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Astin, MrRef 266-8200
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John

Astin, AbrahamRef 266-668
[1853-1???] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian cutter [1891].

In [Q4] 1878, he married Sarah Elizabeth Lee [1856-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1881]
  2. Florence [b 1885]
  3. Amy [b 1890]
  4. Ada [b 1891]

They lived at 19 Melbourne Street, Heptonstall [1891]

Astin, AbrahamRef 266-564
[1800-18??] Son of Mary & James Astin, a weaver of Warley.

He was a weaver of Warley [1837] / a weaver, [1841] / a tyer of warps [1861] / a worsted warper [1871].

In 1837, he married Sarah Mitchell.


Sarah came from Warley
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  2. John [b 1839]
  3. Mary [b 1841]
  4. William [b 1848]

They lived at West Field, Warley [1841, 1861, 1871].

Abraham died in 1879 (aged 79).

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Astin, AbrahamRef 266-3
[1804-1867] Son of John Astin.

He was a weaver of Erringden [1826] / a worsted weaver [1841] / a farmer [1858].

In 1826, he married Matilda Greenwood.


Matilda came from Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1827]
  2. Lydia [b 1829] who was a weaver [1864], & married [1864]  Greenwood Helliwell [b 1826], a weaver of Castle Clough,  Stansfield, son of Samuel Helliwell
  3. Thomas Greenwood
  4. James [b 1832]
  5. Nancy [b 1834]
  6. John [b 1837]
  7. Richard [b 1841]
  8. Rachel [b 1842]

They lived at

  • Cross Lane, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Beanholehead, Stansfield [1861]
  • Broad Ing Top, Stansfield [1871]
  • Beanholehead [1858]

Abraham died in 1867 (aged 63).

Matilda died in 1875 (aged 68)  and was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Astin, AbrahamRef 266-815
[1826-1896] Son of Grace & William Astin, labourer, of Long Hey Top.

Born in Langfield.

He was an overlooker of Erringden [1857] / a cotton carder [1861, 1871] / a manager in cotton mill [1881] / a retired mill manager [1892].

In 1857, he married Sally Wilcock [1828-1???].


Sally, of Erringden, was the daughter of John Wilcock, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1857]
  2. William [b 1858]
  3. John [1864-1892]

They lived at

Abraham died 14th October 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £418 15/10d.

Administration was granted to his widow Sally.

Sally died 23rd January 1897.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £270.

Probate was granted to Robert Jarvis and Thomas Wilcock (cotton operatives) 

Astin, AnnRef 266-5
[1821-1886] Of Mankinholes, Langfield.

She was a family servant with William & Sarah Ingham at  Mankinholes, Todmorden [1841, 1851, 1861] / a servant with Sarah Ingham at Mankinholes [1871] / a servant with Joseph & Susannah Sutcliffe (a farmer of  24 acres) at Mankinholes [1881].

She died 19th December 1886 (aged 65).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £393 14/-.

The will was proved by Thomas Sutcliffe of 90 Industrial Street, Todmorden, (book keeper) 

Astin, ArthurRef 266-924
[1865-1946] Son of John Astin.

Born in Soyland / Mill Bank [13th December 1865].

He was a tailor's cutter [1891] / a clothing manufacturer (employer) [1901] / Tailor & outfitter. Employer , Halifax [1911] / a partner in John Astin & Sons / a retired clothier [1939].

In 1889, he married Elizabeth Culpan [1864-1942] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Sowerby Bridge [11th March 1864]
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1891] who was a tailor's cutter [1911]

The family lived at

  • 15 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]
  • 7 Beechwood Crescent, Sowerby Bridge [1939]

Living with them [in 1911] was brother-in-law Leonard Culpan [b 1871] (grocer).

Arthur died in Halifax [Q3 1946] (aged 80).

Elizabeth died in Calder District [Q1 1942] (aged 78) 

Astin, Bernard AlbertRef 266-678
[1905-1975] Born in Hull [17th July 1905].

He was a shop assistant living at Annie Street, Sowerby Bridge [1928].

On 31st October 1928, he married Nellie Cockroft at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Nellie came from St Peter's Square, Sowerby
 

He died in East Cleveland [Q3 1975]

Astin, CainRef 266-18
[1824-1858] Son of John Astin.

He was a cotton carder of Langfield [1845] / a labourer [1851].

On 21st March 1845, he married Mary Mitchell [1823-1???].


Mary, a frame tenter of Hallroyd, Stansfield, was the daughter of Thomas Atkinson, cloth finisher.

She was widowed & a twister [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Betty [b Carr Green, Langfield 14th March 1848]
  2. John [b 1849] who was a weaver of Lumbutts [1876], &  married [22nd January 1876] Martha Greenwood [b 1851] a  drawing frame tenter of Lumbutts, daughter of John Greenwood,  carter
  3. James [b 22nd March 1853]
  4. Mark [b 1st August 1855]
  5. Ann [b 30th March 1858]

They lived at

  • Croft/Carr Cross, Langfield [1851]
  • Lumbutts, Langfield [1861]

Astin, EdwardRef 266-115
[1838-1916] Son of William Astin.

