Wheelwright ...



The entries for people & families with the surname Wheelwright 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.


Dyson George Wheelwright [1875-1947]
Edward Lycett Wheelwright [1874-1947]
Frederick Oscar Wheelwright [1893-1953]
George Wheelwright [1829-1900]
Gertrude Emily Wheelwright [1873-1959]
Harry Wheelwright [1856-1935]
Harry Maslen Wheelwright [1890-1918]
Hugh Wheelwright [1878-1908]
J. W. Wheelwright [18??-19??]
Joel Wheelwright [1865-1928]
John Wheelwright [16??-1724]
John Wheelwright [1685-1767]
John Wheelwright [17??-18??]
John Wheelwright [1736-1814]
John Wheelwright [1785-1855]
John Graham Wheelwright [1828-1917]
John Hoyle Wheelwright [1843-1918]
John Roland Hoyle Wheelwright [1872-1948]
John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright [1809-1893]
Michael Wheelwright [16??-16??]
Michael Hoyle Wheelwright [1819-1864] 


Wheelwright, Dyson George
[1875-1947] Known as George.

Son of John Hoyle Wheelwright.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / partner in J. W. Wheelwright & Sons Limited [1907].

On 11th August 1908, he married Ethel Maud Tetley [1883-1976] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Audrey Lycett [b 1921] who married [1954] Alastair G. A. Kissack

The family lived at

He died at Bootham Park, York [8th May 1947].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £50,337 7/3d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ethel Maud and John Michael Hoyle Wheelwright (company secretary) 

Wheelwright, Edward Lycett
[1874-1947] OBE.

Son of John Hoyle Wheelwright.

Born in Soyland.

He was a farmer [1907] / partner in J. W. Wheelwright & Sons Limited [1907].

In 1919, he married Olga Mary Bolton [1896-1985] in Skirlaugh, Yorkshire.

During World War II, he served as a Captain with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

They lived at

  • The White House, Hornsea [1907]
  • The Lodge, Tockwith [1947]

Edward died at The County Hospital, York in 1947.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,259 15/11d.

Administration was granted to his widow Olga Mary Wheelwright and his niece Audrey Lycett Wheelwright.

He and his twin sister, Hilda, were buried at St John the Divine, Rishworth

Wheelwright, Frederick Oscar
[1893-1953] Born in Stainland.

He was a grocer / a grocer at 81-83 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1927].

On 3rd February 1920, he married Edith Ellen Morton [1893-1970] at the Wesleyan Chapel, Stainland.


Edith Ellen was born in Stainland
 

During World War I, he was mobilized into the West Riding Regiment [25th January 1916].

He was wounded in France [October 1916].

He was discharged [25th March 1919] with the rank of Lance Corporal.

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Memorial at Stainland Wesleyan Chapel. They were living at 81-83 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1927].

He retired to Blackpool.

He died in Preston in 1953.

Edith Ellen died in Blackpool in 1970

Wheelwright, George
[1829-1900] Born in Scammonden.

He was a linsey woolsey manufacturer [1881] / a fancy woollen manufacturer at Firth House Mills, Scammonden [1900].

On 19th March 1854, he married (1) Sarah Lumb [1831-1894] at Huddersfield Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Scammonden
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1854-1911]
  2. James [1856-1860] who died aged 4 years & 7 months
  3. Elizabeth [b 1858]
  4. Levi [1860-1912] who was a linsey woolsey manufacturer [1881], a woollen manufacturer [1900]
  5. Ellen [b 1863]
  6. Joel

Sarah died 12th May 1894 (aged 63).

On 11th December 1895, he married (2) Mary Ann Crabtree [1844-1910] at St Bartholomew's, Dean Head.

The family lived at Firth House Mills, Scammonden [1881].

George died 29th March 1900.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,341 12/6d.

Probate was granted to his sons Levi and Joel, and Robinson Lumb (farmer) 

Mary Ann died 21st January 1910 (aged 66).

