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Crabtree, AbrahamRef 97-4
[1820-1879] He was a farmer at East Lee in Stansfield [1860].

On 6th September 1860, he married Sally at Halifax Parish Church.


Sally was the widow of Henry Heap
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [1861-1945]

Crabtree, AbrahamRef 97-2623
[1823-1879] Son of William Crabtree.

He married Sarah Bolton [1822-1875].

Children:

  1. Johanna [b 1844] who married John Judson
  2. Caroline [b 1847]
  3. Alfred
  4. Greenwood [b 1852]
  5. Bolton [b 1855]
  6. Sarah Ann [b 1856]
  7. Henry [b 1864]

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery

Crabtree, AlbertRef 97-75
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of Sam Crabtree.

He was a teacher at Union Methodist School, Midgley / a grocer [1911] / employed by Midgley Co-operative Society.

During World War I, he served as a Private West Riding Regiment.

He went to France [January 1917].

He was invalided home with trench fever [November 1917], and returned to the Front [May 1918].

He was recommended for distinction


for carrying a wounded comrade off the field, under heavy shell fire.

On another occasion, when his officer was injured, he was able to rally the men

 

He was awarded the Military Medal

His photograph appears with reports of his award in the Halifax Courier [2nd November & 9th November 1918]

Crabtree, AlfredRef 97-13
[1895-1918] MM.

Son of Walter Crabtree.

He was a member of the School & Choir at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone / a cattle dealer with his father / working on the family farm [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery [March 1916], then transferred and served as a Lance Corporal with A Company 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Medal [April 1918]. The Todmorden & District News [10th May 1918] published his photograph The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [6th September 1918] published an article in which


The Commanding Officer, Royal Berkshire Regiment congratulates Lance-Corporal Crabtree on his splendid behaviour on March 22nd 1918, when he organised a party and killed six of the enemy whom he found in possession of a tool dump
 

He was leading a number of men into action when he was shot down, killed instantaneously [24th August 1918] (aged 23). The Halifax Courier [7th September 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, France [Grave Ref III E 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, AlfredRef 97-2587
[1850-1927] Son of Abraham Crabtree.

He was a dyer [1897].

He married Mary Jane Horsfield [1847-1911].


Mary Jane was the daughter of William Horsfield
 

Children:

  1. Florence [1871-1937] who married John James Greenwood
  2. Sarah Eliza [1873-1958] who married Arthur Crabtree
  3. Mary [1875-1925]
  4. Arthur
  5. Frederick Alfred

They lived at Higher East Lee, Eastwood, Todmorden [1917].

He is not listed after the 1891 census.

Members of the family were buried at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge though Alfred was not

Crabtree, AllanRef 97-27
[1891-1918] Son of John Crabtree.

He was a cotton weaver [1911] / a cloth inspector for the Dunlop Rubber Company, Castleton / a teacher at Cornholme United Methodist Sunday school.

On 10th September 1917, he married Hilda Crowther at Cornholme United Methodist Church.


Hilda was the daughter of Barton Crowther
 

They lived at 906 Burnley Road, Cornholme.

They had no children.

During World War I, he joined up [17th September 1917], he served as a Private with C Company 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was sent to France [January 1918].

He died 28th April 1918 (aged 27).

The Todmorden & District News [30th August 1918] reported that


Private Allan Crabtree, West Yorkshire Regiment, was reported missing [25th April 1918] and died of wounds as a prisoner of war in a field hospital at Bousbeeque [28th April 1918]
 

He was buried at Pont-de-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France [Grave Ref IV G 29].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

In [Q3] 1924, Hilda married William H. Sykes in Todmorden

Crabtree, AlvaRef 97-19
[1905-1940] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Acasta.

He died 8th June 1940 when his ship was shelled and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 193 of her crew of 194.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 42 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, AngusRef 97-52
[1887-1917] Son of Harry Crabtree.

Born in Low Moor.

He was a bobbin setter in worsted mill [1901] / a dyer's labourer of Lee Bank, Ovenden [1908] / a press labourer in dyehouse [1911] / employed by Allen North & Company at Old Lane Dye Works, Halifax.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Lena [1879-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lena, of Lee Bank, Ovenden, was born in Leeds, the daughter of William Turner, dyer's labourer, and widow of Mr Haigh.

She had 2 daughters by her first marriage:

  1. George Jordane Haigh [b 1897] who was a bobbin setter in  worsted mill [1911]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth Haigh [b 1903]
 

Children:

  1. Alice M. [b Q4 1911]
  2. Sybil [b Q4 1914]

They lived at

  • 14 St Peter Street, Boothtown [1911]
  • 18 St Mark Street, Boothtown

During World War I, he enlisted [20th February 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to Salonika [14th November 1915] and to France [1st July 1916]. He was wounded [December 1916] and returned to France [9th February 1917].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 30).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [16th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Crabtree, AnnRef 97-779
[18??-18??] In the 19th century she ran Ann Crabtree's School at her home in Foxen Lane Head, Mill Bank

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-8
[1867-1941] FLS.

Son of Joseph Crabtree.

Born in Halifax [4th April 1867].

He was educated at Halifax new school / a worsted spinner [1891] / Vice-Chairman of the Evening Continuation Schools, Halifax / a member of the County Borough Council of Halifax / Honorary Curator of the Municipal Natural History Museum / a Fellow of the Linnaean Society [1900] / living on own means [1901, 1911].

In June 1891, he married Elizabeth Anne Leach.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Leach
 

Children:

  1. Doris E. [b 1897]
  2. Arthur Cecil [b 1901]
  3. Barbara [b 1908]

They lived at Merlewood, Skircoat which Arthur had built in 1898. They were there [1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Sarah Jane Leach [b 1875] (lady's help).

Around 1936, they moved to the Lake District, and lived at

  • Burn How, Windermere [1939]
  • Winston, Windermere [1941]

Arthur died 26th January 1941 (aged 73).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,342.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth Anne, & son Arthur Cecil

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-2627
[1874-1948] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Partner in Crabtree Brothers.

He was instrumental in the building of Savile Road Bowling Club. He donated the Arthur Crabtree trophy to the Club which is still played for each year.

In 1897, he married Sarah Eliza Crabtree in Todmorden.


Sarah Eliza was the daughter of Alfred Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Albert [1907-1943] who never married

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-2586
[1878-1917] Son of Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Eastwood.

He was a weaver with Roger Shackleton & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the West Riding Regiment.

He was killed in France [5th July 1917] (aged 39).

He was buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IV B 14].

The stone incorrectly states his age as 24 though he was actually 40 years old; hopefully, this will be corrected.

He is listed on the family grave at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel

Crabtree, ArthurRef 97-71
[1898-19??] MM.

Son of George Henry Crabtree.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by David Hanson & Sons at Stannary.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Motor Transport Company.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1918] for


conspicuous bravery in recovering wounded under shell & machine gun fire
 

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [13th July 1918].

He survived the War

Crabtree, Arthur DennisRef 97-63
[1871-1929] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a general carrier [1901] / a coachman (domestic) [1911].

In [Q3] 1893, he married Emily Hallawell [1870-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1897]
  2. Norman Hallawell

They lived at

  • Stirling Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Mayfield Grove, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 40 Stanley Road, Halifax [1929]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q9 1929] (aged 50) 

Arthur died 4th August 1929 (aged 58).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £202 15/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily

Crabtree, AtkinsonRef 97-1865
[1839-1904] Hat dealer at Todmorden.

In November 1884, he was declared bankrupt

Crabtree, BarkerRef 97-2160
[18??-1???] Of Todmorden.

He was a member of the Todmorden Scientific Association

Crabtree, Mrs BessyRef 97-2594
[1828-1907] Born in Ovenden.

She was landlady of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1887, 1896] / a retired landlady (living at 302 Gibbet Street, Halifax with her  widowed daughter Elizabeth) [1901].

She died in Halifax [Q1 1907] (aged 79) 

Crabtree, BrianRef 97-321
[19??-] Brother of Shirley Crabtree. He was the compère of the popular TV programme Saturday Afternoon Wrestling

Crabtree, ChampionRef 97-45
[1845-1905] Born in Todmorden [Q3 1945].

In [Q1] 1868, he married Susannah Tatham in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1867-1871]
  2. Luke [1875-1900]
  3. Hannah [1871-1874]
  4. Ben [1878-1945]

Champion died 2nd March 1905 (aged 59½).

Susannah died 12th June 1907 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church [6 1]

Crabtree, CharlesRef 97-111
[1832-1912] He established Charles Crabtree Limited.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a member of the Todmorden Local Board for many years [first elected  in 1886] / a member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1877 to 1884] / a cotton manufacturer employing 7 hands [1861] / a cotton manufacturer [1871] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer employing 114 hands [1881] / a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901] / a retired cotton manufacturer [1911].

In 1866, he married Ellen [1832-1???].


Ellen was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Barker [b 1855]
  2. Ann [b 1857]
  3. Betsy [b 1866] who was a pupil teacher [1881], an  assistant teacher [1891], a school teacher [1901]
  4. Herbert [b 1868] who was a cotton warehouseman [1891]
  5. Edward Crabtree
  6. Charles [b 1874] who was a pupil teacher [1891]
  7. Walter [b 1876]

They lived at

  • Chapel House, Stansfield [1861]
  • 24 Dale Street, Langfield [1871]
  • 1 Cross Street, Langfield [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Charles died in Todmorden [3rd September 1912] (aged 80)  The Todmorden & District News [6th September 1912] published an obituary with a photograph

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [6th September 1912]

Crabtree, Charles H.Ref 97-943
[1904-1981] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

In 1929, he married Elsie Marion Gaukroger [1905-1993] at Barton-upon-Irwell.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Jonathan

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, ClementRef 97-53
[1898-1916] He lived at 2 Lawrence Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action on the Somme [19th July 1916] (aged 18).

He was buried at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France [Grave Ref XIII D 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Crabtree, Conrad GeorgeRef 97-2624
[1912-1996] Son of Frederick Alfred Crabtree.

He adopted the stage name Paul Conrad.

He was musical director for several stars, including David Whitfield, with whom he composed songs such as My One True Love

Crabtree, CorneliusRef 97-61
[1818-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Crabtree of Hipperholme.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [6th September 1818]

Crabtree, CreswellerRef 97-32
[1869-1938] Son of Richard Crabtree, chartered accountant.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a chartered accountant [1906] / an accountant [1926].

On 24th October 1906, he married Annie Elizabeth Fielding [1875-19??] at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.


Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of Eli Fielding, commission agent
 

The family lived at

  • Lyndale, Hebden Bridge
  • Hilton Street, Hebden Bridge [1938]

Cresweller died 11th November 1938.

