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Skelton, AbrahamRef 424-1089
[1838-1???] Son of Abraham Skelton.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a factory hand (worsted) [1851] / a worsted spinning overlooker [1881] / a farmer [1891].

In [Q2] 1866, he married Ann Stables [1848-1???] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Hanson [b 1868] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a wheelwright [1911]
  2. Harry

The family lived at

  • Hays Lane, Ovenden [1881]
  • Upper West Scausby Farm, Ovenden [1891]

Skelton, AbrahamRef 424-1090
[1808-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a hand weaver (worsted) [1851] / who was a factory hand (worsted) [1851].

Around 1827, he married Mary [1808-18??].


Mary was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1827]
  2. John [b 1829] who was a wool comber [1851]
  3. Joseph [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
  4. Mary [b 1835] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
  5. Matthew [b 1836] who was a factory hand (worsted) [1851]
  6. Abraham

The family lived at

  • Mixenden Stones [1841]
  • Mixenden Lane [1851]

Skelton, AbrahamRef 424-1480
[18??-18??] Stone delver at Halifax.

In 1852, he was declared bankrupt

Skelton, Albert EdwardRef 424-1299
[1895-1916] Son of Fred Albert Skelton.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the R. E. S. Gymnasium / an oiler (silk spinning) [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

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

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 11C & 12A], and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

His brother Hubert also died in the War

Skelton, ArthurRef 424-1316
[1897-1918] Son of John Skelton.

Born in Greetland.

He was a member of Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland & Sunday School / a member of Greetland Liberal Club / a worsted doffer [1911].

He lived at 13 Spring Lane, Greetland.

During World War I, he enlisted [2nd September 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed by a shell during an advance [27th September 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918].

He was buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II D 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club.

Skelton, EdwinRef 424-243
[1845-1908] Son of Ann & William Skelton, a coal miner from Barnsley.

Born in Barnsley.

He was stationmaster at Holmfield Railway Station [1881].

On 18th January 1877, he married Ann Rebecca Wing [1857-1940] in Spittlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire.


Ann Rebecca was the daughter of Jane (née Kirk) [1827-1882] & Vincent Wing [1828-1856]
 

Children:

  1. Alice Maud Mary [1879-1933] who married Ernest Edwin Mann
  2. George Harold

The family lived at Holmfield Station House [1881].

He died in Croydon [14th November 1908]

Skelton, Fred AlbertRef 424-1307
[1868-1904] Born in Halifax.

He was a drayman (railway company) [1901].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Louisa Collins [1869-19??] in Halifax.


Louisa was born in Halifax.

She was a railway waiting room attendant [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Hubert
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Dorothy [b 1898] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  4. Eva [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 24 Fife Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Dean Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 7 Bright Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

Fred died in Leeds in 1904 (aged 37).

In 1913, she married Charles Heckingbottom in Halifax.

Sons Hubert & Albert Edward died in World War I

Skelton, George HaroldRef 424-301
[1882-1971] Son of Edwin Skelton.

Born in Shipley.

On 25th July 1928, he married Emily Elizabeth Robinson [1902-1982] in Addiscombe.

He died in Hailsham, Sussex

Skelton, HarryRef 424-1054
[1870-19??] Son of Abraham Skelton.

Born in Liversedge.

He was a worsted spinner [1881] / a milk dealer [1891] / a cattleman on farm [1901].

Around 1895, he married Hannah [1871-19??].


Hannah was born in Halifax.

She was a charwoman [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Ada [b 1898]
  3. Lily [b 1900]

The family lived at 4 Needle Row, Illingworth Moor, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Skelton, HarryRef 424-3518
[1856-1???] Butcher and innkeeper at the New Delight, Wainstalls [1881]

Skelton, HarryRef 424-9
[18??-19??] Councillor for Halifax Ovenden ward [1894]

Skelton, HenryRef 424-1656
[1823-1906] Born in Northowram.

He was an assistant to stuff dyers [1851] / a dyer's labourer [1861] / a labourer in worsted dyehouse [1871] / a greengrocer [1881, 1891] / a poultry keeper [1901].

He married Elizabeth [1826-1896].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax.

She was a dress maker [1851]

 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1850] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]
  2. Maria J. [b 1852] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]
  3. Sarah H. [b 1854] who was a coating weaver [1881]
  4. Priscilla [b 1855] who was a coating weaver [1881]
  5. Harriet [b 1858] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  6. James Albert [February 1860-18th July 1864]
  7. Fred [May 1862-28th July 1864]
  8. Ada E. [b 1865] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  9. Fred A. [b 1867] who was a skip boy [1881], a drayman [1891]
  10. Emily [b 1868] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a worsted warper [1891]
  11. Clara [August 1870-4th February 1872]

The family lived at

  • 34 South Side of Boothtown Road, Halifax [1851]
  • Shroggs Bottom. Halifax [1861]
  • 3 Leyland's Buildings, Halifax [1851]
  • 133 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 7 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1881, 1901]

Elizabeth died 7th November 1896 (aged 70).

Henry died 12th December 1906 (aged 83).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4573]

Skelton, HubertRef 424-1387
[1893-1916] Son of Fred Albert Skelton.

He was a member of the R. E. S. Gymnasium / a spinning overlooker (woollen mill) [1911] / employed by Clay & Horsfall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action on the Somme [28th October 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [25th November 1916].

He was buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France [Grave Ref S 16]. and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

His brother Albert Edward also died in the War

Skelton, JamesRef 424-1768
[1826-1909] Son of John Skelton.

Born in Halifax [26th May 1826].

He was a worsted spinner [1891] / a worsted spinner (employer) [1901] / a worsted spinner at Greaves Mill, Holywell Green [1905].

