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Richardson, MrRef 182-1761
[17??-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth [1782-1840] who married Mr Walton

There was a memorial brass to John and Elizabeth in Northgate End Chapel

Richardson, Rev A.Ref 182-1491
[19??-] Vicar of Clifton [1979-1992]

Richardson, Alfred EricRef 182-1763
[1905-1954] Son of Major Alfred Herbert Richardson.

He was an industrial chemist.

In 1929, he married Patricia Pearson in Halifax.

Children: Jean [1930-2002] who became a Doctor in Ireland, married and moved to the USA where she became a well-known Professor of Pathology

Richardson, Major Alfred HerbertRef 182-R1129
[1874-1951] Chief Constable of Halifax [1903-1944].

See Harrow Dog Kennels, Halifax

Richardson, ArthurRef 182-435
[1897-1916] Son of William Richardson.

He was a creeler (cotton) [1911] / working in a cotton mill at Dean Clough Mills.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Gunner with the Royal Navy.

He was killed in action [31st May 1916] (aged 19), when HMS Indefatigable was sunk in the Battle of Jutland.

In February 1916, he had gone home on leave, taking with him a young shipmate, Gunner William J. Mudge, an orphan from Devonport. Gunner Mudge also lost his life.

They are remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [12].

Arthur is also remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Richardson, BenjaminRef 182-633
[17??-18??] He was Master of Heywood's School

Richardson, Bernard HartleyRef 182-448
[18??-19??] Of Brighouse

He was a solicitor [1907].

On 1st August 1907, he married Florence May Birkinshaw of Halifax at Heckmondwike Parish Church

Richardson, Rev Campbell SleighRef 182-719
[18??-19??] Vicar of St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1907].

In 1919, he moved to Dewsbury Moor

Richardson, EdwardRef 182-593
[1839-1911] Son of John Richardson.

Born in Old Bank, Southowram.

Around 1885, he built houses on the new Fenton Estate, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah who married Alfred James Holcroft
  2. Norah who married Saxon Walshaw

His obituary recorded that


His first building project was in St James's Road where he erected several houses. Later on, he was responsible for the development of Hyde Park, Buttress Bank, Blackwood, Clover Hill, Savile Park, Stafford Avenue, Green Royd and King Cross estates
 

Richardson, EdwinRef 182-16
[1854-1???] Born in Stockport.

He was a millwright [1881] / a machine tool fitter [1891].

In [Q1] 1880, he married Emma Wilson in Salford.


Emma was the daughter of
Richard Arthur Wilson
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1882]
  2. Arthur [b 1884]
  3. John [b 1886]
  4. Edwin [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • 62 Woodbine Street, Salford [1881]
  • 67 West Clowes Street, Salford [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] were widowed mother-in-law Ellen Wilson [b 1828], & sister-in-law Sarah Ann Wilson [b 1868] (dress maker) 

Richardson, Eric LeslieRef 182-9
[1892-1915] Son of Joseph Richardson.

Born in Brighouse.

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

He died 18th May 1915.

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France [Grave Ref IV H 10]

Richardson, FrankRef 182-7
[1883-1916] Son of John Richardson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner's apprentice [1901].

He does not appear in the UK Census of 1911, and was probably in Australia.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 59th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He was killed in action [19th July 1916] (aged 33).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd September 1916].

He was buried at V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial, Fromelles, France [Grave Ref 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

Richardson, FrankRef 182-11
[1906-1944] Son of Arthur Richardson of Greetland.

Born in Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Naval Canteen Service aboard the sloop HMS Kite.

He died 21st August 1944 (aged 38)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-344 and sank in the Barents Sea with the loss of 203 of her crew of 217.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 80 1], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Richardson, Frank HerbertRef 182-1764
[1907-19??] Son of Major Alfred Herbert Richardson.

He was the school dentist in Halifax.

In 1932, he married Ethel Radcliffe.

They had no children.

They lived at 42 Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe [1951].

He died in the 1950s

Richardson, Harold VauzeyRef 182-17
[1876-1948] Son of James Collingwood Richardson.

Born in Southowram.

He was an electrical instrument maker's apprentice [1891] / a teacher of music [1901] / choirmaster at St Anne's in the Grove Church / organist at St Anne's in the Grove Church for 42 years.

