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Murgatroyd, Mrs
[1???-18??] Calderdale Council have a portrait by an unknown artist of an unidentified Mrs Murgatroyd


Question: Does anyone know who she was? / was she connected with Halifax? / where the portrait is? / who the artist was?

 

Murgatroyd, Mr
[18??-19??]

In 1866, he married Mary Ann.


Mary Ann was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1889] who was a rover [1911]
  2. Ethel [b 1894] who was a spinner [1911]
  3. Clarice Mona Ann [b 1900]

The widowed Mary Ann was innkeeper at the Junction, Bradshaw [1911]

Murgatroyd, Abraham
[1800-1878] Son of Mary & James Murgatroyd.

Baptised at Luddenden [1800].

He was deaf & dumb / a weaver [1841, 1851, 1861] / a worsted warper [1871].

On 5th February 1837, he married Sarah Mitchell in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  2. John [b 1839]
  3. Mary [b 1841]
  4. William [b 1847]

The family lived at West Field [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871].

Living with the family [in 1841, 1851] was niece Hannah Murgatroyd [b 1816] (power loom weaver).

Abraham was buried at Luddenden (?) [1st January 1879]

Murgatroyd, Albert
[1863-1???] Son of William Murgatroyd.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a warehouseman [1890] / a worsted warehouseman [1891, 1901] / a worsted warping overlooker [1911]

In 1890, he married Mary Thorpe [1862-1???].


Mary was born in Luddenden.

Her father was not shown on the marriage record

 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1892]
  2. Harold [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • Thorn View, Midgley [1891, 1901]
  • 21 Hastings Place, Bradford [1911]

Murgatroyd, Albert Bentley
[1863-1899] Son of Thomas Murgatroyd.

He was a wool stapler [1881] / a wool/waste dealer [1891].

Albert died 7th May 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £500.

Administration was granted to Wilfred Murgatroyd (commission agent) 

Murgatroyd, Albert Hollings
[1875-1940] Son of John Murgatroyd.

He was a horse man [1901] / working on farm [1911] / a farmer [1931].

He lived at Adgil Grove Farm, Southowram [1940].

Albert died 10th February 1940 (aged 64).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,546 4/4d.

Administration was granted to his brother John Leonard Murgatroyd.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B37]

Murgatroyd, Alfred
[1822-1892] Son of Nathaniel Murgatroyd.

Born in Northowram.

He was an overlooker [1851] / a machine overlooker [1861] / an overlooker [1871, 1881] / a worsted manager [1891] / a mill manager [1892].

He married Mary [1827-18??].


Mary was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1849]
  2. William [b 1852] who was a painter [1892]
  3. Christiana [b 1854]
  4. Charles Henry
  5. Nathaniel [b 1865]
  6. Herbert [b 1868]
  7. Rosetta [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • Range Bank, Halifax [1851]
  • 11 Bright Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 28 Hume Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 1 Baldwin Terrace, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1892]

Alfred was a widower by 1891.

Living with Alfred and his children [in 1891], was grandson Clifford W. Murgatroyd [b 1889].

Alfred died 4th March 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £176 12/-.

Administration was granted to son William

Murgatroyd, Alfred Benjamin
[1846-1890] Son of William Murgatroyd.

He was a joiner [1868, 1871].

In 1868, he married Isabella Nicholl [1846-1907].


Isabella was the daughter of Samuel Nicholl, corn miller
 

Children:

  1. Albert Nicholl [b 1868]
  2. Mary Alice [b 1869] who married [1891] Wright Wadsworth (painter of Elland), son of John Wadsworth (plasterer) 
  3. Harry Herbert [b 1871]
  4. Edgar Lewis [b 1873]
  5. William [b 1874]
  6. Joseph [b 1878]
  7. Reuben [1880-1895]

The family lived at

  • 23 Cellar Cottage (Cobden Street area) Halifax [1871]
  • 9 Commercial Road, Halifax [1881]

Alfred Benjamin died Q2 1890 (aged 44) 

Isabella died Q4 1907 (aged 62) 

Murgatroyd, Alfred Tate
[1900-1918] Son of Elizabeth & Herbert Tate Murgatroyd of 9 Hopkinson Buildings, Ovenden.

