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Jowett, MissRef 280-112
[18??-18??] In 1865, she took the lease on Warley Grammar School following Miss McKay

Jowett, Alfred HenryRef 280-130
[1880-1920] Born in Elland.

He was a teamer (general carrier) [1911].

On 30th June 1907, he married Mary Hannah Whiteley [1880-1967] at Elland Parish Church.


  1. John Leslie [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 5 Northgate, Elland [1911]
  • 3 Northgate, Elland [1920]

Living with them [in 1911] was Arthur Brook [b 1879] (a teamer railway company) 

During World War I, Alfred Henry served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 20th December 1920 (aged 40).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [C 555].

Mary Hannah and her sister Alice Whiteley are remembered on a stone at the foot of Alfred Henry's grave

Jowett, AnnRef 280-265
[1786-1865] Or Jowitt. Daughter of Joseph J. Jowitt, a Leeds woolstapler, and Grace Firth, of the Firth family of Rastrick.

She married Joseph Fryer

Jowett, ArnoldRef 280-223
[1896-1916] Son of George Jowett.

Born in Elland.

He was educated as an artist at Huddersfield Technical School / a clerk [1915] / employed by Robert Dempster & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted in Elland [5th December 1915] and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was mobilised [25th January 1916] and was held in reserve until 18th May 1916 when he embarked from Folkestone. He joined the 9th Battalion in the field [27th May 1916].

He was killed by a shell [6th November 1916].

The Halifax Courier [2nd December 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

Jowett, BenjaminRef 280-21
[1821-1???] In 1843, he was charged with entering the shop of John Hadfield of Rastrick and taking some merinos and other articles.

He was found Guilty, and sentenced to be transported for 12 years.

On 20th March 1844, he was one of 210 male convicts aboard the BLUNDELL which sailed from Downs, England, and arrived at Norfolk Island, Van Diemen's Land [6th July 1844]

Jowett, BernardRef 280-212
[1896-1916] Son of John William Jowett.

He was a pony driver (colliery) [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted when War broke out and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 20).

The Halifax Courier [12th August 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 14A & 14B]

Jowett, EdwinRef 280-337
[18??-19??] Of Bradford.

On 24/9/1902, he married Alice Martha Louisa, daughter of Joshua Hall at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Jowett, FredRef 280-371
[1875-19??] Born in Illingworth.

He was delver of Slack Field, Ovenden [1895] / a labourer with William Woodhead & Company, New Bank, Halifax  [1896] / a retired engineer's labourer [1901] / formerly blacksmith labourer [1911].

In 1895, he married Elizabeth Sharpe [1869-1???] in Halifax.

Elizabeth, of Laurel Bank, Ovenden, was the daughter of late carter John Sharp


  1. Elsie [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Holdsworth, Holmfield [1897]
  • 5 Laurel Bank, Holdsworth, Halifax [1901, 1901]

On 19th February 1897, he was working at William Woodhead & Company, New Bank, Halifax – where he had worked for 5 months – when he became caught in shafting and both his hands were wrenched off.

Over 12,000 public subscriptions were collected to support the family, and Woodhead's and Woodhead's workers gave generously. They collected enough to provide him with 1 guinea week for life.

A few months later, the fund provided him with artificial arms

Jowett, GeorgeRef 280-24
[1840-1888] Son of John Jowett.

He was a wire drawer [1861, 1874, 1881].

In [Q1] 1862, he married Hannah Sutcliffe [1838-1884] in Halifax.


  1. Emily Ada [1863-1933] who married Robert Rose
  2. Lewis Edward [b 1864] who was a wire drawer [1881]
  3. George Albert [b 1875]
  4. Annie Louisa Jowett [1871-1874]

They lived at 14 Apple Street, Halifax [1881].

Hannah died 26th June 1884 (aged 46).

George died 17th May 1888 (aged 48).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1694]

Jowett, GeorgeRef 280-42
[1843-1???] Born in Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

He was landlord of the New Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1894].

He married Caroline [1850-1???].

Caroline was born in Elland


  1. Charles Harry [b 1886]

Jowett, GeorgeRef 280-230
[1869-1937] Born in Halifax

He was a hairdresser [1895] with his own hairdressing shop at 28 Northgate, Elland.

In 1895, he married (1) Harriet Burgin [1871-1919] in Halifax.

Harriet was born in Wombwell


  1. Arnold
  2. Margaret Irene [1909-1978] who never married

Harriet died at Northgate, Elland in 1919.

