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Edmondson, AllenRef 479-2
Son of James Edmondson, weaver.

Born in Burnley, Lancashire.

He was a weaver in Hadfield [1894] / a cotton weaver [1901].

In 1894, he married Ellen Hicks [1876-1???] in Glossop Parish Church.

Ellen, of Hadfield, was born in Compstall, Cheshire, the daughter of Joseph Hicks, mason.

She was a cotton weaver [1901]



  1. Willie
  2. Ada [b 1901]
  3. Clara [b 1903]
  4. Mary [b 1906]

The family lived at 7 New Bridge, Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1901].

Allen was killed in a railway accident in Todmorden [Q2 1906] (aged 35)  - see the Foldout.

Following the accident, son Willie started work as a piecer, earning 2/6d a week. This was all the money the family had coming in.

In 1908, Ellen married (2) John William Lord [1871-19??] at St Peter's Church, Walsden

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Edmondson, ArthurRef 479-275
Son of
Thomas William Scorah Edmondson.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a solicitor's clerk [1911] / secretary to Mr McLusky at Halifax Corporation Gas Works Offices.

During World War I, he enlisted [1st May 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died whilst he was in charge of a scouting party and an enemy machine gun was turned on them [7th May 1917] (aged 23).

The Halifax Courier [14th July 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8 & 9], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Salem United Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

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Edmondson, CharlesRef 479-505
Partner in
Edmondson & Company.

He lived at 5 Kingsley Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1905]

Edmondson, DennisRef 479-687
Of Pecket Well.

During World War II, he served with the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He took part in experiments in which he was exposed to chlorine gas.

From 1975, he was well-known as a campaigner against the fluoridation of drinking water. He claimed that the process was to blame for stillbirths and infant deformities. He founded the Calderdale Citizens' Protest Against Fluoridation. He spent thousands of pounds of his own money on scientific tests.

In 1977, he organised a petition and collected 23,000 signatures.

In the 1980s, fluoride was added to water in Kirklees and part of Stainland, and would have been extended throughout Calderdale, had it not been for his representation to Yorkshire Water

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso

Edmondson, EliasRef 479-730

He lived at Limed House, Shibden [1904].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

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Edmondson, HarryRef 479-408

In December 1928, he married Winifred Kershaw [1896-1968] in Halifax.

Winifred was born in Halifax [25th February 1896], the daughter of
John Edwin Kershaw.

She was a copyist in designs for carpets [1911]


They lived at 29 Wheatley Lane, Halifax [1960, 1968]

Winifred died at home [Q3 1968].

Harry died at 83 Westbrook Court, Halifax [15th February 1974]

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Edmondson, JohnRef 479-5
Assistant Curate at Sowerby [1774]

Edmondson, JohnRef 479-22
Or Edmonson [1841].

Born in Middleton, Lancashire.

He was a worsted spinner at Mytholmroyd Bridge [1817] / a worsted spinner [1841] / a worsted spinner and farmer of 1 acre employing 1 man [185].

He married Margaret [1791-1858].


  1. Edward [b c1816]
  2. John [b c1816]
  3. Thomas [b c1817]
  4. William Henry [b c1821]
  5. Mary / Marianne [b c1826] who (possibly) married  Thomas Fielden Uttley
  6. Alfred [b c1826]
  7. Jane [b c1826]
  8. Frederick [b c1828]

The children were baptised in batches, which makes their birthdates difficult to confirm.

They lived at

  • Mytholmroyd [1841, 1851]

John died in 1854 or 1857; Margaret in 1858

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Edmondson, JohnRef 479-3
Son of Daniel Edmondson, yeoman / fisherman.

Born in Poulton-le-Sands.

He was a mariner of Poulton-le-Sands [1858] / a fisherman [1861, 1865, 1871].

In 1858, he married Mary Kitching [1830-1864] at St Mary's Church, Lancaster.

Mary, of Poulton-le-Sands, was born in York, the daughter of Samuel Kitching, stone mason


  1. Samuel Kitching [b 1860]
  2. Janet [b 1863] who was a servant in Huddersfield [1881]

Mary died in 1864 (aged 33)  & was buried at Poulton [4th June 1864].

On 19th October 1865, John married (2) Annie Neel [1842-1896] in Lancaster.

Annie, of Poulton-le-Sands, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of William Neel, farmer


  1. Ellen [b 1867] (recorded as the niece of Thomas  and Margaret Bowness) was living on a farm in Kendal [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1869] who was a scholar at Ripley Hospital,  Lancaster [1881] and married [Halifax Parish Church 1916] widower Sutcliffe  Helliwell [b 1860] (labourer of Northgate, Heptonstall; father  not recorded) 
  3. Elizabeth [b 1870] who was a scholar at Ripley Hospital,  Lancaster [1881], an artificial florist [1891]
  4. Annie Kate [b 1871] who was a cotton operative [1891]
  5. William who died [October 1877] (aged 21 months) 

John died in 1876 (aged 46)  when his fishing boat sank in a storm near Morecambe.

The Lancaster Gazette [21st June 1876] reported his death

John Edmondson of Queen Street, Morecambe, died when the fishing smack Leader sank in rough weather

Annie had a son Thomas [born 1880] (father unknown).

They lived at

  • Back of West View Terrace, Poulton-le-Sands (Parish of Holy  Trinity Church) [1861]
  • Queen Street, Morecambe [1871]
  • 20 Mill Street, Todmorden [1881]

In [Q4] 1881, Annie married (2) Thomas Collinge in Todmorden.