He lived with his parents at

  • 10 Cain Lane, Southowram [1881]
  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1901]
  • Fernside, Cain Lane, Southowram [1905]
  • 24 Cain Lane, Southowram [1911]

In [Q2] 1934, he married Edith Flynn Latham [1879-1969] in Halifax.

Harold Vauzey died 24th March 1948 (aged 71) 

Edith died 11th April 1969 (aged 90) 

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-A27]

Richardson, HenryRef 182-1699
[1784-1874] Born in Ripley, Yorkshire.

He was wharfinger at Sowerby Bridge [1841-1874].

On 17th September 1815, he married Margaret Anne Spence [1785-1861] at Hartshead.


Margaret Anne, from Bradley, was (possibly) the daughter of George Netherwood
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1816]
  2. Margaret Anne [1818-1885] who married Richard Higham
  3. Jane [1823-1823]
  4. Henry
  5. Elizabeth [b 1827]
  6. Jane [1830-1892] who married John Clegg

The children were all baptised at Hartshead, except Jane, who was baptised at Halifax Parish Church

The family lived at Wharf House, Sowerby Bridge [1841-1874].

Living with them [in 1851] were grandchildren Joe Higham [b  1840] and Mary Higham [b 1842]

Living with the widowed Henry [in 1871] were granddaughter Mary and her children.

Henry died 17th February 1874.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £3,000. Probate was granted to Henry Alexander Norris and William Stott

Richardson, HenryRef 182-178
[1825-1904] Son of Henry Richardson.

Born in Cooper Bridge.

He was a wharfinger [1871, 1881] / a lodging house keeper [1891].

On 3rd August 1868, he married Caroline Thomas [1835-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.


Caroline was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1869-1940]

They lived at

Richardson, Herbert DonaldRef 182-12
[1897-1917] Son of Joe Richardson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon / a worsted frame doffer [1911] / employed by Hollingrake & Clegg Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [January 1917].

He was killed at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th March 1918].

He was buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France [Grave Ref III E 21].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Pellon, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Richardson, J.Ref 182-1209
[18??-19??] Foreman, then manager, then director of Smith, Barker & Willson Limited. He was Managing Director of Willson Lathes Limited

Richardson, JamesRef 182-20
[1784-1847] He was a butcher in Halifax [1850].

He married Isabella [1789-1855].

Children:

  1. James
  2. William [bapt 24th August 1824]
  3. Thomas Squire [1827-5th February 1871] who was buried with his parents
  4. (possibly) Margaret Eliza [bapt 16th September 1834]

James died 24th February 1847 (aged 63).

Isabella died 1st November 1855 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4355]

Richardson, JamesRef 182-1715
[18??-18??] In the mid-19th century, he is recorded at the Craven Heifer, Halifax.

At the time, he issued 2d tokens for use with games of billiards at the pub.

The tokens were inscribed


James Richardson
Craven Heifer
2d
Halifax

and on the reverse, an image of a billiard table, cue and balls and


Twist & Morris
Sole Inventors & Makers
Broad St
Islington, Birm.

An example of the tokens can be seen in The British Museum

Richardson, JamesRef 182-19
[1822-1870] Son of James Richardson.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised in Halifax [28th July 1822].

He was a butcher in Halifax [1850, 1851].

He married Ann [1825-1850].

Ann died 1st June 1850 (aged 25).

In 1851, he was living at Fenton's Court, Russell Street, Halifax, with his nephew Thomas Ingham [b 1845].

In 1861, he was lodging with Frank Foster at 8 Union Street, Halifax.

James died 28th May 1870 (aged 48).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4354]

Richardson, JamesRef 182-14
[1826-1891] Of Sowerby Bridge.

He married Hannah [1869-1918].

Children:

  1. Mary Harriet [b 1851] who died aged 2 years & 9 months
  2. Emma [b 186?] who married [q4/1888] Harry Kershaw & had a son Lewis [1889-1897]

Hannah died 2nd July 1894 (aged 71).

James died 18th February 1891 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3405]

Richardson, Dr JamesRef 182-1181
[1844-1???] He was an assistant surgeon boarding with Ernest Hamerton [1871] and a Surgeon at Elland [1874].

In 1880, he was declared bankrupt

Richardson, James CollingwoodRef 182-18
[1806-1883] Born in Southowram.

