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

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

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

White, MrRef 327-15

He married Elizabeth [1786-1???].


  1. George [b 1791]
  2. Stephen
  3. Eliza [b 1829] who married John Mellows

They lived at Hall Gate East Doncaster [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was Jane Close [b 1791]

White, Albert SamuelRef 327-2767
[1847-1910] Born in Haltham, Lincolnshire.

He was schoolmaster at Wainstalls Board School [1881, 1891, 1901]

In 1877, he married Annie Chappell [1853-1???] in Louth, Lincolnshire.

Annie was born in Witham, Essex


  1. Catherine Annie [b 1880]
  2. Edith Alberta [b 1881]
  3. Janet [b 1883] who was an apprentice [1901]

They lived at the School House, Wainstalls [1891, 1901].

Albert died in Halifax [Q4 1910] (aged 63) 

White, AlfredRef 327-346

In [Q4] 1874, he married Christina Fawcett [1854-1915] in Halifax.


  1. Mary Ann [1876-1947] who married Wilson Freeman

White, ArthurRef 327-1876
[18??-19??] He established a business making planing machines in Halifax.

The business closed and he joined Oldfield & Schofield as a designer

White, CharlesRef 327-10
[1838-1911] Born in Kidderminster.

He was a rug weaver [1871] / a carpet winding overlooker [1891] / a carpet weaving & winding overlooker [1901] / a retired carpet overlooker [1911].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Mary Ann Sharp [1838-1907] in Halifax.

Mary Ann was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire


  1. Joseph
  2. Zachariah [b 1861] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  3. Joseph [1862-1944] who was a worsted spinner [1871] & was  buried with his parents
  4. Alice [b 1864]
  5. Fred [b 1866] who was a confectioner's assistant [1891]
  6. Tom [b 1868] who was a silk dresser [1891]
  7. Willie [b 1868] who was a worsted carpet spinner [1891],  a spindle maker for spinning [1900] & married Lizzie [b 1877]
  8. Alfred [b 1870]
  9. Minnie [1882-1903] who was an underclothing machinist  [1901], married [Halifax Q2 1903] George Greenwood & was  buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • 14 Back of Crib Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 47 Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 19 Winn Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Winn Street, Halifax [1911]

Mary Ann died 8th April 1907 (aged 68).

Charles died 6th June 1911 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1631]

White, EdmundRef 327-5
[1880-1946] Son of John White.

He was a brass finisher [1901, 1911] / landlord of the Globe Inn, North Bridge [1920-1924] / landlord of the Peat Pitts, Keighley Road [1924-1926] / landlord of the Granby, Luddenden [1926-1933] / landlord of the Queen Victoria, Northowram [1934-1946].

In 1916, he married Lizzie Haley [1891-1933] in Halifax.

Lizzie was born in Halifax

Lizzie died at the Granby Inn [20th March 1933].

After her death, Edmund closed the Granby Inn, and moved to the Queen Victoria, Northowram.

He died in 1946.

Edmund & Lizzie were buried at Coley Church [Plot 21.I.U]

White, ErnestRef 327-6

He married Unknown.

They lived at 77 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Dublin Fusiliers, then he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.

He was killed in action [21st August 1918].

He was buried at A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers, France [Grave Ref X J 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

White, Ernest HenryRef 327-325

In [Q1] 1917, he married Lily Violet Longbottom in Halifax.


  1. Norman
  2. Stanley

They lived in Brighouse.

Sons Norman & Stanley died in World War I

White, Frances ClaraRef 327-4
[1878-1943] Born in Kirkburton.

On 26th May 1900, She married Lindley Chappell in Shepley, Huddersfield. They had a daughter Hilda Chappell [b 1905]

In 1911, Frances Clara was living with George Maynard and was shown as wife on the census.

No marriage record has been found for Frances Clara & George


  1. William Henry [1908-1998]
  2. Ivy [1909-1972]
  3. Gwendoline [1910-1911]
  4. Stanley

She died 19th December 1943 (aged 65).

She was buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland

White, FrankRef 327-960
[1895-1918] Son of Fred White.

He was born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, and his birth was registered there as Frank Hans White [Q3 1895].

He was a railway clerk [1911] / a clerk with Collinson's.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [January 1917].

He was killed in action [29th March 1918] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [20th April 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St Amand British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 3].

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

White, Rev FrankRef 327-1073
[1911-1986] He was vicar of Liversedge before becoming Vicar of Lightcliffe [1955-1972]

White, FredRef 327-8
[1869-19??] Born in Niton, Isle of Wight.

He was a market gardener [1901] / a domestic gardener [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Sarah Ann Clough [1870-19??] in Wharfedale.