He was a member of Providence Chapel Sunday School, Ovenden / employed by James Wade Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe Company at Holmfield.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action after being in France for 13 days [26th April 1918] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108-111], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden

Murgatroyd, Archibald Fleming
[1878-1966] Son of John Murgatroyd

He and his sister Mary were living with grandfather Isaac Fleming [1891] and with uncle James Fleming [1901, 1911],

He never married.

He lived at 6 Birchfield, Norland [1966].

He died at Halifax General Hospital [1st September 1966].

He was buried 6th September 1966

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £9,391. Probate was granted to sister Mary Murgatroyd (spinster), and brother John Leonard Murgatroyd

Murgatroyd, Arnold
[1900-1983] Son of William Murgatroyd.

Born in Halifax [3rd October 1900].

He was a carpenter [1926].

On 11th September 1920, Arnold and his parents arrived at Quebec from Liverpool on the Metagama.

Members of the family moved to the USA.

On 11th November 1926, Arnold emigrated to the US from Windsor, Canada, arriving in Detroit, Michigan on the ferry. His declaration:


I am not an anarchist. I am not a polygamist or in the practice of polygamy
 

His arrival contact was Mrs Annie Stansfield of 8035 Wilson Avenue, Detroit.

On 5th November 1928, he arrived at Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

He died at Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan [8th May 1983]

Murgatroyd, Arthur
[1885-19??] (Possibly) son of John Murgatroyd.

In [Q4] 1881, a John Murgatroyd married Ellen Wilson in Halifax.

In 1891, Arthur Murgatroyd [aged 6] was living at 14 Dean Street, Halifax, with his widowed mother Ellen Murgatroyd [b 1849], his grandmother Sarah Wilson [b Glasgow 1823], and uncle John Wilson [b Edinburgh 1844] (stover in dye works) 

He was a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet steamer (Crossleys) [1911] / a carpet finisher [1916].

In [Q1] 1900, his mother Ellen married Albert Helliwell [1846-19??] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 14 Dean Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with Arthur, Ellen and Alfred Helliwell [b 1846] (joiner/carpenter) [in 1901], was Sarah Wilson [b  1823].

In February 1916, Arthur is recorded on a Short Service Attestation (of Labour Corps) with 21st West Yorks Regiment

Murgatroyd, Benjamin
[1772-1861] Son of William Murgatroyd.

He became a stuff-maker.

On 15th April 1810, he married Sarah Rushton Howorth [1788-1856] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [b 1810] who was a schoolmaster [1841]
  2. Samuel
  3. Mary [1814-1826]
  4. Benjamin [b 1821]
  5. Sarah [b 1822]
  6. Joseph

The family lived at Roebucks [1841, 1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851] was a lodger Thomas Clayton [aged 25] (a wool comber).

daughter Mary was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.

He died 30th November 1861.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

The will was proved by his son Samuel, his nephew Joshua Murgatroyd, and James Pearson Sutcliffe

Murgatroyd, Benjamin
[18??-18??] Beerhouse keeper at 17 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1898, 1900] – this was (probably) the New Inn, Halifax

Murgatroyd, Benjamin
[1816-18??] Born in Warley.

He was Inland Revenue Officer [1851, 1861].

In 1847, he married Ann Corrigan [1822-18??] in Ireland.


Ann was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1852]

The family lived at

  • Dig Street, Ashbourne [1851]
  • Fell Croft, Dalton, Huddersfield [1861]

Murgatroyd, Benjamin
[1839-1884] Son of James Murgatroyd.

Of Southowram.

He was a painter [1860, 1861, 1871]

He married 1860 Elizabeth Brooks [1839-1889].


Elizabeth, of Skircoat, was the daughter of John Brooks, moulder.

She was a carpet setter [1861]

 

They lived at

  • 13 Railway Terrace, Southowram [1861]
  • 7 Smith's Court, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were widowed mother-in-law Elizabeth Brooks [b 1803] and lodger Elizabeth Hoyle [b 1843] (sewing machinist).

Benjamin died 10th September 1884 (aged 45).

