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Barker, MrRef 83-3411
[1???-18??] On 24th November 1838, a notice in The Leeds Mercury announced that
On Tuesday, 20th November 1838, as Mr Barker of the King's Arms, Halifax, and late of Swan Bank Colliery, was proceeding down Godley Lane to Leeds, accompanied by several friends in a car, the horse took fright and the party was overturned. Mr Barker, we are sorry to learn, received such injury to his legs, as may render amputation necessary to preserve his life

Barker, MrRef 83-83
[17??-18??]

In 1798, he married Grace.

Children:

  1. Lydia [b 1825] who was a worsted warper [1851]
  2. Samuel
  3. Edward [b 1831] who was a machine maker [1851]
  4. William [b 1834] who was a wool sorter [1851]

They lived at 1 Church Yard, Halifax [1851].

Grace was widowed by 1851

Barker, MrRef 83-72
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Alfred

Barker, Rev A.Ref 83-2247
[17??-18??] Pastor at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1799-1803]

Barker, AbrahamRef 83-1030
[17??-18??] Gent.

He lived at Stoney Lee, Todmorden

Barker, AbrahamRef 83-1823
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Cockden Mill, Stansfield [1797] and Cross Lee Mill, Stansfield [1804].

In 1805, he was declared bankrupt and sold the Cockden Mill

Barker, AbrahamRef 83-1773
[1836-1906] Son of James Barker.

He was a master cotton spinner [1871, 1881] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1891] / a partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker [1871, 1877, 1905].

In 1863, he married Hannah Bentley [1834-1898] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. James William
  2. Annie [b 1867]

They lived at

  • Barker Street, Stansfield [1871]
  • 3 Harley Villas, Todmorden [1905, 1906]
  • 13 Victoria Road, Stansfield [1881]
  • 2 Harley Villas, Harley Bank, Stansfield [1891]
  • 3 Harley Villas, Todmorden [1901]

He died 5th June 1906

Barker, AlanRef 83-341
[19??-19??] MR, BChir.

Only son of J. W. Barker.

On 12th April 1928, he married Margaret Lulu Johnston from Whitstable

Barker, AlfredRef 83-7
[18??-1???] Son of William Barker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Clara Hannah [1884-1942] who married Frederick Alfred Crabtree

Barker, AlfredRef 83-73
[18??-1???] Son of Mr Barker.

In 1869, he married Sarah Sutcliffe at Halifax Parish Church

Barker, AlfredRef 83-59
[18??-18??] He was a mechanic.

In [Q2] 1868, he married Betsey Vining Bellwoon [18??-1???] in Rochdale.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Fred

4 sons served in World War I; Fred was killed in action.

After Alfred's death, Betsey married [Q1 1899] Thomas Fielding in Halifax

Barker, AlfredRef 83-6780
[1840-1919] Son of Robert Barker.

He married Ann [1840-1877].

Children:

  1. Hamer [1864-1887]
  2. Jim [1869-1919]

The family lived at

  • Cloughfoot
  • Midgelden [1919]

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Barker, Alfred FrederickRef 83-80
[1854-1892] Born in Cambridge.

He was a brushmaker [1891].

In [Q1] 1879, he married Emma Oldfield [1854-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax


Question: Does anyone know who Emma's parents were?

 

 

Children:

  1. Fred B. [b 1880]
  2. Lilian G. [b 1885]
  3. Raymond [b 1889]

They lived at 62 Green Lane, Halifax [1891].

Alfred Frederick died 10th June 1892 (aged 38).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3813]

Barker, AllanRef 83-65
[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

Barker, ArthurRef 83-38
[1860-19??] No father was shown on his marriage record.

He was a woollen finisher of Booth, Luddenden [1919].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1919, he married (2) Emily Murgatroyd.


Emily, of Chapel Street, Luddenden, was the daughter of
William Murgatroyd
 

Barker, ArthurRef 83-77
[1868-1924] Born in Southowram.

He was a master butcher [1911].

In [Q1] 1892, he married Susannah Ingham in Halifax


Susannah was born in Southowram, the daughter of
John Ingham
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1895] who was a mill operative [1911]
  2. Laurence Herman [b 1904]
  3. Kathleen [b 1906]

The family lived at 3 High Field View, Southowram [1911]

Arthur died in Prestatyn, Wales [25th July 1924] (aged 55).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D25].


Details of Susannah's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Barker, ArthurRef 83-3158
[1874-1???] Son of Mark Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1891] / a spirit merchant [1901]

Barker, ArthurRef 83-27
[1924-1943] Son of Annie & Arthur Barker of Todmorden

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 140th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 7th May 1943 (aged 19).

He was buried at Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref IV B 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, CharlesRef 83-4
[17??-1???] He married Susan Hamer.

Children:

  1. Robert

Barker, CharlesRef 83-33
[1857-1893] Born in Burnley, Lancashire.

He was a cotton weaver [1891].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Elizabeth Margaret Dwyer [1864-1???] in Todmorden.


Elizabeth was born in St Nicholas, Gloucester
 

Children:

  1. Agnes Mary [b 1882] who was a cotton cardroom hand [1901]
  2. George [b 1884] who was a cotton weaver [1893, 1901]
  3. James Willie
  4. Annie [b 1889] who was a cotton spinner [1891, 1901]
  5. Norah [b 1892]
  6. Mary [b 1893]

They lived at

  • 19 Derby Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1891]
  • 4 Mechanic Street, Todmorden [1901]

Charles died in Todmorden in 1893 (aged 26)  In 1901, Elizabeth married William Francis Brown

Barker, Charles TrevelyanRef 83-3160
[1890-19??] Son of John Fielden Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He and his brother Herman established the Phoenix Cycle Works.

He was a chauffeur [1911].

He lived with his father in Todmorden [1911]

Barker, CrossleyRef 83-13
[1853-1927] Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker [1902].

He married Eliza Brook [1854-1???].


Eliza was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [1879-1927] who married Ewart Gladstone Hirst

Barker, DavidRef 83-3167
[17??-18??] He married Ann Waterhouse.

Children:

  1. Jonathan [bapt 1804]
  2. Cecilia [bapt 1808]
  3. Lycias

Barker, DavidRef 83-3292
[1816-1872] Landlord of the New Delight, Wainstalls [1871] and the Fountain Head, Pellon [1872].

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [3rd April 1872]

Barker, DonaldRef 83-556
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Barker, Donald SchofieldRef 83-43
[19??-1946]

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

He died 24th July 1946.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [1 A 1239]

Barker, EdmundRef 83-93
[1864-19??] Son of Joseph Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a stone mason [1881, 1891, 1901] / a stone mason (own account) [1911].

In 1890, he married Sarah Sutcliffe [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Royd House, Stansfield, was the daughter of Abraham Sutcliffe, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Fred

The family lived at

  • Knotts Road, Stansfield [1890, 1891]
  • Knotts Wood, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were Edmund's sisters Minna & Alice

Barker, EdwinRef 83-781
[1871-19??] Son of William Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic apprentice [1891] / a machine tool maker (employer) [1901, 1911] / a partner in Smith, Barker & Willson Limited.

He retired in 1912, and his position was filled by J. Richardson.

In 1902, he married Emily Lord [1880-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1904]
  2. Margaret [b 1910]

The family lived at 14 Clevedon Place, Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1911]

Barker, EliasRef 83-1771
[1863-19??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a partner in Mitchell & Barker [1905] / a cotton warpdresser (worker) [1911].

In 1893, he married Grace Butterworth [1863-19??] from Erringden, in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1896]
  2. Frances [b 1899]
  3. Austen Stansfield [b 1901]
  4. Edna May [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 21 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 54 Claremont Place, Todmorden [1905]
  • Kilnhurst, Todmorden [1911]

Grace's mother Mary Butterworth was living with them [1901, 1911]

Barker, ElizabethRef 83-2883
[18??-1???] Of Back Brook Street, Todmorden.

On 22nd September 1875, she was charged with having stolen a hearth rug valued at 15/- from Rev J. Constance. She was remanded in custody for trial at the next quarter sessions

Barker, EnochRef 83-1825
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner and manufacturer at Hudson's Mill, Heptonstall around 1825

Barker, ErnestRef 83-69
[1???-1916] From Johannesburg.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Regiment South African Infantry.

He was killed [14th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4C], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

He had relatives in Halifax

Barker, ErnestRef 83-5400
[1871-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a yarn warehouseman [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1898, he married Elizabeth Ann Hubbard [1876-19??].


Elizabeth Ann came from West Bilney, Norfolk.

Neighbour Henry Hubbard was also born in West Bilney, Norfolk

 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1900]
  2. Blanche [b 1902]
  3. Harold [b 1904]
  4. Clifford [b 1906]
  5. Lewis [b 1909]

They lived at 4 The Square, Bank Top [1901, 1911]

Barker, ErnestRef 83-20
[1882-1918] Son of Frank Barker.

He was a reed maker with John Starkie & Sons [1901].

During World War I, he enlisted [26th May 1917], and served as a Driver with the 80th Battery 15th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He went to Italy [December 1917], and to France [1st April 1918].

He died on active service in France [13th April 1918] (aged 36).

The Todmorden & District News [3rd May 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried near the north side of the church in Haverskerque Churchyard, France.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £52 4/2d.

Probate was granted to his mother Sarah Ann.

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

Barker, ErnestRef 83-24
[1899-1918] Son of John Thomas.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [Grave Ref IV G 6]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, FrancisRef 83-52
[18??-19??]

He married Martha Lister.

Children:

  1. John Francis

They lived at

  • 37 Half House Lane, Hove Edge
  • 19 Pond Terrace, Hove Edge

Barker, FrankRef 83-35
[1862-1916] Born in Todmorden.

He was a groom [1891] / a carter at reed works [1901].

