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Hargreaves, MrRef 212-44

He married Elizabeth [1785-18??].

Elizabeth was born in Lightcliffe


  1. Elizabeth [b 1829] who was a laundress [1851]
  2. Joseph

They lived at 4 Orange Court, Halifax [1851].

Elizabeth was widowed by 1851

Hargreaves, AbrahamRef 212-43
[1851-1???] Son of Henry Hargreaves, weaver.

Born in Bacup, Lancashire.

He was a spinner of Higher Change, Bacup [1874] / a cotton spinner [1881, 1891] / a prisoner at HM Prison, Love Lane, Wakefield [1891].

On 12th October 1874, he married Elizabeth Newbold [1854-1???] at Heptonstall Church.

Elizabeth, a winder of Langfield, was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, the daughter of Thomas Newbold, weaver.

She was a confectioner [1891]



  1. Rupert [1881-1883]
  2. Edward [b Bacup 1st August 1883] who was a  well-known Todmorden cricketer, a cotton weaver [1901], a weaver  [1911], a Private in hospital recovering from the effects of  gas poisoning [1917]
  3. Henry
  4. John [b 14th April 1887] who was a cotton spinner  [1901]

The children () were baptised at Christ Church, Todmorden.

They lived at

  • 6 Pitt Street, Stansfield [1881]
  • 3 King Street, Todmorden [1891]
  • Fielden Square, Todmorden [1893]
  • 1 King Street, Todmorden (Abraham was not with them)   [1901]
  • 41 Longfield Road, Todmorden (Elizabeth & Edward)   [1911]

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [9th June 1893] gives a full report of a court case in which

Abraham Hargreaves, who formerly lived in Hanging Ditch and worked as a cotton spinner at Derdale Mill, is now serving his fourth term of imprisonment for deserting his wife, Elizabeth, and three children, Edward, Henry and John, who reside at Fielden Square, Todmorden

Hargreaves, AlbertRef 212-8
[1874-1951] Son of Peter Hargreaves.

He was (possibly) landlord of the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden [1928,  1930] / landlord of the Stannary Inn, Halifax [1930, 1940].

He married Lettice Annie Waddington.

Lettice was the daughter of Richard Waddington

Child: Fred

Hargreaves, AlbertRef 212-435
[1887-1915] Son of William Hargreaves.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a cotton piecer [1891, 1901] / employed by Mitchell Brothers / a cotton twiner [1911] / a constable in the West Riding Police force at Castleford [1911-1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914] and served as a Lance Corporal / Guardsman with the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He went to the Front in August 1915.

He died from wounds received in France [12th October 1915] (aged 27).

His death was reported on 1st November 1915.

The Halifax Courier [6th November 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref L 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Hargreaves, AlbertRef 212-10
[1896-1917] Son of Emma & Stephen Hargreaves of Guisburn, Keighley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [19th April 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XIX C 15]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Alfred ReginaldRef 212-966
[1903-1955] Aka Reg.

He and Lou Orton ran several laundries and dry-cleaning businesses in the area – including the Snow White Laundry, Todmorden and Harton Cleaners, Hipperholme.

In [Q3] 1931, he married Ethel Pickles in Halifax.


  1. Robert
  2. Roger
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Richard

Hargreaves, AndrewRef 212-863
[1852-1???] A quarryman in Halifax.

At the Yorkshire Summer Assizes in August 1880, he was charged with the manslaughter of William Smith on 27th June 1880.

On the evening of 26th June 1880, Smith and Bridget Edwards left home and went to the Talbot Inn, Halifax. Smith went down into the vaults.

Hargreaves was drinking in the Inn with Mr Barber and Mr Pearson, and Smith asked Hargreaves to let him in.

Hargreaves refused and Smith struck him. Hargreaves struck him back on the mouth, and Smith fell to the floor with blood coming from his mouth.

Smith was insensible and Edwards took him home in a cab, and, on the doctor's advice to the Infirmary. He died the following morning.

At the post mortem, Dr Hammond found bruises on the left and right temples, with a clot of blood and an abscess on the skull, and he told the Jury that the clot of blood was the result of violence and could have caused the concussion of the brain, but the abscess would have accelerated Smith's death.

The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty and Hargreaves was acquitted

Hargreaves, Charles RogerRef 212-963
[1935-1988] Aka Roger Hargreaves.

Son of Reg Hargreaves.

Born in Cleckheaton [9th May 1935].

He and his siblings – including Robert – were brought up at Hazelhurst, Sowerby Bridge.

