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Gabbett, W.
[18??-19??] A manufacturer at Walsden.

In 1883, he was declared bankrupt

Gabbott, William
[18??-1???] Recorded in 1880, when he was at Ramsden Wood Mill, Walsden

Gable, Christopher Michael
[1940-1998] Dancer, actor and ballet director.

Born in London. He was involved with the Northern Ballet. He and his wife lived at Little Park Farm, Mytholmroyd. He died of cancer and was cremated at Elland

The Gables, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

The Gables, Hipperholme
/ Cecil Avenue, Lightcliffe.

Owners and tenants have included

The Gables, Norland
Sowerby Croft Lane. Designed by C. F. L. Horsfall as the vicarage for St Luke's Church, Norland. Rev Charles Livermore was the first vicar to live here.

In 19??, it became a nursing home.

It has been extended sonsiderably, and is currently known as Grange Manor

Gabriel Ratchetts
A herd of dogs which – according to local legend – fly through the air and around Eagle Crag, Todmorden and Stoodley Pike and then disappear below ground.

Heywood mentions the phenomenon in his diaries for March 1664


there is also a strange noyse in the aire heard of many in these parts this winter, called Gabriel-Ratches by this country-people, the noyse is as if a great number of whelps were barking and howling, and tis observed that if any see them the persons that see them dye shortly after, they are never heard but before a great death or dearth.
 

He also mentions night-whisslers and adds


tho I have never heard either of them
 

GAC Engineering Group
In 2001, Greening & Crowther became GAC Engineering Group.

In April 2010, the business closed.

Machine Tool Technology Group of New Works, Burnley Road, Halifax, took on the workforce

Gad's Hill, Halifax
House at Trimminham built for his family by Wilkinson Pickles who was very fond of the works of Charles Dickens

Gaddings Dam Group
See Gaddings Dam, Todmorden

Gaddings Dam, Todmorden
About 400 feet above sea-level on Langfield Moor above Todmorden. This is actually 2 dams – the eastern and the western – built to supply water-power to the local mills, including Lumbutts Mill.

In 1824, the Rochdale Canal Company built the eastern dam for the Fielden family and other local mill owners. This was to be filled once a year by water from Langfield Common.

The western dam was built in the 1830s by the mill owners themselves.

The water flowed down Lumbutts Clough to the Calder. There was considerable disagreement between the canal company and local mill owners over the use of the water.

When the dam was no longer used, Parliament decreed that it must be made safe by lowering the water level, unless a waterman was employed to maintain the banks.

Gaddings Drain fed water to fill the dam.

A part of the dam has been drained.

In 2001, the Gaddings Dam Group bought the dam with the aim of keeping it open for people to enjoy.

This has never been used as a reservoir for the public water supply.

See Warland Reservoir

Gaiety Theatre, Halifax
Aka the New Music Hall and later Templeton's Gaiety Theatre.

A wooden theatre which was the home of Robert Templeton's Templeton's Varieties.

Recorded in September 1881, when it was described as

near North Bridge ... a large and commodious structure ... will hold 3000 persons. The interior is fitted up with every comfort; one large gallery stretches round 3 sides of the hall, at the end of which are refreshment rooms, there are 4 outlets in case of fire

It burned down in 1888.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House was built on the site.

See Arthur Grimmett

Gaimster, Leslie Rayner
[1914-2002] Born in Halifax. In 1932, he left school and started work in the laboratory of Crossley's Carpets. He was a local preacher. He studied at Handsworth Methodist College. He became a missionary in China. He was recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Church, Ogden [1954]. He was active in the Halifax-Aachen Society

Gaines, Matthew
[1889-1918] He was a member of St Mary's Church, Rhodes Street, Halifax / employed by S. Whitley & Company Limited [though his name does not appear on their War Memorial].

In [Q1] 1916, he married Elizabeth Hey in Halifax.

They lived at 24 Cherry Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [3/1915], and served as a Private with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [21st March 1918] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [10], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Gaines's: T. Gaines & Sons
Engineers of Stannary Street, Halifax.

See Harry Houdini

Gaines, William Henry
[18??-19??] Joiner and shopfitter at Green Mount Joinery Works, Halifax [1907].

He lived at 32 Oxford Terrace, St James's Road, Halifax [1907]

Gainest
Hill at Pye Nest whose name may derive from it being the gainest – or most direct – way down the hill

Gainest Cottage, Halifax
Pye Nest.

In 1808, the Methodists built a Sunday School here in what was described as being

in a little fold at the entrance to Washer Lane

The property belonged to the Sowerby Bridge Methodist Society

Gainsborough Studio, Brighouse
Aka Orthochrome. Photographic studio in Briggate run by Mr Curson

Galas

Galbraith, Rev Angus
[1827-1901] Born in Scotland. He held several posts in Scotland and Whitehaven, Cumberland before becoming Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [January 1877-1900]. He was a worker for the temperance cause. He was popular and attracted many local families back to the church. Bridge End Chapel and Sunday School were extended during his time, and the Mission School at Waring Green was built

Gale, George
[1867-1919] Son of Emma & Jonathan Gale of Chichester.

Born in Chichester.

He lived at

  • 16 Back Gerrard Street, Halifax

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

He died at St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax [1st May 1919] (aged 52).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel Probate records show that he left effects valued at £19 1/11d.

Probate was granted to William Gale (Corporation employee).

Gall, Charles
[18??-18??] In 1874, he was listed at Milner Street, Halifax as
patentee of Patent Self-Acting Smoke Preventers

He lived at Prescott Place

Gall, Thomas
[18??-18??] He was a manager working for Jonathan Charnock, builder & contractor.

In August 1866, he filed a patent for

improvements in machinery or apparatus working stone or cutting and working mouldings thereon

Gallagher, John
[1904-1940] Son of Elizabeth & Patrick Gallagher.

He was employed by Halifax Corporation Highways Department.

He married Dora.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 22 Ovenden Close, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with 75 Company Aux. Mil. Pioneer Corps.

He was lost [17th June 1940] (aged 36)  when the troopship HMS Lancastria was bombed and sank at St Nazaire, with the loss of 2,899 of the 5,310 people aboard.

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial [151], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gallagher, John Joseph
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 27th April 1918.

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXVIII A 15].

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

Galland, Thomas
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Halifax [1833]

Galley, Roy
[1947-] Conservative MP for Halifax [1983-1987]

Gallipole Allotment, Barkisland
In the 1830s, Barbara Dyson took an area of over 13 acres – known as the Gallipole allotment – from Cut Hedge Farm, Barkisland and added it to her Abbots Royd estate.

See Gallypole

Gallon, Gilbert Haigh
[1886-1917] Born in Elland.

In [Q3] 1910, he married Mary Elizabeth Cummings in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 120th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 7th November 1917.

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P III L 7B].

In [Q3] 1920, Mary Elizabeth married Joseph M. Cartwright in Bradford.

They lived at Pontefract

Gallon's Limited
National chain of grocery stores. There were several branches of the grocers in the district, including

  • Southgate, Elland [1935]

Gallop, Harold John
[1922-1942] Son of Ada & Frederick Claude Gallop of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Wireman with the Royal Navy aboard HMT Sotra.

He died 29th January 1942 (aged 20)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-431, and sank in the Mediterranean, 80 miles east of Tobruk, with the loss of all of her crew of 22.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial [69 2]

Galloway, George
[18??-19??] He had business as a herbalist and a servants' registry at 101 Northgate, Halifax [1905]

Galloway, James
[1897-1987] Born in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

In 1925, he married Laura Ainley in Halifax.


Laura was the daughter of
Benjamin Ainley
 

The couple died in Halifax

Gallypole
Watson suggests that the name comes from a gallows which once stood at Gallypole Hill.

See Gallipole Allotment, Barkisland

Gallypole Hill
Area at the southern end of Norland moor.

A plantation at Greetland called Gallipolli Hill is recorded in 1828 as part of the Crowstone Hall estate.

Watson suggests that the name comes from a gallows which once stood there

Galvin, Thomas
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th (Ayr & Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He died 30th September 1918.

He was buried at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery [I A 60].

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

Gamble, Dr Charles Edward
[1842-1928] MRCS, LSA.

Born in Bradford.

Medical practitioner in Elland [1874]. He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]. He was Medical Officer for Elland, Greetland and Upper Greetland [1905].

He died in Halifax [Q2 1928] (aged 86).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £10,563

Gamble, Hal
Stage name of Harold Howlett

Gamble, Mr
[18??-1???] He stood unsuccessfully as the Tory candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1877]

Gamel
[1065-1???] Son of Ukil.

He owned the townships of Brighouse, Elland, Greetland, Southowram, Thornhill, and the Manor of Rochdale before they became a part of the Honour of Pontefract of Ilbert de Lacy.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Orm

After the land was granted to Ilbert, it was still managed by Gamel, then passed down through his family to Orm, then to Leising.

In the 18th/19th century, there was an effigy of Gamel displayed outside Mr Howarth's druggist's shop in High Street, Halifax.

See Essolf and Manor of Heptonstall

Gandy Bridge, Todmorden
Bridge over the Calder

Ganger Ing, Brighouse
Land leased by Sir George Armytage on which Clegg's Mill was built. Under terms of the lease, the mill could be converted or used for any manufacturing purposes, but it could not be converted into cottages

Ganley, Mary
[1858-1884] She and James Ridgway lived together as man and wife at Martin Street, Boothtown.

On 18th August 1884, Mary and her daughter were on the way to take a dinner to Ridgway at his work. On the way, they called in at the Pine Apple, Halifax where they found Ridgway, and gave him his dinner.

Ridgway had been drinking and, instead of returning to work, went home to sleep. When he woke, he called for his tea, and Mary, who had also been asleep, promised to get it for him, but later she refused. As Ridgway got up to walk out of the house, Mary seized him and forced him into a chair. The 2 began swearing at each other and Mary picked up the fire tongs and struck him. He took them from her, and she picked up the poker and struck him with that. He took that from her and followed her outside where he struck and felled her.

She died a few days after.

At the Yorkshire Winter Assizes [November 1884], Ridgway pleaded guilty, and was imprisoned for one year with hard labour

Gannex
Weatherproof fabric manufactured in the former Crossley Mill at Elland by Joseph Kagan's Kagan Textiles company, and used in the production of raincoats. The clothing was popular with many celebrities, including The Queen, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, several Russian leaders, and US presidents.

The company also used the nearby Marshfield Mills and Broad Lea Mill

Ganny
Also Ganney. Area around the bottom of Halifax Road, Brighouse.

It is likely that the name comes from a field-name which led down to the Calder in that area of the town.

See Ganny Bar, Ganny Cottage, Ganny Lock, Ganny Mill and Ganny Road

Ganny Bar, Brighouse
Recorded in the 18th/19th century. Toll booth at the junction of Elland Road and Halifax Road.

See Ganny

Ganny Cottage, Brighouse
Recorded in the 19th century. The property still stands on Elland Road near the bottom of Halifax Road, Brighouse.

Owners and tenants have included

See Ganny

Ganny Lock, Brighouse
Lock #18 on the Calder & Hebble Navigation leading from the Calder to the North Cut.

The lock-keeper's cottage is built over the floodgates which connect the canal and the river.

In October 2003, there were plans to widen the lock which has narrowed under pressure from the north bank of the canal.

Like most of the locks on the canal, this is a scheduled monument

Ganson, Abraham
[1868-1940] Son of William Ganson.

He was a manager at the family's mineral water business after his father's death [1904].

He was innkeeper at the Vine Hotel, Brighouse [1917] / a licensed victualler [1918].

Ganson, John Emmanuel
[1799-18??] His parents were missionaries for the Moravian Church.

The family originally came from Magdeburg, Germany.

Born in Antigua, West Indies.

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


Susanna was born in Littletown, Gomersal
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. William Gottlieb

Ganson Mineral Water Company
Hove Edge company.

Established by William Ganson after he bought a small mineral water business next to the Joiner's Arms, Hove Edge. The company supplied drinks to Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens.

In the 1920s, the company was bought by Ernest Sheffield.

In the 1930s, the business moved across the road to premises in Half House Lane.

W. Ganson & Company were recorded at Cornaro Works, Hove Edge in 1937

Ganson, William Gottlieb
[1831-1904] Son of John Emmanuel Ganson.

Born in Droylsden, Manchester [16th July 1831].

He was educated at the Moravian Day School, Fairfield, Manchester.

On 28th May 1854, he married Catherine Barlow [1836-1918] at the Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Ashton, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Josiah [b 1856] who was a cotton piecer [1900]
  2. John William [b 1860]
  3. Betty [b 1865]
  4. Susan [1862-1891] who married Robert William Lund
  5. Abraham
The family came to Brighouse in 1867 for a short time.

He was a cotton carder [1871].

They lived at 40 Thornhill Briggs Lane [1871].

William returned in 1885 to buy a mineral water business at premises next to the Joiner's Arms, Hove Edge. He established the Ganson Mineral Water Company.

He was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893.

The family lived at 180 Halifax Road, Hove Edge [1901].

William died in 1901.

Catherine died 12th February 1918.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £351 1/-.

Probate was granted to son Abraham and Annie Rawnsley (widow) 

Garaghty, William
[1894-1918] Aka Willie.

Son of William Garaghty of 37 Brooke Street, Rastrick.

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

He died 24th May 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2 [II C 19]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Garbutt, Rev John
[1796-1826] He trained at Idle Academy before becoming the first Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Elland [1825]. He was ordained on 3rd February 1826. He died on 29th April 1826. He was buried in the new churchyard

The Garden Carriage
This carriage – aka the step-in gig – can be seen in the carriage collection in the barn at Shibden Hall. This particular vehicle was built for a lady who been injured in a riding accident, so as to give her some mobility. It has some of the earliest examples of pneumatic rubber tyres. It was drawn by a pony. It was built around 1???

Garden City, Bailiff Bridge
Popular name for houses at Highfield Avenue, Bailiff Bridge which were built around 1917. The houses were built to let and had gardens, an inside toilet, and a bath.

The central area of the U-shaped development was intended to be used for allotments, but more houses were built on the land in the 1930s

Garden City, Halifax
In 1913, the Council rejected an application by the owners of property on the Coronation EstateKliffen Place, Abbey Walk, Abbey Walk South, and Cheltenham Place – for permission to alter and plan the streets on the Garden City Scheme

Garden City, Waring Green
See Waterloo Road, Brighouse

Garden House, Brighouse
59 Lightcliffe Road.

House at the corner of Lightcliffe Road and Garden Road.

Dated 1901

Owners and tenants have included

Gardener, Victor
[1894-1918] He worked in the flax department at Crossley's.

He lived at 37 Mason Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Kale.

He was lost [27th March 1918] (aged 24)  when his ship struck a (possibly British) contact mine and sank in the North Sea, with the loss of 41 officers & men.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial [30], and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Gardeners' [No 206] Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge.

Recorded on 14th April 1873, when a group of around 75 members celebrated their anniversary at the George, Brighouse

Gardeners' Stairs & Tunnel: Shibden Hall
In the far corner of the front lawn of Shibden Hall is a spiral staircase which leads to a set of tunnels which were used by the gardeners and staff. These were built by Anne Lister in the 1830s so that she would not see the staff as they returned from working on the estate

Gardening & Horticulture

Gardens & Parks

Gardens Guild, Halifax
Formed on 2nd May 1928

Gardiner, Rev Alexander Stoker
[1807-1880] Born in Borris, Ossory, [now County Laois], Northern Ireland. He was Curate at Dewsbury and Hartshead [1845-1846]. He was ordained deacon [1847] and priest [1848].

His rôle was

to bring religion to the men who were working on the railways

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Frederick Augustus
  2. Theodore Senior

In 1849, he moved to Salford where he was chaplain to the workhouse for the next 20 years.

He died in Essex

Gardiner, Rev Frederick Augustus
[1834-1900] BA.

Son of Rev Alexander Stoker Gardiner.

Born in Dublin.

He was ordained deacon [1858] and priest [1860]. He was the first vicar of All Saints' Church, Todmorden [1858], and Curate at Cross Stone [1861].

On 6th August 1861, he married Marianne Frances Berry at Eccles.

In 1862, he moved to Wakefield, where he was a curate at St John's Church. He then worked as a chaplain in the Convict Prison Service – being at Chatham, Dartmoor and Woking. He died in London [26th October 1900], having retired there

Gardiner, Theodore Senior
[1846-1909] Son of Alexander Stoker Gardiner.

Born in Dublin.

Chris Davidson, his great-grandson, writes:

He lists himself on birth certificates as a surgeon – though in reality he never qualified as a medical practitioner.

In 1879, he married Lucy Georgina Holdsworth.

Children:

  1. Lucy Georgina [b 1880]
  2. Sybil Senior [b 1882]
  3. Muriel Kathleen [b 1884]
  4. Violet Adele [b 1885]
  5. Cecil Senior [b 1888]

The couple moved to Edinburgh, where their 3 daughters were born. They moved at least 4 times whilst there.

His affairs were sequestrated in 1882.

The family moved to Brighton, and lived at several addresses there. Their youngest 2 children were born there.

In 1888, he was listed as a debtor in the London Gazette. At some point after that, and before 1895, he and Lucy went their separate ways and had no contact whatsoever before his death in 1909 and hers in 1908.

She had the children living with her in Newcastle under Lyme.

Theodore served for a while in the second Boer War in the Army Medical Corps.

On his return, he was a broken man. He developed dementia and was eventually picked up on the streets sleeping rough in winter

Gardner, John
[1820-1???] Born in Lancashire.

He was a cabinet maker [1871].

He married Mary [1818-1???] from Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1850] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  2. Isabel [b 1852] who was a worsted weaver [1871] and married John Batty
  3. John [b 1856] who was a weaver worsted [1871]
  4. Joseph [b 1858]

The family lived at 6 Garden Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were granddaughter Sarah J Gardner [b 1868], daughter Isabel and her husband John Batty

Gardner, Stanley Edward Samuel
[1920-1941] Son of Emily (née Maud) & John William Gardner.

He married Maria Annunziata Fusco [1912-1991].


Maria was born in Clitheroe
 

They lived in Halifax.

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

He died 21st February 1941 (aged 21).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [H 144].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Maria died in Halifax [1991]

Gardner, William
[1848-1899] Born in Lancaster.

He was a joiner [1881] / a joiner & beerseller at the Black Boy, Halifax [1891]

He married Sarah Ann Wright [1851-1887] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1876] who was a waiter public house [1881, 1891]

The family lived at 8 Hanover Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] 1891 was Sarah Ann's widowed mother Elizabeth Wright [b 1831] (weaver) born in Leeds

Gardom, Ernest Cronhelm
[1853-1920] Son of John Williams Gardom.

Born in Norwich.

He was a Stockbroker's Clerk [1886].

On 24th November 1886, he married Mary Jane, daughter of Frederick Cronhelm. Mary Jane was his first cousin once removed.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1888]

He died in Reigate [1920]

Gardom, John Williams
[1812-1872] Son of Margaret (née Alsop) & William Gardom.

He was a silk manufacturer at Manchester [1844].

On 17th April 1844, he married Eliza, daughter of George Otto Cronhelm, at Scarborough.

Children:

  1. John Williams [1845-1922] who died in Victoria, British Columbia
  2. George Frederick [1846-1898]
  3. Benjamin [1847-1926] who died in Buenos Aires
  4. Eliza [1849-1912]
  5. Edward Theodore [1850-1933]
  6. Margaret Alice [b 1851] who (possibly) married John Bainbridge Booth
  7. Ernest Cronhelm
  8. Charles Henry [1854-1922]
  9. Herbert Augustus [b 1856]
  10. Florence E. [b 1858]
  11. Albert [b 1860]
  12. Arthur Harold [1862-1943]
  13. Victor [b 1865] who was an actor and died at Brighton

Garfitt & Barber
Screw bolt manufacturers at Hipperholme.

Partners included Richard Garfitt and James Barber.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1856

Garfitt, Ernest
[1881-19??] Son of William Garfitt.

He became landlord of the Football, Brighouse.

In 1902, he married Ellen Whiteley.

Whilst he fought in World War I, his wife took over the pub.

After returning from the war, he gave up the pub and became a hair-dresser

Garfitt, Fred
[1884-1922] Born in Halifax.

In 1910, he married Hetty / Etta Woodhead, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith Alice [b 1911] who married [1930] Wilfred Seedhouse

After Fred's death, Hetty married Tom Fearnley

Garfitt, William
[1855-19??] Born in Battye Ford.

He was landlord of the Robin Hood, Brighouse [1891, 1896, 1901].

He married Ruth Barker from Mixenden.

Children:

  1. William [b 1878]
  2. Herbert [b 1880]
  3. Ernest

Garford, Richard
[19??-] In 1988, he bought the title of Lord of the Manor of Shelf

The Garforth family of Ovenden & Mixenden
See Crown & Anchor, Mixenden

Garforth, Abraham
[18??-18??] Master brickmaker at Akroydon [1866].

On Saturday, 3rd February 1866, Atkinson went with other workers to the Flying Dutchman, Boothtown, where Garforth paid his men. Atkinson and Garforth had a disagreement about wages and went into the back yard to fight, Atkinson appearing very pressing to engage in a fight with Garforth. Garforth seized Atkinson by the shoulders and pushed him violently backwards, Atkinson fell upon the back of his head on the pavement. He lay in a state of insensibility for some time before waking and asking for some beer. The landlady refused and he walked to another nearby beerhouse where he remained in a state of stupor until closing time. He was unable to help himself and he was moved to a shed where he was left until Sunday when Mr Johnson, clerk of the works at Akroydon, found him shivering and insensible.

Atkinson was taken to the Infirmary where he died on Monday.

At the inquest, Garforth was charged with manslaughter

Garforth, Clement
[1889-1947] Landlord of the West Hill, Halifax [1935, 1937].

In [Q3] 1916, he married Emily Morton [1892-1938] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joan [b 1918]
  2. Geoffrey

Emily died in Halifax [Q3 1938] (aged 46).

In [Q2] 1941, he married Laura Crowther in Halifax.

Clement died [Q4] 1947 (aged 58) 

Garforth, Eleanor
[1???-1???] Draper & milliner. She had business at 173 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1936]

Garforth, Elkanah
[18??-18??] Farmer and stone merchant at Binn's Hole, Mixenden [1861]

Garforth, Geoffrey
[1921-1944] Son of Clement Garforth.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of the Halifax Supporters Club rugby team / a professional at Bradley Hall Golf Club.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in West Suffolk Military Hospital [1944] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, George
[1892-1915] Son of Milford Garforth.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School / educated at Warley Road School / a grocer's assistant [1911] at the Queens Road branch of the Halifax Industrial Society / a member of the Halifax Swimming Club / a polo player / winner of several swimming trophies.

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 following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [6th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax

His brothers William and Ernest were also serving. Ernest was also gassed but recovered in a convalescent home in Leeds.

Garforth, James
[1809-1848] Born in Ovenden.

He was landlord of the White Bear, Halifax [1845].

On 20th July 1831, he married Ruth Ayrton at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth was the daughter of David Ayrton
 

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Priscilla [1838-1906] who married James Kershaw
  3. Mary Ann [1841-1889]
  4. Hannah [1844-1905]
  5. Samuel [1846-1886]

James died in 1848.

After his death, Ruth took over as landlady of the White Bear [1850, 1860].

In 1860, renewal of her licence was challenged because there had been 2 complaints of disorderly conduct during the previous year.

Ruth had another child: Henry [1853-1904].

She was landlady of the Marquis of Granby, Halifax [1864] and the Shears, Halifax [1871, 1874]

Ruth died at 6 Prescott Street, Halifax [23rd April 1883].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £578 1/-.

The will was proved by son Henry (bookkeeper).

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: James [27th April 1848]; Ruth [27th April 1883]; Samuel [25th November 1886]; Henry [7th November 1904]; Hannah [22nd November 1905]

Garforth, James Henry
[1878-1919] Son of Harriet & Walter Garforth of 6 Whitley Street, Nursery Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 31st Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He served in France.

He died 21st October 1919 (aged 41).

He is remembered on the Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park, and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, John
[17??-18??] Of Mixenden.

Son of Samuel Garforth. Around 1803, he built Lumb Mill, Warley.

In the early 1800s, he and his father established a partnership as cotton spinners at Lumb Mill with David Wright and John Wright. The partnership was dissolved in 1818 when David Wright sold his share to John.

In 1826, he and his father were declared bankrupt

Garforth, John
[18??-1968] Butcher at 3 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

In 1912, he married Winifred Blackburn.


Winifred was the daughter of
Thomas Blackburn
 

Children:

  1. Winifred Mary [b 1919] who married [Scalby church 1948] George Webster of London

The couple died at Scalby, Scarborough: John [] (aged 1968); Winifred [] (aged 1970) 

Garforth, Joseph
[1752-1835] He was the second husband of Sarah Ellison. He was buried at Coley Church

Garforth, Milford
[1857-1910] Son of James Garforth, contractor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1883, 1891, 1901].

In 1883, he married Mary Alice Russell [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Alice was born in Northowram, the daughter of William Russell, commercial traveller
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1884] who was a worsted drawer [1901], a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Edith [b 1886] who was a wire card measurer [1901]
  3. Russell [b 1887] who was an errand boy [1901]
  4. William [b 1888] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  5. Clement [b 1890] who was a card setting parer [1911]
  6. George
  7. Ernest [b 1894] who was a tailor's assistant cutter [1911]
  8. Doris [b 1896] who was a packer (bakery) [1911]
  9. Phyllis [b 1898]
  10. May [b 1901]
  11. Daisy [b 1903]
  12. Raymond [b 1904]
  13. Miriam [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 16 Vickerman Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 17 Chestnut Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Devon Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 72 Pear Street, Halifax [1915]

Living with them in 1901 was Mary's widowed mother Sarah Russell [aged 68]

Garforth, Norman
[1922-1945] Son of Harriet & Percy Garforth of Halifax.

He was educated at Haugh Shaw School, Halifax, Halifax Modern School & Halifax Tech.

In [Q2] 1942, he married Renee Stott in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Gladstone Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Flight Lieutenant with 578 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action [26th January 1945] (aged 23).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 542].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garforth, Richard
[1832-1905] Son of James Garforth.

Born in Halifax.

He was publican at the Black Horse, Halifax [1871] / inn keeper of the Coach & Horses, Halifax [1874] / inn keeper of the Travellers Rest Inn, Elland [1887, 1891] / inn keeper of the Mitre, Halifax [1894] / beerhouse keeper at 2 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax [1901].


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

 

In 1865, he married (1) Charlotte Huntsman [1835-1896] from Hull, in Hull.

In 1899, he married (2) Grace Greenwood [1836-1909] from Midgley, in Halifax.

The family lived at 9 Prescott Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1871] and 1881 was niece Matilda Spily [b  1865] who was a milliner [1881].

Living with them in 1901 was nephew Sam Binns [aged 10]

Garforth, Samuel
[17??-18??] In the early 1800s, he and his son John established a partnership as cotton spinners at Lumb Mill, Warley with David Wright and John Wright. The partnership was dissolved in 1818 when David Wright sold his share to John Garforth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

In 1826, he and his son were declared bankrupt

Garforth's: Samuel & John Garforth
Manufacturers and merchants at Ovenden.

Partners included Samuel Garforth and John Garforth.

The partnership was dissolved in June 1828

Garforth, William
[1???-18??] Publisher and printer at West End, Hebden Bridge. Published the Hebden Bridge Chronicle.

In 1845, he was agent for the sale of land in Australia.

He published Dr Robert Howard's report on the 1843 outbreak of typhus at Heptonstall Slack

Garforth, William
[1812-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Hare & Hounds, Halifax [1846] / a wine & spirit merchant [1851].

He married Sarah [1811-1???].


Sarah was born in Leeds
 

They lived at 84 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]

Garland, William Henry
[1853-1897] MusBac.

Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1884-1897]. In 1886, he became conductor of the Halifax Choral Society.

On 26th February 1895, he gave recital to inaugurate the organ at Blackley Particular Baptist Church.

He lived at Boulevard, Halifax [1897].

There is a memorial window for him in Halifax Parish Church

Garlick, Arthur
[1897-1917] Son of Annie & William Garlick of Rastrick.

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

He died 21st November 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXVII BB 4].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Garlick, Firth
[1881-1918]

In [Q3] 1904, he married Alice Denton in Halifax.

Children:

  1. unknown

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of pleurisy in POW hospital in Heidelberg, Germany [22nd August 1918] (aged 37).

He was buried at the Lidzberg Warminski War Cemetery [12].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garlick, Dr Frederick Smith
[1810-1870] MRCS, LAC.

Son of John Garlick.

Born in Halifax.

He was granted qualification at Apothecaries' Hall [21st February 1839] / medical officer under the Poor Law for the township of Halifax [1851] / physician, medical officer and public vaccinator for Halifax [1860s].

He was living and practising at 5 Cheapside, Halifax [1845, 1851]

He was an informant for William Ranger.

In 1857, he attended William Makepeace Thackeray who fell ill during a lecture tour. Thackeray remarked

I think the doctor I have had here is the best of them all. His name is Garlick and I like him both in cookery and as a medical man

He died 18th March 1870.

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

The will was proved by Richard Holt of 7 New Road, Halifax (gentleman) 

Garlick, John
[17??-18??] He was partner in bankers Rawson, Rhodes & Briggs / partner in Rhodes, Briggs & Garlick / in partnership with James Akroyd [1813-1818].

Around 1818, he sold land for the construction of Ovenden Sunday School

Garlick, John
[1747-1???]

On 8th July 1777, he married Mary Prince [1754-1???]. at All Saints, Castleford.

Children:

  1. John
  2. William
  3. Michael
  4. Thomas

The children were born in Castleford

Garlick, John
[1778-1819] Son of John Garlick.

Born in Castleford.

On 5th December 1799, he married Mary Wilson [1777-1852] at St Peter's Church, Leeds

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Mary [b 1804]
  3. Eliza Lucretia [b 1806]
  4. Samuel
  5. Frederick Smith
  6. Edward Wilson [b 1813]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,500

Garlick, Dr John William
[1800-1869] MD, LRCP, MRCS, LSA.

Son of John Garlick.

Born in Hunslet.

He was a member of Salem Chapel / physician & surgeon [1851] / physician to the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society [1865].

In 1825, he was handling the business of his late uncle Dr William Garlick.

On 8th February 1828, he married Jane Grainger [1805-1877] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was born in Woodhouse
 

Children:

  1. Mary Eliza [b 1829]
  2. Sarah Julia [1832-1872]
  3. John William [1837-1885]
  4. Henry Grainger [b 1840]

He died in Halifax [11th November 1869].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £4,000.

The will was proved by William Rothwell and Rev Hilkiah Bedford Hall

Garlick, Michael
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1822, when he was clerk to the trustees of water & streets at 16 The Square, Halifax

Garlick, Michael
[17??-18??] Halifax printer and bookseller. In 1808, he acquired the business of Jonas Nicholson.

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

Garlick, Michael
[1790-1844] Son of John Garlick.

Born in Castleford.

He was a bookseller [1814] / a printer [1815] / a stationer [1821] / an accountant / a clerk to the trustees of water & streets at 16 The Square, Halifax [1822].

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

In 1808, he acquired the business of Jonas Nicholson.

On 21st July 1812, he married Rebecca Alcock [1785-1829] in Sherburn, Leeds.

Children:

  1. Rebecca [1813-1840]
  2. Sarah [1814-1858]
  3. Frances [1816-1842]
  4. Michael Prince [b 1818] who was an attorney's clerk [1841] and an attorney in Whalley, Lancashire [1851]
  5. Ann [1820-1856]
  6. Harriet [b 1821]

The children were baptised at Halifax Parish Church.

His daughters Sarah and Ann established a school in Halifax.

The family lived at Square Road, Halifax [1841].

Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Garlick, Misses
In 1835, Sarah and Ann Garlick, daughters of Michael Garlick, established a school in Halifax

Garlick, Thomas
[1785-1814] Son of John Garlick.

Born in Castleford.

On 9th March 1806, he married Elizabeth Hey [1788-1860] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas Hey
  2. Eliza [1811-1875] who died in Edenfield, Lancashire and was buried at St Thomas's Church, Claremount [30th June 1875]

Thomas died in 1814.

On 10th March 1819, Elizabeth married Isaac Green at Halifax Parish Church.

Garlick, Thomas Hey
[1808-1864] Son of Thomas Garlick.

He was chemist, druggist & tea dealer at 6 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1837] / chemist & insurance agent [1851, 1861].

In 1833, he gave a lecture on Geology to the Halifax Mechanics' Institute.

On 2nd September 1843, he was robbed by 2 men who stole his gold watch and 2 sovereigns.

He lived at

  • Horley Green [1843]
  • 9 North Bridge [1851, 1861]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £450.

Probate was granted to his sister Eliza

Garlick, Tom
[1852-1920] Born in Rastrick.

He was a grocer [1901] / a shopkeeper – mixed business grocery sweets etc [1911]

On 1st April 1882, he married Hannah Crossley [1849-1934] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Mary Crossley [1884-1970]
  2. Ernest [1887-1946] who was a template maker [1911]

The family lived at Delf Hill, Rastrick [1901, 1911]

Garlick, William
[17??-18??] A director of the Halifax Commercial Bank

Garlick, Dr William
[1783-1825] Son of John Garlick.

Born in Castleford.

He was a surgeon at Square, Halifax [1816].

On 21st September 1806, he married Mary Boothroyd [1786-18??] at Halifax Parish Church

Children:

  1. William [1807] who died in infancy
  2. Maria [b 1807]
  3. Lucretia [b 1809]
  4. William [1811-1890] who emigrated to Australia, where he died
  5. Thomas Boothroyd [1813-1897] who emigrated to Australia, where he died
  6. Joseph [b 1816]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £600.

A notice to his debtors & creditors [published 9th November 1825], indicated that the business was being conducted by his nephew John William Garlick

Garling, Rev W. T.
[18??-19??] Pastor at Lydgate Baptist Church, Todmorden [1907]

Garner, Rev E. William
[18??-18??] He served at Denholme before becoming Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [1859].

He left in 1862

Garner, Rev John
[1800-1856] Born in Kegworth.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1841]

Garner, John
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garner, Richard
[1823-1895] Of Huddersfield.

Singer who appeared in concert with Mrs Sunderland on many occasions.

He attended – and sang at – the meeting on 4th December 1888 which was to discuss the details of the Mrs Sunderland Competition

Garner, Rev William
[1902-1881] Born in Kegworth.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1836]

Garnet, Rev Henry Eli
[1827-1875] Son of John Garnet.

He was educated at Barkisland Green School, Heath Grammar School, and Trinity College Dublin and went on to be Vicar of St Anne's Church, Lydgate, Saddleworth [1865-1875]

Garnet, John
[17??-18??] A weaver of Lane Top, Midgley.

On 24th March 1808, his wife – attended by Mr Dyneley of Hebden Bridge – gave birth to 4 living girls.

A newspaper reported

One of the children died soon after birth, the other three are likely to do well and have been baptised

Garnet, John
[1781-1853]

He was a manufacturer [1843].

He married Jennett Hadfield [1782-1854].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ellen [1817-1899] who was a schoolteacher and married John Greenwood
  3. Mary Ann [1820-1881] who never married
  4. William
  5. Martha [1823-1893] who never married
  6. Benjamin who emigrated to Australia [1853]
  7. Henry Eli

Garnet, Mr: [17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

Garnet, John
[1816-1903] Of Luddenden.

Son of John Garnet.

He was a student at Ewood Hall / a manufacturer of Elland [1843] / an Inland Revenue Officer with postings in England, Scotland and Ireland

On 6th April 1843, he married Judith Murgatroyd in Halifax.


Judith was the daughter of Henry Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1844-1844]
  2. John [1845-1845]
  3. Anna Elizabeth [1847-1922] who was born in Hendon, Wiltshire
  4. Mary [1850-1861] who was born in Cumbria
  5. Jeanette [1853-1860]

In 1851, Judith and her daughters Anna Eliza and Mary were visitors at The Greave, Midgley with Judith's brother Hartley Murgatroyd

Garnet, William
[1821-1898] Son of John Garnet.

He was a textile designer.

They lived at

He never married.

Living with him [in 1871] were his siblings Ellen & Martha.

Living with him in 1891 was his sister Ellen, widow of John Greenwood

Garnett & Rhodes
Quarry owners.

In May 1882, there was an auction of several lots of their property at Haugh Shaw Estate, Upper Haugh Shaw House, Higgin Lane, Southowram, Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram, and Southowram main road

Garnett & Robinson
Wool and waste dealers at West Vale.

Partners included Eli Garnett and Jesse Robinson.

The partnership was dissolved in September 1873 when Eli Garnett retired

Garnett, Archie W.
[1891-1918] Son of Jane & Walter James Garnett of 7 Lilac Street, Lee Mount, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Mary K. Middleton in Halifax.

They lived at 13 Virginia Street, Southport.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He died 27th March 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [52-54]

Garnett, Clifford
[1896-1917] MM, DCM.

Son of Joseph Garnett.

Born in Halifax

He was a machine tenter in flannel mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with B Company 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 18th August 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Perth Cemetery (China Wall) [I E 27].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1916] for gallant conduct.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [January 1917]


for carrying a Liverpool NCO to safety under heavy shell fire
 

His uncle George Arthur Culpan also died in the War

Garnett, Ely
[1833-1901] Or Eli.

Born in Halifax.

