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Longbottom, Albert
[18??-1900] He worked for Charnock's, builders & decorators.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed at Ladysmith whilst holding positions at Caesar's Camp on Cecil Hill [6th January 1900].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Longbottom, Albert
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Woodhead Quarry, Northowram [1905]. He lived at Hipperholme

Longbottom, Amon
[1884-1917] Born in Shelf.

Baptised at Coley Church [1st June 1884].

He was organist at Coley Church / Secretary of Coley Church Sunday School / a representative for Mitchell, Priestley & Company, Leek Lea Mills, Odsal / a member of Bradford Wool Exchange.

On 26th December 1907, he married Evangeline Davidson Janet Bland [1882-1961] at Coley Church.

Children:

  1. son

They lived at

  • Towngate, Hipperholme
  • 9 South Lane, Shelf

During World War I, he served as a Private / Signaller with the 1st/4th Battalion Essex Regiment.

He was killed in action in Gaza [3rd November 1917].

He was buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine [Grave Ref XXIX A 15].

He is remembered at Coley Church, on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Longbottom, Arthur
[1894-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a hairdresser [1916].

On 30th October 1916, he married Emma Elizabeth Craven in Halifax.


Emma Elizabeth was the daughter of
Richard Craven
 

Longbottom, Arthur Fielding
[1872-1949] Son of Thomas Henry Longbottom.

He was a warp dresser [1891] / a worsted coating manufacturer [1901] / a worsted coating manufacturer (employer) [1911] / Director of the Ripponden Commercial Company [1935] / Chairman of the Ripponden Commercial Company [1949].

In 1902, he married Emily Hitchen [1873-19??].

They lived at Hollins Royd, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

See Timothy Hitchen

Longbottom, Arthur Thompson
[1864-1942] MBE, JP.

Son of John William Longbottom.

Born in Halifax [2nd December 1864].

About 1901, he changed his name to Longbotham.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1874], at a private school in Norfolk and King William's College, Isle of Man / a solicitor's articled clerk [1881] / solicitor (employer) [1901] / Halifax attorney and antiquarian / partner in Longbotham & Sons with his father and his brother Lewis Henry Longbottom / awarded the MBE [1918] / JP [1933] / Clerk to the Board of Guardians / Clerk to Greetland UDC / Clerk to Stainland-with-Old Lindley UDC / Clerk to Barkisland UDC / Clerk to the Halifax Workhouse [1894-1930].

He was interested in antiquities and local history, and found a flint arrow head in his garden. He discovered the foundations of Waterhouse's Hospital / the Blue Coat School.

Under the name Antiquarius, he wrote a biography of Charles Radcliffe which appeared in the Brighouse & Elland Echo

In 1895, he married Annie (Blossie) Barraclough [1875-1944].


Annie was the daughter of Arthur Barraclough
 

Children:

  1. Helen Velleda [1897-1975] who married Neville Thompson Farrar

The family lived at 26 Savile Park, Halifax [1901].

He was cremated at Scholemoor, Bradford

Longbottom, Arthur William
[1883-1943] MP.

He was a railway clerk [1898] / an Alderman / the first Labour Mayor of Halifax [1922-1923] / Labour MP for Halifax [1928-1931] / Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Overseas Trade.

On 5th July 1929, he made his first aerial flight from Croydon to Doncaster


Question: Does anyone know anything about the flight?

 

Longbottom, Athelstan
[1876-19??] Son of Isaac Longbottom.

He was a milk dealer [1911].

In 1904, he married Minnie Crabtree in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1910]

The family lived at Pasture House Farm, Southowram [1911]

Longbottom, Sir Benjamin
[1876-1930] MIEE.

Son of John Singleton Longbottom.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was president of Manchester Association of Engineers [1926] / chairman of the British Electrical & Allied Manufacturers Association / managing director of Electric Motors Limited, Manchester / vice chairman of Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris, Manchester / director of Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

He was knighted in 1925 for his work in connection with the illumination of the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley [1924/5].

In April 1913, he married Alice May Little.


