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Smith, MrRef 41-1013
[1???-1???] He lived at Royds Hall, Low Moor. Bought Judy Woods from Amos Kellet

Smith, MrRef 41-51
[1???-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Percy

In his diaries, William Henry Stott records that Mrs Smith had an affair with

an amorous butcher from Cross Hills, Greetland

and Mr Smith took the butcher to court. With the proceeds, Smith commissioned the best architect in Halifax – J. F. Walsh – to build him a new house and shop at 6 Stainland Road, West Vale.

Stott also records that the local lads in Greetland burned an effigy of the butcher

Smith, MrRef 41-3209
[16??-17??] He married Mary Guest.

Children:

  1. Joshua

Smith, MrRef 41-47
[18??-18??] He married Annie Elizabeth [1871-19??].


Annie Elizabeth was born in Crowle, Lincolnshire.

She was widowed by 1901.

She was a laundress [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas William [b 1895] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1898] who was a woollen spinner [1911]
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 27 Moxon Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Penuel Place, Siddal, Halifax [1911, 1915]

Living with them [in 1911] were boarders Albert Kershaw [aged 43] (blacksmith striker) and his son Jack [aged 2]

Smith, A.Ref 41-22
[18??-1???] Partner in G. & A. Smith

Smith, A.Ref 41-131
[1885-1917] Born at Todmorden

He married Alice Louisa.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 75th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 9th April 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [Grave Ref B 25].

Alice Louisa married Mr Gould.

They lived at 112 Dibble Road, Smethwick, Staffs, England.

Smith, A. F.Ref 41-272
[18??-19??] Halifax sculptor who made the West View Park War Memorial [1904]

Smith, AbrahamRef 41-80
[1895-1917] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Halifax [12th August 1895].

He was educated at Siddal Council School and Halifax Tech / a member of All Saints' Church, Dudwell, School & Young Men's Class / an officer in the Siddal Branch of the Sons of Temperance / a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / employed by John Crabtree & Sons at Salterhebble Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [8th December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd RM Bn. RN Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He served in Ireland [1916]. He went to France [September 1916].

He died in Rouen Hospital of gunshot wounds [6th March 1917] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [17th March 1917].

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref O VII I 4].

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

Smith, Ada Ann Georgiana MorleyRef 41-831
[1852-1932] Of Walcot Lodge, Putney, London.

In 1927, she was 75 years old when she married 83-year-old Giulio Marchetti.

She died at Walcot Lodge [17th October 1932].

In her will, she left £500 for the founding of The Marchetti Bed at the Scottish Episcopal Church Orphanage, Aberlour.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £38,378

Smith, AlbertRef 41-81
[1884-1916] Born in Skircoat Green, Halifax.

He was a regular soldier [for 13 years].

In [Q3] 1915, he married Nellie Maude Whele in Southampton.

They lived at 40 Foundry Lane, Freemantle, Southampton.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Turbulent.

He was killed [1st June 1916] (aged 32)  when his ship was shelled and sank in the Battle of Jutland with the loss of 90 of her crew of 102.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [Grave Ref 17], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Nellie Maude married Martin S. Oliver in Southampton

Smith, AlbertRef 41-170
[1890-1918] Son of Ben Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a hairdresser with Mr Barraclough in West End, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

In [Q3] 1908, he married Annie Whatmough in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1909]
  2. Leslie [b 1912]
  3. Nellie [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 16 Edward Street, King Cross, Halifax [1911]
  • 26 Holt Street, King Cross, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [2nd November 1915], and served as a Private / stretcher-bearer with the 9th Battalion Glasgow Highlanders Highland Light Infantry.

He was twice wounded: June 1917 & November 1917.

He died 9th January 1918 (aged 28).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th February 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref II K 1], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on Elland War Memorial.

His brother Charles also died in the War, and brother Arthur was a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment

Smith, AlbertRef 41-162
[1895-1918] Son of Alfred Smith of 33 Milner Royal, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France [Grave Ref I G 6]

Smith, AlbertRef 41-108
[1921-1944] Son of Joe Watson Smith.

Born in Queensbury.

He lived at 18 Low Fold, Queensbury.

During World War II, he served as a Flying Officer with the 115th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 19th April 1944.

He was buried at Queensbury Cemetery [A 20]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £347 12/9d.

Administration was granted to his father

Smith, Albert CharlesRef 41-277
[1851-1929] Landlord of the Brown Horse, Coley [1891]

Smith, Albert EdwardRef 41-28
[18??-1???] Son of John Smith.

In [Q1] 1894, he married Mary Emma Crossley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Henry

Son William Henry was adopted by Albert Edward's cousin, William Smith.

The family lived at

  • 120 New Hey Road, Rastrick [1901]
  • Ridge House, Rastrick

Smith, Albert HansonRef 41-260
[1867-1926] Born in Elland.

He was a teamer [1891] / a brickyard labourer [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married (1) Harriet Gregory [1870-1???] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in West Hartlepool
 

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 1891] who married Lewis Holroyd
  2. Mabel [b 1895] who was a box tenter cotton card room [1911]

In [Q3] 1905, he married (2) Emma Jane Batley [1867-19??].


Emma Jane was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Blackley Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • 9 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green [1911]

Albert died in Halifax [Q3 1926] (aged 58) 

Smith, AlfredRef 41-142
[18??-1???] Adelphi, London.

Partner in Smith & Parnell, architects of Manor Heath.

Smith also designed the Army & Navy Club in Pall Mall, London

Smith, AlfredRef 41-32
[18??-19??] Of Watson Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – several scalp wounds – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Smith, AlfredRef 41-132
[1900-1918] Son of Agnes & Fred Smith of 10 Rosemary Terrace, Siddal.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Smith, AlfredRef 41-119
[1900-1945] Son of Harriet & George Ellis Smith of Halifax.

He married Mary Ann.

They lived at Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [18 1012]

He died 30th January 1945 (aged 45).

Smith, AllanRef 41-169
[1894-1917] Son of James Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Elland Liberal Club / an oiler in worsted mill [1911] / employed by Norman Shaw & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at a Casualty Clearing Station in France, after 9 days' illness from typhoid fever [1st October 1917].

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref VI F 20].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [17th November 1917].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Upper Edge Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Smith, AllenRef 41-12
[1846-1920] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen manufacturer and partner in Joseph Smith & Sons

He married Annie Maud Andrews [1855-1922] at St Peter's, Birstall [30th July 1878].


Annie Maud was born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
 

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 1879]
  2. Lily [b 1881]
  3. Maggie [b 1885]
  4. Maud [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • North Dean House, Stainland Road, West Vale [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • Southport [1911]
Allen & Annie Maud retired to Southport where they both died.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,910 4/9d

Smith, AmosRef 41-133
[1887-1917]

He married Margaret.

They lived at 19 Fleet Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 74th Battalion Training Reserve.

He died 17th March 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey

Smith, ArnoldRef 41-10
[1897-1916] Son of Miranda (née Beaumont) [1873-1950] & Frank Smith [1867-1950], engineer, of 6 Woodhouse Lane, Brighouse [1911].

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France [29th September 1916].

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [Grave Ref IX H 24].

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

Smith, ArthurRef 41-95
[1874-1920] Son of James Smith.

Born in Triangle.

He was a carrier of Industrial Buildings, Sowerby [1899] / a carrier [1901] / a carter [1911].

In 1899, he married Julia Callighan [1875-1956] at Halifax Parish Church.


Julia, of Chapel Street, Warley, was born in Walsden, the daughter of Tom Callighan
 

Children:

  1. George Methuen
  2. King [b 1903]
  3. Walter [b 1905]
  4. Hilde [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Belmont, Sowerby [1901]
  • 14 Belmont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Arthur died 18th June 1920.

Julia died March 1956

Smith, ArthurRef 41-248
[1881-19??] Son of Richard Smith

He was a worsted bobbin setter [1891] / a labourer of Clevedon Place, Ovenden [1907].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 21st December 1907, he married (2) Sarah Ellen Settle [1877-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ellen of John Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Ellis Settle, silk dresser
 

Smith, ArthurRef 41-201
[1882-1917] His mother lived at 14 Plymouth Grove, Pellon Lane.

He was a member of Northgate End Chapel, Halifax.

He emigrated to New Zealand [about 1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with 1st Field Engineers Company New Zealand Engineers.

He served in Egypt & in France.

He was killed by shellfire whilst roadmaking [18th June 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut [Grave Ref VI B 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. His brother was in Southampton Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head

Smith, ArthurRef 41-113
[1883-1918] Son of Jonas Smith.

He lived at 5 Seedhill Terrace, Mixenden.

He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden / a stone quarry delver [1901].

During World War I, he enlisted [5th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was wounded 3 times.

He was killed in action [26th September 1918] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd November 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Bradshaw War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden.

His brother Ephraim also died in the War

Smith, ArthurRef 41-86
[1893-1916] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He worked at Fletcher's Dye Works, Raglan Street.

In 1911, he was a Stoker 2nd Class in the Royal Navy, at Keynham, Devonport, Devon.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker with the Royal Navy.

He was killed [31st May 1916] (aged 23)  when HMS Warrior was damaged and sank [1st June 1916] at the Battle of Jutland.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 15],

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

His brother Lewis and brother-in-law William Henry Braithwaite also died in the War.

His mother Harriet died later that year [Q4 1916]

Smith, ArthurRef 41-186
[1895-1918] Son of Alfred Smith of 33 Milner Royd, Luddendenfoot.

Born in Grimsby.

He was a member of Luddendenfoot United Methodist Free Chapel / a warehouseman at Fairlea Mills, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Cycle Corps [November 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France [Grave Ref I G 6].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Smith, ArthurRef 41-102
[19??-1943]

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died 21st September 1943.

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at St Peter's Church, Walsden [Section 2 86]

Smith, Arthur NoelRef 41-2387
[1878-19??] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a clerk to a wire manufacturer [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1911] / Director of Frederick Smith & Company / chairman of the Liverpool Electric Cable Company Limited.

He lived at 24 Queen Anne's Gate, London

Smith, Arthur WhitteyRef 41-205
[1921-1940] Of 31 Ovenden Avenue, Lee Mount.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Parkinson & Spencer at Ambler Thorn.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 9th June 1940 (aged 19).

He was buried at Venables Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, AsaRef 41-8780
[1869-19??] Born in Greetland.

He was a furniture dealer [1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Rose Hannah Dewhirst [1866-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1892] who was a student [1911]
  2. Leonard James Dewhirst [b 1894] who was a part-time student / railway worker [1911]
  3. Rose Marguerite [b 1899]

The family lived at 107 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed aunt Susey Dent [aged 68] (born in Heptonstall) 

Smith, B.Ref 41-1704
[18??-18??] Foreman tailor at Halifax.

In July 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, B. G.Ref 41-1592
[18??-19??] Around 1867, he established business as a brass and iron founder and hydraulic engineer.

In 1880, the business moved to Stannary Works, Halifax.

The firm won many prizes with their products which included


Smith's Cast Lead Traps
Smith's Lead Closet-Flushing Cisterns
Smith's Valve Closets
Smith's Patent Telescopic Hydraulic Hoist

The firm's telegraphic address was Stannary, Halifax

Smith, Rev B. R. L.Ref 41-1275
[19??-19??] Vicar at Barkisland [1944]. In 1944, he moved to Sussex

Smith, BarkerRef 41-3025
[18??-1???] In June 1875, he and Hannah Horsfall were remanded at Todmorden Court House, charged with stealing 2 pieces of cotton shirting from the shop of James Gaukroger, Pavement and 2 boxes of scents from Messrs Newton & Brook's shop, next door.

They were committed for trial at Salford Quarter Sessions, where Horsfall was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment with hard labour, and Smith was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour 

Smith, BenRef 41-27
[1872-1937] Born in Kirkburton.

He was landlord of the Shepherd's Rest, Sowerby Bridge [1906-1914].

He married Jane Ellen, widow of Friend Foster.

Children:

  1. Annie [1901-1957]

Living with them [in 1911] at the Shepherd's Rest was cellar man Edgar Marshall [aged 41].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland with Jane Ellen's first husband Friend Foster

Smith, BenjaminRef 41-3570
[1837-1922] Son of Joseph Smith.

He was a woollen piecener [1851] / a woollen slubber [1861] / a partner in Joseph Smith & Sons

Smith, BenjaminRef 41-9380
[1840-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a corn miller [1871].

He married Caroline from Bingley.

The family lived at 17 Dyson Street, Brighouse [1871]

Smith, BenjaminRef 41-208
[1854-1???] Born in Longwood / Fixby.

He was a brick maker [1881, 1891, 1901] / an iron foundry labourer [1911].

Around 1872, he married Emma [1854-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ellen [b 1872] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891], a cotton winder [1911]
  2. Eliza A [b 1875] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  3. Arthur [b 1877] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1891], a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment [World War I]
  4. Charles
  5. Albert

The family lived at

  • 31 Richmond Terrace, Elland [1881]
  • 39 Quebec Street, Elland [1891]
  • 13 Quebec Street, Elland [1901, 1911]
  • 71 Quebec Street, Elland

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother / mother-in-law Hannah Firth [b 1828].

Sons Charles & Albert died in World War I

Smith, Benjamin HepworthRef 41-19
[1861-1???] Born in Cooper Bridge.

He was a (clerk) [1881] / publican at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green [1894]

Smith, BernardRef 41-134
[1893-1918] Son of Thomas Smith.

He was a labourer cotton mill [1911] / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Iwuy Ridge [11th October 1918] (aged 25).

