family lived at 17 Back Bedford Terrace, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [January 1940], and served as a Private with the 75th Company Aux. Mil. Pioneer Corps.

He was lost [17th June 1940] (aged 41)  when the troopship HMS Lancastria was bombed and sank off St Nazaire, France with the loss of 2,899 of the 5,310 people aboard.

He was buried at Pornic War Cemetery, France [2 A 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Highley, Charles William
[1889-1917] Son of John Highley.

Born in Walsden.

On 20th March 1915, he married Mary Carr [1891-19??] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Mary, of Walsden, was the daughter of William Carr, card room worker
 

They lived at 33 Rock Nook, Summit, Littleborough.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died [22nd June 1917] (aged 28).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [IV A 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, where there are 2 entries for him.

His brothers 3, John Henry, Ernest Jackson & Charles William also died in the War

Highley, Edward
[1845-1910] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted weaver [1881] / a Brussels carpet weaver [1891, 1901].

In 1876, he married Emily Caroline King [1853-1???] in Halifax.


Emily was born in New Catton, Norwich
 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Eliza Ann [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a dress maker [1901] who married Joseph William Squires
  3. Mary Hannah [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a sweets packer [1901], who married James Arthur Ogden
  4. James
  5. Albert Edward [b 1885] who was a driver for tobacconist [1901], a barman (spirit vaults) [1911]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a clothing machinist [1911], who married [Halifax 1914] Joe Stott
  7. Emily Caroline [b 1889]
  8. Henry [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • 8 Mason Street, Northowram [1881, 1891]
  • 76 Portland Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 42 Woodside Avenue, Haley Hill, Halifax [when Willie was head of the household 1911]

Edward died in Halifax [Q4 1910] (aged 65)  In 1911, the widowed Emily Caroline Highley (aged 58) was a charwoman, lodging in Stead Street, Halifax.

During World War I, the sons served:

  • James was missing presumed dead
  • Willie was missing since the 27th February 1916
  • Private Harry Highley was on active service in France [1916]

Highley, Ernest Jackson
[1879-1916] Son of John Highley.

He was a cotton mill labourer [1901] / a cotton warehouse man [1907].

On 14th February 1907, he married Harriet Ann Hellawell [1881-19??] at Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden.


Harriet Ann, of Walsden, was the daughter of William Hellawell, cotton weaver
 

They lived at 12 Throstle Street, Walsden [1916].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He was buried at Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France [A 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brothers 2, John Henry, Ernest Jackson & Charles William also died in the War.

Highley, Fred
[18??-19??] Of Clay Bank House, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Kate who married Norman Frederick Smagg Winter

Highley, Fred
[1866-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was hotel proprietor at the Union Cross Hotel, Halifax [1911].

In [Q1] 1892, he married Martha Elizabeth Turner [1872-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Kate [b 1894]

Highley, Fred
[1921-1945] He was educated at Christ Church School, Pellon / employed by Churchill-Redman Limited / a Territorial.

He lived at 17 Albert Drive, Pellon.

During World War II, he served as a Bombardier with the 80th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was taken POW by the Japanese, and liberated.

He was killed in an air crash at Nyaugangale, Burma flying from Bangkok to Rangoon, as he was on his way home [8th September 1945] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [8], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Highley, George Henry
[1834-1878] Son of Henry Holt Highley. He went into the family business, Henry Highley & Sons. He was a partner in T. R. Sutcliffe & Sons [1865].

He married Mary, daughter of Samuel Walker.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. George
  3. Frances Mary who married Richard Edgar Horsfall
  4. Leonard

The family lived at Green Bank, Hipperholme [18??]

Highley, George Thomas
[1886-1915] Son of Joseph Highley.

He was an apprentice joiner wheelwright [1901] / a labourer in the hydraulic department of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company [1915].

On 12th August 1915, he was killed at Kirkgate Station, Wakefield.

He was on his way to Goole with a group of other workmen. They changed at Wakefield, and, contrary to regulations, crossed the lines to go to the engine shed, where they intended having breakfast. A goods train was standing in the siding, and one of the party got safely through the waggons of the train, but while George Thomas was underneath, the train set in motion, and he was killed.

