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Gaukroger, AbrahamRef 206-16
[1803-18??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a woollen weaver [1871].

He married Mary Ann Hirst [1812-18??].


Mary Ann was born in Barkisland, the daughter of Hannah & Mr Hirst.

She was a wool comber [1851]

 

Children:

  1. David [b 1834] who was a wool comber [1851]
  2. Rachel [b 1835] who was a wool comber [1851]
  3. Joseph [b 1839]
  4. Sarah [b 1843] who was a spinner at worsted mill [1851]
  5. Martha [b 1846]
  6. Charles

They lived at

  • Laith Field, Barkisland [1851]
  • Bank House, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were widowed mother-in-law Hannah Hirst [b 1790], and nieces Alice Gaukroger [b 1853] (mill hand)  & Martha Howarth [b 1854] (woollen weaver) 

Gaukroger, AlfredRef 206-1253
[1847-1895] Son of Joseph Gaukroger.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

In 1875, he married Elizabeth Atkinson in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Eli Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [1883-1943] who married Harold Leach

They lived at 91 Savile Park Road, Halifax [1895].

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Alfred [5th June 1895]; Elizabeth [14th January 1921].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Gaukroger, AmosRef 206-22
[1802-1867] Son of Rachel & John Gaukroger.

Born in Hipperholme.

Baptised 1st August 1802.

He was a woolcomber [1851] / an ag.lab [1861].

He married Ruth [1806-1871].


Ruth was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1828]
  2. Harriet [b 1830] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Sarah [b 1832] who works in mill (rover) [1851]
  4. George [b 1842] who was a painter [1861]

They lived at

  • Marsh, Southowram [1841]
  • Bank Top, Southowram [1851]
  • 8 Marsh Lane, Southowram [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was Joseph Gaukroger [b 1850].

Living with them [in 1861] was grandson Arthur Gaukroger [b  1855].

Amos died 6th September 1867 (aged 65).

Ruth died 26th September 1871 (aged 65).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1060] with Ruth Sarah E. & her husband married Richard Sutcliffe

Gaukroger, ArthurRef 206-8
[1891-1917] Son of Joseph Gaukroger.

He was a member of St George's Church, Lee Mount / a carpet-passer at Crossley's / a warehouseman [1916].

On 17th December 1914, he married Annie Fry at Pellon Lane Baptist Chapel.

They lived at 9 Buxton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Arras [2nd May 1917] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [26th May 1917].

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

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets. His widow was granted a pension of 13/9d a week [from November 1917].

Gaukroger, CharlesRef 206-1131
[16??-17??] Of Erringden.

In 1695, Jonas Dean obtained a licence to hold meetings in Gaukroger's home

Gaukroger, CharlesRef 206-943
[1803-1892] Or Gaukrodger. Of Halifax.

He married Mary [1808-1893],

Children:

  1. William [b 1830]
  2. John
  3. Elizabeth [b 1838] who married [28th February 1865]  George Moonlight

The family emigrated to New Zealand aboard the Indus and arrived in Nelson on 5th February 1843

Charles died on 8th October 1892.

An obituary recorded that

Mr Gaukrodger was of a very retiring disposition, and took no part in public affairs. He left a family of two sons and one daughter, but only one of the sons is now alive; namely, Mr. John Gaukrodger

Mary survived him only until 9th January 1893 [aged 84]

Gaukroger, CharlesRef 206-15
[1837-1916] Son of Abraham Gaukroger.

Born 14th April 1837; baptised at Ripponden [14th May 1837].

He was a paper maker [1871, 1891] / a retired paper maker [1901].

He married (1) Sarah Hannah [1842-1885].

Sarah Hannah died 13th January 1885 (aged 43).

In [Q3] 1886, he married (2) Elizabeth Law [1843-1910] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Lower Stoops, Soyland [1891]
  • 55 Gordon Street, Elland [1901]

Charles died 2nd May 1916 (aged 79).

Elizabeth died 2nd December 1910 (aged 67).

