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Kitson, ArthurRef 328-481
[1889-1917] Son of Henry Kitson.

Born in Elland [13th June 1889].

He was a member of Elland Primitive Methodist Sunday School / a labourer at brick works [1911] / employed by Hawkyard's / employed by Hoyle & Company, Longwood.

On 9th October 1910, he married Mary Alice Hayes [1888-1977] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Alice, of 30 Turnpike Street, Elland, was born in Elland, the daughter of Samuel Hayes
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1911-1992]
  2. Hilda [1912-2008]
  3. Lena [1914-1914]
  4. Norah [1915-2008]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at

  • 18 Casson Place, Elland [1911]
  • 23 Westbury Street, Elland [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers [April 1916], then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds in hospital in France [3rd April 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th May 1917].

He was buried at Savy British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I G 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial.

In 1920, Mary married Arthur Warrington

Kitson, EdwardRef 328-169
[18??-1???] Son of Joseph Kitson. From 1836 until 1868, he carried on the pottery at Ainley Top. He then established a brickworks at Grimscar.

See J. & E. Kitson

Kitson, GeorgeRef 328-141
[17??-1805] Innkeeper of the Old Cock, Halifax [1801].

In December 1801, he was listed in bankruptcy hearings

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. daughter who died 29th May 1805

He died in 1805, sometime after his youngest daughter

Kitson, GeorgeRef 328-496
[1783-1843] Of Brookfoot, Brighouse.

He died in 1843 (aged 60).

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [31st December 1853] (T50) 

Kitson, GeorgeRef 328-489
[1829-1905] Son of Joseph Kitson.

Born in Siddal Hall, New Lane, Siddal.

On 15th November 1854, he married (1) Margaret Wood [1831-1856] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

On 4th November 1857, he married (2) Mary Hall [1828-1866] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Jonathan William Gill Hall [b 1853]
  2. Arthur Lewis [1858-1931]
  3. Margaret Lily [1861-1947]

On 13th May 1867, he married (3) Elizabeth Brooks Townend [1842-1929] at Halifax Register Office


Elizabeth came from Doncaster
 

Children:

  1. Isaac
  2. George Henry Wray
  3. Emma Jane [1874-1928]
  4. Joseph Edward [1876-1933]
  5. Sarah Elizabeth [1879-1941]
  6. Mary Louisa [1881-1971]
  7. Ann Eliza [1883-1970]
  8. William Henry
  9. Charles Townend [1888-1951]

George died at Lower Green Farm, Siddal [26th July 1905]

Kitson, George Henry WrayRef 328-501
[1873-1941] Son of George Kitson.

He played for Halifax Rugby League Football Club

Kitson, HarryRef 328-2
[1869-1949] Son of William Kitson.

Born 27th August 1869.

He was a mill hand, textiles [1881] / a mechanic, tool maker [1891] / an engine machine maker [1901] / a stationary engineer [1911] / a retired iron turner [1939].

On 1st October 1893, he married Ada Bottomley at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Ada was the daughter of Henry Bottomley
 

Children:

  1. William [1895-1919]
  2. John Edward [27/05/1899-1975]
  3. Annie Alexandra [1902-1974]
  4. Norman [1906-1977]
  5. Fred [1906] who died in infancy, & was buried at Mount Tabor with his Kitson grandparents

They lived at

  • 29 Haigh Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 74 Haigh Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 9 Pleasant Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Commercial Road, Halifax [1906, 1911]
  • 6 Shroggs View Terrace, Halifax [1939]

Harry died around 22nd March 1949

Kitson, HarryRef 328-527
[1899-1918] Son of William Kitson.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He died in France [25th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5]

Kitson, HenryRef 328-487
[1852-1921] Son of Henry Kitson, clothier.

Born in Batley.

He was a spinner of Thornhill Lees [1871] / a card cleaner at woollen mill [1881] / a dye ware labourer [1891] / a gas stoker [1901].

In [Q2] 1871, he married Harriet Armitage [1854-1918] in Dewsbury at Holy Innocents, Thornhill Lees.


