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Robertshaw, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Robertshaw, Mr
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. John

Robertshaw, A.
[18??-191?] Of Southowram.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

Robertshaw, Abraham
[1758-1835] A farmer of Shore.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. John

Robertshaw, Abraham
[1782-1854] Son of Abraham Robertshaw.

He was a cotton manufacturer, initially resident at Shore.

He acquired many properties around Todmorden, particularly along Blind Lane and the area around East & West Whirlaw.

He ran Bridge Royd Mill for a time, and acquired Knowlwood Mill in Walsden [1840].

In 1851, his workers went on strike over pay cuts and the tyranny of their employer.

A poem was written about him:


He is a tyrant — that is true!
But he was once as poor as you.
He went about a selling print;
But now his heart is hard as flint.
Be firm, and then we're not too poor
To send the tyrant back to Shore.

He married (1) Margaret (Peggy) Greenwood [1793-1847].

Children:

  1. Martha who married David Lacy

Peggy died at Knowlwood (Walsden) in 1847.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

On 19th August 1852, he married (2) Jane Midgley at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Jane was the widow of William Midgley, and landlady of the Sportsmans Arms at Kebcote
 

Abraham died suddenly of natural causes [July 1854].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

Jane was living in Fence, Lancashire [1854].

She died there [October 1854].

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Fence-in-Pendle, Lancashire

Robertshaw, Abraham
[1849-1903] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a clogger [1871] / a cotton loom overlooker [1881] / a cotton power loom tackler [1891] / a cotton loom tackler [1901].

He married Grace [1847-1906].


Grace was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. child who died in infancy
  5. James [1868-2nd October 1919] who was a twister in [1891], a cotton warp twister [1901]
  6. John [b 1870] who was a twister in [1891]
  7. Jonathan [b 1877] who was a weaver [1891]
  8. Sam [b 1880] who was a cotton warp weaver [1901]
  9. Barbary A. [b 1881] who was a cotton warp weaver [1901]
  10. Sarah [1886-11th July 1955] who was a cotton warp weaver [1901], & married John Crabtree

The family lived at

  • Main Street, Heptonstall [1871]
  • 18 Old Lane, Walsden [1881]
  • Frith's Mill, Todmorden [1891]
  • 32 & 33 Frith's Place, Todmorden [1901]
  • Bacup Road, Todmorden [1903]

Abraham died 1st September 1903 (aged 54).

Grace died 18th November 1906 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Robertshaw, Abraham
[1851-1913] Son of George Robertshaw.

He was a dyer of Southowram [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881, 1891] / a wire mill labourer [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1911].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Elizabeth Bentley [1853-1912] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Southowram, was the daughter of Thomas Bentley, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1874] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Clara Louisa [b 1877] who was a silk spinner [1891, 1901], & married Louis Nettleton
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1881] who was a silk spinner [1891], a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Harry [b 1886] who was a wire drawer's apprentice [1901], a wire drawer [1911]
  5. Milfred
  6. Ernest [b 1891] who was a wire drawer's apprentice [1911]
  7. Arthur [b 1894] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1911]

The family lived at

  • 22 Southowram Bank, Southowram [with Abraham's parents 1881]
  • 25 Southowram Bank, Southowram [1891, 1901]
  • 3 Swift Farm, Southowram [with daughter Clara Louisa & her husband 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was Abraham's widowed mother Mary Robertshaw [b 1818]

Elizabeth died in 1912 (aged 58).

Abraham died in 1913 (aged 62) 

Robertshaw, Abraham
[1876-19??] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton manufacturer [1911].

He (possibly) established Abraham Robertshaw & Sons.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Kathleen Sykes [1884-19??] in Halifax.


Kathleen came from Stainland
 

Children:

  1. John Walker Sykes [b 1908]
  2. Geoffrey Sykes [b 1909]
  3. Kathleen Audrey Sykes [b 1910] who married [15th September 1936] Thomas Arnold Roberts from London

He owned Stannery End, Sowerby [1914].

The family lived at Greenfield, Luddendenfoot [1911, 1930s]

Robertshaw, Albert
[1871-1937] He was a cotton weaver [1898].

He married Mary Whitham.


Mary was the daughter of
Sutcliffe Whitham
 

Children:

  1. Cyril

The family lived at Bnak Fields, Mytholmroyd [1898].

Mary died shortly after childbirth.

She was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [7th January 1898].

