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Midgley, Dr
[1???-1708] Of Midgley. He fell into the water, whilst fishing and drowned near Luddenden.

The Northowram Register records stated the cause of death as

supposed to be a palsie

Midgley, Mr
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. David

Midgley, Mr
[18??-1???] He married Mary [1838-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Irene Ramsden [b 1879]

The family lived at Ashleigh, Halifax [1911].

Mary was widowed by 1911

Midgley, Abraham
[1???-18??] Of Vale House, Todmorden.

See Wellington Road Baptist Church, Todmorden

Midgley, Albert
[1895-1917] Son of Allan Midgley.

Born at Baggard House, Halifax.

He was a cotton piecer [1911] / employed by J. H. Brook [1916].

During World War I, he was called-up [21st June 1916], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He went to France [November 1916].

He was killed in action [10th April 1917] (aged 22).

He was buried at Cojeul British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 18].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Albert
[1922-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Harry Midgley of Halifax.

He was educated at the Parish Church School / a member of Albion Rams Club / employed by Royston's.

He lived at 2 Elcho Place, Godley Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 3rd Survey Regiment Royal Artillery.

He went with the 8th Army from Alamein to Italy.

He was killed in action in Italy [9th June 1944] (aged 22).

He was buried at Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref I F 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Allan
[1859-19??] Born in Brock House, Halifax.

He was an iron broker (own account) [1911].

Around 1880, he married Ellen [1860-19??].


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Harry [b 1888] who was a cart driver [1911]
  3. Lily [b 1889] who was a first twister (worsted) [1911]
  4. Ada [b 1891] who was a second twister (worsted) [1911]
  5. Willie [b 1894] who was a drawer (worsted) [1911]
  6. Albert
  7. Ethel [b 1896] who was a doffer (worsted) [1911]
  8. Hannah [b 1899]
  9. Sam [b 1902]

The family lived at 2 Foundry Street, Northgate, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Midgley, Amos
[1833-1900] Son of William Midgley.

He was a mule piecer [1851] / a spinner of Langfield [1854] / a cotton overlooker [1861] / a yarn agent [1871] / a cotton yarn agent [1881] / a yarn agent [1891].

On 11th November 1854, he married Hannah Fielden [1832-1???].


Hannah, of Todmorden, was born in Walsden, the daughter of John Fielden, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Frank Arthur [b 1871] who was a yarn & commission agent [1900]

The family lived at

  • School Lane, Langfield [1861]
  • 7 Lark Terrace, Castleton, Lancashire [1871]
  • 21 Kings Road, Castleton, Lancashire [1881, 1891]
  • Elm Bank, Kings Road, Rochdale [1900]

Amos died 26th February 1900.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £466 19/-.

Probate was granted to son Frank Arthur

Midgley, Arthur
[1888-1916] Son of Alice Ann & Fred Midgley of Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Company Machine Gun Corps.

He died 15th July 1916 (aged 28).

He was buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, France [Grave Ref I B 43]

Midgley, Arthur
[1894-1918] Son of Enos Midgley.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Veterinary Corps.

He died in Bricket House Hospital, St Albans, Hertfordshire [29th October 1918] (aged 24).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [8 57].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Benjamin
[18??-19??] Of Todmorden.

He was described as

a popular local elocutionist [1900]

Midgley, David
[1784-1823] Son of Mr Midgley.

He was a fustian cutter of Stansfield.

He married Betty Hargreaves [1785-1858].

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. Jesse

Midgley, David
[18??-19??] A native of Rochdale.

He had business at Stanningley, Leeds [from 1867] before he moved to Elland and established David Midgley & Company [around 1893] at Elland Boiler Works

Midgley, David
[1817-1882] Son of James Midgley.

He was a factory operative [1851] / an out labourer [1861].

In [Q4] 1838, he married Mary Helliwell [1816-18??].

Children:

  1. Foster [b 1839] who was a factory operative (piecer) [1851], a joiner [1861]
  2. Betty [b 1843] who was a factory operative (piecer) [1851], a power loom weaver (cotton) [1861]
  3. Henry [b 1846] who was a stoker [1861]
  4. Sarah A. [b 1849] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  5. Alice A. [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  6. John

The family lived at

  • Canal Side, Halifax [1851]
  • Cooper House Mill, Warley [1861]
  • Bridge End, Warley [1871]

Midgley, Edker
[1884-19??] He was a mechanic of Hollins, Hebden Bridge [1915].

In [Q4] 1915, he married Grace Hannah Alderson in Halifax.


Grace Hannah was the daughter of
Fred Alderson
 

Midgley, Edward
[1851-1???] Son of John Midgley.

He was a merchant of Pudsey [1881] / a commission agent of White Platts [1882] / a commission agent cotton & worsted yarn [1891].

On 16th March 1881, he married Angelina.