Alice May was the daughter of a Carlisle businessman
 

The family lived at

  • Upper Foot, Luddendenfoot [1881]
  • Wood Bank, Luddendenfoot [1891]
  • Rockcliffe, Luddendenfoot [1901]

He died at Harraby Lodge, Totteridge Lane, London [2nd May 1930].

He was buried at Birstall Parish Church [5th May 1930]

Longbottom, Claude
[1897-1952] He was a member of the Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade.

During World War I, he joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

In [Q4] 1921, he married Ada Mary Cockcroft in Todmorden.


Ada Mary was the daughter of Frank Cockcroft
 

After the marriage, Claude was a groom/driver and Ada Mary was a housekeeper at Ingleby Hall, near Northallerton.

Children:

  1. Philip

The family lived at

Claude died in 1952 (aged 55) 

Longbottom, Edward
[15??-15??] He lived at Cooper House, Luddendenfoot [1550]

Longbottom, Edward
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards).

He died in the conflict.

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

Longbottom, Ernest
[1894-1918] Son of Thomas Longbottom.

He was educated at Siddal Council School / a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a member of St Mary's Church, Halifax / a staff sergeant in the Church Lads' Brigade at St Mary's / a core maker at iron foundry [1911] / a core maker for Sagar & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private / Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

In November 1916, he was hospitalised for 7 months with trench feet.

He died in No.2 Canada Casualty Clearing Station of a severe head wound received in action [24th February 1918] (aged 24).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th March 1918].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXVII E 10A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longbottom, Eva Hannah
[1???-19??] LRAM, ARCM.

Born at Salterhebble.

Daughter of Charles Longbottom.

She later moved to Bristol [1934].

She was blind from birth and went on to become known as authoress, musician, composer, singer, teacher of music, elocutionist, and lecturer.

She wrote an account of her life: Silver Bells of Memory [1933].

Her claims that she had seen fairies in her mind's eye, attracted her to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

She lived at 19 Chandos Road, Bristol [1934]

Longbottom, F.
[18??-191?] Of Southowram.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

Longbottom, Francis Edward
[1873-1950] Son of Thomas Henry Longbottom.

He was a worsted weaver [1891] / a worsted coating manufacturer [1901].

In 1904, he married Dora Parker.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Freda
  3. Kathleen
  4. Jessie

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden in the family grave there

Longbottom, Fred
[18??-1916] Or Frank.

Of Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 10th October 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longbottom, Fred
[1888-1917] Son of Harriet & Abraham Longbottom of Brighouse.

Born in Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with C Company 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 15th December 1917 (aged 29).

He was buried at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VIII E 16]

Longbottom, H.
[18??-19??] Recorded in January 1896, when he was a
practical watchmaker & jeweller at Ryburn Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

Longbottom, Harry
[18??-19??] A well-known Brighouse characterFootball Harry – who could recite all the matches and the goals scored by any football team

Longbottom, Harry
[1892-1918] Son of Thomas Longbottom.

Born in Barkisland

He was a member of the Primitive Methodist School = Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland / a member of the [?] Institute / a cotton twiner piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He was twice wounded, and he was gassed. He was killed in France whilst he was acting as a stretcher-bearer [16th April 1918] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 9], on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland, and on Barkisland War Memorial

Longbottom, Henry Brook
[1871-1934] Son of John Singleton Longbottom.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was managing director of J. & J. Longbottom / vice chairman of Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited / president of the Birstall Savage Club

In 1895, he married Edith Elizabeth Gaskell [1871-1934] at Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Briar Lee, Trinity Road, Birstall [1934]

His wife died [9th October 1934].

Henry died at Birstall one week later [22nd May 1934]

Longbottom, Isaac
[18??-1???]

He married Emily [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Walter

The family lived at 11 Arthur Street, Halifax

Longbottom, Isaac
[1842-1913] Born in Halifax [16th October 1842].

He was a farmer [1911].

In 1869, he married Susan Brear [1845-1915].


