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Dacre, John
[1854-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a jeweller, dealer [1911].

Around 1873, he married Ann [1856-19??] from Hipperholme.

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1875] who married Sam Jessop [1877-19??], stone miner

The family lived at 7 King Street, Brighouse [1911].

Living with them in 1911 were daughter Sarah Hannah and her husband Sam Jessop

Dade, Christopher
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1708]

Dagostino, Pietro
[18??-19??] A member of an Italian family whose ice cream was popular in the district

Daily Courier & Guardian

The Dairy: Shibden Hall
This is in the Folk Museum at Shibden Hall. There are examples of tools and equipment which was used in the production of milk, cream, butter and cheese, including troughs where the milk stood allowing the cream to separate, churns, and cheese-making equipment

Daisy Bank Farm, Mytholmroyd
Recorded in 1850. Demolished

Daisy Bank, Shibden
In 1890, John Lister bought the House at the Maypole and Turk's Head Inn which had stood in Old Market, Halifax, and considered rebuilding the premises as a library for Shibden Hall. The building was finally rebuilt as Daisy Bank at Stump Cross. The cost of the project was £607 19/6d. Lister's architect, Joseph Frederick Walsh, helped remodel the building and went to live and work at the house.

It is now named Tudor House

Daisy Bank, Sowerby Bridge
Off Burnley Road, Friendly. 17th century house.

The mathematician Henry Briggs was born here.

Owners and tenants have included

The house was demolished in 1???.

The land was used as a recreation ground, then as a council refuse dump.

See Bar Wood, Luddendenfoot

Daisy Cottages, North Bierley
Aka Horse Close Cottages, North Bierley

Daisy Croft Baths
Around 1872, there was a plan to raise £6,000 to establish public baths on land which would be bought from John Barber at Daisy Croft, Brighouse. The plan failed

Daisy Croft, Brighouse
Norman corn mill on the Calder at Brighouse.

Owners and tenants have included

At some time, it was the Blue Ball pub.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Daisy Croft Baths and Rastrick Mill

Daisy Croft Cottages, Brighouse
A row of houses which stood at Queen Anne's Square, Brighouse.

In the 19th century, a doctor had a surgery in one of the cottages. Around 1900, the discovery of a skeleton in the attic of the cottage by a later tenant caused a police investigation.

They were demolished in 1905 for the construction of the Brighouse Assembly Rooms.

See Croft Cottage, Brighouse

Daisy Croft House, Brighouse
Built in 1570.

It was once a public house – the Blue Ball.

Owners and tenants have included

The house was demolished in 1952

Daisy Mount, Brighouse
Lightcliffe Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Daisybank
The name of the House at the Maypole when it was moved to Shibden Park

Dakin, Alec
[1912-2003] Egyptologist.

Son of Mr Dakin.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He won a scholarship to Heath Grammar School and went to Queen's College Oxford. He began to study Egyptology. He was a Fellow of University College Oxford.

In 1940, he became a translator and cryptographer at Bletchley Park, working before the Colossus computer was used. In 1944, he was one of the first people to read [what proved to be the false] message

The Führer Adolf Hitler is dead

After World War II, he became a schoolmaster, and taught classics at Kingswood School, Bath

Dakin & Company (Saws) Limited
Saw manufacturers established by Mr Dakin. They were at South Street, Halifax [1937, 1962] and 61 Lister Lane [1967]

Dakin, Rev D. S.
[18??-19??] Minister at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax [18??, 1915]

Dakin, Mr
[18??-19??] He established Dakin & Company (Saws) Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alec

Dale, Bertram Siddall
[1895-1915] Also recorded as Dayle and Doyle.

Born in Halifax.

He lived in Dublin.

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

He died 20th April 1915.

He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [VIII A 8].

Dale, Rev Bryan
[1832-1907] MA.

He served at Coggeshall Congregational Church, Essex before becoming Minister at Sion Congregational Church, Wade Street [1863-1885]. He lived at 8 Lord Street, Halifax [1874].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. a daughter
  2. Edith Marian [1887-1907]

He was General Secretary of the Yorkshire Congregational Union [1885-1908], and Chairman of the West Riding Congregational Union.

He wrote several devotional works, poems and other works, including a history of the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society [1903].

He died at his home in Bradford.

See Stoney Royd Cemetery

Dale's: D. & W. Dale
Linen drapers at Brighouse.

Partners included D. Dale and W. Dale.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1862

Dale, Emmanuel
[1833-1903] Son of Mary (née Pickard) & Walter Dale [1798-1875]..

Born in Snowden, near Otley.

He became a saddler and worked in Barnsley and Halifax before moving to Brighouse in 1857. He established a successful business as saddler and harness maker on Commercial Street, Brighouse.

On 1st April 1866, he succeeded David Heaton as Brighouse postmaster. His son, Arthur Dale, was a clerk at the post office [1891, 1901]. The Post Office was situated in his shop at 51 Commercial Street.

In 1899, Dale was succeeded by Thomas Quinn.

In 1859, he married 1830-1893.

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [1859-1869]
  2. Arthur [1862-1919]
  3. Annie [b 1864]
  4. Emily [b 1866]
  5. Charlotte [b 1869]
  6. Frances [1871-1919]

The family lived at 51 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

He retired on 9th March 1899.

He attended St Paul's Methodist Church, Brighouse and was one of the first trustees and an assiduous worker for the church.

Harriet died 22nd December 1893.

Emmanuel died 10th September 1903 (aged 69).

His obituary in the Brighouse Echo described him as

The father of Wesleyan Methodism in Brighouse

Dale Street, Brighouse was named for him.

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Dale, Joseph Bromley
[1900-1942] Born in Edinburgh.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the Royal Engineers.

He died in Halifax [23rd January 1942].

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Dale, Leonard
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Dale, Rev Samuel
[18??-1???] MA.

Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden, [1888]

Dale Street Co-operative Society's Library
Recorded in 1888 at Dale Street Co-operative Store, Todmorden when T. Sutcliffe was Librarian. It was open 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, and was free to members and their children.

The library closed in 31st March 1897

Dale Street Co-operative Society's Reading Room
Recorded in 1888 at Dale Street Co-operative Store, Todmorden when T. Sutcliffe was Caretaker. It was open 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Saturdays, and was free to members and their children

Dale Street Co-operative Store, Todmorden
In 1889, new premises for the Todmorden Co-operative Society, – designed by John Sutcliffe and subsequently known as Carlton Buildings – were built in Dale Street. A public hall on the third floor, known as the Astoria Ballroom, was popular.

During the construction of the store, John Bowles, a brick setter of Pendleton, Manchester, died after an altercation with his employer and brother-in-law, Hamor Lockwood.

In 1888, they had Dale Street Co-operative Society's Library and Dale Street Co-operative Society's Reading Room.

In 1891, John William Halstead murdered Clara Law at the shop.

On 20th May 1908, it was decided to install

the Electric Light in their Central Stores, taking the supply of current from the Corporation Works

On 25th September 1908, the light was switched on by Mrs William Jackson, wife of the President.

On 21st May 1909, there was a jewel robbery at the store.

Part of the building was destroyed by fire on 14th March 1967. The building was demolished in 2000.

See Todmorden Co-operative Society War Memorial

Dalehurst, Halifax
Heath Avenue.

Owners and tenants have included

Dalemore, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

The Dalesman
Although it deals mainly with the dales to the north, there are often articles and letters relating to Halifax and Calderdale

Daley, Rev Father
[18??-19??] Priest at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax [1905]

Daley, James
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [26th March 1918].

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

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

Daley, James
[1856-1???] A labourer of Halifax.

On the evening Sunday 1st June 1873. he was one of a group of 5 youths who attacked 50 year-old Jeremiah Swift after their insolence had caused him to remonstrate with them. Swift died as a consequence of the attack.

At the Inquest, a verdict of manslaughter was returned.

At the Assizes, the gang was acquitted, there being no evidence to show that they contemplated a violent attack, to prove who delivered the blow or blows which caused his death

Dalley, Rev P. C.
[19??-19??] Vicar of Heptonstall [1957]. In 1958, he was appointed vicar of East Ardsley

Dallin, Rev James
[17??-18??] Curate at Hartshead [1800-1801]

Dalton Club, Todmorden

Dalton, Jack
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Dalton, Ralph
[15??-16??] Of Halifax.

On 31st March 1622, George Bell [32], an attorney-at-law of Leeds, was executed at the Tyburn for forging Dalton's will

Dalton, W.
[1896-1915] Son of Mrs Mary Leyland of 7 Lee Street, Bacup, Lancashire.

Born at Cornholme.

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

He died 30th January 1915 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Belgium [I E 13]

Dalton, William
[1???-16??] He married Susan Northend

Dalzell, Alfred Ernest
[1860-1934] Son of Samuel Henry Dalzell.

Born in Halifax [24th June 1860].

He was an accountant in Halifax [1891] / a bricklayer's superintendent [1901] / an assistant accountant [1911] / Secretary to the Charlestown Brick & Tile Company

In 1884, he married Emily Alice Frost [1866-1940] in Leek, Staffordshire.


Emily Alice was born in Macclesfield
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Victor
  2. Harry Fred [b 1885] who was an engineer's apprentice [1891, 1901], a mechanic [1911]
  3. Hilda Margaret [b 1888]
  4. Robert Ernest [b 1893] who was an accountant clerk [1911]
  5. Thomas Frost
  6. Alfred Victor [b 1899]
  7. Jean [b 1901]
  8. Gaskarth [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 28 Second Avenue, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Carlton Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 33 West View, Halifax [1911]
  • Clareville, 52 Prescott Street, Halifax

Living with them in 1901 was niece Ellen Frost [aged 31] (housemaid).

Living with them in 1911 was visitor Amelia Frost [aged 68] (monthly nurse).

Alfred Ernest died in Halifax [Q1 1934].

Emily Alice died in Halifax [Q1 1940]

Dalzell, Alfred Victor
[1898-1972] OBE.

Son of Alfred Ernest Dalzell.

He became Chairman of the British Quarry Owners' Association.

In 1927, he married Dorothy Wilson in Halifax.

He died in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dalzell, James Gaskarth
[1808-18??] Born in Halifax.

On 4th February 1836, he married Lydia, daughter of Samuel Walsh, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Samuel Henry
  2. child
  3. child

Lydia died in Halifax during the birth of their 4th child who also died.

On 25th December 1844, James Gaskarth married Sarah Walsh, Lydia's sister.

On 1st July 1835, James Gaskarth was sentenced to 2 months' imprisonment for larceny in Lancashire.

The family went to live in Kendal

Dalzell, Samuel Henry
[1836-1892] Son of James Gaskarth Dalzell.

Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial clerk and bookkeeper / a woolstapler in business with James Schofield at Square Road, Halifax

On 23rd November 1859, he married Martha Ann Burrow, following the rape which she suffered earlier in the month.

Children:

  1. Alfred Ernest
  2. Emma Clarice [1867-1944]
  3. Henrietta Maud [1870-1938] who married [Q2 1892] Frederick Tetley

The family lived at

  • Westbrook Terrace, Halifax
  • 75 Back Lane, Halifax [1861]
  • Coleridge Street, Halifax
  • Savile Park Street, Halifax
  • Prescott Place, Halifax
  • Bradford [1880s]
In 1911, Martha Ann was widowed and living with her granddaughter Dorothy Dalzell Tetley at 50 Hyde Park Road, Halifax

Dalzell, Thomas Frost
[1896-1918] Son of Alfred Ernest Dalzell.

He was a boarder at Rishworth Grammar School [1911].

In [Q1] 1918, he married Evelyn A. Deacon in Mansfield. They had no children.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax, on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

In [Q3] 1918, Evelyn married William J. Powley in Sheffield

Dam Head, Shibden
Whiskers Lane. Timber-framed aisled house mentioned in 1593 when it was owned by Michael Bentley.

Stood near the dam for Shibden Mill.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Damhead School

Dampier, Christopher-Edward
[180?-18??] Of Gray's Inn, London.

Baptised 19th January 1801 at Hackney.

On 9th May 1832, he married Matilda, daughter of John Crossley of Scaitcliffe Hall. They were married by Rev W. J. Dampier.

Children:

  1. Croslegh

The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1850

Dampier-Crossley, Croslegh
[1839-1905] Son of Christopher Edward Dampier and Matilda, the only sister of John Crossley of Scaitcliffe.

Born in Hertfordshire [20th July 1839].

He was educated at Sedburgh, and brought up to farming by his uncle.

His parents had emigrated to New Zealand in 1850. Croslegh followed in 1858 and became manager of his father's sheep run, Esk Head.

In 1864, he inherited the estate of his uncle, John Crossley of Scaitcliffe, who bequeathed his estates on condition that, in addition to his own name, Croslegh took the name of Crossley, and the coat of arms. In 1866, he received a Royal License to use the name Crossley in addition to Dampier, after which time he was Croslegh Dampier-Crossley.

He owned Stannery End.

On 19th September 1867, he married Mary Eliza Palin, at St Mary's Church, Stifford, England.

Children:

  1. John [b 1873]

Dams & Reservoirs

Damside House, Mill Bank
Owners and tenants have included

See Damside, Soyland

Danby, Rev Clement Edward
[1853-1933] Son of Rev Samuel Danby.

He was vicar at Weston-by-Welland, Market Harborough [1885].

On 22nd April 1911, he laid the foundation stone of St Paul's Church, Queens Road.

He died at St Austell, Cornwall [1933] (aged 80) 

Danby, Jack
[1925-1945] Son of Ada & Charles Henry Danby of 72 Green Park Road, Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth School / employed at the Halifax Building Society head office.

During World War II, he enlisted [February 1943], and served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps A Squadron / with the 15th/19th Battalion King's Royal Hussars.

He was killed in action [27th February 1945] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [45 E 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Danby, Rev Samuel
[18??-18??] Vicar of St Paul's Church, King Cross [1847-1859].

He left to become Chaplain of the Belper Union and vicar of Weston-by-Welland, Market Harborough

In 1848, he married Mary Dorothy Wainhouse.


Mary Dorothy was the daughter of Edward Wainhouse
 

Children:

  1. Clement Edward
  2. Philip Samuel [1854-1909]
  3. William Francis [1858-1927]

Mary died at Weston-by-Welland [22nd October 1871] Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £6,947.

The will was proved by her husband.

Samuel died at 71 Euston Square, London [11th November 1885].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £16,257 3/1d [Resworn £15,483 3/1d]. The will was proved by his sons Clement Edward and William Francis

Danecourt, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

Danecourt, Lee Mount
Owners and tenants have included

  • A doctor's surgery [1950s]
  • Danecourt Funeral Home
  • Danecourt Taxis – operated by Herbert Ingham and another

Danesbury House, Elland
Half-timbered house which stood in Timber Street. Demolished in 1881 for redevelopment of the area

Danetry, Charles
[1861-19??] Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was a tailor (own account) [1901] / a tailor (maker) own account [1911].

He married Aaron [1856-19??].


Aaron was born in Warrington, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Henry James
  2. Harold [b Belfast 1894] who was a leather currier (brace end making) [1911]
  3. Lillian [b 1895] who was a twister (worsted mill) [1911]
  4. Ernest [b 1897] who was a bobbin setter (worsted mill) [1911], and served with the Royal Field Artillery [World War I]
  5. Pauline / Polly [b 1899] who was a part-time sweeper-out (worsted mill) [1911]

The family lived at

  • 15 Pitt Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 32 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were son Henry James and family.

Sarah Ann died [Q3] 1912 (aged 56).

Charles died [Q4] 1917 (aged 57) 

Danetry, Henry James
[1892-1916] Son of Charles Danetry.

Born in Ireland.

He was educated at Salem Methodist New Connexion School, Halifax / a member of Square P. S. A. / president of the Juvenile Society of the Trades Club / a member of Loyal Heroes Glory Lodge Oddfellows / a leather currier with Wilson Taylor & Company at Pellon.

In [Q3] 1910, he married Edith Swift [1891-19??] in Halifax.


Edith was born in Halifax.

She was a twister [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1911]
  2. Harry [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 32 Fitzwilliam Street, Halifax [with his parents 1911]
  • 18 Brinton Terrace, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [31st May 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [December 1915]

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916] (aged 24).

His family learnt of his death in 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Danger, Ike
[18??-19??] A well-known Brighouse character who would go into a local pub and pick up a table with his teeth. Jim Cawthra also indulged in this obviously popular pastime

Daniel, Frederick
[18??-18??] Billiard table and cabinet maker at 28 King Cross Street, Halifax [1874]

Daniels, Arthur Harper
[1922-2001] Born in Neath.

Rugby league player. In 1945, he had trials with the Halifax rugby league club. By 1949, he was an important part of the Halifax side. He toured Australasia with the Great Britain squad [1950]. He captained for Halifax in the 1952/53 season. He played in two Challenge Cup finals at Wembley [1954, 1956]

Daniels, Frank
[1919-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Harry Wright Daniels of Halifax.

He was educated at Haugh Shaw School, Halifax / employed by Mackintosh's / a Territorial.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Dorothy Greenwood in Halifax.

They lived at 43 Sandhall Green, Pellon.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 129 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 22nd May 1944 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Imphal War Cemetery, India [4 E 20].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Daniels, Joseph William
[1854-19??] Born in London.

He was an ironmonger (employer) in Halifax [1899, 1901].

In 1878, he married Eliza Ann Hudson [1854-19??] in Halifax.


Eliza Ann came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John Alfred [b 1881]

The family lived at 40 Prescott Street Halifax [1901].

See Jonas Drake

Daniels, Percy
[1892-1918] Son of Emma & John Daniels.

He was a member of All Saints' Church, Dudwell / employed by Asquith's at Highroad Well.

In [Q4] 1917, he married Nellie Earnshaw in Halifax.

They lived at 6 Exley Bank.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1918], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded in the right leg [4th November 1918].

He died of wounds in hospital [9th November 1918] (aged 26).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery, France [XLIX E 20].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Daniels's: W. Daniels & Company
Saddlers and harness makers at 5 Crossley Street, Halifax [1905]

Danks, William Joseph
[1867-19??] Of Hebden Bridge.

He was a boot maker [1911, 1915].

In [Q4] 1894, he married (1) Fanny Jervis.

in Newport, Shropshire.

In 1915, he married (2) Martha Annie in Oswestry.


Martha Annie was the widow of (1) 
John Henry Priestley & (2) Matthew Victor Binns
 

They lived at 3 Ceiriog Villas, Oswestry

Dannett, George
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Driver with 5 Battery 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 17th June 1918.

He was buried at the Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. [VI C 16].

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

Dansie, Hampton Neil
[1928-] Aka Nodder.

Born in Australia. Cricketer. In 1955, he played for Todmorden Cricket Club

Danson, George
[1894-1916] Son of Martha Maria & James Danson of Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Lancashire.

Born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

He worked in the W. H. Smith bookshop at Todmorden Station.

He was living at 17 Barker Street, Harley Bank, Todmorden [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [30th November 1915], and served as a Private with the 43rd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was killed in action [16th September 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France [VII E 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance where he appears as George Dawson

Danson, Mrs Susanna
[16??-17??] Around 1730, she gave adjacent land to Coley Chapel.

She also gave an annual sum of 50/- from lands at Shelf for a sermon to be preached on Good Friday

The Dapper
Name given to the Hebble along part of its length at Ovenden.

See Dapper Mill, Ovenden

Dapper House, Wheatley
Stood next to Dapper Mill.

Owners and tenants have included

Darblin' 'Oil, Clifton
T' Darblin' 'Oil. A small building which was used to shape the wire teeth which were used by the card makers.

It was converted into 2 cottages.

It was demolished in 19?? and the car park of the Black Horse, Clifton

Darby, E. V.
[1905-1997]

Darby, Pressic
[17??-17??] Halifax printer and published with premises at New Buildings, Smithy Stake, Halifax. In 1759, he published the Union Journal. In 1765, the business was succeeded by W. Cordingley. He was a Freemason.

See Francis Drake and Nathaniel Fletcher

Darcey Hey, Skircoat
A part of the estate of Sir Henry Edwards. A 3-storey stone house.

It was later divided into 2 cottages.

In the 17th century, Richard Cockett lived and carried on his dyeing business here. Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Darcey, Patrick
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dare, Charles Henry
[1873-1924] Born in Pontypridd.

He worked with Mr Rothery of Orange Street, Halifax before setting up business on his own as wholesale and retail tobacconist at 28 Old Cock Yard, Halifax [1900].

In 1897, he married Isabel Washington [1873-1941] in Halifax

Dargue, Algernon William
[1878-1963] Son of Walter Dargue and brother of Frederick.

Born in London.

He was a partner in Dargue Brothers.

In 1905, he married Margaret Moffat [1883-1958].

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1906]
  2. Mary Wilson [b 1911]

The family lived at Carlisle [1911].

Margaret died 31st October 1958 (aged 75).

Algernon William died 23rd March 1963 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [6 68 B]

Dargue Brothers Limited
Manufacturers and importers of desks, drawing boards and other equipment and instruments for drawing offices.

The business was established in 1908 by brothers, Algernon and Fred Dargue, at South Street, Halifax.

In 1909, they opened their Simplon Works, Halifax.

In 1913, they had premises at Moorfield Street, Halifax.

In 1936, they were listed as makers of scientific instruments at South Street / Wellington Street West, Halifax.

In 1976, they were taken over by E. J. Arnold of Leeds. They moved to premises in Brearley.

In 1978, they were taken over by Button & Company.

The business closed in 1979

Dargue, Frederick Lewin
[1876-19??] Son of Walter Dargue and brother of Algernon.

Born in Southwark, London.

He was a commercial traveller (mathematical instruments etc.) [1911] / a partner in Dargue Brothers

In 1905, he married Mary Ann Hiley [1875-19??] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Constance Louise [b 1909]
  2. Eric Lewin [b 1911]

The family lived at 40 Stanley Road, Halifax [1911]

Dargue, Joseph
[1801-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a cloth fuller [1861].

He married Mary [1803-1???] from Brighouse.

They lived at Bonegate, Brighouse [1861]

Dargue, Samuel
[1811-1875]

On 30th November 1835, he married Jane Brighouse [1814-1879] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1838-1912] who married Luke Oates

Dargue, Walter
[1848-1940] Born in Gomersal.

He was a machine fitter [1881].

In [Q3] 1874, he married Sarah Lewin [1848-1924] in Halifax.


Sarah came from Hatfield, Essex
 

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Florence [b 1877]
  3. Algernon
  4. Agnes Ann [b 1879]
  5. Alice Maud [1882-1940]
  6. Ellen March Beatrice [1882-1925]
  7. Ethel May [b 1885]

The family lived at

  • Park Street, Gomersal, Dewsbury [1881]
  • Railway Terrace, Skircoat, Copley, Halifax [1891]

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Dark, Bernard Frankland
[1903-1972] Born in Bromley.

In [Q3] 1928, he married Phyllis Mabel Spencer at St Martin's Church, London.


Phyllis Mabel was the daughter of
Charles Frederick Spencer
 

Phyllis Mabel died in Westminster [1968].

Bernard died in Uckfield [1972]

Darling, John
[1808-1883]

He married Elizabeth [1807-1857].

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 194]

Darlington, Herbert
[1894-1918] Son of Sarah Jane (née Clayton) [1858-1916] & Thomas Darlington [1858-1912], stone delver, of 8 Little Woodhouse, Brighouse [1911]. Sarah Jane & Thomas were both from Rastrick, and married in Halifax in 1885.

Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Brighouse Chums [October 1914], and served as a Private with A Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd March 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XXVII E 15A].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Darney, William
[17??-1774] Aka Scotch Will. Scottish clogger and pedlar of drapery who became a popular itinerant preacher in the Upper Calder Valley. He wrote poetry and hymns

Darr
The origin/meaning of the word was debated in the mid 18th century, and it was suggested that Darr or Der was the name of the river which flowed from the Burnley to Todmorden where it joined to river Cal to form the Calder

Darrell, John
[1847-19??] Son of William Darrell, coachman.

Born in Stockton Forrest, Yorkshire.

He was a railway clerk of Halifax [1875] / a collector for Railway Company [1881] / a railway clerk [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1875, he married Martha Carr [1850-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Carr, carpet weaver
 

Children:

  1. Emma Jane [b 1876] who was a dress maker [1891, 1901]
  2. John William [b 1878] who was a mechanic's apprentice [1891], a screw maker [1901], a clergyman [1915]
  3. Ethel [b 1880] who was a mill hand worsted [1901], a wrapper at toffee works [1911]
  4. Robert Henry
  5. Wilfred [b 1885] who was a railway clerk [1901], a clerk at Co-Op [1911]
  6. Herbert [b 1889] who was a works clerk at screw manufacturer [1911]
  7. Evealin / Eveline [b 1893] who was a typist at saw mill [1911]

The family lived at

  • 38 Green Terrace Square, Skircoat, Halifax [1881]
  • 11 Bell Hall Terrace, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 11 Savile Park Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Bell Hall Mount, Halifax [1911]

Darrell, Robert Henry
[1883-1917] Son of John Darrell.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiners apprentice [1901] / a millwright with Thomas Robinson & Sons, Rochdale.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 456th Field Company Royal Engineers.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Bertha Riley in Halifax at King Cross Wesleyan Chapel before he embarked.


Bertha was the daughter of Joseph Riley of Stile Terrace, Triangle.

The ceremony was performed by Robert Henry's brother Rev J. W. Darrell, and Rev F. R. Bell

 

They lived at Bell Hall Mount, Savile Park, Halifax and Styles Terrace, Triangle

He was a millwright with Robinson's of Rochdale.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1915], and served as a Corporal with the 456th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed instantly by a shell [19th May 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at the Pont-de-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France [IV A 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax, and at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Darvill, Edward
[1848-1909] Born in Hendon

He was a farm worker [1879].

He married Sally Ann Tomkins [1852-1884].


Sally Ann was born in Newington
 

Children:

  1. Rhoda [b 1870]
  2. Edward [b 1871]
  3. Charles [b 1873]
  4. George Albert [b 1875]
  5. John William

Around 1870, the family moved from London to Halifax.

Around 1880, the family moved to Thorne, Doncaster

Darvill, John William
[1879-1917] Son of Edward Darvill.

Born in Halifax.

Around 1880, the family moved to Thorne, Doncaster.

In 1906, he married Elizabeth Kirby in Warrington.


Elizabeth was born in Thorne
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1906]
  2. Alice [b 1908]
  3. Eva [b 1909]
  4. Edith [b 1910]
  5. Edward [b 1912]
  6. Jack [b 1915]
  7. Lily [b 1917]

The children were born in Thorne.

He joined the military in Pontefract [1897].

During World War I, he and served as a Private with the 10th (Service) Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [13th July 1917].

He was buried at the Cabin Hill Cemetery, Belgium [A 15]

Darwent, Rev Frederick Charnock Bamford
[18??-19??] Curate at Cross Stone [1894-1896]. He left to serve at Burwarton

Darwin, Willie
[1886-1918] Son of Rebecca & Reuben Darwin of 46 Parkinson Lane, Halifax.

He was an apprentice with Mr Tutty, grocer at Gibbet Street / manager of the Maypole Dairy, Hull.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Corporal with B Battery 233rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed by shellfire [25th August 1918] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France [IV C 18].

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

Dason, Edward
[1???-18??] He ran a private school in Halifax [around 1838]

Dates of some local buildings

Dauber Bridge, Mytholmroyd
Single-span stone bridge over the Elphin Brook

Dauber Bridge Toll House
Cragg Vale. The former toll bar for the Mytholmroyd Bridge Turnpike still stands on the left as you leave Mytholmroyd. Tolls were discontinued in 1873. It is now a private house

Davenport, John Henry
[1814-1884] Son of Elizabeth & William Davenport.

Born in Liverpool [1814].

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool [22nd June 1814].

He was a solicitor [1846].

On 14th February 1846, he married Margaret Talbot [1826-1890] in Kendal.


Margaret was born in Preston Patrick, Cumbria
 

They lived at Connaught Place, Harrogate [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were sisters Jane & Ellen Knowle, who were cook & housemaid.

John Henry died in Bilton [4th October 1884].

Margaret died at Grove House, Southowram [23rd November 1890].

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [b 4]

Davenport, Rev William
[18??-19??] MA.

Vicar of Southowram [1882 to 8th December 1892] and Perpetual Curate of Coley [1892, 1900]

Davey, George Arthur
[1896-1916] He was a member of St Michael & All Angels' Church, Cornholme / a bobbin painter at Wilson's Bobbin Mill, Cornholme.

He lived at

  • 9 Rose Place, Portsmouth, Todmorden
  • 21 Daisy Cottages, Brierfield

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Addenda Panel], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Davey Hall, Blackshawhead
House built in the first part of the 19th century. It was probably the mill manager's house for the mill which once stood opposite.

The Hall and 4 nearby cottages are listed

David, Rev Samuel
[1???-19??] Methodist minister.

He lived at 20 Milton Place, Halifax [1936]

Davidson, Benjamin
[1854-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a woollen overlooker [1881] / a woolsorter [1891, 1901].

In 1876, he married Mary Elizabeth Whiteley [1855-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Harry Whiteley
  2. Jane A [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a mender (woollen) [1901]
  3. Laura E [b 1882]
  4. Joseph W [b 1895]

The family lived at Station Road, Stainland with Old Lindley [1881, 1891, 1901]

Davidson, Harry Whiteley
[1878-1917] Son of Benjamin Davidson.