Angelina was the daughter of Dr James Hardman and widow of Thomas Pickles
 


On 28th May 1882, baptisms are recorded for

  • James William Hardman Pickles [1877-1???], son of Angelina Pickles, widow of White Platts
  • Mary Gertrude Midgley [1882-1884], daughter of Edward & Angelina Midgley, of White Platts
 

Children:

  1. Florence W. (Midgley) [b 1884]

The family lived at Ashenhurst, Stansfield [1891]

Midgley, Edward Rayner
[1891-1917] Son of John Midgley.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a weaver (cotton) [1901].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial)  Highland Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [27th September 1917] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 131-132], and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Midgley, Ellis Crowther
[1855-1927] JP.

Son of Samuel Thomas Midgley.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a member of Leeds City Council / an assistant at boot & shoe works [1891] / a boot & shoe manufacturer [1891] / a wholesale boot factor [1911] / partner in E. C. Midgley & Son

In [Q1] 1877, he married (1) Margaret Lee [1854-1905] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1879]
  2. Frederick William
  3. Winifred [1883-1957] who married [Leeds Q1 1904] Walter Foster Kaye, & had a daughter Gwendoline Kaye [1905-1941]
  4. Emily Constance [1886-1970] who married [Leeds Q1 1913] Sydney Sissons
  5. Ellis Reginald
  6. Margaret Lee / Daisy [1895] who died in infancy
  7. Norman [b 1899]

Margaret died in 1895.

In [Q1] 1907, he married (2) Sara Adamson Turnock in Ormskirk.


Sara was born in Macclesfield was the widow of Mr Turnock

She had a daughter by her first marriage: Alice Gertrude [b  1883]

 

The family lived at

  • 19 Cardigan Road, Leeds [1891]
  • St Ives, Wood Lane, Headingley [1911]

Members of the family were buried at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

Midgley, Ellis Reginald
[1891-1915] Son of Ellis Crowther Midgley.

Born in Leeds.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Lucy May Brown in Leeds.


Lucy May was the daughter of James Brown of Accrington
 

They lived at

  • Meanwood, Leeds
  • Accrington

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in Flanders [17th November 1915].

He was buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref I H 18]. He is remembered on the family grave at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Enos
[1869-1937] Born in Halifax.

He was a farrier.

In 1893, he married Louisa Bradley [1867-1933] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Ernest [1897-1978]
  3. Leonard [1898-1956]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 16 Woodville Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]
  • May Royd, Ambler Thorn, Halifax

Midgley, Ernest
[1897-1918] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 29th May 1918.

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 26 & 27], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Midgley, Ferrand
[1876-1943] Born in Barkisland.

He was a steam engineer.

On 26th May 1904, he married Martha Lister at Elland Parish Church.


Martha was the daughter of
Benjamin Lister
 

Midgley, Fred
[1861-19??] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Eva Josephine Pickles [1865-19??] in Todmorden.


Eva was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1895] who was a grocer's shop assistant [1911]
  2. Harold

The family lived at

  • Pecket Fold, Wadsworth [1901]
  • Pecket Well, Wadsworth [1911]
  • 3 Keighley Road, Pecket Well [1917]

Midgley, Fred Buckley
[1909-1970] Born in Halifax [22nd Jun 1909].

He was a joiner [1932].

On 6th August 1932, he married Irene Hollas at St Paul's Church, King Cross


Irene was the daughter of
Herford Hollas
 

The couple died in Halifax

Midgley, Frederick William
[1879-1928] Son of Ellis Crowther Midgley.

In [Q2] 1903, he married Margaret Howard Page in Derby.

Children:

  • Ellis Ronald [1912-13th June 1943] who served as a Flying Officer with the 51st Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and was buried at Weerselo RC Cemetery, Netherlands

Midgley, George
[18??-1???] Quarryman of Cross Platts, Southowram. Partner in Sheard & Midgley [1881]

Midgley, George Henry
[1884-1919] Of Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with A Battery 255th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 12th February 1919.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [B 485B].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Harold
[1898-1917] Son of Fred Midgley.

He was a half-time cotton winder [1911] / a weaver with Cords Limited / a member of the Choir at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a Sunday School teacher.

During World War I, he enlisted [12th February 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed as he was taking rations up to the front line trenches [4th September 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I C 18].

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Midgley, Harold
[1918-1942] Son of Mary Hannah & Joe Harry Midgley of Wheatley.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon.

He lived at 6 Ramsden Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 95th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was killed in the Middle East [6th June 1942] (aged 24).

He was buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya [Grave Ref 2 B 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Midgley, Harry
[1887-1???] Son of Allan Midgley, broker.

He was a carter of John Street, Northowram [1911].

In 1911, he married Mary Ann Booth at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Thomas Henry Steel Booth
 

Midgley, Henry
[1854-1923] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a cotton weaver [1878].

On 24th December 1878, he married Hannah Taylor [1853-1922].

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1880]
  2. John William [b 1881]
  3. James Herbert [b 1883]
  4. Joseph

The family lived at 2 Regent Street, Walsden [1911, 1915]

Midgley, Henry Foster
[1894-1917] Son of John Midgley.

Born in Port Melbourne, Australia.

During World War I, he enlisted in early May 1915, after the Lusitania was torpedoed.

