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

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Wilcock, Mr
[18??-1???] Around 1880, he tried unsuccessfully to carry on the pottery business at Soil Hill Pottery. He finally used the premises for breeding poultry

Wilcock, Abimelech
[1860-1927] Son of David Wilcock

Born 29th May 1860.

He was a cotton weaver.

He married 1884 Sarah Hannah Greenwood [1865-1???].


Sarah Hannah was the daughter of Elizabeth & Thomaz Greenwood, of Hall Gate, Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1885] who was a cotton velvet weaver & married [Todmorden 1909] Ada Mary Evanson
  2. Emily [b 1887] who was a cotton velvet weaver & married [Todmorden 1907] Herbert Uttley.
  3. Thomas Harold [b 1899] who was a woollen piecer
  4. Edith [b 1900]
  5. Herbert Wesley

The family lived at

  • Hall Gate, Sowerby [1891]
  • New House, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 14 Hall Bank, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Abimelech's father, David, died after a brawl in the Robin Hood, Cragg Vale on 27th June 1869. Possibly because of the nature of his father's death, Abimelech became a strict Methodist, and raised his children with the rule that going to the pub was forbidden.

One night, his youngest son, Herbert Wesley, got drunk and rather than go home and face his father, he stayed outside all night and, as it was early January, he became ill. Herbert Wesley died on 5th January 1927, and Abimelech died within a week – the story is that he died of a broken heart.

Members of the family were buried at Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd

Wilcock, Alfred
[1843-1879]

He married Unknown [1842-1914].

They lived at Greenroyd, Halifax.

Alfred (possibly) died Q2 1879 (aged 36) 

His widow died 8th January 1914.

She was buried at Midgley [14th January 1914]

Wilcock, Arnold
[1892-1917] Son of John Wilcock.

He was a French polisher's apprentice at Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited [1911].

In [Q3] 1914, he married Adelia Tankard [1894-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Adelia, of Ovenden Road Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of John Thomas Tankard, wire drawer
 

Children:

  1. Lionel [1914] who died in infancy
  2. Eric [b 1916]

In 1914, the family moved to Pudsey, where the children were born.

During World War I, he enlisted with the West Yorkshire Regiment, then served as a Private with the 118th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died of gunshot wounds in the back, in the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station [13th February 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [10th March 1917].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XI A 20A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.

His brother Leonard also died in the War

Wilcock, Arthur
[1891-1915] Son of Samuel Wilcock.

He was a cotton warehouse worker [1911] / a cotton operative employed by Eli Whiteley & Sons at Hollins Mill, Sowerby Bridge / a member of the Tuel Lane Wesleyan Methodist Church and Sunday School.

He lived at 28 Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge.

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

He was sent to France in April 1915.

He was shot through the heart by a sniper [23rd November 1915].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV G 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Wilcock, Arthur
[1893-1918] Son of Mark Wilcock.

Born in Luddenden [4th January 1893].

He was a member of St Mary's Church, Luddenden / a joiner [1916] / employed by Brooke's.

During World War I, he enlisted [21st July 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 145th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He arrived in France [13th February 1917].

He was killed when a shell burst in the gunpit a few yards from him, wounding him in the back. He was unconscious and died before reaching the dressing station at Ypres [20th January 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd March 1918].

He was buried at St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I C 14].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Wilcock, Bert
[1???-19??] Bowler with King Cross Cricket Club [1940s]. In 1949, he took 107 wickets at an average of 11.34

Wilcock, David
[1833-1869] Son of William Wilcock.

Stone-mason's labourer of Hollock Lee, Cragg Vale.

He married Nancy Oldfield [1836-1907].

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. John
  3. Abimelech
  4. Riley
  5. Ada
  6. Alice

On 27th June 1869, the landlord of the Robin Hood, Cragg Vale, Joseph Barrett, hit Wilcock with a poker. Wilcock died on 30th June 1869 from the head injuries, and Barrett was imprisoned for manslaughter

Wilcock, Edmund
[1853-1913] Son of Henry Wilcock.

Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a cotton spinner [1901].

On 30th September 1876, he married Hannah Shepley [1855-1910] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1877] who was a greengrocer [1911]
  2. Florence [b 1882] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  3. Fred

The family lived at Lane Ends Farm, Norland [1913].

Hannah died in 1910.

Edmund died 24th May 1913.

They were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £177 6/6d.

