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Baxter, ChristopherRef 320-6
[1851-1???] Son of Thomas Baxter, warper.

Born in Blackburn / Accrington, Lancashire.

He was a weaver of Clough Holmes [1871] / a cotton weaver & bookseller [1881] / a bookseller & stationer [1882, 1891].

In [Q2] 1871, he married (1) Sarah Ann Bulcock [1850-18??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Sarah Ann, a weaver of Oak Street, Todmorden, was the daughter of James Bulcock
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

Sarah Ann died before 1881.

In 1882, he married (2) Sarah [1852-1???] at Heptonstall Church.


Sarah, of Stansfield, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Henry Close, weaver, and widow of Mr Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1883]
  2. Gilbert Arnold [b 1886]

The family lived at

  • 3 Mount Street, Stansfield, Todmorden (boarding with Charles Broadbent) [1881]
  • 219 Duckworth Street, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire [1891]

Baxter, ClementRef 320-1007
[1892-1917] Son of John Baxter.

Born 12th October 1892.

He was a brewer's labourer [1911] / employed at Brookfoot Dye Works [for 7 years] / a member of the Halifax Trades Club.

In 1916, he married Ada Fox in Halifax.

They lived with Clement's parents at Sunny Mount, Sutcliffe Road, Hipperholme, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [11th December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed about 10:00 am [31st October 1917] by a shell while in the front line trench.

He was buried at Wancourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 49]. and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. The Halifax Courier [24th November 1917] reported his death with a photograph

Baxter, EdgarRef 320-1069
[1897-1916] Son of James Baxter.

He was a worsted spinner [1911] / an employee in the foundry of Wright Sutcliffe & Son.

He was with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) when World War I was declared. He later transferred to the Royal Field Artillery.

He obtained his discharge.

He served as a Rifleman / Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France in September 1915, but was invalided home with fever in January 1916, and taken to the Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow. Complications set in, and he underwent 3 operations.

He died in Bell Houston Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow [17th May 1916] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [20th May 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden ((Grave Ref: I19))  [20th May 1916].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baxter, EdwardRef 320-3
[1821-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a foundry labourer [1861] / a wool comber [1871].

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1850] who was a mill hand spinner [1871]

In [Q1] 1857, he married (2) Elizabeth in Halifax.


Elizabeth (née Magson) was the widow of
James Pollard.

She had 3 daughters by her first marriage; they were living with the Baxter family in 1861

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1858]

They lived at

  • 2 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1861]
  • 10 Wiscombe Bank, Southowram [1871]

Edward died in Halifax [Q4 1877] (aged 56).

Elizabeth died 27th February 1898 (aged 76).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3619] with her first husband James Pollard & daughter Hannah Maria Pollard

Baxter, Edwin SamRef 320-4880
[1854-1904] Born in Bradford.

He was landlord of the Granby, Queenshead [1903-1904].

He married Jane.

He was found dead at the Granby [February 1904].

Jane took over at the Granby [1904-1908]

Baxter, FredRef 320-1827
[1876-19??] Son of Henry Baxter.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted operative [1891] / a worsted yarn maker-up [1901] / a labourer (dye works) [1911] / employed in the bottling department of Whitaker's Brewery [1914].

In 1904, he married Alice Maud M Clements in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ivy [b 1905]
  2. Annie [b 1905]
  3. Clifford [b 1907]
  4. Gladys [b 1909]
  5. Alfred [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 19 Rake Bank, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]
  • 18 Moxon Terrace, Old Lane

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was sent to France [May 1916].

On 26th May 1917, the Halifax Courier reported that he was part of a group that broke through enemy lines but was then surrounded, and that he was posted missing on the 3rd May 1917.

On 23rd June 1917, the Halifax Courier reported that he was a POW in Cassel, Germany.

He survived the War and was demobbed in February 1919

Baxter, H.Ref 320-1014
[18??-191?] Of Southowram.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

Baxter, HarryRef 320-822
[1880-1917] He worked for Halifax Corporation Tramways Department.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 6 Hadassah Street, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 37).