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [14th November 1938].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £17,683 16/9d, [resworn £42,299 3/9d]. Probate was granted to his widow Annie Elizabeth, Kenneth Turner Crabtree (accountant), and Gerald Vernon Crabtree (chartered accountant) 

See Frederick Hague Moss

Crabtree, DanRef 97-2154
[18??-19??] He established Dan Crabtree & Sons.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Crabtree, DavidRef 97-28
[1863-1923] Born in Wadsworth.

He was an insurance agent [1901, 1911] / a Prudential Insurance agent.

In [Q3] 1891, he married Mary Ellen Greenwood [1860-1942] in Todmorden.


Mary Ellen was born in Cragg Vale
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1893] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  2. Frank

They lived at

  • 19 Burnley Road, White Lee Terrace, Mytholmroyd, Todmorden [1901]
  • 58 Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd [1911]
  • 5 East View, Mytholmroyd [1916]

Living with them [in 1901] was widowed mother Elizabeth Crabtree [b 1828].

The couple died in Mytholmroyd

Crabtree, Douglas BarkerRef 97-2584
[1914-1950] Son of Frederick Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 616 Squadron and fought in the Battle of Britain.

Crabtree, EdgarRef 97-870
[1890-19??] Poet.

Born Foster Clough, Mytholmroyd. He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

Crabtree, EdithRef 97-64
[1907-1980] Daughter of John Thomas Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby [16th July 1907].

She worked in a clothing factory.

In 1925, she emigrated to Canada, where she stayed with her sister Mrs Mary Ann Paul at Lake Alma, Saskatchewan.

On 25th April 1927, she married Thomas Paul [1888-1964] at Radville, Saskatchewan. Children:

  1. Alfred [19??-1980]
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. son
  6. daughter
  7. daughter

The couple farmed north of Lake Alma. In 1956, they moved to Lake Alma.

Thomas died 21st October 1964.

Edith (possibly) died in Canada [2nd September 1980].

Members of the family were buried at Nordalen Cemetery, Lake Alma

Crabtree, EdwardRef 97-808
[1870-19??] Son of Charles Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton manufacturer (staying with the Walmsley family in Darwen)   [1891] / manager at cotton weaving mill [1901] / a director of Charles Crabtree Limited / a manufacturer of cotton clothes (employer).

In 1894, he married Lily Walmsley at the United Methodist Chapel, Duckworth Street, Darwen, Lancashire.


Lily was born in Darwen, the daughter of Alderman Walmsley of Darwen
 

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [20th July 1894] published a long account of the wedding, reporting that


they went to Bournemouth for their honeymoon, and they would live at Stansfield Cottage, Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Betty Ellen [b 1902]
  3. Mary Isabel [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Stansfield Cottage, Stansfield, Todmorden [1901, 1911]
  • Lytham, Lancashire

Living with them [in 1901] were niece Mary Halliwell [b 1892] and widowed mother-in-law Betty Walmsley [b Poulton-le-Fylde 1833].

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Crabtree, EdwardRef 97-101
[1818-1865] Born in Bradford.

He was an overlooker in a worsted factory [1851] / a carpet dresser [1861].

He married Mary [1818-1874].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1844]
  2. Ann [b 1846] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. William [1847-1850]
  4. Sarah [1850-1929] who was a worsted spinner [1861], &  never married
  5. Jane [b 1852] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  6. James [1854-1936]
  7. Mary [1856-1884]
  8. Martha [b 1856]
  9. Henry [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • 2 Corporation Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 3 North Street, Halifax [1851]

Living with them [in 1861] was Edward's brother George Crabtree & family.

Edward died 14th November 1865 (aged 47).

Mary died 14th September 1874 (aged 56).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2778]

Crabtree, EdwinRef 97-857
[1870-1939] JP. He was Mayor of Todmorden [1924-1925]

Crabtree, EdwinRef 97-76
[1894-1980] Landlord of the Old Bridge, Ripponden [1942-1951]

Crabtree, ElijahRef 97-1123
[1???-18??] He had a school at Arches Street, Halifax [1822].

He was a stationer and bookseller at 19 Southgate, Halifax [1829]

Crabtree, ElijahRef 97-83
[1788-1860] He was an agent [1841] / manager in a brewery [1851].

On 14th February 1818, he (possibly) married Hannah Whitehead [1791-1866] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Maria Louisa [8th April 1819-16th August 1869] who  married (possibly) (1) Mr Haley & (2) John McKerrow,  & was buried with her parents
  2. Caroline Amelia Elizabeth [1820-1895] who married  Charles Beswick
  3. (possibly) Ann Eliza [bapt 1st May 1822]
  4. Lois [b 14th February 1824] who was a factory hand  [1841], & married [Halifax [Q1] 1849] John Smith
  5. William [b 1826] who was a factory hand [1841]
  6. Betsy [January 1828-12th January 1866] who was a power  loom weaver [1851], 7 was buried with her parents
  7. Mary [b 1830]

They lived at

  • Garden Street, Halifax [1841]
  • Upper Mile Cross, Halifax [1851]

Elijah died 25th May 1860 (aged 72).

Hannah died 6th January 1866 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3930] with Charles Beswick

Crabtree, ElijahRef 97-103
[1795-1874] He was a weaver [1841] / a farm servant [1871].

He married Harriet [1799-1866].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty [b 1823] who was a weaver [1841] who married  Joseph Richardson
  3. Hannah [b 1825] who was a rover [1841]
  4. Sarah 12 [b 1829]
  5. Mary [b 1832]
  6. Rose [1835-1850]
  7. Pliny [b 1839]
  8. Ellen [b 1843] who married Samuel Bedford [b 1843]  (cotton overlooker 1871) 

They lived at

  • New Pellon, Halifax [1841]
  • 12 Cross Street, Ovenden [1871]

Harriet died 27th December 1866 (aged 67).

Elijah died 30th November 1874 (aged 79).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2875] with grandchildren John Richardson & Rose Ellen Kershaw

Crabtree, Miss ElizabethRef 97-1354
[18??-19??] She had a private school at Todmorden [1905].

She had a school at Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crabtree, EllisRef 97-62
[1852-1908] Son of Levi Crabtree.

Born in Scammonden [25th April 1852].

He was a woollen weaver (power loom) [1871] / a power loom tuner [1881, 1891, 1901].

In [Q1] 1877, he married (1) Betty Walker [1846-1887] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Stainland [16th March 1846]
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Alice L. [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Walker [b 1883] who was a cotton piecer [1901]

Betty died 27th December 1887 (aged 41).

In [Q2] 1890, he married (2) Lydia Sutcliffe [1854-1909] in Halifax.


Lydia was born in Bradford [5th October 1854]
 

Children:

  1. Amy [1891-19th March 1928] who married Arnold M. Speight, & was buried with her parents

They lived at

  • Sowood [1846]
  • Clay Pit Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]
  • Sowood Hill, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • Clay Pit Lane, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]

Ellis died 27th May 1908 (aged 56).

Lydia died 12th March 1909.

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with granddaughter Nora who died 14th June 1925 (aged 15 months) 

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-17
[1899-1918] Son of Joseph Crabtree.

He was a member of the choir at St Michael & All Angels' Church, Cornholme  [for ten years] / a cotton reacher [1901, 1911] / a weaver at Frostholme Mill.

During World War I, he joined up [May 1917], and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He was sent to France [February 1918].

He died of wounds at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Station [29th April 1918] (aged 19).

The Todmorden & District News [17th May 1918] reported his death.

He was buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 23].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-48
[1887-1917] Son of Hannah & John Crabtree of 6 High Royd, Wadsworth.

He was a cashier at Thomas Sutcliffe & Son Limited [for 15 years].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 30th June 1917 (aged 30).

He was buried at Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece [Grave Ref B 326].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Foster Lane Sunday School, Hebden Bridge

Crabtree, ErnestRef 97-47
[1892-1917] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Illingworth Church / a boarder at 12 Ellison Gardens, Southall, Middlesex [1911] / a factory clerk for a wallpaper manufacturer [1911] / employed by a firm of paper makers in Southall, Middlesex.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).

He was killed in action [14th August 1917] (aged 25).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 54], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Crabtree, Ernest AlfredRef 97-31
[1883-1917] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a butcher at Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Private. with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917.

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, FieldenRef 97-21
[1893-1917] Son of Sam Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Todmorden Unitarian Church and Sunday School / a grocer's shop assistant [1911] / employed at the Walsden Co-operative Society at Hollins.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Private with the 24th Battalion Manchester Pals Manchester Regiment.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [14th September 1917] reported his death with a photograph, adding that


he was wounded on the first day of the Somme [1st July 1916], and gassed and hospitalised with septic poisoning of his hand in [1917]. Had only been back on the line for a month when he was fatally wounded, receiving shell wounds to the head [1st September 1917].

He died the following day, without regaining consciousness, aged 24

 

He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref V A 19].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Crabtree, FrankRef 97-108
[1852-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a cashier at carpet factory [1901].

He married Mary Atkinson.


Mary was the daughter of
Samuel Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Edith M. [b 1888]
  2. Florence H. J. [b 1890]

They lived at 4 Heath Park Avenue, Skircoat, Halifax [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Mary's widowed father Samuel Atkinson

Crabtree, FrankRef 97-23
[1895-1916] Son of David Crabtree.

Born in Booth.

He was a member of Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel & School, Mytholmroyd / a joiner's apprentice [1911] / employed at Halstead Brothers / a teacher at the woodworking centre of Halifax Technical School.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 203rd Field Company Royal Corps of Engineers.

He was killed in action [8th July 1916] (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8A & 8B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, FredRef 97-46
[18??-1???] A boiler maker of Boothtown.

Alfred Briggs died on 9th May 1884, from 2 broken jaws caused by kicks received in a fight with Crabtree

Crabtree, FredRef 97-105
[1908-1957] Son of George Wilson Crabtree.

Born at New Bridge, Heptonstall [23rd July 1908].

During World War II, he served in Burma and India with the Royal Corps of Signals.

On 22nd December 1945, he married Dorothy Skellern at Heptonstall Church.

Fred died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [15th March 1957] (aged 48) 

Crabtree, Fred WalmsleyRef 97-936
[1895-1915] Only son of Edward Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of Todmorden Cricket Club / a member of Todmorden Golf Club / a junior member & assistant manager of Charles Crabtree Limited at  Ferney Mill / educated at Manchester University.

He entered the Officers' Training Corps whilst he was at University, a few days after the war began, and got his commission about a month later.

He was killed in action in France [15th August 1915] (aged 20).

