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Holroyd, MrRef 94-14
[16??-17??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joshua [bapt 22/1/1665]
  2. Joseph
  3. Elizabeth [1691-1756] who married Samuel Hill

Holroyd, AaronRef 94-76
[1806-1858] Of Gatehead Mill, Stainland.

He was a labourer [1841].

On 9th September 1827, he married Eliza Lister [1806-18??] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1828] who was a worsted piecener [1841]
  2. Caleb [b 1830] who was a worsted piecener [1841]
  3. Joshua [b 1832]
  4. Henry [24th January 1834-11th January 1865]
  5. Frances [b 1836]
  6. (possibly) Ely [b 1839]
  7. Eliza Love [b 1840]

Aaron died 22nd November 1858 (aged 52).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K26]

Holroyd, ArthurRef 94-21
[1895-1916] Son of Benjamin Holroyd

He was connected with Ripponden Church school / a butcher farmer assistant [1911] / a salesman & bookkeeper for Albert Booth, plumber of Sowerby Bridge [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted in February 1916, and served as a Private with the 3rd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

After being in camp a very short time, he was seized with acute spinal meningitis, and was taken to Bagthorpe Isolation Hospital, Nottingham.

He died in hospital [1st August 1916] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th August 1916]. He was buried at Nottingham General Cemetery with a military funeral.

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, and on Barkisland War Memorial

Holroyd, AspinallRef 94-68
[1859-19??] Son of George Holroyd.

Born in Stainland.

He was a weaver of Upper Lane, Northowram [1887] / a tapestry weaver [1891, 1901].

In 1887, he married Eliza Hannah Hanson [1868-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Hannah, of Upper Lane, Northowram, was born in Northowram, the daughter of James Hanson, carter.

She was a yarn winder (spinning mill) [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Clement Holroyd
  2. Annie [b 1891]
  3. Walter [b 1897] who served in World War I, and was wounded on the same day that brother Clement was killed [3rd May 1917]

The family lived at

  • 53 Upper Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 5 Casson Fold, Halifax [1901]

Holroyd, BenRef 94-775
[1894-1934] MM.

Or Holroyde. Son of John William Holroyd.

He was a twiner piecer [1911].

On 17th February 1912, he married Nellie Lyons [1894-1957] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Children:

  1. George

During World War I, he enlisted [10th August 1914], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


great courage and bravery in continually carrying messages through intense artillery and machine gun fire, quite regardless of personal danger, and acting as guide of his company in a most difficult country
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918].

He survived the War

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-31
[1???-1???] Churchwarden for Stainland

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-200
[16??-1???] Extended Lower Cockcroft Hall, Rishworth in 1680

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-4048
[1689-1755] Son of Joseph Holroyd.

He was apprenticed to Elkanah Hoyle of Swift Place, Soyland to learn production of shalloons & other stuff goods.

He married Mary Wood.


Mary, of Baitings, Soyland was the daughter of Jeremiah Wood
 

Children:

  1. Michael
  2. Elkanah
  3. Jeremiah
  4. Damaris [1726-1797] who married Thomas Milne
  5. Susannah / Susan
  6. Mary [b 1731] who married Daniel Dyson

The family lived at Wood Lane Hall, Sowerby [from about 1720]

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-4023
[17??-1???] Son of Michael Holroyd

He was a stuffmaker of Warley [1779].

On 16th December 1779, he married Sarah, widow of Richard Kershaw.

Children:

  1. Kershaw

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-4076
[17??-1???] He married Martha Wadsworth.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Benjamin

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-6040
[17??-1???] Landlord of the Boar's Head Hotel, Halifax [1800?].

He married Unknown.

He was dead by 6th February 1805, when his widow married Mr Brooke of Southowram.

In 1822, a Sarah Brooke was landlady at the Boar's Head


Question: Does anyone know whether Sarah was the former Mrs Holroyd?

 

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-1518
[17??-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Stainland [1835]. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845].

He lived at White House, Stainland [1845]

Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-4077
[17??-18??] He was a labourer of Barkisland [1814] / a comber of Barkisland / a wool comber [1841].

On 19th May 1814, he married Monimia Worsnipe.


Monimia was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte [b 1816]
  2. Mary [b 1818]
  3. Hannah [b 1819] who was a worsted worker [1841]
  4. Betty [b 1820] who was a wool worker [1841]
  5. Benjamin
  6. Susy [b 1826] who was a worsted worker [1841]
  7. Joseph [b 1828] who was a worsted worker [1841]
  8. Ann [b 1829]
  9. Monimia [b 1846]
  10. Hannah who married Mr Tattersall

The family lived at

  • Barkisland [1841, 1851]

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-2897
    [1764-1828] Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    Baptised at Elland Church [29th June 1764].

    He died 29th May 1828 (aged 64).

    He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with his brother John

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-77
    [1773-1851]

    He married Hannah [1772-1837].

    Children:

    1. Jonathan who died 25th February 1803 (aged 4 months) 

    The family lived at Clough Head, Greetland.

    Hannah died 13th March 1837 (aged 65).

    Benjamin died 30th January 1851 (aged 78).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H5] with grandson Benjamin Holroyd [1836-9th June 1901] of Morris, Illinois, America, who died at West Vale. & Joseph Holroyd [1837-21st June 1906]

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-38
    [1778-18??] He was a butcher [1841] / a farmer [1851].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Betty
    2. Mary

    The family lived at Royd, Stainland [1851].

    Living with the widowed Benjamin and his daughters [in 1851], was son-in-law Joseph

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-80
    [1781-1858] (Possibly) son of Joseph Holroyd.

    He married Sarah [1790-1849].

    Sarah died 17th August 1849 (aged 59).

    Benjamin died 12th January 1858 (aged 77).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: D7]

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-46
    [1790-18??] He was a woolcomber at Barkisland [1841].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Mary
    2. Charlotte
    3. Samuel

    The family lived at Green Gatehead, Stainland [1851].

    Benjamin was widowed by 1851

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-50
    [1793-18??] Born in Stainland.

    He was an annuitant [1851] / a landed proprietor [1861]

    He married Hannah [1798-18??]


    Hannah was born in Elland, and was a proprietor of houses [1861]
     

    The family lived at

    • Stainland [1851]
    • 411 Stainland Town [1861]

    Living with them [in 1861] was unmarried niece Martha Holroyd [aged 34] (fund holder) 

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-1505
    [1807-1888] Born in Rishworth.

    He was a farmer at Higher Wormald, Rishworth.

    On 27th June 1935, he married Sarah Hill [1817-1887] at St Chad's Church, Rochdale.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [b 1836]
    2. David [1838-1916]
    3. George [1841-1910]
    4. James [1843-1913]
    5. John [1849-1873]
    6. Benjamin [1851-1851]
    7. Thomas [1854-1863]
    8. Abraham [1855-1917]
    9. Edward [1860-1901]

    He died at Higher Wormald [20th October 1888].

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £1,020.

    His will was proved by his sons Edward (of Higher Wormald Farm) and James (of New Barn Farm) 

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-3206
    [1822-1892] Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland.

    Baptised at Ripponden Church [7th April 1822]

    He served with the Green Howards and later with the Coldstream Guards.

    He retired from the army, and was a Chelsea Pensioner/Outpatient [1869, 1871] He received a pension of 1/- per day. He went to live at Barkisland

    He was living at Bank Bottom, the home of his widowed sister Hannah Tattersall [1871]. He was a farm labourer living at Bank Bottom [1881]

    Holroyd, BenjaminRef 94-20
    [1869-1945] Son of William Holroyd, butcher.

    Born in Ripponden.

    He was a butcher of Ripponden [1892] / a butcher [1901] / a butcher & farmer [1911].

    In 1892, he married Pamelia Ainley [1866-1950] at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.


    Pamelia was born in Ripponden, the daughter of George Ainley, mason
     

    Children:

    1. Roland [b 1893] who was a butcher farmer assistant [1911]
    2. Arthur
    3. George William [b 1897] who was a plumber [1945]
    4. Walter Cyril [b 1900] who was a butcher [1945]
    5. Lilian Victoria [b 1902] who never married
    6. John Maurice [b 1910] who was a draughtsman [1950]

    The children were born in Barkisland

    The family lived at

    • Bank Bottom, Barkisland [1901, 1911]
    • Highfield Bank, Bank Bottom, Barkisland [1945]
    • Highfield, Ripponden [1950]

    Benjamin died 15th December 1945.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,186 5/3d.

    Probate was granted to his widow Pamelia and sons George William & Walter Cyril.

    Pamelia died 9th January 1950.

    Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,999 10/-.

    Probate was granted to children Lilian Victoria and John Maurice.

    Benjamin, Pamelia & Lilian Victoria were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

    Holroyd, Benjamin WilliamRef 94-93
    [1815-1854] Son of Kershaw Holroyd.

    Baptised 22nd June 1815.

    He was a woolstapler [1841].

    In [Q4] 1843, he married (1) Emily Ackroyd [1815-1848] in Halifax.


    Emily was the daughter of William Ackroyd
     

    Children:

    1. Charles Hoyle who died in infancy [22nd November 1844]

    Emily died 14th August 1848 (aged 32).

    On 19th February 1852, he married (2) Mary Ann in Halifax.


    Mary Ann was the daughter of Joseph Bentley (carpet manufacturer), and widow of Mr Simpson
     

    Children:

    1. Fanny [1852-1???] who married Frederick Smith

    Benjamin died 15th September 1854 (aged 39) 

    Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 238]

    In 1861 & 1871, Fanny was living with her uncle Thomas Holroyd in Birmingham

    Holroyd, Charles EdwardRef 94-3821
    [1844-1887] Son of John Holroyd.

    Born at Ashgrove, Southowram.

    He was a warehouseman (general) [1871].

    In 1866, he married Ann Gill in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Thomas Thomson [b 1867] who was a worsted mill hand [1881]
    2. William [b 1870]
    3. John Gill [1872-1908]

    The family lived at

    • 2 Green Terrace Square, Skircoat [1871]
    • 4 Stanley Street, Ovenden [1881]
    • Holmfield, Halifax [1887]
    • 4 Stanley Street, Holmfield, Halifax [1923]

    Living with them [in 1871] was sister-in-law Selina Gill and her daughter Annie E. Gill.

    Living with them [in 1881] was niece Annie E. Gill [aged 10] (worsted mill hand).

    Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

    Holroyd, ClementRef 94-63
    [1888-1914] Son of Edwin Jowett Holroyd.

    He was a school teacher [1911].

    He was private secretary to the Rt. Hon. J. H. Whitley MP.

    His brother Clifford succeeded Clement in the post.

    Clement died 9th July 1914 (aged 26).

    He was buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

    Holroyd, ClementRef 94-65
    [1888-1917] Son of Aspinall Holroyd.

    Born in Northowram.

    He was a beamer of 39 Hough, Northowram [1910] / a warp beamer at carpet manufacturer [1911] / employed by Crossley's.

    In 1910, he married Isabella Wood [1890-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


    Isabella, of 7 Lister Road, Claremount, Halifax, was born in South Shields, Durham, the daughter of John Thomas Wood, joiner.

    She was a twiner piecer for cotton spinner [1911]

     

    Children:

    1. Ina [b 1912]
    2. Mary I [b 1913]
    3. Annie [b 1915]

    The family lived at

    • 37 Mason Street, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]
    • 6 Windmill Hill, Northowram

    During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He was killed in action at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 29).

    His brother Walter was wounded on the same day.

    Clement is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

    Holroyd, ClementRef 94-47
    [1892-1915] Son of Tom Holroyd.

    Born in Halifax [15th March 1892].

    He was a career serviceman.

    In 1911, he was stationed at No 9 Dock, HM Dockyard, Devonport, working as a telegraphist.

    During World War I, he served as a Leading Seaman with the Anson Bn RN Div. Royal Navy.

    He was killed in action at Gallipoli [3rd May 1915].

    He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 1 & 2]

    Holroyd, CliffordRef 94-61
    [1892-1917] Son of Edwin Jowett Holroyd.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a member of Park Congregational Church, Halifax & Sunday School / educated at Halifax Secondary School & Heath Grammar School / a member of the R. E. S. Gymnasium / a student in the teaching profession at Borough Road Training College, Isleworth, Brentford, Middlesex [1911] / a student at London University.

    After gaining his degree at London University, he took a postgraduate course at the University of Paris, and became Modern Language Master at Wellington High School. He returned to Halifax and succeeded his brother Clement, to become Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. J. H. Whitley MP.

    During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was reported missing and assumed to have died somewhere in France [3rd May 1917] (aged 25).

    His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd March 1918].

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

    Holroyd, CyrilRef 94-3169
    [1894-1918] Son of John Holroyd.

    In 1916, he married Emily Greenwood

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 146th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He was killed in action on the Somme [6th August 1918].

    He was buried at Bresle Wood Cemetery there. After the end of the war, he was reburied at Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme [Grave Ref: II G 3].

    He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3320]

    Holroyd, DanielRef 94-3896
    [1???-1832] He was drinking at the New Inn, Ripponden with a group of other workmen. A quarrel broke out and George Kershaw struck Holroyd with such force that Holroyd died instantly. Kershaw was found guilty of manslaughter at York Assizes, by
    giving him a blow in a public house, whilst in liquor

    Holroyd, DavidRef 94-3617
    [1834-1880] Son of Isaac Holroyd.

    Born in Greetland.

    He was a handloom weaver [1851] / a woollen weaver [1861] / innkeeper of the Spring Rock, Greetland and a farmer of 10 acres [1871] / Friendly Inn, Fixby [1880].

    On 3rd January 1860, he married Mary [1829-1???], born in Greetland, daughter of Mary & James Ellis, at Elland Parish Church.

    They had no children

    The family lived at Crowtrees Place, Greetland [1861].

    He died at the Friendly Inn, Fixby [30th May 1880]. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £100. Probate was granted to his wife Mary.

    After his death, Mary took over as innkeeper at the Friendly Inn, Fixby [1881]

    Holroyd, David MitchellRef 94-3956
    [1811-1863] Son of Joseph Holroyd.

    Born in Greetland.

    He was a mason [1841, 1846] / a stonemason [1851, 1861].

    On 22nd February, he married (1) Mary Brearley [1818-18??] at Halifax Parish Church


    Mary, of Warley, was the daughter of joiner Benjamin Brearley
     

    Children:

    1. Ellen [b 1849]
    2. Benjamin Brearley [b 1850]

    On 26th February 1854, he married (2) Sarah Ann Hall.


    Sarah Ann was the daughter of labourer John Hall of Warley
     

    Children:

    1. Thomas H Hall [b 1851] – born out of wedlock
    2. Sarah [b 1855]
    3. Joseph [b 1857]
    4. Richard [b 1859]
    5. Mary [b 1860]

    The family lived at

    • Black Horse Yard, Stainland [1851]
    • Black Horse Fold, Stainland [1861]

    Holroyd, EdwardRef 94-6860
    [1822-1???] Born in Rishworth.

    He was toll bar keeper at the Bar House, between Watty Place and Gauxholme [1861].


    Question: Does anyone know which toll house this would have been?

     

    He married Ann Sutcliffe? [1825-1???].


    Ann was born in Midgelden, Lancashire
     

    Children:

    1. John [b 1855]

    Holroyd, EdwardRef 94-32
    [1884-1916] Son of Thomas Holroyd.

    He was a cotton twiner [1901] / a postman / a teamer for grocer [1911] / a drayman for Thomas Briggs, grocer at Post Office, Stainland.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 124th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He was sent to France.

    He sustained a wound in the shoulder and chest which penetrated his lung [8th September 1916]; he died [18th September 1916] (aged 32).

    He was buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, France [Grave Ref II F 5]

    Holroyd, Edward KershawRef 94-4024
    [1820-1861] Son of Kershaw Holroyd.

    Baptised at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church, Halifax [15th February 1820].

    He was a woollen merchant in Nottingham [1851, 1861] / a woollen draper in Nottingham [1856] / Overseer for St Peter district of Nottingham [1856] / a woollen merchant [1861].

    In 1850, he married Mrs Mary Ann Deverill [1821-1???] in Nottingham. Mary Ann had 3 daughter by her previous marriage.

    The family lived at 14 South Parade, Nottingham [1861].

    He died at South Parade, Nottingham [14th November 1861] and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham

    Holroyd, EdwinRef 94-2802
    [1855-1914] Cricketer.

    Son of Susannah & James Holdroyd.

    The family were born and lived in Halifax. They had moved to Spotland, Rochdale by 1861

    He played for Lancashire and Rochdale.

    In 1889, he married Jane Parkinson in Rochdale.

    Children:

    1. Mabel Alice [b 1890]
    2. Nora [b 1891]
    3. James Henry [b 1892]
    4. Doris [b 1898]

    He died in Rochdale

    Holroyd, Edwin JowettRef 94-62
    [1859-19??] Born in Queensbury.

    He was a brass finisher [1891] / a brass tap finisher [1901] / a brass finisher [1911].

    In 1883, he married Martha Greenwood [1864-19??].


    Martha was born in Thornton
     

    Children:

    1. Blanche [b 1885] who was a pupil-teacher [1901], a school teacher [1911]
    2. Clement
    3. Clifford

    The family lived at

    • 131 Lister Lane, Halifax [1891]
    • 23 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

    Holroyd, ElijahRef 94-27
    [1???-1843] In March 1844, Joseph Noble was charged with the manslaughter of Holroyd, and transported for 15 years

    Holroyd, ElkanahRef 94-49
    [17??-18??] Of Halifax.

    The Pudsey supplementary militia records [1809] show that he was paid a bounty of £5 10/- as a substitute for one William Threapleton

    Holroyd, ElkanahRef 94-4062
    [1722-1803] Of Wood Lane Hall.

    Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    He and brother Jeremiah added an e to their surname as someone was encroaching on their manufacturing market.

    He married Martha Tattersall.


    Martha was the daughter of Richard Tattersall
     

    Children:

    1. George who died aged 1 month and was buried [4th December 1760] at Sowerby Church
    2. Susannah [b 1762] who married James Moore
    3. Martha [b 1766] who became the second wife of Samuel Smith of Manchester
    4. Mary [1768-1791] who never married
    5. Jeremiah [b 1770] who died in infancy and was buried [23rd April 1770] at Sowerby Church
    6. James
    7. Elkanah

    The family lived at Brockholes [1803].

    Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Elkanah [28th May 1803]

    Holroyd, ErnestRef 94-22
    [1873-1947] Son of Henry Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland.

    He was a farmer [1911].

    On 29th April 1896, he married Annie Priestley [1875-1948] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Annie was born in Todmorden
     

    Children:

    1. Emily Florence [b 1896] who was a cotton doubler [1911] and emigrated to Australia [9th February 1928]
    2. Robert Henry
    3. Lucetta [1901-1957]
    4. Mary Louisa [b 1903]
    5. Albert Edward [1905-1971] who was a farmer [1947, 1948]
    6. Frances [b 1908]
    7. Ernest [b 1910]
    8. Violetta [1915-1979]
    9. Fred

    The children were born in Barkisland.

    The family lived at

    Living with them [in 1911] was Annie's sister Florence Priestley [b 1878] (cotton warper).

    Ernest died 9th October 1947.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,092 5/6d.

    Administration was granted to son Albert Edward, and Barton Ernest Holroyd (farmer).

    Annie died 8th April 1948.

    Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,586 17/5d.

    Administration was granted to son Albert Edward, and Barton Ernest Holroyd (farmer).

    Ernest & Annie were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 855].

    Son Robert Henry was reported missing in World War I, and son Fred died of wounds received in World War II

    Holroyd, ErnestRef 94-10
    [1907-1995] Son of Jackson Holroyd.

    He lived at Greystones, Farm Luddendenfoot [1924].

    In 1929, he married Ivy Butterworth [1907-1997] at the National Spiritualist Progressive Church, Sowerby Bridge.


    Ivy and Ernest were second cousins through Juliana Jackson
     

    Ernest was a draughtsman and later moved to Bristol where he worked on the design of Concorde

    Holroyd, ExleyRef 94-41
    [1923-1944] Son of Annie & Walter Holroyd of Brighouse.

    During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 7th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He died 26th June 1944 (aged 21).

    He was buried at Ranville War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I F 19]

    Holroyd, FredRef 94-25
    [1917-1941] Son of Ernest Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland.

    During World War II, he served as a Stoker with the Royal Naval Patrol Service aboard HM Trawler Tourmaline.

    He died of wounds [16th February 1941] (aged 24).

    He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 855]

    He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial.

    His brother Robert Henry died in World War I

    Holroyd, FrederickRef 94-1208
    [1869-1954] JP.

