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Baby Bounty Scheme

Baby Bunce
Miniature train. The engine was in service at Blackpool [1905] and at Halifax Zoo [1909] before coming to Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens.

It was named Baby Bunce in 1922, when Lionne, daughter of James Farnell Bunce, was born.

When Sunny Vale closed, the engine was bought for a fairground in Newcastle and renamed Robin Hood

Bacchus Lodge, Halifax
Masonic Lodge. Established at the Bacchus, Halifax in 1769 – possibly by men involved in coining activities – despite protests from the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge. The Lodge was disbanded in 1783

Bache, Warley
Aka Bayche. House recorded in the 15th century. Owners and tenants have included

A Sunday School inaugurated by Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge was held here.

The name may be derived from Batt, possibly an early occupant.

The name was changed to Beech House

Back Brade Farm, Rastrick
Stands between Lower Edge and Upper Edge, Elland

Back Braid Farm, Rastrick

Back Clough, Wadsworth
Flows down to join Luddenden Brook

Back Hall, Exley
Backhold Lane, Siddal.

A 13th century homestead. It was rebuilt by Thomas Hanson in 1668. It was dated T H E 1668 for Thomas and Esther Hanson.

Owners and tenants have included

The arms of the Hanson and related families were inscribed over the south door.

There is a Greek inscription:

He that loveth houses and lands more than Me is not worthy of Me

and a Latin inscription:

Heaven not earth

It was later named Backhold Farm

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax and Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions.

See Alice de Backhall, Backhold Lane, Siddal, William de Ecclesley, Exley, Robert Ramsden and Siddal Halls

Back Hall Royd Farm, Siddal
An alternative name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back Lane Parliament, Halifax
A group of Trustees who met in Back Lane, Halifax and governed Halifax before the town was incorporated in 1848

See Halifax Borough

Back o' t' Moon Farm, Siddal
An early name for Backhold Royd Farm

Back o' th' Church Dumpling
A pupil at Grace Ramsden's Back o' th' Church School, Elland

Back o' th' Moors Charity
Aka John Greenwood's Charity

Back Shaw
Area near the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs.

See Cascade, Walshaw Dean

Background information
The Foldout presents a number of terms which might be encountered when studying local and family history

Backhall
Area of the ancient Southowram township around Back Hall

Backhall, Alice de
[12??-1???] She married William de Ecclesley.

See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold, Exley
The name comes from Backhold Farm, a later name for Back Hall.

The area became a housing estate from the 1930s

Backhold Farm, Exley
/ Siddal.

Or Backhold Hall:

Later name for Back Hall, Exley.

See Backhold Lane, Siddal and Backhold Royd Farm, Siddal

Backhold Hall, Exley
Backhold Lane, Siddal. See Back Hall, Exley

Backhold Housing Estate, Exley
Stands on land which included Exley Bank Farm and Backhold.

See George Barker

Backhold Royd Farm, Siddal
West Lane.

Aka Backhold Farm, Back Hall Royd Farm, and Back o' t' Moon Farm The Foldout lists some owners and occupiers of the property

See West Field, Southowram

Backhouse
This name is found in Backhouse Lane and Backhouse Tunnel, both in the Salterhebble area.

See Bankhouse, Salterhebble

Backhouse, Clifford Charles
[1906-1982] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Gilbert Hughes were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1938, he married Eileen Pinder in Halifax.


Eileen was the granddaughter of Ezra Pinder
 

Children:

  1. Andrew Pinder [b 1944]
  2. Helen [b 1947]

Backhouse, Father
[18??-19??] He was Priest at St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax [1930s] / Parish Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse [1940s/1950s]

Backhouse, Foster & Travis
Stock and share brokers at 18 Crossley Street, Halifax [1874]

Backhouse's Gentlemen's Outfitters
Established by George Hughes Backhouse [1899] in the Palatine Chambers block built by Ezra Pinder

Backhouse, George Hughes
[1865-1950] Son of James Marshall Backhouse, farmer.

Born in Wistow, near Selby.

He was the 3rd of 12 siblings.

He was a live-in draper's apprentice to James Blacker, at Selby [1881].

For a short period, he became a farm servant at Farm House, Wheldrake, Langwith, York [1891], the village where his mother came from.

He then moved to London to join the staff of Spencer, Turner & Boldero, wholesale merchants, where he lived in.

Subsequently, he went to South Africa to travel for Baker & Company for 6 years and then with other import companies. He was in Johannesburg at the time of the failed Jamieson Raid

He travelled up country in Africa, selling what he described as

everything you can think of from a needle to a windmill

He used to call on Boer stores, making his treks with a four-horse cart driven by natives. He recalled having seen Cecil rhodes and Paul Kruger.

On his return from South Africa, he settled in Halifax and opened Backhouse's Gentlemen's Outfitters [1899] within Palatine Chambers, Halifax as it was being built by Ezra Pinder.

In 1901, he was living (single, as a boarder) at 20 Southgate, Halifax.

In 1902, he married Mary Jane Forth [1876-1943], a farmer's daughter from Copmanthorpe, in York.

Children:

  1. twins Clifford Charles
  2. Gilbert Hughes

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, both sons joined their father in the outfitters.

The family lived at 32 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1902, 1911].

In 1911, Mary Jane's mother, Frances Ann Forth [1837-19??], was living with them

Backhouse, Gilbert Hughes
[1906-1980] Twin son of George Hughes Backhouse.

He and his brother Clifford Charles were educated at Crossley & Porter Grammar School.

After completing an apprenticeship at Brown Muffs in Bradford, they joined their father in the outfitters,

In 1936, he married Dorothy Mary Whiteley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Patricia Ann [b 1939]
  2. Catherine Rosemary [b 1944]
  3. David Hughes Walton [b 1945]

Backhouse, Henry
[1843-1906] He was a sculptor [1896] / a Freemason / a member of the St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge.

For the Royal Visit of 25th July 1896, Backhouse put on an exhibition which was lampooned by Joe Turner Spencer in the Halifax Comet.

He lived at Clipster Hall, Siddal.

Bacon, Benjamin
[16??-17??] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1699]

Bacon, George
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Sowerby Bridge [1833]

Bacup Cotton Mill & Mining Company Limited
Weavers at Gauxholme.

In 1881, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were on strike over rates of pay

Baddeley, Edward Lawrence
[1870-1915] Son of Dr William Bratton Baddeley

Born in Whalley, Lancashire.

He was an articled clerk [1891] / a solicitor [1911] / secretary for W. T. Glover & Company, cable makers / a member of Southport Yachting Club.

In 1881, he and his brother William Baddeley were living with their stepfather George Edward Emmet

In 1891, he was staying with his father-in-law Dr John Oakley.

In 1901, he was a boarder in Southport.

In 1911, he married Mary Elizabeth Oakley [1873-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Dr John Oakley
 

They lived at

  • Brook Cottage, Coombs, Chapel-en-le-Frith

His military career began when he joined the Volunteers in Halifax and was promoted to Sergeant.

He joined the Southport Volunteers [around 1897].

During the South African Wars, he was engaged on military duty at Chester Castle.

During World War I, he served with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and attained the rank of Major.

He was mortally wounded in the Dardanelles.

He died 6th June 1915 (aged 45).

He was buried at the Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [A 10]

Baddeley, William Bratton
[1841-1872] Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a general practitioner [1871].

In 1869, he married Mary Ann Brewer [1850-1???] in Clitheroe.


Mary Ann was born in Whalley, Lancashire, the daughter of Edward Brewer, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Edward Lawrence [b 1870]
  2. William [b 1872]

The family lived at Clitheroe Road, Clitheroe, Whalley, Lancashire [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Charles E Martin [aged 30] (assistant, a student from Dublin).

William died in Clitheroe [Q3 1872] (aged 31).

After his death, his widow married George Edward Emmet in Huddersfield [1877]

Baden-Powell, Sir Robert
[1857-1941] Founder of the scouting movement. On 9th July 1921, he inspected Halifax boy scouts and girl guides

Badger Hill Cricket Club
Formed in 1988. It was formerly the New Road Cricket Club

Badger Hill Reservoir, Rastrick
Brighouse Corporation reservoir opened in December 1957 to address the problems of low pressure in existing supplies. The reservoir is now filled in

Badger Lane, Hebden Bridge
There are remains of circular earthworks, 26 ft in diameter, here

Badrick, Vera
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1989-1990]

Bage, Rev Albert
[1867-1944] FRSL.

He was a Primitive Methodist minister at Shipley before becoming Minister at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax [1903, 1905].

He lived at 30 Milton Place, Halifax [1905].

He left and was at Congregational Church, Romsey [1909] & St Nicholas's Church, Ipswich p1916]

Bagnall, Mr
[18??-19??] Architect. Partner in Scott & Bagnall

Bagnall, Walter Henry
[1898-1915] He lived at 28 South Darley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the battleship HMS Venerable.

He died at Chatham Naval Hospital [13th February 1915] (aged 17).

He was buried at Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent [20 1032].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI), on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Bagnold, Charlotte
[1798-1860] Daughter of William Bagnold.

Baptised on 10th August 1798.

In 1841, she succeeded her mother, Tabitha, as Halifax postmistress. The Bradford Observer [2nd December 1841] reported that

The appointment of Mrs Akers to the office of postmistress of [Halifax] in the room of her mother, Mrs Bagnold, who has resigned, has rather taken the inhabitants by surprise; and we think it is a general opinion that the interests of this large and extensive department ought to have been confided to some gentleman of active and business-like habits

She was Halifax postmistress [1845, 1850].

She married Robert Akers.

Their son, William, also worked for the Post Office.

She was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

She died at her home, Barum House, Halifax [3rd October 1860].

She was buried at St James's Church, Halifax.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £3,000. Her will was proved by her sons-in-law William Moore and John Stores Smith

Bagnold, Harriet
[1788-1812] Daughter of William Bagnold. She succeeded her father as Halifax postmistress in 1810. When she died, her mother, Tabitha, took her place. She was a close friend of Anne Lister

She was buried in Halifax Parish Church

Bagnold, William
[1747-1810] He was nephew of Mary Wainman.

In 1780, he married Tabitha Dewhirst.

Children:

  1. Caroline Frances who died in childhood
  2. Maria who died in childhood
  3. Harriet
  4. Charlotte
  5. William [1800-1818]
  6. Ann [1804-1818]
  7. John [b 1811-1840]

He became Halifax postmaster [1770s].

He retired in June 1810, and he was succeeded by his daughter Harriet.

He died on 17th October 1810,

after a lingering illness, sincerely and universally respected

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Bagot, Rev George
[1823-1883] Born in Kildoon, Kildare, Ireland.

First Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1869, 1881].

He married Agnes [1829-1???] from Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Edith [1851-1891] who married [1884] Henry Atkins(on) Carter from Worcester, in Lewisham

The family lived at

  • Iver, Buckinghamshire [1851]
  • West Field, Richmond, Yorkshire [1861]
  • Lidgate, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]
  • Lightcliffe Vicarage [1881]

In 1851, his unmarried sister, Emelia Anne [b 1820] was living with them

Bagott, Rev Elijah
[1832-1899] Or Baggott.

Born in Darlaston, Staffordshire.

He was minister of St Bees.

In 1861, he and his unmarried sister, Rachel, were living with their widowed mother, Hannah, at Tattenhall Road, Wolverhampton. He was then listed as Minister at St Thomas Halifax.

First Vicar at St Thomas's Church, New Bank [1859-1899]. He stayed there for the rest of his life.

He was joint-secretary of the Halifax Church Institute [1865]

In 1863, he married Mary Yates Brevitt [1832-1899], also from Darlaston, in Walsall.

Children:

  1. Archibald Thomas [b 1864]
  2. Reginald Musgrave [b 1865]
  3. Sarah Brevitt [b 1868]
  4. Percy Granville [b 1869]
  5. Bertram Montague [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • The Vicarage, St Thomas Street, Northowram [1871]
  • The Vicarage, Horley Green Road, Claremount [1881]
  • The Parsonage, Leather Street, Northowram [1891]

Elijah died in the second quarter of 1899, and Mary died in the following quarter

Bagott, Rev George
[18??-18??] He lived at Carlton Street, Halifax. Curate at Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Halifax [1865]

Baht meat week
An event staged at Luddenden by Granada Television's World In Action programme in August 1975. The intention was to show that people can manage without meat. Most of the village's residents took part in the experiment in which – after a Last Supper of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding at Kershaw House – Luddenden was declared a meat-free zone for a week. A local butcher labelled his van Gastronomic Survival Squad. After the experiment, the village returned to normal with no converts to vegetarianism.

See Baht

Baildon, George
[1806-1856] Born in Halifax

He was printer / a bookbinder [1821]

On 19th November 1821, he married Ruth Hebblethwaite [1801-18??] from Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [b 1821]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1829]
  3. William [b 1831] who was a printer
  4. Mary [b 1836] who was a book sticker/stitcher/sewer
  5. George

The family lived at

  • Old Bank P B, Southowram [1841]
  • Shroggs, Ovenden [1851]
  • Fork Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • Brackenbed Lane, Ovenden [1871]

Baildon, George
[1840-1911] Son of George Baildon.

He was a master bookbinder [1821] / a master bookbinder employing 1 man and 1 female [1871] / a printer & master bookbinder employing 6 boys & 1 female [1881] / a printer & bookbinder [1891] / partner in George Baildon & Son / a commercial printer manager [1901] / printer with The Argyle Press Limited [1905] / managing director The Argyle Press Limited [1911].

In 1875, he married Susannah Foulds [1843-1909] in Halifax.


Susannah came from Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1878-1941] who was a book sewer & folder at printing works [1901] and never married
  2. Florence M [b 1878] who was a fancy draper [1911]
  3. Annie Foster [b 1880] who was a bookkeeper at the printing works [1901] and cashier at an ironmongers [1911]
  4. Emilyetta [b 1882] who was a machinist at the printing works [1901] and a machinist (under clothing) [1911]
  5. Amy Hebblethwaite [b 1886] an elementary school teacher [1911]

The family lived at

  • 50 St Augustine Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Franklin Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 Kingsley Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1905]
  • 305 Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1911, 1941]

In 1881, George's sister, Mary, was living with the family.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3 I 24]

Baildon's: George Baildon & Son
They were letterpress printers at John Street, Halifax / Long Back Side, Halifax [1863], printers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874].

See George Baildon

Baildon, Hugh de
[11??-12??] (Probably) son of Richard son of Essolf de Tong.

He witnessed a charter (undated, but probably 1195-1199)  of Alice daughter of Serlo de Poule.

Early researchers conclude that the land which Hugh held in Baildon was part of the land which his father inherited on the death of his uncle John

Baildon, John
[1791-1866] Son of Luke Baildon.

Born in Norland.

He was a bookseller, printer and publisher at Bull Green, Halifax / a bookseller [1851] / a stationer employing 1 man [1861]. He was in business from before 1822.

In 1813, he married (1) Henrietta Townsend from Halifax, in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1817] who was book binder [1851, 1861]
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1818]

In 1837, he married (2) Charity Holtby [1807-1861] from Ganton, Yorkshire, in Halifax

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1839]
  2. Alice [b 1840]
  3. Ellen [b 1848]

The family lived at

  • 19 Bull Green [1837]
  • Bull Green, Halifax [1841]
  • 1 Bull Green [1845]
  • 99 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]
  • 6 Bull Green, Halifax [1861]

Baildon, Luke
[17??-1???] Painter.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Bailey...
The entries for people with the surname Bailey are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Bailey's: A. Bailey & Sons
Family grocer and provision merchants established by Albert Bailey. They had 2 shops in Westgate, Elland and in the building at the corner of Elizabeth Street / Southgate which was formerly the home of Albert S. Luty.

The business was sold to Mr and Mrs Lister.

The business closed when the Westgate premises were demolished in 1969

Bailey's: Albert Bailey & Sons Limited
Worsted spinners established in 1910 by Albert Bailey at Riverside Mill, Elland.

Business closed in 1975 when the Elland Bypass was to be built.

See Eliza Jane Lumb

Bailey & Sons
Mineral water manufacturers at Tower Works, Norwood Green [1905]

Bailey Hall Bridge, Halifax
A bridge over the Hebble at Bailey Hall.

In 1710, there was a petition concerning the parlous state of the bridge

Bailey Hall Conservative Club
Recorded in 1891 at 13 Bailey Hall Bank

Bailey Hall, Halifax
Area of Halifax between Caddy Field and Halifax Parish Church.

The name is probably a corruption of Bailiff's Hall and may have been the site of the house of the water bailiff along the banks of the Hebble.

Berry Lane leads from here to Halifax Parish Church

See Bailey Hall Bridge, Halifax, J. & J. Baldwin's and Bayley Hall, Halifax

Bailey, Isherwood & Company
Woolstaplers and cotton merchants at 5 Deal Street, Halifax [1905]

Bailey's: William Bailey Limited
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Bailiff Bridge
District of Calderdale to the north of Brighouse at the junction of the Huddersfield to Bradford and the Halifax to Wakefield roads.

Bailiff Bridge & Anti-Vaccination
There were speeches and demonstrations against the vaccination acts in the district in April 1888.

In February, a Mr Dyson was fined 10/- plus costs for not having has child vaccinated. He refused to pay and sold his furniture, but money was raised by sympathisers to pay the fine

See Anti-Vaccination League

Bailiff Bridge & District Mutual Coal Supply Association Limited
Recorded in 1905

Bailiff Bridge Beck
The continuation of Royds Hall Beck, Norwood Green and Wyke Beck which flows into Clifton Beck at Bailiff Bridge

Bailiff Bridge Club
Established for the working men of Bailiff Bridge. It was financed by Thomas Freeman Firth and Sir Algernon Firth and opened on 19th December 1908. William Aykroyd financed the construction of a bowling green

Bailiff Bridge Co-Op
A new branch of the Brighouse District Industrial Society opened in 1876.

See George Carr Jessop

Bailiff Bridge Fountain

Bailiff Bridge Gas Company Limited
The company was formed in 185? to distributed gas supplied by the Brighouse Gas Company. Became a limited company in August 1875

Bailiff Bridge Library
Devon Way, Bailiff Bridge

Bailiff Bridge Police Station
Chris Helme tells me that
There wasn't a police station at Bailiff Bridge.

Up the mid-19th century, the only police were the Parish Constable, but once the West Riding Constabulary was created, Brighouse had its own policeman and because of the previous importance of Hipperholme they to got one and from that day Hipperholme which included Lightcliffe and Bailiff Bridge had its own police section. There was a police house in Bailiff Bridge and they had their own local Bobby from then and I was the last.

In the 1950s, this was the 2nd house on the left as you leave Bailiff Bridge going towards Lightcliffe – just passed what is now Devon Way

Bailiff Bridge Post Office
Opened in 18??.

See Brighouse Post Office

Bailiff Bridge Railway Station
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway station opened on 1st March 1881. There was a direct service from here to London Marylebone.

On 11th November 1883, the passenger platform at the station was blown down during a disastrous storm, and an engine was thrown off the rails, blocking the line for several hours.

In 1903, the wife of Joseph Hoyle was injured alighting at the station.

The station closed for passenger traffic on 2nd April 1917.

On 25th April 1929, the building was badly damaged by fire.

See Pickle Bridge Line

Bailiff Bridge Toll House
Tolls on the Bradford & Huddersfield Turnpike started in 1824. Bailiff Bridge Gate and Chains are mentioned in 1851.

The tolls were abolished in 1875.

The toll house was bought by Thomas Freeman Firth £for 70. It was demolished and Firth's extended their existing premises by building Clifton Mill on the site

Bailiff Bridge Working Men's Club
Recorded in 1915.

See Bailiff Bridge Working Men's Institute

Bailiff Bridge Working Men's Institute
Established in 1866 to provide elementary education for working men.

The Institute was at the cross roads at Bailiff Bridge.

The site was later occupied by Firth's Clifton Mill

Bailiff or Bailiffe?
There seems to be no consensus over the spellings Bailiff or Bailiffe.

It is said that the final E was dropped by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority or by Brighouse Borough Council.

Some usages – including Bailiffe Bridge War Memorial and Bailiffe Bridge School - have the final E, whilst others do not.

Eugene Harvey was a fervent campaigner in favour of the errant E

Bailiffe Bridge Working Men's Club
Recorded in 1877, when they sent a letter of condolence to Lady Salt, widow of Sir Titus Salt who had supported the institute

Baillie, Rev Johan Launcelot
[19??-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1947] and Curate at Illingworth [1949]. In 1952, he left to serve at Hightown, at Milborne St Andrew with Dewlish, at Lima, Peru, in the diocese of Chile [1970-1974] and at Felkirk with Brierley

Bain, Jim
[1???-19??] Member of King Cross Cricket Club [1930s]. In 1940, he scored 665 runs at an average of 72.77

Bain, Dr Roderick
[19??-] Of Stainland. First President of the Greater Elland Historical Society

Bainbridge, John Clifford
[1886-1916] Son of Mary I. & William Bainbridge of Park Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he enlisted in Northallerton, and served as a Company Sergeant Major with Y Company 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the Somme [17th September 1916] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Bainbridge, William
[1829-18??] Son of nail maker Isaac Bainbridge.

Born in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.

He was a coachman at Knaresborough [1857] / a groom [1858] / a coachman [1859] / a coachman at Harrogate [1861] / a coachman and domestic servant at Northowram [1871]

On 23rd November 1857, he married Elizabeth Hill [1838-1876] in the Ripon Cathedral.


Elizabeth was born in Swinton [2nd September 1838], the daughter of Mary (née Hapby/Haxby) & John Hill, a butler. At the time of her marriage, Elizabeth was a servant and she lived at Sawley
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1858] who was a winder at worsted manufactory [1871]
  2. John [b 1859] who was a bobbin setter at worsted manufactory [1871]
  3. Martha [b 1864]

The family lived at

There is no record of William after 1871.

On 27th August 1875, shipping records show Elizabeth and the children – all sailing under the name Prest – departing from London with a Christopher Prest [age 36] aboard the Toowoomba. They arrived in Rockhampton, Queensland on 22nd December 1875.

Elizabeth died on 7th July 1876 (6 months and 16 days after arriving in Australia). At some time, Jane and John reverted to the name Bainbridge but Martha remained a Prest

Baines...
The entries for people with the surname Baines are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Baines & Marshall
Brush manufacturers at West Parade Brush Works, Halifax [1905]

Baines Clock & Cabinet Makers
Established by Mr Baines.

They made long-cased (grandfather's) clock.

Later, they moved into cabinet-making

Baines, Dewhirst & Company
Worsted spinners at Rastrick [1874]

Baines Hatters
Halifax hatters.

Several members of the Baines family have been linked to the business, including John Baines, Samuel Baines and William Baines

Baines Square, Brighouse
The site of 3 mills – Victoria Mills, Prince Albert Mill, and Canal Mill – owned by Samuel and John Baines. Rev Benjamin Firth built a mill here. Samuel bought the land from James and Henry Noble in 1849.

Baines Row was a part of the site and Baines built Britannia Mill there

Baines, Whiteley & Rushworth
Stone quarrier at Marsh Quarry, Southowram [1896] Partners included Mr Baines, Mr Whiteley, and Mr Rushworth

Baines, Zachariah

Bains, Elnathan
[16??-16??] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1663]

Baird, W. J.
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Sowerby Bridge [1905].

He was one of the medical men who attended those injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster

Bairns' Fund
Organised by the Halifax Courier & Guardian. Recorded in 1930

Bairstow...
The entries for people with the surname Bairstow are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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Bairstow
An old name for the eastern – Shibden – side of Beacon Hill.

The name probably means bare place.

Early members of the Bairstow family are recorded here.

In her journal [11th August 1820], Anne Lister distinguishes Bairstow from Beacon Hill.

See Bairstow and Lower Bairstow, Sowerby Bridge

Bairstow & Fielding
Wholesale clothiers at 3 Carlton Place, Halifax [1905]

Bairstow's Brass Workers, Halifax

Recorded in 1911, when Vincent Kelly was employed as a brass cutter


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the Company? The name of the Company? Where they were located? Who founded the business?

 

Bairstow Brothers
Worsted spinners at the former Mixenden Corn Mill between 1845 and 1898. They became a spindle-making company established at Albany Spindle Works, Pellon by Fred and Frank Bairstow

Bairstow Brothers
Pawn brokers at Woolshops, Halifax [1850]

Bairstow Brothers (1985) Limited
When Willis & Bates Limited ceased trading in 1997, and the business was taken over by Bairstow Brothers (1985) Limited.

They continued to produce the Vapalux and other products for which Willis & Bates Limited were known.

In 2010, the rights to manufacture these products were sold to a Korean company and production was moved overseas

Bairstow Brothers & Company
Machine makers at Forest Mills, Ovenden [1864].

Partners included Thomas Bairstow, John Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield.

The partnership was dissolved [17th September 1864] as to John Bairstow. The business was carried on by Thomas Bairstow, Henry Peel, and Thomas Hudson Oldfield

Bairstow Common, Halifax
Land at Bairstow owned by the Bairstow family around 1400

Bairstow's: Joseph & Israel Bairstow
Coach proprietors at Halifax.

Partners included Joseph Bairstow and Israel Bairstow.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1839

Bairstow's: Paul Bairstow's Charity
In 1711, Rev Paul Bairstow left a farm and land at Meopham in Kent to a group of trustees – including John Tillotson – such that they might sell the property and buy an estate in or near Halifax.

Out of the income from this estate, the trustees were

  • To provide a school at Sowerby
  • To pay 20/- per annum to a Minister for preaching a sermon on the Feast of St Michael, the Archangel
  • To keep the grave of Bairstow's father – in Sowerby churchyard – in good repair
  • To distribute the remainder to poor persons in Sowerby who were not in receipt of alms

Bairstow, Warley
An area of Warley around Bairstow Lane

Baistow, Abraham
[1799-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a dyer [1861] / a Wesleyan Reform Preacher [1861].

He married Alice [1800-1???].

They lived at 7 Mill Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Bait Ings Mill Spinning & Manufacturing Company

Baitings
Hamlet in Soyland.

In 1316, William and John of Wolrumwall [Wormald] were fined 6d for allowing beasts to escape on to land at Baytings.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

See Baiting and Blackstone Edge Roman Road

Baitings Bridge
A stone bridge is mentioned in 1787.

It was submerged when Baitings Reservoir was constructed in 1956. It can be seen when the waters subside in times of drought.

A modern bridge was constructed nearby

Baitings Farm, Ripponden
Blue Ball Road. House dated RPP 1682.

The name Baitings suggests that this was a resting place for stage coach and packhorse travellers on the route over Blackstone Edge between Lancashire & Yorkshire.

Owners and tenants have included

Now 2 private dwellings

Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden
The reservoir was one of 3 – Baitings, Ryburn, and Booth Wood – to be built for Wakefield & District Water Works.

Baitings and Ryburn are on the river Ryburn above Ripponden. Booth Wood is on Booth Dean Clough.

It was built upstream of Ryburn reservoir in order to catch the water that was going to waste. A 6-mile long catchwater drain brings water to the dam from Cragg Vale.

It was begun in 1948, and officially opened on 3rd May 1957 by the A. Guy Webster, the Mayor of Wakefield, and Henry Brooke, Minister of Housing and Local Government.

The cost was £1,420,000. During construction, it was known as New Top Reservoir.

Three men died during the construction of the reservoir:

It covers 64 acres, and has a capacity of 775 million gallons, and supplies 1½ million gallons per day. The dam is 1550 ft across and 255 ft high, and, when opened, it was said to be the highest in England. The water has a maximum depth of 155 ft.

After work began, it was decided to make the dam 20 ft higher than originally planned, doubling the capacity.

In 1962, the Manshead Tunnel was constructed to carry water from Withens Clough Reservoir and Turvin Clough to the reservoir.

When the water level falls low, the old road and the bridge across the Ryburn Valley are exposed.


Question: Can anyone explain or identify the landscape features and/or the stone structures which are visible when the water-level is low?

There are photographs of some of these in the Photo Gallery

 

See Baitings Bridge

Bake, Edmund
[1924-1944] He was educated at Luddendenfoot Council School / employed by C. & J. Smithson Limited at Craven Edge Mills, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1943, he married Hx.

They lived at 49 Horne Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 640 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 31st March 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany [10 D 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bakehouse, Halifax
A house in the Corn Market. In 1760, this was occupied by James Loggin

Baker, Alfred
[1882-1918] He worked for E. Lees, Halifax Market Hall.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 32 Victoria Street, Haley Hill.

During World War I, he enlisted [9/1914], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was serving in Italy and had returned from duty to his 2-man tent. He died from heart failure [6th/7th July 1918] (aged 36), and was found next morning.

He was buried at the Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy [3 B 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baker, Arthur
[1854-1902] Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

He was a coal miner [1881] / a check weighman [1891] / a pipe layer's labourer [1901].

In 1877, he married Jane Hudson [1860-1???] in Wakefield.


Jane was born in Stanley, Wakefield, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1878] who was a colliery labourer [1891]
  2. Amy [b 1880] who was a woollen finisher [1901] & married Kalita Dixon
  3. Mary Ann [b 1881] who was a woollen finisher [1901] & married [Halifax 1903] Joseph Wolfenden
  4. Alice [b 1883] who was a woollen finisher [1901] & married John Hallam
  5. Elizabeth [b 1885] who was a woollen finisher [1901] & married [Halifax 1914] Milford Charnock
  6. Lilly [b 1888] who was a woollen winder [1901] & married (1) Harry Smith & (2) [Halifax Q4/1917] Patrick O'Brien
  7. William Henry
  8. Arthur [b 1895] who was a leather tanner & currier [1911]

The family lived at

  • Upper Altofts, Altofts, Wakefield [1881]
  • 20 Hatfield Row, Outwood, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe, Wakefield [1891]
  • 38 Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 11 South Bank Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 11 Rhodes Terrace, Swan Bank, Halifax [1917]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q4 1902] (aged 49).

Living with the widowed Jane [in 1911] were grandsons Cyril Baker [b 1904] & Harold Baker [b 1907].

Son William Henry and sons-in-law Kalita Dixon & Harry Smith died in World War I

Baker, Christopher Paul
[1955-] Travel writer and photographer. He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School. He is considered one of the world's leading authorities on Cuba

Baker, Clifford Phillip
[1893-1916] Son of Edith & Phillip Baker of Guernsey, Channel Isles.

He married Rhoda May.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with B Battery 51st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th November 1916 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Warlencourt British Cemetery, France [VII L 41]

In [Q1] 1920, Rhoda May married John Hollas in Halifax.

They lived at 7 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green

Baker, Cyril
[19??-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1968-1970]

Baker, Edward Arthur Charles
[18??-19??] BA.

He was educated at Christ's College Cambridge / ordained at Southowram [June 1912] / Curate at Southowram [1912]

Baker, Fred
[1885-1918] Son of William Baker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a baker's assistant [1901] / a baker [1911].

He married Rosaline Ada Stone.


In 1911, Rosaline was working as a shop assistant, and living with the Baker family at the baker's shop at 27 Boothtown Road
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He died 15th May 1918.

He was buried at the St. Souplet British Cemetery, France [III BB 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baker, Frederick James
[1868-19??] Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He was a missionary [1911].

In 1899, he married Elizabeth Streatfield [1870-19??] in Kent.

Children:

  1. child
  2. Frances Elizabeth [b 1904]
  3. Harold William [b 1907]

The family lived at 21a King Cross Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them in 1911 were Arthur Comfort and his 2 sons

Baker, George
[1834-1907] He lived at

He died at Hebble House [8th December 1907].

He was buried at Scholemoor

Baker, Humphrey John
[1868-1956] He was a plate layer [1908].

In 1895, he married Eliza Bailey in Halifax.

Children:

  1. twins Laura [b 1908]
  2. Alfred [b 1908]

    The family lived at 155 St Giles Road, Lightcliffe [1908]

    Baker, John
    [1874-1917] Born in Rotherham.

    He worked with his mother in the Market Hall, Halifax.

    He was a reservist and was called-up [August 1914].

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers.

    He served in Egypt.

    He was wounded in the Dardanelles.

    He died 23rd April 1917 (aged 43).

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [4A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His sister lived at 10 Chapel Place, Pellon

    Baker, Lawrence
    [1904-1943] He lived at 8 Grove Croft, Ovenden.

    During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 125 Battery 48 Lt. A. A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He was injured by a lorry in North Africa.

    He died in hospital [8th June 1943] (aged 39).

    He was buried at the Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya [8 D 2].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Baker, Mr
    [1???-18??] Minister at Millwood Particular Baptist Church, Stansfield [1842]

    Baker, Dr Reginald Tustin
    [18??-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1929-1937].

    He left to become organist at Sheffield Cathedral

    Baker, Rev Richard Rundle
    [1870-19??] Born in North Petherwin, Devon.

    He was at Blackburn [1901] before becoming Minister at Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden [1908]

    In 1896, he married Jessie Menhinick from Bodmin, in Bodmin.

    Children:

    1. Jessie Emmeline [b 1900]

    The family lived at Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1911]

    Baker, Richard Thomas
    [1895-1918] Son of Emily & Alfred Baker of 12 Osbourne Terrace, Luddendenfoot.

    Born in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

    He died 13th May 1918 (aged 23).

    He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [P XI I 8B].

    He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

    Baker, Robert
    [1???-18??] He attended Heath Grammar School [1810s].

    He became Rector of Hargrave

    Baker, S.
    [18??-19??] He had a confectioners shop at 83 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1916]

    Baker, W.
    [18??-19??] Butcher at 2 Bridge End, Brighouse [1901].

    Baker, William
    [18??-1???] In 1845, he married Naomi Wadsworth [1825-1???] from Rastrick, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Henry [b 1847] who married Ann [b 1846] from Royston
    2. Ann [b 1850]
    3. William
    4. Amelia [b 1857]
    5. James [b 1863]

    The family lived at

    • Wadsworths Yard, Dean Clough, Halifax [1861]
    • Wilson Street, Halifax [1871]

    William was dead by 1861. Naomi was a worsted reeler [1861] and a cotton sorter [1871]

    Baker, William
    [1853-1935] Son of William Baker.

    Born in Hull.

    He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1881] / an insurance agent [1891] / a baker and confectioner [1901, 1911].

    He established William Baker & Son at Bankfield Bakery, Halifax.

    In 1874, he married Mary Jane Skirrow [1853-1912] in Halifax.


    Mary Jane came from Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Amelia A [b 1875]
    2. Joe W [b 1877]
    3. Sam [b 1879]
    4. Arthur Edward [b 1881] who was a baker's assistant [1901]
    5. Mary Emma [b 1884]
    6. Fred
    7. Ethel [b 1888]
    8. Harry [b 1890]

    The family lived at

    • 20 Wood Square, Northowram [1881]
    • 5 Iona Street, Northowram [1891]
    • 27 Boothtown Road, Northowram [1901, 1911]

    In 1891, his father-in-law, Joseph Skirrow [b 1801] a retired clogger, was living with the family

    Baker's: William Baker & Son
    Bakery established by William Baker. Proprietors of Bankfield Bakery, Halifax [1905]

    Baker, William Henry
    [1889-1917] Son of Arthur Baker.

    He lived at 11 Rhodes Terrace, Trooper Lane, Halifax.

    He was a regular soldier with 9 years' service. He was in Meerut, India [1911].

    During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield, and served as a Corporal with 64 Battery 5th Brigade Royal Field Artillery / Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was killed in action [11th October 1917] (aged 28).

    He was buried at the Minty Farm Cemetery, Belgium [I E 20]

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brothers-in-law Kalita Dixon & Harry Smith also died in the War

    Bakewell, Rev Percy
    [1837-1868] BA.

    Born in Hampstead, London [21st January 1837].

    He trained at Manchester New College and served at Warwick [1861-1862] before becoming Minister at Northgate End Chapel [1865-1868].

    In 1867, he married Sophia Stansfeld in Halifax.


    Sophia was the daughter of Judge James Stansfeld
     

    They lived at Hampden Place, Halifax

    He resigned in 1868.

    He died at Church Stretton, Shropshire. [17th June 1868] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,500.

    Letters of Administration were granted to his widow Sophia of St Helier, Jersey.

    In 1872, Sophia married (2) Alfred Moffatt [1837-1899] (malster)  in Aberystwyth.

    Sophia died in Blackpool [3rd May 1891].

    Probate records show that she left effects valued at £331 11/-.

    Administration was granted to Herbert Oates (traveller), Arthur Moffatt (coachman), and Tom Moffat (chemist) 

    Balaam, Arthur
    [1891-1968] Son of Harry Balaam.

    Born in Sowerby Bridge [1st June 1891].

    He was an apprentice printing machine fitter [1911].

    In [Q2] 1915, he married Gladys Sykes [1892-1982] in Halifax.


    Gladys [born 6th October 1892] was a picture house cleaner [1939]
     

    Children:

    1. Vera [1919-1971] who was a cotton beamer [1939]
    2. Harry [1933-2006]

    The family lived at

    • 17 Calder Avenue [1917]
    • 4 Maple Street, Halifax [1939]

    During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915] served as a Private with the Yorkshire Regiment, then with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

    The Halifax Courier [Saturday 29th September 1917] reported


    A Pye Nest Soldier Pte Arthur Balaam M.G.C. has been wounded and is now in the 1st Western Hospital, Fazackerley, Liverpool
     

    He was wounded, and drafted back to France [April 1918].

    The Halifax Courier [Saturday 15th June 1918] reported


    Pte ARTHUR BALAAM of 17 Calder Avenue Pye Nest is a prisoner of war in Germany and unwounded
     

    He was discharged [22nd April 1919].

    He survived the War, but is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.


    An Arthur Balaam is remembered on the Arras Memorial as a Private with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment; on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the Hertfordshire Regiment; and on the Tyne Cot Memorial as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
     

    He died in Halifax [1968]

    Balaam, Harry
    [1860-1911] Born in Honington, Suffolk.

    He was a commercial traveller.

    On 15th August 1887, he married Frances Annie Lambert [1860-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Frances Annie was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Arthur

    The family lived at 27 Hill Crest, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

    Balaam, William
    [18??-18??] Of Halifax,

    He was a cab driver [1855].

    He married Elizabeth.

    Children:

    1. Emma who was baptised [10th April 1855] at St James's Church, Halifax

    Baldam, James
    [1869-1929] Son of John Baldam.

    Born in Langfield.

    In 1881, he & his parents are recorded as James B. Lord, John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord.

    He was a reacher-in in cotton mill [1881] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1897-1915].

    In [Q4] 1893, he married Clara Barker [1872-1947] in Todmorden.

    Children:

    1. Tom [1894-1938]
    2. Hannah [1898-1920]

    He retired to Blackpool

    Baldam, John
    [1840-1905] Son of Thomas Baldam.

    Born in Toad Carr, Todmorden.

    He was a clogger [1871] / landlord of the Wellington, Todmorden [1875-1892]

    On 27th July 1861, he married Betty Hartley [1839-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse [1881]
    2. Mary Jane [1865-19??] who was a dress maker [1881] and married Alfred Dawson
    3. Tom [1867-1887] who was a warehouse boy
    4. James
    5. Edward [1872-1901]
    6. Fanny [1876-1877]

    In 1881, John & Betty are recorded as John Bald(h)am Lord and Betty B. Lord, and the also the children.

    In 1892, John retired to Blackpool.

    He died in Blackpool [5th February 1905].

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,381 3/7d.

    Probate was granted to his children James; Hannah [1862-1939] who was a waitress in a beerhouse [1881]; Mary Jane Dawson.

    All the family – apart from Mary Jane – were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

    Baldam, Thomas
    [1818-1875] Born in Lincolnshire.

    He was landlord of the Wellington Inn, Todmorden [1870-1875].

    On 24th April 1840, he married Betty Lord [1819-1891] at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall.

    Children:

    1. John

    Thomas died 12th February 1875.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

    His will was proved by his widow Betty & son John.

    Thomas & Betty were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Thomas [13th February 1875]; Betty [29th August 1891]

    Baldrey, Robert Glenton
    [1790-1848] Woolstapler in Halifax. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845].

    He never married.

    He lived at The Square, Halifax [1841].

    He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

    Baldwin...
    The entries for people with the surname Baldwin are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Baldwin & Brooke
    Manufacturers of mathematical and optical equipment at Holly Bank, Clifton [1920].

    Partners included Albert Baldwin and Thomas Brooke

    Baldwin & Parker
    Solicitors of Halifax with partners John Baldwin and Robert Parker

    Baldwin & Stanton
    Engineers at Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge. Partners included 3 Baldwin brothers and Mr Stanton. They were contracted to install equipment for Tilghman Wheelabrator Limited

    Baldwin & Walker Limited
    Makers of Ladyship knitting wools at their Ladyship Mills and West Croft Mills, King Cross, Halifax [1836-1974].

    Partners included Henry Baldwin and Henry Walker.

    In 1851, they employed 320 hands.

    See Baldwin & Walker Limited Roll of Honour and Buck & Kershaw

    Baldwin, Armitage & Company
    Silk spinners established in 1882 by John Baldwin and J. W. Armitage at Ganny Mills, Brighouse.

    In 1892, the partnership was dissolved and Armitage established J. W. Armitage & Sons

    Baldwin's: J. & J. Baldwin & Partners Limited
    Worsted and woollen-spinning company founded by James Baldwin and John Baldwin in Malt Shovel Yard, Northgate, Halifax in 1785.

    In 1811 and 1816, they are listed as stocking worsted and woollen yarn manufacturers at Northgate, Halifax. In 1816, they were still at Northgate.

    By 1822, they had a mill at Bailey Hall which they sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847. In 1830, they were at 2 South Parade, Halifax.

    They continued production at their mills at Clark Bridge.

    On 27th December 1908, the mills were badly damaged when a goods train was derailed at Clarke Bridge.

    In 1915, the company bought back the Bailey Hall mill which they had sold to the Halifax Flour Society in 1847.

    After World War I, the company amalgamated with John Paton Son & Company to become Paton & Baldwin Limited.

    See Bee Hive Wools, Foster & Clay, Charles Haigh, William Teal and Woolcraft

    Baldwin's: J. Baldwin & Sons Limited
    Silk spinners at Ganny Mill, Brighouse [1922]

    Balerna, Luigi
    [1800-1864] Or Lewis.

    Born in Switzerland.

    He became a jeweller, watch and clockmaker at 8 Northgate, Halifax [1837].

    On 13th/14th July 1850, over 100 gold and silver watches, 400 rings, 5 pairs of gold spectacles and other property with a total value of £1000, was stolen from his shop in Northgate. In November 1850, Mr Sirrell of Barbican was charged with receiving stolen goods which included Mr Balerna's property. In December 1850, Martin McGuire and Amelia Wade were charged with burglary.

    He married Maria [1813-1???] from Switzerland.

    Children:

    1. Roas [died 24th May 1835]

    They lived at

    • Northgate, Halifax [1841]
    • 44 Northgate, Halifax [1851]

    In 1851, they had visitors staying with them: a cousin Beno Bernasconi [1830-1???] from Switzerland, who was a jeweller, and Joseph Peni [1808-1???] from Italy, who was carver and gilder.

    Luigi died in Como, Italy

    Balkram Edge
    Area which seems to include Wainstalls, Ovenden and Mixenden

    Balkram Edge Farm, Mount Tabor
    Moor End Road. Early 17th century farm.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Lower Balkram Edge Farm, Wainstalls

    Ball, Alfred
    [19??-19??] He served in World War II.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

    Ball, Rev Edgar
    [1867-1945] Born in Hereford.

    Primitive Methodist Minister. He preached his first sermon at Gibbet Road Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax [1884]

    Ball, Edward
    [1???-1???] He was a farmer of 450 acres employing 12 men and 7 boys [1861] / MP for Burwell, Cambridgeshire [1861]

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Salisbury

    Ball, Rev Enoch
    [1838-1909] Born in Shropshire.

    Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1882]

    Ball, Eric Walter John
    [1903-1989] From a Salvation Army background he was an organist / pianist.

    In 1944, he replaced William Halliwell as conductor of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band. He was there until 1957

    Ball flash, Brighouse
    Area of Bradford Road – between King Street and Bethel Street – which appears on a 19th century map.

    There are 2 explanations for the name:

    • A thunderbolt was reported here
    • In June 1855, William Drake fired a gun up the chimney of his premises here – in order to clear the soot – and set fire to his shop and the neighbouring Bottomley's joiner's shop

    See Flash, Greenwood & Bottomley and The Gill family of Brighouse

    Ball, Frederick Eustace
    [1869-1???] Son of Salisbury Ball.

    Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

    He moved to Sowerby Bridge with his 2 brothers.

    He was a drysalter's foreman [1891].

    In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers: Percy Fielding and James Edward

    Ball Green, Sowerby
    Well Head Lane. House built by the Wilde family around 1634. It was rebuilt in the 19th century.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    The gateway dated 1634 is listed.

    This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

    Ball, James Edward
    [1865-1936] Son of Salisbury Ball.

    Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

    He moved to Sowerby Bridge. His brothers followed him.

    In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers: Percy Fielding and Fredrick Eustace.

    He was a drysalter's clerk [1891] and a librarian [1901]

    In 1905, he was put in charge of the new Sowerby Bridge Library. He held the post until he retired in 1930.

    In 1898, he married Ann [1865-19??].

    Children:

    1. Edward [b 1900]
    2. Doris [b 1902]
    3. child

    The family lived at Sowerby Bridge

    Ball, James Henry
    [1881-1916] Son of Arthur Balls.

    Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    He was a fettler [1911] / a member of the Loyal Youth of Glory Lodge.

    In [Q1] 1913, he married Mary Jane [1873-1923] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary Jane, of 18 Hanover Street, was the daughter of Joseph Liddle, iron fitter, and widow of Mr Briggs
     

    Children:

    1. Nellie [b 1913]

    The family lived at 18 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge.

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

    He died in a military hospital [24th May 1916] (aged 35).

    He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [C C 163] with partial military honours in a service conducted by Rev Canon Charles Llewelyn Ivens

    Ball, Joseph
    [1921-1945] Son of Margaret & Robert Ball.

    He was educated at St Marie's Catholic School / employed by T. Jones of Hall Street, Halifax.

    During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He was killed in a road accident in Italy [24th October 1945] (aged 24).

    He was buried at the Bari War Cemetery, Italy [X F 28].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Ball, Percy Fielding
    [1864-1930] Son of Salisbury Ball.

    Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

    He moved to Sowerby Bridge with his 2 brothers: James Edward and Fredrick Eustace.

    He was a commercial clerk [1881] / a drysalter at Sowerby Bridge [1881] / a dry salter & chemical manager [1891] / a drysalter & insurance broker [1901] / an insurance broker [1911] / an insurance broker at Somerset House, Halifax [1913].

    In 1900, he was discharged from bankruptcy. The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle of 29th June 1900 reported

    ... at the time that his business was paying, a Manchester business was brought to the attention of Mr Ball. He got an accountant to investigate the books which showed a clear profit of £200 a year. He purchased the business for £400, upon the understanding that the seller should introduce him to the customers. Unfortunately, the day after the purchase, the seller went home ill and never returned to business. One of the principal clerks also died. The applicant was called, and, with the granting of his discharge consented to judgement being entered against him for £100

    In 1892, he married Ada Morley [1864-19??] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Margherita Winifred [b 1894]

    He was a boarder with drysalter John Dearnley Wilson [1881].

    In 1891, he was living at Mearclough House, Fall Lane, Norland, with his brothers James Edward and Fredrick Eustace.

    The family lived at

    • Mearclough House [1891]
    • 3 Green Bank, Halifax [1901]
    • 1 Blackwell, Halifax [1911]

    He died in Halifax [2nd September 1930] (aged 65).

    He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 403]

    See Fielding, Ball & Company

    Ball, R.
    [1???-19??] Deacon of Southowram [1936]

    Ball, Salisbury
    [1836-1???] Son of Edward Ball.

    Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

    A wealthy farmer, miller and coprolite digger in Burwell.

    He was a farmer of 365 acres employing 11 men, 10 boys & 3 women [1871] / a coprolite digger employing 36 men & 10 boys [1871] / a miller employing 2 men & 1 boy [1871]

    In 1862, he married Emily, daughter of James Fielding, at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Percy Fielding
    2. James Edward
    3. Julia Ann [b 1867]
    4. Fredrick Eustace
    5. Florence Fielding [b 1871]

    The coprolite mining boom, which lasted only about 40 years, was in decline and the sons moved to find work in Yorkshire

    Ball, William
    [1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Fixby [1835]

    Ball, Rev William Spencer
    [1816-1861] He trained at Cotton End and served at Cadnam and Havant before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [1853].

    In 1857, he moved to Newton-le-Willows, where he died

    Ballantyne, Philip Hugh
    [1891-1918] Son of Mary Annie & James Ballantyne.

    He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

    During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

    He died 28th October 1918 (aged 27).

    He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [10], on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

    Balloon ascents

    Balls, Arthur.
    [1854-1901] Son of James Balls, labourer.

    Born in Honnington, Ipswich, Suffolk.

    He was a driver of Halifax [1880] / a waggoner [1881] / a teamster [1891] / a teamster (corn mill) [1901].

    He married (1) Unknown.

    In 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Street [1857-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


    Elizabeth, of Halifax, was born in Derby, the daughter of Henry Street, miner
     

    Children:

    1. James Henry
    2. Annie [b 1888] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a sample knitter [1911]
    3. Arthur [1889-1899]
    4. Fred [1891-1892]
    5. Elsie [b 1893] who was a reeler cop [1911]
    6. George [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]

    The family lived at

    • Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
    • 11 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]
    • 61 John Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

    Arthur died [Q2] 1901 (aged 46)  Some time between 1901 and 1911, the family changed their surname from Balls to Ball

    Balls, Henry
    [1847-1919] He was a warehouseman [1910].

    He married Elizabeth Ann Hall [1848-1919].

    Children:

    1. Annie Elizabeth [1884-1950] who married George Freeman

    Balm & Walton
    Worsted spinners at Hoyle Bottom Mill, Warley [1845]

    Balm Brothers
    Worsted spinners at Hay's Mill, Mixenden [1881]

    Balm, Jonas Priestley
    [1836-1904] Son of Samuel Balm.

    Born [3rd December 1836] and baptised [11th February 1837] at Ovenden.

    In September 1869, he and Robert Newton of Providence Mill, near Keighley, filed a patent for

    improvements in worsted spinning frames

    He was a worsted spinner employing 80 males & 84 females [1871] / a wool agent [1881] / a manager worsted spinning [1891] / a spinner at Denholme and Halifax.

    In 1861, he married Mary Hitchen [1834-1877] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Sam [b 1863] who was a life assurance agent [1901]
    2. Hannah [b 1864]
    3. George [b 1865] who was a manager in an oil cloth manufactory [1891]
    4. Priestley [b 1867]
    5. Florence [b 1868]
    6. Horace [1869] who died aged 10 weeks
    7. Mary Louisa [1870] who died aged 12 weeks
    8. Wallace [b 1872] who was a clerk in a worsted manufactory [1891]

    The family lived at

    • Perseverance Mill, Thornton, Bradford [1871]
    • Side Brow, New Road, Haworth, Keighley [1881]
    • Foreside Villa, Denholme [1877]
    • 8 Westfield Place, Halifax [1891]
    • 14 Paley Road, Bradford [1901]
    • (Jonas was with son Sam & family) 14 Paley Road, Bradford [1901]

    Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

    Balm, Samuel
    [17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

    Balm, Samuel
    [1812-1???] Born in Ovenden.

    He was a worsted spinner [1841, 1851] / a worsted spinner employing 150 hands [1861].

    He married Hannah Priestley [1812-1859].

    Children:

    1. Zillah [b 1833]
    2. David [b 1835]
    3. Jonas Priestley
    4. Samuel [1845-1869]

    The family lived at

    • Hay's Lane, Ovenden [1841]
    • Low Clough, Thornton, Bradford [1851]
    • Foreside Bottom, Thornton, Bradford [1861]

    Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

    Balme & Pritchard Limited
    Dyers and stuff finishers at Atlas Dye Works, Halifax, and West Croft Works, Halifax.

    Established by James Balme and John Pritchard in 1854.

    Subsequent partners included John William Balme [1881] and Sam Balme [1905].

    Recorded in 1874, 1880 and 1912-1982.

    They employed 42 men and 12 boys & girls [1881]

    On 9th October 1879, John Pritchard and 5 workers were killed in an explosion at their West Croft Works.

    See Thomas Sirett

    Balme Brothers & Earnshaw
    Engineers' tool makers and card setting machine makers at Stead Street Iron Works, Halifax [1866] and at Boothtown [1874].

    See Mr Balme

    Balme, George Leake
    [1831-1???] Of Halifax.

    He was a carpet packer [1871] / a carpet packer (manuf) [1881]

    He married Mary [1834-1???].

    Children:

    1. Thomas Henry [b 1855]
    2. Selena [b 1858]
    3. Sarah [b 1861]
    4. Riley
    5. Herbert [b 1866]
    6. Arthur [b 1869]
    7. Fred [b 1871]

    The family lived at

    • Back of Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]
    • 16 Clement Street, Halifax [1881]

    Balme, H.
    [18??-19??] Recorded in 1922, when he was a hosier at Prospect Street, Halifax

    Balme, Harry
    [1889-1916] Son of James William Balme.

    He was a dyer's labourer [1911] / a cloth finisher of Boothtown, Halifax [1914] / employed at West End Dye Works, Halifax.

    In 1914, he married Ida Hinchliffe [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Ida, of 22 Lake View, Woodside, Halifax, was the daughter of Arthur Hinchliffe, card cloth maker
     

    He served with the Territorials.

    During World War I, he joined [20th November 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was reported missing [20th July 1916].

    He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [21], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Balme, Herbert
    [18??-19??] Partner in Hanson & Balme They are recorded at New Bank, Halifax

    Balme, James
    [1810-1857] Born in Southowram.

    He was a cloth dresser [1841] / a finisher of fancy goods [1851].

    He and John Pritchard established Balme & Pritchard [1854]

    He married Sarah [1809-1880].

    Children:

    1. John William
    2. Elizabeth [b 1839] who married John David Littlefield
    3. Mary Ann [1841-1906]
    4. Sam
    5. Frances [b 1849]

    The family lived at

    • King Cross, Skircoat, Halifax [1841]
    • 24 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]

    James died 24th March 1857 (aged 47).

    Sarah died 9th March 1880 (aged 71).

    Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2143]

    Balme, James William
    [1862-1???] Son of James Balme, labourer.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a tin plate worker of Nelson Street, Halifax [1885] / a general labourer [1891] / a moulder labourer [1901] / a baker [1911].

    In 1885, he married Mary Brown [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary, of Booth Town, Northowram, was born in Luddendenfoot, the daughter of Robert Brown, cotton spinner
     

    Children:

    1. Edgar [b 1887] who was a warehouse boy [1901]
    2. Harry
    3. Walter [1891] who died in infancy
    4. Evelyn [b 1896] who was a doffer silk [1911]
    5. Norman [b 1899] who was a setter worsted [1911]

    The family lived at

    • 62 Stott's Place, Southowram [1891]
    • 146 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
    • 119 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them in 1901 were 3 boarders.

    Living with them in 1911 were 2 boarders

    Balme, John William
    [1836-1909] Son of James Balme.

    Born in Southowram.

    He was a finisher of fancy goods [1851] / a stuff finisher [1861] / a master stuff finisher & partner in Balme & Pritchard Limited [1871] / a master finisher of fancy stuff goods employing 42 men, 12 boys & 2 girls [1881] / a stuff goods finisher [1901].

    On 25th October 1859, he married Mary Ann Horner at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary Ann was born in Halifax, daughter of James Horner
     

    The family lived at

    • 15 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1861]
    • Bedford Street, Halifax [1871]
    • 61 Lister Lane, Halifax [1881]
    • 37 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 37 Hyde Park Road, Halifax [1909]

    Living with them [in 1881] was niece Mary Littlefield.

    Living with them in 1901 was John William's widowed sister Elizabeth Littlefield.

    John William died at Crystal Road, Blackpool [9th February 1909].

