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Wadsworth, MrRef 103-2658
[1???-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1788-1862] who married Abel Wadsworth Dean
  2. Abel

Wadsworth, MrRef 103-47
[1???-18??]

He married Ann [1799-18??]


Ann was born in Greetland

She was a woollen warper [1841, 1851, 1861]

 

Children:

  1. Caroline [b 1825] who was a woollen warper [1851, 1861]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1837] who was a woollen carder [1851], a woollen feeder [1861, 1871]
  3. Delia [1824-18??] who married Squire Kitchen

Ann was widowed by 1861.

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
  • East Villa, Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861, 1871]

Ann was widowed between 1841 & 1851.

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Delia & her son John

Wadsworth, MrRef 103-43
[18??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Wright

Wadsworth, AbelRef 103-2401
[1790-1874] Of Halifax.

Son of Mr Wadsworth.

He was a tailor [1841, 1851, 1874] / a domestic missionary [1851].

He married Elizabeth [1794-1856].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Abel [b 1821]
  3. twins [?] John [b 1826]
  4. Mary [1825-9th December 1898] who (possibly) married [Halifax Q2 1850] Benjamin Fenton Bentley
  5. Thomas
  6. Mary Elizabeth [5th September 1852-17/8/1935] who married George Mitchell

The family lived at

  • Clarence Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 14 Launceston Street, Halifax [1851]

Elizabeth died 7th July 1856 (aged 62).

Abel died 7th March 1874 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3157] with Joseph Hitchen [1817-23rd December 1881] (tailor) 

Wadsworth, AbrahamRef 103-1309
[16??-16??] Of Warley. In 1671, he, John Brigg, Thomas Holt and Thomas Wawne were amongst a number of local people who had supported the RoyaJohn Brigg, Thomas Holt and Thomas Wawne cause in the Civil War and who received a pension of 6/5d per year under a county-based pension scheme set up in 1662 for


the reliefe of poore and maimed Officers and Souldiers who have faithfully served His Majesty and His Royal Father in the late [Civil] Wars
 

Wadsworth, AbrahamRef 103-761
[1645-1672] Elder son of Timothy Wadsworth.

Halifax attorney [1668-1672].

He died as a consequence of his heavy drinking. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, Albert HoraceRef 103-19
[1869-1944] Son of Elizabeth [1841-1???] & Peter Wadsworth [1841-1???].

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman in a woollen mill [1891] / a woollen warehouseman [1901] / a salesman [1911].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Rebecca Holgate [1871-1958] in Halifax.


Rebecca was the daughter of John Holgate [b 1846], carter, of 3 Albion Court, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Percy
  2. Doris [1896-1946] who was a shop assistant [1911] and married [Q1 1925] Lawrence V. Rowley
  3. Arnold [b 1899]
  4. May [b 1905] who died aged 4 months
  5. Roy [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 1 Moorlands Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 93 Stanley Road, Halifax [1911]

Albert died 27th February 1944 (aged 74).

Rebecca died 10th September 1958 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Wadsworth, AlexanderRef 103-52
[1849-1929] Son of George Wadsworth.

Baptised 2nd September 1849].

He was a joiner [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901] / a joiner & builder [1911].

In [Q3] 1876, he married Jane Ingham [1850-1880] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha E. [b 1879] who was a school teacher [1901]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1881] who was a school teacher (WRCC) [1911]

The family lived at

  • South Villa, Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Green Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891, 1901]
  • 8 Green Lane, West Vale, Greetland [1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901, 1911] was his brother Charles Wadsworth.

Jane died 19th September 1880.

She was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: R6] with Alexander's parents.

In [Q1] 1885, he married Mary Hannah Driver [1851-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was born in Cragg Vale, the daughter of James Driver
 

Alexander died Q1 1929 (aged 79) 

Wadsworth, AmosRef 103-2852
[1823-1???] Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer of 22 acres [1861].

In 1850, he married Susey Lumb [1823-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edwin [b 1851] who was an agricultural labourer [1861]
  2. Giles [b 1852]
  3. Lillie [b 1854]
  4. Francis [b 1859]
  5. Ada [b 1861]

The family lived at Cockroft, Round Hill, Rishworth [1861]

Wadsworth, AnnRef 103-16
[1812-1891?] Daughter of Matthew Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland.

Baptised at Halifax [31st October 1813].

In 1834, she married (1) Richard Holroyd.

Richard was killed at Wakefield Railway Station [20th February 1850].

Richard had been licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland, but the licence was removed on account of his bad conduct.

Ann sought the return of the licence of the Griffin, and promised to keep the Inn in a proper and lawful manner.

She was a farmer of 8½ acres [1851] / licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland [1851, 1853].

By 1861, she was beerhouse keeper at the Gardeners Arms, Stainland.

In 1864, she married (2) Joseph Holroyd, younger brother of her first husband.

By 1871, she was back as licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland.

Sources on her later life record that

  • In 1901, she was living alone at Scar Top, Upper Greetland [aged 87]
  • Ann died in Stainland [January 1891] (aged 79).

    She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [2nd February 1891]

Wadsworth, AnneRef 103-1183
[1661-1707] (Possibly) daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

In 1679, she married John Brooksbank.

She lived at

It is recorded that her nephew, David Hartley, lived with her after his parents' deaths – although the dates seem incompatible.

Dr Samuel Threapland and some of his patients boarded with him at Field Head.

The Northowram Register records


Mrs Brooksbank of Elland died at Birks near Halifax 16th April 1707 about 4 o'clock in the morning, having had a cancer cut out of her beast (sic) (breast) a few weeks before by Dr Threapland who also died himself the same day at 11 a clock at night. She was buried 19th April at Woodkirk & he at Wibsey the same day; she aged abt 46 & he abt 63
 

Wadsworth, ArnoldRef 103-29
[1882-1918] Son of Charles Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax

He was a golfer / a hockey player / in partnership with his brother Clement as a dentist / an artificial teeth maker (own account) [1901] / a dental anaesthetist (employer) [1911].

In [Q1] 1909, he married Hilda Olivia Naylor [1884-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Gwendoline Olivia [b 1910]
  2. Mavis [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 47 King Cross Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 16 First Avenue. Manor Drive, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [April 1917], then transferred and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was captured [21st March 1918].

He died of heart failure following peritonitis at Soltau, Germany [18th July 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his story in the Halifax Courier [6th April, 1st June & 9th November 1918].

He was buried at Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. [Grave Ref IV A 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Wadsworth, ArthurRef 103-28
[1892-1917] Son of Wright Wadsworth.

Born 12th February 1892.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [27th June 1900].

He was brought up by his uncle Thomas Henry Wadsworth.

He was a painter with Murgatroyd's of King Cross.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) attached to 168th Trench Mortar Battery.

He was reported missing, last seen helping a wounded man, and assumed to have died [27th November 1917] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [7th September 1918].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and on Elland War Memorial

Wadsworth, ArthurRef 103-25
[1920-1945] Son of Martha Ann & Akroyd Wadsworth of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with 12 Field Bakery Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 4th June 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref VII A 15]

Wadsworth, AyrtonRef 103-2592
[1855-1896] Son of Matthew Henry Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

In 1882, he married Sarah Hannah Ayrton in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was his cousin, the daughter of John Ayrton
 

Children:

  1. Rhoda [1882-1893]
  2. Ethel [1885-1967]
  3. Elizabeth [1888-1888] who died aged 3 weeks
  4. Dorothy [1889-1891]
  5. Nora [1892-1892] who died aged 8 weeks

He took over from his aunt Mrs Sarah Ann Ayrton as innkeeper of the White Swan, Holmfield [1887, 1894, 1896].

Ayrton died 30th November 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £168 14/1d.

Administration was granted to Sarah Sunderland (widow).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden with their grandfather Matthew.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1896

Wadsworth, BarbaraRef 103-418
[1945-] Art student who – in 1962 – won a competition to design the sign which marked the Halifax boundary as motorists entered the district. In addition to having her winning design used, she won a prize of 25 guineas. The competition was organised to mark the centenary of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. The sign remained until 199?

Wadsworth, BenjaminRef 103-75
[1839-1915] Born in Barkisland [4th October 1839].

He was a cotton twiner [1861, 1871] / a master cotton doubler [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1839-1909].


Elizabeth was born in Barkisland, the daughter of
John Fairbank
 

They lived at

  • 13 Quebec Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Westbury Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Langdale Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was Elizabeth's brother Dan Fairbank [b 1854].

Benjamin died 24th June 1915 (aged 76).

Elizabeth died 17th March 1909 (aged 70) 

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Elizabeth's parents

Wadsworth, CharlesRef 103-58
[1855-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a plasterer slater [1881] / a slater & plasterer (employer) [1891].