They were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gaukroger, EdwinRef 206-85
[1859-1914] He married Ada Jane Lightowler [1863-1939].

Children:

  1. Eleanor

Gaukroger, EdwinRef 206-9
[1882-1917] Known as John Edwin or John Edward.

Son of John Edward Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1882].

He was a member of Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax & Sunday School / a carriage builder [1901] / employed at Caledonia Wire Mills.

He lived at 16 Church Place, Halifax.

He never married.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles, Alexandria, Egypt [November 1915] & France [July 1916].

He was wounded in the arm & chest [15th December 1917] and hospitalised in France.

He died of wounds [18th December 1917] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [29th December 1917].

He was buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref III B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Gaukroger, EleanorRef 206-142
[1884-1947] Daughter of Edwin Gaukroger.

A midwife at Queensbury.

In the 1920s and 1930s, she wrote stories about local life and dialect tales under the name of Jenny Wren.

In [Q2] 1940, she married Arthur Farrar

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Gaukroger, EricRef 206-162
[1921-1981] Real name of the Halifax-born musician and composer who worked under the professional name Eric Rogers

Gaukroger, GeorgeRef 206-42
[1793-1857] Son of Mitchell Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker [1841] / a card manufacturer employing 6 men, 1 woman & 5 boys [1851].

On 20th October 1814, he married Mary Nutter [1794-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1815]
  2. Maria [b 1817]
  3. Joseph
  4. Ellen [b 1820]
  5. Mitchell [1822-1907]
  6. Maria [1824-1913]
  7. George [b 1826]
  8. Thomas
  9. Mary [b 1830]
  10. Henry [b 1834] who was a card manufacturer [1861]
  11. William [b 1836] who was a corn merchant employing 1 man  & 1 boy [1861]

They lived at

George died in 1857.

Mary was listed as a proprietor of houses [1861]

Gaukroger, GeorgeRef 206-931
[18??-18??] Joiner & carpenter at Halifax.

In September 1841, he was declared insolvent

Gaukroger, GeorgeRef 206-143
[18??-1910]

In [Q3] 1901, he married Mary Louisa Widdop in Halifax.


Mary Louisa was the daughter of
John Henry Widdop
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1905]
  2. Connie [b 1910]

Gaukroger, GeorgeRef 206-17
[1811-1???] He was a currier [1841].

Around 1831, he married Mary [1811-1???].

Children:

  1. John [b 1831]
  2. Jane [b 1833]
  3. George [b 1836]
  4. Sarah Ann [b 1838]

The family lived at Jail Lane, Halifax [1841]

Gaukroger, GeorgeRef 206-23
[1842-1912] Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter [1901].

He married Ann [1843-1909].


Ann was born in Halifax
 

They lived at 8 Dombey Street, Halifax [1901].

George died 13th January 1912 (aged 70).

Ann died 12th December 1909 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1059]

Gaukroger, George AlexanderRef 206-351
[1897-1918] In 1901, he is listed as George Alexander Broadhurst Gaukroger, nephew of Eleanor née Broadhurst and Stansfield Gaukroger.

In 1911, he is listed as Alick Gaukroger, nephew.

On his war record, he is listed as adopted son of Eleanor and Stansfield Gaukroger.

Born in Heap Bridge, Lancashire.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hertford, and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died of wounds [23rd September 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I A 40].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden

Gaukroger, HenryRef 206-5900
[1859-1???] Son of Thomas Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolsorter [1881] / organist at Barkisland Church [1872] / organist and choirmaster at St Mary's, Cottonstones / organist and choirmaster at Thorpe Church / organist and choirmaster at St Paul's, King Cross / organist and choirmaster at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [1888] / a Professor of Music of Ripponden [1883, 1891, 1901].

In 1907, he was appointed organist and choirmaster at St John's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere.

In 1883, he married Annie Wolstenholme [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of Ripponden, was the daughter of Thomas Wolstenholme
 

In 1881, he was a lodger at the Sportsman Inn, Crown Street, Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Wallis Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 7 South View, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Gaukroger, HerbertRef 206-4
[1887-1919] Born in Warley.

