Pilling ...



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

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

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Pilling, Mr
[16??-17??] Around 1713, he collected £65 from friends in London and – with further local help – he built a schoolhouse near Cross Stone Church

Pilling, A.
[18??-1???] In 1858, he established the business which became Pilling & Elders

Pilling, Abraham
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Brighouse [1882] / Martin's Nest, Brighouse [1887, 1894]

Pilling, Albert
[18??-1???] Manager of the Bridge End Co-Op, Rastrick which opened on 26th August 1872

Pilling, C.
[18??-19??] Partner in Gig Mill Spinning Company [1921]

Pilling, Charles
[18??-1???] Stationmaster at Brighouse Railway Station [1877]

Pilling, George
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse. Around 1870, he wrote a number of pieces for the local newspapers

Pilling, Harold
[18??-1917] He lived at Todmorden.

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

He was killed in action [6th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A],

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pilling, Harold
[1887-1916] Son of Hugh Pilling.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a fitter (textiles) [1911].

In [Q2] 1913, he married Mabel Mayall in Oldham.

They lived at 22 Manley Road, Oldham.

During World War I, he enlisted at Woolwich, and served as an Armament Staff Sergeant with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attached to the 74 Siege Battery South African Heavy Artillery.

He was killed in action [29th November 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref C 19].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Pilling, Harold Dixon
[1897-1917] Illegitimate son of Mary Ann Pilling [1872-1???].


Mary Ann was the illegitimate daughter of Kitty (Kate)  Pilling [1848-1928].

Kate was born in Bacup. She never married and had another daughter out of wedlock

 

Born in Bacup [25th April 1897].

Baptised at St John the Evangelist's Church, Bacup [25th April 1897].

In 1911, he lived at 18 Old Lane, Todmorden, with his grandmother Kitty (Kate) Pilling.

He was a picker maker with Fielden Holt & Sons.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 6th September 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Shade Council School, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Pilling, Harry
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a carter [1901] / beerhouse keeper at the Royal Oak, Ambler Thorn [1901].

In 1896, he married Jane Woodhead [1873-19??] from Queensbury.

Children:

  1. May [b 1896]

Pilling, Herbert
[1896-1916] Son of Oliver Pilling

Born in Elland.

He was associated with Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland / an oiler [1911] / gardener's assistant to his father.

During World War I, he enlisted [25th January 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died after being buried beneath about 16 ft of debris caused by a shell. [2nd August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Pilling, Herbert Wilfred
[18??-19??] Of West View, Hipperholme.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration

Pilling, Hugh
[1859-1911] Born in Todmorden.

He was a jobbing moulder (textile works) [1911].

On 17th June 1882, he married Charlotte Ann Greenwood [1861-1921] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James William [b 1886] who was a machine worker (textiles) [1911]
  2. Harold
  3. Leonard [b 1890] who was a millwright [1911]
  4. Lewis John [b 1893] who was a brass finisher [1911]
  5. Wilbert [b 1896] who was a clerk [1911]

The family lived at Todmorden [1890].

Around 1891, the family moved to Oldham.

Hugh & Charlotte Ann both died in Oldham

Pilling, James
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Langfield [1835]

Pilling, James
[1857-19??] Born in Stockport.

He was landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Brighouse [1891, 1901, 1907].

In [Q2] 1879, he married Mary Allen [1855-19??].


Mary came from Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1880]
  2. Herbert [b 1882]
  3. Annie [b 1884]
  4. Gertrude [b 1893]

Pilling, James
[1866-1908] Born in Birchencliffe.

He was a woollen finisher [1891] / a cloth finisher (woollen) [1901].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Mary Ann Dowling [1867-1943] in Huddersfield.


Mary Ann came from West Bealings, Suffolk.

She was a woollen reeler [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Norman
  2. Doris [b 1895] who was a box tenter (worsted) [1911]
  3. Beatrice [b 1898] who was a card opener (worsted) [1911]
  4. Stanley [b 1900]
  5. Nora [b 1907]

The children were born in Birchencliffe.

