Moore ...

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

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Moore, Andrew RichardsonRef 246-6
[1886-1918] Born in Halifax.

He married Annie M.

She lived at Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 30th September 1918.

He was buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut [Grave Ref VIII D 10]

Moore, ArthurRef 246-1439

He married Unknown at Elland Parish Church.

They lived at 32 Eldon Place, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Household Battalion, then he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards.

He was killed in action [23rd April 1918] (aged 28).

He was buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France [Grave Ref I BB 48].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moore, BethelRef 246-579
[1797-1874] Grocer of Plowroyds, Northowram.

On 20th January 1833, he married Margaret Charnock [1812-1842] in Halifax.


  1. Bethiel [1834-184?]
  2. Abraham [1836-184?]
  3. Emma [1838-29th March 1908] who married Charles Kitchenman
  4. Bethel [b 1840]
  5. Rebecca [1841-1918] who married Michael Booth

Moore, BrianRef 246-1446
[1962-] Rugby Union player.

Born in Birmingham. He was adopted and the family moved to Halifax. He attended Whitehill Primary School and Crossley & Porter school.

He trained to be a solicitor. He played Rugby Union for England. When he retired, he became a sports commentator for the BBC

Moore, CalvertRef 246-246
[1846-1903] Son of John Moore.

He was a factory worker [1861] / a brewer's labourer [1871] / a brewer of Ovenden [1874] / a brewer's labourer [1881] / a grocer [1891, 1901] / a grocer in Mixenden [1903].

In 1874, he married Hannah Evans [1849-1???].

Hannah was born in Barnsley, the daughter of George Evans, engine tenter


  1. John [b 1874]
  2. Ruth [b 1877]
  3. Alice [b 1879]
  4. Ethel [b 1881]
  5. Harold [b 1883]
  6. Mary Emily [b 1886]
  7. Hilda [b 1889]
  8. Lawrence [b 1892]
  9. Vera [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Clough Lane, Mixenden [1881]
  • 19 Clough Lane, Mixenden [1891]
  • 42 Clough Lane, Mixenden [1901]

Calvert was murdered by William Aspinall [1903]

Moore, Rev DanielRef 246-933
[1835-1902] Born in Lincolnshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Sowerby Bridge [1873].

In 1882, he married Elizabeth Cherry [1845-1???] in Halifax

Moore, DavidRef 246-16
[1865-1923] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

He was a pipe drainer labourer [1901] / a road foreman [1911].

In 1892, he married Bertha Muldoon [1874-1955] in Halifax.

Bertha was born in Queens County, Ireland


  1. Harry [b 1895]
  2. Edward
  3. Leonard [1901] who died in infancy
  4. Thomas [b 1905]
  5. Elizabeth May [b 1909]
  6. George David [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 14 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 31 Mount Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1918]

Moore, EdgarRef 246-1290
[1889-1934] Born in Halifax.

In 1910, he married Louisa Beaumont in Halifax.

Louisa was the daughter of
Richard Stead Beaumont


  1. Hilda M. [b 1911]
  2. Leonard [b 1914]

Moore, EdgarRef 246-7
[1899-1918] Son of Eliza Ann (née Jowett) & Harry Moore, of 22 Little Moor, Queensbury.

Born in Queensbury.

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

He died 16th March 1918.

He was buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII C 5]

Moore, EdwardRef 246-1371
[16??-16??] Of Baildon. Vicar of Coley [1671]

Moore, EdwardRef 246-5
[1897-1918] Son of David Moore.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of St Patrick's Church, Sowerby Bridge / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by Maypole Dairy Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915] and served as a Private with C Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [January 1916].

He was killed in action [11th October 1918].

The Halifax Courier [7th December 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France [Sp. Mem. B 3]

Moore, ElizaRef 246-1313
[1851-1???] A factory hand.

Daughter of George Moore, a weaver at Shaw Hill.

