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Tasker, AlfredRef 318-570
[1889-1918] Son of Tom Tasker.

Born in Boothtown.

He was a dyer's labourer.

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

He was killed in action [26th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A]

Tasker, Arthur StanleyRef 318-580
[1896-1917] Son of Walter Tasker.

Born in Halifax.

He was an apprentice scientific instrument maker [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Essex Regiment.

He died in Palestine [2nd November 1917].

He was buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine [Grave Ref XXIX F 15]

Tasker, CharleyRef 318-7
[1879-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a Brussels carpet weaver [1911].

In [Q4] 1904, he married Annie Dewhirst [1880-19??] in Halifax.

Annie was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Dan Dewhirst


  1. Doris [b 1908] who was buried with her mother's family at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1567]

They lived at 6 Horley Green Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was boarder Tom Tasker [b 1881] (coal carter) 

Tasker, DennisRef 318-582
[1920-1943] Son of John William Tasker.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Paton & Baldwin Limited.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 14th August 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at El Alia Cemetery, Algeria [Grave Ref 12 E 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Tasker, EdwardRef 318-3

In [Q4] 1867, he married Ann Kitson [1845-1914] in Halifax.


  1. Elizabeth who married [Q2 1914] Jonathan Shaw  [1871-29th March 1931]

Edward died 26th December 1911 (aged 67).

Ann died 1st April 1914 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K27]

Tasker, EmmaRef 318-1201
[1848-1???] Daughter of William Tasker.

In 1867, she married (1) James Wadsworth in Halifax.

James died in 1870.

In 1871, she and her children were living with her widowed mother in New Bank.

In 1873, she married (2) Rusby Nicholl in Halifax

Tasker, FredRef 318-1298
[1843-1897] Son of William Tasker.

Born in Halifax.

He was licensed victualler at the New Inn, Boothtown [1881] / landlord of the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden [1887, 1894] / innkeeper at the Royal Hotel, Elland [1897].

In 1872, he married Betty Oates Hemingway in Halifax.

Betty / Betsy was born in Halifax


  1. Mary [b 1875]
  2. James W. [b 1877]
  3. Emily [b 1879]

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Albert Butterfield 17 (general domestic servant).

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1897

See Samuel Blagborough Bancroft

Tasker, FredRef 318-579
[1899-1972] Son of Tom Tasker.

Born in Boothtown [12th October 1899].

On 9th December 1933, he married Edna May Atack [1908-1994] in St Paul's Church, Glass Houghton.

Edna May was born in Wakefield


  1. Derek [1934-1995]
  2. Margaret A. [b 1935]

Tasker, GeorgeRef 318-6
[1811-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1871].

Around 1851, he married Grace [1811-1???].

Grace was born in Halifax


  1. Mary [b 1848] who was a weaver (lastings) [1871] & was  buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3437]
  2. Emily [b 1851] who was a card stamper (carpet) [1871]
  3. George [b 1853] who was a cabinet maker [1871]
  4. Grace Ann [b 1868]

They lived at Back Green Lane, Halifax [1871]

Tasker, Harold SmithRef 318-578
[1895-1974] Son of Tom Tasker.

Born in Boothtown [15th Feb 1895].

In 1916, he married Alice Mansfield [1892-1964] in Halifax.


  1. Joan [1920-2004]

Tasker, HarryRef 318-254
[1874-19??] Or Henry.

Son of John Taylor, warp dresser.

Born in Halifax.

He was a machine tool maker [1901] / publican at the Queen Victoria, Northowram [1911] / a plainer [?] at the Yew Tree Inn, Northowram [1915].

In [Q4] 1898, he married (1) Hester Walton [1871-1914] in Halifax.

Hester was born in Halifax

They lived at 28 Walker Street, Halifax [1901].

Hester died in Halifax in 1914 (aged 47).

On 6th November 1915, Henry married (2) Carrie Gertrude at Halifax Parish Church.

Carrie Gertrude of Brow Lane, Shibden was the ex-wife of Amos Frobisher.

