Knowles ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Knowles are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Knowles, AlfredRef 308-403
[1842-1905] Born in Halifax.

He was a tobacconist [1871] / a wholesale & retail tobacconist and tea dealer at 10 Swine Market, Halifax [1862, 1881] / a tobacconist [1881] / a tobacconist & agent (employer) [1891] / a tobacconist, parcel & shipping agent (employer) [1901] / a local agent for the Royal Mail Service to Australia, New Zealand &  Tasmania [1902].

The Leeds Mercury [27th December 1862] reported

Shop Robbery at Halifax

Early on Christmas Day, the shop of Mr Alfred Knowles, tobacconist and tea dealer, Swine Market, Halifax, was plundered of a large quantity of tobacco and tea, amounting altogether to upwards of £5 in value. The entrance was effected by forcing open the shop door


In [Q1] 1867, he married Hannah Wood [1843-1???] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Halifax


  1. Mary Jane who died 27th January 1868 (aged 10 weeks) 
  2. Alfred Tavender who died 19th April 1875 (aged 2 years 6  months) 
  3. Emily Ann who died 30th December 1876 (aged 7 months) 
  4. Hannah Elizabeth / Ciss [1869-1927] who was a  milliner [1891, 1901, 1911] & married [Halifax Q4 1927] Joe  Rawson
  5. twins Thomas Greenwood [b Q1 1871] who was an assistant  parcel agent [1891], a parcel & shipping agent [1901]
  6. George Edgar [1871-1935] who was an assistant parcel  agent [1891], a parcel & shipping agent [1901], a shipping agent and  carrier (employer) [1911]
  7. Harriet Ellen [b 1875] who was a dressmaker [1891, 1901,  1911]
  8. John Henry [b 1878] who was an errand boy [1891], a  mechanical draughtsman [1901]
  9. Charles Edward [b 1880] who was a commercial clerk [1901]
  10. Joseph William [b 1884] who was an apprentice electrician  [1901], an electrical engineer [1911]

They lived at

  • 8 Gibson Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Crown Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 44 Crown Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 19 Lewis Street, Halifax [1901, 1905]
  • 14 St Mary Street, Halifax [1911]

Alfred died 23rd March 1905 (aged 63) 

Hannah died 24th January 1927 (aged 64).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1710]

Knowles, Dr ArthurRef 308-314
[1865-19??] Born in Guiseley.

He was staying with his brother in Barnsley [1891] / a physician and surgeon at Halifax [1905] / a surgeon (general practitioner) (own account) [1911].

He lived at

Living with him [in 1911] was boarder Thomas Whitehead [b  Leeds 1881] (surgeon / general practitioner own account) 

Knowles, Charles JamesRef 308-4
[1798-1867] QC.

Son of James Knowles.

He was one of the most successful barristers on the Northern Circuit / Treasurer of the Middle Temple.

His cases were prominently reported in the Halifax Courier

Knowles, EdgarRef 308-263
[1897-1917] Son of James Knowles.

Born in Cornholme.

He was a bobbin finisher (varnishing bobbins) [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [21st October 1917].

He was buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXI G 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Knowles, EdithRef 308-15

In [Q3] 1894, she married (1) Thomas Smith in Halifax

In [Q4] 1915, she married (2) Benjamin Faulkes in Halifax.

Thomas & Benjamin were half-brothers

Knowles, EdwinRef 308-230
[1893-1917] Son of Mary & Richard Tennant Knowles of High Moor Lane, Clifton.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 9th October 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref XXXI D 17]

Knowles, ErnestRef 308-207
[1???-196?] Cotton manufacturer of Todmorden

Knowles, GeorgeRef 308-16
[1860-1906] Son of James Knowles.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton spinner [1881] / a cotton doubler [1891].

In [Q3] 1882, he married Lovina Whiteley [1852-1907] in Halifax.

Lovina was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. Priscilla who died in infancy
  2. Eveline who died in infancy
  3. Minnie [b 1875]

They lived at 9 Peel Street, Warley [1881].

George died 27th September 1906 (aged 46).

Lorina died 17th April 1907 (aged 55).

The couple & the children () were buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland

Knowles, George E. W.Ref 308-129
[1909-1947] BSc.

He married Jessie Ainley.

Jessie was the daughter of
Henry Ainley

The couple were buried at Elland Cemetery

Knowles, HenryRef 308-294
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Temple Mill, Rishworth [1804].

In 1804, he was declared bankrupt

Knowles, HenryRef 308-510
[1810-1863] Born in Leeds.

He was a woolsorter [1851] / a wool buyer at home [1861] / a wool buyer & manufacturer [1861].

