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Pinder, AdenRef 439-897
[1853-1918] Son of Joseph Pinder, warehouseman.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a twister of Ovenden [1874] / a worsted twister [1881] / a warp twister [1891] / a woollen twister [1901].

On 16th February 1874, he married Elizabeth Monk [1854-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth, of Halifax, was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the daughter of James Monk, mason


  1. Lewis [b 1875] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a loom  tuner woollen [1901]
  2. James [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a  labourer in spindle mill [1901]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1881] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a  coating weaver [1901]
  4. Tom
  5. Percy [b 1888] who was a grocer's apprentice [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 4 Robert Street, Ovenden [1881]
  • 26 Woodville Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 41 South Darley Street, Halifax [1901]

Pinder, AllenRef 439-913
[1862-19??] Landlord of the Football, Brighouse [1898].

He married Mary [b 1863] from Staffordshire.


  1. Harry Wright [b 1884]
  2. Thomas Wright [b 1894]
  3. John Ernest [b 1896]
  4. Clara Pinder [b 1899]
  5. Allan Pinder [b 1900]

Pinder, Mrs AnnRef 439-5
[1822-1875] Born in Northowram [4th October 1822].

Ann is recorded as married [1851-1871], but no marriage has yet been found

She was a worsted power loom weaver [1851] / housekeeper (for William Hirst) [1861] / servant (for William Hirst) [1871].

She lived at

  • Back Church Street, Halifax (a visitor of William Hirst)   [1851]
  • Beaumont Town, Halifax (with William Hirst) [1861]
  • 7 Milton Terrace, Halifax (with William Hirst) [1871]

Ann died 5th January 1875 (aged 52).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1665] with Edith Mary Routh

Pinder, BenjaminRef 439-938
[1???-18??] On 21st September 1833, he was attacked and robbed in Halifax by Samuel Asquith and John Mellor.

The 2 men were found guilty of highway robbery and stealing money and were sentenced to be transported for 7 years

The Yorkshire Gazette [Saturday 5th October 1833] reported the story

Highway Robbery

On Tuesday night, as Benjamin Pinder was returning from Halifax to Brighouse, a young man fell in company with him on Southowram Bank Top, with whom he walked to Brookfoot, when the companion stopped upon some pretext, and Mr Pinder walked on. He was, however, soon overtaken by three men, who seized him and threw him on his back, and with other acts of violence tore away his pockets. Mr Pinder struggled hard though his hands were held, and was quite sure of having marked one or more of his assailants.

This, and other circumstances, led to the apprehension of a man named Mellor, living in Halifax, who on Monday was examined before Christopher Rawson, and fully committed to Wakefield House of Correction.

Another man name of Samuel Asquith was apprehended on Wednesday and committed


Pinder, BenjaminRef 439-81
[1793-1878] He was a weaver.

He (possibly) married Mary Wilson.


  1. (possibly) William Wilson [1823-1891] who was a time keeper

Benjamin died 13th June 1878 (aged 85).

Mary died 10th June 1884 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 60] with an unidentified Phyllis Greenwood [1909-1926]

Pinder, ClementRef 439-98
[1879-19??] Son of Henry Pinder, carpenter, of Halifax.

He was a butcher of Skipton [1906].

In 1906, he married Annie Storer at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Annie was the daughter of
William Jessop Storer

In 1911 Annie was living with her father in Sowerby Bridge. Clement was in lodgings at Leeds

Pinder, EzraRef 439-68
[1841-1916] Son of Samuel Pinder.

Born in Coley.

He was a pupil at John Crowther's School / a hosier [1871] / a draper [1881] / a clothier [1891] / a member of the Halifax Board of Guardians for South-east Ward / a Halifax town councillor / an Alderman [1910].

In 1870, he established Pinders Outfitters.

He had an illegitimate son – Fred Booth – by Emma Booth

In [Q2] 1867, he married Elizabeth Cooper [1841-1924] in Bradford.

Elizabeth was born in Bradford


  1. Robert Herbert [b 1868] who was a clothier's assistant  [1891, 1901]
  2. Henry / Harry
  3. Ernest [b 1872] who was a clothier's assistant [1891]
  4. Arthur [b 1873] who died aged 8 months
  5. Charles [b 1875] who was a shoemaker's apprentice [1891]
  6. Frank [b 1878] who was a draper's assistant [1930]

A granddaughter Eileen Pinder married Clifford Charles Backhouse.

They lived at

  • 57 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 20 Clifton Road, Skircoat [1891]
  • 50 Heath Crescent, Free School Lane, Halifax [1901, 1905,  1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was visitor Eli Platts [b 1874] (hosier's apprentice).

Ezra died 4th March 1916 (aged 74).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £23,195 9/6d.

Probate was granted to his sons Harry and Robert Herbert.

He & his wife were buried at Halifax Parish Church

See Joe Shaw

Pinder, FrancisRef 439-491
[1786-1873] Aka Frank.

Born in Barkisland

He was a wool comber [1841, 1861] / a former woolcomber [1871].

