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

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Thorp, AnnRef 426-9950
[1821-1???] Daughter of Squire Thorp.

In 1847, she married James Gill.

James died in 1855.

In 1858, she married William Howarth.

She was a wool moiter (?) [1861]

William died between 1861 & 1871.

Ann was a laundress [1871].

They lived at Brockwell, Sowerby [1871].

Living with her [in 1871] were her children Thomas Gill, Ellen Gill, Fred B Howarth, and Emma Howarth

Thorp, ArthurRef 426-70
[1844-1912] Son of Isaac Thorp, labourer.

Born in High Bentley, Shelf.

He was a miner of Shelf [1864] / a miner [1867] / a coal miner [1871, 1881] / a plasterer's labourer [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a dairy farmer [1911].

On 26th December 1864, he married Martha Murgatroyd [1843-1914].


Martha, of Shelf, was the daughter of Richard Murgatroyd, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Phoebe [b 27th February 1867; bapt 19th April 1867; d [Q4] 1868]
  3. Clara [4th June 1868-Q2/1952] who was a cotton & worsted spinner [1881], roving cloth goods (worsted mill) [1911], a plush dresser [1891], a mohair & alpaca factory worker [1901], retired & incapacitated [1939]
  4. Titus [Q1/1872-Q4/1952] who was working on farm [1911], a plush twister's labourer [1891], a farmer's son [1901]
  5. Phoebe [31st August 1875-Q1/1951] who was drowing cloth goods (worsted mill) [1911], a worsted spinner [1891], a dress stuff worker [1901], a worsted rover [1939]
  6. John Greenwood [Q1/1870-Q2/1871]
  7. Sarah [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a dress stuff worker [1901], & married Maurice Griffiths
  8. Mary [b 1878] who was a silk spinner [1891], a dressmaker [1901], & married Albert Dobson
  9. Albert [b 1880] who was a silk dresser [1911]
  10. Ezra
  11. child who died young [before 1911]
  12. child who died young [before 1911]
  13. child
  14. child
  15. child

They lived at

  • High Bentley, Shelf [1871]
  • Brow Lane, Shelf [1881]
  • 13 Cardigan Street, Clayton [1891]
  • Collier Syke Farm, Queensbury [1901]
  • Browside Farm, Northowram [1908, 1911]
  • 17 Cote Hill Fold, Halifax (Clara & Phoebe) [1939]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q4 1912] (aged 68).

Martha died in Halifax [Q1 1914] (aged 70) 

Thorp, AustinRef 426-1116
[1873-1918] CMG, DSO.

Son of Dr Charles William Thorp.

In 1911, he married Edith May Petrie [1882-19??] in Todmorden.


Edith May came from Rochdale
 

They lived at Elm Cottage, Camberley, Surrey [1918].

He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery [1900].

He was posted to Burma, where he was quartered with the 8th Bengal Native Mountain Battery, and was promoted to Captain [1900].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thorp was awarded the Ordre de Léopold avec Palme and the Croix de Guerre.

He was killed [30th October 1918], a few days before the Armistice was signed.

He was buried at Le Cateau Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II B 1]

Thorp, Benjamin HoltRef 426-1426
[1832-1885] Or Thorpe.

Born 5th August 1832,

He was Vicar's Warden [for 14 years], and one of the Head Masters of the Brighouse National School [for 30 years].

He sold [loaned?] books to his pupils for 3d per week.

In 1857, he married Sarah Fisher [1835-1922] at Halifax.

He died 30th December 1885.

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse near the south door of the Church

Thorp, Dr Charles WilliamRef 426-499
[1842-1915] LRCPI (1863), FRCSI (Exam 1874).

Son of Gabriel Thorp, surgeon.

Born in Kerry, Ireland.

He was at Stevens Hospital, Dublin [1860] before becoming Medical practitioner, physician and surgeon in Todmorden [1870, 1895].

Family stories tell that


Charles William owed his successful start in Todmorden to the patronage of one of the Fieldens, whom he had rescued from the Moors after Fielden had had a riding accident.

Fielden paid for all Thorp's daughters to be privately educated

 

Charles William was an Army Medical Reserve – Surgical Major 2nd VB Lancs Fusiliers.

In 1873, he succeeded Dr James Hardman as certifying surgeon for factories at Todmorden.

In March 1891, his salary as Medical Officer was raised from £25 to £35.

He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895], and was Medical Officer of Health for Todmorden Urban District [1895] and Todmorden Union Workhouse.

In 1905, he was at the Sourhall Isolation Hospital

On 4th August 1869, he married Edith Spencer at St Mary the Virgin, Eccles, Lancashire.


Edith, of Seedley Road, Pendleton, was the daughter of Francis Spencer, manufacturer
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1870]
  2. Spencer
  3. Austin
  4. Harold
  5. Norah [b 1877]
  6. Norman
  7. Gerald [b 1881]
  8. Kathleen [b 1884] who was a sketch maker [1911]
  9. Olive [b 1887]

They lived at

  • Pavement, Todmorden [1871]
  • Dobroyd House, Todmorden [1881, 1911]

Charles died in Todmorden [Q4 1915] (aged 73).

