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Whitehead, Mr
[17??-1805] Sowerby Bridge clockmaker and watchmaker. His obituary describes him as having
died in the prime of life

Whitehead, Abraham
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Upper Lumb Mill [1805]. In 1811, he operated 2880 spindles.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham

His son carried on the business

Whitehead, Abraham
[17??-18??] Son of Abraham Whitehead.

He carried on his father's cotton spinning business at Upper Lumb Mill.

In 1812, he was declared bankrupt

Whitehead, Abraham
[1777-1835] He was principal clerk to Fielden Brothers.

His obituary in The Leeds Mercury of 20th June 1835 reported

He had for a great number of years been a steady and consistent member and leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Society. He has left a family of 16 children to lament their loss

Whitehead, Ammon Willis
[1886-1915] Son of Mary Willis & Amos P. Whitehead of Hyde.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Emily Winifred Cox in Edmonton, London.

They lived at 4 Ella Road, Crouch Hill, North London.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with C Company 1st/11th Battalion London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles).

He was killed in action in the Dardanelles [31st August 1915] (aged 29).

He was buried at Seventh Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref C 3].

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1042], (possibly) on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Whitehead, Anthony
[1824-1866] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a labourer at a woollen mill [1861] / licensee of the Waggon & Horses, Sowerby Bridge [1860-1866].

In February 1860, he was fined 30/- for selling at illegal hours on Monday 31st January 1853.

On 1st January 1852, he married Caroline Nicholl [1830-1915] at Halifax Parish Church.


Caroline was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Nicholl, cloth dresser
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1852]
  2. Lucy Ann [b 1854] who married [1876] either William Barnes or William Capstick Squires
  3. Isaac [1858-1889] who was a stone mason [1881]
  4. Joe
  5. Susannah [1862-1937] who married [1879] John Herbert Stansfield

Anthony died in Sowerby Bridge [23rd June 1866] (aged 41).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £200.

The will was proved by John Taylor of Corporation Street, Halifax (spindle maker) 

On 27th May 1867, Caroline married (2) John Maude at Halifax Parish Church

Whitehead, Anthony
[1854-1926] Son of George Whitehead

He was a tin plate maker working with his brothers William, Howarth, Frank, and Sam trading as George Whitehead & Sons and Whitehead brothers, at Crescent Mill and Salford Old Foundry.

He was Worshipful Master of the Prudence Lodge of Freemasons [4th January 1907].

He married (1) Nancy Ann Travis.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Jane
  3. Clara
  4. Bertha

In 1900, he married (2) widow Hannah Wolfenden (née Crabtree) at Todmorden Unitarian Church.

The family lived at Dawson Weir [before 1896 to after 1901].

He later retired to Southport. He died at 190 York Street, Southport

Whitehead, Anthony
[1896-1???] Son of Joe Whitehead.

Born in Halifax [13th November 1896].

In 1910, he arrived in the USA [3rd June 1910] aboard Friesland bound for Mrs Goodhall, his sister in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1917-18, his World War 1 Draft Registration Card, was recorded in Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania, USA.

In the US Federal Census [1920], Anthony (an operative in a cigar factory) and his father Joe were living in rented property in Philadelphia.

He married Mary [1901-1???].


Mary was born in Pennsylvania
 

By 1930, his mother Lucy was recorded with them in Philadelphia

Whitehead, Arthur
[1???-1???] Member of the Halifax Art Society

Whitehead, Barry
[19??-1944] During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 101st Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 1st July 1944.

He was buried at Chateaudun Eastern Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 2 599-601]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitehead, Benjamin
[1839-1896] Born in Norland.

He was a mechanic.

In [Q1] 1874, he married Elizabeth Goodyear [1841-1914] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the widow of
Joah Smith Goodyear
 

Children:

  1. David Brier

Whitehead, Charles Stuart
[18??-1???] Son of James Stuart Wortley Whitehead.

In 1884, he went to Sydney, Australia – possibly via New Zealand.

