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Child, Anne KitchenmanRef 507-229
Daughter of
Kitchenman Child.

Baptised 27th February 1811.

She was the second wife of John Crossley.

She died shortly after giving birth to their daughter Anne

This & associated entries use material contributed by Christina Crossley Ratcliffe & Christina Ratcliffe

Child, ArthurRef 507-1326
Born in Oldham.

He was a miner for railway company [1911].

In 1896, he married Elizabeth Wrigley [1876-19??] in Stockport.

Elizabeth was born in Manchester


  1. John Willie
  2. Charles Unwin
  3. Betty [b 1902]
  4. Ruth [b 1903]

The family lived at 19 Russell Street, Todmorden [1911].

Both sons served in World War I: John Willie died of wounds at Gallipoli & Charles Unwin was taken POW and escaped

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Child, Rev B.Ref 507-1251
Minister at
Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1865]

Child, CharlesRef 507-2100
Churchwarden at Halifax Parish Church [1850]

Child, CharlesRef 507-456
Born in Normanton.

Architect in Eastwood and Halifax.

He worked in the Calder Valley between 1840-1860. His work included

He also worked on the tower at Castle Hill, Huddersfield.

Architect Benjamin Whitehead Jackson was articled to Child.

Charles married (1) Unknown.

In [Q2] 1842, he married (2) Eliza Pickup [1808-1866] in Pontefract.

Eliza was born in Darrington

Child: William Hall

They lived at

  • King Cross Street, Halifax [1850]
  • 64 King Cross Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 56 King Cross Street, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were nephew Charles Henry Jackson [b 1850] & niece Eliza Alice Jackson [b 1852].

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery: Charles [1st January 1863]; Eliza [21st February 1866]

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant & William Highley

Child, Charles UnwinRef 507-1327
Son of
Arthur Child.

During World War I, he joined-up [September 1915] at the age of 15 and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

The Todmorden & District News [3rd January 1919] reported

Private C. Child, 10th Argyles, 292 Halifax Road, returned home yesterday from German captivity.

He was taken prisoner on September 30th 1918 at Le Cateau, suffering from a bayonet wound.

Along with a Russian comrade, he escaped on the 5th of December, and made their way to Bonn where they encountered British soldiers


In [Q1] 1920, he married Johanna Power in Todmorden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Child, GeorgeRef 507-1232
Threap Croft, Illingworth.

He married Unknown.

Child: daughter who married who married [1801] Jonathan Priestly from Ovenden

Child, Dr HerbertRef 507-2531

Of West Vale.

On 28th April 1885, he married Amy Brown at Nottingham

Amy was the only daughter of James Woodfall Brown of Nottingham

Child, Isabel EdithRef 507-970
Of Copley Wood. Elder daughter of
John Wright Child.

She married William Frederick Holroyde.

She died at her home in Bromley, Kent

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Child, JamesRef 507-2
Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a wool warehouseman (stapler) [1881] / a wool sorter [1891, 1901].

In [Q4] 1867, he married Elizabeth Ambler [1845-1???] in Keighley.

Elizabeth was born in Keighley


  1. John Hodgson [b 1871] who was a card maker's apprentice  [1891], a brass worker [1901]
  2. Percy [b 1873] who was an electrical engineer's  apprentice [1891], a mechanic (cash tills) [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1875] who was a dressmaker's apprentice [1891],  a dressmaker [1911]
  4. Herbert [b 1878] who was an office boy [1891], a grocer's  assistant [1901], a grocer (own account) [1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 5 children of whom 4 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • 15 Beech Hill Terrace, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 66 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was mother-in-law Sarah Ann Ambler [b 1822] (formerly paper tube maker).

James died in Halifax [Q2 1909] (aged 73) 

Child, Rev JohnRef 507-895
Born in Shelley, Yorkshire.

The first Vicar of Clifton [1887-1908].

He left to serve at Gainsborough.

In [Q3] 1868, he married Mary Annie N. Hazard [1839-19??] in South Shields, Durham.

Mary was born in South Shields


  1. Eleanor [b 1870]
  2. Mary [b 1871]
  3. Thomas [b 1876]
  4. Eliza F. [b 1878]

They lived at

John died in Gainsborough [Q2 1909] (aged 77)  & he was buried there.

See Edith Beatrice Armytage and The Parish Register of Hartshead

Child, John AtkinsonRef 507-240
Son of John Child.

Born in Idle; baptised at Idle [28th June 1807].

He was innkeeper at the Griffin, Halifax [1845, 1851, 1854].

He married Susan [1815-1???].

Susan was born in Haworth


  1. James [b 1836]
  2. Edward Ogden [bapt 24th February 1839]
  3. John Henry [bapt 18th June 1848]
  4. Eliza Ann [bapt 17th April 1853]

A John Atkinson Child died in Huddersfield [May 1865] & was buried at Huddersfield [26th May 1865]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Child, John WillieRef 507-476

Son of Arthur Child.

