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Normanton, Mr
[18??-19??] He married Ann Jane.

Ann – of Borough Market, Brighouse – died 15th October 1931.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £207 14/10d. Probate was granted to Mrs Nellie Brooke (widow) and Alice (wife of Ernest Sharp

Normanton, Alfred Whitehead
[1863-1931] Born in Barkisland [17th October 1863].

He was a carder [1887] / landlord of the Redan, Soyland [until 1914] / landlord of the Lord Nelson, Ripponden [from 1914]

On 24th December 1887, he married Edith Ann Hitchen [1866-1942] in Halifax.


Edith was born in Barkisland [25th March 1866]
 

Children:

  1. John Alfred [b 1888]
  2. Joe [b 1892]
  3. Harold [b 1894]
  4. Leslie Wilberforce [1903-1905] who was buried with his parents at Barkisland
  5. Selwyn [b 1907]

He died at the Lord Nelson Inn [25th December 1931].

Edith died in Ripponden [11th December 1942]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Normanton, Arthur
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of James Normanton.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Wall Nook Primitive Methodist Chapel, Greetland / a teacher in Wall Nook Sunday School / a cotton turner [1911] / employed by J. W. Wheelwright & Son, at Brian Royd Mill, Greetland.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Sergeant with the Signalling section, Headquarters' Staff of the Royal Field Artillery.

He went to France [January 1916].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


Exemplary fearlessness and tirelessness in devotion to duty, at Nieuport. After repairing wires all day in the open, under continuous shell fire, he proceeded at 11 pm on the night of the 10th-11th July 1917, from a forward exchange to a battery which was then under heavy fire with high explosive and gas shell, and by his individual efforts succeeded in re-establishing telephonic communication in the quickest possible time
 

Normanton, Charlton
[1871-1944] Son of John Normanton.

Partner in J. Normanton & Sons [1905]

Normanton, David
[1851-1887] The surname is also recorded as Normington.

Son of Mark Normanton, delver.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver of Southowram [1872] / a flag facer (stone dresser) [1881].

In 1872, he married Caroline Brook at Halifax Parish Church.


Caroline, of Southowram, was the daughter of
John Brook, delver
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1873] who was a delver (stone) [1891], a stone quarry delver [1901]
  2. Mark [b 1876] who was a wheelwright's apprentice [1891], a stone quarry delver [1901]
  3. Swindle
  4. Harriet Hannah [b 1884] who married Charles Edward Corby
  5. Arthur [b 1886] who was a stone quarry delver [1901], a flag stone hewer [1911]
  6. Herbert Henry who was born in 1889, 2 years after his father's death

The children were born in Southowram.

The family lived at

  • 2 Chapel Lane Top, Southowram [1881]
  • Towngate, Southowram [1887]
  • Binns Top, Southowram [1891]
  • New Street, Southowram [1901]
  • 19 Chapel Lane, Southowram [when Arthur was head of the household 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were Caroline's parents: Mary & John Brook.

David died in 1887 (aged 36).

Living with the widowed Caroline [in 1901, 1911] was granddaughter Ethel Normanton [b 1899] (a bobbin setter in worsted mill [1911]).

Caroline died in 1915 (aged 64).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [M 11]: David [13th August 1887]; Caroline [16th April 1915]

Normanton, Emily
[1???-1931] Emily Normanton, spinster, of The Cross, Barkisland died 21st August 1931.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £385. Probate was granted to Ethel Normanton (spinster) 

Normanton, Ernest
[18??-19??] Quarry owner of Five Acre Quarry, Elland [1905]

Normanton, Ernest
[1888-1917] Of Halifax.

He was employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [13th May 1917] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4 & 5], on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour, and on the family grave at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland

Normanton, F.
[18??-19??] Lime merchant at Barkisland.

In March 1890, he was declared bankrupt

Normanton, Francis John
[1879-1953] Son of Jeremiah Normanton.

He was a cab driver [1891].

he & his brother Willie were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 378]

Normanton, Frank
[1899-1918] Son of Riley Normanton.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a member of the Sunday School at Wesleyan Chapel, Sowerby / a part time silk doffer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [23rd March 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 52-54], and on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Normanton, Fred
[1???-19??] He was landlord of the Albion, Norland [1920, 1924]

Normanton, George
[1802-1???] Beerseller at Soyland [1841].