Susan came from Halifax and was born 10th July 1845
 

Children:

  1. Elsworth [1872-10th July 1946] who was a butcher [1911]
  2. (possibly) Hetty Louisa [1875-5th December 1958]
  3. Athelstan
  4. Francis Michael [b 1881] who was working on farm [1911]
  5. Camelia [b 1886] who was a housekeeper [1911]

The 1911 census records that they had 7 children of whom 5 survived.

The family lived at Pasture House, Southowram [1911].

Isaac died 12th December 1913.

Susan died 26th February 1915.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-E2]

Longbottom, Jabez
[1???-1???] Born 18th January 1847, Son of Thomas Longbottom.

He worked as a dyer at Hunsworth Mill, Cleckheaton before moving to Luddendenfoot. He joined cousin Joseph and distant cousin John Singleton Longbottom, and set up in the dyeing business – see J. & J. Longbottom.

Landlord of the General Rawdon, Luddendenfoot [1881]

Longbottom, James
[18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Gibbet Street, Halifax.


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

 

In April 1890, he was declared insolvent

Longbottom, James
[1849-1917] Son of Samuel Longbottom.

He was a partner in Samuel Longbottom & Sons

In 1870, he married Emma Briggs [1848-1927] at Halifax

They lived at Mixenden Hall [1905, 1911].

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Longbottom, James Edward
[1882-1955] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinning overlooker [1905].

On 19th May 1905, he married Mary Emma Whiteley.


Mary Emma was born in Ripponden, the daughter of
John Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1907]
  2. Edmond [b 1910]

Longbottom, John
[1845-1907] First headmaster at St James's Day School, Hebden Bridge.

Last headmaster of Warley Grammar School.

He lived at Carr House, Booth.

He wrote several articles on local history. He wrote a pamphlet entitled Ancient Halls of Halifax Parish [1891]. He was a member of Midgley Urban District Council. He died after falling down his cellar steps

Longbottom, John Edward
[1864-1928] Son of William Longbottom.

Born in Nottinghamshire.

He was Manager of the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company at 1 King Street, Brighouse [1897] / Manager of the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company Limited [1911].

In 1891, he married (1) Isabel Emma King [1867-1???] in Huddersfield.


Isabel Emma came from Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. unknown

In [Q4] 1917, he married (2) Mabel Frances Cochrane in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Brian Cochrane (Longbottom) [1918-1996]
  2. Philip John [1919-2010]

They lived at

  • Huddersfield [1891]
  • 174 Thornhill Road, Rastrick [1901]
  • 122 Huddersfield Road, The Knowle, Rastrick [1911]

On account of his health, the family moved to Bridlington, where he established what became Lloyds Bank

Longbottom, John Singleton
[1841-1913] Son of Emma (née Brook) [1809-1849] & Benjamin Longbottom [1806-1880].

Born in Gomersal [18th August 1841].

He moved to Keighley [1868], to Sowerby Bridge [by 1876] and Luddendenfoot [by 1881].

He was a grocer before moving to Luddendenfoot, where he became a master dyer. He became a pioneer in the dyeing of scarlet cloth.

He was Chairman of the Luddendenfoot Local Board of Health [1882].

He was in business as a dyer with distant cousin Joseph Longbottom at Luddendenfoot and Birstall [1893] – see John Longbottom & Company and J. & J. Longbottom. Jabez Longbottom joined them.

On 19th July 1866, he married Annie Wigglesworth [1842-1???] at St Peter's Church, Birstall.

Children:

  1. William Fearnley [1868-1935]
  2. Emma [1870-1???]
  3. Henry
  4. Maria [1873-19??]
  5. Louisa [1874-1933] who married [1898] William Kaye
  6. Edward Brooke [18??-1934]
  7. Benjamin
  8. Joseph Fearnley [1880-1946]
  9. Tom
  10. John Singleton [1883-1942]
  11. Edith Hannah [1886-1938]

The family lived at

  • Wood Bank, Midgley [1891]
  • Rockcliffe, Luddendenfoot [1893]

He retired to Leeds [by 1911] where he was a retired indigo dyer [1911].

He died in Leeds [27th December 1913].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £49,872 5/7d. Probate was granted to his sons William Fernley Longbottom (gentleman), Henry Longbottom (dyer), and Benjamin Longbottom (engineer).