Albert was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [7th December 1937]

Robertshaw, Albert Hope
[1913-1941] Son of Sarah & Richard Robertshaw of Queensbury.

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

He died 16th August 1941 (aged 28).

He was buried at Queensbury Cemetery [b 305]

Robertshaw, Alfred Sugden
[1853-1916] Born in Halifax.

He was a cart driver [1881] / a horse driver [1891] / a driver [1911].

In [Q4] 1875, he married Mary Ann Roper [1851-1911] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax.

She was a worsted weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1878] who was a mill hand [1891]
  2. Walter [b 1884]
  3. Harry [b 1887]
  4. Fred Robertshaw
  5. Annie [b 1893] who was a twister [1911]

The family lived at

  • 19 Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1881]
  • Cropley's Buildings, Edwards Terrace, Ovenden [1891]
  • 10 Lock Street, Caddy Field [1911, 1917]

Alfred died in Halifax [Q1 1916] (aged 66) 

Robertshaw, Ambrose
[15??-1615] Son of John Robertshaw. He rented the corn mill at Hangingroyd [1590].

He was Constable of Heptonstall township [1609].

He married Sarah Horsfall.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Jonathan
  3. Grace

His will provided rents from Hangingroyd mill to his youngest children Jonathan & Grace provided that his son & heir Richard enfranchised his copyhold

Robertshaw, Rev C. B. A.
[19??-19??] BD.

Minister at Bethel United Methodist Church, Ovenden [1966], Nursery Lane Methodist Church, Ovenden [1966], Wheatley Methodist Church [1966], and Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1971]

Robertshaw, Charles
[1874-1960] JP.

Second son of John Robertshaw.

He was educated at Southport / active in public work and was interested in sport and shooting / a member of Mytholmroyd Urban District Council / President of Hebden Bridge & Calder Valley Agricultural Society [for 27 years until he was 80] / President of the Royal Halifax Infirmary [for 3 years]

He was knighted in 1938.

On 19th June 1901, he married Alice Hoyle.

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Fallingroyd, Hebden Bridge

On his retirement from Mytholmroyd Urban District Council in 1921, he presented Mytholmroyd drinking fountain to the town.

To celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1951, the couple gave £1 to more than 900 pensioners aged 70 or over who were living in the Hebden Royd and Hepton districts.

He died the day after his 86th birthday.

See Mary Hannah Sophia Kershaw

Robertshaw, Charles Edward
[1868-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was an umbrella maker.

He married Alice Baker Carpenter [1877-19??].


Alice was born in Exeter
 

Children:

  1. Charles Herbert

The family lived at 12 Back, Salford, Todmorden

Robertshaw, Charles Herbert
[1899-1918] Son of Charles Edward Robertshaw.

Born in Manchester.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [21st May 1918].

He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France [Grave Ref II C 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Robertshaw, Colin Sugden
[1865-1942] Son of Thomas Sugden Robertshaw.

Born in Ripponden/Soyland.

He was a mill wright [1881] / an engineer [1887] / an engine fitter [1891] / landlord of the Blue Ball, Norland [1901, 1905] / manager in an engineering works [1911].

In 1887, he married Ruth Ann Howe [1865-1927] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was the daughter of Thomas Howe verger at Elland
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1888]
  2. Emma [b 1892]
  3. Eda [1900-1901]

The family lived at

  • 66 Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 211 Rooley Lane, Bradford [1911]

In 1911, Ruth was a grocer and Emma assisted in the shop.

Colin died in Blackpool

Robertshaw, Crossland
[1833-1881] Or Crosland.

Born in Southowram.

He was landlord of the Broad Oak, Hove Edge [1877] / landlord of the Malt Shovel, Brighouse until his death

He married Mary [1836-19??] from Clifton.

Children:

  1. Mary A. [b 1857]
  2. Annie [b 1863] who married Walter Dearnaly
  3. Joe [b 1871]
  4. Emily [b 1874] who was helping her widowed mother in the pub [1911]
  5. child

After his death, Mary took over at the Malt Shovel [1882, 1897]

Robertshaw, Cyril
[1897-1917] Son of John Robertshaw.

Born in Mytholmroyd [1st June 1897].

Baptised at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [22nd September 1897].

He was a worker in blanket whipping for a blanket manufacturer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He was killed in action [26th August 1917].

