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Roberts, AlbertRef 173-4660
[1???-19??] Light haulage contractor and delivery specialist.

He was at 12 North Parade, Halifax [1936]

Roberts, AlbertRef 173-10
[1857-1924] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker.

In 1887, he married Mary Ann Irving [1862-1930] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Harold [1887-1953]
  2. Samuel [1888-1890]
  3. Arthur Stanley
  4. Dorothy [1893-1949] who married [1915] Allan Chapman Farrar [1892-1949]
  5. Richard Irving [1898-1953]
  6. Albert [1900-1959]
  7. Leslie Irving [1905-1950]

The children were born in Boothtown.

The family lived at

  • 2 All Souls Terrace [1891]
  • 21 Boothtown Road [1901]
  • 22 Bankfield View [1911]

Roberts, AlbertRef 173-1729
[1875-19??] Son of Joseph Dixon Roberts.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He was brass finisher [1897, 1901].

In 1897, he married Mary Elizabeth Walker at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of John William Walker
 

Children:

  1. Norman [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • Martin Street, Brighouse [1897]
  • 45 Manley Street, Brighouse [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed father-in-law John William Walker

Roberts, AndyRef 173-280
[19??-] Local author of several books on UFOs

Roberts, ArthurRef 173-43
[18??-19??] Of Stubbings, Triangle.

He sustained cuts to his scalp and fingers in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, and was detained at Halifax Infirmary

Roberts, Arthur EdwardRef 173-3
[1899-1918] Son of Charles Frederick Roberts.

He was educated at Parkinson Lane School & Trinity School / studying with the Rev Canon R. F. Pechey with a view to becoming a missionary in South America.

During World War I, he served as a Private / Stretcher Bearer with the 2nd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [14th May 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Houchin British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Roberts, Rev Arthur S.Ref 173-278
[18??-19??] MA.

He was educated at St John's College Cambridge before becoming Deacon of Todmorden [1890], Curate at Todmorden [1892], and Assistant priest at Todmorden [1897].

His name is inscribed on one of the bells at Todmorden Parish Church

Roberts, Arthur StanleyRef 173-6
[1890-1917] Son of Albert Roberts.

Born in Halifax.

He was an assistant grocer.

During World War I, he served as a Trooper with the British South African Police.

He died 10th October 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe [Grave Ref R 96]

Roberts, Rev Basil ColebyRef 173-698
[1875-1944] Curate at St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1911-1913]. In 1913, he was appointed Lecturer and Fellow of St Augustine's College, Canterbury. He later served in Singapore and Siberia

Roberts, BenjaminRef 173-1386
[1871-1903] Son of Joseph Dixon Roberts.

He married Sarah [1873-1902].

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1897]
  2. Frank [b 1900]

The family lived at Denham Street, Brighouse [1901].

Mary was buried [1902] with her father-in-law in the unconsecrated section of Brighouse Cemetery. Benjamin was buried with them [1903]

Roberts, Charles FrederickRef 173-5
[1876-1929] Son of John Roberts.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wine merchant's manager [1911]

On 27th September 1898, he married Edith Bates [1878-1927] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edith was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Edward
  2. Dorothy [b 1907]
  3. Constance Mary [b 1910]

The family lived at 10 St Bevan's Road, Halifax [1911].

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Edith [29th January 1927]; Charles Frederick [25th March 1929]

Roberts, Rev ChristopherRef 173-16
[18??-19??] On 15th July 1893, he became resident Minister at Brighouse Primitive Methodist Church

Roberts, Rev Clarence DavidRef 173-669
[1896-19??] Curate-in-Charge of Holmfield before becoming Vicar of Southowram [1933, 1936]. He was a Waterhouse lecturer at Halifax Parish Church

Roberts, CyrilRef 173-7
[1924-1944] Son of Mabel & William Henry Roberts of 24 Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe & Choir / employed by Royston's.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 466 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was lost over Germany [18th March 1944] (aged 20), in the same aircraft as his brother-in-law Gordon Edgar Doggett & Harold Gordon Price.