Around 1838, he married (1) Ann [1809-18??].

Ann was born in Leeds

Details of her death / burial place are not yet known


  1. Hannah [b 1838]

Around 1843, he married (2) Elizabeth [1824-1???].

Elizabeth was born in Oldham


  1. Jane [b 1843] who was a dress maker [1861]
  2. Samuel Copley [b 1845] who was a wool sorter [1861]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1845]
  4. Alice Ann [1848-1873] who was buried with her father
  5. William Henry [b 1850]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1847]

They lived at

  • Triangle, Halifax [1851]
  • 3 Ryburn Terrace, Sowerby [1861]

Henry died 12th October 1863 (aged 53), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2111]

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

Knowles, HerbertRef 308-6
[1798-1817] Son of James Knowles.

Born in Gomersal.


Knowles, Rev J. G.Ref 308-413
[18??-1???] Curate at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [1892]

Knowles, JamesRef 308-5
[1769-1805] Of Green Head, Huddersfield & Wood Street, Cheapside, London.

Son of Lionel Knowles.

He married Elizabeth Phillips.


  1. Charles James
  2. Herbert

The children were orphaned at an early age:

James died in 1805

Knowles, JamesRef 308-228
[1843-1920] Born in Settle.

He was a labourer (bobbin manufacturer) [1911].

In [Q3] 1880, he married Jane Harvey [1853-1935] in Settle.

Jane was born in Redruth, Cornwall


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. child who died young [before 1911]
  5. Fanny [b 1877] who married Sedgwick Smith  [1877-19??], spinning machine fitter
  6. James Henry [b 1882] who was a labourer (bobbin works)   [1900]
  7. Beatrice [b 1878] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  8. Maurice [b 1891]
  9. Edgar

They lived at

  • 786 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1901]
  • 786 Bank Terrace, Cornholme [1911]

Knowles, James E.Ref 308-17
[1838-1???] Born in Manchester.

He was a farm labourer [1861] / a dyer [1871] / a farmer of 10 acres [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1838-1???].

Elizabeth was born in Greetland


  1. George
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1863] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Joseph E. [b 1865] who was a dyer [1881]
  4. Gibson [b 1870] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  5. John T. / Thomas [b 1870] who was a worsted  spinner [1881]
  6. Arthur William [b 1872]
  7. Walter [b 1874]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1876]

They lived at

  • Lower Martin Green, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Copperas Row, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • 20 Norland Town [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] was James's brother Joshua Knowles [b 1844] (cotton mill hand) 

Knowles, James EllisRef 308-350
[1868-1948] Rugby player. He played for Halifax 234 times between 1890 and 1899. He was a member of the Halifax team that won the Yorkshire Cup [1894] and played one game for Yorkshire against Durham [1894].

He farmed at Snydal Farm, Southowram [1908 to 1948].

In 1889, he married Sarah Heaton.

Sarah was the daughter of Andrew Heaton


  1. Wainwright
  2. Harry [b 1893] who married Beatrice Crawshaw
  3. May [b 1902] who married James Palmer
  4. Arthur [b 1905] who married Martha Ellen Siddall
  5. Annie [b 1907] who married Walter Hardy

In 1891, the family were living with Sarah's father at Siddal Wells

Knowles, JohnRef 308-291
[17??-1803] Owned Guteroyd Mill, Todmorden [17??] until his death

Knowles, JohnRef 308-592
[1775-1848] Son of Abraham Knowles [1738-1808], yeoman of Cottingley Bridge.

He married Mary Wilkinson [1775-1848].

Mary was the daughter of William Wilkinson [1735-1820] of Pye Bank, who built Bents Mill at Hallas Bridge [1810]


  1. John Wilkinson
  2. Mary Ann [b 1800] who was the third wife of George  Anderson [1799-1872], worsted manufacturer, of Bradford
  3. Abraham [b 1802] who died in infancy
  4. William [1804-1848] who briefly ran Hallas Mill,  Hallas Bridge, in the cotton business, then set up as a merchant in  Cincinnati, Ohio; unmarried
  5. Thomas [1806-1819]
  6. Abraham Hirst [1809-1818]
  7. Richard [b 1811] of Pye Bank who conducted worsted  spinning at Hallas Mill in the 1840s; married, 1837, Nancy  Heaton of Haworth; living at Lyden Terrace, Little Horton Lane,  Bradford, in 1874
  8. Maria [b 1813] who married William Schofield  Nichols [1807-18??] of Hewenden, worsted spinner
  9. Jonas [1815-1850] who was a worsted spinner at Hallas  Bridge in 1837 & died at Cincinnati
  10. Susannah [1818-1841]
  11. Emma [b 1820] who married [25th April 1855] James  Macfarlane of Cliff Lane, Baildon

He was a cotton spinner.

