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Rawnsley, Mr
[18??-18??] Photographer at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1875-1894]

Rawnsley, Mr
[18??-18??] A master stone-mason and shopkeeper.

On Friday, 9th January 1857, he was robbed of £219 as he was travelling between Skircoat and Sowerby Bridge. He had drawn money from his bank earlier in the day and had been conducting business in Halifax. He had visited several public houses and had left it too late to reach Sowerby Bridge as he had intended, and he was walking home at about 8:00 pm when he was attacked by 2 men who stole a £5 note and 214 sovereigns

Rawnsley, Admiral
[1870-1936] Son of Charles Rawnsley.

Born in Whitwood, Pontefract.

He was a bricklayer's labourer [1891] / a mason's labourer [1901] / a maltster's labourer [1911].

On 27th June 1891, he married Harriet Hanson [1871-1936] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Fixby
 

Children:

  1. Herbert
  2. Lily [b 1897]
  3. Fred
  4. Joe [1901-1951]
  5. Florrie [b 1902]
  6. Laura [b 1904]
  7. Tom France [1907-1979]
  8. Edith Hannah [b 1909]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at

  • 21 Albion Street, Elland [1901]
  • 39 Albion Street, Elland [1911]
  • Ivy Place, Eastgate, Elland [1917]

Sons Herbert & Fred died in World War I

Rawnsley, Abraham
[1845-1889] Son of Nathan Rawnsley, delver.

He was a delver of Hipperholme [1866] / a stone miner [1881].

In [Q4] 1866, he married Judith Harrison [1845-1911] at Halifax Parish Church.


Judith was born in Hove Edge, the daughter of
Charles Harrison
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1869] who was a gardener [1891, 1901], a domestic gardener [1911]
  2. Charles Henry [b 1871] who was a stone dresser [1891], a stone delver [1901], a delver in stone quarry [1911]
  3. Hannah Mary [b 1873] who was a worsted rover [1891], a worsted drawer [1901]
  4. Nathan [b 1875] who was a stone dresser [1891]
  5. Emma [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a stitcher at dye works [1901, 1911]
  6. Joseph [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], an apprentice joiner [1901]
  7. William [b 1883] who was a stone delver [1901]
  8. Fred
  9. Harrison

The family lived at

  • Hove Edge, Hipperholme [with Judith's father 1871]
  • Cottage, 3 Upper Lane, Hove Edge, Hipperholme [1881]
  • Upper Lane Cottage, Hipperholme (next door to Hove Edge Cottage) [1891]
  • 90 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 118 & 120 Halifax Road, Hove Edge, Brighouse [1911]

Abraham died in Halifax in 1889 (aged 43).

Judith died Q3 1911 (aged 66).

Sons Fred & Harrison died in World War I

Rawnsley, Albert
[1881-1918] Son of Peter Rawnsley.

He was a painter [1911].

On 23rd September 1905, he married Louisa Croule [1887-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


Louisa was born in Gainsborough
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1907]
  2. Edith Francis [b 1911]
  3. Frank [b 1913]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at 4 Thomas Street, Elland [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [29th September 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel.

In [Q2] 1922, Louisa married Albert Sheppard in Doncaster.

They lived at 31 Oliver Road, Balby, Doncaster

Rawnsley, Amos
[1853-1???] Son of Joseph Rawnsley, woollen spinner.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cotton twiner of Birstal [1878] / a cotton twister [1881] / a cotton twiner [1891] / a general labourer [1901] / a cotton carder's labourer [1911].

In 1878, he married Rachel Sowden [1856-1???] at St Peter's Church, Birstal.


Rachel, of Birstal, was born in Field House, Huddersfield, the daughter of William Sowden, pipe maker.

She was a cotton winder [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Sarah E [1891] who died in her first year

The family lived at

  • 9 Marshall Buildings, Liversedge, Dewsbury [1881]
  • Firth's Buildings, Lillands Lane, Rastrick [1891]
  • Dam Head, Huddersfield [1901]
  • New Street, Stainland [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was niece Winifred Sowden [b 1906]

Rawnsley, Aquil
[18??-1???] A mason of Scar Head, Norland.

On 1st October 1881, he was charged with violently assaulting William Rawstron, a commission agent from Barkisland, on 24th September 1881. He was sentenced to 2 months' hard labour at Wakefield.

