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Peel, Alfred
[1840-1869] Son of Charles Peel.

He became a printer's compositor.

In 1858, he embarked on a sea voyage to find a new life in Australia and New Zealand. His brother, Henry Vickerman, followed him.

Alfred returned to Halifax to court Anne Mackerill [1860] and then again to marry her [1865].

Children:

  1. child [b 1867] who was born in Australia as Anne and Alfred were sailing back to New Zealand
  2. child [b 1867] who was born in New Zealand

Alfred tried several jobs – working in the gold fields and running a boarding house - before settling down as a compositor for the Wellington Independent then the Otago Daily News.

Alfred died of TB in Dunedin, New Zealand.

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 325]

Peel, Charles
[1810-1868] Born in Southowram.

He was a butcher in Halifax.

He married Mary Vickerman at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of
Charles Vickerman
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1836-1854] who was buried with her mother
  2. Alfred
  3. Edwin [b 1843] who was a butcher [1861] & was buried with his father
  4. Sarah Ann [b 1844]
  5. Walter [1846-11th April 1872] who was a butcher & was buried with his father
  6. Henry Vickerman
  7. Joseph [b 1852]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1854]
  9. Mary Helen [b 1858]
  10. Helen [1866-29th July 1869] who was buried with her father
  11. Emily [1869-21st May 1870] who died aged 16 months & was buried with her father
  12. child

The family lived at

  • Brunswick Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 20 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 21 Lower Brunswick Street, Halifax [1861]

Charles died 3rd August 1868 (aged 58).

Mary died 11th February 1906 (aged 93).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery: Mary [Plot Number 324 & Charles Plot Number 325]

Peel, Clarence Eastwood
[1896-1917] Son of William Peel.

Born in Greetland [25th December 1896].

He was a draper's assistant / employed by Halliday & Sons, drapers at Bull Green.

He lived at

  • 45 Cheltenham Place, Halifax
  • Bruce Street, Leeds

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], but was found physically unfit. He voluntarily underwent an operation in Leeds, and afterwards was declared fit. He joined up and served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps [3rd September 1915]. He arrived in France [3rd May 1916].

He was killed in action [21st September 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [13th October 1917].

He was buried at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref B 27].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale

Peel, Edmund Speak
[1880-1???] Partner in Hitchen, Peel & Company.

On 28th June 1913, he married Caroline Peel at Eastwood Congregational Church


Caroline was the daughter of Edmund S. Peel
 

Peel, Ely
[1848-1913] Son of William Peel.

He was a woollen slubber [1871] / a woollen manufacturer [1881, 1891] / a woollen manufacturer at Whitwell Mill, Elland [1905] / a lodge caretaker [1911].

In 1877, he married Grace Standeven.


Grace was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1879]
  2. Wilfred [b 1882]
  3. Irvine [b 1888]

One of the children died before 1911.

The family lived at

Peel, Ephraim
[1851-1934] Son of William Peel.

Woollen manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland.

In 1880, he married Elizabeth Park.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at

  • 80 Catherine Street, Elland [1905]
  • Victoria Road, Elland
  • Elizabeth Street, Elland

He died 4th August 1934

Peel, George
[17??-18??] Recorded in 1823, when there was an auction at his house at Halfpenny Can, Southowram, selling nearby property, including that of Joseph Brook

Peel, Harry
[1875-19??] Son of Robert Peel, farmer.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a farmer & butcher of White Chapel [1894] / a green grocer [1901] / a warehouse labourer (worsted) [1911].

In 1894, he married Sarah Ellen Weldrake [1873-19??] at St Peter's Church, Birstall.


Sarah Ellen, of Hightown, was the daughter of Robert William Weldrake, grinder
 

Children:

  1. Robert Henry
  2. Horace [b 1896] who was a machine oiler [1911] and enlisted, but was discharged on account of partial paralysis due to wounds [WW1]
  3. Norman [b 1898] who was a worsted spinning doffer [1911] and served with the Royal Engineers [WW1]
  4. Ernest [b 1899]
  5. Florence [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, North Bierley [1901]
  • 4 Siddal Square, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 23 Colin Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1917]

3 sons served in World War I:

  • Robert Henry was killed in action [1917]
  • Horace enlisted, but was discharged on account of partial paralysis due to wounds
  • Norman served with the Royal Engineers

Peel, Henry Vickerman
[1849-1888] Son of Charles Peel.