In 1889, he married Esther Nugent.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child

Whitehead, Clifford
[1898-1961] Born in Queensbury.

On 17th May 1919, he married Sarah Jane Furness in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was the daughter of
John Furness
 

Whitehead, David Brier
[1876-1967] Son of Benjamin Whitehead.

Born in Halifax

He was a mechanic [1898].

On 10th September 1898, he married Clara Turner in Halifax.


Clara was the daughter of Abraham Turner
 

Children:

  1. Joe [1898-1967]
  2. Albert [b 1900]
  3. Jack [1902-1990]
  4. Nellie [1904-1993] who married [Q2 1924] Sydney Dobson
  5. Walter [b 1906]
  6. Harry [1908-1961]

The children were born in Halifax

Whitehead, Eric
[19??-] JP.

He was Mayor of Calderdale [1981-1982] and Mayor of Halifax [1968-1969]

Whitehead, Frank
[1851-1893] Son of George Whitehead.

He was a tin plate maker working with his brothers William, Howarth, Anthony, and Sam trading as George Whitehead & Sons and Whitehead brothers, at Crescent Mill and Salford Old Foundry.

He married Hannah Crossley.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Ruth
  3. Alice
  4. Emily
  5. James
  6. Fanny
  7. George
  8. Harry

The family lived at Stansfield Street, Todmorden [1893].

On 8th December 1893 he died suddenly at the age of 42.

He was Grand Master of the Oddfellows in the District. On the Sunday following, 100 members of the Independent Order of Oddfellows met at the Oddfellows Hall, Todmorden, and walked in procession to Christ Church

Whitehead, Fred
[18??-19??] Son of Sam Whitehead, labourer.

He was an engineer of Bentley Street, Halifax [1916].

On 12th August 1916, he married Constance Emily Sladdin at Halifax Parish Church.


Constance Emily of Milton Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Frank Sladdin, tailor
 

Whitehead, Fred
[1879-19??] Son of John Sutcliffe Whitehead, painter.

He was innkeeper of an unidentified pub at St Georges, Sowerby [1906].


Question: Does anyone know which hostelry this may have been?

 

In 1906, he married Adelaide Chadwick [1878-19??].


Adelaide was the daughter of Thomas Chadwick, labourer
 

Whitehead, Fred
[1880-1918] (Possibly) Fred Kenyon Whitehead

He was employed at Mackintosh's.

In [Q4] 1907, he (possibly) married Louisa Ingleby in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Crossley Hill, Halifax
  • 443 Broad Oak, Hipperholme

During World War I, he served as a Private with D Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [26th August 1918] (aged 38).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Whitehead, Fred
[1881-1918] Son of Ellen & Richard Whitehead.

Born in Hipperholme.

In 1907, he married Louisa Ingleby.

They lived at

  • 443 Broad Oak, Hipperholme
  • Crossley Hill, Salterhebble

During World War I, he served as a Private with D Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 26th August 1918 (aged 37).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6].

Whitehead, Frederick
[19??-1943] Son of Ethel & Arthur Whitehead.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the General Service Corps.

He died 27th March 1943.

In [Q3] 1933, he married Winifred Gertrude Binns in Halifax.

They lived in Lightcliffe.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E Nonconformist 803]

Whitehead, G. T.
[18??-19??] General printer and bookbinder at Trinity Street, Halifax [1895, 1905]. Printed the Halifax Comet.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. George
  3. Kathleen [b 1893]

The family lived at 68 St Alban's Road, Skircoat Green [1914]

Whitehead, George
[1814-1883] Born in Sowerby.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / a stuff crabber [1861].

On 22nd January 1843, he married Agnes Smith at St Mary's Church, Lancaster.


Agnes was the daughter of Alice (née Whittingham) [1791-1880] & William Smith [1789-1849], innkeeper.

She had a son Richard Smith (father unknown), who was listed as Richard Whitehead [1851 & 1861 census].

