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

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

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Parkinson, AbrahamRef 295-370
[1???-16??] Of Halifax.

In 1635, he had an argument with Richard Nicholson during morning service in Halifax Parish Church. In a reviling and loud voice, Parkinson called Nicholson a lying rascal, a knave and

bade a turd in his teeth

The 2 men fell out of the pew brawling in full view of the congregation. The Vicar, Hugh Ramsden, condemned them for brawling in God's house and for showing contempt to the peril of their souls

Parkinson, AdamRef 295-270

In [Q2] 1858, he married Mary Jane Lupton in Halifax.

Mary Jane was the daughter of
George Lupton


  1. Hannah [1861-1924] who married Luther Melancthon Horsfall

Parkinson, Bethel EliRef 295-P139
[1827-1858] A Queensbury farmer and dealer in horses and cattle, who was murdered at Wadsworth

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [Grave Refs: Bm26]

Parkinson, CalebRef 295-340
[1889-1967] Of Halifax.

In 1920, he married Edith Anne, daughter of James Walsh, at the Providence Chapel, Ovenden.


  1. Kathleen M. who married [1945] K. Ian Bond from County Durham at St Matthew's Church, Northowram
  2. D. Henry who married [1946] Nancy Meadowcroft

In 1935, the family moved to Salterlee House, Shibden and he spent the rest of his life there

Parkinson, CecilRef 295-89
[1883-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a long & short wool merchant (employer) [1911].

Around 1910, he married Ethel Maud [1883-19??].

They lived at #2 Oatland House, Greetland [1911]

Parkinson, Charles Edward ListerRef 295-500
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1976-1977]

Parkinson, DavidRef 295-1182
[17??-18??] He married Betty.


  1. David
  2. Samuel Parkinson

Parkinson, DavidRef 295-313
[1795-1878] Son of David Parkinson.

Baptised at Kipping Independent Chapel, Thornton.

Farmer, and clay, coal and stone merchant. Some of the stone from his quarries was used in the construction of Black Dike Mills at Queensbury.

In 1818, he married Caleb Spencer's daughter, Sarah.

With his father-in-law, he founded Parkinson & Spencer. He was the uncle of Bethel Eli Parkinson

Parkinson, DavidRef 295-810
[1795-1878] Born 4th August 1795.

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He married Sarah [1797-1878].


  1. Elizabeth [1821-1838]

The family lived at Hazlehurst Hall, Shibden at the time when it was used as a meeting house by the Methodists.

David died 4th April 1878.

Sarah died 18 days later [22nd April 1878].

Members of the family were buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Parkinson, David FortuneRef 295-3
[1922-1945] Of Cromwell Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Coton School, Bristol & Cambridge University / a musician / an organist.

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and served as a Lieutenant with the Gloucestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action in Holland [27th February 1945] (aged 23).

He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 48 G 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parkinson, Edward JamesRef 295-1176
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1999-2000]

Parkinson, ErnestRef 295-655
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Navy.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Parkinson, Rev F. C.Ref 295-202
[18??-19??] He was at Chalfont St Giles before becoming Minister at Patmos Congregational Church [1926-1929]

Parkinson, FrankRef 295-1160
[1850-1893] Landlord of the Duke of Edinburgh, Brighouse [1892].

In 1874, he married Jane Ramsden in Halifax.

After his death, Jane took over at the Duke of Edinburgh

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

Parkinson, H.Ref 295-805
[18??-191?] He worked for Firth's Carpets at Flush Mills, Heckmondwike.

He died during World War I.

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Parkinson, Rev IsraelRef 295-365
[18??-19??] MA.

He was Curate at Illingworth [1875-1877] / first Vicar of St George's Church, Ovenden [1880, 1892, 1907]

Parkinson, JamesRef 295-600
[18??-19??] He was gas and water manager for the Brighouse Local Board [from 16th October 1878] / the first Town Clerk of Rastrick [1894] / Town Clerk of Brighouse [1907].

He was Town Clerk of Brighouse when Princess Louise came to open the Brighouse Art Gallery on 22nd May 1907

In 1909, he resigned under a cloud, following the scandal caused by James W. Wrigley.

