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Oates, AlfredRef 146-499
[1837-1???] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver & beer house keeper at the Rock, Southowram [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a delver [1891].

On 9th September 1860, he (possibly) married Ann Bradley from Ripon, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Richard
  2. Izet [b 1864] who married [1890] George Alfred Barmby
  3. Squire [b 1867]
  4. Arthur [b 1869]
  5. Ann F. [b 1872]

They lived at

Oates, Arthur DonaldRef 146-270
[1861-1926] JP.

Son of Henry Oates.

In the 1880s, he joined the worsted spinning business of his brother, Edwin James Oates, as Oates Brothers.

He never married.

Their younger sister Emma Eliza kept house for him and his brother Edwin James.

They lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1905].

At the time of his death, he owned the Golden Pheasant, Halifax and South Royde, Halifax.

In 1911, he and his sister Emma gave Bermerside to the town in memory of their late brother Edwin James. In addition £4,000 was set aside to start a convalescent home and form part of the Oates Trust Fund.

He died 6th August 1926 [aged 65].

There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, Arthur E.Ref 146-16
[1893-1917] Of 67 Savile Park Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in Elland at Passchendaele [9th October 1917] (aged 24).

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

Oates, BrianRef 146-203
[14??-15??] Of Halifax. He established Brian Oates's Charity.

He married Elesabeth Peck from Wakefield.

In 1529, a Brian Oates of Halifax left his Kendall jacket to John Firth

Oates, CharlesRef 146-497
[1879-1932] Aka Charlie.

Son of Joe Oates

He was a quarryman of The Royd, Southowram [1904] / (possibly) a partner in Oates & Taylor / a delver (employer) [1911].

On 5th April 1904, he married Annie Taylor [1883-1939] at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Annie was the daughter of Thomas Henry Taylor
 

Children:

  1. Leonard [b 1905]
  2. Henry [b 1906]
  3. Joe [b 1910]

They lived at

  • Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • The Royd, 45 Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1932]

Charlie died at Storthes Hall [29th January 1932].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,721 5/7d.

Administration was granted to his widow Annie.

Annie died 12th March 1939 (aged 56).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A12]

Oates, CharlotteRef 146-O109
[1856-1900] The Norwood Green Poet

Oates, DanielRef 146-O396
[1816-1894] Father of the Norwood Green Poet, Charlotte Oates.

Oates, DonaldRef 146-437
[19??-19??] Partner in Oates & Green and George Greenwood & Sons

Oates, Edward HawksleyRef 146-176
[1824-1854] Son of Frances & George Oates, bookseller.

Born in Sheffield [11th June 1824].

In November 1850, he, his parents & siblings were living in Charleston, America.

He was a clerk [1850] / a merchant of Lochbie, Marion County, Florida, USA.

On 2nd November 1852, he married Elizabeth Leighton at Zion Chapel, Heanor, Derbyshire.

He died in Florida [26th February 1854].

In August 1865, Elizabeth married Joseph Crossley

Oates, EdwinRef 146-498
[1885-1944] Son of Joe Oates.

In 1932, he married Frances Ella Boothman [1889-1969] in Halifax.

They lived at Royds Mount, Southowram [1944].

Edwin died 26th September 1944 (aged 58).

In [Q4] 1947, Frances Ella married (2) Harold Farrar in Halifax

Frances Ella died 24th October 1969 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-A20]

Oates, Edwin JamesRef 146-269
[1859-1911] Son of Henry Oates.

In 1880, he began business as a worsted spinner at Ryburne Mills, Halifax. Shortly afterwards, he was joined by his brother, Arthur Donald Oates, to established Oates Brothers.

He never married.

Their younger sister Emma Eliza kept house for him and his brother Arthur Donald.

They lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1905].

He died 2nd January 1911.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

On 5th April 1911, his brother Arthur Donald and sister Emma gave Bermerside to the town in his memory There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, EmpsallRef 146-2
[1850-1???] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Oates of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [6th January 1850]

Oates, EstherRef 146-164
[1632-1692] Or Hester.

Only child of Isaac Oates and heiress of the Oates family.

She was orphaned in 1642.

She married her second cousin, Samuel Lister.

Heywood records


Mrs Esther Lister of Shipden Hall died in bed by her husband 26th January 1677. Age 60
 


Question: Can anyone explain the Heywood comment? Was this another Esther Lister [1617-1677]?

 

Oates, FrancesRef 146-102
[1689-1770] Daughter of James Oates of Murgatroyd and East Riddlesden.

She married (1) John Furness.

After John's death in 1717, she married (2) Gabetis Norton from Sawley [or Sallay].

