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Kaberry, James
[1877-1920] Born in Rochdale.

He was a practical hairdresser and umbrella maker at 69 Patmos, Burnley Road, Todmorden [1897, 1900]

On 13th August 1901, he married Louisa Wadsworth [1879-1956] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Louisa was born in Todmorden
 

They had no children.

They lived at 69 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was Joseph Green [b 1884] (hairdresser) from Queensbury

He was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [17th May 1920]

Kagan, Joseph
[1915-1995] Lord Kagan of Elland. Founder of Kagan Textiles, Elland, manufacturer of Gannex fabric from the 1950s. See Cellofoam, Croft House, Rastrick and Spout Mills, Rastrick

Kailey, Henry
[16??-17??] A Quaker of Todmorden Edge.

He married Martha.

A barn at Todmorden Edge South is inscribed HMK for Henry and Martha Kailey.

Rev Henry Crabtree broke up a meeting at Kailey's home and took the names of about twenty persons who were

holding an unlawful assembly for the worship of Almighty God

Crabtree handed their names to a justice of the peace, and Kailey was fined £20, and his neighbours were fined 5/- each

Kaines, Edward Osborne
[1902-19??] Son of Mary Hannah Bertha & Arthur Edward Kaines.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He married Freda They lived at Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Reserve aboard HMS Fowey.

He died 29th June 1941 (aged 38).

He was buried at the Glenalina Extension of Belfast City Cemetery [D 6].

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

Kaley, James Robert
[1896-1918] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Marsland [1871-1930] from Barnsley.

Born in Halifax [10th May 1896].

He was at Shay Lane, Holmfield [1901] and boarding school in Hazelgrove, Cheshire [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard HMS St Vincent.

He died 2nd August 1918.

He was buried at Illingworth Church [3 48].

Kane, John Edward
[18??-1918] Of Queensbury.

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

He was killed in action [30th August 1918].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Kape, W. J.
[18??-19??] He was headmaster of Bilston School of Art before becoming Headmaster of Halifax School of Art [1938]

Kavanagh, Ben
[1988-] Rugby league player.

Born in Elland. He played for Wigan

Kay, A.
[18??-18??] Commission agent at Halifax.

In October 1864, he was declared bankrupt

Kay, Abram
[18??-19??] Of Todmorden.

He served in World War I.

He was killed in the conflict.

He is remembered on Patmos War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Kay, Charles
[1848-1933] Of Bailiffe Bridge.

In [Q3] 1871, he married Emma Stott [1850-1937] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ezra [1877-1901]

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Kay, Rev Harry
[18??-19??] Baptist Minister at Todmorden [1928]. In 1928, he moved to Lancashire

Kay, James
[1885-1917] Son of Grace & James Kay of Accrington.

Born in Accrington.

He was employed by Maude's.

He married Sarah Ethel.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [12], and in the book Royd Regeneration

Kay, John
[1852-1925] Born in Todmorden.

He was a labourer [1882].

On 1st July 1882, he married Maria Dawson [1854-1909] at Heptonstall Church.


Maria was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Abraham

The family lived at 3 Oak Hill, Todmorden [1911].

Living with the widowed John in 1911 were son Abraham and his wife.

John & Maria were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Kay, Michael
[16??-17??] Of Good Greave, Hardcastle Crags. In 1766, he sold Heptonstall Cloth Hall to John Uttley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Anne who married John Uttley

Kay, R.
[18??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Todmorden.

In July 1864, he was declared bankrupt

Kay, Sir Robert Newbold
[1869-1947] Attorney. In 1893, he founded a firm of solicitors Newbold Kays, in York. He was knighted in 1920. Liberal MP for Elland [1923-1924]. He was Lord Mayor of York in 1925

Kay, Smith
[1863-1926] Born in Otley.

He lived at Upper Westercroft, Northowram.

He built Stone Lea, Hipperholme using material salvaged from Upper Westercroft.

On 23rd December 1885, he married Mary Haggis at Coley Church.


Mary was the daughter of William Haggis
 

Children:

  1. Frank [1888-1963]
  2. Amelia Hannah [1890-1978]
  3. Charles Henry [b 1895]

The couple died at Stone Lea Hipperholme: Smith [26th September 1926]

Kay, William John
[1839-1894] He was a timber merchant living at Waterside, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1873, he married Jane Battinson in Halifax.

He died 30th October 1894 (aged 55).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [N 44 A]

Kaye, Abraham
[1882-1917] Son of John Kay.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a weaver [1908].

On 13th June 1908, he married Lily Crowther [1883-1971] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Lily was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1913]
  2. Jack [b 1917]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at 3 Oak Hill, Todmorden [with Abraham's widowed father 1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died of wounds [16th March 1917].

He was buried at the Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension [M 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kaye, Alfred
[1870-1941] Born in Elland.

He was a green grocer [1888] / a fruiterer in Elland Lane.

In [Q4] 1888, he married Susannah Crossley [1868-1939] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1889]
  2. Jane [1881-1892]
  3. Ellie [b 1893]
  4. Edward Crossley
  5. Norman [b 1897]
  6. Hilda [b 1900]
  7. Orlando [b 1903]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at

  • 74 Westgate, Elland [1891]
  • 19 Oak Street, Elland [1901]
  • 6 Elland Lane, Elland [1911]

Susannah & Alfred retired to Blackpool in the 1930s where they both died

Kaye & Fletcher
Woollen cloth manufacturers at Elland.

Partners included Robert Kaye, John Kaye and Thomas Fletcher.

The partnership was dissolved in February 1859

Kaye & Jagger
Woollen manufacturers.

They took over Owlet Hall Mills, Elland [1914]

Kaye, Appleyard, Saville & Ashworth
Fancy stuff manufacturers at Wheatley.

Partners included Nathan Kaye, Charles Appleyard, James Edward Saville, Joseph Ashworth, and Nathan Ashworth.

In March 1868, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Kaye, Benjamin
[1833-1914] Son of Robert Kaye.

Born in Stainland.

He was a slubber of Elland [1864] / a woollen manufacturer [1871, 1881] / a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1891] / a manufacturer [1890] / a woollen manufacturer [1901] / a woollen manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland [1905] / a woollen manufacturer [1910, 1911].

In 1864, he married Susannah Peel [1836-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susannah, of Southowram, was the daughter of David Peel, slubber
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1865] who was a woollen weaver [1881] and married John Brook
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1867]
  3. Rebecca A [b 1869]
  4. Denison [b 1872] who was a woollen piecer [1891]

The family lived at

  • James Street, Elland [1871]
  • Langdale Street, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • 49 Langdale Street, Elland [1891]
  • 52 Langdale Street, Elland [1901, 1911]

Benjamin died 10th September 1914

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £14,172. Probate was granted to his widow Susannah, daughter Mary Hannah, Fred Dennison Oates (secretary of a limited company), James Uriah Kaye, and William Kaye (woollen manufacturer) 

See Uriah Kaye

Kaye, Constable
[1???-18??] Halifax police constable [1858].

See Joseph Wilkinson

Kaye, Edward Crossley
[1895-1917] Son of Alfred Kaye.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of the Sunday School of Temperance Methodist Church, Elland / a brick worker [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was injured by poison gas and died in No.16 General Hospital, Le Treport, France [29th July 1917].

His mother had been sent for, and arrived just before he died.

He was buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery, and his mother was present at the interment.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at St Paul's & Temperance Street Churches, Elland

Kaye, George
[1890-1948] Son of William Kaye.

Recorded in 1918, when he was at Siddal Top Farm, Southowram

Kaye, Henry
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Castle Street, Stansfield [1857]

Kaye, Henry
[1858-1902] Landlord of the Sun, Rastrick [1902]. He played cricket for Yorkshire.

He married Eliza. After his death, Eliza took over at the pub

Kaye, Irvine
[1892-1918] Son of William Kaye.

Born in Salterhebble.

He was a mill hand / employed by Webster's in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1916], and served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [19th July 1918] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [8 & 9], and on Elland War Memorial

Kaye, James
[17??-18??] Recorded in 1822-1825, when he was at Gauxholme Cotton Mill

Kaye, James Edward
[1894-1917] Son of Jonas Kaye.

Born in Halifax.

He was a reacher in a woollen mill.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [9th June 1917].

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XV H 5]

Kaye, James Uriah
[1875-1972] Son of Uriah Kaye.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1891] / a woollen manufacturer [1910, 1914].

See Benjamin Kaye

Kaye, Joe
[1844-1912] Son of Robert Kaye.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1881] / a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1901, 1912]

In 1868, he married (1) Susannah Bottomley Wise [1846-1894] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1870] who was a woollen spinner [1912]
  2. Horace [b 1875] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a cotton doubling manager [1912]
  3. Lucy [b 1878]
  4. Amy [b 1880] who was a dress maker [1901]
  5. Florence [b 1882]
  6. Robert [1885-1959]
  7. Sarah Ann [b 1887]

Susannah died in 1894.

On 11th February 1897, he married Elizabeth Ellen Briggs at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ellen was the daughter of John Briggs
 

Children:

  1. John [1898-1970]
  2. Joe [b 1899]
  3. Annie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Elland [1881]
  • Ainley Cottage [1901, 1912]

Joe died 13th August 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,571 10/7d.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth Ellen, sons Henry & Horace, and Henry Hooson (retired woollen spinner).

See Joe Kaye (Ripponden) Limited

Kaye's: Joe Kaye (Ripponden) Limited
Aka Joe Kaye & Company.

(Possibly) established by Joe Kaye or his son.

Cotton doublers at Victoria Mills, Ripponden [1905].

In 1915, the firm went into liquidation and sold the mill to Meadowcroft Hampson & Company Limited

Kaye, John
[16??-16??] Or Kay. Pastor of Rastrick [1652-1655] and Vicar of Rastrick [1662]. In 1662, he was ejected

Kaye, Sir John Lister

Kaye, John William
[1888-1915] Illegitimate son of Hannah Edmondson William Henry Kaye.

Like his 9 illegitimate siblings, he was registered with the surname Kaye-Edmondson, although they all dropped the Edmondson part

Born in Heptonstall.

On 14th August 1909, he married Elizabeth Smith in the Todmorden Register Office.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 14th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of wounds [10th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Kaye, Jonas
[1865-1916] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a stone mason.

On 30th May 1887, he married Eliza Broomhead [1864-1932] in Kirkheaton.


Eliza was born in Holmfirth
 

Children:

  1. Clara [1888-1963]
  2. James Edward

Kaye, Mr
[18??-1???] Quarry owner and stone merchant and partner in Hartley, Kaye & Company and Bentley & Kaye

Kaye, Peter
[18??-1863] Fireman at the dye works of Thomas Crossley & Sons at Halifax,

He was killed when a boiler exploded on 10th August 1863. John Murgatroyd, who was an engine tenter at the works, was charged with manslaughter

Kaye, Robert
[1808-1861] Of Elland.

He was a woollen manufacturer.

On 5th November 1828, he married Sarah Gill [1809-1869] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah came from Elland
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Benjamin
  3. Simeon
  4. Uriah
  5. Grace [b 1842] who married John Halstead
  6. Joe

Kaye, Robert Henry
[1865-1940] Son of Simeon Kaye.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1881] / a cloth finisher [1914]

He owned a mill in Elland.

He married Amy [b 1864].

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1891] who married Harold Whiteley

Kaye's: Robert Kaye & Sons
Woollen manufacturer at Albion Mill, Elland [1905]

Kaye's: Sarah Kaye & Company
Woollen manufacturer at Kiln End Mills, Elland [1845]

Kaye, Simeon
[1836-1914] Son of Robert Kaye.

Born in Stainland.

He was a tailor employing 1 man & 1 boy [1881] / a woollen manufacturer [1879, 1901]

On 2nd November 1864, he married Eliza Swindle at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza from Elland, was the daughter of William Swindle
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1864] who was a woollen piecer [1881], a woollen manufacturer [1914]
  2. Robert Henry
  3. Richard Cobden [1866-1949] who was a woollen piecer [1881], a wool carder [1914]
  4. Clara Blanche [1868-1953]
  5. Lewis Edgar [1870-1953]
  6. Frank Edward [1874-1956] who was a cloth finisher [1910, 1914]
  7. Amy Laura [1878-1962]

The family lived at 57 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1901].

Living with them in 1901, was Eliza's sister Martha Swindle (housekeeper).

Simeon died 15th January 1914.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,524 17/4d.

Probate was granted to sons William, Robert Henry, Richard Cobden and Frank Edward

Kaye, Thomas
[1867-19??] Son of Joseph Kaye, woollen carder.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a milk dealer of 60 Albert View [1900] / a milk dealer [1901, 1911].

In 1900, he married Elizabeth at Christ Church, Pellon.


Elizabeth was the widow of
Walter Mitchell, and mother of 6 children
 

The family lived at

  • 3 Long Lover, Pellon, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Wyvern Place, Pellon, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Frank Law [b 1901]

Kaye, Uriah
[1838-1910] Son of Robert Kaye.

Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland [1879] / a woollen manufacturer employing 16 males & 28 females [1881] / a woollen manufacturer at South Lane Mills, Elland [1905].

