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Ward, AlfredRef 250-4
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Ward, ArtemusRef 250-626
[18??-1???] The American showman presented his wax-work show at Halifax Drill Hall in 1881.

See Madame Tussaud

Ward, Arthur ArnottRef 250-592
[1855-1???] Born in Thornton le Dale, (near Pickering), Yorkshire.

He was an assistant school teacher at Rastrick Grammar school – under  Thomas Arnott Storr [1881] / head of Ward's Commercial School, Brighouse [late 19th century] / school master & Provident Building Assurance superintendent  [1891] / an insurance agent [1901] / a commission agent [1911].

In 1884, he married Sophia Christiana Florence Hale [1857-1???] in Pontefract.


Banns for the marriage of Arthur Arnott Ward, of Rastrick, and Sophia Christiana Florence Hale, of Pontefract, were read at Rastrick
 


His wife was known as Florence, and was born in Pontefract, the daughter of Abraham Hale
 

Children:

  1. Constance H. [b 1886] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  2. Nellie [b 1888] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  3. Horace A. [b 1890]
  4. Frederick [b 1892] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]
  5. Gertrude [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  6. Edith [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  7. Florence [b 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  8. Mabel [b 1900]
  9. Harold [b 1903]

They lived at

  • High Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 30 Lyndhurst Road, Burnley, Lancashire [1901]
  • 42 Olympia Street, Burnley [1911]

Ward, Rev Arthur WilliamRef 250-1775
[18??-19??] Wesleyan Minister.

He lived at 1 Savile Road, Halifax [1905]

Ward, BenRef 250-388
[1877-1950] On 6th June 1908, he married Hannah Isabella Hollas in Barkisland.


Hannah Isabella was the daughter of
Harry Hollas. Before the marriage, Hannah had an illegitimate son Edwin Hollas [1901-1963], father unknown
 

Children:

  1. twins Lawrence [b 1909]
  2. Percy [b 1909]
  3. Donald [b 1911]
  4. Albert [b 1913]
  5. Cecil [b 1915]
  6. Mary [b 1918]
  7. Phyliss [b 1921]

Ward, BernardRef 250-2140
[1913-1996] JP.

Born in Elland. Brother of Clifford Ward.

He had TB as a child.

He was an engineering apprentice. After gaining his qualifications, he was elected into the engineering union. He was District Secretary of the AEU [Amalgamated Engineering Union] at Halifax until retirement. As various Unions merged, his scope increased to cover Calderdale, and later Bradford and area.

In 1938, he married (1) Hilda Jowett [1916-1964]. The couple ran the local AEU club.

In 1965, he married (2) a widow, Mrs Mildred Cook [née Fearnley]. Mildred died in 2007

Ward, CecilRef 250-948
[1915-1945] Son of Hannah Isabella (née Hollas) [1883-1971] & Ben Ward [1877-1950] of Barkisland.

Born in Ripponden.

He worked for Wright Hamer & Sons at Greetland.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Alice Poxon in Calder District.

Children:

  1. Kenneth [b 1945]

They lived at 81 Saddleworth Road, Greetland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He died of wounds in Burma [2nd April 1945] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [Grave Ref 8],

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Ward, ChristopherRef 250-8
[1769-1835] Of Ellen Royd, Northowram.

On 13th July 1794, he married (1) Mary Stead [1771-1822] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1801-10th April 1815]
  2. Martha [1804-21st July 1823]
  3. Christopher [b 20th January 1807; bapt 31st March 1807]  who died 2nd April 1808 (aged 14 months) 
  4. Eliza [b 12th August 1809; bapt 18th September 1809]
  5. Ellen [b 30th June 1811; bapt 15th October 1811]

The children were baptised at Square Chapel, Halifax.

Mary died 28th April 1822 (aged 51).

He married (2) Mary [1775-1842].

Christopher died 8th October 1835 (aged 66).

Mary died 3rd February 1842 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Ward, ChristopherRef 250-2197
[1835-18??] Son of James Ward.

He was an apprentice damask manufacturer [1851] / a worsted manufacturer [1861, 1871] / a worsted manufacturer employing 1000 people [1881] / partner in J. W. & C. Ward.

In 1863, he married Annie Collier [1846-1???] from Barnsley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Whiteley
  2. Margaret Ann [b 1868]
  3. Jessie [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • 21 Savile Place, Halifax [1871 with 5 servants, 1881]
  • Nether Bank, Kendal [1891]

Annie was widowed by 1901

Ward, CliffordRef 250-2141
[1911-1985] Born in Huddersfield. Brother of Bernard Ward.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Colin – who died in the Moorgate train disaster
  2. Sandra

He was active in local affairs, and

  • an active member of the Labour Party from early days
  • a councillor for the Boothtown area
  • Secretary of the Party Office until he retired
  • he helped to get Dr Shirley Summerskill elected as local MP
  • he was active with the Co-operative movement and served upon its  board
  • he was keen on water supply issues

He lived at Chevinedge Crescent, Exley

Ward, D'ArcyRef 250-795
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1919-1920]

Ward, DavidRef 250-140
[1801-1884] (Possibly) born in Bradford.