He was wool and noil merchant / waste dealer [1871] / partner in Garnett & Robinson [until he retired 1873] / wool & waste merchant [1881].

He established Ely Garnett & Son Limited.

On 23rd September 1854, he married Matilda Speak [1833-1896] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1858-1927] who was a woollen piecer [1871], a dress maker [1881] and never married
  2. Hannah [1862-1896] who was a woollen piecer [1871], a dress maker [1881] and married John James Cragg
  3. Emma [1864-1872]
  4. Joseph [1867-1839]
  5. James [1869-1946] who was a waste dealer [1903], a wool dealer [1908]
  6. Emily [1873-1923] who never married

The family lived at

Ely died at Lowfield House [9th January 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,933 7/5d. Probate was granted to his children, James, Mary Ann, and Emily, and John James Cragg

Garnett's: Ely Garnett & Son Limited
Elland. Shoddy, wool, noil and waste merchants founded by Ely Garnett around 1861.

The business was at Cocker's Mill just above Elland Bridge.

At one time, this was the oldest family-run business in Elland

Garnett's: J. Garnett & Company
Cigar merchant at 1c Burnley Road, Halifax

Garnett, James
[18??-18??] Of Bingley.

He was a linen draper [1831].

On 20th October 1831, he married Elizabeth Crossley at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Catherine Hannah [1833-1861] who married John Carr Bottomley
  2. Elizabeth [b 1834]
  3. Martha Elizabeth [b 1834] who died at the age of 3 months

Elizabeth, Martha Elizabeth and other members of the family, were buried at Square Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel became derelict, the gravestones were taken to a yard at Dean Clough. They disappeared in 1982, and in 2010 they were found by Council workers in undergrowth in Exley Cemetery. It is proposed to return the gravestones to the Square Chapel. Photographs of the gravestones can be seen on a separate page 

Garnett, James
[1839-1918] Son of John Garnett.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cigar merchant [1880].

On 24th December 1866, he married (1) Jane Frater [1837-18??] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

On 14th January 1880, he married (2) Margaret Boocock [1850-1934] at Halifax Parish Church.


Margaret, of Soyland, was born in Ripponden, the daughter of William Boocock, gardener
 

The family lived at

  • Rochdale Road, Skircoat [1871, 1891]
  • 3 Rochdale Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 3 Primrose View, King Cross, Halifax [1918]

Living with him [in 1901, 1911] was nephew Eli Garnett Priestley

James died 15th February 1918.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,772 3/10d.

Probate was granted to James Garnett (dealer) & Eli Garnett (merchant) 

Garnett, John
[17??-18??] He was a worsted spinner or wire drawer at Jowler Mill, Luddenden [1818].

He was a member of the Luddenden Reading Society.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Jonathan
  2. (possibly) John

He lived at Holme House, Warley

Garnett, John
[1744-1829] Manufacturer of Luddendenfoot

Garnett, John
[18??-18??] He married Maria Crabtree.

Children:

  1. Martha [1850-1907] who was a dressmaker [1871], and married John Booth Fawthrop
  2. Emily [1846-1896] who married Frederick Fawthrop

Garnett, John
[18??-18??] He was a stone mason [1879] / a delver [1880].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1860-1916] who married Sam Priestley
  2. James

Garnett, John
[1817-18??] Born in Warley.

He was a manager for Appleyard's at Hebble Mill, Wheatley / manager at a worsted factory [1861] / a worsted spinner [1871].

He married Sarah Calvert.


Sarah was the daughter of John Calvert
 

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Hannah [b 1851]
  3. Ellen Calbert [b 1853]
  4. Lois [b 1855]

The family lived at

Garnett, John
[1887-19??] Son of Walter Garnett.

After leaving school [1904], he worked with a firm of top-makers in Bradford. He joined his father in I. & I. Calvert [late 1905].

In 1929, he formed a private limited company, and I. & I. Calvert became I. & I. Calvert Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Onslow
  2. Peter

His sons joined the family business

Garnett, Jonathan
[17??-18??] (Possibly) son of John Garnett.

He was at Jowler Mill, Luddenden [1827-1839]

Garnett, Joseph
[1840-1903] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1864].

On 26th June 1864, he married Susannah Dyson [1842-1919] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [1865-1919]
  2. Alfred [1866-1928]

Joseph died at 34 New Street Southowram [5th July 1903].

Susannah died in Southowram on the 19/12/1919.

All the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [F 22]

Garnett, Joseph
[1875-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a domestic coachman [1901] / a domestic chauffeur [1911].

In 1895, he married Mary Emma Pagett [1876-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Emma was born in Halifax, the illegitimate daughter of Phoebe Pagett, and stepdaughter of
Samuel Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. Clifford
  2. Ivy [b 1900]
  3. Emily [b 1904]
  4. Milton [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 8 Kelton Square, Halifax [1901]
  • Greenbank, Horsforth, Greenfield near Oldham [1911]

During World War I, he served as a Private and was in France [1917].

Son Clifford died in World War I

Garnett, Nathaniel
[17??-18??] Manufacturer at Garnett's Mill, Midgley [1842]

Garnett, Peter
[19??-19??] Son of John Garnett.

He succeeded his brother Onslow in the family business, I. & I. Calvert Limited

Garnett, Samuel
[1809-1900] Of Sowerby Bridge.

He was a stone mason [1841, 1851, 1861] / a retired mason [1871] / a rent agent [1881] / deaf [1891] / a timekeeper during the construction of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway / a bass singer with Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a member of the Lily of the Valley Lodge Oddfellows / a member of Sowerby Bridge Local Board [1863-1869]

In 1839, he married (1) Mary Booth [1819-1862] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1837-1862] who married David Boocock
  2. Hannah [1838-1839]
  3. Sarah [b 1840]
  4. John Daniel [1843-1849]
  5. Maria [b 1847]
  6. Eliza [1849-1852]
  7. child who died in infancy

On 14th December 1863, he married (2) Harriet Lumb [1813-1899] from Warley, in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Bolton Brow, Skircoat [1841]
  • Chapel Lane, Skircoat [1851]
  • Morley's House, Chapel Street, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 68 Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Samuel died [aged 91] at his daughter's house in Cleckheaton. Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Garnett, Walter
[1848-1929] Son of John Garnett.

He was a market man for Appleyard's at Hebble Mill, Wheatley / a worsted manufacturer at Halifax / a worsted spinner [1911].

He joined I. & I. Calvert [1882].

He was responsible for the buying and selling of the firm's materials.

Until 1885, the firm was spinning white yarn, but at Walter's suggestion, they began to produce coloured yarns.

In 1893, he registered a patent for

an anti-friction arrangement in spinning and twisting frames

In 1877, he married Elizabeth Rylance Briggs [1852-1933] from Whitefield, Lancashire, in the Bury district.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Edith Mary [b 1878]
  3. Bertha Edna [b 1880]
  4. Nora Helen [b 1882]
  5. Margaret Alice [b 1886] who married Captain B. Whitaker

The family lived at

He died at the age of 80 in March 1929, and had been with Calvert's for 47 years.

See Thomas Wadsworth

Garnett, Walter Onslow
[1919-1958] Son of John Garnett.

He joined the family business, I. & I. Calvert Limited [1937]. He became Managing Director.

He wrote Wainstalls Mills, a History of I. & I. Calvert Limited.

In 1943, he married Eileen (Elaine) Connatty [1919-1???] in Kensington.

Children:

  1. Hilary
  2. Jaqueline
  3. Simon

He was killed in a car accident [22nd August 1958].

He was succeeded in business by his brother Peter

Garnett, William
[17??-18??] Of Broadfold.

Recorded in 1786, when he paid £2 2/- to James Wood for a pair of looms.

He was Midgley Overseer [1796]

Garnham, Clifford Edward
[1885-1917] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Honourable Artillery Company.

He died of wounds in hospital in the UK [20th February 1917] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Rosary Cemetery, Norwich [B 4/181]

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

Garrad, Rev J.
[19??-] Member of the Brighouse Team Parish with responsibility for St John's Church, Clifton [199?]

Garrard, A.
[18??-19??] Tailor, hatter and outfitter at Borough House, Brighouse [1895]

Garratt, Herbert
[1880-19??] He was Deputy Town Clerk at Burnley before becoming Town Clerk of Todmorden [1913]. His salary was £400 per year

Garratt, Reginald Henry Hobson
[1921-1942] Son of Laura Johnstone & Walter Reginald Garratt of Brighouse.

He died 2nd June 1942 (aged 21).

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with 49 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was buried at the Heverlee War Cemetery [8 F 1-5]

Garrett, Mrs John
[17??-18??] Of Lane Top, Midgley. In 1808, she gave birth to quadruplets – all girls – all of whom survived

Garrett, Rev R. C.
[18??-19??] He was curate at Stourbridge before becoming Vicar of St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1936]. In 1944, he was appointed perpetual curate at Beeston Hill, Leeds

Garrett, Thomas
[1919-1942] Son of Mary & V. A. Garrett of 23 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge.

He worked for Willey & Pearson Limited at Scarborough Mills, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 124 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was killed in action [1st June 1942].

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial [35]

Garsed, David
[1796-1870] He was a cloth dresser [1841] / a cloth dresser master employing 8 men [1851] / a woollen manufacturer employing 60 men & 10 boys [1861].

On 9th December 1834, he married Ann Robinson [1811-1892] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1835-1877] who was a cloth dresser [1861]
  2. Mary [1837-1867]
  3. Jabez [1839-1840]
  4. Delia [1840-1919] who married Thomas Parkinson
  5. Elizabeth [1842-1922] who was a pupil-teacher in the National School [1861]
  6. Samuel Garside
  7. Jabez
  8. Albert [1845-1901] who was a wool slubber [1871]
  9. John Law
  10. Allen [1853-1853]

The family lived at Spa Well, Elland [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871].

David died at Spa Well [25th November 1870].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,000.

Probate was granted to his widow Ann

In 1871, Ann was running the business and listed as

a woollen cloth manufacturer employing 29 men, 31 women, 6 boys & 4 girls

See David Garsed

Garsed's: David Garsed
Recorded in 1881.

Woollen manufacturer at Spa Field Mills, Elland [1905].

See David Garsed Samuel Garsed

Garsed, David
[1871-1952] LLB.

Son of Samuel Garsed.

He was an articled clerk [1891] – he qualified [March 1896] / a solicitor [1901] / Halifax solicitor with David Garsed & Son [1934].

On 9th December 1903, he married Alice Walker [1870-1919] at Elland Parish Church.


Alice was born in Higher Broughton, Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Samuel Walker
  2. Dorothy Gwendoline [b 1906]
  3. Kathleen [1908-1984]

In 1926, he bought Holywell House, Holywell Green.

The family lived at

  • 96 Southgate, Elland [1919]
  • 12 Elm View, Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1952]

Alice died 27th March 1919.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £129 3/7d.

Probate was granted to her husband.

David died at Union Street, Halifax [20th July 1952].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,996 4/5d.

Probate was granted to his son Samuel Walker, Kenneth Garsed (solicitor), and Kenneth William Howarth (chartered accountant) 

Garsed's: David Garsed & Son
Legal firm at Prudential Assurance Buildings, Halifax [1936] and Elland.

Partners included David Garsed and Samuel Walker Garsed

Garsed, J. L.
[18??-19??] Of Halifax.

In December 1887, he filed a patent for

improvements in egg boilers

Garsed, Jabez
[1844-1909] Son of David Garsed.

He was an overlooker woollen power looms [1861] / a woollen manufacturer at Spa Field Mills, Elland.

He lived at Townfield House, Elland [1905]

Garsed, John
[18??-18??] Cloth dresser at Elland.

In July 1843, he was declared bankrupt

Garsed, John Law
[1850-1918] Son of David Garsed.

He was a solicitor's articled clerk [1871] / a solicitor [1900].

On 25th October 1900, he married Jessie Aitken at Elland Parish Church.


Jessie, of Bank Field, Elland, was the daughter of Robert Walker Aitken, architect
 

Children:

  1. son [b 1906]

The family lived at North House, Elland

Garsed, Samuel
[1844-1906] Son of David Garsed.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton spinner [1861] / a woollen manufacturer of the firm David Garsed [1881] / a woollen manufacturer [1891, 1901].

On 15th July 1869, he married Martha Bottomley [1846-1919] from Huddersfield, at Halifax Parish Church

Children:

  1. Mary [1869-1872]
  2. David
  3. John Garsed [1873-1920] who was a cloth finisher [1891, 1901]

The family lived at

  • Victoria Road, Elland [1881]
  • Wood Lea, Elland [1901, 1906]

Samuel died 16th November 1906.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,546 14/7d.

Probate was granted to John Wood (cashier), and John Lockwood Thompson (coal merchant) 

There is a memorial stone for Samuel at Southgate Methodist Church

Garsed, Samuel Walker
[1904-1980] MA, BCL, LLB.

Son of David Garsed

He was Halifax solicitor with David Garsed & Son [1934] – he qualified [February 1930] / a solicitor [1952]

Garsed, Shaw
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel [1911]

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

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

Garside & Derrington
Brass founders at Clarence Works, Halifax [1937].

Their products included


Foster patent lubricator
Neerfail patent reducing valve
Langwell compression joints

Garside's: George E. Garside & Waring
Auctioneers and valuers at 4 Carlton Place, Halifax [1905]

Garside's: John Garside & Sons
Machine makers, engineers and millwrights at Adelaide Works, Greetland [1905] and Copley Mills.

In June 1886, John Garside, George Garside, Thomas Garside, and John William Garside of West Vale filed a patent for

improvements in milling machinery

Gartland, Thomas
[1915-1945] Son of Mary (née Hannah) & Thomas Gartland of Halifax, who married in Halifax [q2/1905].

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount & Halifax Secondary School.

In [Q1] 1937, he married Connie Robinson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Peter [b 1937] who married [Q4 1962] Susan E. Ward

The family lived at 62 Woodside View, Halifax.

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

He died 20th April 1945 (aged 30).

He was buried at the Argenta Gap War Cemetery [II A 13].

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

In [Q2] 1947, Connie married Paul Milnes in Halifax

Gartside, Benjamin
[17??-1817] On 12th April 1817, he and Benjamin Micklethwaite were executed at the Tyburn, York for a burglary near Halifax.

Gartside's Charity
Recorded in 1823. The Charity gave about 53 yards of linen cloth a year to the Township of Todmorden. The cloth was distributed by the Overseer to deserving cases and could be made into sheets or shifts.

See Reuben Haigh

Gartside, Clarence
[1892-1915] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He died 29th September 1915 (aged 23).

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gartside, Joseph
[1???-18??] In 1838, he had a business at Cote Hill Bobbin Mill

Garvey, Christopher William
[1918-1944] Son of Mary & James Garvey of Halifax.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Charles Horner Limited.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Dorothy Robinson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joan [b 1938]

The family lived at 3 Ringby Terrace, Boothtown.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1944 (aged 26).

He was buried at the Leopoldsburg War Cemetery [V E 11].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Garwood, Frank
[19??-19??] He lived at Hangingroyd House, Hebden Bridge.

He married Margaret Clegg.

Children:

  1. son [b 1943]
  2. daughter [b 1946]

Gas Works

Gas Works Road Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Bridge which carries Gas Works Road over the Calder to join Mearclough Road. Built in 1818. It was widened around 1850. Built by Aydon & Elwell for Thomas Fearnside & Son.

See Chain Bridge, Sowerby Bridge

Gascoigne, Rev John
[18??-19??] He trained at Rotherham College before becoming Minister at Warley Congregational Church [February 1884]. He moved to Brampton [1887], Hyde [1895], and Wakefield [1899]

Gascoigne, Thomas John
[1857-1890] Born in Knaresborough [Q4 1857].

In [Q2] 1883, he married Florence Nightingale King

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1884]

Thomas John died in Knaresborough [Q3 1890] (aged 32).

In 1905, Florence married (2) Walter Holroyd Oates

Gaskell, James
[1837-1878] Born in Stockport, Cheshire.

He was an accountant [1871].

On 23rd November 1870, he married Mary Alice Wylde at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Children:

  1. Edith Elizabeth [1871-1934]
  2. Edward Wylde [b 1872] who went to live in South Africa

In 1871, the couple were living at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge with his brother-in-law John William Helm and his mother-in-law Ellen Wylde.

He died at 6 Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge [19th April 1878].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,500. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Alice, his brother George Gaskell of Manchester (book keeper) and John William Helm.

After James's death, Mary Alice married her brother-in-law John William Helm

Gaskin, Aminadab
[1845-1886] Of Halifax.

A newspaper article of 13th February 1864 announced


AMINADAB GASKIN, late of
Isle of Man Yard was, in June last year, convicted of gambling in Southowram, but the penalty of 15/10d not having been paid, he was doomed to sit in the stocks at Southowram for three hours on Tuesday
 

Gassed, James
[17??-1???] Coiner of Soyland

Gate House, Midgley
The Midgley family owned property here

Gate House, Southowram
Owners and tenants have included

Gatehouse, Kirklees Nunnery
The early 16th century gatehouse to Kirklees Nunnery is the only surviving part of the Nunnery. The small building with its timbered gable is impressive, though falling into disrepair.

This was the only place that visitors to the Nunnery – especially male visitors – were allowed. Anyone seeking help or medical aid would have been treated here. Robin Hood is said to have died here.

In 2002, plans were approved to convert the gatehouse into a holiday flat and office.

This one of several buildings at Kirklees Park which are on English Heritage's Buildings At Risk Register.

Gates, Bill
[1955-] Founder of the computer software company Microsoft had roots in the Halstead family of Halifax.

David Glover believes he was descended from Jonas Halstead by the following family line:

  * Jonas Halstead
  * The Maxwell family
  * James Willard Maxwell Jnr
  * Mary Maxwell who married William Henry Gates
  * Bill Gates

The Gath Electrical Engineering Company
Electricians, electric apparatus dealers, telephone engineers at Westgate, Elland [1905], 20 Horton Street, Halifax [1905, 1920], (Head Office & Showrooms) Southgate, Halifax [1920], Victoria Road, Elland [1920], and Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1920].

In 1920, their advertisements said that they

incorporated the business of E. Sykes, late of King Cross Street

Recorded in 1936, when they were listed at Wards End, Halifax

See J. H. Gath

Gath, J. H.
[18??-19??] Manager at The Gath Electrical Engineering Company [1905]

Gath, James
[1821-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was a beer shop keeper [1851].


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

 

Around 1842, he married Sarah [1822-1???].


Sarah was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1842]
  2. Joseph [b 1845]
  3. Emma [b 1850]

The family lived at 10 Bradford Road [1851]

Gath, Joseph
[1???-18??] A corn miller in Brighouse.

On 1st April 1866, he was found suspended by a rope from the stair rail of his house, and nearly died. He was charged with attempting to hang himself.

The Court heard that his wife's habitual drunkenness was the cause of his attempt. His wife attended the Court in a state of inebriety, and was ordered to be kept in custody. Gath was discharged

Gath, Samuel
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

He was one of the town's trustees for Halifax.

In 1782, he sold a plot of land in Halifax

to build an engine house upon

He occupied Room 42 on the Colonnade of the Piece Hall [1787].

In 1787, he subscribed towards a new peal of bells for Halifax Parish Church

Gath, Sarah Mrs
[1???-18??] She appears under Gentry & Clergy in town directories at Gibbet Street [1834] and at 30 Gibbet Street [1837]


Question: Does anyone know if she was connected to any of the other Gaths here?

 

Gath, Thomas
[1846-1922] Born in Halifax.

He was farmer / master brewer (employer) [1871] / landlord of the Three Horse Shoes, Claremount [1871].

In [Q2] 1868, he married Sarah Ann Colbeck [1840-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Leeds or Dewsbury
 

Living with them at the Three Horse Shoes in 1871, were Thomas's siblings: John [b 1852] (dyer), and Susannah [b 1855] (bar servant) 

Gath, William
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Haley Hill, Halifax

Gath, William
[17??-18??] Of North Bridge, Halifax.

He was one of the town's trustees for Halifax.

He occupied Room 24 on the Colonnade of the Piece Hall [1787].

In 1809, he subscribed 1 guinea to a fund for the celebration of the jubilee of George III in Halifax

Gathorn, David
[17??-18??] Patten & last maker at Woolshops, Halifax [1816]

Gaubert Hall, Lightcliffe
St Giles Road. Aka Gawbert Hall, Gawbutt Hall.

Owners and tenants have included

The artist Lumb Stocks was born here.

In the 19th century stone, Joseph Brooke had a quarry here. The house stood opposite Yew Tree, Hipperholme.

Gaubert Hall Quarry occupies the site today

Gauke, James
[1795-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Gaukrodger, John
[1835-1910] Son of Charles Gaukroger.

Born in Halifax.

In 1843, he went to New Zealand aboard the Indus.

In 1844 he went to Foxhill, and remained there until 1858, when he left for Australia.

He was the champion shearer of Australasia, and set the record of 222 sheep in 8 hours at Callan Doon station, on the borders of New South Wales and Queensland.

On his return to New Zealand, he spent 12 years in various parts, chiefly Canterbury, and finally settled at Foxhill, where he kept the Foxhill Inn for 30 years.

He left the hotel, and lived in retirement at Foxhill until his death [27th May 1910].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Arthur who married [1901] Emily, daughter of the late Mr K. R. Fellowes, of Waitapa
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. son
  6. son
  7. son
  8. son

An obituary records that

He was 75 years of age at the time of his death, and was therefore a colonist of 67 years' standing.

He was a widower, his wife having predeceased him many years ago, and seven sons, six of whom live in New South Wales and Queensland; one is manager of a station carrying 200,000 sheep, and 3 jointly conduct a large butchering business; one son lost his life in a buggy accident on the 11th of October 1903.

He was a keen lover of horses, and a capable judge, and frequently officiated in this capacity at agricultural shows.

For many years he was a member of the General Committee of the Nelson Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and also a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, his advice to the latter body on all matters pertaining to the welfare of animals being valued and appreciated

Gaukrodger, Richard
[1848-1896] Born in Ovenden.

He was

On 5th March 1867, he married Harriet Habergham [1848-1878] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Harriet was born in Soyland, the illegitimate daughter of Mary Habergham (father unknown), and granddaughter of
Nehemiah Habergham
 

Children:

  1. Frederick [1867-1927]
  2. Joseph Sladen [1869-1921]
  3. Hannah [b 1873]
  4. Winifred [1875-1901]
  5. Richard [1878-1879]

By 1878, Richard was a lodging-house keeper and they were living in York Street, Leeds.

Harriet died 12th December 1878 in Leeds after a domestic argument, on the 9th December, with her husband during which a clay smoking pipe was thrust up her nostril fracturing her skull.

On 29th January 1879, at Leeds, Richard was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Harriet. He was sentenced to 21 calendar months, and served his sentence in Armley Jail.

Richard died in Leeds.

daughter Winifred was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Gaukrodger, Thomas William
[1866-1900] Born in Halifax

He was a coach driver [1889].

On 6th July 1889, he married Annis Wright at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Annis was the daughter of
Titus Wright
 

Thomas William died in Salford [1900].

Annis died in Halifax [1914]

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

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

Gaukroger & Fleming
Corn dealers of Halifax. Partners included William Gaukroger and Frederick Green Fleming.

A notice in the London Gazette of 23rd January 1863 announced

The partnership between William Gaukroger and Frederick Green Fleming, trading as Gaukroger & Fleming, corn dealers of Halifax, was dissolved. The business to be carried on by Frederick Green Fleming

Gaukroger & Shackleton
Cotton spinners at Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Manchester.

Partners included J. Gaukroger and W. Shackleton.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1866

Gaukroger & Slater
Cotton spinners at Hebble End Mill. Partners included James Gaukroger, Titus Gaukroger, and William Slater.

In 1854, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Gaukroger Farm, Sowerby
See Upper Gaukroger, Sowerby

Gaukroger's: George Gaukroger & Son
Card makers at Savile Mill, Halifax [1850]

Gaukroger's: J. Gaukroger & Son
Tailors and outfitters at 86 King Cross Street, Halifax [1899]

Gaukroger, Sykes
Brass and iron founders at New Bank, Halifax [1897].

They moved to Spring Hall Lane, Pellon.

Richard Edwin Hattersley was secretary, then a director of the firm.

In 1910, United Brass Founders & Engineers Limited was established

Gaukroger, Sykes & Roberts Limited
Gun metal steam fitting specialists and steam fitting manufacturers at Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1905]. Established by James William Gaukroger

Gaukroger's: T., E., J. & Y. Gaukroger
Cotton spinners at Heptonstall and Manchester.

Partners included T. Gaukroger, E. Gaukroger, J. Gaukroger and Y. Gaukroger.

The partnership was dissolved in April 1862

Gaukroger's: Titus Gaukroger & Son
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge and Upper Lumb Mills [1861].

In October 1858, they were charged with working their employees too late in the evening. The company pleaded guilty and apologised, and were fined £5 9/6d.

See James Gaukroger and Titus Gaukroger

Gaumont cinema
A later name for the Picture House, Halifax

Gaunt, Foster & Hill
Legal firm at Permanent Chambers, Alexandra Street, Halifax [1934].

See John Henry Hill and A. N. Hoole

Gaunt, George Henry
[1851-19??] Born in Wortley, Leeds.

He was a gentleman (private means) [1911].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Ada Wilson [1860-19??] from Ossett, in Bramley.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1888]
  2. Rowland [b 1891] who was a cloth designer [1911]
  3. Mary Caroline [b 1893]
  4. Clara [b 1896]
  5. Edgar [b 1898]

The family lived at 97 Waterloo Crescent / Savile Park Road, Halifax [1911]

Gaunt, Henry
[1878-1957] He was a farmer and publican at the New Rock, Barkisland [1908-1939].

On 29th April 1908, he married (1) Mary Haigh [1879-1940] at Christ Church, Bradford.


Mary came from Shettleston, Glasgow
 

Children:

  1. Ellen Hilton [1909-1982]

Mary died in 1940.

She was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [854] (no headstone).

In [Q4] 1940, he married (2) Josephine Smith Charter [1889-1962] in Halifax.

Henry (possibly) died in 1957 in Wharfedale

Gautier, Joseph Charles
[17??-18??] Merchant. He had business at occupied Hoyle House Mill.

He lived at Hoyle House, Warley.

In 1791, he built a warehouse in nearby Meadow Close. This was used as a cotton mill and was later demolished.

In 1774, he was churchwarden at Sowerby.

He was one of the original trustees of Warley Grammar School

Gauxholme
District of Calderdale south of Todmorden on the road to Lancashire.

See Hudsonites

Gauxholme Canal Warehouse
Bacup Road, Todmorden. Built when the canal opened in 1798. Stands near the Gauxholme Locks

Gauxholme High Lock
Lock #24 on the Rochdale Canal. Built around 1798. It has a double set of bottom gates to take the 57½ ft long vessels of the Calder & Hebble Canal. Gauxholme Canal Warehouse is nearby

Gauxholme Low Lock
Lock #22 on the Rochdale Canal. Built around 1798. It has a double set of bottom gates to take the 57½ ft long vessels of the Calder & Hebble Canal. Gauxholme Canal Warehouse is nearby

Gauxholme Middle Lock
Lock #23 on the Rochdale Canal. Built around 1798. It has a double set of bottom gates to take the 57½ ft long vessels of the Calder & Hebble Canal. Gauxholme Canal Warehouse is nearby

Gauxholme Railway Bridge
Aka Skew Bridge.

The railway crosses the Rochdale Canal twice at Gauxholme by way of the stone viaduct, and this 101 ft long cast-iron canal bridge.

This was built in 1840 by George Stephenson and T. L. Gooch for the Manchester-Leeds Railway.

It has been described as

the most outstanding railway bridge on the line

The iron bridge crosses 40 ft above the canal and is at an angle of 27° to the canal.

See Todmorden Station

See Gauxholme road bridge

Gauxholme Road Bridge
Bacup Road. Gauxholme Arch Bridge #31 carries the A681 over the Rochdale Canal.

See Gauxholme Railway Bridge

Gauxholme Stones Farm, Walsden
Rochdale Road. Early 18th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Gauxholme Toll House

Gauxholme Viaduct
The railway crosses the Rochdale Canal twice at Gauxholme by way of this 17-arch stone viaduct, and the cast-iron canal bridge.

This was constructed in 1840 by George Stephenson.

Invitations to tender for the contract for the construction of the viaduct were advertised in April 1838. It was to commence on the south-west side of the westerly crossing of the Rochdale Canal at Gauxholme, and terminate on the north-east side of the turnpike from Todmorden to Haslingden, a length of about 320 yards.

See Todmorden Station

Gauxholme Workhouse
This is now a private house.

See Amanda Haigh, Luke Jackson, William Lord, Todmorden Union Workhouse and Union Sunday School, Gauxholme

Gavaghan, Charles
[1911-1945] Son of Mary Elizabeth & John Gavaghan of Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1949, he married Annie Mcnicholas in Todmorden.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 10th May 1945 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Oslo Western Civil Cemetery [2 A 2]

Gavros, Dennis
[19??-] From New Zealand. Speedway rider with the Halifax Dukes.

He retired and went to New Zealand

Gawbert Hall

Gawbutt Hall

Gawthorpe, Herbert Edward
[1920-1940] Son of Annie & George Henry Gawthorpe of 4 Belle Vue Place, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was educated at St Augustine's School, Halifax Modern School, & Halifax Tech / a fast bowler / a member of Halifax Baptist Cricket Club & Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club / employed by Butler's at Mile Thorn / a member of the Territorials.

During World War II, he was called-up [September 1939], and served as a Serjeant with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in the Battle of France [11th June 1940] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Blosseville-sur-Mer Churchyard [1 3], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gawthorpe, James Smith
[1890-1915]

The Gawthrop family of Northowram
Associated with Dean Stones Estate, Northowram

Gay, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Pastor at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1894-1898]

Gay, John
[1909-1999] Internationally famous photographer.

He was born Hans Gohler in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in 1933 he and several friends moved to England when Hitler became Chancellor in 1933.

He settled in Halifax. He changed his name of that of the English poet and dramatist.

In 1942, he married Marie Arnheim and the couple moved to Highgate, London.

He was celebrated for his photographs of railway stations, graveyards and country scenes, and of literary personalities including Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Terence Rattigan, Vita Sackville-West, and Dylan Thomas

Gay, Sydney B.
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Greetland [1905]

Gay, Rev Walter
[18??-19??] Minister at Thornfield United Free Methodist Church, Greetland [1905]

Gaynor, Mr
[17??-18??] Of Rastrick. He was one of a local gang involved in the Luddite attack on Rawfolds Mill on 11th April 1812. As the gang made their way to Dumb Steeple, they were stopped by police. Gaynor ran back to Rastrick and met the sexton of St Matthew's, Rastrick as the church bell struck midnight.

At the trial of those involved in the attack, the sexton corroborated the time and Gaynor was found Not Guilty since it was not possible for him to have got back to Rastrick by midnight

Gaytington, Thomas of

Geary, Father Joseph
[18??-1???] Priest at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax [1870-1882].

In the 1870s, he set up missions in Hebden Bridge and Luddendenfoot

Gedge, Rev Hugh Somerville
[1844-1923] Curate at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1868].

In 1898, he and his wife were badly injured in a railway accident at Wellingborough.

He became a Canon at Peterborough

Gee, Benjamin
[1812-1869] He was a woolcomber [1841] / a farmer 10 acres [1851, 1861].

On 27th May 1833, he married Mary Habergham [1814-1871] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of George Habergham
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte [1834-1914] who married George Lumb
  2. Mary Ann [1835-1906]
  3. Betty [1837-1892]
  4. George [1839-1906]
  5. Hannah [1846-1927] who married Thomas Whiteley
  6. Richard [1848-1922]
  7. Monimea / Manimia [1850-1914]
  8. Benjamin [1852-1916]
  9. James [1854-1944]
  10. Emma [1858-1936]

The family lived at

  • Slack, Barkisland [1841, 1851]
  • Cob Clough, Barkisland [1861]

He died 26th August 1869.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Gee, Benjamin
[1882-1916] Son of Edward Gee.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cloth presser [1901] / a cloth presser (woollen & worsted) [1911].

In 1904, he married Mary Hannah Furness [1879-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ina [b 1908]

The family lived at Thorn Street, Stainland [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B]

Gee, Edward
[1847-19??] Son of George Gee, weaver.

Born in Stainland.

He was a weaver of Stainland [1874] / a worsted weaver [1881, 1891] / a road mender [1901]

In 1874, he married Mary Wood [1849-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary, of Stainland, was born in Slaithwaite, the daughter of Joseph Wood
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1875] who was a woollen weaver [1891], a wool comber [1901]
  2. Ruth A [b 1877] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a wool sorter [1901]
  3. Mary H [b 1880] who was a paper maker [1891], a worsted drawer [1901]
  4. Benjamin
  5. Ernest [b 1885] who was a waggon runner up [1901]
  6. Joe Edward [b 1887]
  7. Annie [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • New Laith, Stainland [1881, 1891]
  • Forest Hill, Stainland [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law James Wood [b  1844] (woollen weaver) 

Gee, Elijah
[18??-1???]

He married Elizabeth [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Elizabeth & Elijah were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Gee, Joseph
[18??-19??] Dyer at Scarr Bottom Mills, Greetland [1905]

Gee, Joseph
[1827-1903] Farmer of 16 acres at Soyland [1881].

In 1853, he married Ann Whiteley [1835-1909] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1858]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1865]
  3. Emma [b 1870]
  4. Fred [b 1873]
  5. Whiteley

The family lived at

  • Moor Fields, Soyland [1881]
  • Sunny Bank Farm, Soyland [1901]

Gee, Richard
[1852-1922] Born in Manchester.

He was a mechanic & turner.

In 1880, he married Sarah Ann Farrow [1854-1925] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Scarborough
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1880]
  2. George Farrow [b 1882]
  3. Jane Gertrude [b 1884]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1887]
  5. Richard

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 17 Lime Street, Lee Mount [1891, 1901, 1911]

Gee, Richard
[1895-1918] Son of Richard Gee.

Born in Halifax.

He worked in the finishing department of Standeven & Company Limited at Ladyship Mills, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [31st August 1918].

He was buried at the Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt [IV C 15].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Standeven Roll of Honour.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918]

Gee, Rev Robert
[19??-] Minister at Lindwell Primitive Methodist Church, Greetland [2002] and Greetland Methodist Church [2002]

Gee, Thomas
[1887-1918] Son of Elijah Gee.

Born in Holmfirth.

Baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland [24th August 1888].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [24th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [26 & 27], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland

Gee, Whiteley
[1877-1962] Son of Joseph Gee.

He was branch manager at the Lower Godley Co-Op, Rishworth [1911].

In 1928, he left to go into business as a general dealer, grocer and confectioner at his shop near Denton Bridge, Kebroyd. The shop closed in the 1970s and is now private house.

In 1904, he married Mary Sykes [1877-19??] at Halifax.

The family lived at Lower Godley, Rishworth [1911].

Gee, William
[1888-1916] Son of Catherine & Edward Gee of Sale, Manchester.

In [Q4] 1912, he married Amena Nita Pilling in Wigan.

They lived at 41 Eagle Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz [II F 9]

Gegg, Rev Walter Buchanan
[1860-1930] BA.

He was educated at Queen's College Oxford / ordained at St Anne's Church, Southowram [1886].

On 30th April 1889, he married Amy Olivia Wightman at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Amy Olivia was the daughter of William Wightman
 

In 1919, he changed his name to Wightman, his wife's maiden name

Gelder, A.
[18??-19??] He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1945]

Gelder, Edward
[1826-1???] Son of John Gelder

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver [1841] / a delver of Northowram [1847] / a stone delver dresser [1851] / a flag facer [1861, 1871] / a stone quarryman [1881].

In 1847, he married Sarah Wood [1828-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Ovenden, was born in Northowram, the daughter of Isaac Wood, delver
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1849] who was a cordwainer [1861], a stone flag facer [1871]
  2. Eliza [b 1850] who was a worsted spinner [1861] [1871]
  3. Ellen [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a worsted weaver [1881]
  4. Edwin
  5. Rhoda [b 1863] who was a worsted twister [1881]
  6. Samson [b 1866] who was a worsted mill hand [1881]

The family lived at

  • 8 Village, Northowram [1851]
  • Sutcliffe Buildings, Upper Lane, Northowram [1861]
  • Upper Lane, Northowram [1871]
  • Sutcliffe Row, Upper Lane, Northowram [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] were granddaughter Ada Gelder [b  1868] and sister-in-law Elizabeth Wood [b 1824].

Living with them [in 1881] were granddaughter Alice Gelder [b  1875] and sister-in-law Elizabeth Wood [b 1824]

Gelder, Edwin
[1861-19??] Son of Edward Gelder.

Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a stone flag facer (quarry) [1891] / a quarryman of Penrose Place, Northowram [1900] / a flag hewer [1901, 1911].

In 1884, he married (1) Sarah Tattersall [1861-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Oliver [b 1886] who was a half-time worsted mill hand [1901]

Sarah died in Halifax [1899] (aged 29).

In 1900, he married (2) Maria [1861-19??] in Halifax.


Maria, of Penrose Place, Northowram, was the daughter of Charles Ellis, cotton spinner, and widow of Alfred Webster
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 24 Penrose Place, Northowram [1891]
  • 17 Upper Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Towngate, Northowram [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was Maria's family and boarder Harry Gelder [b 1876] (flag hewer) 

Gelder, Ernest William
[1877-1917] Son of John Gelder.