    Son of Richard Holroyd.

    He was founder of R. & J. Holroyd Limited / Chairman of Elland Urban District Council

    In 1927, he received the Grand Cordon of the Nile from King Fuad of Egypt for his work in the cotton trade

    In 1899, he married Alice SWIRES [1873-19??], daughter of Sarah & Samuel Swires, maltster of Cleckheaton.

    Children:

    1. Richard [b 1901]
    2. Mary [b 1904]

    The family lived at

    Holroyd, Friend HenryRef 94-43
    [1879-1918] Illegitimate son of Harriet Holroyd [1855-1911] from Longwood.

    Born in Elland.

    He was a labourer in a stone quarry [1901].

    In 1901, he married Amelia Horsfield in Halifax.


    Amelia was born in Brearley
     

    Children:

    1. Miriam [b 1902]

    After the death of his mother [1911], Friend & Amelia moved to his mother's home at 2 Princess Street, Elland.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Defence Corps.

    He died 19th May 1918 (aged 39).

    He was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard [B 328].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-425
    [15??-16??] Owned Upper Cockcroft Hall, Rishworth

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-69
    [18??-1???] He was innkeeper (possibly) at the Shoulder of Mutton, Northowram.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Aspinall

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-55
    [1828-1???] Born in Rishworth.

    He was a cotton operative [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881].

    He married Susey [1827-1???].


    Susey was born in Barkisland
     

    Children:

    1. Sarah Ann [b 1852] who was a cotton operative [1871]
    2. John William
    3. Joe [b 1857] who was a cotton spinner [1881]

    The family lived at

    • Slithers Bottom Mill, Rishworth [1871]
    • Lower Goat House, Rishworth [1881]

    Living with them [in 1881] was granddaughter Hannah Holroyd [b  1877]

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-71
    [1839-1???] Born in Barkisland.

    He was a stone mason [1881].

    He married Mary [1840-1???].


    Mary was born in Barkisland
     

    Children:

    1. Menimiea [b 1862] who was a mill hand [1881] & married Charles Shaw
    2. Ben [b 1864] who was a rivetter (boiler maker) [1881]
    3. Charlotte [b 1865] who was a mill hand [1881]
    4. John [b 1868] who was a mill hand [1881]
    5. William [b 1869]
    6. Dennis [b 1872]
    7. Harry [b 1873]
    8. Gertrude [b 1875]
    9. Emily [b 1877]
    10. Ethel [b 1878]
    11. Lilian [b 1880]

    The family lived at Thomas Street, Stainland [1881]

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-34
    [1893-1917] Son of Sykes Holroyd.

    He was a paper machinist [1911] / employed by Ryburndale Paper Mills / a member of Rishworth Particular Baptist Sunday School.

    During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He went to the Dardanelles, but came away with fever 10 days before the evacuation. He was hospitalised and sent to France [November 1916].

    He died 11th April 1917.

    His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th June 1917].

    He was buried at Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France [Grave Ref I A 73].

    He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

    He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Rishworth Particular Baptist Sunday School

    Holroyd, GeorgeRef 94-48
    [1912-1944] Son of Ben Holroyd.

    Born at Dearnley's Yard, Sowerby Bridge [11th July 1912].

    He was educated at Greetland Council School [until 1926] / a gas fitter with the Elland cum Greetland Gas Corporation.

    On 23rd July 1932, he married Mary Agnes Merrick.


    Mary Agnes was the daughter of Patrick Merrick
     

    Children:

    1. Terence [25 July 1933-22 August 2015]
    2. Sheila [b 16 August 1935]
    3. Maureen [1 September 1936-2003]
    4. Anthony [b 11 August 1938]

    The family lived in Greetland.

    During World War II, he enlisted into the Royal Air Force [Halifax 7th May 1940], and served as a Corporal / Fitter with the 267th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    From 1941 he served overseas, initially in Heliopolis & Egypt, and [from 1943] he served with the Balkan Air Force in Bari, Italy, flying Douglas Dakotas.

    He was killed in action [16th July 1944] (aged 32), when the aircraft in which he was travelling crash-landed in the mountains of Croatia.

    He was buried at Belgrade War Cemetery, (Serbia). Yugoslavia [Grave Ref 10 B 2-9].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

    Holroyd, George SelwynRef 94-59
    [1890-1918] Son of Minnie & Albert Holroyd of Kirkhamgate, Wakefield.

    Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He was killed in action in France / Flanders [22nd March 1918] (aged 27).

    He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 27 & 28]

    Holroyd, GilbertRef 94-29
    [1???-19??] Local man who wrote articles on Halifax Town football for the Halifax Courier

    Holroyd, GraceRef 94-4063
    [1758-1???] Daughter of Jeremiah Holroyd.

    In his Milne Memoirs, John Cartwright records that

    when Grace was about 24, she was very badly disfigured when her clothes caught fire.

    He goes on to say she married not very long after – and that the bride persuaded [Cartwright] to be the bridegroom's man at the wedding – a man he had never even seen before!

    Around 1782, she married William Rushworth.

    She was buried at Coley Church [7th July 1790]

    Holroyd, Hall HepworthRef 94-58
    [1891-1915] Born Hall Hepworth in Elland [Q4 1891], illegitimate son of Ellen Hepworth [1873-1941]


    In 1896, Ellen married
    John Edward Holroyd, who was possibly Hall's father.

    Hall is recorded as John Edward's son on all censuses after the marriage of Ellen and John Edward in 1896

     

    He was a player with Elland Wanderers Football Club / a moulder working for Dempster's [1911].

    During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    On 6th June 1915, he was at the Front in Fleurbaix sector, and just about to fire, when he was shot by a German sniper, the bullet piercing his head. He died immediately.

    He was buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France [Grave Ref D 43].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

    Holroyd, HaroldRef 94-44
    [1893-1917] He was a member of Mount Zion Sunday School, Ogden / a member of Halifax Harriers / an overlooker for J. & J. Baldwin & Partners Limited.

    He lived at 26 Pear Street, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Gunner with 130 Howitzer Battery with the 40th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

    He was accidentally killed [15th March 1917] (aged 24).

    He was buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

    He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

    Holroyd, HarryRef 94-56
    [1897-1916] Son of John William Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland.

    He was a twiner piecer [1911] / employed by Hoyle & Company at Victoria Mills, Brighouse.

    During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax as soon as he was old enough [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

    He was reported missing and assumed to have died 15th September 1916.

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], and on Ripponden War Memorial

    Holroyd, HenryRef 94-84
    [1796-1881] Born in Barkisland / Greetland.

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

    He married Mary Clegg.

    They lived at

    • Brock Stones, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
    • Clough Head, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
    • Scarr Top, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
    • Brook Stones, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

    Henry died 28th October 1881 (aged 85).

    Mary died 8th April 1885 (aged 82),

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: Q3]

    Holroyd, HenryRef 94-23
    [1828-1866] Landlord of the Sun Inn, Rastrick [1861].

    He married Martha.

    Children:

    1. George
    2. Mary Hannah

    Holroyd, HenryRef 94-73
    [1836-1921] Son of Richard Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland [4th May 1836].

    On 18th July 1868, he married Mary Ann Lumb [1844-1910] in Halifax.


    Mary Ann was born in Barkisland, the daughter of Sarah & Levi Lumb
     

    Children:

    1. Albert [b 1869]
    2. Levi [b 1871]
    3. Ernest
    4. Emily [b 1876]
    5. Harry [b 1877]
    6. John William [b 1879]
    7. George [b 1881]
    8. Fred [b 1887]

    The couple died at Bank Hall Farm: Mary Ann [7th August 1910]; Henry [26th June 1921].

    The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 393]

    Holroyd, HowarthRef 94-4081
    [1806-1887] He was a grocer in Elland. He married Charlotte Mellor.

    Children:

    1. Richard
    2. Joseph

    Holroyd, IsaacRef 94-17
    [1???-17??] He lived at Shepherd House, Lower Warley [1740]

    Holroyd, IsaacRef 94-4
    [16??-1???]

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Thomas
    2. Mary [16??-1733] who married Rev William Sunderland

    Holroyd, IsaacRef 94-82
    [1782-1850]

    He married 1784-1860. Children:

    1. Joseph Harger
    2. Ann [1817-30th September 1897] who never married

    The family lived at Sunnybank, Greetland.

    Isaac died 19th March 1850 (aged 68).

    Elizabeth died 21st August 1860 (aged 76).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: D8]

    Holroyd, IsaacRef 94-3947
    [1819-18??] Son of spinster Elizabeth Holroyd.

    Baptised 24th October 1819.

    He was stonemason [1851, 1861, 1871].

    Methodist services were held at his home in Norland before the construction of Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland in 1863.

    In 1840, he married Elizabeth Carlton [1822-1???].

    Children:

    1. Joseph Henry [1841-1842]
    2. Phebe [b 1842]
    3. Mary Ann [b 1849]
    4. Frances [b 1851]
    5. Elizabeth [b 1857]
    6. Emma [b 1859]
    7. Clara [b 1863]

    The family lived at

    • 4 Church Yard, Halifax [1851]
    • Garden Street, Northowram [1861, 1871]

    Holroyd, Isaac HenryRef 94-35
    [1889-1918] Son of Eliza & Joseph Holroyd of 26 Harold View, Burley Fields, Leeds.

    Born in Stainland.

    During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 11th February 1918 (aged 29).

    He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III C 20]

    Holroyd, JabezRef 94-86
    [1831-1893] Son of William Holroyd.

    Born in Greetland [2nd May 1831].

    He was a hand loom weaver (woollen) [1851] / a power loom tuner [1881] / a woollen power loom tuner [1891].

    He married Hannah [1834-1899].


    Hannah was born in Paddock, Huddersfield
     

    Children:

    1. Benjamin [b 1858] who was a cotton twiner [1881]
    2. Hannah Marie [b 1865] who was a cotton reeler [1881]
    3. Dean Hallas [b 1867] who was a cloth finisher [1891], a wool piecer [1881]
    4. Eliza [b 1869] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
    5. Elizabeth [b 1871] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
    6. Frederick [b 1873] who was a woollen piecer [1891]
    7. Emma [b 1876] who was a woollen twister [1891]
    8. James [b 1878] who was a woollen piecer [1891]

    The family lived at

    • 17 Richmond Terrace, Elland with Greetland [1881]
    • South Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]

    Jabez died 8th October 1893.