On 23rd July 1910, he married Annie Louisa Sutcliffe [1883-1973] at St Mary's, Cottonstones.


Annie Louisa was born in Soyland
 

They lived at Wells Bottom, Soyland.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force.

He died at Durham House, Bournemouth [7th May 1919] (aged 31).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £126 7/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie Louisa.

Annie Louisa died in 1973.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [O 491].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Gaukroger, JamesRef 206-13
[17??-184?] Around 1825, he and Titus Gaukroger occupied New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1833, they leased Gibson Mill.

They also used High Lumb Mills.

In 1861, they were trading as Titus Gaukroger & Son.

He was a prominent member of the Wesleyan Church at Heptonstall / one of the founders of Cross Lanes Church.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. Jane [1828-1909] who married Joshua Henry Wilson

See Gaukroger & Slater

Gaukroger, JamesRef 206-53
[1823-1898] Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1856] / landlord of the Woodman, Halifax [1861] / a tailor [1866, 1871] / a grocer [1898].

In [Q3] 1852, he married Dorothy Bottomley [1828-1891] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eliza Jane [17th November 1852-30th March 1856]  
  2. Louis Charles [14th July 1855-10th February 1866]  
  3. George Julian [3rd December 1857-25th June 1871] who was  buried with his parents
  4. Arthur [1st March 1860-13th June 1861]  
  5. twins Edmund [14th April 1862-10th November 1862]  
  6. Emily [14th April 1862-10th November 1862]  
  7. child who died in infancy
  8. child who died in infancy

Dorothy died 6th April 1891 (aged 63).

James died 27th January 1898 (aged 75).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1662].

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4253] with John Williamson


Question: Does anyone know of a link between the Gaukroger & Williamson families?

 

Gaukroger, JamesRef 206-12
[1844-1895] Born in Halifax.

He was a drayman for railway company [1871] / a drayman [1881] / a quarryman [1891].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Mary Watkin [1844-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Emily Ann Watkin [b out of wedlock 1868] who was a  worsted spinner [1881]
  2. Edith [b 1871] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a  worsted picker [1891]
  3. Clara [b 1875] who was a worsted twister [1891], &  married Arthur James Watson
  4. Walter
  5. Arthur [b 1879] who was a bill poster [1901]
  6. Emma [b 1881]
  7. Harriet [b 1883] who was a worsted factory hand winder  [1901]
  8. Lily [b 1885] who was a worsted factory hand spinner  [1901]
  9. Florrie / Florence [b 1888] who was a finisher  (worsted spinning mill) [1911]

They lived at

  • 10 Marvell's Gallery, Halifax [1871]
  • 5 Fosters Court, Halifax [1881]
  • 6 Upper Cross Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 16 Lister Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 38 Wade Street, Halifax [1911]

James died in Halifax in 1895 (aged 51).

Living with Mary [in 1911] was daughter Clara & family

Gaukroger, James KennethRef 206-345
[1897-1918] Of Todmorden.

Son of Rachel Alice & John Young Gaukroger.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 107th Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 8th August 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Flying Service Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gaukroger, James WilliamRef 206-529
[1861-1928] He lived at Lynn Garth, Sowerby Bridge. Founder of Gaukroger, Sykes & Roberts.

He was Managing Director of C. Lindley & Company Limited [1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £6,620

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-24
[1798-1867] He was a warehouseman.

He married Susannah [1796-1885].

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry

John died 12th February 1867 (aged 69).

Susannah died 16th December 1885 (aged 89).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2808]

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-27
[1789-1859] Born in Halifax.

He was a cardmaker [1851, 1841].

He married Sarah [1790-1859].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1821-1888]
  2. Adam [b 1823] who was an apprentice cabinet maker [1841]
  3. Eliza [b 1826]
  4. Ellen [1829-1891]
  5. Henry [b 1832] who was a shoe maker [1851]

The family lived at 30 Bank Street, Halifax [1851, 1841].

