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Cordingley, AlfredRef 337-1065
[1865-1941] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a small wire drawer [1901] / a wire drawer [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Matilda Illingworth [1862-1945] in Bradford.

Matilda was born in Idle, Bradford


  1. Burton [1892-1918] who was an apprentice compositor [1911]

They lived at

  • Hartshead Moor, Clifton [1901]
  • Highfield Cottages, Hartshead Moor, Cleckheaton [1911]

Matilda (possibly) died in Dewsbury [Q1 1945] (aged 84) 

Alfred (possibly) died in Dewsbury [Q3 1951]

Cordingley, ArthurRef 337-4
[1868-1???] Illegitimate son of Susannah Cordingley of Wyke.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [5th July 1868]

Cordingley, BenjaminRef 337-167
[1843-1916] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted factory worker (living with William Cordingley)   [1861] / in the worsted trade / a carpet warehouseman

He was the bell-man at Northowram.

In 1880, he succeeded John Simpson as Halifax town crier, and he held the post until he retired [30th September 1908].

His last announcement was the formation of the Independent Labour Party.

For many years, he was the organ-blower at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram.

In [Q4] 1881, he married (1) Rebecca Roberts [1844-1885] in Halifax.

Rebecca died in 1883 (aged 41).

In [Q1] 1884, he married (2) Frances Riddell [18??-1921] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Quarry House Gate, Northowram [1851]
  • Windmill Hill, Northowram [1861]
  • the Hough, Northowram ten [1871]
  • 4 Firth's Court, Crossley Terrace, Halifax
  • 18 Oxford Street, Halifax [1905]

He and Frances retired to the Arden Road Almshouses.

Ben died Q3 1916 (aged 73).

Frances died Q3 1921 (aged 82).

They were buried at Heywood's Chapel

Cordingley, Elizabeth WilkesRef 337-178
[17??-18??] One of Anne Lister's servants at Shibden Hall

Cordingley, FredRef 337-9
[1863-1890] Son of Joseph Cordingley.

Born in Manchester.

He was a mason [1881] / a mason of Akroydon [1884].

In 1884, he married Harriet Wardle [1860-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Harriet, of Foundry Street, Halifax, was born in Rochdale [25th March 1860], the daughter of David Wardle, slater plasterer.

She was a cotton winder [1891]



  1. Lillie [b Halifax 1884; bapt at Lepton 11th October 1888;  d 1927] who was a cotton winder [1901, 1911], had an illegitimate  daughter Violet Cordingley & married Robert Baxendale
  2. Albert [b Rochdale 16th August 1886; bapt at Lepton 11th  October 1888] who was a spinning machine oiler [1901]

The family lived at 2 Denton's Court, Halifax [1891].

Fred died 7th September 1890 (aged 27).

In 1895, Harriet married Robert Green.

Fred was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 361] with his daughter Lillie and his widow Harriet & her husband Robert Green

Cordingley, GadRef 337-867
[1834-1878] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Southowram [27th October 1834].

He was a flag facer [1851] / a stone mason [1861] / a monumental mason of St Paul's Monumental Works, King Cross [1874].

In 1855, he married Emma Lightowler [1833-1925] in Halifax.

Emma was born in Southowram.

She was a worsted winder [1891]



  1. Tom [1858-1869] who was buried with his parents
  2. Leah [1863-1956] who was a dressmaker [1891, 1911] & was  buried with her parents
  3. Frank [b 1865]
  4. Drusilla [b 1869] who was a wool hanker [1891], a dress  maker [1901] & married John Ryan

They lived at

  • 53 Back Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • Green Terrace Square, Skircoat [1871]
  • 2 Royal Oak Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 80 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax (with daughter Drusilla Ryan  & family) [1891]
  • 78 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax (Emma & daughter Leah)   [1911]

Gad died 12th September 1878.

Emma died 4th October 1925 (aged 92).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 836] with Lenora Ryan Cordingley (daughter of Drusilla), who died 31st January 1891 (aged 11 months) 

Cordingley, HenryRef 337-420
[1817-1873] Son of Thomas Cordingley.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver [1871].

On 4th January 1841, he married Martha Greenwood [1822-1895] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Northowram


  1. Ellen [b 1842]
  2. William [b 1844]
  3. Elizabeth [1849-1???] who married John Loveless
  4. Henry [b 1851]
  5. Sidney [b 1853] who was an iron moulder [1881]
  6. Frances [b 1855]
  7. Thomas [b 1857] who was a stone mason [1881]

They lived at 35 Collier Topping, Northowram [1881].

He died at Ringby Terrace, Halifax [3rd November 1873].

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1881] was daughter Elizabeth and her family.

Martha died in Halifax [3rd July 1895].

Henry & Martha were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, HenryRef 337-3
[1847-1???] Illegitimate son of Jane Cordingley of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [21st September 1847]

Cordingley, JamesRef 337-7
[1813-1861] Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker [1841] / a cotton & wool card maker [1851] / an insurance agent / a foreman at Albert Mill, Halifax [1861].

