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The entries for people & families with the surname Waddington 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.

Waddington, Albert RemonRef 272-2634
[18??-19??] Curate at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [1898]

Waddington, AlfredRef 272-3
[1855-1942] He was a farmer [1911].

In 1879, he married Mary Haigh [1855-1920] in Halifax.


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1879]
  2. Joel [1881-1946]
  3. Lizzie [1883-1955] who never married
  4. John Alfred
  5. Tom [1889-1957]
  6. Mary Hannah [1892-1972]

All the children were baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland

The family lived at Park Nook, Barkisland [1911].

Mary died 2nd July 1920 (aged 65).

Alfred died 3rd July 1942 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Waddington, CharlesRef 272-427
[1862-19??] Son of Job Waddington.

He was a mill hand [1871] / a woollen under carder [1881] / a grease extractor in a woollen mill [1911].

He married Eliza Hitchin in Halifax.

Eliza was the daughter of Phineas Hitchin


  1. Evelyn Kenyon
  2. Annie [b 1889]
  3. Lilian [1897-1966] who married Joseph Irving Gledhill Dean

The children were born in Sowerby

Waddington, Ely WilkinsonRef 272-2741
[1856-1888] Gent.

Son of Joshua Waddington.

On 11th March 1875, he married Eliza Ann Farrar [1852-1888].

Eliza Ann was the daughter of James Farrar

They lived at Whitwell Place, Elland.

Ely died at The Cliffe, North Shore, Blackpool [16th March 1882] (aged 26).

Eliza Ann died 30th November 1888 (aged 36).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-T2]

Waddington, Evelyn KenyonRef 272-467
[1885-1956] Son of Charles Waddington.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a mechanic [1908].

In [Q2] 1908, he married Elizabeth Ellen Greenwood [1884-1974] in Halifax.

Elizabeth Ellen was born in Sowerby


  1. twins Lucy [1908-1984] who married [1939] Eric Gordon Bottomley [1908-1991]
  2. Mary [1908-1991] who married [1933] Clarence Lumb
  3. Herbert [b 1911]

Evelyn Kenyon died in Sowerby [31st March 1956]

Waddington, Frank EwartRef 272-1008
[1886-1947] Son of Ellen & William Waddington of Rastrick.

In [Q2] 1927, he married Margaret Ann Wilkinson in Halifax.

They lived in Rastrick.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Raleigh.

He died 14th March 1947 (aged 61).

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery [C 43 38]

Waddington, HenryRef 272-690
[1580-1640] He lived at Smith House, Brighouse in 1634.

In 1???, he married Mary Brooke at Birstall

Waddington, HenryRef 272-2075
[17??-18??] Of Southowram.

He married Unknown.


  1. Mary [1887-1909] who married James Bottomley Watkinson

Waddington, J.Ref 272-457
[1855-1927] Todmorden printer and publisher, and newspaper proprietor. The firm published the Todmorden News & Advertiser

Waddington, JamesRef 272-567
[1717-1784] Manufacturer of Halifax.

Uncle of John and Joseph Watkinson. of Watkinson Hall.

On 27th March 1750, he married Mary Ramsden [1720-1799] from Illingworth.


  1. James [1751-1756]
  2. John [1753-1782]

The family lived at Hope Hall, Halifax [1756].

He died 18th September 1784 [aged 67].

In his will, he bequeathed £50 to the Leeds Infirmary, and

to 84 poor persons the sum of 40 guineas

and left £5 per year for 10 years to purchase books for the Halifax Sunday schools.

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Waddington, JamesRef 272-2

On 25th December 1835, he married Ann Berry in Halifax.

Ann was the daughter of
Francis Berry


  1. Ann who married Samuel Magson

Ann was widowed by 1851

Waddington, JeremiahRef 272-1955
[1636-1692] Of Sowerby.

Heywood records that

[he was] buried [at Sowerby] Feb 9 1691/2 and left his son to Josiah Stansfeld

Waddington, JobRef 272-170
[1838-1889] Son of William Waddington, weaver.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a warehouseman [1861, 1871, 1881].

In [Q3] 1861, he married Hannah Kenyon [1842-1890] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Kenyon, cordwainer.

