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Baby Bounty SchemeRef B1772

Baby BunceRef B1
Miniature train. The engine was in service at Blackpool [1905] and at Halifax Zoo [1909] before coming to Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens.

It was named Baby Bunce in 1922, when Lionne, daughter of James Farnell Bunce, was born.

When Sunny Vale closed, the engine was bought for a fairground in Newcastle and renamed Robin Hood

Babylon House, SkircoatRef B1915
Recorded at Babylon, Halifax [1841]

Bacchus Lodge, HalifaxRef B3309
Masonic Lodge. Established at the Bacchus, Halifax in 1769 – possibly by men involved in coining activities – despite protests from the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge. The Lodge was disbanded in 1783

Bache, WarleyRef B612
Aka Bayche. House recorded in the 15th century. Owners and tenants have included

A Sunday School inaugurated by Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge was held here.

The name may be derived from Batt, possibly an early occupant.

The name was changed to Beech House

Back Brade Farm, RastrickRef B2742
Stands between Lower Edge and Upper Edge, Elland

Back Braid Farm, RastrickRef B276

Back Clough, WadsworthRef B2486
Flows down to join Luddenden Brook

Back Hall, ExleyRef B316
Backhold Lane, Siddal.

Back Hall Royd Farm, SiddalRef B3413
An alternative name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back Lane Parliament, HalifaxRef B668
A group of Trustees who met in Back Lane, Halifax and governed Halifax before the town was incorporated in 1848

See Halifax Borough

Back o' t' Moon Farm, SiddalRef B3384
An early name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back o' th' Church DumplingRef B771
A pupil at Grace Ramsden's Back o' th' Church School, Elland

Back o' th' Moors CharityRef B1091
Aka John Greenwood's Charity

Back ShawRef B362
Area near the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs.

See Cascade, Walshaw Dean

Back Stone Hill, TodmordenRef B969

Background informationRef B113
The Foldout presents a number of terms which might be encountered when studying local and family history

BackhallRef B114
Area of the ancient Southowram township around Back Hall

Backhall, Alice deRef B1183
[12??-1???]
She married
William de Ecclesley.

See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold, ExleyRef B3
The name comes from Backhold Farm, a later name for Back Hall.

The area became a housing estate from the 1930s

Backhold Farm, ExleyRef B419
/ Siddal.

Or Backhold Hall:

Later name for Back Hall, Exley.

See Backhold Lane, Siddal and Backhold Royd Farm, Siddal

Backhold Hall, ExleyRef B394
Backhold Lane, Siddal. See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold Housing Estate, ExleyRef B1484
Stands on land which included Exley Bank Farm and Backhold.

See George Barker

Backhold Royd Farm, SiddalRef B3383
West Lane.

Aka Backhold Farm, Back Hall Royd Farm, and Back o' t' Moon Farm The Foldout lists some owners and occupiers of the property

See West Field, Southowram

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

BackhouseRef B299
This name is found in Backhouse Lane and Backhouse Tunnel, both in the Salterhebble area.

See Bankhouse, Salterhebble

Backhouse, Clifford CharlesRef B3324
[1906-1982] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Gilbert Hughes were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1938, he married Eileen Pinder in Halifax.


Eileen was the granddaughter of Ezra Pinder
 

Children:

  1. Andrew Pinder [b 1944]
  2. Helen [b 1947]

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Backhouse

Backhouse, Fr Donald F.Ref B2342
[1912-19??] Born in Selby, Yorkshire [14th August 1912].


Mother's maiden name: Mitchell
 

He was Priest at St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax [1930s, 1939] / Parish Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse  [1940s/1950s]

He lived at St Bernard's Presbytery, Halifax [1939].

Living with him [in 1939] were Fr Austin P. Henry & Fr Henry McKenna

This & associated entries use material contributed by Patsy Frederiksen

Backhouse, Foster & TravisRef B2315
Stock and share brokers at 18 Crossley Street, Halifax [1874]

Backhouse's Gentlemen's OutfittersRef B3323
Established by George Hughes Backhouse [1899] in the Palatine Chambers block built by Ezra Pinder

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Backhouse

Backhouse, George HughesRef B2263
[1865-1950] Son of James Marshall Backhouse, farmer.

Born in Wistow, near Selby.

He went to live and work in South Africa. He returned to Halifax and opened Backhouse's Gentlemen's Outfitters [1899] within Palatine Chambers, Halifax

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Backhouse, Gilbert HughesRef B3325
[1906-1980] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Clifford Charles were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1936, he married Dorothy Mary Whiteley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Patricia Ann [b 1939]
  2. Catherine Rosemary [b 1944]
  3. David Hughes Walton [b 1945]

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Backhouse

Backhouse, HenryRef B4250
[1843-1906] He was a sculptor [1896] / a Freemason / a member of the St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge.

For the Royal Visit of 25th July 1896, Backhouse put on an exhibition which was lampooned by Joe Turner Spencer in the Halifax Comet.

He lived at Clipster Hall, Siddal.

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Backhouse, Henry JohnRef B1916
[1847-1880] Son of Frederick Backhouse, plumber.

Born in Wakefield.

He was a plumber (lodging at 21 Bull Close Lane, Halifax) [1871] / a plumber [1872, 1872].

In [Q2] 1872, he married Sarah Jane Lainton at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Jane was the daughter of
Samuel Lainton
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1873]
  2. Frederick [b 1876]
  3. Susannah [b 1878]

Henry John died 6th March 1880 (aged 33), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3147] with Sarah Jane's parents.

In 1881, Sarah Jane & the children were living with her parents at 13 Bedford Terrace, Halifax

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Bacon, BenjaminRef B6460
[16??-17??]
Curate at
Sowerby Bridge [1699]

Bacon, GeorgeRef B2979
[1???-18??]
Methodist preacher at Sowerby Bridge [1833]

Bacup Cotton Mill & Mining Company LimitedRef B2566
Weavers at Gauxholme.

In 1881, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were on strike over rates of pay

Baddeley, Edward LawrenceRef B852
[1870-1915] Son of Dr William Bratton Baddeley

Born in Whalley, Lancashire.

He was an articled clerk [1891] / a solicitor [1911] / secretary for W. T. Glover & Company, cable makers / a member of Southport Yachting Club

In 1881, he and his brother William Baddeley were living with their stepfather George Edward Emmet

In 1891, he was staying with his father-in-law Dr John Oakley.

In 1901, he was a boarder in Southport.

In 1911, he married Mary Elizabeth Oakley [1873-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Dr John Oakley
 

They lived at

  • Brook Cottage, Coombs, Chapel-en-le-Frith

His military career began when he joined the Volunteers in Halifax and was promoted to Sergeant.

He joined the Southport Volunteers [around 1897].

During the South African Wars, he was engaged on military duty at Chester Castle.

During World War I, he served with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and attained the rank of Major.

He was mortally wounded in the Dardanelles.

He died 6th June 1915 (aged 45).

The Halifax Courier [19th June 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref A 10]

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Baddeley, William BrattonRef B849
[1841-1872] Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a general practitioner [1871].

In 1869, he married Mary Ann Brewer [1850-1???] in Clitheroe.


Mary Ann was born in Whalley, Lancashire, the daughter of Edward Brewer, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Edward Lawrence [b 1870]
  2. William [b 1872]

They lived at Clitheroe Road, Clitheroe, Whalley, Lancashire [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Charles E Martin [aged 30] (assistant, a student from Dublin).

William died in Clitheroe [Q3 1872] (aged 31).

After his death, his widow married George Edward Emmet in Huddersfield [1877]

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Baden-Powell, Sir RobertRef B900
[1857-1941] Founder of the scouting movement. On 9th July 1921, he inspected Halifax boy scouts and girl guides

Badger Hill Cricket ClubRef B1633
Formed in 1988. It was formerly the New Road Cricket Club

Badger Hill Reservoir, RastrickRef B1855
Brighouse Corporation reservoir opened in December 1957 to address the problems of low pressure in existing supplies. The reservoir is now filled in

Badger Lane, Hebden BridgeRef B939
There are remains of circular earthworks, 26 ft in diameter, here

Badrick, VeraRef B3179
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1989-1990]

Bage, Rev AlbertRef B1126
[1867-1944] FRSL.

He was a Primitive Methodist minister at Shipley before becoming Minister at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax [1903, 1905].

He lived at 30 Milton Place, Halifax [1905].

He left and was at Congregational Church, Romsey [1909] & St Nicholas's Church, Ipswich [1916]

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Bagnall, MrRef B2411
[18??-19??]
Architect. Partner in
Scott & Bagnall

Bagnall, Walter HenryRef B1705
[1898-1915]
He lived at 28 South Darley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the battleship HMS Venerable.

He died at Chatham Naval Hospital [13th February 1915] (aged 17).

He was buried at Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent [Grave Ref: 20 1032].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI), in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Bagnold, CharlotteRef B384
[1798-1860] Daughter of William Bagnold.

Baptised on 10th August 1798.

In 1841, she succeeded her mother, Tabitha, as Halifax postmistress. The Bradford Observer [2nd December 1841] reported that

The appointment of Mrs Akers to the office of postmistress of [Halifax] in the room of her mother, Mrs Bagnold, who has resigned, has rather taken the inhabitants by surprise; and we think it is a general opinion that the interests of this large and extensive department ought to have been confided to some gentleman of active and business-like habits

She was Halifax postmistress [1845, 1850].

She married Robert Akers.

Their son, William, also worked for the Post Office.

She was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

She died at her home, Barum House, Halifax [3rd October 1860].

She was buried at St James's Church, Halifax.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £3,000. Her will was proved by her sons-in-law William Moore and John Stores Smith

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Bagnold, HarrietRef B381
[1788-1812] Daughter of William Bagnold. She succeeded her father as Halifax postmistress in 1810. When she died, her mother, Tabitha, took her place. She was a close friend of Anne Lister

She was buried in Halifax Parish Church

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Bagnold, WilliamRef B383
[1747-1810] He was nephew of Mary Wainman.

In 1780, he married Tabitha Dewhirst.

Children:

  1. Caroline Frances who died in childhood
  2. Maria who died in childhood
  3. Harriet
  4. Charlotte
  5. William [1800-1818]
  6. Ann [1804-1818]
  7. John [b 1811-1840]

He became Halifax postmaster [1770s].

He retired in June 1810, and he was succeeded by his daughter Harriet.

He died on 17th October 1810,

after a lingering illness, sincerely and universally respected

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Bagot, Rev GeorgeRef B1289
[1823-1883] Born in Kildoon, Kildare, Ireland.

First Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1869, 1881].

Child: Edith [1851-1891] who married [1884] Henry Atkins(on) Carter from Worcester, in Lewisham

They lived at

  • Iver, Buckinghamshire [1851]
  • West Field, Richmond, Yorkshire [1861]
  • Lidgate, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]
  • Lightcliffe Vicarage [1881]

In 1851, his unmarried sister, Emelia Anne [b 1820] was living with them

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Bagott, Rev ElijahRef B1232
[1832-1899] Or Baggott.

Born in Darlaston, Staffordshire.

He was minister of St Bees.

In 1861, he and his unmarried sister, Rachel, were living with their widowed mother, Hannah, at Tattenhall Road, Wolverhampton. He was then listed as Minister at St Thomas Halifax.

First Vicar at St Thomas's Church, New Bank [1859-1899]. He stayed there for the rest of his life.

He was joint-secretary of the Halifax Church Institute [1865]

In 1863, he married Mary Yates Brevitt [1832-1899], also from Darlaston, in Walsall.

Children:

  1. Archibald Thomas [b 1864]
  2. Reginald Musgrave [b 1865]
  3. Sarah Brevitt [b 1868]
  4. Percy Granville [b 1869]
  5. Bertram Montague [b 1877]

They lived at

  • The Vicarage, St Thomas Street, Northowram [1871]
  • The Vicarage, Horley Green Road, Claremount [1881]
  • The Parsonage, Leather Street, Northowram [1891]

Elijah died in the second quarter of 1899, and Mary died in the following quarter

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Bagott, Rev GeorgeRef B1729
[18??-18??]
He lived at Carlton Street, Halifax. Curate at
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Halifax [1865]

Baht meat weekRef B652
An event staged at Luddenden by Granada Television's World In Action programme in August 1975. The intention was to show that people can manage without meat. Most of the village's residents took part in the experiment in which – after a Last Supper of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding at Kershaw House – Luddenden was declared a meat-free zone for a week. A local butcher labelled his van Gastronomic Survival Squad. After the experiment, the village returned to normal with no converts to vegetarianism.

See Baht

Baildon, BenjaminRef B815
[1817-1887] Son of John Baildon.

He was a book binder [1851, 1861]

Benjamin died 9th June 1887 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2115] with his father

Baildon, Charles IllingworthRef B1905
[1834-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted overlooker [1871].

In [Q2] 1862, he married Sarah Lacy [1830-1905] in Halifax.


Sarah (née Oates), born in Spofforth, was the widow of
Henry Lacy.

She had a son by her first marriage Harry Lacy [b 1860]

 

Children:

  1. Clara [1863-1880]
  2. a stillborn child [buried 6th December 1864]  
  3. Lily [b 1867] who was a dressmaker [1891], a wire dresser  [1881]
  4. Annie [b 1870] who was a draper's assistant [1891, 1901]
  5. Thomas / Tom [1870-1907] who was a mechanic's  apprentice [1891], a general labourer [1901]
  6. David [b 1875] who was a mechanic's apprentice [1891], a  mechanic's turner [1901]

They lived at

  • 5 Bottom of Shaw Hill, Halifax [1871]
  • 17 Melville Place, Halifax [1861]
  • 10 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 27 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1871] was Harry Lacy [b 1860] (part-timer mill hand).

Sarah died 23rd November 1905 (aged 75).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3646] with her first husband

Baildon, DavidRef B1496
[1797-1881] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a card stamper damasks [1851] / a card stamper for loom [1861] / a card cutter for weaving [1871] / a music teacher.

He married Hannah [1808-1880].


Hannah was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1830] who was a worsted weaver [1851, 1861]
  2. Charles [b 1833] who was a card stamper damask [1851], a  card stamper for looms [1861]
  3. William [b 1839]
  4. Charlotte [b 1834] who was a card lacer damask [1851]
  5. Priscilla [1845-1921] who was a card stamper for looms  [1861] and married Elias Woodhead
  6. Dorothy [b 1848]
  7. Sarah Ann [1850-1919] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • Moor Side, Ovenden [1841]
  • Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • 9 Prospect Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 5 Bath Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Priscilla and her husband Elias Woodhead.

Hannah died 12th January 1880 (aged 72).

David died 20th March 1881 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1820]

Baildon, GeorgeRef B3081
[1806-1856] Born in Halifax

He was printer / a bookbinder [1821]

On 19th November 1821, he married Ruth Hebblethwaite [1801-18??] from Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1821]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  3. William [b 1831] who was a printer
  4. Mary [b 1836] who was a book sticker/stitcher/sewer
  5. George

They lived at

  • Old Bank P B, Southowram [1841]
  • Shroggs, Ovenden [1851]
  • Fork Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • Brackenbed Lane, Ovenden [1871]

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Baildon, GeorgeRef B2259
[1840-1911] Son of George Baildon.

He was a master bookbinder [1821] / a master bookbinder employing 1 man and 1 female [1871] / a printer & master bookbinder employing 6 boys & 1 female [1881] / a printer & bookbinder [1891] / partner in George Baildon & Son / a commercial printer manager [1901] / printer with The Argyle Press Limited [1905] / managing director The Argyle Press Limited [1911].

In 1875, he married Susannah Foulds [1843-1909] in Halifax.


Susannah came from Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1878-1941] who was a book sewer & folder at  printing works [1901] and never married
  2. Florence M. [b 1878] who was a fancy draper [1911]
  3. Annie Foster [b 1880] who was a bookkeeper at the  printing works [1901] and cashier at an ironmongers [1911]
  4. Emilyetta [b 1882] who was a machinist at the printing  works [1901] and a machinist (under clothing) [1911]
  5. Amy Hebblethwaite [b 1886] an elementary school teacher  [1911]

They lived at

  • 50 St Augustine Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Franklin Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 Kingsley Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1905]
  • 305 Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1911, 1941]

In 1881, George's sister, Mary, was living with the family.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [Grave Ref: 3 I 24]

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Baildon's: George Baildon & SonRef B2316
They were letterpress printers at John Street, Halifax / Long Back Side, Halifax [1863], printers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874].

See George Baildon

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Baildon, Hugh deRef B1123
[11??-12??] (Probably) son of Richard son of Essolf de Tong.

He witnessed a charter (undated, but probably 1195-1199)  of Alice daughter of Serlo de Poule.

Early researchers conclude that the land which Hugh held in Baildon was part of the land which his father inherited on the death of his uncle John

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Baildon, JohnRef B75
[1791-1866] Son of Luke Baildon.

Born in Norland.

He was in business [from before 1822] / a bookseller, printer and publisher at Bull Green, Halifax / a bookseller [1851] / a stationer employing 1 man [1861].

In 1813, he married (1) Henrietta Townsend at Halifax Parish Church.


Henrietta came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1818]

In 1837, he married (2) Charity Holtby [1806-1861] in Halifax.


Charity came from Ganton, Yorkshire, the daughter of Mathias Holtby.

She was a shop keeper [1860]

 

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1839]
  2. Alice [b 1840]
  3. Ellen [b 1848]

They lived at

  • 19 Bull Green [1837]
  • Bull Green, Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Bull Green [1845]
  • 99 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]
  • 6 Bull Green, Halifax [1861]

Charity died 3rd February 1861 (aged 55).

John died 16th March 1866 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2115]

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Baildon, John FrederickRef B958
[1851-1927]

He married Emmalina Lupton.


Emmalina was the daughter of
George Lupton
 

Emmalina died 16th March 1913.

John Frederick died 13th August 1927 (aged 76).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2687] with Emmalina's parents

Baildon, JosephRef B1463
[1750-1818]
Of Norland.

He married Elizabeth [1753-1794].

Elizabeth died 18th August 1794 (aged 41).

Joseph died 30th January 1818 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: C9] with James Whiteley [1796-28th May 1858]

Baildon, LukeRef B3182
[17??-1???] Painter.

He married Unknown.

Child: John

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Bailes, Arthur ThomasRef B308
[1874-1955] (Possibly) son of Eleanor & Benjamin S. Bailes, carver & gilder in Sunderland.

Born in Stockton, Durham [2nd November 1874].

He was a retail chemist [1911] / a pharmacist (employer) at 252 Leeds Road, Bradford [1921] / a pharmacist [1939].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Elizabeth May Cobb in Halifax.


Elizabeth May was the daughter of
George Myhill Cobb
 

Children:

  1. Gwendolen [b 1909]
  2. George Lionel [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 36 West Parade, Halifax (living with Elizabeth's parents)   [1911]
  • 19 Ellercroft Road, Bradford [1921]
  • 11 Grenfell Terrace, Bradford [1939]

Arthur died Q2 1955 (aged 80).

Elizabeth died Q2 1962 (aged 81).

They both died in Bradford

Bailey ...Ref B259
The entries for people & families with the surname Bailey are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bailey's: Albert Bailey & SonsRef B2115
Family grocer and provision merchants established by Albert Bailey.

They had 2 shops in Westgate, Elland and in the building at the corner of Elizabeth Street / Southgate which was formerly the home of Albert S. Luty.

The business was sold to Mr and Mrs Lister.

The business closed when the Westgate premises were demolished in 1969

Bailey's: Albert Bailey & Sons LimitedRef B2133
Worsted spinners established in 1910 by Albert Bailey at Riverside Mill, Elland.

Business closed in 1975 when the Elland Bypass was to be built.

See Eliza Jane Lumb

Bailey & SonsRef B2058
Mineral water manufacturers at Tower Works, Norwood Green [1905]

Bailey Hall Bridge, HalifaxRef B702
A bridge over the Hebble at Bailey Hall.

In 1710, there was a petition concerning the parlous state of the bridge

Bailey Hall Conservative ClubRef B2625
Recorded in 1891 at 13 Bailey Hall Bank

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Bailey Hall, HalifaxRef B4
Area of Halifax between Caddy Field and Halifax Parish Church.

The name is probably a corruption of Bailiff's Hall and may have been the site of the house of the water bailiff along the banks of the Hebble.

Berry Lane leads from here to Halifax Parish Church

See Bailey Hall Bridge, Halifax, J. & J. Baldwin's and Bayley Hall, Halifax

Bailey, Isherwood & CompanyRef B2233
Woolstaplers and cotton merchants at 5 Deal Street, Halifax [1905]

Bailey's: William Bailey LimitedRef B2056
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Bailiff Bridge ...Ref B41
Entries beginning Bailiff Bridge ... and The Bailiff Bridge ... are gathered together in a separate Sidetrack.

Baillie, Rev Johan LauncelotRef B763
[19??-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1947] and Curate at Illingworth [1949]. In 1952, he left to serve at Hightown, at Milborne St Andrew with Dewlish, at Lima, Peru, in the diocese of Chile [1970-1974] and at Felkirk with Brierley

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Bain, JimRef B3306
[1???-19??]
Member of
King Cross Cricket Club [1930s]. In 1940, he scored 665 runs at an average of 72.77

Bain, RodericRef B1781
[1920-1980] Son of Dr William Bain.

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales [7th August 1920].

He married Margaret L..

They lived at

Roderic died 26th October 1980

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Bain, Dr RoderickRef B1331
[19??-] Of Stainland. First President of the Greater Elland Historical Society

Bain, Dr WilliamRef B1776
[1882-1937] MB, ChB.

Son of William Bain of 6 Belmont Place, Aberdeen.

Born in Aberdeen.

He qualified at Aberdeen [1908].

During World War I, he was living at 58 Lower Market Street, Penrhyn, when he enlisted [May 1915]. he served as a Private with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He was discharged [7th September 1917] having been appointed a Temporary Lieutenant with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He practised as a GP in Todmorden & Sowerby before taking over the practice of Dr George William Robinson in Elland [1925].

He was at 38 Green Lane, Elland [1927].

On 12th February 1917, he married Ethel Watts in Thorne, Doncaster.


Ethel was born 25th October 1889
 

Children:

  1. Roderic
  2. Ailsa H. [b Todmorden 18th August 1923] who married  [Calder 1947] John L Crowther
  3. Dougal [b Halifax 1928] who married [Leeds 1952] Iris  Russell

They lived at

  • Vale Manse, Sowerby [1922-1925]
  • 51 Jepson Lane, Elland [1926-1935]
  • Bon Accord, Westgate, Elland [1937]
  • 3 Melrose Terrace, Elland [1939]

William died 12th November 1937 (aged 55) 

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Bainbridge, John CliffordRef B240
[1886-1916] Son of Mary I. & William Bainbridge of Park Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he enlisted in Northallerton, and he served as a Company Sergeant Major with Y Company 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the Somme [17th September 1916] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Bainbridge, WilliamRef B8600
[1829-18??] Son of Isaac Bainbridge, nail maker.

Born in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.

He was a coachman at Knaresborough [1857] / a groom [1858] / a coachman [1859] / a coachman at Harrogate [1861] / a coachman and domestic servant at Northowram [1871].

On 23rd November 1857, he married Elizabeth Hill [1838-1876] in the Ripon Cathedral.


Elizabeth was born in Swinton [2nd September 1838], the daughter of Mary (née Hapby/Haxby) & John Hill, a butler. At the time of her marriage, Elizabeth was a servant and she lived at Sawley
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1858] who was a winder at worsted  manufactory [1871]
  2. John [b 1859] who was a bobbin setter at worsted  manufactory [1871]
  3. Martha [b 1864]

They lived at

There is no record of William after 1871.

On 27th August 1875, shipping records show Elizabeth and the children – all sailing under the name Prest – departing from London with a Christopher Prest [age 36] aboard the Toowoomba. They arrived in Rockhampton, Queensland on 22nd December 1875.

Elizabeth died on 7th July 1876 (6 months and 16 days after arriving in Australia). At some time, Jane and John reverted to the name Bainbridge but Martha remained a Prest

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Baines ...Ref B23
The entries for people & families with the surname Baines are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Baines & MarshallRef B2295
Brush manufacturers at West Parade Brush Works, Halifax [1905]

Baines Clock & Cabinet MakersRef B789
Established by Mr Baines.

They made long-cased (grandfather's) clock.

Later, they moved into cabinet-making

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Baines, Dewhirst & CompanyRef B2353
Worsted spinners at Rastrick [1874]

Baines HattersRef B3432
Halifax hatters.

Several members of the Baines family have been linked to the business, including John Baines, Samuel Baines and William Baines

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Baines Square, BrighouseRef B874
The site of 3 mills – Victoria Mills, Prince Albert Mill, and Canal Mill – owned by Samuel and John Baines. Rev Benjamin Firth built a mill here. Samuel bought the land from James and Henry Noble in 1849.

Baines Row was a part of the site and Baines built Britannia Mill there

Baines, Whiteley & RushworthRef B2032
Stone quarrier at Marsh Quarry, Southowram [1896] Partners included Mr Baines, Mr Whiteley, and Mr Rushworth

Bains, ElnathanRef B1124
[16??-16??]
Curate at
Sowerby Bridge [1663]

Baird, Dr W. J.Ref B1818
[18??-19??]
Physician and surgeon at Sowerby Bridge [1905].

He was one of the medical men who attended those injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster

Bairns' FundRef B1022
Organised by the Halifax Courier & Guardian. Recorded in 1930

Bairstow ...Ref B33
The entries for people & families with the surname Bairstow are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

BairstowRef B9
An old name for the eastern – Shibden – side of Beacon Hill.

The name probably means bare place.

Early members of the Bairstow family are recorded here.

In her journal [11th August 1820], Anne Lister distinguishes Bairstow from Beacon Hill.

See Lower Bairstow, Sowerby Bridge and Bairstow

Bairstow & FieldingRef B2220
Wholesale clothiers at 3 Carlton Place, Halifax [1905]

Bairstow's Brass Workers, HalifaxRef B404

Recorded in 1911, when Vincent Kelly was employed as a brass cutter


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the Company? The name of the Company? Where they were located? Who founded the business?

 

Bairstow BrothersRef B2106
Worsted spinners at the former Mixenden Corn Mill between 1845 and 1898. They became a spindle-making company established at Albany Spindle Works, Pellon by Fred and Frank Bairstow

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Bairstow BrothersRef B3494
Pawn brokers at Woolshops, Halifax [1850]

Partners included brothers William Bairstow and (probably) James

Bairstow Brothers (1985) LimitedRef B3193
When Willis & Bates Limited ceased trading in 1997, and the business was taken over by Bairstow Brothers (1985) Limited.

They continued to produce the Vapalux and other products for which Willis & Bates Limited were known.

In 2010, the rights to manufacture these products were sold to a Korean company and production was moved overseas

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Bairstow Brothers & CompanyRef B3517
Machine makers at Forest Mills, Ovenden [1864].

Partners included Thomas Bairstow, John Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield.

The partnership was dissolved [17th September 1864] as to John Bairstow. The business was carried on by Thomas Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield

Bairstow Common, HalifaxRef B1060
Land at Bairstow owned by the Bairstow family around 1400

Bairstow's: J. & J. BairstowRef B1611
Recorded in 1844, when they occupied the water corn mill at Hangingroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge.

They were (possibly) also at Inchfield Mill, Walsden at the same time

Bairstow's: Joseph & Israel BairstowRef B2616
Coach proprietors at Halifax.

Partners included Joseph Bairstow and Israel Bairstow.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1839

Bairstow's: Paul Bairstow's CharityRef B913
In 1711, Rev Paul Bairstow left a farm and land at Meopham in Kent to a group of trustees – including John Tillotson – such that they might sell the property and buy an estate in or near Halifax.

Out of the income from this estate, the trustees were

  • To provide a school at Sowerby
  • To pay 20/- per annum to a Minister for preaching a sermon on the Feast of St Michael, the Archangel
  • To keep the grave of Bairstow's father – in Sowerby churchyard – in good repair
  • To distribute the remainder to poor persons in Sowerby who were not in receipt of alms

Bairstow, WarleyRef B1483
An area of Warley around Bairstow Lane

Baistow, AbrahamRef B3224
[1799-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a dyer [1861] / a Wesleyan Reform Preacher [1861].

He married Alice [1800-1???].

They lived at 7 Mill Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

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Bait Ings Mill Spinning & Manufacturing CompanyRef B2090

BaitingsRef B572
Hamlet in Soyland.

In 1316, William and John of Wolrumwall [Wormald] were fined 6d for allowing beasts to escape on to land at Baytings.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

See Baiting and Blackstone Edge Roman Road

Baitings BridgeRef B586
A stone bridge is mentioned in 1787.

It was submerged when Baitings Reservoir was constructed in 1956. It can be seen when the waters subside in times of drought.

A modern bridge was constructed nearby

Baitings Farm, RippondenRef B728
Blue Ball Road.

House dated RPP 1682.

The name Baitings suggests that this was a resting place for stage coach and packhorse travellers on the route over Blackstone Edge between Lancashire & Yorkshire.

Owners and tenants have included

Now 2 private dwellings

Baitings Reservoir, RippondenRef B1860
This was one of 3 reservoirs – Baitings, Ryburn, and Booth Wood – built for Wakefield & District Water Works.

See Baitings Bridge and Charles Albert Mitchell

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Bake, CharlesRef B859
[1832-1884] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a plasterer [1871].

In [Q3] 1853, he married Ellen Wolfenden [1827-1896] in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of
Thomas Wolfenden.

She was a worsted power loom weaver [1851] / a dress maker [1871]

 

The family lived at 8 Albion Square, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Ellen's widowed mother Susannah.

Charles died 4th April 1884 (aged 52).

Ellen died 2nd February 1896 (aged 69).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3054] with Ellen's parents

Bake, EdmundRef B277
[1924-1944] He was educated at Luddendenfoot Council School / employed by C. & J. Smithson Limited at Craven Edge Mills, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1943, he married Hx.

They lived at 49 Horne Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 640th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 31st March 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 10 D 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bakehouse, HalifaxRef B574
A house in the Corn Market. In 1760, this was occupied by James Loggin

Baker ...Ref B310
The entries for people & families with the surname Baker are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Baker's: William Baker & SonRef B2139
Bakery established by William Baker. Proprietors of Bankfield Bakery, Halifax [1905]

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Bakes, John MiddlebrookRef B1813
[1773-1858] Born in Bradford.

He was an innkeeper at Idle [1841] / a cordial manufacturer [1851].

He married Mary [1798-1876].


Mary was born in Birstall.

She was a school mistress [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1813-1884] who married William Rhodes Hall Gill
  2. William

They lived at 3 Salterhebble, Halifax [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Joshua Frederick.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3653] with grandson Joshua Frederick

Bakes, Joshua Frederick OatesRef B1823
[1839-1904] Son of William Holdsworth Bakes.

Born in Yeadon.

He was an assurance agent [1861] / assistant superintendent (Prudential Assurance) [1881] / an insurance agent [1891, 1901].

In [Q1] 1858, he married Sarah Taylor [1835-1881] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1858] who was an assistant school  teacher [1881] & married Thomas Bottomley
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1863]
  3. Annie Louisa [1864-23rd September 1870]

Sarah died 4th October 1881 (aged 46).

In [Q4] 1888, Joshua married (2) Sarah Ann Camp [1860-1???] in Halifax


Sarah was born in Rochdale
 

They lived at

  • 34 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 46 Vickerman Street, Halifax [1901]

Joshua died 9th August 1904 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3653]

Bakes, William HoldsworthRef B1965
[1818-1862] Son of John Middlebrook Bakes.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a publican & commercial traveller (ale & porter) [1851].

Around 1841, he married Elizabeth [1813-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Salterhebble
 

Children:

  1. Joshua Frederick
  2. Mary Matilda [1840-1885] who married Charles Brown

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1841]

They lived at 1 Salterhebble [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger Thomas Whiteley [b 1828] (railway labourer).

William died 28th December 1862 (aged 44)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3653] with other members of the family

Bakewell, Rev PercyRef B1616
[1837-1868] BA.

Born in Hampstead, London [21st January 1837].

He trained at Manchester New College and served at Warwick [1861-1862] before becoming Minister at Northgate End Chapel [1865-1868].

In 1867, he married Sophia Stansfeld in Halifax.


Sophia was the daughter of Judge James Stansfeld
 

They lived at Hampden Place, Halifax

He resigned in 1868.

He died at Church Stretton, Shropshire. [17th June 1868] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500.

Letters of Administration were granted to his widow Sophia of St Helier, Jersey.

Sophia married (2) Alfred Moffatt

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Balaam, ArthurRef B357
[1891-1968] Son of Harry Balaam.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [1st June 1891].

He was an apprentice printing machine fitter [1911].

In [Q2] 1915, he married Gladys Sykes [1892-1982] in Halifax.


Gladys [born 6th October 1892] was a picture house cleaner [1939]
 

Children:

  1. Vera [1919-1971] who was a cotton beamer [1939]
  2. Harry [1933-2006]

They lived at

  • 17 Calder Avenue [1917]
  • 4 Maple Street, Halifax [1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915] he served as a Private with the Yorkshire Regiment, then with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

The Halifax Courier [Saturday 29th September 1917] reported


A Pye Nest Soldier Pte Arthur Balaam M.G.C. has been wounded and is now in the 1st Western Hospital, Fazackerley, Liverpool
 

He was wounded, and drafted back to France [April 1918].

The Halifax Courier [Saturday 15th June 1918] reported


Pte ARTHUR BALAAM of 17 Calder Avenue Pye Nest is a prisoner of war in Germany and unwounded
 

He was discharged [22nd April 1919].

He survived the War, and is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.


An Arthur Balaam is remembered on the Arras Memorial as a Private with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment; on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the Hertfordshire Regiment; and on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
 

He died in Halifax in 1968

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Balaam, BenjaminRef B1921
[1814-1898] Born in Bury St Edmunds / Thetford, Suffolk.

He was a cab proprietor [1871, 1881].

In [Q3] 1867, he married Hannah in Halifax.


Hannah (née Hirst) was the widow of
James Crossland
 

They lived at

  • 30 Wadsworth Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 31 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was Annie Atkinson [b Lancashire 1850] (school mistress).

Hannah died 22nd October 1894 (aged 67), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2216] with her first husband.

Benjamin died in Halifax [Q4 1898] (aged 85) 

Balaam, HarryRef B1547
[1860-1911] Born in Honington, Suffolk.

He was a commercial traveller.

On 15th August 1887, he married Frances Annie Lambert [1860-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances Annie was born in Halifax
 

Child: Arthur

They lived at 27 Hill Crest, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

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Balaam, WilliamRef B4003
[18??-18??] Of Halifax,

He was a cab driver [1855].

He married Elizabeth.

Child: Emma who was baptised [10th April 1855] at St James's Church, Halifax

Baldam, JamesRef B1115
[1869-1929] Son of John Baldam.

Born in Langfield.

In 1881, he & his parents are recorded as James B. Lord, John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord.

He was a reacher-in in cotton mill [1881] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1897-1915].

In [Q4] 1893, he married Clara Barker [1872-1947] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Tom [1894-1938]
  2. Hannah [1898-1920]

He retired to Blackpool

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Baldam, JohnRef B1112
[1840-1905] Son of Thomas Baldam.

Born in Toad Carr, Todmorden.

He was a clogger [1871] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1875-1892].

On 27th July 1861, he married Betty Hartley [1839-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse  [1881]
  2. Mary Jane [1865-19??] who was a dress maker [1881] and  married Alfred Dawson
  3. Tom [1867-1887] who was a warehouse boy
  4. James
  5. Edward [1872-1901]
  6. Fanny [1876-1877]

In 1881, John & Betty are recorded as John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord, and the also the children.

In 1892, John retired to Blackpool.

He died in Blackpool [5th February 1905].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,381 3/7d.

Probate was granted to his children James; Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse [1881]; Mary Jane Dawson.

All the family – apart from Mary Jane – were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

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Baldam, ThomasRef B1106
[1818-1875] Born in Lincolnshire.

He was landlord of the Wellington Inn, Todmorden [1870-1875].

On 24th April 1840, he married Betty Lord [1819-1891] at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall.

Child: John

Thomas died 12th February 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

His will was proved by his widow Betty & son John.

Thomas & Betty were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Thomas [13th February 1875]; Betty [29th August 1891]

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Baldrey, Robert GlentonRef B3038
[1790-1848] Woolstapler in Halifax. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845].

He never married.

He lived at The Square, Halifax [1841].

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

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Baldwin ...Ref B1149
The entries for people & families with the surname Baldwin are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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Baldwin & BrookeRef B2944
Manufacturers of mathematical and optical equipment at Holly Bank, Clifton [1920].

Partners included Albert Baldwin and Thomas Brooke

Baldwin & ParkerRef B2132
Solicitors of Halifax with partners John Baldwin and Robert Parker

Baldwin & StantonRef B2390
Engineers at Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge. Partners included 3 Baldwin brothers and Mr Stanton. They were contracted to install equipment for Tilghman Wheelabrator Limited

Baldwin & Walker LimitedRef B2046
Makers of Ladyship knitting wools at their Ladyship Mills and West Croft Mills, King Cross, Halifax [1836-1974].

Partners included Henry Baldwin and Henry Walker.

In 1851, they employed 320 hands.

See Baldwin & Walker Limited Roll of Honour and Buck & Kershaw

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Baldwin, Armitage & CompanyRef B2066
Silk spinners established in 1882 by John Baldwin and J. W. Armitage at Ganny Mills, Brighouse.

In 1892, the partnership was dissolved and Armitage established J. W. Armitage & Sons

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Baldwin's: J. & J. Baldwin & Partners LimitedRef B2113
Worsted and woollen-spinning company founded by James Baldwin and John Baldwin in Malt Shovel Yard, Northgate, Halifax in 1785.

In 1811 and 1816, they are listed as stocking worsted and woollen yarn manufacturers at Northgate, Halifax. In 1816, they were still at Northgate.

By 1822, they had a mill at Bailey Hall which they sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847. In 1830, they were at 2 South Parade, Halifax.

They continued production at their mills at Clark Bridge.

On 27th December 1908, there was an incident in which a train jumped the rails just outside Halifax Railway Station, blocking Beacon Hill Tunnel and dislodging masonry which fell into the yard of J. & J. Baldwin Limited.

In 1915, the company bought back the Bailey Hall mill which they had sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847.

After World War I, the company amalgamated with John Paton Son & Company to become Paton & Baldwin Limited.

See Bee Hive Wools, Foster & Clay, Charles Haigh, William Teal and Woolcraft

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Baldwin's: J. Baldwin & Sons LimitedRef B2408
Silk spinners at Ganny Mill, Brighouse [1922]

Baldwinson, GeorgeRef B1970
[1821-1???] Born in Harewood, Yorkshire.

He was a tailor [1861, 1871].

He married Bessy [1822-1868].


Bessy / Betsy was born in Knaresborough
 

Child: William Henry

They lived at 11 Queen Street, Halifax [1861, 1871].

Betsy died in Halifax [Q3 1868] (aged 46) 

Baldwinson, William HenryRef B1971
[1856-19??] Son of George Baldwinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a plasterer [1881, 1891] / a builder's plasterer [1901] / a plasterer [1911].

In [Q1] 1876, he married Harriet Longbottom [1849-19??] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. George [1876] who died aged 3 weeks & was buried at  Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2657]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1878] who was a cotton mill hand [1891]  & married [Halifax Q2 1899] Herbert Townend
  3. Bessy [b 1881] who was a part-timer cotton mill hand  [1891]
  4. John Henry [b 1882] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  5. Harriet [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  worsted twister [1911]
  6. Edith Ellen [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 11 Queen Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 4 St Anne's Square, Warley [1891]
  • 28 Bradley Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 16 Back Stanley Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was grandson Albert B. Townend [b  1899]

Balerna, LuigiRef B1680
[1800-1864] Or Lewis.

Born in Switzerland.

He became a jeweller, watch and clockmaker at 8 Northgate, Halifax [1837].

On 13th/14th July 1850, over 100 gold and silver watches, 400 rings, 5 pairs of gold spectacles and other property with a total value of £1000, was stolen from his shop in Northgate.

In November 1850, Mr Sirrell of Barbican was charged with receiving stolen goods which included Mr Balerna's property.

In December 1850, Martin McGuire and Amelia Wade were charged with burglary.

He married Maria [1813-1???] from Switzerland.

Child: Roas [died 24th May 1835]

They lived at

  • Northgate, Halifax [1841]
  • 44 Northgate, Halifax [1851]

In 1851, they had visitors staying with them: a cousin Beno Bernasconi [1830-1???] from Switzerland, who was a jeweller, and Joseph Peni [1808-1???] from Italy, who was carver and gilder.

Luigi died in Como, Italy

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Balkram EdgeRef B2975
Area which seems to include Wainstalls, Ovenden and Mixenden

Balkram Edge Farm, Mount TaborRef B2691
Moor End Road. Early 17th century farm.

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Balkram Edge Farm, Wainstalls

Ball ...Ref B60
The entries for people & families with the surname Ball are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Ball flash, BrighouseRef B582
Area of Bradford Road – between King Street and Bethel Street – which appears on a 19th century map.

There are 2 explanations for the name:

  • A thunderbolt was reported here
  • In June 1855, William Drake fired a gun up the chimney of his premises here – in order to clear the soot – and set fire to his shop and the neighbouring Bottomley's joiner's shop

See Flash, Greenwood & Bottomley and The Gill family of Brighouse

Ball Green, SowerbyRef B329
Well Head Lane. House built by the Wilde family around 1634. It was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The gateway dated 1634 is listed.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

Ballantyne, Philip HughRef B1032
[1891-1918] Son of Mary Annie & James Ballantyne.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War I, and he served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He died 28th October 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10], on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Balloon ascentsRef B2805

Balls, Arthur.Ref B885
[1854-1901] Son of James Balls, labourer.

Born in Honnington, Ipswich, Suffolk.

He was a driver of Halifax [1880] / a waggoner [1881] / a teamster [1891] / a teamster (corn mill) [1901].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Street [1857-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was born in Derby, the daughter of Henry Street, miner
 

Children:

  1. James Henry
  2. Annie [b 1888] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a sample  knitter [1911]
  3. Arthur [1889-1899]
  4. Fred [1891-1892]
  5. Elsie [b 1893] who was a reeler cop [1911]
  6. George [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]

They lived at

  • Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 11 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]
  • 61 John Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

Arthur died Q2 1901 (aged 46)  Some time between 1901 and 1911, the family changed their surname from Balls to Ball

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Balls, HenryRef B733
[1847-1919] He was a warehouseman [1910].

He married Elizabeth Ann Hall [1848-1919].

Child: Annie Elizabeth [1884-1950] who married George Freeman

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Balm & WaltonRef B2312
Worsted spinners at Hoyle Bottom Mill, Warley [1845]

Balm BrothersRef B2340
Worsted spinners at Hay's Mill, Mixenden [1881]

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Balm, Jonas PriestleyRef B3022
[1836-1904] Son of Samuel Balm.

Born [3rd December 1836] and baptised [11th February 1837] at Ovenden.

In September 1869, he and Robert Newton of Providence Mill, near Keighley, filed a patent for

improvements in worsted spinning frames

He was a worsted spinner employing 80 males & 84 females [1871] / a wool agent [1881] / a manager worsted spinning [1891] / a spinner at Denholme and Halifax.

In 1861, he married Mary Hitchen [1834-1877] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1863] who was a life assurance agent [1901]
  2. Hannah [b 1864]
  3. George [b 1865] who was a manager in an oil cloth  manufactory [1891]
  4. Priestley [b 1867]
  5. Florence [b 1868]
  6. Horace [1869] who died aged 10 weeks
  7. Mary Louisa [1870] who died aged 12 weeks
  8. Wallace [b 1872] who was a clerk in a worsted manufactory  [1891]

They lived at

  • Perseverance Mill, Thornton, Bradford [1871]
  • Side Brow, New Road, Haworth, Keighley [1881]
  • Foreside Villa, Denholme [1877]
  • 8 Westfield Place, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 Paley Road, Bradford [1901]
  • 14 Paley Road, Bradford (Jonas was with son Sam &  family) [1901]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: Qs25

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Balm, SamuelRef B1540
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

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Balm, SamuelRef B3120
[1812-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted spinner [1841, 1851] / a worsted spinner employing 150 hands [1861].

He married Hannah Priestley [1812-1859].

Children:

  1. Zillah [b 1833]
  2. David [b 1835]
  3. Jonas Priestley
  4. Samuel [1845-1869]

They lived at

  • Hay's Lane, Ovenden [1841]
  • Low Clough, Thornton, Bradford [1851]
  • Foreside Bottom, Thornton, Bradford [1861]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: Ns20

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Balme ...Ref B643
The entries for people & families with the surname Balme are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Balme & Pritchard LimitedRef B2030
Dyers and stuff finishers at Atlas Dye Works, Halifax, and West Croft Works, Halifax.

Established by James Balme and John Pritchard in 1854.

Subsequent partners included John William Balme [1881] and Sam Balme [1905].

Recorded in 1874, 1880 & 1912-1982.

They employed 42 men and 12 boys & girls [1881]

On 9th October 1879, John Pritchard and 5 workers were killed in an explosion at their West Croft Works.

See Thomas Sirett

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3944]

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Balme Brothers & EarnshawRef B2317
Engineers' tool makers and card setting machine makers at Stead Street Iron Works, Halifax [1866] and at Boothtown [1874].

See Mr Balme

Balmford, JamesRef B467
[1799-1878] Of Holywell Green.

He married Martha [1800-1866].

Martha died 4th August 1866 (aged 66).

James died 4th August 1878 (aged 79).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: 57]

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Balmford, JamesRef B395
[1800-1878] Born in Longwood, Huddersfield.

He was a master carpenter & joiner employing 2 men [1851] / a master carpenter employing 1 man [1861] / a retired joiner [1871].

He married Martha [1801-1866].


Martha was born in Longwood, Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1825] who was a joiner [1871]
  2. William [b 1827] who was an appraiser [1861]
  3. Sam [b 1829]
  4. Anna Maria [b 1838] who was a dressmaker's apprentice  [1851]
  5. David [b 1834]
  6. Mary [b 1841] who was a shopwoman [1871]
  7. Ann [b 1847] who was a shopwoman [1871]

They lived at

  • 24 Holywell Green [1861]
  • 20 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds [1871]

Martha died 4th August 1866 (aged 65).

James died 4th August 1878 (aged 78).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S1/57]

Balmford's: Joseph Balmford & SonsRef B3370
Joiners, cabinet makers, painters and paperhangers at West Vale and Quarmby Cliff, Lindley. Partners included Joseph Balmford, George H. Balmford, and Ratcliffe Balmford.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1873 when Joseph Balmford retired.

In May 1876, R. Balmford, joiner and cabinet maker at West Vale, went into voluntary liquidation

Balmforth ...Ref B1598
The entries for people & families with the surname Balmforth are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Balmforth'sRef B2962
Boot and shoe retailer. They were at 51 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1944]

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Balmforth's West End Café, BrighouseRef B1783

Recorded in 1901, when it was at 33 Briggate, Brighouse

Balmoral House, Hebden BridgeRef B530
Dated 1879

Balmoral Place, HalifaxRef B742

BaltimoreRef B220
Area of Todmorden

Baltimore Bridge, TodmordenRef B3116
Stackhills Road. Bridge #29 over the Rochdale Canal

Bamber, Rev JohnRef B1694
[18??-18??]
Minister at
Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [26th April 1855-1878]. He was instrumental in constructing the new Church of 1860

Bamford, Rev C.Ref B429
[18??-19??]
Minister at
Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1877]

Bamford, Rev CharlesRef B1132
[17??-1801]
Of Bacup. First minister of the
Haley Hill Particular Baptists [1755-1760].

In 1760, he left and moved to Accrington and subsequently to other places in Lancashire

Bamford, George WalterRef B1070
[1870-1938] Son of William Bolton Bamford.

Born at Hollins, Heptonstall [21st February 1870].

He was a fustian dyer [1911].

On 3rd April 1893, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1868-1939] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born at Bottom of Slack, Heptonstall [9th May 1868].

She was a fustian finisher [1911]

 

Children:

  1. William Bolton
  2. John Halstead
  3. Wilfred [1897-1898]
  4. Florence Annie [1899-1904]
  5. Doris Sophia [1900-1984]
  6. Fred [1901-1904]
  7. Samuel [1905-1966]
  8. Mary Emily [b 1909]

They lived at 11 Broughton Street, Hebden Bridge [1911].

Children Florence Annie & Fred died of whooping cough within a month of each other.

George Walter died at 24 Pall Mall, Mytholmroyd [7th June 1938].

Elizabeth died at 40 Nest Lane, Mytholmroyd [28th November 1938].

Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

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Bamford, HenryRef B4502
[1585-16??]
He married Unknown [1575-16??].

Heywood records


Henry Bamford of Deaf Mills, Hipperholme aged 94, his wife aged 104, were both carding out of doors June 24th 1679
 

Bamford, JohnRef B1095
[18??-18??] Grocer at Stainland.

In July 1860, he was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in August

Bamford, John HalsteadRef B1389
[1894-1967] MM.

Son of George Walter Bamford.

Born at 8 Calderside, Charlestown [December 1894].

He was a mule spinner (cotton) [1911].

During World War I, he attested at Dobroyd, Todmorden, and served with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

In 1916, he transferred to the 18th Battalion Tank Corps.

He became a Lance Corporal.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

He died at 34 Square Road, Walsden [17th May 1967].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [23rd May 1967]

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Bamford, ThomasRef B3482
[1???-1???]
Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1753]

Bamford, William BoltonRef B1388
[1831-1900]

He married Sophia Halstead [1833-1899].

Child: George Walter

Sophia died 2nd April 1899.

William died 15th November 1900.

The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

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Bamford, William BoltonRef B962
[1892-1916] Or Willie.

Son of George Walter Bamford.

Born in Buttress Brink, Hebden Bridge [August 1893].

He was a member of Hebden Bridge Parish Church & School / a cutter out (fustian clothing) [1911] / a moulder employed at J. Pickles & Son at Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Rochdale, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion London Regiment.

He was killed in action [7th October 1916] (aged 24).

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

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Bamforth, JacobRef B1505
[1835-1896] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen cloth presser [1861] / a cloth presser [1871, 1881, 1891].

In [Q1] 1858, he married Nanny Lumb [1826-1???] in Halifax.


Nanny was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Ernest Albert [1860-15th May 1927] who was a factory hand  [1871], a mechanic (factory) [1881], a steam engine fitter [1891],  never married & died in Greetland
  3. Edbert [1863-31st October 1919] who was a factory hand  [1871], a cotton piecer [1881], a dyer's labourer [1891], never  married, & died in Greetland
  4. Sarah Grace [1865-31st July 1933] who was a woollen  weaver [1881], never married, & died in Greetland
  5. James [b 1867] who was a cotton knotter [1881]
  6. John [1869-15th December 1936] who was a cotton piecer  [1881], a cloth finisher [1891] & died in Brighouse

They lived at

  • Scarr Top, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861, 1871, 1881]
  • Brockstones, Rochdale Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]

Jacob died 14th April 1893 (aged 61).

Nanny died in Greetland [6th June 1898].

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

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Bamforth, JamesRef B1455
[1799-1880] Born in Meltham.

He was a cloth dresser [1851] / a woollen cloth presser [1861] / a cloth presser [1871].

On 4th August 1817, he married Grace Simpson Garnett [1799-1871] in Halifax.


Grace was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. John [bapt 7th December 1817] who was a cloth dresser  [1851]
  2. Mary [bapt 3rd September 1822]
  3. Joseph [b 1822, bapt 27th June 1824] who died 13th  February 1825 (aged 2 years) 
  4. Elizabeth [b 1832] who was a cloth burler [1851] &  married John Wood [1835-1???]
  5. Elizabeth who died November 1835 (aged 14 months), & was  buried with her parents
  6. Abraham [b 1835] who was a cotton spinner [1851], a  woollen cloth presser [1861]
  7. Jacob [bapt 19th November 1834] who was a cotton spinner  [1851]
  8. Isaac [bapt 19th November 1834]
  9. Alfred [b 1837] who was a chemist's apprentice [1851]

They lived at

Grace Simpson died 1st August 1871 (aged 72).

James died 31st October 1880 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M15]

Bamforth, JamesRef B1518
[1866-1928] Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton warper [1891, 1901] / a cotton yarn warper [1911].

In 1888, he married Elizabeth Jackson [1868-1956] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Ivy [1889-8th June 1960] who was buried with her parents
  2. Amy [b 1892] who was a wool cloth weaver [1911]
  3. Norman [b 1894] who was a wholesale chemist's apprentice  [1911]
  4. Harold who died in infancy [29th November 1895] & was  buried with his parents
  5. Milton
  6. Harry [b 1900]
  7. Nellie [b 1902]
  8. Ernest [b 1904]
  9. Joan Margaret [2nd August 1911-12th December 1978] who  married Benjamin Taylor Norcliffe, & was buried with her  parents

They lived at

  • Beestonley Lane, Stainland [1891]
  • Beestonley, Stainland [1901, 1911]
  • School House, Sowood [1928]

James died 15th October 1928 (aged 62).

Elizabeth died 25th February 1956 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/318]

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Bamforth, Joseph WilliamRef B584
[1883-1916] Born in Thorpe Hesley, near Rotherham.

He was a policeman [joined 1907], and served in Morley, Leeds [1911]. During World War I, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 16th September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Bamforth, MiltonRef B1516
[1897-1981] MM.

Son of James Bamforth.

Born at Beestonley, Stainland [28th February 1897].

He was educated at Bowling Green School, Stainland & Providence Congregational Sunday School, Stainland / a player with Stainland AFC / a member of Stainland Mechanics' Institute / a ring frame minder (cotton spinning) [1911] / a cotton warper at J. & S. Taylor Limited, Bowers Mills,  Barkisland / a beamer of Stainland [1919].

In [Q3] 1919, he married Lily Wheelwright [1898-19??] at St Andrew's Church, Stainland.


Lily was the daughter of William Wheelwright, farmer
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield [1st November 1915] and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was wounded twice and gassed once. He was hospitalised at Whalley Hospital, Blackburn and at New Hall Hay Auxiliary Military Hospital, Rawtenstall.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]


At midnight 4th-5th June 1917, he was one of a party of 6 men and an officer who raided a German trench & dugout at Fleur-Baix, taking a number of prisoners. 2 of his comrades were killed in the action
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [21st July 1917]. On 25th December 1917, the members of Stainland Mechanics' Institute celebrated his award by presenting him with a gold albert (watch) and medal, to which his employers and fellow workers had contributed.

