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Garforth, AbrahamRef 447-1325
[18??-18??] Master brickmaker at Akroydon [1866].

On Saturday, 3rd February 1866, Atkinson went with other workers to the Flying Dutchman, Boothtown, where Garforth paid his men. Atkinson and Garforth had a disagreement about wages and went into the back yard to fight, Atkinson appearing very pressing to engage in a fight with Garforth. Garforth seized Atkinson by the shoulders and pushed him violently backwards, Atkinson fell upon the back of his head on the pavement. He lay in a state of insensibility for some time before waking and asking for some beer. The landlady refused and he walked to another nearby beerhouse where he remained in a state of stupor until closing time. He was unable to help himself and he was moved to a shed where he was left until Sunday when Mr Johnson, clerk of the works at Akroydon, found him shivering and insensible.

Atkinson was taken to the Infirmary where he died on Monday.

At the inquest, Garforth was charged with manslaughter

Garforth, ClementRef 447-272
[1889-1947] He was landlord of the Rook Inn, Hanson Lane [1922-1929] / landlord of the West Hill, Halifax [1931-1945].

In [Q3] 1916, he married Emily Morton [1892-1938] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joan [b 1918]
  2. Geoffrey

Emily died in Halifax [Q3 1938] (aged 46).

In [Q2] 1941, he married Laura Crowther [1904-1979] in Halifax.


Laura was born in Wakefield [4th March 1904]
 

Clement died Q4 1947 (aged 58).

Laura died Q4 1979.

Garforth, EleanorRef 447-1310
[1???-1???] Draper & milliner. She had business at 173 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1936]

Garforth, ElkanahRef 447-941
[18??-18??] Farmer and stone merchant at Binn's Hole, Mixenden [1861]

Garforth, GeoffreyRef 447-256
[1921-1944] Son of Clement Garforth.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of the Halifax Supporters Club rugby team / a professional at Bradley Hall Golf Club.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in West Suffolk Military Hospital in 1944 (aged 23).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, GeorgeRef 447-41
[1892-1915] Son of Milford Garforth.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School / educated at Warley Road School / a grocer's assistant [1911] at the Queens Road branch of the Halifax Industrial Society / a member of the Halifax Swimming Club / a polo player / winner of several swimming trophies.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [6th May 1915].

The Halifax Courier [4th September 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax

His brothers William and Ernest were also serving. Ernest was also gassed but recovered in a convalescent home in Leeds.

Garforth, JamesRef 447-1115
[1799-1888]

He married Mary [1801-1850].

Children:

  1. Samuel

Mary died 12th May 1850 (aged 49).

James died 23rd June 1888 (aged 89).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4138]

Garforth, JamesRef 447-1306
[1809-1848] Born in Ovenden.

He was landlord of the White Bear, Halifax [1845].

On 20th July 1831, he married Ruth Ayrton at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth was the daughter of David Ayrton
 

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Priscilla [1838-1906] who married James Kershaw
  3. Mary Ann [1841-1889]
  4. Hannah [1844-1905]
  5. Samuel [1846-1886]

James died in 1848.

After his death, Ruth took over as landlady of the White Bear [1850, 1860].

In 1860, renewal of her licence was challenged because there had been 2 complaints of disorderly conduct during the previous year.

Ruth had another child: Henry [1853-1904].

She was landlady of the Marquis of Granby, Halifax [1864] and the Shears, Halifax [1871, 1874]

Ruth died at 6 Prescott Street, Halifax [23rd April 1883].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £578 1/-.

The will was proved by son Henry (bookkeeper).

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: James [27th April 1848]; Ruth [27th April 1883]; Samuel [25th November 1886]; Henry [7th November 1904]; Hannah [22nd November 1905]

Garforth, James HenryRef 447-295
[1878-1919] Son of Harriet & Walter Garforth of 6 Whitley Street, Nursery Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 31st Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He served in France.

He died 21st October 1919 (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park, USA, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, JohnRef 447-639
[1814-1872]

He married (1) Elizabeth [1813-1853].

Children:

  1. Sophia [1836-1894]

Elizabeth died 8th September 1853 (aged 40).

He married (2) Harriet [1822-1894].

John died 21st October 1872 (aged 58).

Harriet died 1st April 1894 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2112]

Garforth, JohnRef 447-766
[17??-18??] Of Mixenden.

Son of Samuel Garforth. Around 1803, he built Lumb Mill, Warley.

In the early 1800s, he and his father established a partnership as cotton spinners at Lumb Mill with David Wright and John Wright. The partnership was dissolved in 1818 when David Wright sold his share to John.

In 1826, he and his father were declared bankrupt

Garforth, JohnRef 447-908
[1786-1866] Born in Ovenden.

He was a dyer [1851] / a journeyman stuff dyer [1861].

Around 1824, he married Hannah [1802-1???].


Hannah was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1824] who was a dyer [1851]
  2. James [b 1826] who was a dyer [1851]
  3. Betty [b 1830] who married Joseph Balm [b 1827],  miner (1851) 
  4. John [b 1835] who was a warehouse boy [1851], a  woolsorter [1861]
  5. Sally [b 1838] who was a factory hand [1851]
  6. Joseph [b 1841] who was a factory hand [1851], an iron  moulder [1861]

They lived at

  • Lee Bank, Halifax [1851]
  • 31 Cobden Street, Halifax [1861]

John died 11th February 1866 (aged 79).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4162]

Garforth, JohnRef 447-1198
[18??-1968] Butcher at 3 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

In 1912, he married Winifred Blackburn.