On 12th March 1883, he married Sarah Ann Mitchell [1862-1926] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Sarah Ann was born in Bacup, the daughter of
Thomas Mitchell

She was a cotton rover [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Tom [b 1886] who was a bus guard livery
  3. Edgar [b 1892]
  4. Sam [b 1895]
  5. Fred [b 1900]

They lived at

  • 26 Pexwood, Todmorden [with Sarah Ann's parents 1891]
  • 1 & 7 Watty Hole, Todmorden [1901]
  • 6 Lewis Street, Shade, Todmorden [1918, 1936]

Living with them [in 1901] was lodger James Gibson [b 1850] (cotton weaver).

Son Ernest was killed in World War I, and Edgar & Sam also served.

Frank died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [December 1916].

Sarah Ann died at 6 Lewis Street, Todmorden [April 1936].

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Frank [1st January 1917]; Sarah Ann [17th April 1936]

Barker, FrankRef 83-95
[1873-19??] Son of Luke Barker [1839-19??].

Born in Todmorden.

He was a clog maker [1911] / a clogger [1901].

In 1892, he married Clara Marshall [1873-19??] in Todmorden.


Clara was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1893] who was a cotton spinning weaver [1911]
  2. John Luke
  3. Florrie [b 1898] who was a cotton spinning weaver [1911]
  4. Bernice [b 1900]
  5. Gladys [b 1902]
  6. Nellie [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 12 Brewery Street, Lydgate Todmorden [1901, 1911]
  • 2 Lily Bank Terrace, Lineholme, Todmorden [1916]

Living with them [in 1911] was Frank's widowed father

Barker, Frank AstinRef 83-28
[1897-1915] Son of James Barker.

He was employed in the family iron foundry & millwright business at Salford, Todmorden.

During World War I, he and his elder brother James Hindley enlisted at an early recruiting meeting, and they served with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed at Gallipoli [6th May 1915] (aged 17).

The Todmorden & District News [21st May 1915] published an obituary.

He was buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref A 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, FredRef 83-71
[18??-1???] Son of Mr Barker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sam

Barker, FredRef 83-82
[1868-19??] Son of Samuel Barker.

He was a carpet weaver [1891, 1901].

He married Emma [1869-1913].

Emma died 5th October 1913 (aged 44) 

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3717] with Fred's father.


Details of Fred's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Barker, FredRef 83-46
[1881-1916] Son of Alfred Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Church / a labourer of Ann Street, Halifax [1907] / a dyer's labourer [1911] / employed in the dyehouse at Crossley's, Dean Clough.

In [Q3] 1907, he married Annie Dugmore Siddle [1883-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie spinster of Ann Street, Halifax, was born in Morecambe, Lancashire, the daughter of William Siddle, cattle foreman
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 1 Queen's Court, Orange Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 22 Corporation Street, Halifax

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

He served in Egypt and the Dardanelles, and at Suvla Bay

He was killed in action [28th September 1916] (aged 35).

The Halifax Courier [28th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Barker, FredRef 83-48
[1884-1917] Son of Thomas Barker.

He was a member of Lindwell Primitive Methodist Church, Greetland / a silk dresser [1901, 1911] / employed at Woodfield Mill, Greetland.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He returned to England with trench feet [December 1916], and went back to France [March 1917].

He died of gunshot wounds in No.24 Casualty Clearing Station, Italy [14th December 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy [Grave Ref 2 G 3]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Barker, FredRef 83-18
[1893-1916] Son of Edmund Barker.

He was a member of All Saints' Church, Harley Wood & Sunday School / a stone mason [1911] / employed by Joseph Sutcliffe, joiner & builder in Todmorden.

He lived at Fern Cottage, Knotts Wood.

During World War I, he enlisted [27th January 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [21st September 1916] after a piece of shrapnel had damaged his lungs.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [29th September 1916] published an obituary, and his photo appeared in the Todmorden & District News [13th October 1916].

He was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, FredRef 83-3178
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1979-1980]

Barker, FredericRef 83-2664
[1825-1864] Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Southowram.

He was a manufactory chemist [1851].

In 1857, he married Elizabeth Thomas in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Townshend Thomas
 

Barker, Rev G. HeathcoteRef 83-1481
[18??-19??] Minister at Bolton Brow Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. He lived at Beech Royd, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Barker, GeorgeRef 83-3175
[1833-1???] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a silk spinner master [1871] / a silk spinner [1881] / a widower. silk spinner. employer [1891]. Partner in Barkers & Butterworth with his brother Robert.

He married Elizabeth [1831-18??] from Rastrick. He was a widower by 1891.

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 1854] who married Mr Foster

The family lived at

  • Little Woodhouse, Rastrick [1861]
  • 32 Waterloo Road, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]
  • 3 Bellevue Terrace, Hipperholme with Brighouse [next door to his  brother Robert 1881]
  • Belle Vue Place, Whinney Hill, Hipperholme, Hipperholme with  Brighouse [with his widowed daughter Fanny and her children,  next door to his brother Robert 1891]

Barker, GeorgeRef 83-431
[1878-1940] Son of John Schofield Barker.

Born in Liversedge.

He was an apprentice gardener [1891] / an off-licensed grocer [1911] / a member of the Halifax & District Off-Licence Holders' Association  [1917-1940] / a Labour Councillor for Southowram Ward [1920-1940] / Chairman of the Improvements Committee / Alderman [1932] / Magistrate [1933] / Mayor of Halifax [1939-1940 (July)].

On the Improvements Committee, he was interested in the improvement schemes for King Cross Street, King Cross Lane, and Backhold

In 1901, he married Ethel Brier [1878-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1904]
  2. Ruth [b 1905]
  3. Dorothy [b 1910]

They lived at 4-6 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1911, 1939].

Living with them [in 1911] was Lewis Brier [b 1869] an unmarried woolsorter.

In November 1939, he was travelling in the official car when it was involved in an accident at Cheapside, Halifax.

George collapsed and died during the speech day ceremony at Crossley & Porter on 30th July 1940. 8 days later, John Radcliffe was elected Mayor to fill the vacancy

Barker, George NormanRef 83-49
[1898-1918] Son of Emma & John William Barker of Crossfield, Stainland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 15th August 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I A 8]

Barker, GordonRef 83-50
[1895-1918] Son of William Barker.

Born in Shelf.

He was assistant organist at St Thomas's Church, Greetland / a grocer's assistant (Co-operative society) [1911] / in Sowerby Bridge for 4½ years / in Colne for 2 years / a traveller then assistant manager (Co-operative society) in Market  Weighton.

In [Q2] 1918, he married Gertrude Kneeshaw in Pocklington.


Gertrude was the daughter of Charles Kneeshaw of Market Weighton
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy G. [b 1919]

They lived at York Road, Market Weighton.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], and served with the Coldstream Guards.

He was recommended for a commission, after showing courage & devotion to duty in a raid near Boesinghe [27th September 1917], in which he dragged a man from the mud & water and carried him to safety whilst under heavy machine-gun fire.

He served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was badly wounded in the abdomen, back and head, and died from his wounds [23rd October 1918] (aged 23). The Halifax Courier [2nd November 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

Barker, GraceRef 83-5001
[1749-1817] She married (1) John Sutcliffe.

After John's death [1792], she married James Haigh.

She and James ran the Navigation Inn, Gauxholme.

James died 1807 leaving money to various people, but his land, household furniture, brewing stock, cattle and chattels were left to his surviving wife Grace.

She continued at the Navigation until her own death in 1817. She was known as Old Grace of the Navigation

Barker, HarryRef 83-53
[1890-1918] Born in Brighouse.

In 1912, he married Elsie Bass in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Garden Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died in France [13th May 1918].

He was buried at Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France [Grave Ref I H 8]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Barker, HawksworthRef 83-1775
[1868-1915] Son of William Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton manufacturer [1891] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer (employer) [1901, 1911] / a partner in William Barker Limited [1905].

In 1898, he married Emily Holt [1868-19??] in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Longfield Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1905]
  • 2 Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1911]

Barker, HelliwellRef 83-66
[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

Barker, HenryRef 83-1567
[1834-1913] Around 1858, he established business as a draper in Southgate, Halifax.

Around 1889, he moved to Wardle to engage in farming.

The business became E. Brown & Company.

Henry died 30th January 1913 (aged 79) 

Barker, HerbertRef 83-2245
[1876-19??] Son of Mark Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1891] / a spirit merchant [1901] / a partner in Crossley & Barker / a retired wine and spirit merchant [1911].

In 1901, he married Clara King [1875-19??] in Halifax

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1908]
  2. Margaret [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 18 Heath Lane, Skircoat [1905]
  • 138 Skircoat Road, Halifax [1911]

Barker, HerbertRef 83-12
[1893-1979] DCM, MM.

Son of Fred Barker, licensee.

Born 19th June 1893.

He was a packer [1919] / a cotton weaver [1939].

On 16th August 1919, he married Alice Greenwood [1899-1983] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Alice [b 11th January 1899] came from Beanhole Head, and was the daughter of William Greenwood, farmer at Beanhole Farm.

She was a cotton weaver [1939]

 

Children:

  1. a daughter Leslie [1920-1985] who was a cotton weaver [1939]

They lived at 2 Cornfield Street, Millwood [1939]

During World War I, he served as a Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal for


conspicuous gallantry and devotion
 

Barker, Herbert H.Ref 83-67
[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

Barker, Herman EdgarRef 83-288
[1878-19??] Son of John Fielden Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a joiner's assistant [1891] / a fireman & engine (stationary) [1901] / a motor salesman [1911].

He and his brother Trevelyan established the Phoenix Cycle Works.

He lived at

  • with his family [until 1901]
  • (Hotel) 120 to 124 Newport Street, Bolton [1911]

Barker, Rev J.Ref 83-17
[1???-18??] Methodist New Connexion minister.

