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Schofield, CharlesRef 347-11
[1796-18??] He was a cabinet maker [1841].

Around 1826, he married Elizabeth [1796-18??].


  1. Charles [b 1826] = (possibly) Charles Schofield
  2. Susannah [b 1826]
  3. Ruth [b 1829]

They lived at St James's Road, Halifax [1841]

Scholefield, ArthurRef 347-218
[1870-1936] Son of James Scholefield.

He was a cabinet maker [1891] / last landlord of the Wharf Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1897] / first landlord of the Wharf Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1898-1904] / a dealer [1929].

In [Q1] 1897, he married Emma Rushworth [1870-1962] in Scarborough.

Emma was from Northowram

Living with them at the Wharf Hotel [in 1901] were Arthur's mother Ann, sister Sarah Jane and brother George

Arthur died at 13 Castle Crescent, Scarborough [30th June 1936].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,103 16/7d to his widow Emma.

Emma died in Scarborough

Scholefield, Arthur HoyleRef 347-5
[1883-1917] Son of John Herbert Scholefield.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a solicitor's articled clerk (to R. J. Sugden of Bradford)   [1901] / in practice in London / hoping to become a barrister.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 19th Battalion London Regiment.

He died 18th May 1917 (aged 34).

He was talking to his commanding officer when he was struck by a machine gun bullet, and died instantly

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref Bay 9 / 10]

Scholefield, CalebRef 347-946
[16??-1717] Of Staups House, Shibden

Scholefield, CharlesRef 347-1429
[1796-1876] Recorded as Schofield [1841, 1851]

Son of James Scholefield, woollen spinner.

Born in Rochdale.

He was a spinner of Warley [1827] / a woollen spinner [1841] / a woollen manufacturer employing 20 hands [1851] / a woollen manufacturer of Sowerby Bridge [1854] / a woollen manufacturer of Warley [1855] / a woollen manufacturer employing 36 hands [1861] / a woollen manufacturer at Greenup's Mill, Warley (when the mill was gutted by fire)  [17th May 1867] / a woollen manufacturer [1871].

He married (1) Mary [1798-18??].

Mary was born in Leeds


  1. Thomas [b 1821] who was a woollen spinner [1841]
  2. John [b 1823] who was a cotton spinner [1841]
  3. Martha [b 5th February 1827; bapt Sowerby Bridge 6th May  1827] who was a cotton piecer [1841]
  4. Michael [b 1829] who was a woollen manufacturer [1851]
  5. Mary A. [b 1831] who was a worsted doffer [1841] who  married Mr Maude & had a daughter Eliza J. Maude [b   1857]
  6. Charles [b 1833] who was a painter [1851]
  7. Joseph [b 1835] who was a carder & weaver [1851]
  8. Ellen [b 1837]
  9. James [b 1840] who was a book keeper [1861]

Mary died of apoplexy, at Blackpool [22nd August 1854] (aged 56).

In 1855, he married (2) Sarah [1813-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah, of Sowerby, was born in Warley, the daughter of Ellis Sottallstall (Saltonstall), weaver.

She was the widow of Mr Broadbent


They lived at

  • New Marsh, Warley [1841]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1851]
  • 25 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1861]
  • Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Mary, granddaughter Eliza J. Maude, & grandson Benjamin Firth [b 1851].

Living with them [in 1871] was granddaughter Eliza J. Maude.

Charles died in Halifax [12th January 1876] (aged 79).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £450.

His will was proved by John Firth (cotton spinner of Sowerby Bridge), & nephew Joseph Greenwood (woollen manufacturer of Sowerby Bridge) 

Scholefield, Frederic JowettRef 347-1013
[1848-1919] JP.

Son of William Scholfield.

Born in Warley.