She died 29th June 1770 [aged 81]

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

Oates, GeorgeRef 146-466
[1816-1890] Son of Joseph Oates.

He was a plasterer, then a bricklayer.

He and his brother, Hiram, and their families, moved to live in Hull.

He died in Hull

Oates, George A.Ref 146-27
[1852-1919] Son of Henry Oates.

Born in Worcestershire.

He was an overlooker worsted printing [1871]

He married Mary [1851-1908].

Children:

  1. Ernest [1876-1915] who was buried with his parents

Mary died 25th December 1908 (aged 57).

George died 1st March 1919 (aged 67).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2301] with George's parents

Oates, George EdwardRef 146-14
[1889-1967] Born in Wakefield

He was landlord of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1939, 1940].

In 1915, he married Adelaide Ackroyd in Halifax.


Adelaide was born in Halifax
 

George Edward died in Calder District [Q3 1967] (aged 78) 

Oates, George HenryRef 146-461
[18??-18??] He was an ironmonger at Brighouse (and was declared bankrupt) [May 1861] / landlord of the Stott's Arms, Brighouse [1874].

He was again declared bankrupt in May 1875, and the licence of the Stott's Arms was transferred to Joseph Priestley, trustee of Oates's estate

Oates, George LeslieRef 146-8
[1899-1918] Son of Clara & George Arthur Oates of 35 Glen Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [21st March 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Oates, GilbertRef 146-154

Oates, GriffinRef 146-544
[1868-1943] Son of Mary Griffin & Thomas Oates.

Born in Southowram.


In the 1871 census, Mary Griffin [1841-1???] who was said to be
kept by Thomas Oates

and is listed with 6 children, one of whom was Oates Griffin, at Royd, Southowram.

In 1881, Mary and children were at 64 New Street, Southowram

 

He was

  • a quarryman [1891]
  • landlord of the Who could a' thowt it, Southowram [1901].

    In 1904, he was charged with keeping open during prohibited hours – see the Foldout

    He left – and Henry Kaye took over – but Oates returned shortly afterwards

  • a stone dresser [1911]

He married (1) Lily [1866-1907].


Lily was born in Halifax
 

Lily died 6th January 1907 (aged 40).

In 1911, Griffin was living at St Stephen's Row, Northowram with his widowed sister Esther Mary Pollitt [b 1862] and her son Ernest [b 1885]

He married (2) Elizabeth [1764-1834].

Elizabeth died 9th November 1834 (aged 70).

Griffin died 6th April 1943 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G3]

Oates, HarryRef 146-7
[1899-1918] Illegitimate son of Harriett Oates [1875-1945] of 23 Applehouse Terrace, Luddendenfoot.


Harriett was born in Mosboro, Derbyshire.

In 1901, she & Harry were living at 26 Booth, Midgley, Halifax.

She had 2 illegitimate sons: Harry Oates [b 1899] & John William Oates [b 1901]

She was a charwoman [1901].

She may have married Herbert Goodall; they were living as man & wife in 1911, though a marriage record has not been found

 

Harry was born in Luddenden / Midgley [7th July 1899].

Baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden [14th December 1904].

He was a member of Luddenden Working Men's Club / a carter with Thomas Kershaw, coal merchant in.

He lived at Stocks Lane, Luddenden.

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

He was killed in action in Elland [18th September 1918] after only 2 days at the Front.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th October 1918].

He was buried at Targelle Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France [Grave Ref G 16].

He is remembered on Luddenden Working Men's Club Roll of Honour, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Oates, HenryRef 146-12
[1825-1867] He was a tobacconist at 9 Northgate, Halifax [1867].

He died 16th March 1867 (aged 42).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: M 9 C]

Oates, HenryRef 146-26
[1821-1867]

He married Mary [1822-1907].


Mary was born in Worcestershire
 

Children:

  1. George A.
  2. Charles E. [b 1856] who was an assistant bookkeeper [1871]

They lived at 16 Birks Hall Lane, Halifax [1871].

Henry died 16th March 1867 (aged 46).

Mary died 2nd June 1907 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2301]

Oates, HenryRef 146-514
[1816-1895] Son of James Oates.

He was a leather merchant in Halifax.

He and his brother James Holroyd established the leather business of Oates & Company.

Later generations of the family followed him into the leather business.

Around 1845, he married Jane Milne [1820-1875].


Jane was the daughter of John Rayner
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1844-1924] who married Alfred Ramsden
  2. Annie Elizabeth [1848-1925] who married William Bateman
  3. Walter Holroyd
  4. Emma Eliza [1854-1930] who never married
  5. John Henry
  6. Edwin James
  7. Arthur Donald

They lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1872, 1895]

Jane died 11th February 1875.

