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Mr Wood [1???-1???]
Mrs Wood [17??-18??]
Mr Wood [18??-18??]
A. Wood [18??-18??]
Abraham Wood [15??-16??]
Abraham Wood [1822-1872]
Agnes Wood [15??-15??]
Albert Wood [18??-19??]
Albert Wood [1863-1920]
Albert Wood [1864-1937]
Albert Wood [1888-19??]
Albert Wood [1899-1918]
Albert Edward Wood [18??-1917]
Alice Wood [1875-1888]
Allen Wood [1854-1???]
Ann Wood [1???-1???]
Rev Arnold Wood [1???-1???]
Arnold Wood [1898-1917]
Arthur Wood [18??-19??]
Arthur Gordon Wood [1892-1916]
Basil Wood [18??-19??]
Bates Wood [18??-19??]
Benjamin Wood [18??-1???]
Benjamin Wood [18??-18??]
Benjamin Wood [1801-1864]
Benjamin Wood [1807-1???]
Benjamin Wood [1811-1???]
Benjamin Wood [1820-1???]
Bernard Wood [1891-1979]
Bertram Wood [1894-1916]
C. E. Wood [18??-19??]
Sir Charles Wood [1800-1885]
Charles Wood [18??-19??]
Charles Wood [1858-1928?]
Charles Wood [1866-1916]
Charles Wood [1874-19??]
Charles Henry Wood [1833-18??]
Charles Lindley Wood [1839-1934]
Charles Sutcliffe Wood [1820-1889]
Charlie Wood [18??-1916]
Clement Wood [1888-19??]
E. Wood [18??-191?]
Edgar William Henry Wood [1877-1943]
Edmund Wood [15??-16??]
Edmund Wood [1588-166?]
Edmund Wood [1818-1???]
Edward Wood [1550-161?]
Edward Wood [18??-1???]
Edward Wood [1867-19??]
Edward Wood [19??-]
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood [1881-1959]
Edwin Wood [1833-1???]
Edwin Wood [1894-1917]
Edwin Wood [1925-1944]
Ernest Wood [18??-191?]
Ernest Reginald Wood [1886-1971]
F. Wood [18??-1???]
F. Wood [18??-19??]
F. Harold Wood [18??-191?]
Francis Wood [1806-1863]
Francis Hugh Wood [1916-1942]
Francis John Wood [1852-1884]
Frank Wood [1868-1???]
Frank Wood [1885-19??]
Frank Wood [1917-1944]
Fred Wood [1857-1906]
Fred Wood [1888-1916]
Frederick Wood [1864-19??]
Frederick William Havelock Wood [1874-1917]
Geoffrey Barrington Wood [1922-1942]
George Wood [1808-1885]
George Wood [1828-1896]
George Wood [1847-1909]
George Wood [1862-19??]
George Wood [1892-1917]
George Wood [1898-1917]
George Herbert Wood [1908-1981]
George Mount Wood [1885-1916]
Graham Milton Wood [1937-1974]
Harold John Thomas Wood [1890-1918]
Harry Wood [18??-19??]
Harry Wood [1899-1918]
Harry Wood [1900-1950]
Hector William Charles Wood [1916-1942]
Henry 1594 Wood [1594-1618]
Henry Wood [1726-1790]
Henry Wood [1824-1880]
Herbert Wood [1???-191?]
Herbert Wood [1894-1950]
Ivor Wood [1914-1943]
James Wood [1???-1???]
James Wood [1???-18??]
James Wood [1???-18??]
Dr James Wood [1???-19??]
James Wood [18??-18??]
James Wood [1827-1883]
James Wood [1889-1918]
James Wood [1890-1918]
James Wood [1897-1918]
James Robert Wood [1876-1897]
Jeremiah Wood [16??-17??]
Jeremiah Wood [1619-1686]
Job Wood [1868-1938]
Job Sutcliffe Wood [1852-1922]
Joe Edward Wood [1862-1896]
John Wood [1???-1???]
John Wood [1???-18??]
John Wood [15??-16??]
John Wood [1584-1619]
John Wood [17??-1???]
John Wood [1780-1840]
John Wood [1792-1855]
John Wood [18??-1???]
John Wood [18??-19??]
John Wood [18??-19??]
John Wood [1811-1868]
John Wood [1812-1879?]
John Wood [1813-1891]
John Wood [1815-1879]
John Wood [1819-1896]
John Wood [1820-1867]
John Wood [1843-1???]
John Wood [1863-19??]
Rev John Wood [19??-19??]
John Crossley Wood [1865-1897]
John Edward Wood [1836-1906]
John Edward Wood [1892-1915]
John James Wood [1850-19??]
John Ogden Wood [1889-19??]
John Smith Wood [1846-1914]
Jonas Wood [1614-1689]
Joseph Wood [1???-1???]
Joseph Wood [1???-16??]
Joseph Wood [15??-16??]
Joseph Wood [16??-1681]
Joseph Wood [1661-1717]
Joseph Wood [17??-17??]
Joseph Wood [1798-1884]
Joseph Wood [18??-18??]
Joseph Wood [1817-1881]
Joseph Wood [1837-1???]
Joseph Wood [1843-1919]
Joseph Edward Wood [1899-1918]
Joseph Milton Wood [1919-1941]
Rev Joshua Wood [1734-1794]
Lascelles Morton Wood [1911-1985]
Lawrence Wood [1899-1916]
Leonard Wood [1896-1916]
Luke Wood [1860-19??]
Marion Wood [18??-1???]
Marshall Wood [18??-18??]
Martha Wood [15??-16??]
Martha Wood [1612-166?]
Mary Jane Wood [18??-19??]
Mary Nancy Wood [1913-1993]
Matthew Wood [17??-18??]
Matthew Wood [1839-1915]
Rev Michael Wood [19??-]
Milnes Wood [1888-1965]
Milton Wood [1897-1979]
Myers Wood [1874-1907]
Nancy Wood [1811-1864]
Nathan Wood [1596-1704]
Nathaniel Wood [1839-1898]
Percy Wood [18??-1???]
Percy Wood [1884-1917]
Peter Rigby Wood [1860-1927]
Philip Wood [1829-1???]
Ralph Wood [16??-1697]
Randall Wood [15??-16??]
Reginald Wood [1902-1992]
Richard Wood [15??-1???]
Richard Wood [16??-17??]
Richard Wood [1694-1722]
Richard Wood [1724-1766]
Richard Wood [1760-1788]
Richard Wood [18??-18??]
Richard Wood [1811-1878]
Richard William Wood [1860-19??]
Robert Wood [1696-1758]
Robert Wood [1696-1758]
Robert Wood [1832-1905]
Robert Wood [1837-1912]
Sally Wood [17??-18??]
Sam Wood [1836-1872]
Sam Wood [1836-1887]
Sam Wood [1837-1???]
Samuel, Wood [17??-1???]
Samuel Wood [1727-1780]
Samuel Wood [1731-1764]
Samuel Wood [1775-1853]
Samuel Wood [18??-18??]
Samuel Wood [1822-1899]
Samuel Wood [1835-1900]
Samuel Wood [1856-1894]
Samuel Wood [1878-1916]
Sarah Wood [1813-1???]
Sarah Ann Wood [18??-1876]
Susan Wood [1591-1???]
Susan Wood [1616-16??]
Sylvester Joseph Wood [1894-1948]
Terence Albert Wood [1923-1943]
Thomas Wood [17??-18??]
Thomas Wood [1792-1861]
Thomas Wood [18??-1???]
Thomas Wood [18??-1???]
Thomas Wood [1824-1???]
Thomas Wood [1836-1921]
Thomas Wood [1850-1894]
Thomas Wood [1854-1922]
Thomas Wood [1876-1???]
Thomas Wood [1894-1917]
Thomas Herbert Wood [1867-1923]
Thomas Walker Wood [1849-1925]
Thomas Walter Wood [1857-1???]
Timothy Wood [1622-1659]
Tom Wood [1865-19??]
Tom Wood [1886-1916]
Tom Wood [1892-1917]
W. Wood [18??-18??]
Walter Wood [1856-19??]
Walter Wood [1860-19??]
Wilfred Wood [1889-1918]
William Wood [17??-18??]
Rev William Wood [17??-18??]
William Wood [1703-17??]
William Wood [1788-18??]
William Wood [18??-19??]
Rev William Wood [18??-19??]
William Wood [18??-19??]
William Wood [1821-1891]
William Wood [1823-1899]
William Wood [1829-1888]
William Wood [1847-1903]
William Wood [1848-1904]
William Wood [1857-19??]
William Wood [1880-1948]
Willie Wood [18??-191?]
Willie Wood [1888-1981] 


Wood, Mr
[1???-1???] Managed a travelling theatre in Roomfield Lane, Todmorden

Wood, Mrs
[17??-18??] Of Northowram. A leech-woman whom Anne Lister used for bleeding

Wood, Mr
[18??-18??] He was Master of Heywood's School [1874]. He was in charge when the school closed and the scholars and staff moved to the Northowram Mechanics' Institute. He became an Assistant Teacher and Arthur Oddy was Master

Wood, A.
[18??-18??] Pig jobber at Brighouse.

In June 1867, he was declared bankrupt

Wood, Abraham
[15??-16??] Of Northowram.

On 11th July 1608, he married Susan, daughter of Edward Northend

Wood, Abraham
[1822-1872] Son of Joseph Wood.

Baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [30th December 1821].

He was a farmer of 23 acres with 1 man [1861] / a worsted spinner [1849, 1851, 1861, 1871] / partner in Joseph Wood / partner in Joseph Wood & Sons Limited.

In 1849, he married Eliza Freeman [1820-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza was the daughter of James Freeman, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Arthur [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  2. Edward [b 1859]
  3. Sarah Louisa [1860-1862]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Elizabeth Ann Freeman [b  1838] (general servant).

Living with them [in 1861] was visitor Ellen Freeman [b 1806].

Living with them [in 1871] was Rachel Freeman [b 1839] (servant).

Abraham died at Whinney Field [19th January 1872].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £12,000.

Administration was granted to his widow Eliza

Wood, Agnes
[15??-15??] Or Agneta Wodde (Agnes Wood). Daughter and heir of John Wodd.

She married (1) Edward Saltonstall.

After Edward's death, she married (2) Thomas Brook

Wood, Albert
[18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1884]. He won a cap for England against Ireland while at Halifax

Wood, Albert
[1863-1920] Born in Elland.

He was a stone dresser [1891] / innkeeper of the Royal George, Elland [from 1901] – until the pub closed with extinction of licence [21st December 1912] / landlord of the Masons' Arms, Elland [from 1914] – until the pub closed with extinction of licence [13th December 1919].

In [Q2] 1887, he married Sarah Jane Stott [1864-1916] in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was the daughter of David Stott
 

Children:

  1. Percival [1889-1944] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  2. Fred [1891-1960]
  3. Albert Stott [1896-1966]

The family lived at

  • 77 Westgate, Elland [1891]
  • Royal George Inn, 28 Southgate Elland [1901, 1911]

Albert died at the Masons' Arms, Elland [28th February 1920].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £550 17/1d.

Probate was granted to his son Percival

Wood, Albert
[1864-1937] Son of Samuel Wood.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

On leaving school, he started work as a canal carrier's clerk for William Jackson & Son. In 1891, he was at Skircoat.

Based in Sowerby Bridge, he operated one of the largest private canal carriers in Britain and ran a successful business transporting goods by a fleet of about 50 barges along the Rochdale Canal, the Calder & Hebble Navigation, and other waterways until 1919 when Albert gave up the business.

The company was founded in 1894, when Albert borrowed £500 to buy the business of William Jackson & Son, the firm of

Wood's repair dockyard at Mirfield continued until 1924 when Albert retired.

On 28th July 1888, he married Alice Bedford [1866-1923] at Mirfield.


Alice was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Hilda Hannah [1892-1980]
  2. Cyril Bedford [1897-1969] who was a mechanic [1937]
  3. Reginald
  4. Albert Edward Helm [1908-1973] who was a motor mechanic [1937]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law Emily Bedford [aged 32] (general domestic servant).

