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Tate, AnnieRef 433-461
[1889-1932] Daughter of Joseph Tate.

She was a schoolteacher.

She married Rev Charles Llewellyn Ivens whom she had met when he coached her in Latin for a post at the church day schools.

Annie died at 12 South Parade, Wakefield [15th May 1932].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £6,006 5/-.

Probate was granted to William Henry Coles (solicitor) 

In her will, she left bequests to the church, including money in trust for the benefit of Sowerby Bridge Parish Church to be called The Canon Ivens Fund

Tate, ChristopherRef 433-400
[1822-1891] Son of John Tate.

Born 5th April 1822.

He was a gardener / a master gardener of 24 acres employing 1 man & 1 boy [1861] / a master gardener of 5 acres employing 3 men [1871].

On 6th April 1843, he married Ann Crossland [1814-1885] at Huddersfield Parish Church.

Ann was born in Elland.

She had a child Emma Crossland [1840-1875]



  1. Mary Priscilla [1843-1912] who was a cotton winder [1861]
  2. Sophia [1845-1885] who was a cotton reeler [1861, 1871]  who married Joseph Carter
  3. twins Alice [1847-1910] who was a cotton reeler [1871]
  4. Ann [1847-1916] who married James Casson
  5. John Henry
  6. Thomas [b 1856]
  7. Hannah [b 1859]

The family lived at 36 Spring Gardens, Elland [1861, 1890].

Christopher died at Upper Langdale Street, Elland [28th November 1891].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,158.

The will was proved by son John Henry

Tate, Christopher JamesRef 433-363
[1851-1934] Son of George Tate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a general gardener [1871].

He took over from his parents as inn keeper at the Copley Arms, Skircoat [1874].

He married Mary Harriet Bentley [1853-1888].

Mary Harriet was born in Liverpool


  1. Edith Emily [1874-1875]
  2. George Bentley [1877-1947]
  3. Florence [1878-1952]
  4. James Henry [1880-1883]
  5. Lilian Ruby [1883-1972]
  6. Joe Willie [1886-1966]

They lived at Huntress [?] Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was unmarried aunt Susannah Bentley [b 1811]

Tate, Frederick CharlesRef 433-387
[1876-1944] Or Charles Frederick.

Son of Herbert Tate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a foreman gardener [1901]. and cemetery superintendent (borough council) at Hanwell Cemetery [1911].

On 28th August 1899, he married Mary Ellen Morton Eastwood [1876-1933] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Gertrude Zilpha [b 1901]
  2. Richard Frederick [b 1908]

Between 1901 and 1908, they moved from Halifax to Ealing, West London.

The family lived at

  • 43 Emscote Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, Ealing [1911]

The couple died in Birmingham

Tate, GeorgeRef 433-361
[1828-1871] Son of James Tate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener [1861] / inn keeper at the Copley Arms, Skircoat [1861, 1871].

On 14th November 1850, he married Barbara Harding [1826-1910] at St Stephen's Church, Copley.

Barbara was born in Askham, Cumberland


  1. Christopher James
  2. William [1853-1916] who was a general gardener [1871]
  3. Charles [1856-1902] who was an accountant's clerk [1871]
  4. Joseph
  5. Elizabeth Harding [1861-1939]

George died at the Copley Arms [11th February 1871] (aged 42).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,000.

The will was proved by Christopher Harding of Manchester (commission agent).

After George's death, Barbara took over at the Copley Arms [1871].

Their son Christopher James took over at the Copley Arms [1874].

Barbara died at Copley in 1910 (aged 84) 

Tate, HerbertRef 433-577
[1846-1924] FRHS.

Son of James Tate.

Born at Bolton Brow Top.

He came from a long line of gardeners who lived mainly in the Skircoat Green area of Halifax.

He became a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society.

He was a nursery man & seedsman employing 2 men [1881] / Inspector of Parks (Local) [1901].

In the late 19th century, he had nurseries in Free School Lane, Halifax.

He had a floristry business. This was first in the Market Hall, Halifax, and later at 24 Southgate, Halifax [1881] then 36

His speciality was in cut flowers and horticultural decorations for events. On 20th July 1889, he supplied the decorations when Prince Albert Victor visited Halifax.

He was appointed Inspector of Parks in Halifax [around 1896]. The post was initially vetoed as being superfluous and a waste of public money. He introduced the wholesale purchase of seeds and systematic distribution to parks and planting areas. He also established the Ogden Plantation to bring on and harden quality shrubs and trees for these areas. During the 14 years he held the post, the number of parks and open spaces in Halifax grew from 10 to over 40.

In [Q2] 1866, he (possibly) married (1) Annie Gawthorpe [1845-1885] in York.