Henry died 18th March 1895.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, HenryRef 146-495
[1840-1910] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone merchant employing 18 men [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a partner in Rothwell & Oates / a partner in Oates & Smith [until 1874] / a stone dresser [1891] / a stone merchant (employer) [1901].

On 10th November 1863, he married Mary Rothwell [1841-1916] at Goodshaw, Lancashire.


Mary was the daughter of Richard Rothwell
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1866]
  2. Emily [b 1869]
  3. Herbert [b 1870]
  4. Jane [b 1873]
  5. Annie [b 1877]
  6. Nellie [b 1880]
  7. Bertha [b 1882]
  8. Mary [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • Hill Top, Southowram [1871]
  • St Annes, Southowram [1881]
  • Hove Edge, Brighouse [1891]
  • 63 Half House Lane, Brighouse [1901, 1910, 1916]

Living with them [in 1871] were boarders George Rothwell [aged 25] (Mary's brother, a wheelwright, born Crawshawbooth) and John Rothwell [aged 22] (probably another brother).

Still living with them [in 1881] was boarder John Rothwell [b  1849] (an unemployed stone quarryman).

Henry & Mary were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Oates, HenryRef 146-1240
[1882-1927] Son of John Henry Oates.

He went into the family leather business set up by his paternal grandfather Henry.

In 1906, he married Agnes Bairstow from Illingworth.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave

Oates, HenryRef 146-23
[1906-1982]

He married Evelyn [1903-1980].

Henry died in 1982 (aged 76) 

Evelyn died in 1980 (aged 77) 

Oates, HerbertRef 146-534
[1853-1889] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Halifax.

He was a hairdresser [1871, 1878, 1881].

In 1873, he married (1) Julia Ann Rigg [1852-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1874]

In 1878, he married (2) Mary Hannah Murgatroyd [1856-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah came from Northowram.

She was the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Murgatroyd and stepdaughter of Abraham Tidswell

 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1878] who was a barber's apprentice [1891], a brass finisher [1901]
  2. Ethel Harriet [b 1880] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  3. Bertha Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  4. Annie Margaret [b 1884] who was a stocking knitter [1901], a carpet mender [1911]
  5. Gertrude Mary [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a carpet setter [1911]


A son Arthur Edward Oates was born in 1893 and baptised at All Souls', Haley Hill, Halifax in 1895: mother Mary Hannah Oates of 14 Newtown; father not recorded.

He was a wood cutter [1911]

 

The family lived at 5 Charles Street, Halifax [1881].

In 1891, the widowed Mary Hannah (living on own means) and family were at the Barracks Tavern, 13 Charles Street, Halifax, with 26 lodgers.

In 1891, daughter Bertha was living at 14 New Town, Northowram, with her widowed grandmother Elizabeth Tidswell [aged 64] and a monthly nurse Elizabeth Fox [aged 59].

In 1901, the family were living at 14 Newtown, Halifax with Mary Hannah's mother Elizabeth Tidswell [aged 74].

In 1911, the family were living at 34 Fern Street, Halifax, and with them was granddaughter Nora Oates [aged 9]

Oates, HiramRef 146-462
[1825-1887] Son of Joseph Oates.

He was a plasterer, then a bricklayer.

He and his brother, George, and their families, moved to live in Hull.

He was involved in the construction of Hull Royal Infirmary.

He died in Cottingham

Oates, HollandRef 146-464
[1868-1919] He was a picture framer [1911] / painter.

He married Alice [1872-19??] from Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Children:

  1. John Holland
  2. Alfred Reginald [b 1903]
  3. Harry Esley [b 1910]

The family lived at

Oates, IsaacRef 146-262
[1610-1642] Son of James Oates by his first marriage.

He married Susan Drake from Shibden.

Children:

  1. Esther

Oates, JamesRef 146-53

Oates, JamesRef 146-143
[1657-1695] Son and heir of James Oates by his second marriage.

He married Susannah Murgatroyd.


Susannah was the daughter of James Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Phoebe who died unmarried
  2. Susan who married John Dearden
  3. Frances
  4. Sarah who died in infancy

He lived at Marsh Hall, Northowram and at Murgatroyd.

He attempted to claim all the Murgatroyd properties, but the Probate Court prevented that, the legal heir being John Murgatroyd of Newlands

Oates, JamesRef 146-455
[1790-1834] He was an iron founder / brass and iron founder at Dean Clough [1829] / at Cross Hills Iron Foundry, Halifax.