The Albert Wood Lock at Sowerby Bridge was opened in May 1988 in his memory.

Alice died at 13 Walker Lane, Sowerby Bridge [26th June 1923].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £450 4/- to her husband.

Albert died in Halifax General Hospital [27th March 1937].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,332 9/8d to sons Cyril Bedford, Reginald and Albert Edward Helm Wood.

See Sowerby Bridge Prosecution Society

Wood, Albert
[1888-19??] Son of Walton Wood, carter.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a labourer of Park Street, Warley [1908] / a seal moulder with John Wallis & Company [1911].

In 1908, he married Caroline Ruth Clayton at Halifax Parish Church.


Caroline (Carrie) Ruth, of Claremont Street, Warley, was born in Islington, London, the daughter of John Rylott Clayton.

She was a worsted drawer with Clay & Horsfall

 

They lived at

  • 50 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 18 Causeway Head, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

Wood, Albert
[1899-1918] Son of Mary & Arthur Wood of 7 Bancroft Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax.

He worked for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company in the Sowerby Bridge engine shed.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died [27th May 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, Albert Edward
[18??-1917] Of 4 Shaw Hill Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died [31st July 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

The CWG website has a record for an


Albert Edward Wood who served as a Sapper with the 46th Broad Gauge Operating Company Royal Engineers, died 31st July 1917 and is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [9]
 

Wood, Alice
[1875-1888] Of Oldham.

Returning from an excursion to Hardcastle Crags, she was pushed off the platform at Hebden Bridge Station under the moving train. She died from her injuries at Halifax Infirmary about 6:30 am the following morning. The reports say that

she had in her pocket a copy of TIT BITS. On June 2nd 1888, £100 was received by the girl's father

Wood, Allen
[1854-1???] Son of William Wood, labourer.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

He was a wool comb maker of Skircoat [1878] / a wool comb maker [1881, 1891] / a mechanic in woollen mill [1901] / a wool comb maker [1911].

In [Q1] 1878, he married Mary Emma Crapper [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Emma, of Halifax, was the daughter of James Crapper, joiner.

She had a son (father unknown): John Henry Crapper [b 1876] who was a worsted doffer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. James William [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a mineral water maker [1901]
  2. Frances Ellen [b 1881] who was a spinner worsted [1891], a cotton reeler [1901]
  3. Mary Hannah [1883-1897]
  4. Albert [b 1886] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a warehouse man [1911]
  5. Clement
  6. Sarah Emma [b 1891] who was a twiner [1911]
  7. Gladys [b 1896] who was a winder [1911]
  8. Adelaide [b 1897] who was a twiner [1911]
  9. George [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 14 Bank Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 42 New Marsh, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 36 Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 34 New Marsh, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Wood, Ann
[1???-1???] Daughter of Edward Wood of Sheffield.

She married (1) Mr Barraclough.

She married (2) Edward Ackroyd

Wood, Rev Arnold
[1???-1???] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a chorister at Halifax Parish Church.

He was curate at Kirkheaton before becoming Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1967-1973].

He left to become rural dean of West Wivelshire, Cornwall

Wood, Arnold
[1898-1917] Son of Mr Wood of Calder Mill Road, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died [8th December 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France [XXXI B 11]

Wood, Arthur
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge. On 11th January 1916, he enlisted in the Pioneers after travelling 13,000 miles from Hong Kong

Wood, Arthur Gordon
[1892-1916] Son of Thomas Wood.

One of twins born in Sowerby [Q4 1892].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a clerk at the Yorkshire Penny Bank in Sowerby Bridge & Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Private with B Company 26th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [18th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [8C, 9A & 16A], on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Wood, Basil
[18??-19??] Of Sunny Bank, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – back and ribs strained – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Wood, Bates
[18??-19??] Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Annie M. who married Lewis Chambers

Wood, Benjamin
[18??-1???] Of Halifax.

In 1873, he married Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Joseph Greenwood, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Henry [b 1874]
  2. Martha Beatrice [b 1878]

Elizabeth Ann and her children were living with her parents in Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1891, 1901]. Benjamin was not with them

Wood, Benjamin
[18??-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Swamp Mills, Sowerby [1874]

Wood, Benjamin
[1801-1864] Born in Halifax.

He was a Bluecoat boy / a member of Halifax Parish Church / a druggist [1865] / a chemist & druggist [1851] / a councillor for North Ward.

His house was attacked during the window-breaking election [1835].

He married Elizabeth [1818-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1840]
  2. Eliza [b 1842]
  3. Benjamin [b 1846]
  4. William [b 1848]
  5. Thomas [b 1851]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was David Farrar.

He died [25th February 1864].

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [2nd March 1864]

Wood, Benjamin
[1807-1???] Of Norland.

He married Mary [1812-18??] from Norland.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas [b 1837]
  3. John [b 1840]
  4. Mary Hannah [b 1842]
  5. Sarah [b 1844]
  6. William [b 1847]

Wood, Benjamin
[1811-1???] Born in Norland.

He was a millwright [1841, 1851].

He married Mary [1816-1???].

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1832]
  2. Samuel
  3. Thomas [b 1837]
  4. John [b 1840]
  5. Sarah [b 1844]
  6. William [b 1847]
  7. Mary Hannah [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1841]
  • 47 Back West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]

Wood, Benjamin
[1820-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was an engineer master [1851] / a mill engineer [1861] / an engineer [1871] / a cotton manufacturer [1881].

(Possibly) in 1843, he married Eliza Smith [1809-1???] from Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1846]
  2. Charles [b 1848]
  3. Benjamin [b 1850]
  4. Thomasine [b 1852]
  5. Mary [b 1854]
  6. John [b 1856] who was a spinner [1881]
  7. Sarah [b 1859]
  8. Richard William

The family lived at

Wood, Bernard
[1891-1979] Born in Halifax [6th February 1891].

He was a professional photographer.

On 18th September 1920, he married Eleanor Jones [1892-1977] at Elland Parish Church.


Eleanor was born in Elland [10th September 1892]
 

Children:

  1. Geoffrey Barrington
  2. William Gordon

The family lived at Halifax [1944].

Bernard died in Halifax [Q2 1979]

Wood, Bertram
[1894-1916] Son of Edward Wood

He was an apprentice (worsted spinning) [1911].

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

He died of wounds [4th September 1916].

He was buried at Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, France [3 B 18].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School

Wood, C. E.
[18??-19??] Ironfounder at Brighouse.

In August 1900, he was declared bankrupt

Wood, Sir Charles
[1800-1885] MP, GCB, Bt.

Born in Pontefract. He was educated at Oriel College Oxford. He was Whig-Liberal MP for Halifax, and proposed by George Buckston Browne at the first 2 elections for the Borough.

He was Chancellor of the Exchequer [1846-1852]. In 1853, he accepted the post for the direction of Indian Affairs. In 1855, he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. In 1859, he was appointed Secretary of State for India and President of the Board of Control for India.

In 1866, he was created the first Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton.

In May 1866, John Crossley presented him with a silver dinner service, costing £1,000 and engraved The Gift of Halifax which had been bought by his former constituents in Halifax.

In 1867, his Private Secretary, Algernon West, wrote a 180-page book describing

Sir Charles Wood's
Administration of
Indian Affairs
From 1859 to 1866

On 29th July 1829, he married Lady Mary Grey [1807-1884].


Mary was the daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
 

Children:

  1. Charles Lindley
  2. Francis Lindley [1841-1873]
  3. Henry John Lindley [b 1843]
  4. Frederick George Lindley [b 1846]
  5. Mary Louisa who died young
  6. Emily Charlotte
  7. Alice Louisa
  8. Blanche Edith

See Rev William Luther Leeman, Window-breaking election and Henry Wood

Wood, Charles
[18??-19??] Son of William Wood.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of the Square Church Boys' Brigade / a musician (like other members of his family) / a member of the Territorial Band (at the outbreak of World War I).

He volunteered for active service, and during World War I, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

At Ypres, on Saturday 14th August 1915, the Germans had shelled the trenches heavily from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The battalion were in trenches about a mile to the north west of Ypres when a shell burst amongst a working party of 6 men who were making dugouts, killing 3 men outright and wounding 3 others.

Due to the narrowness of the trench, it was found necessary to carry the wounded over the top of the trench, over open ground and in full view of the enemy. Around 5:00 pm, when it was almost dark, Company Commander Captain Maynard Percy Andrews volunteered to accompany the rescue team – which included Private John Shelley, Charles, and Private G. Holt - who went to do this.

The enemy spotted them and opened fire.

Captain Andrews was hit by a bullet in the throat and died shortly afterwards.

Shelley, Wood and Holt were recommended for an award for distinguished service.

Wood, Charles
[1858-1928?] Born in Brighouse.

He was a plumber [1891] / a cab proprietor [1901]

In the late 19th century, he started his Wood's Livery Stables at the rear of the Black Bull Hotel, Brighouse offering a selection of carriages, cabs, waggons and hearses for hire. The business continued into the 20th century as Charles Wood.

The undertaking business was absorbed by the Brighouse Co-operative Society, and the taxi business is privately owned.

In 1882, he married Emma Priestley [1859-1???] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. Samuel Sutcliffe [b 1884]
  3. John [b 1885] who became a saddler
  4. Ann Ellen [b 1889]
  5. Lucy [b 1891]
  6. Charles Henry [b 1893] who became an engineer
  7. Thomas [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 20 Bank Street, Brighouse [1891, 1901]
  • 52 Briggate, Brighouse [1911]

Wood, Charles
[1866-1916] Son of Henry Wood.

He took over from his parents as landlord of the New Inn, Soyland [1903-1909].

His brother Peter Rigby took over at the New Inn [1909-1914]

Wood, Charles
[1874-19??] Son of Thomas Wood, mason.

Born in Halifax.

He was a currier of Green Street, Northowram [1895] / a leather currier [1901, 1911].

In 1895, he married Eliza Jane Hilton [1877-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Jane was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Emily & William Hilton, wire drawer
 

Children:

  1. Leonard
  2. Emily [b 1901]
  3. Lawrence [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 11 Green Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 9 Park Square, Northowram [1911]
  • 49 Towngate, Northowram [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Emily Hilton [b 1850] (weaver worsted) 

Wood, Charles Henry
[1833-18??] Son of Thomas Wood a stone merchant of Southowram.

He was an attorney's clerk [1853].

In 1853, he married Hannah Aspinall.


Hannah was the daughter of
Squire Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. Mary A. [b 1859]
  2. Sarah A. [b 1860]

Charles Henry died between 1860 & 1871.

Hannah married Samuel Aspinall

Wood, Charles Lindley
[1839-1934] Son of Sir Charles Wood.

Born at The Admiralty, London [7th June 1839].

He was educated at Eton and Christchurch Oxford / Justice of the Peace for the West Riding [1869].

He succeeded to the title as Second Viscount Halifax.

He was one of the people to whom J. R. Smith dedicated one of his prints.

On 22nd April 1869, he married Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay.


Agnes Elizabeth was the daughter of William Reginald, 11th Earl of Devon
 

Children:

  1. Charles Reginald [1870-1890]
  2. Alexandra Mary Elizabeth [1871-1965]
  3. Francis Hugh Lindley [1873-1889]
  4. Mary Agnes Emily [1877-1962]
  5. Henry Paul Lindley [1879-1886]
  6. Edward Frederick Lindley

His older sons died in infancy, and Edward Frederick Lindley succeeded to the title.

He wrote Leo XII & Anglican Orders [Longmans Green London 1912]

Wood, Charles Sutcliffe
[1820-1889] Son of Thomas Wood.

He was a mechanic [1861] / an engine fitter [1871] / a mechanic [1881, 1889]

In 1846, he married (1) Elizabeth Walker [1824-1861].

Children:

  1. Thomas Walker
  2. Job Sutcliffe

In 1862, he married (2) Louisa Bintley [1832-1904] from Huddersfield, in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1863]
  2. Sarah E [b 1866]
  3. William [b 1869]
  4. Ruth [b 1877]

The family lived at Gooder Lane Rastrick [1881, 1889]

Wood, Charlie
[18??-1916]

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

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

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [I E 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Wood, Clement
[1888-19??] MM.