Annie's children – Elizabeth, Annie Kate & Thomas – were living with her and Thomas Collinge in 1891

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Edmondson, RichardRef 479-582
He was the first licensee at the
West Hill Tavern, Halifax [1859-1873].

The place had been a beerhouse for some time.

In 1859, when he applied for a licence to sell spirits and wines, it was said that application had been made for many years without success. He was owner and occupier of the property and had made many improvements and additions to the tavern with the hope of rendering it suitable for an inn. It was also pointed out that there were no similar facilities in the California area of Halifax.

In 1860, he was one of a number of publicans charged with the adulteration of their beer by using grains of paradise in brewing. Edmondson claimed that he had no knowledge of the offence, and that it had been done by his brewer Shoesmith. The bench considered that the defendant was liable for the act of his servant. He was fined £50. Renewal of his licence was challenged because his offence.

Druggist Richard Toone was charged and fined £125 for supplying the grains

Edmondson, RobertRef 479-734
Born in Low Moor.

He was a cattle dealer [1911].

In [Q3] 1878, he married Lucy Jowett [1852-1919] from Low Moor, in Bradford.


  1. child
  2. Fanny [b 1882]
  3. Phoebe [b 1885]
  4. Ida [b 1888]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1893]

They lived at Lothian House, Brighouse [1891, 1911].

Living with them [in 1891] was Lucy's widowed mother Phoebe [1808-1894]

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Edmondson, ThomasRef 479-49
He came from the Dolphin Holme mill, Lancaster, where he had been a cotton manufacturer.

In 1792, he built a mill at Mytholmroyd which adapted cotton machinery to the production of wool for worsted manufacture. He went into partnership – Walker & Edmondson – with Mr Walker.

In 1796, he built 26 cottages at Pismire, Mytholmroyd called New Houses.

He married Unknown.

Child: a daughter who married [1803] Joseph Hughes of Liverpool

Edmondson, ThomasRef 479-4
Born 20th October 1789; baptised at Warley Congregational Chapel [10th January 1790].

He was a weaver and became a well-known teacher, musician and singer

This & associated entries use material contributed by Daz Marks

Edmondson, ThomasRef 479-153
Born in Warley.

He was a worsted overlooker [1851] / an overlooker [1871].

On 4th December 1828, a Thomas Edmondson (possibly) married (1) Mary Smith in Halifax.


  1. Elizabeth [b 1829] who was a straw bonnet maker [1851]
  2. Hannah [4th March 1831-1st March 1895] who was a worsted  power loom weaver [1851], a warper [1871] & was buried with her  parents
  3. Ann [b 1833]
  4. Mary Jane [b 1840] who was a warper [1871]
  5. Sarah E. [b 1844]

Thomas was widowed by 1851.

In [Q4] 1852, he married (2) Hannah Greenwood [1809-1870] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 22 York Place, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 106 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1871]

Hannah died 29th November 1870 (aged 61).

Thomas died 8th December 1879 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1318] with Miles Fox

Edmondson, ThomasRef 479-139
Illegitimate son of
Annie Edmondson.

Born in Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton operative [1891].

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

He died of wounds in No.6 General Hospital [18th April 1917].

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [4th May 1917] reported his death

Private Thomas Edmondson, Duke of Wellington's, was admitted to hospital in France on the 17th of April, suffering from wounds.

He died 18th April 1917 (aged 37).

He formerly worked for Mr J. M. Firth, builder and contractor


He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref O IX F 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

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Edmondson, Thomas HenryRef 479-169
Son of Lily & George Edmondson.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

In [Q2] 1920, he married Gertrude Jeyes Greenwood in Halifax.

During World War II, and he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He was killed in action [17th June 1940].

He was buried at St.Georges D'Oleron Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref 6].

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

Edmondson, Thomas William ScorahRef 479-336
Son of William Edmondson, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaving overlooker [1891, 1901] / a Wilton carpet loom tuner [1911].

In 1890, he married Elizabeth Amy Holt Asquith [1870-19??] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Elizabeth, of 32 Makin Street, Haley Hill, was born in Dewsbury, the daughter of Joseph Asquith, hairdresser


  1. Doris [b 1894] who was an assistant (boot stores) [1911]
  2. Arthur

They lived at

  • 9 Naylor Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 41 Woodside Crescent, Halifax [1911]
  • 25 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1917]

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Edmondson, Tom LivingstoneRef 479-89
Born in Burnley

In 1901, he married Susannah Hollas in Burnley.

Susannah was the daughter of
Michael Hollas

They had no children

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Edmondson, Rev W.Ref 479-656
Minister of
Cornholme United Methodist Free Church. He left in June 1908

Edmondson, Rev WilliamRef 479-21
Minister at
Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel [1879]

Edmondson, WillieRef 479-144
Son of
Allen Edmondson.

His father was killed in 1906, whilst working on the railway. Following the accident, Willie, aged twelve, started work as a piecer, earning 2/6d a week. This was all the money the family had coming in.

Willie was a cotton weaver [1911] / a weaver at Edward Lord's mill in Gauxholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 13th June 1915 (aged 20).

The Todmorden & District News [16th July 1915] reported his death with a photograph

Private Willie Edmondson, 1st/6th Battalion, of 83 Hollins Road, killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 13th of June, three days before his 21st birthday.

In his last letter home, dated June 3rd, he said,

Just a word to let you know I am all right. We are having plenty to go through. It looks like having to spend my birthday in the trenches this time

In the same letter, writing about their first advance, he said,

How we came out without a mark I don't know, for bullets were coming upon us like hail, and shells were bursting all over us


He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley


Edmondson surnameRef 479-1
There are 21 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Edmondson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Edmondson

Baptism 1819


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