She was a dress maker [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1845] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. John [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. Alice A. [b 1852] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  4. William [b 1856]
  5. James [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • Hodgson's Buildings, West Side of Turnpike Road, Halifax [1851]
  • West Side of Turnpike Road on Bradford Old Road, Northowram [1861]

Whitehead, George
[1821-1885] Son of John Whitehead.

Born in Todmorden.

In 1841, he was an apprentice tinner at Sutcliffe Buildings, Todmorden, with his father and brother William.

In 1851, he was an iron and tin plate worker in a partnership with his brothers Henry and William, trading as Whitehead Brothers, and employing 2 apprentices.

About 1890, he started up George Whitehead & sons without his brothers but with his sons and occupied the foundry at Salford Old Foundry and also Hall Ing.

He married Ellen Howarth.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary
  3. Howarth
  4. Frank
  5. Anthony
  6. Sam
  7. James
  8. Alice [1861-1890]
  9. Emma [1870-1889]

Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Chapel, Todmorden

Whitehead, George
[1892-1914] Son of G. T. Whitehead.

He was educated at Trinity School & Heath Grammar School / a member of Halifax Amateur Operatic Society / a traveller for his father's printing business.

He had been ill for a fortnight and died [3rd February 1914].

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Whitehead, Harry
[1879-19??] He was a horizontal borer [1911].

He married Ada, daughter of Jonathan Mallinson.

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1908]
  2. Maud [b 1909]

The family lived at 20 Belmont Street, Claremount [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were Ada's parents Betty and Jonathan Mallinson

Whitehead, Henry
[1817-1898] Son of John Whitehead.

Born in Todmorden.

In 1851, he was at Hall Ing, in partnership with his brothers George and William, employing 2 apprentices and trading as Whitehead Brothers.

He married Isabella.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Jane
  4. Ann
  5. Fred

The family lived at Waterfield Cottage, Patmos, Todmorden

Whitehead, Howarth
[1852-1910] Son of George Whitehead.

He was a tin plate maker working with his brothers – William, Frank, Anthony, and Sam - trading as George Whitehead & Sons and Whitehead brothers, at Crescent Mill and Salford Old Foundry.

He married (1) Ada.

Children:

  1. Ellen
  2. Ada

He married (2) Mary Grace Hitchen.

Children:

  1. Hilda

He married (3) Betty.

They had no children.

The family lived at 8 Victoria Road, Todmorden [1905].

Members of the family were buried at The Unitarian Sunday School graveyard, Todmorden

Whitehead, Isaac
[1798-1860] He was a cart driver [1851]

In 1819, he (possibly) married Hannah Brownridge [1794-18??].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1821]
  2. Anthony [b 1824]
  3. Joseph [b 1830]

Isaac (possibly) died in 1860 The family lived at Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1841, 1851]

Whitehead, Rev J. T.
[18??-19??] He was at Merthyr Tydfil before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [1923]

Whitehead, James
[1794-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Whitehead, James
[1822-18??] A damask weaver of Haley Hill.

He worked at James Akroyd & Sons Limited.

He had been an overlooker, but he was sent back to work on the looms on account of his inefficiency. 3 weeks earlier, he had been dismissed when he refused to take on another warp.

On 15th November 1872, he was outside the Coach & Horses, Halifax when he shot – at a range of 3 yards – and wounded John Edward Champney, a director of Akroyd's, whom he had been following down Haley Hill.

The injuries were not serious. A bullet – crudely made by Whitehead from an iron weaving rod – was found lodged in Champney's skin, and another between his waistcoat and braces.

On 6th December 1872, he was indicted for feloniously shooting at Champney, with intent to kill and murder, at Halifax. He was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Whitehead, James Stuart Wortley
[1835-1894]

On 9th June 1858, he married Charlotte Sophia Freeman in Bradford.


Charlotte Sophia was the daughter of
James Freeman
 

Children:

  1. Charles Stuart

James Stuart died in Halifax [Q4 1894] (aged 59).