The Todmorden & District News [20th August 1915] reported that


Lieutenant Fred Walmsley Crabtree, 7th Yorkshire Regiment, was killed by a rifle bullet to the head [15th August 1915]
 

He was buried at Voormezelle Enclosure No.3, Belgium [Grave Ref VIII B 5].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Crabtree, FrederickRef 97-5
[1866-19??] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891, 1901] / a publican at the Staff of Life, Todmorden [1911, 1917, 1922].

Around 1893, he married Mary [1869-19??] from Todmorden.


Mary was a cotton weaver [1901]
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. Alice Ann [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  7. Ethel [b 1902]
  8. Emily [b 1904]

They lived at 546 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]

Crabtree, Frederick AlfredRef 97-2585
[1887-1957] Son of Alfred Crabtree.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a confectioner [1911].

In 1909, he married Clara Hannah Barker [1884-1942] from Halifax.


Clara Hannah was the daughter of Alfred Barker
 

Children:

  1. Audrey [1910-1999]
  2. Conrad George
  3. Douglas Barker

They lived at 6 Albert Road Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-1241
[1???-18??] A textile worker from Huddersfield.

In 1832, he was one of a number of people who travelled across Britain to collect information about the problem of child labour.

He published his findings in The Leeds Mercury and in his Brief Description of a Tour through Calder Dale.

The mill owners in Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale strongly objected to their publication

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-29
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the 19th Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Crabtree, GeorgeRef 97-7580
[1860-1928]

In [Q2] 1882, he married Elizabeth Ann Greenwood [1863-1940] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was born 29th January 1863
 

Children:

  1. Clara [1892-4th May 1893] who died aged 11 months

George died 23rd November 1928 (aged 68).

Elizabeth Ann died 29th January 1940.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1145] with Thomas Greenwood

Crabtree, George AlfredRef 97-90
[1854-1925] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Born at Stocks Spring, Sowerby [2nd March 1854].

He was a twister [1876] / a cotton twiner [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

On 18th November 1876, he married Sarah Ann Cockroft [1865-1???].


Sarah Ann, of Sowerby, was born at Jackson Ing, Sowerby, the daughter of John Cockroft, delver
 

Children:

  1. Cockroft (Crabtree) [16th May 1878-24/5/1942]
  2. Lavinia [1877]
  3. who married [1903] Thomas Wilkinson
  4. Hannah [1884]

They lived at

  • Wood Top, Mytholmroyd [1881]
  • 49 Robin Hood, Sowerby [1891]
  • Bank Terrace, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 6 Clunters Cragg, Mytholmroyd [1911]

George Alfred died in 1925.

He was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [27th April 1925]

Crabtree, George HenryRef 97-69
[1864-19??] Son of Robert Crabtree.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton piecer [1881] / a warehouseman of 21 Crampton Street, Halifax [1885] / a dyer's labourer [1891, 1901] / a wool washer [1911].

In 1886, he married Hannah Maria Exley [1866-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Hannah Maria, of New Pellon, was born in Haigh, Wakefield, the daughter of John Exley, miner
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Lily [b 1889]
  3. Harold [b 1891] who was a driver (carrier) [1911]
  4. Edwin [b 1894] who was a worsted shaft oiler [1911]
  5. Doris [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  6. Arthur
  7. Elsie [b 1901]
  8. Harry [b 1904]

They lived at

  • 23 Crampton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 Bracken Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 340 Queens Road, Halifax [1911]

In 1911, George Henry was living with his widowed mother at 10 Crampton Street, Halifax

Crabtree, George R.Ref 97-102
[1825-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a damask worker [1861].

Around 1848, he married Elizabeth [1828-1???].


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. Lewis [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. William [b 1847]

They lived at

Crabtree, George WilsonRef 97-49
[1884-1917] Son of William Crabtree.

Born at Knowl Top, Heptonstall [2nd July 1884].

On 1st February 1908, he married Alice Shearman at Blackshaw Head Wesleyan Chapel.

Children:

  1. Fred

They lived at 3 Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [8th February 1915], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 18th January 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France [Grave Ref III B 19]

Crabtree, GraceRef 97-84
[17??-18??] She & James Barker are mentioned in a Court report of 5th September 1807.


The Order of Thomas Horton Esq, and Henry William Coulthard Esq, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace made the 5th day of September 1807 concerning a male bastard child born within the township of Heptonstall upon the body of Grace Crabtree, single woman which said child hath been, and continues to be chargeable to the said township of Heptonstall where the Overseers and Churchwardens complain. Upon examination of the cause and circumstances we do hereby declare and adjudge that the said child born upon the said Grace Crabtree continues to be chargeable and that James Barker of the township of Heptonstall, a weaver, is the putative father and that the said James Barker shall, for the months lying-in of the said Grace Crabtree pay or cause to be paid to the Overseers and Churchwardens Two Pounds Fifteen shillings and shall also pay Eighteen pence and we do hereby order that the said Grace Crabtree should pay or cause to be paid Nine pence towards maintenance of the said child.

Dated 5th September 1807

 

Crabtree, HarryRef 97-18
[1888-1918] Son of John Crabtree.

Born in Stansfield.

He was working on his farmer's farm [1911].

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

He was killed in action [27th March 1918].

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [5th April 1918] reported his death saying


Private Harry Crabtree, the son of John Crabtree of Great House, a well known farmer and cattle dealer, was killed in action by a machine gun bullet in the heart, while mending the wire in the early hours of 27th March 1918 (aged 30) 
 

The Todmorden & District News [12th April 1918] published his photograph.

He was buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII C 28].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, HarryRef 97-65
[1866-19??] Son of Thomas Crabtree, outdoor labourer.

Born in Wyke.

He was a dyer of New Road Side, Low Moor [1886] / a coal miner [1891] / a labourer for unloading coal waggons [1901] / a dyer [1908].

In 1886, he married Annie Tempest [1864-19??] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Annie, a worsted reeler of Queen Street, Bradford, was born in North Bierley / Buttershaw, the daughter of Uri Tempest, coal miner
 

Children:

  1. Angus
  2. Randolph [b 1891]

They lived at

  • New Brighton, Scholes, Cleckheaton [1891]
  • 50 Lee Mount Road, Ovenden [1901]

Crabtree, HarryRef 97-97
[1874-1943] Son of Joseph Crabtree.

He was a cabinet maker's apprentice [1891].

He married Mary [1875-1936].

Harry died 28th April 1943 (aged 69).

Mary died 18th February 1936 (aged 61).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2278] with Harry's parents

Crabtree, Harry HoldenRef 97-940
[1894-1938] Elder son of Herbert Crabtree.

He died in Calcutta

Crabtree, Rev HenryRef 97-185
[1640-1695] Aka Krabtree. Curate at St Mary's Church, Todmorden [1622-1685], and also mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer.

See Henry Krabtree, Curate of Todmorden

Rev Henry Krabtree

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-91
[1757-1801] Born 26th September 1757.

He was a miner [1777] / a coal miner [1798].

On 25th December 1777, he married Sarah (Sally) Ackroyd [1756-1829].

Children:

  1. Peggy [b 1798]
  2. Thomas
  3. John [b 14th August 1813]
  4. Jacob [b 6th April 1823]

They lived at Cross Top, Wadsworth [1798].

Henry (possibly) died at Wadsworth in 1801

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-85
[1781-18??] (Possibly) son of Martha (née Pickles) [1725-1???] & John Crabtree [1723-1???].

He was a weaver [1844] / a cotton power loom weaver [1851].

He married Sarah [1791-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1813]
  2. Jacob
  3. Ambrose [b 1816]

They lived at Rodmer Clough, Stansfield [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1841, 1851] was granddaughter Mary Crabtree [b 1841]

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-77
[1786-1866]

He married (1) Mally Holdroyd (Howroyd) [1788-1831].

Children:

  1. Henry Crabtree

Mally died in 1831.

He married (2) Martha Halstead.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Thomas

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-10
[1815-1???] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a fustian cutter.

On 10th February 1807, he married Mary Marshall [1816-1866] at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.


Mary was born 15th February 1816
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1835-1899]
  2. Mally [26th January 1838-27th April 1916]
  3. William

They lived at

  • Salford [1835]
  • Heights(?), Hebden Bridge [1841]
  • Buersill Grove, Castleton, Rochdale [1851]
  • Hawksclough, Wadsworth [1861]
  • Rawtonstall Wood, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • 14 Cockden, Todmorden [1881]
  • Brunswick Street, Hebden Bridge [1887]

Henry died in Hebden Bridge in 1887.

He was buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-9
[1823-1887] Partner in Hartley & Crabtree.

In 1853, he married Mary Gaukroger

Crabtree, Rev HenryRef 97-41
[1824-1890] Born in Bradford.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1883]

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-6
[1839-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a bobbin turner [1871] / a wood turner [1881] / beer retailer at the Staff of Life, Cornholme [1891].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Ann Rigg in Todmorden.


Ann was the daughter of Mr Rigg
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1861] who was a cotton weaver [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1864] who was a cotton operative [1881]
  3. Fred
  4. Barnard [b 1868]
  5. James Rigg [b 1881] who was a labourer bobbin works [1901]

They lived at

  • Portsmouth, Todmorden [with Ann's brother William Rigg 1871]
  • 41 Portsmouth, Todmorden [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was Ann's brother William.

Henry was dead by 1901.

In 1901, Ann was licensed victualler at the Peeping Tom, Cornholme

Crabtree, HenryRef 97-99
[1854-1887] Landlord of the Sportsman, Bradshaw [1887]

Crabtree, HerbertRef 97-931
[1868-1936] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton warehouseman [1891] / a cotton goods manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1911].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Alice Margaret Holden [1867-1952] in Todmorden.


Alice Margaret was born in Bacup
 

Children:

  1. Harry Holden
  2. Frank [b 1897]
  3. Elizabeth Eunice [b 1898] who married Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

They lived at

Crabtree, HiramRef 97-36
[18??-1939] Of South View, Lower Smithy, Heptonstall.

He died 14th October 1939.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £227 7/1d.

Probate was granted to Thomas Crabtree (county council labourer) 

Crabtree, J.Ref 97-1972
[19??-19??] Dairy farmer at Magson House Farm, Luddendenfoot

Crabtree, J. F.Ref 97-1277
[18??-19??] Of Greetland.

Partner in J. Crabtree & Sons [1905]

Crabtree, JacobRef 97-86
[1823-1???] Son of Henry Crabtree.

He was a weaver of Rodmer Clough, Stansfield [1844] / a cotton power loom weaver [1851] / a cotton weaver [1861, 1871].

On 1st September 1844, he married Mary Greenwood [1824-1???].