His brother George Wilfred also died in the War.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6D & 7D], on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade, and (possibly) on a plaque on the family grave at St Michael's, Mytholmroyd

Robertshaw, Cyril Whitham
[1897-1975] Son of Albert Robertshaw.

Born in Wadsworth [28th December 1897].

Baptised in a Nonconformist chapel in the Halifax district [March 1898].

His mother died shortly after childbirth.

He was brought up by his Whitham grandparents.

He was employed by John Cockcroft & Sons.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery

Robertshaw, D. S.
[18??-19??] Halifax woodworker and cabinet maker. He trained with Richard Jessop.

In 1889, he established his own business as cabinet maker, upholsterer and art furnisher at 38 Bull Green, Halifax. He later moved to 11 Waterhouse Street, Halifax

Robertshaw, Elizah
[1857-1916] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a farmer [1882].

On 13th March 1882, he married Elizabeth Ann Hardman [1856-1921] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Harwood [1882-1936]
  2. William [1885-1908]
  3. James
  4. Hardman
  5. Mary Elizabeth [1896-1957]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge/Heptonstall.

The family lived at Lily Street, Heptonstall [1911]

Robertshaw, Frank
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial

Robertshaw, Fred
[1858-19??] Son of John Robertshaw, farmer.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a milk dealer of Bradshaw Lane, Ovenden [1905] / a milk dealer & carter [1911].

In 1905, he married Mary Ellen at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of
George Wadsworth and widow of Thomas Palmer
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1906]

The family lived at 62 Bradshaw Lane, Bradshaw, Holmfield [1911]

Robertshaw, Fred
[1881-1916] Son of John Robertshaw.

He was a plasterer [1911].

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

He disembarked at Dar-es-Salaam [19th August 1916].

He died [18th October 1916] from a self inflicted gunshot wound in Kilwa, East Africa (now Tanzania) - (CWG gives the date as 1st October 1916).

He was buried at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania [Grave Ref 4 B 9.]

Robertshaw, Fred
[1889-1917] Son of Alfred Sugden Robertshaw.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Barnabas's Mission Church, Halifax / a wireworker labourer [1911] / employed by J. & J. Baldwin & Partners Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action at Cambrai [21st November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 5], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Robertshaw, Frederick
[1859-1898] Son of John Robertshaw, cabinet maker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a letter press printer of 2 Parliament Street, Halifax [1888] / a letter press machine man [1891].

In 1888, he married Emma Jane Chambers [1865-1???] at Christ Church, Pellon


Emma Jane, of 23 Wadsworth Street, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Joe Inman Chambers, finisher.

The widowed Jane was a cotton mill hand [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Clara Annie [b 1890] who married Francis Lewis Drake
  2. Ethel [b 1892] who was a drawer (worsted mill) [1911]
  3. Rowland

The family lived at

  • 76 Reed Street, Huddersfield [1891]
  • 53 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield [1901]

Frederick died in Huddersfield in 1898 (aged 39) 

In [Q1] 1907, Emma Jane married Joseph Clayton.

The family were living with Joseph [1911]

Robertshaw, George
[1???-1894] Landlord of the Engineers', Halifax [1894].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Robertshaw, George
[1816-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a rope maker [1871] / a band spinner [1881].

He married Mary [1818-18??].

Children:

  1. Abraham

The family lived at 22 Southowram Bank, Southowram [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were son Abraham & his family.

In 1891, Mary was widowed and living with son Abraham & his family

Robertshaw, George Wilfred
[1898-1915] Son of John Robertshaw.

Born 23rd July 1898.

He was a worker in blanket whipping for a blanket manufacturer [1911].

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

He died 24th February 1915 (aged 16).

His brother Cyril also died in the War.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade, and on a plaque on the family grave at St Michael's, Mytholmroyd,

Robertshaw, Dr H. W.
[1870-19??] Dentist surgeon with practice at Clare House, Halifax [1911].

His unmarried sister Alice [1880-19??] lived with him [1911].

See T. Robertshaw

Robertshaw, Hardman
[1891-1970] Son of Elizah Robertshaw.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was invalided out of the service [18th February 1918] with acute bronchial pneumonia.

He was awarded the Silver War Badge

Robertshaw, Henry
[1802-1877] He ran a private school in Halifax [around 1835]

He married Elizabeth [1809-1857].

Elizabeth died 21st April 1857 (aged 48).