Living with them [in 1851] were visitors Sarah Gaukroger [b Manchester 1824] (worsted weaver)  and Mitchell Gaukroger [b Leeds 1830] (plumber & glazier) 

John died 15th August 1859 (aged 70).

Sarah died 25th June 1859 (aged 69).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3300]

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-272
[14??-15??] Alias Platts. A yeoman clothier. He owned Old Haugh End, Sowerby [1526] and the land where White Windows, Sowerby was built.

See The Platts, Sowerby

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-1082
[15??-16??] He is recorded at The Platts, Sowerby as John Gawkroger alias Plats [1640].

See Platts

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-556
[1645-1707] He was Parish Clerk at Halifax for 22 years.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Gaukroger, JohnRef 206-20
[1829-1904] Born in Northowram.

He was a wool washer (worsted) [1851] / a wool weaver [1861] / a confectioner [1871] / a sugar boiler (spice maker) [1881] / a general labourer [1891].

In [Q1] 1851, he married (1) Amelia Washington in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Halifax, the daughter of Abraham Washington.

She was a worsted twister [1851]

 

Amelia died 16th April 1859 (aged 28).

In [Q1] 1861, he married (2) Ann Washington in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Abraham Washington, and the sister of his first wife
 

They lived at

  • Range Bank, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 Winding Road, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Wilson Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 86 New Bank, Halifax [1881]
  • 31 Neville Street, Halifax [1891]

Living with them [in 1871] was nephew Hiram Senior [b 1860] (cotton spinner).

Ann died 19th October 1901 (aged 73).

John died 17th May 1904 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3613]

Gaukroger, John EdwardRef 206-11
[1841-19??] Son of Joseph Hartley Gaukroger, tailor.

He was a tin plate worker of Halifax [1878, 1881, 1891] / a metal plate worker [1901].

In 1878, he married Susannah (Susy) Crawford [1852-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susannah, of Halifax, was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, the daughter of Edwin Crawford, blacksmith
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1881] who was a cafe assistant [1901]
  2. Edwin
  3. Arthur [b 1887] who was a carpet fixer [1901]
  4. Mabel [b 1890]
  5. Winifred [b 1893]
  6. Frank [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • 34 Paradise Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 33 Paradise Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Paradise Street, Halifax [1901]

Gaukroger, John WilliamRef 206-2
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic fitter [1891, 1901].

In 1890, he married Sarah Kershaw [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1892]
  2. Johnnie [b 1895]
  3. Hilda [1897-1912] who committed suicide
  4. Clara [1900-1914] who was a woollen spinner then a weaver  with R. T. Riley & Company at Peel House Mill, Luddenden, and who  committed suicide
  5. Albert [b 1903]
  6. Raymond [b 1905]
  7. Herbert [b 1908]

They lived at

  • Brook Terrace, Luddenden [1891]
  • Apple House Terrace, Luddenden [1901]
  • Thorn Cottage, Luddenden [1914]

The daughters Hilda & Clara both committed suicide by drowning in the dam at Peel House Mill, Luddenden: Hilda in March 1912, and Clara on 8th May 1914. Clara left a note saying


Please forgive me... I am not wanted in this world... I miss my sister and cannot live without her
 

She was buried at Luddenden Cemetery

Gaukroger, JosephRef 206-992
[16??-1693] Of Sowerby Dean.

Heywood records that


Gaukroger had been at Halifax January 21 1692/3; as he rode home he fell ill, light at Josiah Stansfeld's, got him to make his will, died there that day, could not be got home
 

Gaukroger, JosephRef 206-44
[1819-1879] Son of George Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card manufacturer employing 15 men, 3 women & 2 children [1861].

On 29th January 1840, he married Harriet Greaves [1819-1879] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. George Henry [b 1842] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  2. Ellen [1845-1931] who married Samuel Eastwood
  3. Alfred
  4. Charles [b 1850]
  5. Emily [1853-1893] who married Charles Benjamin Crossley
  6. Annie [b 1856] who never married
  7. Harry [b 1859]

The family lived at

Joseph died in Halifax [6th June 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £6,000 [resworn under £7,000].

