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Holdsworth, MrRef 55-3
[1???-18??]
Of Halifax.

(Possibly) John Holdsworth who was landlord of the Three Pigeons, Halifax [1834, 1837].

In 1835, he, sued the inhabitants of Agbrigg and Morley, for the damages to his property during the window-breaking riots on 6th January 1835. The Jury awarded damages of £230, against the £240 which he had claimed.

Holdsworth, MrsRef 55-77
[1???-18??]
She ran a
private school at Southowram [around 1870]

Holdsworth, MrRef 55-159
[17??-18??]
This man's full name is yet to be determined.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. George

Holdsworth, MrRef 55-15
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1861] who married James William Bulmer
  2. James [b 1866] who was a comb maker [1891]
  3. Sarah E. [b 1869]
  4. Clara [b 1873] who was a worsted coating mender [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1875] who was a comb maker [1891]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 34 Horne Street, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] when James was head of the household, were sister Hannah's children

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Holdsworth, AbrahamRef 55-158
[1803-1857]
Of
Hall House, Shibden.

Son of Mr Holdsworth.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3310] with his brother George

Holdsworth, Agnes daughter of Orm deRef 55-32
[11??-11??]

(Modern: Agnes Ormuson-Holdsworth)

Possibly daughter of Orm son of Magnus.

Held land in Holdsworth.

Married: possibly did not marry.

Children: possibly childless

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Holdsworth, Albert EdwinRef 55-20
[1993-1917]
Son of Sarah Marshall (née Smith) [1846-1929] & John Holdsworth [1844-1912] of 36 Rosemary Lane, Rastrick.

Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 6th October 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 52-54 & 162A], and on Rastrick War Memorial

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Holdsworth, Alfred SugdenRef 55-111
[1865-1922]
Son of
Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was an apprentice coppersmith [1881].

He and his brother Percy Foster Holdsworth took over the family business, H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

In 1887, he married Charlotte Annie Oldfield in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Wray Sugden [1888-1970]
  2. Bertha Emma [b 1891]
  3. George Arthur [1894-1973]
  4. Elsie Bancroft [1897-1941]

Probate records show effects valued at £1,829

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Holdsworth, AmosRef 55-13
[1770-1???]
Son of
John Holdsworth

He married Jane Emsley in Guiseley [28th April 1794].

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1800]

Holdsworth, AnnaRef 55-64
[1685-17??]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram. Daughter of Thomas Holdsworth.

She married Robert Wood from Fold

Holdsworth, AnnaRef 55-53
[1773-1854]
Or Ann.

Daughter of Thomas Holdsworth of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Baptised 9th September 1772.

In 1790, she married John Thompson.

In the marriage reports, she was described as

the last surviving daughter of the late Thomas Holdsworth of Ashday Hall

She was listed as a landed proprietor [1851].

She died 28th January 1854 (aged 81).

She & her husband were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [M 16]

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Holdsworth, AquillaRef 55-37
[1855-19??]
Born in Southowram.

He was a brick moulder [1909] / a brick maker [1911].

In 1880, he married Mary A. [1855-19??].


Mary A. was born in Huddersfield
 

Child: Mary Ann who married Henry Anderson

They lived at 10 Abbey Street, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]

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Holdsworth, ArthurRef 55-86
[1857-1878]
6th child of
George Holdsworth.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Illingworth

Holdsworth, ArthurRef 55-47
[1860-1924]

He married Louisa Illingworth [1858-1920].


Louisa was the daughter of
Edward Illingworth
 

Louisa died 10th March 1920 (aged 62).

Arthur died 16th April 1924 (aged 64).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1410] with Louisa's parents

Holdsworth, CharlesRef 55-107
[1883-1964]
Pioneer of the British road transport industry.

Born in Northowram.

With his brother Oliver, he worked in the family business of corn and carting which expanded into many towns, and they founded O. & C. Holdsworth, Hebble Motor Services and O. & C. Estates Limited which still owns part of Halifax town centre today.

He also started Trent Oil Products and was a founder of Jet Petroleum which he sold to an American concern in 1961.

He promoted the reafforestation of Beacon Hill.

He was Centenary Mayor of Halifax [1947-1949].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Annie White [1881-19??] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Marjorie White [b 1907] who was Mayoress to her father  [1948]
  2. Malcolm
  3. Donald

The family lived at 201 Claremount Road, Halifax [1911].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £97,720

See Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax, Hebble Bus Company, O. & C. Holdsworth, O. & C. Estates Limited and Westgate, Halifax

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Holdsworth, ChristopherRef 55-9
[1???-1556]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

He became a priest

Holdsworth, ChristopherRef 55-81
[1???-1580]
Son of
Richard Holdsworth.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, ClementRef 55-137
[1855-1920]
JP.

Second son of George Holdsworth.

Born at Elmwood, Halifax [18th September 1855].

He was educated at Uppingham, Rutland.

In 1873, he started work at the family's Shaw Lodge Mills. He and his cousin, Walter, joined their uncle William Irving Holdsworth in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited.

In 1885, he took over the family business, becoming sole partner.

He was first President Halifax & District Master Spinners' Federation  [1913-1919] / Chairman of Halifax Chamber of Commerce / church warden at Halifax Parish Church.

He married Emma Louisa Udall [1856-1926] from Staffordshire [27th September 1878].


Emma Louisa was the daughter of T. Udall of Silverdale, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. George Bertram
  2. Constance Gertrude [1881-1955]
  3. Kathleen Marian [1882-1946] who married Captain Charles Selborne Walker
  4. Hugh Reginald
  5. twins Norman Cyril [1885-1887]
  6. Robert Lionel [1885-1887]
  7. Florence Gwendoline

The twins – Norman Cyril and Robert Lionel – were born on 25th March 1885 and both died on 28th November 1887.

They lived at

In 1900, he erected the western screen for the Organ in Halifax Parish Church.

In 1900, he bought the Scargill estate, Kettlewell.

In 1912, he moved to Grassington.

He died at Netherside Hall, Threshfield, Skipton [13th April 1920].

He & his wife were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

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Holdsworth, CyrusRef 55-18
[1924-1944]
Son of Mrs M. Holdsworth of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 15th January 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref II G 12]

Holdsworth, DonaldRef 55-84
[1913-1967]
Son of
Charles Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax [24th April 1913].

On 13th August 1939, he married Margaret Dunn Coggan [1915-1995] in Halifax.


Margaret was born in Skidby, East Riding [23rd May 1915]
 

Children:

  1. Ian
  2. Simon
  3. Robert

They lived at Heatherstone, Savile Park [1947].

He went to live in Rhodesia where he had a business Clan Transport.

He retired to live in Switzerland.

Donald died in Halifax [21st July 1967].

Margaret died in Durban, South Africa [5th September 1995].

See O. & C. Holdsworth and Walton & Helliwell Limited

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Holdsworth, Edward LawsonRef 55-46
[1821-1903]
Born in Wortley [9th September 1821].

He was a cloth dresser [1851] / a cloth finisher employing 10 men, 9 boys and 2 females [1871] / a cloth finisher employing 12 men and 5 boys (woollen) [1881] / a retired cloth finisher [1891].

In [Q4] 1843, he married Mary Ann Stephenson [1822-1884] in Leeds.


Mary was born in Gildersome [29th July 1822]
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1847]
  2. Mary [1849-1872] who was a milliner [1871]
  3. John Matthew [b 1851] who was a cloth dresser [1871]
  4. William Lawson
  5. Susannah [b 1858] who was a cloth dresser [1871]
  6. Emma [b 1862]
  7. Margaret A. [b 1865]

They lived at

Mary Ann died 1st November 1884 (aged 62).

Edward Lawson died 9th May 1903 (aged 82).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 779]

Holdsworth, EmilyRef 55-92
[1852-1883]
Daughter of
George Holdsworth.