On 22nd October 1868, he married Emma Smith [1837-1924] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Alice [1869-1947]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1871] who was a dress maker [1891]
  3. Thomas Arthur [1873-1887]
  4. James Uriah
  5. Ann [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • Langdale Street, Elland [1881]
  • 39 Back Langdale Street, Elland [1891]
  • 42 Langdale Street, Elland [1910]

Uriah died 6th March 1910.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,861 3/4d [Resworn £9,461 3/4d].

Probate was granted to his widow Emma, son James Uriah Kaye, brother Benjamin Kaye, and John Shaw

Kaye's: W. H. Kaye & Company
Stone merchants.

In 1905, they had an office at North Bridge Station

Kaye, Wilfred
[1885-1918]

He married Ann Elizabeth.

They lived at 55 Closes Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport.

He died 22nd October 1918 (aged 33).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [S II AA 19].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Kaye, William
[1831-1879] Son of Robert Kaye.

Born in Stainland.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 9 men, 10 boys & 11 females [1871].

On 15th August 1853, he married Sabina Wilkinson [1832-1890] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sabina was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1854] who was a woollen weaver [1871]
  2. Robert Wilkinson [1856-1903] who was a woollen piecer [1871], a woollen manufacturer [1879]
  3. Nancy Rebecca [1858-1878] who was a woollen piecer [1871]
  4. Louisa [1861-1919] who was a woollen piecer [1871]
  5. Naomi [b 1864]
  6. Albert [1867-1943]
  7. Charles William [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • West Vale [1861]
  • James Street, Elland [1871, 1879]

William died in 1879.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £4,000.

Probate was granted to his son Robert Wilkinson Kaye, his brothers Simeon and Uriah Kaye, and John Farrar

Kaye, William
[1836-1???] Born in Osmotherly.

He was a chemist and druggist [1881].

The family lived at Top of Coldwells Hill, Stainland [1881].

Living with him [in 1881] was his sister Elizabeth [aged 55]

Kaye, William
[1862-1924] Born in Elland.

He was a warehouseman [1888].

On 20th October 1888, he married Goodworth Elizabeth Lowe [1867-1914] at Elland Parish Church.


Goodworth Elizabeth was born in Newport Pagnell
 

Children:

  1. George Kaye
  2. Irvine
  3. Harold [1893-1980] who served with the Duke of Wellington's & was wounded [1917]
  4. William [1896-1941] who served with the Duke of Wellington's [World War I]
  5. Fred [1899-1964]
  6. Alice [1900-1951] who married [1925] Joe Appleyard [1903-1971]
  7. Emma [1903-1984] who married [1931] Thomas Bowen Davies [1910-1975]

The children were born in Salterhebble.

The family lived at 32 Saddleworth Road, Elland [1911].

Goodworth Elizabeth died in 1914.

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Kaye, William Henry
[1861-1913] He had several illegitimate children by Hannah Edmondson [1866-1952].


Hannah was described as the housekeeper/servant [1891, 1901]
 

The couple never married.

Children:

  1. John William Kaye
  2. Richard Eli [b 1889]
  3. Florance Annie [b 1891]
  4. Emma [b 1893]
  5. Ellen [b 1895]
  6. Maggie [b 1897]
  7. William Henry [b 1899]
  8. Admiral [b 1902]
  9. Agnes [b 1905]
  10. Harold [b 1907]

All the children were registered with their surnames Kaye-Edmondson but all of them dropped the Edmondson part

Kaye, William Holroyd
[1876-1957] On 15th June 1909, he married Emma, widow of Willie Hepworth Fawthrop.

Children:

  1. Edward Clifford [1910-1978]

Kealey, Rev Patrick J.
[18??-19??] Or Kealy. Roman Catholic priest at St Patrick's Catholic Church, West Vale [1907] and Sacred Heart & St Patrick's Church, Sowerby Bridge [1933]

Kean, Edmund
[1787-1833] Great English tragic actor. He and his son Charles appeared several times at the Halifax Theatre

Kear, Frank
[1895-1916] Son of Hannah & William Kear of 11 Larkhill Terrace, Brighouse.

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

He died 15th October 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [VIII A 5A]

Kearney, Patrick
[1849-1897] He was a boot maker living at 18 Brook Street, Halifax.

He died 22nd September 1897 (aged 48).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 165 D]

Kearney, Thomas
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Kearnsey House, Halifax
85 Savile Park Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Kearton, Rev J.
[1???-18??] He served at Thorne before becoming Methodist New Connexion minister at Halifax [1826]

Keast, M. H.
[1924-1947] Son of Emily Frances & Ernest Thomas Keast of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment.

He died 7th March 1947 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery [28 J 10]

Keathy, Fred
[18??-191?]

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

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Keating, Francis Richard (Frank)
[1875-1940] Born in Halifax.

He lived at 40 Taylor Street, Halifax [1940].

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

He died on the following day [23rd November 1940]

Keating, William
[1819-1900] He was a shoe maker living at 1 Abbey Street, Halifax.

He (possibly) married Elizabeth Ann.

He died 10th October 1900 (aged 81).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [C 28 C]

Keb Fair, Todmorden

Kebcote Fair, Todmorden
Recorded on 22nd May 1901 with Kebcote Second Fair on 12th June 1901

Until the 1920s, two May cattle fairs were held at Kebcote, Todmorden. The fairs were discontinued after 1922 when other local auctions became more popular

Kebcote, Todmorden
Aka Kirby Cot, Kebcoates. Area of Stansfield and the name of a public house – the Kebcote.

The Kebcote Fair was held here into the 20th century

Kebroyd
District of Calderdale between Triangle and Ripponden.

The spelling Keprode is recorded

The name uses the elements Keb and Royd

Kebroyd Bridge, Triangle
Crosses the Ryburn.

In his will, Samuel Hill directed his trustees to erect

a substantial stone bridge at the ford at Kebroyd

The bequest was

To erect and finish in good substantial and workmanlike manner at Kebroyd ford a stone bridge of two arches of 60 ft wide between the springers, and five yards in breadth within the battlement on the top part of the bridge, one arch whereof to be set or fixed over against Mayor Holme End for the better passage of the water in great floods

The bridge was never built

Kebroyd House, Ripponden
Ripponden Road.

Aka Kebroyd Hall.

Michael Foxcroft lived here in the late 16th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

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

In 1918, the Hall was sold to Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society.

The hall is now [2000] divided into flats.

See Hill Park Estate

Kebroyd Wood

Keddie, William Strathearn
[18??-1???] Photographer of 8 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

Recorded in August 1897, when he was mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings with liabilities of £150 against assets of £72

Keeble, PC
[18??-1???] Police Constable in Brighouse [1890].

He was a witness in the trial of John Walker

Keegan, Patrick
[18??-1???] He was a mason's labourer [1876].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Peter

The family lived at Range Lane, Halifax [1876]

Keegan, Peter
[1867-1876] A 9-year-old who worked as a doffer at Crossley's Carpets and who was beaten by his overlooker, Harry Crowther, and subsequently died from his injuries

Keegan, Peter
[1867-1876] Son of Patrick Keegan.

He worked at Crossley's Carpets in Halifax.

On 10th March 1876, he

suffered his ends to be down

during the day, and was severely thrashed – hit 3 times on the head with a strap – by overlooker Henry Crowther. Peter complained of pain in head, which gradually grew worse. He died the following day

Keegan, Stephen
[1867-1876] Son of mason's labourer Patrick Keegan of Range Lane, Halifax.

The 9-year-old boy worked as a doffer at John Crossley & Sons Limited.

On Friday, 10th March 1876, he

suffered his ends to be down

and the overlooker at Crossley's, Harry Crowther, struck him 3 times on the head with a strap. The boy soon after complained of pain in the head which grew worse. He subsequently became severely ill, and died on 15th March 1876.

At the Coroner's Inquest, held at the Coach & Horses, Halifax, Dr Thomas Michael Dolan who conducted the post mortem reported that the boy had been suffering from effusion of blood on the brain for the past 6 months, and a slight blow was sufficient to accelerate death. Several witnesses said that the had seen Crowther hit the boy on the head with a strap, though it did not seem to hurt him much.

The Jury gave a verdict of Manslaughter and Crowther charged with causing the boy's death and committed to the Leeds Assizes.

Crowther was acquitted on the grounds that there were no external signs of injuries

Keel House, Brighouse
10 Parsonage Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Mrs Lucy Crowther [1911]

Keelam, Old Town
A farmstead at Wadsworth

Keelham Farm, Cragg Vale
Heseltine Lane. 18th century house and barn inscribed A M S and I I.

This was the home of coiner John Wilcock.

In some sources, this is spelled Kelliam and Kellham.

The farm is next to Bell House

Keeling, Rev Charles Paul
[18??-19??] MA.

He was educated at St John's College Cambridge. He was Rector of St James's, Collyhurst, Manchester before becoming Vicar of Todmorden [1910-1916].

He left to become Rector at Heaton Norris, Southport

Keen, Ernest George
[1894-1918] Son of Mrs Louisa Keen of Woodhouse Farm, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He died 8th September 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [9]

Keenan, Terence
[1911-1941] Son of Elizabeth & Henry Keenan.

He was a member of St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Transport.

In [Q3] 1941, he married Mary Liddle in Calder District.

They lived at

  • Queens Road, Halifax
  • Bethel Terrace, Norland

During World War II, he served as a Fusilier with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in North Africa [15th April 1941] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery [13 F 14].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Keening, William Herry
[18??-1???] Or Keeping.

He was licensee of the Old Crispin, Halifax [1894].

In February 1895, when the licence was transferred to B. Cromack, Keening was described as

That well known Halifax football player

Keepings, William Henry
[1872-1921] Landlord of the Angel, Halifax [1905].

He died in Dewsbury [Q4 1921] (aged 49) 

Keighley, Alfred
[18??-1???] An iron-moulder at Halifax.

On 1st December 1874, he brutally assaulted his wife with a pair of fire tongs, and then attempted to cut his own throat with a razor

Keighley & Rawson
Card makers at Halifax.

Partners included J. Keighley and J. Rawson.

The partnership was dissolved in 1819

Keighley, J.
[17??-18??] Partner in Keighley & Rawson.

See J. & J. & J. & W. Keighley

Keighley's: J. & J. & J. & W. Keighley
Curriers at Halifax.

The partnership was dissolved in 1819


Question: Was J. Keighley one of the partners?

 

Keighley, J. W.
[18??-18??] Partner in Hanson Brothers & Keighley.

He lived at Oxford Terrace [1866]

Keighley, James
[1893-1918] Son of Sophia & Wallace Keighley of Little Horton, Bradford.

He married Mary.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Mary married Mr Clifford.

They lived at 783 Rochdale Road, Walsden

He died 20th June 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Niederzwehren Cemetery [VIII B 16].

Keighley, John
[1851-1898] He was a joiner.

In [Q4] 1879, he married Rhoda Ann Bloomer [1854-1897] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eliza [1893-1897]
  2. Herbert [1894] who died aged 6 months
  3. Wilfred [1896-1897] who died aged 7 months

The family lived at 4 Coal Street, Caddy Field.

Rhoda Ann died 28th May 1897 (aged 43).

John (possibly) died 25th August 1898 (aged 47).

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Keighley, Joshua
[1???-18??] Local Methodist Minister of the early 19th century

Keighley, Joshua
[1794-18??] A stuff presser at Halifax [1851]

He married Emma [1819-1???].

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1845]
  2. James [b 1848]
  3. Anna [b 1851]

In 1851, Joshua and family were lodgers with Moses Aaron at 7 Gardeners Square, Halifax

Keighley Road Co-operative Society
The Keighley Road branch of the Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society opened in 1898

Keighley Road Post Office, Ovenden
See Ovenden Post Office

Keily, Rev Thomas Francis
[1807-1836] Around 1830, he conducted Catholic services at the Old Assembly Rooms, Halifax

Keir, Edward Smith
[1812-185?] 19th century bookseller at Clifton, Brighouse. He was in business from before 1837 until after 1855. In 1840, he is listed under
Library (Sub and Public) 

and

Printer

Keirns, Edward
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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


Question: This man's name comes from the Imperial War Museum list of names on the Memorial at St Bernard's Catholic Church.

Does anyone know if the name is correct? Can you add any of his details?

 

Keith, John
[1917-1944] Son of Georgina & John Keith.

He married Catherine.


Catherine came from Edinburgh
 

They lived in Edinburgh.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion The London Scottish Gordon Highlanders.

He died as a POW in Germany [17th June 1944] (aged 27).

He was buried at the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery [10 G 14].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Police Station

Keith, William
[1???-1878] Of Square Road, Halifax.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1854-1865] / a member of Halifax Board of Guardians [1869].

He died 31st December 1878

Kelb, Rev John
[18??-19??] Curate at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Kelcher, John
[1847-1911] He was a traveller.

He married Martha Mary [1849-1897].

Children:

  1. Michael Alexander [1872-1897] who was an ostler

The family lived at

  • Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1897]
  • 9 Villers Street, Halifax [1911]

Martha Mary died 4th November 1897 (aged 48).

Son Michael Alexander died 6th November 1897 (aged 25).

He died. (aged 64).

