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

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Whitworth, MrRef 242-2709
[18??-1???] In June 1882, he placed a bet that he could run from the Railway Hotel, Walsden to Stoodley Pike and back in less than an hour. He won when he completed the task in 52 minutes

Whitworth, AbrahamRef 242-1
[1788-1856] Son of James Whitworth.

Baptised in Elland [27th September 1788].

He was a manufacturer [1841]

On 28th October 1811, he married Hannah Broadbent [1791-1851] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Benjamin [b 21st June 1811]
  2. (possibly) Mary [b 23rd December 1813]
  3. Samuel
  4. (possibly) Hannah [b 27th August 1818]
  5. Sarah [1821-11th April 1822] who died aged 13 months & was buried with her parents
  6. William who died 22nd June 1822 (aged 1 month) & was buried with his parents

The family lived at Bank Top, Greetland [1841].

Hannah died 16th May 1851 (aged 60).

Abraham died 9th October 1856 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J12]

Whitworth, AbrahamRef 242-11
[1835-1920] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen cloth finisher [1861, 1871] / a cloth finisher [1891] / a manager of woollen mill [1901].

In [Q3] 1859, he married Nancy Briggs [1837-1879] in Halifax.


Nancy was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Sam Briggs (Whitworth) [1860-15th October 1907], who was a cloth dyer [1881]
  2. Edward [b 1866] who was a cloth finisher [1881, 1891]
  3. Harriet A. [b 1869] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  4. Mary [b 1872]
  5. Alice [b 1876] who was a woollen weaver [1891, 1901]
  6. Walter Hill [22nd October 1878-27th November 1903] who was a woollen piece dyer [1901]

Nancy died 8th May 1879 (aged 42).

In [Q1] 1881, he married Elizabeth Morton in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1885] who was a designer for fancy woollens [1901]
  2. Ethel who died 7th August 1882, aged 3 months

The family lived at

  • Lower Heywood Terrace, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]
  • Laithe Field, Barkisland [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]

Abraham died 22nd December 1920 (aged 85).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland. Details of Elizabeth's death & burial place are not known

Whitworth, AbrahamRef 242-1816
[1836-1920] Known as Old Abe.

He was a cloth finisher employed by J. & S. L. Taylor Limited.

He eventually became the Managing Director

Whitworth, CharlesRef 242-2804
[17??-18??] A member of the Whitworth family of the Ryburn Valley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1802-1838] who married Moses Habergham

Whitworth, EdmundRef 242-844
[1846-1897] Son of William Whitworth.

Born in Birchenhead, near Wardle.

Baptised at Milnrow Parish Church [12th April 1846].

He was a millwright [1861] / a mechanic [1870, 1881] / a mechanical engineer [1891].

On 31st January 1870, he married Phoebe Arthington [1850-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.


Phoebe was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Hannah & John Arthington.

She was a woollen piecer [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1871]
  2. Harry [b 1873]
  3. William J. [b 1875]
  4. Robert [b 1878]
  5. Ellen [b 1880]
  6. Annie [b 1882]
  7. Alice [b 1885]
  8. Joseph [b 1888]
  9. Mary [b 1890]
  10. Elsie Ann [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 15 Wallis Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Brook Leigh, Sowerby Bridge [1897]
  • 29 Cheltenham Road, Blackpool [1901]
  • Brookleigh Terrace, Milnrow [1911, 1916]

He died 4th May 1897.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [7th May 1897]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,681 14/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Phoebe

Whitworth, ErRef 242-6
[1852-1893] Born in Halifax.

He was a monumental mason [1881] / a stone mason [1891].

In 1875, he married Martha Crossley [1853-1???] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1876-1883]
  2. Emily [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1881, 1891], a wool comber [1901], a coating weaver [1911]
  3. Crossley [1880-1883]
  4. Rachel [b 1881] who was a worsted drawer [1901, 1911]
  5. Willie [b 1883] who was a brass founder's apprentice [1901], a brass moulder [1911]
  6. Ernest Ernest [b 1890] who was a joiner [1911]

The family lived at

  • Behind 124 Ashfield Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 27 Spring Street, King Cross, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister Emma Whitworth [b 1855] (sewing machinist).

He died at Rastrick in 1893 (aged 41) 

Whitworth, ErnestRef 242-903
[1890-1917] Son of Er Whitworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Clarion Cycling Club / a joiner [1911].

He had a sweetheart, Minnie of Underbank, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 106th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed by shellfire [28th May 1917] (aged 27).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th June 1917].

He was buried at St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II E 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Whitworth, H.Ref 242-1267
[17??-17??] Curate at Halifax [1756]

Whitworth, HarropRef 242-3
[1886-1919] Born in Southowram.

On 6th April 1908, he married Amy Kay [1886-1975] at Halifax Parish Church.


