Holroyde ...

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

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Holroyde, MrRef 408-820

He married Unknown.


  1. Ellen
  2. Joseph

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Holroyde, AlphonsoRef 408-1090
[1895-1916] Son of Thomas Holroyde.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer (blankets) [1911].

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 3rd September 1916.

The Halifax Courier [23rd June 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.1, France [Grave Ref V F 6].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Holroyde, AmmonRef 408-927
[1876-1917] Born in Rishworth.

He was a wire mattress maker [1911]

In July 1899, he married Emma Whiteley [1872-19??] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Barkisland

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 14 Upper Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 20 Upper Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

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

He was killed in action [15th April 1917].

He was buried at the Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mien [III D 20].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden

Holroyde, ElkanahRef 408-3485
[1775-1824] Of Wood Lane.

Son of Elkanah Holroyd

He married Hannah.


  1. son
  2. son
  3. George [1805-1820]

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: son George [20th May 1820]; Elkanah [26th December 1824]

Holroyde, EllenRef 408-822
[1825-1898] Daughter of Mr Holroyde.

She never married.

She worked at Brigg Royd, Soyland as a servant and housekeeper for the Ridehalgh family [from about 1851] until 1895 when Richard Ridehalgh died.

She lived at Bank Bottom, Ripponden.

She died 24th January 1898.

She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden with her brother Joseph Holroyde. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,152 4/4d.

Probate was granted to Strickson Landin

Holroyde, HaroldRef 408-9400

Holroyde, HarryRef 408-928
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden

Holroyde, HowardRef 408-331
[1871-1937] Son of Mary Emma Holroyd; no father was shown on his marriage record.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

On 3rd July 1873, Mary Emma married Harry Riley.

In 1881, Howard is recorded as Howard Riley.

Howard was a coachman (not domestic) [1871] / a coachman (livery stable) [1911] / a carter [1891].

On 3rd October 1891, he married Isabella Hargreaves [1871-1950] at Halifax Parish Church.

Isabella, of Tuel Lane, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of John Hargreaves, coal miner


  1. Willie [b 1894]
  2. Fred [b 1896]
  3. Doris [9th September 1897-Q3 1974]
  4. James [b 1900]
  5. Lilly / Edith [b 1904]
  6. Howard
  7. Jack [b 1909]
  8. Joe [b 1911]

They lived at 5 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

The couple died in Sowerby Bridge

Holroyde, HowardRef 408-328
[1906-1941] Son of Howard Holroyde.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

Baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [13th March 1907].

In [Q2] 1935, he married Lily Uttley in Rochdale.

They lived at Smallbridge, Lancashire.

He was a regular soldier, and served in India [for 6 years].

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the York & Lancaster Regiment.

He served at Dunkirk and in Crete.

He died of wounds [26th November 1941] (aged 36).

He was buried at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya [Grave Ref 8 F 13].

Holroyde, IsaacRef 408-4791
[1806-1874] Son of weaver Benjamin Holroyd.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a cloth weaver [1841] / a hand loom weaver woollen [1851] / a farmer [1861, 1871].

On 27th March 1830, he married (1) Mary Holroyd [1802-185?] at Elland Parish Church.

Mary already had a child: Allen [1828-1876] who was a handloom weaver [1851]


  1. Jonathan [1831-1902] who was a handloom weaver [1851]
  2. David
  3. Stephen [1838-1892] who was a woollen weaver [1861]

Mary died between 1851 & 1858.

On 7th March 1858, he married (2) Ann Pilling [1814-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ann, of Greetland, was the daughter of engineer Abraham Pilling

The family lived at

  • Clough Head, Greetland [1841]
  • 9 Clough Head, Greetland [1851]
  • Bank End, Greetland [1861, 1871]

Holroyde, JohnRef 408-4510
[1723-1801] Of Kebroyd.

He died 9th February 1801

Holroyde, JohnRef 408-206

He married Grace Bentley [1812-1???].

Grace was born in Norland


  1. John [b 1837] who was a core maker [1861]
  2. James [b 1841] who was an engine mechanic [1861]
  3. Mary Emma [b 1843] who was a cotton slubber [1861], a  woollen weaver [1871] & married Harry Riley
  4. Benjamin [b 1845] who was an iron moulder's apprentice  [1861]
  5. Joseph [b 1846] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1861]
  6. Tom [b 1848] who was a ? printer [1861], a moulder [1871]
  7. Sarah [b 1850] who was a cotton ? [1861], a machinist  [1871]
  8. Maria [b 1852] who was a doubler in cotton mill [1871]

John (snr) died before 1861.