He founded the Halifax Temperance Hotel and Ward's Temperance Hotel.

In 1823, he married Elizabeth Ingham [1803-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. daughter
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

The family lived at (possibly) 27 Green Terrace, Skircoat [1871]

Ward, DavidRef 250-768
[1859-1927] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1891, 1901, 1911]

In [Q2] 1886, he married Ellen Bullock [1866-1924] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. Rowland
  2. Percy [b 1888]
  3. Hannah [b 1890]
  4. Nellie [b 1893] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  5. Cora [b 1896] who was a cotton warper [1911]

They lived at

  • Columbus Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 38 New Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 21 Commercial Buildings, Lower Skircoat Green [1911]

Ward, Edward OatesRef 250-7580
[1882-1960] Son of Martha Anne & Edward Ward of Dewsbury.

Born in Elland.

He was a bearer (quarry) [1911] / a labourer [1936].

In [Q1] 1909, he married Lottie Mitchell [1880-1959].

Children:

  1. Florence [1912-19??] who married Frederick S. Hart
  2. Herbert who married Rosie Priestley

The family lived at

Lottie died in 1959.

Edward died in 1960.

Ward, Mrs ElizabethRef 250-1998
[19??-] Councillor and Mayor of Hebden Royd [2006-2007]

Ward, EricRef 250-888
[1925-1944] Son of James Ward.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in NW Europe [19th August 1944] (aged 19).

He was buried at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XV E 8]

He is remembered on the family grave at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Ward, ErnestRef 250-2719
[18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1909]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Ward, George ArthurRef 250-914
[1877-1917] Son of Thomas Ward.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax / a twine sorter [1891] / a cabinet maker [1901] / a life assurance agent [1911] / employed at the Halifax Branch of the Pearl Assurance Company,  before moving to work at the branch in Gateshead.

In [Q3] 1901, he married Mary Ann Buffett in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire
 

Children:

  1. Harold Arthur [b Halifax 1903]
  2. Cyril [b Shipley 1905]
  3. Sam [b Jarrow 1907]

They lived at

  • Crossley Terrace, Halifax
  • 73 Hyde Park Street, Gateshead, Durham [1911]
  • 205A Coatsworth Road, Gateshead

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action at Polygon Wood [25th October 1917] (aged 40).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XXII C 1A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church

Ward, George WhiteleyRef 250-2198
[1866-1???] Son of Christopher Ward.

He was educated at Rugby School [1881]

Ward, HenryRef 250-1373
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned for 1 month for stealing a coat, the property of F. E. Rawson of Halifax


Question: Could the victim of the theft be Frederick Edward Rawson?

 

Ward, JamesRef 250-2196
[1799-1840] Maltster from Elland.

On 5th December 1821, he married Grace Whiteley [1803-1872] in Halifax.


Grace came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1823-1890] who married Frederick Augustus Tamplin
  2. John Whiteley
  3. Eliza [1828-2nd April 1837]
  4. Susannah who died 2nd December 1830 (aged 11 months)   
  5. Emily [1832-10th August 1895]
  6. Christopher

All the children were baptised at Square Independent Chapel.

They lived at

James died 5th September 1840 (aged 41).

Grace died at Southport [5th November 1872] (aged 69).

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 146]

Ward, JamesRef 250-7560
[1825-1???] Born in Stockport.

He was a (private family) gardener [1861] / a Methodist preacher [1861].

He married Ellen [1817-1???] from Wellington, Lancashire.


Ellen was a dress maker [1861]
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1848]
  2. James [b 1853]

The family lived at Willow Hall Yard, Skircoat [1861]

Ward, JamesRef 250-2702
[1875-1940] He lived at 29 Cross Hills / 8 Back Green Lane, Halifax.

65-year-old James was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940.

He died on 24th November 1940

Ward, JamesRef 250-9
[1901-1964]

In [Q2] 1923, he married Annie Topliss in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of
Charles Topliss
 

Children:

  1. Eric

They lived at King Cross, Halifax.

James died 21st July 1964 (aged 63).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel with Annie's parents.


Details of Annie's death & burial place are not yet known
 

Ward, JohnRef 250-385
[1???-17??] Halifax attorney

Ward, JohnRef 250-2519
[17??-18??] Of Basinghall Street, London.