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,955 10/3d.

    Probate was granted to Sam Balme (dyer), nephew Arthur Littlefield (cashier), James Horton (ironmonger), and William Dyson (manufacturer).

    Beneficiaries of his will were Sam Balme (dyer), Arthur Littlefield (cashier), James Horton (ironmonger)  and William Dyson (manufacturer) 

    Mary Ann died 6th January 1895.

    The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley: Mary Ann [12th January 1895]; John William [February 1909]`. Their grave is next to that of brother-in-law Rev Charles Halmshaw

    Balme, Joseph
    [1786-1861] Of Halifax.

    He married Mary [1786-1866].

    Children:

    1. William [1812-1859]
    2. Joseph [1821-1858]

    Joseph died 15th July 1861 (aged 75).

    Mary died 7th November 1866 (aged 80).

    The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2144]

    Balme, Joseph Sutcliffe
    [1850-1935] Son of William Butterworth, hawker.


    Joseph changed the spelling of the surname from Balm [1891] to Balme [1901]
     

    Born in Illingworth.

    He was a hawker of Illingworth [1873] / a fish monger [1881] / a fest [?] dealer [1891] / a greengrocery salesman [1901] / a green grocer [1911].

    On 17th November 1873, he married Annie (Nancy) Oxley Drabes [1850-1928] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


    Annie Oxley was born in Pontefract, the daughter of Oxley Drabes, farmer.

    She was a servant in Ovenden [1873]

     

    Children:

    1. Ellen Selena [b 1875] who was a weaver [1891]
    2. George Drabbs (Drabes?) [b 1878] who was a mill hand [1891], a labourer boiler shop [1901], an iron fitter [1911]
    3. Elsie May [b 1881] who was a mill hand [1891], a worsted beam warper [1901]
    4. Joseph Sutcliffe

    The family lived at

    • Sunderland Street, Tickhill, Doncaster [1881]
    • 19 Ovenden Road Terrace, Ovenden, Halifax [1891]
    • 17 Back Raglan Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 39 Ploughcroft Lane, Boothtown [1911]
    • 40 Douglas Street, Crown Road, Boothtown [1917]

    Balme, Joseph Sutcliffe
    [1882-1917] Son of Joseph Sutcliffe Balme.

    Born in Halifax [30th November 1882].

    He was a member of Illingworth Church & Sunday School / a member of Boothtown Conservative Club / a slubbing reeler [1901] / a corporation tram conductor [1911].

    During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was killed by a shell at Bullecourt [20th May 1917] (aged 33).

    He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [VI C 8].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Copley Roll of Honour, and on the Memorial at Boothtown Conservative Club

    Balme, Mr
    [1???-18??] He was in partnership with Cornelius Redman, Reuben Calvert and Mr Parker in Stead Street, Halifax.

    He was (possibly) a partner in Balme Brothers & Earnshaw

    Balme, Riley
    [1864-19??] Son of George Leake Balme.

    He was a cotton spinner [1881] / a French polisher & undertaker (employer) [1901] / a partner in Priestley & Balme / a French polisher (furniture industry) (employer) (partner with upholsterer) [1911].

    In 1885, he married Annie Crabtree [1864-19??] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Ethel [b 1887]
    2. Clement [b 1890]
    3. Lillian [b 1892]
    4. Hilda [b 1900]
    5. Clifford [b 1903]

    The family lived at

    • 12 Peel Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
    • 19 Peel Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1905, 1911]

    Balme, Sam
    [1846-1924] Son of James Balme.

    He was a domestic pattern designer [1861] / a damask designer [1871] / a stuff finisher [1881] / a dress stuff finisher manager [1891] / a stuff finishers' manager [1901] / a partner in Balme & Pritchard Limited [1905] / a dyer & finisher (employer) [1911].

    In [Q1] 1870, he married Olivia Greenwood [1845-1927] in Bradford.

    Children:

    1. Lois [b 1871] who married [1896] Mr Shepherd
    2. Sarah [b 1873]
    3. James [b 1875]
    4. John William [b 1877]
    5. twins Bradley [1879-1880] who died aged 5 months
    6. Florence [1879-1880] who died aged 5 months
    7. Mabel [b 1883] who married [1910] Mr Townend
    8. Sam [b 1888]

    In 1871, Sam, Olivia and daughter Lois were staying with James Greenwood, Olivia's father, at Otley Road, Bradford.

    The family lived at

    • 7 Clarence St, Halifax [1881]
    • 21 Hampden Place, Halifax [1891]
    • 49 Hope Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 62 West Hill, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]
    • Rydal Road, Heysham, Lancashire [1911]

    Twins Bradley & Florence who both died aged 5 months, were buried with their Balme grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2143].

    Sam died in Lancaster [Q4 1924] (aged 78).

    Olivia died in Lancaster [Q1 1927] (aged 82).

    Balme, Squire
    [17??-1862] He was one of the Trustees appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1852].

    He died 1st September 1862

    Balme, Tom
    [1819-18??] Born in Halifax.

    He was a tobacco pipe manufacturer [1851].

    He married Isabella [1821-18??].


    Isabella was born in Halifax.

    She was a milliner & dress make [1851]

     

    They lived at 18 Winding Road, Halifax

    Balmford's: Joseph Balmford & Sons
    Joiners, cabinet makers, painters and paperhangers at West Vale and Quarmby Cliff, Lindley. Partners included Joseph Balmford, George H. Balmford, and Ratcliffe Balmford.

    The partnership was dissolved in July 1873 when Joseph Balmford retired.

    In May 1876, R. Balmford, joiner and cabinet maker at West Vale, went into voluntary liquidation

    Balmforth...
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    Balmforth's
    Boot and shoe retailer. They were at 51 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1944]

    Balmforth's West End Café, Brighouse

    Recorded in 1901, when it was at 33 Briggate, Brighouse

    Balmoral House, Hebden Bridge
    Dated 1879

    Balmoral Place, Halifax

    Baltimore
    Area of Todmorden

    Baltimore Bridge, Todmorden
    Stackhills Road. Bridge #29 over the Rochdale Canal

    Bamber, Rev John
    [18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [26th April 1855-1878]. He was instrumental in constructing the new Church of 1860

    Bamford, Rev C.
    [18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1877]

    Bamford, Rev Charles
    [17??-1801] Of Bacup. First minister of the Haley Hill Particular Baptists [1755-1760].

    In 1760, he left and moved to Accrington and subsequently to other places in Lancashire

    Bamford, George Walter
    [1870-1938] Son of William Bolton Bamford.

    Born at Hollins, Heptonstall [21st February 1870].

    He was a fustian dyer [1911].

    On 3rd April 1893, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1868-1939] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Elizabeth was born at Bottom of Slack, Heptonstall [9th May 1868].

    She was a fustian finisher [1911]

     

    Children:

    1. William Bolton
    2. John Halstead
    3. Wilfred [1897-1898]
    4. Florence Annie [1899-1904]
    5. Doris Sophia [1900-1984]
    6. Fred [1901-1904]
    7. Samuel [1905-1966]
    8. Mary Emily [b 1909]

    The family lived at 11 Broughton Street, Hebden Bridge [1911].

    Children Florence Annie & Fred died of whooping cough within a month of each other.

    George Walter died at 24 Pall Mall, Mytholmroyd [7th June 1938].

    Elizabeth died at 40 Nest Lane, Mytholmroyd [28th November 1938].

    Members of the family were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

    Bamford, Henry
    [1585-16??] He married Unknown [1575-16??].

    Heywood records


    Henry Bamford of Deaf Mills, Hipperholme aged 94, his wife aged 104, were both carding out of doors June 24th 1679
     

    Bamford, John
    [18??-18??] Grocer at Stainland.

    In July 1860, he was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in August

    Bamford, John Halstead
    [1894-1967] MM.

    Son of George Walter Bamford.

    Born at 8 Calderside, Charlestown [December 1894].

    He was a mule spinner (cotton) [1911].

    During World War I, he attested at Dobroyd, Todmorden, and served with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

    In 1916, he transferred to the 18th Battalion Tank Corps.

    He became a Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Military Medal

    He died at 34 Square Road, Walsden [17th May 1967].

    He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [23rd May 1967]

    Bamford, Thomas
    [1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1753]

    Bamford, William Bolton
    [1831-1900]

    He married Sophia Halstead [1833-1899].

    Children:

    1. George Walter

    Sophia died 2nd April 1899.

    William died 15th November 1900.

    The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

    Bamford, William Bolton
    [1892-1916] Or Willie.

    Son of George Walter Bamford.

    Born in Buttress Brink, Hebden Bridge [August 1893].

    He was a member of Hebden Bridge Parish Church & School / a cutter out (fustian clothing) [1911] / a moulder employed at J. Pickles & Son at Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd.

    During World War I, he enlisted in Rochdale, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion London Regiment.

    He was killed in action [7th October 1916] (aged 24).

    He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

    Bamforth, James
    [1867-1???]

    Born in Greetland.

    He was a cotton warper [1891] [1901] / a cotton yarn warper [1911].

    In 1888, he married Elizabeth Jackson [1868-1???] in Halifax.


    Elizabeth was born in Stainland
     

    Children:

    1. Ivy [b 1889]
    2. Amy [b 1892] who was a wool cloth weaver [1911]
    3. Norman [b 1894] who was a wholesale chemist's apprentice [1911]
    4. Milton
    5. Harry [b 1900]
    6. Nellie [b 1902]
    7. Ernest [b 1904]

    The family lived at

    • Beestonley Lane, Stainland [1891]
    • Beestonley, Stainland [1901, 1911]

    Bamforth, Joseph William
    [1883-1916] Born in Thorpe Hesley, near Rotherham.

    He was a policeman [joined 1907], and served in Morley, Leeds [1911]. During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

    He died 16th September 1916.

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Bamforth, Milton
    [1897-19??] MM.

    Son of James Bamforth.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a player with Stainland AFC / a member of Stainland Mechanics' Institute / a ring frame minder (cotton spinning) [1911] / a cotton warper at J. & S. Taylor Limited, Bowers Mills, Barkisland / a beamer of Stainland [1919].

    In [Q3] 1919, he married Lily Wheelwright [1898-19??] at St Andrew's Church, Stainland.


    Lily was the daughter of William Wheelwright, farmer
     

    During World War I, he enlisted [1st November 1915], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]

    He survived the War.

    Bampton, Rev T. A.
    [18??-19??] He was at Overseal before becoming Minister of Pellon Lane Baptist Church [March 1912]

    Banaster, Roger
    [13??-14??] He was Lord of the Manor of Clifton.

    He married Isabel.

    Children:

    1. Thurstan

    Banaster, Thurstan
    [13??-1469] Son of Roger Banaster.

    Lord of the Manor of Clifton [1469]

    Banbury, Nathaniel
    [1815-1874] Born in Coventry, Warwickshire.

    He was a factory operative [1871] / a silk weaver.

    He married Eliza [1818-1???].

    Children:

    1. Charles [b 1845] who was a factory operative [1871]
    2. William [b 1850] who was a factory operative [1871]
    3. Eliza [b 1848] who married Charles Manger

    The family lived at 12 Haigh Street, Halifax [1871].

    Living with them [in 1871] were son Charles, his wife Eliza [b 1846] (a factory operative), & their daughter Eliza [b 1871], daughter Eliza, her husband Charles, and their children.

    Nathaniel died in Halifax [Q3 1874] (aged 60) 

    Bancroft...
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    Bancroft family
    There have been many people with the surname Bancroft living in the Halifax district – many of these were directly related to each other

    Bancroft & Company, Todmorden
    Recorded in 1891, when they were at Millsteads Mill, Castle Street.

    During a weavers' strike in 1890-1891, William Calvert and Crabtree Marshall were amongst those charged with intimidation of non-union workers. The strike, which was over pay, lasted 24/25 weeks and was concluded in April 1891

    Bancroft & Fawthrop
    Brush manufacturers established by Frederick Bancroft in 1868.

    He later took Frederick Fawthrop into partnership.

    They were at Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1866], Ann Street, Halifax, Stannary Street, Halifax, and Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street [1880].

    They employed Charles Hanson.

    After Fawthrop's death, his brother William Henry Bancroft joined the business, which then became Bancroft Brothers

    Bancroft Brothers
    Brush manufacturers at Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street.

    Originally Bancroft & Fawthrop. It became Bancroft Brothers after the death of Frederick Fawthrop, when William Henry Bancroft joined his brother Frederick Bancroft. Frederick's son George William Bancroft later joined the business.

    After Frederick Bancroft died, the business went bankrupt [1895-1899]. Family stories blame this on competition from German brush makers

    Bancroft's Confectioners
    Established by James Bancroft.

    Recorded in 1936 at 13 Arcade Royale and 16 Southgate, Halifax, when the proprietor was Miss Hilda Jackson

    Bancroft's: Joseph Bancroft & Sons
    Slaters and plasterers of Halifax [1878-1918]. Established by Joseph Bancroft and his son, Alfred.

    See Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Union Bank, Halifax

    Bancroft's: William Bancroft & Sons of Halifax Limited
    Worsted and bunting manufacturers at Fenton Works, Halifax [1905, 1936]

    Bandmann-Palmer, Mrs Millie
    [18??-1926] Born Millie Palmer.

    She married a German Shakespearean actor, Daniel Edward Bandmann. The couple toured in various theatrical productions. She formed her own company and starred in Hamlet, appearing in the Calderdale district.

    James R. Gregson's interest in drama was sparked by visits to the theatre, and he mentioned being affected by her performance in which she had to sit down for the ghost scene, on account of her being so stout. She was provided with a beer bottle crate on which to sit, and the local brewer who loaned the crate stipulated that his name should be in view throughout the production

    Banerjee, J. N.
    [18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

    Banham, Henry W.
    [1848-1888] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

    He was a brush maker (pan hand) [1881].

    He married Annie, widow of John Burnham.

    Children:

    1. Frederick W [b 1875] who was a mechanic's apprentice [1891]
    2. Henry [b 1876] who was a case maker's apprentice [1891]
    3. Walter [b 1878] who was a book binder [1891]
    4. Elizabeth [b 1880] who was a mill hand cotton [1891]

    The family lived at

    • 6 Oates Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
    • 21 Lilly Lane, Halifax [1915]

    Living with them [in 1881] were Annie's sons John H and Charles Richard

    Banister, Edward
    [15??-16??] Of Halifax. he married Grace. His will was recorded on 7th February 1648 and Grace was executor.

    After Edward's death, Grace married James Robinson

    Banister, Wallace Arthur
    [1906-1941] Son of Flora May & Arthur Stoner Banister.

    In [Q3] 1935, he married Evelyn Haslam in Coventry.

    They lived in Brighouse.

    During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He died 6th March 1941 (aged 35).

    He was buried at Stoke (St. Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire [D 2 33]

    Bank Bottom Colliery, Halifax
    Off Southowram Bank

    Bank Bottom, Hebden Bridge
    Original name of Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge

    Bank Brewery Company
    Sowerby Bridge brewery with offices in Old Tuel Lane.

    The partnership was dissolved August 1894.

    See Bank Brewery, Sowerby Bridge

    Bank Bridge, Mill Bank

    Bank Chambers, Halifax
    Office accommodation at Waterhouse Street.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Penny Bank Chambers, Halifax

    Bank Cottage, Heptonstall
    Church Lane. Late 18th century house. It has been used as a Chapel of Rest

    Bank Edge, Ovenden
    Area of Ovenden

    Bank End Farm, Salterhebble

    Bank End Farm, Warley
    Peter Lane / Edgeholme Lane. Built in 1850. A stone is inscribed J & AB

    Bank End, Warley
    House. Recorded in 1907

    Bank Field, Halifax

    Bank Hall Farm, Barkisland
    Elland Road.

    A lintel (since replaced) was dated 1612

    Bank Hey Well, Ripponden

    Bank House, Brighouse
    Elegant house which stood in Briggate.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bank House, Elland
    Aka Elland Bank.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bank House, Sowerby Bridge
    Owners and tenants have included

    Bank House, Warley
    Luddenden Dene. Laithe-house built 1650. It is said to be the oldest surviving example of a laithe house.

    The entrance to the barn is inscribed for Gilbert Brockbank.

    Around 1818, it was rebuilt by Timothy Bates

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    See Brigg family of Bank House, Warley

    Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited
    A branch is recorded at Hipperholme [1922], at Briggate, Brighouse [1923], and at the former Crystal Palace, Ripponden [19??].

    See Martins Bank

    Bank Top Cricket Field, Southowram
    Pinnar Lane. The field was opposite the war memorial. This was the home ground for the cricket club at St Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank

    Bank Top Farm, Greetland
    Formerly known as Thick Hollins, Greetland

    Bank Top Farm, Southowram
    An early name for Park Farm, Southowram. This was a part of the Shibden Hall estate.

    In 1736, David Backsendell and John Hargreaves, both of Northowram, contracted to sink a coal pit to the Upper Coal Bed for Rev John Lister.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    Bank Top Farm, Todmorden

    Bank Top, Lee Mount
    Community at the entrance to Ovenden on the road from Halifax

    Bank Top Library, Southowram
    Opened in 19??. This was in a small wooden hut on the main road.

    Closed in 19??

    See Southowram Library

    Bank Top Post Office, Southowram
    A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

    It closed in 2003.

    See Southowram Post Office

    Bank Top, Southowram

    The Banke, Southowram
    An alternative name for Blaithroyd.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bankfield, Brighouse
    Parsonage Lane.

    Owners and tenants have included

    • Albert Firth (plasterer) [1911]

    Bankfield Farm, Southowram
    Marsh Lane, Bank Top.

    The farm (36 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

    Early 19th century house.

    Owners and tenants have included

    The front was rebuilt around 1800.

    Around 1830, the Traveller's Rest Beerhouse was here. The name can still be read in the stonework over the front door.

    A Sunday School was held here before Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School at Bank Top was built in 1861.

    On 28th November 1869, fire destroyed several buildings at the farm.

    The house is said to be haunted and the occupiers have reported unexplained noises.

    See Bankfield Gardens, Southowram

    Bankfield, Halifax
    Haley Hill. House at Akroyd Park built for Edward Akroyd who lived there after his marriage, from 1837 to 1886.

    It was originally much smaller, but Akroyd extended it.

    Following the death of his wife Elizabeth, Edward retired to St Leonard's-on-Sea, and sold much of Bankfield house and grounds to Halifax Corporation.

    In 1888, it became a public park, library and museum.

    See George Swift and Woodlands, Halifax

    Bankfield House, Elland
    Owners and tenants have included

    Bankfield House, Holywell Green
    Shaw Lane / Stainland Road.

    Owners and tenants have included

    A housing estate has been built on the site of the gardens.

    Bankfield Laundry, Halifax
    Boothtown Road. In 1905, the proprietors were Halliday & Company.

    Recorded in 1922, when it was known as The Bankfield Steam Laundry

    Bankfield Library, Halifax
    See George Reginald Carline, Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society, Halifax Teachers War Memorial, Edwin Hardcastle, Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour, Kennedy Collection and William Rothwell Verity

    Bankfield, Luddendenfoot
    Owners and tenants have included

    Bankfield Museum, Halifax
    See George Reginald Carline, Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society, Halifax Teachers War Memorial, Edwin Hardcastle, Middle Dean Street Chapel Roll of Honour, Kennedy Collection and William Rothwell Verity

    Bankfield Social Club, Elland
    Huddersfield Road

    Bankfield Stables, Boothtown
    The stables for Bankfield.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Flying Dutchman Stables, Boothtown

    Bankfoot Hall, Hebden Bridge
    Owners and tenants have included

    Bankfoot, Hebden Bridge
    Area west of Hebden Bridge. The turning-circle is here for traffic going up to Heptonstall

    Bankfoot House, Hebden Bridge
    Stood opposite – and was owned by – Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge.

    Owners and tenants have included

    It is now a veterinary clinic

    Bankhouse
    Part of the area around Salterhebble. The Stainland to Sowerby Bridge Turnpike passed through here

    Bankhouse, Salterhebble
    Aka Bank House, Bank End Farm. This is a timber-framed aisled house built around 1550 for Robert Waterhouse and the Waterhouse family. Cased in stone in the 17th century.

    Owners and tenants have included

    A part was demolished for construction of the nearby railway in 18??

    The white-washed building is conspicuous on the hillside

    This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Sketches of Old Halifax

    Bankhouse Tunnel
    Railway tunnel for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway at Bankhouse, Salterhebble. It opened in 18??. It is 214 yards long.

    It was just east of Copley Railway Station.

    It is also known as Copley Tunnel.

    The decapitated body of a man was found in the tunnel on 10th October 1971

    Bankhouse Wood, Halifax
    Woodland on the west side of Salterhebble Hill.

    See Dud Well, Halifax

    Banks

    Banks, Douglas
    [1924-1944] Son of Maggie & Wilfred Banks, of Cornholme.

    During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 16th/5th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps.

    He died 7th June 1944 (aged 20).

    He was buried at the Rome War Cemetery, Italy [II E 30].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Banks, Edward Pye
    [1852-1918] Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

    He was a Post Office clerk [1881, 1891] / a Post office superintendent [1901] / a pensioned Post Office superintendent [1911].

    In 1880, he married Sarah Martha Blacker [1858-1940] in Ecclesall Bierlow.


    Sarah Martha was born in Manchester
     

    Children:

    1. Arthur E [b 1881]
    2. William P [b 1883] who was a carpet designer [1901]
    3. James W [b 1887] who was a stock & share broker's clerk [1901]
    4. Roland
    5. Harold [b 1893]
    6. Leslie [b 1894] who was a bank clerk [1911]
    7. twins Isabel [b 1898]
    8. Marjorie [1898-1903]

    The brothers – Arthur E, James W, Roland, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I.

    The family lived at

    • 9 The Grove, Normanton, Wakefield [1881]
    • 13 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
    • 2 College Terrace, Halifax [1901]
    • 12 Milton Street, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them [in 1881] were Sarah Martha's family: widowed mother Sarah J Blacker [b 1829], sisters Elizabeth E Blacker [b 1853] (school mistress) & Mary Blacker [b 1855] (school mistress), and niece Zilian M M Blacker [b 1874]

    Banks, Joseph Eric
    [1922-1942] Son of Joseph Eric Banks of Linden Lawn, Linden Road, Halifax, mill manager.

    He was educated at school in Leicestershire, and at Rishworth School.

    During World War II, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with 8 Battery with 13 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He died 23rd March 1942 (aged 20).

    He was buried at Horsforth Cemetery.

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Rishworth School

    Banks, Mrs Mary Ann
    [1857-1???] She was widow [1891]. She ran the Girls' Friendly Lodge in Halifax

    Banks, Mrs
    [1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

    Banks, Reginald Walter
    [19??-1942]

    During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He died 23rd January 1942.

    He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F Nonconformist 408].

    Banks, Robert
    [1823-1910] Born in Huddersfield.

    He was a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen mule spinner [1861] / a woollen spinner [1871] / a woollen operative [1881] / a woollen feeder [1891] / a retired woollen spinner (deaf) [1901].

    In 1850, he married Hannah Akroyd [1822-1904] from Greetland.

    Children:

    1. Julia [b 1854] who married Moses Priestley
    2. Eliza [b 1860]

    In 1851, Robert and Hannah they were living at 93 Lindwell, Elland, with Hannah's widowed father Matthew Ackroyd [b 1788].

    The family lived at

    • Oults Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1861]
    • Scholes Lane, Elland cum Greetland [1871]
    • Holte Lane, Elland with Greetland [1881]
    • Holts Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]
    • Holts Lane, Greetland [1901]

    Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Julia and her husband Moses Priestley and family

    Banks, Roland
    [1891-1916] Son of Edward Pye Banks.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was an apprentice engineer with Campbell's / working in Manchester / a gas and oil engine fitter (engineers), lodging in Eccles, Lancashire [1911] / an engineer with Asquith's in Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted in early 1915 and served as an Engine Room Artificer with the Royal Navy.

    He served on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary which blew up at the Battle of Jutland [31st May-1st June 1916], with the loss of 1,266 of her crew of 1,284.

    He died 31st May 1916 (aged 26).

    He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [15], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

    His brothers – Arthur E, James W, Harold, and Leslie – all served in World War I

    Banks, Samuel
    [1849-1938] Born in Portsmouth, Todmorden. He was a poet, diarist and naturalist. Some of his work was in dialect. He was a friend of John Newton Crowther.

    As a child, he worked in a bobbin mill and studied in his spare time and at night classes at Cornholme British School.

    For 30 years, he wrote a series of nature notes for the Northern Daily Telegraph. He was a founder member of the Calder Valley Poets

    Banks, Thomas
    [18??-19??] He was one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1896-1905] / Chairman of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1911].

    He lived at Rose Cottage, Portsmouth, Todmorden [1898]

    Banksfield Estate, Mytholmroyd
    Housing estate built in the 1940s

    Bankwell
    Area of Cornholme

    Bannester, Henry
    [15??-15??] He married Alice, daughter of Robert Wade.

    Children:

    1. Margaret
    2. Elizabeth
    3. Isabell

    Banning, Albert Henry Walton
    [1899-1918] Son of Rachel & William Mullineaux Banning of 133 Warley Road, Halifax.

    Born in Morecambe.

    During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

    He died in hospital in Boulogne [14th October 1918] (aged 19).

    He was buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [V E 27].

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

    His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918]

    The Bannister family of Hathershelf
    See Hathershelf

    Bannister, Arthur William
    [1895-1975] Son of John Bannister.

    Born in Ovenden [8th December 1895].

    He was an apprentice pattern maker (gas engineers) [1911] / an overlooker with J. W. Standeven & Company Limited [1916] / a machine tool labourer [1939].

    During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

    In June 1917, he was reported missing since the 3rd of May, and, in July, he was reported to be a POW.

    In February 1919, he was transferred to the reserves.

    In [Q4] 1932, he married Lily Bates in Halifax.

    They lived at 8 Brickfield Lane, Halifax [1939].


    A Lily Bannister born 15th October 1897, died in Halifax [Q3 1971]
     

    Arthur William died [Q4] 1975

    Bannister, Henry
    [1???-18??] From Bacup.

    He was a hatter and beer seller in Halifax. He was listed as a hat manufacturer & dealer at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1829].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Millicent [18??-1859] who married George Place

    Bannister, Jack
    [1910-1944] Son of Hannah Jane & John Bannister.

    He was educated at Moorside Board School / a player for the YMCA cricket club & football club / employed by M. & M. Calvert Limited at Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax.

    In [Q2] 1938, he married Edith Annie Varley in Halifax.

    They lived at

    • 41 Nursery Lane, Halifax
    • Lee Mount, Halifax

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

    He died 15th November 1944 (aged 34).

    He was buried at the Mierlo War Cemetery, Nederlands [VII C 2].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bannister, John
    [1869-1910] Son of Squire Bannister, labourer.

    Born in Wheatley.

    He was a labourer [1891] / a blacksmith's striker [1901].

    In [Q1] 1891, he married Hannah Jane Redman [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Arthur William
    2. Doris [b 1905]
    3. Jack [b 1910]

    The children were born in Ovenden

    The family lived at

    • 81 Shay Lane, Halifax [1901]
    • 2 Crossley Terrace, Shay Lane, Halifax [1911]

    John died [Q2] 1910 (aged 41) 

    Bannister, Joseph
    [18??-1910] Of 18 Mount Street, Halifax.

    He died at the Poor Law Hospital [23rd October 1910].

    Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £21 14/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann Schoefield

    Bannister, Mr
    [15??-1???] Farmer who successfully farmed the marshy valley bottom at Hebden Bridge in what is now St George's Square.

    Part of his farm was rebuilt by William Patchett who opened the White Horse Hotel on the site

    Banquet House, Barkisland
    Knowsley / Ripponden.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bar Wood, Luddendenfoot
    Friendly.

    A popular name for Warley Wood, Luddendenfoot. The name comes from the toll bar which stood on the turnpike there at the entrance to Daisy Bank.

    The toll bar was removed in 1858. It was taken to Danny Lane

    Barber...
    The entries for people with the surname Barber are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Barber & Oliver
    Brighouse solicitors [1900]

    See Charles Jessop

    Barber's: John & William Barber
    Card makers at Southowram [1874].

    See John Barber

    Barber's: N. E. Barber
    Popular drapers and outfitters at St James's Road, Halifax

    Barbour, John Morton
    [1831-1880] Born in Scotland.

    He was a clerk at Leeds Borough Gaol [1851] / a carpet manufacturer's clerk [1861] / a public accountant [1871] / an accountant and stock and share broker at 16 Broad Street, Halifax

    He married Martha [1831-1???] from Leeds.

    Children:

    1. Margaret Eliza [b 1858]
    2. Arthur William W [b 1870]

    The family lived at

    • Boynton Street, Leeds [with his family 1851]
    • 41 & 42 Hampden Place, Halifax [1861]
    • 112 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871, 1874]
    • 35 Green Terrace, Skircoat [1881]

    In 1861, living with the family were his brother Samuel J. Barbour [aged 17] a building society clerk and his sister Anne H. Barbour [aged 15] a dressmaker's apprentice. Anne was with them again in 1871

    Barcham, Frank
    [1893-1916] Born in Norfolk.

    He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London).

    He was killed in action [26th July 1916].

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [8C, 9A & 16A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax.

    Bardell, Albert Hugh
    [1882-1918] Son of Annie & Arthur Bardell.

    Born in Doncaster.

    During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Pembroke.

    He died 25th August 1918 (aged 36).

    He was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [373]

    Bardsley, Frederick
    [1882-19??] Born in the USA.

    He was a music hall artiste [1911].

    He married Vera Grace, daughter of John Robert Jones.

    Children:

    1. Frederick [b 1910]

    In 1911, the family were living with Vera Grace's widowed mother in Liverpool.

    They later (possibly) went to live in Florida

    Bardsley, Isaac
    [1888-1918] Born in Prestwich.

    In [Q4] 1910, he married Amelia Frankland [1890-1970] in Halifax.

    They lived at 82 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

    He died 21st March 1918 (aged 30).

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6]

    Bardsley, Joseph
    [1889-1918] Son of Margaret & Joseph Bardsley of 23 Beacon Parade, Southowram Bank.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He died 16th April 1918 (aged 29).

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [47-48 & 163A]

    Bare Clough, Pecket Well

    Bareham, Harry Walter
    [1911-1942] Son of Elizabeth & Frederick Bareham.

    In [Q4] 1935, he married Lily Lewis in Pontefract.

    They lived in Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 3 Battery 6 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He died 14th February 1942 (aged 31).

    He was buried at the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore [34 E 9-16]

    Barewise Mill Company Limited
    Registered in October 1873. There was capital of 10,000 in 20 shares. 7 subscribers took 1 share each.

    See Barewise Mill, Todmorden and Robert Hollinrake

    Barewise, Todmorden

    Barge & Barrel Brewing Company
    Independent brewery at the Barge & Barrel, Elland

    Bargh, George
    [1890-1915] BSc.

    Son of Helen & Isaac Bargh of Upper Jack Royd, Wheatley then Wray, Lancaster.

    He was

    During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the King's (Liverpool Regiment)  attached to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

    He died 10th May 1915 (aged 25).

    He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [4 & 6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

    Bargh, John
    [16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1718]

    Bark, Joseph
    [17??-18??] Special Constable of Catherine Slack, Northowram.

    In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

    Bark, R.
    [17??-18??] Corn dealer at Northowram.

    In 1817, he was declared bankrupt

    Barker...
    The entries for people with the surname Barker are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Barker's: A. & H. Barker
    Manufacturing company of Hebden Bridge.

    They worked with Thornber Brothers Limited and provided cages for chickens

    Barker & Beck
    Or Parker & Beck

    Barker & Dawson
    Weavers at Gauxholme.

    In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working daylight hours only

    Barker & Pearson
    Printers at 21 Square Road, Halifax [1927]

    Barker's: J. & W. Barker
    Cotton spinners at Barewise Mill, Todmorden [1832].

    They were mentioned in bankruptcy reports [1832]

    Barker's: Luke Barker & Sons
    Cotton spinners and manufacturer established by Luke Barker.

    Partners included Robert Barker, John Barker, and Major Robert Hewitt Barker.

    In 1905, they had business at Friths Mill, Walsden, Dancroft Mill, Todmorden, and Crow Carr Ings Mill, Todmorden

    Barker Royd Farm, Southowram
    Owners and tenants have included

    Barker Royd, Southowram
    Or Barker Royde. An area near Cromwellbottom.

    Buildings here include an 18th century farmhouse.

    In the 19th century, it was occupied by members of the Barber family – including William Barber – who built a 4-storey mill here to produce carding equipment and belting. A stone at the house is dated WB 1849.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Barker Royd Mill, Southowram and Barker Royd Quarry, Southowram

    Barker's: S. Barker & Sons
    Cabinet maker in Halifax. Recorded around 1915

    Barker's: Shadrach & Abraham Barker
    Cotton spinners and manufacturers established by brothers Shadrach and Abraham Barker at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871, 1877, 1905].

    See James William Barker and John Barker

    Barker's: Thomas Barker & Sons
    Fustian manufacturers and dyers established by Thomas Barker. They were at Hangingroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1874]

    Barker's: William Barker & Company
    Fustian manufacturers, dyers, finishers and wholesale clothiers established around 1840 by William Barker.

    Later, it passed to John King.

    They had dyeing and finishing at Wood Top Mills, Hebden Bridge, warehouse and clothing departments at Mayroyd Works, Hebden Bridge and weaving and fustian production at Hudson Mill, Heptonstall

    Barker's: William Barker Limited
    Cotton manufacturers at Todmorden [1905].

    Partners included Hawksworth Barker

    Barkers & Butterworth
    Silk spinners established in 1864 by brothers, Robert and George Barker, and Thomas Butterworth at Thornhill Briggs Mill, Brighouse.

    In 1872, they moved to Belle Vue Mills, Brighouse.

    They closed down in 1909

    Barkers & Crabtree
    Cotton spinners & manufacturers at Todmorden & Walsden.

    In 1867, Luke Barker went into partnership with his brother, William, and Richard Crabtree and Thomas Cockcroft as Cockcroft Barker & Crabtree.

    Later in 1867, Cockcroft left the partnership, and it continued as Barkers & Crabtree. They were at Wadsworth Mill [1869], Joint Stock Shed [1873], Friths Mill [1880-1888], and Dancroft Mill [1880].

    In May 1878, local mills were suffering a depression and their workers were working a 4-day week

    Barkesland, Miss
    [1297-13??] Daughter of Peter Barkesland.

    She married Henry Gledhill

    Barkesland, Peter
    [1269-1???] Or De Barsland.

    Son of Thomas Barkesland.

    He married Unknown [born about 1270].

    Children:

    1. a daughter [b 1296] who married Henry Gledhill
    2. a daughter [b 1299]

    Barkesland, Richard de
    [1200-12??] Of Barkisland. He was an early member of the Barkisland family.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Thomas
    2. Robert [b 1236]

    Barkesland, Thomas
    [1234-1???] Or Barsland.

    Son of Richard de Barkesland.

    He married Unknown [born about 1258].

    Children:

    1. Peter
    2. John [b 1271] who married Matilda (?) 

    Barkesland, William de
    [12??-12??] The Wakefield Court Rolls of 1275 record
    William de Barkesland is in mercy for the escape of a mare and a foal in Mareschawe

    Barkisland
    District of Calderdale to the south of Halifax. The Ryburn forms the western boundary.

    See Population, Sir Hylton Ralph Brisco, Parish statistics and Joshua Thomas Horton

    The Barkisland family
    Richard de Barkesland was an early member of the family

    Barkisland Almshouses
    Crabtree recorded these as being occupied by 2 poor widows

    Barkisland & Ripponden Railway Station

    Barkisland Board of Guardians
    A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

    Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Barkisland township have included

    Barkisland Coal Society

    Barkisland Co-operative Store
    Recorded in 1918

    Barkisland Cricket Club
    Formed in 1???.

    The pavilion was bought from St Anne's Cricket Club, and later sold to Southowram Cricket Club

    Barkisland Cross
    The mediæval cross originally stood at the cross-roads further west. Only the 4 semi-circular steps – which formed the base of the cross – remain. They stand against the wall between Numbers 19 and 21 Stainland Road.

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

    Cross, Ripponden Bank

    Barkisland Hall
    Thomas Gledhill lived in a house on the site.

    Thomas Woodhead lived here [1419].

    Around 1638, it was rebuilt as a three-storey F-plan house for John Gledhill and his wife Sarah. A doorway is dated 1638 JG-SG.

    There is a rose window with 7 circular lights over the porch.

    Richard Gledhill of Barkisland Hall was killed fighting on the Royalist side at the Battle of Marston Moor. Richard's ghost is said to haunt the Hall.

    There is a Latin inscription over the doorway

    Nunc mea, mox hujus, postea nescio cujus

    The hall and the gate piers are listed

    The cottages opposite the entrance gates were the kennels of Barkisland, in the days when the Gledhills hunted the surrounding countryside.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    In the 1920s, the interior was renovated by the Casson family, destroying much of the original detail.

    In 1967, it was bought by Lord Kagan as accommodation for visitors.

    This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

    See Cromwellbottom Hall

    Barkisland Hall Farm
    Recorded in February 1896, when it was for sale at £2,000

    Barkisland Local Board
    Established in 1863. The Council Offices were the former Old Poor House.

    The Board was superseded by the Barkisland Urban District Council.

    See Local Board and Benjamin Taylor

    Barkisland Lockup
    Stainland Road.

    The Barkisland stocks stood outside the lockup.

    The building is now a private house known as Stocks House, Barkisland

    Barkisland Lower Hall
    Stainland Road.

    Dated 1629.

    Extended in the mid-19th century.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Barkisland, Manor of
    The Savile family were lords of Manor of Barkisland from the middle of the 14th century. Henry Savile Fox was lord of the manor [1917]

    Barkisland Old Hall
    Aka Barkisland Upper Hall.

    Built about the time of Charles I, it belonged to the Bold family of Bold Hall in Lancashire.

    Owners and tenants have included

    When the hall was demolished, some of the plasterwork was moved to The Greave, Midgley. The plasterwork was dated 1596 MG DG for Michael and Dorothy Gledhill who were early owners of the Hall

    Barkisland Overseers of the Poor
    The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Barkisland

    Barkisland Parish Church

    Barkisland Pinfold
    Stood at the gateway to the old Poor House.

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

    See Pinfold House, Barkisland and Pinfold

    Barkisland Post Office
    Recorded in 1861 and 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Solomon Normanton, grocer

    The present post office stands on the site of the earlier Barkisland Grammar School

    Barkisland, Soyland & Rishworth Prosecution Society
    Prosecution society recorded in 1809.

    See Rishworth Prosecution Society

    Barkisland stocks
    Stainland Road. They stand outside what was the Barkisland lockup

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

    Barkisland Surveyor of the Highways
    Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Barkisland included:

    Barkisland Upper Hall

    Barkisland Urban District Council
    Established in 1895. Superseded the Barkisland Local Board

    Barkisland Workhouse
    Scammonden Road. Built in 1827. A plaque over the door reads
    This building was erected in AD 1827 by a Committee with the money arising from the coal in White Birch Farm in Northowram, of which the interest that arises therefrom, is to be distributed to such poor people of Barkisland as have no Parochial Relief

    Barley, Lancelot Cyril
    [1895-1918] Son of Harriet Gertrude & Joseph Ogden Barley of Levenshulme, Manchester.

    Born in Manchester.

    He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

    During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 21st Light Railway Company / 12th Operating Company Royal Engineers.

    He died of wounds [19th August 1918] (aged 23).

    He was buried at the Croix-Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre, France [II A 7].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

    Barling, Rev John
    [1804-1883] Born in Weymouth, Dorset.

    He was a dissenting minister and proprietor of houses

    Barlow, J. E.
    [18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1925-1931]

    Barlow, John
    [15??-16??] Local preacher. A native of Cheshire, and minister in Plymouth. He came to Halifax as lecturer and assistant to Dr John Favour at Halifax Parish Church. He published several theological works and sermons [1618] including
    Hieron's last farwell

    and

    A Christian's last day is his best Day

    and famously reminded the local gentry that

    gentility consists not only in the cutting of a card, casting of a die, throwing of a bowl, watching of a cock, manning of a hawk, or in following after a deep-mouthed cry of hounds, but in good hospitality, virtuous actions and generous deeds

    See Halifax Exercises

    Barlow, Rev John Elliott
    [1906-19??] BD, BSc, MSc.

    Curate at Southowram [1933, 1936].

    On 9th January 1936, he married Kathleen Marshall from Southowram

    In 1936, he left Southowram to serve at Thornhill Lees, Hepworth, Felkirk with Brierley, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Linton in Craven with Hebden, Skipton, and Queen Ethelburga's School, Harrogate

    Barlow, Lieutenant-Colonel
    [1???-1812] He married Maria.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow was killed at the Battle of Salamanca during the Napoleonic Wars

    Barlow, Mrs Maria
    [1???-18??] Born in Guernsey.

    She married Lieutenant-Colonel Barlow.

    Later, she was a lover of Anne Lister.

    In 1827, Anne, Maria and Maria's daughter Jane toured Italy

    Barlow, Captain Robert Hilaro
    [1844-1893] Born in Canterbury.

    He was a Captain of the 68th Light Infantry.

    In 1871, he married Christiana, daughter of Jeremiah Rawson.

    He died at Stratford on Avon

    Barlow, Telemachus
    [1841-1927] Son of Thomas Barlow.

    Born at Pump, Southowram.

    He was a stoker in the gas works [1871] / a blacksmith [1881] / a blacksmith in the gas works [1901, 1911].

    In 1862, he married Mary Alice Culpan in Halifax.


    Mary was the daughter of John Culpan
     

    Children:

    1. Ruth Ann [b 1863]
    2. John Thomas [1864-1895]
    3. Mary Ann [b 1870]
    4. Emily [1872-1909] who married Fred Barber
    5. Lydia [1875-1891]
    6. Eva [b 1877]
    7. Eliza [b 1879]
    8. Walter [b 1883]
    9. Annie [b 1887]

    The family lived at

    • 3 William Street, Northowram [1871]
    • 46 Martin [?] Street, Northowram [1881]
    • Fern Street, Boothtown [1901, 1911]

    Mary Alice died 11th June 1915.

    Telemachus died at Wheatley Lane [30th May 1927].

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

    Barlow, Thomas
    [1810-18??] Banksman in a Southowram quarry.

    He married Ruth Mann [1817-18??].

    Children:

    1. Lydia [b 1836]
    2. Selina [1839-1843]
    3. Telemachus
    4. Elizabeth [1843-1881] who married George Stirk
    5. Dardenus
    6. Mary Ann [1848-1915] who married Sam Aspinall
    7. Eliza [1850-1851]

    Barlow, Thomas J.
    [1876-1917] He was employed at Dean Clough dye works.

    He lived at 14 Old Bank, Halifax.

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

    He was killed at Cambrai [26th November 1917] (aged 41).

    He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

    Barlow, Walter
    [1870-19??] Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

    He was a Church of England preacher [1901].

    He married Kate E. [1866-19??] from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

    Children:

    1. Reginald M. [b 1896]
    2. Albert E. [b 1898]

    The family lived at Springfield, Stainland [1901]

    Barmby, H.
    [1912-1944] Son of Sarah Ann & Alfred Barmby.

    Born in Dewsbury.

    In [Q2] 1937, he married Jessica Beatrice Tiplady [1915-1984] in Halifax.

    They lived at Upper Greetland.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 12th March 1944 (aged 31).

    He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [7], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

    Barmforth, John
    [16??-17??] From Northowram.

    He married Mary Northend

    Barnard, Rev Bertram Claude
    [18??-19??] MA.

    He trained at New College, London and at Edinburgh University before becoming Minister at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [1895, 1905]

    Barnard, George
    [1930-2014] Born 4th February 1930.

    He and Richard Barnes acquired the organ from Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland, and rebuilt it in the loft at George's home at Upper Wat Ing, so that his son Ian could practise.

    Details can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register

    He married Jean Gregory.


    Jean was the daughter of Edwin Gregory
     

    Children:

    1. Aileen
    2. Ian
    3. Pauline

    The family lived at

    George died 19th June 2014

    Barnes, Arthur
    [1874-1960] Born in Hebden Bridge.

    He was a fustian weaver [1895].

    On 11th May 1895, he married Charlotte Ann Howarth [1874-1954] at Heptonstall Church.


    Charlotte Ann was born in Heptonstall
     

    Children:

    1. Herbert [1895-1977]
    2. John Thomas
    3. Arnold [1900-1935]

    The children were born in Hebden Bridge. and baptised at Heptonstall Church

    Barnes, Charlie
    [1894-1916] Son of Susannah & Richard Barnes

    Born in Queensbury [22nd September 1894].

    He was an apprentice printer.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [2A, 2C & 2D]

    Barnes, Rev Canon Cyril Arthur
    [1926-19??] He served at Aberdeen, at Forres, and Darrington with Wentbridge before becoming Vicar of Ripponden [1958-1967]. He left in 1967 to serve at Thorpe, Yorkshire, at Huntly, Scotland, at Inverness, and at Keith in the Diocese of Moray

    Barnes, Harry
    [1870-1936] He had been MP for Newcastle-on-Tyne East [1918-1922]. He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1928]

    Barnes, Harry
    [1892-1915] Son of Samuel Barnes.

    Born in Todmorden.

    He was employed in a Bank in Blackpool.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

    He died in hospital in Alexandria, after being hit by a sniper at Gallipoli [7th October 1915] (aged 23).

    He was buried at the Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [D 98].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

    His brother Will also died in the War

    Barnes, James
    [18??-1882] Born at Withens, Erringden. He was a handloom weaver. He wrote a number of poetic pieces for the Hebden Bridge Times

    Barnes, John
    [1???-18??] A carder of Heptonstall.

    On 26th September 1830, he married Matilda Langthorn of Heptonstall, at Halifax Parish Church

    Barnes, John
    [17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1787]

    Barnes, John
    [1834-1???] Son of John Barnes, broker.

    He was a machine wool comber of Ovenden [1856].

    On 6th September 1856, he married Emma Longbottom [1834-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Emma, of Ovenden, was the daughter of James Longbottom, comber
     

    Barnes, John Henry
    [1891-1917] Son of Martha Ellen & John Barnes of 12 Glen View Street, Cornholme, Todmorden.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 17th July 1917 (aged 26).

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [42-47 & 162], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Barnes, John Thomas
    [1896-1915] Of Northgate, Heptonstall.

    Son of Arthur Barnes.

    Born in Hebden Bridge [10th October 1896]

    He was a lining cutter.

    During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

    He died of wounds in France [5th October 1915].

    He was buried at the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [II A 43]

    Barnes, Joshua
    [1777-1846] Of Todmorden

    Barnes, Lambert
    [17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge around 1800

    Barnes, Moses
    [1797-18??] Son of Betty & John Barnes.

    Baptised at Cross Stone Church [1797].

    On 16th June 1812, he married Sarah Smith in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John [bapt 12th April 1815]

    Barnes, Percy
    [1896-1917] Son of Ann Leach (formerly Barnes) of Coley Mill Inn, Norwood Green.

    Born in Bradford.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 5th July 1917 (aged 21).

    He was buried at the Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France [II D 32]

    Barnes, Samuel
    [18??-19??] Born in Todmorden.

    He was a councillor in Todmorden [?].

    He married Martha [18??-19??].

    Children:

    1. Harry
    2. Will

    The family lived at the Royd, Bispham, Blackpool.

    Sons Harry & Will died in World War I

    Barnes's: T. Barnes
    19/20th century billiard-table makers of Hall Street, Halifax

    Barnes, Will
    [1894-1918] Son of Samuel Barnes.

    He was educated at Baines Grammar School in Poulton-le-Fylde / a municipal engineer / a Territorial with the West Lancashire Artillery.

    During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery.

    He was wounded at Guillemont.

    He was killed in action [2nd November 1918] (aged 24).

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

    His brother Harry also died in the War

    Barnes, Rev William Richard
    [1915-19??] He served at Beccles before becoming Curate at Halifax [1945] and Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1952]. In 1967, he left to serve at Rochester

    Barnett, Alfred
    [1854-19??] Born in Cheshire.

    He was a draper [1911].

    In [Q4] 1881, he married Jane Chartres [1855-19??] from Rastrick.

    Children:

    1. Ethel [b 1883]
    2. Marion [b 1886] who was a clerk to draper [1911]
    3. Alfred Charles [b 1898]
    4. child who died young
    5. child who died young

    The family lived at 93 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

    Barnett, Rev Anne
    [1919-] She became England's first woman curate when she was appointed to Halifax Parish Church in 1973

    Barnett, Ben
    [1901-1962] Born in Greetland [29th Nov 1901].

    He was a confectioner [1931].

    On 8th Aug 1931, he married Edna Fossey at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.

    Children:

    1. Christine E. [b 1935]

    Barnett Brothers
    Briggate, Brighouse. 18th century drapery business which stood on the site of the present toilets. Partners included Tom Barnett.

    Closed around 1972

    Barnett, John Albert Duke
    [1880-1962] Born in Greetland

    On 20th September 1908, he married Rachel Ellen Hollas at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.

    Children:

    1. Frank [b 1909]
    2. Albert [b 1910]
    3. Ellen [b 1912]
    4. Dorothy [b 1918]
    5. John [b 1921]
    6. Kathleen [b 1923]

    He died in Greetland [26th September 1962]

    Barnett, John Albert Duke
    [1880-1962] Son of Ann Barnett and Thomas Firth Whiteley.

    Born in Greetland [3rd August 1880].

    On 20th September 1908, he married Rachel Ellen Hollas [1883-1975] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


    Rachel Ellen came from Greetland
     

    Children:

    1. Frank [b 1909]
    2. Albert [b 1910]
    3. Ellen [b 1912]
    4. Dorothy [b 1918]
    5. John [b 1921]
    6. Kathleen [b 1923]

    He died at 38 Spring Lane, Greetland. [26th September 1962]

    Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £906 14/-.

    Barnett, PC
    [18??-1???] Todmorden police constable.

    Recorded in 1876, when he was involved in the suicide of William Pearson

    Barnett, Rev Russell S.
    [1920-] He served at Ulverston and at St Paul's, Kirkdale, Liverpool, where he was a mature entrant to the ordained ministry having served in the navy, before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1967-1977].

    He was an enthusiast for the uniformed organisations, reviving the scout troop, and he saw the Ambulance station, formerly Holdsworth's Garage, at the top of Godfrey Road converted into the church hall.

    He left All Saints' to become vicar of Great Orton with Aikton, west of Carlisle

    Barnett, Rev Stephen
    [19??-] Minister at St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [2009] and Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden [2009]

    Barnett, Thomas
    [18??-19??] Aka Tom. Partner in Barnett Brothers. He lived at 20 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

    Barnfield, James Riley
    [1871-1930] Born in Halifax. He was a bank manager [1901].

    In 1899, he married Florence, daughter of George James Dell in Halifax.

    In 1901, the couple were living with Florence's widowed father at the Castle Hotel, Halifax and Florence was Manageress

    Barnum, Phineas T.
    [1810-1891] The Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Halifax on 27th May 1875

    The Baron family of Walsden
    The family are recorded at Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden in 1688 and 1860.

    Early members of the family included Mr Baron

    Baron, Aaron
    [17??-1809] On 6th February 1809, he hanged himself in Priestwell Wood, Todmorden

    Baron Cobham

    Baron Halifax

    Baron, Harry
    [1889-1918] Son of Mrs Emma Baron.

    In [Q4] 1912, he married Gertrude Greenwood in Todmorden.

    They lived at 765 Burnley Road, Cornholme [1918].

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

    He died 30th March 1918 (aged 30).

    He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [32-34], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial

    Baron, James
    [1746-1819] Son of Mr Baron.

    He owned much property in Todmorden & Walsden.

    He married Unknown.

    They had no children.

    He lived with Hannah Fielden.

    They had 3 illegitimate children:

    1. daughter
    2. Samuel
    3. James

    James died in 1819 [aged 73].

    After his death, Hannah married James's brother Thomas Baron

    Baron, Joseph
    [18??-1869] Of Littletown, Mount Tabor. He worked as a quarry borer at Scout Quarry.

    On 12th February 1869, he was injured in an accident at the quarry. He died on 2nd March 1869 as a result of his injuries. He left a wife and 9 children. It was reported that

    Since the accident, the poor woman has gone out of her mind

    Baron, Mr
    [1???-1???] A member of the Baron family of Higher Allescholes Farm, Walsden.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Thomas

    Baron Savile of Eland

    Baron Somerleyton

    Baron, Rev Thomas
    [17??-18??] He served at Walkerfold [1879] and Forton [1882] before becoming Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1885]. He resigned in August 1903

    Baron, Thomas
    [17??-18??] Son of Mr Baron.

    He never married, but had 2 illegitimate daughters Peggy Greenwood and Mary Kershaw.

    After the death of his brother James, he married Hannah Fielden, James's partner

    Baron, Thomas
    [18??-19??] He lived at Barsey Green, Barkisland.

    The area was known as Tommy Baron's

    Baron, William
    [1790-1873] Or Barron.

    Born in Barkisland.

    He was a farmer [1841, 1851] / a farmer of 35 acres [1861]

    He married Hannah [1801-1858] from Soyland.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Mary [b 1827]
    3. William
    4. John [b 1833] who was a farm labourer [1851]
    5. Fanny [b 1835]

    The family lived at Firth House, Barkisland [1841, 1851, 1861].

    Living with them [in 1851] was their granddaughter Menimeo [aged 8], and William's brother John [aged 48] (unmarried landed proprietor).

    Living with them in 1861, was their granddaughter Sarah [aged 10].

    In 1871, William was living with his son, William

    Baronet Akroyd of Lightcliffe
    Created on 16th June 1920.

    Baronet of Kirklees
    The title is held by members of the Armytage family

    Barowecloghbrigg
    See Barrowclough Bridge and Dumb Mill Bridge

    Barr, Fulton Cunningham
    [1894-1917] Son of Matthew Barr of 12 Maitland Street, Walsden.

    Born at Beith, Perthshire.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

    He died 10th May 1917 (aged 23).

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [2 & 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Barr House, Barkisland
    Recorded in 1851 next to Barkisland Grammar School.

    Owners and tenants have included

    • Joseph Lister [1851]

    Barr, Joan of
    [12??-13??] Aka Joanna or Joan Barr. Daughter of Henry, Count of Barr, and Eleanor, eldest daughter of Edward I.

    In 1306, she married John, the 8th Earl. The marriage was without issue and both parties sued for divorce

    Barr, Matthew
    [18??-19??]

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Fulton

    The family lived at 12 Maitland Street, Walsden [1917]

    Barr, William
    [1???-1918] Of Todmorden.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    He died 24th July 1918.

    He was buried at the Marfaux British Cemetery, France [III BB 2].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Barrack Castle, Illingworth
    A row of 3 or 4 cottages where a small detachment of soldiers were billetted during the 1745 Rebellion. Recorded in the 19th century

    Barrack Farm, Illingworth

    Barrack Tavern Lodge, Halifax
    A lodging house formerly the Barrack Tavern, Halifax.

    In July 1884, Alfred Hinchliffe was summoned for harbouring known thieves, and for allowing the sexes to sleep together indiscriminately in his house. Chief Constable Pole said that reputed and convicted thieves had been in the habit of lodging in this house for some time

    Barracks
    In 1819, a warehouse at Ward's End belonging to a Mr Taylor was converted into a barracks. This was one of the measures against the radicalism of the early 19th century.

    In 1845, the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary was used as a barracks.

    In 1851, there were 98 soldiers.

    See Arden Road Barracks, Salvation Army Barracks, Halifax and Wellesley Barracks

    Barraclough...
    The entries for people with the surname Barraclough are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Barraclough & Highley
    Woollen manufacturers of Southowram [1835-1868]

    Barraclough Brothers
    Engineering company in Brighouse.

