Stancliffe ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Stancliffe are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Stancliffe, AbrahamRef 377-1205
[15??-1602] Beheaded at Halifax on 23rd September 1602

Stancliffe, AlbertRef 377-1354
[1877-1955] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was working in the fish trade [1911] / running a fish & chip business [1911] / landlord of the Devonshire Arms, Halifax [1924-1929] / landlord of the William IV, Sowerby Bridge [1929-1933] / landlord of the Commercial Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1937-1940].

In 1898, he married Emily Whiteley [1877-1959] in Halifax.

Emily was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. Edith [1900-1981]
  2. Selwyn [1908-1918]

They lived at 57 Essex Street, Halifax [1911]

Stancliffe, AnnRef 377-3151
[1809-1883] Daughter of John Stancliffe.

She was in charge of the Broad Street Lodging House, Halifax [1871].

She was visiting William Asquith at Holly House, Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1881].

She never married

Ann died 6th February 1883.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £1,419 13/2d.

The will was proved by Ann & William Asquith

Stancliffe, BenjaminRef 377-399
[1848-1929] Son of John Stancliffe.

Born in Barkisland [1st September 1848].

He was a cotton twister [1871] / a cotton twiner [1881, 1901] / a retired cotton twiner [1911].

In [Q2] 1877, he married Jane Howe [1850-1901] in Halifax.

Jane was born in Greetland [3rd February 1850]


  1. Wilson A. [b 1878] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a  tinsmith [1901]
  2. Edna [1879-27/12/1962] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a  cotton reeler [1901, 1911] and never married
  3. Sarah J. [b 1883] who was a dressmaker [1901]
  4. daughter Lennie [1887-25th July 1965] who was a milliner  [1911], and never married

They lived at

  • Gledhill's Row, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1901]
  • 20 Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1911]

Jane died 21st June 1901.

Benjamin died 6th January 1929.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J14]

Stancliffe, EdwardRef 377-1427
[15??-1???] Of Northowram.

He married (1) Unknown.


  1. Alice [b Northowram 1543] who married William Wade

His first wife (possibly) died in childbirth.

He married (2) Unknown.


  1. Edward
  2. Henry [b 1548]

Stancliffe, EdwardRef 377-535
[1544-1626] Son of Edward Stancliffe.

Baptised 14th May 1544.

On 12th June 1570, he married Agnes Hopkinson.


  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. Marie Stancliffe

He owned 2 houses at Scout Hall, Shibden [1570].

Edward died at Scout Hall in 1626.

Son Michael inherited the estate

Stancliffe, JamesRef 377-547
[1???-1???] Son of Edward Stancliffe. He received Lower Scout, Shibden from his brother, Michael.

He transferred the property to his son, James

Stancliffe, JamesRef 377-571
[15??-16??] Son of James Stancliffe. He inherited Lower Scout from his father. In 1643, he sold the property to Samuel Mitchell

Stancliffe, JamesRef 377-1664
[17??-1810] When he died [15th March 1810], The Leeds Mercury described him as
the oldest hairdresser in Halifax

Stancliffe, JohnRef 377-667
[17??-17??] Clockmaker of Woodhead, Barkisland with his brother Joseph

Stancliffe, JohnRef 377-1097
[1782-1864] Born in Halifax.

He was a retired sett maker [1861].

On 30th December 1802, he married Mary Robertshaw [1780-1861] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Harriet [1804-1805]
  2. William Boothman [b 1808]
  3. Ann
  4. Lucy [1812-1853]
  5. Henry [1817-1857]

They lived at 9 Broad Street, Halifax.

Staying with them [in 1861] was Ann Bower, future wife of William Asquith.

John died in Halifax [24th February 1864].

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

The will was proved by daughter Ann

Stancliffe, JohnRef 377-3

On 1st November 1820, he married Jane Brier [1796-1850] in Halifax.


  1. (possibly) Joshua [bapt 27th February 1823]

Jane died 17th June 1850 (aged 54).

John died 21st November 1873 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2024]

Stancliffe, JohnRef 377-518
[1817-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a combing machine tenter [1871].

He married Mary [1809-18??].

Mary was born in Barkisland


  1. William [b 1835] who was a wool comber [1851]
  2. Allen [b 1837] who was a wool comber [1851] & married  Martha
  3. Alfred [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851], a  woollen slubber [1871]
  4. Ann S. [b 1843] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. Thomas [b 1846]
  6. Benjamin

They lived at

  • Barsey, Halifax [1851]
  • Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]

Stancliffe, JohnRef 377-658
[1837-1876] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was landlord of the West End Tavern, Sowerby Bridge [1876].

He died at the West End Tavern [Q4 1876] (aged 39).

He was buried at St George's Church, Sowerby

Stancliffe, JosephRef 377-1031
[17??-17??] Clockmaker of Woodhead, Barkisland with his brother John

Stancliffe, JosephRef 377-863
[1866-1899] Son of William Stancliffe.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a labourer of 5 Woodhouse Terrace, Copley [1895].