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

Wheelwright, Gertrude Emily
[1873-1959] Daughter of John Hoyle Wheelwright.

She never married.

She lived at 177 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, Middlesex.

She died at Warham Road, Croydon, Surrey [3rd June 1959].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £9,265 16/5d.

Probate was granted to John Michael Hoyle Wheelwright (industrial adviser) 

Wheelwright, Harry
[1856-1935] Son of Michael Hoyle Wheelwright.

His father died in 1864. Some time after 1871, his mother and the family emigrated to Australia.

In 1884, he married Annie Jane Horner [1848-1939] in Busselton, Western Australia.


Annie Jane was born in Cheetham, Manchester, the daughter of Sarah Ellen Hoyle née Wheelwright & Thomas HornerAnnie Jane and Harry were cousins
 

Children:

  1. Harry Maslen

Wheelwright, Harry Maslen
[1890-1918] Son of Harry Wheelwright.

Born in Goolwa, South Australia [22nd January 1890]; birth registered in Encounter Bay, South Australia.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He died 23rd September 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V E 1].

Wheelwright, Hugh
[1878-1908] Son of John Hoyle Wheelwright.

On 8th January 1902, he married Ada Wilde [1873-1965] at St John the Divine, Lambeth.


Ada was born in Kilburn, Middlesex
 

Children:

  1. Christabel Ada Victoria [1903-1981]
  2. Joyce Edith [1904-2004]
  3. Eugenie Grace [1908-1978]

The daughters never married.

The family lived at

  • 97 Revelstoke Road, Wimbledon [1908]

Hugh died 23rd June 1908.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £410 7/6d.

Administration was granted to his brother John Roland Hoyle Wheelwright. Ada never remarried.

She died in Wembley in 1965

Wheelwright, J. W.
[18??-19??] Built Little Even, Barkisland

Wheelwright, Joel
[1865-1928] Son of George Wheelwright. Born in Scammonden.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1900] / a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1911] / at Firth House Mills, Scammonden [1928].

On 20th September 1888, he married Clara Jane Whiteley [1870-1947] at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head.


Clara Jane was born in Scammonden
 

Children:

  1. James [1889-1944] who was a woollen finisher [1911], a manufacturer [1928]
  2. Edith [1892-1951] who married [Q3 1922] Arthur Tweed

The family lived at Glen View, Berry Mill Lane, Stainland [1911, 1928, 1947].

Joel died 3rd February 1928 (aged 62).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,107 7/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Clara Jane and son James.

Clara Jane died 30th December 1947 (aged 77).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £4,206 15/4d.

Probate was granted to daughter Edith Tweed, John Joel Wheelwright (woollen manufacturer), and Edmund Schofield (solicitor).

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

Wheelwright, John
[16??-1724] Son of Michael Wheelwright.

Born in Wakefield.

His father died, and his mother married George Firth from Rishworth.

He was a local landowner / Collector of the King's salt duties.

He (probably) never married.

He lived at Goat House, Rishworth.

He bought Clay House, Greetland from the Clay family in 1709-1713 and let it out to tenants.

He died in North Shields in 1725.

He was buried at St Helen's Church, Wakefield [30th October 1725].

In his will of 1724,


he established the Wheelwright Charity, he established a school in Dewsbury, left money for building a school at Rishworth, and bequeathed Goat House to be used as a residence for the teachers, matron and children of the school
 

There is a memorial window for him in St John's Church, Rishworth.

There is a memorial tablet for him in Sandal Church, erected by John Atkinson Wheelwright, Archdeacon Charles Musgrave, Major Stansfield, and John Waterhouse.

His daughter was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden and their gravestone is fixed to the tomb of Harry Maslen

Wheelwright, John
[1685-1767] He was a miller at Rishworth Mill.

On 19th October 1710, he married Elizabeth Haigh [1686-1770] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1710-1791] who married George Riley
  2. Sarah [1719-1752]

John died August 1767.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden: John [14th August 1767], and their gravestone is fixed to the tomb of Harry Maslen.