She married Benjamin Currer Rawson.

She died on 28th November 1883.

After her death, her husband installed a clerestory window in the south arcade chancel of Halifax Parish Church in her memory

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Holdsworth, ErnestRef 55-16
[1889-1917]
Son of
Frank Gooder Holdsworth.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a teacher at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top / a worsted bobbin setter [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed in the Victoria Shed at Crossley's.

In [Q2] 1911, he married Mary J. Townend in Halifax.

Child: Gladys [b Q4 1912]

They lived at

  • 1 Belle Vue Terrace, Southowram [1917]
  • 5 Higgin Lane, Southowram

During World War I, he served as a Corporal / Signaller with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds in Belgium [9th October 1917] (aged 28).

The Halifax Courier [1st December 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Minty Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I E 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

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Holdsworth, FannyRef 55-101
[1854-1903]
4th child of
George Holdsworth.

She married Rev Arthur John Groom.

She died at Ashwicken, Norfolk [19th November 1903].

She was buried at Ashwicken

Holdsworth, Florence GwendolineRef 55-114
[1892-1928]
Seventh child of
Clement Holdsworth.

Born 5th October 1892.

She was highly proficient in the musical arts.

In September 1911, at the age of 18, she was awarded her Diploma (Licentiateship) by the Royal Academy of Music for teaching Pianoforte playing.

She married John McKellar Robertson CBE, OBE, VD, JP, in Skipton [5th June 1919].


John was the second son of William Robertson, shipping-line owner of Glasgow, at St Mary's Church, Kettlewell
 

Children:

  1. Judith [b 1920]
  2. Ian
  3. Peter McKellar [b 1923]

She died at Kensington Palace Gardens, London after a long illness [23rd February 1928]

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Holdsworth, Frank GooderRef 55-2
[1858-1912]
Born in Rastrick.

He was a silk drawer [1891] / a silk dresser [1901, 1911].

In 1883, he married Emma Sugden [1860-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Brookfoot
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1885] who was a fitter [1901], a textile  machinery fitter [1911]
  2. Alfred [b 1886] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  3. Ernest
  4. May [b 1891] who did house work [1911]
  5. Elsie [b 1896] who was a silk spinner [1911]

They lived at

  • Marsh Delves, Southowram [1891]
  • 37 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Colin Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Trooper Lane, Southowram

Frank died in Halifax [Q1 1912] (aged 54) 

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Holdsworth, G.Ref 55-147
[18??-18??]
In 1887, he took over
Joseph Pickard & Company and the company became J. Pickard & Company

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-110
[14??-15??]
Of Halifax. In 1541, he bought land in Warley from
Robert Hargrave

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-119
[17??-18??]
Of
Elmwood, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1822-1870] who married Robert Crossley
  2. George

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Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-99
[17??-18??]
He had business at
Shibden Mill [1823]

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-69
[1767-1822]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

He married Sarah [1774-1824].

Children:

  1. William [1796-1823]
  2. John
  3. Martha [b 1800]
  4. Amelia [b 1802]
  5. Sarah [b 1808]
  6. Mary [1810-1892] who married John Titterington
  7. Henry [b 1813]
  8. Sam / Samuel [1815-1817]

They lived at Dean Head, Northowram.

George died 30th October 1822.

Sarah died at Dean Head [6th March 1824].

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-8
[18??-1???]
Son of
Jonas Holdsworth.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Sam [1864-1867] who died aged 2 years and 9 months

Son Sam was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with his Holdsworth grandparents

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-28
[18??-18??]
Worsted spinner at Northowram.

In February 1845, he was declared bankrupt

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-157
[1814-1884]
Son of
Mr Holdsworth.

Born in Northowram.

He was manager at worsted mill [1871] / a foreman overlooker (worsted) [1881].

He married Mary [1810-1887].


Mary was born in Radnorshire, Wales
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane who died 7th April 1851 (aged 6 weeks)   
  2. Susannah [1849-1923] who was a governess (teacher) [1871,  1881]

The family lived at

  • 11 Whitegate Road, Siddal [1871]
  • 4 Stoney Royd Terrace, Halifax [1881]

George died 26th January 1884 (aged 70).

Mary died 27th December 1887 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3310] with George's brother Abraham Holdsworth

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-60
[1822-1866]
JP.

Of Elm Wood, Skircoat.

Second son of John Holdsworth.

Born 8th February 1822.

On 25th January 1848, he married Hannah Judith Turney.

Children:

  1. Lucy Georgina
  2. Walter
  3. Emily
  4. Fanny
  5. Clement
  6. Arthur [b 1857]
  7. Gertrude

Like his father, he was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. On 1st April 1856, he and his brother, John, created a new record.

George died 24th November 1866.

Hannah died in 1874 (aged 54).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-36
[1822-1887]
Born in Southowram.

He was an agricultural labourer [1851] / a carter [1861] / a farm servant [1871] / a green grocer [1881].

In [Q2] 1846, he married Martha Frith [1822-1902] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Southowram.

She was a bobbin winder [1851]

 

Children:

  1. David [b 1848] who was a store keeper in factory [1871]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1852] who was a card printer in factory  [1871]
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1860] who was a spinner in factory [1871],   a worsted weaver [1881] & married John Redman

They lived at

  • Lower Marsh, Bank Top, Southowram [1851]
  • 15 Marsh Lane, Southowram [1861]
  • Marsh Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • 95 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881]

George died 11th January 1887 (aged 65).

Martha died 7th November 1902 (aged 80).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 99] with daughter Sarah Jane & her husband John Redman

Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-6
[1833-1???]
Born in Northowram.

He was superintendent of tapestry carpet designers [1891].

He married Unknown.

Child: Kate [b 1871]

They lived at 38 North Parade, Halifax

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Holdsworth, GeorgeRef 55-155
[1869-1921]
Born 9th June 1869.

In [Q2] 1911, he married Amy Lomas in Halifax.


Amy was the daughter of
Thomas Lomas
 

George died 15th July 1921.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2939] with Amy's parents

Holdsworth, George BertramRef 55-128
[1879-1942]
JP.

3rd son of Clement Holdsworth.

Of Netherside Hall, near Skipton.

He joined the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited at Shaw Lodge Mills.

He was Lieutenant in the Yorkshire Dragoons [1900-1904]. In 1916, he was appointed Justice of the Peace for the West Riding.

He married Mabel Highley, at Christ Church, Harrogate [3rd June 1919].


Mabel was the daughter of William Highley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Michael
  3. William

He died at the family's Scargill estate, Kettlewell.

He was buried at Kettlewell

Holdsworth, GertrudeRef 55-140
[1858-1927]
Daughter of
George Holdsworth.

Born 18th May 1858.

She married Horace Alfred Groom.

She died 17th November 1927 & was buried at Ashwicken, Norfolk

Holdsworth, HenryRef 55-146
[1581-1620]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

He married Mary

Holdsworth, HenryRef 55-67
[1827-1871]
A beerseller and brick moulder at
Bank Top, Southowram.

At 2:00 am, on 26th September 1871, his wife was asleep when she woke to the sound of him singing Down in yonder valley, then she heard him fall down the stairs. He died from the fall.

At the inquest, the jury heard that he had been quite sober and well when he went to bed. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned

Holdsworth, HenryRef 55-44
[1827-1876]
Son of
Joseph Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was (possibly) a pupil at Warley Grammar School [1841] / a woolstapler [1851, 1871].

He married Ellen [1832-1904].


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1852] who was a wool sorter [1871]
  2. Mary A. [b 1854]
  3. Grace A. [b 1857]

They lived at

  • North Parade, Halifax [1851]
  • 6 Carlton Place, Halifax [1871]

Henry died 21st March 1876 (aged 49).