Sarah Ann was born in Baildon


  1. Frank Hans
  2. George Edward [1898-1902]
  3. Doris Freda [b 1900]
  4. Sidney [b 1902]
  5. Gladys [b 1904]
  6. Annie [b 1905]
  7. Ena [b 1909]
  8. Clara [b 1910]
  9. Norman [b 1912]

They lived at

  • 20 Delph Hill, Baildon, Wharfedale [1901]
  • 14 Jumples Crag, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 Field View, Keighley Road, Illingworth [1918]

White, FrederickRef 327-236
[1883-1917] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

He was employed by Wilson's Bobbin Mill, Cornholme / a Reservist with 12 years' service.

In [Q1] 1913, he married Hilda Emma Greenwood in Todmorden.


  1. Kenneth G. [b 1914]

They lived at

  • 424 Burnley Road, Lydgate, Todmorden
  • Bury, Lancashire

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and he served as a Sergeant with C Battery 331st Brigade with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [16th October 1917].

He was buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I H 50].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on Cornholme War Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Harley Wood

White, GeraldRef 327-912

In [Q4] 1912, he married Mary Jane Wood in Halifax.

They lived at 12 Prospect Place, Shelf Moor Road, Shelf.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 12th December 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

White, HarryRef 327-445
[1881-1916] Born in Shipley.

He was a brewer's waggoner [1911] / employed by Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited at Stone Trough Brewery.

In 1903, he married Emily Jowett [1882-19??] in Halifax.

Emily was born in Halifax


  1. Phyllis [b 1904]
  2. Harold [b 1906]

They lived at 29 Wilfred Street, Halifax [1911, 1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [17th October 1914] and served as a Corporal with the 246th (West Riding) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He went to France [April 1915].

He died of wounds [13th July 1916].

The Halifax Courier [19th August 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III E 20].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

White, Rev HenryRef 327-1995
[18??-1???] In June 1875, Reynolds's Newspapers announced that, following the death of Rev Charles Musgrave,
Mr Disraeli offered the living of Halifax to Rev Henry White MA chaplain in ordinary to the Queen and the Chapel Royal Savoy. Mr White was some time chaplain to the House of Commons

2 months later, the paper announced that Rev Francis Pigou had been offered the post

White, Hermon WheaterRef 327-900
[1879-1918] Son of Wheater White.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hull – where he was working – [1914] and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was in France for more than 2 years.

He died of wounds to the leg & foot in Casualty Clearing Station [25th May 1918] (aged 39).

He was buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III A 17]

White, J. H.Ref 327-974
[18??-19??] Printed the Halifax Comet at the office of the Guardian

White, Rev J. PemberthyRef 327-1216
[18??-19??] Minister at Bolton Brow Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. He lived at Triangle

White, JamesRef 327-792
[1847-19??] He lived at Grange Place, Sowerby Bridge.

The Halifax Courier [5th August 1916] described him as

the oldest local man to serve in the Great War

- see George Methuen Smith & Horace Hanson.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He had served 4 months before the Army Doctor discovered that he was

an old man

He pleaded with the authorities to let him remain, but he was discharged with a clean sheet and a good record

White, JohnRef 327-1475
[1764-1817] Originally from Edinburgh. He was Quarter-master in the Halifax 1st Regiment of the local militia

White, Rev JohnRef 327-922
[1788-1849] Born in Harden, Bingley. Minister of Heywood's Chapel [1820] and Master of Heywood's School [1827] where his brother, Thomas White, was a teacher.

The rifts caused by his predecessor, Rev Robert Harper, were mended and the branch chapel was converted into a cottage and sold.

He married (1) Miss Howitt [1805-1840] from Leeds.


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His wife's father ran into financial difficulties and this resulted in reduced circumstances for Mr and Mrs White.

In 1840, he established Northowram Infants' School.

He married (2) Miss Walker from Mirfield.

He approached those who had left Heywood's Chapel during the ministry of Rev Robert Harper, and got them to return to the Chapel.

He sold off pieces of Heywood's old pulpit to raise money for the new Chapel. He was known as King of the Beggars because of the manner in which he raised money for the new Chapel and Sunday School. He was also known as The Steam Preacher because he perspired freely when exerting himself.

He was a founder and first President of The Halifax Total Abstinence Society. He was a founder of the Halifax & District Sunday School Union. He initiated the idea for establishing Northowram Infants' School.

He was buried near the entrance of the Chapel. There is a monument at Northowram

White, JohnRef 327-9
[1857-1937] Born in Ovenden.

He was a piece washer (worsted) [1881] / a beer seller at the Travellers' Rest, Halifax [1901, 1905] / an inn keeper at the Windmill, Shelf [1909-1918].

