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Mr Sykes [1???-1862]
Mr Sykes [18??-1???]
Mr Sykes [18??-18??]
Mrs Sykes [18??-18??]
Mr. Sykes [18??-19??]
Albert Sykes [18??-191?]
Albert Sykes [1840-1865]
Albert Victor Sykes [1882-1939]
Alfred Sykes [1840-1875]
Alfred Edward Sykes [1880-1963]
Alice Irene Sykes [1884-1908]
Aquilla Sykes [1861-1916]
Arthur Sykes [1887-19??]
B. Sykes [18??-19??]
Ben Sykes [1884-1966]
Benjamin Sykes [1797-1865]
Benjamin Sykes [18??-19??]
Benjamin Sykes [1852-1897]
Benjamin Sykes [1870-1939]
Benjamin Sykes [1893-1917]
Benjamin Sykes [1903-1973]
Benny Sykes [19??-19??]
Rev C. W. Sykes [18??-19??]
Dr Charles Sykes [18??-18??]
Charles Sykes [1843-1???]
Charles Sykes [1873-19??]
Clifford Sykes [1889-1937]
E. Sykes [18??-19??]
Edgar Sykes [1880-1917]
Edgar Sykes [1881-1917]
Edmund Sykes [1843-1921]
Edmund Sykes [19??-19??]
Edward Sykes [18??-1864]
Edward Sykes [19??-1977]
Edward Kenworthy Sykes [1898-19??]
Edwin Sykes [1866-19??]
Ernest Edward Sykes [1886-1916]
Ethel Grace Sykes [1879-1???]
F. Sykes [18??-19??]
F. A. Sykes [18??-19??]
Frank Sykes [1892-1917]
Rev Frank Morris Sykes [1879-1939]
Fred Sykes [1???-18??]
Fred Sykes [1922-1941]
Rev Frederick Drummond Sykes [19??-19??]
Frederick William Sykes [1850-1914]
Frederick William Sykes [1858-1923]
George Sykes [1831-1???]
George Sykes [1890-1917]
George Edwin Sykes [1864-1???]
George Frederick Sykes [1846-1916]
George William Sykes [1887-19??]
Gladys Sykes [19??-19??]
Hanson Sykes [1876-19??]
Harold Sykes [18??-191?]
Harold Tillotson Sykes [1882-1915]
Henry Sykes [1827-1???]
Henry George Sykes [18??-1901]
Herbert Sykes [1888-1933]
Holdsworth Sykes [1847-1907]
Horace Sykes [1892-1919]
Israel Sykes [16??-17??]
J. Sykes [18??-191?]
James Sykes [1???-18??]
James Sykes [1782-1846]
James Sykes [1809-18??]
James Sykes [1866-19??]
James Sykes [1867-19??]
James Sykes [1877-1971]
James Albert Sykes [1896-1914]
James H. Sykes [18??-1???]
James Henry Sykes [1874-19??]
James Walker Sykes [1843-1918]
John Sykes [18??-18??]
John Sykes [18??-18??]
John Sykes [1811-18??]
John Sykes [1815-18??]
John Sykes [1836-1877]
John Sykes [1846-1???]
John Sykes [1889-1917]
John Sykes [19??-1944]
John Coggin Sykes [1897-1918]
John Edward Sykes [1843-1895]
John Walker Sykes [1857-1928]
John William Sykes [1875-19??]
John William Sykes [1879-1917]
Jonathan Sykes [1817-1???]
Joseph Sykes [1???-18??]
Joseph Sykes [1???-18??]
Joseph Sykes [18??-1???]
Joseph Sykes [1816-1865]
Joseph Sykes [1853-1936]
Joshua Sykes [1850-1910]
Leslie Sykes [19??-197?]
Levi Sykes [1852-1907]
Levi Sykes [1857-1921]
Lewis Sykes [1892-1917]
Mabel Annis Sykes [1880-1970]
Martin Sykes [1845-1927]
Mary Sykes [1846-1???]
Miles Sykes [1811-1853]
Nathan Sykes [1895-1917]
Norman Walker Sykes [1887-1???]
PC Sykes [18??-18??]
Percival Sykes [1882-1917]
Peter Roy Crompton Sykes [1919-1943]
Peter Savile Sykes [1923-1996]
Phyllis Sykes [19??-19??]
R. G. Sykes [19??-19??]
Richard Sykes [1828-1904]
Robert Sykes [1811-1872]
Samuel Sykes [1896-1916]
Samuel Raymond Sykes [1877-1949]
Savile Merrall Sykes [1880-1938]
Selwyn Sykes [1897-1918]
Simeon Sykes [1867-1939]
Smith Sykes [1845-1874]
Squire Sykes [18??-18??]
Squire Sykes [1841-1871]
Susan Sykes
Thomas Sykes [18??-1???]
Thomas Sykes [1895-1915]
Thomas Henry Sykes [1862-1???]
Thompson Arthur Sykes [1881-1918]
Titus Sykes [1746-1???]
Victor Ernest Sykes [1886-1917]
Walter Sykes [18??-19??]
Walter Sykes [1856-1939]
Wilfred Sykes [1898-1916]
William Sykes [1???-1867]
William Sykes [17??-1???]
William Sykes [1839-1???]
William Sykes [1840-19??]
William Sykes [1849-1???]
William Sykes [1854-1930]
William Sykes [1858-19??]
William Sykes [1880-1952]
Willie Sykes [1883-1916]
Wright Sykes [1868-1955] 


Sykes, Mr
[1???-1862] A small manufacturer at Rastrick.

On 19th April 1862, he committed suicide by cutting his throat, almost severing his head from his body. He was aware of the horror of the event and knelt on the floor with his head over a tub when he inflicted the wounds.

FreeBMD records the death of a John Sykes in [Q2] 1862

Sykes, Mr
[18??-1???] A market gardener. In 1872, he opened Sykes Gardens at Brighouse


Question: Can anyone provide a link between this man and James Sykes? Could he be James's son, John

 

Sykes, Mr
[18??-18??] Constable of Stainland [1849]

Sykes, Mrs
[18??-18??] She lived with her teenage son at Number 23 Daisy Croft, Brighouse.

In July 1887, her son was exploring in the loft when he discovered a number of bones. Dr Frederick Fielding Bond was called and identified the remains as being those of a young woman. It was said that the house had been the surgery of Dr Hopkinson, and that the bones were probably from his specimens.

Mrs Sykes displayed the bones in her house, making a charge for visitors to see them, before the remains were taken by the police for interment

Sykes, Mr.
[18??-19??] He married Mary Louisa [1859-19??] from Hemsworth.

Children:

  1. child
  2. Harold Tillotson [b 1882] who was a floorcloth manufacturer (employer) [1911]
  3. Beatrice Mary [b 1884]
  4. Ernest Edward [b 1887] who was a carpet manufacturer (employer) [1911]

The family lived at Oakfield, Halifax [1911].

Mary Louisa was widowed by 1911

Sykes, Albert
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

Sykes, Albert
[1840-1865] Of Hipperholme.

He married Elizabeth [1839-1876].

Children:

  1. Emily [1863-1874]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe with his grandson Harold Muff [1889-1892] who died aged 2 years and 4 months

Sykes, Albert Victor
[1882-1939] Son of Joshua Sykes.

He was a mechanic [1910].

On 9th June 1910, he married Annie Halliday [1884-19??] from Halifax, at Christ Church, Pellon.

Albert Victor died in Ovenden [3rd December 1939].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Sykes, Alfred
[1840-1875] Son of Robert Sykes.