See George Norman Speak

Longbottom, John William
[1832-1???] Born in Halifax. Son of Ruth (née Anne) & Henry Longbottom, a plasterer.

He was a solicitor's engrossing clerk living at 20 Mason Street, Hull [1851] / a law stationer [1853] / a law stationer, lithographer and local preacher (methodist mission) [1861] / a solicitor [1871] / a solicitor in practice [1881] / an Alderman [1881].

An obituary recorded that

He set up on his own after serving Articles with Mr Cronhelm

He was also Councillor [1871] / a Governor of Heath Grammar School [1880] / an Alderman / (possibly) Clerk at the Halifax Workhouse [1877-1894]

On 29th November 1853, he married (1) Elizabeth Susannah Machell [1830-1858] at Ebenezer Chapel, Leeds.


Elizabeth Susannah was the second daughter of bookbinder Richard Machell of Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Ruth Anne [1854]
  2. Richard Machell [1857-1877]

In 1871, John William was listed as a widower.

He married (2) Elizabeth [1836-1899] born in Heckmondwike.

Children:

  1. Lewis Henry
  2. Robina Janet [b 1863]
  3. Arthur Thompson
  4. Florence Gertrude
  5. Ernest Athelstan [b 1872]
  6. Jessie Winifred [b 1874]
  7. Frederick Arnold [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • 3 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Heath Villas, Halifax [1871]
  • Heath Bank, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1861] was sister-in-law Eliza Jane Thompson [aged 29].

In 1871, Eliza Jane Thompson was still with them and listed as

Wife of a Captain in British Merchant Service at sea

John William died at Heath Bank, Halifax [14th June 1897]. The cause of death was said to be entirely attributable to the effects of an electrical operation performed upon his ears and nose by a London specialist in 1894.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £16,850. Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth, sons Louis Henry and Arthur Thompson, and Lewis Farrar, Commission Agent.

Elizabeth died on 7th March 1899 [aged 63]. She was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

Longbottom, Jonathan
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1727]

Longbottom, Joseph
[18??-18??] He was a farmer on 6 acres [1881].

He married Unknown.

The family lived at Hatchet Farm, Ovenden [1881]

Longbottom, Joseph
[18??-19??] Of Pearson's Buildings, Norland.

He was injured – cuts about the face and severe shaking – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Longbottom, Joseph
[1836-1???] Born in Skircoat Green.

He was a market gardener [1881].

In [Q3] 1858, he married Esther Jowett [1834-1???] in Halifax.


Esther was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. William C. [b 1860] who was a gardener (non domestic) [1881]
  2. Alice [b 1864] who was a factory hand (worsted) [1881]
  3. Robert [b 1866] who was a factory hand (worsted) [1881]
  4. Emma [b 1868] who was a factory hand (worsted) [1881]
  5. Willie [b 1871] who was a half timer factory hand (worsted) [1881]
  6. Annie [b 1872]
  7. Edith M. [b 1875]

The family lived at Woodhall Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]

Longbottom, Joseph
[1845-1910] Born in Hunsworth.

He was a dyer at Hunsworth Mills, Cleckheaton [1866] / a master dyer / a member of the Luddendenfoot Local Board of Health [1880s] / director of Luther Hanson & Company (Limited) [1888] / Chairman of the Luddendenfoot Local Board of Health [1897] / He was a director of Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited [1899] / a member of J. Longbottom & Company [1905]. He was on the Board in 1886 when he seconded proposals to bring gas mains to the district.

He was in business as a dyer with distant cousin John Singleton Longbottom at Luddendenfoot and Birstall [1893] – see J. & J. Longbottom. Jabez Longbottom joined them.

They were instrumental in setting up the Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited.

