Hainsworth ...

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Hainsworth, Mrs AnnRef 441-2680
[1819-1???] Born in Southowram.

She married John Hainsworth.

Her husband does not appear on censuses after 1861.

She was a common brewer employing 3 men [1871] and a brewer at Bank Brewery, Sowerby Bridge [1874]

Hainsworth, BenjaminRef 441-4

Born in Bingley / Wilsden.

He was a tin & zinc worker [1871] / a master ventilating engineer employing 1 boy [1881] / a ventilator maker [1891].

In [Q4] 1866, he married Jane Sutcliffe [1847-1878] in Halifax.

Jane was born in Halifax


  1. Clara [1868-1875]
  2. Henry Sutcliffe (Hainsworth) / Harry [1869-1871]  
  3. Edith [1871-1872]

Jane died 15th March 1878 (aged 31).

He married Elizabeth [1825-1913].

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Willie Fleming (Hainsworth) [1881-1883]

They lived at

  • 37 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 70 King Cross Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Benjamin died 29th December 1899 (aged 54).

Elizabeth died 24th January 1913 (aged 88).

He, his wives & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1872]

Hainsworth, E.Ref 441-4068
[18??-18??] Partner in brewers Hainsworth & Fielding [1855]

Hainsworth, EdwinRef 441-1243
[1822-1885] Born in Thornton.

He was an overlooker (worsted) [1881] / landlord of the New Inn, Halifax [1881-1885].

On 12th December 1886, he married Sarah Wilkinson [1820-1887] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah was born in Guisburn


  1. Mary E. [b 1858] who was a weaver [1911]
  2. Edwin [b 1860] who was a butcher's assistant [1881]
  3. Sarah [1862-1919] who married Mark Riley

The children were born in Southowram.

Edwin died 29th December 1885.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £117.

Administration was granted to his widow Sarah

Hainsworth, FrederickRef 441-632
[1853-1???] Son of George Hainsworth, pattern dyer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer of Skircoat [1878] / a dyer's warehouseman [1881, 1891] / a piece sorter (dyeworks) [1901] / a cotton dyer's labourer [1911].

In 1878, he married Emily Tomkins [1856-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emily was born in Halifax, the daughter of Fredrick Tomkins, mason


  1. Julia [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Sarah Jane [b 1881] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Ethel [b 1882] who was a worsted rover [1901]
  4. Eveline [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. George [b 1887] who was a box filler (carpet printing)   [1901]
  6. James [b 1889] who was a cotton cop twister [1901]
  7. Edward [b 1891]
  8. Annie [b 1893] who was a pattern worker worsted mill  [1911]
  9. William
  10. Harry /
  11. Henry [b 1897] who was a bobbin ???? cotton works [1911]

They lived at

  • 33 Old Lee Bank, Ovenden [1881]
  • 18 Fife Street, Shroggs Road, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911, 1917]

Emily died Q4 1900 (aged 45)  Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Arthur Hainsworth [b  1901]

Hainsworth, GeorgeRef 441-23

On 25th March 1835, he married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was the widow of
William Lister, landlord of the of the Lord Nelson, Halifax

George took over as landlord of the Lord Nelson [1837]

Hainsworth, GeorgeRef 441-3
[1820-1885] Born 15th March 1820.

He married Sarah [1817-1898].

George died 16th May 1885 (aged 65).

Sarah died 22nd December 1898 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1500] with Samuel Gledhill

Hainsworth, H.Ref 441-1041
[1866-1907] JP.

Of The Dene, Luddenden. He was Chairman of Midgley District Council. Director of Jonathan Bracken & Sons Limited

Hainsworth, HaroldRef 441-1458
[1920-1940] Son of Loui & Harry Hainsworth of Lee Mount, Halifax.

He was educated at Siddal School & Halifax Modern / a player with Brighouse Rangers / employed by Bowers contractors.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Annie Andrews in Halifax.

They lived at 110 Lee Mount Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted on his wedding day [November 1939] and served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 11th June 1940 (aged 20).

He was buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France [Grave Ref 67 T 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hainsworth, J.Ref 441-1406
[18??-18??] Plumber at Halifax.

In March 1861, he was declared bankrupt

Hainsworth, J.Ref 441-3898
[18??-18??] A brewer at Causeway Foot. He and his son James were partners in J. & J. Hainsworth

Hainsworth, JamesRef 441-1
[1816-1???] On the early morning of 2nd October 1838, he and James Price were charged with breaking into, and stealing from, the house of Samuel Hall at Marsh, Southowram.

Both men were found guilty and sentenced to be transported for 10 years.

Hainsworth, JamesRef 441-4330
[1845-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a farmer of 27 acres.

He married Sally [1848-1???], born in Denholme.