Charlotte Sophia died in Scarborough [Q1 1900] (aged 62) 

Whitehead, Joe
[1860-19??] Son of Anthony Whitehead.

He was a cotton maker-up [1881] / a maker-up of New Road, Sowerby [1886] / a cotton maker-up [1901].

On 5th July 1886, he married Lucy Ann Simpson [1863-19??].


Lucy Ann, of King Cross, Skircoat, was the daughter of Benjamin Simpson, mason
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1889]
  2. Herbert [b 1892]
  3. Anthony

The family lived at

  • Rochdale Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Armitage Road, Halifax [1901]

In the US Federal Census [1920], Joe & Anthony (an operative in a cigar factory) were living in rented property in Philadelphia.

By 1930, Lucy was recorded with them in Philadelphia

Whitehead, John
[1???-18??] Son of John Whitehead.

In the 1830s, he joined his father in cotton spinning at Upper Lumb Mill

Whitehead, John
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Upper Lumb Mill.

His son joined him in the business.

In the 1830s, it was recorded that they employed 58 workers, and their young employees did not work overtime.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Whitehead, John
[1790-186?] Known as Jack o' th' Tinner's.

Born in Bury

He was a brazier and tinner at Sutcliffe's Buildings, Todmorden [1837] / a tinner at Sutcliffe Buildings, Todmorden, with sons George and William (his apprentices) [1841] / a journeyman iron & tin plate worker at Hall Ing, Todmorden [1851]

He married Mary

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. George
  3. William

He died in Todmorden [after 1861]

Whitehead, John
[1795-1832] Of Elland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph who died in infancy & was buried with his father

John died 2nd January 1832 (aged 37).

He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: B5]

Whitehead, John Brooks
[1843-1918] Born in Halifax.

He took over from his father-in-law John Horsfall as landlord of the Sun Inn, Halifax [1869, 1874].

He was a wine merchant (employer) [1901]

On 24th September 1867, he married Emma Horsfall [1844-1909] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma was the daughter of John Horsfall
 

Children:

  1. Samuel Horsfall [1870-1871]
  2. Lillian Annie [1874-1938] who married Harry Hind
  3. Louis John [1876-1883]

Whitehead, Joseph Sutcliffe
[1840-1891] Born in Norland.

He was a painter [1881].

On 20th March 1862, he married Sarah Ann Crabtree [1844-1910] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1862-1921] who married Henry Mitchell
  2. Edwin [1869-1905]
  3. Emma [1872-1948]
  4. John [1875-1942]
  5. Fred [1879-1953]
  6. Alice [b 1883]

The family lived at

Joseph was killed by a train [January 1891].

He was buried at St Luke's Church, Norland [25th January 1891].

Sarah Ann was buried at St Luke's Church, Norland [19th April 1910]

Whitehead, Lydia
[1830-1896] Daughter of William Whitehead.

Born in Lightcliffe.

Baptised at Lightcliffe [6th June 1830].

She was engaged as a nursemaid to the children of Edward Armytage after his wife's death.

In 1846, Lydia – then a 15½ year-old servant girl – had an illegitimate son – William Edward Armytage Axon – fathered by Edward Armytage.

The child was born in Manchester and adopted by the Axon family, and he took their surname.

Lydia kept in touch with her son, and he spent holidays with her on the family farm.

She married (1) Elijah Mitchell.

Family stories tell how, after Edward Armytage's business failed and he fell on hard times, Lydia returned and nursed him on his deathbed

Elijah died January 1887.

After his death, Lydia continued to farm.

She left Highfield Farm [April 1891] and went to live with her daughter Grace.

On 13th May 1896, Lydia married (3) Samuel Wood She died less than 2 months after marrying Samuel

She was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Whitehead, Marshall
[1900-1920] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at Hope Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers in France, and with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in Ireland.

On 20th September 1920, he was involved in an ambush in Church Street, Dublin, and was shot in the stomach by Sinn Fein. He died 2 hours later.