On 27th November 1806, he married Jane Frances, daughter of Robert Lambert at Elland

In 1823, the couple bought Holwood House, Surrey from William Pitt the younger.

See Robert Lambert

Ward, JohnRef 250-369
[1842-1907] He was farmer of 25 acres [1871] / farmer [1875-1886] / landlord of the Griffin, Barkisland [1875-1886] / brewer [1891] / spinner (own account) [1901].

On 22nd May 1865, he married (1) Ruth Lumb [1845-1883] of Sowerby, at Elland Parish Church.

They had no children.

On 24th January 1884, he married (2) Mary France [1854-1912] from Barkisland, at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Children:

  1. John France [1887-1963]
  2. Maud [1888-1964]

The family lived at

  • Little Haven, Barkisland [1871]
  • Griffin Inn, Barkisland [1875-1886]
  • Marsden [1891, 1901]
  • The Dean, Marsden [1907]

John & Mary were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Ward, JohnRef 250-2
[1882-1916] Born in Norfolk.

He worked for Shoesmith's market gardeners.

He lived at 33 Rastrick Common.

He was a regular soldier with the Norfolk Regiment.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.

He was killed on the Somme [12th October 1916] (aged 34).

He was buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XVIII E 19].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Ward, JohnRef 250-5
[1885-1918]

He married Unknown.

They lived at Ada Street, All Souls' Road, Halifax.

He was a reservist and returned from America to enlist [1914].

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [13th August 1918] (aged 33).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Ward, John HenryRef 250-1031
[1886-1917] Born in Bradford.

On 10th June 1916, he married Ella Gibson [1889-1965] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

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

He died 15th December 1917.

He was buried at Warley Congregational Church [L 260].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q2] 1920, Ella married (2) Henry G. Wray in Halifax.

They lived at 27 Warley Town.

In 1938, Ella married (3) Albert Teal

Ward, John MillerRef 250-7870
[1868-1928] Born in Chatham, Kent.

He was a Methodist New Connexion minister – (possibly) Ambler Thorn New Connexion Church [1901].

In 1895, he married Gertrude Twyford [1872-1943] born in Stoke-in-Trent, in Stoke-in-Trent.

Children:

  1. John Twyford (Miller) [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • The Manse, Ambler Thorn [1901]
  • Hillcrest, Leigh, Stoke-on-Trent [1928, 1943]

The couple died in Leigh

Ward, John RobertRef 250-915
[1892-1917] Son of Frances Elizabeth & Robert Ward of Todmorden.

Born in Stanhope, County Durham.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 29th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He died 26th September 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Ward, John WhiteleyRef 250-W280
[1826-1914] JP.

Son of James Ward.

He was a well-known local figure.

See Mary Bracken, Elizabeth Bracken and George Whiteley

Ward, John WilliamRef 250-11
[1829-1898] Born in Halifax [15th August 1829].

He was a master dyer [1871] / a dyer employing 90 hands [1881] / a piece dyer & glover [1891].

In [Q3] 1853, he married Sarah Ann Cockshott [1830-1902] in Keighley.


Sarah was born in Reighton, Keighley [17th March 1830]
 

Children:

  1. Harry [1854-1861] who was buried with his parents
  2. Walter [b 1863] who was a dyer's apprentice [1881]

They lived at Newstead House, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

John William died 2nd May 1898 (aged 69).

Sarah Ann died 4th September 1902 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1851]

Ward, JosephRef 250-106
[1892-1919] Son of Patrick Ward.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He died 21st January 1919 (aged 26).

He was buried at Luddenden Cemetery [b U 494] alongside his brother Patrick who also died in the War.

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Ward, MichaelRef 250-755
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Hester Drake

Ward, PatrickRef 250-249
[1847-1919] Born in County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a labourer / a woolcomber.

In 1877, he married Bridget Brown [1856-1929] in Halifax.


Bridget was born in County Mayo, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1878]
  2. John [b 1880]
  3. Mary [b 1882]
  4. William [b 1884]
  5. Margaret [b 1886]
  6. Patrick
  7. Annie [b 1891]
  8. Joseph
  9. Kate [b 1895]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Southowram Bank [1881, 1891]
  • Thompson's Buildings, Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot [1901]
  • 19 Duke Street, Luddendenfoot [1911]
  • 64 Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot

Sons Patrick & Joseph died in World War I

Ward, PatrickRef 250-243
[1887-1918] Son of Patrick Ward.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 12th February 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Luddenden Cemetery [b U 494] alongside his brother Joseph who also died in the War

Ward, PatrickRef 250-1041
[1892-1918] Son of Thomas Ward.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France / Flanders [2nd May 1918].

