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Thomas, MrRef 86-1198
[17??-18??] Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas

Thomas, MrRef 86-184
[18??-18??] Owned Hebden Hey, Hardcastle Crags

Thomas, MrRef 86-880
[18??-19??] In 1868, he and Lloyd Hargreaves established business as pattern makers at Gaol Lane, Halifax

Thomas, AbrahamRef 86-897
[1722-1822] He attended Heath Grammar School [1735]. Great-uncle of John Thomas.

He died in the 100th year of his age

Thomas, AbrahamRef 86-68
[1819-18??] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen handloom weaver [1851, 1861] / a woollen weaver [1871, 1891].

Around 1849, he married Hannah [1820-18??].


Hannah was born in Norland / Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [b 1843] who was a part-timer / worsted worker [1851], a woollen handloom weaver [1861]
  2. William [b 1845] who was a piecer at woollen factory [1861]
  3. Thomas Clay
  4. Alice Clay [b 1852] who was a spinner at worsted factory [1861], a woollen twister [1871]
  5. Dan Clay
  6. Charles
  7. Wallace Clay [b 1861] who was a part-timer / worsted bobbin doffer [1871]

The family lived at

  • 20 Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Greetland [1871]
  • Lower Scar, Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]

Living with them [in 1861, 1871] was Abraham's widowed mother Hannah Thomas [b 1779].

Living with Abraham [in 1891] were son Dan & his family

Thomas, AdaRef 86-1263
[1865-1952] Daughter of John Thomas.

In 1881, she was a pupil at Walterclough Hall Private School.

Ada was a governess for much of her life.

At the time that Hannah Frances Churchyard wrote her will [1903], Ada was described as

Ada Thomas of Vienna, Austria spinster

Ada never married. In later life, she divided her time between staying with relatives and living in hotels in places such as Torquay

Thomas, Albert EdwardRef 86-27
[1872-19??] Born in Walsall, Staffordshire.

He was publican at the Sun Inn, 34 Bolton Street, Blackpool [1901].

In 1897, he married Sarah Jane Royals in Fylde.


Sarah Jane was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Michael Royals.

She had 2 illegitimate sons: Sam and Willie Royals [b 1890]

 

Children:

  1. Reginald Clifton [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • Sun Inn, 34 Bolton Street, Blackpool [1901]
  • 46 Westbourne Grove, Harpurhey, Manchester [1916]

Thomas, AquillaRef 86-70
[1828-1893] (Possibly) son of David Thomas

Born in Halifax.

He was a shoe maker [1861] / a cordwainer [1871] / a shoe maker & cordwainer [1881] / innkeeper at the Duke of Leeds' Arms, Halifax [1891].

In [Q3] 1853, he married (1) Mary Millington [1829-1854] in Halifax.

Mary died 31st October 1854 (aged 25).

He married (2) Esther [1838-1903].


Esther was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Emma who died in infancy
  2. Harry who died in infancy
  3. William [b 1857] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  4. Richard [b 1859] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a wire drawer [1881]
  5. Sarah [b 1862] who was a worsted winder [1881]
  6. Emma [b 1866] who was a worsted winder [1881]
  7. Arthur [b 1869] who was a worsted doffer [1881]; married Fanny & had a daughter Winifred who died 14th March 1902 (aged 2 months) 
  8. Mary [b 1871]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • 1 Martin's Court, Halifax [1861]
  • 16 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1871, 1881]

Aquilla died 15th September 1893 (aged 65).

Esther died 4th April 1903 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3156]

Thomas, ArthurRef 86-6
[1859-1907] Son of William Thomas.

He was a joiner (out of employ) [1881] / a joiner [1882, 1891] / landlord of the Friendly, Warley [1893, 1901, 1905, 1907] / a member of the Hebden Bridge Gun Club / a member of the Fear Not Friendly Society / a cornet player with the Friendly Brass Band.

In 1882, he married Abigail Brown [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Abigail was born in Southowram, the daughter of John Brown
 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1884] who was a butcher [1901]
  2. Albert [b 1891]
  3. Alice H. [b 1893]

The family lived at 9 Water Hill, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [17th August 1907].

Abigail took over at the Friendly [1907-1917]

Thomas, ArthurRef 86-10
[1870-1???] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a cotton warehouseman [1891] / a fustian manufacturer [1901] / a cotton manufacturer [1911].

In 1888, he married Isabella Hartley [1869-1???] in Todmorden.


Isabella was born in Erringden

She was a cotton weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. William Albert
  2. John Edward [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Horsehold, Erringden, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • Eiffel Street, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 6 Birchcliffe Villas, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • Ashleigh, Bispham Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

Thomas, Arthur ClayRef 86-66
[1879-1952] Son of Thomas Clay Thomas.

Born in Greetland.

He was a fish & chip potato fryer [1911].

In [Q1] 1906, he married Lucy Mellor [1877-1961] in Halifax.


Lucy was the daughter of Benjamin Mellor.

She was a woollen cloth weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Carl Clay (Thomas) [b 1907]

They lived at Dob Royd, Stainland [1911].

Arthur Clay died 18th April 1952 (aged 73).

Lucy died 3rd February 1961 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Lucy's brother Sam Mellor

Thomas, Arthur ReginaldRef 86-18
[1898-1917] Son of Sarah & William Thomas of 1 New Shop, Castle Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 1st October 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 52-54 & 162A], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Thomas, Barry MarjoribanksRef 86-1229
[1929-1998] Son of Richard William Thomas.

After their parents left them, he and his brother, Richard Peter, grew up with his grandparents at the Prospect, Sowerby Bridge.

Many of his family played musical instruments. He played for The Friendly Band and, at a young age, played lead cornet. Family stories say that, at some point, he was poached to play for the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

When their grandmother died, the boys had no where to go so Barry joined the Duke of Wellington's regiment as a boy soldier.

He eventually went to Kneller Hall to become an Army Bandmaster. Whilst there he played for the BBC. He was a Royal Trumpeter and the Queen got to know him and regularly spoke to him.

He played at Princess Margaret's wedding, at the opening of Coventry Cathedral, at Sadler's Wells, and at the Café Royal with Louis Armstrong.

He eventually became the Director of Music for The Sultan of Brunei, and was given the equivalent of a Knighthood

Thomas, CatherineRef 86-1058
[1814-18??] Daughter of William Thomas

Thomas, Charles Arthur GodfreyRef 86-82
[1895-1???] Son of Charles W. Thomas.

Born 4th May 1895.

He was a director of the family fireclay business E. & E. Pearson.

In 1931, he married Helena W Higgs-Walker at Bromsgrove.

Children:

  1. Priscilla M. [b 1937]

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant.

They lived at Burys Hill, Pedmore near Stourbridge.

He died there [7th April 1982] (aged 86).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at more than £111,000.

Thomas, Charles ClayRef 86-80
[1858-1???] Son of Abraham Thomas.

He was a cotton lap tenter [1871].

He lived in Brighouse [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Herbert Clay Thomas [b  1897], son of Charles's brother Dan Clay Thomas

Thomas, Charles EdwardRef 86-51
[18??-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a engineer.

