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Heaton, AndrewRef 333-2886

Heaton, Arthur AustenRef 333-2
[1904-1965] Born 11th September 1904.

He was a motor works clerk [1939].

He married Hilda Zelina [1912-1963].

Hilda was born 14th August 1912

They lived at 4 Avondale Place, Halifax [1939].

Hilda Zelina died 19th February 1963 (aged 50) 

Arthur Austen died 29th August 1965 (aged 61) 

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-B33]

Heaton, BarrettRef 333-3
[1807-1879] Born in Keighley.

He was a carpet weaver (power) [1851] / a carpet weaver [1861] / a beer seller at 20 Winding Road, Halifax – (possibly) the Hen & Chickens, Halifax [1871].

He married Elizabeth [1801-1879].

Elizabeth (Betty) was born in Warley / Luddenden


  1. Hannah [1832-1863] who was a warper at worsted mill  [1851], a carpet sewer [1861] & was buried with her parents
  2. Sarah [b 1839] who was recorded as has fits [1861]

They lived at

  • 26 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • Lower Wade Street, Halifax [1861]

Betty died 28th December 1879 (aged 78).

Barrett died three days later [31st December 1879] (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 438]

Heaton, CharlesRef 333-5
[1800-1875] He was an overlooker.

He married Hannah [1800-1864].


  1. Joseph [1833-1870]
  2. Leah [1835-1911]
  3. Ann [1845-1873] who married James Whitaker

Hannah died 14th August 1864 (aged 64).

Charles died 26th August 1875 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3626]

Heaton, DavidRef 333-209
[1822-1901] Son of Isaac Heaton.

Born at his father's school in Brighouse.

He was a currier [1841].

He began teaching, like his father, and was an assistant teacher at the school [1851]

He succeeded John Noble as Brighouse postmaster. The Post Office at the time was in rooms at Mary Bedford's Charity School.

In 1866, he was appointed Brighouse rate collector, and he was succeeded by Emmanuel Dale.

He died November 1901.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: A76] with his father

Heaton, EdithRef 333-2994
[1884-19??] A cousin of Tom Oldfield.

She married Earl Lund

Heaton, EdwinRef 333-4
[1832-1893] Son of Isaac Heaton.

Born in Brighouse.

He was an apprentice joiner [1851] / a joiner & carpenter [1861] / a joiner, builder & architect [1871] / an architect / builder employing 9 men & 2 boys with an office at 5  Elland Road, Brighouse [1881].

He married Mary [1832-1???].

Mary was born in Rastrick


  1. Sarah [b 1860]
  2. John [b 1868]

They lived at

  • Spring Street, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]
  • Spring Bank House, Elland Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861,  1871]
  • Spring Bank House, 5 Elland Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse  [1881]

Edwin died in Brighouse [Q1 1893] (aged 61) 

Heaton, Frank RoperRef 333-1384

In [Q1] 1897, he married Annie Clara M. Richards [18??-19??] in Halifax.


  1. George Frederick

The family lived at 16 Prescott Street, Halifax [1917]

Heaton, George FrederickRef 333-1383
[1898-1918] Son of Frank Roper Heaton.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died as a POW at Gustrow, Germany [12th August 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery, France [German Mem. 15].

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

Heaton, GraceRef 333-2966
[18??-19??] Lodging house keeper at Winding Road Lodging House, Halifax [November 1902]

Heaton, HarryRef 333-1506
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Heaton, IsaacRef 333-206
[1787-1871] Born in Dewsbury.

He came to Brighouse to take up the post of Headmaster of Mary Bedford's Charity School. He was the last master of the school. He wrote a history of the school.

On 5th October 1809, he married Sarah Redfern [1786-1832] in Dewsbury.

Sarah was born in Dewsbury


  1. Martha [b 1814]
  2. John [b 1821] who was a joiner [1841]
  3. Hannah [1821-1900] who was a milliner & dress maker  [1851] & married John Woodhead
  4. David
  5. Henry Redfern [1825-1906] who was a joiner [1841] & died  in Preston
  6. Edwin

They lived at Town School, Brighouse [1841].

Sarah died in Brighouse [23rd May 1832].

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dewsbury.

Isaac died in 1871.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: A76] with son David.

Heaton Street, Brighouse was named for him

Heaton, J. A.Ref 333-1685
[18??-1???] In 1874, he took over the soap making business of Faucon Rochette & Company.

In 1894, the business was acquired by the Brighouse Soap Company Limited.

He lived at

Heaton, JamesRef 333-1053
[1897-1916] Son of Samuel Heaton.

He was a member of Brunswick Football Club / an apprentice wire drawer [1911] / employed by J. & A. Binns Limited.

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

He went to France [December 1915].