He was a clerk at oil cloth factory [1871], a tarpauling manufacturer [1875, 1891], an oil cloth manufacturer [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911], Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [1887-1888], a County Councillor in the West Riding [1896], a member of Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council [1896, 1897, 1898,  1899, 1900, 1901], a member of Sowerby Bridge Public Library Committee [1897, 1898,  1899, 1900], president of the Sowerby Division Liberal Association [1896, 1906], a member of the executive council of the Sowerby Division Liberal  Association [1903], vice-president of the Sowerby Division Liberal Association [1901], vice-president of the Bolton Brow Wesleyan Cricket Club [1896, 1897], and steward of the Sowerby Bridge Wesleyan Circuit [1899]

On 27th March 1896, as Chairman of the Sewage Committee, he cut the first sod at the ceremony to start the Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works.

In [Q1] 1873, he married Susannah Clay [1848-1899] in Halifax.

Susannah was born in Warley


  1. James William [1878] who died aged 2 months
  2. Edith Mary H. [b 1881]
  3. Florence Elsie [b 1883] who married Ernest Benjamin Clay

They lived at

  • Woodland Villa, Industrial Road, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Rock Side, Matlock, Bakewell, Derbyshire (hydropathic spa?)   [1891]
  • Ashleigh, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1906, 1911]

He died 9th April 1919.

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £23,873. Probate was granted to Ernest Benjamin Clay and John Herbert Scholefield (retired tarpaulin manufacturer) 

Scholefield, GeorgeRef 347-209
[1867-1943] Son of James Scholefield.

He was a telegraphist [1891] / a telegraphic clerk (railway) [1901] / landlord of the Clarence Hotel, Halifax [1907, 1911, 1917] / a gentleman [1929].

In 1901, he was living with his brother Arthur in Sowerby Bridge.

On 30th November 1910, he married Annie Roberts at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

George died at 19 Richmond Road, Birkdale, Southport [29th December 1943].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,487 16/8d to the Yorkshire Penny Bank

Scholefield, Dr George EdwardRef 347-567
[1856-1933] MBCM.

Son of William Scholfield

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was educated at Edinburgh university / a surgeon [1881, 1891] / medical officer of health for West Lancashire [1914, 1918]

He was very busy during the Spanish Flu epidemic [1918] and produced many statistics. During the epidemic, he advised people to

  • Wear masks
  • Isolate
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Wash hands
  • Disinfect
  • Keep children home if their parents are sick

In 1881, he married Sarah Roseline Dyer in Halifax.

Sarah Roseline was the daughter of William Dyer

They lived at

  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Ormskirk, Lancashire [1918]
  • The Braemar, West Southbourne, Bournemouth [1933]

Living with him [in 1881] were his widowed sister Eliza Jane Grubb [b 1846], niece Kathleen Grubb [b 1876] and Robert Simpson [b 1860] (surgeon's assistant).

George Edward died in West Southbourne [29th June 1933].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,702 0/7d.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Roseline.

Sarah Roseline died in Southport [19th September 1944].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £22,703 7/6d.

Probate was granted to the Midland Bank

Scholefield, HerbertRef 347-1391
[1893-1918] Son of Walter Arthur Scholefield.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1906] / a commercial clerk [1911] / employed at Shibden Head Brewery.

He sailed from Liverpool [24th November 1911] aboard the Victorian bound for St John, New Brunswick.

During World War I, he enlisted in Vancouver, Canada [August 1914], and he served as a Corporal with the 3rd Field Ambulance Canadian Army Medical Corps.

He was invalided to the UK with heart trouble [July 1916], and served on the staff at the Canadian Convalescent Camp, Woodcote Park, Epsom.

He died of a heart attack in Manor War hospital [11th April 1918] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th April & 27th April 1918].

He was buried [15th April 1918] in Cardiff, where his parents lived.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Scholefield, IsaiahRef 347-1293
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1733]

Scholefield, Rev J.Ref 347-1311
[19??-19??] He was Assistant Curate at St Matthew's, Northowram [1948]. He moved to Arthington in the Ripon Diocese.

He (possibly) returned to the district to become Curate at Hebden Bridge [1957] and Vicar of St George's Church, Sowerby [1958]

Scholefield, JamesRef 347-10
[1827-1875] He was an overlooker [1856, 1858].

He married Ann [1826-1891].