    See Miles Sharp

    Barraclough's: H. & S. Barraclough
    Music sellers, stationers, repairers and retailers of musical instruments. Recorded in 1869, when they were at West End, Sowerby Bridge

    Barraclough's: William Barraclough & Sons
    Woollen manufacturers at Boys Mill, Halifax [1874]

    Barrand, James
    [17??-18??] Of Warley.

    He was a (wool) comber [1808].

    On 15th May 1808, he married Ruth Pickles of Warley

    Barrand, William
    [18??-18??] Alias Jim Long. A worker in the abattoir.

    On Thursday, 27th January 1853, bets were placed on his going from Halifax to Sowerby Bridge, and back, a total distance of about 5 miles, in the space of an hour and a half, carrying a load of beef weighing 9 stones [144 lbs]. He won the wager, £10, and completed the feat in 1 hour and 20 minutes

    Barrass, Henry
    [1829-1894] Son of Mary & Joseph Barrass of Holbeck, Leeds.

    Born in Holbeck.

    He was a spinner [1851] / a railway servant [1861] / a railway porter [1871] / a labourer in iron works [1881] / an iron dresser in foundry [1891]

    In 1854, he married (1) Hannah Robshaw [1830-1883] from Wakefield, in Leeds.

    Children:

    1. Mary Ann Easter [1857-1915] who married George Dyson
    2. Ann Elizabeth [b 1860]
    3. John Henry [b 1863] who was a carpenter's apprentice [1881]

    In 1885, he married (2) Sarah Maria Priestley [1837-1???] from Bradley, Huddersfield, in Halifax.

    The family lived at

    • Daisy Croft, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
    • Lower Newlands, Rastrick [1871, 1881]
    • 22 Briggate, Brighouse [1891]
    • 6 Clifton Road, Brighouse [1901]

    Living with the widowed Sarah (grocer) in 1901 was her sister Ruth Cookson [aged 61] and brother-in-law James Cookson [aged 60] (a fried fish dealer).

    Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

    Barratt, Abraham
    [16??-17??] He lived at Limed House, Shibden.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Peter [b 1704]

    Barratt, Charles
    [18??-19??] LLB.

    Halifax solicitor with Halifax Corporation [1934].

    He qualified in June 1931

    Barratt, James
    [1???-18??] Landlord of the Black Bull, Elland [1850s, 1861]

    See Grantham Park, Rastrick

    Barratt's: W. Barratt & Company Limited
    Boot and shoe maker and dealer at 3 Corn Market, Halifax [1936]

    Barratt, William
    [1808-1858] He was a clogger / landlord of the King's Arms, Sowerby [1847-1858]

    On 7th May 1832, he married Hannah Naylor at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Sarah Ann [1832-1833]
    2. Mary Ann / Mary Hannah [1833-1873]
    3. Ellen [1835-1893]
    4. Charles [1838-1888]
    5. Hannah [1845-1878]

    William died 14th December 1858.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100 to Hannah.

    After his death, Hannah took over at the pub [1861]

    Barre, Chevalier Anthony Balasconi de la
    [1805-1869] Or Bernusconi.

    Born in Switzerland. He lived at John Street, Halifax. He was a surgeon dentist.

    In 1858, he established an engineering business in Well Lane, Halifax. He patented and manufactured several inventions, including cylindrical fulling machines and steam presses.

    He married Susannah [b 1817].

    The couple lived at 112 New Bond Street, London [1861]

    Barret, Edward
    [17??-18??] Hatter in [1792-96]

    Barrett...
    The entries for people with the surname Barrett are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Barrett & Company
    34-36 Winding Road, Halifax. Engineering company and hardware merchants founded in 1860.

    The business was taken over in 1895, when Allan Haigh founded Allan Haigh & Company Limited

    Barrit Hill, Ripponden
    Lane Head Road. Mid 18th century house

    Barritt, Cyril
    [1906-1943] During World War II, he served as a Bombardier with the 80 Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

    He died 13th January 1943 (aged 37).

    He was buried at the Sai Wan War Cemetery, China. [VI H 8].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Barritt, William
    [1???-1862] He was a cow-jobber at Swallowshaw, Stansfield.

    He fell down the stairs at the White Hart Inn, Todmorden, and died from the effects of the injuries

    Barron's: A. J. Barron Limited
    Fruit and vegetable merchants and wholesalers at the Piece Hall. Established by Alfred John Barron.

    The business closed in the 1990s.

    See J. Barron

    Barron, Alfred John
    [18??-1905] He established A. J. Barron.

    In 1882, he married Lily Balme in Halifax.

    The family lived at 11 Union Street South, Halifax [1905].

    He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905

    Barron & Lewin
    Patent agents at Palatine Chambers, Halifax [1905, 1924].

    Partners included C. A. Barron and F. Lewin. They were also at Huddersfield. After Barron died, the Halifax office closed, and Lewin became to sole owner

    Barron, Aubrey
    [19??-19??] Newsagent and tobacconist, Victoria Road, Bailiffe Bridge.

    In the 50s and 60s, his business was in a small wooden hut which served the needs of the workers at T. F. Firth's.

    The unusual feature of the shop's construction was that it was supported on tall stone or steel columns at the back of the property, and it overhung the beck, some 12 feet below

    Barron, Charles Aspinall
    [1862-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    He was a commercial agent [1881] / an accountant & auditor [1891] / a public accountant [1901] / (possibly) partner in Barron & Lewin [1905].

    In [Q3] 1884, he married Sarah Elizabeth Smith from Branston, Northamptonshire, in Northampton.

    Children:

    1. May [b 1885]
    2. Hilda Mary [b 1888]
    3. Ethel Marion [b 1889]
    4. Donald Kenyon [b 1891]

    The family lived at

    • Ordsall, Nottinghamshire [1881]
    • West Bank, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
    • 15 Walker Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

    The family emigrated to Australia [20th October 1910]

    Barron's: J. Barron Limited
    Fruit and potato merchants at Halifax Borough Market [1915]

    See A. J. Barron

    Barron, James
    [1823-1890] Son of William Baron.

    Born in Barkisland/Soyland.

    He was a farmer of 6 acres [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres [1871] / a farmer of 18 acres [1881]

    In 1852, he married Sarah Priestley [1831-1???] from Barkisland, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. William [b 1854] who was an engine tenter [1881]
    2. Elizabeth [b 1855]
    3. John [b 1857]
    4. Priestley
    5. Hannah [b 1860]
    6. Mary [b 1862]
    7. Emily [b 1863]
    8. Sarah [b 1865]
    9. James [b 1868] who was a joiner's labourer [1891]
    10. Allen [b 1873] who was a woollen feeder [1891]

    The family lived at

    • 20 Dyson Lane, Soyland [1861]
    • Midgley Farm, Barkisland [1871]
    • East Longley, Norland [1881]
    • Spring Cottage, Harper Royd, Norland [1891]

    Barron, John
    [17??-17??]

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Elizabeth [1741-1804] who married Rev Thomas Falcon

    The family lived at Firth House, Barkisland

    Barron, John
    [18??-1???] Partner with John Crowther

    Barron, John
    [1857-1891] He was paper maker of Penny Hill [1887].

    He married Kate [1857-1???].


    Kate was born in Waterford, Ireland
     

    Children:

    1. Arthur [b 1885] who was a worsted twisting overlooker [1891, 1901]
    2. Thomas
    3. John [b 1891] who was an assistant overlooker [1911]


    The widowed Kate was a charwoman [1891], a general servant (domestic) [1901] and a charwoman in grocer's shop [1911]
     

    The family lived at

    • 11 Dearnleys Yard, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
    • 15 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

    Living with the family in 1891 was Joe Pollard [aged 19] (woollen spinner) 

    Barron, Priestley
    [1858-1???] Son of James Barron.

    Born in Soyland.

    He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a railway plate layer (boarder in Todmorden) [1881] / a railway platelayer [1891] / a line man (L & Y Rly) [1901] / a walking ganger Pernant Way (L & Y Rly) [1911]

    In 1881, he married Ann Bailey [1857-1???] from Golcar, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Iris [b 1884] who married [1908] Ernest Kaye [1885-19??]
    2. Francis [b 1886]
    3. Evelyn [b 1888]
    4. Ada Annie [b 1890]
    5. Lillian [b 1896]

    The family lived at

    • 2 Snake Hill, North Bierley [1891]
    • Vickermans Buildings, Wooldale, Holmfirth [1901]

    In 1911, the family were living with son-in-law Ernest Kaye at Thongsbridge, Huddersfield

    Barron, Thomas
    [1886-1914] Son of John Barron

    Born in Barkisland [22nd May 1886].

    Baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland [1887].

    He was a cotton spinner piecer [1891, 1901] / a general labourer [1911] / (possibly) employed in the goods yard at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station.

    He married Lilian Maud.

    They lived at

    • 8 Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
    • 23 Claremont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1914]

    During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Good Hope.

    He died 1st November 1914 when his ship sank with all hands off the coast of Chile at the Battle of Coronel.

    He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

    His friend and colleague Hiley Whiteley was also a stoker in the Navy, and died in the War

    Barron, Walter
    [1855-1924] Son of Samuel Barron, butcher.

    Born in Skircoat.

    He was a joiner [1876] / a joiner at worsted factory [1881] / a joiner [1891] / a joiner & builder [1901] / a joiner of Ackroyd Terrace, Halifax [1904] / a joiner [1911].

    On 14th August 1876, he married (1) Jane Howarth [1855-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Howarth, labourer
     

    Children:

    1. Edith Blanche [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted twister [1901]
    2. Howarth [b 1879] who was a blacksmith (iron) [1901], a blacksmith [1911]
    3. Mary Hannah [b 1881] who was a worsted twister [1901]
    4. Percy [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin setter (half-timer) [1901], a warehouseman [1911], in the Northumberland Fusiliers and was wounded [WW1]
    5. Willie Douglas

    The family lived at

    • 127 St Stephens Street, Skircoat [1881]
    • St Stephens Street, Skircoat [1891]
    • 28 Calder Terrace, Halifax [1901]
    • 10 Bayswater Terrace, Skircoat Green [1911]

    Jane died 7th June 1902 (aged 48).

    In 1904, Walter married (2) Annie Elizabeth Greenwood [1865-1936] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Annie Elizabeth, of Essex Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Joseph Greenwood, mechanic
     

    Walter died 26th August 1924 (aged 68) 

    Jane & Walter were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley. Son Willie died in World War I, and is remembered on his parents' headstone.

    Annie Elizabeth died [Q4] 1936 (aged 71) 

    Barron, William
    [1831-1913] Son of William Baron.

    Born in Soyland.

    He was a carpenter [1851, 1861] / a farmer of 12 acres [1871] / a joiner & farmer 11 acres [1881] / a joiner & farmer [1891] / a carpenter & builder [1901] / a retired jobbing joiner [1911]

    In 1858, he married Hannah Shaw [1836-1880] from Barkisland, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1859]
    2. John William [b 1861]
    3. James [b 1863]
    4. Emma [b 1865]
    5. Henry [b 1868]
    6. David [b 1870] who was a woollen fettler [1901]
    7. Sarah [b 1873]
    8. Hannah [b 1875]
    9. Alice [b 1878]
    10. Fred [b 1880]

    The family lived at

    • Lower Hay House, Lower Nook End, Barkisland [1861]
    • Wood Head, Barkisland [1871]
    • Lower Woodhead, Barkisland [1881]
    • Bank Royd Farm, Saddleworth Road, Barkisland [1891]
    • Lane End, Barkisland [1901]
    • Three Hovels, Barkisland [1911]

    Living with them [in 1871] were William's father William, and Thomas Barron [aged 9].

    Living with the family in 1881, was nephew Thomas Barron [aged 19] (cotton piecer) 

    Barron, Willie Douglas
    [1894-1917] Known as Douglas.

    Son of Walter Barron

    Born in Halifax.

    He was an assistant overlooker at J. Hoyle & Sons [1911] and a spinning overlooker at Range Bank Mills, Halifax.

    He was engaged to Florrie Nuttall of Hanson Lane, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [18th May 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was sent to France [9th January 1917].

    He was killed in action at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917].

    He was buried at the Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mien, France [II A 22].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on his parents' grave at St Stephen's, Copley

    Barrow, Rev Arthur Edmund John Burton
    [1878-19??] Born in Staveley, Derbyshire.

    He was Curate at Halifax [1911] and Vicar of St Mary's Church, Lister Lane [1912]

    In 1908, he married Dorothy Kitty St Clair Feilden [1883-19??] from Shepperton, at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

    Children:

    1. John Christopher Henry [b 1910]

    The family lived at 22 Clare Road, Halifax [1911]

    Barrow, Michael
    [15??-16??] He lived at Fields Farm, Norland and Fallingworth Hall, Norland

    Barrowby, John Mainprice
    [1806-1876] Born in Hull.

    He was Master at Dr Hall's School, Boothtown for 45 years [1831, 1865].

    On 15th April 1837, he married Elizabeth Seed [1817-1879] at Birstall.

    Children:

    1. John [b 1838] who was an Assistant master in Grammar School BA (Cantab) [1861]
    2. Eliza Jane [1841-1863]
    3. Mary Helena [1850-1876] who assisted in the school [1871]
    4. Charles E [b 1853]

    The family lived at

    • School House, Northowram [1841]
    • 5 Hall Street, Northowram [1871]

    In 1881, their sons were living in Hayfield, Derbyshire.

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

    Barrowclough, Alfred
    [1???-1???] His name is recorded on a fragment of his gravestone, which is incorporated into the garden wall of a house in Sowerby.

    Like fragments from other gravestones in the garden, it (possibly)  comes from Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel Graveyard.


    Question: Does anyone know anything about Alfred or his family?

     

    Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

    Barrowclough Bridge
    As Barowecloghbrigg, this was the 15th century name for Dumb Mill Bridge

    Barrowclough, Christopher
    [1???-1545] Of Hipperholme.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Humphrey [Vmfraye]
    2. John
    3. Isabell
    4. Agnes

    His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

    Barrowclough, Jonathan
    [17??-1???] Coiner

    Barrowclough, Joseph
    [1???-18??]

    Recorded in 1822, when he was a lock and key manufacturer at Swine Market, Halifax

    Barrowclough, Richard
    [15??-16??] Wealthy landowner who paid £13 6/8d in composition fines

    Barrowclough, Samuel
    [17??-1???] He was a travelling preacher in the Methodist New Connexion before becoming Minister at Stainland Chapel [1789]

    Barrowclough, Samuel
    [17??-1???] A weaver of Hilo, Sowerby.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Theophilus
    2. Dionysius (daughter) [bapt Sowerby 11th June 1786]

    Barrowclough, Theophilus
    [1783-1847] Son of Samuel Barrowclough.

    Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [6th July 1783].

    He was apprenticed to Jonathan Hanworth, shoemaker of Todmorden [1796].

    He married Hannah.

    Children:

    1. Samuel [1813-1858]

    The family lived at Norland.

    Theophilus died [Q4] 1847.

    h died.

    Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

    Barry, Alwyn
    [1922-1943] Son of Beatrice & John Barry of Ingrow, Keighley.

    Born in Bingley.

    He was educated at All Saints' Day School, Halifax.

    He married Unknown.

    During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 85 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He was captured at Singapore.

    He died in a POW camp in Thailand [23rd October 1943] (aged 21).

    He was buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand [9 D 7].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Barry, Sir Charles
    [1795-1860] British architect who designed Halifax Town Hall – his last great work – and many other buildings including the Shaw Lodge mills of John Holdsworth & Company Ltd, the terrace at West View Park War Memorial, Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, the Houses of Parliament with Pugin [1852], Pentonville Prison, the Reform Club in Pall Mall, and Trafalgar Square fountains. Barry died before seeing the completed Town Hall (or the Houses of Parliament), and his son – Edward Middleton Barry – completed the Halifax building and added a mansard roof

    Barry, Edward Middleton
    [1830-1880] Son of Sir Charles Barry.

    He completed Halifax Town Hall after his father's death in 1860

    Barry, John Shafte
    [1862-1???] MA.

    Born in Allahabad, India.

    He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1890].

    In 1891, he was a boarder with the widowed Mrs Hannah Wass at Osborne Grove, Lightcliffe

    Barry, Thomas
    [1843-1890] Born in Ireland.

    He was a carpet finisher [1871] / a carpet finisher (unemployed) [1881]

    In 1861, he married Mary Kelly [1842-19??] from Mayo, Ireland in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John T [b 1866] who was a brass moulder (unemployed) [1881]
    2. Mary Ellen [b 1870]

    The family lived at

    • 7 Chapel Fold, Halifax [1871]
    • 47 Winding Road, Halifax [1881]
    • 8 King Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1903]

    Living with them [in 1871] were several lodgers, including Thomas Barry [aged 60] (shoemaker, born in Ireland).

    Living with them in 1881 were 36 lodgers.

    Mary was widowed by 1891.

    She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 6 lodgers including Mary Kelly [aged 76] (relative, widow, hawker born in Ireland) and Martin Kelly [aged 40] (stone mason's labourer born in Ireland) [1891].

    Living with her in 1901 were lodgers: Edward O Barry [aged 53] (mason born in Ireland), Bridget Gludey [aged 75] (born in Ireland), and Mary J Wilburn [aged 38] (born in Manchester).

    She was a worsted weaver factory hand [1901].

    She was a lodging house keeper at 8 King Street with 8 lodgers [1903]

    Barsby, Frances Eliza
    [1880-1907] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

    She and her sister Priscilla were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

    She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family. The epitaph records that she was

    of West End House

    Barsby's: P. & F. E. Barsby
    Established by Priscilla Barsby and Frances Eliza Barsby. Costumiers, dressmakers and general and fancy drapers at West End House, Patmos, Todmorden [1913]. Their advertisement described the business as
    The oldest baby linen shop in the town

    Barsby, Priscilla
    [1870-1926] Daughter of Thomas Barsby.

    She and her sister Frances Eliza were partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

    She was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden with the rest of her family

    Barsby, Thomas
    [1845-1924] Born in Leicester.

    He was a cabinet maker [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]. He was retired by 1901.

    In 1869, he married Emma Louisa Greenwood [1843-1926] from Langfield, in Todmorden.

    Children:

    1. Priscilla
    2. Frances Eliza
    The daughters became drapers, dressmakers and milliners and partners in P. & F. E. Barsby.

    The family lived at

    • Willow Bank or Cross Bank, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
    • 13 Union Street, Langfield, Todmorden [1881, 1891]
    • 26 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901, 1911]

    Living with them [in 1871] 1881, 1891 was an aunt Eliza Fielden [aged 59] (born in Sheffield).

    Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

    Barsdorf, Ernest
    [1872-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

    He changed his surname to Barton.

    He was a ventilating engineer & manufacturer [1901, 1911] / a candidate in Hipperholme for election to the Urban District Council [1914].

    He was described as


    of Alexandra Works & Hopwood Lane [1916]
     

    Barsdorf, Henry
    [1862-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

    Baptised 19th March 1862.

    He was a mechanical draftsman in Old Trafford [1915].

    In 1915, he changed his surname (by deed poll) to Barstow.

    He married Ann Sherrington.

    Children:

    1. Leonard William [b 1886]
    2. Leslie [b 1890]
    3. Cissie [b 1893]

    Barsdorf, Philip
    [1868-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

    He changed his surname to Barton.

    He was in the export yarn trade [1901] / a yarn merchant [1911] / a partner in the firm of Barsdorf & Mack of Bolton Road, Bradford, which ceased trading in 1929

    Barsdorf, Solomon
    [1822-1881] Son of Hanuchen (née Heymann) & Itzig Barsdorf.

    Born in Mecklenburg-Strelitz [11th October 1822].

    He arrived in England [24th August 1844].

    He successfully applied for naturalisation [11th September 1858] when he was


    about to become a landed proprietor
     

    He was a stuff merchant, and commenced business as a manufacturer in 1853 / a worsted stuff manufacturer employing 35 men & 50 women [1861] / a worsted manufacturer [1871].

    For some years, he rented space in Holme Top Mill, Little Horton, then in Beck Mill, Clayton [1862]. He (possibly) bought Highgate Mill, Clayton Heights for £7,350 [1869] He also owned the newly-built Oak Mill, Clayton.

    In 1877, when he was described as


    late of Clayton
     

    he took a lease of a worsted mill at Bolton-in-Calverley with capacity for 400 looms and declared he was already in a position to employ 150 more weavers than he was able to find.

    Early in each year he organised a knife-and-fork tea for his employees, their wives & sweethearts, and over time, the occasion was enlarged to include speeches, songs, recitations and dancing. Forty people attended in 1866, 160 in 1868, 300 in 1871, and restrictions on attendance were relaxed such that in 1873 nearly 500 of Clayton's inhabitants sat down to eat and make merry at his expense.

    On 9th May 1854, he married (1) Martha Knowles at St Paul's Church, Denholme.


    Martha, of Denholme Gate, was the daughter of Jonathan Knowles
     

    Children:

    1. George Isart [bapt 25th December 1857] who was a commercial clerk in a lace warehouse in Nottingham [1881]
    2. Ellen [bapt 19th October 1860-1928] who never married
    3. Henry

    Martha died 22nd February 1865 (aged 37).

    On 27th March 1867, he married (2) Ellen Frank [1842-1924] in Chorlton.


    Ellen was the daughter of Meyer Frank of Manchester.

    Her brother Dr Philip Frank married a sister of the 1st Duke of Westminster

     

    Children:

    1. Philip
    2. Lewis [1868-23rd October 1881] who died at Darmstadt
    3. Alice [1870-1887] who was buried at Lightcliffe [4th June 1887]
    4. Ernest
    5. Walter
    6. John [b 1877]
    7. Mabel [1878-19??]

    The family lived at

    • Horton Villa, Little Horton Lane, Horton, Bradford [1861]
    • Mannville, Horton, Bradford [1871]
    • 1 Perth Villas, Lightcliffe [1891, 1901, 1911]

    Living with them [in 1871] was Hedwig Lehmann [aged 22] (Governess born in Germany).

    The family lived at

    • Holme House, Clayton
    • Mannville, Horton Road [1867]
    • Holly Bank, Lightcliffe [1874]
    • 8 Farcliffe Road, Manningham [1879]
    Shortly afterwards, he sold his house in Manningham, because he was


    removing to Germany.
     

    He died at Darmstadt [6th September 1881] (aged 58).

    His body was returned for burial in Undercliffe Cemetery. The funeral was attended by many freemasons of the Lodge of Harmony, No.600, of which he was a Past Master.

    His widow and younger children lived at Perth Villas, Lightcliffe [1891, 1901, 1911]

    Barsdorf, Walter
    [1874-19??] Son of Solomon Barsdorf.

    Born 7th August 1874.

    He was learning fruit & flower growing at St Peter Port, Guernsey [1901] / a managing clerk (ventilating works) [1911] / unemployed and proposing to become a dealer in bulbs [1923].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child

    He was living apart from his wife & children [1923].

    After several court appearances he was imprisoned for failure to maintain his dependents [1924]

    Barsey Green, Barkisland
    Farmhouse. It was a part of the Lightcliffe Royd estate. In the early 20th century, it was occupied by Thomas Baron

    Barsford, Willie
    [1892-1916] Of Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

    He was employed by Grange Foundry, Mytholmroyd / a member of St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a member of St John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge / a Territorial.

    During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], but because he was in a reserved occupation at Grange Foundry, he was sent back to work. He enlisted later, and served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Fusiliers.

    He died 7th October 1916 (aged 24).

    Barsland
    Alternative spelling of Barkisland

    Barstow, Agnes
    [1558-1591] Daughter of Richard Barstow.

    Baptised 5th February 1558.

    She married William Lum.

    She died in February 1591

    Barstow, Charles
    [1804-1879] Born in Wakefield.

    He was a solicitor in Halifax [1841] / a solicitor at 6 Southgate [1829, 1834] / attorney at Barum Top, Halifax [1850] / Clerk to the Board of Guardians [from the formation in 1836 until his death] / Superintendent Registrar [1850] / Clerk to the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [from the formation in 1856] / Clerk to the Union Education Committee / Parishioners' warden at Halifax Parish Church / Superintendent Registrar for the district / Clerk to the Assessment Committee of the Rural Sanitary Authority.

    He married Eliza [1806-1???] from Manchester.

    Children:

    1. William
    2. Charles [b 1840] who was a commission merchant [1871], a commission agent (oil) [1881]

    The family lived at

    Living with them [in 1841] was Lucy Burton Bennett [aged 60]

    Barstow, George
    [1???-18??] He was first Clerk at the Halifax Workhouse [1837-1877]

    Barstow, Rev Jeremiah
    [1670-1731] Or Bairstow. Minister of Elland Unitarian Chapel [1699-1731], or Elland [1721].

    In 1721, he married a widow, Mrs Clay from Northowram, at Coley.

    He was buried in Elland churchyard

    Barstow, John
    [1919-1944] Aka Jack.

    Son of Christine & Conway Barstow.

    He was educated at Siddal School / a member of Siddal Strict Baptist Sunday School / employed by J. Rhodes, pawnbroker.

    He married Joan.

    They lived at 184 Claremount Road, Halifax, and in Sheffield.

    During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry (City of London Regiment).

    He died in France [7th September 1944] (aged 25).

    He was buried at the London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval, France [13 C 22].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Barstow, Joseph
    [1805-1???] Of Southowram.

    In December 1831, he married Eliza Bowne at Higher Bradfield

    Barstow, Joshua
    [1857-1906]

    In [Q4] 1881, he married Ruth Ann Naylor [1863-1???] in Halifax.


    Ruth Ann was born in Siddal
     

    Children:

    1. Janet [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901, 1911]
    2. Henry Conway / Harry [b 1884] who was a clay miner [1901], a clay miner at fire clay works [1911]
    3. Eliza [b 1886] who was a woollen comber [1901], a cotton winder [1911] and married [1908] Mr Keighley
    4. Sarah [b 1889] who was a housemaid (domestic) [1901]
    5. Willie
    6. Esther [b 1893] who was a machinist [1911]
    7. Samuel Naylor [b 1896] who was a cotton piecer [1911] and served with the Royal Field Artillery [WW1]
    8. Ruth [b 1899]
    9. John Naylor [b 1902]

    The children were born in Siddal.

    The family lived at

    Joshua died in 1906 (aged 49).

    He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [12th March 1906]

    Barstow, Michael
    [1601-1676] Of Halifax.

    Baptised January 1601.

    On 15th February 1624, he married (1) Grace Halstead [1597-1633] from Halifax.

    In 1634, he married (2) Mercy [1605-1640] from Halifax. She emigrated to America with her husband and died in Massachusetts.

    In April 1642, he married (3) Grace Walker [1599-1671] from Norwich, England, and widow of Richard Carver, in Massachusetts.

    He died in Massachusetts

    Barstow, Midgley & Lord
    Legal firm at Equitable Chambers, Halifax. Recorded in 1662

    See William Henry Lord

    Barstow, Richard
    [1520-1571] Of Halifax.

    On 13th June 1547, he married Margaret, widow of Richard Saltonstall.


    Margaret was the widow of Richard Saltonstall
     

    Children:

    1. Lawrence [bapt 1548]
    2. Margaret [bapt 1551]
    3. Edward [bapt 1552]
    4. John [1553-1561]
    5. Sibella [bapt 1554]
    6. Agnes
    7. Richard [he was baptised in 1560 and died before 1565]
    8. Michael [bapt 1562]
    9. Edward [bapt 1563]
    10. Richard [bapt 1565]
    11. Thomas [bapt 1567]

    Barstow, Sowerby Bridge
    An early name for Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge

    Barstow, William
    [1830-1901] JPVD.

    Son of Charles Barstow.

    He was a solicitor & articled clerk  [1851] / Deputy Coroner at 21 Cheapside, Halifax / Coroner for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Honor of Pontefract / a coroner for the County of York [1881] / promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant of the 4th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteers [10th May 1861] / Hon Major of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.

    In 1886, he married Mary Ann Smith [1848-1???] in Whitby.


    Mary Ann came from Melbourne, Australia
     

    They lived at

    He died 4th March 1901

    Barstow, Willie
    [1891-1917] Son of Joshua Barstow.

    Born in Siddal.

    He was a clay miner at fire clay works [1911] / a clay miner at Joseph Morton Limited.

    During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Gunner with the 32nd Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery / Royal Field Artillery.

    He was killed in action in a gun emplacement [29th June 1917] (aged 27).

    He was buried at the Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [IV C 9].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bartey, Charles
    [1853-1903] In April 1903, he was travelling down Ovenden Road in his horse-drawn wagon. The wagon was said to be travelling at great speed when he fell off. He was taken to the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden but died shortly afterwards

    Bartholomew, Rev William Herbert
    [18??-1???] MA.

    Vicar at St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1894]

    Bartlam, Rev William Ernest
    [1857-1942] Son of Ann & William Henry Bartlam of Aston, Warwickshire.

    Born in Handsworth, Staffordshire.

    He was curate at St Matthew's Church, Hammersmith [1896] before becoming Vicar of Luddenden [1909].

    In August 1926, he resigned and retired to Llwyngwril, Merioneth.

    In [Q2] 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Storer in West Bromwich.


    Elizabeth Ann was born in Birmingham
     

    Children:

    1. Eric Walter [b 1892] who was a student at Cambridge [1911] and was ordained in California [1915]

    William Ernest died in Birmingham [Q2 1942] (aged 86) 

    Bartle, Harry
    [1916-1942] Son of Annie Bartle, and nephew of Mr A. V. Bartle of Northowram.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    He died 17th February 1942 (aged 26).

    He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [16]

    Bartle, Ike
    [18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1906]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

    Bartle, James
    [17??-18??] Minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1779-1784]

    Bartle, John
    [16??-17??] From Northowram.

    He married Hannah Northend

    Bartlett, J. E.
    [1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

    He served in World War I.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

    Bartlett, Rev John
    [1829-1???] Born in Portsea, Hampshire.

    He trained at New College, London and served as an Independent minister of Angel Chapel, Worcester [1861] before becoming First Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1870].

    He married Mary [1830-1???] from Salisbury.

    They lived at

    • 25 Foregate Street, Worcester [1861]
    • 3 Park Terrace, Halifax [1871]
    • Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1874]
    • 14 Oxford Street, Nottingham [1881]

    He moved to Nottingham [1875] and to London [1883]

    Bartley, Dennis
    [1919-1939] Son of Annie (née Miles) & Thomas Bartley.

    Born in Todmorden.

    During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 270 Battery 68 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He served as Bartclay.

    He died 14th September 1939.

    He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone. [17 44].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Barton, Albert
    [1923-1943] Son of N & Rufus Barton.

    Born in Mytholmroyd.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

    He was killed in action [20th July 1943] (aged 20).

    He was buried at the Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [IV G 36].

    He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

    Barton, Rev Charles Hairby
    [1849-19??] Son of Elizabeth Baccus (née 1819-1875) & Septimus William Barton 1887-19??, a chemist.

    Born at Trafford Park [1847].

    He was a clerk in a cotton warehouse in Stretford / vicar of Waterhouses, Durham [1881]. before becoming Vicar of St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1891, 1892].

    He was vicar at Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901].

    On 7th October 1880, he married Isabella Gilmour MacKeith [1858-1909] at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Glasgow.


    Isabella was born in Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Margaret (née Mcghie) [1832-1909] & William Mackeith [1816-1872]
     

    They lived at

    • Newhouse Cottages, Lanchester, Durham [1881]
    • St Mary's Vicarage, Saw Hill, Sowerby [1891]
    • The Rectory, Harbledown, Bridge, Kent [1901]

    Isabella died at Bridge, Kent [26th January 1909].

    Charles died in Canterbury, Kent [30th September 1930]

    Barton's: J. & J. Barton
    Builders at Brighouse. Partners included John Barton Snr and John Barton Jnr.

    The partnership was dissolved in May 1864

    Barton, James
    [1857-18??] Born in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire.

    He was an engine driver (steel works) [1891].

    In [Q3] 1883, he married Hannah Jane Muffett [1861-1???] in Barrow in Furness.


    Hannah was born in Colne Bridge
     

    Children:

    1. William Edward

    The family lived at 35 Walney Road, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire [1891].

    Hannah married Joseph Frederick Burrows

    Barton, John
    [1821-1???] Born in Cartmel, Lancashire.

    He was a builder (employing 6 men) [1851] / a builder (employing 8 men) [1861] / a partner with son John in J. & J. Barton [until 1864] / a builder [1871]

    In 1841, he married Lydia Davies [1817-1???] from Liverpool, in Liverpool.

    Children:

    1. John
    2. George Edward [b 1853] who was an architect's apprentice [1871]
    3. Emily Lydia [b 1856]

    The family lived at

    • Windhill, Idle, Bradford [1851]
    • Waring Green, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861]
    • 16 Bradford Road, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]

    Barton, John
    [1843-1???] Son of John Barton.

    Born in Wood Church, Cheshire.

    He and his father were partners in J. & J. Barton

    Barton, William Edward
    [1889-1916] Son of James Barton.

    Born in Barrow-In-Furness.

    His father died, and his mother married Joseph Frederick Burrows. William Edward took his stepfather's surname and was known as William Edward Barton Burrows.

    He was a labourer in steel foundry [1911] / employed by J. M. Bowman.

    He lived at 22 Gerrard Street, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and he served as a Gunner with 110 Battery Royal Field Artillery.

    He was sent to France [October 1915], and never came home on leave again.

    He died 19th October 1916 (aged 27).

    He was buried at the Carnoy Military Cemetery, France [U 5].

    The Halifax Courier [11th November 1916] reported


    [his] brother was a sergeant in a howitzer battery of the Royal Field Artillery, and a brother-in-law went out with the original Expeditionary Force and was wounded at La Basse
     

    Barton, William John
    [18??-19??]

    He was a brewer [1901, 1905].

    See William Ambler

    Barum
    An open sewer which ran through Barum Top and Crown Street, Halifax in the 19th century

    Barum House, Halifax
    House built at Harrison Road / Barum Top in 1???.

    Owners and tenants have included

    It was demolished [??] in 1877 to widen Bull Close Lane.

    It was demolished in 1938

    See Barum Top

    Barum Top, Halifax
    House.

    People recorded here include:

    See Barum House, Halifax

    Barum Top, Halifax

    Barwell, Jack
    [1919-1943] Son of Lily & John Charles Barwell of Illingworth.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 1 Maritime Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He died 9th March 1943 (aged 24).

    He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [80 2]

    Barwell, William
    [1843-1883] Shoemaker.

    Born in Weldon, Northamptonshire.

    He lived at 9 Abbey Street, Halifax.

    He died 24th June 1883.

    He was buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

    Barwood
    Are between Friendly and Luddendenfoot

    Bascomb, A.
    [1876-1???] In 1886, the 10-year-old boy was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of T. H. Farrar at Hebden Bridge on 26th July 1886

    Basin Stone, Todmorden
    Natural rocky outcrop on Langfield Common above Todmorden with a large rocking-stone. The stone was used by itinerant preachers.

    In 1842, A. W. Bayes painted a Chartist meeting which was held here when Ben Rushton addressed the crowd. The painting hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall

    The Hudsonites held their annual meetings here on Spaw Sunday

    Baskervile, John
    [16??-16??] Curate at Rastrick [1666]

    Baskerville, Edward
    [16??-17??] A Midgley clothier.

    He owned Lacey Hey Farm, Midgley [1699]

    The Basket-Maker's Shop: Shibden Hall
    This is in the Folk Museum at Shibden Hall. There are examples of tools and equipment which was used in basket-making and the production of baskets and chairs

    Baslow, Jonathan
    [1793-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

    He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

    Baslow, William
    [1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

    Bassett, Arthur
    [19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1939-1946]. He won caps for Wales and for Great Britain while at Halifax, and, in 1946 against Australia

    Bastide, David
    [1835-1913] Son of Lewis Bastide.

    Born in Elland.

    He was a pupil teacher at a National School in Elland [1851] / a schoolmaster [1861, 1871, 1881] / a certificated school master [1891] / a retired schoolmaster [1901, 1911]

    In 1857, he married Emma Rhodes [1833-1915] from Halifax, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Emmeline Elizabeth [b 1861]
    2. Annie [b 1862] who was a teacher of music & painting [1901]
    3. Harry
    4. Rhoda [b 1868]; who was a dress maker [1891]
    5. Florence [b 1869] who was a teacher in voluntary school [1901]
    6. Arthur [b 1870] who was a solicitor [1901]
    7. Ernest [b 1875] who was a chemist's apprentice [1891]

    The family lived at

    • All Saints School House, Dudwell, Skircoat [1861]
    • Dudwell Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1871]
    • Land? Post Office Yard, Elland with Greetland [1881]
    • 100 Southgate, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]

    Bastide, David
    [1878-1918] Son of Phoebe (née Crowther) [1837-1891] & William Lewis Bastide [1837-1887] of Elland.

    Born in Elland.

    During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers 20th (T.F.) Depot.

    He died 2nd May 1918.

    He was buried at Elland Cemetery [C 169].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

    Bastide, H.
    [18??-19??] Established Rawroyds Mill Company at Elland

    Bastide's: H. Bastide & Company
    Legal firm at Albany Chambers, Halifax [1905]. Partners included Harry Bastide

    Bastide, Harry
    [1866-1944] Son of David Bastide.

    Born in Salterhebble, Halifax.

    He was educated at Rishworth Grammar School [1881] He qualified as a solicitor in May 1888. He was a solicitor [1891, 1934] / partner in H. Bastide & Company

    In 1890, he married Mary Elizabeth Ford [1865-1917] from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

    Children:

    1. Ernest Percival [b 1895]
    2. Norman Ford [b 1897]
    3. Winifred Mary [b 1901]
    4. Hilda Annie [b 1903]

    The family lived at

    • 16 Victoria Road, Elland [1891]
    • 24 Victoria Road, Elland [1901]
    • Strathlea, Victoria Road, Elland [1911]

    Bastide, Lewis
    [1804-1866] Born in Leeds.

    He was a weaver [1841] / a hand loom weaver (woollen) journey man [1851] / a woollen hand loom weaver [1861].

    On 29th May 1825, he married Elizabeth Chadwick [1806-1855] from Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1831]
    2. David
    3. William Lewis [b 1838]

    The family lived at

    • Eastgate, Elland with Greetland [1841]
    • Quebec Street, Elland [1851, 1861]

    Bastow, Dr
    [1794-18??] In 1807, he started work as a stable-boy for a Halifax surgeon.

    He then trained as a card maker with John Goldthorp.

    In 1815, he was a journeyman.

    In March 1820, he entered the army, and was discharged after 2 months.

    He later set up business as an apothecary.

    In 1822, he went on trial for practising as an apothecary in Halifax without having qualified or being licensed. He was fined £20

    Bastow, Rev Jonathan
    [18??-18??] From Madison College, USA. Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [May 1862]. He served for a few months

    Bastow, Norman
    [18??-18??] He served in World War I.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

    Bate, Albert
    [1893-1918] MM.

    Son of David Bate.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a player / member of Ovenden Club / a wire drawer's apprentice [1901, 1911] / a wiredrawer at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works / a Territorial.

    During World War I, he was called-up [8/1914], and served as a Corporal with C Depot Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, Royal Artillery & Tank Corps.

    He was gassed and wounded in the arm [4th July 1917], and hospitalised in Long Eaton V.A.D. Hospital.

    He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]


    for bravery in a bombing raid on 12th-13th June, together with a recommendation card from the General and the ribbon from his C.O. He had previously received a recommendation card for distinguished service in the field [14th-17th November 1916]
     

    In [Q2] 1918, he married Catherine O'Hare.

    He died of wounds at Catterick Military Hospital [4th July 1918] (aged 24).

    He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 505].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. and on the Memorial at North Parade Baptist Church.

    His cousin Harry Bate also died in the War

    Bate, Rev Alexander
    [15??-1674] Of Chelford, Cheshire. He became Curate at Lightcliffe [1661-1673].

    Heywood includes him in his list of the great number of wretched drunken preachers at Lightcliffe.

    He was the second husband of Mary Northend, Mrs Holdsworth.

    He lived at – and owned – various properties in the district, including Cromwellbottom Hall, Crow Nest Mansion, Giles House and Siddal Hall. He also owned land in Cheshire

    Bate, David
    [1871-1???] Son of John Bate.

    Born in Warrington, Lancashire.


    In 1891, both David & his brother Thomas Bate were lodgers with Mary Speak
     

    He was a wire drawer's labourer [1901] / a wire works labourer [1911].

    In 1893, he married Christiana Lowe at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


    Christiana was the daughter of Tom Lowe
     

    Children:

    1. Albert
    2. Sarah Ellen [1895-1901]
    3. Ethel [b 1903]
    4. Lilian [b 1907]
    5. Gertrude [b 1911]

    The family lived at

    • 42 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1901]
    • 41 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them [in 1901] was brother sister-in-law Mary Ann Lowe

    Bate, Harry
    [1895-1917] Son of Thomas Bate.

    He was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade / a member of Stannary Boys' Brigade / a member of St John's Ambulance Brigade / an apprentice at James Royston, Son & Company, Shroggs Wire Works.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 61st Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

    He served in the Dardanelles & France.

    He was killed in action in a night bombing raid [29th October 1917] (aged 22).

    He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [X A 1].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax.

    His cousin Albert Bate also died in the War

    Bate, John
    [18??-1???] He was nail maker [1893]

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Thomas
    2. David
    3. Harry Bate [b 1876] who was a wire tester [1901]

    Bate, Thomas
    [1868-1926] Son of John Bate.

    Born in Warrington, Lancashire.

    He was a blacksmith's labourer [1901] / a gas stoker [1911].

    In [Q1] 1895, he married Florence Emma Loney [1870-1956] in Halifax.


    In 1891, both Thomas Bate and Florence Loney were lodgers with Mary Speak
     

    Children:

    1. Harry
    2. Edith Mary [1898]
    3. Christina [1900]
    4. Willie [1902]
    5. Arthur [1907]
    6. Robert [1911]

    The family lived at 43 Shroggs Terrace, Halifax.

    Son Harry died in World War I. His nephew Albert Bate also died in the War.

    Thomas died in Halifax [Q3 1926] (aged 58).

    Florence died in the Don Valley [Q1 1956] (aged 85) 

    Bateain, Northowram

    Batehayne, Northowram
    Property owned by Thomas Fourness [1480].

    The name may be from Old Norse words bait and hegn, meaning pasture enclosure and has other forms including Bate End, Batehaynes, Baitehayne, Baint Hame, and Bateain.

    On Fourness's death, the property passed to the owners of the Manor of Shelf Hall.

    In 1655, the Halliday family leased the property from the Dearden family.

    The Hallidays found clay here and established a pottery. The will of Richard Halliday [1778] mentions coal mines here.

    In 1872, Tom, son of Isaac Halliday gave up the lease on the property.

    See Ebenezer Redman

    Bateley, George
    [18??-18??] He was landlord of the Brown Cow, Elland [1881]

    Bateman & Shaw
    Carpet manufacturers at Berry Lane, Halifax [1816]. Partners included Joseph Bateman

    Bateman, Ann
    [1828-1910] Daughter of Joshua Bateman.

    Born 22nd September 1828.

    Baptised at Cleckheaton [7th November 1830].

    In 1858, she married George Earnshaw.

    They had no children.

    In every census after 1861, Ann is visiting relations in Ovenden & Laneshawbridge, Colne. By 1891, she is living with sister Hannah at Clifton House, Halifax. She continues living there after Hannah's death, by which time Hannah's eldest child Richard is head of the household. She is still there in 1901 living with Richard.


    Perhaps the Earnshaw couple didn't get on and the various visits were prolonged!
     

    She died 6th April 1910.

    She was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden in the Hodgson grave along with nephew William [her sister Hannah's 2nd son] & his wife Louisa Hodgson & other members of the family. She is not buried with her husband

    Bateman, Anthony Collins
    [1835-1895] Son of Joshua Bateman.

    Born 19th June 1835.

    Baptised at Birstal Chapel, Cleckheaton [26th July 1835]

    He was a tea and hop merchant.

    On 18th June 1861, he married Sarah Ann Catlow.


    Sarah Ann is mentioned in Mrs Cryer's book Memories of Colne
     

    Children:

    1. Alice Maud [b 1867]
    2. Lucy Ann [1878-1941]
    3. Harriet Emma [1876-1941]
    4. Annie [1865-1950]

    He died in Halifax

    Bateman, Daniel
    [1727-1785] Son of Jonas Bateman.

    Born in Coley [14th January 1727]. He married Rosemund Pratt.

    Children:

    1. Dorothy [1752-1828]

    He died in Lightcliffe

    Bateman, Daniel
    [1740-1789] Son of Jonas Bateman.

    Born in Oakenshaw.

    In 1762, he married Rebekah/Rebecca Rhodes [1739-1???].

    Children:

    1. Jonas [b 1703]
    2. William
    3. Susannah [b 1767]
    4. John [17??-1812]
    5. Daniel
    6. Joshua

    Bateman, Daniel
    [1767-1849] Son of Daniel Bateman.

    He married Patience Wilkinson [1774-1807].

    Children:

    1. William
    2. James
    3. Martha
    4. Samuel
    5. Rebecca
    6. Mary
    7. Marius
    8. Ann

    Bateman, Daniel
    [1825-1904] Son of Joshua Bateman.

    Born 30th October 1825.

    Baptised at Cleckheaton [27th November 1825].

    He was a butcher [1849].

    On 13th June 1849, he married Ann Hudson at Halifax Parish Church.


    Ann was the daughter of Joseph Hudson, sadler
     

    He died 6th August 1904

    Bateman, Harry
    [1897-19??] Of Long Lover Lane, Pellon.

    On 24th August 1921, he was one of a number of servicemen aboard Airship R38 which exploded and crashed into the River Humber. He escaped with his life.

    Fellow crew-member Frank Smith was killed in the accident

    Bateman, John
    [1518-1561] Of Northowram Park, Halifax.

    Born before 1518.

    He married Margaret.

    Children:

    1. John
    2. Mary [b 1570]

    He died after 1561

    Bateman, John
    [1540-1???] Son of John Bateman.

    Born before 1540.

    In 1561, he married Alice Croft.

    Children:

    1. John

    Bateman, John
    [1568-1639] Son of John Bateman.

    In 1599, he married Margaret Aldersley [15??-1637].

    Children:

    1. Samuel [1601-1684]
    2. John
    3. Elizabeth [b 1607]
    4. Andrew [1610-1624]
    5. Daniel [b 1615]

    Bateman, John
    [1604-16??] Son of John Bateman.

    In 1635, he married Grace Firth [1614-1649].

    Children:

    1. child who died between 1635 and 1644
    2. John
    3. child who died between 1636 and 1644
    4. child who died between 1636 and 1644
    5. child who died between 1636 and 1644
    6. Grace [b 1646]
    7. Jessy [1649-1649]

    Bateman, John
    [1636-1???] Son of John Bateman.

    In 1657, he married Mary Law.

    Children:

    1. Jonas

    Bateman, John Frederick La Trobe
    [1810-1889] Engineer who built many of the local reservoirs

    Bateman, John Henry
    [1863-1929]

    In 1896, he married Maria.

    They both died in Bradford

    Bateman, Jonas
    [1659-1742] Son of John Bateman.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a miller at Coley Mill.

    On 1st May 1701, he married Susannah Woods [1661-1747] in Wakefield Cathedral.

    Children:

    1. Dorothy [1701-1723]
    2. Jonas
    3. Daniel

    Bateman, Jonas
    [1703-1755] Son of Jonas Bateman.

    He was a miller at Bailiff Bridge and at Oakenshaw.

    He married Judith Mann [1704-1774].


    Judith was born in Lightcliffe
     

    Children:

    1. William [b 1737]
    2. Dorothy [1735-1736]
    3. Susannah [b 1737]
    4. John [17??-1759]
    5. Daniel
    6. Jonas [1742-1805]
    7. James [b 1744]
    8. Mary [b 1747 ]
    9. Joshua [b 1752]
    10. Rebekah

    The family lived at Snake Hill, Rastrick.

    Jonas died in a high flood at Oakenshaw [1755].

    Judith died 1st October 1774

    Bateman, Joseph
    [17??-18??] Carpet manufacturer at Berry Lane, Halifax [1822].

    See Bateman & Shaw

    Bateman, Joseph
    [1807-1892] Born in Shelf.

    He was a spice maker at Northgate, Halifax [1851, 1859] / a grocer and confectioner [1861] / a spice manufacturer [1871] / a confectioner [1881].

    In July 1859, he accused William Town, a traveller with his firm, of embezzling goods. The case was dismissed.

    In 1835, he married (1) Martha Nichol [1811-1860] from Northowram, at Elland Parish Church.

    In 1860, he married (2) Harriet Wheelwright [1816-1888] from Mytholmroyd/Wadsworth/Erringden, in Halifax.

    The family lived at

    • Charles Town Street, Northowram [1841]
    • 57 Northgate, Halifax [1871, 1881]
    • 1 Luke Street, Northowram [1891]

    Bateman, Joshua
    [1797-1871] Son of William Bateman.

    He was a farmer [1841] / a cattle dealer and licensee of the Buck's Arms, Causeway Foot [1845] / an innkeeper, farmer & cattle dealer [1851] / a cattle dealer [1861] / a retired farmer [1871].

    On 6th January 1825, he married (1) Harriet Collins at St Peter's Birstall.


    Harriet was the daughter of Anthony Collins
     

    Children:

    1. Daniel
    2. Mary [1826-1850] who married David Goldthorp Sugden
    3. Hannah [1829-1899] who married Edwin Hodgson
    4. Ann
    5. Emma [1833-1905] who married [1856] Joseph Thwaites [1835-1904] in Bradford
    6. Anthony Collins

    Harriet died in 1837.

    On 23rd January 1839, he married (2) Susan [Susey] Hartley [1807-1876].


    Susan came from Laneshawbridge, Colne. She was a landlady near Halifax [1851]
     

    Children:

    1. Robert Hartley [1839-1891] who never married
    2. James [1839-1841]
    3. Elizabeth [1842-1842]
    4. William

    Sons Robert Hartley & William both spent the rest of their lives in Colne, setting up R & W Bateman wholesale and retail grocers in 1869 at 41 Church Street there.

    The family lived at

    • Birkby Lane, Clifton [1841]
    • Causey Foot, Ovenden [1851]
    • Hodgson Building, Mason Square, Ovenden [1861]
    • Laneshaw Bridge, Colne, Lancashire [1871]

    Living with them [in 1861] was their granddaughter Sarah A. Hodgson.

    He died at Laneshawbridge on [23rd April 1871]

    Bateman, Samuel
    [1799-1860] Of Croft House, Wibsey.

    Son of Daniel Bateman.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Lucy [1826-1852] who married David Goldthorp Sugden

    Bateman, William
    [1765-1842] Son of Daniel Bateman.

    Born in Birstall.

    In 1791, he married Hannah Jowett.

    Children:

    1. Martha [b 1792]
    2. Jonas [1794-1847]
    3. Joshua
    4. William [b 1799]
    5. Smalley Jowett [1803-1885]

    In 1841, he is living with son Jonas.

    He died in Cleckheaton [aged 78]. Buried 15th November 1842

    Bateman, William
    [1843-1909] Son of Joshua Bateman.

    Born in Ovenden.

    He was a grocer in Colne. He and his brother Robert Hartley both spent their lives in Colne, setting up R & W Bateman wholesale and retail grocers in 1869 at 41 Church Street there.

    In 1877, he married Annie Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Oates, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Ethel May who married Mr Duckworth
    2. Walter Norman who took over the grocery business
    3. Susan Dorothy who never married and lived her whole life in Halifax
    4. Henry Percival who died aged 2
    5. Robert Stanley

    Bates...
    The entries for people with the surname Bates are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Bates family tomb, Halifax
    A table tomb at Halifax Parish Church.

    This bears memorials to many members of the Bates family of Halifax, including Judith Bates and her husband, William Turney

    Bates & Garsed
    Damask manufacturers at Argyle Street, Halifax [1874]

    Bates & Nortcliffe
    Manufacturer of high and low-carbon wire at Perseverance Mill, Brighouse [1915-1963].

    The business was taken over by Hawkins & Tipson Group [1962] and moved to the Leopold Wire Works, Brighouse [1963] to join Royston's

    Bates & Sheard
    Engineers at Halifax. Partners included T. Bates, S. Sheard, and J. Sheard.

    In 1852, the partnership was declared bankrupt

    Bates & Son
    Machine makers at Greenup's Mill, Warley [1867]

    Bates & Whiteley
    Card makers.

    Partners included W. Bates and J. Whiteley.

    The partnership was dissolved in September 1822

    Bates & Williamson
    Common brewers at Warley.

    Partners included Henry Bates and Henry Williamson.

    In June 1852, the business was declared bankrupt

    Bates's: Ely Bates & Company
    Merchants at Gibbet Hill [1829]. Partners included Ely Bates

    Bates's Gift
    Brian Bates bequeathed a sum of 20/- per annum from his estate in Blackledge Steel known as Yeathouse. The payments continued until 1813

    Bates's: J. C. Bates & Sons Limited
    Brighouse motor business. Established by James Cocksedge Bates in the 1920s. The company is still selling cars at Bradford Road, Brighouse today

    Bates's: John & William Bates
    Quarry owners at Park Quarry, Pellon [1905]

    Bates's: Michael Bates & Sons
    Bakers and confectioners at Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1905] Established by Michael Bates and his sons

    Bates's: Timothy Bates & Company
    Founded by Timothy Bates at Bank Foundry in 1786.

    It was one of the oldest engineering firms in the district.

    George Bates carried on the family business after his father's death [1823].

    In 1834, Joseph Pollit, his grandson, took over the company.

    In 1865, he was joined by Eustace Wigzell, and the company became Pollit & Wigzell

    Bates's: William Bates, Son & Company Limited
    Engineers, manufacturers of textile machinery, brass & iron founders.

    Established in 1820.

    Partners included William Bates, Nathaniel Bates, Charles William Bates, and C. Bates.

    They were at Bank Foundry, Sowerby Bridge and Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge [? 1930s]

    Bateson, Frederick
    [1871-1954] Son of George Bateson.

    Born in Eccleshill, Bradford.

    He moved to Ripponden during the late 1870s with his father.

    George came to work on the railway at Rishworth.

    Frederic worked in various jobs, including selling firewood etc door to door, and caretaker of a Temperance Hotel in Horbury [1901-1902], but mostly as a paper finisher.

    In 1894, he married Ellen, daughter of Benjamin Berry.

    In 1907, he emigrated to the USA, travelling on the Lusitania on the ship's fourth crossing of the Atlantic, leaving his wife in Ripponden. He returned the following year, due to health problems. These may have related to his wife, who suffered from a heart condition.

    He was an insurance agent in Ripponden, [1911] / a member of Sowerby Town Council [1919].

    By 1921, he was operating a bus service between Rishworth and Sowerby Bridge. He had three buses: a Ford [a converted lorry], a Leyland, and a Vulcan.

    It is said that, when income from the rival tram service from Triangle to Sowerby Bridge dropped sharply, he was told that if he did not agree to operate only from Rishworth to the tram terminus at Triangle, then the tram services would be withdrawn.

    In August 1922, he applied to Sowerby Town Council for a license to operate motor buses but this was ignored by the council because they had not been informed by the Department of Transport as to the conditions that should be imposed.

    He served as Chairman of the Special Sewerage Committee; representative for Sowerby Town Council on the Sowerby Bridge & District Education Committee; the Local Old Age Pensions Committee.

    In December 1924, one of his buses was struck from behind by a bus owned by rivals Hirst's, and the conductor was killed. Within 8 weeks, he had sold his buses to the Ryburn Garage & Transport Company of Sowerby Bridge, who applied for a license in their own name.

    He then bought Delph Field farm at Kebroyd. He farmed there until 1932 when his wife died. He rented out the farm but continued to keep a few hens on one corner of the property.

    He died in 1954 [aged 83]

    Bateson, George
    [1824-1895] From Bradford.

    During the late 1870s, he and son Frederick moved to Ripponden. George went to work on the extension of the railway to Rishworth, which was begun in 1873.

    He married Sarah Teale.