On Sunday, 24th September 1871, she was found in an exhausted state after having cut her throat with a razor. There was suspicion that she had recently given birth, but no child could be found. The following day, the partly-burnt remains of a full-grown child were found in a tub in the cellar

Moore, FredRef 246-1814
[1???-19??] He was a photographic dealer / a picture-framer at 36 Market Street, Halifax [1910s, 1920s] / an electrical goods retailer.

In the 1920s, he took advantage of the boom in making radio sets, by selling parts in his shop on Market Street.

He established Fred Moore Limited

Moore, HarryRef 246-1774

In [Q2] 1917, he married Lenora Manger in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Boston Street, Gibbet Street [1940].

He was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940.

He died at the West Hill Hotel, Halifax on the following day.

Moore, Harry WalshRef 246-15
[1905-1977] Born in Halifax [2nd April 1905]

He was landlord of the Claremount Inn, Halifax [1932-1969].

In 1924, he married Margaret Ford [1902-1966] in Halifax.

Margaret was born in Halifax

He died in Halifax in 1977

Moore, Henry EdwinRef 246-1086
[1842-1915] Son of Edwin Moore, Registrar of Leeds Parish Church.

Born in Leeds.

On 26th September 1862, The Leeds Mercury announced

Mr. Henry E Moore, organist of the grammar schools, and deputy organist of the parish church, Leeds, has been appointed organist of the parish church of Halifax

He was Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1862-1868].

He was asked to resign the post.

He was Professor of music at Lister Lane, Halifax [1863], 94 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871], 92 Lister Lane, Halifax [1874], 39 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1881], Holdsworth House, Ovenden [1891, 1901], and 22 Clare Road, Halifax [1905]

In 1863, he married Sarah Ann [1832-1910] at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Sarah Ann, of King's Mount, Barkisland, was the daughter of farmer James Shaw.

She was a vocalist [1871]



  1. Annie Bowness [b 1862] who married [1889] Joseph Reed  Welch in Halifax
  2. Letitia [b 1865] who was a vocalist [1891]

The family lived at Holdsworth House, Ovenden [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1871] sister-in-law Hanna Shaw [aged] (housekeeper). Daughter Letitia was staying with her grandfather Edwin Moore, in Leeds.

Living with them [in 1891] & 1901 was sister Charlotte Moore [aged 46] (living on own means) 

Sarah Anne was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

In 1911, the widowed Henry Edwin Moore (retired professor of music) was living with daughter Annie Bowness Welch, in Wandsworth, London

Moore, Herbert EdwardRef 246-162
[1882-1934] Born in Halifax.

He was a watch repairer [1910].

In 1910, he married Emily Bentley in Halifax.

Emily was the daughter of
Robinson Bentley

They had no children.

The couple died in Fleetwood: Herbert Edward [25th January 1934]; Emily [18th December 1955]

Moore, HoraceRef 246-10

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Moore, JamesRef 246-633
[17??-18??] Of Brockwell.

He was Lieutenant Colonel in the West Yorkshire Volunteers / a merchant and manufacturer [1809]. In 1825, he was declared bankrupt.

He married Susannah, daughter of Elkanah Holroyd.


  1. William
  2. Ann who married Henry, youngest son of Francis Ingram

Moore, Rev JamesRef 246-1142
[18??-18??] Vicar at St Mary's Church, Halifax [1874, 1881].

In 1873, Jane Ann Hodgson published a volume of poetry which she dedicated to him

Moore, James JosephRef 246-9
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers'

Moore, James WhartonRef 246-401
[1846-1906] Son of James Moore, of Ashfield, Bradford.

Born at Shibden Head [3rd January 1846].

He was educated locally and at hemsworth Grammar School / articled to Thomas A. Watson JP of Bradford / head of J. W. Wharton & Son, Market Street, Bradford.

He was interested in music and physical science.

On 21st March 1871, he married Frances Elizabeth Green.

Frances Elizabeth was the daughter of William Green of Hebden Bridge

The family lived at Ashfield, Bradford [1902].

