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Parker, MrRef 222-1221
[1???-18??] He was in partnership with Cornelius Redman, Reuben Calvert and Mr Balme in Stead Street, Halifax

Parker, AbrahamRef 222-1095
[1840-1920] Son of David Parker, weaver.

Born in Leeds.

He was a dyer of Rastrick [1872] / a wire drawer [1881, 1891, 1901] / a thick wire drawer [1911].

In 1872, he married Ellen at Elland Parish Church.

Ellen was the daughter of
John Oates and widow of William Crossley


  1. Henry [b 1874] who was a general labourer [1891]
  2. Edith Annie [1877-1960] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a cotton twiner piecer [1901] & married Edward Lemm
  3. Ethel [b 1879] who was a cotton carder [1891], a silk spreader [1901]
  4. John Fredrick
  5. Eleanor [1882-1884]

The family lived at

  • Blackburn Buildings, Clifton [1881]
  • Clifton Common, Clifton [1891, 1901]
  • 38 Police Street, Brighouse [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] 1901 was grandson John Henry Wogan.

Ellen died 6th July 1918 (aged 77).

Abraham died 20th July 1920 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery along with their grandson John Henry Wogan and also craftsman Fred Lemm [1914-1942]

Parker, AmbroseRef 222-4
[1877-1917] Son of John Parker.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a silk warehouseman.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [24th April 1917] (aged 40).

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref IV A 26]

Parker, BertramRef 222-188
[18??-1957] One of Britain's leading chrysanthemum experts

Parker, CharlesRef 222-78
[18??-19??] Councillor for Halifax Northowram ward [1894]

Parker, DanielRef 222-6590
[1841-19??] Born in Brimington, Derbyshire.

Between 1891 and 1901, the family moved to Sowerby Bridge.

He was a coal & carbon merchant [1901] / a carbon merchant [1911].

He was a lanternist, and gave many presentations in and around Sowerby Bridge.

He married (1) Anne [1852-1905] from Marlpool, Derbyshire.

A (possible) marriage between Daniel Parker and Anne Butler is recorded at Belper [Q3 1873]


  1. Dora [b 1877] who was a telephone operator [1901]
  2. Arthur [b 1881] who was a piano maker [1901]
  3. Kate [b 1883] who was a tailor's finisher [1901]
  4. Florrie [b 1886] who was a milliner [1901]

In 1907, he married (2) Ellen Emma Wells [1867-19??] from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 19 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • North Lea, Lightcliffe, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were widowed mother-in-law Ellen Wells [aged 74], and sister-in-law Annie Marie Wells [aged 35] (milliner and dressmaker) 

Parker, DavidRef 222-15
[1889-1919] Son of Ellen & William Parker.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Annie Louisa Briggs in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 8 Akroyd Terrace, King Cross
  • 38 Undercliffe Terrace, King Cross

During World War I, he served as an Air Mechanic 3rd Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died at home of influenza [8th March 1919] (aged 30).

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [Grave Ref: F 6]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parker, Edmund ShuttleworthRef 222-760
[1897-1915] Son of Robert Parker.

He was a member of Southowram Wesleyan Chapel / an errand boy [1911] / employed by a Huddersfield firm of contractors.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914] at the age of 17, and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to the Front [July 1915].

He died following a German gas attack [19th December 1915] (aged 18).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [15th January 1916].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II D 21A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Parker, EdwardRef 222-3630
[1602-1667] Of Brownsholme, Yorkshire. Third son of Thomas Parker.

On 28th January 1629, he married Mary, daughter of Richard Sunderland.


  1. Edward [b 1636] who, in 1643 at the age of 7, was taken prisoner in the Civil War and was taken to the garrison at Thornton
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. daughter

Parker, FelixRef 222-5
[1884-1918] Son of Elizabeth & Thomas Parker of Bedingfield, Suffolk.

Born in Sheffield.

He worked in the printing shed of Crossley's.

In 1905, he married Kate Booth in Halifax.

Kate was born in Halifax


  1. Harry [1907-1985]

The family lived at

  • 9 Harelock Street, Horley Green, Halifax [1911]
  • 46 Cain Lane, Southowram
  • 22 Stone Street, Caddy Field, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shellfire whilst acting as a stretcher bearer [3rd May 1918].

