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

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


A. Hitchen [1???-191?]
Albert Hitchen [1895-1918]
Amos Hitchen [1846-19??]
Austin Arthur Hitchen [1890-1916]
C. H. Hitchen [18??-19??]
Charles Hitchen [1890-1916]
Charles Whiteley Hitchen [1841-1???]
Clares Milton Hitchen [1888-1917]
Clares Milton Hitchen [1888-1917]
Daniel Hitchen [17??-18??]
Daniel Hitchen [17??-18??]
David Jackson Hitchen [1858-1929]
Eli Hitchen [18??-19??]
Harold Wilson Hitchen [1888-1918]
Harry Hitchen [1859-1900]
Herbert Hitchen [18??-1916]
Irwin Hitchen [1897-1917]
Isaac Hitchen [17??-18??]
Isaac Hitchen [1840-1895]
J. Hitchen [18??-19??]
James Selwyn Hitchen [1893-1917]
John Hitchen [1839-1???]
John Gregson Hitchen [1919-1940]
Joseph Hitchen [18??-19??]
Leonard Hitchen [1891-1917]
Miss Mona Hitchen [1???-19??]
Nathaniel Hitchen [1808-1???]
Oswald Hitchen [1907-1941]
Phinehas Hitchen [1830-1899]
Samuel Hitchen [1810-1871]
Theodore Hitchen [1891-1918]
Thomas Henry Hitchen [1888-1918]
Timothy Hitchen [1840-1907]
Uriah Hitchen [1822-1909]
W. Hitchen [18??-1936]
Ward Dyson Hitchen [1798-1853]
William Hitchen [1816-1???]
William Hitchen [1860-1930]


Hitchen, A.
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Hitchen, Albert
[1895-1918] Son of Harry Hitchen.

He was a boot repairer's assistant [1911] / a bootmaker [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915]. He embarked from Folkestone [5th May 1916].

He was admitted to hospital at Etaples [30th December 1916].

He was shipped home with Debility & Bronchitis aboard Hospital Ship Brighton [5th February 1917].

He recovered in the UK and was posted back to France via Dover [30th April 1917], and served as a Gunner with the 253rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action [22nd August 1918].

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [28th September 1918].

He was buried at Wailly Orchard Cemetery, France [IV D 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, on the Blue Coat School Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Hitchen, Amos
[1846-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener [1891, 1901].

In [Q4] 1868, he married Emma Siddal [1849-19??].


Emma was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1872] who was a silk gasser [1891] who married Mr Foster
  2. Emily [b 1874] who was a silk gasser [1891]
  3. Edna [1876-1948] who was a worsted spinner [1891] and married George Henry Law
  4. Annie [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  5. Lily [b 1882] who was a worsted drawer [1901]
  6. John William [b 1886] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  7. Selwyn [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  8. Florence [b 1893]

The family lived at Stile, Triangle, Sowerby [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1891] was granddaughter Nania Foster [b  1890].

Living with them [in 1901] were grandchildren Irwin Hitchen & Sam Hitchen [b 1901]

Hitchen, Austin Arthur
[1890-1916] Son of Dinah and Edmund Hitchen of 9 Ashfield Terrace, Wilson Road, Wyke.

He was a carpet finisher at Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

He joined the Territorial Force 4th Battalion the West Riding Regiment for 4 years' UK service [7th March 1913].

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

He embarked from Folkstone for France aboard the SS Invicta [14th April 1915].

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [I F 7].

He is remembered on Norwood Green War Memorial, on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Hitchen, C. H.
[18??-19??] MNAMH.

Medical herbalist and skin specialist at 300 Queens Road, Halifax [1900]

Hitchen, Charles
[1890-1916] Born in Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden

Hitchen, Charles Whiteley
[1841-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a designer [1891].

In [Q2] 1872, he married Elizabeth Ann Farnell [1847-1???] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Bradshaw
 

Children:

  1. Sarah E. [b 1875]
  2. Clement F. [b 1878]

The family lived at 124 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891]

Hitchen, Clares Milton
[1888-1917] Son of William Hitchen of 12 Silver Street, Brearley, Luddendenfoot.

Born in Brearley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [5], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Hitchen, Clares Milton
[1888-1917] Known as Milton.

Son of William Hitchen.

Born in Brearley.

