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Haigh, Mr
[1???-18??] Around 1870, he ran a private school in Halifax

Haigh, Mr
[17??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas

Haigh, Abraham
[1???-1???] Mason at Stainland. He worked on building several local pubs including The Duke of York, Stainland, The Rose & Crown, Stainland, The Red Lion, Stainland, and The Bull & Dog, Stainland

Haigh, Abraham
[1786-18??] He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 3 or 4 acres [1851]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel

The family lived at Old Close Farm, Southowram [1841, 1851]

Haigh, Abraham
[1823-1901] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a manufacturer & farmer of 13½ acres [1871] / a woollen manufacturer & cotton spinner [1891, 1901]

On 22nd July 1844, he married Ellen Hoyle [1826-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Scammonden
 

Children:

  1. James [1845-1923]
  2. Mary Ann [1847-1928]
  3. Ruth [b 1848]
  4. John [b 1851]
  5. Sarah [b 1854]
  6. Samuel [b 1860] who was a woollen manufacturer & cotton spinner [1901]
  7. Grace [1865-1892] who married Charles Herbert Waller
  8. Abraham who was assisting in office & mill [1891]

The family lived at

Abraham died 1st March 1901.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £37,037 19/-.

Probate was granted to son Samuel and William Carter (architect) 

Haigh, Abraham
[1827-18??] Son of farmer Isaac Haigh.

In 1862, he married Mary Ann Scott at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
George Scott
 

Children:

  1. Holdsworth

Abraham was dead by 1881.

In 1881, the widowed Mary Ann and son Holdsworth were living with her brother John Scott at the Bay Horse Inn, Boothtown

Haigh, Abraham
[1832-1884] Son of George Haigh.

Born in Southowram [28th November 1832]

He was landlord of the Travellers' Rest, Southowram [1871, 1881].

On 28th May 1855, he married Eunice Fawthrop [1834-1892] in Halifax.


Eunice was born in Southowram [27th June 1834], the daughter of Sarah & Enoch Fawthrop
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann who died 17th May 1856 (aged 11 months) 
  2. Charles who died 11th March 1857 (aged 4 months) 
  3. Sydney [b 1860]
  4. Walter
  5. Esther Ann [b 1865] who was a dressmaker [1891]
  6. Sarah [b 1867]
  7. George [b 1870] who was a journeyman watch maker [1891]
  8. Mary [b 1872] who was a school teacher [1891]

The family lived at

  • Bank Top, Southowram [1856]

Abraham died at the Travellers Rest [21st October 1884].

After his death, Eunice took over at the Travellers Rest and was licensee [1891].

She died 23rd June 1892.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-K9]

Haigh, Abraham
[1848-1889] Son of Samuel Haigh.

Baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [6th February 1848].

He was a woolsorter [1881].

He lived at Law Hill, Southowram [1881].

Living with him [in 1881] was his niece Martha A. Brook [b  1873] born in Dalton.

Abraham died 18th March 1889.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B27] with his parents

Haigh, Abraham
[1853-1???] Also Abram.

Born in Warley.

He was a joiner [1881, 1891] / a pattern maker for ironfounder [1901].

In 1877, he married Betty Bancroft.


Betty was born in Sowerby, the daughter of
Thomas Bancroft
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1879] who was a fustian tailoress [1891], a fustian machinist [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1880] who was a fustian tailor [1891], a fustian trimmer [1901]
  3. Tom [b 1886] who was a fustian trimmer [1901]
  4. Esther [b 1888] who was a fustian machinist [1901]
  5. Fred
  6. James [b 1892] who was a maker & seller of firelighters [1911]
  7. Joe [b 1894] who was a railway station booking clerk [1911]
  8. Ruth [b 1896] who was a sewing machinist [1911]

The family lived at

  • Milner Gate, Luddendenfoot, Sowerby [1881]
  • 16 Industrial Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • 15 Garden Terrace, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 15 Industrial Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • Dean Hey, Mytholmroyd [1917]

Abram died in Todmorden in 1906 (aged 54).

Living with the widowed Betty [in 1911] was widowed son Wright Bancroft

Haigh, Abraham
[1870-1917] Son of Abraham Haigh.

He was assisting in his father's office & mill [1891].

He married Annie Wood Dixon


Annie was the daughter of Sam Smith Dixon
 

Haigh, Albert Holroyd
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax.

Partner in Haigh, Wright & Company [1922]

Haigh, Allan
[18??-1908] Founded Allan Haigh & Company Limited

Haigh, Archibald
[1899-1918] Known as Archie.

Son of Archibald Campbell Haigh

Born in Bradford.

In 1902, the family moved from Bradford to 1 Stocks Lane, Sowerby.

He was a drummer / a member of the Sowerby Bridge Brass Band / employed by Robert Whitworth & Company.

During World War I, he attested to the West Riding Regiment as a 15-year-old in Halifax [10th August 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He received a glowing reference from his former Band Master George A. Haigh and was absorbed into the military very quickly.

Archie arrived in France [8th February 1918] and was posted to the 2nd Battalion 3rd Company [11th February 1918].

He had been in France for only 3 weeks when he was killed by a stray shell [31st March 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May 1918].

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV C 27].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Haigh, Archibald Campbell
[1874-1942] Born in Glasgow.

He was a dyer.

On 1st March 1897, he married Jane Alice Brown [1872-1945] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Jane Alice was born in Middlesbrough
 

Children:

  1. Archibald
  2. Elsie [b 1902]
  3. Harold [b 1904]
  4. Nellie [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Bradford [1901]
  • 1 Stocks Lane, Sowerby [1902-1918]

Archibald & Jane were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Haigh, Arnold
[1873-1938] Son of John Haigh, a caterer.

He was a fruiterer [1901] / a fish salesman [1911].

On 3rd June 1901, he married Clara Ellen Riley in Halifax.


Clara Ellen was the daughter of
Jubal Riley
 

Children:

  1. Gerald Riley (Haigh) [b 1902]

Clara Ellen died 29th August 1924.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,408 1/2d.

Arnold died 26th December 1938.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,866 18/2d.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 96A/NG]

Haigh, Arthur
[1854-1919] Son of Samuel Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1881] / church warden of St Anne's Church, Southowram [1881].

On 12th July 1880, he married Lucy Ann Manks in Halifax.


Lucy was born in Southowram, the daughter of Charles Manks
 

Children:

  1. Letty [1880-7th February 1889] who died 1889 (aged 8 years & 6 months), & was buried with her Manks great-grandparents
  2. Ellen [b 1883]
  3. Annie [b 1885]
  4. Gertrude [1887-21st February 1923] who was buried with her parents
  5. Fanny [1889-30th April 1891] who was buried with her Manks great-grandparents
  6. Hubert who died 27th March 1894 (aged 11 months) and was buried with his Manks great-grandparents
  7. Florence [b 1895]
  8. Elsie who died 27th August 1898 (aged 9 months) who was buried with her Manks great-grandparents

Arthur died at 10 Coleridge Street [12th February 1919] (aged 65).

Lucy died in Halifax [21st May 1939] (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B32].

Some of the children were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-Q29] with their great-grandparents Martha & Jonathan Manks

Haigh, Arthur
[1888-1918] MM.

Son of William Haigh.

He was a worsted doffer carpet works [1901] / a painter & decorator.

He married Edith.

They lived at 28 Back Clough, Northowram.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was hospitalised after drinking poisoned water in France.

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 30).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th October 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram.

He was awarded the Military Medal & Bar.

His brothers Ernest Willie & Mortinton also died in the War

Haigh, Benjamin
[1811-1???] Born in Longwood, Huddersfield [10th July 1810].

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 25 males & 10 females [1851] and a woollen manufacturer [1871].

Around 1840, he married Ellen Kitchen.


Ellen was born in Greetland, the daughter of
Benjamin Kitchen
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1832] who was a dressmaker [1851]
  2. Benjamin Hartley [1834-22nd September 1910] who was a woollen manufacturer apprentice [1851]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  4. Nancy [1840-10th February 1923]
  5. Allan [b 1842] who was an insurance commission agent [1871], married Martha Ann and had a daughter Hannah Gertrude who died 15th February 1878 (aged 10 months) 
  6. Mary [1844-24th May 1847]
  7. Hugh [1847-8th February 1922] who was a mechanic (turner) [1871]
  8. George [1848-7th March 1849] who died (aged 8 months) 

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
  • 41 Bank Top, Elland-cum-Greetland [1847, 1851]
  • Lower Well Head, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was mother-in-law Betty Kitchen.

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Benjamin Haigh [b  1864].

Ellen died 24th December 1877.

Benjamin died 14th May 1878.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: S2] with granddaughter Hannah Gertrude Haigh

Haigh, Charles
[1795-18??] Son of William Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised in Southowram [29th November 1795].

He was a woolstapler of Law Hill, Southowram / a worsted spinner.

On 12th November 1821, he married Martha Holt at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was the daughter of John Holt
 

Children:

  1. John [1823-1826]
  2. Henry
  3. Elizabeth Ann
  4. David
  5. William
  6. Ann [b 1836]

Martha died 26th July 1855 (aged 57).

Charles died 18th September 1867 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J8]

Haigh, Charles
[1795-1849]

He married Hannah [1804-1871].

They lived at Clay Royd, Southowram [1849].

Charles died 17th August 1849 (aged 54).

Hannah died 27th December 1871 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-K21]

Haigh, Charles
[1853-1907] Choirmaster at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel.

He died after falling from a crane door at the works of J. & J. Baldwin on 10th June 1907

Haigh, Charles Henry
[1859-1???] Son of Charles Haigh, weaver.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cloth miller of West Vale, Greetland [1886] / a wool operative [1891] / a woollen warehouseman [1901] / a warehouseman [1911].

In 1886, he married Betty Farrar [1858-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty, of West Vale, was born in Rishworth, the daughter of John Farrar, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Farrar [b 1887] who was a taker-off (worsted) [1901], a warehouseman [1911]
  2. Edith Hannah [b 1888] who was a doffer (worsted) [1901] & married Tom Cromack
  3. Ethel [b 1890] who was a weaver [1911]
  4. Minnie [b 1892] who was a twister [1911]
  5. John
  6. Lizzie [b 1898] who was a dressmaker's assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • Forest Hill, Stainland with Old Lindley [1891]
  • 97 Fleece Yard, Westgate, Elland [1901]
  • 95 Westgate, Elland [1911]

Betty died in 1907 (aged 49).

Living with the widowed Charles Henry and family [in 1911] was daughter Edith Hannah and her 2 children

Haigh, Charley
[1898-1918] Son of Ada & Fred Haigh of 303 Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

Born in Huddersfield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 3rd October 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at Ramicourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 10]

Haigh, Clement
[1896-1917] Son of David Haigh.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1917 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6 & 8], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Harold also died in the War

Haigh, Clifford
[1916-1946] Son of Annie Elizabeth & Leonard Haigh of Elland.