He was a tea dealer [1864].

On 8th October 1864, he married Emma Freeman at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of James Freeman
 

Children:

  1. Robert Herbert [b 1867]
  2. Emily Florence [b 1869]
  3. Stuart Alfred [b 1872]

The children were born in Halifax.

Alfred died 21st August 1875

Sykes, Alfred Edward
[1880-1963] Of Holywell House, Holywell Green.

Son of James Walker Sykes.

Born 19th May 1880.

Baptised at St Andrew's Church, Stainland [17th June 1880].

His family owned Gosport Mills, Outlane.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1918]

On 1st September 1909, he married Sarah Ellen Watkinson at St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf.


Canon George Watkinson conducted the ceremony.
 

Children:

  1. Marjory who married Geoffrey Mitchell Butler
  2. Edward
  3. Gladys Watkinson [19??-198?] who married George Yull
  4. Dorothy who married Freddy Wale
  5. Leslie

The family lived at

Alfred and Nellie separated in the late 1920s.

He went to live at Sheriff Hutton, York where he died

Sykes, Alice Irene
[1884-1908] Daughter of Joshua Sykes.

Born in Hipperholme [20th January 1884].

On 20th April 1908, she married Robert Arthur Rowlands [1883-1978] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Robert Arthur was a druggist, born in Bardney, Lincolnshire
 

Alice died in Gloucestershire in 1908

Robert Arthur died in Sutton in 1978

Sykes, Aquilla
[1861-1916] Born in Southowram [27th December 1861].

He was a partner in Harrison & Sykes [1905] / a stone merchant & quarry owner (employer) [1911].

On 31st May 1884, he married (1) Mary Ellen Green [1859-1890] in Halifax.


Mary Ellen came from Halifax
 

They had no children.

Mary Ellen died in Southowram in 1890.

In [Q1] 1891, he married (2) Ellen Whiteley [1863-1919].


Ellen came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Hilda [1893-1991] who was a worsted mender [1911] and married James William Whiteley
  3. Wilfred

The family lived at

  • Wakefield Road, Hipperholme [1905]
  • 1 Tennyson Place, Hipperholme [1911]
  • 30 New Street, Southowram [1916]

He died at 30 New Street [7th August 1916].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £154 12/4d to his widow Ellen

Sykes, Arthur
[1887-19??] MM.

Son of Levi Sykes.

He was educated at Beckett's Park College, Leeds / a school teacher [1911] / a well-known cricket & football player.

He lived at Charlestown, Hebden Bridge,

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was awarded the Military Medal for


putting out a fire near ammunition
 

He survived the War

Sykes, B.
[18??-19??] Stone merchant at Halifax.

In November 1893, he was declared bankrupt

Sykes, Ben
[1884-1966]

On 30th April 1930, he married Mary Hannah at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was the widow of
John Thomas Clarkson.

She was licensee of the Spring Rock, Greetland [1920-1930]

 

Ben took over at the Spring Rock [1930]

Sykes, Benjamin
[1797-1865] Of Brighouse.

He married Maria [1796-1887].

Children:

  1. George Hepworth (Sykes) [1831-1876]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Sykes, Benjamin
[18??-19??] He was game keeper on Lord Savile's estate at Rishworth / landlord of the White Lion, Hebden Bridge [1905, 1917].

In [Q4] 1866, he married Hephzibah Garside in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Wright

Sykes, Benjamin
[1852-1897] Son of William Sykes, farmer.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a cart driver of Barkisland [1872] / a farm butcher [1881] / a farm labourer [1891].

On 1st June 1872, he married Hannah Lumb [1852-1903] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Barkisland, the daughter of Levi Lumb, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ellen [b 1873] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  2. Martha Ann [1875-1963] who was a cotton spinner [1891] & married George Henry Eastwood
  3. Janet [1877-1954] who was a cotton spinner [1891], a cotton piecer [1901], a housekeeper & head of the household [1911]
  4. John William
  5. Agnes Hannah [1881-1960] who was a woollen weaver [1901]
  6. Edith Annie [b 1882] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a woollen weaver [1911]
  7. Ben [b 1884] who was a woollen piecer [1901], a farm labourer [1911]
  8. Emily [b 1886] who was a woollen weaver [1901]
  9. Mary E [b 1889] who was a half-time cotton piecer [1901], a woollen weaver [1911]
  10. Eveline [1890-1891] who died in infancy
  11. Miriam [1891-1973] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  12. Fred [b 1893] who was a woollen piecer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 15 Wall Nook, Barkisland [1881, 1891]
  • Gilbert Field, Barkisland [1901, 1911]

Benjamin died Q4 1897 (aged 46).

Hannah died in 1903 (aged 51) 

Sykes, Benjamin
[1870-1939] Born in Brighouse.

He was a joiner [1911].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Laura Dyson [1869-1964] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Edith Delia [b 1908]

The family lived at 103 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

Sykes, Benjamin
[1893-1917] Son of Wright Sykes.

He was educated at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1914], and served as a Private with the 13th Battalion Royal Scots.

He was wounded 4 times.

He died 1st August 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the family grave at Heptonstall Church, on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 11], on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School

Sykes, Benjamin
[1903-1973] Son of Benjamin Sykes.

He was art teacher at Victoria School, Rastrick

Sykes, Benny
[19??-19??] Brighouse artist and member of the Brighouse Art Circle.

He taught at Victoria School, Rastrick

Sykes, Rev C. W.
[18??-19??] Minister at Heath Congregational Church [1905, 1907]

Sykes, Dr Charles
[18??-18??] Physician and surgeon at Rastrick Common.

In July 1844, he was declared insolvent

Sykes, Charles
[1843-1???] Son of John Sykes.

Born in Brighouse.

Like others in the family, he was a gardener.

In 1865, he married Grace, daughter of William Oates, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John William [b 1870]

In 1871, they were living with Grace's family at Brookfoot Lane.

In 1881, his father, John, was living with the family

Sykes, Charles
[1873-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was a spinner [1907].

In [Q1] 1907, he married Amelia Horner in Halifax.


Amelia was the daughter of
George Horner
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1908]
  2. Norah [b 1911]

The children were born in Bradford.

Amelia died in Harrogate [5th November 1933]

Sykes, Clifford
[1889-1937] Son of George Frederick Sykes.

He was a wheelwright [1913].

On 15th Sep 1913, he married Florence Elizabeth Tyson [1890-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Florence Elizabeth was born in Bradford
 

Clifford died in Halifax [2nd June 1937]

Sykes, E.
[18??-19??] Electrical engineer at King Cross Street, Halifax.

See The Gath Electrical Engineering Company

Sykes, Edgar
[1880-1917]

In [Q3] 1903, he married Emma Smith in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 9 High Grove Lane, Trooper Lane, Halifax
  • 26 Swan Bank Lane, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then transferred and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of pneumonia [31st January 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref IV H 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Sykes, Edgar
[1881-1917]

In [Q2] 1903, he married Emma Smith in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 9 High Grove Lane, Trooper Lane, Halifax
  • 20 Swan Bank Lane, Caddy Field, Halifax

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

He died of pneumonia [31st January 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref IV H 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Sykes, Edmund
[1843-1921] Born in Elland.

He established Edmund Sykes & Sons Limited.

In [Q2] 1870, he married Judith Hannah Chadwick [1845-1936] in Halifax.