Son of Allen Wood

During World War I, he served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917] for


clearing out a German trench with bombs on the 1st of July and for holding it with a machine gun till the next morning
 

He was later wounded by a German officer

Wood, E.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Wood, Edgar William Henry
[1877-1943] Son of John Wood, foreman mason.

Born in Lincoln.

He was a railway clerk [1903].

On 1st August 1903, he married Henrietta Goodyear at Coley Church.


Henrietta was born in Hipperholme, the daughter of
Luke Goodyear
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1906]
  2. Irene [b 1907]
  3. Ronald [b 1910]

Edgar died [17th December 1943].

Henrietta died in Bolton [30th March 1952]

Wood, Edmund
[15??-16??] He married Margaret Heard.

Children:

  1. Susan who married Thomas Butterfield

Wood, Edmund
[1588-166?] Of Halifax.

Son of Edward Wood.

On 21st May 1611, he married Martha Lum in Halifax.

Children: Martha, Jonas, Susan, Jeremiah, and Timothy.

The family emigrated to America.

He died in Huntington, Suffolk, New York [before 7th July 1663]

Wood, Edmund
[1818-1???] Born in Scotton, Lancashire.

He was a provision dealer [1861].

Around 1848, he married Ann [1818-1???].


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. Joseph [b 1850] who was an errand boy [1861]
  3. Edmund [b 1853]
  4. Ann [b 1855]
  5. Thomas [b 1860]

The family lived at 6 Lower Kirkgate, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was brother-in-law William Brook [b  1811] (shoe maker) 

Wood, Edward
[1550-161?] Of Halifax.

On 13th October 1583, he married Margaret Heird [1560-1???] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas [bapt 1586]
  3. Robert [bapt 1586]
  4. Edmund
  5. Susan

Wood, Edward
[18??-1???] He established the Sowerby Bridge Spiritualist Society at his home, Rose Mount, Sowerby Bridge

See Spiritualist Progressive Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge

Wood, Edward
[1867-19??] Son of William Wood.

Born in Southowram.

He was a boarder scholar at Wesley College, Sheffield [1881] / a manager in woolcombing [1891] / a worsted spinner (employer) [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Clara Wood in Halifax.


Clara was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Bertram
  2. Leslie [b 1897]

The family lived at

Wood, Edward
[19??-] Son of Lascelles Morton Wood.

He was MD of the Halifax Courier [until the 1990s].

He and his brother Joseph were directors of the family firm – Norman Wood's Dyers of Bradford – until 1970. They then established Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics

Wood, Edward Frederick Lindley
[1881-1959] KG, PC, OM, GCSI, GCIE.

Fourth son of Charles Lindley Wood.

Born in Powderham, Devon [16th April 1881].

He was Baron Irwin [from 1925] / 3rd Viscount Halifax, his older brothers having died in infancy [1934] / the 1st Earl of Halifax (Fourth Creation) [1944] / Viceroy of India.

He wrote a biography of churchman John Keble [1792-1866] – published by A. R. Mowbray London [1909] – which he dedicated to his father.

On 21st September 1909, he married Dorothy Evelyn Auga Onslow [1885-19??] in West Clandon, Surrey.

Children:

  1. Francis Hugh

He died in Garrowby, East Yorkshire [23rd December 1959].

There is a blue plaque on his former home in Eaton Square, London

Wood, Edwin
[1833-1???] He was a coal miner [1886] / a miner wife [1891] / a hewer in coal mine [1901].

He married Sally [1830-1???].

Children:

  1. Martha / Mattie [b 1862] who married Anthony Holgate
  2. Hannah [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • Raggalds, Mountain, Queensbury [1891]
  • 39 Raggalds, Mountain, Queensbury [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were daughter Martha and her husband Anthony Holgate

Wood, Edwin
[1894-1917] Born in Elland.

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

He died [12th July 1917].

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [VIII B 3]

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Wood, Edwin
[1925-1944] Son of Miriam & Harry Wood of Siddal.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died [19th July 1944] (aged 19).

He was buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France [III C 1]

Wood, Ernest
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Wood, Ernest Reginald
[1886-1971] Born in Brighouse.

He became a silk spinner at Brighouse. He was manager of a spun silk factory [1911].

In 1909, he married Rosa Richardson [1887-1977] from Southowram, in St Columb, Cornwall.

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1910]
  2. Mary Nancy

The family lived at Claremont Villas, Brighouse [1911].

The couple died in Scarborough:

Ernest Reginald died in 1971;

Rosa died in 1977

Wood, F.
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Prince of Wales, Brighouse.

He was Captain of Brighouse Rangers Rugby Club [1905]

Wood, F.
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Wood, F. Harold
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Flying Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Wood, Francis
[1806-1863] Born in Tiverton.

He was a Chelsea Pensioner.

He married Hannah [1806-1878].


Hannah came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1833-1873] who married John Binns.

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Wood, Francis Hugh
[1916-1942] Son of Edward Frederick Lindley Wood.

During World War II, he served as a Major with D Squadron Yorkshire Dragoons.

He died [26th October 1942] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [29]

Wood, Francis John
[1852-1884] Born in Halifax.

He was a weaver.

In [Q4] 1876, he married Grace Ann Holden [1854-1931] in Halifax.


Grace Ann was born in Halifax.

She was a woollen weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Frank

The family lived at 14 Farrar Street, King Cross, Halifax [1911].

Francis John died in Halifax [Q3 1884] (aged 31).

Living with them [in 1911] were son Frank and family.

Grace Ann died in Halifax [Q3 1931] (aged 77) 

Wood, Frank
[1868-1???] Son of Thomas Wood.

Born in Greetland.

He was an assistant schoolmaster [1891, 1901] / headmaster of West Vale Council School [1911, 1916]

In [Q4] 1891, he married Sarah Noble [1870-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Claud [b 1893] who was a clerk [1911] amd served in the Royal Fusiliers [World War I]
  2. Hanson [b 1895] who was a draughtsman [1911]
  3. Lawrence

The family lived at

  • Shutts lane, Ashfield Terrace, Greetland [1901]
  • School House, Stainland Road, West Vale, Greetland [1911]

Wood, Frank
[1885-19??] Son of Francis John Wood.

He was a blacksmith of Farrar Street, Halifax [1908].

In 1908, he married Sarah M. Smith at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of David Baines Smith
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1909]

In 1911, the family were living with Frank's widowed mother

Wood, Frank
[1917-1944] Son of Joe Wood of Elland.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 127th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died [21st September 1944] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [34], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Wood, Fred
[1857-1906] He was landlord of the Stag & Pheasant Beerhouse, Brighouse [1881, 1891] / a house painter [1901].

On 6th August 1878, he married Mary Ellen Booth at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of Joseph Booth
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1879]
  2. Arthur [1883-1884]
  3. Laura [1886-1972]
  4. Charley Booth [1887-1963]

The family lived at Bethel Street, Brighouse [1901].

On 24th November 1891, he was charged with having his house open during prohibited hours, after PC Morley and PC Metcalfe had found Nellie Beevers, Aaron Beevers and Harry Sykes – all of Brighouse – in the beerhouse with champagne bottles, cheese and bread on the table. Wood was very much under the influence of drink. He was fined £1 plus costs. The 2 men were each fined 10/- plus costs. The charges against Mrs Beevers were withdrawn.

Fred died in the Wakefield Asylum [19th October 1906].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £20.

Probate was granted to his son Charley Booth

Wood, Fred
[1888-1916] Son of George Wood of West Vale.

He married Annie.

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

He died [2nd October 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [794].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at West Vale Baptist Chapel

Wood, Frederick
[1864-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer at Pickwood House Farm, Norland [1901].

In 1887, he married Jane Elizabeth Parsonage [1865-19??] in Halifax.


Jane Elizabeth was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1888] who was a woollen piecer [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1892]
  3. Frank [b 1900]

Wood, Frederick William Havelock
[1874-1917] Son of John Edward Wood.

In 1908, he married Ettie Amelia in Leeds.


Ettie Amelia was the widow of his brother Joe Edward Wood
 

Children:

  1. William Alfred [b 1909] who was born in India and possibly died there before 1911
  2. Lucy [born after 1911]

The family lived at Beverley, Yorkshire [1915].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [4 & 5], and on Copley War Memorial

Wood, Geoffrey Barrington
[1922-1942] Son of Bernard Wood.

Born in Leicester.

He was educated at Moat Road School, Leicester / a King's Scout / scoutmaster at Elland / employed by Montague Burton Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant / Air Gunner with the 138th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [30th July 1942] (aged 20).

He was buried at Holten General Cemetery, Netherlands [15 6].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Wood, George
[1808-1885] He married Susannah [1805-1859].

Children:

  1. Jane [1835-1854]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Wood, George
[1828-1896] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher & beer seller at the Flying Dutchman, Boothtown [1860-1894].

On 30th June 1851, he married (1) Elizabeth Scott [1830-1878] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1852]
  2. Emily [b 1856]
  3. William Henry [b 1858]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1861]
  5. Ann Elizabeth [b 1863]
  6. Mary Ellen [b 1865]
  7. Herbert [b 1868]
  8. Arthur [b 1870]

The children were all baptised All Souls' Church, Haley Hill.

In April 1860, George was fined 10/- for having a pint jug and a quart jug which gave illegal measures.

Elizabeth died [9th June 1878].

In 1889, George married (2) Ann in Halifax.


Ann was the widow of Mr Smith
 

Son Arthur took over the Flying Dutchman [1894].

George died in Halifax [5th June 1896].

They were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Wood, George
[1847-1909] Son of William Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer in Brighouse [1881, 1891, 1901].

On 6th May 1871, he married Mary Ellen Barber [1852-1938] from Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Laura [b 1871]
  2. Fred [b 1874] who was a wire drawer [1891]
  3. Hetty [b 1875] who married Joe Harry Radley
  4. Lewis [b 1881] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  5. Mary [b 1884]
  6. Florrie [b 1887]
  7. Hilda [b 1890]
  8. Albert [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • Schofield's Yard, Brighouse [1881]
  • 15 Schofield's Yard, Brighouse [1891]
  • 1/8 Charles Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 8 Back Firth Street, Brighouse [1911]

Wood, George
[1862-19??] Wholesale cabinet maker at Halifax. He set up in business at Alma Street, Halifax [1882] He moved to a factory in Bedford Street North where he employed around 45 workers.

In 1885, he married Elizabeth Ann Ratcliffe from Mytholmroyd, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eleanor [b 1886]
  2. John [b 1889]
  3. Clara [b 1892]
  4. Bessie Ratcliffe [b 1896]
  5. Elsie [b 1901]

The family lived at 14 Westfield Place, Halifax [1901]

Wood, George
[1892-1917] Son of Edith & Josiah Wood of 14 Highfield Terrace, Halifax.

He was a member of St John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1906] & Halifax Tech / employed by Hollingrake & Clegg Limited.

He was engaged to Miss Hilda Green of 4 Heathfield Grove.

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

He was killed by shellfire at Havrincourt [20th November 1917] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Wood, George
[1898-1917] Son of Myers Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was a half-time doffer (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by Brooke's of Hipperholme [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1917], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in an unsuccessful attack east of Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [III E 33].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, George Herbert
[1908-1981] Son of William Wood.

Born in Halifax [17th April 1908].

He was a grocer at Bell Hall, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Edna May Bull in Halifax.


Edna May was the daughter of Frederick William Bull
 

Children:

  1. Michael Keith [28th December 1939-2012]

The family lived at

  • 9 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1939]
  • 5 Broadley Close, Moor End Road [1981]

Edna May died in childbirth [Q1 1940]

George died [19th December 1981].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £25,000

Wood, George Mount
[1885-1916] Son of John Wood.

Born in Thornton, Bradford.

He was in the UK in 1891 (aged 6), and after that, he spent 8 years in Canada before returning to the UK.

