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Yardley, JosephRef Y143
[1887-1976] Landlord of the Joseph Yardley [1939-1945]

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Yate House, MidgleyRef Y33
Owners and tenants have included

Yates, Albert ErnestRef Y149
[1862-1942] Son of Albert Ernest Yates.

Born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

He was a worsted mill hand [1871] / a machinist [1881] / a machine tool maker turner [1891] / a machine tool maker [1901] / a mechanical tool maker [1911].

In [Q2] 1884, he married (1) Martha Ann Roberts [1861-1914] in Halifax.

Martha Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Roberts


  1. Nellie [1885-1959] who was a board school teacher [1901]  & married Clarence Holden
  2. Blanche [b 1888] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  3. Clement Ernest [b 1890]
  4. Florrie [b 1894] who was a jeweller's assistant [1911]
  5. Albert Thomas [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 16 Conway Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 26 Mayfield Grove, Halifax [1911]
  • 6 Summergate Place, Halifax [1939]

Martha Ann died in Halifax [Q1 1914] (aged 52)  and was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In [Q4] 1914, Albert Ernest married (2) Mary Elizabeth (Pollie) McGuiness [1873-1939].

Pollie died 21st April 1939 (aged 66).

Albert Ernest died 8th April 1942 (aged 79).

Pollie & Albert Ernest were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 1-B] with daughter Nellie & her husband

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Yates, AlfredRef Y127
[1854-19??] He was a commercial traveller (machinery) [1911].

In [Q1] 1882, he married Hannah Kelsey in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Hipperholme, the daughter of
William Kelsey


  1. Elizabeth Ann
  2. Alfred Theodore [1886-1978] who was an iron turner  (engineering) [1911]
  3. Beatrice Olive [1890-1890]
  4. Oswald [1892-1913] who was a fitter (engineering) [1911]
  5. Frederic Kelsey [1899-1958]

They lived at

  • 1 Carr Terrace, Midgley [1891]
  • 129 Thorn Terrace, Midgley [1901]
  • 20 Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Alfred disappears from the local electoral rolls in 1915.

Hannah died 7th October 1904 (aged 54).

She & other members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

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Yates's: Alfred Yates & CompanyRef Y66
Established by Arthur Ernest Yates.

they were brushmakers & bristle merchants at Boothtown [1901, 1905, 1911].

On 23rd June 1909, there was a fire at their brushworks

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Yates's: Alfred Yates & CompanyRef Y74
They were tool makers and woodworkers at Luddenden Mill in the late 19th century

Yates, Arthur ErnestRef Y76
[1860-1911] Born in Leeds.

He was an assistant elementary school teacher [1887] / a brush maker's assistant [1891] / established Alfred Yates & Company / a brush maker (employer) [1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Lily Farrar [1866-1950] in Halifax.

Lily was born in Halifax


  1. Walter Percy [1889-1985]
  2. Arthur Farrar [1890-1955]
  3. Harold Edward [1895-1976]

The family lived at

  • 12 Lentilfield Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Chester Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Chester Road, Boothtown [1905]
  • 38 Clifton Road, Halifax [1911]

Arthur died at 38 Clifton Road, Halifax [5th August 1911].

Lily died in Duchy House Nursing Home, Harrogate [22nd October 1950].

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 568]

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Yates, ChristopherRef Y148
[1825-1870] He was a blacksmith.

In [Q1] 1848, he married Martha Buckley [1831-1891] in Rochdale.


  1. Alice Mary [1849-1866]
  2. John James [1850-1875]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1852] who married [Halifax Q1 1872]  Charles Bentley [1849-1896], grocer

Christopher died 13th May 1870 (aged 45).

In [Q2] 1874, Martha married John Cook in Saddleworth.

Martha died 12th January 1891 (aged 60), was buried at Saddleworth Church & remembered on the Yates family grave at Lister Lane.

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2223] with son-in-law Charles Bentley

Yates, DavidRef Y124
[1830-1903] Of Brighouse Station.

Born in Salford.

On 11th January 1852, he married Sarah Gunton [1823-1895] in Manchester.


  1. William Pearson [1853-1949]
  2. Charles Henry [1854-1916]
  3. Mary Emily who died 10th April 1857 (aged 9 months) and  is interred at Horbury
  4. Frederick Herbert [1858-1929]
  5. Arthur George [1860-1932]
  6. Alfred Ernest who died 11th December 1862 (aged 16  months) 
  7. Fanny Louisa [1863-1932]

The 2 infants are remembered in St Martin's Church, Brighouse and on a headstone which is [2013] leaning against the north wall of the Church.

David died in Camberwell, London [28th February 1903]

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Yates, EdwardRef Y14
[1811-1???] Born in Leigh, Lancashire.

He was a gardener (domestic servant) [1861].

He married Phoebe [1808-1868].

Phoebe was born in Poplar, Middlesex


  1. Mary Ann [b 1843] who was a cotton weaver [1861], a silk  & cotton weaver [1871]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1845] who was a cotton weaver [1861]
  3. Jane [b 1847] who was a cotton weaver [1861], a silk &  cotton weaver [1871]
  4. Ann [b 1849] who was a silk & cotton weaver [1871]

The family lived at

  • Baundrett's Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne [1861]
  • 36 Wilson Street, Halifax (sisters Mary Ann, Jane  & Ann) [1871]

Phoebe died 3rd November 1868 (aged 60)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2471] with an unidentified Mary Esther Barker [1819-1870]

Yates, Elizabeth AnnRef Y39
[1883-19??] Aka Lizzie.