Amy was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [1910-1982]
  2. James

The family lived at 25 Common Lane, Southowram.

During World War I, he enlisted [19th January 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served for 3 years and 329 days, and was discharged [12th December 1918] with a pension.

He died in Halifax [Q1 1919]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top.

Son James died in World War II

Whitworth, HenryRef 242-9380
[1???-18??] He was a wool comb manufacturer [1851].

He lived at Brearley Hall, Midgley [1851].

Living with him [in 1851] was apprentice Jonas, son of Levi Harwood

Whitworth, Rev HenryRef 242-261
[17??-1768] Vicar of Coley [1747]

He died 15th July 1768.

There is a Memorial to him inside Coley Church

Whitworth, HenryRef 242-2622
[1823-1904] He was innkeeper at the Ship Inn, Halifax [1861, 1887]

In 1843, he married Mary Thomas [1822-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Robert

The family lived at Elba House, Siddal [1904].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Whitworth, HerbertRef 242-1524
[18??-19??] Partner in Kitson & Whitworth.

He lived at Woodman House, Elland [1905]

Whitworth, IsaacRef 242-7500
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Whitworth, JamesRef 242-157
[1827-1???] Son of John Whitworth.

He was a coal miner [1851].

In 1851, he married Hannah Tyrey Mallinson


Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Mallinson
 

Whitworth, JamesRef 242-8
[1852-1???] Son of Edward/Edmund Whitworth, hatter.

Born in Rochdale.

He was a carpet weaver of Halifax [1878] / a table cover weaver (worsted) [1881] / a carpet weaver [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

He married (1) Ann Elizabeth [1849-1???].


Ann Elizabeth was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1877] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1891]

In 1886, he married (2) Hannah Maria [1851-1898] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah Maria, of West Lane, Southowram, was born in Southowram, the daughter of Robert Ramsden, farmer, and widow of Mr Dennison.

She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  • Alice A Dennison [b 1871] who was a worsted comber [1891]
  • Ethel Dennison [b 1880] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
 

Children:

  1. Harrop [b 1887] who was an oiler (worsted) [1901], a labourer in brick works [1911]
  2. Vina [b 1889] who was a doffer (worsted) [1901]
  3. Fanny [b 1891] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Norman

Hannah Maria died in Halifax in 1898 (aged 46).

In 1899, he married (3) Clementina Walker at St Thomas's Church, Claremount


Clementina, of 51 Portland Road, Claremount, was the daughter of Joseph Firth, and widow of Mr Walker.

She had a daughter by her first marriage:

  • Amy Walker [b 1884] who was a cotton twister [1899]
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 2 Upper Clipster Hall, Southowram [1881]
  • Stoney Brow, Southowram [1891]
  • 1 Stoney Brow Cottages, Southowram [1901, 1911]

Whitworth, JamesRef 242-269
[1891-1917] From Rochdale.

His mother lived at 22 Pine Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 36 Battery 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 4th May 1917.

He was buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitworth, JamesRef 242-4
[1912-1944] Son of Harrop Whitworth.

He was educated at Siddal School / employed by Halifax Corporation Transport.

He married Emily.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at 32 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 122nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was captured in Singapore.

He was drowned, along with other British & Australian troops, when the Japanese transport ship Lisbon Maru was torpedoed by US submarines USS Pampanito and USS Sealion [12th September 1944] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £402 10/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily.

His father Harrop died in World War I

Whitworth, James AlfredRef 242-141
[1870-1941] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1894].

In 1894, he married Fanny Hollas in Halifax.


Fanny was the daughter of
Sidney Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1906]

Fanny & James had lived at 6 Finkle Street, Sowerby all their married life

Whitworth, JohnRef 242-175
[1???-18??] He was miner of Northowram [1851].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Whitworth, JohnRef 242-291
[17??-17??] He was an early member of the Whitworth family.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Sally [1766-1821]

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, JohnRef 242-336
[1813-1861] Son of Richard Whitworth.

He worked with the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company.

In 1846, he married Mary Ward Whiteley.


Mary Ward was the daughter of Joseph Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. son
  3. Robert
  4. son
  5. Harriet [1854-1855] who died aged 1 year & 14 days

The family lived at

He was a member of the Luddenden Reading Society where he met Branwell Brontë during his employment at Luddendenfoot Station.

He was a prime mover in the construction of Luddendenfoot Congregational Church which was built by the family. He was Mayor of Halifax [1856-1857]. He was Vice-Chairman of Halifax Mechanics' Institute.

Whilst out riding at Barmouth, North Wales, he was taken ill and died on the road [5th August 1861] (aged 47). His body was found next morning seated on the ground, with his pony tied to a gatepost nearby.

