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Arnold Shoesmith [1891-1918]
Arthur Shoesmith [1859-1???]
Arthur Lewis Bernard Shoesmith [1881-1965]
Denton Shoesmith [1836-1886]
Denton Shoesmith [1857-1909]
Edward Ernest Shoesmith [1860-1938]
Emily Jane Shoesmith [1851-1946]
Frances Alma Shoesmith [1854-1912]
Frederick Charles Shoesmith [1863-1937]
George Shoesmith [1835-1875]
George Shoesmith [1867-1929]
George Shoesmith [1892-1918]
Herbert Shoesmith [1896-1961]
James Shoesmith [1827-1906]
James Shoesmith [1839-1896]
Joe Shoesmith [1834-1913]
John Shoesmith [1801-1864]
John Shoesmith [1818-1894]
John Henry Shoesmith [1864-1939]
Joseph Shoesmith [1794-18??]
Joseph Arthur Shoesmith [1922-1944]
Kenneth Denton Shoesmith [1890-1939]
Lewis William Henry Shoesmith [1859-1???]
Margaret Ann Shoesmith [1850-1927]
Robert Walker Shoesmith [1861-1914]
Squire Shoesmith [1791-1801]
Squire Shoesmith [1847-19??]
Thomas Shoesmith [1836-1???]
William Shoesmith [1824-1???]
William Shoesmith [1865-1929]


Shoesmith, Arnold
[1891-1918] Son of Arthur Shoesmith.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised [20th August 1891].

He was an engineer's turner [1911].

He lived at 32 Rossington Road, Sheffield.

During World War I, he enlisted at Sheffield [1914], served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Hallamshire (TF), York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [27th July 1918].

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [IV D 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £125 11/7d.

Administration was granted to Arthur Shoesmith (architect).

Shoesmith, Arthur
[1859-1???] Son of William Shoesmith.

He was an architect's assistant [1881] / an architect & surveyor [1886] / an architect & surveyor of The Green, Skircoat [1888] / an architect & surveyor [1891] / a carriage proprietor [1901] / an architect & surveyor's assistant [1911].

On 12th September 1888, he married Clara Ellen Crabtree [1864-1???].


Clara Ellen, of Ferguson Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Crabtree, cab proprietor
 

Children:

  1. Arnold

The family lived at

  • 46 Skircoat Green, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Bootham, York [1901]
  • 50 Joshua Street, Sheffield.. [1911]
  • 166 Haninghall Road, Sheffield [1940]

Arthur died at 2 Herries Road, Sheffield [18th December 1940].

Probate was granted to widow Clara Ellen and Percy Edmund Taylor (electrical engineer) 

Shoesmith, Arthur Lewis Bernard
[1881-1965] Born in Torquay, Devon.

He was commercial traveller [1911]

In [Q4] 1909, he married Martha Hannah Hoyle in Halifax.


Martha Hannah was the daughter of
Alfred Hoyle
 

Children:

  1. Roy [b 1911]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q1 1965] (aged 83) 

Shoesmith, Denton
[1836-1886] Son of Joseph Shoesmith.

He was a farmer of 20 acres with 2 men [1861] / a farmer of Skircoat [1864] / a farmer of 20 acres with 2 men [1871] / a farmer & gardener [1881].

On 10th March 1864, he married Jane Schofield [1839-1???] in Wakefield.


Jane, of Brunswick Street, Halifax, was born in Wakefield, the daughter of Thomas Schofield, corn porter.

She had an illegitimate daughter Alice [b 1860]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1865] who had an illegitimate son Kenneth Denton Shoesmith

In 1861, Denton was living at Skircoat Green Village, Halifax, with his sister Elizabeth Shoesmith [b 1833] and lodger Charles Ed. Dinsdale [b 1824].

The family lived at

  • Skircoat Green, Halifax [1871]
  • Dean House, Skircoat Green, Halifax [1881, 1886]

Denton died at home [21st May 1886] (aged 50).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [25th May 1886]. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £500 17/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Jane.

After his death, Jane was Letting apartments, with 5 boarders were at 7 Heathfield Terrace, Halifax [1891] / Living on own means, at 9 Imperial Terrace, Blackpool [1901] / Company house keeper, at 9 Imperial Terrace, Blackpool [1911].