On 3rd December 1805, he married Hannah Holroyd [1786-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. John
  3. Sarah Ann [1813-1895] who married Samuel Walker
  4. Henry
  5. James Holroyd
  6. Elizabeth [5th February 1818-23rd April 1876] who married John Holt
  7. (possibly) Hannah [b 1820]
  8. Maria Antoinetta [b 1825] who married William Henry Thompson

The family lived at Crib Lane, Halifax.

James died 5th August 1835

Oates, JamesRef 146-57
[1855-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a cart driver [1891] / publican at the Broad Oak, Hove Edge [1906, 1911].

In [Q2] 1877, he married Sarah Ann Mallison in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1880] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]

They lived at Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1891].

In [Q4] 1919, a James Oates (aged 65) died in Halifax.

In 1919, Lydia Oates was landlady at the Broad Oak


Question: Does anyone know if / how Lydia & James are related?

 

Oates, JamesRef 146-24
[1857-1???] Son of James Holroyd Oates.

He was a card maker [1881] / a coal dealer (employer) [1891] / a commercial clerk [1900] / living on own means [1901] / a yarn merchant of Swire's Cottage, Halifax [1904] / a woollen yarn merchant (own account) [1911].

In 1879, he married (1) Alice Annie Robinson in Halifax.


Alice Annie was the daughter of Robert Robinson
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1879] who was a mechanic (machine tool maker) [1901]
  2. Fred [b 1882]
  3. Walter
  4. Doris [b 1896] who was a designer copyist for carpet manufacturer [1911]
  5. Phyllis [b 1902]

Alice Annie died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 40).

In 1904, James married (2) Maria Kitchenman [1870-19??] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Maria, of 46 Rochdale Road, Halifax, daughter of James Kitchenman, butcher
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 28 Savile Park Street, Skircoat [1891]
  • 6 Mayfield Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • Holme Royde, Lightcliffe [1911]

Oates, James DanielRef 146-424
[1833-1908] Son of Matthew Oates.

Architect

Oates, James EdgarRef 146-288
[1864-19??] Son of John Oates.

He was pupil-teacher in elementary school [1881] / assessor of rates [1891] / local assessor of taxes [1901] / Overseer at Prospect House, Southowram [1905] / incorporated insurance broker and estate agent at 10 Harrison Road, Halifax [1919].

In 1896, he married Emily Mallinson [1865-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Law Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • Prospect Row, Southowram (Withinfields/Law Lane area) [1881]
  • Prospect House, Southowram [1891]

Oates, James HolroydRef 146-1610
[1823-1900] Son of James Oates.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1850] / a book keeper to stuff merchants [1851].

Later he decides to join up with brother Henry to form Oates & Company. In 1869, he left the partnership, and is recorded as a retired leather merchant [1871, 1881].

In 1850, he married Jane Johnson [1822-1???] at All Hallows' Church, Bardsey.


Jane, a servant of Bardsey, was born in Wetherby, the daughter of Samuel Johnson, stone merchant
 

Children:

  1. Eliza Ann [b 1854] who married Albert Eastwood
  2. Hannah / Ann [b 1856]
  3. James a card maker [1881], commercial clerk [1900]
  4. Sam [b 1860] who was a van driver [1900]

They lived at

  • 21 Hope Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 61 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Little Binns, Southowram [1881]
  • 61 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1900]

James Holroyd died in Halifax [30th January 1900] (aged 76).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,242

to children Eliza Ann Eastwood, James Oates, & Sam Oates

Oates, JoanRef 146-153

Oates, JobRef 146-28
[1795-1874]

He married Mary [1797-1869].

Mary died 7th April 1869 (aged 72).

Job died 19th August 1874 (aged 79).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2689] with brother-in-law John Dearden

Oates, JoeRef 146-496
[1850-1911] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born 22nd May 1850.

He was a quarryman [1881] / a stone delver [1891] / a farmer/quarry owner (own account) [1901] / partner in Joe Oates & Sons / (possibly) a partner in Oates & Taylor.

In 1872, he married Grace Cockroft [1846-1936].


Grace was born 18th January 1846
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1873]
  2. George H. [b 1875]
  3. Gertrude [b 1877] who married Green Hill
  4. Charles
  5. Ernest [17th October 1880-22nd November 1893]
  6. Edwin

They lived at

He died in an accident at his quarry.

On 21st January 1911, the inquest was reported in a local paper


Joe Oates (60) Quarry Owner of The Royd, Southowram was killed in his own quarry.

Joe Oates was described at the inquest as a Master Quarryman.