He was a member of Sowood Wesleyan Methodist Church / educated at Huddersfield Technical College textile department / employed by J. W. Standeven & Company Limited at Ladyship Mills, Ovenden.

In 1940, he married Nora Stott.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

They lived Croft House, Stannary, Stainland.

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

He was seconded to the Aden Protectorate Levies.

He died of wounds in Aden [9th May 1946].

He was buried at Maala Cemetery, Yemen [Grave Ref I 59].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Haigh, Cyril Bertram
[1898-1918] Son of Walter Haigh.

Born in Halifax.

He worked at Halifax GPO.

He lived at 32 Kliffen Place, Halifax.

He was engaged to Blanche Sykes of Emscote Place, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1916], and served as an Air Mechanic 1st Class with the 10th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died of wounds before reaching the dressing station [13th October 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II D 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

Haigh, Rev Daniel
[1812-1875] MA.

He was Perpetual Curate at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1845] / vicar of Burkden, Huntingdonshire [1850-1875].

He married Emily Jane Norris.


Emily Jane was the daughter of Charles Norris
 

Daniel died 2nd April 1875 (aged 63).

Jane died 22nd February 1898.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Haigh, David
[1781-1810] He was landlord of the Shakespeare, Halifax [1810].

He married Mary Bedford.

Children:

  1. William
  2. (possibly) Elizabeth who married William Whitaker

He died

betwixt the hours of one and two o'clock on Sunday 9th September 1810 ... having got out of bed, supposed either in his sleep or dreaming, he unfortunately threw up the chamber window, and falling into a yard adjoining the Tavern, he was so dreadfully bruised as to cause his immediate death

Haigh, David
[1781-1831] Stone merchant of Southowram.

He married Hannah [1808-1863].

Children:

  1. Mary [1829-5th March 1839] who was buried with her parents

David died 7th December 1831 (aged 50).

Hannah married (2) Joshua Hobson

Joshua died 26th December 1853 (aged 42).

Hannah died 16th March 1863 (aged 55).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J20] with Hannah & Joshua Hobson

Haigh, David
[1785-18??] Born in Longwood [30th October 1785].

He was a hand loom weaver (woollen) [1851].

He married Martha [1786-18??].


Martha was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 1833] who married Joseph Stott

The family lived at 76 Lane Side [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were daughter Harriet, her husband Joseph Stott and grandson Luke

Haigh, David
[18??-18??] He married Hannah Hemingway.

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1831] who married Benjamin Ingle

Haigh, David
[1828-1891] Of Southowram.

Son of Charles Haigh.

He died 26th January 1891 (aged 62).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J9] with his sister Elizabeth Ann and her first husband

Haigh, David
[1829-1887] Son of William Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

He was a grocer [1852].

On 19th May 1852, he married Emma Aspinall [1830-1900].


Emma was born in Halifax
 

They had no children.

He died in Gomersal [20th March 1887].

Emma died in Halifax [23rd December 1900].

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B9]

Haigh, David
[1853-1943] Born in Sowerby.

He was a labourer (out of work) [1901].

In 1884, he married Emma Ramsden [1861-1940] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harold
  2. Gertrude [1888-1964] who was a spinner in a woollen mill [1901]
  3. Hermon [1890-1954]
  4. Ethel [b 1894]
  5. Clement
  6. Elsie [1899-1987]

The family lived at 17 Walton Street, King Cross, Halifax [1901].

Sons Harold & Clement died in World War I

Haigh, Dennis
[1920-1943] Son of Nora Ann & Harry Haigh of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 13th July 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 8 E 38].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Haigh, Denton
[1895-1916] Son of Thomas Haigh.

Born in Denton [17th October 1895].

Baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head [5th January 1896].

He was a woollen piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [14th November 1916].

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France [Grave Ref XXXV B 15].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland, on Barkisland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland, on the Memorial at Wall Nook Primitive Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland

Haigh, Donald
[19??-] Local historian

Haigh, Donald Sagar
[1914-1940] Son of George Adair Haigh.

Born 10th May 1914.

During World War II, he served as a Captain with the 59th Division Ammunition Col. Royal Army Service Corps.

He lived at 1 Heath Villas, Halifax.

He died 29th September 1940.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2nd October 1940]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,033 1/7d.

Probate was granted to his brother Robert George Haigh

Haigh, E.
[18??-1???] Photographer in Halifax.

Recorded in February 1864 when he and his partner Mr Moira were mentioned in the Court Circular for their portraits of the Princess Alice, and several other members of the nobility

Haigh, Edmund
[1756-1829] Son of John Haigh.

Born in Todmorden.

In 1779, he married Fanny Greenwood [1749-1826].

Children:

  1. Reuben
  2. Hannah
  3. John
  4. Martha
  5. Edmund
He was left £50 by his brother James Haigh 79_7 in 1807.

The family lived at Roomfield Lane, Langfield [all their married lives].


Fanny had rheumatic problems and was confined to bed for last 6 years of her life. She claimed poor relief, Edmund collecting her allowance of 6 shillings each month from the Overseer at the Royal George in Todmorden. A subsequent Overseer, Robert Greenwood, visited Fanny and increased her allowance to 8 shillings a month. John Shackleton succeeded Greenwood as Overseer and reduced the allowance to 7 shillings. When Fanny died her coffin was made by James Scholfield who made all the township coffins, and the funeral was paid for by the township
 

After his wife's death, Edmund moved to Knowlwood, Walsden.

They were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Haigh, Edmund
[1789-1844] Born at Roomfield Lane, Langfield.

He left home [aged 14] to work on the canal boats and in the warehouses.

He worked variously as a weaver, fustian cutter and cotton carder during his first 2 marriages. In 1810, he married (1) Mary Fielden [1780-1816].

Children:

  1. Sally [d 1815]
  2. Hannah [bapt 1815]
  3. Mary [bapt 1815]

Daughter Sally died in 1815 and was buried the same day that her two sisters were baptised at St Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden.

Their mother Mary died soon afterwards. The surviving daughters Hannah and Mary were farmed out.

In 1818, he married (2) Peggy Eastwood [1790-1825].

Children:

  1. Joseph who died aged 6 weeks

Peggy was buried on Christmas Day 1825.

In 1830, he married (3) Amanda Cooper [1796-1874] at Manchester Cathedral.

Children:

  1. Reuben
  2. William
  3. George
  4. Thomas

Amanda was born in Dublin. He had met her in Manchester when he was working on the boats between Todmorden and Manchester.

They lived in Manchester for about 12 years, eventually settling in Bacup where Edmund died. His death certificate records that he died at King Street, Bacup [aged 55] and was a jobber in the cotton mill. He died of inflammation of the lungs and a George Cranith was present at the death yard.

Amanda was removed to Todmorden by the Bacup Overseer, and was sent to the Poorhouse at Gauxholme.

The Manchester Times & Gazette of Saturday, 7th August 1847 reported

Todmorden – Disorderly Conduct in the Workhouse

At the Sessions on Monday, a middle aged woman named Amanda Haigh was committed for a month for being drunk and disorderly in the workhouse

In 1851, she was living in Gauxholme with her sons George and Thomas. She stated that

she was a 55 year old widow from Ireland and that she earned a living as a hawker

In 1861, she was formerly a laundress and living in Pexwood with her son Thomas

In 1871, she was a pedlar and a hawker living alone at Pexwood.

Amanda died at Gauxholme Poorhouse [1874] (aged 78) 

Haigh, Edward
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

Children:

  1. Agnes [17??-1808] who married Dr Disney Alexander

Haigh, Edward
[18??-18??] Cotton spinner at Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

In December 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Haigh, Edward
[1822-1890] A farm labourer of Greetland.

During the cholera outbreak of 25th August 1890, he was taken ill after visiting West Vale on Saturday, 23rd August 1890. He died on the following Wednesday, and was diagnosed as having contracted cholera nostras.

Thomas Butterworth, a neighbour of Haigh, died on 25th September 1890

Haigh, Edward
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was manager retail boot stores [1901] / boot and shoe dealer (manager) [1911].

In 1898, he married Edith Gertrude Rothery [1874-19??] in Halifax.


Edith was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Donald R [b 1901]
  2. Arthur M [b 1903]
  3. Leslie S [b 1906]
  4. Herbert E [b 1908]
  5. Leonard P who was known as Little Scottie

The family lived at 21 Westbourne Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911].

The Halifax Courier [18th November 1916] described son Leonard's fund-raising activities


Master Leonard Haigh, five year old son of Edward Haigh of 21 Westbourne Terrace, Salterhebble, known as Little Scottie, raised money for the local relief fund then the Courier Comfort Fund
 

Haigh, Edwin
[1833-1903] Son of Hannah & John Haigh.

Born in Southowram [28th July 1833].

Baptised 13th October 1833.

He was a woolstapler [1857].

On 18th June 1857, he married Selina Fletcher [1834-1908] in Halifax.


Selina was born in Lightcliffe [9th June 1834]
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1858] who married Alfred John Fred Matthewman
  2. Charles [1861-1893] who was buried with his parents
  3. Edwin
  4. Jane who married Henry Edwin Hodgson
  5. Harry [b 1867]
  6. Annie [b 1869]
  7. Charlton [b 1870]

The family lived at 6 Carlton Place, Halifax [1881].

Edwin died at Rhodes Street [27th July 1903].

Selina died at 20 Mayfield Avenue [29th June 1908].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D1A] [G 49]

Haigh, Edwin
[1863-19??] Son of Edwin Haigh.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolstapler [1891, 1898] / a foreman woolstapler [1901] / a woolstapler [1911].

In 1889, he married Jane Ellen Taylor [1868-1907] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Snedshill, Wellington, Shropshire
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1890] who was a worsted spinning overlooker [1911]
  2. Wilfred [b 1891] who was a warehouse man [1911]
  3. Winnie [b 1894] who was a worsted drawer [1911]
  4. Hilda [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Harry
  6. Selina [b 1900]
  7. Gladys [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 8 Oak Place, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Walnut Street, Halifax [1898, 1901]
  • 6 Thornton Terrace, Wainhouse Road, King Cross [1911, 1916]

Haigh, Eli
[18??-1???] Police Inspector at Brighouse. Recorded in 1877, when he gave evidence into the murder of Elizabeth Kershaw

Haigh, Mrs Elizabeth

Haigh, Elizabeth
[1771-1852] A Wakefield heiress.

She married Hamlet Bent.

She died 2nd December 1852

Haigh, Elizabeth Ann
[1826-1902] Daughter of Charles Haigh.

Born 29th April 1826.

