Hopkinson ...

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

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

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Hopkinson, MissRef 261-2940
[1???-1???] Of Brighouse.

In 1866, she gave the William Hopkinson of Brighouse Lifeboat in memory of her late brother, William

Hopkinson, DrRef 261-599
[1781-1830] Brighouse surgeon. He had a surgery at Daisy Croft, Brighouse.

See James Diggles

Hopkinson, AlfredRef 261-1200
[1858-1928] Son of John Hopkinson, cotton spinner.

Born in Soyland / Mill Bank.

He was a cotton spinner of Steps Lane, Warley [1882] / a cotton spinner [1891] / a cotton spinner & herbalist [1901] / a herbalist & tobacconist [1911].

On 21st January 1882, he married Clara Ann Law [1861-1945] at St John the Evangelist, Warley.

Clara Ann, of Bairstow Lane, Warley, was born in Burnley, the daughter of George Walter Law, mechanic.

She was a herbalist (own account) [1901]



  1. Percy Clement

The family lived at

  • 15 Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 86 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Hopkinson, ArthurRef 261-920
[1897-1918] Son of Charles Hopkinson.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Chapel, Norland / employed in an accountant's office.

During World War I, he enlisted in Whitehall, London [1st March 1916] (when he gave his address as Pickwood Scar, Norland), and served as a Private with the Army Cyclist Corps, then with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of wounds to the legs and head [12th April 1918].

His death was confirmed by a returning POW.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4], on Norland War Memorial, on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church

Hopkinson, CharlesRef 261-3110
[1???-1???] Of Grove House, Rishworth.

He married Grace, daughter of William Shepherd


  1. Shepherd

Hopkinson, CharlesRef 261-3108
[1753-1810] Of Rishworth Hall.

He was involved in the construction of Rishworth Roadside Baptist Chapel.

He married Mary [1752-1840].


  1. an infant
  2. William

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel. Theirs was the first tomb in the Graveyard

Hopkinson, CharlesRef 261-1125
[1857-1918] He married Hannah Baron [1860-1897].


  1. Arthur

Hannah & Charles were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Hopkinson, Mrs EllenRef 261-562
[15??-16??] Or Helen. Wife of John Hopkinson.

In 1610, she and her sister, Jane Crowther, founded the Crowther-Hopkinson charity

Hopkinson, Ernest GeorgeRef 261-827
[1892-1916] Son of George Hopkinson.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a sizer's assistant (cotton manufacture) [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 24).

He was buried at Fricourt New Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref F 1].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on his parents' grave at Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd

Hopkinson, F.Ref 261-521
[18??-19??] Optician.

Recorded in 1901, when he was at 44 Bethel Street, Brighouse

Hopkinson, FredRef 261-1155
[1894-1918] Son of Walter Hopkinson.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a member of Stones Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School, Ripponden / a cotton twiner & cutter [1916] / employed by S. Dugdale Son & Company.

He lived at 11 The Royd, Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted [2nd October 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [4th November 1918].

He was buried at Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France [Grave Ref 6]. and on Ripponden War Memorial

Hopkinson, GeorgeRef 261-3650
[1???-18??] He was coachman to Robert Wainhouse before
undertaking the management of the Royal Hotel & Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax

in October 1846

Hopkinson, GeorgeRef 261-180
[1850-1919] Born in Birstall.

He was a pointsman [1881] / a pointsman on railway [1891] / a railway signalman [1901] / a signalman [1911]

In 1880, he married Rosina Annie Matilda Willett [1859-1941] in Halifax.

Rosina was born in Gosport, Hampshire


  1. Charles H [b 1875] who was a weaver cotton [1881, 1891]
  2. Ada Annie [1880-1883]
  3. William A [b 1884] who was a painter's apprentice [1901]
  4. Ellen Alice [b 1888] who was a fustian machinist [1901], a sewing machinist [1911]
  5. Bertha Kate [1889-1954] who was a sewing machinist [1911] & married [Q1 1915] George E. Barker
  6. Ernest George
  7. Annie [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 7 Lanes End, Hipperholme [1881]
  • 37 Sandholme Villas, Commercial Road, Langfield, Todmorden [1891]
  • Park, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 22 Westfield Terrace, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • 18 Westfield Terrace, Mytholmroyd

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Louisa K Willett [b 1872] (weaver cotton) 

George died 24th November 1918 (aged 67).

Rosina died 17th February 1941 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd

Hopkinson, IsaacRef 261-3435
[1???-16??] He was Deputy Constable of Sowerby [1659-60]

Hopkinson, IsaacRef 261-1746
[15??-16??] He is recorded at

Question: Does anyone know the identify of the 1625 house in Sowerby?