It is said that

he saw the loss of the Lusitania as a war crime, and enlisted to help the women & children of France & Belgium – he must have been thinking of his three older sisters and their young children, and he could not bear to consider the suffering of other young mothers

He served as a Gunner with the 11th Brigade Australian Field Artillery.

He died of wounds [2nd August 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 2]

Midgley, Herbert
[1885-1917] Son of James Midgley.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a butcher [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Coldstream Guards.

He died of wounds [16th October 1917].

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P III J 6A]

Midgley, James
[1782-1???] Son of Mr Midgley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. David

Midgley, James
[18??-18??] He was a farmer of 12 acres at #1 Highfield House, Southowram [1861].

Around 1857, he sold land for the construction of Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel

Midgley, James
[1810-1881] Son of David Midgley.

He moved to Halifax before 1851.

He was a hand loom carpet weaver [1851] / a cotton spinner and draper on Corporation Street, Halifax [1861] / running a spinning business employing 16 people [1881].

He married Mary Riley.


Mary was a linen draper [1851]
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1847]
  2. Fred [b 1859] who was deaf, and became a carpet designer; he married but had no children

James was widowed by 1881.

In 1891, James was living – on his tradesman's pension – with son John & family

Midgley, Rev James
[1832-1922] MA.

Son of William Midgley.

Born in Halifax [4th March 1832].

He was educated at St John's College Cambridge [1854] / ordained deacon [1859] / ordained priest [1860] / curate at St James's, Bradford [1859-1861] / curate at Ickham, Kent [1861-1873] / a missionary at Zanzibar and Magila, East Africa [1873-1874] / British Consular Chaplain at Pernambuco, Brazil [1875-1892] / at Wakefield [1894-1922].

In his latter years, he lived at Wood Cottage, Todmorden.

He died in Todmorden [31st May 1922].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [3rd June 1922].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,063 13/-. Probate was granted to John Barker (manufacturer) and Joshua Holden (headmaster).

He was friend of Rev Whiteley Mallinson and left money for Mr Mallinson's daughters – Clara and Ellen – in his will

Midgley, James
[1850-1???] Son of Robert Midgley, farmer.

He was a farmer of Booth in Midgley [1896].

On 16th June 1896, he married Martha Hannah Tweed [1855-1???] at St James's Church, Halifax


Martha Hannah, of 14 Thompson Street, was the daughter of Joseph Tweed, cattle dealer
 

Midgley, James
[1850-1927] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a tobacco & cigar dealer [1880].

In 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Blackburn [1853-1912] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Herbert

The family lived at 47 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Midgley, James
[1865-1???] Son of Richard Midgley.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a tramway plate layer [1901].

In [Q3] 1885, he married Mary Hannah Fawthrop [1866-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1890]
  2. Arthur [b 1892]

In 1901, the family were living at 17 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge with James's parents.

In 1901, Richard sold all his property to James. Later in 1901, James sold the property and went to America. As a consequence, Richard went into the Union Workhouse

Midgley, James Herbert
[1883-1916] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a loom jobber [1911].

In [Q1] 1908, he married Ada Kershaw in Bolton.


Ada was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

They lived at

  • 10 Industrial Street, Walsden [1911]
  • 3 Industrial Street, Walsden
  • 17 Craven Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the D Battery 104th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died at No.36 Casualty Clearing Station, France [17th October 1916] (aged 34).

He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé, France [Grave Ref III G 76].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £151.

Probate was granted to his widow Ada

Midgley, Jeremiah
[1822-1886] He was a cordwainer living at Southowram Bank [1885].

He died 15th March 1886 (aged 64).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: M 37 C]

Midgley, Jesse
[1821-1902] Son of David Midgley.

He was a warp dresser and lived in Luddenden all his life.

In [Q4] 1839, he married Maria Nowell in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

Midgley, John
[1???-1545] Of Heptonstall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. daughter who married Thomas Greenwood
  3. daughter who married Mr Bates
  4. Jennett who married Mr Thompson

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Midgley, John
[15??-15??] See Midgley's Grammar School, Halifax and Midgley's Almshouses, Halifax

Midgley, John
[16??-17??] Paper manufacturer at Dean Mill, Midgley [1726].

See Vicarage Mill, Luddenden

Midgley, John
[1686-1729] Son of William Midgley. He was born at Elphabrough Hall, Erringden.

He died at Broadfold Hall, Luddenden.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Midgley, Rev John
[17??-18??] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1819]. He ran classes at Todmorden.

See John Nowell

Midgley, John
[1781-18??] Known as Jack o' th' bar.

Son of William Midgley.

Born at the Sportsman, Stansfield. He and his sister Sally were twins

He was a shoe maker [1841, 1851] / toll house keeper at Walsden / toll house keeper at Halifax Road, Todmorden on the Yorkshire side of the border.

On 21st June 1801, he married Betty Suthers at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Hannah
  3. William
  4. Grace
  5. Sally
  6. Betty
  7. Esther
  8. Mandy
  9. Ann
  10. Elizabeth
  11. Luke
  12. John
  13. Amos

The family lived at Butcher Hill, Walsden [1841].

