Thorpe ...



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

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Mr Thorpe [1???-1873]
Rev. A. R. Thorpe [18??-19??]
Benjamin Thorpe [1???-18??]
Duke Thorpe [1821-1866]
Frank Helliwell Thorpe [1885-1917]
Fred Thorpe [1915-1943]
Frederick Thorpe [1868-19??]
George Thorpe [1???-18??]
George Thorpe [1891-1917]
James Thorpe [1???-15??]
James Thorpe [1793-18??]
Rev James Furniss Thorpe [1847-1920]
Jeremy Thorpe [1???-16??]
John Thorpe [1???-15??]
John Clay Thorpe [1877-1946]
John Lewis Thorpe [1896-1917]
John William Thorpe [1881-1918]
Joseph Thorpe [1786-1859]
Joseph Thorpe [1822-1894]
Nathan William Thorpe [1895-1916]
Robert Thorpe [1???-14??]
Thomas Thorpe [1853-1920]
William Thorpe [1???-1640]
William Thorpe [14??-15??]
William Thorpe [15??-15??]
William Thorpe [17??-18??]
William Thorpe [1790-1813]
William Henry Thorpe [1845-1914]
Willie Thorpe [1882-1916] 


Thorpe, Mr
[1???-1873] A woolstapler at Halifax. Chairman of the Halifax School Board. He died at Llandudno [23rd September 1873]

Thorpe, Rev. A. R.
[18??-19??] Son of William Henry Thorpe.

He was diocesan chaplain in Aberdeen [1914]

Thorpe, Benjamin
[1???-18??] At the Spring Assizes 1831, he pleaded guilty to having robbed his employer, Joseph Lister of Halifax. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land for 7 years. He was one of 225 convicts who left England on the Gilmore [31st October 1831]

Thorpe, Duke
[1821-1866] Or Thorp.

Son of Mary & Joseph Thorp.

Born in Greetland.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [24th March 1822].

He was a farmer of 10 acres [1861].

In 1844, he married (1) Harriet Crossley [1821-1846] in Halifax.

Harriet died 15th January 1846 (aged 25).

In [Q1] 1860, he married (2) Ann Brearley [1820-1879] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Greetland. She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  1. Eliza Brearley [b 1846] who was a woollen power loom weaver [1861]
  2. John R. Brearley [b 1850] who was a woollen piecer [1861]

The family lived at Rochdale Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861].

Duke died 22nd October 1866 (aged 45).

Ann died 27th October 1879 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: R9] with William Henry Butterworth

Thorpe, Frank Helliwell
[1885-1917] Son of Thomas Thorpe.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a member of Luddendenfoot United Methodist Free Church & School / a woollen weft boy [1901] / a woollen warper [1911] / employed by James Clay & Company Limited, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he enlisted [9/1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 10th October 1917 (aged 32).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [29th December 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Luddendenfoot Council Offices

Thorpe, Fred
[1915-1943] Son of John Clay Thorpe.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds in North Africa [8th April 1943] (aged 28).

He was buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref 3 E 10].

He is remembered on the family grave at Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Thorpe, Frederick
[1868-19??] Born in Lindley, Huddersfield.

He was a cotton warp twister [1901] / a warp twister [1911].

In 1892, he married Alice Ann Clarke in Halifax.


Alice Ann was born in Thornton, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Nathan William
  2. Jane Annie [b 1898] who was a spinner (worsted mill) [1911]
  3. Edith Alice [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 3 Firth's Court, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Richardson Street, Halifax [1911]

Thorpe, George
[1???-18??] From Rastrick.

On 24th June 1825, he married Susannah Horsfall from Rastrick, at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane / Mary Ann [1830-1898] who married Jonathan Wolfenden

Both George and Susannah were dead by 1841

Thorpe, George
[1891-1917] Son of Joe Thorpe, carter.

He was a labourer of Holywell Green, Stainland [1916] / for employed by Dempster's in Elland.

He married Hetty Dixon [1890-19??] at St Andrew's Church, Stainland.


Hetty, of Holywell Green, Stainland, was the daughter of Albert Dixon, joiner
 

They lived at Station Road, Holywell Green.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 13th May 1917 (aged 26).

He and his comrade Horace Milton Wheater, who trained together, were killed by the same shell.

He was buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France [Grave Ref I P 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

Thorpe, James
[1???-15??] Of Yew Trees, Lightcliffe. Brother of John Thorpe. In 1529, he and his brother gave money for the endowment of Eastfield Chapel

Thorpe, James
[1793-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War.

He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

Thorpe, Rev James Furniss
[1847-1920] Born in Featherstone.

He was a clothier & outfitter (tailor) [1881] / Curate at Heptonstall [1888, 1892]. He left to become vicar of Bruntcliffe, Morley.

In 1872, he married Fanny Naylor Peace [1846-1935] from Ossett, at Dewsbury.

Children:

The family lived at

  • 65 Low Street, Keighley [1881]
  • Slater Bank, Heptonstall [1891]
  • St Andrew's Vicarage, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley, Dewsbury [1901]
  • 24 Willows Avenue, Lytham, Fylde, Lancashire [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was a boarder Albert E Rhodes [aged 18] assistant clothier & outfitter from Durham

Thorpe, Jeremy
[1???-16??] In 1647, he sold Yew Trees, Lightcliffe to Thomas Lister

Thorpe, John
[1???-15??] Of Yew Trees, Lightcliffe. Brother of James Thorpe. In 1529, he and his brother gave money for the endowment of Eastfield Chapel

Thorpe, John Clay
[1877-1946] Son of Thomas Thorpe.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a woollen cloth miller [1901] / a woollen cloth finisher [1911].