He died in Leeds [Q2 1906]

Moore, JohnRef 246-50
[1???-1761] His name is spelled Moor in some newspaper reports of the time.

Bailiff of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children: 3

He was murdered at Kirby Malzeard by George Harger to whom Moore had to deliver a bastardy order

Moore, JohnRef 246-1083
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1772]

Moore, JohnRef 246-1141
[17??-18??] He was Clerk at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax [1821]

Moore, JohnRef 246-287
[17??-18??] Of Hipperholme.

In 1797, he surveyed and published maps of the township of Halifax in his Terrier or Field Book

A Terrier or Field Book, the number and measurement of every close in the Halifax Township, with names of the owners, &c, so that the labourer with plough, scythe or sickle, will find the measurement of every close

This was published by Edward Jacob [1797]

Moore, JohnRef 246-946
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Bogden Mill, Rishworth [1800]

Moore, JohnRef 246-1608
[1746-1824] From Leeds.

He was writing master at Hipperholme Grammar School / a land surveyor.

Moore, JohnRef 246-22
[1795-1862] He was a carpet weaver in Halifax.

He married Grace.

John Moore died 6th June 1862 (aged 67)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4033]

This entry was compiled from the burial record in the Lister Lane Archives. Please email me if you can add further details

Moore, JohnRef 246-1610
[1798-18??] He was a weaver of Ovenden [1821] / a farmer's man [1851] / a farm servant [1861].

In 1821, he married Mary Calvert [1802-1???] of Midgley


  1. John [b 1833]
  2. James [b 1834]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1839]
  4. Alfred [b 1841]
  5. Calvert

The family lived at

  • Mixenden Lane, Mixenden [1851]
  • Clough Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • 31 Clough Lane, Ovenden [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were grandchildren Sarah A. Priestley [b 1848], Reuben A. Priestley [b 1855], and Mary A. Priestley [b 1857]

Moore, Rev JohnRef 246-1797
[18??-1???] Resident Minister at Park Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Brighouse [1891]

Moore, JohnRef 246-1304
[18??-18??] A common brewer at Halifax.

In 1855, he was declared bankrupt

Moore, JohnRef 246-11

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Highland Light Infantry.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Moore, JohnRef 246-20

In [Q3] 1850, he married Sarah Illingworth in Halifax.

Sarah was the daughter of
Thomas Illingworth

John died 7th February 1871 (aged 48), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2747] with Sarah's parents

Moore, JohnRef 246-18
[1832-1889] Born in Ovenden.

He was a labourer [1857].

On 24th May 1857, he married Mary Wilson [1831-1907] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Warley.

She had a child (father not known) before the marriage: Emma [1855-1939]



  1. Sarah Ann [1861-1887] who never married  
  2. Grace [1864-1924] who never married
  3. Anise [1866] who died in infancy
  4. John Herbert [1867-1915] who never married  
  5. Arthur [1870-1871] who died in infancy  
  6. Wilson [1872-1944]

John died in Hays Lane, Mixenden [14th July 1889]

Mary died 12th July 1907.

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at Illingworth Church

Moore, John BinnerRef 246-12
[1917-1940] Son of Ada & Tom Moore of 32 Mount Tabor, Halifax.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Martin Sons & Company Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.

He was lost when his ship sank with the loss of 1,207 of her crew of 1,247, as it was returning from Narvik [8th June 1940] (aged 23) 

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 43 2], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Moore, John DysonRef 246-652
[1853-1934] Son of William James Moore.

Born at Northowram Hall [15th May 1853].

In 1881, he was a Magistrate of Leicestershire.

He died at Cheltenham

Moore, John W.Ref 246-13

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [1st July 1916].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moore, JosephRef 246-2
[1869-1912] Born in Baildon.

He was innkeeper at the Old Pond, Hove Edge.

He married Harriet Chadwick [1879-19??].

Harriet was born in Rastrick


  1. Gertrude [b 1897] who was a sweets packer [1911]
  2. Eveline [b 1899]
  3. Arthur [b 1905]

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Martha Chadwick [b 1842].