Born in Marple, Cheshire.

He was a member of Todmorden Boy Scouts / an office boy in a cotton mill [1911] / a rubber worker (before World War I).

His home was at 16 Pickthall Terrace, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted at Todmorden and served as a Private with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for

Gallant conduct on the 4th June 1915, south-west of Krithia (Dardanelles) in volunteering to attack a redoubt and holding it with four other men until relieved ten hours later

He died of wounds at Gallipoli [4th August 1915].

The Halifax Guardian [13th August 1915] published his photograph with an article which said that

he had been previously mentioned for gallantry in connection with the capture of a machine gun belonging to the Turks, and had now had a second mention for gallantry at the Dardanelles. It also reminded readers of his DCM for conspicuous bravery in the fighting in the Dardanelles, holding a trench along with Sergeant Major Bradshaw Allister, until reinforcements could be hurried up

The Halifax Guardian [12th May 1916] reported that he had been killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 17.

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref E 83]

Child, John WrightRef 507-969
Son of
Kitchenman Child.

Born in Halifax [9th October 1813]; baptised [25th December 1813].

He was an elector in the West Riding election for the Knight of the  Shire [1848] / a civil engineer [1851] / a mechanical engineer [1861] / Manager of Akroyd's Copley Mill [1866] / retired land owner – worsted manufacturer [1871] / a director of Akroyd's [1871].

On 7th July 1859, he married Isabel Robins [1835-1916] at St Mark's Church, Regents Park, London

Isabel was born 3rd June 1835


  1. Isabel Edith
  2. Harold Edward Akroyd [1862-1917]
  3. Amy Marion [1864-1934] who married [7th June 1899]  Sören Troldahl, a Dane
  4. Edmund Herbert [1866-1939]

They lived at

John died 7th February 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £78,776 7/11d.

Probate was granted to son Harold Edward Akroyd Child, Louis Henry Child, and Edward Huntriss

Isabel died 26th October 1916.

The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Michael Smelt

Child, Joseph CoulsonRef 507-121
Born in Horsforth, Yorkshire.

He was a furnace stoker (wire works) [1901] / an iron worker [1911].

In 1887, he married Grace Ellen Lupton [1861-1948] in Knaresborough.

Grace was born in Spofforth, Yorkshire


  1. Joseph [b 1885] who was an oiler in worsted spinning mill  [1901]
  2. Walter
  3. Alfred [b 1891] who was a machine tool fitter [1911]

They lived at

  • 2 John Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 32 Prospect Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Joseph's brother Edwin Child [b 1875] (biscuit van driver).

Joseph died in Halifax in 1926 (aged 68).

Grace died in Halifax [Q2 1926] (aged 87) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Child, KitchenmanRef 507-38
Of Ovenden.

Son of Susan Child.

Baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Illingworth [26th May 1772].

On 22nd April 1820, he married (1) Betty Wright at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Anne
  2. John Wright
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1815; bapt 9th October 1815; d 1882]

Details of Betty's death / burial place are not yet known.


On 17th April 1823, he married (2) Mary Illingworth [1788-1833] in Halifax.


  1. William who died 22nd September 1824 (aged 4 months)   
  2. Anna Maria [1825-3rd July 1909]
  3. Edward Illingworth [1826-1901]
  4. Louis Henry [1831-7th November 1916]

They lived at Blackmires, Ovenden [1833].

Mary died 29th January 1833 (aged 45) 

Kitchenman died 26th February 1838 (aged 65).

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 76]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Christina Crossley Ratcliffe

Child, SusannaRef 507-401
Daughter of William Child and Mary Booth.

Born in Hartshead [1st May 1709].

She married Joseph Gledhill

Child, WalterRef 507-135

Son of Joseph Coulson Child.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bobbin sider in worsted spinning mill [1901] / a butcher boarding in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire [1911].

In 1915, he married Rebecca Morris in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

They lived at

  • 122 Columbia Road, Grimsby
  • 32 Prospect Street, New Bank [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1916] with the 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He transferred and served as a Private with 108 Company Machine Gun Corps [January 1917].

He was sent to France [June 1917], sustained gunshot wounds to the back [August 1917], and was sent back to England for treatment.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [22nd December 1917].

He was appointed Acting Lance Corporal [February 1918].

Lance Corporal Walter Child (signaller) was demobbed in [January 1919], and received a pension of 8/3d because of 30% disability due to a gunshot wound to the back

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Child, William HallRef 507-2421
Son of
Charles Child.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Making Place Academy [1861]. He became an architect.

In 1867, he married Jane Seward Highley in Halifax.

William died December 1869 (aged 25).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £12,000

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Highley


Child surnameRef 507-1
Entries for people with the surname Child are discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Child

Marriage 1907


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