He was buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 7 H 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Roberts, Cyril AinleyRef 173-18
[1895-1918] Son of Fred Roberts.

He was a solicitor's clerk [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Second Lieutenant with the 13th Battalion C Company Royal Tank Corps.

He was killed in action at Mitle Kruisee Kemmel, Belgium [25th April 1918] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 159-160], on the Memorial at Saint Andrew's Church, Stainland, and on the family grave at Bethel Methodist New Connexion Graveyard, Outlane

Roberts, DavidRef 173-262
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Sedburgh Mills, Halifax.

In December 1857, he was declared bankrupt.

During the bankruptcy hearing, he was suspected of concealing assets in order to defraud his creditors, and he confessed that £940 in gold and banknotes was hidden up the chimney of a house in Bradford. The gold was concealed in a money belt together with an address in the USA. The court decided that Roberts intended to abscond to America. He had also sent many goods to fictitious names at houses in Manchester and elsewhere. The discoveries yielded payments of 20/- in the pound to his creditors

Roberts, DennisRef 173-499
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Sowerby Bridge [1857]

Roberts, E.Ref 173-1327
[1???-19??] Commercial photographer at 11 Square Road, Halifax [1936]

Roberts, EdwinRef 173-343
[1869-19??] Born in Bacup.

He was a watchmaker [1901] / a watchmaker & jeweller [1911] / in business on Commercial Street, Halifax.

In 1892, he married Martha Ann Pilling [1869-19??] in Haslingden.


Martha Ann was born in Bacup
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1893] who was an assistant to his father [1911]
  2. Leonard Ernest

The family lived at

  • 18 Third Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 33 St Albans Avenue, Halifax [1911, 1915]

Roberts, FrankRef 173-1389
[1876-1945] Son of Joseph Dixon Roberts.

Born in Brighouse.

Between 1891 and 1899, he left Brighouse to work in wire drawing in Musselburgh, Scotland.

In 1899, he married Joan/Joanna Pow in Musselburgh.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1900]
  2. Emma [b 1902]
  3. Beatrice [b 1903]
  4. Josiah [b 1907]
  5. Albert [b 1908]
  6. Norman [b 1916]

Around 1905, the family returned to Brighouse where the 3 youngest children were born

Roberts, Dr Frank AllanRef 173-1306
[1867-19??] Born in Gomersal.

He was a doctor in Brighouse.

He gave evidence at the inquest following the death of Samuel Watkinson [1939].

He lived at Houghton House, Brighouse [1911]

Roberts, FredRef 173-17
[1861-1927] Born in Longwood.

He was a brewer [1911].

He married Elizabeth Ainley [1859-1915].


Elizabeth was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Horace Ainley [1887-1952] who was an electrician [1911]
  2. Cyril

The family lived at Maplin Lea, Outlane [1911]

Elizabeth died in 1915.

Fred died 13th January 1927 (aged 64).

Elizabeth, Fred & Horace were buried at Bethel Methodist New Connexion Graveyard, Outlane

Son Cyril died in World War I, and is remembered on the grave

Roberts, FredRef 173-8
[1891-1915] Son of Emma & Joseph Roberts of 8 Firth Street, Rastrick.

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

He died 27th September 1915 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Roberts, Frederick JohnRef 173-1682
[1832-1901] Born in Cambridge.

He joined the Army in 1849. He served 4 years 10 months in Malta and 5 years 1 month in Gibraltar. He was a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 15th Regiment of Infantry when he retired from the army in November 1870.

He was a lodger at the Bowling Green Inn, Halifax [1871] / a Chelsea Pensioner & beerseller at the Blue Bell Inn, Halifax [1881] / beerhouse keeper at the Blue Bell Inn, Halifax [1891, 1893].

In March 1893, he was declared insolvent

He married (1) Unknown.

He was a widower by 1871.

In 1875, he married (2) Helen [1839-1914] in Halifax.


Helen was born in Blair Athol, Scotland.