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Keleher, John
[18??-19??] A commercial traveller. In 1895, he, Tom Oldfield and Eli Green, invented a

He lived at 29 West Hill Place, Halifax [1895] at which address their invention was registered

Kell Brook, Wainstalls
It rises at Cold Edge, flows down through Wainstalls and then joins Luddenden Brook in Wade Wood to join the Calder at Luddendenfoot. It powered most of the woollen mills at Wainstalls.

See Cold Edge Dam Company

Kellett, Amos
[17??-18??] Lived with Judy North for a time. He sold Judy Woods to Mr Smith

Kellett, Henry
[18??-18??] In the 1840s/1850s, he ran a private school in Halifax

Kellett, James Harry
[1908-1942] Son of Assadeila & Walter Vivian Kellett.

In [Q3] 1934, he married Dora Quinton Hall in North Bierley.

They lived at Triangle.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with 141 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 17th December 1942 (aged 34).

He was buried at Littlehampton Cemetery [D 4342].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Kellett, Mr
[18??-1???] Partner in Birkby & Kellett

Kellett, Samuel
[18??-1853] A worker for John Briggs & Son at Bailiffe Bridge Corn Mill. He was married with 1 child.

On Friday, 18th March 1853, he was working at the mill and had gone missing for a considerable time. His body was found after a search was made. It appears that he fell whilst raising one of the mill wheels and his body was dragged through a space around 3 inches in diameter

Kellett, William
[17??-1???] Of East Bierley. He was Master of Heywood's School [1786]

Kelley, Alan
[1924-1942] Son of Doris & George William Kelley [1895-1962] of 82 Pye Nest Gardens, Halifax.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade of Broad Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax / educated at Akroyd Place School / employed by Crossley's.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines.

He died of illness in a Scottish hospital [17th November 1942] (aged 18).

He is remembered at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kelly, Christopher
[1???-19??]

He married Doris [1???-19??].

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at 39 All Soul's Road, Haley Hill

Kelly, George Harry
[1886-1916] Son of Harry Kelly.

He was a carpet weaver creeler [1901] / a weaving overlooker [1907].

In 1907, he married Mary Elizabeth Graydon [1887-19??] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Mary Elizabeth, of 24 Stoney Royd Terrace, Siddal, was the daughter of Benjamin Graydon, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. Leslie [b 1915]

The family lived at 14 Temperance Street, Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he 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 at Crucific Corner, Somme [17th September 1916] (aged 30).

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

Kelly, Harry
[1866-19??] Son of Luke Kelly, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaver of Cross Fields [1886] / a Brussels carpet weaver [1891, 1901] / a carpet weaver [1911]

In 1886, he married Mary Elizabeth Firth [1865-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth, of Cross Fields, was born in Halifax, the daughter of George Firth, bill-poster
 

Children:

  1. George Harry
  2. Edith Ann [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a coating weaver [1911]
  3. Alice [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 4 Back Dean Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Dean Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 56 Commercial Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 9 Browning Avenue, Siddal [1916]

Living with them in 1901 was widowed mother-in-law Ann Swallow [b 1836]

Kelly, Rev James
[18??-18??] Minister at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax [1865]

Kelly, James
[1895-1916] Son of John Kelly.

He was a driver for licensed broker [1911] / employed by Benjamin Benn & Sons.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [2nd September 1916].

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

His brother John William also died in the War

Kelly, John
[1857-19??] Born in Portadown, Ireland.

He was a labourer gas house [1901] / a labourer for building contractor [1911].

Around 1887, he married Harriet Kelly [1867-19??].


Harriet was born in Wicklewood, Norfolk
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Mary Ann [b 1891] who was a mill hand [1911]
  3. James

The family lived at

  • 7 Swan Bank Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Swaine's Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax [1916]

He served for 9 years as a Lance Corporal with the Grenadier Guards.

During World War I, he served Royal Defence Corps [1916].

Sons John William & James died in World War I

Kelly, John
[1875-19??] Son of Mr Kelly.

Born in Bray, County Dublin.

He was a worsted factory labourer [1901] / a wool comber finisher [1911].

He lived at

  • 15 Shroggs Road, Halifax [with his widowed mother Margaret as head of the household 1901]
  • 15 Crossleys Buildings, Shroggs Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with him in 1911 were his sisters Annie [b 1858], Mary [b 1868] (cotton winder), and Eliza Pickles [b 1846] (widow), and nephews Vincent, Thomas Goodrick [b 1908], and Alfred Goodrick [b 1910]

Kelly, John Patrick
[1892-1917] Son of Ann & Joseph Kelly of 2 Delph Hill Lane, Midgley.

He was a member of Luddenden Mechanics Institute / a member of Luddenden Working Men's Club / employed by R. T. Riley & Company at Peel House Mills.

During World War I, he enlisted [14th August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [April 1915].

He was killed in action [9th October 1917] (aged 25), as he was moving forward with a machine gun team supporting attacking infantry at the Battle of Passchendaele.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A], on Luddenden Working Men's Club Roll of Honour, and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Kelly, John William
[1888-1916] Son of John Kelly.

Born in Halifax.

He was an errand boy milliner's shop [1901] / a labourer for brickmaker [1911] / a boxer / interested in all military sports.

In June 1906, he joined the 1st V. B. West Riding Regiment.

In April 1908, he was transferred to the Territorials as Sergeant until December 1911.

In January 1912, he joined to Regulars and was a Gunner with the 104th Battalion Royal Field Artillery.

In September 1912, he went out to Africa.

At the outbreak of World War I, his regiment came back to England and, in September 1914, he left for the Front.

He died 23rd June 1916 (aged 28).

He was severely wounded by a German shell at Mametz Wood, Somme, and died immediately.

He was buried at the Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt [IV E 13].

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

His younger brother James was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, and broke the news to the family.

James also died in the War [2nd September 1916]

Kelly, Mr
[18??-1???] From Dublin.

He married Margaret [1833-1909].


Margaret was born in Dublin
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Annie [b 1859] who was a cotton winder [1901] – see Ms Kelly
  3. Mary [b 1858] who was a cotton winder [1901] – see Ms Kelly
  4. Elizabeth [b 1849] who married Mr Pickles

The children were born in Ireland.

The family lived at 15 Shroggs Road, Halifax [1901]. Margaret was widowed by 1901.

Living with them in 1901 was grandson Vincent Kelly

Kelly, Ms
[18??-19??] It is unclear whether she was

  • Mary Kelly [b 1858] (born in Bray, County Dublin), or
  • Annie Kelly [b 1859] (born in County Wicklow) 

One of the ladies was possibly mother of Vincent Kelly.

In 1901, both ladies were living at 15 Shroggs Road, Halifax with their widowed mother Margaret.

In 1911, both ladies were living 15 Crossleys Buildings, Shroggs Road, Halifax with their brother John

Kelly, Patrick
[1848-1877] From Stockport.

He died [4th March 1877] after being struck on the head as he was hoisting a stone at Camm Brothers' Slead Syke Quarry, Brighouse [19th February 1877.] This was his first day working at the quarry

He and other men were moving a stone weighing about 2 tons when the chain slipped and the stone fell on him fracturing his skull. He died in Huddersfeld Infirmary [4th March 1877]

Kelly, Thomas
[1856-1911] Born in Halifax.

He was a painter [1893].

In 1893, he married Elizabeth Ann Sykes [1857-1951] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Tom Wilson
  2. James Albert who lived at 23 Back Cross Hills, Halifax [1915]

The family lived at 6 Canning Street, Lee Mount [1911]

Kelly, Tom Wilson
[1895-1917] Son of Thomas Kelly.

He was an engineering apprentice [1911] / employed by the Halifax Rope Company.

He lived at 23 Cannon Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in Salonika [25th December 1917].

He was buried at the Struma Military Cemetery [VI D 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kelly, Vincent
[1895-1915] Son of Ms Kelly.

Born in Halifax.

He was associated with St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / a brass cutter [1911] / employed by Messrs Bairstow.

In 1901, he was living with his grandmother Margaret and his aunts and uncle.

In 1911, he was living with his uncle John Kelly and his aunts.

During World War I, he enlisted in 1914 and served as a Private, first with the 2nd/4th Battalion before being transferred to the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action whilst digging a trench in the Dardanelles [31st October 1915].

He was buried at the Hill 10 Cemetery [I G 5].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kelly, William
[17??-18??] Of Glasgow.

In 1820, he married Maria Browne, putting an end to Anne Lister's interest in the girl

Kelly, William
[18??-1916] Son of Patrick & Jane Kelly of 20 Ann Street, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 92nd Brigade Machine Gun Corps.

He served as Webster.

He died 27th May 1916.

He was buried at the Bertrancourt Military Cemetery [1 A 2]

Kelly, William
[1925-1945] Son of Christopher Kelly.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount & Halifax Tech / employed by William Tordoff, butcher on Market Street, Halifax / a member of the ATC.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with 622 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in action over Danzig [7th January 1945] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial [271], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Kelsey, John
[18??-1915] Born in Manchester.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds at Gallipoli [10th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial [58-71 / 218-219] and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

The Kelsey Kids
Popular name for Harry and Lizzie Humphreys who made a $10,000 bet with the New York Polo Magazine to walk round the world.

On 8th September 1910, Harry and Lizzie married in Manhattan, New York.

Newspaper accounts give conflicting accounts of their round-the-world walk:

  • 22nd July 1911: they left New York and travelled through Canada
  • 22nd December 1911: they came to Halifax
  • 10th October 1910: they are in Richmond as part of their round the world walk
  • 11th November 1910: they are on their honeymoon & setting off on a long distance walk
  • July 1911: the walk started
  • 1911: they are reported in various locations in Canada and America
  • September 1912: they took a wager with Oscar Hammerstein to complete a round-the-world motorcycle trip
  • 1912: Harry abandoned the walk in Europe.

    It is suggested that he was not up to the regime set by his wife

  • There are no reports of the couple being together after 1912
  • September 1913: Lizzie was arrested in Berlin after throwing a bouquet at the Kaiser.

    This was probably a publicity stunt, for at the time, she was wearing a cowboy costume – including a revolver – and wearing a placard stating 40,000 days

  • At the outbreak of World War I, Lizzie was in Paris when she gave up the walk
  • December 1914: she was reported in Canada to have returned several weeks ago, with the outcome of her walk being in doubt because of the war

Kelsey, William
[1816-1883] Born in Beltoft, Lincolnshire.

He was a farm worker.

On 3rd April 1848, he married Ann [1814-1883] in Huddersfield.


Ann née Smith was born in Willerton, Lincolnshire.

She was the widow of Mr Thomas.

She had a daughter by her first husband: Sarah Jane Thomas [1840-1926] who was a carpet weaver [1881] and married Robert Barrett [1844-1913]

 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1850-1904] who married Alfred Yates
  2. Peter [1851-1877]

The family lived at Asps Farm, Pellon [1877, 1881].

Ann died 14th March 1883 (aged 69).

William died 30th November 1883 (aged 67).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £69 17/2d.

The will was proved by Thomas Firth of Pellon Lane (grocer)  and John Sutcliffe of Mount Pleasant, Halifax (book keeper).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Kelso, Rev Hugh
[18??-1878] He retired from business in Ireland and became a village preacher during the Irish Revival. He served in County Tyrone and at Market Weighton before becoming Minister at Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn [1873]. He left after a short time owing to failing health and returned to Ireland

Kemp, L. J.
[19??-19??] Dairy farmer at Balkram Edge Farm, Mount Tabor

Kemp, W. L.
[1???-19??] MPS.

Chemist at 51 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1936]

Kempson, Rev Gough Willis
[17??-17??] MA.

Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1783-1788]. He resigned in 1788

Kendall, Charles Scott
[1862-1930] Son of Jeremiah Kendall.

He was a railway servant [1891] / a waggon driver [1901] / a farmer [1911, 1913].

He married (1) Elizabeth [1861-1898] born in Somerset.

Children:

  1. Willie Scott [b 1884] who was a boiler maker's labourer [1901]
  2. Charles Scott [b 1886] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  3. Horace Scott [b 1888]
  4. John Scott
  5. James Henry Scott / Jimmy
  6. Lewis [b 1895] who was a creeler in a carpet mill [1911]

In 1899, he married Elizabeth Tordoff [1874-1955] born in Halifax.


Elizabeth was a tapestry weaver [1911]
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 10 Womersley Court, Southowram [1891]
  • 3 Bath Parade, Halifax [1901]
  • Little Walterclough Farm, Southowram [1911, 1913]

Kendall, Fred
[1896-1915] Son of Thomas Kendall.

During World War I, he served as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class with the Royal Flying Corps.

he died 31st December 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Kendall, Frederick William
[1898-1918] Son of Emma & Nobel Kendall of 6 Great Street, Queensbury.

Born in Queensbury.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [4]

Kendall, George
[1896-1917] Son of Annie & Alfred Kendall of 162 Gravelly Hill, Birmingham.

His grandparents lived at 88 Gibraltar Road, Halifax.

Born in Bingley.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1912].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 27th June 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XIV C 7].

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

Kendall, George
[1914-1941] Son of Herbert Kendall.

He was educated at Lee Mount School / a member of Shroggs Park Bowling Club / employed by Stott's Printers.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed in action in the Middle East [16th June 1941] (aged 27).

He was buried at the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery [2 G 5-9].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kendall, George William
[18??-1917] Of Bradford.

He lived in Brighouse.