In 1897, he married Mary Jane Parker [18??-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Tamworth
 

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Charles Louis [1900-1989]
  3. Alexandra Winifred [b 1902]
  4. Reginald [b 1903]
  5. Ernest [1907-1997]
  6. Harold [1911-1982]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at 4 St Peter's Square, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Thomas, Charles W.Ref 86-17
[1893-1915] Son of Sarah Jane Thomas of 6 Cornholme Terrace, Cornholme.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles Arthur Godfrey

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 15th May 1915 (aged 22).

He was buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey [Sp Mem C 431].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael & All Angels' Church, Cornholme

Thomas, Charles WilliamRef 86-78
[1866-1963] Son of John William Thomas.

Born November 1866.

He joined his mother's family business in Stourbridge, E. & E. Pearson, and followed his father as Managing Director.

He served for many years in the Worcestershire Regiment and rose to the rank of Colonel.

In 1894, he married Alice Maud Green.

Children:

  1. Charles Arthur Geoffrey [b 1895]

Charles (senior) died at Stourbridge in 1963 (aged 97) 

Thomas, Cyril WormaldRef 86-46
[1899-1915] Son of John Henry Thomas.

Born in Luddenden.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 234th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of enteric fever in the Corporation Hospital, Middlesbrough [21st September 1915] (aged 16).

Because the fever was infectious, he was buried at Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough [C C 8946].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Thomas, Dan ClayRef 86-79
[1855-19??] Son of Abraham Thomas.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton under carder [1871] / a cotton carder / cotton scutcher of Greetland [1881] / a carder of Brandy Hole, Greetland [1887] / a cotton carder [1891, 1901, 1902, 1911].

In [Q3] 1876, he married (1) Mary Ann Smith [1855-1881] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Greetland.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage documents

 

Children:

  1. William Clay [b 1877] who was a labourer [1891], a joiner [1901]
  2. Ernest Clay [b 1880] who was a dyer's labourer [1901]

Mary Ann died in Halifax in 1881 (aged 26).

In 1887, Dan married (2) Mary Jane Kemp [1863-1898] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of West Vale, Greetland, was born in South Wales, the daughter of George Kemp, labourer
 

Children:

  1. George Clay [b 1890] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  2. Walter Clay
  3. Fred Clay
  4. Herbert Clay [b 1897] was staying in Brighouse with his uncle Charles Clay Thomas [1901]

Mary Jane died in Halifax in 1898 (aged 35).

In 1902, Dan married (3) Ellen Tattersall [1855-19??] at Halifax Parish Church


Ellen, of Mount, Greetland, was the daughter of Thomas Tattersall, gardener
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Brandy Hole, Greetland [1881]
  • Lower Scar, Brandy Hole, Greetland (with Dan's widowed father) [1891]
  • Brandy Hole, Greetland [1901]
  • Scarr, Greetland [1902]
  • 15 Spring Lane, Greetland [1911]

The 4 youngest sons all served in World War I:


Fred & Herbert enlisted [1st November 1915], and they served together; Fred was awarded was awarded the Military Medal.

George & Walter both enlisted [April 1916]; George was wounded; After a short time in France, Walter was seized by a dangerous fever and died in St Luke's Hospital [January 1917].

All 4 brothers are remembered on the Roll of Honour at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland.

Willie was engaged in government work

 

Dan died in Halifax [Q3 1939] (aged 85) 

Thomas, Rev DanielRef 86-436
[18??-1922] He was at Pudsey before becoming Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1892].

He moved to Dewsbury.

He married Unknown.

Children: Mary Gwendolen who married Mr Berridge

Thomas, DavidRef 86-72
[1791-18??] He was a worsted weaver [1841].

Around 1806, he married Grace [1791-18??].

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1816]
  2. Esau [b 1821]
  3. Daniel [b 1826]
  4. Aquilla [b 1828] – (possibly) Aquilla

The family lived at Nursery Lane, Ovenden [1841]

Thomas, DavidRef 86-1350
[18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1908]. He won caps for Wales while at Halifax

Thomas, Rev David EdgarRef 86-222
[1907-1972] Born in Rotherham [23rd May 1907].

He was curate at Hull before becoming Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot [1953].

He died 11th May 1972

Thomas, DysonRef 86-13
[1895-1915] Son of Herbert Thomas.

He was a shop assistant (furnishing department) [1911] / an assistant at Messrs Simpson's shop, Silver Street, Halifax / a member of Luddendenfoot Congregational Church & School.

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

He was sent to France where he was in charge of a bomb preparation shed some miles from the front.

He was killed by the accidental explosion of a bomb [4:00 pm 12th November 1915] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th November 1915].

He was buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII A B].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School

Thomas, Rev E. WalterRef 86-1162
[18??-19??] From Tonypandy, Wales. He became Minister at Patmos Congregational School, Todmorden [1913]

Thomas, EdgarRef 86-328
[1???-19???] He joined the board of J. & J. Mallinson and became Managing Director.

His son took over the position in the company.

He and Akroyd took over the business and changed the name to Stanley Machine Tool Company

Thomas, EdmondRef 86-65
[1844-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was a clogger [1871].

He married Emma [1845-1???].

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Emma was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Edward Henry Thomas
  2. Emily Jane [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Sowood Green, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1871]

Thomas, EdwardRef 86-592
[1901-1947] Son of Rev Edward George Thomas.

In 1927, he founded The Bachelor Club in Hebden Bridge. He established the Moorlands Bakery, Hebden Bridge

Thomas, Edward ClayRef 86-83
[18??-19??]

In [Q2] 1907, he married Maria Thomas Akroyd in Halifax.


Maria was the daughter of
Thomas Akroyd
 

Children:

  1. Louie [1908-16th November 1918] who was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with her Akroyd grandparents

Thomas, Rev Edward GeorgeRef 86-447
[18??-1936] Born in North Wales.

He was Minister at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack [1903-1936].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Evan
  2. Edward

Thomas, Edward HenryRef 86-64
[1870-1916] Son of Edmond Thomas.

Born in Stainland.

He was a house painter [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Sarah Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1871-1926] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Clarice [b 1896] who was a ring spinner worsted [1911]
  2. Mildred [b 1896] who was a cap spinner worsted [1911]
  3. Maud [b 1900]
  4. Agnes [b 1905]
  5. Carrie [b 1902]
  6. Samuel E. [b 1898] who was a worsted doffer [1911]

The family lived at Drury Lane, Stainland [1911].

Edward Henry died 25th December 1916 (aged 46).

Sarah Elizabeth died 12th December 1926 (aged 55).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with uncle Joseph Sykes

Thomas, EliasRef 86-8
[1???-18??]


Question: Does anyone know anything about this man?

 

Thomas, ElizabethRef 86-1054
[1799-18??] Daughter of William Thomas

Thomas, Ellen AnnRef 86-1056
[1805-18??] Daughter of William Thomas

Thomas, EltonRef 86-277
[188?-195?] Son of Richard Thomas. He attended Birchcliffe Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge.

In 1904, he painted a picture of the church, and this was presented to the church in 1962 for a Dan Taylor rally to mark the bicentenary. In 1???, he took over the family business.

In 1???, he married Bertha.

The business closed in 19??

Thomas, ErnestRef 86-9
[19??-19??] In 1937, he married Lilian Webster in Halifax.