He was a mechanic fitter [1871, 1881] / a foreman mechanic [1891] / a mechanic [1892] / a foreman mechanic [1901] / a mechanic in woollen mill [1911].

In 1862, he married Sarah Hannah Smith [1843-1886].


Sarah was born in Brackley, Northamptonshire
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1863]
  2. Charles Edward who died [28th November 1867] (aged 1 year  & 8 months) 
  3. Louisa who died [13th November 1867] (aged 6 months) 
  4. Clara [b 1871] who married Harry Rawnsley
  5. Emily who died [13th June 1875] (aged 1 year & 3 months) 
  6. Harry [b 1876]
  7. Eliza [b 1878]
  8. Emma [b 1880] who never married
  9. Albert Edward [b 1885] who was a mill joiner [1916]

They lived at

  • 17 Prospect Place, Southowram [1871]
  • Baldwins Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Baldwins Terrace, Bailey Hall Bank, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911,  1916]

Sarah Hannah died 15th July 1886 (aged 44).

Edward died 23rd December 1916 (aged 78).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £165 2/-.

Probate was granted to children Albert Edward & Emma.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2249]

Astin, EdwardRef 266-807
[1913-1965] Son of Verney Edward Astin.

Born 10th August 1913.

Solicitor at Hebden Bridge [1939] In 1950, he joined the Longbotham & Bradley partnership.

In 1938, he married Jocelyn M Brook [1914-19??] in Halifax.


Jocelyn was born 17th April 1914
 

Children:

  1. Josephine M. [b 1939]
  2. Barbara E. [b 1943]
  3. Robert C. B. [b 1948]

The family lived at West Hill, Hebden Bridge [1939].

He committed suicide in 1965 (aged 51) 

Astin, FredRef 266-925
[1871-19??] Son of John Astin.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a partner in John Astin & Sons / a men's clothing manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a salesman for tailor's trimmings [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Letitia Elizabeth Lister [1867-19??] in Halifax.


Letitia was born in Halifax
 

There are no records of any children.

They lived at 68 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Astin, Fred LincolnRef 266-437
[1889-1927] Son of John Astin.

He was head clerk for a wholesale fustian clothier [1911] / a member of the firm of Astin Brothers [1927].

He served in World War I and is recorded as Second Lieutenant Fred Lincoln Astin of West Hill, Hebden Bridge on the marriage documents.

In 1918, he married Fanny Barrett [1892-1927] in Keighley at Howarth Baptist Chapel.


Fanny was the daughter of Kershaw Barrett, quarry owner & amateur violin maker of Moorhouse, Oxenhope.

She was a well-known Hebden Bridge violinist

 

Children:

  1. Douglas W. [b 1920]
  2. Jean B. [b 1927]

The family lived at Beech Mount, Hebden Bridge [1927].

Fanny died (possibly in childbirth) [31st December 1927] (aged 35) 

Astin, GeorgeRef 266-1063
[1851-1933] Born in Stansfield.

He was innkeeper of the Black Horse, Knowlwood [1893-1933].

In 1893, he married Caroline [1854-1928] in Todmorden.


Caroline [née Mills] was the widow of James Lord.

She had taken over from her first husband, James Lord, as landlady of the Black Horse [1891-1893]

 

Children:

  1. Lily [1894-1896]
  2. Maria [b 1881]
  3. Jesse [b 1885] who was a mechanic [1901]

Living with them [in 1911], were Caroline's son Edmund Lord and his family.

Caroline died 23rd August 1928.

She was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [27th August 1928].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,730 0/9d.

Probate was granted to her husband George.

George died 7th February 1933.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,439 10/10d.

Probate was granted to Emma Greenwood (wife of Robert Greenwood

Astin, GordonRef 266-472
[1927-1947] Son of Lily & Dent Astin of Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 4th May 1947 (aged 20).

He was buried at Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria [Grave Ref 8 B 4]

Astin, GreenwoodRef 266-573
[1848-1912] Son of William Astin.

He was a spinner of Erringden [1873] / a cotton spinner [1881] / a spinner [1891] / a cotton spinner [1901] / a spinner [1911].

In 1873, he married Betty Hudson [1846-1920].


Betty was a spinner of Erringden.

No father was shown on the marriage record

 

Children:

  1. William [b 1875] who was a weaver [1912]
  2. Mary H. [b 1879]

They lived at

  • Stoney Royd, Heptonstall [1881]
  • 4 Stephen Street, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911, 1912]

Greenwood died 12th November 1912 (aged 65).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £717 9/-.

Probate was granted to brother James Astin and son William.

He was buried in Todmorden.

Betty died in 1920

Astin, HarryRef 266-926
[1876-1???] Son of John Astin.

Born in Soyland.

He was a partner in John Astin & Sons / a commercial traveller of Bank Villa, Sowerby Bridge [1898] / a wholesale clothier. (employer) [1901] / a tailor & clothier. (employer) [1911].

