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Illingworth, MrRef 248-183

He married Unknown.


  1. Edith Mary
  2. Charles Frederick William

Illingworth, MrRef 248-288
[1???-1???] He was a clerk in the office of Buck & Kershaw.

He married Unknown.


  1. William

Son William was orphaned at an early age

Illingworth, MrRef 248-7
[17??-18??] Master of Halifax Workhouse [1802]

Illingworth, A.Ref 248-261
[18??-18??] Manufacturer of the
Patent Union Soled Boot & Shoe

at Cross Hills, Halifax [1865]

Illingworth, BenRef 248-189
[1???-19??] Aka Prussock.

He lived in a shed in the stone quarry in Fall Spring Woods, Stainland.

He died after eating too many turnips

Illingworth, Sir CharlesRef 248-233
[1???-19??] CBE.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1910-1917].

He was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow [1939-1964]

Illingworth, Rev CharlesRef 248-129
[18??-18??] A native of Idle. Minister at Range Bank Chapel and Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn [1868]. In 1870, he moved to take charge of James Parson's Chapel, Lendal, York

Illingworth, Charles Frederick WilliamRef 248-198
[1899-1991] Son of Mr Illingworth.

Born in Halifax [8th May 1899].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Edinburgh University.

He became a surgeon & gastrenterlogist

Illingworth, Edith MaryRef 248-22
[18??-1???] Daughter of Mr Illingworth.

She married Arthur Lawrence Lightowler.

Edith Mary was Mayoress to her mother-in-law Miriam

Illingworth, EdwardRef 248-153
[18??-19??] Born in Leeds.

He was a railway engine driver.

He married Maria [18??-19??].

Maria was born in Leeds


  1. James Henry
  2. Albert Edward [b 1902]
  3. Walter [b 1904]

The children were born in Leeds.

The family lived at

  • 14 Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 98 Fenton Street, Leeds

Illingworth, Miss EmmaRef 248-197
[18??-19??] In 1861, she ran a school at Sowerby Bridge. Her sister, Jane, was a dressmaker

Illingworth, EnochRef 248-87
[1851-19??] His father is not recorded on the marriage record.

Born in Thornton.

He was a stone quarrier of Mountain, Clayton [1876] / a stone miner (quarrier) [1881] / a quarryman [1891] / an engine tenter [1900] / an engine driver (stone quarry) [1901] / a stationary engine tenter (stone quarry) [1911].

In 1876, he married Alice Harper [1854-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.

Alice a worsted weaver of Mountain, Clayton, was born in Queensbury, the daughter of Brice Harper, woolcomber.

She was a worsted weaver [1881]



  1. Sarah [b 1878] who married Harry Eastwood
  2. Mary A [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. George [b 1882] who was a carter on farm [1901]
  4. Susey [b 1887]
  5. Ernest
  6. Annie [b 1894] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  7. Edgar [b 1897] who was a boarder in Hunslet [1911]

The family lived at

  • Mountain, Clayton [1881]
  • 21 Abel Street, Clayton [1891]
  • 27 Mountain, Queensbury [1901]
  • 29 Mountain Place, Queensbury [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were daughter Sarah Eastwood (worsted spinner) and her husband Harry Eastwood

Illingworth, ErnestRef 248-94
[1891-1916] Son of Enoch Illingworth.

He was a coal miner [1911] / a plasterer with Berry & Crabtree of Clayton & Horton.

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

He was wounded on 3rd September 1916.

He died 8th September 1916 (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref X C 12A]

The Illingworth familyRef 248-128
William Illingworth was an early member of the family.

In the late 1600s, the family moved to Bradford where they became significant in the textile industry.

The family mausoleum is a distinctive feature of Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford.

See Mixenden Hall

Illingworth, Harry EdwardRef 248-8
[1881-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an organist [1909].

On 15th March 1909, he married Mabel Hollas in Halifax.

Mabel was the daughter of
Robert Hollas

By 1911, the couple had emigrated to Canada

Illingworth, HeberRef 248-37
[1838-1889] In [Q3] 1857, he married Mary Priestley in Bradford.

Mary was the daughter of
John Priestley

Heber died in Bradford [Q2 1889]

Illingworth, HenryRef 248-36
[13??-1378] Aka Henry Matthewson.

Son of Matthew de Illingworth. He lived at The Lee, Shibden. He occupied Shibden Mill for a time. He was Constable of Northowram.