James married (1) Catherine [1831-1884].

Children:

  1. Janey Maria who died 17th January 1863 (aged 2 years & 3 months) 
  2. Elizabeth Ann who died 20th November 1862 (aged 6 months) 
  3. Sarah Annie [1865-1933] who married [1892] Edgar Pedley

Catherine died in 1884.


Details of Catherine's death & burial place are not yet known.
 

On 25th November 1885, James married (2) Mary Dransfield [1831-1884] in Barnsley.


Mary was born in Darton [21st January 1831], the daughter of Peter Dransfield, nail maker
 

Mary died 6th March 1884.

In [Q4] 1885, James married (3) Catherine [1846-1924] in Barnsley.


Catherine was born in Darton [10th January 1846], the daughter of Peter Dransfield and sister of James's second wife
 

The family lived at

  • James Street, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • Bank Field, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]
  • 298 Huddersfield Road Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was niece Annie Dransfield [b 1882].

James died 2nd June 1909.

Living with the widowed Catherine [in 1911] was nephew Arthur Harding [b 1878] (wool warehouseman).

In [Q2] 1917, Catherine married (2) Isaac Simpson in Halifax.

Catharine died 10th February 1924.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1847]

Skelton, JohnRef 424-3374
[1794-18??] Son of Joseph Skelton.

Born in Northowram [31st May 1794].

He was an assistant surveyor [1851]

On 16th September 1825, he married Esther, daughter of William Drake, at Southowram.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1827] who married Job Wainwright
  2. Martha [b 1829]
  3. Dorothy [b 1831]
  4. Henrietta Maria [b 1833]
  5. William [b 1836]
  6. Sarah [b 1841]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  8. John [b 1845] who was a bookkeeper

The family lived at Butterhouse, Skircoat [1851].

In 1851, living with the family, were grandchildren Jane & Thomas Wainwright, Esther's father William Drake, and aunt Hannah Turner [1770-18??].

John was dead by September 1855, when Esther and her children – Dorothy, William, Sarah, Elizabeth, John and Mary – and Mary's children – Jane and Thomas – sailed from Liverpool to New York aboard the Albert Gallatin.

In 1870, they were living in Chicago.

Esther was buried at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Skelton, JohnRef 424-563
[1872-19??] His father is not recorded on the marriage record.

Born in Liverpool.

He was a labourer of Scarr Bottom, Greetland [1895] / a woollen duler [1901] / a woollen fettler [1911].

In 1895, he married Harriet Bottomley [1871-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet, of Dean Street, Greetland, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Thomas Bottomley, pattern maker
 

Children:

  1. Eliza Ann [b 1896] who was a silk spinner [1911]
  2. Arthur Skelton a worsted doffer [1911]
  3. Edgar [b 1899]
  4. Willie [b 1902]
  5. Louisa [b 1904]
  6. Annie [b 1906]
  7. George [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Brandy Hole, Greetland [1901]
  • 13 Spring Lane, Greetland [1911, 1918]

Skelton, JosephRef 424-1594
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

Skelton, JosephRef 424-1619
[1754-1803]

He married Sarah [1752-1800].

Children:

  1. Betty [1790-1791] 1
  2. John [1790-18th August 1792]

Sarah died 18th June 1800 (aged 48).

Joseph died 18th July 1803 (aged 49).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Skelton, JosephRef 424-1645
[1808-1851] Of Sowerby Bridge.

Joseph died 13th November 1851 (aged 43).

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Skelton, Leslie G.Ref 424-713
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Air Force.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Skelton, M.Ref 424-1595
[18??-18??] Woolstapler at Halifax.

In March 1866, he was declared bankrupt

Skelton, SamuelRef 424-1084
[17??-1807] Son of Samuel Skelton.

On 9th January 1772, he married Mary Jackson [17??-1823] at Pickering.

Children:

  1. Mary who married John Priestley

Skelton, SamuelRef 424-1086
[1735-1787]

He married Elizabeth [17??-1787].

Children:

  1. Samuel

Elizabeth was buried at Pickering [14th April 1788]

Skelton, ThomasRef 424-600
[1895-1915] Born in Brampton, Cumberland.

He was a shuttle peg forger [1911].

In [Q2] 1910, he married Betsy Legg [1887-1971] in Todmorden.


Betsy was born in Wolverhampton.

She was a ring spinner (cotton) [1911]

 

They lived at

  • 7 Mitchell Street, Lineholme [1911]
  • 8 Pine Road, Todmorden [1916]

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

He died 23rd October 1916 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3C & 3D], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q2] 1919, Betsy married (2) William Thomas Barritt [1882-1929].

In [Q3] 1932, she married (3) Charles Jennings.

She died in Todmorden in 1971

Skelton, William DanielRef 424-1263
[1883-1917] Son of Sarah & Thomas Skelton.

Born in Burton-on-Trent.

He was a commercial traveller [1911].

In [Q1] 1907, he married Gertrude Louisa Bentley [1885-19??] in Halifax.


Gertrude was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [b 1907]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]

The family lived at

  • 13 Emscote Place, Halifax [1911]
  • 10 Leatham Street, Lee Mount, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers, and he served as a Private with the 210th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 30th November 1917 (aged 34).

He was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Gaza) (including Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref Q 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Skelton, WillieRef 424-1154
[1894-1917] Son of Harry Skelton.

Born in Halifax.

He was employed by I. & R. Charnock & Sons.

He lived at Firth's Buildings, Holmfield.

He had a sweetheart Miss Greenwood of Bradshaw.

During World War I, he enlisted [14th October 1916], and he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He and 5 others were killed in action in an attack near Havrincourt in the Battle of Cambrai [21st November 1917].

He was buried at Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref E 14].

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



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