Daughter of Alfred Yates.

Born in Luddenden.

She emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada [June 1908].

In Canada, she had several occupations and appeared on the stage under the name of Elsie Kelsey.

On 8th September 1910, she married Harry Humphreys [18??-19??] in Manhattan, New York.

The couple were known as the Kelsey Kids.

In 1911, they made a $10,000 bet with the New York Polo Magazine to walk round the world.

They travelled 1,000 miles in the United States, 1,500 miles in Canada, 275 miles in Labrador, and 1,100 miles in Newfoundland before leaving for Europe.

In 1912, Harry abandoned the walk in Europe.

There are no reports of the couple being together after 1912.

The Halifax Courier [15th August 1914] reported that

She had been in Paris at the end of July when rumours of war were common, and because of the state of affairs abroad, she had been compelled to seek refuge in this country, and appeared in Halifax – where a policeman was unconvinced that she was Yorkshire-born – and visited her father in Sowerby Bridge.

There was no mention of Harry in the report


In 1924, she visited her father in Stockport, Cheshire and then returned to Winnipeg using her maiden name, Elizabeth Ann Yates on the voyage.

On 30th October 1959, when she was 76 years old, she submitted a Naturalization Petition in Miami, Florida under the name of Elizabeth Norman, stating that she was born 21st April 1883 in Halifax, and that she arrived in the USA in 1945 by train from Canada.

She also states that, on 3rd October 1919, she married Harry Norman (who was born in Dresden, Germany), in Galveston, Texas.

Lizzie's great-nephew David Marcer tells me that

Lizzie continued to live in the USA, and visited relatives in Sheffield from time to time. She died as Mrs Lizzie Norman many years later, in Florida

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Yates, GeorgeRef Y137
Landlord of the
Weston Hotel, Halifax [1903, 1905]

In [Q1] 1878, he married Mary Ann Fawcett in Halifax.


  1. Arthur [1880-1903] who was a clerk [1903]

Son Arthur was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Yates, GeorgeRef Y53
[1837-1892] He was (possibly) landlord of the Old King Cross Inn, Halifax [1881] / landlord of the Plummet Line, Halifax [1891].

He married Elizabeth

After his death, Elizabeth took over at the Plummet Line [1894]

Yates, HarryRef Y135
[1889-1916] Son of Emma (née Horsfall) & Samuel Henry Yates.

Born in Rastrick.

In 1914, he married Elsie Willis in Huddersfield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 7th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B]

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Yates, JamesRef Y2
[1848-1914] (Possibly) son of Leonard Yates.

Born in Halifax.

He was a warp dresser [1871] / a cotton warp dresser [1881] / a warp dresser [1891] / a warp dresser (silk, cotton & worsted) [1901].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Sarah Bentley [1850-1900] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Bentley

She was a carpet sewer [1871]



  1. Ada [1871-1874]
  2. Alice [b 1875] who was a carpet mender [1891]
  3. Jim [b 1877] who was a worsted mill assistant [1891]
  4. George Edward [b 1878] who was a worsted mill assistant  [1891]
  5. Ann [1879-1880]
  6. Annie [b 1882] who was a carpet mender [1901]
  7. Ada [1884-1885]
  8. Willie [1884-1888]
  9. Alfred [b 1886] who was a moulder's labourer [1901]
  10. Emma [b 1890]
  11. Fred [b 1891]
  12. Willie [1892-1893]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1525] with William Bentley.

The family lived at

  • 24 Park Street, Halifax (living with William Bentley)   [1871]
  • 8 Park Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 14 North Bridge Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 28 Baines Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was Sarah's widowed mother Ann Bentley [b 1827].

Sarah died Q2 1900 (aged 49).

A James Yates died Q4 1914 (aged 66).

They both died in Halifax

Yates, JonasRef Y51
[1833-1872] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was the first editor of the Brighouse & Rastrick Chronicle [1859] / a printer employing 1 boy [1861] / a letterpress printer at Commercial Street, Brighouse [1863] / printer compositor [1871]

In 1855, he married Ellen Nortcliffe [1834-1866] from Huddersfield, in Halifax.


  1. George Herbert [b 1857]
  2. Frank [b 1858]

Both children were printer compositors [1871].

They lived at

See John Hartley

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Yates, LeonardRef Y11
[1824-1895] (Possibly) son of Sarah & Charles Yates.

Born in Northowram; baptised 18th April 1824.

He was a joiner [1851] / a carpenter [1861] / a master carpenter [1881].

In [Q2] 1844, he married Judith Jagger [1824-1883] in Halifax.

Judith was born in Shibden / Northowram


  1. Thomas [b 1845; bapt 23rd March 1845]
  2. James
  3. Sarah [b 1850]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1853]
  5. Mary Ann [1856-1865]
  6. Edwin [b 1864] who was an apprentice carpenter [1881]

The family lived at

  • Back Foundry Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Rose Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Judith died 26th March 1883 (aged 59).

Leonard died 22nd October 1895 (aged 72).

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Yates, NickRef Y86
[19??-] Sometime Brighouse Councillor.

Partner in Kershaw's Garden Centre.