Elizabeth died 10th May 1889 (aged 50).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2546]

Murgatroyd, Bentley
[1863-1939] Son of Thomas Murgatroyd.

He was a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911].

In [Q1] 1893, he married Lucy Ann Scholefield [1862-1???] in Halifax.


Lucy Ann, of Gibbet Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Robert Scholefield, inn keeper
 

The family lived at

  • Ramsden Court (Lower), Gibbet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Ramsden Lower Yard, Halifax [1911]

Bentley died Q1 1939 (aged 76) 

Murgatroyd, Champion
[1797-1872] Son of Thomas Murgatroyd.

He was a corn miller & farmer of 25 acres employing 20 labourers on farm and in mill [1851] / a corn miller/ cotton spinner employing 63 males and 64 females [1861] / a corn miller [1867, 1871].

He milled at Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge Mill [1834, 1845], and Brearley Corn Mill

He was later a cotton-spinner based at Mayroyd Mill.

He built Melbourne Mill, Hebden Bridge for the production of fustian.

On 10th April 1823, he married Sarah Thomas [1801-1880] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary Ann [1825-1828]
  3. Champion
  4. Sarah Helen / Sarah Ellen [b 1861] who married [1864] James Eastwood
  5. Mary Elizabeth [1835-1872] who married Henry Thomas Cunliffe
  6. Thomas [1838] who died aged 9 weeks
  7. Henry Thomas

The family lived at Mayroyd Mill [1851, 1861, 1881].

Murgatroyd, the miller at Brearley Corn Mill, had suffered several thefts of sacks of flour. To solve the problem, he placed marked pieces of paper in the flour. The culprits were caught when flour in their possession was sieved. In 1834, John Mitchell, William Mitchell and Abraham Akroyd were charged with stealing 20 lbs of wheat from Murgatroyd. Henry Riley was charged with receiving the stolen wheat. All the men were transported to the West Indies for 7 years

He died at Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £40,000.

See English Fustian Manufacturing Company and Victoria Bridge, Hebden Bridge

Murgatroyd, Champion
[1829-1901] Son of Champion Murgatroyd.

Born 10th May 1829.

He was a cotton spinner of Mayroyd Mill, Wadsworth [1867] / a cotton spinner [1871] / a corn dealer and cotton spinner [1872, 1875] / living on own means [1891]

On 5th March 1867, he married Mary Foster [1830-1875] at Heptonstall


Mary, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Foster, a gentleman
 

The family lived at

  • Cliff House, Wadsworth [1871, 1872, 1875]
  • Thorn Bank, Wadsworth [1891, 1901]

Mary died at Cliff House [7th January 1875].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £200.

Administration was granted to her husband Champion.

Champion died in Todmorden [22nd February 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £118,602 1/-.

Probate was granted to his brother Henry Murgatroyd Thomas (gentleman).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Murgatroyd, Charles
[1796-18??] Son of John Murgatroyd.

Baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden [6th January 1797].

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a farmer of 12 acres [1851] / a farm labourer [1861] / a farmer of Ovenden [1864] / a labourer of Ovenden [1869]

He married (1) Mary [1805-18??].

In 1861, Charles was widower and living with Ann Greenwood, his housekeeper.

In 1864, he married (2) Ann Greenwood


Ann / Hannah was a widow and the daughter of John Mellin, whitesmith
 

In 1869, he married (3) Sarah Mitchell [1806-18??]


Sarah was a widow of Warley, and the daughter of Charles Mitchell, labourer
 

The family lived at

  • Mount Tabor, Halifax [1841]
  • Broad Fold, Midgley [1851]
  • 3 Moor End, Ovenden [1861]

Charles died April 1870 (aged 70?) 

Murgatroyd, Charles
[18??-18??] Stuff merchant at Shelf and Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

In July 1835, he was committed to York Castle by the commissioner of bankrupts, for not giving a satisfactory account of his affairs.

In October 1838, he was declared insolvent

Murgatroyd, Charles Henry
[1860-1928] Son of Alfred Murgatroyd.

He was a yarn warehouseman [1901].

In [Q2] 1886, he married Ellen Murgatroyd.


