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Slater, AbrahamRef 268-253
[1???-1???] Of Elland.

He issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a fleur de lis

Slater, AbrahamRef 268-753
[1820-1860] Of Elland-cum-Greetland.

Son of Jonathan Slater.

He was a farmer of 12 acres (?) employing 23 men [1851] / a merchant.

He never married.

He lived at 9 Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland.

He died at Gate [29th September 1860].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £5,000 [Resworn under £4,000].

His will was proved by his executors Benjamin Outram and George Bateman (gentleman) 

Slater, ArnoldRef 268-3
[1888-19??] Son of William Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a fitter for machine tool maker [1911].

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

On 3rd May 1917, he was reported to be a POW in Germany

Slater, DavidRef 268-6
[1801-18??] Of Northowram. He was a wire drawer [1841] / a woolcomber [1851].

Around 1821, he married Martha [1801-18??].


  1. Nancy [b 1821] who was a wire lapper [1851]
  2. Abraham [b 1826] who was a wool comber [1851]
  3. John [1825-1850] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery  [Plot 2890]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1829] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. William Henry [b 1831] who was a wool comber [1851]
  6. Susy / Mary [b 1833] who was a weaver [1851]
  7. James [b 1837] who was an apprentice [1851]

They lived at Charlestown, Halifax [1841, 1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were Martha's parents (?) Mary Horsley [b 1771] & William Horsley [b 1776].

Living with them [in 1851] was aunt Emma Slater [b 1827] (weaver).

Slater, DixonRef 268-891
[1884-1916] Son of Fred Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Thomas's Church, Claremount & Church Lads' Brigade / educated at Trinity School / a labourer at the electricity works [1901].

On 31st December 1903, he joined the Royal Navy.

In 1904, he went out to China aboard the HMS Terrible. In Hong Kong, he served on the Sparrowhawk, which struck a rock and was towed into port by HMS Glory. He transferred to HMS Vengeance, and subsequently to the riverboat Robin, which came to grief during the typhoon in 1906. He returned to England on HMS Terrible.

Other ships on which he served were Queen, Medea, Apollo, Trafalgar, Contest, Donegal, King Alfred (he was a Leading Stoker at Newton Abbott, Devon [1911]), Repulse, Sutlej (at the time of the Messina earthquake), and the Blake (which fought in the first Battle of Heligoland).

During World War I, and he served as a Stoker Petty Officer aboard the destroyer HMS Broke.

He was killed in action in the Battle of Jutland [31st May 1916] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 141], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Slater, EdwardRef 268-1193
[16??-16??] He lived at Wade House, Shelf.

He married Unknown.


  1. Edward who was apprenticed to a London merchant and went  abroad
  2. Caleb who became a preacher at Featherstone

Slater, EdwardRef 268-926
[1605-16??] Son of William Slater.

In 1625, he was admitted to the Middle Temple.

He practised as a barrister in York

Slater, FredRef 268-893
[1860-1914] Son of Samuel Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Claremont, Northowram [1883] / a furnace stoker at iron foundry [1891] / a navvy [1901] / a blacksmith striker (boiler works) [1911].

In 1883, he married Martha Ann Turner Walker [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha Ann, of Booth Lane, Northowram, was the daughter of William Walker, grocer assistant.

She was a worsted coating weaver [1891]



  1. Dixon
  2. Harry

The family lived at

  • 5 Emscote Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 3 Union Court, Halifax [1901]
  • 20 Stead Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Back Archer Street, Halifax
  • 44 Martin Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Phoebe L Walker [b 1832].

Both sons died in World War I

Slater, FredRef 268-555
[1864-19??] He was a labourer at gas works [1911]

In 1905, he married Zilpha in Halifax.

Zilpha was the daughter of James Horsfall and widow of
James Wormald

They lived at

  • 35 Park Road, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were Zilpha's children

Slater, Rev FredRef 268-2216
[1869-19??] Born in Blackburn.

He was a Baptist minister / Pastor at Pellon Lane Baptist Church [1895-1905] / an Education clerk for County Council [1911].

In 1895, he married Emily Sellars [1868-19??] in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Emily was born in Rochdale

They had no children [before 1911].

They lived at

  • 7 Leamington Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • Field Garth, Newton Hill, Wakefield [1911]

Slater, GeorgeRef 268-1674
[1768-1835] Of Stubbings, Hebden Bridge.

The notice of his death in The Leeds Mercury, said

He was 31 years in the Army, under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt, and the Duke of Wellington etc. He was sergeant for many years. The last 23 years of his life have been spent in surveying a portion of the Rochdale Canal

Slater, GeorgeRef 268-181
[1837-1899] Of Commercial Street, Todmorden.

He was a Freemason / a school-master for Fielden Brothers at Waterside / closely associated with Todmorden Old Book Club

Slater, George FrederickRef 268-1442
[1913-1945] Son of Hannah May & George Frederick Slater.

Born in Birmingham.

He was educated at Aston Commercial School / a Board of Trade inspector.

In [Q2] 1940, he married Mary Crowther in Calder District.