He married (1) Sarah [1812-1847].

Sarah was a card sewer [1841]


  1. Mary Ann [1835-21st September 1912] who was a hearth rug  weaver [1851]
  2. John [1838-31st August 1912] who was a card machine  tenter [1851], a carpet manufacturer's clerk [1861]
  3. Joseph [b 1841]
  4. Jane [b 1843] who (possibly) married Robert Topliss

Sarah died Q4 1847.

In [Q2] 1849, he married (2) Hannah Balmforth [1818-1858] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Northowram


  1. Elizabeth who died 25th September 1852 (aged 10 weeks) 
  2. Martha [b 1853]
  3. Eunice who died 5th April 1858 (aged 10 months) 

They lived at

  • Cavalry Field, Halifax [1841]
  • 16 Albert Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 52 Gerrard Street, Halifax (when John was head of the  household) [1861]

Living with them [in 1841, 1861] was mother-in-law Maria Farrar [b 1784].

Hannah died in childbirth [7th May 1858] (aged 40).

James died 8th January 1861 (aged 47)  following an explosion at Albert Mill, Halifax

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2860]

Cordingley, JamesRef 337-1899
[1836-1864] Son of Joseph Cordingley.

He was an agricultural labourer [1861]

On 15th March 1864, his brother found him hanged in his father's barn.

The inquest was held at Hipperholme and found that the young man had

destroyed himself while labouring under temporary insanity

Cordingley, JamesRef 337-6680
[1857-1902] He was landlord of the Red Lion, Boothtown, taking over from his  wife's grandmother [1902] / a stone mason.

In [Q2] 1890, he married Mary Elizabeth Hird in Halifax.

Mary Elizabeth was the illegitimate daughter of Phoebe Hird

James died at the Red Lion [25th January 1902].

Mary Elizabeth was landlady of the Red Lion [1905].

She died at the Red Lion [7th March 1909].

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, JohnRef 337-2564
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1798]

Cordingley, JohnRef 337-2078
[1838-1912] Born in Southowram.

Insurance broker & estate agent at Halifax. Recorded in 1905 at Commercial Chambers, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1884, he married Mary Elizabeth in Halifax.

Mary Elizabeth was the widow of John Hartley

They lived at 18 Savile Park, Halifax [1911]

Cordingley, JonasRef 337-8
[1837-1873] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer at a stone quarry [1861] / a mason [1871].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Fanny Whitworth [1839-1905] in Halifax.

Fanny was born in Northowram


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  7. Annie [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Village, Northowram [1861]
  • 7 Back Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Jonas died 13th June 1873 (aged 36).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2797].

Fanny married (2) Edward Tattersall.

Fanny died 16th September 1905 (aged 66).

She was buried with Jonas at Lister Lane Cemetery

Cordingley, JosephRef 337-10
[1824-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was a mechanic [1851, 1871] / an engine tenter [1881].

He (possibly) married Mary [1826-18??].

Mary was born in Clayton


  1. Albert [b 1858] who was a silk mill hand [1871], a  mechanic at mill (spinning machines) [1881, 1881]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1860] who was a housekeeper [1881]
  3. Fred Cordingley
  4. Lilly [b 1865] who was a boot machinist [1881]

The family lived at

  • Booth Bank, Northowram [1851]
  • 4 Salubrity Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 17 Brewery Street, Northowram [1881]

Joseph was a widower by 1881

Cordingley, JosephRef 337-463
[1???-1765] He was a maltster / a carrier / a miller / a badger / (possibly) churchwarden at Illingworth [1742].

On 18th November 1738, he married Jane Hartley in Halifax.

Jane was the daughter of Rev David Hartley


  1. Hannah [b 1739]
  2. Nathaniel [b 1741]
  3. Edward [b 1744]
  4. David [b 1745]

They lived at

  • Ovenden [1738-1744]
  • Hartshead [1745]

Jane died in 1752.

Joseph died in 1765.

They were buried at Saint Peter's, Hartshead

Cordingley, JosephRef 337-6
[1801-18??] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a farmer of 3 acres [1861].

He married Unknown.


  1. Joseph [b 1823] who was an agricultural labourer [1861]
  2. James
  3. Sarah [b 1845]

The family lived at Farm House, Hill Top, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861].

Joseph was widowed by 1861

Cordingley, JosephRef 337-2142
[1815-1876] Of Halifax.

He died at Halifax workhouse [6th March 1876] (aged 61).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: A 14 D]

Cordingley, Rev JoshuaRef 337-1176
[16??-1732] Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood. He served on alternate Sundays with Rev John Smith at Warley Congregational Church [1724].

When Smith left Warley to assist his father at Mixenden, Cordingley carried on at Warley, assisted by William Eden of Elland.

He had several children

Cordingley, LeviRef 337-13
[1863-1929] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1881] / a pattern maker's labourer (machine tools works) [1911].