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

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baxter, HenryRef 320-1825
[1842-19??] Son of William Baxter, blacksmith.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a sizer of Ovenden [1863] / a labourer (dye works) [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881] / a dyer's labourer of Friendly, Ovenden [1885] / a general labourer [1891].

In [Q1] 1863, he married (1) Sarah Lord [1844-1884] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Ovenden, was born in Boothtown, the daughter of William Lord, mason.

She had a son Alfred Lord [b 1863], father unknown – could the father be Henry Baxter?

 

Children:

  1. Alfred Lord [b 1863] who was a dyer's labourer [1881], a  boiler shop labourer [1901]
  2. William Henry [b 1865] who was an apprentice plumber  [1881], a woollen operative [1891]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1871] who married [Halifax Q4 1890] David  Smith [1860-1???] (brass finisher of Moor Side, Ovenden) 
  5. James [b 1873] who was a labourer brass foundry [1891]
  6. Fred
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1878] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  8. Rosetta [b 1881]

Sarah died in Halifax in 1884 (aged 42) 

In 1885, Henry married (2) Sarah [1847-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Ovenden Cross, was the daughter of James Snowden, delver, and widow of John Elliott.

She had 3 children by her first marriage

 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1886] who was a worsted doffer 1901

They lived at

  • 3 Smith's Terrace, Ovenden [1871]
  • 5 Cheau? Car?, Ovenden [1881]
  • 5 Stonaly? Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 5 Friendly Fold, Ovenden [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were Sarah's children: Tim Elliot [b 1868], Horatio Elliot [b 1873], and Elizabeth Rebecca Elliot [b 1882]

Baxter, HoraceRef 320-825
[1892-1916] He lived at 67 King Cross Street, Halifax.

He worked for Mackintosh's.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the Dardanelles [3rd September 1916] (aged 24).

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

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

Baxter, Isaac EdwardRef 320-994
[1872-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was a coal miner [1895] / a coal miner hewer [1911].

In [Q3] 1895, he married Annie Elizabeth McCabe [1875-1935] in Belfast.


Annie Elizabeth was born in Lanarkshire
 

Children:

  1. James Henry
  2. Walter Renshaw
  3. William Robert [b 1904]
  4. Lily Agnes [b 1906]
  5. Albert Beaumont [b 1909]

They lived at

  • Common Lane, Southowram [1901]
  • 16 Marsh Lane, Southowram
  • 22 Lambs Field Place, Gelderd Road, Birstall [1911]
  • 12 Gelderd Road, Birstall [1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action at Hill 60 [17th April 1915] (aged 42).

He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. [Grave Ref 61 A 16].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and (possibly) on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

Sons James Henry & Walter Renshaw died in World War I

Baxter, J.Ref 320-1650
[17??-18??] Of Barkisland Free School. He wrote several poems and The Young Christians' Cyclopædia
or, a compendium of Christian Knowledge: consisting of a Series of Lessons on Morality, Virtue and Religion, carefully selected from the best Authors. Compiled chiefly for the Instruction of the Young, in their Religious, Moral and Social Duties, and to imbue their minds with the love of Piety and Virtue.

Intended as a Class-Book at School; especially for the use of Sunday Schools. Intended for the Use of Young Persons, of both Sexes, at School, and for Families.

Published by R. Sugden of Halifax, and Baldwin, Cradock & Joy of London [1818]

Baxter, JamesRef 320-1068
[1873-1955] Son of Henry Baxter, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of 68 Fenton Street, Bradford [1894] / a stone mason labourer [1901] / a labourer stoker [1911].

In [Q3] 1894, he married Ada Lang [1875-1962] at St Andrew, Bradford.


Ada, of 62 Laurence Street, Bradford, was born in Bolton, Lancashire, the daughter of Thomas Lang
 

Children:

  1. William (Willie) Henry [1895-1916]
  2. Edgar
  3. Nelly [b 1899]
  4. Thomas Robinson [b 1901]
  5. Florrie [b 1903]
  6. Lillian [b 1905]
  7. James [1917-2007] who married Esther [1923-2009]

They lived at

  • 5 Green Hall, Halifax [1901]
  • 19 Boy Lane, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Boy Lane, Wheatley, Halifax

James died 20th February 1955 (aged 81).