Henry died 10th April 1877 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3453] with (his mother) Elizabeth Robertshaw [1770-7th December 1862]

Robertshaw, James
[1888-1917] Son of Elizah Robertshaw.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a labourer [1911].

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

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

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

Robertshaw, John
[15??-1588] Son of Richard Robertshaw.

He was a tenant of Heptonstall and Wadsworth manors with lands at Acre Lane and Hareshaw.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ambrose

Robertshaw, John
[1613-1652] Son of Richard Robertshaw.

In 1631, he married Elizabeth Cockcroft;


Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Cockcroft of Mayroyd House.

She and two of her brothers died within two months of each other, between the two major Civil War assaults on Heptonstall by Royalist forces

 

Children:

  1. Richard

John inherited Hangingroyd Mill.

He may have died suddenly as he did not leave a will

Robertshaw, John
[1787-1851] Son of Abraham Robertshaw.

He was a shopkeeper on Blind Lane, Todmorden. He was assaulted in 1847

Robertshaw, John
[1810-1890] Son of Joseph Robertshaw.

Born in Southowram [10th April 1810].

He was a card maker [1841, 1851, 1871].

He married Hannah [1812-1864].

Children:

  1. Mary [1834-26th January 1835] who was buried with her parents
  2. Joseph [b 1835] who was a cordwainer [1851]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1839] who was a card filler [1851]
  4. Rebecca [b 1841] who was a card filler [1851]
  5. William [b 1845]
  6. James [b 1848]
  7. Henry [b 1849] who was a mechanic [1871], a machine planer [1881]
  8. John [b 1858] who was a mill hand [1871], an unemployed machine fitter [1881]

Hannah died 1st July 1864 (aged 52).

In [Q2] 1865, John married (2) Ruth Smith [1811-18??] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Southowram, and was the widow of Mr Smith.

She had a daughter by her first marriage: Martha Smith [b  1853] who was a mill hand [1871], a worsted weaver [1881]

 

The family lived at

  • Dark Lane Head, Southowram [1841]
  • Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1851]
  • 19 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1881]

John died 25th December 1890.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B14]

Robertshaw, John
[1813-1???] Son of Mr Robertshaw.

He was a farmer at Lower Crimsworth [1861]

Robertshaw, John
[1825-1895] Born in Southowram.

He was a cabinet maker [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891].

He married Harriet [1827-1895].


Harriet was born in Horbury
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1847] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a weaver [1871], a worsted weaver [1881, 1891]
  2. Sarah [b 1849] who was a weaver [1871]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1851] who was a weaver [1871]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1854] who was a weaver [1871]
  5. Walter [b 1856] who was a sadler [1871]
  6. Frederick [b 1859] who was a printer [1881]
  7. Charles [b 1863] who was a printer [1881]
  8. Amelia Annie [1864-10th September 1907] who was a pupil-teacher [1881], an assistant schoolmistress [1891], & was buried with her parents
  9. John [b 1867] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
  10. Rebecca [b 1870] who was a dressmaker [1891]

The family lived at

  • 1 Holgate Hill, Southowram [1851]
  • 19 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1861]
  • 16 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1881]
  • 2 Parliament Street, Halifax [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was grandson Jonas Robertshaw [b  1880]

Living with them [in 1891] were grandchildren Jonas Robertshaw [b 1880], Ada Robertshaw [b 1889] & Arthur O. Robertshaw [b 1889].

John died 27th January 1895 (aged 69).

Harriet died 25th February 1895 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-H8]

Robertshaw, John
[1846-1920] JP.

Of Stansfield Hall, Luddendenfoot.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Charles
  3. Lilian
  4. Frances E who married Mr Temple-Walter

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack cemetery

Robertshaw, John
[1846-1922] Born in Halifax.

He was a dairy farmer [1911].

On 30th March 1872, he married Sarah Ward [1846-1923] at Halifax Parish Church.


 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1873-1928] who was working on farm [1911]
  2. Annie Elizabeth [1875-1944] who was a worsted coating mender [1911]
  3. Thomas William [1877-1938] who was working on farm [1911]
  4. twins Arthur [1879-1882]
  5. Bairstow [1879-1951]
  6. Fred
  7. Ward [1884-1903]
  8. Florence [b 1888]

The family lived at Whinney Royd, Northowram [1911]

Robertshaw, John
[1874-1959] Son of John Robertshaw, farmer.

Born in Liverpool.