In 1876, he married Emma Thompson [1854-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clement [b 1877] who was in partnership with his brother Arnold as a dentist / an artificial teeth maker (own account) [1901] /
  2. Edith [b 1879]
  3. Arnold

The family lived at

  • 1 Wadsworth's Yard, Halifax [1881]
  • Wadsworth's Buildings Yard, New Bond Street, Halifax [1891]

In 1901, the children are living at 2 New Bond Street, Halifax, and Clement is head of the household. Their parents are not listed

Wadsworth, Charles GeoffreyRef 103-12
[1906-19??] On 21st August 1932, he married Ena Woodhead at St Hilda's Church, Halifax


Ena was the daughter of
Thomas Scott Woodhead
 

Wadsworth, Charles WilliamRef 103-24
[1858-19??] Son of George Wadsworth, carter.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a carter of Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1888] / a carter [1891] / a driver for provision stores [1901].

In 1888, he married Emma Fowler [1858-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Pellon Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of James Morrison Fowler, plumber
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1890] who was a draper's assistant [1911] and married [Q3/1912] William H Hoyle in Halifax
  2. James Willie

The family lived at

  • 34 Abbott Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 St James Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 83 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 or 41 Abbey Walk, Halifax [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was mother-in-law Sarah E Fowler [b  1826].

Charles William died in 1904 (aged 47).

Living with them [in 1911] were 2 boarders

Wadsworth, ChristopherRef 103-1446
[1836-1904] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton mule piecer / cotton manufacturer [1891].

He became a partner with Edward Whiteley in J. F. & E. Whiteley & Company.

In 1893, Edward Whiteley died and Wadsworth became sole proprietors. He carried on the business as Christopher Wadsworth.

On 13th October 1867, he married Sarah Whiteley [1845-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Joe Thomas [1868-1900] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  2. Lee [1869-1900] who was a manager of cotton spinning [1901]
  3. Elisha (f) [1871-1942] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1873] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  5. Ann Elizabeth [b 1876] who was an elementary teacher [1891, 1901]
  6. Lydia [b 1878] who was an elementary teacher [1901]

The family lived at

  • Wakefield Road, Brighouse [1891]
  • 19 Wakefield Road, Brighouse [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was granddaughter Nellie Wadsworth [b 1888].

Christopher died 13th December 1904.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,561 0/5d.

Probate was granted to Josiah Oldroyd Hirst (draper), Walter Coates (clothier), and Charles Albert Ellis (leather lace manufacturer) 

Wadsworth, DanRef 103-49
[1853-1900] Born August 3rd 1853.

He was a painter card room operative [1891] / a painter [1881].

In [Q2] 1874, he married Tryphena Mallalieu [1854-1930] in Halifax.


Tryphena was born in Manchester [11th August 1854].

She was a house painter (employer) [1911] / a house painter & plasterer (employer) [1901].

 

Children:

  1. Mary H. [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a house painter's bookkeeper [1901]
  2. Lizzie [b 1879]
  3. Hilda [1880-8th February 1884] who died aged 3 years & 8 months
  4. Tom [1884-18th July 1892] died July 18th 1892 age 8 years
  5. Edgar [b 1887] who was a house painter's apprentice [1901]
  6. Emily [1888-5th January 1892] who died aged 3 years & 10 months
  7. Willie [26th January 1890-23rd March 1964] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1813]
  8. Fanny who died 13th August 1893 (aged 7 months) 

The family lived at

  • Oatland House, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Hollins Yard, Clay House Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Hollyns Place, Greetland [1900, 1901]
  • 52 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Dan died 11th July 1900.

Tryphena died 26th December 1930.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C20]

Wadsworth, DysonRef 103-72
[1852-1892] Son of Richard Wadsworth.

Born 11th February 1852.

He was a short time / cotton factory worker [1861] / a weaver [1871, 1873] / a farmer/joiner [1891].

On 21st September 1872, he married Betty Horsfall [1854-1???].


Betty Horsfall, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of Henry Horsfall, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1873]

The family lived at Clough House, Heptonstall [1873, 1891]

Dyson died 15th June 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £491 4/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Betty

Wadsworth, E.Ref 103-631
[18??-18??] Wholesale grocer at Halifax.

In September 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Wadsworth, E.Ref 103-44
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-801
[1766-1844] Son of Mr Wadsworth

Born at Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield.

On 3rd January 1786, he married Sarah Shackleton.


Sarah was the daughter of Zachariah Shackleton
 

Children:

  1. Zachariah
  2. Edmund [b 3rd April 1789]
  3. Joseph
  4. Sarah [b 14th October 1784]
  5. Sally [b 14th May 1809]
  6. Richard [b 26th April 1812]

Edmund is recorded at Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield [around 1840]

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-62
[1772-1849] He was a farmer [1841].

On 29th December 1803, he (possibly) married Mally Spencer [1781-1854].

Children:

  1. Edmund
  2. Susey [b 1812] who married Mr Greenwood & was widowed by 1871
  3. Rachel [b 1821]
  4. Grace [b 1821]
  5. Nancy [b 1826]

The family lived at Shackleton, Wadsworth [1841, 1849].

Edmund died January 1849.

He was buried 26th January 1849.

Mally died April 1854.

She was buried 6th April 1854

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-70
[1789-18??] Son of Sarah & Edmund Wadsworth.

Born 3rd April 1789.

He was a farmer [1848] / a farmer of 21 acres [1851].

On 4th December 1814, he married Mary Sutcliffe. [1793-18??].


Mary was a farmer of 18 acres [1871]
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [bapt 9th August 1818]
  2. Mary [1880-1882]
  3. John [1882] who died in infancy
  4. Sarah [b 1818] who married [3rd December 1848] John Whitham [b 1823], car man of Old Edge, Heptonstall son of John Whitham, farmer
  5. Thomas [1818-1822]
  6. Richard
  7. Joanna [b 23rd February 1828-December 1886] of Lee Mill, Wadsworth who was buried 1st January 1887
  8. Nancy [b 21st January 1830]
  9. Mary Ann [b 9th October 1823] who married [27th December 1846] John Gill
  10. Richard [b 25th November 1825]
  11. Susy [b 8th October 1832]
  12. John [b 1835]

The family lived at

  • Monsel (Mansfield?) House, Wadsworth [1818, 1832]
  • Mansfield House, Wadsworth [1841]
  • Lower Mansfield House, Wadsworth [1851, 1871]
Edmund died between 1851-1871 &

Living with Mary [in 1871] were daughter Sarah Whitham (farm servant) & granddaughter Susy Whitham [b 1851]

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-66
[18??-1???] He was a weaver

He married Hannah [1812-1???].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Richard [b 1844]

They lived at Horse Hey, Wadsworth [1851]

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-63
[1810-1883] Son of Edmund Wadsworth.

He was a farmer of 11 acres [1871] / a farmer of 12 acres [1881] / a farmer [1883].

He never married.

He lived at

  • Shackleton, Wadsworth [with his sisters Susey & Rachel and mother Mally 1851]
  • Shackleton [with his widowed sister Susey Greenwood 1871, 1881]
  • Shackleton [1883]

Edmund died 12th June 1883 (aged 72).

He was buried 16th June 1883. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £170 15/3d.

The will was proved by his brother William Wadsworth of Surprise, Wadsworth (farmer)  and his nephew Thomas Wilcock of Shackleton (farmer) 

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-61
[1811-18??] He was a weaver [1841] / a labourer/husbandman [1851] / a cotton hand loom weaver [1861] / a farmer of 7 acres 1871].

On 23rd August 1835, he married Mally Wadsworth [1815-1857].

Children:

  1. Alice [bapt 31st July 1836]
  2. John [b Shackleton 31st July 1837]
  3. James [b Shackleton 18th October 1838]
  4. William [b 1842 bapt 18th June 1845]
  5. Nancy [b Lower Midge Hole, Wadsworth 8th January 1844] who married [24th January 1878] Abraham Taylor [1845-1???], (carter of Midgley), son of George Taylor (comber).

    She was buried 16th December 1891 (aged 47) 

  6. Edward [b 30th January 1848]
  7. Eliza [b 26th October 1851]
  8. Walker
  9. Alice Ann [b 7th January 1857]

The family lived at

  • Shackleton, Wadsworth [1841]
  • Midgehole, Wadsworth [1851]
  • Under the Arch, Heptonstall [1861]
  • Heptonstall [1871]

Mally died in 1857 (aged 42)  (following the birth of daughter Alice Ann), and was buried [7th March 1857]

Wadsworth, EdmundRef 103-57
[1841-19??] Son of Richard Wadsworth.

Born 13th April 1841.

He was a farmer of Stansfield [1876] / a farmer of 14 acres with 1 man [1881].

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) 8th June 1876 Sarah Bates [1853-1???].


Sarah, of Stansfield, was born in Oakmere, Cheshire, the daughter of George Bates, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1879]
  2. Mary [b 1880]

The family lived at Rawtonstall, Stansfield [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was father Richard Wadsworth [b  1811].

On 1st December 1909, an Edmund Wadsworth, a farmer of Higher Rawtonstall Farm, Blackshaw, is mentioned in connection with a debtor's bankruptcy petition.

An Edmund Wadsworth died in Todmorden [Q1 1927] (aged 83) 

Wadsworth, EliRef 103-2801
[1776-1861] Clock & watch maker in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son who was a Councillor [1861]

Wadsworth, ElijahRef 103-3830
[1859-1???] Son of Peter Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer's labourer [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a dairy farmer [1901] / a retired dairy farmer [1911].

