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

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Norcliffe, Alexander WalkerRef 403-270
[1872-1936] Son of George Norcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

He was a reporter [1891] / a wool merchant of Halifax / a woolstapler [1911] / a partner in George Norcliffe & Son.

In 1897, he married Edith Alice Gledhill [1870-1924] in Halifax.


Edith Alice was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Alec [1902-1978] who was a wool merchant [1936]

The family lived at

  • Carlton Bank, Stainland [1911]
  • Gosport House, Stainland [1936]

Alexander died 14th June 1936.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,667 18/11d.

Probate was granted to son Alec, Laura Emma Norcliffe (widow), Kenneth William Howarth (chartered accountant), and Walker Gill (butcher).

In his will, Alexander left bequests for Providence Congregational Church, Stainland, Outlane United Methodist Chapel, and Sowood Wesleyan Chapel.

See Rowland Norcliffe

Norcliffe, Arthur EdmundRef 403-693
[1888-1956] Son of Rowland Norcliffe.

After his father's death, Arthur carried on the family business – R. & D. Norcliffe. His sons and their children continued the business.

He married Ethel Mary Taylor.


Ethel Mary was the daughter of Isaac Taylor
 

Children:

  1. Norris Taylor
  2. Ernest Leslie
  3. Benjamin Taylor

The family lived at

  • Stainland
  • Aysgarth, Otley [1956]

Arthur Edmund died 13th November 1956.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £15,708 13/6d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ethel Mary and son Norris Taylor.

Ethel Mary died in 1971.

She was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, BenjaminRef 403-827
[1832-1884] Born in Rishworth.

He was a mason [1853].

On 3rd February 1853, he married Mary Ellen Mason in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of
Ellis Mason.

There was a son Ellis born out of wedlock and baptised Ellis Mason [29th November 1852] who died in Soyland [1853]

 

Children:

  1. Lovena [1855-1897] who never married
  2. Major Edward
  3. Joe
  4. Sarah E. [b 1863]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1867]
  6. John William [b 1870]
  7. Gertrude [b 1872]

The children were all born Soyland

Norcliffe, BenjaminRef 403-2
[1855-1915] Son of John Norcliffe

Benjamin died 13th March 1915 (aged 60).

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with his uncle David Norcliffe

Norcliffe, Benjamin TaylorRef 403-795
[1908-1985] Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

Born 1st January 1908.

He and his brothers Norris Taylor and Leslie joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

In [Q2] 1933, he married Joan Margaret Bamforth in Halifax.


Joan Margaret was the daughter of James Bamforth
 

During World War II, he joined the Royal Navy, and served as a radio operator in many parts of the world.

They lived at High Withens, Stainland.

Benjamin died 2nd September 1895.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £97,290

His burial place is not known.

Joan Margaret died 12th December 1978 (aged 67).

She was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with her parents

Norcliffe, DavidRef 403-690
[1852-1919] Son of John Norcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

Around 1885, he became a partner with his brother, Rowland, in R. & D. Norcliffe.

In 1882, he married (1) Elizabeth Clegg.


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Clegg
 

Children:

  1. John William [1885-1st May 1954] who was buried with his parents

Elizabeth died 3rd June 1902 (aged 54).

He married (2) Ellen [1864-1948].

The family lived at Woodhouse Cottage, Stainland [1902].

In July 1915, he retired from the business and went to live in Blackpool.

He died in Blackpool [17th March 1919] (aged 67).

Ellen died 27th April 1948 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, DavidRef 403-527
[1817-1887] Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 3 men, 3 boys & 1 girl [1861].

In [Q1] 1846, he married Sarah Robertshaw [1826-1880] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Upper New Yard, Wardhouse Grove, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1861]
  • New Yard, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was nephew George Norcliffe.

Sarah died 16th May 1880 (aged 54).

David died 16th March 1887 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with nephew Benjamin Norcliffe

Norcliffe, Major EdwardRef 403-828
[1857-1908] Son of Benjamin Norcliffe.

Born in Soyland.

He was a stone mason [1885].

In 1885, he married Ellenor Green [1866-1926] in Rochdale.


Ellenor was born in Round Oak, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1886]
  2. John William [1890-1898]
  3. Gertrude [b 1892]
  4. Frank [b 1896]

The children were all born Rochdale.

Major died in Rochdale [9th January 1908].