The will was proved by Florence Ackroyd (wife of Oliver Ackroyd

Wilcock, Fred
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Wilcock, Fred
[1891-1918] Son of Edmund Wilcock.

Born in Norland.

He was a blanket raiser employed by James Riley Atkinson.

On 23rd May 1914, he married Ethel Beckwith [1889-1961] at St George's Church, Sowerby


Ethel was born in Silsden
 

They lived at 13 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds in France / Flanders [30th June 1918] (aged 27).

He was buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V C 29].

He is remembered on Norland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

On 25th July 1925, Ethel married Harold Brunning [1899-1979] at St George's Church, Sowerby

Wilcock, George
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Rastrick. Partner in Wilcock & Mallinson.

In November 1839, he was declared bankrupt

Wilcock, Harold
[1896-1918] Son of William Henry Wilcock.

He was a Private in the Durham Light Infantry, 84th Battalion secondary unit: 369th Labour Corps.

He died 23rd October 1918.

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref IV J 3]

Wilcock, Harold
[1896-1918] Son of Elizabeth & Henry Wilcock of Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 84th Battalion Training Reserve - transferred to the 269th Area Employment Company Labour Corps.

He died 23rd October 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref IV J 3].

He is remembered on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour

Wilcock, Henry
[1791-1840] Son of William Wilcock.

He married Betty Helliwell [1794-1849].

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Betty [b 1820]
  3. Hannah [b 1823]
  4. Susannah [b 1828]
  5. Martha [b 1830]
  6. David
  7. Fanny [b 1836]

Wilcock, Henry
[1814-1893] Son of William Wilcock.

He was a labourer [1869] / a farmer [1885].

He married Phanney (Fanny) Fields [1819-1876]

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Thomas [b 1841]
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Mary [b 1849]
  6. Joseph [b 1850]
  7. Edmund
  8. Betty [b 1855]
  9. Enoch [1858-1876]
  10. Samuel

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Wilcock, Herbert Wesley
[1904-1927] Youngest son of Abimelech Wilcock.

Abimelech's father, David, died after a brawl in the Robin Hood, Cragg Vale. Possibly because of the nature of his father's death, Abimelech became a strict Methodist, and raised his children with the rule that going to the pub was forbidden.

One night, Herbert Wesley, got drunk and rather than go home and face his father, he stayed outside all night and, as it was early January, he became ill. Herbert Wesley died on 5th January 1927, aged 23 years, and his father, Abimelech, died within a week – the story is that he died of a broken heart.

He was buried at Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd with his parents and his brother Harry

Wilcock, James
[1836-1900] Born in Erringden.

He was a farmer of 23 acres.

On 30th January 1864, he married (1) Martha Barker [1841-1865] at Halifax Parish Church.

On 28th January 1871, he married (2) Jane Green [1844-1903] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane came from Keighley
 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [b 1872]
  2. Rose Annie [b 1879]

The family lived at Great Greave, Soyland [1881].

The family moved to New Hey, Lancashire where James was a farmer

The couple were buried at St James's Church, Milnrow: James [7th November 1900]; Jane [17th November 1903]

Wilcock, John
[1739-17??] Weaver of Keelham Farm, Cragg Vale. He was one of the coiners.

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

JOHN WILCOCK, late of Keelliam, in Erringden, in the same Parish, Weaver, about 30 years old, 5 ft 7 ins high, broad-set, black complexioned, wears his own Hair, dark-coloured, and generally a stripp'd Waistcoat and brown Coat

Wilcock, John
[1836-1904]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) John Edward [b 1870] who was a cotton turner [1904]

He lived at Barkisland Hall [1904].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Wilcock, John
[1843-18??] Son of Henry Wilcock.

Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a cotton spinner of Warley [1869] / a cotton spinner [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1869, he married Mary Whiteley [1849-1917] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, a cotton spinner of Warley, was born in Ovenden, the daughter of William Whiteley, labourer
 

Children:

  1. William H [b 1870] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  2. Ernest [b 1872] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a cotton spinner [1901], a cotton spinner piecer [1911]
  3. Susey [b 1875] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  4. Emily [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton reeler [1901]
  5. Mary Alice [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted drawer [1901] & married [1910] Frank Berry [1883-19??] (leather currier) 
  6. Lucy [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  7. Emma [b 1888] who was a carpet fringer [1901], a carpet weaver [1911]
  8. John Edward

The family lived at

  • Sunny Side, Beech, Warley [1871]
  • Sunny Bank, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 4 Industrial Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 19 Hollins Lane, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Mary Alice & her husband Frank Berry

Wilcock, John
[1852-1???] Son of James Wilcock, warp-dresser.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a warp-dresser of Ovenden [1874] / a worsted warp dresser [1881, 1891, 1911] / a retired farmer [1901].