In 1898, he married Ada Hardy [1876-19??] at St John the Divine, Thorpe.


Ada, of Upper Oak, was born in Triangle, the daughter of George Hardy, silk dresser
 

Children:

  1. Cyril Hardy [b 1900]
  2. Edith [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 1 Egerton Street, Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby [1901]
  • 223 Milnrow Road, Rochdale [1911]

Astin, HenryRef 266-6
[1834-1871] Son of James Astin.

Born in Rossendale.

He was a millwright of Stansfield [1854] / a millwright [1861, 1871].

In 1854, he married Hannah Halstead [1834-1???].


Hannah, of Stansfield, was the daughter of Thomas Halstead, plasterer
 

Children:

  1. Eva [b 1855]
  2. John [b 1858]
  3. Betsy [b 1862]
  4. Emma [b 1864]
  5. Maria [b 1866]

They lived at

  • Eagle Street [1858]
  • 7 Prince Street, Todmorden/Walsden [1861]
  • 13 Prince Street, Todmorden/Walsden [1871]
  • Back Whinn Hill, Habergham Eaves [1871]

Henry died August 1871.

He was buried at St James's Church, Briercliffe [25th August 1871]

Astin, Isaac HorsfallRef 266-812
[1836-1919] Son of William Astin.

He was a pianoforte finisher [1861] / a pianoforte maker [1871] / a pianoforte dealer [1881] / a pianoforte maker [1887] / a pianoforte tuner [1891].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Helen Dawkins [1839-1930] in Lincoln.


Helen was born in Kettering
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1861-1866] who was buried with her  Astin grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3942]
  2. John Horsfall
  3. Catherine [b 1869]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1870] who married George Mitchell Horner
  5. Gertrude [b 1873]
  6. Harry [b 1877]
  7. William [b 1879]
  8. Edith E. [b 1881]

They lived at

  • Dean Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Parliament Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 16/18, St James's Road, Halifax [1881]
  • Gerrard Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Patrick Street, Clee, Grimsby [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were nieces Jane Dawkins [b 1868] & Elizabeth Dawkins [b 1870].

Isaac died 13th September 1919.

He was buried at Prestwich, Lancashire.

Helen died 29th July 1930 (aged 91).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


Question: On 13th May 1911, an Isaac Horsfall Astin (aged 74) left Liverpool aboard the Cedric and arrived in New York [22nd May 1911]. His last UK address was 17 Algernon Street, Grimsby.

Does anyone know if these are the same man?

 

Astin, JamesRef 266-2
[18??-1???] Son of William Astin.

He was a piano maker [1864].

He married Ellen

Children:

  1. Lucy who died [28th June 1864] (aged 1 year & 9 months) who was buried with her Astin grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3942]

Astin, JamesRef 266-806
[1804-18??] Recorded in Apprenticeship Indentures [13th June 1818]


James Astin age 14 years and 1 month, son of John & Mary Astin of Halifax.

Name of persons to whom bound or assigned: John Taylor, Tin Plate Works, Halifax

 

Astin, JamesRef 266-527
[1808-1875] Son of Mr Astin.

He was a mechanic / a millwright (in partnership) employing 7 men & 4 apprentices [1851] / a millwright [1871] / a partner in Astin & Barker / an engineer & millwright.

In 1831, he married Susan (Susy) Barker [1808-18??].

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1832]
  2. Henry

They lived at

  • North Street, Todmorden/Walsden [1851]
  • Oxford Street, Langfield [1871]
  • The Old Shop, Todmorden
  • Astin House, Lytham Road, Blackpool [1875]

Living with them [in 1851] was niece Maria Close [b 1849].

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Barker Astin [b 1862].

James died at Astin House, Blackpool [21st September 1875] (aged 67).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £4,000 [Resworn under £8,000]. Probate was granted to Thomas Barker of 46 Wellington Road, Todmorden (agent)  and John Highley of 17 Church Street, Blackpool

Astin, JamesRef 266-556
[1809-1882] Son of Robert Astin.

He was an agricultural labourer [1861] / a dry stone waller [1871].

He lived at Lower Green Edge, Warley [1871, 1881].

Living with him [in 1871, 1881] were his siblings Sally [b  1807] (housekeeper) and Robert [b 1815] (labourer).

He was buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel [Grave Ref: 7].


Owner was James Astin of Lower Green Edge (paid 10/-) 

Interred here are

  • James Astin (died 4th February 1882 age 73 years) 
  • Sally Astin sister of the above (died 14th August 1882  age 79 years) 
  • Robert Astin (died 26th May 1886 age 71 years) 
 

Astin, JamesRef 266-11
[1816-1890] Son of William Astin, weaver.

Born in Langfield.

He was a weaver of Stansfield [1842] / a weaver [1851] / a farmer of 30 acres [1861] / a farmer/labourer [1871] / a farmer of Lodge, Erringden [1880].

In 1842, he married (1) Betty Bentley [1823-1880].


Betty came from Stansfield.

