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Mr Holt [17??-1???]
Mr Holt [18??-1???]
Abraham Holt [18??-18??]
Alfred Holt [1856-1???]
Ann Holt [1846-1918]
Arthur Holt [18??-19??]
Arthur Holt [1840-1900]
C. Holt [18??-18??]
Charles Holt [1807-1852]
Charles Holt [1824-1880]
Charles Holt [1895-1917]
Charles Edward Holt [1852-1927]
Clarence Hebblethwaite Holt [1882-1917]
Clarke Holt [1888-1918]
Dan Holt [1822-1896]
Edmund Holt [17??-18??]
Edmund Holt [17??-18??]
Edmund Holt [1766-1845]
Edmund Holt [1798-1871]
Edmund Holt [1894-1917]
Edward George Holt [1895-19??]
Edward George Holt [1896-1917]
F. W. Holt [18??-19??]
Fanny Holt [1799-18??]
Fielden Holt [1852-1927]
Fred Holt [18??-19??]
Fred Holt [1883-1943]
G. Holt [18??-19??]
George Holt [18??-18??]
Gladys Holt [1911-1965]
Greenwood Holt [1850-19??]
Harold Holt [18??-19??]
Herbert Holt [1847-1904]
Hirst John Holt [1788-1850]
J. W. Holt [18??-191?]
James Holt [1???-1874]
James Holt [1732-1779]
James Holt [1757-1827]
James Holt [1762-1???]
James Holt [1789-1856]
James Holt [1810-1???]
James Holt [1817-1901]
James Holt [1844-1883]
James Holt [1852-1???]
James Critchley Holt [1802-1869]
Jesse Holt [1832-1893]
John Holt [1???-1???]
John Holt [1???-1875]
John Holt [17??-18??]
John Holt [1757-1810]
John Holt [1791-1845]
John Holt [1796-1857]
John Holt [1796-1872]
John Holt [1812-1855]
John Holt [1812-1865]
John Holt [1812-1875]
John Holt [1813-1873]
John Holt [1816-1867]
John Percy Holt [1895-1917]
John William Holt [1881-1917]
John William Holt [1903-1944]
Joseph Holt [17??-18??]
Joseph Holt [1803-1880]
Joseph Holt [1857-1908]
Joseph Alfred Holt [1888-1915]
Joshua Holt [1842-1874]
Luke Holt [1848-1924]
Luty Holt [1829-1889]
Martin Holt [1782-1865]
Martin Holt [1828-1903]
Mary Holt [1835-1???]
Michael Holt [1830-1???]
Nathaniel Holt [17??-17??]
Nathaniel Holt [17??-18??]
Parker Swinglehurst Holt [1830-1890]
Ralph Holt [17??-18??]
Richard Holt [1789-1839]
Richard Horatio Holt [1875-1934]
Robert Holt [17??-18??]
Robert Holt [18??-1879]
Robert Holt [1807-1876]
Sandra Holt [1947-19??]
Thomas Holt [1???-1???]
Thomas Holt [16??-16??]
Thomas Holt [17??-18??]
Thomas Holt [17??-18??]
Thomas Holt [1744-1???]
Thomas Holt [1777-1854]
Thomas Holt [1790-1852]
Thomas Holt [1806-1867]
Timothy Holt [16??-1???]
Timothy Holt [16??-1710]
William Holt [1???-18??]
William Holt [18??-18??]
William Holt [1809-1893]
William Holt [1821-1???]
William Holt [1840-1904]
William Holt [1872-1899]
William Holt [1897-1977]


Holt, Mr
[17??-1???] He had coal pits at Boothtown. He bought the coal pits at Howcans from the widow of Isaac Halliday

Holt, Mr
[18??-1???] Recorded in June 1867, when he was Medical Officer for Ovenden

Holt, Abraham
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Anchor, Brighouse [1860].

He was charged by Constable Heaton with having the pub open at illegal hours on Sunday 8th January 1860, after the officer had entered at 11:00 am and found a man with a glass of spirits before him. The defence was that the man was a barber who had the custom of shaving Holt, and that he had been given a glass of something comfortable for shaving him and partly as a Christmas box. The case was dismissed

Holt, Alfred
[1856-1???] Son of Joseph W. Holt of Brighouse.

He was a clerk [1878].

On 21st August 1878, he married Betsy Wheelhouse [1857-1???].


Betsy, of Lightcliffe, was the daughter of
John Wheelhouse
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Alfred Holt

Holt, Ann
[1846-1918] Daughter of James Holt.

She died in 1918.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [26th July 1918] in her parents' grave. A Charity set up in Ann's name, is still active today. See Ann Holt Trust.

She left £5,000 for an open-air children's ward – the Ann Holt Balcony – at the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

Holt, Arthur
[18??-19??] Son of Thomas Holt.

He carried on his father's business, Thomas Holt & Sons, as a coal merchant in Todmorden.

He was an itinerant fiddle-player and played folk music, and he also played for the Wesleyan chapel choir.

In 1895, he married Elizabeth Egerton at Todmorden.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Ernest Egerton [b 1898]
  3. Arthur Leslie [b 1905]
  4. Annie Egerton [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 12 Royd Square, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 2 Greave Street, Todmorden [1911]

Around 1900, Arthur established Holt's Botanical Brewers at Stony Lane, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge. They brewed mineral waters, hop-ale, and dandelion and burdock stout. Billy Holt says that this was to keep the family occupied throughout the year: coal in winter, refreshments in summer

Holt, Arthur
[1840-1900] Son of Charles Holt.

Born in Walsden.

He was power loom weaver (cotton), living as a boarder with the Grinwood family at Waterloo, Todmorden [1861] / a cotton weaver [1871, 1881, 1891] / landlord of the Bay Horse, Cross Stone [1900].