Winifred was the daughter of
Thomas Blackburn
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Mary [b 1919] who married [Scalby church 1948]  George Webster of London

The couple died at Scalby, Scarborough: John [1968]; Winifred [1970]

Garforth, John AlbertRef 447-3
[1842-1???] Son of Thomas Garforth.

He was a cloth presser [1861].

In [Q4] 1869, he married Eliza Blagbrough in Halifax.

Children: two infants who are buried with their Garforth grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3360]

Garforth, JosephRef 447-452
[1752-1835] He was the second husband of Sarah Ellison. He was buried at Coley Church

Garforth, MilfordRef 447-40
[1857-1910] Son of James Garforth, contractor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1883, 1891, 1901].

In 1883, he married Mary Alice Russell [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Alice was born in Northowram, the daughter of William Russell, commercial traveller
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1884] who was a worsted drawer [1901], a  cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Edith [b 1886] who was a wire card measurer [1901]
  3. Russell [b 1887] who was an errand boy [1901]
  4. William [b 1888] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  5. Clement [b 1890] who was a card setting parer [1911]
  6. George
  7. Ernest [b 1894] who was a tailor's assistant cutter [1911]
  8. Doris [b 1896] who was a packer (bakery) [1911]
  9. Phyllis [b 1898]
  10. May [b 1901]
  11. Daisy [b 1903]
  12. Raymond [b 1904]
  13. Miriam [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 16 Vickerman Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Chestnut Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Devon Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 72 Pear Street, Halifax [1915]

Living with them [in 1901] was Mary's widowed mother Sarah Russell [aged 68]

Garforth, NormanRef 447-45
[1922-1945] Son of Harriet & Percy Garforth of Halifax.

He was educated at Haugh Shaw School, Halifax, Halifax Modern School & Halifax Tech.

In [Q2] 1942, he married Renee Stott in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Gladstone Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Flight Lieutenant with the 578th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [26th January 1945] (aged 23).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 542].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, RichardRef 447-1330
[1832-1905] Son of James Garforth.

Born in Halifax.

He was publican at the Black Horse, Halifax [1871] / inn keeper of the Coach & Horses, Halifax [1874] / inn keeper of the Travellers Rest Inn, Elland [1887, 1891] / inn keeper of the Mitre, Halifax [1894] / beerhouse keeper at the Standard of Freedom, Halifax [1901].

In 1865, he married (1) Charlotte Huntsman [1835-1896] from Hull, in Hull.

In 1899, he married (2) Grace Greenwood [1836-1909] from Midgley, in Halifax.

They lived at 9 Prescott Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1871] and 1881 was niece Matilda Spily [b  1865] who was a milliner [1881].

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Sam Binns [aged 10]

Garforth, SamuelRef 447-767
[17??-18??] In the early 1800s, he and his son John established a partnership as cotton spinners at Lumb Mill, Warley with David Wright and John Wright. The partnership was dissolved in 1818 when David Wright sold his share to John Garforth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

In 1826, he and his son were declared bankrupt

Garforth, SamuelRef 447-174
[1831-1879] Son of James Garforth.

He was a retired policeman at Halifax [1879]

He married Ellen [1816-1897].

Samuel died 22nd February 1879 (aged 48).

Ellen died 19th September 1897 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4138] with Samuel's parents

Garforth, ThomasRef 447-2
[1816-1883] Born in Halifax.

He was a painter (living with James Best at King Cross Street,  Halifax) [1841] / a painter [1851] / a house painter [1861] / a painter [1871, 1881].

In [Q4] 1839, he married Hannah Beatson [1817-1898] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Beatson, joiner
 

Children:

  1. John Albert
  2. Louisa Emily [1851-1856]
  3. Ada Ann [1857-1880]

The family lived at

  • 13 Trinity Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 12 Smithy Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Smithy Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 11 Hanover Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1851, 1861] was Hannah's widowed father Thomas Beatson [b 1780].

Thomas died 18th April 1883 (aged 67).

Hannah died 13th May 1898 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3360]

Garforth, ThomasRef 447-705
[1801-1863] He was a gardener.

He married Elizabeth Birtwhistle [1805-1871].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1838-1863] who was interred at Watford  Cemetery & remembered on her parents' grave
  2. Martha [1841-1913] who married Josiah Freeman &  was buried with her parents
  3. Sarah [1846-1934] who married Gideon Langman

Thomas died 15th March 1863 (aged 62).

Elizabeth died 18th August 1871 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2262] with grandson Thomas Garforth Langman [1873-1874]

Garforth, Thomas FrederickRef 447-68
[1848-1916]

In [Q3] 1872, he married Lucy Humble [1851-1912] in Halifax.

Lucy died 10th June 1912 (aged 61).

Thomas Frederick died 10th December 1916 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2523] with Lucy's brother James Humble

Garforth, WilliamRef 447-943
[1812-1886] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Hare & Hounds, Halifax [1846] / a wine & spirit merchant [1851].

He married Sarah [1811-1???].


Sarah was born in Leeds
 

They lived at 84 Bull Green, Halifax [1851].

A William Garforth died in Halifax [Q3 1886] (aged 75) 

Garforth, WilliamRef 447-275
[1???-18??] Publisher and printer at West End, Hebden Bridge. Published the Hebden Bridge Chronicle.

In 1845, he was agent for the sale of land in Australia.

He published Dr Robert Howard's report on the 1843 outbreak of typhus at Heptonstall Slack

 

The Garforth family of Ovenden & MixendenRef 447-474
See Crown & Anchor, Mixenden

 

Garforth surnameRef 447-1
There are 23 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Garforth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Garforth

Marriages 1900, 1920; Death 1834

 



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