Ellen died 5th March 1904 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 862] with Henry's parents

Holdsworth, HenryRef 55-25
[1830-1853]

On 1st March 1852, he married Mary Mann in Halifax.

Henry died Q1 1853.

In 1856, Mary married George Fearnley

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Holdsworth, HughRef 55-118
[1549-1572]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth

Holdsworth, Hugh BancroftRef 55-151
[1867-1947]
Son of
Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was a gold jeweller [1891].

He and his brother James Edward were in business as motor engineers and agents.

In February 1942, the partnership was dissolved.

In 1892, he married Bertha Duvall Bishop.

Child: Unknown

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Holdsworth, Hugh ReginaldRef 55-61
[1884-1957]
Son of
Clement Holdsworth.

He was educated at Uppingham, Rutland.

During World War I, he was Captain with the 3rd Battalion West Riding Regiment.

During World War II, he served with the Home Guard.

He was a worsted spinner [1939].

On 10th October 1915, he married Dorothy Anne Frances Bethune at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Dorothy Anne Frances was the daughter of Henry Leonard Drinkwater Bethune
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis Evelyn [1917-1919?] who died from Asian flu  during World War I, while her father was serving in France
  2. Patricia Mary [b 1918-1990] who married Dr Joe Laycock
  3. David Bethune [b 1922]
  4. Rupert Lindsay Bethune [b 1930]
  5. Anne Doyne [b 1933] who married Larry Craig

They lived at Shaw Royd, Halifax

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Holdsworth, Hugh SugdenRef 55-73
[1841-1922]
Son of
Thomas Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brazier [1861] / a master coppersmith [1871] / a master coppersmith employing 4 men & 2 boys [1881] / a coppersmith employer [1901] / a coppersmith master, general designer [1911].

He took over the family business and established H. S. Holdsworth Limited. He invented the company's

Improved Steam Water Heaters

which were specially designed for hotels, restaurants, coffee taverns, steam laundries, factories and hospitals.

His sons – Alfred Sugden and Percy Foster – joined the family business.

In 1863, he married (1) Emma Bancroft in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Alfred Bancroft
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Sugden
  2. Hugh Bancroft
  3. Edwin Holgate [1870-1875]
  4. Hilda Jane [b 1871] who married [1899] Thomas Edward  Featherstone
  5. Percy Foster
  6. Florence Helena [1878-1946] who never married
  7. Henrietta Holgate [1880-190?]
  8. James Edward

Emma died in 1890.

In 1892, he married (2) Martha Emily Hamnett [1855-1???] in Salford.


Martha Emily came from Manchester
 

Child: 9. Jessie Hamnett [b 1894].

They lived at

  • 43 Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 30 Clare Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • Clovelly, St Alban's Road, Halifax [1922]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £22,377 13/6d

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Holdsworth, Ian CharlesRef 55-100
[1940-1997]
Son of
Donald Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax [26th August 1940].

He married Minette Evern.

Child: Brenden

Tim was murdered in Johannesburg, South Africa [27th February 1997] in an armed robbery attempting to steal his new Mercedes

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Holdsworth, IrvineRef 55-19
[1886-1918]
Son of Charlotte & John Holdsworth of 413 New Road Side, Wyke, Bradford.

Born in Norwood Green, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 18th April 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II F 6].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Holdsworth, IsraelRef 55-163
[1809-1856]
Son of
William Holdsworth.

Born in Yorkshire [7th August 1809].

He was a stone delver [1841].

On 19th November 1845, he married Martha Bottomley [1811-1876] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Halifax [4th July 1811]
 

Children:

  1. Jonas [1840]
  2. Israel William

They lived at Quarry House Gate, Northowram [1841]

Israel died 21st December 1846.

Martha died 9th March 1876.

They both died in Northowram

Holdsworth, Israel WilliamRef 55-26
[1846-1905]
Son of
Israel Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax [24th November 1846].

He was a removal contractor and general carrier.

He had an office at the junction of North Bridge and Range Bank, next to the Great Northern Hotel, Halifax, and can be seen in the photos of the North Bridge Tram Accident [1st July 1906].

On 8th October 1870, he married Hannah Gibson [1847-1916] in Northowram.

Israel died 26th January 1905.

Hannah died 23rd July 1916.

They both died in Halifax

Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-95
[1???-15??]
Clothier.

He lived at Place House, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Child: William

Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-79
[16??-16??]
He lived at
Place House, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Child: Mary

Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-33
[1751-1833]
Of Southowram.

James died 24th November 1833 (aged 82).

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1789-21st May 1842]

Father & son were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-S6]

Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-24
[18??-1???]

He married Mary [1818-1890]

Mary died at Royd Farm, Illingworth [25th April 1890] (aged 72) 

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Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-70
[18??-18??]
Recorded in 1845, when he was Postmaster at
Northowram

Holdsworth, JamesRef 55-49
[1811-1883]
Born in Southowram.

He was a master iron founder [1861] / an iron founder employing 9 men & 1 boy [1871].

He married Ann [1820-1883].


Ann was born in Sowerby
 

They lived at

  • Lower Wade Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 20 Cross Street, Upper Wade Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1861, 1871] were unmarried sister-in-law Mary Butler [b 1810] (worsted reeler 1861)  & niece-in-law Susannah Butler [b 1831] (worsted warper).

James died 1st January 1883 (aged 72).

Ann died 8th February 1883 (aged 63).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1667] with sister-in-law Mary Butler [1810-1872]

Holdsworth, James EdwardRef 55-52
[1882-1943]
Son of
Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was a motor cycle agent and dealer [1911]. He and his brother Hugh Bancroft were in business as motor engineers and agents.

In February 1942, the partnership was dissolved.

In 1910, he married Amy Alice Smith [1885-19??] in Halifax.

They lived at 327 Skircoat Green Road, Halifax [1911]

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Holdsworth, James LawRef 55-43
[1849-1919]
Son of
Samuel Holdsworth.

In [Q2] 1873, he married Emma Elizabeth Brearley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frederick William [1882-24th April 1897] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4452] with his Holdsworth grandparents

James died in Halifax [Q2 1919] (aged 69).

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-133
[1???-1655]
Of Southowram.

He and   his son, William Holdsworth, were commemorated on a tombstone inscribed

Here lieth the body of John Holdsworth, of Southowram, who was buried November 2 Anno Do 1655. And also here lieth the body of William Holdsworth his son, who was buried the [?] day of May 1679

which was discovered when workmen were working inside Halifax Parish Church in 1878.

Beneath the tombstone, they found a stone coffin into which the remains of 2 people – possibly those of John and William had been placed

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-11
[1???-18??]
He was mute by visitation of God from birth.

On 14th March 1822, he was charged at the York Assizes with


battering his brother James about the head with a stone
 

The Jury decided that John was unfit to stand trail

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-129
[14??-1497]
Son of
Richard de Haldeworth. A wealthy Halifax merchant. He lived at Ashday Hall, Southowram. He had lands in Hipperholme, Northowram, Southowram, and Alverthorpe.

In October 1463, he was Constable of Hipperholme. In 1495, he was elected Grave of Alverthorpe.

He married Cicely.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Isabel
  3. Elizabeth who married Robert Hargrave
  4. John
  5. Joan [15??-1603] who married Edward Gibson

His son Robert wrote that

At the time of his death, my good father bequeathed and gave to me in ready money, goods, and chattells near upon the value of 1,000 marks to find me at the School of Oxforth and beyond the sea

John instructed Robert to endow certain scholarships in the University of Oxford by which Halifax youth might have the advantage of

good and faithful learning

and gave him

great sums of money

to found a free school at Halifax and to erect two chantry chapels at the parish church

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-124
[14??-1535]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Alice [d 1563].