Harriet a mill operative of Thornhill Lees, was born in Batley Carr, Dewsbury, the daughter of James Armitage, butcher
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1872] who was a dye ware labourer [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1874] who was a worsted twister [1891], a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Annie [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. James Henry [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a boiler shop labourer [1901]
  5. Harry [b 1888] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  6. Arthur
  7. Edith [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Moor Road, Thornhill, Dewsbury [1881]
  • Grove Place, Elland [1891]
  • 16 Gog Hill, Elland [1901]

Kitson, IsaacRef 328-315
[1871-1945] Son of George Kitson.

He was head gardener at the Royal Halifax Infirmary / gardener for Joseph Crossley at Copley Wood House / a farmer at Snydal Farm, Southowram [1903, 1905].

On 3rd June 1902, he married Harriet Fox.

Children:

  1. Marjorie [1903-1991]

Kitson, JohnRef 328-166
[18??-1892] In 1883, he bought Soil Hill Pottery.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. daughter

After John's death, Hannah and the family carried on the pottery business

Kitson, JohnRef 328-14
[1818-1???] A dyer of Halifax.

In June 1849, he and John Swallow, were convicted of manslaughter after throwing Robert Holdsworth out of a window in an argument.

At York Assizes, on 11th July 1849, the 2 men were sentenced to be transported for 18 years. They were amongst the 209 convicts who left England for Western Australia on the Mermaid [30th December 1850]

Kitson, JohnRef 328-4
[1823-1889] Born in

He was

He married Eliza Somerscales [1820-1856].


Eliza was born in was the daughter of
 

Children:

  1. William Kitson

They lived at

Kitson, JosephRef 328-168
[17??-1836] Established Blackley Pottery around 1810. In 1826, he moved to a larger pottery at Ainley Top.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edward

Kitson, JosephRef 328-488
[1803-1870] Born in Norland.

He was a farmer at Far Siddal Hall [1841] / a farmer of 18 acres at Siddal hall [1851] / a farmer at Kitson Lane, Norland [18??].

On 16th March 1826, he married Elizabeth Wilson [1805-1891].

Children:

  1. Isaac [1826-1881] who was a cabinet maker's apprentice [1841], a cabinet maker [1851]
  2. John [1827-1894]
  3. George [b 1829]
  4. William [1831-1846]
  5. Sarah [1833-1887]
  6. Mary [1835-1906]
  7. Joseph [1837-1879]
  8. Maria [1839-1876]
  9. Edward [1842-1878]
  10. Emma [1845-1905]

Kitson, JoshuaRef 328-502
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1696]

Kitson, JoshuaRef 328-156
[16??-1720] Of High Sunderland.

The Northowram Register records that he


was well at dinner, went out with his man about some work, complain'd of a pain in his side, went into an alehouse which was near, died immediately 16th June 1720
 

Kitson, LeonardRef 328-89
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Black Horse, Stainland [1915].

In October 1915, he was charged with permitting drunkenness on his premises, after Leonard Carter was found asleep in the kitchen.

Kitson was fined £1 3/6d, and Carter was fined 7/6d or 7 days for being drunk on the premises

Kitson, LukeRef 328-3080
[1826-1873] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a shop keeper at Police Street, Brighouse [1873].

On 12th May 1850, he married Agnes Carmichael [1828-1892] in Kirkheaton.


Agnes was born in Belfast
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Benjamin who died 7th April 1859 (aged 4 years & 9 months), & was buried with his parents
  2. William [b 1857]
  3. Albert [b 1860]

Luke died 14th October 1873 (aged 47).

Agnes died 18th February 1892 (aged 64).

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: U22]

Kitson, OliverRef 328-284
[18??-19??] Partner in Kitson & Whitworth.

He lived at Woodman House, Elland [1905]

Kitson, RileyRef 328-449
[1777-1840] Son of Riley Kitson

Born in Southowram.

Baptised at Southowram [27th April 1777].

He was a liquor merchant in Copper Street, Halifax [1816] / a porter, wine & spirit dealer in Copper Street, Halifax [1822] / wine & spirit merchant at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1834] / wine & spirit merchant at 2 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1837]

On 11th November 1806, he married (1) Elizabeth Rawlinson in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Rawlinson
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 17/3/1807; bapt Square Chapel, Halifax 14/4/1807; d 13th September 1857] who married Rev John Barling
  2. Thomas who died 2nd May 1810 (aged 1 month) 

Elizabeth died in Halifax [6th August 1812] (aged 42).

