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Roper, MrRef 11-18
[18??-1???] Around 1882, he married Elizabeth [1861-19??] from X.

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1882] who was a teacher [1911]
  2. Cunliffe [b 1884] who was a hotel bookkeeper [1911]
  3. Ernest [b 1889] who was a hosier's assistant [1911]

After his death, Elizabeth was hotel proprietor the Old Cock, Halifax [1911]

Roper, BenRef 11-568
[1880-1918]

He married Lily.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 29th April 1918 (aged 38).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth.

In [Q4] 1919, Lily married James W. Dobby in Todmorden.

They lived at 3 Chiserly Fieldside, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge

Roper, BenjaminRef 11-400
[1832-1877] Born in Halifax.

Son of William Roper.

He was a wool scourer [1851] / a foreman in a wool warehouse [1871].

He married (1) Harriet [1827-1852].

Harriet died 15th October 1852 (aged 25).

In [Q2] 1863, he married (2) Eliza Smith [1838-1900] in Halifax.


Eliza was born in Halifax.

She was a milliner & dress maker [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Miles W. [b 1865]
  2. Ronald S. [b 1867]
  3. Harry [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • 10 Delph Street, Halifax [1871]

Benjamin died 4th September 1877 (aged 45).

Eliza died 21st April 1900 (aged 62).

He and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3094] with his parents

Roper, FrankRef 11-549
[1926-] Brighouse man who has spent much time tending Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, Firth's War Memorial, Brighouse War Memorial, and Rastrick War Memorial and ensuring that they provide an accurate record of those who served and who died in action

Roper, FrederickRef 11-892
[1828-1901]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter [18??-1901]

They lived at 38 Clifton Road, Halifax.

He died 26th January 1901

Roper, HaroldRef 11-83
[1898-1969] Son of Joe Edward Roper.

Born 1st January 1898; baptised – along with his 2 brothers Willie & Lewis – at St James's Church, Halifax [5th August 1903].

He was an RAF cadet [1918] / landlord of the New Inn, Halifax [1936].

He died Q1 1969 (aged 71) 

Roper, JamesRef 11-883
[1800-1853] He was a joiner.

He married Sarah [1799-1872].

Children:

  1. Harriet [1837-1852]

James died 11th May 1853 (aged 53).

Sarah died 13th March 1872 (aged 73).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3152] with Randolph Robinson


Question: Does anyone know the connection between the Robinson & Roper families?

 

Roper, Joe EdwardRef 11-74
[1868-1912] Son of William Roper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a barman [1896] / landlord of the New Inn, Lee Bridge [1899, 1905] / beerhouse keeper at the New Inn [1911].

On 4th June 1896, he married Mary Emily Sutcliffe [1871-1918] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Mary Emily was the daughter of James Sutcliffe, storekeeper
 

Children:

  1. Harold
  2. Willie [1900-1921]
  3. Lewis [1903]
  4. Albert [1905]
  5. twins Jack [1908]
  6. Tom [1908-1909] who died aged 8 months

Joe Edward died 8th October 1912 (aged 44).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £366 4/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Emily.

Mary Emily died 27th December 1918 (aged 47).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,135 17/9d.

Probate was granted to son Harold.

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: Tom [5th April 1909]; Joe Edward [12th October 1912]; Mary Emily [30th December 1918]; Willie [23rd May 1921]

Roper, JohnRef 11-1541
[1???-14??] Of Hipperholme. Recorded in 1437, when he and John Stancefeld opened up the soil in Shelf Moor and dug up peat turves for fuel where they had no rights of common

Roper, JohnRef 11-1660
[1802-1876] Son of shearmaker Luke Roper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer [1825] / landlord of the Angel, Halifax [1837, 1841, 1845] / a butter factor [1851] / a butter dealer [1861] / a former butter factor [1871].

In 1825, he married Kezia Wilson [1806-1857] at Halifax Parish Church.


