Heyworth ...

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Heyworth, AbrahamRef 476-336
[1861-1???] His father was not recorded on the marriage records.

He was a twister-in of California, Wadsworth [1881]

On 16th July 1881, he married Ruth Greenwood.

Ruth was the daughter of
Thomas Greenwood

Heyworth, CharlesRef 476-5700
[1809-1861] Son of Jeremiah Heyworth.

He, his father and brothers were all working stone masons, contractors, church and factory builders and so on.

He was a farmer, stone mason and merchant of Henshaw Barn Walsden / a quarryman employing 6 men and a farmer of 10 acres employing 1 man  [1851].

He married Ann Fielden.


  1. Charles
  2. William
  3. Jeremiah
  4. Grace
  5. Mary Ann
  6. Sarah
  7. John

Heyworth, CharlesRef 476-1426
[1815-1876] Of Clough, Walsden.

He took a leading part in the building of Walsden Church. In 1864, he had the contract for the erection of the spire

Heyworth, Charles ArthurRef 476-771
[1912-1944] Son of Eliza Ann & Arthur Heyworth of Cornholme.

During World War II, and he served as a Fusilier with the 2nd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 14th August 1944 (aged 32).

He was buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXIII D 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Heyworth, FrankRef 476-741
[1890-1917] Son of Watson Heyworth.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of Oldroyd Sunday school / a cotton weaver [1911] / at W. L. Sandbach & Company, Ridgefoot Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was sent to France [November 1916].

He died 2nd December 1917.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [11th October 1918] reported

Signaller Frank Heyworth, 2nd K.O.Y. Light Infantry, was posted missing since December 2nd 1917, now assumed to have died, aged 28.

He was single and lived at 14 Oldroyd, Todmorden


He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108-111], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Heyworth, Dr H.Ref 476-32
[1???-18??] He lived at Pall Mall, Todmorden. Part of his garden – which originally extended from Meadow Lane to Bond Street – became York Place, Todmorden

Heyworth, JamesRef 476-9402
[1794-1862] Known as Jim o'Jer's.

Son of Jeremiah Heyworth.

Born at Top of Hill.

He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Taylor.


  1. John
  2. Charles
  3. Thomas
  4. Samuel
  5. Ann
  6. James
  7. Mary
  8. Jane
  9. Betty

They lived at Square in Walsden on their marriage.

He, his father and brothers were all working stone masons, contractors, church and factory builders and so on.

The family moved to Swineshead Clough in Langfield where he farmed and continued his stone quarrying and building business.

He was a farmer of 26 acres at Swineshead Clough employing 1 man and master mason employing 7 men [1851].

He opened a stone quarry on Langfield Moor above Carr Green in a place called Jail Hole

Heyworth, James W.Ref 476-764
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Heyworth, JeremiahRef 476-1413
[1767-1830] Son of John Heyworth.

Born and died at Top o' th' Hill Farm, Walsden.

He married Betty, daughter of John Fielden of Bottomley


  1. John
  2. James
  3. Jeremiah
  4. Abraham
  5. Samuel
  6. William
  7. Betty
  8. Charles
  9. Sally
  10. Mary
  11. Martha

Jeremiah and his sons were all working stone masons, contractors, church and factory builders and so on

Heyworth, JohnRef 476-2401
[17??-1???] He married Mary Emmot.


  1. John
  2. Jeremiah

Heyworth, JohnRef 476-2
[1763-1802] Of General Wood Farm, Walsden.

Son of John Heyworth.

He married Mally, daughter of John Fielden of Bottomley


  1. Jeremiah
  2. James
  3. Betty
  4. Mary
  5. Thomas
  6. John
  7. Sally
  8. Zachariah
  9. Hannah

After John's death, Mally went on to marry twice more: Abraham Crossley, then Robert Jackson

Heyworth, John BruceRef 476-680
[1895-1917] AB.

Son of Samuel Heyworth.

Born Johnny Heyworth in Burnley [9th May 1895].

He was a picker maker's apprentice [1911] / employed by Pierpoint & Bryant.

During World War I, he joined up [June 1912] and served with the Royal Navy on HM Torpedo Boat 4.

He died 26th May 1917 (aged 22).

He was buried at Ramsgate Cemetery, Kent [Grave Ref LA 52B].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [15th June 1917] reported his death with a photograph

Able Seaman John Bruce Heyworth died when the torpedo boat he was on, exploded in Ramsgate Harbour on the 26th of May 1917.

He lived at 62 Dean Head Villas, Summit


The Todmorden & District News [31st May 1918] published

In Memoriam

John Bruce Heyworth, Navy, died on the 26th of May 1917, aged 22.

From his mother, sisters (including his married sister Mary Alice) and brother Walter in India,

62 Dean Head Villas, Summit, near Littleborough


The Ramsgate Historical Society published an account of the event:

Based at Ramsgate during the War, were two of HM Torpedo boats used for assisting merchant craft. Boat No.4 was lying alongside the cross-wall in the inner harbour at 8:15 am on Saturday, May 26th 1917, when a terrific explosion occurred aboard, as a result of which fourteen ratings lost their lives in a most shocking manner.

It transpired that a number of bluejackets were cleaning a live torpedo on the forward part of the ship, when the projectile exploded. The concussion was terrific and immediately there was a huge burst of flame which seemed to envelope the ship.

Men who were on the forward part of the decks were simply blown to atoms, but marvellous to relate, three who were standing on the raised gun platform in the immediate vicinity were uninjured. For a moment or two they stood as though petrified, and then, to the amazement of those in the vicinity, walked off onto the harbour wall.

