Hughes ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Hughes are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Hughes, BridgetRef 453-1476
Born in Ireland.

In 1851, she was working as a cleaner in a worsted factory, and lodging with Mrs Mary Kelly at Cooper House Mills, Luddendenfoot

Hughes, C. F.Ref 453-1768
Partner in
Hughes, Fawcett & Company.

He lived at Illingworth Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Hughes, CharlesRef 453-870
Son of
William Hughes.

Born in Stourport, Worcestershire.

He was a clerk [1911] / employed by Homfray Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted at Halifax [March 1916] and served as a Rifleman with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of wounds [10th September 1916].

The Halifax Courier [23rd September 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé, France [Grave Ref IV C 38].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church, on Triangle War Memorial, and on the Triangle Roll of Honour.

His brother James also served with the King's Royal Rifle Corps and was wounded

Hughes, Christopher JamesRef 453-532
He was a refugee from Germany / employed at
Scarborough Mills, Halifax.

He lived at 15 Brunswick Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1944], and he served as a Rifleman with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

He was killed in Germany [24th March 1945] (aged 19).

He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 34 B 10].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hughes, DavidRef 453-676
Son of Benjamin Hughes, collier.

Born in Llangollen, North Wales.

He was a shuttle maker of 659 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1902] / a shuttle maker at Wilson Brothers, Cornholme / a shuttle peg finisher [1911].

On 12th July 1902, he married Rosey Webster [1881-19??] at Heptonstall Church.

Rosey, of Fernhill, Knotts Wood, Stansfield, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of John Webster, labourer


  1. John Arthur [b 1906] who was a cotton doffer for Fielden Brothers at Robinwood Mill [1921]
  2. Ronald [b 1911]
  3. Nellie [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 494 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]
  • 486 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1921]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in Gallipoli [7th August 1915].

The Todmorden & District News [15th October 1915] reported

Private David Hughes, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, reported missing since the 7th of August, aged 38

The following week's Edition [22nd October 1915] published his photograph.

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Glynn Helliwell

Hughes, EdwardRef 453-2
Born in Halifax.

He was a steel trunk maker [1901] / an insurance agent [1911].

In [Q1] 1901, he married Elizabeth Ann Newcombe [1876-1938] in Halifax.

Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of
William Newcombe


  1. Mary Josephine [b 1902]
  2. Agnes Annie [b 1904] who was a milliner at Warhurst and Taylor [1921]
  3. Kathleen [b 1906] who was a chocolate maker at Carr's Alexandria Works [1921]
  4. Edward Stephen [b 1909]
  5. George William [b 1912]
  6. Henry Newcombe [b 1915]
  7. Joseph Rosvall [b 1918]

They lived at

  • 10 Cross Rhodes Street, Halifax (living with Elizabeth  Ann's widowed mother) [1901]
  • 10 Cross Rhodes Street, Halifax [1911, 1921]

Living with them [in 1911] was Elizabeth Ann's widowed mother.

Edward died 27th July 1920 (aged 47).

Elizabeth Ann died 13th May 1938 (aged 62).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2642] with Elizabeth Ann's parents

Hughes, EllenRef 453-770
Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with John Rushworth [1891]

Hughes, Dr ErnestRef 453-217
Physician and surgeon.

Born in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

He lived at 56 Lee Mount Road, Ovenden [1901]

Hughes, Ernest William ShawRef 453-1496
Danecourt, Halifax.

Son of Thomas Alexander Sylvester Hughes of Lee Mount.

He was a physician.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration and a motor cycle drivers' licence.

In 1901, he married Winifred, daughter of Frederic Walker

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Hughes, Rev F. A.Ref 453-1046
Curate at
St Paul's Church, Queens Road [1907]

Hughes, Frederick LlewellynRef 453-2765

Curate at Illingworth [1881-1889]. He went on to become Rector of Lydeard St Lawrence

Hughes, GlynRef 453-411
Cheshire-born writer and broadcaster who lived at
Mill Bank in Calderdale

Hughes, Rev H.Ref 453-2576
Pastor at
Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church and Norland Baptist Church [from 2nd January 1887]

Hughes, James HerbertRef 453-544
Son of Emily & John Hughes.