In 1905, he was at Bents Farm, Norland when he was fined 2/6d plus 18/6d costs for selling milk adulterated with borax. The chemical was used as a preservative.

In [Q4] 1881, he married Mary Hannah Normanton [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was born in Soyland, the daughter of Joe Normanton, a spinner
 

Children:

  1. Annie E. [b 1885]
  2. Vernon [b 1886] who was an office boy [1901]
  3. Lucy [1887-1894]

The family lived at

Wadsworth, ElizabethRef 103-766
[1675-1734] Daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

She married Mr Woodhead and Mr Steel.

She died at Brearley Mill

Wadsworth, ElizabethRef 103-170
[1761-1837] Daughter of Rev John Wadsworth.

She was educated at Mr Lumley's Boarding School for Ladies, York, where she met Anne Lister, Elizabeth Patchett and Caroline Walker.

The 2 volumes of her diary give many details of life in the district.

She lived at Holdsworth House with Rev John Wadsworth.

She was a regular worshipper at Illingworth Church.

She has been described as

The Lady Bountiful of Holdsworth, Bradshaw and Illingworth

She gave money for building the church of St John the Evangelist, Bradshaw [£700], Popples Almshouses, Popples School for the poor of Holdsworth, Ovenden Female Benefit Society, and the poor of Bradford, Calverley and Idle [£200 to each incumbent of these places] and left £10 to the poor of Elland, £5 to the poor of Holdsworth, and the balance to the residents at the Almshouses.

She left her estate to a distant relative, Matthew Ayrton, on the condition that he took the name, Henry Wadsworth.

She died at Holdsworth House [5th April 1837] (aged 77).

She was buried at Calverley.

She is mentioned in Graptolite's Stray Notes on Bradshaw

Wadsworth, EvereldaRef 103-765
[1677-1705] Of Elland.

Daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

She married Rev David Hartley.

She died [14th July 1705] shortly after the birth of their son David.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, FarrarRef 103-37
[1853-1909] Born in Salterhebble.

He was a wheelwright [1901].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Martha Ann Whitaker [1853-19??] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Salterhebble
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1878] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  2. Tom [b 1883] who was an apprentice carpenter [1901]
  3. Beatrice [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Sarah [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Effie [b 1893]

The family lived at 2 Wood Terrace, Salterhebble [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was brother-in-law Henry Whitaker [b 1841] (tailor) 

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-2843
[1???-19??] He was a partner in a Halifax taxi business [1949].

In 1949, he married Hermione Dobson in Halifax

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-2776
[17??-18??] He was landlord of the Globe, Halifax [1821, 1822] / a farmer.

He married Hannah Bottomley.

Children:

  1. Henry

The family lived at Great Albion Street, Halifax [1840s]

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-34
[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

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-51
[1816-1876] Born in Greetland.

He was a hand loom weaver (woollen) [1851, 1861].

He married Martha [1816-1872].


Martha was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [1838-7th May 1860]
  2. Charles [b 1841] who was a spinner at woollen factory [1861], a woollen power loom turner [1891]
  3. Smith [1844-8th January 1847] who died aged 2 years & 9 months
  4. Mary Ann who died 12th February 1847 (aged 4 days) 
  5. Alexander

The family lived at Brandy Hole, Greetland [1851, 1861, 1871].

Martha died 18th January 1872 (aged 56).

George died 10th June 1876 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: R6]

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-21
[1836-18??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cloth finisher [1871] / a labourer stone quarry [1881] / a carrier [1886].

He married Sarah [1833-1???].


Sarah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Lavinia [b 1856]
  2. Charles William [b 1858] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  3. Fred [b 1863] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  4. Mary Ellen [b 1865] who was a cotton piecer [1881] and married Thomas Palmer
  5. Emma [b 1869] who was a card room hand [1881], a rover worsted [1891]
  6. Allen [b 1871] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  7. Alice [b 1875] who was a rover worsted [1891]

The family lived at

  • Booth Bridge, Rishworth [1871]
  • Booth Wood, Rishworth [1881]
  • 18 Horne Street, Halifax [1891]

George was dead by 1891

Living with the widowed Sarah [in 1891] were daughter Mary Ellen Palmer and grandsons Thomas Palmer [b 1887] & Leonard Palmer [b 1888]

Wadsworth, GeorgeRef 103-27
[1861-1932] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1891].

On 11th March 1891, he married Sarah Elizabeth Firth Binns [1861-1924] in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold Victor

The family lived at 61 Church Street, Halifax [1911]

Wadsworth, George HenryRef 103-2625
[1847-1905] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He was apprenticed to William Richardson and accompanied him on lecture tours as a technical assistant.

George set up his own business in North Parade, and then in Regent Street, Halifax.

The business later passed to Mackereth Opticians and Gutsell's.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Allen
  2. Willie

The family lived at 309 Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905.

See Richardson's William Richardson & Son

Wadsworth, George PriestleyRef 103-77
[1870-1939] Son of James Wadsworth

Born in Halifax.

He was a draper's manager [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1894, he married Amy Hunsworth [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Amy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Marion Priestley [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 27 Milton Place, Halifax (with George's father James) [1901]
  • Savile Grange, Queens Gate (with George's father James) [1911]

A George P. Wadsworth died in Stockport [Q4 1939]

Wadsworth, GilesRef 103-2853
[1852-1900] Son of Amos Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton factory worker [1861] / a cotton mill hand [1871] / a farmer of 40 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891, 1898].

In 1871, he married Lucy Wadsworth in Halifax [1852-1???].

Children:

  1. Erilda [1872-1953] who was a woollen weaver [1891] and married [1893] Benjamin Roberts
  2. Ivy [b 1876] who was a cotton winder [1891]
  3. Rosa [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a woollen mender [1901]
  4. Mary [b 1882] a worsted twister [1901]
  5. Joseph [1885-1898]

The family lived at

  • Cockroft, Rishworth [1871]
  • Mans Head, Soyland [1881]
  • Farm House, Milner Place, Luddenden Foot [1891]
  • Bottoms Farm, Luddenden Foot [1898]
  • Farm, 3 Milner Place, Luddenden Foot [1901]

On 5th November 1898, son Joseph died following a firework accident in which he tried to extinguish a lit squib, but the flame ignited about 24 other fireworks in his jacket and trousers. The jury recorded the cause of death as heart failure from exhaustion, due to the burns.

Giles died 1st December 1900

Wadsworth, HaroldRef 103-13
[1897-1916] Of Todmorden.

Son of Alice & G. Wadsworth of 12 Sackville Street, Todmorden.

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

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France [Grave Ref A 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wadsworth, Harold VictorRef 103-26
[1892-1918] Son of George Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax [2nd November 1892].

He was a wool sorter [1917] / employed by his uncle F. Waterhouse, wool merchant in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [17th July 1917], and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was lost at sea on his first voyage [26th February 1918] when the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle was torpedoed by German Submarine UC-56 and sank in the Bristol Channel with the loss of 162 lives.

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Wadsworth, Harriet AnnRef 103-3
[18??-19??] Of 90 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

She was injured – a badly grazed hip – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Wadsworth, HarryRef 103-2181
[18??-19??] Partner in the Melbourne Clothing Company.

They lived at Great Stubb Barn [1927]

Wadsworth, HarryRef 103-2222
[1869-19??] Son of James Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a coal hurrier [at the age of 13] / a coal miner [1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1890, he married Irene Haigh [1872-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Maude [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner
  2. James [b 1896] who was a worsted doffer
  3. James [d 25th January 1870]
  4. Jessie
  5. Harry [b 1902]
  6. Mary [b 1905]
  7. Irene [b 1907]
  8. Jack [b 1910]

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2404]

Harry died 26th May 1927.

Irene died 3rd June 1950

Wadsworth, HarryRef 103-2628
[1875-19??] Son of James Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He worked as joiner/cabinet maker/undertaker [from 1884 until he retired in 1947]. His workshop was at the east end of South View. He kept a record of all the funerals he was involved with [1884-1947]. He was connected with Southowram Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.

In 1907 he married Fanny Wilkins.

Children:

  1. Kathleen Mildred [b 1910]
  2. Raymond J [b 1912]

The family lived at 10 South View, Southowram

Wadsworth, HarryRef 103-23
[1896-1916] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron moulder [1911] / a moulding apprentice at Campbell's Gas Engine Works / a member of Luddendenfoot Old Boys football team / a member of Campbell's football team / a member of Warley Cricket Club / a member of Warley Clough Primitive Methodist Sunday School.

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

He served in the Dardanelles and Egypt, where he was hospitalised for 17 weeks with septic poisoning.

His brother Albert was in the same platoon, and dug Harry out when he was one of 4 men buried by an explosion caused by a shell which hit the top of the parapet. Harry was breathing only faintly, and died of suffocation [7th September 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He was buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France [Grave Ref 12], on the Memorial at Campbell Gas Engine Company Limited, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-291
[16??-16??] Of Peacock House, Warley [1650]

In 1657, he bought Holdsworth House, Ovenden

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-40
[1611-1677] Heywood records


Henry Wadsworth, near Luddingden was well and dead in an hours time.

Buried in his garden 10th April 1677. Age 66.