He operated and extended Bents Mill after his father-in-law's death.

He took his eldest son – John Wilkinson Knowles – into partnership and they made calicoes for the Manchester market.

their waggons went to and fro over Blackstone Edge constantly

The firm was

perhaps the largest maker of cotton goods in this part of the country, putting out handweaving at twenty different stations extending from Skipton to Cleckheaton

They were declared bankrupt in 1825.

Hallas Mill was destroyed by fire [1895].

Bents Mill was still in use as a warehouse [1960s].

The family lived at

  • Bents House, Cullingworth
  • Pye Bank, Wilsden

Knowles, JohnRef 308-14
[1844-18??] Born in Bristol.

He was an iron turner / a general mechanic [1891].

In [Q1] 1870, he (possibly) married Ann Scott [1846-18??] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Halifax

Child: William Henry

They lived at

  • Sykes Terrace, Ovenden [1881]
  • 9 Lincoln Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 5 Sefton Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Ann died between 1891 & 1901

Knowles, JohnRef 308-422
[1851-1911] He owned large estates in Todmorden. He died at Grange-over-Sands

Knowles, Rev John DickensonRef 308-87
[1828-1888] MA.

Son of Lionel Knowles

Born in Gomersal.

He was a graduate of Peterhouse, Cambridge / Curate at Halifax [1852-1858] / vicar in Glossop [for 23 years] / author of Pastoral Comforts, Gold & Pearls & other  works.

On 17th May 1859, he married Mary Louisa Orange at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Louisa was born in Eckington, Derbyshire, the daughter of Colonel John Edward Orange


  1. Mary L. [b 1861]
  2. John Lionel
  3. Charles E. [b 1865]
  4. Ella L. [b 1866]
  5. Francis G. [b 1869]
  6. Jessie B. [b 1870]
  7. Gertrude O. [b 1872]
  8. James L. C. [b 1874]

The family lived at Glossop [1871, 1881].

He died in Glossop

Knowles, Rev John LionelRef 308-8
[1862-1???] MA.

Son of Rev John Dickenson Knowles.

Born in Rawdon.

He was a graduate of Peterhouse, Cambridge / Rural Dean of Glossop [1906-1920]

Knowles, John PollardRef 308-383
[1825-1903] Son of John Wilkinson Knowles.

He was a corn dealer at New Bank, Halifax.

On 8th February 1853, he married Elizabeth Cowap.

On 30th April 1853, The Leeds Mercury reported

At the Town Hall on Tuesday last, Mary Crawshaw, aged 33, produced 2 female illegitimate children, stating that John Pollard Knowles, late a corn dealer in New Bank, was the father of them. She stated that she was servant to Thomas Barraclough, who is a [nephew] of Knowles's, and that Knowles was in the habit of coming to the house, where an illicit intercourse took place between them. Her sister Martha confirmed the evidence as to familiarities which she had seen. The Magistrate decided that the plaintiff should have paid, for the lying-in of one of the children, £2 14/6d, and for the other £2 10/6d, and that she should have 2/- per week for each child till they attained the age of 13 years

He had emigrated to America by 1861 and died there

Knowles, John WilkinsonRef 308-343
[1799-1865] Son of John Knowles.

Of Halifax.

His father operated and extended Bents Mill, Hallas Bridge after the death of his father-in-law William Wilkinson of Pye Bank. He took John Wilkinson into partnership and they made calicoes for the Manchester market.

They were declared bankrupt in 1825.

He resumed cotton spinning at Bents Mill [1827-1840]. He was a partner in the Thornaby Cotton Spinning Company, Stockton-on-Tees [1840-1850].

On 19th December 1822, he married Mary Pollard.

Mary came from Northowram, and was the youngest daughter of William Pollard of Spring House, near Halifax


  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. child who died in infancy
  5. child who died in infancy
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. John Pollard

The family lived at

John Wilkinson died 25th October 1865.

Mary died 10th December 1865.

There are memorial windows to the couple in Halifax Parish Church

Knowles, John WilliamRef 308-338
[1898-1918] Son of Mary & James Knowles of 206 Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 16th February 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II E 17].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Knowles, JonasRef 308-282
[18??-19??] Brush manufacturer. Proprietor of Park Wood Pleasure Grounds [1905]

Knowles, JonathanRef 308-594
[1791-1871] Of Northowram.

Born at Undercliffe, Bradford.

As a youth, he lived in Queenshead where his stepfather William Hargreaves – previously of the Bowling Green Inn, Bridge Street, Bradford – kept the Queen's Head Inn.