In 1861, he married Mary Ann Brown [1842-1???] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of stoker William Brown (deceased).

She was a card room worker (cotton) [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [b 1864] who married George Stell
  2. Matilda [b 1866] who was an operative cotton [1891]
  3. Pauline [b 1869] who was a weaver cotton [1891]
  4. James [b 1871] who was an operative cotton [1891]
  5. John A [b 1873] who was a weaver cotton [1891]
  6. Margaret J [b 1876] who was a machinist [1891]
  7. Bertha [b 1879]
  8. Fred [b 1882]
  9. Emily [b 1884]

The family lived at

  • Carrhousefold, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • 2 Cannel Yard, Langfield, Todmorden [1881]
  • 11a Longfield Road, Langfield, Todmorden [1891]

He died after a short illness

Holt, C.
[18??-18??] Lamp manufacturer and mineral oil merchant at 34 Northgate, Halifax [1864]. His premises were advertised as The Original Yorkshire Depot. He also advertised
lamp repairs, bottles, brushes, burners, wicks, and chimneys

an assortment of telescopes, microscopes, stereoscopes, magic lanterns, &c, on hand

Holt, Charles
[1807-1852] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a warehouseman [1841, 1851].

He married Maria Fielden [1807-1860] from Oldham.

Children:

  1. Anne [b 1830]
  2. Betty [b 1832]
  3. Arthur
  4. Charles [b 1845]
  5. James [b 1847]

The family lived at

  • Wadsworth Mill, Bridge End, Todmorden & Walsden [1841]
  • Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] & 1851 was father-in-law Samuel Fielden [1781-18??] (storekeeper) from Todmorden.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Holt, Charles
[1824-1880] Son of John Holt.

Born 3rd April 1824.

He became a woolcomber.

He attended Heywood's Chapel and was educated at the Sunday School. In 1848, he became Secretary of the Sunday School. He and his wife held classes at their home at Upper Brear, Northowram.

He was instrumental in the establishment of Northowram Mechanics' Institute

He was responsible for the introduction of paraffin oil lamps to Halifax.

He married Unknown.

He died 23rd October 1880

Holt, Charles
[1895-1917] Son of Joseph Holt.

Born in Greetland.

He was a member of Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland / a member of St Thomas's Church, Greetland & Sunday School / a silk dresser [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (his mother came from Scotland) [January 1916], then transferred, and served as a Private with the 62nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died at No.20 Casualty Clearing Station of shrapnel wounds to the head [1st June 1917].

He was buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc, France [Grave Ref I E 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland, and on the Roll of Honour at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland

Holt, Charles Edward
[1852-1927] Born in Bradford.

He was a book keeper/clerk with a carpet manufacturing company.

In 1878, he married Sarah Alice Wheelhouse [1855-1949] in Ormskirk.


Sarah Alice was born Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1878-1975] who married Percy Taylor Pollard
  2. Lilian [b 1881] who married Ernest Brown

The family lived at Birkby Hall, Clifton [1904].

Charles Edward died in Lightcliffe [19th August 1927].

Sarah Alice died in Leeds [23rd July 1949].

The couple were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Holt, Clarence Hebblethwaite
[1882-1917] Son of James Holt.

Born in Leeds.

He was a member of the choir of St Mary the Virgin, Luddenden / a compositor [1901] / a printer of 12 Appleyard Terrace, Luddenden [1907] / an apprentice at John Walsh Printers in Halifax / a printer compositor in Manchester [1911] / a manager with H. Griffith & Company, printers, 150 London Road, Manchester.

On 12th February 1907, he married Fanny Smith [1878-1951] at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Fanny, of 20 Appleyard Terrace, Luddenden, was born in Copley, daughter of James Smith
 

Children:

  1. Bernard [b 1908]
  2. Daniel [b 1910]
  3. William [1913-1914]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1915]

They lived at 22 Blakey Street, Longsight, Manchester [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private / stretcher bearer with the 2nd/10th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed in action, whilst attending to the wounded under heavy fire [9th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 120-124 & 162-162A], on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden.

Fanny died in Luddendenfoot [6th December 1951]

Holt, Clarke
[1888-1918] Son of Mrs Annie Holt of 3 Lawrence Road, Waterside, Halifax and then 8 Cross Hills, Halifax.

He was a member of Halifax Parish Church / employed by Hollingrake & Clegg Limited. He was engaged to Ivy Hackinson, Chester Road, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was captured by the Germans [13th April 1918].

He died in German hands after leaving the enemy clearing station [14th April 1918] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holt, Dan
[1822-1896] Son of woolsorter William Holt.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a joiner [1842] / a carpenter [1851] / a carpenter and woodworker [1861] / a master carpenter employing 4 boys [1871] / a property agent [1881] / blind [1891]

On 16th May 1842, he married (1) Hannah Ibbotson [1822-1857] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah, born in Luddenden, was the daughter of weaver John Ibbotson of Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Susannah [1842-1846] who died aged 3 Years
  2. Alice [1844-1846] who died aged 1 year and 5 months
  3. William [1845-1846] who died aged 2 months
  4. George [1847] who died aged 5 days
  5. Elizabeth [1849-1850] who died aged 1 year and 7 months
  6. John [b 1852] who was a carpenter [1871]
  7. James [b 1854] who was a carpenter [1871]
  8. Joseph [b 1856] who was a carpenter [1871]

Hannah died 11th January 1857 [aged 35]

In 1858, he married (2) Hannah Ibbetson.

Children:

  1. Lydia [1859-1864]
  2. Sarah Hannah [1858-1860] who died in the 3rd year of her age
  3. Annice [1860-1864]
  4. Lydia A. [b 1865] who was a machinist [1881]
  5. Ann [b 1867] who was a machinist [1881] & married [1890] Hugh W. Pimblett [b 1868]

He was widowed by 1871.