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France [Grave Ref I G 1/10].

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

Smith, Bertha FlorenceRef 41-1075
[1862-1943] Third daughter of Matthew Smith.

Born in Birmingham.

She married Sir Frederick Whitley Thomson becoming Lady Whitley-Thomson.

She survived her husband and died in Harrogate

Smith, Bertie EdgertonRef 41-122
[1893-1917] Son of Mary Jane & Samuel Smith of Ovenden.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a taxi driver.

He lived at 2 Providence Row, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [13th October 1917] (aged 24).

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref X F 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, CatherineRef 41-581
[1728-1752] Daughter of Smith John.

She and her sister, Elizabeth, inherited Scout Halls.

She died unmarried

Smith, CharlesRef 41-254
[1776-1813]

He married Martha [1779-1840].

They lived at Moorside, Greetland.

Charles died 28th April 1813 (aged 37).

Martha died 10th September 1840 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H16]

Smith, CharlesRef 41-9
[1799-18??] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1841] / a woollen manufacturer firm of two employing 11 men, 6 women, 4 boys & 3 girls [1851] / a woollen manufacturer at West Vale employing 11 men, 6 boys & 3 females [1861] / a retired manufacturer [1871].

On 18th June 1836, he married widow Rebecca Walker [1797-1887] from Stainland, at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

  • Victoria Place, Elland [1851]
  • Brow Bridge, Elland [1871]

Living with them at West Vale (next door to the Shears Inn) in 1871 were John Lumb and his wife Rebecca J. Lumb who was described as Charles's granddaughter

He died 31st July 1871.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000. His will was proved by his executors: George Bateman of Greetland (schoolmaster) and Thomas Smithies of West Vale (waste dealer) 

Smith, CharlesRef 41-41
[1831-1903] Son of Ely Smith.

He was a farmer [1851] / a coal & lime dealer [1861] / a coal merchant [1901].

He married Mary [1839-19??] from Norland.

Children:

  1. Eliza A [b 1869]
  2. Amy E [b 1881]

He lived at Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Charles Waite [b 1898].

He died at Ryburn Buldings [3rd February 1903].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,898 16/-. Probate was granted to his brother John, William Henry Waite (oil merchant) and John William Pilling

Smith, CharlesRef 41-3606
[1838-1899] Landlord of the Rock Tavern, Holywell Green [1881, 1891].

He hanged himself [1899]

Smith, CharlesRef 41-195
[1839-1920]

He married Annie [1848-1893].


Annie was born in Gomersal
 

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Arthur
  3. Ada
  4. Charles
  5. Harry
  6. Lydia

The family lived at Rastrick Common

Smith, CharlesRef 41-2875
[1840-1???] Carter at Halifax.

He lived at Shay Farm, Oxford Road, Halifax [1881]

Smith, CharlesRef 41-126
[1864-1920] Born in Hartshead.

He was a stone mason [1911].

On 28th January 1895, he married Christiana Bedford [1864-1926] at All Saints, Silkstone.


Christiana was born in Upper Edge, Elland [1918]
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Arthur [b 1897] who was a woollen doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 20 Dewsbury Road, Elland [1911]
  • 1 Aspinall's Fold, Upper Edge, Elland [1918]

Smith, CharlesRef 41-168
[1879-1917] Son of Benjamin Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Zion Primitive Methodist Church, Elland / a brick carrier [1891] / a butler to Mr Vergoe Buckland, 12 Ladbroke Square, London.

He married Elizabeth Olive.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 1 Barnsdale Road, Maida Hill, London [1917].

In November 1896, Charles (aged 18) enlisted in the West Riding Regiment at Halifax.

He was in Malta [September 1897 to September 1898], having been appointed Lance Corporal [March 1898], and reverted to Private [February 1899].

He fought in the South African Campaign [1900-1902], being in South Africa [December 1899 to October 1902]. He was awarded the King's Medal with South Africa clasps [1901-1902], and the Queen's Medal with clasps for Paardeburg, Driefontien, Transvaal and the Relief of Kimberley, having been appointed Lance Corporal [September 1902], and reverted to Private [March 1903].

He also won the Victoria medal and King Edward medal.

He transferred to the reserves [November 1903].

He was discharged at the end of his term of service [November 1908], having served for 12 years, though only 7 years counted toward his pension, he forfeited 5 years.

During World War I, he enlisted at Fulham, London [14th September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was hit on the side of the head by a shrapnel bullet, in France, and died instantaneously [8th June 1917] (aged 38).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st July 1917].

He was buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium [Grave Ref D 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Roll of Honour at Zion Primitive Methodist Memorial, Elland.

His brother Albert also died in the War, and brother Arthur was a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment

Smith, CharlesRef 41-135
[1898-1918] Or Charlie / Charley.

Son of John Smith.

Born in Bradford.

He was a worsted mill hand [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He was killed in action in France. He was standing in a trench when he was hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell [26th May 1918] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd June 1918].

He was buried at Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II A 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev Charles George W.Ref 41-167
[18??-18??]

He married Mary [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Emily Anne Smith [1830-1896] who married John Bailey Holroyde
  2. Horace Melville

Smith, Charles HazelhurstRef 41-63
[1895-1918] Son of Louise Esther & Charles Smith of Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1915, he married Maud Furminger [1892-19??] in Todmorden.


Maud was born in Todmorden
 

They lived at 17 School Street, Shade.

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

He died 24th September 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref IV B 25].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Charles HenryRef 41-218
[1895-1915] He lived at 9 Unity Terrace, Halifax.

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

He died 25th September 1915 (aged 20).

He was buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France [Grave Ref H21]

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

He had a sister, Annie Isabel Smith, living at School House, Ingram Road, Holbeck, Leeds

Smith, Charles PitchforthRef 41-50
[1833-1908] Born in Elland.

He was a boiler maker [1854].

On 28th August 1854, he married Sarah Ann Pitchforth in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
John Pitchforth
 

Children:

  1. Edmund Avery [1857-1921]
  2. Frederick [1861-1939]
  3. Hannah Mary [b 1883]
  4. Joe Henry [b 1865]
  5. Charles Pitchforth [1867-1898]
  6. James [b 1870]
  7. Abraham Pitchforth [1873-1906]

The family moved from Elland to Liverpool between 1871 and 1873

Smith, Charles VincentRef 41-827
[1872-19??] Son of Dr Solomon Charles Smith.

On 11th June 1904, he married Clara Elizabeth Giddy at Feltham.

Children:

  1. John Garnett [b 1905]
  2. Muriel Vincent

Smith, CharleyRef 41-204
[1867-19??] Born in Clayton Heights, Bradford.

He was a stone dresser [1901] / a wall-stone dresser at stone quarry [1911].

In [Q1] 1893, he married Emily Watson [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Stanley
  2. Amy [b 1903]
  3. Lewis [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • Gaythorne Terrace, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 3 Baxter Lane, Northowram [1911]
  • Tennyson Place, Hipperholme [1917]

Smith, CharlieRef 41-193
[1899-1918] He lived at Rastrick Common.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 9th November 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref VII A 18].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Smith, Rev ChristineRef 41-2840
[19??-] She was Curate at All Saints' Church, Dudwell Lane, Halifax [2000], Vicar of St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal [2001], and Vicar of Todmorden Parish Church [2007]

Smith, Christine Irene BamptonRef 41-3403
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2002-2003]

Smith, ChristopherRef 41-2768
[1???-17??] Halifax merchant.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jane [17??-1769] who married John Swire

Smith, ClarenceRef 41-2923
[1???-19??] Established Clarence Smith Limited.

He built houses at Park Terrace, Stump Cross [1928]

Smith, ClementRef 41-163
[1899-1918] Son of Fanny & Edwin Smith of 25 High Street, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France

Smith, Clifford MinchinRef 41-171
[1885-1915] Son of James Smith of 13 Albert Street, Elland.

Born in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire.

He was employed by Joseph Smithies & Son Limited at Albert Mills, Elland, before emigrating to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 24th April 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 24-26-28-30], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland.

A letter was found on his body and sent to Elland by a German lady

Smith, CyrusRef 41-273
[1833-1887] Landlord of the Stocks Arms, Northowram [1881-1887]

Smith, D.Ref 41-2761
[18??-19??] Photographic artist at Sowerby Bridge

Smith, DanielRef 41-256
[1750-1802] of Greetland.

He married 1791-1807.

Children:

  1. Ely [1791-18th December 1807]

Daniel died 17th July 1802 (aged 52).

Hannah died 20th November 1829 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: H7]

Smith, Rev DanielRef 41-3069
[18??-18??] LlB.

Born in Colne.

He served at Great Horton Episcopal Chapel before becoming the first curate-in-charge at St John The Evangelist [1859-1867] and Master of Clifton Free School [1861-1867]

Smith, DanielRef 41-103
[1892-1916] Son of Giles Smith

He was an apprentice butcher [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd August 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Smith, DavidRef 41-3388
[1745-1825] The family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby records that

... he was distinguished for his knowledge and love of music: the practice of which it was his chief pleasure to promote. In his youth, he was well known as a vocal performer of some eminence and was upwards of 70 years a regular singer at St Peter's, Sowerby

He married Sarah [1747-1804].

Children:

  1. James [1768-1817]
  2. Elizabeth [1768] who died at the age of 8 weeks
  3. Joshua [1776-1798]
  4. David [1779-1825] who died in London on the same day and at the same hour as his father, and was buried in St Pancras Churchyard
  5. Sarah [1782-1783] who died at the age of 10 months

The chest tomb for members of the family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Smith, DavidRef 41-2379
[18??-18??] Worsted manufacturer at Godley Bridge Mill, Shibden [1861]

Smith, Mrs DavidRef 41-818
[18??-18??] Of Mytholmroyd.

In July 1830, she had a stillborn daughter. Two weeks later, she gave birth to a boy who survived

Smith, DavidRef 41-1125
[1819-1892] Son of John Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a pattern dyer [1851], a dyer and published a manual on the art of pattern-dyeing [1849], a wool merchant [1881, 1891, 1892], a Baptist minister [1881], a member of Halifax Town Council [1865-1872, 1876-1879, 1881-1889], and an Alderman

He established David Smith & Company Limited [1867]. By 1890, he had retired from an active rôle in the business.

Around 1850, he built a warehouse at Siddal and invited Joseph Brearley to carry on his handloom weaving and Sunday School teaching in the warehouse.

David became a Baptist preacher. He was the founder of Zion Strict Baptist Church, Siddal.

He published an autobiography entitled Abounding Grace [1891].

In [Q3] 1841, he married (1) Harriet Hebblethwaite in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1843]
  2. Mary [b 1847] who married Henry Edwin Greenwood
  3. John
  4. Edward [1848-1864] who attended Slater Bank School [1861]
  5. Thomas [b 1850] who attended Slater Bank School [1861] and was a chemical manufacturer [1892]
  6. David [1856-1935] who attended Slater Bank School [1871]
  7. Grace [1858] who died aged 13 days
  8. Isaac [b 1859] who attended Slater Bank School [1871] and was a wool merchant [1881]

The family lived at Siddal Hall [1858, 1914].

Harriet died 10th October 1867 (aged 47).

In [Q4] 1877, he married (2)  either Susannah Mansley or Susannah Redman [1810-1881] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Siddal
 

Susannah died 29th December 1881 (aged 71).

In [Q2] 1882, he married (3) Martha Sarah Wheelhouse in Halifax.


Martha Sarah was the daughter of William Wheelhouse and widow of Hague Moss
 

David died 2nd January 1892 (aged 72).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,087 16/10d. Probate was granted to sons John and Thomas

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3273]. next to his brother Joseph.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892

Smith, DavidRef 41-206
[1830-19??] Born in Warley.

He was a retired wool washer [1901].

He married Sarah [1828-19??].


Sarah was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1864] who married George Marshall

The family lived at 16 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were daughter Martha & family

Smith, DavidRef 41-755
[1846-1915] Born 16th April 1846.

He was employed in a cotton mill (as a young boy) / a passenger guard with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (until he retired in 1872).

He and his brother-in-law John Culpan inherited the blanket-making business of their father-in-law Thomas RatcliffeThomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited.

He married Ellen Ratcliffe.


Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Ratcliffe
 

Children:

  1. A. J.
  2. Ernest
  3. Gilbert
  4. Thomas
  5. Walter
  6. George
  7. Mary
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child

The family lived at Bankfield House, Mytholmroyd.

He died of heart failure at Bankfield House, Mytholmroyd [26th September 1915] (aged 69).

He was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [29th September 1915]

Smith, DavidRef 41-278
[1851-1899] Landlord of the Druids' Arms, Greetland [1891-1899].

He married Annis [1850-1925].

David died in 1999.

Annis took over at the Druids' Arms [1899-1905]

Smith, DavidRef 41-179
[1851-1931] Born in Ovenden.

He was a paper maker's labourer [1911].

On 5th October 1872, he married Emma Jane Crowther [1851-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Abraham [b 1873] who was a stone dresser [1900]
  4. Herbert [b 1886] who was a paper cutter man (paper mill) [1911]
  5. Ernest
  6. Clara [b 1891]
  7. Stanley

The family lived at

  • 100 Unity Terrace, Ripponden [1911]
  • North View, Barkisland [1917]

Sons Ernest & Stanley died in World War I

Smith, DavidRef 41-229
[1858-1900] Born in Halifax.

He was a weaver of Northowram [1877] / a wool weaver in mill [1881] / a carpet planner & cleaner [1891].