He had a sweetheart, Phyllis of 12 Northcastle Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [3rd June 1917].

He was buried at the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery [I N 48].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Norwood Green Congregational Institute, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Kendall, Grace
[1???-1826] Of Stansfield.

On 23rd March 1826, Grace Greenwood was charged with the willful murder, by poisoning, of Grace.

Kendall, a single woman, was pregnant and asked Greenwood to obtain a liquid containing wood sage to cause her to miscarry.

On 6th December 1826, Kendall took the liquid, and a neighbour, Betty Howard, found her very ill in bed. Kendall died on the 10th December 1826.

Kendall, Herbert
[18??-19??]

In [Q2] 1908, he married Violet Corney [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George

The family lived at 13 Melrose Street, Lee Mount, Halifax

Kendall, Hugh Percy
[1874-1937] Son of Robert Kendall.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a mechanical engineer / a steam engine fitter [1891] / one of the founder members of the Halifax Antiquarian Society / President of the Halifax Photographic Society / President of the Sowerby Bridge Prosecution Society [1900, 1906] / a subscriber to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire [1913].

Through his mother, his family had interests in Wood Brothers at the Valley Iron Works.

In 1900, he married Mary Ellen Farrow [1860-1950] in Halifax.

He retired to Whitby [1927].

He died in Whitby [1st May 1937] (aged 62).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £5,639.

He left his books, photographs, drawings & lantern slides to the Yorkshire Archæological Society

Kendall's Ices
Ice cream manufacturer and retailer at Hipperholme.

The business was founded by Jimmy Kendall who made ice cream in his cellar at Coley. He went round the district selling it on horse and cart before having the existing factory built at Hipperholme.

He eventually had about a dozen vans and an ice cream parlour at Hipperholme cross roads – now a restaurant – and kiosks at Shibden Park.

When Jimmy died, the business passed to his son John and his stepsons, Kenneth and Eric Walmsley. John sold his shares to Kenneth and Eric who ran the business until 1989. All the vans were sold and they concentrated on making ice cream to sell direct to independent van salesmen.

Billy Briggs – who had worked for 22 years on an ice cream round – took over the business, until he died in 2002. His son, Young Billy, then took over.

See Memories Kendall's Ices

Kendall, Jack
[1909-1944] Son of Lucy & Calvin Kendall.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a member of Queensbury Cricket Club / a member of Queensbury Allotments Association / a member of the Home Guard.

He married Frances Eileen.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

The family lived at 16 Kenyon Lane, Highroad Well.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [24th January 1944] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Minturno War Cemetery [V E 6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kendall, Jack
[1914-1943] Son of Clara & Frank Kendall.

He was educated at West Vale Board School / employed by James Casson Limited.

In [Q4] 1941, he married Mavis Mitchell in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Salterhebble, Halifax
  • 9 Bower's Yard, West Vale

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 237th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds in the Middle East [12th August 1943] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Tripoli War Cemetery [7 B 11]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Kendall, James Henry Scott
[1893-1967] Known as Jimmy Kendall.

Son of Charles Scott Kendall.

Born 5th April 1893.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [31st July 1893].

He was a warehouse man (woollen spinning) [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914] and served as a Private in the Labour Corps [1914-1918]. On his discharge, he became a coal miner, living at 1 Park View, Kingston, Barnsley.

In 1920, he founded Kendall's Ices at Hipperholme.

It is said that he won the ice cream business from Luigi de Luca in a game of cards.

On 26th September 1914, he married (1) Lilian Thompson [1892-1945] at St John's Church, Barnsley.

Children:

  1. John

Lilian died in Halifax General Hospital [17th October 1945]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £710 14/5d.

In July 1946, he married (2) Clara in Halifax.

Clara had 3 children from her previous marriages:

  1. Kenneth
  2. Eric
  3. Ann who married George Watson

He died 27th July 1967 in Halifax General Hospital.

When Jimmy died, the business passed to his son, John – aka Johnny Pedlar – and his stepsons, Kenneth and Eric.

Reader John Firth, his grandnephew, remembers Jimmy ...

sitting outside the factory in the sun, a little plump chap with bow legs and always wearing clogs

Kendall, Jeremiah
[1838-1???] He married Sarah Jane Scott [1840-1???].

Children:

  1. Charles Scott

Kendall, Joe Willie
[1877-1970] Son of Mark Kendall.

Born in Shipley [13th July 1877].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William Denis

He died in Lytham-St-Annes

Kendall, John
[19??-1???] Aka Johnny Pedlar. Adopted son of Jimmy Kendall.

When his father died, the ice cream business passed to John – aka Johnny Pedlar – and his stepbrother, Kenneth and Eric Walmsley. Later, John sold his shares to Kenneth and Eric.

He married Margaret.

They lived at Birdholme, Hipperholme

Kendall, John Barker
[1823-1894] Of Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was a teenager when he started to work for Richard Kershaw Lumb as a groom, and later becoming his butler.

He moved to Cheltenham with Lumb.

After Lumb's death, he continued to work for Mrs Lumb when she remarried and moved to Bath.

He died in Liverpool [4th June 1894]

Kendall, John Scott
[1891-19??] Son of Charles Scott Kendall.

He was a cotton spinner [1911] / a labourer [1913].

On 28th June 1913, he married Miranda Walsworth [1889-19??] at Cleckheaton.


Miranda was the daughter of Randolph Walsworth (miner)  and she was a twister at the time of their marriage
 

Kendall, Johnnie
[1870-1920] Proprietor of the Brighouse & Lightcliffe Steam Laundry.

He was killed in an explosion at the laundry on 1st March 1920

Kendall, Malinda
[1853-1???] Daughter of John Kendall, miner.

Born in [?] Brightlington, Yorkshire.

In 1873, she married Frederick Bell at Halifax Parish Church.

Frederick died [Q1] 1874.

Children:

  1. Fred [Q3/1874] who was born posthumously

In 1878, George Henry Bell [b 1876] was baptised at Christ Church, Staincliffe – parents Frederick Bell, miner of Chapel Fold, and Malinda – but Frederick had died in 1874, so could not be the father. A possible father is Joseph Waring who was lodging with Malinda in 1881.

In 1881, Malinda was a housekeeper living at 9A Mary Street, Skircoat, Halifax.

Living with her were

  • son Fred Bell [b 1875]
  • son George Henry Bell [b 1877]
  • lodger Joseph Waring
  • Mary Waring [b 1871]
  • John William Waring [b 1873]
  • Sarah Ann Waring [b 1877]
  • Albert Waring Bell [b 1881]

Malinda had other children (father not named, but probably Joseph Waring):

  1. Leonard Waring Bell [b 1882]
  2. Willie Bell [b 1885]
  3. Lily Bell [b Q1/1888]
  4. Violet Bell [b 1891]

In 1891, she was living at 10 Lombard Street, Halifax.

Living with her at that time were

  • Fred Bell [b 1875] who was a bottle works labourer [1881]
  • George Henry Bell [b 1876] who was a mill labourer [1891]
  • Albert Bell [b 1881] who was a part time woollen piecer [1891]
  • Leonard Waring Bell 8 " "
  • Willie Bell [b 1886]
  • Lily Bell [b 1888]
  • lodger Joseph Waring

Kendall, Mark
[1853-1914] Born in Thornton [20th November 1853].

He was General Manager of the Halifax Flour Society from 1888.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joe Willie

He died in Halifax [15th January 1914]

Kendall, Percy Fewster
[1881-1916] Son of Sarah & Mr Kendall.

Born in Malton.

He was a policeman.

In [Q2] 1906, he married Lily Farrar.

Children:

  1. child

He fought in the South African Wars.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 1st/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died in hospital in France [27th January 1916].

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [II B 36].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial [where he incorrectly listed as Private], at Malton, on the war memorial, and in a stained glass memorial window for those who fell in the Great War

Kendall, Right Rev Henry Thomas Austrey
[1905-1980] MA.

Curate at Brighouse [1928-1932]. He played for Brighouse Rangers. He was later Archdeacon and Bishop. His personal memoirs entitled

Not forever in green pastures

were published in North Queensland [1988]

Kendall, Robert Drake
[1826-1892] Born in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

He was a druggist & chemist.

On 23rd April 1872, he married Rachel Wood at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Rachel was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of
Richard Wood
 

Children:

  1. Hugh Percy

The family lived at 1 Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge [1892].

Living with them [in 1891] was mother Charlotte Kendall [b  Louth, Lincolnshire 1817].

Robert died 12th October 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,546 5/11d [Resworn £2,695 5/7d]. Probate was granted to William Wood

Kendall, Thomas
[18??-19??] In [Q2] 1906, he married Mary Antoinette Kershaw [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Fred

The family lived at 5 Pall Mall, Mytholmroyd

Kendall, Rev Thomas
[1816-1878] Born in Lincolnshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1841]

Kendall, W.
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Kendall, Welbury
[17??-18??] Spirit merchant in Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1782-1861].

Elizabeth survived Welbury and died at Skipton

Kendall, William Denis
[1903-1995] MP, MIMechE, MIAE, MIPE.

Son of Joe Willie Kendall.

Educated at Halifax Technical College.

Between 1929-1938, he was a director of Citroën, Paris.

In 1942, he was elected as Independent MP for Grantham and served until 1950.

In 1945, he published the Grantham Guardian.

In 1952, he married Margaret Hilda Irene Burden.

In 19??, he moved to America and died in Los Angeles

Kendall, William Thomas
[1857-19??] Born in Crossfield, Yorkshire.

He was a railway signalman [1911]

In 1878, he married Annie [1855-19??].


Annie was born in Biggin, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 29th September 1881] who married Walter Astin
  2. Florence [b 1894] who was a twister [1911]

The family lived at 63 Delph Hill, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were daughter Martha Ann Astin and family

Kendle, Rev W. J.
[18??-18??] Curate at Elland [1880]

Kendrew, John W.
[1892-1918] His family came from Woodside, Halifax.

His mother lived in Buttershaw, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private US Army.

He died in hospital of influenza [10th October 1918] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kenion, Roger
[1618-1703] Curate at Ripponden [1656-1663]. He was ejected from the living, but subsequently conformed

The Kennedy Collection
A collection of weapons, tools, ornaments and other items from the islands of the Pacific. It had a dubious history before being given to G. A. Kennedy in 1899.

In 1906, it was bought by a group comprising Mr Hoyle, Mr Ward, Mr Thompson, Mr Sutcliffe, Giulio Marchetti, and A. S. McCrea.


Question: Please email me if you can identify Messrs Hoyle, Ward, Thompson or Sutcliffe

 

On 1st December 1906, they gave the Collection to Bankfield Museum. It the time, it was valued at 400 guineas

Kennedy, David
[1892-1915]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at 1 Bank Street, Cross Fields, Halifax.

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 [5th April 1915] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Tuileries British Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kennedy, Dr
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1828, when he was the Medical Referee for Halifax for the Asylum Foreign & Domestic Assurance and Alternative Select Life Office, of London

Kennedy, Edward
[1???-19??] Of Prescott Place, Halifax.

He was arrested during demonstrations at the Leeds Assizes trial of the Todmorden Communists. He was sentenced to 4 months in prison with hard labour

Kennedy, Dr Edward
[18??-19??] Physician and Surgeon at Halifax.

He lived at 158 Gibbet Street [1905]

Kennedy, Rev Henry Alexander
[18??-19??] He was Inspector of Schools for Wakefield, and vicar at Leeds before becoming Sixth Vicar of Lightcliffe [October 1903]. He left in 1907 to serve at Horbury, Wakefield

Kennedy, James
[1898-1917] He lived at 6 Burton Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action at Cambrai [21st November 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Kennedy, Michael
[1882-1918] Son of Ellen & James Kennedy of 5 Halifax Lane Fold, Luddenden.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 31st March 1918 (aged 36).

He was buried at the Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension [II H 11].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Kennedy, Rev N.
[19??-19??] Priest at St Columcille's Roman Catholic Church, Pellon [1966] and Church of the Holy Nativity, Mixenden [1966]

Kennedy, Richard
[1???-1???] Of Sowerby Bridge. In 1899, he filed a patent for
improvements in the method of and means for supplying heated water to baths, scullery sinks, and the like

Kennedy, Timothy
[18??-1916]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [5th October 1916].

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

Kennett-Dawson, John
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1914, when he owned Copley Hall

Kennett-Dawson, Richard
[17??-18??] Last lord of the Manor of Copley.

In 1831, he built Copley Bridge.

In 1837, he built a mill in the village.

He subsequently sold the mill and land to Jonathan Akroyd.

In 1860, he offered further land on which St Stephen's Church was built

Kenny, Courtney Stanhope William
[1847-1930] Son of William Fenton Kenny.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, Hipperholme Grammar School and Downing College Cambridge.

He was a barrister. He wrote several books on the law. In 1888, he was appointed reader in English Law at Cambridge. In 1907, he was appointed Downing Professor of the Laws of England.

He was Liberal MP for Barnsley [1885, 1889]. He was elected a Steward of the manor of Northstead, which was a technical device for an MP to resign his seat

Kenny, Rev Lewis Stanhope
[1827-1881] MA.

Son of Dr Mason Stanhope Kenny.

He became rector of Kirby Knowle.