A great Quaker.

Very rich

 

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-1910
[1697-1765] Son of John Wadsworth.

He married Mary [d 1745].

Children:

  1. Deborah [bapt 1717]
  2. John
  3. Ann [bapt 1722]
  4. Esther [1725-1807] who married Rev J. Thwaites

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel at Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-1433
[18??-1???] Around 1865, he established business as a printer, newsagent, bookseller and stationer at New Bank, Halifax. In 1875, he moved to Cross Hills, Halifax. In 1879, he opened a branch post office.

In the 1880s, the business was taken over by his son-in-law, Thomas Priestley

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-2777
[1821-1901] Son of George Wadsworth.

Born at the Globe, Halifax.

He was an apprentice cartwright [1841] / a wheelwright [1845] / a smith & wheelwright [1866] / a master wheelwright employing 3 men [1871] / a councillor for Market Ward.

He was in business at Thomas Street, Halifax [1866] where he built new premises dated HW AD 1870.

After he retired [around 1878], the business carried on as Henry Wadsworth & Son.

On 20th December 1845, he married Sarah Taylor [18??-1903].

Children:

  1. John [1846-1848]
  2. Eliza Ann who died aged 10 months [1848]
  3. Thomas who died aged 13 months [1857]
  4. Robert
  5. George
  6. Alfred
  7. daughter
  8. daughter
  9. daughter

The family lived at

  • 28 Scott's Row, Halifax [1851]
  • Lower Westgate [1861]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4070]

Wadsworth, HenryRef 103-1477
[1847-1918] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Partner in Hayley & Wadsworth [1905].

He married Elizabeth Howarth [1848-19??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1872]
  2. Herbert Henry [b 1876]
  3. Florence [b 1881]
  4. Ethel [b 1886]

Wadsworth, Henry HodgsonRef 103-6
[1871-1929] Son of John Henry Wadsworth

He and his brother Milford Ayrton were boarders at Edleston's School [1881].

He died in Saskatchewan, Canada

Wadsworth, HumphreyRef 103-55
[1852-19??] Born in Greetland.

He was a butcher [1881, 1901] / a butcher & farmer [1911].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Hannah Bray [1855-1927] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Charles Bray (Wadsworth) [b 1879]
  2. Sarah E. [b 1880]
  3. John [b 1881] who was a boiler welder [1901]
  4. Squire [1882-1962] who was a boiler rivetter (apprentice) [1901]
  5. Samuel [b 1887]
  6. Amy Gertrude [b 1894] who was engaged in dairy work [1911]

The family lived at

  • Lindwell Row, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Dean Street, Greetland [1901]
  • Moor Bottom, Upper Greetland [1911]

Hannah died 4th March 1927 (aged 73).

She & (possibly) other members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K2]

Wadsworth, JackRef 103-15
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wadsworth, JackRef 103-7
[1911-1943] Son of Thomas Holroyd Wadsworth.

Born 12th December 1911.

In [Q4] 1941, he married Olive Kay in Halifax.

They lived at Stump Cross.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

He died 4th October 1943 (aged 31) 

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 782] with his parents

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-53
[1776-1852] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen weaver [1841] / a woollen weaver (by hand) [1851].

He married Betty [1773-1858].


Betty was born in Greetland
 

They lived at

  • Lindwell, Greetland [1841]
  • 69 Lindwell, Greetland [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were James Wadsworth [b 1826] (labourer) & William Taylor [b 1826] (plasterer).

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed Alice Peel [b 1781] (parish relief).


Alice was possibly the widow of
John Peel
 

James died 26th May 1852 (aged 76).

Betty died 31st July 1858 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K1C]

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-2486
[18??-1861] A weaver living at Smith's Buildings, Range Bank. He was also known for travelling around the district as a hawker of cockles and mussels.

He was married twice. His first wife died when she fell from the chamber into a lower room at their home in Ann Street. Some time previous to that, his son had drowned whilst they were bathing at Salterhebble.

On Tuesday, 26th November 1861, his body was found hanging by a chain from the roof of a stable which he occupied near North Bridge. It seems that during the previous week, he had soiled his clothes in the stable, and with the result that he spoiled a piece of cloth which he was working on. This lost him his job as a weaver. This, and the several events, preyed on his mind such that he attempted to cut his throat with a razor, but his daughter stopped him. He then went on to hang himself

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-2157
[1825-1903] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

He was a manager (cotton spinning) [1871] / landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms, Rishworth [1881] / landlord of the Cunning Corner, Rishworth [1891].

On 1st January 1848, he married Jane Johnson [1828-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Joseph [1854-1931] who was a cotton operative [1871], a licensed victualler [1903]
  3. Samuel [1859-1889] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  4. Johnson [1861-1909] who was a cotton operative [1871], a mill manager [1903]
  5. James [1863-1864]

The family lived at 71 Lee Crescent, Ripponden [1903]

James died 8th April 1903.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,891 5/-.

Probate was granted to sons Thomas, Joseph, and Johnson.

Jane died in Oldham in 1914 (aged 86).

She was buried at Rishworth [14th January 1914]

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-42
[1833-1916] Son of Ann & George Wadsworth, a cardmaker.

Born in the Stannary area of Halifax. [October 1833].

His father died a few years later.

James had a 7-year apprenticeship with Sam Blagborough, master draper Crown Street, Halifax. James established business as a furrier [1857].

James was a master linen draper employing 3 men & 3 boys [1871] / a linen draper employing 4 assistants & 1 boy [1871] / a linen draper [1881] / a silk mercer & furrier [1891] / a fur & skin merchant [1901] / a furrier (employer) [1911] / a member of Square Congregational Church, Halifax / a member of the Halifax Drapers' & Hosiers' Association / a member of the Halifax Boot & Shoe Trades Association / described as the oldest tradesman in Halifax [1916].

In [Q2] 1857, he married Sarah Maria Priestley [1833-1???].

Children:

  1. George Priestley

The family lived at

  • 58 Northgate, Halifax (with 4 draper's assistants) [1861]
  • Heath Villas, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 27 Milton Place, Halifax 1891, 1901]
  • Savile Grange, Queens Gate [1907, 1911]

    In 1907, it was said that James used to ride from Savile Grange to work in Halifax, on a grey horse

James was a widower by 1901.

He died at Savile Grange [27th July 1916] (aged 83).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 489] [31st July 1916].

His photograph appears with an obituary in the Halifax Courier [5th August 1916]

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-65
[1838-1???] Son of Edmund Wadsworth.

He was a carder of Heptonstall [1859] / a cotton carder [1861] / a cotton scutch tenter [1871] / a smallware shopkeeper [1881] / a confectioner [1891].

On 26th June 1859, he married Sarah Ann Helliwell [1839-1???].


Sarah Ann, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of Joseph Helliwell, carder
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1864]
  2. John [b 1868] who was a a cutter-out [1891]
  3. Edmund [1870-2nd November 1871]
  4. William [b 1874] who was a a confectioner's assistant [1891]
  5. Sarah [b 1877] who was a a tailor's machinist [1891]

The family lived at

  • Coalyard, Erringden [1861]
  • Sunny Bank, Heptonstall [1871]
  • Calder Bank, Erringden. (Lower Side) [1881]
  • Cambridge Street, Erringden [1891]

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-2400
[1845-1870] In 1867, he married Emma Tasker in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Annie [b 1870]

James died 25th January 1870.

He and other members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2404]

Wadsworth, JamesRef 103-2605
[1849-1930] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He was a half-time worker at John Holdsworth & Company Limited [at the age of 7] / a full-time joiner for the firm [at the age of 12] / a joiner/cabinet maker / as undertaker / connected with Southowram Wesleyan Chapel.

In 1875, he established James Wadsworth & Sons.

In 1873, he married Sarah Ann Clayton from Southowram.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Edith [1876-1952] who married [1913] Herbert Fawcett in 1913
  3. Mona [1879-1967] who married [1907] Francis Arnold Smith
  4. John Evelyn [b 1888]

The family lived at

He was buried at Wesleyan Chapel, Southowram

Wadsworth, James WillieRef 103-18
[1893-1916] Son of Charles William Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He moved to Lincolnshire to work on a farm for 2 years.

On 4th December 1912, he sailed from London to Fremantle, Western Australia, aboard the Australind.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Private with the 51st Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He saw action in Egypt and in the Dardanelles, where he was wounded.

He was with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

He died of haemorrhage after his leg was amputated on account of a gunshot wound to the knee on the Somme [1st September 1916] (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th September 1916].

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref X B 1A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Wadsworth, JeremiahRef 103-2361
[1817-1898] Son of Joseph Wadsworth.

He was apprenticed to a local blacksmith near the New Inn, Ripponden / a blacksmith [1851] / a blacksmith employing 2 boys [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891]

Established Jeremiah Wadsworth & Sons Limited.

In 1837, he married Ann Woffenden/Wolfenden [1818-19??] in Rishworth.

Children:

  1. Sally [b 1842]
  2. Sam [b 1844]
  3. Mary [b 1847]
  4. Miles
  5. Martha Ann [b 1852]

His sons all became engineers and draughtsmen.