Elizabeth died 27th March 1770 (aged 84) 

She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [30th March 1770] with her grandson John Wheelwright, and their gravestone is near the tomb of Harry Maslen (currently a part of the main walkway to the Church and beneath a bench) 

Wheelwright, John
[17??-18??]

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1792]

Wheelwright, John
[1736-1814]

Born John Riley, son of Mary Wheelwright and George Riley.

The rules of the family's Wheelwright Charity specified that one of the trustees of the charity who succeeded Wheelwright should be his male heir, or, at least, someone with the surname Wheelwright.

This was resolved in the 1750s, when John Wheelwright and George Riley petitioned the House of Lords to change John Riley's name to John Wheelwright to succeed his grandfather as a trustee of the Charity.

He died 10th February 1814 (aged 79).

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden with his grandmother Elizabeth Wheelwright

Wheelwright, John
[1785-1855] Son of Michael Hoyle.

Born John Hoyle in Rishworth.

About 1817, after the death of John Wheelwright, there was a dispute about who was to succeed him as a Trustee of the Wheelwright Charity. This was resolved in 1826, when John Hoyle changed his name to John Wheelwright.

He was a trustee of the Wheelwright Charity [1826] / a farmer of 60 acres [1851] / a cotton dealer [1851] / (possibly) a partner in the Halifax Commercial Banking Company [1853].

He married (1) Sarah Wilkinson [1791-1843].


Sarah was (probably) the daughter of Benjamin Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. Marian [1809-1824]
  2. John Wilkinson Hoyle
  3. Thomas Hanwell [1813-1825]
  4. Sarah Ellen Hoyle [1815-1891] who married Thomas Horner
  5. Ann Hoyle [1817-1888] who married John Robinson
  6. Michael Hoyle
  7. Benjamin [1823-1831]

Sarah died in 1843 (aged 55).

She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head [27th April 1843].

On 27th November 1848, he married (2) Mary [1803-1881] in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland.


Mary [née Wolfenden] was born in Soyland, and widow of John Miller
 

The family lived at Rishworth Mill [1851].

John died in 1855.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £5,000.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head in the Wheelwright family tomb there. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 153] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area.

Mary was a farmer at New York Farm, Soyland [1871].

Living with her [in 1871] were John Mallalieu and family.

Mary died 13th May 1881.

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £6,937 18/6d

[Resworn £7,212 8/6d]. The will was proved by her nephews John Mallalieu and John Taylor of Stubbing Farm, Marsden (farmer).

Mary was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Wheelwright, John Graham
[1828-1917] Son of William Wheelwright.

Born in Leeds.

He was Manager of Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited in Halifax [1866] / vicar's warden at St John's Church, West Vale [1888-1889] / a bank manager [1891] / Borough Treasurer for Halifax [1894].

On 1st June 1874, he married Frances Tonge in Scarborough.


Frances was the daughter of James Fletcher Tonge, and widow of Joseph Henry Ogden
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1876]
  2. Edith [b 1877]
  3. Arthur Graham [b 1880]

The family lived at

The Wheelwrights sold the house in 1897.

He and Frances died at Southport.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,418 6/10d. Rev George Thomas Jowett and Rev Frank Werner Soames were his executors

Wheelwright, John Hoyle
[1843-1918] Son of John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright.

Born in Rishworth.

He was (possibly) educated at Barkisland Grammar School [1851].

He was a cotton spinner employing 60 hands [1881] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / a governor of Rishworth School / first president of Rishworth Constitutional Club [for 21 years] / (possibly) a member of Rishworth Church. He and his wife were partners in J. W. Wheelwright & Sons Limited [1907].

He succeeded his father as a trustee of the Wheelwright Charity.

In 1871, he married Emily Lycett [1850-1912] in Altrincham, Cheshire.