The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of Accidental death

Highley, George Walker
[1865-1923] Son of George Henry Highley. Nephew of Walter Walker.

In 1923, he was head of Watson Brothers.

He died at 2 Queensgate, Halifax.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Highley, Henry Ashton
[1862-1890] Son of Thomas Sutcliffe Highley.

He was a solicitor.

He died at Bournemouth [29th April 1890] (aged 27) 

Highley, Henry Holt
[1809-1893] JP.

Son of James Highley.

He was a partner in Leyland & Highley [1845, 1849] / a card maker at Ward's End, Halifax [1849] / a partner in T. R. Sutcliffe & Sons [1865]. In 1858, he established Henry Highley & Sons.

He married Frances, daughter of Mr Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. Thomas Sutcliffe

The family lived at Clare Road, Halifax [1890].

He died at his home on Clare Road

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

Highley, Rev Herbert
[1866-1944] Third son of Thomas Sutcliffe Highley.

Born in Halifax [24th August 1865].

He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge.

In the years 1898-1900, he played cricket for Hertfordshire in the Minor Counties Championships.

On 14th November 1895, he married Katie, daughter of Joshua Wilson at St Matthew's, Rastrick

Highley, Horace
[1891-1915] Son of Joseph Highley.

In October 1912, he married Emily Webster in Halifax.


Emily was the daughter of William Webster
 

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

He died of wounds in France [22nd December 1915].

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [II B 21A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

After his death, Emily married James Edward Bradbury

Highley, James
[1776-1849] Of Halifax.

He was a bailiff / a clerk / a writer / Assistant Overseer for Halifax / Vestry Clerk.

On 31st January 1802, he married Ellen (Ellin) Settle at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William Frederick
  2. Mary [1804-1885]
  3. John
  4. Henry Holt
  5. Ellen [1812-1819]
  6. Sarah Ann [1815-1849]
  7. Samuel Matthew [1817-1877]
  8. Ellen [1819-190?]
  9. Harriot [b 1821]
  10. Eliza [1824-1882]
  11. child

Highley, James
[1850-1910] Born in Halifax.

He was a brick maker [1881] / a labourer in brick yard [1891] / a general labourer [1901].

In 1875, he married Ann Burke [1845-1???].


Ann was born in County Mayo, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Kate Elizabeth [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891, 1901, 1911]
  2. John W [b 1878] who was a labourer in brick yard [1891], a bricksetter [1901]
  3. Sarah A [1880-1881]
  4. James Joseph
  5. Walter [b 1890] who was a cotton spinning [1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 5 Womersley's Yard, Southowram [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 3 Womersley's Passage, Southowram Bank [1911]
  • 3 Victoria Square, Haley Hill [1917]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] were widowed mother-in-law Betsy / Bessy Burke [b 1817], brothers-in-lawJohn Burke [b 1837] (barer stone quarry), and Patrick Burke [b 1859] (bricklayer's labourer).

In 1901 only mother-in-law Betsy Burke was living with them

Highley, James
[1883-1916] Son of Edward Highley

Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker [1901] / a painter's labourer (Halifax trams) [1911] / employed by Halifax Corporation Tramways.

He lived at 23 Wadsworth Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and he served as a Rifleman with the 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [15th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [16B & 16C], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Willie also died in the War

Highley, James Joseph
[1883-1917] Son of James Highley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a driver gas works [1901] / a cart driver [1911] / employed by Mr Jack Fell.

In 1904, he married either Margaret Ann Dawson or Margaret Ann Holmes in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John W [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 8 Charlestown Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 25 Back Cross Street, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [November 1916].

He died [19th January 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at Berles New Military Cemetery, France [I C 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Highley, James Riley
[1824-1875] Son of William Frederick Highley. On 19th October 1854, he married his cousin Lucy Ann Highley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lucie Annie [1856-1857]
  2. Kate [1857-1858]
  3. child [1858] who died at birth
  4. Ada Elizabeth [1860-1860]

His wife died just one month before their fourth child Ada Elizabeth died.

After Lucy Ann's death, he spent some time in London before emigrating to New Zealand.

He died in New Zealand [1st February 1875]

Highley, James Settle
[1807-1891] Son of James Highley.

Born in Halifax.