His brother Peter Rawnsley was also charged with assaulting Humphrey Riley, but the case was dropped

Rawnsley, Arthur
[1890-1916] Son of Amos Rawnsley.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a woollen mule spinner [1911] / employed by Messrs Bottomley's at Holme Mills, Stainland [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 3rd November 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10B, 11B & 12B]

Rawnsley, Benjamin
[1870-1934] Son of Frederick Rawnsley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a general carter [1901] / a labourer (brewery) [1911].

In [Q4] 1899, he married Edith Oakes in Halifax.


Edith was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1902]
  2. Jack [b 1908]
  3. (possibly) Albert Stanley [1913] who was buried with his Rawnsley grandparents

The family lived at Neville Street, Halifax [1901].

Ben was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 779]

Rawnsley, Brian
[1872-1917] Son of Brian Lumb Rawnsley, currier.

Born in Barkisland [20th October 1872].

He was a marine engineer.

He never married.

During World War I, he served as an Engineman with the Royal Naval Reserve aboard HMT Narval.

On 26th November 1916, his ship was sunk in the North Sea by a German Destroyer. The crew were taken as prisoners of war.

He died 18th April 1917 (aged 44).

He was buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref VII B 6]

Rawnsley, Charles
[1838-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a fire clay miner (brick) [1881, 1891].

Around 1860, he married Sarah [1841-1???].


Sarah was born in Warmfield, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Louisa A. [b 1862]
  2. C. Albert [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Admiral Rawnsley
  4. Israel [b 1872] who was a woollen spinner [1891]
  5. Frances [b 1874] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  6. Joe Rubery [b 1877] who was a worsted bobbin worker [1891]
  7. Emily [b 1879]
  8. Rowland [b 1883]

The family lived at Wilson Street, Whitwood, Pontefract [1871]; Beaumont's Yard, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]; Grove Place, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]

Rawnsley, Charles
[1884-1914] Son of Thomas Rawnsley.

Born in Elland.

He joined the Army at the time of the Boer War.

In 1911, he was with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Hong Kong.

He was Sergeant in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry when he was killed in action [27th October 1914].

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France [Grave Ref 31], and on Elland War Memorial

Rawnsley, Charles Edward
[1897-1917] Son of William Rawnsley.

Born in Bradford.

He was a member of Mill Bank Football Club / a cotton spinner [1911] / an apprentice moulder at Wood Brothers Limited, iron foundry, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1915], and served as a Sapper with the 460th Field Company Royal Engineers.

Two of his brothers were also serving: Private Thomas Rawnsley and Sergeant Major Horace Rawnsley.

Charles Edward was one of 4 men killed instantaneously by the bursting of a shell [15th August 1917] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

His brother Thomas attended his funeral and notified the family of his death.

He was buried at Favreuil British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I A 32].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Rawnsley, Charles Frederick
[1862-1883] Son of Frederick Rawnsley.

He was a photographer.

He died 5th February 1883 (aged 21).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Rawnsley, Edward
[1815-1879] Born in Halifax.

He was a retailer of beer at an unidentified beerhouse at No.2 Star Yard, Halifax [1851].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

He married Sarah Ward [1816-1867].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Edward died 30th June 1879 (aged 64).

Sarah died 17th February 1867 (aged 50).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 223] with William Rawnsley [1843-29th March 1867] & Caroline Rawnsley [1823-30th February 1902]

Rawnsley, Frank Harold
[1854-1899] Born in Halifax.

He was a machine dealer [1881].

In [Q2] 1879, he married Rachel Cheetham in Halifax.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Fred Cheetham (Rawnsley) [1880-23rd December 1881] who is buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4151] with Samuel Rawnsley

Frank died in Leeds [Q1 1899] (aged 44)  In q1/1902, a Rachel Rawnsley married Oliver Seymour in Halifax

Rawnsley, Fred
[1885-1918] Son of Abraham Rawnsley.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a member of United Free Methodist Church, Hove Edge & Sunday School / a woolsorter [1901] / a worsted warehouseman [1911] / employed by Joseph Wood & Sons Limited at Hipperholme.

In [Q2] 1911, he married Annie Lee in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 2 Valley View, Hipperholme
  • The Brownings, Hipperholme [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and he served as a Gunner with the 231st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He went to France [1st January 1917].

He died 30th April 1918 (aged 33).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [15th June 1918].