Ada died 21st December 1962 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden ((Grave Ref: I19)) 

Baxter, JamesRef 320-3055
[1852-1938] Son of John Baxter, and brother of Martha who married James's business partner Peter Metcalfe Granger.

Born in Northowram.

He was working in a worsted mill [1861] / an assistant to colouring(?) [1871] / a commercial clerk / bookkeeper in worsted mill [1881] / a carpet dealer [1891, 1901] / a linoleum merchant, carpet bag & school satchel manufacturer [1911] / Partner in Baxter & Granger.

In 1877, he married Mary Hannah Blagborough in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of George Blagborough
 

Children:

  1. Louisa [1879-1884] who was buried with her  Blagbrough grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3662]
  2. Amy [b 1883]

They lived at

  • 8 Albion Street, Halifax [living with George Blagborough 1881]
  • Mayfield Grove, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Marlborough Avenue, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Baxter, James HenryRef 320-2
[1842-1916] Born in Halifax.

He was a coal miner (hewer) [1901].

In [Q3] 1872, he married Martha Ann McDanielson [1853-1937] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Bolton.

She was a worsted warper [1901]

 

They lived at 15 Battinson Street, Southowram [1901].

James Henry (possibly) died in Halifax [Q4 1916].

Martha Ann (possibly) died in Bolton [Q3 1937]

Baxter, James HenryRef 320-1371
[1896-1916] Son of Isaac Edward Baxter.

He was a coal mine trammer [1911].

He lived with his grandmother in Southowram.

He enlisted before the outbreak of War.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shellfire during a night raid [14th September 1916] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Southowram War Memorial.

His father and brother Walter Renshaw also died in the War

Baxter, JeremiahRef 320-3391
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1699, 1700]

Baxter, JeremiahRef 320-3171
[1628-1696] Of Northowram.

He built Baxter House.

He married (1) Elizabeth [1629-1685].

Children:

  1. Jeremy
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1661-1728] who married Joseph Halliday

Heywood records


[his wife, Elizabeth] died 13th January 1685 aged 56, languish 10 years
 

He married (2) Susannah [16??-1718].

Children:

  1. Elkanah [bapt 1687-1727] of Leeds who married [11  Mar 1710] Hannah Drake at London
  2. Susanna [bapt 1689] who married [1724] Richard  Roust at Coley
  3. Jeremy [bapt 1691-1723] who died of a fever
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 1693] who married [1720] Abraham  Foster (of Bradford) at Halifax
  5. John [bapt 1695-1717]
  6. Joseph [bapt 1698-1715]
  7. Nathan [bapt 1700]
  8. Thomas [bapt 1702-1723] who died of smallpox at London
  9. Mary [1705-1715]

Susannah died 10th October 1718.

The family were members of Heywood's Chapel.

Heywood records


Jeremiah Baxter of Northourum my good neighbour dyed Jan 3, buryed at Halifax Jan 96 (1696) aged 68
 

Baxter, JeremyRef 320-3172
[16??-1730] Son of Jeremiah Baxter.

He was educated at the Bell School, Northowram.

Like other of the family, he was a member of Heywood's Chapel.

He inherited Baxter House

Baxter, JohnRef 320-1006
[1868-1937] Son of Thomas Baxter, bootmaker.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a stuff presser of Nursery Lane, Ovenden [1888] / a stuff presser (dyeworks) [1891, 1901] / a stuff presser (dyers & finishers) [1911].

On 11th February 1888, he married Ellen Selina Painten [1868-1927] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen Selina, of Lee Mount, Ovenden, was born in Stonesfield, Oxford, the daughter of James Painten, carter
 

Children:

  1. Lilly [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. Clement
  3. Eleanor [b 1895] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  4. Doris [b 1896] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  5. Edith [b 1898] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  6. Florence [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 19 Ovenden Road, Ovenden [1891]
  • 13 John Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 4 Sunny Mount, Hipperholme [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was John's sister Emma Baxter [b 1871] (maternity nurse) 

Baxter, JohnRef 320-3488
[1790-1830] Master of Barkisland Grammar School [1807-1830].