In [Q2] 1880, he married (1) Martha Emmett [1858-1892] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Southowram.

She was a factory hand (silk spinner) [1881]


Child: Edmund

Martha died 15th September 1892 (aged 34).

In [Q1] 1894, he married (2) Beatrice Woodhead [1857-19??] in Halifax.

Beatrice was born in Shelf

They lived at Cocker's Buildings, Marsh Delves, Southowram [1881].

Beatrice died Q2 1918 (aged 61).

Beatrice's burial place is not yet known

John died 4th January 1937 (aged 80) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K14]

White, John BazleyRef 327-32
[1878-1940] MC.

Aka Jock / John Bazley-White.

Son of Grace [18??-1933] and John Bazley White [1814-1893] of London.

Born 9th September 1878.

He had a very successful oil business in the 1920s, but this was completely wiped out in the Great Crash, and they lived in very straightened circumstances.

He was a retired manufacturer's agent [1939].

On 21st May 1927, he married Mary Isabel at St Thomas, Devon.

Mary Isabel was the daughter of Reginald Gervase Alexander, and widow of John Leslie Morton Shaw

They lived in The Hill House, Sevenoaks, Kent [1939].

Living with them [in 1939] was Cynthia M. Shaw, Isabel's daughter by her first marriage.

During World War II, Jock was an ARP warden. He died on active service in 1940, suffering a heart attack running across a ploughed field to a downed aircraft.

Isabel was awarded a War Pension, on which she survived until 1945 when she became a beneficiary of the will of Arthur Selby McCrea

White, JosephRef 327-3
[1819-1876] Of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1852, he married Mary Ann Ramsden [1829-1872] in Halifax

Mary Ann died 14th August 1872 (aged 43) 

Joseph died 28th October 1876 (aged 57) 

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1473] with great grandson Harold Midgley [1904-1911]

White, JosephRef 327-13
[1862-1944] Son of Charles White

Born in Halifax [21st February 1862].

He was a worsted weaver [1891] / a warehouseman in a brush works [1901] / a caretaker at club [1911].

In [Q2] 1893, he married Julia Simpson [1864-1938] in Halifax.

Julia was born in Halifax

There are no records of any children.

They lived at

  • 82 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 58 Green Lane, Halifax [1939]

Julia died 27th September 1938 (aged 74).

Joseph died 7th March 1944 (aged 82).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1631] with Joseph's parents, though their names are not shown on the headstone

White, Joseph HenryRef 327-11
[1876-1950] Born in Sowerby Bridge [4th May 1876].

He was a gas engineer's turner [1911] / an iron turner Drake's Limited at Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911] / an iron turner (incapacitated) [1939].

In [Q2] 1904, he married Florence Tomlinson [1879-1942] in Halifax.

Florence was born in Halifax [1st October 1879]

They lived at

  • 2 Stannary Place, Halifax [1911]
  • 46 Darley Street, Halifax [1921]

Living with them [in 1911, 1921, 1939] was Florence's brother Richard Tomlinson [b 4th September 1882] (dyer's labourer) [1911] / (warehouseman with Fletcher Brothers at Raglan Street, Halifax) [1921] / (process worker dyeing) [1939].

Florence died 8th May 1942 (aged 63).

Joseph Henry died 25th November 1950 (aged 74).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2946] with Thomas Howorth

Question: Does anyone know whether / how the Howorth & White families are related?


White, LeslieRef 327-2715
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1951]. He won caps for Wales while at Halifax

White, Mrs MargaretRef 327-14
[1807-1863] Of Ovenden.

She married Unknown.

She was widowed by the 1860s.

She died 8th February 1863 (aged 56)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2750]

White, Rev MatthewRef 327-1371
[1820-1890] From Kirkburton. He was educated at Pickering Academy before becoming minister at Reeth [1850-1872] and chaplain at a Sunderland Cemetery.

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden

White, MonkmanRef 327-2
[1835-1875] Born in East Ayton, Scarborough.

He worked as a foreman for farmer George Jackson in Middle Deepdale / a carter / a paper-maker at Booth Wood Paper Mill, Rishworth.

He may have got the job at Rishworth through his brother-in-law, William Mellor.

In 1865, he married (1) Susey Howarth.

Susey was the daughter of Samuel Howarth.

She died 9 months later [January 1866]


In 1866, he married (2) Ann Candler [1838-1???] in Scarborough.

Ann came from Scarborough


  1. Margaret Ann
  2. Thomas John

He was killed at the mill [16th October 1875].

The Inquest is discussed in the Foldout.