His death was recorded as being

one of the worst things that could have happened to Luddendenfoot

Mary died at West Royd, Halifax [29th August 1887] (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

See Denholme United Methodist School, Luddendenfoot, Luddendenfoot Congregational Church, Luddendenfoot Sunday School and West Yorkshire Railway Company

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

Whitworth, John NesbitRef 242-1048
[1898-1940] RA.

Second son of Robert Whitworth.

Born in Halifax [3rd August 1898].

He was a boarder at Aysgarth School, Newton le Willows, Yorkshire [1911].

He was educated at Wellington where he played rugby and cricket.

In [Q2] 1923, he married Kathleen St John Gorman [1898-19??] in Halifax.


Kathleen was born in Dover
 

They had no children.

The family lived at Ripon [1940].

He entered the Royal Academy, Woolwich when he played for the regiment.

During World War II, he served in France, Germany, Ireland and Egypt.

In 1938, he retired from the Army and joined the family firm, Robert Whitworth & Company.

He returned to the Army in 1939 as Staff Captain, then Major, with the Royal Artillery.

He was killed in action [31st May 1940].

He was buried at De Panne Communal Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref 3 B 3].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Whitworth, Joseph WhiteleyRef 242-2193
[1848-1894] Eldest son of John Whitworth.

He established Joseph W. Whitworth Limited at Longbottom Mills, Luddendenfoot.

He was a member of the Luddendenfoot Local Board [1868].

He lived at West Royd House, Luddendenfoot [1894].

He died after a fall from his horse [28th March 1894] (aged 45).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

Whitworth, NormanRef 242-7
[1894-1917] Son of James Whitworth.

Born in Southowram [13th June 1894].

He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a worsted spinner [1911].

He lived at Stoney Brow Cottage, Whitegate, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 23rd April 1917 (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [23rd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mark's Church, Siddal

Whitworth, RichardRef 242-2397
[1750-1819] Son of John Whitworth.

Born in Luddenden.

On 27th April 1784, he married Ellen Patchett, in Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was the daughter of Benjamin Patchett
 

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Robert

The family lived at Saltonstall [1819].

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, RichardRef 242-1369
[1779-1826] Son of Richard Whitworth.

In 1818, he occupied a small farm at Wainstalls and engaged in a small way of business as spinner and manufacturer.

With his brother, Robert, he was a partner in Robert Whitworth & Company [1795].

A business Richard Whitworth & Company is recorded in the proceedings of the Cold Edge Dam Company [1827].

He married Mary [1777-1824].

Children:

  1. John
  2. William
  3. Sarah

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

See William Illingworth

Whitworth, RobertRef 242-279
[1733-1799] Born in Sowerby. Engineer who was involved in the construction of canals and bridges, and who became surveyor and draughtsman for James Brindley

Whitworth, RobertRef 242-2232
[1781-1854] Son of Richard Whitworth.

Born in Midgley.

Senior partner in Robert Whitworth & Company

He was the first worsted spinner in the Calder Valley to mechanise wool combing [1851]

Robert died in Halifax [17th February 1854] (aged 71).

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, RobertRef 242-2593
[1847-1894] Son of Henry Whitworth.

He was a beer retailer at the Railway Hotel, Bowling Dyke, Halifax [1894].

In [Q1] 1871, he married Elizabeth Jenkinson [1846-1913] in Halifax.

Robert died in 1894.

Elizabeth died at Storthes Hall in 1913.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon with Robert's parents.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Whitworth, RobertRef 242-1047
[1854-1923] Son of John Whitworth.

Born in Halifax [6th October 1854].

He was a worsted manufacturer [1901, 1911].

He worked for the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company, and became a director of the firm.

He owned and showed a stallion called Beckenham Squire 8070 [1909].

He was known as a philanthropist. He established a convalescent home in Lytham for

women in need of a rest

On 3rd October 1894, he married Hilda Beatrice Baldwin [1871-1963] at Marylebone, London.


Hilda Beatrice was born in Greetland, the daughter of John Baldwin
 

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John Nesbit who was a boarder at Aysgarth School, Newton le Willows, Yorkshire [1911]
  3. Hilda Elizabeth / Betty [1903-1981] who married Raymond Morton Shaw

The family lived at Southwood End, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Robert died at Southwood End [27th April 1923].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £134,719 6/4d.

After his death, Hilda Beatrice married Anatole Shister at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London [Q3 1931].

Hilda Beatrice died in Lewes, Sussex [Q1 1963]

Whitworth, Robert BaldwinRef 242-1049
[1895-1983] MC.

Son of Robert Whitworth

Born in Halifax [21st July 1895].

He was a boarder at Uppingham School, Rutland.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the Halifax Artillery.

He was awarded the MC [1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [10th June 1916].

He survived the War.

He lived at Magson House, Warley.