He survived the War.

He died Q1 1981

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Bamforth, Thomas HenryRef B1503
[1858-1909] Son of Jacob Bamforth.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a factory hand [1871] / a cotton warper [1881, 1891, 1901].

He married Mary Ellen [1858-1951].


Mary Ellen was born in Halifax [23rd July 1858]
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1886] who was an elementary school  pupil-teacher [1901]
  2. Wilfred [b 1888]
  3. Alice [30th March 1890-16th December 1893]
  4. Thomas Henry [b 19th April 1909]

They lived at Woodside, Barkisland [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Edgar T. Howe [b 1899]

Thomas Henry died Q3 1909 (aged 51).

Mary Ellen died 25th April 1951.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A17]

Bampton, Rev T. A.Ref B1283
[18??-19??]
He was at Overseal before becoming Minister of
Pellon Lane Baptist Church [March 1912]

Banaster, RogerRef B1189
[13??-14??] He was Lord of the Manor of Clifton.

He married Isabel.

Child: Thurstan

Banaster, ThurstanRef B1190
[13??-1469]
Son of
Roger Banaster.

Lord of the Manor of Clifton [1469]

Banastre, AdamRef B294
[11??-12??]

He married Unknown.

Child: Richard

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Banastre, RichardRef B311
[12??-12??] Of Bretherton.

Son of Adam Banastre.

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Banastre, ThurstanRef B292
[11??-12??] Younger brother of Robert Banastre of Prestatyn, brother of Warin Banistre

Child: Margaret his daughter and co-heir married Richard son of Roger

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Banbury, NathanielRef B1672
[1815-1874] Born in Coventry, Warwickshire.

He was a factory operative [1871] / a silk weaver.

He married Eliza [1818-1???].

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1845] who was a factory operative [1871]
  2. William [b 1850] who was a factory operative [1871]
  3. Eliza [b 1848] who married Charles Manger

They lived at 12 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were son Charles, his wife Eliza [b 1846] (a factory operative), & their daughter Eliza [b 1871], daughter Eliza, her husband Charles, and their children.

Nathaniel died in Halifax [Q3 1874] (aged 60) 

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Bancroft ...Ref B353
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The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bancroft & Company, TodmordenRef B2502
Recorded in 1891, when they were at Millsteads Mill, Castle Street.

During a weavers' strike in 1890-1891, William Calvert and Crabtree Marshall were amongst those charged with intimidation of non-union workers. The strike, which was over pay, lasted 24/25 weeks and was concluded in April 1891

Bancroft & FawthropRef B2085
Brush manufacturers established by Frederick Bancroft in 1868.

He later took Frederick Fawthrop into partnership.

They were at Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1866], Ann Street, Halifax, Stannary Street, Halifax, and Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street [1880].

They employed Charles Hanson.

After Fawthrop's death, his brother William Henry Bancroft joined the business, which then became Bancroft Brothers

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Bancroft & WilcockRef B1851
Recorded in 1868, when they were worsted weavers, employing 49 hands. They manufactured yearly 150,000 lbs of goods of the value £24,000.

Their report to the Rivers Pollution Commission [1868] described the business as


on the river
Calder at Cross Hill Mill, Halifax. This implied that the Mill couldn't be at the Cross Hill at North Bridge, which is far from the Calder
 

They also said that


they hired power and room from Edleston, with a rateable value of works £40.

If this was William Edleston Limited, the Mill might be at Sowerby Bridge. Is there a Cross Hill Mill at Sowerby Bridge?

 

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Bancroft BrothersRef B2084
Brush manufacturers at Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street.

Originally Bancroft & Fawthrop. It became Bancroft Brothers after the death of Frederick Fawthrop, when William Henry Bancroft joined his brother Frederick Bancroft. Frederick's son George William Bancroft later joined the business.

After Frederick Bancroft died, the business went bankrupt [1895-1899]. Family stories blame this on competition from German brush makers

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Bancroft's ConfectionersRef B2687
Established by James Bancroft.

Recorded in 1936 at 13 Arcade Royale and 16 Southgate, Halifax, when the proprietor was Miss Hilda Jackson

Bancroft's: D. & H. BancroftRef B1863
Grocers in Halifax.

Recorded in 1850, when the partnership was dissolved

Bancroft's: J. & D. BancroftRef B1862
Flour dealers in Halifax.

Recorded in 1848, when the partnership was dissolved

Bancroft's: Joseph Bancroft & SonsRef B2131
Slaters and plasterers of Halifax [1878-1918]. Established by Joseph Bancroft and his son, Alfred.

See Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Union Bank, Halifax

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Bancroft's: William Bancroft & Sons of Halifax LimitedRef B2235
Worsted and bunting manufacturers at Fenton Works, Halifax [1905, 1936].

See Thomas William Bancroft

Bandmann-Palmer, Mrs MillieRef B1424
[18??-1926] Born Millie Palmer.

She married a German Shakespearean actor, Daniel Edward Bandmann. The couple toured in various theatrical productions. She formed her own company and starred in Hamlet, appearing in the Calderdale district.

James R. Gregson's interest in drama was sparked by visits to the theatre, and he mentioned being affected by her performance in which she had to sit down for the ghost scene, on account of her being so stout. She was provided with a beer bottle crate on which to sit, and the local brewer who loaned the crate stipulated that his name should be in view throughout the production

Banerjee, Dr J. N.Ref B31
[18??-19??]
Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Banham, Henry W.Ref B515
[1848-1888] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

He was a brush maker (pan hand) [1881].

He married Annie, widow of John Burnham.

Children:

  1. Frederick W. [b 1875] who was a mechanic's apprentice  [1891]
  2. Henry [b 1876] who was a case maker's apprentice [1891]
  3. Walter [b 1878] who was a book binder [1891]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1880] who was a mill hand cotton [1891]

They lived at

  • 6 Oates Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 21 Lilly Lane, Halifax [1915]

Living with them [in 1881] were Annie's sons John H. and Charles Richard

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Banister, EdwardRef B2720
[15??-16??]
Of Halifax. he married Grace. His will was recorded on 7th February 1648 and Grace was executor.

After Edward's death, Grace married James Robinson

Banister, Wallace ArthurRef B1306
[1906-1941]
Son of Flora May & Arthur Stoner Banister.

In [Q3] 1935, he married Evelyn Haslam in Coventry.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 6th March 1941 (aged 35).

He was buried at Stoke (St. Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire [D 2 33]

Bank Bottom Colliery, HalifaxRef B3039
Off Southowram Bank

Bank Bottom, Hebden BridgeRef B356
Original name of Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge

Bank Brewery CompanyRef B83
Sowerby Bridge brewery with offices in Old Tuel Lane.

The partnership was dissolved August 1894.

See Bank Brewery, Sowerby Bridge

Bank Bridge, Mill BankRef B3528

Bank Chambers, HalifaxRef B3247
Office accommodation at Waterhouse Street.

Owners and tenants have included

See Penny Bank Chambers, Halifax

Bank Cottage, HeptonstallRef B904
Church Lane. Late 18th century house. It has been used as a Chapel of Rest

Bank Edge, OvendenRef B2941
Area of Ovenden

Bank End Farm, SalterhebbleRef B3030

Bank End Farm, WarleyRef B1727
Peter Lane / Edgeholme Lane. Built in 1850. A stone is inscribed J & AB

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Bank End, WarleyRef B1489
House. Recorded in 1907

Bank Field, HalifaxRef B1413

Bank Hall Farm, BarkislandRef B142
Elland Road.

A lintel (since replaced) was dated 1612

Bank, HenryRef B1064
[1814-1???]
Illegitimate son of Martha Bank of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1st May 1814]

Bank Hey Well, RippondenRef B1792

Bank House, BrighouseRef B632
Elegant house which stood in Briggate.

Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, EllandRef B9500
Aka Elland Bank.

Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, Sowerby BridgeRef B3492
Owners and tenants have included

Bank House, WarleyRef B398
Luddenden Dene. Laithe-house built 1650. It is said to be the oldest surviving example of a laithe house.

The entrance to the barn is inscribed for Gilbert Brockbank.

Around 1818, it was rebuilt by Timothy Bates

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Brigg family of Bank House, Warley

Bank of Liverpool & Martins LimitedRef B2585
A branch is recorded at Hipperholme [1922], at Briggate, Brighouse [1923], and at the former Crystal Palace, Ripponden [19??].

See Martins Bank

Bank Top Cricket Field, SouthowramRef B2458
Pinnar Lane. The field was opposite the war memorial. This was the home ground for the cricket club at St Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank

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Bank Top Farm, GreetlandRef B365
Formerly known as Thick Hollins, Greetland

Bank Top Farm, SouthowramRef B2627
An early name for Park Farm, Southowram. This was a part of the Shibden Hall estate.

In 1736, David Backsendell and John Hargreaves, both of Northowram, contracted to sink a coal pit to the Upper Coal Bed for Rev John Lister.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Bank Top Farm, TodmordenRef B750

Bank Top, Lee MountRef B38
Community at the entrance to Ovenden on the road from Halifax

Bank Top Library, SouthowramRef B788
Opened in 19??. This was in a small wooden hut on the main road.

Closed in 19??

See Southowram Library

Bank Top Post Office, SouthowramRef B2515
A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

It closed in 2003.

See Southowram Post Office

Bank Top, SouthowramRef B18

The Banke, SouthowramRef B2491
An alternative name for Blaithroyd.

Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield, BrighouseRef B253
Parsonage Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Albert Firth (plasterer) [1911]

Bankfield Farm, SouthowramRef B1760
Marsh Lane, Bank Top.

The farm (36 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Early 19th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

The front was rebuilt around 1800.

Around 1830, the Traveller's Rest Beerhouse was here. The name can still be read in the stonework over the front door.

A Sunday School was held here before Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School at Bank Top was built in 1861.

On 28th November 1869, fire destroyed several buildings at the farm.

The house is said to be haunted and the occupiers have reported unexplained noises.

See Bankfield Gardens, Southowram

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Bankfield, HalifaxRef B19
Haley Hill. House at Akroyd Park built for Edward Akroyd who lived there after his marriage, from 1837 to 1886.

It was originally much smaller, but Akroyd extended it.

Following the death of his wife Elizabeth, Edward retired to St Leonard's-on-Sea, and sold much of Bankfield house and grounds to Halifax Corporation.

In 1888, it became a public park, library and museum.

See George Swift and Woodlands, Halifax

Bankfield House, EllandRef B1225
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield House, Holywell GreenRef B5180
Shaw Lane / Stainland Road.

Owners and tenants have included

A housing estate has been built on the site of the gardens.

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Bankfield Laundry, HalifaxRef B2809
Boothtown Road. In 1905, the proprietors were Halliday & Company.

Recorded in 1922, when it was known as The Bankfield Steam Laundry

Bankfield Library, HalifaxRef B489
George Reginald Carline / Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society / Halifax Teachers War Memorial / Edwin Hardcastle / Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour / Kennedy Collection / William Rothwell Verity

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Bankfield, LuddendenfootRef B775
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfield Museum, HalifaxRef B501
George Reginald Carline / Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society / Halifax Teachers War Memorial / Edwin Hardcastle / Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour / Kennedy Collection / William Rothwell Verity

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Bankfield Social Club, EllandRef B3105
Huddersfield Road

Bankfield Stables, BoothtownRef B1707
The stables for Bankfield were built at a cost of £12,000.

Owners and tenants have included

See Flying Dutchman Stables, Boothtown

Bankfoot Hall, Hebden BridgeRef B1495
Owners and tenants have included

Bankfoot, Hebden BridgeRef B352
Area west of Hebden Bridge. The turning-circle is here for traffic going up to Heptonstall

Bankfoot House, Hebden BridgeRef B345
Stood opposite – and was owned by – Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge.

Owners and tenants have included

It became a veterinary clinic, before returning to be a house [2018]

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BankhouseRef B435
Part of the area around Salterhebble. The Stainland to Sowerby Bridge Turnpike passed through here

Bankhouse, SalterhebbleRef B386
Aka Bank House, Bank End Farm.

This is a timber-framed aisled house built around 1550 for Robert Waterhouse and the Waterhouse family.

Cased in stone in the 17th century.

Owners and tenants have included

A part was demolished for construction of the nearby railway in 18??

The white-washed building is conspicuous on the hillside

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Sketches of Old Halifax

Bankhouse TunnelRef B153
Railway tunnel for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway at Bankhouse, Salterhebble. It opened in 18??. It is 214 yards long.

It was just east of Copley Railway Station.

It is also known as Copley Tunnel.

The decapitated body of a man was found in the tunnel on 10th October 1971

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Bankhouse Wood, HalifaxRef B1153
Woodland on the west side of Salterhebble Hill.

See Dud Well, Halifax

BanksRef B1814

Banks, DouglasRef B898
[1924-1944]
Son of Maggie & Wilfred Banks, of Cornholme.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 16th/5th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 7th June 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rome War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II E 30].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Banks, Edward PyeRef B1085
[1852-1918] Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

He was a Post Office clerk [1881, 1891] / a Post office superintendent [1901] / a pensioned Post Office superintendent [1911].

In 1880, he married Sarah Martha Blacker [1858-1940] in Ecclesall Bierlow.


Sarah Martha was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Arthur E. [b 1881]
  2. William P. [b 1883] who was a carpet designer [1901]
  3. James W. [b 1887] who was a stock & share broker's clerk  [1901]
  4. Roland
  5. Harold [b 1893]
  6. Leslie [b 1894] who was a bank clerk [1911]
  7. twins Isabel [b 1898]
  8. Marjorie [1898-1903]

The brothers – Arthur E., James W., Roland, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I.

They lived at

  • 9 The Grove, Normanton, Wakefield [1881]
  • 13 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 2 College Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Milton Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were Sarah Martha's family: widowed mother Sarah J Blacker [b 1829], sisters Elizabeth E Blacker [b 1853] (school mistress) & Mary Blacker [b 1855] (school mistress), and niece Zilian M M Blacker [b 1874]

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Banks, Joseph EricRef B506
[1922-1942]
Son of Joseph Eric Banks of Linden Lawn, Linden Road, Halifax, mill manager.

He was educated at school in Leicestershire, and at Rishworth School.

During World War II, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with 8 Battery 13th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 23rd March 1942 (aged 20).

He was buried at Horsforth Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Banks, Mrs Mary AnnRef B2688
[1857-1???] She was widow [1891]. She ran the Girls' Friendly Lodge in Halifax

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Banks, MrsRef B1097
[1???-18??]
She ran a
private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Banks, Reginald WalterRef B452
[19??-1942]

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 23rd January 1942 and was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F Nonconformist 408].

Banks, RobertRef B3264
[1823-1910] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen mule spinner [1861] / a woollen spinner [1871] / a woollen operative [1881] / a woollen feeder [1891] / a retired woollen spinner (deaf) [1901].

In 1850, he married Hannah Akroyd [1822-1904] from Greetland.

Children:

  1. Julia [b 1854] who married Moses Priestley
  2. Eliza [b 1860]

In 1851, Robert and Hannah they were living at 93 Lindwell, Elland, with Hannah's widowed father Matthew Ackroyd [b 1788].

They lived at

  • Oults Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1861]
  • Scholes Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1871]
  • Holte Lane, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Holts Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • Holts Lane, Greetland [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Julia and her husband Moses Priestley and family

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Banks, RolandRef B1080
[1891-1916] Son of Edward Pye Banks.

Born in Halifax.

He was an apprentice engineer with Campbell's / working in Manchester / a gas and oil engine fitter (engineers), lodging in Eccles,  Lancashire [1911] / an engineer with Asquith's in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in early 1915 and served as an Engine Room Artificer with the Royal Navy.

He served on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary which blew up at the Battle of Jutland [31st May-1st June 1916], with the loss of 1,266 of her crew of 1,284.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 26).

The Halifax Courier [10th June 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 15], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

His brothers – Arthur E, James W, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I

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Banks, SamuelRef B21
[1849-1938] Born in Portsmouth, Todmorden. He was a poet, diarist and naturalist. Some of his work was in dialect. He was a friend of John Newton Crowther.

As a child, he worked in a bobbin mill and studied in his spare time and at night classes at Cornholme British School.

For 30 years, he wrote a series of nature notes for the Northern Daily Telegraph. He was a founder member of the Calder Valley Poets

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Banks, ThomasRef B2931
[18??-19??]
He was one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1896-1905] / Chairman of the
Todmorden Board of Guardians [1911].

He lived at Rose Cottage, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1898]

Banks, WalterRef B1004
[1883-1912] He was a mill hand employed by James William Briggs at Bank Bottom Mills, Elland.

He lived at 8 Bowers Yard, West Vale.

On 22nd April 1912, Walter was tenting a rag shaking machine which, covered with dust, caught fire somehow. The fire spread along the driving ropes, and whilst trying to put out the flames, Walter's clothes got on fire. He was found by Charles Brooks of Lambert Street.

Walter received burns to his legs, arms, sides and back. Dr Hoyle attended him, but advised his removal to the Infirmary where he died

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Banksfield Estate, MytholmroydRef B2956
Housing estate built in the 1940s

BankwellRef B3082
Area of Cornholme

Bannester, HenryRef B1403
[15??-15??]
He married Alice, daughter of
Robert Wade.

Children:

  1. Margaret
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Isabell

Banning, Albert Henry WaltonRef B1308
[1899-1918] Son of William Mullineux Banning.

Born in Morecambe.

In 1901, he and his father William were visitors staying with Joseph Elliot & family.

In 1911, he was living with his grandfather Henry Walton.

He was a member of St Hilda's Church, Halifax / a motor driver for the Economic Stores.

During World War I, he enlisted [24th April 1917], and he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France [30th March 1918].

He received a gunshot wound to the neck [3rd October 1918] and died in No.83 Dublin General Hospital in Boulogne [14th October 1918] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [26th October 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref V E 27].

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

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Banning, William MullineuxRef B1016
[1871-1906] Born in Upton, Cheshire.

He was a licensed victualler [1901].

In [Q1] 1898, he married Rachel Walton in Richmond, North Yorkshire.


Rachel was born in Quarrington Hill, Durham, the daughter of
Henry Walton.

She was widowed and a shopkeeper (grocer & confectioner) [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Albert Henry
  2. Robert Arthur Williams [1903-1???]

In 1901, Rachel was a visitor staying with Jonas S. Ambler & family, and William & Albert Henry were visitors staying with Joseph Elliot & family.

They then moved to Liverpool.

William died in Liverpool in 1906 (aged 35).

Rachel & her children left Liverpool and lived at 133 Warley Road, Halifax [1918].

Rachel died in Halifax [Q2 1933] (aged 63) 

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The Bannister family of HathershelfRef B3496
See Hathershelf

Bannister, Arthur WilliamRef B147
[1895-1975] Son of John Bannister.

Born in Ovenden [8th December 1895].

He was an apprentice pattern maker (gas engineers) [1911] / an overlooker with J. W. Standeven & Company Limited [1916] / a machine tool labourer [1939].

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916] and served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

In June 1917, he was reported missing since the 3rd of May, and in July, he was reported to be a POW.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [28th July 1917].

In February 1919, he was transferred to the reserves.

In [Q4] 1932, he married Lily Bates in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Brickfield Lane, Halifax [1939].


A Lily Bannister born 15th October 1897, died in Halifax [Q3 1971]
 

Arthur William died Q4 1975.

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Bannister, CharlesRef B108
[1820-1867] Born in Halifax.

He was a couch maker [1841] / a woolcomber [1851] / a spindle maker [1861].

In [Q3] 1840, he married either Jane Blakey or Jane Sutcliffe [1827-1900] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Warley.

She was a charwoman [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1843] who was a worsted mill hand [1861], a hank  winder [1871]
  2. William [1846-1901] who was a woollen machine maker  [1861], a fitter mechanic [1871], a machine maker [1881]  
  3. Elizabeth Emma [b 1850] who was a worsted reeler [1871]
  4. Henry [b 1851] who was a cab driver [1871]
  5. Millicent [b 1855] who was a worsted reeler [1871]
  6. John [b 1861] who was a b? setter [1871], a light carter  [1881], married Rose Ann and had a daughter Doris

They lived at

  • Charlestown, Halifax [1841, 1851]
  • 24 New Street, Northowram [1861, 1871]
  • 4 Berry Street, Northowram [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] were Charles's brother Dobson Bannister [b 1828] woolcomber and Charles's brother-in-law John Sutcliffe [b 1826] woolcomber.

Charles died 29th July 1867 (aged 47).

Jane died 3rd April 1900 (aged 73).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 932] with granddaughter Doris who died 9th July 1897 (aged 7 months)  and Richard Pollard [1846-1901]

Bannister, ElkanahRef B1826
[1824-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a warehouseman [1843].

On 17th September 1843, he married Sarah Sutcliffe [1820-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1845]
  2. Squire Southwell

On 28th January 1849, Elkanah and George Brown of Halifax stole 12 lbs weight of beef worth 5/- from Samuel Kellet. The pair passed the stolen goods to Sarah Greenwood of Halifax.

Bannister and Brown plead guilty to larceny at Wakefield, and were sentenced to 7 years and transportation to Australia. Greenwood plead guilty and was given 6 months hard labour.

Elkanah never returned from Australia

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Bannister, HenryRef B3070
[1???-18??] From Bacup.

He was a hatter and beer seller in Halifax. He was listed as a hat manufacturer & dealer at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1829].

He married Unknown.

Child: Millicent [18??-1859] who married George Place

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Bannister, HenryRef B599
[1796-1870] Born in Oldham.

He was a watchman [1851].

He married Mary [1809-1875].


Mary was born in Lightcliffe.

She may have been the widow of Mr Brook, and had children:

  1. Rebecca Brook [b 1832] who was a worsted mill hand [1851]
  2. Mary Ann Brook [b 1837] who was a worsted mill hand [1851]
  3. Edmund Brook [b 1835] who was a dyer [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Dobson [bapt 23rd April 1827]
  2. Henry [bapt 11th May 1829]
  3. Emma [bapt 24th October 1834] who was a worsted mill hand  [1851]
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 25th September 1831] who was a worsted  mill hand [1851]
  5. Lord [b 1847]

They lived at 64 Thornton Street, Bradford [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were 4 lodgers.

Henry died 7th July 1870 (aged 74).

Mary died 3rd January 1875 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 927]

Bannister, JackRef B1311
[1910-1944]
Son of Hannah Jane & John Bannister.

He was educated at Moorside Board School / a player for the YMCA cricket club & football club / employed by M. & M. Calvert Limited at Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Edith Annie Varley in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 41 Nursery Lane, Halifax
  • Lee Mount, Halifax

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 15th November 1944 (aged 34).

He was buried at Mierlo War Cemetery, Nederlands [Grave Ref VII C 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bannister, James LithgowRef B1006
[1861-1926] Born in Keighley [5th April 1861].

He married Amelia Oldfield.


Amelia was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Samuel Oldfield
 

They emigrated to the USA.

James died in Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1926.

Amelia died in Manchester, Massachusetts [20th March 1939]

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Bannister, JohnRef B260
[1869-1910] Son of Squire Bannister, labourer.

Born in Wheatley.

He was a labourer [1891] / a blacksmith's striker [1901].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Hannah Jane Redman [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah Jane, of Shay Lane, Ovenden, was the daughter of
Alfred Redman
 

Children:

  1. Arthur William
  2. Doris [b 1905]
  3. Jack [b 1910]

The children were born in Ovenden

The family lived at

  • 81 Shay Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Crossley Terrace, Shay Lane, Halifax [1911]

John died Q2 1910 (aged 41) 

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Bannister, JosephRef B8004
[18??-1910] Of 18 Mount Street, Halifax.

He died at the Poor Law Hospital [23rd October 1910].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £21 14/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann Schoefield

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Bannister, MrRef B22
[15??-1???] Farmer who successfully farmed the marshy valley bottom at Hebden Bridge in what is now St George's Square.

Part of his farm was rebuilt by William Patchett who opened the White Horse Hotel on the site

Bannister, Squire SouthwellRef B1848
[1847-1891] Son of Elkanah Bannister.

Born in Ovenden in 1847.

He was a labourer [1867].

On 25th May 1867, he married Susan White [1846-1916] in Halifax.


Susan was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Joe [1867-1941]
  2. John Ref B260
  3. Charles [b 1872]
  4. Albert [b 1875]
  5. Eliza [b 1880]
  6. Arthur [b 1884]
  7. Arnold [b 1886]
  8. Sarah Ann [b 1889]

Squire died in Wheatley [3rd August 1891].

Susan died in Wheatley [19th January 1916].

He was buried at Illingworth Church

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Banquet House, BarkislandRef B3013
Knowsley / Ripponden.

Owners and tenants have included

Bar Lane Toll House, RishworthRef B1301
Bar Lane, Rishworth

Bar Wood, LuddendenfootRef B2441
Friendly.

A popular name for Warley Wood, Luddendenfoot. The name comes from the toll bar which stood on the turnpike there at the entrance to Daisy Bank.

The toll bar was removed in 1858. It was taken to Danny Lane

Barber ...Ref B204
The entries for people & families with the surname Barber are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Barber & JessopRef B614
Brighouse solicitors [1900].

Formerly Barber & Oliver.

See Charles Jessop and George Jessop

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Barber & OliverRef B3169
Brighouse solicitors [1900].

It later became Barber & Jessop

See Thomas Walker Jessop, Charles Jessop and George Jessop

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Barber's: John & William BarberRef B2355
Card makers at Southowram [1874].

See John Barber

Barber's: N. E. BarberRef B2036
Popular drapers and outfitters at St James's Road, Halifax

Barbour, John MortonRef B2814
[1831-1880] Born in Scotland [24th January 1831].

He was a clerk at Leeds Borough Gaol [1851] / a carpet manufacturer's clerk [1861] / a public accountant [1871] / an accountant and stock & share broker at 16 Broad Street, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1856, he married Martha Wilkinson [1830-1917] in Leeds.


Martha was born in Leeds [24th July 1830]
 

Children:

  1. Maria Jane [27th June 1857-5th November 1857]
  2. Margaret Eliza / Maggie [7th November 1858-8th  August 1863]
  3. Donald M. [1866-13th November 1870]
  4. Catherine Harriet / Katie [1868-23rd November  1870]
  5. Arthur William W. / Willie [1870-19th June 1874]  

They lived at

  • Boynton Street, Leeds [with his family 1851]
  • 41 & 42 Hampden Place, Halifax [1861]
  • 112 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871, 1874]
  • 35 Green Terrace, Skircoat [1881]

Living with them were John's siblings: Samuel James [1824-5th May 1867] (building society clerk)  [1861] & Anne Henrietta / Annetta [1846-17th September 1873] (dress maker's apprentice) [1861, 1871].

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 717] with John's siblings: Samuel James & Annetta.

John Morton died 23rd March 1880 (aged 49).

After his death, Wrathall Riley Hanson took over the business.

Martha died 23rd May 1917 (aged 86).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 628]

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Barcham, FrankRef B528
[1893-1916] Born in Norfolk.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London).

He was killed in action [26th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8C, 9A & 16A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

Bardell, Albert HughRef B7060
[1882-1918] Son of Annie & Arthur Bardell.

Born in Calcara, Valletta, Malta [28th November 1881].

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Pembroke.

He died at 70 Saddleworth Road, West Vale [25th August 1918] (aged 36).

He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [373] (29th August 1918) 

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Bardsley, David ThomasRef B919
[1873-19??] Son of Henry Bardsley.

Born in Halifax.

He was an insurance clerk [1891] / a commercial traveller (machines) [1901] / a textile machinery agent (own account) [1921].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Helena Ann Sugden [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Helena was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Morris Sugden
 

Children:

  1. Victor Clarence [b 1892]
  2. Louie Beatrix [b 1893] who was a designer (carpet  factory) [1911]
  3. Thomas Gerard [1896-14th February 1898] who was buried  with his Bardsley grandparents at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland
  4. John Henry [b 1897] who was a jeweller's errand boy [1911]
  5. Ellaline [b 1899]
  6. Gwendoline [b 1902]
  7. Helena [b 1906]

They lived at

  • 12 Stanley Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 2 Laurel Bank, Halifax [1921]

Living with them [in 1911] was Helena's unmarried sister Emily Ann Sugden [b 1870]

Bardsley, FrederickRef B3566
[1882-19??] Born in the USA.

He was a music hall artiste [1911].

He married Vera Grace, daughter of John Robert Jones.

Child: Frederick [b 1910]

In 1911, the family were living with Vera Grace's widowed mother in Liverpool.

They later (possibly) went to live in Florida

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Bardsley, HenryRef B870
[1839-1897] Born in Warley.

He was a woollen overlooker [1871] / a woollen loom overlooker [1881] / an insurance collector [1891].

In [Q4] 1860, he married (1) Frances Noble [1840-1873] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [1861-5th February 1886] who was a worsted spinner  [1871], a cotton reeler [1881] & was buried with her parents
  2. William Henry [b 1870] who was a woollen cloth fuller  [1891]
  3. David Thomas

Frances died in Halifax (possibly of perinatal complications) [Q4 1873] (aged 33).

He married (2) Sarah [1838-1898].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

They lived at

  • Hollings Buildings, Norland [1871]
  • East Parade, Skircoat [1881]
  • 5 Rochdale Road, Skircoat [1891]

Henry died 13th October 1897 (aged 58).

Sarah died 12th June 1898 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland with grandson Thomas Gerard Bardsley (aged 1 year & 11 months) 

Bardsley, IsaacRef B1640
[1888-1918] Born in Prestwich.

In [Q4] 1910, he married Amelia Frankland [1890-1970] in Halifax.

They lived at 82 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6]

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Bardsley, JosephRef B1315
[1889-1918]
Son of Margaret & Joseph Bardsley of 23 Beacon Parade, Southowram Bank.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 16th April 1918 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 47-48 & 163A]

Bare Clough, Pecket WellRef B869

Bareham, Harry WalterRef B1317
[1911-1942] Son of Elizabeth & Frederick Bareham.

In [Q4] 1935, he married Lily Lewis in Pontefract.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 3rd Battery 6 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 14th February 1942 (aged 31).

He was buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore [Grave Ref 34 E 9-16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Barewise Mill Company LimitedRef B3036
Registered in October 1873. There was capital of 10,000 in 20 shares. 7 subscribers took 1 share each.

See Barewise Mill, Todmorden and Robert Hollinrake

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Barewise, TodmordenRef B1659

Barge & Barrel Brewing CompanyRef B2043
Independent brewery at the Barge & Barrel, Elland

Bargh, GeorgeRef B529
[1890-1915]
BSc.

Son of Helen & Isaac Bargh of Upper Jack Royd, Wheatley then Wray, Lancaster.

He was

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the King's (Liverpool Regiment) attached to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

He died 10th May 1915 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4 & 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Bargh, JohnRef B2546
[16??-17??]
He was
Constable of Northowram [1718]

Bark, JosephRef B1588
[17??-18??]
Special
Constable of Catherine Slack, Northowram.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

Bark, R.Ref B1300
[17??-18??] Corn dealer at Northowram.

In 1817, he was declared bankrupt

Bark, RobertRef B1693
[1???-18??] He was a chartist in Todmorden.

Recorded in 1843, when he was appointed to the General Council for the National Charter Association

Barker ...Ref B129
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The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barker's: A. & H. BarkerRef B1993
Manufacturing company of Hebden Bridge.

They worked with Thornber Brothers Limited and provided cages for chickens

Barker & BeckRef B2053
Or Parker & Beck

Barker & DawsonRef B2565
Weavers at Gauxholme.

In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working daylight hours only

Barker & PearsonRef B1197
Printers at 21 Square Road, Halifax [1927]

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Barker's: J. & W. BarkerRef B3213
Cotton spinners.

They were at

They were mentioned in bankruptcy reports [1832]

Mentioned in Newspaper Cuttings [1872].

See William Barker & Sons Limited

Barker's: Luke Barker & SonsRef B2063
Cotton spinners and manufacturer established by Luke Barker.

Partners included Robert Barker, John Barker, and Major Robert Hewitt Barker.

In 1905, they had business at Dulesgate Mill, Todmorden [1921], Joint Stock Mill, Todmorden [1921], Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1921], Friths Mill, Walsden [1921], Dancroft Mill, Todmorden, and Crow Carr Ings Mill, Todmorden [1921]

Barker Royd Farm, SouthowramRef B5520
Owners and tenants have included

Barker Royd, SouthowramRef B1141
Or Barker Royde. An area near Cromwellbottom.

Buildings here include an 18th century farmhouse.

In the 19th century, it was occupied by members of the Barber family – including William Barber – who built a 4-storey mill here to produce carding equipment and belting. A stone at the house is dated WB 1849.

The Brighouse News [21st March 1881] advertised


Sale by Auction of Barker Royd, Southowram

with messuage, vinery, stables, harness room, loose boxes, carriage house, mistal, barn, granary, &c, also the four storey mill with steam engine, boiler, shafting, &c and two cottages near thereto.

The whole contains an area of about 30 acres.

The messuage contains three sitting rooms, kitchen, scullery, laundry, six bedrooms, bathroom and four attics.

The land is in a state of excellent cultivation and there is a valuable spring of pure water which is collected into a reservoir.

A valued bed of stone for which Southowram is noted was being worked in the adjoining land.

Bidding commenced at £1,000 followed by £2,000 and then advanced by sums of £500 until £4,000 was reached and then bids of £100 were taken. When the amount reached £4,300 and no further bids were offered the property was withdrawn

 

Owners and tenants have included

See Barker Royd Mill, Southowram, Barker Royd Quarry, Southowram and Fort William, Southowram

Barker's: S. Barker & SonsRef B516
Cabinet maker in Halifax. Recorded around 1915

Barker's: Shadrach & Abraham BarkerRef B2077
Cotton spinners and manufacturers established by brothers Shadrach and Abraham Barker.

They were at

In 1921, the business was recorded as S. & A. Barker's Successors Limited at Adamroyd Mill.

See James William Barker and John Barker

Barker's: Thomas Barker & SonsRef B2121
Fustian manufacturers and dyers established by Thomas Barker. They were at Hangingroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1874]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Barker's: William Barker & CompanyRef B2129
Fustian manufacturers, dyers, finishers and wholesale clothiers established around 1840 by William Barker.

Later, it passed to John King.

They had dyeing and finishing at Wood Top Mills, Hebden Bridge, warehouse and clothing departments at Mayroyd Works, Hebden Bridge and weaving and fustian production at Hudson Mill, Heptonstall

Barker's: William Barker & Sons LimitedRef B2055
Cotton manufacturers at

Partners included

See J. & W. Barker

Barkers & ButterworthRef B2003
Silk spinners established in 1864 by brothers, Robert and George Barker, and Thomas Butterworth at Thornhill Briggs Mill, Brighouse.

In 1872, they moved to Belle Vue Mills, Brighouse.

They closed down in 1909, and after a fire at their Calder Bank MILL on 29th January 1909, John Cheetham & Son bought the Belle Vue mill and was able to resume production quickly

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Barkers & CrabtreeRef B2074
Cotton spinners & manufacturers at Todmorden & Walsden.

In 1867, Luke Barker went into partnership with his brother, William, and Richard Crabtree and Thomas Cockcroft as Cockcroft Barker & Crabtree.

Later in 1867, Cockcroft left the partnership, and it continued as Barkers & Crabtree. They were at Wadsworth Mill [1869], Joint Stock Shed [1873], Friths Mill [1880-1888], and Dancroft Mill [1880].

In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working a 4-day week

Barkesland, MissRef B1059
[1297-13??] Daughter of Peter Barkesland.

She married Henry Gledhill

Barkesland, PeterRef B1019
[1269-1???] Or De Barsland.

Son of Thomas Barkesland.

He married Unknown [born about 1270].

Children:

  1. a daughter [b 1296] who married Henry Gledhill
  2. a daughter [b 1299]

Barkesland, Richard deRef B1015
[1200-12??]
Of Barkisland. He was an early member of the
Barkisland family.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Robert [b 1236]

Barkesland, ThomasRef B1017
[1234-1???]
Or Barsland.

Son of Richard de Barkesland.

He married Unknown [born about 1258].

Children:

  1. Peter
  2. John [b 1271] who married Matilda (?) 

Barkesland, William deRef B2963
[12??-12??]
The
Wakefield Court Rolls of 1275 record
William de Barkesland is in mercy for the escape of a mare and a foal in Mareschawe

BarkislandRef B27
District of Calderdale to the south of Halifax. The Ryburn forms the western boundary.

See Population, Sir Hylton Ralph Brisco, Parish statistics and Joshua Thomas Horton

The Barkisland familyRef B1878
Richard de Barkesland was an early member of the family

Barkisland AlmshousesRef B688
Crabtree recorded these as being occupied by 2 poor widows

Barkisland & Ripponden Railway StationRef B2762

Barkisland Board of GuardiansRef B2973
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Barkisland township have included

Barkisland Coal SocietyRef B2177

Barkisland Co-operative StoreRef B2176
Recorded in 1918

Barkisland Cricket ClubRef B1604
Formed in 1???.

The pavilion was bought from St Anne's Cricket Club, and later sold to Southowram Cricket Club

Barkisland CrossRef B743
The mediæval cross originally stood at the cross-roads further west. Only the 4 semi-circular steps – which formed the base of the cross – remain. They stand against the wall between Numbers 19 and 21 Stainland Road.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

Cross, Ripponden Bank

Barkisland HallRef B11
A Grade I Listed Building standing on Stainland Road in the Civil parish of Ripponden.

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant & Jeffrey Knowles

Barkisland Hall FarmRef B2553
Recorded in February 1896, when it was for sale at £2,000

Barkisland Local BoardRef B672
Established in 1863. The Council Offices were the former Old Poor House.

The Board was superseded by the Barkisland Urban District Council.

See Local Board and Benjamin Taylor

Barkisland LockupRef B3241
Stainland Road.

The Barkisland stocks stood outside the lockup.

The building is now a private house known as Stocks House, Barkisland

Barkisland Lower HallRef B1003
Stainland Road.

Dated 1629.

Extended in the mid-19th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Barkisland, Manor ofRef B249
The Savile family were lords of Manor of Barkisland from the middle of the 14th century. Henry Savile Fox was lord of the manor [1917]

Barkisland Old HallRef B727
Aka Barkisland Upper Hall.

Built about the time of Charles I, it belonged to the Bold family of Bold Hall in Lancashire.

Owners and tenants have included

When the hall was demolished, some of the plasterwork was moved to The Greave, Midgley. The plasterwork was dated 1596 MG DG for Michael and Dorothy Gledhill who were early owners of the Hall

Barkisland Overseers of the PoorRef B3043
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Barkisland

Barkisland Parish ChurchRef B202

Barkisland PinfoldRef B443
Stood at the gateway to the old Poor House.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Pinfold House, Barkisland and Pinfold

Barkisland Post OfficeRef B2345
Recorded in 1861 & 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Solomon Normanton, grocer

The present post office stands on the site of the earlier Barkisland Grammar School

Barkisland, Soyland & Rishworth Prosecution SocietyRef B2175
Prosecution society recorded in 1809.

See Rishworth Prosecution Society

Barkisland stocksRef B717
Stainland Road.

They stand outside what was the Barkisland lockup / Stocks House, Barkisland.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Barkisland Surveyor of the HighwaysRef B5240
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Barkisland included:

Barkisland Upper HallRef B1037

Barkisland Urban District CouncilRef B705
Established in 1895. Superseded the Barkisland Local Board

Barkisland WorkhouseRef B263
Scammonden Road. Built in 1827. A plaque over the door reads

This building was erected in AD 1827 by a Committee with the money arising from the coal in White Birch Farm in Northowram, of which the interest that arises therefrom, is to be distributed to such poor people of Barkisland as have no Parochial Relief

Barley, Lancelot CyrilRef B554
[1895-1918] Son of Harriet Gertrude & Joseph Ogden Barley of Levenshulme, Manchester.

Born in Manchester.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, and he served as a Sapper with the 21st Light Railway Company / 12th Operating Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [19th August 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at Croix-Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre, France [Grave Ref II A 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Barling, Rev JohnRef B29
[1804-1883] Born in Weymouth, Dorset.

He was a dissenting minister and proprietor of houses & other property in Halifax

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Barling, John RawlinsonRef B1757
[1835-1908] Son of Rev John Barling.

He was a solicitor.

On 16th November 1871, he married Emily Frances Wailes [1847-1912] in Marylebone, London.


Emily Frances was born in Husthwaite, near York, the daughter of Francis Wailes [1808-1882], barrister
 

In 1881, Emily & John were living in Poulton cum Seacombe, Cheshire. Emily is shown as a poet and author.

In 1891, the couple were living apart. Emily was living with her mother in Husthwaite; John was living in London.

Emily later became housekeeper for John Law, and they lived in York.

She died 26th April 1912.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £8,014 7/1d.

Probate was granted to John Feetham & Robert Feetham (stockbroker) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Barlow, J. E.Ref B1253
[18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1925-1931]

Barlow, JohnRef B30
[15??-16??] Local preacher. A native of Cheshire, and minister in Plymouth. He came to Halifax as lecturer and assistant to Dr John Favour at Halifax Parish Church. He published several theological works and sermons [1618] including
Hieron's last farwell

and

A Christian's last day is his best Day

and famously reminded the local gentry that

gentility consists not only in the cutting of a card, casting of a die, throwing of a bowl, watching of a cock, manning of a hawk, or in following after a deep-mouthed cry of hounds, but in good hospitality, virtuous actions and generous deeds

See Halifax Exercises

Barlow, JohnRef B428
[1855-1906] Son of William Barlow.

Born in Leeds.

He was a commercial traveller [1881].

In [Q2] 1878, he married (1) Clara Annie Howarth [1858-1883] in Halifax.


Clara Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ethel H. [b 1881]

Clara Annie died 1st January 1883 (aged 25).

He married Selina [1859-1925].


Selina was born in Trichinopoly, India
 

They lived at

  • 6 Hampden Place, Halifax [1881]
  • 7 Carlton Street, Halifax [1881]

John died 13th September 1906 (aged 51).

Selina died 6th December 1925 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1366] with John's parents

Barlow, Rev John ElliottRef B1255
[1906-19??] BD, BSc, MSc.

Curate at Southowram [1933, 1936].

On 9th January 1936, he married Kathleen Marshall from Southowram

In 1936, he left Southowram to serve at Thornhill Lees, Hepworth, Felkirk with Brierley, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Linton in Craven with Hebden, Skipton, and Queen Ethelburga's School, Harrogate

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Barlow, Lieutenant-ColonelRef B828
[1???-1812] He married Maria.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1811]

During the Napoleonic Wars, Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow served with the 2nd Battalion 44th Foot, and was killed at the Battle of Salamanca [22nd July 1812]

Barlow, Mrs MariaRef B487
[1786-18??] Born in Guernsey.

Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow married Unknown Her husband was killed [1812].

Later, Maria was a lover of Anne Lister in Paris.

In 1827, Anne, Maria and Maria's daughter Jane toured Italy

Barlow, Robert HilaroRef B810
[1844-1893] Born in Canterbury.

He was a Captain of the 68th Light Infantry.

In 1871, he married Christiana, daughter of Jeremiah Rawson.

He died at Stratford on Avon

Barlow, TelemachusRef B2881
[1841-1927] Son of Thomas Barlow.

Born at Pump, Southowram.

He was a stoker in the gas works [1871] / a blacksmith [1881] / a blacksmith in the gas works [1901, 1911].

In 1862, he married Mary Alice Culpan in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of John Culpan
 

Children:

  1. Ruth Ann [b 1863]
  2. John Thomas [1864-1895]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1870]
  4. Emily [1872-1909] who married Fred Barber
  5. Lydia [1875-1891]
  6. Eva [b 1877]
  7. Eliza [b 1879]
  8. Walter [b 1883]
  9. Annie [b 1887]

They lived at

  • 3 William Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 46 Martin [?] Street, Northowram [1881]
  • Fern Street, Boothtown [1901, 1911]

Mary Alice died 11th June 1915.

Telemachus died at Wheatley Lane [30th May 1927].

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

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Barlow, ThomasRef B2882
[1810-18??] Banksman in a Southowram quarry.

He married Ruth Mann [1817-18??].


Ruth was the daughter of
Robert Mann
 

Children:

  1. Lydia [b 1836]
  2. Selina [1839-1843]
  3. Telemachus
  4. Elizabeth [1843-1881] who married George Stirk
  5. Dardenus
  6. Mary Ann [1848-1915] who married Sam Aspinall
  7. Eliza [1850-1851]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Susan Wiseman

Barlow, Thomas J.Ref B566
[1876-1917] He was employed at Dean Clough dye works.

He lived at 14 Old Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Cambrai [26th November 1917] (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Barlow, WalterRef B1120
[1870-19??] Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

He was a Church of England preacher [1901].

He married Kate E. [1866-19??] from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Children:

  1. Reginald M. [b 1896]
  2. Albert E. [b 1898]

They lived at Springfield, Stainland [1901]

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Barlow, WilliamRef B577
[1819-1872]

He married Ellen [1818-1889].

Child: John

William died 1st March 1872 (aged 53).

Ellen died 14th January 1889 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1366]

Barmby, H.Ref B1524
[1912-1944] Son of Sarah Ann & Alfred Barmby.

Born in Dewsbury.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Jessica Beatrice Tiplady [1915-1984] in Halifax.

They lived at Upper Greetland.

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

He died 12th March 1944 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 7], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

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Barmforth, JohnRef B760
[16??-17??] From Northowram.

He married Mary Northend


Mary was the daughter of
Joseph Northend
 

Barnard, Rev Bertram ClaudeRef B1623
[18??-19??]
MA.

He trained at New College, London and at Edinburgh University before becoming Minister at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [1895, 1905]

Barnard, GeorgeRef B3044
[1930-2014] Born 4th February 1930.

He and Richard Barnes acquired the organ from Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland, and rebuilt it in the loft at George's home at Upper Wat Ing, so that his son Ian could practise.

Details can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register

He married Jean Gregory.


Jean was the daughter of Edwin Gregory
 

Children:

  1. Aileen
  2. Ian
  3. Pauline

They lived at

George died 19th June 2014

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Barnes ...Ref B448
The entries for people & families with the surname Barnes are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Barnes's: T. BarnesRef B2014
19/20th century billiard-table makers of Hall Street, Halifax

Barnett, AlfredRef B8830
[1854-19??] Son of Charles Barnett.

Born in Nantwich, Cheshire.

He was a draper [1901, 1911] / a partner in Barnett Brothers (with his brother Tom Barnett).

In [Q4] 1881, he married Jane Chartres [1855-19??].


Jane was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1882] who was a dressmaker's assistant [1901]
  2. Marion [b 1885] who was a clerk to draper [1911]
  3. Hilda [b 1888]
  4. Thomas Chartres [1890] who died in infancy
  5. Alfred Charles [b 1898]
  6. child who died young

The family lived at

  • 50 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 93 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

Barnett, Rev AnneRef B318
[1919-] She became England's first woman curate when she was appointed to Halifax Parish Church in 1973

Barnett, BenRef B309
[1901-1962] Born in Greetland [29th November 1901].

He was a confectioner [1931] / landlord of the Rose & Crown, Greetland [1948-1962].

On 8th August 1931, he married Edna Fossey at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Edna was the daughter of George William Fossey
 

Child: Christine E. [b 1935]

Ben died in 1962.

Edna took over at the Rose & Crown [1962]

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Barnett BrothersRef B2038
64 Briggate, Brighouse.

18th century drapery business which stood near the Black Bull (on the site of the present toilets).

Partners included

The business closed around 1972

This & associated entries use material contributed by Chris Helme

Barnett, CharlesRef B1465
[1816-1???] Born in Harlington, Cheshire.

He was a farmer of 111 acres employing 4 people & 1 sawyer [1861].

He married Elizabeth [1816-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1848]
  2. Harriet [b 1849]
  3. William [b 1851]
  4. Thomas
  5. Alfred
  6. Mary [b 1856]
  7. James [b 1858]

They lived at Hurleston Village, Nantwich, Cheshire [1861]

Barnett, John Albert DukeRef B3532
[1880-1962] Son of Ann Barnett and Thomas Firth Whiteley.

Born in Greetland [3rd August 1880].

On 20th September 1908, he married Rachel Ellen Hollas [1883-1975] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Rachel Ellen, from Greetland, was the daughter of Joseph Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Albert [b 1910]
  3. Ellen [b 1912]
  4. Dorothy [b 1918]
  5. John [b 1921]
  6. Kathleen [b 1923]

He died at 38 Spring Lane, Greetland. [26th September 1962]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £906 14/-

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Barnett, PCRef B1248
[18??-1???]
Todmorden police constable.

Recorded in 1876, when he was involved in the suicide of William Pearson

Barnett, Rev Russell S.Ref B474
[1920-] He served at Ulverston and at St Paul's, Kirkdale, Liverpool, where he was a mature entrant to the ordained ministry having served in the navy, before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1967-1977].

He was an enthusiast for the uniformed organisations, reviving the scout troop, and he saw the Ambulance station, formerly Holdsworth's Garage, at the top of Godfrey Road converted into the church hall.

He left All Saints' to become vicar of Great Orton with Aikton, west of Carlisle

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Barnett, Rev StephenRef B2497
[19??-] Minister at St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [2009] and Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden [2009]

Barnett, ThomasRef B1579
[1852-1926] Aka Tom.

Son of Charles Barnett.

Born in Acton, Cheshire.

He was a draper [1891] / a draper shopkeeper & dressmaker [1901] / a draper, dressmaker & milliner [1911] / a partner in Barnett Brothers (with his brother Alfred Barnett) / a general draper (in Briggate, Brighouse) [1921].

In [Q4] 1888, he married Ellen Singleton [1866-19??] in Nantwich, Cheshire.


Ellen was born in Banbury, Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Ellen [1889] who died in infancy
  2. Dorothy [b 1892]
  3. (possibly) Lucy [1893] who died in infancy
  4. Margery [b 1894] who was a bank clerk (with National &  Provincial Bank) [1921]
  5. Charles Singleton [1897-1900]
  6. Kathleen [b 1902] who was a female student [1921]
  7. Mary [b 1906] who was a female student [1921]

The children were born in Brighouse.

The family lived at

  • Ryburn Villas, Church Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 29 High Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 20 High Street, Brighouse [1908]
  • Ryburn Villas, 35 Church Lane, Brighouse [1911]
  • 35 Church Lane, Brighouse [1921]

Thomas died in Halifax [Q4 1926] (aged 74) 

Barnfield, James RileyRef B3410
[1871-1930] Born in Halifax. He was a bank manager [1901].

In 1899, he married Florence, daughter of George James Dell in Halifax.

In 1901, the couple were living with Florence's widowed father at the Castle Hotel, Halifax and Florence was Manageress

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Barnum, Phineas T.Ref B2997
[1810-1891] The Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Halifax on 27th May 1875

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The Baron family of WalsdenRef B4200
The family are recorded at Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden in 1688 and 1860.

Early members of the family included Mr Baron

Baron, AaronRef B1429
[17??-1809]
On 6th February 1809, he hanged himself in Priestwell Wood, Todmorden

Baron CobhamRef B1341

Baron, EdmundRef B1596
[1825-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a night watcher at rail station [1861] / a railway porter [1871] / a railway goods guard [1881].

He married Mally [1824-1???].


Mally was born in Stansfield.
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1846] who was a power loom cotton weaver  [1861]
  2. Sally [b 1848] who was a power loom cotton weaver [1861]
  3. Betsy [b 1852] who was a cotton weaver [1871] & married  John Marshall
  4. John
  5. Alice Ann [b 1862] who was a cotton weaver [1881]

The family lived at

  • Millwood, Stansfield [1861]
  • Broad Stone, Stansfield [1871]
  • 5 Broad Stone, Stansfield [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were son John & his family

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Baron HalifaxRef B636

Baron, HarryRef B667
[1889-1918] Son of John Baron.

Born in Cornholme.

He was a cotton weaver (living with his uncle John Marshall) [1911].

In [Q4] 1912, he married Gertrude Greenwood in Todmorden.


Gertrude was born in Bacup, the daughter of Thomas Greenwood
 

They lived at

  • 765 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1918]
  • 765 Burnley Road, Todmorden (the widowed Gertrude and her  brother Ernest) [1921]

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

He was missing and assumed to have been killed in France 30th March 1918.

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 32-34], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial. His brothers-in-law Bernard Greenwood & John Mason also died in World War I

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Baron, JamesRef B6990
[1746-1819] Son of Mr Baron.

He owned much property in Todmorden & Walsden.

He married Unknown.

They had no children.

He lived with Hannah Fielden.

They had 3 illegitimate children:

  1. daughter
  2. Samuel
  3. James

James died in 1819 [aged 73].

After his death, Hannah married James's brother Thomas Baron

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Baron, JohnRef B1157
[1821-1901] Of Burnley.

In [Q1] 1897, he married Hannah Halstead [1837-1918] in Todmorden.


Hannah was the daughter of
William Halstead
 

John died in 1901.


His burial place is not yet known
 

The widowed Hannah was living at 28 Park Road, Todmorden [1911].

She died at 47 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1st November 1918] & was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone with her parents

Baron, JohnRef B1574
[1860-1???] Son of Edmund Baron.

He was a stonemason in Broadstone [1879] / a stonemason [1881].

John is not recorded after 1881.

On 29th March 1879, he married Emma Greenwood [1856-1910] at Roomfield Baptist Chapel.


Emma came from Hanging Ditch, Todmorden.

She was cotton weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1880] who was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901]
  2. Charles Edmund [1881] who died in infancy
  3. Edith [b 1884] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  4. Ethel [b 1890]
  5. Harry Baron

The family lived at

  • 5 Broad Stone, Stansfield (living with John's parents)   [1881]
  • 7 Sefton Terrace, Cornholme [1901]

In 1891, the family – but not John – were living at 9 Glen View Street, Stansfield with John's sister Betsy and her husband John Marshall. Emma was shown as married but John Baron's whereabouts are not known

Living with Emma (now a widow) & the children [in 1901] were brother-in-law John Marshall. and his wife Betsy.

Emma died in Todmorden in 1910 (aged 54) 

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Baron, JosephRef B2253
[18??-1869] Of Littletown, Mount Tabor. He worked as a quarry borer at Scout Quarry.

