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Hill, MrRef 177-3966
[18??-1???] He married Phoebe Anne [1835-19??]. Phoebe Anne was widowed by 1911.


  1. Mary Edwards [b 1860]

The family lived at 19 Balmoral Place, Halifax [1911]

Hill, AlbertRef 177-1565
[18??-19??] Established Albert Hill & Company

Hill, AlbertRef 177-954

Question: Does anyone know if this man is the same Albert Hill who established Albert Hill & Company?


Born in Bradford; baptised at St George's Church, Kidderminster [24th March 1847].

He was living in Halifax by 1851.

He was a cloth merchant in Halifax [1873] / in business at Commercial Street, Halifax [1881].

In [Q3] 1870, he married Mary Ann Burton [18??-1900] in Halifax.


  1. Albert W. [b 1872]
  2. Rowland Henry
  3. Marian Burton [b 1875]

The children were born in Halifax

They lived at

  • 11 Davy's Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • the Model Lodging House, Halifax (possibly the Old Model Lodging House) [1861]
  • 21 Milton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 25 Milton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 30 Heath Crescent, Free School Lane, Halifax [1901, where  Mary Ann died 1908]

In 1911, the widowed Albert was visiting Joseph Thomson, (retired worsted cloth manufacturer), at Norton Towers, Halifax.

Albert died in Halifax [Q1 1919].

Hill, Albert EdwardRef 177-4
[1865-19??] Son of James Hill, engine tenter.

Born in Warley.

He was a cabinet maker of Dam Head Cottages [1892] / a cabinet maker [1901] / a joiner & cabinet maker [1911].

On 3rd May 1892, he married Rachel Ackroyd [1868-1954] at St John the Evangelist, Warley.

Rachel, of Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Oliver Ackroyd, plumber

Rachel was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. James Oliver
  2. Millicent [1897-1997] who was a carpet fringer [1911]
  3. William Douglas [1903-1929]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

They lived at

  • 72 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 4 West View, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1915]

Hill, AlfredRef 177-3442
[1854-1???] Born in Kirkheaton.

He married Mary Ann Wood [1850-1???] from Mirfield.


  1. Sarah [b 1876]
  2. Alice [b 1877]
  3. Walter [b 1882]
  4. Thomas
  5. Ada [b 1888]
  6. Edith [b 1888]

Hill, AlfredRef 177-25
[1862-1???] Born in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

He was a fishmonger [1891] / a fishmonger (employer) [1901].

In [Q3] 1883, he married Mary Ann Midgley.

Mary Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of
William Beanland Midgley


  1. Alfred [b 1885] who was an assistant fishmonger [1901]
  2. Mary S. [b 1886]
  3. Ernest [b 1888]

They lived at

  • Hope Hall Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 31 Southgate, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was stepfather Emanuel Yates [b  1848] (farmer) 

Mary Ann died 18th November 1906 (aged 46), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2152] with her parents.

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

Hill, ArthurRef 177-31
[1887-1???] Son of John Henry Hill.

Born in Brighouse [21st November 1887].

He was a mechanic's errand boy [1901] / a French polisher [1911, 1921] / a house furnisher (maker & retail) [1939] / a furnisher in Commercial Street, Brighouse [1948].

The Yorkshire Observer [14th February 1948] reported a fire at the Brighouse premises

Bedroom suites and other articles of furniture valued at more than £500 were destroyed when fire broke out last night in a store-room at the premises of Arthur Hill, furnisher in Commercial Street, Brighouse. The N.F.S. prevented the spread of the outbreak to the main building in which there is more than £20,000 worth of antique and modern furniture.

The alarm was raised about 8 o'clock by a workman in an adjoining factory when he saw smoke coming from the shop


In [Q1] 1916, he married Annie Shaw [1890-19??] in Halifax.

Annie was born in Brighouse [24th April 1890]


They lived at

  • 13 Camm Street, Brighouse (living with his widowed mother) [1911]
  • 37 Piggott Street, Brighouse [1921, 1939]

Hill, BenjaminRef 177-15
[1851-1934] Son of Charles Hill.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a striper & grinder (cotton) [1881] / a cotton operative [1891] / a cotton grinder [1901] / a lap maker in cotton mill [1911].

In [Q1] 1876, he married Lucy Ann Ingham [1847-1938] in Halifax.

Lucy was born in Halifax.