Lilian was the daughter of
William Herbert Webster
 

On the death of William Herbert Webster [1946], Lilian and Ernest Thomas took over and ran the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge until 1961

Thomas, EvanRef 86-334
[1903-1981] Son of Rev Edward George Thomas.

He was known as a Heptonstall poet & journalist

Thomas, Fred ClayRef 86-81
[1895-1966] MM.

Son of Dan Clay Thomas.

He was an assistant woollen worker [1911].

During World War I, he & his brother Herbert enlisted [1st November 1915], and they served together served as Privates with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

They went to France [August 1916].

Their brothers George & Walter both enlisted [April 1916]; George was wounded; Walter died in St Luke's Hospital [January 1917]. Willie was engaged in government work.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for collecting wounded soldiers under shell fire
 

All 4 brothers are remembered on the Roll of Honour at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland.

Fred survived the War.

He died in Halifax [Q1 1966] (aged 71).

Thomas, Fred WhittakerRef 86-522
[1868-1918] Son of Ellen & James Thomas, a cotton mill manager in Rawtenstall.

Born in Rawtenstall [29th August 1868].

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence

On 3rd May 1890, he married Mary Rothwell [1870-1951] from Ainsworth, in Ainsworth.

Children:

  1. James [b 1892]
  2. Annie [b 1894]

The family lived at Lewis Street, Halifax [1903].

He died in Halifax [19th March 1918]

Thomas, Rev GeoffreyRef 86-156
[19??-19??] Vicar of All Souls' Church, Halifax [1974].

In 1980, his was the last family to live at All Souls' Vicarage which had then succumbed to damp and dry rot. They moved to Elm View.

In 1982, he moved to a group of parishes in Dorset

Thomas, GeorgeRef 86-1221
[18??-18??] He kept a beerhouse and marine store in Gaol Lane, Halifax.

On 25th March 1856, Thomas

a stout, well-dressed man

was charged with stealing and retrieving 24 lbs of lead belonging to Henry Blackburn. He was committed for trial

Thomas, GeorgeRef 86-73
[1826-18??] (Possibly) son of Samuel Thomas.

Born in Midgley.

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a beer seller at 37 Gaol Lane, Halifax [1861].

He married Sarah [1823-1906].


Sarah was born in Midgley.

She was publican at the Shamrock, Halifax [1871, ... 1906]

 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1852] who was an assistant grocer [1881, 1891]
  2. Law [b 1861] who was a chemist [1881]
  3. Grace [b 1853]
  4. Sam [b 1857] who was a waiter [1901]
  5. Tom

George died between 1861 & 1871

She died in 1906.

Son Tom took over at the Shamrock [1906, 1907]

Thomas, GeorgeRef 86-58
[1845-1936]

He married Ann [1847-1929].

Children:

  1. Theresa Emily [23rd January 1868-5th March 1887]
  2. George Herbert [1881-15th September 1945] who married Julia

George died 22nd February 1936 (aged 91) 

Ann died 19th February 1929 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Thomas, George W.Ref 86-864
[18??-18??] Seamen's outfit manufacturer at Savile Mill, Halifax [1874]

Thomas, George WilliamRef 86-55
[1899-1918] Born in Stepney, London.

He married Emily Ann.

They lived at Mile End, London.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with B Company 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died in Halifax [1st June 1918].

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Thomas, George WillieRef 86-40
[1897-1917] Son of Marrs Thomas.

Born in Hebden Bridge [16th November 1897].

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

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

He was killed in action [3rd May 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France [Grave Ref II A 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge

Thomas, Rev GwynneRef 86-452
[18??-19??] Minister at Pellon Lane Baptist Church [1918]

Thomas, H.Ref 86-50
[1883-1917] Son of Sarah & William Thomas of Heptonstall.

He married Eliza.

They lived at 3 Breck Mill Yard, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 15th December 1917 (aged 34).

He was buried at Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 55]

Thomas, HaroldRef 86-26
[1895-1916] His family lived at 19 Chatham Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax, Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / employed in the telegraph department of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company at Sowerby Bridge Station.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and he served as a Private / Signaller with the 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [1st August 1916] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th August 1916].

He was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref VII E 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Thomas, HaroldRef 86-35
[1897-1917] He was a silk dresser with Wood Brothers & Sons Limited at Thornhill Briggs Mills.

He lived at 11 Gathorne Street, Brighouse.

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

He was killed whilst serving as a runner at Lambartzyde [5th August 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I BA 8].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Thomas, HarryRef 86-36
[1883-1917] Son of Sarah & William Thomas Of Heptonstall.

He was a member of Heptonstall Wesleyan Sunday School / a weaver for R. Thomas & Company at Hangingroyd, Hebden Bridge.

On 6th December 1913, he married Eliza Tatham [1882-1925] at St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge.

They lived at 3 Breck Mill Yard, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916] with the Durham Light Infantry, then served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action by shellfire [15th December 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 55],

He is remembered at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on the Memorial at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall, and on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club

Thomas, Harry AlexanderRef 86-69
[1865-1916] Born in Greenwich, Kent.

He was a lithographer [1911].

On 24th October 1885, he married Christiana Sutherland [1865-1931] at St Thomas's Church, Huddersfield.


Christiana was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Wilhelmina [1888-1966] who worked in paper-making [1911], & married Sydney George Bailey
  2. Elsie May [b 1894] who was a machine girl (paper making) [1911]
  3. Leslie Alan
  4. Doris Winifred [b 1896] who was a coat maker (dress making) [1911]
  5. Alexander Llewellyn [b 1898]
  6. Gwendoline [b 1902]
  7. Kenneth Sutherland [b 1906]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 10 children of whom 8 were still alive at that time.

The children were born in Maidstone, Kent.

They lived at

  • 58 Peel Street, Maidstone [1911]
  • 54 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

Thomas, Harry Vincent WearRef 86-23
[1899-1972] Son of James Thomas.

Born 19th July 1899.

On 25th July 1923, he married Nellie Coates [1899-1985] in Halifax.


Nellie was born in Halifax
 

They had no children.

They both died in Lancaster

Thomas, Dr HenryRef 86-14
[1???-18??] Surgeon of Hebden Bridge.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1823-1906] who married John Arthur Ingham

Thomas, HenryRef 86-2
[18??-19??] Of Halifax. He was

He married Unknown

Children:

  1. Eveline Elizabeth who married [11th November 1920] Joseph Arthur Perkins, son of Rev James Perkins, of Southport

Thomas, Rev HenryRef 86-4
[1827-1875] He married Ruth [1825-1899].

Children:

  1. Herbert Henry

Members of the family were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Thomas, Henry MurgatroydRef 86-111
[1842-1910] Son of Champion Murgatroyd.

He was a corn miller [1871] / a corn dealer and cotton spinner at Mayroyd Mill [1872] / a farmer [1891] / living on own means [1901].

He lived at

He was recorded as

Henry Murgatroyd Thomas (gentleman) 

in the probate record for his brother Champion Murgatroyd [1901].

In his will, he left £1,500 for the vicar and churchwardens at Heptonstall Parish Church and for maintenance of the church and churchyard.

He was buried at Heptonstall Church with other members of the family.

