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Cockroft, MrRef 227-866
[18??-18??] Of Hebden Bridge. He constructed 3 balloons for the opening of Halifax Town Hall in 1863. The largest balloon was 62 ft in circumference, held an estimated 6,000 cu ft of gas, and was constructed of 600 sheets of tissue paper. It was held together by red and blue bands and 2 large red belts bearing the message
O that the world had feeling man for man

Cockroft, AbrahamRef 227-1374
[17??-18??] He was in partnership with William Thomas as cotton spinners at Lee Mill, Heptonstall.

In 1820, the partnership was dissolved and Thomas carried on alone

Cockroft, AdamRef 227-4
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cockroft, AlbertRef 227-1604
[18??-19??] Quarry owner at Northowram Hill Quarry [1905]

Cockroft, AlbertRef 227-8
[1888-1917] Born in Elland.

In 1913, he married Beatrice Longward in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 15th June 1917.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 106 & 107].

In [Q4] 1919, Beatrice married Arthur Ryder in Preston.

They lived in Preston

Cockroft, AlbertRef 227-9
[1888-1917] Born in Elland.

He lived in Sowerby Bridge.

On 11th October 1913, he married Beatrice Longward [1889-19??] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Beatrice was born in Brighouse
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 15th June 1917.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q4] 1919, Beatrice married Arthur Ryder in Preston.

They lived at Exley Villa, Inkerman Street, Preston

Cockroft, AndrewRef 227-37
[18??-1???] He worked Mytholme Mill, Hipperholme, with his nephew William Hoyle Cockroft [1870s].

Around 1879, the Marsden family acquired the Mill

Cockroft, AquillaRef 227-185
[1881-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a chauffeur for a doctor [1911].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Olive May Hill [1886-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ethel May [b 1910]

The family lived at 151 Gladstone Place, Ovenden [1911]

Cockroft, ArthurRef 227-1279
[1863-19??] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was an engineer [1898].

On 13th September 1890, he married Jessie Hardy [1865-1929] at Heptonstall Church.


Jessie was born in Salford
 

Children:

  1. Albert Henry [b 1892]
  2. Lavinia Russel [b 1894]
  3. Janet [b 1897]
  4. Arthur James
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1901]
  6. Constance [b 1903]
  7. William [b 1908]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

They lived at Salem Mill Yard, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Cockroft, Arthur JamesRef 227-1278
[1899-1918] Son of Arthur Cockroft.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 2nd April 1918.

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 16-18]

Cockroft, CharlesRef 227-266
[1822-1868] Born in Halifax.

He was an ostler [1851] / a retired policeman at Halifax [1868].

He married Elizabeth [1818-1861].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1845]
  2. Maria [1846-13th February 1860] who was buried with her  parents
  3. Alice [b 1848]
  4. Walter

They lived at 15 Parliament Street, Halifax [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger Mary Ann Halstead [b  1829] (carpet pattern setter).

Elizabeth died 9th April 1861 (aged 43).

Charles died 2nd February 1868 (aged 46).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3768]

Cockroft, CharlesRef 227-1139
[1850-19??] Son of Edwin Cockroft, engine tenter.

Born in Clayton, Bradford.

He was a warp dresser of Northowram [1871] / a clay miner [1881, 1891] / an underground man in clay pit [1901] / a clay miner (under manager) [1911].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Martha Ann Pickles [1850-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann, of Northowram, was born in Thornton, the daughter of William Pickles, miner
 

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1872] who was a worsted twister [1891], a  weaver (alpaca) [1901]
  2. Walker [b 1874] who was a worsted weaver overlooker [1891]
  3. Ruth [b 1882] who was a spinner (mohair) [1901], a plush  weaver [1911]
  4. Sam [b 1889] who was a spinner (mohair) [1901],  a plumber [1911]

The family lived at

  • May Royd, Northowram [1881]
  • 22 Staups Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 40 Swamp, Queensbury [1901]
  • 40 West End, Queensbury [1911]

Cockroft, CharlesRef 227-2487
[1877-1940]

He married Victoria.

They lived at 77 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Charles was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940. He died at home on the same day

Cockroft, DanRef 227-2131
[1837-1922] With his brother, William, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Chambers, he was a partner in Cockroft & Chambers.

He later worked as a mechanic

Cockroft, EdgarRef 227-26
[1887-19??] Son of Frank Cockroft.

Born in Halifax [Q4 1887].

He was a worsted spinner [1901] / a tailor maker [1911].

The family lived at

  • 5 Concrete Street, Ovenden [1891, 1901]
  • 12 Japan Street, Halifax [1911]

He went to America.


Manifest of Alien Passengers, Vermont, St Albans Canadian Passenger Lists [13th August 1910] Buffalo.

Edgar Cockroft age 20, (carpet weaver);

Last permanent address: Toronto;

Height: 5 ft  6 ins;

Mother: Mrs Cockroft, Clare Hall, Halifax, England;

Final Destination: West Lynn. Declaration and complete address of friend/relative – Mrs Tom....., Aunt

 


New York Arrivals, Ellis Island [1921]:

Edgar Cockroft age 31 born about 1890 in Halifax, England;

In [Q4] 1915, he married Mabel Smith.

Mother: Mrs Cockroft, Japan Street, Halifax, England.

From Liverpool aboard CARMANIA arrived in New York [11th June 1921];

Arrival contact: Mr N. McIntyre – Cousin

 

Cockroft, EdgarRef 227-14
[1891-1917] Son of Ellis Cockroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher (dye works) [1911] / employed at the Wheatley Dye Works Limited / a member of the Dyers' Club.

He lived at 10 Jumples Crag, Wheatley.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th February 1916] with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [25th October 1916].