The deck plating of the ship was torn and twisted as though made of tin, and huge pieces of brass and iron, woodwork and splinters of torpedo casing, were hurled, with fragments of human beings, hundreds of feet into the air.

The few men who were below at breakfast must have been simply burned alive, so intense was the heat from the flames


Heyworth, John HerbertRef 476-1731
[1867-19??] Son of Timothy Heyworth.

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891] / a cotton mill manager [1901] / a cotton manufacturer [1904] / a cotton manufacturer at Vale Mill, Todmorden [1905] / a cotton manufacturer of Woodbank, Walsden [1907] / a retired cotton manufacturer [1911].

In 1907, he married Elizabeth Law [1866-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth, of Halifax Road, Stansfield, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of John Law, butcher

They lived at 86 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1911]

Heyworth, SamuelRef 476-2846
[18??-18??] Cotton dealer at Gauxholme.

In November 1856, he was declared bankrupt

Heyworth, SamuelRef 476-1003
[1865-1905] Son of Samuel Heyworth, mason.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver of 16 Goshen Terrace, Todmorden [1883] / a cotton weaver [1891] / an out porter [1901].

On 18th October 1883, he married Sarah Ann Stott [1863-19??] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

Sarah Ann, a weaver of 4 Bank Street, Todmorden [1883], was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Mr Stott, overlooker.

She was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901, 1911]



  1. Mary Alice [b Burnley 1888] who was a visitor staying  with the Greenhalgh family in Burnley [1891] & married Robert Copping
  2. Sarah Ellen [1891] who died in infancy
  3. Lily [b 1893] who was a sateen cloth weaver [1911]
  4. Johnny
  5. Walter [b 1898] who was a picker maker's apprentice [1911]
  6. Easter [b 1900]
  7. Kathleen [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 17 Dancroft Yard, Walsden [1891]
  • Bethel Street, Barnoldswick [1901]
  • 1 Gauxholme Fold, Todmorden [1911]
  • 3 Dean Head Summit, Littleborough [1917]
  • 62 Dean Head Villas, Summit [1917]
  • 4 Quarry Cottages, Walsden (Sarah Ann & daughter  Kathleen) [1921]

Living with them [in 1911] was granddaughter Hilda Copping [b  1909].

Samuel died Q1 1905 (aged 39) 

Heyworth, T.Ref 476-2942
[1799-1876] Of Woodhouse.

He was the Relieving officer at Todmorden. He was appointed when the Poor Law Act came into operation [1838], and held the post until his death

See Tim Cowbrain

Heyworth, TimothyRef 476-1388
[1832-1885] Son of John Hayworth.

Born in Bacup, Lancashire.

He was a cotton weaver [1871] / a cotton manufacturer [1881].

In 1863, he married Eliza Williams [1837-1904] in Ashton, Lancashire.

Eliza was born in Chirk, Denbighshire, the daughter of John Williams.

She was a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901]



  1. Sarah Anne [b 1864] who was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891],  a dressmaker [1901]
  2. John Herbert

They lived at

  • Shedlars Row, Spotland, Rochdale, Lancashire [1871]
  • 24 White Platts, Stansfield [1881]
  • 19 Stansfield Road, Langfield [1891]
  • 21 Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 1 Hammerton Terrace, Todmorden [1904]

Living with them [in 1871] was nephew Frederick Williams [b  1859].

Timothy died in Todmorden in 1885 (aged 49).

Eliza died in Todmorden [19th July 1904].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £8,270.

Probate was granted to children Sarah Anne & John Herbert

Heyworth, Uttley GreenwoodRef 476-8240
[1843-1921] Born in Todmorden.

He was landlord of the Bridge Street Tavern, Sowerby Bridge [1908, 1911].

On 24th December 1864, he married Eliza Nicholl [1845-1937].

Eliza was born in Sowerby


  1. Mary Greenwood (Heyworth) [1865-1956] who married Albert Ainley Frankland
  2. Jane Ellen [1868-1955] who married Harry Scott
  3. Fred Greenwood (Heyworth) [1869-1947] who married [1893]  Sarah Brearley [1871-1909], and was a loom tackler in a  woollen mill [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were widowed son Fred and grandson Uttley Greenwood Heyworth [b 1896] (an apprentice to iron trade) 

Uttley died 2nd May 1921.

Eliza died 6th September 1937.

The couple were buried at St George's Church, Sowerby

Heyworth, WatsonRef 476-502
[1859-1921] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In 1883, he married Emily Roberts [1859-1933] in Todmorden.

Emily was born in Todmorden


  1. Martha [1885-1921]
  2. Walter [1887-1944] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Frank

They lived at 14 Oldroyd, Todmorden [1911]

Heyworth, WilliamRef 476-947
[1820-1???] Born in Bacup, Lancashire.

He was a boarding house & dining room keeper [1881].

Around 1852, he married Mary [1821-1???].

Mary was born in Bacup Lancashire


  1. William [b 1852] who was a dining room attendant [1881]  who married Nancy [b 1849]
  2. Mary [b 1856] who was an assistant [1881]
  3. Susannah [b 1859] who was a school teacher [1881]
  4. Arthur [b 1862] who was a chemist (unemployed) [1881]
  5. Sarah [b 1865] who was an apprentice dress maker [1881]

They lived at 20/22 Southgate, Halifax [1881]


Heyworth surnameRef 476-1
There are 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Heyworth, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Heyworth

Marriage 1909


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