On 4th February 1865, he married Grace Schofield [1843-1933] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Children:

  1. Martha Jane [1865-1925] who was born at Roe Head, Mirfield and died [26th November 1925] at Springfield Convalescent Home, Horsforth. She became a hospital matron and never married
  2. Amy [1866-1951] who became a hospital matron and never married
  3. Edwin [1868-1919] who was born at Hunsworth Mill, Cleckheaton, was a dyer, and died [16th January 1919] in Holbeck
  4. Sandy
  5. Fred [1873-1891] who was born in Bury, was an auctioneer's apprentice [1891], a textile dyer [1901], and died [25th October 1960] in Littleborough
  6. Douglas [1876-1916] who was born at Boulderclough, Sowerby, who was a publican at the Albion Hotel, Ravensthorpe [1901], a house-painter at Boulderclough [1911], and died [14th June 1916] at Boulderclough

The family moved from Hunsworth to Bury [around 1870] then to Sowerby [1876] and later to Luddendenfoot.

The family lived at

In 1894, Grace petitioned for divorce, on grounds of adultery, cruelty and intemperate habits.

Joseph disinherited his son Sandy after he went to the US, leaving him only £10 in his will.

Joseph died in 1910.

He & daughter Martha Jane were buried at Whitechapel, Cleckheaton Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,102 1/9d.

Grace died 15th December 1933.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, Birkenshaw

Longbottom, Joseph
[1854-1920] He was a stoker [1881] / landlord of the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1891, 1894, 1905] / a retired railway engine driver [1905, 1911]

In 1875, he married Hannah, daughter of John Evers.

Children:

  1. Charlotte Emma [b 1877]
  2. Walter
  3. Emma [b 1881] who married Charles William Thompson

The family lived at

  • 17 Pickwood Scar, Norland [1881]
  • 17 Hill Crest, Sowerby Bridge [1911, where he died 1920]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £945 10/4d

Longbottom, Lewis Henry
[1861-1930] Eldest son of John William Longbottom.

About 1901, he changed his name to Longbotham.

He was a solicitor's articled clerk [1881] / solicitor of Copley Road, Halifax / solicitor [1886, 1891, 1901] / partner in Longbotham & Sons with his brother Arthur Thompson Longbotham / Clerk to Midgley UDC / Clerk to Soyland UDC.

On 2nd September 1886, he married Edith Annie, of Sowerby Bridge, daughter of William Murgatroyd.

Children:

  1. Cyril Murgatroyd [b 1887] who died in Switzerland as a result of war injuries
  2. Doris [b 1891]
  3. Florence / Florence Winifred [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Heath Royd, Halifax [1886]
  • 26 Savile Park, Halifax [1891]
  • The Gables, Skircoat, Halifax [1901]

He was cremated at Scholesmoor Cemetery, Bradford

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £27,296.

See Maria Ackroyd

Longbottom, Otis
[1898-1917] Son of Samuel Longbottom.

He was a member of Rhodes Street Sunday School Boys' Brigade / a worsted doffer [1911] / a driver for the Windmill Finishing Company.

During World War I, he was called-up [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed by a piece of shrapnel [19th July 1917] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longbottom, Richard
[1826-1885]

He married Sarah [1798-1857].

Children:

  1. Ann [1824-19th April 1841]
  2. Mary [1830-5th May 1840]
  3. Thomas who died May 10th 1841 (aged 9 months) 

Sarah died 7th June 1857 (aged 59).

Richard died 4th July 1885 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: P17]

Longbottom, Richard
[1853-1916] Born in Barkisland.

He was a mason contractor (employer) [1901].

On 20th December 1873, he married Nanny Halstead [1855-1912] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nanny was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Charlie [b 1876] who was a stone mason [1901], a building contractor [1911], a clerk of works [1916]
  2. Fred [b 1883] who was a tailor's apprentice [1901]
  3. Irwin [b 1885] who was a stone mason's apprentice [1901]
  4. Albert [b 1887] who was a worsted frame doffer [1901]
  5. Richard
  6. George [b 1894] who was an apprentice tool fitter [1911]

The family lived at

  • 14 Harper Royd Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 14 Sandal Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1916]

Nanny died 24th July 1912 (aged 57).

Richard died 3rd January 1916 (aged 62).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £357 9/8d.

The will was proved by son Charlie.