He was transferred [6th November 1916], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at the Battle of Arras [11th April 1917] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th May 1917].

He was buried at Brown's Copse Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 31].

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

His brother Lewis Ellis also died in the War

Cockroft, EdmundRef 227-11
[1806-18??] Or Edmond.

He married Mary Shackleton [1806-18??].


Mary was the daughter of Henry Helliwell
 

Children:

  1. William Shackleton [b Land, Stansfield 25th August 1822]
  2. Hannah Shackleton [b Greenland, Stansfield 27th November  1824]
  3. Grace Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 19th February  1828]
  4. John Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 26th May 1831]
  5. Mary Shackleton [b Scotland, Stansfield 1st January 1834]
  6. Susan Shackleton [b Shaw, Stansfield 25th September 1836]

Cockroft, EdwinRef 227-9001
[1844-1880] Of Bottoms Mill, Ovenden.

Born 12th July 1844.

He married Annis [1856-1923].

Children:

  1. Fred [1877-1917]

Edwin died 2nd March 1880.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: DDm12

Cockroft, EdwinRef 227-21
[1848-1940] Son of James Smith Cockroft.

He was a life assurance agent [1891] / an assurance agent [1901] / a Prudential assurance agent [1911].

In 1869, he married Elizabeth Crowther.

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1870] who was a dyer's labourer [1891]
  2. Benjamin [b 1871] who was a dyer's labourer [1891]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1873]
  4. Jim
  5. Frank C. [b 1878] who was a warehouseman in worsted  factory [1901]
  6. Ralph
  7. Hermon
  8. Charles Edwin [b 1885] who was a clogger [1901]

The family lived at

  • Stoney Bridge Lane, Northowram [1881]
  • 41 Claremount Road, Northowram [1891]
  • Livingstone Street, Northowram [1901]
  • 15 Livingstone Street, Northowram [1911]

Edwin died in 1940 (aged 92) 

Cockroft, EllisRef 227-15
[1848-1???] Son of John Cockroft, labourer.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a labourer of Bye Lane [1888] / a farm labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dye hand labourer [1911].

In 1888, he married Michell / Martha [1855-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Michell / Martha, of Bye Lane, was born in Old Leek, Boston, Lincolnshire, the daughter of
Jubal Limb, gardener, and widow of John William Dyson.

She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  1. John William Dyson [b 1881] who was a cotton creeler [1891], a mule spinner worsted [1901]
  2. Martha Ann Dyson [b 1884] who was a rover (worsted) [1901]

The children came to live with the Cockrofts

 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1889] who was a half-time worsted spinner  [1901], a cotton cardroom frame tenter [1911]
  2. Edgar
  3. Lilly [b 1893] who was a cotton cardroom frame tenter  [1911]
  4. Lewis Ellis
  5. Harry [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 4 Page Hill, Ovenden [1891]
  • 25 Bay Lane, Illingworth [1901]
  • 26 Wyvern Place, Ovenden [1911]
  • 10 Jumples Crag, Mixenden [1917]

Sons Edgar & Lewis Ellis died in World War I

Cockroft, FrankRef 227-24
[1855-1928] Son of James Smith Cockroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron turner [1891, 1901] / a machine turner [1911].

He married Isabella Watson [1857-1911].

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1880]
  2. Ernest [b 1883]
  3. Frank
  4. John
  5. Edgar
  6. Charley [b 1890] who was an iron trade plater [1911]
  7. Lewis [b 1895]
  8. Elsie [b 1897]

They lived at

  • 5 Concrete Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 12 Japan Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911, 1928]

Isabella died in 1911 (aged 53).

Frank died at home in 1928 (aged 73).

Cockroft, FrankRef 227-27
[1885-1???] Son of Frank Cockroft.

He went to America.


In 1907, Frank Cockroft (aged 22) [b 1885] born Halifax, England;

Father: Frank Cockroft;

Residence: 5 Concrete Street, Lee Mount, Halifax;

Departed Liverpool [11th September 1907] aboard the SS WESTERNLAND, and arrived in Philadelphia, USA [23rd September 1907];

Friend or relative in US: cousin Hermon Cockroft, 1811, Cahot Street

 

Cockroft, FredRef 227-40
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1922-1931] landlord of the Punch Bowl, Boothtown [1931-1934]

Cockroft, FredRef 227-17
[1875-19??] Son of Samuel Cockroft.

Born in Siddal.

He was an iron moulder [1901] / a general carrier [1911] / a carrier [1912].

In 1896, he married Jane Elizabeth Berry [1872-19??] in Halifax.


 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Walter [b 1904]
  3. Lily [b 1907]

The family lived at 13 Grove Place, Elland [1911]

Cockroft, FredRef 227-779
[1898-1917] Son of Jeremiah Cockroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a piecener at cotton mill [1911] / a cotton twiner [1916] / John Crabtree & Sons at Salterhebble Mill / a staff-sergeant in the Sion Boys' Brigade.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [10th May 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [4th May 1917] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10C, 10D & 11A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Cockroft, FrederickRef 227-1136
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in January 1933

Cockroft, GeorgeRef 227-43
[1814-1865] Born in Ovenden.

He was a cabinet maker employing 5 men [1851].

In [Q3] 1837, he married Sarah Crowder in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of
John Crowder.

She was a milliner [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1849]

They lived at 9 & 19 Swine Market, Halifax [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were (George's siblings ?)  Mary Ann Cockroft [b 1839] (nurse)  & John Cockroft [b 1841] (shop boy).

George died 18th December 1865 (aged 51).

Sarah died 22nd May 1889 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3536] with Sarah's parents

Cockroft, GeorgeRef 227-19
[18??-19??]