Following a disagreement over rents, he was murdered at Martinmas 1378 by Richard de Sunderland who was accused of

having slain him with a pole-axe

Illingworth, Rev HenryRef 248-201
[16??-16??] Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1664-1665]

Illingworth, HenryRef 248-146
[18??-19??] Established Henry Illingworth & Sons.

He lived at 67 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1905]

Illingworth, J. P. P.Ref 248-66
[19??-] Curate at Brighouse [1963-1966]

Illingworth, J. W.Ref 248-193
[18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Halifax.

Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?


In June 1875, he went into liquidation

Illingworth, Jack BradleyRef 248-140
[1920-1943] Son of Eliza & Alfred Illingworth of Clifton.

In [Q4] 1940, he married Ivy Overton in Calder District.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 122nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 29th July 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 8 F 65]

Illingworth, James HenryRef 248-82
[1899-1917] Son of Edward Illingworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Training Reserve.

He died 4th September 1917 (aged 18).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [b U 474]

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-3
[1805-18??] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a woollen spinner [1841] / an ag.lab [1851] / a labourer & farmer of 6 acres [1861].

He married Martha [1805-18??].

Martha was born in Elland


  1. William [b 1826] who was a wool carder [1841], an ag.lab [1851]
  2. Joseph [b 1828] who was a wool carder [1841], an ag.lab [1851]
  3. George [b 1830] who was a wool carder [1841], an ag.lab [1851]
  4. Susannah [1833-13th November 1863] who was a woollen feeder [1851, 1861]
  5. Mark [b 1835] who was an ag.lab [1851], a labourer [1861]
  6. Mary Ann who died August 24th 1839 (aged 2 years) 
  7. Martha [b 1839] who was a woollen piecener [1851]
  8. John [b 1842] who was a woollen piecener [1851], was a labourer [1861]
  9. Jonathan who died May 22nd 1845 (aged 16 months) 
  10. Seth who died January 4th 1846 (aged 3 months) 
  11. Ely who died May 9th 1848 (aged 4 months) 

The family lived at

  • Stainland-with Old Lindley [1841]
  • New Street, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1851]
  • Carr Hall, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1861]

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

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-76
[1???-16??] He lived at New House, Ovenden. He had property at

He married Unknown [1629-1683].


  1. Matthew [died 1679]
  2. Susannah [died young]
  3. Jane [died young]
  4. Mary who married Rev Edward Wilkinson
  5. Judith who married Robert Bairstow
  6. Sarah who married John Ramsden

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-274
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden [1822, 1826, 1834].

On 23rd January 1826, he married Miss Birdwistle of Mount Pellon at Halifax Parish Church

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-116
[14??-1550] He lived at Fold Farm, Illingworth [1525]

He and his brother, Richard, were important figures in the life of Illingworth and Mixenden, and in the building of St Mary's, Illingworth

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-5
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Illingworth, JohnRef 248-9
[1893-1978] Born in Halifax [22nd September 1893].

He was a civil servant.

On 9th August 1916, he married Mary Bradley Widdop in Rastrick.

Mary was the daughter of
William Widdop

Illingworth, John BroughtonRef 248-124
[1899-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Frank Illingworth of 3 Anchor Cottages, Birdsroyd, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 3rd August 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire

Illingworth, JonathanRef 248-145
[18??-19??] Worsted spinner at Pendleton Mills, Elland.

He lived at 68 Catherine Street, Elland [1905]

Illingworth, Matthew deRef 248-35
[13??-13??] Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Richard
  3. Robert
  4. John

Illingworth, PhebeRef 248-236
[15??-1???] She was the last member of the Illingworth family to live at Fold Farm.

In 1681, she sold the property to Abraham Langley

Illingworth, RichardRef 248-39
[13??-13??] Son of Matthew de Illingworth.

He inherited the property of his murdered brother, Henry

Illingworth, RichardRef 248-237
[14??-15??] Of Illingworth Cross.

He and his brother, John, were important figures in the life of Illingworth and Mixenden, and in the building of St Mary's, Illingworth

Illingworth, ThomasRef 248-131
[1780-1854] Of Halifax.

He was town beadle and collector of assessed taxes in the borough

Illingworth, ThomasRef 248-127
[18??-19??] In 1881, he established business at North Dean Chemical Works, Salterhebble

Illingworth, ThomasRef 248-138
[18??-19??] In 1865, he had a photographic business at his Halifax Photographic Establishment at 44 Gibbet Street.

