Holland ...

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

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

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Holland, MajorRef 214-2
[1888-1953] Born in Halifax.

He was a rugby league player for Huddersfield & Bramley [between 1909 &  1923] / a member of Huddersfield's team [1914-15] who won all 4 rugby league  trophies / landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1926-1932] / landlord of the Crescent Hotel in Huddersfield [1953].

He died in August 1953

Holland, AlbertRef 214-665
[1878-19??] Born in Triangle.

He was an engine tenter [1899].

On 4th March 1899, he married Alice Ambler in Halifax.

Alice was the daughter of
Abraham Ambler


  1. child
  2. child

Holland, AlexanderRef 214-9
[1813-18??] Born in Stewartstown, Tyrone, Ireland.

He was a tailor [1841] / a master tailor employing 20 men [1851] / a tailor & draper employing 7 men & 6 females [1861].

Around 1835, he married Sarah [1811-1860].

Sarah was born in Ireland


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1835]
  2. Alice [b 1838] who was a dress maker [1861]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1840]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1842]
  5. Harriet [b 1848]

The children were born in Oldham.

They lived at

  • Market Place, Oldham cum Prestwich [1841]
  • North Parade, Halifax [1851]
  • 13 Northgate, Halifax [1861]

Sarah died 17th April 1860 (aged 49).

Sarah was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 264]

Holland, AlfredRef 214-14
[1862-1???] He was a wire drawer [1887].

He married Mary Elizabeth.


  1. Major [b 29th October 1887; bapt Sowerby 6th May 1888]

The family lived at Halifax [1887]

Holland, DavidRef 214-612
[1838-1913] Son of William Holland.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton spinner [1896].

In 1896 (aged 58) Sarah Ann Hall in Oldham

Sarah Ann was born in Oldham

They had no children.

He died in Brighouse

Holland, EdgarRef 214-4

He married Emma.

They lived at 53A, Bradshaw Lane, Bradshaw.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 47th Div. Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 19th December 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at St Pol British Cemetery, St Pol-sur-Ternoise, France [Grave Ref I E 6].

He is remembered on Bradshaw War Memorial

Holland, EdithRef 214-1106
[1878-19??] In 1900, she was sentenced to 3 months' hard labour for stealing postal orders from Brighouse Post Office where she was a postal and telegraph clerk

Holland, EdwardRef 214-320
[1828-1907] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a labourer.

On 4th March 1860, he married Hannah Boocock in Halifax.


  1. James
  2. William

The children were born in Northowram.

Edward died 13th June 1907.

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Holland, Emily MaryRef 214-1425
[18??-1876] Of Todmorden.

On 28th March 1876, she was murdered by William Fish, a barber of Blackburn

Holland, ErnestRef 214-5
[1891-1915] Son of Mary & Luke Holland of Halifax.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Matilda Byrnes in Rochdale.

They lived at 50 Albert Street, Rochdale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 20th November 1915 (aged 24).

He was buried at X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentières, France [Grave Ref A 12]

Holland, FaithRef 214-1165
[1???-1???] Daughter of Joseph Holland. She was a teacher at the Kiln, Slead Syke

Holland, FredRef 214-6
[1897-1916] He worked for Balme & Pritchard Limited.

He lived at 80 Holdsworth Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action by shellfire on the dugout at Hedauville, Somme [2nd September 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Holland, FriendRef 214-144
[1867-1936] Born in Brighouse.

He was innkeeper at the Old Woodman Inn, Halifax [1st May 1907, 1911] / landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Halifax [1914, 1917] / landlord of the Horse & Jockey, Brighouse [1922].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Mary Jane Swallow [1869-19??] in Halifax.

Mary Jane came from Rastrick


  1. child who died young [before 1911]

Holland, HamletRef 214-8
[1878-1917] He was employed by G. Hodgson, cab proprietor.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Emmie Milner in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Upper Cross Street, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action [7th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 51 7 53], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holland, HarryRef 214-7
[1892-1918] Son of Sarah Elizabeth & Dyson Holland of 27A, Ashfield Place, Shutts Lane, Greetland.

Born in Horbury.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 11th April 1918 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club

Holland, JamesRef 214-3730
[1???-1651] A mercer in Halifax.

He married Grace [1???-1670].

The couple were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Holland, JamesRef 214-2977
[1???-18??] He was recorded at Fold End Farm, Hipperholme [1847] and Broad Oak Farm, Hove Edge [1853]

Holland, JamesRef 214-13
[1837-1905] Born in Luddenden [1st March 1837].