On 12th February 1869, he was injured in an accident at the quarry. He died on 2nd March 1869 as a result of his injuries. He left a wife and 9 children. It was reported that

Since the accident, the poor woman has gone out of her mind

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Baron, MrRef B7230
[1???-1???]
A member of the
Baron family of Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Thomas

Baron Savile of ElandRef B369

Baron SomerleytonRef B631

Baron, Rev ThomasRef B1609
[17??-18??]
He served at Walkerfold [1879] and Forton [1882] before becoming Minister at
Moor End Congregational Church [1885]. He resigned in August 1903

Baron, ThomasRef B9201
[17??-18??] Son of Mr Baron.

He never married, but had 2 illegitimate daughters Peggy Greenwood and Mary Kershaw.

After the death of his brother James, he married Hannah Fielden, James's partner

Baron, ThomasRef B500
[18??-19??]
He lived at
Barsey Green, Barkisland.

The area was known as Tommy Baron's

Baron, WilliamRef B3057
[1790-1873] Or Barron.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a farmer [1841, 1851] / a farmer of 35 acres [1861].

On 31st December 1821, he married Hannah Whiteley [1801-1859] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah came from Soyland
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Mary [1827-8th May 1867] who had an illegitimate son  Thomas James Barron, and was buried with her brother  William
  3. William
  4. John [b 1833] who was a farm labourer [1851]
  5. Fanny [b 1835]

They lived at Firth House, Barkisland [1841, 1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851] was their granddaughter Menimeo [aged 8], and William's brother John [aged 48] (unmarried landed proprietor).

Hannah died 3rd November 1859.

Living with them [in 1861], was their granddaughter Sarah [aged 10].

In 1871, William was living with his son, William.

William died 16th April 1873.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Ref: 744]

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Baronet Akroyd of LightcliffeRef B3402
Created on 16th June 1920.

Baronet of KirkleesRef B373
The title is held by members of the Armytage family

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anna Best

BarowecloghbriggRef B382
See Barrowclough Bridge and Dumb Mill Bridge

Barr, Fulton CunninghamRef B593
[1894-1917] Son of Matthew Barr.

Born at Beith, Ayrshire.

He was a member of Bottoms Primitive Methodist Chapel, Walsden / a member of Walsden Parish Church / a picker maker [1911].

He lived at 646 Rochdale Road, Walsden.

During World War I, he was with the Hussars, and then and he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [10th May 1917] (aged 23).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [25th May 1917] reported his death.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother William also died in the War. Their 2 brothers also served

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Barr House, BarkislandRef B9501
Recorded in 1851 next to Barkisland Grammar School.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Joseph Lister [1851]

Barr, Joan ofRef B2209
[12??-13??]
Aka Joanna or Joan Barr. Daughter of Henry, Count of Barr, and Eleanor, eldest daughter of Edward I.

In 1306, she married John, the 8th Earl. The marriage was without issue and both parties sued for divorce

Barr, MatthewRef B1599
[1860-19??] Born in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

He was a calico block printer [1911] / a well-known naturalist.

In 1886, he married Mary [1863-19??].


Mary was born in Glasgow
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1892] who was an iron moulder [1911]
  2. Fulton
  3. Robert [b 1894] who was a cotton mule piecer [1911]
  4. Mary [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  5. Margaret [b 1899]
  6. William

The children were born in Scotland.

The 1911 census shows that they had had 9 children of whom 8 were still alive at that time

The family lived at

  • 646 Rochdale Road, Walsden [1911]
  • 12 Maitland Street, Walsden [1917]

Sons Fulton & William died in World War I. The other brothers also served

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Barr, WilliamRef B626
[1900-1918] Son of Matthew Barr.

Born at Beith, Ayrshire.

He was a member of Bottoms Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Walsden / a shuttlemaker at Vale Bobbin Mill, Cornholme.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1917], and was a bomb-thrower with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action after being in France for 2 months [24th July 1918] (aged 18).

The Todmorden & District News [9th August 1918] reported his death.

He was buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III BB 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Fulton also died in the War. Their 2 brothers also served

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Barrack Castle, IllingworthRef B1172
A row of 3 or 4 cottages where a small detachment of soldiers were billetted during the 1745 Rebellion. Recorded in the 19th century

Barrack Farm, IllingworthRef B3456

Barrack Tavern Lodge, HalifaxRef B3344
15 Charles Street, Causeway.

A lodging house formerly the Barrack Tavern, Halifax.

Edward Rawnsley was a beer seller here [1861].

In July 1884, Alfred Hinchliffe was summoned for harbouring known thieves, and for allowing the sexes to sleep together indiscriminately in his house. Chief Constable Pole said that reputed and convicted thieves had been in the habit of lodging in this house for some time

Barracks in HalifaxRef B700
In 1819, a warehouse at Ward's End belonging to a Mr Taylor was converted into a barracks.

This was one of the measures against the radicalism of the early 19th century.

In 1845, the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary was used as a barracks.

In 1851, there were 98 soldiers.

See Arden Road Barracks, Salvation Army Barracks, Halifax and Wellesley Barracks

Barraclough ...Ref B81
The entries for people & families with the surname Barraclough are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Barraclough & HighleyRef B2127
Woollen manufacturers of Southowram [1835-1868]

Barraclough BrothersRef B4050
Engineering company in Brighouse.

See Miles Sharp

Barraclough's: H. & S. BarracloughRef B3522
Music sellers, stationers, repairers and retailers of musical instruments. Recorded in 1869, when they were at West End, Sowerby Bridge

Barraclough's: William Barraclough & SonsRef B2318
Woollen manufacturers at Boys Mill, Halifax [1874]

Barrand, JamesRef B5450
[17??-18??] Of Warley.

He was a (wool) comber [1808].

On 15th May 1808, he married Ruth Pickles of Warley

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Barrand, WilliamRef B2505
[18??-18??] Alias Jim Long.

A worker in the abattoir.

On Thursday, 27th January 1853, bets were placed on his going from Halifax to Sowerby Bridge, and back, a total distance of about 5 miles, in the space of an hour and a half, carrying a load of beef weighing 9 stones [144 lbs]. He won the wager, £10, and completed the feat in 1 hour and 20 minutes

Barrass, HenryRef B3019
[1829-1894] Son of Mary & Joseph Barrass of Holbeck, Leeds.

Born in Holbeck.

He was a spinner [1851] / a railway servant [1861] / a railway porter [1871] / a labourer in iron works [1881] / an iron dresser in foundry [1891]

In 1854, he married (1) Hannah Robshaw [1830-1883] from Wakefield, in Leeds.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann Easter [1857-1915] who married George Dyson
  2. Ann Elizabeth [b 1860]
  3. John Henry [b 1863] who was a carpenter's apprentice  [1881]

In 1885, he married (2) Sarah Maria Priestley [1837-1???] from Bradley, Huddersfield, in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Daisy Croft, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
  • Lower Newlands, Rastrick [1871, 1881]
  • 22 Briggate, Brighouse [1891]
  • 6 Clifton Road, Brighouse [1901]

Living with the widowed Sarah (grocer) [in 1901] was her sister Ruth Cookson [aged 61] and brother-in-law James Cookson [aged 60] (a fried fish dealer).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

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Barratt, AbrahamRef B996
[16??-17??] He lived at Limed House, Shibden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Peter [b 1704]

Barratt, CharlesRef B1543
[18??-19??]
LLB.

Halifax solicitor with Halifax Corporation [1934].

He qualified in June 1931

Barratt, JamesRef B301
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Black Bull, Elland [1850s, 1861]

See Grantham Park, Rastrick

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Barratt's: W. Barratt & Company LimitedRef B2538
Boot and shoe maker and dealer at 3 Corn Market, Halifax [1936]

Barratt, WilliamRef B140
[1808-1858] He was a clogger / landlord of the King's Arms, Sowerby [1847-1858]

On 7th May 1832, he married Hannah Naylor at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1832-1833]
  2. Mary Ann / Mary Hannah [1833-1873]
  3. Ellen [1835-1893]
  4. Charles [1838-1888]
  5. Hannah [1845-1878]

William died 14th December 1858.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100 to Hannah.

After his death, Hannah took over at the pub [1861]

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Barre, Dr Chevalier Anthony Balasconi de laRef B630
[1805-1869] Or Bernusconi.

Born in Switzerland. He lived at John Street, Halifax. He was a surgeon dentist.

In 1858, he established an engineering business in Well Lane, Halifax. He patented and manufactured several inventions, including cylindrical fulling machines and steam presses.

He married Susannah [b 1817].

The couple lived at 112 New Bond Street, London [1861]

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Barret, EdwardRef B3437
[17??-18??] Hatter in [1792-96]

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Barrett ...Ref B446
The entries for people & families with the surname Barrett are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Barrett & CompanyRef B2023
34-36 Winding Road, Halifax. Engineering company and hardware merchants founded in 1860.

The business was taken over in 1895, when Allan Haigh founded Allan Haigh & Company Limited

Barrit Hill, RippondenRef B757
Lane Head Road. Mid 18th century house

Barrit, TimothyRef B1569
[1825-1???] Son of John Barrit, a farmer.

He was a weaver of Old Edge, Heptonstall [1851].

On 16th March 1851, he married Grace Speak.


Grace, of Lower Fold, Heptonstall, was the daughter of
William Speak
 

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Barritt, CyrilRef B899
[1906-1943] During World War II, he served as a Bombardier with the 80 Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

He died 13th January 1943 (aged 37).

He was buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Kong Hong [Grave Ref VI H 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barritt, WilliamRef B3491
[1???-1862]
He was a cow-jobber at Swallowshaw, Stansfield.

He fell down the stairs at the White Hart Inn, Todmorden, and died from the effects of the injuries

Barron ...Ref B1898
The entries for people & families with the surname Barron are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Barron's: A. J. Barron LimitedRef B5500
Fruit and vegetable merchants and wholesalers at the Piece Hall. Established by Alfred John Barron.

The business closed in the 1990s.

See J. Barron

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Barron & LewinRef B2012
Patent agents at Palatine Chambers, Halifax [1905, 1924].

Partners included C. A. Barron and F. Lewin. They were also at Huddersfield. After Barron died, the Halifax office closed, and Lewin became to sole owner

This & associated entries use material contributed by Peter Lewin & Alan Longbottom

Barron's: J. Barron LimitedRef B1750
Fruit and potato merchants at Halifax Borough Market [1915]

See A. J. Barron

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Barron's: Joseph Barron & SonRef B1217
Accountancy firm in Sowerby Bridge. Established by Joseph Barron

Barrow, Rev Arthur Edmund John BurtonRef B1321
[1878-19??] Born in Staveley, Derbyshire.

He was Curate at Halifax [1911] and Vicar of St Mary's Church, Lister Lane [1912]

In 1908, he married Dorothy Kitty St Clair Feilden [1883-19??] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Dorothy Kitty came from Shepperton
 

Child: John Christopher Henry [b 1910]

They lived at 22 Clare Road, Halifax [1911]

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Barrow, D.Ref B1200
[18??-1917]

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

He was killed in action [1st May 1917].

Barrow, HarveyRef B1634
[1856-1936]

In [Q1] 1919, he married Elizabeth Schofield in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
James Schofield
 

They lived in Midgley.

Harvey died 6th March 1936 (aged 80).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A33] with Elizabeth's parents

Barrow, Isaac NimrodRef B1010
[1836-1895] Born in Southowram.

He was a carter [1871].

In [Q2] 1861, he married Frances Maude [1835-1???] in Halifax.


Frances was the daughter of
Joseph Maude
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Henry [b 1864]
  2. John [b 1866]
  3. Fanny M. [b 1869]
  4. Mary A. [b 1871]

They lived at 32 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were Frances's parents

Barrow, JohnRef B1605
[1796-1859] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone getter [1851].

He married Miriam [1802-1871].


Miriam was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1829] who was a flag facer [1851]
  2. Henry [b 1831] who was a flag facer [1851]
  3. Naamah [1834-7th May 1852] who was a card setter [1851]
  4. Jacob [1837-5th February 1861] who was a doffer at mill  [1851] & died in Galapore, India
  5. Joe [b 1841] who was a doffer at mill [1851]
  6. John [1844-17th June 1854]

They lived at New Street, Southowram [1851].

John died 31st January 1859 (aged 63).

Miriam died 20th February 1871 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-Q14]

Barrow, MichaelRef B765
[15??-16??]
He lived at
Fields Farm, Norland and Fallingworth Hall, Norland

Barrowby, John MainpriceRef B1711
[1806-1876] Born in Hull.

He was Master at Dr Hall's School, Boothtown for 45 years [1831, 1865].

On 15th April 1837, he married Elizabeth Seed [1817-1879] at Birstall.

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was an Assistant master in Grammar  School BA (Cantab) [1861]
  2. Eliza Jane [1841-1863]
  3. Mary Helena [1850-1876] who assisted in the school [1871]
  4. Charles E. [b 1853]

They lived at

  • School House, Northowram [1841]
  • 5 Hall Street, Northowram [1871]

In 1881, their sons were living in Hayfield, Derbyshire.

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

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Barrowclough, AlfredRef B647
[1???-1???]
His name is recorded on a fragment of his gravestone, which is incorporated into the garden wall of a house in Sowerby.

Like fragments from other gravestones in the garden, it (possibly)  comes from Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel Graveyard.


Question: Does anyone know anything about Alfred or his family?

 

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

Barrowclough BridgeRef B451
As Barowecloghbrigg, this was the 15th century name for Dumb Mill Bridge

Barrowclough, ChristopherRef B2830
[1???-1545]
Of Hipperholme.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Humphrey [Vmfraye]
  2. John
  3. Isabell
  4. Agnes

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Barrowclough, FrederickRef B1810
[1834-1906] Born in Bradford.

He married Sarah [1837-1905].


Sarah was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte [b 1864] who was a coating weaver [1901]
  2. James [b 1874] who was a brickworks labourer [1901]
  3. Edna [b 1876] who was a dress maker [1901]

They lived at

  • 7 Parker Street, Halifax [1901]
  • Claremount [1905]

Sarah died 1st August 1905 (aged 68).

Frederick died 4th January 1906 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A9]

Barrowclough, JonathanRef B889
[17??-1???]
Coiner

Barrowclough, JosephRef B44
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a lock and key manufacturer at Swine Market, Halifax

Barrowclough, RichardRef B94
[15??-16??]
Wealthy landowner who paid £13 6/8d in
composition fines

Barrowclough, SamuelRef B1625
[17??-1???]
He was a travelling preacher in the Methodist New Connexion before becoming Minister at
Stainland Chapel [1789]

Barrowclough, SamuelRef B637
[17??-1???]
A weaver of Hilo, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Theophilus
  2. Dionysius (daughter) [bapt Sowerby 11th June 1786]

Barrowclough, TheophilusRef B540
[1783-1847] Son of Samuel Barrowclough.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [6th July 1783].

He was apprenticed to Jonathan Hanworth, shoemaker of Todmorden [1796].

He married Hannah.

Child: 1. Samuel [1813-1858].

They lived at Norland.

Theophilus died in Halifax [Q4 1847].

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

Barry, AlwynRef B573
[1922-1943]
Son of Beatrice & John Barry of Ingrow, Keighley.

Born in Bingley.

He was educated at All Saints' Day School, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 85th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was captured at Singapore.

He died in a POW camp in Thailand [23rd October 1943] (aged 21).

He was buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 9 D 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Barry, Sir CharlesRef B35
[1795-1860] British architect who designed Halifax Town Hall – his last great work – and many other buildings including the Shaw Lodge mills of John Holdsworth & Company Ltd, the terrace at West View Park War Memorial, Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, the Houses of Parliament with Pugin [1852], Pentonville Prison, the Reform Club in Pall Mall, and Trafalgar Square fountains. Barry died before seeing the completed Town Hall (or the Houses of Parliament), and his son – Edward Middleton Barry – completed the Halifax building and added a mansard roof

Barry, Edward MiddletonRef B34
[1830-1880] Son of Sir Charles Barry.

He completed Halifax Town Hall after his father's death in 1860

Barry, JamesRef B1384
[1873-19??] Born in Idle, Bradford.

He was a cotton & woollen piece maker-up [1901] / a piece dyer's labourer [1911].

In 1899, he married Sarah Connolly [1874-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1902]
  2. Francis [b 1905]
  3. Annie [b 1907]
  4. John [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 9 South Bank Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Albion Square, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were sister-in-law Rose A. Connolly [b 1870] (flax spinner) & her son James Connolly. Nephew James was still living with them in 1911

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Barry, John ShafteRef B1683
[1862-1???] MA.

Born in Allahabad, India.

He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1890].

In 1891, he was a boarder with the widowed Mrs Hannah Wass at Osborne Grove, Lightcliffe

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Barry, ThomasRef B2574
[1843-1890] Born in Ireland.

He was a carpet finisher [1871] / a carpet finisher (unemployed) [1881].

In 1861, he married Mary Kelly [1842-19??] from Mayo, Ireland in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John T. [b 1866] who was a brass moulder (unemployed)   [1881]
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1870]

They lived at

  • 7 Chapel Fold, Halifax [1871]
  • 47 Winding Road, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 King Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1903]

Living with them [in 1871] were several lodgers, including Thomas Barry [aged 60] (shoemaker, born in Ireland).

Living with them [in 1881] were 36 lodgers.

Mary was widowed by 1891.

She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 6 lodgers including Mary Kelly [aged 76] (relative, widow, hawker born in Ireland) and Martin Kelly [aged 40] (stone mason's labourer born in Ireland) [1891].

Living with her [in 1901] were lodgers: Edward O Barry [aged 53] (mason born in Ireland), Bridget Gludey [aged 75] (born in Ireland), and Mary J Wilburn [aged 38] (born in Manchester).

She was a worsted weaver factory hand [1901].

She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 8 lodgers [1903]

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Barsby, Frances ElizaRef B2940
[1880-1907] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

She and her sister Priscilla were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family. The epitaph records that she was

of West End House

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Barsby's: P. & F. E. BarsbyRef B2938
Established by Priscilla Barsby and Frances Eliza Barsby. Costumiers, dressmakers and general and fancy drapers at West End House, Patmos, Todmorden [1913]. Their advertisement described the business as
The oldest baby linen shop in the town

Barsby, PriscillaRef B2939
[1870-1926] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

She and her sister Frances Eliza were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family

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Barsby, ThomasRef B3194
[1845-1924] Born in Leicester.

He was a cabinet maker [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]. He was retired by 1901.

In 1869, he married Emma Louisa Greenwood [1843-1926] from Langfield.

Children:

  1. Priscilla
  2. Frances Eliza

The daughters became drapers, dressmakers and milliners and partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

They lived at

  • Willow Bank or Cross Bank, Stansfield [1871]
  • 13 Union Street, Langfield [1881, 1891]
  • 26 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1871] 1881, 1891 was an aunt Eliza Fielden [aged 59] (born in Sheffield).

Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

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Barsdorf, ErnestRef B251
[1872-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

He changed his surname to Barton.

He was a ventilating engineer & manufacturer [1901, 1911] / a candidate in Hipperholme for election to the Urban District Council  [1914].

He was described as


of Alexandra Works & Hopwood Lane [1916]
 

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Barsdorf, HenryRef B196
[1862-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

Baptised 19th March 1862.

He was a mechanical draftsman in Old Trafford [1915].

In 1915, he changed his surname (by deed poll) to Barstow.

He married Ann Sherrington.

Children:

  1. Leonard William [b 1886]
  2. Leslie [b 1890]
  3. Cissie [b 1893]

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Barsdorf, PhilipRef B241
[1868-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

He changed his surname to Barton.

He was in the export yarn trade [1901] / a yarn merchant [1911] / a partner in the firm of Barsdorf & Mack of Bolton Road,  Bradford, which ceased trading in 1929

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Barsdorf, SolomonRef B3161
[1822-1881]

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Barsdorf, WalterRef B275
[1874-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

Born 7th August 1874.

He was learning fruit & flower growing at St Peter Port, Guernsey [1901] / a managing clerk (ventilating works) [1911] / unemployed and proposing to become a dealer in bulbs [1923].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

He was living apart from his wife & children [1923].

After several court appearances he was imprisoned for failure to maintain his dependents [1924]

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Barsey Green, BarkislandRef B499
Farmhouse. It was a part of the Lightcliffe Royd estate. In the early 20th century, it was occupied by Thomas Baron

Barsford, WillieRef B656
[1892-1916]
Of Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

He was employed by Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd / a member of St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a member of St John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], but because he was in a reserved occupation at Grange Foundry, he was sent back to work. He enlisted later, and served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Fusiliers.

He died 7th October 1916 (aged 24).

BarslandRef B36
Alternative spelling of Barkisland

Barstow ...Ref B663
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The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Barstow, Midgley & LordRef B2126
Legal firm at Equitable Chambers, Halifax. Recorded in 1662

See William Henry Lord

Barstow, Sowerby BridgeRef B699
An early name for Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge

Bartey, CharlesRef B3321
[1853-1903]
In April 1903, he was travelling down Ovenden Road in his horse-drawn wagon. The wagon was said to be travelling at great speed when he fell off. He was taken to the
Ovenden Cross, Ovenden but died shortly afterwards

Bartholomew, Rev William HerbertRef B338
[18??-1???] MA.

Vicar at St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1894]

Bartlam, Rev William ErnestRef B1675
[1857-1942] Son of Ann & William Henry Bartlam of Aston, Warwickshire.

Born in Handsworth, Staffordshire.

He was curate at St Matthew's Church, Hammersmith [1896] before becoming Vicar of Luddenden [1909, 1914].

In August 1926, he resigned and retired to Llwyngwril, Merioneth.

In [Q2] 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Storer in West Bromwich.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Birmingham
 

Child: Eric Walter [b 1892] who was a student at Cambridge [1911] and was ordained in California [1915]

William Ernest died in Birmingham [Q2 1942] (aged 86) 

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Bartle, HarryRef B1535
[1916-1942]
Son of Annie Bartle, and nephew of Mr A. V. Bartle of Northowram.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 17th February 1942 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 16]

Bartle, IkeRef B3335
[18??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1906]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Bartle, JamesRef B1673
[17??-18??]
Minister at
Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1779-1784]

Bartle, JohnRef B749
[16??-17??] From Northowram.

He married Hannah Northend


Hannah was the daughter of
Joseph Northend
 

Bartlett, J. E.Ref B657
[1???-191?]
He was educated at
Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Bartlett, Rev JohnRef B1612
[1829-1???] Born in Portsea, Hampshire.

He trained at New College, London and served as an Independent minister of Angel Chapel, Worcester [1861] before becoming First Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1870].

He married Mary [1830-1???] from Salisbury.

They lived at

  • 25 Foregate Street, Worcester [1861]
  • 3 Park Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1874]
  • 14 Oxford Street, Nottingham [1881]

He moved to Nottingham [1875] and to London [1883]

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Bartlett, WilliamRef B1967
[1807-1873] Born in London.

He was a pensioner [1871].

He married Mary [1815-1900].


Mary was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1852]
  2. John [b 1857] who was a mill hand [1871]

The family lived at 12 Fielding Street, Mile Thorn, Halifax [1871].

William died 13th August 1873 (aged 66).

Mary died 14th May 1900 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1281]

Bartley, DennisRef B902
[1919-1939]
Son of Annie (née Miles) & Thomas Bartley.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 270 Battery 68 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He served as Bartclay.

He died 14th September 1939.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone. [17 44].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barton, AlbertRef B964
[1923-1943]
Son of N & Rufus Barton.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [20th July 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref IV G 36].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Barton, Rev Charles HairbyRef B1236
[1849-1930] Son of Elizabeth Baccus (née 1819-1875) & Septimus William Barton 1887-19??, a chemist.

Born at Trafford Park [1847].

He was a clerk in a cotton warehouse in Stretford / vicar of Waterhouses, Durham [1881]. before becoming Vicar of St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1891, 1892].

He was vicar at Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901].

On 7th October 1880, he married Isabella Gilmour MacKeith [1858-1909] at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Glasgow.


Isabella was born in Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Margaret (née Mcghie) [1832-1909] & William Mackeith [1816-1872]
 

They lived at

  • Newhouse Cottages, Lanchester, Durham [1881]
  • St Mary's Vicarage, Saw Hill, Sowerby [1891]
  • The Rectory, Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901]

Isabella died at Bridge, Kent [26th January 1909].

Charles died in Canterbury, Kent [30th September 1930]

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Barton Farm, SowerbyRef B1216

Owners and tenants have included

  • James Walsh [1853]

The Halifax Guardian [Saturday 27th August 1853] advertised


Sale by Auction on 7th September 1853.

Barton Farm and land in Sowerby with several closes of land in the occupation of James Walsh

 

Barton, FrankRef B1020
[1852-1938]

He married Anna Maria [1854-1913].


Anna Maria was the daughter of
John Mackerill
 

Anna Maria died 17th April 1913 (aged 59).

Frank died 15th February 1938 (aged 86).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1562] with Anna Maria's parents

Barton's: J. & J. BartonRef B523
Builders at Brighouse. Partners included John Barton Snr and John Barton Jnr.

The partnership was dissolved in May 1864

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Barton, JamesRef B1553
[1857-18??] Born in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire.

He was an engine driver (steel works) [1891].

In [Q3] 1883, he married Hannah Jane Muffett [1861-1???] in Barrow in Furness.


Hannah was born in Colne Bridge
 

Child: William Edward

They lived at 35 Walney Road, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire [1891].

Hannah married Joseph Frederick Burrows

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Barton, JohnRef B3198
[1821-1???] Born in Cartmel, Lancashire.

He was a builder (employing 6 men) [1851] / a builder (employing 8 men) [1861] / a partner with son John in J. & J. Barton [until  1864] / a builder [1871]

In 1841, he married Lydia Davies [1817-1???] from Liverpool, in Liverpool.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George Edward [b 1853] who was an architect's apprentice  [1871]
  3. Emily Lydia [b 1856]

They lived at

  • Windhill, Idle, Bradford [1851]
  • Waring Green, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
  • 16 Bradford Road, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]

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Barton, JohnRef B3199
[1843-1???] Son of John Barton.

Born in Wood Church, Cheshire.

He and his father were partners in J. & J. Barton

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Barton, William EdwardRef B1264
[1889-1916] Son of James Barton.

Born in Barrow-In-Furness.

His father died, and his mother married Joseph Frederick Burrows.

William Edward took his stepfather's surname and was known as William Edward Barton Burrows.

He was a labourer in steel foundry [1911] / employed by J. M. Bowman / Bowman's at Old Lane, Halifax.

He lived at

  • 22 Gerrard Street, Halifax
  • Clare Street, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and and he served as a Gunner with the 110th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He was sent to France [October 1915], and never came home on leave again.

He was killed in action [19th October 1916] (aged 27).

The Halifax Courier [11th November 1916] reported his death with a photograph


[his] brother was a sergeant in a howitzer battery of the Royal Field Artillery, and a brother-in-law went out with the original Expeditionary Force and was wounded at La Basse
 

He was buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref U 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Barton, William JohnRef B341
[18??-19??] He was a brewer [1901, 1905].

See William Ambler

BarumRef B1041
An open sewer which ran through Barum Top and Crown Street, Halifax in the 19th century

Barum House, HalifaxRef B37
House built at Harrison Road / Barum Top in 1???.

Owners and tenants have included

It was demolished [??] in 1877 to widen Bull Close Lane.

It was demolished in 1938

See Barum Top

Barum Top, HalifaxRef B490
House at Barum Top.

People recorded here include:

See Barum House, Halifax

Barwell, ArthurRef B1667
[1879-1915] Son of John Barwell.

Born in Southowram [21st December 1879].

He was a worsted bobbin setter [1819] / a flag facer (quarry) [1901] / a hewer in a stone quarry [1911].

In [Q1] 1906, he married Celia Hannah Brown [1881-1954] in Halifax.


Celia Hannah was born in Claremount
 

They lived at 8 Camden Street, Horley Green Road [1911].

Arthur died 21st November 1915.

In 1924, Celia Hannah married (2) Greenwood Clay.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A35]

Barwell, JackRef B1676
[1918-1943] Son of Lily & John Charles Barwell.

Born in Boothtown [6th August 1918].

He was a top filer (worsted) [1939].

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 1st Maritime Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 9th March 1943 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 80 2]

Barwell, JohnRef B1674
[1855-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1881, 1891] / a stone dresser (quarry) [1901].

Around 1879, he married Annetta [1855-19??].


Annetta was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1879] who was an apprentice brass finisher  [1901], a brass finisher [1901]
  2. Arthur
  3. Ethel [b 1887] who was a half-timer / worsted bobbin  setter [1901]
  4. John [b 1889] who was a half-timer / worsted bobbin  setter [1901]

They lived at

  • 38 New Street, Southowram [1881]
  • New Street, Southowram [1891]
  • Mount Pleasant, Southowram [1901]

Barwell, John CharlesRef B524
[1888-1955] Born in Southowram [12th December 1888].

He was a carter / a disabled soldier (no work) [1921] / a horse driver (carter).

He married Lily [1892-19??].


Lily (possibly née Smith) was born in Boothtown [8th October 1892]
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1911]
  2. Hilda [b 1913]
  3. Lillian [b 9th March 1915] who was a French drawing  (worsted) [1939] & [Halifax Q1 1944] married Robert H. Boden
  4. Willie [b 1917]
  5. Jack
  6. Nellie [b 15th June 1923] who was a worsted twister  [1939] & married [Halifax Q1 1945] Donald Main
  7. Edna [b 22nd September 1931]

The family lived at

  • 1 Collier Toppin, Halifax [1921]
  • 30 Beechwood Drive, Illingworth [1939]

John Charles died in Halifax [Q3 1955] (aged 55) 

Barwell, WilliamRef B570
[1843-1883]
Shoemaker.

Born in Weldon, Northamptonshire.

He lived at 9 Abbey Street, Halifax.

He died 24th June 1883.

He was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

BarwoodRef B729
Are between Friendly and Luddendenfoot

Bascomb, A.Ref B1309
[1876-1???] In 1886, the 10-year-old boy was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of T. H. Farrar at Hebden Bridge on 26th July 1886

Basin Stone, TodmordenRef B39
Natural rocky outcrop on Langfield Common above Todmorden with a large rocking-stone. The stone was used by itinerant preachers.

In 1842, A. W. Bayes painted a Chartist meeting which was held here when Ben Rushton addressed the crowd. The painting hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall

The Hudsonites held their annual meetings here on Spaw Sunday

Baskervile, JohnRef B1107
[16??-16??]
Curate at
Rastrick [1666]

Baskerville, EdwardRef B3033
[16??-17??] A Midgley clothier.

He owned Lacey Hey Farm, Midgley [1699]

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Baslow, JonathanRef B1541
[1793-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

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Baslow, WilliamRef B1542
[1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

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Basnett, AndrewRef B1899
[1869-1946] Of Leeds

In [Q3] 1922, he married Edith Brook in Leeds.


Edith was the daughter of
Samuel Edwin Brook
 

Andrew died in Leeds [20th March 1946] (aged 76) 

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/576] with Edith's sister Amy.

An Edith A. Basnett died in Leeds [Q3 1951] (aged 84) 

Bassett, ArthurRef B3330
[19??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1939-1946]. He won caps for Wales and for Great Britain while at Halifax, and, in 1946 against Australia

Bassinder, Thomas LawrenceRef B319
[1903-1966] Born in Mansfield.

He married Isobel Rigg [1905-1954] in Doncaster.

Isobel died 13th October 1954 (aged 49).

Thomas died 23rd August 1966 (aged 62).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-E32]

Bastide, DavidRef B3200
[1835-1913] Son of Lewis Bastide.

Born in Elland.

He was a pupil-teacher at a National School in Elland [1851] / a schoolmaster [1861, 1871, 1881] / a certificated school master [1891] / a retired schoolmaster [1901, 1911].

In 1857, he married Emma Rhodes [1833-1915] in Halifax.


Emma came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emmeline Elizabeth [b 1861]
  2. Annie [b 1862] who was a teacher of music & painting  [1901]
  3. Harry
  4. Rhoda [b 1868]; who was a dress maker [1891]
  5. Florence [b 1869] who was a teacher in voluntary school  [1901]
  6. Arthur [b 1870] who was a solicitor [1901]
  7. Ernest [b 1875] who was a chemist's apprentice [1891]

They lived at

  • All Saints School House, Dudwell, Skircoat [1861]
  • Dudwell Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1871]
  • Land? Post Office Yard, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • 100 Southgate, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]

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Bastide, DavidRef B536
[1878-1918] Son of William Lewis Bastide.

Born in Elland.

He was a grocer's assistant [1891] / a clay miner [1901].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Annie Crossley in Halifax.

They lived at 56 Southgate, Elland [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers 20th (T.F.) Depot. He was wounded in action [1st May 1918], and died the following day [2nd May 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [4th May & 11th May 1918].

He was buried at Elland Cemetery (C 169) [6th May 1918].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

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Bastide, H.Ref B1789
[18??-19??]
Established
Rawroyds Mill Company at Elland

Bastide's: H. Bastide & CompanyRef B2228
Legal firm at Albany Chambers, Halifax [1905]. Partners included Harry Bastide

Bastide, HarryRef B1545
[1866-1944] Son of David Bastide.

Born in Salterhebble, Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth Grammar School [1881] He qualified as a solicitor in May 1888. He was a solicitor [1891, 1934] / partner in H. Bastide & Company.

In 1890, he married Mary Elizabeth Ford [1865-1917] from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Children:

  1. Ernest Percival [b 1895]
  2. Norman Ford [b 1897]
  3. Winifred Mary [b 1901]
  4. Hilda Annie [b 1903]

They lived at

  • 16 Victoria Road, Elland [1891]
  • 24 Victoria Road, Elland [1901]
  • Strathlea, Victoria Road, Elland [1911]

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Bastide, LewisRef B3201
[1804-1866] Born in Leeds.

He was a weaver [1841] / a hand loom weaver (woollen) journey man [1851] / a woollen hand loom weaver [1861].

On 29th May 1825, he married Elizabeth Chadwick [1806-1855] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1831]
  2. David
  3. William Lewis

They lived at

  • Eastgate, Elland with Greetland [1841]
  • Quebec Street, Elland [1851, 1861]

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Bastide, William LewisRef B1666
[1837-1887] Son of Lewis Bastide.

He was a joiner [1861, 1871, 1881].

In [Q2] 1861, he married Phoebe Crowther [1837-1891] at Elland Parish Church.


Phoebe, of Elland, was the daughter of Benjamin Crowther, stone dresser
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [b 1863] who was a woollen spinner [1881], a cloth  dyer [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1866] who was a cotton reeler [1881], a cotton  reeler [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1869] who was a cotton reeler [1891, 1901]
  4. Edgar [b 1871] who was a clay miner [1891]
  5. Lucy [b 1874] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
  6. David

They lived at

  • 35 Portland Street, Elland [1871]
  • Portland Street, Elland [1881]
  • 7 Portland Street, Elland [when son Lewis was head of the  household 1891]
  • 18 South Gate, Elland [when Emily was head of the  household 1901]

William Lewis died in 1887.

Phoebe died in 1891

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Bastow, DrRef B1648
[1794-18??] In 1807, he started work as a stable-boy for a Halifax surgeon.

He then trained as a card maker with John Goldthorp.

In 1815, he was a journeyman.

In March 1820, he entered the army, and was discharged after 2 months.

He later set up business as an apothecary.

In 1822, he went on trial for practising as an apothecary in Halifax without having qualified or being licensed. He was fined £20

Bastow, JamesRef B1630
[1767-1836]
Of Southowram.

He married Ann [1772-1846].

James died 30th September 1836 (aged 69).

Ann died 18th September 1846 (aged 74).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-L20], with granddaughters Ann Aspinall [1843-12th July 1926] & Emma Mallinson [1845-31st October 1926]

Bastow, Rev JonathanRef B1679
[18??-18??]
From Madison College, USA. Minister at
Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [May 1862]. He served for a few months

Bastow, NormanRef B1687
[18??-18??]
He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Bate, AlbertRef B14
[1893-1918] MM.

Son of David Bate.

Born in Halifax.

He was a player / member of Ovenden Club / a wire drawer's apprentice [1901, 1911] / a wire drawer at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and he served as a Corporal with C Depot Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, Royal Artillery & Tank Corps.

He was gassed and wounded in the arm [4th July 1917], and hospitalised in Long Eaton V.A.D. Hospital.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]


for bravery in a bombing raid on 12th-13th June, together with a recommendation card from the General and the ribbon from his C.O. He had previously received a recommendation card for distinguished service in the field [14th-17th November 1916]
 

In [Q2] 1918, he married Catherine O'Hare.

He died of wounds at Catterick Military Hospital [4th July 1918] (aged 24).

The Halifax Courier [14th July 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 505].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. and on the Memorial at North Parade Baptist Church.

His cousin Harry Bate also died in the War

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Bate, Rev AlexanderRef B666
[15??-1674] Of Chelford, Cheshire.

He became Curate at Lightcliffe [1661-1673].

Heywood includes him in his list of the great number of wretched drunken preachers at Lightcliffe.

He was the second husband of Mary Northend, Mrs Holdsworth.

He lived at – and owned – various properties in the district, including

He also owned land in Cheshire

Bate, DavidRef B1376
[1871-1???] Son of John Bate.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire.


In 1891, both David & his brother Thomas Bate were lodgers with Mary Speak
 

He was a wire drawer's labourer [1901] / a wire works labourer [1911].

In 1893, he married Christiana Lowe at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Christiana was the daughter of Tom Lowe
 

Children:

  1. Albert
  2. Sarah Ellen [1895-1901]
  3. Ethel [b 1903]
  4. Lilian [b 1907]
  5. Gertrude [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 42 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 41 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was brother sister-in-law Mary Ann Lowe

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Bate, HarryRef B1426
[1895-1917] Son of Thomas Bate.

He was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade / a member of Stannary Boys' Brigade / a member of St John's Ambulance Brigade / an apprentice at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 61st Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

He served in the Dardanelles & France.

He was killed in action in a night bombing raid [29th October 1917] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [10th November 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref X A 1].

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

His cousin Albert Bate also died in the War

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Bate, JohnRef B1381
[18??-1???] He was nail maker [1893]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. David
  3. Harry Bate [b 1876] who was a wire tester [1901]

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Bate, ThomasRef B718
[1868-1926] Son of John Bate.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire.

He was a blacksmith's labourer [1901] / a gas stoker [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Florence Emma Loney [1870-1956] in Halifax.


In 1891, both Thomas Bate and Florence Loney were lodgers with Mary Speak
 

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Edith Mary [1898]
  3. Christina [1900]
  4. Willie [1902]
  5. Arthur [1907]
  6. Robert [1911]

They lived at 43 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax.

Son Harry died in World War I. His nephew Albert Bate also died in the War.

Thomas died in Halifax [Q3 1926] (aged 58).

Florence died in the Don Valley [Q1 1956] (aged 85) 

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Bateain, NorthowramRef B3050

Batehayne, NorthowramRef B609
Property owned by Thomas Fourness [1480].

The name may be from Old Norse words bait and hegn, meaning pasture enclosure and has other forms including Bate End, Batehaynes, Baitehayne, Baint Hame, and Bateain.

On Fourness's death, the property passed to the owners of the Manor of Shelf Hall.

In 1655, the Halliday family leased the property from the Dearden family.

The Hallidays found clay here and established a pottery. The will of Richard Halliday [1778] mentions coal mines here.

In 1872, Tom, son of Isaac Halliday gave up the lease on the property.

See Ebenezer Redman

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Bateley, GeorgeRef B1980
[18??-18??]
He was landlord of the
Brown Cow, Elland [1881]

Bateman ...Ref B285
The entries for people & families with the surname Bateman are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bateman & ShawRef B2861
Carpet manufacturers at Berry Lane, Halifax [1816]. Partners included Joseph Bateman

Bates ...Ref B366
The entries for people & families with the surname Bates are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bates family tomb, HalifaxRef B2771
A table tomb at Halifax Parish Church.

This bears memorials to many members of the Bates family of Halifax, including Judith Bates and her husband, William Turney

Bates & GarsedRef B2320
Damask manufacturers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874]

Bates & NortcliffeRef B2021
Manufacturer of high and low-carbon wire at Perseverance Mill, Brighouse [1915-1963].

The business was taken over by Hawkins & Tipson Group [1962] and moved to the Leopold Wire Works, Brighouse [1963] to join Royston's

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Bates & SheardRef B2504
Engineers at Halifax. Partners included T. Bates, S. Sheard, and J. Sheard.

In 1852, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Bates & WhiteleyRef B65
Card makers.

Partners included W. Bates and J. Whiteley.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1822

Bates & WilliamsonRef B51
Common brewers at Warley.

Partners included Henry Bates and Henry Williamson.

In June 1852, the business was declared bankrupt

Bates's: Ely Bates & CompanyRef B2752
Merchants at Gibbet Hill [1829]. Partners included Ely Bates

Bates's GiftRef B1139
Brian Bates bequeathed a sum of 20/- per annum from his estate in Blackledge Steel known as Yeathouse. The payments continued until 1813

Bates's: J. C. Bates & Sons LimitedRef B2039
Brighouse motor business. Established by James Cocksedge Bates in the 1920s. The company is still selling cars at Bradford Road, Brighouse today

Bates's: John & William BatesRef B2266
Quarry owners at Park Quarry, Pellon [1905]

Bates's: Michael Bates & SonsRef B2154
Bakers and confectioners at Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1905] Established by Michael Bates and his sons

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Bates's: Timothy Bates & CompanyRef B2119
Founded by Timothy Bates at Bank Foundry in 1786.

It was one of the oldest engineering firms in the district.

George Bates carried on the family business after his father's death [1823].

In 1834, Joseph Pollit, his grandson, took over the company.

In 1865, he was joined by Eustace Wigzell, and the company became Pollit & Wigzell

Bates's: William Bates, Son & Company LimitedRef B1196
Engineers, manufacturers of textile machinery, brass & iron founders.

Established in 1820.

Partners included William Bates, Nathaniel Bates, Charles William Bates, and C. Bates.

They were at

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Bateson, FrederickRef B3551
[1871-1954] Son of George Bateson.

Born in Eccleshill, Bradford.

He moved to Ripponden during the late 1870s with his father.

George came to work on the railway at Rishworth.

Frederic worked in various jobs, including selling firewood etc door to door, and caretaker of a Temperance Hotel in Horbury [1901-1902], but mostly as a paper finisher.

In 1894, he married Ellen, daughter of Benjamin Berry.

In 1907, he emigrated to the USA, travelling on the Lusitania on the ship's fourth crossing of the Atlantic, leaving his wife in Ripponden. He returned the following year, due to health problems. These may have related to his wife, who suffered from a heart condition.

He was an insurance agent in Ripponden, [1911] / a member of Sowerby Town Council [1919].

By 1921, he was operating a bus service between Rishworth and Sowerby Bridge. He had three buses: a Ford [a converted lorry], a Leyland, and a Vulcan.

It is said that, when income from the rival tram service from Triangle to Sowerby Bridge dropped sharply, he was told that if he did not agree to operate only from Rishworth to the tram terminus at Triangle, then the tram services would be withdrawn.

In August 1922, he applied to Sowerby Town Council for a license to operate motor buses but this was ignored by the council because they had not been informed by the Department of Transport as to the conditions that should be imposed.

He served as Chairman of the Special Sewerage Committee / representative for Sowerby Town Council on the Sowerby Bridge &  District Education Committee / the Local Old Age Pensions Committee.

In December 1924, one of his buses was struck from behind by a bus owned by rivals Hirst's, and the conductor was killed. Within 8 weeks, he had sold his buses to the Ryburn Garage & Transport Company of Sowerby Bridge, who applied for a license in their own name.

He then bought Delph Field farm at Kebroyd. He farmed there until 1932 when his wife died. He rented out the farm but continued to keep a few hens on one corner of the property.

He died in 1954 [aged 83]

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Bateson, GeorgeRef B3553
[1824-1895] From Bradford.

During the late 1870s, he and son Frederick moved to Ripponden. George went to work on the extension of the railway to Rishworth, which was begun in 1873.

He was a farmer.

He married Sarah Teale.


Sarah had 2 sons by her previous marriage: John Benjamin Simpson and George William Simpson
 

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Isaac
  3. Abraham
  4. Joe
  5. Eliza-Anna
  6. Betsy
  7. Mary
  8. Sarah-Ann
  9. Emily

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Bateson, IsaacRef B3560
[1866-1951] Son of George Bateson.

Born in Eccleshill [29th August 1866].

He was an engineer.

He married (1) Lily Wadsworth [1866-1891] at Zion Congregational Chapel, Ripponden.


Lily was born in Soyland [28th September 1866]
 

Lily died in Sowerby Bridge [8th February 1891] after giving birth to son Harry [31st January 1891].

On 14th January 1892, he married (2) Lucinda Hallowell [1868-1???] in Ripponden.


Lucinda, a cotton recter, was the daughter of Joshua Hallowell, cotton twiner
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 8th December 1893]
  2. George [16th January 1896-1951] who became an Alderman in  Keighley
  3. Nellie [b 3rd November 1898]
  4. Ernest [b 3rd February 1911]

Except for son George, who stayed in England, the family emigrated to the USA, sailing from Liverpool [22nd July 1913] aboard S/S Franconia.

They went directly to Detroit, Michigan; they had friends in that area and work was available.

Isaac became a mill engine man in Detroit.

Isaac died in Ypsilanti, Michigan [11th February 1951]

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Bateson, JohnRef B2738
[12??-1337] In 1337, a case is recorded at the York Assizes in which

Robert and John Copley, sons of John Copley, were accused with John, son of Robert of Tong, for slaying John Bateson, son of Bartholomew the lister of Halifax, at Woodkirk on the Wednesday before the feast of St Peter ad Vinculum

See Bate the Lister and John Lister

Bathe, Phyllis deRef B1184
[1869-1948] CBE.

Youngest daughter of General Sir Henry de Bathe Bt.

In 1887, she married Sir Savile Brinton Crossley.

During World War I, she was matron of Crossley and Chevely Park hospitals.

She was interested in horses and horse-racing

Batho, JamesRef B1871
[17??-18??]

He married Elizabeth [1777-1865].

Child: Thomas

Elizabeth died 10th June 1865 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2102] with great-granddaughter Emma Batho [1870-4th February 1921].


Details of James's death / burial place are not yet known
 

Batho, JamesRef B1420
[1856-1939] Son of Thomas Batho.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boot rivetter [1881].

He married Mary Ann [1865-1942].

Child: Leonard

James died 14th June 1939 (aged 83).

Mary Ann died 17th June 1942 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [Grave Ref: A/R20]

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Batho, LeonardRef B723
[1896-1914] Son of James Batho.

He was a member of Illingworth Church & Sunday School & Church Lads' Brigade.

He was a Territorial for 2 years.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [24th September 1914] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the family grave at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [Grave Ref: A/R20], on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

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Batho, ThomasRef B1872
[1808-1893] Son of James Batho.

Born in Market Drayton, Shropshire [11th January 1808].

He was a corporal in the 80th Shropshire Regiment of Foot; the brigade were  based in Manchester to help quell riots [1835] / discharged from the Army [12th September 1848] & became a Chelsea  Pensioner / landlord of the Isle of Skye Inn between  Holmbridge & Marsden [1851] / landlord of the Wessenden Head Inn [1851] / a tailor [1871] / Chelsea pensioner & house agent [1881] / an army pensioner [1891].

On 21st August 1835, he married Eliza Leach [1817-1896] at Manchester Parish Church.


Eliza was born in Huddersfield
 


In 1840s, the family moved to Australia where Thomas was guarding prisoners firstly on board a prison ship and then on the mainland.

Later in the 1840s, they moved to India to help quash the Sikh mutiny

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [born in Australia 1840]
  2. Charles Henry [born in Australia 1842]
  3. Hannah (Annie) Maria [1848-18th August 1907] who was born  at Lahore, East India, & was a boot top stitcher [1881]
  4. James
  5. Lewis [b Halifax 1861] who was a house painter [1881]

They lived at

  • 75 Rhodes Street Halifax [1871]
  • 73 Rhodes Street [1881]
  • 83 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1891]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was granddaughter Emma Batho [1870-4th February 1921] who was a dressmaker [1891].

Thomas died 5th January 1893.

Eliza died 17th November 1896 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2102] with Thomas's mother

BathsRef B234

Batie, Mrs Hannah LongbottomRef B304
[1844-1936] Born at Bradshaw. Née Hannah Longbottom.

She became known as a Spiritualist.

She was a pupil, and later a teacher, at Mount Tabor Wesleyan School. She started work as a dressmaker and began to practise as a medium in 1862. She toured throughout the north of England, and claimed her grandfather spoke through her. Between 1900-1904 the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle reports that she gave several talks at the Spiritualist Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge

In 1877, she married Joseph Batie.

In 1878, she went to the USA with her husband who went into business with his two brothers.

In 1896, they returned to England and she continued giving audiences at Winding Road Spiritual Mission.

She was said to be the oldest medium in England.

After Joseph's death, she lived at 1 Dike Side, Houldsworth, Halifax [1911].

She died at 16 Roils Head Road, Halifax.

She was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [29th April 1936], alongside her husband

Batie, JosephRef B3239
[1845-1907] Born in Urpeth, Durham.

In 1877, he married Hannah Longbottom in Halifax.

They had no children.

In 1878, he and his wife went to the USA to go into business with his two brothers. In 1896, they returned to England.

He was a church caretaker [1901].


Question: Could this be the St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax on Alma Street?

 

They lived at

  • 20 Alma Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 57 Prospect Place, Mount Tabor [1907, 1936]

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [31st May 1907], alongside his wife

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The Batley family of HalifaxRef B1939

Batley, Charles HarrisonRef B2978
[1786-1835] Harrison was his paternal name.

He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge [1810] / a barrister / a solicitor in Halifax / MP for Beverley [1826].

He owned Savile Hall which he leased to James Edward Norris [1830]. Batley's widow inherited the estate and sold it to Norris for £1,928.

He lived at Fitzroy Square, London [1829-1833]

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Batley, Frank MitchellRef B1958
[1865-1915] Son of Joseph Batley.

Born in Halifax.

He was collector for the Guardians [1901] / collector / law valuation officer for the Poor Law Guardians [1911].

In [Q2] 1888, he married Lily Newell [1866-1938] in Halifax.


Lily was born in London
 

Children:

  1. Alan [b 1891]
  2. Kathleen [b 1893]
  3. Cyril who died 25th June 1889 (aged 17 days) & was buried  with his Batley grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery  [Plot 1178]
  4. Keith Scott [b 1899]

The family lived at 3 Stirling Street, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Frank died Q1 1915 (aged 50).

Lily died Q4 1938 (aged 73).

They both died in Halifax

Batley, JeremiahRef B1226
[1???-1???]
He was Master of
Heywood's School

Batley, JeremiahRef B7310
[17??-1810] Of Bull Close, Halifax.

He lived at Lamb's Conduit Street, London.

He died at his home in Masham [30th October 1810].

An obituary noted that

In 1780, he wrote and later published a letter to Mr Wyville on the subject of parliamentary reform, and afterwards published several other political tracts which were approved and admired for their acuteness and moderation, by able distinguished individuals of different parties

Batley, JohnRef B1368
[1651-1717] A Halifax salter.

He (possibly) married Susannah.


His wife was the daughter of Mary and ?? Broadley
 

Children:

  1. Grace [bapt 20th August 1678; d 1733] who married  Richard Walker
  2. Thomas [1683-1702]
  3. Jeremiah
  4. James
  5. Mary
  6. Susannah

They lived at Bull Close, Halifax.

John left Upper and Lower Brownhirst to his eldest son, Jeremiah - see Brownhirst, Ovenden.

The epitaph on the memorial for members of the family in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

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Batley, John HenryRef B1144
[1847-1927] He was President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited / first President of Thornhill Briggs Working Men's Club, Brighouse / official of the Sowerby Bridge United District Flour Society Limited [1911].

He retired 28th April 1911.

He lived at Manley Street, Brighouse

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Batley, JosephRef B476
[1837-1897] Born in Halifax [3rd November 1837].

He was a rope maker [1871].

He married Hannah [1832-1906].


Hannah was born in Halifax [9th March 1832]
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1851-1921] who was a carpet setter [1871]  
  2. Louisa [1855-1932] who was a carpet setter [1871]  
  3. Jane Annie [1865-1902]
  4. Frank Mitchell

The family lived at Barleycorn Square, Halifax [1871].

Joseph died 20th April 1897 (aged 60).

Hannah died 3rd August 1906 (aged 74).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1178]

Batley, KathleenRef B1318
[1927-1946] A mill-worker from Sowerby Bridge.

She was killed by a shot from a pistol which she was examining at her home

Batley, Manor ofRef B658
Several properties in Shibden – including Horner House, Shibden - were in the Manor of Batley

Batt, E. A.Ref B1303
[19??-19??]
He lived at
Woodleigh, Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. James Eric Henry who married [1953] Dagmar Maria  Wright from Accra, Gold Coast

Batt, ElizabethRef B854
[1???-16??]
Daughter of Robert Batt of
Oakwell Hall, Birstall.

She was the second wife of Dr Richard Marsh.

She died in childbirth

Batt, HenryRef B333
[15??-15??] He lived at Batt Hill, Halifax. In 1570, he moved to Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Batt Hill, HalifaxRef B332
Haley Hill. Property owned by Henry Batt. It was later known as Haley Hill, Halifax

Batte, RichardRef B2624
[13??-14??]
He was
Constable of Northowram.

In 1401, he and his fellow officers attested that

Richard de Mekesburgh had opened the soil of the Lord in Shibden and acquired sea coals there without a licence

Batters, FlorenceRef B1191
[1883-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was (possibly) one of the children who came to the district to work at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She was a worsted drawer [1901].

She lived with Mary Mitchell [1901]

Batterton, Charles EdwardRef B8
[1871-1903] Son of Robert Edward Batterton, painter.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carter of New Bank, Northowram [1892] / a general labourer [1901].

In 1892, he married Martha Owens [1872-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Haley Hill, Northowram, was born in Manchester, the daughter of
Edward Owens
 

Children:

  1. Robert Edward
  2. John William [b 1896] who was a clipper at carpet works  [1911]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted  spinner [1911]
  4. Charles Henry [b 1899] who was a part-time worsted doffer  [1911]

They lived at

  • 24 Cross Hills, Halifax [with Martha's widowed father  1901]
  • 24 Cross Hills, Halifax [1911]
  • 16 Pearson Street, Halifax [1917]

Charles Edward died in Halifax in 1903 (aged 31).