    Hannah died 28th February 1899 (aged 65).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A18]

    Holroyd, JacksonRef 94-9
    [1877-1952] AMIMechE.

    Son of Joseph Holroyd.

    Born in Hopton, Mirfield [9th September 1877].

    He was a machine oiler [1891] / a machine tool draughtsman, [1901] / MD of James Whiteley Limited at Eagle Works, Well Lane, Halifax [1901] / technical officer at the War Office / a member of the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge.

    On 25th May 1901, Juliana Jackson in Halifax.


    Juliana's parents died when she was young. In 1891, she was living with an aunt Margaret Ann Butterworth, her legal guardian
     

    Children:

    1. son
    2. Ronald [1905-1924]
    3. Ernest

    They lived at

    • Woodseats, Sheffield, [1907]
    • 103 Athol Mount, Ovenden [1911]
    • Dyehouse, Luddendenfoot [1924]
    • Austerity, 37 Newstead Place, Halifax [1952]

    Jackson died 10th December 1952.

    He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery [13th December 1952].

    Juliana died at her son's home in Bristol [7th June 1954].

    She was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-369
    [1771-1848] Or Holroyde.

    Son of Elkanah Holroyd.

    Woollen and cotton manufacturer of Wood Lane Hall, Sowerby.

    He moved to 1 Aked's Road, Halifax.

    In 1797, he married Jane Ferguson [1773-1835].

    Children:

    1. William
    2. James
    3. John [b 1806] who was a solicitor [1851]
    4. Jane [1807] who died aged 1 month

    Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-4073
    [1784-1867] He was a butcher [1841, 1851, 1861].

    On 27th December 1806, he married Hannah Rainforth [1787-1861] at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. John [b 1807]
    2. Hannah [b 1809]
    3. Richard
    4. James [b 1815]
    5. Benjamin [b 1817]
    6. Maria [1819-1834]
    7. Joseph
    8. Mary [1823-1905]
    9. Elizabeth [1825-1861] who married James Clough [1825-1851]
    10. Eliza [b 1828]
    11. Harriet [1830-1899]

    The family lived at Barkisland Village [1841, 1851, 1861].

    Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland. The grave is alongside that of Richard Henry Holroyd

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-1738
    [18??-19??] He lived at Old Hall, Elland [1905]

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-3456
    [18??-19??] Manager of the butchery department of Ripponden Co-operative Society Limited [from 1899]. He was there in 1932

    Holroyd, Dr JamesRef 94-371
    [1807-1855] FRCS, MRCS, LRCS.

    Or Holroyde.

    Son of James Holroyd.

    Born in Sowerby.

    He was a certifying surgeon under the Factory Act / surgeon to the Second West York Yeomanry Cavalry [1845] / a surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary [around 1850]

    He lived at

    Living with him [in 1851] was his brother John (solicitor) 

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-3942
    [1836-1879] Son of Joseph Holroyd.

    Of Brow Bridge, West Vale.

    He was a cotton spinner [1868] / a cotton piecer [1871] / partner in Holroyd & Fielding.

    He married Unknown.

    After his death, his widow allowed his share to stay in the partnership

    Holroyd, JamesRef 94-15
    [1886-1915] Son of Walter Holroyd.

    Born in Todmorden [21st April 1886].

    He was a career marine.

    In 1911, he was based at the Royal Marine Barracks, Forton, Alverstoke, Hampshire.

    In 1914, he married Prudence Annie Helliwell [1887-1950] in Alverstoke


    Prudence Annie was born in Todmorden
     

    They had no children.

    During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

    He was killed in action at Gallipoli [6th May 1915].

    He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 2-7], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Holroyd, Rev James BriggsRef 94-2689
    [1778-1862] Born in Bradford.

    He was a supernumerary Methodist minister in Halifax [1855] / minister (possibly) at Shelf Wesleyan Chapel [1861].

    He married Unknown.

    In 1861, he was widowed and living at Brow Lane, Shelf

    Holroyd, JeremiahRef 94-1666
    [1724-1801] Of Halifax.

    Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    He was a shalloon maker of Kebroyd.

    He and brother Elkanah added an e to their surname as someone was encroaching on their manufacturing market.

    After the death of Samuel Hill in 1759, Holroyd bought Kebroyd House, Ripponden for £2,000. He lived there until late in life, when he resigned it to his son Robert.

    He married Grace Wells [1724-1???].


    Grace, of Sowerby Dean, was the daughter of Joseph Wells
     

    Children:

    1. James [b 1754] who died in infancy
    2. John [b 1757] who married Miss Holt of Rochdale
    3. Grace
    4. Frances [b 1759] who married Thomas Wright
    5. Henry [b 1760] who married Sarah Waterhouse and had no children
    6. Robert
    7. Mary who married [1804] John Skelton of Leeds (attorney at law) 

    He died 2nd February 1801

    Holroyd, JoahRef 94-42
    [1838-1905] Born in Lepton.

    He was a farmer [1891] / landlord of the White Lion, Rastrick [1891, 1897] / landlord of the George & Dragon, Apperley Bridge [1901].

    On 10th February 1870, he married Sarah Walton at Kirkheaton.

    Children:

    1. Alice [b 1874]
    2. Edgar [b 1876]
    3. Fred [b 1882]
    4. Annie [b 1885]

    He died 29th September 1905.

    He was buried at Lepton

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-1815
    [1???-1???] A cotton manufacturer and merchant.

    In 1799, he and John Broadhead built Severhills Mill, Ripponden

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-3712
    [16??-1???] Cloth merchant at Triangle.

    In 1680, he took over the old corn mill at Kebroyd and converted it to a fulling mill

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-1804
    [17??-18??]

    Children:

    1. John

    In 1792, he and his son built Bogden Mill, Rishworth. They sold it to Robert Brear of Middleton for £1,050

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-401
    [17??-18??] Bookseller with premises in Corn Market, Halifax. The shop had previously been occupied by Thomas Holden and then the Nicholson family. The property was later occupied by Henry Pohlmann

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-1811
    [17??-1837] Cotton and fustian manufacturer.

    A member of The Holroyd family, he owned much property – including mills – in and around Ripponden.

    In 1792, he bought Ryburn House Mill from John Learoyd. He was at Kebroyd Mills [18??] and Small Lees Mill, Ripponden [1805-1837].

    The Holroyd Arms, Ripponden was named for the family

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-2890
    [1757-1819] Of Stainland.

    Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    Baptised at Elland Church [14th December 1757].

    He married Mary [1764-1819].

    John died 2nd June 1819 (aged 61).

    Mary died 11th July 1819 (aged 55).

    The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with John's brother Benjamin

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-88
    [1765-1806] Of Stainland.

    He married Charlotte [1766-1807].

    John died 27th April 1806 (aged 41).

    Charlotte died 10th February 1807 (aged 41).

    The couple were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: F3]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-3
    [1787-1866] Of Brighouse.

    He married Hannah [1788-1862].

    The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-89
    [1799-1861]

    He married Mary Stock [1789-1866].

    Children:

    1. Mary Ann

    The couple were buried at Rastrick Church [V34]: John [6th January 1861]; Mary [14th March 1866]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-4079
    [18??-1???] He married Emily Ann Farrar.

    Children:

    1. Cyril

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-2533
    [18??-18??] Cotton warp maker at Wheatley.

    In August 1845, he was declared bankrupt

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-85
    [1800-1861] Of Elland.

    Born in Elland.

    He was a woollen weaver [1841] / a wool worker [1861].

    He married (1) Hannah [1798-1856].

    Children:

    1. Elizabeth [b 1834]

    Hannah died 24th August 1856 (aged 58).

    He married (2) Sarah [1809-1884].


    Sarah was born in Elland
     

    The family lived at

    • Plough Head, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
    • 5 Townfield Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

    Living with them [in 1841] were Dean Hollas [b 1766] & Hannah Hollas [b 1771].

    Sarah died 15th August 1884 (aged 75).

    John died 3rd September 1861 (aged 61).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: P5]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-4078
    [1811-18??] Born in Soyland.

    He was a bookkeeper [1851].

    He married Betsey Anne [1810-1???] born in Mirfield.

    Children:

    1. Joseph Samuel [b 1835]
    2. Frances Ellen [b 1839]
    3. Louisa Ellen [b 1842]
    4. Charles Edward
    5. Arthur [b 1847]

    The family lived at 8 Rochdale Road, Skircoat [1851]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-2934
    [1816-1???] He was Surveyor of the Highways of Rastrick [1840] / a stone merchant [1841].

    In 1840, he was charged with

    having placed a certain quantity of earth and stones upon the line of the Manchester & Leeds Railway, so as to obstruct the engines and carriages running upon the said railway, and thereby endangering the lives of the persons travelling on the same

    His defence was that

    at the place where the offence was alleged to have been committed, the Manchester & Leeds Railway Company had no authority, under their acts of Parliament, to construct a railway, there being at that point a deviation from the line set out in those acts of Parliament

    He lived at Chapel Street, Rastrick [1841]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-90
    [1826-1???] Born in Greetland.

    He was a woollen spinner [1861, 1871].

    In [Q3] 1858, he married Zilpah Taylor [1826-1???].


    Zilpah was born in Barkisland
     

    Children:

    1. William Benjamin
    2. Schofield [b 1862]

    The family lived at

    • Gilbert Fields, Barkisland [1861]
    • Grove Terrace, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-81
    [1848-188?] Son of Benjamin Holroyd, cloth dresser.

    Born in Fixby

    He was a cloth dresser of Fixby [1869, 1871] / a cloth finisher [1881].

    In 1869, he married Mary Ann Cawthorn [1850-1926] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary Ann, of Fixby, was born in Knottingley, the daughter of John Cawthorn, labourer
     

    Children:

    1. Albert Edward [b 1870] who was a stone mason [1891, 1901, 1911]
    2. Benjamin [b 1870] who was a clay miner [1891], a stone quarryman [1901], a brickyard labourer [1911]
    3. Alice Ann [b 1873] who was a worsted operative [1891], a worsted box tenter [1901], a cotton twiner [1911]
    4. Hannah [b 1874] who was a worsted twister [1901]
    5. Jane [b 1876]
    6. John [b 1877] who was a worsted operative [1891]
    7. George Henry [b 1879] who was an iron dresser [1901], a foundry labourer [1911]
    8. Edith [1881-1900]
    9. Arthur [b 1882] who was a brickyard labourer [1901, 1911]
    10. Lily [b 1884] who was a worsted twister [1901], a woollen winder [1911]
    11. Bertha [b 1886] who was a dressmaker [1901, 1911]
    12. William

    The family lived at

    • Stone, Fixby [1871, 1881]
    • Ainley Top, Elland [1891, 1901]
    • 14 Ainley Top, Elland [1911]

    Living with them [in 1871, 1881] was brother Arthur Holroyd [b  1855] (general labourer).