Thomas, HerbertRef 86-12
[1858-19??] Born in Midgley / Luddenden.

He was a schoolmaster [1891] / a coal merchant & carting agent [1901, 1911]

In 1890, he married Elizabeth Ann Counsell [1866-1???] in Preston.


Elizabeth was born in Ribchester, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Muriel [b 1893]
  2. Dyson
  3. Ann Elizabeth [b 1896]
  4. Isaac Counsell [b 1901]
  5. George Hendrick [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Knowle Green, Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire [1891]
  • 1 Milner Place, Luddendenfoot [1901]
  • Milner House, Luddendenfoot [1911]

Thomas, HerbertRef 86-34
[1897-1916] Son of Herbert Thomas of 23 Copley Street, Haley Hill, Halifax.

Born in Elsecar.

He lived in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 2nd March 1916 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Thomas, Dr Herbert HenryRef 86-5
[1851-1924] LRCP, MRCS.

Eldest son of Rev Henry Thomas.

He was Physician and surgeon in Hebden Bridge [1895].

He married Mary Hannah Ruth [1888-1939].

The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

He lived at Hollins House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Thomas, Horace WhithamRef 86-56
[1895-1???] MM.

Son of Robert Thomas.

He was a member of Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade / employed in the office of Thomas Sutcliffe & Son at wholesale clothiers, Regent Works, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was awarded the Military Medal


for devotion to duty, as he fought his gun with great skill, and continued to render valuable assistance throughout a very trying period in the trenches
 

He survived the War.

A Horace W. Thomas died in Calder District [Q1 1966] (aged 70) 

Thomas, J.Ref 86-1424
[18??-1???] Grocer of Sowerby Bridge

Thomas, Rev J. E. HoughtonRef 86-42
[18??-19??] He served at Kendal before becoming Baptist minister at Eastwood Congregational Church [1908]

Thomas, JamesRef 86-9515
[1???-1888] A member of Halifax Town Council [1867-1880].

He died 6th August 1888

Thomas, JamesRef 86-77
[1812-1888] He was

He married Frances [1812-1879].


Frances was born 2nd December 1812
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Henry [1849-10th February 1920] who died in Nottingham

The family lived at

Frances died at Heath Villas [31st December 1879] (aged 67).

James died at Heath Villas [6th August 1888] (aged 76) 

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Thomas, JamesRef 86-38
[1852-1907] Born in Midgley.

He was a cattleman [1874].

On 4th April 1874, he married Betty Pickles [1852-1913] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1875]
  2. Nathan
  3. Rothwell [1878-1960]
  4. Handel [1881-1948]
  5. Fred [b 1886]
  6. Herbert [b 1889]

The sons were born in Wadsworth

Thomas, JamesRef 86-1261
[1857-1928] Born in Hebden Bridge [25th October 1857].

He was Sacristan of St Stephen's Church, Copley [1902-1928].

In 1890, he married Ada Sarah Wear [1865-1941] in Halifax.


Ada was born in Southowram [25th September 1865]
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Wear (Thomas) [14th July 1894-6th August 1972]
  2. Harry Vincent Wear

He died 24th March 1928.

Ada Sarah died 18th May 1941.

Daughter Winifred died 6th August 1972.

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Thomas, James Gilbert BroadbentRef 86-19
[1914-1940] Son of Emma (née Broadbent) & Frederick Ogden Thomas.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Lilian Audrey Hall in Calder District.

They lived at Norton Tower, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the No. 4 (Continental) Ferry Pilot Pool Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 18th June 1940 (aged 26).

He was buried at Charroux Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 3] [1 of 3 graves in the Cemetery].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Thomas, JohnRef 86-569
[17??-18??] Cloth manufacturer of Brighouse.

He married Ellen [1764-1854].

He was dead by 1854

Thomas, JohnRef 86-1050
[1787-1844] Son of William Thomas.

Born in Halifax.

He became a civil engineer. He was a corresponding member of the Institution of Civil Engineers [1823] and became a Member [1835]. He was Superintendent of the works during construction of the naval dockyard at Sheerness [1814 to 1830].

On 19th December 1839, he married Catherine Townshend [1806-18??] at St Pancras, Middlesex.


Catherine was the daughter of Hannah & Richard Townshend of Wigan
 

The family lived at London [1841, 1861, 1871]

Thomas, JohnRef 86-508
[1799-1844] He lived at Bloomergate House, Midgley.

He married Sally Bradbury [1789-1836] from Saddleworth

Thomas, JohnRef 86-33
[18??-1???]

In [Q1] 1892, he married Delilah Whitaker in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Robert Arnold

Thomas, JohnRef 86-539
[18??-1???] Partner in Hollingrake & Clegg Limited

Thomas, Dr JohnRef 86-857
[18??-18??] Physician and surgeon. Recorded in 1845, 1861 & 1874, when he was Factory Inspector and Registrar of Births and Deaths for Hebden Bridge district.

See William Sutcliffe

Thomas, JohnRef 86-921
[18??-18??] A sawyer at Halifax.

In September 1855, he was charged with having left his wife and family chargeable to the Poor Law Union. The Magistrates allowed him one week in which to repay the relief given to his family

Thomas, JohnRef 86-22
[18??-19??] He married Clara [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Ernest Barker

The family lived at 683 Rochdale Road, Walsden [1918]

Thomas, JohnRef 86-530
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in December 1931

Thomas, JohnRef 86-898
[1804-18??] Ironmonger and jeweller at 17 Cheapside [1851]. He was Clerk at Halifax Parish Church [1841-1881].

Great-nephew of Abraham Thomas.

On 6th March 1834, he married Mary, daughter of Matthew Fletcher, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James [b 1835]
  2. Michael
  3. Martha [b 1841]

Thomas, JohnRef 86-31
[1813-1862] Sculptor who produced many of the carvings on Halifax Town Hall.

He died before the building was finished. Daniel Maclise was involved in completing the work.

He worked on the Houses of Parliament – also with Sir Charles Barry – and on the gates to Buckingham Palace

Thomas, JohnRef 86-1262
[1824-1906] Son of Thomas Townshend Thomas.

Born in Halifax [31st March 1824].

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [23rd January 1825].

He was a master colliery worker (mine service) [1881].

He married Sarah Holt at Halifax Parish Church [23rd January 1861].


Sarah was the daughter of Joseph Holt
 

Children:

  1. Ada
  2. John Holt
  3. Roger

The family lived at New Road, Halifax [1865].

John died at 48 Holdsworth Road, Halifax [22nd September 1906]

Thomas, JohnRef 86-1343
[1827-1857] Son of coal merchant William Thomas.

He was a coal merchant of Hebden Bridge [1853].

In 1853, he married Ann, daughter of Joseph Halstead, at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. William [b 1854]
  2. Joseph [b 1855]
  3. Alfred [b 1857]

He died at Hanging Royd, Heptonstall.

He was buried at Heptonstall Church. In 1861, Anne and the children were living at the Bay Horse, Stainland with her parents

Thomas, JohnRef 86-3
[1839-1???] Born in Halifax.

He had been deaf & dumb from birth.

He was a pattern designer [1871].

He married Sarah [1825-1???].


