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Seed, Albert HenryRef 471-555
[1864-19??] Son of William Charles Seed, commercial clerk.

Born in Bradford.

He was a labourer of Southowram [1891] / a road labourer [1891] / a labourer in gas works [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Favouretta Sykes [1867-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Favouretta, of The Green, Skircoat, was the daughter of Benjamin Sykes, carter
 

Children:

  1. William H. [b 1892] who was a labourer (gas works) [1911]
  2. Herbert
  3. Lilian [b 1897] who was a spinner worsted [1911]
  4. James [1899-1906]
  5. Albert [b 1901]
  6. Edith [b 1903]

They lived at

  • 67 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax [1891]
  • 59 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Temple Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother Sarah A Midgley [b 1837]

Seed, ArthurRef 471-818
[18??-1916] A native of Wyke

He worked for Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 18th November 1916.

He was buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France [Grave Ref S 26].

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Seed, BenjaminRef 471-1605
[1795-1868] Of Kebroyd Bridge, Soyland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George

He & other members of the family were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Seed, EzraRef 471-3394
[1828-1905] Son of Joseph Seed.

Born in Clayton.

He was a d?ug? reader and card stamper (employer) [1851] / a card stamper at a worsted factory [1861] / a manager with a cotton brace manufacturer [1871] / a manager with a brace, web & fancy goods manufacturer [1881] / a manager with a small fancy ware manufacturer [1891] / a retired manager of a brace factory [1901].

In 1849, he married Ellen Tetley [1827-1891] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. George
  3. Alfred [b 1854]
  4. Thomas
  5. Edward [b 1858]
  6. Ann [b 1860]
  7. Albert [b 1863] who was a boot clicker [1881]
  8. Mary Jane [b 1865]
  9. Walter Tetley [b 1867] who was a manager in a boot shop  [1891]
  10. Clara Ellen [b 1869]

They lived at

  • Range Bank [1851, 1861]
  • 13 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, where he  died 1905]

He died 25th May 1905.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,564 4/9d.

The family were members of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade.

The new Salem Methodist Church, Richmond Street was opened by Miss Elsie Seed who was the oldest active member in 1970

Seed, GeorgeRef 471-1604
[1819-1872] Son of Benjamin Seed.

Born in Manchester.

He was a tailor [1851, 1871].

In [Q1] 1842, he married Betty Crowther [1816-1898] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1846]
  2. Elizabeth Jane Ann [1850-15th June 1870]
  3. Adah [1852-12th December 1874]
  4. George Arthur [1856-12th April 1870]

They lived at Mill Bank, Sowerby [1851, 1871].

George died 5th July 1872 (aged 53).

Betty died 23rd November 1898 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Graveyard

Seed, GeorgeRef 471-3398
[1852-1922] Son of Ezra Seed.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boot finisher [1871] / a master boot & show maker [1881] / a partner in Seed Brothers.

In 1876, he married Frances Crawshaw [1851-1934] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Orpha Ann [1877-1963]
  2. Lewis Ezra [b 1879]
  3. Dora [1889-1896]

They lived at 17 Oak Terrace, Halifax [1881].

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (Grave Ref: BBm03

Seed, HerbertRef 471-579
[1894-19??] Son of Albert Henry Seed.

He was a member of Halifax Church Lads Brigade / a member of Skircoat Green United Methodist Boys'  Brigade / a member of St Barnabas's Church School, Halifax / an oiler (spinning machinery) [1911] / a gardener for G. Holdsworth at Shaw Lodge.

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

He was reported missing [3rd May 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his story in the Halifax Courier [2nd June 1917].

In July 1917, he wrote home saying he was alive and a POW at Limburg, Germany.

He survived the War, and is remembered on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Halifax Church Lads' Brigade, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Barnabas's Church, Halifax

Seed, JamesRef 471-3386
[1828-1894] Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff presser [1847] / landlord of the Claremount Inn, Halifax [1894].

In 1847, he married Mary Jenkinson [1829-1893] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1854]
  2. Pharoah [b 1856]
  3. Clara [b 1858]
  4. Lily [b 1860]
  5. Frank [1862-1863]
  6. Charlotte [1864-1865]
  7. Albert [1865-1866]
  8. Fred [1865-1900]
  9. Lavinia [b 1867]
  10. Louisa [b 1873]

Mary died at the Claremount Inn [12th February 1893].

James died at the Claremount Inn [20th November 1894]

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Seed, JesseRef 471-535
[1843-1???] Born in Worcestershire.

He was a carpet weaver [1871].

In [Q3] 1863, he married Cecilia Oakes [1834-1872] in Halifax.


Cecilia was born in Worcestershire
 

They lived at 17 Darley Street, Halifax [1871].

Cecilia died 6th September 1872 (aged 38)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1673].


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

Seed, JohnRef 471-1315
[1823-1877] Born in Conley, Lancashire.

He was a stone mason [1871].

He married Sarah [1826-1906].


