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Wilde, AlbertRef 427-801
[1897-1918] Son of Arthur Wilde.

Born at Upper Deerplay, Triangle [27th July 1896].

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [13th September 1896].

He was a member of the Choir of St Mary's Church, Cottonstones / a cotton piecer [1911] / a cotton twiner at W. & R. K. Lee Limited at Kebroyd Mills.

He lived with his parents at 5 Bank Buildings, Triangle [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [1st November 1915], and served as a Private with the 100th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

After 6 months' training, he was sent to France. He was gassed & wounded.

He died of wounds in No.9 General Hospital, Rouen, France. [18th March 1918] (aged 21) 

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P VI D 1B].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Cottonstones, and on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour.

He and Lewis Grummett were comrades; they joined up together, both were wounded & gassed by the same shell, and died on the same day in Rouen

Wilde, Alfred AnthonyRef 427-9580
[1849-1933] Born in Sowerby / Norland.

He was a cabinet maker [1901].

He married (1) Sarah [1846-1901].

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1872] who was a domestic [1901]
  2. Florence [b 1874] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  3. Helena [b 1877] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  4. Priscilla [b 1881] who was a cotton worker [1901]
  5. Alice [b 1884] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  6. Harold [b 1886] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1901]
  7. Irvine [b 1889] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901]

On 20th January 1904, he married (2) Ann Winifred Hollas in Ripponden.


Ann Winifred was the daughter of
Peter Hollas
 

They had no children.

They lived at Lion Cottage, Ripponden [1901]

Wilde, ArthurRef 427-815
[1872-19??] Son of Sidney Wilde, plasterer.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer of Sowerby [1896] / a plasterer [1901, 1911].

In 1896, he married Edith Kershaw [1873-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Edith, of Sowerby, daughter of Robert Kershaw, cloth presser
 

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. Harriet Berta [b 1898]
  3. Dorothy Alice [b 1902]
  4. Sidney Herbert [b 1904]
  5. Edward Victor [b 1906]
  6. Edith Mary [b 1911]

The family lived at

Wilde, ArthurRef 427-904
[1897-1917] Son of William Wilde.

He was a member of Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland / a member of Greetland Liberal Club / a member of Elland Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Society / a woollen mule piecer [1911] / employed by John Crabtree & Sons.

He lived at 25 Crescent, Greetland.

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

He died from severe wounds in hospital in France [27th April 1917] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th May 1917].

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref II M 16].

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

Wilde, Dorothy HalsteadRef 427-551
[1927-] Born in Halifax.

Headmistress of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [17th August 1959-20th December 1974]

Wilde, Edward BlackburnRef 427-48
[1869-1929] Son of Rev John Wilde.

He was a drapery salesman [1891]. He married Sarah Alice Taylor.


Sarah Alice / Alice was the daughter of Joseph Taylor

Her sister Mary married Edward's father

 

Children:

  1. Ethel Constance [1904-10th September 1938]

He died 12th May 1929 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Edward's father

Wilde, FredRef 427-849
[1849-1877] Son of John Wild, slater.

He was a spinner of Greetland [1871]

On 19th February 1871, he married Lucy Whipp [1849-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lucy, of Greetland, was born in Sowerby / Soyland, the daughter of George Whipp, comber
 

In 1871, the couple were living at Fox Buildings, West Vale, with Fred's sister Eliza T. Wild [b 1843] (cotton reeler) & brother John W. Wild [b 1857].

Children:

  1. Rachel [b 1872] who was a cotton card room hand [1901], had an illegitimate son Fred, & married John Parr
  2. Betty [b 1875]
  3. Joseph [b 1881]
  4. Hannah Ramsden [b 1884] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]
  5. James Arthur Ramsden [b 1886] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901]

The children were born in Greetland.

Fred died in Halifax in 1877 (aged 28).

Lucy was a cotton operative [1881] / a cotton card room hand [1901].


Son Joseph [b 1881] was illegitimate.

