Hinchcliffe ...

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Hinchcliffe, ArthurRef 349-747
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, ArthurRef 349-3158
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]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso, Dizzi Martin & Bob Naylor

Hinchcliffe, DanielRef 349-1238
A wheelwright in Shelf.

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

Susannah came from Shelf

Hinchcliffe, EllenRef 349-13
Born in Rastrick.

For her burial, the Lister Lane Archives record her as a spinster.

In 1861, she was a woollen weaver listed at Delf Hill, Halifax, the wife of William Hinchcliffe [b Rastrick 1817] (woollen weaver).

Living with them was uncle Thomas Hinchcliffe [b Rastrick 1839].

In 1871, she was listed as an unmarried / head of household / lodging house keeper living at 7 Prescott Place, Halifax.

Living with her was boarder Albert Scholefield [b Rastrick 1848] (vaultsman).

In 1881, she was listed as single / housekeeper / head of household at 4 Union St South, Halifax with lodgers:

  • James Oliver [b Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland 1852]  (carpet manufacturer) 
  • George Hanson [b Halifax 1848] (wine merchant manager) 
  • James Riley [b Halifax 1853] (silk dresser) 
  • William Squires [b Halifax 1859] (electrician) 

Ellen died 28th December 1890 (aged 71)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2385] with Absalom Walshaw

Does anyone know anything about Ellen's early life or of any link between her and the Walshaw family?

Hinchcliffe, ElyRef 349-6
Son of
William Hinchcliffe.

Born in Stainland [27th April 1830].

He was a wool comber [1851] / a slubber [1871].

In [Q3] 1858, he married Anne Sharp [1839-1???] in Halifax.

Anne was born in Hipperholme


  1. Eliza Alice [b 1860]
  2. Rachel [b 1862]
  3. John William [4th March 1863-16th April 1895] who was  buried with his parents
  4. Samuel [b 1866]
  5. Sarah Annie [1869-8th January 1953]
  6. George Edward [1871-29th December 1944]
  7. Mary Elizabeth [1874-23rd May 1906] who was buried with  her parents
  8. Clara [1877-19th September 1929]

They lived at

  • Beestonley Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1871]
  • Laithe Field, Barkisland [1892]

Eli died 12th March 1892.

Ann died 5th November 1912 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/290].

The children () were buried in a separate grave [Grave Ref: S3/530]

Hinchcliffe, Fred SmartRef 349-7
Born in Linthwaite / Slaithwaite.

He was a brickyard labourer [1891] / publican (own account) at the Royal Oak, Claremount [1901,  1905] / landlord of the Crown Tavern, Halifax [1905-1910] / a joiner's labourer [1911].

In 1895, he married Maria [1874-19??].

Maria was born in Edinburgh


  1. Austin [b 1898] who was an errand boy [1911]
  2. Christine [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 8 Neville Street, Northowram (with his mother Harriet  (1846-1935) & her husband Richard Styzaker [1849-1917]) [1891]
  • 24 Back Smith Street, New Bank, Halifax [1911]

Hinchcliffe, FrederickRef 349-1261
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, GeorgeRef 349-10

He married Hannah [1825-1893].


  1. Annie [1858-1866]

George died 13th November 1889 (aged 61).

Hannah died 16th February 1893 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 875]

Hinchcliffe, JamesRef 349-11
Of Lightcliffe.

Recorded in 1854, when he was attacked by Thomas Walker, George Mitchell & George Gledhill, for refusing to give a stick of the celery which he had exhibited at Hipperholme Flower Show

Hinchcliffe, JohnRef 349-4
Born in Stainland.

He was a tailor [1851].

Around 1829, he married Hannah [1786-1857].

Hannah was born in Stainland


  1. John [b 1829] who was a carpet weaver [1851] – (possibly) John Hinchcliffe

They lived at Stainland Square, Stainland [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was granddaughter Delila Hinchcliffe [b 1836] (woollen burler) 

John died 1st March 1854 (aged 61).

Hannah died 4th July 1857 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S1/82]

Hinchcliffe, JohnRef 349-3
(Possibly) son of
John Hinchcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

He was a hand loom weaver (woollen) [1861].

In [Q4] 1855, he married Alice Jagger [1835-1896] in Halifax.

Alice was born in Stainland [17th May 1834]


  1. William [b 1858] who was a joiner [1881]
  2. John [b 1861]

They lived at Cross, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1861].

John died 8th July 1862 (aged 34).

