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Shepherd, Mr
[17??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alice [1781-1862] who married James Titterington
  2. Phoebe [1783-18??] who married Joshua Crowther

Shepherd, Albert
[1882-1918] Son of Miranda & Alfred Shepherd of Shelf.

He married Alice.

They lived at 24 Orleans Street, Buttershaw, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 15th June 1918 (aged 36).

He was buried at Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France [Grave Ref II H 6]

Shepherd, Albert
[1890-1916] Son of Charley Shepherd.

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church, Northowram & Choir / employed at Brookfoot Dye Works / a carter at chemical works [1911].

In 1915, he married Martha Jane Holmes in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Baxter Lane, Northowram.

During World War I, he was called up [13th April 1915], and served as a Private with the 7th/8th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He went to France [30th August 1915].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 15th September 1916 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4A & 4D], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, on the Memorial at Bethel Methodist Chapel, Shelf, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

His brother Irvine also died in the War.

Their brothers also served: Frank was discharged; Joe (rifleman) was wounded [11th April 1917]; William (private) was in training [1917]

Shepherd, Alfred
[18??-1???] A partner in Jones, Shepherd & Winterburn.

In 1876, he left the partnership and set up his own wood working business.

In 1894, he began cabinet making.

He worked at Mill Lane, Brighouse.

He did work for several local buildings including panels for a billiard room for Walter Sugden and an altar and furniture for Hanging Heaton Church

Shepherd, Anne
[1720-17??] Daughter of John Shepherd of Norland

Baptised at Elland [19 February 1720].

William Shepherd was possibly her illegitimate son.

In October 1741, she married John Shaw from Rishworth at Stillingfleet, south of York.

In 1747, she went to live at Booth, Rishworth

Shepherd, Arthur James
[1882-19??] Born in Halifax.

He and his wife established Shepherd's Dairy, Halifax.

He married AFebruary 1907 in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Barbara Wendy
  2. Evelyn May who married Mr Holden

The family lived at the property in Heath Road. The house was called Sheldon = SHE pherd + ho LDEN.

Later, Lily lived in a house called Merecot, Luddendenfoot

Shepherd, Charley
[1857-19??] Son of William Shepherd, delver.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver of Northowram [1877] / a stone waggoner [1881] / a carrier [1891] / a stone waggoner [1901] / a carter for quarry owner [1911].

In 1877, he married Elizabeth Ann Taylor [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann, of Northowram, was the daughter of Benjamin Taylor, delver
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1878] who was an assistant carrier [1891], a barrel washer in brewery [1901]
  2. Frank [b 1880] who was a stone carter for Corporation [1901]
  3. Alfred [b 1883] who was a mechanic (planer) apprentice [1901]
  4. Irvine
  5. Grace [b 1889] who was an invalid [1911]
  6. Albert
  7. Joe [b 1894] who was a warehouse boy [1911]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1896] who was a rover spinning mill [1911]
  9. William [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • Town Gate, Northowram [1881]
  • 56 Towngate, Northowram [1916, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was mother-in-law Ruth Taylor [b  1831]

Sons Irvine & Albert died in World War I

Other sons also served: Frank was discharged; Joe (rifleman) was wounded [11th April 1917]; William (private) was in training [1917]

Shepherd, Daniel
[1900-1918] Son of Frank Shepherd of Lower North Royd Farm / Whinney Royd Farm, Northowram.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was taken ill at Atwick Camp, East Yorkshire and died of pneumonia at Hull Royal Infirmary [7th August 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel [Q 22].

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

Shepherd, David Dunwell
[1890-1919] Son of Mary & William Tate Shepherd of Cross Street, Holywell Green, Stainland.

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

He died 26th February 1919 (aged 29).

He was buried at Stainland Wesleyan Chapel [in new ground south-east of the Chapel]

Shepherd, Rev E. H.
[19??-19??] He was rector in South Africa before becoming Vicar of Illingworth [1932]

Shepherd, Frank
[1890-1915] Son of Ann (née Reed) [1863-1929] & William Shepherd [1860-1893] of Oldham.

Born in Oldham.

After the death of his father [1893], the family moved from Oldham to 1 Churchill Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 23rd February 1915.

He was buried at Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I E 17].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Shepherd, Irvine
[1886-1917] Son of Charley Shepherd.

He was a loom engine cleaner (weaving shed) [1901] / a labourer for George Sugden, coal merchant at Lightcliffe Station [1911].