Joseph died in 1912.

After his death, Harriet took over at the Old Pond [1912, 1917]

Moore, Mary Harriette DysonRef 246-57
[1854-1925] Daughter of William James Moore. She was born at Northowram Hall.

She died at Sidmouth. The notice of her death in The Times names her Mary Harriette Dyson-Moore

Moore, N. A.Ref 246-669
[19??-19??] Deacon at Christ Church, Pellon [1935]

Moore, Norman KerrRef 246-574
[1897-1916] Son of William Moore.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

He died 28th January 1916 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 119-124], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Moore, RichardRef 246-14
[1815-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker [1851].

Around 1844, he married Jane [1825-18??].


  1. William George [b 1844]
  2. Thomas [b 1845]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1846]
  4. Jane [b 1848]
  5. Richard
  6. Mary [b 1850]

The family lived at Godley, Halifax [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed relative Sarah Birt [b  1782]

Moore, RichardRef 246-3
[1849-1917] (Possibly) son of Richard Moore.

He married Sarah Jane [1854-1929].

Richard died 8th August 1917 (aged 68) 

Sarah Jane died 11th June 1929 (aged 75) 

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A37]

Moore, RobinsonRef 246-1192
[1860-1912] Born 28th September 1860.

In [Q2] 1883, he married Annie Goodall [1859-1950] in Wharfedale.


  1. Percy [1890-1911]
  2. Leonard [1894-1916]

Robinson died 5th October 1912.

Annie died 10th January 1950.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Moore, SamRef 246-929
[18??-19??] He worked as a traveller for the Nutclough Fustian Manufacturing Society. He was well-known in the labour and co-operative movements. He stood unsuccessfully as Labour MP after World War II

Moore, SpencerRef 246-21

In [Q2] 1859, he married Jane Bedford [1840-1860] in Halifax.


  1. John Daniel who died 25th June 1860 (aged 7 weeks) 

Jane died (possibly of perinatal complications) [16th May 1860] (aged 20).

Spencer died 15th August 1879 (aged 45).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3885] with Emma Moore [1834-1860]

Moore, ThomasRef 246-1189
[1857-1???] A labourer of Isle of Man Yard, Halifax.

On the evening Sunday 1st June 1873, he was one of a group of 5 youths who attacked 50 year-old Jeremiah Swift after their insolence had caused him to remonstrate with them. Swift died as a consequence of the attack.

At the Inquest, a verdict of manslaughter was returned.

At the Assizes, the gang was acquitted, there being no evidence to show that they contemplated a violent attack, to prove who delivered the blow or blows which caused his death.

See the Foldout

Moore, WalterRef 246-4
[1892-1918] Son of Sarah (née Culpan) & George Moore, of 12 Fielden Street, Halifax [1911].

Born in Halifax.

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

He died 15th April 1918.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6]

Moore, WilliamRef 246-6190
[17??-18??] Innkeeper at the Waterhouse Arms, Halifax [1822, 1845].

In 1835, he was one of the subscribers to the Halifax Dispensary, giving 1 guinea.

He married Mary [1790-1868].

Mary was born in Poole, Yorkshire


  1. Betsy [b 1826]
  2. William
  3. Martha [b 1830]
  4. Priscilla [b 1832]

Mary took over at the Waterhouse Arms [1850].

She died 6th December 1868 (aged 78)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2426] with son William & his wife.

Details are not yet known of the death / burial place of her husband yWilliam

Moore, WilliamRef 246-811
[1783-1852] He lived at Staups House, Shibden.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He died after a long illness

Moore, WilliamRef 246-634
[1789-1850] Or Moor.

Son of James Moore.

On 1st November 1810, he married Harriet Dyson at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Sarah [1812-1832]
  2. William James
  3. Harriet Maria [1820-1840]

They lived at

Around 1840, he bought Northowram Hall from Nanny and Maria Dyson, his sisters-in-law.