He was a blacksmith's striker [1915] / employed by Drake's of Shay Lane.

In November 1915, he married Annie Hodgson in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of George Hodgson
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1916]

The family lived at

  • 20 Miall Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax
  • 7 Schoolgate Terrace, Holmfield

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], and was appointed Lance Corporal [August 1915] with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was demoted to Rifleman [December 1915]

due to misconduct

He was posted to France [May 1916].

He was killed in action [6th October 1916], (though there is some confusion about the exact date).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [13A & 13B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother-in-law Samuel Hodgson also died in the War

Wood, Graham Milton
[1937-1974] Insurance broker. He was a member of Brighouse Borough Council [1967].

He married Margaret Rosemary [1941-1974].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

He and his wife died when Flight 981 of Turkish Airlines crashed outside Senlis, France on 3rd March 1974, killing all 346 people on board

Wood, Harold John Thomas
[1890-1918] Son of Thomas Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card setting machine tenter [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [5th October 1918].

He was buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [III C 17]

Wood, Harry
[18??-19??] Partner in Marshall & Company.

He lived at John Street, Brighouse [1900].

See Bryn Terrace, Brighouse

Wood, Harry
[1899-1918] Son of Elizabeth & William Wood of 10 Back Prospect Place, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died [4th September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France [III J 7]

Wood, Harry
[1900-1950] Son of Peter Rigby Wood.

He was landlord of the Blue Ball, Soyland [1944-1950]

Wood, Hector William Charles
[1916-1942] Son of Ivy Blanche & Ernest Wood.

He married Priscilla Rose.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the Corps of Military Police.

He died [25th July 1942] (aged 26).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [A 100]

Wood, Henry 1594
[1594-1618] Son of Jenet (née Shuttleworth) & James Wood.

Born in Halifax [4th March 1593/4].

He was a joiner.

On 18th October 1612, he married Prudence Atkinson in Halifax.


Prudence was born in Sowerby [25th June 1587], the daughter of Mary [née Barrowclough] & George Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Jonas [1613/1614-1660] who married (possibly) Joanna Strickland at Southampton, Long Island, New York
  2. Martha [b 1615]
  3. Samuel [b 1617/18]
  4. Abraham [b 1616/17]

The children were baptised in Halifax.

Henry died in Halifax [about 1618]

Prudence in London [1648]

Wood, Henry
[1726-1790] Brother of Charles Wood who was grandfather of Sir Charles Wood.

He was lord of the manor of Hemsworth. He was rector of Hemsworth before becoming Vicar of Halifax [1776].

He married Elizabeth Gore.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Gore of Lincolnshire and Southampton
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Laura
Both daughters died young

Wood, Henry
[1824-1880] Son of Thomas Wood.

Born in Sowerby.

Baptised at Sowerby [29th June 1824].

In 1847, he married Mary Rigby in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of Peter Rigby
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1848]
  2. William [b 1850]
  3. John [b 1852]
  4. Martha Ann [b 1854] who married Job Sutcliffe Wood
  5. Sarah Jane [b 1856]
  6. Mary Ellen [b 1859]
  7. Peter Rigby
  8. Henry [1862-1936] who emigrated to Australia where he married, and died in Victoria
  9. Charles
  10. Joseph [b 1868]
  11. Ruth [b 1870]

He and his wife, Mary, took over from Mary's parents as licensees at the New Inn, Soyland [1853].

He was landlord of the New Inn, Soyland [1853, 1864, 1880] / a farmer of 14 acres [1871]. After Henry's death, Mary carried on at the New Inn [1880, 1894, 1903].

After Mary's death, their sons Charles, then Peter Rigby, took over at the pub.

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Henry [3rd April 1880]; Mary [10th September 1903]

Wood, Herbert
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

He died in the conflict.

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

Wood, Herbert
[1894-1950] Only son of Thomas H. Wood.

Born in Brighouse.

He was President of Brighouse & Rastrick Band [from around 1927 until his death], a Brighouse councillor [1937], and High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire [1937-1938]

He was High Sheriff of Caernarvon [1937].

In 1929, his daughter was elected May Queen of Llandudno. He chartered a train and took 500 people from Brighouse – including the local Boy Scouts, the Brighouse & Rastrick Band – to see the ceremony where she was crowned by David Lloyd George.

On 26th January 1916, he married Gladys Cheetham at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Gladys was the daughter of John Albert Cheetham
 

Children:

  1. daughter

They lived at Green Royd, Rastrick [1937].

They went to live in Southport.

Herbert died in Southport [27th March 1950].

Gladys died [31st July 1968].

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Wood, Ivor
[1914-1943] Son of Samuel Wood.

His father was killed in World War I [1916] and his mother Annie May married Alphaeus Moseley of the White Hart, Ripponden.

Ivor was educated at Pinner, Middlesex; employed in the Land Registry Office in London.

He married Mary Evelyn.

They lived at Putney, London.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Flight Sergeant with the 207th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died [9th March 1943] (aged 25).

He was buried at Lavannes Churchyard, France [7].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Wood, James
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1745]

Wood, James
[1???-18??] He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1869-15th April 1871]

Wood, James
[1???-18??]

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He lived at High Sunderland [1835]

Wood, Dr James
[1???-19??] MB, CH, JP.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1935-1936]. He was President of Brighouse Rotary Club

Wood, James
[18??-18??] Around 1860, he established James Woods & Brothers at Grove Mills, Brighouse

Wood, James
[1827-1883] He was a woollen warehouseman [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a woollen warehouse man [1881] / active in public life in Sowerby Bridge / Chairman of Sowerby Bridge School Board [1881]

In 1851, he married Margaret Bilton [1834-1885] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Bilton [b 1852] who was a warehouseman [1871]
  2. Sarah [b 1855]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1860]
  4. Albert [b 1863] who was a printer apprentice [1881]
  5. Walter William [b 1866] who was a packer woollen [1881]
  6. James Robert

The family lived at

  • 1 St George's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1871]
  • Hollins Terrace, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1881]

James died on 25th April 1883 [aged 56].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £782.

His son George Bilton Wood was one of the executors.

In 1891, Elizabeth Wood (teacher of music), her brother James Robert Wood (assistant to wholesale chemical manufacturer) and nephew Walter Wood Chambers [aged 1] were living at 4 West View, Beech, Sowerby Bridge, Warley

Wood, James
[1889-1918] He worked for Thomas Helm & Sons at Spout Mills, Rastrick.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 10 Denham Square, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in an attack on Iwuy Ridge [11th October 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Wood, James
[1890-1918] He was a member of the Choir of St Barnabas's Mission Church, Halifax / employed at Victoria Iron Works.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 2 Cedar Street / 28 Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [October 1917], then served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died [12th April 1918] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [4], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Wood, James
[1897-1918] Son of Edward Wood of 10 Shackleton Street, Cornholme.

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

He died [20th January 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [54-60 & 163], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wood, James Robert
[1876-1897] Son of James Wood.

He was the first scholar registered at Tuel Lane Board School / an assistant to wholesale chemical manufacturer [1891] / Manager to wholesale chemical manufacturer [1897].

In 1891, he was living with his sister Elizabeth Wood (teacher of music), her and nephew Walter Wood Chambers [aged 1] at 4 West View, Beech, Sowerby Bridge, Warley.

On 21st December 1987, he was one of 5 people who died when a tar still exploded at the chemical works of J. L. Majors & Company in Hull

Wood, Jeremiah
[16??-17??] He married Elizabeth Whiteley.

Children:

  1. Mary [1691-1755] who married Benjamin Holroyd

Wood, Jeremiah
[1619-1686] Second son of Edmund Wood.

Baptised in Halifax [6th January 1919].

He emigrated to America.

In 1640, he married an English girl, Elizabeth Gildersleeve [1622-16??] in Kings, New York.

He died in Huntington, Suffolk, New York

Wood, Job
[1868-1938] Of Halifax.

He lived with his widowed mother, Mary Ann Wood, and his siblings Henry [b 1865] and Mary Elizabeth [b 1869] at Berry's Yard, Northowram [1871], 2 Bethel Court, Northowram [1881], and 3 Hebble Mill Yard, Hebble Lane, Ovenden [1891]

In 1896, he married Clara Hannah Balme [1869-1955] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [1904-1952]

The family lived at

  • 11 Ramsden Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 9 Mill Lane, Boothtown [1911]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland

Wood, Job Sutcliffe
[1852-1922] Son of Charles Sutcliffe Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer of 8 acres living at Vicarage Farm, Sowerby [1881] / landlord of the Volunteer Arms, Copley [1891, 1894, 1901]

In 1877, he married (possibly his cousin) Martha Ann, daughter of Henry Wood.

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1879]
  2. Mary [b 1882]
  3. Sarah [b 1884]
  4. Jessie [b 1890]
  5. Ellen [b 1893]
  6. Thomas Rigby [b 1895]

Wood, Joe Edward
[1862-1896] Son of John Edward Wood.

He was a serving soldier (possibly) with the East Yorkshire Regiment.

In 1891, he married Ettie Amelia [1871-1949] in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Ettie Amelia (possibly Nugent) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

Children:

  1. John Edward who was born in Barbados
  2. Cassie [b 1894] who was born in Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Louisa Annie [b 1896] who was born in Copley

Joe Edward died in South Africa in 1896.

In 1908, Ettie Amelia married Frederick William Havelock Wood in Leeds.


Frederick William was her brother-in-law
 

Ettie died in Birmingham in 1949

Wood, John
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1772]

Wood, John
[1???-18??] Of Ravens Lodge.

He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1872-15th April 1873]

Wood, John
[15??-16??] Of Sowerby. In 1619, he bought Coward Laithe, Ripponden from Henry Coward

Wood, John
[1584-1619] Of Halifax.

Son of Edward Wood.

Baptised in Halifax [22nd March 1584].

On 30th December 1609, he married Dorothy Moakson [1585-161?]. Dorothy died before 27th May 1618.

Children:

  1. Susan [bapt 1610]
  2. John [bapt 1612]
  3. Mary [bapt 1615]

Wood, John
[17??-1???] Coiner. He was sentenced to death but was reprieved and transported to Africa

Wood, John
[1780-1840] He was a millwright.

On 15th April 1805, he married Rachel Hollas [1780-1842] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. John

Wood, John
[1792-1855] Of Brighouse.

He married Ann [1793-1852].

Children:

  1. Ann [1826-1840]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Wood, John
[18??-1???] He and Robert Hall established Wood Brothers at Grove Mills, Brighouse.

The partnership ended in 1886

Wood, John
[18??-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1916-1919]

Wood, John
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Wood, John
[1811-1868] Born in Leeds.

He was a beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 7 Bull Close Lane – (possibly) the Plummet Line, Halifax [1851] / landlord of the Plummet Line, Halifax [1868].

He married Alice [1804-1???].


Alice was born in Rochdale
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1832] who was a milliner [1851]
  2. Alice [b 1834] who was a pupil teacher [1851]
  3. John Thomas [b 1847]

The family lived at

  • Rochdale [1832, 1834]
  • Halifax [1847, 1851, 1868]

He died [30th April 1868] (aged 57) 

Wood, John
[1812-1879?] Born in Blackburn.

He was an overlooker in a cotton mill [1861].

He married Susy [1821-1873/77] from Denholme.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1837]
  2. Margret [b 1841]
  3. Thomas Walter

The family lived at

  • 39 Green Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • Green Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 60 Green Lane, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] was son-in-law Aquilla Judson [b  1849].

Living with them [in 1871] & 1881 was son Thomas A. Judson [b  1851].

In 1881, neither John nor Susy appear, and Mary was head of the household

Wood, John
[1813-1891] Son of John Wood.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a millwright [1841] / a master millwright [1851] / an engineer millwright & iron founder, employer [1861] / an engineer & millwright employing 178 men & 18 boys at iron foundry [1871] / a cotton manufacturer employing 20 men, 25 boys & 30 women [1881] / partner in Wood Brothers Limited.

In 1850, John took over the cotton-spinning business, and his brother Richard controlled the millwright and engineering business

His 2 sons William & John Crossley were both cotton spinners.