    Sarah had 2 sons by her previous marriage: John Benjamin Simpson and George William Simpson
     

    Children:

    1. Frederick
    2. Isaac
    3. Abraham
    4. Joe
    5. Eliza-Anna
    6. Betsy
    7. Mary
    8. Sarah-Ann
    9. Emily

    Bateson, Isaac
    [1867-1???] Son of George Bateson.

    In 1892, he married Lucinda Hallowell [1868-1???].

    Children:

    1. George [1896-1951] who became an Alderman in Keighley
    2. Ernest
    3. Lily
    4. Nellie

    He emigrated to the USA and became a mill engine man in Detroit

    Bateson, John
    [12??-1337] In 1337, a case is recorded at the York Assizes in which
    Robert and John Copley, sons of John Copley, were accused with John, son of Robert of Tong, for slaying John Bateson, son of Bartholomew the lister of Halifax, at Woodkirk on the Wednesday before the feast of St Peter ad Vinculum

    See Bate the Lister and John Lister

    Bathe, Phyllis de
    [1869-1948] CBE.

    Youngest daughter of General Sir Henry de Bathe Bt.

    In 1887, she married Sir Savile Brinton Crossley.

    During World War I, she was matron of Crossley and Chevely Park hospitals.

    She was interested in horses and horse-racing

    Batho, Leonard
    [1895-1914] He was a member of Illingworth Church & Sunday School & Church Lads' Brigade.

    He was a Territorial for 2 years.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He died 24th September 1914 (aged 19).

    He is (possibly) remembered on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

    Baths

    Baths & Turkish Baths

    Batie, Mrs Hannah Longbottom
    [1844-1936] Born at Bradshaw. Née Hannah Longbottom.

    She became known as a Spiritualist.

    She was a pupil, and later a teacher, at Mount Tabor Wesleyan School. She started work as a dressmaker and began to practise as a medium in 1862. She toured throughout the north of England, and claimed her grandfather spoke through her. Between 1900-1904 the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle reports that she gave several talks at the Spiritualist Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge

    In 1877, she married Joseph Batie.

    In 1878, she went to the USA with her husband who went into business with his two brothers.

    In 1896, they returned to England and she continued giving audiences at Winding Road Spiritual Mission.

    She was said to be the oldest medium in England.

    After Joseph's death, she lived at 1 Dike Side, Houldsworth, Halifax [1911].

    She died at 16 Roils Head Road, Halifax.

    She was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [29th April 1936], alongside her husband

    Batie, Joseph
    [1845-1907] Born in Urpeth, Durham.

    In 1877, he married Hannah Longbottom in Halifax.

    They had no children.

    In 1878, he and his wife went to the USA to go into business with his two brothers. In 1896, they returned to England.

    He was a church caretaker [1901].


    Question: Could this be the St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax on Alma Street?

     

    They lived at

    • 20 Alma Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 57 Prospect Place, Mount Tabor [1907, 1936]

    He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Line H, grave 4 [31st May 1907], alongside his wife

    The Batley family of Halifax

    Batley, Charles Harrison
    [1786-1835] Harrison was his paternal name.

    He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge [1810] / a barrister / a solicitor in Halifax / MP for Beverley [1826].

    He owned Savile Hall which he leased to James Edward Norris [1830]. Batley's widow inherited the estate and sold it to Norris for £1,928.

    He lived at Fitzroy Square, London [1829-1833]

    Batley, Jeremiah
    [1???-1???] He was Master of Heywood's School

    Batley, Jeremiah
    [17??-1810] Of Bull Close, Halifax.

    He lived at Lamb's Conduit Street, London.

    He died at his home in Masham [30th October 1810].

    An obituary noted that

    In 1780, he wrote and later published a letter to Mr Wyville on the subject of parliamentary reform, and afterwards published several other political tracts which were approved and admired for their acuteness and moderation, by able distinguished individuals of different parties

    Batley, John
    [16??-1???] Of Bull Close, Halifax.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Grace [16??-1733] who married Richard Walker

    Batley, John
    [1651-1717] A Halifax salter.

    In 16??, he married Susannah.

    Children:

    1. Thomas [1683-1702]
    2. Jeremiah
    3. James
    4. Mary
    5. Susannah

    The epitaph on the memorial for him and son Thomas in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions.

    See Brownhirst, Ovenden

    Batley, John Henry
    [18??-19??]

    He was President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited / first President of Thornhill Briggs Working Men's Club, Brighouse.

    He retired 28th April 1911.

    He lived at Manley Street, Brighouse

    Batley, Kathleen
    [1927-1946] A mill-worker from Sowerby Bridge.

    She was killed by a shot from a pistol which she was examining at her home

    Batley, Manor of
    Several properties in Shibden – including Horner House, Shibden - were in the Manor of Batley

    Batt, E. A.
    [19??-19??] He lived at Woodleigh, Brighouse.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. son
    2. James Eric Henry who married [1953] Dagmar Maria Wright from Accra, Gold Coast

    Batt, Elizabeth
    [1???-16??] Daughter of Robert Batt of Oakwell Hall, Birstall.

    She was the second wife of Dr Richard Marsh.

    She died in childbirth

    Batt, Henry
    [15??-15??] He lived at Batt Hill, Halifax. In 1570, he moved to Oakwell Hall, Birstall

    Batt Hill, Halifax
    Haley Hill. Property owned by Henry Batt. It was later known as Haley Hill, Halifax

    Batte, Richard
    [13??-14??] He was Constable of Northowram.

    In 1401, he and his fellow officers attested that

    Richard de Mekesburgh had opened the soil of the Lord in Shibden and acquired sea coals there without a licence

    Batterton, Robert Edward
    [1893-1917] Son of Mrs M. Batterton of 16 Pearson Street, Halifax.

    Born in Halifax.

    He worked for Brooke's Limited at Hipperholme.

    During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was killed at the Battle of Cambrai [20th November 1917].

    He was buried at the Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquières, France [II B 7].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Battinson, Adam
    [1786-1868] Born in Wilsden.

    He was a woolcomber at Warley [1827] / a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 24 acres [1851]

    In 1827, he married Sarah Atkinson [1805-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Sarah came from Stairburn
     

    Children:

    1. Susannah Atkinson [b 1829]
    2. Adam

    The family lived at Upper Height, Ovenden [1841, 1851]

    Battinson, Adam
    [1809-1869] Born in Colne, Lancashire.

    He was a machinist [1841] / a clothes broker at Causeway, Halifax [1845] / landlord of the Duke William, Halifax [1850] / landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1855] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1853-1868] / Councillor for Market Ward [1860] / landlord of the Corporation Arms, Halifax [1864] / in business at Hall Street, Halifax [1866] / an Alderman for the Southowram Ward [1866].

    On 21st August 1850, he was one of a number of local innkeepers who were fined £2 and costs at the Brewster Sessions for knowingly permitting prostitutes and those of notorious character to be drinking in their house, contrary to the spirit of their licence.

    In 1830, he married Lydia Williamson [1811-1???] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Margaret [b 1831]
    2. Hannah Williamson
    3. John [b 1835]
    4. Isaac Williamson
    5. Sarah [b 1845]

    The family lived at

    • Ann Street, Halifax [1841]
    • 7 Bridge Street, Halifax [1851]
    • Park Terrace [1866]

    Living with them [in 1851] were lodger John Walker [aged 50] (wool comber) from Halifax, and servant John Taylor [aged 25] (farm labourer) from Shrewsbury

    He died 26th October 1869.

    He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

    See Battinson Street, Southowram and Henry Edmunds

    Battinson, Adam
    [1840-1904] Son of Adam Battinson.

    Born in Ovenden.

    He was a market warehouseman [1871] / a mill manager [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a farmer and attendance officer [1901]

    In 1864, he married Ellen Eastwood [1836-1902] from Luddenden, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Sarah Jane [b 1867]
    2. John Adam [b 1871]
    3. May [b 1876]

    The family lived at

    Battinson & Company
    Machine woolcombers at New Brunswick Mill, Halifax [1874]

    Battinson, George
    [18??-18??] He lived at Savile Road, Halifax [1874]

    Battinson, George Adam
    [18??-1???] He was a director of the Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society [1872]

    Battinson, Hannah Williamson
    [1831-1897] (Possibly) daughter of Adam Battinson.

    She married J. H. Pedder. She died after a long and severe illness in Wellington, New Zealand

    Battinson, Isaac Williamson
    [1839-1919] Son of Adam Battinson.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a machine woolcomber [1871] / a retired wooltop manufacturer [1881] / living on his own means [1891, 1901, 1911].

    In 1865, he married Mary Hirst Baldwin [1836-1902] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. William Dyson [b 1866]
    2. Barbara Dyson [b 1869]
    3. Ada [b 1870]
    4. Edith Mary [b 1871]
    5. Louis [b 1873]
    6. Helena [b 1874]
    7. Kathleen Dyson [b 1875]

    The family lived at

    • 13 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871, 1874]
    • 28 Talgarth Road, Fulham [1881]
    • 35 Glendwr Road, Fulham [1891]
    • Naseby, Willesden, Middlesex [1901]
    • 16 Lisgar Terrace, Fulham [1911]

    Battinson's: J. & G. Battinson
    Woolstaplers and top makers at Cross Church Street, Halifax [1874]

    Battinson Road School Baths, Halifax

    Battle, Rebecca
    [1770-1817] Born near Brough in the East Riding.

    She married Captain Jeremy Lister. Mother of Anne Lister.

    Her money bought their estate, Skelfler in East Yorkshire. In later years, her drinking caused unhappiness in the family.

    She was buried at Market Weighton

    Batty, George Smith
    [1863-1929] Born in Halifax.

    He was a laundry machine worker [1889].

    On 20th July 1889, he married Mary Maria Adams [1867-1920] in Scarborough.


    Mary Maria was born in Birmingham
     

    Children:

    1. George William
    2. Beatrice Maud [1893-1961]
    3. Doris May [1895-1990]
    4. Claud Vincent [1897-1970] who was a grocer's assistant and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) during World War I
    5. Norman Douglas [1900-1933] who was a fitter and served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) during World War I
    6. Cecil Brinton [1901-1902]
    7. Leslie Broomfield Whitaker [1903-1985] who died in Ohio, USA

    The children were born in Halifax & baptised at All Souls, Haley Hill.

    The family lived at 9 Corporation Street, Halifax

    Batty, George Whittaker
    [1891-1918] He was a member of the Good Shepherd Choir / an overlooker at Crossley's Carpets / a bombing & gas instructor at Hartlepool [World War I].

    He lived at 27 Corporation Street, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

    He was killed while clearing shells from a bombed Ammunition train [27th May 1918] (aged 27).

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

    Batty, George William
    [1892-1918] Son of George Smith Batty.

    Born in Halifax [29th February 1892].

    He worked in a cotton mill.

    During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

    He died 24th July 1918.

    He was buried at the Saint-Erme Communal Cemetery Extension, France [A 19]

    Batty, Harry
    [1892-1915] Son of John Batty.

    He was an apprentice gardener [1911] / a member of King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School.

    At the outbreak of War, he was in Dublin.

    During World War I, he enlisted [May 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was wounded [23rd January 1915].

    He died of wounds [24th January 1915].

    He was buried at the Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium [II I 34].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brother Joseph Arnold also died in the War

    Batty, James
    [1829-1885] Son of John Batty.

    Born in Southowram.

    He was a wire drawer [1851] / a wire drawer (out of employ) [1881]

    On 3rd June 1850, he married Hannah Marie Whitaker [1828-1???].


    Hannah Marie was born in Warley
     

    Children:

    1. Margaret Ann [b 1859] who was a worsted twister [1881] and married William Richardson
    2. John
    3. George S [b 1864] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]
    4. William [b 1867] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]

    The family lived at 8 Charlestown Road, Northowram [1881].

    James died in Halifax [11th March 1885]

    Batty, John
    [1787-1865] Born in Lightcliffe.

    He was a labourer [1808] / a cloth draper [1841] / a farmer of 16 acres [1851].

    On 12th May 1808, he married Susannah / Susey Hemingway [1788-1870] of Southowram.

    Children:

    1. Martha Ann [1808-1879] who married John Proctor
    2. Samuel [b 1816] who was a cloth draper [1841]
    3. Daniel [b 1816] who was an ag.lab [1841]
    4. Mary [1819-1873] who married John Widdop
    5. Susannah [1823-1908] who never married
    6. Elizabeth [1825-1901]
    7. James

    The family lived at

    The couple were buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

    Batty, John
    [18??-1???] He was a wine merchant [1897].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Ada [b 1878] who married Harry Crossley

    Batty, John
    [1848-1905] Son of William Batty.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a blacksmith [1871] / a worsted weaver [1871] / a plasterer's labourer [1881] / a whitewasher [1891, 1901].

    In [Q1] 1871, he married Isabel Gardner at Halifax Parish Church.


    Isabel was born in Manchester, the daughter of John Gardner
     

    Children:

    1. Sarah Alice [b 1872]
    2. John William [b 1875] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a worsted yarn hawker [1901]
    3. Clara Anne [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a worsted weaver [1901]
    4. Mary Elizabeth [b 1880]
    5. Emma [b 1882]
    6. Joseph Arnold
    7. Lena [b 1887] who was a hair pad maker [1911]
    8. Leonard [b 1888] who was a doffer woollen mill [1901], an engineer's fitter [1911]
    9. Florence Isabel [b 1890] who was a jeweller's polisher [1911]
    10. Harry

    In 1871, the couple were living with Isabel's family.

    The family lived at

    • 16 Whiteley Street, Halifax [1881]
    • 28 Shaw Street, Halifax [1891]
    • 27 Summergate Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

    Sons Joseph Arnold & Harry died in World War I

    Batty, John
    [1861-1???] Son of James Batty.

    He was a hotel boots (out of employ) [1881] / a cotton scutcher [1891] / a general labourer [1901].

    He never married.

    In 1891, he was living with his sister Margaret Ann.

    He lived at 26 Cross Hills, Halifax [1901, 1911].

    Living with John in 1901 were his sister Margaret Ann and her children, and 2 boarders.

    Living with John in 1911 were his sister Margaret Ann and her children, his nephew Norman Batty, and 1 boarder

    Batty, Joseph
    [17??-17??] Clockmaker of Clark Bridge. Recorded in 1780

    Batty, Joseph Arnold
    [1885-1918] Son of John Batty.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / an oiler (woollen mill) [1901] / a paviour for Halifax Corporation.

    During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

    He died in hospital of a gunshot wound [27th March 1918] (aged 32).

    He was buried at the Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, France [Sp Mem 1].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brother Harry also died in the War

    Batty, Samuel Watson
    [1867-1955] Son of Samuel William Batty.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was an errand boy [1881] / a watch maker [1891, 1901] / a watch maker at King Cross, Halifax.

    In his will, he left £15,000 to the Halifax Council of Social Welfare for the creation of The Samuel Watson Batty Trust. This money was to be invested and the income to be distributed

    for extra comforts among the necessitous poor of Halifax of 65 years of age or over, preference being given to residents in the King Cross area of Halifax

    Batty, Samuel William
    [1837-1903] Born in Halifax.

    He was an ironmonger's assistant [1871, 1881] / an agent for coal [1891] / living on own means [1901]

    In 1861, he married Sarah Ellen Watson [1841-19??] from Hebden Bridge, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Sarah Lydia [b 1862]
    2. Fanny L [b 1864]
    3. Julia [b 1866]
    4. Samuel Watson
    5. Herbert [b 1873]
    6. child who died in infancy
    7. child who died in infancy
    8. child who died in infancy
    9. child who died in infancy
    10. child who died in infancy
    11. child who died in infancy

    The family lived at

    • 23 Raglan Street, Halifax [1871]
    • 31 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1881]
    • 17 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]
    • 45 Rochdale Road, York Crescent, Halifax [1911]

    Batty, Thomas
    [1923-1940] Son of Lilian & Thomas Batty of Sheffield.

    Born in Rotherham.

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

    He died in Halifax [4th November 1940] (aged 17).

    He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 86]

    Batty, William
    [18??-18??] He was a tailor [1871].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. John

    Battye, Samuel
    [17??-18??] A member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse. He taught singing at the church and the school there

    Battye, Stanley
    [1920-1941] Son of Florence & Herbert Edward Battye of 12 Mellor Street, Brighouse.

    He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School & Rastrick Grammar School / employed by H. C. Whitehead at Bailiff Bridge.

    During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Tank Regiment Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 6th.

    He died 6th January 1941 (aged 21).

    He was buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt [8 D 10].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton

    Baugh, Rev William Joseph
    [1841-1916]

    In [Q3] 1874, he married Frances Charlotte Briggs at Newton Abbot, Devon.

    They lived at 4 Carlton Terrace, Exeter [1877]

    Baum, Wilfred
    [1920-1943] Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baum of Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 183rd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

    He died 17th March 1943 (aged 23).

    He was buried at the Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia [4 B 20]

    Baume, Benjamin
    [1853-1???] Son of David Baume.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a joiner [1891].

    In 1875, he married Mary Kaye in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Joseph Henry Thornton [b 1876] who was a creeler in carpet works [1891], and a Brussels carpet weaver [1901]
    2. Eva Adelaide [b 1878]
    3. William [b 1881]
    4. Herbert Henry [b 1890]

    In 1891, they were living with Benjamin's parents at 4 York Terrace, Northowram.

    The family lived at 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1901].

    Living with them in 1901 was Benjamin's father David

    Baume, David
    [1816-1903] Oldest son of Samuel Baume.

    Born in Warley.

    Baptised at Luddenden.

    He was a weaver of Sowerby [1837] / a joiner & journeyman [1851] / a pattern maker [1871] / a model maker (factory) (spring mach maker) [1881] / a pattern maker in wood [1891] / a retired pattern maker [1901]

    On 16th April 1837, he married Betty Greenwood [1816-1889] from Wadsworth, at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Samuel [b 1839] who was a mule piecer (cotton) [1851]
    2. Mary [b 1841] who was a throstle doffer (cotton) [1851]
    3. Sarah Ann [b 1845]
    4. Ruth [b 1847]
    5. William Henry
    6. James Edward [b 1851] who was a grocer's apprentice [1871]
    7. Benjamin

    The family lived at

    • Sandbeds(?), Wilsden, Bradford [1841]
    • Knowlwood, Todmorden [1851]
    • 4 York Terrace, Northowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

    Living with them [in 1891] was the family of Benjamin

    Baume, Gordon
    [1923-1944] Son of Eleanor (née Farrar) [1892-1897] & Arnold Baume [1890-1963] of Elland.

    Born in Midgley.

    He was a member of St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Elland & Sunday School / educated at South End Board School, Elland / secretary of the Elland Boys' Brigade / employed by David Sharratt & Sons Limited.

    He lived at 61 albert street, elland.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

    He died of wounds [30th September 1944] (aged 21).

    He was buried at the Florence War Cemetery, Italy [IV C 10].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

    Baume, Isaac
    [16??-16??] On Sunday morning, 18th December 1642, he brought news of the Siege of Bradford to Rev Latham at Coley Chapel and Captain John Hodgson

    Baume, Rev James
    [1824-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

    Baptised at Luddenden [1824].

    He served as a Methodist Missionary in India.

    In 1848, he emigrated to America. In 1870, the family was in Illinois.

    He married (1) Marie Antoinette Hawkins. James was (possibly) a widower by [1870].

    Children:

    1. James S [b 1857]
    2. Henry M [b 1861]
    3. Annie [b 1863]

    He married (2) Elizabeth, sister of Lucy Rodd

    Baume, James Edward
    [1851-1894] In 1873, he married Jane Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1857-1909] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Florry [1877-1879]
    2. Ada [1876-1879]

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

    Baume, James Edward
    [1882-1961] Son of John Baume.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a brass finisher [1911] / a brassfounder and finisher at Kingston Brass Works, Halifax [1937].

    In [Q3] 1941, he married Louisa Gladys Mitchell [1886-1962] from Halifax, in Halifax.

    They lived at

    • 39 Stanley Road, Halifax [1961]

    He died at home [26th January 1961].

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,193 4/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Louisa Gladys.

    Louisa Gladys died in Huddersfield [Q4 1962]

    Baume, John
    [1852-1919] Born in Halifax.

    He was a tapestry carpet weaver [1911].

    In [Q4] 1878, he married Betsy Ogden [1849-1914] from Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John William [b 1879]
    2. James Edward
    3. Fred [b 1887] who was a joiner [1911]
    4. Lewis [b 1892] who was an accountant's clerk [1911]

    The family lived at 26 Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax [1911, 1919].

    He died 18th January 1919.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £585 19/5d. Probate was granted to son James Edward

    Baume, John Wesley
    [1827-1???] Son of Samuel Baume.

    Born in Wadsworth.

    Baptised at Luddenden [1827].

    He was an overlooker at a carpet work [1861] / a general agent [1871]

    In 1849, he married Jane Hellewell [1825-1???] from Erringden.

    Children:

    1. Samuel [b 1850]
    2. David James [b 1852]
    3. Joseph Henry [b 1855]
    4. John T. W. [b 1858]
    5. Ruth [1861] who died in infancy
    6. Arthur [b 1865]
    7. Marie Antoinette / Nettie [b 1867]
    8. Jane Annie [b 1870]

    The family lived at

    • 6 North Street, Halifax [1861]
    • 55 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]

    In August 1870, Lucy Rodd and her parents stayed with John and his family. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal

    Baume, Joseph
    [1818-1891] Born in Halifax.

    He was a clogger [1851] / a clogger and postmaster at Shade Post Office [1861] / a clogger [1871] / a master clogger (employing 1 man) [1881] / a clog maker [1891] / superintendent of York Street Wesleyan Sunday School [for over 30 years]

    He married (1) Margaret [1813-1867] from Wakefield.

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1840]
    2. Ruth [b 1844]
    3. Anna [b 1848]

    In 1871, he married (2) Caroline Charnley [1827-1902] in Bradford.

    The family lived at

    • Gauxholme, Todmorden [1851]
    • Shade, Todmorden [1861]
    • 56 Gauxholme Place, Todmorden [1871, 1881, 1891]

    Baume, Samuel
    [17??-1838] He was a weaver of Warley [1816].

    On 3rd June 1816, he married Ruth Cockroft [1797-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Ruth came from Warley
     

    Children:

    1. David [b 1816]
    2. Henry [bapt 1818]
    3. Joseph [bapt 1818]
    4. Betty [bapt 1822]
    5. James
    6. John Wesley
    7. Jonathan [bapt 1829] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet) [1851]
    8. Samuel [1831-1852] who was a hand loom weaver (carpet) [1851]
    9. Thomas [b 1833] who was a grocer journeyman [1851]
    10. William
    11. Mary Ann [b 1836]

    The family lived at

    • Mytholmroyd, Sowerby [1841]
    • 19 South Darley Street, Halifax [1851]

    Baume, Samuel David
    [1873-1???] Son of William Henry Baume.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a professional swimmer [1891].

    In 1891, he and brother William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens

    Baume, Thomas Edward
    [1871-1???] Son of William Henry Baume.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a confectioner and bread maker [1901].

    In 1896, he married Lily Lehmann [1868-19??] from Durham, in Dewsbury.

    Children:

    1. Samuel Victor [b 1897]
    2. Olga [b 1900]

    The family lived at 3 Central Street, Nether Hoyland [1901].

    Living with them in 1901 was boarder William Beanland [aged 19] (confectioner) 

    Baume's: W. H. Baume & Company
    Confectionery and biscuit manufacturers established around 1868 by William H. Baume business on St James's Road, Halifax.

    In 1877, the business went into liquidation with a meeting of the creditors at the White Lion Hotel, Halifax on 11th June.

    In 1884, the business was taken over by William Greenwood

    Baume, Wilfred
    [1920-1943] Son of Mary Ann & Herbert Baume of 43 Thomas Street, Halifax.

    He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Technical College / a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax, the Table Tennis & Cricket Club / employed in the goods yard of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway.

    During World War II, he enlisted [January 1940], and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

    He took part in the Dunkirk_evacuation.

    He was killed in North Africa [17th March 1943] (aged 23).

    He was (possibly) buried at the Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia

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

    Baume, William
    [1810-1875] Or Balm [1861].

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a dyer.

    He married Sarah [1819-1885].


    Sarah was born in Sowerby Bridge
     

    The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3799]: William [29th April 1875]; Sarah [17th January 1885]

    Baume, William
    [1834-1886] Son of Samuel Baume.

    Born in Mytholmroyd [3rd October 1834].

    Baptised at Wesleyan Methodist, Mytholmroyd [12th May 1835].

    He was a Liberal / a grocer [1871] / a biscuit manufacturer employing 5 men 4 boys & grocer [1881]

    At the Court Leet in Halifax [4th October 1870] he was fined 10/- for having a light (underweight) ½pound weight.

    In 1857, he married Jane Hanson [1833-1???] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

    1. Emily Ann [b 1860]
    2. John William [b 1863]
    3. Mary Jane [b 1865]
    4. James Ernest [b 1872] who was a cloth maker salesman [1891]

    The family lived at 51 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891].

    Staying with them in August 1870, were Lucy Rodd and her parents. The occasion is described in Lucy's journal.

    Living with them [in 1871] was niece Nellie Walton [aged 12].

    Living with them in 1881 was nephew Samuel James [aged 29] (a foreman baker in a biscuit works).

    After William's death, Jane carried on the business as a grocer [1891]

    Baume, William Henry
    [1849-1877] Son of David Baume.

    Born in Todmorden.

    He was a confectioner.

    Around 1868, he established the biscuit manufacturing business, W. H. Baume & Company.

    In 1869, he married Annie Leah Thorp [1848-1???] from Warley.

    Children:

    1. Thomas Edward
    2. Samuel David
    3. Annie Leah [1874-1882]
    4. William Henry [b 1875]

    The family lived at 20 Crown Street, Halifax [1871, 1874].

    In 1871, he was listed as a confectioner employing 1 man & 2 boys [1871].

    In May 1877, he instituted liquidation proceedings for the business.

    He died shortly afterwards, aged 28.


    Question: Does anyone know whether this could have been suicide?

     

    In 1878, Annie Leah Baume married Henry Higgins in Halifax.

    In 1881, Annie Leah Baume widow was living at 87 George Street, Bradford [1881] with her 4 children.

    In 1891, brothers Samuel David and William Henry were living at 47 Colewall Road, Bowling St Stephens. Their mother Hannah Leah Baume, aged 43, widow, born in Sowerby Bridge was in the Bradford Infirmary & Dispensary.

    In 1891, Annie Leah Baume, aged 43, died in Bradford.

    The business – possibly continued by his son – was advertised in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1894 as

    
    WILLIAM HENRY BAUME
    STEAM BISCUIT MANUFACTURER
    Wholesale Confectioner
    AND FOREIGN WINE MERCHANT
    46 NORTHGATE, HALIFAX
    Bride Cakes and Funeral Biscuits, plain and ornamented
    Plum, Seed and Sponge Cakes. Manufacturer of
    the celebrated Yorkshire Thin Cakes
    Public parties catered for on reasonable terms
    

    Baxendale, Andrew
    [1801-18??] He was a labourer of Southowram [1832] / a copperas boiler [1841, 1851]

    In 1832, he married Elizabeth Oldfield [1801-1???] of Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. James [b 1833] who was a copperas maker [1851]
    2. Emma [b 1835]
    3. Joshua
    4. Mary Ann [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
    5. David [b 1843]
    6. Hariet [b 1846]
    7. Sarah A [b 1850]

    The family lived at

    • Far Exley, Southowram [1841]
    • Exley, Southowram, Salterhebble [1851]

    Living with them [in 1841] was Mary Britey [aged 35] (dress maker) 

    Baxendale, David
    [1806-185?] He was a slater of Southowram [1829, 1831, 1834] / a copperas maker at Cinder Hills, Siddal [1841, 1845]

    In 1828, he married Mary Patchett [1806-1???] in Calverley. Mary was a widow by 1861.

    Children:

    1. Thomas [b 1829]
    2. Sarah Ann [b 1831]
    3. Alfred [b 1834]
    4. Ann [b 1836]
    5. George [b 1840] who was a slater [1891]
    6. David [b 1843] who was a joiner's apprentice [1891]

    The family lived at

    • Sinder Hills, Southowram [1841]
    • 5 Sowdens Buildings, Delver Row, Bradford [1861]

    Baxendale, John
    [1842-1901] He was landlord of the Talbot, Halifax [1881] / (possibly) landlord of the Turk's Head, Halifax [1887, 1890] / a cigar merchant [1891] / landlord of the Boar's Head Hotel, Halifax [1894] / a retired licensed victualler [1901].

    In 1876, he married Jane widow of John Edwin Turner.

    The family lived at 13 Leicester Terrace, Skircoat [1891].

    His stepson, Samuel Wallace Turner was living with them [1881, 1891]

    In 1901, John and Jane were living at 7 Southgate, Halifax with Samuel Wallace Turner

    Baxendale, John
    [1854-1891] He died following a roof fall at Quarry House Colliery [13th February 1891].

    He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1062]

    Baxendale, John Thompson
    [1891-1917] Son of J. A. Baxendale of Halifax.

    He married Eliza May.

    They lived at 13 Worcester Road, Bootle, Liverpool.

    During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with D Battery 149th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

    He died 17th July 1917 (aged 26).

    He was buried at the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium [III E 20]

    Baxendale, Joseph
    [18??-18??] A young man lodging at the Park Hotel Beerhouse, Halifax.

    On 13th August 1869, he was charged with having stolen a cotton sheet and a quilt which he then pledged for 2/-. He had previously spent 5 years in a reformatory at Mirfield. He pleaded guilty and was committed for trial

    Baxendale, Joshua
    [1838-1910] Son of Andrew Baxendale.

    Born in Southowram.

    He was a worsted spinner [1851].

    In 1859, he joined the Army in Liverpool. He served a total of 19 years and 253 days, of which 4⅓ years were in New Zealand and 7⅓ years in India.

    In 1861, he was at sea, travelling from India to New Zealand.

    He received 2 good conduct badges and the New Zealand War Medal. He had 18 entries in the Defaulters' Book and was tried once by Court Martial.

    He was a Private in the 70th Foot when he was discharged in 19th June 1879, being unfit for further service on account of the climates in New Zealand and India and his long service. He returned to Salterhebble.

    He was a brass moulder.

    He was living as a lodger with Frederick Roberts at the Blue Bell, Halifax [1881] / a lodger at Crosby Villa, Crosscanonby, Crosby, Cockermouth, Cumberland [1891] / a colliery labourer lodging at 29 Brick Row, Cockermouth, Cumberland [1901].

    He died in Bellingham, Northumberland [1910]

    Baxendale, Thomas
    [1815-1???] Born in Southowram.

    He was a chemist & drysalter [1861].

    Around 1836, he married Elizabeth [1815-1???] from Elland.

    Children:

    1. Margaret Ann [b 1837] who was an invalid [1861]
    2. Jane [b 1840] who was a woollen weaver [1861]
    3. Emma [b 1842] who was a cotton piecer [1861]
    4. Thomas [b 1844] who was a cabinet maker [1861]
    5. Ruth [b 1846] who was a woollen piecer [1861]
    6. Joshua [b 1850]

    The family lived at Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

    Baxendale, William
    [17??-18??] He was landlord of the Old Bull's Head, Halifax [1822, 1837]

    Baxendale, William
    [1837-1901] Born in Halifax.

    He was landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1887, 1894].

    In 1863, he married Jane Hirst [1843-1883] in Halifax.


    Jane was born in Clifton
     

    Children:

    1. Albert [b 1865]
    2. Frank [b 1867]
    3. Edgar [b 1869]
    4. James Arthur [1871-1873]
    5. Harry [b 1871]
    6. Walter [1873-1886]
    7. Charlie [b 1875]
    8. James William [b 1879]

    Jane died in the Calder & Hebble Inn [21st August 1883].

    Jane and sons James Arthur & Walter were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

    William died.

    H died in 1901

    Baxter...
    The entries for people with the surname Baxter are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Baxter & Company
    Halifax solicitors. Recorded in 1886, when they were acting in a lease on Fenny Farm, Hipperholme

    Baxter & Granger
    Carpet and linoleum retailers at 7 Cheapside, Halifax [1905]. Established by James Baxter and Peter Granger.

    They are also listed as school satchel, market bag and hassock manufacturers at Queen Street, Halifax [1905].

    They were at 7 and 9 Cheapside, Halifax [1920], Prince's Arcade, Halifax [1936, 1942], New Brunswick Street, Halifax [1936], and 5 Market Street, Halifax [1936, 1942].

    Their Market Street premises were at the top of Prince's Arcade, roughly where W. H. Smith now stands

    Baxter (Halifax) Limited
    Carpets and curtains business at 1 George Street, Halifax [1937]

    Baxter House, Northowram
    Numbers 17 & 19 Baxter Lane, Northowram. Late 17th century house built by Jeremiah Baxter.

    See John Halliday

    Baycliff Limited
    Fancy leather manufacturer and saddle-bag makers.

    They were at Skircoat Road [1936] and Akroyd Place, halifax [1952]

    The Bayes family of Lumbutts
    William Bayes was an early member of the family

    Bayes, Albert Benjamin
    [1835-1916] Son of William Bayes.

    Born in Lumbutts.

    Baptised at Cross Stone, Todmorden [1835].

    He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets He became a Quaker. He lived in Bradford, Todmorden and Brighouse.

    In 1861, he and Walker Waddington bought Samuel Ward Walton's business in Todmorden.

    He was schoolmaster's assistant his parents' school [1851] / teaching at his parents' school [1856] / a shopman (stationer) [1871] / printer, stationer and advertising agent at Briggate, Brighouse [1874] / a member of the Brighouse Monthly Meeting [1874] / a letterpress printer & stationer employing 3 men & 6 boys [1881] / a newspaper publisher & proprietor, letterpress printer, stationer, bookseller [1891].

    He published the Bayes's Almanac, Brighouse & Elland Express, and Fox's Almanac from the Gazette Office in Briggate.

    He printed Horsfall Turner's edition of The Rev Oliver Heywood BA 1630-1702.

    In February 1899, he appears to have got into financial difficulties.

    In May 1899, he proposed to visit America for about 6 months.

    In 1869, he married Margaret Ellen [1842-1912] daughter of Elizabeth & Robert Foxcroft [1807-18??], from Erringden, in Bolton.

    Children:

    1. Walter Robert
    2. James Austin [1871-1954]
    3. Anne Alice [b 1874]
    4. Mary Lavinia [1878-1954]

    The family lived at

    • 2 Pavement, Todmorden [1871]
    • Stationers Shop, 79 Briggate, Brighouse [1881]
    • 4 Parsonage Street, Brighouse [1891]

    In 1911, Albert Benjamin (formerly general stationer) was living with his daughter Annie Alice (confectioner) at 5 Byron Street, Bradford.

    Margaret Ellen was buried at the Friends' Burial Ground, York [1912]. Albert Benjamin's death was registered in Leeds [1916].

    See R. H. Ashworth

    Bayes, Alfred Walter
    [1832-1909] Son of William Bayes.

    Born in Lumbutts.

    He was schoolmaster at his parents' school in Lumbutts [1851] / an artist in oil colours [1881]

    Around 1850, he moved to London to pursue his artistic career. He studied at the Heatherley's Art School, and made money from book illustration.

    By 1858, he had exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, and the New Watercolour Society.

    He was a Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

    His painting of a Chartist meeting at the Basin Stone hangs in the Mayor's parlour at Todmorden Town Hall.

    He married Emily Ann, daughter of James Fielden.

    Children:

    1. Emmeline [1867-1957] who became a fashion designer
    2. Walter [1869-1956] who became an artist
    3. Gilbert
    4. Jessie
    All the children were born in London.

    The family lived at 21 Adelaide Road, Hampstead [1881].

    He died as a result of being knocked down by a taxi-cab in London.

    He left an estate of £1,646

    Bayes's Almanac
    An almanac first published by A. B. Bayes in 1873.

    See Local Newspapers

    Bayes, Gilbert William
    [1872-1953] Son of Alfred Walter Bayes.

    Born in St Pancras, London.

    Todmorden sculptor. He was President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (PRBS) / Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Painter in Watercolours (HRI) [1918] / a Member of the Art Workers Guild [1896] & Master of the Guilde [1925-1926] / Vice President of the Incorporated Association of Architects & Surveyors [1939-1944].

    His work includes

    He wrote Modelling for Sculpture: a book for the beginner [1930]

    In 1906, he married Gertrude Smith [1870-1952] who was also a sculptor, in Farnham.

    Children:

    1. Eleanor Jean [b 1909]

    The family lived at

    • 40 Boundary Road, Hampstead, London [1911]
    • 4 Greville Place, London NW6 (now known as Bayes House) [1931-1953]

    Bayes, James Austin
    [1871-1954] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a chemist & druggist [1901, 1911].

    In 1900, he married Mabel Lizzie Horton [1870-1954] in Luton.

    They lived at

    • Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire [1911]
    • Hendon, Middlesex [1954]

    Bayes, Jessie
    [1876-1970] Daughter of Alfred Walter Bayes.

    She became a miniaturist and illustrator.

    At the time of her death, she was writing the Bayes Saga

    Bayes, Walter Robert
    [1870-1912] Son of Albert Benjamin Bayes.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was educated at the Friends' School, Ackworth [1881] / a reporter & letterpress printer [1891]

    Bayes, William
    [1799-1851] He came from Northamptonshire.

    He was a leather worker.

    He moved to Todmorden where he was an early member of the Bayes family of Lumbutts.

    He was a shoe maker [1841] / head of a school at Lumbutts [1850]

    In 1826, he married Hannah Uttley at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. John [b 1827] who died young
    2. Isaac [b 1829] who died young
    3. Albert Benjamin
    4. Alfred Walter

    In 1851, after William's death, Hannah was school mistress at the school, Alfred Walter was schoolmaster, and Albert Benjamin was school mistress's assistant

    The family lived at Lumbutts, Langfield, Todmorden [1841, 1851].

    Bayfield, Rev Benjamin
    [1808-1866] On 8th June 1841, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Waterhouse, in Halifax.

    He lived at Soyland [1845].

    He was Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1841-1847].

    He left Ripponden to serve at Shinfield, Berkshire.

    He died at Halifax. He was buried in the Waterhouse Vault at Halifax Parish Church

    Bayley Hall, Halifax
    Recorded in 1707, when the Stancliffe family acquired the property from John Bottomley.

    See Bailey Hall, Halifax

    Baylis, Frank
    [1890-1918] Son of John Baylis.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a woollen raiser [1911] / employed by Edwards & Rawson at Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge.

    On 26th December 1912, he married Frances Hunter [1890-19??] in Halifax.


    Frances was born in Liverpool
     

    Children:

    1. Annie [b 1913]
    2. Leslie [b 1914]

    The children were born in Halifax.

    They lived at 20 Undercliffe Terrace, Halifax.

    During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He served in the Dardanelles, Egypt, Palestine & France.

    He was killed in action at the Battle of Lys [29th April 1918].

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross.

    His brother John also died in the War

    Baylis, John
    [1834-1919] Born in Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales.

    He was a farmer [1881] / a gardener [1891] / a worker on the land [1901].

    He married Ann [1845-19??].


    Ann was born in Llangum, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
     

    Children:

    1. John
    2. William [b 1866]
    3. Christiana [b 1868]
    4. Mary E [b 1869]
    5. George [b 1872] who was a butcher [1891]
    6. Edward [b 1874] who was a draper's assistant [1891]
    7. Fred [b 1875] who was a woollen apprentice [1891]
    8. Laura [b 1877] who was a cotton reeler [1901] and married Joe Ratcliffe
    9. Frank [b 1879] who was a worsted apprentice [1891]
    10. Arthur [b 1886] who was a pattern maker [1901]
    11. Reginald [b 1889]

    The family lived at

    • Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]
    • 18 Cemetery Road, Elland [1891]
    • 35 Park Road, Elland [1901]

    John died in 1919 (aged 82) 

    Baylis, John
    [1865-1950] Son of John Baylis.

    Born in Wales.

    He was a gardener [1888].

    In [Q3] 1888, he married Annie Maria Pollington [1866-1937] in Tonbridge, Kent.


    Annie Maria was born in Tonbridge
     

    Children:

    1. Frank
    2. John

    The family lived at Darnes Avenue, King Cross [1911].

    Sons Frank & John died in World War I

    Baylis, John
    [1892-1918] Son of John Baylis.

    In [Q2] 1918, he married Amy Siddall in Halifax.

    They lived at 36 New Marsh, Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge.

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

    He was wounded [12th October 1918] and went into the American Hospital.

    He died of wounds [1st November 1918] (aged 26).

    He was buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [VIII M 11A].

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

    His brother Frank also died in the War

    Baylis, Nicholas
    [16??-1???] The name is variously transcribed as Bayley Or Batley. Of Baildon.

    He married Mary, daughter of Michael Best.

    Heywood comments that


    they lived for a while at Mountain and helped to waste the property
     

    Baylis, William
    [18??-19??] Florist, seedsman, nurseryman and landscape gardener at Edwards Road, Pye Nest [1905]

    Baynes, James
    [17??-18??] Listed as a Halifax Gent [1791]

    Bazzanti, Niccolò
    [1802-18??] Florentine sculptor who made a lifesize marble bust of a veiled lady which can be seen in Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The bust has been said to be of Edward Akroyd's wife Elizabeth,

    Alongside are busts of Edward Akroyd and William Wordsworth, (possibly) also by Bazzanti

    BDA
    Abbr: Bradford Dyers' Association

    Beach, Cyril
    [1925-1944] Son of Rose & Herbert Beach of 16 Bracewell Drive, Wheatley.

    He was educated at Ovenden New School / an apprentice butcher with J. D. Ward of Bank Top, Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Capel.

    He was lost [26th December 1944] (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed in the Channel by German Submarine U-486, with the loss of 76 of her crew, including her commander, 8 officers, and 67 men

    He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [81 3], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Beacon Club
    A 19th century gentleman's club held at the Corporation Arms, Gibbet Street, Halifax. The members entertained each other by singing, playing musical instruments, and reciting. John Hartley was a member and found fame when he recited here

    Beacon Firelighting Company
    Firelighter manufacturers at West View Road, Boothtown [1905]

    Beacon Hill, Halifax
    The hill which rises to 864 ft above sea-level, and overlooks Halifax from the east.

    Beacon Hill House, Halifax
    Refreshments were sold here in the late 19th century

    Beacon Hill Recreation Ground, Halifax
    Recorded in 1936

    Beacon Hill Round Barrow, Barkisland
    Ringstone Edge. A Bronze Age burial mound – a bowl barrow – about 90 ft by 65 ft across and 5 ft high.

    In 1907, a part of eastern edge of the mound was removed when a wall was built. During excavations at that time, 2 urns, burned bone and charcoal were found

    Beacon Hill Tunnel
    Railway tunnel on the line from Halifax to Bradford which goes underneath Beacon Hill. It is 1,105 yards long. Neo-Norman style. It was constructed in 1846-1849 for the West Riding Union Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company and opened in 1852.

    See Benjamin Gommersall

    Beacon Lodge [No 4066] Masonic Lodge
    Masonic Lodge. Consecrated in 1920 as a daughter Lodge of the De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge.

    They met on the first Thursday of the month.

    They were at the Freemasons' Hall, Halifax [1937].

    Officers of the Lodge have included

    • A. Pulman – Master [1937]

    Beacon Pan
    The popular name for the beacon on Beacon Hill

    Beacon products
    Beacon was a trademark of Law & Crossley Limited

    Beacon Radio Manufacturing Company Limited
    Radio engineers. Makers of
    Atlas ... the good honest radio

    at 75 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1936]

    Beacon, Th'
    Aka Beacon Almanac.

    Almanac containing prose and verse compositions, edited by Arthur William Bickerdike and published around 1873

    Beacon Welter Handicap
    See Halifax Race Course

    Beaconsfield Centre, Halifax
    A referral unit for disruptive children established in the former Caddy Field Board School when that closed in the 1980s.

    It was later converted into flats and known as Beaconsfield

    Beacroft-Mitchell, John
    [1976-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2009-2010]

    Beal, William Henry
    [1849-1930] Born in Elton, Huntingdonshire.

    He was a sewing machine dealer & mechanic [1911].

    He had the agency for White Sewing Machines.

    He built Whitehall, Halifax

    In [Q4] 1884, he married Clara Peak [1861-19??] from Kingston, Surrey.

    Children:

    1. child who died young [before 1911]
    2. child who died young [before 1911]
    3. child who died young [before 1911]
    4. Winifred Alice [b 1875] who was born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA, and was a bookkeeper (wool buying) [1911]
    5. Bertha [b 1886] who was a foreign correspondent (loom making) [1911]

    The family lived at 1 Russell Street, Halifax [1911]

    Beale, Ebenezer
    [18??-1???] An electrician living at 4 Caroline Terrace, Halifax.

    In July 1884, he was summoned by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Company for unlawfully making use of the electrical communicator on a train without reasonable excuse.

    In his defence, he said that he was a passenger on a train travelling from Brighton to London and, as he was interested in electricity, he was examining the bell and had pulled out the knob when

    all of a sudden it went off before he know where he was

    causing the train to be stopped.

    At Croydon Petty Sessions, the Mayor asked Beale whether he had come all the way from Halifax to answer the summons. Beale replied that he had travelled from Manchester, whereupon the Mayor dismissed the case. The prosecution said that it was not the company's fault that Beale lived in Halifax, and the Mayor said

    No, but it is the defendant's misfortune

    Beale was eventually fined 2/6d plus 7/- costs

    Beale, Eleanor P.
    [18??-19??] JP.

    Of Luddendenfoot. She was appointed magistrate for the West Riding in 1935

    Beames, John
    [18??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1914-1921]. He won caps for Great Britain, for Other Nations and for Wales while at Halifax

    Beamish, Huldine V.
    [18??-19??] Big-game huntress and writer.

    She and her partner, Letitia, the granddaughter of George Wheelhouse Robinson, farmed in Portugal.

    She wrote a book about Portugal entitled The Hills of Alemtejo, in which she documents the history of Robinson Brothers' business in Portugal

    Beamish, Rev John Forster
    [18??-19??] He was Curate of St James's Church, Halifax [1902] / Curate-in-charge at St Matthew's Church, Rishworth [1905, 1908].

    In 1909, he moved to Upperthong, Holmfirth

    Bean, Alexander Henry Stillingfleet
    [1849-1929] Son of Rev Alexander Louis Wellington Bean.

    Born in Bolton.

    He was Curate of Sowerby [1881]. He went on to serve as rector of Firbeck, Worksop.

    In 1883, he married Lucy Caroline Cooper in Warwick.

    Children:

    1. Francis [b 1884] who died aged 5 months

    The infant Francis is mentioned on his grandfather's memorial in Sowerby Church

    Bean, Rev Alexander Louis Wellington
    [1816-1895] MA.

    Born in Amboise, France.

    He was Vicar of Sowerby [1852-1895]

    He was instrumental in building Triangle Infants' School and Sowerby District National School.

    In 1848, he married (1) Marian Jane Stillingfleet [1819-1861] at Evesham.

    Children:

    1. Alexander Henry Stillingfleet
    2. Clement Willoughby [b 1851] who became a clergyman

    Marian Jane died at Sowerby Parsonage [26th June 1861].

    In 1867, he married (2) Ellen Susanna Rawson.

    The Wakefield Diocesan Gazette for October 1898 reported:

    • St Peter's Church Sowerby 17th September 1898 – A very handsome mural tablet in memory of the late Vicar Mr Bean.

      This is on the south side of church, near the chancel

    • A second and greater memorial to the late Vicar – The Bean Memorial School at Triangle – will be opened shortly

    He placed 2 mosaics in the apse of Sowerby Church in memory of his wife.

    He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

    Bean, Cecil Gordon
    [1887-1918] Son of Henry Thomas Bean.

    During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

    He died 25th March 1918 (aged 31).

    He was buried at the Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [2 G 14].

    He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

    Bean, Harold Knowles
    [1857-1916] His father was a doctor.

    Born in Goole.

    Harold practised medicine in Halifax.

    He emigrated to Australia.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. daughter

    He served with the Australian forces in the South African War.

    During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Australian Army Medical Corps.

    He served with the Field Ambulance in Gallipoli & Egypt, and contracted disease in Egypt.

    He died on the hospital ship Karrawana [24th September 1916] (aged 59).

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bean, Henry Thomas
    [18??-1???]

    In [Q4] 1882, he married Mary Enticott in Marylebone, London.

    Children:

    1. Cecil Gordon

    Henry Thomas died.

    Mary married Mr Mccallan.

    They lived at 7 Gooder Lane, Brighouse

    Bean Hole Head, Cross Stone
    17th century house. A sizing mill is recorded here in the early 1700s.

    Plasterwork and other parts of the building are dated MW and DB with a Royal coat of arms, ED, 1634 RSA with a Royal coat of arms, 1638 RAS, and WS 1700 - possibly for the Sutcliffe family

    Bean, Margaret Alice
    [1945-1960] The body of the 15-year-old office worker from Bramley Lane, Hipperholme was found in a house in Shaw Hill Lane, Halifax on 17th April 1960. She had been battered about the head. Arthur Eastwood, a 19-year-old bus conductor, was also found unconscious from the effects of coal gas

    Bean, William
    [1864-1???] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    He was a traveller [1891] / a commercial clerk [1901].

    In [Q4] 1886 he married Fanny Elizabeth Jagger in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Fanny [b 1888]
    2. Jessie Hannah [b 1891]

    In 1891, the family were living with Fanny Elizabeth's widowed mother Hannah.

    The family lived at 24 Keswick Road, Blackpool [1901].

    Living with them in 1901 were Fanny Elizabeth's mother Hannah and visitor Ben Robinson [aged 57] (shoemaker) 

    Beanholehead&44; Stansfield
    Area of Stansfield

    Beanland, H.
    [1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

    He served in World War I.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

    Beanland, William
    [1781-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

    Beard, Benjamin
    [1766-1809] Son of James Beard.

    Baptised at Elland Parish Church [26th October 1766].

    On 9th April 1787, he married Sarah Armitage at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Martha
    2. Benjamin

    He died 18th October 1809.

    He was buried at Elland Parish Church [23rd October 1809]

    Beard, Benjamin
    [1805-1878] Son of Benjamin Beard.

    He was a labourer at Norland [1841] / a farmer at Norland [1851] / at Hollin Well, Norland a farmer of 8 acres [1861, 1871].

    On 19th July 1829, he married Susannah (Susy) Butler [1806-1876] in Elland.

    Children:

    1. (possibly) Hannah

    The family lived at

    In 1851, the family were living at Lane Head, Sowerby and sharing a house with Jabez Evers and family.

    In 1871, the family were living at 10 Holling Well, Norland with their Evers grandchildren John Henry, William Edward, Jim Herbert and Mary Annie. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,000. His niece Hannah Evers was executor

    Beard, Bernard
    [1918-1944] Son of Emily & James Beard.

    He married Winifred.

    They lived in Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

    He died 10th June 1944 (aged 26).

    He was buried at the Kohima War Cemetery, India [11 C 1]

    Beard, James
    [1740-1803] On 2nd October 1765, he married Sarah [1730-1798] at Elland Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Benjamin
    2. Nanny [bapt 1768] who married [1786] James Kitchen
    3. John [bapt 1769-1777]
    4. Martha [1771-1826] who married [1870] John Sheard
    5. James

    The family lived at New Hall, Elland.

    Sarah died 15th March 1798.

    James died 10th August 1803.

    Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church with Henry Fielden

    Beard, James
    [1775-1842] Son of James Beard.

    He lived at New Hall, Elland.

    In March 1826, James is recorded as giving his cottage tenants a treat – a good supper – and giving them their rent back when times were hard and several of them were out of employment.

    He died 2nd January 1842.

    He was buried at Elland Parish Church

    Beard, Martha
    [1798-18??] Daughter of Benjamin Beard.

    On 10th June 1821, she married (1) Crossley Siddal in Elland.

    On 31st December 1827, she married (2) Jonathan Taylor in Halifax

    The Bearder family
    In the 1790s, John Bearder, John Bearder, and Thomas Bearder moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf, thereby establishing the family in Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

    Bearder, Alfred
    [1848-19??] Son of Thomas Bearder.

    Born in Bowling, Bradford.

    He was a cashier for a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1891] / a company accountant [1885].

    In 1882, he married Mary Jane Ingham in Bradford.

    Children:

    1. Harold Ingham
    2. Constance [b 1887]
    3. Margrite Ingham [b 1894] who married [1923] Richard de Zouche

    Around 1885, the family moved to Halifax.

    The family lived at Shaw House, Skircoat [1885]

    Bearder, Amelia
    [1811-1865] Born in Derbyshire.

    In 1829, she married William Jagger. They were both living in Shelf.

    She died in Shelf

    Bearder Charity
    Established by John Alfred Bearder in 1991, after he inherited a sum of money from ??

    Bearder, Harold Ingham
    [1883-1970] MA.

    Son of Alfred Bearder.

    Born in Frizinghall, Bradford [29th November 1883].

    He qualified as an attorney in December 1908.

    He became a solicitor of Hopwood Hall, Halifax [1934]. He established the firm of Bearder's in Halifax.

    In 1912, he married Kathleen Murgatroyd in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John Alfred

    Harold died [Q4] 1970.

    See Halifax Incorporated Law Society Limited, John Chambers Swallow and Walter Evelyn Wright

    Bearder, John
    [17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

    In 1812, he married a widow, Hannah Atkinson from Shelf

    Bearder, John
    [1783-1861] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

    In 1804, he married (1) Hannah Harrison [1783-1834] from Shelf.

    Children:

    1. George [b 1805]
    2. William [b 1807]
    3. Betsy [b 1809]
    4. John [1810-1849]
    5. Mary Ann [b 1815]
    6. Thomas
    7. Joseph [1818-1869]
    8. Benjamin [1820-1889]
    9. Ruth [b 1821]
    10. Martha [b 1822]
    11. Maria [b 1824]
    12. Harrison [1828-1918]
    The first 3 children were born in Shelf.

    In 1810, the family moved moving to Bradford where John worked as manager of the blast furnace operation for the Bowling Iron Company. John and the later children were born in Bowling.

    In 1838, he married (2) Maria Midgley [18??-18??].

    Children:

    1. Ann [b 1838]
    2. Jane [b 1842]

    Bearder, John Alfred
    [1913-1998] OBE, TD, MA.

    Son of Harold Ingham Bearder

    He was educated at Oxford. He became a solicitor and joined his father's firm, Bearder's, in Halifax.

    He was involved with many local charities. In 1991, he inherited a sum of money which he used to establish the Bearder Charity

    See John Chambers Swallow

    Bearder's Solicitors
    Halifax solicitors established by Harold Ingham Bearder

    Bearder, Thomas
    [17??-18??] In the 1790s, he and other members of the Bearder family moved from Derbyshire to work in a mine at Shelf.

    In 1808, he married Priscilla Sutcliffe [1783-18??] from Ovenden and Shelf, in Bradford.

    Thomas joined the army shortly after the marriage.

    He may have died in India

    Bearder, Thomas
    [1817-1888] Son of John Bearder.

    Born in Bowling, Bradford.

    In 1845, he married Martha Thomas from Bowling.

    Children:

    1. Alfred
    2. Alice [b 1850]

    Beards, Joseph
    [1787-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

    Beardsworth, Jane
    [1808-1850] Of Birmingham. Daughter of Caroline and John Beardsworth.

    She married (1) John Edwards Dyson.

    She married (2) William James Moore, cousin of her first husband

    Bearnshaw Tower, Todmorden
    Aka Bernshaw Tower. Above Cornholme.

    It has been associated with the Pendle Witches.

    A local legend says that there was treasure buried beneath a tower here. So many treasure-hunters dug for the hoard that the tower became unsafe and collapsed [around 1860]. Only a farm now remains.

    Lady Sybil lived here

    The Beatles
    On 9th October 1964, the group stayed at Holdsworth House after performing at Bradford.