In 1822, he was listed as

Master of Free GS, and agent to Miss Bold, Bold Hall, Lancashire

His sister kept a school [1822].

He died intestate [1st May 1830].

His pupils placed a tablet in his memory in Ripponden Church

Baxter, JohnRef 320-3248
[1825-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a civil engineer [1861] / a factory engine driver [1871].

He married Nanny [1817-1???] from Wheatley.

Children:

  1. William [b 1850]
  2. James
  3. Martha [b 1857] who married Peter Metcalfe Granger the  business partner of her brother James
  4. Ann [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • 2 Thornber Building, Lock Street, Caddy Field, Southowram [1861]
  • 2 Marvell's Court, Halifax [1871]

Baxter, JohnRef 320-4
[1858-1926]

In [Q1] 1880, he married Mary Ellen Baxter [1860-1929] in Halifax.

John died 18th July 1926 (aged 68).

Mary Ellen died 2nd October 1929 (aged 69).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1663] with Mary Ellen's parents

Baxter, R.Ref 320-1200
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

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

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Baxter, ThomasRef 320-607
[1877-1918] Son of Christopher Baxter.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a warehouse boy [1891] / a printer [1906] / a member of the Typographical Association / a cotton weaver [1911] / employed by Edward Lord at Gauxholme.

On 24th April 1906, he married Florence Maria Tolley at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Florence Maria, of 9 Stansfield Road, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of George Tolley.

She had an illegitimate son (?) Ernest Wade Tolley [b 1898]

 

Children:

  1. Jack [1907-1977]
  2. Clifford [1908-1971]
  3. Louisa Ellen [1909-1984] who married [Haslingden 1939]  Joseph H. Baron
  4. Gilbert A. [b 1914]
  5. Doris [1916-1997] who married [Haslingden 1939] Albert  Bentley

The family lived at

  • 11 Vale Cottages, off Wellington Road, Todmorden (with  Florence's widowed mother) [1911]
  • 41 Little Holme Street, Shade [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted [9th May 1915], and he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport).

He was killed instantaneously by a shell [1st April 1918].

The Todmorden & District News [12th April 1918] reported his death, and his photograph appeared in the Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [19th April 1918].

He was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref VIII E 20].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden

Baxter, Walter RenshawRef 320-1005
[1898-1918] Son of Isaac Edward Baxter.

Born in Halifax [28th March 1898].

He was a labourer [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Bradford [19th March 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [10th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-75 & 162A].

His father and brother James Henry also died in the War

Baxter, WilliamRef 320-5
[1849-1917]

In [Q2] 1872, he married Sarah Wilkinson [1848-1929] in Halifax.

William died 16th April 1917 (aged 68).

Sarah died 11th December 1929 (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2446]

Baxter, WilliamRef 320-3310
[17??-1???] Halifax brewer.

He built the New North Bridge Inn [1772]. He changed its name to the Pine Apple [1779]

Baxter, WilliamRef 320-711
[1794-1858] Born in Skircoat.

He gave land for the building of Christ Church, Barkisland [1820].

He was a member of the Board of Guardians of Halifax Poor Law Union  [1837], High Constable [1841], and High Constable (Morley Division) [1851].

He married Mary [1796-1875] from Horton.

The family lived at Barkisland Lower Hall [1841, 1851, 1861].

He is mentioned in September 1848, in connection with the sale of property in Lancashire, and in 1856 as land agent for the sale connected to the case of Horton vs Thompson.

He died at Barkisland Lower Hall [17th August 1858].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £800.

His will was proved by his nephew Rev Thomas Preston Nowell Baxter, of Great Coates, near Grimsby.

Mary died in 1875.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [Grave Refs: 396 & 412].

There is a tablet in Christ Church, Barkisland to his memory

 

 

Baxter surnameRef 320-1
This occupational surname is the feminine form of Baker – compare Webb, Weaver & Webster There are 28 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Baxter, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Baxter

Marriage 1873

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2446

 



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