Children:

  1. Margaret who married [7th September 1539] John  Brooke from Huddersfield
  2. Christopher
  3. Gilbert of Bradford who married Joan [d 1577]
  4. John of Halifax [will dated 1518]
  5. William of Northowram [d 1545] who married Margaret
  6. Agnes who married William Brooke from  Kirkheaton [d 1540]
  7. Richard

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-56
[1523-1570]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of Richard Holdsworth.

On 30th January 1542, he married Alice Lacy.


Alice was the daughter of Hugh Lacy
 

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Hugh
  3. Richard
  4. Jane [d 1584?]
  5. Margaret [1544-1570]
  6. Agnes who married John Gybson
  7. John

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-57
[1547-1620]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 2nd February 1572/3, he married Elizabeth Savile at Elland.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Savile
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Jane [1577-1615] who died at Wakefield
  4. Elizabeth [b 1579]
  5. Henry
  6. Robert
  7. Dorothie [b 1585] who married Richard Sproxton
  8. Sibella [b 1585/86]
  9. Alice [b 1587] who married John Seaton

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-116
[1574-1658]
(Possibly) son of
John Holdsworth.

He was elected Constable of Hipperholme [1614]

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-112
[16??-1???]
Of Northowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace who married Joseph Northend

Holdsworth, Rev JohnRef 55-58
[16??-1744]
MA.

He was Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1733-1744] / Vicar of Coley [1733-1740] / Lecturer at Halifax Parish Church [1740].

In 1733, he married Mary Lister.


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Lister
 

He died in April 1744.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-91
[17??-18??]
Around 1800, he established a coppersmiths and brazier business, producing vessels for the dyeing industry. He also produced a tea-urn water heater. He had business at
Victoria Street, Halifax.

His son and grandson took over and became H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

He married Unknown.

Child: Thomas

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-98
[1707-1766]
Son of
Thomas Holdsworth.

On 23rd August 1739, he married Rebecca Peel at Coley.


Rebecca was the daughter of Jeremiah Peel
 

Child: Richard

His father disinherited him for marrying a weaver's daughter.

He & his wife were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-152
[1731-1811]
Son of
Samuel Holdsworth.

On 7th April 1760, he married Catherine Holt [17??-1811] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. twins Judith [b 1763]
  2. Mary [1763-1826] who married John Holt
  3. John [1765-1811]
  4. Samuel
  5. George
  6. Amos
  7. Daniel [b 1771]
  8. James [b 1772]
  9. Richard [b 1772]
  10. Fanny who married [24th May 1803] Thomas Holroyd

Catherine died 13th March 1811.

John died May 1811.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-72
[1787-1867]
A bell-ringer of Halifax.

He was landlord of the Black Horse Inn, Woolshops for nearly 30 years  [1841, 1845, 1851] / a late licensed victualler [1861].

On 11th October 1865, the bell-ringers at All Souls' Church rang a peal of Kent Treble Bob Major, consisting of 2496 changes, in honour of his 78th birthday. He was the oldest bell-ringer in the town, and had been a ringer at Halifax Parish Church for 60 years until within five weeks of his death.

He married Sarah [1790-18??]. Sarah died between 1851 and 1861.

Child: Sarah A. [b 1814] who married John W. Sladdin [1838-1???].

They lived at

  • Black Horse Yard, Halifax [1841]
  • 15 Lister Street, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1841] were lodgers William Crossley [aged 35] (iron moulder), Mary Ann Crossley [aged 30], William Bradley [aged 50] (block cutter), John Lee [aged 4] and John Laycock [aged 40] (calico printer).

Living with him [in 1861] were daughter Sarah A., her husband John W. Sladdin (worsted dyer) and son John H. Sladdin [aged 2]

Shortly before his death, he had been a pensioner of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society

He died at New Bank, Halifax [31st January 1867]

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-136
[1797-1857]
Son of
George Holdsworth.

Born at Shaw Lodge.

In 1822, he began business as a cloth manufacturer at Bottoms Mill, then at Waterside Mill. He went on to establish John Holdsworth & Company Limited at Shaw Lodge Mill.

He was one of the original shareholders in the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Bank and the Halifax Joint Stock Bank.

He was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. He established new bell-ringing records on 25th March 1811, 6th December 1821, and 20th December 1824.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

On 13th February 1820, he married Sarah Irving [1800-1876] from Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William Irving
  2. George
  3. Tom
  4. John

In the 1870s, he acquired land on which houses were built for his sons: Shaw Lodge for William Irving, Elm Wood for George, Spring Hall for Tom, and [??] for John

He & his wife were buried at Illingworth Church: John [12th June 1857]; Sarah [3rd May 1876].

His sons and widow gave a window in the Holdsworth Chapel in his memory, and their sons gave another window in the Holdsworth Chapel in memory of their mother.

See Addison Duncan

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-120
[18??-1???]
In the mid-19th century, he established business as a plumber and ironmonger at
North Parade, Halifax. Around 1875, he moved to a 4-storey building in Corporation Street, Halifax

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-130
[1800-1882]
Son of Hannah (née Priestley) & Benjamin Holdsworth.

Born at Ambler Thorn.

He was a stone quarryman / delver.

On 11th August 1823, he married Rebecca Busfield [1800-1888] in Halifax.


Rebecca came from Farsley
 

Children:

  1. William [1824-1884]
  2. Hannah [1825-1906]
  3. Benjamin [1827-1878]
  4. Sarah [1830-1896] who married (1) Thomas Rawnsley & (2) William Shackleton
  5. John [1832-1879]
  6. Edwin [1834-1866]
  7. Emma [1838-1839]
  8. James [1840-1873]
  9. Joseph [1846-1932]

They lived at Shibden Head Lane, Northowram. where John and Rebecca died.

Members of the family were buried at Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn. There is a large stone monument giving the details of other members of the family

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-132
[18??-19??]
A bookkeeper for
John Burgess & Son. He was the recorder for the first meeting of the people who went on to establish the Brighouse Flour & Industrial Society

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-40
[1805-1875]
Born in Northowram.

He was a woolsorter [1841, 1861, 1871].

He married Ann [1805-1876].


Ann was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1833] who was a carpet designer [1861]
  2. Thomas [b 1836] who was a woolsorter [1861]
  3. Joseph
  4. Margaret [1839-6th February 1888] who was a worsted  winder [1861, 1871] and was buried with her parents
  5. Robert [b 1840]
  6. Susannah [b 1843] who was a carpet pattern setter [1861]
  7. Mary [b 1845] who was a dress maker [1871]

The family lived at

  • Birkby Lane, Dewsbury [1841]
  • Crossley House, Old Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Old Lane Mount, Northowram [1871]

John died 24th October 1875 (aged 70).

Ann died 3rd January 1876 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2686] with granddaughter Florence Holdsworth [1867-1869]

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-80
[1830-1879]
JP.

Of Willowfield. Youngest son of John Holdsworth

On 15th September 1855, he married Mary Ann Haigh.


Mary Ann came from Rochdale, and was the daughter of Charles Haigh
 

Like his father, he was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. On 1st April 1856, he and his brother, George, created a new record.

He was a member of the Rifle Volunteers. In 1874, he endowed St John's Church, Warley.

He died at Willowfield on 18th August 1879.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb.

On 6th February 1883, Mary Ann married George Edward Mumford at St John's Church, Warley

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-161
[1835-1873]
Born in Bradford.

He was a stone mason [1871].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Maria Appleyard [1839-1897] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Halifax.

She was a widowed laundress [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1861] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a  cigar maker [1881] & married John Brooksbank
  2. Ada [b 1865] who was an unemployed domestic servant [1881]
  3. Irvine [b 1867] who was a cigar maker [1881]
  4. Janet [b 1869] who was a worsted winder [1891]
  5. Egbert [b 1871] who was a letter carrier [1891]
  6. Annie [1873-1932] who was a worsted twister [1891], never  married & died at Kirkburton

The family lived at 10 Warwick Street, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was grandson Willie Holdsworth [1885].