On 5th July 1860, he married Arabella Mary Walker.


Arabella Mary was the eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Walker of Wellesley House, Kent
 

He died in Thirsk

Kenny, Dr Mason Stanhope
[1786-1865] MD, JP.

Son of Susanna (née Stanhope Mason) [17??-1806] of County Down and Courtney Kenny [1736-1809] of Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland.

Born in Ireland.

The Kenny family are said to have left France with the Huguenots and settled in Ireland around 1600.

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

He was a physician to the Halifax General Dispensary [1820] / a senior physician to the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1845].

In August 1812, he married Sophia Fenton [1789-18??].


Sophia was the daughter of William Fenton of Spring Grove, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. William Fenton
  2. Lewis Stanhope
  3. Emily Ann [b 1830] who married Rev Godfrey Richard Ferris
  4. Alfred [b 1833]

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Kenny, Mr
[18??-18??] Halifax attorney. Partner in Rudd & Kenny, Rudd, Kenny & Norris, and Emmet, Emmet & Kenny

Kenny, Patrick
[1978-] Born in Halifax [17th May 1978].

Irish football player. He has been goalkeeper for Sheffield United

Kenny, W. F.
[18??-18??] Churchwarden at Halifax Parish Church [1850]

Kenny, William
[1893-1916] Or Kenney.

In [Q4] 1915, he married Margaret Silvester in Todmorden.

They lived at 24 Broad Street, Harley Bank, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

He died 27th April 1916 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez [XV L 25]

Kenny, William Fenton
[1815-1879] BA.

Son of Dr Mason Stanhope Kenny.

Born in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland.

He was educated at Trinity College Dublin / a solicitor [1861].

In August 1844, he married Agnes Ramsden, daughter of John Rhodes Ralph in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Courtney Stanhope
  2. Charles [b 1850]

The family lived at

  • 11 The Square, Halifax [with his father-in-law 1851]
  • Asmunderby with Bondgate, Ripon [1871]
  • 11 Park Street, Ripon [1881]

He died in Ripon. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £30,000 (resworn at under £40,000) 

Kent, Edward
[15??-1???] He owned Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme until 1583

Kent, George
[1883-1917]

He married Lilian.

They lived at 10 Cotton Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 6th December 1917 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery [VIII I 127]

Kent, Henry
[1???-15??] In 1530, he acquired Cinder Hills, Coley

Kent House, Halifax
Bull Close Lane.

Recorded in 1851, when William Smith lived here

Kent, Rev Sandy
[18??-1???] Pastor at Lineholme Baptist Church, Stansfield [1884-1888].

He was an able elocutionist

Kento, Arthur
Stage name of Arthur Edwin Woolston

Kenworthy, Abraham
[1788-1870] Of High Moss, Rishworth.

He married Sarah [1792-1860].

Children:

  1. William who died in infancy
  2. Susan who died in infancy

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 122] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Kenworthy's: Cornelius & Edward Kenworthy
Cotton spinners at Stainland, and at Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden [1808].

In December 1808, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Kenworthy, Edward
[18??-1???] Of Ripponden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1866-1917] who married Wright Sykes

Kenworthy, Joseph
[1863-1916] Off Stott Hall.

He married Hannah.

Joseph died 21st January 1916 (aged 53) 

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 208] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Kenworthy, Joseph Montague
[1886-1953] MP.

Born in Leamington Spa.

He was educated at the Royal Naval Academy, Winchester.

He served with the Royal Navy [1902-1920]. He had the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.

In 1934, he succeeded his father to become the 10th Baron Strabolgi.

He was a Liberal MP [1919-1926] and Labour MP [1926-1931]. He was opposition chief whip in the House of Lords [1938-1942].

On 4th December 1913, he married Doris Mary Whitley

Children:

  1. David Montague de Burgh [1914-2010]
  2. Jonathan Malcolm Athol [b 1916]
  3. Ferelith Rosemary Florence [b 1918]
  4. Basil Frederick de la Pole [b 1926] who married (1) [1948] Chloë Sandeman [19??-1963] of London and Suffolk and married (2) [1970] Fordlissa Viola Henley

In 1940, Doris divorced her husband on the ground of his adultery. He married Geraldine Mary Hamilton

Kenworthy, Joshua
[1719-1795] Of Erringden.

He married Mary [1717-1792].

Children:

  1. Ann [1757-1793]
  2. Joshua

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 123] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Kenworthy, Joshua
[1747-1821] Of Anna But Lee, Cragg Vale.

Son of Joshua Kenworthy

He died 11th February 1821.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head with his parents. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 123] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Kenworthy, Joshua
[1832-1895] Born in Rishworth.

Baptised at St Bartholomew's, Dean Head [23rd May 1832].

He was innkeeper of the New Inn, Swamp, Queensbury [1895].

On 22nd May 1866, he married Ellen Stott [1836-1916] at Elland Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Martha [1867-1895]
  2. Levi
  3. Thomas [1873-1942]

Joshua died 18th January 1895.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £77 10/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Ellen.

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head: Joshua [22nd January 1895]; Martha [25th May 1895]; Ellen [27th January 1916]. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 123] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Kenworthy, Levi
[1869-1912] Son of Joshua Kenworthy.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a brewer's drayman [1901] / publican at the Waggoners Inn, Ambler Thorn [1911].

On 27th November 1899, he married Rose Ann Rushworth [1873-1940] at Holy Trinity, Queensbury.


Rose Ann was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1900]

The family lived at 4 Ford Hill, Ambler Thorn [1901].

Levi died 6th March 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £69 10/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Rose Ann

Kenworthy, Mr
[1???-18??] Of Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

His children – Mary, John & Sarah – drowned near the Turnpike Inn one stormy night when their cart turned over while crossing the river on their way home, having declined an offer to stay overnight at the Turnpike.

The children are buried in a churchyard nearby, and an inscription records the tragedy.

It is said that local villagers raised money to put the surviving child of the family through Rishworth School.

Some years ago, a member of the Kenworthy family donated a chalice to the school chapel in thanks for the kindness of villagers and the school

Kenworthy, Richard
[1815-1880] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1814-1887].

Children:

  1. Joseph [1839-1850]

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

Kenworthy, T. K.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Kenworthy, Thomas
[18??-18??] Of Northowram and Queens Head. Around 1850, he wrote poems and other pieces for local newspapers

Kenworthy, William
[1769-1844] Shopkeeper in Mill Bank.

He married Ruth [1763-1819].

Children:

  1. Betty [1784-1858] who married Mr Berry

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 124] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

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

He was awarded the Military General Service Medal

Kenyon, Horace
[1893-1918] Son of John Kenyon.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tram driver with Halifax Corporation Tramways.

In 1915, he married Sarah Jane Haigh in Halifax.

They lived at 12 Greenwood Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [May 1917], then served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 22nd July 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery [I F 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

In [Q1] 1921, Sarah Jane married Clement J. Bates in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Allerton Place, Gibbet Street, Halifax

Kenyon, John
[1833-1924] Son of Joseph Kenyon.

Born in Halifax [18th January 1833].

He was a carpenter's apprentice [1851].

In 1855, John and his brother Thomas emigrated to New Plymouth, New Zealand.

In October 1856, their parents followed them to New Plymouth.

He married Ellen Ward [1840-1891].


Ellen, born in Bridport, Dorset, was the daughter of James Ward
 

Children:

  1. Joe Willah [1859-1864] who died of scarlet fever
  2. James George [1861-1952]
  3. John [1862-1916] who was killed in a mining accident in Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. Ellen dau [1864-1947]
  5. twins Ernest Henry [1866-1956]
  6. Arthur [1866-1866]
  7. Florence [b 1870]
  8. Jane [1871-1903]

They had 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

An Obituary in the Hawera & Normanby Star [29 January 1924] recorded that

One of the few survivors of the Battle of Waireka, Mr John Kenyon, died at New Plymouth yesterday. He celebrated his 91st birthday on January 18, and for the past seventy years has lived in the New Plymouth district.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1833, Mr Kenyon came to New Zealand in the Carnatic when he was twenty-one, and after waiting four days in Auckland for a coastal boat, came to New Plymouth. Of his journey out to this country, Mr Kenyon often told of a period when the ship was out of sight of land for ninety days.

Mr Kenyon was a joiner and builder by trade, and was associated with, the late Mr Wm. Sole, senr., in building many of the early houses in the settlement. A great quantity of the timber used he himself pit-sawed in the bush.

Later Mr Kenyon farmed an area of 179 acres on the Frankley Road.

About twenty-five years ago, Mr Kenyon left the farm, and had lived in retirement in New Plymouth up to the time of his death.

Mr Kenyon fought in the Maori war in the sixties, and was in the famous engagement at Waireka in March, 1800.

Mrs Kenyon and her family, in common with many women and children, went to Nelson while the war raged in Taranaki, Mr Kenyon also spending a short time there

Kenyon, John
[1871-1894]

Born in

He was

In 1892, he married Eliza Whiteley Cliffe [1869-1947] in Halifax.


 

Children:

  1. Horace

The family lived at

Kenyon, Joseph
[1794-1858] Born in Nottinghamshire [23rd August 1794].

He was (probably) a carrier [1841, 1851].

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1825] who was a labourer [1841] who married Elizabeth Town
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1828]

On 9th February 1831, he (probably) married (2) Hannah Willey or Willah [1794-18??], born in Northowram, daughter of mason John Willey.

Children:

  1. John

The family lived at

  • Top o' t' Moor, Norland [1841]
  • 27 South Street, Halifax [1851]

In 1855, sons John and Thomas emigrated to New Plymouth, New Zealand, aboard the Carnatic.

In October 1856, Joseph and Hannah – together with daughter Sarah Ann and daughter-in-law Elizabeth [née Town] – also emigrated to New Plymouth, aboard the Euphemus. Members of the family of George Bradwith Corney were also on the Euphemus. They arrived in February 1857.

Joseph was an acquaintance of Thomas Gledhill.

He died on 2nd August 1858 [aged 63]

Kenyon, Mr
[16??-16??] Minister of Ripponden [1657]

Kenyon, Thomas
[1854-1899] He was landlord of the Martin's Nest, Elland [1894].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Emma Whitehead [1855-1920] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. John [b 1878] who was a barman [1911]
  4. Benjamin [b 1880] who was a barman [1911]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1883]
  6. Mary Emma [b 1887]
  7. Alice [b 1895] who was a shop assistant (penny bazaar) [1911]

Thomas died in Halifax [Q2 1899] (aged 45).

After his death, Emma took over as beerhouse keeper at the Martin's Nest [1911, 1915].

She died in Halifax [Q4 1920] (aged 65) 

Kenyon, Willie
[19??-1901] He lived at 8 William Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Rifles.

He died of enteric fever at Beaufort West, South Africa [29th March 1901].

He was buried in the English Cemetery there.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Keppax, Dame Joan
[1487-1562] Or Jane Kepasst, Kepax, Keps, Kyppax, and Kyppes.

She was the last prioress of Kirklees Priory at the Dissolution in 1539. She retired to Mirfield where she died and was buried

Kerfoot, Harold
[1897-1918] Son of Ada A. & Charles Kerfoot of Barton-on-Irwell, Manchester.

He worked for Wright, Wood & Company in Pellon Lane, Halifax.

He lived at 94 Green Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [Easter 1918], and served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 3rd September 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [5 & 6], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

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

Kergon, John Edward
[1865-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff presser [1887].

In [Q4] 1887, he married Harriet Ann Tidswell in Halifax


Harriet Ann was the daughter of
Joseph William Tidswell
 

Children:

  1. Norman [1891-1932] who married [1916] Edith Alice Jones [1889-1974]
  2. Wilfred [b 1892] who married [1915] Louisa Bowker (the couple emigrated to Canada in 1930) 
  3. Evelyn [1895-1982] who married [1946] Gladwin Gelsthrope [1894-1977] from Pontefract
  4. Doris [1903-1959] who married [1927] Clifford Metcalfe [1901-1953] from Halifax

The children were born in Halifax

Kerr & Jubb
Manufacturer of leather, cotton, rubber and other beltings, and general mill furnishers established at Halifax around 1869 by Robert Kerr and Thomas Jubb.

They were later joined by William Sunderland Kerr, John Robert Kerr, and W. Kerr.

They had premises opposite Square Congregational Church, Halifax.

In 1874, they were at 10 Northgate, Halifax.

They had offices and warehouses in Liverpool, and manufacturing facilities in Birmingham and Manchester.

They won many national and international awards for their products which included

Hxl Cotton Belting
Patent Solid Woven Camel Hair Belting
Coupe's Celebrated Patent Rawhide Belting
Pure Oak-Tanned English Leather Belting
Oak-Tanned Link Chain Belting
Patent Orange Tan Leather Belting
Anglo-American Belting
Gutta Percha & Cotton Belting
Twine Web Belting
Patent Cotton Canvas & India Rubber Belting
Lambeth Cotton Ropes
Crossley,Hanson & Hicks' Patent Enamelled Red Stripe
New Patent Triplex Magnifying Water Gauge Glasses

Kerr Cottage, Pye Nest
Washer Lane.

A part of the estate of Sir Henry Edwards.

Now [2017] known as Colsterdale

Kerr, Evelyn Robert Collow
[1881-1960] Born in Leeds.