He went to Goole Primary School [1940] and Sowerby Bridge Grammar School [1947]. After leaving school, he served in the RAF. He went into advertising and worked for Greenly's in Bradford before going to London working as a copy writer.

In 1960, he married Margaret Christine Heard.

Margaret Christine came from Dorset


  1. Adam [b 1964]
  2. Giles [b 1966]
  3. Amelia & Sophia [b 1970]

In the 1970s, he created the Mister Men series. Mr Tickle was the first character which was created when he asked his son, Adam

What does a tickle look like?

The publication of Mr Tickle, Mr Bump, Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Nosey and Mr Sneeze launched the series in August 1971. In 1981, he created the Little Miss characters.

He died on 11th September 1988. At that time, 85,000,000 books had been sold in 15 languages in 22 countries.

In 2004, the Hargreaves family sold their interest in the Mister Men and Little Miss characters for £28 million

Hargreaves, CrabtreeRef 212-21
[1853-1930] Son of James Hargreaves.

Born at Wood End, Wadsworth.

He was a bobbin turner [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a fustian warehouseman [1881, 1901] / a Chapel caretaker [1911].

He lived at

  • Leeds Road, Wadsworth [with his sister Sarah (born 1847)   1901]
  • 3 Machpelah Yard, Hebden Bridge [1911, 1930]

Crabtree died at Stansfield View, Eastwood, Todmorden [5th February 1930] (aged 77).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,566 5/-.

Probate was granted to James Hargreaves (dentist) and Arnold Hargreaves (iron founder) 

Hargreaves, David BarkerRef 212-18
[1872-1956] Born in Halifax.

He was an engine driver (worsted mill) [1901] / a stationary engineman (dyeworks) [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Hannah Maria Longbottom [1865-1934] in Halifax.


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Smith [1893-28th October 1938] who was a baker's labourer  (biscuit works) [1911] & was buried with his parents

They lived at

  • Lower Walterclough, Southowram [1901]
  • 31 Bruce Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911]

Hannah Maria died 17th June 1934 (aged 69).

David died 24th December 1956 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-C14]

Hargreaves, DeanRef 212-4
[1892-1918] Son of William Hargreaves.

He was a member of Salem Church / a moulder at iron foundry [1911] / employed by Campbell's.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915] and served as a Gunner with L Battery 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died of wounds of pneumonia in No.12 Hospital, Rouen [31st October 1918] (aged 26).

The Halifax Courier [16th November 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref III G 4].

He is remembered at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Salem United Methodist Chapel

Hargreaves, DerrickRef 212-11
[1922-1945] He was a player with Ovenden Park RUFC / employed By Halifax Insurance Committee.

He lived at 42 Moorfield Street, Savile Park.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1941], and served as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force.

He trained as a pilot in South Africa.

He was killed when his transport plane crashed between Rome & Brindisi [23rd January 1945] (aged 23).

The plane was carrying 2 MPs: Captain Richard Bernays & Mr T. D. Campbell.

Hargreaves, DorothyRef 212-800
[16??-1???] Daughter of John Hargreaves. She assisted her father in his legal work.

She married Henry Hoppey

Hargreaves, EbenezerRef 212-776
[1845-1933] Son of James Hargreaves.

He was a Luddenden millwright / an iron moulder [1861, 1871] / a master iron founder employing 6 men [1881] / an iron founder [1891, 1901, 1917] / a general iron founder [1911].

He worked with W. Warburton. The 2 men left to go into business on their own. He established E. Hargreaves & Company

In 1873, he married Jane Helliwell [18??-1917].


  1. Hannah Eliza [b 1874] who was a dressmaker [1891] &  married Arthur Platts
  2. Annetta/Annie M. [b 1876] who was a pupil teacher [1891]
  3. James
  4. Mary A. [b 1882]
  5. Arnold [b 1887]

They lived at

  • 13 Aspinall Street, Siddal [1881, 1891]
  • Merton Cottage, 2 Rosebery Avenue, Siddal [1901, 1911, 1917,  1933]

Jane died 23rd May 1917.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £377 14/5d.

Administration was granted to Ebenezer.

Ebenezer died 24th February 1933 (aged 88).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,543 5/1d.

Probate was granted to son James and & David Smith Greenwood (retired wool) merchant

Hargreaves, EdgarRef 212-17
[1879-19??] Son of Whitham Hargreaves.

He was an insurance agent of 56 Granby Street, Wakefield [1914].

On 3rd September 1914, he married Alice Ellison [1872-19??].

