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Senior, AlbertRef 465-518
[1869-1952] Son of Reuben Senior.

Born in Dewsbury.

He was a paper maker [1901, 1911]

In [Q4] 1893, he married Malinda Jackson [1874-1960] in Halifax.

Malinda was born in Stainland


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Charlie [b 1895] who was a woollen mule piecer [1911]
  3. Irvin who was a woollen mule piecer [1911]
  4. Edna [b 1900]
  5. Fred [b 1904]
  6. Harold [b 1908]
  7. Marian [b 1908]
  8. Maurice Hilton

The 1911 census shows that they had had 8 children of whom 6 were still alive at that time.

They lived at New Street, Stainland [1901, 1911].

Albert died 19th November 1952 (aged 83).

Malinda died 2nd February 1960 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/620]

Senior, AlfredRef 465-520
[1843-1906] Born in Kirkburton / Lepton.

He was innkeeper at the Savile Arms, Elland [1883-1894].

On 30th July 1864, he married (1) Harriet Craven [1838-1870] at All Hallows Church, Kirkburton.


  1. Hannah Mary [1865-1940]
  2. Edith Ellen [1866-1938] who was an assistant [1891]

Harriet died in 1870.

He married (2) Jane Elizabeth [1844-1886].

Jane was born in Ninfield, Yorkshire


  1. George Herman
  2. Ethelbert [1874-1936] who was a carpenter's apprentice  [1891] and died in the USA
  3. Charles Harry [1877-1953]
  4. Fred [1879-1969] who was a boot maker [1906]
  5. Martha Gertrude [b 1883]

In 1889, he married (3) Mary Goodinson [1847-1917] in Rotherham.

They lived at

  • the Clothiers' Arms, Hoyland Nether [1871, 1881]
  • the Savile Arms, Elland [1883-1894]
  • Bridlington [1906, 1917]
Living with them [in 1871] was Alfred's sister Harriet Armitage [b 1843].

Alfred died in Bridlington [31st May 1906].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,630 4/2d.

Probate was granted to son Fred, Benjamin Heselton (bank manager), and Sam James Newson (solicitor) 

Mary died in Bridlington [14th December 1917].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,331 3/5d.

Probate was granted to daughter Martha Gertrude, and Herbert Neal Goodinson (law clerk) 

Senior, CarterRef 465-1032
[1822-1889] Born in Dewsbury.

He was an iron warehouseman [1851] / a boiler works clerk [1871] / a rent & debt agent (collector) [1881].

In [Q4] 1845, he married (1) Sarah Dawson [1824-1865] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax


  1. Mary Ann [b 1847]
  2. John H. [b 1849]
  3. Joseph [b 1851]
  4. Thomas [b 1852] who was a boot & shoe finisher [1871]
  5. Arthur [b 1854] who was a book binder [1871]

Sarah died 14th September 1865 (aged 41).

In [Q2] 1866, he married (2) Martha Ann Carter [1824-1896] in Halifax.

Martha Ann was born in Halifax

They lived at

  • 12 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 9 Cavendish Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 5 North Castle Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed mother-in-law Ann Dawson [b 1788] (parish relief farmer's housemaid).

Carter died 24th October 1889 (aged 67).

Martha Ann died 11th September 1896 (aged 72).

He and his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2349]

Senior, George BrookRef 465-3328
[18??-19??] He married (1) Unknown.


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. (possibly) child

On 8th July 1893, he married (2) Sarah Binns, widow of William Clapham Flint in Birstall Parish Church.

They lived at 11 Queens Street, Blackpool where they were running a Lodging House [1901]. Ada from Sarah's first marriage is with them

Senior, George HermanRef 465-517
[1872-1900] Son of Alfred Senior.

Born in Elsecar [11th October 1872].

He was innkeeper at the Savile Arms, Elland [1895-1900].

On 5th February 1896, he married Annie Louisa Briggs at Halifax Parish Church.

Annie Louisa was born in Rishworth, the daughter of John Briggs

They had no children.

George died 4th July 1900.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,313 15/- to his widow.