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

Kevin Barry [aged 18], a medical student, was court martialled and hanged on 1st November 1920 for the shooting

Whitehead, Martha
[16??-17??] Second wife of Thomas Cordingley

Whitehead, Moses Wilkinson
[1796-1872] Born in Durham.

He was a mariner [1841] / a merchant seaman [1861].

He married Jemima Farrar.


Jemima was the daughter of
John Farrar
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1823]
  2. Jemima [b 1826]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  4. Dorothy [b 1831]

The family lived at

  • Bath Street, South Shields [1841]

Moses died in Tynemouth [Q2 1872]

Whitehead, Rev Robert
[16??-1699] BA.

Educated at Brasenose College Oxford. Curate at Todmorden [1699]

Whitehead, Sam
[1857-1926] Son of George Whitehead.

He was a tin plate maker working with his brothers William, Howarth, Frank, and Anthony trading as George Whitehead & Sons and Whitehead brothers, at Crescent Mill and Salford Old Foundry.

He married Zillah Barker

Whitehead, Samuel
[1800-18??] He was a woolsorter [1851].

He married Hannah [1802-1???].

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1832]
  2. George [b 1835]
  3. Jane [b 1839]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1842]

The family lived at Pullman's Buildings, Haugh Shaw Road [1851]

Whitehead, Samuel
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Old Crispin, Halifax [1860, 1864].

He gave evidence in the trial of his servant Mary German.

In 1860, he was one of a number of publicans charged with the adulteration of their beer by using grains of paradise in brewing. Whitehead claimed that the offence had been done by his brewer Shoesmith. The bench considered that the defendant was liable for the act of his servant. He was fined £50. Renewal of his licence was challenged because his offence.

Druggist Richard Toone was charged and fined £125 for supplying the grains

Whitehead, Stuart
[18??-18??] Established Stuart Whitehead & Company.

He lived at Savile Park Road, Halifax [1874]

Whitehead, Thomas
[18??-1879] He lived at Leafland Street, Halifax.

He was killed in an explosion at the works on 9th October 1879. He left a wife and 4 children

Whitehead, Thomas Charles
[1820-1897] Born 13th September 1820.

Woolstapler at Halifax.

In [Q2] 1852, he married (1) Margaret Stansfield [1823-1873] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Anne [1852-1887] who married Joseph Arthur Wood and was buried at Weston super Mare
  2. son
  3. Thomas Henry who was curate of Stirchley, Shropshire

Margaret died 22nd September 1873.

In [Q4] 1874, he married (2) Ellen Mitchell [1838-1913] in Camberwell.

The family lived at

Thomas Charles died 21st April 1897.

Ellen died 27th October 1913.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Whitehead, Thomas Edward
[1859-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron moulder [1881, 1891] / an iron moulder engines [1901] / a lamplighter & shop keeper general dealer [1911].

An article in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle [24th May 1907], celebrating the anniversary of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School, noted that he was


choirmaster there for 12 years, teacher for 9 years, book steward for 6 years, secretary for 6 years, a member of the Band of Hope for 39 years, connected with the chapel choir for 36 years, and secretary to the Free Church Council of Sowerby Bridge for 6 years
 

In 1878, he married Martha Ann Helliwell [1858-19??] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Cragg Vale
 

Children:

  1. Mary Harriet [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner half-timer [1891]
  2. Beatrice Alice [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner half-timer [1891], an assistant school mistress [1901]
  3. Granville [b 1896] who was a taker off worsted mill [1911]
  4. Dorothy [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Earnings Place, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 16 Albert Road, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 12 Lord Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 33 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was visitor Maud Lilian Gledhill [aged 5].

Living with them [in 1911] was a boarder John Thomas Orme [aged 45] (bazaar decorator, clerk) 

Whitehead, Tom
[19??-19??] Local artist. Member of the Halifax Art Society

Whitehead, W.
[18??-1916]

He married J.

They lived at 477 Rochdale Road, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 23rd July 1916.

He was buried at Merville Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XI A 25]

Whitehead, Wallace
[1884-1918] DCM.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a dyer's labourer [1911].