Martha had a daughter Vera Batterton [born Q3 1910]; father unknown

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Batterton, Robert EdwardRef B1443
[1893-1917] Son of Charles Edward Batterton.

Born in Halifax.

He was working at a firebrick works [1911] / employed by Brooke's Limited at Hipperholme.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Bridget T. Smith in Halifax.

Child: John W. [b 1915]

They lived at 15 York Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [August 1915], and was transferred he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

His 2 brothers were serving in France.

He was wounded [April 1917] and went back to France [in September].

He was killed at the Battle of Cambrai [20th November 1917].

He was buried at Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquières, France [Grave Ref II B 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Battinson, AdamRef B3234
[1786-1868] Born in Wilsden.

He was a woolcomber at Warley [1827] / a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 24 acres [1851].

In 1827, he married Sarah Atkinson [1805-1870] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah came from Stairburn
 

Children:

  1. Susannah Atkinson [b 1829]
  2. Adam
  3. Sarah [b 1843]
  4. Jane [b 1847] who married William John Kay
  5. William [b 1851]

They lived at Upper Height, Ovenden [1841, 1851].

Adam died in Ovenden [25th June 1868].

Sarah died in Ovenden [21st February 1870].

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

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Battinson, AdamRef B1709
[1809-1869] Born in Colne, Lancashire.

He was landlord of the Duke William, Halifax [1850] / landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1855] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1853-1868] / Councillor for Market Ward [1860] / landlord of the Corporation Arms, Halifax [1864] / an Alderman for the Southowram Ward [1866].

See Battinson Street, Southowram and Henry Edmunds

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Battinson, AdamRef B130
[1836-1896]

He married Lydia [1811-1885].

Lydia died 25th February 1885 (aged 74).

Adam died 26th October 1896 (aged 60).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1156]

Battinson, AdamRef B3236
[1840-1904] Son of Adam Battinson.

Born in Ovenden / Mixenden.

He was a market warehouseman [1871] / a mill manager [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a farmer & attendance officer [1901].

In 1864, he married Ellen Eastwood [1836-1902] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Luddenden
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1867]
  2. John Adam [b 1871]
  3. May [b 1876]

They lived at

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Battinson & CompanyRef B2322
Machine woolcombers at New Brunswick Mill, Halifax [1874]

Battinson, GeorgeRef B2817
[18??-18??] He lived at Savile Road, Halifax [1874]

Battinson, George AdamRef B3235
[1842-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was a master woolcomber (by machinery) [1871] / a director of the Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society [1872]  / a share broker [1881] / a stock broker [1901] / a gentleman of private means [1911].

In [Q1] 1869, he married Eliza Wood [1842-1930] in Halifax.


Eliza was born in Halifax
 

They lived at

  • Craven Edge, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 3 North Park Terrace, Manningham, Bradford [1881]
  • Boarding house at 5 Templeton Place, Kensington, London [1901]
  • Boarding house at 12A Earls Court Square, Kensington, London  [1911]

A George A. Battinson died in Exeter [Q3 1915] (aged 73).

An Eliza Battinson died in Bath [Q3 1930] (aged 89) 

Battinson, Hannah WilliamsonRef B1360
[1831-1897] (Possibly) daughter of Adam Battinson.

She married J. H. Pedder. She died after a long and severe illness in Wellington, New Zealand

Battinson, Isaac WilliamsonRef B2323
[1839-1919] Son of Adam Battinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a woolcomber [1868] / a machine woolcomber [1871] / a retired wooltop manufacturer [1881] / living on his own means [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1865, he married Mary Hirst Baldwin [1836-1902] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Dyson [b 1866]
  2. David Dyson who died 17th December 1868 (aged 13 months)   
  3. Barbara Dyson [b 1869]
  4. Ada [b 1870]
  5. Barland Dyson who died 24th May 1876 (aged 6 years)   
  6. Edith Mary [b 1871]
  7. Louis [b 1873]
  8. Helena [b 1874]
  9. Kathleen Dyson [b 1875]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1153] with Walter Orange Metcalfe Bingley.

The family lived at

  • 13 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871, 1874]
  • 28 Talgarth Road, Fulham [1881]
  • 35 Glendwr Road, Fulham [1891]
  • Naseby, Willesden, Middlesex [1901]
  • 16 Lisgar Terrace, Fulham [1911]

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Battinson's: J. & G. BattinsonRef B2321
Woolstaplers and top makers at Cross Church Street, Halifax [1874]

Battinson Road School Baths, HalifaxRef B2904

Battle, RebeccaRef B66
[1770-1817] Born near Brough in the East Riding.

She married Captain Jeremy Lister. Her money bought their estate, Skelfler in East Yorkshire.

In later years, her drinking caused unhappiness in the family.

She was buried at Market Weighton

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Batty ...Ref B178
The entries for people & families with the surname Batty are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Battye, Charles BryanRef B1769
[1928-1998] Landlord of the Royal Oak, Luddendenfoot [1956-1962]

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Battye, JoeRef B1881
[1877-1944] Landlord of the Rose & Crown, Stainland [1931-1932]

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Battye, SamuelRef B1260
[17??-18??]
A member of
Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse. He taught singing at the church and the school there

Battye, StanleyRef B1418
[1920-1941]
Son of Florence & Herbert Edward Battye of 12 Mellor Street, Brighouse.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School & Rastrick Grammar School / employed by H. C. Whitehead at Bailiff Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Tank Regiment Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 6th.

He died 6th January 1941 (aged 21).

He was buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 8 D 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton

Baugh, Rev William JosephRef B1065
[1841-1916]

In [Q3] 1874, he married Frances Charlotte Briggs at Newton Abbot, Devon.


Frances Charlotte was the daughter of
William Briggs
 

They lived at 4 Carlton Terrace, Exeter [1877]

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Baum, WilfredRef B1407
[1920-1943]
Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baum of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 183rd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 17th March 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref 4 B 20]

Baume ...Ref B143
The entries for people & families with the surname Baume are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Baume's: W. H. Baume & CompanyRef B2324
Confectionery and biscuit manufacturers established around 1868 by William H. Baume.

The business was at Northgate, & St James's Road, Halifax.

William Henry died 13th June 1877 (aged 28).

After his death, the business went into liquidation with a meeting of the creditors at the White Lion Hotel, Halifax [11th June 1877].

William Baume took over the business, and announced this in the Halifax Courier [Saturday 18th August 1877]


Mr W. Baume begs to inform his friends and public that having succeeded to the business of Biscuit Manufacturer carried on by the late Mr W. H. Baume, St James's Road, Halifax, is prepared to supply his Celebrated Yorkshire Thin Cakes and other Plain and Fancy Biscuits in every variety.

All letters addressed to Mr W. M. Baume, Steam Biscuit Works, St James's Road, Halifax

 

In 1884, the business was taken over by William Greenwood

Bawden, John L.Ref B1836
[18??-1???]
Recorded in 1881 when he performed interments at
Lister Lane Cemetery

Baxendale ...Ref B479
The entries for people & families with the surname Baxendale are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Baxter ...Ref B177
The entries for people & families with the surname Baxter are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Baxter & CompanyRef B3088
Halifax solicitors. Recorded in 1886, when they were acting in a lease on Fenny Farm, Hipperholme

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Baxter & GrangerRef B2006
Carpet and linoleum retailers at 7 Cheapside, Halifax [1905]. Established by James Baxter and Peter Granger.

They are also listed as school satchel, market bag and hassock manufacturers at Queen Street, Halifax [1905].

They were at 7 and 9 Cheapside, Halifax [1920], Prince's Arcade, Halifax [1936, 1942], New Brunswick Street, Halifax [1936], and 5 Market Street, Halifax [1936, 1942].

Their Market Street premises were at the top of Prince's Arcade, roughly where W. H. Smith now stands

Baxter (Halifax) LimitedRef B2425
Carpets and curtains business at 1 George Street, Halifax [1937]

Baxter House, NorthowramRef B3170
Numbers 17 & 19 Baxter Lane, Northowram. Late 17th century house built by Jeremiah Baxter.

See John Halliday

Baycliff LimitedRef B4571
Fancy leather manufacturer and saddle-bag makers.

They were at Skircoat Road [1936] and Akroyd Place, halifax [1952]

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The Bayes family of LumbuttsRef B1918
William Bayes was an early member of the family

Bayes, Albert BenjaminRef B844
[1835-1916]

He was born in Lumbutts, the son of William Bayes, and lived in Bradford, Todmorden and Brighouse.

See R. H. Ashworth

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Bayes, Alfred WalterRef B410
[1832-1909] Son of William Bayes.

Born in Lumbutts.

He was schoolmaster at his parents' school in Lumbutts [1851] / an artist in oil colours [1881].

Around 1850, he moved to London to pursue his artistic career. He studied at Heatherley's Art School, and made money from book illustration.

By 1858, he had exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, and the New Watercolour Society.

He was a Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

His painting of a Chartist meeting at the Basin Stone hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall.

He married Emily Ann, daughter of James Fielden.

Children:

  1. Emmeline [1867-1957] who became a fashion designer
  2. Walter [1869-1956] who became an artist
  3. Gilbert
  4. Jessie

All the children were born in London.

The family lived at 21 Adelaide Road, Hampstead [1881].

He died as a result of being knocked down by a taxi-cab in London.

He left an estate of £1,646

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Bayes's AlmanacRef B843
An almanac first published by A. B. Bayes in 1873.

See Local Newspapers

Bayes, Gilbert WilliamRef B375
[1872-1953] Son of Alfred Walter Bayes.

Born in St Pancras, London.

Todmorden sculptor. He was President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (PRBS) / Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Painter in Watercolours  (HRI) [1918] / a Member of the Art Workers Guild [1896] & Master of the Guilde  [1925-1926] / Vice President of the Incorporated Association of Architects &  Surveyors [1939-1944].

His work includes

He wrote Modelling for Sculpture: a book for the beginner [1930]

In 1906, he married Gertrude Smith [1870-1952] who was also a sculptor, in Farnham.

Child: Eleanor Jean [b 1909]

They lived at

  • 40 Boundary Road, Hampstead, London [1911]
  • 4 Greville Place, London NW6 (now known as Bayes House)   [1931-1953]

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Bayes, James AustinRef B3251
[1871-1954] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist & druggist [1901, 1911].

In 1900, he married Mabel Lizzie Horton [1870-1954] in Luton.

They lived at

  • Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire [1911]
  • Hendon, Middlesex [1954]

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Bayes, JessieRef B1714
[1876-1970] Daughter of Alfred Walter Bayes.

She became a miniaturist and illustrator.

At the time of her death, she was writing the Bayes Saga

Bayes, Walter RobertRef B3250
[1870-1912] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at the Friends' School, Ackworth [1881] / a reporter & letterpress printer [1891]

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Bayes, WilliamRef B1713
[1799-1851] He came from Northamptonshire.

He was a leather worker.

He moved to Todmorden where he was an early member of the Bayes family of Lumbutts.

He was a shoe maker [1841] / head of a school at Lumbutts [1850].

In 1826, he married Hannah Uttley at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1827] who died young
  2. Isaac [b 1829] who died young
  3. Albert Benjamin
  4. Alfred Walter

In 1851, after William's death, Hannah was school mistress at the school, Alfred Walter was schoolmaster, and Albert Benjamin was school mistress's assistant

They lived at Lumbutts, Langfield [1841, 1851].

Bayfield, Rev BenjaminRef B2310
[1808-1866] On 8th June 1841, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Waterhouse, in Halifax.

He lived at Soyland [1845].

He was Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1841-1847].

He left Ripponden to serve at Shinfield, Berkshire.

He died at Halifax. He was buried in the Waterhouse Vault at Halifax Parish Church

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Bayley Hall, HalifaxRef B2736
Recorded in 1707, when the Stancliffe family acquired the property from John Bottomley.

See Bailey Hall, Halifax

Baylis, FrankRef B933
[1890-1918] Son of John Baylis.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a woollen raiser [1911] / employed by Edwards & Rawson at Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge.

On 26th December 1912, he married Frances Hunter [1888-1916] in Halifax.


Frances was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. Annie [1913] who died in infancy
  2. Leslie [1914-1915] who died in infancy

The children were born & died in Halifax.

The family lived at 20 Undercliffe Terrace, Halifax.

Frances died Q4 1916 (aged 28).

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles, Egypt, Palestine & France.

He was killed in action at the Battle of Lys [29th April 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd June & 29th June 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Roll of Honour at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Church.

His brother John also died in the War

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Baylis, JohnRef B1764
[1834-1919] Born in Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales.

He was a farmer [1881] / a gardener [1891] / a worker on the land [1901].

He married Ann [1845-19??].


Ann was born in Llangum, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William [b 1866]
  3. Christiana [b 1868]
  4. Mary E. [b 1869]
  5. George [b 1872] who was a butcher [1891]
  6. Edward [b 1874] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
  7. Fred [b 1875] who was a woollen apprentice [1891]
  8. Laura [b 1877] who was a cotton reeler [1901] & married  Joe Ratcliffe
  9. Frank [b 1879] who was a worsted apprentice [1891]
  10. Arthur [b 1886] who was a pattern maker [1901]
  11. Reginald [b 1889]

They lived at

  • Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]
  • 18 Cemetery Road, Elland [1891]
  • 35 Park Road, Elland [1901]

John died in 1919 (aged 82) 

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Baylis, JohnRef B932
[1865-1950] Son of John Baylis.

Born in Wales.

He was a gardener [1888].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Annie Maria Pollington [1866-1937] in Tonbridge, Kent.


Annie Maria was born in Tonbridge
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1889]
  2. Frank
  3. John

They lived at Darnes Avenue, King Cross [1911].

Sons Frank & John died in World War I

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Baylis, JohnRef B1457
[1892-1918] Son of John Baylis.

He worked for Clay Brothers, woollen manufacturers.

In [Q2] 1918, he married Amy Siddall in Halifax.

They lived at 36 New Marsh, Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to the Front 3 times.

He was wounded [12th October 1918] and went into the American Hospital, France, where he died of his wounds [1st November 1918] (aged 26).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th November & 30th November 1918].

He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII M 11A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross.

His brother Frank also died in the War

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Baylis, NicholasRef B1213
[16??-1???]
The name is variously transcribed as Bayley Or Batley. Of Baildon.

He married Mary, daughter of Michael Best.

Heywood comments that


they lived for a while at Mountain and helped to waste the property
 

Baylis, WilliamRef B2234
[18??-19??]
Florist, seedsman, nurseryman and landscape gardener at Edwards Road, Pye Nest [1905]

Baynes, JamesRef B2605
[17??-18??]
Listed as a Halifax Gent [1791]

Bazley-White, JohnRef B1481
[1878-1940] See John Bazley White

Bazzanti, NiccolòRef B510
[1802-18??]
Florentine sculptor who made a lifesize marble bust of a veiled lady which can be seen in
Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The bust has been said to be of Edward Akroyd's wife Elizabeth,

Alongside are busts of Edward Akroyd and William Wordsworth, (possibly) also by Bazzanti

BDARef B671
Abbr: Bradford Dyers' Association

Beach, CyrilRef B1393
[1925-1944]
Son of Rose & Herbert Beach of 16 Bracewell Drive, Wheatley.

He was educated at Ovenden New School / an apprentice butcher with J. D. Ward of Bank Top, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Capel.

He was lost [26th December 1944] (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed in the Channel by German Submarine U-486, with the loss of 76 of her crew, including her commander, 8 officers, and 67 men

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 81 3], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beacon ClubRef B2026
A 19th century gentleman's club held at the Corporation Arms, Gibbet Street, Halifax. The members entertained each other by singing, playing musical instruments, and reciting. John Hartley was a member and found fame when he recited here

Beacon Firelighting CompanyRef B2296
Firelighter manufacturers at West View Road, Boothtown [1905]

Beacon Hill, HalifaxRef B43
The hill which rises to 864 ft above sea-level, and overlooks Halifax from the east

Beacon Hill House, HalifaxRef B628
Refreshments were sold here in the late 19th century

Beacon Hill Recreation Ground, HalifaxRef B2516
Recorded in 1936

Beacon Hill Round Barrow, BarkislandRef B654
Ringstone Edge. A Bronze Age burial mound – a bowl barrow – about 90 ft by 65 ft across and 5 ft high.

In 1907, a part of eastern edge of the mound was removed when a wall was built. During excavations at that time, 2 urns, burned bone and charcoal were found

Beacon Hill TunnelRef B188
Railway tunnel on the line from Halifax to Bradford which goes underneath Beacon Hill.

It is 1,105 yards long, in Neo-Norman style.

It was constructed in 1846-1849 for the West Riding Union Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company and opened in 1852.

On 11th November 1854, William Clay was killed as he was walking through the tunnel, taking a shortcut from Halifax to his home in Hipperholme.

On 27th December 1908, there was an incident in which a train jumped the rails just outside Halifax Railway Station, blocking Beacon Hill Tunnel and dislodging masonry which fell into the yard of J. & J. Baldwin Limited.

On 12th June 1935, platelayers Arthur Bairstow & Norman Wilkinson were struck by a train while working in the tunnel; Mr Bairstow later died in the Infirmary.

See Beacon Hill Viaduct, Halifax and Benjamin Gommersall

Beacon Hill Viaduct, HalifaxRef B1891
Carries the railway line from Halifax Station to the Beacon Hill Tunnel.

It originally had 9 arches of which 3 at the north-east end are blocked

See Charlestown Viaduct, Halifax

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Beacon Lodge [No 4066] Masonic LodgeRef B2799
Masonic Lodge. Consecrated in 1920 as a daughter Lodge of the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge.

They met on the first Thursday of the month.

They were at the Freemasons' Hall, Halifax [1937].

Officers of the Lodge have included

  • A. Pulman – Master [1937]

Beacon PanRef B116
The popular name for the beacon on Beacon Hill

Beacon productsRef B2224
Beacon was a trademark of Law & Crossley Limited

Beacon Radio Manufacturing Company LimitedRef B2532
Radio engineers. Makers of
Atlas... the good honest radio

at 75 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1936]

Beacon, Th'Ref B694
Aka Beacon Almanac.

Almanac containing prose and verse compositions, edited by Arthur William Bickerdike and published around 1873

Beacon Welter HandicapRef B1487
See Halifax Race Course

Beaconsfield Centre, HalifaxRef B2748
A referral unit for disruptive children established in the former Caddy Field Board School when that closed in the 1980s.

It was later converted into flats and known as Beaconsfield

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Beacroft-Mitchell, JohnRef B2523
[1976-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2009-2010]

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Beal, William HenryRef B107
[1848-1930] Son of Ann (née Langley) [1813-1881] & Thomas Beal [1816-1883].

Born in Elton, Huntingdonshire [13th August 1848].

He was a sewing machine dealer at Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881] / a sewing machine dealer [1891] / a shop keeper (sewing & domestic) machines, prams &c [1901] / a sewing machine dealer & mechanic [1911].

He had the agency for White Sewing Machines.

He built Whitehall, Halifax [1891].

He made several trips to the USA


On 18th May 1904, he sailed from Liverpool, and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [30th May 1904].

On 1st September 1905, he sailed from Liverpool to New York

 

On 2nd September 1873, he married (1) Alice Phebe Beeson [1853-1883] at Oundle, Northamptonshire.

Children:

  1. Winifred Alice [1875-1947] who was born in Jackson,  Tennessee, USA, & was a bookkeeper (wool buying) [1911]
  2. Miriam Ann [1877-1883]
  3. Phoebe Sarah Helen [20th November 1878-1958] who married  Arthur Clegg
  4. Herbert Henry [1881-1882]

Alice Phebe died in 1883.

In [Q4] 1884, he married (2) Clara Peak [1861-1939] in Kingston, Surrey.


Clara came from Kingston, Surrey
 

Children:

  1. Bertha [1885-1959] who was a foreign correspondent (loom  making) [1911]
  2. Lilly [1887-1887]
  3. William [1888-1888]
  4. Kate Evaline [1890-1948]
  5. Harold Thomas Dunstan [1893-1896]

They lived at

  • 102 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 1 Russell Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

William Henry died in Halifax [20th January 1930] (aged 81).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [23rd January 1930]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,296 6/7d.

Probate was granted to unmarried daughter Winifred Alice Beal & son-in-law Arthur Clegg

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Beale, EbenezerRef B2524
[18??-1???] An electrician living at 4 Caroline Terrace, Halifax.

In July 1884, he was summoned by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Company for unlawfully making use of the electrical communicator on a train without reasonable excuse.

In his defence, he said that he was a passenger on a train travelling from Brighton to London and as he was interested in electricity, he was examining the bell and had pulled out the knob when

all of a sudden it went off before he know where he was

causing the train to be stopped.

At Croydon Petty Sessions, the Mayor asked Beale whether he had come all the way from Halifax to answer the summons. Beale replied that he had travelled from Manchester, whereupon the Mayor dismissed the case. The prosecution said that it was not the company's fault that Beale lived in Halifax, and the Mayor said

No, but it is the defendant's misfortune

Beale was eventually fined 2/6d plus 7/- costs

Beale, Eleanor P.Ref B856
[18??-19??]
JP.

Of Luddendenfoot. She was appointed magistrate for the West Riding in 1935

Beames, JohnRef B3333
[18??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1914-1921]. He won caps for Great Britain, for Other Nations and for Wales while at Halifax

Beamish, Huldine V.Ref B2590
[18??-19??]
Big-game huntress and writer.

She and her partner, Letitia, the granddaughter of George Wheelhouse Robinson, farmed in Portugal.

She wrote a book about Portugal entitled The Hills of Alemtejo, in which she documents the history of Robinson Brothers' business in Portugal

Beamish, Rev John ForsterRef B1263
[18??-19??]
He was Curate of
St James's Church, Halifax [1902] / Curate-in-charge at St Matthew's Church, Rishworth [1905, 1908].

In 1909, he moved to Upperthong, Holmfirth

Bean, Alexander Henry StillingfleetRef B3523
[1849-1929] Son of Rev Alexander Louis Wellington Bean.

Born in Bolton.

He was Curate of Sowerby [1881]. He went on to serve as rector of Firbeck, Worksop.

In 1883, he married Lucy Caroline Cooper in Warwick.

Child: Francis [b 1884] who died aged 5 months

The infant Francis is mentioned on his grandfather's memorial in Sowerby Church

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Bean, Rev Alexander Louis WellingtonRef B714
[1816-1895] MA.

Born in Amboise, France.

He was Vicar of Sowerby [1852-1895]

He was instrumental in building Triangle Infants' School and Sowerby District National School.

In 1848, he married (1) Marian Jane Stillingfleet [1819-1861] at Evesham.

Children:

  1. Alexander Henry Stillingfleet
  2. Clement Willoughby [b 1851] who became a clergyman

Marian Jane died at Sowerby Parsonage [26th June 1861].

In 1867, he married (2) Ellen Susanna Rawson.

The Wakefield Diocesan Gazette for October 1898 reported:

  • St Peter's Church Sowerby 17th September 1898 – A very handsome mural tablet in memory of the late Vicar Mr Bean.

    This is on the south side of church, near the chancel

  • A second and greater memorial to the late Vicar – The Bean Memorial School at Triangle – will be opened shortly

He placed 2 mosaics in the apse of Sowerby Church in memory of his wife.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

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Bean, Cecil GordonRef B1458
[1887-1918]
Son of
Henry Thomas Bean.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He died 25th March 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [Grave Ref 2 G 14].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Bean, Harold KnowlesRef B836
[1857-1916]
His father was a doctor.

Born in Goole.

Harold practised medicine in Halifax.

He emigrated to Australia.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

He served with the Australian forces in the South African War.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Australian Army Medical Corps.

He served with the Field Ambulance in Gallipoli & Egypt, and contracted disease in Egypt.

He died on the hospital ship Karrawana [24th September 1916] (aged 59).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bean, Henry ThomasRef B1459
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1882, he married Mary Enticott in Marylebone, London.

Child: Cecil Gordon

Mary married Mr McCallan.

They lived at 7 Gooder Lane, Brighouse

Bean Hole Head, Cross StoneRef B391
17th century house. A sizing mill is recorded here in the early 1700s.

Plasterwork and other parts of the building are dated MW and DB with a Royal coat of arms, ED, 1634 RSA with a Royal coat of arms, 1638 RAS, and WS 1700 - possibly for the Sutcliffe family

Bean, Margaret AliceRef B758
[1945-1960] The body of the 15-year-old office worker from Bramley Lane, Hipperholme was found in a house in Shaw Hill Lane, Halifax on 17th April 1960. She had been battered about the head. Arthur Eastwood, a 19-year-old bus conductor, was also found unconscious from the effects of coal gas

Bean, WilliamRef B720
[1864-1???] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a clerk [1888] / a traveller [1891] / a commercial clerk [1901].

In [Q4] 1886, he married Frances (Fanny) Elizabeth Jagger in Halifax.


Fanny Elizabeth was the daughter of
Mr Jagger
 

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 7th February 1888; bapt Sowerby 3rd June 1888]
  2. Jessie Hannah [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1888]
  • 68 Wharf Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge (with Fanny  Elizabeth's widowed mother Hannah) [1891]
  • 24 Keswick Road, Blackpool [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] were Fanny Elizabeth's mother Hannah and visitor Ben Robinson [aged 57] (shoemaker) 

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Beanholehead&44; StansfieldRef B1834
Area of Stansfield

Beanland, GeorgeRef B1924
[1817-1867] Son of Betty & John Beanland.

Born at Tong Street, Bradford [1817]; baptised at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral) [18th June 1817].

He was a coal miner (1841) / a railway porter (1851) / a coal and lime merchant (1861-1867).

On 27th September 1852, he married Susan Law at St Peter's Church, Walsden.

Children:

  1. William [1853-1902] who married Mary Ann McGuire
  2. John [1855-1916] who married Elizabeth Kershaw
  3. Mary [1857-1872]
  4. Annie [1865-1935] who married Fred Greenwood  [dentist]

The family lived at

  • Tong Street, Bradford [1817-1841]
  • Square, Walsden [1826]
  • Winterbutlee, Walsden [1827]
  • Clough, Walsden [1851]
  • Hollins Bottom, Walsden [1853]
  • West Street, Oldham [1855-1860]
  • Cook's Buildings, Linacre, Lancashire [1861]
  • New Road, Mytholmroyd [1865-1867]
  • George Street, Mytholmroyd [1906]

George died 9th August 1867.

After his death, Susan continued the business of a coal & lime merchant at New Road, Sowerby.

Susan died at George Street, Mytholmroyd [6th November 1906]

The couple were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

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Beanland, H.Ref B865
[1???-191?]
He was educated at
Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Beanland, WilliamRef B1549
[1781-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

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Beanland, WilliamRef B1113
[18??-1???] He was churchwarden at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [1858] and (possibly) [1883-1884]

Beard, BenjaminRef B3176
[1766-1809] Son of James Beard.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [26th October 1766].

On 9th April 1787, he married Sarah Armitage at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. Benjamin

He died 18th October 1809.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [23rd October 1809]

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Beard, BenjaminRef B2976
[1805-1878] Son of Benjamin Beard.

He was a labourer at Norland [1841] / a farmer at Norland [1851] / at Hollin Well, Norland a farmer of 8 acres [1861, 1871].

On 19th July 1829, he married Susannah (Susy) Butler [1806-1876] in Elland. Child: (possibly) Hannah

They lived at

In 1851, the family were living at Lane Head, Sowerby and sharing a house with Jabez Evers and family.

In 1871, the family were living at 10 Holling Well, Norland with their Evers grandchildren John Henry, William Edward, Jim Herbert and Mary Annie. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,000. His niece Hannah Evers was executor

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Beard, BernardRef B1586
[1918-1944]
Son of Emily & James Beard.

He married Winifred.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He died 10th June 1944 (aged 26).

He was buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India [Grave Ref 11 C 1]

Beard, DavidRef B781
[1807-1877]

He married Mary Ann [1817-1877].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1853-1905] who was buried with her parents

Mary Ann died 22nd January 1877 (aged 60).

David died 10th March 1877 (aged 70).

The couple were buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland

Beard, DavidRef B1657
[1840-1863] Son of Martha & James Beard.

Baptised in Halifax [3rd May 1940].

In [Q2] 1852, he married Sarah Crossley in Halifax.

David died Q3 1863.

In 1864, Sarah married (2) James Cardwell

Beard, JamesRef B4251
[1740-1803] On 2nd October 1765, he married Sarah [1730-1798] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the widow of
Henry Fielden of New Hall, Elland
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. Nanny [bapt 1768] who married [1786] James  Kitchen
  3. John [bapt 1769-1777]
  4. Martha [1771-1826] who married [1870]  John Sheard
  5. James

They lived at New Hall, Elland.

Sarah died 15th March 1798.

James died 10th August 1803.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church with Henry Fielden

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Beard, JamesRef B4560
[1775-1842] Son of James Beard.

He lived at New Hall, Elland.

In March 1826, James is recorded as giving his cottage tenants a treat – a good supper – and giving them their rent back when times were hard and several of them were out of employment.

He died 2nd January 1842.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

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Beard, JohnRef B1052
[1847-1902] Born in Norland.

He was a cloth fuller [1871] / a railway warehouseman [1881] / a cloth fuller [1891] / a cloth fuller (unemployed) [1901].

In [Q4] 1869, he married Elizabeth Lumb [1846-1926] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [1865-25th November 1870] who was buried with his  parents
  2. Elizabeth / Eliza A. [b 1871] who was a woollen  weaver [1891]
  3. Frank [b 1880] who was a worsted doffer [1891]

They lived at

  • West Vale [1870]
  • Pickwood Scar, Norland [1871]
  • Dean End, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Adelaide, Greetland [1901]
  • 19 Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was John's unmarried sister Elizabeth Beard [b Manchester 1854] (woollen weaver).

Living with the widowed Elizabeth [in 1901, 1911] were niece Robina Lumb [b 1884] (rover in worsted mill / blanket weaver)  & nephew Wilfred Smith 12 (doffer in worsted mill / beamer weaving room).

John died 28th January 1902 (aged 55).

Elizabeth died 6th June 1926 (aged 80).

The couple were buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland

Beard, MarthaRef B3177
[1798-18??] Daughter of Benjamin Beard.

On 10th June 1821, she married (1) Crossley Siddal in Elland.

On 31st December 1827, she married (2) Jonathan Taylor in Halifax

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The Bearder familyRef B3151
In the 1790s, John Bearder, John Bearder, and Thomas Bearder moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf, thereby establishing the family in Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

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Bearder, AlfredRef B3147
[1848-19??] Son of Thomas Bearder.

Born in Bowling, Bradford.

He was a cashier for a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1891] / a company accountant [1885].

In 1882, he married Mary Jane Ingham in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Harold Ingham
  2. Constance [b 1887]
  3. Margrite Ingham [b 1894] who married [1923] Richard de  Zouche

Around 1885, the family moved to Halifax.

They lived at Shaw House, Skircoat [1885]

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Bearder, AmeliaRef B3145
[1811-1865] Born in Derbyshire.

In 1829, she married William Jagger. They were both living in Shelf.

She died in Shelf

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Bearder CharityRef B3150
Established by John Alfred Bearder in 1991, after he inherited a sum of money from ??

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Bearder, Harold InghamRef B1546
[1883-1970] MA.

Son of Alfred Bearder.

Born in Frizinghall, Bradford [29th November 1883].

He qualified as an attorney in December 1908.

He became a solicitor of Hopwood Hall, Halifax [1934]. He established the firm of Bearder's in Halifax.

In 1912, he married Kathleen Murgatroyd in Halifax.

Child: John Alfred

Harold died Q4 1970.

See Halifax Incorporated Law Society Limited, John Chambers Swallow and Walter Evelyn Wright

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Bearder, JohnRef B3143
[17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1812, he married a widow, Hannah Atkinson from Shelf

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Bearder, JohnRef B3142
[1783-1861] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1804, he married (1) Hannah Harrison [1783-1834] from Shelf.

Children:

  1. George [b 1805]
  2. William [b 1807]
  3. Betsy [b 1809]
  4. John [1810-1849]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1815]
  6. Thomas
  7. Joseph [1818-1869]
  8. Benjamin [1820-1889]
  9. Ruth [b 1821]
  10. Martha [b 1822]
  11. Maria [b 1824]
  12. Harrison [1828-1918]

The first 3 children were born in Shelf.

In 1810, the family moved moving to Bradford where John worked as manager of the blast furnace operation for the Bowling Iron Company. John and the later children were born in Bowling.

In 1838, he married (2) Maria Midgley [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1838]
  2. Jane [b 1842]

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Bearder, John AlfredRef B3149
[1913-1998] OBE, TD, MA.

Son of Harold Ingham Bearder

He was educated at Oxford. He became a solicitor and joined his father's firm, Bearder's, in Halifax.

He was involved with many local charities. In 1991, he inherited a sum of money which he used to establish the Bearder Charity

See John Chambers Swallow

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Bearder's SolicitorsRef B3148
Halifax solicitors established by Harold Ingham Bearder

Bearder, ThomasRef B3144
[17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

In 1808, he married Priscilla Sutcliffe [1783-18??] from Ovenden and Shelf, in Bradford.

Thomas joined the army shortly after the marriage.

He may have died in India

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Bearder, ThomasRef B3146
[1817-1888] Son of John Bearder.

Born in Bowling, Bradford.

In 1845, he married Martha Thomas from Bowling.

Children:

  1. Alfred
  2. Alice [b 1850]

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Beards, JosephRef B1551
[1787-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

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Beardsworth, JaneRef B1494
[1808-1850] Of Birmingham. Daughter of Caroline and John Beardsworth.

She married (1) John Edwards Dyson.

She married (2) William James Moore, cousin of her first husband

Bearnshaw Tower, TodmordenRef B128
Aka Bernshaw Tower. Above Cornholme.

It has been associated with the Pendle Witches.

A local legend says that there was treasure buried beneath a tower here. So many treasure-hunters dug for the hoard that the tower became unsafe and collapsed [around 1860]. Only a farm now remains.

Lady Sybil lived here

Beater Clough, CornholmeRef B1650

The BeatlesRef B2414
On 9th October 1964, the group stayed at Holdsworth House after performing at Bradford.

Local gossip had it that they were going to stay at the Raggalds, Queensbury, so the visit to Holdsworth House was fairly low-key

Beattie, Rev JohnRef B912
[17??-18??]
He was a missionary in the South Seas and had been captured by the French. He became Minister at
Elland Unitarian Chapel [September 1815-1834]. He is listed as Master of the Free School [1822] He had a school in Elland [1834, 1842]

Beatty, GeorgeRef B1531
[1913-1940]
Son of Martha & Ambrose Beatty of Ladyship Terrace, Ovenden.

He was employed by Hebble Mills, Wheatley / a player with Halifax RUFC.

In [Q1] 1936, he married Audrey May / Mary in Halifax.


Audrey came from Liverpool, and was the widow of Mr Mundy
 

They lived at 6 Greenwood Terrace, Shroggs Road.

He had 7 years' regular service.

During World War II, he enlisted [July 1939], and served as a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the Battle of France [1st June 1940] (aged 27).

He was buried at Hondschoote Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beau, Bernard Slading LeRef B978
[1841-1885] Born in Stepney.

Headmaster of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [14th August 1871-20th June 1873].

He died in Ashton-under-Lyne [27/4/1885]

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Beauchamp, AlfredRef B3329
[1841-1921] Born in Frome, Somerset.

He was a small wire drawer [1871, 1881] / publican at the Black Bull, Brighouse [1887, 1891] / landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1900] / a wire drawer (retired) [1901, 1911].

On 11th December 1900, he was fined 10/- plus 5/6d costs for permitting drunkenness on his premises.

In 1867, he married Emma Sophia Norvill [1839-1916] in Frome, Somerset.

They lived at

  • 14 Leafland Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 12 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 15 Colin Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 South Darley Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was Emma's father Charles Norvill [aged 70] (tailor) 

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Beaufort-Jones, Rev MichaelRef B2231
[1937-1997] Originally from Surrey, Michael de Montalt B Beaufort-Jones was educated at Trinity Junior Boys School and Heath Grammar School. He was a good athlete and set records for the 888 yards and for the mile whilst at Heath. He worked in the printing industry before becoming Vicar of All Souls' Church, Haley Hill [19??]

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Beauland, MessrsRef B2513
Contractors employed in the construction of several new buildings in Halifax [1858].

In May 1858, several stone masons working for the company went on strike because of

the obnoxious code of rules that were sought to be enforced by the masters

The men returned to work when the rules were withdrawn.

Halifax stone-masons went on strike in February 1859

Beaumont ...Ref B13
The entries for people & families with the surname Beaumont are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Beaumont's: Abraham & John BeaumontRef B2360
Stone merchants and masons at Upper Edge, Elland [1861]

Beaumont Brothers (Halifax) LimitedRef B2108
Ripponden haulage business established by Harry Hargreaves Beaumont. They were at Ripponden Garage and Manchester House

Beaumont Clough Bridge, ErringdenRef B740
Pinnacle Lane. 18th century packhorse bridge on route to Horsehold across Beaumont Clough

Beaumont Clough, ErringdenRef B1845
Stream and valley at Erringden. Beaumont Clough Bridge, Erringden crosses the stream.

Traces of mediæval iron-working have been found here

Beaumont's: Godfrey & Butterworth BeaumontRef B296
Grocers at Elland.

Partners included Godfrey Beaumont and Butterworth Beaumont.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1858

Beaumont TownRef B45
Former name of Claremount when it was developed by Thomas Parker, supported and encouraged by Rev George Beaumont.

Recorded in 1861 & 1867.

At a meeting – chaired by Thomas Parker – in October 1864, it was decided to change the name to Claremont

See Town

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Beaumount, Hebden BridgeRef B361
Area of Hebden Bridge

Beauvoir EngineeringRef B2016
Engineering manufacturer of nuts and bolts at Luddenden. Founded in 18??.

Closed in 1982

Beavan, DennisRef B917
[1918-1943]
Son of Mary & Francis Beavan of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 6th November 1943 (aged 25).

He was buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref B3 S 8].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Patmos War Memorial

Beavan, Rev S.Ref B2901
[18??-1???]
Minister at
Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden. He preached his last sermon there on 1st August 1897

Beaver, JamesRef B1981
[1793-1853]

He married Susey [1805-18??].


Susey, of Wadsworth, was the daughter of William Farrar, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1840] who married [1859] William Pickles
  2. Thomas [b 1841]
  3. Emma Jane [b 1844] who married [1870] Samuel Thorp
  4. Fanny Maria [b 1848-1900] who married John Shackleton

They lived at Todmorden [1851]

James died at Wadsworth in 1853 (aged 61).

In 1860, Susey married Thomas Pickles

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Bebee, HaroldRef B871
[1886-1915]
Born in Skipton.

He was a postman in Skipton, before moving to Halifax where he was a postman in Halifax, Illingworth & Pellon.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Georgina Bristow in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [1910-1966]
  2. Fanny [b 1911]
  3. Walter [b 1913]

The family lived at 16 Garside Street, King Cross, Halifax.

He was killed at Hill 60 [18th April 1915] (aged 29).

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

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

Bechuanaland chiefsRef B879
In October 1895, 3 chiefs from Bechuanaland [now Botswana] visited Halifax during a tour of Britain to win support for their campaign to protect their tribal lands from Cecil Rhodes's colonial expansion. The 3 men – Khama, Sebele and Bathoen – stayed with the Whitley family at Greenroyds and addressed hundreds of people at a meeting at Halifax Mechanics' Institute

Beck & ParkerRef B20
19th century brewers at 6 Stone Trough Lane.

Recorded in 1834 & 1835, when they were listed as public brewers.

Partners included Peter Beck and William Parker.

In August 1835, Thomas Wilkinson Hemingway, a card maker of Hightown, Leeds, brought an action again Parker and Beck, on the warranty of a horse which they had sold to Hemingway. The Jury found for Hemingway and awarded £25 damages.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in November 1835, all debts being paid by Peter Beck

Beck, Charles ErnestRef B1460
[1876-1918]
Son of Hannah & John Beck of 89 Chaucer Drive, St Giles, Lincoln.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with the South African Infantry 4th Regiment.

He died 8th October 1918 (aged 42).

He was buried at Beaurevoir British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 6]

Beck, ClementRef B1590
[1918-1943]
Son of Eliza & Joseph Beck of 2 Priestley Court, Stead Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Stannary Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Secondary Modern School  / employed by Robinson & Barraclough in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died in a Military Hospital in India [28th February 1943] (aged 25).

He was buried at Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India [Grave Ref L 21]. and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beck, HughRef B2827
[1826-1862] Son of Peter Beck.

He was a banker's clerk [1841].

He became a master brewer. He joined his father's brewing business at the Stone Trough Brewery

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Beck, IsaacRef B2439
[16??-1680] Of Mount Pellon, Halifax.

Heywood writes that


[Beck], formerly a servant to William Kitchenman, had ... run away to Ireland, was come again, worked here and there, but was grown to an incredible height of wickedness in all kinds, an horrible swearer, blasphemer, if any reproved him, he would purposely swear far worse. Working in hay-time at Kitchenman's, forking up hay, and his cart coming, he swore that no cart should come to that barn floor. A lass on the hay mow bade him be quiet saying
what have you done to stop them!

he answered with horrible execration,

if I were at thee I would kill thee

upon which mounting the ladder ... he came down, hurt his leg.

It swelled as thick as a lusty man's body, he had terrible pain of it about a quarter of a year, it could not be healed, he died of it, was buried at Halifax October 12th 1680

 

Beck, PeterRef B48
[1785-1851] Born in Chester.

He was a brewer in Bradford before moving to Halifax.

In 1837, he took over the Stone Trough Brewery from T. Boothroyd & Son.

On 28th April 1824, he married Elizabeth Riley [1795-1868] at St Peter's Church, Bradford.

Children:

  1. Hugh
  2. William [b 1827]
  3. Robert Egerton [b 1829]
  4. Harriet [1831-1887] who married [1st October 1856]  John Robert Haldenby Keyworth [1828-1918] of Lincoln; she died  in Birkenhead and was buried in Lincoln

The children were baptised at St Peter's, Bradford

They lived at

  • Stone Trough House, Trinity Road [1841, 1851]
  • St John's Lane, Halifax [1861]

His son, Hugh, became a master brewer and joined the business.

The business was acquired by Smith & Foster, and then by Lupton, Charnock & Company.

Peter died 22nd September 1851.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Bradford [26th September 1851].

Elizabeth died at Greestone House, Lincoln [15th February 1868].

See Beck & Parker

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Beck, ThomasRef B3341
[1821-1864] From York.

Landlord of the Bridge Tavern, Halifax [1861, 1864]

Becket's WellRef B2362
A name for Pecket Well in the 19th century

Beckwith'sRef B1688
Machine makers, whitesmiths, bell-hangers and hot-water engineers established in 1868 by Christopher Beckwith at Mill Lane, Brighouse.

Around 1885, he moved to Central Works, Victoria Mills, Mill Lane. The premises stood next to the Royal Hotel, Brighouse, and were leased from the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company.

Around 1895, they installed heating apparatus at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Beckwith BrothersRef B2348
Machine makers, whitesmiths and bellhangers, makers of strained wire fencing, iron hurdles, entrance and field gates, wrought and cast iron railings and stairs, and balustrades at Central Works, Brighouse [1874, 1881]

Beckwith, ChristopherRef B1689
[18??-19??]
Established
Beckwith's in 1868.

He lived at Bonegate, Brighouse.

He married Hannah Jenkinson [1849-1900]


Hannah was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Jenkinson of Giggleswick.

She died 16th January 1900

 

Beckwith, James BrookRef B3061
[1844-1920] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a blacksmith [1911].

(Possibly) in [Q2] 1865, he married (1) Annie Walker [1846-1871] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Mary [1869-1872] who died aged 14 months

In [Q3] 1871, he married (2) Mary Hudson [1834-1913] from Pannal.

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1873]

They lived at 41 Manley Street, Brighouse [1911].

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

Beckwith, RogerRef B3471
[17??-17??]
Curate at
Cross Stone [1749]

Beddoe, GeorgeRef B1292
[19??-19??]
Editor of the
Halifax Courier [1971-1979]

Bedford ...Ref B155
The entries for people & families with the surname Bedford are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bedford's: James Bedford & CompanyRef B2020
Engineering company founded by James Bedford at Weymouth Street, Halifax in 1882. The business later moved to Mount Street, Halifax [1890].

Publicity mentions

their celebrated patent Un-X-Ld outlet and syphon ventilators

which won the company a famous reputation.

See Hill & Hey

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Bedford Stores, HalifaxRef B2648
A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Bass's, Allsopp's, Guinness's and Wheatley's Hop Bitters in half pint and pint Screw Stoppered Bottle

P & P Brewed Ginger Beer and Stout

2/-d per dozen pints

62 King Cross, Halifax

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Bedforth, JosephRef B1830
[1804-1869] He was a builder in Halifax.

He married (1) Harriet Paley [1809-1847].


Harriet was the sister of Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] and (possibly) the eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park
 

Children:

  1. Michael John
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1835-1847]
  3. Harriet Paley [1836-1848]
  4. Emily Jane [1838-1847]
  5. Cornelius [1841-1842]
  6. Anna Maria [1843] who died aged 9 months
  7. Joseph [1846-1847] who died aged 1 month

Harriet died (possibly of perinatal complications) [4th January 1847] (aged 38).

She and her 6 youngest children were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax and later re-interred at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In [Q1] 1848, he married (2) Harriet Casson [1804-1869].

Harriet died 21st February 1869 (aged 65).

In [Q4] 1870, he married (3) Mary Casson.

Joseph died 12th October 1882 (aged 74) 

Mary died 5th November 1886 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park, was buried [7th April 1870] alongside the family

Bedforth, Michael JohnRef B1831
[1833-1888]
Son of
Joseph Bedforth.

Emma Elizabeth died 21st February 1879 (aged 44).

Michael John died 20th January 1888 (aged 54).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Bedlam Heights, OvendenRef B1530
Recorded in 1841

Bedlam Hill, Pecket WellRef B938
There are several Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks on a rock here. It is said that there was a stone circle here

Bedwater CloughRef B1774
See Yorkshire-Lancashire border

Bedworth & SonsRef B2107
Sawyer of Horton Street, Halifax. The works were damaged by a gale on 16th December 1873, and one man was killed and others injured by a falling chimney

Bedworth, LawrenceRef B1265
[1895-1916] Son of Thomas Henry Bedworth.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, and was captain of the football team (3 years), was of the school (2 years).

He left Heath on receiving a civil service appointment in London.

During World War I, he joined the anti-aircraft section [September 1914], and transferred to the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), and and he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/5th Battalion before transferring to the 169th Trench Mortar Battery.

His brothers Arthur & Charles Harold also served in the War.

Lawrence died in the Dardanelles [10th September 1916] (aged 21).

The Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9D]

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Bedworth, Thomas HenryRef B1287
[1857-1944] Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was an elementary teacher [1891] / a schoolmaster [1901] / a schoolmaster (Halifax Municipal) [1911].

In 1883, he married Emily Summerscales [1857-1936] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1884] who was a telegraph clerk [1901]
  2. Alice [b 1888]
  3. Charles Harold [b 1890] who was a draper's assistant  [1911]
  4. Lawrence

They lived at

  • 21 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 18 Rothwell Mount, Halifax [1911, 1916]

During World War I, sons Arthur, served with the Royal Engineers, Charles Harold served with the Cheshire Regiment, and Lawrence served with the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).

Lawrence died in the conflict.

Emily died 25th July 1836.

Thomas Henry died 15th June 1844.

They both died at home.

The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley [Grave Ref: 410]

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Bee Hive WoolsRef B1335
The trade name under which J. & J. Baldwin & Partners sold their yarns and wools. It included the company's registered trademark of a bee hive

Bee, IshmaelRef B2643
[1854-1929] Son of Edward Bee.

Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

He moved to Wortley [1881].

He was a market gardener. He was an ice cream dealer at Thomas Street East, Siddal [1905].

In 1881, he married (1) Elizabeth Day [1859-1893] from Penistone.

Children:

  1. John Edward [b 1883]
  2. Annie [b 1888]
  3. Joe [b 1888]
  4. Florence [b 1890]
The family lived at

  • 10 Longbottom Buildings, Southowram [1891]
  • 2 Thomas Street South [1901]

In 1893, he married (2) Mary Hannah Naylor [1851-1899].

In 1900, he married (3) Mary Hannah Green [18??-19??]

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Beech, Edmund BuckleyRef B92
[1895-1915] Son of Edward Beech.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Church Mission, Shade / a roving layer-on in a cotton mill [1911] / employed by Barker's at Friths Mill, Walsden.

He joined St John's Ambulance Hall, Todmorden, and at the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted [5th August 1914] and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Later, he joined the East Lancashire Regiment who were short of trained men.

He was killed in action somewhere in France [9th May 1915] (aged 20).

The Todmorden & District News [4th June 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 5 & 6], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Beech, EdwardRef B1422
[18??-1910] He was in the army reserves [since May 1892] / a rural postman in Eastwood [1892] / postman in Clitheroe, then Brighouse, then Stockport / with C Company, Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the South African War  [1900].

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [16th December 1892] reported how Edward fell and broke his left leg whilst on his post round.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [9th February 1900] published extracts from a letter written by Edward describing his journey from Stockport & Todmorden to Southampton [22nd October 1899] and then on to Durban before disembarking and travelling to the Mooi River and the Tugela River before the Battle of Colenso in the Second Boer war.

In 1894, Edward, of Cockcroft Place, Langfield, married Sarah Lewis [1872-1946] at Eastwood Chapel.


Sarah, of Butcher Hill, Walsden, was born in East Layton, Richmond, Yorkshire.

She was a cotton weaver [1901, 1911]

 

Children:

  1. Edmund
  2. Harold John [1903-1935] who was buried with his mother

They lived at

  • Roomfield Place, Langfield [1892]
  • 15 Market Street, Todmorden [1901] (Edward was in South  Africa) 
  • 14 Waterloo Bridge End, Todmorden [1911]
  • 10 Market Street, Shade [1915]

Edward died around 1910.

Sarah died in 1946.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

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Beech, George TownendRef B1444
[1898-1917]
Son of Annie & George Beech of Carver Clough, Rishworth.

Born in Royton, Lancashire.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 29th April 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref IV C 14]

Beech Grove, HalifaxRef B2786
House on Savile Road designed by George Buckley.

Owners and tenants have included

In the 1970s, the house was in 2 occupancies

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Beech Hill, HalifaxRef B1277
Owners and tenants have included

In the 1890s, it was proposed to build the Wheatley Valley Bridge from here to St George's Church, Lee Mount

Beech Hill, HalifaxRef B4420
Area of Halifax, around Pellon Lane and Mount Pleasant Avenue

Beech House, StainlandRef B9310
Owners and tenants have included

Beech House, WarleyRef B611
Beech Road. Formerly known as The Bache, Warley.

Owners and tenants have included

Beech Recreation Ground, Sowerby BridgeRef B1566
Opened in 1903.

In 1965, it was redeveloped at a cost of £6,000

Beech Royde, IllingworthRef B1305
House on the corner of Keighley Road and Beechwood Avenue; on the left-hand side of Keighley Road travelling from Halifax towards Illingworth Church. Owners and tenants have included

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Beecham, Sir ThomasRef B298
[1879-1961] Conductor. He appeared at the Victoria Hall [March 1924], the Theatre Royal [28th November 1932], and the Theatre Royal [January 1938]

Beechfield, HalifaxRef B3091
Rawson Avenue. In the 1911 census, it was listed as having 10 rooms.

Owners and tenants have included

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Beechroyd Chapel of Rest, Sowerby BridgeRef B2728
Beech Road

Beechwood House, HolmfieldRef B1838
Owners and tenants have included

The house gave its name to Beechwood Road, Holmfield

Beechwood housing estateRef B675
Housing estate at Sowerby which was built in the 1930s. Many of the residents were moved here from Bogden, Sowerby Bridge

Beechwood Road LibraryRef B787
Illingworth

Beechwood Road Local History GroupRef B886
In 2014, they held meetings at St Andrew's Church, Holmfield

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Beecroft's: E. R. Beecroft LimitedRef B2525
Sports outfitters at 15a Union Street, Halifax [1936]

Beer Bottle LabelsRef B2858
Most local breweries had their own distinctive labels on their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

See Beer Mats and Bottles

Beer, DorisRef B555
[19??-2000]
Local writer and member of the
Halifax Authors' Circle. A dialect poet who often contributed to the Halifax Courier and wrote three slim volumes of dialect poetry:

  • Med i' 'Alifax [1977]
  • T' Weaver's Web Frem T'Pennines [1979]
  • Pennine Thowts

Beer MatsRef B2859
Most local breweries had their own distinctive beer mats to promote and advertise their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

See Beer Bottle Labels and Bottles

Beestingstone, WarleyRef B1042
Farm. Aka Royles Head, Warley

Beeston Hall, RippondenRef B170
/ Soyland. Aka Thrum Hall.

This is an early 17th century house built by the Royd family. Dated 1628 LAUS DEO

Owners and tenants have included

In 1810, Beestonhirst Mill was split off from Thrum Hall

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

See Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden

Beeston HirstRef B730
See Beeston Hall and Lower Beestonhirst

Beeston Mill, Holywell GreenRef B2338
Aka Holme Mill

BeestonhirstRef B721
Beeston Hall / Beestonhirst Mill / Bychestonehirst / Far Beestonhirst, Ripponden / Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden / Middle Beestonhirst, Ripponden / Thrum Hall, Ripponden / Upper Beestonhirst, Ripponden

Beestonhirst HallRef B1378
See Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden

BeestonleyRef B1074
An area near Stainland.

In 1316, William of Bythstonlay [Beestonley] and Henry of Lynlay of Rysscheworth [Rishworth] burgled the house of William of Wolrunwall [Wormald] and his brother Robert and stole 20/- in silver

Beetham, GeorgeRef B597
[1843-1873] Born in Halifax.

He was a small wire drawer [1861, 1871].

In [Q3] 1860, he married Mary Sutcliffe [1836-1898] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax.

She was a cotton winder [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Thomas John [1861-1866] who was buried with his parents
  2. Mary H. [b 1865] who was a worsted winder [1881]
  3. Annie [b 1868] who was a cotton doubler [1881]
  4. George S. [b 1872]

The family lived at

  • Crib Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • 13 Parliament Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 39 Broad Tree, Ovenden [1881]

George died 1st April 1873 (aged 30).