She was a power loom weaver [1842]

 

Children:

  1. (possibly) William [1846-1850]
  2. Mary [b 1852]
  3. Nancy [1854-1868]
  4. Grace [1857-1860]
  5. John [1859-1860]
  6. Elizabeth [1864-1867]
  7. Sarah [1866-1867]

They lived at

  • Marsh, Stansfield [1851]
  • Winters, Stansfield [1867, 1858]
  • Bank Top, Erringden [1860]
  • Cragg Moor, Erringden [1861]
  • Lodge, Erringden [1871]

Betty died 29th June 1880 (aged 57).

On 2nd December 1880, he married (2) Sarah Fielden [1825-1???].


Sarah, of Cross Stone, Stansfield, was the daughter of Thomas Fielden, labourer
 

James died 1st July 1890 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel John [16th August 1860] (aged 1); Grace [16th August 1860] (aged 3); Elizabeth [3rd October 1867] (aged 3); Sarah [15th October 1867] (aged 1); Nancy [6th May 1868] (aged 14)  James [July 1890];

Astin, JamesRef 266-536
[1858-1???] Son of William Astin.

He was an outfitter/hatter living with his widowed sister Grace Wilde  [b 1851] (tailoress) [1881] / a clothier/shopkeeper (employer) [1901] / in the tailoring trade [1911].

In 1881, he married Sarah Jane Chatburn.

Children:

  1. Burton [1884-1907]
  2. Doris [b 1889]
  3. Melvyne [b 1890]
  4. Vernon
  5. Graham [b 1902]

They lived at

  • 54 King Cross Road, Halifax [1881, 1901, 1911]
  • Carlton House Terrace, Halifax [1929]

James died 17th July 1929.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £390.

Administration was granted to his widow Sarah Jane

Astin, JohnRef 266-377
[1848-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a tin plate worker of Southowram [1875] / a tin plate worker [1881] / a tinner [1891] / a tinsmith [1901].

In 1875, he married Elizabeth Hanson [1849-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was born in Mytholmroyd, the daughter of William Hanson, cordwainer.

She was a fitter in cotton mill [1891]

 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1875] who was a creeler in cotton mill  [1891]
  2. Susannah [b 1876] who was a spinner in cotton mill  [1891], a core maker (brass foundry) [1901]
  3. Walter
  4. Mary Ann [b 1886] who was a core maker (brass foundry)   [1901]

They lived at

  • 15 Hardcastle's Terrace, Southowram [1881]
  • 7 Kershaw's Yard, Halifax [1891]
  • 11 Copley Avenue, Halifax [1901]

Astin, JohnRef 266-488
[1850-1936] Son of John Astin.

Born in Hebden Bridge / Heptonstall.

He was a mechanic in Heptonstall [1872] / a mechanic on wood cutting machinery [1881] / a mechanic & machine maker [1891] / a mechanic (wood cutting) [1901] / a wholesale fustian clothier (employer) [1911] / a partner in Hartley & Astin with his brother-in-law Robert Fielding Hartley.

On 21st September 1872, he married Emma Fielden [1852-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Erringden, was the daughter of James Fielden , mason
 

Children:

  1. Charlie [b 1872] who was a tailor's cutter [1891]
  2. Edith [b 1875] who was a fustian tailoress [1891], a boot  & shoe shop assistant [1901] & married Walker Haigh
  3. Wilbert [b 1877] who was an office boy [1891], a fustian  clothing cutter-out [1901]
  4. Walter [b 1879] who was a fustian clothing warehouseman  [1901]
  5. Verney Edward
  6. Fred Lincoln

The family lived at

  • Buttress Bottom, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • 31 Hanging Royd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • 7 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • West Hill, Hebden Bridge [1911]

John died 26th October 1936 (aged 86) 

Astin, JohnRef 266-21
[1776-1850] He was a joiner [1841].

He married Mary [1772-1842].

Children:

  1. Robert

The family lived at Great Albion Street, Halifax [1841].

Mary died Q4 1842 (aged 70).

She was buried at Halifax Parish Church [1st January 1843].

John died in 1850


Precise details of John's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Astin, JohnRef 266-801
[1778-18??]

He married Nancy [1775-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1797]
  2. James [b 1799]
  3. William [b 1802]
  4. Abraham
  5. Joseph [b 1806]
  6. Mary [b 1808]
  7. Hannah [b 1811]
  8. Sarah [b 1813]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1816]

The family lived at Stubbin [1841, 1851, 1861]

Astin, JohnRef 266-17
[1789-18??] He was a labourer [1845].

He married Betty [1779-18??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1824]
  2. Sally [b 1819]
  3. Samuel [b 1824]
  4. Cain

The family lived at Croft Gate, Langfield [1841]

Astin, JohnRef 266-7
[1808-18??] He was a woolcomber [1841, 1851, 1861].

He married Sarah [1813-1???].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1830]
  2. John [b 1834]
  3. Thomas [b 1837]
  4. Sarah [b 1839] who was a power loom weaver [1861]
  5. Robert [b 1846] who was a power loom weaver [1861]

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1841]
  • Long Rigging, Warley [1851, 1861, 1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was (possibly) John's sister Elizabeth Astin [b 1815]

Astin, JohnRef 266-3600
[1809-1850] Son of Mr Astin.