Judith Hannah was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1873-1951] who was a woollen feeder [1891]
  2. James
  3. Joseph Chadwick [1879-1960] who was a woollen operator [1891], a manufacturer [1921]
  4. George [1881-1949] who was a manufacturer [1921]

The family lived at

  • 15 Upper Back Langdale Street, Elland [1891]
  • Savile Road, Elland [1921]

Edmund died 22nd March 1921.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £20,072 17/11d.

Probate was granted to sons James, Joseph & George

Sykes, Edmund
[19??-19??] Of Edmarville, Barkisland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Patricia who married [1966?] Russell Earnshaw from Halifax

Sykes, Edward
[18??-1864] Manufacturer.

Partner in Edward Sykes & Sons Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James Walker
  2. (possibly) Frederick William

The family lived at Gosport, Stainland [1861].

He died after being thrown from his gig when the horse bolted as they were going down Crimble Clough, near Slaithwaite

Sykes, Edward
[19??-1977] DFC.

Aka Bill.

Son of Alfred Edward Sykes. He served in the Royal Navy, retiring as Lieutenant Commander. He was awarded the DFC for his contributions in the Battle of the River Plate. On leaving the Navy, he was the personal to Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine.

He married Gill Pilcher.


Gill was the daughter of a Scottish jute manufacturer

Gill's brother married the writer Rosamund Pilcher

 

They had no children

Sykes, Edward Kenworthy
[1898-19??] Known as Ted.

Son of Wright Sykes.

He was employed by Brighouse Motor Agency & Calder Buses / gamekeeper to Lord Savile

Sykes, Edwin
[1866-19??] Born in Halifax.

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

He married Alice [1868-1901].

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1894] who was a firer at brickworks [1911], and served with the Royal Field Artillery [World War I]
  2. Samuel

In 1903, he married Ada Louisa Normanton [1874-19??] in Halifax.


Ada Louise was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1907]
  2. George [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 19 Elephant Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 29 Browning Avenue, Siddal, Halifax [1911]

Sykes, Ernest Edward
[1886-1916] MC.

Known as Jimmy.

Son of John Edward Sykes.

He was a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / educated at Heath Grammar School, and at Giggleswick / a member of the Halifax Club / a member of the Halifax Bowling Club / a member of the Halifax Golf Club / a member of the Probity Masonic Lodge / a member of the Halifax Territorials / involved in the family firm, Miles Sykes & Son.

He never married.

During World War I, he enlisted when War broke out, and served as a Captain with the 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial)  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was in hospital in London [from November 1915].

He was mentioned twice in despatches for

conspicuous acts of gallantry

and was awarded the Military Cross [14th January 1916]. He was recommended for the Legion of Honour.

He died from a shrapnel wound to the stomach, during a heavy German bombardment [3rd July 1916].

He was buried at Authuile Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref E 22].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Paul's Church, King Cross, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, on the Memorial at Halifax Freemasons, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

He left £4,703 1/9d to his mother

Sykes, Ethel Grace
[1879-1???] Daughter of Joshua Sykes.

Born in Leeds.

She was a worsted coating mender [1911].

There is evidence Ethel went to the USA (possibly) to join her sister Mabel

Sykes, F.
[18??-19??] He stood unsuccessfully as the Independent Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1931]

Sykes, F. A.
[18??-19??]

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

He lived at 2 Edward Street, King Cross.

He died in the conflict.

Sykes, Frank
[1892-1917] He was a blacksmith's striker at Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

On 2nd May 1914, he married Annie Crossley at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1915]

They lived at Thornhills, Clifton.

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

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], on Clifton War Memorial, in the book Clifton War Memorial, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Sykes, Rev Frank Morris
[1879-1939] MA, OBE.

Born in Mexborough.

He was at Selwyn College [1900] before becoming Curate at Halifax in charge of St Michael's, Southowram [1908], Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1909, 1914], and Chaplain to the Armed Forces [1919].

He left to serve at Middlesbrough [1921-1930] and Whitby [from 1930].

He died in Whitby

Sykes, Fred
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Upper George, Rastrick [1881].

He married Elizabeth.

After his death, Elizabeth continued at the Upper George, Rastrick [1891]

Sykes, Fred
[1922-1941] Son of Hilda & Frank Sykes of Cornholme.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 234 Battery 89 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 20th May 1941 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [Grave Ref 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Sykes, Rev Frederick Drummond
[19??-19??] Vicar of St John's Church, West Vale [1966]

Sykes, Frederick William
[1850-1914] (Possibly) son of Edward Sykes.

He was Treasurer of the Outlane Club / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / a member of Edward Sykes & Sons Limited at Gosport Mills, Stainland.

He lived at Gosport House, Stainland [1901].

Living with him [in 1901] was his sister Clara Alice [1857-19??].

He died suddenly on the Mills premises [9th June 1914]. The cause of death was the bursting of a blood vessel near the heart

Sykes, Frederick William
[1858-1923] Of Lindley, Huddersfield. He was a magistrate for the West Riding.

In 1880, he married Catherine, daughter of John Whitley.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter

Sykes, George
[1831-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a noted local preacher for the Methodists in Halifax / a cloth finisher [1871].

He married Sarah [1832-1914].


Sarah was born in Halifax.

She was a worker for Salterhebble United Methodist Free Chapel

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1852]
  2. Hannah [b 1854] who married [Q2 1879] Tom Wood
  3. Walter [b 1856]
  4. George Edwin
  5. Sarah Ellen [b 1867] who married Sam Stocks
  6. Willie [b 1870]
  7. Lena [b 1876] who married Charles Baxendale

The family lived at

  • Southowram [1871]
  • Exeter Street, Halifax [1881]

Sarah died at her daughter Lena's home [24th February 1914] (aged 82).

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Sykes, George
[1890-1917]

He married Ethel.

They lived at 36 Priestley Hill, Ambler Thorn.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 28th June 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III H 50]

Sykes, George Edwin
[1864-1???] Son of George Sykes.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a carpet weaver [1901] / a slaughter house attendant [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Hettie Craven [1868-19??] in Halifax


Hettie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1893]
  2. Leslie [b 1900]
  3. Neville [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • Timber Street, Halifax [1901]

Sykes, George Frederick
[1846-1916] Son of Robert Sykes.

He was a brewer [1866].

On 20th December 1866, he married Mary Elizabeth Hanson [1844-1915] in Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Bedworth
 

Children:

  1. Virtue [1874-1954] who married Herbert Whiteley
  2. Hanson
  3. Clara [b 1878]
  4. Harry [b 1884]
  5. Ethel Mary [1886-1966] who married Horace Rawnsley
  6. Clifford

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 1 Wainman Street, Halifax [1916].

George died 15th August 1916.

He was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Sykes, George William
[1887-19??] Born in Halifax

On 31st July 1909, he married Annie Hollas in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of
Wright Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1910]

Sykes, Gladys
[19??-19??] Daughter of Alfred Edward Sykes.

She married George Yull

Sykes, Hanson
[1876-19??] Son of George Frederick Sykes.

Born 5th March 1876.

He was a stone mason [1898].

On 6th June 1898, he married Rebecca Lucinda Robinson [1874-1937] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Rebecca was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (née Stevenson) [b 1842] & John James Robinson [1841-1894], a Leeds joiner
 

Rebecca died in St Catherine's nursing home, Manningham, Bradford [23rd November 1937].

She was buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

After her death, there is evidence that Hanson may have gone to Canada

Sykes, Harold
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

Sykes, Harold Tillotson
[1882-1915] Son of John Edward Sykes.

He worked with his brother Savile in the floor covering business.

He never married.