Born in Stainland [1st December 1878].

He was an errand boy [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a weight clerk (above ground) for colliery [1911] / working at Brookroyd Mills, Holywell Green / a book keeper for the Clothing Hall Company, Bradford / a director of the Stainland & Holywell Green Co-Operative Society.

In [Q2] 1901, he married Amelia Horner [1878-19??] in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Marion [b 1902]
  2. Doreen [b 1905]
  3. Ronald [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • Holywell Green
  • Allen Croft, Birkenshaw [1911]
  • Hargreaves Yard, Birkenshaw [1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [23rd April 1917] (aged 39).

He was buried at the Cagnicourt British Cemetery, France [II A 1].

Davidson, Joseph
[1842-1913] Born in Stainland.

He was a director of John Shaw & Sons.

In [Q4] 1863, he married Sarah Ann Pickles [1841-1916].


Sarah Ann was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Louisa Jane [1865-1932] who married Benjamin Taylor
  2. Arthur [b 1868]

The family lived at

Joseph died 9th June 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,158 19/9d to Sarah Ann, Louis Davidson (commercial clerk), and Benjamin Herbert Akroyd (commercial clerk) 

Sarah Ann died in Moecambe [28th April 1916].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £847 17/6d to widowed daughter Louisa Jane Taylor

Davidson, R. R.
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Davidson, Dr Richard
[1865-1???] MD.

Born in Cork, Ireland.

He was a GP with Daniel Ainley [1891] / physician and surgeon at Hipperholme [1895] / Medical Officer of Health for Hipperholme UDC.

In 1891, he was living with Daniel Ainley at North Parade, Halifax.

He was at The Gables, Hipperholme [1905]

Davidson, Robert John Henry
[1885-1919] Son of Jane Anne & Arthur George Davidson.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in the 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge [23rd February 1919].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [N K 10].

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

Davidson, Thomas
[1792-1858] Born in Cumberland.

He had business at 40 Swine Market, Halifax [1845].

He was an ironmonger, and a clothes and furniture broker.

On 22nd September 1812, he married Margaret Best [1793-1857].


Margaret came from Halifax.

She was a milliner

 

Children:

  1. John Best [b 1816] who married [1839] Maria Catherine Meek at Leeds
  2. Eliza [b 1818]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1819] who married [1846] William Kendall
  4. Thomas
  5. Bettsy [b 1823] who married [1843] Sugden Appleyard Crapper
  6. Sarah [b 1826]
  7. Caroline [1831-1913] who married [1862] George Stansfield
  8. Selina [b 1833] who married William Normington Parker
  9. Jane [b 1836]

The family lived at 14 Grove Street, Halifax [1841, 1851].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3472]

Davidson, Thomas
[1821-1???] Son of Thomas Davidson.

On 27th November 1843, he married Sarah Ann Drake in Halifax.

He was a beer seller in Gaol Lane, Halifax [1850]

Davidson, William
[19??-19??] Musician.

He was director of the Palace Theatre Orchestra [1932]

Davie, Percy
[1884-1961] He lived at Jesmond Dene, Bailiff Bridge. He was a director of T. F. Firth & Company.

He married Florence Cecilia.

Children:

  1. Margaret

Davies...
The entries for people & families with the surname Davies are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Davies & Balmforth Limited
Costumiers at Arcade Buildings, Halifax, 26 Commercial Street, Halifax [1936, 1947].

They were next door to Nicholl & Brown / Nicholl, Brown & Coyle, who, at some point, extended next door to occupy the Davies & Balmforth premises

See

Davill, Harry
[1883-1916] Son of Harriet & John Davill of Sowerby Bridge [1911]. Born in Osberton, Nottinghamshire.

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

He was killed in action [9th October 1916] (aged 33).

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 Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Davis & Son
Cabinet makers at Hall End Cabinet Works, Halifax.

See R. K. Patchett

Davis & Sons
Photographers. The firm was established in 1882 at premises at 4 Silver Street, Halifax.

Later, they moved to their Arcade Studio at 6 Corn Market [1880s], then to 10a Corn Market [1905]

Davis, Rev Charles
[18??-19??] Minister at Mount Sion Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Holmfield.

He lived at The Glen, Brookhouse Lane [1905]

Davis, Charles Henry
[1920-1940] Son of Deaugerverne & Charles Davis of 4 Sun Buildings, Wainstalls.

He worked for Calvert's at Wainstalls.

During World War II, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.

He died 8th June 1940 (aged 20)  when his ship was hit by the German battleship Scharnhorst, and sank in the Norwegian Sea with the loss of 1,207 of her crew of 1,247.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [37 2] on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Davis, Rev David
[18??-19??] From Bolton. Pastor at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden [27th June 1909]

Davis, Rev E.
[19??-19??] Vicar of Copley [1966]. In 1967, he left to become vicar of Bruntcliffe

Davis's: F. H. Davis & Company
Oil importers, colour merchants and drysalters at Central Oil Works, Halifax [1905]

Davis, George
[18??-1882] Established George Davis Jewellers at Old Market, Halifax.

After George's death, his brother James William Davis carried on the business as George Davis

Davis's: George Davis Jewellers
Watchmaker, clockmaker, silversmith and jeweller established by George Davis at 6/8 Old Market, Halifax.

After George's death, his brother James William Davis carried on the jewellery business with Charles Edgar Rose as manager. The name of the business was carried on as George Davis.

The business was still at 6/8 Old Market, Halifax [1887].

It was listed at 6 Old Market as Optician [1903]

It was listed at 8 Old Market as Jeweller & Watchmaker [1903]

Davis, Gordon & Company
Dyers and finishers at Old Lane Dye Works, Halifax [1905, 1914, 1936]

In some records, it has been listed as Gordon & Davis

Davis, Rev Henry
[18??-19??] Or Davies. Of Meltham. Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [September 1892]. He left in 1900

Davis's: James Davis & Sons Limited
Dyeing company established when James William Davis and his father bought Thomas Riley's Greetland business [1868]. They had a reputation for indigo dyeing.

In September 1892, there was a strike at the mill. On 17th September 1892, a group of men were charged with intimidation of workers at the mill

George Buckley was the liquidator when the company went into liquidation in 1897.

The business was at Springfield Dye Works, Greetland [1905]

Davis, James William
[1846-1893] FSA, FLA, FGL, FGS.

In 1868, he and his father bought the dyeing business of Thomas Riley and established James Davis & Sons

Davis, John Edward
[1835-1890]

He died 11 Balmoral Place, Halifax [19th November 1890] (aged 55) 

Davis, Lawrence
[1923-1944] Son of Hannah & John Henry Davis of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 11th September 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy [VI D 12]

Davis Memorial Fund
Recorded in 1895

Davis, Pamela
[1952-1971] From Buckinghamshire.

She lived at Dapper House, Wheatley.

She had joined the WRAF as a trainee nurse on 2nd March.

She was murdered by Michael Ainley on 20th March 1971 after drinking at the Commercial Inn, Illingworth

Davis, William Fielding
[18??-19??] Son of Alfred Davis of 51 Langdale Street, Elland.

On 29th October 1907, he married Harriet Hannah Pickles at Southgate United Methodist Church, Elland


Harriet Hannah was the second daughter of William Pickles of Westgate, Elland
 


Rev J. E. Portman conducted the ceremony
 

Davis, William Frederick Wilkinson
[1881-1917] Son of James William Davis.

Baptised at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [24th February 1882].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Giggleswick / employed by Oldfield's Limited, Liverpool. He lived at Liverpool.

During World War I, he enlisted with the King's (Liverpool Regiment)  [January 1915], and served as a Private with the 18th Battalion attached to the 21st Trench Mortar Battery King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was on active service in France [from November 1915].

He was killed instantly by a shell as he was standing outside his dugout [27th June 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Belgium [II A 21].

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 All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Davison, A.
[19??-19??] Director and Traffic Manager of A. & J. R. Davison Limited [1958]

Davison's: A. & J. R. Davison Limited
Coach company at Elland Road, Brighouse.

In 1958, they are recorded at having a fleet of 6 coaches, and a fleet livery of blue and grey. Directors were A. Davison, J. R. Davison, and Albert Ellis

Davison, J. R.
[19??-19??] Managing Director and Traffic Manager of A. & J. R. Davison Limited [1958]

Davoren, Amy Louisa
[1882-1961] Daughter of Michael Davoren.

Born in Wetherby.

She was a school teacher.

She lived at Mountain House, Queensbury with her mother [1901, 1911].

In 1913, she married .John Burke.

As Louie Davoren Burke, she wrote Poems in Peace & War which was published by the Shibden Industrial School [1915].

In 1930, there was a song entitled Springtime, on sale by Louie Davoren Burke & Nancy Wood.

She died at St Annes-on-Sea [12th May 1961].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £793 4/9d.

Probate was granted to the Yorkshire Bank Limited

Davoren, Michael
[18??-1???]

In [Q3] 1880, he married Amelia Helena Shackleton in Bradford.


Amelia Helena was the daughter of
Percy Bysshe Shelley Shackleton
 

Children:

  1. Amy Louisa Davoren

Davy, Arthur
[1872-1944] A Bradford wool textile merchant.

He was the owner of the Telegraph newspaper in Shipley.

He became a fent dealer and established Arthur Davy Limited, worsted stuff merchants, of Sunbridge Road, Bradford.

On 27th June 1894, he married (1) Annetta Heaton [1872-1908] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Archie Heaton (Davy) [1892-1937]
  2. Alice Alberta [1895-1978]
  3. Edith Olive [1897-1968]
  4. John [1902-1970]

Annetta died at The Gables, Idle [2nd September 1908] (aged 36).

In 1910, he married (2) Edith Alice Evans [1876-1924] in Chorlton.

Edith Alice died at Blankney Grange [6th July 1924] (aged 47)  He installed an altar and reredos in St Mary's Church, Wyke, in her memory.

There is a plaque on the right-hand side of the Altar


In memorial
Edith Alice Davy
Fell asleep July 6th 1924
Requisite in Pace
This Altar and Reredos
was erected by her husband

On 8th January 1925, he married (3) Christina Beatrice Evans [1887-1966] in Manchester.


Christina Beatrice was the sister of his second wife Edith Alice
 

They lived at Blankney Grange, Wyke [from 1912 to his death on 19th October 1944].

He travelled widely on business and was in Tokyo at the time of the earthquake [1st September 1923], and brought the first film of the event back to England.

Blankney Grange was filled with curios & artefacts collected on his extensive travels in the Far East.

He commissioned the Jacksons of Coley to install a bedstead, panelling and carvings for the guest bedroom. He installed an organ on the landing with pipes in an adjacent bedroom.

After his death, Christina Beatrice, his widow, lived at the Grange until 1945, when the property was sold at auction. In 1946, Christina Beatrice went to live in Scotland, where she died [1966] (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Wyke [591].

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

Davy, James
[18??-18??] Linen draper at Halifax.

In May 1861, he was sworn in as a member of the grand jury of the West Riding Intermediate Sessions

Davy, John
[1853-1???] Born in Accrington. House surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1881]

Davy Lea Farm, Sowerby

Davy, N.
[1???-1???] Founder member of the Halifax Art Society

Daw, Thomas
[1891-1914] Born in Brighouse.

He served with the Coldstream Guards at Windsor [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 29th October 1914.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [11], on Coley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Dawes, Christopher Myers
[1819-1900] Born in Halifax Nova Scotia. He was on active service as a Major and Pay Master for the Army [1881].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

He and his son lived at 20 Savile Park, Halifax [1881].

He died at Brentford

Dawes, R. M.
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1935-1938]

Dawes, William Myers
[1859-19??] Son of Christopher M. Dawes.

He was on active service as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 102 Regiment [1881].

He and his father lived at 20 Savile Park, Halifax [1881]

Dawrant, Albert
[1876-1959] Born in Knottingley.

He was a worker in worsted spinning [1901] / landlord of the Calder & Hebble, Salterhebble [1905-1926], taking over from his father-in-law Joseph Greenwood.

On 10th September 1898, he married Sarah Ann Greenwood at St Mark's Church, Low Moor.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Joseph Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. Lily Ann Greenwood [1899-1978]

Living with them [in 1911] was mother-in-law Ann Greenwood [b  1852]

Dawrant, Herbert
[1880-1964] Whitesmith and bellhanger at Gath's Court, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]

Dawrant, John
[1894-1979] FBOA, FIO, FSMC.

Ophthalmic optician. He was at Somerset Chambers, George Street, Halifax [1932]

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

Dawson & Haigh
Cotton manufacturers. Partners included brothers-in-law John Dawson and Reuben Haigh.

The firm occupied Albion Mill, Todmorden from 1893

Dawson & Hauxwell
Wool and waste merchants and woolstaplers at 29 Church Street, Halifax [1905]. Partners included Albert Hauxwell

Dawson & Smith
Boiler makers at Gauxholme.

Partners included J. Dawson and J. Smith.

The partnership was dissolved in June 1851

Dawson & Sons
Recorded in 1914, when they were at Albion Mill, Todmorden

Dawson City
Popular name – after the gold-rush town in the Klondike – for a compound comprising huts, a hospital, a mission church, reading room, and a lending library which were set up at Whitehill Nook, Blake Dean, Heptonstall by Enoch Tempest around 1900.

The facility housed most of the 600 workers and engineers who were employed in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and the Hardcastle Crags Railway.

It was a fairly lawless township, and local Councillors commented on

the disgraceful state of affairs

In 1902, an outbreak of typhus was blamed on the residents at Dawson City.

Mrs Adams and Mrs Nolan who ran lodging houses there were known as the Queens of Dawson City.

The shanty town and the railway were sold by auction on 22nd May 1912.

One building – known as the Cabin – now stands in New Road, Mytholmroyd.

See City in the Hills

Dawson's: D. Dawson & Company
Recorded in 1896, when Cote Hill Quarry, Warley

Dawson Farm, Ovenden
Owners and tenants have included

Dawson Weir, Todmorden
The house was originally the Coach & Horses. John Fielden and his wife, Ann, moved here in 1811. Their 7 children were all born here. The house looks over the family's Waterside Mill

In 1842, the family moved to Centre Vale

Dawtrey, John
[1890-1915] Son of Ruth & Nathan Walter Dawtrey of 9 Arnold Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was employed by Carter & Wright Limited / a regular soldier (with 6 years' service in India).

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action in the Dardanelles [11th May 1915] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [58-72 & 218-219], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Dawtrey, Kit
[17??-18??] He was a cellist / proprietor of a music shop in Old Market, Halifax

Daxon, Miss Sarah
[18??-18??] She was licensee of the Upper George Hotel & Posting House, Halifax [1845, 1850], the White Swan Inn & Posting House, Halifax [1857], and she moved to the newly-built White Swan, Halifax [1858].

See Wilson's advert in verse

Day, A.
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse. Recorded in November 1861, when he was a pedestrian in the Great All England Mile Handicap at Sheffield

Day, Arthur
[1896-1917] Son of Sally Day; father unknown.

Born in Queensbury [12th May 1896].

He was a member of St James's Spiritual Temple / Sunday School superintendent / a worsted spinner [1911] / employed by wholesale grocer Greenwood Howarth.

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

He went to France [January 1917].

He died in the UK [3rd May 1917].

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

Day, Charles Percival
[1918-1940] He lived at 24 Green Park Avenue, Skircoat Green.

In [Q2] 1939, he married Nellie Buck in Southport.

During World War II, he enlisted [February 1940], and served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He was killed in an accident [22nd March 1940] (aged 22).

He was buried at Duke Street Cemetery, Southport.

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

Day, Dr
[17??-18??] He built the George, Brighouse [1815]

Day, Edward
[1862-19??] Born in Huntingdon.

He was a hairdresser [1911].

In [Q3] 1894, he married Amy Lavinia Halmshaw [1868-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1901]

The family lived at 7 Corn Market, Halifax [1911]

Day, George
[1807-1876] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1814-1881].

Children:

  1. George Henry [1849-1850] who died aged 9 months
  2. Samuel [1853-1878]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Day, James
[1???-18??] Halifax land agent and surveyor.

In 1839, he surveyed the proposed site for Lister Lane Cemetery, assessed the geology of the land, produced a design for the layout of the walks, and for the position and the design of the Chapel at the Cemetery

Day, Rev John
[1795-1859] Born in Flockton.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1822]

Day, Sally
[1859-19??] Born in Shelf.

In 1881, she was a domestic servant boarding with widower Henry Sykes at Prospect View, Northowram.

She had 4 children – father(s) unknown.

Children:

  1. Caroline [b 1882] who was a woollen drawer [1901]
  2. Ellen [b 1884]
  3. Arthur
  4. Alice [b 1900]

She never married.

In 1891, she was a housekeeper domestic servant, and she and her 2 daughters – Caroline Day & Ellen Day – were living with Henry Sykes at 45 Shibden Head Lane, Northowram.

Sally was a worsted drawer [1911].

They lived at

  • 14 Ford, Queensbury [1901]
  • 8 Alfred Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 22 Priestley Hill, Ambler Thorn [1917]

Day, Samuel
[18??-18??] He married Elizabeth Hartley


Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Hartley.

In 1845, Elizabeth was listed as a spinal doctress

 

The family lived at New Road, Brighouse [1845]

Day, Samuel
[1825-1???] Born in Thornhill. He was a grocer and tea dealer.

He was living alone at Commercial Buildings, Brighouse [1851]

Day, Thomas Elliott
[1896-1918] He worked for Pollit & Wigzell Limited in Sowerby Bridge.

He married F.

They lived at 34 Greenups Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted with the York & Lancaster Regiment [March 1917], then he served as a Pioneer with the 49th Signal Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action [10th October 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France [I B 3].

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

Day, Tom
[1890-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Thomas Day of Treswell, Lincolnshire.

In [Q3] 1917, he married Florence Martin in Todmorden.

They lived at 14 Dover Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 2nd September 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France [III H 24]

Day, Victor A.
[18??-19??] Fire brick and sanitary ware manufacturer at Elland Pipe Works [1905]

Day, William
[18??-18??] A spinal doctor.

He lived at New Road, Brighouse [1845]

Day's Work
Aka Day-Work.

The amount of land which could be worked by one man in one day was used as a means of expressing the size of a field, a meadow or other piece of land.

See 10 days' work bottom, 5 Days' Work, Lightcliffe, Common days work and Four Day Work Mill, Mytholmroyd

Dayne, John
[14??-15??] His will dated 7th June 1502 mentions the organ of Halifax Parish Church
I leave twenty shillings to the buying of organs to be used in the church

De ...
Names such as
Adam de Brodebothm
Hugh de Eland
Richard de Ovenden
can be found under the final element, respectively
Brodebothm, Adam de
Eland, Hugh de
Ovenden, Richard de

The De Clifton family
Of Clifton Hall. They were Lords of the Manor of Clifton. John Clifton was the last of the family to be Lord of the Manor

De Dion
An early motor car produced between 1899 and 1902 by a company at Mytholm, Hipperholme. The car used a 4 hp 2 horizontal cylinder Mytholm engine designed by R. Reynold-Jackson. William Booth Sutcliffe owned a De Dion Bouton

The de Lacy family
See The Lacey family of Cromwellbottom

De Ville Mather, Dr John
[1882-1969] Doctor in Todmorden.

He lived at Heatherlow, Todmorden.

He and Dr Stella Brown were placed under quarantine during the smallpox outbreak which occurred on 18th March 1953 in Todmorden.

In 19??, he married (1) Amy Holbrook.

In 19??, he married (2) Stella.

Children:

  1. Barbara
  2. Northage

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

De Ville Mather, Northage John
[19??-19??] MA, MB, ChB.

Only son of Dr J. de Ville Mather. During World War II, he was Surgeon Lieutenant.

On 24th February 1940, he married Frances Mabel Bullough from Hindley, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. son [b 1941]

De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge.

Established by 8 members of St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge.

Formally opened by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. Bentley Shaw on 11th June 1870 at the White Swan Hotel, Halifax.

The first meetings were held on the first Monday of every calendar month. Later, they met on the second Monday of the month [1937].

Officers and Members of the Lodge have included

They were at the White Swan Hotel, Halifax [1870], the De Warren Rooms, Horton Street [1872], the Talbot Hotel [1873], the Whitehall Room at the White Swan [1874], Masonic Hall, Halifax [1901], Masonic Hall, Blackwall, Halifax [1927, 1937], and Blackwall Hall, Halifax [2010].

See Beacon Lodge [No 4066] Masonic Lodge and John Radcliffe

De Warren Rooms, Horton Street
The De Warren [No 1302] Masonic Lodge met here [1872]

Deadman, Richard
[19??-] Halifax Town Councillor [1975]. He was Mayor of Calderdale [1978-1979]

Deaf Mill Bridge
Early name for Dumb Mill Bridge, comes from Deaf Mill

See also Deaf Mill alehouse, Hipperholme

Deaghan, James
[1894-1917] Son of Patrick Deaghan.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/5th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 20th September 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [92-93 & 162A], and on Brighouse War Memorial

Deaghan, Patrick
[1863-1933]

He married Mary Graley [1871-1941].

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at 22 Back Bonegate, Brighouse [1911]

Deakin, Horace Rupert
[1890-1915] Son of Mariah Sims & Henry Albert Deakin of Bridgnorth, who married in Bridgnorth [Q3 1876].

Born in Bridgnorth.

He was a policeman in Halifax [1913].

In [Q1] 1914, he married Annie E. Newton in Guisborough.

Children:

  1. child

The family lived at 30 Highfield Place, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 30th March 1915 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Belgium [I E 11].

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

Dealbey, Samuel
[17??-1781] Hatter in Halifax [?]

Dealey, Isaac
[18??-18??] Aka Jethro Daley

He was injured [9th February 1876] during the construction of the Queensbury Tunnel, when a dynamite cartridge exploded as he forced it home with a wooden rammer

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

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

Dean & Dawson Limited
Railway, shipping and tourist agents at 22 Horton Street, Halifax [1937]

Dean Bottom Farm, Todmorden
On Jumble Hole Clough. Early 19th century house and barn

Dean Clough fire station
Dean Clough Mills had its own fire station

Dean Clough Galleries
When Crossley's Carpets closed in 1982, part of the Dean Clough Industrial Park at Dean Clough, Halifax, was converted into a centre for arts, education and enterprise.

The Slade School of Art opened there in 1988, and the Henry Moore Sculpture Studio in 198?. There are 8 art galleries on 3 levels, with a collection of over 700 works of contemporary art, more than 20 resident artists, a professional orchestra, and 3 resident theatre companies

Also at Dean Clough are: the Halifax Courier and the Viaduct Theatre.

See Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax and Halifax Bowling Dyke Mills

Dean Clough Glee & Madrigal Society
Founded in 18?? by a group which included Abel Dean

Dean Clough, Halifax
Originally a narrow valley running down from Stannary with the river Hebble Brook flowing through.

In 1802, John Crossley leased a mill here. The Crossley family lived in a house here.

The site eventually became a large complex of 11 mills covering around 40 acres and occupying 1¼ million square feet of factory space.

Sir Ernest Hall and his son Jeremy, and Jonathan Silver, bought the site and opened Dean Clough Industrial Park and Dean Clough Galleries.

See Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax and Old Lane Mill, Halifax

Dean Clough Industrial Park
In 1983, the Dean Clough mills which were formerly occupied by John Crossley & Sons were purchased by Sir Ernest Hall and his son, Jeremy, and opened as a centre for arts, education, business, and light industry. There are over 100 businesses and 3,600 workers.

An hotel opened there in 2000.

The F Mill and the Design House restaurant are said to be haunted. Staff at the restaurant have reported seeing the ghosts of a boy aged about 7, and a girl aged about 9. In a TV programme in March 2006, a medium claimed to have made contact with a former worker called Charlie.

See Dean Clough Galleries

Dean Clough Institute, Halifax
Aka Crossley's Library.

The building stood on Lewis Street on the Stannary estate, at the junction of Stannary Lane and St James's Road.

It was inaugurated on 22nd July 1859.

It opened on 29th May 1872 at a cost of £7,000 by the John Crossley for the employees of the family business – John Crossley & Sons Limited.

In February 1900, St James's Church, Halifax was closed for cleaning and a temporary Mission Room was established at the Institute for the performance of Divine Service, the publication of banns, and solemnisation of marriages.

Recorded in 1905 at Richmond Street when James Ingham was Secretary and Librarian.

William Wild was Caretaker [1911].

The Institute was similar to the Mechanics' Institutes and had a lending library, a reference library, a reading room, a large lecture and concert hall, and billiards rooms.

The libraries held 7,000 books.

In the 20th century, the building was sold and used for industrial purposes, becoming known as Berkeley House

Dean Clough Philharmonic Society

Recorded in 1915, when alto singer Thomas Patchett was a member

Dean Farm, Todmorden
The property is reach by a bridge over the railway line

Dean Farm, Walsden

Dean Field, Wheatley
An ancient area of land.

Denfield House stood on the site

Dean Head
Aka Deanhead. Area of Halifax around Summit. Almost in Lancashire.

The name may be because this was the west-most point reached by the Danes up the valley

Dean Head, Cragg Vale
Blackstone Edge Road. Late 17th century house

Dean Head Light Railway
In 1901, the Light Railway Commissioners approved a proposal for the Dean Head Light Railway.

The railway was to consist of a passenger and goods line 4 miles 7.5 chains in length, commencing at Upper Firth House Mills, Stainland, and terminating at Greetland by a junction with the Stainland branch of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

There were also to be 3 short branch lines solely for goods traffic from the local mills and quarries.

The capital of the company was

to be £63,000 in £1 shares, £10,000 of which may be subscribed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Company, who were to be intrusted with the working of the railway. Five years is the period stipulated for the completion of the scheme

It seems that the plans came to naught

Dean Head Reservoir
Near Booth Wood.

See Lower Dean Head Reservoir and Upper Dean Head Reservoir

Dean Head Stony Edge, Midgley Moor
There are several examples of Neolithic or Bronze Age rock art here, including cup-and-ring marks

Dean Hollow, Halifax
House on Rothwell Road, Halifax.

Owners and tenants have included

Dean House Farm, Luddenden
Dean Lane. Mid 17th century houses – numbers 7, 8 and 9 – on Dean House Lane. Owners and tenants have included

See Old Dene, Sowerby

Dean House Farm, Shelf
James Murgatroyd was recorded here [1836] and died here [1851]

Dean House, Luddenden
Dean House Lane. Mid 19th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Dean House, Mill Bank
The Dene. Stubbing Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Dean House, Shelf
Bridle Stile. Early 17th century hall-and-cross-wing house at Shelf Dean. Named for the family of Simon of the Dene.

Owners and tenants have included

The house has been much altered and all the original windows and mullions have been removed.

There is a panel which may have been for a sundial at the front.

See Geppe de Dene

Dean House, Skircoat Green
House dated 1645 and IML

Owners and tenants have included

Dean House, Sowerby
Owners and tenants have included

Dean House, Stainland
Late 18th century cottages.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Joseph Tweed [1817]
  • Amos Hirst [b 1842], woollen weaver [1871]
  • William Gledhill [b 1836], farmer of 13½ acres [1871]
  • Abraham Haigh [1871]

Dean House, Warley
Owners and tenants have included

Dean House Wood, Luddenden

Dean, Howarth & Company
Curriers at Clough Mill, Walsden [1905].

Their works at Pavement, Todmorden were destroyed by fire on 26th May 1911

Dean's: J. & L. Dean
A corn-milling business at Brighouse Corn Mill was started by Henry Dean in 1886. This was carried on by his sons, Jim and Louis Dean, trading as J. & L. Dean.

The business was carried on by Herbert, Louis's son until 1946

Dean Lane Fountain, Sowerby
A fountain which stands in Dean Lane, Sowerby, to the north-east of Field House, Sowerby. The fountain is listed

The Dean, Midgley
Goit Side.

Owners and tenants have included

Dean Mills Company
Cotton doublers at Kebroyd Mills, Triangle [1905]

Dean Royd Mill Company Limited
Cotton-spinning company at Walsden. The company was registered in May 1874

Dean Royd Tunnel, Walsden
Tunnel on the Manchester & Leeds Railway. Because of the geology – a basin of natural silt – the construction of the tunnel was said to be almost as complex as that of the Summit Tunnel

Dean Stones Estate, Northowram
See Gawthrop family of Northowram

Deane, Dr Edmund
[1572-164?] Son of Gilbert Deane.

Doctor of Physic. He studied at Merton College Oxford [1591] and St Albans's Hall.

He settled in York. He was a doctor and wrote several tracts including Spadacrene Anglica, or the English Spaw Fountain about the mineral waters in the Forest of Knaresborough [1626] and Admiranda Chymica [1630]

Deane, Gilbert
[15??-16??] In 1568, he married Agnes Sunderland at Halifax Parish Church

Deane, Gilbert
[15??-16??] Aka Dean. Of Upper Saltonstall, Warley.

In 1593, he was churchwarden at Warley.

On 18th November 1600, he married Susan Bentley,


Susan was the daughter of Brian Bentley
 

or, as Watson records, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Jennings of Silsden-in-Craven.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Edmund
  3. John
  4. Robert

Deane, Hamilton
[1880-1958] Irish actor and playwright. He was known for his work with Bram Stoker's Dracula.

