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Webster, Aaron
[1829-1881] Son of Thomas Webster.

Born at Red Beck.

He was a delver [1848] / a stone quarryman [1861] / a farmer of 16 days work with Charles Lee at Upper Norcliffe Farm, Southowram [1871].

On 20th October 1848, he married (1) Elizabeth Hall [1832-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hall, comber
 

Children:

  1. Sarah J. [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. William [b 1849]
  3. Elizabeth Ann [b 1852]
  4. Lavinia [b 1855] who was a worsted reeler [1871]
  5. Mary Jane [b 1857]

Elizabeth died May 1858 (aged 26).

She was buried at Coley Church [15th April 1858].

On 4th September 1858, he married (2) Selina [1828-1894] at Halifax Parish Church.


Selina – née Ambler – was the widow of James Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Julia [b 1859] who was a part-timer /worsted reeler [1871]
  2. Emma [b 1860] who was a part-timer /worsted reeler [1871]
  3. Eliza [b 1862] who was a part-timer /worsted reeler [1871]
  4. Walter [b 1864]
  5. Arthur [b 1866]
  6. James [1868-24th December 1925] who was buried with his parents
  7. Joseph [b 1870]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] were 2 children from Selina's first marriage: Timothy Crossley [b 1853] & Elizabeth Crossley [b 1855].

Aaron died 22nd December 1881 (aged 53).

Selina died 2nd July 1894 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-L1A]

Webster, Rev Abraham
[17??-18??] Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1818-1819]

Webster, Abraham
[17??-1828] Of Pole Moor. Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1818]. He resigned in 1819

Webster, Abraham
[1855-1926] Son of Ann & William Webster.

Born in Wadsworth [Q3 1855]

Baptised 8th June 1856

He was Secretary to the Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society [1891, 1896, 1901] / Manager to a Co-operative Society [1911].

In [Q3] 1881, he married (1) Mary Pickles in Todmorden.


Mary was the daughter of
Thomas Pickles
 

Children:

  1. child

Mary died in Todmorden [Q3 1915].

On 8th October 1916, he married (2) Mary Hannah Harwood at Birchcliffe Chapel.

The family lived at

  • 19 Nutclough [1891]
  • Blenheim Street [1901]
  • 1 Blenheim Street [1911]

Abraham died 17th July 1926.

See Thomas Ingham Lister

Webster, Albert
[1861-19??] Son of Squire Webster.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bar man [1881] / a bar man of Holmfield [1882] / a sewing machine dealer [1891] / a house furnishing & sewing machine dealer [1901] / a sewing machine dealer [1911].

In 1882, he married (1) Frances Dinsdale [1861-1890] at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances, of Arnold Street, Halifax, was the daughter of George Dinsdale, coachman
 

Children:

  1. Tom

Around 1891, he married (2) Mary Ann [1858-19??].


Mary Ann was born in Southampton
 

Children:

  1. Frances Mary [b 1893] who was a milliner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 55 King Cross Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 33 Ripon Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 40 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

Webster, Alfred
[1859-1???] Son of Andrew Webster, worsted scourer.

Born in Northowram.

He was a dyer of Upper Lane, Northowram [1880] / a dyer [1881] / a dyer's labourer [1891].

In 1880, he married Maria Ellis [1859-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Maria, of Winding Road, Halifax, was the daughter of Charles Ellis, cotton spinner.

She was a rag sorter [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Charley / Charles
  2. Mary Ann [b 1884] who was a worsted drawer [1901]
  3. Willie [b 1889] who was a half-time worsted mill hand [1901], a general labourer [1911]
  4. Walter [b 1891] who was a hoist tenter [1911]
  5. Edgar [b 1896] who was a mill hand [1911]

The family lived at

  • Village, Northowram [with Sutcliffe Gelder & family 1881]
  • 21 Penrose Place, Northowram [1891]
Alfred was dead by 1900.

In 1900, Maria married Edwin Gelder in Halifax

Webster, Anne
[1793-18??] Born in Leeds.

She ran a private school at 33 Square, Halifax [1822] and Wesley Street, Halifax [1829].

