Mason ...

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Mason, MrsRef 388-404
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Mason, AlbertRef 388-1225
[1897-1916] Son of Amelia Josephine & Fredrick George Thomas Mason of 30 Beech Hill Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

Born in Lincolnshire.

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

He died 27th April 1916 (aged 19).

He was buried at Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, France. [Grave Ref IX G 34]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Mason, Arthur A.Ref 388-1183
[1921-1942] Son of Mary Ann & William Mason of Heptonstall.

During World War II, and he served as a Guardsman with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 27th February 1942 (aged 21).

He was buried at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall [F 26]

Mason, CharlesRef 388-M921
[1855-1921] Son of John Mason.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [Q1 1855].

He was a woollen twister-in [1871] / a railway locomotive stoker [1881] / a railway engine driver in Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1899].

He married (1) Unknown.

In [Q2] 1885, he married (2) Elizabeth in Halifax.


  1. Annie [b 1875] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  2. Ada who died 3rd October 1899 (aged 4 months) & was  buried with her Mason grandparents
  3. Amy [b 1885] who was a card room hand (woollen) [1901]
  4. Charles who died October 1889 (aged 4 months) & was  buried with his parents at Blackley
  5. twins Janet [1891] who died in infancy & was buried with  her Mason grandparents
  6. Delia [b 1891] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  7. Emily [1892-1982] who was a cotton winder [1911] &  married William Stuart Prosser
  8. Sarah Alice [b 1897] who was a cotton winder [1911] &  married William A. Crossland
  9. Frank [1902-1983]
  10. Harvey who died 1911 aged 4 weeks & was buried with his  parents
  11. Harold who died 1911 aged 11 weeks & was buried with his  parents

They lived at

  • 44 Albert Road, Warley, Halifax [1891]
  • Steps Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1899]
  • 14 Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1916, 1921]

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder Albert Pollitt [b  Prescott, Lancashire 1885] (railway store keeper).

Elizabeth died in 1916.

Charles died in 1921.

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Mason, Douglas HarryRef 388-2
[1920-2006] Landlord of the Lord Nelson, Luddenden [1959-1961]

Mason, EllisRef 388-1546
[1806-1853] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1823, 1851].

On 23rd August 1823, he married Sally Atkinson [1803-1881] at Elland Parish Church.

Sally was the daughter of
Isaac Atkinson


  1. James [1824-1825]
  2. Ann [1826-1899] who married William Whiteley
  3. John [1827-1828]
  4. Ellis [1830-1831]
  5. Mary Ellen [1832-1900] who married Benjamin Norcliffe
  6. Sally [b 1837]
  7. Patience [1842-1883] who married Joseph Riley
  8. Sarah [1844-1903] who married Luke Farrar
  9. Ruth Hannah [b 1847]

The children were all born in Soyland.

They lived at New House, Soyland [1851].

Sally was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [26th March 1881]

Mason, Harry RothwellRef 388-1594
[1895-1918] Born Harry Rothwell in Halifax.

Before he was 5 years old, he was adopted by Lydia & Thomas William Mason.

He was a silk dresser at Phoenix Mill, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916] and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.

He was killed in action [15th August 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, France [Grave Ref 2 E 6].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Mason, JamesRef 388-945
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden [from 1812]. In 1822, he bought the mill from the owner, Thomas Stead

Mason, JohnRef 388-922
[1825-1906] Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

He was a woollen beamer [1861] / a winder-on at woollen mill [1871] / an overlooker woollen warper [1881].

In [Q4] 1853, he married Elizabeth Greenwood in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of
Joseph Greenwood


  1. Charles
  2. Robert [1856-1859] who died aged 2 years, & was buried  with his parents
  3. Samuel [b 1860] who was an oil cloth maker [1881]
  4. Joseph [b 1862] who was a railway porter [1881]
  5. John [b 1865] who was a grocer's assistant [1881]

The family lived at

  • Beech Terrace, Warley [1861]
  • Beech, Warley [1871]

Elizabeth died 9th February 1898.

John died 4th November 1906.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge with their grandchildren: Joe [1887-1889], Eliza [1889] who died aged 9 weeks, Ada who died 3rd October 1899 (aged 4 months), and Janet [1891]

Mason, JohnRef 388-1761
[1829-1886] He was an innkeeper / retired [1886].