Kezia came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1826] who was a filler in carpet print works [1851]
  2. Harriot [b 1827] who was a dress maker [1851]
  3. Luke [b 1829] who was a clog & patten maker [1851]
  4. Rebecca [b 1831] who was a stuff piece stitcher [1851]
  5. Ann [b 1833] who was a warp setter in carpet works [1851]
  6. Emma [b 1837] who was a rugback weaver (power) [1851]
  7. Mariah J. [b 1839] who was a carpet picker [1851]
  8. Sarah [b 1841]
  9. John [b 1843] who was a clogger & patten maker [1861]
  10. Ellen [b 1845]
  11. Armytage [b 1847]

They lived at

  • Lee Bridge, Halifax [1841]
  • 5 Mount Pleasant, Halifax [1851]
  • 10 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1861, 1871]

Living with John and son John [in 1861] was grandson William Roper [b 1858]

Roper, JohnRef 11-390
[13??-14??] In 1401, he occupied the Shibden Mill.

He was Constable of Northowram

Roper, JohnRef 11-509
[13??-14??] He was Constable of Northowram [1407].

Roper Lane, Queensbury is named for him

Roper, JohnRef 11-556
[1823-1844]

In [Q4] 1842, he married Susey Ann Blagborough in Halifax.


Susey Ann was the daughter of
Shadrach Blagbrough
 

John died 3rd February 1844 (aged 21).

Susey Ann died 10th December 1849 (aged 27).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2741] with Susey Ann's siblings Mary Blagbrough & George Blagbrough

Roper, LukeRef 11-1661
[1781-18??] He was a shearmaker [1802, 1809] / a butter, bacon, cheese, flour dealer at Lee Bridge, Halifax [1837] / a butter & bacon factor [1841].

He married Mary [1781-18??]. Mary was widowed and a grocer [1851].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Sarah [b 1807] who married Francis Butler
  4. Luke [b 1809] who was a butter & bacon factor [1841], a labourer [1851]
  5. Mary [b 1826]
  6. Lucey [b 1821]

They lived at

  • Lee Bridge, Halifax [1841]
  • 23 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were Joseph Roper [aged 6], granddaughter Mary Ann Butler [aged 4], and labourer William Wilkinson [aged 15].

Living with them [in 1851] were visitors Rebeka Hodgson [aged 13] Sarah Jane Hodgson [aged 6] both from Wakefield

Roper, LukeRef 11-864
[1830-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a clogger employing 1 man & 3 boys [1861] / a clogger [1871] / a master clogger [1881] / a clogger & marine store dealer [1891].

In [Q3] 1854, he married Martha Lainton in Halifax.


Martha was the daughter of
William Lainton
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1856] who was an errand boy [1871], a print washer (carpet works) [1881], a tailor's porter [1891]
  2. Frank [b 1858] who was a roller coverer (carpet works) [1871], a retail clothier's manager [1881]
  3. George [b 1860] who was a doffer worsted mill [1871], an ironmonger's porter [1881], an ironmonger's assistant [1881]
  4. Harry [b 1863] who was a spinner worsted mill [1871], an ironmonger's apprentice [1881], an ironmonger's assistant [1881]
  5. Wilson [b 1864] who was a clothier's errand boy [1881]
  6. Martha [b 1867] who was a lithograph printer's assistant [1881], a tailoress [1891, 1901]

    The Lister Lane archives record


    Wilson [1893-1899] (son of Martha) who was buried with his Lainton great grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3972]
     

  7. Harriet [b 1869] who was a tailoress [1891]
  8. Walter [b 1872] who was a letter carrier [1891]
  9. Ernest [b 1879] who was a tailor [1901]

The family lived at

  • Clogger's Shop, Haley Hill, Halifax [1861]
  • 7 Haley Hill, Halifax [1871, 1881] [1891]
  • 3 Crossley Street, Halifax [1901]

Luke died between 1891 & 1901.

A Martha Roper died in Halifax [Q2 1906] (aged 70) 

Roper, MatthewRef 11-855
[17??-18??]

He married Nancy [1786-1867].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1810-1884] who married Thomas Metcalfe

Nancy died 5th August 1867 (aged 81).

SHE was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2410]

Roper, Ronald PercyRef 11-143
[1891-1917] Son of Ronald Smith Roper.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Church Choir & Sunday School / a traveller for Abram Pulman & Sons Limited [1911] / a soldier at South Camp, Ripon [1916].

At Whitsuntide 1916, he married Ivy Margery Howarth at Halifax Parish Church.