He married Betty [1802-1???].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1823]
  2. Ramsden [b 1829]
  3. Joah [b 1831]
  4. Mary [b 1834]
  5. Thomas [b 1837]
  6. Benjamin [b 1841]

Normanton, George
[1826-1890] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen rag merchant [1861] / a woollen manufacturer [1871] / a partner in J. Speak & Company / a partner in Speak & Normanton [until 1877] / a woolstapler & shoddy manufacturer employing 12 hands [1881] / a woolstapler & shoddy manufacturer [1891] / a founder member, then Master, of the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge

In [Q2] 1865, he married Catherine [1830-1886] in Leyburn.


Catherine [née Dodsworth] was born in Wensleydale, and widow of Thomas Furness
 

They lived at

  • 11 Ferguson Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 2 Savile Green [1881, 1890]
  • Green Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]

Living with them [in 1871] was adopted son George Normanton, adopted daughter Margaret Dodsworth [b  1864], and niece Catherine Dodsworth [b 1871].

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew George Normanton, and nieces Margaret Dodsworth [b 1864] (domestic servant), and Catherine Dodsworth [b 1871] (scholar).

George died 30th May 1890.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £6,613 1/10d.

The will was proved by his nephews James Henry Normanton of King Cross (telegraphist), William Normanton of West Vale (bookkeeper), and George Normanton.

Catherine was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [14th May 1886]

Normanton, George
[1861-1937] Known as Ginger.

Son of Thomas Normanton.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolstapler at Halifax / a wool & rag sorter (woollen) [1881] / a wool & waste dealer [1890] / a woolstapler & shoddy manufacturer [1891] / a woolstapler [1901, 1911] / a member, then Master, of the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge / a director of the Alexandra Hall & Café Company.

He and his siblings were orphaned by 1870.

In 1871, they were living with different aunts & uncles.

George was living with his uncle George Normanton and was listed as adopted son [1871].

He was still living with his uncle George [1881]

In [Q1] 1892, he married Emily Ann Baxter [1861-19??] in Bury.


Emily Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy

They lived at

George died at Rockhurst [9th October 1937].

After a service at St Jude's Church, he was cremated at Scholemoor Cemetery & Crematorium.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £129,494 13/9d.

Probate was granted to George Herbert Normanton (wool merchant), and Charles Lowe Townend (incorporated accountant).

He bequeathed

  • £1,000 to the Royal Halifax Infirmary to endow a cot to be known as the Uncle George Cot to be used for the benefit of either worsted spinners' employees, wool staplers' employees, or Masonic dependants or their children
  • £1,700 to his nieces Mrs Hilda Normanton and Miss Sophia Lord for a Christmas Box fund for the poor and needy who have resided for 5 years in Halifax or in Elland-cum-Greetland, directing that no Christmas Box should be less than 5/- or more than 20/-
  • His Masonic glass, clothing and his watched to the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge

After his death, his large collection of art was advertised for sale by auction.

Normanton, George Herbert
[1882-1954] Son of James Henry Normanton.

He was a traveller for a wool merchant [1911].

On 11th September 1913, he married Hilda Hannah Elizabeth Eastwood [1882-1967] at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.

Children:

  1. George John

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1911] were his widowed mother Grace Elizabeth, and his brother Thomas Percy.

George Herbert died 30th April 1954.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £57,443 14/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Hannah Elizabeth, son George John, and Harry Collinson (solicitor) 

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland: George Herbert [4th May 1954] George John [22nd July 1957]

Normanton, George John
[1920-1957] Son of George Herbert Normanton.

He was a wool merchant [1954].

He lived at Rockhurst, Halifax.

He died 6th July 1957.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,769 3/8d.

Probate was granted to Michael Collinson (solicitor)  and John Murgatroyd Haggas

Normanton, Herbert Henry
[1889-1917] The surname is also recorded as Normington.

(Possibly) illegitimate son of David Normanton; he was born in 1889, 2 years after his father's death.

On 15th November 1913, he married Alice Kersley [1893-1980] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Halifax, the daughter of R. H. Kersley
 

He was a flag stone hewer [1911] / employed by Solomon Marshall / knur and spell champion of Southowram, under the name of Mick Normanton.

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

He died of wounds [19th April 1917] (aged 27).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th May 1917].

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref II L 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram.

On 13th December 1919, Alice married Owen Bell [1893-1942] at Halifax Parish Church.


Owen was born in Darlington, and died in Halifax
 

They lived at 20 Hammer Street, Rise Carr, Darlington

Normanton, J. W.
[18??-1???] General warehouseman.

He began business as a retail draper around 1877 at Silver Street, Halifax.

In 1893, he moved to wholesale trading at 2 St James's Street, Halifax.

In 1894, he was Worshipful Master of the St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge

Normanton, James
[1812-1874] He married Sarah [1816-1891].