In 1858, his brother, Alfred, had embarked on a sea voyage to find a new life in Australia and New Zealand.

Henry followed him, sailing from Liverpool, aboard the Virginian, for Halifax, Canada [2nd April 1909].

He died in Rockhampton, Queensland.

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 324]

Peel, Herbert
[1872-1929]

In [Q4] 1891, he married Sarah Crossley in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Beet Robinson Crossley
 

Sarah died 9th August 1921 (aged 60).

Herbert died 11th March 1929 (aged 67).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2585]

Peel, I.
[18??-18??] Manufacturing chemist at Halifax.

In June 1867, he was declared bankrupt

Peel, Isaac
[1837-1884] Of Elland.

Son of Thomas Peel.

He married Ann [1839-1906].

Children:

  1. Annie [1868-1940]
  2. Emily [1879-1964]
  3. William [1881-1953]

Isaac died 3rd January 1884.

Ann died 9th September 1906.

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Peel, James
[1822-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was a dyer [1861] / a farmer of 10 acres [1871] / a farmer of 9 acres & dyer [1881].

In [Q1] 1845, he married Ann Drinkwater [1826-1???] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Samuel [b 1849] who was a piecer at cotton factory [1861], a cotton twiner [1871]
  3. Joseph William [b 1851] who was a piecer at cotton factory [1861], a cloth finisher [1871], a fireman / stoker (factory) [1881]
  4. Robert [b 1854]
  5. John W. [b 1857] who was a cotton piecer [1871]
  6. Charles [b 1858] who was a cotton piecer [1871], a carter [1881]
  7. Joshua Smith [b 1860] who was a fireman / stoker (factory) [1881]
  8. James A. [b 1863] who was an ag.lab [1881]
  9. Eliza A. [b 1868]

The family lived at

  • Clough Head, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Turbury, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Turbury Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

Peel, Jeremiah
[16??-17??] A weaver at Northowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rebecca [1712-1769] who married John Holdsworth

Peel, Joe
[18??-19??] Tobacconist and newsagent at 78 King Cross Street, Halifax [1907]

Peel, John
[1771-18??] Born in Elland.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [28th July 1771].

On 26th December 1803, he married Alice Smith [1781-18??] at Elland Parish Church.


Alice was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. William

In 1851, a widowed Alice Peel [b 1781] was living at Lindwell with Betty & James Wadsworth

Peel, John
[1837-1895] Son of William Peel.

On 2nd September 1858, he married (1) Emma Jane Gledhill [1839-1876] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1859]
  2. Joseph [b 1860]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1867-1884]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1869]
  5. Esther Ann [b 1871-1873]
  6. Emma Jane [b 1872]
  7. John Jackson [b 1875]

In 1876, he married (2) Rachel Walker [1842-1913].

Children:

  1. Robert Percy [1881-1913]
  2. Walker Gordon

Peel, Joseph
[17??-18??] Corn dealer at Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1810]

Peel, Joseph
[18??-1???] Brother-in-law of Edwin Iredale.

He was one of founders of Temperance Methodist Church, Elland

Peel, Joseph
[1836-1891] Born in Elland.

He was a grocer & baker [1881].

In [Q3] 1860, he married Caroline Iredale [1834-1???] in Halifax.


Caroline was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Ogden [b 1864] who was a grocer's apprentice [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1866] who was a domestic servant [1881, 1891]
  3. Dan [b 1868] who was an errand boy / messenger [1881], a painter [1891]
  4. George Henry [b 1871] who was a baker's assistant [1891]
  5. Miriam [b 1874] who was a domestic servant [1891]
  6. Lincoln [b 1876] who was a baker's assistant [1891]

The family lived at

  • Langdale Street, Elland [1881]
  • 43 Langdale Street, Elland [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was Thomas Troughton [b Kendal, Westmorland 1860] (temperance lecturer).

Joseph died Q1 1891.

The widowed Caroline carried on a baker [1891]

Peel, Lilian Mary
[1904-19??] Daughter of William Peel.