She was a silk picker [1891]



  1. Fred [1877-1906] who was a silk band putter on [1891], a silk operative dresser [1901]

The family lived at Bank Street Cottage, Brighouse [1881]; Bank Street, Brighouse [1891]; 36 Bank Street, Brighouse [1901, 1911]

Benjamin died 21st January 1934 (aged 82).

Lucy Ann died 5th March 1938 (aged 90) 

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Hill, Betty NuttallRef 177-3890
[1747-1772] Daughter of Richard Hill

She inherited the bulk of the estate of her grandfather Samuel Hill, and she was to receive this inheritance when she came of age or married.

Samuel appointed five trustees:

The trustees were to run the estate and pay his debts and pay Richard Hill an income of £50 per year, so long he did not interfere in the upbringing of his daughter Betty Nuttall Hill who was in the guardianship of her grandmother Susan Kay (Nuttall) who also received £50 per year.

In 1767, she married John Bower and inherited the estate.

They had no children.

She died in 1772, and without having children, Samuel Hill's estate reverted back to the trustees. The case was taken to Chancery and was finally settle in 1793. After the death of Betty Kay, Richard Hill took up with Ann Wylde they lived together as man & wife. There was no legal marriage between them (this was determined by a separate court case), she is the wife mentioned in the Companion entry for Samuel Hill. They had two children Richard Holroyde Hill & Amelia Hill who married Charles Vincent.

Richard Hill's date of death is also given in the transcript as 1780

Hill, CharlesRef 177-2990
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1759]

Hill, CharlesRef 177-16
[1815-18??] Born in Kirkheaton.

He was a cotton dyer [1861].

He married Dorothy [1818-1???].

Dorothy was born in Kirkheaton


  1. John Henry [b 1850]
  2. Benjamin
  3. Jonathan [b 1854]
  4. Albert [b 1858]

They lived at

  • Mill Lane, Brighouse [1861]
  • Elland Road, Brighouse [1871]

Hill, Charles MarshallRef 177-3834
[1864-1903] LRCP, MRCS.

Son of John Edwards Hill.

Born in Skircoat [3rd March 1864].

On 27th April 1892, he married Edith Florence Hilda Louise Fox.

They lived at Priory Place, Doncaster.

He died of gastritis in Hong Kong [4th July 1903].

He was buried at Hong Kong

Hill, EdwardRef 177-1329
[1589-1668] MA.

He was rector of Crofton and vicar of Huddersfield. He was ejected and – being related to the Listers of Shibden Hall – moved to Shibden.

He married Ann [1615-1668].

The both died within 2 hours of each other on the same day in January 1668/9 and were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Hill, ElyRef 177-909
[17??-1???] Coiner

Hill, Sir EnochRef 177-H582
[1865-1942] JP, FCIS.

In 1909, he founded the Halifax & District Permanent Banking Company Limited.

See Johanna Axe and Northedge Park, Hipperholme

Hill, Ernest HattonRef 177-3743
[1861-1918] Son of John Edwards Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk to Hipperholme Council / solicitor / Coroner for Halifax and Huddersfield districts / Coroner for the Honour of Pontefract / Coroner for the West Riding [1905] / employed at military records in York.

In [Q1] 1892, he (possibly) married Emily Elizabeth Hoyle in Halifax.


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They lived at Savile Lawn, Halifax [1905]. During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following an operation for appendicitis at Fulford Military Hospital, York [11th April 1918]. His wife was present at his death.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2 34P/30].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hill, Ernest OswaldRef 177-7
[1880-1917] Son of George Hill.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1880].

He was a French polisher [1901] / employed by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.

He married Mary.

They lived at 20 Audley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915] and served as a Gunner with the 229th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed by a shell dropped in the doorway of the dugout [25th April 1917] (aged 36).

The Halifax Courier [12th May 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France [Grave Ref XV L 4]

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

Hill, EstherRef 177-2690
[1821-1???] Mill worker at (possibly) Thomas Taylor & Sons mill at Mixenden.

On 15th June 1839, she was brutally attacked by an overlooker at the mill – Joseph Sykes

Hill, Rev F. C.Ref 177-3716
[1???-19??] Curate at St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram [1928]

Hill, FrancisRef 177-1
[1803-18??] Born in Southowram.

He was a milk dealer [1871].

Around 1848, he married Rachel [1816-18??].

Rachel was born in Southowram


  1. Ellen [b 1848]
  2. Emma [b 1850]
  3. Frank [b 1852]
  4. Damon [b 1855]
  5. Shepherd

They lived at

  • Southowram [1871]
  • Rastrick [1881]

Hill, FredRef 177-11
[1885-1915] He was a butcher at Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society / a regular soldier with 6 years' service.