After his death, Annie Louisa took over at the Savile Arms [1901, 1905, 1908].

Annie Louisa died 14th March 1908.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £888 10/1d to James William Briggs (cotton spinner)  Probate was granted to

The couple were buried at Elland Cemetery

Senior, HaroldRef 465-1631
[1894-19??] Son of Sutcliffe Senior.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher's apprentice [1911] / a butcher [1915].

New York Passenger & Crew Lists (Ellis Island) show that

he departed Liverpool [7th February 1915] aboard the TUSCANIA, and arrived in New York [13th February 1915].

Joseph Greenwood was on the same voyage


Senior, HenryRef 465-166
[1856-1936] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a warehouseman [1883] / a woollen packing warehouseman [1901] / a packer (in warehouse) [1911].

On 31st December 1883, he married Adelaide Holgate [1861-1952] in Halifax.

Adelaide had an illegitimate son: Abraham Henry Holgate [b 1882]


  1. John [1884-1941] who was a woollen ducler? [1901]
  2. Sam
  3. Newton [1888-1967] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a  packer in woollen mill [1911], a packer (warehouse) [1911]
  4. Hiram

They lived at

  • 16 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 6 Back Sutcliffe Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 6 (Under Landing) Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Sons Henry Holgate, and Sam & Hiram Senior served in World War I. Sam and Hiram were killed

Senior, HiramRef 465-28
[1893-1916] Son of Henry Senior.

He was a cotton twiner [1911, 1915] / employed by Shepherd & Blackburn.

He lived at 1 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted for service in Halifax [22nd January 1916] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He sailed from Folkestone to Boulogne [18th May 1916].

He was killed in action by a shell [2nd August 1916] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [30th September 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, All his brothers served in World War I; Sam was killed

Senior, IrvinRef 465-535
[1896-1958] Son of Albert Senior.

Born in Stainland.

In [Q1] 1940, he married (1) Miranda in Halifax.

Miranda was born in Sowerby Bridge [15th November 1901], the daughter of Harry Whitehead.

She was the divorcee of James Maurice Humphries


Miranda died 31st December 1950 (aged 49).

In [Q4] 1953, he married (2) Amy in Halifax.

Irvin died 26th May 1958 (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/620].

In 1960, Amy married Joseph Clay in Halifax

Senior, JamesRef 465-1293
[1840-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted overlooker [1911].

Around 1862, he married Unknown [1832-19??].

Hannah was born in Halifax


  1. Emma [1862-1937] who married Arthur Walshaw

They lived at 14 Holdsworth Road, Holmfield, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were widowed daughter Emma and her daughter Phyllis

Senior, JosephRef 465-110
[1793-18??] Born in Clifton.

He was a butcher [1841] / a butcher & farmer of 12 acres [1851] / a butcher & farmer of 72 acres [1861].

He married Eleanor [1798-18??].

Eleanor was born in Dalwick, Surrey


  1. George [b 1819] who was a butcher & farmer of 14 acres  [1851, 1861]
  2. Emily [b 1827] who was a dress maker [1851]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1828]
  4. Jane [b 1830]
  5. John [b 1832] who was a currier's apprentice [1851]
  6. twins Joseph
  7. Benjamin [b 1834] who was a butcher [1861]

They lived at

  • Clifton, Hartshead cum Clifton [1841]
  • Clifton [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson William Ramsden [aged 3, born in Elland].

Living with them [in 1861] was granddaughter Catherine Ramsden [aged 11, born in Heywood, Lancashire]

Senior, JosephRef 465-135
[1834-1907] Son of Joseph Senior.

Born in Clifton.

He was a collier's clerk [1861] / a book keeper at Hartshead [1866] / a coal agent [1871] / a coal merchant [1881] / a colliery agent [1891] / a retired coal agent [1901] / a member of the Local Board [1881] / a warden at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / one of the founders of the Ryburn [No 1283] Masonic Lodge.

In [Q3] 1866, he married Agnes Overend [1841-1???] at St Peter's Church, Birstall.