The family lived at

  • 36 Briar Road, Lindley [1901]
  • 40 Brier Road, Birchencliffe [1911]

James died in 1908.

On 26th October 1918, Mary Ann married (2) Alfred Lindley at Elland Parish Church.

Pilling, James
[1880-1915] Son of Thomas Pilling.

Born in Mytholmroyd [12th June 1880].

Baptised at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [29th August 1880].

He was a weaver [1911].

On 23rd December 1911, he married Annie Parker [1885-19??] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Annie was born in Cragg Vale
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Littleborough

During World War I, he served as a Private. with the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action at Gallipoli [21st August 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 & 218-219], and in the book Royd Regeneration.

Pilling, John
[16??-16??] Aka Pillinge. Around 1650, he bought Stansfield Hall, Todmorden and other property from James Stansfield.

In 1675, he sold the Hall to Joshua Horton.

He married Mary Stansfield.

He was one of the electorate of 59 people when Jeremy Bentley was elected first MP for Halifax in 1654$1

Pilling, John
[17??-18??] In 1832, he and his stepdaughter, Priscilla Tatham, were charged with of robbing the shop of Mr Latham at Hipperholme and stealing goods to the value of £200. Priscilla was acquitted, and the jury threw out John's case

Pilling, John
[1900-1918] Son of Thomas Pilling.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th April 1918] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 52-54 & 162A], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pilling, John William
[18??-19??] 4th son of George Pilling of Savile Park, Halifax

On 10th April 1900, he married Emily Smith at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Emily was the 3rd daughter of Charles Smith of Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
 

Pilling, John William
[18??-19??] MPS.

Manufacturing chemist at Halifax.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Pilling's Phyodine Cures Nervousness, Gout, Neuralgia, etc

Prepared only by J. W. Pilling, M.P.S.
Manufacturing Chemist, Halifax

See Charles Smith and John Smith

Pilling, Leonard
[1894-1918] Son of Rachel & William Pilling of Royd Square, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died 14th July 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162]

Pilling, Marmaduke Sutcliffe
[18??-1933] Of Elland. He was Managing Director of M. Pilling & Sons Limited and Director of Charles Wood Limited.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,675

Pilling, Norman
[1893-1917] Son of James Pilling.

He was a gardener's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 78th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He died in India [13th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan

Pilling, Oliver
[1858-1924] His father was not recorded on his marriage records.

Born in Elland.

He was a gardener of Victoria Road, Elland [1892] / a gardener [1901].

In 1892, he married Sarah Horsfall [1859-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Westgate, Elland, was the daughter of Jonathan Horsfall, saddler
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1893] who was a weaver [1911]
  2. Herbert
  3. Joe [b 1898] who was a bobbin carrier [1911]

The children were born in Elland

The family lived at

  • 17 Scarborough Terrace, Elland [1901, 1911]
  • South Parade, Elland [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Alice Horsfall [b 1824].

Oliver died 21st October 1924 (aged 66).

Sarah died 9th July 1943 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Pilling, Ronald
[1892-1917] Born in Todmorden.

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

He died 17th January 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Pilling, Thomas
[1854-1???] Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a farmer [1874].

On 4th July 1874, he married Betsy Greenwood [1851-1???].


Betsy was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at High Stones, Cragg Vale, [1911]

Pilling, Thomas
[1864-1920] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Betsy Mitchell [1866-1933] in Todmorden.


Betsy was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1891] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Miriam [b 1894] who was a fustian weaver [1911]
  3. Edith [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. John
  5. Sidney [b 1907]
  6. Walter [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 9 Der Street, Todmorden [1911]
  • 8 Stephenson Yard, Todmorden [1918]

Thomas & Betsy were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Pilling, William
[1839-1911] He was a tobacconist / elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 / Alderman [1911].

He lived at 7 Elland Road, Brighouse

 

The Pilling family of Brighouse
Tenants of Brighouse Corn Mill who rebuilt the mill in 1785

Pilling surname

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

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Pilling, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Pilling:


Marriages 1858, 1877, 1886, 1909, 1915, 1935
 



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