He was buried at Acheux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 1 C 15]

His brother Harrison also died in the War

Rawnsley, Fred
[1899-1918] Son of Admiral Rawnsley.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [24th August 1918].

His body was originally buried (place unknown) and then exhumed for proper burial at the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt [VIII B 8]. The family were informed of the re-burial [20th January 1920].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade.

His brother Herbert also died in the War

Rawnsley, Frederick
[1836-1911] Son of Samuel Rawnsley.

Born in Teignmouth, Devon.

He was a brush maker [1859, 1861] / a photographic artist [1871] / a photographic artist of Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1884] / a photographer [1891, 1901].

In [Q2] 1859, he married Eliza Pardey [1836-1891] in Halifax.


Eliza was the daughter of John Pardey, tailor
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1860-1865]
  2. Charles Frederick
  3. Eliza M [b 1865] who was a milliner [1891]
  4. Clara A [b 1867] who was a hosier's shopwoman [1891]
  5. Harry
  6. Florence [b 1871]
  7. Nellie [1877-1878]

The family lived at

  • 2 Villiers Street, Halifax [1865]
  • 51 Heywood Place, Halifax [1871]
  • 2 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1878, 1883]
  • 13 High Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Luddenden [1901]

Eliza died 29th March 1891 (aged 52).

Frederick died in Halifax in 1911 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 29 D]

Rawnsley, Frederick
[1842-1886] Born in Barkisland.

He was a stone mason [1871, 1881].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Rachel Mitchell [1842-1906] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Peter
  2. Ben
  3. Albert [b 1872]
  4. George [b 1873]
  5. John [b 1874]
  6. Elizabeth A. [b 1876]
  7. Rachel [b 1878]
  8. Mary [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Barkisland [1871]
  • Greetland W. Nook, Barkisland [1881]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 213] with Fred Rawnsley [1889-1889] & Albert Stanley Rawnsley [1913-1913]

Rawnsley, George
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Rawnsley, George
[1840-1924] JP.

Of Halifax. Manager of the Halifax Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank for 40 years.

He lived at Waterloo Crescent, Halifax [1882].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £6,079.

See Henry Thomas Cunliffe

Rawnsley, George
[1855-1921] Son of William Rawnsley, hardware dealer.

Born in Southowram.

He was a warehouseman of Southowram [1877] / a worsted warehouseman [1881] / a wool warehouseman [1891] / a yarn warehouseman [1901] / a yarn warehouseman at J. J. Baldwin's [1911].

In [Q2] 1877, he married Elizabeth Nicholl [1856-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Southowram, the daughter of Joseph Nicholl, delver
 

Children:

  1. Clara Rawnsley Nicholl [b Q2/1877] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a yarn hanker [1901], a maker-up in yarn warehouse (at J. J. Baldwin's) [1911]
  2. Mary [b 1879] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  3. Herbert [b 1881] who was a yarn overlooker [1901]
  4. Lewis [b 1883] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  5. Willie [b 1886] who was a wool doffer [1901], a wool comber (at J. J. Baldwin's) [1911]
  6. Emma [b 1888] who was a wool card room hand [1901], a maker-up in yarn warehouse (at J. J. Baldwin's) [1911]
  7. Fred [b 1890] who was a mechanic labourer (at J. B. Farrar's) [1911]
  8. Harry

The family lived at

  • 2 Sutcliffe's Court, Southowram [1881, 1891]
  • 2 & 3 Sutcliffe's Court, Bank Top, Southowram [1901, 1911]

Rawnsley, Gerald
[1897-1917] Son of John Radcliffe Rawnsley.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Trinity School / at Clifton College, Harrogate [boarder 1911] / at Brentford College or Bradfield College, Reading / employed by John Whiteley & Sons.

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

He was killed in action whilst on patrol in no-man's land [22nd January 1917] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th January 1917].

He was buried at Berles Position Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 9].

He is remembered at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Rawnsley, Gledhill
[1867-1923] Son of Horatio Rawnsley, stone merchant.

Born in Barkisland / Greetland.

He was a delver of Church Dene?, Greetland [1887] / a lamplighter [1891] / a road foreman [1901] / a road mason [1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Ann Hagreen [1865-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Lindwell, Greetland, was born in Witham, Essex, the daughter of Charles Hagreen, labourer.

