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Hamer, Addison
[1856-1934] Born in Outlane.

He was a cotton twiner [1881] / an asylum attendant [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1880, he married (1) Elizabeth Garside in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Thomas Garside
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1884]
  2. Samuel [1888-19??]
  3. Thomas Garside (Hamer) [1891-1892]

Elizabeth died (possibly) in childbirth [10th October 1891] (aged 36).

Elizabeth & son Thomas were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: Q12] with her parents.

In [Q3] 1904, Addison married (2) Alice Copley Youle [1868-19??] at Ecclesall Bierlow.

The family lived at

  • Elland-cum-Greetland [with Elizabeth's parents 1881]
  • Wortley, Sheffield [1901, 1911]

Addison died at Wortley [Q2 1934] (aged 78) 

Hamer, Alfred
[18??-19??] DCM.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He served at Gallipoli. He was twice commended for gallantry. On 6th May 1915, he led a group of men during an attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and was awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry

Hamer, Arnold
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Hamer.

Born in Greetland.

He was a member of West Vale Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by Joseph Foster & Company, Bank Bottom, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [28th August 1916], and served as a Private with the 22nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was injured when a shell tore a piece of flesh from his arm, he carried on and was killed by another shell in front of Polygon Wood in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, whilst acting as No.2 on his gun [4th October 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 154-159 & 163A], and on Elland War Memorial.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th October 1917]

Hamer, Edward
[1837-1861] He worked for Messrs Holroyd, power-loom makers at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

On 19th February 1861, he was killed when a new grindstone shattered and stuck him in the chest and abdomen. The stone – 6 ft in diameter and 1 ft in thickness – was being tested and run at maximum speed

Hamer, Emmanuel
[1883-1917] Son of Mark Hamer.

Born in Rishworth.

During World War I, he enlisted in Bury, Lancashire, and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He was killed in action [26th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 2], and on the Memorial at Rishworth Independent Church

Hamer, Ernest
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Engineers, then served as a Private with the 710th Company Labour Corps.

He was killed in action [25th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 11], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hamer, F.
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Hamer, F.
[1885-1918] Son of Millicent & James Hamer of Halifax.

He married Alice.

They lived at King Cross.

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

He died 26th November 1918 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan

Hamer, Fred
[1903-1920] Son of John Edward Hamer.

Born in Halifax [2nd January 1903].

Baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley [4th March 1903].

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

He died aboard the HMS Delft [24th May 1920].

The UK Royal Navy War Graves Roll records


Cause of Death:

Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action

 

He was buried at Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland [Grave Ref 8 A 8].

He is remembered on Copley War Memorial.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack lost his life

Hamer, Harry
[1894-1958] Son of John Edward Hamer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He was a wireless operator at RAF Sydenham and RAF Long Kesh, Northern Ireland.

He was taken prisoner at Frederichfeld, Germany [October 1914].

He was awarded the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War.

He applied for replacement medals whilst living at 22 Bromley's Buildings, Gibbet Street

Hamer, Heath
[1882-1954] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a corn miller [1911].

He may have served in the Second Boer War.

During World War I, he served with the Durham Light Infantry.

He was a POW in Hamel, Hanover, Germany [October 1914].

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War

Hamer, Henry
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Pinfold Quarries, Norland [1905]

Hamer, Henry
[1856-1910] Son of Samuel Hamer.

He was a weaver [1871] / a stone merchant [1899, 1901].

After the death of his brother Samuel, Henry took over at the Fleece, Barkisland and ran the pub from 1899 until at least 1908.

On 8th October 1882, he married Martha Sykes [1857-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Herbert [1882-1953] who was a cattleman on farm [1901], and never married
  2. Edith [1884-1926] who was a clerk in tavern [1901], never married, and was buried with her parents
  3. Edgar [1889-1890] who was buried with his parents

The family lived at The Fleece, Ripponden Old Bank [1901].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 275]

Hamer, J.
[18??-19??] Electric light and power engineer at 3 & 4 Horton Street and 26 Thomas Street, Halifax [1900]

Hamer, Jack
[1896-1918] Son of John Edward Hamer.

Baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross [25th November 1896].

He was a worsted spinner [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [21st March 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on the Copley Roll of Honour.

His brothers also served in the War, and Fred lost his life

Hamer, Joe
[1854-1???] Son of William Hamer, corn miller.

Born in Halifax.

He was a paviour of Skircoat [1875] / a paver [1881] / a street paver [1891].