He was succeeded as Town Clerk by J. H. Rothwell.

He went to live in Harrogate where he died

Parkinson, JohnRef 295-5
[1821-1891] Born in Scammonden.

He was a general labourer [1881] / a farm labourer [1891].

He married Nancy [1823-1884].

Nancy was born in Outlane


  1. William [b 1856] who was a cotton warper [1891]
  2. Sarah [b 1862] who was a cotton reeler [1881], a dress maker [1891]
  3. Mary A. [b 1863] who was a cotton reeler [1881, 1891]
  4. Hannah Maria [1866-17th November 1937] who was a cotton spinner [1881], a cotton winder [1891], & married Charley Ellis

The family lived at Northgate, Holywell Green, Stainland [1881, 1884, 1891].

Nancy died 27th February 1884 (aged 61).

John died 25th September 1891 (aged 70).

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

Parkinson, JohnRef 295-884
[1845-19??] Born in Bentham, Cumberland.

He was a brewer's labourer [1901].

Around 1885, he married Elizabeth [1849-19??].

Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield

Possibly: In [Q2] 1880, a John Parkinson married Elizabeth Sykes in Bradford


  1. Sykes [b 1885]

The family lived at 20 Johnson, Street, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Charles Haigh [b 1872] (brewer's labourer) 

Parkinson, John ChristopherRef 295-869
[1845-1902] Born in Bentham.

He was a brewer's labourer [1884].

In [Q1] 1884, he married Eliza Sykes [1846-1887] in Halifax.

Eliza was born in Halifax


  1. Sykes

Parkinson, JosephRef 295-1122
[1776-1???] Farmer at Pond Farm, Brighouse [1841]

He married Unknown.


  1. Mary [b 1811]
  2. Joseph [b 1816]
  3. Hannah [b 1816]
  4. Mary [b 1839]
  5. John [b 1840]

Parkinson, JosephRef 295-1049
[1791-18??] From Halifax.

He was an excise officer [1825, 1841].

He married Grace from Ireland.


  1. Thomas
  2. William [1825-1883]
  3. Joseph [b 1831]

The family lived at 12 Bond Street, Halifax [1841].

Son William was baptised in Addingham, and went to live in Rotterdam, Holland where he died [19th May 1883]. He was brought back to Yorkshire and buried at Addingham

Parkinson, JosephRef 295-4
[18??-1917] Known as Joe.

Of 27 Duke Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 7th June 1917.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 47], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Parkinson, JosephRef 295-945
[1812-1874] He married Elizabeth. Children:

  1. Hannah [1865-1913] who married William Nowell
  2. (possibly) William who died at Rotterdam, Holland [19th May 1883]

Joseph and Elizabeth. were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1795] Hannah and her husband, William, were buried there [Plot Number 969]

Parkinson, LanceRef 295-954
[1894-1917] Son of Tom Parkinson.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a cotton spinner.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [7th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Parkinson, RobertRef 295-1092
[18??-1???] School master at Rishworth School [1861]

Parkinson, SamuelRef 295-859
[1798-1878] Son of David Parkinson.

Born at Northowram / Ovenden.

Baptised at Kipping Independent Chapel, Thornton.

He was a comber at Northowram [1820], a farmer & delver [1841], a stone dealer & farmer 20 acres [1851], and a farmer at Micklemoss, Northowram [1858]

On 31st December 1820, he married Hannah Charnock [1802-1856] of Northowram, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Charles [b 1826]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  3. Bethel Eli
  4. David [b 1830]
  5. Margrett [b 1832]
  6. Harriet [b 1833]
  7. Hannah [1835-1836]
  8. John [1838-1839]
  9. Hannah [b 1840] who married [1860] Joseph Benn in Bradford

He recognised the body of his son, Bethel, when he went to the Hare & Hounds, Old Town where it was on display

The family lived at

  • Mountain, Northowram [1841]
  • Mountain Delves, Northowram [1851]

In 1861, Samuel was a widower and farmer of 20 acres living at Laws Farm, Thornton, Bradford.