Jane died at Fylde, Lancashire in 1913 (aged 74)  Living with Jane [in 1891] were daughter Mary Hannah & grandson Kenneth Denton Shoesmith.

Living with Jane [in 1901] were daughter Mary Hannah, grandson Kenneth Denton Shoesmith, visitors Annie Atkinson [b 1842] (living on own means), and Alice Atkinson [b 1849]

Shoesmith, Denton
[1857-1909] Son of John Shoesmith.

He was a market gardener with 6 labourers [1881] / a market gardener [1891] / a retired market gardener [1901] / a farmer [1909].

He lived at

  • Skircoat Green Road, Halifax [1891]
  • Salterhebble, Halifax [1901]
  • Dean House, Skircoat Green [1909]

Living with him [in 1891, 1901] was his sister Emma.

Denton died 4th May 1909 (aged 52).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £950 0/6d.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [7th May 1909]. Emma Shoesmith, a spinster of private means, was at 8 St Bevan's Road, Skircoat Green [1911]

She died 6th July 1916 (aged 67).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,118 12/1d.

Probate was granted to Joseph Shoesmith (gentleman)  and Margaret Ann Shoesmith.

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [10th July 1916]

Shoesmith, Edward Ernest
[1860-1938] Son of James Shoesmith.

In 1888, he married Margaret Edell at Selby

He died at 27 Gawber Road, Silkstone, Barnsley [15th January 1938] (aged 77) 

Shoesmith, Emily Jane
[1851-1946] Daughter of James Shoesmith.

On 1st October 1874, She married Tom Webster [1848-1911].


Tom was a company director [1906] and (probably) died in Halifax [Q2 1911]
 

In 1911, she was widowed and living at 5 Albert Terrace, Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax with her sister Frances Alma Shoesmith.

She lived at Sunside, 31 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley [1946].

Emily Jane died 15th December 1946 (aged 95).

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [18th December 1946] Probate records show that she left effects valued at £42,787 10/11d.

Probate was granted to Gertrude Mary Hamilton (spinster)  and Stanley Eddell Shoesmith, (share broker) 

Shoesmith, Frances Alma
[1854-1912] Daughter of James Shoesmith

She never married.

She lived at 5 Albert Terrace, Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax.

Living with her [in 1911] was her widowed sister Emily Jane Webster.

Frances Alma died at Cockram, 33 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley [19th April 1912].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £854 13/9d.

Administration was granted to her brother Lewis William Henry Shoesmith

Shoesmith, Frederick Charles
[1863-1937] Son of Joe Shoesmith.

He was an engineer and mill furnisher of Addington House, Savile Park [1891] / a commission agent [1891] / a steel merchant [1901] / an engineer/iron merchant [1911] / an iron merchant [1914].

On 14th April 1891, he married Evelyn Palethorpe [1864-1???].


Evelyn, of Milton Place, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Palethorpe, manager
 

Children:

  1. Constance Evelyn [1892-1979] who married [27th April 1921] William Cyril Luxmoore, and died at Dimbleby Memorial Home, Kirkstall Hall, Broad Lane, Leeds. [13th November 1979] (aged 87) 
  2. Josephine Mary [b 1894]
  3. Ronald Charles Philibrick (Shoesmith) [b 1901] who was an iron & steel merchant [1937], an iron merchant [1938]
  4. Nancy [b 1903] who was baptised at Bardney, Lincolnshire [1908]

The family lived at

  • Heath Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Heath Avenue, Halifax [1911]
  • Longmoor, Rutland Road, Harrogate [1937, 1938]

Frederick Charles died in Harrogate [12th January 1937].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £29,926 10/10d [Resworn £34,936 15/1d]. Probate was granted to his widow Evelyn, son Ronald Charles Philibrick Shoesmith, and Luke Horsfield.

Evelyn died in Harrogate [8th April 1938].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,958 3/7d.

Probate was granted to son Ronald Charles Philibrick Shoesmith and Luke Horsfield

Shoesmith, George
[1835-1875] Son of John Shoesmith.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a tinner of Skircoat [1862] / a master tinner employing 2 men and 2 boys [1871].

On 18th April 1862, he married Elizabeth Hitchen in Halifax.