Baptised in Halifax [11th June 1826].

In 1850, she married (1) her cousin Thomas Ingle.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1853] who married Christopher Willis

Thomas died 5th June 1855 (aged 30).

On 5th February 1868, she married (2) John Willis in Cleckheaton.


Question: Does anyone know whether this was John Willis, the father of her son-in-law Christopher Willis?

 

Elizabeth Ann died 21st February 1902

Haigh, Dr Ernest
[1???-19??] Dentist.

He lived at 1 Aked's Road, Halifax around 1951

Haigh, Ernest
[1890-1918] Son of Fred Haigh.

He was a teacher at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a baker [1911] / employed by Mr Lewis Wade, Pellon.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [January 1917] and was wounded on [9th April 1917].

He died at the Military Hospital at Shepherd's Bush, London, after undergoing 11 operations [19th February 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd February 1918].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Haigh, Ernest
[1893-1918] Son of Hannah Maria & Henry Haigh of 22 Melville Place, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

He was a member of Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church / employed by Rouse & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a 2nd Corporal with the Royal Engineers Establishment Engineers Services.

He died 27th May 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I D 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church

Haigh, Ernest Moses
[1894-1966] Son of Herbert Haigh, labourer.

He was a clay moulder.

On 20th March 1916, he married Merena Barrett [1896-1892] (probably) at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Merena, of Hollins Street, Claremount, was the daughter of Joseph Edward Barrett, clay miner
 

Children:

  1. Harry

The family lived at Webb Terrace, Claremount

Haigh, Ernest Willie
[1885-1917] Son of William Haigh.

He was a member of St Edward's Mission Church, boothtown / a warehouse boy carpet works [1901] / an overlooker [1907] / employed by Holdsworth's.

In [Q1] 1907, he married Laura Foulds at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Laura, of 85 Fern Street, Boothtown, was the daughter of John Foulds
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1909]
  2. Jessie [1911-1912]
  3. John F. [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 85 Fern Street, Boothtown [with Laura's widowed father 1911]
  • Brier Street, BoothTown [1917]
  • 17 Ladyship Terrace, Old Lane, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He & his brother Mortinton left from France on 4th June 1916.

He died 12th May 1917 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Edward's Mission Church, Boothtown.

His brothers Arthur & Mortinton also died in the War

Haigh, Foster
[1860-1930] Son of William Haigh.

Born in Halifax.

He was a painter [1882].

On 17th July 1882, he married (1) Polly Wood [1863-1895] in Halifax.


Polly was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Alice Gertrude [b 1882]
  2. Ernest [1885-1914] who was buried with Polly
  3. Willie [b 1887]
  4. Paulina [1890-1905] who was buried with Polly
  5. Edith Annie [b 1892]
  6. Evelyn [b 1894]

Polly died in Halifax [10th November 1895].

Polly & 2 of her children were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [H 6].

On 31st July 1898, Foster married (2) Mary Emma Greenwood [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Luddendenfoot [21st December 1871]
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1898]
  2. Harry [b 1911]

Foster died at Bruce Street [23rd June 1930]

Haigh, Francis
[17??-18??] Of Bank Top, Southowram.

Son of James Haigh.

He was a worsted manufacturer

Haigh, Frank
[1889-1949] Chief Librarian of Halifax.

After his death, he was succeeded by Frank Cyril Pritchard

Haigh, Fred
[18??-1916] Born in Brighouse.

He lived at 10 Oates Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

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

He was killed on the Somme [5th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Southowram War Memorial

Haigh, Fred
[1856-1899] Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1881, 1891].

In 1877, he married Martha Bradley [1855-1???] in Ormskirk.


Martha was born in Bolton, Lancashire.

She was a laundress [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1878] who was a carpet weaver [1901], a worsted weaver [1911]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [b 1880] who was a carpet weaver [1901]
  3. Emily [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted weaver [1911]
  4. Ernest
  5. Matthew [b 1892] who was a worsted piece maker [1911]
  6. Annie [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 7 Ferguson Street, Little Bolton, Bolton, Lancashire [1881]
  • 27 Green Square, Ovenden [1891]
  • 33 Green Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 33 Green Square, Pellon [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed mother-in-law Jane Bradley [b 1813].

Fred died in Halifax in 1899 (aged 43).

Martha died in Halifax in 1912 (aged 58) 

Haigh, Fred
[1889-1917] Born in Golcar, Huddersfield.

He was employed by Mytholmroyd Industrial Co-operative Society.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action [27th July 1917] (aged 28).

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Haigh, Fred
[1890-1917] Son of Abraham Haigh.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge & Sunday School / a member of the YMCA / a member of the Shakespeare Society / a grocer's assistant [1911] / a grocer in Hebden Bridge [1914] / a grocer with Duckworth's of Hebden Bridge / a grocer with Mytholmroyd Co-operative Society.

In 1914, he married Ruth Greenwood [1890-19??] at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.


Ruth, of Mytholmroyd, was the daughter of James Greenwood, farmer
 

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 117th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was hit in the head by shrapnel at Ypres, and died before he could be treated [26th September 1917].

He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref 32 A 23].

He is remembered on the family grave at Boulderclough United Methodist Chapel on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [6th October 1917]

Haigh, Geoffrey
[1924-1943] Son of Lily & George Edward Haigh of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 101st Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [1st September 1943] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 151], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Haigh, Geoffrey James
[1924-1944] Son of Elsie & Harold Haigh of Queensbury.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy H.M.L.C.T.

He died 18th October 1944 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 86 2]

Haigh, George
[17??-18??] A woolstapler and farmer of Copley Gate, Halifax.

He was threatened and then robbed by a group of Luddites

Haigh, George
[17??-1826] He loaned £1,000 to Jonathan Calvert for the purchase of Water Mill / Old Mill [1821]

Haigh, George
[1763-1849] Brother of William Haigh of the Haigh family of Norland.

On 19th November 1793, he married Mary [1772-1852] from Longley, Norland.

Children:

  1. son

The family lived at

Changed the name of Skircoat House to Bemerside.

The family went to live in the West Country.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Haigh, George
[18??-18??] A bailiff at Halifax.

In October 1848, he went to Thomas Spiers, superintendent of the borough police at Halifax, and said

I have come to deliver myself up for setting fire to a barn in Southowram. I have never had any rest since I've done it

and then signed a statement

My brother, John Haigh, got £263 belonging to me about 7 years ago, from John Whittaker. On Saturday, the 9th September, I went with the intention of setting fire to my brother John's buildings at Southowram. I had to pass James Womersley's mistal at Southowram. I went into Womersley's mistal and lighted a lucifer match and set fire to some paper and put it in the middle of the mow. I afterwards went to the Shoulder of Mutton kept by John Gomersall

At his trial, he admitted to being

a little beerified that Saturday forenoon

when he set fire to the wrong barn.

He was committed to York Castle for trial

Haigh, George
[1807-1967] Born in Southowram.

On 16th August 1829, he married Cordelia Nicholl [1809-1857] in Halifax.


Cordelia was born in Southowram, the daughter of Ann & Stephen Nicholl
 

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Sidney

George died in Southowram [10th August 1867].

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [G 20]

Haigh, George
[1821-1???] Born in Penistone.

He was a linen weaver [1861] / a scavenger [1871] / a Corporation servant [1881] / a market keeper [1881] / a labourer [1887]

He married Mary [1828-1???].


Mary was born in Hoylandswaine
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1849] who was a mill hand [1871]
  2. Sarah [b 1851] who married Alfred Howarth
  3. Eliza [b 1855] who was a carpet weaver [1881]
  4. Tom / Thomas [b 1856] who was a mill hand [1871]
  5. Clementine [1858-1889] who was a mill hand [1871], a linen reeler [1881] & married Fred Law
  6. John [b 1864] who was a flax worker [1881]
  7. Ernest [b 1874]
  8. Soria/Loria [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • High Royd, Hoylandswaine, Yorkshire
  • 49 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1871, 1881]

Haigh, George
[1836-1867]

He married Emma [1841-1878].

George died 7th January 1867 (aged 31).

Emma died 26th March 1878 (aged 37).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-O8] with James Whitworth [1801-9th January 1868]

Haigh, George
[1838-1???] Son of George Haigh, weaver.

He was a dresser in Sowerby [1858] / an iron dresser [1871] / a foundry labourer [1881] / an iron dresser [1891] / a foundry iron dresser [1901].

In 1858, he married Jane Carter [1841-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


No father was recorded for Jane on the marriage record.

She was a dress & bonnet maker [1871], a milliner & dressmaker [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Levi
  2. John Albert [b 1864] who was a clerk factory office [1881], a clerk in worsted mill [1891], a book keeper worsted factory [1901]
  3. Miriam [b 1866] who was a pupil-teacher [1881]
  4. Arnold [b 1869] who was a pattern maker [1891]
  5. George Henry [1871-1872]
  6. Martha Jane [b 1874] who was a tailoress [1891]
  7. Walter [b 1876] who was a warehouseman worsted factory [1901]
  8. Sarah Alice [b 1878] who was a dress maker [1901]
  9. Ada Lilian [b 1883] who was a dress maker [1901]

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Sowerby [1871]
  • Sowerby Green, Sowerby [1881]
  • Sowerby Town, Sowerby [1891]
  • 3 Orion Place, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Haigh, George
[1871-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a soap boiler in a wool wash-house [1911].

He lived at 1 Battinson Place, Southowram [1911].

Living with him [in 1911] were his sisters Annie Haigh [aged 46] (a worsted reeler) and Mary Haigh [aged 38] (a worsted reeler) 

Haigh, George Adair
[1885-1961]

He married Jessie Sagar.


Jessie was the daughter of
Donald Joseph Sagar
 

Children:

  1. Donald
  2. Robert George

Jessie died 29th September 1939.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Haigh, George Edwin
[1879-1920] Born in Halifax.

He was an elementary school teacher [1911].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Winifred Marsh in Halifax.


Winifred was the daughter of
John Marsh
 

They lived at 436 Burnley Road, Halifax [1911].

Winifred died 24th October 1915 (aged 30).

George died 6th January 1920 (aged 41).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell with Winifred's parents

Haigh, George Henry
[1829-1887] JP, DL.

Son of William Haigh.

Educated at Cambridge.

On 13th December 1859, he married Emma Jane Adelaide Harty [1828-1919].


Emma Jane Adelaide was the youngest daughter of Sir Robert Way Harty [1779-1832], 1st baronet of Prospect Hall, Dublin
 

Children:

  1. George Henry Caton
  2. Hedley William Langley [b 1861]
  3. Marcus Harty Ernest [b 1883]
  4. John Lionel Leopold [b 1864]
  5. Claude Legh Richmond [b 1866]
  6. Adela Gwendoline Hilda
  7. Sylvia Hermione Kathleen
  8. Violet

The family lived at

Haigh, George Henry Caton
[1860-1941] DL, FZS, MBOU.