In 1841, he was expelled. This caused many of the 82 members of Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel to leave the Connexion

Barker, J. W.Ref 83-326
[18??-19??] Of Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alan

Barker, JackRef 83-62
[1916-1942] Son of Lily & Ezra Barker.

He married Dinah.

They lived in Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with A Squadron 10th Royal Hussars Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 28th May 1942 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [Grave Ref 18], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Barker, JamesRef 83-79
[17??-18??] He & Grace Crabtree are mentioned in a Court report of 5th September 1807.


The Order of Thomas Horton Esq, and Henry William Coulthard Esq, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace made the 5th day of September 1807 concerning a male bastard child born within the township of Heptonstall upon the body of Grace Crabtree, single woman which said child hath been, and continues to be chargeable to the said township of Heptonstall where the Overseers and Churchwardens complain. Upon examination of the cause and circumstances we do hereby declare and adjudge that the said child born upon the said Grace Crabtree continues to be chargeable and that James Barker of the township of Heptonstall, a weaver, is the putative father and that the said James Barker shall, for the months lying-in of the said Grace Crabtree pay or cause to be paid to the Overseers and Churchwardens Two Pounds Fifteen shillings and shall also pay Eighteen pence and we do hereby order that the said Grace Crabtree should pay or cause to be paid Nine pence towards maintenance of the said child.

Dated 5th September 1807

 

Barker, JamesRef 83-1632
[18??-18??] Cotton spinner at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1861]

Barker, JamesRef 83-2927
[1812-18??] He was a manufacturer [1841] / a grocer & draper [1851] / a cotton spinner employing 24 hands [1861] / a grocer and draper at Gandy Bridge, Todmorden [1871]

He married Susan [1816-1???].

Children:

  1. Shadrach
  2. Abraham
  3. Ann [b 1840]
  4. Grace [b 1844]
  5. Mary [b 1847]
  6. John

The family lived at

  • Ashen Hurst, Stansfield [living with a farmer Susan Clegg  (aged 70) 1841]
  • Blind Lane, Todmorden [1851]
  • Draper's Shop, 1 Gandy Bridge, Stansfield [1861]
  • 7 Gandy Bridge, Stansfield [1871]

Barker, JamesRef 83-6700
[1840-1906] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was an engineer and millwright at Phoenix Ironworks, Todmorden / A Member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians, being ultimately  appointed Chairman.

He married (1) married Ellen Holt.

Children:

  1. Sarah

He married (2) married Emma Cockcroft.

Children:

  1. Abraham Cockcroft
  2. James Percival
  3. Robert William

The family lived at Leeming Hall, Todmorden [from before 1881 to 1891].

He removed to Harrogate.

In his younger days he followed the Todmorden hounds, and on removing to Harrogate again indulged in this favourite pastime.

He died at his residence, Barcroft, Wetherby Lane, Harrogate.

He was buried at Harlow Cemetery, Harrogate

Barker, JamesRef 83-1686
[1862-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a millwright, engine maker, iron founder [1891] / a millwright, engineer, iron founder [1901] / an engineer and millwright (employer) [1911] / a partner in Astin & Barker.

In 1885, he married Effie Annie Hindley [1866-1917] in Prestwich, Lancashire.


Effie Annie came from Eccles
 

Children:

  1. Eva [b 1887]
  2. Dorothy [b 1888]
  3. Phyllis [b 1890] who was an engineer's clerk [1911]
  4. Susie [b 1892] who was a college student for teacher  [1911]
  5. James Hindley [b 1896] who was an apprentice moulder  [1911] & was badly-injured at  Gallipoli
  6. Frank Astin
  7. Arthur Astin [b 1900]
  8. Charles Hindley [b 1903]
  9. Jack Astin [b 1907]

They lived at

  • 5 Harley Villas, Harley Bank, Todmorden [1891]
  • 4 Woodlands, Todmorden [1901]
  • Elder Bank, Walsden [1905, 1911]

Many of the family were partners in Astin & Barker. When the business wound up in 19??, the sons emigrated: Arthur going to the USA

Barker, James RichardRef 83-9
[1856-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a books & music seller [1891].

In [Q3] 1877, he married Alice Radcliffe [1858-19??] from Sowerby Bridge, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Julia [b 1882]
  3. Radcliffe [b 1885]
  4. Horace [b 1890]
  5. Selwin [b 1891]

The family lived at 17 Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Barker, James RoperRef 83-41
[1881-1915] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was an estate agent [1911].

On 20th April 1904, he married Jessy Wright [1879-19??] in Halifax.


Jessy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1905-1908]

They lived at 9 St John's Lane, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment.

He was killed in action [5th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 49 & 51].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In 1913, Jessy married Ehud Morrison Lingard in Halifax

Barker, James WilliamRef 83-1743
[18??-19??] Of Wellington Road, Todmorden. Partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker [1905]

Barker, James WillieRef 83-21
[1887-1916] Son of Charles Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton warehouse man [1891, 1901] / a cotton weaver for Richard Thomas & Sons, Hebden Bridge [1911] / a popular bass vocalist / a member of Todmorden Male Voice Choir / a member of Hebden Bridge Male Voice Choir / associated with Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden and Sunday  School.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Betsy Parker in Todmorden.

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 12 Edward Street, Todmorden [1916]
  • Burnt Acres Farm, Eastwood, Todmorden

During World War I, he enlisted in January 1915, and served as a Gunner with C Battery 87th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He went to the Front [19th July 1915].

He was killed by a shell [22nd March 1916] (aged 29).

The Halifax Courier [1st April 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref II U 12].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Barker, JobRef 83-85
[1809-1874]

He married Grace [1815-1891].

Job died 2nd June 1874 (aged 65).

Grace died 1st August 1891 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1226]

Barker, JobRef 83-37
[1828-1???] Illegitimate son of Nanny Barker of Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [16th March 1828]

Barker, JohnRef 83-57
[1858-1895] Born in Walsden.

He was a coal delver [1884] / a coal miner [1891].

On 26th January 1884, he married Sarah Ann Jackson at Register Office, Todmorden.


Sarah Ann, of Higher Wicket, Walsden, was born in Walsden, the daughter of
Thomas Jackson
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

They lived at

  • Co-operative Houses, Walk Mill Bottom, Cliviger [1891]
  • 85 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1895]
  • 3 Travis Street, Walsden (living with Sarah Ann's widowed  father) [1901]

John died at home [19th April 1895] (aged 36).

Sarah Ann died at the Todmorden Union Workhouse [15th October 1901] (aged 41)  After Sarah Ann's death, Thomas lived with his grandfather Thomas Jackson at 36 Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden

Barker, JohnRef 83-58
[1794-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was Oddfellows' Arms, Warley [1845] / New Delight, Wainstalls [1851].

Around 1826, he married Betty [1792-18??].


Betty was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1826]

Barker, JohnRef 83-2363
[1???-18??] Of Barewise.

Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Barker, JohnRef 83-885
[17??-1???] Coiner of Stansfield. He was imprisoned at York Castle [6th November 1769]

Barker, JohnRef 83-6310
[17??-1798] Perpetual Curate at Sowerby [1783, 1798]

Barker, JohnRef 83-4430
[1769-1842] Son of Joseph Barker.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838].

About 1807, he married Hannah Wood [1781-1822]. Hannah inherited £200 from her father [1822].

Children:

  1. Robert

The family lived at

  • Saundersclough, Dulesgate
  • Edge End Farm, of independent means [1841]

He died at Edge End Farm.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Barker, JohnRef 83-32
[1781-18??] He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 19 acres, employing a number of handloom weavers [1851] / living off interest from money at Hudson Mill [1871].

On 18th November 1802, he married Sally Midgley at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.


Sally was the daughter of William Midgley
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. John
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Alice

They lived at Scotland in Stansfield (Colden?) [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was nephew Greenwood Greenwood [b  Todmorden 1840].

John was a widower by 1871.

John Travis writes


This family obtained the name of Tant, but it cannot be stated here from what circumstances it was given, but the children and grand-children bore the cognomen.

John (Tant), Scotland, Colden, married Sally Midgley of Kebcote.

John Barker and his wife of Scotland Farm Colden, had issue:

  1. John: a shopkeeper in Colden, and later at Pudsey and Redwater-foot, Cornholme – issue: two daughters
  2. William: a butter and egg dealer, Colden and Halifax, who later originated the Wholesale Clothes Manufacturing Trade, at Woodtop, Hebden Bridge, and other adjacent places – issue: two daughters
  3. Alice: married John Shackleton, of Colden – issue: two sons and two daughters
  4. James: (Jammy), lived on at the old farm, unmarried, when close upon 80 years of age
 

Barker, JohnRef 83-2896
[1808-18??] Son of William Barker.

Born at Ashenhurst Fold, Stansfield.

He was a mule spinner (cotton) [1851] / a grocer [1861, 1871].

In 1827, he married Susan Dawson [1806-18??] of Higher Knowle.

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1828]
  2. William [b 1830]
  3. James [b 1832]
  4. Mark [b 1834]
  5. Hannah [b 1836]
  6. Sarah [b 1838]
  7. Luke

The family lived at

  • Oldroyd, Langfield, Todmorden [1841, 1851]
  • Inchfield Terrace, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • Clough, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]
  • Barnes Street, Todmorden & Walsden [1881]

John was dead by 1881. His widow Susan was a grocer

Barker, JohnRef 83-2884
[1818-1883] Born in Stansfield.

He was an engineer / a millwright [1861, 1871] / a partner in Astin & Barker.

In 1854, he married Mally Whitaker [1819-1???] from Todmorden, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret Alice [b 1854] who married Jonathan Gledhill
  2. Josiah [b 1858]

The family lived at

  • 8 Ridge Side, Todmorden [1861]
  • 10 Oddfellow's Hall, Langfield [1871]

Barker, JohnRef 83-90
[1835-1866] Of Halifax.