In [Q4] 1915, he married Clara Broxup [1887-19??] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Bradford.

She was a doffer in a worsted mill [1901]

 

They lived at 8 Stephen Row, Northowram.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [29th March 1916], and served as a Rifleman with C Company with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action at Bullecourt [12th May 1917] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram.

His brother Albert also died in the War.

Their brothers also served: Frank was discharged; Joe (rifleman) was wounded [11th April 1917]; William (private) was in training [1917]

Shepherd, James
[18??-18??] Of Horley Green.

He went into partnership with James Alderson at Lower Brear Brewery

Shepherd, James Mallalieu
[1832-1874] Son of John Shepherd.

Baptised at Ripponden Church [23rd December 1832].

He married Mary Thomas [b 1835].


Mary was of an Inn at Triangle
 

Children:

  1. Ellen Susannah
  2. Johanna
  3. Mary Lucy [b 1863]

On 23rd April 1857, he and Mary, together with his mother Lucy, and brother John, sailed from Liverpool to New York on the passenger ship Joseph Gilchrist.


This exodus was probably to avoid the repercussions of their father's non-payment of £187 paper tax at Halifax Magistrates in early April 1857
 

The brothers immediately began seeking paper-making work in America.

The brothers may have served with the 12th New York Infantry during the Civil War. This was just before the Battle of Gettisburg [July 1st 1863]. Union army records signed by Provost Marshall Isaac Platt [18 July 1863] show they were both drafted in during June 1863 as paper makers and as yet to be naturalised aliens at the Ancram paper mill, Colombia County New York State.

James Mallalieu and Mary's 3 daughters were born in America. Ellen Susannah and Johanna died. About 1863, Mary and their 3rd daughter, Mary Lucy returned to Rishworth. Mary worked as housekeeper, cook, and nurse for local mill-owners Wheelrights of Rishworth and later Rawsons of Sowerby.

On 28th October 1874, James Mallalieu Shepherd was

found dead in the water

at one of the 14 paper mills in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA.

He is remembered on the family grave at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Shepherd, John
[1731-1830] Of Soyland.

Died at the age of 99. His burial was officiated by Rev Frederick Custance.

See Longevity

Shepherd, John
[1801-1874] Son of William Shepherd.

Baptised at Stainland Independent Chapel [1801].

Paper-maker with his father and brother, William, at Booth Wood, Rishworth [1841].

In 1836, he also briefly rented Booth Bridge Cotton Mill and 10 acres of land in Spa Meadow from Michael Hoyle on condition that

he raises the dam bank and weir and insures the mill for £800

In 1853, the family partnership was dissolved.

Around 1855, he moved to Rochdale where he became a paper wholesaler.

He married Lucy daughter of James Mallalieu and sister of Benjamin Mallalieu.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Lucy [1830-1905]
  3. James Mallalieu
  4. Hannah [b 1834] who married Jeffrey Stones, a wealthy Manchester paper merchant
  5. John
  6. Mary Ann [1845-1857] who died aged 1 year and 7 months

In March/April 1857, he was cited for having refused to pay £183 3/8½d duty on paper which he had made. When he refused – because he felt the duty was unfair – the sum was doubled to £366 7/7d. Proceedings were then set to charge him with attempting to defraud the revenue. The magistrate – Colonel Pollard – heard that, because of the peculiar circumstances surrounding the case, Shepherd may have known of the imminent abolition of the tax in October 1861.

On 23rd April 1857, John's wife, Lucy, and sons John and James Mallalieu, and James's wife Mary, sailed from Liverpool to New York on the passenger ship Joseph Gilchrist. John and the other children stayed behind in Yorkshire.


This exodus was probably to avoid the repercussions of their father's non-payment of the paper tax
 

The young Shepherds immediately began seeking paper-making work in America

Son John returned to England in 1866 and went to live in Manchester.

John died 13th February 1874 [aged 73]. Lucy died MARCH 25th March 1862 [aged 58].

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Shepherd, John
[1837-1920] Son of John Shepherd.

He was educated at a boarding school at Slater Bank, Heptonstall [1851].

On 23rd April 1857, he, his mother Lucy, and brother James Mallalieu, sailed from Liverpool to New York on the passenger ship Joseph Gilchrist.


This exodus was probably to avoid the repercussions of their father's non-payment of £187 paper tax at Halifax Magistrates in early April 1857
 

The brothers immediately began seeking paper-making work in America.