He became an accountant. He was a law stationer at George Street, Halifax [1850].

In 1842, he married Meliora Seward [1811-1870] from Birmingham, in Halifax.


Meliora was born in Birmingham.

In 1841, Melina [Meliora?] Seward [aged 25], (milliner), not born in Yorkshire, was living with the family of John Hebden [aged 77], (coal agent), in Old Market, Halifax

 

Children:

  1. Jane Seward
  2. Philip [b 1847]
  3. Robert
  4. Harry [b 1852] who was a solicitor's general clerk [1871]

The family lived at

  • 2 George Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 3 Haugh Shaw Cottage, Haugh Shaw Terrace, Halifax [1861]
  • Brunswick Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Wensley Place, Ripon with his married daughter, Jane, [1881]

Highley, Jane Seward
[1845-1???] Daughter of James Settle Highley.

In 1867, she married William Hall Child.

In 1870, after her husband's death, she married Frederick Mather King

Highley, John
[1805-1889] Son of James Highley.

He was a builder and joiner employing 13 men [1850s] / in partnership with his brother Samuel Matthew Highley [1817-1877] who was a joiner He built many houses in the Skircoat area.

On 30th January 1833, he married (1) Sabina Cooper [1810-1843] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sabina was the daughter of Sabina (née Storey) & Isaac Cooper
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Cooper
  2. Lucy Ann
  3. Oliver [1838-1862]
  4. Sabina [1840-1920]
  5. Walter [1842-1842]
On 12th April 1848, he married (2) married Caroline Shaw in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Kate [b 1849]
  2. Walter
  3. Frances Ellen [b 1852]
  4. John [b 1853]
  5. Charles [b 1857]
  6. Louie [b 1861]
  7. Fred [b 1886]
  8. Blanche [b 1867]

Highley, John
[1835-1908] He was a wire drawer.

On 4th September 1859, he married Emma Holt in Halifax


Emma was the daughter of
John Holt
 

They had no children.

They adopted their niece Clara Holt when her father, Emma's brother Joshua died.

Emma died 28th April 1915

Highley, John
[1852-1929] Born in Walsden.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1901, 1907].

In [Q2] 1874, he married Mary Ann Bray [1853-1941] in Todmorden.


Mary Ann was born in Launceston, Cornwall
 

Children:

  1. John Henry
  2. Ernest Jackson
  3. Mary H [b 1885] who was a cotton spinner (throstle) [1901]
  4. Charles William
  5. Richard [b 1894]
  6. Beatrice A [b 1896]

Sons John Henry, Ernest Jackson and Charles William were killed in World War I.

The family lived at

  • Throstle Terrace, Todmorden [1881]
  • 16 Throstle Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 33 Rock Nook, Summit, Littleborough [1917]

Living with them in 1901 were James Grimshaw [b 1885] (cotton weaver/loomer) and Doctor Grimshaw [b 1888] (cotton reacher-in) 

Highley, John
[1854-1935] Son of Joseph Highley.

He was a power loom weaver [1871] / landlord of the Spa Inn, Cragg Vale [1901, 1911]

Highley, John Henry
[1877-1914] Son of John Highley

Born in Walsden.

He was a labourer [1900].

On 14th April 1890, he married Grace Speak [1878-19??] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Grace, of Walsden, was the daughter of John Speak, weaver
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Manchester, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died of wounds [1st November 1914].

He was buried at the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck [II I 36]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

His brothers 1, John Henry, Ernest Jackson & Charles William also died in the War.

On 13th May 1921, Grace emigrated to Canada aboard the SS Melita from Liverpool

Highley, Jonas
[1843-19??] Born at Dobby Hall, Halifax.

He was an iron moulder [1881, 1891, 1901].

He lived at 63 Steep Bank Side, Southowram [1881]

Living with him [in 1811] were Hannah Pickles and her son Joseph.

Jonas & Hannah married in Halifax [Q1 1884]

The family lived at 23 Range Lane, Northowram [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1891] was nephew Fred Ashton [b 1883].

Hannah died between 1891 & 1901.

Living with the widowed Jonas [in 1901] were Joseph Pickles, his wife Clara and children Arthur, Lily [b 1896] & Mary A [b 1900]

Highley, Joseph
[1829-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a beerhouse keeper at Bank Bottom, Sowerby [1871].