Born in Middlestown, Wakefield.

He was a mill hand [1891] / a stone mason [1901] / employed at Ramsden's Stone Trough Brewery.

On 13th January 1906, he married Janet Fraser / Moore [1883-1952] at Halifax Register Office.


Janet was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

They lived at 36 Willow Street, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and served as a Private with the 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of wounds [29th June 1917] (aged 40).

He was buried at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun [IV N 21].

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

His brother Frederick Arnold. also died in the War

Janet never remarried

Gelder, Frederick Arnold
[1882-1917] Known as Arnold.

Son of John Gelder.

He was a stone mason [1901]

On 30th April 1908, an Arnold Gelder (labourer), left Liverpool on the Tunisian, bound for Québec.

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War, and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Field Company Canadian Engineers.

He trained in Salisbury, Wiltshire, before joining his unit in France [May 1916]. He was injured [9/4/1917] when a bullet went through his neck.

He died a few days before his 35th birthday [10th April 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery [III D 4.]

His brother Ernest William also died in the War

Gelder, George Douglas
[1894-1918] Son of Alice & Frederick William Gelder of Lea Avenue, Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / employed by James Tankard Limited, woollen spinners of Bradford.

During World War I, he enlisted with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and became Captain with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 4th November 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension [VII A 2].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Saint John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Gelder, John
[1801-18??] He was a stone delver [1841] / a delver [1846].

He married Hannah [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1821] who was a stone delver [1841]
  2. Jesse [b 1821] who was a stone delver [1841]
  3. John Gelder
  4. Edward
  5. Mary [b 1826]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1827]
  7. Joseph [b 1829]
  8. William [b 1831]
  9. Martha [b 1833]
  10. Sarah [b 1835]
  11. Job [b 1838]

The family lived at Upper Lane, Northowram [1841]

Gelder, John
[1821-1???] Son of John Gelder.

Born in Northowram.

He was a stone delver [1841] / a delver of Northowram [1846] / a wool comber [1851] / a piling? piecer [1861] / a stone flag facer [1871, 1881].

In 1846, he married Mary Ann Holmes [1828-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Northowram, was the daughter of Edward Holmes, comber
 

Children:

  1. Ned [b 1848] who was a coalpit boy [1861]
  2. Emma [b 1850] who was a factory girl [1861], a worsted weaver [1871]
  3. Sutcliffe
  4. Naomi [b 1855] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  5. William [b 1858] who was a cordwainer [1871], a boot maker [1881]
  6. Walter [b 1860] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a stone flag facer [1881]
  7. Ann [b 1863] who was a factory hand [1881]
  8. Martha Hannah [1868-1871]
  9. Edmund J [b 1873]

The family lived at

  • Upper Lane, Northowram [1851]
  • ???? Buildings, Upper Lane, Northowram
  • Penrose Building, Northowram Village, Northowram [1871]
  • Village, Northowram [1881]

Gelder, John
[1848-19??] Son of Thomas Gelder, railway contractor.

Born in Sandal, Wakefield.

He was a stone mason [1891, 1901]; a stone mason (waller) [1911].

In [Q3] 1867, he married (1) Martha Ann Sharpe [1848-1896] in Wakefield.


Martha Ann was born in Horbury
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [b 1868] who was a stone mason [1891] and lived at 22 Chestnut Street, Halifax [1917]
  2. Bessie Alberta [b 1871]
  3. Arthur Walter [b 1875] who was a stone mason [1891]
  4. Ernest William
  5. Wilfred Jackson [b 1880] who was a watchmaker & jeweller [1901]
  6. Frederick Arnold
  7. Charles B Sharp [b 1885] who was a leather currier [1901]

Martha Ann died in 1896 (aged 48) 

In 1906, he married (2) Hannah [1849-19??] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Hannah, of 17 Charlotte Street, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Kirby Moor Side, Yorkshire, the daughter of Joseph Wright, Parish clerk, and widow of Mr Slater
 

The family lived at

  • Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 60 Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Sons Ernest William & Frederick Arnold died in World War I

Gelder, Joseph
[1744-1???] Aka Geldert. Weaver of Halifax. One of the coiners.

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

JOSEPH GELDER, late of Halifax, Stuff Weaver, about 25 years old, of a Dark Complexion, and squints, wears his own Hair, which is of a dark Colour, and curls well; he is about 5 ft 7 in. high: had on when he went off, a light-coloured Drab Coat and Waistcoat

Gelder, Sutcliffe
[1852-1903] Son of John Gelder.

Born in Northowram.

He was a factory boy [1861] / a stone delver [1871] / a mason of Shipley [1876] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a stone mason [1891] / a stone shipper [1901].

In 1876, he married Hannah Sadler [1854-1???] at St Paul's Church, Shipley.


Hannah, a servant of Shipley, was born in Quarndon, Derby, the daughter of William Sadler, farm labourer
 

Children:

  1. Thomas H [b 1878] who was a yarn spinner [1891]
  2. Lucy Ann [b 1880] who was a yarn spinner [1891], a worsted reeler [1901]
  3. Emma [b 1882] who was a worsted comber [1901]
  4. Willie [b 1884] who was a stone mason [1901]
  5. Arthur [b 1886] who was a joiner [1901]
  6. Louisa [b 1894] who was a cotton twiner [1911]

The family lived at

  • Village, Northowram [1881]
  • Sofa Hall, Crow Nest, Hipperholme [1891]
  • Lydgate, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 13 Park Place East, Hipperholme, Lightcliffe [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were his brother Ned Gelder [b  1848] (stone quarry man), and boarders Alfred Webster & his wife Maria.

Living with them [in 1891] was his brother Edmund J Gelder [b  1873] (labourer).

Sutcliffe died [Q4] 1903 (aged 51) 

Gelson, John
[1???-1862] A member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1851].

He died 29th July 1862

Gem, Halifax
The first cinema Halifax was established at the Marlborough Hall. It could accommodate 800 people.

Films were shown here in 1896, only 9 months after the first films had been shown in London.

By 1912, it was known as the Gem. Films were shown infrequently during the winter months until 1917. It was then opened by George West and Albert Greene – aka Greene Brothers – as the Gem Cinema on permanent lease

Around 1932, the building ceased to be a cinema and was used as a dancing academy

Gem Picture Theatre, Todmorden
Cornholme. It opened in 1???. 400 seats. It closed in 1958

Gemyes, Anthony
[1580-16??] Of Heptonstall.

On 22nd July 1600, he married Grace, daughter of Richard Farrer

General Clothing Establishment
Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where the business was run by
B. HINSCLIFF (late Pickles) 

tailor and outfitter at North Bridge End, Halifax

The cheapest Hats in Halifax are at Hinscliff's

General Wood Farm, Walsden
Next to Top o' th' Hill Farm, Walsden.

Owners and tenants have included

Gent's: John Thomas Gent & Company
Telegraph engineers, electric bell makers, lightening conductor erecters, magic lantern and dissolving view apparatus manufacturers and exhibitors at Lord Street, Halifax and at Bradford [1874]

Gentle, Dr James Alexander
[18??-19??] MB, ChB.

Doctor and surgeon at Hipperholme [1922]. He lived at The Gables, Hipperholme

Geoffrey Fell, Todmorden

George,
[1839-1916] Son of Francis Aaron.

Born in Southowram.

On 8th April 1863, he married Maria Antonia Posso [1834-1921] in Gibraltar.

The couple died in Gibraltar

George, Rev C. D.
[19??-19??] He was Organising Secretary of the Church Pastoral Aid Society before becoming Vicar at Siddal [1955]. In 1961, he was appointed rector of Treeton, Sheffield

George, David Lloyd
[1863-1945] The Liberal politician visited Halifax on 1st February 1902.

On 4th July 1931, he attended a Conservative demonstration at Manor Heath, Halifax

George, Edward
[1892-1915] Son of John George.

He was a member of Holywell Green AFC / a clerk to worsted spinners [1911] / employed by James Skelton at Greaves Mill.

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

He died following a German gas attack [19th December 1915] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery [I E 3]

George, Harry
[1920-1941] Son of Rowland George.

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

He died 8th October 1941 (aged 21).

He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland [270 New]

George, John
[1857-1909] Born in Orleton, Hertfordshire.

He was a police constable [1891] / a police sergeant [1901].

He married Ann [1857-19??]


Ann was born in Eastington, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1887] who was a cloth mender [1911]
  2. John [b 1889] who was a cloth miller [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1890]
  4. Edward
  5. George [b 1895] who was a warehouseman [1911]
  6. Robert [b 1897] who was a clerk at laundry [1911]
  7. Florrie [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • Church Lane, Snaith, Goole [1891]
  • 22 Milton Street, Goole [1901]
  • Station Road, Holywell Green [1911]

John died in Halifax [1909] (aged 52) 

George, Rev Jonathan
[18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1884]

George Mitchell Memorial Institute, Greetland
George Mitchell was killed on active service during World War I. His parents established the Institute at Greetland Wesleyan Chapel in his memory. The Institute opened on 5th March 1921

George, Rowland
[18??-19??]

He married Victoria [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Harry

The family lived at Sowood, Stainland

George Square, Halifax
The lower, eastern end of George Street adjoining Commercial Street.

George Street and the square are said to have been named after a visit by King Christian VII of Denmark in 1768.

The underground toilets – which some considered unnecessary & extravagant – were built in 1903 at a cost of £1,750. They were closed in 2000 and filled in 2001 to be replaced by above-ground facilities

See Arcade Buildings, Halifax

George Street Co-operative Society, Todmorden
Premises for the Todmorden Co-operative Society in George Street

George Turner Trust
A charitable trust established by George Turner. The charity gave money to worthy causes in an area 10 miles around Brighouse. In 2004, the trust was wound up and the proceeds went to Calderdale Talking Newspaper Association and Overgate Hospice

George V Park, Lightcliffe
Wakefield Road. Recreation ground built on land – originally a stone quarry – which was donated by Sir Algernon & Lady Janet Firth on the accession of George V in 1911

German House, Lightcliffe
Originally Upper German House. A three-storey house adjacent to Smith House was built in 1741 for the Moravian Brethren who stayed there.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Thomas Longbottom [1874]

The name was dropped during World War I.

See Lower German House

German, Mary
[1826-1???] In December 1855, she started work for Samuel Whitehead, landlord of the Old Crispin, Halifax.

She became pregnant but denied this. On 2nd March 1856, the body of a child was found in a mill dam near the pub, with cord and a clock weight around it neck. The weight was identified as belonging to Mr Whitehead, and was known to have been in Mary's bedroom. At her trial, he jury returned a verdict of Guilty and Mary was sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment

Gerneber
[1???-1???] A Dane. At the time of Domesday Book, he was Lord of the Manor of Hartshead or Herteshevet.

When the Normans took the land, it was held by Ilbert and Gerneber was deprived of all his lands, except Thornhill.

See Essolf

Gernet, Adam
[11??-11??] Probably son of Vivian Gernet.

He succeeded his older brother Roger as Master Forester of Lancashire [some time after 1170].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Benedict

Gernet, Benedict
[11??-1206] Son of Adam Gernet.

He was Master Forester of Lancashire.

He married Cicely.


Cicely was the daughter of Roger de Hutton
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Roger
  3. John

Benedict died in 1206.

After his death, Cicely married Elias de Stiveton, lord of Steeton, county of York

Gernet, John
[11??-12??] Probably younger son of Benedict Gernet.

In 1249, he held 2 bovates of land in the vill of Thistleton of John de Thornhill

Gernet, Roger
[11??-11??] Probably son of Vivian Gernet.

Master Serjeant [from around 1140 to after 1170]. He was succeeded by his younger brother Adam

Gernet, Roger
[11??-1252] Second son of Benedict Gernet.

He succeeded his brother William Gernet as Master Forester of Lancashire [1207].

In the great inquest of 1212, he is listed as holding the fee of one knight by the office of Forester. The fee of the Master Forester of Lancashire consisted of 9 manors, a rateable area of 21½ carucates.

He married Quenilda.


Quenilda was the widow of Jordan de Thornhill
 

Quenilda & Roger died in 1252

Gernet, Vivian
[11??-11??] He was living in the times of Henry I [1100-1135] and Stephen [1135-1154].

He was Master Forester of Lancashire – the first recorded tenant of this serjeanty.

He married Emma.


Emma was the daughter of Pain de Vilers
 

Children:

  1. (probably) Roger
  2. (probably) Adam
  3. (probably) William

Gernet, William
[11??-1207] Son of Benedict Gernet.

He succeeded his father as Master Forester of Lancashire [1206]. He held the Forest fee for one year and was succeeded by his brother Roger

Gervis, Rev G. W.
[18??-19??] BA.

Of Honley. Vicar of Heywood's Chapel [1925]. In 1933, he left the church without a Minister for a year until Rev J. Foster Haigh took over the post

Geslicar, Mr
[17??-18??] A mill owner at Sowerby.

In Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832, he is described as a tyrant whose employees

frequently [worked] from 5 to 9, and [were beaten] with a rope with a knot at the end of it if they were late and on other trivial occasions

Geslingroyd, Barkisland
Owners and tenants have included

Get Weaving
An induction course given to new employees at Crossley's Carpets in the 20th century

Getingdon, Thomas de
[12??-1349] Aka Gaytington. Vicar of Halifax [1321]. He died of the Black Death

Ghosts

Ghosts & Legends of the Lower Calder Valley
A website – published by Kai Roberts – with stories of hauntings and folk traditions in the Brighouse and Elland district

Giant's Tooth, Ovenden Moor
A large – white-washed – standing stone which forms a part of a stone circle in the Ogden Water Nature Reserve.

The stone gives its name to a Fell Race which is held in the area

Gib
See Haworth Hall

Gibb Farm, Mount Tabor
Gibb Lane. Farmhouse dated 1715. A doorway is inscribed T O

Gibb, James
[1884-1918] Son of John Fleming Gibb.

He was a steam engine fitter [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [6th August 1915], and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died (possibly drowned) [9th April 1918].

He was buried at the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck [II N 3]

Gibb, John Fleming
[1846-1907] Born in Dunblane.

He was a worsted drawing overlooker [1876].

On 3rd November 1876, he married Jane McLaren [1847-1927] in Halifax.


Jane was born at Bridge of Allan
 

Children:

  1. Jane Neish [1877-1882]
  2. Hugh [1879-1925] who was a tailor [1915]
  3. Donald McLaren [1883-1958]
  4. James

The family lived at

  • 11 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 1 Baldwin Yard, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 3 Egerton Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911-1915]

Gibb Lane Well, Mount Tabor
Well at Gibb Lane, Mount Tabor

The Gibbet
A guillotine which was used for public execution in Halifax from the 13th to the 17th century, long after the practice had been discontinued in other parts of the country.

A replica stands in Gibbet Street, Halifax.

The gibbet platform is listed.

See Chats, Dennis & the Gibbet Law of Halifax, Mr Dinnis, Furcé anglicé, Hull, Hell & Halifax, Maiden, Running Man and John Taylor

Gibbet Hill
Earlier name for Gibbet Street, Halifax where the Gibbet stood

Gibbet Hill Reservoir
Constructed in 1757. It has a capacity of 26,000 gallons. The reservoir was fed by water from Mount Tabor, Birks Hall Wood, and Dodgson Clough

See Birks Hall and Elevation of Halifax

Gibbet Law
The Gibbet Law required that any thief who was caught in the district with stolen cloth or goods or animals – or who confessed to having stolen goods – to the value of 13½d [the value assessed by four constables] – would be arrested. The felon was tried by jury and, if convicted, was placed in the town's stocks for six days, and finally executed on the Gibbet.

This is discussed in a section of Ling Roth's book Yorkshire Coiners. See Clark Bridge and Running Man

Gibbet Street Economic Stores
Gibbet Street. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???

Gibbet Street Institution, Halifax
Another name for the Halifax Poor Law Institution because it stood on Gibbet Street

Gibbet Street Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 74 Gibbet Street, Halifax

Gibbet Street Turkish Baths, Halifax
166-168 Gibbet Street. Aka Hydropathic and Turkish Baths.

Built around 1870 for John Crossley as a part of his West Hill Park development.

Francis James was the first proprietor until the formation of the Halifax Turkish and Hydropathic Baths Company Limited in 1877.

Managers of the baths included John Salter [1881].

The company went into liquidation in 1892 but the baths survived until at least 1901.

See Hydropathic & Turkish Baths, Halifax

Gibbs's: George Gibbs & Son
Auctioneers and valuers. Recorded in 1881 at 4 Wade Street, Halifax

Gibraltar Farm, Halifax
Farm at Parkinson Lane. Recorded in 1772. Gave its name to Gibraltar Road

Gibraltar Farm, Pecket Well
Aka Haworth Hall

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

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

Gibson & Dewhirst
Warp sizers at Copperas House Mill, Walsden [1877]

Gibson's Bridge, Heptonstall
Early 19th century toll bridge across Hebden Water at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags

Gibson Brothers
Sewing-machine and blanket whipping-machine makers of Hebden Bridge.

Partners included James Gibson and Newton Gibson

Gibson Charity
In his will of 1731, Michael Gibson left 1/- per week to be spent on bread and given every Sunday to 12 poor people from Hove Edge and Upper Lane.

This was to be distributed by the Minister and wardens of Eastfield Chapel. The money was from rents of property known as Pear Trees, Lightcliffe

Gibson Dixon
Chemists, druggists and mineral water manufacturers and wine dealers established by Gibson Dixon.

They succeeded William Dyer at 1 Corn Market, Halifax [1905].

They were at 8 Old Market.

They subsequently had a shop on Northgate, Halifax at the corner of Gaol Lane.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced


CORNS CURED – CORNS CURED – CORNS CURED
by the
GOLDEN CORN CURE
Six bottles, post free for 4/6d.
GIBSON DIXON, 1, Corn Market, Halifax

The shop was demolished when the area was redeveloped in the 1970s.

See Dyer's Aerated Table Waters

Gibson Mill Toll Gate
Toll Gate over Hebden Water at Gibson Mill

Gibson's Oyster Saloon, Todmorden
Recorded in 1891, when it was run by Sam Gibson.

An advertisement for the business in 1891 announced


Poultry Establishment & Oyster Saloon
Opposite the Market House, Todmorden
 

See Oyster

Gibson's: Sarah & Ann Gibson
Bakers and confectioners in Southgate, Elland [1901]. Partners were Sarah [1864-19??] and Ann [1866-19??], both born in Luddenden.

Ann Jones was an apprentice with them [1901]

Gidley, Harold
[1892-1918] Son of Herbert Gidley.

He was a member of Square Church PSA, Halifax / a piece dyer's labourer at Brookfoot Dye Works [1911] / a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Serjeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Ypres Salient [3rd April 1918].

He was buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery [II B 25]. on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

His brother William also died in the War

Gidley, Herbert
[1857-1926] Son of Emma [1820-1???] and William Gidley [1820-1???] of Bradford.

Born in Bradford.

He was a manufacturing clerk [1881] / a bookkeeper [1891] / a textile factory bookkeeper [1901] / a clerk (piece dyers) [1911].

In [Q1] 1889, he married Alice Maud Mary Anne Collinson [1868-1951] in Bradford.


Alice Maud was born in Sculcoates, Hull
 

Children:

  1. Polly [b 1890] who was a twist drawer [1911]
  2. Harold
  3. William
  4. Maud [b 1898] who was a winder (woollen manufacturer) [1911]
  5. Lucy May [b 1900]
  6. Margaret [b 1902] who never married
  7. Norman [b 1905]
  8. Nellie [b 1910]
  9. child who died in infancy [before 1911]

The family lived at

  • 3 Talbot Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 West Grove Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Godley Road, New Bank, Halifax [1911, 1918]
  • 3 Pellon New Road, Halifax [1951]

Sons Harold & William died in World War I.

Herbert died in Halifax [Q1 1926] (aged 67) 

Alice Mary died in Halifax [22nd March 1951] (aged 82)  Probate records show that she left effects valued at £272 17/2d.

Probate was granted to daughter Margaret, and Herbert Ingham (funeral director) 

Gidley, William
[1893-1916] Son of Herbert Gidley.

He was a sidesman & server at St Thomas's Church, Claremount & Sunday School / a piece dyer's labourer [1911] / a labourer at Brookfoot Dye Works.

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

He was killed on the Somme [7th July 1916] (aged 23).

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

His brother Harold also died in the War

Gig Mill Spinning Company
Of Soyland. Partners included C. Pilling, Luke Hartley Crawshaw, and Raymond Tattersall.

The partnership was dissolved in 1921.

See Gig mill and Gig Mill, Ripponden

Gilbert, Rev Jeremiah
[17??-18??] Methodist preacher from Barnsley.

In 1821, he and Thomas Halliday came from Barnsley to preach at the well at Lindwell.

Over 10,000 people attended a gathering on Greetland Moor.

A Primitive Methodist Society was formed.

Lindwell Primitive Methodist Chapel was built by the Society

Gilbey, Rev Arthur
[18??-19??] MA.

Or Gilby.

Minister at Ripponden Congregational Church [August 1895, 1897, 1905] and Waring Green Congregational Church [1905, 1910].

He went to serve at Bognor Congregational Church [1910], and to Morton, near Bingley [1915]

Gilbodie, Robert
[1???-16??] Curate at Heptonstall [1636-1461]

Gilburn, Michael
[1647-1674] Son of Michael Gilburn, a tailor of York.

He was a Halifax attorney with offices by The Swan in Halifax.

He drowned in the Calder after drinking with the Foxcrofts at Woodhouse, Skircoat

Gilchrist, Mary Jane
[1855-1917] Born in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

She worked for the family of John Berry at Myrtle Grove, Halifax [1877-1917].

She never married.

She died at the Nursing Home, Stafford Avenue, Halifax [9th September 1917]

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell with members of the Berry family.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £979 1/6d. Probate was granted to John Frederick Berry and Edith Emily Berry

Gilderdale, Rev John
[1803-1864] MA, BD.

Educated at Howden Grammar School, and St Catherine's Hall, Cambridge.

Through the influence of Rev Charles Musgrave, he was appointed Lecturer at Halifax Parish Church.

He left for the living of Walthamstow.

He published a sermon on natural religion entitled An Essay on Natural Religion and Revelation, considered with regard to the legitimate use and the proper limitation of Reason [London 1837].

He lived at Egerton Lodge [1835].

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

He died in Dorsetshire [25th September 1864] (aged 61) 

Giles, Harry
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge. In 1899, he filed a patent for
improvements in holders for cigars, cigarettes, and the like

Giles Hill, Shelf
Owners and tenants have included

Giles House, Hove Edge
Aka St Giles House. This Halifax house is mentioned in 1529 as the home of John and Richard Scholefield who gave an annual sum of 12d to Eastfield Chapel. This payment continued into the 20th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants of the house have included

The rear of the house was probably used for textile production or other industrial use.

There is a three-tier dovecote in the middle of three gables of the frontage. There are bee-boles in the 19th century garden.

The house is said to be named after St Giles, the patron St of wells, although documents of the Pious Uses Commission call it simply Giles House and the Saint appears to have been added in the 19th century

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

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

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

Gill & Lord
See Skues & Wilson

Gill & Salmon
Rope makers at Horley Green Road, Halifax [1874]

Gill's: Watson Gill & Company
Ginger beer and mineral water manufacturers at Brighouse & Rastrick [1910] and 9 Birds Royd, Rastrick [1929]

Gillam, Denys Edgar
[1915-1991] AFC, DFC, DSO.

Son of Thomas Henry James Gillam.

He obtained his flying licence [1934] and joined the RAF the following year. His career included

  • He received the AFC for flying food to Rathlin Island in hazardous conditions [June 1938]
  • During the Battle of Britain, he was shot down by a BF110 and picked up by Air Sea Rescue Launch off Dunkirk [2nd September 1940]
  • He formed the first Typhoon Wing at Duxford [March 1942]
  • He took command of 20 Sector 2nd TAF in [April 1944]
  • He led an attack on the German Staff Conference at Dordrecht which killed many of the senior staff of the 15th Army [October 1944]
  • He left the RAF [1945] but rejoined 616 Squadron as a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF
  • He was appointed Grootofficier in de orde van Oranje Nassau [1947]

He became Director and Chairman of Homfray Carpets.

He was Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

In 1945, he married (1) Nancy Short.

He married (2) Unknown, the sister of Air Vice-Marshal Bird-Wilson

Gillam, Henry James Homfray
[1914-2011] Son of Thomas Henry James Gillam.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1973-1974].

He died in Tadcaster

Gillam, Thomas Henry James
[1886-1947] In 1913, he married Doris, daughter of Henry James Homfray, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry James Homfray [1914-2011]
  2. Denys Edgar [1915-1991]

Gillburn, Jeremiah
[18??-1???] Methodist preacher at Bradshaw. Services were held in a building adjacent to the blacksmith's shop there

Gillespie, James
[18??-1914]

He married Lilly.

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

He died 11th November 1914.

ypres died.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [56], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gillet, John
[1???-16??] Churchwarden at Halifax Parish Church. His initials can be seen on the south door of the church. He is said to have refused to help his father who had been imprisoned at Pontefract for debt. He went into business as a draper. He was imprisoned for debt

Gillibrand, Adam
[18??-19??] Taught at Crimsworth Board School in 1881

Gillibrand, Ernest
[18??-1918] Son of Henrietta & Samuel Gillibrand.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 767th Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He married Annie.

He died 20th December 1918.

He was buried at the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria [1067].

Annie married Mr Wilkinson.

They lived at 9 Tyson Street, West End, Halifax

Gillibrand, Ogden
[1890-1918] Born in Bury.

He was a member of Halifax Gymnasium / employed by Bentley's of Fenton Road, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Edith Greenwood in Halifax.

They lived at 26 Spencer's Buildings, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He died 17th June 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil [II F 6].

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

In 1920, Edith married Clement Holgate in Halifax

Gilliebrand, Ernest
[1885-1918] Son of Henrietta & Samuel Gilliebrand.

Born in Chorley.

In [Q3] 1918, he married Annie / Margaret Waring in Chorley.

They lived at 9 Tyson Street, West End, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 767th Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died of influenza in hospital in Macedonia [20th December 1918] (aged 33).

He was buried at the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria [1067].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Annie married Mr Wilkinson.

Gillis, Rev William
[18??-19??] Minister at Hanover Chapel, Halifax [1917]

Gillmor, Richard Hooker
[18??-1870] A younger son of Rev William Gillmor. He served as Ensign with the 92nd Highlanders. He died abroad

Gillmor, Rev William
[1806-1878] MA.

Also Gilmore.

Born in County Sligo.

He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He was incumbent at Barnard Castle, Earlsheaton, and at Yaxham in Norfolk before becoming Curate at Halifax [18??] and Perpetual Curate at Illingworth [1836-1878]

In 1844, Rev Samuel Dunn published a 4-page letter to

the Christian inhabitants of Illingworth and Ovenden exposing Rev William Gillmor as a Puseyite priest

In August 1853, he was charged with assault on his tenant, an old man called Jon. Tidswell. Tidswell farmed 2 fields behind Illingworth Parsonage, and had to pass close to Gillmor's house and garden to reach the fields. As Tidswell was driving his cattle, Gillmor said that he must find another route for the animals to avoid their running up a grass plot alongside the path. An altercation ensued and ended when Gillmor pushed Tidswell down into the road with his fists, and Gillmor and 2 female servants turned Tidswell's cattle out of the fields. Gillmor was fined 25/- plus 25/- costs

On Sunday, 8th June 1856, he began preaching in the open air at Holdsworth.

He made an appeal for the building of a vicarage for the parish.

He was responsible for building Christ Church, Pellon.

He married Unknown, the 2nd daughter of John Greenwood of Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Mary Greenwood [1836-1856]
  2. Catherine Soden [1841-1855]
  3. Richard Hooker
  4. Clement Ridley [1844-1844]
  5. Charles Edward [1847-1847]
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
Only 3 of his children survived beyond childhood.

See St George's Mission Church, Ovenden

Gilman, Rev F.
[19??-19??] He was Minister at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1930]

Gilmartin, James
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1930-1931]

Gilmour, James R.
[1898-1917] Son of Clara & William Gilmour of Holywell Green.

Born in Kiveton Park, Sheffield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 17th July 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery [II E 35]

Gilroy, Timothy
[1842-1920] Born in Ireland.

He was deaf & dumb.

On 21st June 1873, he married Maria Louisa Bancroft at Halifax Parish Church.


Maria Louisa was the daughter of
Jonathan Ramsden Bancroft
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1874]
  2. Augustine [b 1876]
  3. Emma [b 1878]

The children were deaf and dumb.

The family lived at 31 Briggate, Brighouse [1871]

Ginger beer brewers

Girdler, Alfred
[1922-1943] Son of Harry Girdler.

He was a member of the Choir of St Jude's Church, Savile Park / educated at Halifax Modern School & Halifax Tech / a Red Cross worker.

He lived Weybridge.

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with 158 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [22nd September 1943] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Hanover War Cemetery [11 A 13].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Girdler, Harry
[18??-19??]

In [Q2] 1908, he married Elsie Maud Robinson [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Alfred

The family (possibly) lived at 46 Abbey Walk, Halifax

Girle, Samuel
[17??-1817] Minister of Elland Unitarian Chapel [1793-1796]

Girling, George
[18??-19??] He was a card cutter.

In 1895, he married Alice Halsall [1877-1900] in Todmorden.

They lived at Bobbin Street, Cornholme.

On 1st August 1900, Alice died

from misadventure, namely, from the effects of chloroform, administered during a surgical examination

Girls' Friendly Lodge, Halifax
In 1891, Mrs Mary Ann Banks had a Girls' Friendly Lodge at 15/16 Harrison Road, Halifax. At that time, there were 6 servants and 9 lady boarders

  • Annie Bridge [aged 26] General Draper's Assistant
  • Mary A. Bridge [aged 24]
  • Mary H. Butler [aged 24] General Draper's Assistant
  • Ms M. A. Hobbs [aged 24] Governess
  • Annie Hocktrin [aged 22] General Draper's Assistant
  • Isabella B. Duncan [aged 25] Assistant School Mistress
  • Ms Phillips [aged 21] Dressmaker
  • Jennie Hallam [aged 25] Dressmaker
  • Eveline E. Anderson [aged 21] Dressmaker

Girls' Friendly Society Club, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 at 15 Harrison Road when the Secretary was Miss A. Swallow

Gladwin, Harry
[1897-1916] Son of Henry Gladwin.

He was a half-time sipper (?) maker (Simpson's) [1911] / employed by George Patchett & Sons at Sedburgh Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [January 1915], and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed by shellfire [7th October 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother James William also died in the War

Gladwin, Henry
[1860-19??] Son of William Gladwin, hawker.

Born in Bradford.

He was a moulder of Haley Hill [1879] / a labourer (wire mill) [1891] / a wire yielder [1901] / a wire yielder at Patchett Bros [1911].

In 1879, he married Eliza Fowler [1861-1???] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Eliza, of Halifax, was born in Holbeck, Leeds, daughter of Thomas William Fowler, bootmaker
 

Children:

  1. Jane Ann [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Violetta [b 1892]
  3. James William
  4. Harry
  5. Arthur [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 14 Victoria Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 15 Oxford Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 53 Great Albion Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Paris Gates, Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax

Sons James William & Harry died in World War I

Gladwin, James William
[1893-1916] Son of Henry Gladwin

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire maker (Patchett Bros) [1911] / labourer of Holdsworth Street, Boys Lane, Halifax [1915] / employed by George Patchett & Sons.

In 1915, he married Mary Drummond [1895-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Back Shaw Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of Robert Drummond, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Robert H. [b 1915]

The family lived at

  • 12 Clarence Street, Halifax [1916]
  • 9 Back Shaw Lane, Halifax

During World War I, he was called up [28th June 1916], and served as a Private with the 3rd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

Whilst training, he contracted a severe cold in camp.

he died of pneumonia in Clipstone Nottinghamshire [30th July 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery, and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Gladys Lumb Collection
A collection of photographs taken by Gladys Lumb. On her death, the collection passed to local author Stephen Gee

Glanceri
Welsh bardic name of poet John Newton Crowther

Glanville, Christine
[1924-1999] Halifax-born puppeteer. She worked in TV and films, including Fireball XL5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds

Glasbey, Joshua
[1900-1941] Son of Mr J. E. Glasbey.

In [Q1] 1927, he married Edith Maude Winifred Pickering at Alverstoke, Hampshire.

They lived in Rastrick

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 25th June 1941 (aged 41).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 351]

Glasby, Charles
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Glasgerdine, C. E. E.
[19??-19??] Curate at Sowerby [1940]

Glassbrook, Harold
[1889-1918] Known as Harry.

His parents lived at Luddendenfoot.

Born in Aston, Warwickshire [15th January 1889].

He was a pianist / an overlooker at Joseph W. Whitworth Limited / a regular soldier [for 8 years].

In [Q1] 1915, he married Lily Payne in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charles A. [b 1915]
  2. Elsie M. [b 1916]

The family lived at 11 Glenfield Place, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On account of his health, he was on home service as a POW camp guard in Dorchester and in Leicester.

He was killed in action in a bombing raid in France [18th July 1918].

He was buried at the Gonnehem British Cemetery [F 1].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Luddendenfoot Working Men's Club

Glasse, Charles
[1890-1917] Son of Hugh Augustus Waleter Glasse.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Ellen Sykes [1889-1919] in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with W Company 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 28th August 1917 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Glasse, Charles Alexander
[1837-1899]

In 1860, he married (1) Mary Ann Kimber [1836-1873].

in Portsea Island, Hampshire.

Children:

  1. Hugh Augustus Waleter

On 26th May 1874, he married (2) Caroline Sandow [1852-1919] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

Children:

  1. Herbert Ambrose Fred
  2. Lord Charles Alfred Harry

Glasse, Herbert Ambrose Fred
[1877-1940] Son of Charles Alexander Glasse.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Glasse, Hugh Augustus Waleter
[1866-1933] Son of Charles Alexander Glasse.

Born in Catherington, Hampshire.

In [Q1] 1888, he married Mary Jane Kimber [1864-1955] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Alice [1889-1955]
  2. Charles
  3. Maria [1892-1973]
  4. Alfred [1896-1955]
  5. Emma [1898-1972]
  6. Sydney [1900-1931]
  7. Harry [1906-1980]

The family lived at Fielden Square, Todmorden.

The couple died in Todmorden

Glasse, Lord Charles Alfred Harry
[1882-1953] Son of Charles Alexander Glasse.

During World War I, he served Lancashire Fusiliers.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Gleadhall, Charles
[1???-18??] Son of Charles Gleadhall.

He became a Halifax attorney.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Halliley

Gleadhall, Charles
[1???-18??] Of Haigh Hall, South Kirkby.

He married Betsy [1818-1890].

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Henry
  3. Sarah who married Francis Edwin Macaulay

Charles was dead by 1890.

Betsy died at 4 Well Close Mount, Leeds [5th June 1890] (aged 72) 

Gleadhall, Henry
[1???-1???] Son of Charles Gleadhall.

He became a Halifax attorney

Gleanings, Norton Tower
A property with this name appears on mid 19th century maps.

In the 1930s, the Mount Farm Estate was built on the site of this and Mount Farm

See Gleanings Avenue, Norton Tower and Gleanings Drive, Norton Tower

Glebe Cottage, Ripponden
In the 1970s, it was damaged by fire.

During reconstruction, stones were found which are believed to have been salvaged from the great flood of 18th May 1722

The Glebe House, Elland
Rev David Meredith sold the house and built the Rectory in Westgate

The Glebe House, Triangle
Butterworth Lane. Early 19th century house. This was the vicarage for ??


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the Church for which this was the Vicarage?

 

The Glebe, Sowerby

Gled Hall, Elland
House. Recorded in 1905

Owners and tenants have included

  • John Mitchell [1915]

Gledcliffe
Aka Clegg Cliff or Gleg Clyff. An old name for Beacon Hill, using the element gled. Watson mentions a deed of 1553 which refers to
le Bekyn super altitudine montis de Gletclif

The Gleddings, Halifax
Birdcage Lane. The house was originally called Rockcliffe It was built around 1871 by Henry Alexander Norris who lived there until around 1884. John William Smithies lived there from 1891-1912.

In 1913, Sir George Fisher-Smith moved there and renamed the house after his old home which stood next door and was called The Gleddings. His old home was later renamed Ing Royde. Sir George lived there until his death in 1931, and his wife remained for the rest of her life.

The name is (possibly) derived from Glad Ings a field which is recorded at Birdcage Lane in the 17th/18th century.

Around 1961, the Bermondsey House School moved here, becoming The Gleddings School

Gledell, William
[15??-15??] Of Hartshead. In 1587, he was taken to court after he had refused to let the women of Hartshead wash their clothes at his well. The judgement was that ...
William Gledell of Hartshead shall suffer all his neighbours which have been accustomed to fetch water or wash clothes at a well in his close, to have free passage and entrance to the said well, in pain to forfeit 12/6d

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

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

Gledhill & Ashworth
Sizers at Hall Ings, Todmorden [1900].

Partners included Richard Gledhill

Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Limited
Automatic accounting engineers, established by George H. Gledhill

Gledhill's: E. Gledhill & Sons
Dealers in leather, sizeing, and yarn at Union Street, Halifax [1809]

Gledhill's: G. H. Gledhill & Sons Limited
Company formed by George H. Gledhill and his sons, Arthur H. Gledhill, Gilbert Gledhill and Walter G. Gledhill, to produce his automatic cash till and automatic cash displayer.