They lived at 36 South Parade, Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and he served as a Captain with the Parachute Regiment A. A. C. attached to the Special Air Service Regiment A. A. C.

He was killed in action [20th March 1945] (aged 32).

He was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey [Grave Ref 23 E 13].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Slater, HarryRef 268-338
[1887-1917] Son of Fred Slater.

He was a member of St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax / a telegraph messenger [1901] / a shop assistant [1911] / employed by Scarr's ironmongers [for 13 years].

He married Edith.

They lived at 12 Thornhill Place, Thornbury, Bradford / Manningham, Bradford

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916] and served as a Private with the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 4th October 1917.

The Halifax Courier [17th November 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium [Grave Ref XXII A 15].

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

His brother Dixon also died in the War

Slater, JamesRef 268-2
[1786-1852] Of Wall Nook, Greetland.

He married Lydia [1789-1881].


  1. Sally [bapt 25th May 1817]
  2. Thomas [bapt 26th September 1819]
  3. Alice [1822-7th January 1840]
  4. Sophia [bapt 1st January 1832]

The children was baptised at Ripponden.

James died 11th August 1852 (aged 66).

Lydia died 6th December 1881 (aged 92).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: N2]

Slater, JamesRef 268-37
[1806-1875] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a butcher [1841] / landlord of the Anchor & Shuttle, Luddendenfoot [1845] / an inn keeper & butcher at the Anchor & Shuttle [1851] / a butcher at Luddendenfoot (next door to the Anchor & Shuttle)   [1871].

The Leeds Mercury [12th August 1848] reported that

Sarah Ann Slater of the Anchor & Shuttle, Luddendenfoot summoned John Titterington, of Sowerby, manufacturer, for an assault. The complainant having first commenced the affair by throwing some water into Titterington's face, he was only required to pay 15/6d costs

James married (1) Mary Cockroft [1806-18??].


  1. Henry Cockroft [b 1826]
  2. Sarah Ann [1829-1897] who married Frederick Rhodes
  3. William [b 1831]
  4. Elizabeth [1834-1875] who married William Henry Heron
  5. Hannah [b 1840]
  6. Joseph [1842-1884] who was a butcher [1875]

The children were born in Heptonstall.

He (possibly) married (2) Mary [1812-1874].

In November 1874, Mary [aged 62] fell in the canal and drowned whilst getting a bucket of water to help James in cleaning the slaughter house.

Her inquest which was held at the Anchor & Shuttle


The family lived at

  • Hebden Bridge Lanes, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Luddendenfoot [1845, 1871, 1875]

James died 5th January 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Administration was granted to son Joseph

Slater, JamesRef 268-751
[1825-1???] Son of John Slater.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a miner (clay) / a wool comber.

In 1825, he married Susan (Susy) [1827-18??].

Susan was born in Thornton.

She was a wool comber [1851], a weaver [1871]



  1. Emma [b 1844]
  2. Mary [b 1846]
  3. Hannah [b 1849]
  4. John Henry [b 1851]
  5. Margaret [b 1855] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  6. William [b 1858] who was a mechanic (spinning machine)   [1871]
  7. Selina [b 1862] who was a drawer [1871]
  8. Alice Sophia [1863-1871]
  9. Albert [b 1865] who was a warp twister (worsted  manufacturer) [1871]
  10. Jane [b 1869] who was a spinner [1871]

They lived at

  • Bradshaw Lane [1841, 1851, 1871]
  • 26 St Thomas Street, Claremount [1881]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: Es14

Slater, James DanielRef 268-341
[1917-1941] Son of Alice & William Slater.

He married Marjorie.

They lived at Pellon, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS President III.

He was lost [2nd October 1941] (aged 24)  when cargo ship SS Hatasu was torpedoed by German Submarine U-431 and sank off Newfoundland, with the loss of 40 of her crew of 47.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 43 3], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Slater, Joe CleggRef 268-1001
[1887-1917] Son of Marsland Slater.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton twister-piecer [1911].

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

He was killed in action [4th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, and on Elland War Memorial

Slater, JohnRef 268-444

In 1822, he married Hannah Town [1803-1882].

Hannah was the daughter of James Town


  1. James
  2. Thomas [1831-1833]
  3. John [1858-1867]

They lived at Bradshaw Lane [1833].

John died 27th January 1869 (aged 67).

Hannah died 15th January 1882 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: Es14

Slater, JonathanRef 268-1089
[1651-1???] Of Elland.

In 1670, he married Judith, daughter of Roger Hanson

Slater, JonathanRef 268-5280
[1783-1862] Born in Longwood.

He was Elland woollen manufacturer [1841] / mill owner & manufacturer employing 4 persons [1851] / woollen manufacturer employing 11 men, 6 boys & 6 girls [1861].

He built Exchange Mill, Elland / Slater's Mill at Bank Bottom, Elland

On 6th December 1812, he married Jane Clay [1788-1866] at Halifax Parish Church.