He had a caravan at Ogden which was destroyed by fire on 3rd September 1929

Deane, John
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. In 1667, he and Gabriell Learoyd issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a rose

Deane, Dr Richard
[1520-1612] Son of Gilbert Deane.

Born at Saltonstall.

He studied at Merton College.

He became Bishop of Ossory [1609] and Dean of Kilkenny, Ireland [1609].

He died [20th February 1612] and was buried in Kilkenny Cathedral

Deane, Robert
[1???-1???] Son of Gilbert Deane.

He was an oilman at Watling Street, London

Deane, Robert
[15??-16??] Of Exley.

He married Judith, daughter of Henry Wade

Deanroyd Bridge, Walsden
Deanroyd Road. Bridge #37 over the Rochdale Canal

Deanroyd Farm, Walsden
Deanroyd Road. Late 17th / early 18th century house.

The barn – inscribed IAG 1675 – is also listed.

Owners and tenants have included

Dearden...
The entries for people & families with the surname Dearden are gathered together in the SideTrack.

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

Dearden & Greenwood
Grocers at Charlestown and Luddendenfoot.

Partners included Thomas Dearden of Charlestown and Henry Greenwood of Luddendenfoot.

The partnership was dissolved in October 1856

Dearden's Farm, Hipperholme
Owners and tenants have included

Dearden House Farm
An early name for Long Can, Ovenden

Dearden's: James Dearden & Son
Wool, noil and waste merchants at Wharf Side, Elland [1905]

Dearing, Roy
[1925-1944] Son of Easter Ann & Thomas Richard Dearing of Elland.

He was educated at Elland C. of E. School / a player with Elland Silver Band & Brighouse Home Guards Band / employed by Kaye & Jagger.

He lived at 11 Springfield Road, Elland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 4th December 1944 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands [19 D 8].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Dearing, Rev Trevor
[1933-19??] Assistant Curate at Todmorden [1961-1963]. He left in 1962 to become Vicar of Silkstone. He was Minister at St Matthew's Church, Northowram [1966-1968]. He left to serve at Harlow New Town, at Hainault and at Chelmsford

Dearnally, John
[18??-18??] He lived at Smith House, Lightcliffe [1856]

Dearnally, Thomas
[1797-1878] Son of Patience (née Brook) & Thomas Dearnaly.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a Quaker / a saddler of Brighouse [1841] / a saddler & appraiser [1851] / an estate agent [1861] / a land agent [1861] / an estate agent [1871] / a cheap will-maker / interested in genealogy.

On 13th October 1858, he married Mary Walker [1810-18??] at Kirkburton Friends Meetings House.


Mary was the daughter of Joseph Walker
 

The family lived at

Dearnaly, Walter
[1863-1???] Born in Ravensthorpe.

He married Annie, daughter of Crosland Robertshaw.

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1886]
  2. Millie [b 1890]

The family lived at the Malt Shovel, Brighouse where his mother-in-law was landlady

Dearnaly, Willie
[1889-1917]

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

He died 22nd April 1917 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [IV C 22].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Dearnley, Jonas
[18??-18??] Thread manufacturer, bleacher and dyer at Elland.

He lived at Syke House [1845]

Dearnley, Robert
[1812-1???] Born in Norland.

He was a bleacher & dyer [1851].

Around 1834, he married Mary [1813-1???].


Mary was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1834] who was a bleacher & dyer [1851]

The family lived at Owl Hall, Norland [1851]

Deas, Rev G. W.
[19??-19??] Vicar of Clifton [1947-1950]

Deasy, Mrs Mary
[18??-1959] Member of Brighouse Borough Council [1935-1938]

Deaths

Deaths in Childbirth

Debtors' Gaol, Halifax

See Rev Thomas Markey

Deekes, Stephen Thomas
[1925-1943] Son of Elsie May & Thomas Abraham Deekes of Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy. aboard the sloop HMS Chanticleer.

He died 18th November 1943 (aged 18)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-515 off the Azores, with the loss of 28 of her crew of 192.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [76 2]. Stanley White died in the same incident

Deep Lane Farm, Clifton

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Deep Slade, Sowerby
Stream on Withens Moor, Sowerby

Deerplay, Mill Bank
15th century timber-framed building later cased with stone.

At one time, part of the premises was the Yew Tree public house.

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

See Lower Deerplay and Upper Deerplay

Deerstones
Area of Erringden.

The name is a reminder of mediæval hunting in the area.

See Erringden Park

Deerstones Farm, Sowerby
Bowood Lane. Originally a timber-framed aisled house dated to the late 15th century, and later cased in stone. The house was rebuilt in 1898.

A 16th/17th century barn nearby is listed

Deex, Rev John Haggis
[1819-1894] Born in Harwich. He was master of Allerton British School [1844] before becoming Minister of Heywood's Chapel [1862-1882]. He married Dinah Sarah, the daughter of Rev Thomas Hutton of Allerton.

He left Northowram and retired to Hipperholme, and occasionally preached at Norwood Green. He left the church due to ill health. He continued to live at 24 The Crescent, Hipperholme, until his death

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Defoe, Daniel
[1660-1731] The London-born writer described the Halifax & Calderdale district in his journals as he travelled around Britain.

See Blackstone Edge, Dr Thomas Nettleton, Rev Nathanael Priestley, Rose & Crown, Halifax, Tenter, Union Cross, Halifax and Wakefield Gate

Dehner, Albert Wilhelm
[1887-19??] Son of William Dehner.

He married (1) Bertha Praz in Salford, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1911] who married Bob Roberts [1905-19??] and had a son Glyn Roberts [1937-2016]
  2. Bertha [1913] who died in infancy


By 1935, Albert had changed his name to Dean – probably on account of anti-German feelings at the time
 

In [Q4] 1935, he married (2) Agnes Hogg in Chester.

Dehner, William
[1863-19??] Originally from Germany.

Born in [where??].

He came to Hebden Bridge [when??] and established business as a pork butcher and ham & bacon factor in Bridge Gate

He married Sophia.

Children:

  1. Sophia Rose [b Bradford 1885] who married (1) John Frederick Most & (2) George F. Bruk
  2. Albert
  3. childname unknown??
  4. childname unknown??
  5. childname unknown??
  6. childname unknown??

William died when?? where??. Sophia died when?? where??

Deighton Brothers
Letterpress printers at Princess Street, Halifax [1863], and stationers and printers at 6-8 Princess Street, Halifax [1874].

Partners included Whiteley Deighton

Deighton, Whiteley
[1838-1903] Born in Halifax.

He was a stationer [1891] / partner in Deighton Brothers.

In [Q4] 1858, he married Rachel Clay [1835-1917] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 21 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1874]
  • 22 Clifton Road, Skircoat [1891]

Deighton, William
[1717-1769] Also Dighton. In April 1759, he came to Halifax as Supervisor of Taxes and Excise for the area. When he saw that his collections often included clipped coins, he began to pursue the Cragg Vale coiners.

On 9th November 1769, he was murdered by coiners Matthew Normington and Robert Thomas

Deitch, Harry Isaac
[1903-1990] Born in London.

He trained at Middlesex, Edinburgh and Berlin before becoming Medical Superintendent at Halifax General Hospital [1937]; a consultant surgeon at the hospital [1948]; a member of the General Hospital House Committee [1948]; chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee [1954].

In 1941, he married Mona Muriel Fleming [1914-1996] from Wakefield, in Halifax. They met when she was a sister on the midwifery ward at the hospital where Harry was working.

They had no children.

The family lived at

Both Harry and Mona Muriel died in Halifax

Delf Cottage, Rastrick
Delf Hill. Originally 3 separate late 18th century cottages. It is now single occupancy

Delf, Lucy
[1827-1917] Fifth daughter of Robert Delf of Bungay and Lowestoft.

Born in Bungay, Suffolk.

She married Nathan Whitley.

Like her husband, she was involved in several public works.

She was interested in education and was keen on making good use of time. She was influential in the establishment of the Halifax High School for Girls. She was on the Ladies' Committee for Crossley & Porter Orphanage. She was involved in establishing the Brabazon Employment Society. She was the first female member of the Halifax School Board [1892-1897].

She died at Heathe Royd, Halifax [11th December 1917] (aged 30).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Delfs Farm, Cottonstones
Delfs Lane. House dated MD 1672

Delius, Frederick
[1862-1934] The Bradford-born composer was a visitor to Holme House, Lightcliffe

Dell, George James
[1844-1909] Son of George Dell who was a Sergeant in 6th West Militia.

Born in St Helier, Jersey.

He was card maker of Halifax [1868] / a card setting machiner [1871] / publican at the Black Swan, Halifax [1881] / (possibly) the James G. Dell who was landlord of the Black Swan, Halifax [1887] / publican at the Castle Hotel, Halifax [1891, 1894, 1905]

In 1868, he married Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1850-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was the daughter of mason Simon Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1871] who married James Riley Barnfield
  2. George [b 1875] who was a barman [1901]

The family lived at

  • 5 Hanover Court, Halifax [1871]
  • 9 Craven Terrace, Halifax [where he died 1909]

Living with him in 1901 were his son George, daughter Florence and her husband James Riley Barnfield.

Elizabeth and George James were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Dell, John
[13??-1390] Of Halifax.

He was stabbed with a dagger and killed by Richard of Mekesburgh on Thump Sunday 1390

Delph Hill Farm, Soyland
See Hill Park Estate

Deluca, Lewis

Delver
A man who quarried stone.

See Master-taker and Stone quarrying

Demain, Ralph Simon
[1869-1923] Born in Clitheroe.

He was landlord of the Sportsman, Boothtown [1905].

In 1896, he married Kate Bolton in Halifax.

After his death, Kate took over at the Sportsman

Democrinus rawsoni
A crinoid, a fossil species of sea lily which was discovered by Dr James Inglis and which he named after his friend, Christopher Rawson

Dempsey, Rev Hugh Paul
[18??-19??] He served at several places in the Midlands before becoming Curate in Charge of St Michael's Mission Church, Halifax [1893-1899] and Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1899-1903].

He left to become vicar of St Edward's, Holbeck [Leeds]

Dempster, Albert Maitland
[1868-19??] Son of Robert Dempster.

In 1895, he appears in Tasmania.

Family stories suggest that he may have been estranged/cut off from the Dempsters?


Question: Does anyone know whether this rift between him and his family is true? Could he be illegitimate?

 

Records show him as a member of the crew on ships between Tasmania and Australia.

On 22nd November 1905, he married Mrs Harriet Glennie in New Zealand.


Harriet Green [1857-1945] had emigrated with her parents and family from Oxfordshire aboard the Wild Deer to New Zealand in 1874. They settled in Queenstown.

On 3rd January 1876, she married James Glennie [1840-1903], who had emigrated around 1865 from Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. They had 13 children. James died, leaving Harriet considerable wealth, including a farm of 500 acres at Balfour, Southland, which she sold off.

She moved to Dunedin where she met Albert Maitland Dempster. They married in 1905

 

In 1909, Harriet, her daughter Connie Glennie, and Albert Maitland made a trip back to the UK. 4 weeks later, he returned to Australia on his own. The marriage fell apart and the couple separated in 1912.

Harriet died almost penniless in New Zealand.

Albert Maitland disappears from the record. He was last seen dead drunk in a bar in Sydney [about 1913]

Dempster & Bottomley
Cotton spinner and doublers and warp manufacturers at Wellington Mills, Elland [1861, 1908]

Dempster, Edith May
[1883-1942] Younger daughter of Robert Dempster.

Born in Elland.

She was educated at Roedean, and in Paris. During World War I, she served with the Red Cross in France.

In 1926, she married Frank Pretty [1878-1934] from Ipswich.

Children:

  1. Robert Dempster [b 1930]

After their marriage, the couple gave up the lease on Vale Royal, the seat of Lord Delaware, in Cheshire, and bought Sutton Hoo House near Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Possibly influenced by her Spiritualist beliefs, she believed that there was gold beneath a number of mounds on the estate. In 1938, Mrs Pretty asked archæologists to excavate the mounds. This revealed the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial of King Rædwald of East Anglia and the treasure which she donated to the British Museum

Dempster, Robert
[1829-1913] Scot from Cupar, Fife. Son of Sarah (née Lawrence) & Robert Dempster.

He worked as an engineer and manager of the Elland-cum-Greetland Gas Company from 1850.

He was one of the first members of the British Association of Gas Managers and an associate member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

His consultancy work advising local textile manufacturers on the building and running of their own small gas plants led to the establishment of Dempster's in 1855, specialising in the production of gas retorts and gasholders at their Rosemount Iron Works, Elland.

In 1877, he wrote a 32-line song entitled The Good Old Gas-Light Company.

He was retired by 1881, but continued to buy or build gas works from his retirement home in Penmaenmawr.

He married Elizabeth Bonello [1826-1???] also from Cupar.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John [b 1855]
  3. Alexander [b 1860] who was an engineer [1881]
  4. Louisa [b 1861] who married Ernest Baldwin Hovey
  5. Agnes [b 1865] who married George Henry Hovey
  6. Albert Maitland

The 2 sisters, Louisa and Agnes, married 2 brothers: Ernest Baldwin Hovey and George Henry Hovey.

The family lived at

  • 40 Castle Gate, Elland [1861]
  • Rose Mount, Elland [1871]
  • Ainley Road, Elland [1881]
  • Eden Hall, Conway, Wales [1891, 1901, 1911]

He died in Conway

Dempster, Robert
[1852-1925] JP.

Son of Robert Dempster.

Born in Dundee.

He was engineer / a gas engineering contractor employing 138 men and 6 boys [1881] / director of several gas plant and chemical companies / partner in Dempster's

In 1879, he married Elizabeth Brunton [1858-1???] from Bradford, in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1880] who married Walter Frank Perkins
  2. Edith

The family lived at

  • 163 Elland Lane [1881]
  • Norwood, New Hall Road, Broughton, Salford [1891, 1901]

He went to live in Cheshire, leasing Vale Royal, the seat of Lord Delaware.

He died in South Africa.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £518,819

Dempster's: Robert Dempster & Sons Limited
Engineers, designers and builders of spirally-guided gasholders, gas retorts, storage tanks, and bulk materials handling plant for the power generation, mining, and quarrying industries.

Founded by Robert Dempster in 1855 at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland. His son, Robert Dempster joined the company.

In 1963, the company became Oxley Dempster Limited.

The firm closed down in 1971.

See Hugh Campbell

Den Farm, Blackshawhead
In 1965, there was a proposal to build a retreat for Tibetan monks here, but, although the council approved the plans, the sale of the property did not go through

Den-Roy Coaches Limited
Transport company based in Holme Street, Hebden Bridge. In 1958, The Managing Director was E. A. Southwell.

They had 1 coach. The fleet livery was cream/red

See Holdsworth's O. & C. Holdsworth

Den, Thomas de
[1???-1???] Of Midgley.

He held the Manor of Midgley

Denbigh, Alce
[18??-18??] He was a partner in J. Bulcock & Company.

In January 1876, he retired and the partnership was dissolved

Denby, Jane
[1804-1879] Born 5th October 1804. Daughter of John Denby, a farmer of Great Timble, Knaresborough.

She married James Lightowler.

She died 10th June 1879.

James and Jane were buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Denby, William
[1816-1866] Landlord of the Black Horse, Halifax [1864, 1866].

He died 20th August 1866

Dene, Adam del
[13??-1???] Of Shelf.

Recorded in 1368, when John de Rokis drew blood from Adam del Dene. Adam made a hue and cry and Margota del Dene also raised a hue and cry, each being fined 4d

Dene, Geppe de
[12??-13??] Of Dean House, Shelf.

In 1288, he was elected Forester of Sowerbyshire, and Richard de Schelfe, Thomas de Schelfe, and Henry of Hipperholme stood as sureties

Dene, John of the
[13??-13??] Of Shibden.

Son of Simon of the Dene.

Around 1362, he rented Shibden Mill and Rastrick Mill from Alice de Radcliffe

Dene, Margaret del
[13??-1???] Recorded in 1373, when her cattle trespassed on the land of Roger de Rastrik. She was fined and ordered to removed them

Dene, Simon of the
[12??-13??] Aka Simon del Dene. Of Shibden. In 1308, he is recorded as being greave and owning land in Hipperholme.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

See Dean House, Shelf

The Dene, Triangle
Owners and tenants have included

Denevon, Harry
[1850-1897] Born in Brighouse.

He was a cotton spinner [1871]. On 21st January 1871, he married Sarah Somerscales in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Thomas Somerscales
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1873] who married Henry George Higginbotham

Denfield House, Wheatley
House which stood at Dean Field

Denford, Andrew
[19??-] Son of Gerald Denford.

In 1988, he succeeded his father in the family business, Denford Machine Tool Limited

Denford, Gerald
[19??-19??] Son of Horace Denford.

He took over the family business, Denford Machine Tool Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Andrew

Denford, Horace
[19??-19??] In 1944, he moved from Chingford, Essex to Yorkshire. Founder of Denford Machine Tool Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Gerald

Denford Machine Tool Limited
Aka Denfords Engineering Company Limited. Machine tool and lathe manufacturers founded in 1944 by Horace Denford at Box Tree Mills, Wheatley. In 1952, the company moved to Birds Royd, Rastrick, where they shared premises with Plews of Brighouse.

In the 1970s, Gerald Denford joined the business and they began to produce computerised lathes and milling machines.

In 1988, Andrew Denford joined the business

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

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

Denham & Stead
Stone merchants at Southowram [1874]

Denham Engineering Company Limited
Evolved around 1905 from the Denham's Patent Bottling Machine Company founded by William Denham in 1899.

They were at Hammond Street / Queens Road, Halifax.

In 1912, the business moved to Empire Works in Holmfield, where they remained until the 1980s.

The business merged with Churchill Machine Tools.

In 1963, they became Churchill Denham.

The business was absorbed into the Tube Investments conglomerate, finally becoming a part of the 600 Machine Tool Group.

A site-clearance auction was held in 1982.

See Herbert Boocock and William Henry Boocock

Denham's Patent Bottling Machine Company
Founded by William Denham in 1899 with premises between Hammond Street and Queens Road, Halifax.

The venture was an almost immediate failure but, after appointing a new director, Sam Sutcliffe the company began to produce a small lathes and slotting machines which were of simple but strong designs.

They were joined by a third director, W. H. Boocock, and, by 1907, the business had been renamed the Denham Engineering Company Limited and was beginning to prosper

Denham's: T. Denham & Sons
Ironfounders at Brighouse.

Partners included John Denham and Tom Denham.

The partnership was dissolved in October 1880

Denham's Tobacconists
Brighouse wholesale and retail tobacconists established by H. Denham. The premises were at the corner of Commercial Street and Bradford road. When Mr Denham died, the business was taken over by his son. The business moved to the north side of Commercial Street and the old shop became the White Swan

Denham's: W. Denham & Company
Machine tool makers at Hammond Street, Halifax [1905]

Denholm
An area near Luddendenfoot

Denholme
Area between Sowerby Bridge and Luddendenfoot.

See Denholme Mills, Luddendenfoot and Denholme United Methodist Chapel, Luddendenfoot

Denholme Cottages, Luddendenfoot
12 under-over houses built by the Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society [1864]. They were later known as Co-operative Buildings, Luddendenfoot

Denison Brothers
Radio manufacturers in Halifax.

Partners included Percival Denison and George Hebert Denison.

Their products included


Celestaphone portable radio

Denison, Edmund Beckett
[1787-1874] He was MP for the West Riding [1841-1847] and [1848-1859].

See Sir Culling Eardley Eardley

Denison, George Hebert
[1897-1953] Son of William Ernest Denison.

He was a partner in Denison Brothers [1922] / a wireless engineer [1927].

In [Q1] 1927, he married Olive Hunter in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Gordon [b 1933]

The family lived at

Denison, John
[1844-1934] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He went to Warley Grammar School.

In 1861, he was an apprentice printer, living with his grandfather, John Hitchen, a grocer, at 9 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1865, he started work with the Chorley Standard and the Bolton Chronicle. In the early days, he used a pocket slate and pencil for taking notes.

In 1872, he started working as a reporter for the Halifax Courier, and succeeded Alfred Ramsden as Editor from 1892 until 1916.

In 1903, he took on the rôle of general manager when Halifax Courier Limited was formed.

In 1865, he married (1) Mary Bottomley [1845-1882] from Elland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Ernest
  2. Edward Fox [b 1871]
  3. Frederick Charles [b 1873] who was a bank clerk [1891]
  4. Egerton [b 1876]

In 1890, he married (2) Edith Turner [1846-19??] from Holmfirth, in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1893]
  2. Alfred [b 1894]

The family lived at

  • Chorley, Lancashire [1866]
  • Bolton, Lancashire [1871]
  • Brandy Hole Lane, Greetland [1881]
  • Willow House [?], Brandy Hole Lane, Greetland [1891]
  • Willow Field, Sunny Bank Road, Greetland [1901, 1934]

Denison, Percival
[1895-19??] Aka Percy.

Son of William Ernest Denison.

He was a partner in Denison Brothers [1922].

In 1922, the Halifax Courier & Guardian reported an experiment conducted by members of the Halifax Wireless Club James Reginald Clay and Percy Denison [call sign 2KD].

In [Q1] 1923, he (possibly) married (1) Irene A. E. Needham in Halifax.

In [Q3] 1928, he (possibly) married (2) Margaret N. Tew in Halifax.


Margaret was born in extreme Victorian penury.

She gave birth to 2 sons in Ripon workhouse whilst young – it has been suggested that the father was Percy, as she was a house maid

 

His granddaughter Deborah Martin relates family stories which can be read in the Foldout

Denison, William Ernest
[1866-1926] Son of John Denison.

Born in Chorley, Lancashire.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

He was an apprentice journalist [1881] / a journalist [1901].

He was known as Mr Willie and spent much of his life in the newspaper business. He worked on newspapers in Nottingham, Barnsley, Manchester and Sheffield, before returning to be Chief Reporter when the Evening Courier was established in 1892.

He became Head of Advertising [1896], a Director of Halifax Courier Limited [1903], and – on the retirement of his father – Chairman [1916], until his death on 21 August 1926.

In 1905, he published a series of articles by Whiteley Turner in the Halifax Courier. Turner's A Spring-Time Saunter was dedicated to Denison.

He was a member of the Halifax Wireless Club; a keen amateur broadcaster; ran an amateur radio station – known as 2KD – from Wainhouse Tower

On 1st March 1895, he married Amy Starkey Ryder [1870-19??] from Manchester, in Chorlton on Medlock.

Children:

  1. Percy
  2. George Hebert

The family lived at

He died 21st August 1926 [aged 60].

An obituary recorded that

during his life [he] raised £60,000 for charitable and public purposes

See Halifax Courier War & Prisoners Comfort Fund

Denley, Frederick Henry
[1890-1917] Son of William Denley.

He was a member of St Mary's School, Luddendenfoot / the Church Lads' Brigade / educated at Rastrick Grammar School / a railway engineer.

He went to Canada to assist his brother William, an engineer on the railway.

During World War I, he enlisted in Canada, and he served as a Sapper with the 5th Field Company 2nd Div. Canadian Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [25th January 1917] (aged 26).

He was buried at the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, France [I F 25].

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

His brothers were also serving: William joined the Canadian Engineers, and was with Fred when he died. James went to London and joined the Royal Engineers

Denley, William David
[1858-1907] Born in Hereford.

He was a railway contractor's manager [1901] / a railway contractor.

He married Sarah Robinson [1861-19??] in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire.


Sarah was born in Blisworth, Northampton
 

Children:

  1. Florence Mellie [b 1881] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a dressmaker [1901, 1911]
  3. Ellen [b 1884] who was a dressmaker [1901]
  4. William E [b 1885] who was a contractor's clerk [1901], went to Canada and served with the Canadian Engineers [World War I]
  5. Carry / Carrie [b 1887] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  6. George Thomas [b 1889] who was a cotton spinning [1911]
  7. Frederick Henry
  8. James Robert [b 1892] who was a clerk [1911] and served with the Royal Engineers [World War I]
  9. Amy Melville [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 45 John Street, Rastrick [1901]
  • 1 Osborne Terrace, Luddendenfoot [1911]
  • 14 Baker Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1911] was granddaughter Myra Ellen Denley [b 1910]

Denman, Robert
[1917-1944] Son of Ada & Fred Denman of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps 3rd the King's Own Hussars.

He died 10th June 1944 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy [IV B 2]

Denmark Farm, Shibden
Halifax Old Road / Shibden Hall Road.

House dated 1769.

It was a 15-acre part of the Shibden Hall estate.

Owners and tenants have included

Dennehey, Charles
[1887-1915]

In [Q1] 1912, he married Annie Aspinall in Halifax.

They lived at 24 Toothill Bank, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 22nd August 1915 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [47-51], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Dennett, Charles Stewart
[1889-1918] Son of William Stewart Dennett.

Born in Upholland [27th November 1889].

On 10th June 1914, he married Mary Jane Stansfield [1892-1963] at St Peter's, Walsden.


Mary Jane was born in Norland
 

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the D Battery 281st Brigade Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [29th September 1918].

He was buried at the L'Homme Mort British Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France [II A 7]. in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden.

His brother James Edward also died in the War

Dennett, Eric
[19??-] He was Mayor of Calderdale [1977-1978] and Mayor of Todmorden [1978-1979]

Dennett, James Edward
[1898-1915] Son of William Stewart Dennett.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a warehouse boy in a cotton mill [1891].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant / Acting Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [7th July 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [33], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden.

His brother Charles Stewart also died in the War

Dennett, William Stewart
[1853-1909] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton mill labourer [1876] / a retired police constable [1891] / a labourer in a cotton mill [1901]

On 2nd December 1876, he married Fanny Law [1855-1916] at Christ Church, Todmorden


Fanny was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Bertha [1879-1883]
  2. Alice [b 1882] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  3. Mary Jane [1885-1955] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  4. Charles Stewart
  5. Willie Stewart [1893-1941]
  6. James Edward

Sons James Edward and Charles Stewart were killed in World War I.

The family lived at 17-15 Weir Street, Todmorden [1891]

Denning, Dr Robert Nickle
[1851-1940] JP, BA, MD.

Born in Ireland [31st March 1851].

Medical practitioner in Elland. He was Medical Officer of Health for Elland [1895]. From 1926, he was Chairman of the West Riding Bench until his retirement in September 1936. He was in charge of Elland Board of Health until his retirement in June 1936.

In [Q1] 1879, he married (1) Hannah Dewhirst [1853-1912] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Frederic
  2. Eleanor Kate
  3. Alice Mary

Hannah died 8th February 1912.

In [Q4] 1916, he married (2) Emily Morton.

He died 22nd October 1940.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Denning, William Frederic
[1881-19??] BA.

Son of Dr Robert Nickle Denning.

Born in Elland [23rd January 1881].

He was educated at Uppingham School and Trinity College Cambridge [1899]

Dennis & Butler
Machine tool makers at Victoria Iron Works, Halifax.

Established 1872.

Partners included George Dennis and James Ryder Butler.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in 1876. Butler continued the business on his separate account as J. Butler & Company

Dennis, Rev C.
[1???-18??] Methodist New Connexion minister at Halifax [1826]

Dennis, George
[1834-1903] Born in Southowram.

He became a jobbing mechanic and a wire-manufacturer. In 1871, he was a machine maker employing 11 men & 173 boys.

In 1872, he went into partnership with James Ryder Butler – as Dennis & Butler – producing machine tools.

The partnership ended in 1880.

He was a grocer [1881].

In [Q1] 1856, he married Mary Leach in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of William Leach
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Aspinall [1856-1862]
  2. John Richard [1859-1943] who was a mechanic fitter [1881], a draughtsman [1903]

The family lived at

  • Back Lane, John Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 25 Back Raglan Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 30 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 13 Rose Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1903]

George died 23rd August 1903.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,263 6/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary and son John Richard

Dennis, Harry
[1866-1???] Son of Samuel Dennis.

Born in

He was a telegraph messenger [1881] / a railway porter [1891].

In 1890, he married Marian Sharpe [1869-1???].


Marian was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

She was a dressmaker [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Leonard
  2. Norman

The family lived at

  • 5 Watson's Court, Clarence Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 66 Lister Lane, Halifax [with Harry's widowed father 1901]
  • 11 Bedford Street, Halifax [1911]

Dennis, Joseph
[1814-1881]

He married Margaret [1812-1871].

Children:

  1. William Atkinson

Elizabeth died 20th July 1871 (aged 59).

Joseph died 11th December 1881 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1472]

Dennis, Joseph
[1831-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1861, 1871].

In 1858, he married Sarah Priestley.


Sarah was the daughter of
Thomas Priestley
 

Children:

  1. Clara Adelaide [b 1860] who married Walter Bancroft
  2. Charles Ibeson W. E. [b 1870]

In 1861, the family were living with Sarah's widowed mother Mary Ann Priestley at the Malt Shovel, Elland.

In 1871, the family were living at 9 King Street, Halifax

Dennis, Leonard
[1892-1918] Son of Harry Dennis.

Born 1st June 1892.

Baptised 19th June 1892.

He was an assistant commercial traveller (millinery) [1911].

On 10th April 1915, he married Vestina Emmie Cartmell in Halifax.


Emmie came from Halifax
 

They lived at 11 Bedford Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with C Battery with the 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [11th October 1918].

He was buried at the Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France [II C 8].