He was a card maker [1871, 1881].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Ellen Cohen [1840-1???] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Camberwell, Surrey
 

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1876] who was a chemist#s apprentice [1891]
  2. Harold Vauzey

They lived at

  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • 10 Cain Lane, Southowram [1881]
  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1901]

James died in Halifax [Q4 1883]

Richardson, JoeRef 182-13
[1861-1928] Son of Joseph Richardson [1822-1???], joiner.

Born in Pellon.

He was a stoker of Pellon [1884] / a stationary engine driver at mill [1891] / an engine driver at wire mill [1901] / a stationary engineman [1911].

In 1884, he married Ada Holmes [1863-1925] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ada, of Hopwood Lane, Halifax, was born in Oxenhope, the daughter of Abraham Holmes, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Arnold [b 1890] who was a wiredrawer [1911]
  2. Herbert Donald
  3. Joe [b 1899] who was a part time worsted setter [1911]
  4. Alice [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 11 Pellon, Halifax [1891]
  • 29 Mount Pellon, Halifax [1901]
  • 254 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911, 1925, 1928]

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 3 C 22].

Son Herbert is remembered on the headstone

Richardson, JohnRef 182-1582
[16??-1???] A clothier in Ovenden.

Recorded in 1682, when he leased The Langhton, Ovenden

Richardson, Dr JohnRef 182-526
[16??-1???] Son of John Richardson. He was an apothecary in Leeds

Richardson, JohnRef 182-521
[1613-1702] A Halifax scrivener. He practised for over 50 years from 1637 to 1702. He was Steward of the Manor of Halifax [1661].

He married Unknown [1627-1698].

Children:

  1. Ellen who married Thomas Woolrich
  2. Sarah
  3. John

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Richardson, JohnRef 182-536
[17??-1???] In 1783, he and Michael Richardson were cotton manufacturers at Slitheroe Mills, Rishworth.

See Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden

Richardson, JohnRef 182-1760
[17??-1825] Of Halifax.

Son of Mr Richardson.

There was a memorial brass to him and his sister Elizabeth in Northgate End Chapel

Richardson, JohnRef 182-1523
[18??-19??] On 21st July 1924, Halifax Corporation were sued at Leeds Assizes for alleged malicious prosecution. £300 damages awarded to G. H. Willson and £71 2/3d to Richardson

Richardson, JohnRef 182-1566
[18??-19??] Manufacturer at Halifax.

He was a trustee of the Halifax Ragged School [1897]

Richardson, JohnRef 182-1368
[1807-1874] Born in Clifton. He was a wire drawer [1839] and a furniture broker [1869].

On 17th December 1827, he married (1) Hannah Smith.

Children:

  1. Samuel Smith

On 16th October 1837, he married (2) Mary Ann Drake [1814-1874].

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Levi [b 1844]
  3. Thomas [b 1844]
  4. Grace [b 1846]
  5. John [b 1849]

The family lived at

  • Old Bank, Southowram
  • 53 Swine Market, Halifax [1874]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Richardson, JohnRef 182-3
[1829-1904] Son of Joseph Richardson.

Born in Southowram.

He was a banker's clerk [1851] / a secretary-clerk to a woollen manufacturer [1881] / a retired bank manager [1901].

On 29th May 1851, he married Elizabeth Crowther [1823-1890] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Crowther
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. John Crowther [1856-1857] who died August 24th 1857 (aged 14 months) 
  3. Fredrick William [b 1858]

The family lived at

  • 9 Clare Road, Halifax [1901, 1904]
  • Akroydon Villa [1881]

Living with the widowed John [in 1901] were his widowed daughter-in-law Dora Louisa Richardson and grandson John Henry Richardson.

Elizabeth died 28th July 1890 (aged 67).

John died 6th November 1904 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P19]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £200 8/6d.

Probate was granted to daughter-in-law Dora Louisa Richardson

Richardson, JohnRef 182-6
[1849-1904] Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter employing 2 men [1881] / a house painter [1891, 1901]

In [Q1] 1872, he married Sarah Ellen Aked in Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was the daughter of
Thomas Edward Aked
 

Children:

  1. John Aked [b 1873] who was a small wire drawer [1891]
  2. James William [b 1875] who was an office boy [1891], a solicitor's clerk [1901], a law clerk [1911]
  3. Ernest Edward [b 1878] who was a butcher's apprentice [1891]
  4. Ephalina [1881-1970] who married Thomas Wilfred Baldwin
  5. Frank

The family lived at

  • 3 Stannary Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 30 Beech Hill Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Colin Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] & 1901, was widowed mother-in-law Ephalina Aked [b 1824].