John was widowed by 1851

Midgley, John
[1797-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a woolstapler of Halifax [1855] / a book keeper [1871]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1833-1875] who married John Stott

John was a widower by 1871

Midgley, John
[1814-1867]

Midgley, John
[1814-1881] Son of David Midgley.

He was chief stoker at Salem Mills, Hebden Bridge.

He lived at the Mill.

In 1839, he married Mary Rayner [1819-18??] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary was born in Ramsgill, North Yorkshire.

By 1834, she had come to Heptonstall with a group of family members – including her uncle Moses and uncle William (who was in Warley with his wife and son in 1841) 

 

Children:

  1. John

The family lived at 24 Woodbine Place, Hebden Bridge.

John died 27th January 1881

Midgley, John
[1824-18??] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a stuff manufacturer [1850]

He married Mary [1827-1???] Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1849]
  2. Edward

The family lived at Law House, Ovenden [1850]

Living with them [in 1850] was widower William Haigh [b 1774] (proprietor of houses) 

Midgley, John
[1841-1892] Son of Luke Midgley.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an assistant manager cotton mill [1861] / a mill manager for Fielden Brothers [1862] / a manager in cotton mill [1871, 1881].

In October 1861, he married Sarah Newell [1835-1914] at Todmorden

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1862]
  2. Luke
  3. John [1866-1958] who was a mill manager
  4. Sarah [b 1867]
  5. Albert [1869-1931] who became a bank clerk [1900] and was a bank manager in Rochdale & Dewsbury
  6. Mary Ellen [1872-1942] who never married
  7. Sam [b 1875] who was a butcher's apprentice [1891]

The men were probably mill managers at Fielden Brothers.

The family lived at

He died at Lumbutts House [14th January 1892].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £392 17/6d to his widow

Midgley, John
[1847-1???] Son of James Midgley.

He was in charge of his father's drapery business on Corporation Street, Halifax, employing 3 assistants [1881].

He married Susey Ann Horsfall.


Susey Ann came from Luddenden
 

Children:

  1. unknown

In 1891, John and Susey were running a bakery and confectionery business while their own eldest son worked in the drapery shop.

Living with them [in 1891] was John's father James

Midgley, John
[1855-1922] Son of David Midgley

Born in Erringden.

He was a joiner.

In the mid to late 1870s, he emigrated on the Cuzco to Australia, arriving in Port Phillip.

He became well-known in the building trade in Melbourne.

In 1882, he married Georgina Harrower.

Children:

  1. Henry Foster
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child

John died in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia in 1933

Midgley, John
[1859-1918] Son of John Midgley.

Born at Salem Mill, Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian worker at Hebden Bridge / a sexton / a verger at Hebden Bridge Parish Church [1901, 1911].

On 20th February 1880, he married Elizabeth Anwyl Rodgers at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Hebden Bridge, the daughter of Thomas Rodgers
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1880] who was a fashion cord mender [1901], and married Fred Mortimer
  2. Mary Anwyl [b 1881] who was a clothier's operative (fustian) 
  3. John Thomas
  4. Frank [1886-1887]
  5. Miriam [1887-1887]
  6. David [1889-1890]
  7. Edward Rayner

The family lived at 24 Woodbine Place, Hebden Bridge [1901, ... 1918]

Midgley, John Thomas
[1883-1918] Son of John Midgley.

He was a member of (possibly) St John's Church, Stubbing / a sidesman at the Church / a fashion clothier's garment turner-out [1901] / a clothier's passer (ready-made) [1901] / employed by John Hilton & Company.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Florence Stuttard in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 9 Cliffe Street, Hebden Bridge [1918].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [3rd May 1918] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

Midgley, Joseph
[16??-16??] Curate at Todmorden succeeding his father, Richard Midgley, his Puritanical views were more extreme than those of his father

Midgley, Joseph
[1816-1876] Son of Michael Midgley.

In 1839, he married Ruth Cockroft [1814-1870]

Midgley, Joseph
[1886-1917] Son of Henry Midgley

Born in Hebden Bridge [22nd June 1886].

He was a cart driver [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [1st March 1915], and served as a Private with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died of wounds [13th August 1917] in the field hospital at Étaples.

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXV M 1A]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Midgley, Levi
[1814-18??] Son of Michael Midgley.

In 1840, he married Elizabeth Tempest [1815-1???]

Midgley, Lewis
[1???-19??] Caretaker of Blaithroyd Working Men's Club, Southowram [1930].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mabel who married [Halifax 18th September 1930] Clifford Jackson

Midgley, Luke
[1816-1898] Born in Todmorden.

He was a throstle overlooker (cotton) [1851] / a manager in cotton mill [1861, 1871, 1881] / a retired mill manager [1891].