The quarry which adjoined his house was a small one, owned by him and worked by himself, 3 sons and 2 labourers.

The death occurred due to a fall of shale whilst they were trying to work a bed of stone. Mr Oates was buried under 3 feet of shale and had a broken back and two broken legs.

HM Factory Inspector said that this was one of the worst cases he had known from personal risk and for the sake of the living it was time that the regulations for those working in such places were more strictly observed

 

Grace died 4th May 1936.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-F18]

Oates, JohnRef 146-42
[1???-18??] He was a tenant at Pump Farm, Southowram in the time of Anne Lister,

In her journals, Anne Lister tells how he was

a self-taught optician and amateur scientist and made mathematical and optical instruments

Oates, JohnRef 146-423
[1759-1818] Son of Matthew Oates.

He inherited his father's stone quarries, and became a quarry owner, and lime and stone merchant at Salterhebble.

He was listed as a slate-merchant at Salterhebble [1809].

He married 1 Mary Fielden/Fielding [1749-1791].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Mary died 6th April 1791 (aged 42).

In 1792, he married (2) Ann Stubbs [1769-1826] at Pannal.

Children:

  1. Mary who died 3rd February 1794 (aged 18 months) 
  2. John
  3. Matthew
  4. Nancy who died 10th February 1798 (aged 3 years 5 months) 
  5. Jane who died 29th April 1800 (aged 3 years 6 months) 
  6. William who died 21st January 1800 (aged 7 months) 
  7. Eliza who died 2nd July 1801 (aged 9 weeks) 
  8. Alexander who died 18th May 1805 (aged 3 weeks) 
  9. Ann died 30th July 1822 (aged 15 years 7 months) 
  10. Charles [1815-1898] who was a chemist and druggist at Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield [1838-1890]
  11. Mary who died 11th February 1819 (aged 2 years 8 months), & was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with John Shepherd
  12. child
  13. child
  14. child

John died 3rd December 1818 (aged 59).

Ann died 27th February 1826 (aged 57).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with the parents & the children in adjacent graves

Oates, JohnRef 146-107
[1793-1831] Son of John Oates.

Born in Salterhebble.

He may have trained in Manchester. He became an architect and did much work on churches.

In 1819, he went into partnership with Thomas Pickersgill and his brother Matthew Oates as Oates, Pickersgill & Oates.

One of Oates's pupils – Joseph Aloysius Hansom – patented the Hansom Cab.

He was well-known for his Gothic style, and worked on several local buildings, including Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, New Rooms, Halifax, Rishworth Grammar School, St James's Church, Halifax, (possibly) Holy Trinity Church, Halifax, Sowerby Vicarage [1827], All Saints' Church, Paddock, St Paul's Church, Huddersfield, and Huddersfield Infirmary

On 1st January 1816, he married Mary Chapman [1796-1871] in Manchester.

Children:

  1. Ellen

The family lived at 7 Union street, Halifax [1822].

John died during a cholera epidemic.

After his death, his brother, Matthew Oates and Thomas Pickersgill completed his work – see Pickersgill & Oates.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Paddock, Huddersfield which he designed and built.

His epitaph reads:


Here lie the remains of John Oates of Springwood, Architect, who died May 16 1831 in the 37th year of his age. In private life he was a kind husband an affectionate father and a sincere friend. Under his superintendence the Infirmary and St Paul's Church, Huddersfield and this adjoining church were built
 

Mary was buried alongside her husband

Oates, JohnRef 146-8001
[1811-1885] Son of James Oates.

He joined his father and brother Richard in the iron foundry.

He never married.

In 1871, he was living with brother Richard and his wife Hannah at 31 North Parade, Halifax.

After Richard's death [1871], John continues to live at North Parade with his widowed sister-in-law Hannah.

He died 10th August 1885 [aged 74].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon with his brother Henry

There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon alongside the family of Henry Oates

Oates, JohnRef 146-3
[1819-1???] He was a mason [1871].

He married Elizabeth [1820-1???]


Elizabeth was a picker [1871]
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1841-1918] who married (1) William Crossley and (2) Abraham Parker

The family lived at Little Woodhouse, Rastrick [1871]

Oates, JohnRef 146-415
[1826-19??] He was collector of rates and taxes [1871] / Assistant Overseer at Prospect Row, Southowram [1881] / Assistant Overseer of the Poor [1891].

In 1852, he married Sarah Womersley [1832-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1856]
  2. James Edgar [b 1864]
  3. Emily Annie [1866-1937] who married John Farrar
  4. Louis John [b 1870] who was a bank cashier [1891]

The family lived at Prospect House, Southowram [1895]

Oates, John EdwinRef 146-4
[1820-1869] Son of Matthew Oates.