Mary died 6th January 1898 (aged 61).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4160]

Beetham, JohnRef B1969
[1815-1???] Born in Skircoat.

He was a worsted overlooker [1851].

Around 1839, he married Elizabeth [1814-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Sarah [b 1848]
  3. John [b 1851]

They lived at Bailey Hall Bank, Halifax [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were Joseph Laycock & family

Beetham, JosephRef B560
[1804-1872] Born in Halifax.

He was an upholsterer [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871].

He married Elizabeth [1802-1882].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

They lived at

  • Gibbet Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 70 Lister Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 31 Lister Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • 82 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed sister-in-law Lydia Milnes [b 1821] (sewer to general work; receives parish pay pauper)  and her children: George Milnes [b 1846], Halliwell Milnes [b 1847], Charles Milnes [b 1849], & Martha Milnes [b 1851].

Joseph died 20th March 1872 (aged 68).

Elizabeth died 4th February 1882 (aged 80).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3443]

Beetham, JosephRef B1968
[1837-1???] Son of John Beetham.

Born in Southowram.

He was a part-timer [1851] / a fitter in mechanics shop [1861] / a mechanic for carpet looms [1871] / an engine fitter [1881].

In [Q3] 1861, he married Eliza Dean [1835-1???] in Kidderminster.


Eliza was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Dean
 

Children:

  1. Lilly Angelina [b 1861] who was a cotton spinner [1871],  a cigar maker [1881]
  2. John Alvin [b Kidderminster 1863] who was an engine  fitter [1881]
  3. Rose A. [b 1865] who was a worsted factory hand [1881]
  4. Harriet E. [1866-1872] who was buried with her aunt  Harriet Dean at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1365]
  5. Emily J. [b 1869] who was a worsted factory hand [1881]
  6. Arthur [b 1870]
  7. Charles H. [b 1872]

They lived at

  • 9 Brick Field, Ovenden [1861]
  • Dyson's Building, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 58 Hare Street, Halifax [1881]

BeetonRef B224
Area of Todmorden

Beeton, OliverRef B280
[1849-1906] Son of Thomas Beeton

Born in Southowram [Q4 1840]; baptised 22nd November 1840.

He was a half-time spinner [1851] / a mechanic [1861] / a mechanic (spin) [1881] / a mechanic fitter [1891] / an engine fitter [1901].

On 19th February 1865, he married Martha Barber [1843-1910] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Halifax, the daughter of Martha [1842-1910] & George Barber, greengrocer
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b Southowram 1869]
  2. William [b Southowram 1871]
  3. Martha Ann [b Wyke 1874] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  4. Fred [b Halifax 1877-1880]
  5. Ada Barber [b Brighouse 1885-1906] who married Herbert Lancaster Jowett

They lived at Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]; Marion Street, Brighouse [1891]; 20 Marion Street, Brighouse [1901]

Oliver died in Halifax [20th August 1906] (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

This & associated entries use material contributed by Robert Cowan

Beeton, ThomasRef B284
[1801-1865] Born in Sutton, Nottinghamshire.

He was an excavator [1851, 1865].

He married Ann Greenwood [1805-1869].

Children:

  1. Edward [1826-1888] who was a farm labourer [1851]
  2. Sarah [1831-1890] who was a factory hand / reeler [1851]
  3. William [1832-1897] who was a stone cutter [1851]
  4. Ann [b 1835] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
  5. Lucy [b 1837] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
  6. Jane [b 1838] who was a half-time spinner [1851]
  7. Oliver
  8. John [b 1845]

They lived at

  • Cain Lane, Southowram [1841]
  • 6 Law Lane, Southowram [1851]
  • 14 High Grove Southowram [1861]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Robert Cowan

Beeton Working Men's Club, TodmordenRef B2942
Recorded in 1912, when the membership was 60

Beever, GeorgeRef B2947
[1838-1906] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Almondbury.

He was a hurrier in a coal pit in Thurstonland, Huddersfield [at the  age of 12] / a coal miner in Clifton [1861, 1871] / a pit deputy in a coal mine [1881] / a weighman [1891, 1901].

He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

In 1861, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of William Halmshaw, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Hannah [b 1855]
  2. Alice A. [b 1862]
  3. Joseph [b 1864]
  4. Benjamin [b 1864]
  5. Sarah S. [b 1872] who married [between 1891  and 1901] Mr Avison
  6. Jabez [b 1875]

They lived at

  • Ash Grove Cottages, Clifton [1871]
  • 22 Tanner Street, Liversedge [1881, 1891, 1901]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & ROOTSCHAT

Beever, JimRef B2949
[1849-1886] Coal miner in Clifton.

Son of Jonathan Beever.

In 1867, he married Elizabeth Ann Rukin [1851-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lydia [b 1869]
  2. Annie [b 1870]
  3. Mary [b 1872]
  4. Dinah [b 1874]
  5. Harriet [b 1876]
  6. Edith H. [b 1878]

They lived at

  • Clifton [1871]
  • Green Lane, Clifton [1881]
  • East Street, Brighouse [1891]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & ROOTSCHAT

Beever, JohnRef B2948
[18??-18??]
A coal miner in Clifton.

He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

He lived at Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]

Beever, John HaighRef B2950
[1843-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Lockwood.

He was a collier [1871] employing a miner's boy, Alonzo Walton  [1855-1???] / a collier [1881] / a clay miner [1891] / a watchman at a brickworks [1901].

He married Harriet, daughter of Joshua Auty, of White Lee, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Sam Haigh [b 1870]
  2. Harriet [b 1872]
  3. Ann [b 1874]
  4. George [b 1878]
  5. Joshua
  6. Herbert [b 1884]
  7. Lucy [b 1886]

They lived at

  • Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]
  • 10 Clifton Road, Clifton [1881]
  • Purlwell, Southowram [1891]
  • 13 Halifax Road, Spout House Lane, Brighouse [1901]

He was dead by 1911

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Beever, JonathanRef B2951
[1817-1875] In census returns and other sources, his name is written Beaver, Beevers and Biever.

Born in Berren Edge, Hepworth, Yorkshire.

On 17th September 1837, he married Lydia [1817-1???] in Kirkburton.


Lydia was born in Halmbury, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Harriet [b 1840] who married John Nicholson
  3. John Haigh
  4. Tom [b 1844]
  5. Alice [b 1846]
  6. Jim
  7. Daniel [b 1850]
  8. Abraham [b 1852]
  9. Frederick [b 1855]
  10. Jonathan

Many of the boys were hurriers and coal miners.

They lived at

  • Kirkburton [1841, 1851]
  • Clifton [1861, 1871]
  • Clifton Road, Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1881]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley, Derrick Habergham & ROOTSCHAT

Beever, JonathanRef B2952
[1859-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

Born in Clifton.

He was a coal miner [1881].

In 1880, he married Rosela Ann Rowe [1858-1???] in Halifax


Rosela Ann was born in Sydenham, Surrey.

She was a cotton mill hand [1881]

 

In 1881, the couple were living with Jonathan's widowed mother, Lydia

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Beever, JoshuaRef B2953
[1882-19??] Or Beevers.

Son of John Haigh Beever.

Born in Clifton.

He was a coal hurrier [at the age of 9] / a clogger's apprentice [1901] / a clay sorter at a brick works [1911]

In 1902, he married Laura Broadley [1886-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1904]
  2. Bernard [b 1906]
  3. Marion [b 1910]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Beevers, BenjaminRef B1671
[18??-1???] A collier at Clifton.

On Monday, 28th December 1868, he was charged with

having stolen a bottle of gin from the person of Charles Clapman

The men had met as Clapman was walking home to Hartshead. Beevers put his arms round Clapman's neck and they struggled before Beevers got up and walked away. Clapman noticed that a bottle of gin was missing from his pocket and returned to the Armytage Arms, Clifton where he found Beevers, his face now blacked, and detained him until Policeman Beresford arrived and arrested Beevers. He was remanded

Beevers, HaroldRef B4401
[1869-19??] Born in Halifax.

Around 1912, he joined the Royal Navy as a boy seaman. He qualified as a Petty Officer at Shotley.

During World War I, he served on the mine sweepers HMS Gentian and HMS Foxglove.

He trained in torpedo work and served on an East Indian Marine Ship, The Hardinge.

He later served with the Caspian Naval Force on the Venturer

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ivan Birch

Beevers, HoraceRef B1765
[1886-1917]
From Newcastle.

He was a cooper with Airey & Blackburn [until 1912] / a well-known violinist / the director of the Newcastle Hippodrome.

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he served as a Pioneer with the Royal Engineers No.1 Special Company.

He was killed by shellfire whilst sleeping [23rd August 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II C 13]. He is remembered in Brighouse Cemetery, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Beevers, JosephRef B2954
[1857-1873]
Or Joshua.

He died from injuries sustained in a fire-damp explosion at the Black Flat Pit, Clifton on 14th January 1873

Beevers, SamuelRef B504
[1881-1917] He was a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick & Sunday  School / a member of Brighouse & Rastrick Band of Hope Union / a greengrocer at Bridge End, Rastrick.

He married Unknown.

He lived at Bramston Street, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916] and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of stomach wounds at No.45 Casualty Clearing Station, France [4th May 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I E 26].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Beevers, SergeantRef B3346
[18??-18??] He was with Staincross police before becoming Brighouse police sergeant.

Recorded on 6th March 1869, when he was attacked by a group of disorderly Irishmen at the Granby Beerhouse, Brighouse.

Michael Giblin (who had been before the bench on 6 previous  occasions), John McCabe (who had been before the bench on 11 previous  occasions, and whose father had been transported for murder at  Mirfield several years earlier), Phillip McHugh, and Peter Roddy were arrested and charged for the assault. Roddy was fined £5 or one month in prison, the others were fined £20 each or 2 months in prison. All were sent to prison

BeggaringtonRef B3526
The name means place where the berries grow.

See Beggarington, Ambler Thorn, Beggarington, Hartshead and Beggarington, Todmorden

Beggarington, TodmordenRef B266
See Beggarington, Stansfield View, Todmorden and Todmorden Union Workhouse

BeggarintonRef B2397
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although it is not clear which Beggarington the name refers to

Beggars' & Vagrants' LitanyRef B279

Begley, MrRef B2522
[18??-1???] In 1875, he was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for robbery at Halifax. On hearing the sentence, he took off his clog and threw it at the detective who had given evidence against him, cutting him severely on the arm. He was brought back and sentenced to a further 3 months' imprisonment

Behan, BernardRef B1247
[1881-1923] DCM.

Son of John Behan.

He had a noteworthy military career.

In 1901, he was a soldier with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), and served with the Regiment for 10 years.

He fought in the South African War.

He had several criminal convictions prior to May 1914.

During World War I, he signed up for the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [1st September 1914].

He served in the Dardanelles. He was wounded in Salonika, and in France.

In 1915, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for


conspicuous gallantry, initiative and ability on the evening of 19th April 1915, during the attack on Hill 60.

He and another man became separated from their company and attacked a German trench by themselves, killing 3 men, capturing 2, and dispersing the remainder.

Private Behan took command and handled the party with great ability and complete success

 

He was also awarded the Russian Cross of St. George, and the French Croix de Guerre.

In 1916, he was wounded for the 3rd time in World War I.

He was hospitalised in the First Southern Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham [September 1916] with wounds to the head and left foot.

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [23rd September 1916].

On 17th August 1917, he was awarded the Silver War Badge and discharged on account of his wounds.

He lived at 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street.

In July 1918, he was charged with preventing a policeman executing his duty, after Behan attempted to release the sister of an old army colleague from arrest by Sergeant Joe Mitchell. Behan was fined 10/-.

He survived the War.

He died in Halifax [Q3 1923] (aged 41) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Behan, JohnRef B1246
[1845-19??] The surname was recorded as Bahon [1881] / Behon [1891].

Born in Castlebrack, Queens County, Ireland.

He was a blacksmith [1881, 1891] / an engineer's blacksmith [1901] / blacksmith for machine tool maker Ireland [1911].

Around 1869, he married Elizabeth Moore [1844-1???].


Elizabeth – aka Eliza / Liza – was born in Sha??bury, Queens County, Ireland.

She was a printer at a carpet works [1881]

 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [b 1871]
  2. James [b 1875] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1891]
  3. William [b 1877] who was a brass moulder's apprentice  [1891], a brass moulder [1901]
  4. Joseph P. [b 1879] who was a mill hand worsted spinner  [1891]
  5. Barnard / Bernard
  6. Mary Ann [b 1884] who was a woolcomber [1901]
  7. Cathrine / Katherine / Catherine [b 1886]  who was a weaver cloth [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Earl Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Moore [b 1824] (born in Ireland) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Belasco, RubyRef B1326
[1867-1936] Halifax-born actress. She made many films between 1911 and 1919

Belby, Hawthorne & WhitakerRef B2764
Clockmakers at Halifax and Newcastle [around 1800]

Belcher, James WiliamRef B444
[1905-1964] Started work as a railway clerk. Labour MP for Sowerby [1945-1949].

In 1948, the Attorney General presented a list of allegations – of giving favours and other illegal activities – against Belcher and other ministers and public servants. Belcher resigned in 1949, the first Labour politician to resign over questions of propriety, after accepting a suit, a gold watch and holiday in Margate, alongside entertainment at various sporting events. An enquiry concluded that he and some of his officials were not corrupt [what is corruption, then?], but had exerted undue influence, in exchange for these gifts, to secure the withdrawal of a prosecution against a football pool promoter. After his resignation, he returned to work as a railway clerk

Belcombe, Eliza StibertRef B1875
[17??-18??] Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She is identified as Eli in Anne Lister's diaries

Belcombe, Dr Henry StephenRef B488
[1790-1856] Son of Dr William Belcombe.

He was in practice [or living] at Fieldhead, Newcastle, Staffordshire [1816], Clifton, near York [1817], Petergate, York [1822], and Heworth Grange, York [1834]

In 1817, Eliza Raine was in his care at Clifton. Anne Lister visited her there.

In July 1821, Anne Lister – who refers to him as Steph – approached him regarding her symptoms of venereal disease. He treated his sister for the same disease.

In 1832 and 1834, Anne Lister consulted Dr Belcombe about Ann Walker's mental state.

In 1843, he had a private sanatorium – a lunatic asylum – at Clifton. It was here that Ann Walker was taken when – after her sister Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband, Captain George Mackay Sutherland, declared her to be of unsound mind – she was forcibly removed from Shibden Hall.

He married Harriet [1???-1849]

Child: 1. Francis Edward [1828-1893] who became a clergyman and married [11th January 1858] Frances Leigh

Belcombe, Mariana PercyRef B486
[1790-1868] Or Marianne.

Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She and her family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister

Belcombe, Sarah Anne ShersonRef B1874
[1785-1847] Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

She is identified as Nantz in Anne Lister's diaries

Belcombe, Dr WilliamRef B4530
[1757-1828] MD.

Of Petergate, York.

He was in medical partnership with Dr Charles Best / a specialist in the care of the mentally ill / physician to The Retreat at Clifton, York.

In 1819, a former patient at The Retreat, Jane Horsman of York, took Belcombe, his partner Alexander Mather, and others to court for wrongful imprisonment. Jane won and the defendants were ordered to pay £50 each in compensation.

He married Marianne [1760-1842].

Children:

  1. Sarah Anne Sherson
  2. Henry Stephen
  3. Mariana Percy
  4. Henrietta William [1787-1860] who married [22nd September  1808] Major Alexander Milne
  5. Eliza Stibert

The family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister.

See Eliza Raine

Belgrave Social Club, ClaremountRef B2682

Bell ...Ref B87
The entries for people & families with the surname Bell are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bell & MetcalfeRef B2496
Linen drapers and silk mercers at Halifax [1833].

Partners included Aked Metcalfe.

On 12th April 1833, thieves stole a large quantity of plain and figures silks from their premises

Bell CroftRef B358
Area of Halifax where Northgate End Chapel was built in 1696

Bell Croft Farm, SouthowramRef B1179
Recorded in 1917, when brothers Otto & Arthur Riley lived here

Bell HallRef B53
Area of Halifax lying on Savile Park Road, north of Skircoat Moor

The Leeds Intelligencer [18th May 1784] advertised


To Be Sold by Auction.

Freehold estate called Bell Hall situate in Skircoat, near Halifax, consisting of messuage and several other houses with a large Malt Kiln and several Closes of Land containing Twenty days work and in the possession of Duke Fielding.

Enquire: Richard Fenton, Esq., at Bank Top, Near Barnsley or to Mr Perkins's office in Halifax

 

John Foster owned a parcel of land here, where the shops now stand

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles & Les Piggin

Bell Hall Garage & Livery Stables, HalifaxRef B2934
Recorded in 1916, when Wallace Beaumont Haigh was here

Bell Hall Post OfficeRef B2210
A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

This was one of 11 local post offices which – despite popular protests – were closed in August 2008

Bell's: Hamilton BellRef B3053
Haulage contractor and removals. They were at Wellington Street West, Halifax [1936] and West Parade, Halifax [1969]

Bell Hayes, HalifaxRef B2694
Haugh Shaw Road.

Owners and tenants have included

See Green Hayes

Bell Hole, ErringdenRef B54
A natural depression in the moorland near Bell House, Erringden

Bell House, ErringdenRef B426
Bell House Moor, Cragg Vale.

The house overlooks Bell Hole.

Occupation of the site may be very ancient, and a Thomas de Bellehus is mentioned in 1307.

The farm is next to Keelham Farm, Cragg Vale.

It has been suggested that this was where the forester for the Forest of Sowerbyshire lived and the name originates in a bell near here which was rung for the feeding of the animals in Erringden deer park

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

Bell House Farm, SouthowramRef B3261
Stood at the top of Cain Lane.

Recorded in 1953, when Fred Lee had a greengrocery business here

This & associated entries use material contributed by Elaine Hodkinson

Bell House Moor, Cragg ValeRef B3131

See Bell House and Water Trough, Bell House Moor

Bell-ringersRef B289
In May 1871, bell-ringers from Dewsbury, Elland, Huddersfield, Halifax, Ossett, Bradford, Liversedge and Birstall, took part in a contest on the bells in Holy Trinity Church, Low Moor. The contest began at 7:00 am and ended at 11:30 pm. There were 10,000 changes rung. The Dewsbury ringers took the first prize of £10; Elland [2nd] £7; Halifax [3rd] £5; Bradford [4th] £3; Ossett [5th] £1

See William Crossley, George Holdsworth, John Holdsworth and Town crier

Bellamy, Rev DavidRef B2462
[1837-1866] BA.

He was educated at Catherine Hall Cambridge / Usher at Heath Grammar School [1852] / Headmaster at Rishworth School [1856].

In 1860, he married Mary Ellen Wheelwright in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright
 

Child: Julian Edward

He died in the Punjab, India.

Mary Ellen & her son were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

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Bellamy, Julian EdwardRef B1275
[1865-1939] Son of Rev David Bellamy.

Born in the Peshawar, Punjab, India.

He was educated at Eton [1881] / a law student [1891] / a barrister.

In 1891, he married Edith Margaret Cayley [1864-1935] at Ketton, Rutland.

They lived at Bowers Hall, Barkisland [where he died 1939].

He & his mother were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

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Bellamy, Rev Robert LoweRef B1121
[1866-1938] BD.

(Possibly) born in Hull.

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained a priest [1891]. He served as curate in several Yorkshire parishes in the 1890s – Otley, Keighley, Spofforth and Silkstone, Barnsley – before becoming Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1903-1908]. He left to serve at Kirkby Overblow.

He wrote several books, mainly for younger readers. One of his earliest works, The Broken Blade: A Detective Story, appeared in four weekly parts in the Boys' Own Paper [1895]. Writing for the major youth organisations, he produced Hints from Sandow [1899] and Hints from Baden-Powell [1900].

Other works included

  • Silkstone Stories for Children [1902]
  • The Unruly Member [1915]
  • Do-You-Good Ballads for the Young [1921]
  • Through Cloud and Sunshine [1924]
  • Scout Grey: Detective [1927]
  • Old Nick of Pig's [c. 1930]

Byron the Man [1924], a biography of the 19th century English poet, was republished in the USA in 1975 and 1977.

He died in Wetherby

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Bellars, Rev A. R.Ref B1307
[18??-19??]
Curate at
Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1918]. In 1919, he was appointed vice-principal of Salisbury Theological College

Belle Royd Farm, BlackshawheadRef B737
Laithe-house dated 1734 ITS.

Originally called Pannet Ing

Belle Vue Almshouse, Margaret StreetRef B1946

Belle Vue Almshouses, HalifaxRef B1325

Belle Vue Cottages, HalifaxRef B2772
A name which has been used to refer to the Crossley Almshouses, Margaret Street [1901]

Belle Vue, HalifaxRef B1902
In 1841, there are records of an earlier Belle Vue, which was probably the one bought by Crossley Sir Francis Crossley in 1845, and which was demolished to make way for his Belle Vue House of 1857.

Owners and tenants have included

Belle Vue, HalifaxRef B61
Aka Crossley House.

House at the northern side of People's Park built by Stokes in 1857 for Sir Francis Crossley.

In 1841, there are records of an earlier Belle Vue, which was probably the one bought by Crossley in 1845.

See Herbert Tate, John Walker and Whistler Park, Halifax

Belle Vue House, BrighouseRef B3262
Lister Street.

Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Belle Vue Library, HalifaxRef B2535
Lister Lane.

In 1890, Belle Vue House was sold to Halifax Corporation in 1899, and became Halifax Central Library in 1890, and Belle Vue Museum in 1897.

The library was located in a single-storey extension to the north of the house, and the museum was in the main house.

In 1914, the library was reorganised and reopened on 1st August 1914.

When the facilities at Belle Vue proved inadequate, the new Central Library opened next door to Northgate House in February 1983, at a cost of £1,800,000

Belle Vue Museum, HalifaxRef B2369
Established at Belle Vue, Halifax in 1897 when the house was sold to Halifax Corporation. This was the Natural History Section of the Halifax Museum. The public library was next door.

Curators at the Museum have included

See Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mike Simonson

Belle Vue Race CourseRef B1593
Aka New Belle Vue. The original name of the Halifax Race Course

Belle Vue Smallpox Hospital, Mount TaborRef B2699
Or Belle View.

Recorded in 1929, when it had accommodation for 36 patients. It was subsidised by the Brighouse Joint Hospital Board and the UDCs of Luddendenfoot, Midgley and Sowerby. In 1928, it had 238 cases of which 223 were from Halifax

Bellenger, Albert StoreyRef B897
[1913-1941]
Son of Lily Bellenger of Walsden.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy.

He died 20th December 1941 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Bellew, Cyril A. G.Ref B923
[1891-1915]
Or Bellow.

Son of L. Bellew.

Born in Barbados.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with X Battery Royal Horse Artillery.

He died 14th May 1915 (aged 24).

He was buried at Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, France [Grave Ref II F 23].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Bellew, L.Ref B944
[1866-19??]
Or Bellow.

He was a Company Sergeant Major with the 33rd Regimental District, later the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 29th October 1906, he was appointed mace bearer of Halifax

He married Sarah A. [1862-19??].


Sarah was born in Spitalfields, London.

She was an army school mistress [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Hugh [b 1890]
  2. Cyril
  3. Elsie [b 1896]
  4. Lawrence [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Clarence Villas, Pontefract [1901]
  • Southsea, Hampshire

Bellfield, RalphRef B1436
[18??-19??] He served during World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Bellgrove, HalifaxRef B3274
House on Rothwell Road, Halifax.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Edward Richardson (builder) [1901]
  • Albert Priestley (draper) [1901]

BellholmeRef B236
Area of Todmorden.

Named for Bell Parkin.

Todmorden Borough Football Club have their grounds here

Bellholme Sports Centre, TodmordenRef B2610
Rochdale Road

Bellwood, Robert JohnRef B1437
[1860-1917] Born at Tynemouth

In [Q4] 1892, he married Mary Annie Binner in Halifax.

Child: Thomas Ingham

They lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Engineer with the Mercantile Marines aboard the cargo ship SS Grenadier.

He died 23rd February 1917 when his ship was struck by a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 8 of her crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

Bellwood, Thomas InghamRef B955
[1895-1917]
Son of
Robert John Bellwood.

He lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

He was a regular soldier and enlisted in 1911. with the Grenadier Guards.

On 13th February 1913, he fell 30 ft whilst cleaning the windows at Knightsbridge Barracks, London.

He served as a Cook with the Royal Navy.

He served in France.

He suffered epileptic fits and was discharged as medically unfit.

He was going to sea, and decided to swim back to his ship, but drowned in the River Tyne at South Shields [May/June 1917] (aged 22). His body was found at the harbour entrance [11th June 1916].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Belly BridgeRef B585
Aka Belly Brig. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

Belly BrigRef B3185
Aka Belly Bridge. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

See Belly Brig Farm

Belly Brig Hill Farm, LightcliffeRef B287
The name is a local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge.

In 1802, John Radcliffe sold the property to George Armytage

In 1820, Armytage built Holme House on the site

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso

Belsfield, TodmordenRef B312
Owners and tenants have included

Belvedere, HipperholmeRef B481
In the Brianscholes valley. Built around 1790 by Dr Robert Alexander. Originally called Chelsea House. There was a bath house in the grounds

Bembridge Park CentreRef B268
Halifax. Business centre at the former Park Congregational Church

Bemerside, Skircoat GreenRef B402

Bemond, NicholasRef B2436
[14??-15??]
Wool merchant at Halifax. Recorded in 1493 in the
ullnagers' rolls

Ben-Becula, HalifaxRef B2363
House at Hopwood Lane / Vincent Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Benbow, EmilyRef B1743
[18??-19??] She has 2 illegitimate children:

  1. John Edward
  2. Ruth A.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Benbow, John EdwardRef B685
[1897-1918] (Probably) illegitimate son of Emily Benbow.

Sources show him as sister of Ruth A. Benbow, nephew of John Benbow of 3 Ivy Cottage, Knotts Road, Lydgate, Todmorden, & stepgrandson of Sutcliffe Sutcliffe.

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

He was killed [11th February 1918].

The Todmorden & District News [1st March 1918] reported his death, news of which came in a letter to his sister Ruth informing her that her brother Jack had died of wounds in his back from a shell which burst 2 yards away, whilst he was one of a group of 7 men fetching water.

The Edition of 15th March 1918, published a photograph and added that Sgt. Benbow was an efficient NCO, and a fearlessly brave and courageous soldier. Only days before his death, he had carried out a very successful reconnaissance, leading a patrol from the British lines to a German aircraft which had fallen in no man's land and brought back valuable information.

He was buried at Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V D 10].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

BenefactorsRef B62

Benham, Sarah ElizabethRef B1534
[1???-18??]
She ran a
school in Halifax

Benn ...Ref B57
The entries for people & families with the surname Benn are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Benn's: Benjamin Benn & SonsRef B2632
Halifax furniture removers & general carriers established by Benjamin Benn.

An advertisement from 1900 proclaims


BENJAMIN BENN & SONS Furniture Removers & General Carriers No. 2, Lister St, Winding Road and Top of Horton St, Halifax
 

Later, the business became Benn & Sons (Halifax) Limited and they were at Hanson Lane, Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Bennet, Rev W.Ref B1274
[18??-19??]
Free Methodist minister at Elland [1907]

Bennett ...Ref B149
The entries for people & families with the surname Bennett are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bennett's: Hugh Bennett & SonRef B2794
Tea dealers at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1834].

Established by Hugh Bennett.

See George Morris Bennett

Bennetts, Rev J.Ref B1767
[18??-19??]
In 1905, he was recorded as being Minister at
Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden and Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden

Bennington, MatthewRef B3125
[17??-18??] A stay maker.

He married Sarah Spencer.


Sarah was the daughter of Blakey Spencer
 

Children:

  1. Margaret Mary (Polly) [1761-1812] who married John Wrenshall

Benns, WarleyRef B425
House and double-aisled barn. Dated 1692 M possibly for the Murgatroyd family.

Owners and tenants have included

Benson, DanielRef B973
[1???-191?]
He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Benson, E. R.Ref B262
[18??-19??] Actor who gave several performances at the Grand Theatre & Opera House in 1902

Benson, ErnestRef B1449
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Horse & Jockey, Elland [1917] / Rose & Crown, Warley [1929-1930] / Trafalgar Inn, Halifax [1931-1936]

Benson, MrRef B2359
[17??-18??]
Methodist Minister at Halifax. His teachings influenced
Jonathan Saville

Benson, Thomas WashingtonRef B387
[1865-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner (employer) [1911] / President of the Halifax Madrigal Society [1913].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Alice Louisa Gledhill? [1864-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Gladys (Washington Benson) [b 1892]
  2. George (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
  3. Marjorie (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
  4. Thomas
  5. Arthur (Washington Benson) [b 1900]
  6. Joyce (Washington Benson) [b 1907]
  7. Joan (Washington Benson) [b 1909]

The family lived at

Benson, Thomas WashingtonRef B1439
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Washington Benson

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Royal Scots.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 22nd August 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Belgium [Grave Ref I D 15].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Bent, AnnRef B783
[18??-1???]
Daughter of
Hamlet Bent.

She married (1) Mr Noble. He died in 183?.

She married (2) Rev Thomas Chandler Curties

Bent, CooksonRef B1358
[1886-1916] Son of Thomas Cookson Bent.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / working in the engine shed as Sowerby Bridge Station [1914].

He lived at 2 Tatham's Yard, New Road, Halifax.

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

He served in Egypt and later went to France.

He died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France [1st October 1916].

The Halifax Courier [21st October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France [Grave Ref II E 18]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Bent Farm, SowerbyRef B1952

The Todmorden & District News [Friday]


Bent Farm, Blackwood, Sowerby

Farm, Outbuildings and about 9 acres of land Sold at Auction to Mrs Smith of Raw End Farm, Sowerby for £826

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Bent, HamletRef B351
[17??-1832] Cotton manufacturer of Mytholmroyd. He was salesman and later partner in the James King partnership. He was a partner in Turner, Bent & Company. In 1797, he built Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge on land which was a part of the King family estate.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

In 1797, he married Elizabeth Haigh.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. James
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child

In 1815, he was Chairman of the trustees of the Mytholmroyd Bridge & Blackstone Edge Turnpike Trust

Bent's: Hamlet Bent & CompanyRef B2145
Cotton spinners and fustian manufacturers. The company was the successor to Turner, Bent & Company at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge

Bent Head, HeptonstallRef B830
Widdop Road. Early 17th century house.

The bressumer has a witch peg charm – a wooden needle wound round with human hair – wedged into it to protect against witches.

See Far Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well and Near Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well

Bent Head, TodmordenRef B42
A stile about 100 yards to the east has a small boulder with Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks

Bent, JamesRef B355
[17??-18??] Son of Hamlet Bent.

Cotton spinner at Bankfoot, Hebden Bridge.

From 1825, he occupied Bankfoot Mill, Staups Mill, and Midgehole Mill.

In March 1833, he was declared bankrupt

Bent, ReubenRef B981
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 27th May 1918.

He was buried at Hermonville Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 6].

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

Bent, Thomas CooksonRef B1359
[1838-1894] Son of John Bent, overlooker.

Born in Stockport, Cheshire.

He was a railway porter of Halifax [1877] / a railway yard porter [1881, 1891]

In [Q3] 1857, he (possibly) married (1) Ann Lyon in Stockport.

In [Q1] 1877, he married (2) Emma Hoye [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Halifax, was born in Barnsley, the daughter of James Hoye, labourer.

She had an illegitimate son: Alfred Hoye [b 1870].

In 1871, Emma (a charwoman) & Alfred were living with John Fielder.

Alfred was a tailor's apprentice [1891], a tailor [1901]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1880]
  2. Clara [b 1882] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  3. Lottie [b 1883] who was a worsted winder [1901]
  4. Cookson
  5. Amos [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]

They lived at

  • 1 Bells Fold, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 4 Albert Street, Halifax [1901]

Thomas died in 1894

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Bentall, P.Ref B2693
[19??-19??]
Minister recorded when he performed a burial at
Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1960]

Bentham, HaroldRef B982
[1895-1916]
He worked for Israel Holdsworth of Halifax.

He lived at

  • Park Street, Brighouse
  • 1 Holly Mount, Halifax [with his sister]

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed whilst in charge of the ration party [25th September 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 11C & 12A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Bentham, NathanRef B3332
[19??-19??]
Player with
Halifax RLFC [1929]. He won caps for while at Halifax

Bentley ...Ref B122
The entries for people & families with the surname Bentley are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

BentleyRef B150
Area of Shelf.

The name is derived from Old English words bent and ley, possibly meaning a clearing with bent-grass.

See Bentley Royd, Sowerby

Bentley & KayeRef B2033
Stone merchant and stone quarrier at Lillands Quarry, Rastrick and Longroyde Quarry, Rastrick. Partners included Joseph Bentley and (possibly) Mr Kaye

Bentley & ShawRef B3288
Brewers at Lockwood Brewery.

In 1795, Timothy Bentley built the brewery by the Horse Bank Spring, a common water source on the Meltham Road, Lockwood.

Bentley invented the Yorkshire system of brewing beer.

By the 1840s, the brewery covered 70 acres and has its own fire brigade and gas works. The Bentley family home was built within the brewery.

Around 1841, the business passed to Timothy's grandsons: Henry Bentley, John Robert Bentley and Bentley Shaw.

The business was so successful that, by 1869, it began to consume a large proportion of the spring water, to the annoyance of the local residents.

They were at Lockwood [1926]. Their Town Ales are mentioned in advertisements.

The company wound up [1st April 1961] and was taken over by Hammonds United Brewery Limited, Fountain Brewery, Bradford.

The brewery was demolished in 1975.

See Bridge Hotel, Greetland, Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge, New Inn, Sowood and Rising Sun, Elland

This & associated entries use material contributed by Lesley Abernethy

Bentley & ShepherdRef B2101
19th century quarry owners and stone merchants established at Hipperholme by Thomas Shepherd and James Bentley.

They had business at Hill Top Quarry, Hipperholme, South Edge Quarry, Hipperholme [1901], Pearson Brow Quarry, Hipperholme, and Stubbing Quarry, Hipperholme.

On 30th May 1870, there was a fall of rock at one of their quarries and William Hainsworth and Rufus Woodhead were killed, and William Cockett and James Holmes were injured

Bentley & SmithRef B2034
Stone quarrier with Castle Fields Quarry, Rastrick [1896], Lillands Quarry, Rastrick [1896], and Southage's Quarry, Rastrick [1917].

See Southage's

Bentley's BakeryRef B2291
Established by Harold Bentley and his sisters, Ethel and Annie, at Briggate, Brighouse in the 1920s.

In 1947, the business was bought by Mary and Sydney Squire. The business was carried on by their son, Charles, and became Squire's Bakery

Bentley Brothers, Bailiff BridgeRef B2507
A partnership of 4 brothers, including John Bentley. Recorded in 1853

Bentley, Butterfield & GomersallRef B1922
Quarry-owners in Brighouse / Southowram.

Recorded around 1870

Bentley's GiftRef B1150
Around 1651, John Bentley gave £20 to be given

on loan to 4 honest tradesmen of Sowerby-cum-Soyland, 3 in Sowerby & 1 in Soyland

The men had to repay the loan with interest

Bentley Hollins, SowerbyRef B562
Eli Bentley was born here

Bentley's: J. E. Bentley & Company LimitedRef B2120
Woollen manufacturers, dyers and finishers at Dunkirk Mills, Halifax.

Founded by Joseph Edwin Bentley.

In 1951, they acquired Woodfield Mill, Greetland

Bentley's: John Bentley & SonsRef B2062
Todmorden printers established by John Bentley. Recorded in 1905.

In 1913, they advertised business as printers, bookbinders and stationers at their Fountain Pen Depot, York Street, Todmorden

Bentley Publishing CompanyRef B2013
Publishers at Wesley Court, Crossley Street, Halifax [1900]. Established by Wallace Bentley

They published books for engineers and mechanics

Bentley Royd, SowerbyRef B63
Sowerby New Road. House recorded in 1275.

It was owned by Richard Hopkinson. His daughter Isabel married John Dykson around 1482. Since that time, the house has been associated with the Dickson – or Dykson – family. It is dated J E D 1636 for John Dickson and his wife Ellena.

After his marriage, Francis Priestley went to live here. In 1789, it was owned by the Priestley family.

John Rawson bought the property in 1879.

At one time, it was the Sowerby Workhouse.

The plasterwork was moved to Halifax museums when the house was demolished.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax


Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge?

 

See Bentley

Bentley Royd, Sowerby BridgeRef B1519
Recorded in 1870, when Richard Hodgson lived here.


Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby?

 

See Lower Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge

Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries LimitedRef B2415
Established by Timothy Bentley at Eshaldwell Brewery, Woodlesford.

On Timothy's death, his son Henry took over the business.

In 1890, they acquired the Crown Brewery business established by John Eastwood.

The brewery closed in 1900. The premises became the Crown Works.

Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries Limited is recorded at 21 Silver Street, Halifax in 1936

See Ivy, Elland and Sportsman, Boothtown

This & associated entries use material contributed by Lesley Abernethy

Bents Farm, ErringdenRef B741
Horsehold Lane. Laithe-house dated J B 1839

Bents Farm, NorlandRef B1507
Moorbottom Lane. Early 19th century laithe-house

Owners and tenants have included

Bents Knoll Cottage, HeptonstallRef B649
Widdop Road. Mid 17th century house. It is now used for agricultural purposes. The early-19th century barn is also listed

Benwell, Rev Ernest John HenryRef B1199
[18??-19??]
BA.

Educated at St John's College Cambridge. Curate at Southowram [1896-1900]. He moved to Arundel, Sussex

Berbiers, John L.Ref B1499
[19??-19??]
Halifax Borough architect. He made several drawings of scenes in and around Halifax in the 1960s

Beresford, EdwinRef B1522
[19??-19??]
He was Joint General Manager of the
Halifax Building Society [1956-1960]

Beresford, PCRef B2205
[18??-18??]
Clifton constable [1868]

Bergin, MichaelRef B1204
[1862-1900] Born in Ireland.

He was a railway labourer in Halifax [1891].

The family were members of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Claremount.

In [Q4] 1889, he married Mary McDermott in Halifax.


Mary was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Patrick [1891-1955]
  2. (possibly) Daisy [b 1892]
  3. twins [?] John [1892-1893] who died aged 4 months
  4. Dennis [1892-1899] who died in the Borough Hospital [18th  August 1899]

They lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was Mary's mother Bridget McDermott [b 1821]

Michael drowned in the lake at Shibden Park [8th June 1900] (aged 38) 

He & other members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Berkeley FromeRef B1367
Halifax department store established in Silver Street, Halifax by Smith, Nicholson & West Limited, in the 1950s when the lease ran out on their department store in Crossley Street, Halifax.

The West family were originally from Frome, Somerset.

An early family member – in the whitesmith trade – had moved from Frome to London, where he installed bell systems in wealthy homes for them to call their servants.

He did some work in a home in Berkeley Square, London, where he fell in love with the owner's daughter – an impossible match due to the class difference, so they eloped to Halifax!

The shop name – Berkeley Frome – is a combination of his birthplace and where they met

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sally West

Berkeley HouseRef B56
Formerly the Dean Clough Institute.

In the 20th century, the building was sold and used for industrial purposes, becoming known as Berkeley House.

In the 1930s, a robe-making business occupied Berkeley House. In the 1940s, the building was damaged by fire

Berkly, LizzieRef B1238
[1884-19??] Of Bank Side, Hebden Bridge. She was active in the suffragette movement.

During the fustian weavers' strike of 1906, she, Lavena Saltonstall, Lillian Cobbe, Dinah Connelly, Louisa Saltonstall, Lily Draper and Laura Annie Wilson, were amongst 57 suffragettes and others who were arrested and imprisoned following an attack on the House of Commons in March 1907. All were given the option of 20/- fine plus costs or imprisonment. They all opted for 14 days' imprisonment in Holloway Gaol.

Berlin Wool Repository, BrighouseRef B1835
Recorded in 1881 in the census entry for Mrs Elizabeth Empsall at 31 Commercial Street, Brighouse.


Presumably this was a business selling supplies for ladies who were making Berlin wool work which became popular in the 19th century
 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Bermerside House, HalifaxRef B293
Greenroyd Close.

Built by Roger Ives for Edward Crossley in 1872 on the site of the earlier Ravenscliffe.

Crossley installed an astronomical observatory with what was – at the time – the second largest telescope in the world – in spite of the atmospheric pollution over the town.

On 5th April 1911, the house was given to the town by Arthur Donald Oates and Emma Oates in memory of their late brother Edwin James Oates.

The estate was bought for £5,000 & Mr & Miss Oates paid for alterations to the house into an open air school at a cost of £1,000. In addition £4,000 was set aside to start a convalescent home and form part of the Oates Trust Fund

It is now private dwellings.

The Lodge is also a private house.

See Joseph Gledhill and Cornall Goodman

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover & Jeffrey Knowles

Bermondsey House, Savile ParkRef B2498
House opposite St Jude's Church.

Around 1960, the Bermondsey House School was here

Bermondsey Leather Warehouse, HalifaxRef B1892

Recorded in 1915, when they were at Bull Green

Berrington, John WilliamRef B350
[1890-1918] Illegitimate son of Laura Berrington [1863-1???] of Radford.

Born in King Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed in action in Greece [19th September 1918].

He was buried at Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref I E 9]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Berron, BenjaminRef B1108
[16??-1???]
Son of
Benjamin Berron.

He was Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1670]

Berron, BenjaminRef B1103
[16??-17??] Or Baron [1682].

Curate at Sowerby [1697-1701]. He went on to be Vicar of Bradford.

He married Unknown.

Child: Benjamin

Berry ...Ref B10
The entries for people & families with the surname Berry are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Berry Bottom Gardens, ShelfRef B857
Pleasure gardens at Heathwood House.

Aka Heathwood House Tea Gardens.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Dennis McPeake

Berry BrothersRef B2094
Cotton-waste manufacturers at Hebble Lane Mill, Wheatley [1905] and Brook Mill Fulling Mills / Little Hebble Mill, Ovenden  [1905, 1908]

The business was listed in 1881 up to 1917. It is not listed in 1922.

Possible partners included Benjamin Berry, Septimus Berry, and Abraham Berry

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ian Horne & Marilyn Taylor

Berry's: Francis Berry & SonsRef B2116
Engineers, ironfounders, millwrights and machine tool makers at Calder Dale Iron Works, Sowerby Bridge established by Francis Berry in 1832.

They later had an office at 84 Cannon Street, London EC.

In 1890, the proprietors were his grandsons, Francis, Robert and Charles Berry.

In 1890, they employed over 200 workers. They did considerable overseas trade with India, China, Japan, South America and Australia. Their telegraphic address was Berrys, Sowerby Bridge.

In January 1898, they posted a lock-out notice, as workers protested in support of the 8-hour working day.

See John Stirk and William Tasker

This & associated entries use material contributed by Stephen Crossley

Berry's: John Berry (Halifax) LimitedRef B1250
Founded in 1840 by John Berry. They were at New Bank Foundry

Partners included his nephew John Berry and his John Frederick Berry.

The firm continued as a private concern after John Frederick Berry's death in 1934.

The business closed around 1945

This & associated entries use material contributed by Les Piggin

Berry Lane Grain Warehouse, HalifaxRef B1890
A grain storage warehouse built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company & the Great Northern Railway Company at Berry Lane.

The warehouse was built adjacent to the Charlestown Road Viaduct, and incorporated the first 6 arches of the viaduct into the warehouse storage area.

A private rail siding and unloading dock was constructed at the upper level, with lifting gear used to lower grain or raise milled flour to/from the storage warehouse below. The upper level was partially covered with a canopy roof to provide a degree of weather protection. High-level access walkways were added that crossed Berry Lane, passed under the Beacon Hill Viaduct and over Bailey Hall Road to the Bailey Hall Mill.

The warehouse was built after 1889.

Demolished between 1971 & 1981

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Berry Lane Viaduct, HalifaxRef B744
Aka Charlestown Viaduct

Berry's: Thomas Berry & SonsRef B1119
Tool makers at Calderdale Ironworks, Sowerby Bridge. Established around 1831. They were probably the oldest tool makers in Halifax

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Berry's: William Berry & SonsRef B3419
Land & Mineral Surveyors at Lightcliffe [1869].

See Binns Bottom Mine, Southowram

Bersweden, Rev N.Ref B850
[19??-] Vicar of Hartshead [1997-2000]

Bertram, ThomasRef B1031
[18??-18??] In 1842, he, Valentine Ackroyd & Henry Jagger were charged with stealing a quantity of cloth from the pews at Coley Chapel. They were all found guilty and sentence to 1 months' imprisonment.

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BerumRef B103

Berwick, CharlesRef B164
[1841-1916] Born in Gisburn.

He was a woolstapler [1891] / a retired wool merchant [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1868, he married Mary Lund [1850-1925].


Mary came from Gargrave, in Skipton
 

Children:

  1. Charles Henry
  2. Frederick William
  3. John [b 1884] who died [before 1911]

They lived at

He died 20th January 1916.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,584 3/-

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Berwick, Frederick WilliamRef B478
[1873-1945] Son of Charles Berwick.

Born in Halifax [31st July 1873].

He was a woolstapler's assistant [1891] / a wool merchant (employer) [1911] / a woolstapler with business in Deal Street, Halifax [1916] / a wool merchant (employer) [1921].

On 5th May 1907, he married Ella Woodhead in Halifax.


Ella was the daughter of Rufus Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. Winifred May [b 1910]
  2. Charles Trevor who died 5th January 1917 (aged 8 weeks) &  was buried with his parents
  3. John Frederick Ronald [b 1913]
  4. Marjorie Doreen [b 23rd February 1920]

The family lived at

  • 34 Clifton Road, Halifax [1911]
  • Inglemoor, Greenroyd Avenue, Halifax [1921]
  • 2 Grandsmere Place, Halifax [1939]

The couple died in Halifax:

Frederick William died 26th September 1945 (aged 72).

Ella died 11th January 1963 (aged 79).

They both died in Halifax and were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Berwick, Henry CharlesRef B853
[18??-19??]
Son of
Charles Berwick.

He was a woolstapler [1916].

He lived at 5 Trinity Place, Halifax [1916]

Berwick, JohnRef B233
Pseudonym of Agnes Marion Barber

Bery, William deRef B17
[13??-1???] In 13??, he, John West and John Megotson – all of Halifax – were outlawed for failing to appear at Westminster to defend themselves after being accused of killing deer in the park of Sir William de Nevyle of Raby, at Cottingley

Best ...Ref B194
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The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Best & TurnerRef B3183
Insurers, accountants and property agents at Brighouse. Recorded in 1909, when they had premises next to the Albert Hall, Brighouse

Beste, Rev JohnRef B158
[15??-1578] Aka Best. He was the first Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1560-1578].

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Beswick, CharlesRef B1886
[1818-1888] Born in Cheadle, Cheshire.

He was a newsagent [1851] / a bookseller & stationer [1861] / a letterpress printer [1863] / a bookseller employing 2 boys [1871] / a bookseller at 26 Silver Street, Halifax [1874] / a newsagent [1881].

In [Q4] 1844, he married Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Crabtree [1820-1895] in Halifax.


Caroline was born in Halifax [3rd December 1820], the daughter of Elijah Crabtree.

She was a provision dealer [1851]

 

They lived at

  • 17 St James's Road, Halifax [1851]
  • 25 Crown Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Fielding Street, Mile Thorn, Halifax [1871, 1881]

Charles died 22nd August 1888 (aged 70).

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth died 24th September 1895 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3930] with Elijah Crabtree

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Beswick, ErnestRef B2876
[1864-1???] Born in Chester.

He was a commercial traveller [1891].

In 1888, he married Emma, daughter of Wright Sutcliffe, at Halifax

Beswick, GeorgeRef B1185
[17??-18??]
Landlord of the
Triangle Inn.

See Carnation show

Beswick, John WilliamRef B331
[1892-1964] Son of Joseph Beswick.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a mechanic [1912].

In 1912, he married Olive Hey [1890-1958] in Halifax.


Olive was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1913]
  2. Amy [b 1915]

The children were born in Halifax

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Beswick, JosephRef B328
[1859-1923] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton twiner.

In 1880, he married Mary Ellen in Southport.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of
William Riley
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1881]
  2. John William

In 1898, Mary Ellen adopted Ada, her brother Tom's stepdaughter

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Bethel New Connexion BandRef B1520
A brass band formed by the members of Bethel Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Holmfield. Formed in 1???. Disbanded in 1???

Bethel Rhodes & SonRef B2118
Wire manufacturers with works at King Cross Street, and Bond Street, Halifax. They produced a patented woven wire bobbin board. Recorded in 1907

Bethell, Fr PhilipRef B968
[18??-19??] From Leeds.

He succeeded Canon Thomas Worthy as Principal of the Shibden Industrial School [1911]

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Bethune, Henry Leonard DrinkwaterRef B1456
[1858-1939] RN, CBE.

Son of Admiral Charles Ramsey Drinkwater Bethune [1802-1884].

Born 14th February 1858.

He was a Captain in the Royal Navy.

On 1st September 1888, he married Mary Edith Wyndham Dwyer [1864-1935] at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.


Mary's father, Rev Canon Philip Dwyer [1822-1905], conducted the ceremony.

Her sister, Annie Constance Dwyer, married John Selwyn Rawson

 

Children:

  1. Charles Philip [1889-1962] who was an engineer [1939]
  2. Dorothy Anne Frances [1894-1989] who married Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
  3. Rupert Edward Maximilian [1896-1929]

They lived at Bullace Trees, Triangle [1919-1939].

Edith Wyndham died 23rd June 1935 (aged 70).

Henry died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [24th May 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,180 19/5d [Resworn £7,026 12/3d]. Probate was granted to son Charles Philip and son-in-law Hugh Reginald Holdsworth.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

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Betley, JackRef B1408
[1923-1943]
Son of Ethel & Harold Betley of 20 Summergate Place, Halifax.

He was a member of Fairfield Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax & Boys'  Brigade / educated at Battinson Road School, Halifax / employed by in the grocery department of Halifax Co-operative Society.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [15th July 1943] (aged 20).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref I B 22].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Beton, Henry EdgarRef B465
[1872-1950] Born in Halifax.

He was an insurance agent [1903].

In [Q1] 1903, he married Isabel Jenkinson in Halifax.


Isabel was the daughter of
George Jenkinson
 

There is no evidence that they had any children.

Henry Edgar died in Chichester [16th July 1950].

Isabel died in Bournemouth [19th December 1959]

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Bettison, WilliamRef B1517
[1819-1876]

In [Q2] 1855, he married Maria Shaw in Halifax.


Maria was the daughter of
Thomas Shaw
 

Maria died 16th August 1865 (aged 55).

She was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: I5] with her parents.

William (possibly) died Q3 1876 (aged 57) 

Betty o' th' FlyRef B1186
A character from Luddenden – born Elizabeth Hindle – who appears in Whiteley Turner's book A Spring-Time Saunter

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Bevan, ErnestRef B971
[1881-1951] Labour politician. He was one of the founders of the Transport & General Workers Union.

He visited Halifax on 14th January 1928

Bevan, Rev HarriRef B1298
[18??-19??]
Minister at
Booth Congregational Church [1906]

Bevan, P.Ref B995
[19??-] Curate at Brighouse [1980]

Bevel, MrRef B1372
[16??-16??]
Curate at
Sowerby [16??]. He was ejected from Monk Fryston

Beverley ...Ref B1947
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Beverley EndRef B677
District of Todmorden.

There are bee boles here

Beverley Footbridge, TodmordenRef B905
18th century clapper bridge at Jumble Hole Clough

Bibby, JamesRef B3066
[18??-18??] He married Elizabeth Ann. Elizabeth Ann was a laundress at Windle Royd Laundry, Warley [1891]. Four of their daughters worked at the Laundry.

Children:

  1. Florence who married Harry Arthur Mellor
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. daughter

They lived at Windle Royd Farm

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Bibby, R. T.Ref B1038
[19??-19??]

Recorded in 1958, when he was tenant at Lower Old Well Head, Halifax

Bibby's: T. Bibby & Company LimitedRef B2391
Manufacturers of steel equipment for the brewing, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries at Jasper Street Works, Halifax

Bible Society Repository, TodmordenRef B2375
Recorded in 1861 at Pavement when Samuel Ward Walton was in charge

Bickerdike, Arthur WilliamRef B695
[1851-1889] Son of Mary [1825-18??] & John Bickerdike [1818-1872].

He was a pianoforte tuner & repairer [1871]. He produced the Beacon Christmas & New Year's Annual [1872] He edited an almanac called Th' Beacon [1875].

He and his parents lived at Prescott Street, Halifax

Bickerdike, John HenryRef B283
[1880-1945] Born in Stainland.

He was a green grocer [1911].

In [Q4] 1907, he married Mary Eliza Akroyd [1882-1963] in Halifax.


Mary Eliza was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Constance Evylyn [b 1910]

They lived at South Parade, Stainland [1911].

John Henry died 18th July 1945 (aged 65).

Mary Eliza died 3rd December 1963 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/571]

Bickerdike, WilliamRef B1796
[1838-1878] Born in Kirkburton.

He was a maltster [1871].

He married Grace H. [1836-1895].


Grace was born in Edinburgh
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1862]
  2. Dan
  3. Florence McGregor [b 1868]

They lived at 18 Upper Bell Hall, Halifax [1871]

Bickerdyke, DanRef B1782
[1863-1???] Son of William Bickerdike.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaver of 6 Haugh Shaw [1893] / a carpet weaver [1901, 1911].

In 1893, he married Henrietta Jenkinson at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Henrietta, of 87 Boothtown Road, was the daughter of Thomas Porter Jenkinson
 

Children:

  1. Archie H. [b 1897]
  2. Alex [b 1905]

They lived at

  • 85 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 87 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

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Biddiss, Rev RayRef B2215
[19??-] Pastor at Pellon Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church, Pellon

Biddulph, JohnRef B864
[1853-1908]

In [Q4] 1881, he married Susannah Ryder [1854-1935] in Congleton, Cheshire.

Child: Lily [1890-1894]

They lived at Copley.

John died 21st September 1908 (aged 55).