The brothers may have served with the 12th New York Infantry during the Civil War. This was just before the Battle of Gettisburg [July 1st 1863]. Union army records signed by Provost Marshall Isaac Platt [18 July 1863] show they were both drafted in during June 1863 as paper makers and as yet to be naturalised aliens at the Ancram paper mill, Colombia County New York State.

On 30th April 1866, a John Shepherd deserted from the 12th New York Infantry, 2nd Battalion B Company with 30 others at Petersburg Virginia, rejoined on the 25th May, and was later discharged from service at Richmond, Virginia [17th July 1866]. He was back in England, probably by the end of 1866, and in April 1871 married Emma Nicholson at Manchester Cathedral.

He became a paper warehouseman and artist in Manchester

Shepherd, John
[1912-1943] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He lived at Caldene Avenue.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 150th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [8th July 1943] (aged 31).

He was buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref VI C 11].

He is remembered on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates, on the Memorial at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on Wadsworth War Memorial, on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Shepherd, John
[1922-1942] Son of Ivy & Joseph Shepherd of Birkridge / Alton, Exley Lane, Elland.

Born in Elland.

He was educated at South End Board School, Elland / employed by Smith's fruiterers of Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Second Radio Officer with the Merchant Navy aboard the cargo ship SS Arabistan (London).

He was lost [14th August 1942].

when his ship was torpedoed and shelled by the German M/S Michel and sank in the South Atlantic Ocean, with the loss of 66 crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London [Grave Ref 9], and on Elland War Memorial.

He received the posthumous King's Commendation for Brave Conduct.

Shepherd, Joseph
[17??-1792] Of Northowram.

He married Mary [1750-1834]

Shepherd, Joseph
[1836-1858] Of Holdsworth, Ovenden.

He was tried for the wilful and deliberate murder of Bethel Parkinson at Wadsworth in January 1858.

On Saturday, 3rd April 1858, he was executed at the Tyburn, York

Shepherd, Leonard
[1875-19??] Born in Willenhall, Staffordshire.

He qualified in November 1902.

He was solicitor, secretary and director of the Theatre de Luxe, Halifax, [1913] / a solicitor with Moore, Shepherd & Whitley [1934].

On 14th June 1905, he married Ethel Aucutt [1881-1947] in Little Lever, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Leonard Frank
  2. Guinevere Ethel [1908-1989] who married [1930] George Wadsworth

See Holroyd Harrison

Shepherd, Leonard Frank
[1906-1957] Son of Leonard Shepherd.

Born in Hipperholme [29th April 1906].

He qualified in July 1928.

He was a solicitor with Moore, Shepherd & Whitley [1934].

On 18th June 1931, he married Lillian Dora Harris [1906-1984] at Coley Church.

He died in Halifax [10th September 1957]

Shepherd, Mellor
[1856-19??] Son of William Shepherd.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton operative [1871] / a cotton twister [1881] / a cotton twiner [1891] / landlord of the Barley Mow, Elland [1896] / a cotton twiner [1901, 1911].

On 16th April 1898, he was fined 10/- (plus 7/6d costs) for being open during prohibited hours

In [Q2] 1881, he married Delilah Stott [1859-19??] in Halifax.


Delilah was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901, 1911]
  2. Florence [b 1885] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  3. Sarah [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a machinist (blouse factory) [1911]
  4. Lucy [b 1891] who was a machinist (blouse factory) [1911]

The family lived at

  • Elizabeth Street, Elland [1891]
  • 15 Albert Street, Elland [1901]
  • 11 Albert Street, Elland [1911]

Shepherd, Richard Edward
[1???-1917] Born in Cornholme.

He was educated at Cornholme Council School / a member of Portsmouth Rovers AFC.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

He had been married – (possibly) to Annie Powe – whilst on leave, a week before his death.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 43-47 & 162]

Shepherd, Robert
[1816-1890] Born in Warley.

He was landlord of the Noah's Ark, Ovenden [1861]

Shepherd, Samuel
[1812-1875] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton twister & doubler employing 112 men & women [1861] / a master cotton employing 161 hands [1871] / partner in Thomas Blackburn & Company / partner in Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn / partner in Shepherd & Blackburn / (possibly) Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1867-15th April 1868].

He owned Salterhebble Mill.