He was owner of the Black Horse public house in Thornton [1819] / a farmer and innkeeper at Denholme Gate / proprietor of the Denholme Gate Brewery / He commenced brewing  there and built new premises for this purpose in 1837 / one of the founders of St Paul's Church, Denholme / chairman of the Church building committee [1843-1846].

He established Knowles & Sons, in partnership with his sons Jonathan and George.

In 1815, he married (1) Martha Briggs

Martha was the daughter of Abram Briggs


  1. Hannah [1816-1871] who married Henry Foster
  2. David [1817-1818]
  3. Sarah [1819-1827]
  4. John [1820-1833]
  5. David [1822-1825]
  6. Jane [1823-1890] who married George Woodhead
  7. Ellen [1825-1876] who married Joseph Craven
  8. Martha [16th November 1827-1865] who married Solomon Barsdorf
  9. Abram Briggs [1830-1840]
  10. Maria [1832-1810] who married Eli Foster
  11. Jonathan [1834-1890] of Clough House, Denholme
  12. George [1839-1900] JP, of Croft House, Denholme

Martha died in 1840.

The Leeds Intelligencer of 19th December 1840 reported

She fell a victim to typhus fever which she caught while attending with maternal solicitude the last illness of one of her sons whose death took place on the 1st instant

On 9th October 1845, he married 21 at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary was the daughter of Rev Thomas Crowther

Knowles, JosephRef 308-223
[18??-19??] Liberal member of Hipperholme District Council. Director of T. A. Firth & Company, Bradford wool merchants. He lived at Home House, Lightcliffe [1904]

Knowles, JosephRef 308-238
[1885-1918] Son of Thomas Knowles.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

He was killed in action [25th August 1918] (aged 33).

He was buried at L'Homme Mort British Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France [Grave Ref II C 10]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Thomas also died in the War

Knowles, LionelRef 308-3
[1696-1779] Son of John Knowles of Northowram.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [March 1695/6]

He and his son were well-established as white cloth dressers in Gomersal [1760s].

In 1726, Lionel, of Halifax Parish, married Jane Laverack.

Jane came from Birstall


  1. Lionel [1735-1802]

The family moved and settled in Gomersal [around 1740].

He was an early member of the Knowles Family of Gomersal.

Lionel died in Gomersal in 1779 (aged 83) 

Knowles, LionelRef 308-9

He married Mary Rangsley.

Mary came from Heckmondwike


  1. son
  2. James

A member of the Knowles Family of Gomersal

Knowles, LionelRef 308-10
[1766-1837] Of West House, Gomersal.

He married Ann Hartley.

Ann came from Grassington

Child: Lionel

Knowles, LionelRef 308-7
[1792-1848] Of West House, Gomersal.

Son of Lionel Knowles.

He was a member of the Knowles Family of Gomersal, and third in descent from Lionel Knowles.

He married Lucy Dickenson.

Child: John Dickenson

Knowles, SamuelRef 308-12
[1808-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer [1851] / a grocer & provision dealer [1861].

He married (1) Ann [1805-1846].


  1. William [b 1831] who was a wire drawer [1851], a card  maker [1861]
  2. Henry who died in infancy
  3. John [1833-7th March 1858] a brass moulder & finisher  [1851]
  4. Amelia [b 1835]
  5. George who died 25 Sep 1838 (aged 2 years & 6 months)   
  6. James [b 1840] who was a thick wire drawer [1861]
  7. Martha Ann who died 29 Dec 1838 (aged 9 months)   
  8. Thomas [1841-30th December 1884] who was a coach trimmer  [1861]
  9. Phoebe [b 1844]
  10. William Henry [b 1845] who was a card maker [1861]

Ann died 22nd November 1846 (aged 41).

She & other members of the family () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 162].

In [Q4] 1852, he married (2) Sarah [1812-1???] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax.

She was (possibly) the widow of James Edward Muirhead [d Q1 1946]



  1. Charles [b 1853]

They lived at

  • Northowram [1838]
  • 3 Shaw's Court, Bull Green, Halifax [1851]
  • 12 King Cross Lane, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was Sarah's son (from her first marriage) James Muirhead [b 1840] (brushmaker).

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

Knowles, SmithRef 308-256
[1842-1???] Born at Shroggs, Halifax.

He was adopted by Rev Philip P. Carpenter BA PhD of Warrington. Rev Carpenter was known as a conchologist.

In 1857, he went to live in Manchester. He became a printer and publisher. He settled in Sale.

He wrote a quantity of prose and poems including Every Band of Hope Boy's Reciter [in 7 volumes] and Laughable Dialogues

Knowles, Stanley WalterRef 308-2
[1903-1976] Son of Walter Thomas Knowles.