He was killed at Le Sars by a sniper [4th October 1916] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

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

Heaton, Jo J.Ref 333-1059
[1889-1916] Son of Clara & Jo. Heaton of 421 Lytham Road, Blackpool.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 14th November 1916 (aged 27).

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France [Grave Ref I G 34].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Heaton, JohnRef 333-148
[17??-18??] He was 7 ft tall and a soldier in George III's army.

He married Unknown.


  1. William

Heaton, JohnRef 333-1830
[17??-18??] Bookseller in Halifax.

He managed the bookselling business of John Binns.

He later bought the business from the Binns family

Heaton, JohnRef 333-510
[18??-1???] Son of William Heaton. At 6 ft 3 in, he was tall, like his grandfather, John Heaton

Heaton, JohnRef 333-905
[1824-1???] Also recorded as John M. Heaton & John Murgatroyd Heaton.

Born in Haworth.

He was a general dealer [1881] / a woollen merchant [1891] / a commercial traveller [1892].

He married Unknown.


  1. Alfred [b 1863] who was a belt maker (leather work) [1881]
  2. Ellen [b 1867] who was a cotton winder [1891]
  3. Harriet [b 1869] who married Fred Smith
  4. Ada [b 1873] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  5. Alice A. [b 1875] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

The family lived at

  • Manchester [1869]
  • Sunny Bank, Southowram [1881]
  • 26 Stoney Royd Terrace, Southowram [1891]

He was a widower by 1891

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson (possibly Ellen's son) George Heaton [b 1888]

Heaton, JohnRef 333-358
[1851-1???] Born in Runcorn, Cheshire.

He was a chemical labourer [1881] / a mason's labourer [1891] / a boiler stoker (woollen mill) [1901] / a firer-up stoker [1911]

He married Clara [1854-1895].

Clara was born in Norwich


  1. Clara [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Richard [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a  woollen cloth finisher [1901]
  3. Elsie [b 1881] who was a housekeeper [1911]
  4. John [b 1885] who was a doffer (worsted mill) [1901], a  firer-up stoker [1911]
  5. Walter
  6. Fred [b 1890] who was a warper [1911]

They lived at

  • Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 5 Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 16 Milner Royd, Luddenden Foot [1901]
  • 2 Milner Royd, Luddenden Foot [1911]

Heaton, JohnRef 333-8440
[1869-1894] Chemist & druggist.

He lived at Gooder Lane, Brighouse [with his parents 1894].

He died from an overdose of prussic acid. He had been depressed, on account of ill-health, for some time

Heaton, John ThomasRef 333-1741
[1866-1921] Son of Thomas Heaton.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1887, 1901].

In 1888, he married Sarah Ann Fielding.

Sarah Ann was the daughter of Richard Fielding


  1. Hilda [b 1891]
  2. Emily [b 1893]
  3. Marion [b 1899]

They lived at Owlet Hall, Elland [1901, 1905]

Heaton, MichaelRef 333-1796
[17??-18??] Of Robertshaw. Partner in George Widdop & Company

Heaton, MichaelRef 333-953
[1751-1807] Gentleman of Heptonstall.

The will of William Greenwood [1790] passed property known as Robertshaw to Michael Heaton.

He died 18th August 1807 (aged 56).

He was buried at Heptonstall Church

Heaton, MichaelRef 333-9100
[1816-18??] He was a farmer of 32 acres Sunny Bank Farm, Southowram [1871]

Heaton, NanRef 333-2747
[17??-18??] She sold toffee at the Shelf Tide

Heaton, PCRef 333-3543
[18??-18??] Brighouse constable [1860]

Heaton, RobertRef 333-3975
[1859-1???] He was a farmer [1891].

In January 1882, he married Harriet, daughter of Thomas Alderson.


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

The family lived at Backhold Royd, Siddal [1891]

Heaton, SamRef 333-1262
[1867-19??] Son of Joseph Heaton, letterpress printer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wood sawyer of Undercliffe [1887] / a sawyer at timber yard [1891] / a sawyer (wood) [1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Minnie Madeline King [1871-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.

Minnie, a worsted winder of Horton, was born in Dewsbury, the daughter of George King, hair dresser


  1. Mary Jane [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin setter  [1901], a cotton operative [1911]
  2. Leah [b 1891]
  3. Joseph / Joe [b 1894] who was an apprentice wire  drawer [1911]
  4. James
  5. Sarah Alice [b 1900]
  6. May [b 1902]
  7. Tom [b 1904]
  8. Sam [b 1905]
  9. Annie Winterburn [b 1908]
  10. Jack [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 48 Park Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 2 South Bank Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 326 Queens Road, Halifax [1916]

Heaton, SamuelRef 333-1974
[17??-17??] Hatter in Halifax [1775]

Heaton, ThomasRef 333-6
[1829-1910] Born in Halifax.