Probate was granted to his daughters Ellen, Emily and Annie

Gaukroger, Rev JosephRef 206-463
[1822-1866] He was Master of Heywood's School [1857].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

Gaukroger, JosephRef 206-10
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a general labourer [1891] / a wire drawer's labourer [1901] / a wire tinner [1911].

In 1888, he married Amelia (Millie) Pallier [1869-19??] in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Emily [b 1900]
  3. Wilfred [b 1902]
  4. Edith [b 1906]

They lived at

  • 6 Seedling Mount Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 123 Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Matlock Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]

Gaukroger, MichaelRef 206-1275
[1761-1828] Also recorded as Mitchel.

He married Dorothy, daughter of John Crossley.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1789]
  2. Betty [b 1791]
  3. Maria [b 1797]
  4. Susannah [b 1799]
  5. Joseph [b 1801]
  6. Samuel [b 1804]
  7. Sarah [b 1806]
  8. Joan [b 1808]

Dorothy died 3rd December 1816 (aged 50).

Michael died 25th February 1828 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church [E 19] with Dorothy's parents

Gaukroger, MitchellRef 206-43
[1761-1841] Or Mitchell.

(Possibly) son of Sarah (née Kershaw) & Joseph Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax [1761]; two baptisms are recorded in Halifax for children called Mitchell, on 7th December 1760 (possibly an earlier child who died in infancy) and 6th December 1761 (probably this Mitchell).

He was a card maker [1781, 1782, 1785, 1786, 1789, 1790] / a comb maker [1793] / a card maker [1800, 1802, 1812, 1841].

On 12th August 1781, he married Sarah Rothera [1756-1812] in Halifax.


Mitchell signed for himself when he married, which was unusual for the time, so presumably, he was at least semi-literate
 

Children:

  1. John [bapt 27/1/1782]
  2. (possibly) Elis [bapt 3/4/1785]
  3. James [bapt 17/11/1786]
  4. John [b 1789]
  5. Maria [bapt 30/12/1790]
  6. Thomas [bapt 5/1/1792]
  7. George
  8. Jane [b 1795]
  9. Diana [bapt 4/12/1796]
  10. Isaac [bapt 1/7/1798]
  11. Samuel
  12. Harriet [bapt 18/4/1802]

The children were baptised at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1760, 1761]
  • Halifax [1781, 1790, 1800, 1812]
  • Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1841]

Sarah died in 1812.

She was buried 15th November 1812.

Mitchell died 15th October 1841, when he was living at Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax, and son George and family were living with him.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [21st October 1841]

Gaukroger, RichardRef 206-1081
[15??-1???] He is recorded at The Platts, Sowerby

  • Richard Gawkeroger of Platts [1585]
  • Richard Gauckroger alias Plattes [1597]

See Platts

Gaukroger, Sam WilliamRef 206-6
[1884-1917] Son of Sidney Gaukroger.

He was a wheelwright [1901] / employed by Wadsworth's of Highroad Well / a wire worker at cable factory [1911] / employed at the tram depot.

During World War I, he enlisted [5th September 1914], and served as a Wheeler / Wheelwright / Fitter with C Battery 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele [25th November 1917] (aged 33).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd December 1917].

He is remembered at Stoney Royd Cemetery on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4-6 & 162], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Gaukroger, SamuelRef 206-19
[1799-1862] Son of Mitchell Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax; baptised at Halifax Parish Church [29th June 1800].

He was a comber [1819, 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851] / a grocer & corn dealer [1861] / a master grocer [1862].

On 14th February 1819, he married Mary Smith [1806-1887] in Halifax.