In [Q2] 1878, he married Rachel Rhodes [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Harry
  3. daughter

The family lived at 1 Union Street South, Halifax.

Sons Joe & Harry died in World War I

Cockroft, George GeoffreyRef 227-1277
[19??-1945] Son of Elsie & Sam Cockroft of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 58th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 23rd April 1945.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 274]

Cockroft, George HarrisonRef 227-10
[1863-1931] Known as Harrison.

Born in Halifax.

He was a coal merchant [1891] / a coal merchant (own account) [1901] / a coal merchant (employer) [1911].

In 1888, he married Mary Hannah Wilson [1862-1914] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1890; d 16th March 1956] who was a dress maker  [1911]
  2. never married & was buried with her parents
  3. Florence [b 1891] who was a draper's assistant [1911]
  4. Gladys [b 1893] who was a professional soprano vocalist  and performed in one of Miss Lena Ashwell's concert parties  for the troops on the Western Front in France during World War I
  5. John Lewis [b 1895]
  6. Henry

They lived at

  • 43 South Darley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Lewis Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 16 Corporation Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 29 St James's Road, Halifax [1914, 1918, 1931]

Mary Hannah died at home [19th August 1914] (aged 56).

Harrison died at home [14th January 1931] (aged 67).

He left £2,656 1/3d to his son John Lewis.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 269-G]

Cockroft, George HenryRef 227-52
[1862-19??] Son of

Born in Todmorden.

He was a butcher & cattle dealer (own account) [1901] / a butcher shopkeeper (own account) [1911].

In 1883, he married Betsy [1863-19??].


Betsy was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Florence M. [b 1885] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  2. adopted son / nephew John Henry
  3. Elsie Maud [1899-1901]
  4. Douglas [b 1903]
  5. Ronald [b 1905]

The family lived at 280 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

Cockroft, GraceRef 227-1783
[1675-1745] Of Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge. She died unmarried

Cockroft, HannahRef 227-6870
[1992-] MBE.

Born in Halifax.

She was educated at Wainstalls School.

2 cardiac arrests at birth affected her balance and mobility and left her with weak hips and deformed feet and legs.

In the 2012 Paralympics, she won gold medals for the 100 metres (T34)  and 200 metres (T34).

These were commemorated with Gold Post Boxes at Crossley Street, Halifax and at Mount Tabor Road.

She was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Halifax in 2012, and she was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Years Honours List.

On 1st August 2017, she rang the bell to mark the opening of the refurbished Piece Hall in Halifax.

There is a gold painted letter box in the wall of the old post office at Mount Tabor Crossroads to commemorate her achievement

Cockroft, HarryRef 227-1269
[1896-1918] Son of George Cockroft.

He was educated at Range Bank Wesleyan School, Halifax / employed by George Armitage Limited.

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

He was killed by a shell in his dugout [24th May 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XX B 7].

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

His brother Joe also died in the War

Cockroft, HenryRef 227-1784
[1708-1774] Younger brother of William Cockroft of Mayroyd


Question: Can anyone help me link this Henry to the correct William Cockroft?

 

Cockroft, HenryRef 227-1785
[1758-1812] Of Great Burlees, Wadsworth.

He married Sarah [1755-1820].

Children:

  1. William [1796-1802]

There are memorials to the family in Heptonstall Church

Cockroft, HenryRef 227-1270
[1898-1918] Son of Harrison Cockroft.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of Boys' Brigade of Wesley's Chapel, Halifax / employed at Behrens's Cloth Warehouse, Bradford.

He lived with his parents at 19 St James's Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [March 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [21st March 1918] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [13th April 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5].

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cockroft, HerbertRef 227-136
[1878-1927] Born in Halifax

He was a stationary engine tenter [1904].

In 1904, he married Elizabeth Fossey in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
George Fossey
 

Children:

  1. Jesse [1904-1985] who married [1926] Mary Smith

Cockroft, Herbert WilliamRef 227-53
[1884-1963] Son of Henry Cockcroft.

Born at Slack,Wainstalls [9th October 1884].

He was an office boy at Industrial Society [1901] / a commercial clerk at the Co-operative Society [1911] / a commercial clerk living at 25 Seedhill Row, Mixenden [1913].

On 27th August 1913, he married Ethel Clark.

at Brunswick Chapel, Halifax


Ethel, a school teacher living at Upper Shaw Booth, Wainstalls, was the daughter of George Augustus Clark, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Doreen [b 11th June 1915; d of meningitis 6th December  1915]
  2. Kathleen [b 30th November 1916; d 6th June 2001]   who married [Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel,  Pellon Lane 12th December 1942] Alfred Sewell
  3. Philip [b 6th December 1922; d 22nd February 2002]   who married [Sunderland 31st March 1945]  Bessie Sewell (the sister of the above Alfred Sewell

During World War I, he served as a Driver (No: 173873)  with the Royal Field Artillery.

Initially, he was with B/241 Brigade but subsequently 277 Brigade. 241 Brigade was part of the RFA support units to the 48th formerly (South Midland) Division.

It was involved in the Battle of the Somme [July 1916] and at Passchendaele [July 1917].

He was discharged on March 31st 1920.

He was awarded The British War & Allied Victory Medals.

He died at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary [14th April 1963] (aged 78).

Cause of death: Myocardial infarction, coronary insufficiency & strangulated inguinal hernia

He & other members of the family () were buried at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Wainstalls

Cockroft, HermonRef 227-22
[1881-1975] Son of Edwin Cockroft.

Born in Halifax [26th August 1881].

He was an iron driller [1901].

He sailed from Glasgow, Scotland aboard the COLUMBIA and arrived in Philadelphia on 12th January 1923.