He was buried at Gonnehem British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref C 4].

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

Parker, FrancisRef 222-910
[1888-1916] Known as Frank.

Son of Elizabeth & Henry Parker of 8 Thomas Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

He was an altar boy & choir member at St Patrick's Catholic Church, West Vale / employed by J. Sykes Brothers Limited, Acre Mills, Lindley.

In June 1916, he married Ellen Agnes Connelly.

They lived at Providence Hill, Stainland.

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

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 28).

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [Grave Ref IV C 1]

Parker, FrankRef 222-16
[18??-191?] He was educated at Todmorden Council School.

He lived at 153 Knowlwood Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Harley Wood

Parker, GeorgeRef 222-12
[1894-1916] Son of Richard Parker.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He went to Canada with his parents & siblings.

He was a clerk in a solicitor's office in Calgary.

During World War I, he served as a Private / Trooper with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion.

He was accidentally killed [5th December 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans, France [Grave Ref I H 9]

Parker, George ListerRef 222-1253
[1833-1???] Son of William Parker.

He was a worsted pattern card setter [1851] / a commercial clerk [1861]

In 1857, he married Maria Longbottom [1839-1???] in Halifax.


  1. Lucy Ellen [b 1859]
  2. William Henry [b 1860]

The family lived at Woodland Terrace, Northowram [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was George Lister's mother Lucy

Parker, George VernonRef 222-604
[1884-1969] Son of Henry Parker.

Born in Hipperholme [8th February 1884].

He was a chemical manure manufacturer [1906].

On 15th February 1906, he married Harriet Jane Grigg [1882-1960] in Hammersmith.

Harriet was born in St Peter's Port, Guernsey


  1. Guy Vernon [1908-1988]
  2. Phyllis Irene [1909-1981]
  3. Gordon D. [1914-1997]

Harriet died in Gravesend [20th August 1960].

George died in Folkestone in 1969

Parker, H.Ref 222-6
[1889-1918] Son of Hannah Mary & Joseph Parker of Hunsworth.

He married Lilian Jane.

They lived at 283 Queens Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 10th October 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref I E 24]

Parker, HarryRef 222-52
[1892-19??] Son of William Parker.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an assistant overlooker carpet works [1911].

He lived with his parents at 11 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901] / Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1907] / 15 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

He was injured – crushed fingers and scalp wound – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, and was detained at Halifax Infirmary

Parker, HenryRef 222-573
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Wadsworth [1835]

Parker, HenryRef 222-597
[1815-1???] Born in Wadsworth.

He was an innkeeper [1851].

Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?


Around 1846, he married Mary [1825-1???].

Mary was born in Wadsworth


  1. George [b 1846]

The family lived at Underbank, Stansfield [1851]

Parker, HenryRef 222-557
[1851-1923] Born in Halifax.

He was a designer [1873].

On 19th February 1873, he married Sarah Goodyear in Halifax

Sarah was the daughter of
John Goodyear


  1. Margaret Lillian Goodyear [1874-1960] who was a typist [1911] and never married
  2. Sarah Alethea [1876-1924] who was a matron in Rawtenstall [1911] and never married
  3. Norman Staley [1878] who died in infancy
  4. Wilfred Egerton
  5. George Vernon

The children were baptised at St Thomas's Church, Claremount

Parker, HenryRef 222-20
[1854-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Parker of Northowram Green.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [26th February 1854]

Parker, HirateRef 222-1107
[1860-1???] Born in Grimsby. He was a Draper.

On 15th September 1892, he married Mary Amelia, daughter of Christopher Tate Rhodes, at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Parker, J.Ref 222-850
[18??-19??] Councillor.

He stood unsuccessfully as the Labour candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1900]

Parker, JamesRef 222-13
[18??-19??] He lived at Firth House, Barkisland [1919]

See James Jackson

Parker, Rev JamesRef 222-363
[18??-19??] MA.

He came from Salendine Nook. Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [Autumn 1871]. In 1892, he moved to Ilford

Parker, JamesRef 222-176
[1863-1948] CH.

Born in Louth.

He came to Halifax as a navvy and worked on the construction of Commercial Street.