    John died in Halifax: either in 1886 (aged 39), or in 1889 (aged 41).

    Mary Ann died in Halifax in 1926 (aged 76) 

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-91
    [1849-1910] Born in Birchencliffe, Huddersfield.

    He was a stone quarryman [1881] / a quarry labourer [1891] / a stone quarry labourer [1901].

    In [Q2] 1871, he married Rachel Rangeley in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. George [b 1872] who was a quarry labourer [1891]
    2. Arthur [b 1873] who was a brick labourer [1891]
    3. Fred [b 1878] who was a cotton operative [1891]
    4. John [b 1881] who was a labourer (stone quarry) [1901]

    They lived at

    • Upper Edge, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
    • Bank End, Upper Edge, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
    • Banks End, Elland [1901]

    Holroyd, JohnRef 94-74
    [1860-1937] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland [15th Jan 1860].

    He was He was an iron moulder [1881] / landlord of the Springfield, Halifax [1901, 1936].

    On 16th July 1881, he married Elizabeth Evans [1861-1937] at Elland Parish Church.


    Elizabeth born in Pendleton
     

    Children:

    1. Herbert [b 1882]
    2. Lilly Ann [b 1887]
    3. Uriah [1891-1892] who was buried with his parents
    4. John [1899-1975]

    Elizabeth died at the Springfield Inn [25th January 1937].

    John died at the Springfield Inn [3rd July 1937].

    Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 573] with Elizabeth's parents

    Holroyd, John AlbertRef 94-1537
    [1849-1923] Son of Isaac Holroyd, engine tenter.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was an engine tenter of Brighouse [1872] / a mechanical fitter [1901].

    On 7th September 1872, he married Ruth Jowett [1850-1???] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


    Ruth was born in Norland, the illegitimate daughter of Sarah Jowett, and granddaughter of
    Thomas Jowett.

    She was a wool picker [1861] / a worsted weaver [1871]

    Around 1888, she was a fancy draper and established a children's millinery, wool and fancy repository at Town Hall Buildings, Elland

     

    Children:

    1. Laura Maud [b 1875] who was a draper [1901]
    2. Harry [b 1877]
    3. Ethel [b 1879] who was a dressmaker [1901, 1911]
    4. Florence [b 1884] who was a school teacher [1901]
    5. Julian [b 1887]

    The children were born in Sowerby Bridge. One of the boys died before 1911.

    The family lived at

    • Town Hall Buildings, Huddersfield Road, Elland [1891]
    • 226 High Street, Bradford [1901]
    • 415 Southfield Lane, Gt Horton, Bradford [1911]
    • 9 Horton Grange Road, Great Horton, Bradford [1923]

    Living with them [in 1891] was Ruth's widowed mother Sarah Stokes [b 1830].

    John Albert died 27th July 1923.

    Ruth died in Bradford [Q2 1931] (aged 81) 

    Holroyd, John EdwardRef 94-11
    [1872-1933] Son of Abraham Holroyd, stone dresser.

    Born in Elland.

    He was a stone dresser of Elland Upper Edge [1896, 1901] / a fried fish and chip potato [1911].

    On 10th September 1896, he married Ellen Hepworth [1873-1941] in Elland.


    Ellen was born in Lightcliffe, and had an illegitimate son
    Hall Hepworth; John Edward Holroyd was possibly the father.

    Hall is recorded as John Edward's son on all censuses after the marriage

     

    Children:

    1. twins Martha [b 1898]
    2. Eleanor [b 1898]

    The family lived at

    • 51 Lower Edge Road, Elland [1901]
    • 76 Langdale Street, Elland [1911]
    • Charles Street, Elland [1915]

    Holroyd, John MasonRef 94-3533
    [1787-1855] He lived at the Manor House, Stainland [1845]. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845]$2

    Holroyd, John ReginaldRef 94-36
    [1896-1918] Son of John William Holroyd.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    He died 1st October 1918 (aged 22).

    He was buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II O 10]

    Holroyd, John WilliamRef 94-54
    [1854-1927] Or Holroyde.

    Son of George Holroyd.

    Born in Rishworth.

    He was a cotton operative [1871] / a cotton spinner (unemployed) [1881] / a cotton spinner [1891] / a machine minder (cotton mill) [1901] / landlord of the White Swan, Ripponden [1904-1915] / landlord of the Black Horse, Stainland [1916-1924].

    On 29th January 1876, he married Betty Barrett [1856-1929] at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [b 1877] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a cotton card room hand [1901]
    2. Emily [b 1879] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a cotton card room hand [1901]
    3. Lewis [b 1882] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
    4. Sarah Ann [b 1884] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
    5. Ada [b 1886] who was a cotton card room hand [1901, 1911]
    6. Sam [b 1889] who was a cotton spinning piecer [1901, 1911]
    7. Nancy / Lena [b 1891] who was a card room worker [1911]
    8. Ben
    9. Harry

    The family lived at

    • 3 Back Dyson Lane, Soyland [1881]
    • Slitheroe Bridge, Stones Terrace, Soyland [1891]
    • Ellis Bottom, Barkisland [1901]

    Holroyd, John WilliamRef 94-51
    [1865-1920] Born in Stainland.

    He was a joiner & builder.

    In 1886, he married Annie Edwards in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. George Frederick [1887-1951]
    2. Alice Mildred [1888-1898]
    3. Albert Edward [1890-1956]
    4. Thomas Clement [1892-1972]
    5. John Reginald
    6. Sam Clifford [1900-1951]
    7. Kathleen [b 1905]

    The children were born in Stainland.

    The family lived at

    • Stainland Road, Holywell Green [1891]
    • New Road, Holywell Green [1901, 1911]
    • Thomas Street, Holywell Green [1917]

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-4082
    [1???-1???] Son of Howarth Holroyd.

    He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1881]

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-1458
    [16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1707]

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-848
    [16??-1716] Of Sowerby Dean.

    The Northowram Register records that


    [he] was riding from Halifax on 25th March about one o'clock on Lord's Day morning, fell off his horse below King Cross and was taken up dead
     

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-4061
    [1665-1???] Of Rishworth.

    His family came from Cockroft in Rishworth.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Benjamin
    2. John [b 1691]
    3. Isaac [b 1692]
    4. Joseph [b 1693]
    5. Mercy [b 1697]
    6. Hanna [b 1699]

    The children were baptised at All Souls Church

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-13
    [1668-1762] Son of Mr Holroyd, and brother of Elizabeth Holroyd who married Samuel Hill.

    Baptised at Elland Parish Church.

    He was a cloth factor.

    He sold local cloth to agents in London and on the continent. He travelled in the Low Countries and went to live in Holland. During his absence, his assistant Thomas Martin carried on the business in Halifax.

    Heaton estimates that around 1705, he had an annual turnover of £30,000.


    Question: I suspect that I have confused the details of this man with those of Joseph Holroyd. Can anyone help me sort out the two men?

     

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-75
    [17??-1???] Of Sunnybank, Greetland.


    Question: Is he the same person as Joseph HOLROYD?

     

    He married Ann Hirst.


    Ann was the daughter of John Hirst
     

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-66
    [17??-18??] Alias Carter.

    A Luddite.

    In 1813, he, Joseph Crowther, James Hey and Nathan Hoyle, were convicted of robbing a dwelling house, and putting the persons therein in great fear.

    Holroyd later turned King's Evidence against the other 3 men, who were then executed [16th January 1813].

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-807
    [17??-1805] Farmer and handloom weaver.

    He was a cloth factor and occupied Room 29 on the Colonnade of the Piece Hall [1787].

    He lived at Holroyd House, Priestley Green.

    He died at Brigg, Lincolnshire [March 1805]


    Question: I suspect that I have confused the details of this man with those of Joseph Holroyd. Can anyone help me sort out the two men?

     

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-79
    [1747-1810] Of Sunnybank, Greetland


    Question: Is he the same person as Joseph HOLROYD?

     

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Ann [1777-21st September 1794]
    2. (possibly) Benjamin
    3. Mary [1785-30th January 1822]

    Joseph died 18th April 1810 (aged 63).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: D7]

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-3955
    [1775-1855] He was a butcher at Greetland [1804] / a butcher at Elland [1823] / a butcher at Lindwell [1841] / a butcher at [1849].

    He married Mary Brook [1783-1856] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary came from Greetland
     

    Children:

    1. John [1806-18th March 1823]
    2. Benjamin who died 29th October 1807 (aged 9 months) 
    3. Ann [b 1808]
    4. David Mitchell
    5. Joseph
    6. Ellen [1816-15th July 1829]
    7. Mary [b 1819] who was a woollen warper [1841]
    8. Samuel [b 1823] who was a woollen spinner [1841]
    9. James [1825-7th February 1848]

    All the children were baptised at Greetland Wesleyan Chapel.

    The family lived at

    Joseph died 19th June 1855 (aged 79).

    Mary died 23rd August 1856 (aged 72).

    Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C10]

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-72
    [1795-1870] Of Halifax.

    He died 1st December 1870 (aged 75).

    He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 323] with John Wilson Paskins

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-8
    [18??-1???] On 15th May 1875, he married Louisa Taylor [1851-1???] at St Mary's Church, Mirfield.


    Louisa was born [25th January 1851] in Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse, she was illegitimate
     

    Children:

    1. child
    2. Jackson
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child

    The family lived at

    • 39 Chadwick Fold, Mirfield [1851]
    • Obelisk Road, Clifton, Brighouse [1861]
    • 8 Lower Row, Mirfield [1871]
    • Woodlands, Rastrick [1881]
    • 1 Arnold Street, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax [1891]
    • 8 Peel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

    Louisa died in Crewe [7th November 1928].

    She was buried at Warley Town Cemetery [10th November 1928]

    Joseph died at Fairfield House, Keighley Road, Ovenden [28th May 1916].

    He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-16
    [18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

    During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the Royal Marines.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-6490
    [1810-1853] He was a cotton spinner [1871].