Alice, of 8 Gathorne Terrace, Sandal, was the daughter of Peter Ellison, grocer

Hargreaves, EdwinRef 212-65
[1814-1869] Of Brighouse.

He married Patience [1813-1888].

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

Hargreaves, ErnestRef 212-12

He married Unknown.

They lived at The Nook, Crow Point, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with 5th Battery (West Riding) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 20th June 1915.

He was buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII D 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, FredRef 212-6
[1909-1974] Son of Albert Hargreaves.

He was an insurance broker.

In [Q3] 1936, he married Winifred Wade in Halifax.

Winifred was the daughter of Charles Wade


  1. April [1938-2010]
  2. Paul
  3. Angela [b 1944] who married [Calder Q3 1969] Richard  R. Barwick

They lived at Upper Rookes, Norwood Green

Hargreaves, GeoffreyRef 212-5
[1925-1945] Son of Martha Annice & Tom Hargreaves of Rastrick.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 150th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 2nd January 1945 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery [D 39 27]

Hargreaves, HansonRef 212-2

In [Q4] 1875, he married Ann Swift in Halifax

Hargreaves, HaroldRef 212-733
[1894-1917] Son of William Hargreaves.

Born in Walsden.

He was a member and teacher at Inchfield Bottom United Methodist Church / a cornet player with Walsden Temperance Band / a cotton weaver [1911] / a tackler employed by Dugdale's [1914].

On 2nd October 1915, he married Hilda Walker in Todmorden.

The Todmorden & District News [8th October 1915] reported the wedding

Mr Harold Hargreaves married Miss Hilda Walker, both of Walsden, at Inchfield Bottom U.M.C., on the 2nd of October

They lived at 3 Birks Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted [24th June 1915] and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Welsh Regiment.

He was killed in action in Belgium [4th August 1917].

The Todmorden & District News [24th August 1917] reported his death with a photograph

Private Harold Hargreaves was killed in action on the 4th of August, aged 23.

He enlisted in June 1915, joining the band of the Welsh Regiment. After the band was broken up, he was sent to France [December 1916] as a member of the Lewis gun section of the regiment


The article also reported the death of Thomas Barker who lived nearby in Walsden.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 37], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hargreaves, HenryRef 212-3135
[15??-16??] Of Cliffe Hill, Hipperholme.

He married Grace.

His will was recorded on 24th November 1657 and Grace was executor

Hargreaves, HenryRef 212-35
[1793-18??] Son of Henry & Susan Hargreaves.

Baptised 28th July 1793.

He was a weaver of Heptonstall [1831] / a labourer [1841] / a hawker of pots [1851].

On 25th December 1831, he married Hannah Hardman.

Hannah came from Heptonstall


  1. Susan [b 18th May 1833]
  2. William
  3. George [b 1839; bur 3rd November 1841]
  4. Hannah [b 1843]

The family lived at

  • Back Lane, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Heptonstall [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were Henry's mother Susan Hargreaves [b 1766] (washerwoman), and two children James Greenwood [b 1834] & John Greenwood [b 1835].

Living with them [in 1851] were lodgers John Greenwood [b  1837] & William Greenwood [b 1845]

Hargreaves, HenryRef 212-238
[1884-1917] Son of Abraham Hargreaves.

Born in Todmorden [15th December 1884].

He was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911] / employed by Prestwich & Company, Salford, Todmorden.

On 17th August 1907, he married Frances Alice Fitter [1886-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Henry Hargreaves, aged 22, weaver of 15 Longfield Road, married Frances Alice Fitter, aged 21, of 1 Queen Street, daughter of John Fitter, labourer


  1. Elizabeth Alice [b 26th January 1908] who was a cotton  roving tenter [1939]
  2. Nellie [b 2nd January 1909] who married Arnold Stansfield
  3. Phyllis [b 1911]
  4. Frances Mary [b 1913]
  5. Elsie [b 1915]
The family lived at 50 Longfield Road, Todmorden [1911, 1917].

Living with them [in 1911] was Frances's widowed father John Fitter [b Sheffield 1845] (labourer).

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [8th September 1917] (aged 31).

The Todmorden & District News [14th September 1917] reported

Private Henry Hargreaves, Lancashire Fusiliers, unofficially reported to have died, aged 32.