In 1872, he married (3) Elizabeth Naylor [1833-1???] from Idle, in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Brighouse [1842]
  • Mytholm, Hipperholme [1846]
  • Breck Nock (with Hannah's mother Sarah Ibb?tson) [1851]
  • Birk Neck House [1861]
  • 48 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Salford, Lancashire [1881, 1891]

His first wife Hannah & some of the children were buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

Dan died in Salford

Holt, Edmund
[17??-18??] He lived at Lumbutts. He taught botany to John Nowell. He was known as the father of Todmorden botanists

Holt, Edmund
[17??-18??] Of Hullett, Shore.

He and his wife Sally [1782-1864] had 11 children – 8 daughters and 3 sons – and 103 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren. Mrs Holt out-lived her husband and was survived by only 5 of her children. The family was said to be one of the most prolific in the district

Holt, Edmund
[1766-1845] Known as Old Ned of Lumbutts.

Son of Edmund Holt.

Born at Croft Gate, Langfield.

He was a mill manager for Fielden Brothers at Causeway Mill, Langfield.

In 1795, he married Betty Newell of Walsden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Edmund
  3. Thomas

He died [aged 81] whilst living at Wadsworth Mill in Todmorden with his son John

Edmund & Betty were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Holt, Edmund
[1798-1871] Son of Edmund Holt

He was a mill manager for Fielden Brothers at Lumbutts. He married (1) Sarah [1802-1861].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Betty
  3. Richard
  4. Maria
  5. Alfred
  6. Ellen

In 1862, he married (2) Harriet.

In 1868, he married (3) Jane.

The family lived at Lumbutts.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden (in a vault) 

Holt, Edmund
[1894-1917] Son of Emily & Frederick Holt of 62 Ovenden Road, Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth School / a civil servant in the Office of Woods & Forests [from 1909].

He lived at 62 Ovenden Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with B Company 2nd/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).

He was hit in the abdomen by machine gun fire as he was taking a Lewis gun into action.

He died the next day in hospital [26th September 1917] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 151], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Holt, Edward George
[1895-19??] Of King Cross Road.

He was a steward with the White Star Line. Originally, he had sought a position on the Titanic but decided that the journeys from his home in Halifax to Southampton would have been too expensive, so he opted to join the crew of the Laurentic, which sailed out of Liverpool

Holt, Edward George
[1896-1917] Son of Katherine Daisy & Edward Holt of 9 Poplar Grove, Seaforth, Liverpool.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 15th December 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV E 21]

Holt, F. W.
[18??-19??] Of Holt Brothers (Halifax) Limited of Hope Street, Halifax.

He lived at 20 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1905]

Holt, Fanny
[1799-18??] Daughter of John Holt.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [25th August 1799].

On 13th January 1822, she married (1) Luke Haigh at Halifax Parish Church.

On 20th January 1839, she married (2) William Shaw at Elland Parish Church

Holt, Fielden
[1852-1927] Son of Martin Holt. He worked for his father – with Young Helliwell – and left to establish Fielden Holt & Sons with his 3 sons.

He married Emma Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Mary [1875-1941] who married Wright Halstead
  2. Arthur [1877-1944]
  3. Betsy [1881-1950]
  4. Walter [1882-1948]
  5. Fred
  6. Edith [1884-1948] who married Handel Halstead
  7. Ruth [1885-1945]

The family lived at Wellington Road, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Holt, Fred
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Holt, Fred
[1883-1943] Son of Fielden Holt.

He was a partner in Fielden Holt & Sons.

He married Emily Cockcroft.

Children:

  1. Clifford
  2. Edith Annie

Holt, G.
[18??-19??] Of Halifax.

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

At Ypres, on Saturday 14th August 1915, the Germans had shelled the trenches heavily from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The battalion were in trenches about a mile to the north-west of Ypres when a shell burst amongst a working party of 6 men who were making dugouts, killing 3 men outright and wounding 3 others.

Due to the narrowness of the trench, it was found necessary to carry the wounded over the top of the trench, over open ground and in full view of the enemy. Around 5:00 pm, when it was almost dark, Company Commander Captain Maynard Percy Andrews volunteered to accompany the rescue team – which included Private John Shelley, Lance-Corporal Charles Wood, and Private Holt - who went to do this.

The enemy spotted them and opened fire.

Captain Andrews was hit by a bullet in the throat and died shortly afterwards.

Shelley, Wood and Holt were recommended for an award for distinguished service.

Holt, George
[18??-18??] Of West Vale.

On 10th October 1863, he was charged at West Riding Court House, Halifax with passing base coin. He had been found dealing with 4 counterfeit crown pieces

Holt, Gladys
[1911-1965] Local dialect writer from Sowerby Bridge

Holt, Greenwood
[1850-19??] Born in Lineholme, Lancashire.

He was a retired weaver [1911].

Around 1877, he married Sarah [1854-19??].


Sarah was born in Littleborough, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Mabel Annie [1885-1979] who was a dress maker [1911] and married Bernard Greenwood
  3. Wilfrid Barker [b 1895] who was a shuttle maker [1911]

The family lived at 13 Brookfield Terrace, Cornholme [1911]

Holt, Harold
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1918, when he was a billiard table maker at 11 St James's Street, Halifax. An advertisement in the Halifax Courier [2nd November 1918] described him as
Champion of Halifax

Holt, Herbert
[1847-1904] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer [1895].

He married Eliza Bentley [1850-1910].

Children:

  1. Jane [1876-1959] who married Samuel Ambler

Holt, Hirst John
[1788-1850] Of Halifax.

He was an organ builder.

He married Mary [1792-1868].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1811-1877] who married Mr Fearnley
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Edwin [1824-1869]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2748]

Holt, J. W.
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holt, James
[1???-1874] A farmer at Heptonstall.