US records show him as


US Declaration of Intention (dated 22nd March 1924):

Born 26. 8. 1881 Halifax, England
Unmarried
Weight: 130 pounds
Occupation: Machinist
Cuyahoga, Ohio, US

Now resides Hawley House, Cleveland, Ohio

 


US census 1940:

Age 58
Single
Occupation: Machinist
Ward 42, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook,Illinois

 


Illinois, Cook County, Deaths:

Herman Cockroft
Event date: 7th January 1975
Address: 2155, West Pierce
Age: 93
Occupation: Labourer

Buried 9th January 1975 at Elm Lawn, Elmhurst, Illinois

Informant: Letty L. Reyes

 

See Frank Cockroft

Cockroft, JamesRef 227-2509
[1856-1???] From West Vale.

On 10th October 1869, the 13-year-old boy and 3 other lads from West Vale – John William Wild, Arthur Wood and Joseph Scargill – broke into the booking office at North Dean Railway Station. They got in through an opening over a door where a window had been taken out during repairs and not replaced. Cockroft was found in possession of 2/10d taken from a drawer in the office, and 2 first-class tickets to Blackpool, value 10/- each. He had been concerned in 2 cases of house robbery and was detained in custody and the cases remanded until the following week. The others were allowed to go home.

At West Riding Court House, Cockroft was committed to prison for 2 months and then sent to a reformatory, his father having to contribute to his support at the reformatory

Cockroft, JamesRef 227-51
[1802-1855]

He married (1) Grace [1805-1886].

Children:

  1. James [1829-1910] who married Sarah [1829-1909]
  2. Samuel [1831-1867] who died at Sandhirst, Australia

Grace died 10th April 1886 (aged 81).

He married (2) Sarah [1825-1905].

James died 11th March 1855 (aged 53).

Sarah died 24th February 1905 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3681]

Cockroft, JamesRef 227-41
[1804-1866] Born in Hightown.

He was a stone mason [1841] / a stone mason employing 6 men [1851] / a stone mason [1861].

Around 1827, he married Harriet [1801-1863].


Harriet was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1827] who was a carpet setter [1851], a worsted  spinner [1841], & married Thomas Normington
  2. Joseph [b 1828]
  3. Job [b 1832] who was a stone mason [1851]
  4. Mary [1834-2nd June 1905] who was a carpet setter [1851,  1861], & married Thomas Riley
  5. Susannah [1837-3rd September 1906] who was a cotton  winder [1851], a worsted weaver [1861], a coating weaver [1891], &  was buried with her sister Mary & her husband
  6. Harriet [b 1842] who was a worsted winder in factory  [1861], a weft winder [1891]

They lived at

  • Shroggs Bottom, Halifax [1841]
  • Shroggs, Halifax [1851]
  • Shroggs Bottom, Halifax [1861]

In 1891, sisters Susannah (head of the household), Mary & Harriet, were living together at Cropley's Buildings, Ovenden.

Harriet died 9th June 1863 (aged 62).

James died 10th January 1866 (aged 62).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2764] with grandson George Henry Normington

Cockroft, JamesRef 227-33
[1828-1910] Son of James Cockroft, a worsted overlooker.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted overlooker / a silk spinning overlooker [1861] / established James Cockroft & Company.

In 1851, he married Sarah Marsden.


Sarah was the daughter of Charles Marsden
 

They lived at 4 Lowes Court, Halifax

Cockroft, James EdwardRef 227-16
[1887-1918] He lived at 3 Miry Lane, Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of pneumonia [26th November 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby.

Cockroft, James SmithRef 227-20
[1817-1894] Son of Abigail & William Cockroft

Baptised at Illingworth [20th July 1817].

He was a silk twister [1851] / a green grocer [1861, 1871] / a smallware dealer (hosier) [1881] / a retired green grocer [1891].

In 1840, he married Sarah Halliday [1820-1???].

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1840]
  2. Martha [b 1843]
  3. David [b 1846]
  4. Edwin
  5. Amelia [b 1850]
  6. Frank
  7. Fred [b 1859] who was an unemployed joiner [1881], a  joiner [1891, 1901], a pig & poultry keeper and joiner [1911]
  8. Martha Ann [b 1861]

The family lived at

  • Nursery Lane, Ovenden [1841]
  • Hollin Hall, Northowram [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881]
  • South Cliffe, Holmfield [1891, 1901]
  • 2 South Cliffe, Holmfield [1911]

Living with them [in 1841] was mother-in-law Mary Halliday [b  1779].

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Harry Cockroft [b  1870].

James died in 1894 (aged 76) 

Cockroft, JeremiahRef 227-781
[1872-1934] Born in Halifax

He was a stoker [1896] / a stoker at dyehouse [1911].

On 1st June 1896, he married Emily Etta Hirst [1874-1950] in Halifax.


Emily Etta was born in Halifax

She was a rag sorter at rag mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Ivy [b 1899] who was a part-time pointer at cotton mill  [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1902]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 9 Undercliffe Bottoms, Siddal [1911]
  • 10 Gladstone View, Siddal [1916]

Cockroft, JimRef 227-29
[1876-1947] Son of Edwin Cockroft.

He was a mechanic of Livingstone Street, Ovenden [1898] / a planer, machine tools [1901] / a mechanic, machine tools [1911].

On 10th September 1898, he married Emma Barstow [1875-1???].


Emma, of Lower Cross Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Barstow, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1899] who was a machine tool inspector [1947]
  2. Robinson [b 1900]
  3. Clifford [b 1904]
  4. Emily [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 4 Eastwood Street, Northowram [1901, 1911]
  • 6 Bracewell Grove, Halifax [1947]

Jim died 23rd May 1947.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £165 5/2d.