Sarah had also been deaf & dumb from birth
 

They lived at 8 Brook Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder John Smith

Thomas, JohnRef 86-16
[1852-1890] Born in Warley.

He was a stone mason [1881].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Fanny Magson in Halifax.


Fanny was the daughter of
Samuel Magson
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1874] who married John Clay
  2. Emily [b 1877]
  3. Annie [1878-1881]
  4. Eleanor [1881-1899]
  5. Harry [1883-1896]
  6. Nellie [1884-1949] who married Arthur Stansfield
  7. Leonard [b 1889]

The children were born in Warley.

Fanny died 11th May 1912.

She was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Thomas, John FarrarRef 86-59
[1833-1???] Son of Paul Thomas, farmer.

He was a farmer of Wadsworth [1861].

On 20th May 1861, he married Grace Rawsthorn.


Grace, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of
Thomas Rawsthorn
 

Thomas, John GeorgeRef 86-926
[18??-18??] Damask manufacturer at Illingworth.

In May 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Thomas, John HenryRef 86-54
[1866-1931] He was a worsted overlooker [1894] / landlord of the Granby Inn, Luddenden [17th December 1898-1909] / landlord of the Travellers Rest, Luddenden [1911-1915] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Midgley [1915-1920].

On 28th July 1894, he married Mary Ellen Wormald [1875-1898] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Cyril Wormald

Mary died in Halifax [Q4 1898]

Thomas, John HoltRef 86-1264
[1873-1966] Known as Jack.

Son of John Thomas.

Born at Upper Siddal Hall [5th May 1873].

He was an engineering draughtsman.

In his late 20s, he moved to Birmingham, where he worked for the Wolseley car company.

On 1st June 1898, he married Elizabeth Richardson [1877-1961] in Halifax.


Elizabeth, from Halifax, was the daughter of Emma (née Wilson) & Edward Richardson
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Holt [1900-1997] who married [1921] William Dunn
  2. Norah [1902-1987] who married [1925] Alfred Donald Morley Spear
  3. Charles Holt [1907-1968] who married Hilda Mary Goldsmith

Around 1910-15, the family moved to Suffolk.

John Holt died at 19 Montague Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk [30th September 1966]

Thomas, John HornerRef 86-60
[1865-19??] Born in Warley.

He was a farmer [1901, 1904].

In [Q2] 1888, he married Betty Priestley in Halifax.


Betty was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1889] who was a cattleman [1901]
  2. Sarah [b 1891]
  3. Emily [b 1893]
  4. Ann [b 1900]

The family lived at Stod Fold Farm, Mixenden [1901, 1904].

Working on the farm [in 1901] was Thomas Lodge

Thomas, John SmithRef 86-15
[1832-1863] Of Rastrick.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse (grave J68) [9th May 1863]

Thomas, John WilliamRef 86-20
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served as a Private.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the book Royd Regeneration.

Thomas, John WilliamRef 86-75
[1840-1902] Son of James Thomas.

Born in Haworth [2nd March 1840].

Baptised by Rev Patrick Brontë [3rd April].

A wine merchant in Halifax.

In 1866, he married Elizabeth Pearson.

at Stourbridge.


Elizabeth's family was involved in the mining and manufacture of fireclay products E. & E. Pearson
 

Children:

  1. Charles William
  2. Constance Elizabeth who died 25th August 1868 (aged 3 months) 

Elizabeth died 19th June 1869 (aged 24).

Elizabeth & her daughter were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

The family lived at

  • 9 South Grove, Savile Park Road (the first occupants of the house) [1871]

Living with the widowed John William [in 1871] was his sister-in-law Phoebe Pearson.

Around 1872, John William moved to Stourbridge and took up a management position with his late wife's family fireclay business, E. & E. Pearson, rising to become Managing Director.

He lived in the Red Hill area of Stourbridge [1881, 1891, 1901] with sister-in-law Phoebe Pearson; they do not seem to have married.

John William died at the Mount, Stourbridge [1st July 1902] (aged 62).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery Probate records show that he left effects valued at £14,000.

Probate was granted to son Charles William and sister-in-law Phoebe Pearson.

Phoebe Pearson died at Stourbridge in 1925 (aged 83) 

Thomas, John WillieRef 86-44
[1888-1917] Son of Joseph Thomas.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a labourer [1911].

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

He died 19th February 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at St John the Evangelist, Hipswell Richmond

Thomas, JosephRef 86-644
[1837-1917] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a fustian dyer (employing 18 men) [1881] / a fustian dyer & finisher [1891] / a partner in J. Thomas & Company / a retired dyer [1901] / a dyer and finisher [1911].

In 1877, he married Eliza, daughter of Thomas Barker, in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1880]

He lived at Ashley House, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1905, 1911] which passed to him from his brother-in-law Thomas Barker.

The house stayed in the family until 1956

Thomas, JosephRef 86-45
[1856-1920] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a farmer [1882].

On 5th July 1882, he married Jane Sutcliffe [1860-1943] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1875]
  2. Hannah [b 1879]
  3. Sam [b 1883]
  4. Ethel [b 1886]
  5. John Willie
  6. James [b 1895]

The family lived at South House Farm, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Thomas, Rev JosiahRef 86-1047
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethel United Methodist Church, Brighouse [1915].

See Bethel Sunday School, Brighouse

Thomas, Rev L.Ref 86-437
[19??-19??] Minister of Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden [1966]

Thomas, Leslie AlanRef 86-53
[1894-1917] Son of Harry Alexander Thomas.

Born in Maidstone, Kent.

He was a compositor [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/1st Home Counties Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 31st October 1917 (aged 23).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P III S 10A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Thomas, MarrsRef 86-41
[1867-1934] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton weaver [1893].

On 14th February 1893, he married Annie Smith [1869-1911] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Kate Annie [b 1893]
  2. George Willie
  3. Clare Alice [b 1909]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at 13 Industrial Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Thomas, MaryRef 86-1055
[1803-18??] Daughter of William Thomas

Thomas, MauriceRef 86-57
[1889-1915] Of Fern Street, Boothtown.

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 at Ypres [21st November 1915] (aged 26).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV G 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Thomas, MichaelRef 86-911
[1839-1???] Son of John Thomas.

Born in Cheapside, Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth School [1851].

He was a woolsorter [1861] and a clerk in a builder's office [1871]

In 1869, he married Eliza Ann, daughter of Alfred Bancroft in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith Kate [b 1871]

In 1871, Michael, Eliza and daughter Edith were living with Eliza's parents at 22 Winding Road, Halifax.

In 1881, Michael was elsewhere but Eliza and Edith were still at 22 Winding Road.

Michael was dead by 1891 when the widowed Eliza and daughter Edith were still at 22 Winding Road with Eliza's parents

Thomas, NathanRef 86-37
[1876-1916] Son of James Thomas.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a weaver.

He lived at The Nook, Wadsworth [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He was killed in action [19th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6D & 7D], on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Thomas, NormanRef 86-47
[1921-1943] Son of Florence Ann & George Henry Thomas of Halifax.

He married Audrey.

They lived at Halifax

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 13th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 16th October 1943 (aged 22).