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

In [Q2] 1920, Vestina married (2) Horace S. Foster in Halifax

Dennis, Norman
[1895-1964] MM.

Son of Harry Dennis.

Born in Halifax [12th November 1895].

Baptised 1st December 1895.

He was a member of the Church Lads' Brigades at St Mary's Church, Halifax & at Halifax Parish Church / an errand boy at boot warehouse [1911] / employed in the Halifax Corporation Tramways shed / in the Territorials.

He lived with his mother at 11 Bedford Street, Halifax.

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


As a battalion runner, he had to carry messages during a very heavy enemy bombardment as all the other means of communication were cut off. Though wounded in the legs [4th August 1917], he succeeded in handing his message through to an officer
 

He survived the War, but is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Church Lads' Brigade, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax.

His brother Leonard was killed in the War.

Norman died [Q2] 1964 (aged 68) 

Dennis, Samuel
[1???-1870] A member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1865].

He died 21st January 1870

Dennis, Samuel
[1832-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a stuff goods presser [1881, 1891] / a stuff presser [1901].

He married Isabella [1832-1894].


Isabella was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harry

The family lived at 66 Lister lane, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1901].

Isabella died in Halifax [Q3 1894] (aged 66)  Living with the widowed Samuel [in 1901] were daughter-in-law Marian & grandsons Leonard Dennis [b  1893] & Norman Dennis [b 1896]

Dennis, Walter
[1857-1883] Curate at St Augustine's Church, Pellon [1883].

He died at Sunnybank (Advent Sunday) [2nd December 1883] (aged 26).

Dennis, William Atkinson
[1840-1901] Son of Joseph Dennis.

In [Q4] 1863, he married Mary Ann Morrell Leachman [1847-1908] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Percy Morrell (Dennis) [d 5th November 1874] aged 13 months
  2. Albert [d 18th April 1878] who died in infancy

They lived at Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax.

William died 3rd March 1901 (aged 61).

Mary Ann died 26th September 1908 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1472]

Dennison & Prudence
Carriage and coach-builders established around 1885 at Trinity Road Carriage Works

Partners included W. J. Prudence

Dennison, Frederick
[1903-1945]

In [Q3] 1923, he married Sarah Elizabeth Clifford in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 33 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 16th January 1945 (aged 42).

He was buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [25 F 17].

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

Dennison, James
[1824-1875] Son of John Dennison.

Born in Halifax.

He was a promoter of the Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway / a partner in John Dennison & Son [1863].

In 1850, he married Hannah Elizabeth Ingham [1828-1866] in Halifax.


Hannah Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Catherine Jane [1851-1937] who never married
  2. John Ingham [1852-1905] who was a commercial clerk
  3. Margaret [1858-1928] who never married
  4. Caroline [b 1858]
  5. Arthur [b 1862] who was a solicitor's clerk

The family lived at West Mount House.

James died in Leeds [30th January 1875]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [2 EE 40] & [41]

Dennison, John
[1795-1865] Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Provisional Committee of The Bradford District Bank [1862] / a partner in John Dennison & Son [1863]

On 24th July 1821, he married Alice Livesey [1798-1873] in Wardleworth, Rochdale


Alice was born in Bury
 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1822]
  2. James
  3. Sarah [b 1825]
  4. Abigail [b 1828]
  5. Jonathan [b 1832]
  6. Mary [b 1839]

The family lived at Lee Bridge, Halifax [1862].

John died in Halifax [1865]

Dennison, John
[18??-18??] He married Harriet [1826-1???].

Children:

  1. Matilda [1846-19??] who married Joseph Gledhill
  2. Sarah E

In 1881, Harriet and Sarah were living with Matilda and her family

Dennison's: John Dennison & Son
Woollen manufacturers at Lee Bridge [1863].

Partners included John Dennison and his son James.

The firm employed 150 men [1861] and 120 men [1871]

Dennison, William
[1816-1???] Son of William Dennison, cordwainer.

Born in Ireland.

He was a cordwainer of Norland [1839] / a cordwainer [1841]

In 1839, he married Susannah Mitchell at Elland Parish Church.


Susannah was the daughter of
John Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [bapt 1840]
  2. Mary Ann [bapt 1842]
  3. John [b 1844]

The family lived at Sowerby Bridge, Lower Warley [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were Susan Dennison [aged 19] (born in Yorkshire) and Thomas Dennison [aged 18] (born in Ireland).

Susannah died 1846.

She was buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

In 1851, 1861, the children were living at 9 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge with Susannah's parents

Denniston, J.
[18??-19??] Upholsterer at Halifax.

In June 1871, he was declared bankrupt

Denniston, John
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1834 as a painter, enameller and japanner and maker of clock dials at 1 Square, Halifax

Dent, Colonel Frederick
[1787-18??] Born in Cumberland [7th October 1787].

A merchant, planter, and slave-owner at White Haven, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

On 22nd December 1814, he married Ellen Bray Wrenshall in Pittsburgh, USA.


Ellen Bray was born in Preston, Lancashire, the daughter of
John Wrenshall
 

Children: (1) Frederick; (2) Julia Boggs [1826-1902] who married [1848] Ulysses S. Grant.

Dent, Rev Frederick C. T.
[18??-19??] Minister at Greetland Wesleyan Chapel [1905]

Dent, James
[1881-1918] MM.

Born in Leicester.

He worked for Armitage Limited at Walnut Street, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Mary Ellen Roper in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

They lived at 28 Allerton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He served in Italy and in France. He was awarded the Military Medal [7th June 1918] for bravery in action.

He died of wounds [6th October 1918] (aged 37).

He was buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France [IV A 11].

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

Dent, John
[1892-1915] Aka Jack.

Son of Joseph Dent.

From Upper Greetland.

He was a woollen piecner [1911] / employed in one of the Greetland Mills.

He served 4 years in the Territorials.

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

He was killed 16th October 1915 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [I F 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

Dent, Joseph
[1861-19??] Born in Scargill / Barningham, Yorkshire.

He was a coachman (domestic) [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1885, he (possibly) married Lily Mary M. Mennell [1862-19??] in Sculcoates.


Lily was born in Scrayingham, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Matthew [b 1886] who was a gardener's apprentice [1901]
  2. Agnes [b 1889] who was a blanket weaver [1911]
  3. John

The family lived at

  • Melton, Sculcoates, East Yorkshire [1901]
  • Scarr Top, Greetland, Halifax [1911]
  • The Lodge, Ashfield, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1915]

Dent, Luke
[1880-1961] One of 9 children of Hannah [1854-1886] & Edmund Dent, a basket maker.

Born in Ulleskelf.

After his mother's death, his father disappeared, and he and his siblings –

  • (1) John [b 1884]
  • (2) Ellen [b 1885]
  • (3) Frederick [b 1887]
- went into Tadcaster Workhouse [1891].

In 1901, he was living as a boarder at King Cross Street, Halifax.

He set up business as a hairdresser in Halifax.

In 1905, a Luke Denton is listed as a hairdresser at 56 Oxford Lane, Siddal.

Later, he was a hairdresser at Harrods in London.

He left London to set up business in Sheffield.

In 1907, he married Bertha Halliday [1882-1970] from Kippax, at Tadcaster.


Bertha was the daughter of Sarah (née Jane) & Squire Hemingway Halliday
 

Children:

  1. Blanche [1908-1911]
  2. Arthur [1909-1989] who was a hairdresser [1961]
  3. Luke [1911-1989] who was an engineer [1961]

The family lived at

  • Middlesex [1908, 1910]
  • Fulwood Road, Sheffield [1911]

Luke died in Sheffield [31st October 1961].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,871 6/10d to his sons Arthur & Luke.

Bertha died in Mansfield [September 1970]

Dent, William
[17??-18??] Perpetual Curate at Sowerby [1827]

Dental Villa, Todmorden
71 & 73 Burnley Road.

Owners and tenants have included

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

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

Denton & Holroyd
Around 1823, Thomas Hadwen took over their mill at Kebroyd Lower Mill

Denton Bridge, Kebroyd
A high single-arch bridge carries the main road between Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden over the Lumb Brook.

There was a ford here. In his will, Samuel Hill indicated that he wished a bridge be built here. The bridge was built in 1772 when the turnpike came.

The bridge is named for John Denton who occupied Kebroyd Mill, Triangle

Denton House, Kebroyd
Halifax Road

Denton's: Thomas Denton & Son
Tailors and drapers at 13 Corn Market, Halifax [1829].

See William Denton

Denville, Charles
[1???-19??] Halifax theatrical producer.

His repertory company worked at the Grand Theatre, Halifax [1940s].

Barrie Ingham took parts with his Denville Players at Barnsley.

He married Lily.

Children:

  1. Dennis

The family lived at Cam Cottage, Horley Green.

Denville, Dennis
[1922-1942] Dennis Charles Alfred Peter Denville.

Son of Charles Denville.

He was educated at Ushaw College, Durham.

He worked for a time with his father's repertory company at the Grand Theatre, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [9th September 1942].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 250].

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

Denville Players
A repertory theatre company run by Charles Denville.

The Company performed at the Grand Theatre, Halifax [1940s].

Barrie Ingham took parts with the Company in Barnsley

Denwood, John
[1925-1944] Son of Nora & Harry Robinson Denwood of 37 Denfield Crescent, Ovenden.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Ackroyd's at Wheatley Mills.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in France [16th July 1944] (aged 19).

He was buried at the St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France [III J 11].

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

Depledge, Edgar
[1869-1949] Born in Halifax.

He was a machine tool maker.

He married Eva Naylor [1872-1953].


Eva was born in Denholme
 

Children:

  1. Herbert

Depledge, Rev George
[18??-18??] Curate at St Mary's Church, Sowerby [1861]

Depledge, George
[1899-1918] Son of Mary Ellen (née Whiteley) [1860-1925] & George Depledge [1859-1903] of 12 Church Street, Lower Edge, Elland.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918.

He was buried at the Courmas British Cemetery, France [I J 3].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Depledge, Herbert
[1891-19??] Son of Edgar Depledge.

Born in Halifax

He was a cashier [1919].

On 9th October 1919, he married Edith Hannah Turner at Christ Church, Pellon.


Edith Hannah was the daughter of John Edward Turner
 

Children:

  1. John T [b 1921]
  2. Eva [b 1926]
  3. Mary [b 1929]

The children were born in Halifax.

Edith Hannah died in Hastings [1971]

Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding

Der
This word is encountered in Der Street, Todmorden.

The origin/meaning of the word was debated in the mid 18th century, and it was suggested that Der or Darr was the name of the river which flowed from the Burnley to Todmorden where it joined to river Cal to form the Calder

Derby Bar: Fatal Accident [1906]
On 7th April 1906, a horse pulling a trap past the Derby Inn, Rishworth was frightened, pitching the carriage, the horse and 4 passengers into the quarry below

Derby Bar, Rishworth
See Derby Bar Hotel, Rishworth

Derbyshire, Ernest John
[1882-1936] Born in Liverpool

He was a stock broker's clerk.

On 6th May 1911, he married Florence Dorothea Dean in Formby.


Florence Dorothea was the daughter of
Luke Henry Goodyear / Dean
 

They lived at 84 Milton Road, Liverpool [1912].

Ernest John died 8th August 1936.

Florence Dorothea died in Southampton [9th April 1969]

Derdale Cotton & Commercial Company

Derrington, Trevor Radley
[1921-1943] He was educated at Siddal Council School / a member of the Choir at St Mark's Church, Siddal / employed by George Webster & Son Limited at Silver Street, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1943, he married Sheila P. Hardaker in Halifax.

They lived at 2 Eldon Place, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant / Air Gunner with 78 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died on a bombing raid [20th December 1943] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany [10 B 10-12].

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

Devers, Michael
[1881-1916] Son of Julia & John Devers.

Born in Leeds.

He was a general labourer living and working in Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private under the name Michael Davis with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington [17th October 1916].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K D 437].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Devil's Cauldron
Name given to Halifax – especially the view from Beacon Hill – before the Clean Air acts removed much of the smoke and pollution which often hung over the town.

In 1837, Anne Lister described Halifax as:

A smoke-canopied, commercial town

See Films

Devil's Rock, Eastwood
Staups Moor. Aka Great Rock, Grisly Rock, and Llads-Lowe Balder. A large natural outcrop.

A local legend says that the devil wagered with God that he could step from Stoodley Pike to the rock. He failed to do so, although the marks of his hooves can be seen on the rock.

This was a popular venue for cockfighting mains. In the early 20th century, 40 people attended a main known as The Wars of the Roses

Devitt, Alice
[18??-18??] One of the children who died whilst working at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She died aged 12.

She is buried in a communal grave Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel Graveyard

Devon Street Hand Laundry, Halifax
Recorded in 1912 and 1922 at Devon Street, Parkinson Lane when W. Spencer was Proprietor.

An advertisement for the business in 1912


Gent's Fine Linen a Speciality

Family Washings catered for
All goods insured against fire

 

Dew, Rev John Worgan
[1797-1834] Born in Coleford, Gloucestershire. He was ordained at York and was curate at Wiggington, York [1824], curate at Roundhay under Rev Charles Musgrave [June 1826], chaplain to Viscount Strathallan [December 1826], and curate at Whitkirk [1831] before becoming the first incumbent at St James's Church, Halifax [1832]. He lived at King Cross Street, Halifax.

There was a tablet to his memory in St James's Church

Dewar, James
[1898-1917] MM.

Son of William Dewar.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed by Patchett Brothers at Sedburgh Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was awarded the Military Medal for capturing a prisoner.

He was killed in action by mortar fire [27th June 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, France [B9 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Dewar, Michael Urquhart
[1???-1???] He was a tenant of Holroyd House, Priestley Green.

He married the daughter of Sir Algernon Firth

Dewar, William
[18??-19??]

He married Rose Emma [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. James
  2. William S.

The family lived at 14 Blackwall, Halifax

Dewar, William S.
[18??-1917] Son of William Dewar.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died of gas poisoning in Dundee Hospital [November 1917].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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

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

Dewhirst's: D. Dewhirst & Company
Clothing manufacturer at Fountain Street / Salem Mill, Hebden Bridge [1917]

Dewhirst, Halstead & Company
Cotton spinners at Higgin Mills, Luddendenfoot [1822], and at Sowerby [1823] Partners included W. Dewhirst and J. Halstead.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1823

Dewhirst's: John Dewhirst & Company
Worsted spinners established by John Dewhirst.

They were registered as a limited company [April 1893].

They were at Valley Mills, Elland.

Dewhirst's Buildings are nearby.

The business closed in 1967.

See Isaac Dewhirst

Dewhirst's: Richard Dewhirst & Sons
Printers, publishers and stationers at Halifax Road, Todmorden. Recorded in 1905 They published the Todmorden Herald

Dewhirst's: W. & L. Dewhirst
Cotton spinners at Shaw Lane Mill, Illingworth [1822]. Partners included William Dewhirst

Dewhirst's: William & James Dewhirst
Worsted and cotton manufacturers and merchants at Sand Beds Mill, Ovenden [1845]. They had a warehouse in Union Street, Halifax

Dewhirsts, Akroyd & Sutcliffe
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Shaw Lane, Ovenden.

Partners included William Dewhirst Snr, William Dewhirst Jnr, James Dewhirst, James Akroyd and John Sutcliffe.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1829

Dewhurst, Isaac
[1734-17??] Coiner of Luddenden Dean. He was arrested by William Deighton

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

ISAAC DEWHURST, late of Owle Nook, in Luddingden Dean, in the Township of Warley, and Parish of Halifax, about Thirty-Five or Thirty-Six years of age, and about five Feet eight Inches high, is a stout broad made Man, wears his own hair, which is black, and is black complexioned. When he went off he had two Suits of Cloaths, the worst was of a light coloured drab Cloath, and the better was of a Sad blue Colour

Dewhurst, Joyce
[19??-19??] Of Old Well Head.

In the 1920s, she attended High Cliff Girls' School, Scarborough.

Her report [before 1929] recorded

[Joyce] is very keen on embroidery, Barbola, and leather work. She is a keen tennis player, and did well in the Harrogate Hard Court Championship. Well done, Joyce!

Dewhurst, Luke
[17??-17??] Sowerby farmer. A coiner and friend of David Hartley. He gave £30 towards the fund for the murder of William Deighton. He was charged with diminishing guineas and coining 27/- pieces. He was the last coiner to be arrested and sent to the 1770 Spring Assizes at York

Dewhurst, Thomas
[17??-1???] Coiner of Highgreens, Erringden

Dewhurst, William
[17??-18??] He and Thomas Lister ran a worsted and cotton spinning business at Rodmer Clough Mill, Colden in the later 18th century. In 1811, they operated 2,400 spindles at the mill

Dews, Dearnley
[1851-1897] Born in Honley.

He was a warehouseman [1871].

He married Mary Antoinette Tasker.


Mary Antoinette was the daughter of
William Dixon Tasker
 

Children:

  1. Sophia [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • 2 Holling Street, Northowram [with Mary's parents 1871]
  • Hollingrove, Halifax [1897]

Marie Antoinette died 13th November 1871.

Dearnley died 14th April 1897.

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Dews, Ernest
[1887-1971] Founder of Dews Garages

Dews, Francis
[1889-1918] Or Frank.

Son of Fred Dews.

He worked at Caledonia Wire Mills.

He lived at Wheatley.

He joined the army [1910], and was in India for 7 years.

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

He died of pneumonia in Dagshai, India [2nd November 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Dagshai Cemetery, India [356].

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

Dews, Fred
[18??-19??]

He married Mary Ann [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Frank / Francis
  2. son who served in World War I, and was wounded 4 times

The family lived at 3 Napier Street, Charlestown Road, Halifax

Dews Garages
Halifax and Brighouse. Established by Ernest Dews in ??

Dews, George
[1871-1926] Born in Halifax.

On 3rd May 1893, he married Mary Emma Riley [1873-1938] in Halifax.


Mary Emma was the daughter of
Job Riley
 

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1896]
  2. George William [b 1901]

George was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Dews, Harry
[1864-1928] Born in Halifax.

He was a gas retort maker [1889].

On 16th November 1889, he married Wilhelmina Hirst [1870-1908] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Wilhelmina was born in Warrington
 

Children:

  1. Edith Alice [b 1891]
  2. Wallace
  3. Otis [1897-1899]
  4. Ruth Hetty [b 1899]
  5. Ethel [b 1901]
  6. Annie [b 1904]

The family lived at 5 Henage Street, New Park Road, Queensbury [1911]

Dews, Wallace
[1893-1917] Son of Harry Dews.

Born in Halifax.

He was an apprentice overlooker in a woollen & worsted spinning mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment).

He was killed in action [17th January 1917].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [3A & 3D]

Dey, Adin
[1806-18??] Son of Thomas Dey.

Born in Lightcliffe.

In 1840, he established business as a wholesale and retail draper, hosier and clothing manufacturer

The good old stocking shop

The business was at 61 Woolshops, Halifax [1915, 1919]. Children:

  1. Adin
  2. Thomas

Dey, Adin
[1833-1???] Son of Adin Dey.

He was a currier at Walsall [1881].

He married Rhoda [1834-1???] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Samuel Adin [b 1859]
  2. Eliza [b 1861]
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1866]
  4. Annie Mary [b 1869]
  5. George Albert [b 1872]
  6. Walter [b 1875]
  7. Edgar [b 1877]

The family lived at 16 Paddock Lane, Walsall Foreign, Stafford [1881]

Dey, Adin
[1860-1934] Son of Thomas Dey.

Born in Halifax.

In 1919, he was continuing the family business

The good old stocking shop

and this was still at 61 Woolshops, Halifax.

In 1887, he married Amelia Annie Wood [1858-1908]

Dey, Rev Charles Gordon Norman
[1946-] He served at Almondbury before becoming Vicar of the Church of the Holy Nativity, Mixenden [1976]

Dey's: Lewis I. Dey, Clay & Son
Halifax legal firm. Partners included Lewis I. Dey, Mr Clay, and Mr Clay

Dey, Lewis Irving
[1864-19??] Son of Thomas Dey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a managing solicitor's clerk [1881] / solicitor at 13 Harrison Road, Halifax [1934] / a partner in Lewis I. Dey, Clay & Son.

He qualified in December 1895.

In 1898, he married Lily Wood [1865-1931].

The family lived at

  • 50 Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Mayfield Terrace [1901]
  • 121 Norfolk Mount [1931]
  • 121 King Cross Road [1936]

See George Horsfall

Dey, T.
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1922, when he was a hosier at 61 Woolshops, Halifax

Dey, Thomas
[1834-1907] Son of Adin Dey.

Born in Halifax.

He carried on the family hosiery business. The business was still at 61 Woolshops, Halifax [1915, 1819].

In 1859, he married Leah Speight [1837-1921] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Adin
  2. Lewis
  3. Annie Helena [b 1870]

The family lived at 61 Woolshops, Halifax [1871]

Deyne, John
[1???-15??] Of Midgley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

Dhoul's pavement
A natural rock surface about 20 ft wide which forms a part of the Long Causeway from Blackstone Edge to Ripponden.

The name may use the element tuel, meaning Devil's Pavement

Dial House, Ovenden
Friendly Fold Road. 18th century cottages. In the early 19th century, this was a Methodist New Connexion Meeting House. A Sunday School was also held here

Dialect
The Foldout gives more information about the local dialect

See Pronunciation and Yorkshire Dialect Society

Dialling codes
The land-line telephone dialling codes for the various parts of the district are:

  • 01422 Most of Calderdale: Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge
  • 01484 This is the dialling code for Huddersfield and is used in parts of Brighouse
  • 01706 This is the dialling code for Rochdale and is used in Todmorden

See Postcodes

Diamond Jubilee Stout
Beverage for young people introduced by J Cawthra Perkins in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Diaries & Memoirs

Dibdin, Charles
[1745-1814] Singer and composer of operas and songs – including Tom Bowling.

In 1795, he published a 5-volume History of the Stage.

In 1780, he visited Halifax and wrote

26th March 1788: I shall go on from Leeds to Halifax, where I was advised to perform a night or two previous to my touching at Manchester. When I came there, however, they had a company of players, and were otherwise so full of amusements, that after sitting down a few days I went to Manchester – promising if I could make it convenient, to call on my return

On a performance of The Messiah, he writes

... these ideas I threw loosely on paper at Halifax which is said to be the most musical spot, for its size, in the Kingdom: for there, Mr Bates has so implanted a veneration for the works of Handel, that children lisp "for unto us a child is born" and cloth-makers as they sweat under their load in the cloth-hall, roar out "for his yoke is easy and his burden is light." I have been assured for a fact that more than one man in Halifax can take any part in the choruses of the "Messiah" and go regularly through the whole oratorio by heart: and indeed the facility with which the common people join together, throughout the greater part of Yorkshire and Lancashire, in every species of choral music, is truly astonishing

Of the Piece Hall, he wrote

it gave me the idea of a beehive: the prodigious number of cells, and the workers coming in and out with their bundles of cloth, were exactly like loaded bees

Dick, Rev Angela
[19??-] Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Bradshaw [2008]

Dick, Rev Canon Angela
[19??-1???] She was installed as Priest-in-charge at Sowerby Bridge [7th July 2010]

Dick Booth, Heptonstall
Former name of Boothroyd Farm, Hebden Bridge

Dick O' Lovely's
Pen-name of composer Richard Thomas

Dickens, Charles
[1812-1870] The writer gave readings of A Christmas Carol at the Oddfellows' Hall on 16th September 1858 to a packed house who had paid between 5/- for a seat in the stalls and 1/- for a seat in the gallery.

He described Halifax as:

... Halifax was too small for us ... I never saw such an audience, though ... They were worth reading to for nothing, though I didn't do exactly that ... It is as horrible a place as I ever saw, I think

In 1836 – three days after the publication of the first part of the Pickwick Papers – he married Catherine Hogarth.

Catherine's sister Georgina was housekeeper for Charles Dickens.

See Gad's Hill, Halifax and Wilkinson Pickles

Dickenson, Benjamin
[1719-1???] Northowram merchant.

Son of Rev Thomas Dickenson. He was a founder member of Square Independent Chapel, Halifax.

On 6th August 1792 – at the age of 73 – he married Hannah Howorth.

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Dickenson Brothers
20th century clothing manufacturer at Salford Works, Hebden Bridge

Dickenson, Elizabeth
[1819-1885] Born in Halifax.

Her family moved to Devon.

Elizabeth had a child: Emma Bidder Dickenson born in South Molton, Devon – father unknown.

Elizabeth later moved back to Halifax with Emma

In 1867, Elizabeth married John Woodhead

Dickenson, Emma Bidder
[1845-1934] Daughter of Elizabeth Dickenson – father unknown.

Emma was born in South Molton, Devon.

Elizabeth's family had moved to Devon, and Elizabeth later moved back to Halifax with Emma.

Emma was a milliner [1881].

In 1866, she married (1) Richard Pollard

In [Q3] 1885, she married (2) William Crabtree

She was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [30th August 1934]

Dickenson, John
[1713-17??] Son of Rev Thomas Dickenson.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1735]
  2. Hannah [b 1738]

Dickenson, John Stott
[18??-19??] Yeast dealer at Hanson Lane, Halifax.

No one had sued Dickenson, but he had received threatening letters and declared himself bankrupt in May 1869. At the bankruptcy hearing, the judge reprimanded him for his

tender foolishness

Dickenson, Joseph
[1707-1741] Son of Rev Thomas Dickenson.

In The Northowram Register, his father wrote

My Son died about the latter end of May or beginning of June 1741 of a Fever upon the Sea which was very fatal to many. He had been in two battles but not hurt. This fever seiz'd him in the passage from Carthage

Dickenson, Rev Joshua
[1727-1796] Youngest child of Rev Thomas Dickenson

Dickenson, Mary
[1717-1804] Daughter of Rev Thomas Dickenson.

In 1779, she married James Harriott, Master of the Cordwainers' Company, London and Lieutenant-Colonel in the London Militia.

Children:

  1. Thomas Dickenson Harriott
  2. Mary [1748-1812] who married Dr John Newsome from Cheapside, London

Dickenson, Rev Thomas
[1669-1743] Or Dickinson.

Born near Manchester. He was educated at Frankland's Academy and served at Gorton, Manchester [from 1694] before succeeding Oliver Heywood to become Second Minister of Heywood's Chapel [1702-1743].

On 24th October 1705, he married Hannah Foster.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1706]
  2. Joseph
  3. Elizabeth [b 1709]
  4. Hannah [b 1712]
  5. John
  6. Richard [b 1715]
  7. Mary
  8. Benjamin
  9. Anne [b 1721]
  10. Nathaniel [b 1722]
  11. Richard [b 1724]
  12. Joshua

Several of his children died in infancy.

He continued compiling The Northowram Nonconformist Register after Heywood's death.

He was taken ill whilst preaching from Psalm 110 19 on 4th September 1743 and lingered before dying on 26th December. He was buried at Coley Church.

Of his death, the register records

The Revd Mr Thomas Dickenson minister at Northowram, Dyed 26th December 1743 aged 73 about one in the morning. Nature being far spent, a visible decay appeared about July or August which encreased gradually till the time of his death. He preached at Gorton Chappel in Lancashire, ordained 24th May 1694, removed to Northowram in the year 1702, about 42 years at Northowram. He was an Eminent usefull faithfull Minister of God's word, a meek & humble Xtian, an affectionate & tender Parent, a loving Husband. A sincere Friend & social Neighbour a chearfull companion, very temperate, had an uncommon memory, lived well, & dyed looking for the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto Eternity

After his death, his widow moved to Clerkenwell, London. She was buried in the Nonconformist burial ground at Bunhill Fields

See Richard Clapham

Dickie Pop
A popular name given to silk manufacturer Richard Kershaw by his employees

Dickin, Rev G. T.
[18??-19??] BA, BSc.

Minister at Park Congregational Church [1906, 1916]

Dickinson, Ann
[1872-1928] Daughter of Thomas Teal Dickinson.

Born in Driffield.

She lived in Greetland.

She never married.

She had 3 illegitimate children by a Greetland man Fred Heys:

  1. Arthur [b 1894]
  2. Gertrude [1896-1897]
  3. child [b 20 Aug 1897]

On 23rd August 1897, she was found guilty of wilful murder as a result of despair for murdering her 14-month-old daughter Gertrude on 20th August.

She had tied the child to her and then jumped into the dam at Clay House Mills, Greetland. The child was drowned but the mother could not sink.

She climbed out and carried the dead Gertrude home where she gave birth to another child.

She had written a note to Fred Heys:

I am going to do something which you have driven me to do. I really cannot see my way to live any longer. What am I to do with 3 children? I have lived a life in misery enough with 2.

Nobody knows only myself how I have tried to scrape to get them something to eat, and you never asked me if I had enough, or how I did, or anything. You have behaved shameful to me all through, and then for you to say that the child is not yours. I cannot stand it no longer; I will end it. I will take the child with me. You have ruined me. If only you had got married, it would have saved all this. Good bye and take care of Arthur

Gertrude was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [23rd August 1897].

Ann was a kitchen maid at The Horbury House of Mercy (St Peter's House) Penitentiary for Women, Horbury, Wakefield [1901] and a cook, living with her cousin William Dewhirst & family at 32 Market Place, Heckmondwike [1911]

Ann died in Leeds.