She and her sister Hannah Webster had a ladies' boarding school at Ward's Hall, Halifax [1845, 1851]

Webster, Bethiah
[1743-1788] Daughter of Richard Webster.

She married John Crossley who worked for her father.

Bethiah died 1st January 1788 (aged 45).

She & other members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church.

Her son John wrote


[My mother] was a very good woman but of delicate health, she had many children and died when my brother Isaac was born


Question: Does anyone know how John's remarks can be reconciled with Isaac's birth in 1782 and Bethiah's death in 1788? Did John not mean that his mother died immediately after the birth of his brother? Was there a later child Isaac who was born & died in 1788?

 

 

Webster, Charles
[18??-19??] Son of George Webster.

He took over the family business – George Webster & Son Limited.

He lived at Heath Villas, Halifax [1874]

Webster, Charles Edward
[1881-1917] Son of Alfred Webster.

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram / a delver of Town Gate, Northowram [1907] / a stone miner [1901] / a stone miner at quarry [1911] / employed by Brooke's at Lightcliffe.

In [Q3] 1907, he married 1886-19??'Hxc in Halifax.


Clara, of Shelf Moor, was born in Shelf, the daughter of Amos Chapman, miner
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [b 1902]
  2. Annie [b 1910]
  3. Nellie [b 1911]
  4. Mary [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • Green Top Lane, Shelf, Halifax [1911]
  • 20 Stephen's Row, Northowram

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [7th June 1917] (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 8 & 12], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Webster, Clifford Dyson
[1935-] MA.

Born in the Leeds area. He was the first Archivist for Halifax [1964-1966]. He now lives in the Isle of Wight

Webster, Edgar
[1896-1918] Son of Mrs Maria Gelder of 6 Casson Fold, Northowram.

He worked for Ramsden's Stone Trough Brewery.

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

He was killed in action [30th August 1918] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918]

Webster, Emily
[1888-1928] Daughter of William Webster.

She married (1) Horace Highley.

Horace was killed in World War I [22nd December 1915].

She married (2) James Edward Bradbury.

After the death of Emily's father [1916], she and her husband James Edward ran the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1916-1926].

Then Emily's brother William Herbert took over and ran the Turk's Head until he died there in 1946

Webster, Eric
[1920-2005] Local historian and author. He attended Heath Grammar School [1931-1937]. He served with Royal Navy during World War II. He taught in various secondary schools in Halifax and Sowerby Bridge.

His publications include

  • Halifax, the town we live in [1965]
  • Industrial Town : Halifax [1969]
  • 19th Century Halifax : Travel And Transport [1982]
  • Akroydon : A New Town 1860 [1988]
  • Dean Clough & the Crossley Inheritance [1988]
  • Textiles & Tools : 19th century industries in Calderdale [1990]
  • Textiles In Local History [1990]
  • From Rule of Thumb to CNC [1997]

and many articles for the Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society

Webster, Ernest Edwin
[1873-1962] Born in Leeds.

He was a pawnbroker, clothier & boot dealer [1911] / a pawnbroker, jeweller & general dealer at 45 Bethel Street, Brighouse [1911].

In [Q2] 1899, he married Eleanor Tiffany [1871-19??] in Dewsbury.


Eleanor came from Mirfield
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1900]
  2. Harry Tiffany [b 1903]

The family lived at The Poplars, Brighouse [1911]

Webster, Frederick
[1848-1913] Son of Samuel Webster.

He was a bookkeeper [1871] / a woolstapler [1881] / living on his own means [1891] / a retired woolstapler [1901, 1911].

In 1886, he married Sarah Ellen Taylor in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire [1886].


Sarah Ellen came from Great Ouseburn, Lancashire,
 

They lived at

  • 6 Norfolk Place, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 8 St Mark's Avenue, Harrogate [1911]

He died at Harrogate [13th April 1913].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [17th April 1913]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £312 14/3d. Probate was granted to his widow

Webster, George
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Duke of York, Rastrick [1829].

He (possibly) married Mercy [1???-1838].