Hopkinson, J.Ref 261-3291
[18??-1???] Proprietor of the Oxford Street Livery Stables, Todmorden [1896].

He lived at 8 Dale Street, Todmorden

Hopkinson, JamesRef 261-3434
[1???-16??] He was Deputy Constable of Sowerby [1659-60]

Hopkinson, JamesRef 261-462
[1821-1878] Born in Rishworth.

He was a wool spinner [1846].

On 1st June 1846, he married Mary Hollas at Elland Parish Church.

Mary was the daughter of
Oliver Hollas

The couple moved to Rochdale, where their children were born.


  1. Harriet Hollas [b 1847]
  2. Ann [b 1856]

Thomas & Betty both died in Rochdale

Hopkinson, JaneRef 261-2830
[15??-16??] Daughter of John Hopkinson.

She married Bryan Crowther.

In 1610, she and her sister, Ellen Hopkinson, founded the Crowther-Hopkinson charity.

She left income from lands at Long Preston to provide £8 per annum for teaching poor children at the charity's almshouse

Hopkinson, JohnRef 261-1374
[15??-1???] Of Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. Elizabeth [1547-1580] who married Robert Holdsworth

Hopkinson, JohnRef 261-2796
[15??-16??] Of Higgin Chamber, Boulderclough.

He married Helen [?].


  1. son
  2. Susan who married Nicholas Stansfeld
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

Heywood writes that

a daughter of Timothy Root of Sowerby married Hopkinson merely for his estate, though she had a terrible life with him, they were in straits while he lived, when he dyed she foolishly cast herself away in her second marriage, then dyed, left 6 children, the eldest son sold the land to Michael Godley, a second son went behind, run away, one daughter married a butcher in Halifax, goes a begging, and now an execution is come out against the eldest son for body and goods, and he lyes prisoner at Tompsons; all this in my observation

Hopkinson, JohnRef 261-42
[1827-1903] Of Brighouse.

In [Q3] 1851, he married Martha Atkinson [1827-1898].


  1. Mary [1853-1862]
  2. Bentley [1857-1848] who died aged 1 year & 4 months
  3. Louisa [1866] who died aged 3 days

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with John Hamby [1885-1886], son of Amelia and Owen Hopkinson

Hopkinson, JohnRef 261-3473
[1840-1899] He was landlord of the Commercial, Ripponden [1881, 1891, 1899].

In 1864, he married Charlotte Wood [1844-1932] in Halifax.


  1. Victoria [b 1865]
  2. Hannah [1866-1944]
  3. Rothwell [1869] who died aged 8 weeks
  4. Martha [1870-1939]
  5. Leonard [1874-1938] who was a retired barman [1932] and married Ellen

John died 29th July 1899 (aged 59).

After John's death, Charlotte took over at the Commercial and remained at the pub until her death.

She died 28th May 1932 (aged 87).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,177 1/7d.

Her executors were son Leonard and John Holroyd (rating officer) 

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

Hopkinson, John FrederickRef 261-1272
[1920-1940] Son of Ophelia & Rowland Hopkinson of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died 17th June 1940 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 27]

Hopkinson, John WilliamRef 261-4107
[1843-1898] Born in Ripponden.

He was an office boy at the Sowerby Bridge United District Flour Society [1860] / a bookkeeper at corn mill [1871] / a cashier at the Sowerby Bridge United District Flour Society [1881, 1891] / manager of the Sowerby Bridge United District Flour Society [1898].

In 1868, he married Elizabeth Tidswell [1843-1???] in Halifax.


  1. Arthur [b 1876] who was a clerk corn mill [1901]
  2. Amy [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • Beech, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Woodland Villa, Industrial Road, Warley [1881]
  • 86 Industrial Road, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]

On 2nd August 1898 he died suddenly from heart disease.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Hopkinson, LeslieRef 261-1476
[1921-1943] Son of Clara Ann & Joseph Henry Hopkinson of Halifax.

He was educated at Lee Mount Primary School & Halifax Modern School / a member of Lee Mount Scouts / employed by J. W. Standeven & Company Limited.

In [Q3] 1941, he married Joan Kenyon in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Fairview Terrace, Lee Mount, Halifax [1943].

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant / Navigator with the 12th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [7th July 1943] (aged 22).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [North Sec. F 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Hopkinson, MercyRef 261-1407
[18??-1865] A milliner.

James Chapman was accused of her manslaughter on the 23rd September 1865.

They had been living together for about 6 months as man and wife at Southowram.

At the trial, Hopkinson was said to be of intemperate habits, and on the 22nd of September 1865, she got very drunk in the Pack Horse Inn, Southowram.