In 1892, the company moved into the top floor of Trinity Works on Harrison Road, Halifax, to manufacture cash tills.

He subsequently took over the whole factory and opened two others in Halifax and one in Huddersfield.

They had a factory at Jubilee Works, Halifax, and used the basement of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.

In 1905, the company was listed as cash till manufacturers and bottle washing machine makers at 19 Trinity Road.

In 1912, the firm bought Frank Brook's time recording business to form Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Limited.

During World War I, the company developed a bomb-release mechanism. This was fitted as standard to the early bombers of the Royal Flying Corps and, later, the Royal Air Force.

During World War II, the company produced a range of military equipment: sun compasses for desert operations, a field service level for use in road and trench construction, map measurers, booby traps, tanks and torpedoes.

In 1964, the time-recorder business was sold to the Simplex Time Recorder Company of Gardner, Massachusetts. The business closed in 1975. By which time they had produced an estimated 300,000 cash registers.

See Harold Wilson

Gledhill's Gift
In his will of 1789, James Gledhill gave a sum of 40/- [Crabtree says £50] to William Walker of Crow Nest. Half of this was to be spent on linen cloth to be distributed to 8 poor women, and half to be given to local Sunday Schools in Lightcliffe. If the Sunday Schools should be discontinued, the money was to be distributed to the poor at Lightcliffe Old Church on Christmas Day. The income was charged on property known as Sawood, Lightcliffe

Gledhill's: John, Samuel & James Gledhill
Worsted top manufacturers at Stainland.

Partners included John Gledhill, Samuel Gledhill and James Gledhill.

The partnership was dissolved in October 1838

Gledhill's: Mary Gledhill & Son
Leather cutters at Barum Top, Halifax [1809]

Gledhill's: Thomas Gledhill's Charity
In his will of 1656, Thomas Gledhill bequeathed £170 for the Minister at Ripponden and £50 for the poor of Barkisland

Gledhill's: William Gledhill & Sons
Cotton spinners at Rodmer Clough Mill, Hebden Bridge [1830, 1837]

Gleg Clyff
Aka Gledcliffe. A 14th century name for Beacon Hill – possibly derived from clay cliff

Gleidhill, Mary
[1320-1???] Daughter of Peter Gleidhill.

She may have married her cousin Henry Gledhill

Gleidhill, Peter
[1295-1???] Son of Thomas Gleidhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary

Gleidhill, Richard
[12??-1???] Of Barkisland. An early member of the Gledhill family of Barkisland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Gleidhill, Thomas
[1270-1???] Son of Richard Gleidhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Peter

Glen House, Mytholmroyd
Cragg Vale. The property is recorded as having 11 rooms [1911].

Owners and tenants have included

Glen Leigh, Halifax
27 Savile Park Road, Halifax

Owners and tenants have included

Glen Royd, Luddenden
Owners and tenants have included

Glen Royde, Wheatley
City Lane. 17th century house

The Glen, Todmorden
The house was built in 1??? and stood near [what is now] Lineholme Avenue.

Owners and tenants have included

Demolished in 19??

Glen View, Todmorden
Owners and tenants have included

The Glendenning family
Around 1780, John and Alexander Glendenning moved to Halifax. They were brandy merchants.

They lived at Hopwood House, Halifax [1788]

Glendenning, Alexander
[17??-1???] Around 1780, he and John Glendenning moved to Halifax. They were brandy merchants and are recorded at Hopwood House.

He and his family moved to Manchester

Glendenning, John
[1743-1806] Around 1780, he and Alexander Glendenning moved to Halifax. They were brandy merchants and are recorded at Hopwood House.

He died in Halifax

Glendinning & Hanson
Architects and surveyors. Recorded in 1869 at Skircoat.

They were at Albany Chambers, Halifax [1936].

Their work included the Toffee Works of Riley Brothers (Halifax) Limited, the Talbot, Illingworth, and the Shay Hotel, Halifax.

See James John Glendinning

Glendinning, James John
[1880-1958] Born in Halifax. His family originally came from Scotland.

He was an architect.

In 1908, he married Lucy, daughter of John Henry Oates.

Children:

  1. William Ian [b 1911] who died aged 3 months

Lucy and her son were buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave.

See Glendinning & Hanson

Glendinning, Mr
[17??-1808] Wine merchant and liquor merchant in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John [1792-1812]

He died in January 1808

Glenhaven Cottage, Ripponden
Built in 1860. A datestone

J. & EP
Glenhaven Cottage
1860
- for
Joseph and Elizabeth Priestley – was revealed when the building was being renovated in 2011.

The house became the Commercial Inn, Ripponden

Glenholm Hostel, West Vale
Hostel for the aged & infirm. Recorded in 1941

Glenholme, Greetland
Green Lane. This was the home of the Waller family.

There were 2 entrances: one each for Charles H. Waller and Henry Hirst Waller. The entrances are dated 1907.

Owners and tenants have included

It subsequently became a respite centre

Glenroyd House, Todmorden
Built by Sugden Sutcliffe for his family

Glenside, Lydgate
House built in 1903

Glenthorne, Brighouse
49 High Street.

This was the residence of the Town Clerk of Brighouse.

Owners and tenants have included

Glentworth, Henry
[1903-1943] Son of Louis & Joseph Glentworth.

In [Q3] 1941, he married Doris Mercer in Halifax.

They lived in Ovenden, Yorkshire.

During World War I, he served as Second Hand with the Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service) aboard the trawler HMT William Stephen.

He died 25th October 1943 (aged 40)  when his ship was torpedoed by German S-74 and sank in the North Sea off Cromer.

He is remembered on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial [11 1]

Glenview Lodge, Todmorden
Masonic Lodge.

A Juvenile Lodge of the Todmorden District recorded when they met at the Shoulder of Mutton, Todmorden.

Officers and Members of the Lodge have included

  • M. Crossley was Secretary [1907, 1909]
  • T. Travis was Secretary [1911]

Glenwood, Southowram
Church Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

In May 1915, Mrs E. Marchetti gave the property for the use of convalescing wounded soldiers

Gletcliffe
An old name for Beacon Hill

Globe Engineering Limited
Manufacturers of specialist electric motors at Brighouse. For much of the 20th century, they occupied the part of Perseverance Mill on Huddersfield Road. The business closed in the early 1980s

Glory Lodge: Oddfellows
Halifax. They met at the Saddle, Halifax

See Oddfellows

Glossop's: W. & J. Glossop Limited
Road contractors and quarry owners. Recorded in 1800 at Southowram. Recorded in 1867. at Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

It is said that it was started by Mr Glossop who had left Brooke's of Hipperholme after a disagreement with the family.

In 1937, they were at Law Hill Quarries, Southowram and Yew Tree Quarries, Lightcliffe, and their head office was at Highfield House, Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

W. & J. Glossop Limited, tar distillers, trading as Glossops, were recorded at Hipperholme [1922].

They were at Landemere Quarry, Northowram [1950s]

Glover, Charles Thomas
[18??-19??] Of Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was a clerk in the collector's office at Halifax Town Hall.

On 1st January 1894, he was appointed Secretary of the Greetland, West Vale & Stainland Coal Society

In September 1896, he was summoned

for misapplying £108

and was fined £20 plus £1 8/- or 3 month's hard labour

Glover, Jack Sutcliffe
[1897-1915] Adopted son of Edward Sutcliffe.

Born in Grimsby [30th June 1897].

He was working on the Sutcliffe family farm [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the armed merchant cruiser HMS Clan McNaughton.

He died 3rd February 1915.

when HMS Clan McNaughton foundered to the north of Ireland with the loss of all 281 crew.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial [10], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Glover, Oswald
[1887-1918] He was employed by Redman Brothers Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 83rd Company Machine Gun Corps.

He died 9th October 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery [273].

He is remembered on the Redman Brothers Roll of Honour - where he is recorded as being with the York & Lancaster Regiment - on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade

Glover, Philip
[1843-1929]

He married Mary [1846-1920].


In [Q4] 1866, a Philip Glover married a Mary Lovack in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Edith [1880-1900]

Mary died 10th May 1920.

Philip died 26th November 1929.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery with granddaughter Margaret (Peggy) [1915-1918] who died aged 2 years & 7 months

Glover, Richardson
[1794-1854] With William Crowther, he was landlord of the Royal Hotel & Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax [1845]

The Glynn Company
Manufacturing chemists and flavouring essence and colour manufacturers at 66 Crib Lane, Halifax [1905] and at North Parade [1936].

In 1920, the Tinning Department at 44 North Parade, Halifax was advertising


Iron, tin and copper plate workers, stampers, metal spinners &c
 

Glynn Company Limited
Manufacturing chemists of North Parade, Halifax. Recorded in 1928

Glynwood, Elland
Victoria Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Go-a-Head Building Society

Go Ahead, Halifax
The original name of Mount Pleasant at Dean Clough, so-called because it was the first street to be built by the Go-a-Head or Union Building Society

The Goat Cart
This children's carriage can be seen in the carriage collection in the barn at Shibden Hall. It was built around 1??? for the Rawson Family. It was drawn by 1 or 2 goats

Goat House, Rishworth

Goddard, Henry Edward
[1892-1916] Son of J. E. Goddard of 14 Sladdin Street, Boothtown, Halifax.

He was a carter for Nettleton's of Southowram.

In [Q4] 1911, he married May Foster in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at

  • Springhall Lane, Pellon
  • 35 Lombard Street, King Cross, Halifax

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

He was killed in action by shellfire before going on leave [2nd March 1916] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Goddard, John
[18??-1???] Brighouse butcher. In 1871, Brighouse Court Leet charged him with having unjust scales in his possession, caused by him having stuck suet round the flange of one of the scale bottoms. The inspector had caught him while he was hawking his wares at Stainland. The jury considered this a gross case of deceiving and cheating the public, and fined him £5

Goderich, Viscount
[1827-1909] George Robinson, 1st Marquis of Ripon. He was MP for the West Riding [1857-1859]

Godfrey, Albert Hamilton
[1???-1???] MBE, JP, CC.

Nephew of Ingram Fuller Godfrey. He inherited Heath Hall and other property from his uncle

Godfrey, Barrington
[1937-1???] Of Tennyson Avenue, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1985, he was arrested for charges of theft and deception.

He had posed as Tony Brown, a fund-raiser for the striking coal miners, and had conned several celebrities – including Tony Benn MP, Barry Cryer, Jill Gascoine, Bill Owen, and Maggie Steed – into giving money and contributing towards the making of a video supposedly supporting the miners. He was found guilty of 8 charges

Godfrey, George
[1881-1916] Son of William Godfrey.

Born in Islington, Middlesex.

He was a member of Halifax Parish Church / a maker-up (worsted factory) [1901] / employed at Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

He went to Canada [1906/1907].

In [Q2] 1907, he married Clara Batty [18??-1915] in Simcoe, Canada.


Clara came from Bell Hall, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Harry [b 1911]
  3. Clara [b 1913]

Clara died 24th December 1915.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He went to France [December 1915].

He died 26th September 1916 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax.

The children were sent back to England, and were going to the Blue Coat School & Almshouses but an aunt and uncle stepped in to adopt them

Godfrey, Ingram Fuller
[1827-1???] Eldest son of Augusta Isabella (née Ingram) & John Jull JP of Kent. In 1810, the family had taken the surname Godfrey by licence.

They were well-known bankers – Ingram, Kennett & Ingram – in Wakefield.

He was a landowner of parts of Halifax, Heath Hall and much of Skircoat.

He had a home in Kent.

He left much of his property – including Heath Hall – to his nephew, Albert Hamilton Godfrey.

See Fuller Street, Skircoat and Godfrey Road, Skircoat

Godfrey, Rev J. R.
[1842-1???] Born in Coventry. He lived in Barnoldswick, Burnley, Manchester [1860-66] and in Leicester before becoming Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1872]. He stayed for 7 years. He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

Godfrey, PC Alan
[1946-] Todmorden policeman who reported unexplained events and UFO sightings in 1980.

See Zygmunt Jan Adamski

Godfrey, William
[1851-1921] Born in Congerstone, Leicestershire.

He was a railway guard [1891] / a trench digger (navvy) [1901] / a gas works labourer [1911].

He married Emma Wambles [1863-19??].


Emma was born in Middlesborough
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Ethel [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Katie [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner half-time [1901]
  5. Alice [1890-1891]
  6. Emma [b 1893]
  7. William Thomas [b 1897]
  8. Robert [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Islington, Middlesex [1889]
  • 12 Cross Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 23 St John Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 24 Clement Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Brow Lane, Shibden [1921]

Godhard, Samuel Rothwell
[18??-19??] Of Stainland. A Methodist preacher

Godley
Area of Shibden.

The names means good lea or good meadow or Goda's clearing.

See Folly Hall, Godley and Shibden Grange

Godley Bridge
A narrow stone bridge originally crossed Godley cutting when it opened in 1830.

This was replaced by the present iron bridge which opened on 26th June 1900. The new bridge was higher and allowed trams to pass beneath. The bridge was designed by the Borough Engineer, E. R. S. Escott

Godley Brook Bridge
Bridge over the Red Beck at Stump Cross.

In 1681, Lydia Priestley was drowned after being thrown from her horse as she crossed the bridge.

The bridge was rebuilt around 1788.

A culvert now crosses the Red Beck here

Godley Cutting
Around 60 ft high, 44 ft wide and ¾ mile long cutting at Godley from the Shibden valley into Halifax. It was constructed by the Leeds and Halifax Turnpike Trust in 1824-1830 following the Turnpike Act. It replaced the mediæval Wakefield Gate route into the town, and the later Halifax Old Road / Shibden Hall Road of the 1700s.

It was constructed by Rhodes & Leadbetter of Leeds on land purchased from Anne Lister.

At the time, it was described as

one of the most stupendous of its kind in England

The original Stump Cross Inn stood on the site of the embankment and a new Stump Cross Inn opened at the present site. See also the Museum, Stump Cross.

Earth dug out to create the cutting was dumped further down the valley to raise the level of the road as it dipped towards Stump Cross. 40 men were employed in the construction.

In her diary for 13th April 1829, Anne Lister noted

3 accidents in the new Godley road. A young men has fallen into the gulf and was almost killed [Sunday, 29th March 1829]. 2 elderly men fell in and were killed [Monday 30th March 1829]

In January 1856, Charles Stead [aged 66] died after falling from the top of the cutting.

On 24th December 1919, there was a landslide and the retaining wall collapsed, stopping tram services through the cutting.

The road through the cutting is now the A58.

See Southowram-Holmfield Light Railway, John Briggs and Godley Bridge

Godley House
It was later known as Shibden Grange

Godley Iron Works
Established by Mr Hirst and Mr Mitchell who had been foremen at Crown Works, Boothtown

Godley, John
[16??-17??] Curate at Southowram [1716-1718]

Godley, John of
[12??-13??] He lived at Shibden Grange. In 1329, he was assaulted and evil treated by John Drake of Horley Green. In 1331, he sued Drake for 20/-

Godley Lane Toll Gate
Toll gate

Godley Lane Weighing Bridge
In June 1841, William Dibb of Wakefield was fined £1 for refusing to allow his waggon to be weighed at the weighing bridge here

Godley, Michael
[16??-17??] Or Godly.

Curate at Cross Stone [1727-1732]

Godley, William of
[13??-1394] He owned Shibden Grange which passed to Richard Saltonstall in 1394

Godly
Aka Godley. Area of Rishworth. The surname Godley may have originated here.

St John's Church, Rishworth is here

Godsall, Rev R.
[19??-] He was at Cambridge before becoming Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1984]

Gog Hill, Elland
Runs from Elland Bridge to Westgate

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Gohler, Hans
See John Gay

Gold, Alf
[19??-19??] Barber at Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot. He sold the business and moved to Australia

Gold, Jack
[1894-1915] Son of Florence B. & Henry Alfred Harcourt Gold of 8 Lane Side, Luddendenfoot.

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

He died 20th November 1915 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [IV A 11A].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Goldacres, G.
[18??-18??] Curate at Brighouse [1852-1866]

Golden Canister Tea Warehouse
Opened in May 1835 by Thomas Collinson at 4 Corn Market, Halifax. The shop was identified by a golden canister sign. The premises were previously occupied by John Harrison

Goldfields Recreation Ground
Rochdale Road, Greetland

Golding, Thomas Edward
[18??-19??] Skep manufacturer at Smith Yard, 11 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at 12 Grove Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Goldsbrough, Ezra
[1864-1922] Born in Denholme.

He was sergeant of police for the West Riding Constabulary [1901].

In 1896, he married Louisa Stocks [1864-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1908]
  2. Albert [b 1921]

The family lived at St Helen's Square, Stainland [1901]

Goldsmith's Grave, Halifax
Name given to the junction of Parkinson Lane and King Cross Lane, after the suicide of an Irish goldsmith – Richard Commons – who was buried there.

Human remains found here in 1859 were believed to be those of Commons, but medical examination proved them to be female – probably those of Nan Beverley or Elizabeth Gill.

In the mid-19th century, land here is mentioned as being the property of Peter Beck and part of the Stone Trough Brewery estate

Goldthorp, David
[17??-18??] He helped Thomas Sugden move to Perseverance Mill where he established Thomas Sugden & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1???-18??] who married Thomas Sugden

Goldthorp, Gilbert
[1799-1855] Born in Brighouse.

He was a card maker [1851].

He married Mary S? [1806-18??] from Brighouse. Mary had a daughter, Isabella Cooper [b 1835].

The family lived at Bonegate, Brighouse [1851].

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse on the north side of the Church

Goldthorp, John
[17??-18??] Card maker in Brighouse [1810]. He was a witness in the trial of Dr Bastow

Goldthorp, John
[1786-1853] Porter dealer in Brighouse [1829]

Goldthorp, Lesley
[19??-19??] Local historian.

See Calder Valley Offcuts

Goldthorp, Mr
[1???-18??] Of Brighouse.

He was Superintendent at the Bridge End Sunday School, Brighouse.

He was one of the people who recognised Susan Sykes's singing potential. He taught her music and singing. He bought her a piano so that she might practise at home

Goldthorp, Colonel Robert Howard
[1881-1955] DSO, JP, DL.

During World War I, he served with the 4th West Riding Regiment, (T.F.) attached to 2nd-10th London Regiment, Lightcliffe.

He was a Director of Firth's Carpets for 40 years until his death.

He was a governor of Hipperholme Grammar School [1948].

In 1911, he married Margery [1886-], daughter of James Edward Willans, at Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Mary Kathleen who married [1938] Desmond Cannon Brookes from London
  2. Ruth Margery who married [1943] Captain Maurice Jewell of The Worcestershire Regiment

The family lived at Holroyd House, Priestley Green from the end of World War I.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £162,654. In his will, he left £1,000 for St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Goldthorp, Saville
[18??-18??] President of Clifton Mechanics' Institute [1859]

Goldthorpe, Allen
[1854-1939] Born in Shipley.

He was a tailor's cutter [1882].

In 1882, he married Elizabeth Fowler [1857-1924]. in Blackburn.


Elizabeth was born in Graveley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph William Fredrick Allen [b 1883]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1885]
  3. Gladstone Ewart [b 1887]
  4. Lottie Fowler [b 1889]
  5. John Archibald [b 1891]
  6. Winifred May [b 1894]
  7. Walter
  8. Albert Edward [b 1899]

Goldthorpe, Arthur
[18??-19??] Constable of Southowram at Law Lane [1891]

Goldthorpe, Constable
[18??-19??] Halifax Constable [1900]. Around 1900, PC Goldthorpe is mentioned in several police reports

Goldthorpe, George
[17??-18??] Card maker at Brighouse.

He married Mary [1789-1853]

Goldthorpe, Michael
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [2003-2004]

Goldthorpe, Ruth
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [1999-2000]

Goldthorpe vs Hardman
In July 1844, John Goldthorpe, a maltster at Mirfield, brought an action against Dr James Hardman for injuries sustained on 13th December 1843. Hardman had placed a quantity of earth by the side of the road at Gauxholme, and, in the dark of night, Goldthorpe had walked up the earth and fallen over the wall into the Rochdale Canal, sustaining injuries with which he was confined to his house for several weeks. Hardman was fined £50

Goldthorpe, Walter
[18??-1918] His brother lived at 5 Club Houses, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Corporal with the 1st/5th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [18th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [125-128], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Goldthorpe, Walter
[1896-1916] Son of Allen Goldthorpe.

Born in Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D]

Gollins, Rev R. W.
[19??-19??] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1980]

Gomersal, John William
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a chimney sweeper [1901] / a chimney sweep [1911].

In 1895, he married Lavinia Smith in Halifax.


Lavinia / Vinny was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Albert Edward
  2. William [b 1900]
  3. Thomas [b 1901]
  4. Florence [b 1903]
  5. Fred [b 1905]
  6. Nellie [b 1906]
  7. Lavinia [b 1907]
  8. Frank [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 98 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Paradise Row, King Cross, Halifax [1911]

Gomersall, Albert Edward
[1897-1916] Son of John William Gomersal.

He was a member of Protestant Hall Sunday School / a setter (worsted) [1911] / an apprentice moulder [1913] / employed by Josiah Wade Limited / a chimney sweep (assisting his father).

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

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Gomersall, Ernest Edward Roberts
[1924-1943] Son of Amy & Ernest Edward Roberts of Acomb, York.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / winner of the Junior Victor Ludorum [1933].

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with 15 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 28th July 1943 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Hamburg Cemetery [9A B 10-13].

He is remembered on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Gomersall, James
[1883-19??] Born in Brighouse.

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

In [Q4] 1904, he married Florence Genever / Florence Guinivera Sugden [1881-19??] from Hipperholme.

Children:

  1. Charles Henry [b 1908]
  2. Alice [b 1910]

The family lived at #14a St Ann's in the Grove, Southowram [1911]

Gomersall, Jeremiah
[18??-1???] Built Ripley Street, Lightcliffe [1880s]

Gomersall, John
[1812-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a wheelwright [1841] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Southowram [1841, 1845, 1851] / a carpenter [1851].

He married Selina.


Selina was born in Southowram, and also listed as inn keeper [1851]
 

Gommersall, Benjamin
[18??-18??] A card maker of Bradford.

On 2nd July 1853, he was charged at Halifax Magistrates' Office with running into Beacon Hill Tunnel with the alleged intention of suffering himself to be run over by the train. He was dragged out of the tunnel and restrained by porters. It appeared that his wife had come into some money, and he threatened to kill himself in order to intimidate her into giving him the money. He was not sober, and the prosecutor pleaded that he laboured under temporary excitement caused by a few days' drinking and domestic quarrels. He was fined 20/- plus 21/- expenses

Gooch, Alfred
[1868-19??] Father not recorded on marriage records.

Born in Yarmouth.

He was a labourer of Middle Terrace Street, Northowram [1891] / a cleaner at carpet mill [1911].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1873-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Elizabeth, of Middle Terrace Street, Northowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Greenwood, spindle maker
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1892] who was a worsted spinning rover [1911] and married Willie Crossley
  2. James Henry

The family lived at

  • 1 Middle Terrace Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 13 Lee Bank, Halifax [where Alfred & Emily were boarders with Thomas William Bull 1911]
  • 8 Senior's Buildings, Range Bank, Halifax [where Elizabeth & James were boarders with Benjamin Sutcliffe (iron moulder) 1911]
  • 8 Senior's Buildings, Range Bank, Halifax [1916]

Gooch, Mrs Anne
[1787-1869] Née Spaul.

Born in Heaveningham, Norfolk.

She married John Gooch.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1813]
  2. Elizabeth

She had a school in Halifax. Her daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, became teachers at the school and took over after their mother's death

Gooch, Elizabeth
[1818-18??] Daughter of Anne & Rev John Gooch.

Born in Foxford, Suffolk.

She was a schoolmistress at her mother's school.

She married Mr Smith [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1832]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1839]
  3. Katherine [b 1840]
  4. Charles Henry [b 1841]

She was a widow by 1851

Gooch, James Henry
[1895-1916] Son of Alfred Gooch.

Born in Halifax [Q2 1895].

He was an iron foundry labourer [1911] / employed by Crossley's [1914].

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916] (aged 20).

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

Gooch, Rev John
[1788-1848] BA.

Educated at Caius College Cambridge.

He was of independent means [1841] / (possibly) Usher at Heath Grammar School [1841] / (possibly) curate at Stanningley, Leeds [1842].

He married Ann Spaul.

Children:

  1. John Henry
  2. Anne [b 1812]
  3. Elizabeth

The family lived at

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Gooch, Rev John Henry
[1811-1861] MA.

Son of John Gooch.

Born in Yoxford, Suffolk.

He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge [1834] / Assistant master at Wakefield Proprietary School [1838-1840] / Incumbent at Alverthorpe, Wakefield / Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1840-1861] / Incumbent/Curate at St Andrew's Church, Stainland [1841, 1845, 1855]

In 1840, whilst at Wakefield, he married Susannah Maude [1805-1876].


Susannah was the eldest daughter of Francis Maude of Alverthorpe Hall, Wakefield, whose family had lived at Stainland in the 1500s
 

They had no children.

They lived at Heath Grammar School [1841, 1851, 1861].

He died on 22nd July 1861, aged 50.

There is a memorial window for him in Halifax Parish Church which was erected by his pupils [1864].

The widowed Susannah lived at Bramley Lane, Hipperholme [1871].

Susannah was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax on 7th March 1876 by Rev James Hope,

Gooch, Rev W.
[1???-18??] Recorded in December 1857, when he was head master of the Free Grammar School, Stainland

Good, Bill
[18??-1960] Halifax-born golf professional. He died a few weeks after retiring

Good Greave, Hardcastle Crags
Owners and tenants have included

Good Templars
The Halifax Central Lodge of the International Order of Good Templars is recorded in 1917 when Tom Lee was a member (brother) of the Order.

At that time, they held a memorial at the Trafalgar Mission Room, King Cross

Goodaire, Annie Elizabeth M.
[1865-1???] Daughter of James Goodaire.

She married George Bentley Taylor

Goodaire, Benjamin
[18??-1936] Brighouse Councillor. In 1908, he bought Hugh House Farm, Hove Edge

Goodaire, Benjamin
[1811-1877] Born in Rastrick.

With his twin brother, Joseph, he was a partner in J. & B. Goodaire. The brothers were also tailors.

He married Rachael [1810-18??] from Hilltown?.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1848] who was an engine fitter [1871]
  2. Esther [b 1852] who was a silk doubler [1871]
  3. Mary E [b 1854] who was a milliner [1871]
  4. Rachael E [b 1845] who was a silk winder [1871] who married Mr R?

The family lived at Gooder Lane, Rastrick [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was grandson Alfred R? (aged 2) 

Goodaire's: J. & B. Goodaire
Manufacturing chemists and drysalters originally established around 1840 by the father and uncle of the proprietors.

In 1870, twin brothers, Joseph and Benjamin Goodaire, succeeded to the business.

They had business at Rastrick Common

Goodaire, James
[1838-1874] Son of Joseph Goodaire.

He married Caroline Moulson [1841-1904].

Children:

  1. Annie Elizabeth

Goodaire, Joe
[1860-1???] Born in Rastrick.

He was a wire drawer [1891].

In 1882, he married Eliza, daughter of James Firth, in Halifax. Eliza was a woollen weaver [1891].

Children:

  1. Martha A [b 1883]
  2. Emily [b 1885]

The family lived at Delph Hill, Rastrick [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were Eliza's parents Grace and James Firth

Goodaire, Joseph
[1811-1885] Born in Rastrick.

With his twin brother, Benjamin, he was a partner in J. & B. Goodaire. The brothers were also tailors.

He married Ann Myers [1812-1881].

Children:

  1. James

Goodaire, Thomas
[1???-1???] Itinerant preacher with Thomas Taylor at Mankinholes

The Goodall family of Sowerby Bridge

Goodall, Abraham
[1805-18??] Born in Heckmondwike.

He was a card maker employing 28 persons [1851].

Around 1830, he married Mary A. [1800-18??].


Mary A. was born in Clifton
 

Children:

  1. George S. [b 1830] who was a journey man card maker [1851]
  2. Edward [b 1837]
  3. John F. [b 1839]
  4. William [b 1841]

The family lived at Brighouse [1851]

Goodall, Alfred
[18??-18??] He established Alfred Goodall & Company Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth who married Walter Wyndham Hanbury Warneford

Goodall's: Alfred Goodall & Company Limited
Dye-ware grinders and chemical manufacturers established by Alfred Goodall.

They had business at Farrar Mill Dye Works, Salterhebble [1874, 1905] and Providence Chemical Works, Halifax [1916].

They were listed as a branch of the British Cotton & Wool Dyers' Association

Goodall & Mitchell
Carpet and linoleum manufacturers and merchants at 22a Cheapside, Halifax [1905, 1937].

The premises became the Brass Cat

Goodall, Isaac
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Skircoat [1835]

Goodall, Jack
[1914-1990] Of Halifax.

He worked for Benjamin T. Thompson at Watson Quarries, Southowram.

He was Vice-President of Brighouse & Rastrick Band when the band won the BBC Band of the Year and World Championship in 1968.

In 1959, he took over Watson Quarries.

He retired in 1969 and sold the quarries to Marshall's.

Around 1980, he moved to Hampshire where he died.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Goodall, James
[17??-18??] Corn Dealer. Of Farrar Hill, Skircoat

Goodall, Ledgard
[1919-1944] Son of Florence & Joseph Rupert Goodall of Luddendenfoot, Yorkshire.

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

He died 13th April 1944 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Rangoon War Cemetery [5 A 7].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Goodall, Samuel
[18??-18??] Dye wood grinder at Farrar Mill Dye Works, Salterhebble [1874]

Goodall, Thomas
[18??-19??] Brighouse judge. He lived at 38 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

Goodall Trust
See Arthur John Croslegh Hirst

Goodchild, Rev C. F.
[18??-19??] Assistant Curate at Lightcliffe Parish Church.

In June 1948, he was appointed an Inspector of Schools

Goodcliffe, John W.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Gooder, Albert
[1898-1918] Son of Sidney Gooder.

Born in Stump Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion London Regiment, attached to the 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

He died of wounds [22nd March 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Noyon New British Cemetery [II D 4].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram

Gooder, Charles
[1812-1874] Son of Betty & John Gooder, a weaver.

Born in Rastrick [29th February 1812].

He was a footwear maker at Bridge End, Rastrick [1845].

On 7th April 1833, he married Sarah Yates [1808-1880] in Elland.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1836-1906]
  2. Eliza [1840-1912]
  3. Annis [1842-1910]

He died 16th September 1874

Gooder, John
[1803-18??] Stuff finisher at Rastrick.

In 1826, he married (1) Rachel Lee [1805-1835].

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1831]
  2. Northend [b 1833]
  3. Richard [b 1835]

He lived at Slade Lane [1845].

After Rachel's death, he married (2) Betty.

In 1841, the family emigrated to New Zealand

Gooder, Robert
[1857-1918] President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited [1893-1894]

Gooder, Sidney
[1867-1945] Born in Stump Cross.

He was an overlooker (silk making) [1901] / a self-employed Green Grocer [1911].

He married Emily Gooder [1866-1947].


Emily was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1895]
  2. Albert
  3. Leslie [b 1905]

The children were born in Stump Cross.

The family lived at

  • 29 The Hough, Stump Cross [1901]
  • 6 Godley View, Stump Cross [1911]
  • Upper Range, Claremont Road, Halifax
  • 99 Commercial Road, Halifax

Gooder, Thomas Edwin
[1857-1925] Born in Rastrick.

He was a farmer.

In 1883, he married Jane Husband [1859-1941] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Durham
 

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at Flints Hall Farm, Soyland [1911-1917]

Gooder, Thomas Herbert
[1923-2013] DFC.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1969-1970]

Gooder, Walker
[1822-1868]

In [Q2] 1849, he married Edna Noble in Halifax.


Edna, of Rastrick, was the daughter of Elijah Noble, gardener
 

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1850] who married [Halifax Q1 1879] William Rayner and had a daughter Edna [b 1882]
  2. Lucy [b 1854]
  3. Anna [b 1860]
  4. Alice [b 1862]

Walker died [Q1] 1868 (aged 46).

In 1876, Edna married Edwin Aspinall.

Gooder, William
[18??-18??] In a report produced in 1850 under the Public Health Act, he was recorded as keeping a lodging house in Northowram which had 4 rooms, 5 beds, 10 lodgers, and a privy

Gooder, William Hall
[1890-1917] Son of Thomas Edwin Gooder.

Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 7th October 1917 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Gooderick, P. H.
[19??-19??] MA.

Curate at Brighouse [1953]

Goodfellow, Howard
[1821-1878] Of Halifax.

He married Ruth Halliwell [1826-1857] in Halifax [Q1 1852].

Children:

  1. Harriet [1856-1858] who died aged 9 months

He died 11th December 1878 (aged 57).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3281] with Howard's sister Harriet Fletcher [1816-1858]

Goodfellow, Sydney
[1896-1918] Son of Louisa & Leonard Goodfellow of King Cross, Halifax, then Brooklands, Cheshire.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action [16th July 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque [1 B 6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax

Goodger, Dennis
[1912-1975] JP.

Born in Lightcliffe [29th August 1912].

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1965-1966].

He died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary [4th November 1975]

Goodger, John
[1850-19??] Born in Bentworth, Hampshire.

He was a market gardener (own account) [1901].

In [Q1] 1884, he married Sarah Elizabeth [1856-19??] in Carlisle.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, and widow of Mr Holywell.

She had a son by her first marriage: William [b 1882].

She was a laundress [1901]

 

The family lived at Yew Tree Farm, Lightcliffe [1901]

Goodgreave, Sowerby
17th century house.


Question: Have I confused this property with Great Greave, Soyland?

 

The Royds family lived here, including Thomas Royds.

The Priestley family also lived here, including brothers Samuel Priestley, Jonathan Priestley, and Joseph Priestley, and Thomas Priestley, and Henry Priestley.

The house was ransacked and plundered several times during the Civil Wars

Goodhall, James
[17??-18??] He owned land in Sowerby Bridge.

See Old Brigg Chapel, Sowerby Bridge

Goodman & Cockcroft
Worsted spinners established by Mr Goodman and Mr Cockcroft at Slead Mills, Brighouse in 1893.

They operated about 5000 spindles [1895]

Goodman, Chief Constable
[1???-19??] Chief Constable of Halifax [1948]

Goodman, Cornall
[1835-1931] Born in Barningham, Suffolk.

He was coachman to Edward Crossley at Bermerside, Halifax [1881].

In 1861, he married Eliza Arthurs [1835-1???] from Devon, at Leeds.

Children:

  1. Mary J. [b 1864]
  2. Cornall

The family lived at

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Goodman, Cornall
[1872-1???] Son of Cornall Goodman.

He was a chemist's assistant [1891] / a chemist [1898, 1901] / a chemist and druggist [1911]

On 7th December 1898, he married (1) Annie Crossley [1875-1920] at All Saint's Church, Dudwell.


Annie was the daughter of John Crossley of Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor Mabel [b 1907]
  2. Kathleen Mary [b 1910]

Annie died in 1920.

In 1923, he married (2) Marian Rosindale in Leeds.

The family lived at

  • 20 Park Avenue, Leeds [1901]
  • 570 Meanwood Road, Leeds [1911]
  • 31 Sweet Street, Leeds [1920]

Cornall died in Leeds [17th November 1949]

Goodman, Mr
[18??-1???] Partner in Goodman & Cockcroft

Goodman, Samuel
[1854-1???] Son of Joseph Goodman.

Born in Ochbrook, Derbyshire.

He was a student of medicine [1891].

In [Q3] 1878, he married Mary Thomas from Glamorgan, in Pontypridd.

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1880]
  2. Vaughan [b 1884]
  3. Enid [b 1886]

The family lived at 21 & 23 Aked's Road, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was his father Joseph Goodman [aged 73] (retired farmer), and sister-in-law Ann Thomas [aged 38]

Goodman, Rev W. E.
[17??-18??] Minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1851-1857]

Goodman, W. E. H. G.
[18??-19??] Curate at St Chad's Church, Hove Edge and (possibly) Brighouse [1926-1928]

Goodrich, Eustace Illingworth
[1915-1943] Born in Fylde, Lancashire.

He was a teacher at Manchester Art School.

In [Q1] 1940, he married Anne Sutcliffe in Todmorden.

They lived at 3 Draper Corner, Heptonstall.

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

At the Fall of Singapore [February 1942], he escaped to Java. In May 1943, he was reported to be a Japanese POW.

He died 26th October 1943.

On 1st March 1944, one of his letters home was broadcast by German radio.

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [427], and on Todmorden War Memorial. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £176 13/3d.

Administration was granted to his widow Anne

Goodrick, P. H.
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1953-1956]

Goodwin, Charles
[18??-1???] He was a house decorator.

He married Mary [1821-1???].


Mary was born in London.

She was a Moravian Missionary worker [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Clara Jessie [b 1852] who was a winder cotton [1881] and married Stephen George Hall
  2. Sarah [b 1860] who was a brush maker [1881]

The family lived at 28 Alma Street, Halifax [1881]

Goodwin, Frederick Walter William
[1900-1918] Son of Alice Jane & William Goodwin of The Lodge, Shroggs Park, Halifax.