The family lived at

  • Booth Wood, Rishworth, Ripponden [1841]
  • Wood Nook, Ripponden [1851, 1861]
  • 1 Vine Terrace, Soyland, Ripponden [1871, 1881, 1891]

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-976
[1645-1715] Of Holdsworth House. He married Deborah [d 1697].

Children:

  1. Mary who died young
  2. Martha who died young
  3. Deborah who died young
  4. Henry
  5. Elizabeth [16??-1733] who married Rev Daniel Bentley
  6. Susannah

A doorway at Holdsworth House Farm is dated W ID 1693 for the couple.

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel atHalifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Wadsworth, Rev JohnRef 103-56
[1720-1782] BA.

Son of Henry Wadsworth.

He was Vicar of Coley [1768] / Curate at Halifax [1769].

He married Miss Hemingway [1718-1804].


His wife was the sister of Henry Hemingway of Boldshay, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Henry [bapt 1753]
  2. John [bapt 1755-1800]
  3. Samuel [1757-1774]
  4. James [bapt 1758]
  5. Elizabeth [1760] who died in infancy
  6. Elizabeth

The family lived at Holdsworth House.

He gave £25 towards rebuilding Illingworth Church in 1777.

He is mentioned in Graptolite's Stray Notes on Bradshaw.

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel at Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-1332
[1797-1864] Eldest Son of Rev Joseph Wadsworth.

Baptised at Ripponden [21st May 1797].

In 1818, he and Joseph Norcliffe started a Sunday School at Parrack Nook. They taught the children in a room next to that used for services.

He was Superintendent of the Sunday School

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-45
[18??-191?]

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-2627
[1821-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was an excavator [1880] / an excavator/navvy.

In 18??, he married (1) Hannah [1823-1???] from Hipperholme.

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. James
  3. Joe [b 1855]

Hannah died between 1871 and 1881.

In 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Freeman in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Job Freeman and 22 years younger than John
 

Children:

  1. Emily Ann [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Siddal Top, Southowram [1851]
  • Chapel Lane, Southowram [1871 ... 1911]

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-676
[1838-1???] Slater at Halifax.

He married Mary [1839-1???] from Ovenden.

Children:

  1. J. H. [b 1859]
  2. Isaac [b 1863]
  3. John [b 1863]
  4. Wright [b 1867]
  5. Mary H. [b 1869]

His sons became slaters and plasterers.

The family lived at

  • 55 King Cross Road, Halifax [1871]
  • Elizabeth Street, Elland [1881]

In July 1881, he was declared bankrupt

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-3260
[1838-1922] Son of Unknown (no father's name on marriage record).

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cloth miller [1857, 1861, 1871] / a worsted fuller & a local preacher [1881] / a cloth miller [1891] / a foreman fuller [1900] / elected to Sowerby District Council [1900] / a cloth miller [1901] / a retired blanket fuller [1911].

He worked for the Methodist New Connexion School, Boulderclough, where he was a teacher of the Young Men's class [for many years] / superintendent [from 1907] In 1907, he was presented with a writing desk by the young men in appreciation of his services at the School.

On 10th April 1857, he married Lydia Haigh [1839-1916] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lydia was the daughter of John Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1859] who was a woollen piecener [1871], a mechanic [1881], a fitter iron trade [1891]
  2. Wright [b 1864] who was a clerk [1881]
  3. Walter [b 1868] who was a woollen piecer [1881], a clogger & music teacher [1891], a clogger [1922]
  4. Albert [b 1872] who was a clogger [1891]
  5. Malinda [b 1874] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  6. Miriam [b 1879] who was a cloth weaver (woollen) [1891, 1901]
  7. Milton [b 1884] who was a belt stitcher [1901] who married [1907] Harriet Hanson

In 1861, John, Lydia and son Henry were living at 1 Upper Stone, Sowerby with Lydia's parents.

The family lived at

  • Hey End, Sowerby [1871]
  • Clough, Sowerby [1881]
  • Boulderclough, Luddenden Foot, Sowerby [1891]
  • Glen View, Sowerby [1900, 1901, 1911]

Lydia died in 1916.

John died 25th October 1922.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £298. Probate was granted to son Walter and Thomas Henry Barrett (road foreman) 

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-35
[1841-1915] He was a Liberal / a member of Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden & School / surveyor for Soyland Council / nuisance inspector for Soyland Council.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. son

The family lived at 55 Rochdale Road, Ripponden.

He died 29th April 1915 (aged 74).

He was buried at Rishworth Independent Church

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-2437
[1842-1900] Senior partner in G. Wadsworth & Son

They lived at South Grove, Lister Lane, Halifax [1900].

He left an estate of £17,767 [gross] and £6457 [net]. He left his furniture and household effects to his wife, and the rest in trust to pay her income during her widowhood. In the event of her remarrying, she was to receive one half of the income for the rest of her life, with the remainder to be in trust in equal shares for all of his children

Wadsworth, JohnRef 103-22
[1864-19??] Son of William Wadsworth, joiner.

Born in Warley.

He was a labourer of Cliffe, Warley [1887] / a flour miller [1891] / a corn miller [1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Ann Brearley [1867-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Causeway Head, Warley, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of John Albert Brearley, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred Ernest / Ernest [b 1887] who was a maker up cotton [1901], an iron planer [1911]
  2. Arnold [b 1890] who was an iron turner [1911]
  3. Albert [b 1892] who was a cotton twiner [1911]
  4. Harry

The family lived at

  • 15 Causeway Head, Warley [1891]
  • 9 Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 9 Causeway Steps, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Sons Albert & Harry served in World War I. Harry died in the conflict

Wadsworth, John HenryRef 103-2398
[1850-1877] Son of Matthew Henry Wadsworth.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an architect and surveyor.

He inherited the Holdsworth estate from his father.

In 1878, he sold the White Swan, Holmfield to Webster's.

On 28th July 1870, he married Annie Eliza Hodgson [1849-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Henry Hodgson
  2. Milford Ayrton [1873-1944] who died in Kensington, London

The family lived at Holdsworth House.

In 1881, the 2 boys were boarders at Edleston's School.

It is said that John Henry ran up considerable debts.

John Henry died at Holdsworth House [4th November 1877].

He was buried at Illingworth Church [8th November 1877]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100. Probate was granted to Robert Eastburn of Blackroyd Farm, Ovenden (stuff finisher).

After his death, the family moved to Surrey.

Annie Eliza died in Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

She was buried at Illingworth Church [26th October 1895]

Wadsworth, John HolroydRef 103-14
[1891-1917] Son of Walter Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland [6th February 1891].

He was

  • a twister (cotton) [1911]
  • a member of the orchestra of Todmorden Musical Society
  • a member of the orchestra of Knowlwood School
  • a violinist at Todmorden Olympia [for 2¾ years]
  • a violinist in the pit orchestra of Blackpool Hippodrome [1915]

During World War I, he enlisted as a violinist, and served as a Private in the Drum & Fife band / Lewis gunner with the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He was killed whilst carrying rations to the men in the trenches [7th February 1917] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd March 1917].

He was buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France [Special Mem 24].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden

Wadsworth, John WilliamRef 103-67
[1864-1892] Son of Thomas Wadsworth, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher of Norland [1888] / a woollen cloth finisher [1891].

In 1888, he married Ellen Ogden [1863-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Luddenden, the daughter of John Ogden, engine tenter.

She was a grocer's shopkeeper [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Thomas

The family lived at

  • 8 Halifax Lane, Luddenden, Warley [1891]
  • 16 Montague Street, Sowerby New Road [with Ellen's brother Sam Ogden 1901]
  • 33 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

John William died in 1892 (aged 28).

Living with them [in 1911] was Ellen's sister Sarah Ogden [b 1860] (worsted reeler) 

Wadsworth, Rev JosephRef 103-1333
[17??-18??] Of Rishworth. He served at Clitheroe, Lancashire.

In 1823, he preached at the anniversary of the Sunday School at Parrack Nook. He made frequent visits to preach at the Chapel.

He married Martha.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Richard [bapt 1797]
  3. William [bapt 1803]
  4. David [1805-1898]
  5. Peter [bapt 1808]
  6. Nathan [bapt 1811]
  7. son
  8. son
  9. son
  10. son

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-2363
[17??-18??] Son of Joseph Wadsworth.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. George [bapt 1815]
  2. Jeremiah
  3. Samuel [bapt 1820]
  4. Amos [bapt 1822]
  5. John
  6. David
  7. Peter
  8. Nathan
  9. son
  10. son

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-2362
[17??-1806] Yeoman farmer in Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-30
[1787-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-59
[1793-1887] (Possibly) son of Edmund Wadsworth.

Born in Wadsworth [7th January 1793].

He was a weaver [1817] / a farmer of 14 acres [1851] / a farmer of 12 acres [1861] / a farmer of 15 acres [1871].

On 29th September 1817, he married Charlotte Greenwood [17??-1873].


Charlotte came from Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1829]

The family lived at Lower Mansfield House [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Joseph Wadsworth [b  1855] (farm servant).

Charlotte was buried at Heptonstall [1st May 1873].

