Marchant ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Marchant 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.

Marchant, BelleRef 463-1409
[1878-1971] Daughter of Thomas Marchant.

Born in Iowa,.

On 11th June 1906, she married Frederick Culver in Portland, Oregon

Marchant, BenjaminRef 463-1074
[1830-1892] Son of Charles Marchant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

He married (1) Harriet Jane [1840-1866].

Harriet was born in Heston, London


  1. Charles William [1859-1885] who was a butcher [1881]  
  2. Clara Elizabeth [1861-1890]
  3. Harriet Jane [b 1863] who was a milliner [1881]

Harriet Jane died 1st February 1866 (aged 26).

In [Q1] 1867, he married (2) Elizabeth Carter [1834-1903] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Thomas [b 1872]

They lived at

  • 4 Thomas Street North, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were 3 butchers: Thomas Tatham [b Ovenden 1853], Jonas Akroyde [b Thornton 1861] & Leonard Sladden Thompson [b North Dean 1861].

Benjamin died 16th December 1892 (aged 62).

Elizabeth died 15th March 1903 (aged 69).

He, his wives & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2319]

Marchant, CharlesRef 463-1464
[1788-1856] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1851].

He married Elizabeth [1796-1873].

Elizabeth was born in Hully, near Sheffield


  1. Francis [1820-21st May 1867]
  2. Thomas [1822-5th May 1849]
  3. Richard
  4. (possibly) Abigail Agnes [bapt 8th July 1828]
  5. Benjamin Marchant
  6. Elizabeth [bapt 6th October 1833] who was a milliner  [1851]
  7. Mary Ann [bapt 27th November 1836]

They lived at

  • 7 Back of Dungeon, Chapeltown, Halifax [1851]
  • 10 Back of Dungeon, Chapeltown, Halifax [1871]

Charles died 11th May 1856 (aged 68).

Elizabeth died 29th October 1873 (aged 77).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2847], together with granddaughter Clara who died 3rd June 1856, (aged 4 months), & Maud, daughter of William Henry & Annie Eastwood, who died 26th October 1894 (aged 8 months) 

Marchant, Charles EdwardRef 463-1554
[1848-1917] Son of John Marchant.

He married (1) Elizabeth Proctor [1840-1883].


  1. Proctor [b 1870]
  2. Ruth [b 1873] who married Walter Normington [b   1869]
  3. Minnie [b 1874] who married Samuel Jarvis  [1872-1941]
  4. Lucy [b 1876] who married Fred Hinchliffe [b 1876]
  5. Edward [b 1879] who married Sarah [b 1878]
  6. Harry [b 1879]

He married (2) Elizabeth Ray [1859-1???]

Marchant, Clement JohnRef 463-356
[1882-1951] Son of Joseph Crowther Marchant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a professional soldier.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Jessie Wade in Halifax

Marchant, EdwinRef 463-1407
[1842-1897] Son of John Marchant.

He was a damask designer at Halifax.

He married Emma Clayton Lockman [1838-1???].


  1. Emily [1870-1920] who married Thomas Casson
  2. Charles
  3. John
  4. Ernest
  5. Frederick who went to live in the USA

Marchant, FrancisRef 463-262
[1781-18??] Aka Frank.

He was a beer seller [1841].

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


He married Mary [1781-18??]

They lived at Castle Gate, Elland [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was (daughter?) Emma Roper [b 1811] and Ellen Roper [b 1839]

Marchant, Harold CuthbertRef 463-1181

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the 13th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 3rd February 1941.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 454]

Marchant, HerbertRef 463-1455
[1887-1918] Son of Emma & William Henry Marchant of Halifax.

He was employed by Clay & Company at Willow Hall Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1915].

He lived at 1 Glenfield Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

He died of a fractured skull [28th June 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, France [Grave Ref III C 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Marchant, Rev J. T.Ref 463-1514
[18??-19??] Recorded on 14th November 1900, when he preached his farewell sermons at Cornholme Mission Church

Marchant, Dr JamesRef 463-1485
[1787-1844] Surgeon at Sowerby Bridge [1816].

He married Jane [1777-1857].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Marchant, JohnRef 463-1406
[1812-1880] Son of William Marchant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener in 1834.

He succeeded his father to become the second governor of Halifax Debtors' Gaol [1836]. John was at the New Jail.

He was enumerator at the 1841 census, and he and 7 members of his family – along with 28 prisoners – were listed at the Gaol.

In 1854, John is recorded as a gardener.

On 24th September 1832, he married Ruth Whitley [1812-1861] in Halifax.