His brother, Private Edward Hargreaves, the well-known Todmorden cricketer, is in hospital recovering from the effects of gas poisoning


The Todmorden & District News [7th December 1917]

Private Henry Hargreaves of 50 Longfield Road now officially confirmed to have died in hospital in France on the 8th of September, from gas shell wounds

The following week's Edition [14th December 1917] published his photograph

He was buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II A 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q3] 1920, Frances Alice married Fred Greenwood

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [20th May 1932] reported

Elsie Hargreaves, aged 17, and Frances Mary Hargreaves, aged 19, both of 5 Crossley Street, Todmorden, have been chosen to go forward to the semi-final stage for the position of Cotton Queen of Great Britain for the Rochdale District

Hargreaves, Herbert GoodliffeRef 212-23
[1911-1957] Born in Rugby

In [Q3] 1935, he married Winifred Blanche Greenwood in Doncaster.

Winifred was the daughter of
Harry Percival Greenwood

Herbert died in Hemsworth [Q4 1957] (aged 46) 

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-802
[16??-17??] A Halifax clothier.

In 1716, he married Mary, daughter of Jeremy Brigg

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-3

He married Hannah [1788-18??].

Hannah was (possibly) the daughter of James Ormerod.

She was a farmer of 16 acres [1851]



  1. Abraham [b 15th November 1809] who was a woolcomber [1851]
  2. Mary [b 13th August 1812]
  3. James [b 28th August 1814]
  4. Hannah [b 5th July 1817]
  5. John [b 30th March 1820]
  6. Ormerod
  7. Susan [b 1827]
  8. Grace [b 16th July 1830]
  9. William [b 1833] who was a woolcomber [1851]
  10. Whitham

The family lived at

  • Pad Laithe, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Hoyle Bank, Midgley [1851]

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-27

He married Unknown.


  1. (possibly) Elizabeth [1822-13th May 1851]

James died 15th October 1855 (aged 56).

James & Elizabeth were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 202] with Thomas Varley

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-28
[18??-18??] Of Ovenden Wood.

He married Grace [18??-18??].


  1. Hanson who died 25th March 1825 (aged 9 months) 
  2. James who died 25th November 1830 (aged 9 months) 
  3. John [1811-4th February 1837]

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-2946
[18??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Wood Bottom Mill, Walsden.

In June 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-19
[1820-1883] Son of John Hargreaves.

Born at Hob Cote [4th September 1820]. He was a shoe maker [1841] / a cordwainer (shoe maker) [1851] / a cordwainer [1861] / a shoe maker & mender [1871] / a boot & shoe maker [1881, 1883].

He married Mary [1815-1???].

Mary was born at Wood End


  1. Ebenezer
  2. Elizabeth [b 1846]
  3. Sarah [b Nut Clough 1847]
  4. Crabtree

They lived at

  • Wood End, Wadsworth [1851, 1861, 1871]
  • 18 Wood End, Wadsworth [1881]
  • Leeds Road, Wadsworth [1891]

James died 3rd March 1883 (aged 62).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,224 15/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-33
[1840-1919] Born in Ovenden.

He was an iron moulder [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1866, he (possibly) married (1) Hannah Appleyard [1839-1883] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Halifax


  1. Hannah [b 1865] who was a worsted rover [1891]
  2. Elizabeth [1867-1869]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1869] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]
  4. Ada [1870-1871]
  5. Emily [b 1873]

Hannah died 13th December 1883 (aged 44).

In [Q2] 1885, he married (2) Elizabeth Hannah Slade [1836-1915] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Hebden Bridge

The family lived at

  • 18 Cobden Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 17 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 318 Queens Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Elizabeth died 19th May 1915 (aged 79).

James died 7th July 1919 (aged 79).

He, his wives & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2589] with James's sister Hannah Hargreaves [1845-1880]

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-26
[1852-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1891, 1901] / a dyehouse labourer at Dean Clough carpet works [1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Ann McGuiness [1860-19??].

Mary Ann was born in Leeds


  1. Elizabeth / Eliza [b 1888] who was a cotton  twister at Smeeton's [1911]
  2. Joe / Joseph
  3. Mary Alice [b 1892] who was a worsted spinner at Feather Brothers Limited [1911]
  4. Gertrude [b 1894] who was a worsted doffer at C.  Holdsworth [1911]
  5. Robert [b 1898] who was a worsted doffer at C.  Holdsworth [1911]

They lived at

  • 4 Ebenezer Court, Northowram [1891]
  • 17 Coal Street, Caddy Field, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Hargreaves, JamesRef 212-22
[1879-1949] Son of Ebenezer Hargreaves.

He was a dental student [1901] / a dentist [1911] / a dental surgeon [1933].

In [Q3] 1905, he married Laura Tryphena Smith in Halifax.