In 1891, Lucy & daughter Betty were boarders with John H. Ramsden.

Hannah Ramsden Wilde & James Arthur Ramsden Wilde are shown as children of John H. Ramsden, which suggests that they were also illegitimate

 

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Greetland [1881, 1901]
  • 1 Lindwell, Greetland [1911]
Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Fred Wilde

Wilde, FredRef 427-894
[1889-1917] Son of Thomas Wilde.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a fustian dyer's labourer at Midgehole Dye Works, Hebden Bridge [1911].

On 18th September 1909, he married Emily Goodyear [1890-19??] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Emily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1910]
  2. Winifred [b 1911]

They lived at Hebden Terrace, Midge Hole, Hebden Bridge [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [4th May 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

On 7th August 1916, he received 16 separate injuries to his legs, but was back on duty in February 1917.

He died of wounds [20th April 1917] (aged 28).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel, on the Memorial at Wainsgate Baptist Church, on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club, and on Wadsworth War Memorial.

His brother James also died in the War.

Emily married Mr Wilkinson.

They lived at 2 Bethel Terrace, Hebden Bridge

Wilde, FredRef 427-223
[1896-1918] Illegitimate son of Rachel Wilde.


Rachel was the daughter of
Fred Wilde.

In [Q2] 1902, she married John Parr

 

Born in Greetland [Q1 1896].

He was a cotton spinner piecer [1911] / employed by Norman Shaw & Company at Spa Field Mills, Elland.

In [Q4] 1917, he married Lily Maud Marshall [1895-1983] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 19 Queen Street, West Vale
  • 8 Crest Place, Brighouse

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shellfire at the Battle of Lys [17th April 1918]

His photograph appears with reports of his story in the Halifax Courier [11th May, 18th May & 1st June 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale, and on the Memorial at Greetland Methodist Church

Wilde, IsraelRef 427-2832
[1???-1???] Of Ball Green, Sowerby.

Wilde, IsraelRef 427-617
[17??-1???] Of Deerplay, Sowerby. He was suspected of coining

Wilde, JamesRef 427-1029
[1825-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was an engraver [1871].

He married Hannah [1825-1???]


Hannah was born in Harrogate
 

Children:

  1. Arthur V. [b 1852] who was a carver & gilder [1871]

They lived at 11 Kershaw's Buildings, Northowram [1871]

Wilde, JamesRef 427-637
[1868-19??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a silk dresser [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Lilly Hoyle [1867-19??] in Halifax.


Lilly was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1892] who was a general engineer [1911]
  2. Erwin [b 1895] who was a cotton twister [1911]

They lived at 11 Kebroyd Bridge, Triangle [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was James's siste Rose Wilde [b 1854] (silk winder) 

Wilde, James WilliamRef 427-892
[1879-1917] Son of Thomas Wilde.

Born in Heptonstall [13th Aug 1879].

He was a dyer [1911].

On 24th December 1898, he married Lesley Feather [1877-1937] at St John's Church, Ingrow & Hainworth, Yorkshire.


Lesley was born in Oakworth
 

Children:

  1. Craven Feather [1899-1979]
  2. John [1901-1966]
  3. Albert [1906-1975]

They lived at

  • Duck Hill, Pecket Well [1911]
  • New Row, Pecket Well [1915]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He was killed in action [22nd October 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel, and on Wadsworth War Memorial.

His brother Fred also died in the War

Wilde, JimmyRef 427-2399
[1892-1969] Aka The Mighty Atom. World flyweight boxing champion.

Born in Wales.

On 26th March 1934, he appeared at the Halifax Drill Hall

Wilde, JohnRef 427-957
[18??-18??] Around 1845, he ran a small school at Sowerby Bridge.

William Law may also have taught at the school

Wilde, Rev JohnRef 427-1374
[1838-1917] Born in Ashton under Lyne.

He trained at Airedale College and served at Burley-in-Wharfedale before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland for 34 years [1874-1908].