Nanny & Richard were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland. Their son Richard – who died in World War I – is remembered on their gravestone

Longbottom, Richard
[1890-1917] Son of Richard Longbottom.

Of Norland.

He lived at Rose Cottage, Norland.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died in Belgium [20th September 1917] (aged 27).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £64 16/11d.

Administration was granted to his brother Charlie

Richard is remembered on his parents' gravestone at St Luke's Church, Norland, on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 115-119, 162A & 163A], and on Norland War Memorial

Longbottom, Robert
[1846-1895] Son of Thomas Longbottom.

He was a mechanic [1871] / beerhouse keeper of the Joiners' Arms, Halifax [1875] / a comb maker [1881] / a wool comb maker [1891].

On 21st May 1866, he married Emma Bentley [1845-1880] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 2 Priestley Court, Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Hope Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Silver Street, Halifax [1880]
  • 14 Stead Street, Halifax [1891, 1895]

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Longbottom, Rowland
[1839-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a hawker of drapery [1871].

In 1865, he married Mary Ann Whitaker [1836-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Walter [b 1867]
  2. Leila Ada [b 1869]

The family lived at Hoyle Bank, Sowerby [1871]

Longbottom, Sam
[19??-19??]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longbottom, Samuel
[1822-1876] Of Ovenden. He was born into a Methodist family, and christened at Mount Zion, Ogden.

He married Hannah [1823-1909].

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. James

In 1841, he was a stone delver, probably in the Mount Tabor quarry.

By 1851, he had become a bookkeeper. He went on to become a manufacturer, with his own textile business which became Samuel Longbottom & Sons.

He was best known for his musical exploits, and it was for this that he was honoured with a large memorial stone in the Mount Zion graveyard, and the following inscription:

This monument was erected as a tribute of respect and esteem by his numerous admiring friends. He was well known by his talent and compositions to the musical world having been for many years conductor of the celebrated Black Dike Band, and was also organist at St Paul's Church Denholme Gate. By his gentle unassuming manners, and his kind disposition of heart, he formed a wide circle of warm admirers

He was the first professional conductor of the Black Dike Mills Brass Band. The Band won national competitions when he was in charge. He was also organist for some time at Mount Zion Chapel, Ogden.

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Longbottom, Samuel
[1862-1???] Son of Jonathan Longbottom, overlooker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a yarn scourer of Whitegate, Southowram [1882] / a general labourer [1891] / a ware stocker [1901] / a wool warehouseman [1911].

In 1882, he married Jane Elizabeth Hudson [1862-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane Elizabeth, of Whitegate, Southowram, was born in Haxby, York, the daughter of George Hudson, wiredrawer
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1883] who was a worsted winder [1901], married Patrick Kearns [1904], and was a worsted winder [1911]
  2. Ronald [b 1890]
  3. Otis
  4. Arthur [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 36 Cinderhills Road, Southowram [1891]
  • 5 Shaw Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Richardson Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Elba Cottage, Siddal [1917]

Longbottom, Samuel
[1877-1953] Son of Thomas Henry Longbottom.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted warper [1891] / a worsted coating manufacturer [1901, 1919].

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration and a motor cycle drivers' licence.

On 24th September 1919, he married Emma Kitchen at St Peter's, Sowerby.


Emma was the daughter of James Kitchen
 

Children:

  1. Margaret born [b 1921] who married [1943] Eric Lockwood
  2. Mabel [1924-1925]
  3. Sheila [b 1926] who married [1951] Harry Travis [1923-1996]

The children were born in Halifax.

He lived at 143 Park Villas, Sowerby Bridge.

Samuel died in Sowerby [7th April 1953].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £24,514 16/5d to his two surviving daughters

Longbottom, Samuel
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Longbottom, Sandy
[1870-1942] Son of Joseph Longbottom.

Born at Hunsworth Mill, Cleckheaton [25th September 1870]

On 27th February 1896, he married Clara Ann Robinson [1869-1933] at Halifax Parish Church.


Clara Ann was born at Stoney Royd, Midgley [28th September 1869].