Ruth was born in Hatfield, Yorkshire


  1. Isabella [1834-1854] who was a dressmaker [1900], married  William Jowett and died in childbirth
  2. Ann [b 1837] who (possibly) married George Robinson
  3. William [b 1839]
  4. Edwin
  5. Thomas [b 1845]
  6. Charles Edward

They lived at the Gaol.

Living with them [in 1851] was John's mother Ann (matron and cook) 

Ruth died 12th September 1861 (aged 50).

John died 16th April 1880 (aged 68).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3303]

Marchant, Joseph CrowtherRef 463-343
[1853-1909] He was a carpet designer / licensed victualler at the Plummet Line, Halifax [1909].

A Joseph C. Marchant was landlord of the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1906]

He married Mary Elizabeth Burrows.

Child: Clement John

Marchant, RichardRef 463-789
[1826-1875] Son of Charles Marchant.

A butcher in Halifax [1851].

In March 1849, Richard Summerscales was found guilty of having stabbed, cut and wounded Marchant with intent to do him bodily harm.

On 2nd January 1849, Marchant had been to a ball & tea-party at the Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax with a lady friend. Summerscales was also there.

After the ball, the 2 men met, and Summerscales made some insulting remarks to Marchant's companion. A scuffle ensued, and the men fell. Summerscales got up, drew a knife and stabbed Marchant in the neck. Marchant got up and walked a few steps before falling.

A surgeon was called, and he found a severe wound upon the sheet of the carotid artery, which, had it been touched would have proved fatal.

Marchant died 13th October 1875.

and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2847] with his parents

Marchant, RobertRef 463-1795
[1851-1???] Born in Sandal.

He was a potter [1881] / innkeeper at the Black Horse, Clifton [1901] / innkeeper at Carr lane, Slaithwaite [1911].

He married Maria [1854-19??] from Castleford.


  1. John H. [b 1876] who was an assistant in railway signal  box [1891]
  2. Eliza E. [b 1878] who was a milliner's apprentice [1891]
  3. George Richard [b 1879] who was a bricklayer [1901]
  4. Alfred [b 1887] who was an iron moulder [1901]

They lived at

  • 6 Long Acre, Castleford [1881]
  • 9 Oxford Street, Castleford [1891]
  • 1 Carr lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was boarder Abram Fisher [aged 46] (engineman at colliery) 

Marchant, ThomasRef 463-364
[17??-18??] He was landlord of the Union Cross, Halifax [1820].

The Leeds Mercury [Saturday 5th August 1820] advertised

Union Cross Inn, Halifax

Thomas Marchant begs to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Commercial Gentlemen, the Inhabitants of Halifax and the Public at Large, that he has taken the above Old Established Inn and Posting House, and humbly solicits their Patronage and Support, assuring them that no extortion shall be wanting.

The Royal Mail Coach from Leeds to Liverpool, every evening at Half past Five o'clock, and Liverpool to Leeds every morning at Three o'clock.

The Royal Alexander Post Coach to Leeds every morning at Seven o'clock and returns every evening at Eight o'clock (Sundays excepted) 


William Marchant – possibly his son – took over at the Union Cross

Marchant, ThomasRef 463-1564
[1787-1825] Son of William Marchant.

He and other members of his family were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel closed, the graves were moved from the site to Stoney Royd Cemetery [1883]

Marchant, ThomasRef 463-1410
[1844-1???] In 1868, he married Isabella Holt at Rochdale Town Hall.

Child: Belle

The family went to live in the USA

Marchant, WilliamRef 463-1404
[1754-1825] (Possibly) son of Thomas Marchant.

Born in Warley.

He was landlord of the Union Cross, Halifax [1825].

He married Mary.


  1. William
  2. Thomas
  3. Francis [b 1820] who died at the age of 3 months

Members of the family were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel closed, the graves were moved from the site to Stoney Royd Cemetery [1883]

Marchant, WilliamRef 463-1405
[1777-1836] Son of William Marchant.

Born in Warley.

He was the first governor of Halifax Debtors' Gaol.

On 26th June 1803, he married Ann / Hannah Woodcock [1780-1861] in Halifax.

Ann came from Rochdale.

She became matron and cook at the Gaol



  1. Sarah [b 1810]
  2. John
  3. Joseph [b 1814]
  4. James [b 1817]
  5. William [b 1819] who was a cordwainer [1841]

The children were baptised at South Parade Wesleyan Church, Halifax.

They lived at Halifax Debtors' Gaol.

William was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax [7th September 1836]

Marchant, WilliamRef 463-795
[1898-1918] He lived at 6 Aire Terrace, Rastrick.

He worked for Craven, Pearson & Company Limited, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 29th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], and on Rastrick War Memorial


Marchant surnameRef 463-1
There are 21 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Marchant, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

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