He lived at Melbourne Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he was called-up with the British Expeditionary Force [August 1914], and served as a Guardsman with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He was wounded in the right hand and captured by the Germans [November 1914].

He died as a POW [13th April 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref VII A 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Hill, G.Ref 177-5

During World War I, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died 20th May 1919.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E U 35]

Hill, GeorgeRef 177-12
[1854-19??] Son of John Hill.

Born in Frome, Somerset.

He was a plasterer [1881] / a foreman plasterer [1891, 1901] / a slater & plasterer [1911].

In 1876, he married Mary Jane Russell [1857-19??] in Knaresborough.

Mary Jane was born in Harrogate, the daughter of Christopher Russell, club steward


  1. Walter Dyson [b 1877] who was a warehouseman [1891], a  wool warehouseman [1901]
  2. Herbert R. [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  3. Hill Ernest
  4. George Edward [b 1883] who was an under groom [1901], a  brass moulder's labourer [1911]
  5. Frederick Arthur [b 1885] who was a mill mechanic [1901]
  6. Olive May [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  7. Florence Ethel [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  8. Clarice [b 1890] who was a coating weaver [1911]
  9. Lewis Clifford [b 1893] who was a brass moulders  apprentice [1911]
  10. Horace [b 1894] who was a worsted reeler [1911]
  11. Gertrude [b 1896] who was a jeweller enameller [1911]
  12. Bernard Wallace [b 1899]
  13. Stanley Redvers [b 1901]

They lived at

  • Claro Club, Prospect Crescent, Harrogate [with Mary  Jane's family 1881]
  • 8 Mill Thorn Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Rose Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 82 Violet Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed father-in-law Christopher Russell [b Hazenby near Toppliff, Yorkshire 1833] (club steward) 

Hill, GeorgeRef 177-23
[1856-1920] Born in Ovenden.

He was a leather currier [1881] / a leather cutter [1891] / a leather currier [1901] / a leather belt maker [1911].

He married Maria [1854-1914].


  1. Edith [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Roland [1880-1885]
  3. Robert [b 1881] who was a butcher [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1883]
  5. Jane [b 1887] who was a laundress [1911]
  6. Alice [b 1889] who was a weaver [1911], a worsted spinner  [1901]
  7. Lois [1890-1918]
  8. William [b 1892] who was a mechanic [1911]

They lived at

  • 33 Woodhead Street, Ovenden [1881]
  • 37 Holmes Terrace, Ovenden [1891]
  • 180 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Victor Terrace, Pellon Lane [1911]

Maria died 2nd July 1914 (aged 60).

George died 9th March 1920 (aged 64).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3837] with Herbert [died in infancy 1864], son of John Naylor

Hill, GeorgeRef 177-9
[1895-1918] He was the adopted son of Thomas Reynolds of Cudworth, Barnsley.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 14th April 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII I 189]

Hill, GeorgeRef 177-3443
[1914-1892] Son of Thomas (Tom) Hill.

He married (1) Hilda Smith.

He married (2) Emily Briggs

Hill, George HaighRef 177-7400
[1789-1843] Of Rastrick.

Born in Almondbury,

On 21st November 1813, he married Esther Farrar in Almondbury.

Esther was born in Birstall, the daughter of
Edward Farrar


  1. John [1824-1847] who was born in Birstall

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Hill, GreenRef 177-3584
[18??-19??] On 5th November 1904, he married Gertrude, daughter of Joe Oates, at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Hill, HarryRef 177-14
[18??-1915] He worked for Graham & Fleming

He married Unknown.


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The family lived at Waterloo Street, Boothtown.

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, HarryRef 177-8
[1887-1918] Son of John Edward Hill.

He was a member of the Railway Mission Room, Halifax / a worsted spinner [1901] / a stuff merchant's warehouseman [1911] / employed by Scarborough, Nephew & Company.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Ada Clayton [1890-19??] in Halifax.

Ada was born in Halifax.

She was a cotton twister [1911]


Child: Ronald [b 1915]

They lived at

  • 23 Parliament Street, Halifax
  • 2 Salisbury Place, Boothtown [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted [5th June 1916] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was in France from 11th April 1917. He was wounded on 3 occasions.

He died of an abscess on the brain in Queen Mary military hospital at Whalley [13th September 1918] (aged 31).