He was smith tool maker [1871] / engineer's tool smith [1881] / a machine smith [1891] / a foreman machine smith [1901].

He married Mary [1835-1892].

Mary was born in Halifax [30th June 1835]


  1. John William [b 1860] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]
  2. James Henry [1863-1866] who was buried with his parents
  3. Sarah Hannah [b 1869]

Mary died 14th December 1892 (aged 57).

In [Q2] 1892, he married Alice Duckworth [1846-1919] in Halifax.

Alice was born in Rawcliffe, Lancashire

They lived at

  • 12 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 50 Crossley Terrace, Halifax (the widowed Alice was  living with her unmarried sister Margaret Duckworth aged 56)   [1911]

James died 25th November 1905 (aged 68).

Alice died 14th March 1919 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2199]

Holland, JamesRef 214-613
[1843-1905] Son of William Holland.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton spinner [1867].

On 11th August 1867, he married Betsy Wilson [1846-1909] in Brighouse.

Betsy was born in Heptonstall


  1. William [1868-1908]
  2. Sam [1872-1936]
  3. Hannah [1875-1941]
  4. John Ellis [1878-1944]
  5. Sophia Isabella [1882-1961]
  6. Emily [1884-1948]

The first 3 children were born in Brighouse, the later children were born in Dalton.

The couple died in Huddersfield

Holland, JamesRef 214-322
[1854-1???] Son of Edward Holland.

On 16th June 1877, he married Lydia Mary Dawson [1853-1896] in Halifax.

Lydia Mary was born in Northowram


  1. William Henry [b 1879]
  2. Albert [b 1883]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1888]

The children were born in Northowram

Holland, JoeRef 214-15
[1880-1932] Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer (own account) [1911].

In [Q1] 1904, he married Harriet Hannah Wadsworth in Halifax.

Harriet Hannah was the daughter of
Ezra Wadsworth


  1. Harry [b 1907]
  2. Frank [13th December 1911-16th August 1916] who was  buried with his father

They lived at Moor Farm, Norland [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was Hannah's widowed mother.

Joe died 31st July 1932 (aged 52)  & was buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland with Hannah's parents

Holland, JohnRef 214-1167
[1???-1???] Of Well Close, Slead House, and Bradford.

Son of John Holland.

He married Elizabeth Micklethwaite from Wakefield.

They had no children

Holland, JohnRef 214-600
[17??-18??] Merchant and snuff manufacturer at Slead Hall, Brighouse [1808]

Holland, JohnRef 214-207
[1775-1845] Son of William Holland.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [21st September 1775].

He was a well-known Brighouse nonconformist and a member of Bridge End Chapel. When the congregation at Bridge End chapel declined during the ministry of Rev William Northend, he was one of a group who moved to hold their meetings at the Kiln, Slead Syke.

With his brother-in-law Samuel Hodgson, he was instrumental in setting up Bramley Lane Congregational Church and Holland headed the subscription list with a donation of £100 to buy the former Mount Zion Chapel.

He lived at Broad Oak, Hove Edge for a time.

He left the family home at Slead Hall to live at Slead House [1809, 1835, 1841].

He was a pioneer in the worsted trade which he produced at Slead Syke Mill which he built.

In 1811, he introduced moreens into Yorkshire from Norfolk.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

He was in business as John Holland & Son [1828].

On 20th June 1831, he laid the foundation stone for The Idle Academy, a college for the education of young men of the Independent denomination of Dissenters, at Undercliffe, near Bradford. He was a treasurer of the institution.

He has been called

the Crossley or the Salt of his day

The Leeds Mercury [30th June 1838] reported on activities around Yorkshire to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation and in Brighouse

a public dinner being held the Bull Inn the Black Swan Inn and a dinner was given by John Holland Esq. at Slead House to his work people; tea to their wives and families and a treat in the afternoon to the mill children

On 29th March 1804, he married Elizabeth Hodgson.


  1. Elizabeth who married J. Stancliffe
  2. Sarah who married Mr Lennox from Liverpool
  3. William of New House and Halifax
  4. Samuel of Slead House who was unmarried
  5. Edward who died young
  6. Hannah who married W. Chadwick, author of Life  of De Foe
  7. John
  8. Joseph of Wyke Hall and Slead Syke
  9. Mary who married Dr Hodgson from Halifax

Elizabeth died in Halifax [11th August 1829].

John died at Slead House. [26th September 1845]

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

See James Mozley

Holland, JohnRef 214-426
[1805-1880] Artist who painted many scenes of the Upper Calder Valley

Holland, JohnRef 214-10

He married Sarah [1815-1875].