He was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine & Israel [Grave Ref 3 J 5]

Thomas, P.Ref 86-49
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Cross, Elland [1901]

Thomas, PercyRef 86-43
[1894-1917] Son of Mary & Joseph Thomas of 11 Randolph Street, All Souls' Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [12th October 1917] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 90-92 & 162-162A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Thomas, R. B.Ref 86-538
[18??-1???] Founder of Thomas & Company

Thomas, Rev RichardRef 86-242
[1???-1772] Minister of Rodwell End Chapel and Stone Slack Chapel

Thomas, RichardRef 86-85
[17??-18??] He was landlord of the T' Cat i' th' Well, Luddenden Dean [1834-1845]

He married Grace.

Children:

  1. Richard

Grace took over at T' Cat i' th' Well, Luddenden Dean [1851]

Thomas, RichardRef 86-1051
[1792-18??] Son of William Thomas

Thomas, RichardRef 86-61
[18??-1???]


He may be the same person as
Richard Thomas
 

He was active in the early history of Rooley Lane Wesleyan Chapel, Sowerby, and spoke at the stone-laying ceremony for the Chapel, and he gave a handsome donation to the new Chapel

Thomas, RichardRef 86-969
[18??-1???] Established Richard Thomas & Sons, fustian manufacturer at Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elton

Thomas, RichardRef 86-84
[18??-18??] Son of Richard Thomas.

He was a butcher.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace [29th December 1838-1913] who married John Greenwood

Thomas, RichardRef 86-206
[1838-1915] Aka Dick O' Lovely's.


He may be the same person as
Richard Thomas
 

Son of William Thomas.

Born at Shaw Lane, Sowerby [7th November 1838].

He was a woolcomber in the family home.

At the age of 9 [1847], he was singing in the choir of Sowerby Wesleyan Chapel, and went on to became tenor soloist.

He began to compose music when he was about 13 years old [1851]. By the age of 14, he had produced rough drafts of a large number of psalm tunes and anthems.

In the 1850s, the family business was broken up and he went to work in the cotton mills.

In 1853, he joined Hadwen's Brass Band in Ripponden, and continued as cornet player until 1856.

Later, he was an employee of George Fox & Sons in Sowerby Bridge [for 41 years], a cotton twister [1861, 1871], and a cotton twiner [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

In 1858, he was appointed choir master at Sowerby Wesleyan Church, and remained as leading singer until 1865.

In 1865, he left to become choir master at Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel in Sowerby Bridge where he remained for 15 years.

He was well-known throughout the district.

Whilst he was at Tuel Lane, he wrote many pieces of music. Much of his work comprised glees, choruses and hymn tunes, including Shaw Lane and Lamb of God.

In 1860, he married Mary Ann Nicholl [1840-1916] from Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1860] who does not appear in the 1871 census
  2. Mary [b 1863]
  3. Lilly [b 1865]
  4. Alfred Edward [1866-1907]
  5. Ernest [b 1868]
  6. Sarah Louisa [b 1870]
  7. Leonard [b 1872]
  8. Herbert Nicholl [1874-1947]
  9. Elsie [1878-1922]
  10. Christopher Richard [b 1880]
  11. Ann Elizabeth [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • New Delight, Sowerby [1851]
  • Otter Lee, Sowerby [1861]
  • Delph Hole, Sowerby [1871]
  • Sowerby Green, Sowerby [1881]
  • Upper Gaukroger, Sowerby [1891]
  • Lower Gaukroger, Sowerby [1901, 1911, 1915]

Dick died 16th March 1915 (aged 76).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [19th March 1915].

Mary Ann died in 1916 (aged 76).

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [10th October 1916]

Thomas, Richard JamesRef 86-1232
[1873-1939] Son of Richard John Thomas.

In 1900, he married Sarah Whiteley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Flora Whiteley [1909-2000] who married [1933] Harry V. Whiteley in Halifax

Thomas, Richard JohnRef 86-1230
[1842-1911] Son of William Thomas.

On 5/1/1867, he married Hannah Sottenstall Smith [1842-1888].

Children:

  1. Walton [1868-1938]
  2. William
  3. Johnson [1871-1937]
  4. Annie Jane [1873-1937] who was blind for most of her life
  5. Richard James
  6. Rachel Hannah [1875-1927]
  7. Fergus [b 1877-1953] who played with the Friendly Band
  8. Mary [1879-1934]
  9. Lister [1880-1881]

Thomas, Richard V.Ref 86-531
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Clarkson, Thomas & Collinson [1934].

He qualified in March 1919

Thomas, Richard WilliamRef 86-1227
[1901-1958] Aka Dickie Thomas.

Son of William Thomas.

Born in Milton Street, Sowerby Bridge [11th August 1901].

His grandson, Robin Thomas, describes Dickie as a Walter Mitty character who romanced on his life and career.

He left Sowerby as a young man to go and work for The Bank of England in London.

He later told his 2 sons that he had a degree from either Oxford or Cambridge, though he never went to either

He was a brilliant concert pianist, and whilst in London, he started to hang around the Music Halls as a stage door Johnny.

At some point, he started to play the piano on stage. He had his own act, but more famously he played piano for Barry Lupino [1882-1962] of the theatrical Lupino family.

Whilst meeting girls at the stage door, he met Marion May Gibbs [1902-1993] who had her own contortionist act. They married on 3rd June 1925.

Children:

  1. Richard Peter [1927-1996]
  2. Barry Marjoribanks

The family lived at Islington/Hackney/Lambeth area of London.

Around 1930, the family moved back to Yorkshire and lived with Dickie's father, who was landlord at the Prospect, Sowerby Bridge. After a few months, Marion May could not stand her strict mother-in-law and went back to London. Several weeks later, Dickie went to look for her. The children grew up in the pub and never saw their mother again.

Marion May later married another man.

She died in Eastbourne.

At the funeral of their grandmother, Sarah Ann Marchbanks Thomas, a man walked up to the 2 boys and said

You don't know who I am, but I am your father

Dickie died in Ringwood, Hampshire [2nd June 1958]

Thomas, RobertRef 86-32
[1739-1774] Aka Robert Tommis. Weaver of Wadsworth Bank.

He was described as

an idler relying on others for his daily bread

He was a member of the gang who – with Matthew Normington – murdered William Deighton. He was arrested in December 1769, following a hue and cry in the district.

He and Normington were acquitted of the murder, but later found guilty of robbing the dead man. Thomas had been identified when his boots

with broadheaded nails in the heels

matched the boot marks on Deighton's body.

He was sentenced to death at the Assizes in July 1774. He gave a full confession of the murder and the robbery before he died.

On 6th August 1774, he was executed at the Tyburn. His body was taken back to Halifax under strong guard, then tarred and hung in chains on Beacon Hill. It is said that the body was arranged so that the fingers of his right hand pointed to Bull Close Lane, the scene of the murder. A crowd protested when it was announced that his body would be suspended on the Sunday.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

See William Folds

Thomas, RobertRef 86-1430
[1825-1???] Son of farmer Robert Thomas.

He was a farmer at Sowerby [1850] / a carpet weaver [1851].

In 1850, he married Sarah [1828-1???], daughter of John Wilson, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1856]

In 1851, they were living with Sarah's father John Wilson at Ball Green, Sowerby

Thomas, RobertRef 86-52
[1851-1931] Son of Sarah (née Turner) & Robert Thomas of Gutter House, Midgley.