He died 3rd August 1866 (aged 31).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2702] with Sarah Ann Barker [1825-1919]

Barker, JohnRef 83-7100
[1838-1???] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was a millwright / a partner in the family business at Phoenix Foundry.

He and brother Robert were mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings in August 1893.

He lived at Cornfield Villas, Walsden

Barker, JohnRef 83-94
[1844-1???] Son of Joseph Barker, coachman.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a printer of Platts House [1866] / a reporter & printer compositor [1871] / a printer compositor [1881] / a printer [1886] / a foreman letterpress printer [1891] / a letterpress printer [1901] / a foreman letterpress printer [1911].

In 1866, he married (1) Susanna Marshall [1843-1885] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Susanna was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Abraham Marshall, overlooker.

She was a grocer & confectioner [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1868] who was a monitor in infant school [1881]
  2. Sarah [b 1869]
  3. Edith [b 1875] who was a cotton weaver [1891], a calico  weaver [1901], assisting in business [1911]
  4. Susannah [b 1878] who was a calico weaver [1901], a  cotton weaver [1911] & (possibly) married [Todmorden Q2 1901]  Arthur Halstead [1877-1904] & was widowed by 1911
  5. Bertha [b 1880] who was a calico weaver [1901]
  6. John Albert

Susanna died in Todmorden in 1885 (aged 41).

In 1886, John married (2) Mary Smith at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Mary, of Centre Vale, was born in Dorset, the daughter of John Hooper Smith, gamekeeper
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1889] who was a telephonist [1911]
  2. Betsy [1891-1896]

The family lived at

  • 10 Fair View, Langfield [1871]
  • 17 Eagle Street, Stansfield [1881]
  • 20 Wellington Road, Stansfield [1891, 1901]
  • 72 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1911]

Barker, JohnRef 83-6
[1844-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen carder [1891, 1901].

He married Mary [1844-1???].


Mary was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1879]
  2. Mina [1883-19??] who married John Varley Schofield

They lived at

  • Scar Head, Norland [1891, 1901]
  • Ivy Cottage, Norland [1906]

Barker, JohnRef 83-2926
[1849-1911] JP.

Son of James Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at a school at Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne [1861] / a cotton yarn agent [1881] / a member of Shadrach & Abraham Barker / President of Todmorden Liberal Club for 2 years / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / Justice of the Peace [1901] / a commission agent cotton [1911] / a Liberal / a County Alderman.

In 1876, he married Alice Ormerod in Halifax.


Alice was the daughter of Peter Ormerod
 

Children:

  1. Helen Mildred [b 1879]
  2. Amelia Ormerod [1883]
  3. Alice Ormerod [1889]

In 1891, Helen Mildred and Amelia Ormerod were boarders at school at Longley House, Long Street, Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

In 1901, Alice Ormerod was a boarder at a Girls' Boarding School at Walderneath Road, Harrogate.

They lived at

  • 4 Carley Villas, Stansfield [1881]
  • Harley Bank, Stansfield [1891]
  • 7 Harley Bank, Todmorden [1901]
  • Moorside, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool [1911]

Barker, JohnRef 83-16
[1850-1911] Son of William Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a overlooker of Blind Lane, Todmorden [1870] / a cotton overlooker [1871] / municipal market inspector [1881, 1891] / market inspector [1901] / No occupation [1911].

In 1870, he married Mary Ann Gill [1847-19??] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Mary Ann, a winder of Meadow Bottom, was the daughter of John Gill, nail maker
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [1873-1883]
  2. Sam
  3. Edith Mary [b 1888] who was a tailoress [1901], a cotton  hank winder [1911] & married John Edward Sutcliffe
  4. Albert Edward [b 1887] who was a cotton warehouse boy  [1901], a labourer at dye works [1911]

The family lived at

  • 10 West Street, Stansfield (living with John's family)   [1871]
  • 43 Blind Lane, Stansfield [1881]
  • 16 Myrtle Street, Langfield [1891]
  • 6 Butterworth Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • The Haugh, Todmorden [1911]

John died in Todmorden [5th November 1911] (aged 61) 

Barker, JohnRef 83-84
[1853-1???] Son of William Barker, carter.

He was a weaver of Erringden [1871].

On 4th November 1871, he married Mary Hannah Crabtree.


Mary Hannah, of Sowerby, was the daughter of
Thomas Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1875]
  2. Mitchell [b 1877]

Barker, JohnRef 83-253
[1859-19??] He was a cotton manufacturer [1891] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1901] / a cotton spinner and weaver manufacturer [1911] / a Director of the Rochdale Canal Company [1911] / head of William Barker Limited [1915].

On 15th August 1881, he married Alice Ann Barker [1858-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1882]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1884]
  3. Sarah [b 1888]
  4. William Albion [b 1889]
  5. John Hawksworth Jackson
  6. Dorothy Alice [b 1894]

They lived at

Barker, JohnRef 83-1769
[1864-1???] Son of Luke Barker.

Born in Walsden.

He was a mechanic [1881] / a cotton manufacturer [1891, 1901] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1911].

He joined the family firm, Luke Barker & Sons.

In 1882, he married Jane Clover [1864-1???] from Gainsborough, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Children:

  1. Rachel [b 1885] who married [1907] William Sutherland  McKay from Edinburgh, in Todmorden
  2. Robert Hewitt
  3. Grace Ellen [b 1890]
  4. Alice [b 1898]

They lived at

Barker, John AlbertRef 83-19
[1881-1917] Son of John Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a linotype operator [1901] / a printer of 20 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1906] / a linotype operator for letterpress printer [1911] / a baker & grocer [1916] / secretary of the Todmorden Parish Church Provident Friendly Society  [1916] / secretary of the Church of England National Insurance Society  [1916] / a member of Todmorden Church Cricket Club / a member of Todmorden Photographic Society.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Clara Crossley [1883-19??] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Clara, a weaver of 148 Hollins Road, Walsden, was born in Wardle, Lancashire, the daughter of Samuel Crossley, engineer.

She was a member of the staff at Centre Vale Hospital

 

Children:

  1. Nelly [1908-1916] who was killed by a lorry on her way to school [9th May 1916]
  2. Dorothy [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 20 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1911]
  • 72 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1916]

The Todmorden & District News [13th October 1916] reported the occasion when John Albert, who was then a baker & grocer, had applied not to be conscripted into the armed services, on account of his work being of national importance – baking 160 loaves a week for the populous district where he worked – and that his business might have to close should he be called-up. His application was refused and he would not be called-up until 1st December 1916.

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

He died of wounds [5th October 1917] (aged 37).

The Todmorden & District News [12th October 1917] published his photograph and a report of his death which described how John Albert and 2 others were buried when enemy shells demolished their shelter. When they were found, John Albert was injured in the head and face and both his legs were broken.

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P III D 2A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, John EdwardRef 83-44
[1854-19??] Son of William Barker, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker of Halifax [1874] / an overlooker worsted factory [1881] / a green grocer [1891] / a carter (coal) [1901] / a cart driver (general) [1911].

In 1874, he married Mary Hannah Day [1852-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of George Day, mechanic.

She was a weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1877] who was a mill hand worsted [1891]
  2. Amy [b 1879] who was a mill hand worsted [1891], a  worsted winder [1901]
  3. Clara Edith [b 1881] who married Frank Fearnley
  4. James Herbert [b 1885] who was a rivetter boiler maker  [1901]
  5. Albert Edward [b 1889] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  6. Percy
  7. Norman

They lived at

  • 8 Back Alexandra Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 9 Harrow Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 24 Wolseley Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Sons Percy & Norman and son-in-law Frank Fearnley were killed in World War I

Barker, John FieldenRef 83-3159
[1849-19??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a fireman (dye works) [1881] / a stoker & driver of stationary engine [1891] / a fireman & engine (stationary) [1901].

In 1875, he married Jane Emily Smith [1854-1893] in Todmorden.


Jane Emily came from Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Amanda [b 1876]
  2. Herman
  3. Walter M. [b 1880]
  4. Morris [b 1884]
  5. Julia [b 1886]
  6. Charles Trevelyan

They lived at

  • 6 Stoodley Bridge, Stansfield [1881]
  • 42 Castle Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 303 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1901]

Barker, John FrancisRef 83-51
[1876-1918] Son of Francis Barker.

He was Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / employed at Greenwood's stone quarries, Southowram.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1918 (aged 42).

He was buried at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France [Grave Ref I E 17].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Southowram War Memorial

Barker, Dr John HampdenRef 83-1739
[1858-19??] MB, ChB.

Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Langfield.

He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a cotton waste dealer [1881] / a Bachelor of Medicine [1891] / a physician and surgeon at Todmorden [1895, 1905].

In August 1913, he was appointed School Medical Officer for Todmorden, at a salary of £250 per year.

In 1889, he married Alice Ann Brierley [1857-1???] in Manchester.


Alice Ann came from Middleton, Lancashire
 

They lived at

  • Eagle Street, Stansfield [his sister Mary was living with  him 1881]
  • Claremont Villas, Victoria Road, Stansfield [1891, 1901]

Barker, John Hawksworth JacksonRef 83-274
[1893-1915] Son of John Barker.

He was educated at Todmorden Secondary School & Manchester Grammar  School / assisting his father in William Barker Limited [1915].

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 2nd/5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action in the Dardanelles [7th August 1915] (aged 22).

The Todmorden & District News [20th August 1915] published his photograph, a report of his death, and details of his last letter home, describing the conditions in Turkey.

He was buried at Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipolli [Grave Ref SP MEM A 6]. He is remembered in a memorial window erected by his family in St Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, John LukeRef 83-29
[1894-1916] Son of Frank Barker.