In 1877, he married Sarah Mosey [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Charles Mosey, lamplighter
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1878] who was an errand boy [1891], a carpet planner [1901]
  2. Charles F. [b 1880] who was a half-time errand boy [1891], a carpet planner [1901]
  3. Ernest
  4. Florence [b 1884] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  5. Eva [b 1885] who was a carpet sewer [1901], a restaurant cook [1911]
  6. Walter [b 1887] who was a draughtsman [1901]
  7. Gertrude [b 1890] who married Arnold Thompson
  8. Frank [b 1892] who worked in a brass warehouse [1911]

The family lived at

  • 8 Back Great Albion Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 12 Winn Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Melville Place, Halifax [1911]

David died in Halifax in 1900.

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Ernest Smith [b 1909]

Smith, David BainesRef 41-155
[1850-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a stone quarryman [1891] / a driver.

He married Phyllis [1853-1905].


Phyllis was born in Broughton, Cumberland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas (Hodgson) [b 1878] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a clay miner [1901]
  2. Deborah A. (Casson) [b 1882]
  3. James Daniel
  4. Sarah M. (Smith) [b 1886] who married Frank Wood
  5. William Baines

The family lived at

  • Throstle Nest, Hipperholme [1891]
  • 44 Thomas Street, Halifax [1901]

David died between 1891 & 1901.

Phyllis died in 1905 (aged 54).

Sons James Daniel & William Baines died in World War I

Smith, David RichardRef 41-198
[1846-1???] Son of David Smith, comber.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner of Northowram [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881, 1891] / a railway goods porter [1901] / a goods porter (L & Y Railway) [1911].

In [Q4] 1871, he married Alice Maule [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of Halifax, was born in Leeds, the daughter of Andrew Maule, watchmaker
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1879] who was a railway goods clerk [1901]
  2. Walter [b 1884] who was a joiner [1901, 1911]
  3. Herbert
  4. Elsie [b 1892] who was a weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • 12 Bailey Hall Terrace, Southowram [1881]
  • 79 Southowram Bank, Southowram (Part of Sunday School used as a Board School & as United Methodist Free Chapel) [1891]
  • 9 Woodhead Row, Southowram [1901]
  • 81 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1911]

Smith, Sir David WadsworthRef 41-1326
[1883-1948] JP.

Son of John Smith.

Born in Greetland [Q4 1883].

He was a clerk [1901] / an accountant [1911].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Harriet Broderick [1878-1961] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Hull
 

They lived at

  • 2 Glen Field, Greetland [1911]
  • Rylstone, Greenroyd Avenue, Halifax

Harriet died 8th July 1961 (aged 83) 

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


Question: Does anyone know why he received a knighthood?

 

Smith, Det Sgt S. J.Ref 41-3555
[1???-19??] Halifax police sergeant [1936].

He lived at 14 Blackwall, Halifax [1936]

Smith, DorothyRef 41-912
[1???-17??] Of Colne. She was a niece of Dorothy Brearcliffe.

She married George Towne

Smith, Douglas Joseph DavidRef 41-1154
[18??-19??] He was 6th form master as King Edward's School, Birmingham before becoming Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1935-1946]

Smith, DuncanRef 41-70
[1889-1918] Son of Isaac Smith.

He was a French polisher [1911].

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

He was killed in the Battle of Kemmel [28th April 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IX A 52]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Copley War Memorial

Smith, E.Ref 41-136
[1888-1917] Son of Emma Jane & David Smith of North View, Barkisland.

Born Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 2nd December 1917 (aged 29).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P V C 1A]

Smith, EdgarRef 41-566
[1867-1956] Motor and cycle maker at 35 New Bank, Halifax [1895], 5 Broad Street, Halifax [1900, 1905], and 1 Weymouth Street, Halifax (where he had the first garage and car showroom in Halifax).

He was a well-known early motorist, and designed and built his own vehicles.

He had a Darracq 18 hp car in 1901. In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence.

In 1901, he opened a motor garage for the public.

During the Royal Visit of 11th July 1912, he garaged the cars for the royal party.

In 1914, he established the Halifax Motor Company with Edgar and his 3 sons as directors.

He was a Conservative councillor, an Alderman [1923], and Mayor of Halifax [1929-1930] His daughter Florence was Mayoress.

In 1889, he married Mary Elizabeth Pollard [1870-1923] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. Florence
  4. son
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax: Mary Elizabeth [1st November 1923]

Smith, EdgarRef 41-137
[1887-1917] Son of James Smith.

He was a draper's errand boy [1901] / a cotton twiner [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Annie Butterfield in Halifax.

They lived at 208 Boothtown Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Labour Company Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 5th July 1917 (aged 30).

He was buried at Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I B 20].

Annie married Mr Horton.

They lived at 208 Boothtown Road, Halifax

Smith, EdgarRef 41-174
[1888-1918] Son of Lewis Smith.

Born in Lancaster.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / a half-timer at worsted mill [1901] / a dyehouse labourer [1911] / employed by H. Sagar Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [5th November 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th November & 7th December 1918].

He was buried at Frasnoy Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 27].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

His brother George Alexander also died in the War

Smith, EdgarRef 41-120
[1923-1944] Son of Lucy & Albert Smith of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 30th August 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [O 251]

Smith, EdwardRef 41-266
[1817-1857] Born in Burnley.

He was a post messenger [1851].

In [Q3] 1843, he married Emma Fleming [1819-1873] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Lucy Ann who died 1st November 1850 (aged 9 months)
  2. Anderson [b 1851]
  3. William Arthur who died 26th January 1855 (aged 8 months) 

The family lived at George Street, Halifax [1851].

Edward died 5th February 1857 (aged 40).

Emma died 1st September 1873 (aged 54).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2049]

Smith, Edward C.Ref 41-56
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Edward JamesRef 41-2473
[1842-1???] Son of Samuel Smith.

He was a lawyer's articled clerk [1861] / a solicitor at Halifax

Smith, EdwinRef 41-3432
[1848-1894] Son of John Smith.

Born in Ovenden [?].

He was a schoolmaster in Halifax / an accountant [1883] / a canvasser for sewing machines [1894].

In 1868, he married (1) Sophia, daughter of William Clay in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha Jane [b 1869] who married [1903] Thomas Whiteside at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  2. John William [b 1871] who married [1897] Emma Radband at Shoebury, Essex
  3. Wallis Byron [1872-1919] who married [1898] Annie Maria Peters in London, and died in Fylde, Lancashire
  4. Emily Rosamund [1874-1961] who married [1892] Joseph Hutchinson Aked in Salford, Lancashire, and died in Wirrall, Cheshire
  5. Edwin Novello [1876-1877]
  6. Charles Horace [1878-1888]
  7. Colenso Redgrave [b 1879] who married [1905] Miriam Elizabeth Jones in Chorlton, Lancashire
  8. Stafford Stocks
  9. Constance Norah [b 1885] who married [1924] Stanley Ravenscroft in Chorlton

Around 1882, Edwin, Sophia and 6 children moved to Salford, Lancashire. The 2 youngest children were born in Salford.

Sophia died at Pendleton, Lancashire [6th June 1889].

On 8th September 1890, Edwin married (2) Harriet Harrison, daughter of William Burton, at Salford, Lancashire.

Edwin died at Hulme, Lancashire [8th August 1894]

Smith, EdwinRef 41-210
[1865-1???] Son of John Smith, cooper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer of Halifax [1888] / a thick wire drawer [1891] / a copper strip and tape wire drawer [1901].

In 1888, he married Harriet Rebecca Bonner [1865-1???] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Harriet Rebecca, of Salterhebble, was born in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, the daughter of William Bonner, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Maurice [b 1891] who was a general clerk [1911]
  2. Arthur [b 1892] who was an apprentice fitter [1911]
  3. Louis
  4. Eda / Ada [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 7 Dam Head, Northowram [1891]
  • 8 Lower Royd, Northowram [1901]
  • 14 Near Royd, Ovenden [1911, 1917]

Smith, EdwinRef 41-138
[1881-1917] Son of Isaac Smith.

Born in Warley.

He was a stone quarryman [1901] / a driver for Halifax Corporation Tramways [1901].

In 1905, he married Mary Pyper [1880-19??]


Mary was born in Ipswich, Suffolk.

She was living in Halifax [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 47 Peel Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 3 Ryburn Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was invalided home with trenchfeet [June 1917] and returned to his unit [September 1917].

He died of gunshot wounds to the chest [27th November 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII A 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, ElijahRef 41-31
[1803-1864] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1780-1839].

Children:

  1. William [1834-1866]
  2. Francis [1838-1860] who was buried at Bento Church, Northumberland

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

Smith, ElizabethRef 41-578
[1727-1???] Daughter of John Smith. She and her sister, Catherine, inherited Scout Halls.

She married Robert Ramsden.

In 1776, she inherited Scout Halls.

In 1805, she and her son, Robert, conveyed the Scout Hall estate to the tenant, Joseph Clarke, for £4,000

Smith, ElyRef 41-253
[1760-1834]

He married Hannah [1764-1825].

Children:

  1. Charles [1804-11th February 1831]
  2. Joshua [1805-3rd February 1818] who died aged 12 years & 6 months /

The family lived at Greetland.

Hannah died 17th October 1825.

Ely died 13th June 1834 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C5] with great-granddaughter Annie Stott [1855-1858]

Smith, ElyRef 41-16
[1796-1855] He was overseer of the poor for Norland / a clothier [1834, 1841] / a woollen cloth manufacturer [1851] / a farmer.

On 27th September 1828, he married Elizabeth Ingham [1806-1851] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth came from Norland
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. John

Elizabeth died between 1841 & 1851.

The family lived at

  • Green Head, Norland [1841, 1851]
  • 2 Nook, Sowerby [1861]

In 1854, he – along with James Wainhouse and Edmund Hallawell – were sued for £43 12/- by William Eagle Bott, a civil engineer, for services rendered to the town of Norland for which Hellawell, as surveyor, and Wainhouse and Ely, as overseers, were liable. They were sent to York Castle, as insolvent debtors, where Ely died [1855]$3

Smith, ElyRef 41-258
[1807-1880] Son of Ann & John Smith.

Born in Greetland [4th May 1807].

Baptised at Greetland Methodist Church [31st May 1807].

He was a farmer & weaver [1861] / a woollen weaver [1871].

He married Ann [1802-1846].

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [1836-25th October 1871] who married [Halifax Q4/1866] Ephraim Hayes
  2. Esther who died 19th July 1838 (aged 9 months) 
  3. John [b 1842] who was a slubber at woollen factory [1861] who married [Halifax Q4/1866] Elizabeth Hill
  4. Dan [b 1846] who was a machine tenter [1861]
  5. Nanny Jane [b 1851] who was a woollen weaver [1871]

The family lived at

  • Brandy Hole, Greetland [1861]
  • Greetland [1871]

Ann died 26th November 1846 (aged 44).

He married Elizabeth [1821-1854].

Elizabeth died 19th October 1854 (aged 33).

Ely died 19th September 1880 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M1]

Smith, EphraimRef 41-1421
[182?-1866] A carpet weaver at John Crossley's.

On 2nd May 1852, he married Sarah Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah had been an inmate at Wakefield Lunatic Asylum for 2 years
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1853]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1856]
  3. Emma [b 1861]

The family lived in a single room in a 3-storey building at Lee Bank, Halifax. The room had previously been used as a Wesleyan Sunday School.

On 30th June 1866, William Henry returned from Halifax Fair to find his family dead. Ephraim had killed his daughter Emma by suffocation, and Elizabeth by cutting her throat. Ephraim then committed suicide. He was described as a steady, honest man. The motive for the crime was unknown.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Smith, EphraimRef 41-112
[1894-1916] Son of Jonas Smith.

He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden / a worsted presser [1911] / an attendant at Menston Asylum / a member of Halifax Harriers / a cross-country champion.

An obituary in the Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] says that he was


a good runner, and one of the best which this locality has produced in recent years. He joined the Halifax Harriers in 1909
 

and lists his running successes.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Mary Bailey in Wharfedale.

They lived at 10 Tentercroft, Baildon, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by shellfire [20th September 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at Peake Wood Cemetery, Fricourt, France [Grave Ref C 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Roll of Honour at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden, on the Memorial at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.

His brother Arthur also died in the War

Smith, EricRef 41-71
[1919-1944] Son of Arthur James Smith of Mytholmroyd.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He married Joan Mary.

They lived at Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 5th October 1944 (aged 25).

He was buried at Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh [Grave Ref 4 D 15].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Smith, ErnestRef 41-221
[1882-1917] Son of David Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet planner [1901] / a canvasser [lodging in Hull 1911] / a commercial traveller.

He lived with his sister Gertrude Thompson at 4 (or 7) Wentworth Terrace, Pellon Lane.

During World War I, he enlisted in Bristol under the Derby Scheme with the 30th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, then served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 24th August 1917 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108-111], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [6th October 1917]

Smith, ErnestRef 41-178
[1889-1917] Son of David Smith.

Born in Hove Edge.

He was a warehouse man (cotton spinning) [1911] / employed at Bower's Mill, Barkisland.

During World War I, he enlisted [15th November 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died of gas poisoning in the 10th General Hospital, Rouen [2nd December 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P V C 1A].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial.

His brother Stanley also died in the War, 5 days earlier

Smith, ErnestRef 41-238
[1893-1917] Son of John Benjamin Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of the St John Ambulance Brigade / a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / employed at Greetland Dyeworks.