She was the widow of Frederick Marshall and had 4 children by her previous marriage

 

Children:

  1. Maude [b 1883]
  2. Ellen [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • 5 Gaol Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Heath Avenue, Halifax [1914]

Living with them [in 1881] was lodger Joshua Baxendale (Chelsea Pensioner).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 2 HH 39]

Roberts, G. H.Ref 173-315
[18??-19??] Partner in Roberts & Hirst Limited

Roberts, Rev G. LloydRef 173-673
[18??-19??] Assistant Curate at Halifax [1922] and Vicar of Cragg Vale [1923]

Roberts, Gerard ChipchaseRef 173-1
[1874-1916] Son of Annie Chipchase Roberts and Captain Henry William Roberts (98th Regiment), of Hollingside, Durham.

Born in Sunderland, County Durham [17th January 1874].

In January 1904, he married Winifred Milbanke Hudson [1884-1965] in Durham.


Winifred was born in Sunderland, County Durham, daughter of Ralph Milbanke Hudson, shipowner
 

He appears on the electoral rolls at Beechwood, Sowerby [1906-1912].

They lived at

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the 14th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

He was mentioned in Despatches.

He died at Neuve Chapelle in France [8th June 1916] (aged 42).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd September 1916].

He was buried at Pont-de-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France [Grave Ref I B 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on a brass plaque in Sowerby Church commemorating him and the men who fell with him at Neuve Chapelle. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,826 11/5d.

Probate was granted to Maurice Lennox Roberts (gunner in the Royal Artillery)  and Kennett Champain Bayley (solicitor) 

Roberts, H. W.Ref 173-824
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in September 1929

Roberts, J. D.Ref 173-825
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in November 1930

Roberts, Rev J. T.Ref 173-1140
[18??-18??] Pastor at West Vale Baptist Church [1878-1883]

Roberts, JamesRef 173-614
[16??-1???] Curate at Luddenden [1678]

Roberts, Rev JamesRef 173-1507
[18??-1???] Minister at Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel [1869]. He left to become a missionary

Roberts, JamesRef 173-893
[18??-19??] Watchmaker and jeweller. In 1881, he took over the business established by Mr Lewthwaite. In 1890, he moved to 19 Cheapside, Halifax

Roberts, JohnRef 173-246
[1607-1721] Of Hipperholme.

He was carrier. He claimed that he had never drunk more than half-a-pint of liquor at one time.

He died at the age of 114 (less 1 month) [10th November 1721]. He was buried at Halifax Parish Church.

See Longevity

Roberts, JohnRef 173-13
[1845-1???] Son of Samuel Roberts.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1861] / a master carpenter & joiner [1881].

Around 1871, he married Elizabeth [1847-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1871]
  2. Anne [b 1874]
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1875]
  4. Charles Frederick
  5. John Walton [b 1878]

The family lived at 4 Upper Bell Hall [1881]

Roberts, JohnRef 173-1447
[1870-19??] Son of Sarah Ann and Richard Roberts.

He took over from his mother as landlord of the Junction Hotel, Halifax

Roberts, John CharlesRef 173-1388
[1880-1905] He was buried with his father, brother Benjamin and sister-in-law Sarah in the unconsecrated section of Brighouse Cemetery

Roberts, John CrowtheyRef 173-19
[1813-1???] Illegitimate son of Phoebe Lockwood & Thomas Roberts, millwright of Brighouse.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [14th March 1813]

Roberts, Dr John VarleyRef 173-R429
[1841-19??] MusBac.

Born at Stanningley. His name was sometimes written Dr John Varley-Roberts.

He was at St Bartholomew's Church, Armley before becoming choirmaster and Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1868-1882].

In 1876, he wrote the music for a cantata by Rev Thomas Cox.

In 1882, he succeeded his brother, Sir Walter Parratt, as organist at Magdalen College Oxford. He held the post for 36 years.

He wrote an Appendix and Supplement to Cheetham's Psalmody.

He lived at King Cross Street, Halifax [1874].