Samuel signed for himself when he married, which was unusual for the time, so presumably, he was at least semi-literate
 

Children:

  1. John [bapt 18th July 1819]
  2. infant [1820-12th March 1820]
  3. Sarah [1821-14th June 1862]
  4. (possibly) Joseph [b 1825]
  5. Elizabeth [1825-24th February 1864]
  6. Mary Ann [1829-1873] who married Thomas Henry Barber
  7. Francis [bapt 18th December 1831]
  8. Lewis [bapt 7th June 1835]
  9. Harriet [1838-1887]
  10. Harriet [1838-5th April 1887]
  11. (possibly) Isaac [b 1839]

The children were baptised at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

  • Halifax [1800]
  • Hipperholme [March 1819]
  • Northowram [July 1819, 1821, 1831]
  • Southowram [1835]
  • Northowram [1837]
  • Charlestown [1841]
  • Northowram [Feb 1851]
  • Bailey Hall, Southowram [March 1851]
  • Beaumont Town, Halifax [1861, 1862]

Samuel died in Beaumont Town, Northowram [8th June 1862] (aged 63).

Mary died 9th September 1887 (aged 81).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3923]

Gaukroger, SidneyRef 206-3
[1856-1903] Born in Warley.

He was a railway porter [1891] / a railway ticket collector [1901].

He married Mary A. [1856-19??].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Sam William
  2. Tom [b 1887] who was a creeler at carpet works [1901], an  iron moulder [1911]
  3. Ethel [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a heald  carpet maker [1911]
  4. George Frederick [b 1890] a gardener at Bothy Park  Gardens, Gisburne, Clitheroe, Lancashire [1911]

They lived at

  • 21 Coal Street, Caddy Field, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Trooper Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Jubilee Street, Trooper Lane, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Sidney died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 48).

All 3 sons served in World War I:

  • Sam William was killed
  • Tom was a driver in the same battery as Sam William
  • George Frederick was with the King's Own (Royal Lancaster  Regiment) and twice injured by gas poisoning

Gaukroger, StansfieldRef 206-495
[1860-1930] Born in Todmorden.

He was a commercial clerk [1901].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Eleanor Broadhurst [1863-1941] in Manchester.


Eleanor was born in Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1887] who was a mechanic turner [1911]
  2. Annie May [b 1889] who was a slipper maker [1911]

They adopted their nephew [?] George Alexander Gaukroger.

They lived at

  • 3 Garden Street Back, Todmorden [1911]
  • 7 Travis Villas, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury [1918]

Stansfield & Eleanor died in Aylesbury

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-944
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

He, his wife Elizabeth and their children emigrated to New Zealand. They arrived in Nelson on the Phoebe [29th March 1843]

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-1203
[18??-1???] Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1872].

He lived at Clarendon Place, Halifax [1869]

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-996
[18??-18??] Music seller at Sowerby Bridge.

In May 1867, he was declared bankrupt

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-1357
[1815-1861] Gardener for James Fielden at Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden.

He died 7th January 1861 [aged 45]

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-7950
[1818-1861] He was a live-in servant of Abraham Stansfield, and worked for him as a gardener.

He married Abraham's daughter Anne.

Children:

  1. Eliza
  2. Mary Alice
  3. Annie
  4. Stansfield

After his death, Ann married Thomas Mitchell

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-21
[1819-1881] Born in Warley.

He was a woolsorter [1851, 1871] / a woolsorter (woollen) [1881].

He married Isabella [1812-1887].


Isabella was born in Scotland
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1842] who was a worsted twister [1871], a winder  (carpet works) [1881]
  2. Susanna [b 1846]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1852] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  4. Mary Ellen [1862-1876] who was buried with her parents

They lived at

  • 6 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 11 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1871]

Thomas died 4th October 1881 (aged 62).

Isabella died 17th October 1887 (aged 75).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 775]

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-6900
[1820-1???] He was a roller coverer cotton [1861] / a cotton roller coverer [1871]

He married Ellen [1817-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1856] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  2. Emma Jane [b 1857] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  3. Henry

The family lived at Shaw's Terrace, Soyland [1861, 1871]

Gaukroger, ThomasRef 206-67
[1829-1879] Son of George Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card maker.