He was a member of St George's Church, Lee Mount / employed by J. F. Brearley, stock-broker.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action on his 19th day at the Front [16th April 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried by 2 soldiers at Kemmel Hill.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [7], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Goodwin's: G. W. Goodwin & Son
Soap manufacturers at 54 Northgate, Halifax [1905]

Goodyear, Charles
[1817-1890] Son of Luke Goodyear.

Born in Southowram [19th Dec 1817].

He was a stone merchant [1849].

On 11th October 1849, he married Margaret Dean [1817-1896] in Halifax.


Margaret was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Luke Henry

Charles died in Southport [23rd December 1890].

Margaret died in Liverpool [31st July 1896]

Goodyear, Frank
[1905-1941] Son of Sarah Alice & George Goodyear of Brighouse.

In [Q1] 1928, he married Margaret J. Marshall in Halifax.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 51 Battery 38 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 25th June 1941 (aged 36).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 416].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Goodyear, Fred
[1861-1915] Son of John Goodyear.

Born in Northowram [25th October 1861].

He was a stone merchant [1891].

On 4th November 1891, he married Mary Alice Batty [1862-1924] in Halifax.


Mary Alice was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1893] who married Fred Ingham

Fred died in Hipperholme

Goodyear, Fred
[1866-1931] Son of Joah Smith Goodyear.

Born in Northowram.

He was a dentist [1904].

On 2nd June 1904, he married Elizabeth Fowler [1867-1950] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Hillam
 

Children:

  1. Delia Elizabeth [1904-1930] who married Willie Ambler
  2. Minnie [1908-1970] who married James Thompson

Goodyear, Holroyd
[1826-1863] of Brighouse.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse (grave V36) [19th May 1863]

Goodyear, J.
[18??-1919]

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

He died 9th February 1919.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [C U 364].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Zion Methodist Free Chapel, Hove Edge

Goodyear, J. H.
[18??-1???] Plumber and glazier with business in Brighouse. In 1889, he acquired the business of Cockell Shaw

In the 1890s, the business was acquired by Armitage Brothers

Goodyear, Joah Smith
[1836-1866] Son of Luke Goodyear.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver [1863].

On 18th June 1863, he married Elizabeth Brear [1841-1914] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Fred

Joah died in Northowram [1866].

After his death, Elizabeth married Benjamin Whitehead

Goodyear, John
[1821-1873] Son of Luke Goodyear

Born in Southowram [8th February 1821].

He was a stone merchant [1846].

On 20th Feb 1846, he married Rachael Crossley [1821-1???] in Halifax.


Rachael was born in Scammonden, the illegitimate daughter of Leah Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Smith [1850-1852]
  2. Sarah [1851-1936] who married Henry Parker
  3. Luke
  4. Harry [1858] who died in infancy
  5. Fred

The children were born in Northowram.

John died in Northowram [4th June 1873]

Goodyear, Joseph Henry
[18??-1895] Brighouse man who died from rabies after being bitten by a dog. As he was walking over Anchor Bridge, Brighouse, he discovered a small pug dog which had been put into a bag and thrown into the canal. He rescued the dog and it bit him before running off. He developed the symptoms of rabies and died some days later

Goodyear, Luke
[1790-1850] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone cutter [1812].

On 25th January 1812, he married Mary Smith [1789-1858] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Hannah [1830-1853] who was buried at Rastrick
  5. Joah Smith

The children were born in Southowram.

Luke died in Rastrick [10th May 1850].

Mary died 15th January 1858.

They were buried at Rastrick Church

Goodyear, Luke
[1855-1922] Son of John Goodyear.

Born in Northowram.

He was a stone merchant [1878] / a quarryman [1903]

On 30th April 1878, he married Ellen Fidler at Coley Church.


Ellen was born in Shelf, the daughter of John Henry Fidler
 

Children:

  1. Henrietta [1878-1952] who married Edgar William Henry Wood
  2. Gertrude [1880-1962] who married Albert Edward Birkett
  3. Louie [1890-1891]

The children were born in Hipperholme

Goodyear, Luke Henry
[1853-1898] Son of Charles Goodyear.

Born 24th November 1853.

When Luke was of age, he changed his surname from Goodyear to his mother's maiden name Dean.

On 14th October 1879, he married Annie Elizabeth Isles at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.


Annie Elizabeth was born in Illingworth, the daughter of Thomas Isles
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1880] who was a furniture salesman [1911] and never married
  2. Caroline Mary [1881-1972] who married William Edge Roberts
  3. Margaret Helena [1884-1884]
  4. Florence Dorothea [1885-1969] who married Ernest John Derbyshire
  5. Thomas Isles
  6. Gladys [1890-1969] who married Frederick Redhead

The children all had the surname Dean.

The couple died in Formby: Luke Henry [21st August 1898]; Annie Elizabeth [9th November 1901].

They were buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel

Goodyear, Mr
[18??-18??] Stone merchant and partner in Heap, Naylor & Goodyear

Goodyear, Norman
[1920-1945] Son of Rosella & Stanley Goodyear of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with 256 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 10th March 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Padua War Cemetery [II D 3]

Goodyear, Roland
[1889-1918] Son of Clara & Eli Goodyear.

Born in Sunderland.

He was brought up in Halifax / educated at the Parish Church School / employed by Saxone Shoe Company in Halifax / branch manager of the Saxone Shoe Company in Preston.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Mary A. Patterson.

in Sunderland.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 18 Salem Street, Sunderland.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [12th April 1918] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [154-159 & 163A], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Goodyear, William
[1824-1889] Son of Luke Goodyear

Born in Southowram [31st July 1824].

He was a stone merchant [1846].

In [Q4] 1846, he married Mary Eyre [1819-1890] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Mary was born in Bodmin
 

They had no children.

William died in Halifax [1889].

Mary died in Fulham [1890]

Goose Clough, Ovenden Moor
There are two late prehistoric enclosed settlements: one, 500m north west of Goose Clough on Ovenden Moor, and another 350m south west of Goose Clough at Hunter Hill. These are listed

Goose Gate Farm, Illingworth
Owners and tenants have included

Goose, George Douglas
[1899-1917] Son of Sarah Jane (née Bilbrough) & George Goose.

Born in Conisborough.

His father died and his mother married Mr Simpson.

They lived at Penny Hill, Stainland.

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

He died 22nd November 1917 (aged 18).

He was buried at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt [III B 8]. on Barkisland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland, on the Memorial at Wall Nook Primitive Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland

Goose Nest Farm, Norland
There was a group of Primitive Methodists here in 1821. Later that year, they moved to Waterloo Street, Sowerby Bridge. They moved to Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1826]. Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norland was built in 1863

Goose Nest, Midgley

Gooseberry Fair
On a Sunday in July 1829, a farmer at Barkisland held a fair in his garden for the sale of gooseberries. The local paper reported this to be attended by
various idle, profligate and dissolute persons of both sexes

and called upon the churchwardens of the district to do their duty because

[the gathering] of profligate and dissolute persons of both sexes on the Sabbath ... is indecorous in the extreme ... and the demoralising tendency of such conduct is incalculable and must be put down

Gordon, Arthur William
[18??-19??]

In [Q3] 1896, he married Clara Annie Neave [1878-1952].

in Caernarvon.


Clara Annie was born in Leeds, the daughter of Christine Eleanor [1856-1928] & Isaac Wood Hall Neave [1854-1882]
 

Children:

  1. Douglas Neave
  2. Ernest Arthur

Both sons died in World War I.

In 1911, Clara Annie married John Stansfield Smithies

Gordon Bank, Midgley
Naylor Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Gordon, Douglas Neave
[1897-1917] Son of Arthur William Gordon.

Born in Bangor.

He was educated at Archbishop Holgate School, York.

He lived at Hullen Edge, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 21st February 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Berles New Military Cemetery [I B 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on his Neave grandparents' grave in Doncaster.

His brother Ernest Arthur also died in the War

Gordon, Ernest Arthur Woodhall
[1898-1917] Son of Arthur William Gordon.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was educated at Archbishop Holgate School, York / employed by Joseph Smithies & Son Limited. He lived at Hullen Edge, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was gassed at Nieuport and died in Le Tréport Military Hospital [29th July 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery [IV B 1A].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on his Neave grandparents' grave in Doncaster.

His brother Douglas Neave also died in the War

Gordon, Rev J. H.
[18??-18??] Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [1870]

Gordon, Rev Canon James
[18??-1???] Parish priest at St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street [1892-1896]

Gordon Manufacturing Company Limited
Floor-cloth manufacturers at Burley Mills, Elland [1905]

Gordon, Mary
[17??-18??] Daughter of the Earl of Aberdeen.

She married Colonel Thomas Horton.

Her husband was a Colonel of the Halifax Militia. As Lady Mary Horton, she presented the original colours to the regiment on 10th January 1804

Gordon Riggs Garden Centre, Walsden
Created at Winterbutlee Mill, Walsden [1962]

Gordon, Tom
[1???-19??] Superintendent of Police at West Riding Police Station [1936]

He lived at 27 Prescott Street, Halifax [1936]

Gore, Elias
[1889-1917] Born in Accrington.

He was employed by Varley Brothers Limited.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Minnie Kenyon in Haslingden.

They lived at 550 Burnley Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916] with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, then served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [16th August 1917] (aged 28).

and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, on Todmorden War Memorial, on Cornholme War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael & All Angels' Church, Cornholme

Gore, Rev J. C.
[19??-] He was Rector of Elland [19??], Canon of Lusaka, and Rural Dean of Brighouse and Elland [1977]

Gorell, Henry
[15??-15??] Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1577-1579]

Goring, Leonard
[1885-1966] Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He trained to be a teacher at St John's College York.

He was Master at Clifton Church of England School [1917-1918]

In 1912, he married Ethel Martha Bamber in Fylde District.

They lived at Clifton Woodhead [1917-1918]

Gorman, Harry Fortescue
[1901-1946] Son of Florence & Major William Henry Gorman (formerly of the East Surrey Regiment).

In [Q3] 1933, he married Frances Isabel Patricia Robinson in Halifax.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Artillery.

He died 20th January 1946 (aged 45).

He was buried at the Hamburg Cemetery [1A C 15]

Gorman, John
[1796-1871] A tailor.

In October 1871, he was found dead in bed at Blindlane, Todmorden.

Newspapers reported that £85 11/5½d was found in various parts of the house

Gorman, Philip
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Gorple Lower Reservoir
One of the Gorple reservoirs. It covers 51 acres and has a capacity of 277 million gallons

Gorple Reservoirs
There are 2 reservoirs: Gorple Upper Reservoir and Gorple Lower Reservoir.

They were begun in 1927 and opened on 7th July 1934.

On 17th February 1930, there were reports of mineral springs being tapped at Gorple.

See Gorple Mission and Navvyopolis

Gorple Upper Reservoir
One of the Gorple reservoirs. It covers 54 acres and has a capacity of 381 million gallons

Gorpley
District of Todmorden.

A fulling mill is recorded here in 1620

Gorpley Clough
Area below Gorpley Reservoir near Gauxholme.

There are several picturesque waterfalls on the stream.

On 20th May 1862, Hannah, wife of William Holden of Todmorden, died after falling down a precipice here

Gorpley Reservoir, Todmorden
On 12th August 1898, Royal Assent was given to the Todmorden Corporation Water Act, which empowered the Corporation to build 2 reservoirs in the Gorpley Valley, and to build an aqueduct down Gorpley Clough and Dulesgate to Gauxholme.

On 5th December 1899, Howroyd and part of the Gorpley estate were bought for £5,900 for Todmorden's new waterworks.

The reservoir was built for Todmorden Town Council around 1900 by Benjamin Lumb.

The first sod was cut on 31st May 1900 by Alderman and Mrs William Ormerod.

The contract price for the construction was £49,413 15/4d.

It opened on 23rd March 1905.

On 14th April 1928, a number of workmen were killed at the Reservoir construction site.

Capacity 120 million gallons, providing 690,000 gallons per day. The drainage and catchment area for the reservoir was 720 acres, and the surface area of the reservoir was 15½ acres, and around 76 ft deep

Goschen, George
[1831-1907] 1st Viscount Goschen. Liberal politician and businessman. He was a champion of free trade. He addressed an anti-protection meeting at the Victoria Hall, Halifax [28th January 1904]

Goshen Working Men's Club, Todmorden
Recorded in 1913, when the membership was 105

Gosling, John
[17??-18??] A fustian cutter from Manchester who – with John McDonald – infiltrated a Luddite meeting at the St Crispin Inn in 1812

Gosling, Joseph
[18??-1914]

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

He died 18th October 1914.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [4], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gosling, William
[1873-19??] Born in Birkenhead.

He was a boiler maker [1901]; a welded boiler maker [1911].

Around 1893, he married Catherine (Kate) [1872-19??].


Kate was born in Derby
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1893] who was an electrician wireman [1911]
  2. William [b 1897] who was a joiner's apprentice [1911]
  3. Beatrice [b 1900] who was a part-time school / errand girl [1911]
  4. Wilfred [b 1901]
  5. Samuel [b 1904]

The family lived at 46 Trafalgar Street, Halifax [1901]; 18 Trafalgar Square, Halifax [1911]

Gospel Thorn Farm, Clifton

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Gosport House, Stainland
Owners and tenants have included

Gothard, Elliott Senior
[1894-1918] Son of Ann & Milton Gothard of 7 Hope Hall Terrace, Halifax.

He was educated at halifax Secondary School.

He had a sweetheart Miss May Pridmore.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 6th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 29th March 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [58 & 59], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Gothard, W.
[18??-19??] In 8th January 1924 he was the owner of Swat Farm, Cragg Vale


Question: Does anyone know if he was William Gothard [1876-1948]?

 

Gothard, Rev William
[1???-18??] He was Minister at Providence Congregational Church, Elland for 12 months [1829]. He moved to Balderstone and then to Knottingley [1834]

Gott, Herbert
[18??-19??] Stone merchant at Merry Boys Quarry, Northowram [1896]

Gott, John
[18??-1867] Of Wyther Hall and Armley House, Leeds.

He married Mary Ann Brooke.

They had no children.

On March 23rd 1861, Gott was involved in an accident when riding in a cab to Halifax station. The horse took fright and ran furiously down Horton Street, when the cab overturned.

See Christ Church, Pellon

Gott, Rev John
[19??-] Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge and then the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Mytholmroyd

Gott, Joseph
[1???-1???] He was Master of Heywood's School

Gott, Norman
[1898-1916] Son of Thomas Davis Gott

He was a member of Salem Methodist Chapel & School / a member of the Halifax Mutual Orchestral Band / a creeler [1911] / a clerk at Dean Clough Mills.

During World War I, he enlisted [1st November 1916], and served as a Private with the 91st Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He went to the Front [28th January 1917].

He was killed by a shell whilst tending wounded soldiers [2nd July 1916] (aged 18).

He was buried at the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension [I C 30].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Gott, Rev Stephen
[19??-] He was Curate at Christ Church, Pellon [1996] / Vicar of St Thomas's Church, Greetland and St John the Evangelist, West Vale [1997].

He left in 2005

Gott, Thomas Davis
[1863-19??] Son of Benjamin Gott, gas stoker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a lin dryer of Woolshops, Halifax [1894] / a factory timekeeper [1901] / a clerk [1911].

In 1894, he married Mary Jane Ramsden [1871-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of Haley Hill, was the daughter of Joseph Ramsden, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Norman
  2. Arthur [b 1899] who was a bobbin stripper [1911]
  3. Eva [b 1901]
  4. Hilda [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 17 Temperance Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 55 Crossley Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911, 1916]

Gotthardt & Dean
Worsted manufacturers at Ovenden and Halifax.

Partners included John Ibbetson Gotthardt and Samuel Dean.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1845

Gotthardt, John Ibbetson
[1???-1854] Partner in Gotthardt & Dean.

In 1843, he married Hannah Dean.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1844] who married [1864] Richard Thompson Grange at Bradford
  2. Harriet Ibbetson [b 1845]
  3. William Dean [b 1847]

Goucke, Charles
[1851-1913] Son of Ann (née Groocke) [1810-1880] & James Goocke [1804-1887], a Scottish land agent.

Born in Pocklington.

He was a printer & compositor [1871, 1881, 1891].

Charles was a lodger in Langfield [1871].

In 1872, he married Lucy Ann Broadbent [1852-1937] in Todmorden.


Lucy Ann was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Edith Ann Broadbent [1874-1961]
  2. Charles Edward Broadbent
  3. Florence Broadbent [1879-1948]
  4. Emily Jane Broadbent [1885-1954]

The family lived at

  • 210 Wellfield Terrace, Langfield, Todmorden [1881]
  • 22 Victoria Road, Stansfield, Todmorden [1891]

He died in Chorlton, Lancashire [1st November 1913].

Lucy Ann died in Barton, Lancashire [18th April 1937]

Goucke, Charles Edward Broadbent
[1875-1945] JP.

Son of Charles Goucke.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a railway clerk [1891] / a bookkeeper at slipper works [1901] / manager of slipper factory [1911] / Secretary of the Todmorden Liberal Club [1917] / Mayor of Todmorden [1927-1928].

In 1897, he married Ann Law [1875-19??] at Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1900]
  2. Elsie [b 1904]
  3. James Stanley [b 1905]
  4. Charles Cyril [b 1908]
  5. Marian [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 9 Eagle Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 70 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was sister-in-law Mary E. Law [aged 24] (dressmaker) All born in Todmorden

Gough, Benjamin
[1895-1918] Born in Brighouse.

In October 1918, he married Maud Whitbread in Edmonton, London.

They lived at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 16th Brigade Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery.

He died a month after his marriage [7th November 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Premont British Cemetery [II C 15]

Gough Farm, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

Gough, John
[1836-1875] He and Henry Jones were killed [7th December 1875] during the construction of the Queensbury Tunnel, when a charge exploded as they attempted to withdraw it. Four other men were injured, including John Rowley.

Gough, Rev Percival
[1878-1955] Son of Mary Ann & Charles Gough, an accountant

Born in Oxford. He was Curate at Halifax [1910-1912], Vicar of Heptonstall [1913-1921], and Vicar of St Thomas's Church, Halifax [1922].

He established the Heptonstall Players

In 1906, he married Florence Madeline James [1879-1939] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Florence Madeline was born in Oxford
 

They had no children.

Florence Madeline died in Blean, Kent [12th May 1939]

Percival died in Willesden, Middlesex [27th January 1955]

Gould, Richard
[1794-1865] He lived at Roomfield House, Todmorden

Goulden, Arthur
[1884-1914] Son of Elizabeth & Alfred Goulden.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton spinner [1905].

On 16th March 1905, he married Naomi Budden [1888-1927] in Gosport, Hampshire.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1905]
  2. Evelyn [b 1907]
  3. Annie [b 1909]
  4. Alfred [b 1910]
  5. Emily Aisne [b 1914]

The children were born in Barkisland.

The family lived at 1 Riding Head Lane, Luddenden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed accidentally in the field [7th November 1914] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [51 & 53], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on Barkisland War Memorial

Goulding, Frederick
[1852-1877] He died [2nd February 1877] (aged 25)  after being crushed between a wagon and a supporting timber, during the construction of the Queensbury Tunnel

Goulthorpe, Harry
[1896-1948] Son of Emily & Seth Goulthorpe. Born in Stanley.

He was an engineer fitter [1911].

In [Q4] 1919, he married Gertrude Moore [1897-1957] in Halifax.

Harry died 1st March 1948 (aged 52).

In [Q1] 1941, Gertrude married Hubert Robertshaw in Calder District.

Gertrude died 2nd August 1957 (aged 60).

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Goux, Manure & Sanitary Company Limited
Recorded in 1874 at Market Hall, Halifax.

See Goux system

Goux, Pierre Nicholas
[18??-18??] A French engineer. He won prizes at the 1867 Paris Exhibition.

In July 1870, the Halifax Sanitary Committee recommended the Corporation to enter into an agreement with him for the use of his Patent Absorbent Closet System, for which a licence fee would have to be paid to use the process.

In August, an arrangement was entered into with the Sanitary Improvement & Manure Manufacturing Company Limited for the emptying of privies and ashpits under the Goux System for a period of 12 months.

In May 1871, the scheme was widely used in Halifax, some 2,000 cast iron number plates being ordered for the closets, with a potential to increase to 8,000.

In January 1875, the Goux Company gave notice of a wish to terminate the contract with the Corporation.

In January 1876, the Corporation took over the running of the Goux Depot.

Goux Closets were still in use in 1916 when there are references in the Improvement Committee Minutes to changing them over to Water closets

Gover, Dr Charles Norman
[1890-1930] MC.

Of Calder Grange House, Mytholmroyd. Medical Officer of Health for Mytholmroyd. During World War I, he was Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £2,795

Grace
[17??-18??] A professional beggar at Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mad Nanny

Originally from Holme-in-Stansfield, she and her daughter went to live near Cross Stone Church

Grace, H. A.
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1924-1926]

Gracey, PC
[18??-1???] Constable at Elland [1876]

Graeme, James
[16??-1720] Clothier. He bought Heath Hall, Halifax from John Ramsden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

In the various sources, there is some confusion with the surnames Graeme, Græme, Graemes, Graham, Greame, Gream, Greames, Grime, and Grimes

Grafton House, Halifax
House on Savile Road. Owners and tenants have included

In October 1947, Grafton House Hostel opened here for the accommodation of displaced persons from Europe.

Grafton Lodge, Halifax
Savile Park.

Owners and tenants have included

Graham's: A. Graham & Son
Luggage, saddle and harness makers in Halifax.

In 1915, they were at 18 Horton Street, 85 King Cross, West Street, Sowerby Bridge and Luddendenfoot.

They were at 24 Southgate [1936] and Silver Street [1960s]

Graham's: Alfred Graham & Company Limited
They were described as


Specialises in the design and manufacture of marine electrical communications equipment and low pressure signalling apparatus
 

Graham, Alice Mary Stebbings
[1???-19??] JP.

She was Mayor of Todmorden [1955-1956]

Graham, Amos
[1861-1934] JP.

Son of John Graham.

He was a saddle and harness maker and leather-goods manufacturer – Amos Graham & Son – of Luddendenfoot [1915].

In 1930, he was appointed magistrate for the West Riding

Graham & Fleming
Wrought iron, welded steel and riveted boiler manufacturers, and coppersmiths with business at Premier Works, Halifax.

In 1854, George Graham and Andrew Fleming took over the business of S. T. Crook at Charlestown, Halifax.

Fleming became sole proprietor when Graham retired.

In 1876, one of their products

The Colonial boiler
won the prize medal at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

Graham & Normanton
Lathe makers at Exmoor Street, Halifax. They were bought by Derek Hartle

Graham, Arthur
[1866-1932] Born in Todmorden.

He was a bobbin turner [1911].

On 30th November 1889, he married Ann Greenwood [1868-19??] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. child who died young before 1911
  2. child who died young before 1911
  3. child who died young before 1911
  4. Harry
  5. Alex [b 1896] who was a cotton weaver [1900]
  6. Philip [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 14 Palma Street, Todmorden [1911]
  • Cornholme

Graham's: Arthur Graham & Company Limited
Manufacturer of specialised telephone equipment for ships and heavy industries. Formed at Woolwich, London in 189? and became a limited company in 1926. As a resultant of bombing during World War II, the company moved to Box Tree Mills, Wheatley, and later to premises on the site of the Washer Lane Dye Works. The company was bought by Siemens in 19??

Graham-Campbell, Rev Archibald R.
[18??-19??] MA.

He was assistant master at Eton before becoming Vicar of St Paul's Church, Queens Road [1937]. In 1942, he was appointed to King's College Cambridge. He went on to serve in St Albans, London, Colombo and Peterborough

Graham, Edwin
[18??-18??] Photographer.

He was at the Albert Portrait Rooms, Halifax [August 1868] and 23 Ward's End, Halifax [1874]

Graham, George
[18??-18??] Partner in Graham & Fleming

Graham, Harry
[1883-1916] Son of John Graham, labourer.

He was a clay miner of Gladstone View, Southowram [1904] / a clay miner at firebrick works [1911] / employed by David Sharratt & Sons Limited, Elland.

In 1904, he married Ellen Morris [1886-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen, of Rosemary Terrace, Siddal, was the daughter of Charles Morris, bootmaker
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. Dora [b 1906]
  3. Leslie [b 1909]
  4. Ellen [b 1911]

The family lived at 7 Rosemary Grove, Siddal, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [27th November 1914], and served as a Driver with the 49th Division Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery.

He went to the Front [April 1915].

He died from pleurisy in hospital at Le Havre Hospital [12th July 1916] (aged 33).

He was buried at the Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre [19 JJ 7].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graham, Harry
[1891-1917] Son of Arthur Graham.

Born in Cornholme.

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 26th December 1917.

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXVII CC 2A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Graham, Harry Wilkinson
[1889-1918] Son of Ann Elizabeth & Amos Graham of Laurel Mount, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [15th April 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery [II E 4].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Graham, John
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1962-1963]

Graham, John
[1833-1???] Woolsorter in Sowerby.

In 1856, he married Dinah Siddal [1833-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lydia Ann [b 1859]
  2. Amos
  3. Jane [b 1863]
  4. Sarah [b 1865]
  5. John [b 1867]
  6. Milton [b 1871]

The family lived at Sowerby New Road [1881]

Graham, John
[1916-1944] Born in Newcastle.

In [Q4] 1942, he married Margery Kershaw in Halifax.

They lived at 127 Ovenden Way, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 11th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment.

He died of wounds with the 2nd Army [6th November 1944] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery [19 B 7].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graham, Leslie
[1908-1944] Son of Ellen & Harry Graham of Halifax.

Born in London.

He worked for Asquith's.

In [Q4] 1938, he married Violet May Whitehead in Halifax.

They lived at Upper Brunswick, Halifax.

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

He died 14th July 1944 (aged 35).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [E 49].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graham's: Robert, William & James Graham
Cotton spinners at Kebroyd Upper Mill [1803]. Partners included Robert Graham of Making Place, William Graham of Making Place, and James Graham of Aldermanbury, London.

In 1803, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Graham, Rev William
[1721-1796] MA of a Scotch University. Minister at Warley Independent Chapel [1742-1763]. He was described as
a man of learning and ability

Around 1756, many of the congregation were unhappy with his Arian teaching and joined dissatisfied members from Moor End Congregational Chapel to establish a group of Midgley.

In November 1763, he left Warley to live in Halifax. He frequently assisted the Minister of Northgate End Chapel [1742-1763].

He was a close friend of the scientist Dr Joseph Priestley.

He published his sermons

  • Repentance the only condition of final acceptance
  • The Doctrine of Atonement, briefly considered

which had been stimulated by the appearance of Evangelical preachers – such as those of the Wesleys and Whitefield - in Halifax.

He wrote articles for the Theological Repository under the name Pyrrho

Graham, William Walton
[1863-1920] Son of Ruth (née Holgate) [from Leeds] & Thomas Graham, a broker & agent from Burnley.

Born in Burnley.

He was a tailor / a poet / a member of the Calder Valley Poets

In 1884, he married Annie Vaughan [1861-1918] in Burnley.

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1886]
  2. Ruth [b 1888]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1890]
  4. Elsie E [b 1891]
  5. Annie [b 1896]
  6. Mary Gwendoline Vaughan [b 1903]

He died in Burnley [20th April 1920]

Grahame-White, Claude
[1879-1959] Pioneer aviator – known as Claudie – who, on 10th June 1910, flew his Henri Farman Biplane from the Halifax Race Course towards the Halifax Zoo, which he circled before returning.

The plane was 36 ft in length and had a wingspan of 32½ ft.

Grahame-White had been invited to Halifax by Captain Herbert Spencer for a fee of £1,000

Grain Farm, Pecket Well
Aka Grain.

Early 17th century hall-and-cross-wing house dated IM 1604.

Owners and tenants have included

The Crossley family of Hebden Bridge were here until the 1780s

Grain Water Bridge, Hebden Bridge
A single-arch bridge at the head of Crimsworth Dean

Graining Water
Stream flowing from Widdop and into Hebden Water. Joins Alcomden Stream at the Meeting of the Waters.

See Grain

Grainings, Rastrick
Brook Grain Hill. House built by the Walshaw family of Walshaw Drake's Mill, Rastrick.

Owners and tenants have included

  • The Jackson family [1947]

The beck that runs through Rastrick flowed along the westerly edge of the property

Grand Clothing Hall, Brighouse
Briggate. It was one of a number of business – along with G. E. Young's Universal Radio & Cycle Company and Thomas Joy – in the building which was erected in 18??.

In 1945, it became the Astoria Ballroom, and was demolished in 19?? to make way for the car park

Grand Clothing Hall, Halifax
Clothiers.

Recorded in 1922, when H. Wilkinson was the proprietor at 25 Crown Street, Halifax.

Recorded in 1936, when Hart & Levy were the proprietors at 32-34 Northgate, Halifax

Grand Picture House
After being a music hall since 1902, the Grand Theatre & Opera House opened as the Grand Picture House at Whitsuntide in 1925. The cinema had a capacity of 1100. The opening presentation was a private showing of Rupert of Hentzau, and the first public presentation was His Lady Secretary, starring Mae Busch, Pat O'Mally, and Wanda Hawley. In 1940, it became a theatre once again

Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax
Music hall and variety theatre which was located at the south-east end of North Bridge.

It opened in 1889.

It closed in 1956, and was demolished in 1957/8

See Otto C. Culling, Tyrone Guthrie and William Robinson

Grandage, Abraham
[1837-1919] Son of William Grandage.

Born in Bradford.

He was a stuff merchant / a dyer

He was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893.

On 31st December 1859, he married Ruth Briggs [1837-1925] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Henry [1861-1946]
  2. Mary [b 1862]
  3. Lucy [1863-1961]
  4. George [1866-1920]
  5. Rosa [1867-1949]
  6. Ellen [b 1869]
  7. Martha [1870-1845]
  8. Gertrude [1871-1855]
  9. Norah [b 1873]
  10. Winifred [1874-1971]
  11. Phillip [1876-1958]
  12. Lawrence [1878-1942]
  13. William Briggs

The family lived at

He died in Rawdon

Grandage, George
[18??-19??] Second son of Abraham Grandage.

On 5th July 1893, he married Esther Eliza Catherine Chambers at St Martin's Church, Brighouse


Esther Eliza Catherine was the daughter of William John Chambers
 

Grandage, Isaac
[1826-1885] Son of William Grandage

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool dyer.

He married Fanny Mann [28th April 1852] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. William [b 1853]
  2. Thomas Kenyon [b 1856]

He died in Wellington, Somerset

Grandage, Jacob
[1831-1903] Son of William Grandage

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool dyer.

On 19th October 1852, he married Harriet Bland in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1856]
  2. Eliza [b 1858]
  3. Herbert [b 1862]
  4. William [b 1865]
  5. Rachel [b 1868]

He died in Bradford

Grandage's: W. Grandage & Company
Cotton, wool and silk dyers, bleachers, stovers, sizers and melangers, piece dyers and finishers at Calder Dye Works, Brighouse.

The business was established in 1845 by John Burgess.

It was then run by Mr Hepworth.

In 1888, it was acquired by William Grandage.

They had branches in Bradford, and offices in Bradford, Manchester and Glasgow

Grandage, William
[1804-1890] Son of Mary & William Grandage.

Born in Skircoat [14th January 1804].

On 4th January 1824, he married Rachel Kenyon [1804-1885] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Skircoat
 

Around 1835, the family moved from Halifax to Bradford.

Children:

  1. Isaac
  2. Alice [1828-1916] who married Dan Ripley
  3. Jacob
  4. Martha [1833-1844]
  5. Abraham
  6. Rachel [1838-1887] who married Samuel Harrison
  7. Jane [b 1841] who married Jonathan Hodgson
  8. William
  9. Elizabeth [b 1844]
  10. Emma [b 1845] who married [1874] Robert Pott

Rachel died in Bradford [1885].

William died in Bradford [1890]

Grandage, William
[1842-1917] Son of William Grandage.

Born in Bradford.

He was a wool dyer employing 219 men [1881] / partner in W. Grandage & Company [1895]

In 1888, he bought Calder Dye Works, Brighouse,

On 23rd November 1900, the business went into liquidation.

In 1862, he married Hannah Briggs [1836-1890] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1863]
  2. Frederick William [b 1865]
  3. Ellis Briggs [b 1867]
  4. James [b 1868]
  5. Hannah [b 1869]
  6. Jane [b 1870]
  7. Clara [b 1873]
  8. Katherine [b 1874]

He died in Knaresborough

Grandage, William Briggs
[1880-1917] Son of Abraham Grandage.

Born in Bradford.

He married H. M. Landale.

The family lived at 74 Gloucester Road, London.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th May 1917.

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [X A 30].

After his death, his wife was recorded as Mrs Gwatkin Williams

The Grange Farm, Clifton

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Grange, George
[1866-1918] Of Rastrick.

He joined the Royal Navy [1882].

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

He died 27th November 1918 (aged 52).

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

The Grange, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

Grange House, Southowram
Owners and tenants have included

Grange House, Sowerby Bridge
Formerly the Crown, Sowerby Bridge

Grange House, Warley
Aka The Grange, Warley Grange. Mid-17th century yeoman clothier's house.

It originally comprised the house, several cottages and outbuildings.

A fireplace is inscribed IEW for Isaac E. Wilkinson, and the initials of Isaac and his wife, Esther, are inscribed on a sundial at the house.

In 17??, the house was bought by the incumbents of Hartshead Church and the rents from the property went to the living at Hartshead.

Owners and tenants have included

See Warley Cricket Ground

The Grange, Lightcliffe
Aka Lightcliffe Grange.

The house was built around 1529 by William Whitley, and was known as New House, Lightcliffe.

There is a sundial dated 1704 on the front of the house.

The house was rebuilt by Andrew Scott McLaurin and the name changed to The Grange.

The house stood between The Sun and Crow Nest.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Penelope Pitt, Viscountess Ligonier (possibly) lived here for a time.

From around 1990, it has been a care home for the elderly.

In 2015, there were proposals to demolish the house.

In 2016, a new housing development was built on the site

The Grange, Ovenden

Grange Terrace, Lightcliffe
Wakefield Road. A terraces of houses dated IC 1875 which stand near to St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. There are monograms HC and MC on the houses.


Question: Does anyone know who HC / IC / MC could have been?

 

The gable of the end house has holes for pigeons.

A similar terrace – Greenhouses – stands opposite

The houses may have been built by Brookes for their employees.

Grange, Thomas Richard
[1895-1916] Son of Sarah & Thomas Richard Grange of 6 Little Woodhouse, Rastrick.

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

He died 22nd April 1916 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Basra Memorial [37 & 64]

Granger, Peter Metcalfe
[1857-1937] Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet merchant / partner in Baxter & Granger.

In 1883, he married Martha, daughter of John Baxter, in Halifax. Martha was the sister of his business partner, James Baxter.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter

The family lived at

  • 18 Mayfield Grove, Halifax [1891]
  • 7 Leicester Terrace, Halifax [1905]
  • 1 Heath Park Avenue, Halifax [1936]

Grangers (Halifax) Limited
Electrical, radio and television engineers. They were at 13 Commercial Street, Halifax and 15 George Street [1952]

Grannan, Thomas
[1895-1915] Son of Mary Ellen & Michael Grannan of 12 Back Longfield Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 27th December 1915 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Lancashire Landing Cemetery [J 44].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Granny Hall, Brighouse
House at Granny Hall Lane. Built in 1???.

Plasterwork in the hall displayed the Royal Arms Charles I.

Owners and tenants have included

Richard Kershaw discovered beds of stone on the estate. This was worked by Farrer and others.

The house was demolished in 1907 – it is said that the owners wanted to reach a bed of sandstone which lay beneath the house. A small rose garden now stands on the site in Granny Hall Lane.

It is said that the cellars of the Hall were not properly filled-in; consequently, the garden shows signs of subsidence.

A poltergeist – a child named Chloe who lived at a big house situated at/near Granny Hall – has been reported at a modern house in the neighbourhood.

The origin of the name is uncertain.

See Granny and Granny Hall farm, Brighouse

Granny Hall farm, Brighouse
See Granny Hall, Brighouse, Henry Sunderland and Rufus Sunderland

Granny Hill, Halifax
Area of Pye Nest / King Cross

Granolite
The name of a paving and flooring material produced by Brookes

Gransmoor House, Hebden Bridge
Owners and tenants have included

Grant, Rev Duncan
[18??-1???] He trained at Rotherham College before becoming Minister at Holywell Green Congregational Church [1883]. He resigned in November 1888 and went to live in London

Grant, Rev James Alexander
[18??-19??] BA.

He was educated at Merton College Oxford and ordained at Brighouse before becoming Deacon of Cross Stone [1892]

Grant, Janie Forsythe
[18??-1???] Of Sherbrooke, Canada.

She married Rev Christopher Wright Rawson

Grantham
An area of Rastrick by the Sun Inn cross roads

Grantham, Mrs Frances
[16??-1???] She established Frances Grantham's Bequest by her will of 1692.

Her sister, Thornhill, was to handle the bequest

Grantham's: Frances Grantham's Bequest
In her will of 1692, Mrs Frances Grantham provided for 20 poor men, 20 poor women, and 12 poor boys of Elland and Fixby to receive 1/- each on Christmas Day each year.