Administration was granted to son Wilfred

Cockroft, JobRef 227-1004
[1857-1924] Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a stone merchant [1911].

On 26th March 1877, he married Leah Newell [1853-1932] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah was born in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. John H. [b 1879] who was a stone merchant [1911]
  2. Rachel H. [b 1884] who was a weaver (woollen) [1911]
  3. Willie
  4. James E. [b 1888] who was a quarryman [1911]
  5. Grace [b 1890] who was a cotton warper [1911]
  6. Sam [b 1893] who was a dyer (worsted wool) [1911]

They lived at

  • Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot [1911]
  • 4 Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot [1917]

Cockroft, JoeRef 227-1275
[1885-1917] Son of George Cockroft.

He was a conductor/driver for Halifax Corporation Tramways.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Gertrude Holdsworth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1916]

The family lived at 27 Mason Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1914], then served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed [14th June 1917] (aged 32)  when he was rushed by the Germans while in covering party in front of wire.

He was buried at Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [Grave Ref I B 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-45
[1???-1???]

In [Q3] 1856, he married Harriet in Halifax


Harriet was the widow of
William Lord
 

They lived at 7 Shakespeare Street, Halifax [1871].

Lodging with Harriet [in 1871] were Matthew Sproat & his family, and Charles Francis [b 1841] (cigar maker) 

Cockroft, Dr JohnRef 227-2225
[1???-18??]

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-3
[1???-18??]


Question: Is he the same person as John Cockroft [1804-1872]?

 

He married Ann [1???-18??].

Children:

  1. Mary [b Haverill Shaw 25th September 1828]
  2. James [b Widdop 31st December 1830]
  3. Martha [b Widdop 26th May 1833]
  4. William [b Widdop 29th July 1835]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-2537
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1778-9]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-832
[17??-17??] Coiner of Marsh Lane. He simply used coin blanks on which he and Thomas Greenwood made a few impressions, passing the crude forgeries off as worn coins.

On 15th December 1769, he was arrested in Darlington following a hue and cry, and imprisoned at York Castle.

In April 1782, he was found guilty of coining. His execution at York Castle was reprieved and he was transported to Africa

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-12
[1804-1872]


Question: Is he the same person as John Cockroft [1???-18??]?

 

He was a farmer of 42 acres [1841, 1851] / a farmer of 40 acres/sheep keeper [1861, 1871].

He married Ann [1809-18??].

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1830] who married Thomas Dent & went to  live in Lancashire
  2. James [b 1831] who was a shepherd [1851], a farmer [1872]
  3. Martha [b 1833] who married Thomas Thomas
  4. William [b 1836] who was a stone quarrier [1851]
  5. Ann [b 1837]
  6. Sarah [b 1840]
  7. Esther [b 1844] who was a cotton power loom weaver,  staying with her sister Martha [1861]
  8. John [b 1851]

They lived at Widdop, Heptonstall [1841, 1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1851, 1861] was grandson Smith Cockroft [b 1850].

In 1881, John Cockroft [b 1851] (farmer of 34 acres), his sister Esther [b 1844], and boarder Wilson Hartley [b  1863] (farm servant) were at Worlds End, Heptonstall.

Ann died between 1851 & 1861.

John died 19th June 1872.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500.

Administration was granted to his son James

In 1871, Smith Cockroft [b 1850] (her son) and Esther Cockroft [b 1844] (her sister) were staying with Mary & Thomas Dent at Shaw/Shay Lane, Biercliffe with Exwhistle, Lancashire

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-46
[1813-1876]

He married Sarah [1923-1993].

Children:

  1. Sam [1853-1890]

John died 23rd March 1876 (aged 63).

Sarah died 24th April 1993 (aged 70).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2336] with John Cockroft Greenwood [1863-1864], grandson Charley Hindle [1871-1872] & Annie Hindle [1874-1877]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-1248
[1826-1876] Or Cockcroft.

He was a delver / landlord of the Withens Hotel, Wainstalls [1874].

He married Sarah [1829-1897].


Sarah was born in Oxenhope
 

Children:

  1. Sam

John died 24th February 1876.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah.

After his death, Sarah ran the Withens Hotel, followed by son Sam, until 1893 when Riley Eastwood took over.

In 1881, she was an innkeeper & farmer of 12 acres.

Living with her [in 1881] were son Sam & his wife Matilda, and boarders John Sunderland [b 1846] (general labourer), and Thomas Butterworth [b 1827] (stone delver) 

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-49
[1828-1893]

He married Mary [1828-1911].

Children:

  1. Fred [1860-1870]
  2. Willy [b 1865] who died aged 1 month
  3. John Lewis [1872-1881]

John died 27th March 1893 (aged 65).

Mary died 30th October 1911 (aged 83).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4266]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-523
[1853-1917] Born in Ovenden.

He was a blacksmith's striker [1879].

On 17th August 1879, he married Emma Jane Houseman in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jonathan [1879-1962]
  2. Thomas [1881-1882]
  3. Sam
  4. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1885]

The children were born in Ovenden.

The marriage broke down and Emma Jane went to Canada with children Jonathan and Sarah Elizabeth [around 1905].

John was living alone in a one-roomed house in Ovenden [1911]

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-25
[1885-19??] Son of Frank Cockroft.

He went to America.


Manifest of Alien Passengers – Vermont, St Albans Canadian Passenger Lists.

John Cockroft (cloth examiner), son of Frank Cockroft arrived from Liverpool on [5th October 1912] aboard th SS CANADA

 

On 20th February 1922, he married Margaret Manning O'Rourke [1888-19??] in Manhattan, New York.