He died in Halifax [5th January 1915].

He left £6,077 6/10d to his mother

Sykes, Henry
[1827-1???] Born in Birstall.

He was a brewer's labourer [1881] / a foreman maltster [1891].

He married Unknown.

He was a widower by 1881.

He lived at

  • Prospect View, Northowram [1881]
  • 45 Shibden Head Lane, Northowram [1891]

Living with him [in 1881] was boarder Sally Day (domestic servant).

Living with him [in 1891] were Sally Day (housekeeper domestic servant) and her 2 daughters: Caroline Day [b 1882] & Ellen Day [b 1884]

Sykes, Henry George
[18??-1901] Solicitor. He was Clerk to the Justices at Holmfirth and Brighouse. He lived – and died – at Banks Villa, Rastrick

Sykes, Herbert
[1888-1933] OBE.

Son of policeman Martin Sykes.

Born in Midgley [26th April 1888].

He was a photographer colour asher? [1911] / a motor engineer / a test pilot for Whitehead Aircraft during World War II He obtained his flying licence on 25th July 1915.

Although he was a youngish man in 1915, he wasn't drafted into the air service as a combat pilot, possibly because he was more valuable as an instructor and test pilot.

He was employed to test fly the Sopwith Pup fighters that Whitehead Aircraft was building at Hanworth, prior to handing them over to the RFC.

He was awarded the OBE

for courage in testing aircraft in spite of severe accidents

Tony Eggeling says that

After the war Sykes owned a succession of surplus military aircraft, including a single seat Sopwith Pup, but principally the ubiquitous twin-seat Avro 504, in which he could take up paying passengers for joy-rides

In 1919, he was involved in Flying Week at Gun Club Field, Lightcliffe.

In 1920, he demonstrated his Psyche aeroplane at Aeroplane Field.

He lived at

  • 5 Clifton Common, Brighouse [1915]

He was landlord at The New Passage Hotel, Pilning, Gloucestershire, where he did a bit of gliding in a home-built glider cobbled together from bits of First War vintage aircraft.

He died at Pilning [12th August 1933].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,778 13/3d. Probate was granted to his brothers Martin and George

Sykes, Holdsworth
[1847-1907] He was a labourer.

In [Q1] 1873, he married Mary Ann Pilling in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lizzie [1890-1946] who married James Edward Cawthra

Sykes, Horace
[1892-1919] DCM.

Son of Walter Sykes.

Born at Salterhebble.

He was a butcher's apprentice [1911] / a butcher at the Skircoat Green Co-Op / manager of the butcher's department at the Skircoat Green Co-Op / a singer and trained with Arthur Hinchcliffe / a member of the choir of the Salterhebble United Methodist Free Chapel.

In [Q4] 1914, he married Edith Smith in Halifax.


Edith was born in Salterhebble, the daughter of Robert Smith.

She was a member of the choir of the Salterhebble United Methodist Free Chapel

 

They lived at 31 Chapel Lane, Salterhebble [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Private and went to France with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1915].

He entertained his fellow soldiers, and the townspeople where he was stationed, with his singing.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [December 1915] for


conspicuous gallantry during the German gas attack on the West Ridings [19th December 1915], in standing by a man who had become incapacitated under heavy fire, and carrying him to a place of safety.

On two or three occasions, he helped carry the wounded from the trenches under shellfire

 

After the war, he returned to his job with the Halifax Industrial Society in Skircoat Green.

He died of Spanish Flu one week later [4th March 1919] (aged 27).

Edith died 3rd February 1960 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell. [3 419].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association.

His brother-in-law Rowland Turner is also mentioned on the grave

Sykes, Israel
[16??-17??] He was a small landowner in Norland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1717-1793] who married Jeremiah Carter

Sykes, J.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Sykes, James
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Todmorden [1833]

Sykes, James
[1782-1846] A Brighouse gardener. He was gardener for Charles Radcliffe and William Towne Radcliffe.

On 26th May 1806, he married (by Banns) Hannah Smith [1785-1855] from Lightcliffe, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Abigail [bapt 1807]
  2. Ann [bapt 1809]
  3. John
  4. Joseph [bapt 1813]
  5. Charles [bapt 1815]
  6. Harriet [bapt 1817]
  7. Susannah
  8. Martha [bapt 1821]
  9. James [bapt 1823]
  10. Hannah [bapt 1825]
  11. Richard

Abigail was baptised at Elland Parish Church, the other children were all baptised at Lightcliffe Old Church.

The family lived at Spring Gardens, Waring Green [1841]

Sykes, James
[1809-18??] On 2nd June 1829, he and George Lodge – both described as young men residing at Hipperholme – were playing together
in perfect good humour

when Sykes accidentally trod on Lodge's toe. Lodge gave him a blow, and Sykes retaliated by striking Lodge under the chin, knocking him down and striking his head on a wall as he fell. Lodge died immediately.

At the inquest, a verdict of manslaughter was returned and Sykes was committed to trial at York Castle [1st August 1829]

Sykes, James
[1866-19??] Son of Ben Sykes, labourer.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a carder of Rishworth [1888] / a cotton mill hand [1891] / a mason's labourer [1901] / a cotton warehouse labourer [1911].

He married Harriet Ann Eastwood [1861-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


Harriet Ann, of Barkisland, was born in Rishworth, the daughter of Thomas Eastwood,
scutcher
 

Children:

  1. Annie Mary [b Q1 1890] who was a cotton slubber tenter [1911]
  2. Fred [b 1893] who was a twiner piecer [1911]
  3. Selwyn

The family lived at

  • Middle Goathouse, Heath Field, Rishworth [1891]
  • Turner Bottom, Rishworth [1901]
  • Lower Hall Green, Rishworth [1911]

Sykes, James
[1867-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was landlord of the Empress of India, Brighouse [1909, 1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Mary Ann Clarke [1868-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. child who died young
  2. child who died young
  3. child who died young
  4. Florence Maud [b 1890]
  5. an adopted son/nephew, William Thrippleton [b 1892] who was a wire cleaner [1911]
  6. Florence Mabel [b 1894] who was assisting in the business [1911]
  7. Winifred Mary Ann [b 1900]
  8. Rena [b 1906]
  9. James [b 1913] who was a funeral dealer [1925]

The family lived at

  • 48 Park Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • Police Street, Brighouse [1911]
  • 337 Manchester Road, Huddersfield [1926]

In 1927, James and his wife, and children Rena and James emigrated to New Zealand

Sykes, James
[1877-1971] Eldest son of Edmund Sykes.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1891] / a manufacturer [1921] / a woollen manufacturer of Barkisland.

On 25th September 1907, he married Hetty Casson at Bethesda Church, Elland.


Hetty was the 5th fifth daughter of the late George Casson of Commercial Mills, Elland and Chapel Field House, Elland.

The marriage was conducted by Hetty's brother-in-law Rev Cecil Nicholson, assisted by the pastor Rev W. O. Meir

 

Hetty died in 1958.

In her will, she left £2,000 to the Bethesda Methodist Church, Elland to establish The James & Hetty Sykes Trust for general church purposes

Sykes, James Albert
[1896-1914] Son of Herbert Sykes of Bradley Cottages, Stainland.

James Albert was an apprentice chemist to Mr Taylor of Boothtown.

He died suddenly on Easter Sunday morning [12th April 1914] (aged 18).

At the Inquest, his mother said that for the past year his health had not been good. He had suffered from faintness and pains in the stomach. On 11th April 1914, he went to bed about 11:00 pm, and shortly afterwards, his mother found him lying stiff and unconscious. He regained consciousness for a short time, but died later; Dr Ingham staying with him until he died.