Son of George Henry Haigh.

He was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire / an ornithologist / a botanist / a world authority on the trees and plants of the Himalayas

Haigh, H.
[18??-18??] Woolstapler at Halifax.

In July 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Haigh, Hannah
[1784-1???] Daughter of Edmund Haigh.

Born at Roomfield Lane, Langfield.

In 1803, Hannah had an illegitimate son called James Haigh, by Michael Howroyd.

She claimed poor relief. She was living her with parents in Langfield at the time and was asked by the Langfield Overseer to move over to Todmorden to have the child as she was the responsibility of Todmorden township.

In a statement taken by the Overseers in 1844, Hannah says, in her own words:

I had the misfortune to have a chance child. When I was pregnant the Overseer of Langfield came to our house and wished my father and mother to remove me into the Township of Todmorden & Walsden in time, so that he might have no trouble with me. I accordingly went to my aunt Susannah Greenwood at Gauxholme, where I delivered. My uncle James Haigh was the Overseer of Todmorden & Walsden. He called at our house in Roomfield Lane, Langfield, before I was removed and wished me to be taken to Todmorden in time, that there might be no unpleasantness. He afterwards knew of my being taken into that Township and laying in there

In 1824, she married James Walton.

In 1851, Hannah and James were living at Carr House Fold, Langfield. James was a cotton and gingham handloom weaver

Haigh, Harold
[1887-1917] Son of David Haigh.

Born in Halifax

He was a doffer in a woollen mill [1901] / an insurance agent.

He married Nellie.

They lived at Craig-Lea, Harrold, Bedfordshire.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers [1916], then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action – hit in the head by a shell frgament – whilst carrying a stretcher [15th April 1917] (aged 30).

He was buried at Nesle Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 26].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother Clement also died in the War

Haigh, Harold William
[1917-1944] Son of Mary Hannah & John Haigh of Triangle.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper HQ Squadron 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 4th August 1944 (aged 27).

He was buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXVI F 15]

Haigh, Harriet
[1858-1???] Of Halifax.

She married Robert H. Dobson

Haigh, Harry
[1879-1917] He was employed by John Whiteley & Sons at Brunswick Mills.

He married Sarah Ann.

They lived at 3 Nettleton's Yard, Shaw Hill, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 16th February 1917 (aged 38).

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France [Grave Ref II C 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Haigh, Harry
[1892-1916] Son of Frances & Arthur Haigh of 43 Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 122nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 15th September 1916 (aged 24).

He was buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, France [Grave Ref II J 25].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Haigh, Harry
[1898-1916] Son of Edwin Haigh.

Born in King Cross, Halifax [20th May 1898].

He was a member of St Hilda's Church & Sunday School, Halifax / a part time doffer worsted [1911] / an engine cleaner for Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways at Sowerby Bridge Station.

During World War I, he enlisted in February 1915, and served as a Private with the Royal Marine Light Infantry aboard HMS Malaya.

He was killed [31st May 1916] (aged 19), by an explosion whilst he was supplying munition to his gun.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th June 1916].

His father received a message from the Admiralty that he would be buried at Invergordon, Scotland, and his brothers made the journey to the burial, only later to find that he had been buried at sea on the evening that he died.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 22], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Haigh, Harry
[1918-1939] Son of Ernest Moses Haigh.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Courageous.

He was lost [17th September 1939] (aged 21)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-29 and sank with the loss of 519 crew.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 34 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Haigh, Henry
[15??-1634] Of Sowerby.

In his will [1634] he bequeathed the sum of 26/8d to be paid from rents at Haigh's Farm, Sowerby to the preacher at the chapel of Sowerby. If the preacher was an MA, he was to preach one sermon on the 2nd Wednesday in May, June, July and August; if the minister was not an MA, then the monthly payment would go to his sister and her heirs.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Haigh, Henry
[18??-1???]

He married Elizabeth Children:

  1. twins Elizabeth [1849-9th January 1850] who died aged 6 months
  2. Henrietta [1849-3rd January 1853] who died aged 3 years & 6 months

The children () were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J19]

Haigh, Henry
[1824-1???] Son of Charles Haigh.

Baptised in Southowram [26 Sep 1824].

In 1850, he married Sarah Jennings.


Sarah was the daughter of Joseph Leeming Jennings
 

Children:

  1. John Henry
  2. Tom
  3. Charles [b 1856]
  4. Frederick W [b 1859]

Haigh, Herbert
[1879-1931] Son of James Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver (quarry) [1901, 1881].

In [Q1] 1905, he married Sarah Ellen Peel [1881-1956] in Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was born in Birstall
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1906]
  2. Arthur Edward [b 1908]
  3. Kathleen [1917-1st November 1931] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at 24 Marsh Lane, Southowram [1911].

Herbert died 23rd June 1931 (aged 52).

Sarah Ellen died 21st August 1956 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-E55]

Haigh, Holdsworth
[1863-1897] Son of Abraham Haigh.

He was a butcher [1881].

In 1897, Holdsworth Haigh, butcher, of the Bay Horse Inn, Catherine Slack, Halifax was mentioned in the List of Local Wills

Haigh, Hugh
[1788-1867] Born in Greetland.

He was a beer & wine seller at Brow Bridge, Greetland [1851, 1861].

He married Mary [1800-1873].


Mary was born in Greetland
 

Children:

The family lived at

  • 30 Brow Bridge, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Brow Bridge, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was niece Mary Eliza Blackley [1850-24th August 1896]. Mary Eliza married Joseph Ogden.

Hugh died 26th May 1867 (aged 79).

Mary died 22nd October 1873 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M14] with Mary Eliza & Joseph Ogden

Haigh, Isaiah
[1893-1915] Son of Tom Haigh.

Born 28th August 1893.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [February 1895].

He was a mill hand [1911] / a labourer [1913] / employed at Swan Bank Brick Works.

He was a Territorial with 2 years' service.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [2nd June 1913], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He embarked for France aboard SS Invicta [14th April 1915].

He died of gunshot wounds to the head [20th December 1915] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [15th January 1916].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II B 13.]

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

Haigh, J.
[18??-18??] Slubber at Old Lindley.

In January 1866, he was declared bankrupt

Haigh, James
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Ripponden [1857]

Haigh, James
[1???-1???] Of Ball Green, Sowerby.

He married Hannah Lumb.


Hannah was the daughter of
Matthew Lumb
 

Children:

  1. Abraham who became a Methodist preacher and died young
  2. Hannah who married minister John Aslin

Haigh, James
[17??-18??] Tallow chandler of Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Francis

In 1755, a 1000-year lease on a property at Bank Top, Southowram, had been granted to James by the Lord of the Manor of Southowram. This passed to his son Francis in James's Will dated 1799

Haigh, James
[1749-1807] Son of John Haigh.

He was innkeeper of the Navigation, Gauxholme [1787?, 1790, 1807] / Overseer of the Poor for Todmorden & Walsden [18??].

He owned a number of properties and pieces of land at Friths (Dulesgate) and Gauxholme.

He was a prominent person in the township, heavily involved in the administration of the poorhouse at Gauxholme and the relief of the poor in general.

He was a member of the Select Vestry of Todmorden, and was appointed as Overseer to the township for a term of office, and regularly offered out his hostelry, the Navigation, for town meetings

He married (1) Grace Crossley [17??-1799].

They had no children.

In 1799, he married (2) Grace, widow of John Sutcliffe, by licence just 4 weeks after he was widowed.

They had no children.

James left money to various people, but his land, household furniture, brewing stock, cattle and chattels were left to Grace

Haigh, James
[18??-19??] Joiner, builder and general undertaker at Nutclough Works, Hebden Bridge [1909]

Haigh, James
[1828-1882] Son of John Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver [1851] / a coal merchant [1871] / a farmer of 10 acres employing 1 man [1871] / a farmer of 14 acres [1881].

He married Ann [1838-1909].


Ann was born in Southowram [11th January 1838].

She was a farmer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1863-2nd August 1874]
  2. Edward [b 1866] who was an ag.lab [1881], a farmer [1891], a carter on farm [1901]
  3. Fred who died May 19th 1866 (aged 16 weeks) 
  4. Mary [1868-31st January 1870]
  5. John [b 1871] who was a cabinet maker's apprentice [1891]
  6. Fanny [1872-30th October 1876]
  7. Elizabeth Ann
  8. Elizabeth [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a silk picker [1901]
  9. Ellen [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a silk rover [1901]
  10. Herbert

The family lived at

  • New Row (West Lane), Southowram [1871]
  • 1 New Row, Southowram [1881]
  • New Row Farm, Southowram [1891]
  • Chancery Buildings, Southowram [1901]

James died 25th May 1882 (aged 54).

Ann died 17th June 1909.

Members of the family are buried/remembered at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Refs: R-D1C & F-B23]

Haigh, James
[1855-1922] Of Knowlwood.

He married Mary [1858-1926].

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1891-1966]
  2. James

James died 20th May 1922 (aged 67).

Mary died 11th May 1926 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Haigh, James
[1856-1932] Son of

Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen beamer [1881] / a woollen weaver overlooker [1891] / an assurance inspector [1901] / an assurance agent [1911].

In [Q2] 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Harrison [1855-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Hugh [1881-1892] who was a cotton operative [1891], & was buried with his parents
  2. William Harrison [b 1882] who was a commercial clerk [1901]
  3. Annie [b 1885] who was a clothier's tailoress [1911], a jacket or coat machinist [1901]
  4. Agnes [b 1887] who was a dressmaker (own account) [1911]
  5. Emily [1890-24th March 1940] who was a typist [1911], & was buried with her parents
  6. Nellie [b 1894] who was a millinery shop assistant [1911]
  7. Hilda [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Cross Hills, Parrs Buildings, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Dean Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • 4 Heighthorne Street, Armley, Leeds [1901, 1911]

James died 1st July 1932 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A19]

Haigh, James
[1893-1918] Son of Mary & James Haigh of 115 Knowlwood Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th (Hallamshire) (T. F.) Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was promoted to Colonel.

He died of wounds [29th March 1918].

He was buried at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I H 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Haigh, James
[1895-1918] Son of James Haigh.

During World War I, he was Colonel with the 4th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds sustained in France [29th March 1918].

He was buried at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He is remembered on his parents' grave at Cloughfoot Chapel

Haigh, James Edward
[1889-1917] Son of Robert Haigh.

Born in Brighouse.

In 1911, he was living with his stepmother Crissie at 44 Cain Lane, Southowram.

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

He died in France [4th March 1917].

He was buried at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II K 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Haigh, James Thistleton
[1810-1878] JP.