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [A 8 87].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, HenryRef 177-28
[1830-1886] Born in Halifax.

He was a tanner & currier [1871] / a horse tamer employing 6 men [1881].

He married (1) Rebecca [1833-18??].

Rebecca was born in Halifax


  1. Emily [b 1857] who was a book sewer [1871]
  2. Henry [b 1860] who was a journeyman currier [1881]
  3. Annie [b 1862] who was a dressmaker [1881]
  4. Rowland [1864-1865]
  5. Christiana [1866-1867]
  6. Henrietta [b 1869]
  7. George [b 1880]

He (possibly) married (2) Sarah.


  1. Annie [1885-1886]

The family lived at

  • 17 Raglan Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 29 Raglan Street, Halifax [1881]

Henry died 15th October 1886 (aged 56).

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2206] with William Schofield [1808-1867]

Hill, Henry de FerneauxRef 177-740
[1876-1915] Born in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

He lived at Cannon Street, Shade.

He married Unknown.


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During World War I, served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was struck blow on the head

probably by a spy

whilst he was guarding a railway tunnel at Hullavington, Chipping Sodbury.

He died in hospital in Farnworth [27th November 1915].

He was buried at St James's Churchyard, New Bury, Lancashire [A 20].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church

Hill, HerbertRef 177-6
[1883-1917] Son of Caroline & Frank Hill of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Jane Ellen Watts in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 40th Motor Ambulance Convoy Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 14th July 1917 (aged 34).

He was (possibly) buried at Blaisy-Bas Churchyard, France [South-West Corner].

Jane Ellen married Mr Walker.

They lived at 51 Elland Road, Brighouse

Hill, HerbertRef 177-22
[1904-1991] Landlord of the West Bottom Tavern, Norland [1936-1962]

Hill, HoraceRef 177-288
[1907-1974] Son of Rowland Hill.

He was a furnaceman.

On 2nd October 1930, he married Minnie Horrobin at Halifax Parish Church.

Minnie was the daughter of John Thomas Horrobin

They lived at St Peter Street, Halifax

Hill, Canon J. B.Ref 177-863
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1897-1898]

Hill, JackRef 177-3441
[1912-1943] Son of Thomas (Tom) Hill.

He was educated at Siddal Council School / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Transport.

In 1935, he married Alice Clark [1912-1979].


  1. Thomas Greenwood [b 1939]

The family lived at Oxford Terrace, Siddal.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Corps of Signals.

He died in a Japanese POW camp in Maluku, Indonesia [12th September 1943] (aged 31).

He was buried at Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia [Grave Ref 14 A 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, JamesRef 177-1335
[16??-17??] Of Soyland.

He was a clothier.

Around 1694, he acquired Hoyle Bank Farm.

He married Deborah [1657-1741].

Child: Samuel

Deborah is mentioned on Samuel's Hill family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Hill, James OliverRef 177-3
[1893-1916] Son of Albert Edward Hill.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / a colour blender (worsted spinning) [1911] / head of the colour mixing department of Arthur Siddall,  worsted spinners, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916] and served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers

He went to France [October 1916], and served with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [5th November 1916].

The Halifax Courier [16th December 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII A 19]

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Hill, Rev James RobertRef 177-1110
[18??-1904] MA.

He was educated at St John's College Oxford before becoming Curate at Brighouse [1890] and Fifth Vicar of Lightcliffe [28th May 1897].

The new Vicarage was built during his incumbency.

He resigned in July 1903.

He died September 1904

Hill, JohnRef 177-910
[17??-1???] Coiner

Hill, JohnRef 177-H84
[1777-1813] A cotton spinner from North Dean, Greetland.

On 25th December 1810, he (possibly) married Susannah Fleeming from Norland, at Halifax Parish Church.


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He was one of the members of a Luddite gang charged with stealing firearms from George Haigh. He was also charged with frame-breaking.

At the trial, Hill said that he was present at the robbery, but did not take an active part in the crime. The judge directed that, because he was present, he was equally guilty.

He was executed at the Tyburn, York on 26th January 1813.

His brother escaped being apprehended by the authorities. John's widow said that both John and his brother had been forced to take part in the robbery. John had been forced from his bed by the Gang. She followed them for half-a-mile, in a state of undress, until they threatened to blow her brains out if she did not go back home.

Shillitoe visited his widow

Hill, JohnRef 177-3569
[18??-19??] Son of Lancelot Porter Hill.