In 1874, he married Hannah Kershaw [1853-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Aaron Kershaw, miner
 

Children:

  1. Mary E [b 1876] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  2. Betsy [b 1877] who was a worsted twister [1901], a worsted coating weaver [1911]
  3. Leonard
  4. Irvine [b 1881] who was an iron turner [1901]
  5. Flora [b 1883] who was a piece mender coating department [1901], a worsted coating weaver [1911]
  6. Annie [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted coating weaver [1911]
  7. Nellie [b 1888] who was a worsted coating weaver [1911]
  8. Arnold

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 10 Heathy Lane, Ovenden [1881, 1891]
  • 43 Westward Ho, Northowram [1901] [1911, 1917]

Sons Leonard & Arnold died in World War I

Wilcock, John
[1880-1927] Son of Mark Wilcock.

He was a tanner.

On 8th June 1904, he married Isabella Jane Stott at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Isabella Jane was the daughter of Frederick William Stott
 

Wilcock, John Edward
[1889-1917] Son of John Wilcock.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a skip maker (basket maker) [1911].

He lived in Rochdale.

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

He died of wounds at No.13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne [9th May 1917] (aged 28).

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV B 9]

Wilcock, Leonard
[1878-1915] Son of John Wilcock.

He was a worsted mill hand [1891].

He married Annie.

They lived in Club House, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 20th July 1915 (aged 37).

He was buried at Hyde Park Cemetery, Doncaster [VX 139].

His brother Arnold also died in the War

Wilcock, Marjorie
[19??-1942] Daughter of Ada F. (née Cockcroft) & Joe Wilcock.

During World War II, she served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

She died 1st September 1942.

She is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial [Panel 23, Column 1], and also mentioned on the grave of her aunt Flora Wilcock at All Souls's Cemetery, Halifax

Wilcock, Mark
[1844-1915] Born in Halifax [4th August 1844].

He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1890-15th April 1891] / a tanner, currier and leather merchant at Tannery, Sowerby Bridge.

He acquired the business of John Walters & Company, and the Hollins Tannery, Sowerby Bridge [around 1877].

His business was known for their leather driving bands.

On 22nd March 1876, he married Eliza Ann Walker [1850-1919] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Jane [b 22nd March 1850] came from Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Helena [1876-1962]
  2. George [17th May 1878-22nd December 1915] who was a tanner
  3. John
  4. Mark [1882-1943] who was a tanner
  5. Sylvanus
  6. Hannah [1888-1967] who married Henry Wharton Siddall
  7. Cornelius [1890-29th October 1914] who died in Sydney, Australia

The family lived at

  • 19 Hollins Mill Lane, next to the tannery [1891, 1905]
  • 162 Dudwell Lane, Halifax [1919]

Mark died 25th January 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £16,067 5/6d

Eliza Ann died 12th March 1919.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Wilcock, Mark
[1852-1915] Born in Midgley.

He was a mason [1872].

On 7th September 1872, he married Annie Elizabeth Brown [1852-1929] in Halifax.


Annie Elizabeth was born in York
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1872]
  2. David [1874-1892]
  3. Edith Hannah [b 1879]
  4. Annie Elizabeth [b 1882]
  5. Albert [b 1885]
  6. Beatrice [b 1887]
  7. Arthur

The children were born in Midgley-Luddenden and baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.

The family lived at

  • Turn Lee Cottages, Midgley [1881]
  • 28 Duke Street, Luddenden [1891, 1918]

Wilcock, Padget
[1823-1892] Son of Mark Wilcock, farmer.

Born in Midgley.

He was a dyer [1856] / a worsted dyer [1861] / landlord of the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1891].

On 18th February 1856, he married (1) Sarah Ann Dewhirst [1832-1879] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was born in Wadsworth, the daughter of Isaac Dewhirst, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1857] who was a worsted reeler [1871]
  2. Tom [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  3. Hannah Jane [b 1861] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  4. Joss [b 1863] who was a waste picker [1871 [1861]
  5. George William [b 1866]

Sarah Ann died in Halifax [Q4 1879] (aged 46).