John died 20th June 1873 (aged 38).

Maria died 21st March 1897 (aged 58).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1595] and grandson Ralph Brooksbank

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-59
[1838-1???]
Born in Halifax.

He was a woolstapler employing 3 men [1871].

On 22nd January 1862, he married Elizabeth Abercrombie at Bramley Lane Chapel, Lightcliffe.


Elizabeth was the daughter of David Abercrombie
 

Theirs was the first marriage at the Chapel.

Children:

  1. John Abercrombie
  2. Maggie Abercrombie [b 1864]
  3. Ralph David Abercrombie [b 1870]

They lived at

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-48
[1839-1887]

He married Ann [1845-1874].

Children:

  1. Arthur Joshua who died 3rd December 1874 (aged 8 months) 

Ann died 13th August 1874 (aged 29).

John died 11th March 1887 (aged 48).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1524] with Matthew Illingworth

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-30
[1850-1???]
Illegitimate son of Mary Anne Holdsworth of Wyke.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [4th August 1850]

Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-27
[1862-19??]
Son of Thomas Holdsworth, wool washer.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stoker of Whitegate Road, Southowram [1883] / a general labourer [1891] / a drysalter driver [1901] / a watchman? for a cotton tupper? [1911].

In 1883, he married Ann Platts [1862-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann, of New Road, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas George Platts, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Edward [b 1887] who was a waste sorter [1901], a labourer  [1911]
  3. Lily [b 1888] who was a silk doffer [1901]
  4. Ernest [b 1891] who was a labourer [1911]
  5. Clement [b 1894] who was an assistant letterpress printer  [1911]
  6. Annie [b 1897] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  7. Herbert [b 1900]

They lived at

  • 5 Martin Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 36 Penn Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 & 5 Penn Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 8 Lincoln Street, Pellon

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Holdsworth, JohnRef 55-96
[1920-1945]
MC.

Eldest son of George Bertram Holdsworth. He was educated at Harrow.

He started work in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited [1939]. One month later, war broke out and he joined the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He served as a Major and was killed on active service in World War II, on the border between Holland and Germany.

He was buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref 46 B 5]

Holdsworth, John AbercrombieRef 55-10
[1862-1???]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

In [Q3] 1889, he married Edith Abercrombie in Halifax.


Edith was his cousin, daughter of his uncle Charles Abercrombie
 

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Holdsworth, John deRef 55-17
[11??-11??]
See
John son of Essolf de Holdsworth

Holdsworth, John WilliamRef 55-35
[1885-1947]

In [Q3] 1918, he married Minnie Calvert [1894-1967] in Halifax.

John William died 28th February 1947 (aged 62).

Minnie died 8th December 1967 (aged 73).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-A24]

Holdsworth, JonasRef 55-125
[17??-18??]
Watchmaker and
clockmaker at 1 Back Street, Halifax [1822, 1829, 1834, 1837]

Holdsworth, JonasRef 55-7
[1807-1871]
Of Bailiffe Bridge.

He married Hannah [1811-1891].

Children:

  1. Louisa [1850-1876]
  2. George

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Holdsworth, JonathanRef 55-23
[1???-18??]
Of Southowram.

He was a stone merchant / a partner in J. Charnock & Sons

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Holdsworth, JonathanRef 55-149
[1786-18??]
Or Houldsworth. He was formerly a shoemaker at Trafalgar, Halifax. He subsequently took in lodgers.

On the evening of 17th July 1857, he was attacked by John Ackroyd who believed that Holdsworth had circulated scandalous rumours about Mrs Ackroyd.

Ackroyd was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment at York

Holdsworth, JosephRef 55-45
[1807-1851]

He married Mary Ann [1807-1875].

Child: Henry Holdsworth

Joseph died 10th March 1851 (aged 44).

Mary Ann died 17th April 1875 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 862]

Holdsworth, JosephRef 55-144
[1811-1???]
Woolstapler at The Square, Halifax [1841].

He married Mary [1811-1???].

Child: Rebecca [b 1834]

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Holdsworth, JosephRef 55-5
[1833-1886]
Of Southowram.

He married Hannah [1837-1907].

Children:

  1. Howard [1864-1939]
  2. William [1871-1935]
  3. Mary Emma

Members of the family were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Holdsworth, JosephRef 55-41
[1836-1918]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker (drawing wool) [1871] / a worsted overlooker [1881] / a drawing overlooker (worsted) [1891] / an overlooker in worsted department [1901] / a retired overlooker (drawing and roving department, carpet  manufacturer) [1911].

In [Q3] 1860, he married Patience Smith [1838-1920] in Halifax.


Patience was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Lavinia [b 1863] who was a dressmaker [1891]
  2. John William [b 1865] who was a pupil-teacher [1881]
  3. Florence [1867-1869] who was buried with her  Holdsworth grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2686]
  4. Smith [b 1872]
  5. Rebecca [b 1874] who was a dressmaker [1891]
  6. Ethel [b 1878] who was a pupil-teacher [1891], an  elementary school teacher [1901], a secondary school teacher [1911]

The family lived at

  • 22 Raglan Street, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 41 Violet Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 42 Alma Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 Rochdale Road [1911]

A Joseph Holdsworth died in Halifax [Q2 1918] (aged 82).

Patience died in Halifax [Q4 1920] (aged 82) 

Holdsworth, Rev Joseph ForsterRef 55-83
[1861-1930]
Son of Elizabeth & George Holdsworth.

Born at Armley, Leeds [25th March 1861].

He was educated at Handsworth College / district missionary in Bedford, Northampton, Halifax & Bradford.

In 1891, he and Rev J. S. Fordham were Ministers at Cragg Vale Wesleyan Chapel, Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Highgate Wesleyan Methodist Church, Heptonstall and Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

In [Q3] 1890, he married Jane Elizabeth Cope [1861-1942] in Walsall.


Jane Elizabeth was born in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Benjamin Cope, of Leamore, Walsall
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b Hebden Bridge 1893]
  2. Joseph [b Scotland 1895]
  3. Wesley [b Wakefield 1898]
  4. daughter

They lived at

  • Heath Lodge, Stansfield [1891]
  • 26 Sydenham Road, Bristol [1901]
  • Glasgow [1912]
  • 43 Station Road, Norton-on-Tees, Co. Durham [1930]

Living with them [in 1891] were brother-in-law Ben Cope [b  1855] (harness maker) & niece Annie E. Cope [b 1885].

Joseph died at Portland Bursing Home, Buxton [8th July 1930] (aged 69).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £726 4/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Jane Elizabeth.

Jane Elizabeth died in Middlesborough [Q1 1942] (aged 81) 

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Holdsworth, Joseph SamuelRef 55-38
[1863-1919]
Landlord of the
Brown Horse, Coley [1917-1919]

In [Q1] 1909, he married Nanny Davis [1867-1939] in Halifax.

Joseph Samuel died in 1919.

Nanny took over at the Brown Horse [1919-1921]

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Holdsworth, JoshuaRef 55-156
[1804-1866]
Born in Northowram.

He was a ? comber [1841] / a broker [1861].

He married Hannah [1810-1879].


Hannah was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Rosamond [b 1836] who was a dressmaker [1861]
  2. Hannah [1837-1863] who never married
  3. John [b 1839]
  4. James [b 1840]
  5. Elizabeth [1847-1896] who was a brushmaker [1861] &  married Samuel Scampton
  6. Sarah [1849-1870] who was a brushmaker [1861] &  married Samuel Scampton
  7. Ellen [b 1853]

The family lived at

  • kingston, halifax [1841]
  • Dean Street, Halifax [1861]

Joshua died 30th October 1866 (aged 62).

Hannah died 11th January 1879 (aged 69).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3120]

Holdsworth, Rev JosiahRef 55-142
[1602-1677]
BA.