He lived with his family at 13 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green.

During World War I, he enlisted [13th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Bourem Wood [27th November 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th January 1918].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], on the Memorial at Victoria Baths, Elland, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Smith, ErnestRef 41-180
[1894-1917] Son of George Smith.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax / a brick maker [1911] / employed by Parkinson & Spencer, Holmfield.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th January 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st RM Bn RN Div Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [24th May 1917] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th June 1917].

He was buried at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, France [Grave Ref I F 2].

He is remembered on Queensbury War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church. His brothers Edwin & Willie also served: one was wounded and hospitalised in the UK; the other was ill with fever and hospitalised in France

Smith, Ernest FarrarRef 41-3161
[1876-1944] Son of Ann (née Farrar) & Edwin Rainforth Smith.

Born in Follyfoot, Knaresborough.

He was a butcher's clerk [1901] / landlord of the Royal Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1902, 1905].

On 27th December 1903, he was found in a drunk and staggering condition in West Street, Sowerby Bridge. With conflicting evidence from the police and other witnesses, the case was dismissed at Halifax West Riding Court House.

On 4th October 1899, he married Emily Firth [1878-1935] at St Andrew's Church, Bradford.


Emily came from Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1900]

They lived at Bradford [1901].

The couple died in Blackpool

Smith, Ernest HirstRef 41-222
[1898-1919] Of 6 Brickfield Grove, Holmfield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He died in Cologne of pneumonia [12th April 1919] (aged 21).

He was buried at Euskirchen.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev Ezekiel HarryRef 41-880
[1879-1934] Son of Maria & Robert Smith, a shoe maker from Lincolnshire.

Born in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

He was curate at Huddersfield before becoming Vicar of Ripponden [1924-1934] and Vicar of Illingworth [1934]

In 1925, he revived the Ripponden rush-bearing ceremony.

In 1909, he married Ann Cornes [1892-1933] in Bolton.


Ann was born in Derby
 

Children:

  1. Mary Margaret [1910-1989] who married [September 1937] Rev Richard Knyvet Wimbush [1909-1994] of Oxford

Ann died at Ripponden Vicarage [10th September 1933].

Ezekiel died suddenly whilst he was Vicar of Illingworth [23rd November 1934].

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,016 15/7d. to daughter Mary Margaret

Smith, Father DavidRef 41-1189
[19??-19??] Priest at St Alban's Catholic Church, Halifax [195?], St Mary's Church, Gibbet Street [195?], and Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy, Ovenden [1966]

Smith, FoxeyRef 41-3603
[1783-1845] Of Brock Well Gate, Sowerby.

He married Nancy [1753-1826].

Children:

  1. Hannah Williamson [1783-1845]

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, Rev FrancisRef 41-2309
[18??-18??] Baptist minister at 1 Hanover Street, Halifax [1845]

Smith, FrankRef 41-172
[1889-1916] He was educated at Oaks Council School / a weaver.

He married Unknown.

They lived at Weatherhill Road, Ainley Top.

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

He died 12th July 1916 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Smith, FrankRef 41-3135
[1892-1921] Son of James Smith.

Born 24th December 1892.

Of Alma Street, Halifax.

He was a pupil at Akroyd Place School / a mechanic apprentice [1911] / an apprentice at J. Sagar & Company Limited. before joining the Navy as an engineer.

On 17th December 1915, he married Edith Ellen Skipper [1892-1976] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edith Ellen, of Lock Street, Caddy Field, was the daughter of John Skipper, brick setter
 

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1916]

They lived at Lock Street, Caddy Field, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal Air Force.

His brother John died in World War I.

On 24th August 1921, Frank was one of 46 British and American servicemen who were killed when Airship R38 exploded and crashed into the River Humber. Fellow crew-member Harry Bateman survived.

Frank was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [F B 13]

Smith, FrankRef 41-115
[1901-1995] Son of Sam Smith.

Born 19th March 1901.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax & Sunday School / scoutmaster of the 32nd Halifax troop / one of the founders of the 48th Halifax Scout Group (with Harry Culpan) / a baritone singer, trained by Arthur Hinchcliffe / a teacher of singing and (possibly) piano lessons [before World War II] / an insurance agent for Liverpool Victoria and Commercial Union.

He made several broadcasts with the BBC, but, on account of his being a conscientious objector during World War II, he was banned from further broadcasts. This made life hard for the family.

On 4th August 1928, he married Lilian Nichol at King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax.


Lilian was the daughter of John Nicholl.

Lilian's mother, Ellen, died the same day

 

Children:

  1. Alan [b 1930]
  2. Barbara [b 1939]

They lived at 13 Clover Hill Terrace, Halifax

Smith, FredRef 41-43
[1???-1???] Born in Halifax.

On 28th April 1888, he married Sarah Riley in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Job Riley
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1890]
  2. Wallace [b 1892]
  3. Annie Irene [b 1900]
  4. Lilian [b 1904]
  5. Fred [b 1906]
  6. Walter [b 1908]

Smith, FredRef 41-1803
[18??-19??] Of Smith & Simpson [1905]

Smith, FredRef 41-740
[18??-1905] Partner in Smith, Barker & Willson Limited

Smith, FredRef 41-130
[18??-1916] Born in Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [12th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B]

Smith, FredRef 41-2362
[1842-18??] Son of Grace (née Beaumont) & John Smith.

Born in Rastrick [13th January 1842].

He was a publisher [1875] / a book keeper [1901].

He compiled:

  • Smith's Directory of Bradford [1872]
  • Smith's Directory of Halifax [1874]
  • Smith's Directory of Wakefield [1875]
  • Smith's Directory of Dewsbury and Batley [1876]

He lived at

  • Tops Grove, Rastrick [1874]
  • Blacker Road, Huddersfield [1901]

Smith, FredRef 41-93
[1864-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a shuttle maker (employer) [1901] / a shuttle maker (cotton looms) [1911]

He lived with, but never married, Ellen [1867-1???].


Ellen was born in Charteris, Cambridgeshire.

She had married a James Shaw but they parted.

Ellen & James had one child:

  1. Lily [born in Nelson, Lancashire 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]

Ellen was a midwife [1911]

 

Children:

  1. George Smith Shaw [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Gertrude Smith Shaw [b 1896]
  3. Fred
  4. Willie Smith Shaw [b 1901]

All the children's births were registered as Smith Shaw in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 8 Knotts Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 47 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]

Fred was listed as head of the household [1901], and as boarder with Ellen head of the household [1911]

Smith, FredRef 41-215
[1873-1???] Son of John Smith, brush manufacturer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker of 18 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1892] / an agent for ironmonger & brass merchant [1901] / a commercial traveller furniture [1911].

In 1892, he married Harriet Heaton at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Manchester, the daughter of
John Heaton
 


Harriet's sister Ellen Heaton was a witness
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1894]
  2. Fred
  3. Jack [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 115 Haley Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 46 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were Harriet's sisters Ada Heaton [b 1873] (knitter hosiery) & Alice Heaton [b 1875] (knitter hosiery) and nephew George Heaton [b 1888] (errand boy worsted coating) .

Living with them [in 1911] were Harriet's sister Ellen Heaton [b 1869] (cotton winder) and nephew George Heaton [b 1888] (loom tuner) 

Smith, FredRef 41-75
[1892-1918] Son of John Smith.

Born in Sowerby [28th September 1892].

He was secretary of Triangle Wesleyan Methodist Church / a joiner's apprentice with William Morris [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [3rd January 1916], and served as a Sapper with the 3rd West Riding Field Company Royal Engineers.

He went to France [October 1916].

He was killed in action [17th May 1918] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th June 1918].

He was buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XVI D 12].

He is remembered on Norland War Memorial

Smith, FredRef 41-125
[1894-1918] Son of Charles Smith

Born in Upper Edge, Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref II D 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Upper Edge Baptist Church

Smith, FredRef 41-127
[1897-1917] Son of Fred Smith.

He was a member of the Sunday School of St Mary's Church, Halifax / educated at Holy Trinity School / a milliner's errand boy [1911] / employed at Fishers' Drapery Establishment in Southgate, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with A Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [February 1917] and was captured by the Germans [April 1917].

He died as a POW at St Clothilde, Douai [6th May 1917] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

He was buried at Douai Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref H 25].

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

Smith, FredRef 41-57
[1898-1915] Birth registered in Todmorden as Fred Smith Shaw.

Son of Fred Smith and Ellen Shaw.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 25th July 1915 (aged 16).

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref F 111].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, FredRef 41-69
[1898-1917] Son of William Smith

Born in Copley.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade at Skircoat Green United Methodist Free Chapel / a bobbin setter (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

He lived at 85 Railway Terrace, Copley.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and served as a Private with the 207th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [25th September 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref LI E 2], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

Smith, Fred ArthurRef 41-25
[1863-19??] Son of Samuel Smith, gentleman.

He was a carpet designer of Belmont Place, Halifax [1897] / a carpet designer [1911].

In 1897, he married Agnes Smith at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Agnes was the daughter of
John Smith
 

They lived at 74 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were Agnes's widowed mother Lavinia and sister Ethel

Smith, Rev FrederickRef 41-1206
[1823-1874] Born in Doncaster.

He was Perpetual Curate at St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf [1857, 1861] / a member of the Shelf Board of Guardians [1869].

On 27th April 1859, he married Lucy Bottomley [1832-1860] at St Michael & All Angels, Shelf


Lucy was the daughter of Moses Bottomley
 

Children:

  1. Lucius Frederick Moses Bottomley (Smith)

Lucy died in childbirth [1860]

Living with them [in 1871] was his mother Ann Smith [b 1791] (house keeper).

Frederick died in Shelf [16th December 1874].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

The will was proved by Moses Bottomley and William Edward Shirley of Doncaster

Smith, FrederickRef 41-271
[1824-1868] Son of Thomas Smith.

He learned the wire-making trade whilst working as Manager at Royston's.

On 1st September 1853, he married Mary Abel at Kintore, Scotland.

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. son
  3. son

He invented and patented a continuous wire drawing machine.

In 1859, he started his own business – Frederick Smith & Company – in premises on Charlestown Road and named them Caledonia Wire Mills, with a thistle as the firm's emblem – in his wife's honour.

In 1864, he went into partnership with his brother Matthew.

He was a town Councillor for the North Ward.

He lived at Rhodes Street, Halifax.

He died suddenly at home

Smith, FrederickRef 41-2621
[1849-1914] Son of Matthew Smith.

Born in Birmingham.

He was a wire manufacturer master [1881] / a wire manufacturer [1891] / a wire manufacturer iron, steel & copper [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1911].

In April 1887, John Wood and Frederick Smith filed a patent for

improved machinery for straightening and cutting steel wire

He was a strict Nonconformist.

He was a lover of the arts. He published a book of verse.

He had a large collection of violins. He commissioned a painting of Stradivarius in his Studio from John Seymour Lucas.

In 1875, he married Frances (Fanny) Holroyd [1853-1912] from Halifax, niece of Thomas Holroyd, at King's Norton.

Children:

  1. Hilda May/Mary [b 1876]
  2. Arthur Noel
  3. Matthew
  4. Harold Frederick
  5. Phyllis Marjorie [b 1887]
  6. Maurice Stevenson [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • 30 Elmfield Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • Heathfield House, Skircoat [1891]
  • Dunham Lawn, Altrincham, Dunham Massey, Cheshire [1901, 1911]

Smith, FrederickRef 41-185
[1864-1???]

He married Mary Ann [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Herbert John
  2. Wilfred

The family lived at

  • Greystones Farm, Eastwood
  • 4 Cornfield Street, Todmorden

Sons Herbert John & Wilfred died in World War I

Smith, FrederickRef 41-128
[1910-1943]

He married Annie.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Guardsman with the 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He died 6th December 1943 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Cassino Memorial, Italy [Grave Ref 3]

Smith, Frederick JamesRef 41-2464
[1874-19??] Born at Ribble Head, North Yorkshire.

He was an electric tramway plate-layer for Halifax Corporation / one of the first people in Halifax to own a car.

He married Annie Eliza Hardwick.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Joseph
  3. Fred
  4. Amy
  5. Edith
  6. Ethel
  7. Alice

He lived at Oxford Terrace, St James's Road [1921].

His great-granddaughter, Suzan Hargreaves, writes

He was one of the first people to go under Halifax. I am not sure how, but it might have been via caves at The Rocks

Smith, G.Ref 41-160
[1???-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Smith, G.Ref 41-21
[18??-1???] Partner in G. & A. Smith

Smith, G. A.Ref 41-129
[18??-1917]

He married A. M. Leigh.

They lived at 22 Glen Terrace, Hipperholme.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 25th April 1917.

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref III H 22]

Smith, G. F.Ref 41-2979
[18??-1???] Engineer and machine tool maker. Recorded in 1881 at West Parade Iron Works, Halifax. He had a showroom at 4 Horton Street

Smith, GeoffreyRef 41-140
[1925-1943] Son of Elsie & Henry Smith of Halifax.

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

He died 15th May 1943 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia [Grave Ref 18]

Smith, GeorgeRef 41-1139
[16??-1733] Curate at Luddenden [1722] and Vicar of Elland [1733]

Smith, GeorgeRef 41-2949
[1843-1869] Of Halifax.

In 1864, he married Emma Town [1841-1865] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret Ann [1865-1870]

There is a memorial to the members of the family in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2342]

Smith, GeorgeRef 41-3502
[1934-] MBE.

Born in Halifax. He was educated at the Quaker foundation of Ackworth, near Pontefract.