Chapman took her home and, at 6:00 am next morning, he went to the police-office and stated that his wife had died in the course of the night of cramp.

Witnesses reported hearing sounds of people fighting and beating.

After a short deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of guilty. His Lordship stated that he quite concurred in the verdict. His only surprise was that the prisoner did not stand in the dock charged with murder. Chapman was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude

Hopkinson, Percy ClementRef 261-1196
[1883-1918] MM.

Son of Alfred Hopkinson.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [26th June 1883].

He was a butcher's apprentice [1901] / a herbalist living with the Ramsden family at 79 Hapton Road, Padiham, Burnley [1911] / a herbalist in a drug store [1916] / a member of the Clarion Cycling Club, Halifax & won several prizes.

He lived with his parents at 86 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [3rd July 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 321st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He went to France [12th May 1917].

He was awarded the Military Medal [21st March 1918] for gallantry.

He was killed in action, struck by a bomb dropped from an enemy plane [3rd September 1918].

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

He was buried at Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, France [Grave Ref II D 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £212 15/6d.

Probate was granted to his father

Hopkinson, RichardRef 261-430
[14??-148?] Of Bentley Royd, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. Margaret
  2. Alice
  3. Isabel who married John Dykson

Hopkinson, StottRef 261-532
[1854-1917] Son of Thomas Hopkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mason's labourer.

He never married.

From 1911 until his death in 1917, he was an inmate at the Union Workhouse in Gibbet Street, Hallifax

Hopkinson, ThomasRef 261-1399
[15??-15??] He married Christabel, daughter of Robert Wade.


  1. John
  2. Anthony
  3. Elizabeth who married Michael Dobson

Hopkinson, ThomasRef 261-465
[18??-18??] Born in Rishworth.

He was a stone mason [1843].

On 5th Oct 1843, he married Martha Hollas.

Martha was the daughter of
Oliver Hollas

The couple had eight children.


  1. Emma [1845-1925] who married William Raglan Whitworth
  2. Edna [1847-1923] who married John Summers
  3. Clara [1848-1919] who married James Henry Boocock
  4. Willoughby [1849-1919] who was a wool comber and never married
  5. John Oliver [1852-1949]
  6. Stott
  7. Charles [b 1857]
  8. Edwin [1860-1886] who was a joiner & carpenter and never married

Martha was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [30th January 1879]

Hopkinson, W.Ref 261-1122
[1895-1916] Son of John Hopkinson of 8 Studleigh Terrace, Hove Edge, Hipperholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 5th August 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref J 26]

Hopkinson, WalterRef 261-1158
[1853-1922] Born in Ripponden

He was a grocer.

On 4th October 1884, he married Susan Stott [1860-1940] in Halifax.

Susan was born in Ripponden


  1. Willie [1885-1901]
  2. Evelyn [1887-1953]
  3. Florence [b 1890]
  4. Hilda [b 1892]
  5. Fred
  6. Mary [1897-1901]

The children were born in Ripponden

The family lived at The Royd, Ripponden

Hopkinson, Walter Joseph H.Ref 261-2
[1855-19??] He was a bank manager [1901].

In [Q2] 1886, he married Mary Margaret Briggs in Prestwich.

Mary Margaret was the daughter of
James Briggs


  1. James [b 1887]

The family lived at Bury New Road, Whitefield, Lancashire [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] were widowed mother-in-law Mary Briggs [b 1831] widowed sister-in-law Emily Briggs and nephew James Parker Briggs [b 1889]

Hopkinson, WilliamRef 261-1038
[1782-1832] Stonemason.

Son of Charles Hopkinson.

He married Hannah [1784-1857].


  1. an infant
  2. Nancy [1825-1889] who married Eli Whiteley

He lived at Rishworth Hall.

He died 22nd February 1832.

After William's death, Hannah married Joseph Hanson.

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Hopkinson, WilliamRef 261-2941
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

In 1866, his sister gave the William Hopkinson of Brighouse Lifeboat in his memory

Hopkinson, Willie LeonardRef 261-1291
[1895-1917] Son of Violet & Walter Hopkinson of Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 72nd Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 8th June 1917 (aged 22).

He was buried at Hop Store Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I A 48].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial


The Hopkinson family of SowerbyRef 261-3400

Hopkinson surnameRef 261-1
A patronymic surname meaning son of Hopkin, a diminutive form of Robert.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hopkinson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hopkinson:

Marriages 1861, 1906, 1928; Death 1907

© Malcolm Bull 2019
Revised 14:06 /21st April 2019 / mmh696 / 36221

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