Sowden ...



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Sowden, AkeroydRef 419-430
[1834-1869] Son of Jonas Sowden.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was an assistant grocer [1861].

On 13th Aug 1861, he married Mary Laycock in Wakefield.


Mary was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Joe Sutcliffe

Akeroyd died in Wakefield [7th September 1869]

Sowden, ArtonRef 419-1044
[1882-1949] He was landlord of the Lord Nelson, Luddenden [1932-1934] / landlord of Waggoners' Rest, Mount Tabor [1934-1938]

Sowden, ElizaRef 419-416
[1814-1877] Daughter of Samuel Sowden.

Baptised 19th June 1814.

She never married.

She died in Hebden [8th June 1877]

Sowden, Rev GeorgeRef 419-908
[1822-1899] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Born 3rd April 1822.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School and St Mary Magdalene's College Cambridge.

In 1847, his first Curacy was at Stainland, where he remained for 8 years before moving to Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham.

In 1861, he returned to the district when he succeeded his brother Sutcliffe as Vicar of Hebden Bridge. It had been his brother's wish that George succeed him, and the appointment was supported by Rev J. A. Rhodes. He remained there until his death.

In 1869, he campaigned for a new Mytholm Church School, Hebden Bridge, selling his collection of birds' eggs [for £45] to start the contributions.

In 1882, he observed that a church was needed for the rapidly-growing Stubbings district in Hebden Bridge – this became St John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge.

On 12th October 1886, the parishioners marked their appreciation of him and his work by presenting him with an illuminated address and a purse of £221.

In 1888, when the See of Wakefield was created, he was made an Honorary Canon of Wakefield and Rural Dean of Halifax. He declined these on the grounds that a more suitable choice might be made, but the Bishop bade him take the estimate of others rather than his own, and he accepted both. He was Honorary Canon until his death, and Rural Dean of Halifax until 1896.

He never married.

He died 12th May 1899.

He was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

The Sowden Chapel was built in his memory.

See Rev John Phillips

Sowden, GeorgeRef 419-1340
[1878-1917] Son of William Sowden.

He was a cutter at the Crimsworth Water Dyeing Company.

He married Mary.

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

He died of wounds to the abdomen [10th April 1917] (aged 39).

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref III G 23].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church, on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club, and on Wadsworth War Memorial.

His brother James also died in the War

Sowden, George SutcliffeRef 419-431
[1836-1904] Son of Jonas Sowden.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bank manager.

He never married.

He died in Lightcliffe [7th September 1904].

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Sowden, JamesRef 419-870
[1882-1915] Son of William Sowden.

He was a member of the Old Town Bowling Club / captain of the Pecket Well Cricket Club / a weaver / a regular soldier with 6 years' service in India.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Hill 60 [8th April 1915] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church, on the Memorial at Acre Mill, Old Town, on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club, and on Wadsworth War Memorial.

His brother George also died in the War

Sowden, JohnRef 419-711
[1738-1829] Of Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse. He was a prominent Methodist.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel

Sowden, JohnRef 419-412
[1803-1862] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [3rd April 1803].

On 3rd April 1831, he married Mary Haley [1796-1870] in Birstall.


Mary was born in Cleckheaton
 

Children:

  1. Jonas
  2. William [1835-1912] who was a carpet weaver and never married
  3. Sam

The children were born in Cleckheaton.

The couple were buried at St John's, Cleckheaton: John [5th September 1862]; Mary [21st May 1870]

Sowden, JohnRef 419-1448
[1846-1???] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a blacksmith & farmer [1891] / a cartwright [1901].

Around 1869, he married Mary H. [1848-1???].


Mary H. was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1869] who was a fustian warehouseman [1891]
  2. Samuel [b 1871] who was a fustian cutter [1891]
  3. John William [b 1875] who was an office boy (fustian dye works) [1891], a fustian manufacturer's clerk [1901]
  4. Sarah J. [b 1877] who was a bread baker [1901]
  5. Rhoda [b 1880] who was a dress maker [1901]
  6. Kezia [b 1881]
  7. Percy / Percival
  8. Miriam [b 1884] who was a confectioner's assistant [1901]
  9. Martha A. [b 1888] who was a confectioner's apprentice [1901]

They lived at Slater Bank, Heptonstall [1891]

Sowden, JonasRef 419-424
[1808-1848] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Born at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe [24th January 1808].

He was a worsted manufacturer [1833] / partner in Sowden Brothers.

On 26th January 1833, he married Ellen Freeman in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of James Freeman
 

Children:

  1. Akeroyd
  2. George Sutcliffe

The couple were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe: Jonas [22nd June 1848]; Ellen [24th August 1878]

Sowden, JonasRef 419-402
[1832-1913] Son of John Sowden.

He was a wool sorter [1855].

On 6th May 1855, he married Jane Brooke [1837-1908] in Birstall.


