Walshaw ...

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Walshaw, AbsalomRef 484-48
[1835-1878] (Possibly) son of John Walshaw.

Born in Newsome / Almondbury.

He was a dyer's apprentice [1851] / a yarn dyer [1871].

He married Sarah.

Sarah was born in Rastrick


  1. Richard [1861-1891]
  2. Clara [1862-1864]
  3. Harry [b 1865]
  4. Flora [b 1867]

The family lived at 19 Hampden Place, Halifax [1871].

Absalom died 30th November 1878 (aged 43)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2385] with the children ()  & Ellen Hinchcliffe [1819-1890].

Details of Sarah's death / burial place are not yet known

Walshaw, ArthurRef 484-8160
[1862-1910] Son of Edwin Walshaw.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted dyer [1891] / a police constable at Halifax [1901] / a retired policeman [1910].

In [Q3] 1885, he married Emma Senior in Halifax.

Emma was born in Halifax, the daughter of James Senior.

She was a cloth weaver [1911]



  1. Phyllis [b 1895] who was a cloth weaver [1911]
  2. Tom

They lived at

  • 43 Thomas Street South, Halifax [1891]
  • 12 Brunswick Place. Morley, Dewsbury [1901]
  • 9 Park Place, Halifax [1918]

Arthur died in Dewsbury. [10th November 1910] (aged 48)  In 1911, Emma & the children were living with her parents at Holmfield.

Emma died 24th March 1937 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3096] and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3096]

Walshaw, BenjaminRef 484-1132
[1880-1954] Aka Benny.

Son of John Walshaw.

Born in Halifax [October 1880].

In 1910, his parents & siblings emigrated to Australia and settled in Kulikup, Western Australia.

He was an assistant news agent [1901] / a farmer [1919].

Benny died in Kulikup [25th November 1954]

Walshaw, Cecil GarsideRef 484-1127
[1882-1944] Son of John Walshaw.

Born in Halifax [June 1882].

He was educated at Halifax High School & Grimescar College.

In 1910, his parents & siblings emigrated to Australia and settled in Kulikup, Western Australia.

Cecil was in an electrical business in Perth / a keen motor cyclist / a fine baritone singer / a member of the Perth Concert Artists / an apiculturist / working in the Eastern Goldfields [1931] / an electrical engineer / a signaller in the Kalgoorlie VDC Company / an honorary lecturer on wireless with the Kalgoorlie militia / a farmer [1919].

He married a daughter of Daniel Baker, a well-known figure in the Australian goldfields.

He died of heart failure [4th January 1944] (aged 62)  and was buried at Kalgoorlie cemetery.

The Kalgoorlie Miner [28th January 1944] published an obituary

Walshaw, Charles AlfredRef 484-1144
[1848-1924] Son of Charles James Walshaw

Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber, glazier and gasfitter [1891, 1901] / a plumber, glazier and sanitary engineer (employer) [1911] / a master plumber (own account) [1921].

In [Q1] 1872, he married Sarah Elizabeth Sowden [1850-1898] in Bradford.

Sarah Elizabeth was born in Bradford


  1. John George [b 1873] who was a plumber's apprentice  [1891], a plumber, glazier and gasfitter [1901]
  2. Emily Maude [b 1874] who was a machinist and bodice hand  [1891]
  3. Florence [b 1878]
  4. Charles Percy [b 1879]
  5. Hilda [b 1881]
  6. Albert [b 1888] who was a district sanitary inspector  [1911]

The family lived at

  • 53 Lister Lane Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1901, 1911, 1921]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] was Charles Alfred's mother Elizabeth Walshaw (living on own means).

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] was Charles Alfred's widowed aunt Sarah Ann Graham [1901, 1911, 1921].

Sarah Elizabeth died Q1 1898 (aged 48).

Charles Alfred died Q1 1924 (aged 75).

They both died in Halifax

Walshaw, Charles HenryRef 484-3
[1871-1934] Born in Thornhill.

He was a foreman wool dyer [1901] / a director of slubbing dyeworks [1911].

In [Q1] 1894, he married Marian Hannah Hawkins [1871-1940] in Bradford.

Marian was born in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire [17th September 1871].

She was incapacitated & living in a nursing home [1911]



  1. Irving
  2. Dorothy [b 1898]
  3. Charles Lloyd [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 3 Bracken Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • The Ridge, Rastrick [1911]
  • 54 Alexandra Road, Southport (Marian living in a nursing  home) [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Charles's sister Amelia Walshaw [b 1883].

Living with them [in 1911] was Charles's cousin Maboth Ethel Walshaw [b 1881] (mother's help).

Charles Henry died in Halifax [Q3 1934] (aged 63).

Marian died in Southport [Q3 1940] (aged 69) 

Walshaw, Charles JamesRef 484-1143
[1824-1883] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a dyer [1851] / a dyer employing 17 men [1871] / a dyer [1881].