Around 1853, he married Eunice [1832-1???].


Eunice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William H. [b 1853] who was a mill hand twister cotton [1871]
  2. John [b 1854] who was a power loom weaver cotton [1871]
  3. Marget [b 1856] who was a power loom weaver worsted [1871]
  4. Hannah [b 1859]
  5. Thomas [b 1862]
  6. Clara [b 1865]
  7. Alfred [b 1870]

The family lived at Bank Bottom, Sowerby [1871]

Highley, Joseph
[1829-1904] He was beerhouse keeper at Bank Bottom, Cragg Vale [1871] / beerhouse keeper at the Sportsman, Cragg Vale [1881, 1891].

On 7th June 1852, he married Eunice Wilcock [1831-1892] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. William Henry [1853-1923] who was a mill hand (fustian cloth) [1871]
  2. John
  3. Mary Ann [1855-1930] a power loom weaver (worsted) [1871], a cotton operative [1881]
  4. Hannah [1859-1885] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  5. Thomas [1861-1939] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  6. Emma [1863-1872] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  7. Clara [b 1866] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  8. Alfred
  9. Sarah Ellen [b 1872]

The family lived at Four Gates End, Cragg Road [1904].

Living with them at the Sportsman [in 1881] was Joseph's mother Mary [b Ovenden 1797].

Joseph died [24th November 1904].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £534 2/4d.

Administration was granted to his son John

Highley, Joseph
[1860-1???] Son of Thomas Highley, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton spinner of Lorne Street, Halifax [1881] / a dyer's labourer [1891] / a colour grinder (oil cloth works) [1901, 1911]

In [Q2] 1881, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Thomas [1862-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Charlotte Elizabeth, of 5 Swift's Road, Gibbet Lane, Halifax, was born in East End, London, the daughter of James Thomas, cigar maker
 

Children:

  1. Clara Adelaide [b 1881] who was a worsted rover [1901]
  2. George Thomas
  3. James Wallace [b 1888] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a machine fitter (carpet manufacturer) [1911]
  4. Horace

The family lived at

  • 18 Lorne Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Grove Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 18 Grove Street, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • Sowerby Bridge [1915]

Highley, Leonard
[1874-1917] Son of George Henry Highley.

He was a worsted coating manufacturer [1911] / a partner in Myers & Highley [until 1911].

Later, he was in partnership with Frederick George Wilson as Wilson & Highley, worsted spinners at Peel Mills, Bingley. The partnership was dissolved in October 1913

Highley, Lucy Ann
[1836-1860] Daughter of John Highley.

She married her cousin James Riley Highley in Halifax.

She died just one month before their fourth child Ada Elizabeth died.

After Lucy Ann's death, her husband spent some time in London before emigrating to New Zealand where he died [1st February 1875]

Highley, Reuben
[1805-1878] Known as Old Wraggs Son of Thomas Highley.

Born in Walsden.

He married Betty Hudson.

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. Sally
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Mary

The family lived at Nicklety.

John Travis says

Reuben was a hand weaver in his youth, and then took to outdoor labouring before obtaining a permanent job for his uncles at Foulclough Coalpits. He was employed to mend and keep the road to the pits in good repair. He was not known for his intellect, but was a lively man, especially when on a spree. He would entertain everyone with a good rousing song

Highley, Robert
[1850-1921] Son of James Settle Highley.

He was an accountant's clerk [1871] / a public accountant [1881].

In 1874, he married Eliza Pickup [1850-1???] in Pontefract.

Children:

  1. Meliora [b 1876]
  2. Daisy [b 1878] who married George Frederick Sugden

The family lived at

  • 1 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 28 Clifton Road, Skircoat [1891, 1901]

He died at 23 Savile Crescent, Halifax.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [15th November 1921]

Highley, Samuel Matthew
[1817-1877] Son of James Highley.

He was a joiner / (possibly) in partnership with his brother John Highley

Highley, Samuel Walker
[18??-1942] Son of George Henry Highley.