Sarah Helen died in 1902 (aged 54).

John died in 1904 (aged 55) 

Richardson, John HopeRef 182-1363
[1850-1???] He was Manager of the Halifax Bonding Warehouse.

He lived at 86 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1891]

Richardson, John ValentineRef 182-15
[1884-1918] Adopted son of John William Pickles.

Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

He was a warehouseman (dress goods) [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Ordnance Corps.

He died in Stockport Military Hospital [8th June 1918] (aged 33).

He was buried at Duke Street Cemetery, Southport [XV C.E. 673]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Richardson, JonathanRef 182-4000
[17??-18??] Recorded in 1800, when he occupied Brookfoot Corn Mill

Richardson, JonathanRef 182-135
[1771-1814] He was a miller [1801].

On 10th October 1801, he married Alice Freeman in Southowram.


Alice was the daughter of
William Freeman
 

Children:

  1. William

Alice died in 1808.

Jonathan died in 1814.

The orphaned William [aged 10] went to live with his uncle Samuel Freeman

Richardson, JosephRef 182-1
[1791-1859] Son of John Richardson.

Born in Southowram.

He was a butcher [1824, 1837] / a farmer of 29 acres employing 2 men [1851] / a stone merchant employing 20 men [1851, 1853].

On 23rd November 1824, he married (1) Ellen Lister [1802-1837].


Ellen was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Lister
  2. John John [b 1829] who was a banker's clerk [1851]
  3. Ann [1832-20th September 1869] who never married
  4. Ellen [14th March 1834-23rd May 1912] who married Joseph Richardson
  5. Joseph who died 20th September 1837 (aged 5 months) 

They lived at Cross Platts, Southowram [1851].

Ellen died at Cross Platts (possibly in childbirth) [13th November 1837].

On 28th May 1847, Joseph married Sarah Hope [1804-1849] in Halifax.

Sarah died 22nd August 1849 (aged 45).

. died at Cross Platts [10th June 1859] (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P18]

Richardson, JosephRef 182-1627
[18??-1???] Recorded in 1898, when he was reported as retiring from his Laundry Business in Battinson Street, Southowram

Richardson, JosephRef 182-85
[1819-1885] Born in Halifax [18th August 1819].

In the mid-19th century, he worked at dyeing and finishing at Roubaix in Northern France.

In 1851, he obtained a patent for his dyeing apparatus.

He saw the industrial potential of Brookfoot with its constant supply of water offered by the Red Beck.

In 1870, he founded the Brookfoot Dye Works with partners Mr Thompson and Samuel Naylor, and with his own son as manager.

He was a master dyer employing 133 men and 17 boys [1881].

In 1894, the business was sold to Mr Hannam and it became Thornton, Hannam & Marshall.

On 15th February 1853, he married Ellen Richardson.


Ellen was the daughter of Joseph Richardson
 

Children:

  1. William Hartley
  2. Ellen [b 1859] who was born in France & married Ambler Leyland
  3. Anne [b 1861] who was born in St Roubaix, France, & married Stanley Dickinson
  4. Joseph [b 1865]
  5. John [1872] who died 2 days old
  6. Mary [b 1876] who was born in Halifax

The family lived at

Joseph died at Brookfoot House [31st July 1885].

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-T9] in the family vault [5th August 1885].

Ellen died at Prospect House, Scriven Road, Knaresborough [23rd May 1912].


Her burial place is not yet known
 

See Henry Walton

Richardson, JosephRef 182-4
[1854-1883] Son of John Richardson.

In [Q1] 1883, he married Dora Louisa Howe [1858-19??] in Holborn.


Dora Louisa was born in Gravesend
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [b Manchester 1884] who was a banker's clerk [1901]

Joseph died at Hulme, Lancashire [28th August 1883] (aged 29).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P19] with his parents.

In 1901, the widowed Dora Louisa and son John Henry were living in Halifax with her widowed father-in-law John

Richardson, JosephRef 182-1577
[1866-1???] Son of Joseph Richardson.