Laura Tryphena was the daughter of John Smith


  1. Mary Tryphena [b 1908]
  2. Kathleen [b 1910]

They lived at Exley House, Exley Bank, Halifax [1911].

James died in 1949 (aged 70) 

Hargreaves, Jim CravenRef 212-783
[1922-1944] Son of Alice Ann & Joseph Hargreaves of Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1941, he married Doreen Morris in Todmorden.

They lived at Portsmouth, Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 2nd July 1944 (aged 22).

He was buried at Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 3 A 15].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-514
[1628-1701] Son of Jonathan Hargreaves.

He was a clerk to Edward Hanson.

He practised as a scrivener in Rastrick [1650-1656] and in Halifax [1660-1701].

He was Coroner [1662-1701].

He married Unknown.


  1. John
  2. Elizabeth who married Mr Bairstow
  3. Grace who married Richard Newton
  4. Dorothy
  5. Ann [d 1663]
  6. Judith [d 1664]

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-803
[1653-1700] Son of John Hargreaves.

In 1679, he married Susan, daughter of John Murgatroyd.


  1. Susannah
  2. Alice who married Jonathan Maude

He was recorded as being

very fat

and died at the age of 46

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-20
[1795-18??] He was a shop keeper [1841].

He married Hannah.


  1. James
  2. Alice [b 1832]
  3. Hannah [b 1834]

They lived at New Bridge, Hebden Bridge [1841]

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-37
[1796-1856] Born in Northowram.

He was an agricultural labourer [1841] / a stone delver [1851].

He married Sarah [1797-1863].

Sarah was born in Northowram or Barnoldswick


  1. Stephen
  2. Ann [b 1826]
  3. John [b 1833] who was an engine tenter [1851]
  4. Martha [1835-1871] who was a worsted power loom weaver  [1851]
  5. Sarah Ann [1838-1863] who was a woollen weaver [1851], a  cotton weaver [1851]
  6. Jane [b 1845]

The family lived at

  • Birks Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 9 Hobb Houses, Halifax [1851, 1861]

John died 10th July 1856 (aged 60).

Sarah died 2nd May 1863 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3078]

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-25
[1798-1843] He was a delver [1841].

He married Betty [1799-1871].

Betty / (Elizabeth) was born in Ovenden


  1. Harriet [23rd August 1824-23rd February 1900] who was a  cotton weaver [1841], a worsted warper (factory) [1851], a factory  power weaver (worsted) [1861], never married & was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1205]
  2. James [b 1826] who was a delver [1841]
  3. Mary who died 21st October 1827 (aged 1 year & 3 months)   who was buried with her parents
  4. Mary Ann [b 1828] who was a worsted drawer [1841], a  worsted warper (factory) [1851], a factory power weaver (worsted)   [1861]
  5. Betsy [b 1830] who was a worsted drawer [1841], a  maker-up [1851]
  6. Sarah Jane [23rd December 1831-5th April 1902] who was a  twister [1851], a stuff weaver power [1861] & was buried with her  parents
  7. Deborah [14th February 1834-15th January 1914] who was a  twister [1851] & was buried with her parents
  8. Susannah [b 1836] who was a twister [1851], a stuff  weaver power [1861]
  9. John Joseph [b 1838] who was a spinner [1851]
  10. Priestley [1840-4th April 1859] who was a spinner [1851],  & was buried Square Chapel
  11. Ann [b 1844] who was a stuff weaver power [1861]

They lived at Wheatley Edge, Ovenden [1841, 1861].

John died 8th February 1843 (aged 45).

Betty died 1st March 1871 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1265]

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-598
[1809-1888] Of Brighouse

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-29
[1815-1898] Born in Sowerby [29th August 1815].

He was a carpet weaver [1871, 1891].

In [Q4] 1852, he married Susan Greenwood [1823-1908] in Halifax.

Susan was born in Warley [4th May 1823]


  1. John G. [b 1845] who was a carpet weaver [1871]
  2. Hannah [b 1854] who was a fancy weaver [1871]
  3. Sarah [24th October 1856-5th February 1897] who was a  mill hand [1871], a coating weaver [1891]
  4. James [b 1857] who was a mill hand [1871]
  5. Lucy [2nd January 1860-11th November 1863]
  6. George [b 1862] who was a mill hand [1871]
  7. Ellen [b 1865] who was a coating weaver [1891]
  8. Martha L. [b 1866] who was a dressmaker [1891]

They lived at

  • 20 South Darley Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] were son-in-law John Greenwood [b 1851] (carpet weaver), & grandson Herbert Hargreaves [b USA 1883]

John died 15th January 1898 (aged 83).