On 19th July 1840, he married Sally Stott [1811-1895] at St Chad's, Rochdale.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ann [b 1843] who was a frame tenter (cotton) [1861]
  3. Betty [1843-1844]
  4. Ellen [b 1845] who was a bonnet & dress maker [1861]
  5. Amelia [1847-1906] who was a throstle tenter (cotton) [1861]
  6. Susannah [b 1850] who was a factory operative & scholar [1861]
  7. Mary [b 1851] who was a factory operative & scholar [1861]
  8. Amos [1853-1909]
  9. William [b 1865]
  10. Luke [1857-1928]

The family lived at

  • Stoney Brink, Walsden [1851]
  • 1 Smithy Holme Cottage, Walsden [1861]
  • Smithy House, New Road, Walsden [1871]
  • 22 Stones Wood, Todmorden [1881]
  • 77 Bowed Row, Stansfield [1891]

Luke died 22nd November 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £341 12/6d to Fred Slater (twister) 

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Sally [10th April 1895]; Luke [26th November 1898]

Midgley, Luke
[1864-1931] Son of John Midgley.

He was a spinner [1891] / a spinning room hand [1901] / a mill manager (probably) at Fielden Brothers [1911, 1920].

On 1st May 1907, he was presented with a barometer in appreciation of 22 years' service as organist at Salem Primitive Methodist Chapel, Knowlwood.

In [Q4] 1895, he married (1) Alice Ann Stansfield [1865-1918] in Todmorden

They had no children.

On 5th February 1920, he married (2) Alice Agnes at St Paul's, Cross Stone.


Alice Agnes was the widow of George Crosland
 

Alice Ann Stansfield and Alice Agnes were cousins.

They had no children.

The family lived at

Luke died at Hurstlyn, Kilnhurst Road, Todmorden . [3rd March 1931]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,560 9/-. Probate was granted to his siblings John and Mary Ellen

Midgley, Mary Ann
[1803-1854] Daughter of William Midgley.

She (possibly) married (1) Joseph Sutcliffe.

She married (2) William Sutcliffe

Midgley, Merrick
[1848-1897] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stone mason [1891].

On 11th October 1869, he married Sophia Bancroft [1850-1920] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sophia was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy [before 1911]
  2. Seth [b 1870] who was a mechanic [1900], a coal dealer [1911]
  3. Nanny [b 1872] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. Wilson
  5. Priestley [b 1882] who was a stone mason [1911]

The family lived at

  • 14 Long Row, Ovenden [1891]
  • 13 Illingworth Road, Holmfield [1911]

Midgley, Michael
[1770-1???] He married Ruth Sutcliffe [1772-1???] from Illingworth.

Children:

  1. Michael

Midgley, Michael
[1789-18??] Son of Michael Midgley.

Born in Illingworth.

On 23rd April 1810, he married Nancy Lightowler.

Children:

  1. Nanny [b 1805]
  2. Frederick [b 1809]
  3. Simeon
  4. William
  5. Levi
  6. Joseph
  7. Edward [b 1818]
  8. Jane [b 1820]

Midgley, Percy
[1895-1917] MM.

Son of Thomas Henry Midgley.

He was a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / a packer for Fred Riley, Kiln End, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [4th May 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was awarded the Military Medal for devotion to duty [24th August 1917].

He was killed instantly by a bullet whilst guiding a relieving platoon to the trenches [26th December 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 115-119 & 162A & 163A], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland.

His brother George Edward was serving as a gunner

Midgley, R.
[19??-19??] Dairy farmer at Dean House Farm, Luddenden

Midgley, Richard
[1???-1???] He lived at Cooper House, Luddendenfoot

Midgley, Richard
[1???-1569] Of Midgley.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [1569]

Midgley, Richard
[15??-1???] A Puritan, he was appointed Curate at Todmorden. He was succeeded by his son, Joseph Midgley.

See Gilbert Astley

Midgley, Richard
[15??-16??] A member of the Midgley family.

In 1595, he bought Magson House, Luddendenfoot from John Oldfield

Midgley, Richard
[1774-1830] Son of William Midgley.

Born at the Sportsman.

He was in the First Regiment of the Life Guards / landlord at the White Hart, Todmorden.

On 28th August 1800, he married Sarah Butterworth at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Richard who died [20th February 1801] aged 8 days
  2. John
  3. William who died [24th February 1804] aged 11 weeks

Richard died at York Street, Todmorden [16th April 1830] (aged 55).

Sarah died 18th July 1833 (aged 55).

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

Midgley, Richard
[1834-1914] Son of William Midgley, engine tenter.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a saddler in Warley [1857] / a saddler [1861, 1871, 1881] / a grocer [1891].

In 1857, he married Eliza Baldwin [1835-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza was the daughter of Isaac Baldwin, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1859] who was a half-time spinner [1871], a cotton drawer [1881]
  2. Martha [b 1860] who was a cotton reeler [1881]
  3. William
  4. Isaac [b 1864] who was a worsted piecer [1881]
  5. James

The family lived at

  • Beech Terrace, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Croft, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Fountain Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 17 Upper Fountain Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1901] were son James and family.

Eliza died in [Q2] 1901.

In 1901, Richard sold all his property to son James. Later in 1901, James went to America. As a consequence, Richard went into the Union Workhouse.

In 1907, William, was summoned for the maintenance of his father

Midgley, Robert
[18??-18??] He was Constable of Northowram [1849-50]

Midgley, Robert
[1806-1871] Of Salterlee House, Shibden.