In [Q2] 1909, he married Margaret Louisa Booth [1887-1960] in Halifax

Children:

  1. Graham Collow

The family lived at 44 Manor Heath Road, Halifax.

The couple died in Halifax [1960]

Kerr, Graham Collow
[1918-1942] Son of Evelyn Robert Collow Kerr.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / a member of the Halifax Thespians / employed by the Halifax Building Society / commissioned in the Territorials.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He went to Malaya [1941].

He was killed in Singapore [10th February 1942] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Kranji War Cemetery [11 E 4].

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

Kerr, John Bell
[18??-18??] In 1846, he married Hannah, daughter of William Birch, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Robert Moffat
  2. John Milton
  3. William

Members of the family were buried in a family vault at Lister Lane Cemetery

Kerr, John Collow
[18??-19??] He lived at The Breck, Triangle.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Constance Catherine (Collow Kerr) who married [on 22nd February 1918] Captain Mark Avent RAMC from Oxfordshire & Southsea

Kerr, John Milton
[1856-1918] Son of John Bell Kerr.

Born in Halifax.

He was an attorney, a partner with his brother Robert Moffat Kerr, and a partner in Wavell, Kerr & Kerr

Kerr, John Robert
[1863-19??] Son of Robert Kerr.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Kerr & Jubb

Kerr, Robert
[1824-1904] Born in Moffat, Scotland.

He was a founding partner of Kerr & Jubb and a Councillor for Halifax South Ward

In 18??, he married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 18??] who married Thomas Jubb
  2. William Sunderland
  3. John Robert

The family lived at 23 Milton Place, Halifax [1874]

Kerr, Robert Moffat
[1851-1905] Son of John Bell Kerr.

Born in Halifax.

At the age of 12, he joined Wavell, Philbrick & Foster. He trained with them and then went to work as an articled clerk for Horace, brother of Henry John Philbrick, in London.

In 1878, he set up his own practice in Halifax.

He was later joined by his brother, John Milton Kerr.

In 1895, they joined forces with Edmund Minson Wavell to become Wavell, Kerr & Kerr.

He was a close friend of Alexander Scott.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Kerr, W.
[18??-19??] Partner in Kerr & Jubb

Kerr, William
[18??-1???] Son of John Bell Kerr.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Kerr, William Sunderland
[1860-1920] Son of Robert Kerr.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Kerr & Jubb

Kerridge, Walter
[18??-19??] Or Alfred.

Of Queen Street, Sowerby.

He was injured – badly sprained ankle, cuts about the head and hands – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Kerrod, Edward
[1863-1948 Elland] Born in Wolverhampton.

He was a butcher.

In 1893, he married Isabella Smith [1867-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Isabella was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Leonard
  2. Clement [1895-1943] who married [Barnsley 1920] May Hatfield [1896-1987]

In 1911, Leonard and Clement were butchers, apprenticed to their father.

The family lived at 4 Southgate, Elland [1901, 1911]

Kerrod, Frederick Cyril
[1899-1918] Son of Joseph Kerrod.

Born in Rastrick [4th March 1899].

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

He died of wounds [11th April 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXVI H 3A].

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

Kerrod, Joseph
[18??-19??]

He was a cloth tenter [1915].

In [Q3] 1895, he married Unknown in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph Edward

Kerrod, Joseph
[1869-1941] Born in Wolverhampton.

He was a woollen cloth fuller.

On 27th July 1895, he married Mary Ellen Haycox [1873-1915] in Halifax.


Mary Ellen was born in Wolverhampton
 

Children:

  1. John Edward [1896-1962]
  2. Frederick Cyril Kerrod
  3. Elsie Mabel [1901-1979] who never married
  4. Arthur Ronald [1903-1984]
  5. John Leslie [1910-1980]

The children were born in Rastrick.

The family lived at Lane Head, Rastrick [1901, 1911]

Kerrod, Joseph Edward
[1896-19??] Son of Joseph Kerrod.

He was a soldier of Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick [1915].

On 6th November 1915, he married Gladys Maud Murgatroyd in Halifax.


Gladys Maud, of 31 Elizabeth Street, Elland was the daughter of Squire Murgatroyd
 

Kerrod, Leonard
[1894-1918] Son of Edward Kerrod.

Born in Elland.

He was an apprentice butcher [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars.

He died 7th July 1918.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [C 611]

Kerrod, Tom
[18??-19??] Butcher who had a shop in Briggate, Brighouse – where the building which was built on the site of the Astoria and subsequently occupied by Hillard's, Tesco's, and currently Wilkinson's stands – and then at 63 Commercial Street.

His claim to fame was having supplied sirloin to Queen Victoria at Osborne in 1890

Kerry Machine Tool Group
London-based engineering company. The company had factories in Stratford, London, and in Nottingham, Barnsley and Halifax.

See Broadbent & Schofield, Broadbent Machine Tool Company and Oldfield & Schofield Limited Machine Tool Makers

Kersal House, Hebden Bridge
Owners and tenants have included

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

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

Kershaw
Area of Calderdale above Luddendenfoot. Kirkeschagh is mentioned in 1307.

The name is derived from Kirkeschawe or Kirkeschagh, which come from kirk [a church] and sceaga [a copse], and means church copse.

The surname Kershaw originated here.

See Kershaw House and Shaw

Kershaw & Ashworth
Printing company of Hebden Bridge – formed by Mr Kershaw and Will Ashworth.

They were at Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1927].

They published the Hebden Bridge Times & Gazette at the former Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

Partners included Greenhalgh Kershaw and Handley Ashworth

Kershaw & Kershaw
Merchants at Halifax. Partners included James Kershaw and William Kershaw.

In July 1804, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Kershaw and Smith
Drapers.

Recorded in March 1916, when they were at 4 Cheapside, Halifax.

Kershaw Brothers
Cutting machinery makers and saw mill engineers at Railway Iron Works, Mytholmroyd [1905].

Partners included John Kershaw and Robert Kershaw.

The partnership was dissolved on 14th October 1898. John Kershaw (trading as Kershaw Brothers) was declared bankrupt in June 1904.

A book published around 1900 mentioned Kershaw Brothers' High Speed Horizontal Saw as differing from other machines of its class by dint of not having a crankshaft

The cranks, connecting rods and all other parts are compactly embodied in proximity to the travelling table which apparently made for a very compact machine which certainly merits the attention of manufacturers whose floor-space is limited

Kershaw Farm, Erringden
Kilnshaw Lane Late 17th century house. The barn was built around 1800

Kershaw's Garden Centre, Brighouse
Originally Slead Syke Nurseries, Brighouse of Charles Kershaw.

In 1928, Yates's Seed Merchants bought into the business.

In 1969, the business was known as Charles Kershaw.

Kershaw's Garden Shopping Centre – now run by the Yates family – still stands in Halifax Road, Brighouse.

See Vine House, Brighouse

Kershaw: Holt & Hill
Engineers at Hebden Bridge.

The partnership was dissolved in November 1890

Kershaw House, Luddendenfoot
/ Midgley / Luddenden.

The original F-plan house is mentioned in 1307 as Kirkeschawe meaning church copse – see Shaw. In 15??, it was owned by cloth manufacturer John Beaumont.

It is dated 1650 TM AM when the house was rebuilt by James Murgatroyd for his son, Thomas, and his wife Anna.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

There is a rose window over the porch.

The Oratory window and other features are similar to those at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley.

There are several listed items including a water spout, a water trough, and bee-boles in the garden wall.

In 1910, it was converted into domestic dwellings.

Around 1965, it became an hotel and restaurant, and a venue for mediæval banquets.

In December 2006, planning inspectors turned down a proposal to convert the building into flats and to build further flats in the grounds.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax

Kershaw's: James Kershaw & Sons
Merchants. Established by James Kershaw with his sons John and William.

The business was declared bankrupt in 7/1804.

It was later restarted after William obtained a certificate of conformity

Kershaw's: John Kershaw & Sons
Tailors and drapers at the Lanes, Hebden Bridge, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Burnley, Manchester, and elsewhere [1897].

Established in 1840.

Partners included James Kershaw

Kershaw Machine Company
Engineers and machinists at Square Shed, Scout Road, Mytholmroyd [1905]

Kershaw's: R. Kershaw & Company
See Burrow & Monk and Ormerod Brothers & Cheetham

Kershaw's: Richard Kershaw & Company
Silk spinners at Victoria Mills, Brighouse.

Partners included Richard Kershaw, Francis Holmes, and John Cheetham.

The partnership was dissolved on 14th May 1870. Cheetham went on to run the business and this evolved into John Cheetham & Son

Kershaw's: Richard Kershaw & Sons
19th century silk spinning business established by Richard Kershaw at Woodvale Silk Mills, Brighouse

Kershaw's: W. H. Kershaw & Company
Cotton spinners and doublers at Brearley Mills, Midgley [1905]

Kesseck, Rev Alexander Gall
[19??-19??] He was Vicar of Coley [1955] / Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [1966] / Vicar of Clifton [1971-1976]

Kester Hole, Shelf
Aka Kester 'Oile. A waterfall on Annet Hole Beck in Sun Woods.

Fall Works were here

Kettle, Mary
[18??-18??] In 1845, she ran a school in Halifax

Kettle, Rose Mackenzie
[18??-1???] Novelist. She wrote

Kettlesnout, Ripponden
Mid 17th century house

Kettlewell, Robert William
[1877-19??] Born 20th October 1877.

He was a farm labourer [1939].

He married Rose Hannah [1886-19??].


Rose Hannah was born 7th January 1886
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1905] who was a woollen cloth miller & scourer [1939]
  2. Roy

They lived at 106 Lindley Moor Road, Fixby [1939]

Kettlewell, Roy
[1915-1944] Son of Robert William Kettlewell.

Born in Mirfield.

He was a woollen piecener [1939].

He married Eleanor.

They lived at Fixby.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He died 23rd May 1944.

He was buried at the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio [XI B 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Working Men's Club

Kettlewell, Samuel
[1811-1884] Son of Elizabeth (née Mann) & Mr Kettlewell.

Born at Beckfoot, Ilkley [26th January 1811].

He was a farmer at Beck Foot Farm, Ilkley [with his mother] / landlord of the Blue Ball, Halifax [1861] / a farmer at Spring Field, Shibden / a farmer at Dam Head Cottage.

In [Q2] 1839, he married (1) Hannah Thackray [18??-1851] in Otley.


Hannah came from Denton
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Ellen [1847-1868]
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

When Hannah died [Otley q3/1851], Samuel moved to Halifax.

In [Q1] 1864, he married (2) Mary Ann Atkinson in Halifax.


Mary Ann came from Lightcliffe
 

The family lived at

  • Spring Field, Shibden
  • Dam Head Cottage, Northowram [1871]
  • New Bank, Halifax [1885]
  • Shibden, Halifax [1884]

Samuel died in 1884.

Mary Ann died in 1885.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Kettlewig, Clifton
An area of Clifton.

Clifton Hospital was built here.

In The Story of the Ancient Parish of Hartshead-cum-Clifton, Rev Harold Norman Pobjoy suggests that the name may be derived from Ketel wick [the homestead of Ketel] for Ketel, son of Godric the Anglian, who held land in the district

Kettley, Harold
[1897-1918] Son of Sarah Jane & Walter Thomas Kettley.

During World War I, he served with the 25th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died 4th November 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Landrecies British Cemetery [A 55].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kettley, John
[1952-] Weatherman on BBC radio and TV.

Born in Todmorden. In 1988, he opened Todmorden Tourist Information Centre

Keyworth, Rev Thomas
[1843-1929] Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1892, 1907, 1916].

He wrote many poems, books and pamphlets.

In 1905, he is recorded at

  • Elmfield Terrace, Halifax
  • Leyden, King Cross/Mayfield Avenue

He died in Halifax [Q3 1929]

Kidd, Charles
[18??-19??] Professor of languages at 56 Boulevard, Halifax [1905]

Kidd, J.
[18??-18??] In 1874, he ran a school in Halifax

Kidd, Mr
[18??-1???] A grocer at Bethel Street, Brighouse.

In September 1871, he was charged with unlawfully assaulting Mrs William Chadwick of Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield whilst travelling by train between Mirfield and Leeds on 1st September. The train had been full, but at Dewsbury, the 2 were the only passengers in the compartment when he began to act improperly. He was fined £10

Kidd, Rev T. H.
[18??-19??] Free Church Minister at Sowerby Bridge [1903]

Kiddies' Christmas Treat Fund
Recorded on 12th December 1919, when there was a sale of war relics on behalf of the Fund

Kiddle, Alice Ann
[1885-1951] Daughter of John William Kiddle

Born and died in Pellon.

She was a cotton weaver.

She never married.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £566 7/6d to her brother James William

Kiddle, Frederick Charles
[1893-1918] Son of Mrs Rachel Kiddle of 179 Spring Hall Lane, West End, Halifax.

He was a member of Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a carpet weaver at Crossley's.

During World War I, he enlisted at Huddersfield [May 1915], and served as a Gunner with B Battery 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [18th September 1918] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt [B 2].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Hanover Methodist Chapel, Halifax, on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Kiddle, Henry
[1885-1923] Son of John William Kiddle.

Born and died in Pellon.

He was an assistant caretaker [1917].