Susan died 16th March 1908 (aged 85).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4341]

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-32
[1829-1891] He was a wool dealer / a waste dealer.

In [Q4] 1863, he married Hannah Crabtree in Halifax.

Hannah was the daughter of
William Crabtree


  1. A stillborn child [1867]
  2. A stillborn child [1869]
  3. Zillah who died 1871 (aged 1) day
  4. John who died 1875 (aged 2 hours) 

John died 5th February 1891 (aged 62).

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1252] with his mother-in-law Ann Crabtree.

Details of Hannah's death / burial place are not yet known

Hargreaves, JohnRef 212-80
[1867-19??] Born in Halifax

On 7th April 1890, he married Annie Elizabeth Hollas in Halifax.

Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Hollas


  1. John [b Halifax 1894]
  2. Sydney [b Reddish 1899]
  3. Ernest Harold [b Reddish 1903]

Hargreaves, John A.Ref 212-965
[19??-] Born in Burnley. He now lives in Halifax. He is a popular local historian, writer and teacher. He is a member and officer of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

His published works include

  • Sowerby Bridge in Old Photographs [1994]
  • Halifax [1999]

Hargreaves, JonathanRef 212-793
[1???-16??] Of Skircoat.

He married Unknown.

Child: John

Hargreaves, JosephRef 212-39
[1830-1853] Son of Mr Hargreaves.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book binder.

He never married.

Joseph died 14th May 1853 (aged 23).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3169] with William Mann and John Haley

Hargreaves, JosephRef 212-13
[1889-1918] Son of James Hargreaves.

He was a driver for the goux department [1911] / employed by Halifax Corporation.

He lived at 10 Bath Parade, Waterside, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [October 1915], and then he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He went to France in 1916.

He died of pneumonia at the 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne [6th November 1918] (aged 29).

The Halifax Courier [23rd November 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref X C 6].

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

Hargreaves, LewisRef 212-654
[1879-1936] Born in Halifax.

He was a foreman dyer [1918].

On 7th December 1918, he married Ethel in Halifax.

Ethel, the daughter of
William Henry Magson, was the widow of Alfred Swan

Hargreaves, LloydRef 212-1566
[1???-1???] In 1868, he and Mr Thomas established business as pattern maker at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

In 1874, Hargreaves became sole proprietor.

In 1888, the business moved to Central Pattern Works, Halifax.

The business is recorded in 1905

Hargreaves, LukeRef 212-31
[1773-1848] Son of John Hargreaves.

Baptised in Halifax [10th July 1774].

On 19th April 1795, he married Hannah Brigg [1772-1853].


  1. Nancy [b 1796]
  2. Priscilla [bapt 14th September 1806]
  3. Thomas
  4. Martha [b 1821]
  5. John [b 1829]

The family lived at

  • Highroad Well, Halifax [1841]
  • Rhodes Street, Halifax

Luke died 10th September 1848 (aged 75).

Hannah died 20th August 1853 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2755]

Hargreaves, OrmerodRef 212-15
[1822-1868] Son of James Hargreaves.

Born at Broadstone, Heptonstall [24th December 1822].

He was a student at Baptist College, Humberstone Road, St Margarets,  Leicester [1851] / a Baptist Minister [1861].

On 15th December 1854, he married Maria Mason [1817-18??].

Maria was born in Leicester

They lived at Rake Head, Burnley [1861].

Ormerod died in Burnley in 1868 (aged 45) 

Hargreaves, PaulRef 212-7
[1940-] Son of Fred Hargreaves.

He married Christine.

Christine was the daughter of James Horrocks Taylor


  1. Louise
  2. Nicholas

In 1980, Christine married Roger Atkin [1935-]

Hargreaves, PeterRef 212-9
[1???-1881] He was a greengrocer in Shipley.

He married 0??-1???.

Child: Albert

Hargreaves, RichardRef 212-3287
[1842-1896] He worked for Ormerod Taylor & Son Limited at Walsden.

He was Master at the Todmorden Lodge of Harmony.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Hargreaves, RobertRef 212-1081
[1???-1???] Of Hipperholme.

He was a trustee of Birkhead's Charity

Hargreaves, Rev RobertRef 212-266
[16??-17??] BA.

Curate at Todmorden [1742]

See Norland Upper Hall

Hargreaves, RobertRef 212-3421
[1824-1902] Born in Draughton, Yorkshire.