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S2/64]

In [Q2] 1872, Alice married (2) William Lumb in Halifax.

Hinchcliffe, JohnRef 349-12
Born in Birstal, Leeds.

He was a master tin plate worker employing 2 men & 1 boy [1881] / an iron & tin plate worker [1891].

He married Melinda [1830-1899].

Melinda was born in Bradley, Yorkshire


  1. Herbert [1869-1870]
  2. Ann [1854-1896] who was a shop assistant for her father  [1891]
  3. Emma [b 1865] who was a brush maker [1891]

The family lived at 8 Lister Lane, Halifax [1881, 1891].

John died 1st February 1893 (aged 62).

Melinda died 31st December 1899 (aged 69).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2531]

Hinchcliffe, John FrederickRef 349-8
Partner in
Hinchcliffe, Kaye & Jagger [1909]

Hinchcliffe, Rev JonasRef 349-1582
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].


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  8. Harriot [1797-1799]
  9. Manoah [1801] who died in his first year

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Hinchcliffe, JosephRef 349-3472
Heywood records that

Hinchcliffe hanged himself after being accused of being a witch

This & associated entries use material contributed by Kai Roberts

Hinchcliffe, Joseph EdgarRef 349-749
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 NapierRef 349-2
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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Hinchcliffe, SarahRef 349-678
of Barnsley.

She married John Carr

Hinchcliffe, Sydney TaylorRef 349-3724
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

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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso

Hinchcliffe, T. E.Ref 349-1254
A warp maker in Halifax.

Recorded in May 1873, when his business went into liquidation

Hinchcliffe, ThomasRef 349-1608
Aka Tom.

Son of William Hinchcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

His father and 5 of his brothers were good musicians.

Thomas played the clarionette, and became a well-known professional vocalist.

On 20th July 1843, he married Emily Holroyd [1823-1907].

Emily came from Rastrick


  1. Eliza Alice [d 1854]
  2. Frances Emily [d 1854]

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.

Thomas died 12th May 1880 (aged 60).

Emily died 6th May 1907 (aged 84).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1853] with James Walker

Question: Does anyone know whether / how the Walker & Hinchcliffe families are related?


Hinchcliffe, ThomasRef 349-3681
Known as Tom.

Born in Warrington.

He enlisted in Halifax, and served 12 years in the 9th Lancers [23rd November 1886-18th November 1898].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Mary Walsh [1872-1954] in Halifax.

Mary was the daughter of
James B. Walsh

They lived at 2 Mile Cross Place, Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax.

On 29th December 1899, Thomas re-enlisted into 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, 3rd Battalion The Imperial Yeomanry as a Private; three weeks later [20th January 1900] he was promoted to Sergeant. He went to South Africa [28th January 1900].

He was a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant with the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer Wars.

He was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal He died at sea from enteric fever [23rd May 1901], on his way home aboard the SS Mongolian.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, on West View Park War Memorial, and on his wife's family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,392 18/9d.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary.

In 1909, Mary married (2) Alfred Percy Hampson in Tynemouth, Northumberland

This & associated entries use material contributed by Lair Behr & Derrick Habergham

Hinchcliffe, UriahRef 349-1241
A beerseller in Halifax.

Recorded in April 1855, when he was declared bankrupt

Hinchcliffe, WilliamRef 349-3180
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, WilliamRef 349-5
Born in Stainland.

He was a tailor [1841, 1851, 1861].

Around 1821, he married Mary [1797-18??].

Mary was born in Stainland


  1. Thomas [b 1821] who was a tailor [1841]
  2. Rachel [b 1826] who was a wool feeder [1841]
  3. Rebecca [b 1829] who was a cotton twister [1841]
  4. Sam [b 1831]
  5. Ely
  6. William [1832-21st May 1849] who was a wool comber [1851]  
  7. Joseph [1834-12th October 1852]
  8. Sidney [b 1837] who was a woollen piecer [1851], a  woollen spinner [1861]
  9. John [1840-27th May 1861] who was a pianoforte tuner  [1861]
  10. James [1841-10th August 1843]

They lived at

  • Priestley Alley, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1841, 1851]
  • Town, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was grandson Samuel Hirst [b 1846] (woollen spinner).

The children () were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland


Hinchcliffe surnameRef 349-1
A variant of the surname Hinchliffe.

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

There are 26 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hinchcliffe, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Hinchcliffe

Marriages 1861, 1906, 1936


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