Landlord of the Black Horse, Clifton [1935]

Hill, JohnRef 177-13
[1832-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a leather currier [1881].

He married Sarah Ann [1834-1???].

Sarah Ann was born in Halifax

Child: George

They lived at 2 Raglan Street, Halifax [1881]

Hill, JohnRef 177-3839
[1835-1901] Born in Forfarshire, Scotland.

He was a ventilating engineer / a partner in Hill & Hey [1874].

In 1874, he and John Edwards Hey patented a design for improvements in ventilators.

On 26th October 1858, he married Ann Esther Hey [1839-1890] in Halifax.

Ann Esther was the sister of John Edwards Hey


  1. Charles W. [b 1870]
  2. John B. [b 1872]

The family lived at 201 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law Matthew Hey [b  1847] (unemployed, formerly in the Army).

John died in Halifax

Hill, JohnRef 177-3490
[1850-1???] Born in Bishopsthorpe.

He was A flag cutter [1881].

He married Mary [1850-1???] from Queensbury. Mary was innkeeper at the Crown & Cushion, Halifax [1891]


  1. Amy [b 1877]
  2. Walter

The family lived at

  • Ann Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 32 Winding Road, Halifax [1891]

Hill, John EdwardRef 177-21
[1861-19??] Son of Thomas Hill, mechanic.

Born in Halifax.

He was a driver of Cross Field, Halifax [1881] / a waggon driver for dye house [1881] / a horse driver [1891] / a railway carter [1901] / a carter for railway company [1911].

In [Q1] 1881, he married Ellen Pollard [1861-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ellen, of Ovenden, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Cain Pollard, dyer

She was a winder at cotton mill [1881] / a worsted drawer [1891]


Child: Harry

They lived at

  • 6 Barstow Road, Northowram [1881]
  • 21 Drying Houses, Northowram [1891]
  • 26 Lime Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 South Darley Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Lee Mount, Halifax [1918]

Hill, John EdwardsRef 177-3513
[1832-1901] Son of Richard Hill.

Halifax solicitor [1879].

On 11th August 1858, he married Phoebe Ann, daughter of Joseph Hatton at St Jude's, Islington.


  1. Mary [b 1860]
  2. Ernest Hatton
  3. Charles Marshall

The family lived at

He died at home from a heart attack on Easter Monday, 8th April 1901. He died intestate.

See Halifax Ragged School and Quellyn Slate Quarry Company

Hill, John HenryRef 177-1508
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Gaunt, Foster & Hill [1934].

He qualified in May 1914

Hill, John HenryRef 177-32
[1849-1909] Son of Dorothy [1817-19??] & Charles Hill [1814-1???], cotton dyer.

Born in Kirkheaton [Q4 1849].

He was a stationary engine tenter [1901].

In [Q4] 1870, he (possibly) married Martha Elizabeth Wilkinson [1850-19??] in Huddersfield.

Martha Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield


  1. Elizabeth [b 1872] who married Henry Mackenzie [b   1876] (mechanic boiler maker 1901) 
  2. Edith Dorothy [b 1879] who was silk doubler [1901], a  matron (children's home) [1911]
  3. John Thomas [b 1882] who was a mechanic's apprentice  [1901]
  4. Arthur

The 1911 census shows that they had had 6 children of whom 4 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • 19 Stanley Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 13 Camm Street, Brighouse [1911]

John Henry died in Halifax [Q1 1909] (aged 60) 

Hill, JosephRef 177-20
[1802-1869] Born in Manchester.

He was a tailor [1841] / landlord of the Spa Inn, Cragg Vale [1851 to 1869].

He married Sarah.

Sarah was born in Sowerby

Child: William

Joseph died 29th January 1869.

Sarah died at Cragg Vale [28th December 1872].

The couple were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Hill, JosephRef 177-27
[1812-1881] Born in Halifax.

He was a machine maker [1841, 1851, 1861].

He married (1) Sarah [1812-1851].


  1. Jane [b 1837]

Sarah died 24th September 1851 (aged 39).

In [Q4] 1853, he married (2) Alice [1790-1873] in Halifax.

Alice (née Greenwood) was born in Halifax.

She was the widow of Joseph Brearley, and had 2 daughters by her first marriage:

  • Priscilla Brearley [1841-1861]
  • Sophia Brearley [1844-1858]

They lived at

  • Gibbet Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 4 Foundry Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 3 Clarence Street, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was daughter-in-law Sophia Brearley [1844-1858] (brush maker)  & granddaughter Ann Firth [b 1854].

