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Pilling, MrRef 340-233
[16??-17??] Around 1713, he collected £65 from friends in London and – with further local help – he built a schoolhouse near Cross Stone Church

Pilling, A.Ref 340-1034
[18??-1???] In 1858, he established the business which became Pilling & Elders

Pilling, AbrahamRef 340-17
[17??-1837] He was a weaver.

He married Mary [1771-18??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1806]
  2. Susan [b 1809]
  3. Thomas
  4. Richard

They lived at Lower Cragg, Erringden [1841, 1851].

Abraham died between 1835 & 1841.

An Abraham Pilling died in Todmorden in 1837.

Living with the widowed Mary [in 1841] were relatives Mary Pilling [b 1796] & Betty Pilling [b 1811].

In 1851, Susan (house keeper) was head of the household, living with 2 siblings and a Miles Pilling [b 1847]

Pilling, AbrahamRef 340-2
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Brighouse [1882] / landlord of the Martin's Nest, Brighouse [1887, 1894]

Pilling, AbrahamRef 340-11
[1803-1843] Son of James Pilling.

Born in Rastrick [20th April 1803].

He was a stone hewer [1823, 1841].

On 22nd June 1823, he married Hannah Denham [1802-1847] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Rastrick [3rd June 1802]
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1824]
  2. James [1827-1857]
  3. Ann [b 1832]
  4. Mary [1834-1836]
  5. Hannah [b 1837]

They lived at Church Lane, Brighouse [1841].

Abraham died B 20/11/1843.

Hannah died in Brighouse [4th January 1847].

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: W30]

Pilling, AbrahamRef 340-13
[1814-18??] Son of Matthias Pilling.

He was a weaver of Boldon, Stansfield [1840] / a power loom weaver [1851] / a cotton weaver [1861].

On 2nd March 1840, he married (1) Ann Hargreaves [1818-18??].


Ann, a weaver of Stansfield, was the daughter of John Hargreaves, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Matthias [b 1840]
  2. John [b 1846]
  3. Sarah [b 1848]
  4. Mary [b 1854]
Ann died between 1854 & 1856.

In 1856, Abraham (possibly) married (2) Mary Barnes [1813-18??].

The family lived at

  • Lower Ashes, Stansfield [1841]
  • Fearnslea, Stansfield [1851]
  • 14 Queen Street, Todmorden [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was visitor Luke Dewhirst [b 1794]

Pilling, AbrahamRef 340-6
[1817-18??] Born in Rastrick.

He was a railway platelayer [1851].

Around 1838, he married Edna [1819-18??].


Edna was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1838] who was a worsted spinner [1851] =  (possibly) William Pilling
  2. Mary [b 1840] who was a nurse [1851]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1842]
  4. Alfred [b 1847]
  5. Arthur [b 1849]

They lived at Bridge End, Rastrick [1851]

Pilling, AlbertRef 340-4490
[18??-1???] Manager of the Bridge End Co-Op, Rastrick which opened on 26th August 1872

Pilling, AndrewRef 340-25
[1823-18??] Son of William Pilling.

He was a weaver of Langfield [1855].

On 2nd March 1849, he married (1) Harriet Barker [1819-18??].


Harriet, a weaver of Stoodley Edge, Langfield, was the daughter of John Barker, farmer
 

On 24th November 1855, he married (2) Hannah Pilling [1823-1???].


Hannah, of Langfield, was the daughter of Abraham Pilling, weaver
 

Pilling, AndrewRef 340-15
[1831-1900] Son of John Pilling.

He was a warehouseman of Langfield [1855] / a cotton cloth overlooker [1861] / a bookkeeper [1871, 1881] / a cloth overlooker [1891].

On 7th April 1855, he married Alice Greenwood [1830-1???].


Alice, a factory operative of Lineholme, was born in Rochdale, the daughter of John Greenwood, cordwainer.