He lived at Savile Road, Halifax.

He died 25th June 1878

Haigh, Jeremiah
[1843-1883] Son of Samuel Haigh.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clogger [1851, 1861] / an unemployed clogger [1871] / a clogger [1872] / publican at the Bacchus, Halifax [1874, 1881].

In 1872, he married Fanny Ackroyd [1847-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Fanny, of Halifax, was the daughter of labourer Thomas Ackroyd
 

The family lived at Rhodes Street, Halifax [1888].

Living with them at the Bacchus [in 1881] were 1 servant and 12 lodgers

In 1888, Fanny married widower John Jones [1850-1???] Colour Sergeant of the West Riding Regiment of The Barracks, Halifax, son of butler Henry Jones, at Halifax Parish Church

Haigh, Jinny
[1809-1857] Aka Jane.

Daughter of Reuben Haigh.

Born at Howroyd Farm, home of her maternal grandfather William Haigh.

She was landlady at the White Hart, Todmorden

She married (1) Thomas Hill [1806-1838]. They had no children.

She married (2) John Fielden [1810-1839].

Children:

  1. Grace

She married (3) Joseph Firth [1810-1849].

Children:

  1. William
  2. Jane
  3. Joseph
  4. Reuben

She married (4) William Crossley

In 1857, after suffering cancer of the uterus for 12 months, Jane died at Rawtenstall Wood End in Stansfield, her husband's family home.

The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Haigh, Job
[1819-1875] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone cutter [1851] / a stone mason & grocer [1861] / a master grocer [1871].

In [Q2] 1846, he married Martha Newsome [1823-1880] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Southowram, (possibly) the daughter of
Mr Newsome
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1847] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. Sophia [b 1850] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. James [1852-18th February 1891] who was a wire drawer [1871], & was buried with his parents
  4. Ellen [b 1859]
  5. Eliza [b 1860]
  6. Sarah Ann [b 1863]

The family lived at

  • 15 Bank Top, Southowram [1851]
  • 16 Bank Top, Southowram [1861]
  • Common Lane, Southowram [1871]

Martha died 6th December 1880 (aged 57).

Job died 13th January 1875 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-E4]

Haigh, Joe
[1865-1924]

He married Sarah Ann Norcliffe [1864-1945].


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
Rowland Norcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Rowland

Haigh, Joe William
[1854-1949] Born in Stainland.

He was a power loom overlooker [1887].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Mary Jane Bottomley [1859-1924] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Ethel Ada [1882-3rd January 1963]
  2. Blanche Eveline [b 1884]
  3. William Herbert
  4. Avice Gertrude Adelina [b 1892]
  5. Henry Irving [1894-18th June 1966] who married Hannah

The family lived at 7 South View, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1915]

Mary Jane died 17th March 1924 (aged 65).

Joe William died 17th November 1949 (aged 95).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A11]

Haigh, John
[1???-1???] Of Rice Fields, Barkisland.

He owned property in Barkisland

He married Miss Moore

Haigh, John
[1???-18??] Merchant of woollen cloth and waistcoat fabrics. He had a number of workshops and warehouses in Causeway, Halifax.

He later moved to Huddersfield

Haigh, John
[1696-1759] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a merchant.

He married Elizabeth [1717-1793].

Children:

  1. Martha [1741-1788] who married James Kershaw
  2. son
  3. William
  4. Ann who married [1762] Jeremiah Marshall from Park-Gate, Guiseley

In 1752, he bought Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax from the Laycock family.

He died there.

After John's death, Elizabeth married [1768] John Priestley of Field Head, uncle of Joseph Priestley

Haigh, John
[17??-18??] Of John Haigh & Brothers. He had rooms at the Piece Hall in 1787

Haigh, John
[1703-1772] Of Pastureside.

He married Mary Stansfield [1710-1781].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary
  3. Reuben

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Haigh, John
[1720-1791] He married Martha Ogden.

Children:

  1. James
  2. William
  3. Edmund

Haigh, John
[1748-1831] Son of John Haigh.

John was a low, thick-set man, known locally as Cocky Duck or Great Collop. The latter name arose out of his habit of always helping himself to the largest slice or portion of food, particularly when feeding his labourers after a day's work.

He lived at Pasture Side, Walsden all his life.

In 1807, he bought Nicklety, Walsden from Jeremiah Bottomley.

He married Ann Wood [1747-1797].

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. John
  3. Betty
  4. Mary
  5. Sally [b 1781] who married Thomas Highley
  6. Jane [1784-1862] who married (1) Luke Hamer, (2) John Fielden
  7. Reuben
  8. Duke

He and his sons John and Reuben began to develop coal measures at Foul Clough.

When John died, he left property to his sons John and Reuben, of the Moorcock, Walsden, to hold as tenants in common.

Nicklety was sold by the Haigh family by auction at the White Hart in Todmorden on 22nd August 1895

In 1772, he inherited from his father the tenement and messuage called Pighill (Pexes) with three tenanted cottages, provided he pay his sister Mary £100, an annuity to his mother of £4 10/- for the rest of her life, and his younger brother Reuben £100 on the death of his mother. All the residue to be split between John and his brother Reuben.

By the time of his death in 1831 John had acquired the freehold on Pastureside Farm, Dean Farm, Top of All, Coolam, Vicarage, Pecks Farm Pighill, Nicklety, Dick Coat and Wall Nook and all the associated lanes, barns, stables, cottages, woods, water courses and more.

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

See Pexroyd, Walsden

Haigh, John
[1772-1855] Son of John Haigh.

Born at Pastureside.

He married Betty Fielden.


Betty was the daughter of John Fielden
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ann
  3. Mary
  4. Reuben
  5. William
  6. Betsy
  7. James
  8. Sally
  9. Esther

In 1831, he inherited the whole of Pastureside Farm and Dean Farm, and all associated property entirely for himself and his heirs, together with a half share of the estate at Pexes Farm along with his brother Reuben as tenants in common, forever, except that during the lifetime of their sister Ann Haigh, she should receive the rents and profits from the estate. Also a half share in the three estates at Top of All, Coolam and Vicarage, along with his brother, forever. Also the two dwelling houses and appurtenances at Nicklety along with his brother.

Over the canal bridge at Gauxholme is the entrance to the road to Pexwood, or Stones-road, at which place John and his brother Reuben built the first block of houses in 1836.

He, his brother Reuben, and their father began to develop coal measures at Foul Clough – see Reuben Haigh's business ventures.

Until about 1805 he lived variously at Pastureside and Top of all Farm, both Inchfield. He then moved his family to Chadderton Hey, Middleton, near Oldham.

In 1838, brothers John and Reuben were elected to a Committee

... to make out a New Parochial Assessment for this Township in the manner directed by the new Parochial Assessment Act; and that the following persons together with the Churchwardens and Overseers do constitute such a Committee of whom any five with a majority of the Overseers and Churchwardens shall form a quorum

This was concerned with the new Poor Laws.

He was fined for refusing to pay his rates in objection to the new Poor Laws.

He is buried in a vault at St Leonard's, Middleton His will

Haigh, John
[1794-18??] He was a farmer of 8 acres [1861].

He married Mary [1798-18??].

Children:

  1. Lydia who married John Wadsworth

The family lived at 1 Upper Stone, Sowerby [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Lydia, her husband and son

Haigh, John
[1795-1866] He was a woolstapler / a partner in Haigh Brothers.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth who married Captain George Mackay Sutherland
  2. Jemima

The family lived at Savile Hall, Halifax [1845]

Haigh, John
[1797-18??] Born in Southowram.

He was a stuff manufacturer [1851].

Around 1828, he married Hannah [1804-1???].


Hannah was born in Southowram [2nd November 1804]
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Alfred [b 1831] who was a butcher [1851]
  3. David [b 1832] who was a cordwainer [1851]
  4. Edwin [b 1834] who was a woolsorter [1851]
  5. William [b 1836] who was a tailor [1851]
  6. Jane [b 1837]
  7. John [b 1840]
  8. Charles [b 1844]
  9. Hannah [1847-31st August 1863] who was buried with her mother

The family lived at

  • Town Street, Southowram [1851]
  • New Row, Southowram [1871]

John was dead by 1871.

Living with the widowed Hannah [in 1871] was grandson Thomas Edward

Hannah died 2nd October 1882.

Hannah & her daughter Hannah were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B23]

Haigh, John
[18??-18??] He was a director of the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company

Haigh, John
[1805-1866] Of Marsh Delves, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Moses

John died 16th July 1866 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-A11]

Haigh, John
[1806-18??] Born in Southowram

He was landlord of the Fountain Inn, Halifax [1851] and was charged with


knowingly permitting prostitutes and those of notorious character to be drinking in his house, contrary to the spirit of his licence
 

Haigh, John
[1806-1880] Of Nut Clough, Wadsworth.

He married Mary [1809-1865].

Children:

  1. Susannah [1835-13th February 1873]
  2. John

John died 17th November 1880 (aged 74).

Mary died 19th July 1865 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Haigh, John
[1811-1868] Son of Reuben Haigh.

He was born and died at Top of All Farm, Walsden.

He married Mary Fielden.


Mary was the daughter of John Fielden
 

Children:

  1. Jane
  2. Alice
  3. Grace
  4. Grace
  5. John
  6. Reuben
  7. Thomas
  8. Alfred
  9. Bertha
  10. Ruth
  11. Samuel

He initially settled at Redishore Farm in Walsden. After the death of his father-in-law John Fielden in 1836, he moved to Warland.

He farmed about 70 acres at Warland for about 20 years.

On the death of his father in 1857, he moved to his birth-place, Top of All Farm, Walsden, taking his wife's widowed mother Hannah Fielden with him.

He died in his chair whilst reading.

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Haigh, John
[1822-1887] He married Harriet Stott.


Harriet was the daughter of
Moses Stott
 

They lived at Drury Lane, Stainland.

The couple died in Stainland with Harriet's mother Elizabeth: John [10th December 1887]; Harriet [27th March 1895].

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland: John [14th December 1887]

Haigh, John
[1823-1901] Of Ing Head, Sowerby.

He married Elizabeth [1823-1877].

Children:

  1. William [1849-1859]
  2. James [1851-1852]
  3. Henry [1853-1853]
  4. John [1862-1923]

Members of the family were buried at Boulderclough United Methodist Chapel

Haigh, John
[1839-1918] Son of John Haigh.

He married Mary [1839-1904].

Mary died 17th February 1904 (aged 65).

John died 15th February 1918 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church with John's parents

Haigh, John
[1863-1???] Born in Todmorden.

He was a teacher of music [1901] / a piano tuner [1911] / a farmer [1922].

He married Sarah Sutcliffe [1863-19??].