    He married Mary Pogson [1813-1???].

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Sarah [1838-1???] who was a cotton winder [1871] and married David Fielding
    3. William
    4. Martha [b 1846]

    The family lived at 9 & 10 Royd Lane, Soyland [1871].

    Joseph was dead by 1861.

    After his death, Mary married James Blackburn

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-3954
    [1814-1880] Son of Joseph Holroyd.

    Born in Greetland.

    He was a cloth dresser [1841, 1849] / a butcher [1861] / landlord of the Black Horse, Stainland [1851, 1861, 1871].

    On 13th April 1849, he married Mary Ann Crossland [1823-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Sarah Ann [b 1849]
    2. John [b 1850] who was a Theology student at Durham University [1881]
    3. Elizabeth [b 1852]
    4. James [b 1856] who was a paper maker of Hartplatts, Stainland [1880]
    5. Joseph [b 1858] who was a cotton spinner at Coldwells Hill [1880, 1881]
    6. Samuel [b 1861]
    7. Isaac [b 1863]

    Living with them [in 1851] & 1861, was brother Samuel.

    He died at Coldwells Hill [29th December 1880].

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £200.

    His will was proved by his sons Joseph and James

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-4074
    [1821-1887] Son of James Holroyd.

    He was a farmer [1851] / innkeeper of the Griffin, Barkisland [1851, 1853].

    In 1864, he married Ann.


    Ann was the widow of his older brother Richard
     

    Children:

    The family lived at Nolsons Farm, Barkisland [1887].

    He died at Nolsons Farm, Barkisland [26th April 1887]

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £75 3/10d.

    His will was proved by his nephew John Holroyd and James Howard Stott.

    He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland. The grave is alongside that of Richard Henry Holroyd

    Holroyd, JosephRef 94-3833
    [1846-1???] Born in Sowerby.

    He was a blacksmith [1876] / innkeeper at the Sportsman, Sowerby Bridge [1881].

    On 14th May 1876, he married Martha, widow of Solomon Lumb, at Halifax Parish Church

    Holroyd, Joseph HargerRef 94-83
    [1816-1862] Son of Isaac Holroyd.

    Born in Greetland.

    He was a foreman at a paper mill [1861] / a farmer of 12 acres employing 1 man [1861].

    He never married.

    He lived at Sunnybank, Greetland [1861].

    Living with them [in 1861] was his sister Ann [b 1817].

    Joseph died 16th May 1862 (aged 46).

    He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: D8]

    Holroyd, JoshuaRef 94-2903
    [17??-1???] He was Master at Rastrick Grammar School [1777-1792] / clerk to the township of Rastrick

    Holroyd, KershawRef 94-4021
    [1785-1867] From Warley.

    Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    Baptised at Luddenden Church [7th June 1785].

    He was a saddler [1813] / a saddler at Southgate [1822] / a saddler at 3 Southgate [1829] / a saddler [1841] / a gentleman [1851, 1860] / a saddler [1861].

    On 7th February 1813, he married Hannah Hepworth [1791-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Hannah was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Benjamin William
    2. Henry [bapt 1817]
    3. Thomas
    4. Edward Kershaw
    5. Eliza Hannah [bapt 1821] who married [1846] draper John Barker of Birmingham, at Halifax
    6. Michael John [bapt 1824]
    7. Clement [bapt 1826]
    8. Joseph [bapt 1827]
    9. Catharine [bapt 1831-1878]

    The children were baptised at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church, Halifax

    The family lived at

    Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Harry Herbert Holroyd [aged 4] born in Halifax.

    Kershaw died 14th February 1867.

    Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 238]

    Holroyd, LeviRef 94-19
    [1855-1918] A labourer at the Brookfoot Dye Works of Thornton, Hannam & Marshall.

    He lived at 24 Albion Street, Brighouse.

    He was killed by a boiler explosion at the Works [6th November 1918]

    Holroyd, LewisRef 94-53
    [1888-1918] Son of Rowland Holroyd.

    Born in Stainland.

    He was a cotton twiner [1901] / a cotton twiner piecer [1911].

    In [Q4] 1910, he married Minnie Smith.


    Minnie was born in Elland, the daughter of Albert Hanson Smith.

    She was a box tenter cotton card room [1911]

     

    They lived at Holywell Green [with Minnie's father 1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 355th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He died 23rd October 1918.

    He was buried at Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France [Grave Ref 3], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Jagger Green Baptist Sunday School, Holywell Green

    Holroyd, Rev MarkRef 94-1053
    [17??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1810]. He resigned in 1835. He emigrated to America

    Holroyd, Mary AnnRef 94-67
    [1828-1899] Daughter of John Holroyd.

    She had a number of illegitimate children:

    1. William Henry Holroyd [b Birchencliffe 1847]
    2. John Holroyd [b 1849]
    3. Samuel Holroyd [b 1851]
    4. Thomas
    5. Hard Holroyd [b 1859] who later took the surname of his father Enos Craven [b Lindley 1807]

    Thomas was the only son to retain the surname Holroyde.

    The family lived at

    • Upper Edge, Elland [from 1861 onwards]
    • 31 Banks End Road, Elland [opposite the Rock Tavern]

    Later, Mary Ann married 3 times:

    In [Q2] 1862, she married (1) Enos Craven [1807-1879] in Huddersfield.

    In [Q1] 1882, she married (2) Charles Exley in Huddersfield.

    In [Q3] 1894, she married (3) John Exley in Huddersfield.

    She died in Kirkburton [5th February 1899]

    Holroyd, Mary SutcliffeRef 94-2849
    [1818-18??] Daughter of Hannah (née Hebden) & Richard Holroyd of Halifax.

    Baptised at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax.

    She married (1) Mr Sutcliffe.

    She married (2) Matthew Smith

    Holroyd, MichaelRef 94-4049
    [1719-1782] Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    In 1746, he married Mary Ramsden of Barkisland.

    Children:

    1. Benjamin
    2. daughter
    3. Elizabeth [b 1752] who married Joshua Farrar

    The family lived at Magson House, Luddendenfoot

    Holroyd, Michael JohnRef 94-5
    [1824-1887]

    In [Q1] 1860, he married Mary Louisa Harbridge in Alcester.

    Children:

    1. Georgina Beatrice [1873-1961] who married John Bairstow

    Holroyd, NormanRef 94-37
    [1888-1918] Son of William Benjamin Holroyd.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a half-timer (cotton mill) [1901].

    In [Q4] 1915, he married Elizabeth Marston in Halifax.

    They lived at

    • 161 Spring Hall Lane, Newstead, Halifax
    • 9 Hadassah Street, Siddal

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was a POW at Soltau, Hanover, Germany.

    He died 10th August 1918 (aged 30).

    He was buried at Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. [Grave Ref IV A 11].

    He is remembered on the family grave at Elland Cemetery, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Holroyd, NormanRef 94-615
    [1914-2002] Elland weightlifter.

    Son of Miss Ward & Mr Holroyd.

    He took part in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, lifting in the Featherweight Class

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-3193
    [17??-18??] Watchmaker and clockmaker at George Street, Halifax [1822, 1829]

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-26
    [1798-1878] Born in Barkisland.

    He was a farmer [1818].

    On 18th October 1818, he married Ann Hitchin [1800-1868] at Elland Parish Church.


    Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
     

    Children:

    1. William [b 1822]
    2. John [b 1823]
    3. Uriah
    4. Amelia [b 1825]
    5. Alice [b 1826]
    6. Sarah Ann [b 1831]
    7. Rachel [b 1833]
    8. Henry
    9. Robert [b 1838]
    10. Elizabeth [b 1841] who had an illegitimate son John Holroyd
    11. Ellen [b 1843]

    The couple died at Bank Hall Farm, Barkisland: Richard [28th October 1878]; Ann [11th July 1868].

    The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 573] with grandson John Holroyd & family

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-4072
    [1812-1850] Or Holroyde, Holdroyd.

    Son of James Holroyd.

    Baptised at Ripponden [10th January 1813]

    He was ag.lab [1841] / a farmer [1848].

    He was licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland [some time before 1850], but the licence was removed on account of his bad conduct.

    On 31st March 1834, he married Ann Wadsworth [1812-1891] at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Pamela [1835-1890]
    2. James [b 1838]
    3. Emma [b 1840]
    4. John [1843-1897] who was a stone mason [1861]
    5. Elizabeth [b 1848] who was a worsted power loom weaver [1861]
    6. Richard Henry [1848-1881]
    7. Mary Ann [1850-1927] who married James Howard Stott

    Pamela was baptised at West Scammonden. All the other children were baptised at Ripponden Church.

    Richard was killed at Wakefield Railway Station [20th February 1850]. He had gone to Wakefield cattle market to buy some pigs for his employer, Constable Baxter of Halifax. As he was loading the animals into a railway truck, he crossed the line and was crushed between the buffers of a reversing train. He died later the same day.

    He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [26th February 1850].

    On 20th August 1850, Ann applied to have the licence granted back, and promised to keep the Inn in a proper and lawful manner. The Magistrates consented to her request.

    In 1864, Ann married Joseph Holroyd, Richard's younger brother

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-4080
    [1832-1???] Son of Howarth Holroyd.

    Born in Elland.

    He was cotton spinner employing 649 hands [1871] / cotton spinner employing 154 hands [1881].

    In 1868, he married Elizabeth [1831-1???], daughter of Elizabeth Harriet & Daniel Smith.

    Children:

    1. Frederick
    2. Charlotte [b 1870]
    3. John Henry [b 1873]
    4. Charles Edward [b 1876]

    The family lived at

    • Holy Well Brook, Stainland [1871]
    • Broad Carr, Elland [1881]

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-12
    [1836-1???] Born in Norland.

    He was an engine tenter in a silk mill [1862].

    On 4th January 1862, he married Sarah Ellen Nicholl at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [b 1863]
    2. Mary [b 1864]
    3. Sarah [b 1870]
    4. Rachel [b 1876]

    Holroyd, RichardRef 94-7002
    [1848-1922] Son of Uriah Holroyd.

    He was a tailor [1871] / a master tailor [1881] / a tailor [1891, 1901].

    He moved to Todmorden.

    In 1877, he married Jane Graham [1849-1917] in Todmorden.