Ellen was born in Midgley, the daughter of John Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Clifford Wilfred [b 1888]
  2. Lewis/Louis [b 1891]

The family lived at 2 Baldwins Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Murgatroyd, Clarence
[1900-1???] Son of Thomas Murgatroyd.

Born 7th July 1900.

He was a cloth finisher of 10 Bank Buildings, Luddendenfoot [1921].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 53rd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

On 20th October 1921, he married Marie Vine [1900-19??].


Marie, of Brook House, Luddendenfoot, was the daughter of James John Vine, cloth finisher
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1923]

They lived at Brook House, Luddendenfoot [1923].

On 12th October 1923, Clarence (farmer) arrived in Freemantle, Australia from London, aboard the Moreton Bay.

On 22nd May 1924, Marie & son Harry left London for Albany, Australia, aboard the Euripides.

Australian World War II Service Records show that Clarence enlisted in Launceston, Tasmania, and (possibly) served with the Royal Australian Navy [Service No. T22013]

Murgatroyd, Clifford
[1905-1979] Son of William Murgatroyd.

Born 8th August 1905.

On 11th September 1920, he and his parents arrived at Quebec from Liverpool on the Metagama.

Members of the family moved to the USA.

In the Detroit Border Crossing Passenger Lists [1927], he arrived in Detroit [6th October 1927]; his departure contact was Arthur Bromton (friend), his arrival contact was his father William Murgatroyd.

On 31st August 1930, he married Rosina Kirby.


Rosina, a maid, was born in England, the daughter of Mary (née Hartteg) & William Kirby
 

They lived at Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

He died May 1979

Murgatroyd, David
[17??-1???]

Around 6th January 1787, he married Mary Ambler [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. David

Murgatroyd, David
[1785-18??] Son of David Murgatroyd.

Baptised at Luddenden [16th October 1785].

He was a schoolmaster [1841, 1852]

In 1806, he married Rachel Wilson [1779-1864].

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1812]

The family lived at

  • Exley [1841]
  • Barsey, Barkisland [1851]

Rachel (possibly) died Q1 1864

Murgatroyd, David
[1801-1874] Son of William Murgatroyd

Born in Ovenden [9th December 1801].

He was a farmer of Warley [1841] / a farmer [1851, 1861].

In [Q4] 1840, he (possibly) married Matilda Sutcliffe [1818-1858].


Matilda was a linen draper [1851]
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1846]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1848]
  3. Hannah [b 1852]
  4. Mary [b 1858]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1861] was Isabella Messenger [aged 58] (housekeeper) 

Murgatroyd, David
[1848-1929] Born in Warley.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Annie [b 1876]
  3. Edith [b 1878]
  4. Walter [b 1886] who was a baker (on own account) [1911]

The children were born in Warley.

The family lived at

  • Upper Stubbin, Warley [1881]
  • 7 Apple House Terrace, Stocks Lane, Warley [1891, 1901]
  • 2 Warley Grove, Highroad Well, Halifax [1911]

2/1929 David Murgatroyd died age 81.. Jeff

Murgatroyd, David Eastwood
[1780-1862] Son of William Murgatroyd.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 11 acres with 4 men [1851] / a farmer of 20 acres [1851] / a farmer of 35 acres / son John Murgatroyd (40) Farm Servant; son's wife Hannah (47) and their 4 children were at Warley Hill, Warley [1861] / a gentleman [1862].

He married Susan / Sarah / Sally Eastwood [1771-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1801]
  2. James
  3. Hannah [b 1812]

The family lived at

  • Warley Hill, Warley [where he was a tenant of land (£50 rent) 1832-1859]
  • Warley Hill, Warley [1861]

David Eastwood died at Hill, Warley [11th May 1862].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

The will was proved by sons John of Hill (gentleman) & James of Bishop Burton near Beverley, (gentleman)  and Joshua Murgatroyd

Murgatroyd, David Eastwood
[1856-1920] Son of John Murgatroyd.

He was a farmer [1891] / a licensed victualler (own a/c) at 11 Cheapside, Halifax – (probably) the Rose & Crown, Halifax [1901, 1903] / a boarding house keeper at 19 West Parade, Halifax [1911].