Alice died 8th May 1873 (aged 83).

Joseph died 20th July 1881 (aged 69).

He and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2867] with Sophia Brearley & Priscilla Brearley

Hill, JosephRef 177-18
[1833-1905] Born in Norland [29th January 1833].

He was a coal merchant [1871] / a coal dealer [1881] / a coal merchant [1891] / living on wife's earnings [1901].

Around 1861, he married Sarah Ann [1843-1914].

Sarah Ann was born in Greetland [29th October 1843].

She was a dress maker [1881] / a laundress [1891].


Child: Elizabeth [16th January 1877-10th July 1891] who was a sewing machinist [1891].

They lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871, 1881]
  • Rochdale Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • 187 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Joseph died 22nd May 1905.

Sarah Ann died 29th August 1914.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A6]

Hill, JosephRef 177-26
[1840-1866] Son of Charles Hill.

He was a guard [1866].

In 1863, he married Abigail Fitton in Halifax.

Abigail was born in Halifax 5th April 1838, the daughter of
Robert Fitton


  1. Mary Ann [b Wakefield 2nd February 1865; d Halifax 2nd May 1867] who was buried buried with her father

Joseph died 19th June 1866 (aged 26).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2419].

In [Q1] 1872, Abigail married William Tordoff in Halifax

Hill, JoshuaRef 177-854
[1660-1739] Curate at Southowram [1698, 1703] and Vicar of Lightcliffe [1706].

The Northowram Register records that he

had bin blind & unfit to preach a long time, & the chapel oft empty

He was buried at Lightcliffe

Hill, Lancelot PorterRef 177-3570
[1868-1945] Born in Whitehaven.

He was a farmer in Cumberland [1924].

In 1924, he declined an invitation from Sir George Armytage to become tenant at Kirklees Home Farm.

In 1935, he accepted and moved to Kirklees.

In 1895, he married Sarah Ann Mattinson in Cumberland.


  1. John
  2. Jane

Hill, MabelRef 177-3436
[19??-19??] She set a women's endurance roller-skating record of 52 hours.

The record was broken by Mary Quinn of Deganwy, who skated for 53 hours at the Victory Rink, Sowerby Bridge

Hill, MichaelRef 177-24
[1846-19??] Born in Kirkheaton.

He was a silk spinner / a spun silk mill manager [1911].

In 1868, he married Mary Ann [1847-19??].

Mary Ann was born in Brighouse


  1. Clara [1868-1???] who married Albert Ainsworth
  2. Gladys [b 1888]

They lived at 93 Centre Vale, Triangle, Halifax [1911]

Hill, RichardRef 177-3911

On 24th March 1831, he married Mary Edwards.

Mary was the daughter of
John Edwards

Child: John Edwards

Hill, RichardRef 177-1010
[17??-1780] Of Kebroyd.

Son of Samuel Hill.

In 1746, he went into partnership with his father at Kebroyd Mills.

Richard left to set up in business on his own.

He employed John Collier in his office. Sam Hill disagreed with the large salary which Collier earned.

In 1787 and 1788, he was mentioned in the Bankruptcy column of newspapers.

He married (1) Betty [1728-1747], daughter of Susan (née Nuttall) & Roger Kay of Bury.


  1. Samuel [1746-1756]
  2. Betty Nuttall

After Betty's death, Richard took up with Ann Wylde – whom Samuel Hill considered to be unsuitable. They lived together as man and wife. There was no legal marriage between them (as was determined by a separate court case).

This and his failure in business led to his being estranged from his father and subsequently disinherited and excluded from Sam's will. The bulk of Samuel's estate was to go to Richard's daughter Betty Nuttall.


  1. Richard Holroyde
  2. Amelia who married Charles Vincent

The family lived at Kebroyd Hall, Soyland which his father built for Richard.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Wife Betty and son Samuel are mentioned on the family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Hill, RobertRef 177-29
[1801-1871] Born in Halifax.

He was a currier [1841] / a master currier employing 1 man & 4 boys [1851] / a currier employing 5 men & 2 boys [1861] / a tanner & currier [1871].

He married Martha Seed [1802-1889].