See Frederick Castle

Thorp, DukeRef 426-521
[1822-1866] In April 1867, John Drinkwater was charged with the manslaughter of Thorp.

On 22nd October 1866, the 2 men and a group of others were drinking at the Rose & Crown, Greetland when they determined to have some cheese & onions fried in a pan. Thorp undertook the cooking, and as he did, Drinkwater insisted on putting additional salt & pepper in the pan. This led to a dispute, and Thorp threatened to hit the other with a dripping-pan if he did not desist, A quarrel ensued and Drinkwater, seized the frying-pan with both hands and struck Thorp on the head. He fell to the floor and was taken home, where he died later that evening.

At the trial in August 1867, the Jury were of the opinion that Drinkwater simply intended to throw the onions at Thorp, and not the pan. Drinkwater was acquitted

Thorp, EzraRef 426-331
[1881-19??] Son of Arthur Thorp.

He was an apprentice joiner [1901] / a joiner of 21 Commercial Street, Thornton [1907].

On 12th August 1907, he married Bertha Annie Rowlands [1883-19??] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Bertha Annie, a weaver of 19 Commercial Street, Thornton, was the daughter of John Rowlands, stonemason
 

Thorp, FieldenRef 426-2
[1832-1921] BA.

Son of Joseph Thorp.

Born in Halifax

He was an assistant teacher at Bootham, St Giles, York [1851] / schoolmaster at the Friends School, 20 Bootham, St Giles, York [1861, 1871] / Fellow of University College, London [1871] / a retired schoolmaster [1881].

In [Q2] 1860, he married Amy Jane Clark [1838-1911] in Wells, Somerset.


Amy Jane was born in Street, Somerset
 

They lived at

  • 20 Bootham, St Giles, York [1851, 1861, 1871]
  • 18 Blossom Street, Micklegate, York [1881]

Amy died in York [Q1 1911] (aged 73).

Fielden died in York [Q1 1921] (aged 88) 

Thorp, FredRef 426-343
[1866-1???] Son of Arthur Thorp.

Born 31st July 1866.

Baptised at St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf [19th April 1867].

He was a hurrier in coal mine [1881] / a plush weaver [1891] / a dyer of Clayton Heights, Clayton [1892].

On 8th October 1892, he married Sarah Jane Drake [1869-1???] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Sarah Jane, a weaver of 7 Ramsden Court, Horton, was the daughter of Jonathan Drake, wool sorter
 

Thorp, Dr HaroldRef 426-607
[1875-1962] MRCS, LRCP (Lond 1898), MB (1901), CHB, DPH (1904).

Third son of Dr Charles William Thorp.

Born in Todmorden [4th April 1875].

He was educated at Bedford County School, Kempston, Bedfordshire (boarding school) [1891]. He qualified at Owens College & Middlesex, and became a physician & surgeon at Todmorden [1905] / house surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary [1900] / house surgeon at Warrington Infirmary [1900-1942] / district medical officer, workhouse & public vaccination at Todmorden [1920-1930] / district medical officer public vaccination at Todmorden [1935] / a physician & surgeon [1939].

On 24th April 1907, he married Mabel Sutcliffe [18??-1921].


Mabel, of Thornton-in-Craven, was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1908]
  2. Mary [b Q1/1912]
  3. Joan [b Q3/1916]

They lived at

  • Dobroyd House, Todmorden [1881]
  • Vale Manse, Cornholme, Todmorden [1905-1910]
  • North View, Todmorden [1915-1942]
  • High Trees, Theescombe Lane, Amberley, Stroud, Gloucestershire [1962]

Mabel died in Todmorden [Q4 1921].

Harold died 18th November 1962

Thorp, JamesRef 426-4
[1838-1907] Born 9th November 1838.

In [Q1] 1862, he married Grace Crabtree [1833-1899] in Halifax.


Grace was born 6th March 1833, the daughter of
William Crabtree
 

James died 26th February 1907 (aged 69).

Grace died 11th December 1899 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1563] with Grace's parents

Thorp, JohnRef 426-427
[16??-1???] Of Cinder Hills, Hipperholme.

Heywood records that


his brother, Thomas Whitley, left him £200 per annum, but he spent it lavishly and was brought to beggary
 

and in another entry


[Thorp] coming from Halifax on Saturday night November 20th 1680, shot off a pistol towards my study window, which I did not know of till I heard that he bragged of it, saying I put out my candle, run out, which was not true, for I studied about an hour after, heard a great laughter when it went off, it seems somebody was with him and they made sport of it. Lord, pardon their folly
 

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. 2 sons [both stillborn October 1675]

Thorp, JohnRef 426-2880
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1908, when he was described as

formerly of the Shibden Mill Inn

He married Emma [1845-1908].