On the marriage record, she is shown as widow, but no death has been found for Amos


They lived at the Yew Tree Inn, Northowram [1917]

Tasker, JoeRef 318-4
[1851-1876] Son of William Tasker.

He was a mechanic [1876].

Joe died 15th June 1876 (aged 25).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2197] with his parents

Tasker, JoeRef 318-459
[1854-1907] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1880].

On 24th July 1880, he married Thirza Maria Carter [1863-1920] in Halifax.

Thirza Maria was born in Cumnor, Abingdon, Berkshire


  1. Preston
  2. Leonard [b 1882] who was an ironfounding apprentice [1901]

They lived at 13 Grant Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Tasker, JohnRef 318-2
[1801-1???] Born in Yorkshire.

Around 1827, he married Sarah [1801-1???].

Sarah was born in Yorkshire


  1. Sarah [b 1827]
  2. Jane [b 1831]
  3. John [b 1836]

They lived at Sour Milk Hall, Halifax [1841]

Tasker, JohnRef 318-10
[1803-1864] He married Jane [1828-1869].

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

Tasker, John WilliamRef 318-584
[1878-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an earthenware sink maker [1911].

In [Q4] 1900, he married Johanna Ryan [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Johanna was born in Halifax


  1. Mary Ellen [b 1901]
  2. Elsie May [b 1904]
  3. Fred [b 1905]
  4. John William [b 1908]
  5. Thomas [b 1910]
  6. Dennis Tasker

They lived at 12 Dobby Hall, Haley Hill [1911]

Tasker, John WilliamRef 318-572
[1891-1957] Son of Tom Tasker.

Born in Boothtown.

On 9th August 1919, he married Hannah Midgley [1899-1920] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Hannah was born in Halifax


  1. Donald [1920-2001] who was a colour mixer

Tasker, LinnaeusRef 318-1302
[1856-1898] Aka Lineas.

Son of William Dixon Tasker.

Baptised at St Thomas, Charlestown [14th October 1860].

He was a box boy (carpet) [1871] / a boiler maker [1881, 1891] / beerhouse keeper at the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1898].

In 1892, he married Hannah Rebecca.

Linnaeus died on 25th February 1898.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10.

He married Fred Stansfield.

Fred took over at the Victoria & Albert [1905].

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

Tasker, PrestonRef 318-452
[1880-1918] Son of Joe Tasker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a reservist serving in the South African Wars and in India / in the King's Royal Rifles [enlisted October 1899] / in South Africa [May 1900-July 1900] / in Ceylon [July 1900-January 1901] / in India [January 1901-November 1907] / a tram car cleaner with Halifax Corporation Tramways [1911] / living with his widowed mother in Grant Street [1911].

He lived at 53 Penn Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France and then to Salonika.

He died of pneumonia following influenza in Salonika hospital [1st October 1918].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918].

He was buried at Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref 191].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

Tasker, ReubenRef 318-573
[1893-1968] Son of Tom Tasker.

Born in Boothtown.

He was a dyer's finisher [1925].

In 1925, he married Mary E. Booth in Halifax.


  1. Desmond [1925-2001]

Tasker, ThomasRef 318-5
[1774-1837] Of Halifax.

Son of John Tasker.

Baptised in Sowerby Bridge [20th February 1774].

He married Unknown.


  1. John who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. James

Thomas died 15th August 1837 (aged 63).

He & other members of the family () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax.

Details are not yet known of the death & burial place of his wife

Tasker, TomRef 318-571
[1863-1929] Born in Halifax.

He was a clay brick setter [1887].

On 24th December 1887, he married Margaret Anne Smith [1867-1952] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

Margaret Anne was born in Halifax


  1. Hannah [1888-1959] who married Edgar Haggis
  2. Alfred
  3. John William
  4. Reuben
  5. Harold Smith
  6. Percy [1897-1920]
  7. Wright [1898-1960]
  8. Fred
  9. Edith [1901-1985] who never married
  10. Nellie [1903-1979] who married William Henry Brown Douglas Carmont

The children were born in Boothtown.

They lived at 3 Brougham Terrace, Boothtown, Halifax

Tasker, WalterRef 318-581
[1868-1935] Born in Halifax.