She was a rag sorter [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Mary A [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Emma Jane [b 1890] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  3. Lily [1891-1892]
  4. Horatio Rawnsley
  5. Glenton [1901-1905]
  6. Lily [b 1903]
  7. Katie [b 1904]
  8. Polly [b 1905]
  9. Beatrice [b 1906]
  10. Ada [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Greetland [1891]
  • Haigh Street, Greetland [1901]
  • 9 Cross Hills, Greetland [1911]

Rawnsley, Harrison
[1887-1918] Son of Abraham Rawnsley.

Born in Lightcliffe / Brighouse.

He was a hairdresser's apprentice [1901] / a hairdresser [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 11th April 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France [Special Mem 8]`.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial.

His brother Fred also died in the War

Rawnsley, Harry
[1868-1930] Son of Frederick Rawnsley.

He was a pianoforte maker [1891, 1892, 1901, 1911].

In 1892, he married Clara Astin [1870-1927].


Clara, of Baldwin Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Edward Astin
 

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1893] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • Emscote Grove, Halifax [1901]
  • 40 Emscote Grove, Halifax [1911]

Clara died in 1927 (aged 63).

Harry died in 1930 (aged 61) 

Rawnsley, Harry
[1893-19??] MM.

Son of George Rawnsley.

He was a member of Bank Top Methodist Church, Southowram / a cotton piecer at W. M. Smeeton Limited [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [18th March 1916], and he served as a Private / Lewis gunner / Lance Corporal [1918] with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


gallantry on the field
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [12th January 1918]

Rawnsley, Herbert
[1896-1916] Son of Admiral Rawnsley.

Born in Elland.

He was a teacher at Temperance Methodist Sunday School, Elland / a cloth tenterer [1911] / employed by Robert Kaye & Sons at Albion Mill, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [27th October 1914], and served as a Guardsman with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He went to France [April 1915], and was wounded [July 1915].

He was killed in action [15th or 16th September 1916].

His family were informed of his death in March 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7D], on Elland War Memorial, (possibly) on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade.

His brother Fred also died in the War

Rawnsley, Horace
[1888-1933] Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith [1915].

On 8th November 1915, he married Ethel Mary Sykes at Christ Church, Pellon.


Ethel Mary was the daughter of
George Frederick Sykes
 

The couple died in Halifax: Horace [24th June 1933]; Ethel Mary [11th August 1966]

Rawnsley, Horatio
[1892-1917] Son of Gledhill Rawnsley.

He was a member of Greetland Wesleyan Chapel & School / a member of Greetland Liberal Club / a player with Holywell Green Football Club / a worsted mule spinner [1911] / a woollen spinner [1913] / employed by Wright Hamer & Sons.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Florence Mellows [1893-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


Florence, of 84 Langdale Street, Elland, was the daughter of Henry Mellows, mill operative
 

Children:

  1. Glenton [b 1915]

They lived at 5 East Villa, Greetland.

During World War I, he enlisted [22nd May 1916], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died after being severely wound [7th June 1917] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 33], on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club, and on the Memorial at Greetland Methodist Church

In [Q2] 1922, Florence married Arthur Nutton in Halifax.

They lived at 84 Langdale Street, Elland

Rawnsley, John Radcliffe
[1857-1920] JP.

Son of Thomas Rawnsley, mechanic.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at the Crossley & Porter Orphanage / a book keeper of 30 Milton Street, Halifax [1885] / cashier at card works [1891] / card combing maker (employer) [1901] / Chairman of the Old Boys' Association of Crossley Orphanage.

He started work at S. Whitley & Company and then worked at John Whiteley & Sons. He became a director of John Whiteley & Sons in 1897, when the firm merged with the English Card Clothing Company Limited.

He had business connections with his son-in-law J. P. Large.

In 1885, he married Mary Elizabeth Lees [1858-1???] at St George's Church, Sowerby.


Mary Elizabeth, of Bank Field Cottage, Quarry Hill, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Salterhebble, the daughter of John Lees, cloth merchant
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1888]
  2. Dora [b 1896] who married John Philip Large
  3. Gerald

The family lived at

In May 1919, he bought Briarfield, Shibden for his daughter, Dora, and her husband, for £1300.

He died 20th March 1920 See John Burdock

Rawnsley, John Robert
[1859-1920] Son of Edwin Rawnsley, cloth presser.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher of Crossley Street, Halifax [1886] / a butcher of Trinity Road, Halifax [1906] / caretaker for Royal Insurance Company [1891] / an office caretaker [1901].