She was a bobbin winder [1871]



  1. Charles
  2. Mary Ann [b 1864] who was a woollen weaver [1881]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1865] who was a woollen feeder [1881]
  4. Kenyon [b 1868] who was a worsted doffer [1881], a silk dresser [1891]
  5. Joe
  6. Susannah [b 1874] who was a silk winder [1891]
  7. Selina [b 1878] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a milliner and living with brother Joe [1901]

The family lived at

  • Sowerby [1871]
  • Wood Lane, Sowerby [1881]
  • Sowerby Green, Sowerby [1891]

Waddington, JohnRef 272-691
[1579-1660] Of Hipperholme.

In 1611, he married Rosamund Watson.


  1. Samuel
  2. Mary [16??-1732] who married Henry Gill

Waddington, JohnRef 272-2084
[17??-18??] On 3rd September 1814, he placed a notice in The Leeds Mercury
Whereas, I, John Waddington of Hipperholme, cordwainer, did on the 22nd day of August 1814, violently assault and abuse Sarah Mallinson, the wife of Stephen Mallinson, of Hipperholme, for which an action was commenced against me, but in consideration of my acknowledging myself a defaulter, and advertising it once in the Leeds Mercury and paying all expenses, has thought proper to shew me this lenity – as witness by my hand

Waddington, JohnRef 272-2009
[18??-18??] Marine store dealer at Bradford Road, Brighouse [1861]

Waddington, JohnRef 272-4
[1863-1931] Son of Robert Waddington.

Born in Shipley / Kirby Malham.

He was a stone delver (quarry) [1881, 1891, 1901] / a quarryman [1911].

In [Q4] 1885, he married Emma Hall (Or Hale) [1866-1938] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Shibden


  1. Janet [b 1887] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  2. Lilian [b 1888] who was a worsted winder [1901, 1911]
  3. Lewis [b 1898] who was a doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Southowram [1891, 1901]
  • 10 Law Lane, Southowram [1911]

John died 19th March 1931 (aged 68).

Emma died 25th January 1938 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-A14]

Waddington, John AlfredRef 272-965
[1886-1918] Son of Alfred Waddington.

Born in Barkisland.

In [Q2] 1916, he married Selina Calverley [1888-1958] in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in France [5th September 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland, on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10], on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland

Waddington, JosephRef 272-2757
[1???-1???] Of Bailiff Bridge.

He had a carpet shop on Bradford/Huddersfield Road, opposite the Firth's Carpets, for many years.

His son succeeded him in the business.

Contributor Dave van de Gevel writes

I remember him calling into Firth's on a regular basis to buy roll-ends

Waddington, JosephRef 272-1987
[18??-18??] He was licensee of the Punch Bowl, Bailiff Bridge [1869] / a joiner & builder [1873].

In July 1873, he bought the Punch Bowl from H. W. Ripley for £3,570.

He married Unknown.


  1. William [bapt 16th May 1869]
  2. Susan [bapt 5th October 1873]

Waddington, JosephRef 272-194
[1872-1???] Son of Job Waddington.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a painter [1891] / a painter & decorator [1901] / a house decorator, sign writer, paperhanger, &c. at Penny Bank Buildings, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1905].

In 1898, he married Frances Sarah Hitchen [1873-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Hilda [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 4 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Penny Bank Buildings, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Waddington, Joseph HaroldRef 272-339
[1866-1945] Born at Mile Thorn.

He began work as an apprentice draper. In 1900, he bought a plot of land in Rawson Street where he built Waddington's Dress Warehouse. He was Mayor of Halifax [1924-1925]

In 1939, he published a booklet Essays and Addresses which described shops, shopping and shopkeeping in the town. He was a Methodist lay preacher. He was a long-serving and well-known Councillor and was the Father of the Town Council when he died [16th January 1945].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Mary Dawson [1868-19??] from Brighouse, in Halifax.


  1. Dorothy [b 1896]
  2. Marjory [b 1899]
  3. Hilda [b 1900]
  4. Beatrix [b 1902]
  5. Kathleen [b 1903]
  6. Winifred [b 1906]

The family lived at 22 Palatine Square, Burnley [1911].

Waddington, JoshuaRef 272-2742
[1780-1863] Gent.

Born in Southowram.

He married (1) Mary Waddington [1774-1848].

Mary was born in Southowram


  1. Joshua [2nd November 1806-3rd March 1871]

Mary died at Whitwell Place [2nd January 1848] (aged 74).

In [Q1] 1851, he married (2) Hannah Wilkinson [1817-1886] in Halifax.


  1. Joshua [6th January 1852-4th April 1881]
  2. Eli Wilkinson [1853-1854] who died aged 11 months
  3. John [1855-20th May 1886]
  4. Ely Wilkinson
  5. Mary [b 1857]
  6. Henry [1859-10th April 1895]

Hannah died 21st September 1886 (aged 69).