Joseph was buried 27th March 1876 (aged 82) 

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-1389
[18??-18??] Halifax organist. He published a Selection of Psalms and Hymn Tunes [1852]

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-17
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the Grenadier Guards.

He died in the conflict.

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

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-2293
[1815-1891] Son of Abel Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1841] / a professor of music [1851] / a teacher of music and tailor [1861] / a teacher of music, organist and tailor [1871] / a professor of music [1881].

In 1854, he married Mary Ross [1825-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Helen Elizabeth [b 1857] who was an assistant tailor [1871]
  2. Joseph who died in infancy
  3. twins Margaret Ross who was a dressmaker [1881], & married Herbert S. Furness
  4. Annie Ross [1859-17th May 1877] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • 39 Hume Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 16 Carlton Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 33 Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 16 Milton Street, Halifax [with their son-in-law Herbert Furness 1891]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3154] with Ann Beale Ross [1819-2nd August 1876] & two infant Furness grandchildren

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-54
[1816-1885] Of Brandy-hole, Greetland.

He married Sarah [1790-1829].

Sarah died 17th June 1829 (aged 39).

Joseph died 22nd December 1885 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C14]

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-1
[1818-1886] Son of Benjamin Wadsworth, waterman.

Born in Warley.

He was a blacksmith [1844] / a waterman [1851, 1861] / a boatman [1871] / a boatman barge lighterman [1881].

In 1844, he married Patience Booth [1819-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Patience was the daughter of John Booth, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [1851] who died in infancy
  2. Alice [b 1852] who was a cotton reeler [1871, 1881, 1891]
  3. Benjamin [b 1855]
  4. Sarah Hannah [bapt 1856] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  5. Rachel Maria [b 1858] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  6. John [b 1860]
  7. Mary Elizabeth [1864-1???] who was a cotton reeler [1881, 1891] & married John Jennings

The family lived at

  • Smith Buildings, 16 Wharf Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 16 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Turk's Head, Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 5 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was grandson John H Wadsworth [aged 6 months].

Living with the widowed Patience [in 1891] were granddaughter Amy Marsh [aged 8], and boarder John Jennings

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-2125
[1839-19??] Born in Norland/Sowerby.

He was ag.lab [1861] / a bread baker [1871, 1881] / landlord at the Grove, Rastrick [1898, 1901]

He married Elizabeth [1840-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [b 1858] who married Frederick Holmes
  2. Selina [b 1865]

In 1891, David Robertshaw [1869-1???] of Shipley, a baker's assistant, was living with the family and listed as adopted son.

The family lived at

  • Boy Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • Hey's Terrace, Ovenden [1871]
  • 26 Sutcliffe Street, Ovenden [1881, 1891]
  • the Grove, Rastrick [1901]
  • 101 Shroggs Road, Wheatley [1911]

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-2036
[1844-1???] In December 1859, he was charged with
feloniously placing 2 stones on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Elland on 27th July 1859, with intent to endanger the lives of persons travelling thereon

Ann Buckley, gatekeeper at the level crossing, saw Wadsworth place something on the line which she later found to be 2 flat stones. She alerted the stationmaster, Mr Hepworth. At the assizes, the defence questioned whether the boy would have done this within the sight of the gatekeeper's cottage, and the case rested solely on Mrs Buckley's unsupported testimony. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-46
[1890-1918] Son of William Henry Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at St Thomas's Church, Claremount [1890].

He was a member of St Barnabas's Church, Halifax / a labourer at brickworks [1911] / employed by Davis, Gordon & Company / a Territorial.

In [Q4] 1909, he married Annie Highley Mcguinness in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clifford [b 1911]
  2. Eric M. [b 1915]
  3. Sarah A. [b 1918]
  4. child

The family lived at

  • 27 Horne Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 10 Clive Street, New Bank, Halifax

Living with them [in 1911] was Joseph's brother Bradley Wadsworth [b 1896].

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

He was killed in an attack on Iwuy Ridge, La Selle River [11th October 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th November 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brothers also served in the War. In 1918,

  • Frank was gassed and hospitalised in France
  • Fred was stationed in a home camp
  • Bradley was serving in France

Wadsworth, JosephRef 103-38
[1916-1941] He was educated at Rishworth National School / employed at Scarborough Mills, Halifax.

He married Queenie May.

They lived at Booth Wood, Rishworth.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died at Rastrick [5th December 1941] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Wadsworth, MaryRef 103-962
[17??-1???] She established Mary Wadsworth's Charity.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Wadsworth, MatthewRef 103-6820
[17??-1???] Soldier.

He married Susey [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. Ann

Wadsworth, MatthewRef 103-31
[1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wadsworth, Matthew HenryRef 103-2

Wadsworth, MilesRef 103-1051
[1849-1924] Son of Jeremiah Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a striker for a smith [1861] / a blacksmith [1871, 1881] / an engineer / an inventor / Managing Directory of Jerry Wadsworth & Sons Limited / a Director of the Ryburn Mill Company

In 1872, he married Hannah Greenwood [1850-1???] from Rishworth, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1875]
  2. Mary [b 1878]
  3. Lawrence [b 1880]
  4. Harry [b 1882]
  5. Louis [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 2 Vine Terrace, Soyland, Ripponden [1881, 1891]
  • 230 Oldham Road, Soyland [1901]
  • 228 View Terrace, Ripponden [1911]
  • Oak Bank, Ripponden

Wadsworth, PercyRef 103-39
[1892-1918] Son of Albert Horace Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1892].

He was a member of St Jude's Church, Savile Park / educated at Haugh Shaw Board School (where he won scholarships at Halifax Higher Board School), Halifax Secondary School [1901] & Halifax Tech [1911]  / an apprentice at Campbell's & Asquith's / employed by Vickers in Sheffield.

On 14th January 1918, he married Ethel Holden at Halifax Parish Church.


Ethel was the youngest daughter of Edwin Holden of 14 Carlton House Terrace, Halifax
 

They lived at

  • 15 Craven Terrace, Halifax
  • Carlton House Terrace, Halifax [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted as a Private [September 1914], and then served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was wounded [17th February 1916]. He was twice mentioned in dispatches [4th October 1917, 31st October 1917].

He was killed in action [22nd March 1918] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [13th April 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 27 & 28], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Wadsworth, PeterRef 103-7480
[1809-1881] He was a stone mason [1841] / a stone mason employing 10 men & farmer of 20 acres [1851] / a stone mason & farmer of 19 acres [1861] / a stone mason [1871]

In 1834?, he married (1) Sarah Greenwood [1810-1851] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1835]
  2. Joseph [b 1837] who was a stone mason [1851]
  3. John [b 1839]
  4. Thomas [b 1841] who was a cotton piecer [1851], a stone mason [1861]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1844] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  6. Lewis [b 1847] who was an agricultural labourer [1861]

Sally died in 1851.

In 1853, he married (2) Betty Beverley [1826-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1857] who was a farm servant [1871], a housekeeper [1881]
  2. Elijah
  3. Fred [b 1861] who was a factory operative [1871], a stone mason [1881]
  4. Ben [b 1863] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  5. Ellen [b 1867] who was a cotton reeler [1881]

The family lived at

  • Cockcroft, Rishworth [1841, 1851, 1861]
  • Far Cockcroft, Rishworth [1871, 1881]

Peter died in [Q1] 1881.

In the 1881 census, daughter Hannah was head of the household

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-1421
[1???-15??] Of Wadsworth.

The Yorkshire Star Chamber Proceedings [YAS Record Series Vol. 51, No. XI. Bundle xxii, no. 220] record that

... Richard Waddesworth of Waddesworth and his predecessors had held a stall or seat in Heptonstall Church for some time ... [but] ... on 12th October 1530, 13 people led by James Stannesfeld of Stannesfeld with force and in a riotous manner did hewe, brak and pullyd up the said stalle and sete.

Some of the offenders were named as Thomas Stannesfeld, William Stannesfeld, Adam Stannesfeld, Randolff Newhall, Edmund Cley, and Robert Ferror of Heptonstall

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-2692
[1???-1753] Son of Martha & John Wadsworth.

He was a schoolmaster at Rishworth.

In 1741, he signed a lease for Rawtonstall from the Saviles for which he had inherited tenant rights.

In 1743, he is described as Gentleman in a deed in which he was assigned NarCockcroft in Rishworth by John Fielden of Inchfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

He lived at Upper Goat House, Rishworth [1740].

He died in 1753 leaving property which included Cage in Heptonstall, Pepper Hill, Midgley, and Box House, Midgley

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-2693
[17??-17??] Son of Richard Wadsworth.

He was educated at St John's College / ordained in 1747

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-1312
[1???-1???] Of Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace
  2. William
  3. child
  4. child
  5. Edmund

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-11
[1815-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a farmer of Heptonstall [1835] / a labourer [1841] / a farmer of 39 acres [1851] / a farmer of 32 acres [1861].

On 19th October 1835, he married Mary Whitham at St Peter's Church, Burnley.