Margaret, a divorcee, was the daughter of Margaret [née Carroll] & Michael Manning O'Rourke
 

Cockroft, JohnRef 227-32
[1894-19??] He was a motor mechanic.

He married Cora [1897-19??].

Children:

  1. Russell Budlong [b 1918]

The family lived at 8 St Paul's Street, Halifax.

They emigrated to the USA.


Massachusetts Passenger & Crew Lists

John Cockroft (34) motor mechanic, wife Cora Cockroft (32) and son & Russell Budlong Cockroft (9), departed Liverpool 27th August 1927, and arrived Boston, Massachusetts, US, 4th September 1927 aboard the CELTIC.

Friend: Boles

 


US Federal Census 1930

John Cockroft (36), wife Cora (34) and son Russell B. Cockroft

Immigration year: 1927

 


US Census 1940

John Cockroft (46) a cloth inspector, card clothing; wife Cora (43), and son Russell B. Cockroft (22)  attendant at gasoline station.

Residence: Leicester Town, Worcester, Massachusetts

 


Florida State Census 1945

John Cockroft (51); wife Cora Cockroft (50) 

Residence Pinellas Park, Pinellas, Florida

 


7th September 1951: John Cockroft (58) and wife Cora (56) departed New York to Plymouth aboard LIBERTE
 

Cockroft, John ErnestRef 227-911
[1888-1916] Son of Thomas Cockroft.

Born in Sowerby [2nd March 1888]; baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [5th August 1888].

He was a worsted doffer [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Private. with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne [18th May 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [Grave Ref: 82]. with other members of his family.

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Cockroft, John HenryRef 227-589
[1897-1917] Born in Todmorden as John Henry Cunliffe, son of John Cunliffe.

He was adopted by Betsy & George H. Cockroft, and lived with the Cockroft family. He is recorded as George's adopted son [1901], and as George's nephew [1911]. John Henry took the surname Cockroft.

He was a cotton weaver [1911]

During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He went to France in early 1917.

He was killed in action [11th April 1917].

The Todmorden & District News [27th April 1917] published his photograph and reported that he was killed by a sniper.

He was buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France [Grave Ref III B 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Cockroft, John WilliamRef 227-31
[1891-19??] Son of Thomas Cockroft.

Born in Warley [12th September 1891].

He emigrated to the USA.


Vermont, St Albans Canadian Passenger Lists.

Event date: 1913.
John William Cockroft age 22 born Halifax, England
Father: Thomas Cockroft.
Height: 5ft 1ins.
Occupation: brass maker.
Last residence: Maramata, Canada.
Seaport date of landing: Quebec 5th November 1913 aboard SS VIRGINIA.
Manifest: dated 30. 10. 1913 Marcus Wash.
Final Destination: Spokane, Washington

 

Cockroft, JosephRef 227-5
[1790-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cockroft, JosephRef 227-38
[1816-1866] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / a silk manufacturer employing 65 hands [1861] / partner in Cockroft & Spencer.

He established Joseph Cockroft & Company.

Around 1844, he married Elizabeth Hoyle [1816-1906].


Elizabeth was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Hephzibah Hoyle (Cockroft) [1842-1873] who married  George Sykes, & was buried with her parents
  2. William Hoyle
  3. James Walter [1850-1879] who was a silk spinner [1871], &  was buried with his parents

They lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was mother-in-law Hephzibah Hoyle [b 1793].

Joseph died 12th October 1866 (aged 50).

Elizabeth died 26th January 1906 (aged 90).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 548]

Cockroft, JosephRef 227-44
[1829-1871] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stone mason employing 5 men [1851] / a stone mason [1861].

In [Q2] 1850, he married Ellen Bottomley [1829-1916] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James W. [b 1852]
  2. Harry [b 1857]
  3. Joe [b 1861]

There were also 6 infants who were buried with their parents.

They lived at

  • 2 Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Crib Lane, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was Jonathan Farnell [b 1840] (stone mason labourer).

Joseph died 24th July 1871 (aged 42).

Ellen died 12th January 1916 (aged 87).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3641]

Cockroft, LewisRef 227-28
[1895-19??] Son of Frank Cockroft.

A Lewis Cockroft [born 1894] is recorded with the 4th Reserve Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). [Military Regiment No. 2990].

He went to America.


New York Passenger Lists, Ellis Island.

Lewis Cockroft [age 26] a carpet weaver from Halifax, England, son of Mr Cockroft of 12 Japan Street, Halifax;

Final destination: Philadelphia. Departed Liverpool aboard the CARONIA [7th August 1920] & arrived New York [15th August 1920];

Arrival contact name: John Cockroft, brother

 


Lewis Cockroft of 12 Japan Street, Halifax (millwright) age 30 arrived at Liverpool on [15th July 1924] from New York
 

Cockroft, Lewis EllisRef 227-6
[1894-1917] Son of Ellis Cockroft.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon / a cloth finisher at worsted dyeworks [1911].

He lived with his family at 10 Jumples Crag, Mixenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [early 1917], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He was wounded when a shell burst near his dug-out [7th December 1917].

He died of wounds the following day [8th December 1917] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th January 1918].

He was buried at Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France [Grave Ref II C 29].

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

His brother Edgar also died in the War

Cockroft, Lewis JohnRef 227-36
[1888-19??] Son of Ralph Cockroft.

Born 18th May 1888.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a mechanic of 17 Grove Street, Ovenden [1909].

On 2nd October 1909, he married Edith Annie Cragg [1891-19??].


Edith Annie, of 10 Grove Street, Ovenden, was the daughter of Benjamin Cragg, cart driver
 

Cockroft, MaryRef 227-493
[17??-17??] Of Wadsworth.