After George's death, Mercy took over at the Duke of York [1834].

She had a brewing business near Brighouse Railway Station

Webster, George
[17??-18??] He was a partner in the Halifax Commercial Banking Company [1853] / grocer and confectioner who established George Webster & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles

He lived at Bond Street, Halifax [1874]

Webster, George
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George

Webster, George
[1837-19??] JP.

Son of George Webster.

Born in Halifax [16th July 1837].

He married Elizabeth daughter of James Benson of Liverpool

Webster, George
[1912-1940] Son of Susan & James Webster.

He married Bessie.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as Fourth Engineer Officer with the Merchant Navy aboard the steamer SS Napier Star (London).

He died 18th December 1940 (aged 28)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-100 and sank in the North Atlantic, with the loss of 12 passengers and 58 crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London [Grave Ref 72]

Webster, George Henry
[1840-1901] Son of Samuel Webster.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a brewer employing 17 men [1871] / a brewer [1872] / a brewer (owner) [1881] / an ale/porter brewer [1891]. He became a partner in Samuel Webster & Sons Limited.

He married Eliza Webster from Wadsworth.


Eliza was the daughter of Thomas Hoyle
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice Mary [1871-1872]
  2. Gertrude [b 1873]
  3. Lillian [b 1877]
  4. Beryl [b 1885]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] was Lydia Bedford [aged 20] unmarried domestic servant, born Warley, who was sleeping in the beerhouse.

George Henry died 10th January 1901 (aged 61).

Eliza died at Straygarth, Harrogate [1903].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Webster, H. F.
[18??-19??] In 1922, he ran Webster's School at 11 Prince's Gate, Savile Road, Halifax

Webster, Hannah
[1787-18??] Born in Leeds.

She and her sister Anne Webster had a ladies' boarding school at Ward's Hall, Halifax [1845, 1851]

Webster, Hannah Maria
[1822-1854] Of Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

She was buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Webster, Harold
[1890-1967] Son of Isaac Green Webster.

He was a railway clerk [1911].

On 4th March 1918, he married Eliza Annie Eveline Hollas.


Eliza Annie Eveline was the daughter of Herford Hollas
 

Webster, Herbert
[1880-1956] Son of John Edward Webster.

Born in Skircoat Green.

He was a grocer with a shop at 11 Crossley Terrace, Halifax

In 1898, he enlisted (underage) in the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

His granddaughter, Lesley Abernethy, writes


According to family legend, the 10-year-old Herbert was Mackintosh's first employee, earning pocket money stirring pans of toffee in Mrs Mackintosh's kitchen
 

Webster, Irvine
[1888-1918] Son of Isaac Green Webster

Born in Sowerby [5th May 1888].

He was a plumber [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 327th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of wounds suddenly in Bath War Hospital [29th October 1918] (aged 30).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon in the family grave [3/E19].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

Webster, Isaac
[1824-1891] Son of James Webster.

Born in Warley.

Baptised at Warley Congregational Church [1825].

He was a woolsorter [1841] / a brewer's labourer [1851] / a farmer of 10 acres and beer seller at the Fountain Head, Pellon [1861] / a farmer of 11 acres at the Fountain Head, Pellon [1871] / a retired farmer [1881].

In 1849, he married Sarah Gledhill [1830-1872] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ralph
  2. James [1852-1855]
  3. Walter [1854-1890] who was a farmer's boy [1871], a brewer's man [1881]
  4. Sam [b 1857] who was a butcher [1881]
  5. Tom [1858-1858]
  6. Julia Ann [b 1860]
  7. Albert [b 1862] who was a joiner [1881]
  8. Edwin [1864-1918] who was a butcher [1881], a brewer's drayman [1891]
  9. Susannah [b 1867]
  10. George Henry [1870-1870]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1861] was boarder Samuel Gledhill [aged 41] (carpet weaver).

Living with them [in 1871] were boarders Samuel Gledhill [aged 51] (carpet factory worker) and John Sutcliffe [aged 66] (farmer's labourer).

Isaac died 3rd June 1891 (aged 67).