  1. Albert who died 13th June 1856 (aged 6 months) 
  2. Samuel [1852-1856] /
  3. Samuel Henry who died 15th August 1858 (aged 4 months) 

James died 17th October 1875 (aged 48).

Ann died 18th May 1891 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3364]

Scholefield, JamesRef 347-215
[1838-1896] He was a French polisher [1891].

On 22nd October 1864, he married Ann Wadsworth [1842-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Sarah Jane
  2. George
  3. Arthur

The family lived at Hainsworth's Court, Halifax.

James died in Scarborough in 1896.

Ann died at 51 Eastborough, Scarborough [12th May 1907].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £338 11/10d to George;

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Scholefield, JamesRef 347-2853
[1865-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a green grocer [1891] / a fish, game, fruit, poultry and oyster merchant at Broad Street, Halifax [1900] / a fish & game dealer [1901] / a fish, game & poultry salesman [1911].

In 1889, he married Ada Mary Osborne [1867-19??] in Halifax.

Ada was born in Crowle, Lincolnshire


  1. Ellen [b 1891]
  2. Arnold [b 1893] who was a number taker (?) [1911]
  3. Ada Mary [b 1898]
  4. Elsie [b 1899]
  5. Harold [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 5 Orange Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 King Cross Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 30 Windsor Park, Fairfield, Buxton, Derbyshire [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was cousin Emma Lily Atkinson [b  1884]

Scholefield, JohnRef 347-1196
[1747-1829] He was Master of Heywood's School. He joined the Havercake Lads

Scholefield, JohnRef 347-399
[1784-1828] Or Schofield.

He was innkeeper at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden [1817, 1819, 1822].

On 10th December 1815, he married Hannah Platt [1777-1867] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah was born in Soyland


  1. Ruth
  2. John Hirstwood [1819-1856] who was a millwright [1841]

John died in 1828.

After his death, Hannah took over at the Old Bridge [1829, 1851].

Hannah died in Ripponden [19th March 1867] (aged 89).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £50. to daughter Ruth.

After her death, daughter Ruth took over at the Old Bridge [1867, 1874]

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Scholefield, John HerbertRef 347-4
[1850-1926] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a wool merchant [1901].

In 1878, he married Mary Elizabeth Hoyle [1851-1938] in Todmorden.

Mary Elizabeth was born in Bacup, Lancashire


  1. George [1879-1951] who died in Canada
  2. Mary [1881-1950] who died in Canada
  3. Arthur Hoyle
  4. John [1885-1947]

They lived at

  • East Moor, Rawson Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 9 Claremont Road, West Kirby, Cheshire [1917]

Scholefield, MichaelRef 347-3579
[1829-1913] Born in Halifax.

He was a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1871].

In 1856, he married Susan Crabtree [1832-1904] in Halifax.


  1. Arthur [b 1858]
  2. Henry [b 1861]
  3. Frances [b 1862]
  4. Walter [b 1864]
  5. Charles [b 1865]
  6. James E. [b 1867]
  7. Mary L. [b 1869]

They lived at 2 Wharf House, Sowerby Bridge [1871].

In the 1870S, they moved to Lancashire. Michael and Susan died in Chorlton

Scholefield, Nathan WalkerRef 347-7
[1833-1878] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Old Bull's Head, Halifax [1868] / publican at the Broad Tree Hotel, Lee Mount [1871] / landlord of the Queen's Head, Halifax [1874].

In [Q4] 1853, he married (1) Mary Priestley in Halifax.

Mary was the daughter of Adam Priestley

Mary died 16th March 1861 (aged 29), and was buried with her parents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3935].

In [Q2] 1862, he married (2) Elizabeth Priestley [1836-1917] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Nathan William [b 1862]
  2. Walter Arthur

Living with them [in 1871] was mother-in-law Ann Priestley [b  1804].

Nathan died 29th April 1878 (aged 45).

In [Q4] 1886, Elizabeth married Edward Taylor in Halifax.