See Yates's Seed Merchants

Yates, RufusRef Y133
[1897-1917] Son of Grace Elizabeth & Harry Yates of 1 Paradise, Midgley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 3rd December 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France [Grave Ref IV G 8].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Yates, Sarah JaneRef Y1
[1819-1910] Daughter of Joseph Brooks Yates of Liverpool.

Educationalist and teacher.

In 1859, she married Samuel Fielden.

She took an interest in educational methods for younger children and was involved in education at Centre Vale School which her husband rebuilt.

In 1874, she was a member of the first School Board for Todmorden.

She founded the Fielden Chair of Education at Manchester University.

In 18??, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Manchester University for her support of the Education Department

Yates's Seed MerchantsRef Y85
In 1928, the Leeds company – Samuel Yates Limited – bought into Slead Syke Nurseries, Brighouse.

Kershaw's Garden Centre – now run by the Yates family – still stands in Halifax Road, Brighouse.

Members of the family moved to Australia and set up a similar business there. This was recently taken over by Japanese partners but carries on the Yates name.

See Nick Yates

Yates, ThomasRef Y150
[1830-1887] Born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire.

He was a sewing machine fitter [1871, 1881].

He married Emma [1828-1905].

Emma was born in Armitage, Staffordshire


  1. Alfred [b 1855] who was a mechanic [1871], a machine  maker [1881]
  2. Frances Emma [b 1858] who was a mill hand [1871], a book  folder [1881]
  3. Mary Ann Matilda [b 1861] who was a worsted twister [1881]
  4. Albert Ernest
  5. Clara [b 1865] who was a book sewer [1881]
  6. Arthur [b 1869]
  7. Herbert [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Birmingham [1855, 1858]
  • Hertfordshire [1861, 1865]
  • Birmingham [1869]
  • 53 Wadsworth Street Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Beech Hill Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Thomas died Q4 1887 (aged 57).

Emma died Q1 1905 (aged 77).

They both died in Halifax

Yeadon & MitchellRef Y102
Hay dealers at Halifax.

In February 1890, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Yeadon, George HaytonRef Y131
[1815-1872] Of Halifax.

He was an Inland Revenue officer.

He married Sarah.


  1. Edward [1844-1872]
  2. Sarah Emma [1846-1863]
  3. Mary [1847-1858]
  4. Clara [1855-1870]

The family lived at 24 Upper Hope Street, Halifax [1872].

George died at home [10th August 1872] (aged 57).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 528]

Yeadon, RichardRef Y145
[1770-1844] He was a horse keeper.

On 28th December 1826, he married Ellen Crowther [1810-18??] in Halifax.

Child: Tom

Richard was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

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Yeadon, TomRef Y55
[1829-1865] Son of Richard Yeadon.

Born in Hebden Bridge [8th July 1829].

He was a brewer [1852] / a labourer at Brighouse [1860s].

On 25th December 1852, he married Martha Oldfield [1826-1876] in Halifax.


  1. Ellen [1853-1853]
  2. John [1854-1855]
  3. George [1856-1860]
  4. Jane [1858-1860]
  5. Elizabeth [1860-1861]
  6. Jane [1862-1864]

All the children were baptised & buried with their parents.

They lived at Mill Lane, Brighouse [1861].

Shortly after Christmas 1865, he got into a drunken fight with Joe Womersley at the Royal Hotel, Brighouse. The scene calmed down and Yeadon left. He later complained of chest pains and became delirious.

He died on 31st December 1865.

Womersley was a strong man, but no charges of murder were brought.

Martha died 22nd December 1876 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

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Yeat House, HalifaxRef Y35
Mentioned as being the property of William Dean

Yeates, GeorgeRef Y139
[1835-1871] Born in Warley.

Landlord of the White Horse, Halifax [1871, 1874]

He married Elizabeth [1834-1???].

Elizabeth was born in Warley


  1. Sarah Ann [1864-1???]

Yeathouse, HalifaxRef Y61
Estate in Blackledge which is mentioned in Bates's Gift bequest. The property was owned by Sir Watts Horton

Yeld, Horace ParrRef Y52
[1847-1913] LRCP, LRCS.

Born in Carlisle [11th September 1847].

He was educated at Rugby Preparatory School & Glasgow University.

He entered the Indian Medical Service [1874]. He served in the Second Afghan War [1878-1880]. He was medical officer for the 15th Bengal Cavalry [for 9 years]. He was Deputy Assay Master of the Calcutta and Bombay Mints.

He retired as Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel [1894].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Edith Annie in Halifax.

Edith Annie was the daughter of Richard Bracken and widow of Colonel Arthur Farrar

He lived at Brearley Hall, Luddendenfoot [1902].

Yelland, FrankRef Y20
[1873-1924] Born in Horbury.

He was Stationmaster at Luddendenfoot in the early 1900s.

In 1897, he married Annetta Ingham [1874-19??] from Soothill, in Wakefield.


  1. Victor [b 1898]
  2. Frank [b 1900]
  3. Mary [1900-1982]
  4. Ronald [b 1904]
  5. Dorothy Irene [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 24 Back Commercial Road, Dewsbury [1901]
  • Station House, Eastwood, Todmorden [1911]

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Yellow Birch, WarleyRef Y32
Yellow Birch and White Birch appear on maps produced in 1854

Yellow, TomRef Y132
[1887-1918] Son of William Yellow.

Born in Nidd, Knaresborough.

Birth registered in Knaresborough [Q2 1887].