On 16th November 1895, he married Lavinia Hughes [1875-1938] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Lavinia, of Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Cawthorne, the daughter of Joseph Hughes, engineer

Child: William Henry

Joseph died in Halifax in 1899 (aged 33).

In 1901, Lavinia & son William were living at 23 Charlotte Street, Sowerby Bridge with brother-in-law Benjamin G. Jones.

Lavinia had a daughter Emma Elizabeth Stancliffe [b  Mold Green, Huddersfield 1906], father unknown.

In 1911, 1917, they were all living with Lavinia's father-in-law at 71 St Stephen's Street, Copley [1917]

Stancliffe, JoshuaRef 377-1010
[17??-1???] Watchmaker and jeweller with premises in Corn Market, Halifax.

Stancliffe gave evidence against the coiners, saying that he had done business with Isaac Hartley, and Hartley had told him that Deighton would be murdered very soon. On 16th April 1770, he was threatened by the coiners when a letter was placed inside the shutters of his shop implying that he should not give evidence against Hartley

Stancliffe, MarieRef 377-563
[15??-16??] Daughter of Edward Stancliffe.

She received Upper Scout, Shibden from her brother, Michael. In 1640, she sold the property to Samuel Mitchell

Stancliffe, MichaelRef 377-543
[15??-16??] Son of Edward Stancliffe. He inherited the Scout Hall estate. He lived in London, and passed Lower Scout to his brother, James, and Upper Scout to his sister, Marie

Stancliffe, RichardRef 377-1542
[14??-15??] Of Halifax.

In his will [24th September 1518], he mentions

sons Richard & Edward and daughters Agnes & Isabella

and adds that his

wife now pregnant

Stancliffe, RichardRef 377-186
[14??-15??] Of Halifax. Aka Stayncliffe.

See Luddenden Bridge and Shakehand Brig

Stancliffe, Rev Samuel JohnRef 377-1614
[1630-1705] Local preacher. He was educated at Heath Grammar School

Stancliffe, WilliamRef 377-1331
[1845-19??] Born in Norland.

He was a labourer [1895] / a general labourer [1911].

Around 1881, he married Ellen Stancliffe [1849-19??]

Ellen was born in Sowerby

Child: Joseph

They lived at 71 St Stephens Street, Copley [1911, 1917].

Living with them [in 1911] were widowed daughter-in-law Lavinia Stancliffe and grandchildren William Henry Stancliffe & Emma Elizabeth Stancliffe

Stancliffe, William HenryRef 377-1155
[1835-1899] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cloth finisher [1881] / (possibly) landlord of the Star, Greetland [with Mary  1891].

On 31st March 1861, he married Mary Normanton [1839-1927] at Elland Parish Church.

Mary was born in Barkisland


  1. Mary Ann [1862-1866] who was buried with her parents
  2. Elizabeth A. [1864-1894] who was a woollen weaver [1881]  & married William Bunniss
  3. John H S. [b 1867] who was a woollen piecer [1881]
  4. Benjamin [b 1869]
  5. Alice Ann [1870-1871] who was buried with her parents
  6. Susannah [b 1873]
  7. Agnes A. [b 1880]

They lived at

  • Brook Row, Greetland [1881]
  • Scar Top, Upper Greetland [1901]
  • Brook Row, Greetland [1911]

Mary was listed as a retired publican [1901]

Daughter Elizabeth Ann Bunnis died in 1894 (aged 30).

William died in Barkisland [8th May 1899].

Living with the widowed Mary were Elizabeth's husband and children [1901, 1911], and grandson Willie Smith (aged 6)  [1911]

Mary died 28th December 1927.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 619]

Stancliffe, William HenryRef 377-721
[1898-1917] Son of Joseph Stancliffe.

Born in Denby Dale, Huddersfield.

His father died in 1899.

In 1901, he & his mother were living with his uncle Benjamin G. Jones.

In 1911 & 1917, they were living with his grandparents Ellen & William Stancliffe.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade at Skircoat Green United Methodist Free Chapel / a mill hand doffer [1911] / a porter at Sowerby Bridge Station.

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield [11th June 1915] with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then he served as a Private with the 197th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was wounded on 22nd September 1917. He died of his wounds in No.64 Casualty Clearing Station [23rd September 1917] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [10th November 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII D 13].

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


The Stancliffe family of BarkislandRef 377-1916
Family of clockmakers of Woodhead, Barkisland.

See John Stancliffe and Joseph Stancliffe

The Stancliffe family of ShibdenRef 377-1906
Or Stancliff.

The family lived at

In 1315, Adam of Stayncliffe is mentioned, and in 1317, the name Stainclifscout is mentioned.

In 1570, Edward Stancliffe owned 2 houses at Shibden

The family were Quakers.

See Staincliffe and Stancliffe


Stancliffe surnameRef 377-1
A variant of the surname Staincliffe

There are 25 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Stancliffe, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Stancliffe

Marriages 1555, 1895, 1907, 1938


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