Martha was born in Low Moor


  1. William [b 1825]
  2. Henry [b 1830] who was a currier [1851]
  3. Ann [b 1828]
  4. Harriett [b 1833]
  5. John [1837-1863] who was a currier [1861, 1863]  
  6. Emma [b 1840] who was a school teacher [1861]
  7. Hannah [1843-1919] who never married  
  8. Roland [b 1846] who was a currier [1861]

The family lived at

  • Cavalry Field Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Saville Row, Halifax [1851]
  • 6 Saville Row, Halifax [1861]
  • 13 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was Martha's widowed mother Nancy Seed [b 1769] (invalid).

Living with them [in 1871] was Robert's widowed mother Ann Greenwood [b 1828].

Robert died 29th October 1871 (aged 70).

Martha died 27th September 1889 (aged 87).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2266]

Hill, Rev Robert JosephRef 177-1126
[1855-1???] Or Rev R. J. Hill.

Born in Whitby, Yorkshire.

He was Congregational Minister [1891] / Minister at Waring Green Congregational Church [1892].

In 1883, he married Rachel Holden [1860-1???] in Rochdale.

Rachael was born in Rochdale

Child: Dorothy [b Brighouse 1895].

They lived at

  • Fern Place, Henry Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • Mickleby, Whitby [1901]
  • The Manse, Mickleby, North Yorkshire [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Holden [b 1849]

Hill, RowlandRef 177-358
[1881-1945] Born in Leeds.

In [Q3] 1905, he married Kate Eliza Wormald [1885-1957] in Halifax.

His wife was recorded as Kate Eliza (Wormald) at her baptism but as Eliza Kate (Hill) on her death certificate


  1. twins Richard [b 1905]
  2. Susan [1905-1956] who married Jack Cameron
  3. Horace
  4. Lilly [b 1912]
  5. Annie Joan [b 1920]
  6. Marjory Jean [b 1925]

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church

Hill, Rowland HenryRef 177-276
[1873-1952] Son of Albert Hill.

Born in Halifax.

Landscape painter in oils and watercolours.

During a family holiday at Runswick Bay, Rowland met artist Ralph Hedley who helped and encouraged him with his art.

His father insisted on his joining the family business, but allowed him to attend classes at Halifax School of Art and at Bradford Technical College.

He was a woollen merchant [1891] / an artist (painter) own account / a woollen merchant [1901] / an artist (painter) / a woollen cloth merchant [1911] / a member of the Halifax Art Society / a member of the Staithes group of Artists / a student at Sir Herbert von Herkomer's Art School in Bushey,  Hertfordshire [1905] / President of the British Water Colour Society.

From 1897, he exhibited at the Royal Academy.

In 1938, Rowland and son Peter sailed 1st class on the MS Betancuria from Tenerife to London [arriving 27th December 1938].

In 1908, he married Dorothy Hester Turner at St Michael's Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.

Dorothy came from a wealthy Sheffield family.

The couple met in Runswick Bay



  1. Peter Rowland [b 1910] who was a company secretary [1938]

They lived at

  • 21 Milton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 25 Milton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 30 Free School Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • Ellerby Lodge, Hunderwell, Yorkshire [1936, 1938]

In 1911, the family were at Blacker, Horsforth Avenue, Bridlington visiting widowed mother-in-law Abigail Turner [1848-19??].

Rowland died in Scarborough [5th September 1952].

He was buried at Christ Church, Ugthorpe, Yorkshire.

Hill, SamuelRef 177-H252
[1678-1759] A prosperous worsted manufacturer and merchant of Making Place.

See The Letter Books of Joseph Holroyd & Sam Hill

Hill, ShepherdRef 177-17
[1857-1932] Son of Francis Hill.

He was a cotton spinner at Camm's Mill, Brookfoot.

He married Jane [1859-1881].


  1. Alfred [1879-1881] who died aged 2 years & 6 months

The family lived in Southowram.

On 21st July 1881, Jane's body was found in the canal, and 10 minutes later, that of the infant Alfred was found.

The Inquest returned a verdict of Wilful murder of her son against Jane, and that she had drowned herself while in an unsound state of mind.

Jane & Alfred were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [F A1].

Shepherd died Q1 1932 (aged 75) 

Hill, Rev StephenRef 177-10
[1855-1937] Born in Kidderminster [1st October 1855].

He was Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1908-1921].

In 1900, he married Frances Jane Barker [1872-1919] in Leeds.

Frances Jane was born in Arthington

Frances Jane died at St James Vicarage, Halifax [Q1 1919].