On 14th January 1874, he was found drowned in the public well at Heptonstall. The jury at the inquest recommended that the well be made more secure against accident and contamination

Holt, James
[1732-1779] He was a weaver at Booth Bank, Northowram / landlord of the Punch Bowl, Boothtown.

On 6th January 1757, he married Mary Roydes [1737-1814] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty [b 1760]
  3. James
  4. Hannah [b 1766] who married Samuel Holdsworth
  5. Martha [b 1773] who married William Pearson
  6. Mary [1778-1835] who married Matthew Bairstow

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holt, James
[1757-1827] Of Dean Clough, Halifax.

He was a dyer / a partner in Thomas Holmes & Company.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Thomas
  3. John

He died 6th March 1827 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Square Congregational Church [112].

The gravestone was one of more than a hundred which were rescued and taken to Lister Lane Cemetery [2014] when work began on Square Congregational Church Graveyard in preparation for the new Halifax Central Library.

These stones now form a path at the lower end of the Cemetery

Holt, James
[1762-1???] From Northowram.

Son of James Holt.

On 4th May 1794, he married Margaret Critchley from Warley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Critchley

Holt, James
[1789-1856] Son of John Holt.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [28th June 1789]. Cousin of James Critchley Holt.

He was Anne Lister's coal steward, and was involved in the development of her Shibden coal mines in the 1830s.

He was a farmer and landlord of the Punch Bowl, Boothtown [1841, 1845].

In 1835, he was one of the subscribers to the Halifax Dispensary, giving 1 guinea

He married Priscilla Akroyd [1798-18??] from Halifax [23rd August 1836].

He died at Boothbank, Northowram [12th February 1856].

He was buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax (Grave 768) [18th February 1856].

After his death, Priscilla took over at the Punch Bowl Inn

Holt, James
[1810-1???] Cabinet maker in Halifax.

He married Martha [1809-1???].

Children:

  1. William [b 1839]
  2. Sarah [b 1833]
  3. Ann [b 1833]

The family lived at Paradise Street, Halifax [1851]

Holt, James
[1817-1901] Son of John Holt.

He was a dyer.

On 18th April 1844, he married Sarah Lee [1816-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ann

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross: James [2nd April 1901]; Sarah [3rd August 1902]; Ann [26th July 1918]

Holt, James
[1844-1883] Son of John Holt.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was an overlooker (silk mill) [1864] / a silk overlooker [1871] / manager silk works [1881].

On 21st August 1864, he married Mary Spencer [1844-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Hipperholme, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of James Spencer, silk dresser
 

Children:

  1. Emma [1867-1877]
  2. Ruth Ann [1868-1975]
  3. Ellen [b 1874] who was a silk rover [1891]
  4. Herbert [b 1877] who was a boarder at Crossley & Porter Orphan Home & School [1891], a bank clerk [1901]
  5. Edgar [b 1879] who was a saddler & harness maker [1901]
  6. John William

The family lived at

  • Lane Ends Green, Hipperholme [1871]
  • 1 Ringby Terrace, Northowram [1881]
  • Spencer Building, Hipperholme [1891]
  • George Street, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 28 Lane Ends Green, Hipperholme [1911]

James died in Halifax [Q4 1883] (aged 39) 

Holt, James
[1852-1???] Son of Thomas Hebblethwaite Holt, butcher.

Born in Leeds.

He was a printer of Apple Street, Leeds [1873] / a printer compositor [1881] / a tailor [1891].

In 1873, he married Florence Nightingale Walker [1855-1???] at St Stephen's Church, Burmantofts, Leeds.


Florence, of York Road, Leeds, was born in Leeds, the daughter of Robert Walker, hairdresser
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude Alice [b 1881] who was a worsted drawer [1911]
  2. Clarence Hebblethwaite Holt
  3. Blanche Ethel [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Beatrice [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted drawer [1911]
  5. Marian Florence [b 1889] who was a worsted drawer [1911]
  6. Julia [1891] who died in infancy
  7. Jesse Leonard [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  8. James Leonard [b 1896] who was a fettler for nut & bolt manufacturer [1911]
  9. George Clifford [b 1898] who was a woollen warp tier [1911]

The family lived at

  • 2 County Street, Leeds [1881]
  • 20 Albert Edward Road, West Derby, Liverpool [1891]
  • 22 Providence Place, Midgley [1901]
  • 1 Brook Terrace, Luddenden [1911]
  • Carr Villa, Luddenden [1917]

James died either in West Derby in 1898 (aged 46)  or in Halifax [1900] (aged 48).

In 1901, Florence was widowed and a worsted weaver. Her children Gertrude Alice & George Clifford were patients at the Luddenden, Luddendenfoot & Midgley Joint Hospital, and James Leonard was a patient at the Borough Fever Hospital, Southowram

Holt, James Critchley
[1802-1869] Son of James Holt.

Born in Halifax.

He was an innkeeper in Lower [?] Yard, Halifax [1841] / landlord of the Rose & Crown, Halifax [1851]


Question: Does anyone know which [1841] inn this may have been?

 

In September 1851, he was declared bankrupt

On 3rd April 1837, he married Sarah Pearson [1818-1882] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1838]
  2. John Pearson [1839-1881]
  3. James [b 1841]
  4. Martha [b 1843]
  5. Mary Elizabeth [b 1845]
  6. Sarah Alice [1846-1921] who never married

He died in Halifax [14th December 1869]

Holt, Jesse
[1832-1893] Son of William Hoult.

Born at High Greenwood [24th September 1832].

He was a weaver of Haworth [1852] / a worsted overlooker [1871] / a worsted piece looker [1881] / a wool comber [1891].

On 22nd March 1852, he married Grace Redman [1832-1890].