Senior partner in Astin & Barker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Betty who married Thomas Law

Astin, JohnRef 266-499
[1811-18??] He was a blacksmith [1841, 1851, 1861, 1872].

On 8th September 1833, he married Hannah Pickles [1811-18??] in Halifax.


Hannah was a power loom weaver [1861]
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1835]
  2. Ann [b 1838]
  3. Jane [1841-1874]
  4. Martha [1843-1858?]
  5. Sarah [b 1846]
  6. John
  7. Hannah who married Robert Fielding Hartley

They lived at

  • Old Gate, Hebden Bridge [1841, 1851]
  • Buttress Bottom, Heptonstall [1861]

Astin, JohnRef 266-15
[1814-18??] Son of George Astin, mechanic.

He was a millwright of Langfield [1838] / a millwright [1841].

In 1838, he married Ann Jackson [1811-1872]


Ann, a factory girl, was the daughter of Susan & William Jackson, a machine maker of Millwood.

She was baptised [25th May 1813]

 

Children:

  1. William [b 1840] who was a millwright [1861]
  2. Betsy/Betty [b 1842]
  3. George William [b 1848] who was a telegraph boy [1861]

They lived at

  • Roomfield Lane, Langfield [1841]
  • Union Street, Langfield [1861, 1851]

John died between 1841 & 1861.

Living with the widowed Ann [in 1851] were lodgers William Dean [b Lincolnshire 1816] (joiner), his wife Maria [b  1821] and their son Joseph.

Ann died in 1872 (aged 61) 

Astin, JohnRef 266-800
[1816-1884] Of Croft Gate, Langfield.

Son of John Astin, labourer.

He was a labourer [1851] / a stoker/engine tenter [1861] / an engineer [1871] / an engine driver [1881].

In 1840, he married Nancy Clayton [1822-1???].


Nancy, a cotton piecer of Croft Carr, Langfield, was the daughter of Henry Clayton, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1840]
  2. Samuel [b 1842]
  3. Elizabeth Ann [b 1845] who married Mr Bentley
  4. Alfred [b 1850] who was a carter [1881]
  5. Fanny [b 1852]

They lived at

  • Todmorden [1851]
  • Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden [1861]
  • 9 Weir Street, Todmorden [1871]
  • 8 Bar Street, Todmorden [1881]
  • 14 Market Street, Todmorden [1891]

John died in Todmorden in 1884 (aged 68).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Living with them [in 1881] were widowed daughter Elizabeth Ann Bentley (weaver) and her children John Arthur Bentley [b  1869] & Milly Bentley [b 1872].

Living with the widowed Nancy [in 1891] were widowed daughter Elizabeth Ann Bentley and her daughter Milly Bentley [b 1872]

Astin, JohnRef 266-923
[1843-1905] Born in Stansfield.

He was a tailor and outfitter employing 2 girls [1871] / a clothier and outfitter employing 5 men, 2 boys and 11 girls [1881] / senior partner in John Astin & Sons with his sons  Arthur Fred and Harry.

In 1863, he married Sarah Sutcliffe [1841-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah came from Erringden
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Arthur
  3. Fred
  4. Mary [b 1873]
  5. Joe Sutcliffe [b 1875]
  6. Harry
  7. Sarah Hannah [b 1879]
  8. Ada [b 1882]

They lived at

  • Ripponden/Soyland [1871]
  • Town Hall Street, Warley [1881]
  • Allan House, Fall Lane, Norland [1891]
  • 13 South View, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Astin, John HorsfallRef 266-814
[1866-1???] Son of Isaac Horsfall Astin.

He was a pianoforte maker of Kentish Town, London [1891] / a pianoforte maker [1901].

In 1891, he married Clara Jackson [1865-1931] at Halifax Parish Church.


Clara, of Back Brinton Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Godfrey Jackson, wiredrawer
 

Children:

  1. Harold H. [b 1893]
  2. Dorothy [b 1895]

They lived at Wellholme Road, Clee, Grimsby [1901].

Clara died in Grimsby in 1931 (aged 66) 

Astin, JosephRef 266-9
[1896-1916] Son of William Astin.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a member of Lane Head Primitive Methodist Chapel, Brighouse & Young  Men's Class / an apprentice plumber with A. L. Waddington & Sons / a plumber [1911].

He lived at 20 Catherine Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted with the King's Royal Rifle Corps and then served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was killed in action [19th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 16B & 16C], and on Brighouse War Memorial.

A final payment of £7 2/- was paid to his mother Annie

Astin, RobertRef 266-494
[1810-1891] Son of John Astin.

He was a joiner [1841] / a house carpenter [1851, 1861, 1871] / a joiner [1881].

In 1846, he married Elizabeth Rawnsley [1815-1883] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 4 Mount Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 2 Priestley's Yard, Halifax [1861]
  • 8 Crossley Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]

Living with them [in 1851, 1861] was niece Sarah Astin [b  1839].