He was a woollen piecer [1901] / a duler (blanket makers) [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [5], on a memorial in Brearley Particular Baptist Church, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother James Selwyn also died in the War

Hitchen, Daniel
[17??-18??] His entry in the Parish Register Index may be a mistranscription for Daniel Kitchen / Daniel Mitchel.

Hatter in Halifax [1784-1791]

Hitchen, Daniel
[17??-18??] Hat manufacturer of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ward Dyson

Hitchen, David Jackson
[1858-1929] Born in the USA.

He was a wood turner [1880].

On 17th October 1880, he married Ann Hollas in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of
John Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Jane Ann [b 1880]

Ann died in Boothtown [20th October 1889].

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount: Ann [23rd October 1889]; David [6th March 1929]

Hitchen, Eli
[18??-19??] Of New Longley, Norland.

In the 1860s, he gave land for the construction of Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland

Hitchen, Harold Wilson
[1888-1918] Son of Mary & Wilson Hitchen.

He was a member of St George's Sunday School, Lee Mount & Choir / a football player at Lee Mount School & Boothtown / employed in the design department at Crossley's / a tram driver.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Lily Sutcliffe in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Selwyn [b 1917]

They lived at 27 Livingston Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 275th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in the Casualty Clearing Station [28th May 1918] (aged 30).

He was buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France [II D 34].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Hitchen, Harry
[1859-1900] He was a blacksmith [1882].

On 19th August 1882, he married Love Sugden [1859-1946] at Elland Parish Church.


Love was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. Colin [1886-1944]
  2. Tom [1892-1963]
  3. Albert
  4. Fred [1899-1968]

The family lived at 11 Vale Street [1911]

Hitchen, Herbert
[18??-1916] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 17th April 1916.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [9 41].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hitchen, Irwin
[1897-1917] Recorded as Irvine / Irving / Irwin & Hitchen / Hitchin

Son of Edna Hitchen [1876-1948]; father unknown.

Born in Stile, Triangle.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [6th April 1898].

In [Q2] 1908, His mother married George Henry Law in Halifax.

Irwin was a machine tenter at dyeworks [1911] / employed by Siddall & Hilton Limited in Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at 115 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Driver with D Battery 38th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He went to the Front in January 1915`.

He was killed in action at Ypres as ammunition was being unloaded [10th September 1917] (aged 20). He had volunteered to go, rather than let another man ride his horses. All the horses were killed.

He was buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Belgium [I G 13].

He is remembered at St Peter's Church, Sowerby , in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Triangle War Memorial, on the Triangle Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Triangle Wesleyan Methodist Church

Hitchen, Isaac
[17??-18??] He married Mary Gill Manley, daughter of Martin Manley.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Manley [1810-1852] who married Dr Thomas Eastwood
  2. Margaret Ann [1821-1892] who married William Eastwood

Hitchen, Isaac
[1840-1895] Son of Nathaniel Hitchen.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen piecer [1851] / a wood sawyer [1861] / an omnibus driver [1871] / a cab driver [1875] / a bus driver [1881] / a hostler's foreman [1891] / Manager of John Marsh's livery stables [1896] / a horsekeeper [1896].

In 1875, he married Sarah Hamer Wood [1841-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted reeler [1901]

The family lived at

  • Allan Park, Norland [1881]
  • 6 Victoria Road, Norland [1891]
  • Victoria Road, Sowerby Bridge [1896]
  • 6 Victoria Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] were Isaac's father Nathaniel Hitchen [aged 73] and nephew James Hitchen [aged 23] (horse keeper).

Living with the widowed Sarah [in 1901] was niece Martha A Naylor [aged 33] (worsted warper).

Isaac died at Altcarr, Southport, when on holiday at Formby [19th February 1896]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £152.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah

Hitchen, J.
[18??-19??] Of Lower Breck, Sowerby.

He was injured – contused head – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Hitchen, James Selwyn
[1893-1917] Son of William Hitchen.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a hairdresser's assistant [1911].

On 27th December 1915, he married Lena Helliwell [1898-19??] at Luddendenfoot United Methodist Church.

They lived at New Road, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hebden Bridge, and served as a Gunner with the 266th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action [20th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [1], on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother Clares Milton also died in the War.

In [Q1] 1923, Lena married William Priestley in Halifax.