He was a labourer of Lane Side, Sowerby [1895] / a farm labourer [1897] / a self-employed egg & poultry dealer [1911] / a retired farmer [1933].

On 12th November 1895, he married Alice Robertshaw [1878-1933] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of
Elphabrough Hall was born in Mytholmroyd, the daughter of John Robertshaw, butcher
 

Children:

  1. John Arthur [1896] who died aged 5 weeks
  2. Cyril
  3. George Wilfred
  4. Evelyn Ellen [1899-1962]
  5. Sarah [1901-1989]
  6. Rena [1903-1971]
  7. Grace [1904-1905]
  8. Norah [b 1906]
  9. Phyliss [b 1908]
  10. Marjorie / Margery [b 1910] who never married
  11. Kathleen who married James Thomas Helliwell

The family lived at

  • Hall Gate, Mytholmroyd [1896]
  • 1 Eton Terrace, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • Broad Head End, Hollock Lee, Mytholmroyd [1915]
  • 6 Warley Wood Avenue, Luddendenfoot [1933]
  • 10 Richmond Terrace, Luddenden [1959]

Sons Cyril & George Wilfred died in World War I.

Alice died 25th January 1933.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,074 6/4d.

Probate was granted to her husband John, daughters Margery & Kathleen Helliwell.

John died 23rd June 1959.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £599 6/-.

Administration was granted to daughter Kathleen Helliwell

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

Robertshaw, John
[1916-1945] Son of Beatrice Annie & Albert Robertshaw.

In [Q2] 1939, he married Elsie Lord in Calder District.

They lived in Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

He died 11th February 1945 (aged 29).

He was buried at Milsbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands [Grave Ref II A 2].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Robertshaw, John Wilson
[1897-1918] Born in Sowerby.

He was a member of Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby / employed by in the Butchery Department of Sowerby Bridge Co-operative Society.

He lived at 5 Clough Buildings, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing [1st April 1918], and reported to be a prisoner [27th July 1918].

He died 23rd October 1918.

He was buried at Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut [Grave Ref 84].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1773-1826]

He married Rebekah [1775-1838].

Children:

  1. John

Joseph died 24th November 1826.

Rebekah died 18th December 1838 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B14]

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1790-1840]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. unknown

The family lived at High Hirst, Wadsworth [1824, 1861]

Robertshaw, Joseph
[18??-18??] Earthenware manufacturer at Ainley Top [1874]

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1822-1???] Born in Halifax.

He lived at Luddenden [1836] and at Keighley [1853] where he worked for Samuel Cunliffe-Lister, of the Cunliffe-Lister family of Bradford.

From August 1855, he was editor of The Keighley Visitor.

He wrote several works including Sketches and Traditions of the Yorkshire Moorlands, Meditative Hours and other poems, [1850] which he dedicated to, Frank Crossley, and Yorkshire Tales and Legends [1862]

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1835-1890] Born in Southowram [22nd March 1835].

He was a boot & shoe maker [1871] / a cordwainer [1881].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Susannah Squire [1833-1915] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Huddersfield [11th November 1833].

She had a daughter: Sarah Squire [25th October 1854-17th September 1897] who was born in Manchester, a mill hand [1871], a worsted weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1870]
  2. Arthur [b 1874]

The family lived at

Joseph died 10th March 1890.

Susannah died 12th January 1915.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A13]

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1914-1944] Son of Hannah Mary & Jonathan Robertshaw.

Born in Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1923, he married Phyllis Throssell [1923-19??] in Todmorden.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 65th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 24th February 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref I M 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Robertshaw, Joseph
[1914-1944] Son of Hannah Mary & Jonathan Robertshaw.

He married Phyllis.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 65th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 24th February 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref I M 5]

Robertshaw, Joshua
[18??-18??] Of Shuttleworth Hall, Girlington.

He was a surveyor and land agent.

He married Elizabeth Smithies


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Valentine Smithies
 

Robertshaw, Joshua
[1858-1912] Son of Mordecai Robertshaw.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a warp twister-in & loomer [1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Elizabeth Hobbs [1857-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1889] who was worsted bobbin setter [1901], a dealer tobacco, sweets & c [1911]
  2. Richard Robertshaw

The family lived at 9 Forest View, Wheatley [1911]

Robertshaw, Lawrence J.
[1895-1916] Son of Cecilia Margaret [1872-1942] & John Robertshaw [1862-1933] of Stansfield House, Stansfield Mill, Triangle (who were buried at St Peter's Sowerby).