Mary, a weaver of Top O'th Hill, Stansfield, was the daughter of John Crabtree, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Amelia [b 1845]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1846]
  3. Betty / Betsey [b 1849]
  4. William [b 1851]
  5. Lydia [b 1854]
  6. Young [b 1869]
  7. Mary [b 1862]
  8. Joseph [b 1863]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1865]

They lived at

  • Rodmer Clough, Stansfield [1851]
  • 6 Lob Mill, Stansfield [1861, 1871]
  • Lob Mill, Stansfield [1879]

Jacob died June 1879 (aged 56).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [18th June 1879]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-114
[1861-1???] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1882, he married Mary [1864-1???].


Mary was born in Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland.

She was a cotton operative [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1883] who was a roving frame tenter (cotton)   [1901]
  2. Betsy Ann [b 1885] who was a cotton ring spinner [1901]
  3. Louis / Lewis
  4. Wilfred [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  5. James Renford [b 1901]
  6. Albert [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 122 Knotts Terrace, Stansfield [1891]
  • Speak Edge, Todmorden [1901]
  • 17 Churchill Street, Cornholme / Lineholme [1911, 1916]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-117
[1850-1906] Son of William Crabtree, farmer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a wheel cutter [1874] / a carter [1881, 1891, 1901].

In 1874, he married Mary Mitchell at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Langfield, was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of
William Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mitchell [b 1880] who was a mason, living in Towcester,  Northamptonshire [1901]

The family lived at

  • 40 Oldroyd Row, Langfield [1881]
  • Higher Cross Stone [1891]
  • 5 Mellor Street, Cornholme [1901]

James died in Todmorden in 1906 (aged 57) 

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-15
[1841-1870] He married Elizabeth [1838-1914].

Children:

  1. Sarah Helen [1867-1942] who married Sam Barker

They lived at Castle Street, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-16
[1896-1917] Son of Jonathan Crabtree.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1915], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He served in the Dardanelles, and was sent to France in February 1916. The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [15th June 1917] published his photograph saying that he was reported missing after going over the top on the 3rd of May.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [17th August 1917] reported that died on 4th May 1917 in a German POW camp hospital, (aged 22).

He was buried at Douai Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref H 20]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-59
[1864-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted weaving overlooker [1891] / an electric engine cleaner [1901] / a steam engine cleaner at Halifax Council electricity works [1911].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Martha Hannah Tidswell [1864-1912] in Halifax.


Martha Hannah was born in Denholme.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Mary Alice [b 1896] who was a worsted coating mender  [1911]
  3. Rufus [b 1899]

They lived at

  • 6 Stodfold, Ovenden [1891]
  • 2 Tewit Lane, Illingworth Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Chapel Street North, Ovenden [1911, 1917]

Martha Hannah died in Halifax in 1912 (aged 48) 

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-9501
[1???-1???] of Leeming Hall, Todmorden [1891-1909].

He bought the property in 1891 for £980. The estate measured 4298 square yards at that time

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-833
[17??-17??] Halifax weaver. He was Inspector of Worsted Yarn in 1769.

In 1769, he and William Hailey were recruited to be informers on the coiners by Samuel Lister, a magistrate, and John Stanhope, a barrister of Bradford. They infiltrated the Cragg Vale gang

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-80
[1761-1823]

He married Hannah [1759-1837].

Children:

  1. George [1791-6th April 1827] who was a printer

James died 26th September 1823 (aged 62).

His remains were interred at Heckmondwike Low Chapel.

Hannah died 19th May 1837 (aged 78).

She & son George were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 209]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-2241
[1799-1863] Of Soyland.

He was Relieving Officer for Soyland [1863].

He married Isabella Wolstenholme.


Isabella was the daughter of William Wolstenholme
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1828-1904] who married William Edwin Carter
  2. Elizabeth [1829-1892] who married her cousin Thomas Wolstenholme
  3. Jane [1830-1871] who married Joseph Holroyde
  4. Ann [1833-1900] who never married
  5. Rachel [1834-1895] who married Joseph Lawton

They lived at Prospect House, Soyland [1851, 1863].

His executors were Samuel Bottomley and Thomas Wolstenholme.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-40
[1815-1889] Son of William Crabtree.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [10th October 1813].

He was a hairdresser.

On 24th December 1843, he married Ann Wilkinson at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of William Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. William [1850-1852]
  2. Eliza Jane who died 21st March 1855 (aged 4 months)   
  3. Mary Ann Elizabeth [1855-1871]
  4. Sarah E. Lydia [1851-1906] who  married Samuel Robertshaw

Living with them [in 1861] was Ann's father William Wilkinson (retired beer seller), and niece Sarah Ann Ramsden

Ann died 23rd August 1885 (aged 69).

James died 22nd August 1889 (aged 74).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2966] with Ann's mother Sarah Wilkinson

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-2163
[1836-1908] Of Hillhouse, Todmorden. He was a large owner of land and property in the district

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-72
[1840-1???] Son of Thomas Crabtree, carter.

He was a stuff finisher of Halifax [1863] / a stuff warehouseman [1871] / a grocer [1881].

On 6th June 1863, he married Mary Jane Dennis [1841-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Jane, of Halifax, was born in Leeds, the daughter of John Dennis, brass finisher
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Dennis
  2. Clara [b 1874]
  3. Elizabeth Ann [b 1876]
  4. Fred [b 1878]

They lived at

  • 21 West Parade, Halifax [1871]
  • King Cross Street, Halifax [1881]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-100
[1841-1886]

He married Mary Ann [1841-1909].

Children:

  1. Lily [1864-1868]
  2. Harry [1867-1870]
  3. Frederick [1884-1906]

James died 13th October 1886 (aged 45).

Mary Ann died 3rd August 1909 (aged 68).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2567]

Crabtree, JamesRef 97-68
[1862-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a foundry labourer [1891] / a furnace tenter [1901] / a foundry labourer [1911].

Around 1881, he married Sarah A. [1865-19??].


Sarah A. was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Herbert W. [b 1882]
  2. Richard
  3. John [b 1890] who was a carpet printer [1911]
  4. Mary [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 16 Senior Fold, Halifax [1891]
  • 2 Gardeners Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 24 Gardener's Square, Winding Road, Halifax [1911]

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-109
[1866-19??] Born in Lydgate, Todmorden.

He was a bobbin turner of Jobling Terrace, Cornholme [1888] / a bobbin turner [1891] / a wood turner [1901] / a warping bobbin turner [1911].

On 21st April 1888, he married Sarah Mitton [1868-19??] at Bridge Street Chapel, Todmorden.


Sarah was born in Todmorden, the daughter of
William Mitton
 

Children:

  1. Allan
  2. Alice [b 1892] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Ruth [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Ida [b 1900]
  5. Doris [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 14 Mount Pleasant, Cornholme [1891]
  • 58 Carr Road, Cornholme [1901]
  • 833 Jobling Terrace, Cornholme [1911]

Sarah died in Todmorden in 1904 (aged 37) 

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-112
[1858-1???] Son of John Crabtree, cattle dealer.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a farmer of Lower Ashes, Stansfield [1880] / a farmer of 12 acres [1881] / a farmer & cattle dealer [1891] / a farmer [1901] / a farmer (own account) [1911].

In 1880, he married Sarah Elizabeth Crabtree [1862-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Elizabeth, of Higher East Lee, was born in Stansfield, the daughter of Abraham Crabtree, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Annie / Anne [b 1881]
  2. Albert [b 1883] who was a farmer's son working on farm  [1911]
  3. Willie [b 1885]
  4. Harry
  5. Jessie [b 1891] who was a farmer's son doing dairy work  &c [1911]
  6. May [b 1894] who was a farmer's daughter doing dairy work  &c [1911]
  7. Doris [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • East Lee, Stansfield [1881]
  • Great House, Stansfield [1891]
  • Great House, Langfield [1901]
  • Great House Farm, Eastwood (John & son Albert)   [1911]
  • Hollins Farm, Todmorden (Sarah Elizabeth & children)   [1911]

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-1177
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned

till the rising of the Court

for stealing a hammer, the property of John Foster of Halifax

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-1063
[1???-1???] Of Firwood Farm, Walsden.

He married Hannah Bottomley.


Hannah was the daughter of
Benjamin Bottomley
 

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-536
[16??-1???] In 1697, he, Jeremiah Brigg, William Livesay and William Midgley were the 4 attorneys of the King's Bench in Halifax.

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-253
[17??-18??] Historian. In 1836, Hartley & Walker published his Concise History of the Parish & Vicarage of Halifax

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-43
[1781-18??] He was a sexton (?) [1841] / a weaver [1843].

He married Sally [1801-18??].


Sally was a cotton drawer [1841]
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1811] who married John Needham
  2. Esther [b 1821]
  3. Betty [1804-1843] who married John Needham

They lived at Hebden Bridge Lanes, Todmorden [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were daughter Betty, husband John and family

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-26
[18??-1???] Son of Leah & John Crabtree, manufacturer.

He was a manufacturer [1873].

On 23rd December 1873, he married Martha Lumb, at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head


Martha was the daughter of farmer George Lumb
 

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-5190
[18??-18??] An overlooker in Halifax.

In 1858, he and manufacturer Joseph Aked, or Josiah Aked, filed a patent for

improvements in the arrangements of machinery or apparatus for warping and beaming yarns for weaving

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-104
[1821-1???] Son of Elijah Crabtree.

He was a weaver [1841]

In [Q2] 1849, he married Fanny Chadwick in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Rose Ellen [1858-1887] who married Simeon Kershaw

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-94
[1826-1895]

He married (1) Jane [1833-1865].

Children:

  1. Mary [1861-1870]
  2. Fred [1861-1870]

Jane died 4th May 1865 (aged 32).

He married (2) Ann [1828-1878].

Children:

  1. Emily [1872-1899]

Ann died 22nd October 1878 (aged 50).

In [Q4] 1879, he married (3) Rose Moore [1829-1904] in Halifax.

John died 9th November 1895 (aged 69).

Rose died 26th September 1904 (aged 75).

He, his wives & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2101]

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-60
[1847-1???] Son of Booth Crabtree, weaver.

He was a weaver of Stainland [1879].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 10th February 1879, he married (2) Martha Habergham.


Martha, of Stainland, was the daughter of
John Habergham
 

Martha died in 1907

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-67
[1886-1945] Of Bacup Road, Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1919, he married Sarah Robertshaw in Todmorden.


Sarah was the daughter of
Abraham Robertshaw
 

John died 15th November 1945 (aged 59).

Sarah died 11th July 1955 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church with Sarah's parents

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-35
[1888-1981] Son of John Thomas Crabtree.

Born 24th February 1888.

He was a half-timer / cotton cop twister [1901] / a cotton twiner of 42 [?] Street, Sowerby Bridge [1907].

