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Noble, (Jnr) Francis
[18??-18??] Linen draper at Halifax.

In March 1858, he was declared bankrupt

Noble, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Noble, Abraham
[1823-1879] Born in Rastrick [June 20th 1823].

He was a master blacksmith employing 1 man [1861] / a blacksmith [1871] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Southowram [1871, 1874].

In [Q3] 1845, he married Martha Hartley [1824-1898] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Southowram


  1. William [b 1851] who was a blacksmith [1871]
  2. Joseph [b 1853] who was a wire drawer [1871]
  3. John [b 1855] who was a blacksmith [1871]
  4. Ann [b 1860] who married Jubal Greenwood
  5. Albert [b 1862]

The family lived at

  • 10 Marsh, Southowram [1861]
  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1871, 1874]

Living with them [in 1861] was Joseph Smith [b 1842] (apprentice blacksmith).

Abraham died 30th September 1879.

Martha died 6th November 1898 (aged 74).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-A3] with granddaughter Martha Hannah Greenwood

Noble, Alfred
[1889-1961] Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher [1911].

On 13th December 1911, he married Florence Turner in Halifax.

Florence was the daughter of
George Turner

There is no evidence that they had any children.

The couple died in Halifax: Florence [] (aged 1959); Alfred [4th Feb 1961]

Noble, Arthur
[1898-1917] Son of Sarah Emma & Abraham Noble of 6 Winter Hill, Southowram.

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

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 39 & 41], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Noble, Benjamin
[17??-18??] The first postman in Brighouse. He began in 1826.

His son, John, followed him in the postal service

Noble, Benjamin
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

In 1873, he gave 2 drinking fountains to the people of Brighouse.

See St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Noble, Benjamin
[1826-1879] Of Calder View, Brighouse.

In 1855, he married Mary Noble Hartley.


  1. Joseph [1855] who died aged 14 days
  2. Benjamin [1855] who died aged 15 days
  3. Daniel Ainley [1857-1858] who died aged 9 months
  4. Mary Ainley [1859] who died aged 6 months
  5. John James [1861] who died aged 7 months
  6. Emmalina [b 1863] who married Alfred Ainley
  7. Agnes [1864-1865] who died aged 4 months
  8. Fred [1865-1867] who died aged 1 year and 6 months

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Noble, Christopher Green
[1873-19??] Son of John Green Noble.

He was a commercial clerk [1891].

In 1905, he married Eleanor Marion

Eleanor Marion was the daughter of Thomas Ibberson Walker


  1. Donald Lawrence [1910-1981]

Eleanor was buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Noble, Edward
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. In 1668, he issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a cockerel

Noble, Ephraim
[18??-18??] The first organist at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [1848-1875]

Noble, Fred
[1896-1916] Son of Edith Annie & Hanson Noble of 8 Coronation Terrace, Greetland.

Born in Stanningley, Leeds.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 23rd May 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium [Grave Ref I G 20]

Noble, George
[1809-1898] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen hand loom weaver [1861] / a woollen weaver [1871].

He married Jane [1814-1856].


  1. Ellen [1840-19th December 1906] who was a feeder at woollen factory [1861]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1844]
  3. Thomas [b 1846] who was a cotton piecer [1861], a cotton spinner [1871]
  4. Joseph [1853-25th March 1919] who was a spinner at worsted factory [1861], a stoker at woollen mill [1871]
  5. John [b 1855] who was a worsted spinner [1871]

The family lived at Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861, 1871].

Jane died 25th September 1856 (aged 42).

George died 24th June 1898 (aged 89).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: L14]

Noble, Harry
[1917-1942] Son of Minnie & George Noble of Riding Head Lane, Luddenden.

He was employed in the grocery department of Halifax Co-operative Society.

He was engaged to Miss Maud Eastwood of Woodside Grove, Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He was killed in action in Libya [29th January 1942] (aged 24).

He was buried at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya [Grave Ref 2 D 28].

He is remembered at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Providence Methodist Church, Midgley

Noble, Hartley
[18??-1???] Silk spinner in Brighouse.

In 1883, he

formed an improper intimacy

with Mary, the wife of George Henry Woodhouse. He and Mary went to live in Sheffield, and then to Naples and Australia, where they lived as man and wife

Noble, Henry
[17??-18??] He and his brother James built Victoria Mills, Brighouse

Noble, Herbert
[1897-1917] Son of Philip Noble.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Park Congregational Church, Halifax & Lister Lane Mission, Halifax / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by the Campbell Gas Engine Company.

He had a sweetheart, Ivy Miller, of 6 Albert Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

One of his brothers enlisted when War broke out.

He had taken charge of his section after his section commander had been wounded, and he was killed by a sniper at Boullon Wood, Cambrai [25th November 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Noble, James
[1810-18??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a butcher [1851].

He married Rachel Spencer [1804-18??].

