Horsfield ...

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Horsfield, AlmonRef 466-205
[1896-1975] Also recorded as Almond.

Son of Crowther Horsfield.

Born in Halifax [31st March 1896].

He was a mill hand (blanket mill) - possibly R. T. Riley & Company [1911].

On 7th February 1920, he married Sarah Ann Hartley [1894-1982] at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax.

Child: Henry

They lived at 6 Lower Highfield, Mount Tabor, Halifax.

Almon died 1st May 1975.

Sarah Ann died 20th June 1982 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Horsfield, CrowtherRef 466-219
[1857-1909] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1901].

On 26th September 1889, he married Betty Tennant [1862-1932] in Halifax.

Betty was born in Kettlewell, Craven


  1. Henry
  2. Almon

They lived at

  • 19 Heath Hill, Illingworth [1901]
  • Heath Hill, Mount Tabor [1911]

Crowther died in Todmorden [Q3 1909] (aged 52).

In [Q2] 1911, Betty married Bentley Farnell in Halifax.

They lived at Upper Shaw Booth, Mount Tabor.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Horsfield, Frank DuerdenRef 466-1397
[1880-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Thomas Horsfield of 96 Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a player with St James's Cricket Club / a player with the Savile Bowling Club / a member of the Liberal Club / a knife-cutter with R. Sutcliffe & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He was injured when a shell caused the trench to collapse, and was sent to England.

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 38).

He was buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XX K 12].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Horsfield, GeorgeRef 466-482
[1819-1877] Of Warley.

He was a worsted overlooker.

He married Sally Crowther [1822-1893].


  1. Julia Ann [1850-1928] who married John William Horner

Horsfield, GeorgeRef 466-853
[1877-19??] Son of William Horsfield.

On 12th May 1904, he married Alice Nelson in Halifax.

Alice was the daughter of
George William Nelson

Horsfield, HartleyRef 466-3

In [Q4] 1892, he married Mary Jane Haigh [1872-1???] in Halifax.

Mary Jane was the daughter of
Samuel Haigh


  1. Ivy [b 1894] who was buried with her Haigh grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2825]

Horsfield, HenryRef 466-109
[1891-1918] Son of Crowther Horsfield

He lived at Melbourne Street, Hebden Bridge, then Upper Shaw Booth, Mount Tabor.

He was a blanket finisher with R. T. Riley & Company [1911].

He was engaged to Miss Ambler of Mixenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [9th November 1915] and served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He served in France for almost 3 years.

He died of septic pneumonia at Boulogne [9th November 1918] (aged 27).

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France, the following day.

The Halifax Courier [23rd November 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the family grave at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Horsfield, HenryRef 466-1274
[1923-1944] Son of Almon Horsfield.

He was educated at Christ Church School, Pellon / employed by Akroyd & Company at Clay Pits Mills, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [May 1942], and served as a Sapper with the 54th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died in India [27th August 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Digboi War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 3 E 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Horsfield, JamesRef 466-2548
[18??-19??] Partner in Hunt & Horsfield.

He lived at 165 Claremount Road, Halifax [1905]

Horsfield, JamesRef 466-1204
[1834-1904] Of Southowram.

He was a damask card stamper [1861] / a card stamper [1871, 1891] / a card cutter [1901].

In [Q1] 1855, he married Margaret Hemingway [1836-1918] in Halifax.


  1. Emily [1855-1864]
  2. Mary H. [b 1860] who was a card lacer [1871, 1891]
  3. David [b 1862] who was a card stamper [1891]
  4. Fred [b 1865] who was a card stamper [1891], a carpet  weaver [1901]
  5. Lily [1867-1887]
  6. Clement [b 1867] who was a card lacer (worsted) [1891], a  carpet weaver [1901]
  7. Lavinia [1869-1875]

They lived at

  • Beacon Corner, Beaumont Town [1861]
  • 27 Whitegate Terrace, Southowram [1871]
  • 34 Stoney Royd Terrace, Southowram [1891]
  • 39 Siddal Grove, Halifax [1901]

James died 27th January 1904 (aged 70).

Margaret died 20th January 1918 (aged 82).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4574]

Horsfield, JamesRef 466-2
[1850-1924] Born in Midgley / Luddenden.

He was a tailor [1871, 1881] / a warehouseman [1891] / a warehouseman (paper warehouse) [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1870, he married Elizabeth Jane (Lizzie) Baker [1853-1924] in Bradford.

Elizabeth Jane was born in Middlesbrough


  1. Ann [b 1872] who was a paper bag maker [1891]
  2. Rowland [1880-1909] who was an errand boy [1891], a cart  driver (sanitary department) [1901] & was buried with his parents
  3. Alice Jane [b 1887] who was an underclothing machinist  [1911], a buttonhole maker [1901, 1901]
  4. Will [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • 4 Butler Street, Bradford (lodging Sophia & William  Catton) [1871]
  • 35 Mount Pellon, Halifax [1881]
  • 12 Bancroft Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 10 Rocks View, Halifax [1911]

Elizabeth Jane died 17th February 1924 (aged 71).

James died 31st July 1924 (aged 74).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 954] with Esther Annie Wood [1869-1949] & Mary Makin [1837-1919]

Question: Does anyone know whether/how Esther Annie Wood & Mary Makin are related to the Horsfield family?


Horsfield, JohnRef 466-596
[1879-1???] Son of Mitchell Horsfield.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an overlooker of Mixenden [1897].