On 3rd November 1811, he married Maria Radcliffe [1785-186?] at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Maria was born in Barkisland


  1. Hannah [b 1816] who was a weaver [1841]
  2. Samuel
  3. John
  4. Mary [b 1824]

The family lived at

  • Dob Royd, Barkisland / Woodroyd (Barsey) Ripponden [1841]
  • Village, Barkisland [1861, 1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was granddaughter Sophia Wardle [b  1844].

Maria died in 1861 or 1864.

Frank died in 1873 (aged 86) 

Pinder, FrankRef 439-4
[1862-1885] Son of John Pinder.

There are records of the death of a Private Frank Pinder who was born at Barkisland, Halifax, died October 1885 and is buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Eastleigh Borough, Hampshire

Pinder, HarryRef 439-2
[1870-19??] Or Henry.

Son of Ezra Pinder.

He was a tailor's cutter [1891, 1901] / in business as Harry Pinder at Palatine Buildings, Halifax [1924].

Pinder, HerbertRef 439-1162
[1852-1895] Son of John Pinder.

He was a cotton mill hand (living with his grandmother Mary Bottomley & her family at Stone Stile, Barkisland) [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881] / innkeeper of the Rose & Crown, Greetland [1891] / innkeeper of the Siddal Place Hotel, Halifax [1894].

In 1880, he married Ellen Buckley [1856-1927] in Halifax.

Ellen was born in Stainland


  1. Eliza [1882-1917] who married Albert Oates

The family lived at

  • Huntress Buildings, Wakefield Road, Skircoat [1881]
  • Well Head, Elland [1891]
  • Siddal Place Hotel [1894]

Herbert died at the Siddal Place Hotel [25th January 1895].

After Herbert's death, Ellen took over at the Siddal Place Hotel [1895].

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Ellen died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [9th February 1927].

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 41-D]

Pinder, HermanRef 439-1052
[1891-19??] Brighouse jeweller.

He had a shop in Bethel Street, Brighouse [1940s].

He sold the business in the 1950s.

In 1918, he married Frances L. Brooke in Dewsbury.


  1. Gordon who went to work in South Africa for a time

They lived at Anvil Street, Brighouse

Pinder, JohnRef 439-3
[1822-1891] Son of Frank Pinder.

He was a wool comber [1841] / a comber of Barkisland [1843] / a woolcomber [1851] / a labourer of Barkisland [1859] / an agricultural labourer [1861] / a general labourer [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881].

On 27th February 1843, he married (1) Elizabeth Bottomley.

Elizabeth, of Barkisland, was born 13th February 1824, the daughter of Joseph Bottomley


  1. Joseph [1844-2nd June 1861]
  2. Hannah Maria / Anna Maria [1846-17th July 1861]  
  3. William Henry [1848-28th June 1865]
  4. Herbert

The children () were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 131] with their mother.

Elizabeth died 28th July 1854, and was buried at Christ Churchyard, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 131]

On 30th January 1859, he married (2) Fanny [1828-1???].

Fanny / Frances, of Barkisland, was the daughter of John Gledhill, weaver, and the widow of John Ellis


  1. Elizabeth [b 1860] who had 2 children (fathers unknown)   before she married Aquilla Foster
  2. Frank

They lived at Newhouse Hill, Barkisland [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891].

Living with them [in 1861] were Fanny's children from her first marriage: Mary, Wellington and Sarah Ellis.

Still living with them [in 1871] were Wellington Ellis & Sarah Ellis [b 1855]

Still living with them [in 1881] was Wellington Ellis.

John died 2nd June 1891 (aged 69).

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 283] [5th June 1891]

Pinder, JosephRef 439-644
[1814-1???] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Pinder of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [22nd May 1814]

Pinder, JosephRef 439-649
[1836-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Pinder of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [10th March 1836]

Pinder, JoshuaRef 439-1030
[1832-1???] Son of Susan & William Pinder, card maker, of Top o' Common, Birstall [1841].

Born in Hightown.

Baptised at Scholes [3rd October 1830]

He was a tenter [1858] / a card setting tenter [1861] / a general broker [1871].

In 1858, he married Ann Bentley.

Ann was the daughter of
Jeremiah Bentley


  1. Jonathan Hall @wm [1888] Rhoda Prentis

They lived at Cleckheaton [1871]

Pinder, LeviRef 439-6
[1831-1911] Son of John Pinder, weaver.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was an overlooker [1856] / a cotton power loom overlooker [1861] / a worsted spinner overlooker [1871] / a worsted weaving overlooker [1881, 1901].

On 10th May 1856, he married Ada Halstead [1836-1909] in Halifax.

Ada was born at Oaks, Erringden, the daughter of
Robert Halstead


  1. Fred [b 1857] who was a factory hand [1871], an  unemployed joiner [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1860] who was a factory hand [1871], a worsted  weaver [1881]
  3. Phoebe Ann [b 1866]
  4. Harry [b 1869] who was a bobbin capper worsted mill [1881]
  5. Ada [b 1878] who was a draper's assistant [1901]

The family lived at

  • Mytholmroyd [1861]
  • Smithey, Haworth [1871]
  • 6 Murray Street, Bradford [1881]
  • 72 Thorpe Street, Bradford [1901]

Ada died in Bradford [Q1 1909]

Pinder, SamuelRef 439-641
[1807-1884] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a woolcomber [1832].