In 1886, he married Susannah [1851-1905].


Susannah, of Market Street, Halifax, was born in Kidderminster, the daughter of James Griffin, carpet weaver, and widow of Benjamin Clee
 

Susannah died in 1905.

In 1906, he married Sarah Hannah Muff [1871-19??].


Sarah Hannah, of Neville Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Butterfield Muff, innkeeper
 

They lived at

  • 8 Crossley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Harrison Road, Halifax [1901]

Ada E. Dixon [b 1876] was living with them, shown as stepdaughter [1891] & daughter [1901].

John Robert died in 1920 (aged 62) 

Rawnsley, Joseph
[18??-1???]

In [Q1] 1860, he married Hannah Brearley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Lilly

Rawnsley, Joseph
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Queen Victoria, Northowram [1864].

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Hanson [bapt 11th December 1864]
  2. Joseph [bapt 31st May 1868]

The children were baptised at Coley Church

Rawnsley, Joseph
[1879-1???] Son of Thomas Rawnsley.

Born in Elland.

He was a general labourer [1901] / a tripe dresser [1911].

In 1908, he married Eliza [1882-19??].


Eliza was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1910]

The family lived at 63 Huddersfield Road, Elland [1911]

Rawnsley, Rev L. R.
[18??-19??] Curate at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [1888]

Rawnsley, Lilly
[1871-1905] Daughter of Joseph Rawnsley.

She took over from her brother Thomas as licensee of the Queens Road Hotel, Halifax [1892-1899].

In [Q4] 1895, she married (1) Joseph Sykes in Halifax.

In [Q4] 1899, she married (2) Wilson Mitchell in Halifax.

Wilson took over from Lilly as licensee of the Queens Road Hotel [1899-1905]

Rawnsley, Peter
[18??-1???] A millwright from Norland.

On 1st October 1881, he was charged with assaulting Humphrey Riley on 24th September 1881. Riley asked for the case to be dropped. The Court allowed this on payment of 5/- to the infirmary.

His brother Aquil Rawnsley was also charged with assault of William Rawstron, and was sentenced to 2 months' hard labour at Wakefield

Rawnsley, Peter
[1850-1924] Born in Elland.

He was a plasterer [1873].

On 19th May 1873, he married Sarah Ann Shaw [1849-1889] in Huddersfield.


Sarah Ann was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Albert

Rawnsley, Peter
[1867-19??] He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a cotton under carder [1891] / innkeeper Shoulder of Mutton, Greetland [1901].

In [Q4] 1888, he married Kezia Kenyon [1862-1934] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 1892]

Kezia was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 780]

Rawnsley, Samuel
[18??-18??] Coffee roaster at Swan Coppice, Halifax [1850]

Rawnsley, Samuel
[1812-1884] He was a brush maker [1835, 1841, 1851, 1881]

On 7th December 1835, he married Ellen Turner [1811-18??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1836]
  2. George [b 1839]
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1842]
  4. Emma [b 1845]
  5. Esther Jane [b 1846]
  6. (possibly) Walter Rawnsley who died [17th December 1846] aged 11 days, who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4151] with Samuel Rawnsley

The family lived at

  • Lister Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]
  • Rothery Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Cavendish Terrace, Halifax
  • 29 Stirling Street, Halifax

Samuel died 14th February 1884 (aged 72).

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £192 10/-.

The will was proved by his son Frederick

Rawnsley, Samuel
[1821-1890] Born in Halifax.

He was a brush manufacturer and toy dealer at Halifax / a brush manufacturer employing 6 men [1851].

In November 1857, he was declared bankrupt

In [Q4] 1843, he married Ann Dodgson [1822-1858] in Halifax


Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Ann & John Dodgson
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1845]
  2. Clara Sophia [b 1850]
  3. Samuel D. [1853-8th May 1854]
  4. (possibly) Kate Annie Rawnsley [Q2/1857-28th December 1876]

The family lived at 21 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1851]

Ann died 10th February 1858 (aged 36).

Samuel died 9th May 1890 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4151] with Walter Rawnsley (possibly son of Samuel Rawnsley)  and Fred Cheetham Rawnsley (possibly son of Frank Harold Rawnsley

Rawnsley, T. M.
[18??-19??] Of The Gables, Halifax.