The family lived at Whitwell Place, Elland.

Joshua died at Whitwell Place [17th June 1863].

Hannah died 21st September 1886 (aged 69).

Members of the family are buried/remembered at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Refs: F-S2, F-T2 & F-T3A]

Waddington, JoshuaRef 272-923
[18??-18??] In May 1858, he opened a Turkish bath at Boddy's Buildings, Halifax

Waddington, PC AnthonyRef 272-585
[1790-1862] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a cordwainer [1841].

In 1854, he became the first policeman in Brighouse with responsibility for the township of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

In 1856, he left the post and was succeeded by PC Greenwood.

He married Lusey [1788-18??]. He was a widower by 1861.


  1. Timothy [b 1821]
  2. Lucy A. [b 1829] who became a dress maker
  3. Mary [b 1830]
  4. Susey [b 1831]
  5. Sarah A. [b 1832] who became a dress maker

The family lived at

  • Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse [1851]
  • Brighouse Lane, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]

See Towser, Brighouse and Waddington vs Waller

Waddington, RichardRef 272-235
[18??-1???] Son of Lettice (née Gill) & Richard Waddington.

He married Sarah Jane Jackson.


  1. Lettice Annie [1871-1964] who married Albert Hargreaves

Waddington, RobertRef 272-5
[1837-1880] Born in Halifax.

He was an excavator [1871].

Around 1860, he married Agnes [1839-1???].

Agnes was born in Halifax


  1. George [b 1860] who was an errand boy [1871], a stone delver [1881]
  2. John Waddington a stone delver [1881]
  3. Margaret [b 1865] who was a worsted piecener [1881]
  4. Richard [b 1868] who was a worsted piecener [1881]
  5. Maria [b 1870] who was a worsted piecener [1881]
  6. Alice [b 1873]

The family lived at

  • Binns Top, Southowram [1871]
  • 2 New Street, Southowram [1881]

Robert died Q1 1880 (aged 43) 

Waddington, SamuelRef 272-693
[1623-1???] Son of John Waddington.

In 1647, he married Unknown

Waddington, SamuelRef 272-2759
[1784-1830] He was landlord of the Black Swan, Brighouse [1822, 1829].

In 1807, he married Jane Goldthorp [1779-1860] at Hartshead.


  1. Sarah Ann [bapt 1809]
  2. Samuel [bapt 1811] who was a farmer [1841]
  3. Elizabeth [bapt 1816]
  4. William Edward [bapt 1818] who was a currier [1841]
  5. Mary [bapt 1821] who married James Mallinson
  6. John [bapt 1823] who was a corn miller [1851]

The family lived at Daisy Croft, Brighouse [1851].

Living with them [in 1841] were Isaac Walker [aged 50] John Sutcliffe [aged 25].

Samuel died in 1830.

Jane took over at the Black Swan [1834, 1841, 1845].

Samuel & Jane were buried at Saint Peter's, Hartshead

Waddington, SarahRef 272-1545
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Rudclough Mill, Erringden [around 1800]

Waddington, ThomasRef 272-2829
[1797-185?] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cordwainer [1850, 1851].

He married Betty [1799-18??] born in Sowerby.


  1. Susan [b 1830] who was a worsted reeler [1851] and married Joseph Whiteley
  2. Elizabeth [b 1836] who was a worsted doffer [1851]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1839] who was a worsted doffer [1851]

The family lived at Stansfield Mill, Sowerby [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were daughter Susan, her husband Joseph Whiteley and daughter Hannah.

In 1861, the widowed Betty was living with daughter Susan and her husband Joseph Whiteley

Waddington, ThomasRef 272-1782
[18??-19??] Bus proprietor.

He lived at Moorfield House, Wainstalls [1905]

Waddington, WalkerRef 272-2323
[1830-1911] From Bingley. He moved to Todmorden around 1855. He worked for Samuel Ward Walton. He moved to Mytholmroyd [1857]. In 1861, he and Albert Benjamin Bayes bought Walton's business.

He was a Methodist / a teetotaller / a non-smoker / letterpress printer at Mytholmroyd [1863].

He was head of Waddington & Sons.

He lived at New Road, Mytholmroyd [1911].


Waddington surnameRef 272-1

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

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

Unattached BMDs for Waddington:

Marriages 1804, 1855, 1861, 1862, 1890, 1899, 1900, 1907, 1910

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