Architect. He was in partnership with his father, as Matthew Oates & Son, until 1850.

He designed the Freemasons' Hall, Halifax

Oates, John HenryRef 146-562
[1855-1921] Son of Henry Oates.

Born 12th November 1855.

He went into the leather business, like others in his family.

He was Treasurer for the United Methodists in Halifax [1913].

On 30th March 1880, he married Sarah Ann Hodgson at Hanover Chapel, Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Edwin Hodgson
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [1881-1923] who married James John Glendinning
  2. Henry
  3. Ryburne
  4. Annie [1887-1960] who married James Nicholl Bates
  5. Jane Milne [1888-1914] who married Arnold Lewin

They lived at Aysgarth, Skircoat Green [1913, 1921].

John Henry died at Aysgarth [10th March 1921].

Members of the family were buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave.

Oates, John HollandRef 146-235
[1901-1961] Of Lightcliffe.

Son of Holland Oates.

He was vice-chairman of Bulmer & Lumb (Holdings) Limited at Wibsey.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,564

Oates, John RichardRef 146-289
[1861-1928] Son of Alfred Oates.

He was a stone merchant (employer); [1901] / a quarry owner and stone merchant at Birks Royd Quarry, Southowram [1905].

On 7th July 1883, he married Emily Kershaw [1862-1922] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1884]
  2. Laura Ann [27nd November 1886-22nd March 1908]
  3. Benny [b 1887]
  4. Leonard [b 1891]

They lived at

  • Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1891]
  • Church Lane, Southowram [1901]
  • 22 Church Lane, Southowram [1908]
  • Inglewood, Hove Edge [1928]

Emily died 30th December 1922 (aged 60).

John Richard died 22nd September 1928 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A23]

Oates, JosephRef 146-463
[1792-1833] (Possibly) son of John Oates.

Architect and surveyor.

In 1815, he (possibly) married Martha Burley Farrar at Hartshead Church.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Hiram
  3. Fanny
  4. Olive [b 1834] who married [1851] Mark Coates

The family lived at Martin's Court, Halifax [1829].

He died 19th February 1833

Oates, JosephRef 146-22
[1795-1846] Of Southowram / Brighouse.

He died 12th April 1846 (aged 51).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B13]

Oates, JosephRef 146-392
[18??-18??] Stone merchant at Southowram [1874]

Oates, JosephRef 146-169
[1812-1886] He was a delver [1841] / a master delver employing 5 men [1851] / a stone merchant employing 8 men [1871].

On 25th December 1831, he married Izet Kitchen [1813-1897] in Halifax. In census returns and other sources, her name is written Izet, Iset, Isetta and Izetta.

Children:

  1. Thomas Hemingway [b 1832]
  2. Alfred
  3. Luke [b 1839] who married [1861] Elizabeth Dargue
  4. Henry
  5. James [b 1846]
  6. Ann [b 1847]
  7. Abraham [b 1848] who (possibly) married Emily Broomhead
  8. Joe
  9. John [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • Chapel & Brier, Southowram [1841]
  • Chapel (Chapel Lane?) Southowram [1851]
  • Hill Top, Southowram [1871, 1881]
  • Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1886, 1891]

Oates, JosephRef 146-535
[1821-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer [1861, 1871].

He married Eliza [1822-1???].

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1851]
  2. Herbert
  3. William [b 1856] who was a factory hand [1871]

The family lived at

  • 4 Causeway, Halifax [1861]
  • 5 Charles Street, Halifax [1871]

Oates, JosephRef 146-13
[1822-1872] He was landlord of the Friendly, Ovenden [1851].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 1 O 7]

Oates, JosephRef 146-15
[1850-1892] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler-maker.

In 1878, he married Jane Swain [1856-1903] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Halifax
 

They lived at 4 James Court, Range Bank, Halifax [1892]

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [8 7]

Oates, KennethRef 146-11
[1923-1944] Son of Lillian Maud & Richard Henry Oates of Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sick Berth Attendant with the Royal Navy aboard the shore station HMS Lanka, Ceylon.

He died 12th February 1944 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 87 1], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Oates, LukeRef 146-18
[1839-1906] Son of William Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone mason [1861, 1871, 1901].

On 28th July 1861, he married Elizabeth Dargue in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Samuel Dargue
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1862] who was a part-timer in a cotton factory [1871]
  2. William [1866-1922] who was a whitesmith [1901]
  3. Sarah [1868-19th March 1879] who was buried with her parents
  4. Alice [b 1872]
  5. Samuel [b 1877] who was a stone mason [1901]
  6. Ernest [1879-7th May 1882] who was buried with his parents
  7. Edgar [1882-1927] who was a stone mason [1901]
  8. Elizabeth [1885-1886]

The family lived at Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1871, 1901, 1906, 1912].