Elizabeth, of Skircoat, was baptised 27th August 1845, the daughter of Uriah Hitchen
 

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [b 1862] who married Charles Gledhill
  2. John
  3. William
  4. George
  5. Sarah [b 1871]

The family lived at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1871].

George died at Chapel Lane, Skircoat [28th January 1875] (aged 39).

In 1876, Elizabeth married Thomas Broadbent in Halifax

Shoesmith, George
[1867-1929] Son of George Shoesmith.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [17th September 1867].

He was a farmer of Bolton Brow, Skircoat [1888] / a carter [1891] / a gas stoker [1901, 1909] / a foreman gas stoker [1911, 1920].

On 26th May 1888, he married (1) Hannah Maria Greenwood [1867-1907].


Hannah Maria, of Beech, Sowerby Bridge, was born 12th February 1867, the daughter of William Greenwood, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1890-1930] who married [1912] George Henry Haigh
  2. Herbert
  3. Ivy [1900-1979] who (possibly) married [1927] Stanley Lister
  4. George [1905-1964]

Hannah Maria died in Wakefield Lunatic Asylum [26th December 1907].

On 12th May 1909, he married (2) Sarah Holroyde [1867-1920] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Chapel Lane, Warley, was born in Hyde, Cheshire, the daughter of Henry Holroyde, moulder
 

The family lived at

  • Hollins Well, Norland [1891] [1901]
  • Hanover Street, Warley [1909]
  • 10 Oxford Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 8 Grove Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1929]

George died 28th June 1929.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £649 19/7d.

Administration was granted to son Herbert

Shoesmith, George
[1892-1918] Son of William Shoesmith.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / a dyer [1914].

On 10th January 1914, he married Eliza Hannah Hessleden [1891-19??]


Eliza Hannah, of 13 Southgate, Halifax, was the daughter of James Sutcliffe, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 4 Sugden's Yard, Lower Edge, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted in Mirfield, and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [11th April 1918] (aged 26).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XXVI EE 6A].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Peter's Church, Sowerby , on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on Elland War Memorial

Shoesmith, Herbert
[1896-1961] Son of George Shoesmith.

He was a packer [1920, 1929].

On 24th May 1920, he married (1) Martha Annie [1894-1937] at St George's Church, Sowerby.


Martha Annie, a twister of 20 Sowerby Street, was the daughter of Anthony Weir, labourer, and widow of Mr O'Connor.

She was a twister [1920]

 

Martha Annie died in Halifax [Q1 1937].

In [Q3] 1937, he married (2) Betsy in Halifax.


Betsy (née Bagnall) was the widow of Thomas Towey [1902-1934]
 

The family lived at Clough Bank Mill, Triangle [1961].

Herbert died 23rd June 1961.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £795 18/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Betsy

Shoesmith, James
[1827-1906] Son of Joseph Shoesmith.

He was a gardener [1850] / a market gardener with 11 acres [1851] / a farmer of 18 acres with 2 men [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres with 2 men [1871] / a retired farmer [1881, 1891, 1901].

On 19th November 1850, he married Mary Ann(E) Davis [1819-1896].


Mary Ann(e), of Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Davis, auctioneer
 

Children:

  1. Emily Jane
  2. Mary Ann [1853-1946]
  3. Frances Alma
  4. Lewis William Henry
  5. Hugh Davis [b 1859] who was a farmer [1906]
  6. Edward Ernest

The family lived at

  • Skircoat Cottage, Skircoat, Halifax [1851]
  • Old Workhouse, Skircoat, Halifax [1861]
  • Upper Woodhouse, Skircoat, Halifax [1871]
  • Scarr House, Skircoat, Halifax [1881]
  • Fall Head House, Silkstone, Barnsley [1891, 1896]
  • 5 Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed grandfather James Butterfield [b Ovenden 1773] (a Chelsea Pensioner 1st Foot Guards).

Living with them [in 1861] was Charles Pickles [b 1840] (cart driver).

Living with them [in 1881] was boarder William Cronhelm (gentleman).

Mary Ann died at Silkstone, Barnsley in 1896 (aged 77).