She was a bread baker [1871] / a confectioner [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1856] who was a domestic servant [1871], a milliner/dressmaker [1881], a dressmaker [1891], & married [before 1891] Mr Chadwick

The family lived at

  • 19 Goshen Terrace, Langfield [1861]
  • Hanging Ditch, Langfield [1871]
  • 28 St Paul's Street, Bury, Lancashire [1881]
  • 129 Crostons Road, Elton, Bury, Lancashire [1891]
Andrew died between 1881 & 1891.

An Andrew Pilling died in 1900 (aged 69), and was buried in Bury

Pilling, C.Ref 340-832
[18??-19??] Partner in Gig Mill Spinning Company [1921]

Pilling, CharlesRef 340-2840
[18??-1???] Stationmaster at Brighouse Railway Station [1877]

Pilling, EdgarRef 340-3
[1889-1972] Landlord of the Northfield, Barkisland [1943-1948]

Pilling, EdwinRef 340-22
[1834-1896] Son of Thomas Pilling.

He was a weaver of Erringden [1856] / a bobbin minder [1861] / a power loom weaver [1871] / a twister [1881] / a loom tackler [1887] / a cotton twister [1891].

On 17th August 1856, he married Sally Crabtree [1834-1906].


Sally came from Sowerby.

Her father was not named on the marriage records; the Martha Crabtree [b 1791] living with the family [1861, 1871], may be Sally's mother

 

Children:

  1. James [b 1858]
  2. Thomas [b 1860]
  3. Farrar
  4. Martha Hannah [b 1867]
  5. Alice [b 1875]
  6. (possibly) Susey Ellen

The family lived at

  • Coppy Nook, Sowerby (lodging with Martha Crabtree [b   1791]) [1861]
  • Cragg Bottom, Sowerby [1871]
  • Bank Bottom, Mytholmroyd [1881]
  • Bank Bottom, Sowerby [1891]

Living with them [in 1871] was Martha Crabtree [b 1791] (on Parish Relief).

Edwin died 28th February 1896 (aged 62).

Sally died 24th June 1906 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Pilling, FarrarRef 340-23
[1864-1935] Son of Edwin Pilling.

He was a twiner of Bank Bottom, Sowerby [1887] / a cotton twiner [1891, 1901, 1911].

On 1863, he married Ellen Walton.


Ellen, a reeler of Dean Head, Sowerby, was the daughter of John Walton, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1889]
  2. Clara [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • Mill Clough, Sowerby [1891]
  • Victoria Buildings, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 4 Maple Street, Walsden [1911]

Farrar died in 1935 (aged 71) 

Pilling, GeorgeRef 340-603
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse. Around 1870, he wrote a number of pieces for the local newspapers

Pilling, GeorgeRef 340-12
[1816-18??] He was a cotton spinner [1841] / a piecer for self-acting [1851] / a self acting minder [1861] / a cotton spinner [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881].

He married Hannah [1818-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1840]
  2. Thomas [b 1843]
  3. Mary [b 1846] who married John Speak [b 1843] &  had a son Richard [b 1870]

They lived at Castle Street, Stansfield [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

Living with them [in 1851, 1861, 1871] was George's brother Matthias Pilling [b 1821] (piecer).

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Mary, her husband John Speak, & son Richard

Pilling, HaroldRef 340-841
[18??-1917] He lived at Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Rochdale, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [6th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A],

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pilling, HaroldRef 340-480
[1887-1916] Son of Hugh Pilling.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a fitter (textiles) [1911].

In [Q2] 1913, he married Mabel Mayall in Oldham.

They lived at 22 Manley Road, Oldham.

During World War I, he enlisted at Woolwich, and served as an Armament Staff Sergeant with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attached to the 74 Siege Battery South African Heavy Artillery.

He was killed in action [29th November 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref C 19].

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

Pilling, Harold DixonRef 340-388
[1897-1917] Illegitimate son of Mary Ann Pilling [1872-1???].


Mary Ann was the illegitimate daughter of Kitty (Kate)  Pilling [1848-1928].

Kate was born in Bacup. She never married and had another daughter out of wedlock

 

Born in Bacup [25th April 1897]; baptised at St John the Evangelist's Church, Bacup [25th April 1897].