In 1871, Samuel was living with his daughter Hannah and her husband, Joseph Benn, and family in Thornton, Bradford.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden at Grave Ref: Bm26

Parkinson, SamuelRef 295-980
[1889-1916] Born in Rishworth.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [14th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A 7 6B], on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, on Rishworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Parkinson, SpencerRef 295-591
[18??-18??] Stone merchant of Northowram.

On 17th October 1853, he married Elizabeth Medley at Hanover Street Chapel, Halifax

Elizabeth second was the daughter of the late John Medley of Northowram

Parkinson, ThomasRef 295-1
[1824-1889] Son of Joseph Parkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1841] / a well-known stock & share broker [1851, 1861].

In 1851, he was staying at Upper Mile Cross, Halifax, with John Gibson, land proprietor.

In [Q1] 1853, he married Charlotte Jardine [1830-1911] in Halifax.

Charlotte was born in Halifax, the daughter of Charles Spencer Jardine


  1. Grace [1854-17th November 1896] who was buried with her parents
  2. Thomas [b 1857]
  3. Helen [b 1858]
  4. Phoebe [b 1859]
  5. William [1862-6th September 1869] who was buried with his parents
  6. Edith [b 1864]
  7. Charles [b 1869]

The family lived at Bond Street, Halifax [1871].

Thomas died 7th August 1889 (aged 65).

Charlotte died 7th April 1911 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 179] with Charlotte's father

Parkinson, ThomasRef 295-349

In [Q1] 1863, he married Delia Garsed in Halifax.

Delia was the daughter of
David Garsed


  1. Agnes Ann [b 1865]

Parkinson, ThomasRef 295-874
[18??-18??] Licensed victualler at Peel Street, Halifax.

In November 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Parkinson, TomRef 295-956
[1867-1942] Born in Northowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1889].

On 30th June 1889, he married Minnie Bates [1865-1934] at Bradford Cathedral.

Minnie was born in Northowram


  1. Lance
  2. Harold [b 1892]
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1898]
  4. Harry [b 1902]

The children were born in Queensbury.

The family lived at 13A Nelson Street, Queensbury [1911]

Parkinson, WalterRef 295-350
[18??-1915] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action at Gallipoli [7th June 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Parkinson, WilfridRef 295-469
[1887-1965] MC.

Born at Norland. He was educated at Leicester and Peterhouse, Cambridge. During World War I, he served in the R. E. (Signals). He was mentioned in dispatches and won the Military Cross. He was chief mathematical master at Merchant Taylors' School [1919-1925], master at City of Oxford School [1925-1932] and Headmaster at Bridlington School [1932-1947].

In 1916, he married Grace Booth Bidwell.


  1. 1 son
  2. 1 daughter

Parkinson, WilliamRef 295-19
[1???-1???] Landlord of the Travellers' Rest, Hipperholme [1834, 1835]

On 4th July 1835, he married Hannah Crowther in Halifax.

Hannah came from Hipperholme

Parkinson, WilliamRef 295-718
[1720-1???] A gentleman of Wheatley. He was chapelwarden at Illingworth [1748]

Parkinson, WilliamRef 295-6

In [Q4] 1869, he married Sarah.

Sarah was the widow of
John Kershaw

Sarah died 11th February 1872 (aged 45).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 65] with her first husband & his parents

Question: Can anyone know tell me anything more about William?


Parkinson, Younger SykesRef 295-868
[1884-1915] Known as Sykes.

Son of John Christopher Parkinson.

He was employed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company / a reservist and served in the South African War.

On 19th October 1912, he married Annie Mosey at Coley Church.

Annie was born in Halifax


  1. Irene [b 1914]

The family lived at 25 Horner Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action at Givenchy [10th March 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, France [Grave Ref IX F 14].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

After his death, Annie married Mr Sutcliffe


The Parkinson family of Elland-cum-GreetlandRef 295-205

Parkinson surnameRef 295-2
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Parkinson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Parkinson:

Marriages 1891, 1893

© Malcolm Bull 2019
Revised 12:24 /10th October 2019 / mmp315 / 34363

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