On 1st March 1841, he married (1) Ann Heap [1818-1848] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ann Ellen [1843-1844]
  2. Mary Emma [1845-19]??
  3. William

On 18th September 1850, he married (2) Hannah Maria Crossley [1827-1896] from Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sophia [b 1852]
  2. Rachel [b 1854]
  3. Orpah Maria [1856-1858]
  4. Martha Hannah [b 1859] who married [1905] Rev John Harrison, rector of Waberthwaite
  5. Louisa [b 1861]
  6. John Crossley

The family lived at

John [25th February 1891], Hannah Maria and son John Crossley all died at Wharf House.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £10,956 8/3d, Probate was granted to his two sons William & John Crossley

Wood, John
[1815-1879] He was a wire drawer.

Around 1838, he established John Wood & Sons wire drawers at Wilkin Royd Mill, Brighouse.

He employed 14 hands [1851], 32 men and 18 boys [1861], and 51 men and 20 boys [1871]

He was (possibly) partner in James Woods & Brothers.

In 1859, he served on the Grand Jury at Wakefield Christmas Quarter Sessions.

On 4th November 1838, he married Elizabeth Dixon [1815-1858] at Halifax Parish Church.


John & Elizabeth already had 2 illegitimate children:

  1. Sam
  2. Nancy (Anne) [1838-1839] who died aged 5 months
 

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. Selina [1844-1881]
  3. Lavinia [1847-1933]
  4. Emily [1850-1863]
  5. Laura [1853-1937]
  6. Arthur [1855-1912] who was a wire manufacturer [1879]
  7. Clara [1858-1858]

The family lived at

  • Clifton Common Bottom [1841]
  • Brighouse [1851]
  • Mill Lane, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]
  • 22 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1871]
  • Claremount Villa [1879]

Elizabeth died [10th September 1858] (aged 43).

John died [30th March 1879].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse: Elizabeth [13th October 1858]; John [2nd April 1879]

There is a memorial to the couple in St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Probate records show that John left a personal estate valued at under £35,000. Probate was granted to Sam Dixon, sons Matthew Wood and Arthur Wood of Brighouse, and Joseph Crabtree of West Hill, Halifax (county mechanical engineer) 

Wood, John
[1819-1896] Born in Rastrick.

Around 1870, he set up in business as a tailor and outfitter at 39 Briggate, Brighouse. An announcement of his death in the Bradford Observer [8th April 1896] described him as

tailor and cab proprietor

After his death, his son John James took over the family tailoring business.

He married Ellen [1821-1900].

Children:

  1. Jabez [b 1846]
  2. Sarah [b 1848]
  3. John James
  4. Mary Ellen [b 1852]
  5. Samuel [1853-1871]
  6. Hannah Malena [1855-1858] who died aged 2 years & 9 months
  7. Charles [b 1858]

The family lived at

  • Bethel Street, Brighouse [1861]
  • Briggate, Brighouse [1871]
  • 59 Briggate, Brighouse [1881]
  • Spring Bank, Brighouse [1896]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Wood, John
[1820-1867] A cart driver for Mr Barber, card maker of Southowram.

He had worked for Barber for 34 years. He had been driving the cart to the Southowram hard-bed coal pit to fetch coals when, being the worse for liquor, he lost his balance and fell, and the cart wheel ran over his head. The pit foreman, Joseph Hebblethwaite, found him helpless but sensible and took him to his own house where he died half-an-hour later.

On 19th August 1867, an inquest was held at the Pack Horse Inn, Southowram returned a verdict of Accidental Death

Wood, John
[1843-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was an iron moulder [1868].

On 29th June 1868, he married Elizabeth Holland in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
William Holland
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1869]

Elizabeth died in Oldham in 1884

Wood, John
[1863-19??] Born in Thornton.

He was a farmer [1891, 1901, 1911].

Around 1885, he married Mary Jane [1864-19??].


Mary Jane was born in Morecambe
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Timothy [b 1886] who was a spinner (worsted) [1901], a farm labourer [1911]
  3. Mary [b 1888] who was a spinner (worsted) [1901]
  4. William [b 1890]
  5. Sarah [b 1894] who was a rover [1911]
  6. John William [b 1896] who was a doffer [1901, 1911]
  7. Nelly/ Nellie [b 1900]
  8. Sam [b 1902]
  9. Edward [b 1907]

The children were born in Thornton.

The family lived at

  • Marley House, Vews? Green, Thornton, Bradford [1891]
  • Windy Bank Farm, Queensbury [1901, 1911]

Wood, Rev John
[19??-19??] He was at St Paul's, Morley before becoming Vicar of St Paul's, King Cross. In 1948, he was appointed to All Saint's, Cheltenham

Wood, John Crossley
[1865-1897] Son of John Wood.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton spinner [1891].

He never married.

He lived at Wharf House, Sowerby Bridge.

He died at Wharf House [5th May 1897], and shortly afterwards the House was sold to Brear & Brown

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,445 1/-. Probate was granted to his brother William [21st April 1898] and was restated by William's widow Ruth Ann [4th July 1904]

Wood, John Edward
[1836-1906] Born in Shibden.

He was a gardener [1881] / a farmer [1901].

On 3rd July 1860, he married Leah Moore [1836-1918] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah was born in Shibden
 

Children:

  1. Joe Edward
  2. Walter [b 1864] who was a corn miller [1881]
  3. Lucy Jane [1866-1935] who was a factory hand (worsted) [1881]
  4. Mary Eliza Alice [b 1869] who was a half-timer [1881]
  5. Frederick William
  6. Fanny Eugenie [1878-1954] who was a blanket weaver [1901]
  7. John Edward [1881-1959]

The family lived at

  • Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 4 Woodhouse Farm, Halifax [1901]

Wood, John Edward
[1892-1915] DCM.

Son of Joe Edward Wood.

Born in Barbados.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [30th June 1915] for


conspicuous and consistent zeal and devotion to duty displayed as a Platoon Commander
 

He died [9th August 1915] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [21 & 31], and on Copley War Memorial

Wood, John James
[1850-19??] Son of John Wood.

He was a tailor [1881] / a tailor and draper [1891] / a tailor and cab proprietor [1901].

He took over his father's business as a tailor and outfitter in Briggate, Brighouse.

He established John J. Wood & Son, cab proprietors and undertakers.

In 1872, he married Annie Cowcroft [1852-1???] from Conisborough, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Frederick [b 1876]
  2. Lena [b 1878]
  3. Charles Ernest [b 1880]
  4. Stanley [b 1883]
  5. Annie [b 1892]

The family lived at

Wood, John Ogden
[1889-19??] Son of John Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was an architect and surveyor

Wood, John Smith
[1846-1914] He was on the composing staff of the Halifax Courier and served the Courier for 22 years.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alice
  2. Harold

The family lived at Hyde Park Road, Halifax [1914].

He died [13th January 1914] (aged 68).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Wood, Jonas
[1614-1689] Of Halifax. Eldest son of Edmund Wood. He emigrated to America.

On 25th February 1642, he married an English girl, Elizabeth Strickland [1620-168?] in Huntington, Suffolk, New York.

Children:

  1. Jonas [1643-1710]
  2. John [b 1645]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1647]
  4. Phebe [1649-1697]

Jonas died in Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York and his wife died in Huntington, Suffolk, New York

Wood, Joseph
[1???-1???] Of Shibden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Wood, Joseph
[1???-16??] Of Northowram.

In 1626, he was required to pay composition of £10 0s 6d

Wood, Joseph
[15??-16??] His daughter, Grace, by his first wife married Joseph Watkinson.

The court rolls of 1681 record that

Joseph Wood gave his lands to Joseph Watkinson and Grace Wood, his wife, for ever

This land was near the present Watkinson Hall Farm

Wood, Joseph
[16??-1681] Of Southowram.

Heywood writes that


[he was] a very drinking man and when he was in drink used to abuse people, on Tuesday May 24th 1681, having been at Halifax, fell to drinking at Southowram, drunk that night till 12 o'clock, had cholic, dyed the next day at 12 or 1 o'clock in a sad manner
 

Wood, Joseph
[1661-1717] Son of Joseph Wood.

He was Halifax attorney [1700-1717] / Coroner [1701-1717].

In 1693, he married Martha, daughter of John Ramsden.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William

The family lived at

Mrs Susanna Crowther left him a large part of the Northowram Hall estate. He died 27 hours after she died. The property passed to his son, William

Wood, Joseph
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1741]

Wood, Joseph
[1798-1884] Son of Abraham Wood, gentleman.

Born in Southowram.

He was a worsted manufacturer of Southowram [1821] / a worsted spinner employing 70 men, 10 women, 70 children [1851] / a worsted spinner employing 200 hands [1861] / a worsted spinner, 8 acres of land & 1 labourer / a retired worsted spinner [1881].

Established Joseph Wood, worsted spinners.

On 5th June 1821, he married (1) Sarah Frobisher at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. William
  3. Mary [b 1826]
  4. Ellen [b 1827]
  5. Eliza [b 1831] who married Peter Cheadle
  6. Henry [b 1832] who was an overlooker [1851], a worsted spinner [1861]
  7. Sarah [b 1835]
  8. Joseph
  9. Emma [b 1838] who married Charles James C. Uttley

In 1842, he married (2)  at St Peter's, Gomersal.


Susannah, of Gomersal, was born in Birstall, the daughter of William Hammand, manufacturer
 

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 1843]

The family lived at

  • Walterclough [1821]
  • Hipperholme [1827]
  • Horton Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 19 Horton Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]
  • Shay House [1871]
  • 2 Oxford Road, Caygill Walk, Shay, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] was grandson Frederick Aston [b  1859].

Living with them [in 1881] was granddaughter Florence Aslin [b  1865].

Joseph died in 1884 (aged 86) 

Wood, Joseph
[18??-18??] Of Rastrick.

He married Mary Ann Pearson.

Children:

  1. Annie [1855-1884] who married Arthur Barraclough

Wood, Joseph
[1817-1881] Born in Thornhill.

He was a millwright [1851, 1861] / millwright and engineer employing 14 men and 96 boys [1871] / millwright and engineer employing 73 men and 18 boys [1881] / a partner in Wood, Baldwin, Mitchell & Woodhouse.

In 1839 he married Nancy Greenwood [1820-1???] from Kirkburton, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1841]
  2. William [b 1843]
  3. Thomas [b 1845]
  4. George [b 1849]
  5. Martha [b 1854]
  6. Joseph [b 1856]
  7. Basil [b 1858]
  8. Mary Lucy [b 1860]

In 1851, sons John [aged 10] and William [8] were each working ½ day as a factory piecer and ½ day at school.

The family lived at

  • Clap Lane, Skircoat [1851]
  • Wakefield New Road, Skircoat [1861]
  • Foundry Street, Rastrick [1871]
  • 5 & 6 Wakefield Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1881]
  • Anvil Street, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1891]

Wood, Joseph
[1837-1???] Son of Joseph Wood.

Baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [1837].

He was a worsted spinner [1861] / partner in Joseph Wood / partner in Joseph Wood & Sons Limited

Wood, Joseph
[1843-1919] JP.

Son of Isaac Wood, coal owner & colliery proprietor.

Born in Thornton.

He was a farmer [1872].

On 23rd October 1872, he married (1) Hannah Walton [1848-1892] at Bradford Cathedral.


Hannah was born 19th June 1848, baptised at Illingworth Church [29th April 1849], the daughter of Richard James Walton, manufacturer
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1873] who married George Arthur Baxter [b 1871], woollen & worsted manufacturer of Apperley Bridge
  2. Harriet [b 1874] who married [1898] Herbert Thompson Musgrave in Selby
  3. William [b 1876] who was a farmer [1919]

The children were born in Thornton

Hannah died in North Bierley [Q3 1892] (aged 44).

On 6th September 1899, he married (2) Jane Greenwood [1851-19??] in Eastwood, Keighley.


Jane was born [17th May 1851] in Thwaites, near Keighley, and baptised [6th July 1851] in Keighley, the daughter of Elizabeth & Robinson Greenwood, farmer
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

Joseph died in Burley [16th August 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £127,400 8/10d.