In [Q2] 1885, he married Emma Jane Culpan [1861-1918] in Halifax.

Emma Jane was born in Halifax


  1. William [1886-1889] who was buried with his  Cordingley grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1652]
  2. Cyril [1894-1971] who was a draper's assistant [1911]

The family lived at 14 Fielden Street, Halifax [1911].

Emma Jane died Q1 1918 (aged 57).

Levi died Q4 1929 (aged 66) 

Their burial places are not yet known

Cordingley, MarthaRef 337-1670
[1820-1???] Born in Hartshead.

She was the mistress of James Sutcliffe of Newlands, Warley, and lived at York with their illegitimate children

Cordingley, Simeon BottomleyRef 337-1643
[1827-1880] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Rastrick.

In 1851, he established business as a monumental mason in Halifax.

He was Manager of the Halifax General Cemetery Company [1871, 1874].

He was succeeded by William Riley. The men had worked together for 25 years.

In 1847, he married (1) Ellen Pearson [1820-1870].


  1. Sarah [1852-8th December 1880]
  2. Leah [January 1855-11th October 1858]  
  3. Philip who died in infancy
  4. Ann who died in infancy
  5. Zilpah who died in infancy

Ellen died 22nd November 1870 (aged 50).

In 1872, he married (2) Grace Crossley [1835-1904].

Simeon died 1st February 1880 (aged 53).

Grace died 27th October 1904 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 332]

Cordingley, T. W.Ref 337-284
[1871-1947] One of the people who introduced the July Halifax Wakes Week in 1945

Cordingley, ThomasRef 337-654
[1???-1742] Of Bowling and Temple Newsam.

He lived at Mulcture Hall, Halifax.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Martha Whitehead.


  1. Elizabeth [1711-1738] who married John Wright

Cordingley, ThomasRef 337-1064

In 1811, he married Sarah Varley [1791-1869] in Halifax.


  1. Henry

Sarah & Thomas were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Cordingley, Thomas WilliamRef 337-2
[1866-1947] Born in Halifax [Q2 1866].

He married Agnes Hanson in Halifax.

He died in Halifax [Q2 1947]

Cordingley, VioletRef 337-11
[1905-19??] Born 13th December 1905; baptised at St James's Church, Halifax [7th February 1906].

Illegitimate daughter of Lillie Cordingley; father unknown.

Violet was a woollen drawer [1939].

In [Q2] 1941, she married Edward R. Croucher

Cordingley, W.Ref 337-804
[17??-17??] In 1765, he took over the printing business of Pressic Darby

Cordingley, Walter G.Ref 337-5
[1863-1???] A fish & chip potato frier [1891].

He married Eliza [1865-1???].

They lived at 60 Girlington Road, Manningham, Bradford [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was (? sister-in-law) Sarah, the widow of William Murgatroyd

Cordingley, WilliamRef 337-12
[1840-1883] Son of William Cordingley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a post boy [1861] / a flag facer [1861] / a stone mason [1881].

In [Q2] 1860, he married Jane Elizabeth Brierley [1836-1901] in Halifax.

Jane Elizabeth was born in Northowram


  1. Levi
  2. Lucy A. [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Ruth [1869-1895] who was a worsted spinner [1881] & never  married
  4. Thomas W. [b 1871]
  5. Hannah [b 1874]
  6. Eliza [1876-1884]

The family lived at

  • 64 Hare Street Halifax [1881]
  • Windmill Hill, Northowram [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were William's father William Cordingley & nephew Benjamin Cordingley.

William died 1st November 1883 (aged 43).

Jane Elizabeth died 15th February 1901 (aged 65).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1652]

Cordingley, WilliamRef 337-1871
[1792-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Cordingley, WilliamRef 337-2051
[1804-1870] Born in Brighouse.

He was a stone delver [1841] / a flag facer [1851, 1861].

In 1824, he married Mary Bottomley [1802-1872] at Elland Parish Church.

Mary was born in Rastrick


  1. John [b 1826] who was a stone delver [1841]
  2. Simeon
  3. Ruth [b 1831] who moved to London & trained as a teacher
  4. Anne [b 1833]
  5. Gad
  6. Jonas [b 1837] who was a flag facer [1851]
  7. William
  8. Benjamin

The family lived at

  • Quarry House Gate, Northowram [1841, 1851]
  • Windmill Hill, Northowram (William was living with son  William) [1861]

William died 30th November 1870 (aged 66).

Mary died 6th September 1872 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 245] but their names actually appear on the headstone at Plot 332

Cordingley, WillieRef 337-66
[18??-1916] Son of Mary Ann & Abraham Cordingley of 11 Portland Street, Low Moor.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

He died 3rd November 1916.

He was buried at Low Moor.

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby



Cordingley surnameRef 337-1
There are 28 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cordingley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Cordingley

Marriage 1920; Death 1852


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