He was a printer compositor [1861, 1871] / a letterpress printer [1881] / a printer compositor [1891] / a retired compositor (letterpress) [1901].

In [Q3] 1852, he married Susannah Maria Robertshaw [1831-1898] in Halifax.

Susannah Maria was the daughter of
Henry Robertshaw


  1. Maria [b 1853] who was a dressmaker [1871]
  2. Emma Jane [b 1855] who was a book folder [1871], a  dressmaker [1881, 1891, 1901]
  3. Rosa [b 1857] who was a book folder [1871], a dressmaker  [1881, 1891, 1901]
  4. Sarah Ann [b 1859] who was a shop assistant [1891], a  draper's shop assistant [1901]
  5. Clara [1861-1863]
  6. Walter [1864-1865]
  7. Elizabeth Dennis [1866-1881]
  8. Ada Susanna [b 1876]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3453] with their Robertshaw grandparents.

The family lived at

  • 35 Hulme Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 20 Hume Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 20 Cavendish Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Savile Parade, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Susannah Maria died Q3 1898 (aged 67).

Thomas died Q4 1910 (aged 81).

They both died in Halifax.

Their burial places are not yet known

Heaton, Thomas PrestonRef 333-702
[1832-1887] Son of Michael Heaton.

Born in Bradford [10th September 1832].

He was a woollen manufacturer in Elland employing 10 men, 29 women, 10 boys  & 2 girls [1881] / a highly-respected woollen manufacturer in Elland employing a large  number of hands [1888].

He established Thomas Heaton.

On 14th April 1865, he married Eliza Ann Ellam [1843-1913] in Huddersfield.

Eliza Ann, of Lindley, was born in Huddersfield, the daughter of Amos Ellam, millwright


  1. John Thomas
  2. Frank Smith [1867-1870]
  3. Robert Ellam [1870-1911]
  4. George Smith [1872-1873]
  5. William Henry [1873-1934]
  6. Ada Florence [1875-1960] who married Fred Fielding
  7. Henrietta [1878-1949]
  8. infant

The children were baptised at Elland Parish Church.

They lived at

  • Savile Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Bradley House, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Owlet Hall, Elland [1887]

Around 1884, Dr George Hoyle diagnosed that Thomas had poor circulation and might die suddenly. On 31st December 1887, he died very suddenly in a cab which was taking him to Halifax to see his solicitor in Hopwood Lane, Halifax. As they went up Salterhebble Hill, the cabman walked alongside the cab, talking to Thomas. He seemed in good health, but he was dead when the cabman opened the door at their destination. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £25,713 0/11d.

Probate was granted to son John Thomas and John Wood of Elland (bank manager).

In his will [2nd July 1887], he left

an annuity of £100 to his widow Eliza Ann; £1,000 to son John Thomas; £5,000 each to his daughters Ada Florence & Henrietta, and the rest to his 3 sons John Thomas, Frank Smith, Robert Ellam & George Smith

After his death, the business – Thomas Heaton – was carried on his sons John Thomas, Robert Ellam, and William Henry

Eliza Ann died 14th July 1913 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Heaton, WalterRef 333-377
[1888-1916] MM.

Son of John Heaton.

He was a doffer (worsted mill) [1901] / a goods shunter [1911] / employed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Bombardier with C Battery 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

In September 1915, he distinguished himself at the Battle of Loos.

He was awarded the Military Medal. He was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 3 occasions.

A series of letters was sent to his parents: the first (dated 12th August 1916) said that he had been wounded in the legs, one being very serious; the second (dated 15th August 1916) said that his right leg had to be amputated; the third (dated 17th August 1916) said that he had died.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [26th August 1916].

He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé, France [Grave Ref III D 33].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Heaton, WilliamRef 333-3535
[1???-18??] A manager at the Akroyd's Copley Mill for several years.

In November 1855, Edward and Henry Akroyd and the workpeople at the mill, erected a marble tablet in his memory at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Heaton, WilliamRef 333-269
[1805-1871] Son of John Heaton.

Poet born in a cottage near Luddenden churchyard.

He went to dame school and Sunday school, and was largely self-taught. He learned to read by studying the head-stones in Luddenden churchyard.

He was a handloom carpet weaver / keeper at People's Park [1857-1867].

He became a well-known poet and wrote about the flora and fauna of the district. He wrote poetry with titles such as Wild Flowers Flowers of Calder Dale, Leaves from the forest dell, The old soldier, The wandering lover, and other poems [1858].

Some of his work was published by Roberts Leyland.

His autobiography gives details of the flora and fauna of the district.

He was an acquaintance of Branwell Brontë.

He married (1) Elizabeth [1805-1864].


  1. John

He married (2) Mary [who died aged 65].

He & his wives were buried at Christ Church, Pellon


Heaton surnameRef 333-1
There are 35 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Heaton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Heaton

Marriages 1861, 1913


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