He was a member of the Sunday School at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Todmorden / a member of the Sunday School Lineholme Baptist Church, Stansfield / a bobbin maker [1911].

He lived with his parents at 12 Brewery Street, Lydgate, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

After 3 months' training in Barrow, he went to France.

He was killed by a sniper [26th December 1916] (aged 23).

His death was reported in the Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [12th January 1917], and his photograph appeared in the Todmorden & District News [19th January 1917].

He was buried at Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref A 6].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Lydgate Baptist Sunday School, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Lineholme Baptist Sunday School, Todmorden

Barker, John SchofieldRef 83-2969
[1853-19??] Born in Liversedge.

He was a small wire drawer [1881, 1891] / a grocer [1901]

In 1874, he married Sarah Jane Wilkinson [1855-19??] from Dewsbury, in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1875] who was an apprentice designer [1891]
  2. George

The family lived at

  • 1 Longbottoms Terrace, Siddal [1881]
  • 17 Siddal Grove, Siddal [1891]
  • 6 Siddal Jubilee Road, Siddal [1901]

Barker, John WilliamRef 83-10
[1878-19??] Son of James Richard Barker.

On 19th September 1900, he married Mara Emma (Sissie) Wrigley at Harrison Road Congregational Church Halifax


Sissie was the daughter of J. L. Wrigley
 

Barker, JonathanRef 83-9002
[1805-1868] Son of Robert Barker.

Born at Millwood.

He was the first in a family of millwrights / an iron and brass founder, engineer, millwright / a millwright employing 31 men and 8 boys [1861].

He built Phoenix Foundry [about 1860].

He married Hannah Horsfall.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1835] who married Luke Barker
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Betsy
  6. Ann

John Travis records

About 1860-61, Jonathan Barker built a foundry behind Phoenix. He then went in for Room and Power speculation and built a weaving shed behind the Shannon & Chesapeake Inn (possibly Millwood Mill) near his works. It was immediately let to tenants. Before the Phoenix Foundry was built castings were made for Barkers by James Stansfield at Salford Old Foundry.

He died suddenly from

a second attack of paralysis

at his home [April 1868].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Barker, JosephRef 83-39
[18??-19??] From Hampsthwaite.

He was landlord of the Great Northern Hotel, Halifax [1911]

Barker, JosephRef 83-8701
[1726-1799] He married Susan Lord [1731-1794].

Children:

  1. Robert [1759-1823]
  2. Thomas [1761-1834]
  3. John
  4. Samuel [1774-1796]
  5. Betty [1795-1862] who married John Stansfield

He bought Edge End farm from Abraham Fielden

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

Barker, JosephRef 83-25
[1806-1875] A Leeds woolworker who became a Methodist preacher working in Halifax and on other circuits between 1829-33. At the Halifax Conference of 1841, he was expelled from the Methodist New Connexion for questioning the divine appointment of baptism.

He published several controversial and religious works, and issued Barker's Library, a cheap series of theological, philosophical, and ethical works, and founded several periodicals, including The People, to propagate his extreme opinions.

His followers were Barkerites.

He became an avowed unbeliever and political agitator. In 1848, he was imprisoned for Chartist activities – see The Moor.

In 1851, he emigrated to the USA. He suffered mental conflicts and returned to England. He became an evangelist preacher with the Primitive Methodists.

He returned to the USA and died in Omaha, Nebraska.

See Rev William Trotter and Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn

Barker, JosephRef 83-92
[1833-1???] Born in Todmorden.

He was a stone mason & contractor [1881].

He married Mary [1835-1???].


Mary was born in Haslingden Lancs
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1856] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  2. Edmund
  3. Mary Jane [b 1866] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  4. Minna [b 1870] who was a cotton weaver [1891]
  5. Alice [b 1873] who was a cotton weaver [1891]

They lived at Wells Cottage, Knotts Road, Stansfield [1881]

Barker, JosephRef 83-88
[1849-1926] Born 17th September 1849.

He married Julia Ann Dean [1849-1905].


Julia Ann was the daughter of
Samuel Dean
 

Joseph died 30th January 1926 (aged 77).

Julia Ann died 3rd February 1905 (aged 56).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2406] with Julia Ann's mother

Barker, Josiah WilsonRef 83-31
[1914-1944] Son of Mrs E. Barker of New Moston, Manchester.

Born in Todmorden.

He lived at Beaumont Street, Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 3rd (Negri Sembilan) Battalion Federal Malay States Volunteer Force.

He was captured at Singapore, and a POW [July 1943].

He died after an operation [21st March 1944] (aged 30).

He was buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore [Grave Ref 16 B 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, JuliaRef 83-2663
[1831-1916] Daughter of Thomas Barker.

On 27 March 1854, she married (1) Alexander Blackie of the Glasgow publishers Blackie & Sons at Halifax Parish Church.

Alexander died in Leeds [Q2 1858].

In 1859, she married (2) Thomas Wilson [1831-18??] in Halifax.

Julia was widowed and carrying on her husband's business as a furniture dealer by 1881

Barker, JulietRef 83-40
[19??-] Historian who has written books on Agincourt, Wordsworth and The Brontës. Dr Barker lives at Cragg Vale

Barker, LindaRef 83-89
[1961-] Designer.

Born in Leeds. She grew up in Shelf and has since been raised to the status where personality becomes an oxymoron

Barker, LukeRef 83-264
[1843-1896] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

Son of John Barker Born at Oldroyd, Stansfield.

He was a pupil at Bayes School, Lumbutts and Vale Academy, Todmorden.

He was a warehouseman in a cotton mill [1861] / a cotton manufacturer employing 33 males, 35 females [1871] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1881].

In 1867, he went into partnership with his brother, William, and Richard Crabtree and Thomas Cockcroft, trading as Cockcroft Barker & Crabtree.

Later in 1867, Cockcroft left the partnership, and it continued as Barkers & Crabtree.

Around 1890, he established the cotton manufacturing business Luke Barker & Sons with his sons, John and Robert.

In 1863, he married (1) Rachel Barnes [1836-1878].


Rachel was the daughter of John Barnes, a manager at Abraham Ormerod & Brothers
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. Emily [b 1868]
  4. Mary J. [b 1875]
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

In 1879, he married (2) Sarah Ann Barker [1835-1???].


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Jonathan Barker
 

They lived at

  • 10 Barker Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • Claremont Villas, Victoria Road, Stansfield [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was Ann Barker [1849-1???] Luke's sister-in-law.

Their children placed a memorial by the reredos at Todmorden Parish Church inscribed


A.M.D.G.

These symbols of praise and worship are dedicated by the children of LUKE and RACHEL BARKER, in loving memory of their parents.
AD 1897

Barker, LyciasRef 83-849
[1812-1885] Son of David Barker.

Born in Baildon.

His name is found transcribed as Lysias, Lycius, and Lycios.

He was an innkeeper at the Eastbrook Hotel, Bradford [1841] / a bookkeeper with a worsted manufacturer, lodging with the  Ellison family in Bradford [1851] / a farmer of 13 acres employing 1 man & 1 girl [1861] / a worsted manufacturer [1871] / a retired stuff manufacturer [1881]. He was in business with his stepson Cyrus Brook as worsted manufacturer with mills at Baildon Green Mill at Baildon [1861], Victoria Mills, Halifax, and Eagle Works, later trading as Cyrus Brook & Company.

On 30th December 1856, he married (1) Hannah Brook at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1880, he was on the Baildon School Board

On 16th March 1881, he married (2) Rachel Elizabeth Jenkinson [1834-1???] from Woolwich, Kent, at St John's Church, Baildon.

The family lived at

  • Hobbutts, Browgate, Baildon [1861]
  • Low Baildon, Baildon, Yeadon, Wharfedale [1871, 1881]

He died 16th August 1885

Barker, MarkRef 83-3157
[1840-1901] Born in Todmorden.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1881] / a retired spirit merchant [1901].

In 1872, he married Sarah Jane Magson [1845-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Herbert

They lived at

Barker, Mary AliceRef 83-720
[1863-19??] Daughter of Thomas Barker.

Born in Halifax.

She was a muffin & crumpet baker [1881].

In 1885, she married Arthur Taylor.

She was concerned with social issues and worked for the welfare of the poor and was involved with Halifax Workhouse and St Luke's Hospital.

She was active in the suffragette movement, and she and her husband were involved with the Independent Labour Party.

In January 1907, she went to London and took part in demonstrations in which over 700 people marched on the House of Commons, led by the Pankhursts. She was charged at Westminster Police Court for behaving in a disorderly manner and ordered to pay 20/- or serve 14 days in jail. She chose prison and spent 14 days in Holloway Prison, where she was known as Prisoner 31. She was released on 27th February. She received an enthusiastic welcome by several hundred supporters at Halifax railway station when she returned to Halifax on her release

She does not appear on the 1911 census. Many suffragettes either refused to appear on the 1911 census or defaced the forms.

In 1920, she became one of the first 3 women magistrates for Halifax

Barker, MosesRef 83-86
[17??-18??] Of Hunger Hill, Halifax.

In 1848, he appeared on the list of electors in the West Riding election for the Knight of the Shire

Barker, NormanRef 83-45
[1893-1916] Son of John Edward Barker.

He was a member of Pellon Baptist Church / a dyer's labourer [1911, 1915] / employed by Washer Lane Dye Works.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Annie Eliza Marshall [1892-19??] at St George's Church, Ovenden.


Annie Eliza, of 63 Ovenden Road, Ovenden, was the daughter of Fielding Marshall, warehouseman
 

Children:

  1. Winifred [b 1915]

They lived at 24 Wolseley Terrace, Battinson Road, Halifax.

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

He was killed at Crucifix Corner, by a shell [17th September 1916] (aged 23).

The Halifax Courier [30th September 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church.