In 27th July 1920, he married (2) Elizabeth Gedney [1888-1970].

Elizabeth was born in Barnsley


  1. Dorothy [1921-1962]
  2. Winifred [b 1924]

Jowett, Rev George ThomasRef 280-125
[1853-1925] MA.

Born in Manchester.

He was educated at Queens College Oxford / head master at Grace Ramsden's Endowed School / ordained at Ripon [24th September 1882] / a schoolmaster in Elland [1881] / Curate of St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1885] / Perpetual Curate of St John the Evangelist, West Vale [3rd  August 1886] / Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1892] / Vicar of Coley (where the value of the living was  £450) [1901-1926] / Visiting Master at Hipperholme Grammar School.

In 1917, he was an executor of John Graham Wheelwright.

In [Q3] 1876, he married Eliza Brown [1851-19??] in Abingdon.

Eliza was born in Oxford


  1. Margaret F. J. [b 1878]
  2. Clara Mabel Brunner [b 1879]

They lived at

  • Owlet Hall, Elland [1881]
  • Lower Westfield, Hipperholme (visiting Mrs Jane Taylor)   [1901]
  • Coley Vicarage [1911]

A George T. Jowett died in Fylde District [Q4 1925] (aged 72) 

Jowett, HarryRef 280-17
[1898-1917] Son of Thomas Henry Jowett.

He was a member of St Hilda's Church, Halifax / an apprentice baker [1911] / apprenticed to Mr Eastwood, baker and confectioner in King  Cross / a Territorial.

He lived at 21 Alabama Street, Halifax.

He was engaged to Miss Mabel Atkinson of 25 Knight Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914] and served as a Sergeant with B Battery 312th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He went to France [5th January 1917].

He died in Courcelles hospital in France, after being hit by shrapnel while tending the wounded [4th April 1917].

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

He was buried at London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, France [Grave Ref I C 1]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Jowett, HerbertRef 280-22
[1879-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a loom setter (carpet works) [1911].

In [Q2] 1903, he married Edith Holt [1883-19??].


  1. Nellie [b 1905]
  2. Jim [1906-1922] who was a doffer [1911] & was buried at  Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 279]
  3. Hilda [b 1909]
  4. Annie [b 1910]

The family lived at (Possibly) Old Bank, Halifax [1911]

Jowett, Herbert LancasterRef 280-4
[1881-19??] Son of Samuel Jowett.

Born in Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1905, he married (1) Ada Barber Beeton in Halifax.

Ada was the daughter of Oliver Beeton


  1. Ada Beeton [b 1906] who died in infancy

Ada died 2nd January 1906, the day after giving birth to her daughter.

In [Q1] 1909, Herbert married (2) Hilda Sugden [1888-19??] in Halifax

Hilda was the daughter of Henry Sugden, carpet weaver


  1. Samuel Henry [b 1910]

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Jowett, IsaacRef 280-41
[1???-1854] In July 1854, Thomas Brook Peel was charged with the manslaughter of Jowett.

On 12th April 1854, Peel was ill-treating a female with whom he was drinking at the King of Prussia public house in Halifax. Both parties were the worse for liquor.

Jowett intervened, Peel struck him with a single violent blow under the left ear, and he died before medical assistance could be called.

Mr Lister, surgeon, examined the body. There were no outward marks of violence but the head was covered in blood which accounted for death.

At the Trial Peel was found Guilty, but recommended to mercy, and imprisoned for 14 days

Jowett, IsaacRef 280-96
[1773-1845] He married Judy Barraclough in 1833

Jowett, IsaacRef 280-16
[1795-1877] He was a cotton band maker.

He married Betty [1799-1873].


  1. William

Betty died 31st August 1873 (aged 74).

Isaac died 27th October 1877 (aged 82).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1780] with grandson James William Jowett

Jowett, JamesRef 280-325
[1792-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Jowett, James WilliamRef 280-18
[1865-1908] Born 1st June 1865.

He married Annie Jane [1862-1900].

Annie Jane died 27th September 1900 (aged 38).

James William died 11th June 1908 (aged 43).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1780] with James William's Jowett grandparents

Jowett, JohnRef 280-374
[17??-18??] In 1807, he married Nancy Sharp at Coley Church.