On 26th May 1917, he married Theodora Alice Lightfoot [1886-1968] in Halifax.


Theodora was born in Burton upon Trent
 

Children:

  1. Frederick W [b 1918]
  2. Muriel [b 1921]

The children were born in Halifax

Kiddle, James William
[1896-1966] Son of John William Kiddle.

He was an engineer [1923] / a foreman engineer [1951].

In [Q4] 1923, he married Meryel Thornton [1899-1969] in Halifax.


Meryel was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1931]
  2. Peter [b 1933]
  3. Frank [b 1937]

The children were born in Halifax

Kiddle, John William
[1857-1914] Born in Louth.

He was a boot maker [1882]. In 1882, he married Rachel Hunter [1861-1939] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Bollington
 

Children:

  1. Alice Ann
  2. Henry
  3. Emma Jane [1888-1975] who married Harry Hollas
  4. Bertha [b 1890] who married George Thomas Tallis
  5. Frederick Charles [b 1893] who was a cloth finisher in a woollen mill [1911]
  6. Emily [b 1895] who was a jewellery enameller [1911]
  7. James William
  8. Annie [b 1897]
  9. Alfred [b 1899]
  10. Grace [1901] who died aged 2 months
  11. May [b 1902]

The children were born in Pellon.

The couple died in Pellon

Kidman's Boxing Academy
Held at the Black Swan, Brighouse from 1909. George Eastwood practised here

Kiek, Edward S.
[18??-19??] MA, BD.

Recorded in 1916, when he was Minister at Square Congregational Church, Halifax, and in September 1918, when he was President of the Square Church Brotherhood, Halifax

Kielty, Stanley
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1953]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Kighley, Levi Ackroyd
[1890-1917] Son of Selina & William Kighley of 22 West Laithe, Heptonstall.

Born in Todmorden.

He married Minnie.

They lived at 5 Cambridge Street, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6]

Kilburn, Harry
[1890-1917] Of Southowram.

Born in Mirfield [30th March 1890].

On 23rd September 1911, he married Ada Jowett [1887-1959] in Halifax.


Ada was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1912]
  2. Margaret [b 1914]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at Calder Villas, Salterhebble.

During World War I, he served with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [21st November 1917].

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXVII B 14]. on Southowram War Memorial, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

Kilburn, Hutchinson & Taylor
Iron-founders at Elland.

Partners included William Kilburn, John Hutchinson and James Taylor.

The partnership was dissolved in December 1838

Kilby, Albert
[1889-1917]

In [Q1] 1913, he married Annie Cherry in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 18th July 1917 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Amara War Cemetery [XIII K 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge.

In [Q1] 1919, Annie married Robert Northcott in Launceston, Devon.

They lived at 10 Foster Lane, Hebden Bridge

Kilgallon, P.
[18??-19??]

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in 1900.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Kilgour, Rev George
[18??-19??] United Methodist Minister at Todmorden [1917]

Kilham, Rev Alexander
[1762-1798] Like the Wesleys, he was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

He joined the Methodists in 1785 and worked in England and Scotland.

After the death of John Wesley there was growing dissent amongst the Methodists. Kilham wrote a series of pamphlets advocating that the laity should have a greater say in Methodist church government. Because of this, he was expelled by the Wesleyan Conference in 1796.

In 1797, about 5,000 left the Wesleyans at South Parade Methodist Chapel to form the Methodist New Connexion under the leadership of Kilham and William Thom to establish a society at Ann Street, Northgate, Halifax.

Around the same time, a group of his followers locked the doors of Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden and took over the chapel, and expelled the Wesleyans who then founded Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel.

His followers are called Kilhamites.

See Salem Methodist Church, Richmond Street

Kilkenny, Joseph
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Kilkenny, Thomas
[1888-1915] (Possibly) born in Halifax [Q1 1888].

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

He died in the UK [16th September 1915].

He was buried at the St Andrews & Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne [X U 217].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kilmeny
The title of a large sculpture – the plaster cast of a clay mould of a female figure – by Joseph Bentley Leyland. It was bought for £80 by the Halifax Literary and Philosophical Society and went on display in Bankfield Museum. It was destroyed in the 1950s to make space! Only the photograph remains

Kilmister, William Edward
[1903-1945] Son of Mary Ann & John Kilmister.

He married Annie Elizabeth.

They lived at Ripponden.

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

He died 13th September 1945 (aged 42).

He was buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland [65]

Kiln Croft House, Stainland
Or KilneCroft House.

Owners and tenants have included

See Croft House, Stainland

Kiln, Slead Syke
When the congregation at Bridge End chapel declined during the ministry of Rev William Northend [1800-1810], some of the members disapproved of his Calvinistic views and met here. Supporters included John Holland and Benjamin Morton.

A Sunday School continued at here after the members returned to Bridge End and the new Sunday School there [1821]. The teachers included Faith Holland and other members of the Holland family

Kilner, Frank Gilbert
[1888-1917] Son of P. C. Kilner of Huddersfield.

He was a French polisher with Marshall Haley.

In [Q4] 1912, he married Alice Thornton in Huddersfield.

They lived at Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield.

During World War I, he served as a Bombardier with 1st/1st (Wessex) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action [14th June 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery [III A 14]

Kilnhurst
District of Langfield

Kilnhurst Bridge, Todmorden
Key Sike Lane. Bridge #28 over the Rochdale Canal at Key Syke Lane / Kilnhurst Road

Kilnhurst Cottage, Todmorden
Kilnhurst Road. 2 early 18th century cottages. Now a single dwelling

Kilnhurst Farm, Todmorden
Kilnhurst Road. Mid 17th century farmhouse.

The rear wing – with a shop chamber – was added in 1766.

There is a lintel dated WS 1748, and a keystone dated KTG 1766.

Owners and tenants have included

Kilnhurst Toll House is nearby

Kilnhurst Toll Bar, Todmorden


Question: Can anyone tell me anything?

 

Kilnhurst Toll House, Todmorden
Stood near Kilnhurst

Kinder, Ernest
[1870-1951] Born in Southowram.

He was a cotton spinner [1901, 1911].

In 1896, he married Sarah Gledhill in Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was the daughter of
Turner Gledhill
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • Cheapside, Greetland [1901]
  • 139a Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Living with them in 1901 were Sarah's siblings: Ruth, Joshua, George, Maria, and Ben Gledhill

Living with them in 1911 were Sarah's siblings: George, Maria, and Ben Gledhill

Kinderscout Grit
Local stone forming part of the valley around Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. This is a grit, similar to millstone grit.

See Stone quarrying

Kindersley, Henry W. S.
[18??-18??] Inspectior of factories.

He lived at Boothroyd, Rastrick [1874]

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

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

King & Scott
Wool merchants at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

Partners included Charles King and David Scott.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1867

King's Arcade, Halifax

King's Centre, Halifax
The Calderdale Community Church in what were formerly Park Road Baths.

See King's Church

King Cross
Area to the west of Halifax.

This was originally the site of an ancient stone cross and lay in the township of Skircoat.

The western route out of Halifax into Lancashire divides here:

  1. the A646 going along the Calder Valley to Hebden Bridge and on to Burnley,

  2. The A58 – the cotton route – going along the Ryburn Valley to Sowerby Bridge, and Ripponden and on to Littleborough, Rochdale and Oldham

The name King comes from the King family who lived at nearby Willow Hall.

During the Civil War, Halifax was held by the Royalists, and King Cross was one of the outposts keeping watch on the road to Heptonstall, which was held by the Parliamentarians, and a few local skirmishes took place here.

On 9th January 1941, hundreds of incendiary devices were dropped in the area. There was no damage or casualties.

Considerable redevelopment and road-widening began in 1973.

See St Paul's Station and Thorn Tree, Halifax

King Cross Amateur Dramatic Society
Formed in 19??. Members included Wilfred Pickles and Eric Portman

King Cross Band
Brass band formed in 18??. It was originally known as King Cross Subscription Band.

In July 1873, they took part in a contest promoted by North Ward Brass Band

They were active around 1900-1920

They appeared at a command performance for Queen Victoria.

On 8th August 1902, they played before the Edward VII at Buckingham Palace.

In 1905, their band room was next to the Trafalgar Inn, Halifax.

On 21st June 1911, the Band played at Buckingham Palace before the King George V and Queen Mary.

Their band room was next door to the Ram's Head, Sowerby Bridge.

They were later known as King Cross Prize Band.

Disbanded in 19??.

See Arthur Brearley, George Arthur Brearley, Arthur O. Pearce, The Exley Zoo and World's Fair Exhibition [1900]

King Cross British Legion Band

King Cross Co-Op, Halifax
Branch number 4 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in November 1860. It had a boot and shoe department

King Cross Constitutional Club
See Halifax Constitutional Club

King Cross Cricket Club
Aka King Cross Wesleyan Cricket Club,

Founded in 1878 when the Young Men's Class at King Cross Wesleyan School, established a cricket team.

Their grounds were on Savile Park Moor and later at West View where the pavilion was known as the Duck House.

In 1933, a new scoreboard was dedicated in honour. of James Clarkson.

The Club is still active [2008].

Players & Members included

King Cross Economic Stores
255, 257 & 261 King Cross Road, Halifax. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???. Recorded in 1937

King Cross Ex-Serviceman's Club
Recorded on 25th December 1919, when a number of war orphans were entertained at the Club

King Cross, Halifax
King Cross was originally the site of an ancient stone cross

King Cross Liberal Club
Haugh Shaw Road. Recorded in 1917, when Joe Turner was secretary

King Cross Library
King Cross Road, Halifax.

The first sod was cut for a new building in June 2009.

See Frank Cyril Pritchard

King Cross Police Sub-Station
The police station stood at the junction of Warley Road and Burnley Road. It stood on the site of a former Methodist chapel. The foundation stone was laid on 15th September 1910. The station opened in May 1911.

It was an imposing building with the Latin motto:

Ignorantia legis excusat neminem

over the entrance.

The station was demolished when the area was redeveloped in 1973

King Cross Post Office
Recorded in 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by James Hitchen, grocer.

Recorded in 1905 at 80 King Cross Road, Halifax.

See King Cross Street Post Office

King Cross Prize Band
After winning a national contest, the King Cross Band became known as King Cross Prize Band

Contributor Benjamin Brundell suggests that it may have been July 1915 when they won the Belle Vue July Contest

King Cross Reading Society
Established around 1879

King Cross Street Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 45 King Cross Street, Halifax.

Recorded in 1915 and 1916. It was then at the same address as the business run by Tom Crossley, tobacconist, stationer and newsagent

Recorded in 1936 at 64 King Cross Street, Halifax. It was then at the same address as the business run by Stanley Teal, newsagent and tobacconist

See King Cross Post Office

King Cross Street Turkish Baths, Halifax
The 3-storey building stood in 5 King Cross Street at the junction with Hopwood Lane.

Around 1876, Herbert Hadley acquired the St James's Road Turkish Baths. They were described as

hydropathic and vapour baths and medical battery

He moved the business to King Cross Street.

The baths survived until at least 1908

See New Market Street Turkish Baths

King Cross Subscription Band
An early name for the King Cross Band

King Cross Toll Gate
Toll gate on the Rochdale to Halifax & Elland Turnpike

King Cross Working Men's Club & Institute
Warley Road, Halifax. In 1905, H. Wood was secretary.

In 1917, Robert Harker was secretary

King David
Nickname of the coiner, David Hartley

King's: F. King & Sons Limited
Halifax printer, stationer, account book manufacturer and bookseller.

Established by Frank King in 1857.

He was a Letterpress printer at Exchange Buildings, Northgate, Halifax [1863].

In 1887, Francis King was listed as

dealer in school books, school materials, & manufacturer of school stationery, printer, bookbinder, publisher of school books, Northgate

They published many local books and maps.

They had premises at 43-45 Northgate, Halifax [1874], 2 Broad Street, Halifax, Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax [1905, 1927], and 3 King Cross Street [1936].

The business closed in 19??.

See A. B. Brook and John E. Spencer

King's Farm, Hebden Bridge
The original name of the house which became the White Lion Hotel in the late 18th century. It was owned by Susan and James King. After the death of her husband, Susan left Willow Hall and went to live at the farm.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Hardy Brink, Machpelah House and King family

King's Head Inn &Pound;25 Money Club
Halifax Friendly Society [Number 4190] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

King's: James King & Company
Cotton spinners at Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge [1809].

See James King and James King partnership

King's: James King partnership
A partnership established around 1789 and comprising James King, Alexander Turner, Richard Varley, and Richard Paley. They built Mytholm Mill, Hebden Bridge. In time, they were joined by Hamlet Bent who was salesman for the company and Paul Lister [a cotton spinner from Keighley]. In 1796, the partnership was dissolved and became Turner, Bent & Company.

See James King & Company

King's: John T. King & Thomas King
Wholesale and retail potato merchants and fruiterers at Lightcliffe.

Established in 1828.

Partners included John Tate King and Thomas King.

Recorded in 1914, when their postal address was Yew Trees, Lightcliffe

King's: Mark King & Sons
Fustian manufacturers at Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge [1905]

King Street Bar, Hebden Bridge
Toll booth built in 1835.

It went out of use on 30th October 1878.

The building was demolished in 1962 for redevelopment.