    Local gossip had it that they were going to stay at the Raggalds, Queensbury, so the visit to Holdsworth House was fairly low-key

    Beattie, Rev John
    [17??-18??] He was a missionary in the South Seas and had been captured by the French. He became Minister at Elland Unitarian Chapel [September 1815-1834]. He is listed as Master of the Free School [1822] He had a school in Elland [1834, 1842]

    Beatty, George
    [1913-1940] Son of Martha & Ambrose Beatty of Ladyship Terrace, Ovenden.

    He was employed by Hebble Mills, Wheatley / a player with Halifax RUFC.

    In [Q1] 1936, he married Audrey May / Mary in Halifax.


    Audrey came from Liverpool, and was the widow of Mr Mundy
     

    They lived at 6 Greenwood Terrace, Shroggs Road.

    He had 7 years' regular service.

    During World War II, he enlisted [July 1939], and served as a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died in the Battle of France [1st June 1940] (aged 27).

    He was buried at the Hondschoote Communal Cemetery, France [B 1].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Beau, Bernard Slading Le
    [1841-1885] Born in Stepney.

    Headmaster of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [14th August 1871-20th June 1873].

    He died in Ashton-under-Lyne [27 April 1885]

    Beauchamp, Alfred
    [1841-1921] Born in Frome, Somerset.

    He was a small wire drawer [1871, 1881] / publican at the Black Bull, Brighouse [1887, 1891] / landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1900] / a wire drawer (retired) [1901, 1911].

    On 11th December 1900, he was fined 10/- plus 5/6d costs for permitting drunkenness on his premises.

    In 1867, he married Emma Sophia Norvill [1839-1916] in Frome.

    Children:

    The family lived at

    • 14 Leafland Street, Halifax [1871]
    • 12 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1881]
    • 15 Colin Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 5 South Darley Street, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them [in 1881] was Emma's father Charles Norvill [aged 70] (tailor) 

    Beaufort-Jones, Rev Michael
    [1937-1997] Originally from Surrey, Michael de Montalt B Beaufort-Jones was educated at Trinity Junior Boys School and Heath Grammar School. He was a good athlete and set records for the 888 yards and for the mile whilst at Heath. He worked in the printing industry before becoming Vicar of All Souls' Church, Haley Hill [19??]

    Beauland, Messrs
    Contractors employed in the construction of several new buildings in Halifax [1858].

    In May 1858, several stone masons working for the company went on strike because of

    the obnoxious code of rules that were sought to be enforced by the masters

    The men returned to work when the rules were withdrawn.

    Halifax stone-masons went on strike in February 1859

    Beaumont...
    The entries for people with the surname Beaumont are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Beaumont's: Abraham & John Beaumont
    Stone merchants and masons at Upper Edge, Elland [1861]

    Beaumont Brothers (Halifax) Limited
    Ripponden haulage business established by Harry Hargreaves Beaumont. They were at Ripponden Garage and Manchester House

    Beaumont Clough Bridge, Erringden
    Pinnacle Lane. 18th century packhorse bridge on route to Horsehold across Beaumont Clough

    Beaumont Clough, Erringden
    Stream and valley at Erringden. Beaumont Clough Bridge, Erringden crosses the stream.

    Traces of mediæval iron-working have been found here

    Beaumont's: Godfrey & Butterworth Beaumont
    Grocers at Elland.

    Partners included Godfrey Beaumont and Butterworth Beaumont.

    The partnership was dissolved in March 1858

    Beaumont Town
    Former name of Claremount when it was developed by Thomas Parker, supported and encouraged by Rev George Beaumont.

    At a meeting – chaired by Thomas Parker – in October 1864, it was decided to change the name to Claremont

    See Town

    Beaumount, Hebden Bridge
    Area of Hebden Bridge

    Beauvoir Engineering
    Engineering manufacturer of nuts and bolts at Luddenden. Founded in 18??.

    Closed in 1982

    Beavan, Dennis
    [1918-1943] Son of Mary & Francis Beavan of Todmorden.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment.

    He died 6th November 1943 (aged 25).

    He was buried at the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma [B3 S 8].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Patmos War Memorial

    Beavan, Rev S.
    [18??-1???] Minister at Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden. He preached his last sermon there on 1st August 1897

    Beaver, James
    [1793-18??] He was

    He married Susey [1805-18??].


    Susey, of Wadsworth, was the daughter of William Farrar, labourer.
     

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1840] who married [1859] William Pickles
    2. Thomas [b 1841]
    3. Emma Jane [b 1844] who married [1870] Samuel Thorp
    4. Fanny Maria [b 1848-1900] who married John Shackleton

    The family lived at Todmorden [1851]

    James died at Wadsworth [1853] (aged 61).

    In 1860, Susey married Thomas Pickles.

    Bebee, Harold
    [1886-1915] Born in Skipton.

    He was a postman in Skipton, before moving to Halifax where he was a postman in Halifax, Illingworth & Pellon.

    In [Q4] 1908, he married Georgina Bristow in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Jack [1910-1966]
    2. Fanny [b 1911]
    3. Walter [b 1913]

    The family lived at 16 Garside Street, King Cross, Halifax.

    He was killed at Hill 60 [18th April 1915] (aged 29).

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

    He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

    Bechuanaland chiefs
    In October 1895, 3 chiefs from Bechuanaland [now Botswana] visited Halifax during a tour of Britain to win support for their campaign to protect their tribal lands from Cecil Rhodes's colonial expansion. The 3 men – Khama, Sebele and Bathoen – stayed with the Whitley family at Greenroyds and addressed hundreds of people at a meeting at Halifax Mechanics Institute

    Beck & Parker
    19th century brewers at 6 Stone Trough Lane.

    Recorded in 1834, when they were listed as public brewers.

    Partners included Peter Beck and William Parker.

    In August 1835, Thomas Wilkinson Hemingway, a card maker of Hightown, Leeds, brought an action again Parker and Beck, on the warranty of a horse which they had sold to Hemingway. The Jury found for Hemingway and awarded £25 damages.

    The partnership was dissolved in November 1835

    Beck, Charles Ernest
    [1876-1918] Son of Hannah & John Beck of 89 Chaucer Drive, St Giles, Lincoln.

    Born in Halifax.

    During World War I, he served as a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with the South African Infantry 4th Regiment.

    He died 8th October 1918 (aged 42).

    He was buried at the Beaurevoir British Cemetery, France [A 6]

    Beck, Clement
    [1918-1943] Son of Eliza & Joseph Beck of 2 Priestley Court, Stead Street, Halifax.

    He was a member of Stannary Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Secondary Modern School / employed by Robinson & Barraclough in Greetland.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

    He died in a Military Hospital in India [28th February 1943] (aged 25).

    He was buried at the Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India [L 21]. and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Beck, Hugh
    [1826-1862] Son of Peter Beck.

    He was a banker's clerk [1841].

    He became a master brewer. He joined his father's brewing business at the Stone Trough Brewery

    Beck, Isaac
    [16??-1680] Of Mount Pellon, Halifax.

    Heywood writes that


    [Beck], formerly a servant to William Kitchenman, had ... run away to Ireland, was come again, worked here and there, but was grown to an incredible height of wickedness in all kinds, an horrible swearer, blasphemer, if any reproved him, he would purposely swear far worse. Working in hay-time at Kitchenman's, forking up hay, and his cart coming, he swore that no cart should come to that barn floor. A lass on the hay mow bade him be quiet saying
    what have you done to stop them!

    he answered with horrible execration,

    if I were at thee I would kill thee

    upon which mounting the ladder ... he came down, hurt his leg.

    It swelled as thick as a lusty man's body, he had terrible pain of it about a quarter of a year, it could not be healed, he died of it, was buried at Halifax October 12th 1680

     

    Beck, Peter
    [1785-1851] Born in Chester.

    He was a brewer in Bradford before moving to Halifax.

    In 1837, he took over the Stone Trough Brewery from T. Boothroyd & Son.

    On 28th April 1824, he married Elizabeth Riley [1795-1868] at St Peter's Church, Bradford.

    Children:

    1. Hugh
    2. William [b 1827]
    3. Robert Egerton [b 1829]
    4. Harriet [1831-1887] who married [1st October 1856] John Robert Haldenby Keyworth [1828-1918] of Lincoln; she died in Birkenhead and was buried in Lincoln

    The children were baptised at St Peter's, Bradford

    The family lived at

    • Stone Trough House, Trinity Road [1841, 1851]
    • St John's Lane, Halifax [1861]

    His son, Hugh, became a master brewer and joined the business.

    The business was acquired by Smith & Foster, and then by Lupton, Charnock & Company.

    Peter died 22nd September 1851.

    He was buried at St Peter's Church, Bradford [26th September 1851].

    Elizabeth died at Greestone House, Lincoln [15th February 1868].

    See Beck & Parker

    Beck, Thomas
    [1821-1864] From York.

    Landlord of the Bridge Tavern, Halifax [1861, 1864]

    Becket's Well
    A name for Pecket Well in the 19th century

    Beckwith's
    Machine makers, whitesmiths, bell-hangers and hot-water engineers established in 1868 by Christopher Beckwith at Mill Lane, Brighouse.

    Around 1885, he moved to Central Works, Victoria Mills, Mill Lane. The premises stood next to the Royal Hotel, Brighouse, and were leased from the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company.

    Around 1895, they installed heating apparatus at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

    Beckwith Brothers
    Machine makers, whitesmiths and bellhangers, makers of strained wire fencing, iron hurdles, entrance and field gates, wrought and cast iron railings and stairs, and balustrades at Central Works, Brighouse [1874, 1881]

    Beckwith, Christopher
    [18??-19??] Established Beckwith's in 1868.

    He lived at Bonegate, Brighouse.

    He married Hannah Jenkinson [1849-1900]


    Hannah was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Jenkinson of Giggleswick.

    She died 16th January 1900

     

    Beckwith, James Brook
    [1844-1920] Born in Huddersfield.

    He was a blacksmith [1911].

    (Possibly) in [Q2] 1865, he married (1) Annie Walker [1846-1871] in Huddersfield.

    Children:

    1. Mary [1869-1872] who died aged 14 months

    In [Q3] 1871, he married (2) Mary Hudson [1834-1913] from Pannal.

    Children:

    1. Florence [b 1873]

    The family lived at 41 Manley Street, Brighouse [1911].

    Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

    Beckwith, Roger
    [17??-17??] Curate at Cross Stone [1749]

    Beddoe, George
    [19??-19??] Editor of the Halifax Courier [1971-1979]

    Bedford...
    The entries for people with the surname Bedford are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Bedford's: James Bedford & Company
    Engineering company founded by James Bedford at Weymouth Street, Halifax in 1882. The business later moved to Mount Street, Halifax [1890].

    Publicity mentions

    their celebrated patent Un-X-Ld outlet and syphon ventilators

    which won the company a famous reputation.

    See Hill & Hey

    Bedford's Stores, Halifax
    A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

    Bass's, Allsopp's, Guiness's and Wheatley's Hop Bitters in half pint and pint Screw Stoppered Bottle

    P & P Brewed Ginger Beer and Stout

    2/-d per dozen pints

    62 King Cross, Halifax

    Bedforth, Joseph
    [1804-1869] He was a builder in Halifax.

    He married (1) Harriet Paley [1809-1847].


    Harriet was the sister of Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] and (possibly) the eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park
     

    Children:

    1. Michael John
    2. Elizabeth Ann [1835-1847]
    3. Harriet Paley [1836-1848]
    4. Emily Jane [1838-1847]
    5. Cornelius [1841-1842]
    6. Anna Maria [1843] who died aged 9 months
    7. Joseph [1846-1847] who died aged 1 month

    Harriet died (possibly) in childbirth [4th January 1847] (aged 38).

    She and her 6 youngest children were buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax and later re-interred at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

    In [Q1] 1848, he married (2) Harriet Casson [1804-1869].

    Harriet died 21st February 1869 (aged 65).

    In [Q4] 1870, he married (3) Mary Casson.

    Joseph died 12th October 1882 (aged 74) 

    Mary died 5th November 1886 (aged 81).

    Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

    Elizabeth Paley [1800-1870] eldest daughter of Robert Paley of Bushcliffe House, near Woolley Park, was buried [7th April 1870] alongside the family

    Bedforth, Michael John
    [1833-1888] Son of Joseph Bedforth.

    Emma Elizabeth died 21st February 1879 (aged 44).

    Michael John died 20th January 1888 (aged 54).

    The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

    Bedlam Hill, Pecket Well
    There are several Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks on a rock here. It is said that there was a stone circle here

    Bedwater Clough
    See Yorkshire-Lancashire border

    Bedworth & Sons
    Sawyer of Horton Street, Halifax. The works were damaged by a gale on 16th December 1873, and one man was killed and others injured by a falling chimney

    Bedworth, Lawrence
    [1895-1916] Son of Thomas Henry Bedworth.

    He was educated at Heath Grammar School, and was captain of the football team (3 years), was of the school (2 years).

    He left Heath on receiving a civil service appointment in London.

    During World War I, he joined the anti-aircraft section [September 1914], and transferred to the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), and he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/5th Battalion before transferring to the 169th Trench Mortar Battery.

    His brothers Arthur & Charles Harold also served in the War.

    Lawrence was reported missing and assumed to have died [10th September 1916] (aged 21).

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [9D]

    Bedworth, Thomas Henry
    [1857-1944] Born in Preston, Lancashire.

    He was an elementary teacher [1891] / a schoolmaster [1901] / a schoolmaster (Halifax Municipal) [1911].

    In 1883, he married Emily Summerscales [1857-1936] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Arthur [b 1884] who was a telegraph clerk [1901]
    2. Alice [b 1888]
    3. Charles Harold [b 1890] who was a draper's assistant [1911]
    4. Lawrence

    The family lived at

    • 21 Bell Hall Mount, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
    • 21 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 18 Rothwell Mount, Halifax [1911, 1916]

    During World War I, sons Arthur, served with the Royal Engineers, Charles Harold served with the Cheshire Regiment, and Lawrence served with the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Lawrence died in the conflict.

    Emily died at home [25th July 1836].

    Thomas Henry died at home [15th June 1844].

    The couple were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley [Plot 410]

    Bee Hive Wools
    The trade name under which J. & J. Baldwin & Partners sold their yarns and wools. It included the company's registered trademark of a bee hive

    Bee, Ishmael
    [1854-1929] Son of Edward Bee.

    Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

    He moved to Wortley [1881].

    He was a market gardener. He was an ice cream dealer at Thomas Street East, Siddal [1905].

    In 1881, he married (1) Elizabeth Day [1859-1893] from Penistone.

    Children:

    1. John Edward [b 1883]
    2. Annie [b 1888]
    3. Joe [b 1888]
    4. Florence [b 1890]
    The family lived at

    • 10 Longbottom Buildings, Southowram [1891]
    • 2 Thomas Street South [1901]

    In 1893, he married (2) Mary Hannah Naylor [1851-1899].

    In 1900, he married (3) Mary Hannah Green [18??-19??]

    Beech, Edmund Buckley
    [1895-1915] Illegitimate son of Sarah Beech.

    Born in Todmorden.

    He was a roving layer-on in a cotton mill [1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

    He was killed in action [9th May 1915] (aged 20).

    He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [5 & 6], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Beech, George Townend
    [1898-1917] Son of Annie & George Beech of Carver Clough, Rishworth.

    Born in Royton, Lancashire.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

    He died 29th April 1917 (aged 19).

    He was buried at the Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. [IV C 14]

    Beech Grove, Halifax
    House on Savile Road.

    Owners and tenants have included

    In the 1970s, the house was in 2 occupancies

    Beech Hill, Halifax
    Owners and tenants have included

    In the 1890s, it was proposed to build the Wheatley Valley Bridge from here to St George's Church, Lee Mount

    Beech Hill, Halifax
    Area of Halifax, around Pellon Lane and Mount Pleasant Avenue

    Beech House, Stainland
    Owners and tenants have included

    Beech House, Warley
    Beech Road. Formerly known as The Bache, Warley.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Beech Recreation Ground, Sowerby Bridge
    Opened in 1903.

    In 1965, it was redeveloped at a cost of £6,000

    Beech Royde, Illingworth
    House on the corner of Keighley Road and Beechwood Avenue; on the left-hand side of Keighley Road travelling from Halifax towards Illingworth Church. Owners and tenants have included

    Beech, Sarah
    [1872-1946] Born in East Layton, Yorkshire.

    She was a weaver [1911].

    She had 2 children, father(s) unknown:

    1. Edmund Buckley Beech
    2. Harold John Beech [1903-1935]

    The family lived at

    • 14 Waterloo Road End, Todmorden [1911]
    • 10 Market Street, Shade [1915]

    Harold John & Sarah were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

    Beecham, Sir Thomas
    [1879-1961] Conductor. He appeared at the Victoria Hall [March 1924], the Theatre Royal [28th November 1932], and the Theatre Royal [January 1938]

    Beechfield, Halifax
    Rawson Avenue. In the 1911 census, it was listed as having 10 rooms.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Beechroyd Chapel of Rest, Sowerby Bridge
    Beech Road

    Beechwood House, Holmfield
    Owners and tenants have included

    Beechwood housing estate
    Housing estate at Sowerby which was built in the 1930s. Many of the residents were moved here from Bogden, Sowerby Bridge

    Beechwood Road Library
    Illingworth

    Beechwood Road Local History Group
    In 2014, they held meetings at St Andrew's Church, Holmfield

    Beecroft's: E. R. Beecroft Limited
    Sports outfitters at 15a Union Street, Halifax [1936]

    Beer Bottle Labels
    Most local breweries had their own distinctive labels on their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

    See Beer Mats and Bottles

    Beer, Doris
    [19??-2000] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle. A dialect poet who often contributed to the Halifax Courier and wrote three slim volumes of dialect poetry:

    • Med i' 'Alifax [1977]
    • T' Weaver's Web Frem T'Pennines [1979]
    • Pennine Thowts

    Beer Mats
    Most local breweries had their own distinctive beer mats to promote and advertise their products. Some of these can be seen in the attached Photo Gallery.

    See Beer Bottle Labels and Bottles

    Beestingstone, Warley
    Farm. Aka Royles Head, Warley

    Beeston Hall, Ripponden
    / Soyland. Aka Thrum Hall.

    This is an early 17th century house built by the Royd family. Dated 1628 LAUS DEO

    Owners and tenants have included

    In 1810, Beestonhirst Mill was split off from Thrum Hall

    This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

    See Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden

    Beeston Hirst
    See Beeston Hall and Lower Beestonhirst

    Beeston Mill, Holywell Green
    Aka Holme Mill

    Beestonhirst
    See Beeston Hall, Beestonhirst Mill, Bychestonehirst, Far Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Middle Beestonhirst, Ripponden, Thrum Hall, Ripponden and Upper Beestonhirst, Ripponden

    Beestonhirst Hall
    See Lower Beestonhirst, Ripponden

    Beestonley
    An area near Stainland.

    In 1316, William of Bythstonlay [Beestonley] and Henry of Lynlay of Rysscheworth [Rishworth] burgled the house of William of Wolrunwall [Wormald] and his brother Robert and stole 20/- in silver

    Beeton
    Area of Todmorden

    Beeton, Oliver
    [1841-1906] Son of Thomas Beeton

    Born in Southowram.

    He was a half-time spinner [1851] / a mechanic [1861] / a mechanic (spin) [1881].

    In [Q1] 1865, he married Martha Barber [1843-1910] in Halifax.


    Martha was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Emily [b 1869]
    2. William [b 1872]
    3. Martha Ann [b 1875] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
    4. Ada Barber [1885-1906] who married Herbert Lancaster Jowett

    The family lived at Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1881]; Marion Street, Brighouse [1891]

    Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

    Beeton, Thomas
    [1801-18??] Born in Sutton, Nottinghamshire.

    He was an excavator [1851].

    He married Ann [1806-18??].

    Children:

    1. Edward [b 1826] who was a farm labourer [1851]
    2. Sarah [b 1831] who was a factory hand / reeler [1851]
    3. William [b 1833] who was a stone cutter [1851]
    4. Ann [b 1835] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
    5. Lucy [b 1837] who was a factory hand / rover [1851]
    6. Jane [b 1839] who was a half-time spinner [1851]
    7. Oliver
    8. John [b 1845]

    The family lived at 6 Law Lane, Southowram [1851]

    Beeton Working Men's Club, Todmorden
    Recorded in 1912, when the membership was 60

    Beever, George
    [1838-1906] Son of Jonathan Beever.

    Born in Almondbury.

    He was a hurrier in a coal pit in Thurstonland, Huddersfield [at the age of 12] / a coal miner in Clifton [1861, 1871] / a pit deputy in a coal mine [1881] / a weighman [1891, 1901].

    He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

    In 1861, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of William Halmshaw, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [b 1855] [??]
    2. Alice A. [b 1862]
    3. Joseph [b 1864]
    4. Benjamin [b 1864]
    5. Sarah S. [b 1872] who married [between 1891 and 1901] Mr Avison
    6. Jabez [b 1875]

    The family lived at

    • Ash Grove Cottages, Clifton [1871]
    • 22 Tanner Street, Liversedge [1881, 1891, 1901]

    Beever, Jim
    [1849-1886] Coal miner in Clifton.

    Son of Jonathan Beever.

    In 1867, he married Elizabeth Ann Rukin [1851-1???] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Lydia [b 1869]
    2. Annie [b 1870]
    3. Mary [b 1872]
    4. Dinah [b 1874]
    5. Harriet [b 1876]
    6. Edith H. [b 1878]

    The family lived at

    • Clifton [1871]
    • Green Lane, Clifton [1881]
    • East Street, Brighouse [1891]

    Beever, John
    [18??-18??] A coal miner in Clifton.

    He was one of the original trustees of the United Methodist Free Church, Clifton.

    He lived at Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]

    Beever, John Haigh
    [1843-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

    Born in Lockwood.

    He was a collier [1871] employing a miner's boy, Alonzo Walton [1855-1???] / a collier [1881] / a clay miner [1891] / a watchman at a brickworks [1901]

    He married Harriet, daughter of Joshua Auty, of White Lee, Yorkshire.

    Children:

    1. Sam Haigh [b 1870]
    2. Harriet [b 1872]
    3. Ann [b 1874]
    4. George [b 1878]
    5. Joshua
    6. Herbert [b 1884]
    7. Lucy [b 1886]

    The family lived at

    • Atkinson Fold, Clifton [1871]
    • 10 Clifton Road, Clifton [1881]
    • Purlwell, Southowram [1891]
    • 13 Halifax Road, Spout House Lane, Brighouse [1901]

    He was dead by 1911

    Beever, Jonathan
    [1817-1875] In census returns and other sources, his name is written Beaver, Beevers and Biever.

    Born in Berren Edge, Hepworth, Yorkshire.

    On 17th September 1837, he married Lydia [1817-1???] in Kirkburton.


    Lydia was born in Halmbury, Yorkshire
     

    Children:

    1. George
    2. Harriet [b 1840] who married John Nicholson
    3. John Haigh
    4. Tom [b 1844]
    5. Alice [b 1846]
    6. Jim
    7. Daniel [b 1850]
    8. Abraham [b 1852]
    9. Frederick [b 1855]
    10. Jonathan

    Many of the boys were hurriers and coal miners.

    The family lived at

    • Kirkburton [1841, 1851]
    • Clifton [1861, 1871]
    • Clifton Road, Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1881]

    Beever, Jonathan
    [1859-1???] Son of Jonathan Beever.

    Born in Clifton.

    He was a coal miner [1881].

    In 1880, he married Rosela Ann Rowe [1858-1???] in Halifax


    Rosela Ann was born in Sydenham, Surrey.

    She was a cotton mill hand [1881]

     

    In 1881, the couple were living with Jonathan's widowed mother, Lydia

    Beever, Joshua
    [1882-19??] Or Beevers.

    Son of John Haigh Beever.

    Born in Clifton.

    He was a coal hurrier [at the age of 9] / a clogger's apprentice [1901] / a clay sorter at a brick works [1911]

    In 1902, he married Laura Broadley [1886-19??] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Hilda [b 1904]
    2. Bernard [b 1906]
    3. Marion [b 1910]

    Beevers, Benjamin
    [18??-1???] A collier at Clifton.

    On Monday, 28th December 1868, he was charged with

    having stolen a bottle of gin from the person of Charles Clapman

    The men had met as Clapman was walking home to Hartshead. Beevers put his arms round Clapman's neck and they struggled before Beevers got up and walked away. Clapman noticed that a bottle of gin was missing from his pocket and returned to the Armytage Arms, Clifton where he found Beevers, his face now blacked, and detained him until Policeman Beresford arrived and arrested Beevers. He was remanded

    Beevers, Harold
    [1869-19??] Born in Halifax.

    Around 1912, he joined the Royal Navy as a boy seaman. He qualified as a Petty Officer at Shotley.

    During World War I, he served on the mine sweepers HMS Gentian and HMS Foxglove.

    He trained in torpedo work and served on an East Indian Marine Ship, The Hardinge.

    He later served with the Caspian Naval Force on the Venturer

    Beevers, Horace
    [1886-1917] From Newcastle.

    He was a cooper with Airey & Blackburn [until 1912] / a well-known violinist / the director of the Newcastle Hippodrome.

    He married Unknown.

    During World War I, he served as a Pioneer with the Royal Engineers No.1 Special Company.

    He was killed by shellfire whilst sleeping [23rd August 1917] (aged 31).

    He was buried at the Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [II C 13]. He is remembered in Brighouse Cemetery, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

    Beevers, Joseph
    [1857-1873] Or Joshua.

    He died from injuries sustained in a fire-damp explosion at the Black Flat Pit, Clifton on 14th January 1873

    Beevers, Samuel
    [1881-1917] He was a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick & Sunday School / a member of Brighouse & Rastrick Band of Hope Union / a greengrocer at Bridge End, Rastrick.

    He married Unknown.

    He lived at Bramston Street, Rastrick.

    During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died of stomach wounds at No.45 Casualty Clearing Station, France [4th May 1917] (aged 36).

    He was buried at the Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France [I E 26].

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

    Beevers, Sergeant
    [18??-18??] He was with Staincross police before becoming Brighouse police sergeant.

    Recorded on 6th March 1869, when he was attacked by a group of disorderly Irishmen at the Granby Beerhouse, Brighouse.

    Michael Giblin (who had been before the bench on 6 previous occasions), John McCabe (who had been before the bench on 11 previous occasions, and whose father had been transported for murder at Mirfield several years earlier), Phillip McHugh, and Peter Roddy were arrested and charged for the assault. Roddy was fined £5 or one month in prison, the others were fined £20 each or 2 months in prison. All were sent to prison

    Beggarington
    The name means place where the berries grow.

    See Beggarington, Ambler Thorn, Beggarington, Hartshead and Beggarington, Todmorden

    Beggarington, Todmorden
    See Beggarington, Stansfield View, Todmorden and Todmorden Union Workhouse

    Beggarinton
    Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although it is not clear which Beggarington the name refers to

    Beggars' & Vagrants' Litany

    Begley, Mr
    [18??-1???] In 1875, he was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for robbery at Halifax. On hearing the sentence, he took off his clog and threw it at the detective who had given evidence against him, cutting him severely on the arm. He was brought back and sentenced to a further 3 months' imprisonment

    Behan, Bernard
    [1881-1923] DCM.

    Son of John Behan.

    He had a noteworthy military career.

    In 1901, he was a soldier with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), and served with the Regiment for 10 years.

    He fought in the South African War.

    He had several criminal convictions prior to May 1914.

    During World War I, he signed up for the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [1st September 1914].

    He served in the Dardanelles. He was wounded in Salonika, and in France.

    In 1915, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for


    conspicuous gallantry, initiative and ability on the evening of 19th April 1915, during the attack on Hill 60.

    He and another man became separated from their company and attacked a German trench by themselves, killing 3 men, capturing 2, and dispersing the remainder.

    Private Behan took command and handled the party with great ability and complete success

     

    He was also awarded the Russian Cross of St. George, and the French Croix de Guerre.

    In 1916, he was wounded for the 3rd time in World War I.

    He was hospitalised in the First Southern Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham [September 1916] with wounds to the head and left foot.

    On 17th August 1917, he was awarded the Silver War Badge and discharged on account of his wounds.

    He lived at 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street.

    In July 1918, he was charged with preventing a policeman executing his duty, after Behan attempted to release the sister of an old army colleague from arrest by Sergeant Joe Mitchell. Behan was fined 10/-.

    He survived the War.

    He died in Halifax [Q3 1923] (aged 41) 

    Behan, John
    [1845-19??] The surname was recorded as Bahon [1881] / Behon [1891].

    Born in Castlebrack, Queens County, Ireland.

    He was a blacksmith [1881, 1891] / an engineer's blacksmith [1901] / blacksmith for machine tool maker Ireland [1911]

    Around 1869, he married Elizabeth Moore [1844-1???].


    Elizabeth – aka Eliza / Liza – was born in Sha??bury, Queens County, Ireland.

    She was a printer at a carpet works [1881]

     

    Children:

    1. John Thomas [b 1871]
    2. James [b 1875] who was a blacksmith's apprentice [1891]
    3. William [b 1877] who was a brass moulder's apprentice [1891], a brass moulder [1901]
    4. Joseph P [b 1879] who was a mill hand worsted spinner [1891]
    5. Barnard / Bernard
    6. Mary Ann [b 1884] who was a woolcomber [1901]
    7. Cathrine / Katherine / Catherine [b 1886] who was a weaver cloth [1901]

    The children were born in Halifax.

    The family lived at

    • 7 Earl Street, Northowram [1881]
    • 4 Allerton Yard, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891, 1901] [1911]

    Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Moore [b 1824] (born in Ireland) 

    Belasco, Ruby
    [1867-1936] Halifax-born actress. She made many films between 1911 and 1919

    Belby, Hawthorne & Whitaker
    Clockmakers at Halifax and Newcastle [around 1800]

    Belcher, James Wiliam
    [1905-1964] Started work as a railway clerk. Labour MP for Sowerby [1945-1949].

    In 1948, the Attorney General presented a list of allegations – of giving favours and other illegal activities – against Belcher and other ministers and public servants. Belcher resigned in 1949, the first Labour politician to resign over questions of propriety, after accepting a suit, a gold watch and holiday in Margate, alongside entertainment at various sporting events. An enquiry concluded that he and some of his officials were not corrupt [what is corruption, then?], but had exerted undue influence, in exchange for these gifts, to secure the withdrawal of a prosecution against a football pool promoter. After his resignation, he returned to work as a railway clerk

    Belcombe, Dr Henry Stephen
    [1790?-1856] Son of Dr William Belcombe.

    He was in practice [or living] at Fieldhead, Newcastle, Staffordshire [1816], Clifton, near York [1817], Petergate, York [1822], and Heworth Grange, York [1834]

    In 1817, Eliza Raine was in his care at Clifton. Anne Lister visited her there.

    In July 1821, Anne Lister – who refers to him as Steph – approached him regarding her symptoms of venereal disease. He treated his sister for the same disease.

    In 1832 and 1834, Anne Lister consulted Dr Belcombe about Ann Walker's mental state.

    In 1843, he had a private sanatorium – a lunatic asylum – at Clifton. It was here that Ann Walker was taken when – after her sister Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband, Captain George Mackay Sutherland, declared her to be of unsound mind – she was forcibly removed from Shibden Hall.

    He married Harriet [1???-1849]

    Children:

    1. Francis Edward [1828-1893] who became a clergyman and married [11th January 1858] Frances Leigh

    Belcombe, Marianne Piercy
    [1790-1868] Or Mariana. Daughter of Dr William Belcombe.

    She and her family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister

    Belcombe, Dr William
    [17??-18??] MD.

    Of Petergate, York.

    He was a specialist in the care of the mentally ill and physician to The Retreat at Clifton, York

    In 1819, a former patient at The Retreat, Jane Horsman of York, took Belcombe, his partner Alexander Mather, and others to court for wrongful imprisonment. Jane won and the defendants were ordered to pay £50 each in compensation.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Henry Stephen
    2. Mariana Percy
    3. daughter H who married [22nd September 1808] Major Alexander Milne

    The family were close acquaintances of Anne Lister.

    See Eliza Raine

    Belgrave Social Club, Claremount

    Bell ...
    The entries for people with the surname Bell are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Bell & Metcalfe
    Linen drapers and silk mercers at Halifax [1833].

    Partners included Aked Metcalfe.

    On 12th April 1833, thieves stole a large quantity of plain and figures silks from their premises

    Bell Croft
    Area of Halifax where Northgate End Chapel was built in 1696

    Bell Hall
    Area of Halifax lying on Savile Park Road, north of Skircoat Moor

    Bell Hall Garage & Livery Stables, Halifax
    Wallace B. Haigh was here [1916]

    Bell Hall Post Office
    A sub-post office was recorded in 1936.

    This was one of 11 local post offices which – despite popular protests – were closed in August 2008

    Bell's: Hamilton Bell
    Haulage contractor and removals. They were at Wellington Street West, Halifax [1936] and West Parade, Halifax [1969]

    Bell Hayes, Halifax
    Haugh Shaw Road.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Green Hayes

    Bell Hole, Erringden
    A natural depression in the moorland near Bell House, Erringden

    Bell House, Erringden
    Bell House Moor, Cragg Vale.

    The house overlooks Bell Hole.

    Occupation of the site may be very ancient, and a Thomas de Bellehus is mentioned in 1307.

    The farm is next to Keelham Farm, Cragg Vale.

    It has been suggested that this was where the forester for the Forest of Sowerbyshire lived and the name originates in a bell near here which was rung for the feeding of the animals in Erringden deer park

    Owners and tenants have included

    This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Our Home & Country.

    Bell House Farm, Southowram
    Stood at the top of Cain Lane.

    Recorded in 1953, when Fred Lee had a greengrocery business here

    Bell House Moor, Cragg Vale

    See Bell House and Water Trough, Bell House Moor

    Bell-ringers
    In May 1871, bell-ringers from Dewsbury, Elland, Huddersfield, Halifax, Ossett, Bradford, Liversedge and Birstall, took part in a contest on the bells in Holy Trinity Church, Low Moor. The contest began at 7:00 am and ended at 11:30 pm. There were 10,000 changes rung. The Dewsbury ringers took the first prize of £10; Elland [2nd], £7; Halifax [3rd], £5; Bradford [4th], £3; Ossett [5th], £1

    See William Crossley, George Holdsworth, John Holdsworth and Town crier

    Bellamy, Rev David
    [1837-1866] BA.

    He was educated at Catherine Hall Cambridge / Usher at Heath Grammar School [1852] / Headmaster at Rishworth School [1856].

    In 1860, he married Mary Ellen Wheelwright in Halifax.


    Mary Ellen was the daughter of John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright
     

    Children:

    1. Julian Edward

    He died in the Punjab, India.

    Mary Ellen and her son were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

    Bellamy, Julian Edward
    [1865-1939] Son of Rev David Bellamy.

    Born in the Peshawar, Punjab, India.

    He was educated at Eton [1881] / a law student [1891] / a barrister.

    In 1891, he married Edith Margaret Cayley [1864-1935] at Ketton, Rutland.

    The family lived at Bowers Hall, Barkisland [where he died 1939].

    He and his mother were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

    Bellamy, Rev Robert Lowe
    [1866-1938] BD.

    (Possibly) born in Hull.

    He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained a priest [1891]. He served as curate in several Yorkshire parishes in the 1890s – Otley, Keighley, Spofforth and Silkstone, Barnsley – before becoming Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1903-1908]. He left to serve at Kirkby Overblow.

    He wrote several books, mainly for younger readers. One of his earliest works, The Broken Blade: A Detective Story, appeared in four weekly parts in the Boys' Own Paper [1895]. Writing for the major youth organisations, he produced Hints from Sandow [1899] and Hints from Baden-Powell [1900].

    Other works included

    • Silkstone Stories for Children [1902]
    • The Unruly Member [1915]
    • Do-You-Good Ballads for the Young [1921]
    • Through Cloud and Sunshine [1924]
    • Scout Grey: Detective [1927]
    • Old Nick of Pig's [c. 1930]

    Byron the Man [1924], a biography of the 19th century English poet, was republished in the USA in 1975 and 1977.

    He died in Wetherby

    Bellars, Rev A. R.
    [18??-19??] Curate at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1918]. In 1919, he was appointed vice-principal of Salisbury Theological College

    Belle Royd Farm, Blackshawhead
    Laithe-house dated 1734 ITS.

    Originally called Pannet Ing

    Belle Vue Cottages, Halifax
    A name which has been used to refer to the Crossley Almshouses, Margaret Street [1901]

    Belle Vue, Halifax
    Aka Crossley House. House at the northern side of People's Park built by Stokes in 1857 for Sir Francis Crossley.

    See Herbert Tate, John Walker and Whistler Park, Halifax

    Belle Vue House, Brighouse
    Lister Street.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Belle Vue Library, Halifax
    Lister Lane. In 1890, Belle Vue House was sold to Halifax Corporation in 1899, and became Halifax Central Library in 1890, and Belle Vue Museum in 1897. The library was located in a single-storey extension to the north of the house, and the museum was in the main house.

    When the facilities at Belle Vue proved inadequate, the new Central Library opened next door to Northgate House in February 1983, at a cost of £1,800,000

    Belle Vue Museum, Halifax
    Established at Belle Vue, Halifax in 1897 when the house was sold to Halifax Corporation. This was the Natural History Section of the Halifax Museum. The public library was next door.

    Curators at the Museum have included

    See Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

    Belle Vue Race Course
    Aka New Belle Vue. The original name of the Halifax Race Course

    Belle Vue Smallpox Hospital, Mount Tabor
    Or Belle View.

    Recorded in 1929, when it had accommodation for 36 patients. It was subsidised by the Brighouse Joint Hospital Board and the UDCs of Luddendenfoot, Midgley and Sowerby. In 1928, it had 238 cases of which 223 were from Halifax

    Bellenger, Albert Storey
    [1913-1941] Son of Lily Bellenger of Walsden.

    During World War II, he served as a Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy.

    He died 20th December 1941 (aged 28).

    He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Bellew, Cyril A. G.
    [1891-1915] Or Bellow.

    Son of Mr Bellew.

    Born in Barbados.

    During World War I, he served as a Corporal with X Battery Royal Horse Artillery.

    He died 14th May 1915 (aged 24).

    He was buried at the Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, France [II F 23].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

    Bellew, L.
    [18??-19??] He was a Sergeant Major of the 33rd Regimental District. On 29th October 1906, he was appointed mace bearer of Halifax

    Bellew, Mr
    [1866-1???] Or Bellow.

    He was a Company Sergeant Major with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) / mace bearer for the Mayor of Halifax.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Cyril

    The family lived at Southsea, Hampshire

    Bellgrove, Halifax
    House on Rothwell Road, Halifax.

    Owners and tenants have included

    • Edward Richardson (builder) [1901]
    • Albert Priestley (draper) [1901]

    Bellholme
    Area of Todmorden.

    Named for Bell Parkin.

    Todmorden Borough Football Club have their grounds here

    Bellholme Sports Centre, Todmorden
    Rochdale Road

    Bellwood, Robert John
    [1860-1917] Born at Tynemouth

    In [Q4] 1892, he married Mary Annie Binner in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Thomas Ingham

    They lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

    During World War I, he served as a 2nd Engineer with the Mercantile Marines aboard the cargo ship SS Grenadier.

    He died 23rd February 1917 when his ship was struck by a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 8 of her crew.

    He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

    Bellwood, Thomas Ingham
    [1895-1917] Son of Robert John Bellwood.

    He lived at 18 Woodside View, Halifax.

    He was a regular soldier and enlisted in 1911. with the Grenadier Guards.

    On 13th February 1913, he fell 30 ft whilst cleaning the windows at Knightsbridge Barracks, London.

    He served as a Cook with the Royal Navy.

    He served in France.

    He suffered epileptic fits and was discharged as medically unfit.

    He was going to sea, and decided to swim back to his ship, but drowned in the River Tyne at South Shields [May/June 1917] (aged 22). His body was found at the harbour entrance [11th June 1916].

    He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Belly Bridge
    Aka Belly Brig. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

    Belly Brig
    Aka Belly Bridge. A local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge

    See Belly Brig Farm

    Belly Brig Hill Farm, Lightcliffe
    The name is a local pronunciation of Bailiff Bridge.

    In 1802, John Radcliffe sold the property to George Armytage

    In 1820, Armytage built Holme House on the site

    Belsfield, Todmorden
    Owners and tenants have included

    Belvedere, Hipperholme
    In the Brianscholes valley. Built around 1790 by Dr Robert Alexander. Originally called Chelsea House. There was a bath house in the grounds

    Bembridge Park Centre
    Halifax. Business centre at the former Park Congregational Church

    Bemerside, Skircoat Green

    Bemond, Nicholas
    [14??-15??] Wool merchant at Halifax. Recorded in 1493 in the ullnagers' rolls

    Ben-Becula, Halifax
    House at Hopwood Lane / Vincent Street.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Benbow, John Edward
    [18??-1918] Nephew of J. Benbow of 3 Ivy Cottage, Knotts Road, Lydgate, Todmorden.

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

    He died 11th February 1918.

    He was buried at the Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, France [V D 10].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Benefactors

    Benham, Sarah Elizabeth
    [1???-18??] She ran a school in Halifax

    Benn, Abraham
    [18??-1857] In [Q2] 1856, he married Mary Nutter in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [b 1857]

    Abraham hanged himself [22nd February 1857]

    due to temporary insanity

    Members of the family sailed to America and then to Australia

    Benn, Arnold
    [19??-1943] Son of Edith Anne & James William Benn.

    In [Q1] 1941, he married Jenny Bickerdike in Calder District.

    They lived in Bailiff Bridge.

    During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)  Royal Armoured Corps.

    He died 2nd March 1943.

    He was buried at the Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya [6 J 16]

    Benn, Benjamin
    [1838-1???] Established Benjamin Benn & Sons.

    He married Elizabeth [1838-1916].

    They lived at

    • 8 Foundry Street, Halifax [1871]
    • 2 Lister Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]

    Benn's: Benjamin Benn & Sons
    Furniture removers & general carriers established by Benjamin Benn at Halifax.

    An advertisement from 1900 proclaims


    BENJAMIN BENN & SONS Furniture Removers & General Carriers No. 2, Lister St, Winding Road and Top of Horton St, Halifax
     

    Later, the business became Benn & Sons (Halifax) Limited and they were at Hanson Lane, Halifax

    Benn, Harry
    [1871-19??] Son of James Benn, superintendent telegraphist.

    Born in Queensbury.

    He was a telegraphist [1890] / licensed victualler at the Lord Nelson, Halifax [1911].

    On 27th August 1890, he married Tamar Ivison [1871-1???] in Bradford Cathedral.


    Tamar was the daughter of John Ivison, mechanic
     

    Children:

    1. Mary Helena [b 1893]

    Benn, Jonathan
    [17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1736, 1748]

    Benn, June
    [1930-2006] Brighouse-born writer. She wrote under her maiden name, June Barraclough.

    She began writing when she 55, and produced 25 novels including Portrait of Maud which was short-listed for romantic novel of the year in 1995.

    She married David Wedgewood Benn.

    Children: 2

    Benn, Sergeant
    [18??-19??] Police Sergeant at Luddendenfoot [1896]

    Benn, William Henry
    [1864-19??] Born in Halifax.

    He was a musical instrument dealer [1901].

    A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

    Mr W. H. Benn
    Mozart House, 34, Prescott Street, Halifax

    Supplier of Arthur Allinson & Company's Celebrated English Pianos., as supplied to H.R.H. Princess Louise, etc. also supplier of Chappell Pianos

    Pianinos: 25 guineas;
    Full Cottages: 40 guineas;
    Upright Grands: 50 guineas;
    Horizontal Grands: 135 guineas

    He married Annie [1864-19??] from Shelf.

    Children:

    1. Herbert [b 1886] who was a piano maker [1901]

    The family lived at Mozart House, 34 Prescott Street, Halifax [1901]

    Bennet, Rev W.
    [18??-19??] Free Methodist minister at Elland [1907]

    Bennett, Rev David
    [19??-] Vicar of Cragg Vale [19??]

    Bennett, Rev David Edward
    [1935-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1960].

    In 1962, he left to became Secretary of the Christian Education Movement [1962-1968] and Licensed Officiate in the Diocese of Southwell [from 1968]

    Bennett, George Morris
    [1805-1869] Tea dealer at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1837].

    See Hugh Bennett & Son

    Bennett, Gerard Norman Singleton
    [1875-1918] Known as Norman.

    Born in Bradford.

    He is recorded at the Westgate Hotel, Halifax. A Norman Bennett was landlord of the Westgate Hotel, Halifax [1911, 1917]


    Question: Does anyone know the identity of the landlord? or his relationship to this man?

     

    He was a draper's clerk [1911].

    On 3rd August 1899, he married Lucy Ethel Styan [1876-1949] at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Harold Styan [1901-1962]
    2. Edward Trevor [1906-1914]

    The family lived at Abbey Walk South, Halifax [1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Clerk 3rd Class with the Royal Air Force Recruits Training Wing (Blandford).

    He died at Burden Military Hospital, Weymouth [29th September 1918].

    Probate records show that he left.

    Probate was granted to Lucy Ethel.

    The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 139]: Norman [3rd October 1918]; Lucy Ethel [9th November 1949].

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bennett, Rev H.
    [19??-19??] Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy, Ovenden [1966]

    Bennett, Hugh
    [17??-1839] Established tea dealers Hugh Bennett & Son

    Bennett, Hugh Bakewell
    [1807-1865] Halifax attorney.

    He was at Cow Green, Halifax [1850].

    On 15th September 1840, he married Eliza Briggs [1813-1881] at Halifax Parish Church.

    They had no children.

    They lived at 16 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1861].

    Living with them [in 1861] was niece Elizabeth Wright [b 1834].

    He died 3rd November 1865.

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £20,000.

    The will was proved by his nephew William Barstow of Halifax (gentleman), Joshua Furness Perkinton, and Josiah Aked

    Bennett's: Hugh Bennett & Son
    Tea dealers at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1834]. Established by Hugh Bennett.

    See George Morris Bennett

    Bennett, James
    [1853-19??] Born in Pudsey.

    He was a stone quarryman [1901].

    He married Sarah [1854-19??].


    Sarah was born in Pudsey
     

    Children:

    1. Joseph [b 1877] who was a stone quarryman [1901]
    2. William
    3. James [b 1884] who was an apprentice mechanic fitter [1901]
    4. Bertha [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
    5. Edwin [b 1893]
    6. Herbert [b 1895]

    The family lived at 11 Holdsworth Road, Halifax [1901]

    Bennett, John William Gladstone
    [1870-1926] Born in Keighley.

    Curate at Illingworth [1897-1900].

    He went on to serve at St Aidan's Theological College, and became Vicar of Albury.

    He died at St Martin, Westminster, London [1926]

    Bennett, Rev Joseph
    [18??-19??] Free Methodist minister at Hanging Ditch, Todmorden [1861]

    Bennett, Joseph
    [1820-1893] Born in Cowick, Yorkshire.

    He was a retired builder [1891].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Matilda [b 1862] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]
    2. Priscilla [b 1861] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891] and married David Arthur Blackburn
    3. Mabel [b 1864] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]
    4. Eleana [b 1872] who was a machinist tailoress fustian [1891]

    The family lived at 18 Sackville Street, Hebden Bridge [1891].

    Joseph was widowed by 1891.

    He died in Todmorden [1893] (aged 73) 

    Bennett, S. L.
    [1???-19??] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

    He served in World War I.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax


    Question: A Samuel Lowe Bennett served as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant with 3 (Naval) Squadron Royal Naval Air Service, and is remembered on the Arras Flying Service Memorial.

    Does anyone know whether this is the same man?

     

    Bennett, Rev Thomas
    [1???-18??] Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1835-1837]

    Bennett, Rev Thomas
    [1803-1865] Born in Lancashire.

    Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1828]

    Bennett, Rev William
    [18??-19??] United Methodist Free Church minister at Elland.

    He lived at Long Lea Terrace, Elland [1905]

    Bennett, William
    [1882-1917] Son of James Bennett.

    Born in Pudsey.

    He was an apprentice stone quarryman [1901] / a delver of Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1905] / a delver in stone quarry [1911].

    In 1905, he married Amy Normington [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Amy, of Collins Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Normington, delver
     

    Children:

    1. Phyllis [b 1907]
    2. Evelyn [b 1909]

    The family lived at 77 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911].

    Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Annie Normington [b 1883] (drawer worsted mill).

    During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He went to France in late 1916.

    He was killed by a shell fragment whilst on duty in the trenches [12th April 1917] (aged 35).

    He was buried at the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [IV C 29].

    Bennetts, Rev J.
    [18??-19??] In 1905, he was recorded as being Minister at Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden and Wesleyan Chapel, Todmorden

    Bennington, Matthew
    [17??-1???] A stay maker.

    He married Sarah, daughter of Blakey Spencer.

    Children:

    1. Margaret Mary (Polly) [17??-1812] who married John Wrenshall

    Benns, Warley
    House and double-aisled barn. Dated 1692 M possibly for the Murgatroyd family.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Benson, Daniel
    [1???-191?] He served in World War I.

    He died in the conflict.

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

    Benson, E. R.
    [18??-19??] Actor who gave several performances at the Grand Theatre & Opera House in 1902

    Benson, Mr
    [17??-18??] Methodist Minister at Halifax. His teachings influenced Jonathan Saville

    Benson, Thomas Washington
    [1865-19??] Born in Halifax.

    He was a worsted spinner (employer) [1911] / President of the Halifax Madrigal Society [1913]

    In [Q1] 1891, he married Alice Louisa Gledhill? [1864-19??] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Gladys (Washington Benson) [b 1892]
    2. George (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
    3. Marjorie (Washington Benson) [b 1896]
    4. Thomas
    5. Arthur (Washington Benson) [b 1900]
    6. Joyce (Washington Benson) [b 1907]
    7. Joan (Washington Benson) [b 1909]

    The family lived at

    Benson, Thomas Washington
    [1897-1917] Son of Thomas Washington Benson

    He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

    During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Royal Scots.

    He was reported missing and assumed to have died [22nd August 1917] (aged 20).

    He was buried at the La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Belgium [I D 15].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

    Bent, Ann
    [18??-1???] Daughter of Hamlet Bent.

    She married (1) Mr Noble. He died in 183?.

    She married (2) Rev Thomas Chandler Curties

    Bent, Cookson
    [1886-1916] Son of Thomas Cookson Bent.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a worsted doffer [1901] / working in the engine shed as Sowerby Bridge Station [1914].

    He lived at 2 Tatham's Yard, New Road, Halifax.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He served in Egypt and later went to France.

    He died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France [1st October 1916].

    He was buried at the Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France [II E 18]

    Bent, Hamlet
    [17??-1832] Cotton manufacturer of Mytholmroyd. He was salesman and later partner in the James King partnership. He was a partner in Turner, Bent & Company. In 1797, he built Mytholm House, Hebden Bridge on land which was a part of the King family estate.

    In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

    In 1797, he married Elizabeth Haigh.

    Children:

    1. Ann
    2. James
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child

    In 1815, he was Chairman of the trustees of the Mytholmroyd Bridge & Blackstone Edge Turnpike Trust

    Bent's: Hamlet Bent & Company
    Cotton spinners and fustian manufacturers. The company was the successor to Turner, Bent & Company at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge

    Bent Head, Heptonstall
    Widdop Road. Early 17th century house.

    The bressumer has a witch peg charm – a wooden needle wound round with human hair – wedged into it to protect against witches.

    See Far Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well and Near Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well

    Bent Head, Todmorden
    A stile about 100 yards to the east has a small boulder with Neolithic or Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks

    Bent, James
    [17??-18??] Son of Hamlet Bent.

    Cotton spinner at Bankfoot, Hebden Bridge.

    From 1825, he occupied Bankfoot Mill, Staups Mill, and Midgehole Mill.

    In March 1833, he was declared bankrupt

    Bent, Reuben
    [18??-1918]

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

    He died 27th May 1918.

    He was buried at the Hermonville Military Cemetery, France [6].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon

    Bent, Thomas Cookson
    [1838-1894] Son of John Bent, overlooker.

    Born in Stockport, Cheshire.

    He was a railway porter of Halifax [1877] / a railway yard porter [1881, 1891]

    In [Q3] 1857, he (possibly) married (1) Ann Lyon in Stockport.

    In [Q1] 1877, he married (2) Emma Hoye [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. John [b 1880]
    2. Clara [b 1882] who was a worsted winder [1901]
    3. Lottie [b 1883] who was a worsted winder [1901]
    4. Cookson
    5. Amos [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]

    The family lived at

    • 1 Bells Fold, Halifax [1881, 1891]
    • 4 Albert Street, Halifax [1901]

    Thomas died in 1894

    Bentall, P.
    [19??-19??] Minister recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1960]

    Bentham, Harold
    [1895-1916] He worked for Israel Holdsworth of Halifax.

    He lived at

    • Park Street, Brighouse
    • 1 Holly Mount, Halifax [with his sister]

    During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    He was killed whilst in charge of the ration party [25th September 1916] (aged 21).

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [11C & 12A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Brighouse War Memorial

    Bentham, Nathan
    [19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1929]. He won caps for while at Halifax

    Bentley...
    The entries for people with the surname Bentley are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Bentley
    Area of Shelf.

    The name is derived from Old English words bent and ley, possibly meaning a clearing with bent-grass.

    See Bentley Royd, Sowerby

    Bentley & Kaye
    Stone merchant and stone quarrier at Lillands Quarry, Rastrick and Longroyde Quarry, Rastrick. Partners included Joseph Bentley and (possibly) Mr Kaye

    Bentley & Shaw
    Brewers.

    In 1795, Timothy Bentley built the brewery by the Horse Bank Spring, a common water source on the Meltham Road, Lockwood.

    Bentley invented the Yorkshire system of brewing beer.

    By the 1840s, the brewery covered 70 acres and has its own fire brigade and gas works. The Bentley family home was built within the brewery.

    Around 1841, the business passed to Timothy's grandsons: Henry Bentley, John Robert Bentley and Bentley Shaw.

    The business was so successful that, by 1869, it began to consume a large proportion of the spring water, to the annoyance of the local residents.

    They were at Lockwood [1926]. Their Town Ales are mentioned in advertisements.

    In 1944, the business was taken over by Hammonds United Breweries of Bradford.

    The business closed in the 1960s.

    The brewery was demolished in 1975.

    See Brow Bridge Inn, Greetland and Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge

    Bentley & Shepherd
    19th century quarry owners and stone merchants established at Hipperholme by Thomas Shepherd and James Bentley. They had business at Hill Top Quarry, Hipperholme, South Edge Quarry, Hipperholme [1901], Pearson Brow Quarry, Hipperholme, and Stubbing Quarry, Hipperholme.

    On 30th May 1870, there was a fall of rock at one of their quarries and William Hainsworth and Rufus Woodhead were killed, and William Cockett and James Holmes were injured

    Bentley & Smith
    Stone quarrier with Castle Fields Quarry, Rastrick [1896] and Lillands Quarry, Rastrick [1896].

    See Southage's

    Bentley's Bakery
    Established by Harold Bentley and his sisters, Ethel and Annie, at Briggate, Brighouse in the 1920s.

    In 1947, the business was bought by Mary and Sydney Squire. The business was carried on by their son, Charles, and became Squire's Bakery

    Bentley Brothers, Bailiffe Bridge
    A partnership of 4 brothers, including John Bentley. Recorded in 1853

    Bentley's Gift
    Around 1651, John Bentley gave £20 to be given
    on loan to 4 honest tradesmen of Sowerby-cum-Soyland, 3 in Sowerby & 1 in Soyland

    The men had to repay the loan with interest

    Bentley Hollins, Sowerby
    Eli Bentley was born here

    Bentley's: J. E. Bentley & Company Limited
    Woollen manufacturers, dyers and finishers at Dunkirk Mills, Halifax.

    Founded by Joseph Edwin Bentley.

    In 1951, they acquired Woodfield Mill, Greetland

    Bentley's: John Bentley & Sons
    Todmorden printers established by John Bentley. Recorded in 1905.