He was an electrical engineer / a Councillor for Halifax / the first Labour MP for Halifax [1906] / Secretary of the Halifax Independent Labour Party [15th February 1909].

He was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough on 9th May 1919

He married Clara [1866-1933].

Clara died 13th April 1933 (aged 67).

James died 11th February 1948 (aged 84).

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Parker, JimRef 222-9
[1891-1918] Son of Betsy & William Parker of 8 Savile Road, Elland.

Born in Elland.

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

He died 11th October 1918.

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France [Sp Mem A 9].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Parker, JohnRef 222-121
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. In 1667, he issued tradesmen's tokens bearing the Drapers' arms

Parker, JohnRef 222-31
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1786]

Parker, JohnRef 222-21
[1719-1???] Of Stansfield. One of the coiners.

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

JOHN PARKER, late of Shackleton, in Stansfield, Stuff Maker, aged about Fifty, and about Five Feet ten Inches high, is a thin Man, wears his own Hair, which is of a saddish Flaxen Colour, and a little bushy; he is thinnish visaged, and has remarkable thick Lips, wears an old blue Coat and Waistcoat, and is shabbily dressed

Parker, Rev JohnRef 222-598
[1725-1793] Born in Barnoldswick. He was Minister at Wainsgate Chapel [1790-1792]. He published some moral and religious verses. He died at Wainsgate.

He was buried at Barnoldswick.

Dr John Fawcett wrote a sketch of his life and character [1794]

Parker, JohnRef 222-635
[18??-19??] Quarry owner at Delph End Quarry, Pecket Well [1905]

Parker, JohnRef 222-26
[1811-18??] He was a weaver of Wadsworth [1835] / a farmer of 50 acres [1851] / a farmer of 54 acres [1861].

On 5th March 1835, he (possibly) married Alice Sutcliffe [1812-18??].


  1. Mary [b 1836]
  2. Sutcliffe
  3. John [b 1856]

The family lived at Ridge Nook, Wadsworth [1841, 1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1841] was John's father (?) Thomas Parker [b 1791]

Parker, JohnRef 222-599
[1818-1884] Born in Wadsworth.

He was landlord of the Neptune Inn, Hebble End [1861, 1881] / a farmer of 3½ acres [1881]

On 16th May 1841, he married Hannah Cockroft [1821-1890] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Sarah [1842-1904] who married Hartley Platt
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1849-1916] who married Thomas Horsfall
  3. Susannah [1851-1921] who married Richard Sutcliffe Binns

The family lived at 36 High Street, Hebden Bridge [1890].

Hannah died 4th October 1890.

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £271 6/10d.

The will was proved by Richard Sutcliffe Binns.

Members of the family were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church: John [20th June 1884]; Hannah [8th October 1890]

Parker, JohnRef 222-885
[1824-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was a stone dresser [1881].

He married Elizabeth [b 1828].


  1. Frances [b 1854] who was a worsted weaver [1881] and married (1) James Brandwood and (2) William Hey
  2. Oliver [b 1858] who was a stone quarryman [1881]
  3. Nelson [b 1862] who was a worsted overlooker [1881]
  4. Wallace [b 1865] who was an iron moulder apprentice [1881]
  5. Wright [b 1870] who was a worsted mill hand & scholar [1881]
  6. Martha [b 1872]

The family lived at Pule Hill, Northowram [1881].

John was dead by 1901

Parker, JohnRef 222-8
[1845-1993] Born in Armley.

He was a cotton carder [1869].

On 28th March 1869, he married Sarah Mitton [1850-1943] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Elland


  1. David [1869-1972]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1871]
  3. Ambrose
  4. Ernest [1879-1953] who was an under foreman, (cotton finishing) 
  5. Sam [b 1880] who was a silk waste dresser
  6. Barbara [b 1883]
  7. Annie [b 1885]
  8. Arthur [1887-1896]
  9. Walter [b 1892] who was a silk waste dresser

The family lived at 10 Sugden Yard, Wakefield Road, Brighouse

Parker, John CrabtreeRef 222-24
[1808-1847] Son of Robert Parker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist [1841].