In [Q2] 1926, he married Dorothy Mellor [1899-1988] in Huddersfield.

Stanley Walter died 17th November 1976 (aged 73).

Dorothy died 1st February 1988 (aged 89).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A4] with his parents

Knowles, T.Ref 308-71

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 21st March 1921.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 145]

Knowles, ThomasRef 308-290
[17??-18??] He went into partnership with John Haworth at Oldroyd Mill, Langfield and at Lob Mill. The partnership evolved into Ingham, Hollinrake & Company

Knowles, ThomasRef 308-589

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


  1. Thomas E.
  2. Joseph

The family lived at 11 Grove Row, Heath Hill Road, Mount Tabor, Halifax.

Sons Thomas E. & Joseph died in World War I

Knowles, ThomasRef 308-459
[1805-1851] Born in Ovenden.

He was a dyer [1834] / landlord of the Britannia Inn, Halifax [1837, ... 1850].

On 7th December 1834, he married Elizabeth Crossley [1806-1851] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Mariana [b 1830]
  2. Thomas Greenwood
  3. George [b 1839]
  4. Alfred [b 1842]
  5. Elizabeth [1844-1907] who married David Whitaker
  6. John William [b 1848]

Thomas died Q1 1851.

Elizabeth took over at the Britannia Inn [1851].

Living with Elizabeth [in 1851] was widowed aunt Mary Bottomley [aged 90].

Elizabeth died at the Britannia Inn [Q3 1851]

Knowles, Thomas E.Ref 308-248
[1882-1915] Son of Thomas Knowles.

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

He died 5th May 1915 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Joseph also died in the War

Knowles, Thomas GreenwoodRef 308-11
[1837-1885] Son of Thomas Knowles.

Born in Halifax [31st May 1837].

He was a cashier / a member of the Derby Lodge of the Freemason, Cheetham, Lancashire  [1863] / landlord of the Shakespeare, Halifax [1871].

By 1881, he had retired and was living in Keighley,

On 10th February 1883, he married Barbara Waddington [1827-1887] in Keighley.

Barbara was born in Keighley.

She had been Thomas's housekeeper [1871]


Thomas died in Keighley [7th January 1885].

Barbara died in Keighley [19th September 1887].

They are buried in the Utley Cemetery, Keighley

Knowles, WainwrightRef 308-352
[1891-1953] Eldest son of James Ellis Knowles.

He was a farmer.

He married Annie P. Beever.

On the 21st June 1949, he was seriously injured when he was gored by a bull at the family's Snydal Farm, Southowram. He was paralysed and confined to bed until his death

Knowles, Walter ThomasRef 308-337
[1875-1954] Born in Darwen, Lancashire.

He established W. T. Knowles & Sons [1906]

In 1928, he was presented with a clock for his work with the Southowram Subscription Band

In [Q3] 1898, he married Leah Louisa Rawkins [1876-1955] in Preston, Lancashire.

Leah Louisa came from Preston


  1. Vincent Aubrey [b 1900]
  2. Stanley Walter
  3. Gordon Thomas [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 4 Near Binns, Southowram [1911]
  • Ashgrove Cottage, Southowram [1927]
  • Ashgrove, Southowram [1936]

Walter Thomas died 8th May 1954 (aged 79).

Leah Louisa died 23rd January 1955 (aged 79) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A4]

Knowles, WilliamRef 308-542
[1870-1912] Of Well Head Farm.

See Knowles's Dairy

Knowles, William HenryRef 308-13
[1874-1952] Son of John Knowles.

Born in Liversedge.

He was a general labourer [1901] / a mechanic iron turner [1911].

He married Q41899 [1873-1936] in Halifax.

Lucy was born in Queensbury


  1. Wilfred L. [b 1905]

They lived at

  • 9 Lincoln Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Sefton Terrace, Halifax (with William Henry's widowed  father) [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was William Henry's widowed father [b 1844].

Lucy died 4th May 1936 (aged 63).

William Henry died 10th February 1952 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1551]

Knowles, WillieRef 308-320
[1898-1917] Son of Mary Ann & William Knowles of 14 Throstle Street, Walsden.

Born in Walsden.

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

He died 3rd May 1917.

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I F 17].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance


The Knowles family of StoodleyRef 308-4800


Knowles surnameRef 308-1
There are 46 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Knowles, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Knowles

Marriages 1800, 1804, 1870, 1907; Deaths 1804, 1899, 1900


© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 18:00 / 1st December 2023 / 51157

Page Ref: MMK595

search tips advanced search
site search by freefind