He is well-known as an horticulturalist and florist.

He was awarded the MBE in 2004.

He lives [2011] at Heslington, York

Smith, George AlexanderRef 41-107
[1884-1914] Son of Lewis Smith.

Born in Lancaster.

He was a bakehouse labourer [1901] / a dyehouse labourer [1911].

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

He died 16th September 1914 (aged 30).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [F C 59].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

His brother Edgar also died in the War

Smith, George BarnettRef 41-1645
[1841-1909] Son of Mary & Titus Smith.

Born in Ovenden [17th May 1841].

He was educated at the Halifax British School.

He wrote for the local newspapers.

He went to live in London and wrote for The Globe, The Echo, and The Times.

His writings included

  • Poets & Novelists [1875]

  • Biographies of Shelley [1877], Queen Victoria & many other people

  • Illustrated British Ballads [1881]

  • Articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica

  • Contributions to The Dictionary of National Biography

He also produced many etchings.

He married (1) Annie Hodson [1???-1868].

In 1871, he married (2) Julia Timmis.

He died in Bournemouth [2nd January 1909] (aged 57) 

Smith, George CropperRef 41-3572
[18??-18??] On 22nd March 1842, he pleaded guilty to burglary at Halifax. He was transported for 10 years

Smith, George HenryRef 41-S337
[1846-1931] JP.

Aka George Henry Fisher-Smith.

Son of Matthew Smith.

See George Henry Smith Additional Information and Halifax Cenotaph

Smith, George HenryRef 41-91
[1855-19??] Son of Gabriel Smith, brick maker.

Born in Fixby.

He was a brick maker of Fixby [1879] / a brick maker [1881, 1891] / a brickyard labourer [1901] / a brick maker [1911] / (probably) employed by David Sharratt & Sons.

In 1879, he married Sarah Brook [1854-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Elland, the daughter of Benjamin Brook, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Herbert
  2. Lilian [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Benjamin [b 1886] who was a woollen worker [1901], a fettler [1911]
  4. Henry [b 1890] who was a dairyman [1911]

The family lived at

  • 1 Ainley Top, Elland [1881]
  • Ainley Top, Elland [1891]
  • Storth View, Elland [1901]
  • Storth View, Ainleys, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were brothers-in-law David Brook [b  1850] (coal miner), and Benjamin Brook [b 1857] (coal miner) 

Smith, George HowardRef 41-604
[1908-1993] Son of George Percival Smith.

He was Director of Frederick Smith & Company [1949] / Mayor of Halifax [1971-1972].

He wrote a history of the Smith family.

He married Margaret. Children:

  1. Roger [b 1946]
  2. Meriel [b 1950]

The family lived at Smithfield House, Hipperholme.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, George MethuenRef 41-96
[1900-1980] Son of Arthur Smith.

Born at Belmont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [13th March 1900].

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [22nd April 1900].

The Halifax Courier [5th August 1916] described him as


the youngest local man to serve in the Great War - see Horace Hanson & James White
 

During World War I, he enlisted at the age of 14 [3rd September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was in France from March 1915 until February 1916. He went through the Battle of Hill 60 [April/May 1915].

After he had served for 20 months, his mother told the army his age and he was discharged [7th June 1916] for having lied about his age on enlistment

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [5th August 1916]

Smith, George MullinsRef 41-202
[1865-19??] Born in Bristol, Somerset.

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

In 1892, he married Catherine Callaghan [1864-1???] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, the daughter of
Mr Callaghan
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1893] who was a weaver of voiles [1911]
  2. Ernest
  3. Edwin [b 1896] who was a jobber boy in drawing department [1911]
  4. Willie [b 1898] who was a doffer in spinning room [1911]

The family lived at

  • 26 Beggarington Lane, Queensbury, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Dolphin Terrace, Ambler Thorn [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were Catherine's unmarried sisters Ellen Callaghan [b 1858] (comber of alpaca and mohair)  [1911] & Mary Callaghan [b 1868] (weaver of alpaca and mohair)  [1911]

Smith, George PercivalRef 41-1270
[1877-1952] Son of George Henry Smith.

He was Manager, Director and Chairman of Frederick Smith & Company [1949].

He married (1) Kate Helena.

In 1906, he married (2) Gertrude Clay [1872-1938].


Gertrude came from Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. George Howard

The family lived at

He & Gertrude were buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, Rev George SamuelRef 41-1613
[18??-19??] Born in Lowestoft.

He trained at Airedale College before becoming Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1876].

In 1885, on account of family bereavement, he moved to Gosport.

Five years later, he returned to the district to become Minister at West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge [1890, 1905].

He was a member of the Committee of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Continuation Schools [1896].

He was an advocate for a Free Library in Sowerby Bridge.

He resigned [13th May 1906] to become Secretary of the Bradford Free Church Council.

In [Q2] 1876, he married Agnes Moffat [1855-19??] from Ipswich, in Ipswich.

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1879] who was a music teacher [1901, 1911]
  2. Stanley George [b 1885] who was a shorthand writer & typist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 9 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1881]
  • The Manse, 27 Tuel Lane, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Congregational Manse, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 227 Lindum Terrace, Bradford [1911]

Smith, George VincentRef 41-213
[1888-1917] Son of William Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Sunday School at Square Chapel, Halifax / an errand boy [1901] / an assistant florist with Mansley, florists for 10 years [1911] / employed by Thomas Smith, ironmongers of Broad Street, Halifax.

On 5th June 1911, he married Hannah Beatrice Evers [1884-19??].


Hannah Beatrice, of King Cross Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Edward Evers, moulder
 

The family lived at

  • 20 Launceston Street, Hanson Lane. Halifax
  • 1 Derby Street, Hulme, Manchester [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [December 1916], then served as a Private / Rifleman with the 1st/5th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

His brothers Stanley, Wilfred & Clifford also served.

George Vincent was killed in action [31st July 1917] (aged 29).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4 & 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Smith, George WilliamRef 41-88
[1859-1???] Son of William Smith.

In [Q2] 1885, he married Emma Murgatroyd.


Emma was the daughter of
John Murgatroyd
 

Smith, GilesRef 41-104
[1854-19??] Born in Cronton, Lancashire.

He was a tool maker [1901] / a grinder in tool shop [1911].

In [Q4] 1882, he married Agnes Stewart Gardiner [1862-19??] in Prescot, Lancashire.


Agnes was born in Mary Hill, Glasgow
 

Children:

  1. John G [b 1884] who was a tool maker (apprentice) [1901]
  2. Giles [b 1887] who was a carter for carrier [1911]
  3. Mary [b 1890] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  4. Daniel
  5. Joseph [b 1897] who was an errand boy to butcher [1911]
  6. Agnes Stewart [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 106 Farnsworth Street, Widnes, Prescot, Lancashire [1901]
  • 27 Ripon Terrace, Akroydon, Halifax [1911]

Smith, Dr H.Ref 41-216
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Smith, H.Ref 41-144
[1886-1917] Son of A. & D. R. Smith of Southowram.

He married Elizabeth.

They lived at 5 Whinney Field, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 8th June 1917 (aged 31).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XV J 8A]

Smith, H.Ref 41-141
[1891-1918] Son of Sarah Jane & George Smith of 91 Lower Wortley Road, Leeds.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 28th September 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref 6]

Smith, H. GeorgeRef 41-8
[18??-19??] In 1912, he married Ethel Cliffe [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Horace
  2. Alwyn [1921-1925]

Both boys drowned 11th April 1925

Smith, HaroldRef 41-53
[1881-1929] Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist [1909].

On 25th August 1909, he married Martha Ann Brear at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Martha Ann was the daughter of
Harry Randal Brear
 

Children:

  1. Joseph R. [b 1912]

Smith, Harold FredericRef 41-1292
[18??-1966] He lived at The Grange, Lightcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hilda Mary who married Joseph Thorp Waite
  2. a daughter

Smith, Harold FrederickRef 41-2388
[1882-19??] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a clerk to a wire manufacturer [1901] / a Director of Frederick Smith & Company.

He lived at Woodgarth, Knutsford, Cheshire

Smith, HarryRef 41-52
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax

He was a carpet weaver [1894].

Around 1894, the marriage between Henry Beaumont and his wife Maria broke down and Maria and the children came to live with Harry

Children:

  1. Fred Smith Beaumont [b 1897]
  2. Albert Smith Beaumont [b 1900]

After the 1901 census, Henry, Maria, Harry and the 5 children disappeared from the records

Smith, HarryRef 41-189
[1881-1917] Son of William Smith.

He was a member of Square Congregational Church, Halifax & Brotherhood / a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed by Crossley's.

He lived at 23 Woodhead Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1917], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action in France [9th June 1917] (aged 36).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [14th July 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Smith, HarryRef 41-145
[1883-1917] Born in Durrow, County Laois, Ireland.

In [Q3] 1916, he married Lily Baker in Halifax.


Lily was the daughter of
Arthur Baker
 

They lived at 37 Taylor's Court, Pellon Lane [1917].

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was in a reserved occupation with Oates & Green Limited, but he left to work as a driver with Halifax Corporation, and he was called-up [May 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 36th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of wounds in No.30 Casualty Clearing Station [3rd May 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II F 27].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial His brothers-in-law William Henry Baker & Kalita Dixon also died in the War.

In [Q4] 1917, Lily married (2) Patrick O'Brien in Halifax.

They lived at 9 Chapel Place, Pellon Lane, Halifax

Smith, HarryRef 41-194
[1885-1918] MM.

Son of Charles Smith.

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

He was awarded the Military Medal


for gallantry & devotion to duty in the field, during the attack on Marcoing [30th December 1917], when he and others held a position, which was being stormed by the enemy, until reinforcements arrived
 

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 33).

He was buried at Flesquières Hill British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V B 12].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Smith, HarryRef 41-191
[1891-1918] He was a grocer with his father.

He lived at 31 Orange Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1915] with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and then served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [28th September 1918] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, HarryRef 41-44
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of James Smith.

He was a student [1911] / a teacher at West End Congregational Sunday School, Sowerby Bridge / a billposter / a Territorial.

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

He was wounded twice.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917] for


gallantry on the field between 3rd & 10th August 1917
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [22nd September 1917].

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Memorial at West End Congregational School, Sowerby Bridge

Smith, HarryRef 41-66
[1897-1916] Son of James & Fanny Smith of 243 Halifax Road, Todmorden.

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

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 1 C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Harry ChristopherRef 41-146
[1897-1917] Son of Serena & Fred Smith of 148 Dudwell Drive, Halifax.

He was a member of the Choir of All Souls' Church, Halifax / educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1914] / a pupil-teacher at Akroyd Place School / educated at Borough Road, Training College, London.

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

He died of pneumonia in Egypt [20th October 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref D 197].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers', on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, Harry OwenRef 41-200
[1878-1917] Son of Mary & William Smith of 7 Stanley Street, Atherton, Manchester.

Born in Stubbins.

He was employed by Harrison & Singleton.

He lived at 2 Prescott Street, Halifax.

He emigrated to Australia [1910].

During World War I, he enlisted in Brisbane, and served as a Private with the 26th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He served in the Dardanelles.

He was killed in action in France [26th March 1917] (aged 39).

He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial His brother Herbert served in the Dardanelles with the South Wales Borderers

Smith, HartleyRef 41-139
[1852-19??] Son of Hartley Smith, cordwainer.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1881, he married Grace Greenwood [1861-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Greenwood, twiner
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1881] who was a fustian machinist [1891], a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  2. Sarah [b 1883] who was a fustian machinist [1891], a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  3. Harry [b 1888] who was a fustian presser [1891], a cotton weaver [1911], and who served in the Ordinance Corps [WW1]
  4. Bertha [b 1890] who was a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  5. Herbert [1892] who was a clerk [1911], and served in the R. A. M. C. [WW1]
  6. Willie
  7. Clement [b 1901]
  8. Robert [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • Back Lane, Heptonstall [1881]
  • Crown Point, Heptonstall [1891, 1901]
  • 35 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Smith, HenryRef 41-1742
[18??-1???] In 1870, he set up in business as a decorator in Brighouse. In 1891, C. A. Quarmby bought the business

Smith, HenryRef 41-76
[1845-19??] Son of James Smith, mason.

Born in Thornton.

He was a pot maker of Thornton [1872] / a potter [1881] / a general labourer [1891] / a labourer coal yard [1901].

In 1872 Emma Sheard at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma was born in Ovenden, the daughter of
Charles Sheard
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1874] who was a boiler maker [1891]
  2. Herbert [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  3. Hannah [b 1879] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. William
  5. Fanny [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  6. Albert [b 1889] who was a bobbin setter [1901]

The family lived at

  • 19 Mason Green, Ovenden [1881]
  • 14 Mason Green, Ovenden, Halifax [1891]
  • 67 Park Street, Halifax [1901]

Smith, HenryRef 41-40
[1880-1940] Son of Thomas Smith.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cricketer.

In 1902, he played for Walsden and hit the club record 166 not out against Milnrow.

In 1915, he scored 205 hits against Moorside; this is still an amateur record for the Central Lancashire League.

In 1933, he married Ellen Hirst

He died in Todmorden in 1940

Smith, Henry CliffordRef 41-2386
[1884-1969] Son of George Henry Smith.

He was educated at Giggleswick School.