Probate was granted to son William, daughter Jane Baxter, and son-in-law Herbert Thompson Musgrave

Wood, Joseph Edward
[1899-1918] Son of Ellen & William L. Wood of 13 Jubilee Road, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th March 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [8], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Southgate Methodist Chapel, Elland

Wood, Joseph Milton
[1919-1941] Son of Edith Annie & John Milton Wood of Elland.

He was a member of Temperance Street Methodist Church, Elland / educated at Kaye's College, Huddersfield / employed by Cross Bros & Foster.

During World War II, he enlisted [May 1940], and served as an Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [8th December 1941].

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [410], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at St Paul's & Temperance Street Churches, Elland

Wood, Rev Joshua
[1734-1794] He was an Independent minister at Wakefield. He was ordained on 6th August 1760, when a sermon was preached by Rev William Crabtree.

Minister of Haley Hill Particular Baptists [1760]. Shortly afterwards, he obtained land in Pellon Lane for a new Baptist chapel – Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church. Some of the Halifax Baptists were expelled after they had turned to Sandemanian teachings. These and other upsets caused him to resign. In 1772, he left to move to Salendine Nook

Wood, Lascelles Morton
[1911-1985] Of Norman Wood's Dyers of Bradford.

In [Q2] 1935, he married Carolyn Ramsden in Halifax.


Carolyn was the daughter of
Clifford Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Joseph
  3. Elizabeth

Edward and Joseph were directors of Norman Wood's Dyers until 1970. They then established Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics

Wood, Lawrence
[1899-1916] Son of Frank Wood.

Born in Greetland [19th June 1899].

He was a clerk in Rhodes, Rawlings & Shaw.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went out to the Front [February 1916], and served periodically in the trenches.

He was killed in action [31st May 1916] (aged 17).

He was buried at Agny Military Cemetery, France [B 23].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

His brother Claude was also serving, in the Royal Fusiliers

Wood, Leonard
[1896-1916] Son of Charles Wood.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram & Sunday School / a worsted spinning frame doffer [1911] / an apprentice to the leather trade / employed by James Lee & Sons.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He served in Mesopotamia, the Dardanelles, & France.

He died [26th September 1916] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [10B, 11B & 12B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, Luke
[1860-19??] On 4th March 1913, he was indicted for making counterfeit coins at Blackshawhead and for being a habitual criminal. He was sentenced to 5 years' penal servitude

Wood, Marion
[18??-1???] On 17th November 1879, she was sentenced to 1 month's imprisonment for fortune-telling. A woman employed by the police visited her and she pretended to give information about a young man whom she wanted to marry.

In July 1880, she was again charged with having told fortunes. A female detective who visited her was told that

she was bewitched by an old gray-headed old man [her husband] and was promised that, if she would return, she would be given something which must either kill or cure him

Another witness was said to have had his home broken up through fortune-telling. Wood was sentenced to 1 month's imprisonment with hard labour.

See Hannah Horsfall

Wood, Marshall
[18??-18??] Sculptor of Hyde Park, London. He produced made the busts of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and the Prince & Princess of Wales [1863], for Halifax Town Hall

Wood, Martha
[15??-16??] She was maid servant to Richard Best.

She became his second wife.

After Richard's death, she married Samuel Wardman

Wood, Martha
[1612-166?] Elder daughter of Edmund Wood.

Baptised 8th April 1612.

In 1638, she married Thurston Rayner.

She died after 5th November 1667

Wood, Mary Jane
[18??-19??] Of West End, Sowerby Bridge.

On 17st August 1903, she was summoned at Halifax West Riding Court for being drunk on the 7th August. This was her 10th appearance at court, and the 4th time that year. She was drunk when she appeared at court, and was fined 7/6d or 7 days' imprisonment. Newspaper reports described her as

a troublesome woman

Wood, Mary Nancy
[1913-1993] Daughter of Ernest Reginald Wood.

She studied at the Royal College of Art. She was known for her wood engravings and her bookbinding.

On 5th July 1940, she married engineer and historian, Sir Alec Westley Skempton [1914-2001] in Watford.

Children:

  1. Judith
  2. Katherine

In 1989, her husband published a selection of her engravings

Wood, Matthew
[17??-18??] Of Hartshead.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Nancy
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child

Wood, Matthew
[1839-1915] Son of John Wood.

Born in Brighouse [1st December 1839].

He was educated at Fulneck & at Verriers, Belgium / partner in the family business John Wood & Sons [1865] / a wire drawer (master) [1871] / a wire manufacturer [1879, 1881] / a silk spinner [1891, 1911] / MD of Wood Bros. & Sons / a director of Brighouse Brick, Tile & Stone Company Limited / a member of Brighouse Lodge of Freemasons [1872] / a warden at Brighouse Parish Church.

On 30th August 1866, he married Mary Crabtree [1846-1912] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Herbert [1867-1923] who was a silk spinner [1915]
  2. William [1869-1871]
  3. Florence Crabtree [1872-1960]
  4. Walter Henry [1877-1878]
  5. Edith [1874-1951] who married Mr Brearley
  6. Ernest Reginald [1885-1971] who was a silk spinner [1915]

The family lived at

  • 23 Bradford Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871, 1881]
  • Manor House, Halifax Road, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1891]
  • Brooklands which he owned [1901, 1911]

On 12th October 1913, he presented a new pulpit to Brighouse Parish Church in memory of his wife

Matthew died [30th August 1915].

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £72,315 3/7d. Probate was granted to sons Thomas Herbert Wood & Ernest Reginald Wood, and Francis Moore-Caldwell (chemist) 

Wood, Rev Michael
[19??-] Vicar of Brighouse [2000]. He left in September 2008 to serve in Castleford

Wood, Milnes
[1888-1965] He was a blacksmith at Blakeborough's / a member of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band [1911] / a solo euphonium player with the Band / assistant conductor of the Band [1926-1932, 1935?]

Wood, Milton
[1897-1979] Of Norland.

In 1922, he married Gladys, daughter of Thomas Naylor, in Halifax.

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland. Milton's epitaph describes him as

A fine craftsman

Wood, Myers
[1874-1907] Son of Charles Oliver Wood, organ builder.

Born in Otley.

He was a labourer of Spa House, Northowram [1895] / a cowman on farm [1901].

In 1895, he married Esther Hutchinson [1875-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Esther, of Spa House, Northowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of
George Edward Hutchinson. She was widow & a yarn twister [1911]
 

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1897] who was a yarn spinner worsted mill [1911]
  2. George
  3. Clement [b 1900]
  4. Esther H [b 1902]
  5. Albert [b 1905]
  6. Edward [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Hall Lane, Farnley, Bramley, Leeds [1901]
  • 14 Netherton, Holmfield, Halifax [1911]

Myers died in Prestwich, Lancashire in 1907 (aged 33) 

In 1912, Esther married Willie Anderson in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 87 Prospect Street, Range Bank, Halifax [1917]
  • Knoll Farm, Fly Flatts, Wainstalls [1917]

Wood, Nancy
[1811-1864] Known as Nanny.

Born in Clifon. Daughter of Matthew Wood.

She established Nanny Wood's School at her home in Back Grange Lane, Clifton. She was disabled – being a dwarf and having underdeveloped forearms. She was an expert knitter. She was known as a wise woman and was popular as a physician. She published a popular educational work

A Child's Guide to Knowledge [1857]

Wood, Nathan
[1596-1704] Of Baitings, Soyland.

Died at the age of 108.

See Longevity

He was buried on 25th December 1704

Wood, Nathaniel
[1839-1898] Son of Richard Wood.

Born in Rochdale.

He was a draughtsman [1861, 1871]. He became sole proprietor of the family business, Wood Brothers Limited [1890].

He married Unknown.

He was a widower by 1881.

The family lived at

  • Stansfeld's Croft, Sowerby Bridge [with his stepmother 1881]
  • Croft House, Stansfield Court, Sowerby Bridge [with his stepmother 1891]

After his death, the business was run by trustees

Wood, Percy
[18??-1???] A London businessman. Partner in E. Lumby & Son & Wood Limited

Wood, Percy
[1884-1917] Son of Thomas Wood.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / a draper [1901] / a clothing manufacturer [1911] / partner in Wood, Harris & Company.

He never married.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed instantaneously when a shell burst [14th April 1917] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [4], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,774.

Probate was granted to his siblings: William and Sarah Ann Garside (wife of Wilfred Garside), and he left his money to his siblings

Wood, Peter Rigby
[1860-1927] Son of Henry Wood.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton worker [1871] / helping his mother at the New Inn, Soyland [1891] / landlord of the White Hart, Soyland [1899-1909] / landlord of the New Inn, Soyland [taking over from his brother Charles 1909-1914]

On 21st March 1899, he married Ellen Sharpe [1872-1931] at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Hilda [b 1902]
  3. Alice [b 1904]

The family lived at Park Row Farm, Ripponden [1927]

Wood, Philip
[1829-1???] Son of

Born in Congleton, Cheshire.

He was a gardener [1880] / an under gardener [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1830-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Derby
 

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1858] who was a worsted reeler [1881] & married William Allen Hazle
  2. Mary [b 1855] who was a worsted reeler [1881]
  3. Sarah [b 1859] who was a worsted reeler [1881]
  4. William [b 1863] who was a wire drawer [1881]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1866] who was a worsted twister [1881]
  6. Jane [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  7. Emily [b 1868] who was a half-time worsted spinner [1881]
  8. Julia A [b 1871]
  9. Alice [b 1874]
  10. Philip [b 1877]

The family lived at Shoesmith's Buildings, Skircoat, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Maria & her husband

Wood, Ralph
[16??-1697] From Saddleworth. Curate at Ripponden [1664-1696].

Heywood comments


For a while was wonderfully peremptory against conformity ... but is fallen off fearfully into vain courses, and debauchery
 

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Wood, Randall
[15??-16??] He married Alice Margetson [15??-1???].

Children:

  1. Isabel [1628-1711] who married John Smyth
  2. James who became Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland

Wood, Reginald
[1902-1992] Reggie.

Son of Albert Wood. He grew up at Calder House, Sowerby Bridge.

On 22nd May 1906 – his 4th birthday – his father launched Reggie, the first goods-carrying boat to be built in Sowerby Bridge. The boat was 70 ft long and was to serve the route between Sowerby Bridge and Manchester.

He was a cotton operative [1937].

In 1932, he married Irene Collins [1907-1992] from Norland.


Irene's family was described as the big, poor family on Norland Moor
 

They had no children.

Reggie and Rene lived next door to me at Thorny Bank, Norland. He was a lively source of memories about life on the canals

Wood, Richard
[15??-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Johanna Roper.

Children:

  1. Susan [b 1572] who married Benjamin Butterfield

Wood, Richard
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1720]

Wood, Richard
[1694-1722] Son of Joseph Wood.

He married Deborah [1696-1746].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Phebe
  3. Mary

The family lived at The Field, Shibden.

In some sources, he is identified as Richard Wood of Staups, but it is thought that this is incorrect and he never lived at Staups.

After Richard's death, Deborah married (2) Michael Hoyle.

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Wood, Richard
[1724-1766] Halifax attorney. He was articled to John Bentley

Wood, Richard
[1760-1788] Son of Samuel Wood.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Suse [1785-1806] who died at Holbeck, Leeds

There is a memorial to Richard and his daughter in Halifax Parish Church

Wood, Richard
[18??-18??] Manufacturer and farmer at Sowerby Bridge.

In February 1865, there was a fire at his home. The members of the household – Mr and Mrs Wood, 2 sons, 3 daughters, and a servant girl, Mary Morgan [aged 25] – were asleep when the fire broke out. The family escaped, but Mary Morgan was trapped at the front door and her night-dress caught fire, causing severe burns from which she later died at Halifax Infirmary

Wood, Richard
[1811-1878] Son of John Wood.

Born in Halifax.

He was an engineer [1841, 1861] / partner in Wood Brothers Limited.