He described himself as

Artist and photographer


Nephew and late Assistant of the celebrated Photographer, John Eastham, of Manchester

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Studio Quality, Artistic and Up-to-date Portraiture
Crown Studio, 41 Crown Street, Halifax

He was at 22 Gladstone Road, Halifax (residence) [1874], 41 Crown Street [1???], and 8 Lord Street, Halifax [1905, 1936].

See Samuel Baldwin

Illingworth, ThomasRef 248-4
[1817-1879] Born in Halifax.

He was cashier Halifax County Court [1851] / Chief Clerk at Halifax County Court [1861, 1871].

In [Q3] 1845, he married Hephzibah Blow [1818-1889] in Halifax.

Hephzibah was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire


  1. John B. [b 1847]
  2. Mary Eliza [31st August 1847-9th February 1919] who married Joe Turner Spencer
  3. William Henry who died 6/1/1849 (aged 5 weeks), & was buried with his parents

The family lived at 30 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1851]; 3 Heath Field Place, Halifax [1861, 1871]; 10 Milton Place, Halifax (Hepzibahwas living with daughter Mary Eliza & her husband) [1881]

Thomas died 11th April 1879 (aged 62).

Hephzibah died 30th September 1889 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2889] with Edith, their infant granddaughter, and Ellen Gledhill [1835-22nd December 1899] their trusted friend & servant

Illingworth, ThomasRef 248-91
[1869-1923] JP.

Established paper manufacturer Thomas Illingworth & Company.

He was vice-president of the Society of Yorkshiremen in London.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £157,407

Illingworth, WilliamRef 248-10
[1827-1881] Born in Stainland.

He was a stone delver [1871].

In [Q2] 1859, he married (1) Hannah Law [1828-1874] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Stainland [19th September 1827], the daughter of
Charles Law


  1. Elizabeth [14th August 1861-8th April 1904] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a cotton reeler [1881]
  2. Mary Ann [1863-1925] who was a box tenter (in cotton) [1881], a worsted drawer [1891], & married George Edwards
  3. Charles [b 1866] who was a cotton knotter [1881]
  4. Susannah [1868-1939] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a worsted drawer [1891], a woollen weaver [1901], & married George Edwards

Hannah died 8th April 1874 (aged 46).

In [Q4] 1874, he married (2) Sarah Law [1828-19??] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Stainland [19th September 1827], the daughter of Charles Law, and the twin sister of his first wife Hannah

The family lived at

  • Green Lane, Greetland [1871]
  • Illingworth Buildings, Green Lane, Greetland [1881]
  • Green Lane, Greetland [1891, 1901]

William died 3rd February 1881 (aged 54).

Living with the widowed Sarah [in 1901] were daughter Mary Ann & her family.

Sarah died 27th November 1902.

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland.

Daughter Elizabeth was buried in a separate grave with Mark Illingworth [March 1838-1st January 1912]

Illingworth, WilliamRef 248-111
[1496-15??] Born in Ovenden. He was an early member of the Illingworth family

Illingworth, WilliamRef 248-I99
[1801-1879] Son of Mr Illingworth. Local manufacturer

Illingworth, WilliamRef 248-272
[1842-1919] Son of William Illingworth.

He was a retired worsted spinner living in Southport [1881].

In 1878, he married Mary Hannah Cawthorn [1845-1913] in Halifax.

Mary Hannah was from Manchester

They had no children.

Mary Hannah died in Stockport in 1913.

William died in Stockport [17th July 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,706 18/1d

Illingworth, WilliamRef 248-6
[1895-1917] Or Willie.

He was a woolcomber

He married Unknown.

His wife cam from Halifax

They lived at 10 Chapel Row, Wilsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was twice wounded.

He died 15th April 1917 (aged 22).

He is (possibly) remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance


The Illingworth family of IllingworthRef 248-3000

Illingworth surnameRef 248-1
Other forms of the surname include Ellingford, Ellingworth, Ellinsworth and Illingsworth.

George Redmonds writes that Adam de Ellingwrth is recorded at Shelf in 1268, Matthew de Illingworth is recorded in 1341, and John de Illyngworth is recorded at Ovenden in 1379.

Originated in the Illingworth district

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Illingworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Illingworth:

Marriages 1909, 1918; Death 1907

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