His brother Percy was killed 3 days earlier, and brother-in-law Frank Fearnley was also killed in World War I

Barker, NormanRef 83-378
[1912-1987] Full name: Norman Cecil Barker.

Born in Todmorden. The family lived in Industrial Street. Musician who played saxophone and clarinet. He played with Mantovani's and other orchestras. He went to Roomfield School. Around 1922, he took up violin lessons. In 1927, he started work as a clerk at Mons Mill, later moving to the company's offices in Castleton.

He played in several local bands and orchestras, and formed the Imperial Dance Orchestra with a group of friends. In 1933, the orchestra won the bronze medal in the Melody Maker All Lancashire Dance Band finals at the Empress Ballroom, Burnley.

In 1933, he broke his leg in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Castleton, and lost his job.

He became a professional musician, and joined Mantovani's orchestra in 1939.

He served with the RAF during World War II, and had a distinguished career, flying on high altitude bombing and photographic missions over Berlin.

He played in many orchestras after the war and taught the clarinet at Haberdasher's Askes School in North London

Barker, OrmerodRef 83-2178
[18??-19??] Cotton spinner at Todmorden.

In January 1871, he was declared bankrupt


Question: Does anyone know whether he is the O. Barker mentioned in the death of Joseph Crowther?

 

Barker, PercyRef 83-47
[1891-1916] Son of John Edward Barker.

He was an under overlooker (worsted) [1911] / a labourer [1913] / employed by Riley Brothers (Halifax).

In [Q2] 1913, he married Hilda Hey [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hilda, of Cromwell Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Samuel Hey, master t....
 

Children:

  1. Edith A. [b 1913]

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

He was killed in action [14th September 1916] (aged 25).

The Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref III V 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church.

His brother Norman was killed 3 days later, and brother-in-law Frank Fearnley was also killed in World War I

Barker, PeterRef 83-26
[1733-1???] Miller of Stansfield. One of the coiners also known as Foul Peter.

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

PETER BARKER, late of Stansfield in the Parish of Halifax, Miller (commonly called Foul Peter) aged 36 years or thereabouts, a broad-set Man, about Five feet seven Inches high, black hair, tyed behind, dark complexioned, and generally wears light-coloured Cloaths

Barker, Ralph SandersonRef 83-56
[1920-1944] Son of R. F. Barker of Halifax.

He was

He lived at 91 Waterloo Court, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the 509th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in Normandy [16th July 1944] (aged 24).

He was buried at Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, France [Grave Ref III D 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Barker, RobertRef 83-1722
[1830-1891] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / a silk dresser employing 1 man [1861] / a silk spinner master [1871] / a silk spinner employing 146 persons [1881] / a silk spinner (employer) [1891] / a partner in Barkers & Butterworth with his brother  George.

In 1852, he married Mary Hirst [1832-1???] in Halifax.


Mary came from Langfield
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1852]
  2. John Thomas [b 1860] who was a silk spinning overlooker  [1881] and a silk warehouseman [1891]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1863]

He was living as a lodger with the Durrans family in Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse [1851].

They lived at

Mary's widowed mother Sally Hirst [1808-1???] (annuitant) was living with them [1881, 1891].

Their granddaughter, Alice Bentley [b 1877] was living with the widowed Mary [1901]

Barker, RobertRef 83-34
[1???-18??] He was a book keeper [1820, 1823] / a manufacturer [1820, 1827].

He married Ann Lamb.

Children:

  1. Eliza [bapt 8/10/1820]
  2. Edwin [bapt 30/3/1823]
  3. Sarah Ann [bapt 17th April 1825]
  4. Robert Lamb [bapt 14th October 1827]

The children were baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

They lived at Mytholm, Hebden Bridge [1820, 1827]

Barker, RobertRef 83-6900
[17??-1???] He moved from Chipping, near Clitheroe in Lancashire, to Todmorden. Settled at Priestwell, Stansfield.

He was a wood turner, making trenchers, basins, rolling pins etc.

With his sons he set up a business at Priestwell with a workshop and water-power. Priestwell was a block of 6 cottages (since demolished), a workshop, with a dam at Durn and another smaller dam behind the workshop

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. James

Barker, RobertRef 83-3700
[1759-1831] Son of Robert Barker.

He was a millwright.

The family had ironworks for over 50 years at Swan and then at Phoenix Ironworks, Millwood.

He married Mary Cockcroft [1756-1800].

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. William
  3. Mary
  4. Abraham [1789-1830]
  5. Robert [b 1792] who died in infancy
  6. James [b 1796]
  7. Jane
  8. Ann

He married Ann Fielden [1778-1822].

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. John [1803-1817]
  3. Jonathan
  4. Betty

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone, inside the church at the foot of the tower

Barker, RobertRef 83-3
[1795-1872] He married Peggy Smith [1796-1871].

Children:

  1. Robert

Barker, RobertRef 83-8420
[1795-1876] Son of Charles Barker.

He was a carter, weaver, farmer, inn keeper / innkeeper at the British Queen, Todmorden [1846] / innkeeper at the British Queen and farming 20 acres [1861]  / innkeeper at the British Queen and farming 36 acres [1871].

In 1818, he married Betty Mitchell [1799-1858].

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. Joseph
  3. Emma
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Alfred
  6. Matilda
  7. Lydia
  8. Priscilla

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

See Robert Sanderson

Barker, Dr RobertRef 83-9150
[18??-18??] Son of John Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He went to London to take the College of Surgeons examinations, and eventually set up a practice in Rochdale

Barker, RobertRef 83-2909
[1827-1880] Son of Robert Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an iron moulder [1861] / an iron moulder & beerseller [1871] / beerhouse keeper at the Havelock Arms, Todmorden [1871, 1880]

He married Elizabeth Smith [1831-1???] from Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Smith [b 1852] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1871]
  2. Frank [b 1854] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1871]
  3. Fred [b 1858] who was a factory operative [1871]
  4. Sarah [b 1860]
  5. Annie [b 1862]
  6. Clara [b 1864]
  7. Stephen [b 1866] who was a blacksmiths' apprentice [1871,  1881]
  8. John [b 1868] who was a cotton weft packer [1871, 1881]
  9. Martha [1871-1900] who died in Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  10. Robert [b 1872]
  11. Elizabeth [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • Salford, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • 3 Salford, Havelock Beerhouse, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]

After Robert's death, Elizabeth took over at the Havelock Arms

Barker, RobertRef 83-96
[1834-1911] Son of James Barker, manservant.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a gardener of Cross Stone, Stansfield [1855] / a gardener [1861] / a farmer and gardener [1871] / a farmer of 40 acres employing 2 men [1881] / a farmer of Ibbot Royd, Stansfield [1890] / a farmer (employer) [1891, 1901] / a farmer [1911].

In 1855, he married (1) Sarah Helliwell [1834-1889] at Heptonstall Church.


Sarah, of Hole Bottom, Stansfield, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of John Helliwell, wool comber
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1859] who was a mill boy [1871]
  2. Jesse [b 1863] who was a pupil teacher [1881]
  3. Florence Emily [b 1869]
  4. Edith [b 1875]

Sarah died in Todmorden [Q2 1889] (aged 55).

In 1890, he married (2) Mary Brown [1860-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Hare Hill, Stansfield, was born in Holton Le Moor, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Edward Brown, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Albert E. [b 1891] who was a working on farm [1911]
  2. Robert
  3. Mary Helena [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Walter [b 1899]
  5. Frederick [b 1900]
  6. John William [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 27 Mount Pleasant, Todmorden [1861]
  • Stile or Ibbot Royd, Stansfield [1871]
  • Stile Farm, Stansfield [1881]
  • Stile, Stansfield [1891]
  • 2 Stile, Todmorden [1901]
  • Stile Farm, Todmorden [1911]
  • Ashenhurst Farm, Todmorden [1917]

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Frederick Fielding [b  1858] (farm servant).

Robert died 30th October 1911 (aged 78) 

Barker, RobertRef 83-4100
[1836-1???] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was engineer and millwright [1871] / engineer and millwright master employing 38 men and 8 boys [1881]. at Phoenix Ironworks, Todmorden.

He and brother John were mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings in August 1893.

He lived at 16 Millwood [1881]

Barker, RobertRef 83-2888
[1866-19??] Of Stansfield Hall.

Son of Luke Barker

Partner in Luke Barker & Sons.

In 1891, he married Kate Fielden at Christ Church, Todmorden


Kate was the daughter of Samuel Fielden
 

Barker, RobertRef 83-30
[1893-1917] Son of Robert Barker.

He was a member of Christ Church, Todmorden, the Church Lads' Brigade, the Sunday School & the football team / a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed by a German sniper in France [6th April 1917] (aged 24).

The bullet entered his stomach and he died on the way to the dressing station.

The Todmorden & District News [13th April 1917] reported his death and published 2 letters from his comrades. His photograph appeared in the Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [20th April 1917].

He was buried at Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VII A 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Major Robert HewittRef 83-1050
[1887-1961] Son of John Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a boarder at a school in Bedford [1901] / a cotton mill manager [1911] / joint owner of Luke Barker & Sons.

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

In December 1918, the first post-war General Election, he was supported by the National Association of Discharged Sailors & Soldiers, and became the successful Soldier's candidate for the Sowerby Division, and served as Independent MP for Sowerby [1918-1922].

In 1916, he married Violet Kathleen Gartside [1894-19??] from Ashton, in Manchester.

Children:

  1. John Gartside [b 1921]

The family lived at Ewood Hall, Mytholmroyd [1921]

Barker, RoyRef 83-54
[1919-1942] Son of Martha & Arthur Barker of Brighouse.

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

He died 1st August 1942 (aged 23).

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 3 E 17]

Barker, Dr S.Ref 83-1742
[18??-19??] MB, BS.

Physician and surgeon at Todmorden [1905]

Barker, SamRef 83-15
[1883-1917] Son of John Barker.