She was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland [17th July 1928]

Dickinson, Benjamin
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1760]

Dickinson, Charles Ernest
[18??-19??] Hipperholme Councillor,

He lived at Knowl House, Lightcliffe.

In [Q2] 1904, he married Ethel Cockroft [1880-1930] in Halifax.

See The Stray, Lightcliffe

Dickinson, Elizabeth
[17??-1826] In 1791, she married (1) Thomas Fryer.

After Thomas's death, she married (2) T. F. Merchant.

She died at Lothersdale

Dickinson, George
[18??-1883]

In 1875, he married Hannah.

He took over from Hannah as licensee of the Queens Road Hotel, Halifax [1875-1883].

He died in 1883.

After his death

Dickinson, Grace
[1824-1863] She lived in Wheatley.

Her husband had become insane and committed suicide, leaving her with 3 children.

She was known as The Workhouse Poet. She composed a collection of verses which were published under the title of Songs in the Night. Her amanuensis was a deaf mute, Sarah Thomas.

In 1861, she went into the Halifax Union workhouse where she died on 24th January 1863.

She was buried at Illingworth Church [28th April 1865]

Dickinson, Rev Louise
[19??-] Pastor at Pellon Baptist Church [2005]

Dickinson, Phoebe
[16??-17??] In some sources, she is called Robinson or Dickonson.

A servant. Daughter of James Dickenson.

She married (1) James Otes

After James's death, she married (2) Joseph Fourness.

Pearson records that in 1674

[she] had a strange disease above 7 years, a prodigious trembling by fits and hath lyen speechless 8 weeks

See Harwood House, Illingworth

Dickinson, Stanley
[1857-1891] Of Halifax.

Son of Thomas Dickinson.

He was newspaper sub-editor [1881].

On 15th February 1881, he married Anne, daughter of Joseph Richardson

Children:

  1. Bernard H. [b 1879] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1901]
  2. Cyril [b 1882]

The family lived at Brookfoot House (with Anne's parents) [1881].

He died of cirrhosis of the liver [9th July 1891]

Dickinson, Thomas Teal
[1845-1893] Born in Driffield.

He was licensed victualler at the Rose & Crown, Greetland [1887] / a joiner [1891]

In February 1889, he was declared bankrupt

On 26th December 1870, he married Mary Fawcett [1846-1887] at St Peter's, Manningham.


Mary was born in Driffield
 

Children:

  1. George Fawcett [1871-1958]
  2. Ann
  3. Ralph [b 1875] who was a cloth manufacturer [1891]
  4. Isabella [b 1877] who was a worsted worker [1891]
  5. Blanche [b 1880]
  6. Leolin Thomas [1882-1960]
  7. Emily [b 1884]
  8. Mary [b 1887]

The family lived at 16 Thompson Street, Halifax [1891].

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland: Mary [27th June 1887]; Thomas Teal [10th June 1893]

Dickinson, William
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1789-90]

Dickinson, Rev William
[18??-19??] In 1905, he is recorded as being Minister at Lob Mill Primitive Methodist Chapel and at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Todmorden

Dickinson, William
[1882-1917] He was a carter Alfred Goodall & Company Limited at Salterhebble.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

The family lived at 28 Beacon Parade, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Inf. Works Company Durham Light Infantry.

He died on bronchitis in hospital in France [16th March 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Caix British Cemetery, France [II I 1].

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

Dickonfield, Shibden
Area mentioned in 1515

Dickons & Aked
Solicitors at Whitehall Chambers, Halifax [1899]. Partners were James Norton Dickons and James William Aked

Dickons, James Norton
[1839-1912] Bradford solicitor. A partner in Dickons & Aked.

He was a Director of the Yorkshire Penny Bank and a Director of the Halifax Building Society. He was connected with the Bradford Historical & Antiquarian Society and wrote many items for their Journal, The Bradford Antiquary.

He was active in the Methodists. At the time of his death, he was a Circuit Steward, local treasurer to the Aged Ministers Fund and treasurer of two important circuit trusts.

He was buried at Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford

Dickson, Dr Avery Wynn
[1876-1910] MRCS.

Physician and surgeon. He was Medical Officer of Health and Vaccination Officer for Stainland-with-Old-Lindley [1905]. He lived at Stannary House, Stainland.

He died 1st February 1910 [aged 35]

Dickson, John
[1???-1???] See Bentley Royd

Dickson, John
[1???-16??] He was Constable of Sowerby [1651-2]

Dickson, Mr
[1???-1???] In 17??, he established a wine and spirit business in Halifax.

In 1781, Samuel Farrar acquired the business

Dickson, Rev R. W.
[18??-19??] MA.

Of Aberdeen. Minister at Square Congregational Church, Halifax [1933]. He lived at 127 Huddersfield Road [1937]

Dies
On 9th March 1835, deputy constable John Brierley discovered, in the wall of a house in Hebden Bridge, a set of dies which the Coiners had used to produce counterfeit Portuguese coins. He presented these to the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Some dies can be seen in Bankfield Museum, Heptonstall Museum, and the Hinchcliffe Arms

Diggle, Rev E. E.
[18??-19??] MA.

Curate at Coley [1917]

Diggle, Ernest Granville
[1871-1944] Born in Rochdale.

He was a Commander in the Royal Navy during the World War I. He was later Captain of the Mauretania and the Aquitania on trans-Atlantic runs to New York. He retired in 1934.

In 1901, he married Annie, daughter of George Pickles in Todmorden district.

Their only son Donald Granville Diggle [1904-1968] emigrated to the US and died in Miami.

Ernest Granville Diggle died in Tiverton

Diggle, Mark
[1850-1879] Of Walsden. Private of the 24th Regiment. On 22nd January 1879, he and Joseph Haigh were killed at the Battle of Isandhlwana in the Zulu Wars. There are memorials to the young men at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Diggles, James
[1790-1824] Of Rastrick. He worked as a footman for John Armitage of Rastrick.

He died after being hit violently on the head.

Anthony Bray was found Guilty of manslaughter

Dighton, William

Diglin, William
[16??-166?] Also recorded as William Aiglin. Curate at Heptonstall [1660-1662]

Dignam, James
[1899-1918] Son of J. Dignan of 4 Hoyle's Buildings, Bailey Hall Bank, Halifax.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church / a moulder for Wadsworth & Schofield.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1918], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 8th November 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Awoingt British Cemetery, France [II G 26].

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

Dignan, James
[1870-1933] Born in Ireland.

He was a corporation worker [1894].

In [Q1] 1894, he married Kate Gleeson [1871-1910] in Halifax.


Kate was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [1895-1949] who was a doffer worsted
  2. Mary Ellen [b 1897] who was a spinner worsted
  3. James
  4. Catherine [b 1901]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1903]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 4 Hoyle's Buildings, Halifax [1911].

The couple died in Halifax

Dignan, James
[1899-1918] Son of James Dignan.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax / a bobbin setter (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by Wadsworth & Schofield / a player with Pineberry Football Club.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [27th April 1918] and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds after being at the Front for 6 weeks [8th November 1918].

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

Dilley, James Webster
[1852-1923] Son of John Dilley.

Born on 18th October 1852.

Baptised at Brighouse Parish Church [5th December 1852].

He was a cooper [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901] / a wood turner [1911] He took over his father's business as cabinet maker, cooper, wood turner in Brighouse. He later moved to Little John Mill, Clifton Common.

In 1876, he married Sarah Ann Taylor [1851-1???] from Hartshead, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1877] who was a wood turner [1891]
  2. Randall [b 1878] who was a wood turner [1891]
  3. Herbert [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • 11 Water Street, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]
  • Camm Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 6 Woodside Road, Halifax [1901]
  • Frances Street, Belle Vue, Wakefield [1911]

Dilley, John
[1822-1???] Born in Ickleford, Hertfordshire.

He was a cooper [1851] / a cooper employing 1 man & 1 boy [1861] / a cooper employing 2 men & 2 boys [1871] He set up in business as a cabinet maker, cooper, wood turner at Water Street, Brighouse.

The business was taken over by his son, James

In 1847, he married Elizabeth Webster [1825-1???] from Tong.

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1848]
  2. Fanny [b 1850]
  3. James Webster
  4. Harriet [b 1859]
  5. Walter [b 1861]

The family lived at

  • Bonegate, Brighouse [1851]
  • 10 Water Street, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1861, 1871]

Living with them [in 1861] was sister Sophia Dilly [aged 44].

Living with them in 1871 was lodger James Fielding [aged 17] (apprentice cooper) from Clitheroe, Lancashire

Dilworth's
Halifax toffee-maker. Recorded in 1876

Dilworth, Rev Arthur
[1899-19??] He served at Birstall, was a missionary in Burma, and examining chaplain to the Bishop of Rangoon 1934-1939, and served at Thurstonland, at Knighton and at Hove before becoming Vicar of Cross Stone [1947-1951].

He left to serve at Airedale with Fryston, at Hoggeston with Dunton, at Whaddon with Tattenhoe, at Great Horwood, and at Mursley.

On retirement, he returned to Halifax and was given a licence to officiate in the Diocese of Wakefield [from 1974]

Dilworth, Arthur
[1925-1944] Son of Kezia Caroline & Edgar Dilworth of 15 New Bond Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / an apprentice fitter with Churchill-Redman Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Le Havre [27th August 1944] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Bayeux Memorial, France [15 1], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dilworth, Charles
[1833-1914] Son of Henry Dilworth.

Born in Wheatley.

He was an iron moulder [1851] / a moulder at a foundry [1871] / Manager at Sowerby Bridge Baths [1881, 1891, 1901] and wife Hannah was Matron [1891].

In 1857, he married Hannah [1829-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah, from Normanton, was the daughter of shoemaker William Briham, and widow of Mr Briggs
 

They lived at

  • Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Sowerby Bridge Baths, 12 Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • 21 Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Dilworth, Charles
[1908-1942] Son of Mary Jane & Joe Dilworth of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Greaser with the Merchant Navy aboard the cargo liner MV Empire Attendant.

He died 15th July 1942 (aged 34)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-582, and sank off the Canary Islands, with the loss of all 59 crew.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London [38], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dilworth, Henry
[1808-18??] He was a dyer [1841] / a stuff singer [1851]

He married Hannah [1806-1???]

Children:

  1. John [b 1828]
  2. Emma [b 1829]
  3. Charles
  4. James [b 1839]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1844]

The family lived at

  • Bould's Row, Ovenden [1841]
  • Wheatley, Ovenden [1851]

Dilworth, J.
[18??-18??] Stonemason at Halifax.

In June 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Dilworth, William
[1819-1891] Born in Ovenden.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / a servant at stuff dye works [1861] / beerhouse keeper at the Old House at Home, Halifax [1879, 1881].

In 1845, he married Rebecca Appleyard [1822-1886].


Rebecca was born in Shelf
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [1845-1858]
  2. Ann [1846-1863] who was a worsted at worsted mill [1861]
  3. Mary Ellen [b 1848] who was a worsted at worsted mill [1861]
  4. William Bennett [1852-1871] who was a worsted at worsted mill [1861], a blacksmith [1881]
  5. Eliza [b 1854] who married Barnabas Long
  6. Julia [b 1857] who was a bar maid [1881]

The family lived at

  • 6 North Side of Boothtown [1851]
  • 2 Albion Court, Orange Street, Halifax [1861, 1871]

William died in Halifax [13th February 1891].

Rebecca died in Halifax [31st August 1886].

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

Dimmey, Charles
[1665-1692] of Huddersfield or Halifax..

On Monday 29th July 1692, he was hanged at the Tyburn for forging a will belonging to William Robinson.

He was buried at St Olav's Churchyard, Marygate, York

Dimmin Dale
Small valley just north of Midgley Moor. Leads into Luddenden Dean.

See Castle Carr Tunnel

Dimont, Rev Charles Tunnacliffe
[1872-1953] MA, BD.

Originally from Worcester. He was curate at Mirfield [1896] and Vice-Principal of Leeds Clergy Training school before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity Church [1905]. In 1909, he was appointed vice-principal of Wells Theological College. In 1914, he went to Salisbury Cathedral.

In 1906, he married Nora Frances Haydn Green.


Nora Frances was the daughter of first baronet Sir Frank Green, who was Lord Mayor of London [1900]
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. daughter

Dineley Knowl, Todmorden
Owners and tenants have included

The Dining Room, Shibden Hall
The present dining room at Shibden Hall was once a bedroom. It later known as the Little Parlour and the North Parlour.

Note

  • The painted tapestry / wall painting added by Robert Waterhouse in the 1570s
  • The rattan armchair from the reign of James II
  • The 18th century lantern clock by Thomas Ogden
  • The child's highchair from the 17th century
  • The mahogany cradle for holding a cheese

See The New Buttery Shibden Hall

Dinnis, Mr
[1???-1???] A man who escaped execution on the Gibbet by withdrawing his head just before the blade fell, and then escaping over the parish boundary, crossing over the Hebble Brook. As he ran, he was asked by several people whether Dinnis was to be beheaded that day, and is said to have replied ...
I trow not

See Dennis & the Gibbet Law of Halifax and John Lacey

Dinsdale, Arthur
[1879-1945] Son of William Henry Dinsdale.

Born in Halifax.

He was a grocery van man [1909].

On 30th December 1909, he married Emily Ann Craven in Halifax.


Emily Ann was the daughter of Richard Craven
 

Children:

  1. Jack Craven [1911-1991]

Arthur died in Blackpool [1945].

Emily Ann died in Elland [16th February 1947]

Dinsdale, Astin
[1863-1904] Son of William Henry Dinsdale.

Born in Halifax.

He was a locksmith with his father / a locksmith of Ramsden's Court [1885] / a locksmith & bellhanger [1891] / a journeyman locksmith [1901].

On 9th November 1885, he married Fanny Howarth at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Fanny, of Bull Green, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Howarth
 

Children:

  1. Harold
  2. George Edwin [1889-1950] who was an iron founder [1911] and died in Scarborough
  3. Clarissa [1891-1969] who was a Café waitress [1911] and never married
  4. James Willie
  5. Dorothy [1898-1989]
  6. Fred [1900-1932]

The children were born in Halifax

The family lived at

  • 14 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Ramsden Lower Court, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 New Brunswick Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was Fanny's widowed father John Howarth.

Dinsdale died in 1904 (aged 40).

Fanny died in Halifax [15th February 1932]

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Dinsdale, Harold
[1887-1???] Son of Astin Dinsdale.

Born in Halifax.

He was a pawnbroker's assistant [1901, 1914].

In [Q4] 1914, he married Lottie Esmie Harlow [1886-1965] in Halifax.


Lottie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

    child child

The couple died in Halifax: Harold [4th May 1943]; Lottie [4th August 1965]

Dinsdale, James Willie
[1893-1915] Son of Astin Dinsdale.

Born in Halifax [4th December 1893].

He was educated at Holy Trinity School, Halifax / a member of Holy Trinity Church Choir / a law clerk [1911] / an employee of Land & Foster.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 22nd November 1915, he sustained serious gunshot injuries in one thigh, which necessitated the amputation of his leg.

He died of wounds at the 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux [5th December 1915].

He was buried at the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France [I K 28].

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax.

His brother George was also serving and was in Halifax Infirmary recuperating from wounds.

Dinsdale, John
[17??-18??] Printer at Bull Green, Halifax [1816]

Dinsdale, Mr
[18??-18??] A local poacher. In 1856, he escaped arrest in Halifax and was subsequently re-arrested at the Malt Shovel, Brighouse

Dinsdale, William Henry
[1831-1883] Born in Brockelsby, Lincolnshire.

He was a coachman / a locksmith with his father-in-law, William Astin.

On 4th October 1860, he married Mary Ann Astin in Halifax.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
William Astin
 

Children:

  1. George [1861-1931] who worked in the gas industry and never married
  2. Astin
  3. Harriet [1867-1920] who married James Albert Penney
  4. Ellen / Helen [1869-1950] who was a dress maker [1911] and never married
  5. Annie [1871-1949] who was a brush maker [1911], never married and left £811 14/10d to her sister Lucy Jane & nieces Marion Penney and Clarissa Dinsdale
  6. Harry [1873-1903] who was a cart driver and never married
  7. Lucy Jane [1874-1972] who was a shop assistant [1911] and never married
  8. Fred [1876-1898] who was a brass moulder and never married
  9. Arthur
  10. William Henry

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 24 Hammond Street, Halifax [1911].

William Henry died in Halifax [6th April 1883]

Dinsdale, William Henry
[1883-1943] MM, DCM.

Son of William Henry Dinsdale.

He was educated at Trinity School & Rishworth School / a fitter / a mechanic (machine tool maker's fitter) [1911].

He never married.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], and served as a Corporal / Mechanic with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He received a gunshot wound to the chest [15th September 1916], and was treated at Leeds Hospital.

He was awarded the Military Medal for


dressing the wounded on the field under heavy shell fire, until he himself was wounded
 

He was awarded the Bar [13th May 1917] for


carrying a wounded man off the field unassisted while under heavy shell fire
 

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [26th January 1918] for


conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while acting as Battalion Medical Orderly. He went forward close behind the assaulting waves of an attack and immediately began to attend to the wounded under heavy shell fire. When daylight came, he was frequently made the target for heavy rifle fire and machine gun fire as he moved from one wounded man to another, but during the whole period he showed a complete contempt for danger and the most fearless devotion to duty. He did not return to the aid post until he had dressed and cleared all the wounded that he could find, working throughout the whole of one day under heavy fire with such splendid gallantry and energy that when he finally returned he fell down exhausted and unconscious
 

He was discharged [May 1919] (aged 34).

His Army record shows that he was awarded 6/- a week due to having received 10% disablement due to having received a wound to his chest in September 1916.

He survived the War.

He lived with his sisters Annie & Lucy Jane at

  • 14 Church Place, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1917]
  • 33 Abbey Walk South

He died in 1943.

He left £441 5/0d to his sisters Annie & Lucy Jane

Dinsley, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Minister at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland [1896]

Diocesan Church Army Van

Dirk Carr, Claremount
House on Old Bradford Road

Disney, Harriet
[1744-1787] Aka Harriot. Daughter of Gervase Disney [17??-1786] and Mary Thorp [1716-1789] of Pontefract.

She married Dr Robert Alexander

Dispensary Walk, Halifax
Street near Halifax Parish Church.

In 1808, this was the site of the first Halifax Infirmary.

See Old Dispensary Walk, Halifax and Verger's House, Halifax

Displaids
Advertising service specialists. Recorded in 1936 at 18 Rawson Street, Halifax

District nursing
See Brighouse Nurses' Endowment Fund, Halifax District Nursing Association and Todmorden District Nursing Association

Ditches Farm, Todmorden
Ramsden Wood

See Lower Ditches Farm, Todmorden

Diving Houses, Halifax
Dean Clough. Recorded on maps produced in 1854

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

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

Dixon & Oates
Recorded in 1874 at Horley Green

Dixon's: Arthur Dixon & Company Limited
Manufacturer and merchants of springs and wire goods Victoria Wire Works, Halifax [1937]

Dixon vs Brearley
On 25th July 1877, an action for breach of promise was heard at Leeds Crown Court.

Miss Dixon, a 49-year-old domestic servant from Southowram told how she had

kept company

with Mr Brearley – the son of a local farmer and carrier – since 1845 [for 32 years]. In 1853, she gave birth to a child of which Brearley was the father. Other children followed. He had talked of marriage: firstly around 1853, before the birth of their first child, and lastly in 1874. He had given her money and presents – including a pig.

The jury found for Miss Dixon for a sum of £250

Dob Cottage, Sowerby
Higham & Dob Lane Late 18th century cottage

Dobb, James Henry
[1857-19??] Born in Ashton-under-Lyne..

He was a coal merchant [1911].

Around 1881, he married Margaret Emily [1858-19??] from Manchester.

They lived at 18 Clare Road, Halifax [1911]. with their adopted daughter Nellie [b 1888]

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

Dobby, W. Joseph
[1895-1916] He lived at Green End, Wadsworth.

He worked at Steeton Bobbin Works.

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

He died as a POW [19th May 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried by the Germans at Lambertsart Feldlager, then reburied at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez [XX F 18].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Acre Mill, Old Town

Dobie, John
[1879-19??] He was a Police Constable in Halifax.

He married Sarah.


Sarah was the widow of William Henry Shaw [1863-1908].

She had 4 sons by her first marriage:

Children:

  1. Clifford [b 1894] who was a mechanic (cork pulley maker) [1911]
  2. Wilfred
  3. Norman [b 1902]
  4. Henry [b 1904]
 

They lived at 6 Cheltenham Place, Halifax [1911]

Dobroyd
District of Calderdale south of Todmorden.

See Dobroyd Castle

Dobroyd Castle Farm, Todmorden
The model farm stands west of Dobroyd Castle

Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden
Pexwood Road.

Built by John Fielden for his wife, Ruth.

See James Fielden, William Hubbard and Pighill, Walsden

Dobroyd Road Bridge, Todmorden
Bridge over the Rochdale Canal between Todmorden and Hebble End Bridge

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

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

Dobson's: Joseph Dobson & Sons Limited
Boiled sweet manufacturer of Northgate, Elland. In 1850, Joseph Dobson started business as a confectioner, catering for family occasions and
specialising in bride cakes and funeral biscuits

This is the oldest business in the town.

After Joseph's death in 1885, the family business was taken over by his 3 sons. By the 1930s Thomas John, the youngest son, was running the firm alone.

The firm is still run by the Dobson family. The present [2007] Managing Director is Tony Chadwick, grandson of Thomas John, who runs the firm with his wife. Their daughter and son-in-law have joined the business – the fifth generation.

The firm produces about 8 tons of boiled sweets per week.

The 17th and 19th century buildings in Dobson's Yard are listed.

See Conversation lozenge, Forty Steps, Elland, How We Used to Live, Rose & Crown, Whitsuntide Buns and Yorkshire Mixture

Dobson, Trenholme & Company
Builders and joiners at Stack Hills Mill, Todmorden [1861]

Dock pudding

Docker, Rev Ivor Colin
[1925-19??] He served at Normanton before becoming Curate at Halifax Parish Church [1952-1954]. In 1954, he was appointed Secretary of the Church Missionary Society of Derby, Lincoln and Southwell. He subsequently served at Midhurst, at Woolbeding, at Seaford with Sutton, and at Eastbourne. In 1975, he was consecrated Lord Bishop Suffragen of Horsham

Dockerty, Thomas
[1892-1915] Born in Brighouse or Leeds.

During World War I, he enlisted in Brighouse, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

His next of kin, was his brother John William Dockerty of 45 Elland Street, Brighouse.

Thomas was killed in action in France / Flanders [30th September 1915].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [105 & 106], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial.

On Rastrick War Memorial, he appears as T. Doherty, a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 

Dockey's Croft
Land at Northgate/Northfield, Heptonstall where the Octagonal Methodist Chapel was built. The land was given to the Trustees by Thomas Colbeck, a Keighley grocer who was a friend of Wesley

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

Dodd, James
[18??-1???] Football player. He made his debut on 7th October 1876, in the first football match played at the Hanson Lane grounds, Halifax. He played for the county

Dodd, James
[1855-1927] Proprietor of the Upper George Hotel, Halifax [1887, 1894, 1905, 1917]

Dodd, John
[1???-18??] Carver & gilder at 10 Crown Street, Halifax [1829]

Dodd, Rev Johnstone
[1874-1954] Born in Cumberland.

Minister at Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel [1913, 1916]

Dodd Naze
Area to the east of Hebden Bridge

Dodd, T. S.
[18??-19??] A Halifax contractor [1890s].

James William Bulmer worked here as a joiner.

When Dodd retired, Bulmer bought the plant with money which he had saved from football and singing engagements [1905]

Dodds, Allan
[1895-1917] Son of Jonathan Allison Dodds.

Born in Copley.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [1910] / a boy clerk, Post Office Savings Bank, West Kensington, London [lodging at 77 St Mary's Grove, Chiswick 1911] / a clerk in the GPO Savings Bank, London / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the XVIII Corps Cyclist Battalion Army Cyclist Corps.

He was killed by a shell fragment [24th July 1917] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. [III F 12].

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 Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Dodds, G. E.
[18??-19??] He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1929]

Dodds, Jonathan Allison
[1864-1926] Born in Rumby Hill, Newton Cap, Durham.

He was a schoolmaster [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Sarah Florence E. Webster [1864-1949] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire / Berkshire
 

Children:

  1. Allan
  2. Eric [b 1897]
  3. Jessie Beryl [1900-1906]

The family lived at

  • 37 & 38 Calder Terrace, Copley, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Mayfield Mount, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Jonathan died in Halifax [Q1 1926] (aged 62).

Sarah died in Surrey [Q1 1949] (aged 85) 

The Dodge
Name given to the Hebble along part of its length

Dodge, Rev William
[1697-1743] First Minister of Sowerby Congregational Church for 22 years [1721].

The Northowram Register records that he was

A useful preacher & physician

He died 11th July 1743 [aged 46]

He was buried at Sowerby Green Congregational Chapel

Dodgon, James
[1???-18??] A woolsorter.

He married Sarah [1800-1823].

Sarah died 4th February 1823.

There is a memorial to her in Halifax Parish Church

Dodgson, Aquilla
[1830-1???] Son of Joshua Dodgson.

Born in Elland.

He was a dyer [1851] / a cotton spinner in Oldham [1870]

Dodgson Clough, Ovenden Wood
William Thorburn had springs here. In 1788, he sold the springs to Halifax Town for £300. Stone conduits were built to carry the water to Gibbet Hill Reservoir

Dodgson, Henry
[1???-1???] Tenant of Lower Place Farm, Southowram in the time of Anne Lister

Dodgson, Jonathan
[1820-1909] Son of Joshua Dodgson.

He married Sarah Hollingsworth [1816-1893].

Children:

  1. Emily [1853-1929]

Emily placed a stone in memory of her grandfather and her father at the entrance to Southgate Methodist Church, Elland

[Taken in July 2104]

Dodgson, Joseph
[1797-1878] Of Upper Mile Cross, Halifax.

He married Mary Ann [1808-1883].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Dodgson, Joseph
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in 1885

Dodgson, Joshua
[1795-1870] He was a dyer employing 4 men [1851] / a member of the Elland-cum-Greetland Board of Guardians [1869] / the first Chairman of the Elland Local Board / A promoter of the Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway [1863].

On 15th November 1812, he married Hannah Lightowler [1789-1857] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Jonathan
  2. Priscilla [1826-1893] who married Joseph Horsfall
  3. Aquilla
  4. daughter whose estate donated to the new Elland Museum [1931]

The family lived at Fern Place, Elland [1869].

Joshua died 13th October 1870.

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

The will was proved by sons Jonathan & Aquilla, Mark Settle of Leeds (blacksmith), and William Horsfall of Elland (dyer) 

There is a memorial stone to Joshua and son Jonathan at the entrance of Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, placed by Jonathan's daughter Emily

Dodgson, Thomas
[18??-1???] Partner in Sutcliffe & Dodgson

Dodgson, Thomas
[1843-1890] Son of Joseph Dodgson.

He married Sarah Ann [1847-1906].

Children:

  1. Joseph [1864-1940]
  2. Emily [1872-1899] who married Samuel George Parr
  3. Eliza Jane [1879-1880] who died aged 7 months
  4. Sarah Jane (Sissie) [1883-1902]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery with Thomas's parents

Dodgson, Thomas
[1862-1897] Born in Warley.

He was a mechanic [1890].

On 8th March 1890, he married Elizabeth Halstead in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
George Halstead
 

They had no children

Dodgson Wood, Ovenden Wood

Dodson, David
[1837-1894] Son of William Dodson.

Born in Stainland.

In 1894, he took over from his father as landlord of the Globe, Stainland. After David's death, his wife, Elizabeth took over at the pub. After Elizabeth's death, their children took over at the pub.

He married Elizabeth [1849-1910].

Children:

  1. Edith Mary [1873-1956]
  2. Gertrude [b 1875]
  3. George William [b 1888]

Dodson, William
[1800-1???] Born in Slaithwaite.

He was a butcher [1851] / a farmer of 10 acres [1851] / victualler at the Globe, Stainland [1851-1867].

He married Sarah [1801-1???].


Sarah was born in Slaithwaite
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1824]
  2. Sarah A. [b 1825]
  3. John [b 1829] who was a butcher [1851]
  4. Grace [b 1834]
  5. David
  6. Hannah [b 1840]

David took over at the pub Globe

Dodsworth, E. D.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

Possibly this man:


Dodsworth, Eric Druce: [1894-1915] Son of Harriet Sarah & William Alfred Dodsworth of 19 Belgrave Street, Wallasey, Cheshire.

Born in Birkenhead.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 6th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 6th May 1915 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [I E 171].

 

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

Dodsworth, Rev J.
[18??-18??] Methodist Minister at Halifax [1847]

Dodsworth, John M.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict

Dodsworth, Roger
[1585-1654] Antiquary, topographer and historian.

Son of Matthew Dodsworth, registrar of York Minster.

He was born in Oswaldkirk, Yorkshire.

At a young age, Roger started collecting Yorkshire church notes and pedigrees. By 1618 he had began a collection of antiquarian material which became one of the largest of the 17th century. His main interest was Yorkshire antiquities, but later in life he collected material from other counties.