James died at Albert Terrace, Halifax [11th March 1906] (aged 79).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,633 15/6d [Resworn £2,129 19/3d] Probate was granted to sons Lewis William Henry & Hugh Davis and son-in-law Tom Webster (managing director).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Mary Ann [24th December 1896]; James [14th March 1906]; Emily Jane [18th December 1946]

Shoesmith, James
[1839-1896] Son of John Shoesmith.

Born in 10th December 1839.

He was a plumber of Skircoat [1870] / a plumber [1871] / a plumber employing 2 men and 2 boys [1881] / a plumber & glazier [1896].

On 3rd September 1870, he married Ruth Mackrell [1842-1875].


Ruth, of Skircoat, was born at Soyland [18th October 1838], the daughter of Eli Mackrell, spinner
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [b Burnley 1871] who (possibly) married [1904] Mary Alice Nash at Blackpool
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b Burnley 1873] who was a staymaker
  3. Clara [b Burnley Q2/1875] who was a dressmaker

Ruth died at Burnley [22nd November 1875].

On 7th August 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Colwell [1845-1???] at St Paul's Church, Blackburn.


Elizabeth was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, the daughter of William Colwell
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b Habergham Eaves 1883] who (possibly) married James Howard

The family lived at

  • 19 Thomas Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 79 Manchester Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley [1881, 1891, 1896]

Living with them [in 1881] were James's mother Rebecca Shoesmith [b 1821] & his sister Mary Meincken [b 1837].

Rebecca died at Burnley in 1888

James died at 79 Manchester Road [19th January 1896].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,400 0/8d.

Probate was granted to John Smith (coal merchant) 

Shoesmith, Joe
[1834-1913] Son of Joseph Shoesmith.

Born in Skircoat.

Baptised 1835.

He was an auctioneer's clerk [1851] / an upholsterer of Lambeth [1858] / a cabinet maker [1861] / a auctioneer [1871] / an auctioneer with 4 clerks and 2 men [1881] / a retired auctioneer [1911].

On 1st September 1858, he married Elizabeth Walker [1838-1???] at Addington, Surrey.


Elizabeth, of Addington, was born in Pocklington, the daughter of Emily (née Wright) & Robert (Stephenson) Walker, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Henry J / Harry J [1860-1904] who was an auctioneer [1881]
  2. Robert Walker
  3. Frederick Charles

The family lived at

  • 2 Ferguson Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Stafford Place, Skircoat, Halifax [1871]
  • Addington House, Manor Heath Road, Halifax [1881]
  • Holm Leigh, Halifax [1891]
  • Addington House, St Anne`s on Sea, Blackpool [1911]

Joe died at St Anne's on Sea [25th September 1913].

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth and son Robert Walker Shoesmith

Shoesmith, John
[1801-1864] (Possibly) son of John & Ruth Shoesmith.

Born at Waterside, Colne [6th June 1801].

He was a grocer [1841] / a corn miller [1851, 1862].

On 27th November 1831, he married Rebecca Thorpe [1811-1888].


Rebecca was daughter of Mally & Joseph Thorpe
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1832-21st March 1890] who married [1858] John Henry Meincken [Germany 1827-Rochdale 1902]
  2. George
  3. Ruth [1834-1883] who was a dressmaker, had an illegitimate son William Henry Shoesmith [b 1858], & married [1871] Alfred Hoy from Orson, Suffolk
  4. James
  5. Anne [born at West Green, Norland 1841]
  6. John [1848-1872] who died at West Street, Sowerby [18th June 1872]
  7. Elizabeth [born at Mearclough Bottom, Skircoat 1852]

The family lived at

  • King Street, Halifax [1841]
  • Mearclough Bottom, Skircoat [1851]
  • Gresham Place, Habergham Eaves, Burnley [1861]
  • Warley [1871]

John died at Sowerby [12th May 1864].

Rebecca died at 79 Manchester Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley in 1888 (aged 75) 

Shoesmith, John
[1818-1894] Son of Joseph Shoesmith.

He was a gardener [1847] / a market gardener with 15 acres [1851] / a gardener [1860] / a farmer of 40 acres with 7 men & 3 boys [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres with 2 men [1871] / a retired farmer [1881] / living on own means [1891].

On 14th January 1847, he married Mary Jane Bird [1823-1871].


