Hinchcliffe ...

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

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Arthur Hinchcliffe [1880-1914]
Arthur Hinchcliffe [1880-1963]
Daniel Hinchcliffe [1???-18??]
Frederick Hinchcliffe [1877-1894]
Rev Jonas Hinchcliffe [1765-1833]
Joseph Hinchcliffe [16??-1674]
Joseph Edgar Hinchcliffe [1896-1916]
Priestley Napier Hinchcliffe [1854-19??]
Sarah Hinchcliffe [17??-18??]
Sydney Taylor Hinchcliffe [1837-1916]
T. E. Hinchcliffe [18??-1???]
Thomas Hinchcliffe [18??-19??]
Thomas Hinchcliffe [1820-1880]
Uriah Hinchcliffe [1???-18??]
William Hinchcliffe [1???-1???]

Hinchcliffe, Arthur
[1880-1914] Son of Mary & John Hinchcliffe of Halifax.

He worked for Hartley & Sugden Limited.

He served in the South African campaign.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action [29th October 1914] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 51 & 53].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hinchcliffe, Arthur
[1880-1963] Son of Sydney Taylor Hinchcliffe.

Born in Barkisland.

He was pianoforte tuner [1901] / a teacher of music and teacher of singing in Halifax / Professor of Singing [1911].

His pupils included Horace Sykes and Walter Widdop.

In 1907, he married Dorothy Rixson from London, in Eccleshall Bierlow.

The family lived at

  • 222 Savile Park Road, Halifax [1936]
  • (possibly) 18 Stafford Parade, Halifax [1903]
  • 35 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Montana, Savile Park Road [1936]

Hinchcliffe, Daniel
[1???-18??] A wheelwright in Shelf.

On 2nd December 1834, he married Susannah Dale at Halifax Parish Church.

Susannah came from Shelf

Hinchcliffe, Frederick
[1877-1894] Of Upper Horley Green.

He worked as a presser at the Beacon Brick Works [1905] of Oates & Green Limited.

In April 1894, he and William Flynn, of the Old Model Lodging House, also a presser, were working at the Works when the floor gave way. Hinchliffe was thrown into a well under the pressing machine. The well was over 9 ft deep and contained about 4 ft of water at 120° produced by condensed steam. Hinchcliffe was immediately pulled out, but he was dead and his skin left the bones.

Dr William Charteris was called and said that Hinchcliffe must have died instantaneously.

Flynn saved himself by holding on to a pipe, though he was scalded about the eyes

Hinchcliffe, Rev Jonas
[1765-1833] A native of Holmfirth.

He trained at Northowram before becoming Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1794].

In 1801, he

left a divided congregation

and went to Haslingden. He moved to Allerton Chapel.

He later joined the General Baptists at Horton.

He married Ann [1775-1858].


  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
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  7. child who died in infancy
  8. Harriot [1797-1799]
  9. Manoah [1801] who died in his first year

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Hinchcliffe, Joseph
[16??-1674] Heywood records that

Hinchcliffe hanged himself after being accused of being a witch

Hinchcliffe, Joseph Edgar
[1896-1916] Born in Halifax.

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

He died 5th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A 7 6B].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hinchcliffe, Priestley Napier
[1854-19??] Son of James Hinchcliffe.

Born in Low Moor.

He was a servant at the Duchess of Kent public house, Sackville Street, Bradford [1891] / overlooker of worsted spinners [1891] / beerhouse keeper at the Bradford Arms, Halifax [1901] / landlord of the Bradford Hotel, Halifax [1905, 1911].

In 1891, he married Ann Morley [1854-1909] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).

Ann was from Ireland, the daughter of John Morley, factor.

She had an illegitimate daughter Jane Morley [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]



  1. Annie Lee [b 1893] who was a mill hand [1911]
  2. Charlie Napier [b 1896] who was a mechanic [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were visitor Alice Duffy [aged 17] (mill hand) and 33 lodgers

Hinchcliffe, Sarah
[17??-18??] of Barnsley.

She married John Carr

Hinchcliffe, Sydney Taylor
[1837-1916] Born in Stainland.

He was a worsted spinner and a woollen spinner [1901]

He married Unknown.


  1. Maria [b 1863]
  2. Kate [b 1870]
  3. Arthur

The family lived at Wood Side, Barkisland [1901]. In 1911, he was retired and living with his son in Halifax

Hinchcliffe, T. E.
[18??-1???] A warp maker in Halifax.

Recorded in May 1873, when his business went into liquidation

Hinchcliffe, Thomas
[18??-19??] He was a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant with the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer Wars.

He was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal

Hinchcliffe, Thomas
[1820-1880] Aka Tom.

Son of William Hinchcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

His father and 5 of his brothers were good musicians. He became a well-known vocalist. He played the clarionette.

On 20th July 1843, he married Emela Holroyd from Rastrick.


  1. a daughter [d 1856]
  2. a daughter [d 1856]

In 1848, he was appointed bass-singer at Leeds Parish Church, and was known as the Great Yorkshire Basso. He was invited to sing before Queen Victoria in London.

In 1856, after the death of his daughters, he left Leeds and became Bandmaster of the 4th West York Militia at Hull.

Around 1862, he was Bandmaster of Stainland Brass Band.

He was landlord of

In July 1878, he had an attack of paralysis at Walsden Railway Station from which he never fully recovered. He moved from Gauxholme to Walsden and then to Dombey Street, Halifax, where he died.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1853]

Hinchcliffe, Uriah
[1???-18??] A beerseller in Halifax.

Recorded in April 1855, when he was declared bankrupt

Hinchcliffe, William
[1???-1???] A tailor at Stainland. He was a musician.

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. son
  6. son

All his sons had musical abilities


Hinchcliffe surname
A variant of the surname Hinchliffe.

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

There are several entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hinchcliffe, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Hinchcliffe:

Marriages 1861, 1906, 1936

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 17:57 /4th October 2018 / mmh87 / 16709

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