Grace, a weaver of Haworth, was the daughter of Joseph Redman, clerk
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1853] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  2. Betty [b 1858] who was a worsted spiiner [1871], & married Fred Denby [b 1857] (a clogger) and had a daughter Clara [b 1880]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1862]
  4. Emily [b 1865] who married [Keighley q4 1885] Arthur Ernest Driver and had a daughter Lily [b 1887]
  5. Redman [b 1867]
  6. John W. [b 1868]
  7. (possibly) Wilkinson

The family lived at

  • Spring Head Mills, Keighley [1871]
  • 222 Oakworth Road, Keighley [1881]
  • 86 Oakworth Road, Keighley [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Betty Denby & family.

Grace & Jesse died in Keighley: Grace [Q4 1890]; Jesse [February 1893].

Jesse was buried at Utley Cemetery, Keighley [18th February 1893]

Holt, John
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1768]

Holt, John
[1???-1875] A member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1853].

He died 29th May 1875

Holt, John
[17??-18??] Woolcomber at Upper Brear, Northowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles

Holt, John
[1757-1810] Of High Royd, Northowram.

Son of James Holt.

Born in Northowram.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [24th April 1757].

In 1781, he married Mary Holdsworth.


Mary was the daughter of John Holdsworth
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1787] who married Jonathan Bairstow
  2. James
  3. Sarah [1791-1848] who married William Hebblethwaite
  4. Mary [bapt 1793] who married James Whiteley
  5. John
  6. Martha [1797-1855] who married Charles Haigh
  7. Fanny
  8. Elizabeth [bapt 1801] married James Ingle
  9. Joseph
  10. Catherine [1805-1870] who married John Shaw
  11. Ann [1808-1859] who married Henry Cuper Churchyard

John died at Northowram [11th September 1810].

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holt, John
[1791-1845] Son of James Holt.

He and his brother Thomas were dyers at Lee Bridge, Halifax.

On 29th January 1814, he married Ann Turner [1791-1848] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Jane [1814-1884]
  2. James
  3. Elizabeth [1819-1877]
  4. Richard [1820-1886]
  5. Mary [1822-1874]
  6. Sarah [b 1830]

John died suddenly at Blackpool [27th August 1844] (aged 52 years & 10 months).

Probate records show that John left an estate valued at £2,000.

Members of the family were buried at Square Congregational Church [112].

The gravestone was one of more than a hundred which were rescued and taken to Lister Lane Cemetery [2014] when work began on Square Congregational Church Graveyard in preparation for the new Halifax Central Library.

These stones now form a path at the lower end of the Cemetery

Holt, John
[1796-1857] Son of Edmund Holt.

He was the manager of Waterside Mill, Todmorden for Fielden Brothers.

In 1815, he married Jane Firth [1801-1852].

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. Edmund [1821-1848]
  3. Jane
  4. Sally
  5. Emma
  6. Sarah [1837-1865]

The family lived at Dawson Weir.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Holt, John
[1796-1872] Son of John Holt.

He was landlord of the Woolpack, Halifax [1829, 1853]. He was also a coal owner & dealer [1850].

He was succeeded at the pub by his nephew, James Holt Whiteley.

He was buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax

Holt, John
[1812-1855] Son of Hirst John Holt.

He and his brother, William, were organ builders. They learned their trade with Samuel Taylor. In the late 1820s, the brothers had their own business.

Examples of their work can be seen at Stainland Chapel [1838] – does anyone know which chapel this was? Providence?, Harrison Road Chapel [1838], and Heywood's Chapel, Northowram [1869].

He died in Bradford [16th January 1855] (aged 42).

He and other members of his family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2748]

Holt, John
[1812-1865] Son of Martin Holt.

In 1835, he married Sally Mills.

At their wedding celebrations at the Hollins Inn Walsden, John broke his leg. 3 months later his left thumb was cut off.

They had no children.

Initially they lived at Todmorden Edge in poor circumstances – with one room in the house with a bed in one corner, a handloom in another corner, and hens roosting behind the door.

By 1851, they had moved to Sourhall and John was in partnership with his brother Thomas in the picker making business at Sourhall, employing 12 men and 3 girls.

Thomas and John began making their own gas for the mill and some of the adjacent cottages.

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Holt, John
[1812-1875] Born in Halifax [6th March 1812].

He was an insurance agent.

In 1841, he married Elizabeth Oates in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
James Oates
 

They lived at Ashfield, Halifax.

John died 29th May 1875.

Elizabeth died 23rd April 1876.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Holt, John
[1813-1873] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a master shoe maker [1836].

On 4th April 1836, he married Ruth Mallinson in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Southowram, the daughter of
James Mallinson
 

Children:

  1. Emma [1836-1915] who married John Highley
  2. William
  3. Joshua
  4. James 1844-1883
  5. Elizabeth [b 1848]
  6. Mary [b 1851]

The couple died in Hipperholme

Holt, John
[1816-1867] Of Sowerby Bridge.

Son of Joseph Holt.

He died 22nd December 1867 (aged 51).

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden with his brother Robert

Holt, John Percy
[1895-1917] Son of Sarah Ann & James Holt of 1 Ashenhurst Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

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

He died in Ripon [16th April 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried in Ripon Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Holt, John William
[1881-1917] Son of James Holt.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / a member of Lindley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / a bank clerk living with (his aunt?) Martha A Spencer [b 1856] at Vine Cottage, Lane Ends Green, Hipperholme [1901] / a bank clerk [1911] / a cashier at West Yorkshire Bank, Huddersfield [1914].

In 1907, he married Annie Briggs [1878-19??] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Brighouse
 

They lived at 40 Lea Street, Lindley, Huddersfield [1911]

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served with the 8th Battalion (formerly the 4th Battalion)  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [April 1915]. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant [June 1915] & Captain [June 1917].