In 1832, he married Mary Ann Lee [1811-1885] in Halifax.

Mary Ann was born in Hipperholme


  1. Martha [1833-1888] who never married
  2. Harriet [b 1835]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1837]
  4. Esther [b 1839]
  5. Ezra
  6. Jane Elizabeth [1847-1936] who never married

The couple died in Coley: Samuel [7th April 1884]; Mary Ann [6th April 1885].

They were buried at Coley Church

Pinder, SamuelRef 439-480
[1819-1890] Son of Frank Pinder.

Born in Stainland.

He was a wool comber [1841] / a shopkeeper [1851] / a grocer [1871] / a farmer of 23 acres employing 1 labourer [1881].

He married Mary [1816-1882].

Mary was born in Scammonden / Stainland

They lived at

  • Barkisland [1851]
  • Village, Barkisland [1871, 1881]

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Harriet Shaw [b 1842].

Living with them [in 1871] was nephew Samuel Wardle [b 1856] (assistant).

Mary died 20th June 1882 (aged 66).

Samuel died 5th August 1890 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/212] with nephew Samuel Wardle & his wife

Pinder, Samuel EdwinRef 439-720
[1882-1918] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Pinder.

Elizabeth married
Aquilla Foster [1886]

He married Elizabeth.

They lived at Pendleton, Salford, Manchester.

During World War I, he and his half-brother Selwyn Foster were living in, and enlisted in, Pendleton, Salford and served as a Private with the 21st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 4th October 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9]

His half-brothers Selwyn & Pliny Foster also died in the War

Pinder, SquireRef 439-1077
[1826-1885] He was a general dealer.

He lived at 3 Ring O' Bells Yard, Halifax.

In [Q4] 1847, he married Mary Galloway / Lynch [1827-1884] in Halifax.


  1. Maria [1860-1864]
  2. John [1865-1879]

He died 18th May 1885 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 97 C]

Pinder, ThomasRef 439-272
[1848-1909] Born 21st December 1848.

He was a manager [1896].

In [Q4] 1870, he married Zipporah Whiteley [1850-1929] in Halifax.

Zipporah was born 16th January 1850


  1. Thomas Willie [1871-1872]
  2. Edith Annie [1874-19??] who married Edgar Mitchell
  3. Ethel May [1886-1933]
  4. Cyril Ernest [1887-1888]
  5. Winifred Mabel [1894-1894]

Thomas died 30th September 1909.

Zipporah died 17th December 1929.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Pinder, Thomas EdwardRef 439-1130
[1864-1939] Son of William Pinder.

He was a card stamper [1888].

He married Ellen [1863-1946].


  1. William Edward who died 23rd November 1888 (aged 7 months) 

Thomas Edward died 29th July 1939 (aged 75).

Ellen died 7th September 1946 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1069] with Thomas's parents.

Ellen & son William Edward do not appear on the headstone

Pinder, TomRef 439-875
[1884-1917] Son of Aden Pinder.

Born in Mixenden.

He was a member of St George's Church, Lee Mount & Boys' Brigade / a carpet creeler (weaving) [1901] / a carpet weaver [1910, 1911] / employed by Crossley's / a Territorial & a bandsman.

On 22nd August 1910, he married Emily Moses [1886-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emily, of South Darley Street, Halifax, was born in Midgley, the daughter of Leonard Moses, weaver

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 19 Shroggs View Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax
  • 41 Cobden Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914] and served as a Corporal with B Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shellfire [16th March 1917] (aged 33).

The Halifax Courier [31st March 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France [Grave Ref IV C 35].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Pinder, WilliamRef 439-39
[1809-1866] Born in Brighouse.

He was a blacksmith [1831].

On 27th January 1831, he married Ellen Riley [1815-1868] in Halifax.

Ellen was born in Brighouse


  1. Anna Maria [1832-1851]
  2. Martha Ann [1838-1839]
  3. Mary [b 1840]
  4. Emma [1842-1864] who was buried with her parents
  5. Eleanor [1842-1842]
  6. George William [1844-1845]
  7. Thomas [1846-1868] who was buried with his parents
  8. Sarah Ann [b 1848]
  9. Alfred [1850-1851]
  10. Hannah Eliza [b 1853]

William died 14th February 1866 (aged 57).

Ellen died 27th May 1868 (aged 53).

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: U72].

The children () were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: P45]

Pinder, WilliamRef 439-1136
[1830-1902] Of Halifax.

He was a manager [1902].

He married Hannah [1833-1897].

Child: Thomas Edward

Hannah died 5th August 1897 (aged 64).

William died 8th March 1902 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1069]


Pinder surnameRef 439-1
An occupational surname derived from the pinder.

Richard le Pynder is recorded in 1219

There are 27 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Pinder, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Pinder

Marriages 1906, 1907, 1912, 1919; Deaths 1835, 1899


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