Mary Jane, of Skircoat, was the daughter of Aaron Bird, gardener
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1847]
  2. Emma [1849-1916] who never married and lived with her brother Denton
  3. Margaret Ann
  4. Joseph [b 1852] who was a market gardener of 20 acres with 12 men [1881], a farmer [1894], a market gardener [1911]
  5. Annie Maria [1854-1939] who never married and lived with her sister Margaret Ann
  6. Denton
  7. Tom [b 1860] who was a manager of the farm & gardens [1891], a market gardener's manager [1901]
  8. John William [b 1865]

The family lived at

  • Skircoat Green, Halifax [1851]
  • Skircoat Green Village, Halifax [1861]
  • 57 Skircoat Green (Road), Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891]
  • 4 Stafford Place [Margaret Ann & her siblings 1901, 1911]

Mary Jane died February 1871 (aged 48).

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [7th February 1871]

John died 8th October 1894 (aged 76).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,714 12/11d.

Probate was granted to son Joseph and John William Shoesmith (solicitor).

John was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [11th October 1894]

Shoesmith, John Henry
[1864-1939] Son of George Shoesmith.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a tin plate worker [1881] / a general ironmonger, mill furnisher, brass, iron, tin & zinc metal worker at 61 & 63 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1915, 1920].

In 1017, he married Ada Cockroft [1868-1947] in Halifax.

They lived at 155 Park Crescent, Sowerby Bridge [with his widowed mother Elizabeth 1911].

He retired to Southport [around 1923].

John Henry died in Southport Infirmary, Scarisbrick New Road [19th August 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £870 5/3d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ada.

Ada lived at 1 Newton Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1947].

She died in Horley [11th August 1947].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £4,796 16/11d.

Probate was granted to Miss Elsie Farrar, James Harold Shoesmith (ironmonger), and Fred Whiteley Teal (solicitor) 

Shoesmith, Joseph
[1794-18??] He was a gardener of Skircoat [1814] / a gardener [1841] / a farmer & market gardener of 25 acres [1851] / a gardener [1860].

On 17th January 1814, he married Mary Denton [1794-18??].


Mary came from Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Martha [b 1820]
  3. Alice [1822-1906] who was living on own means [1891, 1901] and was buried at All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [17th January 1906]
  4. William
  5. James
  6. Elizabeth [b 1830]
  7. Denton [b 1836]

The family lived at

Joseph died 19th November 1860.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £600.

The will was proved by sons John & William

Shoesmith, Joseph Arthur
[1922-1944] Son of Martha Annie & Herbert Shoesmith of Triangle.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 28th June 1944 (aged 22).

He was buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy [IX F 2].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Shoesmith, Kenneth Denton
[1890-1939] Artist.

He was the illegitimate son of Mary Hannah Shoesmith, the daughter of Denton Shoesmith.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [9th October 1890].

He grew up in Blackpool.

He became a Conway Cadet on HMS Conway at Liverpool [1906]. He went to sea and joined the Royal Mail Line as a junior officer [1909]

He was a mariner (merchant shipping) staying at 1 Terminus Terrace, Southampton [1911] / awarded Certificate of Competency as Second Mate of a Foreign-going Steamship, at Liverpool [6th October 1911] / 2nd Officer [1916] / awarded Certificate of Competency as Master for Foreign-going Steamships only [19th October 1917] / Chief Officer.

He continued drawing and painting whilst travelling the world with the Royal Mail Line and Southern Railways.

In 1918, he left the Navy to become a full-time painter and commercial artist. He produced many advertising posters for Royal Mail Line and for Thomas Forman who published Cunard's famous posters, creating some of their best-known images.

He was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters & Watercoulourers & the British Society of Poster Designers.

In 1930, First Lord Vestey owner of the Blue Star Line had commissioned Shoesmith to paint a series of murals depicting the English victory of 1588 over the Spanish Armada for the dining room of his home Kingswood in Dulwich.

On 18th April 1916, he married Sarah Ritchie [1887-19??] at Hendon


Sarah, of 57 Highfield Avenue, was the daughter of Thomas Ritchie, gentleman
 

Children:

  1. J.

The family lived at

  • 10 Alyth Gardens, Hendon, Middlesex [1920]
  • 4 Willifield Way, Hendon, Middlesex [1932, 1939]

Kenneth died at Hendon [6th April 1939] (aged 48).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,250 4/3d [Resworn £4,260 12/4d].