    In 1913, they advertised business as printers, bookbinders and stationers at their Fountain Pen Depot, York Street, Todmorden

    Bentley Publishing Company
    Publishers at Wesley Court, Crossley Street, Halifax [1900]. Established by Wallace Bentley

    They published books for engineers and mechanics

    Bentley Royd, Sowerby
    Sowerby New Road. House recorded in 1275.

    It was owned by Richard Hopkinson. His daughter Isabel married John Dykson around 1482. Since that time, the house has been associated with the Dickson – or Dykson – family. It is dated J E D 1636 for John Dickson and his wife Ellena.

    After his marriage, Francis Priestley went to live here. In 1789, it was owned by the Priestley family.

    John Rawson bought the property in 1879.

    At one time, it was the Sowerby Workhouse.

    The plasterwork was moved to Halifax museums when the house was demolished.

    This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax


    Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge?

     

    See Bentley

    Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge
    Recorded in 1870, when Richard Hodgson lived here.


    Question: Is this the same place as Bentley Royd, Sowerby?

     

    See Lower Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bentley Royd, Sowerby Bridge

    Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries Limited
    Established by Timothy Bentley at Eshaldwell Brewery, Woodlesford.

    On Timothy's death, his son Henry took over the business.

    In 1890, they acquired the Crown Brewery business established by John Eastwood.

    The brewery closed in 1900. The premises became the Crown Works.

    Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries Limited is recorded at 21 Silver Street, Halifax in 1936

    Bents Farm, Erringden
    Horsehold Lane. Laithe-house dated J B 1839

    Bents Farm, Norland
    Moorbottom Lane. Early 19th century laithe-house

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bents Knoll Cottage, Heptonstall
    Widdop Road. Mid 17th century house. It is now used for agricultural purposes. The early-19th century barn is also listed

    Benwell, Rev Ernest John Henry
    [18??-19??] BA.

    Educated at St John's College Cambridge. Curate at Southowram [1896-1900]. He moved to Arundel, Sussex

    Berbiers, John L.
    [19??-19??] Halifax Borough architect. He made several drawings of scenes in and around Halifax in the 1960s

    Beresford, Edwin
    [19??-19??] He was Joint General Manager of the Halifax Building Society [1956-1960]

    Beresford, PC
    [18??-18??] Clifton constable [1868]

    Berkeley House
    Formerly the Dean Clough Institute.

    In the 20th century, the building was sold and used for industrial purposes, becoming known as Berkeley House.

    In the 1930s, a robe-making business occupied Berkeley House. In the 1940s, the building was damaged by fire

    Berkly, Lizzie
    [1884-19??] Of Bank Side, Hebden Bridge. She was active in the suffragette movement.

    During the fustian weavers' strike of 1906, she, Lavinia Saltonstall, Lillian Cobbe, Dinah Connelly, Louisa Saltonstall, Lily Draper and Laura Annie Wilson, were amongst 57 suffragettes and others who were arrested and imprisoned following an attack on the House of Commons in March 1907. All were given the option of 20/- fine plus costs or imprisonment. They all opted for 14 days' imprisonment in Holloway Gaol.

    Berlin Wool Repository, Brighouse
    Recorded in 1881 in the census entry for Mrs Elizabeth Empsall at 31 Commercial Street, Brighouse.


    Presumably this was a business selling supplies for ladies who were making Berlin wool work which became popular in the 19th century
     

    Bermerside House, Halifax
    Greenroyd Close. Built by Roger Ives for Edward Crossley in 1872 on the site of the earlier Ravenscliffe.

    Crossley installed an astronomical observatory with what was – at the time – the second largest telescope in the world – in spite of the atmospheric pollution over the town.

    On 5th April 1911, the house was given to the town by Arthur Donald Oates and Emma Oates in memory of their late brother Edwin James Oates.

    The estate was bought for £5,000 and Mr and Miss Oates paid for alterations to the house into an open air school at a cost of £1,000. In addition £4,000 was set aside to start a convalescent home and form part of the Oates Trust Fund

    It is now private dwellings.

    The Lodge is also a private house.

    See Joseph Gledhill and Cornall Goodman

    Bermondsey House, Savile Park
    House opposite St Jude's Church.

    Around 1960, the Bermondsey House School was here

    Berrington, John William
    [1890-1918] Illegitimate son of Laura Berrington [1863-1???] of Radford.

    Born in King Cross.

    During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

    He was killed in action in Greece [19th September 1918].

    He was buried at the Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece [I E 9]

    Berron, Benjamin
    [16??-1???] Son of Benjamin Berron.

    He was Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1670]

    Berron, Benjamin
    [16??-17??] Or Baron [1682].

    Curate at Sowerby [1697-1701]. He went on to be Vicar of Bradford.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Benjamin

    Berry...
    The entries for people with the surname Berry are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Berry Bottom Gardens, Shelf
    Pleasure gardens at Heathwood House.

    Aka Heathwood House Tea Gardens.

    Berry Brothers
    Cotton-waste manufacturers at Hebble Lane Mill, Wheatley [1905] and Brook Mill Fulling Mills / Little Hebble Mill, Ovenden [1905, 1908]

    The business was listed in 1881 up to 1917. It is not listed in 1922.

    Possible partners included Benjamin Berry, Septimus Berry, and Abraham Berry

    Berry's: Francis Berry & Sons
    Engineers, ironfounders, millwrights and machine tool makers at Calder Dale Iron Works, Sowerby Bridge established by Francis Berry in 1832.

    In 1890, the proprietors were his grandsons, Francis, Robert and Charles Berry.

    In 1890, they employed over 200 workers. They did considerable overseas trade with India, China, Japan, South America and Australia. Their telegraphic address was Berrys, Sowerby Bridge.

    In January 1898, they posted a lock-out notice, as workers protested in support of the 8-hour working day.

    See John Stirk and William Tasker

    Berry's: John Berry (Halifax) Limited
    Founded in 1840 by John Berry. They were at New Bank Foundry

    Partners included his nephew John Berry and his John Frederick Berry.

    The firm continued as a private concern after John Frederick Berry's death in 1934.

    The business closed around 1945

    Berry Lane Viaduct, Halifax
    Aka Charlestown Viaduct

    Berry's: Thomas Berry & Sons
    Tool makers at Calderdale Ironworks, Sowerby Bridge. Established around 1831. They were probably the oldest tool makers in Halifax

    Berry's: William Berry & Sons
    Land & Mineral Surveyors at Lightcliffe [1869].

    See Binns Bottom Mine, Southowram

    Berum

    Berwick, Charles
    [1841-1916] Born in Gisburn.

    He was a retired wool merchant [1911].

    In [Q3] 1868, he married Mary Lund [1850-19??] from Gargrave, in Skipton.

    Children:

    1. Charles Henry
    2. Frederick
    3. child who died young [before 1911]

    They lived at

    He died 20th January 1916.

    Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,584 3/-

    Berwick, Frederick
    [18??-19??] Son of Charles Berwick.

    He was a woolstapler [1916].

    He lived at 34 Clifton Road, Halifax [1916]

    Berwick, Frederick William
    [1873-1945] On 5th May 1907, he married Ella Woodhead in Halifax.

    The couple died in Halifax: Frederick William [26th September 1945]; Ella [11th January 1963]

    Berwick, Henry Charles
    [18??-19??] Son of Charles Berwick.

    He was a woolstapler [1916].

    He lived at 5 Trinity Place, Halifax [1916]

    Berwick, John
    Pseudonym of Agnes Marion Barber

    Bery, William de
    [13??-1???] In 13??, he John West and John Megotson – all of Halifax – were outlawed for failing to appear at Westminster to defend themselves after being accused of killing deer in the park of Sir William de Nevyle of Raby, at Cottingley

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

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Best & Turner
    Insurers, accountants and property agents at Brighouse. Recorded in 1909, when they had premises next to the Albert Hall, Brighouse

    Beste, Rev John
    [15??-1578] Aka Best. He was the first Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1560-1578].

    He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

    Beswick, Charles
    [18??-18??] Letterpress printer at 25 Crown Street, Halifax [1863]. Bookseller at 26 Silver Street, Halifax [1874]

    Beswick, Ernest
    [1864-1???] Born in Chester.

    He was a commercial traveller [1891].

    In 1888, he married Emma, daughter of Wright Sutcliffe, at Halifax

    Beswick, George
    [17??-18??] Landlord of the Triangle Inn.

    See Carnation show

    Beswick, John William
    [1892-1964] Son of Joseph Beswick.

    Born in Huddersfield.

    He was a mechanic [1912].

    In 1912, he married Olive Hey [1890-1958] in Halifax.


    Olive was born in Ovenden
     

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1913]
    2. Amy [b 1915]

    The children were born in Halifax

    Beswick, Joseph
    [1859-1923] Born in Sowerby.

    He was a cotton twiner.

    In 1880, he married Mary Ellen in Southport.

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1881]
    2. John William

    In 1898, Mary Ellen adopted Ada, her brother Tom's stepdaughter

    Bethel New Connexion Band
    A brass band formed by the members of Bethel Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Holmfield. Formed in 1???. Disbanded in 1???

    Bethel Rhodes & Son
    Wire manufacturers with works at King Cross Street, and Bond Street, Halifax. They produced a patented woven wire bobbin board. Recorded in 1907

    Bethune, Henry Leonard Drinkwater
    [1858-1939] RN, CBE.

    Son of Admiral Charles Ramsey Drinkwater Bethune [1802-1884].

    Born 14th February 1858.

    He was a Captain in the Royal Navy.

    On 1st September 1888, he married Mary Edith Wyndham Dwyer [1864-1935] at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.


    Mary's father, Rev Canon Philip Dwyer [1822-1905], conducted the ceremony.

    Her sister, Annie Constance Dwyer, married John Selwyn Rawson

     

    Children:

    1. Charles Philip [1889-1962] who was an engineer [1939]
    2. Dorothy Anne Frances [1894-1989] who married Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
    3. Rupert Edward Maximilian [1896-1929]

    The family lived at Bullace Trees, Triangle [1919-1939].

    Edith Wyndham died 23rd June 1935 (aged 70).

    Henry died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [24th May 1939].

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,180 19/5d [Resworn £7,026 12/3d]. Probate was granted to son Charles Philip and son-in-law Hugh Reginald Holdsworth.

    Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

    Betley, Jack
    [1923-1943] Son of Ethel & Harold Betley of 20 Summergate Place, Halifax.

    He was a member of Fairfield Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / educated at Battinson Road School, Halifax / employed by in the grocery department of Halifax Co-operative Society.

    During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

    He was killed in action [15th July 1943] (aged 20).

    He was buried at the Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [I B 22].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Beton, Henry Edgar
    [1872-1950] Born in Halifax.

    He was an insurance agent [1903].

    In [Q1] 1903, he married Isabel Jenkinson in Halifax.

    There is no evidence that they had any children.

    Henry Edgar died in Chichester [16th July 1950].

    Isabel died in Bournemouth [19th December 1959]

    Betty o' th' Fly
    A character from Luddenden – born Elizabeth Hindle – who appears in Whiteley Turner's book A Spring-Time Saunter

    Bevan, Ernest
    [1881-1951] Labour politician. He was one of the founders of the Transport & General Workers Union.

    He visited Halifax on 14th January 1928

    Bevan, Rev Harri
    [18??-19??] Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1906]

    Bevan, P.
    [19??-] Curate at Brighouse [1980]

    Bevel, Mr
    [16??-16??] Curate at Sowerby [16??]. He was ejected from Monk Fryston

    Beverley, Alfred
    [1852-1902] Born in Halifax.

    He was a stone mason & builder.

    On 3rd January 1878, he married Ada Heyhurst Wade [1854-1905] in Halifax.


    Ada was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Harold Wade [1878-1944]
    2. Bertie Barstow [1882-1949]
    3. Reginald Archibald [b 1888] who moved to Chicago [about 1909] and served with US forces in WWI & WWII
    4. Cecil Adler

    The children were born and baptised in Copley

    Beverley, Aquilla
    [1833-1896] Son of Richard Beverley.

    Born in Northowram / Shelf.

    He was a coal miner [1851] / a weaver [1856] / a worsted weaver [1861, 1871, 1872, 1881, 1891]

    In 1856, he married (1) Grace Crowther [1837-1861] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Grace, of Northowram, was the daughter of George Crowther, delver
     

    Children:

    1. Bethel
    2. Mary A [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]

    Grace died [Q1] 1861.

    In 1872, he married (2) Mary Gardiner [1842-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Mary, a spinster of Northowram, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Gardiner, weaver
     

    Children:

    1. Fred [b 1875] who was a roverer piler factory worker [1891]
    2. Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891] who married Sestus Dyson [b 1876], a clay worker, born in Ossett
    3. Willie [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a clay worker [1901]

    The family lived at

    • Wester Croft, Northowram [1861, 1871]
    • New Road, Northowram [1881]
    • 2 Union Court, Alexander Street, Northowram [1891, 1901]

    Living with them in 1901 was daughter Alice, her husband Sestus Dyson, and grandchildren Edith Dyson [b  1900] and Annie D Beverley [b 1899]

    Beverley, Arthur Verdi
    [1894-1914] Son of Bethel Beverley.

    Born in Halifax [4th December 1893].

    He was educated at Halifax Secondary School / an electrician employed by Hamer & Company [1911].

    During World War I, he volunteered [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    After 7 months' training, he went to France.

    He had only been there for 3 weeks, when he died [5th May 1915] from the effects of gas poisoning at Hill 60.

    He was buried at the Divisional Cemetery, Belgium [C 18].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

    Beverley, Bethel
    [1857-1933] Son of Aquilla Beverley.

    Born in Northowram / Shelf.

    He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a jobbing printer [1881] / a music master of Hipperholme [1883] / professor of music [1891] / a music seller [1901] / a piano and musical instrument dealer and concert agent at Victoria Hall Buildings, Halifax [1905] / a violinist & musical instrument dealer [1911].

    In 1883, he married Sarah Isabel Wilson [1854-1914] at Coley Church.


    Sarah Isabel, of Shelf, was born in Liverpool, daughter of John Thomas Wilson, publican
     

    Children:

    1. May [b 1884] who was assisting in her father's business [1911]
    2. Conrad Wilson [b 1885] who was a clerk railway goods station [1901]
    3. Marjorie [b 1888] who was a school teacher [1911]
    4. Enid [b 1890] who was a milliner [1911]
    5. Dorothy [b 1892]
    6. Arthur Verdi

    The family lived at

    • 24 Savile Park Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
    • 59 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
    • 55 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1911]

    Beverley, Cecil Adler
    [1885-1918] Son of Alfred Beverley.

    Born in Copley [20th November 1885].

    Baptised at Copley [3rd February 1886].

    He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a clerk in a woollen mill [1901].

    During the next 10 years, he qualified as a teacher and in 1911 he was working as a Teacher at the Birkenhead Higher Elementary School, Cheshire.

    On 21st June 1914, he married Mary Hannah Lea [1886-1968] in St Saviour's Church, Ravensthorpe.


    Mary was born in Ravensthorpe, the daughter of wool manufacturing magnate Sam Lea [1853-1919] of Craig-Owen, Ravensthorpe.

    She died in Cheshire

     

    They had no children.

    During World War I, he enlisted for service in Birkenhead [1914], and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

    He died in Salonica [17th October 1918].

    He was buried at the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece [548]

    Beverley, Clement
    [1???-19??] Of Middle Street, Claremount.

    In 1922, he married Ada Womersley in Halifax.

    On 2nd December 1932, Mrs Beverley gave birth the triplets – two boys and a girl – Andrew, David and Patricia. She was later awarded the King's Bounty. The family already had 6 children

    Beverley, Dan
    [1812-1858] A delver and beershop keeper at Warley.

    He married Susannah Ingham.

    Children:

    1. Hannah [1834-1863] who married William Bedford
    2. Sarah Ann [b 1836]
    3. John [b 1837]
    4. Mary Ann [b 1840]
    5. Dan [1843-1912] who worked as a stone delver
    6. Jonah [b 1846]
    7. Samuel [b 1846]
    All the children were born in Ovenden.

    On Saturday, 30th October 1858, he was found above Pellon. He had been on an errand to collect potatoes and was travelling from Halifax to Warley with 2 other men who, it is believed, robbed him, ransacked his papers, and left him. He was seen to walk a short way before he fell, and he was then assisted to his home. He died the following morning.

    2 men – identified as Farrar and Drake – had been seen in the vicinity of the White Bear Inn, Halifax before Beverley left. A witness reported seeing Farrar and another man riding in the cart with Beverley.

    The 2 men were held in Halifax lockup on a charge of highway robbery, but the inquest decided that Beverley died from natural causes and the men were acquitted

    Beverley End
    District of Todmorden.

    There are bee boles here

    Beverley Footbridge, Todmorden
    18th century clapper bridge at Jumble Hole Clough

    Beverley, Herman
    [1896-1916] Known as Jack.

    He was a van man with Laws & Pickles.

    He lived at Grange Mill Yard, Mytholmroyd.

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

    He was killed in action [3rd September 1916].

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

    Beverley, Mr
    [18??-1???] Landlord of the Ash Tree, Sowerby Bridge [1872].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Harry [b 1872] who died in infancy

    Harry was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

    Beverley, Nan
    [1756-1796] Or Ann. There is some confusion between this lady and Elizabeth Gill. She lived in a cellar dwelling at Woolshops.

    Around 1796, she died after a long drinking session. Neighbours found her dead in bed.

    She was described as having lived

    a bad life

    that is, a prostitute.

    Rev Coulthurst, and the sexton Joseph Binns, refused her a Christian burial in consecrated ground.

    One story tells of how Nan was buried at night in a grave which was dug at the back of houses near the bottom of Halifax Parish Churchyard.

    Other stories describe a funeral in which a large crowd watched the procession as her body was carried on a cart through the street of Halifax to her interment at Parkinson Lane, Halifax. There was no funeral service.

    In 1859, workmen digging in Parkinson Lane, Halifax discovered a grave containing a human skeleton. A surgeon identified the skeleton as that of a woman who had poisoned herself.

    One report says that there was a stake driven through the body, possibly following an old custom of burying the staked bodies of suicides at cross-roads.

    The remains were later reinterred at the same place.

    See Goldsmith's Grave

    Beverley, Richard
    [1805-1???] He was a delver [1841] / a quarry man [1851] / a delver [1856]

    He married Ellen [1809-1???].


    There is a child Jonas [b 1827] who was a coal miner [1841, 1851] and is listed as Jonas Winder [1841] and Jonas Windlo illegitimate son [1851]
     

    Children:

    1. Jonas [b 1827]
    2. William [b 1829]
    3. John [b 1831] who was a power loom weaver (worsted) [1851]
    4. Aquilla
    5. Sarah Jane [b 1835] who was employed at factory [1851]
    6. Hannah [b 1836] who was employed at factory [1851]
    7. Grace [b 1838] who was employed at factory [1851]
    8. Amelia [b 1840] who was employed at factory [1851]
    9. Sam [b 1842] who was employed at factory [1851]
    10. James [b 1844] who was employed at factory [1851]
    11. Richard [b 1846] who was employed at factory [1851]
    12. Ellen [b 1849]
    13. Joshua [b 1850]

    The family lived at

    • Fold, Northowram [1841]
    • Fold, Halifax [1851]

    Bibby, James
    [18??-18??] He married Elizabeth Ann. Elizabeth Ann was a laundress at Windle Royd Laundry, Warley [1891]. Four of their daughters worked at the Laundry.

    Children:

    1. Florence who married Harry Arthur Mellor
    2. daughter
    3. daughter
    4. daughter

    The family lived at Windle Royd Farm

    Bibby, R. T.
    [19??-19??]

    Recorded in 1958, when he was tenant at Lower Old Well Head, Halifax

    Bibby's: T. Bibby & Company Limited
    Manufacturers of steel equipment for the brewing, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries at Jasper Street Works, Halifax

    Bible Society Repository, Todmorden
    Recorded in 1861 at Pavement when Samuel Ward Walton was in charge

    Bickerdike, Arthur William
    [1851-1889] Son of Mary [1825-18??] & John Bickerdike [1818-1872].

    He was a pianoforte tuner & repairer [1871]. He produced the Beacon Christmas & New Year's Annual [1872] He edited an almanac called Th' Beacon [1875].

    He and his parents lived at Prescott Street, Halifax

    Biddiss, Rev Ray
    [19??-] Pastor at Pellon Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church, Pellon

    Biddulph, John
    [1853-1908]

    In [Q4] 1881, he married Susannah Ryder [1854-1935] in Congleton, Cheshire.

    Children:

    1. Lily [1890-1894]

    The family lived at Copley.

    John died 21st September 1908 (aged 55).

    Susannah died 24th December 1935 (aged 81).

    Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

    Bienaimé, Francesco
    [18??-18??] Sculptor of the Carrara marble statues which stood along the terrace at People's Park. He also made the statues at London's Crystal Palace and at Chatsworth

    Big Daddy

    Big Kate
    A 220ft high chimney – one of the tallest in the town – which stood at Range Bank. It was owned by Halifax Corporation and was demolished in 1956

    Bigelow, Erasmus
    [18??-18??] An American engineer.

    He worked in Massachusetts where he developed the power-loom.

    In 1851, he exhibited his carpet-making machinery at The Great Exhibition.

    The carpet manufacturers in Kidderminster rejected his invention, but Crossley's bought it.

    With the help of George Collier, Crossley's mechanised the weaving of carpets

    Biggins, Rev Charles
    [18??-19??] MA.

    Unitarian Minister at Todmorden [1917]

    Bilberry Hall, Greetland

    See Bilberry Hall Lane, Greetland

    Bilberry Hall Pleasure Grounds, Greetland
    Recorded in 1905, when the proprietor was J. Furness

    Biles, Charles
    [1842-1???] Of Witney, Oxfordshire.

    On 18th August 1876, he went to Oxford police and confessed to the murder of Sarah Bell at Todmorden Vicarage, which he claimed to have committed about 7 years ago, and for which Miles Weatherill was hanged in 1868.

    Magistrates at Oxford City Police Court heard that Biles was drunk when he made the confession, and they discharged him on condition that his brother take charge of him

    Bill Knipe
    Aka Bill Nipe.

    See Eagle Crag, Todmorden

    Bill's Town
    A popular name for Elland after the rebuilding programme carried out in the 1960s under the ægis of Elland's Town Clerk, Bill Thomas

    Billiard Rooms, Halifax
    Subscription billiard rooms were recorded in 1845 at Harrison Road when the Marker was R. Howarth

    Billingham, Rev Sidney
    [1898-19??] He served at St Margaret Burnage, near Manchester, at Braintree in Essex, at Bedingfield, and at Haydock and had been Chaplain to the Forces [1940-43] before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Salterhebble [1948].

    In 1953, he left to become vicar of Heworth, and later Rufforth near York

    Billington, Charles
    [1862-1???] Son of Richard Billington, clogger.

    Born in Preston, Lancashire.

    He was a labourer of Halifax [1883] / a paviour [1891] / a road paviour [1901] / a sub-contractor paving [1911]

    In 1883, he married Elizabeth Hannah Booth [1862-1???] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


    Elizabeth Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Titus Booth, greengrocer
     

    Children:

    1. Thomas [b 1884]
    2. Harry [b 1888] who was a raker in worsted mill [1901], a dyer's finisher [1911]
    3. Agnes [b 1890] who was a twister worsted [1911]
    4. Fred

    The family lived at

    • 8 Allen Fold, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
    • 34 Abbots Terrace, Halifax [1901]
    • 21 Alabama Street, off Queens Road, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them in 1901 was widowed mother-in-law Emma Booth [b 1836]

    Billington, Fred
    [1893-1916] Son of Charles Billington.

    He was a pressman shoe and hipper? [1911] / a soldier [1915].

    In [Q4] 1915, he married May Hirst [1893-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


    May, of 21 Alabama Street, was the daughter of John William Hirst, dyer
     

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

    He died of wounds received during a heavy bombardment [5th July 1916].

    He was buried at the Puchevillers British Cemetery, France [I C 38].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Billington, Rev
    [19??-????] Curate at St George's Church, Lee Mount [1960s]

    Billson, Sir Alfred
    [1839-1907] Born in Leicester. From 1860, he trained as a solicitor and was a partner in Oliver, Jones, Billson & Company of Liverpool.

    In 1862, he married Priscilla Baines from Leicestershire.

    Children:

    1. son
    2. daughter
    3. daughter
    4. Theodora who married [1888] Rev W. A. Pearman

    He was a proprietor and director of the Liverpool Daily Post the Liverpool Mercury, and the Liverpool Echo. He was a JP for Liverpool. He was a Gladstonian MP for Barnstaple [1892-1895]. Radical / Liberal MP for Halifax [1897-1900]. He lost his seat in 1900. He was later MP for NW Staffordshire. He was knighted in the Birthday Honours list of June 1907.

    He died suddenly after an attack of faintness in the Lobby of the House of Commons in July 1907.

    He was buried at Kensal Green, London

    Billy Fish

    Billy Mellor Bridge, Elland
    A stone bridge over the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway line between Elland and Brighouse.

    It was destroyed on 1st September 1957.

    It is said that the bridge was built by William Mellor who built other railway bridges locally

    Billy Wobble
    A simple device – comprising a jib and a rope or chain – which was used to quarry stone. The rope was split into 3: one carried a hook, and the other 2 each carried a ring. The rings were slipped over the handles of a wheelbarrow loaded with stone, and the hook was attached to the wheel. The other end of the rope was tied to a horse which raised the load as it walked away.

    This was in use until around 1880

    Bilsborough, Rev Arthur
    [18??-19??] He lived at 11 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1937]

    Bilton, Rev Paul
    [19??-1???] Vicar of St Thomas's Church, Greetland and St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1981]

    Bilton Pier, Luddenden Dean
    A wooden bridge which replaced earlier stepping stones across the stream there.

    Named for Mr Bilton of Upper Mytholm Farm, Luddenden who campaigned for the construction of the bridge

    Bin Royd, Norland
    Aka Benroyde, Binn Royd, Binroyd. Moor End Lane.

    A hall-and-cross-wing timber-framed house, built on land which was once owned by the Binns family – hence the name. The house was cased in stone in the 16th century by the Brigg – or Briggs – family. John Briggs lived here around 1600.

    The barn is dated MWA 1677 for Michael Wainhouse and his wife.

    It was known for the fine plasterwork, installed by Michael Wainhouse in 1670, some panels of which are now in Bankfield museum. Royal Arms decorated the house.

    The house was owned by the Thornhill family.

    In 1712, Widow Thornhill sold the house to Richard Sterne, uncle of Laurence Sterne. Richard's son – also Richard – left Binn Royd to the Pulleyn family who held the property into the 20th century.

    Mr Priestley – who married a daughter of Joseph Boothroyd – lived here in the early 19th century.

    Isaac Fleming lived here [1861, 1871, 1881], and his son James Fleming [1901, 1911]

    In 1914, it was rebuilt by Jackson & Fox, and the original 5 bays reduced to 2. An inscription reads

    BIN ROYD
    REPLANNED AND REBUILT
    A 1914 A

    This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

    The property is now 2 dwellings: Binn Royd Farm and Binn Royd Cottage.

    See Hollas Field, Norland and The Brigg family of Binroyd

    Bindley, Dr Cecil Alexander
    [1844-1898] MRCS.

    Son of manufacturer John Miles Bindley.

    Born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

    He was a practising surgeon in Brighouse [1881-1898].

    In 1873, he married Martha Anne Youd at Christ Church, Harrogate.

    Children:

    1. Annie Gertrude [b 1874]
    2. Evelyn Mabel [b 1876]

    He was shown as of Charing Cross, London [1873].

    The family lived at

    Living with them [in 1891] was William Keels [aged 26] (assistant surgeon) born in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

    He committed suicide by taking prussic acid [5th May 1898]. In a suicide note, he wrote

    Two things I can never get rid of — nettle-rash and debt — so life is not worth living. Forgive, I cannot bear to tell. Mr Phipps knows

    Bingham, George Albert
    [1880-1915] Born in Clay Cross.

    In [Q4] 1908, he married Emma Justice in Halifax.

    They lived at

    • 22 Middle Street, King Cross, Halifax
    • 32 Burnley Road, Halifax

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

    He died 8th August 1915 (aged 35).

    He was buried at the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium [IV M 7].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

    Bingley, Arthur
    [1868-1942] He was a master lithographer / manager of a print works / landlord of the Prince of Wales, Halifax [1917, 1936]

    In [Q3] 1901, he married Florence Riley in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Dorothy [b 1902]
    2. Ida [b 1907]
    3. Bessie [b 1907]

    Bingley Brothers
    Printers, stationers and lithographers at 5 Milner Street, Halifax [1905]

    Bingley, Elizabeth
    [1684-1729] In her will of 1729, she bequeathed the property and profits of 2 cottages in Pellon to the person that reads prayers twice a day in Halifax

    Bingley, Godfrey
    [1853-19??] Born in Rawdon, Leeds.

    He was a plumber [1881, 1891] / innkeeper at the Woolpack, Halifax [1894] / innkeeper at the Roebuck, Halifax [1900, 1905, 1911].

    He married Mary Ann [1848-19??].

    He married Mary Ann


    Mary Ann was born in Halifax.

    She was a machinist [1881]

     

    Children:

    1. John Davies (Bingley) [b Cleveland USA 1873] who was a stationary engine driver [1891], a barman [1911]
    2. Samuel Harrison (Bingley) [b Luddenden 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a barman [1911]

    The family lived at

    • 10 Lister Street, Halifax [1881]
    • Lister Street, Halifax [1891]

    Bingley, Godfrey
    [1893-1916] Son of John Bingley.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a member of St Paul's Church & School, King Cross / a lithographer [1911] / employed by J. Walsh, Portland Street.

    During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was injured in the gas attack on Hill 60 [May 1915], and invalided home [until 8th March 1916].

    He was killed in action [4th August 1916].

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

    Bingley, John
    [1861-1940] Born in Rawdon

    He was a laundryman [1888, 1911].

    In 1888, he married Rachel Sladen [1864-1904] in Halifax.


    Rachel was born in Warley
     

    Children:

    1. Joseph William [1889-1969]
    2. Alice [b 1891]
    3. Godfrey

    The children were born in Halifax.

    The family lived at

    • 8 St Paul's Street, Skircoat [1901]
    • 115 Warley Road, Halifax [1911]

    Binks, Mrs Hannah
    [182?-1909] Widow of Southowram.

    On the morning of 22nd September 1909, her badly-bruised body was found in her home at Ashley Cottages, Southowram. The room appeared to have been ransacked, but there was no evidence of robbery or murder and it was concluded that she had died as a result of an accidental fall

    Binks, Raymond Percy
    [1917-1945] Son of Annie & James Frederick Binks.

    Born in Stockton-on-Tees.

    In [Q4] 1939, he married Jessie Goodwin in Calder District.

    They lived in Greetland.

    During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

    He died 24th April 1945 (aged 27).

    He was buried at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands [14 F 3].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Elland Working Men's Club

    Binner's: T. G. Binner
    Boiler makers at Navigation Wharf, Halifax [1905]

    Binney, Rev Dr Thomas
    [18??-19??] Minister at the new Lightcliffe Congregational Church [1871]

    Binns...
    The entries for people with the surname Binns are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Binns & Berry Brothers Limited
    Engineers and tool makers at Fairfield Works, Holmfield.

    Partnership founded in 1898 by Ned Binns, Tom Berry, and Harry Berry.

    In 1906, they expanded and – having built a lathe which was too large to get out of their Fairfield Works – moved to Crown Works, Grantham Road.

    In 1916, they moved to Jubilee Works, Ovenden when Stirk's required larger premises and bought the Crown Works. They also had a branch in Brighouse.

    In 1953, they split off their rack and screw cutting operations and bought the Coronation Works, Ovenden to establish the Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited.

    In 1981 they bought a large part of the Crown Works, Grantham Road and returned there

    Binns & Morton
    Boot & shoe makers at West Vale.

    Partners included Mr Binns and Mr Morton.

    The partnership was dissolved in September 1876

    Binns & Taylor
    Wool, flock and waste dealers at West Vale.

    Partners included Joseph Binns and Thomas Taylor.

    The partnership was dissolved in December 1873 when Thomas Taylor was retiring

    Binns & Wright
    Cotton and silk-spinners and manufacturers at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge [1834]

    Binns & Wrigley
    Cotton spinners at Brow Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1810s] and Lower Soyland Mill [1822]. Partners included George Binns and Watts Wrigley

    Binns Brothers
    Halifax engineers [1905]. Partners included Uriah Binns

    Binns Brothers
    Silk spinners at Eaves Bottom Mills, Hebden Bridge, Mytholm Mills, Hebden Bridge, and Stansfield [1861]. Partners included George Binns, Thomas Binns, and Edwin Binns

    Binns Brothers
    Quarry owners at Pinnar Lane Quarry, Southowram [1936], Pump Lane Quarry, Southowram, and Coal Pit Lane, Southowram [1937]

    Binns's: D. Binns & Son
    Draper & grocer established by David Binns.

    They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1828]. He was a linen draper at 3 Corn Market [1842]. He retired in 1856.

    His son Joseph took over the family business as Joseph Binns & Company.

    In 1865, the D. Binns & Son business was still advertised as wholesale and retail drapers, and sewing machine agents.

    Binns's: Edward Binns & Sons
    Engineers and millwrights at Stainland Road, West Vale [1905]. Partners included John Edward Binns

    Binns's: George Binns's Charity
    In his will of 1851, George Binns left £2 to support Sunday Schools in Norland, £2 to support Sunday Schools in Barkisland, and £1 to be distributed annually to 8 aged widows of good moral character resident in Barkisland.

    Binns Hill Farm, Warley
    Owners and tenants have included

    Binns Hole Clough, Mixenden
    See Battle of Slaughter Gap and Matthew Smith

    Binns's: J. & A. Binns Limited
    Wire manufacturers at West Mount Mills, Halifax [1915].

    Originally T. & J. Binns & Company, the business became J. & A. Binns Limited when Alfred, the son of John Binns, became a partner in the company.

    The company later became Carrington Binns

    Binns's: Joseph Binns & Company
    Wholesale and retail drapers, hosiers, apron and pinafore manufacturer founded in 1828 at Corn Market, Halifax by David Binns.

    In 1856, he was succeeded by his son, Joseph. They moved to new premises at 1 Princess Street, Halifax.

    They were at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

    Binns Owl Farm, Mixenden
    Owners and tenants have included

    Binns's: T. & J. Binns & Company
    Wire manufacturers.

    Partners Thomas Binns and John Binns. worked as wire drawers with Sharp & Brown before taking over the business and establishing T. & J. Binns & Company.

    They employed 26 men [1861].

    Thomas's sons William & Samuel also worked in the business [1861].

    By 1871, John's son Alfred had become a partner in the company and the business became J. & A. Binns Limited.

    They moved to West Mount Mills, Halifax [1874]

    Binns's: Thomas Binns & Company Limited
    Silk manufacturers established by Thomas Binns. They were at Clifton Bridge Mill, Brighouse [1923]

    Binns Top, Southowram
    Area between Southowram and Cromwellbottom.

    A farm – Binns Top – is also recorded

    Binroyd, Norland

    Bintcliffe, Arthur
    [1870-1944] Son of James Bintcliffe.

    In 1895, he married Mary Taylor [1871-1952] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Clarence

    Arthur died 15th September 1944 (aged 74).

    Mary died 24th May 1952 (aged 80).

    The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

    Bintcliffe, Charles
    [1892-1917] Son of Charles Edward Bintcliffe.

    Born in Brighouse.

    In [Q2] 1916, he married Gladys May Pickford in Leek, Staffordshire.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.

    He died 4th October 1917.

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [85 & 86].

    In [Q3] 1919, Gladys May married Joseph Pickering in Stafford.

    They lived at Leek, Staffordshire

    Bintcliffe, Charles Edward
    [1861-1909]

    He married Lily Priestley [1861-1908].

    Children:

    1. Charles

    The family lived at 4 Cross Street, Brighouse

    Bintcliffe, Clarence
    [1908-1984] Son of Arthur Bintcliffe.

    In 1940, he married Mildred Whiteley [1811-1872] in Calder District.

    Children:

    1. unknown

    Mildred died 29th September 1972 (aged 61).

    Clarence died 19th March 1984 (aged 76).

    The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

    Bintcliffe, Daniel
    [1724-1786] He was born, lived and died in Stainland.

    In 1747, he married (1) Hannah Dyson at Elland.

    In 1753, he married (2) Rebecca Hanson at Heptonstall.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. John

    He was buried at Stainland Independent Church [23rd April 1786]

    Bintcliffe, James
    [1762-1843] Son of Daniel Bintcliffe.

    Joining at the age of 3, he was one of the first members of the Elland Methodist Society.

    On 6th August 1781, he married Martha Smithies at Elland.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Rebecca [bapt 1785]
    3. Mary [bapt 1789]
    4. Sally [bapt 1792]
    5. Gershom

    Bintcliffe, James
    [1848-1910] Of Broad Carr.

    He married Sarah Ann Gee [1848-1910].

    Children:

    1. Clara Ann [1868-7th June 1930]
    2. Arthur
    3. Walter [1872-1877]
    4. Louisa [1874-1949] who married Percy Heppenstall
    5. Fred [1876-19th December 1900]
    6. Harold [1877-1952] who married [1906] Caroline Rosanna Lambert [1878-19??]
    7. John William [1879-1966] who married [1910] Fanny Haytor Winchester
    8. Ethel [1883-3rd April 1955] who married [1908] Irvine Hanson [1882-1910]
    9. Alice [1885-1963] who was buried with her sister Louisa
    10. Maud Mary [1886-1961]
    11. Lottie [1890-27th October 1918]

    James died 13th January 1910 (aged 62), and Sarah Ann died 2 days later [15th January 1910] (aged 62).

    Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

    Bintcliffe, John Henry
    [1893-1918] Son of Reuben Bintcliffe.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died 18th February 1918 (aged 25).

    He was buried at the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [III C 23]

    Bintcliffe, Reuben
    [1855-1903]

    In [Q2] 1880, he married Zillah Wadsworth [1857-1930] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John Henry

    The family lived at Green Gate Head, Sowood, Stainland.

    Reuben died in Halifax [Q1 1903] (aged 48).

    Zillah died in Huddersfield [Q1 1930] (aged 73) 

    Bintcliffe, Thomas
    [1831-1886] Son of Hannah and Charles Bintcliffe of Lane Head, Lower Edge, Rastrick.

    Born in Rastrick [9th December 1831].

    He was one of the local favourite middle distance runners at Grantham Park, Rastrick.

    He was involved in a two-mile race [August 1851] against Harry Brook for £20 a side at Hyde Park, Sheffield.

    In July 1856, he beat John Tetlow of Collingwood, Lancashire at Grantham Park for £50 a side and the report in The Era newspaper said that over 1,000 spectators were in attendance.

    He ran his last race in 1861 which seems to coincide with James Barratt leaving the Black Bull and the end of pedestrianism at Grantham Park.

    He died at Rastrick [January 1886]

    Bintcliffe, Thomas Henry
    [1871-1921]

    In 1899, he married Elizabeth Taylor [1863-1938] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Annie [1900-1985] who married [1926] Vincent L. Hey
    2. Maud [1901-1980] who married [1927] John Helliwell
    3. Frank Taylor (Bintcliffe) [1907-5th February 1984]

    Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

    Bintcliffe, Walter
    [1900-1967]

    In [Q2] 1940, he married Vera Birkhead [1912-1967] in Calder District.

    Walter died 2nd July 1967 (aged 67).

    h died.

    Vera died 26th September 1967 (aged 55).

    h died.

    The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

    Bintliff, Alfred Grundy
    [1840-1900] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

    Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War.

    He died in Rock County, Wisconsin

    Bintliff, Gershom
    [1798-18??] Of Halifax.

    Son of James Bintcliffe.

    On 23rd July 1821, he married Maria Hanson in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Mary Robinson [born 30th April 1822]
    2. Caroline [born 31st March 1823]
    3. James
    4. William [born 21st May 1826]
    5. Thomas
    6. Gershom
    7. Maria [born 11th September 1831]
    8. Joshua Frederick [1834-1836]
    9. Martha Ann [born 3rd July 1836]
    10. Alfred Grundy
    All the children were born in Halifax.

    Gershom, Maria and 2 of their sons – Gershom and Alfred? – and 2 daughters, emigrated from Salterhebble to America in 1841. His eldest son James, Thomas, and another sibling followed in 1842. The family originally settled in New York State.

    Gershom was dead before 1873, and Maria moved west to live with one of her daughters

    Bintliff, Gershom
    [1830-1911] Son of Gershom Bintliff.

    Born 22nd September 1830.

    In 1841, he emigrated to America with his parents and siblings.

    Like other members of the family, he was involved in the American Civil War.

    He later moved to Wisconsin where he married. He and his wife moved on and settled in Ashland, MN. In 1871, they moved to Minneapolis and became active in the local church. He died on 23rd July 1911.

    One of their sons, Charles Joseph I founded the Bintliff Manufacturing Company in Minneapolis in 1885. The company went out of business in the 1930s. His grandson, Charles Addison Bintliff II, and 8-year-old great-grandson Charles Joseph Bintliff III [1917-1998] gave the family heirloom mite box to their local church in 1925

    Bintliff, James
    [1783-1847] Son of James Bintcliffe

    He was a corn and flour dealer in Halifax [1837] / a shopkeeper at King Cross [1840].

    In 1802, he married (1) Mary Sladdin in Halifax.

    In 1836, he married (2) Hannah Fletcher in Halifax

    Bintliff, General James
    [1824-1901] Eldest son of Gershom.

    Born in Halifax [1st November 1824].

    At the age of 15, he became clerk in a lawyer's office at Halifax. He later became a bookkeeper for the Halifax & Wakefield Canal Company.

    In 1842, he followed his parents to America. He was a business partner with his father-in-law.

    In 1847, he married Harriet Snook in New York.

    Children:

    1. child – who died before 1900
    2. child – who died before 1900
    3. Edward Hawkins [b 1849]
    4. Ida M. [b 1855]
    5. James William [b 1858]
    6. Helen (Nellie) [b 1861]

    In 1851, he went to farm in Green County, Wisconsin. He was later Cashier of the Bank of Monroe. In 1856, he was elected Register of Deeds of Green County. In 1859, he was admitted to the bar in Green County. In 1860, he bought an interest in the county's leading newspaper, the Monroe Sentinel, and in 1862, he became sole proprietor. He was publisher and proprietor of the Darlington Republican

    He died 16th March 1901

    Bintliff, Thomas H.
    [1828-1862] Son of Gershom.

    Born in Halifax.

    In 1841/1842, he and his family emigrated to America.

    He was killed in the Civil War

    Birch Dene, Wheatley
    House. Recorded in 1907

    See Edwin Turner and George Edwin Turner

    Birch, Eric Wykeham
    [1893-1917] MC.

    Son of Annie Isabella Turnbull & John Grant Birch.

    He was educated at Rugby & Wye College Kent / appointed to the Sudan Government.

    He lived at Holly Bank, Rastrick.

    During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Brighouse Chums Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps for the Somme.

    He died 17th January 1917 (aged 24).

    He was awarded the Military Cross the following day.

    He was buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France [II A 12].

    He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

    Birch, Evan
    [1888-1915] Son of Bridget & Daniel Birch of Dewsbury.

    Born in Dewsbury.

    He married Elizabeth [18??-1???].

    Children:

    1. John Evan

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

    He was killed in action in France / Flanders [6th April 1915].

    He was buried at the Tuileries British Cemetery, Belgium [D 7] [Sp Mem].

    Son John Evan died in World War II

    Birch Farm, Sowerby
    See Elkanah Horton

    Birch, George
    [18??-18??] Of Halifax. In January 1866, he filed a patent for
    improvements in printing yarns

    Birch, Rev Hugh
    [1906-19??] MA.

    He served at Stratford and at Lindley before becoming Curate and Lecturer at Halifax [1937-1940], Chaplain of the Waterhouse Charity [1938-1940], vicar of Gomersal [1940-1949], Vicar of Rastrick [1949-1960], and Vicar of Coley [1960-1971].

    He had 4 sons. The eldest, John, died tragically in Scotland when he was 18. He was Head boy at Rastrick Grammar School at the time.

    The family grave is in the churchyard, near the east window of St Matthew's, Rastrick

    Birch, John Evan
    [1909-1946] Son of Evan Birch, who died in World War I.

    Born in Dewsbury.

    On 20th April 1935, he married Ethel Goldsborough [1909-1986] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

    They lived at 24 John Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

    He died in Halifax General Hospital [30th September 1946] (aged 37).

    He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £422 12/9d.

    Probate was granted to his widow Ethel

    Birch, Rev Joseph
    [18??-18??] MA.

    He was the first vicar of Brighouse [March 1843-October 1862]. It was at this time when the church separated from Rastrick and became an independent chapelry and parish within the parish of Halifax. Since the church was built in 1831, there had been a Curate in charge.

    He set up several philanthropic causes: the Brighouse Clothing Society [1843], the Soldiers' Wives in the Russian War [1854] which raised £10, the Indian Mutiny Relief Fund [1857] which raised £13.

    In 1857, when the Parish Church was competing with Methodists, he established a chapel of ease which was unsuccessful and subsequently became St Paul's Methodist Chapel.

    He married Unknown [1810-1868].

    Children:

    1. Lydia Lea who married Rev R. A. Tindall

    His wife was a Quaker and wore a silk poke bonnet and other Quaker clothes throughout her life.

    He left to go to West Teignmouth, Devon

    See Judge William Barber and Rev John Phillips

    Birch, Leonard F.
    [1???-19??] Around 1948, he and his son Leonard J. established Birch's photographers.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Leonard J.

    Birch, Leonard J.
    [1???-1???] Aka Lennie.

    Son of Leonard F. Birch.

    He worked as a technician with Harnett & Company,

    Around 1948, he and his father established Birch's photographers.

    In the 1950s, he was Chief Photographer for the British speedway magazine The Speedway Star.

    Lenny continued in the business when they moved to London about 1951, with a studio in Albemarle Street, Piccadilly.

    He moved to New Zealand in the early 1960s

    Birch, Mr
    [18??-18??] He ran Birch Tree House School, Halifax

    Birch, Percival Clifford
    [1913-1943] Son of Agnes & Edward Craven Birch of 42 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax.

    He was educated at Moorside School, Ovenden / a radio salesman for Wild's of Bradford.

    In [Q2] 1936, he married Ida L. Metcalfe in Bradford.

    Children:

    1. Patricia [b 1937]

    They lived in Bradford.

    During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 5 Bridge Company Royal Army Service Corps.

    He was killed in a traffic accident [12th January 1943] (aged 30).

    He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [73], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Birch's photographers
    Halifax photographic business, established around 1948 by Leonard F. Birch and his son, Lenny, at their Leoné Studios, 27 Rhodes Street, Halifax.

    About 1951, the business moved to London, and they had a studio in Albemarle Street, Piccadilly

    Birch, Roger
    [19??-] Local photographer. He has published several books of photographs of Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley

    • A Way of Life [1973]
    • Todmorden Album 4 volumes of photographs of Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley. Volume 4 was published in 2006

    See Todmorden Album website

    Birch, William
    [1805-1869] Of Warley.

    He was a wit, a bareback rider, the village blacksmith, jailer, potman, village dentist, and a leading light in the local maypole dancing

    At Warley Congregational Church, he was sexton, gravedigger, deacon, and clerk

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Hannah who married John Bell Kerr

    The family lived at Old Hall Farm, Warley [tenant 1809]

    Birchall, M. M.
    [19??-19??] BA, LTh.

    Curate at Sowerby [1956]

    Birchcliffe
    Area of Hebden Bridge.

    The name is recorded as Burstcliffe [1608], Barstcliffe [1634], Burscliffe [1638], and Birkscliff Shroggs [1776].

    The original name Burstcliffe, implies that the area was cracked or disturbed and liable to landslides.

    Note the large 19th century retaining wall on your right as you go north-east from Hebden Bridge to Keighley.

    See William Cockcroft

    Birchcliffe Baptists
    A group of General Baptists at Hebden Bridge, formed by Dan Taylor. They opened the original Birchcliffe Chapel in 1764. The final chapel closed in 1974.

    See Jonathan Horsfall

    Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge
    A collection of offices and studios owned by Pennine Heritage. The building was the former Birchcliffe Baptist Church.

    See Pennine Heritage

    Birchcliffe Road Toll Bar, Hebden Bridge
    Toll gate on Birchcliffe Road built in 18?? It was discontinued around 1878

    Birchcliffe water, Hebden Bridge
    The water from a number of natural springs was collected in a tank behind Birchcliffe Chapel and used by the local community until the 1980s

    Birchen Lee Carr, Mytholmroyd
    Or Birchenlee Carr. Raw Lane.

    Mid-17th century yeoman clothier's through-passage house, and barn with datestone SC 1886

    The house and the barn are on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

    It has been described as

    one of the finest examples of a yeoman clothier's house in West Yorkshire

    In 2007, it was sold at auction for £347,000.

    A bid has been made [2008] to demolish and extend the outbuildings to provide accommodation on site to enable the renovation and restoration of the house

    Bird, Adam
    [1781-1845] He was a market gardener [1807].

    On 12th May 1817, he married Martha at Halifax Parish Church.

    Bird, Albert Thomas
    [1879-1916] Son of Eli Charles Bird, plumber.

    Born in Kensington, Middlesex.

    He was a Lance Corporal at Halifax Barracks, Gibbet Street [1911] / a postman of Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1911].

    In [Q2] 1912, he married Florence Amelia Shaw [1889-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Florence Amelia, of Rochdale Road, Halifax, was the daughter of James Shaw, (retired) 
     

    Children:

    1. Walter Henry [b 1913]

    They lived at

    • 54 Rochdale Road, King Cross, Halifax
    • 30 Shaw Street, Halifax
    • 29 Walker Street, King Cross, Halifax

    He enlisted at Dalton [1897].

    He was in Malta [February 1898 to September 1898]; in the Boer War in South Africa [December 1899 to February 1902]; in India [March 1902 to November 1905]; discharged at the end of his term of service at Halifax [December 1911].

    He was awarded

    • the Queen's South Africa medal & clasps: Paardeburg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley & Transvaal
    • the King's South Africa medal & clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

    He joined the Army Reserves [July 1912].

    During World War I, he was mobilised [5th August 1914], and served with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He survived engagements at Mons [August 1914], but was wounded in the left hand at Hill 60 [April 1915].

    He was promoted to Acting Sergeant [February 1916].

    He published a poem Tommy Atkins Challenge in the Halifax Courier [20th February 1916].

    He was killed on the Somme [12th October 1916] (aged 37).

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

    Bird, Rev G. Garmosons
    [18??-18??] BA.

    Clergyman at Illingworth [1861]

    Bird, James
    [1887-1917] Son of William Bird.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was an unemployed labourer [1911] / a worker in the woollen industry [1916].

    On 23rd December 1911, he married Hannah Warner [1876-19??] in Halifax.


    Hannah was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Ada [b 1912]
    2. Walter [b 1913]
    3. William Henry [b 1916]

    The family lived at

    • 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road [1911]
    • 15 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916]
    • 7 Howarth's Buildings, Halifax
    • Pineberry Court, Southowram Bank

    During World War I, he enlisted [7th September 1916] served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He went to France [29th December 1916].

    He was killed in action at Monchy le Preux, Arras [25th April 1917].

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brother William Henry also died in the War

    Bird, William
    [1856-1937] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

    He was a labourer [1885] / a brass polisher [1911]

    On 28th November 1885, he married Sarah Jane Pickles [1853-1897] in Halifax.


    Sarah was born in Bradford
     

    Children:

    1. James
    2. William Henry

    The family lived at 16 Morpeth Street, Charlestown Road [1911].

    Both sons were killed in World War I

    Bird, William Henry
    [1888-1917] Son of William Bird.

    Born in Halifax.

    He lived at 2 Pollard Street North, Charlestown Road.

    During World War I, he enlisted [19th March 1909] with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He went to France [19th August 1916] and was transferred to serve as a Corporal York & Lancaster Regiment [3rd September 1916].

    He was killed in action [12th June 1917].

    He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [105 & 106], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street.

    His brother James also died in the War

    Birdcage, Godley
    Area of Beacon Hill Road, Halifax around Godley and the top of Old Bank.

    The name may imply early links with Falconry

    Birdcage, Skircoat
    Area of Halifax to the south of Skircoat Moor.

    The name may imply early links with Falconry

    Birdholme, Coley
    An area of Coley

    Birds Royd
    Area of Rastrick just south of the Calder.

    The name is a corruption of Brigroyd, the clearing by the bridge

    Birds Royd House, Rastrick
    Built around 1895.

    A reservoir in the grounds served the Calder Dye Works.

    The house was demolished in the 1950s

    Birds Royd House Reservoir, Rastrick
    A reservoir in the grounds of Birds Royd House, Rastrick served the Calder Dye Works

    Birdwhistle, William
    [1???-18??] In 1822, he and Mrs Leyland were recorded at a Lancasterian School in Halifax

    Birk's Lane End Bar
    Toll gate

    Birkbeck, Henry
    [1873-19??] He was a brick yard labourer [1911].

    In [Q3] 1901, he married Minnie Rushworth in Halifax.


    Minnie was the daughter of
    Abraham Crowther Rushworth She was a warper (worsted) [1911]
     

    Children:

    1. (possibly) Minnie [1902-1904]

    In 1911, they were living at 3 West View, Boothtown with Minnie's brother Tom Rushworth

    Birkbeck, J.
    [18??-19??] Farmer at Hunger Hill Farm, Queensbury.

    In April 1889, he was declared bankrupt

    Birkby & Kellett
    Formed in 1863 by Henry Birkby and Mr Kellett. In 1867, the partnership ended

    Birkby Hall, Clifton
    Birkby Lane.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Birkby, Harry
    [1894-1915] Son of Mary Jane & Joe Birkby of 25 South Street, West Parade, Halifax.

    Born in Moor End, Cleckheaton.

    He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

    He lived at 16 Allerton Place, Halifax.

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

    He was killed on Left Sector of the Ypres Salient [21st November 1915] (aged 21).

    He was buried at the Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [III E 5].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax

    Birkby, Henry
    [18??-19??] Partner in Birkby & Kellett. In 1867, he established the Storr Hill Brickworks. In 1876, he served on the local council at Wyke

    Birkby House, Lightcliffe
    Owners and tenants have included

    Birkby, John
    [17??-18??] Cotton and wool card makers at Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1809]

    Birkby, John
    [18??-18??] Strap-fastener manufacturer at Spring Bank Saw Mill, Brighouse [1874]

    Birkby Moor
    Popular carpet design produced by Firth's Carpets, Bailiff Bridge

    Birkby, Ronnie
    [1922-1944] Son of Ann & James Birkby of 26 Crestfield Avenue, Elland.

    He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School / employed by Wilkinson's of Blackley.

    During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)  with 214 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He died 12th September 1944.

    He was buried at the Calais Southern Cemetery, France [R 8].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School

    Birkdale Farm, Birkhouse
    Mid 17th century farm and cottages

    Birkenhead, Hebden Bridge
    A popular 19th century name for the Royd Terrace and Garden Square area around Buttress Brink

    Birkett, Albert Edward
    [1876-19??] Born in Nottingham.

    He was a shop keeper [1910].

    On 30th July 1910, he married Gertrude Goodyear at Coley Church.

    After their marriage, the couple went to live in Sheffield

    Birkhead's Charity
    In his will of 1638, William Birkhead gave £5 which was to be used for charitable purposes in Lightcliffe and Hipperholme and £5 which was to be paid yearly to the poor of Rastrick and Brighouse. He gave the money in trust to Samuel Hoyle and Robert Hargreaves.

    Birkhead, George Taylor
    [1875-1918] He died when James Moran struck him with a bayonet after finding Birkhead with Moran's wife [9th June 1918]

    Birkhead, Joseph
    [1881-1917] Son of Mary Hannah (née Kershaw) [1858-1935] & Arthur Birkhead [1855-1940] from Elland.