In 1875, he married Margaret Billington [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret, of Halifax, was born in Preston, Lancashire, the daughter of Richard Billington, clogger
 

Children:

  1. John Edward
  2. Richard [b 1879] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  3. Delia [b 1881]
  4. William L [b 1883]
  5. Maria J [b 1885]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1888]
  7. Alice [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • 44 Nichol Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1881] were brothers-in-law Charles Billington [b 1862] (paver's labourer), & William H. Billington [b 1867] (worsted doffer) 

Hamer, Joe
[1885-1962] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a worsted oiler [1901] / a miller [1911].

During World War I, he served with the Durham Light Infantry.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917]. His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War

Hamer, John
[1801-18??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a fancy woollen weaver [1851].

Around 1827, he married Elizabeth [1797-18??].


Elizabeth was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1827] who was a wool comber [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1830] who was a hand loom weaver (serge) [1851]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1833] who was a power loom weaver (serge) [1851]

The family lived at 509 Sowood, Stainland [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were lodger Abraham Aspinall and grandson Benjamin Hamer [b 1849]

Hamer, John
[1810-1867] Born in Greetland.

He was a labourer [1861].

He married Harriet [1813-1879].


Harriet was born in Norland.

She was a washer woman [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Martha [bapt Bolton Brow 8th January 1837]
  2. Ann [b 1st March 1839] who was a piecer in cotton factory [1881]
  3. Alice [b 1848] who was a part-time piecer in woollen factory [1881]
  4. Priscilla [b 1850] who was a part-time piecer in woollen factory [1881], a worsted twister [1871]
  5. Amos [b 1853] who was a part-time piecer in woollen factory [1881], a soap extractor [1871]
  6. Joseph

The family lived at

  • Rustic Place, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Elland Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson John Barraclough [b  1864].

John died 3rd May 1867 (aged 57).

Harriet died 3rd May 1879 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O3]

Hamer, John
[1885-1918] Son of Millicent & James Hamer of Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer with W. H. Smithson.

He married Alice.

They lived at King Cross Street, Halifax.

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

He died of influenza in Mussorie, India [26th November 1918] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hamer, John Edward
[1859-1932] Son of William Hamer, corn miller.

Born in Warley.

He was a corn miller of Skircoat [1879] / a corn miller [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

On 9th August 1879, he married Emma Jane Taylor Heath [1860-1933] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, the daughter of William Heath, sailor
 

Children:

  1. William [1880-1929] who was a corn miller [1901]
  2. Mary Harriet [1880-1965] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Heath
  4. Joe
  5. Nelson
  6. Edward Harold [1890-1956] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  7. Ada [1892-1893]
  8. Harry
  9. Jack
  10. Lewis
  11. Fred

The 9 oldest children were baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross, the others were baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley.

The family lived at

  • Wilsons Buildings, Wakefield Road, Skircoat [1881]
  • 7 Washer Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 89 & 90 Railway Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 30 Copley Hall Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Most of the sons served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives

Hamer, John Edward
[1877-1951] Son of Joe Hamer.

Born in King Cross.

Baptised at King Cross [12th August 1877].

He was a worsted mill hand [1891] / a postman [1907, 1911]. In January 1897, he enlisted for 12 years as a Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy.

He was promoted to Stoker 1st Class [July 1906], and transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve [January 1909].

In [Q2] 1907, he married Annie Winterbottom in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1904]
  2. John Edward [14th September 1908-Q1 1983]
  3. Edith A [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 6 Arthur Street, Halifax [1908]
  • Mount Pleasant, Ripponden [1911]
  • 74 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1918]

During World War I, he rejoined the Navy [September 1914] and was in the Howe Battalion. He transferred to the Fleet [July 1915].

He survived the War, and was demobbed [February 1919].

Hamer, Joseph
[1856-1907] Son of John Hamer.

Born in Elland.

He was a worsted doffer [1871] / a green grocer [1881].

In [Q1] 1879, he married Lydia Lees [1854-1911] in Halifax.


Lydia was born in Longwood
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1881]

The family lived at Elland Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was brother Amos Hamer [b 1854] & boarder Lucy Lees [b 1874].

Joseph died in Halifax [Q4 1907] (aged 51) 

Lydia died in Halifax [Q1 1911] (aged 57) 

Hamer, Joseph
[1856-1914] Son of Ellen & David Hamer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a rug stitcher [1871] / a rag & earthenware dealer employing 1 woman [1881] / a rag & pot dealer and electrician [1891] / an electrical engineer [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1880, he married Mary Ellen Oldfield [1855-19??].


Mary Ellen was born in Derby
 

They lived at

  • Hanover Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Edward Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Union Street South, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Cheltenham Place, Coronation Road, Halifax [1914]

Joseph died at Halifax Infirmary [24th September 1914] (aged 58).

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Hamer, Joseph
[1898-1919] Son of Joseph Holdsworth Hamer

Born in Greetland.

He was a farm lad [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the C/331st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in Elland [23rd February 1919] (aged 20).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [142A]

Hamer, Joseph Holdsworth
[1867-1919] Son of Richard Hamer, weaver.