Her sister, Thornhill, was to handle the bequest

Grantham Park, Rastrick
Stood between the Sun Inn and Upper Edge.

Andy Eccles writes

Grantham Park was situated on Dewsbury Road, Upper Edge, Rastrick near to Upper Edge Baptist Church.

In the mid 1850s it was owned by James Barratt of the Black Bull, Elland.

A range of sporting activities that took place there in the 1850/60s – including live pigeon shooting, rabbit coursing, pedestrianism (both walking and running races), cricket, knurr & spell and brass band contests. All these sports involved varying amounts of prize money and heavy gambling took place both at the park and in the pub.

Barratt often supplied the pigeons and rabbits for the competitions, and sometimes added bonus prize money to that which had been agreed between the competitors and placed with the stakeholder.

He is shown as actually taking part in one rabbit coursing match [8th February 1857] with his dog called Dutchman for £10 a side against a Mr Ford of Lockwood.

One of the local favourite middle distance runners was Thomas Bintcliffe.

Rastrick Cricket Club played here [1860].

New Road Cricket Club played here [24th April 1886]

Brass Band contests were a regular feature at Grantham Park from the 1880s. One such contest was reported in the Huddersfield Chronicle [23rd June 1891] and appears to have been the last one at Grantham Park before it went to another venue in Elland. The report states


The contest took place in the beautifully situated grounds of Grantham Park, Rastrick. The weather was favourable and there was a large attendance of visitors from all parts of the district. Six bands took part, namely Norland, Greetland & West Vale, Lindley, Brighouse & Rastrick Temperance, Sowerby Bridge and Northowram. There were various prizes amounting to £29-10s
 

Granville Studios, Halifax
Photographic business established at Prince's Arcade, Halifax when Alan Hugh Greaves bought the studios in 1962. In 1970, he sold the studios and moved to Knott End, near Fleetwood

Graphic House, Halifax
Silver Street. Mid 19th century building

Graptolite
Pen-name of J. H. Ogden who produced a local history column in the Halifax Guardian.

These include:

A graptolite was an animal of the Palaeozoic era some forms of which had markings resembling quill pens or writing

Gratrix, Rev James
[1801-18??] MA.

He was Curate at Halifax Parish Church [1833] and Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1841].

He lived at Ward's End [1841].

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

Grattan, Rev Enoch
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1874 at 38 North Parade, Halifax

Grattan, Thomas
[1849-19??] Born in Tiverton, Devon

He was a commission agent with Prudential Assurance.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rose [b 1874]
  2. William [b 1890] who was a railway porter [1911]
  3. Leonard [b 1895] who was a number taker at railway [1911]

They lived at 3a Clare Road, Halifax [1911]

Gratton, Rev E.
[18??-18??] Minister at Salem Methodist Chapel, North Parade [1874]

Graucob, Find
[1???-1978] He came to England from Denmark in 1922, and started his own firm as a speciality sales organiser in London.

In 1943, his company bought Nu-Swift Fire Extinguishers at Elland.

He retired as chairman in 1975. He and his wife, Sylvia, lived at Overgate for 20 years before they moved to Jersey on his retirement

Graughan, John
[18??-1864] A labourer from Southowram Bank.

On 12th November 1864, he was killed when he fell under the wheels of a vehicle in which he was travelling. The vehicle was passing through Salterhebble as it was returning to Huddersfield after delivering a steam boiler to Crossley's Carpet Works at Dean Clough.

At the inquest, it was reported that Graughan was

the worse for liquor at the time

and a verdict of Accidental Death was returned

Gravatt, William
[1806-1866] FRS.

From London.

He was a mathematician and a civil engineer. He was assistant to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was an engineer with the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company. In 1832, he designed Harrison House, Halifax for the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

Grave, Arnold
[1892-1917] Son of John Grave.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a cashier [1916].

On 26th Oct 1915, he married Priscilla Highley [1895-1976],


Priscilla was born in Mytholmroyd, the daughter of Alfred Highley
 

Children:

  1. John Highley [1916-1979]

The family lived at

During World War I, Arnold enlisted in Halifax [12th August 1916], and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 236th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action at Langemarck, Belgium [12th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [154-159], on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School, on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

He left £321 17/6d in his will to his wife Priscilla.

Priscilla stayed with her parents at the Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd, until 1918, when she moved to Victoria Buildings, Cragg Vale.

She never married again.

She was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

Grave, John
[1860-1936] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a master baker [1888].

On 8th March 1888, he married Emma Crowther [1867-1918] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. Bertram [1889-1958] who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I
  2. Annie [b 1891]
  3. Arnold

The children were born in Mytholmroyd

Grave of Anne Lister
Anne Lister died of the plague following a bite by a fever-carrying tick at Kutaisi [Koutais] near Tbilisi [Tiflis] in Georgia, Russia on 22nd September 1840.

Her body was taken to Moscow for embalming and burial.

Her remains were brought back to England by way of Constantinople, and she was buried in Halifax Parish Church – 6 months later – on 29th April 1841.

The grave is not visible today and its location is uncertain.

In her Journals for 1836, Anne described her father's funeral during which she stood over the open grave

in the central aisle, a little in front of the main altar

and reflects that there was room for 2 more coffins in the grave

Gravenor, Herbert Evan
[1894-1917] He was a mechanic.

He lived at 3 Vicar Street, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 16th October 1917 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Nine Elms British Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gravenor, Herbert Evan
[1894-1917] Son of Mrs George & Mr Gravenor of 3 Vicar Street, Rawson Street, Boothtown, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with C Battery 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 19th October 1917 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Nine Elms British Cemetery [V F 19]

Graves, Cedric Charles
[1891-1916] Son of Clara & George Graves of 3A, Hill Crest, Woodhouse Lane, Brighouse.

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

He died 5th September 1916 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery [H 49]

Graves, Henry Swan
[18??-18??] Surgeon dentist at 6 Clare Hall Road, Halifax and to the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary. He lived at Exley Bank Cottage [1845]

Graves, John
[1879-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a mason's labourer [1911].

In 1911, he was living with Mary Annie and her son Cyril. Mary Annie was recorded as wife


Mary Annie was the estranged wife of
Willie Arthur Gledhill.

No marriage has been found for John and Mary Annie

 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1908]

The family lived at 5 St Anne's Square, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Graves, Memorials & Epitaphs

Gray, Rev E. G.
[18??-19??] He was at Wirksworth before becoming Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [1922]

Gray, Rev Earl
[18??-19??] Minister at United Methodist Free Church, Sowerby Bridge [1898]

Gray, Elijah James
[1843-1916] Son of Elijah Gray, miner.

Born in Warley.

He was a mechanic [1864, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a mechanic iron turner [1901] / a mechanic general [1911]

In 1864, he married Hannah Turner [1843-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of John Turner, mason
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1865] who was an operative woollen [1881], a worsted spinner [1891], a carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Christiana [b 1868] who was an operative woollen [1881], a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1871] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

The family lived at

  • 10 Fountain Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Hollingworth Bank, Clegg, Butterworth, Littleborough, Lancashire [1881]
  • 53 Tuel Lane, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]

On 31st January 1907, Hannah injured neighbour Mrs Sarah Shepley with a broom.

On 2nd November 1907, Hannah was charged with fortune-telling. The Court heard that she was a Spiritualist. She was fined £2 plus 12/6d costs, or 1 month in prison

Gray's Furniture Stores
Furniture dealer at Halifax.

(Possibly) established by J. Gray.

They had premises at

Gray, George
[1865-1???] Son of Matthew Gray, gentleman.

Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber of Franklin Street, Halifax [1891] / a plumber [1901, 1911].

In 1891, he married Jane (Jennie) Dawkins [1869-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jennie, of Gerrard Street, Halifax, was born in Reepham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Harry Dawkins, huntsman [?]
 

Children:

  1. Henry Matthew
  2. Catherine E. [b 1898]

The family lived at 16 Lemon Street, Queen's Road, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Dawkins [b 1876] (lady's maid) 

Gray, Helen
[19??-] She was a member of Todmorden Golf Club. She won the club's ladies' championship 38 times, and gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records

Gray, Henry Douglas
[1860-19??] Born in Birstwith.

In [Q2] 1890, he married Sarah Gregson [1861-19??] in Holbeck.


Sarah came from Standish, Lancashire
 

They had no children.

In 1911, Henry Douglas was Head master of the Blue Coat School and Sarah was matron

Gray, Henry Matthew
[1893-1917] Known as Harry.

Son of George Gray.

He was a member of the Boy Scout movement / a member of Queens Road Methodist New Connexion Chapel / a card setting machine tenter [1911] / employed by John Whiteley & Sons at Brunswick Mills.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with C Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing wounded at Bullecourt, Battle of Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

Gray, J.
[18??-19??] Furniture dealer at Halifax.

In July 1884, he was declared bankrupt

See Gray's Furniture Stores

Gray, Rev James Comper
[18??-1904] He trained at Rotherham College before becoming Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1859, 1865].

In 1867, he published a 4-volume work

The Class and the Desk: a Manual for Sunday School Teachers

In 1873, he moved to Bristol.

He died in South Africa.

See Stoney Royd Cemetery

Gray, Jessie
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle. Her published works include

  • Enjoying Yorkshire's Waters [1978, 1979]

Gray, Jonathan
[1???-1???] York lawyer for Anne Lister and Ann Walker. He advised the couple on legal matters, including the rewriting of their wills

Gray, Rev Joseph William
[19??-19??] L.Th.

In [Q3] 1930, he married Edith A. Kilner in Wakefield.

Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1945-1967].

The couple retired to Cawthorne [1967]

Gray, Mr
[1???-18??] Landscape gardener who worked on Shibden improvements in the time of Anne Lister

Gray, Percy
[1908-1940] Son of Mary Ellen & John Berdick Gray.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Bessie Townley in Darwen, Lancashire.

They lived in Darwen.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He died 8th September 1940.

He is remembered at Nottingham Crematorium [3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gray, Percy Riley
[18??-19??] Solicitor with Ward's End Chambers, Halifax [1934]. He was solicitor to the Halifax Trade Protection Society.

He qualified in May 1915

Gray, Richard
[1894-1914] Son of Clara & Samuel Gray of Dyson Yard, Westgate, Elland.

Born in Hebden Bridge [Q2 1894].

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

He died 27th October 1914.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [4], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland

Gray, Colonel W. G.
[18??-1911] JP.

He was a Colonel in the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment [1888] and Halifax Volunteers

Gray, Walter George
[1842-1910] Known as Colonel Gray.

Born in Wilberforce.

He was an architect & surveyor [1891] / a partner in Utley & Gray.

On 2nd October 1866, he married Mary Emma Murgatroyd [1835-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Clement George [1870-1932] who was a surveyor [1910]
  2. Marion Louise [1871-1931]

The family lived at

Walter George died 21st November 1910.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £544 12/6d.

Probate was granted to his son Clement George

Gray, William
[18??-18??] Bradford architect who designed the chapel at Brighouse Cemetery [1874]

Gray, William
[18??-19??] Built the parade of shops which stands in Rawson Street, Halifax in front of Somerset House

Gray, Rev William
[1826-1900] Pastor at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1860-1890]. After his resignation, he lived in Halifax before going to live in Chorlton-cum-Hardy where he died

Graydon & Child
Wholesale confectioners.

They did not manufacture their own confectionery, but distributed the products of Cadbury's, Fry's, Dobson's and other manufacturers.

Recorded in 1936 and 1958-1965, when they were at 3 Akroyd Place, Halifax [1965], 14 Commercial Street, Halifax, and St James's Street, Halifax.

They had 3 crimson vans to distribute their goods.

See Memories of Graydon & Child

Graydon, Fred
[18??-1918] He lived at 27 Wood Square, Halifax.

He worked at Lister Lane Print Works, Halifax.

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

He died 1st October 1918.

He was buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery [VIV B 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graydon, Herbert
[1878-1954] Son of William Sykes Graydon.

On 2nd March 1902, he married Emily Peckett [1883-1957] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Emily was born in Halifax, the daughter of Elizabeth (née Smith) [1850-1889] & Walter Peckett [1852-1926]
 

Children:

  1. Jack [1908-1984]
  2. Edith [b 1909]
  3. Douglas [1923-1999]

The family lived at 38 Baines Street, Battinson Road [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was brother Sykes

Graydon, Jack
[1911-1944] Son of Margerison Graydon of Halifax.

His father was killed in World War I.

He was educated at Sunnyside School / employed in the Grocery Department of Mount Pleasant Co-Op, Halifax.

He married Doris May.

They lived in 2 Bank Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

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

He died of burns & shock in military hospital [14th October 1944] (aged 33).

He was cremated at Scholes Moor, and is remembered at Bradford Crematorium [1], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graydon, James
[1824-1???] Son of William Graydon.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book manufacturer [1881].

In [Q2] 1854, he married Hannah Sutcliffe [1823-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Rawdon [b 1856] who was a shop assistant [1881]

The family lived at 30/32 Southgate, Halifax [1881]

Graydon, James Henry
[1895-1917] Son of John William Graydon.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / an apprentice brass worker [1911] / employed by Johnson & Company at West Mount Brass Works, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles & in Egypt.

He was killed in action at Langemarck [27th August 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graydon, John
[1832-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a policeman [1871].

In [Q5] 1865, he married Susannah Greenwood [1824-1???] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1840] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  2. Edward [b 1847] who was a general smith [1871]
  3. James [b 1851] who was a cabinet maker [1871]

The family lived at Back of 39 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871]

Graydon, John William
[1867-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone waggoner [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1891, he married Bridget Walsh [1861-19??] in Todmorden.


Bridget was born in Kirkham, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1893] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  2. James Henry
  3. Charles [b 1898] who was a part-time worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Herbert [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 34 Moor End, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Grove Row, Mount Tabor, Halifax [1911]
  • 12 Summergate Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax
  • 175 Spring Hall Lane, West End, Halifax

Graydon, John William
[1880-1953] Son of William Sykes Graydon.

In 1906, he married Sarah Ann Riley [1881-1960] in Halifax.

  1. Mabel [1907-1997]

The family moved to Australia.

They all died in Australia

Graydon, Margerison
[1880-1918] Son of Mary & Edward Graydon of 105 Woodside, Halifax.

In [Q4] 1907, he married Emily Garforth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack

The family lived at 18 Weber Street, Rawson Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 84th Battalion Training Reserve Labour Corps.

He died in No.2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville [27th November 1918] (aged 38).

He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension [V E 13].

He is remembered twice on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Son Jack died in World War II

Graydon, Sykes
[1884-1918] Son of William Sykes Graydon.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax / a general house painter [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed in action [18th April 1918].

He was buried at the Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy [III B 5].

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

Graydon, Trevor
[1925-1942] Son of Ada & P. Graydon of 4 Freedom Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax & Sunday School / employed by Lees & Collinge.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1941], and served as a Cabin Boy with the Merchant Navy aboard the cargo ship MV Empire Sailor.

He died 21st November 1942 (aged 17)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-518, and sank in the Atlantic, with the loss of 23 of the 65 people aboard.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial [44], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Graydon's: W. H. Graydon & Sons
In 1851, William Henry Graydon established a tailors and outfitters business at the corner of Corn Market / Crown Street, Halifax. The business was listed as Graydon's Clothing Depot [1880s].

In 1864, they moved to the corner of Northgate and Crossley Street, Halifax, formerly occupied by Thomas & Son

Graydon, William
[1801-18??] Born in Halifax.

He became a shoemaker.

He married Mary [1801-19??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1826]
  2. James Graydon
  3. Edwin [b 1827]
  4. William Henry
  5. Alfred [b 1831]
  6. Rawdon [b 1833]

The family lived at 22 Southgate, Halifax [1841]

Graydon, William Henry
[1828-1904] Son of William Graydon.

He established W. H. Graydon & Sons [1851]. He was a tailor and woollen draper employing 6 men and 1 boy [1871] / employing 6 men and 2 girls [1881].

In 1854, he married Emeline Underwood [1832-1???] from Greetland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1855]
  2. Walter [b 1858]
  3. Julia [b 1859]
  4. Frederick [b 1861]
  5. Arnold [b 1863]
  6. Florence E. [b 1869]
  7. Jessie [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • West End, Hipperholme [1871]
  • 2 Blackwall, Halifax [1881]
  • 2 Crossley Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 24 Crossley Street, Halifax [1901]

Emeline was dead by 1901

Graydon, William Sykes
[1839-1898] He was a carpet weaver [1874].

In 1874, he married Ruth Ann Laycock [1845-1895] in Halifax.


Ruth Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1876]
  2. Herbert
  3. John William
  4. Sykes

The family lived at 5 Grant Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Grayshan, John
[1890-1962] In [Q3] 1914, he married Sarah Emma Whitaker in Halifax.


Sarah Emma was the daughter of
Jabez Whitaker
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy Eliza 1919-8th May 1934 who died in the Halifax Infirmary

The family lived at 1 Thorny Bank, Norland [1930s, 1934, 1979].

Dorothy Eliza died 8th May 1934 (aged 15)  Family stories tell that John did not like hospitals, and would not allow Dorothy Eliza to be admitted for treatment when she fell ill, and she died as a result

John died 9th April 1962 (aged 72).

Sarah Emma died 15th April 1979 (aged 88).

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Grayson, Thomas
[1815-1873] Son of Betty & Joseph Grayson.

Born in Elland.

Baptised 4th February 1916`.

He was a small wire drawer [1851, 1871].

In [Q3] 1842, he married (1) Hannah Pickles [1821-1867] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1855]
  2. Arthur [1846-1869]

Hannah died 22nd October 1863 (aged 46).

In [Q1] 1865, he married Martha Sykes [1814-1???] in Halifax


Martha was born in Warley
 

The family lived at

  • 3 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 5 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1871]

He committed suicide 10th September 1873 (aged 57).

The Bradford Observer [Friday 12th September 1873]


On Wednesday evening a man named Thos. Grayson, wire drawer, aged fifty eight, residing in Lower Hope Street, Halifax committed suicide by hanging himself to a spike inside his wardrobe in his own house, his dead body having been found by his wife.

Deceased had been in a low state of mind for some time past and Mr Jubb, surgeon, who had attended him had warned his wife that he had better be closely looked after.

Deceased had been dead for an hour when the body was discovered

 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1445]

Greame, Anne
[1761-1846] Daughter of John Greame.

She was the second wife of John Scholefield Firth.

She and her husband were the godparents of Branwell Brontë.

She and her brother inherited Lower Wat Ing, Norland from their aunt, Mary Hopwood. She sold a part of the estate to the Manchester & Leeds Railway Company

Greame, Emma
[1804-1900] She was the last surviving daughter of Henry Greame.

She died unmarried at her residence, The Grange, Cheltenham [26th July 1900]

Greame, Frances
[1766-18??] Posthumous daughter of William Greame, having been born 3 months after her father's death.

She was brought up in Wakefield.

She married John Ingram

Greame, Hannah
[1807-1889] Fourth daughter of Henry Greame.

She died unmarried at The Grange, Cheltenham

Greame, Henry
[1753-1808] Of Exley Bank.

Son of John Greame.

A Henry Greame, copperas worker at Exley, is recorded in [1808].

He and his sister inherited Lower Wat Ing, Norland from their aunt, Mary Hopwood.

He married Mary Ann [1769-1861].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann
  2. John Earnshaw
  3. Henry Horatio
  4. a daughter
  5. Emma
  6. Hannah

The family lived at Exley Bank, Halifax.

On 18th April 1861, Mary Ann, relict of Henry Greame of Exley Bank, died at Ruthin, Denbighshire, in her 92nd year.

The Monumental & Other Inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church records a memorial


Henry Gream, of Exley, died December the 9th 1808, aged 55 years.

Greame, Henry Horatio
[1799-18??] Aka Orasia.

Son of Henry Greame.

Born in Southowram.

He became a merchant and went to live in London.

In 1822, he was declared bankrupt.

In 1851, he was a landed proprietor & annuitant living at Milner Hill, Norland.

His brother John Earnshaw conveyed an interest in Lower Wat Ing, Norland to him.

He married Sarah [1800-18??].


Sarah was born in Liversedge
 

Children:

  1. Henry Charles [b 1827] who was a wool buyer [1851]
  2. John [b 1830] who was a wool buyer [1851]
  3. Malcolm [b 1837]
  4. Arthur Lyndhurst [b 1841]

He sold the Lower Wat Ing estate to Joseph Priestley Edwards

Greame, James
[173?-1???] Son of William Greame. Of Heath.

He married Anne, daughter of William Kitchingman.

Children:

  1. William

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Greame, John
[1710-1773] Of Exley.

He (possibly) married Frances.

Children:

  1. Anne
  2. Henry

There is a memorial to John in Halifax Parish Church which also records an illegible Mr [?] Greame and (possibly) his wife Mrs Martha Greame, and Mrs Frances Greame (possibly) John's wife.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Greame, John Earnshaw
[17??-18??] Son of Henry Greame.

He was a woolstapler and worked in Yarm and in Dublin

Greame, William
[1695-1739] Son of James Graeme.

In August 1723, he married Mrs Frances Kirke.

Children:

  1. John [died young]
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Elizabeth [1727-1743]
  5. Ann [1728-1746]

He was a trustee of the Rochdale to Halifax & Elland Turnpike.

He lived at Heath Hall, Halifax.

The family – and Frances's twin sister, Mrs Elizabeth Kirke – were buried in Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

In the various sources, there is some confusion with the surnames Graeme, Græme, Graemes, Graham, Greame, Gream, Greames, Grime, and Grimes

Greame, Captain William
[1730-1766] Son of William Greame.

He was a supporter of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, [1756] / a subscriber to the Salterhebble Branch [1758] / Lord of the Manor of Southowram / a Freemason / a Captain in Sir George Savile's batallion of militia.

In December 1764, he married Elizabetha Dorothea Zouch

Children:

  1. Frances

The family lived at Heath Hall, Halifax.

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

The Great Bell of Northowram
On 11th November 1865, a newspaper notice announced


CHANGE RINGING

The "Great Bell" of Northowram was rung on Monday morning in honour of a wedding that occurred the previous day.

The bell is a large iron crow-bar slung on a chain and struck repeatedly with a hammer.

The ringing is an old custom with the quarrymen

 

Great Blackwood House, Pellon
Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Little Blackwood House, Pellon

Great Burlees, Wadsworth
Yeoman clothier's house. The main door has a stone – possibly from an earlier barn – inscribed WMC 1691 for William and Mary Cockcroft. There is a stained-glass window in the kitchen with figures and dated 1680 for William and his wife. A lead spout is dated 1727. The laithe here is dated 1859.

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax.

See Burlees

Great Clough House, Eastwood
Aka Eastwood Old Hall. 17th century house. (Possibly) built by John Eastwood.

Owners and tenants have included

The house is now called Old Hall Farm.

See Higher Eastwood

Great Greave, Soyland
Late 17th century house.

Owners and tenants have included


Question: Have I confused this property with Goodgreave, Sowerby?

 

The Priestley family were early occupiers of the site.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

See Little Greave, Soyland

Great House
There are several houses in the district which were known as Great House – such as Great House, Elland, Great House on the Northgate, Heptonstall, Great House, Cheapside, Great House, Colden, Great House, Eastwood, Great House, Elland, Great House, Erringden, Great House, Midgley, Great House, Ripponden, Great House, Saltonstall, Great House, Soyland and Great House, Stansfield - and it has been suggested that these were minor manor houses in the mediæval period

Great House, Cheapside
Aka Mansion House, Cheapside. The house is recorded in the early 17th century, when Edward Hanson may have lived there. Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The house was demolished in the 19th century.

See John Foster and Great House

Great House Clough, Eastwood
Great House Road. Early 18th century house and cottage

Great House, Colden
Hebden Bridge. Yeoman clothier's house mentioned in 1439. The house was occupied by the Greenwood family [16th century], the Sutcliffe family [from 1627], Thomas Sutcliffe, William Sutcliffe [1796], and Mary and John Foster [1805]

See Great House

Great House, Eastwood
Great House Road. Aka Great House, Stansfield.

Early 17th century yeoman clothier's house.

The first local Independents met here in the 1600s, and Oliver Heywood preached here around 1670.

Around 1704, there was a dispute concerning infant baptism. They subsequently split into the Baptists – who built Rodwell End Meeting House, Stansfield – and the Congregationalists – who stayed on at the Great House before building the larger Bent Head Chapel.

Owners and tenants have included

  • The Crossley family [1876]

Crossley New Road joins Great House Road just beyond the house.

A nearby late 17th century cottage is also listed. This may have been used for cloth making.

See Great House Clough, Eastwood, Great House and Stansfield Chapel

Great House, Elland
A hall-and-cross-wing, hearth-passage farmhouse built around 1610. There is a large barn at the rear.

Became a pub – The Fleece, and is now called The Great House again.

See Great House

Great House, Erringden
Hollock Lee, Cragg Vale

This is discussed in the book Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax

Great House Farm, Elland
Jepson Lane. The 17th century building became the Fleece Inn

Great House, Midgley
Towngate. This is a Hall-and-cross-wing, hearth-passage house built around 1650. The building is now divided into 2 dwellings.

Owners and tenants have included

The former barn is known as Great House Farm. The barn has been converted into a shop and Post Office.

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

See Great House

Great House on the Northgate, Heptonstall
The 18th-19th century name for what later became Whitehall

Great House, Ripponden
/ Soyland. On the road leading to Blackstone Edge.

House dated 1624 A. D..

Each of 3 gables has a 3-holed dovecote

Owners and tenants have included

  • Mr Dyson of Barkisland [1805]
  • J. Richard Whitley of Spa Green, Soyland [1914]

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Great House, Soyland and Great House

Great House, Saltonstall
Built around 1637 by Gilbert Dean.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

A tablet at the house was inscribed

GD built this house 1637
BP built this porch 1768
The Old Hall stands next door

Great House, Soyland
Lighthazels Road.

House dated RH 1622 SH.

Rebuilt about 1800.

Owners and tenants have included

See Great House, Ripponden and Great House

Great House, Stansfield
Owners and tenants have included

  • John Crossley [1820]

Great Knowl, Walsden

Great Lear Ings, Heptonstall
See Learings

Great Manshead Hill, Ripponden
A Mesolithic site

Great Merry Bent, Soyland
17th/18th century house.

In December 1967, 11-year-old Philip Crowther or Hallos who had been placed in care with the Buckley family at the farm, died in a barn fire. It is thought that the boy was playing truant and had been smoking whilst hiding in the barn

The Great Northern Railway Company
Founded by the London & York Railway Act of 1846.

In 1863, it was decided to amalgamate the company with the Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway.

The Company owned The Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company. They later took over the High Level Railway.

See Halifax Railway Station, North Bridge Railway Station, Queensbury Tunnel, Arthur Frederick Sergeant and Trains

The Great Provider
A popular name for Joah Pearson

Great Rock, Eastwood

Great Saturday
Aka Gurt Saturday.

Another name for the Halifax Summer Fair which was held on the 3rd Saturday in June.

In 1858, The Leeds Mercury also wrote that the Halifax Winter Fair held on 6th November 1858, was

commonly called Great Saturday

Great Scausby, Bradshaw
School Lane / Riley Lane. Originally a farmhouse. Dated 1662 and 1740.

It was used as the workhouse for the township of Ovenden.

In 1???, the house and its 29 acres of land, was left to the church of St Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.

See North Scausby Farm, Bradshaw and Scausby Hall, Illingworth

Great Scout Farm, Luddendenfoot
See Little Scout Farm, Luddendenfoot

Great Stubb Barn
The aisled barn at Stubb was converted into a house in 1927.

Owners and tenants have included

Great Stubb Recreation Ground, Mytholmroyd

Great Wolden Edge, Rishworth

Greater Blackwell Hall
See Blackwell Hall, Halifax

Greater Elland Historical Society
Established in 1974 by a group which included Roderick Bain, Albert Moody, and Albert Rinder.

See COH IIII BRE and Greater Elland History Room

Greater Elland History Room
Local history exhibition and research facility of the Greater Elland Historical Society

Greater Elland S. P. & T. Social Band

Greatorex, Kenneth
[1935-1954] Banksman Singaller at Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden.

He died during the construction of the Reservoir

Greatorex, Dr Robert Wilkinson
[1886-1958] MB, ChB.

Born in Sheffield.

Physician and surgeon / ophthalmic surgeon.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Mildred Helena Nash [1887-1934] at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Children:

  1. Thomas William
  2. Margaret Mildred [b 1916] who married Captain Richard Hoyle

The family lived at Heath Mount, Halifax [1937].

Mildred died in Halifax [Q1 1934] (aged 47).

He died in Calder district [Q3 1958] (aged 71) 

Greatorex, Thomas William
[1914-1941] BA, MRCS, LRCP.

Son of Dr Robert Wilkinson Greatorex.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1914]

He was educated at Sedbergh School, St John's College Cambridge & St Thomas's Hospital.

During World War II, he enlisted [December 1940], and served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He served with the Field Ambulance in the Middle East.

He died of wounds [30th May 1941].

He was buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery [7 D 3].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Greave Clough, Hebden Bridge
Water from the stream was diverted to Widdop Reservoir via a specially-constructed weir and conduit

Greave Head, Soyland
Near Waggon Farm, Soyland.

Owners and tenants have included

Greave House, Midgley

The Greave, Midgley
/ Luddenden.

Naylor Lane.

Aka Greave and Greave House.

Early-mid 17th century building.

Some of the plasterwork was brought here when Barkisland Old Hall was demolished.

Owners and tenants have included

2 Bronze Age burial urns with herring bone decoration were found here

Greaves, Alan Hugh
[1927-2000] Son of Clement Hugh Greaves.

He and his brother, John, carried on the family business, Hugh Greaves.

In 1962, Alan left and established his own business as Granville Studios. In 1970, he sold the studios and moved to Knott End, near Fleetwood, where he bought a hardware store.

In 1947, he married Rita, daughter of Robert Watkin.

Children:

  1. David

Greaves, Alice
[1852-1919] Born in Hebden Bridge.

She married Thomas Barker Chambers

Greaves, Arthur Tom
[1875-1918] Born in Dodworth.

In 1903, he married Mary Alice Rastrick in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Allan Road, Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant Major with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 2nd October 1918 (aged 43).

He was buried at the Lumbo British Cemetery [I A 10], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Greaves's: C. W. Greaves & Company
Photographers established by Clement William Greaves.

The firm had premises at 43 Commercial Street, Halifax [1905].

After the death of Clement William [1912], his widow Maud Hilda carried on with the business and expanded into more studios at Palace Studios, Halifax & at Waterhouse Street, Halifax.

She also took in a partner, Mr Naylor, and established Greaves of Huddersfield. The business in Huddersfield is still run by the Naylor family.

In the 1920s, their son Clement Hugh Greaves joined the business and it became Hugh Greaves.

See Berlitz School of Languages, Halifax

Greaves, Clement Hugh
[1900-1989] Son of Clement William Greaves.

He took over C. W. Greaves & Company to become Hugh Greaves in the 1920s.

On 1st June 1926, he married Chrissie Dora Taylor [1902-19??].

Children:

  1. Alan Hugh
  2. Robert Bentley [1929-1954] who was killed in a motor-cycle accident
  3. Anne [b 1934]
  4. John
  5. Susan [b 1941]

Greaves, Clement William
[1871-1912] Son of Ezra Greaves.

Born 28th September 1871.

He set up in competition to his father and built a studio at the shop at 43 Commercial Street, Halifax.

He established the photographic business C. W. Greaves & Company.

He later had a shop in Carlton Street.

He was one of the founders of the Greenroyd Bowling Club, Halifax.

In 1899, he married Maud Hilda Atkinson in Halifax.


Maud Hilda was the daughter of Thomas Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Clement Hugh
  2. Winifred [b 1903]
  3. Leslie [b 1904]
  4. Joan [b 1912]

The family lived at

  • 43 Commercial Street [1901]
  • 313 Skircoat Green Road [1911]
  • Heb Dene, St Alban's Road, Skircoat Green

Clement William died [22nd September 1912] from a fractured skull, after he had jumped from the attic window (possibly) during a delirium tremens attack [at 3:15 am on 19th September 1912].

At the Coroner's Inquest, the Jury heard that


[Greaves] suddenly woke up and decided to jump out of the window because he thought that he (and seven others) were locked up somewhere in Doncaster, and thought that they were going to do him injury
 

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,000.

He left £50 his widow, £10 each to Samuel Taylor (of Rose Hill Road, Burnley) & Bentley Ogden (of Browfoot Gate, Halifax), and the rest in trust to his widow or £52 per annum (in the event of remarriage).

Maud Hilda carried on with the business and expanded into more studios at Palace Studios, Halifax, Waterhouse Street, Halifax and in Huddersfield.

Maud Hilda died [Q4] 1927 (aged 50) 

Greaves, David
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned for 3 months for stealing money, the property of Sarah McIntyre of Halifax

Greaves, Dot
[18??-19??] Dancing teacher at 45 Commercial Street, Halifax [1937]

Greaves, Ezra
[1843-1933] Son of Thomas Greaves.

Born at The Hollins, Heptonstall [15th April 1843].

He set up in business at Wards End, Halifax [1868].

In 1869, he established business as a photographer, and was a photographic artist [1871] / a photographic artist (painter) [1881].

Some of his photographs, produced in 1907 by the then new Autochrome Lumière colour photography process, can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

In [Q2] 1867, he married (1) Ann Leach in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of William Leach
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1868]
  2. Sarah Blanche [b 1870]
  3. Clement William
  4. Rosa [1873-1959] who married Charles George Enderby
  5. Edgar [1874-1913]
  6. Louis Vincent [b 1876] who was a commercial traveller (hydraulic engineers) [1911]
  7. Arthur [1878-1947]
  8. Thomas Herbert [1879] who died in infancy

Ann died 2nd March 1880.

On 5th January 1884, he married (2) Phoebe Taylor [1859-1900].

Children:

  1. John [b 1884]
  2. Harold [b 1886]
  3. Margaret [b 1888]
  4. Gladys Mary [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • 36 Hampden Place, Halifax [1863]
  • 15 Back Gerrard Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 18 Hampden Place, Halifax [1874, 1881]

Ezra moved his studio from Silver Street, Halifax to Harrogate. He built Beech House, Harrogate with a studio behind.

The business went into liquidation shortly afterwards.

Ezra died 15th March 1933.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 820]

Greaves, Henry
[18??-18??] Reed-maker at Halifax.

In September 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Greaves's: Hugh Greaves
Successor to C. W. Greaves & Company at 43 Commercial Street, Halifax when Clement Hugh Greaves took over in the 1920s

Greaves, John
[1767-1852] Son of William Greaves.

Born 14th November 1767.

On 12th May 1791, he married Mary Parker [1770-1850].


Mary was born 14th March 1770
 

Children:

  1. William [1791-1863]
  2. James [1793-1851]
  3. John [1795-1845]
  4. Robert [1798-1865]
  5. Thomas
  6. Elizabeth [1803-1865]
  7. Joshua [1806-1869]
  8. Edward [1808-1870]
  9. Sarah

Mary died 6th August 1850.

John died 12th July 1852

Greaves, John
[1939-] Son of Clement Hugh Greaves.

He and his brother, Alan Hugh, carried on the family business, Hugh Greaves. When Alan left in the 1960s, John carried on alone. He subsequently moved to Harrison Road and then to Carlton Street.

He emigrated to Australia [2011]

Greaves, Joshua
[1???-17??]

He married Sarah.


Sarah [née Hargreave] was the widow of Mr Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [bapt 1733]
  2. William

Greaves Photographers
Halifax photographic business established in 1869 by Ezra Greaves.

He set up in business at Wards End, Halifax [1868]. In 1874, he was at Silver Street. In 1878, he moved to new premises at 30 Silver Street, Halifax.

In the late 19th century, he was awarded many prizes for his work.

The business passed to Ezra's son, Clement William.

Later, the firm – C. W. Greaves & Company – had premises at 43 Commercial Street, Halifax, and then in Carlton Street. The business closed in 199?

Greaves, Richard
[1825-1???] He was an architect [1851] / landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Brighouse [1861].

In 1851, he was living with the family of John Mallinson

Greaves, Sarah
[1812-1860] Daughter of John Greaves. She carried on the bakery business of her brother, Thomas, at the Crown Bakery, Hebden Bridge

Greaves, Sarah Blanche
[1870-19??] Daughter of Thompson William Greaves

Greaves, Miss Sophia
[1837-1938] Of Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge. On 7th April 1937, her 100th birthday celebrations were announced in The Times. She died the following year

Greaves, Thomas
[1801-1856] Son of John Greaves.

Born 3rd February 1801.

He was a baker at Crown Bakery, Hebden Bridge.

He married Hannah Bancroft [1800-1894].


Hannah was born 24th July 1800
 

Children:

  1. John [1823-1872]
  2. Thompson [1826-1889]
  3. Alfred [1832-1917]
  4. Esther [1834-1874]
  5. Sophia [1837-1938]
  6. William [1839-1928]
  7. Joshua [1841-1912]
  8. Ezra

Thomas died 18th March 1856.

Hannah died 12th January 1894

Greaves, Thompson William
[1848-1???]

Children:

  1. Sarah

Greaves, Walter
[18??-18??] Naturalist Of Hebden Bridge.

He had a lifelong interest in Hardcastle Crags.

A section of the woodland was planted with the proceeds of a legacy from him.