Emily was born in Southport
 

Children:

  1. John Roland Hoyle
  2. Gertrude Emily
  3. twins Edward Lycett
  4. Hilda Lycett [1874-1916]
  5. Dyson George
  6. Mary Dyson [1876-1967] who married Philip George Mould
  7. Hugh

The family lived at

Both John Hoyle and Emily died at Heathfield, Rishworth: Emily [Q2 1912] (aged 61); John [5th July 1918].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £159,362 17/7d.

In his will [21st October 1917], he left


his Rishworth estates to his son Roland; Lower Hey to his son George; property at Greetland or Upper Greetland to his son Edward; £10,000 in trust for the widow of his son Hugh
 

They were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head in the Wheelwright family tomb there. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 153] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

See Branch Road Inn, Greetland

Wheelwright, John Roland Hoyle
[1872-1948] Known as Roland.

Son of John Hoyle Wheelwright.

Born in Ripponden [16th June 1872].

He was partner in J. W. Wheelwright & Sons [1907] / a cotton spinner [1908] / a master cotton spinner [1911].

In 1898, he married Margaret Gertrude Young [1875-1951] in Hexham, Northumberland.

They lived at

He died 8th August 1948.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £72,948 16/11d.

Probate was granted to John Michael Hoyle Wheelwright (secretary) 

See St John the Divine, Rishworth

Wheelwright, John Wilkinson Hoyle
[1809-1893] Son of John Wheelwright.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton spinner and doubler employing 415 males and 242 females [1851] / a trustee of the Wheelwright Charity [1853] / a cotton spinner and doubler employing 25 hands [1871] / a cotton spinner and doubler [1881] / a cotton spinner [1891].

On 30th January 1834, he married Mary Harriet Dyson at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Harriet was the daughter of Scipio Dyson
 

Children:

  1. Thomazia Nelson [1836-1916]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth who married Wilkinson Crossley
  3. Mary Ellen [1839-1927] who married David Bellamy
  4. Julia [b 1842]
  5. John Hoyle

The family lived at

Mary Harriet died at Heathfield, Rishworth.

Members of the family were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth and at St Bartholomew's, Dean Head in the Wheelwright family tomb there. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 153] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893.

See Mary, wife of Levi Kenworthy and James Mallalieu Shepherd

Wheelwright, Michael
[16??-16??] Of Sandal Magna.

He married Dorothy [16??-1693].

Children:

  1. John
  2. son

In 1656, after Michael's death, Dorothy married George Firth from Rishworth

Dorothy was buried at St Helen's Church, Wakefield [17th June 1693]

Wheelwright, Michael Hoyle
[1819-1864] Son of John Wheelwright.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a worsted spinner.

On 9th June 1853, he married Harriet Esther Maslen at the Church of St Giles & St Mary, Pontefract.


Harriet Esther was born in Ripponden, the daughter of Harry Maslen
 

Children:

  1. Frederic [1854-1936]
  2. Harry
  3. Helen Eva [1857-1859]
  4. Alfred [b 1859]
  5. Emily Elizabeth [b 1861]

The family lived at Slitheroe House, Rishworth [1864].

Michael died 2nd February 1864.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £4,000.

His will was proved by his brother John Wilkinson Hoyle.

Michael & his daughter were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head: Helen Eva [10th January 1859].

Some time after 1871, Harriet Esther and the family emigrated to Australia.

Harriet died at Elsternwick, Victoria [29th May 1899].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £229 6/3d. Sons Frederic & Alfred died in Victoria

 

Wheelwright surname
There are several entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Wheelwright, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Wheelwright:


Baptism 1834; Marriage 1885
 

The Wheelwright family
The family was important in Rishworth. They owned mills in the Ryburn valley.

Members of the family have included John Wheelwright, John Wheelwright, John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright and Michael Wheelwright.

See Heathfield House, Rishworth, Rishworth Mills, Rishworth School and Goat House, Rishworth



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