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
[1833-1???] 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
[18??-19??] Partner in Hughes, Fawcett & Company.

He lived at Illingworth Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Hughes, CharlesRef 453-870
[1894-1916] 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
[1926-1945] 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 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
[1879-1915] Born in Llangollen, Wales.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in Gallipoli [7th August 1915].

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

Hughes, EllenRef 453-770
[1876-19??] 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
[1870-19??] Physician and surgeon.

Born in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

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

Hughes, Ernest William ShawRef 453-1496
[1870-19??] Of 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

Hughes, Rev F. A.Ref 453-1046
[18??-19??] Curate at St Paul's Church, Queens Road [1907]

Hughes, Frederick LlewellynRef 453-2765
[18??-1???] MA.

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

Hughes, GlynRef 453-411
[1935-2011] Cheshire-born writer and broadcaster who lived at Mill Bank in Calderdale

Hughes, Rev H.Ref 453-2576
[18??-19??] Pastor at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church and Norland Baptist Church [from 2nd January 1887]

Hughes, James HerbertRef 453-544
[1912-1945] 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
[1839-1???] 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
[1935-1994] 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
[1930-1998] Poet Edward James Hughes was born at Mytholmroyd.

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

Hughes, Rev Thomas Aylmer AlexanderRef 453-1124
[18??-19??] Vicar of St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf [1892]

Hughes, Thomas HenryRef 453-1331
[1867-19??] 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]

Hughes, Rev W. T.Ref 453-1131
[19??-19??] Minister at Northgate End Chapel [1966]

Hughes, WilliamRef 453-3891
[1797-18??] 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
[18??-18??] ATS.

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

Hughes, WilliamRef 453-854
[1857-1???] 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



Hughes surnameRef 453-1
There are 23 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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