In [Q1] 1846, he married Elizabeth Kaye [1829-1???].

Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield


  1. John William [b 1846] who was a surveyor's assistant  [1871]
  2. Charles Alfred
  3. Emma Jane [b 1849]
  4. Walter [b 1851] who was a dyer [1871]
  5. Mary Ellen [1853] who died in infancy and was buried at  Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3100]

They lived at

  • 20 Labour Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 15 Clare Road, Halifax [1871]
  • 16 Clare Road, Halifax [1881]
  • 53 Lister Lane, Halifax (Elizabeth was living with son  Charles and his family) [1891, 1901, 1911]

Charles died in Halifax [Q2 1883] (aged 59) 

Walshaw, DavidRef 484-2
[1836-1914] Butcher, auctioneer and cabinet maker of 61 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

He was a member of St James's Church, Brighouse.

He was involved in the notorious Bad Meat Case, as discussed in the Foldout.

In June 1914, he was driving his dog-cart when it was run into by a heavy motor-waggon and he was thrown to the ground. His health never recovered.

He died of a heart attack [14th July 1914] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,541

Walshaw, EdwinRef 484-2502
[18??-1???] Chairman of the Halifax Omnibus & Cab Company Limited [1867]

Walshaw, EdwinRef 484-911
[1826-1???] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a dyer [1891].

Around 1861, he married Harriet [1827-1???].

Harriet was born in Almondbury


  1. Tom who died 11th August 1852 (aged 17 days) 
  2. Rosalind who died June 4th 1857 (aged 2 years & 5 months) 
  3. Herbert [1861-14th December 1902] who was a dyer [1891]
  4. Arthur

They lived at 2 Horley Green Road, Northowram [1891].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3096]

Walshaw, Helen MollieRef 484-2143
[1912-1952] Daughter of Saxon Walshaw.

She married Edmund Hodgson [1899-1961] from Blackpool.


  1. Christopher
  2. Ann
  3. Michael
  4. Joan Margaret

Edmund was a missionary and served in the Congo under the Congo Evangelistic Mission. He and a colleague were hacked to death by Baluba tribesmen in North Katanga in 1961

Walshaw, IrvingRef 484-393
[1895-1956] Son of Charles Henry Walshaw.

Born in Brighouse [11th October 1895].

He was managing director (textile dyeing) [1939] / Managing Director of Drake & Company Limited / (possibly) a member of Walshaw, Drake & Company Limited.

In [Q4] 1920, he married Kathleen Cheetham [1897-1976] in Halifax.

Kathleen was the daughter of James Cheetham


  1. Kathleen B. [b 24th December 1921] who was a textile  dyeing production worker [1939]
  2. David H. [b 23rd December 1922] who was a dyer's  apprentice [1939]

The family lived at 25 Gernhill Avenue, Huddersfield [1939]

Irving died Q4 1956 (aged 61).

Kathleen died Q1 1976 (aged 77).

They both died in Southport

Walshaw, JohnRef 484-1047
[1???-1870] A dyer.

He lived at Alma Cottage, Northowram.

See Walshaw vs Walshaw

Walshaw, JohnRef 484-1136
[1797-18??] Born in Kirkheaton.

He was a dyer [1841] / a worsted dyer employing 9 men [1851].

He married Hannah [1799-1???].

Hannah was born in Huddersfield


  1. William [b 1821] who was a mechanic [1841]
  2. Charles [b 1826]
  3. Edwin [b 1826]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1830]
  5. Thomas [b 1833] who was a dyer's apprentice [1851]
  6. Absalom
  7. Alfred [b 1839]
  8. Sarah Ann [b 1843]
  9. Charles A. [b 1848]

The family lived at

  • Newsome, Almondbury, Huddersfield [1841]
  • 11 Bath Street, Halifax [1851]

Walshaw, JohnRef 484-2136
[1852-1919] Born in Halifax [20th September 1852].

He was a news vendor [1881] / a bookseller and news agent [1891] / a news agent, stationer and bookseller [1900] / a news agent [1901] / postmaster [1919].

On 15th April 1879, he married Mary Hannah Garside [1853-1918] in Halifax.

Mary Hannah was born in Halifax [2nd March 1853]


  1. Benjamin
  2. Cecil Garside
  3. Dora Regina E. [b 1888]
  4. Charles Stanley / Stanley [b 1890] who was  postmaster [1919]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Northgate, Halifax [1881]
  • The Square Halifax [1891]
  • 7 Northgate, Halifax [1900]
  • 10 Church Street, Halifax [1901]

In 1910, the family emigrated to Australia and settled in Kulikup, Western Australia.