Sarah died 4th September 1872 (aged 42).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 1/V19].

See John Aspinall

Webster, Isaac
[1837-1899] Son of Samuel Webster.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brewer, wine & spirit merchant [1871] / a master brewer [1891, 1893].

He became a partner in Samuel Webster & Sons Limited.

In [Q3] 1870, he married Emily Dawson [1848-1905] in Halifax.


Emily from Openshaw, Lancashire, was the daughter of Mark Dawson [1819-1894], who had served as Mayor of Bradford [1869-1871]
 

Children:

  1. Edith Mary [1872-1945] who married Marc Ernesto Ulysse Marchetti
  2. (possibly) Lawrence [b 1875]
  3. Samuel Wentworth

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] were Isaac's married sister Elizabeth Ann and her children [1871].

See Thomas Gaukroger

Webster, Isaac Green
[1861-1929] Son of James Webster.

Named Green for his grandmother Susan Green.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a mason [1882] / licensed victualler at the Black Swan, Halifax [1891] / licensed victualler at the Lord Nelson Inn, Halifax [1894, 1901, 1905] / innkeeper at the Crispin, Halifax [1911, 1917].

In 1882, he married Hannah (Annie) Carter [1862-1916] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of Warley Town, was the daughter of John Carter, joiner
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1883] who was a mill wright [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1885] who was a pianoforte maker [1901], a railway shunter [1911]
  3. Minnie [b 1887] who was a dress maker [1901, 1911]
  4. Irvine
  5. Harold

The family lived at

  • 9 Charles Street, Halifax [1911, 1916]
  • 20 Wade Street, Halifax [1929]

In 1891, Irvine [aged 2] was staying with the Scott family in Sowerby Bridge.

Living with them [in 1911] was visitor Basil Hartley [aged 15] (shop assistant chip & fish shop).

Hannah died 2nd March 1916 (aged 54).

Isaac died 14th January 1929 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon, and son Irvine is remembered on the grave

Webster, Jack
[1921-1941] Son of Edith & Arthur Webster of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 234th Battery 89 H. A. A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 2nd June 1941 (aged 20).

He was buried at Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref 16 A 8]

Webster, James
[1784-18??] He was a manufacturer [1812] / a farmer & tenterer [1819] / a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 10 acres.

In 1812, he married Susan / Susannah / Susey Green [1796-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan / Susannah / Susey came from Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas [bapt 1815]
  3. Joseph [bapt 1818]
  4. John
  5. James
  6. Isaac
  7. Joseph Holdsworth [bapt 1827]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1841] was John Gledhill [aged 19] (ag.lab

Webster, James
[1823-1872] Son of James Webster.

Born in Warley.

He was a bookkeeper [1850] / a brewer [1851] / farmer of 12 acres & innkeeper at the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Ovenden [1861, 1871].

He married Betty / Bessy / Elizabeth Dunning [1837-1907] in Halifax [1st February 1850].


Elizabeth, born in Ovenden, was the daughter of Robert Dunning, a labourer
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1850]
  2. Jimmy [1851-1854]
  3. John [1854-1856]
  4. James [1857-1895] who was a publican [1882]
  5. Isaac [1859-1861]
  6. Isaac
  7. Anne [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Ovenden Wood, New Long Cans, Ovenden [1851]
  • Mount Pellon, Halifax [1872]

After his death, his widow Bessy took over at the Wheat Sheaf Inn [1874].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Webster, James Edward
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1936-1937]

Webster, John
[17??-18??] An engine tenter in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Webster, John
[1748-1814] Son of Richard Webster.

Like his father, he was a carpet-weaver at Clay Pits, Pellon.

His sister, Bethiah, was the mother of John Crossley who was apprenticed to him on Bethiah's death.

On 3rd June 1776, John married Betty Gaukroger [1751-1813] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard [bapt 15th December 1776]
  2. Hannah [bapt 30th September 1778]
  3. John [bapt 21st September 1781]
  4. James [bapt 1st June 1783]
  5. Thomas [bapt 23rd April 1785]
  6. Betty [bapt 2nd August 1787]
  7. Jane [bapt 2nd March 1790]
  8. Abigail [bapt 19th September 1792]

The children were baptised at Warley Congregational Church

Betty died 20th January 1813 (aged 62).