He was living on own means [1901].

In 1856, he married Lucy Hannah Manby [1825-1904] in Skipton.

Lucy Hannah Manby was born in Skipton


  1. Florence [b 1861]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1864] who married Mr Wilson

They lived at Upper Norland Hall [1901, 1904].

Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Tom Hargreaves Wilson [b 1892]

Hargreaves, RobertRef 212-964
[1933-2010] Eldest son of Reg Hargreaves.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He and his siblings – including Roger – were brought up at Hazelhurst, Sowerby Bridge. He was educated at Eastbourne College.

He started work as a Junior Reporter for the Halifax Courier in 1950. He joined the RAF, and was a Pilot Officer based in Prince Edward Island. He went to work for the Manchester Telegraph before moving to London.

In 1962, he joined the editorial team of News at Ten, and worked as Head of Special Projects and Washington correspondent.

He returned to England due to illness.

He subsequently wrote Superpower, and American history & the First Freedom: a history of the freedom of speech. He retired and went to live near Rye

Hargreaves, StephenRef 212-38
[1824-1873] Son of John Hargreaves.

Born in Halifax.

He was an engine tenter [1851] / an engine tenter at woollen factory [1861] / an engine smith at factory [1871].

Around 1848, he married Jane [1828-1888].

Jane was born in Clifton, Yorkshire or Barnoldswick


  1. John [b 1848] who was a spinner at worsted factory [1861]
  2. Sarah Jane [b 1851] who was a spinner at worsted factory  [1861], a worsted reeler [1871]
  3. William Henry [b 1854] who was a stoker at woollen mill  [1871]
  4. Thomas [b 1856] who was an operative in woollen mill  [1871]
  5. Walter [b 1859] who was an operative in woollen mill  [1871]
  6. Fred [1863-1867] who was buried with his mother
  7. Albert [b 1865]

They lived at

  • 17 Freedom Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 1 Barleycorn Square, Halifax [1861]
  • 2 Raglan Court, Halifax [1871]

Stephen died in Halifax [Q3 1873] (aged 49).

In [Q3] 1874, Jane married (2) Richard Stansfield in Halifax.

Jane Stansfield died 22nd May 1888 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3078]

Hargreaves, SydneyRef 212-14
[1896-1915] He lived at 7 Prescott Street, Halifax.

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

He died in hospital of head wounds from a sniper [28th May 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II F 128].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, ThomasRef 212-30
[18??-1???] A farmer in Exley.

In 1886, Herbert Lyon – who was on visiting terms with Hargreaves – was charged with obtaining money from the Halifax branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank. Lyon had obtained a book belonging to Hargreaves, and presented it to the Bank on 2 occasions, and, by means of misrepresentation, succeeded in getting money. Hargreaves discovered the loss when he received an anonymous letter, said to be in Lyon's handwriting

Hargreaves, ThomasRef 212-2861
[1812-1881] Son of Luke Hargreaves.

Baptised in Halifax [5th April 1812].

He was a woolstapler at Halifax.

In 1855, he married Anna Maria Lancashire [1816-1887].

Anna Maria came from Holywell.

They lived at 7 Park Road, Halifax [1881]

Thomas died 4th July 1881 (aged 69).

Ann Maria died 18th July 1887 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2755] with Thomas's parents

Hargreaves, WhithamRef 212-16
[1835-1922] Son of James Hargreaves.

He was a woolcomber [1851] / a carpet weaver [1881, 1914].

He married Ellen [1838-1???].

Ellen was probably the daughter of Jonathan Wilkinson [1797-18??]


  1. James [b 1860] who was a cabinet maker [1922]
  2. Edgar

They lived at

  • 41 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [with Ellen's widowed father  Jonathan Wilkinson 1871]
  • 2 Allerton Place, Halifax [1881]
  • 17 Bright Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 11 Pritchard Street, Burnley [1922]

Whitham died in Burnley [13th April 1922].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £272 18/5d.

Administration was granted to son James

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-40
[18??-1???] He was a wire drawer [1845].

He married Sarah Ann.


  1. John [1843-1845]
  2. Susanna Maria [1845]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4462]

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-576
[18??-18??] In 1866, he began making shuttles at Gauxholme Mill, Walsden

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-36
[1835-1904] Son of Henry Hargreaves.

Born 14th July 1835.

He was an engine tenter [1851] / a self-acting minder of Heptonstall [1857, 1861, 1871] / a cotton mule spinner [1881] / a cotton spinner [1891].

On 8th November 1857, he married Susannah Fielding [1837-1???].