See John Harry Shepley

Roberts, John W.Ref 173-1500
[18??-19??] General furnisher at Bell Hall Joinery Works, Halifax [1911]

Roberts, JonasRef 173-766
[1???-1???] A shoemaker of Brig-Nook, Todmorden.

He married a daughter of Jeremy Hauworth

Roberts, JosephRef 173-1438
[17??-18??] Auctioneer at Halifax. Recorded in 1828, when he was at 2 Silver Street, Halifax

Roberts, Joseph DixonRef 173-889
[1845-1900] Born in Cleckheaton.

Between 1876 and 1880, the family moved to Brighouse.

Around 1890, he opened a business as a staple and rivet manufacturer at Victoria Wire Works, Brighouse. He was a wire manufacturer there [1895].

On 20th February 1869, he married Emma Jane Mack [1847-1909] at Birstall.

Children:

  1. Adelaide [b 1867]
  2. William [b 1870]
  3. Benjamin
  4. Albert
  5. Frank
  6. John Charles
  7. Sarah [b 1883]
  8. Josiah

The family lived at

  • 5 Church Gate, Brighouse [1880, 1883]
  • Martin Street, Brighouse

He was buried in the unconsecrated section of Brighouse Cemetery, and other members of his family were subsequently buried with him

Roberts, Josiah DixonRef 173-1382
[1884-1907] Son of Joseph Dixon Roberts.

He was a railway clerk of Clifton Bridge, Brighouse. He died at the age of 22. He was buried in the unconsecrated section of Brighouse Cemetery, with his father and other members of his family

Roberts, KennethRef 173-1678
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1963]. He won caps for Great Britain whilst at Halifax

Roberts, KimRef 173-709
[1945-2000] Born Rosemary Cottman in Halifax. Only child of Tommy Cottnam. She became a singer and actress

Roberts, Leonard ErnestRef 173-345
[1897-1915] Son of Edwin Roberts.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1912] / a member of Trinity Road baptist Church / working in his father's jewellery business.

During World War I, he enlisted in the first week of September 1914 and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent the front in April 1915.

He died from gas poisoning at Ypres [19th December 1915] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st January 1916].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV H 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

Roberts, MargaretRef 173-40
[1840-1???] Aka Peggy.

Illegitimate daughter of Sarah of Stansfield, daughter of Richard Roberts.

Baptised at St James & St John, Hebden Bridge [May 1850], father not recorded.

Sister of Naomi.

The sisters lived together at 33 Milner Royd, Sowerby [1861]

In 1861, Naomi was a head cotton weaver, and Peggy was a worsted drawer.

She continued to live with her sister after Naomi married John Greenwood [1866] She lived with them [1871, 1881, 1891]. She was a woollen weaver [1871, 1881, 1891].

Naomi died in 1907.

In 1911, a Margaret Roberts [aged 70] (formerly a weaver in a woollen mill) was listed as an inmate of the Halifax Union Poor Law Hospital at Salterhebble

Roberts, NaomiRef 173-39
[1837-1907] Illegitimate daughter of Sarah of Stansfield, daughter of Richard Roberts.

Baptised at St James & St John, Hebden Bridge [May 1850], father not recorded.

Sister of Peggy.

The sisters lived together at 33 Milner Royd, Sowerby [1861]

In 1861, Naomi was a head cotton weaver, and Peggy was a worsted drawer.

In 1866, Naomi married John Greenwood

Roberts, RichardRef 173-1471
[1???-1???] He married Sarah A. Culpan.

Children:

  1. John

Roberts, RichardRef 173-37
[1791-1861] Born in New Hey, Lancashire.

He was a wool comber [1841] / a coal dealer [1851].

On 24th September 1815, he married Margaret Howorth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1816] who was a factory hand [1851] and had 2 illegitimate daughters: Naomi & Peggy
  2. Hannah [bapt Heptonstall 25th June 1820] who married Thomas Sunderland

The family lived at Under Bank Hall, Stansfield, Lower Third, Todmorden [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1841] were daughter Hannah, her husband Thomas Sunderland, and daughter Susannah.