Children:

  1. John [1836-1846]
  2. Jonas [b 1838]
  3. James [1840-1909]
  4. Mary [b 1842]
  5. Hannah [1844-1927]
  6. Martha [b 1847]
  7. Leah [b 1849]
  8. Lettice [1851-1933] who married Fred Hopkinson and lived at Rochdale

The family lived at Milnrow [1851].

son John died 19th July 1846 (aged 10).

James died in Rochdale in 1875 (aged 62).

Sarah died 27th April 1891 (aged 75).

They were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Normanton, James
[1827-1???] Born in Warley.

He was a mason's labourer [1861].

He married Elizabeth Robinson


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Moses Robinson
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1857]

The family lived at Causeway Head, Warley [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was were Elizabeth's widowed mother Nancy

Normanton, James
[1870-1958] Son of George Normanton, stone mason.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer of Greetland [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a poultry dealer [1911] / a Councillor.

In 1891, he married Mary Ann Ackroyd [1873-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Mary Ann, of Greetland, was the daughter of Henry Ackroyd, music teacher
 

Children:

  1. George Henry [b 1893] who was a woollen spinner [1911], & a Driver with the RFA [World War I]
  2. Arthur
  3. James Herbert [b 1897] who was a woollen spinner [1911], & served with the RFC in Mesopotamia [World War I]
  4. Sarah Emma [b 1899] who was a part time woollen operative [1911]
  5. Gladys [b 1902]
  6. Thomas [b 1905]
  7. Wilfred [b 1908]

The family lived at Wall Nook, Barkisland [1901, 1911]

Normanton, James Henry
[1853-1896] Son of Thomas Normanton

Born at Delph Hill, Skircoat.

He was superintendent postal telegraphs [1891] / Halifax telegraphist [1896]

In [Q3] 1881, he married Grace Elizabeth Buckley [1856-1946] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Herbert
  2. Henry [b 1884]
  3. Thomas Percy [1889-1953] who was a traveller for a wool merchant [1911], a wool merchant [1946]

The family lived at

  • 18 Second Avenue, Skircoat [1891]
  • 18 Second Avenue, Skircoat [with son George Herbert 1911]

James Henry died at home [19th July 1896].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £287.

Probate was granted to his widow Grace Elizabeth.

Grace Elizabeth died 13th February 1946.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £191 0/3d.

Administration was granted to son Thomas Percy

Normanton, James Henry
[1918-1944] Son of Alice Bell of 87B Northgate, Halifax.

He was educated at Akroyd Place School / employed by Hollingrake & Clegg Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 158th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 25th March 1944 (aged 26).

He was buried at Imphal War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 4 D 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Normanton, Jeremiah
[1792-1844] Son of Solomon Normanton.

Born in Barkisland.

Baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [5th August 1792].

On 26th December 1811, he married Lydia Gledhill [1794-1874] at Elland Parish Church.


Lydia was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Uriah [b 1815]
  2. Mary [b 1820]
  3. Solomon [b 1823]
  4. John
  5. Ruth [b 1835]
  6. Nathaniel [b 1838]

Jeremiah died in Barkisland in 1844.

Lydia died in Barkisland in 1874

Normanton, Jeremiah
[1861-1931] Son of John Normanton.

Born in Northowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1881] / landlord of the Golden Lion, Ripponden [1891-1901] / owner of the Golden Lion [1914] / a stone merchant [1906, 1911].

He established Jeremiah Normanton & Son.

In January 1896, he was charged with selling – on 30th December 1895 – intoxicating liquor in a place other than his licensed premises.

On 9th February 1879, he married Elizabeth Ellen Hartley [1859-1904] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ellen was born in Soyland, the daughter of Francis Hartley
 

Children:

  1. Francis John
  2. Fred [1880-1961] who was an electrical engineer [1901]
  3. Arthur [1884-1902] who was a cab driver [1901]
  4. Pliny [1890] who died in infancy
  5. Willie
  6. Joe [1893-1983] who was an architect [1911], a surveyor [1931]

The family lived at

  • Cross Villa, Barkisland [1881]
  • Golden Lion, Ripponden [1891, 1901]
  • Ivy House, Barkisland [1911]
  • Belle Vue, Barkisland [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was Jeremiah's mother Mary Ann Normanton, Elizabeth Ellen's father Francis Hartley, and sister-in-law Grace Green [aged 33]

Elizabeth Ellen died at the Golden Lion [14th January 1904].

Jeremiah died at Rock Face, Barkisland [16th May 1931].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,516 4/4d. Probate was granted to sons Willie and Joe.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland: Jeremiah [20th May 1931]; Elizabeth Ellen [14th January 1904].