Dr Ingham said that the symptoms suggested strychnine poisoning as the cause of death. A post mortem examination revealed traces of strychnine – not more than ¼ of a grain – in the stomach.

The Jury returned a verdict of death due to strychnine poisoning, the evidence not being sufficient to enable them to say how it was administered

Sykes, James H.
[18??-1???] On 1st May 1883, he began business selling pianos, organs and other musical instruments at Rhodes Street, Halifax. He was the sole local agent for Bechstein pianos.

In December 1883, he moved to Albany Music Rooms on Commercial Street, Halifax. The move was celebrated by a grand pianoforte recital given by H. F. Sharpe and Miss Bertha Turrell.

In 1887, he ran a series of concerts at his Albany Music Rooms

Sykes, James Henry
[1874-19??] Born in Liversedge.

He was a tapestry carpet designer [1911].

In [Q2] 1898, he married Mary Wilkinson [1875-19??] from Liversedge, in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Ronald [b 1900]
  2. Nellie [b 1903]
  3. Mabel Wilkinson (Sykes) [b 1904]
  4. Kathleen Mary [b 1908]

The family lived at 1 East View, Lightcliffe [1911]

Sykes, James Walker
[1843-1918] JP.

Son of Edward Sykes.

Born 21st January 1843.

He was educated at Making Place Academy / Justice of the Peace for the West Riding / Captain in the 6th West Yorkshire Rifles.

He and his father were woollen manufacturers at Gosport Mills, Outlane as Edward Sykes & Sons Limited.

He built Holywell House, Holywell Green.

On 27th August 1879, he married Victoria Elizabeth Pickard at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Victoria Elizabeth was the daughter of manufacturer Thomas Pickard
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Edward
  2. Ethel [1881-1970] who never married
  3. Kathleen
  4. Nora
  5. Norman Walker

The family lived at Holywell House, Halifax [1902].

He died 16th December 1918.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £157,040 16/1d. Probate was granted to his widow Victoria, son Alfred Edward and John Walker Sykes

Sykes, John
[18??-18??] Brewer at Albert Springs Brewery, Boothtown [1874].

See The Old Fox, Halifax and Sykes & Horner

Sykes, John
[18??-18??] Of Stainland.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Ann, widow of William Hartley

Sykes, John
[1811-18??] Son of James Sykes.

Baptised on 24th March 1811.

Like other members of the family, he was a gardener.

He married (1) Martha [1811-1???].

Children:

  1. James [b 1834]
  2. Susannah [b 1836]
  3. Leah [b 1838]
  4. Squire
  5. Charles
  6. Smith
  7. Martha A. [b 1849]
  8. Hannah [b 1855]

He married (2) Ann [1801-18??].

The family lived at

In 1871, he was at Granny Hall with his son, Smith, and grandchildren Ingham [aged 13] and Jane [aged 5]

In 1881, he lived with his son, Charles.

See Mr Sykes

Sykes, John
[1815-18??] On 14th July 1841, he was charged with the manslaughter of John Radcliffe.

On 23rd May 1841, Radcliffe and John Bates were coming from Halifax when they met Sykes, and an argument broke out between the 2 men about some clothes. Blows were exchanged and the men fell to the ground, Radcliffe's head between Sykes's legs, when Sykes struck the other with a poker. Radcliffe died 2 weeks later.

The Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty

Sykes, John
[1836-1877] Son of Robert Sykes.

He was a builder [1859] / a brewer employing 5 people [1871].

On 4th September 1859, he married Susannah Bedford in Halifax.


Susannah was the daughter of James Frederick Bedford
 

Children:

  1. Louisa Jane [1860-1953] who married William Charles Halliday
  2. Annis Elizabeth [1863-1935] who never married
  3. Mary Edith [b 1863] who never married
  4. Emma Clara [b 1865]
  5. Frederick John [1867-1956] who was a chemist & druggist & married [1896] Emily Townsend [1869-1957]
  6. Joe Robert [1869-1951] who was a designer & married [1896] Emma Howarth [1867-1???]
  7. Henrietta [1872-1902] who never married, left £433 4/6d to her brother Joe and was buried at Illingworth Church

The children were born in Boothtown.

John died in Boothtown [24th October 1877].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £30,000 to his brother-in-law Joseph Bedford (stone merchant)  & Walter George Gray (architect) 

Sykes, John
[1846-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was an attorney's clerk [1870].

  • He joined the 33rd Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) at Halifax [1870]
  • Promoted to Corporal [January 1873]
  • Promoted to Sergeant [May 1874]
  • A Sergeant with the 33rd Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1879, 1880]
  • A Sergeant with the 1st West Riding Regiment [1885]
  • In the East Indies [October 1875 to December 1886]
  • In Kamptee, India [1875]
  • In Lucknow, India [1879]
  • He re-enlisted at Lucknow [April 1880]
  • In Fleetwood [May 1887]
  • In Halifax [December 1887]
  • Discharged at Halifax [1889] having been found to be medically unfit for further service

He was an insurance agent [1891].

The announcement of son Victor Ernest's death said that John had been a postman.

In September 1874, he married Margaret Connor [1858-1???] in Tralee.


Margaret was born in Tralee
 

Children:

  1. Edith Mary Maude [b Madras, India 11th February 1879] who was a woollen spinner [1891], a winder at cotton mill [1901], and married [Halifax 1903] Harvey Harris
  2. Mabel May [b Lucknow, India 7th October 1880] who was a woollen winder [1901]
  3. Percival George [b Rawalpindi, India 3rd September 1885] who was a Boy in the 5th Provisional Infantry Battalion [1901], and a Private serving in France [1917]
  4. Victor Ernest
  5. Cecil John [1890-1891]

The family lived at 13 Exchange Street, Halifax [1891].

Margaret died in Halifax in 1895 (aged 37).

John died in Halifax [Q1 1901] (aged 55).

By 1901, the children had gone their separate ways:

  • Edith was lodging with the Brook family at 17 North Parade, Halifax
  • Mabel May was lodging with the Mahon family at 19 Brinton Terrace, Halifax
  • Percival was stationed at Devonport, Devon
  • Victor Ernest was a boarder with the Goddard family at Mile Thorn Yard, Halifax

Sykes, John
[1889-1917] Son of Maria & John Sykes.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as an Air Mechanic 3rd Class with the Recruits Depot Royal Flying Corps.

He died 24th June 1917 (aged 28).

In [Q4] 1916, he married Hannah Ellen Crowcroft in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Bedford Street, Elland.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [C 976].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Elland Constitutional Club

Sykes, John
[19??-1944] Son of Hannah & Joseph Sykes of Brighouse.

He married Nellie.

They lived in Brighouse.

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

He died 18th June 1944.

He was buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII J 6]

Sykes, John Coggin
[1897-1918] Known as Jack.

Son of Priscilla (née Coggin) & Thomas William Sykes (who married in Halifax [Q3 1896]). Born in Luddendenfoot [11th March 1897].

He was a member of Luddendenfoot United Methodist Chapel Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / educated at Sowerby Bridge Secondary School.

He lived at Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot.

He emigrated to Canada where he worked for the Grand Trunk Railway, Winnipeg and attended college in Selkirk, Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Western Universities Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment [1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion.

He died of gunshot wounds [21st March 1918].

He was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXXI G 9].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Sykes, John Edward
[1843-1895] Son of Miles Sykes.

Born 10th August 1843.