Mary was born in Cliviger
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [bapt 25th October 1836] who married Hitchen Lord
  2. Grace [b 2nd June 1837]
  3. Betty [bapt 17th April 1838-1890] William Crabtree
  4. John [buried 22nd March 1840] in his first year
  5. Edmund
  6. Mary [bapt 18th April 1843]
  7. William [bapt 29th June 1845]
  8. John [buried 6th February 1846] in his first year
  9. Hannah [b 18th August 1847] who married Richard Crabtree
  10. Ellen [b 1855] who married Samuel Stansfield
  11. Richard [b 1856]

The family lived at

  • Green House, Rawtonstall [living with Edmund Wadsworth [b 1771] (farmer) 1841]
  • Rawtonstall, Stansfield [1851, 1861]
  • Stansfield [1871]
  • Rawtonstall [1872]

Mary died in 1872 (aged 60).

She was buried at Heptonstall Church

In 1881, Richard was living at Rawtonstall, Stansfield, with his son Edmund & family

In 1891, Richard was living (on own means) at Higher Laithe, Stansfield, with daughter Sarah, her husband Hitchen Lord & family

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-71
[1825-1873] Son of Edmund Wadsworth.

Born 25th November 1825.

He was a weaver of Mansfield House, Wadsworth [1851] / a cotton hand loom weaver [1861] / a cotton weaver [1871].

On 16th November 1851, he married Sarah Shackleton [1827-1872].


Sarah, a weaver of Shackleton, Wadsworth, was the daughter of John Shackleton, weaver.

She had a son Joseph Shackleton [b 1849]; father unknown.

Joseph was a warp dresser [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Dyson
  2. Richard [b 5th December 1863]
  3. Edmund who was buried 9th August 1865 (aged 1) 

The family lived at Lower Mansfield House, Wadsworth [1861, 1871].

Sarah died June 1872 (aged 45).

She was buried at Heptonstall Church [21st June 1872].

Richard died 9th February 1873 (aged 47).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £200.

Administration was granted to son Dyson

Wadsworth, RichardRef 103-76
[1849-1875] Son of Robert Wadsworth.

He was a weaver of Heptonstall [1869] / a weaver [1871].

On 27th March 1869, he married Grace Lumb [1849-1???].


Grace was a weaver of Heptonstall.

No father was shown on the marriage record.

She was a greengrocer [1881] / a shopkeeper [1891, 1901]

 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary Hannah [b 15th July 1869]
  3. James [b 24th December 1870]
  4. Grace who was buried 30th October 1871
  5. Ada [b 8th April 1872]
  6. Sarah Grace [b 10th June 1874]

The family lived at

  • Great Wall, Main Street, Heptonstall [1871]
  • 17 Main Street, Heptonstall [1881, 1891]
  • Town Gate, Main Street, Heptonstall [1901]
  • Main Street, Heptonstall [1911]

Richard died in 1875 (aged 26) 

Wadsworth, RobertRef 103-60
[1810-1859] Son of Sally Wadsworth and Thomas Sunderland.

Born in Heptonstall [28th January 1810].

He was a weaver of Heptonstall [1833] / a worsted weaver [1841] / a woollen hand loom weaver [1851].

On 5th August 1833, he married Catherine Crabtree [1811-1???].

Children:

  1. James [1836] who died in infancy
  2. Robert [15th September 1838-February 1839]
  3. Sarah [b 1839]
  4. Grace [b 1840]
  5. Robert [b 1846]
  6. Thomas [b 1848]
  7. Richard

The family lived at Heptonstall [1851].

Living with them [in 1841] were Joseph Sunderland [b 1816], Elizabeth Sunderland [b 1818], Sarah Sunderland [b 1819], and Maria Sunderland [b 1824].

Living with them [in 1851] were brother Thomas Sunderland [b  1823] & sister Maria Sunderland [b 1825].

On 17th August 1859, Robert (aged 49) was accidentally killed at Hanging Royd Mill

Wadsworth, RobertRef 103-68
[1821-1873] He was a bread baker [1841 & later] / a retired publican [according to his gravestone].

On 19th August 1839, he married (1) Nancy Birtwhistle [182?-1847].


Nancy was the daughter of Ellen & Francis Birtwhistle, carpenter.

Nancy's birthdate is uncertain: she was said to be 13 years old when she married Robert [which give of DOB of 1826]; the 1841 census shows her as being 15 years old; records show that she was baptised on 30th December 1821

 

Children:

  1. Francis [b 1840]

Nancy died Q1 1847.

On 27th September 1847, Robert married (2) Sarah Widdop [1819-1892].

The family lived at Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1841].

At some point, Robert must have gone to America.

On 1st March 1873, when he was reported to be preparing to return to America, Robert committed suicide by shooting himself in the face with a revolver and died instantly.

Sarah died 27th August 1892 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3142] with William Henry Wadsworth [1846-1878]

Wadsworth, RobertRef 103-2778
[1852-1922] Son of Henry Wadsworth.

Partner in Henry Wadsworth & Son

Wadsworth, Robert ofRef 103-1939
[13??-13??] A merchant living in Stansfield. Recorded in 1379,, when he paid 1/- tax whilst most of the other 42 taxpayers in Stansfield paid 4d

Wadsworth, SamRef 103-2215
[1900-1918] Son of Harry Wadsworth.

He lived with his parents at 59 Steep Bank Side, Southowram Bank.

He was a member of the Halifax Boys Brigade / a member of Sion Branch Congregational Church, Bank Top.

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

He was wounded, and died at Shelf Sanatorium [7th March 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2404] [Tuesday 12th March 1918].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

Wadsworth, SamuelRef 103-41
[17??-18??]

In 1798, he married Mary Hamer [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Samuel

Wadsworth, SamuelRef 103-5001
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Wadsworth, SamuelRef 103-2167
[1803-1877] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland

He was a fancy weaver [1851].

On 1st March 1824, he married Ellen (Eleanor) Hey [1804-1879] at Elland Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Joseph [1826-1833]
  3. Thomas [1828-1906] who was a cotton twister [1891]
  4. Frances / Fanny [1830-1831] who died aged 9 months
  5. Grace [1832-1883] who was a fancy weaver [1891] and never married
  6. David [1835-1889] who was a cotton mule piecer [1891]
  7. Christopher
  8. Sophia [1839-1909] who was a fancy weaver [1891] and married John Hirst
  9. Dan / Daniel [1841-1871] who was a bobbin winder [1891]
  10. Younger [1843-1873] who was an errand boy [1891] and married Rachel Elizabeth Barrett
  11. Ann [1845-1921]
  12. Henry
  13. Jane [1851-1901]

Samuel died 25th May 1977 (aged 74).

Ellen died 11th March 1879 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head

Wadsworth, SykesRef 103-2408
[1881-1???] Son of William Wadsworth.

Born in Elland.

He was a cab driver [1901] / a van man [1911]

In 1908, he married Ruth Standeven [1883-19??] from Greetland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Vera [b 1910]

The family lived at 8 Plains Lane, Elland [with his parents 1911]

Wadsworth, ThomasRef 103-48
[1814-1896] Born in Greetland.

He was a plasterer & painter [1851] / a painter [1871].

In [Q4] 1840, he married Fanny Bates [1814-1899] in Halifax.


Fanny was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1839-9th May 1840] who died aged 9 months
  2. Emma [1841-4th June 1843]
  3. Naomi [b 1842] who was a worsted twister [1851]
  4. Ruth [b 1845]
  5. John [1847-5th December 1849] who died aged 1 year and 10 months
  6. Lydia [b 1847]
  7. William [1849-10th May 1863] who died aged 13 years and 8 months
  8. Bates [b 1852] who was a painter [1871]
  9. Dan [b 1854] who was a painter [1871]
  10. Abraham who died April 29th 1855 (aged 3 months) 
  11. Israel who died April 26th 1855 (aged 3 months) 
  12. Fred [1856-1/11/1862] who died aged 6 years and 3 months
  13. Hannah [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Halifax [1851]
  • Field House, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was William Priestley [b 1834] (apprentice plasterer & painter).

Thomas died 11th May 1896 (aged 82).

Fanny died 20th August 1899 (aged 85).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: P2]

Wadsworth, ThomasRef 103-2402
[1831-1902] Son of Abel Wadsworth, and cousin of Abel Dean.

Born in Halifax [24th February 1831].

He was organist at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [1842] / organist at Square Chapel, Halifax / organist at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a solicitor, writing clerk & insurance agent [1851] / County Court clerk [1891].

In 1890, he conducted the last Piece Hall Sing

He married Mary Ellen [1836-1906].


Mary was born in Halifax [29th December 1836]
 

Children:

  1. Dora E. [b 1854]
  2. Thirza S. [b 1857]
  3. Emily Catherine [b 1862]
  4. Francis Russell [1867-1876]

The family lived at

  • Gladstone Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 3 Coleridge Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Fern Bank, Savile Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 56 Free School Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • Heath Crescent, Halifax [1902]

Living with them [in 1891] was cousin Jane Dean [b 1819] and visitor William B. Brook [b 1868] (chemist & druggist assistant).

Thomas died 23rd November 1902.

Mary Ellen died 13th August 1906.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2166]

Wadsworth, ThomasRef 103-36
[1852-1912] Son of James Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Rose & Crown, Cheapside / licensed victualler at the Pine Apple, Halifax [1891, 1901] / landlord of the White Horse Inn, Hebden Bridge [1905-1909].