Born in Leeds [11th March 1895].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Marine Light Infantry aboard HMS Cyclops II.

He died in Orkney from disease [21st October 1916].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, South Ronaldsay.

He is remembered on Triangle War Memorial

Robertshaw, Lilian
[1???-1943] Elder daughter of John Robertshaw. She never married. She died at Harrogate

Robertshaw, Milfred
[1888-1917] His name is variously recorded as Wilfred and Milford.

Son of Abraham Robertshaw.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Halifax Parish Church Day School & Sunday School / a worsted doffer [1901] / a chair maker of Swift Farm, Southowram [1910] / a chair maker [1911] / an apprentice to Denton's, Northgate / a chair maker with Almond's.

In 1910, he married Mary Hoyle [1891-19??] at Halifax Parish Church


Mary, of Old Lane, Northowram, was the daughter of Richard Hoyle, labourer
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. Eva [b 1914]
  3. Clement [b 1915]
  4. Arthur [b 1916]

The family lived at

  • 38 Martin Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 Lane Ends, Ambler Thorn [1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [9th April 1917].

He was buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France [Grave Ref I B 25].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on Southowram War Memorial

Robertshaw, Mordecai
[1804-1871] Son of Richard Robertshaw.

Born in Hipperholme.

Baptised 24th June 1804.

He was a card maker [1851] / a mechanic (card-cutting machine) [1861].

On 4th September 1830, he married (1) Mary Womersley in Halifax.


Mary came from Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1831] who was a card maker [1851]
  2. William Henry [b 1841]

In [Q2] 1858, he married (2) Mary Nicholl Midgley [1809-18??].


Mary was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Joshua

The family lived at Coley Mill House, Coley Croft, Hipperholme [1841, 1851, 1861]

Mordecai died Q1 1871 (aged 66) 

Robertshaw, Newton
[1848-1902] Born in Northowram.

He was landlord of the Craven Heifer, Halifax [1901, 1902].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Mary Binns [1846-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Eli [b 1877] who was a quarryman (stone) [1901]
  2. Malinda [b 1881] who was a bar maid [1901]

Newton died Q1 1902 (aged 54).

After his death, Mary took over at the Craven Heifer

Robertshaw, Patrick Edward
[1945-] Son of Edward Robertshaw, an Elland grocer.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School and Southampton University, and was a pupil of Judge James Pickles. He is now [2009] a circuit judge based in Sheffield Crown Court.

In 2005, his book The Inglorious Twelfth questioned the guilt of Albert George Hall in the murder of Mary Hackett

Robertshaw, Percy William Henry
[18??-1???]

In [Q2] 1913, he married Beatrice Evans [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Stanley

The family lived at 134 Lister Lane, Halifax

Robertshaw, Richard
[15??-1585] He held various lands in Heptonstall manor, first known holder of lands at Hangingroyd.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Robertshaw, Richard
[158?-1650] Son of Ambrose Robertshaw. He was fined £10 for distraint of knighthood [1630s].

He was Heptonstall churchwarden [1638] and owned several pews near the altar.

1641 tax records list him as one of the three wealthiest men in Heptonstall with goods valued at 45 shillings.

He was named one of several trustees of newly formed Heptonstall Grammar School [1642].

In 1611, he married Mary Mitchell.

Children:

  1. John

Robertshaw, Richard
[1639-1668] Son of John Robertshaw.

He was one of the wealthiest men in Heptonstall [1663].

He was left £200 in the will of his uncle Henry Cockcroft, but never received money from the executors (distant Cockcroft relatives), so he and others similarly affected took said executors to court in London in 1665; the outcome is not known.

Around 1675, he sold the mill and estate at Hangingroyd to his cousin William Cockcroft of Mayroyd. His only son John died in his teens some time before 1682 without having produced an heir

Robertshaw, Richard
[1896-1919] Son of Joshua Robertshaw.

He was a warp twister-in & loomer [1911].

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

He died 18th February 1919 (aged 23).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Robertshaw, Roland
[1894-1917] He was a taker-off (worsted mill) [1911].

In [Q4] 1916, he married Margaret Murphy in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Francis R. [b 1917]

The family lived at 34 Albert Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in the Battle of Arras [25th April 1917] (aged 23) 

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Robertshaw, Rowland
[1895-1917] Son of Frederick Robertshaw.