In 1911, he lived at 18 Old Lane, Todmorden, with his grandmother Kitty (Kate) Pilling.

He was a picker maker with Fielden Holt & Sons.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 6th September 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54-60 & 163A], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Shade Council School, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Pilling, HarryRef 340-9360
[1870-1939] Born in Halifax.

He was a carter [1901] / beerhouse keeper at the Royal Oak, Ambler Thorn [1899-1902].

In 1896, he married Jane Woodhead [1873-19??] from Queensbury.

Children:

  1. May [b 1896]

Pilling, HerbertRef 340-53
[1896-1916] Son of Oliver Pilling

Born in Elland.

He was associated with Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland / an oiler [1911] / gardener's assistant to his father.

During World War I, he enlisted [25th January 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died after being buried beneath about 16 ft of debris caused by a shell. [2nd August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Pilling, Herbert WilfredRef 340-567
[18??-19??] Of West View, Hipperholme.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration

Pilling, HughRef 340-839
[1859-1911] Born in Todmorden.

He was a jobbing moulder (textile works) [1911].

On 17th June 1882, he married Charlotte Ann Greenwood [1861-1921] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James William [b 1886] who was a machine worker  (textiles) [1911]
  2. Harold
  3. Leonard [b 1890] who was a millwright [1911]
  4. Lewis John [b 1893] who was a brass finisher [1911]
  5. Wilbert [b 1896] who was a clerk [1911]

The family lived at Todmorden [1890].

Around 1891, the family moved to Oldham.

Hugh & Charlotte Ann both died in Oldham

Pilling, JamesRef 340-572
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Langfield [1835]

Pilling, JamesRef 340-9
[1777-1833] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a wire drawer [1803].

On 21st February 1803, he married Judith Lodge [1767-1832] in Halifax.


Judith was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. William [b 1806]

Judith died in Brighouse [26th January 1832].

James died in Brighouse [13th May 1833].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Pilling, JamesRef 340-914
[1857-19??] Born in Stockport.

He was landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Brighouse [1891, 1901, 1907].

In [Q2] 1879, he married Mary Allen [1855-19??].


Mary, was born in Rastrick, the daughter of John Allen
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1880]
  2. Herbert [b 1882]
  3. Annie [b 1884]
  4. Gertrude [b 1893]

In 1881, they were living at Bradford Road, Brighouse with Mary's widowed mother

Pilling, JamesRef 340-464
[1866-1908] Born in Birchencliffe.

He was a woollen finisher [1891] / a cloth finisher (woollen) [1901].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Mary Ann Dowling [1867-1943] in Huddersfield.


Mary Ann came from West Bealings, Suffolk.

She was a woollen reeler [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Norman
  2. Doris [b 1895] who was a box tenter (worsted) [1911]
  3. Beatrice [b 1898] who was a card opener (worsted) [1911]
  4. Stanley [b 1900]
  5. Nora [b 1907]

The children were born in Birchencliffe.

The family lived at

  • 36 Briar Road, Lindley [1901]
  • 40 Brier Road, Birchencliffe [1911]

James died in 1908.

On 26th October 1918, Mary Ann married (2) Alfred Lindley at Elland Parish Church.

Pilling, JamesRef 340-743
[1880-1915] Son of Thomas Pilling.

Born in Mytholmroyd [12th June 1880]; baptised at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [29th August 1880].

He was a weaver [1911].

On 23rd December 1911, he married Annie Parker [1885-19??] at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Annie was born in Cragg Vale
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • Littleborough

During World War I, he served as a Private. with the 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action at Gallipoli [21st August 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 & 218-219], and in the book Royd Regeneration.

Pilling, JohnRef 340-994
[17??-18??] In 1832, he and his stepdaughter, Priscilla Tatham, were charged with of robbing the shop of Mr Latham at Hipperholme and stealing goods to the value of £200. Priscilla was acquitted, and the jury threw out John's case

Pilling, JohnRef 340-100
[16??-16??] Aka Pillinge. Around 1650, he bought Stansfield Hall, Todmorden and other property from James Stansfield.