He was a rivet heater [1901] / a waggoner on farm [1911] / a waggoner of Farsley [1911] / employed by Brooke's at Lightcliffe [1916].

On 5th June 1911, he married Edith Bastow [1885-1956] at All Saints' Church, Castleford, Yorkshire.

Edith, of 158 Lower Oxford Street, Pontefract, was the daughter of David Bastow, miner


  1. Horace [b 1912]
  2. David W. [b 1913]
  3. Nellie [b 1916]

The family moved to Halifax in 1912 or 1913, between the births of the first and second children.

They lived at 12 Rhodes Terrace, Caddy Field, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916] and served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [13th April 1918] (aged 32).

The Halifax Courier [11th May 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I A 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In [Q2] 1919, Edith married (2) Frederick E. Hood [1879-1957] in Halifax.

Edith died in Halifax [Q2 1945] (aged 60).

Frederick died in Halifax [Q2 1957] (aged 78) 

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Yellow, WilliamRef Y75
[1856-19??] Born in Burton Leonard, Yorkshire.

He was an agricultural labourer [1881] / a farm labourer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1878, he married Elizabeth Young [1856-19??] in Great Ouseburn.

Elizabeth was born in Tockwith, Yorkshire


  1. William Henry [b 1878] who was a bobbin layer in worsted  mill [1891]
  2. Annie E [b 1880] who was a mule piecer in worsted mill  [1891]
  3. Mary J [b 1882] who was a woollen twister [1901]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a woollen twister [1901]
  5. Martha [b 1886] who was a worsted piece burler [1901]
  6. Tom
  7. Fred [b 1889] who was a mill machine fettler [1911]
  8. John Joseph [1891] who died in infancy
  9. Arthur Morris [b 1895] who was a newspaper hawker [1911]

They lived at

  • Nidd, Knaresborough [1881]
  • 7 Varley Street, Farsley, Bradford [1891]
  • 27 Paradise Street, Farsley, North Bierley [1901]
  • 18 Woodvine Street, Bradford Road, Stanningley, Leeds [1911]

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Yellowley, Rev John MillerRef Y101

Born at Tynemouth. Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1944].

In 1947, he married Elsie Collins at Pontefract

Yeoman, Rev WilliamRef Y81
[1837-1921] Son of Ann (née Hobson) [1813-1838] & Horatio Nelson Yeoman [1813-1868], plumber & glazier.

Born in Otley.

He was Minister at Bethel Chapel, Brighouse [1874].

In 1867, he married Mary Billing [1844-1925] in Leek, Staffordshire.


  1. Amy [b 1876]
  2. Thomas Nelson [b 1877]
  3. Winifred [b 1879]
  4. William Arthur [b 1881]
  5. Mary Margaret [b 1887]

He died in St Asaph Denbighshire [2nd November 1921]

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Yew Cottage, LightcliffeRef Y64
Recorded as
near Cliff Hill and Crow Nest

Misses Wall School was here [1837]

Yew House, Hove EdgeRef Y13
Built in the early 20th century on the land around Hugh House Farm

Yew Mount, Hove EdgeRef Y50
The former barn of Hugh House Farm was built about 1908.

Owners and tenants have included

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Yew Tree, HartsheadRef Y24
Leeds Road. A timber-framed house

Yew Tree House, SouthowramRef Y118
Law Lane. Aka Yew Tree House Farm.

In 1854, it is recorded opposite the site of Withinfields School.

The Farrar family of Southowram wanted the stone from the land on which the house stood and had the house rebuilt further south along Law Lane.

Yew House Quarry later occupied the site of the house [1893].

Owners and tenants have included

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Yew Tree, IllingworthRef Y27
An early name for Maude House, Illingworth

Yew Trees, LightcliffeRef Y16
26-acre part of the Shibden Hall estate.

See Yew Trees, Lightcliffe

Yew Trees, LightcliffeRef Y62
St Giles Road. 16th century timber-framed house cased in stone in the 17th century.

The house was built for the Thorpe family, including John and James Thorpe.

In 1647, Jeremy Thorpe sold the house to Thomas Lister, and it became a part of the Shibden Hall estate.

Owners and tenants have included

A part was rebuilt in 1830.

It is now 2 dwellings.

See Whitley Charity and Thomas Whitley

Yew Trees, OvendenRef Y15
Ovenden Wood. House built by James Murgatroyd and dated IM 1643. A yew tree once stood in the grounds

Yew Trees, SouthowramRef Y4
13 Law Lane.

The Farrar family of Southowram wanted the stone from the land opposite the site of Withinfields School on which Yew Tree House stood and had the house rebuilt here, further south along Law Lane. The new site was previously quarried and had to be filled in before rebuilding could start.

2 houses appear in the records: Yew Tree House and Yew Tree Lodge. These stood behind Mount Pleasant.

Owners and tenants have included

The property was demolished in 2005 and the Miners Way housing development built on the site

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Yew Trees, Sowerby BridgeRef Y57
17th century house

Yewdall, JosephRef Y134
[1866-1938] He was an iron turner [1901] / landlord of the White Horse, Luddendenfoot [1901] / landlord of the White Horse, Triangle [1927-1931]

Yewdall, Rev ZachariahRef Y91
[1751-1830] Born in Eccleshill.

He was brought up as a Quaker, and was keenly interested in religion from an early age.

He converted to Methodism in 1771, and collected money to build a chapel in Eccleshill.