He was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911] / a weaver [1916] / employed at Millsteads Mill, Langfield.

In March 1916, he married Sarah Helen Crabtree at Castle Grove United Methodist Church, Todmorden.


Sarah Helen, of Cowfield Street, Todmorden, was the daughter of James Crabtree
 

They lived at

  • 387 Lobb Mill, Halifax Road, Todmorden [1916]
  • 7 Chapel Street, Halifax Road, Millwood, Todmorden [1917]

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [10th March 1916] reported that, after receiving his call-up papers, Sam had applied for an exemption to conscription on the grounds that he had to support his 70-year-old widowed mother, but this was refused.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai [30th November 1917] (aged 33).

The Todmorden & District News [28th December 1917] reported his death.

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 7], on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden, and on his wife's grave at Heptonstall Church

Barker, SamRef 83-60
[1889-1952] Son of Fred Barker.

On 9th August 1913, he married Esther Annie Cartwright at Elland Parish Church.


Esther Annie was the daughter of Benjamin Cartwright
 

After the death of Esther Annie's parents, Sam took over as landlord of the Spring Gardens, Elland [1935-1952].

Sam died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [10th December 1952].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,298 15/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Esther Annie.

Esther Annie took over at the Spring Gardens [1952-1955]

Barker, SamuelRef 83-98
[1862-1???] Son of Joseph Barker, coal miner.

Born in Walsden.

He was a weaver of Hollins Turn, Todmorden [1882] / a cotton weaver [1891].

In 1882, he married Jane Halstead [1863-1???] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Jane, of Henshaw Cottages, was born in Walsden, the daughter of John Halstead, farm labourer.

She was widowed and a cotton weaver [1901]

 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1883] who was a farm labourer [1901], a  buffalo picker maker [1911]
  2. Annie [b 1885] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  3. Edith [b 1888] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  4. Walter
  5. Maggie / Margaret [b 1897] who was a cotton weaver  [1911]

The family lived at

  • 10 Hollins Place, Walsden [1891]
  • 176 Hollins Road, Walsden [1901]

Samuel Barker died in Todmorden in 1899 (aged 36) 

In 1910, Jane married (2) Sam Dugdale in Todmorden.

Sam came to live with Jane and her children in the Barker family home at 179 Hollins Road, Walsden [1911]

Barker, SamuelRef 83-2564
[1819-1???] Born in Walsden.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / innkeeper at the Masons' Arms, Gauxholme [1861, 1867].

He married Orpah [1822-1???] from Stansfield.

The family lived at

  • Shade, Todmorden [1851]
  • The Mason's Arms [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were Albion Barker [aged 16] nephew (powerloom weaver cotton)  and John Rudger [aged 28] lodger (boiler maker iron) 

In July 1867, he was declared insolvent

Barker, SamuelRef 83-81
[1826-1901] Son of Mr Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boot & shoe maker [1851] / a shoemaker [1861, 1871] / a lamp lighter [1881] / a publican at 17 King Street, Halifax [1891] / a beer seller at the California, 20 Brinton Terrace,  Halifax [1901].

He married (1) Mary [1826-1859].

Mary died 19th June 1859 (aged 33).

In [Q1] 1841, he (possibly) married (2) Sarah Edge [1829-1906] in Liverpool.


Sarah was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1861] who was a doffer [1871], a brass  finisher [1881]
  2. John Edward [1863-26th September 1894] who was a wire  drawer [1881, 1891]
  3. Walter [1864-1st December 1866]
  4. Fred

They lived at

  • 46 Ann Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 33 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 39 Brinton Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 17 King Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Brinton Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Samuel died 29th May 1901 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3717] with daughter-in-law Emma Barker [1869-5th October 1913].

A Sarah Barker died in Halifax [Q4 1906] (aged 77).


Details of Sarah's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Barker, SamuelRef 83-64
[1851-1???] Son of William Barker, gardener.

He was a plumber of Lower Hall, Norland [1900].

He married (1) Unknown.

In [Q1] 1900, he married (2) Eliza at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza, of Ellen Royd, Northowram, was the daughter of Nathaniel Banbury and widow of Charles Manger
 

Barker, Dame SaraRef 83-1306
[1904-1973] DBE.

Educated at Siddal Elementary School and Halifax Technical College.

She was Secretary-Agent of the Halifax Labour Party [1935-1942]. She was woman organiser of the Yorkshire Labour Party [1942-1952]. She was National Agent of the Labour Party [1962-1969]. In 1970, she was made DBE

Barker, ShadrachRef 83-1772
[1835-1898] Son of James Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton spinner master employing 100 hands [1881] / a partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker.

In 1874, he married Mary Alice Bannister [1851-1???] in Easingwold, Yorkshire.

They lived at Harley Bank, Stansfield [1881, 1901].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

Barker, ThomasRef 83-36
[1851-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a grocer [1901].

Around 1874, he married Mary [1851-19??].


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth A. [b 1874] who was a cotton worker [1901]
  2. Louise [b 1877] who was a mother's help [1901]
  3. Hannah L. [b 1879] who was a clothier's machinist [1901]
  4. John [b 1880] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  5. Eunice [b 1882] who was a fustian tailoress [1901]
  6. Violetta [b 1884] who was a dress maker [1901]
  7. William [b 1885] who was a pupil-teacher [1901]
  8. James E. [b 1887]
  9. Bernice [b 1888]

They lived at 68 Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1901]

Barker, ThomasRef 83-1635
[1798-18??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a manufactory chemist [1841] / a poor law auditor & insurance agent [1851]

He married Judith [1800-18??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frederic
  2. Emma [b 1826]
  3. Edward [b 1829] who was a manufactory chemist [1851]
  4. Walter [b 1830]
  5. Julia [b 1831]
  6. Judith [b 1836]
  7. Thomas [b 1837]
  8. John [b 1839]
  9. Mary [b 1842]

The family lived at

Living with the family [in 1841] were Elizabeth Hemingway [aged 40] (independent), and William Phourber [aged 20] (a chemist). Elizabeth Hemingway (unmarried annuitant) was with them [in 1851]

Barker, ThomasRef 83-2906
[18??-19??] Of Patmos, Todmorden He was a member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1900].

He married Rachel Holt.


Rachel was the daughter of Thomas Holt
 

Thomas and Rachel attended Patmos Chapel and the school.

Rachel was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Barker, ThomasRef 83-3181
[1801-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton manufacturer [1841] / a fustian manufacturer [1851] / a dyer & fustian manufacturer (employing 32 men cotton) [1861] / a manufacturer employing 30 men [1871] / a partner in Thomas Barker & Sons [1874].

He married Sarah [1804-1???] from Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Eliza [b 1843] who married Joseph Thomas
  3. Martha [b 1845]

The family lived at

  • Shaw Bottom, Stansfield [1841, 1851]
  • Hanging Royd Mill, Royd Terrace, Heptonstall [1861]
  • Hanging Royd Lane, Heptonstall [1871]

Barker, ThomasRef 83-3165
[1830-1???] He was a master printer & stationer [1861].

In 1850, he married Sarah Prockter [1832-1???] in Halifax. Sarah was widowed and a shirt maker [1871].

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1856]
  2. John Hampden [b 1858]
  3. Sam [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • York Street, Langfield [1861]
  • 5 Mechanic Street, Langfield [1871]

Barker, ThomasRef 83-935
[1835-1???] Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a bookkeeper [1861] / a dyer and cotton manufacturer at Hangingroyd Mill / a partner in Clay, Barker & Cockcroft / a retired cotton manufacturer [1881] / a retired fustian manufacturer & dyer [1891] / a retired fustian manufacturer [1901, 1911].

He was a poet and a member of the Calder Valley Poets. His work included

  • Sweet Hebden Vale!

He married Annie Eliza Nicholson [1845-1???] from Huddersfield, in Halifax [1872].

Children:

  1. Florence Emily [b 1877]
  2. Walter Clement [b 1880] who was an architect's assistant  [1901, 1911]

He built Ashley House, Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Ashley House [1881]
  • Hollins, West Grove, Heptonstall [1891]
  • 38 Grange View, Potter Newton, Leeds [1901]
  • West Grove, Hebden Bridge [1911]

In 1890, Ashley House passed to his brother-in-law Joseph Thomas

Barker, ThomasRef 83-3173
[1841-1???] Born in Birmingham.

He was a stuff cutter/crabber? [1871].

In 1861, he married Elizabeth Rushforth [1838-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur Appleyard [b 1862]
  2. Mary Alice
  3. George Rushforth [b 1865]
  4. Martha A [b 1868]
  5. Ernest [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • Beacon Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 8 Derby Street, Northowram [1881]

Barker, ThomasRef 83-75
[1857-1904] Born in Knaresborough.

He was a stone mason [1881, 1891, 1901].

In 1879, he married Grace Nuttall [1858-1919] in Halifax.


Grace was born in Greetland.

She was a woollen weaver [1811]

 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  reducer in worsted factory [1901]
  2. George [b 1883] who was an oiler in worsted factory  [1901], a cotton mill hand bale breaker [1911]
  3. Fred
  4. Emily [b 1891] who was a worsted finisher [1911]
  5. Tom [b 1897] who was a worsted doffer [1911]

They lived at

  • Bank Top, Greetland [1881]
  • Wellgate, Greetland [1891, 1901]
  • 8 Wellgate, Greetland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was widowed mother Maria Barker [b Knaresborough 1818].

Thomas died in 1904 (aged 47) 

Barker, ThomasRef 83-22
[1884-1917] Son of John Barker.

Born in Walsden [28th June 1884].

In 1901, after his parents' deaths, Thomas lived with his grandfather Thomas Jackson at 36 Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden.

He was a cotton throstle hand [1901] / a ring jobber [1911] / an overlooker with Dugdale's / employed by Howorth Fielden & Sons.