From Ripponden. He was a local preacher. He was educated at Magdalen College Cambridge and served at Essex before becoming perpetual curate of Nether Poppleton, York. In 1662, he was ejected and moved to Wakefield.

He was buried at Tingley

Holdsworth, LawrenceRef 55-115
[1???-15??]
Also Laurence Haulesworth. Recorded as a
coiner in 1530

Holdsworth, Lucy GeorginaRef 55-123
[1848-1908]
Eldest child of
George Holdsworth.

She married Theodore Senior Gardiner [1879].

Around 1805, the couple separated and went their separate ways, having no further contact with each other.

She and the children were living in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

She died in Newcastle-under-Lyme [29th November 1908]

Holdsworth, MalcolmRef 55-105
[1909-1979]
Son of
Charles Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax [7th April 1909].

He was educated at Pannal Ash College (near Knaresborough) [1921] / director of a road transport company [1939].

In [Q2] 1935, he married Mary Titterington in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax [17th March 1911], the daughter of Ernest James Titterington
 

Children:

  1. Patricia [1938-2022] who went to live in South Africa
  2. Susan [1941-200?] who died in South Africa
  3. Tim

The family lived at Somerville, Chigwell [1939].

Emigration / Immigration records show some of his travels:


Malcolm Holdsworth [b 1909], transport director of Halifax, aboard the Queen Mary arrived in New York City on 24th September 1947
 


On 31st March 1950, Malcolm Holdsworth [b 1909] sailed from Southampton aboard the Jagersfontein bound for Port Natal Durban
 


On 16th October 1959, Malcolm Holdsworth [b 7th April 1909] company director, sailed from Southampton aboard the Oranjefontein bound for South Africa
 

Malcolm died in Kloof, Natal, South Africa [13th February 1879].

Mary died in Knysna, West Cape, South Africa [11th March 2005]

See O. & C. Holdsworth and Walton & Helliwell Limited

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Holdsworth, MargaretRef 55-87
[15??-1???]
Or Owlsworth. Of
Ashday Hall.

She married John Sutcliffe

Holdsworth, MarmadukeRef 55-90
[18??-19??]
Of Shelf.

He wrote several poems about Shelf including one about the Conservative Club there [1904]

Holdsworth, MaryRef 55-117
[1643-1703]
Daughter of
James Holdsworth.

She married Samuel Lister

Holdsworth, MichaelRef 55-135
[1921-1942]
Second son of
George Bertram Holdsworth.

He was educated at Harrow.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was a Sub-Lieutenant, based at Malta and was killed on active service aboard the HMS St Angelo off Tobruk [24th February 1942].

He is remembered on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire [Grave Ref 4]

Holdsworth, OliverRef 55-126
[1???-19??]
Brother of
Charles Holdsworth.

He lived at The Poplars, Law Lane, Southowram [1937], and Marlen Royd, Marlen Road, Hipperholme [1947].

See Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax, Hebble Bus Company, O. & C. Holdsworth, O. & C. Estates Limited and Westgate, Halifax

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Holdsworth, Percy FosterRef 55-121
[1873-19??]
Son of
Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He and his brother Alfred Sugden Holdsworth took over the family business, H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

In 1899, he married Flora Collinge [1873-1932] in Halifax.

They had no children.

They lived at 2 Upper Bell Hall, Halifax [1901]

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Holdsworth, RexRef 55-51
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Holdsworth, RichardRef 55-138
[14??-1543]
Aka Haldesworth.

Son of John Holdsworth. On 28th April 1513,

with 12 others [he] took of the lord one acre of land de vasto at Coley for a chapel upon the same acre to be built

He married either Sybil, daughter of John Waterhouse, or Margaret Waterhouse.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. William
  3. Christopher
  4. Margaret [15??-1570] who died unmarried
  5. Anne [15??-1571] who died unmarried
  6. John

His will specified that he

desired to be buried [at Halifax Parish Church] nye unto my stall there

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Holdsworth, RichardRef 55-127
[1545-1590]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

On 8th May 1576, he married Margaret Mawde


Margaret was the daughter of John Mawde
 

Holdsworth, RichardRef 55-103
[1745-1790]
A weaver at Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Jane Pearson [1740-1805].


Jane was the daughter of James Pearson of Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1766-1829]
  2. Mary [1768-1851]
  3. James [1769-1844] who became a publisher at Paternoster  Row, London
  4. Grace [1772-1799]
  5. John [1775-1809] who became a surgeon at Wakefield
  6. Samuel [1777-1842]

Many of the family lived in Wakefield

Holdsworth, RichardRef 55-22
[1819-18??]
Son of Joseph Holdsworth, cotton weaver.

Born in Haworth.

He was a cotton spinner [1839, 1851, 1861].

On 25th December 1839, he married Susannah Pickles.


Susannah was the daughter of
John Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1840] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  2. Sarah [b 1844] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  3. Rachel [b 1848] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  4. Emma [b 1853]
  5. John R. [b 1856]

They lived at

  • Winters in Stansfield [with Susannah's family 1841]
  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1851]
  • 33 Garden Street, Northowram [1861]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Holdsworth, RobertRef 55-94
[147?-1556]
Aka Haldesworth, Holdesworth.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He was Vicar of Halifax [1525]. The Vicarage was broken into several times, and on the final occasion, on 8th May 1556, he was murdered

Holdsworth, RobertRef 55-148
[15??-1599]
Or Richard.

Son of Richard Holdsworth. In 1562, he was elected Constable of Hipperholme

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carol Metcalf

Holdsworth, RobertRef 55-97
[1544-1570]
Of Hipperholme.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 29th May 1564, he married Elizabeth Hopkinson


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hopkinson
 

Holdsworth, Rev RobertRef 55-143
[1583-1632]
Son of
John Holdsworth. He became vicar of Modbury, Devon.

This is the beginning of the Holdsworth family of Devonshire.

In 1609, he married Mary Newman [1585-1665].

The couple were buried at Modbury

Holdsworth, RobertRef 55-145
[1824-1849]
He was a dyer of Southowram Bank / employed by
Messrs Holmes, dyers of Cross Hill Mills, Halifax.

On 15th September 1844, he married Betty Barrett [1824-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty was from Colne.

She died before 1861

 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1847]
  2. William [b 1849]

Robert was murdered [19th June 1849].

In June 1849, John Kitson and John Swallow were convicted of manslaughter after throwing Holdsworth out of a window in an argument.


There is a burial of a Robert Holdsworth (aged 20) at Halifax Parish Church [24th June 1849]
 

In 1861, the children were living with their grandfather Henry Barrett in Southowram

This & associated entries use material contributed by Lesley Abernethy & Derrick Habergham

Holdsworth, RobertRef 55-76
[19??-] Son of Donald Holdsworth.

He played for Ovenden Park.

He is [2012] co-owner of the Holdsworth Group of Companies.

He has lived in Monaco and in Vancouver

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Titterington

Holdsworth, SamRef 55-131
[17??-1???]
Coiner of Westfield

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-160
[1???-18??]
Of Halifax.

On 26th November 1837, James Pickles and Solomon Crabtree broke into Holdsworth's house 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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-109
[17??-18??]
He was in coal-mining partnership with
Captain John Bower. They were also in partnership with Michael Stocks.

See Cold Arbour Coal Pit, Boothtown

This & associated entries use material contributed by Dave Bland

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-55
[1704-1742]
Son of
Zachariah Holdsworth.

He married Tamar Marcer in Bradford [14th April 1730].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas [b 1733]
  3. Jeremiah [b 1734]
  4. Martha [b 1736]
  5. William [b 1738]
  6. Joseph [b 1739]
  7. Mary [b 1740]
  8. Ruth [b 1741]

They lived at Upper Ranns, Northowram

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-12
[1766-1???]
Son of
John Holdsworth

He married Hannah Holt [18th August 1791].