He was an oil cloth manufacturer [1879].

He developed the linoleum part of the business of the family firm, Miles Sykes & Son.

On 29th Apr 1879, he married Mary Louisa Merrall [1858-1927] at St Michael and All Angels, Haworth.


Mary Louisa was born in Howarth
 

Children:

  1. Savile
  2. Harold Tillotson
  3. Beatrice Mary [1883-1950] who married Lewis Barraclough
  4. Ernest Edward

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at Oakfield, Halifax [1916].

The couple died in halifax: John Edward [8th March 1895]; Mary Louisa [11th February 1927]. Mary left £110,574 17/8d to her children Savile & Beatrice.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Sykes, John Walker
[1857-1928] Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1918].

In 1887, he married Ellen Booth [1865-19??] from Elland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ellen Margaret [b 1888]

The family lived at Springfield, Gosport-in-Outlane [1928].

He died 9th October 1928.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,661 7/2d. Probate was granted to his widow Ellen, and daughter Ellen Margaret

Sykes, John William
[1875-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a master joiner & builder [1911].

In [Q1] 1902, he married Sarah Ann Rawnsley [1875-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Rawnsley (Sykes) [b 1903]
  2. May [b 1905]
  3. Edward Ronald [b 1907]
  4. Marion [b 1908]
  5. Rachel Winifred [b 1910]

The family lived at 101 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

Sykes, John William
[1879-1917] Aka Willie.

Son of Benjamin Sykes.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton spinner half-timer [1891] / a farm yardsman [1901] / a general labourer [1911] / employed at a dye works in Barkisland.

He lived at Barsey Farm, Barkisland.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment - formerly with the North Staffordshire Regiment.

He had been at the Front for 3 months.

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [22nd May 1917] (aged 38).

He was buried at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, France [Grave Ref II D 20]. on Barkisland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland, on the Memorial at Wall Nook Primitive Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland

Sykes, Jonathan
[1817-1???] A gardener.

He married Martha [b 1817].

Children:

  1. John [b 1851] – who was a gardener
  2. James [b 1859]

The family lived at Bleak House, Lightcliffe [1871]

Sykes, Joseph
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Barkisland [1835]

Sykes, Joseph
[1???-18??] He was an overlooker at mill at Mixenden – (possibly) the mill of Thomas Taylor & Sons.

On 15th June 1839, he brutally attacked Esther Hill, a doffer at the mill.

No charges appear to have been made against Sykes

Sykes, Joseph
[18??-1???] Son of George Sykes.

Of Shibden Valley.

On 29th August 1867, he married Jessiah Linan Calander Gillespie at the bride's mother's residence, Tay-street.


Jessiah was the eldest daughter of Alexander Gillespie of Stirlingshire, Scotland
 

Sykes, Joseph
[1816-1865] Of Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rufus [1851-1877]
  2. Joshua [1856-1880]

Joseph & his sons were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Sykes, Joseph
[1853-1936] Of Elland.

He had a woollen business in Elland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ethel who married Wilkinson Morley

Sykes, Joshua
[1850-1910] Son of Robert Sykes.

He was a draper [1876].

On 18th February 1876, he married Ann Roberts [1854-1934] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Samuel Roberts
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Robert [b 1871]
  2. Sam Raymond
  3. Ethel Grace
  4. Mabel Annis
  5. Albert Victor
  6. Alice Irene

Joshua died in Halifax [24th January 1910].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Sykes, Leslie
[19??-197?] Son of Alfred Edward Sykes.

He married (1) Pamela Rouse.

Children:

  1. Penelope
  2. Valerie

The couple divorced.

Around 1964, he married (2) Mary.

Children:

  1. Nigel

Sykes, Levi
[1852-1907] Son of David Sykes, labourer.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a spinner [1875] / a cotton spinner [1881] / manager of the Ripponden Commercial Company Limited cotton mill [1890-1907].

In 1875, he married Elizabeth Alice Hamer [1855-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Alice was the daughter of John Hamer, twiner
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1877] who was a cotton winder [1891], a cotton warper [1901]
  2. Wright [b 1878] who was a cotton mill clerk [1901]
  3. Edith Ellen [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • Scar Wood Terrace, Golcar, Huddersfield [1881]
  • Fern Cottage, Old Lane, Soyland, Ripponden [1891]
  • Fern Hill, Soyland, Ripponden [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] 1901 was widowed mother-in-law Sarah Hamer [1829-19??].

Levi suffered internal trouble and went for an operation at Leeds where he died [17th July 1907].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £6,123.

Sykes, Levi
[1857-1921] Born in Warley.

He was a member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians / a woollen cloth fuller [1881] / a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901, 1911].

He established Levi Sykes & Company.

In 1878, he married Jane Balderson [1854-1???] in Halifax


Jane was born in Spratton, Northamptonshire
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte Ethel / Ethel [b 1879] who was a blanket whipper [1901], a clerk at woollen manufacturer's office [1911]
  2. Percy
  3. Thomas Bancroft [b 1884] who was a woollen spinner [1901], served in Royal Flying Corps [WW1]
  4. Arthur
  5. Mary [b 1891]
  6. Gertrude / Gertie [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • 26 South Lane, Elland [1881]
  • Mill Hill, Brearley, Sowerby [1891]
  • 1 Brampton, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • Brearley Old Hall [1911]
  • Thorn Bank House, Hebden Bridge [1917]

All 3 sons – Percy, Tom & Arthur – served in World War I. Percy was killed in the War

Sykes, Lewis
[1892-1917] Son of William Sykes.

He was a jeweller's apprentice [1911] / a postman in Claremount.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [18th August 1917].

He was buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref L 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Sykes, Mabel Annis
[1880-1970] Daughter of Joshua Sykes.

Born in Leeds [4th April 1880].

In 1907, she married Arthur Archer at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

They emigrated to the USA [1909].

They became naturalised American citizens at Rhode Island [4th October 1917].

There is evidence that Mabel's sister Ethel went to the USA (possibly) to join Mabel & Arthur.

Arthur died in Massachusetts [7th November 1969].

Mabel Annis died in Maine, USA [13th January 1970].

The couple were buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Sykes, Martin
[1845-1927] Born in Camblesforth, Yorkshire.

He was a police constable at Langcliffe, Yorkshire Dales [1871] / a police sergeant at Laughten en le Morthen, Rotherham [1881] / a dyer's timekeeper [1891] / a police pensioner [1911]

After retiring from the police force he became a farmer in Greetland.

On 11th December 1870, he married Victoria Ellen Radcliffe [1849-1918], from Sowerby, at St Michael's Church, Burlingsthorpe, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. George Radcliffe [1872-1934] who was a laundry proprietor [1901], an engineer's manager [1933]
  2. Ellen [b 1876] who was a schoolteacher [1901]
  3. Margaret [b 1879] who was a laundry manageress [1901]
  4. Frank [b 1881] who was a clerk [1901]
  5. Emily / Emilie [b 1883] who was a schoolteacher [1901, 1911]
  6. Arthur [b 1886] who was a telegraph boy [1901], an engineer's labourer [1911]
  7. Herbert
  8. Alberta [b 1891] who was a sweet manufacturer's clerk [1911], a public assistance officer [1933]
  9. Martin [1893-1950] who was a clerk in the RDC office [1911]
  10. child

The family lived at

  • Rotherham [1881]
  • Greetland [1891]
  • 21 Greetland Moor Bottom [1901]
  • 48 Clifton Common [1911]

Sykes, Mary
[1846-1???] Illegitimate daughter of Matilda Sykes of German House, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [13th September 1846].