In 1975, Sarah gave the entire contents of his studio to the Ulster Museum

Shoesmith, Lewis William Henry
[1859-1???] Son of James Shoesmith.

He was a market gardener [1881] / a farmer/market gardener [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a market gardener [1906] / a retired market gardener [1911].

In 1879, he married Betsy Howorth [1858-1932].

Children:

  1. James William [b 1879] who was a market gardener [1932, 1952]
  2. Florence Alma [1883-1956] who never married and died [29th February 1956] at Halifax General Hospital, leaving effects valued at £5,897 4/2d
  3. Harold Percy [b 1888] who was a dental student [1911], a dental surgeon [1932, 1952]
  4. Emily May [b 1892] who never married
  5. Harry Basil [b 1894] who was an apprentice market gardener [1911]

The family lived at

  • Scarr Bottom, Halifax [1881]
  • Scarr Bottom [1891]
  • Upper Woodhouse, Halifax [1901]
  • 54 Moorcliffe, Savile Park, Halifax [1911]
  • Upper Woodhouse, Halifax [1932, 1952]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] were Thomas Toolan [b 1838] (farm labourer born in Ireland) & Michael Toolan [b 1878] (farm labourer born in Ireland).

Betsy died 17th January 1932 (aged 74).

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [20th January 1932]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £300.

Administration was granted to sons James William and Harold Percy.

Lewis William Henry died 12th January 1952.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,876 14/1d.

Administration was granted to sons James William and Harold Percy

Shoesmith, Margaret Ann
[1850-1927] Daughter of John Shoesmith.

She never married.

In 1901, she was living at 4 Stafford Place, Halifax with

  • her sister Annie Maria (aged 47) 
  • her brothers Tom (aged 41) Market Gardener's manager
  • John William (aged 36) 
  • Eliza Brown [b 1876] (servant) 

In 1911, she was still living at 4 Stafford Place with

  • her sister Ann Maria
  • her brother Joseph (57) Market Gardener
  • Eva Cobb [b 1887] servant

Margaret Ann died 17th February 1927 (aged 76).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £15,317 2/6d.

Probate was granted to Annie Maria Shoesmith and Tom Shoesmith (gentleman).

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [21st February 1927].

Annie Maria of Bright View, Halifax died 30th October 1939.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £72,401 13/10d.

Probate was granted to Vernon Alec Milligan (engineer)  and Harold Ingham Bearder (solicitor) 

Shoesmith, Robert Walker
[1861-1914] Son of Joe Shoesmith.

He was a pupil at a school at South Shore, Blackpool [1871] / a solicitor's articled clerk [1881] / a solicitor [1891] / a solicitor of Addington House, Halifax [1897] / a solicitor [1901, 1911, 1913].

On 22nd September 1897, he married Laura Kershaw [1870-1920].


Laura, of Addington House, was the daughter of James Kershaw, civil engineer
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis Kershaw (Shoesmith) [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • Warley Town [1901]
  • 11 Princes Gate, Halifax [1911, 1914]

Robert died at Dr Thorburn's Nursing Home, Manchester. [6th March 1914] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £142 5/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Laura, his brother Frederick Charles Shoesmith (iron merchant), and George Parker (solicitor).

Laura died in 1920 (aged 49) 

Shoesmith, Squire
[1791-1801] Son of Mary & Jude Shoesmith of Dryclough.

Baptised at Colne, Lancashire [10th April 1791].

He was a farmer [1827, 1841, 1851, 1856]

On 2nd November 1820, he married Margaret (Peggy) Ashworth [1796-18??].


Margaret, of Colne, was the daughter of George Ashworth.

She was a farmer of 20 acres [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Judy [b 1823]
  2. John [b 1825]
  3. Susy [b Walshaw 26th July 1827] who married Levi Naylor
  4. Margaret [b 1834] who married John Ambler
  5. Thomas [b 1829] who was living on own means, at Illingworth Row, Ovenden [1891]

The family lived at

  • Castle Carr, Midgley [1841, 1851]
  • Hamilton Hill, Ovenden [1871]

Living with them [in 1841] was Charles Leming [b 1801].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Squire.

Squire died in 1861.