In [Q1] 1865, he married (1) Betsy/ Betty Blackburn [1835-1899] in Todmorden.


Betsy was born in Eastwood [28th June 1835]
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Horsfall [27th March 1866-14th October 1951]
  2. Florence Mayall [30th September 1867-10th February 1948] who was a kindergarten teacher [1891]
  3. Edward Blackburn
  4. Ethel Mary [1875-25th October 1952] who was a pupil-teacher [1891], an elementary school teacher [1911]

Betsy died 22nd December 1899.

In [Q3] 1908, he married (2) Mary Parkinson Taylor in Halifax (possibly at Providence Chapel).


Mary was the daughter of Joseph Taylor.

Mary's sister Sarah Alice married John's son Edward Blackburn Wilde

 

They lived at

  • The Manse, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1911]
  • Stainland Road, West Vale (the sisters ) [1911]

John died 4th January 1917 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland in a double plot with Joseph Taylor.

The sisters were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland in a separate grave

Wilde, KenRef 427-1013
[19??-2004] Farmer at Stott Hall Farm, Ripponden.

His resistance to a compulsory purchase order on the farm, resulted in the 2 carriageways of the M62 being constructed around the property

Wilde, Rev R. W.Ref 427-1022
[1???-19??] MA, BSc.

Lecturer in psychology. Minister at Todmorden Unitarian Church. In 1936, he wrote Health, Sickness & Psychology [publ OUP]

Wilde, SamRef 427-633
[1888-1918] Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a weaver.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Rachel Crabtree in Halifax.

They lived at 18 Tennyson Street, Lee Mount.

During World War I, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Vivid.

He died 23rd March 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [Old Ground 11 31].

He is remembered on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Wilde, Sarah JaneRef 427-918
[1878-1952] Daughter of Thomas Wilde.

She had 4 children out of wedlock:

  1. Archer Wilde [1899-1964]
  2. Harry Wilde [b 1903]
  3. Garnet Leslie Wilde [b 1904]
  4. Helena Wilde [b 1908]

In 1910, she married Thomas Roger Ashworth in Todmorden.

Thomas Roger was killed in World War I

Wilde, ThomasRef 427-916
[18??-19??] Born in of Manchester.

He was a fustian dyer [1911].

He married Sarah [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1875]
  2. Sarah Jane
  3. James
  4. Archer [1880-1949]
  5. Edward [b 1883]
  6. Florence Annie [1884-1956]
  7. Fred

The children were born in Heptonstall.

The family lived at Hebden Terrace, Midge Hole, Hebden Bridge [1911].

Living with the widowed Thomas [in 1911] was son Fred & family

Sons James & Fred died in World War I

Wilde, WilliamRef 427-405
[1867-1935] Son of Joseph Wilde, cotton operative.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton operative of Greetland [1889] / a cotton carder [1891] / a scutcher (cotton) [1901] / a cotton bale breaker [1911].

In [Q1] 1889, he married Ellen Priestley [1865-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Norland, the daughter of Thomas Priestley, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1895] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  2. Arthur
  3. Henry [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • Well Gate, Brandy Hole, Greetland [1891]
  • Brook's Buildings, Greetland [1901]
  • 70 Sunny Bank Road, Greetland [1911]
  • 33 Haigh Street, Greetland [1917, 1940]

William died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [9th July 1935].

Ellen died at home [1st June 1940].

The couple were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Wilde, WilliamRef 427-450
[1876-1949] Born in Luddenden.

He was a dairy farmer [1906].

In [Q4] 1906, he married Claudine Harwood in Halifax.


Claudine was the daughter of
Ashworth Harwood
 

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1907]
  2. Albert H. [b 1913]
  3. Hedley [b 1915]
  4. Edgar [b 1916]

The children were born in Luddenden

 

 

Wilde surnameRef 427-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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


Unattached BMDs for Wilde

Marriages 1876, 1898; Deaths 1899, 1907

 




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