In 1949, he was a Director of Frederick Smith & Company, of Allen & Son [Halifax] Limited, and of the Halifax Concert & Public Rooms Company Limited

In 1913, he married Isabel Kathleen Allen from Halifax. Children:

  1. Peter Allen
  2. Anthony Farrar [b 1919]

The family lived at The Sycamores, Sowerby Bridge [1969].

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, HerbertRef 41-92
[1881-1916] MM, DCM.

Son of Smith George Henry

He was a brick yard labourer [1901] / a brick burner [1911] / employed by David Sharratt & Sons / a pigeon fancier, kept pigeons and won prizes in pigeon racing.

During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914, and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [27th August 1915].

He was awarded the Military Medal because


he has done invaluable work in charge of the Brigade Pigeon supply. On June 7th, during an attack on Hill 60, he was detailed to carry pigeons forward to the rear of the attacking line of the Brigade forward post. Though the rest of the Brigade were scattered or became casualties, he reached his objective, and waited there alone with his pigeons for over an hour under heavy shell fire. Finding no one arrived, Pte. Smith returned through the barrage and reported to headquarters. He has on previous occasions shown coolness under fire.

At Contalmaison, on July 10 1916, by his means the first news of the captivity of the village was sent off, and again at Le Sous, on October 7 1916, he did very commendable work

 

He was recommended for the DCM for


getting carrier pigeons to a village recently taken from the Germans, while under bombardment
 


Question: Does anyone know whether he actually received the DCM?

 

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [22nd July 1916]. He survived the War – though he had a narrow escape [10th July 1916] when a bullet went through the front of his cap

Smith, HerbertRef 41-197
[1886-1917] Son of David Richard Smith.

He was a cabinet maker [1901] / a cabinet maker of 81 Southowram Bank [1910] / a cabinet maker [1911] / a cabinet maker with Marshall Haley.

In [Q2] 1910, he married Elizabeth Hunter [1880-19??] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


Elizabeth, of 5 Whinney Field, Halifax, was born in Snainton, near Pickering, the daughter of William Henry Hunter, coachman
 

The family lived at

  • 14 Higgin Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • Whinney Field, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was a member of the regimental band.

He died of wounds [8th June 1917] (aged 31).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd June 1917].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XV J 8A].

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

Smith, HerbertRef 41-3540
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1927]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Smith, Herbert ElliottRef 41-3608
[1872-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Lord Raglan, Halifax [1905, 1908] / landlord of the Brown Cow, Halifax [1908, 1911, 1917].

On 1st August 1897, he married Janet Stansfield from Elland, at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1906]
  2. Jack [b 1907]

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [26th October 1940]

Smith, Herbert JohnRef 41-147
[1882-1917] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a weaver at Higher Eastwood Shed.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], on Blackshawhead War Memorial, and at St James's Church, Hebden Bridge.

His brother Wilfred also died in the War

Smith, HoraceRef 41-3610
[1913-1925] Son of George H. Smith.

The British Carnegie Hero Fund Trust erected a memorial in Christ Church, Pellon recognising his heroism in endeavouring to save the life of his 3-year-old brother Alwyn. Both boys drowned 11th April 1925

Smith, Horace Dawson VincentRef 41-164
[1880-1917]

In [Q2] 1904, he married Amelia Pollard in Pateley Bridge.

They lived at 4 Chisley Hall, Wadsworth.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport.

He died 2nd November 1917 (aged 37).

He was buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref 1258].

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Smith, Horace MelvilleRef 41-3336
[1839-1915] Son of Rev Charles George W. Smith.

Born in Everton, Lancashire [27th October 1839].

His sister Emily Anne married John Bailey Holroyde.

He was a solicitor [1871] / a solicitor/notary public [1881] / a solicitor [1891].

On 29th March 1898, a newspaper announced

BANKRUPTCY NOTICE H. Melville Smith of 105, Euston Road, London, late of Halifax. Debtor stated that he commenced practice at Ward's End, Halifax with Mr J. B. Holroyde under the firm of Holroyde & Smith which lasted until 1884 when he was adjudged Bankrupt with debts of £1,773. He went to Spain and subsequently his discharge was refused.

Going to London, he entered the employ of a relative, Frank Bradley, as managing clerk.

Bradley failed and was struck off the roll in 1896 and he then started to practice on his own account. He failed in November [1897]

On 7th February 1877, he married Henrietta Ellen (Hetty) Bradley [1851-1887] at Pontefract.


Henrietta Ellen was the daughter of Eliza & George Bradley of Acton Hall
 

They lived at

Smith, IsaacRef 41-412
[17??-18??] Licensee of the Waggoner's Inn, Northgate.

He married Sarah Rideal.


Hannah was the daughter of David Rideal
 

Children:

  1. Isaac [1830-1885] who died in Windsor
  2. Joseph Rideal

In 1845, the family left Halifax to live in London. In 1856, the family left London to farm on the Duke of Bedford's estate. In 18??, they farmed in Essex

Smith, Rev IsaacRef 41-1658
[1701-1741] Son of Rev Matthew Smith.

Unlike his father and brother, John, he conformed.

He became vicar of Haworth.

He wrote 2 pamphlets:

  • The traditions of the Church no way destructive of Religion. A Sermon Preached at Bingley Church on Sunday, September 12th 1731, by Isaac Smith Minister of Haworth which was printed in London by Jeremiah Batley [1731]
  • A Letter to the people of Haworth Parish which was
    occasioned by his late suspension

    and printed in London [1739]

Around 1739, he upset the authorities by marrying couples from outside the chapelry. He was also admonished for blessing couples who had undertaken Lancashire Clog Weddings.

He was buried at Haworth

Smith, IsaacRef 41-247
[1856-1???] Son of Esau Smith, paper maker.

Born in Warley.

He was an engine tenter of Wainstalls, Warley [1881] / a stoker at worsted mill [1891, 1901].

On 4th June 1881, he married Mary Ann Robertshaw [1860-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Barnsley, the daughter of William Robertshaw, collier
 

Children:

  1. Edwin
  2. Mary Agnes [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Esau [b 1890]
  4. Jasper [b 1892]
  5. Alice Adelaide [b 1894]
  6. Walter [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 11 New Mill, Warley, Halifax [1891]
  • 1 New Holme, Warley, Halifax [1901]

Smith, IsaacRef 41-117
[1860-19??] Born in Uffington, Lincolnshire.

He was a railway signal man [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1886, he married Jane Fisher [1861-19??] in Chelsea.


Jane was born in Wokingham, Berkshire
 

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Elsie Elizabeth [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  3. Sidney Fisher
  4. Grace Dorothy [b 1893] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  5. Lucy [b 1896]
  6. Wallace Nelson [b 1898] who was a railway weigh lad [1911]
  7. Squire [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 21 Paddock Grove, Boston, Lincolnshire [1891]
  • 13 Woodhead Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 70 Blackwood Grove, Halifax [1911, 1916]

Smith, IsaacRef 41-116
[1862-1935] Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton dyer's labourer [1911].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Ann Thompson [1863-1929] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Cameron Bridge, Fife
 

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1888] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  2. Duncan
  3. Leonard [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Elsie [b 1899] who was a part school worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Emily Elizabeth [b 1903]
  6. Florence [b 1906]

The family lived at 29 Copley Hall, Terrace, Copley [1911]

Smith, J.Ref 41-1707
[18??-18??] Piece sorter at Halifax.

In December 1869, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, J.Ref 41-1
[18??-19??] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a practical boot and shoe maker at 14 Orange Street, Halifax

Orders punctually attended to.

Repairs neatly executed

Smith, J.Ref 41-173
[19??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Smith, Rev J. B. R. E.Ref 41-1208
[18??-19??] Curate at Cross Stone [1892]

Smith, J. W.Ref 41-153
[18??-19??] Fish merchant at Bull Green, Halifax [1915].

See Smith & Hill

Smith, J. W.Ref 41-123
[1895-1916] Son of G. Smith of Halifax.

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

He died 13th February 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France [Grave Ref II B 8]

Smith, JabezRef 41-262
[1838-1895] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone dresser [1871].

In [Q4] 1856, he married Emma Barraclough [1837-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Great Horton.

After her father's death, her mother Hannah married William Oates

 

Children:

  1. Sam [1857-27th March 1859]
  2. Mary who died 2nd February 1859 (aged 4 months) 
  3. Walter [b 1860] who was a part-timer / cotton factory [1871], & married Ann and had a son Clement who died in infancy
  4. Hannah [b 1863] who was a part-timer / cotton factory [1871]
  5. Tom [b 1866]
  6. Sarah Ann [b 1867] who married Samuel Farrar and had a son Harold [1890] who died in infancy
  7. Charles [b 1870]

The family lived at Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1871].

The children () were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-M10] with Emma's mother Hannah [1816-28th June 1886] widow of William Oates

Smith, JackRef 41-74
[1897-1915] Son of Joe William Smith.

He was a member of Elland Boys' Brigade / a doffer (woollen mill) [1911] / employed by W. & J. E. Crossley at Broad Lee Mills / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with B Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack [20th December 1915].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st January 1916].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV H 9].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Smith, JackRef 41-3656
[1897-1918] Son of Sutcliffe Smith.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment and the with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died at the Battle of Arras [20th March 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], on Brighouse War Memorial, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, JamesRef 41-S3387
[1706-1788] He was a slater [1781].

He married Martha [1701-1781].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Martha [30th December 1781]; James [9th June 1788].

The chest tomb for members of the family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Smith, JamesRef 41-2897
[1793-18??] Ada Hackett died after Smith struck her with his fist. Smith was acquitted on a charge of manslaughter at Nottingham on 8th July 1831

Smith, JamesRef 41-30
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse.

In [Q3] 1857, he married Alice Nutter in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Richard [1858-1859] who died aged 4 months
  2. Martha Eliza [1860] who died aged 5 months
  3. Ephsey [1861-1864] who died aged 3 years and 5 months
  4. Christopher [1862] who died aged 10 days
  5. Florence [1864] who died aged 3 months
  6. James [1868-1870] who died aged 1 year and 6 months
  7. Flora [1869-1870] who died aged 8 months

The children were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Smith, JamesRef 41-4880
[18??-1???] He was a farmer / a butcher / landlord of the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1867, 1874, 1876].

After the death of his father-in-law John Thomas Armitage, James took over at the Thornhill Arms.

In 1864, he married Ellen, daughter of John Thomas Armitage.

Children:

  1. George [1865]
  2. Arthur [b 1869]
  3. John William [b 1870]

Smith, JamesRef 41-6
[18??-1???] Son of Joseph Smith.

In 1850, he married Mary.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1850] who emigrated to New Zealand

Smith, JamesRef 41-647
[18??-1???] Butcher of Midgley.

In 1882, he sold land for the construction of the new Providence Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Midgley

Smith, JamesRef 41-1297
[18??-18??] A blacksmith.

He was a native of Carlisle and moved to Halifax where he had lived for some time.

On 14th February 1857, he confessed to Police Sergeant Thompson at Halifax that

I have come to give myself up. Another man and myself killed the governor of Carlisle gaol about 14 years ago by throwing him over the banisters. I have been uneasy in my conscience many years, and now I am determined to get rid of it

The men had been imprisoned for poaching when the incident took place. Before his confession, Smith had written to his brother in Carlisle that he would return to the neighbourhood if the murder at the gaol had been forgotten. Smith subsequently tried to withdraw or minimise the incident. The matter was pursued by the Police, but the outcome is not known


Question: Do you know what happened to Smith afterwards?

 

Smith, JamesRef 41-1656
[18??-18??] A weaver at Ovenden.

In March 1853, he was charged at Halifax Magistrates' Court with having in his possession a still

such as is used in the manufacture of whisky &c

He pleaded guilty, but claimed he only used it for distilling herbs, and he was not aware that the possession of such an article was unlawful. The magistrates believed his story but were bound to lay the lowest fine of £12 10/- and recommended him to petition the Commissioners of Excise for its remission, and they offered to sign the petition.

Smith, JamesRef 41-3266
[18??-18??] A joiner living at Winding Road Terrace, Halifax.

On 19th April 1856, he was charged with aiding and assisting in the illicit manufacture of spirits. He pleaded not guilty.

The Supervisor of Excise said that he went to Smith's house the previous evening, where he found a still, a still head, worm and condenser, about 10 gallons of wash, 3 gallons of spirits, and 4 tubs partly in use. The house was full of smoke and it appeared as though the process had just been going on. The accused was found in the house.

Smith confessed and said he had been out of work for some time. He'd had the still only 14 days, and was very sorry that he had ever had anything to do with it.

Smith was fined £20 or 3 months' imprisonment in the Wakefield House of Correction.

Smith, JamesRef 41-3548
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Barracks Tavern, Halifax [1855].

Recorded in August 1855, when

the case of James Smith was adjourned until the County Court at the Guildhall, when it was understood that he will be discharged if he produces the will of his wife


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the case?

 

Smith, JamesRef 41-3122
[18??-19??] Ginger beer manufacturer at Cliffe End, Rastrick

Smith, JamesRef 41-5
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Smith, JamesRef 41-S80
[1805-1850] Aka Jemmy. A single man, he was the toll collector at King Street Bar, Hebden Bridge. He was described as
lame and decrepid

On the morning of 29th September 1850, his battered body – with his throat cut and the head almost severed – was found in bed by the 9 year-old milk delivery boy. Smith was last seen shortly before midnight on the 28th by a youth, William Holt, who was late back from his journey. Drawers had been ransacked and blood was found in several parts of the house. The motive was not robbery, as the toll money of £3 and £15 in Smith's own savings was still on the premises.