Born in France.

He was a market gardener / a woollen manufacturer [1891].

In [Q4] 1888, he married Mary Frances Waller in Halifax.


Mary Frances was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Abraham Waller
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Waller [b 1891]

The family lived at Brookfoot House [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were sister-in-law Edith H. Waller, and cousin Julia F. Riley

Richardson, Miss L. M.Ref 182-1517
[18??-19??] Halifax dance teacher.

On 27th March 1915, some of her pupils gave a display at Buckingham Palace

Richardson, Rev M.Ref 182-1753
[18??-1???] Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Rishworth [1896]

Richardson, MichaelRef 182-535
[17??-1792] Of Lower Beestonhirst.

In 1783, he and John Richardson were cotton manufacturers at Slitheroe Mills, Rishworth.

See Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden

Richardson, Percival SismeyRef 182-445
[1880-19??] Son of Thomas Richardson.

He was a fruit merchant/bookkeeper/salesman [1911].

He was connected with Emsley & Collins.

On 29th May 1907, he married Amy Emsley [1883-19??] at Norwood Green Congregational Church.


Amy came from Norwood Green
 

Children:

  1. Donald Emsley (Richardson) [b 1909] who was a wholesale fruit merchant [1965]

They lived at

  • Mayfield, Norwood Green [1911]
  • Roselea, 3 Fairway, Woodland Drive, Apperley Bridge, Bradford [1965]

Percy died at the Duke of York Home, Bradford [16th June 1965].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £15,453.

Probate was granted to son Donald Emsley and Gordon Harry Crabtree (Solicitor) 

Richardson, Dr RichardRef 182-767
[1663-1???] MD, RSS, JP.

Son of William Richardson. Physician and botanist of North Bierley.

On 9th February 1700, he married (1) Sarah Crossley. Sarah died giving birth to a son, Richard, who lived 27 days.

On 27th December 1705, he married (2) Dorothy Currer [1687-1763].


Dorothy was the daughter of Henry Currer of Kildwick in Craven
 

Children:

  1. William [1706-1707]
  2. Richard
  3. William [1709-1783]
  4. Henry [1710-1778]
  5. Dorothy [1712-1772]
  6. Susannah [1713-1713]
  7. Margaret [1714-1764]
  8. Susannah [1715-1718]
  9. John [1717-1717]
  10. Jane [1718-1719]
  11. John [1721-1784]
  12. Thomas [1724-1763]

Richardson, RichardRef 182-1617
[1708-1781] Son of Dr Richard Richardson. He was a doctor at North Bierley.

He owned Whithill, Northowram. In 1741, he sold it to John Edwards

Richardson, Samuel SmithRef 182-1560
[1828-1889] Son of John Richardson.

In 1862, he married Sarah Rushworth [1835-1907].

After his death, Sarah married Thomas Hanson of Threap Croft, Illingworth

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Richardson, SarahRef 182-525
[1665-1755] Daughter of John Richardson.

She married Rev Stephen Carr.

She died

Easter Eve 1755

She was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Richardson, ThomasRef 182-1583
[16??-1???] Recorded in 1694, when he transferred The Langhton, Ovenden, by feoffment, to Abraham Earnshaw a yeoman of Ovenden and John Murgatroyd a yeoman of Midgley.

In 1707, he leased The Langhton to Rev Matthew Smith

Richardson, ThomasRef 182-1349
[17??-18??] Merchant at Waterside, Halifax.

In June 1803, he was declared bankrupt

Richardson, ThomasRef 182-31
[1792-1841] Of Stainland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1839-1893] who married Charles Woodcock

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse alongside daughter Ellen and her husband

Richardson, ThomasRef 182-10
[18??-1???] He was a coal miner.

He married Catherine [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Percival

The family lived at West View Cottage, Hipperholme [1891]

Richardson, ThomasRef 182-173
[18??-191?] He died in World War I.

He is remembered on Norwood Green War Memorial, and on Coley War Memorial

Richardson, Thomas ListerRef 182-2
[1826-1865] Son of Joseph Richardson.

He was a wool sorter [1861].

In [Q4] 1860, he married Sarah Ann Chambers [1829-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Thomas Chambers
 

The family lived at

  • Park Top, Hipperholme [1861]
  • Huddersfield [1865]

Living with them [in 1861] was visitor Mary Jane Scott [b  1843].