Ellenor died in Heywood in 1926

Norcliffe, Ernest LeslieRef 403-794
[1906-1990] Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

He and his brothers Norris Taylor and Benjamin joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

Norcliffe, GeorgeRef 403-410
[1847-1921] Son of John Norcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

In 1861, he was a labourer, living with his uncle David Norcliffe.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1881] / a woollen merchant [1901] / a wool stapler [1911] / a partner in George Norcliffe & Son.

In 1870, he married Martha Ann Walker in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Stainland, the daughter of Samuel Walker
 

Children:

  1. Alexander Walker
  2. Jane Hannah [1874-1933] who was a pupil-teacher [1891], & married Benjamin Dyson

The family lived at

  • Sowood Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]
  • Carlton Bank, Stainland [1901, 1911, 1919]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Martha Walker

Martha Ann died 8th April 1919 (aged 74).

George died 17th November 1921 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, HannahRef 403-429
[1750-1833] Of Mirfield. She was the second wife of Knight Spencer.

She died in Halifax [10th September 1833]

Norcliffe, IsaacRef 403-364
[1757-1830] Of Parrack Nook.

In November 1816, he, John Whiteley and Jonathan Bottomley, who had all been members of Sowerby Independent Chapel, decided to establish a chapel at Parrack Nook. Their efforts resulted in the construction of Parrack Nook Chapel.

Isaac was the first preacher at the first services held in a house at Parrack Nook

Norcliffe, IsabellaRef 403-36
[1785-1846] Daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Norcliffe.

She met Anne Lister at Mr Lumley's Boarding School for Ladies, York.

In the winter of 1813, Anne went to stay with the Norcliffes. It was here that Isabella introduced Anne to Marianna Belcombe.

She was one of the Anne's lovers and visited her in Halifax.

The 2 were close until it became platonic after Anne met Marianna Belcombe.

After Marianna married, Anne and Isabella resumed their relationship, but Anne was distressed by Isabella's drinking habits ... 


she drinks a bottle a day ... of our hot sherry
 

... and her bad tempers.

In her journals, Anne refers to her as Tib and IN.

Isabella outlived Anne by 6 years

Norcliffe, JoeRef 403-829
[1860-1939] Son of Benjamin Norcliffe.

He was a labourer [1889].

On 23rd Feb 1889, he married Ann Tidswell [1854-1933] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Warley
 

They had no children.

They adopted Lilley Fielding [born in Hebden 1905] from the Hebden Bridge Workhouse.

The couple died in Hebden

Norcliffe, JohnRef 403-692
[1812-1869] Son of Jonathan Norcliffe.

He was a stone mason in Stainland / a farmer in Stainland.

He married Sarah, stepdaughter of John Edwards.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1836]
  2. Rebecca [b 1838]
  3. Mary [b 1839]
  4. Rowland
  5. Ann [1846-7th June 1853]
  6. George
  7. Sarah [1850-2nd July 1905]
  8. David
  9. Benjamin
  10. Martha [b 1851]

The family lived at

John died 22nd January 1869 (aged 56).

Sarah died 2nd March 1889 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, JohnRef 403-3
[1864-1958] Son of Squire Norcliffe.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a crabber [1891] / a mason's labourer [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1884, he married Kezia Akroyd [1864-1907] in Halifax.


Kezia was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Leatham [1887-27th November 1961] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a cotton yarn twiner [1911], & was buried with his parents
  2. Joe [b 1891] who was a woollen spinner [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1897] who was a greengrocer shop assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • Grey Hall Fold, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • Grey Hall Yard, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]
  • New Street, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1911]

Kezia died 4th December 1907 (aged 43).

John died 28th January 1958 (aged 94).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, JohnRef 403-306
[1883-1913]

In [Q2] 1903, he married Alice Ann Taylor [1884-1922] in Halifax.

John died in Halifax [Q4 1913] (aged 30) 

In 1919, Alice Ann married Walter Bloomer at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Norcliffe, JonathanRef 403-691
[1777-1866] Born, lived and died at Intake Farm, Stainland Dene.

He married (1) Jenny (Jane) Shepherd [1777-1834].

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1798]
  2. Sally [b 1800]
  3. William [1802-1864]
  4. Malley [b 1804]
  5. Rebecca [b 1807]
  6. Betty [b 1809]
  7. John
  8. Jane [b 1814]
  9. Lucy [b 1814]
  10. William [b 1815]
  11. David [1816-1887]
  12. Samuel [1818-1874]
  13. Benjamin [1819-1874]
  14. Joseph [b 1823]

In 1836, he married (2) Mary Taylor [1777-18??].