Sarah was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1887] who was a music teacher [1911]
  2. Eleanor Gertrude [b 1894] who was a fustian machinist [1911]
  3. Dorothy [b 1898]
  4. Reuben Leslie

The family lived at

  • 4 West End, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • Hebden Bridge [1911]

Haigh, John
[1873-1950] Born in Southowram.

He was a cabinet maker [1901, 1911].

Around 1900, he married Ada [1877-1959].


Ada was born in Sharlston, Yorkshire
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 23 Westbourne Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 19 New Hey Road, Rastrick [1911]

John died 6th July 1950 (aged 77).

Ada died 3rd June 1959 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G29]

Haigh, John
[1894-1916] Son of Priscilla & James Haigh of Oldham.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France [Grave Ref B 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Haigh, John
[1897-1916] Son of Charles Henry Haigh.

He was a member of Elland Football Club / a worsted hand [1911] / employed at Joseph Brearley's at Kiln End Mills, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 14th September 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref III A 1]

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland, and on the Roll of Honour at Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Elland

Haigh, Rev John Foster
[1901-1943] BA.

Son of Emmeline (née Thomas) & George William Haigh.

Born in Tredegar, Wales.

He was educated at Tredegar Grammar School & Newport Tech / an architect.

He trained for the ministry at Edinburgh University and Airedale College.

He was a musician, vocalist, organist, conductor / a member of Halifax Amateur Operatic Society / a member of Pennine [No 4177] Masonic Lodge / Vicar at Booth Congregational Church [1930] / Vicar of Heywood's Chapel [1934].

In [Q1] 1933, he married Annie Farrar in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Mill House, Luddenden
  • The Manse, Northowram [1937]

During World War II, he enlisted [June 1940], and was Chaplain 4th Class with the Royal Army Chaplains' Division.

He was captured at Singapore.

He died at Niki-Niki POW camp [23rd September 1943] (aged 42).

He was buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref B3 J 10].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, on the Memorial at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram, and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Haigh, John Henry
[1850-1???] Son of Henry Haigh

Haigh, John William
[1850-1901] Son of Reuben Haigh

Born in Walsden [17th September 1850].

He was a farmer of 50 acres [1881] / proprietor of the Ruabon Brick & Terra Cotta Company at Pen-y-Gardden, Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales [1901].


Question: Does anyone know how he came to be proprietor of the colliery in Denbighshire?

 

On 2nd May 1876, he married Hannah Ratcliffe at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Hannah was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Peter Thomas Ratcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Reuben [1878-1951] who was a manager & colliery proprietor [1901]
  2. Betsy [1880-1935]
  3. Alice [1881-1936]
  4. Edith [1884-1933]

The family lived at Paradise Side, Walsden [1881].

John William died at Harrogate [9th July 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £41,896 13/10d.

Administration was granted to son Reuben.

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

Haigh, Joseph
[1???-17??] Clothier of Scammonden.

In 1749, he married Mrs Elizabeth Ramsden.

Joseph and Elizabeth lived apart

Haigh, Joseph
[1828-1890] Born in Southowram.

He was an engine tenter at a coal pit [1861] / an engine driver at colliery [1871] / a mason's labourer [1881].

He married Hannah [1835-1???]


Hannah was born in Pellon / Ovenden

In Q1 1859, a Joseph Haigh married a Hannah Bates in Halifax

 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1859-1889] who was a worsted reeler [1881], & married George Halliday
  2. Mary Emma [b 1862] who was a worsted winder [1881], a worsted winder [1891]
  3. Matilda [b 1865] who was a worsted winder [1881]

A Joseph Haigh died in Halifax [Q2 1890] (aged 62).

Hannah was a widow by 1891.

The family lived at

  • 2 Spring Hall, Southowram [1861]
  • Spring Hall, Southowram [1871]
  • Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1881]
  • 26 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1891]

Haigh, Joseph
[1832-1872] Born in Southowram.

He was a mason [1871].

In [Q1] 1855, he married Ellen Muffit [1835-1906] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Mayfield, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Carolina [b 1856] who was a silk spinner [1871], & (possibly) married George Walker
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1859] who was a silk spinner [1871]
  3. Amelia [b 1863] who was a cotton factory hand [1871]
  4. David [b 1864]
  5. Charlotte [b 1867] who married Firth Clark
  6. Arthur [1870-20th April 1872] who died aged 18 months

The family lived at Cromwell Bottom [1871].

Joseph died 22nd February 1872 (aged 40).

Ellen died 6th July 1906 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P1] with grandsons George Ernest Clark [1891-1892] & Arthur Walker [1890-27th August 1897], and Joseph Haigh [1835-6th July 1906]

Haigh, Joseph
[1856-1879] Of Walsden. Lance Sergeant of the 24th regiment. On 22nd January 1879, he and Mark Diggle were killed at the Battle of Isandhlwana in the Zulu Wars. There are memorials to the young men at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Haigh, Joseph Holt
[1857-1888] Son of William Haigh.

He married Abigail Slater [12th December 1881].


Abigail was the daughter of Shaw Slater
 

Children:

  1. William Slater [b 1882] who married [1909] Ann Elizabeth Wheelwright
  2. George Henry [b 1883]
  3. Mary Frances [b 1885]
  4. James [b 1886]
  5. Shaw [b 1887]

He died 27th October 1888.

Abigail died in 1923

Haigh, Joshua
[1784-1843] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone merchant [1829].

He married Ann [1797-1879].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1814-9th May 1870] who was buried with her parents
  2. John [1816-6th March 1858] who was a stone merchant [1851], & was buried with his parents
  3. David [1817-12th July 1838] who was buried with his parents
  4. Ellen [1820-26th March 1829] who was buried with her parents
  5. Edward [1829-1st May 1906] who was a cotton spinner [1851], a commission agent (oil & cotton) [1861]
  6. Eliza who died 22nd November 1833 (aged 15 months), & was buried with her parents
  7. Elizabeth who died 8th August 1834 (aged 6 days), & was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • Godley, Halifax [when John was head of the household 1851]
  • 7 Savile Row, Halifax [1861]

Joshua died 19th November 1843 (aged 59).

Ann died 22nd February 1879 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J17]

Haigh, Leonard P
[1911-19??] Son of Edward Haigh.

The 5-year-old boy collected money in the streets of Halifax for the war effort during World War I.

He was popularly known as Little Scottie, on account of the small military uniform which he wore

Haigh, Levi
[1861-1935] Sowerby village postman, poet and composer

See Seven sisters of Sowerby

Haigh, Luke
[1799-18??] Born in Southowram.

Baptised in Southowram [23rd June 1799].

In 1822, he married Fanny Holt.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1823-1874] who married John Smithies
  2. William [b 1824]
  3. Mary 1826
  4. Louisa [bapt 1828] who married her cousin James Holt Whiteley
  5. John [b 1830]
  6. Joseph [b 1832]
  7. Thomas [b 1834]

Haigh, Mary
[17??-17??] She and her husband, William, lived at Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax. They had several children.

Around 1770, Mary died and the funeral service took place at Halifax Parish Church. Her body was placed in the family vault, which was covered temporarily with planks but not sealed.

During the night, the church sexton – known as Old Rothera – went into the vault intending to steal any jewellery which Mary might have been wearing. As he unscrewed the coffin lid, Mary sat up in her coffin. She had been in a trance and was not dead.

The sexton fled and Mary left the vault and set out to walk home. She knocked on the door of their home. The servant girl looked out of the window and was startled to hear a familiar voice saying

Open up, I am your mistress

to which she replied

Nay, my mistress was buried today

When she saw the figure wearing a shroud, the servant called for her master who also looked out of the window, and hearing his wife's familiar voice calling him, hurried to let her in. Afterwards, Mary bore her husband at least one more child

Haigh, Mary
[1779-1855] Daughter of John Haigh.

She married (1) John Bottomley.

After John's death, she married (2) John Crowther

Haigh, Mortinton
[1890-1917] Son of William Haigh.

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He & his brother Ernest Willie left from France on 4th June 1916.

He was killed at Loos [27th April 1917] (aged 27).

He was buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France [Grave Ref II P 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

His brothers Ernest Willie & Arthur also died in the War

Haigh, Moses
[1839-1890] Of Halifax.

Son of John Haigh.

In [Q1] 1864, he married Sarah Kaye [1834-1907] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest who died 19th November 1865 (aged 13 weeks) 
  2. John William who died 16th December 1870 (aged 5 years & 6 months)

Moses Haigh died 22nd March 1890 (aged 51).

Sarah died 31st March 1907 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-A11]

Haigh, Norman
[19??-19??] Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1946-1950]

Haigh, Parker
[1851-1914] Son of James Haigh, delver.

Born in Mount Tabor.

He was a delver of Ovenden [1874] / a tailor's traveller [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

On 24th May 1874, he married Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1852-1932] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Warley, the daughter of Benjamin Sutcliffe, mason
 

Children:

  1. Fennetta [1874-1896] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  2. Louie [1882-1954] who was a chenille weaver (carpet works) [1901]
  3. Irvin Sutcliffe [1892-1960] who was a fitter (general engineers) [1901, 1911]
  4. twins Trevor Roseberry
  5. Cyril Gladstone [1894-1960] who was a piecer (cotton twiners) [1901, 1911]

The family lived at

  • 2 Claremount Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Wood Nook, 1 East View, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 1 East View, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Haigh, PC
[1???-1???] Constable of Ripponden [1858].

See David Fenton

Haigh, Percy
[1894-1918] He worked as a driver for contractor James Watmough.

He lived at 28 Holt Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

He served in Salonika & France [from 1915].

He was killed in action [17th October 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France [Grave Ref III B 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Haigh, Rachel
[17??-18??] Daughter of Samuel Haigh. She inherited The Folly, Barkisland

Haigh, Ralph
[1920-1943] Son of Eva & Harold Haigh of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Craftman with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

He died 1st August 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand [Sp Mem 9 M 4]

Haigh, Reuben
[16??-1750] Of Inchfield.

It is said that a farmer found a baby in a basket beneath a Haigh tree at Walsden, together with a parcel containing the word Reuben, clothing and bedding, and £10. The foundling was named Reuben Haigh after the tree where he had been found, and he was raised as part of the family.

The story tells that an unknown man – rumoured to be the child's natural father – had been seen in the district on the day the baby was found, and he seemed to be watching Reuben, and made many enquiries about his welfare. The man was said to be a wealthy fustian dealer from Lancashire. Some time later, an anonymous benefactor purchased the lease on a large area of land at Inchfield – Pastureside – and this was then handed over to Reuben as a gift. He became the tenant of Calf Hey Farm and Pastureside Farm, and became a well-known farmer and weaver in the district

Haigh, Reuben
[1750-1806] Of Dean in Walsden

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ann who married (1) Thomas Dawson, (2) Nicholas Fielden

Haigh, Reuben
[1782-1847] Son of William Haigh.

