Rothery ...



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Rothery, MrRef 450-332
[1???-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Peter

Rothery, ArthurRef 450-2
[1870-1921] Son of William Rothery.

He was a butcher [1891].

He succeeded his brother Eli as landlord of the Talbot, Illingworth [1896, 1896, 1901, 1907]. He left the Talbot in June 1907 and moved to the Halfway House in Birkenshaw,

He married Harriet [1870-19??].

Children:

  1. Clara Leoni [b 1900]

Arthur died in the Halfway House [31st October 1921].

He was buried at Illingworth Church

Rothery, ArthurRef 450-689
[1890-1918] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a hawker/pedlar [1911] / a greengrocer.

He lived at 2 Foundry Street, Halifax.

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

He died of pneumonia in Doberitz POW camp [11th September 1918].

He was buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany [Grave Ref VI C 11].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Rothery, BettyRef 450-129
[1806-1881] She ran a girls' school at Wainstalls.

Sam Rothery was her nephew

Rothery, CyrilRef 450-213
[1894-1915] Son of Fred Rothery.

He was a brass moulder [1911] / an apprentice brass moulder with Campbell's.

During World War I, he served as a Private with X Company 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), attached to the 11th Northern Division of the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

He died of wounds received in the Dardanelles [16th October 1915] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [6th November 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece [Grave Ref III B 48].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross.

His brother Samuel also died in the War

Rothery, DavidRef 450-774
[1813-1884]

He married Elizabeth [1805-1865].

Children:

  1. John Rothery [1832-1862] who was buried with his parents

David died 16th June 1884 (aged 71).

Elizabeth died 7th April 1865 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2081] with granddaughter Louisa Rothery [1857-1859]

Rothery, EliRef 450-1614
[1862-1899] Son of William Rothery.

Baptised at Illingworth [23rd August 1868].

He followed his father to become landlord of the Talbot, Illingworth [1891].

On 29th July 1894, he married Hannah Leah Ramsbotham [1861-1896] in East Molesey, Surrey.


Hannah Leah (née Marshall), was the widow of Mr Ramsbottom
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b Illingworth 1st March 1896]

Hannah died in childbirth [1st March 1896].

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1896.

Eli died 8th March 1899.

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church with Eli's parents.

After the death of Hannah & Eli, Gertrude was adopted by Sarah Jane Bates of Holdsworth Road.

After Eli's death, his brother Arthur took over at the Talbot

Rothery, EricRef 450-876
[1???-19??] Of Wood Bottom Lane, Brighhouse.

He was an odd-job man, employed by John Marshall Sykes at Hill Crest Works, Brighouse.

He was a witness at the West Riding Quarter Sessions at Leeds [January 1934], when Edward Gledhill, landlord of the Town Hall Tavern, Halifax, was charged with receiving 2 boxes of dripping, the property of Sykes which had been supplied by Rothery, Robert Lund, & Ernest Hemingway three of Sykes's employees

Rothery, FredRef 450-208
[1859-19??] Born in Northowram.

He was a card machine tenter [1891, 1901] / a cotton card maker [1911].

He married Sarah Ann Rothery [1865-1???].


Sarah Ann was born in Wrexham, North Wales
 

Children:

  1. Edgar Ellis [b 1886] who was a wool comber apprentice  [1901]
  2. Jane Ann [b 1889] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  3. May [b 1892] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  4. Cyril
  5. Samuel
  6. Fred [b 1899] who was a news boy [1911]

They lived at

  • 5 Primrose Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 24 Emscote Grove, Halifax [1901]
  • 34 Moorfield Street, Halifax [1911, 1918]

Sons Cyril & Samuel died in World War I

Rothery, George FrederickRef 450-777
[1829-1897] Born in Halifax.

He was a small grocer's shopkeeper & overlooker [1861] / a manufacturer [1868] / a photographer [1890s].

In [Q2] 1854, he married Annis Clayton [1833-1909] in Halifax.


Annis was born in Leeds, the daughter of Mary Ann & James Clayton
 

Children:

  1. Clayton [1854-1860]
  2. Walter [1863-1880] who was a book keeper  
  3. Harry who died 25th May 1868 (aged 8 months)   

They lived at

  • 47 Back Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • Blackpool [1890s]

George Frederick died in Blackpool [6th December 1897] (aged 68).

Annis died 5th December 1909 (aged 76).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2148] with Annis's mother Mary Ann [1808-1884]

Rothery, H.Ref 450-1123
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Halifax.

In July 1870, he was declared bankrupt

Rothery, HaroldRef 450-1525
[18??-19??] JP.

He was Chairman of the English Card Clothing Company [1950s].

He lived at The Grove, Halifax [1936]

Rothery, JamesRef 450-1765
[1804-1858] Son of Mr Rothery.

He was a worsted spinner.

He worked for James Akroyd & Son before going into partnership with William Illingworth.

He was a bachelor and had made no will.