He was an electrician [1894].

On 27th September 1894, he married Lily Ann Roberts [1874-1938] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Lily Ann Roberts was born in Halifax


  1. Arthur Stanley Tasker
  2. Eva [1897-1976] who married [Chelmsford 1928] Robert  Craig [1901-1983]

The family moved from Halifax to Chelmsford [between 1901 & 1911]

Tasker, WilliamRef 318-1202
[1811-1871] He was a cart driver [1851, 1861].

On 14th January 1834, he married Elizabeth Holt [1815-1893].


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1834] who married Henry Butterfield
  2. Mary Ann [b 1836] who married Thomas Mackrell
  3. Thomas [b 1838]
  4. Oliver [b 1840] who is not mentioned in 1851
  5. Fred
  6. William Henry
  7. Emma
  8. Joe
  9. Sam [b 1853]

Elizabeth was a widow and a grocer [1871], a baker's shop keep [1881], and a spice shop keeper [1891]

They lived at

  • New Bank, Halifax [1841, 1851]
  • Beacon Corner, Northowram [1861]
  • 156 New Bank, Halifax (when her widowed daughter Emma  and family were living with them, & married daughter Mary Ann  and family were living next door) [1871]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2197]

Tasker, WilliamRef 318-326
[1814-1877] Born in Halifax.

He was engineer, pattern maker, and mechanical draughtsman at 55 Pellon Lane  and St James's Road, Halifax [1850] / a mechanical draughtsman employing 7 men [1851] / a patent agent / mechanical engineer [1871].

He designed washing and wringing machines and mangles. He exhibited at The Great Exhibition.

Like many engineers, the business evolved into a patent agency. In 1852, he established the West Riding Patent Office.

The business evolved into Appleyard, Lees & Company. Some of his designs may have been taken over by B. Hirst & Sons

In [Q4] 1845, he married (1) Ellen Gooder [1813-1848] in Halifax.

Ellen was born in Halifax

Ellen died in Halifax [Q3 1848].

In [Q4] 1867, he married (2) Sarah Cockroft [1819-1889] in Halifax.

They lived at

William died in Halifax [Q2 1877] (aged 62).

Sarah (possibly) died in Halifax [Q2 1889] (aged 70) 

Tasker, WilliamRef 318-1216
[1822-1874] Of Claremount.

He worked for Francis Berry & Sons, Sowerby Bridge.

In August 1874, he was putting up an iron beam in a building when the beam fell on his hand. He was taken to Halifax Infirmary where it was found necessary to amputate William's forefinger. He never recovered from the shock and died in the Infirmary on 13th August 1874

Tasker, William DixonRef 318-260
[1821-1874] Born in Northowram.

He was a mason's labourer [1861] / an inn keeper [1871].

Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?


On 14th April 1845, he married Hannah Sykes [1823-1881] from Mirfield, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Sam [b 1848] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  2. George [b 1850] who was a worsted factory worker [1861]  and a boiler maker [1871]
  3. Mary Antoinette [1852-1871] who was a worsted factory  worker [1861] & married Dearnley Dews
  4. Linnaeus
  5. Alice [b 1859]
  6. Tom [b 1864]

The family lived at

  • Hollin Greave Cottages, Northowram [1861]
  • 2 Holling Street, Northowram [1871]

In 1875, the widowed Hannah Tasker married William Tipling in Halifax

Tasker, William HenryRef 318-1203
[1846-1914] Son of William Tasker.

He was a mason's labourer [1871] / a joiner [1891] / a carpenter [1881, 1901].

He had an illegitimate son Thomas Tasker Helliwell by Mary Ann Helliwell [1873]

In 1874, he married Mary Ann Helliwell [1849-1885] in Halifax.


  1. Thomas [1874-1???]
  2. Ada [1874-1???]

They lived at

  • 166 New Bank, Halifax [with William's widowed mother  Elizabeth 1881, 1891]
  • 9 Beacon Terrace, Halifax [with William's nephew  Harry]

Mary Ann died in Halifax in 1885.

William Henry died in Halifax in 1914



Tasker surnameRef 318-1

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

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

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