He was killed in action [27th August 1917] (aged 37).

He was buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXXV B 17].

Holt, John William
[1903-1944] Son of Jane & John Henry Holt of Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1930, he married Audrey Villiers Shelton in Todmorden.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery.

He died 13th November 1944 (aged 41).

He was buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel [180].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Holt, Joseph
[17??-18??] He was a cotton spinner.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John

Holt, Joseph
[1803-1880] Son of John Holt.

He was a coal merchant [1865].

On 17th December 1831, he married (1) Harriet Morton.


Harriet was the daughter of William Morton
 

Children:

  1. a stillborn child [1832]
  2. Mary
  3. Sarah [b 1836] who married John Thomas
  4. Catharine [b 1838] who married William Wilson
  5. Ann [1842-1844]
  6. John [1845-1850]

Several members of the family were born, lived and/or died at Siddal Hall.

Harriet died at Siddal Hall [23rd September 1851].

Harriet was buried at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax [29th September 1851] (Plot 769) with her stillborn child [1832], and children Ann and John.

Joseph married (2) Mary [1817-1892] from Leeds.

Joseph died 2nd January 1880.

Mary died 9th April 1892.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

See Holt's Terrace, Siddal and Old Siddal Hall

Holt, Joseph
[1857-1908] Son of Thomas Holt, finisher.

Born in Manchester.

He was a clerk of 27 Upper Duke Street [1878] / a commercial clerk (dyers) [1881] / a dyer's manager [1891, 1901]. a traveller for the Greetland Dye Works [for 30 years]

In 1878, he married Catherine Gleadell [1860-19??] at Holy Trinity, Hulme, Manchester.


Catherine, a teacher of 27 Upper Duke Street, was born in Paisley, Scotland, the daughter of George Gleadell, blacksmith
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Gleadell (Holt) [b 1880]
  2. Harry [1891-1893]
  3. George [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1911], and served with the Third Gordon Highlanders [World War I]
  4. Charles
  5. Josephine [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Baileys Terrace, Saddleworth Road, West Vale [1881]
  • Briscoe Lane, Greetland [1891]
  • Upper Ellistones, Greetland [1901]
  • 66A Spring Lane, Greetland [1911, 1917]

Joseph died in 1908 (aged 48) 

Holt, Joseph Alfred
[1888-1915] Or Joe.

Son of Alfred Holt.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Mary Ann Cryer in Bradford.

They lived at Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died in Flanders [31st October 1915] (aged 27).

He was buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII F 3].

He is remembered on the family grave at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Holt, Joshua
[1842-1874] Of Lightcliffe.

Son of John Holt.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a weaver [1866].

In 1866, he married Hannah Brook [1844-1915] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1866]
  2. Sarah Ann [1868-1869]
  3. Clara [b 1872] who was adopted [1974] by her aunt Emma and uncle John Highley

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Holt, Luke
[1848-1924] In 1887, he ran a tobacconist's shop at the corner of Union Street and Horton Street, Halifax.

A few years later, he became an Emigration and Tourist Agent – a travel agent.

In 1905, he was tourist and steamship agent for Thomas Cook & Son.

The business later reverted to a tobacconist's and had a succession of owners: Fred Thomas in the 1930s, H. A. and E. Smith in the 1950s, and Harrison's until the 1980s. The shop has since had a variety of uses

Holt, Luty
[1829-1889] Son of William Hoult.

Born in Blake Dean [15th January 1829].

He was a power loom weaver [1851] / an overlooker [1871].

In 1850, he married Mary Ann Todd [1828-1???].


Mary Ann was (possibly) born in Haworth
 

They lived

  • in Keighley [with Mary Ann's siblings & her mother Nancy Todd 1851]
  • in Keighley [1871]

Luty died in Keighley [Q2 1889] (aged 61) 

Holt, Martin
[1782-1865] Son of Thomas Holt.

He was sent to live with his grandparents at Allescholes in Walsden where he was taught the art of hand weaving.

He stayed there until he was about 14 then returned to Todmorden.

He lived at Sourhall Todmorden

He started a picker making business at Sourhall in the old cottages, known popularly as Sourhall Mill, some of which were retained as dwellings and some used for the business.

His sons joined him in the business and continued after his death.

He married Mary Fielden.


Mary was the daughter of James Fielden
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Thomas
  3. Hannah
  4. William
  5. John
  6. Fielden
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Sarah
  9. Peter
  10. Martin
  11. Samuel

Holt, Martin
[1828-1903] Son of Martin Holt.

He was a picker maker at Friths Old Mill, Walsden [1866-1880].

His son Fielden and Young Helliwell worked in the business. Fielden left and set up his own business with his 3 sons. Helliwell stayed with Martin.

In 1851, he married Elizabeth Feber [1831-1890] in Rochdale. Children:

  1. Fielden
  2. Betty [1853-1860]
  3. Mary
  4. John
  5. Arthur [1869] who died aged 6 weeks
  6. Ada
  7. Emily

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel.

See

Holt, Mary
[1835-1???] Daughter of Joseph Holt.

She married (1) her cousin William Haigh.

She married (2) George Hemingway

Holt, Michael
[1830-1???] Son of William Hoult.

Born at High Greenwood [9th November 1830].

He was a power loom weaver [1851] / an engine tenter [1861] / an engine tenter [1871] / a fireman in worsted factory [1881] / a wood turner [1891] / a cotton weaver [1901].

In 1851, he and his brother John were lodgers with William Bowcock at Ginnel, Keighley [1851].