He was a handloom weaver at Shade, Todmorden.

He married Betty Eastwood.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Reuben
  3. Ann
  4. John
  5. William
  6. Sarah
  7. Agnes

In 1823, Reuben must have been having a hard time managing to support his growing family because in November 1823, he received 3 yards from Gartside's Charity.

In 1838, Reuben refused to pay his rates in objection to the new Poor Laws.

On 30th September 1847, he went to Walsden and met some old companions who

treated him with ale

At 6:00 pm that evening, as he was walking home, he was seen to fall into the canal. Robert Whittle, a porter, and a Mr Butterworth, rescued him, but he died around 9:00 pm the same night

Haigh, Reuben
[1787-1857]

Haigh, Reuben
[1804-1886] Son of John Haigh. Born 31st May 1804.

On 25th August 1836, he married Susannah Smith in Burnley.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1838-1926]
  2. John William

Reuben died 20th May 1886.

Susannah died 13th January 1897.

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

Haigh, Reuben
[1834-1???] Born in Bridge Mills, Whitworth. He was known as Rue.

Haigh, Reuben
[1851-1897] Partner in cotton manufacturers Dawson & Haigh.

In 1869, he married Susannah Dawson.

Children:

  1. Sam
  2. William
  3. Herbert

Haigh, Reuben
[1879-1951]

Haigh, Reuben Leslie
[1900-1969] Son of John Haigh, farmer.

He was a piano maker of 23 West End, Hebden Bridge [1922].

On 4th May 1922, he married Annie Elizabeth Greenwood.


Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of Uttley Greenwood
 

Reuben Leslie died in Halifax [Q1 1969] (aged 69) 

Haigh, Robert
[1849-1910] Born in Clifton.

In 1888, he married (1) Elizabeth Bottomley [1860-1897] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. James Edward

Elizabeth died in 1897.

In 1903, Robert married (2) Crissie Stoney [1854-1928] in Halifax.


Crissie was born in Southowram
 

The family lived at 44 Cain Lane, Southowram [1911]

Haigh, Robert George
[1916-1966] Son of George Adair Haigh.

Born 12th July 1916.

He was a woollen spinner [1940].

In [Q4] 1940, he married Barbara Heather (Bobbie) Bateman [1920-1993] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Angela
  2. Margot
  3. Donald

Robert George died 7th December 1966.

Barbara Heather died 12th October 1993.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Haigh, Rowland Norcliffe
[1898-1918] Son of Joe Haigh.

Born in Stainland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 5th June 1918.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 46-49], on the Memorial at Saint Andrew's Church, Stainland, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Haigh, Sam
[1880-1918] Son of Luke Haigh of Halifax.

He married Adeline.

They lived at 27 Albion Street, Huddersfield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

He died 9th April 1918 (aged 38).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 3]

Haigh, Samson
[1839-1912] Landlord of the Barley Mow, Elland [1898].

On 16th April 1898, he was fined 10/- (plus 9/6d costs) for being open during prohibited hours

Haigh, Samuel
[1???-1???] He lived at Upper Holmhouse, Barkisland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rachel

Haigh, Samuel
[1813-1???] Son of weaver George Haigh.

He was a stone delver [1841] / a stone cutter [1851] / a grocer [1861] / a retired grocer [1871]

In 1838, he married Susey Helliwell [1817-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susey, of Ovenden, was the daughter of weaver Paul Helliwell. She was a weaver
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1839] who was a dressmaker [1861]
  2. Jeremiah
  3. Sarah A. [b 1851] who was a worsted weaver [1861, 1871]

The family lived at

  • High Field, Ovenden [1841]
  • Spindlepoint, Shaw Lane, Ovenden [1851]
  • 3 New Street, Ovenden [1861]
  • 2 Haigh Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was visitor Mary Haigh [aged 21] (wool spinner) 

Haigh, Samuel
[1818-1878] Son of Abraham Haigh.

Born in Huddersfield [1st May 1818].

He was a farmer of 15 acres [1861] / a farmer of 4 acres [1871].

He married Elizabeth [1817-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Dalton [27th May 1817]
 

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Abraham
  3. Arthur
  4. child
  5. child

The family lived at

The couple died at Marsh Delves, Southowram: Elizabeth [24th January 1877]; Samuel [18th April 1878].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B27]

Haigh, Samuel
[1850-1903] Born in Brighouse.

He was

In [Q3] 1873, he married Elizabeth Firth [1848-1913] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1875] who was a worsted operator [1891]
  2. Sarah [b 1876] who was a worsted operator [1891], & married Edmund Leyland
  3. Joseph H. [b 1884]
  4. George [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • Elland [1903]
  • 44 Park Road, Elland [1891]

Sam died 7th August 1903 (aged 53).

Elizabeth died 24th August 1913 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F23]

Haigh, Sidney
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Labour Corps.

He died in the conflict.

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

Haigh, Sidney
[1835-1877] Son of George Haigh.

Born in Southowram.

In 1864, he married Sarah Holdsworth [1835-1899] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1865]
  2. Emily [1867-1871] who died aged 4 years, and was buried with her parents
  3. George [b 1871]
  4. Mary [b 1873]
  5. Arthur [1876-1877] who died aged 16 months, and was buried with his parents

The family lived at 18 Blaithroyd Lane [1877, 1899].

The couple died at home: Sidney [19th April 1877]; Sarah [6th September 1899].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [G 12]

Haigh, Sidney
[1895-1920] Son of Walter Haigh.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died at Morpeth, Northumberland [Easter April 5th 1920] (aged 25 years).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D8] with his father

Haigh, Solomon
[1808-1876] Born in Southowram.

He was a coal dealer [1861] / a coal agent [1871].

On 1st March 1835, he married Mary Jenkinson [1808-1884] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [bapt 21st February 1836]
  2. Sidney [bapt 27th August 1837]
  3. James [bapt 24th April 1842]
  4. Simeon [1844-1st October 1845] who was buried with his parents
  5. Simeon [1846-12th July 1856]
  6. Grace [b 1849] who married Albert Holgate

The family lived at

  • 25 Church Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Within Field, Southowram [1871]

Solomon died 13th November 1876 (aged 68).

Mary died 8th November 1884 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-C34] with granddaughter Ada Jenkinson [1870-5th November 1873]

Haigh, Thomas
[1760-1834] Son of Mr Haigh.

He was landlord of the Fleece, Greetland [1822, 1827].

He married Susanna [1747-1827].

Children:

  1. William [1791-1875] who married Mary [1796-1861]

Susanna died 22nd February 1827 (aged 80).

Thomas died 11th March 1834 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church.

The epitaph on the grave of Thomas's brother William at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: I8] suggests that Thomas had a wife Sarah who died 15th January 1833 (aged 74).


Also of Sarah wife of the aforesaid
Thomas HAIGH who departed this life
on the 15th day of January 1833
Aged 74 years

Haigh, Thomas
[1852-1???] Son of Henry Haigh

Haigh, Thomas
[1871-1941] Born in Scammonden.

He was a spinner.

On 25th February 1895, he married Sarah Baron [1872-1937] at Christ Church, Barkisland.


Sarah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Denton

The family lived at Steel Lane Head, Barkisland [1911].

Sarah died 19th August 1937 (aged 55).

Thomas died 10th October 1941 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Haigh, Thomas
[1873-19??] Son of Thomas Haigh (boiler maker). Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith of Ripponden [1894] / a blacksmith [1901] / a mechanic fitter [1911].

In [Q3] 1894, he married Emily Riley at Elland Parish Church.


Emily was born in Norland, and the daughter of
Fred Riley
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  2. Gertrude [1896-1898]
  3. Blanche [b 1899] who was a part time worsted spinner [1911]
  4. James Basil [b 1902]
  5. Clara [1904-1907]
  6. Mary [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Norland [1898]
  • Stansfield Lane, Triangle [1901]
  • 3 Stansfield Mill Lane, Triangle [1911]

On 18th May 1898, daughter Gertrude [aged 2] was found drowned in a well.

On 22nd May 1907, daughter Clara [aged 2½] fell into the Ryburn and drowned whilst gathering bluebells.

The daughters were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Gertrude [21st May 1898]; Clara [25th May 1907], with their grandparents Fred and Mary Ann Riley

Haigh, Thomas Edward
[1854-1933] Born in Southowram.

He was an ag.lab living with his widowed grandmother Hannah Haigh at New Row, Southowram [1871] / a boot top maker [1881] / a rough cutter (boot trade) [1891] / a boot maker's rough cutter [1901] / a boot manufacturer (employer) [1911].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Sarah Ann Bairstow [1854-1926] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  2. Fanny [b 1880] who was an assistant school mistress [1901]
  3. Louie [b 1882] who was a stocking knitter [1901], a knitter (woollen drapery) [1911]
  4. Willie [1884-25th September 1934] who was a French polisher [1901], a boot maker [1911]

The family lived at

  • Highfield, Southowram [1881]
  • New Street, Southowram [1891, 1901]
  • 90 New Street, Southowram [1911]

Sarah Ann died 20th June 1926 (aged 72).

Thomas Edward died 29th December 1933 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D42]

Haigh, Tom

Haigh, Tom
[18??-191?] He lived at 21 Tennyson Street, Halifax.

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Haigh, Tom
[1856-1906] Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer [1880, 1893].

On 24th January 1880, he married Sarah Ann Gillett [1854-1926] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Halifax.

She was a charwoman [1901, 1911]

 

Children:

  1. Isaiah

The family lived at

  • 8 King Street, Halifax [1893]
  • 7 Gardener's Square, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Haigh, Tom
[1886-1962] Born in Sowerby.

In 1907, he married Eva Furness in Halifax.


Eva was the daughter of
Hollas Furness
 

Children:

  1. Marion [b 1908]
  2. Frederick William [b 1911]

Haigh, Trevor Roseberry
[1894-1916] Son of Parker Haigh.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a teacher at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School / a piecer (cotton twiners) [1901, 1911] / employed at Siddall and Hilton's, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [7th September 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His twin brother Cyril Gladstone Haigh was also serving.

Trevor was wounded in the head, and died on the way to the dressing station [30th July 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France

Haigh, W.
[1???-1851] Of Halifax.

He moved to Mixenden where he died [23rd April 1851] after making Feargus O'Connor his sole heir.

He left an estate valued at £2,000

Haigh, Wallace B.
[18??-19??] Taxi-cabs and motor landaulettes business. He was at Bell Hall Garage & Livery Stables [1916]

Haigh, Walter
[18??-1915]

He married Unknown.

They lived at 3 Whitehead's Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

He died 3rd April 1915.

He was buried at Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, France. [Grave Ref IX A 15].