Born in Greetland.

Baptised at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.

In [Q3] 1928, she married Walter Bennett in Bramley, Leeds.


Walter was a butcher with the Co-Op
 

Children:

  1. Gordon [b 1931]
  2. Alan [b 1934] who became a popular writer & playwright

Peel, Martin
[19??-] Mayor of Calderdale [2007-2008]

Peel, R.
[18??-191?] He worked for Mackintosh's.

He died in World War I.

He is remembered on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Peel, Reuben
[1834-1881] Son of Thomas Peel.

He was a coal miner [1851, 1871] / innkeeper at the Brown Cow, Elland [1871] / an outdoor labourer [1881] / a miner [1881].

He married Mary [1833-1878].


Mary was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1858] who was a woollen piecer [1871]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1863-1936] who was a cotton card hand [1881], & married George Atkinson
  3. Emily [b 1866]
  4. Leah [b 1869] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  5. Lilly [b 1869] who was a cotton card hand [1881], a cotton cardroom tenter [1891]

The children were born at Broad Carr, Elland with Greetland.

The family lived at 35 Broad Carr, Elland with Greetland [1881].

Mary died in Halifax [Q1 1878] (aged 45) 

Peel, Sir Robert
[1788-1850] Politician and Prime Minister.

Born in Bury, Lancashire. He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School and Harrow

Peel, Robert
[1898-1917] Son of Laura & Isaac Peel of 29 Wheatley Lane, Lee Mount, Halifax.

He was employed by Mackintosh's.

He lived at 8 Square Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded.

He was killed by shell fire in the Keersekarrhoek sector at Passchendaele [17th December 1917] (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 John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Peel, Robert Henry
[1895-1917] Son of Harry Peel.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / an under overlooker [1911] / employed in the bottling department of Whitaker's, brewers, Northgate [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He was killed in action in Mesopotamia [30th April 1917] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq [Grave Ref 16 & 62], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.

2 brothers – Horace & Norman – also served in World War I

Peel, Robert Smith
[1842-1913] Son of William Peel.

Born 7th May 1842.

Manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland [1905]

In 1866, he married Maria Smith [1842-1911].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1866-1938]
  2. Sarah Jane [1868-1919]
  3. William [1871-1942] who was a woollen manufacturer [1913]
  4. Jonas Jackson [1873-1944] who was a woollen manufacturer [1913]
  5. Emily [1879-1923]
  6. Maria [1884-1920]

The family lived at Glynwood, Elland [1913, 1923].

He died at Glynwood [13th November 1913].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,770 9/7d. Probate was granted to his sons William and Jonas Jackson Peel.

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Peel, Roger
[1772-1851] From Keighley.

He was landlord of the White Hart, Soyland [1829, 1841].

On 21st May 1793, he married Hannah Merral [1772-1831] in Keighley.


Hannah was also from Keighley
 

Children:

  1. Roger

The family lived at Dyson Lane, Soyland [1841].

Living with them [in 1861] was unmarried relative Mary Briggs [1787-1866] (female servant).

Hannah died 25th April 1831.

Roger (snr) died at Dyson Lane [27th March 1851].

They were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland with son Roger and Mary Briggs

Peel, Roger
[1795-1864] Son of Roger Peel.

He was a landed proprietor at Town End, Soyland [1851] / a retired inn keeper [1861].

He never married.

In 1861, he was living at Moorfields, Soyland with his unmarried cousin Mary Briggs [1787-1866] (house keeper).

He died at Moorfields [20th May 1864].

Mary Briggs died 24th March 1866.

They were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland with Roger's parents.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000. Probate was granted to John Robinson, Peter Whiteley, and Bateson Peel of Moorfields (gentleman) 

Peel, Samuel
[18??-1???] He was a worsted manufacturer / a partner in Smith & Peel / a grocer.

He built Carr Wood House, Shelf

Peel, Thomas
[1804-1844] He was landlord at the Brown Cow, Elland.

In 1824, he married Hannah Smithies [1799-1880] in Huddersfield.