In 1779, he began as travelling preacher. He kept diaries, two of which are in Rylands Methodist Archives.

He was a friend and disciple of John Wesley.

After many postings, his health began to fail, and he was posted supernumerary Methodist minister at Halifax [1820].

On 28th July 1823, he, Rev Joshua Fearnside, Rev John Heap, Rev Jagger, Rev John James, Rev Edward B. Lloyd, Rev Matthew Lumb and Stephen Wilson of Holmfirth, were amongst the passengers travelling by The Fleece coach from Halifax to Sheffield which overturned near Shepley. Rev Sergeant of Scarborough died of his injuries. Edward Smith, the driver of the coach was accused of

wanton behaviour and shameful perversity, on account of the peril to which his furious driving subjected his passengers.

Rev Yewdall received several contusions on the head.

In 1829, he was supernumerary at Woodhouse Grove School.

He died in Halifax [3rd February 1830]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £4,000

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York County Saving BankRef Y37
The bank was established on 13th July 1816.

In 18??, the bank occupied the Hall End building which is now occupied by Lloyds Bank

York Restaurant, HalifaxRef Y77
Recorded in 1905 at York Buildings, Halifax when the proprietor was George Whitley & Son

York stoneRef Y72
Aka Elland stone. Sandstone used widely in the construction of many local buildings, such as Halifax Town Hall and many other buildings in other parts of the country, including Blackpool Tower, the Tower of London, and London Bridge.

See Stone quarrying

York's: W. York & CompanyRef Y96
Ironmongers & cutlers with retail business at 3 Princess Street, Halifax.

Their advertisements [early 1900s] show that they offered a wide range of products

  • Coffee makers (at 15/6d, 21/- & 25/-) 
  • Gas radiators
  • Kitchen ranges
  • Lawn mowers, tents & garden furniture
  • Vacuum cleaners (from 3 guineas to 13 guineas) & brushes

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Yorkshire Ambulance ServiceRef Y125

Yorkshire AnthemRef Y19
See On Ilkley moor baht 'at

Yorkshire Archæological SocietyRef Y69
Established in 1863, originally to study and preserve antiquities in the Huddersfield area.

Special interest groups cover Local history, Family history, Industrial history, Aerial photography, Prehistory, Mediæval, and Roman antiquities.

See Sir George John Armytage, Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge Graveyard, Dr Ely Wilkinson Crossley, Flat Head, Soyland, Hugh Percy Kendall and Wakefield Court Rolls

Yorkshire Artificial Silk Company LimitedRef Y60
In 1932, there was a fraud case at the Old Bailey, London concerning the sale of the company's Brighouse Mills. 3 men – engineer John Alfred Lofthouse of Holly Bank, Brighouse, agent George Wilson Turner of Reigate, and solicitor Laurence Percy Ratcliffe of Shipley - were charged with fraud when they sold for £62,500, the mills which they had bought for £18,000. The prospectus for the sale had claimed that the mills had been valued at £75,227.

The jury found Ratcliffe Not Guilty. Lofthouse and Turner were found Guilty and sentenced to 3 years' penal servitude

Yorkshire AssociationRef Y47
A group formed in 1779 to campaign for economic reform during the American War of Independence

Yorkshire BankRef Y12
Originally the Woodside Penny Savings Bank

Yorkshire Bank LimitedRef Y49
Evolved from the Yorkshire Penny Savings Bank.

Local branches include Yorkshire Bank, Waterhouse Street and Yorkshire Bank, Todmorden.

In 1990, it was acquired by the National Australia Bank Group

Yorkshire Bank, TodmordenRef Y106
Built in 1859. The branch of the Yorkshire Bank stands on the corner of Halifax Road and Rochdale Road

Yorkshire BornRef Y87
An old saying goes

Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bread,
strong i' th' arm and weak i' th' 'ead

Yorkshire Challenge CupRef Y84
Aka T'owd Tin Pot. Rugby trophy.

In 1878, Halifax Rugby Club became the first ever winners of the Cup. They subsequently won it a further 4 times: 1886, 1888, 1893, 1894.

Sowerby Bridge Rugby Union Team won the Yorkshire Cup [22nd April 1899] by beating Alverthorpe after a replay. Both matches were played in Keighley.

Mytholmroyd won the cup [1900]

See Arthur Habergham and James Ellis Knowles

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Yorkshire Coat of ArmsRef Y88
It is said that the Yorkshire Coat of Arms comprises

  • A fly [which will drink with anyone]
  • A flea [which will eat with anyone]
  • A magpie [which will talk with anyone]
  • A flitch of bacon [which is no use until it is hung]

See Yorkshire Coat of Arms

Yorkshire CollegeRef Y46
Educational establishment which became Leeds University

Yorkshire Cordial CompanyRef Y71
Cordial manufacturers recorded in 1905, when they were at Foster Lane / Nutclough.

Established by James Hartley

Yorkshire Cotton Operatives AssociationRef Y83
Recorded in 1917 at Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge when John Bates was secretary

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

The Yorkshire Daily ObserverRef Y80
Recorded in 1905 at 3 Southgate Chambers, Halifax when the manager was Radcliffe Rushworth.

See Henry William Harwood

Yorkshire DayRef Y6
The 1st of August – Lammas – was established as Yorkshire Day by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975, the year after the ridings and the county boundaries were reorganised as a consequence of the Local Government Act [1972].