He was worsted spinner employing 107 and farmer of 14 acres [1851] / worsted spinner employing 250 and farmer of 21 acres [1861] / one of the five directors of the Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company / a member of Halifax Town Council [1865-1871] / the second Vice-Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1865] / Guardian of the Poor for Northowram [1865].

He was a worsted spinner and manufacturer at 23 Square Road, Halifax, Netherton Mill, Holmfield [1861], and Salterlee Mill, Shibden [1861].

He died 23rd January 1871

Midgley, Robert
[1816-1???] Born in Warley.

He was a carpet weaver [1861].

In [Q1] 1839, he married Hannah Fould [1812-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1840] who was a printer [1861]
  2. Susannah [b 1842] who was a cotton weaver [1861]
  3. William [b 1844] who was a post boy [1861]
  4. Mary [b 1847] who was a worsted piecer [1861]
  5. Robert [b 1849] who was a box filler carpet [1861]
  6. Thomas [b 1850] who was a doffer worsted mill [1861]
  7. Foulds [b 1852] who was a doffer worsted mill [1861]
  8. Sam [b 1855]
  9. Ben [b 1857]

The family lived at Old Lee Bank [1861]

Midgley, Robert
[1872-19??] Son of Robinson Midgley.

On 22nd December 1903, he married Helena Nelson in Halifax.


Helena was the daughter of
George William Nelson
 

Midgley, Robert John
[18??-18??] He was a member of the Northowram Board of Guardians [1869].

He lived at Spring Field House, Northowram [1869]

Midgley, Ronald Stansfield
[1893-1918] Son of Betty & John Midgley of 2 Bankfield Buildings, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

He died 25th April 1918 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Midgley, Samuel
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1940-1941]

Midgley, Dr Samuel
[16??-1695] Son of William Midgley.

A physician of Luddenden.

He was continually in prison for debt – three times at Halifax. He met Oliver Heywood whilst in jail [1685].

Whilst in jail, he wrote

He died in Halifax jail [18th July 1695].

His father died one month later.

After his death, the books were published [1780] by William Bentley

Midgley, Samuel Thomas
[1831-1898] JP.

Born in North Bierley.

He was a leather dealer employing 3 men & 5 women [1861], a leather merchant & boot manufacturer employing 54 men & 12 women & girls [1871], a boot manufacturer employing 50 men, 25 women & 25 boys [1881], an Alderman, a Governor of Heath Grammar School [1880], and Mayor of Halifax [1877-1879] and [1893-1894]

He established a boot making business at 8 Crown Street, Halifax.

The business was acquired by Seed Brothers.

In [Q2] 1854, he married Hannah Crowther Smith [1829-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah came from Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1863]
  2. Mary [b 1865] who married James Walker Clark
  3. Arthur [b 1867]
  4. Annie E. [b 1874]
  5. Ellis C.

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1861] was sister-in-law Sarah Jane Smith [b 1845] (sewing machine tender).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898.

See Halifax Race Course

Midgley, Sidney
[1870-1936] MM.

Born in Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

He was a weft conditioner [1911].

In [Q1] 1897, he married Mary Ellen Watson [1871-1927] in Cockermouth, Cumberland.


Mary Ellen was born in Newcastle
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1897] who was a grocer's apprentice [1911]
  2. John Watson [1905-1983]

The children were born in Great Broughton, Cumberland.

The family lived at 7 Frith's Terrace, Todmorden [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 87th Brigade Royal Field Artillery [5th September 1914 until 12th February 1919]

He was awarded the Military Medal for


conspicuous bravery in extinguishing an ammunition dump which had been set alight by enemy shellfire. He was severely wounded
 

Mary Ellen was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [13th December 1927].

Sidney was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden [22nd October 1936].

Midgley, Simeon
[1810-18??] Son of Michael Midgley.

He married Betty [b 1815].

Children:

  1. Matthew [b 1835]
  2. Michael [b 1837]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1839]

Midgley, Thomas
[1814-1867] Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman / landlord of the Upper George, Halifax employing 2 men & 1 boy [1861].

On 23rd August 1842, he married Priscilla Myers [1816-1893] at Halifax Parish Church.


Priscilla was born in Skipton
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1843]
  2. Maria [b 1844]
  3. Harriet [b 1846]
  4. Francis Thomas [1848-1886] who was a banker's clerk [1881]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1850]
  6. Sarah Ellen [b 1851]
  7. George [1853-1929] who was an apprentice (worsted spinning) [1871], a commercial clerk [1881]
  8. Walter

The family lived at Fern Cottage, Skircoat [1881].

Thomas died 11th October 1867.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

The will was proved by his widow Priscilla, Thomas Swale (fishmonger), and William Henry Dodgson Horsfall.

In 1871, Priscilla was innkeeper at the Turk's Head, Halifax.

Living with the widowed Priscilla [in 1871] was her mother Elizabeth Smith [b 1794].

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross: Thomas [16th October 1867]; Francis Thomas [10th June 1886]; Priscilla [24th April 1893]; Walter [5th January 1929]

Midgley, Thomas
[1814-1897] Methodist preacher of Luddenden Dean Chapel. He died after falling over a wall on his way home from an evening prayer meeting

Midgley, Thomas
[1836-18??] Son of William Midgley.