On 28th December 1907, he married Ellen [1874-1955] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Ellen was born in Liverpool.

In [Q4] 1894, she married Thomas Davies [1874-1902] in Liverpool.

They had 3 children:

  1. Louisa [1896-1949] who was a wire weaver [1911]
  2. Thomas [1898-1974] who was a part-timer cop twiner [1911]
  3. Ellen [1900-1921]

Thomas died in 1902.

Ellen was a wire weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1913]
  2. Clifford [b 1915]

The family lived at 2 Industrial Place, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

He served with the Gordon Highlanders during World War I. Corporal Whitehead was awarded the DCM ...

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher-bearer fo over 24 hours without rest. He carried in 2 wounded officers unaided, after other stretcher-bearers had become casualties in attempting to do so [6th February 1918]

He was promoted to Sergeant.

Wallace died of wounds to the back and arm [30th July 1918]

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

He was buried at Senlis French National Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II B 53].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby, and on the family grave at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery.

Ellen died 23rd March 1955 (aged 80) 

Whitehead, Walter Kenyon
[1886-1917] Son of William Maude Whitehead.

Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's finisher piece examiner [1901] / a woollen cloth dyer's warehouseman [1911] / employed at Washer Lane Dye Works.

In April 1909, he enlisted at Halifax for four years as a Territorial with the Yorkshire Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance. He was discharged at end of his term [April 1913].

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was invalided home with trench feet [January 1917], and returned to the Front [February 1917].

He was killed by a sniper consolidating the ground captured at Inverness Copse, at the Battle of Passchendaele [20th September 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [20th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, at King Cross Cemetery, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Whitehead, William
[1798-1864] He was a farmer in Lightcliffe [1829].

He married Grace Mitchell [1805-18??].

Children:

  1. Lydia

William died in 1864.

In 1872, Grace married W. J. Fearnley

Whitehead, William
[1819-1892] He was landlord of the King's Head, Halifax [1841] / landlord of the New Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1845, 1861, 1864].

On 17th October 1862, he married Mary Smith at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of Whitehead Smith
 

Whitehead, William
[1827-1874] Son of John Whitehead.

Born in Todmorden.

In 1841, he was an apprentice tinner at Sutcliffe Buildings, Todmorden, with his father and brother George.

In 1851, he was an iron and tin plate worker at Hall Ing, Todmorden in partnership with his brothers Henry and George, employing 2 apprentices, and trading as Whitehead Brothers.

Partner in Whitehead Brothers.

He lived at Ridge Street, Todmorden [1905]

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Lucy
  2. Frances
  3. Arthur Othello

Whitehead, William
[1847-1909] Son of George Whitehead.

He was a tin plate maker working with his brothers Howarth, Frank, Anthony, and Sam trading as George Whitehead & Sons and Whitehead brothers, at Crescent Mill and Salford Old Foundry.

He never married.

He was buried at Unitarian Chapel, Todmorden.

On 27th January 1912, a portrait of William was unveiled at the Unitarian Sunday School

Whitehead, William Chantler
[18??-18??] BA.

Educated at St John's College Cambridge. He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1862]

Whitehead, William Maude
[1860-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a woolsorter of Washer Lane, Skircoat [1884] / a wool sorter [1891] / a dyeing machine minder in piece dyehouse [1901] / a woollen cloth dyer's labourer [1911].

In 1884, he married Julia Ann Kenyon [1862-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.


Julia Ann, of King Cross, was the daughter of James Kenyon, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Walter Kenyon
  2. Alice Maude [b 1888] who was a housemaid [1901], a housekeeper [1911]

The family lived at

  • 12 Upper Washer Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 66 Upper Washer Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Julia Ann died in Halifax in 1900 (aged 37) 

Whitehead, Willie
[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

 

Whitehead surname

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

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Whitehead, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Whitehead:


Marriages 1865, 1876, 1891, 1894, 1898, 1935; Deaths 1866, 1900
 



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