John died 8th March 1814 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church [E 17]

Webster, John
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In February 1899, he filed a patent for

improvements in electric arc lamps for stage and the like purposes

Webster, John
[18??-1919] Of Todmorden.

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

He died 21st May 1919.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [Old Part E 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Webster, John
[1819-1854] Son of James Webster

Born in Warley.

Baptised 25th May 1819.

He was a butcher [1841] / the first landlord of the Lane Ends, Wheatley.

In [Q4] 1840, he married either Sarah Barrett or Sarah Pickles [1819-1879] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1841]
  2. Elizabeth [1843-1867]
  3. Thomas [b 1846]
  4. Emily [1850-1929] who married Tom Naylor

He died at Bowling, Bradford [16th November 1854].

Sarah died at Westgate, Halifax in 1879.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Webster, John Edward
[1850-1903] Born at The Square, Northowram.

He was Manager of the Winding Road Cocoa House, Halifax [from around 1891].

On 14th September 1874, he married Elizabeth Ann Beresford.

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1875]
  2. Tom Beresford
  3. Herbert
  4. Irving [1884-1948]

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Webster, Ralph
[1849-1899] Son of Isaac Webster.

Born 2nd July 1849.

He was a joiner [1871].

In 1877, he married Mary Pickles [1854-1942] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1876-1877]
  2. Harry [1878-1957]
  3. Edith Priscilla [1878-1880]
  4. Arthur [1880-1943]
  5. Fred [1881-1954]
  6. Norman [1882-1883]
  7. Ernest Oswald [1886-1954]
  8. Nora [1888-1889]
  9. Wilfred [1890-1891]
  10. Ralph [1895-1896]
  11. Herbert Pickles [1895-1900]
  12. Clifford [1897-1969]

They lived at Mount Pellon.

Ralph died 30th January 1899.

Mary died 5th May 1942.

They were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 1/O0] with 7 () of the 12 children who died in infancy

Webster, Richard
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

In 1830, he wrote to The Leeds Mercury, commenting on a letter in which Richard Oastler had described the mills of Bradford as

magazines of British infantile slavery

adding that

the mills of Halifax as even more miserable

Webster, Richard
[1711-1776] He was a carpet-maker at Clay Pits / a shalloon maker [1781].

John Crossley worked with him [1772].

He married Abigail [1711-1782].

Children:

  1. William
  2. Thomas
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Dorothy [bapt 19th May 1751]
  6. Ebenezer [bapt 2nd December 1752]
  7. Buxton [bapt 1st September 1754]
  8. Bethiah

Richard died 2nd November 1776 (aged 65).

Abigail died 12th September 1782 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church [E 17]

Webster, Rev Robert
[1754-1830] He was Curate at Sowerby [1789] / Vicar of Ripponden for 34 years [January 1796-1830].

In 1790, he rebuilt Sowerby Vicarage.

In 1802, he took up the Ripponden Packhorse Bridge Dispute on behalf of the residents of Ripponden, raised £10 by subscription, repaid the claimants, and the bridge was bought back to become public property.

On 29th April 1803, he married Charlotte Bingley.


Charlotte came from Rotherham
 

In 1805, he bought Town End Farm, Soyland – with gardens, closes and lands – for £620 at an auction of Samuel Hill's property.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

He died at Ripponden [January 1830].

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Webster, Samuel
[1813-1872] Son of James Webster.

Born in Ovenden.

Baptised at Square Independent Chapel [1813].

He founded Webster's Fountain Head Brewery in 1838 when he acquired a small brewery at Ovenden Wood and supplied beer and ale to free houses.

He bought his first pub in 1845.

He was a brewer [1841] / a brewer and farmer of 22 acres employing 8 labourers [1851] / a brewer and farmer of 21 acres employing 6 labourers [1861] / a retired brewer and farmer of 12 acres [1871].