She already had a daughter, Gladys Longbottom Robinson, [1892-1974]

 

Children:

  1. Claude [1897-1952]
  2. Mary Monica [1900-1984]
  3. Laura Constance [1907-1911]

On 12th January 1907, Sandy sailed from Liverpool for New York, arriving at Ellis Island on 20th January, stating that he was going to visit a friend, Harry Foster, whose address was Emerald Street, Philadelphia.

He never returned to England. He never saw his youngest child Laura Constance. He was disinherited by his father, who left him only £10 in his will.

In 1910, he was working as a dyer in Philadelphia, and living as a lodger with a family called Cambell, claiming to be a single man whose mother was born in Scotland and father born in England.

On 8th July 1925, he married, bigamously, Margaret Binkley Christman in Detroit, Michigan, using the name Sandy Long. Although he falsely claimed to have been born in Scotland and gave his age as 51, he accurately gave his father's name as Joseph and his mother's maiden name as Grace Schofield.

By 1930, he was working as a sign-writer and living as a married man, Sandy Long, with wife Margaret, in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was naturalised as a US citizen in 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, starting the process with a declaration of intention in 1938. The documentation showed both names: Longbottom and Long, with his signature in each name. When he died in November 1942 in Euclid, Ohio, he was known as Sandy Long. A few days later Margaret Long, also died in Cleveland, Ohio.

His real wife, Clara Ann Longbottom had died in Mytholmroyd on 8 July 1933

Longbottom, Thomas
[1814-1853] Born in Bingley.

On 22nd November 1835, he married Ann, daughter of Richardson Walbank, at St Peter's, Leeds.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Fanny [1838-1912]
  3. Robert [1845-1895]
  4. William [1849-1891]

All the children were born in Bingley and died in Halifax.

Thomas died in Bingley [1853].

In 1862, Ann married Charles Ambler

Longbottom, Thomas
[1817-1883] Of Hunsworth Mill, Birstall.

He married Rachel Oldfield.

Children:

  1. Jabez

Thomas and Rachel moved from Hunsworth to Luddendenfoot

Longbottom, Thomas
[1821-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Longbottom of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [25th December 1821]

Longbottom, Thomas
[1823-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He was a gate keeper at chemical work [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1823-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Sophia [b 1856] who was a woollen weaver [1881]

The family lived at Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]

Longbottom, Thomas
[1828-1905] Aka Tommy o't' Salt Pie.

Born in Warley.

He was a labourer for stone mason [1861] / a mason's labourer [1871] / a mason's labourer [1881, 1891, 1891] / an employee of Jonathan Bracken & Sons Limited [1905].

He was considered an eccentric who amassed a collection of bric á brac or curiosities which were auctioned after his death. The collection included 63 clocks, 33 cwt block of coal, 2 live parrots, 2 stuffed pigeons, a bust of Prime Minister William Gladstone and a Russian-made coffin containing a doll

He married Grace [1835-1???].


Grace was born in Thornton, Bradford.

She was a worsted spinner [1861], a woollen weaver [1871], a worsted drawer [1881, 1891]

 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1862] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a machine comber (worsted) [1881]
  2. Martha A [b 1864] who was a worsted twister [1881]
  3. Florin / Floran [b 1868] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a rag sorter at paper mill [1891]

The family lived at Salt Pie, Luddenden [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were widowed sister-in-law Hannah Greenwood [aged 71], and grandchildren Grace Hannah Bedford [aged 8] and Arthur Bedford [aged 5].

He died 26th June 1905

Longbottom, Thomas
[1870-19??] Son of John Longbottom.

Born in

He was a warehouseman of Browning Avenue, Siddal [1891] / a worsted stuff warehouseman [1901] / a textile warehouseman [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Jane Hill [1869-19??] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Jane, of Siddal Hall, was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Frank [b 1897] who was a bobbin doffer [1911], and served in Italy in World War I
  3. Walter [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 19 Browning Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 25 Browning Avenue, Siddal, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Browning Avenue, Siddal [1918]

Longbottom, Major Thomas
[1882-1934] Son of John Singleton Longbottom.

He was a stockbroker.