Thomas Lister died 16th May 1865.

Thomas was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-P18]

Richardson, Thomas RowlandRef 182-8
[1889-1916] Son of Thomas Richardson of Queen's Road, Norwood Green.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 24th October 1916 (aged 27).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 15 58]

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-778
[1???-1???] Of North Bierley,

He occupied part of Woolshops, Halifax

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-1330
[1629-1667] Of Bierley.

On 2nd August 1659, he married Susannah, daughter of Gilbert Savile.

Children:

  1. Jane [1660-1716] who married Edward Ferrand
  2. Richard
  3. William

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-504
[1666-1716] Of High Fernley.

Son of William Richardson.

He married Mary, daughter of John Kershaw

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-116
[17??-18??] On 22nd October 1794, he married Martha Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Ellen who married Solomon Widdop

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-693
[18??-18??] A clerk with John Holdsworth & Company Limited – then run by William Irving Holdsworth.

Richardson was accused of embezzling £7,857 from his employer.

On 10th August 1865, at the Leeds Assizes, he was sentenced to 5 years' penal servitude, and one day each upon other indictments

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-195
[1804-1878] Son of Jonathan Richardson.

Born near Brookfoot Mill [10th March 1804].

Baptised at Southowram [13th April 1804].

He was orphaned at the age of 10 and went to live with his uncle Samuel Freeman.

He was a weaver / day labourer / waggon driver.

He was self-educated.

He became interested in nature, natural philosophy, science and astronomy. He studied under Michael Faraday.

Around 1830, he had an Observatory built at High Field, Southowram.

He gave lectures on optics, geology, astronomy, electricity, and other scientific topics. The Brontë family attended his lectures in Haworth.

He made steam gauges, thermometers, barometers and optical instruments, and his work was in demand over all the country.

He established William Richardson & Son.

He was a friend of William Cobbett.

He had an extensive collection of fossils from the carboniferous formations which was representative of the strata of the neighbourhood and included some unique specimens.

On 23rd August 1865, a special meeting of the Bradford Philosophical Society considered purchasing the collection. Mr Parker of Manchester valued the collection on behalf of the society at £350. The society decided to make the purchase.

He was noted for his memory skills, and was able to recite passages of Shakespeare and other authors instantly.

He married Ellen [1802-1867].


Ellen was born in Tong
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1828]
  2. Robert Taylor [1833-1918]
  3. Mary Jane [1835-28th November 1872] who was buried with her parents
  4. Job [1839-1842]

The children were all born in Horton.

They lived at

Ellen died 5th February 1867 (aged 66).

William died at Brook Foot, Southowram [24th June 1878].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B9].

His Epitaph records that he was


a most popular & successful lecturer of Natural Philosophy for the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics Institute & The London Society of Arts throughout the North of England & Scotland
 

See George Wadsworth

Richardson, WilliamRef 182-434
[1860-19??] Son of John Richardson, mason.

He was a plasterer of Pearson Street, Halifax [1890].

In 1890, he married Margaret Ann Batty at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret Ann was the daughter of
James Batty
 

Children:

  1. John [1891-1892]
  2. Lilly [b 1893] who was a twister (worsted) [1901]
  3. Arthur

The family lived at

  • 16 Pearson Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 26 Cross Hills, Halifax [1916]

William was away from home on all the census returns.

Living with Margaret Ann [in 1891] was her brother John Batty.

In 1901, Margaret Ann (worsted twister) and her children Lily and Arthur were living with her brother John.

In 1911, Margaret Ann and her children were still living with her brother John

Richardson, William HartleyRef 182-1576
[1856-1???] Son of Joseph Richardson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a master dyer [1891] / a piece dyer's traveller [1901]

On 24th May 1883, he married Jessie, daughter of John Farrar of Southowram.

Children:

  1. Bernard [b 1879]
  2. William [b 1884]
  3. Rosa [b 1887]

The family lived at Brookfoot House [1891, 1901].

Living with the family [in 1901] was niece Gertrude, daughter of Samuel Johnson Oates

 

 

Richardson surnameRef 182-5
There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Richardson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Richardson

Baptism 1834; Marriages 1807, 1810, 1835, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1894, 1907, 1936, 1957

 



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