Annie was born in York


  1. Martha Ann [1872-1952]
  2. James Herbert [1874-1942]
  3. Frederick Charles [1876-1944]
  4. Gertrude [1878-1968]
  5. Nellie [1882-1957]

On 28th June 1886, he married (2) Martha Ann.

Martha Ann [née Hutchinson] was the widow of William Buckley

Child: 6. Louie [1887-1976]

They lived at Belle Vue / 97 Lister Lane [1901].

He retired to Scarborough where he died

Tate, JamesRef 433-1368
[1???-177?] Market gardener.

He married Unknown.

Child: James Tate

They lived at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe.

He was dead by 1772

Tate, JamesRef 433-355
[1660-1720] Son of James Tate.

He married Mary.


  1. John
  2. James
  3. William

The family lived at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe.

Members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Tate, JamesRef 433-1370
[1685-1747] Son of James Tate.

He married Unknown.

Child: William

Tate, JamesRef 433-1104
[1797-1860] He was a gardener [1841, 1851] / innkeeper of the Copley Arms [1857].

He married Nancy [1796-1859].


  1. Mary/ Ann [1819] who was a dressmaker [1838] and  married William Milligan
  2. Elizabeth [b 1820]
  3. Hannah [1826-1912] who married Henry Clay
  4. Joseph [b 1827]
  5. George
  6. James Henry [1835-1859]

The family lived at

  • Love Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • Well Head Lane, Halifax [1841, 1850, 1851]

In 1850, a Mrs Tate was also listed as a gardener at Trafalgar, Halifax

Members of the family died at the Copley Arms: James Henry [27th March 1859] (aged 24); Nancy [4th July 1859] (aged 66); James [25th February 1860] (aged 62);

They were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: James Henry [31st March 1859]; Nancy [8th July 1859]; James [29th February 1860]

Tate, JamesRef 433-6740
[1812-1883] Son of Michael Tate.

He was a gardener in Elland [1835] / a gardener [1841, 1851, 1861] / a coachman [1871] / a gardener (domestic) [1881].

On 20th September 1835, he married (1) Martha Sheard [1811-1857] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha was from Elland


  1. Emma [1836-1851]
  2. Sophia [1840-1914] who was a book folder [1851]
  3. Edwin [1842-1889] who was a gardener [1858]
  4. Herbert

On 9th February 1858, he married (2) Ann Limbard [1820-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ann was the daughter of John Limbard

Child: 5. Walter [1860-1934] who was a banker's clerk [1881]

They lived at

  • Skircoat Green, Skircoat, Halifax [1841]
  • Savile Road, Halifax [1851]
  • 19 Villiers Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 8 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 8 Kingstone, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1841] was Elizabeth Ramsden [aged 10].

Living with them [in 1871] were 2 boarders and his widowed sister-in-law Jane Roper [aged 67]. Jane Roper was with them in 1881

Tate, JohnRef 433-401
[17??-18??] He was a gardener.

He married Mary.


  1. Christopher
  2. Hannah

Christopher and Hannah were baptised at Halifax Parish Church [26th September 1824]

Tate, JohnRef 433-1369
[1757-1809] Son of William Tate.

He was a gardener at Holme Chapel, Lancashire.

On 6th August 1782, he married Betty (Elizabeth) Tillotson [1755-1801] at St Peter's, Burnley.


  1. Alice [1783-1795]
  2. Hannah [1785-1861] who married Joseph Hopkins
  3. Mary [1793-1877] who married Henry King
  4. Matilda

The daughters were born in Holme Chapel and baptised at Holme in Cliviger, Lancashire.

The family lived at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe.

He moved back to Lightcliffe after his wife's death

Tate, JohnRef 433-1440
[1799-1836] Of Halifax.

Son of Joseph Tate.

He was a gardener in the Bury area of Lancashire / a gardener [1824, 1827, 1831].

On 1st March 1824, he married Susan / Susannah Kitson [1800-1865] in Halifax.


  1. Mary Hannah [b 1825]
  2. John [1827-1867]
  3. Joseph [1831-1881]
  4. Susannah
  5. Priscilla [1834-1907]

The children were born in the Bury area.

The family lived at Middleton, Lancashire [1827, 1831].

He died in Bury [March 1836] (aged 37).

He was buried at St John's Church, Bury [11th March 1836].

In 1841, the children were living at Skircoat Green with Joseph Tate

Tate, John HenryRef 433-624
[1849-1928] Son of Christopher Tate.

Born in Elland.

He was a gardener [1861, 1871, 1891] / a farmer and market gardener [1905].

On 16th March 1874, he married Leah Selina Uttley [1849-1938] in Rotherham.