On 14th April 1918, married Elsie Keturah Balmforth at St Peter's Church, Birstall.

He died in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire [26th August 1934].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,416 8/4d [resworn £6,439]

Longbottom, Thomas H.
[18??-19??] Worsted coating manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge Mill [1905]

Longbottom, Thomas Henry
[1846-1899] Son of Samuel Longbottom.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted manufacturer employing 8 persons [1881] / a woollen manufacturer manager [1891] / a partner in Samuel Longbottom & Sons.

Sometime after the demise of the family business at Hay's Mill, Mixenden, he became manager of Lower Willow Hall Mills, Sowerby Bridge. Here, according to the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle [22nd December 1899], he

carried on the business of a manufacturer of worsted coatings and other fine cloths

In 1869, he married Hannah Fielding.


Hannah was the daughter of Daniel Fielding
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1870]
  2. Arthur Fielding
  3. Francis Edward
  4. Zillah Victoria [b 1875]
  5. Sam
  6. Eli Newsome [b 1881]

The family lived at

At the time of his death, he was a local councillor in Sowerby Bridge.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Longbottom, Thomas Henry
[1905-1995] Born 24th December 1905. Son Francis Edward Longbottom.

He established Longbottom's (Sowerby Bridge) Limited. He was a Director of the Ripponden Commercial Company [1949]. He was a member of Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council for many years and Chairman of the Council on 2 occasions.

He married Grace Ella Cleverley from Stourbridge, Worcester.

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. John
  3. Peter
  4. Felicity

He died 23rd January 1995

Longbottom, Thomas William
[1868-1949] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton twiner [1891, 1901] / a cotton twister [1911].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Ann Schofield [1867-1946] in Halifax.


Ann was born in West Vale
 

Children:

  1. Maud [b 1891] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  2. (twins) Wilfred [b 1892] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  3. Harry
  4. Edgar [1895-1912] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  5. Ernest [b 1898] who was a woollen piecer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 14 Greetland Wall Nook, Barkisland [1891]
  • Gilbert Field, Barkisland [1901]
  • New House Hill, Barkisland [1911, 1912]
  • Ivy Cottage, Wall Nook, Barkisland [1918]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Longbottom, Walter
[1879-1961] Son of Joseph Longbottom.

Born in Norland.

He was an engineer's fitter [1911].

On 21st July 1904, he married Sarah Matilda Florence May Bancroft


Sarah Matilda Florence May was the daughter of John Ward Bancroft
 

The wedding was described in detail in the 22nd July 1904 edition of the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle.

Children:

  1. Joseph Bancroft (Longbottom) [b 1907]
  2. Harold [b 1909]

The family lived at Nicholls Terrace, 17 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge (with his wife's mother) [1911]

Longbottom, Walter
[1900-1918] Son of Isaac Longbottom.

He was educated at Battinson Road Council School, Halifax / employed by Oates Brothers at Ryburne Mill, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [16th February 1918] with the West Yorkshire Regiment, then served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France [16th July 1918].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 27th August 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Longbottom, Whitehead
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Sunny Bank Quarry, Southowram [1905]

Longbottom, William
[1834-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He became a Methodist New Connexion minister.

He married Charlotte [1835-1???].

Children:

  1. John Edward
  2. Alfred [b 1864 in Guernsey]
  3. Charlotte [b 1867 in Guernsey]
  4. Lizzie [b 1869 in Manchester]

The family lived at Zion Chapel, Batley [1871]

Longbottom, William Wormald
[18??-19??] Architect. Partner in Longbottom & Culpan.

He designed the Picture House, Halifax and West View Park War Memorial.

In 1916, he supported suggestions for the construction of a Memorial Hall and that Halifax War Memorial to be sited in Bull Green

Longbottom, Willie
[1857-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Longbottom of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [25th December 1857]

 

Longbottom surname
Another form of the surname is Longbotham.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

Richard Longboteham is recorded in 1379.

The name used the element bottom and means a long valley

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Longbottom, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Longbottom:


Marriages 1861, 1866, 1901, 1904, 1921; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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