The 1st August was the anniversary of the Battle of Minden in 1759

Yorkshire DeclarationRef Y21
875 AD declared the continued existence of the 3 Yorkshire Ridings and the City of York

Yorkshire Dialect SocietyRef Y70
See Charles Crossland

Yorkshire Doubling CompanyRef Y34
Cotton-doubling business established by Mitchell Brothers at Thorpe Mill, Triangle around 1912

Yorkshire fat rascalRef Y5

Yorkshire Film ArchiveRef Y97

Yorkshire fittingRef Y36
A soldered coupling for copper pipes

This & associated entries use material contributed by Terry Barcock

Yorkshire fogRef Y3
Aka Velvet grass. A grass – holcus lanatus – which grows on waste ground and poor soil

Yorkshire Forged Banknote GangRef Y146
On 17th May 1828, a gang of 8 people from the Todmorden area, including:

appeared at the York Summer Assizes and were charged with feloniously uttering & disposing of forged bank / promissory notes, etc.

Some of the gang were sentenced to death and then held in prison hulks, others were transported to Australia, and some were acquitted

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Yorkshire ForwardRef Y42
The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Development Agency – known as Yorkshire Forward – was created in April 1999 with the aim of revitalising the region's economy. The organisation combined the work of the Yorkshire & Humberside Development Agency, English Partnerships, Regional Supply Network, the Government Office for Yorkshire & Humber, and the Rural Development Commission.

In 2003, as a part of a regeneration project, they commissioned what turned out to be yet another fatuous design – this time by Professor Will Allsop – for a revamped Piece Hall.

Yorkshire Glory Lodge 93 United Free GardenersRef Y1000
Lightcliffe friendly society [Number 2607] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Yorkshire GraceRef Y89
This is said to be

God bless us all an mek us able
T' eyt all t' stuff 'at's on this table

Yorkshire Heavy Woollen District Transport CompanyRef Y30
Public bus service which serviced the Heavy Woollen District

The Yorkshire HeroRef Y104
A champion pedigree boar.

An advertisement of 1908 announced

The Yorkshire Hero

PEDIGREE BOAR     is kept at
Inchfield Gardens, WALSDEN     and will serve limited number of approved sows     TERMS ON APPLICATION

Yorkshire, High Sheriff ofRef Y25
Those who have held the office include

See Sheriff

Yorkshire Huzzars BandRef Y140
Recorded in the 19th century.

See Albert Foulds

Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers LimitedRef Y56
A consortium of about a dozen dyeing businesses in the Yorkshire area.

The Longbottom family were instrumental in setting up the Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited, a consortium of about a dozen dyeing businesses in the Yorkshire area.

The firm they established in Birstall, J. & J. Longbottom, was one of the founding members in 1899 – see Henry Longbottom.

At the end of the 19th century, they merged with the business of the Pollard family.

The Scarlet cloth was used for miltary uniforms.

See Indigo

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Yorkshire-Lancashire borderRef Y22
Until 1st January 1888, the county border ran through the centre of Todmorden. When the border was changed, Todmorden came within the West Riding of Yorkshire.

At Todmorden, the true county border between Yorkshire and Lancashire is the River Calder from the town centre to Cornholme, where the border then runs up Bedwater Clough. Southwards from the town centre, the border runs under the Town Hall, along Walsden Water, and then turning at Swineshead Clough into the Pennines. The border follows the true river course, not the diverted course which was constructed in the 1830s.

In Well Lane, Todmorden, there is a stone fixed to the wall of the churchyard of Christ Church which reads

Yorkshire & Lancashire parteth here

Todmorden Cricket Club stands astride the border.

See Paul Clough, Todmorden, Pudsey Clough, Todmorden and Todmorden & Lancashire

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Yorkshire LifeRef Y18
A glossy magazine about Yorkshire in general. You may find articles relating to Halifax and Calderdale amongst the interminable photographs of pretentious jolly people in bow ties and evening dress

The Yorkshire Master Cotton Spinners & Doublers Association LimitedRef Y82
Recorded in 1917 at 12 Belvoir Gardens, Skircoat Green Road, Halifax when Albert Hinchliffe was secretary.

This was described as comprising 41 firms engaged in preparing, spinning, doubling and weaving a wide variety of plain, fancy and coloured cotton yarns for the home and export trades

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Yorkshire MixturesRef Y7
Mixed sweets – including pear drops, herbal voice tablets and fruity fish – produced by Dobson's Sweet Factory.

Thomas John Dobson is said to have been inspired to produce his Yorkshire Mixture when he slipped and scattered a tray of boiled sweets on the floor

Yorkshire Motor Car Manufacturing Company LimitedRef Y44
Established at Hipperholme by R. Reynold-Jackson in the late 19th century.

They were at Mytholm Mill, Hipperholme.

See Buckton & Brown

Yorkshire MottoRef Y29

Hear all, see all, say nowt
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
and if tha' ever does owt for nowt,
Allus do it for thissen
An alternative version:

Hear all, see all, say nowt
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
And if 'ere tha' does owt for nowt
Mek shor tha does it for thissen

This & associated entries use material contributed by Terry Barcock

Yorkshire, MPs forRef Y120

Yorkshire Penny BankRef Y8
Established in 1859.

The bank absorbed Edward Akroyd's Woodside Penny Savings Bank.

Edmund Minson Wavell was one of the original guarantors.

By 1892, the bank had 71 branches in the district.