On 6th September 1847, he married Charlotte Hannah Robinson [1828-1896] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1848-1910] who married John Berry
  2. George William [1851-1868]
  3. Emma Jane [1855-1934] who never married and is buried in  the Berry family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

The family lived at

Thomas died in Halifax [25th May 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £4,000.

His will was proved by his widow Charlotte Hannah, John Berry, Charles Pickard and Isaac Webster

Charlotte Hannah died in Halifax [18th September 1896].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £711 17/2d.

Probate was granted to her daughter Emma Jane and Arthur Robinson

Gaukroger, Thomas HenryRef 206-25
[1822-1872] Son of John Gaukroger.

He was a wire drawer.

He married Ann [1821-1894].

Thomas Henry died 13th June 1872 (aged 50).

Ann died 18th February 1894 (aged 73).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2808] with Thomas Henry's parents

Gaukroger, TitusRef 206-5
[1807-18??] Born in Langfield.

He was a manager of a cotton mill.

He married Hannah [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1836]

The family lived at Solomon's Temple, Stansfield [1861]

Gaukroger, TitusRef 206-14
[1825-1874] Around 1825, he and James Gaukroger occupied New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Around 1833, they leased Gibson Mill.

They also used High Lumb Mills.

In 1861, they were trading as Titus Gaukroger & Son.

In 1852, he married Betty Sutcliffe [1829-1894] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Albert [1853?] who died in infancy

Titus & Betty were buried at Halifax Parish Church.

Son Albert was buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church

See Gaukroger & Slater

Gaukroger, WalterRef 206-7
[1876-1918] Son of James Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1891] / who was the proprietor of a fried fish shop in Winding Road, Halifax  (own account) [1901, 1911].

He lived at 38 Wade Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [26th March 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died of severe head wounds in No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne [27th October 1918] (aged 42).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [9th November 1918].

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref VI C 55].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-568
[1891-1916] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action [15th September 1916].

He was buried at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, France [Grave Ref II G 30].

He is remembered on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-8600
[18??-18??] Partner in Gaukroger & Fleming

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-18
[1812-1876] Born in Halifax [27th June 1812].

He was a master carpenter [1851] / a joiner [1861].

In [Q2] 1840, he married Hannah Smith [1810-1876] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax [16th December 1810]
 

They lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Frances Gill [b 1846].

Living with them [in 1861] was niece Elizabeth Ann Gill [b  1857].

William died 10th June 1876 (aged 64).

Hannah died 30th August 1876 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1693]

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-1039
[1819-18??] In October 1839, he and John Bulmer were transported for 7 years for

stealing £6 11/- from the person of William Walsh at Skircoat

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-26
[1821-1871] Of Halifax.

He married Mary Ann [1823-1909].

Children:

  1. Joseph [1848-1850]
  2. James William [1852-1857]
  3. Emma [1847-1887]

William died 6th October 1871 (aged 50).

Mary Ann died 19th December 1909 (aged 86).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3309]

Gaukroger, WilliamRef 206-704
[1836-1901] JP.

Alderman.

He was a director of John Marsh & Company Limited [1897].

He married Mary Alice [1839-1901].

They lived at Fernside, Halifax.

He died 19th January 1901.

Mary Alice died of pernicious anaemia 6 months after her husband [2nd September 1901]

 

The Gaukroger familyRef 206-1083
Recorded in the 16th century at The Platts, Sowerby

See Gaukroger surname, Richard Gaukroger and Platts surname

 

Gaukroger surnameRef 206-1
Other forms of the surname include Gaukrodger and Gawkroger.

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

George Redmonds writes that the surname may have originated in Sowerby.

It is possibly derived from the Norse element gauk [a cuckoo or a left-handed or clumsy person] and rocher [rocks].

Other origins have been proposed.

There are 61 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Gaukroger, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Gaukroger

Baptism 1819; Marriages 1886, 1899, 1938

 

See Gaukroger family and Platts surname




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