The magistrate Rev James Armytage Rhodes and Dr Robert Howard took part in the inquest. John Womersley, a boatman from Elland, reported hearing a cry around 2 am on the morning of the murder, but thought that it was revellers from the local fair.

Enoch Helliwell, of Burnley, was one of the suspects because he had threatened Smith after being fined £8 10/- after failing to pay the toll a few weeks earlier. Smith had given evidence at Helliwell's trial, and Helliwell had stated that

he would be the end of Smith

William Green, a 22 year-old labourer of Heptonstall, was also suspected, because he had been seen near the toll house around midnight, and blood was found on his pillow at home. Green said that he had been at the toll house waiting for William Holt to give him a lift home, but since Holt had been late, Green had walked home alone. The blood was said to be from a nose-bleed.

The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.

The murder is unsolved

Smith, JamesRef 41-54
[1834-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was landlord of the Commercial, Halifax [1881, 1887].

He married Jane [1834-1???].


Jane was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Anne Elizabeth [1859-1924] who married William Henry Firth
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1867]
  3. Oates [b 1871]

Living with them [in 1881] were brother David Oates Smith [b  1847] (cab driver), daughter Anne Elizabeth & family

Smith, JamesRef 41-158
[1845-1920] He was a crabber [1899].

In [Q4] 1858, he married Elizabeth Bottomley in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Bottomley and one of the Seven Sisters of Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Arthur

Smith, JamesRef 41-223
[1860-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woolsorter [1891] / a billposter [1901, 1911, 1917].

In 1886, he married Henrietta Turner [1860-19??] in Halifax.


Henrietta was born in Warley.

She was a grocer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1888] who was a worsted hand [1901], a cotton reeler [1911]
  2. Alice [1890-1891]
  3. Hilda [b 1893] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  4. Harry
  5. Sarah Ellen / Nellie [b 1901]

All born in Sowerby Bridge

The family lived at

  • 1 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1891]
  • 1 Cooke's Yard, West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 19 Albert Road, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1891, 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Turner [b 1835] (charwoman) 

Smith, JamesRef 41-154
[1863-1???] Son of Benjamin Smith, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Senior Fold, Halifax [1884] / a dyer's labourer [1891] / a grocer shopkeeper [1901].

In 1884, he married Catherine Murphy [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Catherine, of York Street, Halifax, was born in Sheffield, the daughter of Frank Murphy, hawker.

She was a grocer's shopwoman [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1889]
  2. James Lewis [1891-1892]
  3. Frank
  4. John
  5. Norah [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 13 Cripplegate, Halifax [1891]
  • 24 Haley Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Horsfall Yard, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]
  • 40 Alma Street, Halifax [1916]

Living with them [in 1891] were boarder Hannah Stott [b 1872] (cotton mill hand) & visitor Elizabeth Terwey? [b 1880].

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Margaritt Fleming [b  1868] (charwoman).

Catherine died in 1902 (aged 38) 

Smith, JamesRef 41-34
[1864-19??] Born in Hinderclay, Suffolk.

He was a carter [1901] / a fish & potato frier [1911].

In [Q4] 1885, he married Emma Chapman [1865-19??] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Edgar
  3. Emma [b 1890] who was a mount chaser [1911]
  4. Rena May [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 15 Ambler Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 176 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Bertie Marshall [b  Lincolnshire 1885] (sanitary shed labourer).

Living with them [in 1911] was ward Chapman Watson [b  Halifax 1901]

Smith, JamesRef 41-188
[1864-1950] Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer.

In 1888, he married (1) Julia Ann Lumb [1866-1919] in Halifax.


Julia Ann was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Hubert [1888-1941] who was working on the family farm [1911]
  2. Jane Ellen [1891-1914] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  3. Leonard
  4. Edgar [1895-1974] who was a cotton twiner [1911], a waterman [1950]
  5. Amy [1900-1976]
  6. Mabel [1902-1990] who married Ben Greenwood
  7. Nora who died in infancy

Julia Ann died 6th March 1919 (aged 52).

In 1925, he married (2) Annie Marsden [1886-1965] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Height Farm, Rishworth [1911]
  • New Barn, Rishworth [1919]
  • 2 Limes Avenue, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1950, 1965]

James died 21st October 1950.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,438 2/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie, son Edgar, and Amy Gibbon (wife of William Herbert Gibbon).

Annie died at the Brown Cow, Scammonden [19th January 1865] (aged 70)  Probate records show that she left effects valued at £853.

Probate was granted to her daughter Mrs Mabel Greenwood.

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Independent Church

Smith, JamesRef 41-240
[1866-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was a stationary engine man [1901] / a crane tenter (stone quarry) [1911].

In 1893, he married Sarah Normanton [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born at Elland Edge
 

Children:

  1. Allan
  2. Lily [b 1896] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  3. Emma [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Lower Fold, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1901]
  • 4 Lower Fold, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1911]
  • 9 Turnpike Street, Elland [1917]

Smith, JamesRef 41-182
[1890-1915] Aka James Smith Gawthorpe

Adopted son of Mary Gawthorpe of 35 Crossley Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [4th October 1915] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 40 & 41], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev James AlbertRef 41-3031
[1866-19??] Of Hallfold, near Whitworth.

He was Minister at Cloughfoot Congregational Chapel, Dulesgate [April 1890] / on the Todmorden Board of Guardians / President of the Todmorden Sunday School Union [1900] / Vice-president of the Todmorden Band of Hope Union.

On 3rd November 1891, he married Betsy Uttley from Facit.

Children:

  1. daughter [b 1904]

Smith, James AlfredRef 41-228

Smith, James DanielRef 41-156
[1885-1916] Son of David Baines Smith.

Born in Gosforth, Cumberland.

He was a brickyard labourer [1901].

In [Q4] 1915, he married Eva Dixon in Halifax.

They had no children.

The family lived at 17 Thackray Street, Highroad Well.

During World War I, he had been in the Transvaal Scottish Volunteers for 12 months, when he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 31).

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B].

His brother William Baines also died in the War.

His widow received a pension of 13/9d a week.

In [Q4] 1922, Eva married Bethel Heath in Halifax.

They lived at 18 New House Lane, Clayton Heights, Bradford

Smith, James WilliamRef 41-55
[1886-1918] Son of Charlotte H. & Sam Smith of 3 Crossley Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 26th July 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at Meteren Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II M 318].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Smith, JaneRef 41-S1493
[1843-1868] A nurse in the employ of Rev Anthony Plow who was one of the victims in the Vicarage murder.

She spied on Sarah Bell and Miles Weatherill, and reported their meetings back to the Vicar.

During the murder, Weatherill struck her several times with a hatchet and then shot her.

She was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden near to the grave of Rev Anthony John Plow. The graves have now gone

Smith, JeremiahRef 41-1387
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1674]

Smith, JobRef 41-24
[1842-1922] Son of Samuel Smith.

Born in Norland.

He was a worsted spinner [1851] / a finisher cloth [1861] / a woollen cloth finisher [1871] / a cloth finisher [1881, 1891] / a woollen dyer labourer [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1911].

In [Q1] 1865, he married (1) Betty Tettley Brearley [1840-1899] in Halifax.


Betty Tettley Brearley was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [b 1866] who was a woollen piecer [1881]
  2. Samuel [b 1868] who was a woollen weigher & scholar [1881]
  3. Sarah [b 1871] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  4. William A. [b 1873] who was a cloth fuller [1891]
  5. Charlotte Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted winder [1891] & married Newsam Cockerill
  6. Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a woollen blanket weaver [1901]
  7. George [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a worsted overlooker [1901]

On 2nd April 1904, he married (2) Sarah Ann Hartley at St John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax.


Sarah Ann (spinster), a cotton reeler of 13 Washer Lane, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of William Hartley (deceased), labourer
 

The family lived at

  • Mitchell's Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 15 Sutcliffe Road, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 15 Back Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 2 Washer Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

On Sunday 30th September 1906, daughter Alice was found drowned in the canal near Sterne Mill

Smith, Joe WatsonRef 41-121
[1895-1975] Born in Boothtown.

He was a piece taker-in [1944].

On 22nd May 1920, he married Maggie Rowton [1887-19??] at Holy Trinity, Queensbury.


Maggie was born in Accrington
 

Children:

  1. Albert

Smith, Joe WilliamRef 41-73
[1854-1???] Born at Ainley Top, Elland.

He was a clay miner & farmer of 14 acres [1881] / a clay miner [1891, 1901] / a farmer (dairy) [1911].

In 1872, he married Mary Robertshaw [1856-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Old Lindley
 

Children:

  1. Emma Jane [b 1874] who was a worsted operative [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. Eliza Ann [b 1877] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1875] who was a silk hawker [1891]
  4. Robertshaw [1879-1886]
  5. Sarah [b 1881]
  6. Ben [b 1883] who was a farm labourer [1901]
  7. Christiana [b 1885] who was a woollen spinner [1901]
  8. Mary Ellen [b 1888]
  9. May [b 1890]
  10. Edward [b 1893] who was a weaver (woollen mill) [1911] and served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  11. Hilda [b 1895] who was a spinner (woollen mill) [1911]
  12. Jack

The family lived at

  • 15 Ainley Top, Elland, Halifax [1881]
  • Ainley Top, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law Ben Robertshaw [b 1861] (brick labourer).

Ben was with them again in 1891; this time he was a widower (pot maker) with a son Eddie Robertshaw [b 1885]

Smith, JohnRef 41-37
[17??-18??] A Skircoat weaver.

On 15th July 1816, he married Barbara Longbottom at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. David
  2. Mary [b 1821]
  3. Grace [b 1826]
  4. Joseph
  5. Isaac [b 1829]

The family lived at Southowram [1841].

John was dead by 1841

Smith, JohnRef 41-14
[1???-18??] A woolcomber of Ovenden.

He married (1) Unknown.

On 26th August 1822, he married (2) Sarah Barrett of Northowram at Halifax Parish Church

Smith, JohnRef 41-2
[1???-18??] He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1876-15th April 1877]

Smith, JohnRef 41-1667
[16??-17??] Of Norland.

In 1738, he gave land for the Quaker Burial Ground, Sowerby Bridge

Smith, Rev JohnRef 41-9390
[1646-1708] Dissenting minister at Mixenden.

He moved to Bradford.

He died 7th April 1708 (aged 63).

He was buried at Moor End Congregational Church, Pellon

Smith, JohnRef 41-572
[1685-1731] or Smyth.

Son of John Smyth.

He was educated at Lincoln College Oxford. He was JP for the West Riding.

He married Katherine Franke from Pontefract.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Catherine

His daughters inherited Scout Halls.

In his will, his father directed John to pay 40/- per year to the Vicar of Halifax for preaching a charity sermon, and 40/- to buy books and Bibles for the children at the charity school

After John's death, Katherine married Thomas Standish from Duxbury

Smith, JohnRef 41-2699
[17??-18??]


Not sure about this one!

Can anyone identify any of the family of John Smithwith children born over a period of 55 years – or possibly several different John & Elizabeth Smiths – or link them to Arthur Smith?

 

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 7th June 1776]
  2. Suse [b 26th November 1778]
  3. Betty [b 25th May 1781]
  4. Hannah [b 25th December 1786]
  5. Anne [b 26th August 1788]
  6. Martha [b 26th January 1788]
  7. Rachele [b 22nd August 1790]
  8. John [b 15th December 1792]
  9. Mary [b 24th May 1821]
  10. Ann [b 29th November 1824]
  11. Martha [b 29th May 1826]
  12. Samuel [b 27 November 1829]
  13. Susy [b 20th May 1831]

The family lived at Lightcliffe.

Contributor Rose, writes

I believe that these Smiths are connected to the father of my step-grandmother's father, Arthur Smith, but I have yet to prove a connection

Smith, JohnRef 41-455
[17??-18??] Halifax attorney. He was articled to Lewis Alexander

Smith, JohnRef 41-2753
[17??-1805] Halifax watchmaker. His obituary describes him as
A gentleman of much scientific knowledge, particularly on all subjects in electricity

Smith, Rev JohnRef 41-670
[1705-1768] MA.

Son of Rev Matthew Smith.

He was Minister at Warley Congregational Church [1724]. He served on alternate Sundays with Rev Joshua Cordingley.

He left Warley and succeeded his father as Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1736-1753].

He inherited Mixenden Old Hall and sold it to Miranda Schofield, a spinster from Liverpool [1753].

He wrote a biography of his father as a part of a collection of his own sermons [1737]

In 1753, he moved to Bradford where he worked for the rest of his life.

In 1753, he wrote a

Treatise on Natural and Revealed Religion

He married Unknown [17??-1783].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. Thomas
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child

Like his father, he died [7th April 1768] (aged 63), shortly (4 days)  after suffering a stroke of the palsy.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, JohnRef 41-255
[1775-1828] Of Brandy Hole, Greetland.

He married Nanny [1772-1845].

Children:

  1. Joshua who died 30th September 1797 (aged 34 week) 
  2. Samuel who died 4th December 1800 (aged 4 days) 
  3. (possibly) Hannah [1807-19th October 1883] who married Robert Walsh [1805-1884]

John died 19th February 1828 (aged 53).

Nanny died 15th November 1845 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: E5]

Smith, JohnRef 41-176
[18??-18??] Stone merchant of Brighouse.

Recorded in 1874, when he was a partner in Oates & Smith

Smith, JohnRef 41-1848
[18??-18??] Manufacturer at Greetland.

In January 1862, he was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in February

Smith, JohnRef 41-2526
[18??-18??] Joiner at Southowram.