  1. Sarah [1846-1903]
  2. Hannah [1852-1916]

John died 15th December 1874 (aged 59).

Sarah died 13th June 1875 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1356]

Holland, JohnRef 214-12

He married Elizabeth Parkinson [1845-1900].

Elizabeth was the daughter of
Joseph Parkinson

John died 21st August 1871 (aged 27).

Elizabeth died 14th October 1900 (aged 55).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1795] with Elizabeth's parents

Holland, JosephRef 214-1164
[1747-1829] Son of William Holland.

He married Mary [1751-1831].


  1. Faith

He died at Smith House, Lightcliffe

Holland, JosephRef 214-1
[1815-1887] Of Slead House, Brighouse.

Son of William Holland. He did not marry.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Holland, JosephRef 214-663
[1855-1926] Born in Sowerby.

He was a mechanic [1901].

On 18th May 1901, he married Jane in Halifax.

Jane was the daughter of
Samuel Magson and widow of Abraham Ambler

The couple both died in Halifax in 1926

Holland, RebeccaRef 214-1166
[1???-1???] Daughter of William Holland.

She married Samuel Swaine from Leeds.


  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. Thomas
  4. William
  5. 2 daughters

The family lived at Till Carr, Lightcliffe

Holland, SamuelRef 214-83
[18??-1847] Son of William Holland.

He did not marry

Holland, W.Ref 214-2531
[18??-19??] Coal merchant at Stainland.

In November 1885, he was declared bankrupt

Holland, WilliamRef 214-1162
[1680-1730] Of Broad Oak, Hove Edge.

Born in Lightcliffe.

On 6th October 1701, he married Grace Goodall [16??-1731] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. William

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [17th February 1730]

Holland, WilliamRef 214-990
[17??-18??] Son of William Holland.

Stuff manufacturer of Broad Oak, Hove Edge.

He married Unknown.


  1. William
  2. Samuel
  3. John
  4. Joseph
  5. a daughter
  6. a daughter
  7. a daughter
  8. a daughter

His sons all died without issue, his daughters all married and had issue.

He lived at Slead Hall. From 1838, he lived at New House, Lightcliffe for over 40 years

Holland, WilliamRef 214-1163
[1710-1788] Son of William Holland.

On 14th July 1735, he married Hannah Brooke [1706-1780] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. William
  2. Edward [1742-1760]
  3. John [bapt 1744]
  4. Joseph
  5. Rachel
  6. Rebecca

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Holland, WilliamRef 214-1168
[1735-1803] Son of William Holland.

Baptised at at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [25th December 1739].

He was a stuff manufacturer with a room in the Halifax Piece Hall.

On 5th July 1773, he married Elizabeth Rhodes at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth, of Skircoat, was the daughter of Joseph Rhodes


  1. Sarah who married John Wheatley
  2. John

The family lived at Broad Oak, Hipperholme.

They lived at Slead House, Brighouse [1785]

In 1787, he gave one guinea towards the bells at Halifax Parish Church.

The couple were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard: William [29th January 1803]

Holland, WilliamRef 214-611
[1804-1879] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1836].

On 17th April 1836, he married Isabella Hollas [1809-1866] at Elland Parish Church.

Isabella had an illegitimate son: William Booth Hollas


  1. David
  2. Ellis [1840-1842]
  3. James
  4. Elizabeth [1847-1884] who married John Wood
  5. Mary [1851-1861]

The children were born in Heptonstall

Holland, WilliamRef 214-595
[1806-1885] Of New House, Lightcliffe.

Son of William Holland.

See Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Holland, WilliamRef 214-11
[1841-1899] Of Chester Road, Halifax.

Born 22nd December 1841.

He married Mary Ann [1841-1921].

Mary was born 6th September 1841


  1. John Roberts [1869-1898]

William died 23rd October 1899 (aged 58).

Mary Ann died 7th March 1921 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1357]

Holland, WilliamRef 214-338
[1858-1909] Son of Edward Holland.

On 17th August 1904, he married Mary Ann Coles in Lightcliffe

Mary Ann was born in Hipperholme, and was 22 years younger than William


The Holland familyRef 214-2101
Various members of the family lived in and around Hove Edge and Brighouse from the 1700s.

Question: Can anyone clarify my confusion with the various Williams and Johns shown here?



Holland surnameRef 214-3
There are 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holland, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Holland

Marriages 1829, 1895, 1905, 1921; Death 1899


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