The Halifax Courier [24th January 1919] reported

[John] was postmaster in Kulikup / presiding officer for the district in the first election for the Commonwealth / active in the campaign to construct a branch railway connecting to the main line 16 miles away.

There are Walshaw Street, Walshaws Road and Walshaw Avenue in the town


An article in the Bunbury Herald [Wednesday 9th July 1919] reported that

Mary Hannah died in Blackwood, Western Australia [13th August 1918] (aged 65).

John died in the Government Hospital, Wellington, Western Australia [5th July 1919] (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Boyup Brook Cemetery


Walshaw, John WilliamRef 484-2358
[1863-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a mineral water manufacturer at Savile Park Road, Halifax [1893].

By 1897, the business had become a partnership – Walshaw & Stott – with his brother-in-law James Stott

In [Q2] 1890, he married Frances Ann Stott [1866-19??] in Halifax.

Frances was born in Halifax, the daughter of David Stott

They lived at

  • 1 Perseverance Terrace, Halifax [1905]
  • Brearley Hill, Southowram [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was Frances's brother Jim Stott.

Walshaw, JosephRef 484-1295
[18??-19??] He qualified in January 1872.

He was Grand Marshall of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good  Templars [1882] / Clerk to Rishworth UDC [1905] / a solicitor with Walshaws in Halifax [1934].

In 1875, he married Lydia Annie Wilson in Oakham, Rutland/Leicestershire.

His wife was also an official of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars

See Christopher Tate Rhodes

Walshaw, JoshuaRef 484-2505
[18??-1???] Halifax solicitor.

Recorded in July 1873, when he was appointed one of the Secretaries of the British Temperance League at Halifax

Walshaw, JoshuaRef 484-1708
[1835-1904] Born in Heckmondwike.

He was publican at Heckmondwike [1891] / innkeeper of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1901, 1904].

In 1859, he married Eliza Pickles [1838-1917] in Dewsbury.

Eliza was born in Heckmondwike


  1. Tom [b 1865] who was an indigo dyer [1891]
  2. Alfred Henry [b 1871] who was an apprentice [1891], a  woollen dyer [1901], manager at the Bridge Hotel [1911]
  3. Florence [b 1874] who was a dress maker [1901]
  4. Emma [b 1876]
  5. Annie [b 1882] who was a barmaid [1911]

They lived at Market Place, Heckmondwike [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson Ernest Whitley [aged 10].

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Constance Pickles [b 1851] (dry cleaner) and grandson Arthur Pick [b 1890]

Joshua died on the 16th August 1904. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £288. Probate was granted to his widow Eliza, his son Alfred Henry Walshaw (dyer)  and Frederick Arthur Bottomley, (book-keeper).

After Joshua's death, Eliza took over at the Bridge Hotel [1905, 1911]

Walshaw, RobertRef 484-419
[19??-19??] Motor-racing driver from Lightcliffe. In 1952, he was one of a 3-man team which made a record-breaking drive from London to Cape Town in 13 days, 9 hours, 6 minutes. He retired after a 20-year career when he completed the 25th Grand Prix at Le Mans in 1957

Walshaw, SaxonRef 484-1297
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Walshaws [1934]. He qualified in August 1903 He was Deputy Clerk to Rishworth UDC. He was Honorary Treasurer to the Halifax Incorporated Law Society.

He married Norah, daughter of Edward Richardson.


  1. Helen Mollie

Walshaw, ThomasRef 484-1200
[1833-1868] He was a partner in Walshaw & Sons.

He retired and became landlord of the Old Cock, Halifax.

He was a member of the Turk's Head Conservative Club / a member of the Loyal Georgean Society [meetings were held at  Walshaw's house].

On 30th April 1868, there was a fire at a mill in Bailey Hall Road, Halifax – occupied by Thomas Crossley & Sons.

Walshaw (aged 35) went to the scene to assist in the incident, and was walking along the roof of a the black dye-house, when he fell through a sky-light into a dyer's vat full of hot, poisonous chrome dye and drowned.

His body was discovered in the vat around 6:00 am.

He was taken out

in a parboiled state

and conveyed to the T' Cat i' th' Window, Halifax, where the Inquest was held. The Jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

The funeral procession started from the Old Cock for St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

He was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Walshaw, TomRef 484-3051
[1899-1918] Son of Arthur Walshaw.

Born in Morley, Leeds.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School [1911] / connected with St Paul's Church, King Cross / employed by the Halifax Town Clerk.

During World War I, he enlisted with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [1917] and served as a Lance Corporal / Lewis gunner with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was wounded by shellfire somewhere in France; his wounds were dressed, but he died before he could be evacuated [18th April 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his story in the Halifax Courier [27th April & 4th May 1918].

He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3096], on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 20-22], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax


Walshaw surnameRef 484-1

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

There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Walshaw, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Walshaw

Marriage 1907


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