Leah Selina was born in Elland


  1. Emmeline [1876-1945] who was a domestic [1891] and  married Sam Brearley
  2. Harold [1880-1947] who was a gardener [1928]
  3. Florence [1883-1966] who never married
  4. John Christopher [1885-1953] who was a gardener [1928]

They lived at

John Henry died 14th April 1928.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,206 5/9d.

Probate was granted to children Emmeline, Harold and John Christopher.

Leah Selina died 6th July 1938.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £4,480 9/-.

Probate was granted to daughters Emmeline and Florence

Tate, JosephRef 433-382
[1772-184?] Son of William Tate.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a gardener [1841].

In 1796, he married Ann Dixon [1776-1846] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. William
  4. Henry [1812-1890] who never married
  5. Sarah [1815-1889] who married William Swindle

The family lived at Skircoat Green [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were John [b 1827] & Joseph [b 1831], the sons of John Tate

Tate, JosephRef 433-404
[1803-1878] Son of Joseph Tate.

He was a gardener.

On 8th June 1825, he married Elizabeth Arrowsmith [1795-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth was from Eardishley, Herefordshire

They had no children.

They appear to have raised Priscilla, daughter of his brother John

They moved to Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. They were there in 1841.

They both died there

Tate, JosephRef 433-1200
[1859-1937] Son of George Tate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stationary engine fitter [1891] / an engine fitter [1901] / an engineman at Halifax Corporation electricity works [1910].

On 22nd May 1889, he married Sarah Hannah Beverley [1860-1925] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Annie
  2. Harry [b 1894] who was an engineer's apprentice [1900]  who married Margaret

The family lived at

  • Railway Terrace, Copley [1891]
  • 12 Peel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 10 Second Avenue, Halifax [1911]
  • 24 Savile Parade, Halifax [1937]

Sarah Hannah died in 1925.

Joseph died 30th July 1937.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,118 7/8d.

Administration was granted to his daughter-in-law Margaret Tate

Tate, MatildaRef 433-1367
[1796-1881] Daughter of John Tate.

She lived at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe [1881].

She was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Tate, MichaelRef 433-393
[1788-1815] Son of William Tate.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [1st April 1788].

He was a gardener [1816].

On 20th December 1807, he married Martha Scott [1789-1820] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. William [1808-185?]
  2. Joseph [1810-1850]
  3. James

Michael died in 1815.

On 12th May 1817, Martha married Adam Bird at Halifax Parish Church

Tate, SusannahRef 433-313
[1833-1898] Daughter of John Tate.

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

She was a milliner and dressmaker at Halifax.

In January 1874, he was declared bankrupt. A dividend of 3d in the pound was paid by Samuel Johnson Beswick [19th June 1875].

She never married.

She had an illegitimate son: John Henry Tate [1859-1928].

She lived at 13 Heathfield Place, Halifax [1874, 1875]

Tate, Thomas Henry B.Ref 433-3
[1847-1???] Born in Huddersfield.

He was an accountant clerk [1881].

In March 1873, he married Ann Baxter Wright in Halifax.

Ann was born in Halifax [3rd August 1840], the daughter of
Simeon Wright


  1. Agnes H. [b 1875]

The family lived at 57 Blacker Road North, Huddersfield [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was Ann's widowed mother Ann [b 1800].

Ann died 15th August 1889, and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2809] with her parents.

Details are not yet known of the death / burial place of Thomas Henry

Tate, WilliamRef 433-1148
[1713-1806] Son of James Tate.

He was a market gardener.

On 13th October 1741, he married Hannah Allott [1714-1810] at Eastfield Chapel.


  1. Mary [b 1742]
  2. Jennet [1745-1746]
  3. James [b 1747]
  4. Hannah [b 1749]
  5. Sarah [b 1752]
  6. William [b 1754]
  7. John [1757-1809]
  8. Abigail [b 1759]
  9. Betty [b 1762]
  10. Alice 1765-1766

They lived at Yew Trees, Lightcliffe.

He died at Lightcliffe [May 1806] (aged 93).

On 10th May 1806, the Lancaster Gazette account of his funeral recorded that

he was attended to his grave by upwards of 70 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife (who is now living) is in her 92nd year, and has been married 67 years

Members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Tate, WilliamRef 433-379
[1810-1856] Son of Joseph Tate.

He was inn keeper at the Copley Arms, Skircoat [1845, 1851].

He never married.


The Tate family of gardenersRef 433-2
Many members of the family were gardeners.

They lived and worked mainly in the Lightcliffe and Skircoat Green areas of Halifax, and included


Tate surnameRef 433-1
There are 24 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Tate, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

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