On 23rd August 1838, he married Mary Wade Maslen [1815-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary was born in Stratford, Essex, the daughter of Harry Maslen


  1. Emily [b 1839]
  2. Robert William [1842-1913] who died in Germany
  3. George [1844-1912]
  4. John Maslen [1845-1898]
  5. Mary Ellen [1847-1924]

The family lived at Compton Street, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was Charles Brook [b 1823] (chemist's apprentice).

John died in Halifax in 1847.

Mary died in Nottingham in 1899

Parker, John FredrickRef 222-292
[1880-1913] Son of Abraham Parker.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a wire drawer [1901] / a thick wire drawer [1911]

In [Q4] 1909, he married Charlotte Locke [1883-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Phillis [b 1910] who was a granddaughter [1911]

In 1911, the family were living with John Fredrick's parents at 38 Police Street, Brighouse

Parker, John HervinRef 222-22
[1851-1???] Illegitimate son of Martha Parker of Northowram.

Born 11th May 1851.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [22nd June 1851]

Parker, John WilliamRef 222-17
[18??-1917] His parents lived at Mount Tabor.

He was a driver for Webster's Brewery.

He married Unknown.


  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 21 Glen Vale, Siddal.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916] with the Lincolnshire Regiment then transferred to (10032) 17 Company Labour Corps.

He was killed by shell fire after 3 days at the Front [26th September 1917].

He was buried at Railway Chateau Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref A16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Parker, N.Ref 222-2
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parker, R. D.Ref 222-18
[18??-191?] He was a member of Halifax Golf Club, Ogden. He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Parker, RichardRef 222-10
[1853-1???] Son of William Parker, labourer.

Born in Piddington, Oxfordshire.

He was a mason of Warley [1876] / a stone waller mason [1881] / a stone mason [1891, 1901].

In 1876, he married Mary Ann Franks [1856-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Ann, of Warley, was born in West Hartlepool, Durham, the daughter of Richard Franks, contractor


  1. Charley F [b 1877] who was a velvet tenter [1891]
  2. Willie
  3. Ernest [b 1881] who was a doffer cotton [1891]
  4. Lora [b 1882]
  5. Edith [b 1885] who was a woollen spinner [1901], married [1901] Walter James Clay and was widowed [1911]
  6. Richard Edwin [b 1887] who was a mason [1901]
  7. Gladys [b 1891]
  8. Jim [b 1893]
  9. George
  10. Eva [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • Violet Place, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Norland [1891]
  • Hollin, Norland [1901]

Some time before 1911, Mary Ann, Richard & George – and possibly other children – emigrated to Canada. They were living at Calgary, Alberta [1916].

During World War I, 4 sons – including Ernest who was hospitalised in Brighton with the effects of exposure and George who died in the War - and son-in-law (Mr Hall) enlisted in Canada

Parker, Richard JamesRef 222-348
[1874-1925] Born in Barkisland.

On 21st May 1904, he married Winifred Edith Greenwood in Ripponden.

Winifred Edith was the daughter of
John Greenwood


  1. George Herbert [b 1908]
  2. Edith [b 1909]
  3. twins John Winston [2nd August 1911-11th September 1911]
  4. Mary Winifred [2nd August 1911-31st August 1911]

Winifred Edith died after giving birth to the twins [2nd August 1911]

Parker, RobertRef 222-P22
[1731-1796] Born in Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland.

His family moved to Halifax where he became a well-known lawyer, famous for his pursuit of the Cragg Vale Coiners.

See John Marshall and James Wigglesworth

Parker, RobertRef 222-315
[1759-1825] Son of Robert Parker. He was a weakling and an epileptic.

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1792].

For the last 35 years of his life, he lived in the household of the Rev Paul Belcher, Rector of Heather near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

He died unmarried

Parker, RobertRef 222-25
[1785-1838] He was a linen draper [1807].

On 22nd October 1807, he married Hannah Crabtree [1784-1852] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. John Crabtree

The couple were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax: Robert [29th November 1838]; Hannah [13th February 1852]

Parker, RobertRef 222-103
[1798-1856] Halifax attorney.

Only son of Alexander North Parker, attorney of Newton in Bowland, who was godson of, and a former articled clerk of, Robert Parker.

The 2 Robert Parkers were not directly related.