He was buried at East Ayton, Scarborough, where there is a monument erected by Mary Mellor, his eldest sister

White, NormanRef 327-318
[1923-1944] Son of Ernest Henry White.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th March 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 601].

His brother Stanley also died in the War

White, PercyRef 327-288
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

White, PercyRef 327-629
[1890-1916] Son of William H. White

Born in Cragg Vale.

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

He died of wounds [24th November 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Greenock Cemetery, Scotland [Grave Ref MMM330].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

White, Rev Philip JamesRef 327-1794
[18??-18??] Methodist New Connexion Minister.

He lived at North Parade, Halifax [1845]

White, Dr Robert P.Ref 327-2168
[1855-1???] MB.

Born in Wigan. Physician & surgeon at Halifax. Head house surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1881]

White, StanleyRef 327-402
[1924-1943] Son of Ernest Henry White.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the sloop HMS Chanticleer.

He died 18th November 1943 (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed by the German Submarine U-515 off the Azores, with the loss of 28 of her crew of 192. Stephen Thomas Deekes died in the same incident.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 76 3].

His brother Norman also died in the War

White, StephenRef 327-1324
[1824-1898] Son of Mr White.

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

He was a master painter employing 5 men and 3 boys [1871] / a master house painter [1881] / a house painter [1891] / partner in Stringer & White, then White & Stringer, then  Stephen White.

He married Martha [1828-1871].


  1. Annie Eliza who married [Halifax Q2 1870] Samuel Ackroyd

They lived at

  • Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 20 Broad Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Martha died 7th January 1871 (aged 43).

Living with Stephen [in 1871, 1881] were his sister Eliza Mellows & her daughter Mary Ann Mellows [b 1862] (carpet weaver 1881).

Living with Stephen [in 1891] were his sister Eliza Mellows and his grandson Harry White Akroyd [b 1872].

Stephen died 28th November 1898 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1697] with Stephen's sister Eliza Mellows

White, Sydney MalcolmRef 327-12
[1877-19??] Son of Adah J. & Charles E. White [b Wisconsin USA 1843], accountant & auditor.

Born in South Norwood, London.

He was a traveller (confectioner) [1901] / a manufacturing confectioner [1911].

In [Q2] 1904, he married Florence Bamford Hudson in Ormskirk.

Florence was the daughter of
Charles St. George Hudson


  1. Irene Sydney [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 3 Dover Road, Birkdale, Southport [1911]
  • 14 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport [1939]

Living with them [in 1911, 1939] was Florence's widowed mother Emma Hudson

White, SylvesterRef 327-946
[1894-1918] Son of Tom White.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade / a weaver [1911] / employed by Edward Foster & Son Limited.

He lived with his parents at 12 Lower Shaw Hill.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916] and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France [December 1916].

He was killed in action, one of 5 men killed by the same shell, and 5 others wounded [6th January 1918] (aged 24).

The Halifax Courier [2nd February 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 108-111].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

White, ThomasRef 327-1000
[1???-18??] Brother of Rev John White.

He was Master of Heywood's School [1827]. He did the work with the understanding that his brother was responsible. During this time, his wife's niece, Mary Ann Ogden died at the school

White, TomRef 327-7
[1870-19??] Son of Charles White, overlooker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a silk drawer of St James's Terrace, Halifax [1893] / a silk dresser [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Ada Haigh [1872-19??] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Ada, of Holdsworth Street, Shaw Hill, was born in Halifax, the daughter of George Haigh, white washer

Child: Sylvester

They lived at

  • 3 Holdsworth Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1911, 1918]

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder [brother-in-law (?)] Harry Haigh [b 1880] (plasterer's labourer) 

White, WheaterRef 327-937
[1848-1907] Born in Allerton.

He was a farmer in Wilsden [1881] / an oil merchant at Stead Street, Halifax [1905] / a town Councillor in Halifax [1907].

In 1876, he married Sarah Sophia Newton [1852-1???] in Bradford.

Sarah Sophia came from Leeds


  1. Jessie Muriel [b 1876]
  2. Nora Sophia [b 1878] who married Roger Thomas
  3. Hermon Wheater White

They lived at

White, William HenryRef 327-676

In [Q3] 1887, he married Mary Ann Wooldridge [18??-1???] in Todmorden.

Child: Percy

They lived at 27 Wyke Lane, Bailiff Bridge

White, William JohnRef 327-867
[1895-1916] Son of John White of Derby Delph, Rishworth.

Born in Hawkhurst, Kent.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

He served on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary which blew up at the Battle of Jutland [31st May-1st June 1916], with the loss of 1,266 of her crew of 1,284.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 20]


White surnameRef 327-1
There are 45 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname White, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for White

Marriages 1907, 1937; Death 1900

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2750


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