In 1675, he sold the Hall to Joshua Horton.

He married Mary Stansfield.

He was one of the electorate of 59 people when Jeremy Bentley was elected first MP for Halifax in 1654$1

Pilling, JohnRef 340-14
[1806-1874] He was an overlooker [1828] / a warehouseman [1841] / a cotton warehouseman [1851] / a warehouseman [1861] / a retired warehouseman [1871].

He married Susan Pilling [1806-18??].


Susan came from Langfield
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1829]
  2. Andrew
  3. Grace [b 1832]
  4. Mary [b 1834]
  5. Abraham [b 1837]
  6. Susan [b 1839]
  7. John [b 1842]
  8. Sarah [b 1846]

They lived at

  • Firth's Buildings, George Street, Langfield [1841]
  • Albion Place, Langfield [1851]
  • Roomfield Lane, Langfield [1861]
  • 94 Fair View, Langfield [1871, 1874]

Living with them [in 1861] were visitor Jane Knott [b 1839] (milliner), visitor Betty Marlow [b 1839] (cotton winder), and Thomas French [b 1838] a Student at Baptist College.

John died October 1874 (aged 68).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [2nd November 1874]

Pilling, JohnRef 340-646
[1900-1918] Son of Thomas Pilling.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th April 1918] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 52-54 & 162A], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pilling, John WilliamRef 340-631
[18??-19??] 4th son of George Pilling of Savile Park, Halifax

On 10th April 1900, he married Emily Smith at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Emily was the 3rd daughter of Charles Smith of Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
 

Pilling, John WilliamRef 340-916
[18??-19??] MPS.

Manufacturing chemist at Halifax.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Pilling's Phyodine Cures Nervousness, Gout, Neuralgia, etc

Prepared only by J. W. Pilling, M.P.S.
Manufacturing Chemist, Halifax

See Charles Smith and John Smith

Pilling, LeonardRef 340-1001
[1894-1918] Son of Rachel & William Pilling of Royd Square, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 14th July 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162]

Pilling, Marmaduke SutcliffeRef 340-492
[18??-1933] Of Elland. He was Managing Director of M. Pilling & Sons Limited and Director of Charles Wood Limited.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,675

Pilling, MatthiasRef 340-10
[1787-18??] A publican in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Yorkshire Forged Banknote Gang, and in May 1828, was charged with


feloniously uttering & disposing of forged bank / promissory notes, etc.
 

He was sentenced to death, but subsequently transported.

In July 1828, he was prosecuted by Laurence Ormerod and others in Preston – Laurence Ormerod vs Matthias Pilling.

On 18th September 1828, he (and five others) were received aboard the Hulk prison ship Retribution moored at Woolwich.

A report by the gaoler on the prison ship Retribution said the conduct/behaviour of all six was very bad.

On 15th December 1828, Matthias (with Jonathan Stansfield) left England aboard the Georgiana for Van Diemen's Land.

The New South Wales & Tasmania Australia Convict Pardons & Tickets of Leave gave Matthias pardon in 1840.

He became a farmer at Constitution Hill, Brighton, Tasmania.

On 3rd February 1851, Matthias married Anne Jane Baxter [1810-18??] at the Congregational Church, Brighton, Tasmania.


Matthias was a widower at the time of the marriage
 


Anne Jane, a house servant of Constitution Hill, was a widow
 

Pilling, MatthiasRef 340-5
[1793-1857] He was a grocer [1851].

He married Hannah [1794-18??].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth (54), Matilda (44) Emma
  2. Abraham
  3. Elizabeth [b 1817] who was a straw bonnet maker [1851], a  bonnet maker [1871]
  4. Ann [b 1818] was a straw bonnet maker [1851]  
  5. Mary [b 1819]
  6. Richard
  7. Matilda [1825-1902] who was a straw bonnet maker [1851],  a bonnet maker [1871], never married, died 27th August 1902 (aged 77  years) & left effects valued at £588 7/6d  
  8. Emma [1831-1898] who was a straw bonnet maker [1851], a  bonnet maker [1871].