Living with them [in 1851] were granddaughters Naomi and Peggy.

Richard was found dead in bed (without marks of violence, supposed natural causes) [19th September 1861] (aged 70) 

Roberts, RichardRef 173-1357
[18??-19??] Brewer at the Railway Brewery, Rastrick [1902]

Roberts, RobertRef 173-2
[18??-1???] He was (possibly) master of St Paul's National School [1862]

Roberts, SamuelRef 173-741
[17??-18??] A Halifax hosier.

In 1788, Joseph King was executed for uttering a forged note with intent to defraud Roberts

Roberts, SamuelRef 173-14
[1817-1???] Born in Clifton.

He was a wire drawer [1861, 1881].

Around 1846, he married Elizabeth [1824-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Emma [b 1849] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]
  3. Gregory Henry [b 1855] who was a wire drawer [1881]
  4. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1856]
  5. David [b 1861] who was a wire drawer [1881]
  6. Samuel [b 1863] who was a wire drawer [1881]

The family lived at

  • Shroggs [1851]
  • Shroggs Bottom, Ovenden [1861]
  • Crossley's Buildings, Ovenden [1871, 1881]

Roberts, SamuelRef 173-193
[1822-1888] Born in Colne.

He was a grocer.

He married Grace Dewhirst [1822-1880].


Grace was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Ann [1854-1934] who married Joshua Sykes

Grace died 28th September 1880.

Samuel died 3rd June 1888.

Grace & Samuel were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax are buried All Souls;

Roberts, Samuel DrakeRef 173-860
[1832-1???] Born in Bradford.

He lived at Wyke, Gomersall and Brighouse. He wrote a tragedy entitled Stansfield [1863] and a novel entitled The Yorkshire Cousins [1896] under the pseudonym Stephen Wyke

Roberts, Rev ThomasRef 173-856
[17??-1779] Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1777]

Roberts, ThomasRef 173-12
[1848-1890] A chemist.

He died in Sowerby Bridge, after a long & painful illness [25th November 1890] (aged 42) 

Roberts, ThomasRef 173-11
[1918-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Samuel Roberts of Pellon.

Born in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 70th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in Halifax [24th February 1944] (aged 26).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [H 106]

Roberts, W.Ref 173-21
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1862 when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery

Roberts, Rev WilliamRef 173-851
[18??-18??] He trained at Hackney College and served at Southampton before becoming Minister at Square Congregational Church, Halifax [1862-1866]. He left to serve at Upper Holloway, London and then at Salisbury

Roberts, WilliamRef 173-15
[18??-1917] Born in Preston.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Arras [9th October 1917].

He was buried at Favreuil British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Roberts, WilliamRef 173-20
[1889-19??] Son of Arthur John Humber Roberts, foreman.

Born in Gloucestershire.

He was a carter of Cheetham Street, Halifax [1910] / a carter [1911].

In [Q2] 1910, he married Mary Alice Berry at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Alice, of Chatham Street, Halifax, was the daughter of
Alfred Berry
 

Children:

  1. Clarice [b 1912]

They lived at 10a Thorn Tree Street, Halifax [1911]

Roberts, WilliamRef 173-9
[1891-1918]

In [Q2] 1914, he married Margaret Mullen in Halifax.

They lived at 6 Squire's Court, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 26th March 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 90-93], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Roberts, William EdgeRef 173-215
[1865-1943] Born in Liverpool [14th January 1865].

He was an outfitter [1908].

On 20th October 1908, he married Caroline Mary Dean in Formby.


Caroline Mary was the daughter of
Luke Henry Goodyear / Dean
 

William died in Liverpool [3rd February 1943].

Caroline Mary died in Crosby in 1972

 

Roberts surnameRef 173-4
There are over 50 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Roberts, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Roberts:


Baptism 1856; Marriages 1812, 1881, 1907, 1916, 1937; Death 1907
 



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