In 1635, he met William Dugdale, who then collaborated with him in a Monasticon Anglicanum. Dodsworth had already collected the bulk of the material for this work. The first volume was published in 1655, the second in 1661.

After his death, his manuscripts, in 160 volumes, were left to Thomas Fairfax, third Lord Fairfax of Cameron. He bequeathed them to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, where they are today.

In Dodsworth's MSS, there are copies of a number of deeds and grants by and to many families in Calderdale, including the Stansfelds and the Copleys. For example, in MS117, fol. 159v, there is rough sketch of the descent of the Talvas to Copley family, covering 6 generations, written beside copies of their various grants. A copy of the first document relating to the Stansfield family, the granting of the land in Stansfield by John son of Essolf de Holdsworth to Roger son of Warin de Stansfeld and Amabella, John's daughter, is in MS117, fol.156r.

Dodsworth claimed there was a Roman site at Fixby. Roman kilns were later [1955] found at Grimscar Wood

See Stansfeld

Dodwell, Frances
[1839-1???] Aka Fanny. Of Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire.

She married Rev Watson Dyson.

She and her husband both died at Hendon, Middlesex

Doestones
Area of Erringden.

The name is a reminder of mediæval hunting in the area.

See Erringden Park

Dog Bottom, Hebden Bridge
Lee Mill Road

Dog Hill, Rishworth Moor
A Mesolithic site was discovered here

Doggett, Gordon Edgar
[1923-1944]

In [Q1] 1944, he married Eva Robert in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force.

He was lost over Germany [18th March 1944] (aged 20), in the same aircraft as his brother-in-law Cyril Roberts & Harold Gordon Price.

He was buried at the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [7 H 7]

Doghouse, Todmorden
Doghouse Lane. Early 18th century house. Converted to 2 cottages in the 19th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Doherty, Charles
[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

Doherty, Daniel Henry
[1839-1913] Son of Rt Hon John Doherty, Chief Justice of Common Pleas, Ireland.

Born in Ireland.

He served with the 13th Hussars. He was Captain, then Major.

On 11th July 1872, he married Catharine Grace Waterhouse. There were no children.

In 1872, he added the Waterhouse surname to his own by Royal Licence becoming Doherty-Waterhouse. After their separation, he dropped the Waterhouse name.

It is said that the marriage lasted a very short time, and may have been over by March 1875.

They lived at

  • 5 Hertford Street, London
  • Vernon House, Weston, Bath [1913]

He had financial problems and, under

an arrangement with his creditors

paid 6d in the pound in March 1875.

He died in Bath

Doherty, Michael
[1893-1916] Son of Mary & Bernard Doherty of 79 Upper Dominick Street, Dublin.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker with the Royal Naval Reserve. 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 23).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [15], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church Frank Fearnley

Doherty, Michael P.
[1881-1916] Son of Anne & John Doherty of Moville, County Donegal, Ireland.

Born in Ireland.

He was educated at Shibden Industrial School / Schoolmaster & Assistant Superintendent of Shibden Industrial School.

He married Kathleen in Newcastle on Tyne.


Kathleen was at Blenheim Nursing Home, Bradford [1916]
 

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Stoker with the Royal Naval Reserve aboard HMS Hampshire.

He died [5th June 1916] when his ship, on its way to Russia, struck a German mine, and sank with heavy loss of life. Those on board included the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and his staff who were on the way to a military meeting in Russia.

Of the 655 men and 7 passengers, only 12 men survived. 100 officers and men were recovered and buried in a common grave at at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney. 550 bodies were not recovered.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [23], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Doherty, T.
[1???-1???] This man is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial – serving as a private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  - and on Brighouse War Memorial, but his exact identity is unclear.

Contributor Derrick Habergham has found that Thomas Dockerty had links to Brighouse, although he served with the York & Lancaster Regiment

Dolan, Dennis
[18??-1918] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died 23rd September 1918.

He was buried at the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France [VIII H 4].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dolan, John
[1869-1918] Son of Mary & Edward Dolan.

Born in Consett, County Durham.

He married Mary Ann.

They lived at 27 Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 1st Garrison Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 1st May 1918 (aged 49).

He was buried at the Katapahar New Cemetery, Jalapahar, India.

He is remembered on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, India [9], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dolan, Dr Thomas Michael
[1844-1907] MD, LRCP, FRCSE, JP, VD.

Son of Michael Dolan, of Cashel, Tipperary, ireland.

He was educated at Ushan & Steevens' Hospital, Dublin / awarded the prize of the Medical Institute of Valencia, Spain for his work on heart disease / surgeon to Shibden Industrial School / medical Officer for the Halifax Union Infirmaries at the Halifax Workhouse [1868 until he resigned on 31st January 1907] / surgeon-general VD with the 1st Volunteer Battalion West Riding Regiment / with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]

On 11th January 1876, he married Frances Marshall at Chorlton, Lancashire.


Frances was the daughter of Charles Marshall of Manchester
 

Children:

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

The family lived at

Doldram Farm, Norland
Doldram Lane Aka Longley Farm, Norland.

Owners and tenants have included

See Doldrum, Norland

Doldrum, Norland

See Doldram Farm, Norland

Dole
Area of Hebden Bridge below Shackleton Knoll. There are several prehistoric features here including traces of 2 Neolithic or Bronze Age stone circles and several cairns

Dole Clough
Stream at Hebden Bridge

Dollife, Richard
[1617-1681] Of Halifax.

He married Mary [d 1659]

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Dolliffe, Giles
[1653-1732] Of Halifax.

He married Sarah Tillotson [1659-1719].


Sarah was the daughter of George Tillotson
 

There is a memorial to the couple in Halifax Parish Church

Dolliffe, Richard
[16??-16??] The family owned the Swan Inn, Halifax.

In 1666, he issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a swan

Dolman, Ivan
[1919-1939] Son of Mary A. & Mark Dolman of Barkisland.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 11th November 1939 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Wool (Holy Rood) Churchyard & Extension, Dorset [14].

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial

Dominic, Rev Mother
[18??-19??] She was Lady Superior at the Franciscan Convent, Halifax [1905]

Donahue, William Christopher
[1889-1907] He lived with his aunt at 5 Royal Oak Yard, Brighouse.

He worked at the Helvetia Works of Altenbach Limited.

At the beginning of October 1907, he was fired for incorrectly using an emery grinding wheel.

He was taken on again at the Works.

On 18th October 1907, he was injured whilst using a grinding wheel at the Works, and died 7 hours later William Christopher Donahue [aged 18] of Royal Oak Yard, Brighouse, was injured whilst using a grinding wheel at the Helvetia Works of Altenbach Limited. He died 7 hours later

Donaldson, Norman
[1879-1915] Born in Chiswick [19th January 1879].

In [Q3] 1912, he married Dorothea Joan Freeman in Staines.


Dorothea Joan was the daughter of
John Joseph Freeman
 

Children:

  1. Annabel [b 1915]

During World War I, Norman served as a Lieutenant with the 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was mentioned in despatches.

Norman was killed 10th March 1915.

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France [1].

Dorothea Joan died in Reading [1967].

Donaldson, Robert
[1890-1916] Son of Jane & George Donaldson of Stranmills, Belfast.

Born in Bunacloney, Ireland.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.

He died 4th November 1916 (aged 26).

He was buried at the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France [I R 28].

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

Donaldson, Samuel
[1898-1917] Son of John W. Donaldson, of 4 Rawbottom Terrace, Sowerby.

Born in Burnley.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the No 5 C Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery.

He died of wounds in Sheffield [24th April 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [370].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Doncaster, Sir Roger de
[1???-12??] Aka Red Roger of Doncaster. A priest, he was the lover and accomplice of Elizabeth de Staynton and the enemy of Robin Hood

Done, D.
[18??-19??] Partner in Furniss & Done.

He lived at Haydn Street, Halifax [1905]

Donkey Bridge, Norland
A small footbridge across Maple Dean Clough

Donnell, Dr J.
[18??-19??] MRCS, LRCP.

He was House Surgeon at the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1905]

Donohue, Jack
[1926-1944] Son of Edith & John Donohue of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He died 6th June 1944 (aged 18).

He was buried at the Bayeux War Cemetery, France [XIV E 26].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Donohue, Thomas
[1885-1917]

In [Q3] 1907, he married Eleanor Bradley at Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire.

They lived at 11 Mill Lane, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 18th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 28th April 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, France [B 5].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Doodson, Ewart
[1899-1917] Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Company, D Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch).

He died 9th April 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [10], and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Doogan, Thomas
[18??-1863] A Mason. On 11th July 1863, whilst was working on houses being built at Southowram, he was injured when scaffolding collapsed and a large stone which he was carrying fell on his chest. He died the following morning in Halifax Infirmary. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned at the inquest

Dootson, Rev Father
[18??-19??] Priest at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Todmorden [1908]

Dorcas
Brand name for thimbles produced by Charles Horner Limited. In 1885, Charles Horner obtained a patent for a thimble design in which an inner layer of steel was sandwiched between two layers of silver, allowing the thimble to have an ornate exterior and a smooth interior, and with a steel core which prevented needles from pricking the finger. The inner steel lining of a Dorcas thimble is attracted by a magnet

Dorcasine
Name which Charles Horner Limited used for casein, a plastic invented by a German scientist in the 1890s, and which they used from the 1920s to manufacture items such as beads, brooches, buttons, candlesticks and chess sets. The material was said to resemble horn in texture. Production with Dorcasine continued until the 1970s when the formaldehyde used in the manufacture of casein was deemed a health hazard

Doric Accumulators
Accumulator manufacturers at Bedford Street North, Halifax [1936]

Dormer, Ernest Patrick
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [31st July 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [34]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

Dorsey, Patrick
[1864-1914] Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

He was a plasterer's labourer [1891] / a labourer (iron foundry) [1901].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Annie Abraham [1872-1951] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. James [1892-1949] who served [1911] with the Special Reserve Royal Field Artillery based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  2. Patrick
  3. Thomas
  4. Mary Catherine [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. John [1898-1972] who was a worsted doffer [1911] and served with the Army Veterinary Corps [1916]
  6. Francis [1899-1900]
  7. Annie [1901-1902]
  8. Robert [1903-1966]
  9. Annie [1906-1908]
  10. William [b 1908]
  11. Joseph [1909-1909]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 27 Gaol Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 13 Clarence Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were sister-in-law Mary Abrahams [b  1868] (rag sorter) and nieces Elizabeth Abrahams [b 1898] & Mary Abrahams [b 1900]

Dorsey, Patrick
[1893-1916] Son of Patrick Dorsey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet printer's labourer [1911] / a workman at Joseph Brooke Limited / a member of the Territorials [for 4 years].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed instantaneously when a shell exploded at the door of his dugout [7th April 1916].

He was buried at the Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France [I G 13]

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

His brothers James, Thomas, and John were also serving.

Dorsey, Thomas
[1894-19??] Son of Patrick Dorsey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1911].

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

His brothers James, Patrick, and John were also serving.

He was wounded in France [3rd September 1916]. As a result of his injury, he was deemed to be

not physically fit to fight

He was discharged [17th July 1917]

Double current ventilators
A type of ventilator produced by Hill & Hey, Lawson & Hainsworth and Charles Watson

Doubtfire, Rev Samuel
[1933-] He served at Knottingley before moving to the District Chapelry of Ripponden [1968]. In 1976, he left to become vicar of Crosthwaite, Keswick

Dougall, Keir Johnson
[18??-18??] Physician and surgeon at 9 King Cross Street, Halifax [1874]

Dougan, Rev Hugh
[1???-19??] Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1935]

The Doughty family of Halifax
Of Halifax and Wakefield.

John Doughty and his brother, Edward, were early members of the family.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

See Holdsworth House, Holmfield

Doughty, Edward
[16??-16??] Curate at Luddenden [1664-1665]

Doughty, John
[16??-16??] A yeoman of Ovenden. An early member of the Doughty family of Halifax.

On 24th December 1576, he married Agnes Denton at Illingworth Chapel.

Children:

  1. Alice [bapt 1578]
  2. Margaret [bapt 1581-2]
  3. John [1584-1584]
  4. Robert
  5. William of Wakefield

Doughty, John
[16??-1688] MA.

He was educated at Oxford [1640].

He married Unknown [16??-1669].

Children:

  1. A. child [b 1668] who died when a few weeks old

His wife died a few months later.

Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1666-1688]

Doughty, Robert
[1589-1662] Son of John Doughty.

He was educated at Halifax. He was a scholar at St John College Cambridge [1706]. He was headmaster of Gisburn Grammar School [1620-1623]. He was headmaster of Wakefield Grammar School [1623, 1662-3].

He married Susanah [d 1654].

Children:

  1. Henry [d 1698] of Wakefield
  2. John [1623-1623] of Wakefield
  3. Timothy [1624-1628]
  4. Susanna [bapt 1627] who married [1660] Richard More, Minister at Tong
  5. Elizabeth [bapt 1630]
  6. Alice [1631-1683]
  7. Robert [bapt 1634]
  8. Thomas [bapt 1637]

He was buried at Wakefield

Douglas, Abraham
[1783-1830] Born in Northowram.

In 1814, he married Elizabeth Boyes [1786-1846] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. John

Douglas, Miss Elizabeth
[1849-1907] Daughter of John Douglas.

Born 14th Dec 1849

Born in Halifax.

Elizabeth was a private school teacher [1881]. She and her sister, Ruth Ann, ran a private school in Halifax.

Neither sister married.

They lived at

  • 17 York Terrace, Northowram [1881, 1891]
  • 4 Heath Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Elizabeth died 9th December 1907.

Ruth Ann died 25th May 1940

Douglas, H. Cowan
[19??-19??] He was a director of the Halifax Building Society [1953]

Douglas-Hamilton, Rev Hamilton Anne
[18??-19??] Or Rev H. A. Douglas Hamilton.

He was rector of Latimer, Chesham and chaplain to Lord Chesham before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity Church [1891, 1894].

He lived at 12 Park Road Halifax [1894].

In 1898, he was appointed rector of Old Charlton, Rochester

Douglas, John
[1815-1888] Son of Abraham Douglas.

Born in Northowram. [15th December 1815]

Baptised at Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade [14th April 1816].

He was a cotton band maker [1851, 1861] / a librarian [1871] / an actuary [1881].

He married Dorothy [1809-18??] from Halifax.

In 1848, he married Dorothy Isles [1818-1878] in Halifax.


Dorothy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who ran a School with her sister Ruth Ann
  2. Samuel [9th Dec 1851-15th Dec 1852]
  3. Ruth Ann [1855-25th May 1940] who ran the School with her sister Elizabeth and never married

The family lived at

  • 8 Ellen Royd, Northowram [1851, 1861]
  • 17 York Terrace, Northowram [1871, 1881]

Dorothy died 30th May 1878.

John died 3rd November 1888.

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

Douglas, Robert
[18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1894-1899]

Douglas, Rev Robert Henry
[18??-19??] In 1914, he was appointed Curate-in-Charge of St John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge. In 1916, he left to work with the Forces during World War I

Dove Farm, Northowram
The farm (4 acres) was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Dick Graham [1925]

Dove House, Shibden
Or Upper Dove House. A single-storey 15th century T-plan house, similar to nearby Shibden hall. The house is mentioned in 1408. In 1483, the tenant was allowed
to dig for his own coals, but not to sell them to anyone

Owners and tenants have included

It was bought by the Lister family in 1821 and became a part of the Shibden Hall Estate.

In 1830, they sank a coal pit here. This closed in 1870.

In 1857, the Listers established a National School here.

In 1877, the Shibden Industrial School was established for the education of difficult, troublesome, and backward boys between 6 and 14.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included Edward J. Shindler [1891].

The house was later renamed Shibden Hall Croft

Dove, John
[1623-1646] Of Halifax.

On 31st March 1646, he and several others were executed at the Tyburn for highway robbery near Huddersfield on the night of 10th February, 1646. After the execution, their bodies were received for interment by their friends

Dove's Rest, Midgley
Towngate.

In 1887, Smithy Fold at Midgley was rebuilt and renamed Dove's Rest

Dove Stones, Widdop
Rocky outcrop on Widdop Moor

Dove, Thomas Pashley
[1817-1870] He owned Abbotroyd, Barkisland.

He married (1) Isabella Wittom [1822-1861].


Isabella was the daughter of John Wittom of Bradford
 

In 1861, he married (2) Sarah Ann Sugden [1832-1909] in Halifax.

He died in Horsforth [September 1870].

Sarah Ann died at 13 Southfield Square, Bradford [28th November 1909]

Dove, William
[1781-1851] Born in Pontefract

Baptised at St Giles Church, Pontefract.

He was a carrier [1851]. He was

On 6th October 1808, he married Ann Pashley [1785-1853] at St Peter's Cathedral Sheffield.


Ann came from Sheffield
 

Children:

  1. Frances [bapt 1810]
  2. William
  3. Ann [bapt 1814]
  4. Eliza [bapt 1816]
  5. Thomas Pashley [bapt 1817] who was a retired ironmonger [1851]
  6. Henry [bapt 1819]

Ann, William & son Thomas were living at Making Place Academy [1851]

He died at Ripponden, and was buried at Pontefract

Dove, William
[1817-1865] Son of William Dove.

Born in Pontefract.

Founder and headmaster of Making Place Academy, which he ran with his wife.

He also taught reading and writing on Sunday mornings at Ebenezer Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Soyland.

He was listed as proprietor of academy & farming 70 acres employing 4 labourers [1851] and a schoolmaster & farming 100 acres [1861]

From 1863, he was Chairman of Soyland Local Board.

In 1838, he married Elizabeth Fairburn [1822-1881] from Brighouse, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Walter
  2. Lydia Ann Fairburn [1844-1922] who died in West Derby, Lancashire
  3. Thomas Edward [1847-1917]
  4. Charles Arthur [1850-1856]

The family lived at Making Place [1841, 1865].

He died 22nd October 1865.

He was buried at Hartshead Church.

There is a memorial window for him in St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, Ripponden erected by his pupils.

In April 1866, Greenwood Sunderland was Honorary Treasurer of a subscription list to install a memorial

in the form of a handsome monument

for Dove at Ripponden Church.

There is a window in his memory in the Church.

Probate records show an estate valued at £8,000.

Elizabeth died in West Derby, Lancashire

Dove, William Walter
[1840-1870] Son of William Dove.

Between 1851 & 1861, he emigrated to America with his uncle & wife.

He died in America

Dover Bridge, Hebden Bridge

Dover, Richard
[1907-1943] Son of Alice & Richard Dover.

He married Annie.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 149th (7th Battalion the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Regiment Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 15th July 1943 (aged 36).

He was buried at the Kirkee War Cemetery, India [7 D 14]

Dowies, William
[17??-1???] Coiner

Downes, Edward
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

Downes, Edward
[1831-1877] Or Downs.

Born in Bethnal Green, London.

He was a carpet weaver [1852] / a labourer [1861] / a carpet weaver [1871].

In 1852, he married Fanny Louisa Lewis [1837-1895] in Shifnal, Shropshire.


Fanny Louisa was born in Hull
 

Children:

  1. Ann Rebecca [b 1854] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  2. Jane [b 1859] who was a cotton twister [1881]
  3. Betsy [b 1865] who was a cotton winder [1881] who married Walter Haigh
  4. Emma [b 1867] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a gas winder (silk) [1891]
  5. Arthur [b 1871] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a cotton spinner [1891]
  6. George Edward [b 1872] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  7. Tom Harry

The children were born in Halifax

The family lived at

  • 1 Alicia Street, Sculcoates, Kingston upon Hull [1861]
  • 24 Crossley Hill, Skircoat [1871, 1881]
  • 40 Chapel Lane, Skircoat [1891]

Edward died in Halifax [1877] (aged 48).

Living with them [in 1891] was niece Ethel Downes [b  Manchester 1886]

Downes, John
[18??-1915]

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

He was killed at Hill 60 [5th May 1915].

He was buried at the Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Belgium [26].

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

Downes, Tom Harry
[1876-1917] Son of Edward Downes.

Born in Salterhebble.

He was educated at All Saints' School, Dudwell / a cotton creeler [1891] / a brewer's carter [1901] / a cart driver for grocer [1911] / a driver [1917] / employed by Webster's at Silver Street, Halifax.

He lived at

  • 31 Cobden Street, Halifax [with his brother Arthur (cotton spinner) 1901]
  • 19 Belmont Place, Halifax [with his sister Betsy & brother-in-law Walter Haigh 1911]
  • 19 Belmont Place, Claremount [1917]

During World War I, he was rejected 7 times before he finally enlisted in Halifax [26th February 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st Labour Company Lincolnshire Regiment, and transferred to 40th Company Labour Corps.

He was killed in action by a shell explosion [9th August 1917].

He was buried at the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium [V D 30].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Downing, George
[17??-17??] A local comedian. He was imprisoned in Halifax debtors' jail for a year. In 1763, he published
The Temple of Taste, or a Dish of All Sorts, consisting of Prologues, Epilogues, Sings, Epitaphs, Epigrams etc., never before printed, to which is annexed a new Farce call'd Newmarket, or the Humours of the Turf, with a sketch of One Year's Account of the life of the Author lately detained in Halifax Jail on a small suspicion of debt

Downs, John
[1818-18??] One of the gang who attacked Thomas Cockcroft and Robert Crossley in 1839.

At the trial on 5th March 1840, he was transported to Van Diemen's Land for 15 years. He and Joshua Wilson were amongst the 276 convicts who left England on the Asia [25th April 1840]

Dowry Farm, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

Dowsland's: R. P. Dowsland Limited
Electrical retailers.

Run by the Hartley family.

They were at Wesley Court, Halifax. In 200?, they moved to 20a Blackwall, Halifax

Dowson, Mr
[17??-18??] Partner in Holden & Dowson

He left the partnership to set up business in Mount Street, Nottingham. The premises were destroyed by fire [late 1810].

In April 1810, he married Miss Holden.


His wife was the sister of his former partner Peter Kenyon Holden
 

Dowty, Rev George
[1821-1889] He studied at St Bees College, Cumberland and was ordained in 1842.

He was Curate at Todmorden [1842] / Vicar of Walsden Parish Church, [4th August 1845].

From 14th September 1845, he gave morning service in licensed rooms at Bottoms, Walsden – since occupied by the Methodists. He resigned in 1854.

He moved to St Leonard's, Shoreditch, London.

On 11th December 1872, he visited Walsden and was presented with a gold watch, chain, an illuminated address, and a purse of £10 in gold, by the parishioners of Walsden and Todmorden. The watch was engraved with the date 1872 and an illustration of Walsden Church.

On Christmas Eve 1875, he was robbed, in London, of the watch, and his London parishioners made him an Easter offering of a new gold watch and a purse of money.

He became rector Stockleigh, English where he died

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
[18??-19??] The writer attended a Spiritualists' meeting at Halifax on 3rd July 1921.

See Eva Hannah Longbottom

Doyle, Ezra
[1???-1???] The pseudonym of a writer who is believed to have lived at Mixenden.

Horsfall Turner's Books & Authors lists some of his/her works

  • Polly's Gaon
  • James & Polly
  • Buttery Dick, or The Beautiful Sweating
  • The Bottle of Galker, or Fun in Fermentation


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the man/woman?

 

Doyle, James
[1885-1917] Son of Michael Doyle.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton mule piecer [1901] / an oil extractor (woollen manufacturer) [1911] / a crane tenter for Ormerod Brothers.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Susannah Broadbent [1886-1919] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Brearley
 

Children:

  1. Annie J. [b 1911]
  2. Agnes [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 39 Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • Hathershelf, Luddendenfoot [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1915], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots.

3 of his brothers were also serving.

He was gassed and twice wounded.

He died of wounds [9th April 1917] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Bailleul Road West Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France [A 28].

He is remembered in the book Royd Regeneration.

Susannah died in Keighley [1919] (aged 33) 

Doyle-Jones, Francis William
[1873-1938] English sculptor, born at West Hartlepool.

He produced bronze busts, relief portraits and public monuments, including Brighouse War Memorial, Elland War Memorial, the Robert Burns Monument in Galashiels, the Captain Webb Monument at Dover, a bronze of Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins.

He died at St Luke's Hospital, Chelsea

Doyle, Michael
[1858-1???] Born in County Mayo, Ireland.

He was a general labourer [1881] / a mason's labourer [1891] / a stonemason's labourer [1901].

In 1877, he married Sarah Galaghan [1860-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Sheffield
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1879] who was a mill hand [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. John [b 1881] who was a navvy [1901]
  3. Thomas [b 1883] who was a navvy [1901]
  4. James
  5. Michael [b 1888] who was a cotton mule piecer [1901]
  6. Mary Ellen [b 1890]
  7. Agnes [b 1893]
  8. Sarah E [b 1896]
  9. Bernard [b 1898]
The family lived at

  • Burnley Road Side, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1881]
  • Cote Hill, Warley [1891]
  • 22 Spring Gardens, Luddendenfoot [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was brother John Doyle [b 1856] (general labourer).

4 sons served in World War I: James died of wounds

Doyle, Sheila Mary
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1973-1974] and [1981-1982]

Drabble, John Sam
[1876-1913] Born in Chesterfield

He was a veterinary surgeon.

On 3rd August 1912, he married Irene Ramsden Midgley at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Irene was the daughter of
Wilson Midgley
 

Children:

  1. John Ramsden [b 1913]

The family lived at

John Sam died @ at Arden Lodge [1913].

Irene died in Conway, Caernarvonshire [30th September 1957]

Dracup, Harry Sowden
[1862-1925] Son of Isaac Dracup, dyer's singer.

Born in Horton, Bradford.

He was a mechanic turner of 247 High Street, Horton [1885] / an iron turner [1891] / a turner in iron or steel [1901] / a machine tool maker / a machine tool maker turner [1911].

On 13th June 1885, he married Sophia Male [1862-1926] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Sophia, a woolcombing machine minder of 32 Young Street, Manningham, was born in Islington, Norfolk, the daughter of Charles Male, corporation labourer
 

Children:

  1. Harriet A [b 1886] who was a card stamper for tapestry weaving [1901]
  2. Robert [b 1889] who was an errand boy for brush shop [1901], a carpet weaver [1911]
  3. Harold [b 1890] who was a creeler for Brussels weaver [1911]
  4. Willie
  5. Violette [b 1896] who was a cotton rover [1911]
  6. Sarah Edith / Edith [b 1897] who was a silk doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 24 St Peter's Street, Boothtown [1891]
  • 86 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Palm Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Dracup, Rev John
[1722-1795] A native of Idle.

He was Minister at Steep Lane, Sowerby for 28 years [1761].

In 1779, after he adopted Baptist principles, the church became Steep Lane Baptist Church

In 1779, he moved to Rodwell End.

In 1784, he was asked to return to Steep Lane.

In 1787, he published a collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

He remained at Steep Lane until his death. He preached his last sermon on 19th April 1795.

He married Rachel [1721-1795].

Rev Dracup died 28th May 1795. Rachel died 10 days later [7th June 1795].

The couple were buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

Dracup, Willie
[1895-1917] Son of Harry Sowden Dracup.

He was an apprentice lock smith [1911] / a driller for Oldfield & Schofield Limited in Boothtown / a saw maker / employed by Mr Clarkson, Gibbet Street.

He lived with his family at 8 Palm Street, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Because his employers didn't receive the relevant papers, Willie carried on working as a civilian up to 18th February 1916. The correct papers were sent and Willie was released from work to join the BEF. He left from Folkestone for Boulogne [2nd February 1917].

He was acting as a runner and had just brought in a message when he was killed by a sniper [1st October 1917]. He was buried in a shell hole, close to where he fell.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

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

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

Drake & Company Limited
Slubbing dyers of Brighouse. Irving Walshaw was Managing Director

Drake's: G. Drake & Son
Jobbing masons and bricklayers at Beech Street, Halifax [1905]. Partners included Greenwood Drake

Drake's: J. Drake & Sons
Recorded in 1901, when they were agents for the New Home Sewing Machine at 64 Waring Green, Brighouse

Drake's: John Drake & Company
Card makers at King Street, Halifax [1822, 1829]. Partners included John Drake

Drake's Jonas Drake & Son

Drake's Limited
Shay Lane, Ovenden.

Chemical, hydraulic and gas engineers and iron founders established in 1847 when Jonas Drake of Ovenden began to produce gas from coal.

In 1877, he was joined by his son, James Armitage Drake.

By 1900, the company was a world leader in the technology of gas production.

In 1902, it became Drakes Limited and acquired the business of Jonas Drake & Son and the gas engineering branch of the Leeds Fireclay Company Limited. The company owned all the shares of John Morton and Company (Fireclay, Thornton) Limited.

The company went on to become involved in the design, construction and installation of gas carbonising plants.

In the 1960s, the manufacturing business diminished and the company moved into property.

With the advent of North Sea gas, the company ceased manufacturing in 1968, and changed to developing its own property and designing and constructing exhibition stands.

In October 1968, the equipment remaining at the Shay Lane factory was sold off and the premises finally closed in February 1969.

See John Armitage Drake and Ovenden Park

Drakes, Charles Leslie
[1910-1944] Son of Elizabeth & Charles Edward Drakes.

In [Q4] 1938, he married Ellen Raby at Scunthorpe.