He was a taker-off (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by J. E. Bentley & Company Limited dyers, West End.

In 1916, he married Margaret Murphy in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Francis R. [b Q3/1917]

The family lived at 34 Albert Street, Hanson Lane.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Arras [25th April 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Robertshaw, Stanley
[1921-1944] Son of Percy William Henry Robertshaw.

He was educated at Battinson Road School, Halifax / a baker with Law's, Crown Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He died of burns in Italy [4th September 1944] (aged 23).

He was buried at Ancona War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref IV A 9]

Robertshaw, Dr T.
[18??-19??] LDS.

Dental surgeon with practice at Clare House, Halifax [1905].

See H. W. Robertshaw

Robertshaw, Dr Thomas
[18??-18??] Surgeon at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]. He was Medical Officer for Sowerby East [1845]

Robertshaw, Thomas Sugden
[1833-1???] Born in Skircoat.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / manager in a worsted mill [1881] / an overlooker [1887]

In 1858, he married Emma Berry [1839-1???] from Soyland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Love Sugden [b 1858]
  2. Friend Sugden [b 1860]
  3. Colin Sugden
  4. Harold [b 1868]
  5. Maude Sugden [b 1871]
  6. Alice Eugenia Sugden [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • Scar Head, Norland [1871]
  • Corporation Street, Warley [1881]

Robertshaw, W. H.
[18??-19??] Organist at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [188?-1907]

Robertshaw, Wilbert
[19??-19??] He stood as an Independent candidate in the Sowerby Bridge UDC elections [North Ward] in May 1950

Robertshaw, Wilfred
[1887-1917] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He married Elizabeth

They lived at 4 Fern Villas, Charlestown Hill, Hebden Bridge [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He was killed in action [26th October 1917] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 106-108], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Robertshaw, William
[1785-1830] Of Greetland.

He married Mary Ann [1787-1834].

Children:

  1. Hannah who died 12th October 1834 (aged 20 years) 

William died 10th January 1830 (aged 45).

Mary Ann died 31st December 1834 (aged 47).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: G22]

Robertshaw, William
[1797-1825] Of Southowram.

He married Mary [1796-1859].

William died 12th September 1825 (aged 28).

Mary died 25th April 1859 (aged 63).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-B15]

Robertshaw, William
[1811-1867] Son of Mr Robertshaw.

Born in Colne.

He was innkeeper of the Bay Horse, Todmorden [1851, 1861, 1867].

He married Mary [1804-1866] from Bacup.

Living with him [in 1851] & 1861 was lodger James Barker [aged 18] (servant) from Todmorden, and in 1861, Jane Sagham [aged 18] (servant) from Heptonstall.

He died on 12th May 1867. Probate was granted to his brother John Robertshaw

Robertshaw, Rev William
[1813-1855] Baptised by Rev William Butler [1st January 1844].

Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [13th May 1845-1850].

He left to become minister at the General baptist Church, Burnley Lane, Lancashire.

He died in Burnley [26th February 1855]

after 6 weeks of great suffering

Robertshaw, William
[1841-1891] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1871] / a quarryman [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1843-1906].


Elizabeth was born in Northowram [1st September 1843].

She was a worsted twister [1871], a mill hand [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Esther Ann [1869-2nd November 1952] who married Arthur Bairstow [18??-7/5/1935]

The family lived at

  • Four Lane Ends, Northowram [1871]
  • New Kell, Northowram [1881]

William was a patient at Halifax Infirmary [1891].

He died 25th April 1891 (aged 50).

Elizabeth died 5th May 1906.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B6]

Robertshaw, William
[1866-1930] Born in Bingley.

He was a farmer [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1889, he married Mary Elizabeth Brearley [1865-1930] in Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1892] who was a student [1911]
  2. Riley [b 1894] who was working on farm [1911]
  3. Dorothy [b 1898]
  4. Mary Louisa [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • Town Gate, Southowram [1901]
  • 3 Ashday Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • South View, Southowram [1930]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was lodger Arthur Brearley [b  1844].

William died 5th June 1930 (aged 64).

Mary Elizabeth died 6th November 1930 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B47]

 

Robertshaw surname
Other forms of the surname include Robertshay, Robinshaw and Robshaw.

Richard Robartshawe is recorded in 1441.

Originated in Robertshaw.

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

Unattached BMDs for Robertshaw:


Marriages 1853, 1886, 1889, 1902, 1935; Death 1907
 



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