  1. Dinah [1815-1894] who married Charles Clark

Jowett, JohnRef 280-209
[18??-18??] Around 1862, a group who had left the Methodists on account of doctrinal differences, began to worship at his house in Sowerby Bridge. In 1863, they used a barn at Pickwood Scar which had been offered by Mr Standeven. On 25th March 1864, 10 members of the group of 11 were baptised and they established a Baptist church. In October 1864, they opened Norland Baptist Church

Jowett, JohnRef 280-4000
[1813-1895] Of Southowram.

He married Sarah [1813-1907].


  1. Mary Anna [1857-1858]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Jowett, JohnRef 280-25
[1820-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was a wire drawer [1851, 1861]

In [Q3] 1839, he (possibly) married Ann Bower [1820-1???] in Bradford.

Ann was born in Greetland


  1. George
  2. William [b 1843]
  3. Louisa [b 1847] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  4. Thomas Henry [b 1849] who was a worsted factory worker  [1861]
  5. John [b 1851] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]
  6. Ann E. [b 1856]
  7. Dinah [b 1858]
  8. Arthur [b 1861]

They lived at

  • 8 Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Shroggs Bottom, Ovenden [1861]

Jowett, JohnRef 280-14
[1831-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a general labourer (unemployed) [1881].

He married Bridget [1831-1887].

Bridget was born in Ireland.

She was a wool comber [1851]



  1. Elizabeth [b 1853] who was a cotton comber [1881]
  2. Hannah [1856-1873]
  3. Mary Ann [1858-1882] who married  James Mara
  4. John [b 1863] who was a printer [1881]
  5. George [b 1865] who was a joiner [1881]
  6. James [b 1869] who was a factory operative [1881]

They lived at

Bridget died 3rd May 1887 (aged 56).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1378].

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

Jowett, JohnRef 280-8
[1832-1???] Son of Jonathan Jowett, farmer.

Born in Ovenden / Cockhill Gate, Yorkshire.

He was a farmer of Ovenden [1857] / a policeman [1861] / a police constable [1871] / a police inspector (pensioner) [1901] / a police pensioner [1911].

On 19th July 1857, he married Sarah Mitchell [1832-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah, of Ovenden, was born in Crabtree Hall, Yorkshire, the daughter of John Mitchell, farmer.

She had a daughter: Sarah Jane Mitchell [1857-1932]; born out of wedlock; birth registered in Halifax [Q1 1857] or [Q3 1857]

Sarah Jane married William Mundy


The family lived at

  • 11 Bank Street, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire [1861]
  • 23 Bank Street, Broughton, Salford [1871]
  • Tripping Green, Halifax [1901]
  • Tripping Green, Ogden, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was widowed daughter Sarah Jane & her children

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Sarah Jane Mundy and her children & grandchildren

Jowett, John BeaumontRef 280-26
[1870-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was an iron turner with J. B. Farrar & Son Ltd [1921] / a mechanic [1936].

He married Alice [1872-19??].

Alice was born in Southowram.

She was a shop keeper [1921]



  1. Jack [b 1901] who was a machine tool fitter with Mallinson & Company [1921]

They lived at 7 Battinson Street, Southowram [1921].

Living with them [in 1921] was boarder Ursula Phyllis Housden [b Bedfordshire 1896] (single; carpet setter with Crossley's Carpets

Jowett, John CleggRef 280-20
[1832-1895] Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer [1871] / a general labourer at Dean Clough [1881] / a dealer in shoemakers' materials [1891] / a leather currier [1895].

In [Q2] 1854, he married (1) Sarah Ann Beswick [1830-1871] in Halifax.

Sarah Ann was born in Manchester


  1. James W. [b 1854] who was a brass moulder [1871]
  2. Rachel [b 1856] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  3. William Edward [1857-1862]
  4. Jonathan [b 1861] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  5. William Henry [1864-1929] who was a woodyard labourer  [1891]
  6. Susannah who died 27th October 1870 (aged 2 months)   

Sarah Ann died 25th November 1871 (aged 41).

In [Q1] 1873, he married (2) Elizabeth Hepworth [1835-18??] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax

The family lived at

  • 20 Howard Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 4 Back Green Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • Green Lane, Halifax [1891]

Elizabeth died between 1881 & 1891.

John died 23rd January 1895 (aged 63).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4541] with members of the Walton family

Jowett, Dr John HenryRef 280-116
[1864-1923] MA.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

Rev Dr Enoch Mellor of the Square Congregational Church, Halifax taught him public speaking. He was going to work as a solicitor's clerk in Halifax, but he at the age of 18 he began theological training at Airedale College. A Brown scholarship enabled him to go to Edinburgh. He also trained at Mansfield College Oxford, and subsequently served in Newcastle [1889] and Birmingham [1895].