In 1907, he married Annie Holroyd [1887-19??] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Annie, of 4 Peel Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of Major Holroyd, delver
 

During World War I, he served as a Private.

On 22nd April 1916, the Halifax Courier carried a story of him, his brothers and 2 of his brothers-in-law serving in World War I.

He went to live in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-51
[1891-1917] Son of Sarah & John Crabtree of the Albert Hotel, Spotland Road, Rochdale.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 18th August 1917.

He was buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium [Grave Ref I E 25]

Crabtree, JohnRef 97-56
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial

Crabtree, John HenryRef 97-2629
[18??-19??] Partner in Crabtree Brothers

Crabtree, John ThomasRef 97-34
[1861-1938] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby / Cragg Vale [28th January 1860].

He was a cotton spinner of Sowerby [1883] / a steam tenter of Cragg [1884, 1890] / a stoker at a cotton mill [1891] / a stationary engine driver [1901] / a stoker [1907] / a general labourer [1911] / a firer [1914].

On 1st August 1883, he married Eleanor Lucy Williams [1864-1955] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eleanor Lucy, of Sowerby, was born in Cornwall, the daughter of Mary Ann (née Littleton) & John Williams, labourer,
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [18th December 1884-1963] who was a cotton spinner  [1901], a dyehouse labourer [1911], a Corporal [World War I]
  2. Anne / Annie
  3. [18th March 1886-1964] who was a woollen burler [1901] & married  Fred Mitchell
  4. John
  5. Mary Ann [7th February 1890-1981] who was a cloth burler  [1914] & married (1) Berriman Sawdon & (2) Joseph  Paul and lived in Melfort, Saskatchewan
  6. Willie Thomas [1892-1970] who was a labourer [1911], a  torpedo man [World War I] & he died in California
  7. Albert [1894-1968] who was a cotton piecer [1911], a  Private [World War I]
  8. Rebecca [1896-1961] who was a cotton doffer [1911] &  married John Chadwick Gibson
  9. Walter [1898-1957] who was a cotton piecer [1911], a  Private [World War I]
  10. Harold [1899-1959]
  11. Herbert [1901-1979]
  12. Eleanor [b 1903] who emigrated to Canada
  13. Eva [1905-1907]
  14. Edith
  15. Lawrence [1909-1909]

They lived at

  • 3 Cottage Bottom, Erringden, Todmorden [1891]
  • 70 Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 21 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 11 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

On 22nd April 1916, the Halifax Courier carried a story of


Mr & Mrs John Thomas Crabtree who had 5 sons serving in World War I

  • Lewis Crabtree, aged 31, married
  • Willie Thomas Crabtree, aged 24, married
  • John Crabtree, aged 28, married
  • Albert Crabtree, aged 22, single
  • Walter Crabtree, aged 18, single

They also had 5 daughters, 3 of whom were married.

The husbands of 2 of these were also serving:

 

Crabtree, JonasRef 97-1759
[18??-19??] Liberal candidate for Hipperholme District Council [1907]. He had unsuccessfully stood for election in 1905

Crabtree, JonathanRef 97-113
[1860-19??] Son of James Crabtree, farmer.

Born in Cliviger.

He was an engineer of Shawforth [1879] / a colliery engine driver [1881] / a coal mine fireman [1891] / a colliery datalman underground [1901] / a coal miner [1911].

In 1879, he married Selina Chaffer [1861-19??] at St.John's Church, Facit, Rochdale.


Selina, was born in Well Brow, Shawforth, Lancashire, the daughter of William Chaffer, farmer.

She was a cotton weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1881] who was a cotton ring spinner [1891], a  cotton weaver [1901]
  2. Hannah [b 1885] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  3. Alice [b 1890] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Margaret Ellen [b 1893] who was a bobbin turner [1911]
  5. James
  6. Ada [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • Duckworth Bank Cottage, Shawforth, Spotland, Rochdale [1881]
  • 1 Moss Side Street, Shawforth [1891]
  • Copy Bottom, Cliviger [1901]
  • 19 Greenfield Terrace, Cornholme [1911]
  • 10 Station Parade, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1917]

Crabtree, JonathanRef 97-107
[1788-1853] Of Halifax.

He was a card-maker.

He married Harriet Matilda [1788-1871].

Jonathan died 16th November 1853 (aged 65).

Harriet Matilda died 6th January 1871 (aged 82).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3085]

Crabtree, JonathanRef 97-98
[1816-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton spinner [1851].

Around 1839, he married Mary [1816-1???].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1839]
  2. James [b 1841]
  3. Ann [b 1846]
  4. Sarah [b 1848]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1851]

They lived at 11 Albert Street, Halifax [1851]

Crabtree, JonathanRef 97-2612
[1934-2005] Son of Charles H. Crabtree.

He was educated at Ackworth, Bootham, and St John's College Cambridge.

He served in the Royal Navy before working with the Factory Inspectorate in London [1957] / a barrister / a high court judge on the North-East Circuit

In 1957, he married (1) Caroline (Cherry) Oliver.

Children:

  1. Harriet
  2. Abraham
  3. son who died at the age of 17
  4. Rose
  5. Annie

The couple divorced in 1976.

In 1980, he married (2) Elizabeth Ward

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-110
[1875-19??] Son of Samuel Crabtree, bobbin turner.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a twister of Gladstone Street, Stansfield [1898] / a cotton drawer [1901, 1911].

In 1898, he married Esther Gray [1876-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Esther, of Knotts Road, Stansfield, was born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, the daughter of George Gray, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Clement [b 1901]
  3. Doris [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 13 Mitchell Street, Cornholme [1901]
  • 10 Gladstone Street, Cornholme [1911]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-7
[1836-1900] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Born in Heywood, Lancashire.

He was a book keeper [1861] / a machine maker [1864] / a book keeper [1871] / a machine maker employing 15 men & 5 boys [1881] / a retired machine maker [1891].

On 16th March 1864, he married Sarah Ann Magson [1842-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Halifax, (possibly) the daughter of Thomas Magson
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Charlotte [b 1867] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1869] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1873] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  5. Lewis [b 1873] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

They lived at 64 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was mother-in-law Hannah Magson [b 1822].

Joseph died 1st January 1900 (aged 63).

In 1901, 1905, 1911, a Mrs Sarah Anne Crabtree [b 1842] was living at Rockhurst House, Halifax, with 2 servants.

Sarah Ann died 11th August 1914 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 653]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2538
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1717]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2242
[18??-18??] Partner in Watkinson & Crabtree [1865]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-1267
[18??-19??] Of Eastwood.

Son of Dan Crabtree.

He was a dyer and finisher and partner in Dan Crabtree & Sons [1905].

On 30th May 1900, he married Margaret Fielden.


Margaret was the eldest daughter of John William Fielden
 

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-2336
[1826-1895] He was landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Mount Tabor [1894].

In 1847, he married Susannah Ratcliffe in Halifax.


Susannah was landlady at the Elephant & Castle, Hawksclough [1861, 1864]
 

Joseph died in 1895 (aged 69).

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Susannah took over at the Shoulder of Mutton, Mount Tabor [1896]

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-96
[1837-1915] Born in Wheatley.

He was an iron moulder [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a retired iron moulder [1901] / an iron founder pensioner [1911].

In [Q4] 1858, he married Isabella Maudlin [1839-1928] in Halifax.


Isabella was born in Barsnley
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1859]
  2. Annie [b 1864] who was a silk winder [1881], a wool  merchant's clerk [1891]
  3. John William [b 1867] who was a warehouse boy [1881]
  4. Thomas [b 1871] who was a carpet weaver [1891, 1901, 1911]
  5. Harry
  6. Minnie [b 1877] who was an underclothing maker [1891], a  worsted carpet setter [1901]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 8 children of whom 5 were still alive at that time.

They lived at

  • Spotland, Rochdale [1861]
  • 12 Peel Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 31 Bright Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Maudlin [b 1804] (midwife 1881).

Joseph died 31st December 1915 (aged 78).

Isabella died 22nd February 1928 (aged 89).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2278] with the family of William Crabtree


Question: Does anyone know if Joseph and William Crabtree are related?

 

Crabtree, JosephRef 97-6880
[1844-1885] Of Halifax.

Born 26th June 1844.

He married Sarah [1846-1915].


Sarah was born 2nd December 1846
 

Children:

  1. George [1866] who died aged 3 weeks
  2. Hannah [1874-1878]

Joseph died 31st January 1885.

Sarah died 31st January 1915.

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1505]

Crabtree, JoshuaRef 97-5200
[1855-1???] Born in Halifax.

Manager at a carpet mill [1891].

In 1889, he married Marion Helen Potter [1864-1???] from Manchester, in Kidderminster.

Children:

  1. Eileen M. [b 1890]

They lived at Field Head, Lightcliffe [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were Joshua's sister Mary [aged 35] and Marion's sister Florence A. Potter [aged 24]

Crabtree, JosiahRef 97-2127
[1850-1900] Landlord of the Friendly [which one?], the Staff of Life, Cornholme, and the Rose & Crown, Lydgate, Todmorden.

On 7th May 1900, he was found dead on the kitchen floor at the Rose & Crown

Crabtree, LeviRef 97-73
[1814-18??] Born in Scammonden.

He was a hand loom weaver [1871].

Around 1847, he married Martha [1814-18??].


Martha was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1847] who was a heald knitter [1871]
  2. Ellis

They lived at Longwood, Outlane [1871]

Crabtree, LewisRef 97-20
[1890-1916] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

The Todmorden & District News [31st August 1917] reported that


Private Lewis Crabtree, Lancashire Fusiliers, of Churchill Street, Lydgate, Todmorden, is now presumed dead.

Nothing has been heard of him since an engagement in France last October

 

The Todmorden & District News [7th September 1917] published his photograph with the caption

Lewis Crabtree : Presumed Dead

He died 21st October 1916 (aged 26).

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [Grave Ref II D 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Crabtree, LukeRef 97-42
[18??-1898] Born in Todmorden.

He was a gas stoker at Burnley Gasworks [1890s].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child [1891-1???]
  2. child

They lived at Burnley.

On 28th April 1898, his body was found in the canal below Pinnel Lock, Walsden. It was believed that he could have been in the water 8 or 9 days.

The body could not be identified, although the Inquest heard that he had a great many tattoos.

It happened that Thomas Sparks – who owned a lodging house on Butcher Hill, Walsden – was a member of the Jury and he immediately recognised Crabtree by his tattoos, and said that Crabtree had stayed at the lodging house several times, most recently about 2 weeks previously.