Born at Millfield End, Midgley [23rd March 1851].

He was a cloth miller [1871] / a worsted weaver [1881] / a woollen finisher [1891] / a weaver of cotton velvet [1901] / a cotton velvets weaver [1911].

The family were staunch Methodists.

On 24th April 1872, he married Sarah Ann Whitham [1851-1931] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was born at Foster Clough, Wadsworth [30th December 1851]
 

Children:

  1. Frances Ellen [b 3rd November 1873]
  2. Sutcliffe [b 10th August 1875]
  3. Arthur [b 2nd July 1877]
  4. Robert [b 23rd November 1879]
  5. Mary Hannah [b 1882]
  6. Gertrude [b 6th December 1886] who was a sewing machinist [1911]
  7. Phyllis [b 1888] who was a sewing machinist [1911]
  8. Horace Whitham [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Gutter House, Midgley [next door to Robert's parents 1861]
  • Broad Door Stones, Midgley [1871]
  • Lower Han Royd, Midgley [1881]
  • 17 Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [1891]
  • Banksfield, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 16 Albert Street, Mytholmroyd [1911, 1917]

Robert died in Mytholmroyd in 1931.

Sarah Ann died in Mytholmroyd [28th July 1931].

Members of the family were buried at Providence United Methodist Church, Midgley [52-5].

Great-granddaughter Helen Anderson remembers:


When his family were all still at home and working at the local mill, they only had two bedrooms, so all the children shared one bedroom on a shift basis.

The family house which I remember was the last one, 16 Albert Street. Auntie Phyllis continued to live here after her parents died. It was very small but spotlessly clean and smelt very strongly of lavender wax polish.

Because Robert worked at a velvet factory there were always scraps and offcuts of velvet around. We still used them years later for polishing our shoes

 

Thomas, RobertRef 86-202
[1865-1926] He was a member of Halifax Town Council from 1908, and Mayor of Halifax [1923-1924].

On 25th December 1923, the mayor and mayoress were injured when the mayoral car was involved in a collision at the bottom of Free School Lane

Thomas, Robert ArnoldRef 86-30
[1897-1918] Son of John Thomas.

Born at Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 16th November 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Heptonstall Church, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge

Thomas, RogerRef 86-1265
[1878-19??] Son of John Thomas.

Born in Halifax [22nd January 1878].

On 5th January 1905, he married Norah Sophie White [1878-1959].


Norah Sophie was born in Allerton, the daughter of Wheater White
 

Children:

  1. Max [1907-1892]

Roger died in Stockport [18th February 1924].

Norah Sophie died in Mudford, Yeovil, Somerset [1st October 1959]

Son Max died in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire [16th August 1982]

Thomas, SamRef 86-524
[18??-19??] Of Charlesworth Grove, Spring Hall Lane.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration and a motor cycle drivers' licence

Thomas, SamuelRef 86-76
[1801-18??] He was a worsted weaver [1841].

Around 1826, he married Maria [1806-18??].

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1826] who was a worsted weaver [1841]
  2. James [b 1826] who was a worsted weaver [1841]
  3. (possibly) George
  4. Mary [b 1828] who was a worsted weaver [1841]
  5. Sarah [b 1831]
  6. Richard [b 1834]
  7. John [b 1837]
  8. Ellen [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Thorney Lane, Midgley [1841]

Thomas, SarahRef 86-570
[18??-18??] A deaf mute,

She was the amanuensis for Grace Dickinson

Thomas, Sarah SusannaRef 86-1053
[1797-18??] Daughter of William Thomas

Thomas, SquireRef 86-1062
[1853-1916] Born in Sowerby.

He was a house painter [1881] / landlord of the West End Tavern, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1903, 1905] / landlord of the Kings Arms, Sowerby [1906-1910] / landlord of the Dusty Miller, Hove Edge [with his wife Martha 1911, 1916].

In 1875, he married (1) Mary Hannah Hollings [1852-1908] from Sowerby Bridge, in Halifax.

In 1910, he married (2) Martha Ann Binns [1866-19??].

Children:

  1. Arnold [b 1899] who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • Waterloo Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • West End Tavern, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • Kings Arms, Sowerby [1908]
  • Dusty Miller, Hove Edge [1911, 1916]

He died at the Dusty Miller, Hove Edge.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £127 10/-.

After his death, Martha Ann carried on as licensee at the Dusty Miller.

Probate records show that Mary Hannah left effects valued at £56 10/-

Thomas, T.Ref 86-927
[18??-19??] Commission agent at Halifax.

In September 1884, he was declared bankrupt

Thomas, ThomasRef 86-1199
[18??-18??] Son of Mr Thomas.

On 25th December 1833, he married Hephsey daughter of Eli Lumb.

Children:

  1. Hephsibah

Thomas, ThomasRef 86-63
[1822-1???] Son of John Thomas, farmer.

He was a farmer of Heptonstall [1857].

On 16th June 1857, he married Martha Cockroft.


Martha was the daughter of
John Cockroft
 

They lived at Bent Head, Todmorden [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was Martha's sister Esther Cockroft [b 1844] (cotton power loom weaver) 

Thomas, Thomas ClayRef 86-67
[1849-1914] Son of Abraham Thomas.

Born in Greetland.

He was a spinner at worsted factory [1861] / a woollen slubber [1871] / a woollen carder [1881, 1911].

In [Q1] 1876, he married Elizabeth Gledhill [1856-1936] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Greetland.

She is recorded as Elizabeth Clay Thomas after her marriage

 

Children:

  1. Mary H. Clay [b 1877]
  2. Arthur Clay
  3. Joseph Clay [b 1881]
  4. Wallace Clay [1886-7th February 1916] who was a woollen weaver [1911], & was buried with his parents
  5. Annie Clay [b 1888] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  6. Percy Clay [b 1893] who was a woollen warper [1911]
  7. Elsie Clay [b 1893] who was a woollen weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • Brandy Hole, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Prior's Terrace, Stainland [1911]

Thomas died 22nd April 1914 (aged 65).

Elizabeth died 31st July 1936 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Thomas, Thomas TownshendRef 86-1052
[1794-18??] Son of William Thomas.

He married Elizabeth Auty.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth who married Frederic Barker
  3. Hannah who married Charles Frederick Luke Horsfall

Thomas, TomRef 86-74
[1861-19??] Son of George Thomas.

He was a chemist's assistant [1891].

He took over from his mother, and was landlord of the Shamrock, Halifax [1906, 1907]

Thomas, W.Ref 86-39
[1889-1918]

He married Florence.

They lived at 1 Knotts Street, Lydgate, Todmorden

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He died 4th October 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VI E 22]

Thomas, WalterRef 86-465
[18??-18??] Halifax solicitor.

He married Mary Isabella [1846-1884].

He was dead by 1884

Thomas, WalterRef 86-25
[1876-1918] Son of Mary & Mr Thomas of 16 Eton Street, Halifax.

Born in Northowram.

He was a shoe repairer [1916].