    Born in Elland.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 274th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He died 18th September 1917 (aged 36).

    He was buried at the Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium [II G 21]

    Birkhead, Ratcliffe
    [18??-19??] Printer at Silver Street, Halifax [1905]

    Birkhead, William
    [15??-16??] Of Brookfoot, Southowram. He established Birkhead's Charity by his will of 1638

    Birkhouse
    Area of Bailiff Bridge / Clifton.

    There are a number of 17th century buildings in the area, including Birkdale Farm, Lower Birkhouse Cottage and Upper Birkhouse Farm

    Birkhouse Farm, Clifton

    This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

    See Birkhouse, Brighouse, Birkhouse Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Birkhouse Road, Brighouse, Birkhouse, Lower Birkhouse Cottage, Brighouse and Upper Birkhouse Farm, Bailiff Bridge

    Birkin, Adam de
    [11??-1185] See Adam son of Peter de Birkin

    Birkin, Joseph
    [1815-1859] Of Brighouse.

    He married Hannah.

    Children:

    1. Joseph [1845-1887]
    2. Elizabeth [1845] who died aged 2 months
    3. John Fawcett [1858-1859] who died aged 5 months
    4. Thomas

    Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

    Birkin, Roger de
    [11??-1???] Aka Roger son of Adam son of Peter

    Son of Adam son of Peter de Birkin.

    He married Matilda.


    Matilda was the daughter of Roger de Tong

    In a grant [1189-1190], Roger de Tong gave to Matilda on her marriage, his manor of Over Shitlington

     

    In an agreement in 1196, Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury granted Roger de Birkin, for an exchange of other lands that they had made, 80 oaks in their common wood of Shitlington. This was witnessed by Reginald son of Elias [EYC Vol. 8 No. 151].

    In an agreement a little later [1196-1202] Roger son of Adam son of Peter demised to Thomas son of Matthew de Horbury, for a term of two years, all his land of Shitlington and Midgley, and 32 acres for a term of ten years. This was witnessed by Richard son of Jordan [EYC Vol. 8 No. 152]. In this agreement, Roger is called Roger son of Adam son of Peter, probably to demonstrate his inherited right to the land.

    See Richard son of Jordan de Thornhill

    Birkin, Thomas
    [1???-1???] Son of Joseph Birkin.

    He married Eliza.

    Children:

    1. Hannah Mary [b 1863] who died aged 15 weeks

    Hannah Mary were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with her grandfather Joseph

    Birks Bar, Walsden
    Hollins Road. The toll house was built in 1825 for the Todmorden Turnpike Trust. The building was later used as a butcher's shop, then a ladies' and gents' outfitters

    Birks Brook, Mixenden
    With the Hebble, this forms the southern boundary of Mixenden

    Birks Close Farm, Norwood Green
    Part of the property of Samuel Sunderland

    In 1671, he instructed that income from the property be left to the poor of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, the Sunderland Charity.

    In April 1840, the coal beneath a part of the farm was sold. Mining revealed that a considerable part of the coal had already been

    got by someone

    Birks Farm, Ripponden
    Royd Lane. Part of Sam Hill's Brig Royd Estate. There were houses here in the early 17th century.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Birks Hall
    There are several places with this name

    Birks Hall Bridge, Walsden
    St Peter's Gate. Bridge #35 over the Rochdale Canal

    Birks Hall Convalescent Home
    Birks Hall Lane. Recorded in 1905

    Birks Hall, Ovenden
    Rebuilt about 1699.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Mrs Anne Brooksbank died here.

    On 19th October 1920, The Halifax Weekly Courier reported that it was proposed to convert the unoccupied portion of Birks Hall into a habitable dwelling or dwellings.

    This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and In & About Our Old Homes.

    It was demolished in 1937. Shroggs Road Tip now occupies the site. The drive can still be seen

    Birks Hall, Pellon
    Area of Halifax on the left of Shroggs Road going from Lee Bridge to Wheatley.

    Birks Hall House stood on the Pellon side of the valley

    Birks Hall tip
    Aka Shroggs Road Tip

    Birks Hall, Walsden

    Birks Hall Wood Reservoir
    Fed by water from the springs in Birks Wood. The reservoir stored 500 gallons of water. The water was carried from here by lead pipes to Gibbet Hill Reservoir.

    No longer exists

    See Birks hall

    Birks, Hannah Rawson
    [1846-1925] Of Sheffield.

    She married Louis John Crossley.

    She died at Holywell Hall, Stainland

    Birks House, Walsden
    Owners and tenants have included

    Birks, Rev Martin J.
    [18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1890]

    Birks Mills Lock, Walsden
    Aka Travis Mill Lock

    Birks Royd, Southowram
    Church Lane.

    House.

    Owners and tenants have included

    An advert for the property appeared [2nd January 1875]


    Sale by Private Contract for Mr. Samuel Thompson, the Owner, Birks Royd, Southowram, 5 acres containing 13 feet of Riven stone with open Quarry, also substantial house known as Birks Royd and 6 cottages within 80 yards of the house and stables. Of interest to Quarry Owners, Stone Merchants and Others
     

    See Birks Royd Quarry, Southowram

    Birks Top, Southowram
    House off Church Lane.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Birks, Rev William
    [1829-1901] Born in Tideswell, Nottinghamshire.

    Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1861]

    Birks Wood, Ovenden

    See Birks Hall Wood Reservoir

    Birrell, Sir James
    [19??-] He was Chief Executive of the Halifax Building Society [1999-1993]

    Birstall, West Yorkshire
    District of Leeds.

    See Brookroyd, Birstall, Oakwell Hall, Birstall and Rydings, Birstall

    Birt, Daphne Marjorie Hilda
    [1???-19??] Daughter of William George Birt of Kensington. She was the second wife of Henry Charles Sorrell Priestley Edwards

    Birtwhistle & Hutchinson
    Proprietors of the Halifax Courier [1874]. They were then at 7 Portland Street, Halifax

    Birtwhistle, Arthur
    [1870-19??] ARCM.

    Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

    His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister. His brother William was brought up by his grandmother, Rachel Greenwood.

    He studied the organ and taught his brother, William

    Birtwhistle, Edwin
    [1850-1925] Born in Halifax.

    He was a mechanic/fitter [1875].

    In 1875, he married Ann Naylor [1850-1930] in Halifax.


    Ann was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Alice [1878-1932] who married [1911] Egerton Hey [1880-1942]
    2. Emily [1879-1956] who married Thomas Fearnley
    3. Samuel [1884-1938]
    4. Arnold [b 1887] who emigrated to Canada and fought with Canadian Forces during World War I
    5. Amy [b 1889]
    6. George

    The children were born in Halifax.

    The family lived at 16 Ladywood Terrace, Halifax

    Birtwhistle, George
    [1893-1916] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

    He was a steamer (stuff dyeing & finishing works) [1911] / an employee of Walnut Street dye works / a labourer [1915].

    He lived at 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1915].

    During World War I, he enlisted [1st May 1915] and served as a Rifleman with the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    He died of wounds in 26 Field Ambulance [5th January 1916] (aged 22).

    He was buried at the Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, France [I D 73].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

    Birtwhistle, George
    [1894-1917] Son of Edwin Birtwhistle.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a brass finisher at with B. S. S. Smith & Sons Limited at Stannary Works.

    During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force.

    He was killed by an enemy shell whilst unloading ammunition [7th August 1917].

    He was buried at the Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [II E 9].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

    Birtwhistle, John
    [1842-1884] Of Halifax.

    On 19th January 1884, he went to the Westward Tavern, Halifax and played dominoes with another man for some beer. A third man, John Henry Charnock, had a bet with Birtwhistle. Birtwhistle lost and there was a dispute over whether or not Charnock had won 10d. A remark was made which upset Birtwhistle and he struck Charnock on the mouth. Charnock hit Birtwhistle a violent blow on the nose and knocked him down, his head coming into violent contact with the floor. Charnock and another man carried Birtwhistle home. He died on 10th February 1884.

    At the trial, Charnock said that he was sorry for what has occurred and offered to pay a sum of money to Birtwhistle's widow. The Judge said that, although he could send the prisoner to gaol, in which case no-one would benefit. Instead, he ordered Charnock to keep the peace for 12 months

    Birtwhistle, Joseph Priestley
    [18??-18??] Accountant, auditor, estate agent and insurance agent. He set up in business in 1863. He was Secretary of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society at Crown Street, Halifax [1874].

    He had business at Crossley Chambers, Northgate, Halifax [1881].

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Annie Mabeth [b 1872] who married William Jessop Storer

    Birtwhistle's: T. & W. Birtwhistle
    19th century printers, booksellers, stationers and account book manufacturers. Theye were at 18-22 Northgate, Halifax [1863], and at 31 Northgate [1874].

    Partners included Thomas Birtwhistle and William Birtwhistle and.

    See Jane Ann Hodgson

    Birtwhistle, Thomas
    [1814-1871] Of Halifax.

    Son of William Birtwhistle.

    He became a boot and shoe-maker. He joined his father's business [1822].

    On 3rd November 1836, he married Harriet Stott [1817-1863] from Stainland. Children: several including

    1. William Henry
    2. Emily [1847-1920] who never married
    3. John
    4. Harriet [1858-1859] who died aged 14 months
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child
    9. child

    The family lived at 34 Great Albion Street, Halifax.

    Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

    Birtwhistle, Thomas
    [1816-1???] He was a boot maker [1851] / a cordwainer [1861, 1871] / a cordwainer bootmaker [1881]

    He married Ruth [1816-1876].

    Children:

    1. Mary Ann [b 1837] who was a hand loom weaver of carpets [1851], a worsted spinner [1861]
    2. James Firth [b 1840] who was an errand boy [1851], a cordwainer [1861]
    3. Elizabeth [b 1843]
    4. Fanny [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861], a cotton winder [1871], a worsted winder [1881] and married Greenwood Hanson
    5. Thomas
    6. George [b 1857] who was a rug dresser carpet works [1881]

    The family lived at

    • 19 Fleet Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]
    • 22 Fleet Street, Halifax [1871]

    Birtwhistle, Thomas
    [1829-1885] He was a printer & publisher / joint partner at the Courier with John Dyson Hutchinson / partner in T. & W. Birtwhistle / a newspaper proprietor employing 14 men & 9 boys [1881].

    In 1866, he married Sarah A. Baxendale.

    Children:

    1. Emily who married Thomas Palethorpe

    The family lived at

    He died 6th March 1885.

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £6,852 19/10d.

    His will was proved by Thomas Palethorpe and Henry John Palethorpe (of Leeds) 

    Birtwhistle, Thomas
    [1851-1923] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age / a wood carver [1871, 1881, 1893, 1901] / a wood carver (furniture trade) [1911].

    In 1893, he married Margaret Ann Taylor [1864-1925] in Salford.


    Margaret Ann was born in Peersall, Lancashire.

    She was also deaf & dumb from about 7 years of age.

    She was a wrapper-up (toffee manufactory) 

     

    Children:

    1. George
    2. James [b 1901]

    The family lived at

    • 32 Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
    • 28 Plum Street, Halifax [1911]

    Living with them in 1901 was sister-in-law Elizabeth J Taylor [b 1867] (cotton reeler) who was also deaf & dumb from childhood

    Birtwhistle, William
    [1???-18??] He had a boot and shoe making business in Bull Green, Halifax [1822], and at 4 Cabbage Lane, Halifax [1834].

    He married Hannah Darnborough.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child
    9. child
    10. child
    11. Thomas
    12. child
    13. child

    He was buried in the Birtwhistle family plot [Plot Number 3936] at Halifax General Cemetery

    Birtwhistle, William
    [1789-1862] Printer and publisher of Broad Street, Halifax, and 22 Northgate, Halifax [1829, 1850].

    He was an agent for The Leeds Mercury [1838, 1839].

    He contributed £100 towards the building of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street.

    See T. & W. Birtwhistle and Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

    Birtwhistle, William
    [1809-1866] He was a woolsorter, choir master and composer. He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street

    Birtwhistle, William
    [1871-19??] Son of William Henry Birtwhistle.

    His parents died of TB when he was a baby. He was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood. His brother Arthur; was cared for by Maria Wilson, his mother's married sister.

    His brother, Arthur taught him to play the organ. He was organist at Heath Congregational Church

    Birtwhistle, William Henry
    [1846-1871] Son of Thomas Birtwhistle.

    At the age of 5, he followed his older sisters into factory work where they sorted hair to make brushes.

    He became a carpet weaver with a business at Bull Green, Halifax.

    He played the organ at Sion Congregational Church.

    In 1869, he married Ruth Ann Greenwood [1847-1874] in Halifax.


    Ruth Ann was also a carpet weaver
     

    Children:

    1. Arthur
    2. William

    The family lived at 15 Brinton Terrace, Halifax.

    William died of TB before the birth of their son, William. 3 years later, Ruth also died of TB.

    After their parents' deaths, Arthur was cared for by Maria Wilson, Ruth's married sister, and William was brought up by their grandmother, Rachel Greenwood

    They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3936], the Birtwhistle family plot

    Bischoff, Wriedt Willie
    [1899-1918] He was an orphan born in Islington.

    He lived with his aunt, Mrs Booth, at 12 Commercial Street, Elland.

    He was a member of Elland Parish Church Sunday School / employed by Hanson Lee & Sons at South Lane Mills, Elland.

    During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

    He was killed in action [6th September 1918] (aged 19).

    He was buried at the La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [III C 3].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

    Biscombe, Hannah
    [1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1835]

    Bishop, Alfred
    [1882-1817] Born in Dringhouses, York.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 188th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He died of wounds [2nd October 1917].

    He was buried at the Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium [III B 15].

    He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

    Bishop, Norman Magson
    [1889-1949] Son of Thomas Bishop.

    Born in Huddersfield.

    He was an instrument maker [1913].

    In [Q4] 1913, he married Bertha Dyson in Halifax

    Children:

    1. Betty who married Paddy
    2. Hugh who married Doris

    The couple died in Bolton: Norman [2nd December 1949]; Bertha [12th December 1951]

    Bishop, R.
    [18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Ambler Thorn.

    In August 1882, he went into liquidation

    Bishop, Thomas
    [1855-1890] Born in Ovenden.

    He was a gardener [1878].

    In [Q2] 1878, he married Emma Magson in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Wilfred Hodson
    2. Norman Magson

    Thomas died in 1890.

    In 1892, Emma married Robert Jacobs

    Bishop, Wilfred Hodson
    [1879-1954] Son of Thomas Bishop.

    Born in Ovenden.

    He was an iron planer in a woodworking shop [1902].

    In [Q1] 1902, he married Sarah Elizabeth Russell [1880-1968] in Halifax.


    Sarah Elizabeth was born in Bradford
     

    Children:

    1. child

    Bissell, Arthur William
    [1871-1943] Born in Handsworth, Warwickshire.

    He was the Gas Works manager at Sowerby Bridge [1911].

    On 29th August 1900, he married Jessie Pierce [1877-1965] in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.


    Jessie [born 4th July 1877] was born in Birmingham, the daughter of Betsy Pierce [1839-1925]
     

    Children:

    1. Hilda Muriel [1901-1983] who married William Robert Bates
    2. Frank William [1913-1972]
    3. John Stanley

    Arthur and Jessie arrived from Wallasey and first stayed at Willow Hall before moving to 6 Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

    Living with them [in 1911] was Jessie's mother Betsy Pierce (aged 65).

    The couple were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

    Bissell, John E.
    [1???-18??] Master of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Worcester and of Halifax Grammar School. He published a volume of Poems [1861]

    Bissington, Richard
    [1801-1876] Baptised at Southampton [14th November 1801].

    He was a hat maker at 23 Crown Street, Halifax [1837] / a hat maker at 14 Corn Market, Halifax [1842]

    In [Q1] 1840, he married Maria Kidder [1805-1890] in Birmingham.

    Children:

    1. Edward [1844-1910] who was a hatter [1876]

    He died at Leeds [14th March 1876].

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £6,000. Probate was granted to his widow Maria, son Edward, and John William Middleton (gentleman) 

    Bit by Bit House, Warley
    A popular name for Rose Cottage, Warley

    Black, Albert Edward
    [1883-1950] Son of William Black, a saw miller.

    He was a saw miller [1916] / a member of the Halifax Art Society

    He had his Fine Art Galleries at George Street, Halifax.

    On 10th August 1916, he married Catherine Margaret Duncan at Halifax Parish Church.


    Catherine Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Rideal Duncan
     

    Children:

    1. Monica

    Black Boy Farm, Halifax
    Northowram / Claremount.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Black Boy House, Claremount
    Blake Hill.

    Dr Crippen, the murderer, lived here for a time.

    Ernest John Christie and family lived here. His son, John Reginald Halliday Christie, the serial killer, was born here.

    It was also known as The Black Boy Inn.

    Other owners and tenants have included

    It is now known as Black Boy Farm

    Black Brook
    Aka Blackburn.

    The stream flows from Moss Moor Edge [1,500 ft above sea-level], down the Blackburn Valley, where it met Holywell Brook, and through West Vale and Brow Bridge and joins the Calder.

    The Brook flowed past many of the mills in West Vale, including Bower's Mill, Barkisland, Bradley Mill, Stainland, Brigg Royd Mill, West Vale, Brook's Mill, West Vale, Brow Bridge Mill, Elland, Outram's Mill, Firth House Mills, Stainland, Gatehead Mill, Stainland, Greetland Dye Works, Ingwood Mills, Stainland, North Dean Mill, West Vale, Onecliffe Mill, West Vale, Prospect Mill, West Vale, Victoria Mills, West Vale and West Vale Mills although its speed and volume meant that it was unsuitable for providing water-power to the mills.

    The bridge at Brow Bridge crosses the Brook and was built in 1770

    Jagger Bridge crosses the brook

    Black Bull Farm, Clifton
    Towngate. Parts of the building are from the 17th century.

    Until 1933, this was the Black Bull pub

    Black Castle Clough Bridge, Ripponden
    Bridge over Black Castle Clough, Ripponden. An inscription indicates that this was reconstructed in 1932

    Black Castle Clough, Ripponden
    See Black Castle Clough Bridge

    Black Castle Drain, Soyland Moor

    Black Cat Billiard Hall, Todmorden
    Halifax Road. Stood next to Albion Mill. The purpose-built hall opened on 15th June 1911. Demolished in 199? The Co-operative Society supermarket stands on the site

    Black, Charles
    [18??-1917] Son of Mrs B. Black of Spring Head, Heptonstall.

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

    He died 20th February 1917.

    He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [801]

    Black Clough, Heptonstall
    At the foot of Black Hameldon Hill.

    A local folk-tale tells that ...

    In 1689, Isabella Shaw and Margaret Shuttleworth were travelling home from Heptonstall to Trawden. In the snowstorm, the women fell down Black Clough and died. Their bodies were found when the snow melted. One of the women had clung to a tree, but the bough broke and she was found with the branch in her hand.

    It is said that a curse was laid on the tree, and only one tree has ever grown in the clough

    Black Dyke Farm, Heptonstall
    Heptonstall Slack. Early 17th century house

    Black Dyke Mills Brass Band
    Aka Black Dike Band, Black Dyke Band. Originally a brass and reed band made up of workers at John Foster & Son Limited [1816]. John Foster was one of the players.

    In 1854, the band was in some difficulties and John Foster associated the band with the mill and it re-formed as Black Dike Mills.

    The band's motto is taken from Foster's crest

    
    JUSTUM PERFICITO NIHIL TIMETO
    
    Act justly and fear nothing
    

    See Brian Evans, William Lang, Samuel Longbottom, Alec Mortimer, Sir Harry Mortimer, Joseph Weston Nicholl, Arthur O. Pearce, Ernest Edgar Shaw and Percy Shaw

    Black Field Dam, Wainstalls
    Aka Old Reservoir. Recorded in 1834, when it was north of Spring Mill, Wainstalls

    Black Field House, Soyland
    Thomas Lees and his family lived here [1841].

    In 1841, his wife, Rachel, was a schoolmistress at Black Field House School here, and her son, Thomas Wolstenholme was an assistant at the school.

    See Little Britain, Ripponden

    Black Gress, Rastrick
    The black steps stepping-stones which allowed people on foot to cross the Calder at Snake Hill. 2 fulling mills are recorded here.

    See Grees

    Black Hameldon Hill
    Aka Black Hambledon. At the far west of Calderdale.

    The name uses the element hamel and means a scarred hill.

    On 19th February 1945, a US B-24 Liberator based in Norfolk was flying over the hill in misty weather, bound for Liverpool. The pilot mistook Burnley and Accrington for Liverpool and flew towards the hill. Realising the mistake, he tried to climb but the aircraft struck the hill and broke into 2. 5 airmen were killed, 3 died later, and 3 others were injured.

    See Black Clough, Heptonstall

    Black Horse Farm
    Aka Nether House, Hove Edge

    Black House Farm, Illingworth

    Black House Reservoirs, Soyland
    2 reservoirs. Fed by Black House Springs. Capacity 5,850,000 gallons.

    In December 1905, £2,000 was borrowed to make the reservoir watertight. Up to that time, the cost of the reservoir was £15,750

    Black House Springs, Soyland
    The springs feed Black House Reservoir

    Black, Rev James
    [1834-1901] MA.

    Unitarian Minister at Stockport and at Todmorden.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Emily Kezia

    He died in London

    Black, James
    [1869-1???] Born in Partick, Lanarkshire.

    He was a joiner [1911].

    He married Rebecca [1869-1???].


    Rebecca was born in Londonderry
     

    Children:

    1. James
    2. Lauchlan

    Both sons died in World War I

    Black, James
    [1891-1918] Son of James Black.

    Born in Glasgow

    He was a velveteen finisher [1911].

    In [Q3] 1914, he married Mary Alice Fielden in Todmorden.

    During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

    He was killed in action [12th August 1918] (aged 29).

    He was buried at the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France [Special Mem 9].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

    His brother Lauchlan Love was also killed in the War, and is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Black, Jeremiah
    [1849-1917] Born in Ireland.

    He was head silk dresser in Brighouse [1881] / President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited [1881-1887].

    In 1871, he married Mary Brook [1852-1???] from Lightcliffe, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Mary Ellen [b 1872]
    2. Albert Ernest [b 1873]
    3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1875]
    4. Archibald Thomas [b 1876]
    5. Maggie Black [b 1880]

    The family lived at 70 Bonegate Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]

    Black, Lauchlan Love
    [1893-1915] Son of James Black.

    Born in Belfast.

    He was a cotton & woollen worker [1911].

    In [Q2] 1912, he married Rosa Jane Gibson [1893-19??] in Todmorden.


    Rosa Jane was born in Todmorden
     

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

    He died of wounds [21st December 1915].

    He was buried at the Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [J 3].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

    His brother James; was also killed in the War, and is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Black Mires, Ovenden
    Recorded on maps produced in 1854

    Black Pit Aqueduct, Hebden Bridge
    Built in 1795, it carries the Rochdale Canal over the Calder where it is joined by Hebden Water. The river was widened here. There are four arches, each 25 ft wide. This is the largest structure along the route of the canal.

    There is a carved stone head dated 1795 on the structure which may be intended to protect travellers from harm by the whirlpool here.

    See Black Pit Lock and Black Pit, Hebden Bridge

    Black Pit Bridge, Hebden Bridge
    Bridge #17 on the Rochdale Canal

    Black Pit, Hebden Bridge
    This is where Hebden Water joins the Calder

    Black Pit Lock, Hebden Bridge
    Lock #9 on the Rochdale Canal. The lock and foot-bridge were built 1798 by William Jessop and William Crossley.

    See Black Pit Aqueduct

    The Black Posting Chariot
    This carriage can be seen in the carriage collection in the barn at Shibden Hall. It was originally painted yellow and black. It was suitable for long-distance travel. It was drawn by 2 horses with a postillion. It was built around 1800

    Black Rock Farm, Todmorden
    Cornholme. Home of the Baume family. The farm was demolished in the 1930s

    Black Sam
    Nickname of Samuel Fielden

    Black, Stuart
    [1844-18??] Born in Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Eleanor & Archibald Black [1820-1875].

    He became a silk dresser in Brighouse [1871]

    On 31st December 1866, he married Mary Farrar at Halifax Parish Church.

    Children:

    1. Nellie / Eleanor James [b 1868] who married Thomas Edward Raby
    2. Laura [b 1870]
    3. Eliza Ann [b 1872]
    4. John Edward [b 1877]

    The family lived at

    • Elland Road, Brighouse [1871]
    • 2 Sun Dial Inn, Brighouse [1881, 1891]
    • 19 Bradford Road,Brighouse [1901]
    • 1 Church Gate, Brighouse [1911]

    Mary was listed as a widow in the 1891 census

    Black Swan Field, Brighouse

    Black, W. P.
    [1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1932-1935]

    Black ware pottery
    Produced by Joseph Morton at his pot ovens at Cinderhills

    Black, Rev William Paul
    [1???-19??] Vicar of Todmorden [1942, 1952]

    The Blacka family of Todmorden

    See John Richard Blacka

    Blacka, Fort Vincent
    [1878-19??] Son of James Blacka.

    Born in Todmorden.

    He was an architect [1901] / assistant surveyor [1910] / assistant examiner HM Office of.

    In 1901, he married Ada.

    The family lived at

    • Victoria Villas, Victoria Road, Todmorden [1891, 1901]
    • Willesden, London [1911]

    See Jesse Horsfall

    Blacka, James
    [1840-1922] Son of John Blacka.

    Born in Stansfield.

    In 1912, he married Alice Fort in Accrington.

    Children:

    1. Arthur [1857-1860]
    2. Mary Alice [1861-1936]
    3. Ada [1863-1928] who married Jesse Horsfall
    4. Herbert [1867-1868]
    5. Frank [1868-1871]
    6. Annie [b 1870]
    7. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1873]
    8. Fort Vincent

    The children were born in Todmorden.

    Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

    Blacka, John
    [1819-1888] Born in Barnoldswick.

    Around 1840, he married Mary Collinge [1820-1880].


    Mary was born in Stipperden, Yorkshire
     

    Children:

    1. James
    2. John Richard
    3. William [1847-1901]
    4. Alice Ann [1852-1872]
    5. Lucy Emma [b 1854]
    6. Eden Emily [b 1857]

    The children were born in Stansfield.

    The family lived at

    • Canteen, Todmorden [1841]
    • Lower Naze Bottom [1851, 1861]
    • 22 Barker Street, Stansfield [1871]
    • 57 Blind Lane, Todmorden [1881]

    Mary died 13th January 1880.

    John died 6th November 1888.

    The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

    Blacka, John Richard
    [1845-1923] Son of John Blacka.

    Born in Stansfield.

    He was a plasterer [1861] / an architect [1875] / an architect and surveyor of Todmorden and Littleborough [1881].

    His work includes:

    On 27th October 1875, he married Mary Elizabeth Wilkings [1851-1893] in Todmorden.


    Mary Elizabeth came from Birmingham
     

    Children:

    1. Vera Mary [1877-1944]
    2. Inez Louise [b 1879] who married Richard Henry Binns
    3. Walter Willkings [b 1880]
    4. Charles Henry [1884-1959]
    5. Ernest Roy [b 1893]

    The family lived at

    Mary Elizabeth died in Todmorden [1893].

    John Richard died at 246 Palatine Road, Blackpool [22nd March 1923].

    He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

    See Blacka family of Todmorden

    Blackburn...
    The entries for people with the surname Blackburn are gathered together in the SideTrack.

    The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

    Blackburn & Bray
    Spinners of botany and worsted yarns established in 1872 by William Blackburn and Ralph E. Bray. They were at Globe Mill, Halifax [1874] and Ellen Royd Mills, Halifax [1890, 1905]

    The partnership was dissolved in 1905.

    See Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) Limited

    Blackburn & Bray (Halifax) Limited
    Recorded in 1937, when they were at Billingshay Mills.

    See Blackburn & Bray

    Blackburn & Company
    Stone quarrier at School Field Quarries, Rastrick [1896]

    Blackburn & Ormerod
    Cotton spinners at Broadholme Mill, Brighouse, Partners included George Blackburn and Charles Jones Ormerod.

    After Blackburn's death in 1870, the business was carried on by Ormerod & Sugden and then by H. & J. Sugden

    Blackburn & Pickles
    Cotton spinners at Ibbotroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1845]

    Blackburn & Sutcliffe
    Dyers and blenders of Kebroyd Mills, Triangle. The business closed in December 2001

    Blackburn Beck, Barkisland
    Flows down a series of cascades through Blackburn Valley

    Blackburn brook
    Another name for the Black Brook. Gives its name to the Blackburn Valley

    Blackburn Brothers
    Slubbing dyers at Asquith Bottom Dye Works, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. Partners included Henry Blackburn.

    See John William Netherwood and Clement Ogden

    Blackburn's: D. A. Blackburn
    20th century clothing manufacturer at Brunswick Mill, Hebden Bridge

    Blackburn's: D. A. Blackburn & Sons Limited
    Established by David Arthur Blackburn.

    Recorded in 1941

    Blackburn estate
    Mark Blackburn owned considerable land and property in and around Granny Hall and Slead Syke, Brighouse. It comprised around 80 acres when it was put of for sale at the Royal Hotel in 1870

    Blackburn House, Barkisland
    Stainland Road.

    Or Blackbourne House. Owners and tenants have included

    Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & Company
    Cotton spinners & doublers, and warp manufacturers.

    They were at:

    Partners included Samuel Shepherd, George Whiteley, John Blackburn, and Joseph Blackburn.

    In November 1859, the partnership was dissolved as regards Joseph Blackburn, and the business carried on as Shepherd, Whiteley & Blackburn

    Blackburn's: Thomas Blackburn & Sons
    Cotton spinner and cotton band manufacturers established by Thomas Blackburn at Phoenix Mill, Brighouse.

    Partners included Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Benjamin Blackburn, (possibly) William Kitson [1861, 1871, 1881], (possibly) George Frederick [1861], (possibly) Clement [1871, 1881], and Sam [1881].

    They were at New Road, Brighouse [1845]

    Blackburn Valley
    Aka Blackburne Valley. The valley of the Black Brook as it flows down through Stainland and West Vale.

    There are many mills in the Valley

    Blackburn's: William Blackburn & Son
    Cotton doubler at Perseverance Mill, Elland [1905]

    Blackburns Farm, Soyland
    Owners and tenants have included

    Blackcar
    An early name for Claremount

    Blackett, Richard
    [16??-16??] Owned land where Shay House, Halifax was later built

    Blackfield Dam, Warley Moor
    Reservoir at Warley mentioned in 1806. It had a capacity of 3,946,819 gallons.

    See Cold Edge Dams

    Blackheath barrow
    Bronze Age barrow near Butt Stones just north of Todmorden at Stansfield

    Blackhouse Fold, Illingworth
    Or Blackhouse. 17th century house

    Blackledge, Rev A. R.
    [19??-19??] He was vicar of Oakenshaw before becoming Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1950]

    Blackledge-Ing
    Aka Blakelegynge, Blakeledgynge. One of the areas of common land around Halifax Parish Church in the 14th century. Others were Hall-Ing, Southfield, Sydel-Ing, Northfield, Netherfield.

    Blackledge-Ing covered the area which is now occupied by the Piece Hall. Blackledge is the southern boundary of the land

    Blackley
    Village between Elland and Huddersfield.

    Historically, the villagers worked in farming and coal-mining.

    Recorded in 1614 as

    Part of Elland Common, called Blackley

    See

    Blackley & Woodman Mine, Elland
    Blackley Baptist Church: A Short Historical Sketch
    Blackley Baptist Church Deacons
    Blackley Baptist Graveyard
    Blackley Baptist School
    Blackley Centre
    Blackley Field
    Blackley Fire Clay Works
    Blackley House, Elland
    Blackley Minister's House
    Blackley Particular Baptist Church
    Blackley Pottery
    Blackley Provided School
    Blackley Reservoir
    Blackley Whit Walk
    
    Caretaker's House, Blackley Chapel
    James Cartledge
    
    Golden Fleece, Blackley
    
    Wilkinson's Clay Works, Elland 

    Blackley Baptist Church Deacons

    Blackley Centre
    The former school of Blackley Baptist Church is now used for training days, retreats, meetings at conferences

    Blackley Cricket Club
    Established in 1856

    Blackley Field
    Around 1715, Joseph Brooksbank bequeathed an annual rent of £4 from land here for the benefit of the Minister of a congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Elland

    Blackley House, Elland
    Lindley Road, Blackley. House and cottage. The cottage is dated ICM 1744

    Blackley Reservoir
    Opened in 1860 for the Huddersfield Water Works.

    It was filled-in in 19??

    Blackley Whit Walk
    A Whit walk Recorded in 1927

    Blackmires
    Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated.

    See Blackmires, Illingworth and Blackmires Wesleyan Methodist Church, Northowram

    Blackshaw Beck, Shelf
    The stream rises at Queensbury. The name was recorded in the 16th century. It forms the boundary between Shelf (in Calderdale) and Buttershaw (in Bradford). It later becomes Royds Hall Beck.

    See Riding Hill, Shelf

    Blackshaw Clough, Soyland
    Joins Lumb Brook to flow down to the Ryburn

    Blackshaw Clough, Todmorden
    Aka Jumble Hole Clough

    Blackshaw Head Manufacturing Company Limited
    Hebden Bridge company manufacturing and selling cotton goods
    especially phoolies and sarries

    for the Eastern market. The company was registered in August 1878

    Blackshaw Parish Council
    On 20th May 1947, Blackshaw Parish Council and Erringden Parish Council amalgamated.

    The Parish council has 7 seats

    Blackshawhead
    Aka Blackshaw Head. District of Calderdale north of Todmorden.

    See James King and Alexander Turner

    Blackshawhead Co-operative Society
    Established in 1875. In 1926, the society merged with Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society

    The Blacksmith's Shop: Shibden Hall
    This is in the Folk Museum at Shibden Hall. There are examples of tools and equipment which was used by the blacksmith in the production and repair of the horse shoes, metal tools, wheels and machinery of the estate

    Blackstone Edge
    Moorland district with a ridge of mountains above Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, and on the border between Calderdale and Lancashire. The land rises to 1475 ft at its highest point. The ridge continues to the Highlands of Scotland.

    In 1643, during the Civil War, around 800 Parliamentary soldiers out of Rochdale were garrisoned on the moors here. Under Colonel John Rosworm, they built earthworks and cannon emplacements to secure the routes into Yorkshire.

    Daniel Defoe called it:

    the Andes of England

    and, in 1698, Celia Fiennes wrote:

    Then I came to Blackstone Edge, noted over all England for a dismal high precipice and steep in the ascent and descent on either end; it's a very moorish ground, all about, and even just at the top, tough so high that you travel on a causey which is very troublesome as it's a moist ground so as is unusual on these high hills; they stagnate the air and hold mist and rains almost perpetually

    The road over the ridge may be of Roman origin – the gauge of the wheel ruts is the same as those at Pompeii – or a later packhorse route, and is mentioned in 1291 as Blacksteynegge.

    The Mytholmroyd Bridge Turnpike was built in 1735.

    Parts of the roadway are listed.

    See Dr Nettleton, Joseph Priestley, Rishworth Railway Station, Sykes Gate Bottom and Windy Bank, Littleborough

    Blackstone Edge Reservoir
    Built around 1800 to maintain water levels in the Rochdale Canal. It is fed by Broadhead Drain.

    Following a drought in the summer of July 1800, the reservoir was empty and the canal was out of action.

    On 1st April 1922, the reservoirs were sold to Oldham and Rochdale for £400,000

    Blackstone Edge Roman Road
    This ancient road is (possibly) part of the route between Manchester and Ilkley.

    See Blackstone Edge Road

    Blackwall Farm, Sowerby Bridge
    Blackwall Lane. Early 18th century farm. It is now 4 dwellings

    Blackwall, Halifax

    Blackwall Hall, Halifax
    The De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge met here [1927, 1937, 2010].

    Those listed as residents have included

    Blackwall House, Halifax
    2 Blackwall.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Blackwall Lodge, Halifax
    20 Blackwall.

    The house was the first parsonage for Holy Trinity Church.

    The Parsonage later moved across the road.

    Owners and tenants have included

    It is now a children's nursery

    Blackwall, Warley
    17th century house

    Blackwell Hall, Halifax
    The cloth hall in Halifax is mentioned by various names:

    The name was also used from 1545 for Heptonstall Cloth Hall.

    Blackwell Hall cloth hall at Hall End, Halifax – is mentioned in 1572, much earlier than those in neighbouring towns.

    See Blackwell Hall, London

    Blackwell, John
    [1893-1916] Son of Ethel & John Blackwell of Oldham.

    Born in Oldham.

    On 28th May 1913, he married Ethel Steventon [1890-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


    Ethel was born in Todmorden
     

    Children:

    1. Alice [b 1914]

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

    He died 15th December 1916 (aged 23).

    He was buried at the Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France [VI F 1].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

    In [Q1] 1920, Ethel married Thomas Greenwood in Todmorden.

    They lived at 24 Mills Street, Todmorden

    Blackwell, John Thomas
    [1???-191?]

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Tank Corps.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Blackwood
    Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax, although its precise location is not indicated

    Blackwood Common, Rishworth

    Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot
    An area of Luddendenfoot.

    See Band Walk, Luddendenfoot, Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot, Booth House, Luddendenfoot and Luddendenfoot National School

    Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot
    House at Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Blackwood House, Halifax
    Built on Halifax Moor by Thomas Blackwood in 1617.

    On a map of 1836, it appears to be near Mount Pellon.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    See Great Blackwood House, Pellon and Little Blackwood House, Pellon

    Blackwood, Thomas
    [15??-16??] Wealthy landowner who paid £20 in composition fines. In 1617, he built Blackwood House on Halifax Moor.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Martha who married Tobit Barraclough

    Blade, James
    [1836-1879] He was a shoe maker [1867].

    In 1867, he married Nancy Riley

    Children:

    1. John [1867-1896] who was a clog maker

    Blagborough, George
    [1817-1???] Born in Halifax.

    He was a boot maker [1881].

    He married Elizabeth [1825-1???] from Finningham, Suffolk.

    Children:

    1. Nathaniel [b 1850] who was subject to fits [1881]
    2. Mary Hannah [1854-1???] who married James Baxter

    The family lived at 8 Albion Street, Halifax [1881].

    Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Mary Hannah, her husband James Baxter and their daughter Louisa.

    Elizabeth was widowed by 1901 and living with daughter Mary Hannah and family

    Blagborough, Hannah
    [1863-1897] She died from blood poisoning and James Aldridge was convicted of procuring an abortion which caused the injuries. Aldridge was sentenced to be executed on 6th April 1897, but this was commuted to life imprisonment

    Blagborough, J.
    [18??-18??] Coal owner at Northowram.

    In July 1851, he was declared insolvent

    Blagborough, Jack
    [1897-1918] He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a player for Siddal RFC / a millwright with Bairstow & Fielding.

    He lived at 32 Cleveland Avenue, Siddal.

    During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

    He died 12th April 1918 (aged 21).

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Blagborough, William
    [1818-18??] Born in Ovenden.

    He was an innkeeper at the Raggalds, Queensbury [1851]; a farmer of 2½ acres [1851].

    In [Q2] 1846, he married Mary Shackleton [1827-18??] in Halifax.


    Mary was born in Thornton

    She had a son: James Shackleton [b 1846]

     

    Children:

    1. Mary Emma [b 1850]

    Blagbrough & Hebblethwaite Limited
    Electrical engineers at Bank Top, Southowram [1936, 1937].

    They installed electricity at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel [1936]

    Blagbrough, Elizabeth
    [1833-1885] She had an illegitimate son Arthur. In 1865, she married Haley Wolfenden

    Blagbrough, George Edward
    [1900-1974] Son of Joseph Blagbrough

    Born in Siddal [15th January 1900].

    He was a plate moulder [1921].

    On 5th February 1921, he married Lily Exley [1899-1963] at St James's Church, Halifax.

    George he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment from 17th February 1918.

    He was posted to Phoenix Park in Dublin [1919] and was demobilised [27th October 1919].

    Children:

    1. Jack [1921-1993]
    2. Irene [1924-1924]

    Blagbrough, George Stanley
    [1882-1916] Son of Walter Blagbrough.

    He was a master at Bridlington Grammar School.

    During World War I, he enlisted in 1914, and served as a Major with the East Yorkshire Regiment attached to the with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He died 11th February 1916 (aged 34).

    He was buried at the Couin British Cemetery, France [V C 9]

    Blagbrough, Harry
    [1878-19??] Born in Halifax.

    He was a commercial traveller (boots) [1911].

    Around 1900, he married Hannah Mary [1877-19??] from Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Herbert [b 1904]
    2. Nellie [b 1906]

    The family lived at 5 Belle Vue Terrace, Southowram [1911]

    Blagbrough, Harry
    [1895-19??] Son of Joseph Blagbrough.

    Born in Halifax.

    On 25th February 1915, he married Hannah Fielding [1892] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


    Hannah was born in Halifax
     

    In 1919, Harry was serving as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers and saw service in Egypt.

    Children:

    1. Harold [b 1915]
    2. Elsie [b 1924]

    Blagbrough, Jack
    [1897-1918] Son of Joseph Blagbrough.

    Born in Halifax [8th April 1897].

    He was a millwright [1915].

    During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [2nd December 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion (Hallamshire) (T. F.)  York & Lancaster Regiment.

    He was held in reserve until he went to France [6th July 1917].

    He died 12th April 1918.

    He was buried at the Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium [IV F 9]

    Blagbrough, Joseph
    [1870-1934] Born in Halifax.

    He was a screw maker [1890] / a steam pipe fitter [1901] / a belt maker [1911].

    On 25th January 1890, he married Emma Parkinson [1872-1924] at St James's Church, Halifax.


    Emma was born in Heckmondwyke
     

    Children:

    1. Annie [1892-1966] who married Irvine Enoch Bailey
    2. Harry 1895
    3. Jack
    4. George Edward
    5. Sybil [1902-1916]

    The family lived at

    • 7 Longbottom Buildings, Siddal [1901]
    • 32 Cleveland Avenue, Siddal [1911]

    Living with them in 1911 was Joseph's mother Mary Blagbrough [b 1842].

    Joseph died in Halifax

    Blagbrough, Samuel
    [1808-1875] Born in Halifax.

    He was a linen draper employing 6 men [1861].

    He married Martha [1813-1898].

    Children:

    1. Walter

    The family lived at

    Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery.

    See Range Bank Day School, Halifax

    Blagbrough, W.
    [18??-18??] Mechanic at Halifax.

    In February 1864, he was declared bankrupt

    Blagbrough, Walter
    [1842-1924] Son of Samuel Blagbrough.

    He was a wool stapler [1861] / a wool merchant.

    In [Q3] 1867, he married Alice Isabella Tordoff in Bradford.


    Alice Isabella was the daughter of Thomas Denbigh Tordoff
     

    Children:

    1. Florence [b 1869]
    2. Walter Herbert [b 1870]
    3. Alice I [b 1872]
    4. Cecily [b 1876]
    5. Harold D [b 1878]
    6. Louisa [b 1880]
    7. Edith [b 1881]
    8. George S [b 1882]
    9. Clifford [b 1884]
    10. Francis [b 1885]

    The family lived at

    Alice Isabella died in 1916 (aged 70).

    Walter died in 1924 (aged 82) 

    Blaidroyd
    See Blaithroyd

    Blair, David
    [1932-1976] Ballet dancer. CBE.

    Born David Butterfield.

    He was educated at Trinity School, Halifax.

    He became interested in dancing at the age of 7. He attended Madame Amy Ibbetson's dancing school.

    He joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet School, London, at the age of 14. This was on the condition that – should his height not increase in the first term – he would undergo a course of growth-inducing injections.

    He married Maryon Lane, one of the company's principals, and they had twin daughters.

    He joined Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1947, and became the principal dancer 1950. He went to Covent Garden in 1953 and danced the lead in all the classical ballets, performing with Lynn Seymour and Nadia Nerina. Frederick Ashton created La Fille Mal Gardée for Blair and Nerina. In the early 1960s, he had hoped to become the partner to Margot Fonteyn when Michael Somes retired, but the position was taken by the newly-arrived Rudolph Nureyev. He had great success at New York's Metropolitan Opera House in 1953, dancing the rôle of Floristan in The Sleeping Beauty.

    He was about to become director of the Norwegian Ballet when he died suddenly.

    His mother Mrs Green lived at Stoney Lane, Brighouse

    Blaithroyd, Erringden
    Area of Erringden [1861]

    Blaithroyd Farm, Southowram
    Aka New Hall – which stood there.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    Around 1572, the house was used for Catholic services which were banned at that time. Crabtree says that

    A little distant from the house was some ground in the delf-brow, called the Burying-place

    Blaithroyd, Southowram
    This area of Bank Top, Southowram takes its name from Blaithroyd Farm, Southowram which stood there.

    The place is also referred to as The Banke and Southowram Bank.

    It was a part of the ancient Southowram township.

    The name is sometimes spelled Blaidroyd, and is found in other areas. The name may mean grassy clearing or clearing with herbs or – less likely – wolf's clearing

    Blaithroyd Working Men's Club, Southowram
    Castlemaine House.

    Officers of the Club have included

    On 19th January 1934, the club was struck off the register


    Question: Does anyone know why the Club might have been struck off?

     

    Blake's Alhambra
    A mobile theatre which showed films on the Market Ground at Hebden Bridge. This was the first cinema in the town

    Blake, Clarvis Roy
    [1921-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Edward Blake.

    In [Q4] 1943, he married Doris Clayton in Halifax.

    They lived in Halifax.

    During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers.

    He died 25th September 1944 (aged 23).

    He was buried at the Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium [VI C 20]

    Blake Dean
    Area above Hebden Bridge.

    On 16th September 1949, an RAF training aircraft crashed and burned out here, killing 2 of the crew.

    See Meeting of the Waters and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

    Blake Dean
    Stream which flows between Heptonstall and Wadsworth

    Blake Dean bridge
    Early 19th century stone bridge across Blake Dean. This is a single-arch bridge.

    See Blake Dean Railway Bridge

    Blake Dean railway bridge
    A trestle bridge 700 ft long, in 3 tiers, and 105 ft above Blake Dean stream at the Meeting of the Waters. The bridge carried the Hardcastle Crags Railway across the Blake Dean valley, carrying cement and supplies for the construction of the reservoirs.

    The bridge was designed by William Henry Cockcroft, and built by G. H. Greenwood & Company, joiners and builders of Hebden Bridge for Enoch Tempest. The construction required £1,300 worth of timber. It opened on 27th May 1901.

    In 1906, sparks from an engine set fire to a wooden support on the bridge, causing £30 damage. The fire was quickly extinguished.

    In May 1909, Mrs Ada Harwood died when a small wooden platform gave way and she fell as she and members of her family were crossing the bridge.

    In 1912, the bridge was demolished by the contractors at Walshaw Reservoir because it had become unsafe. Only the stone foundations remain.

    See Dawson City, Hell Hole Quarry and The Green Lady of Blake Dean

    Blake Law Farm, Clifton

    This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

    The Blakeborough family of Brighouse
    See Lands House, Rastrick and Longlands, Lightcliffe

    Blakeborough's Bridge, Brighouse
    In 1962, a bridge over the Calder was built at Huntingdon Road / River Street, Brighouse by Blakeborough's. In the 1980s, the bridge closed on safety grounds.

    In 2005, there was talk of reopening the bridge as an additional river crossing when the area is redeveloped

    Blakeborough's Club, Brighouse
    Opened as Brighouse Liberal Club in 1877.

    In 1938, Blakeborough's bought the building for use as a social club for their workers

    Blakeborough, Frank
    [18??-19??] He was a member of the Blakeborough family of Brighouse. He lived at 32 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

    Blakeborough, John
    [1652-1696]

    He died 7th January 1696 (aged 44)  Heywood records his death


    Mr John Blakeborough of Warly, the useful man an administring phisitian, fell sick of violent feaver, dyed a fortnight after Jan 7, was bureyed Halifax Jan 10, 1695-96
     

    Blakeborough, Joseph
    [1818-1886] Son of a watchmaker and hardware dealer from Otley.

    He started a business selling valves and hardware for the plumbing trade.

    He moved to Brighouse in 18??, where he worked as a plumber.

    In [Q2] 1841, he married Ann Barker [1820-1889] in Otley.


    Ann was born in Otley
     

    Children:

    1. Catherine [b 1842] who married Joseph Lawson
    2. Robert
    3. Thomas [b 1846]
    4. Francis Barker / Frank [b 1848]
    5. John [b 1851]
    6. Peter [b 1856]
    7. Annie [b 1861]

    The family lived at

    • Back Street Borogate, Otley [1851]
    • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1861]
    • 46 Windsor Road, Ormskirk [1881]

    Son Robert began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. Brother Thomas joined Robert.

    In 1866, Joseph bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse, and established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

    A larger foundry was built to cope with the demand. The firm expanded and produced valves for many industries in most parts of the world.

    Ann died 20th June 1889 (aged 69).

    Joseph died 3rd June 1886 (aged 68) 

    Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

    Blakeborough's: Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited
    Aka Blakeborough Valves.

    Brighouse engineering company, and makers of valves founded by Joseph Blakeborough and his sons in 1866 when he bought the Commercial Iron & Brass Foundry in Park Row, Brighouse.

    In 1875, a new larger iron foundry was built – Woodhouse Works. There was a fire at the new works on 29th August 1896.

    Around 1920, the company made the first hand cart for the Laxey Fire Service on the Isle of Man.

    In 1926, the company produced the Nu-Swift extinguisher. The original 1926 design for the fire extinguisher remained in production – with only minor modifications in size and the contents used – until the early 1990's when vapourising liquid extinguishers were no longer manufactured due to environmental concerns

    In 1933, the Nu-Swift Engineering Company Limited was formed.

    In 1965, the firm was taken over by Hopkinsons Holdings PLC, valve manufacturers of Huddersfield.

    In 1986, considerable damage was caused to the factory by a fire.

    The firm closed in Brighouse on 12th April 1989.

    The business was taken over by Hopkinson Valves of Huddersfield. They are now a part of the Weir Group.

    See Sam Booth, Algernon Denham and Rastrick Gas Company

    Blakeborough, Mrs Kathleen
    [18??-1???] Wife of Robert Arnold Blakeborough.

    In October 1919, she bought Toothill Hall, Rastrick.

    In January 1924, she conveyed it to Sir William Henry Aykroyd, and the Hall passed to George Hammond Aykroyd in December 1924

    Blakeborough, Robert
    [1843-1911] Son of Joseph Blakeborough.

    He and his father established J. Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

    He developed the idea water valves for which the company became famous.

    He began making valves in the cellar of his father's workshop in Bradford Road and soon began selling these to local firms. His brother Thomas joined him

    Blakeborough, Robert Arnold
    [18??-1954] Of Lightcliffe.

    He married Kathleen.

    Chairman of Joseph Blakeborough & Sons Limited.

    Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,914

    Blakeborough, William
    [1790-18??] He was transported for administering an illegal oath at a Luddite meeting at St Crispin Inn in 1812.

    He is listed in the Prison Hulk Registers as having been given a free pardon [3rd January 1812]

    Blakelaw, Hartshead
    An area of Hartshead.

    The name is variously found as Blakelana and Blakhlawe.

    It has been said that a wood here was inhabited by the Clifton Dragon.

    Rev Harold Norman Pobjoy suggested that name comes from Dracanhlawe – the mound of the dragon.

    More likely, it is derived from Blachelana – the black hill.

    The area was lost in the 1970s when the M62 was constructed.

    See Blakelaw Quarry, Hartshead

    Blakeley, Margaret
    [19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1998-1999]

    Blakelock, Rev Ralph
    [1842-1900] He was ordained as Curate at Todmorden [1864].

    In 1883, he became vicar of Horbury Bridge

    Blakey Brothers & Emmott Limited
    Aka Blakey, Emmott & Company Limited. 19th century engineering company at 16 Square Road, Halifax. They manufactured engines, generators and dynamos. Partners included Walter Emmott.

    On 2nd November 1878, they provided electric floodlighting for a rugby match at Hanson Lane.

    See Halifax Mutual Electric Light & Power Company

    Blakey, Edwin
    [18??-1???] Of Shay Farm, Halifax.

    He was groom to J. T. Haigh JP.

    On 15th January 1870, as he was walking along Caygill's Walk, Halifax, he was attacked by 3 tall men. One seized him by the throat and another put dirt into his mouth. He was robbed of 8d in copper [coins] and 8 lbs of potatoes before the men made their escape

    Blakey, Edwin
    [1848-1910]

    He was landlord of the Duke of Wellington, Halifax [1891]

    Blakey, Elihu
    [1824-1886] Son of Betty & Bernard Blakey of Burnley.

    The family moved to Shade.

    He was a greengrocer / landlord of the Peacock, Todmorden [1860s] / a fish merchant [1870].

    He married (1) Mary Ann Dawson [18??-1869].

    Mary Ann died in 1869.

    In [Q1] 1870, he married (2) Mary Wickman in Todmorden.


    Mary came from Hull
     

    Blakey, Frank
    [1891-1917] Son of Sarah Ellen & Thomas Blakey of 85 Dyson Road, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

    He worked in the grocery department of the Halifax Co-operative Society at Queen's Road.

    During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 26).

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

    Blakey's: H. Blakey & Sons
    Tailors at 16 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]. Blakey took over a business which had been established around 1825. They had workrooms in Waterhouse Street, Halifax

    Blakey, Jane
    [1819-1???] Born in Aysgarth.

    She was a baby linen manufacturer.

    In 1841, Jane, her sister, Elizabeth [1829-1???], also a baby linen manufacturer, were living with their brother, Henry, a woollen draper, at 18 Crown Street, Halifax.

    In 1851, she married Thomas Edleston.

    By 1871, Jane was a widow and running a school at Salterhebble.

    By 1891, Jane was living on her own means, with daughter Mary Ann, sister Ann Blakey, and son Alfred Blakey Edleston (a clerk in Holy Orders), at 20 Piccadilly, Burnley

    Blakey, Mr
    [16??-17??] Of Colne.

    He married Dorothy Brearcliffe

    Blakey, Richard Garnett
    [1818-1???] Born in Wakefield.

    He was a grocer & tea dealer employing 2 assistants [1861].

    He lived at West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

    Blakey, William
    [18??-19??] Farmed Shaw Laithe Farm, Elland [1905]

    Blakey, William
    [1810-1863]

    In 1839, he married Harriet Stead [1814-1871] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. John William [1846-1859]

    John William was a pupil-teacher at St Andrew's National School, Lister Hills, Bradford. When he died [aged 13], his pupils erected a stone at Lister Lane Cemetery.

    The family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

    Blamires, George Henry
    [1860-1???] Son of John Blamires, card maker.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a hair dresser of Bradford [1881] / a hair dresser [1891, 1901] / a hair dresser / barber [1911].

    In [Q3] 1881, he married Janet Banks [1859-1???] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


    Janet, of King Cross, was the daughter of Thomas Banks, painter
     

    Children:

    1. James Willie
    2. Nora [b 1885] who was a woollen winder [1901]
    3. Thomas Henry [b 1888]
    4. Lillian [b 1897]

    The family lived at

    • 66 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1891]
    • 32 Oak Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

    Living with them in 1901 was boarder Mary Ellen Barlow [aged 19] (woollen rover) 

    Blamires, James William
    [1882-1917] Son of George Henry Blamires.

    He was a winder [1901] / a sugar boiler at Mackintosh's [1911] / a solo horn player with the Copley & Skircoat Band.

    In [Q4] 1911, he married Mary E Robinson in Halifax.

    They lived at 24 Cliffe Terrace, Skircoat Green [1917].

    During World War I, he enlisted [26th June 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the 1st/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [42-47 & 162],

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

    A memorial service was held at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [28th October 1917]

    Blamires, Samuel
    [1???-18??] Of Brighouse.

    He married Mary [1809-1880].