In [Q2] 1890, he married Lizzie Ann Winpenny in Teesdale.

Lizzie Ann was the daughter of Francis Winpenny of Barnard Castle

Child: A. daughter

In 1909, he went to America to address a Conference. He preached at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York and was invited to become their pastor. After several repeat invitations – and a petition with around 1,500 signatures from his church in England asking him to return home – he took the American post in 1911. His sermons were very popular.

In 1917, he returned to England to become Minister at Westminster Chapel, London.

In 1922, he gave up preaching because of ill health

Arthur Porritt's wrote a biography entitled John Henry Jowett.

Jowett, John MarshallRef 280-277
[1816-1898] Of Leeds.

Son of Samuel Jowett.

He married Mary Stevens [1810-1886].


  1. William H. [b 1836]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1841]
  3. John Samuel
  4. Sarah Proctor [b 1845]
  5. Joshua [b 1847]
  6. Edwin Armstrong [b 1849]
  7. Eva [b 1853] who married Arthur Oldfield

He was a follower of Joanna Southcott

Jowett, John SamuelRef 280-12
[1843-1930] Son of John Marshall Jowett.

Born in Leeds.

Of Bradford and Brighouse.

He was a printer, stationer and publisher at Commercial Street, Brighouse [1874].

He published Jowett's Railway Guide and Monthly Diary, the Brighouse News, the Brighouse News Time Table And Advertiser, and the Buzzer

and several books, including Horsfall Turner's editions of Independency at Brighouse and The Northowram Nonconformist Register.

His sister Eva married Arthur Oldfield.

John Samuel married Mary Stevens [1810-1886].


  1. stillborn twins
  2. Mary
  3. Amy [b 1872]
  4. Ellen [b 1874]
  5. Elvina [b 1875]
  6. Edwin [b 1876]
  7. William [b 1877]
  8. John [b 1878]
  9. Frank [b 1881]
  10. Elizabeth [b 1883]
  11. Annie [b 1885]
  12. Florence [b 1888]

Jowett, John WilliamRef 280-187
[1870-19??] Born in Norland.

He was a railway engine stoker [1901] / a tripe dresser [1911].

In 1895, he married Priscilla Amelia Hitchen [1871-19??] in Halifax.

Priscilla was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. Bernard

They lived at

  • Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge
  • 6 Sowerby Croft Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 60 Carlisle Street, Mexborough [1911]
  • 31 York Street, Mexborough [1916]

Jowett, JonathanRef 280-354
[1???-18??] He married Martha [1801-1877]


  1. Mary [d 1864]

Members of the family were buried at Bethel Methodist Chapel, Shelf

Jowett, JonathanRef 280-9
[1813-1871] Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1855] / a commercial clerk [1861] / a book keeper [1870].

He married Mary [1812-1872].

Mary was born in Chester


  1. John C. [b 1836] who was a stationer's assistant [1861]
  2. Mary [b 1845]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1847] who was a teacher in infant school  [1861]
  4. Maria Blanche [1850-5th November 1855] who was buried  with her parents
  5. William Henry
  6. Maria
  7. William Edward

The children died in infancy and were buried at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at 2 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1861].

Jonathan died 21st January 1871 (aged 57) 

Mary died 7th April 1872 (aged 60) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4295]

Jowett, JosephRef 280-2
[1800-1881] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was landlord of the Martin's Nest, Brighouse [1840, 1851]

He married Ann [1811-1853].


  1. Jane [b 1824]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  3. Martha [1830-1896]
  4. Adaline [1833-1888] who never married

They lived at Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse [1881].

Ann died Q3 1853.

Joseph died 29th October 1881.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £12 2/6d.

The will was proved by daughter Adaline.

Members of the family were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe: Ann [5th August 1853]; Joseph [2nd November 1881]; Adaline [3rd March 1888]; Martha [3rd October 1896]

Jowett, JosiahRef 280-13
[1831-1906] Son of Judith & William Jowett, farmer.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised on 12th June 1831.

He was a tailor [1871] / a master tailor employing 4 men [1881] / a clothier & tailor [1891] / a retired clothier [1901].