In 1861, he married Ann Ogden [1837-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1862] who married [Keighley Q1 1881] Sunderland Dunwell and had a son Charles Ernest Dunwell [b Keighley 1882]
  2. Tom Ogden [b 1866]
  3. Hannah [b 1867]
  4. Fred [b 1870]
  5. Richard Horatio
  6. Jesse [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • 20 Charles Street, Todmorden [1871]
  • 9 Martin Street, Keighley [1881]
  • Castle Hill, Langfield [1891]
  • Swineshead Clough, Walsden [1901]

Holt, Nathaniel
[17??-17??] In his will of 19th September 1798, he gave William Mitchell of High Greenwood, Heptonstall and cousin Thomas Holt of White Birch, Ovenden, an annuity to pay for the support and education of Mary Holt Cheetham

Holt, Nathaniel
[17??-18??] Listed as a Halifax Gent [1791]

Holt, Parker Swinglehurst
[1830-1890] or Swinglehirst.

Of Wigan.

He was an attorney in Ripponden where he succeeded John Ridehalgh at Howarth & Ridehalgh [1861] / partner in Ridehalgh & Holt / clerk to the trustees of Blackstone Edge turnpike trust [1861].

He lived at Ryburne Cottage, Soyland.

See Strickson Landin and Ridehalgh & Holt

Holt, Ralph
[17??-18??] Of Heywood, Lancashire. He and John Hoyle were partners in cotton spinning at Ripponden Mill [1793]. The partnership was dissolved in January 1801

Holt, Richard
[1789-1839] Son of James Holt.

He was a partner in Thomas Holmes & Company.

He died 18th March 1839 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at Square Congregational Church [112].

The gravestone was one of more than a hundred which were rescued and taken to Lister Lane Cemetery [2014] when work began on Square Congregational Church Graveyard in preparation for the new Halifax Central Library.

These stones now form a path at the lower end of the Cemetery

Holt, Richard Horatio
[1875-1934] Son of Michael Holt.

Born in Winters.

He was a stationary engine tenter [1901] / a fireman/foreman in cotton mill [1911].

In 1899, he married either Emily Crabtree or Emily Hartley.

Children:

  1. Alice [b Shade, Todmorden 1900]
  2. William [b Ramsden Wood Road, Todmorden 1904]
  3. Annie [b Ramsden Wood Road, Todmorden 1908]
  4. Sarah Ann [b Meadow Cottage, Lancashire 1910]

The family lived at

  • Ivy Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • Whitworth & Wardle, Lancashire [1911]

Richard died in 1934 (aged 59).

Holt, Robert
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1785]

Holt, Robert
[18??-1879] Of Todmorden.

In November 1879, he was seen in the company of Elizabeth Stephens

who bears a bad character

in a dark lane at night, and Thomas Greenwood was seen to follow them. A struggle ensued.

Next morning, Holt's body was found in a stream close to where the struggle took place.

On 21st November 1879, Greenwood and Stephens were committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter

Holt, Robert
[1807-1876] MP.

Son of Joseph Holt.

He was a partner in Chapel Field Mill / a cotton spinner master employing 36 men [1851] / a master cotton spinner employing 165 hands [1861] / a cotton spinner [1871].

In 1870, he gave a new bell to Ripponden Parish Church.

On 31st October 1844, he married (1) Mary Pawson Gilderdale [1809-1869] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary, from Stanley, Wakefield, was the daughter of Simon Gilderdale
 

Children:

  1. Ann [1844-1896]
  2. Emma Gilderdale [1850-1926]

Mary died 21st June 1869 (aged 60).

On 26th January 1875, he married (2) Ruth Schofield at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1861] was his widowed sister Hannah Shaw [b 1794] (housekeeper).

He died 27th March 1876 (aged 68).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £6,000, (resworn under £5,000). The will was proved by his executors Charles Webster Shaw and William Edwin Carter.

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

Holt, Sandra
[1947-19??] Of Willow Houses, Sowerby Bridge.

On 5th August 1970, over 100 Halifax Corporation bus-drivers stopped work when she started work as the first woman bus-driver since the war.

In September 1970, she was called for interview about 4 accidents in which she had been involved. In December, she was cleared of charges of careless driving at Halifax Borough Magistrates Court

Holt, Thomas
[1???-1???] Of Oldroyd Farm, Todmorden.

He established Thomas Holt & Sons.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Arthur

When his son, Arthur, established Holt's Botanical Brewers, Thomas helped in the bottling

Holt, Thomas
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. In 1671, he, John Brigg, Abraham Wadsworth and Thomas Wawne were amongst a number of local people who had supported the RoyaJohn Brigg, Abraham Wadsworth and Thomas Wawne cause in the Civil War and who received a pension of 6/5d per year under a county-based pension scheme set up in 1662 for


the reliefe of poore and maimed Officers and Souldiers who have faithfully served His Majesty and His Royal Father in the late [Civil] Wars
 

Holt, Thomas
[17??-18??] Halifax merchant.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1758-1814] who married John Scholefield Firth

Holt, Thomas
[17??-18??] Of White Birch, Ovenden.

Recorded on 19th September 1798, when the will of the late Nathaniel Holt gave him and William Mitchell an annuity to pay for the support and education of Mary Holt Cheetham

Holt, Thomas
[1744-1???] In 1769, he married Ann Butterworth.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Edmund
  4. Martin

The family lived at Rawson Field, Todmorden

Holt, Thomas
[1777-1854] Known as Tum.

Son of Thomas Holt

A weaver at Shade.

He married Betty.

Children:

  1. John [b 1814]
  2. Thomas
  3. William [b 1819]

He was widowed and lived

in a deplorable state of dirt and discomfort

in a small cottage at Shade with his 2 unmarried sons John and Thomas, made worse by drunkenness

they often quarrelled and kicked each other with their clogs

They were all weavers.

The body of the older Thomas was found in the Rochdale Canal.