In 1883, he married Elizabeth Wainhouse [1859-1???].


Elizabeth was the daughter of Ann [1825-19??] & Henry Wainhouse
 

Children:

  1. Edith A. [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • West Field, Warley [1891]
  • 19 West Parade, Halifax [1911]

David died Q4 1920 (aged 64).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Murgatroyd, Donald
[1895-1947] Son of Mary & Frank Murgatroyd.

In [Q2] 1922, he married Edith Town in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Clover Street, Claremount.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He received the Victory Medal & the British War Medal.

He survived the War.

He died in Halifax General Hospital [29th September 1947].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £438 1/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Edith

Murgatroyd, Edgar Lewis
[1873-1936] Son of Alfred Benjamin Murgatroyd, joiner.

He was a labourer of 12 Horne Street, Halifax [1900] / a slubbing dyer [1901].

In [Q3] 1896, he married (1) Hannah Town [1871-1896] in Halifax.

Hannah died Q4 1896.

In [Q1] 1900, he married (2) Martha Hannah Murgatroyd [1875-19??] in Halifax.


Martha Hannah 12 Bristol Street, Salterhebble, was the daughter of Thomas Murgatroyd, joiner
 

The family lived at 23 Mason Green, Illingworth [1901]

Edgar Lewis died December 1936 (aged 63) 

Murgatroyd, Edith Annie
[1899-19??] Daughter of William Murgatroyd.

On 9th September 1920, she, her parents & siblings departed Liverpool aboard the Metagama, and arrived in Quebec [11st September 1920].

Later in 1920, she crossed into the US, going to Detroit by the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

In the Detroit Border Crossing Passenger Lists [1927], she arrived in Detroit [2nd October 1927]; her departure contact was Frank Murgatroyd (uncle).

In the Detroit Border Crossing Passenger Lists [1927], she arrived in Detroit [2nd October 1927]; her departure contact was Frank Murgatroyd (uncle).

She appears in US Naturalization Records [Michigan 1992] (age 93).

She never married.

Murgatroyd, Edmund
[1543-1586] Of Shipley.

Son of John Murgatroyd

He married Elizabeth Clyff at Warley


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Clyff
 

Murgatroyd, Edward
[1909-1998] Son of Edwin Murgatroyd.

He was a farmer & wholesale butcher [1955].

In 1937, he married Phyllis Sutcliffe.


Phyllis was the daughter of Fred Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Ann [1939-1964] who married Albert Pollard
  2. Lynn [1944-1970] who married Donald Clemmett

The family lived at North Ive House, Luddenden [1860s].

Phyllis died at a young age of cancer.

Edward was the last of his branch of the Murgatroyd family.

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Murgatroyd, Edwin
[1876-1948] Son of Samuel Edward Murgatroyd.

He was (possibly) licensee of the Marquis of Granby [18??].

On 1st October 1907, he married Mary Naylor at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Mary was the daughter of James Naylor
 

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. John Benjamin
  3. Henry Sutcliffe
  4. (possibly) Hartley

The family lived at

Edwin died 7th September 1958.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,047 3/8d.

The will was proved by his widow Mary.

Mary died 18th December 1955.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,518 12/8d.

The will was proved by sons Edward & Henry Sutcliffe

Murgatroyd, Eleanor
[1850-1938] Daughter of John Murgatroyd.

She never married.

She and her sister Hannah Eliza lived at Oats Royd, Midgley.

Eleanor laid the stone to mark the extension of Luddenden School [1928]

Murgatroyd, Eli
[1861-1943] Born in Warley.

He was a worsted overlooker [1884].

In 1884, he married Sarah Ann Helliwell [1863-1941] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1887]
  2. Herbert
  3. Lena [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 2 Rails Lane, Midgley [1891]
  • 3 Bethel Terrace, Luddenden [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was Sarah's sister Emily Helliwell [b 1868]

Murgatroyd, Enoch
[1842-1907] Illegitimate son of Maria Murgatroyd.

Born 17th June 1842.

Baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden [30th January 1848]

He was a warehouseman [1871], a grocer/draper [1881], postmaster/stationer at Luddenden Post Office [1891], and sub-postmaster [1901]

In 1865, he (possibly) married Sarah Tetlow.

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [b 1866] who married John Crossley
  2. Emily [b 1868]
  3. Clara [b 1872] who was a telegraphist [1891] who married Herbert Shackleton
  4. Edith [b 1878] who was a telegraphist [1901] & married Royal Lister Smith (27) 

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1871, 1881]
  • 58/59 High Street, Luddenden [1891, 1901]

Enoch died 26th February 1907 (aged 64).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £788 17/-. Probate was granted to son-in-law John Crossley and daughter Edith

Murgatroyd, Ernest
[1879-1956] Son of James Murgatroyd.

He was a doffer / an overlooker at Crimsworth Dene / employed by Edward Binns of Wibsey.

He applied to join the Police Force [22nd November 1900]

In 1911, he was a spinning overlooker, and he, his mother and brother Wilfred were at Holm House, Mount Tabor, with Ann Jane Radley (weaver).

Ernest (possibly) died in 1956 (aged 77) 

Murgatroyd, Ernest
[1893-1915] Son of William Henry Murgatroyd.

Born 7th June 1893.

He was employed by R. T. Riley & Company at Peel House, Mills / a spinner's clerk [1911] / an employee of I. & I. Calvert.

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

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915], one month before his 22nd birthday.

He is remembered at St Mary's Church, Luddenden, on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Murgatroyd, Frances
[1653-1721] Daughter of John Murgatroyd.

She married William Midgley,

She died at Broadfold Hall.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Murgatroyd Francis
[1832-1???] Born in Shelf.

He was a tanner / a master leather currier employing 3 men & 1 boy [1871].

Around 1859, he married Hannah [1831-1???].


Hannah was born in North Bierley
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1859] who was a currier & scholar [1871]
  2. William [b 1860] who was a worsted spinner & scholar [1871]
  3. Trueman [b 1865]
  4. Sarah [b 1867]
  5. Francis [b 1870]

The family lived at

Murgatroyd, Frank
[1865-1???] Son of Thomas Murgatroyd.

He was a mechanic/millwright [1891] / a mechanic [1893] / an engine tool maker [1911].

In 1893, he married Martha Cox [1872-1???].


Martha was born in Donnington, Lincoln, the daughter of William Cox, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1893]
  2. Lilian [b 1895]
  3. William [b 1897]
  4. George [b 1899]
  5. Mildred [b 1902]
  6. Fred [b 1905]
  7. Agnes [b 1906]
  8. John [b 1908]

The family lived at 12 Apple House Terrace, Luddenden [1911]

Murgatroyd, Frank
[1896-1915] Son of James Murgatroyd.

He was a page boy [1911] / employed at Trafalgar Mills, Halifax / a teacher at St Paul's Sunday School, King Cross / a member of the Church choir.

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

He was wounded in both legs and the buttocks.

He died in No.1 Canada General Hospital, Étaples [20th December 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VI A 12].

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

Murgatroyd, Frank Kershaw
[1915-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener [1940].

In [Q1] 1940, he married Grace Edna Buckley in Halifax.


Grace Edna was the daughter of
Edgar Buckley
 

Children:

  1. Jean [b 1943] who married [1962] Glynn Evans

Murgatroyd, Fred
[1860-1???] He was a carpet weaver [1901].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Clara Horsfall [1863-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1887]

The family lived at 21 Baines Street, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Sarah Jane Haigh [b  1852]

Murgatroyd, Fred
[1866-1???] Son of George Murgatroyd.

He was a tailor [1881, 1891].

On 17th August 1888, Fred was sentenced at Halifax Borough Court to 1 calendar month in HMP Wakefield for stealing 8 units of clothes.

He was said to have a small mole on his right cheek and his right leg amputated above the knee. He had no previous convictions and was said to be a Methodist. Date of release was 16th September 1888

On 8th August 1893, Fred – said to be a Wesleyan – was sentenced to 2 calendar months in HMP Wakefield for neglect of family.

He married Annie [1871-19??].