See William Sykes

Sykes, Miles
[1811-1853] Born in Littleborough [20th September 1811].

He was a cart cover manufacturer of King Cross, Halifax.

In the mid-19th century, he established the oilcloth manufacturers – Miles Sykes & Son – with his son, John Edward

On 29th September 1842, he married Sarah Bold Tillotson [1821-1903] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Nathaniel Tillotson
 

Children:

  1. John Edward
  2. Emily Annie [1846-1876] who married William Bain Anderson
  3. Eliza Jane [1848-1905] who married George Jenkinson
  4. Julia Tillotson [1850-1889] who never married, never worked, lived off her mother's inheritance, was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross, and left £882 to her sister Eliza Jane
  5. Alfred Bold [1851-1903] who never married, never worked, lived off his mother's inheritance, was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross, and left £1,070 13/0d to his sister Eliza Jane

The children were born in Skircoat.

The couple died in Halifax: Miles [12th May 1853]; Sarah [25th January 1903]

Sykes, Nathan
[1895-1917] Son of Ellen & Arnold Sykes of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 1st September 1917 (aged 22).

He was buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I D 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Sykes, Norman Walker
[1887-1???] Son of James Walker Sykes.

Baptised at St Andrew's Church, Stainland [4th January 1888]

Sykes, PC
[18??-18??] Clifton constable [1866].

On 20th May 1866, he discovered men gambling at Clifton

Sykes, Percival
[1882-1917] Percy.

Son of Levi Sykes.

Born in Brearley.

He was a member (primo) of the RAOB / a blanket finisher [1901] / a manager at woollen manufacturer's office [1911] / a partner in the family business, Levi Sykes & Company (Brearley) Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Corporal. with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 2 hours after being hit by a shell fragment to the side of the head, near the eye, which pierced the main artery [20th May 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at Ervillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref C 6].

He is remembered on a memorial in Brearley Particular Baptist Church, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother Arthur also died in the War

Sykes, Peter Roy Crompton
[1919-1943] Son of Nora and Dr John Sykes of Brearley.

During World War I, he served as a Flying Officer with the 215th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 20th May 1943 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 424], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Sykes, Peter Savile
[1923-1996] Son of Savile Merrall Sykes.

Born in Halifax [19th September 1923].

In [Q4] 1951, he married Ruth Aldersley [1918-1990] in Blackpool


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Richard Savile [b 1952]

Ruth died in Blackpool in 1990.

Peter died in Bangor in 1996

Sykes, Phyllis
[19??-19??] Of Savile Close, Halifax.

In the 1920s, she attended High Cliff Girls' School, Scarborough. Her report [before 1929] recorded

[Phyllis is] Still a gay and amusing young person, who manages to get a very good time out of life

Sykes, R. G.
[19??-19??] MA.

Curate at Sowerby [1948]

Sykes, Richard
[1828-1904] Son of James Sykes.

Baptised 30th March 1828.

He was a gardener staying at 21 Trinity Road, Halifax [1851] / a porter [1853] / a foreman railway porter at Barnsley station yard [1871] / a railway inspector [1879, 1881] / a general labourer [1891]

In 1853, he married (1) Elizabeth Wilkinson [1822-1877] at Sheffield.

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1853]
  2. Clara [b 1855]
  3. William

In 1879, he married (2) Mary Swift [1829-19??] at Barnsley.


Mary was the daughter of farmer & butcher Thomas Swift
 

The family lived at

  • Mirfield [1861]
  • Station Yard, Barnsley [1871]
  • Earnshaw Street, Barnsley [1881]
  • West Bretton, Barnsley [1891, 1901]

Sykes, Robert
[1811-1872] Born in Halifax.

He was a mason.

On 7th December 1835, he married Annis Horner in Halifax.


Annis was the daughter of
Stephen Horner
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Alfred
  3. George Frederick
  4. Joshua
  5. Emily [b 1858] who married Sam Firth

The children were born in Northowram.

The couple died in Northowram: Robert [17th March 1872]; Annis [3rd May 1875]

They were buried at Illingworth Church

Sykes, Samuel
[1896-1916] Son of Edwin Sykes.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Railway Mission / a member of the Siddal Institute / a cotton piecer [1911] / employed by J. S. Morton & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1915], and served as a Private / Runner with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [August 1916].

He was hit by a shell fragment and died on his way to the Casualty Clearing Station [4th November 1916] (aged 20).

He was buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I J 26].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Sykes, Samuel Raymond
[1877-1949] Son of Joshua Sykes.

Born in Leeds.

He was a worsted overlooker [1904].

In [Q2] 1904, he married Frances Broadley [1877-1954] in Halifax.


Frances was born in Halifax, the daughter of Priscilla Jane (née Hall) [1853-1911] & Gamaliel Broadley [1848-1900], dyer's labourer
 

Sykes, Savile Merrall
[1880-1938] Son of John Edward Sykes.

He joined the family firm – Miles Sykes & Son – and marketed the company's linoleum as Sykoleum. He was an oil cloth manufacturer [1906].

On 12th June 1906, he married Annie Standeven in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of John W. Standeven
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis Mary [b 1908] who married Asa Willie Briggs
  2. John Miles Standeven [1911-1973] who (probably) never married
  3. Edith Margaret [b 1916] who gained her pilot's license [23rd October 1936]
  4. Peter Savile

The family lived at Savile Close, Halifax.

Savile died in Halifax [29th April 1938].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Annie died at St Anne's on Sea [1st February 1965]

Sykes, Selwyn
[1897-1918] Son of James Sykes.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a member of Rishworth Church / a spinner piecer [1911] / employed by J. W. Wheelwright & Sons of Rishworth.

He with his parents lived at Middle Goat House, Rishworth.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and with the Durham Light Infantry, then served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [July 1916].

He died of wounds at No.21 Casualty Clearing Station [12th February 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [Grave Ref IX F 19].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, on Rishworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Sykes, Simeon
[1867-1939] Born in Dean Head.

He was a cotton spinner (worker) [1911].

On 10th March 1889, he married (1) Clara Ann Berry [1868-1898] at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head.

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1889] who was a cotton operative [1911], a farmer [1939]
  2. Ivis [b 1897] who was a cotton operative [1911] who married Edwin Mitchell

In [Q4] 1906, he married Martha [1869-1945] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha [née Hulley] was born in Ridgeway, Sheffield.

She was the widow of Archibald Sidney Cockcroft, and had a daughter Beatrice Cockroft [1892-1971]

 

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1911] was nephew Ellis Robins.

Simeon died 11th January 1939.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £996 10/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha and children Harold & Ivis

Sykes, Smith
[1845-1874] Son of John Sykes.

He was a gardener [1861] / a stone delver [1871].

In [Q4] 1865, he married (1) Ellen Wood [1845-1868] in Halifax.

He was a widower and living with his parents at Granny Hall, Brighouse [1871].

In [Q3] 1871, he married (2) Mary Asquith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1872] who died aged 3 days

The family lived at Spring Cottage, Brighouse [1868].

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Sykes, Squire
[18??-18??] Beerhouse keeper at the Crown Hotel Beerhouse, Brighouse [1869].

When Sergeant Beevers called in at 11:15 am on Sunday 4th July 1869, he found 7 people drinking in a back room. Sykes had only been at the Crown for a few months, and there were no previous complaints, so he was fined a mitigated penalty of 15/- including costs

Sykes, Squire
[1841-1871] Son of John Sykes.