He came to Halifax and, from 1823 to 1856, he practised at Number 6, The Square. From 1823 to 1826, he was in partnership with James Wigglesworth as Wigglesworth & Parker.

He lived at Number 6, The Square from 1823, then at Barum Top from 1839. In 1847, he took a lease of Clare Hall, and bought the property in 1853.

In 1826, he was appointed steward of the estates of Anne Lister, who described him as

coming from a very good family, and was a gentleman but not very clever

and he held this position after her death in 1841 until the death of Ann Walker in 1854.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

He died in London where he had gone to seek medical advice.

He was unmarried

Parker, RobertRef 222-786
[1870-1???] Son of Francis Parker, game keeper.

Born in Redmile, Leicestershire.

He was a mason of Clarence Square, Halifax [1892] / a builder & contractor [1901] / a mason and builder [1911]

In 1892, he married Lilly May Shuttleworth [1866-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Lilly May was born in Knottingley, the daughter of Edmond Shuttleworth, ship builder.

She was working as a servant to John Henry Helliwell [1891]



  1. Irene [b 1894] who was an assistant to Lily Ingram (confectioner) at 90 Parkinson Lane [1911]
  2. Clement [b 1896] who was a joiner's apprentice [1911]
  3. Edmund
  4. Frank Leslie [b 1899]
  5. Lilian Gladys [b 1903]

The children were all called Shuttleworth Parker.

The family lived at

Parker, RonaldRef 222-3
[1916-1944] Son of Edith R. Smith & Oscar Parker of Halifax.

He was educated at Moorside School, Ovenden / employed by Drake's Limited.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Miriam Pickard in Halifax.

They lived at 11 Drake Street, Boothtown, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted as an Aircraftman [1939], and served as a Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 6th March 1944 (aged 28).

He was buried at Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh [Grave Ref 4 B 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parker, SutcliffeRef 222-27
[1840-1877] Son of John Parker.

He was a farmer of Ridge Nook, Wadsworth [1865] / a butcher [1871].

On 27th September 1865, he married Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1846-1???].

Elizabeth, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of Richard Sutcliffe, grocer


  1. Sarah Alice [b 19th December 1865]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 12th November 1867] who married [12th December 1896] Charles Clay Smith [b 1857], hardware manager of Cambridge Street, Hebden Bridge, son of Henry Smith, boot & shoe maker
  3. Betsey [b 3rd January 1870] who married [3rd March 1896] William Sunderland [b 1871] assistant schoolmaster of Great Burlees, Wadsworth, son of Robert Sunderland, farmer
  4. Emma [b 2nd January 1872]
  5. Ada [b 11th November 1873]
  6. Annie [b 22nd November 1875]
  7. Sutcliffe

The family lived at West Laithe, Heptonstall [1871].

Sutcliffe died 18th July 1877.

On 24th February 1881, Elizabeth married (2) Sutcliffe Greenwood

Parker, SutcliffeRef 222-28
[1877-1947] Son of Sutcliffe Parker

Born 26th September 1877.

He was a butcher of Heptonstall [1922].

On 22nd April 1922, he married Mary Ann Wadsworth [1880-19??].

Mary Ann, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of Thomas Wadsworth, caretaker

They lived at 18 Church Street, Heptonstall [1947].

Sutcliffe died in Halifax General Hospital [8th August 1947].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,646 0/6d.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann

Parker, ThomasRef 222-8150
[17??-1805] Of Halifax.

He died [April 1805] at Ashton-under-Lyne, of the hydrophobia, in consequence of the bite of a mad dog

Parker, ThomasRef 222-1261
[18??-19??] A machine maker in Halifax.

On 2nd July 1900, he was one of the jurors sworn on the Grand Jury at the Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the West Riding at the Bradford Court House

Parker, ThomasRef 222-1284
[1815-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a witness to the will of Godfrey Phipps Baker [1850] / a dispensing chemist at Crown Street, Halifax [1851] / a soda water manufacturer employing 2 men & 1 boy [1851].

Around 1848, he married Hannah [1825-1???].

Hannah was born in Southowram


  1. John William [b 1848]
  2. Elizabeth E. [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • 26 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1851]

Living with them [in 1851] was William A. Preston [b 1823] (druggist's assistant) who was also a witness to the will of Godfrey Phipps Baker [1850].