At the inquest, an open verdict was returned, although the sons' brutality caused

quite a sensation of horror

Popular opinion was that he was killed by one or other of his sons

Holt, Thomas
[1790-1852] Son of James Holt.

He and his brother John were dyers at Lee Bridge, Halifax.

He never married.

Thomas left an estate valued at £7,000

He & other members of the family were buried at Square Congregational Church [112].

The gravestone was one of more than a hundred which were rescued and taken to Lister Lane Cemetery [2014] when work began on Square Congregational Church Graveyard in preparation for the new Halifax Central Library.

These stones now form a path at the lower end of the Cemetery

Holt, Thomas
[1806-1867] Of Sourhall, Todmorden.

Son of Martin Holt.

He began working with his father in the picker making business at Sourhall Mill, later with his brother John. He then acquired some adjacent cottages and converted 3 or 4 cottages into 2 weaving rooms.

For several years both cotton and pickers were manufactured there. He also farmed 17 acres at Sourhall.

He was a manufacturer and picker maker at Mount Pleasant, Todmorden.

Around 1830, he and brother John built and operated a picker making factory at Peel Mill, Todmorden. By 1851, he was in partnership with his brother John in the picker making business at Sourhall, employing 12 men and 3 girls.

Thomas and John began making their own gas for the mill and some of the adjacent cottages.

In 1834, he married Rachel Firth [1812-1866].

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. Mary
  3. Ellen [1840-1857]
  4. Sarah
  5. Jane
  6. Rachel [1849-1900] who married Thomas Barker
  7. Nathan [1856-1866]

On the 1st November 1867, he left his home at Mount Pleasant, Todmorden in order to travel to Warrington on business. He was in good health as he left and caught the train to Manchester where he met up with Robert Scholfield, also from Todmorden. They travelled on together and, as they reached Middleton Junction Railway Station, Thomas started to feel unwell and was taken to the station waiting room where he died shortly afterwards.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Holt, Timothy
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1691]

Holt, Timothy
[16??-1710] He lived at Upper Shibden Hall

Holt, William
[1???-18??] A Heptonstall carrier. He travelled widely. As he was returning late back from a journey in September 1850, he was the last person to see James Smith alive. It is said that he visited the Great Exhibition in London in 1851

Holt, William
[18??-18??] A farmer at Hebden Bridge.

In 1858, he and his 2 sons went to Preston Fair to buy a horse.

In the stables of the Castle Inn at Preston, they saw a black carthorse owned by Robert Banks, a farmer at Preston. They disagreed over the price – Banks demanding £32 and Holt offering £27 – and parted without the sale being made.

After the fair, and the horse still not being sold, Holt and Banks met and Banks reduced the asking price to £30. They went for a drink and they finally agreed a price of £28. After taking the money, Banks

went up the yard and disappeared through a stable door and never returned

When the Holts looked at the horse, they saw that it had

a jink in his back

Banks later protested that he had sold the horse

out and out

and would have no more to do with it. The horse was unfit for work and the Holts sold it for £13 10/-

At the trial at Liverpool Civil Court on 24th March 1859, the jury found for Holt and awarded 17 2/6d damages, being the difference between the price paid and what it sold for, plus expenses

Holt, William
[1809-1893] Son of Martin Holt.

He was a picker maker.

In the 1820s, William and his uncle James Fielden were credited with manufacturing a machine-compressed leather picker,

the first picker suitable for using on power looms

William invented the iron press, which squeezed the parts into shape for a power loom picker. He made the patterns and fitted the castings together and was very successful in his work.

In 1832, he married (1) Martha Newell.

Children:

  1. Mary [1833-1904] who married James Greenwood [1834-1888]
  2. Peter

In 1841, he married (2) Mary Law. Mary died before 1851.

The family lived at Sourhall. He was a renowned singer, singing in the choir at St Mary's Church, Todmorden, and occasionally he dug a few graves and rang the bell.

Always singing, he acquired the nickname Merry One

On 12th December 1889, his 80th birthday, there was a supper at the Navigation Inn, Gauxholme, to celebrate. There were 20 guests. John Travis was chosen as the chairman and gave the toast to his health. Samuel Fielden of Woodbottom gave a recitation and then William sang

My five and twenty, and never an offer

It is recorded that

the party got lively

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel with his daughter Mary and her family

Holt, William
[1821-1???] Son of Hirst John Holt.

He and his brother, John, were organ builders. They learned their trade with Samuel Taylor. In the late 1820s, the brothers had their own business.

Examples of their work can be seen at Stainland Chapel [1838] – does anyone know which chapel this was? Providence?, Harrison Road Chapel [1838], and Heywood's Chapel, Northowram [1869].

He moved to Preston Place, Bradford [1855], and to Leeds [1856]. He was in business as Holt & Son [1861] He opened a branch in Edinburgh

Holt, William
[1840-1904] Son of John Holt

Born in Southowram.

He was a carpet weaver [1865].

On 20th August 1865, he married Ellen Wood [1839-1922] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1869]
  2. Emily Ann [b 1872]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1874]
  4. Mary [b 1878]
  5. Annice [b 1880]

Holt, William
[1872-1899] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a regular soldier in Gibraltar, Malta & South Africa [1891-1898].

He lived at Savile Parade, Northgate, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he was called-up [1899], and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of enteric fever aboard SS Servia [16th November 1899] (aged 27)  and was buried at sea.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Holt, William
[1897-1977] Aka Billy.

A well-known local adventurer, artist, broadcaster, character, coalman, Communist Party member of Todmorden Town Council, deck-hand, editor, farmer, film stunt man, holiday camp owner, infantryman, linguist, logger, mill-worker, war correspondent, weaver, and writer

 

Holt surname
Another form of the surname is Hoult

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

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holt, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Holt:


Marriages 1807, 1855, 1876, 1889, 1910; Deaths 1805, 1899, 1900
 



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