He added that Crabtree was a respectable man, always well dressed and appeared to want for nothing. He was not known to drink, and liked to go round the public houses in the evenings to sing.

Crabtree had been a soldier in India, which is where he was tattooed.

The Jury returned an Open Verdict.

Later, someone came forward and identified the body ad that of Luke Crabtree of Burnley.

Crabtree's widow said her husband had been away from home about a fortnight, and was better known by the name of Ludlow.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Crabtree, LydiaRef 97-82
[1???-18??] The Banns were read for her & Jonathan Stansfield on 19th August 1821.

The couple are mentioned in a Court report of 3rd November 1821.


West Riding of Yorkshire.

The Order of two of His Majesty's Justices made on the 3rd November 1821 concerning a female bastard child born nineteen weeks ago in the township of Heptonstall upon the body of Lydia Crabtree of Heptonstall, single woman, and that the said child hath been, and continues to be, chargeable to the said township of Heptonstall whereas the churchwardens and overseers of the poor have complained.

UPON examination we do further adjudge that Jonathan Stansfield of Wadsworth a Cotton Carder the putative father of the said child who after being summoned, cannot show any cause to the contrary, therefore we do order as well for the relief of the said township of Heptonstall that the said Jonathan Stansfield shall, for the expense incident to the birth of the said child, for the months lying-in of the said Lydia Crabtree and the maintenance of the said child shall pay, or cause to be paid the sum of four pounds seven shillings and shall also weekly and every week from the date of this order so long as the child shall be chargeable to the township of Heptonstall pay the sum of two shillings.

AND we do order that the said Lydia Crabtree shall weekly and every week pay to the township of Heptonstall one shilling

 

Crabtree, MarthaRef 97-2116
[1789-1875] Of Cragg Vale.

In February 1875, the 86-year-old disappeared. On 4th March 1785, her body was found in a culvert driven into the hillside, lying 50 or 60 yards from the entrance

life being entirely extinct

Crabtree, Martha AnnRef 97-37
[1861-1936] Born in Todmorden.

She had a son: Robert Henry Crabtree [1881-1917], father unknown.

In [Q1] 1883, she married Levi Stansfield.

They lived at 17 Victoria Street, Cornholme.

Martha Ann died at home in Cornholme [27th February 1936].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £199 10/-.

Probate was granted to sons James Stansfield and Wallace Stansfield

Crabtree, Rev MartineRef 97-1342
[19??-] Vicar of St Peter's Church, Sowerby [2006] and St Mary's Church, Cottonstones [2006]

Crabtree, MissesRef 97-3
They ran a school at Hebden Bridge [around 1874]

Crabtree, NancyRef 97-476
[1804-1869] Daughter of William Crabtree.

She became the 2nd wife of Abraham Law of the Cloggers' Arms, Walsden.

After Abraham's death, Nancy carried on running the Cloggers' Arms / Cross Keys in Walsden. She was also a tea merchant and sold groceries from the pub

Crabtree, Norman HallawellRef 97-2297
[1900-19??]


He may be the same person as
N. H. Crabtree [1852-1908]
 

Son of Arthur Dennis Crabtree.

Born in Halifax [29th April 1900].

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

He was hosiery salesman [1926]. He was (possibly) Churchwarden at St Anne's Church, Southowram [1933].

He established a gents' outfitters in Halifax. He was at Prince's Arcade, Halifax [1936] with the slogan

warm wear for modern men

He was a boys' and men's outfitters dealer [1939].

On 2nd September 1926, he married Violet Edgar [1904-1???].


Violet, of 10 College Terrace, Savile Park, Halifax, was born 25th June 1904, the daughter of George Edgar, butler
 

They lived at

  • Roslyn, Pinnar Lane, Southowram [1936]
  • Well Head Drive, Halifax [1939]

Norman died 9th September 1980 (aged 80).

He was cremated

Crabtree, PercyRef 97-54
[1889-1917] Son of William Crabtree.

He was a local football player / a worsted doffer [1901] / a boot shop assistant [1911] / working at the Saxone Shoe Company.

He lived at 2 St George's Square, Lee Mount, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded in the face at Arras [3rd May 1917].

He died in Hampstead Military Hospital [12th June 1917] (aged 27)  a day after his parents had visited him.

He was buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Ref: 80A] [18th June 1917] with full military honours conducted by Rev James Herbert Marshall.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Crabtree, ReubenRef 97-12
[1862-1954] Son of Thomas Crabtree, weaver.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a weaver of Knotts Road, Lydgate, Stansfield [1885] / a cotton weaver [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1885, he married Alice Clegg at Heptonstall Church.


Alice, of Lower Naze Bottom, Lydgate, Stansfield, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of
Major Clegg, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1887] who was a picker maker [1901], a cotton  weaver [1911]
  2. William

The family lived at

  • 80 Lower Naze Bottom, Stansfield [1891]
  • 436 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911, 1916]
  • Lee Bottom, Todmorden [1916]

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-66
[1849-1???] Son of Abraham Crabtree, iron moulder.

He was a moulder of Hebble End [1868].

In 1868, he married Hannah Wadsworth.


Hannah, of Rawtonstall, was the daughter of
Richard Wadsworth
 

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-55
[1886-1918] Son of James Crabtree.

He was a carpet printer [1901] / employed by Crossley's.

In 1910, he married Maria Mcpartland [1890-19??] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Leeds.

She was a filler in Crossley's printing shed [1911]

 

They lived at

  • 13 Hodgson's Fold, King Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Brier's Square, Well Lane, Halifax [1918]

During World War I, he enlisted at Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at the Battle of Lys [29th April 1918] (aged 32).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st June 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Crabtree, RichardRef 97-944
[1930-2002] Elder son of Charles H. Crabtree

He worked at the family mill.

On 17th April 1954, The Times announced his engagement to Jeanne Thérèse Antoinette van Heyst-Regout of Maastricht, Holland. She died on 12th October 1954

In 1956, he married June Barrington in Middleton.

June was supply teacher at Robinwood School / supply teacher at St Joseph's School / teacher at Shade School / mistress for girls' physical training at Todmorden Grammar School

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. Kate

Crabtree, RobertRef 97-87
[17??-1???]

He married Martha.

Children:

  1. John [b 1744]
  2. Ann [b 1747]
  3. Benjamin [b 1748]

The family had legal Settlement in Heptonstall, but, in 1749, they lived in Huddersfield. The Overseers of Huddersfield were ordered to move them to Heptonstall

Crabtree, RobertRef 97-70
[1843-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a dyer [1881].

He married Martha [1843-1???].


Martha was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. Mary [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Arthur [b 1875]
  4. Jane [b 1878]

They lived at

  • 6 Coton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 10 Crampton Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with the widowed Martha [in 1911] were son George Henry (wool washer), and daughter Jane (cotton winder) 

Crabtree, Robert HenryRef 97-24
[1881-1917] Son of Martha Ann Crabtree; father unknown.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a bobbin turner [1816].

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 16th August 1917 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 13-115], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, SallyRef 97-1038
[17??-18??] She married John Bedford, landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Midgley.

She continued as licensee at the pub after her husband's death.

In 1838, she hosted a meeting at her home to establish the Midgley Prosecution Society

Crabtree, SamRef 97-33
[1864-1904] Born in Shade.

He was a hairdresser of Wadsworth Mill [1885] / a hairdresser [1891] / a hairdresser & tobacconist [1901].

On 6th October 1885, he married Susan Rule [1865-1???] at York Street Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden.


Susan, of Derby Street, Millwood was born in Redruth, Cornwall
 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1887] who was an artificial florist  [1901], a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Betsy [b 1889] who was a cotton weaver [1901] [1911]
  3. Fielden

The family lived at

  • 14 Lock Street, Todmorden [1891]
  • 8 Vernon Street, Todmorden [1901, 1911]
  • 46 Holly Bank, Victoria Road, Todmorden
  • 256 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1917]

Sam died in Todmorden [Q1 1904] (aged 41).

In [Q4] 1919, Susan married William Greenwood in Todmorden

Crabtree, SamRef 97-74
[1863-19??] Born in Wadsworth / Heptonstall.

He was a green grocer (own account) [1891, 1901] / a farm labourer [1911].

In 1884, he married Hannah Watson [1862-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1887] who was a woollen finisher [1901], a  green grocer [1911]
  2. Walter [b 1888] who was a woollen weft setter [1901], a  grocer [1911]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1890] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  4. Lewis [b 1891] who was a woollen finisher [1911]
  5. Arthur [b 1892] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1911]
  6. Martha Ann [b 1893]
  7. Albert
  8. Joe [b 1896] who was a cotton card room hand [1911]
  9. Harry [b 1898] who was a woollen piecer [1911]
  10. Gerald [b 1900]
  11. Mary Alice [b 1901]
  12. Gladys [b 1903]

They lived at

  • Four Lane Ends (now called Rough Bottom), Wadsworth [1891]
  • Rough Bottom, Mytholmroyd [1901, 1911]

Crabtree, SamuelRef 97-2599
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1762]

Crabtree, SelwynRef 97-984
[1922-19??] School music teacher of Sowerby Bridge and organist at St Mary's Church, Illingworth.

In 1958, he was charged with the attempted murder of his 35-year-old wife, Margaret, allegedly pushing her into the Strid at Bolton Abbey on the night of 30th September. In his defence he said

I did push her into the Strid. This is one of the those things out of my control. I am in a very distressed condition

At Leeds Assizes, he said that he did not push her deliberately, but that his foot had slipped. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty

Crabtree, ShirleyRef 97-301
[1930-1997] Popular Halifax-born wrestler who appeared under the name Big Daddy

Crabtree, SolomonRef 97-115
[1808-1???] On 26th November 1837, he and James Pickles broke into the home of Samuel Holdsworth in Halifax, and stole some silver spoons, a silver pint jug, and other plate, together with a leg of mutton.

At the Yorkshire Lent Assizes [17th March 1838], both men were found Guilty and sentenced to transportation. Crabtree was sentenced to 10 years' transportation.

The Uk Hulk Prison Ship Register [1838] recorded that


Solomon Crabtree convicted at York [3rd March 1838] was received aboard the Fortitude moored at Chatham [7th April 1838].

He was shown as a mason/bricklayer and his character was said to be

very bad

He left Sheerness [27th June 1838] aboard the Coromandel for Van Diemen's Land

 

James Pickles was also aboard this vessel and also another Halifax man Joseph Ratcliffe

Crabtree, SquireRef 97-38
[1825-1893] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby; baptised 21st August 1825.

He was a labourer of Sowerby [1846] / a woollen weaver [1861] / a stone quarrier [1881] / a quarry labourer [1891].

On 25th December 1846, he married 1827-1???. in Halifax


Mary Ann was born in Sowerby, the daughter of Ellis Stott, twister.