Hannah came from Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1824]
  2. George [b 1826]
  3. Rebecca [b 1827]
  4. Hannah [b 1830]
  5. Reuben
  6. Robert [b 1833] who was a coal miner [1851]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1835] a power loom weaver (woollen) [1851]
  8. Isaac who was a woollen piecener [1851]
  9. David [b 1839] who was a woollen piecener [1851]
  10. Sarah [b 1842]

Thomas died 25th March 1844 (aged 40).

After Thomas's death, Hannah took over the Brown Cow [1845].

Son Reuben followed his mother at the Brown Cow [1871]

Hannah died 31st May 1880 (aged 80).

Thomas & Hannah were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Peel, Thomas
[1845-1909] Son of James Peel.

Born in Greetland [15th December 1845].

He was an errand boy [1861] / a dyer [1871, 1881, 1891] / a woollen piecer dyer [1901].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Eliza Nutton [1842-1930] in Halifax.


Eliza was born in Greetland.

She was a machinist [1891]

 

Children:

The family lived at

  • Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Howcroft Head, Greetland [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was Eliza's unmarried sister Caroline Nutton [b 1838] (machinist).

Living with them [in 1901] were Eliza's unmarried sister Caroline Nutton [b 1838] (retired cotton reeler), & nephew Wilkinson Nutton [b 1869] (cotton carder) 

Thomas died 17th November 1909.

Eliza died 23rd October 1930 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A8] with Eliza's sister Caroline Nutton [1838-13th July 1921]

Peel, Thomas Brook
[1817-1???] In July 1854, he was charged with the manslaughter of Isaac Jowett.

On 12th April 1854, Peel was ill-treating a female with whom he was drinking at the King of Prussia public house in Halifax. Both parties were the worse for liquor.

Jowett intervened, Peel struck him with a single violent blow under the left ear, and he died before medical assistance could be called.

At the Trial Peel was found Guilty, but recommended to mercy, and imprisoned for 14 days

Peel, Walker Gordon
[1884-1962] Son of John Peel.

He started work for F. Lomas & Son.

He inherited the business on the death of his father-in-law Lewis Lomas.

In 1914, he married Edith daughter of Lewis Lomas, in Halifax.

He died 28th August 1962

Peel, William
[18??-19??] He had a haulage business in Greetland.

He built Holly Mount, Greetland [1925].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace

Peel, William
[1804-1881] Son of John Peel.

Born in Stainland [6th June 1804].

Baptised 15th July 1804.

He was a manufacturer employing 3 men, 4 boys & 10 girls [1871].

He owned mills in Elland – South Lane Mills Whitwell Mill – which he left to his sons.

On 24th February 1833, he married Sarah Jackson [1810-1872] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary who died 29th May 1836 (aged 11 weeks) 
  2. John
  3. Mary Ann [b 1839]
  4. Robert Smith
  5. Sarah Elizabeth [30th March 1844-20th April 1887]
  6. Maria [12th May 1846-30th May 1890]
  7. Ely
  8. Ephraim

The family lived at Victoria Road, Elland [1871].

Sarah died 1st November 1872 (aged 62).

William died 2nd October 1881 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: L8]

Peel, William
[1870-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was a draper's assistant [1896].

On 9th September 1896, he married Mary Ann Smith [1871-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Clarence Eastwood
  2. Kathleen Elizabeth [b 1900]
  3. Lilian Mary [b 1904]
  4. Amy Lemira [b 1907]

The children were born in Greetland & baptised at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.

The family lived at

  • 1 Union Street, Greetland [1901, 1911]
  • 35 Bruce Street, Wellington Road, Leeds [1917]

Peel, William Henry
[1836-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a merchant [1871].

In 1865, he married Mary Charlotte Ludgate [1844-1???] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Mary Charlotte came from Sydenham, Kent
 

Children:

  1. Frederick H. [b 1866]
  2. Eleanor Mary [b 1868] who married Hugh Kershaw
  3. Charlotte Lucy [b 1870]
  4. Harold George [b 1877] who was a medical assistant [1901]

The family lived at Perth Villas, Lightcliffe [1871]

 

Peel surname

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

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

Unattached BMDs for Peel:


Marriages 1835, 1855, 1857, 1867, 1870; Deaths 1897, 1899, 1900
 



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