Luke died 24th July 1906 (aged 67).

Elizabeth died 30th April 1912 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K1D]

Oates, MatthewRef 146-446
[1737-1793] Son of Joseph Oates, a stone mason.

He had stone quarries at Southowram and started a stone delving business in 1787.

He married Nancy [1737-1790].

Children:

  1. John

The family lived at Ashday in Southowram.

Nancy died 14th April 1790 (aged 53).

Matthew died 23rd May 1793 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Oates, MatthewRef 146-108
[1796-1861] Son of John Oates and brother of John Oates.

He worked in his father's lime business [1814]. In 1822, he was running a boarding school at Wakefield.

Architect who worked with his brother and later practised in York with Thomas Pickersgill [1830]. Partner in Matthew Oates & Son [1850].

In 1814, he married Ann Hogg [1791-1876].


Ann came from Brotherton
 

Children:

  1. John Edwin
  2. James Daniel
  3. child
  4. child
  5. Ann [b 1823]

Matthew died 6th August 1861 (aged 65).

His widow, Ann, was elected to the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institution [1870].

She died 14th May 1876 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax.

See North Bridge, Halifax

Oates, NorrisRef 146-5
[1859-1???] Illegitimate son of Harriet Oates of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [28th February 1859]

Oates, PhoebeRef 146-248
[1654-1709] Daughter of James Oates of Lands Head, Northowram.

She married Thomas Holdsworth.

She died on 12th October 1709, 4 months after her husband at Ashday Hall, Southowram.

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

Oates, RichardRef 146-8100
[1806-1871] Son of James Oates.

He joined his father and brother John in the iron foundry.

He married Hannah.

They lived at 31 North Parade, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was his brother John.

After Richard's death, John continued to live at North Parade with his widowed sister-in-law

Oates, RichardRef 146-6
[1835-1890] Son of William Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone dresser [1851] / a mason of Northowram [1858] / a stone mason [1861, 1864] / a contractor [1871] / a builder & fire clay manufacturer [1881] / a brick and sanitary pipe maker [1890].

In 1858, he married (1) Ann Denham [1835-1861] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann, was born in Northowram, the daughter of Martha & James Denham, mason
 

Ann died 17th June 1861 (aged 27).

In 1864, he married (2) Maria Taylor [1832-1900] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Maria was born in Midgley, the daughter of James Taylor, spindle maker
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child who died young
  4. William
  5. Taylor [1868-7th November 1927] who was interred at Johannesburg, South Africa
  6. Herbert [b 1874] who was a clerk in brick works [1891]
  7. Lily Maria [1878-1975] who married Charles Edward Sutcliffe

They lived at

  • Spring Field, Range Bank, Halifax (with mother-in-law Martha Denham [b Rastrick 1796]) [1861]
  • 160 New Bank. Northowram [1871]
  • Horley Green Road, Northowram [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1871] were widowed mother-in-law Martha Taylor [b 1791] widowed sister-in-law Elizabeth Best [b 1826] (damask weaver)  & niece Jane Best [b 1854] (carpet setter).

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Best [b  1827] (living on own means).

Richard died 5th December 1890 (aged 55).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £13,401.

The will was proved by his widow, Maria & son William Oates.

Maria died 5th April 1900 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Oates, RonaldRef 146-10
[1914-1944] Son of Elizabeth & William Henry Oates of Halifax.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Amy Roberts in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 22nd Dragoons Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 21st August 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3A 89].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Oates, RyburneRef 146-7530
[1884-1934] Son of John Henry Oates.

He went into family leather business

He never married.

He died at Aysgarth, Skircoat Green.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave

Oates, SamuelRef 146-471
[1857-19??] Woollen yarn merchant Of Holme Royd, Lightcliffe [1911].

He married Maria [1870-19??].

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1890] – who became an architect
  2. Doris [b 1896]
  3. Phyllis [b 1902]

Oates, Samuel JohnsonRef 146-502
[1???-1???] He married Annie.

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1887]

See William Hartley Richardson

Oates, SimonRef 146-19
[1916-1???] Illegitimate son of Hannah Oates of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [3rd March 1916]

Oates, SquireRef 146-9
[1909-1944]

In [Q3] 1936, he married Eva Audley in Halifax.

They lived at 9 Clog Sole Road Slead Syke, Brighouse.

