Carr ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Carr are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Carr, MrRef 407-1961
The family came from Settle and Giggleswick.

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas
  2. William

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover

Carr, A. J.Ref 407-872
Local poet.

He worked on the trams for Halifax Corporation transport.

His work included

  • The May Pole, Warley

He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

This & associated entries use material contributed by Emily Kearns

Carr, AnthonyRef 407-1978
Born in Southowram. He was a yeoman [1746] and a labourer [1755].

In 6th December 1746, he married Elizabeth Clapham from Kildwick at Kildwick.


  1. John [died in infancy 1747]
  2. Mary [b 1750]
  3. John [b 1755]

Carr, Major C. R.Ref 407-692
In 1922, he was one a 21 airmen who set off from Croydon Aerodrome in the 810-mile King's Cup race. As he flew his Avro Lucifer over Mixenden, he developed compass problems and had to land in a field behind
Mixenden Council school. He had to spend the night at the Old Cock in Halifax whilst the aircraft was taken to Savile Park

Carr, Mrs ElizabethRef 407-2365
In 1936, she was the proprietor of
Carr's Wallpaper Stores at 56 Southgate, Halifax, and a confectioner at 60 Southgate, Halifax

Carr, Eric DesmondRef 407-1368
Son of Violet & James Carr of Halifax.

Born in Harrogate.

He was educated at Akroyd Place School / employed by John Whittaker & Sons (Kingston) Limited.

He lived at 177 King Cross Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the battleship HMS Barham.

He saw action in Matapan & Crete.

He was lost [25th November 1941] (aged 23)  when his ship was torpedoed off Alexandria, Egypt, by German Submarine U-331, and sank with the loss of 862 of her crew of 1,311.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 47 2], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Carr, FannyRef 407-1043
In 1877, she married
George Hartley in Halifax.

They had a daughter Rosina [b 1879].

George died in 1883 (aged 24).

In 1886, Fanny had a son Charles Beaumont Hartley – no father was recorded on the baptism record

In 1891, the family were living as lodgers with Joe Beaumont.

On 24th August 1891, Fanny had a daughter Eliza Beaumont Hartley.

In 1901, Rosina and Charles were living as lodgers with Charles Beaumont, brother of Joe Beaumont

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Carr, Frederick UlyssesRef 407-1627
Son of Martha & George Carr.

Born in Brighouse.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

He died whilst seconded to the Egyptian Army. [10th November 1917] (aged 45).

He was buried at St Michael and All Angels, Haworth [South-West Part 741].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Carr, Rev George TrotterRef 407-2152
He was a Congregational Minister living at 1 Margaret Street, Halifax / associated with
Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

He died 24th May 1912 (aged 69)  & was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: I 467 C]

Carr, Rev H. J.Ref 407-2129
Pastor at
Lee Mount Baptist Church [August 1919]

Carr, JamesRef 407-143
Halifax attorney.

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History

Carr, JohnRef 407-1293
He was a Sgt-Major in the
2nd West Yorkshire Yeoman Cavalry [1828]  / landlord of the White Swan Inn & Posting House, Halifax [1828,  1834, 1837]

Carr, JohnRef 407-32
York-based mason and architect, known as Carr of York.

Son of Robert Carr.

Born at Horbury. He went into partnership with his father.

In 1746, he married Sarah Hinchcliffe. They had no children.

Carr designed many buildings, including Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, Haugh End House, Sowerby, Kirklees Hall, Brighouse, Lee House, Shibden, Lightcliffe Old Church, Pye Nest House, Halifax, Royds' House, Halifax, Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick, Shay House, Halifax, The Square, Halifax, Well Head House, Halifax and White Windows, Sowerby, and Harewood House which was later altered by Sir Charles Barry. He was Lord Mayor of York [1770, 1785]

Carr, Right Rev ThomasRef 407-2

Son of Thomas Carr.

He was appointed a chaplain to the East India Company and moved to India [1817].

In February 1838, he was appointed the first Bishop of Bombay

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mark William Fletcher & David Glover

Carr, RobertRef 407-454
Mason and quarry-owner of Leeds.

He married Unknown.


  1. John
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son

Carr, Rev StephenRef 407-528
Of Honley. He was a master at
Heath Grammar School. He was Curate at Southowram [1708-1714]

He married Sarah Richardson

Carr, ThomasRef 407-1962
Son of
Mr Carr.

He moved to Halifax around 1770.

He was a bookkeeper. He became a manufacturer and moved to Gomersal.

He married Catherine Wilkinson.


  1. son
  2. Thomas

This & associated entries use material contributed by Mark William Fletcher & David Glover

Carr, ThomasRef 407-1237
Around 1880, he established business as a painter and general house decorator at 11-13
Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He did much work for the British Government in many parts of the country. He also worked on the Halifax Borough Markets

Carr, ThomasRef 407-3
Son of Dorothy and Mr Carr.

He was a scourer.

In [Q4] 1850, he married Elizabeth Carlton [1828-1890] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax.

She was a washerwoman [1871] / a worsted reeler [1881]



  1. Mary Ann [1852-1926] who was a worsted reeler [1871,  1881] and never married
  2. Sarah Ann [1856-1923] who was a worsted reeler [1871] and  never married

The family lived at 16 Pitt Street, Halifax [1871, 1881].

Living with them [in 1871, 1881] were Elizabeth's mother Sarah Carlton [b 1797] & brother Benjamin Carlton [b 1841] (labourer 1871 / dyer 1881).

Thomas died 2nd April 1869 (aged 42).

Elizabeth died 23rd February 1890 (aged 62).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2557]

Carr, Thomas HowarthRef 407-1229
Born in Malton.

He was a clerk (stone and building trade) [1871] / a commercial clerk (stone trade) [1881] / a retired bookkeeper [1891].

In [Q2] 1840, he married (1) Mary Parker [1819-1876] in Otley.

Mary was born in Leeds


  1. Annie [b 1851] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  2. Martha Elizabeth [1853-1870]
  3. Hannah Louisa [1857-1872] who was a book sewer [1871]  

Mary died 30th March 1876 (aged 57), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1698] with the children ()  and Joseph Samuel Kirk.

In [Q3] 1876, Thomas (possibly) married (2) Mary Ann Kirk [1833-1???] in Scarborough.

Mary Ann was born in Leeds

They lived at

  • 45 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • Leeds [1881]
  • The Terrace, Jowett Lane, Leeds [1891]

Thomas died in Leeds [Q2 1892] (aged 75) 

Does anyone know whether / how Joseph Samuel Kirk & Mary Ann Kirk were related?

Carr, Dr WilliamRef 407-1963
Son of
Mr Carr.

He was a surgeon apothecary at Elland

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover

Carr, WilliamRef 407-1831
Manager at
Halifax Corporation Gas Works. On 20th November 1888, he was charged with

wilfully, and with intent to defraud, abstracting 78 pages from a book said to be necessary for getting to the bottom of the gas scandals


Carr surnameRef 407-1
Possibly derived from the element Carr.

There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Carr, as discussed in this SideTrack.

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