These included

See Halifax Mechanics' Institution Penny Savings Bank, Halifax National School, Halifax Parish Savings Bank and Alfred Ramsden

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Yorkshire Penny Bank: BrighouseRef Y117
The Brighouse branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank superseded the Brighouse & District General & Penny Savings Bank there

Yorkshire Penny Bank: HalifaxRef Y116
The Yorkshire Penny Bank building on Waterhouse Street.

The building was designed by William Belton Perkin [1886].

The branch opened in 1886.

New premises – designed by Chorley, Gribbon & Foggett – were built on the same site in 1935.

This new branch opened on 1st December 1935.

In May 2009, it was one of a number of local Art Deco buildings which were considered for listing

Officers of the Bank have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant

Yorkshire Penny Bank: Sowerby BridgeRef Y115
Tuel Lane (now Tower Hill). A branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank.

Opened in 1???.

Closed in ????.

It became the Calder Bank Pub

Yorkshire Penny Savings BankRef Y9
Evolved from the West Riding of Yorkshire Provident Society & Penny Savings Bank. By 1884, the bank had 955 branches.

It subsequently became the Yorkshire Bank Limited

Yorkshire PetitionRef Y48
Around 1734, Yorkshire had 2 representatives in Parliament. In the election, the results were

  • Sir Miles Stapylton: 7,896
  • Cholmley Turner: 7,879
  • Sir Rowland Winn: 7,699
  • Hon. Mr Wortley: 5,898
Although there was no reason for any suspicion, Sir Rowland Winn raised a petition against the results for Sir Miles Stapylton. The expense and trouble which this caused was very unpopular. When the petition was dropped there was great rejoicing and celebration

Yorkshire PuddingRef Y73
This is a popular savoury food eaten with roast beef, on its own with gravy, or as a dessert with jam

Yorkshire's Queen of SongRef Y45
Popular name for Mrs Susan Sunderland

Yorkshire RegimentRef Y59

Yorkshire Rider Club, HalifaxRef Y113

Yorkshire Ridings SocietyRef Y68
Formed in 1975 with the intent of reinstating the three ridings. The society established Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire RipperRef Y17
The popular name for Peter Sutcliffe who was found guilty of a series of murders of women in and around the district in 1981

Yorkshire Roads Club, EllandRef Y41
Recorded in 1876

Yorkshire roseRef Y28
The white rose of York was adopted as the badge of the House of York during the Wars of the Roses. The rival House of Lancaster chose the red rose

The Yorkshire ShowRef Y40

  • 3rd August 1882
  • - bad weather disrupted the preparations
  • 1906
  • 1908
  • 18/19/20th July 1928: Total attendance 82,477; record attendance on second day of 52,003; it made a profit of over £5,000

See Halifax Agricultural Show

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Yorkshire TailRef Y38
English bell-ropes have a tufted end or tail – known as the sally – to form a comfortable grip. The length of the tail must be adjusted to suit the ringer. It was once a distinctive feature of Yorkshire ropes to provide about 15 inches of additional tufting to make a comfortable tail on the rope, instead of doubling it back and passing it several times through its own strands, as is done in southern parts of the country

This & associated entries use material contributed by Terry Barcock

Yorkshire TradeRef Y103
The cloth trade in 18th century Yorkshire, where individuals would buy or grow the wool for themselves, use this to weave the cloth, dye this and sell it to their customers or at a cloth hall.

See Dual economy

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study GroupRef Y110

Yorkshire WindpowerRef Y63
A joint venture between Powergen Renewables and EPRL. They erected the wind farm at Ovenden Moor

Yorkshire womenRef Y111

Yorkshire Yarn DyersRef Y54
See Smith Bulmer & Company Limited

Youd, RobertRef Y122
[1811-18??] Son of Thomas Youd.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool stapler [1851] / a wool stapler employing 3 men & 2 boys [1861].

He and brother Thomas Watkin were partners in Thomas Youd.

On 2nd December 1841, he married Elizabeth Wainhouse.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax, the daughter of Robert Wainhouse


  1. Mary [b 1847] who married Benjamin Walter Shaw
  2. Edith [b 1848] who married James Hudson Hartley
  3. Eliza [b 1850]
  4. Jane Wright (Youd) [b 1852]

They lived at

  • 8 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 Upper Bond Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 6 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was mother-in-law Mary Wainhouse.

Elizabeth died 23rd August 1866 See John French

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Youd, ThomasRef Y99
[17??-18??] He was a woolstapler in Halifax [1801] / at Cheapside, Halifax [1809, 1822] / at 6 Cheapside, Halifax [1829] / at Cheapside, Halifax [1834] / in Halifax [1841].

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas Watkin
  2. Sarah Eliza [b 1803]
  3. John [b 1808]
  4. Robert
  5. Jane [bapt 1812]

They lived at 20 Akeds Road, Halifax [1837]

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Youd, Thomas WatkinRef Y121
[1801-1872] Son of Thomas Youd.

Born in Halifax; baptised at Halifax Parish Church [1801]

He was a woolstapler [1841, 1873, 1851].

He and brother Robert were partners in Thomas Youd.

In 1830, he married Sarah Anne Hardcastle [1806-1849] in Manchester Cathedral.