Jane was born in Norland


  1. Joseph
  2. Thomas Marsland [1814-1852] who died in California
  3. William [1820-1860] died on the crossing from America to  England
  4. Abraham
  5. Henry [1821-1828]

They lived at

  • Bank Bottom [1841, 1851]
  • 2 Bank, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was sister Elizabeth Slater [aged 63].

Jonathan died in Elland [11th September 1862].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £3,000.

His will was proved by his grandson Joseph Henry Slater and Richard Walker.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church: Thomas [15th March 1855]; Abraham [3rd October 1860]; Jonathan [15th September 1862]; Jane [8th October 1866]

Slater, JosephRef 268-3699
[17??-18??] He married Betty Pickles.


  1. Sarah [1814-1878] who married Thomas Titterington
  2. Valentine

The family lived at

  • Old Gate, Hebden Bridge [1851]
  • Buttress Bottom, Hebden Bridge [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] were granddaughters Mary Ann and Sarah Titterington.

Joseph was dead by 1861.

Living with the widowed Betty [in 1861] was granddaughter Sarah Titterington

Slater, JosephRef 268-450
[1814-1855] GP.

Son of Jonathan Slater.

He was a surgeon [1841, 1851].

He never married.

They lived at

  • Castlegate, Elland [1841]
  • Southgate [1851]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Slater, MarslandRef 268-997
[1855-1923] Born in Brighouse.

He was a dyer's labourer [1876].

On 13th August 1876, he married Johanna Clegg [1855-1927] in Halifax.

Johanna was born in Elland


  1. Abraham [1877-1935]
  2. Sarah Alice [1879-1961] who never married
  3. Susan Heap [1882-1951] who married [1904] Fred  Sykes
  4. Martha Ann [1884-1962] who married [1910] Milton  Stott
  5. Mary Emma [1885-1960] who married [1909] William  Chadwick
  6. Joe Clegg Slater
  7. Jane Elizabeth [1890-1966] who married [1920] Edwin  Gledhill
  8. Clara [b 1892]
  9. Emily [1895-1972] who married [1914] Albert Mawe
  10. Doris [b 1899]
  11. James Edward [1901-1979]

The children were born in Elland.

They lived at 10 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1901, 1911]

Slater, PercyRef 268-1132
[1894-1916] Son of John Fielding Slater of 45 Piggott Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with D Battery 75th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th June 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII C 33A].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Slater, Sam LeslieRef 268-663
[1900-1920] Son of Elizabeth & William Slater of 628 Rochdale Road, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th October 1920 (aged 20).

He was buried at Deolali Government Cemetery, India [Grave Ref CE M 27].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Slater, ShawRef 268-3681
[1834-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a Freemason and member of St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge [1873] / licensed victualler at the Union Cross, Halifax [1874, 1887,  1891].

On 4th May 1858, he married Frances Wiggins [1836-1926] at Halifax Parish Church.

Frances came from Wetherby


  1. Abigail [1858-1923] who married Joseph Holt Haigh

Shaw died 12th November 1891.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,029 15/9d.

The will was proved by his widow Frances and Joseph Brook of Elm View, Halifax (pawnbroker) 

Slater, T. A.Ref 268-3543
[18??-18??] Damask and carpet manufacturer at Burrwood Mill, Stainland [1869]. He occupied the 1st and 2nd floors of the mill

Slater, ThomasRef 268-2248
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1809]

Slater, ThomasRef 268-5
[1844-1909] Of Heptonstall.

In [Q2] 1882, he (possibly) married Sarah Ann Sutcliffe [1848-1925] in Halifax.

Thomas died 27th December 1909 (aged 65).

Sarah Ann died 31st January 1925 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church with niece Ada Sharp [1874-14th February 1951]

Slater, U.Ref 268-1451
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Slater, W.Ref 268-1177
[18??-18??] In 1845, he occupied Stubbing Mill, Erringden.

He was found guilty of

working 4 young children without being registered


working a little child without either registering or certifying

He was fined £4 10/-

Slater, WilliamRef 268-911
[1575-1620] Son of Margaret (née Wilkinson) & Richard Slater, of Keighley.

He was a Halifax attorney [1609-1619]. He lived at Magson House, Southgate which he bought from Sir Arthur Ingram in 1609. He owned property in and around Bingley, and the Manor of Oxenhope.

In 1602, he married Jenet, daughter of Edward Broadley.


  1. Edward
  2. William [1609-1619]

Slater, WilliamRef 268-4
[18??-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a fried fish dealer [1891] / a fish dealer (own account) [1901, 1911].

In 1888, he married Sarah Jane Walsh [1855-1???] in Halifax.

Sarah Jane was born in Southowram


  1. Arnold

They lived at

  • 52 Violet Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 275 Queens Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]

William was a widower by 1911

The death of a Sarah J Slater (aged 56) was registered in Huddersfield in [Q4] 1910


Slater surnameRef 268-1

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

There are 35 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Slater, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Slater

Marriages 1805, 1811, 1889, 1901, 1907, 1909, 1914; Death 1899


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