In 1850, Richard controlled the millwright and engineering business and his brother John took over the cotton-spinning business.

On 30th September 1832, he married (1) Hephzibah Barraclough [1808-1868] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hephzibah came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1832]
  2. Rachel [1834-1891] who married Robert Drake Kendall
  3. Mary [b 1836]
  4. Nathaniel
  5. Richard [b 1842]
  6. Ellen [b 1845]
  7. Henrietta [b 1853]

Hephzibah died in 1868.

In 1872, he married (2) Sarah Ann Wrigley [1825-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann came from Sowerby
 

The family lived at

  • Rochdale [1841, 1851]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Stansfeld's Croft, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Croft House, Stansfield Court, Sowerby Bridge [Sarah Ann with her stepson Nathaniel 1891]

Wood, Richard William
[1860-19??] Son of Benjamin Wood.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton spinner [1881] / a wool merchant [1883] / an accountant [1891] / a wool merchant [1901, 1909, 1911].

In 1883, he married Mary Alice Helm in Halifax.


Mary Alice was the daughter of John William Helm
 

Children:

  1. Reginald H. [b 1886]
  2. Harold [b 1889]
  3. Ellen E. [b 1891] who does not appear in 1901
  4. Margaret Armitage [b 1895]
  5. John Wylde [b 1897]
  6. William Edward [b 1902]
  7. Leslie Charles [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 11 Mearclough House, Walker Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Shipley [1901]
  • Bradford [1911]

Wood, Robert
[1696-1758] Of Staups House, Shibden.

Son of Joseph Wood.

He was Coroner.

He married either Sara Nicols. or Phebe / Philis.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. (possibly) Martha [1771-1824] who married Rev Elkanah Hoyle

Wood, Robert
[1696-1758] Halifax attorney. He was a trustee of the Jeremiah Hall Charities.

On 28th February 1717/8, he married Anna Holdsworth of Ashday Hall, Southowram

Wood, Robert
[1832-1905] Born in Idle, Bradford.

He was a gas meter inspector [1861] / landlord of the Bull's Head Tavern, Sowerby Bridge [1871] / a read & heald maker [1881, 1891, 1901, 1905] / honorary librarian at Sowerby Bridge Mechanics' Institute / a Freemason at the Ryburn [No 1283] Masonic Lodge.

In 1851, he married Mary Ann Briggs [1831-1904] in Bradford.


Mary Ann was born in Horton
 

Children:

  1. Henrietta [b 1853] who was a heald knitter [1871, 1881, 1891]
  2. William Alfred [b 1856] who was a book keeper [1871, 1881]
  3. Annie [b 1861] who was a heald knitter [1881, 1891]
  4. Clara Elizabeth [b 1864] who was a dress maker [1881, 1891, 1901]
  5. Frank Robert [b 1866] who was a reed maker [1881, 1891]

The family lived at

  • 5 Bairstow, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1881]
  • 19 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1891, 1901, 1905]

Living with them [in 1871] was visitor William Wood [aged 67] (retired farmer).

Mary Ann died 31st August 1904.

He died 15th September 1905 in his 74th year.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [19th September 1905]

Wood, Robert
[1837-1912] Born in Bradshaw.

He was a printer [1871] / a mechanic (artisan) [1881] / a mechanic [1891] / a machine tool maker driller [1901] / retired [1911].

In 1860, he married Elizabeth Hartley [1841-1922] from Bradshaw.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1861]
  2. Emma [b 1863] who married Mr Haigh
  3. Sarah [b 1865]
  4. Elizabeth / Lilly [1866-1907]
  5. Emily [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Helm Street, Skircoat [1871]
  • 75 Ashley View, Halifax [1881]
  • Helm Street, Skircoat [1891]
  • 6 Devon Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland

Wood, Sally
[17??-18??] Second wife of John Fielden

Wood, Sam
[1836-1872] Of Brighouse.

He married Hannah [1835-1869].

Children:

  1. Mary [1861-1869]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Wood, Sam
[1836-1887] Born Sam Smith Dixon

Wood, Sam
[1837-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a wire drawer (master) [1871].

He married Elizabeth from Fixby.

Children:

  1. John [b 1865]
  2. Fred [b 1867]
  3. Emily [b 1868]
  4. Sam [b 1870]

The family lived at 24 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1871]

Wood, Samuel,
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1768-9]

Wood, Samuel
[1727-1780] Of Staups House, Shibden.

Son of Robert Wood.

He married Unknown [1730-1807]

Wood, Samuel
[1731-1764] Of Halifax.

He married (1) Elisabeth [1711-1750].

He married (2) Sarah [1724-1763].

Children:

  1. child [1755-1756]
  2. Richard

There is a memorial to some members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Wood, Samuel
[1775-1853] Worsted spinner of Hollins Mill, Sowerby Bridge

Wood, Samuel
[18??-18??] Machine broker at Halifax.

On 6th September 1858, Ann Marsden [aged 34] and Ellen Robinson [26]

both women of bad character

were charged with robbing him of £99 at Sheffield.

Wood and Joseph Waterhouse, another broker, had gone to an auction at Sheffield. The men separated and Wood bought Marsden a drink whilst he waited for Waterhouse to return. Marsden said she would take Wood to his friend and, as they walked, she slung him into an alley where he was attacked by 2 men and a woman. They stole his purse and ran off. The magistrate said that Wood, being drunk, was probably as blind as he was wicked and foolish, and remanded Marsden

Wood, Samuel
[1822-1899] He was a clay miner.

He married (1) Sarah [1818-1???].

Children:

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

Sarah died [October 1895].

On 13th May 1896, he married (2) Lydia.

The family lived at

  • 9 Battinson Street, Southowram [1871]
  • 6 Battinson Street, Southowram [1881]
Lydia died a few months after marrying Samuel.

She was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Samuel died [2nd July 1899] (aged 77).

He was buried at ? [29th July 1899]

Wood, Samuel
[1835-1900] Son of Benjamin Wood.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a millwright [1861, 1871, 1881] / an engine fitter [1891].

In 1857, he married Jane Helm [1836-1???] from Sowerby Bridge, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily Helm [b 1857]
  2. George Helm [b 1859] who became a plumber
  3. Albert
  4. Alice [b 1867]
  5. Clara [b 1871]
  6. Margaret Jane [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1871, 1881]
  • 8 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 4 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Wood, Samuel
[1856-1894] Born in Ovenden

He was a mason [1884].

On 23rd Feb 1884, he married Mary Ann Hartley [1851-1930] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Kidderminster
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred

The family lived at

  • 6 Broad Tree Terrace, Ovenden [1891, 1901]
  • 4 Ovenden Road, Ovenden [1911]

Wood, Samuel
[1878-1916] Son of Mary & Roger Wood of 74 High Street, Redcar.

Born in Leeds.

The family moved to Stockton-on-Tees.

In [Q3] 1907, he married Annie May Richards in Middlesborough.

Children:

  1. Ivor

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

He died [20th November 1916] (aged 38).

He was buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France [IV B 13].

Annie May married Alphaeus Moseley.

Alphaeus was landlord of the White Hart, Ripponden [1932, 1940]

Wood, Sarah
[1813-1???] Husband unknown.

Recorded in 1851, when she was widowed and an inn keeper at the New Inn, Boothtown.

Living with her [in 1851] were her children:

  1. Ellen [b 1834] who was assisting her mother [1851]
  2. George P. [b 1837] who was assisting his mother [1851]
  3. Sarah [b 1841]

Wood, Sarah Ann
[18??-1876] A prostitute. Her body was found in a shaft at Robinson's Quarry, Brighouse. Her eyesight was not good and, although several men were questioned, there was no proof that she was murdered and no-one was ever charged

Wood, Susan
[1591-1???] Of Halifax.

Daughter of Edward Wood.

In 1612, she married (1) Thomas Butterfield.

In 1616, she married (2) Matthew Mitchell.

Susan, Matthew, and other members of the family went to America – see The Mitchells in America

Wood, Susan
[1616-16??] Younger daughter of Edmund Wood.

Baptised in Halifax [23rd March 1616].

In 1634, she married an Englishman, Samuel Clarke [1609-1677] in Queens, New York.

She died [before 8th May 1688] in Southampton, Suffolk, New York

Wood, Sylvester Joseph
[1894-1948] MM.

Son of William Wood

Born in Halifax.

He was a patient at the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1901] / a woollen singer at Trafalgar Mills [1911].

He lived at 55 Raglan Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His brother-in-law Herbert Helm and was hospitalised with wounds [1917]

Sylvester Joseph was awarded the Military Medal [1917].

He survived the War.

He died in Halifax [Q3 1948]

Wood, Terence Albert
[1923-1943] Son of Elsie & Albert John Wood of 32 Kliffen Place, Coronation Road, Halifax.

He was educated at All Saints' Day School & Halifax Tech / a member of Halifax RLFC / employed by Jay's Furniture Store, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the 49th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died [10th August 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany [18 D 9]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, Thomas
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

Wood, Thomas
[1792-1861] He was a mechanic [1841, 1851] / a former mechanic [1861]

In 1816, he married Mary, daughter of Job Sutcliffe, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1816-1889]
  2. Martha [1818-1888]
  3. Charles
  4. Ann [1822-1891] who married Jonas Atkinson
  5. Henry
  6. Sarah [1828-1875]

Mary, Martha and Sarah never married and they all lived with the aunt Ann and uncle William Sutcliffe at the King's Head, Sowerby. The sisters all died at the King's Head, Sowerby.

The family lived at Dean Lane, Sowerby [1841, 1851]

Wood, Thomas
[18??-1???] Coal merchant at Weymouth Street, Halifax [1856]. He had depots at Pellon Lane and Church Street, Halifax

Wood, Thomas
[18??-1???] Born in Bredbury.

He was a mechanic-fitter [1886].

On 26th September 1886, he married Emma Dennell [18??-1???] at St Peter's Church, Birstall.


Emma was born in Cleckheaton
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1887]
  2. Frederick [b 1889]
  3. Harold John Thomas
  4. Mary [b 1895]
  5. Emily [b 1897]
  6. William [b 1899]
  7. Annie [b 1903]
  8. Doris [b 1904]

The family lived at Cleckheaton [1911]

Wood, Thomas
[1824-1???] Born at Hollins, Sowerby Bridge.

He was a worsted spinner employing about 50 hands [1871] / a manager [1878].

He married Sarah Ann [1821-1???].


Sarah Ann was born in Honley
 

Children:

  1. Lucy Ann [b 1850]
  2. Mary [b 1852]
  3. Thomas
  4. Frederick [b 1856]
  5. Kate [b 1860]
  6. Henry Lees [b 1862]

The family lived at Hollins, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Wood, Thomas
[1836-1921] Born in Thornton.

He was a carpet weaver [1861-1881] / a Brussels carpet weaver [1891] / a worsted carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911]. in Halifax.

In 1861, he married Emma Sheard [1837-1915] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eliza H [b 1853]
  2. Clara [b 1857]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1860]
  4. (possibly) Mary [1867-1948]

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [where Thomas was an unmarried lodger 1861]
  • 28 Bright Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 6 Swires Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 24 Bright Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland

Wood, Thomas
[1850-1894] Born in Ripponden.

He was a grocer in Soyland [1874] / a brewer [1874] / an ale & porter merchant [1881] / a brewer [1891].

On 23rd March 1874, he married Elizabeth Boocock at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Soyland, the daughter of
William Boocock
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hilda [b 1876] who was a pupil teacher [1891], an assistant school mistress [1901, 1911]
  2. Julia [b 1877] who was a pupil teacher [1891], an assistant school mistress [1901, 1911]
  3. twins Arthur Gordon
  4. Harold Victor [b 1892] a bank clerk [1911]

The family lived at

  • Prospect House, Soyland [with Elizabeth's widowed mother 1881]
  • 25 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 75 Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 8 Willow Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Thomas died in 1894 (aged 44) 

Wood, Thomas
[1854-1922] Son of Thomas Wood.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an apprentice [1871] / a manager in Halifax [1878] / a book keeper [1881] / a commercial traveller [1891] / a cotton traveller [1901] / a commercial traveller for fustian manufacturer [1911].