In [Q2] 1897, he married Mary Hollas at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of All Soul's Road, Halifax, was the daughter of William Hollas


  1. Fred [1897-1913] who was a worsted doffer [1911]

    He  worked as a shunt horse lad for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway  Company at Halifax Goods Yard, & died in an accident there [18th June  1913]; he was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax with his  mother and his Hollas grandparents

  2. Arnold [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted setter [1911]
  3. Roy [b 1905]

They lived at

  • 2 High Sunderland, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Upper Horley Green, Halifax [1911]

Horsfield, John JamesRef 466-1366
[1925-1943] Son of Rose & Leonard Horsfield of Pellon.

He was a member of Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / educated at Battinson Road School / a swimmer / employed at Brearley's, Bermondsey leather works / a member of the Home Guard. He lived at 4 Cambridge Street, Pellon.

During World War II, and he served as a Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard shore establishment HMS Wildfire.

He died of pneumonia inthe naval hospital [23rd November 1943] (aged 18).

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [2 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Horsfield, John OgdenRef 466-1226
[1891-1919] Born in Midgley.

In [Q4] 1918, he married Emily Uttley in Halifax.

Emily was born in Midgley, the daughter of
James Uttley


  1. John [b 1919] who was born posthumously, and was a municipal transport department clerk [1961]

They lived at 69 Thomas Street South, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [11th January 1916], and served with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was seriously wounded in the abdomen [29th June 1917].

He was discharged [10th April 1918] with a pension of 27/6d for 4 weeks and thereafter 13/9d.

He died 28th February 1919.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £410.

Administration was granted to his widow Emily.

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Booth Congregational Roll of Honour.

Emily died at Pye Nest [8th March 1961] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,952 14/3d

to son John

Horsfield, Mrs Louisa AdelaideRef 466-1609
[1830-1864] Of Barnsley. She wrote a collection of 65 poems entitled The Cottage Lyre. She died in Halifax

Horsfield, LukeRef 466-1512
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Longbotham, Horsfield & Fielding [1934].

He qualified in February 1908

Horsfield, MitchellRef 466-1394
[1848-19??] Son of George Horsfield, farmer.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a delver of Ovenden [1874] / a stone delver [1881] / a stone quarryman [1891, 1901].

In 1874, he married Zillah Wilson [1850-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Zillah / Elizabeth was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Joseph Wilson, delver


  1. Polly [b 1875] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  2. Joe [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], an iron  moulder [1901]
  3. John
  4. Emily Ann who was a worsted winder [1901]
  5. George [b 1885] who was an apprentice planer for machine  maker [1901]
  6. Edith [b 1886] who was a worsted turner [1901]
  7. William Henry [1888-1891]
  8. Annie [b 1891]
  9. May [b 1893]

They lived at

  • Cragg, Ovenden [1881, 1891]
  • 6-8 Hays Lane Bottom, Halifax [1901]

Horsfield, WilliamRef 466-1567
[1784-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 15 acres [1851] / a wool comber [1851].

He married Mary [1796-18??].

Mary was a weaver [1841]


  1. Luke [b 1821] who was a weaver [1841]
  2. Squire [b 1826] who was a weaver [1841]
  3. Ellen [b 1826] who was a weaver [1841]
  4. Mark [b 1828] who was a weaver [1841]
  5. David [b 1830] who was a wool comber [1851]
  6. Sarah [1834-1904] who was a wool comber [1851] & became  the second wife of John Mackwell
  7. Martha [1836-1875] who was a wool comber [1851] & became  the first wife of John Mackwell
  8. Alice [b 1840]

They lived at Durham, Warley [1841, 1851]

Horsfield, WilliamRef 466-4051
[18??-18??] Of Knottingley, Wakefield.

He married Eliza Cawthorn.


  1. Mary Jane [1850-1904] who married Alfred Crabtree
  2. Alice [1863-1929] who married James Hartley
  3. Clara [1864-1938] who married Dan Crossley

After the death of their mother, Alice and Clara lived with sister Mary Jane and her husband Alfred Crabtree for several years

Horsfield, WilliamRef 466-701
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1826-1869].

Elizabeth died 20th March 1869 (aged 43), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1508] with William's brother Oliver Horsfield [1838-1865] who died in Ottawa, Canada.

Details of William's death / burial place are not yet known

Horsfield, WilliamRef 466-9800
[1821-1???] He was a carrier [1871].

He married Susey [1822-1???].


  1. Edwin [b 1849] who was a plumber & glazer [1871, 1871]
  2. Susan [b 1852] who was a worsted twister [1871]
  3. Mary A. [b 1854] who was a cotton reeler [1871, 1871]
  4. William [b 1857] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  5. Ellis [b 1865]

They lived at Bolton Brow [1871]

Horsfield, WilliamRef 466-7120
[1852-1???] Born in Queensbury.

He was a professor of music [1891].

He married Mary [1854-1???].


  1. George [b 1877] who was an apprentice to the music business [1891]

They lived at 32 Hampden Place, Halifax [1891]

Horsfield, WilloughbyRef 466-71
[1896-1957] Born in Luddenden.

On 2nd April 1921, he married Lottie Brear in Luddenden

Lottie was the daughter of
John Brear

There is no record of any children.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Booth Congregational Roll of Honour, having served in World War I.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden: Willoughby [26th September 1957]; Lottie [24th January 1974]


Horsfield surnameRef 466-1
A variant of the surname Horsfall.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout Recorded in 1710

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

Unattached BMDs for Horsfield

Marriages 1840, 1907, 1920; Death 1907


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