She was a bobbin winder [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1847] who was a servant [1861]
  2. Martha [b 1849] who was a cotton reeler [1861], a cotton  piecer [1881], a cotton factory operative [1891]
  3. George [b 1851]
  4. Thomas [b 1853] who was a cotton mill piecer [1861]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1855]
  6. William
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1861]
  8. Mary Ann [b 1868] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  9. Hannah [b 1872]

They lived at Copy Nook, High Stones, Sowerby [1851, 1861]; Jib Lane, Ovenden [1871]; 5 Square, Gib Lane, Ovenden [1881]; 18 Long Can, Ovenden Wood [1891]

Squire died in Halifax [Q2 1893] (aged 65) 

Crabtree, StanleyRef 97-30
[1919-1944] Son of Mary & George Crabtree of Mytholmroyd.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was employed at Thornber Brothers Limited.

He lived at Erringden Road.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [14th September 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Gradara War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II B 60].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-116
[1853-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1881] / a milk hawker [1891] / a cotton weaver [1901].

He married Sarah [1847-1896].


Sarah was born in Todmorden.

She was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891]

 

Children:

  1. James [b 1878] who was a fustian cutter [1891]
  2. Thomas

The family lived at

  • 10 Spring Side, Stansfield [1881] [1891]
  • 10 Back Spring Side, Todmorden [1901]

Sarah died in Todmorden in 1896 (aged 49).


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

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1278
[18??-19??] Of Greetland.

Partner in J. Crabtree & Sons [1905]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1629
[18??-18??] He was a card machine maker at Godley Bridge Mill, Shibden [1845]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1644
[18??-18??] Secretary of the Swan Bank Coal & Brick Company Limited [1874]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-22
[1881-1917] Of Springside, Todmorden.

Son of Thomas Crabtree.

He was a member of Springside Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stansfield &  Sunday School / a fustian cutter [1901] / a circular cutter with Stead Brothers / a fustian cutter (lodging with the family of Mallinson  Helliwell at 153 Railway Street, Nelson, Lancashire) [1911].

In 1916, he married Rose Helena Helliwell in Burnley.


Rose Helena was born in Stansfield, the daughter of James Helliwell and the brother of Mallinson Helliwell.

She lived in Nelson, Lancashire [1917]

 

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1915], and served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He received gunshot wounds to the chest.

He died in base hospital after 4 days' treatment [2nd October 1917] (aged 36).

The Todmorden & District News [12th October 1917] reported his death.

He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [Grave Ref III E 128].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Springside Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stansfield

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-8180
[1811-1887] Born in Bingley.

He was a mechanic [1841] / a machine maker employing 40 men [1851] / a machine maker employing 43 men & 29 boys [1861].

Established Thomas Crabtree & Sons.

He married Mary Ann [1813-1870].


Mary Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. George [b 1841]
  3. Mary [b 1846]
  4. Thomas

They lived at

  • 3 Charlestown, Halifax [1841]
  • 30 Grove Street, Halifax [1851]
  • St James's Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 58 West Hill, Halifax [1874]
  • 58 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881]

Mary Ann died 4th February 1870 (aged 57).

Living with Thomas [in 1881] was his sister Fanny [b  1828].

Thomas died 4th March 1887 (aged 76) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 654]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-9300
[1848-1884] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

In [Q2] 1875, he married Sarah Ann Smith [1852-1881] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Thomas [1876-17th August 1877] who died aged 1 year  & 3 months
  2. Mary [1879-11th May 1880] who died aged 1 year & 10 months
  3. William [d 12th March 1881] who died aged 5 months

Sarah Ann died 14th February 1881.

Thomas died 1st February 1884.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 654]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-88
[1788-1859] Son of Henry Crabtree.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1810] / a weaver [1815, 1817, 1851].

On 27th September 1810, he married Martha Wilkinson [1790-1875].


Martha was the daughter of Sarah (née Farrar) & John Wilkinson.

She was a bobbin minder [1861]

 

Children:

  1. William [b 1811]
  2. Henry [bapt 12th October 1812; d 7th June 1871] who was  buried with his father
  3. John [bapt 14th April 1815]
  4. George [bapt 16th March 1817]
  5. (possibly) Hannah [b 1819]
  6. Thomas [bapt 3rd November 1822; d 15th March  1898]
  7. Squire
  8. Joseph [bapt 2nd November 1828]
  9. David [bapt 14th February 1831]
  10. Sally [bapt 3rd May 1833] who married Edwin  Pilling [b 1834]

They lived at

  • Owl Hill [1815, 1817]
  • Cragg [1822]
  • Blackwood [1825]
  • Turvin [1828]
  • Weather Hill [1831]
  • Lower Weather Hill, Sowerby [1841]
  • Turvin [1833]
  • Coppy (Copy) Nook, Sowerby [1851, 1859, 1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were daughter Sally & her husband.

Thomas died in 1859 (aged 71).

He was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [6th February 1859]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-7550
[18??-1???] He was a Police Officer [1889].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily [1861-1???] who married Thomas Saltonstall
  2. Lily [b 1875]

The daughters were born in Risca, Monmouthshire

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-1360
[18??-19??] Partner in T. Crabtree & Sons.

He lived at West End House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-89
[1822-1898] Son of Thomas Crabtree.

Baptised 3rd November 1822.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1847] / a farmer of 22 acres [1861] / a farmer [1871] / a farmer of 22 acres [1881] / a farmer [1886, 1891].

On 1st August 1847, he married (1) Betty Mitchell [1819-1884].


Betty, of Sowerby, was the daughter of John Mitchell, delver
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 7th February 1850]
  2. Mary Hannah [b Winter Hill 20th May 1852] who married  John Barker
  3. George Alfred
  4. Betty [b Stocks, Sowerby 10th January 1856] who married  Lister Riley
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1859] who married William Henry Uttley
  6. John Thomas
  7. adopted daughter Mary Hannah Wilcock [b 1869]

They lived at

  • Springs Farm, Sowerby [1861, 1871]
  • Spring, Sowerby [1881]
  • Stocks Spring Farm, Warley [1886]
  • Springs Farm, Sowerby [1891, 1898]

Living with them [in 1881] were married daughter Mary Hannah Barker (& her children), married daughter Sarah Ann Uttley (& her son). and granddaughter Phoebe Crabtree [b 1875].

A Betty Crabtree died in Halifax [Q4 1884] (aged 65).

On 13th November 1886, Thomas married (2) Eliza [1831-1???].


Eliza, of Cragg Vale, was the widow of Mr Wilkinson
 

Thomas died 15th March 1898.

He was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Details of Eliza's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Crabtree, ThomasRef 97-78
[1840-1882] Son of Henry Crabtree.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Arthur

Crabtree, WalterRef 97-2645
[1851-1???] Eldest son of William Crabtree.

He was a printer.

On 18th December 1870, William was murdered. Walter was charged with the murder

Crabtree, WalterRef 97-14
[1864-1???] Son of John Crabtree, farmer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a farmer of Cross Stone [1885] / a farmer [1891, 1901] / a cattle dealer.

In 1885, he married Lucy Ann Barnes at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Lucy Ann, of Cross Stone, was the daughter of
William Barnes
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1888] who was a working on farm [1911]
  2. Betsy [b 1889] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]
  3. Emily [b 1889]
  4. Alfred

They lived at

  • Higher Ashes, Stansfield [1891]
  • Hough Stones Farm, Todmorden [1901, 1911]
  • 8 Oak Mount, Willow Bank, Todmorden

Living with them [in 1891] were Lucy Ann's sisters: Emily Jane Barnes [b 1864] & Ruth Barnes [b 1868]

Crabtree, Wilfred LawsonRef 97-2
[1873-19??] Born in Keighley.

He was a police constable in Sowerby Bridge [1907] / a police sergeant [1911].

In [Q1] 1894, he married Annie Hudson [1872-19??] from Bradford, in Keighley.

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1895] who was a piece mender [1911]
  2. Wilfred Lawson [b 1896] who was a mill hand [1911]
  3. Ernest E. Cecil [b 1897] who was a mill hand [1911]
  4. adopted son Harold Wilkinson [b 1898]
  5. Edwin Milfred [b 1902]

They lived at 32 Elm Terrace, Clayton, Yorkshire [1911]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-11
[1890-1916] Son of Reuben Crabtree.

He was a member of Lineholme Baptist Church and Sunday School / a house painter [1911] / a painter and paper hanger for the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society.

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

The Todmorden & District News [27th October 1916] reported that


He received shell wounds in the right arm and both legs on 16th October 1916, and died of his wounds on the 17th, aged 26
 

He was buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France [Grave Ref III C 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1143
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Heptonstall [1835]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1175
[1771-1853] Born in Heptonstall.

He was landlord of the Black Bull, Heptonstall [1822, 1845] / proprietor of houses [1851].

He married Susannah. Susannah was dead by 1851.

Children:

  1. Hannah [bapt 1801] who married Robert Sutcliffe

They lived at

  • Church Yard Bottom (last house before Main Street), Heptonstall  [1841]
  • Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall [1851]

Living with William [in 1841] was his grandson James Sutcliffe.

Living with the widowed William [in 1851] was his granddaughter Hannah Sutcliffe

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1181
[18??-1???] He was a cotton manufacturer at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-25
[1876-1919] Son of James Crabtree.

Born in Langfield.

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [28th February 1890] reported


William Crabtree, aged 14, farm labourer of Cross Stone, was found guilty at the Todmorden Petty Sessions of stealing two shawls and a silk handkerchief from his grandmother, Sally Mitchell, of Frith's Terrace, Dulesgate.

He had then travelled to Manchester to pawn them.

Once arrested, he confessed.

His father said that he'd had a lot of trouble with William over the last three years and he'd kept running away from home.

He was sent to jail for 14 days, and would then be sent to either a reformatory or a training ship for three years

 

In 1891,


William Crabtree, aged 15, born in Todmorden, was an inmate at Calder Farm Reformatory School, Mirfield
 

He was a farm servant (cow man) at Horse Hey Farm, Wadsworth [1901] / a farm labourer of Lower Ashes [1907] / a cattle salesman.

In [Q1] 1907, he married Marion Sutcliffe [1886-19??] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Marion, of Cross Stone, was the daughter of John Sutcliffe, publican
 

They lived at 2 Castle Clough, Cross Stone.

During World War I, he joined up [December 1914], and served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 9th February 1919.

The Todmorden & District News [14th February 1919] reported his death


William Crabtree, a former soldier, died on the 9th February 1919 (aged 43).