    Children:

    1. Ann [1837-1842]

    Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

    Blamyre, John
    [1???-18??]

    Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Northgate, Halifax

    Blanchard, Mrs
    [1???-18??] Around 1838, Mrs Blanchard and Miss Blanchard ran a private school at Chapeltown, Halifax.

    See William Blanchard

    Blanchard, William
    [1???-1865] Between 1830-1845, he and his wife, Ellen, ran the Bell School, Harrison Road, Halifax.

    In 1839, he was advertising the sale of 20 bound volumes of the York Courant newspaper [1741-1811].

    William Blanshard ran a school at Nelson Street, Halifax [1850].

    See Mrs Blanchard

    Blanchfield, Rev J.
    [19??-19??] Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1962]

    Blanchford, Rev F. Henry
    [18??-19??] Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1894]. In 1898, he moved to Ilkley

    Bland, Arnold
    [1891-1915] Son of Walter Bland.

    He was a general labourer [1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    On 18th September 1915, Arnold was reported missing in the Dardanelles since 21st August 1915.

    It was later announced that he had died on 21st August 1915.

    He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [117-119].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brother Nelson also died in the War, and brother Albert also served

    Bland, Eric
    [1923-1942] Son of Annie Evelyn & John Bland of 13 Buxton Street, Lee Mount.

    He was a member of Bethel Boys' Brigade / employed by Halifax Corporation Waterworks.

    During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 445 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He died 6th February 1942 (aged 19).

    He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [78], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bland, Henry
    [1845-1???] Bookbinder in Halifax [1891].

    In 1875, he married Mary Ann C. Cox [1855-1???] from Stroud, Gloucestershire, in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. James [b 1877]
    2. George John [b 1880]
    3. Maude [b 1882]
    4. Edgar [b 1885]
    5. Albert [b 1888]

    The family lived at Long Lover, Halifax [1891]

    Bland, J.
    [18??-1???]

    He was killed during the South African Wars, where he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died [date unknown].

    He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, on the Halifax Parish Church 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

    Bland, James
    [18??-18??] Teacher of deportment and dancing at his Academy in Halifax [1835].

    In May 1857, his name appeared in a list of insolvent petitioners.

    He was editor of the first series of the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack.

    Most of his work for the Almanack was in verse, and much of this about Wilson's hats

    Bland, John Stamper
    [1???-18??] He ran a dancing school in Halifax [around 1830]

    Bland, Matthew
    [1809-1853] Born in Richmond.

    He was a cabinet maker at Broad Street, Halifax.

    He married Sarah.

    Children:

    1. Jane [1839-1848]

    The family lived at

    • Broad Street, Halifax [1841]
    • 3 Mount Street, Halifax [1851]

    Bland, Mr
    [17??-1???] He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1759]

    Bland, Nelson
    [1898-1917] Son of Walter Bland.

    Born in Halifax.

    He was a worsted doffer (part time) [1911] / employed at Dunkirk Mills, Halifax.

    In [Q3] 1915, he married Lily Shinns in Halifax.

    He was a reservist.

    During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was killed one of a raiding party [29th July 1917].

    He was buried at the Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium [B 7].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

    His brother Arnold also died in the War, and brother Albert also served

    Bland, Thomas
    [1???-18??]

    He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

    Bland, Thomas
    [1669-1757] Of Halifax.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Michael [d 1757] who became a merchant in London and married Patience Jeffereys [d 1772]
    2. Anna [d 1800] who married [1757] Mr Marriner from London
    3. Thomas

    Bland, Thomas
    [17??-17??] Of Halifax.

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. Elizabeth [1735-1762] who married John Hanson

    Bland, Thomas
    [1714-1783] Son of Thomas Bland.

    He married (1) Unknown [d 1756].

    He married (2) Mary [1711-1796].

    Children:

    1. Thomas [17??-1777] who became an engraver in London
    2. Mary who married William Bates

    Bland, Walter
    [1863-19??] He was a wool weaver [1891] / a maker-up of worsted yarn [1901] / a worsted yarn presser [1911].

    In 1884, he married Jane Nicholson [1874-19??] in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Albert [b 1886] who was a bottle washer [1901] and served in World War I
    2. Arnold
    3. Clara [b 1893] who was a worsted rover [1911]
    4. Lily [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
    5. Violet [b 1896] who was a laundress [1911]
    6. Nelson

    The children were all born in Halifax.

    The family lived at

    • 5 Back Alfred Street, Halifax [1891]
    • 118 Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
    • 368 Queen's Road, Halifax [1911, 1917]

    Sons Arnold & Nelson died in World War I. Albert also served and was wounded in the back by a bullet and returned in a hospital ship to Plymouth

    Bland, Walter Vincent
    [1887-1918] Son of Elizabeth [née Ashton] [1859-19??] and Paul Bland [18??-1911].

    Born in Sowerby Bridge.

    He married Helen Hill in Brentford, Middlesex.

    They lived at 38 Avenue Gardens, Acton, London.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

    He was killed in action [27th May 1918].

    He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France

    Blarney Castle, Langfield
    A small pleasure ground at the site of a cottage – known as Blarney Castle or Shurcrack – on Langfield Moor. It is no longer there

    Blatchford, Robert F.
    [1872-1901]

    He was an engraver in business with his brother in Horton Street, Halifax.

    He lived at 10 Park Place, Halifax.

    During the South African Wars, he volunteered and served as a Serjeant with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died of enteric fever at Warm Baths in the Transvaal [December 1901] (aged 29).

    He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

    Blaylock, Stanley
    [1915-1944] Son of Ada & Elias Blaylock of Hebden Bridge.

    During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 2nd Field Company Royal Engineers.

    He died 27th March 1944 (aged 29).

    He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma [3]

    Bleak Hill, Northowram
    Shibden

    Bleak House, Boothtown
    Claremount Road.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bleak House, Lightcliffe
    Wakefield Road. Built in 1847.

    It was given the name Bleak House when the railway was constructed at the rear of the building.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Around 1905, it was occupied by Lightcliffe Ladies' High School, a girls' finishing school organised by Sir Titus Salt.

    In the 1950s, it was used as the post office.

    Since the 1970s, it has been a private house

    Blenders & Sliverers Limited
    Mytholmroyd. Went into liquidation in July 2001

    Blenkinsop, Stanley
    [1912-1945] Son of George Blenkinsop.

    He married Cora.

    They lived in Siddal.

    During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 54 (1/5th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery.

    He died 14th April 1945 (aged 33).

    He is remembered on the Leeds (Lawnswood) Crematorium Screen Wall [1]

    Blether Hill, Wadsworth
    Marks the boundary of Wadsworth township

    Blewitt, Charles Oliver
    [1867-1900] Hanged for the murder of his 33-year-old wife, Mary Ann Blewitt. Her body was found at their home in Beeston, Leeds, on June 17. Her throat had been cut and she was thought to have been dead for about 9 days. The crime appeared to have been committed during a meal.

    Blewitt was found – under the name of Oliver Jackson – working at Cornelius Redman & Sons Limited, where he had been employed for 3 weeks, when an employee had recognised him from a newspaper photograph. He was arrested and taken to the Police Station at Halifax Town Hall where he was held until he was collected by Leeds City Police.

    His trial was held in Leeds in July, but the jury could not reach a verdict, and a re-trial was held four days later when the jury found him Guilty and he was sentenced to death.

    An appeal failed and he was hanged at Armley Prison [28th August 1900]

    Blezard, James Edward
    [1883-1916] Son of Rebecca & James Edward Blezard of Burton-in-Lonsdale, Lancashire.

    In [Q4] 1908, he married Alice Torrence in North Bierley.

    They lived at 4 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge.

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

    He died 31st January 1916 (aged 33).

    He was buried at the Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France [I 1 100]

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

    Blezzard, James Edward
    [1883-1916] Son of Rebecca & James Edward Blezzard, labourer, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, Carnforth.

    Born in Burton in Lonsdale.

    He was a millhand of 9 Dove Street, Saltaire [1908] / a woollen dealer [1911] / employed by John Atkinson & Sons Limited at Watson Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

    In 1908, he married Alice Torrence [1885-19??] at St Paul's Church, Shipley.


    Alice was born in Sowerby Bridge.

    She was a woollen feeder [1911]

     

    They lived at

    • 42 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

    He served in South Africa during the Boer War.

    He served in India for 5 years, where he was orderly for the Chaplain, and a member of the Regimental choir.

    He was stationed in Ireland.

    During World War I, he rejoined his old regiment and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was sent to the Front on Shrove Tuesday 1915.

    He was wounded in the right side by shrapnel during the Battle for Hill 50 [18th April 1916], and was hospitalised to Chislehurst Hospital, Kent, then Manchester and Liverpool.

    After returning home for a few days, he returned to France [July 1915].

    He was in hospital with pleurisy, and had recovered by 30th January 1916.

    He was killed by a shell which also killed 2 others and injured a fourth man [31st January 1916] (aged 33).

    He was buried at the Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France [I I 100]

    Blight, Ernest
    [1894-1917] Son of James Blight.

    Born in Farsley, Leeds.

    Baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross [28th March 1905].

    He was a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / a member of Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel / a hatpin maker for jeweller [1911] / employed by Horner's at Mile Cross.

    He lived at 10 Fenton Road, King Cross, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [10th November 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He died in Ripon Military Hospital during an operation for appendicitis and to relieve sepsis from an old wound [5th October 1917] (aged 23).

    He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Blight, James
    [1855-19??]

    Born in Shebbear, Devon.

    He was a railway passenger guard [1901] / a railway passenger guard G.N.R. [1911].

    In [Q4] 1877, he married Alice Burton Harrison [1856-19??] in Doncaster.


    Alice was born in Doncaster
     

    Children:

    1. William H [b 1880] who was a brass finisher [1901]
    2. James Edward [b 1883] who was a machine tool maker planer [1901]
    3. Selina [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted seamer [1911]
    4. Alice / Mary Alice who was a watchmaker's assistant [1901], a hatpin maker for jeweller [1911]
    5. George [b 1889] who was a half-time errand boy [1901], a house painter [1911]
    6. Ernest
    7. Florence [b 1896]
    8. Frank [1901-1902]

    The family lived in

    • Leeds [1895]
    • Halifax [1897]
    • 32 Highfield Place, Halifax [1901]
    • 10 Fenton Road, Halifax [1911]

    Blind David
    The popular name for David Moorhouse, the Halifax town crier in the mid-19th century

    Blind Jack of Knaresborough

    Bliss, Sir Arthur
    [1891-1975] The composer attended a performance of his works by Halifax Choral Society on 18th November 1954

    Blocksage, T.
    [18??-19??] Coal and fireclay producer. He owned the mines at Storth Brick Works, Elland [1896]

    Blomley, Edmund
    [1781-1852] Born in Rochdale.

    He was Postmaster at Todmorden Post Office [1821] / In January 1841, he was found to have put some mail in an unsealed bag and was dismissed from the post / landlord of the Golden Lion, Todmorden [1822, 1837, 1852] / a farmer of 48 acres employing 5 men [1851].

    On 3rd April 1804, he married (1) Jane Isherwood [1786-1832] at St Chad's Church, Rochdale.

    Children:

    1. James
    2. John
    3. Sarah [1825-1897] who married John Suthers

    On 8th November 1836, he married (2) Sarah Rigg [1786-1846] at Christ Church, Todmorden

    On 21st November 1846, he married (3) Ellen Wilson [1799-1871] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Ellen was born in Bury, Lancashire
     

    The family lived at King Street, Langfield [1851].

    Edmund died at the Golden Lion [9th April 1852] (aged 71).

    Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,500.

    His executor was William Fielden

    Blomley, James
    [1805-1845] Son of Edmund Blomley

    On 18th May 1823, he married Mary Scholfield at St Chad's Church, Rochdale.


    Mary was the daughter of William Scholfield
     

    Children:

    1. Mary [1823-1823] who was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [22nd July 1823]
    2. Mary Jane Scholfield [1832-1837] who was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [20th February 1837]
    3. Ann [1835-1895] who married her stepbrother James Parkinson Forrest [1834-1885]

    The family went to live in Blackburn where James was an inn keeper.

    James died in 1845.

    He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

    On 3rd April 1845, Mary married James Forrest [1810-1852] at St John's Church, Blackburn.


    James was a widower
     

    Mary, James Forrest, James Parkinson Forrest and Ann are all buried at St John's Church, Blackburn

    Blomley, John
    [1816-1883] Son of Edmund Blomley.

    Born in Langfield.

    He was a solicitor living on King Street, Todmorden [1841] / an attorney at law [1871] / partner in Sellers & Blomley / a solicitor & Registrar of Births & Deaths [1883].

    On 31st January 1841, he married Elizabeth Stansfield [1822-1888] at Halifax Parish Church.


    Elizabeth was born in Todmorden
     

    Children:

    1. Sarah Jane [1841-1903]
    2. John Walter [1848-1923] who was a solicitor & Registrar of Births & Deaths [1883]
    3. Edith [1859-1933]
    4. Thomas William Edmund [1862-1932]
    5. Mary Louisa [1865-1920]

    The family lived at

    • Willow Bank, Stansfield
    • Stones Villa, Walsden [1883]

    John died 17th September 1883.

    Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £437 18/6d

    The will was proved by his widow Elizabeth and son John Walter

    Blondin, Charles
    [1824-1897] On 23rd August 1861, the French acrobat Blondin - real name Jean François Gravelet – gave a tightrope-walking performance at the Piece Hall, crossing the quadrangle diagonally at a height of 60 ft on a 300 ft long rope. He performed on the rope for 45 minutes. He then repeated the feat with a man strapped to his shoulders. There were around 4,000 spectators in the Piece Hall, and thousands more on Beacon Hill and elsewhere in the town

    Bloody Field
    White writes that, around 1643:
    the most important skirmish of the Civil War was at the top of Halifax Bank where the ground still retains the name of the Bloody Field

    St Joseph's Catholic School was built nearby, and cannon balls, horseshoes, and a sword were found during the construction. 19th century maps show Bloody Field on Miss Lister's Road at Godley

    Bloody Tongue, Northowram
    An apparition which is said to emerge from Boggard Well in the upper Shibden Valley

    The Bloomer family
    A wealthy family of weavers. They lived at Bloomergate House, Midgley during the 18th century

    Bloomer, Abraham
    [1859-1898] Born in Halifax.

    He was a boiler maker [1879, 1881, 1891].

    In [Q4] 1879, he married Ellen Crabtree [1860-1921] in Halifax.


    Ellen was born in Halifax.

    She was a worsted twister [1881]

     

    Children:

    1. James William [1881-1882]
    2. Walter [b 1882] who was a headed boiler maker [1901]
    3. Bertha [b 1891] who was a millhand twister [1911], and married Clement Bailey
    4. Ada [b 1893] who was a millhand twister [1911]
    5. Albert

    The family lived at

    • Trooper Lane, Southowram [1881]
    • 14 Ann Street, Halifax [1891]
    • 13 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1901]
    • 7 Swift's Court, Gibbet Street [1911]

    Abraham died in 1898 (aged 39).

    In 1902, Ellen married Richard Fitzsimons.

    They had a child: John Fitzsimons [b 1904]

    Bloomer, Albert
    [1896-1917] Son of Abraham Bloomer.

    He was a mill hand bobbin doffer [1911] / employed by Mr Holmes, engineer, of Lister Lane.

    He lived at 7 Swift's Court, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [25th October 1915] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He embarked for Le Havre [9th January 1917].

    He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd May 1917].

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Bloomer, George
    [1860-1888] Landlord of the Railway Hotel, Hebden Bridge [1885].

    He died

    a painful and sudden death

    on 15th February 1888

    Bloomer, George
    [1887-1917] Born in Todmorden.

    He was a member of the Sunday School of Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden / a member of Prudence of the Vale Lodge of Oddfellows / a member of Bourillion Reform Club, Todmorden / employed in the grocery department of the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society, Victoria Road.

    On 29th October 1912, he married Sarah Maria Greenwood [1888-1963] at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Castle Street, Todmorden.

    Children:

    1. Phyllis [b 1917]

    The family lived at 1 Fountain Street, Todmorden.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 46th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

    He was killed in action in France [12th September 1917].

    He was buried at the Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium [II A 11].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Todmorden Co-operative Society, on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Bourillion Reform Club, Todmorden. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £202 11/6d.

    Administration was granted to his widow Sarah Maria

    Bloomergate House, Midgley
    Midgley Road. Originally called Woodgate House. It was built in 1673 by Mary and John Lockwood. There are traces of the taking-in door.

    The house was bought by the Bloomer family in the 19th century and renamed.

    Subsequent owners and tenants have included

    Bloore, Charles
    [1884-1918]

    In [Q4] 1907, he married Hannah Savory [1884-1956] in Chorlton, Lancashire.

    They lived at 5 High Grove Place, Trooper Lane, Southowram.

    During World War I, he served as a Lance Sergeant with the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

    He died 24th July 1918 (aged 34).

    He was buried at the Locre No.10 Cemetery, Belgium [A 14]

    Blosse, Rev H. J.
    [18??-19??] BD.

    Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1932-1936].

    He resigned in 1936 and moved to County Durham

    Blue-back
    The Rawdon family of Callis Mill issued their own banknotes. These were guinea notes and 5/- cards printed in blue ink and were called blue-backs

    Blue Ball House, Blackshawhead
    Badger Lane. Built around the mid-19th century and formerly the Blue Ball pub.

    It is now 2 private dwellings

    Blue Bell Lane Farm, Cornholme
    Blue Bell Lane. Built around 1830

    Blue Bell Lodge, Mill Bank
    Lower Mill Bank Road. Early 19th century mill building. It is now a house

    Blue Coat School & Almshouses

    Blue Jackets
    Popular name for the West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry

    The Blue Pig, Inchfield
    A later name for Knowsley, Walsden

    The Blue Pig, Midgehole
    See Midgehole Working Men's Club

    Blue Plaques
    Calderdale Council has erected blue plaques to commemorate several famous people and landmarks:

    Blue Sox

    Blunt, Arthur
    [1891-1917] Illegitimate son of Clara Blunt, and stepson of Joseph Pickles.

    Born in Halifax [Q1 1891].

    He was a carpet printer at Dean Clough [1911].

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own).

    He was killed in action [9th April 1917] (aged 26).

    He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [5], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

    Blunt, Clara
    [1873-1952] Daughter of Ellen Blunt.

    Born in Halifax.

    She had an illegitimate son Arthur Blunt [b 1891].

    She was a carpet filler in printing works [1891] / a carpet printer [1901] / a worsted winder [1911].

    In 1895, she married Joseph Pickles in Halifax.

    They lived at 4 Albert Street, Haley Hill, Halifax

    Blunt, Ellen
    [1846-1???] Born in Ireland.

    She was a carpet filler in printing works [1891]

    In 1891, She was listed as single, living 1 Albert Gallery, Northowram with daughter Clara Blunt, son George Blunt [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], and grandson Arthur Blunt

    Blythman, Jasper
    [15??-16??] He was the second husband of Judith Farrer.

    He married Judith Hanson, widow of William Dean.

    Children:

    1. Mary [d 1631] who married Gilbert Dean

    Blythman, William
    [16??-16??] Halifax land-owner. He supported the Royalist cause during the Civil War and paid £508 10/- fines

    Blyton, William Joseph
    [1887-19??] Born in Manchester. He became a journalist in Halifax. He wrote several books about country life, including

    • The Witness from Outside: Excerpts on Roman Catholicism from Protestant writers [1924]
    • The law of self-sacrifice in nature, man and God [1930]
    • The Modern Adventure: Essays [1930]
    • Gale warning: A novel [1931]
    • Country airs [1935]
    • The rolling year: A farmer's log with illustrations by Raymond Sheppard [1936]
    • English cavalcade: Descriptive passages on English scenes by famous authors, interwoven with narrative; illustrated by the author and Raymond Sheppard (with a map) [1937]
    • Arrows of desire: Suggestions for the security of Britain [1938]
    • We are observed a mirror to English character [1938]
    • Anglo-German future [1939]
    • Landfalls and windfalls a personal record (With plates, including portraits, and illustrations) [1940]
    • To happier days [1941]
    • Cakes, ale and virtue: A modern's testament [1944?]
    • So you're going farming! [1946]

    Boai, Michael
    [18??-18??] Musician and performer. On 12th December 1833, he played music on his chin at a concert at the Old Assembly Rooms, Halifax

    Boal, Alexander Blackwood
    [1839-18??] Son of James Boal.

    Born in Newtownards, Ireland.

    He was a boot and shoe merchant at 29 Cross Hills, Halifax, and 96 Northgate, Halifax [1864].

    On 3rd December 1863, he married Julia Wainhouse at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


    Julia was the daughter of Thomas Wainhouse
     

    Children:

    1. Pauline Jane Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1865]
    2. Alexander [b 1867]
    3. Thomas Wainhouse (Boal) [1869-1870]
    4. Thomas Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1871]
    5. Mabel Agnes Wainhouse (Boal) [b 1875]

    He lived at Savile Mount [1874].

    Son Thomas was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery with his Wainhouse grandparents

    Boam, Eric
    [1917-1941] Son of Jane & Thomas Boam.

    He married Frances.

    They lived at Walsden.

    During World War II, he served with the Leicestershire Regiment.

    He died 20th May 1941 (aged 24).

    He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [Face 5], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Boardall, Edgar Athelstan
    [1896-1915] Son of Fred Boardall.

    Born in Luddendenfoot.

    He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School / an office boy [1911] / an employee of Siddall & Hilton Limited / in business as a perambulator dealer in Blackpool.

    During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914, and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

    3 of his cousins – including George Bentley & Arthur Bentley – were also serving.

    He went out to the Dardanelles [June 1915].

    He was wounded [August 1915], and went to Alexandria to recuperate.

    He had been back in the Dardanelles when he was again wounded.

    He died at St Elmo Hospital, Malta, from the wounds [1st December 1915] (aged 19).

    He was buried at the Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta [D X 1].

    He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

    His cousins Edmund, George & Arthur Bentley also died in the War.

    Boardall, Fred
    [1871-19??] Born in Midgley.

    He was secretary of a limited worsted & woollen company [1901] / commercial clerk for woollen manufacturer [1911] / an employee of James Clay & Sons Limited

    In 1895, he married Annie Bentley in Halifax.


    Annie was born in Halifax, the daughter of Samuel Bentley
     

    Children:

    1. Edgar Athelstan
    2. Percy [b 1900]
    3. Harry [b 1902]

    The family lived at

    • 8 Belmont Terrace, Luddendenfoot [1901]
    • Highfield House, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
    • Glen Lea, Sowerby Bridge [1915]

    Bob Hall, Lightcliffe
    A group of cottages. A pack of hounds was kept here.

    The Bob Hall golf house at Halifax Golf Club was built on the site

    Bobbin, Tim
    Pen-name of poet John Collier

    Bochen, Iwan
    [1920-1955] Driller & shot firer at Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden.

    He died during the construction of the Reservoir

    Bocklet, R.
    [18??-19??] Dentist at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden [1912]

    Bockwith, Rev George Langton
    [187?-18??] Curate at Elland [187?]

    Boddy's Building Turkish Baths
    Opened by Joshua Waddington at Boddy's Buildings, Halifax in 1858

    Boddy, George
    [1831-1???] Brother of John Boddy.

    He worked in his brother's grocer business.

    Some time before September 1850, he became involved with a prostitute called Greenwood who lived in New Bank and instigated him to robbery. He was accused of stealing 10 or 11 watches from jeweller Frank Hebden

    Boddy, John
    [18??-18??] Local grocer at Northgate, Halifax, and a property owner. In 1853, he had houses built in Holden Street, Halifax. In 1856, he built Boddy's Buildings, Halifax.

    His brother George Boddy worked for him

    Boden, John
    [18??-19??] He was A toll keeper on the Rochdale Canal.

    He was a regular visitor to the Golden Lion, Todmorden, and applied for the licence when Mrs Ratcliff left the pub [1907].

    He married Sarah.

    Children:

    1. Dorothy

    In 1914, they moved to the Rose & Crown, Stalybridge

    Bodger, Eric
    [1891-1961] Son of George Bodger.

    Born in Beverley [7th March 1891].

    He was brewery clerk at Samuel Webster's Brewery [1911].

    In 1918, he married Edith Mary Balmforth [1895-1961] in Halifax.


    Edith Mary was born in Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Joan [b 1921]
    2. Mary [b 1923]

    Eric died in Halifax [1861]

    Bodger, Frances White
    [1889-1962] Son of George Bodger.

    Born in Beverley [19th September 1889]

    He was assistant brewer at Samuel Webster's Brewery [1911] / head brewer [after his father's death 1923].

    On 13th June 1918, he married Sylvia May Garnett in Halifax.


    Sylvia May was born in Halifax [2nd May 1896]
     

    Children:

    1. George Duncan Bodger [1924-1992]

    Frances died in Halifax [1st January 1962].

    Sylvia May died in Halifax [16th September 1978]

    Bodger, George
    [1847-1923] Born in Heeley, South Yorkshire.

    He was head brewer at Samuel Webster's Brewery.

    On 9th November 1885, he married Rose White [1860-1960] in Beverley.


    Rose was born in Bowling, West Yorkshire [24th May 1860]
     

    Children:

    1. Frances White
    2. Eric

    George died in Halifax [15th December 1923].

    After his death, son Frances took over as Head Brewer at Webster's brewery.

    Rose died in Halifax [9th December 1960] (aged 100).

    The family lived in Buckley Gate, Ovenden [1911]

    Body, Rev A. B. R.
    [18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1895-1900]

    Bog Eggs, Old Town
    A farmstead at Wadsworth and an area of Wadsworth Moor.

    Ogden suggests that the name means bog witches, that is, bog hex.

    See Jack at Bog Eggs and Joan at Bog Eggs

    Bogden
    Village in the Ryburn valley which was inundated when the Ryburn reservoir / Bogden Clough Reservoir was constructed in 1925 / 1933.

    See Bogden Clough, Bogden Woods, Rishworth and the poem by Whiteley Lumb

    Bogden Bridge
    Stone bridge across Bogden Clough.

    (Probably) a packhorse bridge.

    Known locally as Roman Bridge.

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

    Bogden Clough
    Stream which flowed into the Ryburn.

    See Bogden Bridge, Bogden and Bogden Clough Reservoir

    Bogden Clough Reservoir
    Aka Ryburn Reservoir

    Bogden, Sowerby Bridge
    Popular name for an area of slum housing – including Broad Street, Stansfield Court and Woods Court – which stood in the Sowerby Street area at the West End of Sowerby Bridge. This was one of the first such areas to be cleared in the 1920s/1930s. Many of the residents were housed on the Beechwood housing estate

    Bogden Woods, Rishworth
    Local beauty spot near Bogden

    Boggard House, Midgley

    Boggard House, Pellon
    Hanson Lane.

    A doorway was inscribed 1779 IMB

    This is discussed in the book Sketches of Old Halifax

    Boggard Well, Northowram
    A well in the upper Shibden Valley, towards Queensbury

    Boggart's Grave, Ogden
    A holy well on Ogden Water Nature Reserve. The water produces air bubbles as it surfaces

    Boggart House, Cromwellbottom
    Ashday Lane.

    This was the gatehouse to Ashday Hall.

    Boggart House, Midgley
    Name given to Ellen Royde which was supposed to be haunted.

    The Boggart Chair stone in the garden of the house is a said to have been worn smooth by the boggarts waiting to enter the house

    Boggart Stones
    A small, rocky outcrop just south of Widdop Reservoir. It is said that a mischievous boggart who lived here used to torment walkers

    Boggis, Mason Harold
    [1889-1917] Son of Samuel Boggis.

    Born in Hebden Bridge.

    In 1915, he married Eliza Oldfield [1888-1968] in Todmorden.


    Eliza was born in Chorlton
     

    They had no children.

    They lived at

    • 7 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge
    • 8 Bank Buildings, Hawksclough [1917]

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

    He was killed in action [30th October 1917].

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [48-50 & 162A].

    In his will, Mason left an estate valued at £279 5/6d to Eliza

    Boggis, Samuel
    [1861-1894] Born in Lincolnshire.

    He was a fustian cutter [1883].

    In 1883, he married Emily Stansfield [1863-1927] in Halifax.


    Emily was born in Hebden Bridge
     

    Children:

    1. John Edwin [1883-1939]
    2. Mary Hannah [1885-1961]
    3. Mason Harold

    The children were born in Hebden Bridge

    Boggitt, Thomas Rev
    [18??-1880] A native of Malton. He trained at Nottingham Institute before becoming Minister at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [February 1877]

    Bois, Dr John
    [1560-1???] Halifax-born Greek and Hebrew scholar who translated sections of the Old Testament.

    Son of William Bois

    Bois, William
    [1???-15??] Born in Halifax.

    Clergyman, singer and musician. He was educated at Cambridge. He was a Greek and Hebrew scholar.

    He was a Protestant and became a farmer at Hadley, Suffolk during the reign of Queen Mary. On the accession of Elizabeth I, he returned to the church.

    He married Mirabel Poolye.


    Mirabel, of Hadley, Suffolk, was
    A gentlewoman of good family

    She encouraged William to enter the church

     

    Children:

    1. John

    He died aged 68

    Boland, Arthur
    [1???-191?]

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the Yorkshire Regiment.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Boland, Patrick Joseph
    [1885-1915] Or John Patrick.

    Son of Patrick Boland of Hipperholme.

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

    He died 2nd December 1915 (aged 30).

    He was buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [I D 22].

    He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

    The Bold family
    Richard Bold of Lancaster moved to the district when he married Elizabeth Horton.

    The family acquired much land and property in Barkisland – see Barkisland Old Hall

    Bold Hall, Barkisland
    Recorded in 1861, when

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bold, John
    [1???-18??] Cotton spinner at Grove Mills, Ovenden [1840]

    Bold, Peter
    [16??-17??] Built Ovenden House around 1727

    Bold, Peter
    [17??-18??] Or Bould.

    Of Ovenden House.

    He was a cotton spinner and fustian manufacturer at Grove Mills [1818-1840].

    He was churchwarden at Illingworth Church [1817].

    In 1818, he was one of the founders of a Sunday School at Ovenden.

    He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Ovenden [1835].

    In August 1843, Peter Bould, cotton spinner of Ovenden, was listed as insolvent and paying dividends of 1/6d in the pound

    Bold, Richard
    [16??-17??] Of Bold, Lancashire.

    He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Horton.

    The marriage brought the Bold family to the district

    Bold, Richard
    [1683-17??] Of Ripponden.

    About 1713, he married Everilda Anne, daughter of Thomas Horton

    Boler, Ewart
    [1925-1945] Son of Eleanor & Herbert Ewart Boler of 36 Huddersfield Road, Elland.

    He was educated at South Lane School, Elland / a Salvationist.

    During World War II, he enlisted [1943], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    He was killed in Burma [25th March 1845].

    He was buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [20 B 19].

    He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

    Bolland, William
    [17??-1???] Bought The Castle in 1774. He established a public reading room

    Bolland, William
    [17??-18??] A Halifax brass founder.

    In 1780, he, John Emmett and Thomas Holden set up a blast-furnace and foundry at Birkenshaw. They produced iron and possibly steel castings

    Bollard, John
    [1???-16??] Aka Bolland. Clockmaker who made the clock for Elland Parish Church in 1671

    Bolling, Elizabeth
    [17??-1762] Of Ilkley. She inherited considerable property in Ilkley, Bradford and Burley-in-Wharfedale from her grandfather, Edward Bolling.

    She married William Prescott

    Bolmer, George
    [1805-1???] Landlord of the White Horse, Luddendenfoot [1851, 1853].

    He married Nancy.

    Children:

    1. John

    Bolmer, John
    [1828-1???] Son of George Bolmer.

    He married Harriet.

    Children:

    1. George Frederick [b 1850]

    The family lived at Spring Gardens next door to the White Horse where John's father was landlord

    Bolton...
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    Bolton & Sutcliffe
    Grocers at Hebden Bridge.

    Partners included J. Bolton and W. Sutcliffe.

    The partnership was dissolved in January 1819

    Bolton Brow Amateur Dramatic Society
    Sowerby Bridge

    Bolton Brow Band of Hope
    Recorded on 29th November 1902, when Rev T. H. Kirkness presided at a meeting

    Bolton Brow Co-Op, Sowerby Bridge
    A branch of the Ripponden Co-operative Society Limited was opened in 1842

    Bolton Brow Industrial & Provident Co-operative Society
    Recorded in 1863

    Bolton Brow Literary Society, Sowerby Bridge
    Recorded in December 1902, when Rev T. H. Kirkness was returning officer at an election of members

    Bolton Brow Manufacturing Company Limited
    They had business at Clough Mill, Sowerby Bridge. The company was registered in September 1873

    Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge
    Area of Sowerby Bridge.

    See Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge, Lower Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bolton Brow

    Bolton Brow Working Men's Club & Institute
    Established in 1877/8. The club was formed at the first meeting in November 1877.

    On 17th December 1877, a cottage was acquired in Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge.

    A library was set up and the African explorer, Henry Morton Stanley was invited to give a lecture to raise funds.

    By 1898, the club had 386 members.

    Recorded in January 1906, when J. A. Crowther was President.

    In 19??, it became the Sowerby Bridge Working Men's Club.

    See Daniel Luty, Savings Clubs, Albert Sutcliffe and Herbert Ambler Sutcliffe

    Bolton House, Southowram
    Bolton Lane.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Bolton Lodge, Southowram

    Bolton Lodge, Southowram
    1 Marsh Lane / Bolton Lane.

    Built in the 1931 by Herbert Mellor as a wedding present for his son William. Herbert designed and built the house on his own land and using stone from their own quarry. It has been suggested that the architect may have been J. F. Walsh.

    Owners and tenants have included

    See Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel New Graveyard and Bolton House, Southowram

    Bolton Unity Friendly Society
    Recorded in 1939, when they were at Albany Chambers, Halifax

    Bombs & bombing

    Bond & Fawcett
    Originally R. Bond & Son. Retailers of flags, banners and bunting at 10 Cow Green, Halifax and at York [1900]

    Bond, Dr Frederick Fielding
    [1861-19??] Born in Accrington. He studied medicine at Edinburgh before becoming assistant to Dr Brindley at Church Lane, Brighouse.

    By 1887, he was in partnership with Dr Bogdan Edward Jastrzębski Edwards in Brighouse.

    In 1892, he engaged a locum to look after his practice while he and his wife worked in the newly-established Clifton Isolation Hospital during the smallpox outbreak in the district.

    He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895].

    Medical Officer of Health for Fixby and the Rastrick Local Board [1905].

    He was one of the founders of the branch of St John's Ambulance Brigade in the district.

    In 1885, he married Mary Emma Dixon in Halifax.

    Children:

    1. Winifred who was one of the first health visitors in Brighouse
    2. son
    3. son

    The family lived at Thorncliffe, Rastrick [1905].

    In 1935, Dr and Mrs Bond retired to Hayling Island, Hampshire.

    Bond Street, Lightcliffe was named for him

    Bond, Rev James
    [1780-1856] Born in Kendal, Westmorland. He moved to Midgley.

    He was a papermaker at Midgley [1801] / pastor at Clayton West Independent Chapel [1823-1825] / minister and schoolmaster at Marsden [1825-1848].

    On 3rd May 1801, he married Ann Butterfield [1776-18??] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

    The family lived at The Vicarage, Midgley

    Bond, James
    [18??-19??] Born in Preston.

    He was landlord of the Globe, Rastrick [1887, 1894, 1896].

    He married Mary E. Cockcroft [1855-19??].


    Mary came from Halifax
     

    Children:

    1. Fred [b 1879]
    2. Annie [b 1882]
    3. James
    4. Harry [b 1888]

    Bond, James
    [1885-1938] He was landlord of the Duke of York, Rastrick [31st October 1919 until the pub closed 24th December 1927] / the Malt Shovel, Brighouse [1929].

    In [Q3] 1910, he married Emily Garfitt in Halifax


    Question: It is said that Emily's parents were licensees of a pub in Mill Lane.

    Does anyone know the name of the pub or of her parents?

     

    Children:

    1. Stanley [1911-1987]

    Bond's: R. Bond & Son
    Retailers of flags, banners and bunting in Halifax. The business became Bond & Fawcett

    Bond, Will
    [18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

    During World War I, he served with the Canadians.

    He died in the conflict.

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Bondina
    The company became Freudenberg Nonwovens

    Bone, Rev Trevor Hubert
    [1925-19??] He served at Harrogate and at Leeds Parish Church before becoming Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1961]. In 1969, he was appointed vicar at Barnsley

    Bonegate, Brighouse

    Bonegate Cottage, Brighouse
    2 Bonegate.

    Part of the estate of Bonegate Hall which stood opposite the Hall.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Bonegate Hall, Brighouse
    Aka Bonegate, Bonegate House. Built in 1635 by Henry Brighouse. Owners and tenants have included

    Bonegate Cottage and Brooklands were nearby

    Bonegate Toll Booth
    Bonegate Bar on the Bradford & Huddersfield Turnpike is mentioned in 1851. It stood at the foot of Bonegate, Brighouse. It was demolished in 18??

    Bonnar, E. W.
    [18??-19??] Minister recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1938]

    Bonner, Herbert
    [1883-1914] Son of Martha & George Bonner, of 3 Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden.

    Born in Hitchin.

    He lived at 10 Aspinall Street East, Siddal.

    He was a regular soldier with 16 years' service.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

    He was killed at Zonnebeke [7th November 1914] (aged 31).

    He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [8], and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

    Bonnett, William John
    [1882-1907] A toffee boiler at Mackintosh's Kingston Confectionery Works, Halifax.

    He was a member of Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel and a teacher at the Sunday School.

    He never married.

    On 21st February 1907, he was one of 144 people who were killed when the SS Berlin was wrecked off the Hook of Holland.

    John Mackintosh had sailed across on the previous night

    Bonsall, James
    [1881-19??] Born in Keighley.

    He was landlord of the Friendly, Todmorden [1911].

    In [Q3] 1902, he married Margaret Mary Yates from Preston, in Burnley.

    Children:

    1. twins Philomena [b 1903]
    2. George Leo [b 1903]

    Living with them in 1911 was widowed mother-in-law Ellen Yates [b 1842]

    Bonser, Edward
    [18??-18??] Tea and coffee merchant at 14 Southgate, Halifax [1874].

    An advertisement for the business in 1872 announced

    New Season's Teas
    EDWARD BONSER,
    14, Southgate, Halifax.
    Ex-Steamers "Agamemnon" "Deccan" "Malacca" and "Achilles" via Suez Canal.
    and a SYRUPY CONGOU at 2s per pound

    E. Bonser, Proprietor; S. Leonard, Manager

    Bonser, Sir John Winfield
    [1847-1914] Son of Rev John Bonser.

    He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1859-1866] / a barrister / Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements / Singapore [1893] / a Privy Councillor [1901]

    Boocock...
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    Boocock's Charity
    Of Halifax. Recorded in February 1839, when a meeting of the Trustees
    of the late Mr Boocock's charity

    elected George Edwards to replace the late William Emmet

    Boocock's: W. H. Boocock & Son
    Halifax legal firm established by William Henry Boocock.

    They were at Black Swan Passage, Halifax, Imperial Chambers, Halifax [1907], and Provincial Bank Chambers, Halifax [1936].

    See Herbert Boocock and James Naylor

    Booker, Rev William
    [1830-1903] MA.

    Born in Leeds.

    He was curate at Burnley before becoming Curate at Halifax [1858, 1861] and Vicar of Brighouse [November 1862-1890].

    They lived at 14 Ward's End, Halifax [1861].

    When Rev Joseph Birch left Brighouse, it was proposed to appoint Rev T. H. Flynn to the post, but Rev Charles Musgrave offered the living to Rev Booker.


    It is said that Rev Booker was offered the living at Heptonstall and, when visiting the district prior to accepting the offer, he arrived at Hebden Bridge station and asked a porter for directions to Heptonstall. When the porter pointed upwards, Rev Booker turned and took the train back to Halifax, abandoning the offer.
     

    On 17th June 1873, he married Margaret Ann Urquhart [18??-1880] at Chapel Allerton.


    Margaret Ann was the daughter of Rev J. Urquhart incumbent of Chapel Allerton
     

    He resigned in 1890 and went to live in Leeds.

    He died at Ivy House, Chapeltown, Leeds [September 1903]

    Booksellers

    Boord, Henry John
    [1???-1848] Stuff manufacturer. Partner in McCrea & Boord. He lived at Darcy Hill, Skircoat [1845]. He died at Newton Abbot

    Boosey, Albert Edward
    [18??-1918] He was a conductor for the Halifax Tramways Company.

    He married Beatrice Alice Walker [1886-1949] in Halifax.

    They lived at 22 Broad Tree Terrace, Halifax.

    During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

    He died 21st March 1918.

    He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

    Boot's Cash Chemists Limited
    National chain of pharmacies established in 1849 by John Boot. They were at Old Market, Halifax [1936] and Southgate.

    In 1968, the Boots Pure Drug Company acquired Timothy Whites & Taylors Limited

    Boote, James
    [18??-19??] Costumier and furrier &c at 10 Old Market, Halifax [1900, 1903]

    Booth...
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    Booth
    District to the north-west of Halifax, south of Wainstalls and north of Luddenden and Midgley.

    The first meeting house opened here in 1761 with James Oldfield as one of its precentors.

    The imposing Booth Congregational Church was built here in 1869.

    See Luddenden Valley Railway

    Booth & Ogden
    Formerly Brook & Booth. Partners included John Brook Booth and Joseph Ogden.

    Brewers at Red Cross Brewery, Rastrick [1874].

    The partnership was dissolved in June 1881.

    The business was acquired by James William Prynn and became Prynn & Company [1881]

    Booth Bridge, Rishworth
    Stands below the wall of what was the dam for Booth Bridge Mill

    Booth Brothers
    Cotton doublers and warp makers established by William and Lister Booth at Grove Mills, Brighouse.

    The partnership ended in 1892.

    William started his own cotton doubling and warp making business in a shed attached to Mill Royd Mill.

    Lister established Lister Booth & Company Limited at Grove Mills

    Booth Cricket Club

    See Ronald Hawley Murgatroyd

    Booth Dean Beck, Rishworth

    On 26th November 1881, John Kenworthy, his wife and daughter, drowned in the Beck after calling at the Derby Bar, Rishworth

    Booth Dean Bridge, Rishworth
    A single-arch stone bridge which carries the road across the valley to Ripponden and Ringstone Reservoir

    Booth Dean Clough, Barkisland
    Aka Booth Wood Stream. Stream which is a part of the boundary between Rishworth and Barkisland. It is a major tributary which joins the Ryburn at Rishworth.

    Booth Wood Reservoir is on the clough.

    See Holme House Bridge, Barkisland

    Booth Dean Reservoir
    See Lower Booth Dean Reservoir and Upper Booth Dean Reservoir

    Booth Dean Spring, Rishworth
    A mineral spring. Near the Rocking Stone, Rishworth

    Booth's: E. & G. Booth
    Woollen manufacturers at West Vale.

    Partners included Ephraim Booth and George Booth.

    In May 1869, the partnership was declared bankrupt

    Booth's: Ernest Booth & Company
    A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

    Public Decorators: 10 Southgate, Halifax

    Furnishing Warehouse: Trinity Road, Halifax

    Booth's: George Booth & Company
    Machine tool makers at Arundel Street, Halifax [1905]

    Booth House, Luddendenfoot
    Blackwood Hall area. Mid 18th century property.

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

    Booth's: J. Booth & Son
    Shoddy manufacturers established by Joseph Booth at Burrwood Mill, Stainland [1905]

    Booth's: J. H. Booth & Son
    Dairy farmers at Holywell Green Farm

    Booth's: J. R. Booth Orchestra
    Recorded around 1900 in Brighouse

    Booth's: James Booth & Son
    Worsted spinners and woollen fancy manufacturers established at Ovenden in 1876 by James Booth. Their products included
    Gloves
    Hosiery
    
    From 1880, they had business at Lee Mills, Halifax.

    In the 1880s, the company name was changed to James Booth.

    In 1890, they employed over 1000 workers and operated 2,500 spindles and 180 looms.

    In February 1890, when James Booth was Mayor of Halifax, the firm were ordered to pay £29 10/- for causing 12 women and young persons to work after hours at their Netherton Mill, Holmfield. The manager accepted responsibility.

    They had other premises at Huddersfield, Bradford and London

    Booth's: John Booth & Son
    Iron founders at Chapel Field Foundry, Ripponden.

    The foundry was acquired by H. Downs & Son of Huddersfield [1986]

    The business moved to Huddersfield [2005]

    Booth, Rishworth
    The house is mentioned in 1372 Owners and tenants have included

    About 1750, the Booth estate was divided.

    In 1773, the estate was transferred to Elkanah Hoyle and John Hoyle of High Moss.

    See Booth, Queen at the Booth and Upper Booth, Rishworth

    Booth Stead, Warley
    See Boothsteads Farm, Warley

    Booth Town

    Booth Town Charity
    Established by the Hall family to keep a school at Boothtown House for
    the teaching of 5 poor boys and 5 poor girls

    See Jeremiah Hall Charity

    Booth Wood
    Area of Calderdale near Rishworth

    See Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth, Booth Wood Reservoir and Booth Wood, Rishworth

    Booth Wood Bridge

    Booth Wood Reservoir
    Rishworth. The reservoir was the last of 3 – Baiting, Ryburn and Booth Wood – to be built to supply the Wakefield area. It was built on Booth Dean Clough, a short distance from the former Booth Wood Mill. in 1966 at a cost of £2 million, and opened in 1971. It originally supplied 2,540,000 gallons of water per day.

    This is the reservoir that you can see to the north as you drive along the M62. Scammonden Dam is to the south of the motorway.

    In 1995, water was pumped from the reservoir to relieve Baitings Reservoir

    See Spa Clough Reservoir, Rishworth

    Booth Wood Stream
    Aka Booth Dean Clough

    Boothe, Mr
    [1???-16??] Curate at Heptonstall [1644]

    The Boothes
    Property owned by Thomas Fourness [1480]


    Question: Can anyone tell me anything about what or where this was?

     

    Boothes, William of the
    [12??-13??] He rented Shibden Mill [1307]

    Boothman, Bottomley
    [1787-1854] Son of John Boothman.

    Baptised at Southowram [13th November 1787].

    He was a stone delver [1811, 1817].

    On 14th March 1811, he married Elizabeth Jenkinson [1789-1852] in Halifax.


    Elizabeth was born in Northowram
     

    Children:

    1. Abraham [b 15th August 1811]
    2. Sarah [24th May 1813-3rd August 1819]
    3. John [30th March 1815-28th August 1819]
    4. Hannah [b 13th March 1817]
    5. Mary [b 10th June 1819]
    6. Joseph [b 27th March 1822]
    7. William [bapt 9th September 1827]

    The children were all baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

    The family lived at Field House Farm, Southowram [1817].

    Elizabeth died 7th November 1852.

    John died 10th November 1854.

    Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Q 19]

    Boothman, George Edwin
    [1900-1993] JP.

    Son of William Boothman.

    Born 26th March 1900.

    He was educated at Castle Hill School and Castle Hill Methodist Sunday School / a part-time weaver (cotton) [1912] / a trainee manager for Duckworth's / a tee-totaller.

    At the age of 18, he volunteered for the army, but the Armistice was signed before he completed his training.

    After a short period of Victory Leave, he re-enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment for a period of 2 years.

    During that time he saw action, fighting the Bolshevik army in Russia and later served for a period in India.

    On discharge from the army, he resumed work in the grocery trade and was appointed manager at a branch of Duckworth's in Cornholme.

    He remained there until his retirement [December] 1964.

    He was a member of Todmorden Town Council / Alderman / Mayor of Todmorden [1950-1951].

    In 1923, he married (1) Bertha Fitton [1899-1965].

    Children:

    1. Muriel
    2. Harry
    3. John
    Bertha died of heart failure [1965]. Harry and John also suffered fatal heart attacks in their early 40s.

    After Bertha's death, Edwin left Cornholme and went to live with his daughter and her family in New Mills, Derbyshire.

    In 1968, he married (2) Bette Davis, a widow from Wilmslow.

    Bette died 18th April 1986.

    He became increasingly blind and deaf in his later years.

    He continued to live in Wilmslow until his death from a stroke [7th December 1993]

    Boothman, Harold
    [18??-1917] Born in Todmorden. During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

    He was killed in action [12th March 1917].

    He was buried at the St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [IV E 4].

    He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

    Boothman, Harry
    [18??-19??] He lived at

    Boothman, Jack
    [1917-1943] Son of Millicent & Alfred Boothman of Brighouse.

    He married Florence.

    They lived in Brighouse.

    During World War II, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment.

    He died 14th October 1943 (aged 26).

    He was buried at the Minturno War Cemetery, Italy [V D 2]

    Boothman, John Bottomley
    [1839-19??] Born in Northowram.

    He was an old age pensioner [1911].

    In [Q4] 1862, he married Sarah Jane Penney [1842-19??] in Plymouth.


    Sarah Jane was born in Devon
     

    Children:

    1. Ada [b 1879] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
    2. Ellen [b 1880] who married [1904] William Barber
    3. Emma Jane [1886-19??] who married Charley Briggs

    The family lived at 9 Brook Foot, Elland Road, Southowram [1911].

    Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Emma Jane & family and granddaughter Elsie May Barber [b 1906]

    Boothman, Mary
    [16??-1742] She was the second wife of Joseph ffryear

    Boothman, Richard
    [1853-19??] Born in Doncaster.

    He was a borough police pensioner [1911].

    In [Q2] 1878, he married Rebecca Ross [1852-19??] from Lincolnshire, in Doncaster.

    Children:

    1. Herbert Henry [b 1884] who was a house painter & decorator [1911]
    2. child
    3. child who died young [before 1911]
    4. child who died young [before 1911]
    5. child who died young [before 1911]

    The family lived at 8 Commercial Street, Halifax [1911]

    Boothman, Rev Robert Alexander
    [1867-1946] Born in Burnley.

    He was Pastor at Shore Baptist Church, Todmorden [1905].

    In [Q2] 1892, he married Mary Jane Thornber [1864-19??] in Burnley.


    Mary Jane was born in Burnley
     

    Children:

    1. Ronald
    2. Clifford [1898-1982]
    3. Herman Stanley [1901-1904]

    Boothman, Ronald A.
    [1897-1916] Son of Rev Robert Alexander Boothman.

    Born in Bradford.

    He lived at Cornholme.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

    He was killed in action [15th September 1916].

    He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [7D & 8D], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Shore War Memorial

    Boothman, William
    [1871-19??] Son of John William Boothman, ironmonger. He was a butcher [1894].

    On 30th January 1894, he married Sarah Robinson [1869-19??] at St Paul's, Cross Stone.


    Sarah was the daughter of Edwin Robinson, refreshment purveyor
     

    Children:

    1. Mary [b 1894]
    2. John William [b 1896]
    3. Alice [b 1898]
    4. George Edwin
    5. Edith Hannah [b 1902]
    6. child

    The family lived at 6 Swan Place, Todmorden.

    Boothroyd & Ross
    Wine and brandy merchants at North Bridge, Halifax [1809]

    Boothroyd, Arthur
    [1874-19??] Brighouse violinist.

    He achieved some success in the Mrs Sunderland Competition, and won a Mrs Sunderland Medal. He taught music and conducted the Brighouse Choral Society.

    In 1898, he married Flora Hellawell [1878-19??].

    Children:

    1. Elsie [b 1900]
    2. Reginald [b 1901]
    3. Winifred [b 1904]
    4. Bernard [b 1906]
    5. Marion [b 1908]
    6. Dora [b 1910]

    Some of his children became well-known musicians.

    The family lived at 14 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1911]

    Boothroyd, Dr Benjamin
    [1768-1836] LLD, DD.

    Son of a shoemaker.

    Born in Warley.

    He was educated at the Warley village school. Rev Richard Simpson of Warley Congregational Church encouraged him to study Latin and Greek. He was a student at Northowram Academy and Heckmondwike Academy.

    In 1790, he became minister of the Independent Chapel at Pontefract. He subsequently served at Highfield Chapel, Huddersfield.

    He set up in business as a printer and bookseller.

    He was a Hebrew scholar. He made a complete translation of the whole Bible, and published it with a commentary. With the help of his wife who corrected the proofs, he published a Hebrew Bible which appeared in quarterly parts. He later produced several English versions of the Bible. In recognition of his work, he received the degree of Doctor of Law & Divinity from Glasgow University.

    On 5th May 1801, he married Sarah Hurst [17??-1832] in Pontefract.

    Children:

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

    A memorial at Warley Independent Chapel records

    His simplicity and godly sincerity endeared him to all – his biblical labours raised him to an eminence attained by few – and he died a good old age [68], crowned with labours and honours.

    This tablet was erected by a few friends and strangers, to remind the youth of Warley that honour here and happiness hereafter as the reward of diligent exertion, are in the power of every one

    He was buried at Highfield Chapel, Huddersfield

    Boothroyd Farm, Hebden Bridge
    Widdop Road.

    House formerly known as Dick Booth.

    The doorway is dated HM 1733 for Henry Mitchell

    Boothroyd, Isaac Cliffe
    [1883-1920] Of Huddersfield.

    In [Q3] 1909, he married either Louisa Howarth or Annie Mary Sykes in Huddersfield.

    During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

    He died 1st February 1920 (aged 36).

    He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial. He was buried at Christ Church, Woodhouse, Huddersfield

    Boothroyd, James
    [1???-18??] In 1842, he was a bobbin-maker at Warley

    Boothroyd, James
    [1911-1944] Son of Edith Ann & Walter Boothroyd of Brighouse.

    In [Q4] 1938, he married Doris Oxley in Calder District.

    They lived in Brighouse.

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

    He died 15th September 1944 (aged 33).

    He was buried at the Florence War Cemetery, Italy [I C 3]

    Boothroyd, Joseph
    [17??-18??] Of Illingworth.

    He was a Methodist, having been inspired when he heard Wesley preach. He was instrumental in establishing Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland

    He married Unknown.

    Children:

    1. a daughter who married Mr Priestley of Binn Royd, Norland

    Boothroyd, Lawrence
    [1898-1917] Born in Halifax.

    During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

    He died 17th September 1917.

    He was buried at the Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium [III H 28]

    Boothroyd Park, Rastrick
    The grounds of Boothroyd, Rastrick.

    A path – known locally as T' long cawsey passes through the Park.

    Boothroyd, Rastrick
    A house is recorded here in 1272. The present house was built as a family residence around 1850.

    Owners and tenants have included

    William Smith bought the estate to set up an orphanage which was known as Smith's Homes.

    The house was used as a hospital during World War I and as an orphanage afterwards.

    In 1919, the clock tower was built. This is 50 ft high and had 3 dials, each 5 ft in diameter.

    This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

    Since 1961, it has been the William Henry Smith School, a special school for boys with behavioural and other problems.

    This is discussed in the book Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

    See Boothroyd Park, Rastrick and Boothroyd

    Boothroyd, Rastrick
    During World War I, Boothroyd was used as a hospital – from 11th February 1916 until 31st May 1919. 1,975 patients were treated during that time.

    Dr Bogdan Edward Jastrzębski Edwards was heavily involved with establishing military hospitals at Boothroyd and Longroyde. He had oversight of the facility, and his wife served as Matron at these establishments.

    William Smith converted the house for use as an orphanage for children – especially war orphans – between 5 and 16 years of age. The orphanage opened on 31st July 1920. Smith intended that the children should attend local schools and that their background would not stigmatise them

    Boothroyd's: Thomas Boothroyd & Son
    They operated the Stone Trough Brewery [1818-1821]

    Boothsteads Farm, Warley
    Aka Booth Stead. 17th century farm and barn with through-passage and aisle, and with later additions. It may be built on the site of an earlier timber-framed building and the wood re-used in building the aisle.

    Owners and tenants have included

    Boothtown
    District of Calderdale to the north of Halifax

    See Pubs in Haley Hill, Halifax

    Boothtown AFC
    Football club.