Rachel was born in Halifax


  1. Martha [b 1837]
  2. John
  3. Rachel [b 1848]

The family lived at 23 Union Street, Halifax [1851]

Noble, Joe
[1???-1???] Monumental mason.

He is mentioned in the probate records for Ann, the wife of Walter Taylor

Noble, Joe
[1???-19??] Monumental mason.

Recorded in 1922, when he was mentioned in the probate record for Ann, the wife of Walter Taylor

Noble, John
[1795-1852] Of Rastrick.

Born 10th November 1795.

On 5th February 1815, he married Martha Dyson [1795-1852] at Huddersfield.


  1. Lewis [b 1833, Rastrick]

The family lived at Oaks Green, Rastrick [1841].

He was a founder member and a member of the first Management Committee at New Road Sunday School, Rastrick.

In 1841, he was recorded as a woollen fancy manufacturer.

John ran a small grocery store and was partner in the firm of Helm, Starkey & Noble, manufacturers of fancy goods.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual aggreement on 17th September 1840.

In 1841, Starkey & Noble sold their shares in the business to Helm and emigrated to America with their families. They eventually settled in Burlington, Wisconsin.

In 1841, the family left Rastrick for the USA, sailing on 10th August from Liverpool to New York on the Garrick.

John died in Racine, Wisconsin [15th July 1852]

Noble, John
[18??-18??] Coal merchant at Brighouse.

In February 1839, he was declared insolvent

Noble, John
[1804-1869] Son of Benjamin Noble.

He is recorded as Postmaster at Brighouse in 1845. He became the first postmaster at Brighouse Post Office, a shop in Bethel Street.

After 39 years' service, he was forced to resign for selling newspapers from the Post Office.

He was succeeded by David Heaton.

He married Mary [1794-1871],

John died 6th October 1869, and Mary died 26th October 1871 [aged 77].

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Noble, John
[1823-1909] Born in Halifax [22nd February 1823].

He married Sarah Bancroft.

Sarah was the daughter of
James Bancroft

They emigrated to the US with other members of Sarah's family [1840s].


  1. Joseph A. [1846-1884]
  2. James Bancroft [1848-1925]
  3. Dyson [1853-1941]
  4. Mary Ann [1855-1925] who married Mr Leber
  5. Caroline [1957-1946] who married Mr Edward

Sarah died 11th February 1882.

John died [3rd August 1909].

The couple are buried in the English Settlement Cemetery in Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

Noble, John
[1888-1918] Known as Jack.

Son of John Noble, driver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Boothtown Primitive Methodist Church / a member of Square Church Brotherhood / a weaver's labourer [1911] / a tube gauger & carpet mender [1911] / employed at Hanson's cotton mill.

In [Q3] 1911, he married Edith Annie Smith at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Edith Annie was the daughter of Sylvanas Smith, driver

They lived at

  • 39 Fern Street, Boothtown [1911]
  • 60 St Peter's Street, Boothtown [1918]

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

He died at the Battle of Lys [14th April 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanson's Mill, Halifax

Noble, John Green
[1839-1891] Son of James Noble.

Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial clerk [1871] / a clerk in carpet manufactory [1861] / a glass & china dealer [1881] / living on own means [1891].

In [Q1] 1858, he married either Mary Ann Stead or Mary Ann Robertshaw [1840-1924] in Halifax.

Mary Ann was born in Halifax


  1. Emily [1859-1st April 1865] who was buried with her parents
  2. Charles Henry [1864-24th January 1874] who was buried with his parents
  3. Rachel E. [b 1862]
  4. Walter S. [b 1868]
  5. James [b 1870]
  6. John [b 1872] who was a commercial clerk [1891]
  7. Christopher Green
  8. Arthur [b 1875] who was an apprentice electrical engineer [1891]
  9. Annie G. [b 1878]
  10. Norman E. [b 1885]

The family lived at

John died 22nd June 1891 (aged 52).

Mary Ann died 4th May 1924 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 718]

Noble, Joseph
[1808-18??] Of Halifax.

Around midnight in December 1843, he returned home after spending the evening at a pub in Halifax, accompanied by an acquaintance whom he had offered to put up for the night. Noble was sitting by the fire and the other man had gone to bed.

Elijah Holroyd, who was drunk, and 3 others came to house and entered. Holroyd began to pull the sheets off the bed. Noble struck Holroyd on the neck and the abdomen. The others took Noble's knife off him and he went to bed.

Holroyd went to seek a doctor, but died 24 hours later from exhaustion.

Noble was charged with the manslaughter, and the jury found him Guilty and he was transported for 15 years

Noble, Joseph
[1812-1878] Silk-spinner. Founded Noble's Silk Mill.

In 1867, a large quern and several burnt stones were discovered as the ground was being prepared for a house being built for Mr Noble in Cotewood Close, Rastrick. It was suggested that the site had been occupied from Roman times or earlier

Question: Is this the correct Mr Noble?