His sons joined the family business which became Samuel Webster & Sons Limited

In 1854, he subscribed to the building of Christ Church, Pellon.

He married Elizabeth Jennings.


Elizabeth was the daughter of George Jennings
 

Children:

  1. Isaac
  2. George Henry
  3. Emma Jane [1842-1930] who married James Ambler
  4. Samuel Green
  5. Elizabeth Ann [b 1846] who married Charles Abercrombie
  6. Frederick

The family lived at

  • Clough, Ovenden [1841]
  • Fountain Head, Ovenden [1851]
  • Fountain Brewery, Ovenden [1861]
  • Lane Ends, Ovenden [1871]
  • Glen View, Ovenden [1872]
  • Norfolk Place, Halifax [1899]

Living with the family were lodgers James Webster [b 1826] (wool sorter) [1841] and Selina Gill [1861].

He died at Glen View, Ovenden [5th May 1872]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £5,000.

The will was proved by his sons Isaac and George Henry.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Webster, Samuel Green
[1844-1893] Son of Samuel Webster.

He was a brewer, wine & spirit merchant [1871, 1891].

He became a partner in Samuel Webster & Sons Limited.

He never married.

Samuel, his mother Elizabeth [aged 76], and a cousin Sarah Ann Naylor – daughter of Thomas Naylor – were living at Salterlee House, Northowram [1891].

Samuel was taken ill and died a fortnight later from contusion of the brain [24th October 1893]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £68,470 18/1d.

Probate was granted to his brothers Isaac, & Henry Webster, and brother-in-law James Ambler.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon. Cousin Sarah Ann Naylor was buried in the Webster family grave [1909]

Webster, Samuel Wentworth
[1875-1928] BA.

Son of Isaac Webster.

He was educated at Marlborough & Trinity Hall Cambridge, was 2nd lieutenant in the 6th Dragoon Guards [1899], served in the Second South African War [1899-1902], was promoted to Captain [1907], was promoted to Major [1913], was Lieut-Col in the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) in World War I, and was mentioned in Secretary of State's list for valuable services.

He died in Stansted, Essex [10th May 1928]

Webster, Squire
[1828-1909] Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted weaving overlooker [1881].

In 1855, he married Sarah Ann Ambler [1830-1???].

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. Tom [b 1864] who was a cloth finisher [1881]
  3. Jane [b 1874]

The family lived at 16 Burton Street, Ovenden [1881]

Squire died Q4 1909 (aged 81) 

Webster, Susannah
[18??-1862] For 15 years, she had cohabited with Michael Myers at Halifax. Around 9:00 pm on Sunday, 23rd February 1862, she got drunk and was taken home by William Baildon, the fiddler at the Bird-in-Hand beershop. When they arrived home, Myers was also drunk, so Baildon left Susannah asleep on the floor. About an hour later, neighbours raised a fire alarm and found Susannah's body.
burnt almost to a cinder

Myers had heard Susannah's cries for help but was too drunk to be able to do anything about it

Webster, Thomas
[18??-1???] Of Upper Field House, Triangle.

He married Elizabeth [1828-1906].

Elizabeth died 26th May 1906

Webster, Thomas
[1804-18??] He was a delver [1841, 1848].

Around 1828, he married Elizabeth [1805-18??].

Children:

  1. Henry William [b 1827]
  2. Aaron

The family lived at Red Beck, Northowram [1841]

Webster, Thomas the
[12??-12??] A Hipperholme man mentioned in court rolls of May 1275.

The name implies that weaving was practised in the area at that time.

See Roger the Fuller

Webster, Tom Beresford
[1877-1958] Son of John Edward Webster.

Around 1904, he took over from his father as Manager of the Winding Road Cocoa House, Halifax.

In 1900, he married Alberta (Bertha) Moulds in Bramley.

Tom died at Thorpe House, Triangle [25th July 1958].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,360 10/10d

Webster, Tom Dinsdale
[1884-1917] Son of Albert Webster.

Birth registered in Skirlaugh, Hornsea [1883].

He was a house furnishing assistant [1901].

