Henderson ...

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

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Henderson, AdamRef 485-1562
[1817-1874] Born in Scotland.

He was a draper (living with his brother George Henderson at  Hopwood Lane, Halifax) [1841] / a travelling draper & tea dealer [1851] / a linen draper & tea dealer [1861] / a travelling draper & tea dealer [1871].

In [Q1] 1853, he married (1) Janet Horne [1828-1859] in Keighley.

Janet was born in Scotland


  1. Christiana [14th September 1853-1942] who married  Matthew Dickinson
  2. Marion who died 18th March 1859 (aged 3 months) 

The family lived at

  • 40 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 91 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 2 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]

Janet died 19th February 1859 (aged 31).

Living with the widowed Adam [in 1861] was his sister-in-law Mary Horne [b 1820] (house keeper).

He married (2) Mary Horne.

Mary was born in Scotland

Adam died 12th December 1874 (aged 57).

He, his first wife, & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 614]

Henderson, Rev E. C.Ref 485-261
[1???-19??] Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [19??]. He later became an honorary canon at Wakefield Cathedral

Henderson, EdgarRef 485-605
[1889-1915] Son of Joseph Henderson.

Born in Eastney, Hampshire.

He was educated at Parkinson Lane School / a member of Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax / a Halifax Post Office employee / a player with the Post Office AFC.

He was joined the Royal Navy, and was a stoker on HMS Caesar, moored at Devonport, Devon [1911].

He served in Smyrna and in the Dardanelles.

He was a Stoker 1st Class on HMS Euryalus when he died from pneumonia [8th July 1915]. The Halifax Courier [17th July 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 11], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

Henderson, GeorgeRef 485-1564
[1811-1???] Born in Scotland.

He was a linen draper [1841].

Around 1835, he married Annabella [1811-1???].

Annabella was born in Scotland


  1. Marion Wright (Henderson) [b 1835]
  2. Thomas Rowall (Henderson) [b 1837]
  3. Eliza [b 1839]

They lived at Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were George's brothers (?)  Thomas Henderson & Adam Henderson

Henderson, GeorgeRef 485-1178
[1875-1???] Son of William Henderson, greengrocer.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a velvet dresser of Beech Road, Warley [1896] / a mineral water works manager [1901] / a general labourer for the Nonslip Stone Company [1911].

In 1896, he married Clara Cook [1869-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Clara, of Bolton Brow, Skircoat, was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, the daughter of Henry Cook, coal merchant.

She was a railway station cleaner [1911]



  1. Ivy [b 1898] who was a part-time bobbin setter at cotton  mill [1911]
  2. Sam
  3. Albert [b 1902]
  4. Nellie [b 1906]

They lived at

  • 84 Frederick Street, Swinton, Rotherham [1901]
  • 8 Trooper Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 Trooper Lane, Halifax [1918]

Henderson, Rev J.Ref 485-1130
[19??-19??] He was at Derker, Oldham before becoming Vicar of Heywood's Chapel [1963]

Henderson, Rev JamesRef 485-1592
[17??-1804] He was educated at Edinburgh University before becoming Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1792].

On his death, there were 4 members of the church. Rev Joseph Cockin tried to improve the situation by sending students from Idle Academy, one of whom, Rev James Scott, succeeded Henderson in 1807

Henderson, JohnRef 485-591
[1883-19??] Born in Hexham, Northumberland.

He was a goods checker with railway company [1911].

In [Q2] 1905, he married Bertha Halstead in Todmorden.

Bertha was born in Walsden, the daughter of
James Halstead


  1. James [b 1908]

In 1911, the family lived at 20 Unity Street, Hebden Bridge [1911] with Bertha's widowed father

Henderson, JosephRef 485-603
[1856-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a Color Sergeant R.M.A. [1891] / an iron merchant's clerk [1901] / with the School of Musketry, Strensall / a Quartermaster-Sergeant / a retired naval pensioner [1911].

In 1879, he married Ellen Jane Strange [1860-1???] in Portsea.

Ellen Jane was born in Dover, the daughter of James Strange, dock yard labourer.

She was an ironer laundress [1881]



  1. Robert J. G. [b 1880] who died on service in India  [before 1915]
  2. Thomas Joseph
  3. Willie [b 1884] who was a printer compositor [1901]
  4. George Henry [b 1885] who was a cabinet maker [1901]
  5. Agnes E. M. [b 1887]
  6. Sophia [b 1890]
  7. Edgar
  8. John J. [b 1894]
  9. Marion [b 1896]
  10. Susan [b 1899]

In 1881, Ellen and son Robert were living at Catherine Street, Portsea, Hampshire. with Ellen's parents.

They lived at

  • 2 Eastney Road, Portsea, Portsmouth [1891]
  • 21 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 39 Princes' Street, Mile End, Portsmouth [1915]

Living with them [in 1891] was boarder Edward J Capon [aged 20] (bricklayer's labourer).

In 1911, Joseph & Ellen were living with son Thomas Joseph and his wife at 51 Egton Street, Hull

Henderson, Dr S. D.Ref 485-155
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Brighouse [1894, 1895]

Henderson, SamRef 485-1386
[1899-1918] Son of George Henderson.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Parish Church Day School / a member of St Barnabas's Church & Schools, Halifax / employed by Edwards & Rawson Limited at Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916] – aged 16½ – as a bugler with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and was sent home from France, then he served as a Private with C Company 18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died of gunshot wounds to the head & arm in Étaples hospital [20th October 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th October & 2nd November 1918].

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref LXVIII J 15].

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

Henderson, ThomasRef 485-1563
[1814-1883] Born in Tinwald, Dumfriesshire.

He was a draper (living with his brother George Henderson at  Hopwood Lane, Halifax) [1841] / a linen draper [1851, 1861] / a draper [1871] / a baker [1881].

He married Agnes [1819-1902].

Agnes was born in Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire


  1. Sophia [1850-1869]
  2. James [1851-1867]
  3. Christina [b 1854]
  4. William [b 1859] who was a clerk [1881]
  5. Robert [b 1861] who was a telegraphist [1881]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 11 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 22 Milton Place, Halifax [1861]
  • 6 Cavendish Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 17 Beech Hill Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Thomas died 19th April 1883 (aged 69),

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 615].

Agnes died 15th October 1902 (aged 83).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 614] with Adam Henderson and appears on her husband's headstone

Henderson, Thomas JosephRef 485-604
[1882-19??] Or Joseph Thomas.

Son of Joseph Henderson.

Born in Eastney, Hampshire.

He was a mechanic [1901] / a millwright [1911].

Around 1908, he married Annie Eliza [1881-19??]

Annie Eliza was born in Halifax

They lived at 51 Egton Street, Hull [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were Thomas Joseph's parents

Henderson, WilliamRef 485-669
[1860-1911] Born 14th April 1860.

In [Q3] 1908, he married Kate Rothery in Halifax.

Kate was the daughter of
Joseph Rothery

William died 25th November 1911, and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1439] with Kate's family


Henderson surnameRef 485-1
A patronymic surname meaning son of Hendry, a Scottish form of Henry

There are 14 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Henderson, as discussed in this SideTrack.

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