Susannah died 24th December 1935 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

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Bienaimé, FrancescoRef B106
[18??-18??] Sculptor of the Carrara marble statues which stood along the terrace at People's Park. He also made the statues at London's Crystal Palace and at Chatsworth

Big DaddyRef B324

Big KateRef B641
A 220ft high chimney – one of the tallest in the town – which stood at Range Bank. It was owned by Halifax Corporation and was demolished in 1956

Bigelow, ErasmusRef B2376
[18??-18??]
An American engineer.

He worked in Massachusetts where he developed the power-loom.

In 1851, he exhibited his carpet-making machinery at The Great Exhibition.

The carpet manufacturers in Kidderminster rejected his invention, but Crossley's bought it.

With the help of George Collier, Crossley's mechanised the weaving of carpets

Bigg, WalterRef B1592
[1842-1???] Born in Manchester.

He was a coach smith [1871].

In [Q2] 1862, he married Ellen Hardman [1842-1878] in Salford, Lancashire.


Ellen was born in Bestwick, the daughter of Joseph Hardman
 

Children:

  1. Emily E. [b 1863]
  2. Agnes [b 1866]
  3. Walter [b 1868]

They lived at Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were Walter's aunts Clara Bigg [b 1802] & Elizabeth Bigg [1804-1871].

Ellen died 3rd October 1878 (aged 37), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2287] with Walter's aunts Elizabeth Bigg [1804-1871] & Sarah Bigg [1801-1878]

Biggins, Rev CharlesRef B2281
[18??-19??]
MA.

Unitarian Minister at Todmorden [1917]

Bilberry Hall, GreetlandRef B2825

See Bilberry Hall Lane, Greetland

Bilberry Hall Pleasure Grounds, GreetlandRef B1746
Recorded in 1905, when the proprietor was J. Furness

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Biles, CharlesRef B2549
[1842-1???]
Of Witney, Oxfordshire.

On 18th August 1876, he went to Oxford police and confessed to the murder of Sarah Bell at Todmorden Vicarage, which he claimed to have committed about 7 years ago, and for which Miles Weatherill was hanged in 1868.

Magistrates at Oxford City Police Court heard that Biles was drunk when he made the confession, and they discharged him on condition that his brother take charge of him

Bill KnipeRef B169
Aka Bill Nipe.

See Eagle Crag, Todmorden

Bill's TownRef B3355
A popular name for Elland after the rebuilding programme carried out in the 1960s under the ægis of Elland's Town Clerk, Bill Thomas

Billiard Rooms, HalifaxRef B2298
Subscription billiard rooms were recorded in 1845 at Harrison Road when the Marker was R. Howarth

Billingham, Rev SidneyRef B228
[1898-19??] He served at St Margaret Burnage, near Manchester, at Braintree in Essex, at Bedingfield, and at Haydock and had been Chaplain to the Forces [1940-43] before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1948].

In 1953, he left to become vicar of Heworth, and later Rufforth near York

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Billington, CharlesRef B1180
[1862-1???] Son of Richard Billington, clogger.

Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was a labourer of Halifax [1883] / a paviour [1891] / a road paviour [1901] / a sub-contractor paving [1911].

In 1883, he married Elizabeth Hannah Booth [1862-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Elizabeth Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Titus Booth, greengrocer
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1884]
  2. Harry [b 1888] who was a raker in worsted mill [1901], a  dyer's finisher [1911]
  3. Agnes [b 1890] who was a twister worsted [1911]
  4. Fred

They lived at

  • 8 Allen Fold, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 34 Abbots Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Alabama Street, off Queens Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Emma Booth [b 1836]

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Billington, FrankRef B1885
[1895-1971] MM.

Son of George Billington.

Born 29th November 1895.

He was a spinner at woollen mill [1911] / employed by Edwards & Rawson Limited.

He lived at Pye Nest, then at 10 Hare Street, Halifax.

He joined the army before World War I broke out, then and he served as a Driver with the 31st Brigade Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He served in Belgium, in France, and in Salonika (for over 3 years).

In 1916, he was admitted to the 28th General Hospital, and discharged in July 1916.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for gallantry in the field
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [23rd November 1918].

He survived the War.

In [Q3] 1920, he married (1) Emily E. Scott [1892-1927] in Halifax.

Emily died in Halifax [Q1 1927] (aged 35).

In [Q1] 1928, he married (2) Annie Taylor [1902-1981] in Halifax.


Annie was born 11th October 1902
 

Child: Saville [b 1935] who married [Q1 1956] Patricia M. Loveday

He died Q1 1971.

Annie died Q4 1981.

They both died in Halifax

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Billington, FredRef B1181
[1893-1916] Son of Charles Billington.

He was a pressman shoe and hipper? [1911] / a soldier [1915].

In [Q4] 1915, he married May Hirst [1893-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


May, of 21 Alabama Street, was the daughter of John William Hirst, dyer
 

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

He died of wounds received during a heavy bombardment [5th July 1916].

He was buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 38].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Billington, GeorgeRef B1884
[1862-19??] Born in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

He was a drying machine tenter [1891] / a gas works stoker [1901] / a drying machine tenter at dyeworks [1911].

Around 1886, he married Elizabeth [1863-19??]


Elizabeth was born in Coningsby, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1887] who was a boot seller's errand boy [1901]
  2. Ivy [b 1890] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  3. Elsie [b 1893] who was a laundress [1911]
  4. Clement George [b 1895] who was a drying machine tenter  at woollen mill [1911]
  5. Frank

They lived at

  • 19 Upper Washer Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Ebor Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Copley Avenue, Pye Nest, Halifax [1911]

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Billington, RevRef B3060
[19??-????] Curate at St George's Church, Lee Mount [1960s]

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Billson, Sir AlfredRef B101
[1839-1907] Born in Leicester. From 1860, he trained as a solicitor and was a partner in Oliver, Jones, Billson & Company of Liverpool.

In 1862, he married Priscilla Baines from Leicestershire.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. Theodora who married [1888] Rev W. A. Pearman

He was a proprietor and director of the Liverpool Daily Post the Liverpool Mercury, and the Liverpool Echo. He was a JP for Liverpool. He was a Gladstonian MP for Barnstaple [1892-1895]. Radical / Liberal MP for Halifax [1897-1900]. He lost his seat in 1900. He was later MP for NW Staffordshire. He was knighted in the Birthday Honours list of June 1907.

He died suddenly after an attack of faintness in the Lobby of the House of Commons in July 1907.

He was buried at Kensal Green, London

Billy FishRef B1644

Billy Mellor Bridge, EllandRef B707
A stone bridge over the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway line between Elland and Brighouse.

It was destroyed on 1st September 1957.

It is said that the bridge was built by William Mellor who built other railway bridges locally

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Billy WobbleRef B2797
A simple device – comprising a jib and a rope or chain – which was used to quarry stone. The rope was split into 3: one carried a hook, and the other 2 each carried a ring. The rings were slipped over the handles of a wheelbarrow loaded with stone, and the hook was attached to the wheel. The other end of the rope was tied to a horse which raised the load as it walked away.

This was in use until around 1880

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Bilsborough, Rev ArthurRef B2426
[18??-19??]
He lived at 11 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1937]

Bilton, David ShillitoRef B592
[1836-1885] Born in Swillington, Yorkshire.

He was a commercial clerk [1871] / a commercial traveller [1881].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Hannah Smith [1837-1909] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Clayton, Bradford, the daughter of
David Smith
 

There are no records of any children.

They lived at

  • 26 Holden Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 9 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax (David was living with 2  boarders) [1881]
  • 15 Prescott Street, Halifax (Hannah living with 4  boarders) [1891]
  • 15 Prescott Street, Halifax (Hannah living with 1  boarder) [1901]

David died in Halifax [11th December 1885] (aged 49)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3088] with Hannah's parents.

A Hannah Bilton died in Halifax [Q1 1909] (aged 71).


Precise details of her death / burial place are not yet known
 

Bilton, Rev PaulRef B3447
[19??-1???]
Vicar of
St Thomas's Church, Greetland and St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1981]

Bilton Pier, Luddenden DeanRef B708
A wooden bridge which replaced earlier stepping stones across the stream there.

Named for Mr Bilton of Upper Mytholm Farm, Luddenden who campaigned for the construction of the bridge

Bin Royd, NorlandRef B230
Aka Benroyde, Binn Royd, Binroyd. Moor End Lane.

A hall-and-cross-wing timber-framed house, built on land which was once owned by the Binns family – hence the name. The house was cased in stone in the 16th century by the Brigg – or Briggs – family. John Briggs lived here around 1600.

The barn is dated MWA 1677 for Michael Wainhouse and his wife.

It was known for the fine plasterwork, installed by Michael Wainhouse in 1670, some panels of which are now in Bankfield museum. Royal Arms decorated the house.

The house was owned by the Thornhill family.

In 1712, Widow Thornhill sold the house to Richard Sterne, uncle of Laurence Sterne. Richard's son – also Richard – left Binn Royd to the Pulleyn family who held the property into the 20th century.

Mr Priestley – who married a daughter of Joseph Boothroyd – lived here in the early 19th century.

Isaac Fleming lived here [1861, 1871, 1881], and his son James Fleming [1901, 1911]

Plaster casts of parts of the building were presented to Bankfield Museum.

In 1914, it was entirely rebuilt by Jackson & Fox, reusing original elements of the old house, and the original 5 bays reduced to 2. An inscription reads

BIN ROYD
REPLANNED AND REBUILT
A 1914 A

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

The property is now 2 dwellings: Binn Royd Farm and Binn Royd Cottage.

See Hollas Field, Norland and The Brigg family of Binroyd

Bindley, Dr Cecil AlexanderRef B1691
[1844-1898] MRCS.

Son of manufacturer John Miles Bindley.

Born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

He was a practising surgeon in Brighouse [1881-1898].

In 1873, he married Martha Anne Youd at Christ Church, Harrogate.


Martha Anne was the daughter of
Thomas Watkin Youd
 

Children:

  1. Annie Gertrude [b 1874]
  2. Evelyn Mabel [b 1876]

He was shown as of Charing Cross, London [1873].

They lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was William Keels [aged 26] (assistant surgeon) born in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

He committed suicide by taking prussic acid [5th May 1898]. In a suicide note, he wrote

Two things I can never get rid of — nettle-rash and debt — so life is not worth living. Forgive, I cannot bear to tell. Mr Phipps knows

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Bingham, George AlbertRef B986
[1880-1915]
Born in Clay Cross.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Emma Justice in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 22 Middle Street, King Cross, Halifax
  • 32 Burnley Road, Halifax

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

He died 8th August 1915 (aged 35).

He was buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV M 7].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Bingley, ArthurRef B1399
[1868-1942] He was a master lithographer / manager of a print works / landlord of the Prince of Wales, Halifax [1917, 1936].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Florence Riley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1902]
  2. Ida [b 1907]
  3. Bessie [b 1907]

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Bingley, Benjamin BrownRef B1957
[1836-1???] Born in Leeds.

He was a lithographic artist [1871] / a litho artist [1881].

In [Q1] 1860, he married Mary Metcalfe [1839-18??] in Leeds.


Mary was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Walter Metcalfe
  2. Minnie [b 1866]
  3. Arthur [b 1868]
  4. Teresa [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Abbeydale Road, Eccleshall Bierlow [1871]
  • 35 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1881]

Mary died between 1871 & 1881.

Living with them [in 1871] was servant Charlotte Wright [b  Sheffield 1856].

Living with them [in 1881] was servant Emma Smith [b  Huddersfield 1823]

Bingley BrothersRef B2265
Printers, stationers and lithographers at 5 Milner Street, Halifax [1905]

Bingley, ElizabethRef B1129
[1684-1729] In her will of 1729, she bequeathed the property and profits of 2 cottages in Pellon to the person that reads prayers twice a day in Halifax

Bingley, GodfreyRef B179
[1853-1926] Born in Rawdon, Leeds.

He was a plumber [1881, 1891] / innkeeper at the Woolpack, Halifax [1894] / innkeeper at the Roebuck, Halifax [1900, 1905, 1911].

On 3rd July 1877, he married Mary Ann Hanson [1847-1914] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax [3rd September 1847].

She was a machinist [1881]

 

Children:

  1. John Davies (Bingley) [b Cleveland USA 1873] who was a  stationary engine driver [1891], a barman [1911]
  2. Samuel Hanson

They lived at

  • 10 Lister Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Lister Street, Halifax [1891]

Mary Ann died at Fern Cottage, 3 Brant Avenue [19th September 1914].

Godrey died in Blackpool [2nd August 1926].

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Bingley, GodfreyRef B915
[1893-1916] Son of John Bingley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Paul's Church & School, King Cross / a lithographer [1911] / employed by J. Walsh, Portland Street.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was injured in the gas attack on Hill 60 [May 1915], and invalided home [until 8th March 1916].

He was killed in action [4th August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

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Bingley, JohnRef B975
[1861-1940] Born in Rawdon

He was a laundryman [1888, 1911].

In 1888, he married Rachel Sladen [1864-1904] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph William [1889-1969]
  2. Alice [b 1891]
  3. Godfrey

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 8 St Paul's Street, Skircoat [1901]
  • 115 Warley Road, Halifax [1911]

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Bingley, Samuel HansonRef B1948
[1877-1946] Son of Godfrey Bingley.

Born in Luddenden [6th December 1877].

He was a worsted spinner [1891] / landlord of the Rawson's Arms, Elland Wood Bottom [1902, 1904]  / a barman [1911].

On 2nd June 1902, he married Florence Agnes Taylor, in Halifax.


Florence Agnes was the daughter of William Taylor
 

Florence Agnes disappears from the records after their time at the Rawson Arms.

In 1939, Samuel declares himself as single.

Samuel died in Blackpool [3rd August 1946].

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave Ref: 108-G] with his parents

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Bingley, Walter Orange MetcalfeRef B1956
[1864-1904] Son of Benjamin B. Bingley.

Born in Hull.

He was a litho artist [1881] / a lithographer [1901].

In [Q1] 1884, he married Sarah Annie France [1862-1940] in Halifax.


Sarah Annie was born in Halifax, the daughter of James France.

In 1939, she was listed as an inmate at Storthes Hall Mental Hospital, Kirkburton

 

Children:

  1. Joseph Harold [b 1885] who was a lithographer [1901], a storekeeper's clerk [1911]

They lived at

  • 24 Essex Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 Milton Street, Halifax [1911]

Walter died 6th May 1904 (aged 40).

Sarah Annie died 28th March 1940 (aged 78).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1153] with children of Isaac Williamson Battinson

Binks, Mrs HannahRef B916
[182?-1909]
Widow of Southowram.

On the morning of 22nd September 1909, her badly-bruised body was found in her home at Ashley Cottages, Southowram. The room appeared to have been ransacked, but there was no evidence of robbery or murder and it was concluded that she had died as a result of an accidental fall

Binks, Raymond PercyRef B1525
[1917-1945] Son of Annie & James Frederick Binks.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Jessie Goodwin in Calder District.

They lived in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 24th April 1945 (aged 27).

He was buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands [Grave Ref 14 F 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Elland Working Men's Club

Binner's: T. G. BinnerRef B2269
Boiler makers at Navigation Wharf, Halifax [1905]

Binney, Rev Dr ThomasRef B1342
[18??-19??]
Minister at the new
Lightcliffe Congregational Church [1871]

Binns ...Ref B86
The entries for people & families with the surname Binns are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Binns & Berry Brothers LimitedRef B2002
Engineers and tool makers at Fairfield Works, Holmfield.

Partnership founded in 1898 by Ned Binns, Tom Berry, and Harry Berry.

In 1906, they expanded and – having built a lathe which was too large to get out of their Fairfield Works – moved to Crown Works, Grantham Road.

In 1916, they moved to Jubilee Works, Ovenden when Stirk's required larger premises and bought the Crown Works. They also had a branch in Brighouse.

In 1953, they split off their rack and screw cutting operations and bought the Coronation Works, Ovenden to establish the Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited.

In 1981 they bought a large part of the Crown Works, Grantham Road and returned there

Binns & MortonRef B2388
Boot & shoe makers at West Vale.

Partners included Mr Binns and Mr Morton.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1876

Binns & TaylorRef B1220
Wool, flock and waste dealers at West Vale.

Partners included Joseph Binns and Thomas Taylor.

The partnership was dissolved in December 1873 when Thomas Taylor was retiring

Binns & WrightRef B2040
Cotton and silk-spinners and manufacturers at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge [1834]

Binns & WrigleyRef B2143
Cotton spinners at Brow Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1810s] and Lower Soyland Mill [1822]. Partners included George Binns and Watts Wrigley

Binns BrothersRef B2226
Halifax engineers [1905]. Partners included Uriah Binns

Binns BrothersRef B2823
Silk spinners at Eaves Bottom Mills, Hebden Bridge, Mytholm Mills, Hebden Bridge, and Stansfield [1861]. Partners included George Binns, Thomas Binns, and Edwin Binns

Binns BrothersRef B2829
Quarry owners at Pinnar Lane Quarry, Southowram [1936], Pump Lane Quarry, Southowram, and Coal Pit Lane, Southowram [1937]

Binns's: D. Binns & SonRef B3202
Draper & grocer established by David Binns.

They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1828]. He was a linen draper at 3 Corn Market [1842]. He retired in 1856.

His son Joseph took over the family business as Joseph Binns & Company.

In 1865, the D. Binns & Son business was still advertised as wholesale and retail drapers, and sewing machine agents.

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sylvia Crowder

Binns's: Edward Binns & SonsRef B2061
Engineers and millwrights at Stainland Road, West Vale [1905].

Established by Edward Binns.

Partners included John Edward Binns

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Binns & Glynn Helliwell

Binns's: George Binns's CharityRef B1092
In his will of 1851, George Binns left £2 to support Sunday Schools in Norland, £2 to support Sunday Schools in Barkisland, and £1 to be distributed annually to 8 aged widows of good moral character resident in Barkisland.

Binns Hill Farm, WarleyRef B3122
Owners and tenants have included

Binns Hole Clough, MixendenRef B1756
See Battle of Slaughter Gap and Matthew Smith

Binns's: J. & A. Binns LimitedRef B2384
Wire manufacturers at West Mount Mills, Halifax [1915].

Originally T. & J. Binns & Company, the business became J. & A. Binns Limited when Alfred, the son of John Binns, became a partner in the company.

The company later became Carrington Binns

Binns's: Joseph Binns & CompanyRef B2083
Wholesale and retail drapers, hosiers, apron and pinafore manufacturer founded in 1828 at Corn Market, Halifax by David Binns.

In 1856, he was succeeded by his son, Joseph. They moved to new premises at 1 Princess Street, Halifax.

They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Binns Owl Farm, MixendenRef B3129
Owners and tenants have included

Binns's: T. & J. Binns & CompanyRef B2326
Wire manufacturers.

Partners Thomas Binns and John Binns worked as wire drawers with Sharp & Brown before taking over the business and establishing T. & J. Binns & Company.

They employed 26 men [1861].

Thomas's sons William & Samuel also worked in the business [1861].

By 1871, John's son Alfred had become a partner in the company and the business became J. & A. Binns Limited.

They moved to West Mount Mills, Halifax [1874]

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Binns's: Thomas Binns & Company LimitedRef B2104
Silk manufacturers established by Thomas Binns. They were at Clifton Bridge Mill, Brighouse [1923]

Binns Top, SouthowramRef B209
Area between Southowram and Cromwellbottom.

A farm – Binns Top – is also recorded

Binroyd, NorlandRef B109

Bintcliffe ...Ref B1927
The entries for people & families with the surname Bintcliffe are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bintley, JobRef B97
[1813-1???] Born in Almondbury.

He was a civil engineer & surveyor.

In [Q1] 1871, he married Jane Thornton at Horton Lane Chapel, Bradford.


Jane was the daughter of
John Thornton
 

Child: Sarah Edith [1872-1???] who was born in Kendal, Westmorland, brought up by her aunt Mrs Masser, & married John Atkinson

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Bintliff, Alfred GrundyRef B2730
[1840-1900] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

Born in Halifax (probably Salterhebble).

As a child, he was taken to Utica, New York with his family [1841].

After his father's death [1852], the family moved to Monroe, WI (Wisconsin).

He was a labourer working on the Ellis Farm in Exeter, WI [1860] / a tinsmith / an artist / a soldier.

Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War. He was the first of the four sons to volunteer for the Union army [19th September 1861] and served with the 5th WI Artillery.

He lived in Janesville, WI, USA.

He died in Rock County, WI [19th April 1900]

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Bintliff, GershomRef B680
[1798-1852] Of Halifax.

Son of James Bintcliffe.

On 23rd July 1821, he married Maria Hanson in Halifax.

Both families had a long military tradition.

Children:

  1. Mary Robinson [born 30th April 1822]
  2. Caroline [born 31st March 1823]
  3. James
  4. William [born 21st May 1826]
  5. Thomas
  6. Gershom
  7. Maria [born 11th September 1831]
  8. Joshua Frederick [1834-1836]
  9. Martha Ann [born 3rd July 1836]
  10. Alfred Grundy

All the children were born in Halifax.

Gershom, Maria and 2 of their sons – Gershom and Alfred – and 2 daughters, emigrated from Salterhebble to America in 1841. His eldest son James, Thomas, and another sibling followed in 1842.

The family originally settled in Utica, New York State.

Gershom died 16th August 1852.

The Oneida Weekly Herald [17th August 1852] reported his death


Accidental Poisoning

On Sunday afternoon, Gersham Bintliff, residing on Cooper Street in this city, feeling unwell, prepared to take some medicine, but unfortunately mistook a solution of corrosive sublimate for what he desired.

He discovered his mistake soon after taking the poison, and sent for a physician, before whose arrival he commenced vomiting blood – from the rapid action of the poison.

Remedies were applied, but they were ineffectual, and he died yesterday forenoon

 

After his death, Maria moved west to live with one of her daughters

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Bintliff, GershomRef B684
[1830-1911] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

Born 22nd September 1830.

In 1841, he emigrated to America with his parents and siblings.

Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War.

He later moved to Wisconsin where he married.

He and his wife moved on and settled in Ashland, MN.

In 1871, they moved to Minneapolis and became active in the local church.

He died on 23rd July 1911.

One of their sons, Charles Joseph I founded the Bintliff Manufacturing Company in Minneapolis in 1885. The company went out of business in the 1930s.

His grandson, Charles Addison Bintliff II, and 8-year-old great-grandson Charles Joseph Bintliff III [1917-1998] gave the family heirloom mite box to their local church in 1925

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Bintliff, JamesRef B683
[1783-1847] Son of James Bintcliffe

He was a corn and flour dealer in Halifax [1837] / a shopkeeper at King Cross [1840].

In 1802, he married (1) Mary Sladdin in Halifax.

In 1836, he married (2) Hannah Fletcher in Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anne Hopton

Bintliff, General JamesRef B681
[1824-1901] Eldest son of Gershom.

Born in Halifax [1st November 1824].

At the age of 15, he became clerk in a lawyer's office at Halifax. He later became a bookkeeper for the Halifax & Wakefield Canal Company.

In 1842, he followed his parents to America. He was a business partner with his father-in-law.

In 1847, he married Harriet Snook in New York.

Children:

  1. child – who died before 1900
  2. child – who died before 1900
  3. Edward Hawkins [b 1849]
  4. Ida M. [b 1855]
  5. James William [b 1858]
  6. Helen (Nellie) [b 1861]

In 1851, he went to farm in Green County, Wisconsin. He was later Cashier of the Bank of Monroe. In 1856, he was elected Register of Deeds of Green County. In 1859, he was admitted to the bar in Green County. In 1860, he bought an interest in the county's leading newspaper, the Monroe Sentinel, and in 1862, he became sole proprietor. He was publisher and proprietor of the Darlington Republican

He died 16th March 1901

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Bintliff, Thomas H.Ref B682
[1828-1862] Son of Gershom.

Born in Halifax.

In 1841/1842, he and his family emigrated to America.

He was killed in the Civil War

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Birch ...Ref B388
The entries for people & families with the surname Birch are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Birch Dene, WheatleyRef B1490
House. Recorded in 1907

See Edwin Turner and George Edwin Turner

Birch Farm, SowerbyRef B483
See Elkanah Horton

Birch's photographersRef B1995
Halifax photographic business, established around 1948 by Leonard F. Birch and his son, Lenny, at their Leoné Studios, 27 Rhodes Street, Halifax.

About 1951, the business moved to London, and they had a studio in Albemarle Street, Piccadilly

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ivan Birch

Birchall, M. M.Ref B2673
[19??-19??]
BA, LTh.

Curate at Sowerby [1956]

BirchcliffeRef B67
Area of Hebden Bridge.

The name is recorded as Burstcliffe [1608], Barstcliffe [1634], Burscliffe [1638], and Birkscliff Shroggs [1776].

The original name Burstcliffe, implies that the area was cracked or disturbed and liable to landslides.

Note the large 19th century retaining wall on your right as you go north-east from Hebden Bridge to Keighley.

See William Cockcroft

Birchcliffe BaptistsRef B68
A group of General Baptists at Hebden Bridge, formed by Dan Taylor. They opened the original Birchcliffe Chapel in 1764. The final chapel closed in 1974.

See Jonathan Horsfall

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden BridgeRef B1820
A collection of offices and studios owned by Pennine Heritage. The building was the former Birchcliffe Baptist Church.

See Pennine Heritage

Birchcliffe Road Toll Bar, Hebden BridgeRef B818
Toll gate on Birchcliffe Road built in 18?? It was discontinued around 1878

Birchcliffe water, Hebden BridgeRef B1779
The water from a number of natural springs was collected in a tank behind Birchcliffe Chapel and used by the local community until the 1980s

Birchen Lee Carr, MytholmroydRef B360
Or Birchenlee Carr. Raw Lane.

Mid-17th century yeoman clothier's through-passage house, and barn with datestone SC 1886

The house and the barn are on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

It has been described as

one of the finest examples of a yeoman clothier's house in West Yorkshire

In 2007, it was sold at auction for £347,000.

A bid has been made [2008] to demolish and extend the outbuildings to provide accommodation on site to enable the renovation and restoration of the house

Birchenough, JamesRef B1572
[1873-1???] Born in Mixenden.

He was a millhand of Furnace Yard, Shelf [1895] / a stone miner [1901] / a coal miner [1911].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Leah Ann Robertshaw [1871-1???] at St Michael's Church, Shelf.


Leah Ann, a weaver of Furnace Yard, Shelf, was born in Shelf, the daughter of Thomas Wilkinson Robertshaw, grocer
 

Children:

  1. twins Joe
  2. Jane [1896-1905]
  3. Eddie [b 1898]
  4. Willie [b 1900]
  5. Annie [b 1905]
  6. Clara [b 1910]

They lived at

  • 12 Northowram Green, Northowram [1901]
  • 4 Towngate, Northowram [1911]
  • 5 Tenterfield Terrace, Northowram [1918]

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Birchenough, JoeRef B1649
[1896-1965] MM.

Son of James Birchenough.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram & Choir / assistant secretary to the Sunday School / a worsted spinner [1911] / a banksman at Brooke's, Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he joined up [4/1915], and he served as a Sergeant with the West Riding Regiment.

He was drafted to France [January 1917].

He was repatriated with shrapnel in the head [November 1917], returning to France [early 1918].

He received 5 recommendation for the honour. He was awarded the Military Medal [1918]


for great bravery & devotion to duty as company runner during the operations on 28th September 1918. This soldier had to constantly cross the canal and carry messages to the forward platoon, under direct observation and machine gun fire, and never failed to take all the risks and promptly delivered his messages. During the early part of the attack, this was the only means of communication, and the work was vital
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [16th November 1918].

He survived the War.

A Joe Birchenough died in Halifax [Q4 1965] (aged 70) 

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Bird, AdamRef B1348
[1781-1845] He was a market gardener [1807].

On 12th May 1817, he married Martha at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was the widow of
Michael Tate
 

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Bird, Albert ThomasRef B1266
[1879-1916] Son of Eli Charles Bird, plumber.

Born in Kensington, Middlesex.

He was a Lance Corporal at Halifax Barracks, Gibbet Street [1911] / a postman of Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1911].

In [Q2] 1912, he married Florence Amelia Shaw [1889-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Florence Amelia, of Rochdale Road, Halifax, was the daughter of James Shaw, (retired) 
 

Child: Walter Henry [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 54 Rochdale Road, King Cross, Halifax
  • 30 Shaw Street, Halifax
  • 29 Walker Street, King Cross, Halifax

He enlisted at Dalton [1897].

He was in Malta [February 1898 to September 1898] / in the Boer War in South Africa [December 1899 to February 1902] / in India [March 1902 to November 1905] / discharged at the end of his term of service at Halifax [December  1911].

He was awarded

  • the Queen's South Africa medal & clasps: Paardeburg,  Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley & Transvaal
  • the King's South Africa medal & clasps: South Africa  1901, South Africa 1902

He joined the Army Reserves [July 1912].

During World War I, he was mobilised [5th August 1914], and served with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He survived engagements at Mons [August 1914], but was wounded in the left hand at Hill 60 [April 1915].

He was promoted to Acting Sergeant [February 1916].

He published a poem Tommy Atkins's Challenge in the Halifax Courier [20th February 1916].

He was killed on the Somme [12th October 1916] (aged 37).

The Halifax Courier [28th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

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Bird, Rev G. GarmosonsRef B2366
[18??-18??]
BA.

Clergyman at Illingworth [1861]

Bird, JamesRef B594
[1887-1917] Son of William Bird.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer (unemployed) [1911] / a worker in the woollen industry [1916].

On 23rd December 1911, he married Hannah Warner [1876-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1912]
  2. Walter [b 1913]
  3. William Henry [b 1916]

They lived at

  • 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road [1911]
  • 15 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]
  • 7 Howarth's Buildings, Halifax
  • Pineberry Court, Southowram Bank

During World War I, he enlisted [7th September 1916] he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [29th December 1916].

He was killed in action at Monchy le Preux, Arras [25th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother William Henry also died in the War

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Bird, WilliamRef B629
[1856-1937] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

He was a labourer [1885] / a brass polisher [1911]

On 28th November 1885, he married Sarah Jane Pickles [1853-1897] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. William Henry

They lived at 16 Morpeth Street, Charlestown Road [1911].

Both sons were killed in World War I

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Bird, William HenryRef B596
[1888-1917] Son of William Bird.

Born in Halifax.

He lived at 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road.

During World War I, he enlisted [19th March 1909] with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [19th August 1916] and was transferred to serve as a Corporal York & Lancaster Regiment [3rd September 1916].

He was killed in action [12th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 105 & 106], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street.

His brother James also died in the War

Birdcage, GodleyRef B1111
Area of Beacon Hill Road, Halifax around Godley and the top of Old Bank.

The name may imply early links with Falconry

Birdcage, SkircoatRef B111
Area of Halifax to the south of Skircoat Moor.

The name may imply early links with Falconry

Birdholme, ColeyRef B2658
An area of Coley

Birds RoydRef B376
Area of Rastrick just south of the Calder.

The name is a corruption of Brigroyd, the clearing by the bridge

Birds Royd House, RastrickRef B1804
Built around 1895.

A reservoir in the grounds served the Calder Dye Works.

The house was demolished in the 1950s

Birds Royd House Reservoir, RastrickRef B1861
A reservoir in the grounds of Birds Royd House, Rastrick served the Calder Dye Works

Birdwhistle, WilliamRef B2644
[1???-18??]
In 1822, he and Mrs Leyland were recorded at a
Lancasterian School in Halifax

Birk's Lane End BarRef B755
Toll gate

Birkbeck, HenryRef B1299
[1873-19??] He was a brick yard labourer [1911].

In [Q3] 1901, he married Minnie Rushworth in Halifax.


Minnie was the daughter of
Abraham Crowther Rushworth She was a warper (worsted) [1911]
 

Child: (possibly) Minnie [1902-1904]

In 1911, they were living at 3 West View, Boothtown with Minnie's brother Tom Rushworth

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Birkbeck, J.Ref B1537
[18??-19??] Farmer at Hunger Hill Farm, Queensbury.

In April 1889, he was declared bankrupt

Birkby & KellettRef B1992
Formed in 1863 by Henry Birkby and Mr Kellett. In 1867, the partnership ended

Birkby Hall, CliftonRef B1806
Birkby Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Birkby, HarryRef B1395
[1894-1915]
Son of Mary Jane & Joe Birkby of 25 South Street, West Parade, Halifax.

Born in Moor End, Cleckheaton.

He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

He lived at 16 Allerton Place, Halifax.

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

He was killed on Left Sector of the Ypres Salient [21st November 1915] (aged 21).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III E 5].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

Birkby, HenryRef B956
[18??-19??]
Partner in
Birkby & Kellett. In 1867, he established the Storr Hill Brickworks. In 1876, he served on the local council at Wyke

Birkby House, LightcliffeRef B3327
Owners and tenants have included

Birkby, JohnRef B415
[17??-18??]
Cotton and wool
card makers at Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1809]

Birkby, JohnRef B2349
[18??-18??]
Strap-fastener manufacturer at
Spring Bank Saw Mill, Brighouse [1874]

Birkby MoorRef B1177
Popular carpet design produced by Firth's Carpets, Bailiff Bridge

Birkby, RonnieRef B1652
[1922-1944] Son of Ann & James Birkby of 26 Crestfield Avenue, Elland.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School / employed by Wilkinson's of Blackley.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and he served as a Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)  with the 214th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th September 1944.

He was buried at Calais Southern Cemetery, France [Grave Ref R 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School

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Birkdale Farm, BirkhouseRef B1805
Mid 17th century farm and cottages

Birkenhead, Hebden BridgeRef B265
A popular 19th century name for the Royd Terrace and Garden Square area around Buttress Brink

Birkenshaw, JohnRef B1581
[18??-1???] He was an Inspector with Halifax Borough Police.

Recorded in 1876, when he and William Holmes were indicted for feloniously receiving stolen money.

They were found Not Guilty and were acquitted

Birkett, Albert EdwardRef B519
[1876-19??] Born in Nottingham.

He was a shop keeper [1910].

On 30th July 1910, he married Gertrude Goodyear at Coley Church.


Gertrude was the daughter of
Luke Goodyear
 

After their marriage, the couple went to live in Sheffield

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Birkhead's CharityRef B1154
In his will of 1638, William Birkhead gave £5 which was to be used for charitable purposes in Lightcliffe and Hipperholme and £5 which was to be paid yearly to the poor of Rastrick and Brighouse. He gave the money in trust to Samuel Hoyle and Robert Hargreaves.

Birkhead, GeorgeRef B1502
[1796-1???]
He was a woollen weaver [1841]

He (possibly) married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Charles [bapt 6th October 1816] who was a woollen spinner [1841]
  2. Mary [b 1821]
  3. Martha [b 1822]
  4. George [b 1825]

The family lived at Long Heyes, Elland [1841].

A Sarah Birkhead, the wife of George Birkhead of Long Heyes in Elland, died 25th December 1839 (aged 56 years) 

She was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O1] with John Birkhead

Birkhead, George TaylorRef B6280
[1875-1918]
Son of
Turner Birkhead.

Born in Stainland.

He was a bricklayer at mine [1911]

In [Q4] 1913, he married Alice Moran in Halifax.

He died when James Moran struck him with a bayonet after finding Birkhead with Moran's wife [9th June 1918]

The blow severed the jugular vein and Birkhead died


Question: Does anyone know if James and George were brothers-in-law?

 

Birkhead, JohnRef B1477
[1814-1883] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1841, 1851] / a woollen cloth manufacturer [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 4 men & 11 women [1881].

Around 1836, he married Elizabeth [1815-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Turner [b 1836]
  2. Thomas [b 1836] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  3. Eliza [1838-3rd August 1855] who was a woollen piecer  [1851]
  4. Joseph [b 1840]
  5. James [b 1840] who was a woollen piecer [1851]
  6. Ramsden who died 1842 (aged 5 months & 13 days)   
  7. Charlotte [b 1843] who was a nurse [1851], a wool warper  [1871, 1881] & married Samuel Jessop
  8. George [b 1847]
  9. John [b 1851] who was a cotton waste dealer [1871]
  10. Sarah [b 1852] who was a wool weaver power loom [1871] &  married Thomas Henry Fitton
  11. Arthur [b 1856] who was a wool slubber's assistant [1871]

They lived at

  • Long Heyes, Elland [1841]
  • Bank Bottom, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Castlegate, Aspinall Buildings, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Castlegate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were widowed daughter Sarah & her daughters.

Living with the widowed Elizabeth [in 1891] were widowed daughter Charlotte, & widowed daughter Sarah (milliner)  & her daughters.

GREET.METH was buried at Ember of the Family [Grave Ref: O1], with Sarah Birkhead & Elijah Howe.

John died Q4 1883 (aged 69).

Elizabeth died Q2 1892 (aged 76).

Their burial places are not known

Birkhead, JosephRef B1580
[1881-1917] Son of Mary Hannah (née Kershaw) [1858-1935] & Arthur Birkhead [1855-1940] from Elland.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 274th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 18th September 1917 (aged 36).

He was buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium [Grave Ref II G 21]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Birkhead, RatcliffeRef B1761
[18??-19??]
Printer at
Silver Street, Halifax [1905]

Birkhead, TurnerRef B1445
[1848-19??] Born in Long Heys Farm, Elland.

He was a grease extractor (woollen) [1881] / a night watchman (dyeworks) [1911].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Nancy Jane Taylor [1855-19??] in Halifax.


Nancy was born in Slaithwaite
 

Children:

  1. George Taylor (Birkhead)
  2. Edgar [b 1878]
  3. Ernest [b 1881]
  4. Clara [b 1892] who was a woollen weaver [1911]

They lived at

  • Brook Dentons Row, Stainland with Old Lindley [1881]
  • 23 Turnpike Street, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were grandsons Walter Birkhead [b  1901] & Edgar Stanley Birkhead [b 1903]

Birkhead, WilliamRef B1148
[15??-16??]
Of Brookfoot, Southowram. He established
Birkhead's Charity by his will of 1638

BirkhouseRef B496
Area of Bailiff Bridge / Clifton.

There are a number of 17th century buildings in the area, including Birkdale Farm, Lower Birkhouse Cottage and Upper Birkhouse Farm

Birkhouse Farm, CliftonRef B342

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

See: Birkhouse, Brighouse / Birkhouse Lane, Bailiff Bridge / Birkhouse Road, Brighouse / Birkhouse / Lower Birkhouse Cottage, Brighouse / Upper Birkhouse Farm, Bailiff Bridge

Birkin, Adam deRef B1138
[11??-1185]
See
Adam son of Peter de Birkin

Birkin, JosephRef B5760
[1815-1859]
Of Brighouse.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1845-1887]
  2. Elizabeth [1845] who died aged 2 months
  3. John Fawcett [1858-1859] who died aged 5 months
  4. Thomas

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

Birkin, Roger deRef B1140
[11??-1???] Aka Roger son of Adam son of Peter

Son of Adam son of Peter de Birkin.

He married Matilda.


Matilda was the daughter of Roger de Tong

In a grant [1189-1190], Roger de Tong gave to Matilda on her marriage, his manor of Over Shitlington

 

In an agreement in 1196, Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury granted Roger de Birkin, for an exchange of other lands that they had made, 80 oaks in their common wood of Shitlington. This was witnessed by Reginald son of Elias [EYC Vol. 8 No. 151].

In an agreement a little later [1196-1202] Roger son of Adam son of Peter demised to Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury, for a term of two years, all his land of Shitlington and Midgley, and 32 acres for a term of ten years. This was witnessed by Richard son of Jordan [EYC Vol. 8 No. 152]. In this agreement, Roger is called Roger son of Adam son of Peter, probably to demonstrate his inherited right to the land.

See Richard son of Jordan de Thornhill

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joanne Backhouse

Birkin, ThomasRef B3411
[1???-1???]
Son of
Joseph Birkin.

He married Eliza.

Children:

  1. Hannah Mary [b 1863] who died aged 15 weeks

Hannah Mary was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with her grandfather Joseph

Birks Bar, WalsdenRef B303
Hollins Road. The toll house was built in 1825 for the Todmorden Turnpike Trust. The building was later used as a butcher's shop, then a ladies' and gents' outfitters

Birks Brook, MixendenRef B1829
With the Hebble, this forms the southern boundary of Mixenden

Birks Close Farm, Norwood GreenRef B1352
Part of the property of Samuel Sunderland

In 1671, he instructed that income from the property be left to the poor of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, the Sunderland Charity.

In April 1840, the coal beneath a part of the farm was sold. Mining revealed that a considerable part of the coal had already been

got by someone

Birks Farm, RippondenRef B3253
Royd Lane. Part of Sam Hill's Brig Royd Estate. There were houses here in the early 17th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Birks HallRef B556
There are several places with this name

Birks Hall Bridge, WalsdenRef B3112
St Peter's Gate. Bridge #35 over the Rochdale Canal

Birks Hall Convalescent HomeRef B1734
Birks Hall Lane. Recorded in 1905

Birks Hall, OvendenRef B403
Brackenbed Lane.

Rebuilt about 1699.

Owners and tenants have included

Mrs Anne Brooksbank died here.

On 19th October 1920, The Halifax Weekly Courier reported that it was proposed to convert the unoccupied portion of Birks Hall into a habitable dwelling or dwellings.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and In & About Our Old Homes.

It was demolished in 1937. Shroggs Road Tip now occupies the site. The drive can still be seen

Birks Hall, PellonRef B112
Area of Halifax on the left of Shroggs Road going from Lee Bridge to Wheatley.

Birks Hall House stood on the Pellon side of the valley

Birks Hall tipRef B252
Aka Shroggs Road Tip

Birks Hall, WalsdenRef B2912

Birks Hall Wood ReservoirRef B1856
Fed by water from the springs in Birks Wood. The reservoir stored 500 gallons of water. The water was carried from here by lead pipes to Gibbet Hill Reservoir.

No longer exists

See Birks hall

Birks, Hannah RawsonRef B1336
[1846-1925] Of Sheffield.

She married Louis John Crossley.

She died at Holywell Hall, Stainland

This & associated entries use material contributed by Christina Crossley Ratcliffe & Christina Ratcliffe

Birks House, WalsdenRef B998
Owners and tenants have included

Birks, Rev Martin J.Ref B542
[18??-19??]
Minister at
Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1890]

Birks Mills Lock, WalsdenRef B1270
Aka Travis Mill Lock

Birks Royd, SouthowramRef B406
Church Lane.

House.

Owners and tenants have included

An advert for the property appeared [2nd January 1875]


Sale by Private Contract for Mr. Samuel Thompson, the Owner, Birks Royd, Southowram, 5 acres containing 13 feet of Riven stone with open Quarry, also substantial house known as Birks Royd and 6 cottages within 80 yards of the house and stables. Of interest to Quarry Owners, Stone Merchants and Others
 

See Birks Royd Quarry, Southowram

Birks, Samuel JohnRef B511
[1821-1854] He was a grocer working for John Jeffery at 3 and 4 Southgate, Halifax [1841].

In [Q4] 1843, he (possibly) married Ellen Bennett Witchell at Cheltenham. Children:

  1. Lucy [1843-1845]
  2. Samuel [1846-1850]
  3. Martha [1848-1850]

Samuel John died 14th May 1854 (aged 33).

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4254] with Samuel John's sister Elizabeth Binks [1819-1877]

Birks Top, SouthowramRef B1802
House off Church Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Birks, Rev WilliamRef B1212
[1829-1901]
Born in Tideswell, Nottinghamshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1861]

Birks Wood, OvendenRef B4001

See Birks Hall Wood Reservoir

Birrell, Sir JamesRef B1523
[19??-] He was Chief Executive of the Halifax Building Society [1999-1993]

Birstall, West YorkshireRef B3489
District of Leeds.

See Brookroyd, Birstall, Oakwell Hall, Birstall and Rydings, Birstall

Birt, Daphne Marjorie HildaRef B1036
[1???-19??]
Daughter of William George Birt of Kensington. She was the second wife of
Henry Charles Sorrell Priestley Edwards

Birtles, StanleyRef B1474
[19??-19??] He served during World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Birtwhistle ...Ref B315
The entries for people & families with the surname Birtwhistle are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Birtwhistle & HutchinsonRef B2327
Proprietors of the Halifax Courier [1874]. They were then at 7 Portland Street, Halifax

Birtwhistle's: T. & W. BirtwhistleRef B2110
19th century printers, booksellers, stationers and account book manufacturers.

They were at 18-22 Northgate, Halifax [1863], and at 31 Northgate [1874].

Partners included Thomas Birtwhistle and William Birtwhistle and.

See Jane Ann Hodgson

This & associated entries use material contributed by Benjamin Brundell

Bischoff, Wriedt WillieRef B1661
[1899-1918] He was an orphan born in Islington.

He lived with his aunt, Mrs Booth, at 12 Commercial Street, Elland.

He was a member of Elland Parish Church Sunday School / employed by Hanson Lee & Sons at South Lane Mills, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917] and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [6th September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [Grave Ref III C 3].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Biscombe, HannahRef B926
[1???-18??]
She ran a
private school in Halifax [around 1835]

Bishop, AlfredRef B875
[1882-1817] Born in Dringhouses, York.

During World War I, and he served as a Gunner with the 188th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of wounds [2nd October 1917].

He was buried at Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III B 15].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Bishop, Rev E. De J.Ref B1314
[18??-19??]
Vicar of
St John the Divine, Rastrick.

He left in 1917 to become vicar of St John's Church, Upper Thong

Bishop, Norman MagsonRef B551
[1889-1949] Son of Thomas Bishop.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was an instrument maker [1913].

In [Q4] 1913, he married Bertha Dyson in Halifax

Children:

  1. Betty who married Paddy
  2. Hugh who married Doris

The couple died in Bolton: Norman [2nd December 1949]; Bertha [12th December 1951]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Gordon Dyson & Glynn Helliwell

Bishop, R.Ref B997
[18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Ambler Thorn.

In August 1882, he went into liquidation

Bishop, ThomasRef B537
[1855-1890] Son of William Bishop.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a domestic gardener [1871] / a gardener [1878].

In [Q2] 1878, he married Emma Magson in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Samuel Magson
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred Hodson
  2. Norman Magson

Thomas died 31st December 1890 (aged 35).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 348]

In 1892, Emma married (2) Robert Jacobs.

Emma & Robert were also buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 348]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Bishop, Wilfred HodsonRef B538
[1879-1954] Son of Thomas Bishop.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an iron planer in a woodworking shop [1902].

In [Q1] 1902, he married Sarah Elizabeth Russell [1880-1968] in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Bradford
 

Child: child

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Bishop, WilliamRef B687
[1820-1891] Born in Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire.

He was a carter [1851] / a domestic coachman [1871] / a general shopkeeper [1881].

In [Q2] 1846, he married (1) Mary Ann Lynch [1825-1870] in Manchester.


Mary Ann was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. William Charles [b Staffordshire 1849; d Halifax 1851]
  2. Thomas

They lived at

  • 21 Dobby Hall, Halifax [1851]
  • Providence Cottage, Halifax [1871]
  • 5 St John's Lane, Halifax [1881]

Mary Ann died 7th December 1870 (aged 45).

In [Q1] 1871, he married (2) Mary Maud in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax
 

William died 15th April 1891 (aged 71).

He & Mary Ann were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1113]

Bissell, Arthur WilliamRef B2971
[1871-1943] Born in Handsworth, Warwickshire.

He was Assistant Manager at Wallasey Gas Works, Birkenhead.

He was appointed the Gas Works manager at Sowerby Bridge [January 1902] and took on the post on 1st April 1902 at an annual income of £200. He retired [March 1936].

On 29th August 1900, he married Jessie Pierce [1877-1965] in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.


Jessie was born in Birmingham [4th July 1877] the daughter of Betsy Pierce [1839-7th March 1925]

Jessie worked as a VAD nurse at Crow Wood Hospital, Sowerby Bridge

 

Children:

  1. Hilda Muriel [17th October 1901-1983] who married  William Robert Bates
  2. Frank William [1913-1972]
  3. John Stanley [1919-12th March 2015]

Arthur and Jessie arrived from Wallasey and first stayed at Willow Hall before moving to 6 Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was Jessie's mother Betsy Pierce (aged 65).

The couple were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

This & associated entries use material contributed by Chris Simmons

Bissell, John E.Ref B1651
[1???-18??]
Master of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Worcester and of
Halifax Grammar School. He published a volume of Poems [1861]

Bissington, RichardRef B2998
[1801-1876] Baptised at Southampton [14th November 1801].

He was a hat maker at 23 Crown Street, Halifax [1837] / a hat maker at 14 Corn Market, Halifax [1842]

In [Q1] 1840, he married Maria Kidder [1805-1890] in Birmingham.

Child: Edward [1844-1910] who was a hatter [1876]

He died at Leeds [14th March 1876].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £6,000. Probate was granted to his widow Maria, son Edward, and John William Middleton (gentleman) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Corbett

Bit by Bit House, WarleyRef B3119
A popular name for Rose Cottage, Warley

Black, Albert EdwardRef B800
[1883-1950] Son of William Black, a saw miller.

He was a saw miller [1916] / a member of the Halifax Art Society.

He had his Fine Art Galleries at George Street, Halifax.

On 10th August 1916, he married Catherine Margaret Duncan at Halifax Parish Church.


Catherine Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Rideal Duncan
 

Child: Monica

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Corbett & Peter Lewin

Black Boy Farm, HalifaxRef B475
Northowram / Claremount.

Owners and tenants have included

Black Boy House, ClaremountRef B1510
Blake Hill.

Dr Crippen, the murderer, lived here for a time.

Ernest John Christie and family lived here. His son, John Reginald Halliday Christie, the serial killer, was born here.

It was also known as The Black Boy Inn.

Other owners and tenants have included

It is now known as Black Boy Farm

Black BrookRef B1758
Aka Blackburn.

The stream flows from Moss Moor Edge [1,500 ft above sea-level], down the Blackburn Valley, where it met Holywell Brook, and through West Vale and Brow Bridge and joins the Calder.

The Brook flowed past many of the mills in West Vale, including Bower's Mill, Barkisland, Bradley Mill, Stainland, Brigg Royd Mill, West Vale, Brook's Mill, West Vale, Brow Bridge Mill, Elland, Outram's Mill, Firth House Mills, Stainland, Gatehead Mill, Stainland, Greetland Dye Works, Ingwood Mills, Stainland, North Dean Mill, West Vale, Onecliffe Mill, West Vale, Prospect Mill, West Vale, Victoria Mills, West Vale and West Vale Mills although its speed and volume meant that it was unsuitable for providing water-power to the mills.

The bridge at Brow Bridge crosses the Brook and was built in 1770

Jagger Bridge crosses the brook

Black Bull Farm, CliftonRef B715
Towngate. Parts of the building are from the 17th century.

Until 1933, this was the Black Bull pub

Black Castle Clough Bridge, RippondenRef B712
Bridge over Black Castle Clough, Ripponden. An inscription indicates that this was reconstructed in 1932

Black Castle Clough, RippondenRef B1740
See Black Castle Clough Bridge

Black Castle Drain, Soyland MoorRef B2668

Black Cat Billiard Hall, TodmordenRef B1610
Halifax Road. Stood next to Albion Mill. The purpose-built hall opened on 15th June 1911. Demolished in 199? The Co-operative Society supermarket stands on the site

Black, CharlesRef B872
[18??-1917]
Son of Mrs B. Black of Spring Head, Heptonstall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 20th February 1917.

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [801]

Black Clough, HeptonstallRef B1766
At the foot of Black Hameldon Hill.

A local folk-tale tells that ...

In 1689, Isabella Shaw and Margaret Shuttleworth were travelling home from Heptonstall to Trawden. In the snowstorm, the women fell down Black Clough and died. Their bodies were found when the snow melted. One of the women had clung to a tree, but the bough broke and she was found with the branch in her hand.

It is said that a curse was laid on the tree, and only one tree has ever grown in the clough

Black Death in CalderdaleRef B1607

Black Dyke Farm, HeptonstallRef B884
Heptonstall Slack. Early 17th century house

Black Dyke Mills Brass BandRef B620
Aka Black Dike Band, Black Dyke Band. Originally a brass and reed band made up of workers at John Foster & Son Limited [1816]. John Foster was one of the players.

In 1854, the band was in some difficulties and John Foster associated the band with the mill and it re-formed as Black Dike Mills.

The band's motto is taken from Foster's crest


JUSTUM PERFICITO NIHIL TIMETO
Act justly and fear nothing

See: Brian Evans / William Lang / Samuel Longbottom / Alec Mortimer / Sir Harry Mortimer / Joseph Weston Nicholl / Arthur O. Pearce / Ernest Edgar Shaw / Percy Shaw

Black Field Dam, WainstallsRef B3520
Aka Old Reservoir. Recorded in 1834, when it was north of Spring Mill, Wainstalls

Black Field House, SoylandRef B3010
Thomas Lees and his family lived here [1841].

In 1841, his wife, Rachel, was a schoolmistress at Black Field House School here, and her son, Thomas Wolstenholme was an assistant at the school.

See Little Britain, Ripponden

Black Gress, RastrickRef B535
The black steps stepping-stones which allowed people on foot to cross the Calder at Snake Hill. 2 fulling mills are recorded here.

See Grees

Black Hameldon HillRef B565
Aka Black Hambledon. At the far west of Calderdale.

The name uses the element hamel and means a scarred hill.

On 19th February 1945, a US B-24 Liberator based in Norfolk was flying over the hill in misty weather, bound for Liverpool. The pilot mistook Burnley and Accrington for Liverpool and flew towards the hill. Realising the mistake, he tried to climb but the aircraft struck the hill and broke into 2. 5 airmen were killed, 3 died later, and 3 others were injured.

See Black Clough, Heptonstall

Black Horse FarmRef B201
Aka Nether House, Hove Edge

Black House Farm, IllingworthRef B7751

Black House Reservoirs, SoylandRef B1858
2 reservoirs. Fed by Black House Springs. Capacity 5,850,000 gallons.

In December 1905, £2,000 was borrowed to make the reservoir watertight. Up to that time, the cost of the reservoir was £15,750

Black House Springs, SoylandRef B1812
The springs feed Black House Reservoir

Black, Rev JamesRef B244
[1834-1901] MA.

Unitarian Minister at Stockport and at Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily Kezia

He died in London

Black, JamesRef B1175
[1869-1???] Born in Partick, Lanarkshire.

He was a joiner [1911].

He married 1869-1???..


Rebecca was born in Londonderry
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Lauchlan

The family lived at 5 Back South Street, Wardle, Rochdale [1911].

Both sons died in World War I

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Black, JamesRef B774
[1891-1918] Son of James Black.