He was wounded on the right side of the head by a piece of shrapnel at Ypres [June 1915]. After being operated on, with part of his skull being removed, he was discharged from the army in November 1915.

He was subsequently unable to work due to epileptic fits. The fits increased in frequency from 29th January 1919, occurring every twenty minutes.

He became paralysed on his left side [1st February 1919].

He went to sleep at noon on Saturday the 8th of February and died late the following night, without regaining consciousness

 

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [F 45].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Co-operative Society

In [Q1] 1921, Marion married John E. Pickles in Todmorden.

They lived at 5 Portland Street, Meadow Bottom, Todmorden.

Marion died in Todmorden [Q3 1940] (aged 55) 

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-44
[1???-19??] Halifax coal merchant.

In the 1930s, he moved into No. 6 The Hough – see Lower Hough House.

He acquired the tongue of land at Stump Cross between the Leeds Road and Bradford Road, where he built a garage and petrol station known as Valley Motors – later Holmeward Car Sales.

A fish shop and No 1A Park Terrace were later built alongside

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2598
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1755]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2317
[17??-18??] Of Square in Walsden.

He married Alice.

Children:

  1. Nancy

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-39
[17??-18??] A joiner from Halifax.

On 10th June 1811, he married Sarah Liddle at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of
Nicholas Liddle
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [3rd October 1811-6th November 1850] who  married Edwin Ramsden
  2. James

Living with them [in 1841] was Sarah's widowed mother Jane

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-8100
[17??-18??] He married Sally Sutcliffe.

The couple were landlords of the Blue Ball, Dulesgate, Todmorden [from at least 1813 to 1824]

See Sally Sutcliffe

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-92
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Ann [1789-1867].

Children:

  1. Hannah who married John Hargreaves


Details of William's death & burial place are not yet known.
 

Ann died 10th February 1867 (aged 78).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1252] with son-in-law John Hargreaves & his children

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-95
[17??-18??]


Question: Is this the same as William Crabtree [1786-183?]?

 

He married Mary [1786-1864].

Mary died 18th August 1864 (aged 78).

He married Mary [1786-1864].


Mary was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Fanny [1828-1905] who was a worsted weaver [1861]  

They lived at

  • 18 Cobden Street, Halifax [1861]

Mary was a widow by 1861.


Details of William's death & burial place are not yet known.
 

Mary died 18th August 1864 (aged 78).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2278] with Joseph Crabtree


Question: Does anyone know if / how William and Joseph Crabtree are related?

 

Crabtree, Rev WilliamRef 97-772
[1720-1854] Born in Wadsworth. He was orphaned as an infant.

He became a shalloon weaver. He was influenced by Rev William Grimshaw He attended Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge. He became a Deacon at the Church.

In 1755, he established a Society of a small group of Particular Baptists who met at a cottage in Haley Hill, Halifax.

He died at Lineholme after a short illness

Crabtree, Rev WilliamRef 97-1205
[1721-1811] From Bradford.

He was a Baptist Minister in the Halifax area.

See Rev Joshua Wood

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-4420
[1786-183?]


Question: Is this the same as William Crabtree [17??-18??]?

 

He married Mary Carter [1783-185?].

Children:

  1. Abraham

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-50
[1790-18??] Born in Halifax.

He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-81
[1792-1842]

He married Sarah [1790-1867].

William died 29th September 1842 (aged 50).

Sarah died 2nd June 1867 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2381
[18??-1?8?] In September 1866, he was appointed lighter of the gas street lights in Luddendenfoot at a wage of 8/- per week.

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-7770
[1808-1868] Of Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1851].

He married Hannah [1808-1878].

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1834] who was a mechanic [1851]
  2. Margaret [b 1836] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Joseph [b 1836] who was a mechanic [1851]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1840] who was a factory hand [1851]
  5. Hannah [1841-1864] who was a factory hand [1851]  
  6. James [b 1843] who was a factory hand [1851]
  7. Elizabeth [1840-1916]
  8. Fanny [1844-1893]
  9. Sarah Jane [b 1848]

They lived at Lee Bank, Halifax [1851].

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Location unknown]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-93
[1822-1889]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace [1833-1899] who married James Thorp; the couple were buried with her father

William died 30th October 1889 (aged 67).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1563] with his sister Hannah Crabtree [1818-1884] & nephew John Crabtree [1851-1871]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-1061
[1824-1870] Of Halifax.

He established Crabtree & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. George
  3. Samuel James [b 1861]

They lived at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [above the family business 1870]

He was a widower by 1870.

On 18th December 1870, William was murdered. His eldest son, Walter was charged with his murder

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-79
[1829-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cordwainer [1881].

Around 1855, he married Jane [1830-1???].


Jane was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1855] who was a cordwainer [1881]
  2. Sarah [b 1859] who was a boot binder [1881]
  3. Thomas [b 1866] who was a cordwainer [1881]
  4. Alfred [b 1869]
  5. Brigham [b 1876]

They lived at Mytholmroyd [1881]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-106
[1838-1915] Born at Blackshaw Head.

On 24th April 1884, he married Edna Wilson [1854-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edna was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. George Wilson
  2. Harriet Emma [20th March 1887]

They lived in Hebden Bridge.

Edna died in Todmorden [27th December 1902] (aged 48).

William died at Heptonstall [25th April 1915] (aged 77) 

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2142
[1839-1913] Son of Henry Crabtree.

Born 3rd January 1840 (according to his birth certificate) or 26th December 1839 (according to the entry in the baptismal register at Heptonstall).

He was a fustian cutter.

He married Betty Wadsworth


Betty was the daughter of Richard Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [1863-1916] who was a fustian cutter
  2. Clara [1864-1933] who married [1897] J. B.  Bracewell from Todmorden and Blackpool
  3. Mary [1867-1939]
  4. Emily [1870-1950]
  5. Richard [1872-1948] who was a fustian cutter
  6. William

They lived at Gransmoor House, Hebden Bridge [1897].

Betty died in 1890.

William died 17th December 1913

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-57
[1851-1???] Son of Thomas Crabtree, machinist.

He was a weaver of Wadsworth [1869].

In 1869, he married Cecilia Pickles.


Cecilia was the daughter of
Thomas Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [b 1869] who was a fustian tailoress [1891]
  2. Mary E. [b 1875]
  3. John T. [b 1884]

They lived at

  • Lane Side, Wadsworth [1881]
  • Black Hill Side, Wadsworth [1891]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-449
[1857-1934] Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff finisher (manufacturer) [1881] / a cloth manufacturer [1911] / an Alderman / Mayor of Halifax [1932-1933].

In [Q3] 1878, he married (1) Emily Anderson [1857-1884] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Ripley [1879-1882]
  2. Ethel [1881-1882]

Emily died 22nd August 1884 (aged 27).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 282].

In [Q3] 1885, he married (2) Emma in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Elizabeth Dickenson, stepdaughter of John Woodhead, sister-in-law of Rufus Stirk, and widow of Richard Pollard
 

They had no children.

His stepdaughter Elizabeth Pollard was living with the family in 1901, and was Mayoress [1832-1933].

They lived at

William died at Savile Grove [10th November 1934] (aged 77).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 282] with his first wife, their children & an unidentified child: Louis Percival Alderson who died 29th February 1876 (aged 4 months). Probate records show that he left effects valued at £70,421 11/2d. Probate was granted to Herbert Sheard (manufacturer), and Charles Lowe Townend (incorporated accountant).

Emma died at Savile Grove [August 1934].

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [30th August 1934]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-58
[1858-1943] Son of Squire Crabtree.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton warper of Gibb Lane [1881] / a cotton warper [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Ada Clegg [1860-1931] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Ada, of Wheatley Lane Ends, was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Henry Clegg
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1883-1931] who was a skirt machinist [1901],  a dressmaker [1911] and never married
  2. Edith [b 1884] who was a skirt machinist [1901], a blouse  machinist [1911]
  3. Elsie [b 1885] who was a cotton piecer [1901], and  married [1906] Willie Reeson [1886-19??], cotton spinner of  Horne Street, Halifax, son of John Reeson, labourer
  4. Hubert [b 1887] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a  cabinet maker [1911] and served in World War I
  5. Percy
  6. Gertrude [b 1894] who was a tailoress machinist [1911]

They lived at

  • 17 Long Can, Ovenden Wood, Ovenden [1891]
  • 6 Buxton Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 St George's Square, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Elsie Reeson (tailoring machinist), and grandson Leslie Reeson [b 1907].

Martha Ann died at St George's Square [25th March 1931].

Ada died at 21 Kensington Road [30th October 1931].

William died at 21 Kensington Road [11th December 1943].

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount [Grave Ref: 80A]

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2093
[1859-1934] Son of Richard Crabtree, butcher.

Born in Halifax.

He was clerk to wire manufacturer [1881] / a clerk [1882, 1885] / a traveller [1887] / a commercial correspondent [1891] / a director of James Royston, Son & Company [1898] / a commercial traveller (wire) [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1906] / managing director of a wireworks [1911].

On 25th July 1882, he married (1) Annis Greenwood [1859-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annis – aka Ann / Annie – was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Greenwood, broker
 

Children:

  1. Richard [b [Q1] 1883; bapt 24th May 1885]
  2. Clara [b [Q4] 1884; bapt 24th May 1885] who was a  dressmaker (apprentice) [1901]
  3. Harry [b 19th January 1887; bapt 21st February 1897]
  4. Alice [b 29th March 1889; bapt 21st February 1897]
  5. Arnold William [b 25th December 1891; bapt 21st February  1897]

Annie died Q4 1901 (aged 41).

On 15th May 1906, he married (2) Hannah Howard [1855-19??] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Hannah, of 19 High Street, Halifax, was the daughter of John Howard, signalman
 

They lived at

  • Hanover Street, Halifax [1885]
  • 5 High Street, Halifax [1887, 1891]
  • 17 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 35 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1906]
  • 6 Park Road, Halifax [1911]
  • (possibly) Savile Grove, Halifax [1934]

William (possibly) died 10th November 1934.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,042 11/2d.

Probate was granted to Herbert Sheard (manufacturer)  and Charles Lowe Townend (incorporated accountant) 

Crabtree, WilliamRef 97-2141
[1878-1945] Son of William Crabtree.

On 4th October 1897, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dawson at Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel Dawson
 

Sarah Elizabeth died in the flu epidemic in Stockton [11th November 1918]

 

 

Crabtree surnameRef 97-1
The surname is recorded in 1509. It is derived from crab-apple tree, meaning someone who lives near a wild apple tree,

There are 186 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Crabtree, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Crabtree

Marriages 1807, 1809, 1860, 1871, 1882, 1892, 1894, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1937; Deaths 1861, 1899, 1900, 1907

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2465

 



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