Born in Bradford.

He was a French polisher in Leeds.

He married Margaret.


  1. child
  2. child

They lived at 5 Roper Lane, Ambler Thorn.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in Burma [12th January 1945] (aged 33).

The Commanding Officer, sent £100 to his widow; the money had been collected among his comrades.

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 12 A 5-18].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hughes, JohnRef 453-496
He was employed by
Whitworths' at Lee Mill.

He lived with his mother at Jail Lane, Halifax [1859].

He was charged and imprisoned for the murders of 2 local men:

  • Thomas Campbell Davis
  • Edward Cullen

Hughes, Canon John GeorgeRef 453-869
He was educated at Queens' College Cambridge. He was Curate at
Brighouse [1960-1963] / Priest-in-charge at St James's Church, Brighouse [1961-1965] / Vicar of Clifton [1963-1970]. He became Suffragan Bishop of Kensington [1987-1994]

Hughes, TedRef 453-H234
Poet Edward James Hughes was born at

See Broadbent's Foundry, Mytholmroyd, Donald B. Crossley, Elmet Trust and Walter Farrar

This & associated entries use material contributed by Francesca Grimshaw

Hughes, Rev Thomas Aylmer AlexanderRef 453-1124
Vicar of
St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf [1892]

Hughes, Thomas HenryRef 453-1331
Born in Brighouse.

He was a brass founder [1901] / landlord of the Commercial, Rastrick [1917] / president of the Brighouse Licensed Victuallers' Association  [for 25 years] / the oldest licensee in the town [when he retired].

At his pub, he continued a tradition of giving every customer a cigar on the first Sunday of each month.

In [Q3] 1892, he married Louisa Clayton [1868-19??] in Halifax.

Louisa was born in Southowram

They lived at 53 Piggott Street, Brighouse, after Thomas retired [1942]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Keith Crowley

Hughes, Rev W. T.Ref 453-1131
Minister at
Northgate End Chapel [1966]

Hughes, WilliamRef 453-3891
Born in St Asaph, Flintshire.

He was a tobacco manufacturer in Halifax.

In October 1849, he was charged with adulteration of tobacco, offences against the Excise Laws. He was found with having in his possession

  • 15 gallons of treacle
  • 318 lbs of catechu
  • 116 lbs of saltpetre
  • 5 gallons of an article called ink

all of which were used to adulterate his tobacco.

He was fined £900 and all his adulterated tobacco was forfeit.

He married Ann [1799-18??].

Ann was born in Cheswardine, Shropshire


  1. Ann [b 1828]
  2. Emma [b 1829]
  3. Elitia [b 1832]
  4. Adelaide [b 1837]

They lived at 26 Wade Street, Halifax [1851]

Hughes, Rev WilliamRef 453-2578

From Keighley. He was Pastor at Naze Bottom Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [January 1912]

Hughes, WilliamRef 453-854
Born in Kidderminster.

He was head dyer at carpet factory [1901].

He married Sarah [1859-19??].

Sarah was born in Hill Top, West Bromwich, Staffordshire


  1. John [b 1885] who was an assistant dyer carpet factory  [1901], who was a dyer carpet yarn [1911]
  2. William [b 1887] who was a solicitor's clerk [1901]
  3. Marion [b 1889] who was a weaver rugs [1911]
  4. Elsie [b 1890] who was a machinist [1911]
  5. James [b 1892] who was a dyer carpet yarn [1911]
  6. Charles
  7. Gladys [b 1895]
  8. Mary [b 1897] who was a finisher [1911]

They lived at

  • 18 Bewdley Road, Stourport, Kidderminster, Worcestershire [1901]
  • 65 York Crescent, King Cross, Halifax [1911]
  • Saw Hill Farm, Triangle [1916]

Sarah was widowed by 1911.

Their sons served with the King's Royal Rifle Corps in World War I: James was wounded & Charles was killed

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley


Hughes surnameRef 453-1
There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hughes, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hughes

Marriages 1895, 1942


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