Living with them [in 1861, 1871, 1881] was nephew John Robert Rawnsley [b 1859].

Elizabeth died in Halifax in 1883 (aged 68).

Robert died in Halifax in 1891 (aged 81) 

Astin, RobertRef 266-555
[1777-1856] He was a pauper/former hand loom weaver [1851].

In 1802, he (possibly) married (1) Mally Greenwood.

Children:

  1. Sally (Sarah) [1803-1882]

He married (2) Mary Astin [1783-1853].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Robert [1816-1886] who was a woolcomber [1851, 1861]
  3. Henry [1823-1862] who was lame [1841], a cripple [1851,  1861]
  4. Thomas

They lived at Lower Green Edge, Luddenden, Warley [1841, 1851, 1861]. In 1861, Sarah was head of the household.

Mary died 29th March 1853 (aged 70).

Robert died 22nd November 1856 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

James, Sally & Robert lived together at Lower Green Edge, Warley [1871, 1881] and were buried together at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Astin, RobertRef 266-8
[1846-1908] Son of John Astin.

He was a power loom weaver [1861] / a wool sorter of Warley [1872] / a wool sorter [1881] / a farmer/wool sorter [1891] / a farmer [1901, 1908].

In 1872, he married Hannah Greenwood [1845-1???].


Hannah, of Midgley, was the daughter of James Greenwood, carpet weaver
 

Children:

  1. John Herbert [b 1875] who was an oat bread baker [1901],  a farmer [1908]
  2. Ann Elizabeth [b 1878]
  3. Mary [b 1880]

They lived at

  • Booth Terrace, Midgley [1881]
  • 2 Brown Hill, Midgley [1891]
  • Jerusalem, Midgley [1901]
  • Upper Mytholm Farm, Midgley [1908]

Living with them [in 1891] was Robert's widowed mother Sarah [b 1813] (living on own means).

Records suggest that Robert's wife may have died and he married again


A Hannah Astin died in 1882 (aged 38).

In 1884, a Robert Astin married Hannah Foulds

 

Robert died 24th January 1908.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £787 4/4d.

Probate was granted to his widow Hannah and son John Herbert

Astin, SarahRef 266-13
[18??-18??] Leeds Sessions [18th October 1853] record


Wadsworth & Halifax.

Ordered that the Appeal of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor in the parish and township of Wadsworth in the West Riding against an adjudication and order under the hands and seals of Samuel Waterhouse and John Baldwin, Esquires, two of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the Borough of Halifax bearing date 23rd day of August last made for removal of Sarah Astin, Singlewoman, from the township of Halifax to the parish township or place Wadsworth to be respected until the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden by adjournment at Wakefield in and for the said Riding

 

Astin, ThomasRef 266-558
[1826-1905] Son of Robert Astin.

Born in Warley.

He was a woolcomber [1851, 1861] / a labourer of Warley [1870] / a brewer's labourer [1871] / a farm labourer [1881] / a grave digger [1891] / a retired brewer's labourer [1901].

In 1870, he married Hannah Wade [1829-1906] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah, of Warley, was born in Wadsworth, the daughter of John Wade, weaver.

She was a worsted weaver [1871] / a worsted mill hand [1881]

 

There are no records of any children.

They lived at

  • Wainstalls Mill Cottages, Luddenden, Warley [1871]
  • New Mill, Luddenden, Warley [1881]
  • Lower Green Edge, Luddenden, Warley [1891, 1901]

The couple were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel [Grave Ref: 83].


The purchaser of this plot was Thomas Astin of Green Edge, Warley.

Interred here are;

  • Thomas Astin (reg. 15th June 1905 age 79 years) 
  • Hannah Astin his wife (reg. 11th January 1906 age 77 years)
 

Astin, Thomas GreenwoodRef 266-4
[1830-1858] Son of Abraham Astin.

He was a schoolmaster [1858]

He lived at Beanholehead, Stansfield.

He never married.

He died 4th February 1858 (aged 27).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £200.

Administration was granted to his father Abraham

Astin, Verney EdwardRef 266-19
[1882-19??] Son of John Astin.

Born in Hebden Bridge [23rd October 1882].

He was a sewing machine tackler [1901] / a fustian manufacturer of West Hill [1908] / a ready-made fustian clothing manufacturer (employer) [1911] / a wholesale clothing manufacturer [1939].

In 1908, he married Martha Jackson [1886-19??] at Hebden Bridge parish church.


Martha, of West End House, was born in Hebden Bridge [3rd January 1886], the daughter of Fred Jackson, tailor
 

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Walter [b 1926]

The family lived at

  • 7 Hope Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • West Hill, Hebden Bridge [1939]

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Dorothy Isabel Jackson [b Elland 1893] (baker's assistant) 

Astin, VernonRef 266-548
[1899-1962] Son of James 1858 Astin.

Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist's apprentice.

During World War I, he enlisted [12th May 1917], and served with the Royal Engineers.