Stephen died in Coventry [6th February 1937].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3 Q 13]

Hill, Rev T.Ref 177-220
[1???-19??] Minister of Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden [1930]

Hill, T. R.Ref 177-862
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1894-1901]

Hill, Thomas (Tom)Ref 177-3425
[1884-1930] Son of Alfred Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was (possibly) landlord of the Shears, West Vale [after 1911] / landlord of the Prince of Wales, West Vale [from 27th  September 1930 until his death on 16th December 1930].

In 1911, he married Mary Ann, daughter of Henry Bedford, in Halifax.


  1. Jack
  2. George

In 1938, Mary Ann married Walter Longbottom.

The family lived at

  • 5 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1891]
  • 3 Morley View, Siddal [1901, 1911]
  • Oxford Lane, Siddal [1931]

Family tradition has it that Tom wanted his son to take over the running of the Prince of Wales, West Vale, but the offer was declined. The license at the pub was transferred to Mary Ann on 31st January 1931, and she remained only a few months

Hill, ThomasRef 177-4005
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Hill, VernonRef 177-787
[1887-1971] Born in Halifax.

He was a sculptor, illustrator and lithographer / member of the Halifax Art Society. As a sculptor, his work includes the RAF Memorial at Runnymede, Bradford Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, St Columba's Cathedral, Pont Street, London, Middle Temple, London, and the sculptor of St George in BBC Broadcasting House, London.

On 28th May 1914, he married Beatrice Bedford in London.

Beatrice was the daughter of Sidney Bedford

They lived at

  • Westbourne Park, London
  • Northumberland Place, London
  • Headley Down, Hampshire
  • 41 Hyde Park, Halifax [1919]

Hill, Rev W. F.Ref 177-1761
[18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1905]

Hill, WalterRef 177-3489
[1879-19??] Son of John Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1901] / a licensed victualler at the Siddal Place, Siddal [1905-1928].

In 1900, he married Emily Ann Walton [1877-19??] in Halifax.

Emily Ann came from Halifax


  1. Annie [b 1903]

They lived at 6 Westfield Terrace, Halifax [1901].

Emily Ann took over at the Siddal Place [1928-1932]

Hill, WilliamRef 177-507
[18??-1???] He was a stone mason [1856].

On 19th May 1856, he married Sarah Aaron in Halifax.

Sarah was the daughter of
Francis Aaron


  1. Benjamin [b 1858]
  2. Eliza [b 1860]

The children were born in Halifax

Hill, WilliamRef 177-30
[1826-1911] Born in Low Moor, Bradford.

He was a leather merchant / a retired tanner & currier [1911].

In [Q4] 1849, he married Ann Drummond [1827-1891] in Bradford.

Ann was the daughter of
James Drummond

They lived at 3 Tenterfields, Northowram [1911].

Living with William [in 1911] was housekeeper Alice Brandwood [b Ambler Thorn 1858].

Ann died 3rd October 1891 (aged 64).

William died 30th April 1911 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2777] with Ann's parents

Hill, WilliamRef 177-477
[1828-1889] Leeds-based architect whose practice built many Nonconformist chapels, including Bethesda Church, Elland

Hill, WilliamRef 177-3699
[1837-1895] Son of Joseph Hill.

He took over from his father as beerhouse keeper at the Spa inn, Cragg Vale [1869, 1895].

In 1859, he married Amanda Hinchcliffe [1840-1910] in Halifax.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

William died 10th April 1895.

Amanda died in 1910.

The couple were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Hill, WilliamRef 177-936
[1897-1918] Son of William Harrison Hill.

Born in Sheffield.

He was a member of Skircoat Green United Methodist Free Chapel / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by William Horsfall, joiner of Skircoat Green.

He lived at 68 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [31st May 1917] and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He went to France [19th October 1917].

He died of wounds [1st May 1918] (aged 21).

The Halifax Courier [25th May 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XI B 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hill, William HarrisonRef 177-19

In 1897, he married Jenny Jackson [1875-19??] in Eccleshall Bierlow.

Jenny Jackson was born in Sheffield, the sister of
Rose Annie


  1. William
  2. Jenny [b 1901]

William Harrison is not recorded with his wife or children in any census, and was unknown to his children

In 1901, Jenny (file cutter) & the children were living Bacup Road, Todmorden with her sister Rose Annie & husband James Williams

In 1911, they were living as boarders with Sam Boreham. Jenny later had 2 children by Sam


The Hill family of Halifax & SoylandRef 177-2087


Hill surnameRef 177-2
There are 77 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hill, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hill

Marriages 1889, 1907, 1910, 1937; Deaths 1906, 1907


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