On 9th December 1911, he married Elizabeth Barker at Clough Foot Chapel, Todmorden.

They lived at 6 Birks Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted [late 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [3rd August 1917].

The Todmorden & District News [24th August 1917] reported his death with a photograph The death of Harold Hargreaves, who lived nearby in Walsden, was reported in the same newspaper item.

He was buried at Derry House Cemetery No 2, Heuvelland, Belgium [Grave Ref I B 12A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, ThomasRef 83-70
[1899-1918] Son of Walter Barker.

He was a member of St Thomas's Church School & Church Lads' Brigade / a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by Brook's, corn merchants – (possibly) J. H. Brook.

He lived at 21 Godley Road, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Rifleman / Lance Corporal with the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was wounded twice, and also gassed.

He was killed in action [27th April 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 81-84], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Barker, Thomas EdwardRef 83-14
[18??-19??] MM.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Second Royal Fusiliers

Barker, Thomas J.Ref 83-472
[1911-19??] A chemist of Todmorden.

On Easter Monday, 26th March 1951, he was reported missing with 2 women who had been walking in the Helvellyn range in the Lake District

Barker, TomRef 83-42
[1853-1917] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller [1881].

In January 1903, he bought the Clarendon Hotel, Stone Chair.

In 1881, he married Martha Jane Roper [1859-1905] in Halifax.


Martha Jane was born in America
 

Children:

  1. James Roper
  2. Harry [1885-1922]

They lived at Savile Park, Halifax

Tom died at Hope Street, Shelf [6th May 1917].

He was buried at Coley Church

Barker, TomRef 83-3174
[1801-18??] He was a cotton spinner [1841].

He married Mally [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1826]
  2. Thomas [b 1826]
  3. William [b 1828]
  4. Robert
  5. George

They lived at Causey Wood, Langfield [1841]

Barker, TomRef 83-2240
[1853-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wine & spirit traveller [1881] / a traveller (commercial) [1891] / a wine & spirit merchant (employer) [1901] / a partner in Crossley & Barker [1905] / a wine & spirit merchant (employer) [1911].

In 1881, he married Martha Jane Roper [1859-1905] from Frenton, USA, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Roper [b 1881] who was a wine & spirit bookkeeper  [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1886] a wine & spirit clerk [1901], a wine &  spirit merchant bookkeeper [1911]

The family lived at

  • 14 Health Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 2 Green Hill Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 64 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 64 West Hill, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]
  • 25 Leamington Avenue, Halifax [1911]

Barker, W.Ref 83-696
[18??-18??] Produced the Todmorden & Hebden Bridge Historical Almanack

Barker, W. R.Ref 83-74
[18??-1918]

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [19th January 1918].

He is remembered at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Barker, W. T.Ref 83-63
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Barker, WalterRef 83-76
[1871-19??] Son of Walter Barker, mechanic.

Born in Halifax.

He was a driver of St Thomas's Street, Claremount [1897] / a brickworks labourer [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

In 1897, he married Sarah Ann Bottomley [1876-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Sarah Ann, of Dover Street, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Bottomley, labourer
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Thomas
  3. Annie E. [b 1901]
  4. Walter [b 1903]
  5. Arthur [b 1904]

They lived at

  • 5 Neville Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Parker Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was sister-in-law [?] Hannah Bottomley [b 1882] (cotton warper) 

Barker, WalterRef 83-23
[1893-1918] Son of Samuel Barker.

Born in Walsden.

He was a member of St Peter's Church, Walsden / a clog iron maker [1911] / employed at the Clog Iron Works, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Corporal with the 20th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was sent to France [1916] but was repatriated on account of sickness, returning to France in November 1917.

He was killed [2nd July 1918] (aged 25)  as he and 2 colleagues were resting in a cellar which was hit by a shell. The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [26th July 1918] reported his death

He was buried at Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St. Nazaire, France [Grave Ref IV D 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Walter ClementRef 83-11
[1880-1954] Born in Todmorden.

He was an architect.

Recorded in 1952, when he was retired and mentioned in connection with the probate of Frederick Fox Beaumont

Barker, WilliamRef 83-3137
[1830-1???] He was an overlooker [1871] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer employing 531 work people 470 adults  & 60 children [1881] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1891].

In 1860, he married Susannah Stansfield [1827-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1857]
  2. Mary E. [b 1858]
  3. John [b 1859]
  4. Susan [b 1861]
  5. James [b 1863]
  6. Alfred [b 1865]
  7. Ann [b 1867]
  8. Hawksworth
  9. Bettsy [b 1870]

They lived at

  • Folley Mill, Langfield [1871]
  • 63 Hanging Ditch, Langfield [1881]
  • 63 Longfield Road, Langfield [1891]

Barker, WilliamRef 83-346
[18??-19??] In November 1844, he and John Holden were found guilty of assaulting and robbing John Bairstow$2

Barker, WilliamRef 83-97
[1815-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a warehouse man [1871].

He married Sarah [1815-1???].


Sarah was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty E. [b 1851] who was a cotton tenter [1871]
  3. William H. [b 1854] who was a cotton carder [1871]
  4. Greenwood [b 1855] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  5. Clara [b 1871]

They lived at 10 West Street Stansfield [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was son John & his wife Mary Ann

Barker, WilliamRef 83-8
[1???-1???] He married Sarah Eastwood.


Sarah was the daughter of
William Eastwood
 

Children:

  1. Alfred

Barker, WilliamRef 83-5
[1???-18??] A joiner of Sowerby.

On 26th September 1830, he married Ann Normanton of Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church

Barker, WilliamRef 83-886
[17??-1???] Coiner of Soyland or Erringden

Barker, WilliamRef 83-2
[1777-18??] He married Grace Holt [1778-1819].

Children:

  1. John

Barker, WilliamRef 83-1151
[1814-1887] Of Wood Top, Hebden Bridge.

He established William Barker & Company.

He was weaving fustian at Hudson Mill, Heptonstall [1840s], and at Machpelah, Hebden Bridge [1851].

He established a dyeing and finishing business at Wood Top [1853].

He took over Mayroyd Works, Hebden Bridge.

A publicity leaflet of 1900 describes his as


the oldest established wholesale clothing firm in Hebden Bridge
 

He married Peggy [1815-1???].

Children:

  1. John [b 1839]
  2. Susey (possibly Susannah [b 1839]) who married  John King
  3. Alice [b 1842] who married Edmund Lord
  4. Mary [b 1843] who married Benjamin King?
  5. William
  6. Eliza [b 1853] who married James Robert Stott

Peggy, Mary and Eliza were amongst the first in the area to produce hand-made garments.

William built Barker's Terrace and Brunswick Terrace

in Hebden Bridge, and some of the buildings in Market Street, Hebden Bridge and houses in the Hangingroyd area

Barker, WilliamRef 83-87
[1816-1845]

He married Mary Simpson [1811-1902].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1837-1921]
  2. Sarah Ann [1839] who died in infancy
  3. Martha Ann [1841-1842]
  4. Hannah Maria [1844-1858]

William died 22nd March 1845 (aged 29).

Mary died 27th February 1902 (aged 91).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1247] with Mary's sister Isabella Simpson [1832-1890]

Barker, WilliamRef 83-3136
[1847-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted overlooker [1871, 1881, 1891].

In 1866, he married Hannah Maria Robertshaw [1845-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary H [b 1867]
  2. William
  3. Ada [b 1874]
  4. Job [b 1876] who was a pattern maker's apprentice [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1883] a machine tool maker's apprentice [1901]
  6. Lewis [b 1886] who was a carpet planner apprentice [1901]

The family lived at

  • Back Foundry Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 21 Launceston Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 14 Ladywood Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Barker, WilliamRef 83-1745
[1849-19??] Son of William Barker.

He was associated with the Hudson Mill Company Limited [1905]

Barker, WilliamRef 83-61
[1857-1909] Born in Todmorden.

He was landlord of the Star Inn, Sowerby [1896-1909].

On 8th July 1876, he married Mary Hannah Webster [1857-1930] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1880] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  2. Sarah [b 1882] who was a worsted weaver [1901]

William died 13th October 1909.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £73 12/-.

Probate was granted to George Haigh (leather strap maker)  and Thomas Naylor (iron fender glazer) 

Barker, WilliamRef 83-78
[1872-19??] Son of William Barker.

Born in Northallerton.

He was a police constable [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Esther Griffiths [1874-19??] at Coley Church.


Esther, of Shipley parish, was born in Wolverhampton, the daughter of Leonard Griffiths
 

Children:

  1. Gordon
  2. William [b 1899] who was a part-timer / worsted doffer  [1911]
  3. Stanley Vincent [b 1902]

They lived at

  • Kitson Hill, Hartshead, Halifax [1901]
  • 232 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Barker, WilliamRef 83-55
[1891-1940]

In [Q3] 1930, he married Martha Ann Settle in Halifax.

They lived at Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Petty Officer Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard HM Trawler Joseph Button which struck a mine off Aldeburgh, Suffolk [21st October 1940] with the loss of 5 crew.

He died 22nd October 1940 (aged 49).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 40 2]

Barker, William ArthurRef 83-91
[18??-19??] He was a member of Greetland UDC [1919]

He lived at 182 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1919]

Barker, William YoungRef 83-68
[1910-1941]

He married Grace.

They lived at Sandown, Isle of Wight.

During World War I, he was a fireman in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

He died a (civilian casualty) at Seaview Foreshore [20th September 1941] (aged 31).

He is remembered on Patmos War Memorial

 

 

Barker surnameRef 83-1
An occupational surname from Middle English meaning a tanner, or from Old French bergère [a shepherd]

There are 181 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Barker, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Barker

Marriages 1835, 1861, 1869, 1873, 1879, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1913, 1930; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1906, 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2471

 



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