He was a stone delver [1861]

Sykes, Susan
Maiden name of Mrs Sunderland.

Her birth and marriage certificates show that she was baptised and married as Susannah – not Susan

Sykes, Thomas
[18??-1???] Around 1878, he established business as an oil refiner and merchant at Gooder Lane, Rastrick. In 1888, John Watson Miller bought the business

Sykes, Thomas
[1895-1915] Son of Elizabeth & George Sykes of 11 Cross Street, Winding Road, Halifax.

Born in Liverpool.

He was employed by E. Lumby & Son & Wood Limited.

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

He was killed by a sniper whilst on sentry duty [2nd April 1915] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 47], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Sykes, Thomas Henry
[1862-1???] Son of William Sykes, cotton twiner.

He was a cotton twiner of Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge [1908] / a cotton twiner [1911].

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1891] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  2. Arthur [b 1894] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  3. Frances [b 1897] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  4. Walter [b 1899] who was a part-time mill hand [1911]

In 1908, he married (2) Martha at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, née Greenwood, of Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge, was the widow of
John Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 6 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 168 Edge Lane Road, Oldham [1917]

Sykes, Thompson Arthur
[1881-1918] Born in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

The family lived at 2 Edward Street, King Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [17th April 1918].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXVII G 5A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Sykes, Titus
[1746-1???] Illegitimate son of Charlotte Sykes of Harley Head.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [30th October 1746]

Sykes, Victor Ernest
[1886-1917] Son of John Sykes.

Born in Fleetwood.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a worsted spinning setter [1901].

After his parents' death, he was a boarder with the Goddard family at Mile Thorn Yard, Halifax [1901].

He lived with his sister at 85 Rhodes Street, Halifax.

He emigrated to Canada [1903].

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1916], and served as a Private with the Canadian Infantry.

He died of wounds in Boulogne Hospital [9th June 1917] (aged 30).

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV B 53].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Private Percy Sykes was also serving in France

Sykes, Walter
[18??-19??] In 1886, he set up business as a pianoforte and music warehouseman in Rastrick. He was also a music teacher.

In 1892, he moved to 4 King Street, Brighouse.

In 1895, he opened a branch in Southgate, Elland

Sykes, Walter
[1856-1939] Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff finisher [1881, 1891, 1911].

In [Q1] 1879, he married (1) Sarah Turner [1857-1898] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Anny [b 1881]
  2. Arthur [b 1883] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a telegraph linesman [1911]
  3. Horace
  4. Minnie [b 1896] who was a laundry hand [1911]

Sarah died in 1898.

In [Q3] 1901, he married (2) Lavinia Thornton [1865-1954] in Halifax.

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 7 Govathalls? Buildings, Skircoat, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Salterhebble Terrace, Skircoat, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 2 Clarence Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was his widowed mother Sarah Sykes [b  1832]

Sykes, Wilfred
[1898-1916] Son of Aquilla Sykes.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School / a clerk at Moore & Shepherd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was declared missing at Thiepval, Picardie, France [since 3rd September 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [Grave Ref I B 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Sykes, William
[1???-1867] A stone delver of Stone Chair, Ovenden [?].

On the evening of Saturday, 2nd November 1867, he was returning from Halifax fair. He fell out of the cart in which he was riding, the wheels ran over him and he was taken home where he died 2 or 3 hours later

Sykes, William
[17??-1???] Coiner of Watson Mill, Sowerby

Sykes, William
[1839-1???] Son of John Sykes, weaver.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a warehouseman [1868, 1871, 1881] / manager in spirit vaults [1891] / a wine merchant's manager [1901, 1911].

In 1868, he married Sarah Rawnsley [1848-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Halifax, was born in Warley, the daughter of William Rawnsley, weaver
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1869]
  2. Annie E [b 1872] who was a dressmaker's assistant [1891], a dressmaker [1901]
  3. Clara [b 1875]
  4. Ada [b 1877]
  5. Harry [b 1879]
  6. Kate [b 1881] who was a confectioner's assistant [1901]
  7. Edgar [b 1883] who was a carriage trimmer [1901]
  8. Ethel [b 1886] who was a pinafore maker [1901]
  9. Dorothy [b 1889] who was an underclothing assistant [1911]
  10. Lewis

The family lived at

  • 77 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 7 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Sarah died in Halifax in 1895 (aged 47).

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Walter William Sykes [b 1901]

Sykes, William
[1840-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a retired joiner [1911].

In [Q2] 1887, he married Emma Louisa Walker [1849-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Annie Louise [b 1889]

The family lived at 5 Wellholme, Brighouse [1911]

Sykes, William
[1849-1???] Illegitimate son of Matilda Sykes of Lower German House, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [25th February 1849].

See Mary sykes

Sykes, William
[1854-1930]

He married Mary Hannah [1853-1921].

Children:

  1. Frank who married Henrietta [1883-1931]

The family lived at Copley.

Mary Hannah died 22nd November 1921 (aged 68).

William died 15th February 1930 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Sykes, William
[1858-19??] Son of Richard Sykes and nephew of Mrs Susan Sunderland.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a colliery clerk staying in Mexborough [1881] / a brewer's accountant [1891] / brewery manager [1901] He became Chairman and Managing Director of John Smith's Tadcaster Breweries.

In 1885, he married Agnes Ann Thompson [1860-1???] from Barnsley.

Children:

  1. Jessie A. [b 1888]
  2. Frank William [1893-1918] who was a Lieutenant in the RFA and was killed in action in Flanders
  3. Phyllis M. [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 17 Railway Street, York [1891]
  • Ivyholme, Tadcaster [1901]
  • West Tadcaster [1911]

Sykes, William
[1880-1952] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone mason.

He married (1) Unknown.

In [Q2] 1914, he married (2) Mary Horner in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
George Horner
 

They had no children.

The couple died in Southport: William [1st October 1952]; Mary [8th December 1952]

Sykes, Willie
[1883-1916] Son of Elizabeth & Adam Sykes.

In [Q3] 1909, he (possibly) married Ada Agnes Calvert in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son

The family lived at

  • Lock Street, Caddy Field, Halifax
  • 6 Hopkinson Street, Ovenden

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

He died 10th June 1916 (aged 33).

He was buried at Authuile Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref D 18].

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

Sykes, Wright
[1868-1955] Son of Benjamin Sykes.

He was head game keeper on Lord Savile's estate at Rishworth / landlord of the White Lion, Hebden Bridge [1917] / landlord of the Punch Bowl, Bailiff Bridge.

In [Q2] 1890, he married Ellen Kenworthy in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of Edward Kenworthy.

She was Sunday School Superintendent of St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head

 

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Sarah (Sally) [1895-1960]
  3. Edward Kenworthy
  4. Mary who ran the Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge
  5. John who married [Todmorden Q3 1940] Edna Bainbridge (florist in Hebden Bridge) 
  6. Hephzibah [b 1903] who married [Todmorden Q4 1935] Walter Spencer (shoe-maker) 

Son Benjamin died in World War I.

Ellen died shortly after receiving news of her son's death [13th November 1917] (aged 51).

Wright died 11th October 1955 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

 

Sykes surname
The surname originated outside the Calderdale area, possibly Slaithwaite.

It is connected to the place name element syke

There are over 120 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Sykes, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Sykes:


Baptism 1855; Marriages 1867, 1868, 1877, 1889, 1898, 1904, 1907, 1912, 1922, 1932, 1938, 1940; Deaths 1899, 1907
 

The Sykes family of Stainland



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