She married husband #1.

She married husband #2.

She married (3) Rev John Grimshaw.

She married (4) Rev John Crosse, the blind vicar od Bradford

Cockroft, PercyRef 227-2
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Junction, Rastrick [1913] / the Moulders' Arms, Halifax [1914]

Cockroft, PhineasRef 227-2474
[1852-1918] Son of Ann (née Gregson) & Caleb Cockroft.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a painter in a worsted mill [1861] / a coal miner [1871] / a labourer at stone quarry [1881] / innkeeper at the Beacon Tavern, Claremount [1891, 1895] / a stone miner [1901] / a labourer at stone quarry [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married (1) Annie Robinson [1857-1897] in Halifax.


Annie was born in York
 

Annie died at the New Delight, Boothtown [6th November 1897].

She was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [5 15].


Question: Does anyone know if Phineas was landlord of the New Delight, Boothtown at the time of Annie's death in 1897?

 

In [Q4] 1897, he married (2) Bathsheba in Halifax.


Bathsheba [née Greenwood] was the widow of Charles Town [1835-1892].

She had a daughter Mary [b 1886] by her first marriage

 

They lived at

  • 5 Oakley Street, Queensbury [1901]
  • 41 Chapel Street, Queensbury [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder Thomas Rushworth [aged 88].

Phineas died Q4 1918 (aged 66) 

Cockroft, R.Ref 227-13
[1883-1916] He worked at Dean Clough.

He lived at 63 Stannary Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He served in the Dardanelles and in France.

He died 29th September 1916 (aged 33).

He was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.1, France [Grave Ref VII A B].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cockroft, RalphRef 227-35
[1864-1???] He was a pipe fitter [1887, 1888] / a machine fitter [1891] / a pipe fitter [1897].

He married Elizabeth [1864-1???].

Children:

  1. Mary H. [b 1885]
  2. Edith [b 11th January 1887]
  3. Lewis John
  4. Joe [b 14th November 1897]

The family lived at

  • 1 Firth's Court, Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1887, 1888, 1897]
  • 3 West End, Halifax [1891]

In 1901 census, the 4 children were living at Spring Street, Skircoat with their aunts, stepsisters: Alice Ingham [b 1862] (head of the household)  & Mary H. Ingham [b 1872]

Cockroft, RalphRef 227-34
[1881-1933] Son of Edwin Cockroft.

He was a butcher/shopkeeper [1901] / a butcher [1902, 1911, 1922].

In August 1902, Ralph (butcher) and Joe Cockroft [b  1879] (labourer) arrived at Quebec City, Canada aboard the PRETORIAN, bound for Montreal, Canada.

In 1907, he married Ada Millicent Carnley [1882-1922].


Ada Millicent was born in Doncaster
 

Children:

  1. Ada Millicent [b 1908]
  2. Frederick [bapt 1908] who was a solicitor [1933]
  3. Ernest [b 1910] who was an electrical engineer [1933]

They lived at

  • 30 All Souls Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 9 Rhodesia Avenue, Halifax [1922]

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Evelyn May Carnley [b 1898]

Ada Millicent died 26th May 1922.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £397 10/-.

Administration was granted to Ralph.

Ralph died 18th November 1933.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,952 6/10d.

Probate was granted to his sons Frederick & Ernest

Cockroft, SamRef 227-527
[1883-1963] Son of John Cockroft.

Born in Ovenden [11th July 1883].

He was a labourer [1909].

On 25th December 1909, he married Elsie Pamment [1887-1965] at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.


Elsie was born in Isleham
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

Sam died in Halifax in 1963.

Elsie died in Liversedge [21st July 1965]

Cockroft, SamRef 227-1142
[1889-1916] Son of Charles Cockroft.

He was a member of, & bass singer at, Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn / a spinner (mohair) [1901] / a plumber [1911] / employed by Mr Ackroyd, plumber, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

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

He was killed on his way to the front line [15th September 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France [Grave Ref V I 9]

Cockroft, SamuelRef 227-48
[1826-1881]

He married Sarah Ann [1824-1891].

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. Mary Hannah [1866-1933]

Samuel died 11th August 1881 (aged 55).

Sarah Ann died 7th August 1891 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2986]

Cockroft, SamuelRef 227-2280
[1843-1892] Born in Ovenden.

He was a woolcombing machine overlooker [1881] / licensee of the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland [1891].

In 1866, he married Elizabeth Longbottom [1840-1912].


Elizabeth came from Ovenden / Illingworth
 

Children:

  1. Walter [1869-1873]
  2. Fred
  3. Tom [1878-1897]
  4. Charlie [1881-1938] who was an iron moulder's apprentice  [1901]

They lived at

  • 16 Siddal Street, Southowram [1881]
  • 6 Elland Lane, Elland # on the corner with Westbury Street [1891]

After Samuel's death, his widow, Elizabeth, took over at the Oddfellows' Arms [1892-1912].

After Elizabeth's death, son Charlie took over at the Oddfellows' Arms [1912-1913]

Cockroft, SamuelRef 227-18
[1855-1886] Son of John Cockroft delver.

He was a delver of Warley [1879] / landlord of the Withens Hotel, Wainstalls.

On 4th July 1879, he married Melissa Holgate.


Melissa was the daughter of William Holgate
 

Samuel (possibly) died in 1886 (aged 31)  In 1901, Melissa was living at Lumb Mill, Wainstalls.

Living with her [in 1891] were boarders:

In April 1907, Melissa married John Watson

She died 8th April 1934 (aged 72).