They lived at Triangle,

During World War II, he served as a Guardsman with the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 27th July 1944 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Florence War Cemetery, Italy [V B 13]

Dransfield, Elizabeth
[16??-16??] Daughter of John Dransfield of Elland. She was the second wife of John Armytage

Dransfield, Ernest
[1912-1945] He worked for Willson Lathes Limited.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Gladys Hartley in Halifax.

They lived at 35 Plumb Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment.

He was killed in north-west Europe [15th February 1945] (aged 33).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [57 C 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Dransfield, Frank Herbert
[1872-1882] On Saturday, 8th July 1882, he was crushed when one of the waggons taking part in the Huddersfield Infirmary Demonstration at Rastrick, overturned. A numbers of boys on the waggon were thrown down and injured. He died from his injuries

Dransfield, Peter Bradley
[1923-1941] He worked for the Halifax Building Society.

He lived at Battersea, London.

He was killed 17th April 1941 (aged 18)  a civilian casualty and died at Halifax House, Strand.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

Dransfield's: William Dransfield & Son
Boothtown Road, Halifax.

Furnishers and cabinet makers.

Recorded in 1899 and 1916

Draper, Alfred Edward Frost
[1893-1915] Son of Susannah (née Frost) & William James Draper of 2 Glenn Terrace, Halifax [1911], and 25 King's Road, Brooks Bar, Manchester [1915].

Born in Leek, Staffordshire.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Secondary School [1906] / employed at the Palatine Bank, Manchester / employed at the Halifax Equitable Bank Limited, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in No.2 Casualty Clearing Station from gassing on Hill 60 [5th May 1915] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [II A 148].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park.

He, Percy Taylor & Louis F. Tinker grew up together, and corresponded with each other during the War. They all died on the same day

Draper, Benjamin
[1803-1856] Of Hipperholme.

He married Jane [1808-1853].

Jane died 18th April 1853 (aged 45).

Benjamin died 12th May 1856 (aged 53) 

The couple were buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

Draper, Harry
[1???-191?]

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Draper, Henry
[14??-1536] Clothier who lived at Broad Bottom Farm, Mytholmroyd. He went to London – possibly to attend the St Bartholomew Cloth Fair – and he was killed there. He was buried at Southwell. He may have been a victim of revolts associated with the Pilgrimage of Grace

Draper, Henry
[15??-16??] Recorded at Mytholmroyd Farm around 1608

Draper, John Christopher
[17??-1828] Wesleyan minister at Heptonstall. It is said that he changed his surname after his Catholic parents disowned him on becoming a Methodist.

He married Sarah Ripley [d 1834].

Children:

  1. John William [1811-1882] who became a famous chemist and historian

Draper, Mrs Lily
[1883-19??] Of Penn Street, Halifax.

During the fustian weavers' strike of 1906, she, Lavinia Saltonstall, Lillian Cobbe, Lizzie Berkly, Dinah Connelly, Louisa Saltonstall 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.

Draper, Richard
[1???-15??] Recorded at Mytholmroyd Farm around 1549

Drapers' Company
A livery company which controlled the trade of woollen cloth

Dreadnought Bazaar, Halifax
Union Street. Shop occupied by Thomas's Up-To-Date Toys

Drennan, Rev Frederick
[18??-19??] Of Kilwinning, Scotland. Minister of Heywood's Chapel [1910-1922]. In 1922, he moved to Holme Lane Church, Bradford

Drew's Court, Stansfield
See John Greenwood's Gift

Drew, Rev Joseph
[1???-1???] Of Newbury. Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax for 11 months from 1862

Drew, Peter
[19??-] In 1982, he and a group of enthusiasts established the Amateur Astronomy Centre on Todmorden Moor

Drill Hall, Arden Road
Halifax. Opened on 12th December 1913.

See Arden Road Barracks, Halifax

Drill Hall, Brighouse
Wakefield Road / Arthur Street, Clifton.

Built around the time of World War I.

Now known as Wakefield House

Drill Hall, Halifax
Prescott Street. Designed by R. Coad. In 1868-1870, it opened as the headquarters of the 4th West Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.

It was used by the Territorial Army until they left in 1999.

In January 2001, it was up for sale.

From Summer 2003, it was converted into 27 private apartments.

See Halifax Choral Society, Major R. J. Sowerby and Jimmy Wilde

Drill Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Burnley Road.

Opened on 12th February 1912 for the Territorials.

During World War I, H Company of the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  were based here.

The Hall was demolished in 19??.

It is now a private garden

Drill Hall, Todmorden
Recorded on 1st March 1890, when the Todmorden & District Canine Society held their first show here.

Recorded in February 1907, when a presentation was made to Sgt-Major John Payne, who had been sergeant instructor for many years

Dring, Rev Albert
[1???-19??] Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [19??-1949]. He retired to Llandudno

Drinking Fountain, Luddendenfoot
Given by Bernard William Clay on 8th April 1931

Drinking Fountains

Drinkwater, Arthur
[1868-1932] Son of Ephraim Drinkwater.

In 1907, Arthur took over at the Sportsman's, Greetland.

He never married.

He died the Sportsman [31st December 1932].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £554 9/4d to his sister Elizabeth.

Elizabeth died at the Sportsman in 1937, so she probably took over from Arthur and ran the pub until her death.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Drinkwater, Ephraim
[1832-1892] Born in Greetland.

He was landlord of the Sportsman's, Greetland [1864-1892].

On 4th September 1861 , he married Rachel Briggs at Halifax Parish Church.


Rachel was born in Greetland, the daughter of Aaron Briggs
 

Children:

  1. Edmund [1862-1934] who was a timekeeper [1881]
  2. Mary [1864-1864] who died aged 5 months
  3. Sarah Ann [1865-1940]
  4. Arthur
  5. Elizabeth [1875-1937] who married Fred Howe

The family lived at

Ephraim died in 1892.

After his death, Rachel ran the Sportsman [1907].

In 1907, son Arthur ran the Sportsman.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland: Rachel [8th March 1920].

Drinkwater, Rev Frank
[19??-19??] BSc, AKC.

Vicar of Coley [1972]

Drinkwater, John
[18??-18??] In April 1867, he was charged with the manslaughter of Duke Thorp.

On 22nd October 1866, the 2 men and a group of others were drinking at the Rose & Crown, Greetland when they determined to have some cheese & onions fried in a pan. Thorp undertook the cooking, and as he did, Drinkwater insisted on putting additional salt & pepper in the pan. This led to a dispute, and Thorp threatened to hit the other with a dripping-pan if he did not desist, A quarrel ensued and Drinkwater, seized the frying-pan with both hands and struck Thorp on the head. He fell to the floor and was taken home, where he died later that evening.

At the trial in August 1867, the Jury were of the opinion that Drinkwater simply intended to throw the onions at Thorp, and not the pan. Drinkwater was acquitted

Driver, James
[1841-1899] A butcher at 45 Crown Street, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1875, he married Margaret Ann Farrar in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Harry
  3. James

The family lived at

  • 13 Leamington Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 St Bevan's Road, Halifax

Driver, James
[1889-1917] Son of James Driver.

He was a butcher in Halifax Borough Market.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 125th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. He died from wounds received in France [16th December 1917] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [VI BB 17].

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1253] on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Driver, John
[17??-18??] A weaver. Pastor at Millwood Particular Baptist Church, Stansfield [1816]. He left in 1829. He moved to Rossendale

Driver, John S.
[18??-19??] Proprietor of Driver's Stores, Halifax [1936]

Driver, Jonas
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rebecca

Driver, Rebecca
[1808-1880] Daughter of Jonas Driver.

First wife of Thomas Crossley.

She died 15th November 1880

Driver's Stores, Halifax
Fish and fruit dealers they were at

  1. Woolshops [1936] – when the proprietor was John S. Driver
  2. Old Market [1939]

Driver, William
[1831-1893] Born in Haverah Park.

In 1861, he was an unmarried carter, living at Stainburn, with Mrs Hannah Rhodes [1818-1895] born in Stainburn, a farmer of 83 acres, and her children:

  1. Matilda [b 1844]
  2. John [b 1845]
  3. Samuel [b 1847]
  4. Mary [b 1852]
  5. Eliza [b 1854]
  6. Richard [b 1856]

In 1863, he married Hannah

He was a farmer of 76 acres [1871] / a farmer of 76 acres employing 4 men [1881].

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1864]

The family lived at Grove House Farm, Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Druggists & Chemists

Druidical remains
In his book Druidical Remains in or near the Parish of Halifax in Yorkshire of 1771, Watson listed a number of what he called druidical remains in the district – such as Bride Stones - and associated these with Celtic and druidic practices

Drury, Alexander Rupert O'Brien
[18??-18??] Surgeon-dentist at Ferguson Street, Halifax [1850]

Drury, Dr Arthur
[1862-1927] MB, CM.

Son of Edward Drury.

Born in Halifax.

He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]. He was District Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for several municipal Wards in Halifax [1905].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Sara Louisa Wilson [1868-1938] in Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Children:

  1. Edward Wilson [1893-1969]
  2. Margaret Ginniver [1897-1976]

The family lived at

Arthur died 22nd August 1927 (aged 65).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,095 5/9d.

Probate was granted to his widow Sara Louisa

Arthur was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1471] with his brother William Thomas Drury & grandmother Martha Ginnever.

Sara Louisa died 5th May 1938.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £816 11/9d.

Probate was granted to daughter Margaret Ginnever Drury

Drury, Edward
[1835-1913] Born in Bolton, Lancashire.

He was a schoolmaster [1871] / an insurance Broker [1881].

Recorded in 1881, when he was at 18 Crossley Street, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1859, he married Kezia Ginnever [1839-1896] in Brigg, Lincolnshire.

Children:

  1. Edward Marshall [b 1860]
  2. Arthur
  3. Kezia [1863-1938]
  4. William Thomas [1865-1872]
  5. George Herbert [1866-1907]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 17 Bedford Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 40 Elmfield Terrace, Halifax [1913]

Kezia died October 1896.

Edward died 3rd October 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,928 1/4d.

Probate was granted to son Arthur and John Sim Hitchen (merchant's manager) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1471].

Other members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel: Kezia [19th October 1896]; George Herbert [29th June 1907]; Edward [6th October 1913]

Drury, Frank
[19??-19??] He bought and renovated Sowood House, Hipperholme around 1968.

During the restoration, workmen rediscovered a screaming skull behind a chimney breast

Drury, John
[18??-1???]

He was an engineer.

Established John Drury Soap Works in 1882

Drury, John
[1898-1918] He worked for Morton's.

He lived at 4 Wiscombe Bank Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was twice wounded.

He was killed at Arras [6th April 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, France [J 7].

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

Drury, Joseph
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 216th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in India [July 1918].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Drury, Mark Henry
[1834-1907] Born in Brussels [13th August 1834].

He was a stuff merchant (dealer).

The Narrative Pedigree of the Family of Sidgwick by Alexander W. D. Mitton records that, at the time of his marriage, he was

Gentleman of Halifax, Yorkshire. Clerk in Holy Orders. British Chaplain at Brussels. Chaplain to the King of the Belgians

On 16th October 1862, he married Matilda Sidgwick [1832-1???] at Morton Bingley, Yorkshire.


Matilda was the daughter of Sarah Hannah [née Greenwood] and
John Benson Sidgwick of Stone Gappe, Lothersdale
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1863]
  2. Mark Edward [1864-1899]
  3. Catherine [1863-1950]

He died in London [28th July 1907]

Drury, Rupert Alexander O'Brien
[1827-1881] He was a surgeon dentist [1851].

In [Q1] 1850, he married Charlotte Louisa Phillips [1831-1912] in Bradford.


Charlotte was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme
 

Children:

  1. Richard Montray [1851-1920]

The family lived at 11 Blackwall, Halifax [1851].

Rupert died in Dover [Q1 1881] (aged 55) 

Charlotte died in Lewisham [Q1 1912] (aged 81) 

Drury, Thomas
[18??-1911] In 1911, a car driven by J. W. Crowther crashed into the back of a wagon being driven by Thomas in Godley Road, Halifax. Thomas was thrown from the vehicle and received injuries from which he died 2 months later

Dry Bridge
Freeman's Wood, Brighouse / Cromwell Wood, Cromwellbottom

Dry Carr Farm, Midgley
Dry Carr Lane. Buildings and farmhouse dated H/JS/1771

Dryclough Toll Bar, Halifax
Thomas Roberts [1796-18??] was Toll Collector [1861]

Dryden, Robert
[1896-1918] Son of Mary & Alfred Dryden of Field House, Triangle, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [79 & 80]

Drying Houses, Halifax
Old Lane. These were originally used for drying pieces of cloth.

See Drying house

Dubois, Father
[1???-18??] A French Roman Catholic priest who, together with Father Letellier, fled from France during the Napoleonic Wars and established a small Catholic chapel at a house in Lilly Lane, Halifax. They returned to France after Napoleon had been deposed

Dubs, Homer Hasenpflug
[1892-1969] American sinologist.

He married Margaret Wilkinson Farrar.


Margaret Wilkinson was the daughter of
Alfred Farrar
 

Duck, Harry
[1911-1943] Son of Annie & George Duck of Brighouse.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Hilda Kilburn in Halifax.

They lived in Hove Edge, Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 33 Salvage Unit Pioneer Corps.

He died 22nd February 1943 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia [6 G 5]

Duck Hill, Wadsworth
Hill at Pecket Well.

See Duck Hill

Ducker, Captain
[18??-1900] He was Captain of the Todmorden Company of Volunteers.

He died in Egypt where he had gone for his health

Duckett's: A. & W. Duckett
Quarry owners at Moor End Quarry, Mount Tabor [1905]

Duckett, Cornelius
[1888-1916] Son of Emma & Frederick Duckett of Runcorn.

Born in Runcorn.

In [Q2] 1907, he married Barbara Parker in Nantwich.

They lived at 4 Swan Street, Crossfields, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 23rd May 1916 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, France [II C 11].

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

Duckett, Sam
[1892-1920] He lived at 160 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

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

He died 13th August 1920 (aged 28).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Ducking Stool, Elland
A ducking stool is recorded in the 1790s. It stood near Elland Bridge

Ducking Stool, Halifax
Two ducking stools were recorded near Clark Bridge.

Presumably, the Hebble Brook was deeper in those days

Ducking stool, Sowerby Bridge
In September 1686, reference is made to the payment of 9/5d to the constable of Sowerby for the construction of a ducking stool at Stirk Bridge.

In October 1690, it was removed

Ducking Stool, Stainland
A ducking stool and pond are recorded near the road leading to Dobb Royd.

At the end of the 18th century, the pond was drained and a blacksmith's shop built on the site

Duckitt, F.
[18??-19??] Recorded in September 1915, when he was President of the Halifax Esperanto Association

Duckitt, Sam
[1893-1920] Son of Julia & Sam Duckitt of 160 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died in Halifax [13th February 1920] (aged 26).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 646]

Duckworth, Albert
[1864-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wire tinner [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Alice Morland [1860-1???] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Gomersall
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1901], a thick wire drawer [1911]
  2. Ada [b 1892] who worked in jewellery manufacture [1911]
  3. Willie

The family lived at

The family lived at

  • 16 Melrose Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 38 Albert Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 7 Peabody Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 20 Charlesworth Grove, Pellon

Duckworth, Charles
[18??-18??] Born in Skipton.

He was a weaver.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Francis Pilling

In 1881, the widowed Charles was living with son Francis and family

Duckworth, Francis Pilling
[1852-1???] Son of Charles Duckworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher's man [1881] / a butcher [1891] / a butcher shopkeeper [1901] / a meat salesman [1911]

In 1875, he married Emma Kelly [1852-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. James W [b 1877] who was a creeler for weaver [1891], a carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Thomas P [b 1879] who was a store and timekeeper [1901]
  3. Herbert
  4. Charles [b 1891] who was a boiler riveter's apprentice [1911]

The family lived at

  • 29 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • 43 South Darley Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Bancroft Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was his widowed father Charles Duckworth

Duckworth, George
[1789-18??] 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]

Duckworth, Herbert
[1882-1915] Son of Francis Pilling Duckworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith's striker [1901] / a council street lamplighter [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Lydia Ormondroyde [1883-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lydia, of 19 Stannary Street, worked as a beamer and was the daughter of Joseph Ormondroyde, wiredrawer
 

Children:

  1. Marian [b 1912]
  2. Mabel [b 1914]

The family lived at 3 Westbrook Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax [1915].

He joined the army during the latter part of the Boer War, and was on his way to South Africa when peace was declared [1902].

He stayed in South Africa for 3 months before being drafted to India, where he stayed for 8 or 9 years, and then he returned to England on reserve.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). He served in France for 10 months.

He developed problems with his jaw and was invalided back to England. Cancer was diagnosed and an operation was successfully carried out; however a relapse set in.

He died in hospital in Birmingham [20th October 1915] (aged 34).

He never saw his youngest daughter Mabel who was born whilst he was away.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [D 603].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Duckworth, Sir James
[1840-1915] Rochdale businessman. He was Liberal MP for Middleton Division [1897-1900]

Duckworth, John
[16??-16??] Halifax clockmaker who – with Richard Duckworth – repaired the clock at Halifax Parish Church in 1651

Duckworth, Mr
[1595-1681] Heywood writes that


Old Duckworth, aged 86, having been a profane swearer, blasphemer, grown poor, begging, dyed miserably May 8th 1681, his toes rotting off, he slighting it said they never did him good, he stank that nobody could abide to come into his house, in a dreadful state
 

Duckworth, Richard
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Isabel who married John Maude

Duckworth, Richard
[16??-1677] Halifax clockmaker who – with John Duckworth – repaired the clock at Halifax Parish Church in 1651

Duckworth, Robert
[16??-17??] Of Halifax.

He was a Quaker.

Henry Dyson petitioned that Duckworth's house be licensed as a meeting house [1695]

Duckworth, William
[1767-1854] He was Master Tyler of the Probity [No 61] Lodge at Freemasons' Hall, Halifax.

He died 31st July 1854 [aged 87].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3353]

Duckworth, William
[18??-1???] Cotton manufacturer at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1871]

Duckworth, Willie
[1896-1917] Son of Albert Duckworth.

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist School / a plumber's apprentice employed by R. P. Stafford [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 93rd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action by a shell [15th April 1917] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [1], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dud Well, Halifax
A water source recorded at the southern end of Bankhouse Wood in the 19th century.

Gave its name to Dudwell and The Dudwells

Dudgeon, James
[1889-1943]

In [Q4] 1911, he married Harriet Hilda Whiteley in Halifax.


Harriet Hilda was the daughter of
Joe Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. George [1912-1936]
  2. Trevor [1915-1916]

George and Trevor were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

Dudley Farm, Beacon Hill Road

Owners and tenants have included

Dudwell
Area of Skircoat around All Saints' Church.

The name came from the Dud Well

Dudwell Cottage, Salterhebble

Recorded in 1911, when Joseph Bates and family lived here

The Dudwells, Halifax
Dudwell Lane.

Built by Samuel Rhodes around 1855

in honour of the magnificent and never-failing spring of pure, bright, sparkling water in the wells close by

Owners and tenants have included

Property called The Dudwell is also recorded.

See Dud Well, Halifax

Duff, Professor Sir Gordon
[19??-] He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

He is/was Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford / Lord Florey Professor of Molecular Medicine at Sheffield University / Chairman of the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Duffield, Charles
[1859-1919] Son of George Duffield.

He lived at 50 Prospect Street, New Bank, Halifax [1919].

He died at home [23rd August 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £731 10/1d. to John Frederick Booth and James William Booth

Duffield, Edwin
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Duffield, George
[1821-1878] Son of James Duffield, cooper.

Born in Masham.

He was a cooper [1848].

On 6th January 1848, he married Sarah Rogerson [1822-1902] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1850] who married [18th September 1877] John Booth
  2. James
  3. Charles

George died in Halifax [Q4 1878] (aged 57)  The widowed Sarah was living at 19 Aked's Road, Halifax [1891]; 61 Clare Road, Halifax [1902]

Sarah died 16th December 1902.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £203 18/- to son James

Duffield, James
[1857-1924] Son of George Duffield.

He was a cabinet maker [1891, 1902].

He lived at 3 Chatham Square, Parliament Street, Halifax [1924].

James died in St Luke's Hospital [24th January 1924].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £450 13/6d to James William Booth

Duffield, Marian Emma
[18??-19??] Of Gibraltar.

She married Edward Cresswell Rawson

Duffin, Dr William
[1747-1839] He was head surgeon with the Indian Medical Service.

He was a friend of Dr William Raine, and became guardians of his daughters, Jane and Eliza Raine.

From 1809, Anne Lister spent some time with the Duffin family at Red House, York

Duffy, John
[18??-1916] Born in Todmorden.

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

He was killed in action [12th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Duffy, Joseph
[1857-1???] A factory hand of Halifax.

On the evening Sunday 1st June 1873. he was one of a group of 5 youths who attacked 50 year-old Jeremiah Swift after their insolence had caused him to remonstrate with them. Swift died as a consequence of the attack.

At the Inquest, a verdict of manslaughter was returned.

At the Assizes, the gang was acquitted, there being no evidence to show that they contemplated a violent attack, to prove who delivered the blow or blows which caused his death

Duffy's Park
Aka Cripplegate Park. The name may be a consequence of the number of Irish workers who lived in the houses which occupied the site. The slum houses were demolished around 1900. The park opened to the public in August 1907. The Halifax Cenotaph now stands here

Duffy, Richard
[18??-1915] He lived at 29 Clive Street, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's).

He was killed in action somewhere in France [13th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [5], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Duffy, William
[18??-19??] He was the conductor of the tram involved in the North Bridge Tram Accident [1906]

Dugan, John
[1861-1921] He was Landlord of the Black Horse, Woolshops, Halifax [1895, 1899].

On 14th November 1899, he was declared bankrupt. The following day, a crowd gathered at the rear of the Black Horse. The police feared a riot, suspecting that the crowd were creditors wanting their money back. In fact, the people were queuing up to repay money which Dugan had loaned them

Dugdale & Crossley
Cotton manufacturers at Burntacres Wood Bottom, Todmorden

Dugdale & Mills
They were at Bottoms Mills, Walsden. Partners included William Dugdale and Mr Mills.

See John Dugdale

Dugdale Brothers
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Wood Bottoms Mill, Todmorden [1896].

Partners included John Dugdale and Charles Dugdale

Dugdale, Charles
[1848-1913] Youngest son of William Dugdale.

He and his brother Henry studied at Making Place Commercial College in Soyland.

He was partner in Dugdale Brothers / cotton spinner and manufacturer at Wood Bottoms Mill, Todmorden [1896] / a Councillor for Walsden Ward [1907-1912] / President of Walsden Cricket Club

He married Ellen Taberner.

Children:

  1. Annie
  2. William
  3. Maude
  4. Gertrude
  5. William
  6. Herbert

The family lived at

Dugdale, Dorothy
[19??-] Local historian.

Her book Portrait of a Town published by the Todmorden Antiquarian Society [1996] looks at mid-19th century Todmorden

Dugdale, Henry
[18??-1???] Son of William Dugdale.

He and his brother Charles studied at Making Place Commercial College in Soyland

Dugdale, James
[18??-1???] He was an engineer, Chairman of Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society [1860], and Chairman of the Luddendenfoot Local Board of Health [1880]

Dugdale, James
[1818-1895] Born in Stansfield [11th October 1818].

He was a mechanic [1851] / a mechanic iron trade [1861] / an engine fitter at factory [1871] / a mechanic [1881].

In [Q4] 1838, he married Ann Foster [1820-1904] in Haslingden.


Ann was born in Stansfield [12th December 1820]
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1844] who was a cotton factory worker [1861], a cotton operative [1871], a cotton reeler [1881]
  2. Emma [b 1847] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  3. John [b 1850]
  4. Martha [b 1851] who was a cotton factory worker [1861], a cotton operative [1871]
  5. Sarah [b 1854] who was a cotton operative [1871], a cotton rover [1881]
  6. Samuel
  7. William [b 1858] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  8. Ellen [b 1861] who was a woollen weaver [1881] and married John Nicholl
  9. James

The family lived at

  • Cooper House, Mill Lane, Warley [1851]
  • 6 Milner Royd, Sowerby [1861]
  • Brear Bank, Luddendenfoot, Sowerby [1871]
  • Bank Vue, Sowerby [1881]
  • Bank View, Luddendenfoot [1895, 1904]

James died 14th July 1895.

Ann died 18th March 1904.

They were buried at Luddendenfoot Congregational Churchyard: James [17th July 1895]; Ann [21st March 1904].

See John Dugdale

Dugdale, James
[1830-1878] Born in Norland [18th May 1830].

He was landlord of the Golden Lion, Ripponden [1868-1878].

On 13th November 1853, he married Elizabeth Warrington [1829-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Sowerby [28th August 1829]
 

Children:

  1. Tom [1866-1943]
  2. Emily Jane [1869-1945] who married Frederick William Eastwood

James died 12th July 1878.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £800.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth. After his death, Elizabeth took over at the Golden Lion [1878, 1881].

She died 19th December 1886.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones with William Eastwood & his wife

Dugdale, James Arthur
[1866-1???] Son of James Dugdale.

He was a cotton maker-up [1881].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Emma Jane Pickles in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George [30th November 1894-5th February 1905]

The family lived at 17 Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot.

Son George died of appendicitis [5th February 1905].

He was buried at Luddendenfoot Congregational Churchyard [8th February 1905]

After the death of his brother-in-law John Nicholl, James Arthur arranged for his children George & Lilian to go Crossley & Porter Orphan Home & School

Dugdale, James (Jack) Edward
[1887-19??] Son of Samuel Dugdale.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a cotton spinner, doubler and manufacturer [1911] / a cotton manufacturer [1916].

In 1914, he and Fred Meadowcroft were on business in Germany when World War I broke out. They were interned in a Prisoner-of-War camp for the duration of the war.

Dugdale, John
[18??-1???] Brewer and spirit, ale and porter merchant at Gauxholme [1888].

An advertisement for the business in 1888 announced


The oldest bottling establishment in the neighbourhood
 

Dugdale, John
[1819-1874] Born in Stansfield.

He was a machinist / licensed victualler at the Woodman Inn, Stansfield [1871].

In [Q1] 1842, he married Susan (Susy) Sutcliffe [1822-1873] in Rochdale.


Susan was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Agnes [1842-1904]
  2. Ann [1844-1906]
  3. William
  4. Roseanna [1847-1903] who was a dress maker [1871] and married William Lumb
  5. Mary [b 1849] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  6. Susan / Susy
  7. Sarah [b 1854] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  8. Hannah [1856-1882] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  9. twins Betsy [b 1858]
  10. John [b 1858]
  11. Wilson [1861-1924] who was a mechanic [1900]
  12. Walter [1873-1907]

The children were baptised at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall.

Living with them [in 1871] was a relative Miss Hannah Dugdale [b 1809]

John died in Todmorden [15th April 1874].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £600.

Probate was granted to James Dugdale and William Horsfall Eastwood of Cockden, Stansfield (grocer) 

After his death, daughter Roseanna took over as landlady of the Woodman Inn, Charlestown [1874-1890].

She married William Lumb, who took over at the Woodman Inn.

After his death, Roseanna again took over as landlady of the Woodman Inn [1902-1903]

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church: Susy [3rd December 1873]; John [20th April 1874]; Hannah [27th April 1882]

Dugdale, John
[1839-1909] Son of William Dugdale.

He was an overlooker in a cotton mill [1861] / shopman in a store [1871] / grocer and corn dealer [1881] / wine and spirit merchant [1891] / buffalo hide picker manufacturer [1901] / partner in Dugdale Brothers / partner in Dugdale, Lello & Company / a member of Todmorden Urban District Council [1895] / Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1902-1909]

In 1860, he married Margaret Calverley.

Margaret was a weaver at one of the Bottoms Mills and was she was pregnant when they married. Possibly his father thought he was marrying beneath himself, and as the son of a manufacturer he was not obliged to marry her. His father died in 1883. John was an executor of his father's estate, and set up his own picker making business, presumably on the strength of his inheritance.

Children:

  1. John W
  2. James E
  3. Tom
  4. Sam
  5. William
  6. Charles Herbert
  7. Albert Henry
  8. Richard Arthur
  9. Sarah A
  10. Robert Robinson

He lived at Copperas House, Todmorden [1905]

Dugdale's: John Dugdale & Company
In 189?, they succeeded Stansfield & Company manufacturing pickers at Gauxholme Mill, Walsden

They occupied the mill when it was destroyed by fire on 15th December 1899

Dugdale, Lello & Company
Picker makers at Gauxholme Mill, Walsden [1899, 1905].

Partners included John Dugdale.

Dugdale & Lello were occupying Gauxholme Mill when it was destroyed by fire on 15th December 1899. The cause of the outbreak was unknown. The mill was manufacturing webbing straps for the cotton industry at the time, and it has been said that a member of the Cockcroft family – who were involved in a competitive business of making leather straps – set the fire to the mill and then escaped to America, possibly under the name Cocroft. The fire caused an estimated £3,000 damage, having gutted the building and destroying an unusually large and valuable stock. The mill was not insured and was never rebuilt.

Dugdale PLC
Plastic manufacturers at Valley Mills, Sowerby Bridge [2011]

Dugdale, Richard Swarbrick
[18??-1???] A pupil of Isaac Booth who took over the construction of Wainhouse Tower from Booth, and redesigned the top with a viewing platform.

