Local Benefactors & Philanthropists


General Points

During the Victorian age, there were many social reformers, benefactors and philanthropists who helped the poor and needy of the area, and who contributed to the general public good

Crabtree has a long section on public charities and bequests in the district

Local Benefactors & Philanthopists

The Akroyd family of Halifax
The Hall family

Edward Akroyd
Jonathan Akroyd
John Appleyard
John Appleyard
Joshua Appleyard
Rev Hugh Atwell

Samuel Baines
John Baldwin
Mary Bedford
Rev Joseph Birch
British Workman House
Robert Brook
John Brooke
Joseph Brooksbank

Andrew Carnegie
John Caygill
George Clegg
Rev Richard Clegg
William Clegg
Sir Savile Brinton Crossley
Jane & Bryan Crowther
Mrs Jane Crowther
Joseph Crowther

Mrs Susanna Danson
Phoebe Dickinson

Mrs Sally Walton

The family of John Farrar
Mary Farrar
John Fielden
Samuel Fielden
Sir Algernon Freeman Firth
Thomas Firth
John Foster
John Henry Foster
George Foxcroft

John Greenwood

Henry Haigh
Halifax Citizens Guild
Dr Jeremiah Hall
Robert Halstead
Ann Holt
Miss Hopkinson
Mrs Ellen Hopkinson
Thomas Horton

Robert Inman

Mrs Charles Knapp

Mary Law
Henry Lee
Rev Dr George Legh

Mrs Rev Alfred Master
Henry Charles McCrea

Thomas Mitchell
Jane Moss

Edward Navey
Richard Nicall
Joshua Nicholson

Dr John Oakley
Richard Oastler
Peter Ormerod

Elizabeth Porter
Thomas Porter

Christopher Rawdon
James Rawdon
William Henry Rawson
Ernest Shaw Redman
Charles Robertshaw
John Robinson
Richard Rookes
The Rydings, Brighouse
Gilbert Ryley
Rev John Ryley

Sir Titus Salt
Sir Henry Savile
Samuel Shaw
John Smith
John Smyth
Ann Snydall
Sidney Squire
Sir William Staines
Charles Stockwell
Peter Sunderland
Samuel Sunderland
Anthony Sutcliffe
John Sutcliffe
Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker

John Tenant
Mrs Frances Thornhill
William Townend
Jonathan Turner

James Waddington
Josiah Wade
Robert Wade
Elizabeth Wadsworth
Edward Wainhouse
Isaac Walton
Catherine Grace Doherty Waterhouse
Nathaniel Waterhouse
Emma Jane Watkinson
Daughter of Christopher Wetherherd
Joseph Whitaker
Henry Whiteley
Nathan Whitley
Percival Nathan Whitley
Thomas Whitley
Mary Wilkinson
Thomas Wilkinson

Sarah Jane Yates

© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 16:26 / 28th October 2023 / 12224

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