In June 1868, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, JohnRef 41-1696
[18??-19??] Stationmaster at Elland, then at Brighouse Railway Station. In 1901, he moved to Barnsley

Smith, JohnRef 41-3123
[18??-19??] Ginger beer manufacturer at Stanage Lane, Shelf [1893]

Smith, JohnRef 41-242
[1802-1852] Of Mill Bank, Sowerby.

He married Hannah [1802-1874].

John died 4th October 1852 (aged 50).

Hannah died 23rd December 1874 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Smith, JohnRef 41-1221
[1803-18??] Born at Howcroft Head, Greetland [11th July 1803].

Baptised at Greetland Wesleyan Chapel [24th July 1803].

On 8th June 1829, he married Sarah Taylor.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Edward
  3. Albert Edward

In 1835, he established a dyeing business at Greetland.

His son joined the business for a time. When this was unsuccessful, John opened a new woollen-manufacturing venture at Scarbottom, Greetland. This also was unsuccessful.

After John's death, his sons took over the business

Smith, JohnRef 41-3644
[1815-1???] Of Ovenden.

In 1839, he married Martha Haggas [1815-1891] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1840-1932]
  2. Eunice [1843-1891]
  3. Martha Ann [1845-1905]
  4. Edwin

Smith, JohnRef 41-3095
[1826-1895] Woollen spinner at Halifax [1861].

In 1843, he married Sarah Ann Aaron


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
David Aaron
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1846]
  2. Sarah Jane [1848-1927]
  3. Emily [b 1850]
  4. John [b 1852]
  5. Sara [b 1856]
  6. Clara Ann [b 1856]
  7. Louisa Emma [b 1857]
  8. Walter [b 1858]

In 1861, his uncle Moses Aaron and aunt Hannah, were lodgers with John at 21 Winding Road, Halifax

Smith, JohnRef 41-199
[1832-1881] He was a butcher / landlord of the Salt Horn, Low Moor.

He married Unknown.

He married Hannah Greenwood

John died 8th May 1881 (aged 49).

He & other members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [K 1]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £412 5/-

Smith, JohnRef 41-212
[1833-18??] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen weaver [1881, 1891].

In [Q3] 1868, he (possibly) married Betty Lumb [1842-18??] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ada [b 1870] who was a worsted piecer [1881], a worsted drawer [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1872] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  3. Albert Wadsworth [b 1874] who was a woollen piecer [1891], a cloth finisher [1901]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1876] who was a worsted twister [1891], a weaver (woollen) [1901]
  5. Frank Wadsworth [b 1880]
  6. David Wadsworth

The family lived at Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871, 1881, 1891]; Wood View, Greetland [when Mary A. was head of the household 1901]

Smith, JohnRef 41-17
[1834-1905] Son of Ely Smith.

Born in Norland [4th December 1834].

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [March 1835].

He was a farmer [1851] / a coal & lime dealer [1861] / a coal merchant of Sowerby [1863] / a coal merchant [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901] / Chairman of Shepherd & Blackburn Limited [for 4 years until his death in 1905] / a member then Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Board of Health.

In [Q1] 1863, he married Mary Anne Mackrell [1835-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Anne, of Skircoat, was born in Soyland, the daughter of William Mackrell, overlooker.

She died between 1901 &

 

The family lived at

Living with the widowed John [in 1901] was visitor Mrs Sarah A Malkin [aged 40].

John had a cerebral haemorrhage [18th December 1905] and died at Ryburn Buildings [23rd December 1905].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [25th December 1905]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,113 18/10d. Probate was granted to Charles Aspinall Barron (accountant), John William Pilling and Thoro Mills (bookkeeper), C. A. Barron

In his will, he left £1000, the interest from which was to be devoted to the relief of poor widows and spinsters residing in the district

Smith, JohnRef 41-252
[1834-1911] Son of Joseph Smith.

He was a woollen spinner [1851].

He married Sarah Ann [1835-1916].

Children:

  1. Jackson [1858-6th December 1889]
  2. Herbert [1860-14th December 1926]
  3. Newton [1869-31st January 1904]

John died 19th June 1911 (aged 77).

Sarah Ann died 2nd December 1916 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O15] with John's parents

Smith, JohnRef 41-3434
[1841-19??] Son of Dennis Smith, cabinet maker.

Born in Silsden.

He had been deaf & dumb since he was 6 years old.

He was a tailor [1871] / a master tailor [1881] / a tailor [1891] / a tailor & teacher for the Deaf & Dumb Society [1891] / a journeyman tailor [1901].

In 1871, he was living with John Thomas and his wife at 8 Brook Street, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1871, he married Lavinia, daughter of John Crossley at Halifax Parish Church.


Lavinia was also deaf and dumb – not from childhood
 

Children:

  1. Agnes [1873-1950] who was a draper's assistant [1891] and married Fred Arthur Smith
  2. Ethel [b 1875] who was a carpet design copyist [1891], a carpet designer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 7 Smith Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 58 St Augustine's Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 33 Horton Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was lodger Harriet Ann Wosterton [aged 29] (table cover sewer; deaf & dumb).

In 1911, the widowed Lavinia and daughter Ethel were living at Gibraltar Road with daughter Agnes and her husband Fred Arthur Smith

Smith, JohnRef 41-87
[1845-1???] Son of John Smith, contractor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman of Northowram [1873] / a worsted maker-up [1881].

In 1873, he married Emma Jane Pulman Collins at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Emma Jane was the daughter of
Joseph Pulman, and Margaret Collins
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1875]
  2. Tom [b 1877]
  3. Margaret A [b 1879] who was a spinner cotton [1891]

The family lived at 28 Foundry Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law George Pulman Collins

Smith, JohnRef 41-246
[1846-1914] Son of David Smith.

Born 4th April 1846.

He was a member & deacon of Zion Strict Baptist Church, Siddal / a dry salter [1871] / a wool merchant [1881, 1892] / a wool buyer [1891] / in business with his father as David Smith & Company Limited [1867] / a director of the Company [1890, 1892].

In 1869, he married Hannah Clough [1840-1912] in Leeds.


Hannah was born in Durham, the daughter of Ann [1809-1892] & Thomas Clough [1816-1???], a Methodist minister (Baptist in 1861) from Durham.

Hannah was a corset maker in Leeds [1861].

Ann was widowed by 1891, and died in Halifax [1892]

 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [1870] who died aged 6 weeks
  2. Joseph Edward [b 1871] who was a wool sorter [1891]
  3. David Thomas [1872-1962] who emigrated to New Zealand and died in Canterbury NZ
  4. John Isaac [1874-1892] who was a wool sorter [1891]
  5. Harriet Ann [1876-1938]
  6. Hannah Tryphena [1877-1880]
  7. Laura Tryphena [3rd May 1881-1973] who married James Hargreaves

The family lived at

  • No.4 Elba Cottage, Siddal [1871]
  • Hope Cottage, Siddal [1881]
  • Holt's Terrace, Southowram/Siddal [1891]
  • 6 Holt's Terrace, Southowram/Siddal [1901]

He bought a house in Lytham with the intention of living there in his retirement.

John died at the home of his brother-in-law Henry Edwin Greenwood [13th July 1914].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2548] [16th July 1914]

Smith, JohnRef 41-3658
[1848-1927] He married Grace.


Grace (née Sutcliffe) was the widow of
John Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. Sutcliffe
  2. Barrett [1875-1912]
  3. John William [1884-1898]

The family lived at Hamilton Hill [1900].

Grace died 25th January 1900 (aged 57).

John died 10th October 1927 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, JohnRef 41-90
[1865-19??] Born in Plumpton, Yorkshire.

He was a farm bailiffe [1911].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Lily Jane Lowe [1867-19??] in Halifax.


Lily Jane was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1892] who was a bobbin carrier [1941]
  2. Fred
  3. Gladys May [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

Smith, JohnRef 41-265
[1876-19??] Son of Alfred Smith, stone mason.

Born in Bradford.

He was a plasterer of Clayton Heights, Clayton [1896] / a plasterer [1901, 1911].

In 1896, he married Julia Etta Teale [1877-19??] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Julia Etta, of Apperley Bridge, Ecceshall, was born in Yeadon, Yorkshire, the daughter of Julius Caesar Teale, woollen spinner
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1897] who was a plasterer [1911]
  2. Charles
  3. Albert [b 1900]
  4. Millisa [b 1902]
  5. Ivy [b 1904]
  6. Martha Ellen [b 1907]
  7. Victor [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 11 Ackroyd Square, Clayton, North Bierley [1901]
  • 34 Cavendish Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 45 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1918]

Smith, JohnRef 41-84
[1891-1916] Son of Joseph Smith

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Church & Sunday School / a carter [1911] / a teamer in the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway goods yard.

He was in the Cycling Corps of Volunteers for 3 years, but chose not to join the Regular Army, on account of his mother's wishes.

During World War I, he enlisted in August 1914, and joined the Territorials. He later transferred to the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) where he served as a Private.

In 1915, he went to the Front, and took part in engagements at Loos.

He was wounded when a shell hit the billet, and died in hospital the next day [21st May 1916] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th May 1916].

He was buried at Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref A 30].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School Memorial

Smith, JohnRef 41-114
[1895-1916] Son of James Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a doffer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax with the Highland Light Infantry, then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He was killed in action [25th September 1916] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4A & 4D], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Frank was killed in an airship accident [1921]

Smith, John BenjaminRef 41-237
[1865-1938] Born in Elland.

He was a clay miner for a brick works [1901] – (possibly) Wilkinson's Clay Works, Elland / a clay miner underground [1911].

In 1892, he married Elizabeth in Halifax.


Elizabeth (née Tudor) was the widow of Rowland Holroyd
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Annice Mary [b 1896] who was a cotton slubber tenter [1911]
  3. Gladys [1899-1979] who was a part-time worsted spinner [1911]
  4. James Norman Tudor [1902-1984]
  5. Emily [1906-1971]

The family lived at

  • 25 Blackley End, Elland [1901]
  • 13 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green [1911, 1917]

Smith, John EdwardRef 41-1534
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Rice-Jones & Smiths [1934].

He qualified in October 1921

Smith, John H.Ref 41-64
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John R.Ref 41-230
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John ThomasRef 41-231
[18??-1918] Of Wainstalls.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 5th August 1918.

He was buried at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV F 24].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John ThomasRef 41-269
[1874-19??] Born in Nottingham.

He was a tramway plate layer [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1897, he married Annie Elizabeth Savory [1872-19??] in Sheffield.


Annie Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Lily [b 1900]
  3. Nellie [b 1901]
  4. Ernest [b 1906]
  5. Annie [b 1908]
  6. Alfred [b 1909]
  7. Joe [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 5 Copley Street, Haley Hill, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 60 Copley Street, Haley Hill, Halifax [1918]

Living with them [in 1911] was John Thomas's brother Arthur Smith [b 1894] (bobbin setter).

In 1918, John Thomas was a soldier, stationed in Sussex

Smith, John WilfredRef 41-67
[1919-1943] Son of Betsy & H. W. Smith of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 80th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 9th July 1943 (aged 24).

He was buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 8 D 52].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John WilliamRef 41-263
[1870-1944] Born in Eccleshill, Bradford.

He was a silk dresser operative [1901] / a silk dresser [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Martha Ann Robinson [1871-1949] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy

The 1911 census shows that they had had 1 child who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • High Field, Southowram [1901]
  • 35 (High Field), Pinnar Lane, Southowram [1911]

John William died 19th January 1944 (aged 73).

Martha Ann died 31st October 1949 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-J25]

Smith, John WilliamRef 41-62
[1879-1918] Son of Annie & William Butterworth.

In [Q4] 1903, he married Christina Hargreaves Rostron in Todmorden.

They lived at 13 Merrybents Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 42nd Division Signal Company Royal Engineers.

He died 28th March 1918 (aged 39).

He was buried at Couin New British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref C 10]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John WilliamRef 41-232
[1895-1916] Son of G. Smith of 14 Milk Street, Halifax.

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [13th February 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France [Grave Ref II B 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John WilliamRef 41-268
[1896-1918] Son of Mark Smith.

Born in Padiham, Lancashire.

He was a member of Tuel Lane United Methodist Chapel / a twiner piecer [1911] / employed at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station.

In [Q1] 1916, he married Alice M. F. Sturdy in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James [b 1916]
  2. Elsie [b 1918]

They lived at 28 Chapel Lane, Bolton Brow [1918].

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

He was killed in action [31st August 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918].

He was buried at Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France [Grave Ref I A 33]

Smith, John WilliamRef 41-148
[1923-1947] Son of Elizabeth Anna & John William Smith, market porter, of 19 Ovenden Terrace, Halifax.

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

21 Lt. A.A. Regiment.

He died at Queensbury Sanatorium [6th March 1947] (aged 24).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [O 276D]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £367 13/5d.

Administration was granted to his parents

Smith, JonasRef 41-261
[1797-1847] He was a stone delver [1841].

He married Elizabeth [1791-1876].


Elizabeth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. William [1814-19th December 1862] who was a stone delver [1841], a stone getter [1851]
  2. Frances [b 1821] who was a worsted winder [1841]
  3. Abigail [b 1826] who was a worsted reeler [1841]
  4. Mary [b 1826] who was a worsted spinner [1841], a mill power weaver [1851]
  5. Ellen [b 1827] who was a worsted spinner [1841]
  6. Sarah [1829-21st April 1885] who married David Nicholl

The family lived at

  • Marsh Lane, Southow