Hitchin ...

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Hitchin, MrRef 499-1212
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby.

He married Unknown.


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1888]
  2. Theodore
  3. Joseph Egbert [1892-1943]
  4. Ethel [b 1895]
  5. Irving [b 1897]
  6. Emma Ellen [b 1902]
  7. John [b 1906]

The children were born in Sowerby.

They lived at

  • 13 Willow Street, Sowerby [1891]
  • 17 East Parade, Sowerby [1901, 1911]

Hitchin, AlbertRef 499-458
[1859-1946] Son of Phineas Hitchin.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen spinner [1878].

On 28th February 1878, he married Mary Ann Nicholl [1858-1946] in Sowerby.

Mary Ann was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Nicholl


  1. Edith [1878-1927] who married David Chambers
  2. John [1881-1883]
  3. Lavinia [1886-1965] who married George Whiteley
  4. Mary Ann Elizabeth [1891-1973] who married [1930]  William Henry Wilkinson
  5. Albert

The children were born in Sowerby.

The couple died in Sowerby: Mary [3rd January 1946]; Albert [11th January 1946]

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Hitchin, AlbertRef 499-504
[1900-1946] Son of Albert Hitchin.

Born in Sowerby.

In July 1922, he married Ivy Eastwood in Halifax.

Albert died in Sowerby [7th March 1946].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,777 15/5d to Ivy

Hitchin, Charles HenryRef 499-2
[1871-19??] MNAMH.

Born in Halifax.

He was a medical herbalist and skin specialist at 300 Queens Road, Halifax  [1900] / a motor cycle dealer [1911].

Around 1896, he married Harriet [1872-19??].

Harriet was born in Halifax

Children: child who died young [before 1911];

They lived at

  • 1 Akroyd Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 163 Euston Road, Morecambe, Lancashire [1911]

Hitchin, DavidRef 499-453
[1851-1877] Son of Phineas Hitchin.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a mill hand

Hitchin, JamesRef 499-490
[1876-1???] Son of John Hitchin.

He was a house painter [1909].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Harriett Beardall [1883-1???] in Nottingham.

Harriett was born in Tibshelf, Derbyshire


  1. Mabel [b 1909]
  2. Julia [b 1912]

The children were born in Nottingham

Hitchin, JohnRef 499-2874
[1???-1???] A labourer at Todmorden.

He and Sarah Ann Eastwood were living together. On 27th February 1898, he threw Sarah Ann in the canal at Todmorden, then jumped in and held her down by the throat. A passer-by rescued the woman. Hitchin was charged with attempted murder

Hitchin, JohnRef 499-443
[1848-1896] Son of Phineas Hitchin.

He was a stone mason [1869].

In [Q3] 1869, he married Mary Hanson [1848-1924] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Sowerby


  1. Sarah Ellen [b 1870]
  2. Willie [1872-1937] who never married and left  £5,313 16/3d to his siblings Sam & Annie
  3. James
  4. Annie [b 1880] who married Willie Dyson
  5. Sam
  6. Lily [b 1886] who married John Hartley

The children were born in Sowerby

Hitchin, John ThomasRef 499-444
[1868-1926] Born in Warley.

He was a pattern maker [1893].

On 16th Feb 1893, he married Sophia Alice Hollas in Halifax.

Sophia Alice was the daughter of
William Hollas

Children: Cyril [1900-1982]

Hitchin, JosephRef 499-3462
[1???-18??] Hat maker and dealer at 12 Corn Market, Halifax [1822, 1829]

Hitchin, PhineasRef 499-440
[1822-1882] Born in Sowerby

He was a wool comber [1845].

On 25th December 1845, he married Eliza Lumb in Halifax.

Eliza was the daughter of
David Lumb


  1. Hannah [1846-1888] who married Thomas Sutcliffe
  2. John
  3. Mary [1849-1900] who married Ashworth Harwood
  4. David
  5. James [b 1853]
  6. Claudine [1856-1878]
  7. Albert
  8. Eliza [1861-1957] who married Charles Waddington
  9. Phineas

The children were born in Sowerby

Hitchin, PhineasRef 499-459
[1865-1951] Son of Phineas Hitchin.

Born in Sowerby [27th September 1865].

He was a general labourer [1895].

In [Q4] 1894, he married Hannah Naylor in Halifax.

Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Naylor


  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy

Hannah & Phineas died in Sowerby.

They both were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Hitchin, SamRef 499-499
[1884-1951] Son of John Hitchin.

He was a mason & builder [1914].

On 7th Apr 1914, he married Grace Southwell [1887-1946] at St George's, Sowerby.

Grace was born in Sowerby, the daughter of Sarah Ann (née Akroyd) & William Henry Southwell, waggoner

Child: Elsie [1919-1992] who married [1947] James K. Thomas

Hitchin, SamuelRef 499-1409
[1???-1871] Halifax manufacturer.

He died [26th January 1871] from injuries received when a passenger train collided with wagons which had been derailed at Bradford Exchange station a few days earlier

Hitchin, SamuelRef 499-341
[1810-1871] Born in Colne.

He was a worsted manufacturer.

On 14th September 1829, he married Ann Clay [1813-1873] of Halifax, in Halifax.

Children: Elizabeth [1847-1???] who married David Woodhead

The couple died in Halifax [31st January 1871]

Hitchin, TheodoreRef 499-1209
[1891-1918] Son of Mr Hitchin.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a labourer [1915].

On 28th April 1914, he married Maria Burns in Halifax

Children: John [b 1914]

They lived at 22 Tyson Street, Warley Road [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [1915] for general service but was not called up until 20th November 1916, and joined the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, but was transferred to the 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment where and he served as a Private.

He was killed in action [21st July 1918].


Hitchin surnameRef 499-1
A variant of the surname Hitchen

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