Born in Sawood.

He was a cloth finisher of West Vale, Greetland [1888] [1901] / a cloth presser [1911].

On 11th March 1888, he married Phoebe Rubery [1866-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Phoebe, of Elland, was born in Oldbury, Staffordshire, the daughter of William Rubery, coal miner
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Ethel [1890-1923]
  3. Nellie [1893-1942]
  4. Mary [1899-1912] who was a spinner [1911]
  5. Joseph

The family lived at

  • Saddleworth Road, Greetland [1901]
  • 3 Bank Top, Greetland [1911]

Joseph died 28th January 1919 (aged 52) 

He & other members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Hamer, Joshua
[17??-17??] Of Hamer Hall, Rochdale.

He was a Lieutenant-Colonel.

In 17??, he married Catharine Royds.

Children:

  1. Harriet [17??-1857] who married Captain Marcus Worsley

Hamer, Lewis
[1899-1969] Son of John Edward Hamer.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1917] and was in training before joining (probably) the Royal Flying Corps.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War

Hamer, Mark
[1851-1910] Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton twiner & farmer [1891].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Mary Ellen Smith [1852-1922] in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Monimia [b 1875] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1861]
  2. Harry [b 1876] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891]
  3. Ammon [b 1879]
  4. Lillian [b 1880]
  5. Emmanuel
  6. Mark [b 1886]

The family lived at Barrett Hill Farm, Soyland [1891].

Mark & Mary Ellen both died in Littleborough

Hamer, Nelson
[1887-1953] Son of John Edward Hamer.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps.

His brothers also served in the War, and Jack & Fred lost their lives.

He survived the War

Hamer, Samuel
[1811-1875] He was innkeeper & farmer of 12 acres [1871] / landlord of the Fleece, Barkisland [1860-1875].

On 20th December 1839, he married Nancy Jackson [1820-1892] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard [1841-1918]
  2. Sarah [1843-1932]
  3. Elizabeth [1845-1932]
  4. Ellen [1848-1914] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  5. Alfred [1851-1934]
  6. Samuel
  7. Henry

Samuel died 4th May 1875.

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

After his death, Nancy took over at the Fleece until her death.

Nancy died 23rd September 1892.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £133 10/3d to son Samuel.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892.

After (or shortly before) her death, son Samuel took over and ran the pub until his death in 1899

Hamer, Samuel
[1852-1899] Son of Samuel Hamer.

He was a weaver [1871] / a farm labourer [1891].

In 1892, after the deaths of his parents, Samuel took over at the Fleece, Barkisland and ran the pub until his death.

He died 4th December 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,832 12/5d to his brother Henry.

After his death, his brother Henry took over at the Fleece and ran the pub from 1899 until at least 1908

Hamer, Samuel Henry
[1860-1930] Born in Horsforth.

An engineer and owner of an iron works in Range Lane, Halifax which was established in 1888. The factory specialised in making lathe-chucks. He was a tool maker (employer) [1911].

He was a member of Harrison Road Congregational Church.

He was the instigator – and one of the founder members – of the Halifax Antiquarian Society. A preliminary meeting of the Society was held at his home on 12th November 1900.

He was a trustee of the Mary Farrar Trust.

In 1913, he was one of the subscribers to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

He was a numismatist and had a large collection of tokens. He wrote many articles about tokens for the Halifax Antiquarian Society

On 12th June 1886, he married Vina Jowett [1858-19??] from Halifax. Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Maria [b 1888] who was a milliner [1911]
  3. Phyllis [b 1895] who was a tailoress [1911]

The family lived at Bleak House, Boothtown [1911].

Hamer, Thomas
[1871-1948] Son of Edward Hamer, cloth fuller.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cloth finisher of Elland [1895] / a woollen cloth finisher [1901] / a cloth finisher [1911].

In 1895, he married Ada Moss [1868-1926] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Ada, of West Vale, was born in Mirfield, the daughter of Joshua Moss, engineer
 

Children:

  1. Arnold
  2. Harry [b 1900]
  3. Arthur [b 1902]
  4. Norris [b 1908]
  5. Phyllis Mary [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • Stainland Road, Greetland [1901]
  • 19 Saddleworth Road, Elland [1911]
  • 13 Bath Street, Elland [1917]

Hamer, William
[1806-1886] Born in Barkisland

He was a carpet weaver.

On 3rd January 1831, he married Susey Priestley [1808-1868] in Halifax.


Susey was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1834] who married Joseph Lightowler

Susey died 23rd February 1868.

William died 25th May 1886.

William & Susey were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [2 FF 31]

 

Hamer surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hamer, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hamer:


Marriage 1824
 



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