He was a keen huntsman and kept a pack of hounds at Landemere Syke for hunting hares.

On 26th June 1815, a fire caused considerable damage at his warehouse at Brockwell.

Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Moore, WilliamRef 246-23
[18??-18??] Registrar of births and deaths for Northowram [1850]

Moore, WilliamRef 246-850
[18??-19??] He married Jane Annie [18??-1???].


  1. Norman

The family lived at 11 Farnborough Street, Walsden [1916]

Moore, WilliamRef 246-19

He married Mary Ann [1813-1880].


  1. John who died in infancy [1848], & was buried at Mirfield  Cemetery
  2. Sarah Louisa [1850-1870]
  3. Jessie [1851-1889]
  4. Gertrude [1857-1925]

William died 10th December 1877 (aged 65).

Mary Ann died 16th December 1880 (aged 67).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2136]

Moore, William CharlesRef 246-8
[1827-1864] He was described as an innkeeper at 5 Stead Street, Halifax when he died [18th October 1864] (aged 37).

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


He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: K 174 D]

Moore, William HaroldRef 246-1460
[1899-1918] Son of William Robert Moore.

He was a part-timer / bobbin setter [1911] / employed at Crossley's G Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [8th January 1916] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment.

He went to France [June 1917]. He was wounded [25th April 1918].

He was killed in action [11th August 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [31st August & 7th September 1918].

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Moore, William JamesRef 246-636
[1815-1???] Of Northowram Hall.

Only son of William Moore.

On 5th September 1844, he married (1) Jane Dyson, widow of his cousin, John Edwards Dyson, in London.


  1. Sarah [b 1846]
  2. William Walker [b 1848]

In 26th November 1851, he married (2) Mary Elizabeth Harbottle [1828-18??] from Manchester.


  1. John Dyson
  2. a daughter [b 26th July 1854]
  3. Mary Harriet Dyson [b 1855]

On 22nd October 1862, he married Sarah Elizabeth Badger at Leamington Priors.

The family moved to Milverton, Warwickshire.

On 6th January 1876, he married (4) Cecilia [b 1837] at Hove

Cecilia was the daughter of J. M. Vernon of Merton, Surrey and widow of A. Brown

William was described as of Knightcott House, Leamington, late of Northowram Hall

Moore, William JohnRef 246-17
[1826-1902] Son of William Moore.

He married Sarah [1831-1875].

Sarah died 19th August 1875 (aged 44).

William John died 10th May 1902 (aged 76).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2426] with William's mother

Moore, William RobertRef 246-1465
[1875-1???] Born in Norwich, Norfolk.

He was a welded boiler maker [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1897, he married Ilvira Whitaker [1875-19??] in Halifax.

Ilvira was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Whitaker


  1. William Harold
  2. Violet Irene [b 1903]
  3. Marzella [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 2 Back Chapel Town, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Senior's Buildings, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]
  • 20 Senior's Buildings, Range Bank, Halifax [1918]

Moore, ZaccheusRef 246-1120
[1834-1913] Born in Queensbury [23rd Nov 1834].

He established Zaccheus Moore & Company.

In 1856, he married (1) Hannah Fawcett [1837-1896] in Bradford.

Hannah was born in Northowram

There are no records of any children.

Hannah died 5th June 1896.

On 20th July 1897, he married (2) Harriet Ann Brooksbank [1853-1913] in Harden, Keighley.

Harriet Ann was born in Bingley

Harriet Ann died 5th April 1913.

They lived at Shaw Mill House, Mixenden, next to the company's Shaw Mill [1905].

Zaccheus died 27th September 1913.

Zaccheus, Hannah & Harriet Ann died at Shaw Mill House.

They were buried at Illingworth Church


The Moore family of Northowram & SowerbyRef 246-745


Moore surnameRef 246-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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

Unattached BMDs for Moore

Marriages 1836, 1857, 1863, 1881, 1887, 1893, 1907, 1934; Death 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 1868


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