On 24th March 1833, he married (1) Martha Jackson [1814-1847] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1835] who was a mill girl [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1838]
  3. Barbara [1841-1868]

On 29th October 1850, he married (2) Sarah Procter at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

  • Willow Cottage, Skircoat [1861]
  • 8 Beech Villas, Warley [1871]

Samuel died 22nd February 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £12,000.

The will was proved by James Prockter of Holme Mill, Sowerby Bridge (cotton spinner)  and Benjamin Hirst.

See Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn

Shepherd, Thomas
[1847-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone merchant [1871, 1881] / a stone merchant (employer) [1891] / a partner in Bentley & Shepherd / elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893.

In 1870, he married Grace Horsfield [1847-1???] in Halifax.


Grace was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ada Emily [1871-19??] who married Frank Pickles
  2. Harry Wilford [b 1873] who was a stone quarryman [1891]

The family lived at South Edge, Hipperholme [1871, 1881, 1891]

Shepherd, Timothy
[1683-17??] Born 28th February 1683.

He was copyhold tenant occupier of Holme Grave, Warley [6th May 1717]

Shepherd, William
[16??-1???] A dryster at Shibden Mill [1681].

Heywood writes that


William Shepheard dryster at Shibden Mill had one child buried on Friday Dec 2 1681, of the smallpox, and 2 children lay dead in the house besides on Dec 7 81, the week following of the same disease
 

Shepherd, William
[1746-1816] (Possibly) the illegitimate son of Anne Shepherd.

He was a papermaker at New Mill, Barkisland.

In 1767, he married Rebecca Wormald [17??-1806] at Elland.

Children:

  1. William

Rebecca & (possibly) William were buried at Elland Parish Church.

See The Shepherd family of Stainland

Shepherd, William
[1776-1839] Of Barkisland.

Son of William Shepherd.

Baptised 8th March 1776.

He was Manager of Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth [1805] / an Overseer of the Poor for Rishworth [1820s] / landlord of the Booth Wood Inn, Rishworth [1820-1839].

Having taken over from Scipio Dyson, he was a paper-maker at Booth Wood Mill [1808].

He was in partnership with Joseph Whittell and Whittel's 2 brothers, but this was dissolved in 1820.

Until the 1870s, William and his 2 sons had business at Booth Wood Mill making brown paper.

On 7th October 1799, he married Hannah Mellor at Stainland Independent Church.


Hannah was the daughter of Mr Mellor
 

Children:

  1. Grace who married Charles Hopkinson
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Salley
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child

In 1806, the family moved from New Mill Stainland to the Booth Wood Inn.

The family lived at Grove House, Rishworth.

He died of consumption at Upper Grove House, Booth Wood, Rishworth.

Members of the family were buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland

Shepherd, William
[1815-1895] Paper manufacturer.

Son of William Shepherd.

Baptised in Ripponden [1815].

Paper-maker with his father and brother, John, at Booth Wood, Rishworth [1841]. After his father died [1845] and the partnership was dissolved [1853], he continued to run the business until around 1865.

He was in partnership with Mr Bradley [1865]. At that time, they were producing 1,000 tons of (second class) brown paper.

He married Amelia Rawnsley [1822-1871].


Amelia was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. William E [b 1844]
  2. Sarah [b 1845] who was a calender at paper mill [1871]
  3. Thomas [b 1847]
  4. Samuel [b 1849] who was a paper maker [1871]
  5. John Henry [b 1851] who was a maker-up of cotton yarn [1871]
  6. Mellor

The family lived at

  • Grove House, Rishworth [1851]
  • Myrtle Grove, Grove End, Rishworth [1861, 1871]
  • Grove Cottage, Rishworth [1881]

Amelia died Q4 1871 (aged 49) 

Shepherd, William
[1828-1904] Son of John Shepherd.

In 1849, he married Anne Pogson

Shepherd, Rev William Lisle
[18??-19??] Vicar at St Mary's Church, Lister Lane [1933] and Vicar of Ripponden [1935-1941]

 

The Shepherd family of Stainland
Branches of the family are recorded at Barkisland, Booth Wood, Luddenden, Stainland, Golcar, and Slaithwaite [1600-1800].

The family were involved in the local paper-making industry

Matthew and Thomas Sheepheard were early members of the family.

Members of the family were found at Booth Wood and around until 1911 when John Henry Shepherd, with his family of nine, was running his restaurant at Bridge End, Elland

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

Unattached BMDs for Shepherd:


Marriages 1831, 1889, 1901; Death 1907
 



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