He was buried at Arneke British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II B 24].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Ward, PeterRef 250-4740
[1829-1863] Of Brighouse.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

His headstone records that he was

Interred by his Lodge No. 151 of the Bolton United Order of Odd Fellows

Ward, Richard DeardenRef 250-32
[1845-1931] JP.

Son of Elizabeth & David Ward.

Born in Halifax [7th August 1845].

Baptised 2nd September 1845.

He was a master dyer / owner of Ward's Dye Works at Washer Lane [1914] / sole proprietor of Ingham Brothers / an Honorary Freeman of the Borough [1925] / Mayor of Halifax [1905-1907].

He endowed Ward's Cottage Homes [1907].

In [Q2] 1868, he married Hannah Kenyon [1846-1937] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jessie Ann [1876-27th May 1911] who married Samuel  Wright
  2. Ethel Phebe [1880-1956] who married Samuel Hodgson
  3. Philip [1884-13th February 1911]

The family lived at Sapling Grove, Halifax.

Richard died 26th September 1931 (aged 86).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £61,781.

Hannah died 23rd August 1937 (aged 91).

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Ward, RobertRef 250-2610
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1992-1993]

Ward, Rowland WadsworthRef 250-773
[1886-1918] Son of David Ward.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton millhand [1901] / a cotton overlooker [1910] / a cotton doubling overlooker [1911] / employed at Salterhebble Cotton Mill / organist at St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax / accompanist at the Alhambra Cinema, Halifax.

On 12th March 1910, he married Florence Sutcliffe at St Paul's Spiritual Church, Alma Street.


Florence was born in Halifax, the daughter of Wilson Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Jessie [1915-2011] who married Mr Wright

The family lived at

  • 15 All Souls' Terrace, Boothtown [1911]
  • 38 Providence Place, Salterhebble

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [4th November 1918] (aged 32).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th November & 21st December 1918].

He was buried at Poix-Du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I B 9]. and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother-in-law William Patterson Bumstead also died in the War.

Florence died 5th September 1948 (aged 61).

Members of the family were buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland

Living with them [in 1911] were Florence's mother Emily Sutcliffe [b 1866] (worsted fancy coating mender)  and sister (?) Irene Sutcliffe [b 1902].

Ward, SarahRef 250-10
[1810-1877] Born in York.

She had an illegitimate son: Charles Edward [1844-1859].

She was a lodging house keeper at 25 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851].

Charles Edward died 18th February 1859 (aged 15).

Sarah died 24th February 1877 (aged 67).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3639]

Ward, ThomasRef 250-1206
[17??-17??] Hatter in Halifax [1771]

Ward, ThomasRef 250-3
[1845-1900] Born in Brandon, Suffolk.

He was a joiner & grocer [1881] / a cabinet maker [1891].

In 1876, he married Ellen Dean [1848-1???] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. George Arthur
  2. Sam Dean [b 1879] who was an ironmonger's stock keeper  [1901], a clerk [1911]
  3. Mary Alice [b 1881] who was a dressmaker [1901], a  costumier [1911]
  4. Christiana [b 1884] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  5. Sarah Ellen [b 1886] who was a cotton twister [1901]
  6. John Thomas [b 1890] who was a boarder at The  Orphanage [1901], a machine turner [1911]

They lived at

  • 20 Bedford Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 36A Wadsworth Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Thomas died in Halifax in 1900 (aged 53).

In 1901, son John Thomas was a resident scholar at The Orphanage, Savile Park, Halifax, & son Sam Dean was an ironmonger's stock keeper, staying with his uncle, Robert E Ward, in Hackney, London.

In 1911, they were both back living with their mother in Halifax

Ward, W. C.Ref 250-6
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1874 when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery

Ward, Rev WilliamRef 250-210
[1???-18??] Missionary and oriental scholar who translated the scriptures into several eastern languages. He was well-known for his missionary work in Serampore.

He was a pupil of Dr John Fawcett's academy

Ward, WilliamRef 250-2247
[18??-19??] Plumber and engineer with business at Victoria Street East, Halifax [1905]

Ward, WillieRef 250-7
[1901-1964] Born in Halifax [10th June 1901].

He was a chauffeur [1926] / innkeeper of the Blue Ball, Norland [1939-1956] / landlord of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1957-1964].

On 11th September 1926, he married Betsy Crabtree in Sowerby Bridge.

Willie died at the Bridge Hotel in 1964.

Betsy took over at the Bridge Hotel [1964, 1967]

 

 

Ward surnameRef 250-1
There are 50 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Ward, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Ward

Marriages 1810, 1905, 1907, 1912; Death 1899

 



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