When he became ill, his friends were anxious he should arrange his affairs, to avoid any subsequent contention. William Illingworth was selected to induce James to do this, and proposed to have his own will made on condition that Mr Rothery did the same. The bargain was agreed to, the wills were made, and at James's death, the interested parties, seeing that William had given them free access to the firm's books, facilities which they valued at some £10,000, that they presented him with an illuminated address, expressive of their high appreciation of his disinterested and honourable conduct.

James died 4th May 1858 (aged 54).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1440] with other members of his family

Rothery, James HenryRef 450-449
[1870-1947]

In [Q3] 1915, he married Hannah M. Fawcett [1875-1941] in Halifax.

James Henry died 2nd February 1947 (aged 77).

Hannah died 4th December 1941 (aged 66).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3912]

Rothery, John WilliamRef 450-9510
[1838-1897] Born in Halifax.

He was relieving officer [1891].

In [Q3] 1862, he married Mary Elizabeth Shaw [1838-1???].

Children:

  1. Harold Akroyd [b 1869] who was an assistant school master  [1891]
  2. William Oswald V. [b 1872] who was a pupil-teacher  [1891]

They lived at 36 North Parade, Halifax [1891]

Rothery, JosephRef 450-562
[1835-1891] Son of Peter Rothery.

Born 11th August 1835.

He married Susannah Schofield [1833-1910].


Susannah was the daughter of Joseph Walsh Schofield
 

Joseph died 11th November 1891 (aged 56).

Susannah died 1st March 1910 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1439]

Rothery, PeterRef 450-343
[1815-1872] Son of Mr Rothery.

Born in Warley.

He was an overlooker (worsted mill) [1841] / a foreman (worsted mill) [1851].

He married Emma [1815-1868].


Emma was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1836]
  2. John W. [b 1838]
  3. Hannah [b 1844] who married John R. Swaine

They lived at

  • Birks Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 15 Temperance Street, Halifax [1851]

Emma died 21st October 1868 (aged 53).

Peter died 20th July 1872 (aged 57).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1440] with their grandson John Rothery Swaine & Peter's brother James Rothery

Rothery, RichardRef 450-174
[1801-18??] Born in Warley.

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a worsted weaver hand loom [1851].

Around 1821, he married Hannah [1801-18??].


Hannah was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1821] who was a worsted weaver [1841]
  2. Ellen [b 1826] who was a worsted weaver [1841]
  3. William
  4. Hannah [b 1829] who was a worsted factory spinner [1841],  a worsted reeler [1851]
  5. Rebecca [b 1831] who was a worsted factory spinner  [1841], a worsted reeler [1851]
  6. Ely [b 1836] who was a worsted factory boy [1851]
  7. Ruth [b 1838] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  8. Samuel [b 1843] who was a worsted spinner [1851]

They lived at Shaw Brook, Upper Warley [1841]

Rothery, RichardRef 450-778
[1825-1877]

He married Mary [1824-1862].

Mary died 10th February 1862 (aged 36).

Richard died in America [22nd March 1877] (aged 52).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2149] with John Thomas Lockwood

Rothery, SamRef 450-117
[1819-1902] He ran the Kell School, Wainstalls. Betty Rothery was his aunt

Rothery, SamuelRef 450-525
[1896-1918] Son of Fred Rothery.

He was a member of the Sunday School of Waterloo Hall Church of God, Halifax / a brass moulder with Campbell's.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 13th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 28th August 1918 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 5 & 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross.

His brother Cyril also died in the War

Rothery, WilliamRef 450-1615
[1827-1889] Son of Richard Rothery.

Born in Warley.

He was a worsted factory spinner [1841] / a wool comber [1851] / a farmer of 6 acres [1861] / landlord of the Talbot, Illingworth [1861-1887] / a farmer of 7 acres at Illingworth [1881].

On 26th March 1861, he married Hannah Bancroft [1831-1902] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Hannah was born in Ovenden.

The marriage record describes her as a vocalist of Brookhouse / Brockholes

 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 17/9/1867; bapt 23/8/1868]
  2. Eli
  3. Arthur

They lived at Illingworth [1881].

William died 18th October 1889.

Hannah died 28th January 1902.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church: William [22nd October 1889].

His sons succeeded him at the Talbot

Rothery, WilliamRef 450-880
[1881-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a farm labourer [1911]

He married Caroline [1880-19??].


Caroline was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1911]

The family lived at Long Royd, Triangle [1911]

Rothery, WilliamRef 450-883
[1882-1940]

He married Caroline Mitchell [1879-1960].

Children:

  1. Edith [1910-1985] who married (1) Hanson Victor Turner  and (2) [Halifax Q4 1945] Charles Ball
  2. Nellie [1914-1995]

William died 12th October 1940 (aged 58).

He was buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley and his son-in-law Hanson Victor Turner is remembered on the headstone

 

 

Rothery surnameRef 450-1
Another form of the surname is Rothera.

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

There are 24 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Rothery, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

The name is said to be

  1. derived from the river Rother which rises in Derbyshire and joins the river Don in Rotherham, Yorkshire
  2. a form of the Welsh name Rhydderc (Roderick



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