Agnes, of Liversedge, was the daughter of William Overend, joiner


  1. Thomas William [b 1870] who was a clerk to father [1891],  a coal merchant [1901, 1911]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1873] who never married
  3. George Arthur [1879-1890]

They lived at

  • Allen Terrace, Norland [1871, 1881]
  • Westfield Terrace, Hipperholme [1891]
  • Carlton Road, Liversedge, Dewsbury [1901]
  • 9 Roylands, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme [1907, 1911]

Senior, Maurice HiltonRef 465-1351
[1915-1943] Son of Albert Senior.

Born in Stainland.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Ida Higgins in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Barkisland
  • Blackhall Colliery, County Durham

During World War II, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the Singapore Fortress Provost Company Corps of Military Police.

He died in Burma [27th September 1943] (aged 28).

He was buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref B1 O 18].

He is remembered on the family grave at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland, on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Senior, ReubenRef 465-537
[1837-1???] Born in Soothill.

He was a woollen weaver [1881].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Emma Priestley [1836-1???] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Stainland


  1. Eleanor [b 1863] who was a worsted cloth mender [1901]
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1863] who was a rag sorter [1881]
  3. Albert
  4. Harry [b 1876]

They lived at Back Cross Street, Dewsbury [1881]

Senior, Rev Robert IngallRef 465-1620
[1???-1???] He trained at Airedale College before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden [1867].

His father, Rev David Senior, of Selby and Malton, lived with him at Ovenden for a time.

In 1872, he moved to Wigan, and then to Goole

Senior, SamRef 465-2265
[18??-18??] A local stone-throwing player.

Bell's London Life of 31st May 1840 reported

A match came off last Monday between Sam Senior of Sowerby Bridge and Charles Naylor of Hunslet near Leeds for £10 a side each having ten stones, the furthest thrown to win. Senior won, by throwing one stone nine score and ten yards. Senior may be heard of at John Leech's, Sowerby Bridge

Bell's London Life of 15th November 1840 reported

Sam Senior will throw a stone with John Cryer, the mason, near Rochdale, for £5 a side, or any man in England for £10 or £15 a side. His money is ready at Mr J. Hiley's, Shepherd's Rest, Sowerby Bridge

Senior, SamRef 465-1161
[1845-1913] In 1875, he married Grace, widow of Jonas Uttley.


  1. Emma [1878-1960]

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

Senior, SamRef 465-29
[1886-1918] Son of Henry Senior.

He was a woollen warehouse boy [1901] / a woollen finisher [1911].

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 31st Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died after being hit in the head by a piece of shrapnel which passed through his helmet [26th April 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th June & 15th June 1918].

He was buried at Ebbinghem Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 31].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge. All his brothers served in World War I; Hiram was killed

Senior, SamuelRef 465-2

In [Q3] 1845, he married Judith Washington in Halifax.

Judith was the daughter of
Abraham Washington

Judith died 12th January 1865 (aged 42)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3817] with her parents

Senior, SutcliffeRef 465-1636
[1873-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher's assistant [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Lily Lumb [1873-19??] in Halifax.

Lily was born in Thornton


  1. Harold Senior
  2. Willie [b 1895] who was a butcher's apprentice [1911]
  3. Lewis [b 1897] who was a fancy dealer's errand boy [1911]
  4. Walter [b 1901]
  5. Wilfred [b 1903]

They lived at

  • Marsh Delves, Southowram [1901]
  • 2 South Parade, Halifax [1911]
  • Ripon Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Senior, ThomasRef 465-1616
[1755-1834] Of Halifax.

He was an innkeeper in Halifax [1802] / landlord of the Red Lion, Luddenden [1822] / landlord of the Three Pigeons, Halifax [1822, 1829].

He married Elizabeth [1749-1802].


  1. Harriet [1794-26th December 1863] who married David Ramsden

Elizabeth died 4th May 1802 (aged 53).

Thomas died 7th March 1834 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 208]

Senior, WilfridRef 465-984
[1897-19??] Printer. He was at Raven Street, Halifax [1927], and 33 Ripon Street, Halifax [1927]


Senior surnameRef 465-1
There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Senior, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Senior

Marriages 1868, 1904, 1913; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2329


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