They lived at

  • 11-14 Nook, Sowerby [1861]
  • Water Street, Sowerby [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Howard Holroyde

Holroyde, JohnRef 408-818
[1856-1945] Son of Joseph Holroyde.

Born in Ripponden [13th October 1856]; baptised 31st December 1856.

He was a surgeon / a GP in Chatham, Kent [1891].

In 1882, he married Katherine Charlotte Bundy [1862-19??] at St Giles, London.

Katherine Charlotte was born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire


  1. Olive E. N. [b 1889]
  2. Katherine A. D. [b 1894]
  3. Viola M. B. [b 1896]

He died in Kent in 1945

Holroyde, John BaileyRef 408-1204
[1828-1894] Son of William Ferguson Holroyd

Born 9th February 1827.

He was a solicitor [1861] / partner in Holroyde & Smith / Clerk to the West Riding & Borough Justices.

He was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain of the 4th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteers [10th May 1861].

In 1852, he married Emily Anne Smith in Worksop.

Emily Anne was the daughter of Rev Charles George W. Smith


  1. William Frederick
  2. Charles James [1855-1935]
  3. Emily Mary Louisa [Louie] [1856-1925] who never married  and was buried at Streatham Park Cemetery, London
  4. George Ernest [1859-1928] who died in Australia
  5. Lucy Beatrice [1860-1948] who married Joseph Moxon Kirk
  6. Helen Laura [1862-1950] who married Whiteley Ward Tamplin

The family lived at

In 1861, his mother Mary A. [aged 60] his unmarried sister-in-law Lucy M. Smith [aged 23] and his unmarried brother-in-law Horace M. Smith (an articled clerk) were with the family.

In 1873, he spoke on behalf of the complainants during the enquiry into the Buzzer & Whistle Nuisance, saying that the steam whistle of Messrs Eastwood's Pepper Hill Mill, Luddenden was a nuisance to him and his household

He died at 36 Clare Hall Road, Halifax [9th June 1894].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £580 7/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily Ann, and Alfred Arnold (barrister-at-law).

Emily Anne died 18th January 1896.

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Holroyde, JosephRef 408-812
[1832-1870] Son of Mr Holroyde.

He was Relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for Ripponden district [1861].

On 25th April 1855, he married Jane Crabtree at Halifax Parish Church / St Bartholomew's, Ripponden.

Jane was the daughter of James Crabtree

Child: John

They lived at Prospect House, Soyland [1861, 1870].

Living with them [in 1861] were Jane's sisters, Mary & Ann.

Joseph died at Prospect House, Soyland [25th March 1870].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

The will was proved by his widow Jane and William Edwin Carter.

Jane died 23rd October 1871 (aged 41).

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Joseph's sister, Ellen, is buried with them

Holroyde, ThomasRef 408-1110
[1854-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Ann Holroyd and probably Enos Craven.

Born in Elland.

He was the only one of his siblings to retain the surname Holroyde.

He was an iron moulder [1877].

In 1877, he married Hannah Brooke [1856-1???] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Rastrick


  1. Harry [b 1877]
  2. Lily [1880-1955] who married Lincoln Shackleton
  3. Charlie Craven [1881-1977]
  4. Martha [1883-1954]
  5. Minnie [1886-1974]
  6. Victor [1893-1982]
  7. Alphonso
  8. Verney [1897-1946]

The children were born in Elland.

They lived at

  • Delph Hill, Rastrick [1881]
  • Bank End, Upper Edge, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]
  • 31 Bank's End, Upper Edge, Elland [1917]

Holroyde, William FrederickRef 408-1203
[1853-1928] Eldest son of John Bailey Holroyde.

Born in Halifax.

(Possibly) partner in W. F. Holroyde, Son & Cronhelm.

He was a solicitor [1881].

On 20th April 1878, he married (1) Elizabeth Pontifex [1850-1886] from Winchester, at Barnet.

On 27th August 1896, he married (2) Isabel Edith Child at Copley Church.

Child: John [b 1898]

They lived at

  • 35 Eckington Road, Tottenham, London [1881]
  • Bexley, Kent [1896]
  • Sheffield House, Hayes, Kent [1901]

Died in Kent [1928] (aged 75) 


Holroyde surnameRef 408-1
A variant of the surname Holroyd

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

There are 17 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holroyde, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Holroyde

Marriages 1901, 1923; Deaths 1804, 1805, 1835, 1900


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