Susannah, a weaver of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Fielding, weaver


  1. William Henry [b 1858]
  2. James [b 1860]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1864] who married Sam Ingham
  4. Mary Ellen [b 8th November 1868]
  5. Hannah [b 1872]

They lived at

  • Garden Street, Wadsworth [1861, 1871]
  • 20 Pall Mall, Midgley [1881]
  • Burnley Road, Midgley [1891]
  • 35 Lower George Street, Todmorden (living with brother-in-law  Sam Ingham & family) [1901]

William died February 1904 (aged 68).

He was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [27th February 1904]

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-24
[1857-1???] Son of William Hargreaves, policeman.

Born in Churwell, Yorkshire.

He was a cotton twiner of Halifax [1876] / a cotton twiner [1881] / a cotton doubler [1891].

In 1876, he married Jane Dean [1856-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Jane, of Halifax, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of Sam Dean, watchman


  1. Harry [b 1879] who was a tapestry carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Florence [b 1881] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Emma J. [b 1885] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  4. Alice E. [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  worsted twister [1911]
  5. Dean
  6. Arnold [b 1894] who was a railway clerk [1911]
  7. Ellen / Helen / Nellie [b 1895] who was a  worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 11 Soho Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 27 Baker Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 33 Penn Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Saltburn Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 34 Bentley Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1918]

William disappears from the records between 1891 & 1901.

The 3 sons all served in World War I; Dean died of pneumonia

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-434
[1860-19??] Son of Abraham Hargreaves, farm labourer.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a cotton doubler of Rastrick [1882] / a cotton doubler [1891] / manager in cotton mill [1901, 1911].

In 1882, he married (1) Emma Haigh [1862-1897] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Emma was born in Rastrick, the daughter of Humphrey Haigh, commercial traveller.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]



  1. Sarah Jane [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  2. Albert
  3. Ida May [b 1893] who was a cotton winder [1911]

Emma died in 1897 (aged 35).

In 1898, he married (2) Ellen [1856-1908] in Halifax.

Ellen was the daughter of Unknown, and widow of Mr Hoyle.

She had a daughter Edith Hoyle [b 1881] who was a school teacher [1901]


Ellen died in 1908 (aged 52).

In 1909, he married (3) William [1866-19??] in Rochdale.

Mary Ann was born in Rochdale

They lived at

  • Brighouse Fields, Rastrick [1891]
  • 27 Penn Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 13 Egremont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-42
[1867-19??] Born in Walsden.

He was a cotton tape sizer [1901, 1911] / a cotton warp sizer for Shawforth Spinning & Manufacturing  Company, Peel Mill, Shawforth [1921].

On 31st October 1891, he married Elizabeth Ann Rigg [1867-19??] in Todmorden.

Elizabeth Ann was born in Walsden

The Todmorden & District News [6th November 1891] reported the wedding

Mr William Hargreaves of Sun Brow married Miss Elizabeth Ann Rigg of Woodbottom Terrace, Walsden, at Inchfield Bottom Chapel


  1. Harold
  2. Martha Alice [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Frank [b 1900] who was a book keeper for Tidson,  Thornley & Company, soft goods manufacturers, Robert Street Mill,  Rochdale [1921]

They lived at

  • 16 Crawford Street, Walsden [1901]
  • 3 Maitland Street, Walsden [1911]
  • 309 Market Street, Shawforth, Whitworth, Lancashire [1921]

Hargreaves, WilliamRef 212-34
[1875-1945] Born in Halifax [17th December 1875].

He was a wood pattern maker [1911, 1939].

In [Q3] 1908, he married Isabella Chapman in Halifax.

Isabella was born [23rd February 1880], the daughter of
Robert Chapman

They lived at

  • 19 Thornton Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 41 Newstead Terrace, Halifax [1939]

William died 16th June 1945 (aged 69).

Isabella died 22nd May 1946 (aged 66).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4161] with Isabella's parents

Hargreaves, William HenryRef 212-41
[1861-1943] He was a corn merchant in Halifax.

He married Unknown.


  1. (possibly) Mary Ann who married Walter Pulman

William died 26th March 1943 (aged 82).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1656]


Hargreaves surnameRef 212-1
Other forms of the surname include Hardgrave, Hardgraves, Hargrave, Hargraves and Hargreave.

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

George Redmonds writes that the name originated in the Burnley area

There are 72 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hargreaves, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hargreaves

Marriages 1577, 1859, 1887, 1899, 1901, 1913

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 1656, Plot 2485, Plot 4720


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