Emma was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Thorp, JohnRef 426-481
[1815-1889]

He married Hannah [1813-1873].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1842-27th November 1861]
  2. Elizabeth [1871-9th November 1876]
  3. Clara [April 1876-23rd November 1876]
  4. Milford [May 1876-1st March 1879]

Hannah died 20th December 1873 (aged 60).

John died 8th August 1889 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3980]

Thorp, JohnRef 426-609
[1885-1917] Son of Gertrude & Richard A. Thorp.

He married Mary Agnes.

They lived at 1 Oldroyd, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 1st March 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church [South-East Corner 194]

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Chapel, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Thorp, JosephRef 426-420
[1???-1???]

In [Q2] 1838, he married Mary Birtwhistle in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Francis Birtwhistle.

She was a card setter [1841]

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1839]
  2. William [b 1841]

In 1841 Mary & the children were living with her parents at Mount Pellon, Halifax

Thorp, JosephRef 426-576
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Thorp, JosephRef 426-345
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the 19th Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Thorp, JosephRef 426-234
[1803-1873] JP.

Son of Hannah & John Thorp, joiner & builder of Leeds.

Born in Leeds.

He was a Quaker / a Liberal / in the wool trade / a woolstapler at Halifax [1830, 1841] / a wool merchant [1851] / one of the Trustees appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823] / Chairman of the Halifax School Board / second President of The Halifax Temperance Society [1857] / President of The British Temperance League [1864-1866] / a supporter of the Ragged School / President & Treasurer of the British School / President of the Halifax Auxiliary Bible Society.

As a member of the temperance movement, he gave the drinking fountain in People's Park, and the drinking Fountain on Savile Park to the town [1869].

In 1830, he married Hannah Fielden [1801-18??] at Calder Bridge near Garstang.


Hannah, of Lancaster, was the daughter of Rachel & Samuel Fielden, grocer of Lancaster
 


The marriage was registered at the Society of Friends monthly meeting, Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Fielden
  2. Ellen Elizabeth [b 1839] who married Dr William Waite
  3. Joseph [b 1841]

They lived at

In his latter years, he suffered from heart problems, and went to Llandudno, Wales for his health [August 1873].

He died in Llandudno [23rd September 1873] (aged 70).

His body was brought back to Halifax for burial.

He was buried at the Quaker Burial Ground, Halifax. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £35,000.

The will was proved by his widow Hannah, son Fielden and son-in-law William Waite.

Hannah died in Halifax [15th May 1879] (aged 78).

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

The will was proved by son Fielden, daughter Ellen Elizabeth and son-in-law William Waite

Thorp, JosephRef 426-520
[1838-1916] Born 5th January 1838.

He was treasurer & deacon at Heath Congregational Church, Halifax / a member of the offices staff at Crossley's Carpets, Dean Clough.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Harold
  2. son

They lived at 2 Wallace Street, Halifax [1916].

In August 1916, he fell as he was getting off a tram at Shay Lane, on his way from Waterhouse Street, Halifax to Netherton Mill, Holmfield.

He died 27th September 1916 (aged 78) 

Thorp, NormanRef 426-3
[1879-1???] Son of Dr Charles William Thorp.

He was an architect and designed the general scheme of the Memorial Garden in Todmorden

Thorp, Richard deRef 426-5500
[1???-13??] In 1334, John de Rokis was charged with drawing blood from Richard de Thorp and was fined 2/-

Thorp, SpencerRef 426-1112
[1872-19??] Son of Dr Charles William Thorp.

He was a medical student [1891].

In 1895, he accompanied Samuel Nothard to the Pasteur Institute in Paris after Nothard had been bitten by a rabid dog

Thorp, SquireRef 426-8830
[17??-18??] Of Sowerby.

He was a cloth dryer / a cropper [1858].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ann

Thorp, SquireRef 426-242
[1786-18??] He was a woollen cloth dresser [1841].

Around 1820, he married Sarah [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1821] who was a worsted twister [1841]
  2. John [b 1828] who was a silk piecer [1841]
  3. Joseph [b 1832]
  4. James [b 1834]
  5. Sarah [b 1837]

They lived at Style, Sowerby [1841]

Thorp, ThomasRef 426-294
[1???-1737] Of Slead Syke.

The Northowram Register records that he was

a Papist

Thorp, Thomas E.Ref 426-312
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Marines.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Thorp, WilliamRef 426-1269
[16??-1???] He owned Northowram Hall in the 17th century.

In 1690, he fold the property to Joseph Crowther.

His extreme brutality brought such fear to the neighbourhood that it has been said that when the Brontë family sought proof for their writings of the cruelties that man can devise, they studied the history of William Thorp


Question: Does anyone know how Thorp acquired this reputation for brutality?

 

 

 

Thorp surnameRef 426-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Thorp, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Thorp

Baptism 1819; Marriages 1846, 1858, 1864, 1877, 1888, 1906, 1928; Deaths 1899, 1907

 

See Thorpe Surname




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