She left property at Nos 1, 2 & 3 Lumb Terrace, Wainstalls, to Wilfred Holgate

Cockroft, SamuelRef 227-7
[1897-1917] Son of Fred Cockroft.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Elland Wesleyan Chapel.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He went to France in December 1916.

He died an hour after being wounded [3rd May 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Cockroft, SpencerRef 227-786
[1878-1917] Son of William Cockroft

Born at Forest View, Ovenden [10th February 1878].

He was a labourer at the Corporation Gas Works [1903].

On 26th September 1903, he married Mary Hannah Scott in Bradshaw.


Mary Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Vera [b 1907]
  2. Hanson [1910-1995]

The children were born in Boothtown.

They lived at 1 New Inn Yard, Boothtown [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [21st March 1917] and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [9th August 1917] (aged 38).

He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II F 9].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

On his death, Mary was awarded a widow's pension of 24/6d per week

Cockroft, ThomasRef 227-2247
[18??-18??] Of Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge.

In September 1869, he filed a patent for

improved means and method of hanging window sashes

Cockroft, ThomasRef 227-23
[1840-1913]

He married Eliza Jane [1843-1905].

Children:

  1. Blanche who died 11th July 1872 (aged 14 months) 

Thomas died 24th April 1913 (aged 73).

Eliza Jane died 25th June 1905 (aged 62).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3378]

Cockroft, ThomasRef 227-50
[1851-1920] Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer [1891, 1901].

He married Emily [1855-1933].

Children:

  1. Mary E. [b 1874] who was a worsted weaver [1891]
  2. Martha [b 1876] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  3. Emily [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. Thomas Ellis [b 1886] who was an iron moulder [1901]
  5. Clara [1882-1928] who was a woollen weaver [1901]
  6. John Ernest
  7. Elsie [b 1892]

The family lived at Carr Fold, Sowerby [1891, 1901]

Thomas died 15th January 1920 (aged 69).

Emily died 21st June 1933 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Cockroft, ThomasRef 227-30
[1871-19??] Born in Halifax.

He married Martha A. [1869-19??]


Martha A. was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Hilda [b 1894]
  3. Alice [b 1897]

They lived at Marsden Street, Bradford [1901]

Cockroft, WalterRef 227-267
[1849-1881] Son of Charles Cockroft.

He married Mary [1852-1913].

Walter died 19th January 1881 (aged 31).

Mary died 21st March 1913 (aged 61).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3768] with Walter's parents

Cockroft, WalterRef 227-592
[1891-1919]


He appears as Cockcroft on his birth, marriage &
Commonwealth War Grave Commission records, and as Cockroft elsewhere
 

See Walter Cockcroft

Cockroft, WatsonRef 227-166
[1863-1906] He was a roller coverer (worsted mill) [1901] / landlord of the Anchor, Mill Bank [1905].

In [Q3] 1887, he married Mary Jane Parkin [1864-1951] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Hull
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1889]
  2. Louis [1891-1976] who was a twiner piecer [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1894] who was a bobbin winder [1911]
  4. Clara [1899-1901]
  5. Enid [1900-1901]

They lived at 5 Ivy Street, King Cross [1901].

Watson died 16th May 1906.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £34 10/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary Jane.

After his death, Mary Jane took over at the Anchor [from 1906 until at least 1914].

In [Q2] 1912, Mary Jane married John William Speak in Halifax

Cockroft, WilliamRef 227-1782
[1638-1685] Or Cockcroft.

Of Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1675, he bought Hangingroyd Mill and the estate at Hangingroyd, Hebden Bridge, from his cousin Richard Robertshaw.

He married Mary [1635-1719].

Children:

  1. Sarah [1662-1700] who was buried near the altar at Heptonstall Church

Cockroft, WilliamRef 227-47
[1779-1850]

William died 11th July 1850 (aged 71).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2760]

Cockroft, WilliamRef 227-42
[1812-1872]

He married Elizabeth [1824-1900].

Children:

  1. Frederick Spencer [March 1860-23rd February 1861]
  2. Emma who died 6th August 1861 (aged 2 months) 
  3. Charles [March 1865-30th October 1866]

William died 28th September 1872 (aged 60).

Elizabeth died 30th January 1900 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3990]

Cockroft, WilliamRef 227-2132
[1847-1911] With his brother, Dan, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Chambers, he was a partner in Cockroft & Chambers.

He later moved to Bradford and worked as a bookkeeper

Cockroft, WilliamRef 227-784
[1850-1908] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool comber [1874].

On 16th February 1874, he married Mary Ann Scott [1852-1905] at Illingworth Church.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Wilson [1874-1957]
  2. Betsy [1876-1952]
  3. Spencer
  4. Alice [b 1880]
  5. Lucy [b 1882]
  6. Thomas [b 1885]
  7. Clara [b 1887]
  8. Amy [b 1889]
  9. Fred [b 1892]
  10. Emma [b 1893]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Horton Place, Bradshaw [1905, 1908].

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: Mary Ann [20th December 1905]; William [31st October 1908]

Cockroft, William HoyleRef 227-39
[1846-1???] Son of Joseph Cockroft.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a silk spinner [1871] / a silk manufacturer [1881].

He worked Mytholme Mill, Hipperholme, with his uncle Andrew Cockroft [1870s]

Cockroft, WillieRef 227-909
[1886-1917] Son of Job Cockroft.

Born in Stoney Booth, Luddendenfoot.

He was a stone merchant (employer) [1911].

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

He died in Germany [27th June 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref VI D 10].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

 

 

Cockroft surnameRef 227-1
A variant of the surname Cockcroft

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are 98 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cockroft, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Cockroft

Marriages 1809, 1835, 1856, 1871, 1884, 1896, 1899, 1900, 1907, 1917; Death 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2445

 



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