Hitchen, John
[1839-1???] Son of washer Samuel Hitchin.

Born in Norland.

He was a plasterer of Stainland [1862, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a slater & plasterer [1901]

In 1862, he married Martha Townsend [1840-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1865] who was a plasterer [1881]
  2. Eli [b 1868] who was a plasterer [1881], a corn miller labourer [1891]
  3. William Henry [b 1870] who was a glazier [1891]
  4. Thomas [b 1873] who was a dyer's labourer [1891]
  5. Mary Hannah [b 1875] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner at Copley Mills [1891]
  7. Sarah Ann [b 1880] who was a bedstead varnisher [1901]
  8. John [b 1883] who was a wire drawer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 726 Sowood, Stainland [1871]
  • 5 Norland Town [1881]
  • 6 Lane Ends, Norland [1891]
  • Lane Ends, Norland [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was nephew Ernest Townsend [aged 20] (dyer's labourer) 

On 13th May 1898, daughter Elizabeth was found drowned in the canal near Sterne Mills, Copley. The Jury returned a verdict that she had committed suicide by drowning

Hitchen, John Gregson
[1919-1940] Son of Lily & Irvine Hitchen of 132 Green Park Road, Skircoat Green, Halifax.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Church & Boys Scouts / educated at Holy Trinity School & Heath Grammar School / a rugby player with Halifax Collegians & Halifax Tech / employed by Churchill-Redman Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 101st Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action in a bombing raid over Germany [30th October 1940] (aged 21).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [5 103A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Hitchen, Joseph
[18??-19??] Cotton waste spinner at Lineholme Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Hitchen, Leonard
[1891-1917]

In [Q3] 1915, he married Priscilla Gray in Rochdale.

They lived at 45 Commercial Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 16th Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th November 1917 (aged 26).

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [VI F 29]

Hitchen, Miss Mona
[1???-19??] Recorded in 1936, when she had an arts and crafts studio at 32 Broad Street, Halifax

Hitchen, Nathaniel
[1808-1???] Born in Norland.

He was a wool comber of Sowerby [1833] / a sawyer [1841, 1851] / a wood sawyer [1861] / a sawyer [1871].

In 1833, he married Elizabeth Naylor [1806-1850?] of Sowerby at Halifax Parish Church. Nathaniel was a widower by 1851.

Children:

  1. Anne [b 1836] who was a woollen piecer [1851], a woollen powerloom weaver [1861] & married Henry Naylor
  2. James [1838-1847]
  3. Isaac
  4. Betty [b 1843] who was a woollen powerloom weaver [1861], a woollen weaver [1871]

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1841]
  • 36 Back West Street, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 53 Club Houses, West End, Sowerby [1861]
  • Terrace Street, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Living with them [in 1841] were Joshua Naylor [aged 35] (wool comber), Mary Naylor [aged 40] (bobbin winder), John Helliwell [aged 15] (wool comber) and Nicolas Helliwell [aged 13] (worsted tenter).

Living with them [in 1851] sister-in-law Mary Naylor [aged 51] (servant) and lodger David Pratt [aged 28] (sawyer).

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Anne, her husband Henry Naylor, and grandson James [aged 3].

Living with Nathaniel [in 1871] son Isaac, daughter Betty and grandson James Hitchen [aged 13] (woollen piecer).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Hitchen, Oswald
[1907-1941] Son of Elias Hitchen, of 1 Sandbed Villas, Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he was a Civilian, and served with the Civil Defence.

He died at Royal Victoria Yard at Deptford Dockyard [19th March 1941] (aged 34).

He was buried in the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford, London.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hitchen, Phinehas
[1830-1899] Born in Sowerby.

He was a dyer's labourer [1863].

On 31st October 1863, he married Sarah Ann Hollas in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
Sampson Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1865]
  2. Caroline [b 1867]
  3. James [b 1870]
  4. Sarah [b 1872]
  5. William [b 1876]

The children were all born Sowerby

Hitchen, Samuel
[1810-1871] Manufacturer. He (possibly) established Samuel Hitchen & Son.

He lived at Brinton Terrace, Halifax.