Hannah was the daughter of James Holt
 

Children:

  1. Martha who married Samuel Thwaite

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-106
[1804-18??]
Of
Staups House, Shibden.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Alice [1833-1904] who married George Whiteley

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-42
[1809-1864]

He married Mary [1818-1896].


Mary (possibly Mary Law) was born in Warley.

She was a laundress

 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1839] who married John Sharpin
  2. Ellen [1845-1904] who was a brushmaker [1881]
  3. James Law
  4. Herbert [1852-1853]

They lived at 26 Launceston Street, Halifax (with daughter Hannah Sharpin & family )[1881].

Samuel died 26th August 1864 (aged 55).

Mary died 25th February 1896 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4452] with their niece Maud Elsie, infant daughter of Benjamin Mellor

Holdsworth, SamuelRef 55-78
[1819-18??]
Of Halifax.

In 1839, he, Charles Evans and George Ibbetson were charged with feloniously assault on William Latham of Halifax.

On 5th March 1840, the jury returned a verdict of Guilty and all three men were transported for 15 years. He was one of 270 convicts who left England for New South Wales on the Eden [8th July 1840] and arrived in New South Wales on the 18th November 1840

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Holdsworth, SarahRef 55-113
[1743-1809]
Of Skircoat.

She married Thomas Crossley.

She died 5th June 1809

She was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax with her children

This & associated entries use material contributed by David B Crossley

Holdsworth, Sarah ColbeckRef 55-134
[17??-18??]
Of Otley.

She married Thomas Samuel Rawson

Holdsworth, SimonRef 55-88
[19??-] Son of Donald Holdsworth.

He farms in South Africa [2012]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Titterington

Holdsworth, SolomonRef 55-108
[16??-17??]
Of
Saltonstall

Holdsworth, Stephen JamesRef 55-192
[1859-1938]
Born in Halifax.

Recorded in 1891, when he was a stone engraver, living at Field House, Lower Sunderland, Northowram with his parents and siblings.

Also with them was the widowed Jane Wormald (nurse).

Stephen died in Bucklow, Cheshire [Q2 1938] (aged 79) 

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-66
[1590-1651]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 7th November 1636, he married Mary Northend in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John [1647-1649]

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-71
[1649-1709]
Aka Haldsworth.

Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

He married Phoebe Oates.

Children:

  1. Phoebe [bapt 1676]
  2. Thomas
  3. James [bapt 1681]
  4. Daniel [bapt 1682]
  5. Maria [bapt 1683]
  6. Anna
  7. Samuel [bapt 1687]
  8. Lydia [bapt 1688]
  9. Jeremiah [bapt 1691]
  10. Charles [1689-1724]
  11. Phoebe [bapt 1694]

Thomas died 23rd June 1709.

Phoebe died 12th October 1709.

The couple were buried in Halifax Parish Church in the South Chapel where there is a memorial to several members of the family.

The epitaph on their memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

This & associated entries use material contributed by Carol Metcalf

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-50
[1677-1735]
Of
Ashday Hall, Southowram and Broadfold Hall, Luddenden.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

In 1701, he married (1) Mary Midgley.


Mary was the daughter of William Midgley
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary [1703-1739] who married Luke Hoyle
  3. Thomas
  4. Phoebe [1705-1757] who married William Drake
  5. John
  6. Frances [1708-1777]

Around 1710, he married (2) Mrs Dorothy Butterfield, a widow from Norland.

He died at Ashday Hall, Southowram [25th October 1710].

Broadfold Hall passed to the family.

Thomas & Mary were buried at Halifax Parish Church. The epitaph on their memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

This & associated entries use material contributed by Graham Crofts & Carol Metcalf

Holdsworth, Rev ThomasRef 55-54
[1704-1746]
BA.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

He extended Ashday Hall [1738].

Curate at Southowram [1730-1746].

He died 3rd May 1746.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

The epitaph on the memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-150
[1742-1???]
Son of
William Holdsworth of Ashday Hall.

Baptised at Southowram [11th August 1742].

On 27th September 1764, he married Peggy Wilson at Halifax Parish Church.

Child: Anna

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-104
[1801-1847]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

He took over the family business on the death of his father.

On 10th September 1835, he married Martha Sugden [1812-1889] in Halifax.


Martha came from Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1838] who was a milliner [1861]
  2. Hugh Sugden
  3. Ellen Howgate [b 1843]
  4. Martha Jane Howgate [b 1846] who was a dressmaker [1861]

His son carried on with the family business

Thomas (possibly) died in 1847.

In 1850, Martha married Paul Greenwood

This & associated entries use material contributed by Lair Behr

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-14
[1806-18??]
He was an innkeeper [1841].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

Around 1834, he married Hellen [1806-18??].

Children:

  1. Amelia [b 1834]
  2. Fanny [b 1835]
  3. Hellen [b 1836]
  4. Sarah [b 1837]

The family lived at Cheapside, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were John Royce [b 1821] (traveller) and Henry Hall [b 1821] (traveller) 

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-34
[1834-1906]
Born in Halifax.

He was a coal miner [1871] / a worsted mill labourer [1881] / a boot & shoe repairer [1891].

In [Q3] 1858, he (possibly) married Ann Malkin [1836-1900] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1860] who was a half-timer / worsted factory  [1871], a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. John [b 1862] who was a half-timer / worsted factory  [1871], a worsted reeler [1881]
  3. Mary [b 1864] who was a worsted weaver [1881], a worsted  reeler [1891]
  4. James [b 1867] who was a worsted weaver [1881], a wool  washer [1891], a wool packer [1901]
  5. Sarah A. [b 1869] who was a worsted weaver [1881], a  worsted drawer [1891]
  6. Martha [b 1870] a part-timer / worsted spinner [1881], a  worsted drawer [1891]
  7. William Henry who died 22nd February 1873 (aged 14 months) 
  8. Emma [b 1874] who was a worsted rover [1891], a worsted  drawer [1901]
  9. Ada [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted  reeler [1901]

They lived at

  • Withinfields, Southowram [1871]
  • 28 Stoney Royd Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 21 Clover Hill Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Perseverance Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Ann died 24th October 1900 (aged 64).

Thomas died 8th October 1906 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-L17]

Holdsworth, ThomasRef 55-21
[1884-1917]
Son of
John Holdsworth.

He was a worsted machine oiler [1901] / a plasterer's labourer [1911] / a lamp lighter of 11 Birks Hall Terrace [1914] / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Tramways.

In [Q4] 1914, he married Priscilla Milnes [1888-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Priscilla, of 9 Howard Street, was the daughter of John Milnes, mason's labourer
 

Child: Ethel [b 1916]

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916] and served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed after being struck by a shell fragment [11th July 1917] (aged 33).

The Halifax Courier [4th August 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 8 & 12], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Holdsworth, Thomas K.Ref 55-139
[18??-1???]
He ran
Making Place Academy after the death of William Dove in 1865.

The establishment declined and closed in 1880.

Thomas went to America

Holdsworth, Timothy RichardRef 55-89
[1944-] Son of Malcolm Holdsworth.

Born in Chigwell, Essex [9th November 1944].

He is [2012] co-owner of the Holdsworth Group of Companies.

He moved to live in Vancouver and, more recently, in the Cayman Islands

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Titterington

Holdsworth, TomRef 55-68
[1825-1881]
3rd son of
John Holdsworth.

Born 22nd February 1825.

In 1871, he built Spring Hall, Skircoat.

He gave a memorial window depicting

Abraham offering up his son Isaac

to St Mary's Church, Illingworth.

In 1881, he was in London, attending the sale of his brother William Irving's collection of pictures at Christie, Manson & Wood's gallery. He was found dead in his hotel room 1st May 1881.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Holdsworth, WalterRef 55-75
[1???-19??]
In 1930, he took over the business of
Charles Horner Limited

Holdsworth, WalterRef 55-62
[1851-1885]
MA Cantab, JP. Eldest son of
George Holdsworth.