He was wounded [21st August 1918] but remained on duty.

On 19th October 1918, he was charged with neglect in reporting his battery. The matter was discharged

In [Q3] 1925, he married Nellie Sheard in Halifax

Astin, WalterRef 266-349
[1880-19??] DCM.

Son of John Astin.

Born 18th August 1880.

He was a lapper in cotton mill [1891] / a joiner's apprentice [1901] / a machinist of 10 Calder Avenue [1905] / working in the railway goods department [1911] / a cabinet machinist with Mr Ayrton of Portland Street, Halifax  / a printer's labourer.

In 1905, he married Martha Ann Kendall at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Martha Ann was born in Thornhill, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Thomas Kendall.

She was a twiner piecer (cotton) [1911]

 

Children:

  1. William [b 1907]
  2. Jessie [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 63 Delph Hill, Halifax [with Martha Ann's parents 1911]
  • 6 Ingram Square, Savile Park [1917, 1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914] with the 4th (Reserve) Battalion West Riding Regiment.

He was appointed Lance Corporal [May 1917], and Corporal [August 1918].

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1917] for


the great example of coolness and high sense of duty shown when he was in command of a Lewis gun team holding an advanced position. The gun was twice buried and on the second occasion the NCs were disabled and the gun put out of action. He obtained picks and shovels, and the team extricated the guns on each occasion.

The commanding officer was alerted and sent another gun team to provide relief. Astin accepted the gun but sent the relief team back and continued to hold the position with his own team until the advance of the battalion

 

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [5th May 1917].

He was discharged [September 1918] due to a gunshot wound to the head which fractured his skull and made him

no longer physically fit for the service

In November 1918, he was awarded a pension of 30/- a week for his service and 6d a week for the DCM.

He survived the War

Astin, WilliamRef 266-28
[1808-1877] He was a brooch maker of Halifax [1832] / a comb maker [1841, 1851] / a woolcomber [1861] / a donkey driver [1871].

In 1832, he married Lucy Norton [1809-1873].


Lucy came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1832]
  2. Thomas [b 1834]
  3. Edward
  4. Ellen [b 1840]
  5. Zachariah [b 1842]

They lived at

  • Church Yard, Halifax [1841]
  • 13 Berry Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Bailey Hall Terrace, Halifax [1861]
  • Southowram [1871]

William died in Halifax [Q3 1877] (aged 70).

Lucy died in Halifax [Q1 1882] (aged 73) 

Astin, WilliamRef 266-12
[1792-1852] Born in Langfield.

He was a husbandman [1841] / a cotton weaver [1851].

He married Grace [1793-1862].


Grace was born in Erringden
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1816]
  2. William [b 1821]
  3. Samuel [b 1822-1826]
  4. Abraham [b 1822-1826]
  5. Nancy [1828-1883]
  6. Betty [b 1833]
  7. Grace [1835-1896] who was a factory operative [1859] and  married [1859] married William Dawson (overlooker), son of  John Dawson (twister-in) 

They lived at

  • Long Hey Top, Stansfield [1841]
  • Stoodley [1851]
  • Beeton Street, Stansfield [1861]
  • Stansfield [1871]

William died at Beeton in 1852 (aged 60).

Grace (possibly) died in Todmorden in 1862 (aged 69) 

Astin, WilliamRef 266-188
[1812-1887] Son of Mary & John Astin, joiner.

Born in Halifax.

He was a locksmith [1836, 1851, 1861, 1871] / a locksmith/bell hanger with 1 man [1881].

On 1st January 1836, he married Ann Horsfall [1813-1890] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Isaac Horsfall
  3. Mary Ann [1839-1915] who married William Henry Dinsdale
  4. Lucy [b 1850]
  5. Tom [1852-18th May 1864] who was buried with his parents
  6. John Horsfall [b 1852]

They lived at

  • Goal Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 7 Bramley's Yard, Chapeltown, Halifax [1851]
  • 35 & 39 Swine Market, Halifax [1861]
  • 34 Swine Market, Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Mary Ann, son-in-law William Henry Dinsdale, and niece Harriet Horsfall Hardisty [b 1841] (dressmaker).

Living with them [in 1871] was lodger Mary Louisa Sunderland [b 1848] (dressmaker).

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law William Horsfall [b 1814] (currier).

William died at Pellon Lane [24th September 1887].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £94 15/-.

The will was proved by son Isaac Horsfall Astin and James Smith Horsfall

In 1861, Ann Astin, her daughter-in-law Helen (née Dawkins) and Ann's 2-month-old granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Astin, were staying with Helen's parents Thomas & Catherine Dawkins at Reepham, Lincolnshire

William died 24th September 1887 (aged 75).

Ann died 24th March 1890 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3942] with granddaughters Lucy Astin [1862-1864] & Elizabeth Astin [1861-1866]

Astin, WilliamRef 266-545
[1821-1896] Son of William Astin, husbandman.

Born in Langfield.