  1. Thomas Watkin [b 1831] who was a woolstapler's assistant  [1851]
  2. Martha Ann [1833-1900] who was an English governess in  the household of farmer Frederick Parker, at Muscoates,  Yorkshire [1871], and who married Dr Cecil Alexander Bindley
  3. Sarah [b 1836]
  4. Jane [b 1842]

They lived at

Living with the widowed Thomas Watkin and family [in 1851] was widowed mother-in-law Sarah Hardcastle [aged 75] born in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

Thomas Watkin [aged 69], annuitant, was a boarder with the Chadwick family at Langley House, Brighouse [1871].

Sarah Anne died Q4 1849.

Thomas died in 1872 (aged 70).

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

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Youd's: Thomas YoudRef Y123
Woolstaplers and commission agents at Halifax.

Partners included brothers Thomas Watkin Youd and Robert Youd.

The partnership was dissolved in 1867

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Youell, JosephRef Y95
[1866-1947] Born in Barnsley [16th April 1866].

He was a cotton fustian raiser [1901] / a raiser (fustian) [1911].

On 6th March 1886, he married Susan Carling at Halifax Parish Church.

Susan was born in Cottingham, the daughter of
Robert Carling.

She was a fustian cutter [1901]



  1. Ada Carling [1886-1888]
  2. Maude Phyllis [b 1890] who was a weaver [1911]
  3. Cubert Eric [1892-1939] who was a weaver [1911] and died  in Alemeda
  4. child who died young [before 1911]

They lived at

Living with them [in 1911] was nephew Clifford Adshead Carling.

The whole family emigrated to the USA [1923].

They died in Alemeda, California: son Cubert Eric [1939]; Joseph [27th April 1947]; Susan [6th January 1951]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso & Derrick Habergham

Young ...Ref Y151
The entries for people & families with the surname Young are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Young & BurrellRef Y105
Dentists at 32 North Parade, Halifax [1917]. The partnership started between March 1902 and March 1903.

Partners included Isaac Young and William Wallis Burrell.

As Isaac Young had done before, the partners attended at the premises of Misses Ainley at Sowerby Bridge.

An advertisement for the business in 1917 announced

High Class Artificial Teeth

Complete set (Upper or Lower) ONE GUINEA
Single Tooth 2s6d
Advice Free

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Young & CompanyRef Y79
Packing case and rolling board makers at Hope Packing Case Works, Halifax [1905]

Young's: G. E. Young's Universal Radio & Cycle CompanyRef Y109
Briggate. It was one of a number of business – along with the Grand Clothing Hall and Thomas Joy – in the building which was erected in 18??

Young Men's Mental Improvement Society of StainlandRef Y92
Recorded in 1843, when their 25 members signed a petition for the repeal of the Corn Laws

Young Men's Mutual Improvement SocietyRef Y67
19th century organisation.

See Mutual Improvement Societies and Rev Dr Enoch Mellor

Younger, Captain J. R.Ref Y112
Of Rishworth.

He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845]$2

Younger, Rev RalphRef Y23
[1779-1856] Born in Workington, Cumberland [15th December 1779].

He was Vicar at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head for nearly 50 years  [1822, 1851] / Headmaster at Rishworth Grammar School [1834, 1845] / Poor Law Guardian for Rishworth [1852]. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845]$2

On 17th March 1808, he married Mary Robertson [1783-1856] in Workington.

Mary was born in Workington, Cumberland


  1. John Robertson [1809-1890]
  2. Thomas [1812-1884]
  3. Martha [1814-1881] who married John Pearson  [1815-1845]
  4. Mary [1815-1883]
  5. George [1818] who died in infancy
  6. Charlotte Anne [1822-1889]
  7. Edward Hooper [1824] who died in infancy
  8. Anna Maria [1826-1867]

Mary died 2nd February 1856 (aged 73).

Ralph died 27th November 1856 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 120] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

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Younger, Rev WilliamRef Y43
He was Minister at
Deanhead Methodist Chapel [1822]

Youngman, MarshallRef Y78
Fine art, antique furniture and old china dealer at 7 Crossley Street, Halifax [1905]

The Yourd family of HalifaxRef Y26

Youths' Resolution Lodge, Mount TaborRef Y141
Recorded in 1916, when James Irving Hooson was a member

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Youths' Temperance Society, TodmordenRef Y94
Recorded in 1848, when they had their first annual meeting with a tea meeting at the Wesleyan Association School Room in Todmorden

Yoxon, William HenryRef Y128
Brother of Albert E. Yoxon of Handsworth, Birmingham.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with A Battery 83rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 20th July 1917 (aged 25).

He was buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium [I H 22].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Yull, George Albert RobertRef Y93

In [Q3] 1942, he married (1) Gladys W. Sykes in Halifax.

Gladys was the daughter of
Alfred Edward Sykes and a great-niece of Canon Watkinson


  1. George
  2. Paul
  3. Angela

During World War II, he served with the RACS and won the Croix de Guerre which was given to him by General Charles de Gaulle on the day when Paris was liberated.

After the war, he went to the Gold Coast where he ran a timber business until the country became independent in 1959.

In the Gold Coast, he started several football clubs, and invited footballer, Stanley Matthews, to do some coaching.

They returned to England and lived in Worthing, where Gladys died.

In 19??, he married (2) Vera [19??-199?] on the Isle of Wight.

He moved to live with his son, George, in Guernsey where he died at the age of 92

This & associated entries use material contributed by Bill Wall & George & Jackie Watkinson-Yull

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