On 26th January 1871, he was travelling by train into Bradford Exchange Station when 2 carriages collided with a salt van on a goods train, knocking in the end of Hitchen's carriage. He sustained a fractured leg, bruising and shock. He died 5 days later from

shock to the system caused by his injuries

Hitchen, Theodore
[1891-1918] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died in France/Flanders [21st July 1918].

He was buried at Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [E 23].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Hitchen, Thomas Henry
[1888-1918] Born in Cragg Vale.

He lived at Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

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

He was in the Agricultural Company of the Labour Battalion, and had been working on a farm at Malton when he was stricken with influenza.

He died after 12 days, from septic poisoning [November 1918] (aged 30).

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Hitchen, Timothy
[1840-1907] Son of William Hitchen.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a factory boy [1851] / a cloth finisher [1861] / a woollen cloth finisher & draper [1871] / a farmer of 14 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a retired farmer [1901] / a member of the Local Board / a member of the Halifax Board of Guardians.

In 1866, he married Ann Law [1846-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1868] who was a dress maker [1891]
  2. James [b 1872] who was a dyer's labourer [1891]
  3. Emily Ann [b 1873] who was a tailoress [1891], a housemaid [1901]
  4. Ellen [b 1874] who was a fustian machinist [1901], a dairymaid [1911]
  5. Fred [b 1878]
  6. Alice [b 1879] who was a fustian machinist [1901]

The family lived at

  • Hoyle's Buildings, New Road, Sowerby [1871]
  • Ing Head, Sowerby [1881]
  • Ing Head Farm, Branton, Sowerby [1891, 1901]
  • Cribb Farm, Sowerby [1907]
  • Old Crib, Sowerby, Luddenden Foot [1911]

Timothy died at Cribb Farm, Sowerby, after a lingering illness [8th November 1907].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,155. Probate was granted to his widow Ann, son Fred Hitchen (farmer), and Arthur Fielding Longbottom (worsted coating manufacturer) 


Ann was a dairy farmer [1911]
 

Hitchen, Uriah
[1822-1909] He was a cloth dresser.

In [Q2] 1841, he married Harriet Bedford in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 6th August 1845 – bapt 27th August 1845 – d 5th September 1920] who married (1) George Shoesmith & (2) Herbert Kitley

Hitchen, W.
[18??-1936] Halifax sportsman and Friendly Society official

Hitchen, Ward Dyson
[1798-1853] Son of Daniel Hitchen.

He was Halifax attorney / attorney at law [1823].

In 1823, he married Ann, daughter of James Royston at Halifax Parish Church.

He worked for Anne Lister.

The family lived at 3 Clare Hall Road, Halifax [1851]

Hitchen, William
[1816-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a comber of Sowerby [1835] / a wool comber [1841] / a farmer of 9 acres [1851, 1861].

In 1835, he married Sally Howarth [1818-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sally came from Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1836] who was a factory girl [1851]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1838] who was a worsted powerloom weaver [1861]
  3. Timothy
  4. Grace [b 1845] who was a worsted reeler [1861]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1847] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  6. Martha [b 1850]
  7. David [b 1851]
  8. William [b 1854]
  9. Sarah J [b 1858]
  10. Fred [b 1861]

The family lived at

  • Field Hall, Sowerby [1841]
  • Vicarage, Sowerby [1851]
  • 1 Shield Hall, Steep Lane, Sowerby [1861]

Hitchen, William
[1860-1930] Son of Job Hitchen, labourer.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton twiner of Cotton Stones, Sowerby [1886] / a cotton twiner / a cloth furrier [1891] / an iron foundry worker [1901] / a mechanic labourer (engineers) [1911].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Mary Greenwood [1860-1928] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Bond Street, Halifax, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of James Greenwood, woollen carder.

She was a woollen weaver [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Clares Milton
  2. Charles Henry [b 1890] who was a woollen spinner (blanket makers) [1911]
  3. Clara Eveline [b 1891] who was a blanket weaver [1911]
  4. James Selwyn

The children were born in Brearley.

The family lived at

  • 10 Silver Street, Brearley [1891]
  • 2 Bethel Terrace, Brearley [1901, 1911]
  • 12 Silver Street, Brearley

Sons Clares Milton & James Selwyn died in World War I

 

Hitchen surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hitchen, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hitchen:


Marriages 1860, 1874, 1885, 1892, 1895, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1915, 1936; Deaths 1899, 1900
 



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