Jane was born in York
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Brooke [b 1855]
  2. Annice [b 1857]
  3. Lucy Ann [b 1859]
  4. William [b 1861]
  5. Mary E. [b 1864]
  6. Fanny [b 1866]
  7. John [b 1869]
  8. Jane [b 1870]
  9. Eliza [b 1877]
  10. twins Ellen [b 1880]
  11. Evelyn [b 1880]

The children were born in Cleckheaton.

Jonas died in Dewsbury

Sowden, Rev JosephRef 419-1619
[1745-1822] A Cornishman. He trained at Trevecca College and served at Morley [1781] before becoming Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1788]. In February 1794, he moved to Sowerby Congregational Church. In 1800, he moved to Warrington, then Bolton, then Blackburn, where he died

Sowden, JosephRef 419-423
[1805-1847] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Born at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe [10th March 1805].

Partner in Sowden Brothers

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [3rd June 1847]

Sowden, Joseph SutcliffeRef 419-440
[1862-19??] Son of Akeroyd Sowden.

Born in Wakefield.

On 25th October 1887, he married Clara Jane Cooke in Bradford.

The couple went to the USA where they had four children.

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1889 in Massachusetts]
  2. Mabel [b 1891]
  3. Lillian A. [b 1898]
  4. Donald [b 1904]

Sowden, MaryRef 419-909
[1812-1900] Daughter of Samuel Sowden.

Baptised 19th Apr 1812.

She never married.

She died in Hebden [31st October 1900].

She was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church.

In her will, she bequeathed the residue of her estate, around £5,000

unto the Vicar for the time being of Hebden Bridge and the Vicar for the time being of Halifax and the Bishop for the time being of Wakefield ... for the building of a Church or Chapel-of-Ease at the easterly end of the Parish on the plot of land purchased and conveyed to my said brother George in Birchcliffe Road for Church purposes as they or the majority of them in their absolute discretion determine

Sowden, PercivalRef 419-1442
[1882-1955] JP.

Son of John Sowden.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian dyer's foreman's assistant [1901] / a blacksmith [1911].

In [Q2] 1905, he married Mary Hodgson [1880-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mona [b 1906]
  2. Raymond [b 1907]

The family lived at Stubbing Square, Hebden Bridge.

Percival died in Todmorden [Q4 1955] (aged 76).

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Grave Ref: J782]

Sowden, RhodesRef 419-103
[1832-1897] Of Morton Villa, Rastrick.

He was a dyer at Calder Dye Works, Rastrick [1883].

On 14th October 1854, he married Jane Featherstonehaugh in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Emily Ann [1855-1915] who married William Widdop

Rhodes died in Harrogate [18th December 1897].

See Mr Hepworth

Sowden, SamRef 419-414
[1836-1890] Son of John Sowden.

He was a furniture maker [1859].

On 13th June 1859, Rosanna Nutter [1840-1917] at St Peter's, Birstall.


Rosanna was born in Cleckheaton
 

Children:

  1. Albert [1863-1919]
  2. Lamplough [1866-1936]
  3. Willie [1867-1919]
  4. Sam [1870-1935]
  5. Laura [1872-1938]
  6. Agnes [1875-1948]
  7. Percy [1877-1933]
  8. Effie [1881-1949]

The children were born in Cleckheaton

Sowden, SamuelRef 419-907
[17??-18??] Son of John Sowden.

Born in Elland [23rd May 1779].

On 12th May 1799, he married Martha Sutcliffe [1781-1844] in Halifax.


Martha was the daughter of William Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Rachael [1802-1877] who married Joseph Freeman
  3. John
  4. Joseph
  5. Jonas
  6. Samuel
  7. Mary
  8. Eliza
  9. Sutcliffe
  10. George

The children were all born Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Lightcliffe, and all baptised St Matthew's, Lightcliffe.

The family lived at

He was blind in later years.

Samuel died in Lightcliffe [11th August 1863].

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [15th August 1863].

Members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe and at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Sowden, SamuelRef 419-426
[1810-1862] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Born at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe [29th April 1810].

Partner in Sowden Brothers

He never married.

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [24th October 1862]

Sowden, Rev SutcliffeRef 419-S745
[1817-1861] Son of Samuel Sowden.

He was the first Vicar of Hebden Bridge when the new parish of Hebden Bridge was created in 1841.

He drowned in the canal at Hebden Bridge

Sowden, WilliamRef 419-421
[1799-1882] Son of Samuel Sowden.

Born at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe [22nd Dec 1799].

Partner in Sowden Brothers

He never married.

He died in Lightcliffe [21st September 1882].

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [26th September 1882]

Sowden, WilliamRef 419-883
[1838-1890] He was a blacksmith.

He married Mary [1842-1908].

Children:

  1. George
  2. James

The family lived at Pecket Well.

Both sons died in World War I

 

 

Sowden surnameRef 419-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Sowden, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Sowden

Death 1900

 



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