He was a labourer of Long Hey Top, Stansfield [1841] / an engineer in corn mill [1851] / an engine stoker [1861] / an engine tenter of Erringden [1869] / attending steam engine at factory [1871] / a spinner [1873] / a stoker/engine tenter in cotton factory [1881].

In 1841, he married Mary Greenwood [1822-1???].


Mary, a frame tenter of Blackshaw, Stansfield, was the daughter of Michael Helliwell, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1845]
  2. William [b 1847]
  3. Greenwood [b 1848]
  4. Grace [b 1851] who married [23rd August 1876] widower,  Robert Wilde [1838-1877] (tailor of Erringden), son of John  Wilde (weaver) 
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1856]
  6. James 1858
  7. Elizabeth H. [b 1863]

Mary died between 1861 and 1869.

In 1869, William married Jane Owen [1827-1895].


Jane was the daughter of George Owen, watchmaker
 

They lived at

  • Erringden [1851]
  • Calder Bank, Erringden [1861]
  • Wood Top, Erringden [1871, 1881, 1891]

Jane died in 1895 (aged 70).

William died in 1896 (aged 75) 

Astin, WilliamRef 266-803
[1864-1886] Son of John Astin.

He was a tailor's cutter.

He never married.

He lived at Allan House, Sowerby Bridge.

He died at home [8th November 1886].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100.

Administration was granted to his father

Astin, WilliamRef 266-20
[1871-18??] Son of Thomas Astin, silk dresser.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a silk dresser of Lane Head, Brighouse [1892] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dyehouse engine tenter [1911].

In 1892, he married Annie Fox [1872-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of Lane Head, Brighouse, was the daughter of James Fox, stuff presser
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1893] who was an iron turner [1911]
  2. Joseph
  3. Fred Dixon [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 10 Albion Place, Brighouse [1901]
  • 20 Catherine Street, Brighouse [1911]

Astin, WilliamRef 266-14
[1875-19??] Son of Greenwood Astin.

He was a cotton spinner of Sunnybank, Hebden Bridge [1906] / a weaver [1912].

He lived at Horsehold, Hebden Bridge [1914]

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 1st January 1906, he married Selina [1874-1931].


Selina, of Sunny Bank, Hebden Bridge, was the daughter of William Gaskell, coal miner, and widow of Henry Hazelgrave, who she had married [1892] at Featherstone
 

Selina died in 1931 (aged 58) 

Astin, ZachariaRef 266-16
[17??-18??] He was a cardmaker [1798].

In 1798, he married Susannah Bottomley [1781-18??].

Children:

  1. Zacharia [b 1798-18??] who was bound or assigned [22nd  August 1812] to James Young, cabinet maker of Northgate,  Halifax for 7 years
  2. Joseph [bapt 1803]
  3. Mary [bapt 1803] who was bound or assigned [16th November  1816] to Samuel Bates, innkeeper, Shoulder of Mutton, Halifax for 7 years
  4. William [bapt 1806]
  5. Susannah [bapt 1808]
  6. Sarah [b 1810]
  7. Grace [bapt 1812]
  8. Elizabeth [bapt 1815]
  9. Jane [bapt 1819] who married [1846] widower Joseph  Gaukroger [1816-1???] (dyer), son of Joseph Gaukroger  (Dyer) 
  10. Zacharia [bapt 1821-1872]
  11. Ann [bapt 1829]

They lived at

  • Bottom of Town, Halifax [1812]
  • Berry Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 12 Berry Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 5 Kershaw's Yard, Halifax [1861]

Living with Susannah [in 1841] were Sarah Astin [b  1791] and grandchildren Ann Astin [b 1831], Grace Astin [b 1839] & Joseph Astin [b 1840].

Living with her [in 1851] were grandchildren Ann Astin [b  1831], Grace Astin [b 1839], Joseph Astin [b 1840] & John [b 1848], and lodgers Richard Tattersall [b  1802] (power loom weaver) & his wife Ellen Tattersall [b 1791]

Astin, ZachariahRef 266-10
[1784-1870] Born in Rossendale.

He married Betty [1781-18??].


Betty was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1822]
  2. William [b 1824]
  3. Sarah [b 1826]
  4. Henry [b 1828]
  5. James [b 1830]

They lived at

  • Harley House, Todmorden [1841]
  • Blind Lane, Todmorden [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1841] was Robert Nuttall [b 1829].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Thomas Sutcliffe [b  1845].

Zachariah died in 1870

Astin, ZachariahRef 266-809
[1842-1899] Son of William Astin.

He was a mechanic of Southowram [1869] / a mechanic / iron turner [1871] / an iron turner [1881].

In [Q1] 1869, he married Martha Ashworth [1846-1908] in Halifax.


Martha, of Halifax, was the daughter of John Ashworth
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1870]
  2. Lilly [b 1873]
  3. Amy / [b 1879]

They lived at

  • Back Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 3 Taylor Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

Zachariah died in 1899 (aged 56).

Martha died in 1908 (aged 61) 

 

 

Astin surnameRef 266-1
A variant of the surname Ashton

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

There are 57 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Astin, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Astin

Marriage 1876

 



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