Born in Glasgow

He was a velveteen finisher [1911] / employed in a dye works at Littleborough.

In [Q3] 1914, he married Mary Alice Fielden in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1917]
  2. James [b 1918]

The family lived at 2 Martin Street, Shade.

He was a Territorial [1909], and during World War I, he was called-up [4th August 1914]. He he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He went to Egypt [1914] and then to France [1918].

He was killed in action [12th August 1918] (aged 29).

The Todmorden & District News [20th September 1918] reported his death and the Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [27th September 1918] published his photograph.

He was buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France [Special Mem 9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Lauchlan Love also died in the War

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Black, JeremiahRef B2581
[1849-1917] Born in Ireland.

He was head silk dresser in Brighouse [1881] / President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited  [1881-1887].

In 1871, he married Mary Brook [1852-1???] from Lightcliffe, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1872]
  2. Albert Ernest [b 1873]
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1875]
  4. Archibald Thomas [b 1876]
  5. Maggie Black [b 1880]

They lived at 70 Bonegate Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Black, Lauchlan LoveRef B790
[1893-1915] Son of James Black.

Born in Belfast.

He was a cotton & woollen worker [1911] / living at 6 Fig Street, Lydgate [1914].

On 4th April 1914, he married Rosa Jane Gibson [1893-19??] at Clough Foot Congregational Church


Rosa Jane was born in Todmorden
 

There are no records of any children.

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

He died of a bullet wound to the chest [21st December 1915].

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [18th February 1916] reported his death

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref J 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother James also died in the War

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Black Mires, OvendenRef B881
Recorded on maps produced in 1854

Black Pit Aqueduct, Hebden BridgeRef B77
Built in 1795, it carries the Rochdale Canal over the Calder where it is joined by Hebden Water. The river was widened here. There are four arches, each 25 ft wide. This is the largest structure along the route of the canal.

There is a carved stone head dated 1795 on the structure which may be intended to protect travellers from harm by the whirlpool here.

See Black Pit Lock and Black Pit, Hebden Bridge

Black Pit Bridge, Hebden BridgeRef B520
Bridge #17 on the Rochdale Canal

Black Pit, Hebden BridgeRef B1798
This is where Hebden Water joins the Calder

Black Pit Lock, Hebden BridgeRef B1276
Lock #9 on the Rochdale Canal. The lock and foot-bridge were built 1798 by William Jessop and William Crossley.

See Black Pit Aqueduct

Black Rock Farm, TodmordenRef B300
Cornholme. Home of the Baume family. The farm was demolished in the 1930s

Black SamRef B407
Nickname of Samuel Fielden

Black, StuartRef B2873
[1844-18??] Born in Tyrone, Ireland Son of Eleanor & Archibald Black [1820-1875].

He became a silk dresser in Brighouse [1871]

On 31st December 1866, he married Mary Farrar at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Nellie / Eleanor James [b 1868] who married  Thomas Edward Raby
  2. Laura [b 1870]
  3. Eliza Ann [b 1872]
  4. John Edward [b 1877]

They lived at

  • Elland Road, Brighouse [1871]
  • 2 Sun Dial Inn, Brighouse [1881, 1891]
  • 19 Bradford Road,Brighouse [1901]
  • 1 Church Gate, Brighouse [1911]

Mary was listed as a widow in the 1891 census

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & David Brown

Black Swan Field, BrighouseRef B133

Black, W. P.Ref B993
[1???-19??]
Curate at
Brighouse [1932-1935]

Black ware potteryRef B3041
Produced by Joseph Morton at his pot ovens at Cinderhills

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Black, Rev William PaulRef B1058
[1???-19??] Vicar of Todmorden [1942, 1952]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ian McLeish

The Blacka family of TodmordenRef B1349

See John Richard Blacka

Blacka, Fort VincentRef B1355
[1878-19??] Son of James Blacka.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an architect [1901] / assistant surveyor [1910] / assistant examiner HM Office of.

In 1901, he married Ada.

The family lived at

  • Victoria Villas, Victoria Road, Todmorden [1891, 1901]
  • Willesden, London [1911]

See Jesse Horsfall

Blacka, JamesRef B1354
[1840-1922] Son of John Blacka.

Born in Stansfield.

In 1912, he married Alice Fort in Accrington.

Children:

  1. Arthur [1857-1860]
  2. Mary Alice [1861-1936]
  3. Ada [1863-1928] who married Jesse Horsfall
  4. Herbert [1867-1868]
  5. Frank [1868-1871]
  6. Annie [b 1870]
  7. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1873]
  8. Fort Vincent

The children were born in Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Blacka, JohnRef B1351
[1819-1888] Born in Barnoldswick.

Around 1840, he married Mary Collinge [1820-1880].


Mary was born in Stipperden, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. John Richard
  3. William [1847-1901]
  4. Alice Ann [1852-1872]
  5. Lucy Emma [b 1854]
  6. Eden Emily [b 1857]

The children were born in Stansfield.

The family lived at

  • Canteen, Todmorden [1841]
  • Lower Naze Bottom [1851, 1861]
  • 22 Barker Street, Stansfield [1871]
  • 57 Blind Lane, Todmorden [1881]

Mary died 13th January 1880.

John died 6th November 1888.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Barton

Blacka, John RichardRef B772
[1845-1923] Son of John Blacka.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a plasterer [1861] / an architect [1875] / an architect and surveyor of Todmorden and Littleborough [1881].

His work includes:

On 27th October 1875, he married Mary Elizabeth Wilkings [1851-1893] in Todmorden.


Mary Elizabeth came from Birmingham
 

Children:

  1. Vera Mary [1877-1944]
  2. Inez Louise [b 1879] who married Richard Henry Binns
  3. Walter Willkings [b 1880]
  4. Charles Henry [1884-1959]
  5. Ernest Roy [b 1893]

They lived at

Mary Elizabeth died in Todmorden in 1893.

John Richard died at 246 Palatine Road, Blackpool [22nd March 1923].

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

See Blacka family of Todmorden

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Blackburn ...Ref B26
The entries for people & families with the surname Blackburn are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Blackburn & BrayRef B2082
Spinners of botany and worsted yarns established in 1872 by William Blackburn and Ralph E. Bray. They were at Globe Mill, Halifax [1874] and Ellen Royd Mills, Halifax [1890, 1905]

The partnership was dissolved in 1905.

See Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) Limited

Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) LimitedRef B2482
Recorded in 1937, when they were at Billingshay Mills.

On 23rd August 1918, Clara Wild Smith committed suicide at the Mills.

See Blackburn & Bray

Blackburn & CompanyRef B2031
Stone quarrier at School Field Quarries, Rastrick [1896]

Blackburn & OrmerodRef B2989
Cotton spinners at Broadholme Mill, Brighouse, Partners included George Blackburn and Charles Jones Ormerod.

After Blackburn's death in 1870, the business was carried on by Ormerod & Sugden and then by H. & J. Sugden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Paul Blackburn

Blackburn & PicklesRef B2144
Cotton spinners at Ibbotroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1845]

Blackburn & SutcliffeRef B2000
Dyers and blenders of Kebroyd Mills, Triangle. The business closed in December 2001

Blackburn Beck, BarkislandRef B1733
Flows down a series of cascades through Blackburn Valley

Blackburn's: Benjamin Blackburn & SonRef B1005
Established by Benjamin Blackburn.

In April 1821, his son Benjamin went to Sydney, Australia to set up a branch of the business, but he died 6 years later.

The firm evolved into William Blackburn & Son, Springwell Mills, Holbeck

This & associated entries use material contributed by Paul Blackburn

Blackburn brookRef B1747
Another name for the Black Brook. Gives its name to the Blackburn Valley

Blackburn BrothersRef B2155
Slubbing dyers at Asquith Bottom Dye Works, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. Partners included Henry Blackburn.

See John William Netherwood, Clement Ogden and Charlie Robertson

Blackburn's: D. A. BlackburnRef B2128
20th century clothing manufacturer at Brunswick Mill, Hebden Bridge

Blackburn's: D. A. Blackburn & Sons LimitedRef B472
Established by David Arthur Blackburn.

Recorded in 1941

Blackburn estateRef B621
Mark Blackburn owned considerable land and property in and around Granny Hall and Slead Syke, Brighouse. It comprised around 80 acres when it was put of for sale at the Royal Hotel in 1870

Blackburn House, BarkislandRef B686
Stainland Road.

Or Blackbourne House. Owners and tenants have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Peter Stubbs

Blackburn Philanthropic Assurance Company LimitedRef B469
Recorded in 1921, when they were at Albany Chambers, Halifax and William W. Court was working a clerk

Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & CompanyRef B2300
Cotton spinners & doublers, and warp manufacturers.

They were at:

Partners included Samuel Shepherd, George Whiteley, John Blackburn, and Joseph Blackburn.

In November 1859, the partnership was dissolved as regards Joseph Blackburn, and the business carried on as Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn

Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & SonsRef B2813
Cotton spinner and cotton band manufacturers established by Thomas Blackburn at Phoenix Mill, Brighouse.

Partners included Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Benjamin Blackburn, (possibly) William Kitson [1861, 1871, 1881], (possibly) George Frederick [1861], (possibly) Clement [1871, 1881], and Sam [1881].

They were at New Road, Brighouse [1845]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Paul Blackburn

Blackburn ValleyRef B2339
Aka Blackburne Valley. The valley of the Black Brook as it flows down through Stainland and West Vale.

There are many mills in the Valley

Blackburn's: William Blackburn & SonRef B2052
Cotton doubler at Perseverance Mill, Elland [1905]

Blackburns Farm, SoylandRef B199
Owners and tenants have included

BlackcarRef B3313
An early name for Claremount

Blacker, EdgarRef B1744
[1898-1969] Landlord of the White Hart, Soyland [1945-1952]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Blackett, RichardRef B547
[16??-16??]
Owned land where
Shay House, Halifax was later built

Blackfield Dam, Warley MoorRef B1854
Reservoir at Warley mentioned in 1806. It had a capacity of 3,946,819 gallons.

See Cold Edge Dams

Blackhall EngineeringRef B1096
Specialist valve makers at Huddersfield Road, Bailiffe Bridge.

Established by Dougie Blackhall & Bruce Lewis, former employees of Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited

This & associated entries use material contributed by Dave Van De Gevel

Blackheath barrowRef B115
Bronze Age barrow near Butt Stones just north of Todmorden at Stansfield

Blackhouse Fold, IllingworthRef B748
Or Blackhouse. 17th century house

Blackledge, Rev A. R.Ref B1320
[19??-19??]
He was vicar of Oakenshaw before becoming Vicar of
St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1950]

Blackledge-IngRef B503
Aka Blakelegynge, Blakeledgynge. One of the areas of common land around Halifax Parish Church in the 14th century. Others were Hall-Ing, Southfield, Sydel-Ing, Northfield, Netherfield.

Blackledge-Ing covered the area which is now occupied by the Piece Hall. Blackledge is the southern boundary of the land

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Ogden

BlackleyRef B2741
Village between Elland and Huddersfield.

Historically, the villagers worked in farming and coal-mining.

Recorded in 1614 as

Part of Elland Common, called Blackley

See



Blackley & Woodman Mine, Elland
Blackley Baptist Church: A Short Historical Sketch
Blackley Baptist Church Deacons
Blackley Baptist Graveyard
Blackley Baptist School
Blackley Centre
Blackley Field
Blackley Fire Clay Works



Blackley House, Elland
Blackley Minister's House
Blackley Particular Baptist Church
Blackley Pottery
Blackley Provided School
Blackley Reservoir
Blackley Whit Walk



Caretaker's House, Blackley Chapel
James Cartledge
Golden Fleece, Blackley
Wilkinson's Clay Works, Elland
 
 

Blackley Baptist Church DeaconsRef B8500

Blackley CentreRef B3000
The former school of Blackley Baptist Church is now used for training days, retreats, meetings at conferences

Blackley Cricket ClubRef B1230
Established in 1856

Blackley FieldRef B1089
Around 1715, Joseph Brooksbank bequeathed an annual rent of £4 from land here for the benefit of the Minister of a congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Elland

Blackley House, EllandRef B673
Lindley Road, Blackley. House and cottage. The cottage is dated ICM 1744

Blackley ReservoirRef B8502
Opened in 1860 for the Huddersfield Water Works.

It was filled-in in 19??

Blackley Whit WalkRef B970
A Whit walk Recorded in 1927

BlackmiresRef B2308
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated.

See Blackmires, Illingworth and Blackmires Wesleyan Methodist Church, Northowram

Blackmore, Stanley GordonRef B1712
[1914-1987] Landlord of the Station Hotel, Elland [1960]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Blackshaw Beck, ShelfRef B1846
The stream rises at Queensbury. The name was recorded in the 16th century. It forms the boundary between Shelf (in Calderdale) and Buttershaw (in Bradford). It later becomes Royds Hall Beck.

See Riding Hill, Shelf

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ben Stables

Blackshaw Clough, SoylandRef B1794
Joins Lumb Brook to flow down to the Ryburn in a cascade of waterfalls

Blackshaw Clough, TodmordenRef B1749
Aka Jumble Hole Clough

Blackshaw Head Manufacturing Company LimitedRef B2091
Hebden Bridge company manufacturing and selling cotton goods

especially phoolies and sarries

for the Eastern market. The company was registered in August 1878

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Blackshaw Parish CouncilRef B243
On 20th May 1947, Blackshaw Parish Council and Erringden Parish Council amalgamated.

The Parish council has 7 seats.

See Freeman Pickles

BlackshawheadRef B117
Aka Blackshaw, Blackshaw Head.

District of Calderdale north of Todmorden.

See James King and Alexander Turner

Blackshawhead Co-operative SocietyRef B2010
Established in 1875. In 1926, the society merged with Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society

Blackstone EdgeRef B118
Moorland district with a ridge of mountains above Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, and on the border between Calderdale and Lancashire. The land rises to 1475 ft at its highest point. The ridge continues to the Highlands of Scotland.

In 1643, during the Civil War, around 800 Parliamentary soldiers out of Rochdale were garrisoned on the moors here. Under Colonel John Rosworm, they built earthworks and cannon emplacements to secure the routes into Yorkshire.

Daniel Defoe called it:

the Andes of England

and, in 1698, Celia Fiennes wrote:

Then I came to Blackstone Edge, noted over all England for a dismal high precipice and steep in the ascent and descent on either end; it's a very moorish ground, all about, and even just at the top, tough so high that you travel on a causey which is very troublesome as it's a moist ground so as is unusual on these high hills; they stagnate the air and hold mist and rains almost perpetually

The road over the ridge may be of Roman origin – the gauge of the wheel ruts is the same as those at Pompeii – or a later packhorse route, and is mentioned in 1291 as Blacksteynegge.

The Mytholmroyd Bridge Turnpike was built in 1735.

Parts of the roadway are listed.

See: Dr Thomas Nettleton / Joseph Priestley / Rishworth Railway Station / Sykes Gate Bottom / Windy Bank, Littleborough

Blackstone Edge ReservoirRef B1852
Built around 1800 to maintain water levels in the Rochdale Canal. It is fed by Broadhead Drain.

Following a drought in the summer of July 1800, the reservoir was empty and the canal was out of action.

On 1st April 1922, the reservoirs were sold to Oldham and Rochdale for £400,000

Blackstone Edge Roman RoadRef B2607
This ancient road is (possibly) part of the route between Manchester and Ilkley.

See Blackstone Edge Road

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jonathan Potter

Blackwall Farm, Sowerby BridgeRef B906
Blackwall Lane. Early 18th century farm. It is now 4 dwellings

Blackwall, HalifaxRef B119

Blackwall Hall, HalifaxRef B2789
The De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge met here [1927, 1937, 2010].

Those listed as residents have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Robert Wade

Blackwall House, HalifaxRef B1251
2 Blackwall.

Owners and tenants have included

Blackwall Lodge, HalifaxRef B421
20 Blackwall.

The house was the first parsonage for Holy Trinity Church.

The Parsonage later moved across the road.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now a children's nursery

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ivan Birch

Blackwall, WarleyRef B412
17th century house

Blackwell Hall, HalifaxRef B231

The name was also used from 1545 for Heptonstall Cloth Hall.

Blackwell Hall cloth hall at Hall End, Halifax – is mentioned in 1572, much earlier than those in neighbouring towns.

See Blackwell Hall, London

Blackwell, JohnRef B808
[1893-1916] Son of John Joseph Hannon Blackwell.

Born in Oldham.

He was an electrical meter maker [1911] / a cop packer of 10 Lever Street, Todmorden [1913] / employed by Lord Brothers Limited at their Canal Street Works.

On 28th May 1913, he married Ethel Steventon [1890-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Ethel, of 24 Mills Street, Cobden, was the daughter of Harry Steventon, labourer
 

Child: Alice [b 1914]

They lived at 24 Mills Street, Cobden [1917].

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

He died 15th December 1916 (aged 23).

The Todmorden & District News [5th January 1917] reported his death, and his photograph appeared in the Edition of 12th January 1917.

He was buried at Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VI F 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q1] 1920, Ethel married Thomas Greenwood in Todmorden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Derrick Habergham

Blackwell, John Joseph HannonRef B1808
[1868-1939] Born in Oldham.

He was a bricklayer [1911] / a bricksetter [1913].

In [Q2] 1890, he married Ethel Entwistle [1870-1939] in Oldham.


Ethel was born in Darwen, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1891] who was a roving frame tenter [1911]
  2. John
  3. Joseph [b 1895] who was a mill warehouse boy [1911]
  4. Jane [b 1897] who was a roving frame tenter [1911]
  5. Edwin [b 1900]
  6. Alice [b 1903]

They lived at 5 Kennel Pit Lane, Hollins Road, Oldham [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Jane Entwistle [b Ayr 1843].

A John J. Blackwell died in Oldham [Q2 1939] (aged 71).

An Ethel Blackwell died in Oldham [Q2 1939] (aged 69) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Blackwell, John ThomasRef B1002
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Tank Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

BlackwoodRef B2398
Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated

Blackwood Common, RishworthRef B1799

See Hathershelf Waggonway

Blackwood Hall, LuddendenfootRef B1013
An area of Luddendenfoot.

See Band Walk, Luddendenfoot, Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot, Booth House, Luddendenfoot and Luddendenfoot National School

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Greaves

Blackwood Hall, LuddendenfootRef B3558
House at Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot.

Owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Pellon and Blackwood House, Skircoat

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Blackwood House, PellonRef B1218
Dyson Road.

Owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Skircoat and Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot

Blackwood House, SkircoatRef B124
Built on Halifax Moor by Thomas Blackwood in 1617.

On a map of 1836, it appears to be near Mount Pellon.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Blackwood House, Pellon and Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot

Blackwood, ThomasRef B90
[15??-16??]
Wealthy landowner who paid £20 in
composition fines. In 1617, he built Blackwood House on Halifax Moor.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha who married Tobit Barraclough

Blade, JamesRef B726
[1836-1879] He was a shoe maker [1867].

In 1867, he married Nancy Riley


Nancy was the daughter of
James Riley
 

Child: John [1867-1896] who was a clog maker

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Blagborough, BenjaminRef B1907
[18??-1???]

In [Q3] 1892, he married Ann Tomlinson in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of
Joseph Tomlinson
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1897-1898] who was buried with her mother

Annie died 5th April 1942 (aged 72)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3764] with her parents


Details of Ben's death / burial place are not yet known
 

Blagborough, HannahRef B616
[1863-1897] She died from blood poisoning and James Aldridge was convicted of procuring an abortion which caused the injuries. Aldridge was sentenced to be executed on 6th April 1897, but this was commuted to life imprisonment

Blagborough, J.Ref B2193
[18??-18??] Coal owner at Northowram.

In July 1851, he was declared insolvent

Blagborough, WilliamRef B1833
[1818-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was an innkeeper at the Raggalds, Queensbury [1851] / a farmer of 2½ acres [1851].

In [Q2] 1846, he married Mary Shackleton [1827-18??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Thornton

She had a son: James Shackleton [b 1846]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Emma [b 1850]

Blagborough, WilliamRef B959
[1839-1897]

He married Hannah [1838-1924].

Child: Emma [1863-17th April 1884] who married George Granger & was buried with her parents

William died 13th June 1897 (aged 58).

Hannah died 6th November 1924 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 94]

Blagbrough ...Ref B16
The entries for people & families with the surname Blagbrough are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Blagbrough & Hebblethwaite LimitedRef B2427
Electrical engineers at Bank Top, Southowram [1936, 1937].

They installed electricity at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel [1936]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Elaine Hodkinson

BlaidroydRef B634
See Blaithroyd

Blair, DavidRef B121
[1932-1976] Ballet dancer. CBE.

Born David Butterfield.

He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

He became interested in dancing at the age of 7. He attended Madame Amy Ibbetson's dancing school.

He joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet School, London, at the age of 14. This was on the condition that – should his height not increase in the first term – he would undergo a course of growth-inducing injections.

He married Maryon Lane, one of the company's principals, and they had twin daughters.

He joined Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1947, and became the principal dancer 1950. He went to Covent Garden in 1953 and danced the lead in all the classical ballets, performing with Lynn Seymour and Nadia Nerina. Frederick Ashton created La Fille Mal Gardée for Blair and Nerina. In the early 1960s, he had hoped to become the partner to Margot Fonteyn when Michael Somes retired, but the position was taken by the newly-arrived Rudolph Nureyev. He had great success at New York's Metropolitan Opera House in 1953, dancing the rôle of Floristan in The Sleeping Beauty.

He was about to become director of the Norwegian Ballet when he died suddenly.

His mother Mrs Green lived at Stoney Lane, Brighouse

Blaithroyd, ErringdenRef B2822
Area of Erringden [1861]

Blaithroyd Farm, SouthowramRef B613
Stood at the junction of Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram and Trooper Lane, Halifax.

Aka New Hall – which stood there.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Around 1572, the house was used for Catholic services which were banned at that time.

Crabtree says that

A little distant from the house was some ground in the delf-brow, called the Burying-place

The farm was recorded as Trooper-Bentleys when it was for sale on 16th November 1777


To Be Sold, a Freehold Farm, called Blaith-Royd – otherwise Trooper-Bentleys – in Southowram, pleasantly situated and commanding a full prospect of the town of Halifax, consisting of a Messuage with fruitful outbuildings, and several Closes of land, in which are valuable Mines of Coal and Quarries of Stone.

Enquire at Mr Sayer's Office in Halifax

 

On 2nd September 1939, there was an advertisement


Sale by Auction of 50 Blaithroyd Farm, off Southowram Bank, Halifax for Mrs E. Marshall
 

The property was demolished in 19??

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles & Kai Roberts

Blaithroyd, SouthowramRef B71
This area of Bank Top, Southowram takes its name from Blaithroyd Farm, Southowram which stood there.

The place is also referred to as The Banke and Southowram Bank.

It was a part of the ancient Southowram township.

The name is sometimes spelled Blaidroyd, and is found in other areas. The name may mean grassy clearing or clearing with herbs or – less likely – wolf's clearing

The Leeds Intelligencer [Monday 8th September 1794] advertised


To be sold by Auction at Southowram.

A Freehold Estate called Blaith Royd, conſiſting of a Meſſuage and various cloſes of land in the poſſeſſion of Timothy Netherwood and his undertenants.

The Estate commands the beſt Proſpect of the Town of Halifax and is well fenced and watered, and full of coal

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Blaithroyd Working Men's Club, SouthowramRef B2894
Castlemaine House.

Officers of the Club have included

On 19th January 1934, the club was struck off the register


Question: Does anyone know why the Club might have been struck off?

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Parker

Blake's AlhambraRef B2041
A mobile theatre which showed films on the Market Ground at Hebden Bridge. This was the first cinema in the town

Blake, Clarvis RoyRef B1415
[1921-1944]
Son of Elizabeth & Edward Blake.

In [Q4] 1943, he married Doris Clayton in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers.

He died 25th September 1944 (aged 23).

He was buried at Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VI C 20]

Blake DeanRef B1511
Area above Hebden Bridge.

On 16th September 1949, an RAF training aircraft crashed and burned out here, killing 2 of the crew.

See Meeting of the Waters and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

Blake DeanRef B1784
Stream which flows between Heptonstall and Wadsworth

Blake Dean bridgeRef B1508
Early 19th century stone bridge across Blake Dean. This is a single-arch bridge.

See Blake Dean Railway Bridge

Blake Dean railway bridgeRef B123
A trestle bridge 700 ft long, in 3 tiers, and 105 ft above Blake Dean stream at the Meeting of the Waters. The bridge carried the Hardcastle Crags Railway across the Blake Dean valley, carrying cement and supplies for the construction of the reservoirs.

The bridge was designed by William Henry Cockcroft, and built by G. H. Greenwood & Company, joiners and builders of Hebden Bridge for Enoch Tempest. The construction required £1,300 worth of timber. It opened on 27th May 1901.

In 1906, sparks from an engine set fire to a wooden support on the bridge, causing £30 damage. The fire was quickly extinguished.

In May 1909, Mrs Ada Harwood died when a small wooden platform gave way and she fell as she and members of her family were crossing the bridge.

In 1912, the bridge was demolished by the contractors at Walshaw Reservoir because it had become unsafe. Only the stone foundations remain.

See Dawson City, Hell Hole Quarry and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

Blake Law Farm, CliftonRef B343

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

The Blakeborough family of BrighouseRef B2208
See Lands House, Rastrick and Longlands, Lightcliffe

Blakeborough's Bridge, BrighouseRef B181
In 1962, a bridge over the Calder was built at Huntingdon Road / River Street, Brighouse by Blakeborough's. In the 1980s, the bridge closed on safety grounds.

In 2005, there was talk of reopening the bridge as an additional river crossing when the area is redeveloped

Blakeborough's Club, BrighouseRef B2045
Opened as Brighouse Liberal Club in 1877.

In 1938, Blakeborough's bought the building for use as a social club for their workers

Blakeborough, FrankRef B1665
[18??-19??]
He was a member of the
Blakeborough family of Brighouse. He lived at 32 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

Blakeborough, JohnRef B835
[1652-1696]

He died 7th January 1696 (aged 44)  Heywood records his death


Mr John Blakeborough of Warly, the useful man an administring phisitian, fell sick of violent feaver, dyed a fortnight after Jan 7, was bureyed Halifax Jan 10, 1695-96
 

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Blakeborough, JosephRef B72
[1818-1886] Son of a watchmaker & hardware dealer from Otley.

He started a business selling valves and hardware for the plumbing trade.

He moved to Brighouse in 18??, where he worked as a plumber.

In [Q2] 1841, he married Ann Barker [1820-1889] in Otley.


Ann was born in Otley
 

Children:

  1. Catherine [b 1842] who married Joseph Lawson
  2. Robert
  3. Thomas [b 1846]
  4. Francis Barker / Frank [b 1848]
  5. John [b 1851]
  6. Peter [b 1856]
  7. Annie [b 1861]

They lived at

  • Back Street Borogate, Otley [1851]
  • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1861]
  • 46 Windsor Road, Ormskirk [1881]

Son Robert began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. Brother Thomas joined Robert.

In 1866, Joseph bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse, and established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

A larger foundry was built to cope with the demand. The firm expanded and produced valves for many industries in most parts of the world.

Joseph died 3rd June 1886 (aged 68) 

Ann died 20th June 1889 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Blakeborough's: Joseph Blakeborough & Sons LimitedRef B2112
Aka Blakeborough Valves.

Brighouse engineering company, and makers of valves founded by Joseph Blakeborough and his sons in 1866 when he bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse.

In 1875, a new larger iron foundry was built – Woodhouse Works. There was a fire at the new works on 29th August 1896.

Around 1920, the company made the first hand cart for the Laxey Fire Service on the Isle of Man.

In 1926, the company produced the Nu-Swift extinguisher. The original 1926 design for the fire extinguisher remained in production – with only minor modifications in size and the contents used – until the early 1990s when vapourising liquid extinguishers were no longer manufactured due to environmental concerns

In 1933, the Nu-Swift Engineering Company Limited was formed.

In 1965, the firm was taken over by Hopkinsons Holdings PLC, valve manufacturers of Huddersfield.

In 1986, considerable damage was caused to the factory by a fire.

The firm closed in Brighouse on 12th April 1989.

The business was taken over by Hopkinson Valves of Huddersfield. They are now a part of the Weir Group.

See Blackhall Engineering, Sam Booth, Algernon Denham and Rastrick Gas Company

This & associated entries use material contributed by Anthony Buck & David Nortcliffe

Blakeborough, Mrs KathleenRef B2592
[18??-1???]
Wife of
Robert Arnold Blakeborough.

In October 1919, she bought Toothill Hall, Rastrick.

In January 1924, she conveyed it to Sir William Henry Aykroyd, and the Hall passed to George Hammond Aykroyd in December 1924

Blakeborough, RobertRef B645
[1843-1911] Son of Joseph Blakeborough.

He and his father established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

He developed the idea water valves for which the company became famous.

He began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. His brother Thomas joined him

Blakeborough, Robert ArnoldRef B1293
[18??-1954]
Of Lightcliffe.

He married Kathleen.

Chairman of Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,914

Blakeborough, WilliamRef B73
[1790-18??] He was transported for administering an illegal oath at a Luddite meeting at St Crispin Inn in 1812.

He is listed in the Prison Hulk Registers as having been given a free pardon [3rd January 1812]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Sarah Parks

Blakelaw, HartsheadRef B1188
An area of Hartshead.

The name is variously found as Blakelana and Blakhlawe.

It has been said that a wood here was inhabited by the Clifton Dragon.

Rev Harold Norman Pobjoy suggested that name comes from Dracanhlawe – the mound of the dragon.

More likely, it is derived from Blachelana – the black hill.

The area was lost in the 1970s when the M62 was constructed.

See Blakelaw Quarry, Hartshead

Blakeley, MargaretRef B3180
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1998-1999]

Blakelock, Rev RalphRef B2456
[1842-1900] He was ordained as Curate at Todmorden [1864].

In 1883, he became vicar of Horbury Bridge

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Blakemore, Rev JohnRef B1146
[18??-1???]
Curate at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

In December 1892, he was appointed chaplain of Lancaster gaol

Blakey Brothers & Emmott LimitedRef B2024
Aka Blakey, Emmott & Company Limited.

19th century engineering company at 16 Square Road, Halifax.

They manufactured engines, generators and dynamos.

In 1880, they opened the first telephone exchange in Leeds, later taken over by the United Telephone Company, which subsequently merged into the National Telephone Company

They also constructed the first successful trunk telephone line between Leeds and Bradford.

At their works in Square Road, Halifax, dynamos and instruments were made in the eighties and until 1894, when Emmott started on his own account as a consulting electrical engineer.

Partners included Edmund Blakey and Walter Emmott.

On 2nd November 1878, they provided electric floodlighting for a rugby match at Hanson Lane.

See Albert Maitland Dempster and Halifax Mutual Electric Light & Power Company

Blakey, EdmundRef B1873
[18??-1???]
Partner in
Blakey Brothers & Emmott Limited

Blakey, Edward VernonRef B1061
[1892-1960] MC.

Son of Henry Chapman Blakey.

He was a dyer's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant (Acting Captain)  with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Cross [1917] for


distinguished service in the field at the Battle of Ypres, which took place amid dreadful climatic conditions, floundering, wading and hauling each other along, amidst bursting shells and a storm of machine guns – the gallant Yorkshiremen went on and won their objective
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [17th November 1917]

He survived the War.

He died in Huddersfield [Q2 1960] (aged 68) 

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Blakey, EdwinRef B3339
[18??-1???] Of Shay Farm, Halifax.

He was groom to J. T. Haigh JP.

On 15th January 1870, as he was walking along Caygill's Walk, Halifax, he was attacked by 3 tall men. One seized him by the throat and another put dirt into his mouth. He was robbed of 8d in copper [coins] and 8 lbs of potatoes before the men made their escape

Blakey, EdwinRef B1229
[1848-1910] He was landlord of the Duke of Wellington, Halifax [1891]

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Blakey, ElihuRef B1244
[1824-1886]
Son of Betty & Bernard Blakey of Burnley.

The family moved to Shade.

He was a greengrocer / landlord of the Peacock, Todmorden [1860s] / a fish merchant [1870].

He married (1) Mary Ann Dawson [18??-1869].

Mary Ann died in 1869.

In [Q1] 1870, he married (2) Mary Wickman in Todmorden.


Mary came from Hull
 

Blakey, FrankRef B1432
[1891-1917] Son of Thomas Blakey.

He was a grocer's assistant [1911] / employed in the grocery department of the Halifax Industrial Society at Weymouth Street.

He had a sweetheart, Miss Walters, of 200 Siddal Lane.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died (somewhere in France) [3rd May 1917] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

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Blakey's: H. Blakey & SonsRef B2073
Tailors at 16 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]. Blakey took over a business which had been established around 1825. They had workrooms in Waterhouse Street, Halifax

Blakey, Henry ChapmanRef B1014
[1857-1900] Son of Henry Blakey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clothier of Spring Hall [1889] / a tailor & clothier (employer) [1891] / a clothier's manager of Fern Bank, Otley [1900].

In 1889, he married Charlotte Sarah Robinson at Christ Church, Pellon.


Charlotte Sarah, of 35 Savile Mount, was born in Southowram / Hipperholme, the daughter of
John Robinson
 

Children:

  1. Henry Robinson (Blakey) [1891-1917] who was a cork  merchant [1911]
  2. Edward Vernon

They lived at

  • 42 Moorfield Villas, Skircoat [1891]
  • 40 Savile Park, Halifax [1901]
  • 40 Moorfield Villa, Savile Park, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was sister-in-law Louisa T Robinson [b 1871] (living on own means).

Henry Chapman died in Wharfedale [17th March 1900] (aged 42).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £528.

Probate was granted to his widow Charlotte Sarah.

Son Henry died 2nd May 1917 (aged 26) 

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Blakey, JaneRef B2777
[1819-1???] Born in Aysgarth.

She was a baby linen manufacturer.

In 1841, Jane, her sister, Elizabeth [1829-1???], also a baby linen manufacturer, were living with their brother, Henry, a woollen draper, at 18 Crown Street, Halifax.

In 1851, she married Thomas Edleston.

By 1871, Jane was a widow and running a school at Salterhebble.

By 1891, Jane was living on her own means, with daughter Mary Ann, sister Ann Blakey, and son Alfred Blakey Edleston (a clerk in Holy Orders), at 20 Piccadilly, Burnley

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Blakey, MrRef B603
[16??-17??]
Of Colne.

He married Dorothy Brearcliffe

Blakey, Richard GarnettRef B3209
[1818-1???] Born in Wakefield.

He was a grocer & tea dealer employing 2 assistants [1861].

He lived at West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Blakey, ThomasRef B625
[1859-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1881, 1891] / a worsted spinner's clerk [1901] / a commercial clerk (worsted spinning) [1911].

In 1877, he married Sarah Ellen Hoyle [1857-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Martha Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  worsted weaver [1901]
  2. Sidney [b 1880] who was a wool comber's cashier [1901]
  3. Amy [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], an  underclothing sewing machinist [1911]
  4. Frank
  5. Elsie [b 1896] who was a jeweller's drydizer (?) [1911]

They lived at

  • Haighhouse Hill, Longwood, Huddersfield [1881]
  • 52 Miall Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 89 Dyson Road, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 99 Dyson Road, Halifax
  • 85 Dyson Road, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was Thomas's widowed mother Sarah Blakey [b 1822].

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah Ellen's sisters: Ada Hoyle [b 1866] (worsted weaver)  & Ruth Hoyle [b 1872]

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Blakey, WilliamRef B1786
[18??-19??]
Farmed
Shaw Laithe Farm, Elland [1905]

Blakey, WilliamRef B8501
[1810-1863] He was an overlooker in Bradford.

In 1839, he married Harriet Stead [1813-1871] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John William [1846-4th May 1859]


John William was a
pupil-teacher at St Andrew's National School, Lister Hills, Bradford.

When he died [aged 13], his pupils erected a stone at Lister Lane Cemetery

 

William died 3rd September 1863 (aged 53).

Harriet died 16th January 1871 (aged 57).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3326]

Blamire, WalterRef B1071
[1857-1???]
Illegitimate son of Martha Blamire of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [17th May 1857]

Blamires, George HenryRef B782
[1860-1???] Son of John Blamires, card maker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a hair dresser of Bradford [1881] / a hair dresser [1891, 1901] / a hair dresser / barber [1911].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Janet Banks [1859-1???] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Janet, of King Cross, was the daughter of Thomas Banks, painter
 

Children:

  1. James Willie
  2. Nora [b 1885] who was a woollen winder [1901]
  3. Thomas Henry [b 1888]
  4. Lillian [b 1897]

They lived at

  • 66 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 32 Oak Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was boarder Mary Ellen Barlow [aged 19] (woollen rover) 

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Blamires, James WilliamRef B776
[1882-1917] Son of George Henry Blamires.

He was a winder [1901] / a sugar boiler at Mackintosh's [1911] / a solo horn player with the Copley & Skircoat Band.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Mary E Robinson in Halifax.

They lived at 24 Cliffe Terrace, Skircoat Green [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [26th June 1916], and he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

The Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

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

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

A memorial service was held at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [28th October 1917]

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Blamires, SamuelRef B7760
[1806-1888] Of Brighouse.

Born in Liversedge.

On 16th September 1831, he married Mary Tattersall [1809-1880] in Dewsbury.


Mary was born in Dewsbury
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1834]
  2. Ann [1836-1842] who was buried with her parents

Mary died 1st September 1880.

Samuel died in Brighouse [16th November 1888].

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

Blamyre, JohnRef B888
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Northgate, Halifax

Blanchard, MrsRef B948
[1???-18??]
Around 1838, Mrs Blanchard and Miss Blanchard ran a
private school at Chapeltown, Halifax.

See William Blanchard

Blanchard, WilliamRef B934
[1???-1865]
Between 1830-1845, he and his wife, Ellen, ran the
Bell School, Harrison Road, Halifax.

In 1839, he was advertising the sale of 20 bound volumes of the York Courant newspaper [1741-1811].

William Blanshard ran a school at Nelson Street, Halifax [1850].

See Mrs Blanchard

Blanchfield, Fr FrancisRef B953
[1915-1981] Born in Dewsbury

Parish priest at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Elland.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery

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Blanchfield, Rev J.Ref B1313
[19??-19??]
Priest at
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1962]

Blanchford, Rev F. HenryRef B1613
[18??-19??] Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1894].

He is recorded [1897] when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery.

In 1898, he moved to Ilkley

Bland ...Ref B7
The entries for people & families with the surname Bland are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Blarney Castle, LangfieldRef B1577
A small pleasure ground at the site of a cottage – known as Blarney Castle or Shurcrack – on Langfield Moor. It is no longer there

Blatchford, Robert F.Ref B1057
[1872-1901]
He was an engraver in business with his brother in Horton Street, Halifax.

He lived at 10 Park Place, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he volunteered and served as a Sergeant with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of enteric fever at Warm Baths in the Transvaal [December 1901] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Blavatsky, MadameRef B1382
[1831-1891] Helena Petrovna Blavatsky von Hahn was a Russian mystic who was one of the founders of the Theosophical Society.

From the late 19th century she was interested in Spiritualism.

It has been suggested that she may have visited the Halifax district.


Does anyone know if she did visit the district and when?
 

Helena Blavatsky

Blaylock, StanleyRef B1373
[1915-1944]
Son of Ada & Elias Blaylock of Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 2nd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 27th March 1944 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 3]

Bleak Hill, NorthowramRef B3056
Shibden

Bleak House, BoothtownRef B735
Claremount Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Bleak House, HalifaxRef B651
Eversley Mount. Recorded in 1901

See Bleak House

Bleak House, LightcliffeRef B587
Wakefield Road.

Built in 1847.

It was given the name Bleak House when the railway was constructed at the rear of the building.

Owners and tenants have included

Around 1905, it was occupied by Lightcliffe Ladies' High School, a girls' finishing school organised by Sir Titus Salt.

In the 1950s, it was used as the post office.

Since the 1970s, it has been a private house

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Bleasby, JamesRef B1966
[1798-1874] Born in Leeds.

He was a cork cutter [1871].

Around 1871, he married Hannah [1801-18??].


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

They lived at 14 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871].

James died 25th June 1874 (aged 77), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1521] with Mary Jane Chalker


Details of Hannah's death / burial place are not yet known
 

Blenders & Sliverers LimitedRef B1999
Mytholmroyd. Went into liquidation in July 2001

Blenkinsop, StanleyRef B1624
[1912-1945]
Son of George Blenkinsop.

He married Cora.

They lived in Siddal.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 54 (1/5th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 14th April 1945 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Leeds (Lawnswood) Crematorium Screen Wall [1]

Blether Hill, WadsworthRef B589
Marks the boundary of Wadsworth township

Blewitt, Charles OliverRef B568
[1867-1900] Hanged for the murder of his 33-year-old wife, Mary Ann Blewitt. Her body was found at their home in Beeston, Leeds, on June 17. Her throat had been cut and she was thought to have been dead for about 9 days. The crime appeared to have been committed during a meal.

Blewitt was found – under the name of Oliver Jackson – working at Cornelius Redman & Sons Limited, where he had been employed for 3 weeks, when an employee had recognised him from a newspaper photograph. He was arrested and taken to the Police Station at Halifax Town Hall where he was held until he was collected by Leeds City Police.

His trial was held in Leeds in July, but the jury could not reach a verdict, and a re-trial was held four days later when the jury found him Guilty and he was sentenced to death.

An appeal failed and he was hanged at Armley Prison [28th August 1900]

Blezard, James EdwardRef B1090
[1883-1916] Son of Rebecca & James Edward Blezard of Burton-in-Lonsdale, Lancashire.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Alice Torrence in North Bierley.

They lived at 4 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 31st January 1916 (aged 33).

He was buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France [Grave Ref I 1 100]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Blezzard, James EdwardRef B1055
[1883-1916] Son of Rebecca & James Edward Blezzard, labourer, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, Carnforth.

Born in Burton in Lonsdale.

He was a millhand of 9 Dove Street, Saltaire [1908] / a woollen dealer [1911] / employed by John Atkinson & Sons Limited at Watson Mill, Sowerby Bridge

In 1908, he married Alice Torrence [1885-19??] at St Paul's Church, Shipley.


Alice was born in Sowerby Bridge.

She was a woollen feeder [1911]

 

They lived at

  • 42 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

He served in South Africa during the Boer War.

He served in India for 5 years, where he was orderly for the Chaplain, and a member of the Regimental choir.

He was stationed in Ireland.

During World War I, he rejoined his old regiment and he served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to the Front on Shrove Tuesday 1915.

He was wounded in the right side by shrapnel during the Battle for Hill 50 [18th April 1916], and was hospitalised to Chislehurst Hospital, Kent, then Manchester and Liverpool.

After returning home for a few days, he returned to France [July 1915].

He was in hospital with pleurisy, and had recovered by 30th January 1916.

He was killed by a shell which also killed 2 others and injured a fourth man [31st January 1916] (aged 33).

He was buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France [Grave Ref I I 100]

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Bligh, WilliamRef B826
[1806-1852] Born in Norfolk.

He was a Chelsea pensioner [1851].

He married Sarah Rothera [1813-1866].


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1840] who was a folder in a book shop [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1844]
  3. Fanny [1850] who died in infancy & was buried with her  father

They lived at 1 Cripplegate, Halifax [1851].

William died 3rd December 1852 (aged 46).

In 1859, Sarah married (2) John Leeming.

Sarah died 28th June 1866 (aged 53).

William & Sarah were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2733] with Sarah's mother Hannah Rothera [1783-1862] & sister Mary Rothera [1822-1900]

Blight, ErnestRef B1538
[1894-1917] Son of James Blight.

Born in Farsley, Leeds.

Baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross [28th March 1905].

He was a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / a member of Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel / a hatpin maker for jeweller [1911] / employed by Horner's at Mile Cross.

He lived at 10 Fenton Road, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th November 1914], and he served as a Sergeant with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Ripon Military Hospital during an operation for appendicitis and to relieve sepsis from an old wound [5th October 1917] (aged 23).

The Halifax Courier [13th October 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Blight, JamesRef B607
[1855-19??] Born in Shebbear, Devon.

He was a railway passenger guard [1901] / a railway passenger guard G.N.R. [1911].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Alice Burton Harrison [1856-19??] in Doncaster.


Alice was born in Doncaster
 

Children:

  1. William H. [b 1880] who was a brass finisher [1901]
  2. James Edward [b 1883] who was a machine tool maker planer  [1901]
  3. Selina [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  worsted seamer [1911]
  4. Alice / Mary Alice who was a watchmaker's  assistant [1901], a hatpin maker for jeweller [1911]
  5. George [b 1889] who was a half-time errand boy [1901], a  house painter [1911]
  6. Ernest
  7. Florence [b 1896]
  8. Frank [1901-1902]

The family lived in

  • Leeds [1895]
  • Halifax [1897]
  • 32 Highfield Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Fenton Road, Halifax [1911]

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Blind DavidRef B420
The popular name for David Moorhouse, the Halifax town crier in the mid-19th century

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover & David Hanson

Blind Jack of KnaresboroughRef B125

Bliss, Sir ArthurRef B313
[1891-1975] The composer attended a performance of his works by Halifax Choral Society on 18th November 1954

Blocksage, T.Ref B1801
[18??-19??]
Coal and fireclay producer. He owned the mines at
Storth Brick Works, Elland [1896]

Blomley, EdmundRef B773
[1781-1852] Born in Rochdale.

He was Postmaster at Todmorden Post Office [1821] / In January 1841, he was found to have put some mail in an unsealed  bag and was dismissed from the post / landlord of the Golden Lion, Todmorden [1822, 1837, 1852] / a farmer of 48 acres employing 5 men [1851].

On 3rd April 1804, he married (1) Jane Isherwood [1786-1832] at St Chad's Church, Rochdale.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. Sarah [1825-1897] who married John Suthers

On 8th November 1836, he married (2) Sarah Rigg [1786-1846] at Christ Church, Todmorden

On 21st November 1846, he married (3) Ellen Wilson [1799-1871] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Bury, Lancashire
 

They lived at King Street, Langfield [1851].

Edmund died at the Golden Lion [9th April 1852] (aged 71).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,500.

His executor was William Fielden

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Blomley, JamesRef B7360
[1805-1845] Son of Edmund Blomley

On 18th May 1823, he married Mary Scholfield at St Chad's Church, Rochdale.


Mary was the daughter of William Scholfield
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1823-1823] who was buried at Christ Church,  Todmorden [22nd July 1823]
  2. Mary Jane Scholfield [1832-1837] who was buried at Christ  Church, Todmorden [20th February 1837]
  3. Ann [1835-1895] who married her stepbrother James  Parkinson Forrest [1834-1885]

The family went to live in Blackburn where James was an inn keeper.

James died in 1845.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

On 3rd April 1845, Mary married James Forrest [1810-1852] at St John's Church, Blackburn.


James was a widower
 

Mary, James Forrest, James Parkinson Forrest and Ann are all buried at St John's Church, Blackburn

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Blomley, JohnRef B2885
[1816-1883] Son of Edmund Blomley.

Born in Langfield.

He was a solicitor living on King Street, Todmorden [1841] / an attorney at law [1871] / partner in Sellers & Blomley / a solicitor & Registrar of Births & Deaths [1883].

On 31st January 1841, he married Elizabeth Stansfield [1822-1888] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1841-1903]
  2. John Walter [1848-1923] who was a solicitor & Registrar  of Births & Deaths [1883]
  3. Edith [1859-1933]
  4. Thomas William Edmund [1862-1932]
  5. Mary Louisa [1865-1920]

They lived at

  • Willow Bank, Stansfield
  • Stones Villa, Walsden [1883]

John died 17th September 1883.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £437 18/6d

The will was proved by his widow Elizabeth and son John Walter

See Nowell Memorial

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Blondin, CharlesRef B126
[1824-1897] On 23rd August 1861, the French acrobat Blondin - real name Jean François Gravelet – gave a tightrope-walking performance at the Piece Hall, crossing the quadrangle diagonally at a height of 60 ft on a 300 ft long rope. He performed on the rope for 45 minutes. He then repeated the feat with a man strapped to his shoulders. There were around 4,000 spectators in the Piece Hall, and thousands more on Beacon Hill and elsewhere in the town

Bloody FieldRef B437
the most important skirmish of the Civil War was at the top of Halifax Bank where the ground still retains the name of the Bloody Field

St Joseph's Catholic School was built nearby, and cannon balls, horseshoes, and a sword were found during the construction. 19th century maps show Bloody Field on Miss Lister's Road at Godley

Bloody Tongue, NorthowramRef B2892
An apparition which is said to emerge from Boggard Well in the upper Shibden Valley

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The Bloomer familyRef B1880
A wealthy family of weavers. They lived at Bloomergate House, Midgley during the 18th century

Bloomer, AbrahamRef B950
[1859-1898] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler maker [1879, 1881, 1891].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Ellen Crabtree [1860-1921] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax.

She was a worsted twister [1881]

 

Children:

  1. James William [1881-1882]
  2. Walter [b 1882] who was a headed boiler maker [1901]
  3. Bertha [b 1891] who was a millhand twister [1911], and  married Clement Bailey
  4. Ada [b 1893] who was a millhand twister [1911]
  5. Albert

They lived at

  • Trooper Lane, Southowram [1881]
  • 14 Ann Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1901]
  • 7 Swift's Court, Gibbet Street [1911]

Abraham died in 1898 (aged 39).

In 1902, Ellen married Richard Fitzsimons.

They had a child: John Fitzsimons [b 1904]

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Bloomer, AlbertRef B947
[1896-1917] Son of Abraham Bloomer.

He was a mill hand bobbin doffer [1911] / employed by Mr Holmes, engineer, of Lister Lane.

He lived at 7 Swift's Court, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [25th October 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He embarked for Le Havre [9th January 1917].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 3rd May 1917.

The Halifax Courier [19th May 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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Bloomer, CharlesRef B1866
[1864-19??] Born in Luddenden / Midgley.

He was a carter [1891, 1901] / a horsekeeper for the Borough Council [1911].

In 1887, he married Hannah Crowther [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Brearley.

She was a cotton weaver [1901]

 

Child: George

The family lived at

  • 23 Derby Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 15 Every Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 3 Waterside, Todmorden [1911]
  • 3 School House, Water Side, Todmorden [1917]

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Bloomer, GeorgeRef B1093
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1874, he married Elizabeth Ann Hanson [1853-1902] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of
Henry Hanson
 

Elizabeth Ann died 5th April 1902 (aged 48)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1716] with her parents

Bloomer, GeorgeRef B2665
[1860-1888] Landlord of the Railway Hotel, Hebden Bridge [1885].

He died

a painful and sudden death

on 15th February 1888

Bloomer, GeorgeRef B583
[1887-1917] Son of Charles Bloomer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Sunday School of Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden / a member of Prudence of the Vale Lodge of Oddfellows / a member of Bourillion Reform Club, Todmorden / a grocer's assistant [1901, 1911] / employed in the grocery department of the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society, Victoria Road.

On 29th October 1912, he married Sarah Maria Greenwood [1888-1963] at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Castle Street, Todmorden.

Child: Phyllis [b 7th February 1917]

They lived at 1 Fountain Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th July 1916], and he served as a Gunner with the 46th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was sent to France [4th December 1916].

He was killed in action in France [12th September 1917].

The Todmorden & District News [21st September 1917] published an obituary with a photograph.

He was buried at Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II A 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Todmorden Co-operative Society, on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Bourillion Reform Club, Todmorden. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £202 11/6d.

Administration was granted to his widow Sarah Maria.

Sarah Maria was awarded a pension of 18/9d per week

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Bloomer, GreenwoodRef B1662
[1859-1927]
He was a nursery gardener.

On 7th October 1882, he married Annice Horsfall [1856-1921] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1883-1952] who married John Bolton

Bloomer, JonasRef B1876
[1832-1882] Son of Samuel Bloomer.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a spinning overlooker [1860, 1861] / an overlooker in worsted mill [1871] / landlord of the Granby, Luddenden [1871] / landlord of the T' Cat i' th' Well, Luddenden Dean [1879].

On 15th September 1860, he married Hannah Green [1837-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1860] who was a clerk [1881]
  2. Samuel [b 1868] who was a waiter [1881]

They lived at Luddenden [1861].

Jonas died at T' Cat i' th' Well [9th April 1882].

Hannah took over at T' Cat i' th' Well [1882-1885]

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Bloomer, SamuelRef B1877
[1796-18??] He was a weaver [1841].

Around 1826, he married Grace [1801-1???].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1826]
  2. Mary [b 1826]
  3. James [b 1826]
  4. William [b 1829]
  5. Jonas
  6. Thomas [b 1835]
  7. Sarah [b 1837]
  8. Martha [b 1839]
  9. John [b 1841]

The family lived at Great Mount, Wadsworth [1841]

Bloomer, WalterRef B952
[1867-1920] Born in Halifax.

He was a carter [1901] / in Wakefield Prison [1901].

In [Q4] 1888, he married (1) Annie Walsh in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Edward [1889-1966]
  2. Percy [1890-1977]
  3. Walter [b 1899]

On 23rd August 1919, he married (2) Alice Ann [1884-1922] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Alice Ann (née Taylor), was the widow of
John Norcliffe
 

Child: 4. Albert

Albert was adopted by George William Scholey

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Bloomergate House, MidgleyRef B439
Midgley Road. Originally called Woodgate House. It was built in 1673 by Mary and John Lockwood. There are traces of the taking-in door.

The house was bought by the Bloomer family in the 19th century and renamed.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Bloore, CharlesRef B1461
[1884-1918]

In [Q4] 1907, he married Hannah Savory [1884-1956] in Chorlton, Lancashire.

They lived at 5 High Grove Place, Trooper Lane, Southowram.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Sergeant with the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 24th July 1918 (aged 34).

He was buried at Locre No.10 Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref A 14]

Blosse, Rev H. J.Ref B1310
[18??-19??]
BD.

Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1932-1936].

He resigned in 1936 and moved to County Durham

Blue-backRef B569
The Rawdon family of Callis Mill issued their own banknotes. These were guinea notes and 5/- cards printed in blue ink and were called blue-backs

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Blue Ball Bridge, Dean CloughRef B533
Road bridge where Bowling Dyke crosses the Hebble, near Fearnley Mill, to join Old Lane.