He married (2) Ann [1788-1841].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [bapt 17th October 1817]
  2. Joseph Rhodes [b 1818; bapt Square Chapel, Halifax 10th January 1819; d 16th July 1836]
  3. Christopher who died 5th June 1820 (aged 5 months) 
  4. John Riley who died 16th November 1823 (aged 1 year & 9 months) 
  5. William Henry [bapt Square Chapel, Halifax 29th July 1827; d 18th June 1829 (aged 1 year & 10 months)]

Riley died in Halifax [23rd July 1840] (aged 63).

Ann died 25th June 1841 (aged 53).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax in 2 separate graves

Kitson, RobertRef 328-503
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1710-11]

Kitson, ThomasRef 328-504
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1686]

Kitson, ThomasRef 328-470
[16??-1709] Of Upper Brear, Northowram.

He married Mary [16??-1700].

Children:

  1. Joseph [16??-1690]

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

The Northowram Register records


Thomas Kitson of Over Briar, Northowram buried 1st December 1709

A very big fat man

 

Kitson, TitusRef 328-165
[18??-1???] From around 1850, he had a pottery at Siddal. The Morton family took this over in 1858.

In 1866, he leased Woodman House Pottery and bought it in 1868.

He managed Edward Kitson's brickworks at Grimscar.

In 1897, he recommended the Soil Hill Pottery business to Isaac Button

Kitson, WilliamRef 328-175
[1???-1???] Police Constable in King Cross [1857]

Kitson, WilliamRef 328-5
[1???-18??] Around 1830, he was robbed by a gang comprising Daniel Maude, James Wilkinson, Edward Holden & John Clarke.

At their trial, they were all sentenced to death, but this was later commuted to transportation

Kitson, WilliamRef 328-3
[1843-1907] Son of John Kitson.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [25th June 1843].

He was an engine tenter [1871, 1881] / a stationary engine tenter [1891, 1907].

In 1863, he married Sarah Ann Blaymires [1844-1918] in Bradford.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Betty (née Lambert) [1817-1884] & Samuel Blaymires [1819-1890]
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1864]
  2. Ann Elizabeth [1865-1941]
  3. Harry
  4. Hannah [1876-1944]
  5. Ada [b 1879]
  6. Edith [1881-1886] who was buried with her parents
The family lived at

  • 41 Park Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 29 Haigh Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 74 Haigh Street [1891, 1907]

William died in 1907 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel with grandson Fred Kitson

Mount Tabor burials details (Grave A/11):

  • Daughter Edith Kitson [20th May 1886] (aged 5 years) 
  • Grandson Fred Kitson [22nd August 1906] (aged 4 months) 
  • Sarah Ann Kitson [16th November 1918] (aged 74 years) 
  • William Kitson [3rd September 1907] (aged 65 years) 

Members of the family were buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Kitson, WilliamRef 328-528
[1864-1918] Born in Southowram.

He was a joiner (dye works) [1888].

In 1888, he married Eliza Jane Sutcliffe [1859-1912] in Halifax.


Eliza Jane was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [1894-1962]
  2. Harry

The children were born in Brighouse.

They lived at

  • 44 Elland Road [1901]
  • 7 Wilton Street, Brookfoot [1911]

Kitson, William HenryRef 328-469
[1885-1951] Son of George Kitson.

Born 3rd April 1885.

Farmer at Highfield Farm, Southowram [1930].

On 9th June 1930, Mrs Margaret Buick pleaded guilty to stealing 3 cauliflowers from him

On 17th February 1906, he married Edith Mary Bradbury at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Eva [1905-1991]
  2. Ivy [1908-1967]
  3. John William [1911-1917]
  4. Irene May [1913-1914]
  5. Jack [1914-1974]
  6. Edgar [1916-1985]
  7. Reggie [1919-1978]
  8. Alice [1924] who died when 1 day old

He died on 31st December 1951 and was cremated at Scholemoor Crematorium, Bradford

 

 

Kitson surnameRef 328-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Kitson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Kitson

Baptism 1842; Marriages 1810, 1859, 1914; Death 1907

 

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