He went to live at Thirsk.

Whitworth, SamuelRef 242-5
[1814-1???] Born in Midgley.

In 1851, he was wool comb maker & beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 6 Gibbet Street, Halifax – (possibly) the Waggoners', Halifax.

He married Ellen [1822-1???].


Ellen was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Jonas [b 1841]
  2. Grace [b 1845]

Whitworth, SamuelRef 242-9
[1816-1888] Son of Abraham Whitworth.

Born in Greetland [6th March 1816].

He was a woollen cloth presser [1861] / a cloth finisher [1871] / a woollen presser [1881].

He married Hannah [1817-1888].


Hannah was born in Sowood
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1859] who was a woollen spinner [1871]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1851] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  3. adopted son John W. Ellis (Whitworth) [b 1868] who was a cotton piecer [1881]

The family lived at Adelaide Place, Greetland [1871].

Samuel died 11th March 1888 (aged 72).

Hannah died 9th May 1888 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J12]

Whitworth, SamuelRef 242-10
[1817-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a cloth dresser [1851].

Around 1836, he married Elizabeth [1811-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1836] who was a cloth dresser [1851]
  2. Hannah [b 1838] who was a worsted feeder [1851]
  3. Job [b 1840] who was a worsted feeder [1851]
  4. Keren [b 1841] who was a worsted feeder [1851]
  5. Frances [b 1843]
  6. John [b 1849]
  7. Sarah [b 1851]

The family lived at Adelaide Place, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]

Whitworth, SamuelRef 242-2337
[1828-1876] Born in Ashton-under-Lyne.

He was a cotton spinner [1861] / landlord of the Castle Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [from 1871 until his death]

In June 1849, he married Maria Williams [1821-1888] from Manchester, at Hyde Parish Church.


Maria already had a son John Williams [b 1844]
 

Children:

  1. William [1850-1914]
  2. Mary Ann [1853-1929]
  3. Rachel [1855-1936]
  4. Robert [1858-1939]
  5. Maria [1860-1927] who married Luke Horsman
  6. Elizabeth Ann [1862-1943]

The family lived at 11 Blackwood Hall, Sowerby [1861]

Whitworth, WilliamRef 242-321
[1689-1762] Halifax attorney

Whitworth, WilliamRef 242-1556
[17??-18??] Partner in Whitworth, Ashforth & Ashforth.

After the partnership was dissolved in 1805, he continued cotton spinning at Watson Mill, Sowerby Bridge until around 1816

Whitworth, WilliamRef 242-2623
[18??-18??] Son of Richard Whitworth, and brother of John.

He worked with the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company.

See Luddendenfoot Congregational Church

Whitworth, WilliamRef 242-843
[1820-1900] He was an engineer who travelled between Sowerby Bridge and Milnrow in his smoke abatement business.

He married (1) Betty Jones [1822-1852].

Children:

  1. Edmund

In June 1880, he married (2) Hephzibah at St James's Church, Halifax.


Hephzibah was the daughter of John Hanson, and widow of Walter Appleyard
 

They had no children.

The family lived at 4 Dale Street, Milnrow [1861]

Whitworth, WilliamRef 242-223
[1895-1916] Born in Oldham.

He lived at 41 Pine Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Ashton-under-Lyne, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the Somme [7th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitworth, William RaglanRef 242-407
[1854-1903] Born in Chorlton.

He was a mechanical labourer [1890].

On 7th June 1890, he married Emma Hopkinson at Christ Church, Pellon.


Emma was the daughter of
Thomas Hopkinson
 

They had no children.

The couple died in Halifax

 

Whitworth surnameRef 242-2
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Whitworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Whitworth:


Birth 1898; Marriages 1805, 1810, 1879, 1927; Deaths 1889, 1890, 1899, 1900
 

The Whitworth family of LuddendenfootRef 242-2624
Mill-owning family in and around Luddendenfoot.

Significant members of the family have included John Whitworth, Robert Whitworth, Richard Whitworth, and John Whitworth.

Businesses such as Whitworth, Ashforth & Ashforth, John & William Whitworth, Joseph W. Whitworth Limited and Robert Whitworth & Company were important in the area.

In December 1860, the family's mills at Luddendenfoot employed a large number of pauper factory apprentices who had been sent by the Poor Law Unions in the south of England. The system of apprenticing poor children caused umbrage in the district, and the locals were in the habit of insulting the apprentices, calling them white slaves and other degrading names

The Whitworth family of the Ryburn ValleyRef 242-2805
It is recorded that the Whitworth family of the Ryburn Valley were well-known as makers of hats and bonnets.


Question: Can anyone confirm that the family were makers of hats and bonnets? Were they connected to the Whitworth family of Luddendenfoot?

 

See Charles Whitworth



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