He was a mule piecer [1901] / an overlooker at Fielden's Mill, Todmorden.

On 25th December 1863, he married Mary Ann Kershaw [1833-1865] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary Ann was a weaver at Fielden's Mill, Todmorden
 

On 27th January 1865, he murdered Mary Ann wife by cutting her throat with a pocket-knife at Hanging Ditch, Todmorden

Midgley, Thomas Henry
[1853-19??] Son of George Sykes Midgley, book keeper.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a cotton scutcher of Barkisland [1873] / an engine tenter & stoker in cotton mill [1881] / a mechanic fitter [1891] / an engine tenter [1901, 1911].

In 1873, he married Mary Hannah Lee [1854-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah, of Greetland, was born in King Cross, Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Lee, cloth finisher
 

Children:

  1. Samuel H [b 1874] who was a rag grinder [1891]
  2. Ferrand / Ferrend [b 1877] who was a woollen piecer [1891], a stoker [1901]
  3. Emma J [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton reeler [1901]
  4. Arthur [b 1881] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1891], a cotton spinner [1901]
  5. John T [b 1883] who was a worsted mill hand [1901]
  6. George Edward [b 1886] who was a steel sawyer [1911], a gunner [World War I]
  7. Edith Annie [b 1894] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  8. Percy

The family lived at

  • 5 Mill Fold, Barkisland [1881]
  • Park Nook, Southowram [1891]
  • 21 Church Street, Elland [1901]
  • 5 Claremont Street, Huddersfield Road, Elland [1911]
  • 6 Savile Road, Elland
  • 127 Oak Street, Elland [1917]

In 1891, son Samuel was a lodger with Thomas Lee – probably his grandfather – and family at Upper Martin Green, Greetland

Midgley, W.
[18??-18??] A Halifax printer. Around 1850, he issued a number of ballad-and-song-mongers' sheets. He would pin hundreds of these to 6-foot high canvas sheets and erect his Midgley's Sheets at fairs and feasts. His poems included The Man that couldn't get warm and The Rose of Allandale

Midgley, Walter
[18??-19??] Halifax developer who built Arcade Royale

Midgley, Walter
[1859-1929] Son of Thomas Midgley.

Born 11th October 1859.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [24th November 1859].

He was a solicitor's articles clerk [1881].

He lived at Fern Cottage, Halifax [1929].

He died at Mountfields Nursing Home, Leeds [2nd January 1929] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £59,077 4/6d.

Probate was granted to Thomas Hayward (incorporated accountant), and William Henry Lord (solicitor) 

Midgley, William
[15??-16??] Yeoman. Owned Roebucks, Warley in 1608. He lived at Broadfold Hall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Susannah who married Henry Naylor

Midgley, William
[1614-1695] Of Luddenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel

He died one month after his son's death.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Heywood records


William Midgley father to Dr Attorney Midgley was buryed at Luddenden, August 21st 1695, age 81. Mr Sunderland Preacht
 

Midgley, William
[1651-1701] Eldest son of William Midgley of Broadfold Hall, Midgley. He became a Halifax attorney [1681-1701]. In 1697, he, Jeremiah Brigg, John Crabtree and William Livesay were the 4 attorneys of the King's Bench in Halifax.

He owned several local properties, including Broadfold Hall, Yate House, and Dean House

He married Frances Murgatroyd.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary [1680-1710] who married Thomas Holdsworth
  3. Susanna [b 1681] who married Thomas Greenwood
  4. John

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Midgley, Rev William
[1672-1706] MA. He was at Headley before becoming Curate at Sowerby [1701-1706].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1696-1704]

He lived at Wood Lane, Sowerby.

He

died of a palsie

He & his daughter were buried at Halifax Parish Church and there are memorials to them in the Rokeby Chapel there.

The epitaph on their memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Midgley, William
[1680-1705] Son of William Midgley.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Midgley, William
[17??-18??] He married Mary [1766-1828].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann

Midgley, William
[1744-1789] He was a manufacturer of Stansfield [1770] / inn keeper at the Sportsman, Stansfield [1774, 1789].

On 17th August 1770, he married Grace Thomas at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Richard
  3. Betty
  4. twins John
  5. Sally [b 1781] who married John Barker
  6. James
  7. Jonathan
  8. Mary
  9. Amos

William died at the Sportsman at Kebcote in 1789.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone in the Old Yard, but the gravestone is illegible.

After his death, his son William took over at the Sportsman

Midgley, William
[1772-1850] Son of William Midgley.

He was innkeeper of the Sportsman, Stansfield (taking over from his father) [1790, 1841, 1850] / of independent means [1841].

On 12th May 1796, he married (1) Sally Holt at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. William

Sally died at Kebcote in 1801.

William had a relationship with Miriam Nowell [1781-18??] resulting in the birth of a son John Nowell [b  28th September 1802].

On 23rd February 1802, he married (2) Betty at the Church of Saint Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.