Sarah was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Isabella [1846-27th February 1929] who was a char woman  [1881], married William Pratt, & was buried with her parents
  2. Richard
  3. Ann [b 1857] who was a worsted winder [1871], a worsted  weaver [1881]
  4. Walter [b 1865] who was a packer finishing warehouse  [1881]

They lived at

  • 3 Regents Court, Halifax [1871]
  • 3 Regent Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Living with the widowed Sarah [in 1881] were son Richard & family

John died 28th June 1877 (aged 54).

Sarah died 12th April 1906 (aged 80).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3415]

Seed, John RichardRef 471-2945
[1891-1918] Son of Richard Seed.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1907] & Bristol  Training College / a student teacher in Halifax [1911] / a teacher in Taunton [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [1st June 1915], and served with the 6th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, then was transferred and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by shrapnel during enemy bombardment at the Battle of Kemmel [29th April 1918] (aged 28). The Halifax Courier [11th May 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref V C 2], and

He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4181], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Seed, JosephRef 471-2689
[1806-18??] He was a Worsted Inspector [1841, until 1858] and Inspector of Weights & Measures for Halifax and district [from 1858]

He married Mary [1806-1???].

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1826]
  2. Ezra [b 1828]
  3. Edwin [b 1829]
  4. Hannah [b 1831]
  5. Jonas [b 1833]
  6. Martha [b 1835]
  7. Mary Ann [b 1837]

Seed, JosephRef 471-3395
[1851-1???] Eldest son of Ezra Seed.

Born in Range Bank, Halifax.

He was educated at the Akroyd School, Haley Hill.

He worked as a half-timer in Akroyd's mill / a solicitor / an apprentice in the bootmaking trade / senior partner in a boot factory with 3 others employing 19 hands  [1881].

In his early 20s, he established Seed Brothers.

Like other members of the family, he was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade.

He was choirmaster, Sunday School teacher, local preacher and held other posts at St Andrew's Methodist Chapel, Queens Road, and was heavily involved in the Sunday School Jubilee Sings

Seed, JosephRef 471-395
[1846-1893] He was a joiner.

He married Jane Ellen [1861-1924].


Jane Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Doris Hilda [b 1888] who was a confidential clerk [1911]
  2. Cyril Jackson [b 1889] who was a student at university  [1911]
  3. Jessie Pullan [b 1892]
  4. Leonard Tetley

They lived at 24 Park View, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Joseph died 16th March 1894 (aged 47).

Jane Ellen died 21st May 1924 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2350]

Seed, Leonard TetleyRef 471-1232
[1895-1918] Son of Joseph Seed.

Born in Huntingdonshire [1 year after his father's death].

He was a member of Queens Road Methodist Chapel & Sunday School / educated at Heath Grammar School / a junior clark [1911] / an electrical engineer.

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

He was killed in action in France [28th July 1918] (aged 23), and

He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2350], on the Soissons Memorial, France, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Seed, Marsden ThomasRef 471-910
[1838-1883] Beerhouse keeper at Halifax.


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

 

In June 1874, he went into liquidation

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Seed, RichardRef 471-2946
[1849-1918] Son of John Seed.

He was a mechanic fitter [1871, 1881] / a machine tool fitter [1891] / engineer's tool fitter [1901] / a retail grocer (own account) [1911].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Lena Taylor at St James's Church, Halifax.


Lena was born in Northowram, the daughter of Abraham Taylor [1823-1???]
 

Children:

  1. Florence Gertrude [b 1872] who was a dressmaker's  assistant [1891], a restaurant waitress [1901]
  2. Edith [b 1879] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]
  3. Wilfred
  4. John Richard

They lived at

  • 3 Regent Terrace, Halifax [with Richard's mother 1881]
  • 21 Bell Hall Terrace, Skircoat [1891, 1901]
  • 5 Greenroyd Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4181]

Seed, Stephen RobertRef 471-571
[1908-1975]

In [Q4] 1958, he married Phyllis Audrey Dean in Halifax.


Phyllis Audrey (Audrey) was the daughter of
Benjamin Akroyd Dean
 

Stephen died 15th February 1975 (aged 67).

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Audrey's parents

Seed, ThomasRef 471-2285
[1856-19??] Son of Ezra Seed.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Seed Brothers.

In 1879, he married Mary Ellen Green [1859-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

He lived at 19 Oak Terrace, Halifax [1881] 4 Park Terrace, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1905]

Seed, ThomasRef 471-3478
[15??-15??] Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1566-1577]

Seed, TomRef 471-696
[1872-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic [1898] / landlord of the Red Lion, Boothtown [1909-1915].

On 17th December 1898, he married Annie Oldfield [1874-1957] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Tom died in the Red Lion [1st October 1915].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Annie took over at the Red Lion [1915-1937].

Annie died in Halifax [5th December 1957].

She was cremated

Seed, WilfredRef 471-1318
[1888-19??] MM.

Son of Richard Seed.

He was a tram conductor [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 350th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was awarded the Military Medal. He went to live in New Zealand

 

Seed surnameRef 471-1
There are 23 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Seed. This count does not include other forms of the surname.



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