See Jonathan Jessop

Parker, ThomasRef 222-250
[1825-1887] Of Horley Green.

Son of William Parker.

Born in Halifax [13th March 1825].

He was an apprentice woolsorter [1841] / a bookkeeper then salesman with James Akroyd & Son [for 30 years] / a salesman in stuffs [1871] / a member of Halifax Town Council [for 10 years] / president of the Claremount branch of the Working Men's Conservative League / a member of the building committee at St Thomas's Church / a churchwarden at St Thomas's Church / a patron of St Thomas's Cricket Club / a woollen manufacturer at Claremount.

Around 1850, he began to build in the area, supported and encouraged by George Beaumont, and this became known as Beaumont Town.

Around 1875, he built a weaving shed at Claremount. He employed 85 persons [1881].

In October 1864, he chaired a meeting at which it was decided to change the name Beaumont Town to Claremont, and that a large board should be put up at the top of New Bank with the word Claremont on it

On 5th November 1846, he married Jane Whittaker [1826-1899].

Jane was born 19th September 1826, the daughter of Henry Whittaker


  1. Lily [1848-1899] who married William Aske
  2. Harry [b 1851] who was a bookkeeper [1871]
  3. Fanny [b 1854] who married Walter Hubert Thomson
  4. Elizabeth [b 1856]
  5. Charles [b 1858]
  6. Ann
  7. Emily [b 1862] who married Arthur William Briggs
  8. Lucy [b 1863] who married Edward James Kenworthy
  9. Margaret [1865-21st October 1870] who was buried with her parents
  10. Thomas [b 1868]

The family lived at

  • Horley Green Road [1871]
  • Horley Green Place [1877]

Thomas died 11th June 1887 (aged 62).

Jane died 3rd November 1899.

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

Parker, ThomasRef 222-14
[1869-1951] He was a piano & music dealer [1911] / organist of York Street Wesleyan Chapel [1885-1942].

In [Q3] 1890, he married (1) Annie (Hannah) Mary Sutcliffe [1869-1914] in Todmorden.


  1. John Edward [1891-1977] who was a music student [1911]

On 9th November 1915, he married (2) Alice Louise Waring [1878-1974] at The Primitive Methodist Chapel in Oldham. Children:

  1. Alice [1919-1920]

The family lived at 32 Halifax Road, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Parker, Thomas EdmundsonRef 222-329
[1826-1875] Of Burnley. A distant cousin of Robert Parker. In 1849, he contacted Robert Parker who found him a place as a solicitor's clerk in Leeds. In his will, Robert Parker entailed Clare Hall and other properties on Thomas Edmundson. One of the other properties was The Heaning in Newton in the parish of Slaidburn. Thomas Edmundson lived at The Heaning for the rest of his life

Parker, Titus HenryRef 222-831
[18??-1???] Son of Mary Elizabeth and Benjamin M. Parker.

He became a solicitor at Newport, Monmouthshire.

He died without issue

Parker, TomRef 222-395
[1898-1917] Of Todmorden.

Born in Walsden [13th September 1898].

Baptised at St Peter's, Walsden [5th February 1905].

He was a member of St Peter's Church, Walsden & Choir.

He lived at Bottoms, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Driver with Guards Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery.

He was in France from June 1915.

He was killed by an aerial bomb [27th July 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II A 15].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial

Parker, TomRef 222-813
[17??-18??] A popular Yorkshire tenor.

In 1825, he joined the choir at Illingworth Church.

Every Sunday, he walked from his home in Haworth to Illingworth to sing at the church

Parker, WallaceRef 222-7

He married Annie Elizabeth.

They lived at 8 Scarborough Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Parker, WalterRef 222-19
[1887-1916] Born in Burnley.

He was employed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company / a member of Halifax Borough Police.

He married Unknown.


  1. daughter

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 15th July 1916 (aged 29).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parker, Wilfred EgertonRef 222-590
[1880-1964] Son of Henry Parker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bank cashier [1905].

On 7th May 1905, he married Ethel May Thompson [1881-1937] in Potternewton.