Ivy Margery, of King Cross Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Edis Howarth
 

They lived at 84 King Cross Street.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed by shellfire as he was escorting prisoners [28th April 1917].

He was buried at Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France [Grave Ref F 1]. A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [3rd June 1917].

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

Roper, Ronald SmithRef 11-150
[1867-1913] Son of Benjamin Roper, woolstapler.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper of Francis Street [1888] / a wool stapler's cashier [1891] / a commercial traveller for cigar manufacturer [1901, 1911].

In 1888, he married Martha Jane Oddy at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Martha Jane, of Raglan Street, was the daughter of
Luke Oddy
 

Children:

  1. Ronald Percy
  2. Howard Douglas [b 1892] who was a steam engine fitter's apprentice [1911]
  3. Marjorie A. [b 1897]

They lived at

  • 9 Raglan Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 22 College Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 88 Pye Nest Gate, Halifax [1911]
  • 38 Park Place, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was Martha's mother Ellen (monthly sick nurse 1891).

Ronald died in 1913 (aged 46) 

Roper, ThomasRef 11-1751
[18??-1???] In 1867, he married Fanny, daughter of David Maude in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1868-1904]
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy

Fanny & her children were buried at Butts Green Baptist Chapel, Warley

Roper, ThomasRef 11-198
[15??-1???] In 1598, he was appointed guardian of Michael, the eldest son of William Brodley of New Close, Bradford.

He married Agnes Brook [15??-1???].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Roper, ThomasRef 11-2
[1581-1634] Son of Thomas Roper.

On 4th February 1604, he married Mary Bentley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Martha
  3. Jeremy
  4. Mary
  5. Sarah
  6. Rebecka
  7. Daniell

Roper, ThomasRef 11-218
[1805-1885] Son of Luke Roper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1826] / landlord of the Commercial Inn, Keighley Road [1851] / landlord of the New Inn, Lee Bridge [1861, 1885].

On 23rd October 1826, he married Mary Bates [1805-1866] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1831]
  2. Joseph [b 1833]
  3. William
  4. 4 Thomas Henry 1839
  5. 5 Luke 1850

Mary died at the New Inn [7th May 1866].

Thomas died at the New Inn [14th April 1885].

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Roper, ThomasRef 11-630
[1855-1900] Stone merchant & partner in Midgley & Roper.

He died Q3 1900 (aged 45).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,230 13/7d.

His executors were Albert Barber and John Pilling of Brighouse

Roper, WilliamRef 11-431
[1833-1886] Son of Thomas Roper.

He was a dyer.

On 20th February 1855, he married (1) Susan Binns [1834-1858] in Halifax.


Susan was born in Ovenden
 

Susan died in Ovenden [12th August 1858].

On 27th November 1859, he married (2) Mabeth Balmforth [1835-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mabeth, of Ovenden, was the daughter of Samuel Balmforth, postman
 

Children:

  1. Mayberry Ann [1865-1915] who married Thomas Rawnsley
  2. Joe Edward
  3. Luke [b 1872]

William died in the New Inn [8th April 1886].

He left £111 to his widow Mabeth.

William & Susan were buried at Illingworth Church

Mabeth died 18th June 1899 (aged 63).

She was buried at Illingworth Church [22nd June 1899].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £674 14/-.

Probate was granted to her son Joe Edward, and son-in-law Thomas Rawnsley

Roper, WilliamRef 11-880
[1803-1875] He was a wool comber [1841] / a wool scourer [1851].

He married Mary Ann [1804-1868].


His wife is listed as Martha [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1826] who was a wool spinner [1841]
  2. Joseph [b 1828] who was a wire drawer [1841]
  3. Martha [b 1830] who was a wool spinner [1841]
  4. Mary [b 1831] who was a worsted reeler [1851]
  5. Benjamin
  6. Mary Ann [b 1836] who was a power loom weaver worsted [1851]

They lived at

  • Birks Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 2 Birks Hall Lane, Halifax [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] was William's mother (?) Sarah Roper [b 1767].

Mary Ann died 12th June 1868 (aged 64).

William died 20th October 1875 (aged 72).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3094]

 

Roper surnameRef 11-1

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

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




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