The family lived at

He lived to see 14 children, 103 grandchildren, and 107 great-grandchildren

Norcliffe, JosephRef 403-367
[17??-18??]

In 1818, he and John Wadsworth started a Sunday School at Parrack Nook. They taught the children in a room next to that used for services.

Norcliffe, Louis JohnRef 403-728
[1878-1936] Son of Rowland Norcliffe.

He was a half-timer in mill [1891].

In 1898, he married Martha (Pattie) Scott [1878-1953] in Huddersfield.

Louis John died 25th May 1936 (aged 58).

Martha died 10th November 1953 (aged 75).

The couple were buried at Fall Spring Graveyard, Stainland

Norcliffe, Norris TaylorRef 403-629
[1905-1987] Of Stainland.

Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

He was a saxophonist / a soloist at a High Class Concert at Stainland Mechanics' Institute [1931] / an overlooker and manager at Firth House Mills, Stainland / a lecturer [1956].

He and his brothers Leslie and Benjamin joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

He married Jane [1908-1951].

Children:

  1. Ethel Mary [1886-16th May 1971] who never married, & was buried with her mother

They lived at Netheroyde (or Netherside) House, Stainland [1951].

Janie died 13th September 1951 (aged 43).

Jane & Ethel Mary were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Isaac Taylor

Norcliffe, RichardRef 403-66
[1???-1375] Owner of Norcliffe.

He had a daughter who married into the Rookes family

Norcliffe, RowlandRef 403-689
[1842-1921] Son of John Norcliffe.

Born in Greetland.

He was an errand boy [1851] / a weaver [1864] / a manufacturer [1871] / a manufacturer (employer) [1891].

He built his own loom and started weaving cloth near the family home at Intake Farm, Stainland.

He travelled on horseback to sell his goods in Manchester.

He set up business as a manufacturer.

Around 1885, his brother, David, became a partner in R. & D. Norcliffe at Firth House Mills, Stainland.

He was a generous and popular employer.

He was active in local affairs, and was a member of the Stainland Local Board / a supporter of local causes and charities / associated with Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

In 1864, he married (1) Hannah Schofield [1848-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1864-1945] who married Joe Haigh
  2. John who died 9th March 1868 (aged 11 weeks), & was buried with his parents

Hannah died 4th May 1870 (aged 22).

In 1870, he married (2) Sarah Taylor [1845-1900] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1872]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1872]
  3. Emily [1875-1931] who married Joe Taylor
  4. Clara [b 1877]
  5. Louis John
  6. Samuel [b 1880] who was a woollen manufacturer [1921]
  7. Annie Elizabeth [1881-1933] who was a half-timer in mill [1891]
  8. Joseph Rowland who died died 24th January 1883 (aged 1 year), & was buried with his parents
  9. Benjamin [1885-1964]
  10. Ernest Edward [1886-1955] who was a woollen manufacturer [1921]
  11. Arthur Edmund

Sarah died 17th January 1900 (aged 55) 

In 1900, he married (3) Leah Matilda Edwards.

Leah Matilda died 6th July 1936 (aged 78).

The family lived at

  • Stainland Dean, Stainland with Old Lindley [1870, 1891]
  • Bowling Green, Stainland [1921]

Rowland died 9th December 1921 (aged 79).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,517 2/4d.

Probate was granted to Alexander Walker Norcliffe and sons Samuel & Ernest Edward.

Members of the family were buried at Fall Spring Graveyard, Stainland

Norcliffe, SquireRef 403-4
[1837-1903] Born in Stainland.

He was a slubber [1871] / a woollen carder [1881].

In [Q3] 1859, he married Martha Ainley [1831-1???] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Squire [b 1866] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  3. George [b 1870] who was a woollen piecer [1881]

The family lived at

  • Beestones, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1871]
  • Beestonley Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]

A Squire E. Norcliffe died Q1 1903 (aged 66) 

Norcliffe, Lieutenant-Colonel ThomasRef 403-452
[17??-18??] Of Langton Hall, near Malton.

He married Anne [1762-1835].

Children:

  1. Isabella
  2. Charlotte [1788-1844]
  3. Mary [1790-1837] who married Dr Charles Best

 

Norcliffe surnameRef 403-1
Other forms of the surname include Nortcliffe and Northcliffe.

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

Henry de Northclyf is recorded in 1307.

Originated in Norcliffe

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

Unattached BMDs for Norcliffe:


Marriages 1831, 1894; Death 1906
 



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