John Herbert Lacy Baldwin

John Herbert Lacy Baldwin JP was the eldest son of John Baldwin.

He was born at Clay House, Greetland [28th January 1863].

He was educated at Rugby School [1881].

In 1889, he joined the family firm, J. & J. Baldwin. He became Chairman and Director.

He was a director of the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Bank; chairman of the West Yorkshire Bank; a director of Lloyds Bank; a director of Yorkshire Woolcombers Limited; a director of the Halifax Concert Hall Company; a governor of Heath Grammar School [until 1910]; Justice of the Peace for the West Riding.

In 1???, he stood as a Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Halifax.

In 1894, he represented South Ward on Halifax Town Council. He was Mayor of Halifax [1897-1898] and he was influential in introducing the tramway system to the town.

He was an Alderman [1901]; Chairman of the Technical Instruction Committee; Vice-Chairman of the Tramways Committee; Chairman of the Electricity Sub-Committee.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence.

He was Lord of the Manor of Levisham, and had residences at Levisham Hall and Roxby Manor, Yorkshire. In 1931, he gave the Village Hall to the village of Lockton, near Pickering.

On 23rd April 1890, he married Mary Beatrice Norris at All Saint's, Salterhebble.

Mary Beatrice was the daughter of Rev William Arthur Norris


  1. Doris May [b 1891]
  2. John
  3. Sybil Frances [1895-1972] who married Lieutenant  John G. Crossley at Pickering
  4. Christopher Lacy [b 1897]

The family lived at Savile Lea [1891], Broomfield, Halifax [1901], Kirby Leas, Halifax [1911], and Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering [1918].

He died [26th February 1945], and his wife died less than a month later

See St John the Evangelist, West Vale

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham, Jeffrey Knowles, Sally Pocock, Suzard & Tati

© Malcolm Bull 2024
Revised 18:06 / 22nd May 2024 / 4819

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