His work includes West Air, Halifax

Dugdale's: S. Dugdale Son & Company
Cotton doublers founded in 1896 by Samuel Dugdale and Edwin Meadowcroft.

They moved to Valley Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1925].

In 1950, they began to manufacture PVC products.

In 1959, they left the cotton trade, and began to manufacture PVC compounds

Dugdale, Sam
[1856-1916] Son of James Dugdale.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was an assistant at factory office [1871] / a commercial clerk [1881] / a manager cotton spinning (employee) [1891] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / a county councillor [1907] / a cotton spinner, doubler and manufacturer [1911].

He established the Fairlea Mill Company.

In 1896, he and Edwin Meadowcroft founded S. Dugdale Son & Company.

In 1905, 1907, he was a cotton spinner at Dyson Lane Mill, Rishworth and Old House Mill, Sowerby Bridge

In March 1907, the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle announced that County Councillor Sam Dugdale was to build new mill – either for doubling or weaving – on field known as Ellen Holme at Luddenden Foot.

In April 1907, there was a social in which the workers at Old House Mill made a number of presentations to Jack Dugdale and Edwin Meadowcroft.

In 1911, he, Edwin Meadowcroft and James Ledger Hampson were the first directors when Meadowcroft, Hampson & Company Limited of Vic Mill, Saddleworth was incorporated.

On 30th January 1915, he donated Luddendenfoot Slipper Baths.

He founded the Luddendenfoot Nursing Institution.

In [Q1] 1879, he married Mary Jane (May) Thomas [1855-1941] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was the daughter of Dyson Thomas, local tradesman
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1880]
  2. Herbert Thomas [1887-1907] who was a book keeper office clerk [1901]
  3. Jack
  4. Mary Norman [b 1889]
  5. John R [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Luddendenfoot [1881]
  • Bank View, Luddenden Foot [1891]
  • North East View, Skipton Road, Thornton in Craven, Earby, West Yorkshire [1901]
  • Carr Field, Luddenden [1911]

He died 16th July 1916.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £96,817.

Probate was granted to son James Edward Dugdale.

Mary Jane died at Bolton-le-Fylde [1941]

Dugdale, Susy
[1851-1900] Or Susan.

Daughter of John Dugdale.

She was a cotton weaver [1871] / landlady of the White Hart, Todmorden [1888, 1891].

She never married.

She died at 27 Exchange Street, Blackpool [22nd September 1900].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,307 12/6d.

Probate was granted to her brother Wilson Dugdale

Dugdale, Thomas
[1831-1???] Son of millwright John Dugdale.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a millwright of Stansfield [1865] / an engine fitter [1871, 1881].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1865, he married (2) Nancy Ann, widow of John Sutcliffe, at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

  • 5 Bank Street, Northowram [1871]

Nancy Ann died in Worcester [1880]. She was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

By 1881, he had married (3) Fanny [1846-1???] from Aston on Clun, Shropshire.

They lived at 2 Gregorys Bank, Claines, Droitwich, Worcestershire [1881]

Dugdale, William
[1815-1883] Born in Heckmondwike.

He was a journeyman blacksmith by trade / partner in Dugdale & Mills / a cotton spinner and manufacturer employing 94 persons [1861] / a cotton spinner and manufacturer employing 150 persons [1871] / a cotton spinner and manufacturer [1881]

He occupied Clough Mill, Walsden between 1865 and 1868, and between 1876 and 1881. He also occupied Winterbutlee Mill, Walsden and Bottoms Mill, Walsden.

He married Ann Barrett.

Children:

  1. John
  2. James
  3. Henry
  4. Charles
  5. Mary Ann
  6. Hannah
  7. Martha Ellen

The family lived at

  • 5 Clough Walsden [1861]
  • 3 Montreal Place Walsden [1871]
  • 3 and 15 Montreal Place Walsden [1881]

Dugdale, William
[1845-1891] Son of John Dugdale.

Born in Stansfield [4th October 1845].

He was a whitesmith [1871] / a mechanic employing 2 men & 2 boys [1881].

On 9th May 1865, he married Susey Horsfall [1846-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susey was born in Stansfield [28th July 1846]
 

Children:

  1. Hannah who died in infancy
  2. Agnes who died in infancy
  3. Albert who died in infancy
  4. Betsy who died in infancy
  5. Edith [b 1871]
  6. Walter [1873-1907]
  7. George [b 1875]
  8. John [1877-1929]
  9. Ethel [b 1880]

The family lived at Sand Bed, Stansfield [1881, 1891].

William was admitted as a private patient to Haydock Asylum, Lancashire [20th March 1890].

He died there [5th October 1891].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £848 8/3d.

Administration was granted to his widow Susey.

Susey died 23rd October 1899.

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Dugdale, Wilson
[18??-19??] Millwright and engineer at Victoria Iron Works, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Duggan, John
[1837-1887] Son of Catherine [1805-18??] and Mr Dugan of Ireland.

Born in Mayo, Ireland.

He was a stuff dyer [1861] / a dyer's labourer [1871, 1881].

In 1859, he married Bridget Haley [1839-1???] in Halifax.


Bridget was born in Cork, Ireland.

She was a worsted winder [1861], a worsted mill hand [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1860] who was a half-time mill hand [1871]
  2. Thomas [b 1862] who was a half-time mill hand [1871], a dyer's labourer [1881, 1891]
  3. William [b 1865] who was a dyer's labourer [1881]
  4. John [b 1870] who was a mill hand worsted [1881], a dyer's labourer [1891]
  5. James [b 1872]
  6. Ann / Annie [b 1876] who was a flax spinner [1901]
  7. Catherine / Kate [b 1880]
  8. Martin

The family lived at

  • 7 Cat Fold, Halifax [with John's widowed mother 1861]
  • 7 Back Railway Terrace, Southowram [1871]
  • 9 Braithwaite Yard, Halifax [1881]
  • 20 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Living with them [in 1861] was John's sister Mary [b  1839] (worsted reeler), her husband Martin Munday [b Skipton 1837] (excavator), and son James [b 1861]

Duggan, Martin
[1883-1917] Son of John Duggan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet printer [1901] / a yarn mender (carpet manufacturer) [1911] / a dyer's labourer with Hunsworth Dyeing Company, Cleckheaton / a member of the Dyers' Club in Cleckheaton.

In 1904, he married Catherine Fitzsimons [1883-19??] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Halifax.

She was a rover [1911]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1909]

The family lived at 16 Ann Street, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were Catherine's widowed mother Ann Fitzsimons [b 1839] (born in Edenderry, Ireland), and brother Richard Fitzsimons [b Halifax 1866] (labourer bricklayer).

During World War I, he enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers [24th July 1916], then transferred and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th February 1917].

He was buried at the Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery, France [I D 6].

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

Dughte, Edward
[14??-1???] Chaplain.

He appears as a witness to documents relating to everal local people, including Henry de Stansfeld [1493] and Robert Dykon, of Halifax [7th April 1495]

Duglass, William
[17??-17??] Hatter in Halifax [1754]

Duke's Cross
Stone cross on the Long Causeway above Todmorden

Duke Nurseries, Shelf
Started in 1927 by Alfred Ashworth

Duke of Edinburgh
An alias of coiner William Hartley

Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington's Barracks

Duke of Wellington's Chapel

Duke of Wellington's Regiment West Riding Museum
Located at Bankfield Museum.

The Collection illustrates the history of the Regiment from the raising of the 33rd Foot [1702] and the 76th Foot [1787], through to the present day

Duke of Wellington's Regimental Association
The regimental museum was presented to the town in 1948, and has been housed at Bankfield Museum since April 1960.

Duke of York
An alias of the coiner, Isaac Hartley

Duke Tide
See Shelf Tide

Dulesgate
A stream which runs from the moors down to Gauxholme. The stream powered Stoneswood Lower Mill, Walsden.

The name may use the element tuel, meaning Devil's Gate

Dulesgate
An earlier name for the Bacup Road at Todmorden.

See Centre Rock, Todmorden

Dulesgate Liberal Club, Todmorden
Recorded in February 1891.

See Todmorden Liberal Club

Dullenty, John Edward
[1899-1919] Son of Julia (née Smith) [1879-1906] & Patrick Dullenty [1879-1955] of 33 Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Blackburn.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of pneumonia [24th February 1919].

He was buried at the Pont-Remy British Cemetery, France [I B 12].

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

Dumb Mill Bridge
Over the Red Beck at the boundary between Southowram and Hipperholme. This is a part of the Wakefield Gate road into Halifax. The name is derived from the nearby Dumb Mill. In 1427, the bridge was called Barrowclough Bridge. Later, it was called Place Bridge and Deaf Mill Bridge. In her journals, Anne Lister recorded that, in 1837, the bridge was washed away in a flood

Dumsday, Jim
[19??-] Editor of the Hebden Bridge Times and the Todmorden News [1980-1984]

Dunbar, Alexander
[18??-18??] Bootmaker at Halifax.

In 1851, he was declared bankrupt

Duncan, Addison
[1779-1852] Son of Andrew Duncan.

Baptised at Headingley [6th June 1779].

He was a cloth dresser [1816, 1817] / a surveyor of roads [1822] / a woollen merchant / a cloth dresser [1828, 1829, 1837].

During the 1820s and 1830s, he became deeply in debt and was declared bankrupt in November 1833.

He and his brother Leonard sold to John Holdsworth much of the land on which he built his Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. Initially buying property from him in order to settle Duncan's debts, Holdsworth ended up dealing with the assignees of Duncan's bankrupt estate and effects.

On 29th September 1799, he married (1) Hannah Ball in Wakefield.

Hannah died 3rd May 1812

... in the prime of life, after an illness of only 4 days.

Her memory will long be dear to those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and to her husband and family, her loss is irreparable

On 13th April 1813, he married (2) Betty Ball in Wakefield.

The family lived at Shaw Hill, Halifax

Duncan, Andrew
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Addison
  2. Leonard

Duncan, Joseph Rideal
[1857-1895] Son of Thomas Duncan.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stocks & shares broker.

On 22nd December 1885, he married Mary Webster at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Catherine Margaret [b 1889] who married Albert Edward Black

The family lived at Clare Road, Halifax [1916]

Duncan, Leonard
[1783-1861] Son of Andrew Duncan.

Baptised at Square Chapel, Halifax [29th October 1783].

He was a commissioner at the Court of Requests for Halifax (and other parishes in the West Riding) [1828] / a woollen draper, silk mercer, undertaker and supplier of funeral clothing at 9 Corn Market, Halifax [1829, 1834] / manager at the Halifax Savings Bank [according to Pigot's directory 1834] / a woollen draper [1841] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1849] / a woollen draper & tailor employing 15 men [1851]

He and his brother Addison own much of the land which John Holdsworth acquired to build his Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

On 15th June 1815, he married Maria Rideal at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Samuel Harrison [b 1816]
  2. Thomas
  3. George Edward [b 1821]
  4. Frederick William [b 1823]
  5. Mary Harrison [b 1825]
  6. Fanny Eliza [b 1827]
  7. Joseph Harrison Rideal [b 1831]

The family lived at

Leonard died at Skircoat [19th January 1861].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £4,000.

His will was proved by Frederick Hardcastle of Halifax (gentleman), and Robert Edgar of Halifax (cashier) 

Duncan, Rev Peter
[17??-18??] Minister at Wesley's Chapel, Halifax [1837]

Duncan, Thomas
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Fanny Julia who married John Leyland

The family lived at Ward's End [1883]

Duncan, Thomas
[1817-1???] Son of Leonard Duncan.

He was in charge of the family business at 9-10 Corn Market, Halifax [1861] / an undertaker, woollen draper, tailor and master employing 20 men & 2 boys [1861]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Leonard A [b 1851]
  2. Joseph Rideal

Duncanson, Martin
[1???-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment / Birkenhead Bantams.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Campbell Gas Engine Company Limited

Duncombe, Rev Frederick William
[1880-19??] Born in Bedford.

He was pastor at Lee Mount Baptist Church [August 1906-August 1911].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Ethel Maude Hall [1877-19??] from Stoke Newington, London, in Bedford.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Wilfred Hall [b 1908]

The family lived at 18 Chester Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was father-in-law Henry Hall [aged 77] (retired civil servant) 

The Dundee Rope Company
Rope and twine dealers at 24 Westgate, Halifax [1905]

Dundee, Shelf
Farm on the border of Shelf

Owners and tenants have included

  • James Walker [1881]

Dunford, Robert
[1881-1917]

In [Q1] 1905, he married Edith Annie Fuller in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Lentilfield Grove, Lee Mount.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was killed in action [2nd December 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at the Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France [I A 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Dungeon, Chapeltown
The town dungeon stood on Dungeon Street in the Chapeltown / Hanson Lane area of Halifax. From around 1868, this replaced the older jail at Gaol Lane.

The jail fell into disuse in the early 19th century, and was replaced by a new jail at Hanson Lane.

The building was subsequently used as a garage for the manual fire engine, a warehouse, and a storehouse for soot [1911].

This is discussed in the book Sketches of Old Halifax.

It was demolished, along with other parts of Chapeltown, around 1968

Dungeon Top, Whirlaw
Owners and tenants have included

Dunkirk Farm, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

Dunkirk Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 163 Parkinson Lane, Halifax. It was then at the same address as the business run by Francis Henry Crossley, grocer and confectioner

Dunkirk, Shibden
The Northowram workhouse was here

Dunkley, Frederick
[1881-1918] Son of James Dunkley of Raglan Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

He married Betsy.

They lived at 6 Rose Grove, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 124th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Haverskerque British Cemetery, France [B 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Association Football Club

Dunleavy, Patrick
[1871-1920] Born in Rotherham.

During World War I, he enlisted in Liverpool [4th January 1915], and served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers.

A casualty report [November 1917] records his being dangerously ill in the Balkans.

He was discharged as unfit for War service [25th April 1918], and was awarded a pension of £2 per week.

He died in Halifax [13th April 1920] (aged 46)  (possibly Brighouse).

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery - where his surname is shown as Dunleary

Dunlop, John Graham
[1892-1967] On 20th March 1924, he married Lily Hollas at St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal.


Lily was the daughter of
Tom Hollas
 

Dunn, Arthur Greaves
[1924-1944] Son of Lydia & Alexander Dunn of Elland.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Coder with the Royal Navy H.M.L.C.H.

He died 25th June 1944 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [77 2], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Dunn, Ernest
[18??-1916] Of Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [8th November 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [2A, 2C & 2D], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Dunn, Fielding
[1683-1707] Halifax attorney

Dunn, Dr John
[1862-19??] Born in Ireland.

He became a medical practitioner, physician and surgeon in Sowerby Bridge [1895, 1905].

In 1891, he married Agnes Kilpatrick Rudd [1869-19??] from Slaidburn, at Clitheroe.

Children:

  1. George Andrew [b 1894]
  2. Margaret [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • 13 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 8 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Dunn, John William
[18??-19??] A carter of Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – ribs penetrating the lungs – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Dunn, Joshua
[1635-1715] Of Halifax.

He married (1) Elizabeth [16??-1680].

Children:

  1. Joshua [d 1675]

Elizabeth died 24th November 1680.

He married (2) Marie [1642-1729].

Children:

  1. Joshua

Joshua died 7th August 1815.

The epitaphs on the family memorials in Halifax Parish Church are recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Dunn, Joshua
[1684-1709] Of Stannary, Halifax.

Son of Joshua Dunn.

He studied under Mr Jollie at Sheffield, and at Christ College Cambridge.

With his failing health, he took to the study of physic.

In 1713, there was published a pamphlet entitled

Discourse on the death of Joshua Dunn

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Dunn, Richard
[18??-19??] Chemist, druggist and tea dealer at 8 Silver Street, Halifax [1837]

Dunn, Rev Samuel
[1???-18??] Wesleyan minister.

In 1844, he published a 4-page letter to

the Christian inhabitants of Illingworth and Ovenden exposing Rev William Gillmor as a Puseyite priest

entitled

The misrepresentations and calumnies of the Rev William Gillmor

which attempted to expose the errors of Gillmor's ways.

Sections of the letter were

  • Mr Gillmor against the Queen
  • Mr Gillmor against Her Majesty's Government
  • Mr Gillmor against the Ministers of his own Church
  • Mr Gillmor against the Church of Scotland
  • Mr Gillmor against the Dissenters
  • Mr Gillmor against the Wesleyans
  • Mr Gillmor against the Bible
  • Mr Gillmor against himself

Dunn, Thomas
[16??-17??] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1717]

Dunn, Thomas
[1912-1946] Son of Mary & Michael Dunn.

In [Q1] 1944, he married Beatrice Bates in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax

During World War II, he served as a Driver with 1566 Heavy Artillery Platoon Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 9th June 1946 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Padua War Cemetery, Italy [V G 1]

Dunne, Fielding
[1683-1707] Halifax attorney

Dunne, Dr Joshua
[16??-1708] He came to Halifax. He died of smallpox

Dunnington, Harry
[1892-1916] Son of Elizabeth (née Hampshaw) [1862-1914] & John Dunnington [1864-1941] of 7 Lime Tree Avenue, Dewsbury Road, Elland.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 29th June 1916 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France [I E 13].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Dunstan, Rev Sydney
[1884-1918] He was curate at Halifax Parish Church / curate at St Margaret's Church, Oxford.

During World War I, he was a Chaplain 4th Class with the Army Chaplains' Department.

He died of pneumonia at Clipstone Military Hospital, Nottinghamshire [16th July 1918] (aged 34).

He was buried at Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield [A 3414].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dupree, Champion Jack
[1909-1992] Black American blues pianist.

In 1969, he married his third wife, Shirley Ann Harrison of Halifax, whom he met when she was working as a waitress in a London club and he was performing in London

Duravell
An American process for the manufacture of nylon and viscose rayon fabric – invented by Leas Fabrics of America – which was adopted by Crossley's Carpets in 1933

Durfer, Edward
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Battery Sergeant-Major with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Durham, Edith
[1863-1944] Of London. She travelled and lived among the clansmen of upland Albania and wrote books about her experiences. There is a permanent exhibition about her and her collections in the Bread, Salt and Our Hearts gallery at Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Durham Farm, Wainstalls

Durham, Joseph
[1814-1877] Sculptor of the statue of Sir Francis Crossley in the pavilion at People's Park, Halifax. The life-size Carrara marble statue weighs 4½ tons, is 6 ft 6 ins high and stands and stands on a pedestal of blue Sicilian marble. He also did work at Somerleyton

Durkin, James
[18??-1918] Of Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at the Battle of St Quentin [21st March 1918].

He was buried at the Morchies Military Cemetery, France [1].

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

Durkin, John
[18??-19??] He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [2001]

Durnford, Rev John Edward
[19??-] He served at Selby, at Newland, in Africa with the Umtali Mission, and in the Mazoe Valley before becoming Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1976]. He was also Rural Dean of Calder Valley. In 1984, he was appointed priest-in-charge in Newcastle and Durham

Durrans, Ernest
[1925-1944] Son of Eveline & Fred Durrans of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 14 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 30th June 1944 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Assisi War Cemetery, Italy [VI A 6]

Durrant, A. Cyril
[18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1948]

Duthie, Kenneth Malcolm
[1899-1918] Son of Margaret & James Walker Duthie.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 9th August 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Boscon British Cemetery, Italy [1 C 8].

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Dutson, Charles William
[1898-1916] Aka Willie.

Son of James Dutson of Hereford.

Born in Hereford.

He was a member of North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax / a doffer in woollen mill [1911] / employed by J. E. Bentley & Company.

He lived at 17 Saltburn Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [Whitsuntide 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by shellfire at Thiepval, Somme [17th August 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dutson, James
[1862-1904] Born in Hatfield, Herefordshire.

He was a general carter [1901].

In 1894, he married Sarah [1861-19??] in Monmouth


Sarah was born in Wigmore, Herefordshire, the widow of George Thomas Webb [1861-189?], publican.

She had 2 children by her first marriage: Sarah Daisy Webb [b  1890] who was a sampler in woollen mill [1911] & Lucy Lilian Webb [b 1893] who was a warper in woollen mill [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Charles William
  2. John Evan [b 1898] who was a setter in woollen mill [1911]

The family lived at

  • 7 Hume Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 80 Crossley Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 17 Saltburn Street, Hanson Lane [1916]
  • 8 Natty Lane, Holmfield, Halifax

James died in 1904 (aged 42) 

Dutton, David
[18??-19??] Boat owner and carrier at Wharf Cottage, Wharf Side, Elland [1905]

Dutton, Joseph
[1890-19??] Son of William Dutton, a casual contractor.

He was a boatman living at Wharf Cottage, Elland [1915].

On 23rd January 1915, he married Elsie Eastwood at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Elsie was the daughter of
Wright Eastwood
 

Dutton, Thomas Walter
[1896-1919] MM.

In [Q2] 1919, he married Edith Mitchell in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Bombardier with the 112th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died at Gosforth Military Hospital, Newcastle [29th August 1919] (aged 23).

He was awarded the Military Medal.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [U A 1693].

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

In [Q4] 1926, Edith married Norman Peel in Halifax.

They lived at 30 Belmont Place, Halifax.

Dutton, William
[17??-18??] Established a carrier business on the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Elland in the 1830s. The business continued into the 19th century

Dutton, William James
[1835-1874] Born in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

He was Governor of the Halifax Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street [1871].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [1 M 23]

Dwight, Frank Kirby
[1887-1917] Son of Harriet & Sale Dwight of 15 Thames Street, Kingston-On-Thames.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Florence May Ingham in Halifax.

They lived at 101 Northgate, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 7th October 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [85-86]

Dwyer, Annie Constance
[1861-1949] Daughter of Rev Canon Philip Dwyer of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

Her sister, Mary, married Henry Leonard Drinkwater Bethune.

Annie Constance was Vice President of the Halifax Ladies' Association for the Care of Women & Girls [1905].

She married John Selwyn Rawson.

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: John Selwyn [9th March 1925]; Annie Constance [19th March 1949]

Dwyer, Arthur
[1911-1949] An engineer with Butler Machine Tool Company Limited.

In [Q3] 1935, he married Norah Ashworth [1910-19??] in Halifax.

He went to work as a draughtsman for the Indian Government in Cawpore. He then went to work as an engineer with Jessop's engineering company in Dum Dum, Calcutta.

He was one of 3 Britons who were murdered by a gang of communists who attacked Jessop's

Dyall, Rev T.
[18??-1???] Pastor at Millwood Particular Baptist Church, Stansfield [1868]. He resigned in 1870

Dyche, John
[1897-1917] Son of William Dyche

He was a medical student at Cardiff.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps, then served as a Lieutenant with the 8th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He was wounded at Kut, Mesopotamia.

He died of wounds 3 days later [28th January 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq [XXV].

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

Dyche, William
[1864-19??] BA.

Son of Jabez Dyche, prison warder.

Born in Borrowash, Derbyshire.

He was a teacher in Leeds [1888] / a schoolmaster [1901] / headmaster of the Halifax Higher Board School / head teacher (Cardiff County Council) [1911].

He edited an edition of As You Like It and wrote Lectures on the Teaching of Elementary Sciences [1892].

In 1888, he married Annie Mary Sirett at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie Mary, of Park View, Halifax, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Thomas Sirett
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1891]
  2. Jane [b 1894]
  3. John

The family lived at

  • 9 Leicester Terrace, Skircoat [1891]
  • 18 Manor Drive, Halifax [1901]
  • 36 Kimberley Road, Cardiff [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was visitor Sarah E. Sirett [aged 72]

Dyer, Rev A. R.
[19??-19??] MA.

Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1950]

Dyer's Aerated Table Waters
Manufactured by William Dyer and then by Gibson Dixon.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Dyer's Aerated Table Waters, Soda Water, Potash Water, Seltzer Water, Lemonade, Ginger Ale

Manufactured only by GIBSON DIXON
(Successor to William Dyer
1 Corn Market, Halifax

Dyer, Allen Leonard
[1897-1918] He worked for Needham's in Crown Street, Halifax.

He lived at Woodside View, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  then transferred, and served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He served in Gallipoli, Egypt & France. He was gassed on the Somme, and treated in St Luke's Military Hospital, Halifax.

He was killed at St Quentin [30th March 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [90-93], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dyer's Druggist's Shop
The business of William Dyer which occupied the House at the Maypole from about 1847.

The business William Dyer was still listed at 1 Corn Market [1936]

Dyer, Horace James Llewelyn
[1895-191?] Born in Halifax [Q4 1895].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/1st Battalion Pembroke Yeomanry.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dyer, Maria Louisa M.
[1860-1896] Daughter of William Dyer.

In 1881, she was a governess in Buxton, Derbyshire. In 1896, she was listed as a servant [age 36] when she died in Wharfedale

Dyer, Samuel
[18??-19??] CM.

Of Brighouse. He was a teacher at Prospect Place Academy, Brighouse. He moved to live in London.

In 1891, he wrote Dialect of the West Riding, which was published by John Hartley (Brighouse)

Dyer, William
[1796-1852] He was the first governor of the Halifax Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street [1840, 1850].

He married Sarah [1786-1862].

Children:

  1. not known

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 158]

Dyer, William
[18??-18??] He married Catherine [1816-1846].

Catherine was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 157]

Dyer, William
[1821-1895] Born in Bacup, Lancashire.

From about 1840, he was in business at the House at the Maypole, Halifax from about 1847 as Dyer's Druggist's Shop. He was the last occupant before the building was taken down in 1890

In 1871, he was listed as Druggist, Insurance Agent, Shipping Broker, Wine Merchant and

By Special Appointment to the Queen [1890]

He was also a wine and spirit merchant and an agent for W. & A. Gilbey.

He had a factory at Oxford Road, Halifax where he manufactured a range of Royal Aerated Waters and Dyer's Aerated Table Waters using water from Well Head Spring.

In May 1861, he was sworn in as a member of the grand jury of the West Riding Intermediate Sessions.

He married Ellen [1828-1904] from Hipperholme.

Children:

  1. Francis William [b 1845]
  2. Lucy Ellen [b 1850]
  3. Jessie Alice [b 1853]
  4. Kathleen [b 1855]
  5. Isabel Gertrude [b 1856]
  6. Sarah Rosaline [1858-1944] who married Dr George Edward Scholefield
  7. Maria Louisa M.
  8. Annie Beatrice [b 1863]
  9. Ellen [b 1864]
  10. William B. [b 1866]
  11. Norah Catherine [b 1867] who married Thomas George Rhodes
  12. Charles Harold [b 1869]

The family lived at

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

His business was taken over by Gibson Dixon.

The business William Dyer is still listed at 1 Corn Market [1936]

Dyers' Club, Brighouse
In 1920, the Bradford Dyers' Association bought Elm Royd, Brighouse which then became the Dyers' Club

Dyers' Club, Halifax
Recorded in 1936 at St James's Street when Harold Hiley was Secretary.

See Fred Sharp

Dyke Green Farm, Sourhall
Aka Moorside Farm, Sourhall

Owners and tenants have included

Dyke House, Elland
Dewsbury Road

Dykson, John
[14??-1539] Around 1482, he married Isabel, daughter of Richard Hopkinson of Bentley Royd, Sowerby.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George
  3. William

Dyment, Will Harold
[1885-1917] Born in Halifax.

He moved away (possibly to Blackpool or to the USA).

He served his apprenticeship as a printer.

During World War I, he returned to Halifax to enlist, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele [22nd November 1917].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dyneley, Dr Joseph
[1776-1814] Surgeon of Hebden Bridge.

There is a memorial tablet for him in Heptonstall Church.

See John Garnet

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

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

Dyson's: Abraham Dyson & Sons
Wholesale and retail drapery and millinery business established around 1860 by Abraham Dyson at London House, Elland

Dyson & Crawshaw
Cotton warp manufacturers at Ripponden Mill [1845].

See Joseph Crawshaw

Dyson & Dyson
Contractors and stone masons in Brighouse [1861].

Partners included James Dyson and John Exley Dyson.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1869

Dyson & Holroyd
Woolstaplers at the Square, Halifax [1809]

Dyson & Norris
Brewers at Halifax.

Partners included T. E. Dyson and C. Norris.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1837

Dyson & Shaws
Serge manufacturers at Elland [1861]

Dyson Brothers
Merchants at Willow Hall [1809]

Dyson Brothers
Cotton spinners at Corporation Street, Halifax [1874]. Partners included Abraham Dyson

Dyson Field House, Soyland
19th century house

Owners and tenants have included

Dyson's: J. & G. Dyson
Brighouse stone masons. Established 185?. Became Brighouse, Brick, Tile & Stone Company Limited

Dyson's: J. H. Dyson & Sons
Soap manufacturers at Waterside, Halifax [1937]

Dyson's: James Dyson & Company
Soap and oil manufacturers at Elland established by James Dyson.

His son, Samuel Dyson, joined the business and was in control from 1885. He built the Atlas Soap Works, Elland

Dyson's: John & Thomas Dyson
Cotton spinners at Brian Royd Mill [1845]

Dyson, Kershaw & Company
Woollen manufacturers at Elland.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1859

Dyson Lane Co-Op, Rishworth
A branch of the Ripponden Co-operative Society Limited opened in 1920. The premises were the end house of a row of houses which had been built on the site of Dyson Lane Mill.

In 1927, a Butchery Department was opened in a rented building on Dyson Lane

Dyson, Lumb & Company
Woollen manufacturers at Kiln End Mills, Elland [1905]


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