Scholfield ...



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Abraham Scholfield [1788-18??]
Abraham Scholfield [1789-18??]
Arthur Scholfield [1901-1940]
David Scholfield [1832-1861]
Frank Scholfield [1890-1917]
Harold Rothery Scholfield [1870-19??]
Herbert R. Scholfield [18??-19??]
Jack Scholfield [1902-1979]
James Scholfield [1???-1775]
James Scholfield [17??-17??]
James Scholfield [1748-1823]
James Scholfield [1775-1811]
James Scholfield [1777-18??]
James Scholfield [1803-1851]
John Scholfield [17??-17??]
John Scholfield [1751-1797]
John Scholfield [1776-1855]
Joseph Rothery Scholfield [1898-1918]
Margaret Scholfield [1816-1909]
Nathaniel Scholfield [17??-18??]
Radcliffe Scholfield [16??-1708]
Richard Scholfield [1860-1897]
Dr Samuel Scholfield [1821-1877]
Thomas Scholfield [1826-1892]
Walter Scholfield [1875-1932]
William Scholfield [1780-1848]
William Scholfield [1818-1875] 


Scholfield, Abraham
[1788-18??] Known as Little Hock.

Son of James Scholfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an auctioneer and appraiser / the town crier at Todmorden / a cooper, joiner and cabinet maker. He engraved the gravestones at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

He was said to be a noisy, diminutive man.

Around 1810, he married Ann [17??-1829].

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. James
  3. Mary Ann
  4. Elizabeth
  5. John
  6. Richard
  7. William
  8. Mary

He married (2) widow Alice Sutcliffe (née Howarth) [1790-1858].

They lived on Roomfield Lane.

He died between 1841 and 1851

Scholfield, Abraham
[1789-18??] Son of John Scholfield.

He was a stone mason / farmer at Knowl Top Farm, Walsden. When the new building opened in 1818, he was one of the first trustees of Lanebottom Sunday School, along with his brothers John and James Scholfield and his son John the younger.

He built four cottages at Clough holme. The last was named Thistle Hall. Two more cottages were later built at the Gauxholme end of the row.

He married Martha, daughter of John Fielden of Bottomley.

They had no children

Scholfield, Arthur
[1901-1940] Son of Walter Scholfield.

Born in Lancashire.

He was in farming [1929].

He lived at 33 Walton Fold, Todmorden [1929].

On 5th April 1929, he sailed 3rd Class aboard the Montrose from Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick, Canada.

It is not known when he returned to the UK.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He was lost at sea [17th June 1940].

He was buried in France.

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Scholfield, David
[1832-1861]

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3783] on the grave of John Fleming and family

Scholfield, Frank
[1890-1917] Son of Richard Scholfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th September 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Scholfield, Harold Rothery
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1911] / a retail tripe dealer [1911].

In [Q4] 1896, he married Lavina Campbell [1874-1911] in Halifax.


Lavina was born in Brotherton
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Rothery
  2. Frank [b 1901]

The family lived at 58 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]

Scholfield, Herbert R.
[18??-19??] Partner in Cockcroft & Scholfield.

He lived at Ridge Bank, Todmorden [1905]

Scholfield, Jack
[1902-1979] Son of Walter Scholfield.

Born in Todmorden [4th August 1902].

He was an engineer 1924 / a cotton weaver [1939].

He lived at 12 Waughan Street, King Cross, Halifax [1924].

On 1st March 1924, he sailed 3rd Class aboard the Montrose from Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick, Canada.

He returned to the UK and was living with his mother [1939].

He died in Halifax [Q4 1979]

Scholfield, James
[1???-1775] A member of the Scholfield family of Walsden.

He married Susan Fielden.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Mary
  4. Sarah
  5. Martha
  6. William
  7. Betty
  8. Hannah
  9. James
  10. John
  11. Susan

The family lived at

He died at Calf Lee Farm

Scholfield, James
[17??-17??] Stuff maker.

Tenant of Samuel Hill at Birks Farm, Ripponden.

After Hill's death [1759], Scholfield bought the farm

Scholfield, James
[1748-1823] Son of James Scholfield.

He married Mally, daughter of Samuel Fielden.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. Martha [1778-1808] who married Ambrose Brook and died in childbirth
  4. William
  5. Abraham

Scholfield, James
[1775-1811] Son of James Scholfield.

