Lewis ...

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

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

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

Lewis, Rev C. T. S.Ref 472-681
Vicar of
Illingworth [1960]. In 1961, he was appointed rector of Cheriton Bishop

Lewis, Rev DavidRef 472-862
A Welshman. He trained at Carmarthen Academy before becoming Minister at
Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood [1771]. In 1777, he moved to Penistone

Lewis, David HaroldRef 472-873
Son of Caroline & David Lewis.

In [Q3] 1930, he married May Bell in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, and he served as a Captain with the 5th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 8th May 1945 (aged 43).

He was buried at St Peter's Churchyard, Llanbedr Dyffryn, Clwyd

Lewis, Rev David RhysRef 472-924
Born in Llangyfelach, South Wales [5th October 1869].

He studied at Manchester College before becoming Minister at West Vale Baptist Church [1895, 1907]

In 1918, he married Susan Briggs.

Susan was born 5th June 1886, the daughter of James William Briggs

David died 16th January 1947.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,150 6/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Susan.

Susan died 27th December 1963.

The couple were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland with Susan's parents

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lewis, ErnestRef 472-358
Son of
Thomas Lewis.

Born in Walsden [Q1 1896]

He was a cotton warehouseman / a cotton weaver [1911] / employed at Fielden's Picker Works.

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

He died at Gallipoli [22nd June 1915].

The Todmorden & District News [4th August 1916] reported

Private Ernest Lewis of Walsden, previously reported wounded and missing, now assumed to have died.

Enlisted in the Territorials aged 16.

Served in Egypt before being sent to Gallipoli where he was wounded in the head on the 22nd June 1915. After this his whereabouts become a mystery


The following week's Edition [11th August 1916] reported his death with a photograph

Private Ernest Lewis, 1st 6th Lancashire Fusiliers, now assumed to have died

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [Grave Ref C 63].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Glynn Helliwell

Lewis, Francis GeorgeRef 472-911

During World War II, and he served as an Air Mechanic 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.

He died 8th June 1940 (aged 20)  when his ship was hit by the German battleship Scharnhorst, and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 1,207 of her crew of 1,247.

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Lewis, Frank GordonRef 472-914
Son of Annie & Harold William Joseph Lewis of Ripponden.

During World War II, and he served as a Marine with No. 44 R.M. Commando Royal Marines.

He died 23rd January 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 10 B 14]

Lewis, Harold George WilliamRef 472-746
Son of Mary & George William Lewis.

He was educated at Rishworth School / an apprentice to Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Halifax / manager at Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Liverpool [1905].

He married Edith.


  1. child

They lived at

  • 29 Emscote Grove, Halifax
  • 20 Allerton Place, Lister Lane, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1917] and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 22], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Lewis, HodgsonRef 472-1210
Born in Liverpool.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1851] / a partner in Lewis & Hervey.

In February 1846, he married Elizabeth Hebden [1826-1???] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Arthur Hodgson [b 1851]

They lived at 11 Silver Street, Halifax [1851]

Lewis, J. MorganRef 472-831
Headmaster at
Rastrick Grammar School [1923-1947]

Lewis, JohnRef 472-792
Or Lewes. A farmer.

He married Unknown.


  1. Anne who married Thomas Lister
  2. Susanna who married William Lister

Lewis, Rev JohnRef 472-1419
Minister at
Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel [1871]

Lewis, JohnRef 472-620
Son of
Martha and Rice Lewis.

He was a carpet manufacturer at India Buildings and Alhambra Works, Halifax [1874].

He lived at Savile Hall, Halifax which was leased to him in 1871 by John Haigh Fuller and John Hodgson Wright, who were the executors of John Haigh.

He died at Westcliff-on-Sea

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Glover

Lewis, PercyRef 472-1211

He was director of the Palace Theatre Orchestra [1952]

Lewis, Rev PhilipRef 472-878
He trained at Rawdon College before becoming Minister at
Brearley Baptist Church [1867]. He was so successful, that a new chapel had to be built. He resigned in 1882 and moved to Chipping Camden

Lewis, RiceRef 472-537
Of Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.

In 1827, he married Martha Crossley.

Child: John

Lewis, Ronald GilbertRef 472-734

In [Q3] 1937, he married Muriel Akroyd in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, and he served as a Fusilier with the Lancashire Fusiliers D.E.M.S. Personnel.

He died 31st March 1941 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 62 2], and on Barkisland War Memorial

Lewis, S.Ref 472-689
Minister at
Warley Congregational Church [1934]

Lewis, Rev T. R.Ref 472-971
First Minister at
Upper Edge Baptist Church, Elland [1897]

Lewis, ThomasRef 472-836
Born in Manchester.

He was a cart driver.

In 1884, he married Catherine Foley [1860-1932] in Burnley.

Catherine was born in Tipperary


  1. Emily [b 1887]
  2. Eliza [b 1889]
  3. Margaret [b 1891]
  4. Ernest
  5. Mary [b 1898]
  6. Kathleen [b 1899]
  7. Nellie [b 1900]
  8. Ellen [b 1901]
  9. Winifred Marie [b 1904]

The children were born in Walsden.

The family lived at 2 Inchfield Road, Walsden [1911]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Lewis, Thomas R.Ref 472-2
Born in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales.

He was a Baptist minister [1911].

He married Margaret [1875-1911].

Margaret was born in Huddersfield


  1. Marianne [b 1905]
  2. James R. [b 1907]

The family lived at 10 Clough Lane, Rastrick [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was visitor John T. Marshall [b  Farsley 1861] (Baptist minister, Principal of Baptist College) 

Lewis, Rev W. D.Ref 472-122
He was Curate at
Lightcliffe [1955] / Vicar of Bradshaw [1957].


Lewis surnameRef 472-1
There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Lewis, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Lewis

Marriages 1905, 1906


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