In 1866, Abraham Stansfield and John Nowell started to write a book entitled The Flora of Todmorden, to which was added a list of The Birds of Todmorden compiled by Walter. The book was completed, edited and published about 1908/1911 – when both authors were dead – by Abraham Stansfield jnr of Higher Broughton, Manchester.

Greaves, Walter
[18??-19??] Of Bermerside, Halifax.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor drivers' licence, and may have been chauffeur to Edward Crossley

Greaves, William
[1734-1801] Son of Joshua Greaves.

Baptised 7th September 1734.

He married Sarah Lund [1739-1807].


Sarah was baptised 14th October 1739
 

Children:

  1. William [1766-1843]
  2. John
  3. James [1769-1850]
  4. Sarah [1771-1853]
  5. Robert [1774-1850]
  6. Joshua [1776-1831]
  7. Betty [1779-1826]

William died 26th December 1801.

Sarah died 11th February 1807

Greaves, William
[18??-18??] Carpet manufacturer at Halifax.

In October 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Greaves, William
[1906-1940]

He married Marian.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 26th May 1940 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem [1 A 2]

The Greeasy Chin Club

Recorded in 1932, when they were photographed in Sowerby Bridge


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the Club?

 

Greece Fields, Halifax
Former name of the land where Halifax railway station and Eureka! now stand. A spring on the site fed the Lilly Lane Baths.

In 1882, many houses which stood here were cleared for the railway company.

See Grees

Greece Fields Public Baths, Halifax

Greece House, Halifax
Woolshops. The house stood opposite the Talbot Hotel.

Owners and tenants have included

Greece House, Halifax
Horton Street.

Owners and tenants have included

It became the Crown, Halifax around 18??.

See Grees

Greef, A.
[18??-1916] Of Southowram.

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

He died 26th April 1916.

He was buried at the Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery [IX G 10].

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

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

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

Green & Kershaw
Corn millers at 11 Corn Market, Halifax [1837, 1842]

Green Bank, Halifax
House at Savile Park Road / Haugh Shaw

Green Bank, Holywell Green
Owners and tenants have included

Green Edge, Warley
Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Green Edge, Warley

Green End Reading Room, Old Town
Recorded in 1905

Green Farm, Clifton
Camm Lane

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

The Green Final
Weekly newspaper with the sports results published by the Halifax Courier & Guardian. Published on green newsprint. Published on Saturdays.

It began in 1???. The last edition was on 28th April 1973

Green Hayes, Halifax
Savile Park Road.

Owners and tenants have included


Question: Does anyone know if this property is the same as Bell Hayes?

 

It is now Lawrence Funeral Services

Green Hills, Warley
Owners and tenants have included

  • W. H. Clay Esq [1874]

Green Holme Farm, Ogden
Walkers and visitors to Ogden Reservoir could get refreshments here until 19??

Green House, Lightcliffe
Misses Wall School was here [1850]

Green Hut, Norland
A small general store run by Mrs Cottingham of West Field, Norland.

The hut stood in the garden of the Cottingham house at the junction of Sowerby Croft Lane / Shaw Lane.

It was very popular with walkers.

The business closed in Mrs Cottingham's later years, and the hut was demolished

Green's: Joseph Green (Timber Importers) Limited
Timber merchants. The business was at Corporation Street Saw Mills, Halifax [1905], North Parade, Halifax [1936], and Pratt Street, Halifax [1936]

Green Lane Farm, Clifton

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Green Lane Hall, Shelf
Manorley Lane. Owners and tenants have included

On 2nd April 1913, the house was bought by Halifax Council and converted to an isolation hospital to treat patients with consumption. It opened in 1914, and was known as Shelf Sanatorium

Green Lane Quarry Company
Quarry owners and stone merchants at Green Lane Quarry, Northowram [1905]

Green Lane Top Farm, Soyland
Green Lane. Mid 19th century farm house

Green Lea, Savile Park
Home of the 4 youngest daughters of the Whitley family after they had given West House, Halifax to Halifax Corporation in 1913

Green, Needham & Company
Wholesale drug and drysaltery merchants, and washing fluid manufacturers established in 1884 by Mr Green and Mr Needham.

In 1885, they moved into Halifax. In 1887, they moved to premises in Trinity Road, Halifax. In 1890, Mr Green was sole proprietor of the business. In 1905, they had works at Bottom Street, Siddal

The Green Lady of Blake Dean
The figure of a woman dressed in a green velvet coat with pearl buttons and high black leather boots is said to appear at Blake Dean on New Year's Eve.

One story says that she lived near Blake Dean Chapel and – in 1912 – threw herself from Blake Dean Railway Bridge after a love affair with a navvy working on Walshaw Dean Reservoirs.

See Midgley Barrett

Green Royd, Halifax
Aka Greenroyd, Greenroyde.

Stood in extensive grounds west of Skircoat Green Road and south of Lawrence Road in Skircoat.

Owners and tenants have included

Religious services were conducted in a small room here, until the Church of St Stephen, Copley was built.

The house was demolished around 1923.

By the 1930s, the site was covered by St Ives Road

Green Royd, Rastrick
120 Huddersfield Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Green's: Samuel Green & Company
Stone merchants at Goole and Thornton.

Partners included Samuel Green, Rufus Cook, John Farrar Shackleton, and Joe Dixon Shackleton.

On 22nd April 1867, the partnership was dissolved so far as regards Rufus Cook.

See Shackletons & Green

Green Springs, Hebden Bridge
Numbers 10 & 12 King Street. Two early 19th century cottages.

In front of the building is a stone trough covered by a stone slab which once had 2 carved stone heads on it. Only one remains inside cottage Number 10

Green Withens Reservoir
Rishworth Moor. Proposed in 1839. Built for Wakefield City Council. Opened in 1898. It covers 52 acres and has a capacity of 310 million gallons.

See Oxygrains Clough, Rishworth, Redmires Clough, Rishworth and Thief Clough, Rishworth

Greenbank, Sarah
[18??-18??] A teacher at Ewood Malt Kiln School, Todmorden.

In 1846, she had her teaching certificate annulled for

immoral conduct

after she gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth

The Greene family
Quaker family of Hartshead. In 1669, Mrs Green died and, in 1673, her husband John Greene died. Rev Ashton could not bury them at Hartshead church. So they set up their own private burial ground – called The Sepulchre – on their own estate.

Their son, John, was imprisoned at York for worshipping unlawfully and he died there. He was buried at the prison

Greene Brothers
In the early 1900s, they had interests in several local cinemas, including Cosy Cinema, Sowerby Bridge, Gem, Halifax, Palace Cinema, Sowerby Bridge and Picturedrome, Halifax.

Partners included Albert Greene and George West.

A newspaper notice in May 1914 announced


GREENE'S PICTURES

THE GEM

TO-NIGHT
"THE SLEUTH HOUND"

PICTUREDROME

TO-NIGHT
"ROMANCE OF OLD BRITTANY"

Greener, Rev Thomas
[1798-1956] Born in Northumberland.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1851]

Greenfield House, Holywell Green
Owners and tenants have included

Greenfield House, Todmorden
Wellington Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Greenfield, Luddendenfoot
Brearley Lane. Mid 19th century house built by James Fawcett.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Greenhalgh, Henry
[18??-19??] Dyer and cleaner at Copperas House Dye Works, Walsden [1905]

Greenhalgh, Samuel
[18??-1900] He lived at Wheatley Terrace, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Driver with P Battery Royal Horse Artillery.

He died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein [6th May 1900].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Greenhalgh, Thomas Pierce
[1858-1899] Born in Bury.

He was a master maltster.

On 23rd April 1883, he married Elizabeth Anderson [1861-1953] at Elland Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Sunderland
 

Children

  1. Clara Anderson [1883-1899]
  2. Elizabeth Ellen [b 1885] who was a worker in a spinning mill [1901]
  3. Ethel Jane [b 1887] who was a worker in a spinning mill [1901]
  4. Nora Annie [b 1888] who was a worker in a spinning mill [1901]
  5. Tom Pierce
  6. Mary Agnes [b 1893]
  7. Jessie Eveline [b 1896] born in Manningham

All but Jessie were born and baptised in Elland.

The family lived at

  • 27 Bank Bottom, Elland [1891]
  • 132 Fairfield Street, Bradford [1901]
  • 76 Beamsley Road, Manningham [1911]

Greenhalgh, Tom Pierce
[1890-1916] Son of Thomas Pierce Greenhalgh.

Born in Elland.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [18th February 1891].

In 1911, he was at Candahar Military Barracks, South Tidworth, Hampshire with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 20th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action [7th January 1916].

He was buried at the Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery [II E 4]

Greenhalgh, Walter
[1887-1916] Born in Todmorden.

He was a mule spinner [1911].

On 28th March 1910, he married Susy / Susie Ratcliffe [1885-1956] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susie was born in Midgley.

She was a cotton weaver [1911]

 

They lived at 15 High Street, Hebden Bridge [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [18th August 1916].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [5], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Bridge Street United Free Methodist, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Greenhead Hall, Norland
Pike Moor End Lane. Originally 3 cottages built about 1800, possibly as housing for the workers at Greenhead House.

Mrs Jackson, greatly respected, of Greenhead, Norland, died [31st July 1810].

Owners and tenants have included

It is now a single building

Greenhead House, Norland
See Greenhead Hall, Norland

Greenhill, Lower Saltonstall
House dated 1711 and IMG.

It was rebuilt around 1760 by James Murgatroyd for his sister Sarah who hated living at Greenhill Grange, Bingley.

Now Numbers 11, 12 & 14 Saltonstall Lane

Greenholme Farm, Ogden

Greenhouses, Lightcliffe
Wakefield Road. A terrace of houses – dated 1868 – which stands near St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

A similar terrace – Grange Terrace – stands opposite.

The houses may have been built by Brookes for their employees.

Owners and tenants have included

Greenhurst Hey Old Farm, Todmorden
Broad Gate. Mid 17th century house

See Greenhurst Hey, Todmorden

Greenhurst Hey, Stansfield
Broad Gate. The attached barn is dated 1816. Owners and tenants have included

There was a drying kiln belonging to Michael Helliwell.

See Greenhurst Hey Old Farm, Todmorden

Greening & Crowther
Partnership founded at Greetland in 1972 by 2 engineers – Roger Greening and Arthur Crowther – who had worked for Churchill-Redman.

The records, drawings and all specification data of the entire range of Churchill-Redman and Denham machine tool products was taken over by the partnership and a spares, repair and reconditioning service was established catering for a wide range of machine tools.

In December 1984, the partnership became a limited company and was incorporated as Formula Technology Limited. This was changed to Greening & Crowther Engineering Company Limited in January 1985, when Arthur Crowther retired, and sold his shares to Christopher Poole.

By 1987, the company had outgrown its factory premises in Clayhouse Lane, West Vale and purchased a further facility at Turney Street, Ovenden.

During 1993, Roger Greening retired, and the remainder of the shares were acquired by the Directors.

In the late 1990s, they purchased Harold Marshall's and another local engineering firm and acquired a factory down Shay Lane, Illingworth.

They became known as GAC Engineering Group [2001]

Greening, Edward Owen
[18??-18??] Of Manchester.

He unsuccessfully contested the election for the MP for Halifax [1868]. His supporters formed the Halifax Liberal Electoral Association.

On 2nd December 1868, his friends in Halifax presented him with a silver tea and coffee service, as a recognition of the manner in which, as the working man's candidate, he had conducted the election

Greening, Harold Archibald
[1900-1954] Son of Francis Elizabeth (née Clarke) [1865-1946] & Edwin Greening [1868-1937].

Born in Handsworth, Birmingham.

He was a radio service engineer [1939].

In [Q1] 1930, he married Elizabeth Hancock [1898-1980] in Sheffield.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Rodger E.

They lived at

  • 11 South Cliffe, Southowram [1936]
  • 120 Copgrove Road, Leeds [1939]

Harold Archibald died in Halifax [1954]

Elizabeth died in Huddersfield [Q2 1980]

Greening, Rodger E.
[1931-1???] (Possibly) son of Harold Archibald Greening.

Born in Chesterfield.

He was (possibly) a partner in Greening & Crowther [1972].

In [Q1] 1956, he married Barbara Watson in Calder District

Greenlees, Mary
[18??-1???] Of Heptonstall.

On 8th December 1890, an inquest was held on the death of 10-month-old John Henry Thomas, to whom Mary had given washing liquor instead of soothing syrup

Greenroyd
See Green Royd, Halifax and Green Royd, Rastrick

Greenroyd Bowling Club, Halifax
Clement William Greaves was one of the promoters & founders of the Greenroyd Bowling Club, Halifax [1912].

Recorded in 1953, when Arthur Edouarde Sharp was named as a former member

Greenroyd, Broadbent
[18??-18??] Landlord of the of the Old King Cross Inn [1858, 1860, 1864].

In 1858, his licence was suspended.

In 1860, he was one of a number of publicans charged with the adulteration of their beer by using grains of paradise in brewing. He was fined £50. Renewal of his licence was challenged because of his offence

Greenroyd, Ernest
[1897-1916] Son of Amelia & James W. A. Greenroyd of Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with C Battery 104th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 21st May 1916 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi [II A 3].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Greenroyd, Frederick
[1863-1947] Son of John Greenroyd.

Born in Soyland [24th Jun 1863].

He was a gas & coke works manager [1898].

On 5th Oct 1898, he married Annie Brown [1864-1933] in Bingley


Annie was born in Addingham
 

They had no children.

Annie died in Arnside [1933].

Frederick died in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire [6th January 1947]

Greenroyd House, Norwood Green

Greenroyd, James
[1770-1811] A tanner in Halifax. He went to live in Bolton-le-moors

Greenroyd, John
[1828-1899] Born in Sowerby.

He was a coal agent [1854].

On 16th April 1854, he married Edna Hollas in Halifax.


Edna was the daughter of
Daniel Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1856] who married Thomas Redman
  2. Matilda [1861-1880] who never married and died in Bingley
  3. Frederick
  4. Martha [1868-1937] who married Dennis Whone

Edna and John both died in 1899

Greenroyd, Ovenden
Owners and tenants have included

The Greenup family
18th century woollen merchants and manufacturers – including William Greenup.

Anne Lister was a friend of the family.

See Darcey Hey, Skircoat, Greenup's Mill, Sowerby Bridge Mills and Sowerby Bridge National School

Greenup, William
[17??-18??] Built Greenup's Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

He was interviewed during Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832 seeking support for the Ten Hours Bill, but said that he

would not have anything to do with it, either one way or another

and he refused to let Crabtree into his mill to interview the young workers, saying

no, we never allow strangers to go into our mill ... but if you wish to call upon them in their own homes, it is quite all right

See William & George Greenup

Greenup's: William & George Greenup
Merchants and manufacturers at Sowerby Bridge and Darcey Hey [1809]. Partners included William Greenup

Greenwode
See Greenwood and Learings

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

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

Greenwood
Area of Calderdale between Heptonstall and Widdop.

See High Greenwood and The Greenwood family of High Greenwood

Greenwood & Bottomley
Timber merchants, joiners and builders business established in 1836 by Richard Greenwood and Thomas Bottomley.

The company was originally based at Ball Flash, Brighouse.

In 1864, they moved to Railway Saw Mills on Gooder Lane, Brighouse.

Around 1883, when Greenwood retired, Bottomley carried on the business under his own name at Gooder Lane and Cliffe Road.

When Bottomley retired, his son, James, carried on the business. They produced woodwork for many local buildings, churches, schools, mills and houses

Greenwood & Brearley
Printers, paper merchants and paper bag manufacturers at Alexandra Works, Halifax [1905]

Greenwood & Fielding Limited
Wholesale clothing manufacturers at Globe Works, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Greenwood & Hargreaves
Shuttle makers at Calder Vale Works, Cornholme [1905]. Partners included Crossley Greenwood

Greenwood & Ormerod
Picker and shuttle makers at Canteen Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Greenwood & Pickles
Fustian manufacturers and wholesale clothiers.

Between 1895 and 1956, they manufactured ready-to-wear clothing at their Hebden Bridge Mill

Greenwood & Rushworth
Wholesale woollen merchants.

Established by Mr Greenwood and Frederick Rushworth.

They were at Crown Works, Halifax [1889], Winding Road, Halifax, and Wade Street, Halifax

The business may have closed when Fred retired in 1925

Greenwood & Sykes
Wholesale clothiers at Hebden Bridge.

Partners included J. Greenwood and T. Sykes.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1879

Greenwood & Thomas
Clothiers at Hebden Bridge [1905]. Partners included James Greenwood

Greenwood's: Benjamin, Amos & Joseph Greenwood
Cotton spinners and manufacturers at Luddendenfoot. Partners included Benjamin Greenwood, Amos Greenwood, and Joseph Greenwood.

In February 1862, the company was declared bankrupt

Greenwood Brothers

Greenwood Brothers
Cotton spinners at Cragg Vale [1874]

Greenwood Brothers & Sutcliffe
Stone merchants at Southowram [1874]

See Greenwood's John & Samuel Greenwood

Greenwood Brothers (Dunkleys)
20th century clothing manufacturer at Albert Street, Hebden Bridge. They were at 24/25 Market Street [1917]

Greenwood's: Daniel Greenwood's Charity
In his will of 1672, Dr Daniel Greenwood left 40/- per annum to the Minister of Sowerby Chapel, and 40/- per annum for ever to the poor of Sowerby. The money was charged on lands known as Crowell Shaws, Sowerby.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Greenwood's: E. Greenwood & Company
Fustian manufacturers at Hangingroyd, Hebden Bridge [1914]

Greenwood's: E. Greenwood & Company
Brass founders of Elland. Recorded in 1938

Greenwood's: Edward Greenwood & Sons
Clothing manufacturers and wholesale clothiers at Foster Holme, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge [1905] at Hebden Bridge Mill [from 1956]

Greenwood, Elliman & Company
Recorded in 1914, when they were at Stansfield Road, Todmorden

Greenwood's: F. Greenwood
19th century bookseller, stationer and librarian of 6 Union Street, Halifax. He ran Greenwood's Library in connection with Mudie's Select Library, London

Greenwood's: George Greenwood & Company
Stone quarrying company at New Bank [1800]

Greenwood's: George Greenwood & Sons
Halifax stationers [1900].

See Roper vs George Greenwood & Sons

Greenwood's: George Greenwood & Sons
Asphalters, brick manufacturers, builders' merchants, sand and gravel merchants, and also buyers of chimney pieces, stoves, kitchen ranges and tiles.

They had offices at New Brunswick Street, Halifax [1905] and 18 King Cross Street, Halifax [Head Office 1936].

Partners included Donald Oates.

They had many subsidiaries, including Halifax Petrol Station, Greenwood's Builders' Merchants, Greenwood's Concrete Works, Cullingworth, and Myko Floors.

They had business at many local sites, including Ford Hill Colliery, Queensbury, Swan Bank Colliery, Beacon Hill Brick Works, and Illingworth Edge Quarries and others at Cullingworth and Denholme

Greenwood's: George Greenwood & Sons
Spindle and flyer makers at Cross Hill Mills, Halifax [1905]

Greenwood's Gift
In his will of 1609, Paul Greenwood bequeathed 20/- per annum to the poor of Wadsworth, and 20/- per annum for the maintenance of a Preacher – who must be a Master of Arts – at Heptonstall.

Greenwood's Halifax Advertiser
Published by George Greenwood

Greenwood's: Harry Greenwood & Sons
Bookseller and stationer at 34 Bull Green, Halifax. Recorded in 1905. Founded by Harry Greenwood in 1890.

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced


Harry Greenwood
Commercial & Fancy Stationer

38 Bull Green and 2 Lord Street, Halifax

 

In 1919, they were at 34 Bull Green, Halifax and an advertisement announced


Depot of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Depot for S.P.G. and C.M.S. Publications

Agency for Empire Typewriter, Ribbons, Carbons and all Sundries

 

They had Greenwood's Lending Library [1943].

The company was run by his two sons until 19??.

The family lived above the shop.


Question: Can anyone add anything about the family or the business?

 

The business closed in 19??

Greenwood, Head & Company Limited
Dyers and finishers at Waterside Dye Works, Halifax [1905]. Partners included John H. Gill

Greenwood's: J. & J. Greenwood
Spindle makers at Paper Mill, Halifax [1857]. Partners included John Greenwood

Greenwood's: James & Joseph Greenwood
Corn millers at Sowerby Bridge.

Partners included James Greenwood and Joseph Greenwood.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1834

Greenwood's: James & William Greenwood
Cotton spinners at Wheatley. Partners included James Greenwood and William Greenwood.

In November 1838, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Greenwood's: James Greenwood & Company
Fustian and clothing manufacturer established by James Greenwood at Hebble End Works, Hebden Bridge

Greenwood's: James Greenwood & Son
Rope and twine manufacturers established around 1800. They were at Market Hall Rope Works, Halifax [1905, 1915, 1919, 1924] and 30 Thomas Street [1924]

Greenwood's: James Greenwood & Son Limited
Cotton spinners, doublers and woollen manufacturers established by James Greenwood at Holme Mill, Sowerby Bridge in 1861. The company produced blankets and velour. In 1895, they employed 150 workers.

See Joseph Greenwood

Greenwood's: John & James Greenwood
Cotton spinners at Jumb Mill, Lumbutts

Greenwood's: John & Samuel Greenwood
Aka Greenwood Brothers. Quarrying business at Southowram. Established by John Greenwood and Samuel Greenwood.

In 1881, the brothers were fined £5 for using a single-link chain – which was prohibited by law.

On 18th June 1883, the brothers attended an auction sale. John bought the Grocer's and Draper's shop which he tenanted and Samuel bought land/property in Pinnar Lane, Southowram.

Over the next two days – Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday 20th June 1883 – they sold their quarries, land and equipment by auction, having dissolved their partnership.

See O. & S. Cliffe

Greenwood's: John Greenwood & Son
Wine merchants at Halifax

Greenwood's: John Greenwood & Sons
Quarry owners at Mount Skip Quarry, Old Town and Rock Edge Quarry, Old Town [1905]

Greenwood's: John Greenwood's Charity
Aka Back o' th' Moors Charity. In 1814, John Greenwood left land and property at Mount Pleasant, Heptonstall such that the rent would provide 1/4d each Sunday for a schoolmaster to attend Heptonstall Church – or in a place near there – in order to teach 4 boys and 2 girls to read, write and sing before morning and afternoon services started. Each scholar who was learning the Catechism would receive 2d each Sunday and 6d for passing the examination. Further money was provided: 8/- per annum for coals to heat the schoolroom when the Sunday scholars meet, 5/- for lighting the fire, 2/- to the sexton for cleaning and keeping a monument on the wall of the south gallery legible, 5/- to the Minister for preaching a Whitsuntide sermon to raise money for testaments and song-books, 2/- to each of 2 music players, 1 guinea to the singers, £5 4/- for bread to be distributed to 23 poor persons.

Greenwood's: John Greenwood's Gift
In his will of 1705, John Greenwood bequeathed money from land and property at Wadsworth. 20/- was to be given to the Minister at Heptonstall for a sermon on the first Wednesday in August, and 20/- to be used to distribute canvas cloth to the poor of Heptonstall.

Greenwood's: Joseph Greenwood & Company
Recorded in 1861, when they had a co-operative store at Hebden Bridge

Greenwood's: Joshua Greenwood & Sons
Worsted spinner of Luddendenfoot.

They were one of several employers charged for child labour offences in 1858

Greenwood Lee, Heptonstall
Widdop Road. F-plan hall-and-cross-wing, hearth-passage house above Heptonstall Slack. It was built on the site of a manor house established by Wyomarus de Greenwode in 1154.

The 15th century aisled tithe barn to the north-west of the house was used by the Commonwealth forces during the Civil War.

The Grade II* listed barn is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

In 1657, John Ramsden of Haworth bought the house from Robert Greenwood.

In 1710, it was sold to William Sutcliffe, who rebuilt the house, and there is a plaque over the door RGS 1712Robert and Grace Sutcliffe.

In 1762, it was sold to Abraham Gibson (1) who – around 1780 – added an extension to accommodate a waterwheel to help in the spinning of cotton there. Today, a gable end reveals the extension. The wheel was probably used to drive textile machinery used in a 1st floor room. It is the only known house in the area which had its own waterwheel.

In 1800, his son Abraham Gibson (2) moved the family's spinning activities to the newly-built Gibson Mill which lies below in Hardcastle Crags. In 1850, Miss Gibson of Greenwood Lee is recorded in connection with Lob Mill Delph, Todmorden.

Around 1930, Abraham Gibson (5) installed electric lighting, generated by a turbine at Gibson Mill.

In 1951, Hardcastle Crags, Gibson Mill and Greenwood Lee were given to the National Trust. The Trust sold off Greenwood Lee and it is now a private dwelling.

See Hebden Water, Higher Greenwood Lee, Heptonstall and William Mitchell

Greenwood, Newell & Sutcliffe
Cotton manufacturers at Wood Bottom Mill, Walsden [1860-1864]. Partners included James Greenwood, John Newell, and John Sutcliffe

Greenwood's: Paul Greenwood & Son
Halifax tailors. Recorded in 1847 and 1900.

See Samuel Sutcliffe Jackson and Henry Magson

Greenwood-Sadler, Eileen
[1920-2001] A prolific writer and poet.

Born in Brighouse

Greenwood's: Samuel Greenwood & Company
Cotton spinner at Jumb Mill, Lumbutts [1801]

Greenwood Standard Gear Cutting Company Limited
Founded by T. Greenwood at New Bond Street, Halifax in 1910. They also had works at Lister Lane. During World War I, they produced shell cases. During World War II, they produced turret rings for tanks. Their telegraphic address was Gears, Halifax.

The foundry closed in 1973 and the business closed in 1983

Greenwood Stell & Sons Limited
Fustian and textile manufacturers at Westfield Mill, Wadsworth and Square Shed, Mytholmroyd [1905]. Recorded in 1905-1980.

They were associated with the Central Dyeing Company Limited.

See Stone Tannery, Sowerby Bridge

Greenwood Stone, Midgley Moor
A standing stone about 5 ft tall. Probably erected in the 16th century to mark the boundary between Wadsworth and Midgley townships, as determined in 1594 after a dispute between the respective lords of the manor Sir George Savile and John Lacy.

The date 1779 was cut into the west face following a beating of the bounds by the masters and pupils at Heptonstall Grammar School.

Another smaller stone and the Miller's Grave mound are nearby

Greenwood's: T. Greenwood & Company Limited
Fustian manufacturers at Salem Mills, Hebden Bridge [1905]. Partners included Thomas Greenwood

Greenwood's: T. Greenwood & Sons Limited
Todmorden company who manufactured Vino-Tod

Greenwood's: Thomas & James Greenwood
Fustian and woollen manufacturers at Boothtown and Wheatley [1809].

Cotton spinners at Hebble Mill, Wheatley [1833].

Later, they expanded into woollen manufacture

Greenwood's: Thomas Greenwood's Sons Limited
Motor car engineers, agents and dealers. They were at Horton Street, Halifax [1936]

Greenwood, Varley & Horsfield
Worsted spinners at Ovenden.

Partners included John Greenwood, William Varley and William Horsfield.

The partnership was dissolved in August 1859

Greenwood's: William Greenwood & Son
Wholesale cabinet maker. They were at Victoria Mills, Brighouse [1896] and Crossley Street, Halifax [1905].

Partners included William Greenwood

Greetland
District of Calderdale to the south of Halifax.

See Lower Greetland

Greetland Aid in Sickness Fund
Recorded in 1905

Greetland & District Trading Society Limited
Victoria Street, West Vale. Aka the Farmers' Co-operative Association.

Established around 1917

Greetland & Stainland Ward, Halifax
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax

Greetland & West Vale Aged People's Treat Committee

Greetland & West Vale Brass Band
Aka West Vale Band.

Recorded in July 1871, when they took part in a brass band contest at Dalton. S. Whiteley was the conductor at this event.

On 29th July 1871, they took part in a contest at Trinity Cricket Ground, Halifax. They came 4th and won £3

On 20th July 1872, they came 5th in a contest at Dalton Pleasure Gardens when John Marshall was the leader and S. Greenwood was conductor.

On 17th August 1872, 21 performers – again with Marshall and Greenwood – took part in a contest at Stainland Manor House but were unplaced.

In July 1873, they took part in a contest promoted by North Ward Brass Band

Greetland & West Vale Fire Brigade
Recorded on 27th January 1876, when they tackled a fire at the mill of J. & J. Farrar at South Lane, Elland.

See Greetland Fire Brigade and West Vale Fire Brigade

Greetland & West Vale Mechanics' Hall
Aka West Vale Mechanics' Hall.

The Greetland & West Vale Mechanics' Hall Company was registered in April 1872 with a capital of £3,000 in £1 shares.

On Saturday, 21st June 1873, 5000 people were present at the ceremony when Edward Crossley laid the corner stone for the new Mechanics' Hall at West Vale. The building was

of handsome design and goodly proportions

by Horsfall, Wardle & Patchett. Godfrey Hanson was the builder.

See Greetland Fire Station

Greetland branch of the Halifax Permanent Building Society
The Greetland branch of the Halifax & District Permanent Banking Company Limited was at Stainland Road [1922]

Greetland Co-Op
Branch number 7 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in July 1861

Greetland Conservative Club

Officers of the Club have included

Greetland Cricket Club
The club first played [from around 1858] as Greetland Victoria, using a ground/field at Howcroft Head, Greetland before later renting a field on Shutts Lane, now Ashfield Road. In 1891, they started playing at a new ground called the Holme, at the end of Calder Street. This was subsequently renamed the North Dean Grounds.

In 1898, this land was acquired for Lumby's West Grove Boiler Works.

In 1901, they moved to a new ground, known as Victoria Place [in 1854], on Saddleworth Road.

This is their current ground and is known as The Holme.

They eventually purchased the ground in 1928 for £325.

See Joe Willie Scott

Greetland District Council
See Greetland & West Vale Mechanics' Hall

Greetland Dyeing Company Limited
Dyers at Greetland Dye Works, Saddleworth Road. Dyeing company established in 1902. They joined the Bradford Dyers' Association. The Company was later taken over by Freudenberg

Greetland Economic Stores
A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited.

Opened in 1???

Recorded around 1911, when Lawrence Herbert Greenwood was manager here

Greetland Fire Brigade
Recorded on 21st December 1893, when James Harrison a member of the Brigade was killed after his ladder broke as he was tackling a fire at West Vale.

Recorded on 25th June 1904, when the whole Brigade resigned.

See Greetland & West Vale Fire Brigade, Greetland Fire Station and Joe Willie Scott

Greetland Fire Station
The Greetland Fire Brigade was based at Calder Street, West Vale, beneath the West Vale Mechanics' Hall / Civic Hall.

Opened in 1905?

Greetland Liberal Club
Rochdale Road.

Opened 15th October 1894.

In 1917, Joshua Iredale was secretary.

A war memorial is set into the wall of the club.

This is now the Greetland Social Club.

See Greetland Liberal Club Memorial

Greetland Library
Rochdale Road, Greetland

Greetland Local Board
Recorded in July 1867, when an advertisement inviting tenders for
the proposed waterworks

mentioned the Board Room at the Shears, West Vale.

See Local Board Recorded in 1837

Greetland Male Voice Choir
John Harry Shepley was conductor around 1900

Greetland, Manor of
In mediæval times, this was a hamlet in the vill of Elland, a part of the Honour of Pontefract

Greetland Mechanics' Institute
Recorded in the 1970s.

See William Henry Ingham

Greetland Mutual Improvement Society
Established in 1848 by a group from Elland Mechanics' Institute. By 1850, they had 90 members.

See Mutual Improvement Societies

Greetland Naturalist Group

Greetland Post Office
Saddleworth Road. Recorded in 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Joseph Kay, stationer and newsagent.

The building was formerly the Victoria Music Rooms.

This was one of 11 local post offices which – despite popular protests – were closed in August 2008

Greetland Railway Station
North Dean.

Opened on 1st July 1844 with the new branch line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway from Halifax to North Dean.

The line was extended to serve the Brookroyd Mills of John Shaw & Sons at Holywell Green.

The North Dean to Stainland branch opened on 1st January 1875.

On 16th May 1885, North Dean station was renamed Greetland Station.

Closed for passenger traffic on 8th September 1962. Demolished in 1965.

On 21st September 1908, there was a fatal accident at the station.

See Greetland Viaduct

Greetland School Board
See John Cronhelm and Greetland Board School

Greetland Urban District Council

See Clay House, Greetland

Greetland Viaduct
Aka West Vale Viaduct. Stainland Road.

Built in 1875 for the Stainland branch line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway which served Shaw's mills at Holywell Green. 13 round arches

Greetland Vocal Union
Formed in 1898. Disbanded in March 1936

Greetland Waterworks
Recorded in July 1867, when he married an advertisement by the Greetland Local Board invited tenders for the proposed waterworks.

Opened in 1907.

See Upper Greetland Waterworks

Greetland well
Mineral spring recorded in the 19th century

Greetland, West Vale & District Agricultural Association
Recorded in August 1869, when their annual exhibition was held in the grounds of T. W. Townsend at Brow Bridge

Greetland, West Vale & Stainland Coal Society
Registered on 1st January 1894.

Recorded in 1896, when Martin Sykes was President.

On 5th September 1896, Charles Thomas Glover, a clerk, was summoned

for misapplying £108

Greetland, West Vale & Stainland Coke Society Limited
Coal merchants. Recorded in 1905

Greeves, Rev A. T. Wellesley
[19??-19??] Vicar of Heptonstall [1951]. In 1952, he left to become vicar of Hepworth

Gregan, Patrick
[1858-19??] Born in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.

He was a dyer's labourer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1880, he married Mary Ann Drury [1855-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Elland Edge
 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [b 1882] who was a dyer's labourer [1901]
  2. Alice Ann [b 1884] who was a winder weaving [1901]
  3. Patrick Joseph / Joseph
  4. Mary Ellen [b 1888] who was a brace machinist [1901], a worsted weaver [1911]
  5. Owen [b 1891] who was a worsted weaver [1911] and served with the West Riding Regiment [World War I]

The family lived at

  • 1 Hebble Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 5 Dean Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Sons Patrick Joseph & Owen served in World War I; Patrick Joseph was killed in action

Gregan, Patrick Joseph
[1886-1916] Aka Joe / Joseph.

Son of Patrick Gregan.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1911] / employed by Smithson's, Walnut Street.

He married Unknown.


In [Q4] 1915, a Patrick J. Gregan married Mabel Blades in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. child

During World War I, Patrick Joseph was rejected 4 times, owing to defective sight, but was called up under the Derby scheme, and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [28th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [3A & 3D].

His brother Owen also served with the West Riding Regiment

Gregory, Charles
[1842-1889] Son of Richard Reynolds Gregory.

He became a worsted spinner. He employed 7 piece workers [1871].

He and his sisters, Emma and Elizabeth Ann, lived at Walterclough Hall.

He never married.

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [8th June 1889]

Gregory, Rev Cyril W.
[18??-19??] Minister at Shore Baptist Church [1934]. In 1937, he was given the additional charge at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church. In 1938, he moved to Hugglescote, Leicestershire

Gregory, Donald
[1924-1944] Son of Edith & Eric Gregory of 14 Ashgrove Place, Siddal.

He was educated at / Siddal Board School / employed by Hellawell Brothers, Halifax Market Hall.

During World War II, he served with 43 R.M. Commando of the Royal Marines

He died 3rd February 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Minturno War Cemetery [V J 25].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gregory's: Edward Gregory & Company
Corn millers and dealers at Corn Market, Halifax & Roberttown [1829]

Gregory, Elizabeth Ann
[1835-1920] Daughter of Richard Reynolds Gregory.

She and her sister, Emma, ran Walterclough Hall School, Southowram.

The sisters lived with their brother, Charles, at Walterclough Hall. By 1901, Charles had died and the sisters had gone to live at Abbott's Ladies' Home.

She never married.

She died at Abbott's Ladies' Home.

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [15th January 1920]

Gregory, Emma
[1836-1909] Daughter of Richard Reynolds Gregory.

She and her sister, Elizabeth Ann, ran Walterclough Hall School, Southowram.

The sisters lived with their brother, Charles, at Walterclough Hall. By 1901, Charles had died and the sisters had gone to live at Abbott's Ladies' Home.

She never married.

She died at Abbott's Ladies' Home.

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [4th December 1909]

Gregory, Frank Wynell
[1917-1940] Son of Julia Wadsworth & Lt-Col Edward Denys Wynell Gregory of Devon.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant Observer with 139 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [12th May 1940] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Heverlee War Cemetery [6 F 17-19].

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

Gregory, Frederick
[1868-1918] Music teacher at Norland.

In 1896, he married Lillie Woodburn in Oldham.

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1902]

Around May 1904, Frederick was admitted to Storthes Hall asylum, and his wife and daughter were taken to Halifax Poor Law Hospital.

On the evening of 9th May 1904, the child was restless and Nurse Budd at the Hospital fastened her, and other children in the same cot, tying them to the cot with bandage. During the night, Phyllis died. A verdict of accidental death was returned at the inquest.

On 15th May 1904, Lillie gave birth to an illegitimate daughter

Gregory, George Edwin
[1???-19??] In 1945, he bought Lower Wat Ing, Norland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jean who married George Barnard
  2. Mary

Gregory, James
[1761-1830] He was a greengrocer.

On 6th July 1785, he married Elizabeth Ann Reynolds [1862-1830] at St Pancras Parish Church, London.