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


He lived at 4 Lister Court, Chapeltown, Halifax [1886].

He died 26th April 1886 (aged 57).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: K 1030 D]

Mason, JohnRef 388-397
[1868-1915] GCM.

Son of Ann & William Mason of Manchester.

Born in Manchester.

He was a master printer.

In 1909, he married Bertha Greenwood [1877-1958] in Todmorden.

Bertha was born in Cornholme, the daughter of
Thomas Greenwood


  1. Ernest [1911-1958]

They lived at 767 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1911-1915].

He served in the South African War and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Long Service Medal.

During World War I, and he served as a Company Sergeant Major with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was sent to Gallipoli.

He was killed in action [7th August 1915] (aged 47)  in the Dardanelles, when he and 14 other officers went over the parapet.

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref A 68].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden. His brothers-in-law Bernard Greenwood & Harry Baron also died in World War I

Mason, John WilliamRef 388-M1700
[1867-1944] Born in Barkisland.

He was a carter [1892].

In 1892, he married Lilly Whiteley [1868-1942].

Lilly was born in Greetland


  1. Lucy who died in infancy
  2. William
  3. Harold [1901-10/3/1930]

They lived at

  • Cross Villa, Barkisland [1911]
  • 173 Hanging Lee, Ripponden

Lilly died 19th October 1942 (aged 75).

John William died 11th October 1944 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Mason, KatyRef 388-1000
[1878-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Amos Bentley [1891]

Mason, MatthewRef 388-149
[1686-1714] Of Hubberholme-in-Craven. He was articled to John Maude and became a Halifax attorney, taking over the practice after Maude's death. After Mason's death, his practice was taken over by his brother-in-law, John Beaumont

Mason, RobertRef 388-562
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1701]

Mason, Thomas MansellRef 388-946
[18??-1916] Or Thomas Marshall Mason.

Born in West Hartlepool.

He lived in Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Corporal with the 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [3rd July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4A], and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Mason, Thomas WilliamRef 388-1699
[1867-1924] Born in Hartshead.

In [Q1] 1887, he married Lydia Ann Hargreaves [1864-1921] in Halifax.

Lydia Ann was born in Rastrick

They had no children.

Around 1900, they adopted 4-year-old Harry Rothwell.

They lived at 7 Gooder Street, Brighouse [1911]

Mason, WilliamRef 388-1136
[18??-18??] Cork cutter and furniture broker at 24 Swine Market, Halifax [1874]

Mason, WilliamRef 388-1180
[18??-18??] Draper at Halifax.

In 1851, he was declared bankrupt

Mason, Rev WilliamRef 388-499
[18??-1937] BA.

Vicar of Rastrick [1904-1937]

Mason, WilliamRef 388-3
[1828-1883] Born in Halifax.

He was a cork cutter [1854, 1861] / a cork cutter & broker [1871] / a furniture dealer [1881].

In [Q2] 1851, he married Mary Ann Ingham [1829-1894] in Halifax.

Mary Ann was born in Halifax


  1. Elizabeth Hannah [1853-1854]
  2. Henry [1856] who died in infancy
  3. William Henry [b 1858] who was a cork cutter [1871]
  4. George [b 1860] who was an errand boy [1871]
  5. Emma [b 1862]
  6. A stillborn child [1864]
  7. Mary Elizabeth [b 1864]
  8. Ann [b 1867]
  9. Jane [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • 33 Swine Market, Halifax [1861]
  • 44 St James's Road, Halifax [1871]

William died 26th August 1883 (aged 55).

Mary Ann died 10th March 1894 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3240] with Mary Elizabeth Walker [1864-1895]

Question: Does anyone know whether this Mary Elizabeth Walker [1864-1895] is the married daughter of the family?


Mason, WilliamRef 388-M1228
[1894-1916] Aka Willie:

Son of John William Mason.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton spinner [1911].

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

He died 26th April 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, France. [Grave Ref IX G 20].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland, on Ripponden War Memorial, on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland


Mason surnameRef 388-1
An occupational surname given to a stone worker or a builder.

There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Mason, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Mason

Marriages 1919, 1922; Death 1899


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