Betty was the widow of Mr Ogden
 

Children:

  1. Sally
  2. John
  3. Grace
  4. Amos
  5. Alice
  6. James
  7. Abraham [bapt 1814]

Betty died at Kebcote in 1835.

On 20th April 1837, he married (3) Betty at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.


Betty was the widow of Thomas Fielden
 


Betty was the widow of Mr Fielden
 

By 1841, they had left the Sportsman and moved to Proud Row, Naze Bottom, Todmorden.

William died in 1850 (aged 78).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone in the Old Yard, but the gravestone is illegible.

His son William succeeded him at the Sportsman

Midgley, William
[1798-1850] Son of William Midgley.

He followed his grandfather and father as innkeeper of the Sportsman, Stansfield [1841].

Around 1821, he married (1) Ann.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Betty [1826-1864] who married Abraham Hodgson
  3. James

Ann died in 1836.

On 7th December 1840, he married (2) Jane Hargreaves at Holme-in-Cliviger.

He died Kebcote in 1850.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone in the Old Yard, but the gravestone is illegible.

After his death, Jane continued at the Sportsman.

In 1851, Jane is living at Kebcote where she is the licensed victualler and proprietor of 10 acres of land

Midgley, William
[18??-18??] Recorded in August 1861, when he was an ale, porter, black beer &c merchant in Luddenden

Midgley, William
[18??-1918] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 18th September 1918.

He was buried at Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, France [Grave Ref A 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Midgley, William
[1805-1???] He was a cotton dyer [1851].

He married Grace Gill [1807-1???].


Grace was the daughter of William Gill
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1829] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  2. James [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Amos
  4. Thomas [b 1836] who was a mule piecer [1851]
  5. Sally [b 1837]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1838] who was a throstle piecer [1851]
  7. Hannah [b 1840] who was a throstle piecer [1851]
  8. William [b 1845]
  9. Benjamin [b 1847]

The family lived at Tub, Heptonstall [1841]

Midgley, William
[1807-18??] He was a cotton dyer [1851].

On 11th February 1827, he married Grace Gill [18??-1???] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1830] who was a power loom weaver [1892]
  2. James [b 1832] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Amos [b 1834] who was a mule piecer [1851]
  4. Thomas
  5. Mary Ann [b 1838] who was a throstle piecer [1851]
  6. Hannah [b 1840] who was a throstle piecer [1851]
  7. William [b 1845]
  8. Benjamin [b 1847]

The family lived at Hangingditch, Todmorden [1901]

Midgley, William
[1812-18??] Son of Michael Midgley.

He is listed as bookseller at Union Street, Halifax [1840, 1845] and bookseller, stationer, newsagent and public circulating library at 19 Russell Street, Halifax [1845, 1851].

In 1843, he married (1) Harriet Wood [1815-185?] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Edward [b 1845]

On 24th January 1855, he married (2) Ann Chapman at Square Chapel, Halifax

Midgley, William
[1862-1???] Son of Richard Midgley

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a half-time piecer [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881] / a labourer [1884] / a mechanic labourer [1891] / an iron labourer [1901] / an employee of Wood Brothers [1907].

In 1884, he married Mary Ellen Knowles [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ellen was born in Greetland, the daughter of James Knowles, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1885] who was a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. James [b 1887] who was a woollen piecer [1901]
  3. Martha [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • 32 Dearnley Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 12 Exeter Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

In 1901, his father Richard sold all his property to William's brother James. Later in 1901, James sold the property and went to America. As a consequence, Richard went into the Union Workhouse.

In 1907, William, was summoned by the Board of Guardians for the maintenance of his father

Midgley, Wilson
[1830-1879] Born in Bingley [3rd May 1830].

He was a worsted spinner [1863] / a member of the Ovenden Local Board [1873].

In 1873, he was one of those who received anonymous death threats from Jonathan Priestley.

On 21st January 1863, he married (1) Hannah Isles in Halifax.


Hannah was the daughter of William Isles
 

They had no children.

They lived at Holdsworth House [1872].

Hannah died in Ovenden [3rd November 1874].

She was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel

On 4th December 1877, he married (2) Mary Ramsden [1837-1911] in Lytham.


Mary was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. Irene Ramsden [1879-1957] who married John Sam Drabble

Wilson died in Ovenden [24th February 1879].

See Thomas Isles

Midgley, Wilson
[1879-1917] Son of Merrick Midgley.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of pneumonia [24th March 1917] (aged 38).

He was buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France [Grave Ref VI E 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Bradshaw War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

He is remembered on Bradshaw War Memorial

 

The Midgley family
The family had property in Midgley and Luddenden, including Broadfold Hall, Midgley, Cooper House, Gate House, Midgley and Magson House

Prominent members of the family included William Midgley, Richard Midgley, and Richard Midgley

Midgley surname
Another form of the surname is Midgeley.

Recorded in 1207.

George Redmonds writes that John de Miggeley is recorded at Sowerby in 1274, John Migeslay is recorded at Midgley in 1379 and William Midgley is recorded at Midgley in 1672.

Originated in Midgley.

There are over 100 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Midgley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Midgley:


Marriages 1852, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1912, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1930; Death 1849
 



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