In [Q3] 1872, he married (1) Mary Ellen White [1853-1882] in Manchester.

On 16th November 1882, he married (2) Annie Mary Oxley [1857-1929] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1884]
  2. Harry [b 1885] who was an apprentice electrical engineer [1901], an electrical engineer [1912]
  3. Frederick Oxley [b 1886] who was a wire manufacturer's clerk [1901], a hosier [1912]
  4. Florence Annie [b 1888]
  5. Hettie [b 1890]
  6. Gertrude [b 1895]

The family lived at 31 Clapton Avenue, Halifax [1912].

Thomas died 3rd March 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,474 16/- [Resworn £1,555 17/-].

Probate was granted to his widow Annie Mary and sons Harry & Frederick Oxley

Wadsworth, ThomasRef 103-32
[1890-1918] Son of John William Wadsworth.

Born in Luddendenfoot [4th April 1890].

He was a member of St George's Church, Sowerby / a woollen blanket finisher [1911] / chauffeur to Walter Garnett of Grafton House, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1912, he married Gertrude Brayshaw in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1912]
  2. Hilda [b 1914]

They lived at 3 Mearclough Cottage, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [4th February 1916], and served as a Private with the 46th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died of wounds in No.22 Casualty Clearing Station, France [1st August 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [17th August 1918].

He was buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III A 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Saint James's United Methodist Free Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, Thomas deRef 103-74
[12??-13??] Thomas the Clerk de Wadsworth is recorded at Heptonstall [1301, 1330]

Wadsworth, Thomas HenryRef 103-33
[1858-1910] Son of Mr Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He married Mary Hannah Smith [1850-1927].

They had no children.

They brought up their nephew Arthur Wadsworth

They lived at Elland

Wadsworth, Thomas HolroydRef 103-8
[1876-1930] Born in Barkisland.

He was landlord of the Hawk, Barkisland [1908-1914] / innkeeper of the Fleece, Ripponden [1914-1927].

On 2nd June 1900, he married Annie Smith [1876-1959] at Christ Church, Barkisland.


Annie was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Norman [1903-1979]
  3. Amy [b 1907]
  4. Jack

Thomas Holroyd, Annie & Jack were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 782]

Wadsworth, Thomas W.Ref 103-2602
[1???-19??] Underclothing manufacturer. He was at 13 Prescott Street, Halifax [1936]

Wadsworth, TimothyRef 103-620
[1???-16??] Clothier.

He lived at Brearley Old Hall, Luddendenfoot.

He married Sibyll Ramsden.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Timothy

On 1st October 1658, Timothy Wadsworth and Sibbell, his wife, surrendered Shaw Booth to John, son of Samuel Colbeck of Warley

Wadsworth, TimothyRef 103-762
[1646-1697] Younger son of Timothy Wadsworth. Rastrick attorney [1672]. In 1684, he built the stone bridge at County Bridge, Mytholmroyd.

He married Elizabeth [d 1704].

Children:

  1. Mary [1668-1703] who married John Garnett from Gilstead, Bingley
  2. Susanna [1672-1680]
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Everelda
  5. Anne

The family lived at Brearley Old Hall, Luddendenfoot

Wadsworth, TimothyRef 103-764
[1668-1722] Of Ovenden. He was buried at Luddenden

Wadsworth, WalkerRef 103-64
[1854-19??] Son of Edmund Wadsworth.

Born 22nd March 1854.

He was a cotton weaver [1891] / a farmer [1901].

He married Betty [1855-1???].

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1882]
  2. John Henry [b 1844]
  3. Ernest [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • Hollins, Heptonstall [1891]
  • Hirst Farm, Wadsworth [1901]

Wadsworth, WalterRef 103-20
[1868-19??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a foreman plate moulder [1911].

On 13th May 1889, he married Eliza Holroyd at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza was born in Barkisland, the daughter of
Uriah Holroyd
 

Children:

  1. Florence [1889-1963] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. John Holroyd

The family lived at 3 West Street, Todmorden [1911].

Son John Holroyd died in World War I.

In 1926, Walter, Eliza & Florence emigrated to the USA

Wadsworth, WilliamRef 103-2209
[17??-17??] Of King's Farm, Hebden Bridge. In 1776, he complained about having the water to his premises cut off by William Cockcroft.

The case was heard at the York Assizes. A number of older people testified that the tenant of King's Farm had the right to the water except in the hay season, and that the water could be diverted at hay time, but it was customary for the occupiers of the White Lion to give gifts, including

a quart of ale and a plate of gooseberries

to speed up the harvest

Wadsworth, WilliamRef 103-1521
[1838-1924] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1861] / a greengrocer [1871, 1881] / a cab proprietor [1891] / a cab and carriage proprietor, carting agent and furniture remover at Bridge End Livery Stables, Elland [1905]

In 1859, he married Hannah Sykes [1838-1???] from Elland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John W [b 1859]
  2. Frances Ann [b 1861]
  3. Frederic [b 1864] who was a railway porter [1891]
  4. Thomas [b 1866]
  5. James [b 1869] who was an assistant cab proprietor [1891]
  6. Joe [b 1872] who was a cab driver [1891, 1901]
  7. Albert Edward [b 1873]
  8. Hannah Mary [b 1876]
  9. Sykes

The family lived at

  • 34 New Street, Elland [1861, 1871]
  • 2 Bankbottom, Elland [1881, 1891]
  • Bridge End, Elland [1901]
  • 8 Plains Lane, Elland [1911]

Wadsworth, William HenryRef 103-10
[1846-1878] Son of Margaret & Thomas Wadsworth.

He was a mason

He lived in Bradford.

He died 6th August 1878 (aged 32).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3142] with Robert Wadsworth, Mary Ann Wadsworth who died 21st November 1853 (aged 19, months), Elizabeth Wadsworth [1783-30th December 1856], and Unknown who died June 1856

Wadsworth, William HenryRef 103-9
[1851-1930] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton spinner [1883].

In 1883, he married Betty Hollas in Elland.


Betty was the daughter of
Henry Hollas
 

They had no children.

Betty was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [5th March 1902]

Wadsworth, William HenryRef 103-73
[1853-1901] Born in Skircoat.

He was a wire drawer [1874] / landlord of the Royal Oak, King Cross [1891, 1901].

In 1874, he married Lydia Ann Lever [1851-1926].


Lydia was born in Skircoat
 

The couple had no children.

William died at the Royal Oak [22nd July 1901]

Lydia died in Halifax in 1926

Wadsworth, William HenryRef 103-69
[1864-1???] Son of Joseph Wadsworth, wool dresser.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bobbin turner of 7 Japan Street, Lee Mount [1884] / a plaster's labourer [1891].

In 1884, he married Cordelia Daveney [1863-1???] at St George's Church, Lee Mount.


Cordelia, of 7 Japan Street, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Charles Richmond Daveney, spindle maker / schoolmaster
 

Children:

  1. Joseph

The family lived at 2 Pell Hill, Northowram [1891].

William Henry disappears from the records around 1892.

Cordelia had illegitimate children:

  1. Frank Taylor Wadsworth [b Q3 1894]
  2. Bradley Taylor Wadsworth [b 1896] who was a box lad in carpet printing department [1911]
  3. Fred Taylor Wadsworth [b 31st October 1899]

In 1901, Cordelia was living as man & wife with Joseph Taylor.

In 1908, she married (2) John Edward Melling.

Wadsworth, WillieRef 103-1768
[19??-19??] FBOA, FIO.

Son of George Wadsworth.

From around 1904, he was in charge of the optical business of W. Richardson & Son at North Parade.

In 1919, he also had Wadsworth's Camera Exchange at the same address.

In the 1930s, he bought the practice and moved to Regent Street, Halifax.

In 1949, he sold the practice to George Gutsell

Wadsworth, WrightRef 103-5
[1869-1893] Son of Mr Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a painter & decorator.

On 10th September 1891, he married Mary Alice Murgatroyd [1869-1931]


Mary Alice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Alfred [1893-1972] who served in the Royal Marines [during World War I]

Wright died in 1893.

In 1913, Mary Alice married Robert Wilson [1860-1925] in Halifax.

They lived at Horne Street

Wadsworth, ZachariahRef 103-50
[1787-1876] Of Stansfield.

Son of Edmund Wadsworth.

He was a weaver [1837].

In December 1811, he married Martha Greenwood [1794-1819].


Martha came from Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1812] who married Joseph Whitham
  2. Richard [b 1813]

The family lived at Rawtonstall, Stansfield [1819].

Martha died in 1819 (aged 25).

Zachariah was living with daughter Sarah & her family at

  • Green House, Rawtonstall [1841]
  • Rawtonstall [1851, 1861]
  • Springside, Stansfield [1871]

Zachariah died in 1876 (aged 89).

Martha & he were buried at Heptonstall Church: Martha [29th April 1819]; Zachariah [2nd October 1876]

 

Wadsworth surnameRef 103-4

The Wadsworth familyRef 103-929
Richard de Waddesworth is recorded at Wadsworth in the 14th century.

See Holdsworth House, Holmfield



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