Children:

  1. Richard Reynolds
  2. James William
  3. Thomas
  4. Robert [b 1795]
  5. Edward [b 1796]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1798]
  7. Harriet [1802-1855]

The children were all baptised at Square Chapel.

James & Elizabeth Ann were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Gregory's: James Gregory & Sons
Halifax grocers and tea dealers established by James Gregory. Recorded in 1822. They were at 6 Corn Market [1829]

See Thomas Gregory

Gregory, James William
[1789-1866] Son of James Gregory.

Baptised at Square Chapel.

He was a grocer in Halifax [1841] / a grocer & tea dealer employing 4 men & 2 boys [1851] / partner in Thomas Gregory & Brothers [1856] / a member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1856] / an Alderman [1851] / a partner in the Halifax Commercial Banking Company [1853] / a retired grocer [1861].

He established James Gregory & Sons.

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

On 21 April 1834, he married (1) Isabella Kirk [1795-1841]


Isabella was a widow
 

They had no children.

He married (2) Anne Trees [1812-1873].


Anne came from Birstwith, Yorkshire
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 7 Corn Market [1841, 1851]
  • 45 Hampden Place, Halifax [1861]

James William died 25th May 1866.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300 [Resworn under £1,500].

Anne died in Halifax [23rd February 1873].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £1,500.

Probate was granted to her sister Sarah Graham

Gregory, Richard
[18??-18??] Grocer at Halifax.

In January 1858, he was declared bankrupt

Gregory, Richard Reynolds
[1788-1857] Son of James Gregory.

He was a grocer at Halifax / an oil merchant at 6 Corn Market, Halifax [1834] / partner in Richard Reynolds Gregory & Brothers [1837] / a grocer [1841] / a retired grocer [1851] / partner in Thomas Gregory & Brothers [1856].

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

In May 1856, there was a conveyance of

several closes of land in Shelf, called the Pit Field and the Upper Brow, and also several other closes in land in Shelf called Far Brow and Near Brow

between Thomas Gregory and Richard Reynolds Gregory and John Lister of Birkenshaw (woolstapler), John Scott of Birkenshaw (woolstapler), and Henry Scott of Brighouse (cotton spinner) 

On 15th August 1832, he married Sarah Howarth [1799-1864] at Halifax.


Sarah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann
  2. Emma
  3. Charles

The family lived at

  • Pellon Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • Castle Hill, Rastrick [1851]

Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax: Richard [31st March 1857]; Sarah [27th October 1864]; Charles [8th June 1889]; Emma [4th December 1909]; Elizabeth Ann [15th January 1920]

Gregory's: Richard Reynolds Gregory & Brothers
Wholesale dealers, tallow chandlers, hop merchants, grocers & tea dealers at 25 Southgate, Halifax and 6 Corn Market, Halifax [1837]. Partners included Richard Reynolds Gregory

Gregory, Robert Miller
[1884-1914] Son of Elizabeth & Robert Gregory.

Born in Preston.

In [Q3] 1904, he married Rose Lily Watts in Ashford, Kent.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at

  • Allan Wood, Sowerby Bridge
  • 87 Rochdale Road, Greetland

He was a soldier with 3 years' regular service, and 7 years in the reserves.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Sapper with the 11th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 14th September 1914 (aged 30).

He was buried at the Vailly British Cemetery [II C 17].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale, on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Rose Lily married Mr Hawkins.

They lived at 87 Rochdale Road, Greetland

Gregory, Sandra
[1965-] Sowerby Bridge woman who was arrested at Bangkok airport in 1993 for smuggling temazepam and 89 grams of heroin on a trip from Thailand to Tokyo.

She had gone back-packing in 1987 and stayed on in Thailand to become an English teacher. Shortly before the arrest, she had met another Briton, Robert Lock, a known drug smuggler, and they were paid £1,000 to carry, in her body, a condom-full of drugs to Tokyo. The British Embassy informed the Thai authorities of Lock's movements and he and Gregory were arrested at Bangkok airport.

At the trial, she pleaded guilty, and the possible death penalty was changed to 25-years' imprisonment in Thailand.

She spent 4½ years in the Lard Yao women's prison at Klong Prem high-security prison – the Bangkok Hilton.

In 1996, the sentence was reduced by 3 years to celebrate the golden jubilee of King Bhumipol Adulyadej of Thailand.

In 1997, she came back to serve the rest of the sentence in Britain. She was in prison at Durham and then Rochester.

In July 2000, she was released after King Bhumipol granted a royal pardon and released on 18th June 2001.

She lives in Oxford.

In 2003, she wrote of the incident in a book Forget You Had a Daughter.

In December 2009, she was refused entry when she attempted to return to Thailand

Gregory, Thomas
[17??-18??] Halifax grocer and druggist [1805].

On 7th July 1802, he married Miss Lord [17??-1805] from Halifax.

See James Gregory & Sons and Halifax Board of Guardians

Gregory, Thomas
[1793-1863] Son of James Gregory.

He was partner in Thomas Gregory & Brothers [1856] / clerk to Flour Society [1861] / a shopkeeper in Sowerby Bridge / a bookkeeper [1863].

In May 1856, there was a conveyance of

several closes of land in Shelf, called the Pit Field and the Upper Brow, and also several other closes in land in Shelf called Far Brow and Near Brow

between Thomas Gregory and Richard Reynolds Gregory and John Lister of Birkenshaw (woolstapler), John Scott of Birkenshaw (woolstapler), and Henry Scott of Brighouse (cotton spinner) 

On 14th June 1830, he married (1) Elizabeth Lilley [1802-1852] at St John the Baptist, Wakefield.


Elizabeth was born in Horbury
 

Children:

  1. John Lilley [1831-1885]
  2. Louisa [b 1832]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1836]
  4. Joseph Lilley [b 1837] who died in Victoria, Australia
  5. James William [1839-1890] who died in Victoria, Australia

On 27th August 1859, he married (2) Frances Hawkins [1806-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

Thomas died in Sowerby Bridge [3rd December 1863].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Gregory's: Thomas Gregory & Brothers
Worsted spinners and manufacturer at Grove Mill, Shelf [1845].

Partners were Richard Reynolds Gregory, James William Gregory, and Thomas Gregory.

They exhibited some of their products at the Great Exhibition [1851].

In April 1856, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Gregory, William James
[1???-18???] Tea & tallow chandlers, hop merchants and wholesale dealers at 6 Corn Market, Halifax [1842]

Gregson, Abraham
[18??-19??] Partner in Law & Gregson.

He lived at Joshua Street, Todmorden [1905]

Gregson, Alfred
[18??-1???] Of Rastrick.

He married Fanny [1840-1869].

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [1863-1864] who died aged 14 months
  2. Emily [1864-1865] who died aged 5 months
  3. Alice [1866-1867] who died 1 year & 8 months

His wife and daughters were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Gregson Brothers
Worsted mills at Norwood Green

Gregson, Charles
[1863-1926] Son of Mr Gregson.

He was a silk dresser [1881] / a wire galvaniser [1891, 1901].

In [Q3] 1888, he married (1) Ann Ramsden [1868-1900] in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of Richard Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Cora [b 1892]
  3. Ramsden [b 1893-1895]
  4. John George [b 1896]
  5. Jane [b 1898]
  6. Ann [b 1900]

Ann died in March 1900, aged 32, shortly after the birth of daughter Ann.

In [Q4] 1900, he married (2) Lavinia Tann [1865-1944] in Huddersfield.

The family lived at

  • 38 Mill Lane, Brighouse [1891]
  • 23 Foundry Street [1901]

Gregson, Edward
[18??-18??] Photographer.

He was at Electric & Daylight Studio, Halifax, Central Portrait Rooms, Halifax [1865, 1874], and Talbot Road, Blackpool [1870s]

Gregson, Ernest
[1883-1915] Son of Walter Gregson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Rhodes Street Tennis Club / a jeweller with Charles Horner Limited.

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

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915]

He was buried at the Perth Cemetery (China Wall) [II D 13.]

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Gregson, Ernest
[1888-1919] Born in Queensbury [21st November 1888].

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

He died in Winchester [21st February 1919].

He was buried at General Baptist Chapel, Queensbury.

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Gregson, Fred
[1858-19??] Son of Joseph Gregson, bread maker.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a joiner of Small Page Row, Clayton [1879] / a joiner [1881, 1891, 1901] / a joinery works joiner (journeyman) [1911].

In 1879, he married Ruth Briggs [1857-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.


Ruth, a worsted stuff weaver of Cambridge Street, Queensbury, was born in Clayton, the daughter of William Briggs, harnish [?] tier [?]

She was a worsted weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a brass finisher [1901]
  2. Harry
  3. Alice [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted twister [1911]
  4. Sylvia [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  5. Lillian [b 1892] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  6. Sam Briggs [b 1894] who was a dyers labourer [1911]
  7. Jane Annie [b 1896] who was a doffer ring spinning cotton [1911]
  8. Minnie [b 1901]

The children were born in Queensbury

The family lived at

  • Thornton Street, Queensbury, Clayton, Bradford [1881]
  • 8 Wellington Street, Queensbury, Clayton, Bradford [1891]
  • 24 Bowman Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Gregson, Harry
[1883-1917] Son of Fred Gregson.

He was a general labourer for plumber [1901] / a labourer [1903] / a plumber's labourer [1911].

In 1903, he married (1) Emily Ann Firth [1881-1904] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Emily Ann, of 31 Back Raglan Street, was the daughter of David Firth, labourer
 

Emily Ann died in 1904 (aged 23) 

In 1907, he married (2) Clara Milnes [1882-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Clara, of Wallace Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Milnes, wool scourer
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1911]
  2. Sam [b 1913]

They lived at

  • 20 Back Brinton Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 32 Grant Street, Halifax [1917]
  • 11 Pleasant Street, Commercial Road, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [14th April 1917] (aged 34).

His body was found by the Chaplain after he had been missing for 2 weeks in no-man's land.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [11C & 12A], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gregson, J. W. P.
[18??-19??] Postmaster for Halifax [1899-1905]

Gregson, James Richard
[1889-19??] Brighouse-born playwright journalist & broadcaster.

See The Autobiography of James Gregson and Mrs Bandmann-Palmer

Gregson, Mr
[18??-18??] He married Mary Ann [1836-1???].

Children:

  1. William [b 1859] who was a finisher [1881]
  2. J. E. [b 1861] who was a moulder [1881]
  3. Charles
  4. James [b 1855] who was a silk dresser [1881]
  5. Margaret Ellen [b 1873]
  6. Fred [b 1876]
  7. Alf [b 1881]

The family lived at 23 Mill Lane, Brighouse [1881].

Mary Ann Gregson was a beer retailer in Mill Lane, Brighouse [1877]

Gregson, Richard
[1???-16??] Clothier who lived at Stannery End, Sowerby.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Mary

Gregson, Samuel
[16??-1???] Son of Richard Gregson.

In 1650, he owned Stannery End and Thymeley Bent. In 1673, he and his sister sold the properties to Joshua Horton.

He was Curate at Cross Stone [1670-1671] and Curate at Luddenden [1671]

Gregson, Walter
[1858-1924] Born in Halifax.

He was a police officer [1880].

On 11th September 1880, he married Mary Elizabeth Tattersall [1856-1944] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. Ernest

The family lived at 34 Ashbourne Grove, Halifax [1911]

Gregson, William Henry
[1???-1???] He was a moulder.

In [Q2] 1863, he married Mary Ann Brown in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Violetta [b 1870]

The family lived at Winding Road Terrace, Halifax [1884].

In 1884, Mary Ann was attacked by Frank Hartley.

She died in Halifax Infirmary from injuries caused by a kick during a quarrel [14th August 1884].

Hartley was acquitted on the grounds that there was no absolute evidence that Mrs Gregson died from wounds inflicted by Hartley, as they may have been inflicted by her husband

Greive, Heather Margaret
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [1979-1980]

Gresley, Nigel
[18??-18??] Ale and porter merchants at 1 Delph Street, Halifax [1874]

Grey Stone Quarry, Ripponden
A Mesolithic site

Grey Stone, Todmorden
Grey Stone Lane. Late 17th century house, cottages and barn. Recorded in 1675 (deeds). A porch is dated 1789

Grey Stones
There are – or have been – several single stones and outcrops in the district called Grey Stone or Grey Stones. Some examples are – or were – at Elland, Luddendenfoot, Ovenden, Rishworth Moor, and Warland

Grey Stones, Warley
Owners and tenants have included

Greycourt, Halifax
King Cross Road. Originally King Cross Vicarage. James Hector Bowman renamed the house

Greystones, Halifax
Manor Heath Road.

Built in the Arts & Crafts Style around 1900.

Owners and tenants have included

It has been converted into 3 separate dwellings

  • The Warren
  • Upper Greystones
  • Lower Greystones / Greystones

Greystones, Luddenden
Mid-17th century farmhouse.

Owners and tenants have included

It was converted to separate dwellings in the 19th century

Grice, Frances
[16??-1666] Of Wakefield.

She was the third wife of Dr Richard Marsh.

She survived her husband and was buried in York Minster

Grice, Katherine
[1514-1???] Aka Grace. A novice, she was one of the last 3 nuns of Kirklees Priory in the 16th century.

It is said that she became pregnant and, after giving birth, committed suicide in Nunbrook.

See Three Nuns, Kirklees Park

Griffin, John
[1890-1917] Son of Thomas Griffin.

Born in Stainland.

He was a well-known Stainland footballer / a woollen mule piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was reported missing [3rd May 1917], but later [14th June 1917] known to be a prisoner at Dulmen, Germany.

He survived the War.

Griffin, Lionel
[1919-1943] Son of Amy & Walter Griffin of Brighouse.

He married Mary.

They lived in Brighouse.

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

He died 21st September 1943 (aged 24).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F Nonconformist 73]

Griffin, Mr
[18??-19??] Manager of the Empire Theatre, Brighouse [about 1916]

Griffin, Thomas
[1853-19??] Born in Mayo, Ireland.

He was a quarryman [1891] / a stone waller [1901] / a dry waller [1911].

In 1884, he married Mary Casey [1861-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1889] who was a cotton spinner [1901], a woollen mule piecer [1911]
  2. John
  3. William [b 1891] who was a cloth finisher [1911]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Stainland with Old Lindley [1891]
  • New Street, Stainland [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Mary's brother Thomas Casey [b 1864] (cloth finisher) 

Griffith, J.
[18??-19??] He had business as a botanical brewer at Ainley Grange, Brighouse. The firm produced non-alcoholic drinks in the 19th/20th century

Griffiths, Anne
[1???-1738] Of Llangollen, Montgomeryshire.

She married Sir Samuel Armytage.

She and her husband were buried at Hartshead Church

Griffiths, Joe
[1866-19??] Born in Ripponden.

He was a dairy farmer [1911].

In [Q4] 1892, he married Martha Ann Ackroyd [1865-19??] from Sowerby.

They had no children.

They lived at Barker Royd Farm, Southowram [1911]

Griffiths, John R.
[18??-19??] Botanical brewer in Elland. He was at premises near Ainley Grange. Earlier than Woodhead Brothers

Griffiths, Rev Richard
[18??-19??] BA.

Curate at Ripponden [1890]. He left in 1892 to be assistant chaplain at Holy Trinity, Nice

Griffiths, Robert
[1897-1916] Son of Mrs Elizabeth Griffiths of 16 George Street, Hipperholme.

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

He died 3rd June 1916 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Authuile Military Cemetery [C 5].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Grigg-Smith, Rev Thomas
[18??-19??] Vicar of Warley [1929].

Whilst recuperating in France [1936], he announced that he would relinquish his parish work in January 1937 in order to take up other activities

Grime, Henry
[15??-16??] Clothier of Southowram. In 1607, he bought Haley Hill, Halifax from Robert Ramsden.

In the various sources, there is some confusion with the surnames Graeme, Græme, Graemes, Graham, Greame, Gream, Greames, Grime, and Grimes

Grime, Henry
[1624-1710]

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [16??-1706] who married Jeremy Bentley

Grime, Henry
[1660-1739] Or Greame. Around 1685, he bought Exley Hall.

In 1709, he lived at Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax. He owned much property in Southowram, Hipperholme, Elland and Batley.

He married Hannah [1660-1727]

Grime, Henry Davies
[1868-1946] Born in Halifax.

He was a harness manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a saddler at 12 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1905] / a shop keeper, saddler [1911] / a leather merchant.

On 13th September 1893, he married Sarah Ann Turner at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of William Turner
 

Children:

  1. twins George Henry [1897-1898]
  2. William [1897] who died in his first year

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Alice Turner [aged 63].

Sarah Ann died in South Africa [2nd December 1935].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £4,213 9/1d [Resworn £3,459 11/7d]. Probate was granted to her husband Henry Davies and Charles Pullan (commercial traveller).

Henry Davies died at Hof Street Nursing Home, Cape Town [3rd June 1946] (aged 78).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £26,849 15/4d

Grime's: W. Grime & Son
Saddlers and portmanteau makers at 3 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1905]

Grimes, Samuel
Aka Sammywell Grimes.

Pseudonym which John Hartley used for a number of titles. Sammy was a simple Bradford man and wrote of his exploits in a series of travel stories from 1876. The titles included:

  • Seets i' Lundun
  • Seets i' Paris
  • Mally an' me A Selection of Humorous and Pathetic Incidents from the life of Sammywell Grimes and His Wife Mally / William Nicholson & Sons Limited, London [1920]
  • Seets i' Blackpool
  • Grimes's Trip to America [1877] – in which Hartley's own experiences were retold
  • Grimes's Trip to th' Queen [1894] – written when Hartley returned to England
  • Seets i' Yorkshire and Lancashire Or Grimes's Comical Trip from Leeds to Liverpool by Canal / William Nicholson & Sons, London [1896]
  • Grimes and Mally laikin i' Lakeland [1911]

Grimes's: W. Grimes & Son
Dealers in leather goods at 10 Silver Street.

The proprietor was A. Francis Brown [1936]

Grimescar Cottage, Fixby
The Wood, Fixby was known as Grimescar Cottage [1854]

Grimeshaw, Thomas
[16??-1???] Curate at Cross Stone [1693]

Grimley, A. E.
[1879-1916]

He married Clara.

They lived at 1 Cottage Bank View, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died 7th July 1916 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [II A 68]

Grimmett, Arthur
[18??-1???] He was Managing Director of the Halifax New Grand Theatre & Opera House Company Limited [1889]

Grimmett, Arthur
[18??-19??] Musical director at the Gaiety Theatre and the Grand Theatre, Halifax [1890s]

Grimshaw, Jane
[17??-17??] Daughter of Rev William Grimshaw.

She was sent to school at Kingswood, Bristol, where she died at the age of 13

Grimshaw, Rev John
[17??-1779] Son of Rev William Grimshaw by his first marriage. At the age of 12, he inherited Ewood Hall from his grandfather.

He was Curate at Cross Stone [1734-1742] / Curate at Luddenden [1742-1749] / Curate at Illingworth [1749] / Perpetual Curate at Illingworth [1779].

In 1740, he married Mary Cockroft at Eastfield Chapel.

He drank himself to death. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Grimshaw, Rev Thomas
[16??-1693] Curate at Todmorden [1693]

Grimshaw, Rev William
[1708-1763] Popularly known as Mad Grimshaw, he was a charismatic – hell-fire and damnation – preacher, and addressed large crowds as he travelled around the district.

See Booth Independent Congregational Church

Grimshaw, William
[1750-1795] Of Halifax.

He married (1) Jane [1749-1778].

Children:

  1. Mary [1773-1825]
  2. Jane [1775] who died in infancy

He married (2) Mary.

Children:

  1. Lumb [1787] who died aged 9 weeks
  2. Frances [1788-1794]

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Grindlestone Bank, Ovenden
It was said that the house – built by the Maude family – was the oldest house in the district.

John Maude is mentioned in the 1530s.

There are 2 houses: North House and South House.

North House is dated 1603 when Abraham Brigg and his family lived there, 1647 when John Brigg and his family lived there, and 1698 when Abraham Brigg and his family lived there.

South House is listed. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1853.

The house is divided into three separate dwellings.

Owners and tenants have included

The area gets its name from the fact that it provided mill-stones for corn mills in the district.

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

See Brigg family of Grindlestone Bank

Grindrod, Ann
[17??-1832] Daughter of a Rochdale grocer. In 1811, she married John Fielden. They went to live at Dawson Weir

Grindrod, Benjamin
[18??-19??] Hebden Bridge Councillor and Guardian of the Poor. He was associated with T. Short & Company. He lived at May Bank, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Grindrod, Harry
[1888-1916] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 26th September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [7D & 8D], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Grindrod, James William
[1859-1911] Born in Walsden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In 1898, he married Sarah Ann in Todmorden.


Sarah Ann [née Whipp] was the widow of
Robert Pickles
 

They, and Sarah Ann's children by her first marriage, lived at 26 Cannon Street, Todmorden [1911]

Grindrod, John
[1894-1916] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 62nd T. M. Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 22nd January 1916.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial [3 & 4], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Grindrod, Joseph Henry
[1848-1917] Son of Edmund Grindrod, millwright.

Born in Todmorden.

Music teacher at Todmorden.

He lived at 52 Claremont Place, Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1897, 1905]

An advertisement for his business in 1897 announced


Violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harmonium, banjo, mandoline, guitar, singing and theory

Pianofortes tuned singly or by contract

Violins &c repaired and bows re-haired

 

On 15th October 1870, he married Elizabeth Livsey [1849-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Langfield, was the daughter of William Livsey, mechanic
 

The family lived at 52 Claremont Place, Todmorden [1917].

He died 29th December 1917.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £505 6/-.

Probate was granted to Edward Grindrod (foreman machine fitter) 

Grinson, John James
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Grix, Scott
[1984-] Born in Halifax [1st May 1984].

Rugby League player

Grogan, John Timothy
[1961-] Born in Halifax. He became MP for Selby

Gronow, Rev Daniel
[17??-1???] A Unitarian. He was described as a
a tramping parson from Wales

and spoke imperfect English. He was minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1780-1782]

Groom, Arthur Holdsworth

Groom, Rev Arthur John
[1853-19??] BA.

Son of John Groom, a farmer and landowner of Ashwicken Hall, Ashwicken, Norfolk. He was the brother of Horace Alfred Groom. He was Rector of All Saints' Church, Ashwicken.

On 23rd April 1878, he married Fanny Holdsworth

Groom, Rev Arthur Wigton
[1857-1930] Born in Pancras, London.

Minister at Norwood Green Congregational Church [1905].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Mary Emily Maynard in West Ham, Essex.

Children:

  1. Charles Wigton [1894-1959] who was a civil servant [1930]

The family lived at 14 Cornwall Avenue, Finchley [1930].

Arthur died 15th October 1930 (aged 73).

Probate records show that he left.

Probate was granted to son Charles

Groom, Horace Alfred
[18??-19??] Son of John Groom, a farmer and landowner of Ashwicken Hall, Ashwicken, Norfolk. He was the brother of Rev Arthur John Groom.

On 2nd June 1879, he married Gertrude Holdsworth.

Children:

  1. Arthur

Groome-Laxton, George A.
[1925-1944] Son of Kathleen & Dixon Groome-Laxton of Cornholme.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 19th July 1944 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Bayeux War Cemetery [XXVII D 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Grosvenor's: Frank Grosvenor Limited
Provision dealer, grocer, bacon and ham specialist.

In 1936, he had premises in Halifax Borough Market, Prince's Arcade, Halifax, and 17 Wade Street, Halifax

Grotte, Robert
[1???-1965] Of Nu-Swift.

In 1943, he bought and restored New Hall, Elland. He died before he completed the restoration and his widow, Hannah, finished the work

Grout, Harry
[1896-1914] Son of Mrs Parks of 25 Brunswick Street, Halifax, and step-brother of John A. Park.

He was educated at Pellon Wesleyan Sunday School / employed by Inman Brothers Limited.

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 [14th December 1914] (aged 18).

He went missing at Ypres. His grave was found by the South Staffordshire Regiment who retrieved his discs.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Grove Cottage, Brearley
See Grove, Luddendenfoot

The Grove, Halifax
Aka Savile Grove. House on Savile Road / 35 Savile Crescent / 35 Savile Park Road.

The property is recorded as having 13 rooms [1911].

Owners and tenants have included

Grove House, Bolton Brow
Wakefield Road.

Owners and tenants have included

  • John Haigh [1905]
  • Sampson Brearley [1905]
  • Major Shepley [1905]

Grove House, Brearley
Owners and tenants have included

See Grove, Luddendenfoot

Grove House Estate, Halifax
Land at Ward's End which included Grove House.

Trinity Road, Powell Street, Fountain Street were built on the land.

There was a group of about 12 springs and wells on the Estate, which fed the Stone Trough Brewery – one cascading into the next, and finally running down Horton Street

Grove House Farm, Southowram
Brookfoot Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Grove House, Greetland
Owners and tenants have included

Grove House, Halifax
Commercial Street / Ward's End.

A sundial was inscribed


Soli Deo Gloria

Owners and tenants have included

The house was demolished in 1???.

The Picture House was built on the site

See Grove House Estate, Halifax

Grove House, Rishworth
Booth Wood.

Owners and tenants have included

Grove House, Shelf
House built by Edward Lister as a residence near his Grove Mill.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The house is now known as Grove Dene

Grove Houses, Shelf
These were a row of shops built by Edward Lister. Only 2 remain. One is smaller and blocked up, except for a door. These are occupied by GSG Pianos

Grove Mill Company, Ovenden
Cotton spinners and manufacturers. Recorded in 1861, when Henry Armistead was Managing Partner.

See Grove Mills, Ovenden

Grove Size Company
Size manufacturers at Redacre Mill, Mytholmroyd [1905]

Groves, Thomas Robinson
[1864-1934] A worker at Crossley's Carpets.

In 1913, he married Edith Harrison in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Westbrook Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax.

On 9th December 1934, his body was found inside a boiler at Crossley's Carpets. He had been descaling the boiler at the time. The temperature inside the boiler was said to be around 100° Fahrenheit. There were burns on his neck and shoulders.

The inquest returned a verdict of Death by Natural Causes, which was accelerated by the conditions under which he was working

Gruberonestum
See Crumbetonestun

Grummett, James
[1861-1899] Born in Halifax.

In [Q3] 1882, he married 0??-1??? in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lewis

The family lived at 32 Copley Avenue, Pye Nest, Halifax

Grummett, Lewis
[1897-1918] Son of James Grummett.

He lived at 31 Fixby Avenue, Pye Nest.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 100th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died of gas poisoning in No.12 General Hospital, Rouen [18th March 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P VI B 4B].

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

Grundy, Francis Henry
[1822-18??] The son of a Unitarian minister.

Born in Manchester.

He was a railway engineer who met Branwell Brontë when they worked at Luddendenfoot Station.

The two often went for rail journeys and walks around the district. They continued to correspond after they left Luddendenfoot.

Grundy claims that the pair often visited Haworth, and describes the Brontë sisters as

red-haired, long-toothed and wearing glasses

In 1879, Griffith & Farrar published his Pictures of the Past, a memoir which mentions Branwell. Grundy's dates are unreliable. He believed that Branwell wrote Wuthering Heights.

See George Robert Stephenson and William Woolven

Grundy, G. E.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He lived at Netherton Cottage, Holmfield.

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

He died in the conflict.

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

Grundy, Rev George
[1817-1895] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1880]. In 1891, he was at Prestwich, Lancashire.

He married (1) Jane [1819-1881].

In 1887, he married (2) Anne Stott at Prestwich.

He died at Prestwich. The couple were buried at Elland Parish Church

Grundy, Robert
[1889-1916] Son of Jane Ann & John Grundy of 10 Bath Place, Woodside.

He worked for Briggs & Company.

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

He died 5th July 1916 (aged 27).

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

Grundy, Thomas
[18??-19??] Printer at 83 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1927]

Grydinton, John Aaron de
[1???-1321] Vicar of Halifax [1316]

Guardian
See The Halifax Courier & Guardian Historical Almanack, The Halifax Guardian Almanack & Literary Companion, The Halifax Courier & Guardian, The Halifax Daily Guardian, The Halifax Guardian and The Halifax Weekly Guardian

Gudgeon, George Henry
[1900-1918] Son of Joseph W. Gudgeon.

During World War I, he served with the Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother John William also died in the War

Gudgeon, John William
[1898-1917] Son of Joseph W. Gudgeon.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 28th November 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother George Henry also died in the War

Gudgeon, Joseph W.
[1868-1936] He married Mary.

Children:

  1. John William
  2. George Henry

The family lived at 29 Walton Fold, Millwood, Todmorden.

Sons John William & George Henry died in World War I

Guerning Dog Bridge, Todmorden
Butcher Hill. Named for the – now demolished – Guerning Dog public house

Guest, Alfred Edmund
[1864-1933] Son of Thomas Guest.

Born in Barnsley.

He was a confectioner (unemployed) [1881] / a labourer [1883] / a mason's labourer [1891] / a stone mason [1901] / a bricklayer [1911].

On 27th November 1883, he married Susan Harriet Gibson [1862-1945] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan Harriet, of Salterhebble, was born in Liverpool, the daughter of James Wild Gibson, contractor
 

Children:

  1. Harry / Henry
  2. Tom / Thomas [1884-1955] who was a brick yard labourer [1911]
  3. Percy
  4. Walter Edmund [1888-1942]
  5. Mary Elizabeth [b 1890] who was a ring spinner cotton [1911]
  6. Herbert
  7. Florence [b 1895] who was a ring spinner cotton [1911]
  8. Fred [b 1903]

The children were born in Skircoat.

The family lived at

  • 42 Lower Skircoat Green, Skircoat [1891]
  • 41 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax [1901]
  • 23 Jubilee Road, Siddal, Halifax [1911]

Sons Harry / Henry & Herbert died in World War I Son Percy served with the Royal Field Artillery. Son Tom also served and had his right leg amputated, and had 18 operations to save his left leg

Guest, Rev Edward
[18??-18??] Wesleyan Minister at Sowerby Bridge [1861]

Guest, Henry
[1882-1914] Or Harry.

Son of Alfred Edmund Guest.

Born in Salterhebble.

He was a market gardener's labourer [1901] / a brickyard labourer at J. S. Morton & Sons Limited [1911].

He never married.

He enlisted in Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [August 1903]. He served with the British Army in India [for 7 years] and in Malta.

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

His service record shows that he was


5 ft 3½ inches tall, with blue eyes and black hair
 

He was killed Wasmes, near Mons [24th August 1914] (aged 32).


He is recorded as being the first local man to die in the Great War
 

He was buried at the Hautrage Military Cemetery [I D 11].

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

His brother Herbert also died in the War. Brother Percy served with the Royal Field Artillery. Brother Tom also served and had his right leg amputated, and had 18 operations to save his left leg

Guest, Herbert
[1893-1917] Son of Alfred Edmund Guest.

He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a member of Siddal Football Club / a beamer (worsted mill) [1911].

He went to Canada [1915].

He married Doris in Canada.


She was at Brownton Post Office, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada [1917]
 

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 19th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He was killed in action [23rd April 1917] (aged 24).


The sources give conflicting dates for his death: 23rd April 1917 (CWGC website) and 3rd May 1917 (Halifax Courier) 
 

He was buried at the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi [V G 26].

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

His brother Harry also died in the War. Brother Percy served with the Royal Field Artillery. Brother Tom also served and had his right leg amputated, and had 18 operations to save his left leg

Guest, General Joshua
[1660-1747] Son of Mary Guest.

Born at Spout House, Hove Edge.

He rose to fame as a soldier and – in 1745, at the age of 85 – he fought in the Jacobite invasion and defended Edinburgh Castle against the Young Pretender.

Guest, Mary
[1640-1729] Daughter of Samuel Guest.

She may have been unmarried when she gave birth to Joshua Guest.

She married Mr Smith.

Children:

  1. Joshua

Mary lived at Lidgate, Lightcliffe.

Mary was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Guest, Percy
[1886-1961] Son of Alfred Edmund Guest

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a market gardener.

He enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery [5th November 1908].

During World War I, he served in India [1914].

He went to France [18th January 1915].

He was wounded by a mustard gas shell [8th October 1917].

By the end of the war he had attained the rank Bombardier.

He died in Halifax [1961]

Guest, Ralph
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1783]

Guest, Samuel
[16??-16??] Of Hipperholme/Northowram.

In 1635, he married Mary Greenwood in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Samuel

Both children were baptised in Halifax Parish Church in 1640

Guest, Samuel
[16??-1681] A horse-driver for Richard Langley.

Heywood writes that


he had a shrewish untoward wife, said he would never come home to her, made attempts several times to make away [with] himself, and though he was watcht yet slipt off the horse and leapt over the bridge and drowned himself at the water near Lady Wins, March 16 1681, it's little regarded
 

Guest, Thomas
[1825-1???] Born in Worbro Dale, Yorkshire.

He was a naturalist at Skircoat, Halifax [1874, 1881, 1883].

In [Q1] 1854, he married Mary Robinson in Wortley.

Children:

  1. William R [b 1855] who was a butcher [1881]
  2. Jane E [b 1856] who was a worsted weaver [1881]
  3. Walter [b 1861] who was a butcher [1881]
  4. Alfred Edmond

The family lived at Uttley's Buildings, Skircoat [1881].

Living with the widowed Thomas & family in 1881 was sister-in-law Sarah Robinson [aged 53] (domestic servant) 

Guillotin, Joseph-Ignace
[1738-1814] French physician.

He visited Halifax in his search for a means of execution during the time of the French Revolution.

In 1790, he demonstrated his new, humane and painless method of execution

Gumby, Leonard
[1890-19??] Son of Arthur Gumby, gentleman.

Born in Halifax.

He was a bank manager of Savile Mount, Halifax [1922].

In [Q2] 1922, he married Miriam Ruth Murgatroyd in Halifax.


Miriam Ruth, of 3 Whinney Field, Halifax, was the daughter of
John Henry Murgatroyd
 

Gun Club Field, Lightcliffe
Field on Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe. This was a popular recreation area for games and sports, including knur and spell. It was used by the Lightcliffe Gun Club.

The area is now occupied by the Stoney Lane Housing Estate.

See Herbert Sykes

Gun Week
A World War I initiative.

On 4th November 1918, Gun Week started in Halifax and raised more than £1,600,000. Guns brought to Halifax for the occasion were positioned at Barum Top

On 2nd December 1918, Gun Week started in Brighouse and raised £43,000.

See Tank Week

Gunby, Rev Christopher
[16??-1744] In 1736, he was appointed Perpetual Curate at Sowerby.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [21st March 1744].

The Parish Registers record

The Rev/d\ Mr Gunby Curate of Sowerby

buried 25th December 1749

Gunn's Confectioners
Wholesale and retain confectioners at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1910]

Gunstone, Rev William D.
[18??-19??] Minister at Salem Chapel, North Parade [1917]

Guppy, William Henry
[1896-1917] Son of Mr & Mrs Guppy of 5 St James's Street, St James's Road, Halifax, and 21 Smith Street, Halifax.

Born in Yeovil.

In [Q2] 1916, he married Catherine Mary Cropper in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Westbrook Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed by shellfire [22nd October 1917] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [54-60 & 163A], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In [Q4] 1919, Catherine Mary married Arthur Robinson in Halifax.

They lived at 30 Grove Street, Northgate, Halifax

Gurney, Rev William
[1796-1869] MA.

Perpetual Curate at Lightcliffe for 29 years[1840, 1861]. He lived at 9 Wade Street, Halifax.

He married Harriet [1804-1881].

The couple were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Gurt Saturday
Aka Great Saturday. Old name for the day of the Martinmas fair

Gut Royd
District of Todmorden

Guthrie, Alexander
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

Guthrie, John Ashton
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Halifax [1895]. He was at 14 Bull Green [1887] and 1 Regent Street, Halifax [1905]

Guthrie, Tyrone
[1900-1971] Theatre director.

His Old Vic Theatre Company visited the Grand Theatre, Halifax [May 1942]

Guthrie's: W. H. Guthrie & Company Limited
Cotton manufacturer at Carrfield Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Gutsell, Ernest Reginald
[19??-19??] Aka George. He worked as a pharmacist at Moss's Chemists, King Cross, Halifax.

In 1949, he bought from Willie Wadsworth the practice which became Mackereth Opticians. He retired in 1976.

In 1938, he married Joan Dickens Allott in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Rachel Heather who became a musician
  2. Isobel Jane [1944-2000]

Gutter Houses, Midgley
2 houses which get their name from the water which flows down Frank Lane past the houses. Black Rock and Blue Bell are nearby

Guy, Alan
[1927-2010] Latin and classics teacher at Heath Grammar School. He was the last person to teach classics at the School. When he retired in 1982, the position was not filled.


He started teaching at Heath on the same term that I started in the 1st form at Heath [September 1952]. He was my Latin teacher and my form master

[MB]

 

He lived at St Bevan's Road, Halifax

Gybson, John
[1534-1574] Of Brookfoot, Southowram.

Son of Richard Gybson.

On 19th May 1561, he married Agnes, daughter of John Holdsworth.

Children:

  1. Alice who married Henry Ramsden

A Post Mortem Inquisition is recorded for Richard and John at Wakefield on 8th April 1574

Gybson, Richard
[15??-1574] Of Brookfoot, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

A Post Mortem Inquisition is recorded for Richard and John at Wakefield on 8th April 1574


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