In 1903, he married Mary Elizabeth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son

Around 1908, they moved to Canada, and lived in Ontario.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Gunner with the 2nd Div. Ammunition Col. Canadian Field Artillery.

He came to Britain with the second contingent from Canada.

He was in France for 13 months, and was groom for Major E. C. McColl.

He died of heart failure [19th February 1917] (aged 33).

He had a weak heart, and it was suggested that he may have fainted in his sleep and died of suffocation whilst he was unconscious.

He was buried at Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Estrée-Cauchy, France [Grave Ref I B 14]

Webster, William
[1???-18??] Son of John Webster.

He was a coal miner.

In 18??, he married (1) Unknown.

He was a widower.

In 1849, he married (2) Sarah Ann, daughter of William Morton at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1851]
  2. Harriet [b 1859]

Webster, William
[18??-18??] Of Wadsworth.

On Thursday, 21st January 1858, he was charged at Todmorden Petty Sessions with having in his possession a large quantity of waste and yarn of which he could give no satisfactory account. He was fined £20

Webster, William
[1848-1894] Landlord of the Country House, Hipperholme [1894].

In 1868, he married Sarah Ann Gomersall in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Maria [1874-1955] who married Wright Ingham

After William's death, Sarah Ann took over at the Country House [1905].

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Webster, William
[1854-1902] Of Boulderclough, Sowerby.

He married Sarah [1853-1918].

Children:

  1. James Edward [1887-25th November 1890] who died [25th November 1890] aged 3 years & 3 months

William died 15th November 1902 (aged 48).

Sarah died 1st August 1918 (aged 65),

Members of the family were buried at Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot with Adam Sutcliffe who died [8th June 1907] (aged 62), and his wife Martha who died [6th July 1920] (aged 71) 

Webster, William
[1857-1916] Born in Copley.

He was a joiner [1891] / a carpenter [1901] / beer house keeper at the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1907-1916].

On 4th September 1879, he married Elizabeth Mellor [1858-1911] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Florence Ellen [b 1880] who was a twister / worsted spinner [1911]
  2. William Herbert
  3. Harry [b 1887] who was a belt maker in a leather works [1911]
  4. Emily
  5. Tom [b 1892] who was an engine fitter [1911]
  6. Jessie [b 1895] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  7. Arthur [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 6 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1907-1916]

After William's death, his daughter Emily and her husband James Edward Bradbury ran the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1916-1926]

Webster, William
[1892-1917] He was a member of St John the Divine Sunday School, Rastrick / a silk dresser for Ormerod Brothers Limited at Woodvale Silk Mills.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Gertrude Annie Edmondson in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Little Woodhouse, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of shrapnel wounds in Casualty Clearing Station [8th September 1917] (aged 25).

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [Grave Ref VI A 3].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Webster, William Ernest
[18??-1916] He was employed by Standeven & Company Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant 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 is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Standeven Roll of Honour

Webster, William Henry
[18??-1924] Landlord of the Springfield, Halifax [1891] and the Crown & Cushion, Halifax [1904, 1924]

Webster, William Herbert
[1882-1946] Son of William Webster.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a warehouseman in a corn mill [1911] / landlord of the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge [1926-1946].

On 22nd December 1906, he married (1) Janet Shepley [1883-1940] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Children:

  1. Lilian [b 1909] who married Ernest Thomas

In [Q3] 1941, he married (2) Christiana Marchant [1886-1963] in Todmorden.

The family lived at 12 Tuel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

In 1926, he took over from his sister Emily and her husband James Edward Bradbury and ran the Turk's Head, Sowerby Bridge until he died there in 1946.

He died at the Turk's Head.

On William Herbert's death, his daughter Lilian and her husband Ernest Thomas took over and ran the Turk's Head until 1961

 

Webster surname
An occupational surname meaning a weaver, usually female.

A Thomas the Webster of Hipperholme is mentioned in court rolls of May 1275.

The male form is Webb.

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Webster, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Webster:


Marriages 1870, 1882, 1888, 1896, 1907, 1917, 1937; Death 1907
 

See Baxter and Textor



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