Living with them [in 1901] were father-in-law Frank Hartley, mother Mary Ann Normanton, and sister-in-law Grace Green

Normanton, John
[1807-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He was a joiner [1851] / a beerseller at an unidentified beerhouse at Sandyfur Clough [1851] / a farmer of 6 acres [1851].

He married Sarah [1811-1???].


Sarah was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1830]
  2. Thomas [b 1833] who was a joiner [1851]
  3. John [b 1838] who was a joiner [1851]
  4. Mary [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. Simeon W. [b 1843] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  6. Levi [b 1845]
  7. Emma [b 1847]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1849]
  9. James [b 1851]

The family lived at Sandyfur Clough, Barkisland [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson William Normanton [b  1851]

Normanton, John
[1829-1898] Son of Jeremiah Normanton.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a stone quarrier [1861] / innkeeper of the Northfield, Barkisland [1871] / a stone merchant [1881, 1891].

He established J. Normanton & Sons.

On 31st May 1852, he married Mary Ann Ainley [1831-1901] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. William James [1855-1905]
  2. Emma [1857-1899]
  3. John [1859-1918]
  4. Jeremiah
  5. Phoebe [1864-1925]
  6. Ainley [1865-1932]
  7. Pamela [1868-1949]
  8. Pliny [1870-1887]
  9. Charlton
  10. Lydia [b 1874]
  11. Hannah [1878-1947]
  12. Winifred [1881-1956]

The family lived at

  • Northowram [1861]
  • Barkisland [1871]
  • Cross Villa, Barkisland [1881, 1891]

He died at Cross Villa, Barkisland [12th April 1898].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,657 1/11d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann, son Jeremiah, and Strickson Landin

In 1901, Mary Ann was living with son Jeremiah

Normanton, John William
[1866-1939] Son of Levi Normanton.

Born in Barkisland

He was a cloth finisher [1891, 1901] / a hairdresser [1911].

In [Q4] 1887, he married (1) Lucy Whiteley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Agnes A. [b 1888]
  2. Ernest [b 1890] who was a cotton spinner [1911]

Lucy died in Halifax [Q4 1890] (aged 25).

In [Q2] 1896, he married (2) Elizabeth in Halifax.


Elizabeth née Dixon was the widow of James Berry.

She had 6 children by her first marriage

 

The family lived at

  • Lower Fold, Holts Lane, Greetland [1891]
  • Lindwell, Greetland [1901]
  • 26 Lindwell, Greetland [1911]

Elizabeth died 8th January 1938 (aged 85).

John William died 1st June 1939 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A15] with Elizabeth's first husband

Normanton, Joseph
[1836-1898] Silk dresser of Hollins Street, Triangle.

He died 5th December 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £147 15/-. Probate was granted to George Walter Normanton (compositor) 

Normanton, Joseph
[1868-19??] Son of Joseph Normanton, green grocer.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a green grocer of West End, Sowerby [1887] / a fish & poultry dealer [1891] / a labourer railway [1901] / a green grocer (assistant) [1911].

In 1887, he married Florence Robinson [1867-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Florence, of Wards End, Halifax, was born in Sheffield, the daughter of George Robinson, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901] a green grocer (employer) [1911]
  2. Selwyn [1890-1895]
  3. Alice [b 1892] who was a twiner piecer cotton [1911]
  4. Willie / Will
  5. Fred [b 1898]
  6. Hannah [b 1901]
  7. Anile [b 1904]
  8. Ruth [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 78 West Street, Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Back Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 74 & 76 West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 35 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was a boarder Emma Riley [b 1880]

Normanton, Levi
[1845-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He was a stone delver [1871].

He married Emma [1844-1???].


Emma was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Sarah E. [b 1881]

The family lived at High Lee Top [1871]

Normanton, Matthew
[1739-1775] See Matthew Normington

Normanton, Riley
[1866-1912] Son of Henry Normanton, millhand.

Born at Field House, Sowerby.

He was a mason's labourer [1891, 1901] / a stone quarryman [1911].

In 1891, he married Mary Hannah Helliwell [1867-1???] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Mary Hannah, of Sowerby, was born in Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd, the daughter of Simeon Helliwell, millhand
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1892] who was a cotton cop steamer [1911]
  2. Hetty [b 1893] who was a silk rover [1911]
  3. Frank
  4. Ernest [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Dean Lane, Sowerby [1891]
  • New Building, Sowerby [1901]
  • 35 Sowerby Town, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Riley died in Halifax in 1912 (aged 47) 

Normanton, Ronald
[1911-1944] Son of Selwyn Normanton.