He was a partner on Walter Walker & Company. In 1910, there was a court case in which he tried to stop Douglas, son of Walter Walker, being brought into the business. Samuel lost and the partnership was dissolved in 1913. He established Samuel W. Highley & Company in the same year.

He died at Harrogate

Highley, Thomas
[1???-1???] Of Clifton.

He married the elder daughter of Stephen Ellis. Ellis disapproved of him

Highley, Thomas
[1779-18??] Illegitimate son of Mary Highley [1762-1820] who went on to marry Samuel Scholfield a few years later.

He was brought up at Naze Farm, Walsden with his mother and stepfather, and his step-siblings.

He married Sally, daughter of John Haigh.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. John
  3. Reuben
  4. Mary
  5. Haigh
  6. Jenny
  7. Betsy
  8. Esther
  9. James
  10. Joseph
  11. Sally

The couple were given the tenancy of her father's farm at Vicarage on Inchfield.


John also gave them a wedding present of 3 stirks to start them off.

Shortly after their marriage Sally and Thomas had a major row which resulted in Sally leaving home. She walked all the way across Inchfield Moor driving the 3 stirks in front of her, back to the old home at Pastureside and her parents. It was 3 days before her husband came looking for her, and when John started to chastise him for behaving badly towards his daughter, Thomas stood his ground and put his side of the story forward. John then sent Sally and her husband packing back to Vicarage with the 3 stirks.

She never ran away again and they raised a large family, later retiring to Nicklety

 

The couple farmed at Vicarage, then by 1841 they had moved to Castleton (Rochdale) where he was a farmer

Highley, Thomas Sutcliffe
[1837-1896] JP.

Son of Henry Holt Highley.

He was a card maker. He went into the family business, Henry Highley & Sons.

He married Esther Jane, daughter of Ashton Stansfield.

Children:

  1. Henry Ashton
  2. William
  3. Herbert
  4. (possibly) Bertram [b 1876] who was a card maker
He lived at Glenwood, Southowram, Rockville, Halifax [1895], and 17 Savile Crescent, Halifax [1896]

He died at Ripon.

Members of the family are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1896

Highley, Walter
[1850-1930] Son of John Highley.

He was a plumber / a printer/compositor

On 15th April 1875, he married Ellen Clarkson.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1876]
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Charles H [b 1880]
  4. Robert [b 1882]
  5. Ethel M [b 1884]
  6. Walter [b 1886]
  7. Nelly [b 1888]
  8. Eunice [b 1890]

Highley, William
[1864-1899] Son of Thomas Sutcliffe Highley. He went into the family business, Henry Highley & Sons.

He married Jessie, daughter of James Ambler.

Children:

  1. Mabel [1892-1932] who married George Bertram Holdsworth

Highley, William Frederick
[1802-1857] Son of James Highley.

He succeeded his father as assistant Overseer and Vestry Clerk

On 5th June 1823, he married Mary Ann Riley at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of Mary and James Riley
 

Children:

  1. James Riley
  2. Henry [b 1825]
  3. Frederick [b 1827]
  4. William [b 1830]
  5. Walter [1831-1833]
  6. Edwin [b 1833]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1835]
  8. Arthur [1837-1878]
  9. Mary Ann [b 1839]
  10. George Walter [1841-1842]

Highley, Willie
[1878-1917] Son of Edward Highley.

He was who was a worsted doffer [1891] / a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed by Crossley's at Dean Clough [for 20 years] / employed at Holdsworth's [for 2 years].

He lived with his sister Elizabeth Stott at 30 Jubilee Road, Siddal.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [7th February 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother James also died in the War

 

Highley surname
Another form of the surname is Hiley

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

George Redmonds writes that the name originated at High Lee, Luddenden.

There are various spellings. Hugh de Hilylee is recorded at Sowerby in 1331, Thomas Hilele is recorded at Sowerby in 1379, Thomas de Hylegh is recorded at Sowerby, Richard de Hylelegh is recorded at Clifton in 1391, Thomas Hyleleghe is recorded at Sowerby in 1456, Edward Hylelee is recorded at Sowerby in 1538 and Edward Hiley is recorded at Luddenden in 1642.

Branches of the family moved to Highley Hall, Clifton around 1390

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

Unattached BMDs for Highley:


Marriages 1884, 1912
 




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