On 18th April 1903, he married Annie Fielding [1876-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1903]
  2. Nellie [b 1906]
  3. Joe [b 1908]
  4. Elsie [b 1911]
  5. Jack [b 1914]

The family lived at 12 Arthur Street, Queens Road [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [31st August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He went abroad [1st January 1917] and joined the front line [25th January 1917].

In France, he spent a lot of time in hospital with trench foot, myopia, abscess to his right hand, and bronchitis,

He was shipped back home [7th October 1917].

After a spell in hospital in the UK and some rest, he was shipped back to France [26th April 1918].

He was posted missing [10th September 1918].

He was killed in action [10th September 1918] (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. On 12th July 1919, Annie wrote to the Military Records Office asking why she had still not received Walter's death certificate or monies due to her and their 5 children.

The Records Office wrote back that they needed to be sure he was dead before any steps to issue a death certificate or disposal of any amount of money due could be sent.

She received 42/6d on 22nd July 1919.

Thomas, Walter ClayRef 86-28
[1893-1917] Son of Dan Clay Thomas. of 15 Spring Lane, Greetland.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He contracted trench foot [December 1916], and was hospitalised at St Luke's Hospital.

He died of complications [28th January 1917] (aged 24).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [353]`.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club

Thomas, Walter GreenwoodRef 86-21
[1897-1917] Son of Charles Edward Thomas.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He died 14th April 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10C, 10D & 11F], and on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Thomas, Walter RichardRef 86-48
[1894-19??] MM.

Born in Halifax.

He was employed by Gledhill's Hatters, Crown Street, Halifax / employed by Mr Taylor of Bradford.

He lived at 14 Carlton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He went to the Front in August 1916.

He was awarded the Military Medal


for bravery and gallantry in taking food and water, under fire, to the wounded
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [28th October 1916].

He survived the War.

In [Q2] 1921, he married Clara M. Town in Halifax

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1190
[1???-16??] He was Constable of Sowerby [1661-2]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-840
[16??-16??] Rented Milner Place, Sowerby [1664]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-509
[16??-17??] A clothier at Mytholmroyd. Recorded in 1714

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-386
[17??-1???] Coiner of Lighthazles

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-648
[17??-18??] He was in partnership with Abraham Cockroft as cotton spinners at Lee Mill, Heptonstall.

In 1820, the partnership was dissolved and Thomas carried on the business alone

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-651
[17??-18??] Of Soyland. Cotton spinner at Bogden Mill, Rishworth [1802]. In 1809, he bought the mill from Robert Holroyd. He sold it to John Whiteley

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1049
[1764-1828] Joiner.

On 15th October 1786, he married Elizabeth Townshend [1767-1843] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Harriott [b 1789] who married [31st December 1811] James Turner in Standish, Lancashire
  3. Richard
  4. Thomas Townshend
  5. Sarah Susanna
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Mary Ann [b 1801]
  8. Mary
  9. Ellen Ann
  10. William George
  11. Catherine

The family lived at High Street, Halifax [1828].

William was buried at Northgate End Chapel [31st January 1828]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1197
[18??-18??] Son of Mr Thomas.

On 12th August 1829, he married Hannah daughter of Eli Lumb

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-947
[18??-18??] Watchman at Sowerby Bridge.

In September 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-24
[18??-19??] He worked as a twiner at Atlas Mill, Brighouse and escaped from the terrible fire on 21st December 1898

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-642
[18??-19??] He was a member of Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge / President of Halifax Baptist Association / President of Hebden Bridge Baptist Association / head of Richard Thomas & Sons.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Unknown.

The family lived at Birch View, Hebden Bridge [1905, 1918].

William died 23rd February 1918.

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1231
[1803-18??] Born in Illingworth.

He married Elizabeth Walton [1806-1846].

Children:

  1. Grace Walton [1827-1872] who married [Halifax Q2 1858] William Hall
  2. William [1829-1???]
  3. Ann [1831-1???]
  4. Richard [1836-1???]
  5. Hannah [1841-1???]
  6. Richard John
  7. Walton [1846-1895]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1186
[1811-1???] He was a weaver in Sowerby [1841] / a woolcomber [1851].

In 1829, he married Hannah Lumb [1811-1???] from Sowerby, in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1831]
  2. George [b 1831]
  3. Henry [b 1836] who does not appear on the 1851 census
  4. Ann [b 1837]
  5. Richard [b 1838]
  6. William [b 1840]
  7. Hannah [b 1843]
  8. Mary [b 1846]
  9. Emma [b 1848]

Most of the children were working as woolcombers [1851].

The family lived at New Delight, Sowerby [1841, 1851]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-441
[1817-1867] He was originally a carpet weaver at Crossley's Carpets. He set up a successful business as an auctioneer.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1858-1867] / an Alderman [1865] / a member of the Halifax Temperance Society.

He lived – and died [21st April 1867] – at St James's Street, Halifax

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-7
[1831-1???] Son of Michael Thomas, farmer.

Born in Warley.

He was a joiner & cabinet maker of Sowerby [1853, 1861, 1871] / a joiner [1881]

In 1853, he married Jane Nutton [1832-1???] of Warley at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1857]
  2. Arthur
  3. Harry [b 1874]

The family lived at Corporation Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1871, 1881]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-62
[1840-1910]

He married Mary Ann [1839-1909].

Children:

  1. Susey Ann [1863-30th September 1932] who married William Marsland

The family lived at Providence Place, Luddenden [1909].

Mary Ann died 17th December 1909 (aged 70).

William died 6th March 1910 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church with Susey Ann & her husband

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-71
[1858-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a general labourer [1901].

Around 1886, he married Sarah A. [1858-19??].


Sarah A. was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Esther [b 1886] who was a worsted mill hand [1901]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1887] who was a worsted mill hand [1901]
  3. Agnes [b 1889] who was a worsted mill hand [1901]
  4. Aquilla [b 1892]
  5. Florence [b 1894]

The family lived at 27 Whitegate Terrace, Siddal [1901]

Thomas, WilliamRef 86-1228
[1870-1937] Son of Richard John Thomas.

Born in Sowerby.

He was landlord of the Prospect, Sowerby Bridge [1925-1937].

On 27th July 1895, he married Sarah Ann Marchbanks [1874-1945] from Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Richard William

The family lived at 26 Tillotson Avenue, Sowerby [where he died 1937]

Thomas, William AlbertRef 86-11
[1897-1915] Son of Arthur Thomas.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

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

He died [5th May 1915] (aged 18), the day after being gassed at the Battle of Hill 60.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th June 1915].

He was buried at Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 18].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Thomas, William GeorgeRef 86-1057
[1808-18??] Son of William Thomas

Thomas, William HenryRef 86-29
[1896-1917] Son of Mary Ellen & John Thomas of 31 Town Gate, Heptonstall.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 16th January 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall [A 5].

He is remembered on Heptonstall War Memorial

 

Thomas surnameRef 86-1
Other forms of the surname include Thomis and Tommis

There are over 130 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Thomas, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Thomas:


Marriages 1804, 1808, 1822, 1861, 1895, 1903, 1907, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1937, 1941, 1943; Deaths 1855, 1899, 1900
 

The Thomas family of Broadbottom & Hebden BridgeRef 86-601

See James Sutcliffe-Thomas

The Thomas family of WadsworthRef 86-684



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