  1. Clara [b 1868] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. John Thomas [b 1870] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Joseph [b 1872]
  4. Arthur [b 1874]
  5. Alice Elizabeth [b 1876]
  6. Willy [b 1879]
  7. Sam [b 1880]

They lived at Hanging Royd Farm, Northowram [1881]

Hainsworth, JohnRef 441-591
[1786-18??] He was a dyer [1851] / a stuff dyer [1861].

He married Ann [1787-18??].

Child: Thomas

They lived at Lower Witchfield, Shelf [1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851] were grandchildren John Hainsworth [b 1837], William Hainsworth [b 1840], Mary Barraclough [b 1833] & Elizabeth Barraclough [b 1838].

Living with them [in 1861] were nephew Willie Hainsworth [b  1841] (coal miner), and Henry Jackson [b 1833] (stuff dyer's labourer) & his wife Elizabeth [b 1839]

Hainsworth, JohnRef 441-6
[1809-1872] Born in Halifax.

He was a journeyman joiner [1841, 1851].

Around 1836, he married Sarah [1813-1869].

Sarah was born in warley


  1. George [b 1836] who was an apprentice tobacconist 1851

They lived at

  • Chapel Town, Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Lister's Building, Chapel Town, Halifax [1851]

Sarah died 23rd October 1869 (aged 56).

John died 22nd January 1872 (aged 62).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1406] with Harry Hainsworth [1862-1885]

Hainsworth, JohnRef 441-3369
[1817-1???] Born in Thornton.

He was a coal merchant [1861].

He married Ann.


  1. Mary Jane [b 1843]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1846]
  3. Sarah Maria [b 1851]
  4. Scho[le]field [b 1854] who was a traveller [1881]
  5. Emily [b 1856]
  6. Harriet [b 1863]

They lived at

John does not appear on censuses after 1861, and Ann has taken over the business in 1871

Hainsworth, JosephRef 441-252
[1807-19??] A farmer at Ovenden.

In December 1850, he was imprisoned for 4 months for the manslaughter of 7-year-old Joseph Walmsley on 30th September 1850. Joseph had gone into one of Hainsworth's fields to recover a knur which had been thrown from the adjoining lane

Hainsworth, SchofieldRef 441-2750
[1854-1894] Born in Wilsden.

He was licensee of the Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1894].

In 1885, he married Lydia Heavysege Marsh

Hainsworth, ThomasRef 441-583
[1816-18??] Son of John Hainsworth.

He was a miner.

He married Mary [1816-18??].


  1. John [b 1837] who was a coal miner [1851]
  2. William

They lived at Carr House, Shelf [1841]

Hainsworth, TimothyRef 441-555
[1???-1???] Partner in Hainsworth, Holden, Swaine & Pollard Bank

Hainsworth, TimothyRef 441-9870
[17??-1???] Merchant and shalloon maker in Halifax.

In 1762, he was party to the lease and release of property known as Nook Houses in Cheapside

He occupied Room 75 on the Colonnade of the Piece Hall [1787]

Hainsworth, VernonRef 441-207
[1893-1919] Son of Agnes & Herbert Collins Hainsworth of Shelf.

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

He died 1st March 1919 (aged 26).

He was buried at Belgrade Cemetery, Belgium, Namur [Grave Ref II B 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Hainsworth, WilliamRef 441-5

He married (1) Mary Hallowell.

Mary was the daughter of
Joseph Hallowell


  1. Edwin [1846-1855]

Mary died in Halifax [30th August 1853] (aged 26) 

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3622] next to her parents' grave.

In [Q2] 1855, he (possibly) married (2) Mary Ann Hill in Leeds.


  1. William Edwin [1856-1866]

Details are not yet known of the deaths / burial places of William & Mary Ann

Hainsworth, WilliamRef 441-669
[1840-1870] Son of Thomas Hainsworth.

He was a coal miner [1851] / a stone miner in Shelf [1866].

On 24th December 1866, he married Jemima Townsend [1841-1918].

Jemima came from Shelf.

Her father was not named on the marriage records


On 30th May 1870, William was killed in an accident at Bentley & Shepherd's stone mine, Hipperholme.

After his death, the widowed Jemima lived at Witchfield, Shelf.

She died in Dewsbury in 1918 (aged 77) 

Hainsworth, WilliamRef 441-1303
[1895-1917] Son of Frederick Hainsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Northgate End Chapel, Halifax / a creeler (Brussels carpet works) [1911] / employed by John Holdsworth & Company Limited.

Around 1913, he emigrated to Canada.

He worked at the Toronto Steel Plate Works.

During World War I, he enlisted in Toronto shortly after the outbreak of War and served as a Private with the Royal Canadian Regiment.

He trained at Folkestone, Kent.

He accidentally drowned in France [27th July 1917] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [11th August 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V A 10]


Hainsworth surnameRef 441-2
There are 25 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hainsworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hainsworth

Marriage 1917; Death 1907


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