Born at Lodge Hall, Walsden.

In 1796, he married Mary [1777-1854], daughter of John Fielden.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. John
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Hannah
  6. Samuel
  7. Richard
  8. Abraham

James was a cooper working on North Street, Todmorden. About 1811, he moved back to Bottomley in Walsden.

James died at Bottomley.

Mary moved to live at Hallroyd, Todmorden.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Scholfield, James
[1777-18??] Son of John Scholfield.

Born at Knowl Top Farm, Walsden.

He was a joiner and farmer / farmer at Calf Lee Farm with his brother John.

When the new building opened in 1818, he was one of the first trustees of Lanebottom Sunday School, along with his brothers John and Abraham Scholfield, and his son John the younger.

He married Sally, daughter of John Fielden of Bottomley

Children:

  1. John
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

He died at Calf Lee Farm

Scholfield, James
[1803-1851] Son of William Scholfield.

About 1824, he took over his father's ironmongers shop on Church Street, Todmorden.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838] / landlord of the Golden Lion, Todmorden [1841].

The ironmongery was next door to the pub.

In 1823, he married Mary Overend.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Thomas
  3. William
  4. Joseph
  5. Matilda
  6. Mary Ann
  7. Kezia
  8. Susannah
  9. Jane
  10. Joshua
  11. Hannah
  12. Sarah

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with his father

Scholfield, John
[17??-17??] Of Bingley.

On 2nd January 1765, he married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Patchett in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1771-1842] who married Eli Lumb
  2. Sally [b 1781]

Scholfield, John
[1751-1797] Son of James Scholfield.

He married Betty Scholfield.

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. James
  3. Sally
  4. William
  5. Mary [1784-1877] who married Samuel Dawson
  6. John [1785-18??]
  7. Abraham
  8. Hannah
  9. Betty

All the children were born at Knowltop Walsden and brought up as members of the Wesleyan Society

John farmed at Knowltop Walsden for the whole of his working life. The farm then passed to his third son, Abraham, the older two sons took over Calf Lee from their grandfather.

Betty was aged 17 at marriage, aged 88 at death, survived her husband by 48 years. She was known as Th' old dame at Knowl Top

Scholfield, John
[1776-1855] Son of James Scholfield.

Born at Lodge Hall, Walsden.

He was a weaver.

In 1796, he married Betty Greenwood [17??-1810].

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. Sally
  4. Samuel
  5. Betty

Betty died in childbirth at Waterstalls.

Around 1811, he married Betty Crossley [1781-1841].

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. Sarah
  3. Mary
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. Robert
  7. Hannah
  8. Abraham

Betty died at North Hollingworth of debility.

The family lived at

  • Waterstalls, Walsden
  • General Wood, Walsden
  • North Hollingworth, Walsden

John was found dead in the canal at Square Lock, on 11th March 1855, after being missing 3 days

Scholfield, Joseph Rothery
[1898-1918] Son of Harold Rothery Scholfield.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Orange Street Wesleyan Church, Halifax / a member of Square Church Brotherhood, Halifax / a schoolboy / grocer's errand boy [1911] / employed by Edward Foster & Son Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Durham Light Infantry [May 1916], and was sent home 2 months later because he was under age.

Five weeks later, [September 1916], he was recalled and enlisted again and served as a Private with 4 Company 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded by a gunshot to the head. It is thought that he was sent back to the line before he had fully recovered.

He died of purulent bronchitis in No.8 Casualty Clearing Station [2nd January 1918] (aged 20).

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

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref V E 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Orange Street Wesleyan Sunday School

Scholfield, Margaret
[1816-1909] Of Lane Houses, Holme.

She was the oldest inhabitant of Cliviger when she died and was

93 years of age, and in full possession of all her faculties to the last

Scholfield, Nathaniel
[17??-18??] Aka Nat Crier. Halifax town crier. He also sold shellfish in the pubs and around Halifax.

He lived in a cottage near the King of Prussia. He was succeeded by David Moorhouse

Scholfield, Radcliffe
[16??-1708] His mother was related to the Radcliffe family of Todmorden Hall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter who married Luke Crossley

Scholfield, Richard
[1860-1897] Born in Todmorden.

He was a boiler tenter & fireman.

In [Q1] 1886, he married Emma Jane Hartley [1862-19??] in Todmorden.