During World War II, he was Municipal Borough Fireman, N.F.S. in Stockton-on-Tees,

He was injured at Stockton-on-Tees [15th May 1944].

He died at Stockton & Thornaby Hospital [17th May 1944] (aged 35)  (Civilian Civilian War Dead) 

Oates, ThomasRef 146-540
[13??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1399, 1407, 1410, 1429]

Oates, ThomasRef 146-223
[16??-16??] He lived at Ox Heys Farm, Shelf.

He married a daughter of James Brooksbank

Oates, ThomasRef 146-20
[1811-1???] Illegitimate son of Hannah Oates.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1st December 1811]

Oates, ThomasRef 146-545
[1833-1???] In 1871, he was a stone merchant living as a boarder at Royd, Southowram.

Also at Royd in 1871, was Mary Griffin [1841-1???] who was said to be

kept by Thomas Oates

and is listed with 6 children, one of whom was Oates Griffin. In 1881, Mary and children were at 64 New Street, Southowram.

Thomas was a widower, stone quarryman [1901]

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1866] who was a stone quarryman [1901]

The family lived at Clough Head, Southowram [1901]

Oates, Thomas SutcliffeRef 146-21
[1812-1???] Illegitimate son of Hannah Oates.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [20th May 1812]

Oates, WalterRef 146-17
[1889-1918] MC.

Son of James Oates.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1906] / an architect [1911] / employed by Norman Culley of Huddersfield / worked in Bradford & Carlisle / employed by Jackson & Fox / active in the design of the Halifax Courier Building.

In 1915, he married Julia C. Bell in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son

They lived at Bayswater Terrace, Halifax [1918].

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private, later as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 218th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [3rd November 1918] (aged 29).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd November 1918].

He was buried at Ors British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 35], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

He was awarded the Military Cross (posthumously) for


crossing the St Quentin Canal [4th October 1918]
 

Oates, Walter HolroydRef 146-560
[1851-1911] Eldest son of Henry Oates.

Born 7th December 1850.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [23rd January 1851].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1864].

He took over the family leather business.

On 14th July 1905, he married Florence Nightingale Gascoigne [1857-19??] in Knaresborough.


Florence Nightingale [née King] was the widow of of Thomas John Gascoigne.

She had a son Tom Gascoigne [b 1884] by her previous marriage.

She was a hotel proprietor in Harrogate

 

He died at 111 Franklin Road, Harrogate [25th April 1911].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [27th April 1911]

Oates, WilliamRef 146-152

Oates, WilliamRef 146-439
[1808-1874] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone dresser [1828] / a stone dresser at Brookfoot [1871].

On 15th December 1828, he married (1) Mary Bottomley [1811-1852] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Job [1833-1883] who married [Halifax 1853] Emma Wales
  2. Patience [1836-1873] who married [Dewsbury 1860] Thomas Stott
  3. Luke
  4. Grace [b 1843] who married Charles Sykes

Mary died at Brookfoot [13th April 1852] (aged 40).

On 2nd May 1853, he married (2) Hannah in Halifax.


Hannah, from Bradford, was the widow of Mr Barraclough.

Her daughter Emma married Jabez Smith

 

They lived at Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1871].

In 1871, his daughter Grace and family were living with them.

William died in Southowram [7th March 1874] (aged 66).

He & Mary were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-R8]

Hannah died at 8 Halifax Road, Brighouse [28th June 1886].

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-M10]

Oates, WilliamRef 146-25
[1811-18??] He was a delver in Southowram [1831] / a delver [1841].

On 10th July 1831, he married Jane Brier.


Jane came from Southowram.

She was widowed & a weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Nancy [b 1832] who was a weaver [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1833]
  3. Richard
  4. Hannah [b 1839]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1842]
  6. Emma [b 1847]

They lived at

  • Cromwell Bottom, Southowram [1841]
  • 1 Squire Cottage, Range Bank, Halifax [1851]
William died between 1846 & 1851

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Oates, WilliamRef 146-364
[1865-1922] Son of Richard Oates.

He was a brick and pipe maker [1890] / a partner in Farman & Oates and Oates & Green Limited.

They lived at Spring Head, Stump Cross [1905]

Oates, WilliamRef 146-132
[1866-1941] Of Quarry House, Northowram.

He died at Chester.

He was buried at Coley Church

 

 

Oates surnameRef 146-1
Another form of the surname is Otes

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

The name is recorded in Northowram Poll Tax returns of 1379. Richard Oates is recorded in 1695

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Oates, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Oates

Marriages 1578, 1864, 1907, 1915; Death 1899

 




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