Haigh, Walter
[1863-1900] Son of Abraham Haigh.

He was a manager at the Travellers' Rest, Southowram [1891].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Love Stephenson [1863-1937] in Leeds.


Love was born in Halifax.

She was widowed and a worsted weaver [1901], a cotton weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1892] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Sidney

The family lived at

  • 62 Southowram Bank [1901]
  • 1 Womersley Passage, Southowram Bank [1911]

Walter died 7th July 1900 (aged 37) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D8]

Haigh, Walter
[1866-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an engineer's iron turner at gas engine works [1911].

Around 1891, he married Betsy Downes.


Betsy was born in Hull, the daughter of
Edward Downes
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1894] who was a milliner [1911]

The family lived at 19 Belmont Place, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was brother-in-law Tom Harry Downes

Haigh, Walter
[1867-1944] Born in Halifax.

He was church keeper at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1893].

In 1893, he married Sarah Stansfield [1868-1953] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Cyril Bertram

The family lived at

  • Back Chapel House, Lister Lane [1901]
  • The Lodge, Park Church [1911]
  • 2 Mayfield Terrace, Grange-Over-Sands, Lancashire [1918]

Haigh, Walter
[1894-1915] Son of Annie Worsnop [1873-1917] & Luther Haigh [1872-1934] of 28 Peel Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Born in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

He died 3rd April 1915.

He was buried at Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, France. [Grave Ref IX A 15]

Haigh, William
[1???-1???] Son of David Haigh.

He was a publican at Copper Street, Halifax [1841] / stationmaster at Pickle Bridge Station, and later at Brockholes.


Question: Does anyone know which [1841] hostelry this may have been?

 

On 27th November 1834, he married Harriet Rawcliffe at Halifax Parish Church


Harriet was the daughter of John Rawcliffe
 

Haigh, William
[17??-1???] Of Southowram.

He married Ann Butler.

Children:

  1. Charles

Haigh, William
[17??-1853] Brother of George Haigh of the Haigh family of Norland. In 1835, he was one of the subscribers to the Halifax Dispensary, giving 2 guineas.

In January 1827, he married Elizabeth Charlotte [1???-1858].


Elizabeth Charlotte was the daughter of Benjamin Borrell and heiress of her great-aunt Miss Elizabeth Borrell, late of Grainsby Hall, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. George Henry

The family lived at The Mount, Halifax

Haigh, William
[1730-1778] Halifax merchant.

Son of John Haigh.

In September 1762, he married Mary.

Children:

  1. several

They lived at Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax

Haigh, William
[1753-1829] Son of Mr Haigh.

William died 19th December 1829 (aged 76).

He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: I8]

Haigh, William
[1754-1811] Son of John Haigh.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a farmer / a stuff weaver.

He married Agnes (Annie) Nuttall [1747-1823].

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. John
  3. Martha
  4. Alice
  5. Reuben
  6. Martha
  7. Grace [1787-1827] who married Reuben Haigh

The family lived at Howroyd Farm [1809].

He lived mostly at Howroyd.

In 1787, he sold it and

all the goods, household stuff, implements, furniture, beds and bedding of mine, the said William Haigh, notwithstanding remaining and being in and about my dwelling house at Howroyd aforesaid. Together with all my husbandry tools, one cow, one hog, corn and all the hay standing and growing, or which lately stood and grew upon the two closes at Howroyd aforesaid, called the nearer Green??? And the new Meadow, and also all the Fog and Winter gate upon my Leasehold farm at Howroyd

to his brother James Haigh and John Lord for the sum of £40 in 1787. However, he continued to live there.

He died at Pexroyd

Haigh, William
[1800-1853] JP.

He was partner in Haigh Brothers / a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845] / a Commissioner of Property & Income Tax [1845] / associated with the Halifax Joint Stock Bank.

He lived at Shay House [1841, 1844].

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Haigh, William
[18??-19??] He was Chairman of the Library Committee of Sowerby Bridge Council when the Sowerby Bridge Library opened in 1905

Haigh, William
[18??-19??] Paper manufacturer at Severhills Mill, Ripponden [1905]

Haigh, William
[18??-1923] Son of Mr & Mrs W. Haigh of Sowerby Bridge.

He was vice consul of Yokohama.

He was killed in the Japanese earthquake of 1st September 1923

Haigh, William
[1802-1882] Born in Southowram.

Baptised in Southowram [August 1803].

He was a butcher & grocer [1822] / a grocer shop keeper at 9 Bank Top, Southowram [1861].

On 5th August 1822, he married Lucy Grace Naylor [1800-1868] in Halifax.


Lucy was baptised in Southowram [April 1800], the daughter of John Naylor
 

Children:

  1. David
  2. Frances [1840-1904] who married William Henry Nettleton
  3. Hannah [b 1832] who married Cain Priestley
  4. Henry [1834-1835] who aged 20 months and was buried with his parents
  5. William [b 1837]
  6. Joseph [b 1839]
  7. Martha [b 1840]

Lucy Grace died in Southowram [20th June 1868] (aged 68).

William died at Queens Road [14th January 1882] (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-C35], with grandson William Priestley [1853-14th July 1899]

Haigh, William
[1832-1872] Son of Charles Haigh.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [13th May 1832].

On 17th February 1857, he married Mary at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was his cousin
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Holt

The family lived at West Field House, Scholes.

William died 8th June 1872.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-J8].

In 1879, Mary married George Hemingway

Haigh, William
[1833-1905] Born in Southowram.

He was a clog maker (own account) [1859, 1901].

In 1859, he married Matilda Pickles [1859-1920] in Halifax.


Matilda was born in Clayton, the daughter of Ann [1803-13th February 1877] & Joseph Pickles
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 142 Southowram Bank [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Albert Holgate [b 1875] (boot maker).

William died in Southowram [6th November 1905] (aged 72).

Matilda died in Halifax [31st May 1920] (aged 82).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-JKC] with Matilda's mother Ann Pickles

Haigh, William
[1836-1883] Of Halifax.

Born in Halifax [8th April 1836].

He was a tailor & draper [1858].

In 1858, he married (1) Elizabeth Foster [1833-1875] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1858]
  2. Foster
  3. Jane [b 1862]
  4. Walter [1866-24th December 1870]
  5. Willie [1872-1902]

Elizabeth died 7th March 1875 (aged 42).

In 1877, William married (2) Maria in Halifax.


Maria (nee Rhodes) was the widow of Mr Mallinson
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1878]

The family lived at 39 Woolshops [1881]

Elizabeth died 7th March 1875 (aged 42).

William died 4th November 1883.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-A22]

Haigh, Rev William
[1841-1917] Minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby for 46 years [1864-1910].

During his pastorate, a new school [1874] and a new chapel [1875] were built.

He resigned in 1910. It is said that he came to a membership of 70, and left 210.

He married Nanny [1841-1904].

Children:

  1. Anne [1863-1920] who married Fred Fielden
  2. Willie [1865-1871]
  3. Florence [1869-1943] who married William Firth
  4. Frances Edna [1872-1881]
  5. child who died in infancy
  6. child who died in infancy
  7. Laura [1876-1901]

Rev Haigh died 4th March 1917.

Members of the family were buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby.

See Rev Peter Scott

Haigh, William
[1846-1892] Of Halifax.

He married Ann [1840-1917].

Children:

  1. Martha Ellen [1865-11th February 1874]
  2. David who died in infancy
  3. Clara [1869-7th October 1957]

William died 19th November 1892 (aged 56).

Ann died 15th March 1917 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B8]

Haigh, William
[1848-1933] Born in Ripponden.

He was wholesale and retail draper [1891] / draper and paper maker [1901] / draper and cardboard & twine manufacturer [1911] / founder of William Haigh Limited / co-founder [?] of John Hadwen & Sons Limited.

In 1875, he married Martha Ann Howe.


Martha Ann was the daughter of David Howe
 

Children:

  1. Frances Hannah [b 1876] who married [12th June 1907] Samuel Wesley Bowness (chemist) from Newcastle
  2. Susan Ellen [b 1878] who married George Gill
  3. Louisa [b 1880]
  4. Florence [b 1882]
  5. Alice [b 1885]
  6. Maria [b 1886]
  7. Agnes Emily [b 1889]
  8. William [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • Leverhills, Soyland with his father-in-law [1881]
  • 28 Kerr Cottage, Washer Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • Raven Lodge, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £7,931

Haigh, William
[1859-1???] Son of Matthew Haigh, joiner.

Born in Northowram.

He was a warper of Northowram [1879] / a carpet order packer [1881] / a damask weaving overlooker [1891] / a damask overlooker [1901].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Mary Louisa Eggleston at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Louisa, of Southowram, was born in Pontefract, the daughter of
John Eggleston
 

Children:

  1. Frances Elizabeth E. who was a worsted spinner [1891], a damask weaver [1901]
  2. Thomas H [b 1882] who was a sizer creeler carpet works [1901]
  3. Ernest Willie
  4. Arthur
  5. Mortinton
  6. Lucy [b 1894]
  7. Edith A [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 60 Southowram Bank, Southowram [1881]
  • 3 Cockcroft's Court, Northowram [1891]
  • 1 St Mark's Street, Boothtown [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was brother-in-law Wilfred T Eggleston [b 1882] (wire strander, wire mills).

Sons Ernest Willie, Arthur & Mortinton died in World War I

Haigh, William
[1869-19??] Landlord of the Pack Horse, Southowram [1910, 1935]

Haigh, William Herbert
[1887-1915] Son of Joe William Haigh.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Hill 60 [18th April 1915].

He is remembered on the family grave at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A11], and on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20]

Haigh, Willie
[18??-1948] In 1914, he became manager of William Edleston Limited. When he took over, he abandoned unprofitable products and moved to modern, fashionable fabrics. The business was still under his direction at the firm's centenary in 1948.

He died shortly afterwards

Haigh, Wilson
[19??-19??] He was Mayor of Halifax [1963-1964]

 

The Haigh family of Inchfield
The family were involved in coal mining.

See Foul Clough Coal Mine, Todmorden and Inchfield Coal Mines

The Haigh family of Norland
The family came originally from Scotland. They settled in Norland.

In 1536, they were listed as landowners in the composition for Great Tithes in the parish.

They became a very wealthy family, making their fortunes in wool. They moved into the landed gentry. They acquired land and property in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Wales, including

Members of the family have included George Haigh and William Haigh

The Haigh family of Southowram

Haigh surname
The surname is derived from the element haigh.

Roger del Hagh is recorded at Elland in 1344.

There are over 170 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Haigh, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Haigh:


Marriages 1800, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1899, 1900, 1907, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1934, 1936; Deaths 1808, 1875, 1899, 1900, 1907
 

See Reuben Haigh



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