In 1878, he married Sarah Ingham [1854-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Ingham, overseer
 

Children:

  1. William Ingham (Wood) [b 1880] who was learning woollen cloth manufacturing [1901], a clothing manufacturer [1911], a clothier [1922]
  2. Sarah A [b 1882] who married [Halifax 1908] Wilfred Garside
  3. Percy

The family lived at

The family lived at

  • Newbridge, Heptonstall [1881]
  • Lee Mount, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall [1891]
  • 59 Rochdale Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 59 York Crescent, Rochdale Road, King Cross, Halifax [1911, 1917]
  • 1 Lemington Avenue, Halifax

Thomas died in Halifax [10th March 1922] (aged 68)  Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,180.

Probate was granted to son William and daughter Sarah Ann Garside (wife of Wilfred Garside), and he left his money to his surviving children

Wood, Thomas
[1876-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was a master tailor [1891].

He married Hannah [1849-1???].


Hannah was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Frank
  2. Claude [b 1870] who was a mechanic [1891]
  3. Clarence [b 1878]
  4. Clement [b 1881]
  5. Clara [b 1884]
  6. Ermen [b 1886]
  7. Sarah [b 1889]

The family lived at Scar Top, Greetland [1891]

Wood, Thomas
[1894-1917] Son of Walter Wood.

He was a pork butcher with his father [1911].

In [Q2] 1916, he married Beatrice Mary (Cissie) Wainhouse at Christ Church, Pellon.


Cissie was the daughter of John Wainhouse of 563 Gibbet Street, Highroad Well
 

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915], and served as an Acting Bombardier with the B Battery 311th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action by shellfire [4th May 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France [I H 17].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax, on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Wood, Thomas Herbert
[1867-1923] JP.

Born in Brighouse.

He was Manager of a silk mill [1901] / Managing Director of a silk dressing and spinning mill [1911] / Town Clerk of Brighouse [1916]

In 1889, he married Mary Ellen Dutton [1866-1924] from Bolton, in Bolton.

Children:

  1. Herbert

The family lived at Glenthorne, Brighouse [1911, 1916].

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Wood, Thomas Walker
[1849-1925] Son of Charles Sutcliffe Wood.

He was landlord of the King's Head, Sowerby [1894, 1901].

He never married.

He lived at 37 Plum Street, Halifax [where he died].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [11th May 1925].

Probate records show effects valued at £2,276 5/7d

Wood, Thomas Walter
[1857-1???] Son of John Wood.

Cabinet maker, upholsterer and undertaker at Dungeon Street, Halifax [1881].

In 1886, he married Sarah Emma Ogden [1860-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Ogden
  2. Harold Judson [b 1891]
  3. Elsie Mary [b 1893]
  4. Margaret Alice [b 1898]
  5. Emily Louisa [b 1900]

The family lived at

Wood, Timothy
[1622-1659] Of Halifax.

Youngest son of Edmund Wood.

He emigrated to America.

In 1648, he married Unknown [1629-16??], youngest daughter of an Englishman, Sergeant John Strickland, in Huntington, Suffolk, New York.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1649]
  2. John [b 1653]
  3. Jonas [b 1656]
  4. Sarah [1658-1738]
  5. Jonathan [b 1660]

He died in Queens, New York

Wood, Tom
[1865-19??] Born in Denholme.

He was a farmer [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Sarah Ann Smithies in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
Joseph Smithies
 

Children:

  1. Edna [b 1896] who was a silver embroiderer [1911]
  2. Ivy [b 1897] who was a silver embroiderer [1911]
  3. Emma [b 1899]
  4. Harry [b 1901]
  5. Joseph [b 1903]

The family lived at Ramsden Wood Farm, Ovenden Wood [1911]

Wood, Tom
[1886-1916] Son of Ellen & Samuel Wood of Wainstalls.

He was a member of the Choir & Sunday School teacher at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Wainstalls.

Of Hunter Hill Farm, Mixenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Driver with the 26th Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery.

He died of typhoid in hospital at Marseilles [31st January 1916] (aged 30).

He was buried at Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France [IV A 34].

He is remembered at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Wainstalls, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, Tom
[1892-1917] Son of Sarah Annie & Mark Wood of 13 Heather Bank, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with D Battery 110th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died [7th June 1917] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [5 & 9], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wood, W.
[18??-18??] Ironmonger at Halifax.

In December 1869, he was declared bankrupt

Wood, Walter
[1856-19??] Son of Thomas Wood, coal dealer

Born in Halifax.

He was a coal dealer of North Parade, Halifax [1887] / a pork butcher (having taken over the business of his wife's first husband) [1891] / a farmer & butcher [1901] / a pork butcher (employer) [1911]. He established Wood & Sons at Woolshops, Halifax.

In 1887, he married Tryphena at St James's Church, Halifax.


Tryphena [née Whittaker] was the widow of
John Henry Gledhill
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1892]
  2. Thomas
  3. Phyllis [b 1898]
  4. Ida [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 11 Woolshops, Halifax [1891]
  • Moor Top Farm, Illingworth [1901]
  • 23 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were stepchildren: Joseph [b 1879], Albert [b 1881], and Beatrice Gledhill [b 1884].

Living with them [in 1901] were stepdaughter Beatrice Wood [b  1884] who was a butchers shop assistant [1901], and visitor Eliza Ann Gledhill [b 1846].

Tryphena died in Halifax in 1923

Wood, Walter
[1860-19??] Of Leeds. Landlord of the Vine Hotel, Brighouse [1881].

He married Emma [1861-19??] from Manchester.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1888] who was born in Manchester
  2. Harold [b 1891] who was born in Horwich, Lancashire
  3. Edith [b 1894] who was born in Horwich, Lancashire

Wood, Wilfred
[1889-1918] Son of Samuel Wood.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a carpet weaver [1901] / a dyer [1911] / employed by Davis, Gordon & Company at Old Lane Dye Works, Halifax.

On 9th March 1912, he married Florence Gertrude Brace [1891-1972] at St George's Church, Lee Mount.


Florence Gertrude was born in Northowram, the daughter of Annie (née Richardson) [1866-1953] & Thomas James Brace [1864-1932]
 

Children:

  1. Stanley [1912-1984]
  2. Norman [1913-1999]

They lived at 55 Ovenden Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [November 1918], then served with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, the County of London Regiment affiliated with KRRC.

He was killed in action by machine gun fire [27th September 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at Sauchy-Cauchy Communal Cemetery Extension, France [A 19].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wood, William
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wood, Rev William
[17??-18??] Minister of Hartshead [1782-1785] and again [1788-1791]

Wood, William
[1703-17??] Son of Joseph Wood.

He lived at The Fold, Shibden.

At the age of 14, after the death of his father, he became heir to Northowram Hall.

In 1725, he married Martha, daughter of John Nalson

Wood, William
[1788-18??] Born in Halifax.

He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wood, William
[18??-19??] Plasterer and beer seller at the Ram's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Wood, Rev William
[18??-19??] From Sunderland.

He was a Primitive Methodist and served at Clare, Suffolk before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden [1892].

On account of ill health, he resigned and moved to Falmouth [1894] and West Newport, Fife [1900].

He wrote several articles in prose and verse, and a novel entitled Moorland Grange which dealt with mill life in Halifax and Ovenden

Wood, William
[18??-19??] He was a bandsman with the 2nd Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  at Highroad Well [1915].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Willie

Wood, William
[1821-1891] Born in Dewsbury.

He was a wire worker [1851] / a wire drawer [1861] / a wire manufacturer at Clifton Bridge, Brighouse [1874].

On 27th February 1843, he married Mary Brook [1821-1873] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1842]
  2. Emma [b 1845]
  3. George
  4. Nancy [b 1849]
  5. David [b 1852]
  6. Sam [b 1854]
  7. Jane [b 1856]
  8. Harriet [b 1858]
  9. William [b 1860]
  10. Fred [b 1862]
  11. Maria [b 1864]

The family lived at

William died [3rd August 1891].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £403 3/9d. Probate was granted to son George.

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [grave U55]: Mary [25th June 1873]; William [5th August 1891]

Wood, William
[1823-1899] Son of Joseph Wood.

Born in Hipperholme.

Baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [23rd March 1823].

He was a woolsorter [1851] / partner in Joseph Wood / partner in Joseph Wood & Sons Limited / a worsted spinner [1861, 1871, 1881] / a farmer of 20 acres [1881] / a book keeper [1891]

He married Mary [1823-1911].

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1857]
  2. Elizabeth [1859] who died aged 9 months
  3. Lucy [b 1861]
  4. Albert [b 1863]
  5. Josiah [b 1865] who was a cashier [1891, 1899]
  6. Edward
  7. Francis / Frank [1869-1934] who was an electrical engineer [1901]

The family lived at

William died [28th March 1899].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £498.

Probate was granted to son Josiah.

Mary died [4th April 1911].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2146]

Wood, William
[1829-1888] Born in Barkisland.

He was an iron foundry labourer [1859].

On 14th February 1859, he married Sarah Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of
Henry Hollas
 

They had no children.

Living with them [in 1861] was Sarah's aunt Susey.

The couple died in Barkisland

Wood, William
[1847-1903] Landlord of the Prospect, Sowerby Bridge [1903]

He married Ruth Ann in Halifax [Q1 1890].


Ruth Ann [née Taylor] was the widow of Thomas Edwards
 

He died 24th December 1903

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £120 10/-

Wood, William
[1848-1904] Son of John Wood.

He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1897] / cotton spinner at Lock Hill Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1904] / a member of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board / Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1884-15th April 1886, 15th April 1893-15th April 1894] / a member, then Chairman, of the Public Library Committee / a warden of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1884, he married Ruth Ann Clay.


Ruth Ann was the daughter of James Clay
 

Children:

  1. Mabel Alice [1886-1962]
  2. Florence Mary [1887-1927]
  3. Dorothy May [1891-1953]

The family lived at Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge.

He died [7th February 1904].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,322 14/2d

Wood, William
[1857-19??] Born in Shadwell, London.

He was a wool washer [1891, 1901] [1911].

In 1884, he married Catherine Golicher [1854-1902] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Murkall, Kilkenny, Ireland

She (possibly) had a son John Pearson [b St John's, Kilkenny, Ireland 1871] who was an apprentice iron moulder & living with the family [1891]

 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1884] who was a wool washer [1901], a newsagent [1911]
  2. Mary Louisa [1886-1897]
  3. Annie [b 1889] who was a worsted twister [1911] and married Herbert Helm
  4. Sylvester Joseph

The family lived at

  • 37 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 27 Brook Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Brook Street, Halifax [1911]

Catherine died [Q1 1902] (aged 47) 

Wood, William
[1880-1948] Born in Dawlish, Devon.

He was a wheelwright (cart builder) [1911] / a wheelwright (motor vehicles) [1939].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Mary Ellen Hargreaves [1882-19??] in Dewsbury.


Mary Ellen was born in Birstall
 

Children:

  1. George Herbert

William was a widower by 1939.

He died at 116 Gibbet Street [4th August 1948] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,327 3/1d

Wood, Willie
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Marine Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Wood, Willie
[1888-1981] Son of William Wood.

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne.

He was a well-known cornet player / conductor with Crossley's Carpets Works Band [1950s] / conductor with Brighouse & Rastrick Band [late 1950s].

He died in Bury

 

Wood surname

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

See Johannes de Sancto Bosco, The Wood family of Fixby, The Wood, Fixby and Woodhouse

There are over 220 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Wood, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Wood:


Baptism 1820; Marriages 1793, 1850, 1854, 1884, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1928, 1931, 1947; Deaths 1835, 1851, 1855, 1898, 1899, 1906, 1907; Death 1697; Deaths 1918, 1919
 

The Wood family of Fixby
Associated with The Wood, Fixby. John Wodd was an early member of the family.

See Wood

The Wood family of Ovenden Wood

The Wood family of Shibden

The Wood family of Wood Lane Hall
The family lived at Wood Lane Hall and held land at Sowerby in the 15th century




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