Ethel May was born in Doncaster


  1. Vivian Egerton [1908-1929]
  2. John Goodyear [1909-1995]

Wilfred died in Woolwich [11th March 1964].

Ethel Mary died in Pateley Bridge in 1937

Parker, WilliamRef 222-23
[17??-18??] Innkeeper at Akroydon [1864].

Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?


He married Lucy [1797-1864]

Parker, WilliamRef 222-1252
[1796-18??] He was publican at the Top Room of the Union Cross, Halifax [1841].

He married Lucy [1796-1864].


  1. James [b 1820] who was a joiner [1841]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1823]
  3. Thomas
  4. George Lister

By 1851, William was dead and Lucy was innkeeper at the Black Lion, Halifax [1845, 1851].

In 1861, Lucy was living with son George Lister and family

Parker, WilliamRef 222-1275
[1796-1871] Born in Stoops near Gisburn, Yorkshire.

The family were Quakers and moved from Bradford to Halifax around 1826.

He was a grocer in Bradford [1821] / a brewer [1826] / an ale & porter brewer at 6 Stone Trough Lane, Halifax [1829] / a partner in Beck & Parker [1834, 1835] / a worsted spinner (late brewer) / a spinner [1841] / a grocer & tea dealer [1851].

On 25th March 1821, he married Hannah Parkinson [1798-1872] in Bradford.

Hannah was born in Colne


  1. William Coor [1823-1891]
  2. Mary [1824-1833]
  3. Hannah [8125-1826]
  4. Margaret V [1827-1902]
  5. Robert [1829-1830]
  6. Charles [1831-1834]
  7. Sarah Hannah [1832-1914]
  8. Frances [b 1834]
  9. Caroline [1835-1910]
  10. Daniel [1836-1874]
  11. Priscilla [1838-1874]
  12. Thomas [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • 14 Ward's End, Halifax [1829]
  • Church Lane, Brighouse [1841]
  • 50 Tyrrell Street, Bradford [1851]

The family moved from Halifax to Brighouse and then back to Bradford.

The couple died in Bradford

Parker, WilliamRef 222-150
[18??-1???] He took over Jeremiah Stead's School after Stead's death in 1868.

In 1873, he left to become Ovenden Postmaster

Parker, WilliamRef 222-1242
[18??-18??] Beerhouse keeper at Mixenden.

Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?


Recorded in August 1859, when he was fined 30/-, including costs, for having his house open for the sale of beer at illegal hours

Parker, WilliamRef 222-64
[1864-19??] Born in Midgley.

He was a steam engine maker smith [1901] / a blacksmith [1911]

In 1890, he married Elizabeth Ann Clegg [1864-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Harry

The family lived at

  • 11 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 15 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was brother-in-law Tom Clegg [aged 53] (tailor) "

Parker, WilliamRef 222-531
[1873-1944] Born in Halifax

He was a dyer's labourer [1897].

On 26th December 1897, he married Mary Fossey in Halifax.

Mary was the daughter of
George Fossey


  1. Ann Elizabeth [1898-1903]
  2. Clara [1900-1908]
  3. Florence [b 1903]
  4. Nelly [b 1905]
  5. Amy [b 1907]
  6. John [b 1909]

The children were born in Halifax

Parker, William NormingtonRef 222-942
[1839-1904] Or William Normanton Parker.

Of Halifax.

On 17th January 1861, he married Selina Davidson in Halifax.

Selina was the daughter of
Thomas Davidson at Halifax


  1. Harry Davidson (Parker) [1863-1870]
  2. a daughter

Son Harry was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3472] with his Davidson grandparents.

Parker, WillieRef 222-11
[1879-1???] Son of Richard Parker.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a twister piecer cotton [1891] / a mason & contractor (employer) [1911].

Around 1899, he married Emma Jane [1880-19??].

Emma Jane was born in Norland


  1. Doris [b 1900]
  2. Nelly [b 1903]
  3. Charlie [b 1905]
  4. Maggie [b 1906]

The family lived at North View, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was Willie's widowed sister Edith Clay


Parker surnameRef 222-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Parker, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Parker:

Baptism 1855; Marriages 1800, 1807, 1808, 1858, 1864, 1887, 1901, 1911, 1915, 1930, 1935, 1943; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907

See Parker

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