    An Emma Pilling died in 1898 (aged 66  years) 

  9. Susan [b 1825]

The family lived at

  • Roomfield Lane, Langfield [1841, 1851, 1857]
  • Glenfield House, Langfield [1861]
  • 19 Patmos, Todmorden [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]
  • Glen House, Patmos, Todmorden [1902]

Matthias died in 1857 (aged 64).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [4th February 1857]

The daughters were living with son Richard [1881, 1891, 1901]

Pilling, MatthiasRef 340-7
[1804-1884] He was a worsted hand loom weaver [1841] / a woolcomber [1851] / an ag.lab [1861] / a woolcomber [1871] / a dyer's labourer (unemployed) [1881].

He married Betty [1806-18??].


On 15th November 1824, a Matthias Pilling married Betty Field at Heptonstall Church

 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1825]
  2. Mary [b 1826] who married [30th August 1852] Joseph  Pinder [b 1826] (weaver of Oxenhope), son of John Pinder  (warper) 
  3. Thomas [b 1829]
  4. Hannah [b 5/10/1832]
  5. Fanny [b 1833]
  6. John [b 1834]
  7. Sarah [b 23/1/1835]
  8. Abraham [b 1838]
  9. James [b 1840]
  10. Selina [b 1843] who married [3rd November 1866] Samuel  Sutcliffe [b 1843] (of Ovenden) 
  11. Ellen [b 1846]
  12. Hannah [b 1853]

The family lived at

  • Hall Gate, Sowerby [1841]
  • Ovenden [1851]
  • Eathey (Heathy?) Lane, Goose Gate, Ovenden [1861]
  • Goose Gate, Ovenden [1871]
  • Goose Gate Farm Cottage, Ovenden [1881]

Matthias died in 1884 (aged 80) 

Pilling, MatthiasRef 340-8
[1840-1896] He was a weaver [1871] / a cotton warehouseman [1881] / a cotton weaving manager [1891] / a warehouseman [1896].

He married Martha [1840-1???].

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1868] who (possibly) never married
  2. Abraham [b 1870] who was a warehouseman [1896]
  3. Clara [b 1876]
  4. Hannah M. [b 1878]
  5. Sarah A. [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • 29 Blind Lane, Stansfield [1871]
  • 4 Broad Street, Harley Bank, Stansfield [1881, 1891, 1896]

Matthias died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary [27th April 1896].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £81 3/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha and children Abraham & Emily

Pilling, NormanRef 340-469
[1893-1917] Son of James Pilling.

He was a gardener's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 78th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He died in India [13th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan

Pilling, OliverRef 340-81
[1858-1924] His father was not recorded on his marriage records.

Born in Elland.

He was a gardener of Victoria Road, Elland [1892] / a gardener [1901].

In 1892, he married Sarah Horsfall [1859-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Westgate, Elland, was the daughter of Jonathan Horsfall, saddler
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1893] who was a weaver [1911]
  2. Herbert
  3. Joe [b 1898] who was a bobbin carrier [1911]

The children were born in Elland

The family lived at

  • 17 Scarborough Terrace, Elland [1901, 1911]
  • South Parade, Elland [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Alice Horsfall [b 1824].

Oliver died 21st October 1924 (aged 66).

Sarah died 9th July 1943 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Pilling, RichardRef 340-18
[1812-18??] Son of Abraham Pilling.

Baptised 6th December 1812.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1851] / a warp dresser [1861].

On 8th June 1851, he married Sarah Kershaw [1813-1???].


Sarah, of Sowerby, was the daughter of John Kershaw, weaver.

On 26th February 1837, Ann Kershaw daughter of Sarah Kershaw was baptised at Cross Stone, Todmorden. Reputed father: Richard Pilling

 

At the 1861 census, Richard & Sarah, and daughter Ann Kershaw [b 1837] were living at 1 Booth House, Sowerby

Pilling, RichardRef 340-16
[1820-1909] Son of Matthias Pilling.

He was railway clerk [1881] / living on own means [1891] / retired railway stationmaster [1901].

He never married.