On 1st May 1917, Private  T. M. Rawnsley was awarded the Italian bronze medal for military valour

Rawnsley, Thomas
[1828-1???] He was a clogger and leather dealer [1871].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James Edward [b 1859]
  2. Herbert E [b 1867]
  3. Fred T [b 1870]

The family lived at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was visitor Ruth, wife of Thomas Mallinson

Rawnsley, Thomas
[1845-19??] Born in Elland.

He was a quarry man (stone) [1881] / a quarryman [1891] / a stone quarryman [1901] / a tripe dresser [1911].

In 1877, he married (1) Ann Arundale [1849-1898] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Charles

Ann died in Halifax [Q2 1898] (aged 49).

In [Q1] 1901, he married (2) Harriet Micklethwaite [1844-19??] in Huddersfield.

The family lived at

  • New Street, Elland [1881]
  • Huddersfield Road, Elland [1891, 1901]
  • 67 Huddersfield Road, Elland [1911]

Rawnsley, Thomas
[1869-1892] Son of Joseph Rawnsley.

He took over from his uncle Joseph Brearley as licensee of the Queens Road Hotel, Halifax [1888-1892].

He died in 1892.

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 2 BB 18].

After his death, his sister Lilly took over at the Queens Road Hotel [1892-1899]

Rawnsley, Timothy
[1830-1???] Born in Esholt, Yorkshire.

He was an overlooker of worsted spinning [1879] / a manager in a worsted mill [1881].

He married Mary Ann [1831-1???].


Mary Ann was born in Hull.

She was a milliner [1881]

 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Eliza [b 1863]

The family lived at 49 Derby Street, Horton, Bradford [1881]

Rawnsley, William
[1815-1884] The records show him as son of Hannah Rawnsley, spinster / son of William Rawnsley, presser.

He was a weaver [1842] / a woolcomber [1851] / a weaver of Southowram [1853] / a worsted weaver [1861] / a coal dealer [1871].

In 1842, he married (1) Elizabeth Horsfield.


Elizabeth, a comber of Warley, was the daughter of Henry Horsfield, comber
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1845]
  2. Michael [b 1847]
  3. Sarah [b 1849]

The family lived at

  • Hartley Royd, Warley [1851]
  • 2 Tordoff's Buildings, Southowram [1861]
  • 4 Tordoff's Row, Southowram [1871]
  • 10 Whiteley Street, Halifax [1881]

Elizabeth died in 1851.

In 1853, William married (2) Ruth Holdsworth [1821-1???].


Ruth came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1854]
  2. Joseph [b 1857]

Living with them [in 1871, 1881] was an adopted daughter Sophia Clay [b 1861].

Ruth died in 1877 (aged 58).

William (possibly) died in 1884 (aged 70) 

Rawnsley, William
[1861-1???] Son of Timothy Rawnsley.

Born in Burley, Yorkshire.

He was a butcher [1881] / a butcher of Horton [1879] / a wool combing overlooker [1891] / a church caretaker [1901] / a firer at cotton factory [1911].

In 1879, he married Mary Ann Baker [1858-1???] at Bradford Cathedral.


Mary Ann, a a live-in domestic servant in Horton, Bradford, was born in Brigg, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Isaac Baker, nail maker
 

Children:

  1. Horace [b 1883] who was a silk dresser [1901], a sergeant major with the heavy machine gun corps in World War I
  2. Ernest [b 1885] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  3. Edith [b 1889] who was a gasser cotton [1911]
  4. Elsie [b 1892] who was a gasser cotton [1911]
  5. Thomas [b 1895] who was a cotton spinner [1911], a private with the HQ Staff in World War I
  6. Charles Edward
  7. Hilda [b 1899] who was a part time silk spinner [1911]
  8. George Albert [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 87 Wootton Street, Bowling, Bradford [1891]
  • Brooks Cottages, Soyland [1901]
  • 17 Aufhole, Triangle [1911]
  • Aufhole, Millbank, Triangle, Halifax [1917]

 

Rawnsley surname
Other forms of the surname include Rangeley and Ransley.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

William de Raueneslowe is recorded at Hipperholme in 1316.

Derived from ley and means the clearing of Raven. Raven is an Old English name – as in Rawson.

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

Unattached BMDs for Rawnsley:


Marriages 1805, 1907; Deaths 1899, 1900
 



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