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel - Grave purchased by Squire Shoesmith of Castle Carr:

  • Judith Stansfield of Owl Nook was buried 13th April 1850
  • Squire Shoesmith was buried 16th February 1861
  • Peggy Shoesmith of Hamilton Hill was buried 1st December 1875 (age 80) 
  • Thomas Shoesmith, son of Squire & Peggy Shoesmith, was buried 13th November 1899 (age 70) 

Shoesmith, Squire
[1847-19??] Grandson of Squire Shoesmith; parents unknown.

Born in Midgley.

He was a husbandman of Ovenden [1870] / a farm servant [1871] / a farmer [1881, 1891].

On 22nd September 1870, he married Emma Smith [1842-1893].


Emma, of Ovenden, was born in Skircoat, the daughter of John Smith, sawyer
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1876]

The family lived at

Emma died in 1893 (aged 59).

She was buried at Illingworth Church

In 1895, Squire married (2) Sarah Jane Appleyard [1854-19??].

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah Jane's daughters Elizabeth E. [b 1879] & Evelyn [b 1881]

Shoesmith, Thomas
[1836-1???] Son of Edward Shoesmith, wool comber.

Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith of Haley Hill, Northowram [1887] / a blacksmith [1891].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1887, he married (2) Mary at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary née Holgate, was the widow of
Jonathan Murgatroyd
 

The family lived at

  • 9 Bankfield Terrace, Northowram [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] were visitor John Murgatroyd and nephews & nieces:

  • John Murgatroyd [b 1865] who was a nephew labourer in brickyard [1891]
  • Elizabeth Murgatroyd [b 1867] who was a niece silk drawer [1891]
  • Sarah Ann Murgatroyd [b 1873] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  • Harriet Murgatroyd [b 1875]
  • Ellen Murgatroyd [b 1876] who was a worsted knitter [1891]

Shoesmith, William
[1824-1???] Son of Joseph Shoesmith

He was a butcher of Halifax [1848] / a butcher [1851, 1860] / a master butcher [1861] / a butcher [1871, 1881].

He married 26th October 1848 Margaret Coulthard [1823-1???].


Margaret, of Halifax, was the daughter of John Coulthard, butcher
 

Children:

  1. Anna Maria [b 1850]
  2. James [b 1852]
  3. Tom [b 1855]
  4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1857] who married [1879] Samuel Tweed Dyson (machinist), son of James Dyson (machinist) 
  5. Arthur
  6. Martha Alice [b 1861]
  7. Minnie [b 1864]

The family lived at

  • 66 New Market, Halifax [1851]
  • Skircoat Green Village, Halifax [1861]
  • 46 Skircoat Green, Halifax [1871]
  • 46 Skircoat, Green, Halifax [1881]

William died 10th June 1886.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,206 12/-.

The will was proved by his son Arthur.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell William [14th June 1886] (aged 61); Margaret [1st January 1891] (aged 65) 

Shoesmith, William
[1865-1929] Son of George Shoesmith.

He was an errand boy at a chemical works [1881] / a mechanic turner [1891].

He succeeded his mother, Elizabeth, and stepfather, Thomas Broadbent, to become landlord of the Navigation, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1905, 1911, 1920].

In [Q2] 1891, he married (1) Martha Riley in Halifax.


Martha was the daughter of Benjamin Riley
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. James Harold [b 1895] who was a tinner's apprentice [1911], a sheet metal worker [1929]

Martha died 8th September 1899 (aged 32).

In [Q1] 1900, he married (2) Martha Ann Culpan [1872-1918] in Halifax.


Martha Ann came from Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1900] who took over at the Navigation [1929]
  2. Clara [b 1906]
  3. Fred [b 1908] who was a worsted operative [1929]

Martha Ann died 19th March 1918 (aged 46).

William died 7th October 1929 (aged 63).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,727 1/-.

Probate was granted to children: James Harold, Wilfred, Fred, and Clara.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby .

Son Wilfred took over at the Navigation [1929]

 

Shoesmith surname
Other forms of the surname include Shucksmith, Sixsmith and Sucksmith.

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

John Shoesmith is recorded at Shelf in 1672

There are several entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Shoesmith, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Shoesmith:


Marriage 1920; Death 1899
 



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