He lived at

  • 19 Patmos, Burnley Road, Todmorden [1881, 1891]
  • 65/67 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • Glen House, Patmos, Todmorden [1909]

Living with him [in 1881] were his sisters Elizabeth, Matilda, Emma & Ann.

Living with him [in 1891] were his sisters Elizabeth, Matilda & Emma

Living with him [in 1901] was his sister Matilda.

Richard died in 1909 (aged 88).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [15th February 1909]

Pilling, RichardRef 340-26
[1826-1???] Son of William Pilling.

He was a weaver of Broad Carr, Langfield [1850] / a cotton weaver [1851].

On 3rd October 1850, he married Mary Walton [1829-1???].

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1815]


Mary, of Lower Stoodley, Langfield, was the daughter of Grace & Henry Walton, cordwainer
 

They lived at Stoodley, Langfield (with Grace's parents) [1851]

Pilling, RonaldRef 340-491
[1892-1917] Born in Todmorden.

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

He died 17th January 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Pilling, ThomasRef 340-824
[1864-1920] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Betsy Mitchell [1866-1933] in Todmorden.


Betsy was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1891] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Miriam [b 1894] who was a fustian weaver [1911]
  3. Edith [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. John
  5. Sidney [b 1907]
  6. Walter [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 9 Der Street, Todmorden [1911]
  • 8 Stephenson Yard, Todmorden [1918]

Thomas & Betsy were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Pilling, ThomasRef 340-21
[1811-18??] Son of Abraham Pilling.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edwin
  2. Jane [b 1835]

Pilling, ThomasRef 340-184
[1854-1???] Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a farmer [1874].

On 4th July 1874, he married Betsy Greenwood [1851-1???].


Betsy was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. James

They lived at High Stones, Cragg Vale, [1911]

Pilling, WilliamRef 340-24
[1796-18??] He was a weaver of Stansfield [1821] / a farmer/worsted weaver [1851] / a farmer of 8 acres [1861].

On 4th March 1821, he married Grace Boocock [1801-18??].


Grace, of Stansfield, was the daughter of John & Hannah Boocock
 

Children:

  1. Andrew
  2. Manal [b 1825]
  3. Richard

They lived at

  • Gutter Royd, Langfield [1841]
  • 1 Broad Carr, Langfield [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1841] were Hannah Pilling [b before 1760] & Moriah Pilling [b before 1805].

Living with them [in 1861] was James Pilling [b 1855]

Pilling, WilliamRef 340-19
[1800-18??] He was a weaver of Langfield / a farmer of 7 acres [1841, 1851, 1861].

He married Alice Taylor.

Children:

  1. James [b 1826]
  2. William
  3. Barbary/Barbara [b 1827]

The family lived at Horsewood, Todmorden [1841, 1851, 1861]

Pilling, WilliamRef 340-20
[1829-1887] Son of William Pilling.

He was a farmer of 12 acres [1881].

On 27th May 1869, he married Hannah Dawson at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Hannah came from Church Gates
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1870]
  2. Thomas [b 1872]
  3. Richard [b 1874]

They lived at Horsewood, Todmorden. [1881].

William died in 1887 (aged 58) 

Pilling, WilliamRef 340-4
[1837-1???] (Possibly) son of Abraham Pilling.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1861].

In [Q4] 1858, he married Eliza Akroyd in Halifax.


Eliza was born in Stainland, (possibly) the daughter of John Akroyd
 

Children:

  1. John Akroyd [1859-17th January 1863]
  2. Ben who died 30th August 1862 (aged 9 months) 

The family lived at Royd, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1861].

The children were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Pilling, WilliamRef 340-614
[1839-1911] He was a tobacconist / elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 / Alderman [1911].

He lived at 7 Elland Road, Brighouse

 

The Pilling family of BrighouseRef 340-297
Tenants of Brighouse Corn Mill who rebuilt the mill in 1785

 

Pilling surnameRef 340-1

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

There are 55 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Pilling, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Pilling

Marriages 1858, 1877, 1886, 1909, 1915, 1935

 



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