Born at Stoney Royd, Halifax.

He and his cousin, Clement, joined their uncle William Irving Holdsworth in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited.

He was a Captain in the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeoman Cavalry.

In May 1882, he married Emily Atkinson.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son [b 1885]

They lived at Spring Hall [1885].

He erected a window in the chancel of Halifax Parish Church [January 1883]. This is recorded on a brass plate in the south arcade of the chancel.

He died 22nd November 1885.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb.

A window was erected by Emily in his memory

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-65
[1???-1569]
Of Halifax.

Son of Richard Holdsworth

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-122
[1???-1679]
He and his father,
John Holdsworth, were commemorated on a tombstone inscribed

Here lieth the body of John Holdsworth, of Southowram, who was buried November 2 Anno Do 1655. And also here lieth the body of William Holdsworth his son, who was buried the [?] day of May 1679

which was discovered when workmen were working inside Halifax Parish Church in 1878.

Beneath the tombstone, they found a stone coffin into which the remains of 2 people – possibly those of John and William had been placed

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-74
[13??-14??]
In 1435, he built
Holdsworth House, Holmfield

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-102
[1544-1617]
Son of
James Holdsworth. A Halifax scrivener. In 1586, he succeeded his father to Place House, Southowram.

In 1574, he married Alice Guy.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. daughter

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-63
[17??-18??]

He married Betty.

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 20th January 1796]
  2. Hannah [b 22nd February 1798]
  3. Betty [b 24th February 1800]
  4. Thomas [b 3rd September 1804]
  5. Israel Holdsworth

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-82
[1701-1746]
Son of
Thomas Holdsworth He built the present Ashday Hall, Southowram in 1713, and extended it in 1738.

He married Mary Smith [17??-17??].


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Smith of Kirkby Malzeard. She was still alive in November 1780
 

Child: Thomas

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [26th January 1746]

The epitaph on the memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

This & associated entries use material contributed by Graham Crofts & David Glover

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-93
[18??-1???]
Auctioneer, valuer and estate agent. Recorded in 1881 at Northgate Hall, Halifax

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-141
[1834-1867]
Aka William Gooder.

He was a cart driver with Crossley Dyers of Brighouse.

On Sunday, 4th August 1867, he had been drinking for a couple of hours at the Anchor Pit, Rastrick, when he bet John Holmes to dive in the river Calder for half a gallon of beer. Holdsworth dived in, floundered for about 5 minutes, then sank to the bottom. His body was retrieved by Timothy Bentley.

The inquest returned a verdict of Accidentally drowned while diving for a wager

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-39
[1835-1898]
Born in Halifax.

He was an auctioneer [1881] / a town councillor [1881].

He married Sarah Ann [1838-1917].


Sarah Ann was born in Halifax [5th April 1838]
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [2nd September 1859-12th January 1869] who was  buried with Thomas Standeven at Lister Lane Cemetery  [Plot 1327]
  2. George [b 1862] who was an auctioneer's clerk [1881]
  3. Walter [b 1868]
  4. Minnie [b 1876]
  5. Bertha [b 1877]

They lived at 21 Swires Road, Halifax [1881].

William died 7th June 1898 (aged 63).

Sarah Ann died 6th May 1917.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 765]

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-4
[1849-1911]
Of Halifax.

In 1871, he married (1) Eliza Hitchen [1851-1873] in Halifax.

He married (2) Betsy [1851-1888].

They were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-164
[1863-1925]
Born in Illingworth.

He was a wool comb maker [1891] / a machine comb maker [1901] / a wove comb maker (employer) [1911].

In [Q1] 1883, he married (1) Emma Jane Halstead [1862-1915] in Halifax.


Emma Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1884]
  2. Willie [b 1885] who was a machine comb maker [1901]
  3. Clement [b 1888] who was a machine comb maker [1901], a  wove comb maker [1911]
  4. Lilian [b 1892]

Emma Jane died 7th June 1915 (aged 53).

In [Q1] 1921, he married (2) Ethel Gertrude [1878-19??] in Halifax.


Ethel Gertrude (née Crossland) was born in Halifax.

She was the widow of James Ernest Jones and had a daughter Mabel [b 1909]

 

They lived at

  • 16 Clarence Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Clarendon Place, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • West Field, Francis Street, Halifax [1921]

Living with them [in 1921] was Ethel's brother Ernest Vincent Crossland [b 1875] (timber labourer with John Crossland & Son

William died 5th November 1925 (aged 63).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-29
[19??-19??]
JP.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1968-1969]

Holdsworth, WilliamRef 55-85
[1922-1969]
3rd son of
George Bertram Holdsworth.

He was educated at Harrow. During World War II, he served as a Spitfire instructor in the Royal Air Force.

He married Didian (Dina) Maria Kuperus [b 1927] in Amsterdam.

Children:

  1. John Michael [b 1947]
  2. Ingrid Rona [b 1948]
  3. Howard Irving [b 1949]
  4. David William [b 1952]
  5. Kirsten Roselyn [b 1953]

They lived at Bellinter Park, County Meath in Ireland [1957-1966]. They came to live in Halifax in 1966.

He was buried at Kettlewell

Holdsworth, William HenryRef 55-31
[1860-1???]
Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Holdsworth of Northowram.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [16th September 1860]

Holdsworth, Colonel William IrvingRef 55-154
[1821-1885]
Of
Shaw Lodge and Greenroyde, Halifax.

Eldest son of John Holdsworth.

See Halifax Church Institute and Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham & Jeffrey Knowles

Holdsworth, William LawsonRef 55-162
[1854-1884]
Son of
Edward Lawson Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth dresser [1871] / a finisher [1876] / a cloth finisher (woollen) [1881].

In [Q1] 1874, he married Jane Frances Fox in Halifax.


Jane was born in Thorne, Yorkshire [1853]
 

Children:

  1. Edward Staley [b 1874] who was a commercial clerk [1891]
  2. John W. who died 15th September 1876 (aged 6 months) &  was buried with his father
  3. Mary Emma [b 1878]

They lived at

  • Savile Cottage, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Delph Street, Halifax

William died 28th January 1884 (aged 30)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 779] with his parents

Holdsworth, ZachariahRef 55-153
[1665-1743]
Of Ovenden.

On 10th May 1694, he married Mary Illingworth [16??-1712] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. John [d 1721]
  3. Jeremiah [d 22nd April 1703]

Mary died 16th August 1712.

Zachariah died 23rd December 1743.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Families

The Holdsworth family of Ashday HallRef 55-2089
The family held land in Hipperholme, Ashday Hall, Southowram and Wakefield. Early members of the family included John de Haldeworth.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

The Holdsworth family of DevonshireRef 55-1381
Descended from Rev Robert Holdsworth

The Holdsworth family of HalifaxRef 55-2104
Prominent Halifax family.

Zachariah Holdsworth was an early member of the family.

See All Saints' Church, Dudwell Lane, Halifax, Holdsworth family chest tomb at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, John Holdsworth and Shaw Mills, Halifax

The Holdsworth family of OvendenRef 55-2113
They lived at Holdsworth House, Ovenden

Surname

Holdsworth surnameRef 55-1
Other forms of the surname include Hallsworth, Halsworth, Holder and Houldsworth.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

George Redmonds writes that Assolf de Haldeuurthe is recorded at Sowerby in 1200, and William Haldysworth is recorded at Northowram in 1447.

The name originates in Holdsworth

There are 161 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holdsworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Holdsworth

Marriages 1885, 1888, 1897, 1907, 1916; Deaths 1835, 1855, 1900, 1907

 

See John son of Essolf de Holdsworth


Being an ancient family, the Holdsworths have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 



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