Noble, Kershaw
[18??-18??] Joiner at Ambler Thorn.

In June 1860, he was declared bankrupt

Noble, Marshall
[1871-1955] Born in Greetland.

He was mason / sculptor of West Vale / a monumental mason (employer) [1901, 1911].

His work includes

On 14th April 1889, he married (1) Mary Alice Ingham [1872-1949] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.

Mary Alice was born in Greetland


  1. child who died young [before 1911];

In 1950, he married (2) Muriel Cornell in Southport.

The family lived at

  • Bridge Terrace, Greetland [1901]
  • 30 Victoria Street, Greetland [1911]
  • 60 Claremont Road, Birkdale, Southport [1955]

Living with them [in 1901] was mother-in-law Sarah A. Ingham [b 1836]

He died at Southport [2nd March 1955].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,048 9/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Muriel and Joe Taylor

Noble, Philip
[1851-1910] Son of William Noble, engineer.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a pattern maker [1886] / a model maker [1891] / a general pattern maker [1901].

In 1886, he married Ann / Hannah Shepherd [1860-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax

Ann (or Hannah) was born in Stanley, Wakefield, the daughter of Benjamin Shepherd, miner


  1. Alfred [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a brass finisher [1911]
  2. Harry [b 1892] who was a mechanic wheel cutter [1911]
  3. Lucy [b 1895] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  4. Herbert

The family lived at 19 Whitby Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911, 1917].

Philip died in Halifax in 1910 (aged 58) 

Noble, Sam
[1841-19??] Of Elland.

He was landlord of the Old Pond, Hove Edge [1901].

He married Alice [1835-1909] from Elland.


  1. Herbert [1876-19??]

Alice carried on as licensee at The Pond [1908].

She died in 1909.

The widowed Sam was a retired innkeeper living at 9 Chapel Street, Hove Edge [1911].

h died Q3 1926 (aged 85) 

Noble, Thomas

He married Judith [1802-1877].


  1. Hannah [1828-21st March 1883]

The family lived at

  • Marsh Lane, Southowram

Judith died 17th October 1877 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-H1E] with Josiah Dean

Noble, Thomas
[18??-1???] Cotton spinner at West Vale.

He married Unknown.


  1. Milner [1866-1885]

The family lived at Lambert Street, West Vale [1885].

On 2nd May 1885 Milner and a companion Tom Brooke Swallow, were climbing rocks at Long Wall, Elland, when a large rolling stone – reportedly weighing 3 cwt – struck him. He fell and sustained injuries, including a broken neck, jawbone and a fractured skull, which proved immediately fatal

Noble, Thomas
[1816-1892] Born in Greetland [20th July 1816].

He was a mason and contractor [1871].

On 26th November 1843, he married Mary Mann [1821-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary was born in Stainland [1st April 1821]


  1. William Henry
  2. Joe [1845-1863] who was buried with his parents
  3. Luke [1846-1903] who was a stone mason [1892] and was buried with his parents
  4. Ann [1849-1922] who was a factory hand [1871], & married Walter Taylor
  5. Harriet [1851-1854] who was buried with her parents
  6. James Walter [1854-1935]
  7. Mary Harriet [1855-1916] who was a factory hand [1871], & never married
  8. Sarah Jane [1858-1939]
  9. Tom [1862-1920]

The family lived at

  • Upper Well Head, Greetland [1861]
  • Noble Cottage, Greetland [1892]

Mary died 12th September 1882.

Thomas died 10th February 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £396 17/1d.

Probate was granted to children Luke & Mary Harriet.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: G21]

Noble, Thomas Crompton
[1839-1922] Woollen manufacturer at Providence Mill, Elland.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Brier.


  1. William [1877-1925] who ran the Colliers' Arms, Elland [1919-1925]

They lived at 24 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1905]

Noble, Timothy
[1835-1???] Son of joiner Kershaw Noble.

He was a joiner of Northowram [1857].

In 1857, he married Caroline, daughter of George Scott.

In 1901, the widowed Caroline was living with her brother John Scott at the Bay Horse Inn, Boothtown

Noble, William
[18??-19??] Of Halifax.

In 1887, he filed a patent for

improved apparatus for preventing accidents in hoists

Noble, William Henry
[18??-19??] Son of Thomas Noble.

Born in Greetland.

Monumental mason at West Vale.

In November 1878, he was declared bankrupt

Noble, William Henry

He married Sarah Ann [1853-1926].


  1. Ada [1875-1947] who married James Townend

William Henry died 21st May 1878 (aged 27).

Sarah Ann died 12th July 1926 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-C1]


Noble surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Noble, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Noble:

Marriages 1878, 1888, 1896, 1915, 1919, 1942

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 18:43 /5th December 2018 / mmn30 / 36197

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