Emma Jane was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. John Albert [1887-1949]
  2. Frank

The family lived at 7 Oak Street [1911]

Scholfield, Dr Samuel
[1821-1877] Son of William Scholfield

He was an apprentice surgeon [1841] / a Licentiate at Apothecaries' Hall General Practitioner [1851] / a Licentiate General Practitioner [1861] / a General Practitioner [1871].

He married (1) S. A. Kershaw.

He married (2) Martha.

They had no children.

Notice in the local paper on 21st February 1877


Dr. Saml Scholfield aged 56 died suddenly at his residence, Roomfield, Todmorden, from apoplexy. He had visited patients during the day, though not feeling quite well
 

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Scholfield, Thomas
[1826-1892] Son of Mary Scholfield, father not known.

He was an attorney's clerk in Todmorden / Postmaster at Todmorden Post Office [from 1868] / an accountant and insurance agent.

He married Ruth Shackleton

They had no children.

His mother lived with him and his wife until 1873 when she died

Scholfield, Walter
[1875-1932] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1897, he married Hannah Pickles [1879-1943] in Todmorden.


Hannah was born in Todmorden [15th May 1879]
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Ada [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Will [b 1900]
  4. Arthur
  5. Jack

The family lived at

  • 13 School Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 31 Walton Fold, Millwood, Todmorden [1911]
  • 8 Poplar Avenue, Todmorden [1939]

Walter died in Todmorden [Q2 1932] (aged 58).

Hannah died in Todmorden [Q2 1943] (aged 63) 

Scholfield, William
[1780-1848] Known as Old Will the Ironmonger.

Son of James Scholfield.

He was a joiner and engineer in an old smithy on Cheapside, Todmorden / an ironmonger [from 1821 onwards] / a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838].

He lived and worked on Church Street Todmorden (shop next to Golden Lion) then moved to North Street, Todmorden about 1824 – where he occupied one of the 3 shops between White Hart Fold and the Black Swan.

He was a Church Warden at St. Mary's and a member of the Select Vestry in Todmorden 1840.

He was prominent in the fight to segregate Todmorden from the Parish of Rochdale.

Around 1802, he married Mary [1780-1849].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Mary [1804-1880] who married James Blomley
  3. Hannah [1804-1809]
  4. Susan
  5. William [1810-1838]
  6. Ann [1812-1821]
  7. Elizabeth [1814-1853] who married Thomas Nash
  8. Cyril [1815] who died 15 days
  9. Thomas [1817-1819]
  10. Sarah
  11. Samuel
  12. Ann
  13. John

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Scholfield, William
[1818-1875] Born in Warley.

He was a book keeper & traveller [1851] / an oil cloth manufacturer [1861, 1863, 1871] / a tarpauling manufacturer [1875].

On 8th March 1841, he married Harriet Jowett [1821-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1841]
  2. Charles William [1843-1906] who was a wool sorter [1861], a commercial clerk [1871], a tarpauling manufacturer [1875, 1891]
  3. Eliza Jane [1846-1927] who married [Halifax Q3/1873] Edward Grubb
  4. Frederic Jowett
  5. John Herbert [1851-1926] who was a draper's assistant [1871], a stuff merchant [1875], a tarpauling manufacturer [1891]
  6. George Edward
  7. Mary Harriet [1859-1862]

The family lived at

  • Stubbin, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1851, 1861]
  • Round Bank, Sowerby Bridge [1863]
  • Cliff House, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was nephew Joseph Firth [aged 14] (mechanic engine smith).

Living with them [in 1871] was niece Annie E Scholefield [aged 14].

William died in Sowerby Bridge [8th February 1875].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £7,000.

Probate was granted to his sons Charles William, John Herbert, and Frederic Jowett.

Harriet died in Sowerby Bridge [6th May 1891].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £5,039 13/3d [Resworn £4,264 13/3d]. Probate was granted to her sons Charles William, Frederic Jowett, John Herbert, and George Edward

 

The Scholfield family of Walsden
The family owned the land and farms at Calf Lee and Scout Top in Walsden and also (probably) Lodge Hall. They were leaseholders of the land and farm at Knowltop.

Members of the family included James Scholfield and James Scholfield

Scholfield surname
A variant of the surname Schofield

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

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

Unattached BMDs for Scholfield:


Marriage 1886; Death 1835
 



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