In [Q4] 1856, he married Hannah Marshall [1838-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah was born in Rastrick, the daughter of
James Marshall


  1. Ann [b 1858]
  2. Willie [b 1860]
  3. Louis Irvin
  4. John Henry [b 1864] who was a pupil-teacher [1881]
  5. Mary Louisa [b 1870]
  6. Henry S. [b 1872]

They lived at

  • Northowram [1871]
  • 8, 10 Godley Road, Northowram [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was sister-in-law Martha Marshall [b 1839].

Josiah died in Halifax [Q4 1906] (aged 75) 

Jowett, Louis IrvinRef 280-11
[1861-1911] Son of Josiah Jowett.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1881, he married Ellen Ada Broadley [1862-1903] in Halifax.

Ellen Ada was born in Halifax


  1. Blanche who died in infancy
  2. Emily [b 1882] who was a worsted operative [1901]
  3. Margaret E. / Eveline [b 1885] who was a  housekeeper [1911]
  4. Clement [b 1888] who was a printer's compositor [1901]
  5. Gladys [1891-1913]
  6. Lilian [b 1893] who was a silk winder [1911]

They lived at

  • 9 Bank Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 3 Lucy Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Ellen Ada died 13th August 1903 (aged 41).

Louis Irvin died 29th November 1911 (aged 50).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 928] with James Marshall

Jowett, MaryRef 280-280
[1870-1953] Daughter of John Samuel Jowett.

Born in Brighouse.

She married Arthur Butterfield Brook

Jowett, RichardRef 280-15
[1854-1892] A miner at Broad Oak Stone Mine, Hove Edge owned by Ledgard Naylor.

He married Unknown.

They had children.

They lived at Lidget, Lightcliffe.

In June 1892 he and Thomas Ashton were killed as they were being lowered down the shaft in the box.

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [18th June 1892]

Jowett, SamRef 280-355
[1861-1912] Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Margaret Canfield [1859-1???] in Halifax.

Margaret was born in Richmond, Yorkshire


  1. Elizabeth [b 1882] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Herbert [b 1886] who was an apprentice joiner [1901]
  3. Ada [b 1888] who was a silk spinner [1901], a worsted  rover [1911]
  4. Thornton

They lived at

  • 12 Bentley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 All Souls Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Charlestown Road, Halifax [1911, 1912]

Sam died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [11th January 1912].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £137.

Probate was granted to his widow Margaret

Jowett, SamuelRef 280-279
[1785-1875] Son of William Jowett.

Born in Northowram.

He went to live in Leeds [1841].

He married Mary [1785-1853].


  1. Mercy Joanna [1814-1870]
  2. John Marshall
  3. Mary [b 1821]
  4. Joshua [b 1826]
  5. Martha Eliza [b 1827]
  6. Emily [b 1828]

He was a follower of Joanna Southcott

Jowett, SamuelRef 280-3

In [Q2] 1911, he married Blanche Priestley in Halifax.

Blanche was the daughter of
Sam Priestley

Jowett, SamuelRef 280-5
[1857-1???] Born in Mirfield.

He was a contractor's assistant [1891].

In [Q3] 1880, he married Elizabeth Lancaster [1857-1???] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Rastrick


  1. Herbert Lancaster
  2. Nellie V. [b 1882]
  3. Walter B. [b 1883]
  4. Laura L. [b 1885]
  5. Samuel [b 1891]

They lived at Haigh Street, Hipperholme [1891]

Jowett, SydneyRef 280-267
[18??-1???] Wool and waste dealer at Hay's Mill, Mixenden [1881]

Jowett, ThomasRef 280-7
[1783-18??] Born in Sharburn, Lincolnshire.

He was farm labourer [1861]

He married Unknown.


  1. Sarah [b 1830] who was a wool picker [1861], a worsted picker [1871]

The family lived at

  • Old Long Ley, Norland [1861]
  • Pond, Sowerby [1871]

Living with the widowed Thomas [in 1861] was granddaughter – the illegitimate daughter of SarahRuth Jowitt [b Halifax 1850] (wool picker).

Thomas does not appear on the 1871 census.

In 1872, Ruth married John Albert Holroyd.

In [Q3] 1873, Sarah married William Stokes in Halifax

Jowett, Thomas HenryRef 280-38
[1849-1901] Born in Halifax.

He was a model maker [1891] / a pattern maker [1901].

In 1887, he married Amelia Ambler [1862-19??] in Halifax.