In [Q2] 1902, he married Florence Bracewell [1879-1946] in Halifax.


Florence was born in King Cross, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Maurice Bracewell [b 15th September 1904]
  2. Cyril [b 13th January 1908]
  3. Allen [1913-1915]
  4. Fred

The family lived at Luddendenfoot.

Florence died 24th January 1946 (aged 67).

John died 10th April 1946 (aged 69).

He was buried at Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot

Thorpe, John Lewis
[1896-1917] Son of Mary Hannah & James Thorpe of 8 Spring Terrace, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed at Bulow Farm [1st October 1917] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Thorpe, John William
[1881-1918]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

They lived at 27 Saltburn Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 37).

He was buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref V F 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Thorpe, Joseph
[1786-1859] Of Greetland.

He married Mary [1791-1847].

Children:

  1. Lavinia [1826-17th November 1892] who married Benjamin Sykes

Mary died 2nd May 1847 (aged 56).

Joseph died 18th December 1859 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: S3]

Thorpe, Joseph
[1822-1894] Landlord of the Woodman, Brighouse [1891, 1894].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Thorpe, Nathan William
[1895-1916] Son of Frederick Thorpe.

He was a member of Broad Street Wesleyan Church / a teacher at Broad Street Wesleyan School / an assistant (boot trade) [1911] / employed by Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Crown Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Thorpe, Robert
[1???-14??] Of Lightcliffe. In 1439, he was charged with taking away an ox from Shelf pinfold

Thorpe, Thomas
[1853-1920] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen spinner [1874, 1901, 1911].

In 1874, he married (1) Eliza Helliwell [1847-1907] in Halifax.


Eliza was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. John Clay
  2. Annie [b 1876]
  3. Willie Crabtree [b 1878] who was a woollen cloth miller [1901]
  4. Emily [b 1881] who was a woollen cloth burler [1901]
  5. Frank Helliwell
  6. Lillian [b 1892] who was a blanket weaver [1911]

Eliza died in Halifax [Q3 1907] (aged 60).

In [Q4] 1907, he married Mary Helliwell [1852-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Cold Edge, Yorkshire
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Ramsden Street, Wheatley [1881]
  • 16 Osborne Terrace, Luddendenfoot [1891, 1901]
  • 17 Bank Buildings, Luddendenfoot [1911]
  • 9 Lane Side, Luddendenfoot [1918]

Thorpe, William
[1???-1640] Of Hipperholme.

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. William [b 1621] who was apprenticed to a weaver [1640]

In 1637, he married (2) Martha Saltonstall.

In 1638, the family went to America – (possibly) with Rev Richard Denton, and at the behest of Martha's brother, Richard Saltonstall, in an attempt to set up a textile venture in America.

They settled in Connecticut.

William died in 1640.

His son William inherited his father's rights and entitlements in New Haven

Thorpe, William
[14??-15??] Of Shelf. In a deed dated 9th February 1537, he left a bequest of 6/8d to be paid forever for a priest in the township of Hipperholme to sing and pray for his soul.

This chapel

nowe newly maid at Hypperome

is believed to be Coley Chapel.

He married Isabel.

See Arthur Bentley

Thorpe, William
[15??-15??] Of Slead Syke, Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sara who married Robert Hanson

Thorpe, William
[17??-18??] Of London. Around 1826, he built cottages at Thorpe Place, Sowerby

Thorpe, William
[1790-1813] A cloth dresser of Huddersfield.

He was a Luddite.

In January 1813, he, George Mellor and Thomas Smith were tried for the murder of William Horsfall.

The indictment was that, on 28th April last, Mellor fired a pistol, loaded with bullets &c at Horsfall, by which firing he received a mortal wound on the left side of his belly, of which wound he languished until the 30th April and then died; and that the prisoners were present, aiding and abetting Mellor to commit the said crime, and that the 3 prisoners wilfully murdered William Horsfall.

It was said that one of the Judges at Smith's trial was Joseph Radcliffe, who had led the hunt to capture the 3 men. Effectively sitting in judgment on the evidence which he himself had collected.

The Jury found them all guilty. They were executed at the Tyburn, York [8th January 1813].

A fourth man – Benjamin Walker – had been Mellor's chief accomplice and turned King's Evidence for the £2,000 reward.

Their bodies were taken to the County Hospital in York, for dissection and medical research.

He was unmarried. Shillitoe visited his sister

Thorpe, William Henry
[1845-1914] Born 21st September 1845.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son A. R.
  2. daughter

He died 18th February 1914 (aged 68).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [26th February 1914] following a service at the new St Paul's Church, King Cross conducted by his son

Thorpe, Willie
[1882-1916] Son of Elizabeth & Joseph Thorpe.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 1st May 1916 (aged 34).

He was buried at Cragg Vale Wesleyan Chapel.

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

 

Thorpe surname
The surname may originate in Thorp

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

Unattached BMDs for Thorpe:


Marriages 1894, 1907, 1912
 

The Thorpe family of Lightcliffe
Aka Thorp. Thomas de Thorpe is mentioned at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe in 1379 and in 1405. The family may take their name from Thorp



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