The Blue Ball was near

Blue Ball House, BlackshawheadRef B736
Badger Lane. Built around the mid-19th century and formerly the Blue Ball pub.

It is now 2 private dwellings

Blue Bell Farm, SowerbyRef B1245
The property was advertised for Sale by Auction [July 1854] as containing 6 acres 2 rood 16 perch land and with seven cottages in the occupation of William Sutcliffe

See Blue Bell, Sowerby

Blue Bell Lane Farm, CornholmeRef B2959
Blue Bell Lane. Built around 1830

Blue Bell Lodge, Mill BankRef B766
Lower Mill Bank Road. Early 19th century mill building. It is now a house

Blue Coat School & AlmshousesRef B401

Blue JacketsRef B232
Popular name for the West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry

The Blue Pig, InchfieldRef B4800
A later name for Knowsley, Walsden

The Blue Pig, MidgeholeRef B3051
See Midgehole Working Men's Club

Blue PlaquesRef B2802
Calderdale Council has erected blue plaques to commemorate several famous people and landmarks:

Blue SoxRef B379

Blunt, ArthurRef B368
[1891-1917] Illegitimate son of Clara Blunt, and stepson of Joseph Pickles.

Born in Halifax [Q1 1891].

He was a carpet printer at Dean Clough [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [9th April 1917] (aged 26).

The Halifax Courier [12th May 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

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Blunt, ClaraRef B1790
[1873-1952] Daughter of Ellen Blunt.

Born in Halifax.

She had an illegitimate son Arthur Blunt [b 1891].

She was a carpet filler in printing works [1891] / a carpet printer [1901] / a worsted winder [1911].

In 1895, she married Joseph Pickles in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Albert Street, Haley Hill, Halifax

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Blunt, EllenRef B1795
[1846-1???] Born in Ireland.

She was a carpet filler in printing works [1891]

In 1891, She was listed as single, living 1 Albert Gallery, Northowram with daughter Clara Blunt, son George Blunt [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], and grandson Arthur Blunt

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Blythman, JasperRef B604
[15??-16??] He was the second husband of Judith Farrer.

He married Judith Hanson, widow of William Dean.

Children:

  1. Mary [d 1631] who married Gilbert Dean

Blythman, WilliamRef B1504
[16??-16??]
Halifax land-owner. He supported the
Royalist cause during the Civil War and paid £508 10/- fines

Blyton, William JosephRef B1258
[1887-19??] Born in Manchester. He became a journalist in Halifax. He wrote several books about country life, including

  • The Witness from Outside: Excerpts on Roman Catholicism  from Protestant writers [1924]
  • The law of self-sacrifice in nature, man and God [1930]
  • The Modern Adventure: Essays [1930]
  • Gale warning: A novel [1931]
  • Country airs [1935]
  • The rolling year: A farmer's log with illustrations by  Raymond Sheppard [1936]
  • English cavalcade: Descriptive passages on English scenes  by famous authors, interwoven with narrative; illustrated by the  author and Raymond Sheppard (with a map) [1937]
  • Arrows of desire: Suggestions for the security of Britain  [1938]
  • We are observed a mirror to English character [1938]
  • Anglo-German future [1939]
  • Landfalls and windfalls a personal record (With plates,  including portraits, and illustrations) [1940]
  • To happier days [1941]
  • Cakes, ale and virtue: A modern's testament [1944?]
  • So you're going farming! [1946]

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Boai, MichaelRef B2365
[18??-18??]
Musician and performer. On 12th December 1833, he played music on his chin at a concert at the
Old Assembly Rooms, Halifax

Boal, Alexander BlackwoodRef B2328
[1839-18??] Son of James Boal.

Born in Newtownards, Ireland.

He was a boot and shoe merchant at 29 Cross Hills, Halifax, and 96 Northgate, Halifax [1864].

On 3rd December 1863, he married Julia Wainhouse at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Julia was the daughter of Thomas Wainhouse
 

Children:

  1. Pauline Jane Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1865]
  2. Alexander [b 1867]
  3. Thomas Wainhouse (Boal) [1869-1870]
  4. Thomas Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1871]
  5. Mabel Agnes Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1875]

He lived at Savile Mount [1874].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4518]

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Boam, EricRef B908
[1917-1941]
Son of Jane & Thomas Boam.

He married Frances.

They lived at Walsden.

During World War II, he served with the Leicestershire Regiment.

He died 20th May 1941 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [Grave Ref Face 5], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Boardall, AbrahamRef B1910
[1825-1886] (Possibly) son of William Boardall.

Born in Midgley.

He was a warehouseman [1851] / a carpet weaver [1861] / an overlooker [1863] / a carpet weaver [1871, 1881].

Around [Q4] 1850, he married (1) Mary Helliwell [1826-1863] in Bradford.


Mary was born in Erringden
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Albert [1863] who died in infancy

Mary died in Halifax [13th April 1863].

In [Q2] 1869, he married (2) Martha Ann Spruce [1837-1881] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1870] a Brussels carpet weaver [1891]
  2. Fred [b 1871]a Brussels carpet creeler [1891]
  3. Alice
  4. Edward

They lived at

  • West End Street, Bradford [1851]
  • Lower Pond, Warley [1861]
  • 35 Parliament Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1851] was Mary's mother Grace Helliwell [b Erringden 1796].

Abraham died in Halifax [14th June 1886] (aged 61) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3030]

Boardall, AliceRef B1925
[1873-1936] Daughter of Abraham Boardall.

Born in Halifax.

She was a worsted coating mender [1891, 1911].

She never married.

She had a daughter Doris [1895-1945]; father unknown.


Doris was born in Halifax.

She was an underclothing machinist [1911]

 

They lived at 35 Parliament Street, Halifax [1901, 1911].

In 1901, they were living with Alice's brother Edward Boardall.

Alice died 22nd January 1936 (aged 63).

Doris died 26th December 1945 (aged 50).

They both died in Halifax and were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3030]

Boardall, Edgar AthelstanRef B463
[1896-1915] Son of Fred Boardall.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School / an office boy [1911] / an employee of Siddall & Hilton Limited / in business as a perambulator dealer in Blackpool.

During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914 and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).

3 of his cousins – including George Bentley & Arthur Bentley – were also serving.

He went out to the Dardanelles [June 1915].

He was wounded [August 1915], and went to Alexandria to recuperate.

He had been back in the Dardanelles when he was again wounded.

He died at St Elmo Hospital, Malta, from the wounds [1st December 1915] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [4th December 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta [Grave Ref D X 1].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

His cousins Edmund, George & Arthur Bentley also died in the War.

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Boardall, EdwardRef B1926
[1877-1957] Son of Abraham Boardall.

Born in Halifax.

He was a Brussels carpet helper [1891] / a wood-working machine maker [1901] / an engineer's iron planer [1911].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Dorothy Ann Coates [1880-19??] in Halifax.


Dorothy Ann was born in Durham
 

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1908]
  2. Herman [b 1910]

They lived at

Living with him [in 1901] were sister Alice Boardall & her daughter Doris.

Edward died in Brighouse [Q2 1957] (aged 80) 

Boardall, FredRef B461
[1871-19??] Born in Midgley.

He was secretary of a limited worsted & woollen company [1901] / commercial clerk for woollen manufacturer [1911] / an employee of James Clay & Sons Limited.

In 1895, he married Annie Bentley in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax, the daughter of Samuel Bentley
 

Children:

  1. Edgar Athelstan
  2. Percy [b 1900]
  3. Harry [b 1902]

They lived at

  • 8 Belmont Terrace, Luddendenfoot [1901]
  • Highfield House, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • Glen Lea, Sowerby Bridge [1915]

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Boardall, John WilliamRef B1913
[1852-1903] Son of Abraham Boardall.

Born in Bradford.

He was a wood turner [1881] / a cabinet wood turner [1891].

In [Q3] 1876, he married Sarah Cooper [1852-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Drighlington.

She was a weaver [1881] / a worsted coating weaver [1891]

 

They lived at

  • 22 Handel Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 29 Hope Street, Halifax [1891]

John William died 30th May 1903 (aged 51), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2620] with William Boardall (? his grandfather) 

Boardall, WilliamRef B722
[1792-1825]

He married Elizabeth [1790-1867].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1816-1900] who was buried with her parents
  2. (possibly) Abraham

William died 11th April 1825 (aged 33).

Elizabeth died 25th March 1867 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2620] with grandson (?) John William Boardall

Boardman, JohnRef B1528
[1792-1825]
Of Lindwell, Greetland.

He died 9th December 1825 (aged 33).

He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J19]

Bob Hall, LightcliffeRef B88
A group of cottages. A pack of hounds was kept here.

The Bob Hall golf house at Halifax Golf Club was built on the site

Bob o' LanksRef B1145

Bobbin, TimRef B1073
Pen-name of poet John Collier

Bochen, IwanRef B1024
[1920-1955] Driller & shot firer at Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden.

He died during the construction of the Reservoir

Bocklet, R.Ref B2925
[18??-19??]
Dentist at
Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden [1912]

Bockwith, Rev George LangtonRef B1669
[187?-18??]
Curate at
Elland [187?]

Boddy's Building Turkish BathsRef B1983
Opened by Joshua Waddington at Boddy's Buildings, Halifax in 1858

Boddy, GeorgeRef B8100
[1831-1???] Brother of John Boddy.

He worked in his brother's grocer business.

Some time before September 1850, he became involved with a prostitute called Greenwood who lived in New Bank and instigated him to robbery. He was accused of stealing 10 or 11 watches from jeweller Frank Hebden

Boddy, JohnRef B1109
[1819-1???] Born in Grewelthorpe.

He was a local grocer at Northgate, Halifax, and a property owner / a master grocer, chemist & druggist employing 15 journeyman  apprentices [1851] / a grocer [1861].

His brother George Boddy worked for him.

An undated newspaper cutting recorded


Mr J. Boddy, a grocer of Northgate, was returning to his shop when he met a young lad named Thomas Sutcliffe rolling a barrel of treacle before him.

The barrel was just like the one he had left at his shop door. He was handed over to the police.

Sutcliffe had only been released from prison seven weeks before after serving 12 months for a former felony.

He was committed to take trial at the approaching sessions

 

In 1853, Boddy had houses built in Holden Street, Halifax.

In 1856, he built Boddy's Buildings, Halifax.

Around 1848, he married Mary [1819-1???].


Mary was born in Otley
 

Children:

  1. James H. [b 1848]

They lived at

  • 37 Cross Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • Northgate, Halifax [1861]

In 1851, the following apprentices were working for John and living with the family

  • George Booth [b 1835]
  • James Ellis [b 1832]
  • Robert Emmit [b 1834]
  • Robert Fox [b 1834]
  • Haigh C. Gledhill [b 1834]
  • William Hartley [b 1831]
  • William Waite [b 1833]

Boden, JohnRef B1752
[18??-19??] He was A toll keeper on the Rochdale Canal.

He was a regular visitor to the Golden Lion, Todmorden, and applied for the licence when Mrs Ratcliff left the pub [1907].

He married Sarah.

Child: Dorothy

In 1914, they moved to the Rose & Crown, Stalybridge

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Bodger, EricRef B945
[1891-1961] Son of George Bodger.

Born in Beverley [7th March 1891].

He was brewery clerk at Samuel Webster's Brewery [1911].

In 1918, he married Edith Mary Balmforth [1895-1961] in Halifax.


Edith Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Joan [b 1921]
  2. Mary [b 1923]

Eric died in Halifax in 1861

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Bodger, Frances WhiteRef B831
[1889-1962] Son of George Bodger.

Born in Beverley [19th September 1889]

He was assistant brewer at Samuel Webster's Brewery [1911] / head brewer [after his father's death 1923].

On 13th June 1918, he married Sylvia May Garnett in Halifax.


Sylvia May was born in Halifax [2nd May 1896]
 

Child: George Duncan Bodger [1924-1992]

Frances died in Halifax [1st January 1962].

Sylvia May died in Halifax [16th September 1978]

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Bodger, GeorgeRef B823
[1847-1923] Born in Heeley, South Yorkshire.

He was head brewer at Samuel Webster's Brewery.

On 9th November 1885, he married Rose White [1860-1960] in Beverley.


Rose was born in Bowling, West Yorkshire [24th May 1860]
 

Children:

  1. Frances White
  2. Eric

George died in Halifax [15th December 1923].

After his death, son Frances took over as Head Brewer at Webster's brewery.

Rose died in Halifax [9th December 1960] (aged 100).

The family lived in Buckley Gate, Ovenden [1911]

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Body, Rev A. B. R.Ref B1198
[18??-19??]
Curate at
Elland [1895-1900]

Bog Eggs, Old TownRef B110
A farmstead at Wadsworth and an area of Wadsworth Moor.

Ogden suggests that the name means bog witches, that is, bog hex.

See Jack at Bog Eggs and Joan at Bog Eggs

BogdenRef B131
Village in the Ryburn valley which was inundated when the Ryburn reservoir / Bogden Clough Reservoir was constructed in 1925 / 1933.

See Bogden Clough, Bogden Woods, Rishworth and the poem by Whiteley Lumb

Bogden BridgeRef B505
Stone bridge across Bogden Clough.

(Probably) a packhorse bridge.

Known locally as Roman Bridge.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Bogden CloughRef B3046
Stream which flowed into the Ryburn.

See Bogden Bridge, Bogden and Bogden Clough Reservoir

Bogden Clough ReservoirRef B1170
Aka Ryburn Reservoir

Bogden, Sowerby BridgeRef B79
Popular name for an area of slum housing – including Broad Street, Stansfield Court and Woods Court – which stood in the Sowerby Street area at the West End of Sowerby Bridge. This was one of the first such areas to be cleared in the 1920s/1930s. Many of the residents were housed on the Beechwood housing estate

Bogden Woods, RishworthRef B2718
Local beauty spot near Bogden

Boggard House, MidgleyRef B3498

Boggard House, PellonRef B377
Hanson Lane.

A doorway was inscribed 1779 IMB

This is discussed in the book Sketches of Old Halifax

Boggard Well, NorthowramRef B2893
A well in the upper Shibden Valley, towards Queensbury

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Boggart's Grave, OgdenRef B423
A holy well on Ogden Water Nature Reserve. The water produces air bubbles as it surfaces

Boggart House, CromwellbottomRef B1512
Ashday Lane.

This was the gatehouse to Ashday Hall.

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Boggart House, MidgleyRef B272
Name given to Ellen Royde which was supposed to be haunted.

The Boggart Chair stone in the garden of the house is a said to have been worn smooth by the boggarts waiting to enter the house

Boggart StonesRef B80
A small, rocky outcrop just south of Widdop Reservoir. It is said that a mischievous boggart who lived here used to torment walkers

Boggis, Mason HaroldRef B1338
[1889-1917] Son of Samuel Boggis.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

In 1915, he married Eliza Oldfield [1888-1968] in Todmorden.


Eliza was born in Chorlton
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 7 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge
  • 8 Bank Buildings, Hawksclough [1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [30th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 48-50 & 162A].

In his will, Mason left an estate valued at £279 5/6d to Eliza

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Boggis, SamuelRef B1339
[1861-1894] Born in Lincolnshire.

He was a fustian cutter [1883].

In 1883, he married Emily Stansfield [1863-1927] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. John Edwin [1883-1939]
  2. Mary Hannah [1885-1961]
  3. Mason Harold

The children were born in Hebden Bridge

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Boggitt, Thomas RevRef B1621
[18??-1880]
A native of Malton. He trained at Nottingham Institute before becoming Minister at
Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [February 1877]

Bois, Dr JohnRef B132
[1560-1???] Halifax-born Greek and Hebrew scholar who translated sections of the Old Testament.

Son of William Bois

Bois, WilliamRef B281
[1???-15??] Born in Halifax.

Clergyman, singer and musician. He was educated at Cambridge. He was a Greek and Hebrew scholar.

He was a Protestant and became a farmer at Hadley, Suffolk during the reign of Queen Mary. On the accession of Elizabeth I, he returned to the church.

He married Mirabel Poolye.


Mirabel, of Hadley, Suffolk, was

A gentlewoman of good family

She encouraged William to enter the church

 

Child: John

He died aged 68

Boland, ArthurRef B1063
[1???-191?]

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Boland, Patrick JosephRef B1390
[1885-1915]
Or John Patrick.

Son of Patrick Boland of Hipperholme.

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

He died 2nd December 1915 (aged 30).

He was buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref I D 22].

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

The Bold familyRef B1911
Richard Bold of Lancaster moved to the district when he married Elizabeth Horton.

The family acquired much land and property in Barkisland – see Barkisland Old Hall

Bold Hall, BarkislandRef B2373
Recorded in 1861, when

Owners and tenants have included

Bold, JohnRef B1828
[1???-18??] Cotton spinner at Grove Mills, Ovenden [1840]

Bold, PeterRef B138
[16??-17??] Built Ovenden House around 1727

Bold, PeterRef B512
[17??-18??] Or Bould.

Of Ovenden House.

He was a cotton spinner and fustian manufacturer at Grove Mills [1818-1840].

He was churchwarden at Illingworth Church [1817].

In 1818, he was one of the founders of a Sunday School at Ovenden.

He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Ovenden [1835].

In August 1843, Peter Bould, cotton spinner of Ovenden, was listed as insolvent and paying dividends of 1/6d in the pound

Bold, RichardRef B1492
[16??-17??] Of Bold, Lancashire.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Horton.

The marriage brought the Bold family to the district.

There is a monument to Elizabeth & her sisters in St Mary's Church, Mirfield

Boler, EwartRef B1653
[1925-1945] Son of Herbert Ewart Boler. of 36 Huddersfield Road, Elland.

He was educated at South Lane School, Elland / a Salvationist.

During World War II, he enlisted [1943] and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in Burma [25th March 1945].

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 20 B 19].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

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Boler, Herbert EwartRef B1215
[1880-1954]

In 1921, he married Eleanor


Eleanor was the widow of
Willie Holmes
 

Child: Ewart

They lived at 36 Huddersfield Road, Elland.

Eleanor died in 1950.

She was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel with her first husband

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Bolland, WilliamRef B509
[17??-1???]
Bought
The Castle in 1774. He established a public reading room

Bolland, WilliamRef B1167
[17??-18??]
A Halifax brass founder.

In 1780, he, John Emmett and Thomas Holden set up a blast-furnace and foundry at Birkenshaw. They produced iron and possibly steel castings

Bollard, JohnRef B545
[1???-16??]
Aka Bolland.
Clockmaker who made the clock for Elland Parish Church in 1671

Bolling, ElizabethRef B1039
[17??-1762] Of Ilkley. She inherited considerable property in Ilkley, Bradford and Burley-in-Wharfedale from her grandfather, Edward Bolling.

She married William Prescott

Bolmer, GeorgeRef B2993
[1805-1???] Landlord of the White Horse, Luddendenfoot [1851, 1853].

He married Nancy.

Child: John

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Bolmer, JohnRef B2994
[1828-1???] Son of George Bolmer.

He married Harriet.

Child: George Frederick [b 1850]

They lived at Spring Gardens next door to the White Horse where John's father was landlord

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Bolton ...Ref B89
The entries for people & families with the surname Bolton are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Bolton & SutcliffeRef B2541
Grocers at Hebden Bridge.

Partners included J. Bolton and W. Sutcliffe.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1819

Bolton Brow Amateur Dramatic SocietyRef B676
Sowerby Bridge

Bolton Brow Band of HopeRef B801
Recorded on 29th November 1902, when Rev T. H. Kirkness presided at a meeting

Bolton Brow Co-Op, Sowerby BridgeRef B3242
A branch of the Ripponden Co-operative Society Limited was opened in 1842

Bolton Brow Industrial & Provident Co-operative SocietyRef B2125
Recorded in 1863

Bolton Brow Literary Society, Sowerby BridgeRef B785
Recorded in December 1902, when Rev T. H. Kirkness was returning officer at an election of members

Bolton Brow Manufacturing Company LimitedRef B2092
They had business at Clough Mill, Sowerby Bridge. The company was registered in September 1873

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Bolton Brow, Sowerby BridgeRef B323
Area of Sowerby Bridge.

See Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge, Lower Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bolton Brow

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Bolton Brow Working Men's Club & InstituteRef B2096
Established in 1877/8. The club was formed at the first meeting in November 1877.

On 17th December 1877, a cottage was acquired in Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge.

A library was set up and the African explorer, Henry Morton Stanley was invited to give a lecture to raise funds.

By 1898, the club had 386 members.

Recorded in January 1906, when J. A. Crowther was President.

In 19??, it became the Sowerby Bridge Working Men's Club.

See Herbert Ambler Sutcliffe, Daniel Luty, Savings Clubs and Albert Sutcliffe

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Bolton House, SouthowramRef B1759
Bolton Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

See Bolton Lodge, Southowram

Bolton Lodge, SouthowramRef B3207
1 Marsh Lane / Bolton Lane.

Built in the 1931 by Herbert Mellor as a wedding present for his son William. Herbert designed and built the house on his own land and using stone from their own quarry. It has been suggested that the architect may have been J. F. Walsh.

Owners and tenants have included

See Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel New Graveyard and Bolton House, Southowram

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Bolton Unity Friendly SocietyRef B2622
In 1915, Norris Rhodes is recorded as a member of the Bolton Unity at Shelf

Recorded in 1939, when they were at Albany Chambers, Halifax.

Bombs & bombingRef B2804

Bond & FawcettRef B2932
Originally R. Bond & Son. Retailers of flags, banners and bunting at 10 Cow Green, Halifax and at York [1900]

Bond, Rev B.Ref B1904
[18??-1???] Minister at Range Bank School, Halifax.

Recorded in 1869, when he resigned and moved to Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Bond, BenjaminRef B837
[1834-1???] Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

He was an independent minister [1861].

In [Q2] 1854, he married Priscilla Broadhurst [1835-1859] in Macclesfield. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1856]
  2. Priscilla [b 1859]

They lived at Range Bank, Halifax [1861].

Priscilla died (possibly of perinatal complications) [27th November 1859] (aged 24)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2248]

Bond, Dr Frederick FieldingRef B861
[1861-1942] MD, MB, CM, DPH, FRSTMH.

Born in Accrington.

He qualified at Edinburgh [1886].

He was assistant to Dr Brindley at Church Lane, Brighouse / Captain with the RAMC / Medical Officer of Health Rastrick / in partnership with Dr Bogdan Edward Jastrzębski Edwards in  Brighouse [1887] / Superintendent at Brighouse Smallpox Hospital [1892] / with the Local Government Medical Service [1895] / Medical Officer of Health for Fixby and the Rastrick Local Board  [1905] / one of the founders of the branch of St John's Ambulance Brigade in Brighouse / Surgeon to the Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary / Surgeon with the African Steamship Company.

In 1892, he engaged a locum to look after his practice while he and his wife worked in the newly-established Clifton Isolation Hospital during the smallpox outbreak in the district.

In 1885, he married Mary Emma Dixon [1862-1951] in Halifax.


Mary Emma was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Mary [1886-11th November 1971] who was one of  the first health visitors in Brighouse, & married [Rastrick 14th  September 1921] Walter Waddell Carlow, surgeon
  2. Frederick William [1890-6th January 1943] who was a  mechanical engineer [1911] & married Annie T H Hird
  3. Richard Edwin [1893-10th March 1969] who married [Halifax  1918] Estelle E Baldwin

They lived at

  • 14 Southgate, Halifax [1885]
  • Rastrick [1890]
  • Thorncliffe, Rastrick [1895-1925]
  • Falaba, South Hayling, Hampshire [1930]
  • Thorns, Hayling Island, Hampshire [1935]
  • 2 Mount Crescent, Malton [1940-1942]
  • 25 Walker Street, Edinburgh [1951]

Bond Street, Lightcliffe was named for him

Frederick died 8th February 1942 (aged 80) 

Mary Emma died 21st April 1951

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Bond, Rev JamesRef B3272
[1780-1856] Born in Kendal, Westmorland. He moved to Midgley.

He was a papermaker at Midgley [1801] / pastor at Clayton West Independent Chapel [1823-1825] / minister and schoolmaster at Marsden [1825-1848].

On 3rd May 1801, he married Ann Butterfield [1776-18??] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

They lived at The Vicarage, Midgley

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Bond, JamesRef B2647
[18??-19??] Born in Preston.

He was landlord of the Globe, Rastrick [1887, 1894, 1896].

He married Mary E. Cockcroft [1855-19??].


Mary came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1879]
  2. Annie [b 1882]
  3. James
  4. Harry [b 1888]

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Bond, JamesRef B25
[1885-1938] Son of James Bond, caretaker.

Born in Mirfield.

He was landlord of a mason of 19 Rastrick Common [1910] / the Duke of York, Rastrick [31st October 1919 until the pub  closed 24th December 1927] / the Malt Shovel, Brighouse [1929].

On 10th March 1910, he married Emily Garfitt [1888-19??] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick


Emily, of 9 Cliffe Road, Rastrick, was the daughter of Richard Garfitt
 

Child: Stanley [1911-1987]

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Bond's: R. Bond & SonRef B2933
Retailers of flags, banners and bunting in Halifax. The business became Bond & Fawcett

Bond, RichardRef B1867
[1868-19??] Born in Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

He was a labourer [1891] / a farmer [1901].

In 1890, he married Rachel Harvey [1872-19??] in Uttoxeter.


Rachel was born in Smallthorne, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1891] who was a calico weaver [1911]
  2. Richard Henry [b 1893]
  3. William
  4. Colin [b 1897] who was a roving frame doffer [1911]
  5. J. E. Harvey [b 1907]
  6. Vincent [b 1909]
  7. Wilfred [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • Church Street, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire (with  Richard's widowed grandmother Harriet Wood [b 1825]) [1891]
  • Heys Farm, Oxenhope, Keighley [1901]
  • Mankinholes Farm, Todmorden [1911]

Richard is not recorded in 1911, and may already be in Canada.

On 28th September 1912, Rachel & the children – Alice, William, Colin, Harry, Vincent, and Wilfred - left Liverpool, heading for Quebec, Canada

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Bond, WillRef B619
[1894-1918] Son of Richard Bond.

Born in Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire [21st December 1894].

He was a farm labourer [1911] / a clerk [1912] / a farmer in LaFleche, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In 1912, he and his family emigrated to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force [March 1916] and served as a Private with the 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 25th July 1918.

He was buried at Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VI D 26].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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BondinaRef B526
The company became Freudenberg Nonwovens

Bone, Rev Trevor HubertRef B1312
[1925-19??] He served at Harrogate and at Leeds Parish Church before becoming Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1961]. In 1969, he was appointed vicar at Barnsley

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Bonegate, BrighouseRef B104

Bonegate Cottage, BrighouseRef B214
2 Bonegate.

Part of the estate of Bonegate Hall which stood opposite the Hall.

Owners and tenants have included

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Bonegate Hall, BrighouseRef B136
Aka Bonegate, Bonegate House. Built in 1635 by Henry Brighouse. Owners and tenants have included

Bonegate Cottage and Brooklands were nearby

Bonegate Toll BoothRef B93
Bonegate Bar on the Bradford & Huddersfield Turnpike is mentioned in 1851. It stood at the foot of Bonegate, Brighouse. It was demolished in 18??

Bonnar, E. W.Ref B2692
[18??-19??]
Minister recorded when he performed a burial at
Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1938]

Bonner, HerbertRef B1034
[1883-1914]
Son of Martha & George Bonner, of 3 Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden.

Born in Hitchin.

He lived at 10 Aspinall Street East, Siddal.

He was a regular soldier with 16 years' service.

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

He was killed at Zonnebeke [7th November 1914] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 8], and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Bonnett, William JohnRef B187
[1882-1907] A toffee boiler at Mackintosh's Kingston Confectionery Works, Halifax.

He was a member of Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel and a teacher at the Sunday School.

He never married.

On 21st February 1907, he was one of 144 people who were killed when the SS Berlin was wrecked off the Hook of Holland.

John Mackintosh had sailed across on the previous night

Bonney, EmmaRef B1411
[1866-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with John Greenwood [1881]

Bonsall, JamesRef B8170
[1881-19??] Born in Keighley.

He was landlord of the Friendly, Todmorden [1911].

In [Q3] 1902, he married Margaret Mary Yates from Preston, in Burnley.

Children:

  1. twins Philomena [b 1903]
  2. George Leo [b 1903]

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Ellen Yates [b 1842]

Bonser, EdwardRef B2329
[18??-18??] Tea and coffee merchant at 14 Southgate, Halifax [1874].

An advertisement for the business in 1872 announced

New Season's Teas
EDWARD BONSER,
14, Southgate, Halifax.
Ex-Steamers "Agamemnon" "Deccan" "Malacca" and "Achilles" via Suez Canal.
and a SYRUPY CONGOU at 2s per pound

E. Bonser, Proprietor; S. Leonard, Manager

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Bonser, Sir John WinfieldRef B2875
[1847-1914] Son of Rev John Bonser.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1859-1866] / a barrister / Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements / Singapore [1893] / a Privy Councillor [1901].

Boocock ...Ref B1485
The entries for people & families with the surname Boocock are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Boocock's CharityRef B2576
Of Halifax. Recorded in February 1839, when a meeting of the Trustees

of the late Mr Boocock's charity

elected George Edwards to replace the late William Emmet

Boocock's: W. H. Boocock & SonRef B2088
Halifax legal firm established by William Henry Boocock.

They were at Black Swan Passage, Halifax, Imperial Chambers, Halifax [1907], and Provincial Bank Chambers, Halifax [1936].

See Herbert Boocock, James Naylor and Robert Sutcliffe Naylor

Booker, Rev WilliamRef B901
[1830-1903] MA.

Born in Leeds.

He was curate at Burnley before becoming Curate at Halifax [1858, 1861] and Vicar of Brighouse [November 1862-1890].

They lived at 14 Ward's End, Halifax [1861].

When Rev Joseph Birch left Brighouse, it was proposed to appoint Rev T. H. Flynn to the post, but Rev Charles Musgrave offered the living to Rev Booker.


It is said that Rev Booker was offered the living at Heptonstall and when visiting the district prior to accepting the offer, he arrived at Hebden Bridge station and asked a porter for directions to Heptonstall. When the porter pointed upwards, Rev Booker turned and took the train back to Halifax, abandoning the offer.
 

On 17th June 1873, he married Margaret Ann Urquhart [18??-1880] at Chapel Allerton.


Margaret Ann was the daughter of Rev J. Urquhart incumbent of Chapel Allerton
 

He resigned in 1890 and went to live in Leeds.

He died at Ivy House, Chapeltown, Leeds [September 1903]

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BooksellersRef B2803

Boord, Henry JohnRef B2216
[1???-1848]
Stuff manufacturer. Partner in
McCrea & Boord. He lived at Darcy Hill, Skircoat [1845]. He died at Newton Abbot

Boosey, Albert EdwardRef B1114
[18??-1918] He was a conductor for the Halifax Tramways Company.

He married Beatrice Alice Walker [1886-1949] in Halifax.

They lived at 22 Broad Tree Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917] and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1918.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Boot's Cash Chemists LimitedRef B3016
National chain of pharmacies established in 1849 by John Boot. They were at Old Market, Halifax [1936] and Southgate.

In 1968, the Boots Pure Drug Company acquired Timothy Whites & Taylors Limited

Boote, JamesRef B2655
[18??-19??] Costumier and furrier &c at 10 Old Market, Halifax [1900, 1903]

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Booth ...Ref B64
The entries for people & families with the surname Booth are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

BoothRef B82
District to the north-west of Halifax, south of Wainstalls and north of Luddenden and Midgley.

The first meeting house opened here in 1761 with James Oldfield as one of its precentors.

The imposing Booth Congregational Church was built here in 1869.

See Luddenden Valley Railway

Booth & OgdenRef B2067
Formerly Brook & Booth. Partners included John Brook Booth and Joseph Ogden.

Brewers at Red Cross Brewery, Rastrick [1874].

The partnership was dissolved in June 1881.

The business was acquired by James William Prynn and became Prynn & Company [1881]

Booth Bridge, RishworthRef B105
Stands below the wall of what was the dam for Booth Bridge Mill

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Booth BrothersRef B144
Cotton doublers and warp makers established by William and Lister Booth at Grove Mills, Brighouse.

The partnership ended in 1892.

William started his own cotton doubling and warp making business in a shed attached to Mill Royd Mill.

Lister established Lister Booth & Company Limited at Grove Mills

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Booth Cricket ClubRef B3083

See Ronald Hawley Murgatroyd

Booth Dean Beck, RishworthRef B887

On 26th November 1881, John Kenworthy, his wife and daughter, drowned in the Beck after calling at the Derby Bar, Rishworth

Booth Dean Bridge, RishworthRef B713
A single-arch stone bridge which carries the road across the valley to Ripponden and Ringstone Reservoir

Booth Dean Clough, BarkislandRef B2440
Aka Booth Wood Stream. Stream which is a part of the boundary between Rishworth and Barkisland. It is a major tributary which joins the Ryburn at Rishworth.

Booth Wood Reservoir is on the clough.

See Holme House Bridge, Barkisland

Booth Dean ReservoirsRef B1859
See Lower Booth Dean Reservoir and Upper Booth Dean Reservoir

Booth Dean Spring, RishworthRef B1751
A mineral spring. Near the Rocking Stone, Rishworth

Booth's: E. & G. BoothRef B661
Woollen manufacturers at West Vale.

Partners included Ephraim Booth and George Booth.

In May 1869, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Booth's: Ernest Booth & CompanyRef B2656
A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Public Decorators: 10 Southgate, Halifax

Furnishing Warehouse: Trinity Road, Halifax

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Booth's: George Booth & CompanyRef B2149
Machine tool makers at Arundel Street, Halifax [1905]

Booth House, LuddendenfootRef B396
Blackwood Hall area. Mid 18th century property.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Booth's: J. Booth & SonRef B2060
Shoddy manufacturers established by Joseph Booth at Burrwood Mill, Stainland [1905]

Booth's: J. H. Booth & SonRef B2689
Dairy farmers at Holywell Green Farm

Booth's: J. R. Booth OrchestraRef B588
Recorded around 1900 in Brighouse

Booth's: James Booth & SonRef B2079
Worsted spinners and woollen fancy manufacturers established at Ovenden in 1876 by James Booth.

Their products included

  • Gloves & hosiery
  • Knitted fabrics & serges [1897]

From 1880, they had business at Lee Mills, Halifax.

They subsequently had other premises at Huddersfield, Bradford and Bread Street, London.

In the 1880s, the company name was changed to James Booth.

In 1890, they employed over 1000 workers and operated 2,500 spindles and 180 looms.

In February 1890, when James Booth was Mayor of Halifax, the firm were ordered to pay £29 10/- for causing 12 women and young persons to work after hours at their Netherton Mill, Holmfield. The manager accepted responsibility.

The Halifax Guardian [26th May 1894] advertised


Sale by Auction 13th June 1894

Lee Mills, LEE BRIDGE, Halifax, on instructions from James Booth, Esq., who is giving up Spinning & Weaving.

MACHINERY for SPINNING & WARPING, WINDING &c

 

On 23rd December 1897, there was a serious fire at their Lee Bridge Mill

Booth's: John Booth & SonRef B8290
Iron founders at Chapel Field Foundry, Ripponden.

Established by John Booth.

The foundry was acquired by H. Downs & Son of Huddersfield [1986]

The business moved to Huddersfield [2005]

Booth, RishworthRef B1067
The house is mentioned in 1372 Owners and tenants have included

About 1750, the Booth estate was divided.

In 1773, the estate was transferred to Elkanah Hoyle and John Hoyle of High Moss.

See Queen at the Booth, Upper Booth, Rishworth and Booth

Booth Stead, WarleyRef B907
See Boothsteads Farm, Warley

Booth TownRef B2

Booth Town CharityRef B692
Established by the Hall family to keep a school at Boothtown House for
the teaching of 5 poor boys and 5 poor girls

See Jeremiah Hall Charity

Booth WoodRef B141
Area of Calderdale near Rishworth

See Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth, Booth Wood Reservoir, Booth Wood, Rishworth and Booth Wood Wesleyan Chapel

Booth Wood BridgeRef B3032

Booth Wood ReservoirRef B1853
Rishworth.

The reservoir was the last of 3 – Baiting, Ryburn and Booth Wood – to be built to supply the Wakefield area. It was built on Booth Dean Clough, a short distance from the former Booth Wood Mill. in 1966 at a cost of £2 million, and opened in 1971.

It originally supplied 2,540,000 gallons of water per day.

This is the reservoir that you can see to the north as you drive along the M62. Scammonden Dam is to the south of the motorway.

In 1995, water was pumped from the reservoir to relieve Baitings Reservoir

See Spa Clough Reservoir, Rishworth

Booth Wood StreamRef B1736
Aka Booth Dean Clough

Boothe, MrRef B1137
[1???-16??]
Curate at
Heptonstall [1644]

The BoothesRef B610
Property owned by Thomas Fourness [1480]


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about what or where this was?

 

Boothes, William of theRef B1222
[12??-13??]
He rented
Shibden Mill [1307]

Boothman ...Ref B137
The entries for people & families with the surname Boothman are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Boothroyd & RossRef B2864
Wine and brandy merchants at North Bridge, Halifax [1809]

Boothroyd, ArthurRef B2662
[1874-19??] Brighouse violinist.

He achieved some success in the Mrs Sunderland Competition, and won a Mrs Sunderland Medal. He taught music and conducted the Brighouse Choral Society.

In 1898, he married Flora Hellawell [1878-19??].

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1900]
  2. Reginald [b 1901]
  3. Winifred [b 1904]
  4. Bernard [b 1906]
  5. Marion [b 1908]
  6. Dora [b 1910]

Some of his children became well-known musicians.

They lived at 14 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1911]

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Boothroyd, Dr BenjaminRef B1406
[1768-1836] LLD, DD.

Son of a shoemaker.

Born in Warley.

He was educated at the Warley village school. Rev Richard Simpson of Warley Congregational Church encouraged him to study Latin and Greek. He was a student at Northowram Academy and Heckmondwike Academy.

In 1790, he became minister of the Independent Chapel at Pontefract. He subsequently served at Highfield Chapel, Huddersfield.

He set up in business as a printer and bookseller.

He was a Hebrew scholar. He made a complete translation of the whole Bible, and published it with a commentary. With the help of his wife who corrected the proofs, he published a Hebrew Bible which appeared in quarterly parts. He later produced several English versions of the Bible. In recognition of his work, he received the degree of Doctor of Law & Divinity from Glasgow University.

On 5th May 1801, he married Sarah Hurst [17??-1832] in Pontefract.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. daughter
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

A memorial at Warley Independent Chapel records

His simplicity and godly sincerity endeared him to all – his biblical labours raised him to an eminence attained by few – and he died a good old age [68], crowned with labours and honours.

This tablet was erected by a few friends and strangers, to remind the youth of Warley that honour here and happiness hereafter as the reward of diligent exertion, are in the power of every one

He was buried at Highfield Chapel, Huddersfield

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Boothroyd, ChristopherRef B793
[1848-1???] Son of Mr Boothroyd.

(Possibly) born in Huddersfield [Q1 1848].

He married Elizabeth Ann.


In [Q4] 1887, a Christopher Boothroyd married Elizabeth Ann Ramsden in West Ham
 

Children:

  1. Anne Emmeline who died 4th June 1891 (aged 11 months) & was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1520]


Details are not yet known of the death / burial place of Christopher & Elizabeth Ann
 

Boothroyd, EdwinRef B792
[1842-1915] Son of Mr Boothroyd.

Born in Halifax / Stainland / Huddersfield.

He was a moulding machine tenter [1871] / a grocer [1881, 1891] / living on own means [1901] / a retired grocer [1911].

In [Q3] 1870, he married Rebecca Sykes [1837-1920] in Halifax.


Rebecca was born in Stainland
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 10 Fielding Street, Mile Thorn, Halifax [1871]
  • 1 Aspinall Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Aspinall Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Dunkirk Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was Rebecca's sister Sabina Sykes [b 1832] (servant).

Edwin died 17th January 1915 (aged 73).

Rebecca died 15th January 1920 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1520]

Boothroyd Farm, Hebden BridgeRef B337
Widdop Road.

House formerly known as Dick Booth.

The doorway is dated HM 1733 for Henry Mitchell

Boothroyd, Isaac CliffeRef B909
[1883-1920] Son of Sutcliffe Boothroyd, dyer.

Born in Bradley.

He was a cloth finisher [1909, 1911] / an insurance agent.

On 24th July 1909, he married Annie Mary Sykes [1882-19??] at Christ Church, Woodhouse, Huddersfield.


Annie Mary was born in Rastrick, the daughter of
Fred Sykes.

She was a laundry manageress [1909]

 

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 4th May 1910]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 25th October 1913]
  3. Rene [b 4th September 1915]

They lived at 4 Sunnyside, River Street, Rastrick [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 1st February 1920 (aged 36).

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial. He was buried at Christ Church, Woodhouse, Huddersfield

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Boothroyd, JamesRef B976
[1???-18??]
In 1842, he was a
bobbin-maker at Warley

Boothroyd, JamesRef B1629
[1911-1944]
Son of Edith Ann & Walter Boothroyd of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1938, he married Doris Oxley in Calder District.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 15th September 1944 (aged 33).

He was buried at Florence War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref I C 3]

Boothroyd, JosephRef B3385
[17??-18??] Of Illingworth.

He was a Methodist, having been inspired when he heard Wesley preach. He was instrumental in establishing Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland

He married Unknown.

Child: a daughter who married Mr Priestley of Binn Royd, Norland

Boothroyd, JosephRef B1072
[1830-1???]
Illegitimate son of Martha Boothroyd of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [29th August 1830]

Boothroyd, LawrenceRef B364
[1898-1917] Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 17th September 1917.

He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref III H 28]

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Boothroyd, MrRef B794
[1???-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edwin
  2. Christopher

Boothroyd Park, RastrickRef B457
The grounds of Boothroyd, Rastrick.

A path – known locally as T' long cawsey passes through the Park.

Boothroyd, RastrickRef B291
A house is recorded here in 1272. The present house was built as a family residence around 1850.

Owners and tenants have included

William Smith bought the estate to set up an orphanage which was known as Smith's Homes.

The house was used as a hospital during World War I and as an orphanage afterwards.

In 1919, the clock tower was built. This is 50 ft high and had 3 dials, each 5 ft in diameter.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

Since 1961, it has been the William Henry Smith School, a special school for boys with behavioural and other problems.

This is discussed in the book Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

See Boothroyd and Boothroyd Park, Rastrick

Boothroyd, RastrickRef B427
During World War I, Boothroyd was used as a hospital – from 11th February 1916 until 31st May 1919. 1,975 patients were treated during that time.

Dr Bogdan Edward Jastrzębski Edwards was heavily involved with establishing military hospitals at Boothroyd and Longroyde. He had oversight of the facility, and his wife served as Matron at these establishments.

William Smith converted the house for use as an orphanage for children – especially war orphans – between 5 and 16 years of age. The orphanage opened on 31st July 1920. Smith intended that the children should attend local schools and that their background would not stigmatise them

Boothroyd, SquireRef B1069
[1878-1???]
Illegitimate son of Nancy Boothroyd of Bailiffe Bridge.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [7th July 1878]

Boothroyd's: Thomas Boothroyd & SonRef B2416
They operated the Stone Trough Brewery [1818-1821]

Boothsteads Farm, WarleyRef B414
Aka Booth Stead. 17th century farm and barn with through-passage and aisle, and with later additions. It may be built on the site of an earlier timber-framed building and the wood re-used in building the aisle.

Owners and tenants have included

BoothtownRef B148
District of Calderdale to the north of Halifax

See Pubs in Haley Hill, Halifax

Boothtown AFCRef B1054
Football club.

Recorded around 1912, when Thomas Bernard Mulroy was a playing member

Boothtown Conservative ClubRef B2236
Recorded in 1905 at 60 Fern Street when Walter Kitson was secretary.

A new club was opened on 4th July 1908.

Recorded in 1917 at St Peter Street when George Cockroft was secretary.

See Boothtown Conservative Club Roll of Honour and Lewis Dixon

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Boothtown Fire StationRef B2138
Recorded in 1905 at 128 Boothtown Road

Boothtown HallRef B1166
There was a mediæval settlement here.

In 1638, Robert Hall he bought the Hall from the Booth family. In 1640, Robert carried out extensive alterations.

Traces of mediæval iron-working have been found here

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Boothtown HouseRef B691
Number 3 Hall Street, Boothtown.

Aka Boothtown Mansion.

A yeoman clothier's house of the early 17th century.

Built by cloth merchant John Priestley.

Owners and tenants have included

The house was once surrounded by a number of early 19th century workers' houses on Sladden Street, Leyland Street, Waterloo Street, and Hall Street – some now demolished.

The Mansion and some of the buildings on the north side of Hall Street North are listed

This is discussed in the book Sketches of Old Halifax.

See Booth Town Charity

Boothtown Liberal ClubRef B2297
Recorded in 1905 at West View Road, when Ben Waddington was secretary, and Allen Armitage was steward.

In 1917, Ben Waddington was still secretary

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Boothtown Non-Political ClubRef B2526
Recorded in 1936 at West View Road

Boothtown Post OfficeRef B2137
Recorded in 1861 & 1874, when James Watson, tailor, was in charge.

Recorded in 1905 at 140 Boothtown Road

Boothtown Road Economic StoresRef B2657
A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???

Boothtown Senior Working Men's ClubRef B2812
Recorded in 1905 at 42 St Peter's Street.

New premises opened on 2nd May 1909.

Recorded in 1917 at 60 Fern Street when Harry Turner was secretary

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Boothtown Spinning Company (Halifax) LimitedRef B2429
Common weavers at Boothtown Mill [1937]

Boothwood Paper Mill CompanyRef B3108
In 1876, they were running Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth where they were making brown paper (browns) and glazed paper

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Boots for BairnsRef B180
A charitable fund organised by the Yorkshire Post in 19?? to provide footwear for deprived children

The Bordall familyRef B1935
Of Midgley, Norland & Warley

Borders Bridge, Ogden CloughRef B2567
Footbridge over Ogden Clough

Boreham, SamuelRef B1803
[1878-19??] Born in Sible Hedingham, Essex.

He was a general labourer.

He married (1) Unknown.

He was a widower by 1911.

Living with him as boarders [in 1911] with were Jenny Hill & her 2 children.

Jenny later had 2 children by Sam:

  1. Ernest Boreham [b 1914]
  2. Bessie Boreham [b 1916]


It is not known whether Jenny & Sam married
 

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Bories, Marjorie LouiseRef B842
[19??-] In 1965, she became the second wife of John Hugh Selwyn Rawson

Borlase, Rev G. W.Ref B2412
[18??-19??]
Curate at
Elland [1900]

Bormond, JosephRef B336
[1807-1889] Born in Alnwick.

He was an insurance agent (in lodgings at Fox Hill Bank, Oswaldtwistle,  Blackburn) [1851] / a lecturer [1852].

He married Mary [1809-18??].


Mary was born in Castle Eden, Durham
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Joseph [b 9th May 1833]
  2. Ann [b 1840]
  3. John [b 1844] who was a pattern maker [1861]
  4. Joshua [1845-1852] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2980]
  5. Edwin [b 1848] who was a superintendent of agents sewing  machine [1881]

The family lived at

  • 1 St Mary le Strand Place, Old Kent Road, London [1861]
  • 11 Kewsford Road, Lambeth, London [1881]

A Joseph Bormond died in Pancras District, London [Q1 1889] (aged 83) 

BoroughRef B273
See Brighouse Borough, Halifax Borough and Todmorden Borough

Borough Club, HalifaxRef B2047
11a Harrison Road.

A gentlemen's club established in 1890.

The building was originally the West Riding Court House and was erected in 1859.

In 1905, W. E. Williams was secretary.

In 1917, George North was secretary.

On 3rd February 1931, there was a police action against the Halifax Borough Club and the King Cross Constitutional Club for the unlawful consumption of liquor.

In 1973, it merged with the Halifax Club to become the Halifax & Borough Club and moved to Barum Top.

In 19??, the building became a sequence of pubs

See John Edward Blackburn Howe, William Henry Ingham, Arthur Edouarde Sharp and Clifford Whiteley

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Borough Cocoa House, HalifaxRef B2114
At the bottom of King Cross Lane, Bull Green/King Cross Street. A branch of the Halifax Cocoa House Company

Borough Dining Rooms, HalifaxRef B2527
Recorded in 1936 at 17 Winding Road when Best & Seaman were proprietors

Borough Engineer House, HalifaxRef B3067
Albion Street.

Recorded in 1881, when Thomas Verity and his family lived here

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Borough Fever HospitalRef B385
An Isolation Hospital at Stoney Royd House, Whitegate from 1872.

In 1905, Dr J. T. Neech was medical officer.

Birks Hall was used as a Convalescent Home to receive children from the Fever Hospital.

The hospital closed on 7th November 1934.

See Greetland Fever Hospital and Stoney Royd Hospital

Borough House, BrighouseRef B1728
The premises of A. Garrard at 67 Commercial Street

Borough of HalifaxRef B2631
See Halifax Borough

Borough Photo & Optic CompanyRef B777
Briggate, Brighouse. Recorded in the 1850s

Borough RadioRef B3210
Radio dealers. Recorded in 1936, when they were at 15 Market Street and J. Kremner was proprietor

Borough Treasurer: BrighouseRef B3458
The list of those who have held the post of Borough Treasurer at Brighouse includes


To be completed

 

Borough Treasurer: HalifaxRef B3459
The list of those who have held the post of Borough Treasurer at Halifax includes

Borough Treasurer: RastrickRef B3460
The list of those who have held the post of Borough Treasurer at Rastrick includes


To be completed

 

Borough Treasurer: TodmordenRef B3461
The list of those who have held the post of Borough Treasurer at Todmorden includes


To be completed

 

Borran, BenjaminRef B1009
[1772-1852] Or Burran.

Born in Haworth.

A woolcomber [1842].

He married Unknown.

Child: James [b around 1816]

They lived at Bank Bottom, Haworth [1841].

He was a widower by 1842.

In 1842, he was one of a gang of 7 local men who were charged with forging and circulating counterfeit notes & coin, as described in the Foldout.

He was committed for trial.

At the Crown Court [21st March 1842], he was convicted of uttering forged notes and sentenced to 15 years and to be transported.

The Uk Prison Hulk Ship Registers reported


Borran (age 69) was received aboard hulk ship Warrior moored at Chatham and Woolwich.

Date convicted: 2nd March 1842.

Gaoler's comments: Sober and industrious not known to have been charged with any offence before. Good disposition.

How disposed of: To ship Emily [16th June 1842]

 

Benjamin Borran died at Salt Water River in 1852 (aged 80) 

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Bortoft, ThomasRef B1428
[1769-1809] Of Halifax.

He married Mary [1767-1806].

Children:

  1. Joseph who died 4th March 1793 (aged 6 months) 
  2. Mary [1794-20th June 1797]
  3. Matilda who died 24th October 1806 (aged 10 months) 

Mary died 12th April 1806 (aged 39).

Thomas died 2nd April 1809 (aged 40).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 159]

B.O.S. Cinema, CornholmeRef B2377
Recorded in 1917, when Batty, Ogden & Spencer were the proprietors

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Bostock & Wombwell's MenagerieRef B1262

Partners included the Bostock family and George Wombwell.

Frederick William Hinds worked with the Menagerie at Halifax Zoo; his father Michael Hinds had appeared with Wombwell when they performed for Queen Victoria

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Bostock, FrancisRef B1401
[1863-19??] Born Leek, Staffordshire.

He was a showman with Bostock's Italian Circus [1891].

In the late 18th / early 19th century members of the Bostock family were partners in Bostock & Wombwell's Menagerie

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Bostock's Italian CircusRef B1219
Recorded in 1891, when

The Halifax Courier & Guardian [Friday, 16th April 1926] advertised


Theatre Royal, Halifax
Next week
.

Bostock's Famous Italian Circus.

Wonderful Performing Elephants, Horses, Monkeys, Dogs, &c

 

See Francis Bostock and Circuses

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Boston Hill Estate, WadsworthRef B3124
Land and property at Boston Hill, including Boston Hill House. The estate is closely associated with the Cousin, Mitchell and Gibson families. Abraham Gibson (5) and his cousin Constance Calverley ultimately inherited the estate.

In some references, it is not clear whether these are to the Boston Hill area or Boston Hill House

Boston Hill, WadsworthRef B374
House around 1910 built by John Cousin Mitchell.

Owners and tenants have included

In some references to occupants, it is not clear whether the individuals were living in the Boston Hill area or actually at Boston Hill House.

Heptonstall Rural District Council bought the Boston Hill Estate from the Mitchell family for housing. The House was demolished.

The house had gardens and grounds with an ornamental pond 25 yds in diameter and 21 ft deep.

There were 130 trees, and this part of the grounds were bought from the Heptonstall Rural District Council for £450 in 1954 as a new ground for Old Town Cricket Club. There was a 21 ft slope across the 120 yd site, and the pond, trees and slope were all cleared for cricket by local voluntary labour over the next three years.

It is said that you can still see the outline of the old pond in the grass when the ground is wet.

The only parts of the mansion which remain are ornamental gateposts and the drive leading to the Coach House.

See Old Town Reservoir

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Botanists & MycologistsRef B2806

The Bothes familyRef B1912
See Fur Street, Northowram

Bott, Rev E.Ref B2250
[18??-18??]
Pastor at
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack [1848-1852]

Bott, Rev T. ReesRef B2902
[18??-19??]
In August 1897, he
entered upon his ministry in the Walsden section of the Todmorden United Free Methodist Church circuit, preaching at Inchfield Bottom

Bott, William EagleRef B710
[1824-1885] Born in Birmingham.

A civil engineer.

In [Q4] 1846, he married Harriet West Wilson [1825-1879] in Sculcoates, Hull.

In 1854, he sued James Wainhouse Ely Smith and Edmund Hellawell for £43 12/- for services rendered to the town of Norland for which Hellawell, as surveyor, and Wainhouse and Ely, as overseers, were liable.

The couple died at Hyde Park, London

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Bottle Neck RockRef B151
Unusual natural millstone grit rock at Bride Stones which has eroded into the shape of an hour-glass or an upturned bottle. It was originally called the Bride Stone and gave its name to the whole outcrop in that area. A similar rock called the Bride Groom lies nearby.

It has been regarded as a fertility symbol bestowing fecundity on newly-married couples

BottlesRef B2860
Most local bottlers, breweries and dairies had their own distinctive bottles and other promotion items.

Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery. <