    Children:

    1. John Graham [b 1879]
    2. Mary Ann [b 1882] who married Henry Sutcliffe

    The family lived at

    • Patmos [1881]
    • Reheboth Terrace, Todmorden [1891]
    • 149 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1901]

    Living with them [in 1881] & 1891 were niece Ada Graham [b  1865] (cotton throstle spinner), and nephews Jeffrey Graham [b  1868] (cotton bobbin doffer) and Thomas Graham [b 1871] (cotton bobbin doffer).

    In 1901, they were living with son-in-law Henry Sutcliffe and his wife Mary Ann

    The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Richard [7th December 1922]; Jane [12th July 1917]

    Holroyd, Richard HenryRef 94-3962
    [1848-1881] Son of Ann and Richard Holroyd

    Born in Barkisland [18th April 1848].

    Baptised in the chapelry of Ripponden [27th August 1848].

    In 1871, he was living with his widowed mother Ann at the Griffin, Barkisland.

    He was an errand boy [1861] / landlord of the Black Horse, Stainland [1874, 1881].

    On 5th July 1871, he married Elizabeth Brickles [1851-1888] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Elizabeth was born in Helpingham, Lincolnshirei [5th January 1851]. She had a child Emma Whitworth Brickles [father unknown]
     

    Children:

    1. Ernest [b 1876]
    2. Esther [b 1878]
    3. Elsie [1880-1882] who was blind from birth, was baptised [27th January 1881] in a private baptism at St Andrew, Stainland and died aged 1 yr 5 month

    The family lived at Lane Side, Holywell Green [1888].

    He died at the Black Horse [14th November 1881].

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £119 16/6d. Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth.

    After his death, Elizabeth took over as landlady of the Black Horse [1887].

    Elizabeth died at Lane Side [25th January 1888].

    Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £100.

    Her will was proved by her executor Thomas Hirst of Spring Terrace, Dog Lane, Stainland (retired farmer) 

    Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland. The grave is alongside that of James Holroyd and Joseph Holroyd.

    Holroyd, RobertRef 94-1806
    [17??-18??] Son of Jeremiah Holroyd.

    A merchant at Kebroyd. In 1803, he bought Bogden Mill, Rishworth for £2,000. In 1809, he sold it to William Thomas.

    He married Mary Rushworth.


    Mary was the daughter of Mr Rushworth
     

    Children: several.

    His father gave him Kebroyd House, Ripponden

    Holroyd, Robert HenryRef 94-24
    [1898-1918] Son of Ernest Holroyd

    Born in Barkisland.

    He was a cotton doubler [1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He was killed in action [24th March 1918].

    He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 855], on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4 & 5], and on Barkisland War Memorial.

    His brother Fred died in World War II

    Holroyd, RowlandRef 94-2
    [1850-1889] He was a miner for Waterhouse & Son at Calder Fire Clay Works, Elland.

    On 23rd August 1882, he married Elizabeth Tudor [1860-1941] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Elizabeth was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

    The widowed Elizabeth was a charwoman [1891]

     

    Children:

    1. Florence [1883-1891]
    2. Johnny [1884-1966] who was a cotton twiner [1901], a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
    3. Lewis

    The family lived at Jagger Green, Stainland [1891].

    Rowland was killed in a roof fall at Calder Fire Clay Works [24th October 1889].

    In 1892, Elizabeth married (2) John Benjamin Smith in Halifax

    Holroyd, SamRef 94-92
    [1849-19??] Born in Halifax.

    He was a stone delver (quarry) [1901].

    In [Q4] 1869, he married Sarah Ann Ashworth [1850-19??] in Halifax.


    Sarah Ann was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Mary H. [b 1871] who was a dress maker [1901]
    2. Emily [b 1875] who was a stocking knitter [1901]
    3. Herbert [b 1879] who was an insurance agent [1901]
    4. Fred [b 1884] who was a stone delver (quarry) [1901]
    5. Elizabeth [b 1886] who was a silk doffer [1901]
    6. Sam [b 1888] who was a silk doffer [1901]
    7. Amy [b 1894]
    8. Crossley M. [b 1891]

    The family lived at Town Gate, Southowram [1901]

    Holroyd, Samuel TaylorRef 94-94
    [1869-1960]

    In [Q3] 1906, he married Edith Ann Whiteley [1872-1959] in Halifax.

    Edith Ann died 15th November 1959 (aged 87).

    Samuel Taylor died 28th December 1960 (aged 91).

    Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

    Holroyd, StanleyRef 94-57
    [1894-1918] Son of Edith (née Pearson) & George Holroyd, stone delver.

    Born in Rastrick.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

    He died in France [19th September 1918].

    He was buried at Savy British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 7]

    Holroyd, SykesRef 94-70
    [1863-19??] Son of James Holroyd, spinner.

    Born in Soyland.

    He was a paper maker of Soyland [1886] / a paper mill labourer [1891] / a paper mill furnace stoker [1901] / a stationary engine tenter at paper mill [1911].

    In 1886, he married Charlotte Annie Lamb [1859-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


    Charlotte Annie, of Soyland, was born in Barkisland / Dean Head, the daughter of George Lamb, coal merchant
     

    Children:

    1. Harold [b 1884] who was a cotton twiner [1901]
    2. James W [b 1887]
    3. Joe [b 1889] who was a half time cotton spinner [1901]
    4. Ruth A [b 1890] who was a paper sorter [1911]
    5. George
    6. Arthur [b 1898] who was a twiner piecer cotton [1911]
    7. Frances Ellen [b 1900]

    The family lived at

    • Bottoms, Soyland [1891]
    • 16 Bottoms, Soyland [1901]
    • 16 Lower Swift Place, Ripponden [1911, 1917]

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-312
    [1688-1729] Halifax attorney.

    Son of Isaac Holroyd

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-3844
    [1781-18??] He was a farmer of Barkisland / a woolcomber [1841].

    On 10th November 1817, he married Nancy Wardle.


    Nancy [bapt Elland 14th August 1786] of Barkisland, was the daughter of Joshua Wardle
     

    Children:

    1. Humphrey [b 1816]
    2. Sarah [1820-1893] who married Samuel Halstead
    3. Mary [b 1821]
    4. Nancy [b 1826] who married Thomas Halstead
    5. Thomas [b 1827]
    6. Nanny [1829-1895] who married Uriah Holroyd
    7. Sally [b 1841]

    The 2 daughters – Nancy and Sarah – married 2 Halstead brothers.

    The family lived at Higher Top, Barkisland [1841].

    Living next door in 1841 was daughter Sarah, her husband Samuel Halstead and Samuel's parents and family

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-4020
    [1816-1879] Son of Kershaw Holroyd.

    Born in Halifax.

    Baptised at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church, Halifax [6th January 1817]

    He was a woollen draper employing 4 men & 2 boys [1861] / a woollen merchant in Birmingham.

    On 2nd July 1846, he married Anne Nelson at Halifax Parish Church.


    Anne was the daughter of Alexander Nelson of Skircoat.

    Thomas's sister, Eliza Hannah married John Barker of Birmingham, at the same time and place

     

    Children:

    1. Edward Barker [b 1856]

    The family lived at 62 Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [1861].

    Living with the family was his father Kershaw Holroyd [1861] and his niece Fanny [1861, 1871]

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-6
    [1821-19??] Son of Benjamin Holroyd.

    Born in Rastrick.

    He was educated at Clifton / trained for commercial pursuits / determined to pursue an artistic career / a designer / a student at Leigh's Academy in Newman Street, London / a student at Couture's Academy in Paris.

    He spent several years in Rome, and travelled in Greece, Russia, the Holy Land, Egypt, America and Canada. In Canada, he painted 11 portraits of Indians in the Mohawk settlement

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-2189
    [1838-1888] Born 30th May 1838.

    He was a joiner & builder employing 2 men & 2 boys [1871] / a joiner employing 1 man & 2 boys [1881].

    In [Q1] 1863, he married Alice Taylor in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John William [1864-1920]
    2. Sarah [1867-1st August 1870] who died aged 3 years & 3 months, & who was buried with her parents
    3. Samuel Taylor [1869-1960]

    The family lived at

    • Stainland [1871]
    • Bowling Green, Stainland [1881]

    Thomas died in Elland [29th August 1888].

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £468 10/-. Probate was granted to his widow Alice

    Alice died 5th February 1914 (aged 81).

    Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with niece Elizabeth Ann [1862-22nd May 1938], the daughter of William Taylor

    Also ELIZABETH ANN TAYLOR, died May 22nd 1938, aged 75 years. Niece of the above & daughter of the late WILLIAM TAYLOR, Woodside, Barkisland. Thomas Holroyd

    Holroyd, ThomasRef 94-33
    [1854-19??] His father was not recorded on his marriage record.

    Born in Stainland.

    He was a carter of Stainland [1880] / a groom & gardener [1881] / a greengrocer [1891] / a greengrocer (journeyman) [1901] / a retired farmer [1911].

    In 1880, he married Martha Ann Dickinson [1856-19??] at St Andrew's Church, Stainland.


    Martha was born in Flockton.

    She was a servant at Stainland [1880]

     

    Children:

    1. Alice [b 1883] who was a woollen weaver [1901], a mender worsted cloth [1911]
    2. Edward
    3. Ethel [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a woollen cloth weaver [1911]
    4. Edith [b 1892] who was a woollen cloth weaver [1911]
    5. Emily [b 1894] who was a worsted cloth weaver [1911]
    6. Clement [b 1897] who was a woollen mule piecer [1911]

    The family lived at

    • Brian Rhoyd, Greetland [1881]
    • New Street, Stainland with Old Lindley [1891]
    • Rock Hill, Stainland [1901]
    • Gardener's Cottage, New Street, Stainland [1911]

    Holroyd, Dr ToddRef 94-28
    [1822-1???] In 1841, he was listed as an assistant surgeon to Dr Abraham Jubb and living with him at Lord Street, Halifax

    Holroyd, TomRef 94-52
    [1868-1921] Born in Halifax.

    He was a butcher.

    On 2nd September 1891, he married Fanny Hoyle [1869-1906] in Halifax.


    Fanny was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Clement
    2. Elsie [b 1894]
    3. Norman [b 1899]

    Around 1893, the couple moved to Blackpool, where they both died

    Holroyd, TomaziaRef 94-2758
    [17??-18??] Of Stainland. She taught the girls at Elland Sunday School. Her diamonds are set into the Communion Flagon which her family gave to Elland Parish Church

    Holroyd, UriahRef 94-4086
    [1824-1904] Son of Richard Holroyd.