Born in Barkisland

He married Olive.

They lived at 12 Spring Lane, Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 145th (8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment)  Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 6th August 1944 (aged 33).

He was buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref X A 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £259 16/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Olive

Normanton, S.
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Ship Inn, Brighouse [13th December 1912]

Normanton, Swindle
[1879-1912] Or Normington.

Son of David Normanton.

Born in Southowram [Q3 1879].

He was a stone quarry delver [1901] / a stone dresser banker hand stone quarry [1911].

In [Q4] 1903, he married Florence Edith Robinson [1883-19??] in Halifax.


Florence Edith was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Elsie [b 1905]
  2. Hubert [b 1907]
  3. Janet [b 1909]
  4. Edgar [b 1911]

The family lived at 102 New Street, Southowram [1911]

Normanton, Thomas
[1829-1866] He was a farmer & waste dealer [1866].

In [Q3] 1851, he married Agnes Spencer [1833-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Henry
  2. Ann [b 1857]
  3. George

The family lived at Plane Tree Farm, King Cross [1866].

Thomas died 20th October 1866.

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

Probate was granted to his widow Agnes.

Agnes died in 1870 (aged 37).

In 1871, the children were living with different aunts & uncles

Normanton, Thomas
[1833-1898] Of Birds Royd, Rastrick.

He was a clerk with Brighouse Corporation.

On 4th October 1856, he married Mary Ann Wilson at Halifax Parish Church.

He died 5th December 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £525. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann, Frederick Normanton (mechanic), and Ada (wife of John William Robinson

Normanton, William
[1856-19??] Born in Manchester.

He was a spinner of Soyland [1878] / a cotton spinner operative [1881] / a greengrocer [1891] / a cotton scutcher [1901, 1911].

In 1878, he married Margaret Cooper [1856-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret, of Soyland, was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, the daughter of Alexander Cooper, joiner
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor [b 1880] who was a half time cotton factory hand [1891], a cotton piecer [1901, 1911]
  2. Charlotte [b 1882] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1883]
  4. Mary [b 1885] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]
  5. John [b 1887] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  6. Fenella [b 1890] who was a cotton card room hand [1911]
  7. Lilian [b 1892] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  8. Willie
  9. Charles Douglas [b 1898] who was a cotton cop pointer [1911], and served in World War I

The family lived at

  • 17 Nether Royd, Soyland [1881]
  • Unity Terrace, Soyland [1891]
  • 94 Oldham Road, Soyland, Halifax [1901]
  • 78 Co-operative Terrace, Ripponden, Soyland [1911]
  • 60 Pleasant Row, Ripponden [1917]

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed aunt Charlotte Binns [b  1807].

Margaret died in 1907 (aged 51) 

Normanton, Willie
[1891-1931] MM.

Son of Jeremiah Normanton.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a stone mason [1911] / employed by John Normanton & Sons.

On 12th May 1921, he married Ethel Mary Knowles [1893-1974] at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.


Ethel was born in Halifax
 

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Sergeant with the Royal Engineers.

He was awarded the Military Medal [September 1916] for


gallant conduct on the field.

On 26th March 1916, in operations at Loos, 36 British men were buried – most of them hopelessly – when a mine exploded. Sergeant Normanton rushed forward, and after strenuous work, 8 men were liberated, demonstrating his natural determination and readiness

 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [23rd September 1916].

he & his brother Francis John were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 378]

Normanton, Willie
[1895-1917] Son of William Normanton.

He was a teacher at Rishworth Baptist Sunday School / a cotton piecer [1911] / employed by Mr Miles Wadsworth.

During World War I, he enlisted and joined Kitchener's Army at the outbreak of War [6th October 1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 25th April 1917 (aged 22).

He was last seen in a shell hole wounded in the right thigh, left knee and left shoulder by machine gun shots.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Rishworth Baptist Sunday School

Normanton, Willie
[1896-1916] Also Will.

Son of Joseph Normanton.

He was a member of West End Congregational Sunday School, Sowerby Bridge / a twiner piecer cotton [1911] / employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted immediately after the outbreak of War, and served as a Private / Sniper with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died instantaneously after being hit by a shell during the bombardment of his trench [19th July 1916] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd July 1916].

He is remembered on the Giavera Memorial, Italy, on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

 

Normanton surname
Other forms of the surname include Normington and Norminton

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Normanton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Normanton:


Marriages 1835, 1896, 1899, 1911; Deaths 1900, 1907
 



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