A Fred Murgatroyd married Annie Crossley or Annie Edwards in 1886, or Annie Mitchell in 1890
 

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1891] who was a jewellery maker [1911]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 9A Swaines Terrace, Skircoat [1891]
  • 17 Bruce Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] 1901 was niece Annie Horsfall [b  1887].

Living with them [in 1911] were nieces Annie Horsfall [b 1893] & Annie Howarth [b 1904] and widowed sister-in-law Emma Howarth [b 1871]

Murgatroyd, George
[1839-1910] Son of John Murgatroyd.

He was a joiner/cabinet maker lodging at 2 Binns Upper Yard, Great Albion Street, Halifax [1861] / a brush maker [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

In 1863, he married Sarah Elizabeth Haigh [1843-1897].

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1864] who married David Womersley
  2. Fred
  3. George Henry [b 1869] who was a machine maker/fitter [1891] and (possibly) married [1892] Miss Feather or Miss Wood
  4. Emma [b 1870]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1872]
  6. Sarah Maria [b 1877] who (possibly) married [1907] Mr Taylor or Mr Trengrove

The family lived at

  • 1 Whiteley's Yard, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 16 Hawthorn Terrace, King Cross Road [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1871] was George's mother Fanny Murgatroyd.

Living with them [in 1891] was lodger Ernest T. Baines [b  1868] (joiner).

Living with them [in 1901] were daughter-in-law Annie Murgatroyd [b 1867], granddaughters Hilda [b 1882] & Sarah [b 1893], and adopted granddaughter Annie Horsfall [b 1887].

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [Grave Ref: 855]: Sarah Elizabeth [30th October 1897]; Mary Ann [31st December 1904]; George [15th March 1910]

Murgatroyd, Grace
[1618-16??] Daughter of James Murgatroyd.

She married Nicholas Starkie

Murgatroyd, Gwendoline Stella
[1909-1991] Daughter of John Murgatroyd.

In the 1920s, she attended High Cliff Girls' School, Scarborough. Her report [before 1929] recorded

[Stella] has singing and painting lessons, and enjoys them very much

In 1937, she married Edward M. Dickenson in Halifax

Murgatroyd, Harold
[1892-1916] Son of Mary [née Thorpe] & Albert Murgatroyd.

Born in Midgley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 4th August 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B]

Murgatroyd, Harriet
[1818-1903] Daughter of Squire Murgatroyd.

Born 11th March 1818.

Baptised 12th May 1818.

She never married.

She was shown as Landed Property/Interest of Money [1881] and as Living on own means [1891, 1901]

In 1841, Harriet and brother Joshua were living at Warley Wood.

They lived at Upper Longbottom Farm, Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1891, 1901, 1903].

Harriet died 4th June 1903.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden with her brothers. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,845 6/6d

Murgatroyd, Harry
[1874-1967] Son of David Murgatroyd.

On 6th September 1900, he married Rosie Annie Scarborough [1876-1948].


Rosie Annie was the daughter of John Scarborough
 

Murgatroyd, Harry
[1880-19??] Born in Dewsbury.

He was a superintendent of agents (Industrial Life Assurance) [1911].

In [Q2] 1905, he married Emily Yates [1880-19??] from Leeds, in Hunslet.

Children:

  1. Constance Marie [b 1907]

The family lived at 54 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Sarah Ellen Yates [aged 73]

Murgatroyd, Hartley
[1774-1848] Son of William Murgatroyd and brother of John Murgatroyd.

He was a card maker [1808].

On 8th September 1808, he married Susannah [1771-1843] at Halifax.


Susannah was daughter of Rev Reuben Ogden MA, curate of Birstall, and widow of the Thomas Holden
 

They lived at 12 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1841].

He died 7th December 1848.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Murgatroyd, Hartley
[1797-1865] Son of Henry Murgatroyd.

Born at Roebucks.

Baptised 1797.

He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Midgley [1835]. He was a farmer and maltster [1841], a corn miller and maltster with his brother, John at Luddenden Mills [1845], a wharfinger's clerk [1851], and a bookkeeper [1865].

He never married.

They lived at


Being an ancient family, the Murgatroyds have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 



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