    He was a woolcomber [1851] / an excavator [1861] / a farm servant [1871] / a nuisance inspector [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a retired farmer [1901].

    On 27th August 1848, he married Nanny Holroyd at Elland Parish Church.


    Nanny was the daughter of Thomas Holroyd
     

    Children:

    1. Richard
    2. Ruth [1854-1893] who was a cotton piece weaver [1871]
    3. John [b 1857] who was a cotton piecer [1871]
    4. Sophia [1862-1927]
    5. Eliza [b 1867] who married Walter Wadsworth
    6. Sarah Ann [b 1869]
    7. Robert [b 1871]

    The family lived at

    • Bank Hall, Barkisland [1851, 1861]
    • Penney Hill, Barkisland [1871]
    • Hill House, Barkisland [1881]
    • Bottoms Farm, Barkisland [1891]
    • Old Town, Wadsworth [1901]

    Holroyd, W.Ref 94-39
    [1887-1918] Son of William Herbert Holroyd of 26 Bankhouse Lane, Salterhebble.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 3rd January 1918 (aged 31).

    He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V C 1B]

    Holroyd, WalterRef 94-1734
    [1853-1914] Son of Betty [1829-1861] & John Holroyd [1830-1901], tin & tin-plate worker of Elland.

    Born in Elland.

    He was a cotton waste dealer [1881] / a woolsorter [1891] / a cotton waste dealer [1901] / a cotton waste dealer at Beaumont's Yard, Elland [1905]

    In 1880, he married Eliza Roberts [1852-1926].

    Children:

    1. Elizabeth [b 1885]
    2. Harriet [b 1887]

    The family lived at

    • New Street, Elland [1881]
    • 79 New Street, Elland [1891]
    • 55 Albert Street, Elland [1901, 1905]

    Holroyd, WalterRef 94-45
    [1858-1933] Born in Todmorden.

    He was a warehouseman [1886].

    On 6th February 1886, he married Mary Helliwell [1860-1933] at Heptonstall Church.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Harold [b 1890]
    3. Willie [b 1891]
    4. Jane Elizabeth [b 1898]

    The children were born in Todmorden.

    Walter & Mary were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

    Holroyd, WilfredRef 94-30
    [1891-1918] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    He was a member of Pye Nest Primitive Methodist Chapel / a member of the RAOB / employed by Mitchell's cotton mill.

    On 22nd July 1916, he married Nellie Greenwood [1894-1918] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.

    They lived at 49 Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

    Children:

    1. Nellie [Q4 1918] who died shortly after birth

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the Labour Corps 360th Reserve Employment Company.

    He died of pneumonia in Beverley Hospital [12th November 1918] (aged 26).

    He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [Grave Ref: D C 296].

    His wife died after childbirth 6 days later

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-87
    [1801-18??] He was a woollen weaver [1841].

    Around 1826, he married Betty [1799-1???].


    Betty was born in Barkisland
     

    Children:

    1. Benjamin [b 1826] who was a woollen weaver [1841]
    2. Hannah [b 1829] who was a hand loom weaver (woollen) ]1851
    3. Jabez
    4. Joseph [b 1837] who was a bobbin winder woollen [1851]
    5. Mary [b 1839] who was a part-timer & woollen piecer [1851]
    6. William [b 1840]

    The family lived at

    • Crow Stone, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
    • 54 Granary, Elland with Greetland [1851]

    William died between 1841 & 1851

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-956
    [1819-1???] Son of Hannah & John Holroyd, clothier then grocer.

    Born at Kirkheaton.

    He was a tailor at Brighouse [1851, 1861].

    He built Holroyd's Buildings in Brighouse

    On 14th February 1842, he married Mary Houlding [1821-1???] at Kirkheaton.


    Mary was the daughter of Hannah & George Houlding (carpenter) 
     

    Children:

    1. John [b 1843]
    2. Emma [b 1845]
    3. Hannah Eliza [b 1848]
    4. Ann [b 1851]
    5. George Houlding [b 1854]

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-3941
    [1840-1887] Son of Joseph Holroyd.

    Born in Soyland.

    He was a cotton spinner (employing 610 hands) [1881] / senior partner in Holroyd & Fielding with his brother-in-law David Fielding.

    In 1872, he married Martha Janetta Rhodes [1842-1???].


    Martha Janetta was born in Keighley, the daughter of Maria and Thomas Rhodes
     

    They lived at Little Bradley, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881].

    After his death in October 1887, David Fielding took over the business

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-462
    [1847-1895] Son of Benjamin Holroyd of Skircoat.

    He was a coachman for Alfred Bottomley of Bottomley & Company.

    On 29th September 1867, he married Fanny Tiffany [1842-1916].

    Children:

    1. Herbert [b 1870]
    2. Matilda [b 1872]
    3. John T [b 1874]
    4. Margaret [b 1876]
    5. Samuel [b 1879]
    6. Agnes [b 1880]
    7. William [b 1884]

    The family lived at

    • Scar Bottom, Skircoat [1881]
    • 23 Chestnut Street, Halifax [1891]
    • Stanley Road, Parkinson Lane [1895]

    He was killed when the cornice from India Buildings fell down as he was waiting outside the building [16th October 1895].

    After William's death, a charitable fund was set up for the family

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-7
    [1866-19??] Son of George Holroyd, mason.

    Born in Stainland.

    He was a clerk / railway station master [1901].

    In 1893, he married Florence Eva Hallowell at Christ Church, Barkisland

    Children:

    1. Bernard H. [b 1895]

    The family lived at North Lea, Stainland with Old Lindley [1901].

    Living with them [in 1901] were sister-in-law Alma and nephew Whiteley G Hallowell [aged 15] (railway clerk) 

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-60
    [1886-1917] Son of John Holroyd.

    He was a woollen doffer [1901] / a woollen weaver [1911] / employed by Smith's, Plover Mills, Lindley.

    He lived with his widowed mother at 14 Ainley Top, Birchencliffe.

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

    He was reported missing and assumed to have died 3rd May 1917 (aged 32).

    His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd March 1918].

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France, on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

    Holroyd, WilliamRef 94-18
    [1887-1918] Son of William Herbert Holroyd.

    Born in Huddersfield.

    He was with the GPO [for a total of 16 years], as a messenger boy [1901], then a postman [1911] .

    He lived at 11 Elephant Terrace, Salterhebble.

    During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died in No.16 General Hospital, France, of severe brain wounds received in action [3rd January 1918] (aged 31).

    He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V C 18]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £150 15/5d.

    Administration was granted to his father.

    He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

    Holroyd, William BenjaminRef 94-78
    [1859-1936] Son of John Holroyd.

    Born in Barkisland.

    He was a cotton twiner [1901].

    In [Q2] 1885, he married (1) Alice Berry [1860-1907].


    Alice was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Norman
    2. John who died in infancy

    Alice died 8th March 1907 (aged 47).

    In 1907, William Benjamin married (2) Lily Watson.

    The family lived at 36 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1901].

    William Benjamin died 25th August 1936 (aged 76).

    Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery.

    Son Norman is remembered on the headstone

    Holroyd, William FergusonRef 94-350
    [1798-1858] Or Holroyde.

    Son of James Holroyd of Wood Lane Hall, Sowerby.

    Baptised at Sowerby [25th October 1798].

    Halifax attorney.

    He was at 27 Southgate, Halifax [1829] / 12 Ward's End, Halifax [1829] / 22 Cheapside, Halifax [1845, 1850].

    He was a Commissioner for taking the acknowledgement of deeds by married women, and bail in Insolvent Debtor's Court, and Commissioner for taking Affidavits in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

    On 9th May 1826, he married Mary Ann Bailey.

    Children:

    1. John Bailey
    2. Mary J [b 1831]
    3. Isabella [b 1833]
    4. Caroline [b 1834] who married [24th May 1854] John James Jerome Barron of West Burton, near Retford, at Halifax Parish Church
    5. William Ferguson [b 1837] who died aged 7 months and was buried at Holy Trinity
    6. Walter J [b 1841]

    The family lived at

    He died 8th January 1858.

    Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

    Holroyd, William HenryRef 94-40
    [1896-1917] Brother of B. Holroyd of 13 Cote Hill Yard, Burnley Road, Halifax.

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

    He died 29th November 1917 (aged 21).

    He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref IV A 8].

    He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

    Holroyd, William HerbertRef 94-64
    [1865-1929] Born in Huddersfield.

    He was a tailor [1891, 1901] / a tailor (maker) [1911].

    In 1886, he married (1) Clara Armitage [1865-1901] in Huddersfield.


    Clara was born in Huddersfield
     

    Children:

    1. William
    2. Arthur [b 1889] who was a shop errand boy [1901] and served 9 years with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in India
    3. Nellie [b 1890] who was a worsted winder [1911]
    4. Florence [b 1892] who was a boarder at Chapel Place, Halifax) [1911]
    5. Doris [b 1896] who was a boarder at Albion Court, Halifax) [1911]
    6. Phyllis [b 1900]

    The children were born in Huddersfield.

    The family lived at

    • Church Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield [1891]
    • 4 Landsdowne Place, Halifax [1901]
    • 4 South Parade, Halifax [1911]
    • 26 Bankhouse Lane, Salterhebble [1918]

    Clara died in Halifax [Q3 1901] (aged 37).

    In [Q1] 1902, William Herbert married (2) Mary Graham [1865-19??] in Halifax.


    Mary was born in Slaidburn, Yorkshire.

    In the 1911 census, she was shown as having professional apartments

     

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    The Holroyd family of Rishworth & RippondenRef 94-2107
    The family lived at Upper Cockcroft Hall and Lower Cockcroft Hall.

    See Brig Royd Estate, Ripponden, Chapel Farm, Ripponden, Holroyd Arms, Ripponden and John Holroyd

    Holroyd surnameRef 94-1
    Other forms of the surname include Holdroyd, Holroyde, Howlroyd, Howroyd and Oldroyd.

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

    William de Howlroyde is recorded at Barkisland in 1272, and William del Holrode is recorded at Sowerby in 1331.

    The name probably originated in Barkisland – see Howroyd Hall, Barkisland.

    Derived from hole and royd and means clearing by a hollow.

    There are over 140 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holroyd, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

    Unattached BMDs for Holroyd:


    Baptisms 1842, 1856; Marriages 1897, 1900, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1932; Deaths 1899, 1907
     



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