In 1880, he married (2) Hannah Rebecca Stanley [1853-1909].

The family lived at

  • 8 James Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Lee Bank, Ovenden [1871]
  • 26 Victoria Street, Halifax [1892]

He died 13th April 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £68 to his widow Hannah Rebecca.

Padgett & Sarah Ann were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount. After his death, Hannah Rebecca married Linnaeus Tasker

Wilcock, Samuel
[1860-1920] Son of Henry Wilcock.

Born in Dulesgate, Todmorden.

He was a waste puller of Cragg Vale, Erringden [1885] / a cotton skutcher [1891] / an oil cloth labourer [1901] / a Dyehouse labourer [1911]

In 1885, he married Emma Jane Newell [1864-1955] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane, of Cragg Vale, was the daughter of John Newall, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Mary Anna [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a cotton reeler [1911]
  2. Leonard [b 1888] who was a twiner piecer cotton [1901]
  3. Frank [b 1890] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  4. Arthur
  5. Ernest [b 1897] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  6. Lilian [b 1899] who was a cotton twiner [1911]

The family lived at

  • Cragg Bottom, Cragg, Mytholmroyd [1891]
  • 21 Union Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 28 Mitchell Street, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Wilcock, Septimus
[1877-1925] Born in Sowerby.

He was a wire drawer [1899].

In 1899, he married Henrietta Hollas in Halifax


Henrietta was the daughter of
William Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1899]
  2. Joseph [b 1901]
  3. Harold [b 1903]

Wilcock, Shaw Wallis
[1863-1919] Born in Halifax.

He was publican at the Wellington Hotel, Halifax [1901, 1905].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Lavinia Banks [1862-19??] in Halifax.


Lavinia was born in Halifax.

She had a son Robert Banks [b 1883] who was an apprentice mechanic's turner [1901]

 

Living with them [in 1901] was uncle William Henry Hirst [b  Halifax 1847].

Shaw died in Halifax [Q2 1919] (aged 56) 

Wilcock, Sylvanus Reynolds
[1885-1930] Son of Mark Wilcock.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

Leather merchant.

He took over the Hollins Tannery, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1913, He married Frances A. Carter in Halifax

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £12,528

Wilcock, Thomas
[1753-18??] Of Bell House, Erringden. In September 1841, the Halifax Guardian reported that – then aged 88 – he


has mowed for the Patchett family of the White Lion, Hebden Bridge upwards to 60 years, and this year, he, his son, his grandson and his great-grandson, cut down 10 acres of grass there
 

Wilcock, Thomas Harold
[1898-1972] Born in Mytholmroyd.

On 9th September 1929, he married Alice Walmsley in Hebden.


Alice was the daughter of
Arthur Walmsley
 

Thomas Harold died in Hastings in 1972

Wilcock, William
[17??-1???] Coiner of Erringden

Wilcock, William
[17??-1823] Attorney at Halifax [1809].

See John Ridehalgh

Wilcock, William
[1758-1823] Of Thornhill, Dewsbury.

He became a Halifax attorney. Between 1782 and 1804, he practised as Howarth & Wilcock. He had offices in Cheapside, Halifax.

On 14th May 1808, he married Hannah Pickford, fourth daughter of Sir Joseph Radcliffe.

He lived at Savile Hall, Halifax [1816].

He died 20th May 1823.

A few days afterwards, Anne Lister visited Hannah and her sister Frances at Savile Hall

Wilcock, William
[1770-1836] He married Hannah Shackleton [1771-1828].

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Mark [b 1796]
  3. Sally [b 1802]

The couple were buried at Mytholmroyd Wesleyan Methodist Church

Wilcock, William
[18??-18??] With his brother, John, built Pecket Well Mill for their Wilcock Patent Cord & Calico Manufacturing Company Limited

Wilcock, William
[1845-1896] Son of Henry Wilcock.

He married Jane Briggs [1850-1921].

After William's death, Jane married John Cardwell

Wilcock, William Henry
[1839-1935] Son of Henry Wilcock.

He married Elizabeth Farrar [1870-1927].

Children:

  1. Wright
  2. Harold

The family lived at 20 Greenups Terrace, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Wilcock, Wright
[1891-1919] Son of William Henry Wilcock.

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

He died 24th August 1919 (aged 28).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [E U 561]

 

Wilcock surname
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Wilcock, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Wilcock:


Marriages 1893, 1898, 1907, 1914, 1920, 1923; Death 1900
 



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