Amelia was born in Elsecar, Yorkshire


  1. Horace [b 1890]
  2. Fred [b 1892] who was a stepson boot repairer [1911]
  3. Harry

They lived at 24 Shaw Street, Skircoat [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was stepson William Thomas Spence [b Bradford 1884] who was a wool warehouseman [1901].

Thomas Henry died Q3 1901 (aged 53).

In 1906, Amelia married James Leaver in Halifax

Jowett, Thomas ListerRef 280-308
[1899-1918] Son of Emily & Samuel Jowett of Tenterfield, Northowram.

Born in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 26th August 1918 (aged 18).

He was buried at A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers, France [Grave Ref IX J 2]

Jowett, ThorntonRef 280-341
[1889-1916] Son of Sam Jowett.

He was educated at Akroyd Place School, Halifax Higher Board School,  Heath Grammar School, & Halifax Technical High School / an evening school continuation teacher at Lee Mount Evening School / a book keeper for cotton spinners & doublers [1911] / employed by John Crabtree & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [3rd November 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10B, 11B & 12B]

He was buried at London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, France [Grave Ref I C 1], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Jowett, WilliamRef 280-23
[18??-1???] He was a travelling draper 1871 / a draper / grocer [1881].

He married Sarah Kershaw.

Sarah was the daughter of
Joseph Kershaw.

She was a milliner [1871]



  1. Dan K. [b 1867] who was a professor of music [1881]
  2. Louisa Ann who died 23/6/1870 (aged 1 year & 9 months) &  was buried with her Kershaw grandparents at Lister Lane  Cemetery [Plot 3071]

The family lived at

  • Wellington Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Prescott Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was William's sister Louisa

Sarah died in Halifax [Q2 1880]

Jowett, WilliamRef 280-234
[18??-1???] Son of William Jowett, gardener.

He was an agricultural gardener [1853].

In [Q4] 1853, he married Isabella Marchant in Huddersfield.

Isabella was the daughter of
John Marchant


  1. John William [b 1854] who died 8th September 1854 (aged 1 month) 

Isabella died in childbirth in the Wirral, Cheshire [24th August 1854] (aged 19).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3303]

Jowett, WilliamRef 280-6
[1822-1???] His father's name is not recorded on the marriage documents.

He was a machine tenter of Northowram [1875]

He married (1) Unknown.

On 16th October 1875, he married (2) Hannah [1826-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah of Ovenden, was the daughter of Joseph Cawthra, miner, and widow of Mr Town

Jowett, WilliamRef 280-19
[1830-1877] Son of Isaac Jowett.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a cotton twister [1861] / a cotton band spinner [1871].

In [Q4] 1861, he married Ann Riley [1833-1???] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of James Riley


  1. Isaac Riley who died 27th November 1862 (aged 6 months)   
  2. Emily [1864-1917] who was a cotton winder [1881] &  married George Duckworth  
  3. James William [b 1865-1908] who was a blacksmith's  assistant [1881] & was buried with his Jowett grandparents at  Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1780]
  4. Annie / Alice [1868-1908] who married [1890]  Walter Greenwood
  5. Walter who died 29th May 1872 (aged 6 months) 

They lived at

  • 4 Grove Street, Halifax (with his parents) [1861]
  • 7 Grove Street, Halifax [1871]

William died 15th June 1877 (aged 47).

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2259].

In 1879, Ann married George Oldroyd.

Jowett, WilsonRef 280-342
[1886-1917] Son of Hannah & John Jowett of School House, Illingworth.

They then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Wilson was born in Illingworth.

He was a member of the Illingworth Church Lads' Brigade.

During World War I, he volunteered at the outbreak of War, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 16th Battalion (C. L. B.)  King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 27th September 1917 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 115-119, 162A & 163A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth


The Jowett FamilyRef 280-10

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2430]

  • Sarah Elizabeth Jowett [d 1870]
  • Clara Jowett [d 1870]
  • Elizabeth Jowett [d 1872]
  • Mary Ellen Jowett [d 1872]
  • Jane Jowett [d 1874]
  • Edgar Jowett [d 1875]
  • Elizabeth Ann Jowett [d 1876]
  • Mary Eliza Jowett [d 1878]
  • Esther Jowett [d 1882]
  • Ernest Jowett [d 1883]
  • Emily Ann Jowett [d 1884]

Some of these names may not appear on the headstone


Jowett surnameRef 280-1
There are 53 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Jowett, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Jowett

Marriages 1878, 1886, 1899, 1909; Deaths 1835, 1900, 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2430, Plot 5451


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