Elizabeth died 14th March 1917 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3931] with Grace Priestley [April 1824-25th March 1860] & grandson Arthur Edward Scholefield [1898-1901]

Scholefield, Rev NathanielRef 347-957
[1752-1820] He was a student at Scott's Academy at Heckmondwike. He was the first Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [1779]. He moved to Henley-on-Thames, where he was ordained [August 1786], and then to Cheshire.

He married Unknown.


  1. Sarah [1798-1862]
  2. Hannah, who was blind [d 1874]
  3. a daughter
  4. James

Scholefield, ObadiahRef 347-6
[1746-1822] Of Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1750-1792].


  1. Nancy [1779-8th July 1823]
  2. Jane [1789-27th April 1856]
  3. Sarah who died 18th March 1790 (aged 1 year) 
  4. Michael who died 15th February 1814 (9 years & 6 months) 

Elizabeth died 12th April 1792 (aged 42).

Obadiah died 17th December 1822 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 119]

Scholefield, Rev Professor JamesRef 347-1628
[178?-18??] Son of Rev Nathaniel Scholefield. He was born in Henley-on-Thames.

He was canon of Ely

Scholefield, RamsdenRef 347-2
[1788-1???] Illegitimate son of Margaret Scholefield of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [27th January 1788]

Scholefield, RichardRef 347-518
[1???-1???] He lived at Giles House, Hove Edge

Scholefield, RobertRef 347-9

He married Ann [1826-1910].


  1. Harry [1848-1916]
  2. Emma [1854-1935]
  3. William [1870-1874]
  4. (possibly) Arthur [1871]

Robert died 29th May 1899 (aged 73).

Ann died 20th November 1910 (aged 84).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1878] with an unidentified infant Harriet Ann Teal [1888]

Scholefield, RuthRef 347-S671
[1894-1927] Halifax woman whose body was found in the boiler house of the Stafford Bowling Club alongside that of Clement Taylor

Scholefield, Sarah JaneRef 347-219
[1865-1929] Daughter of James Scholefield.

She never married.

She died at 19 Richmond Road, Birkdale, Southport [2nd October 1929].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,263 18/2d.

Probate was granted to her brothers George and Arthur

Scholefield, ThomasRef 347-8
[1831-1910] His burial record describes him as a Gentleman.

In [Q3] 1863, he married Maria Drinkwater [1830-1879] in Dewsbury.

Maria died in Northowram [10th January 1879] (aged 49).

Thomas died in Allerton [27th May 1910] (aged 79).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4329] with Maria's mother Mary [1800-1862]

Scholefield, ThomasRef 347-3
[1850-1???] Illegitimate son of Jane Scholefield of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [17th September 1850]

Scholefield, Walter ArthurRef 347-1442
[1869-19??] Son of Nathan Walker Scholefield.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mercantile clerk (ironmongery) [1901] / a chartered accountant's clerk [1911].

In [Q1] 1892, he married Mabel Beatrice Marsden [1869-19??] in Halifax.

Mabel was born in Derbyshire


  1. Herbert Scholefield
  2. Winifred M. [b 1896]
  3. Arthur Edward [September 1898-10th September 1901] who  was buried with his Scholefield grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3931]
  4. Phyllis M. [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 27 Newstead Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Plane Trees, Pellon [1911]
  • Gibraltar Road, Halifax
  • Mona, Sully, Glamorgan, Wales [1918]

Scholefield, WilliamRef 347-3435
[17??-1838] He married Elizabeth [1798-1866].


  1. Anne [?] Bingley [b 1826] who married Joseph  Spawforth [1819-1898]
  2. Helen [1831-1917] who married Ernest Hamerton
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1836] who married Joseph Hamerton
  4. James [b 1837]
The sisters Helen and Mary Elizabeth married 2 Hamerton brothers.

The family lived at Bull Cliffe [1859].

He was dead by 1841 when the Census showed Elizabeth living in Sandal Magna and of independent means


Scholefield surnameRef 347-1
A variant of the surname Schofield

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

There are 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Scholefield, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Scholefield

Marriage 1900; Deaths 1811, 1899


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