See Halifax to Hebden Bridge Turnpike and James Smith

King Street Co-operative Society, Hebden Bridge
The King Street branch of the Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society opened in 1898

King Street Fent Warehouse, Brighouse
The premises – a double-fronted shop – of C. Hollingdrake at 8 & 9 King Street, Brighouse

King Street Market
Brighouse. Indoor market which stood in King Street near the Co-op in the early 20th century.

See Brighouse Industrial Society

King's Walshaw, Erringden
(Possibly) recorded in 1537 as Kyngswalshaghe.


Question: Does anyone know of a place called King's Walshaw in Erringden?

 

See Walshaw

Kinge, John
[1591-1632] Son of Samuel Kinge

Kinge, John
[1620-1???] Son of James King.

On 3rd November 1640, he married Phebe Crowther [1648-1728].

Children:

  1. John [b 1640]
  2. Samuel [b 1642]
  3. Sarah [b 1644]
  4. Phoebe

Kinge, Phoebe
[1648-1728] Daughter of James King.

Around 1670, she married Richard Hardcastle [1645-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1670]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1672]
  3. Phoebe [b 1673]
  4. Ann [b 1675]

Kinge, Samuel
[1562-1638] Of Lower Bairstow, Halifax.

On 9th May 1589, he married Grace, daughter of James Murgatroyd.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. Samuel [1592-1672]
  4. Mary who married Thomas Oldfield

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Kinge, William
[16??-16??] Of Skircoat Moor. In 16??, he was described as
a common swearer, drinker and most filthy adulterer

Kingham, Harold
[1894-1918] Son of Percy Solloway Kingham.

Born in Pateley Bridge.

He was a joiner's apprentice [1911].

He lived with his family at Barrack Farm, Holmfield.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Trooper with the 12th Battalion Norfolk Yeomanry.

He was killed in action [19th August 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque [F 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Bradshaw War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Kingham, Percy Solloway
[1867-1941] Born in Haddenham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire [Q1 1867].

He was a farmer [1911].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Sarah Williams Wilkinson [1867-1905] in Pateley Bridge.

Children:

  1. Sydney
  2. Harold
  3. Ella [b 1895] who was a paper bag maker [1911]
  4. Fred [1897] who died in infancy
  5. Arthur [b 1898]
  6. Norman B [b 1901]
  7. Elsie [b 1903]
  8. Ada [b 1904] who died in infancy

The family lived at Pateley Bridge.

Between 1900 & 1903, they moved to Halifax.

Sarah died in Halifax [Q2 1905] (aged 38).

In [Q2] 1907, Percy married (2) Annie Lord [1868-1939] in Halifax


Annie was born in Halifax
 

They were living at Upper Newlands Farm, Bradshaw [1911].

Annie died in Halifax [Q4 1939] (aged 71).

Percy died in Halifax [Q1 1941] (aged 74) 

Kingham, Sydney
[1892-1975] MM.

Son of Percy Solloway Kingham.

Born in St Saviour, Southwark [31st July 1892].

He was a grocer's apprentice [1911].

He lived with his family at Barrack Farm, Holmfield.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He was awarded the Military Medal for rescuing Captain Henry Norman Waller who was wounded at Bullecourt. Captain Waller died 2 hours later [3rd July 1917].

Sydney's brother Harold was killed in the War.

Sydney survived the War.

He died in Greenwich [Q3 1975]

Kinghorn's: A. Kinghorn & Company
Machine tool, picker machinery maker, and motor car builders at Phoenix Works, Todmorden [1911]. Established by Arthur Kinghorn

Kinghorn, Arthur
[1867-1911] Established A. Kinghorn & Company

Kingsbury, James
[1856-1915] Born in Dorset.

He was a core maker (iron works) [1901, 1911].

On 29th May 1880, he married Ruth Stenhouse [1856-1932] at United Free Methodist Church, Inchfield Bottom, Walsden.


Ruth was born in Rochdale
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1882] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Albert [b 1883] who was an iron dresser [1901]
  3. Ernest J. [b 1885] who was a bread baker's assistant [1901]
  4. Walter Stenhouse
  5. Wilfred

They lived at

  • Woodbottom Terrace, Walsden [1901]
  • 199 Woodbottom Terrace, Walsden [1911, 1915]

James died 20th October 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £173 10/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Ruth

Kingsbury, Walter Stenhouse
[1888-1918] Son of James Kingsbury.

He was a cotton warehouse boy [1901] / a weaver [1911].

In [Q1] 1915, he married Agnes Mary Sutcliffe in Todmorden.

They lived at 5 Monas Terrace, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy.

He was killed 5th December 1918 when HMS Cassandra struck a mine in the Baltic.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [28], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kingsbury, Wilfred
[1894-1917] Son of James Kingsbury.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Manchester [June 1915], and served as a Sapper with the 247th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action in France [26th October 1917].

He was buried at the Buffs Road Cemetery [B 94].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £212 5/6d.

Probate was granted to his widowed mother Ruth

Kingsford, Rev Cecil Edward Beechey
[1888-1946] Son of a clergyman, Septimus Kingsford.

Born in Thrapston, Northamptonshire.

He was headmaster of Rishworth School for 24 years.

In 1917, he married Mary Aline Crick in Peterborough.

Children:

  1. Edward Cyril

Members of the family were buried at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Kingsford, Edward Cyril
[1918-1941] Aka Teddy.

Son of Rev C. E. Beechey Kingsford.

Born in Bromley, Kent.

He was educated at Rishworth School, and was the mile and cross-country record holder.

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

He was killed during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong [22nd December 1941] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Sai Wan Memorial [22], on Rishworth War Memorial, on the Memorial at Rishworth School, on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth, and at St John The Divine, Rishworth

Kingston, Halifax
House at the junction of Westholme Road and Hopwood Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Kingston (Halifax) Bowling Club Limited
They had offices at Carlton Chambers, Halifax [1936]

Kingston Liberal Club, Halifax
The building is dated 1894.

Recorded in 1901, when George Thomas Addison was Club Steward.

Recorded in 1917 at Queens Road, when George Henry Shepherd was secretary.

In 1936, the address of the Club and Kingston Picture House was 47 Queens Road, Halifax.

The Kingston Liberal Club Company Limited was at 28 Prescott Street, Halifax [2012].

See Walter Brenard and King Cross Constitutional Club

Kingston, Lightcliffe
House built [1935] for Kathleen Mary Whittaker. She and her husband, John H. Denham, lived there all their lives

Kingston Picturedrome, Halifax

Kingston, Rev W. P.
[18??-19??] He was curate at Stanley before becoming incumbent at St Matthew's, Rishworth [1897]

Kingston Ward, Halifax
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax.

See J. Redman

Kingsway, Brighouse
The New Kingsway Bingo & Social Club was originally the Albert Theatre

Kingwood Firelighter Company Limited
Firelighter manufacturers at Kingwood Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Kingwood Grove, Brighouse
Owners and tenants have included

Kinloch, Rev Michael Ward
[1867-1942] Vicar of Rastrick [1902-1904]. In 1904, he moved to Eccleston, Cheshire on account of ill health

Kinnear, Rev George
[1854-1862] MA.

Eldest son of Thomas Kinnear of Edinburgh.

He was the first incumbent at Christ Church, Pellon [1854].

On 24th January 1856, he married Harriet Akroyd.


Harriet was the daughter of Jonathan Akroyd
 

Children:

  1. Thomas George [1857-1865]
  2. Ernest

He left the ministry in 1859 on account of bad health.

Son Thomas George was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax in a vault in the Cemetery Chapel, and there is a memorial near the altar at Christ Church, Pellon.

His widow gave a window in his memory

Kinsey, Paul
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the East Lancashire Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kinsey, Paul
[1922-1946] Son of Fanny Eleanor & Paul Kinsey

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He married Mary Ellen.

They lived at Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 6th (HD) Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 28th June 1946.

He is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial [11 2], on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Kipling, Rev Joseph
[1806-1861] Born in Lythe, near Whitby. The grandfather of writer Rudyard Kipling was a well-known Methodist preacher, and a minister at the Wesleyan chapel at Heptonstall.

He served, died and was buried at Skipton

Kippax, Arthur Haddon
[1893-1916] Son of John William Kippax

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Rishworth Grammar School / a newspaper reporter [1911] / working for The Halifax Daily Guardian / The Bath Daily Herald / The Daily Chronicle, London.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with A Company 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Fricourt British Cemetery [A 25].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Kippax, John William
[1862-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinning ledger clerk & foreign correspondent [1891] / a cashier at worsted mill [1901] / a cashier at worsted spinning mill [1911].

In 1889, he married Sarah Emmeline Farrar [1865-1???] in Salford.


Sarah Emmeline was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ethel Constance [b 1891] who was a student teacher [1911]
  2. Arthur Haddon
  3. John Farrar [b 1895] who was a student part-time [1911]
  4. Marion Thorburn [b 1898]
  5. Kathleen Mary [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 12 Moorlands View, Skircoat, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 1 Avondale Place, Manor Drive, Halifax [1911]

Kippax, Smith
[1857-1905] Master at Halifax Workhouse [1894, 1905].

He married Elizabeth.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905

Kippax, William
[1840-1922] Coal merchant Of Hebble House, Salterhebble.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £17,205

Kippling, Rev R.
[18??-1???] Minister at Luddendenfoot Wesleyan Methodist Church [1891]

The Kirby family
The Foldout describes the case of spontaneous human combustion and the Kirby family in 1899

Alice Ann & Amy Kirby were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Kirby Cot
Aka Kebcote. Mentioned in the Nomina Villarum [1865] as being a place in the Parish of Halifax

Kirby, Eliza
[18??-18??] Or Kirkby. Daughter of Samuel Kirby of Grove House, Sheffield and sister of Emily Kirby.

She married Dr Gervase Alexander

Kirby, Emily
[1818-1862] Or Kirkby.

Daughter of Samuel Kirby of Grove House, Sheffield, and sister of Eliza Kirby.

She married Dr William Alexander.

Her husband placed a stained glass window in Holy Trinity Church in her memory

Kirby, Harry
[1868-19??] Born in Holy, Leicestershire. Landlord of the Star, Rastrick [1901].

He married Annie [1873-19??] from Islington, London

Kirby, John
[1836-1???] He was Governor of the Halifax Union Workhouse [1881].

He married Annie [1841-1???].

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

Kirby, Joseph
[1848-18??] He was a half-time worker at Firth's mill in Sowerby Bridge.

On 30th May 1865, he and John Edward Eastwood [aged 14] were playing ball in the mill yard, when Kirby threw the ball and picked up a rake which he also threw. The rake caused a compound fracture of the skull from which Eastwood died [10th June 1865].

At the Coroner's inquest, the Jury returned a verdict of manslaughter, and Kirby was committed for trial.

At the Assizes, the Jury found Kirby not guilty

Kirby Leas, Halifax
House between Savile Road and Well Head Lane.

Built by Rawdon Briggs in the early 1800s. Subsequent owners and tenants have included

In February 1933, the mansion was taken over by the Halifax King Edward VII Memorial District Nursing Association, and was used until 1970.

It was in the path of the proposed expansion of the Burdock Way bypass. The house was vandalised and fell into disrepair with water damage and rot.

It was demolished in March 1979 and new houses were built on the site.

See Savile Grove, Halifax

Kirby, Rev Stanley
[19??-] Born in Liverpool. He was a member of the Church of England for 19 years before he became a Baptist.

Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1978-2006]

Kirby, William
[18??-18??] BA.

Educated at Jesus College Cambridge. He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1850]

Kirk, Arthur William
[1854-1???] Son of Major Joseph Moxon Kirk.

He was a master dyer and a partner in the family business, Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons.

He married Meta [b 1856].

Children:

  1. Meta Geraldine [b 1881]
  2. John Lawrence C [b 1885]

He lived at Stanley House, Halifax [1877, 1881].

Meta Kirk and the children were lodgers at Ashton Street, Lytham, Lancs [1891]

Kirk, Henry John Percy
[18??-1???] Son of Major Joseph Moxon Kirk.

He was a partner in the family business, Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons.

A Henry J. P. Kirk, age 67, died in Tonbridge in January 1925

Kirk, Joseph Moxon
[1812-1868] JP.

Born in Leeds.

He was a master dyer (woollens) employing 300 hands [1851] / dyer and finisher employing 300 hands [1861] / a promoter of the Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway. He established Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons. He employed large numbers of people in his dye works at Old Lane which, with one or two exceptions, was the largest in England [1868]

He was a Major in the 4th West Yorkshire Volunteers, and the 1st Volunteers, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

In 1849, he married Sarah Hannah, daughter of John Harger.

Children:

  1. Joseph Moxon
  2. Katherine Ida Rebecca [b 1852] who married [1876] John Windle Taylor of Leicestershire, at Halifax Parish Church
  3. Arthur William
  4. Henry John Percy

The family lived at

  • Woodfield, Old Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Woodside, Haley Hill, Halifax [1871]
  • Woodside, Halifax

They had Sarah Hannah's unmarried sister, Caroline Amelia Harger, living with the family [1861, 1871].

He died at his home Woodfield. On 7th October 1879, his 4 children erected a window in Halifax Parish Church to his memory.

In 1881, his widow was living at 11 Park Road, Halifax.

He was one of the people to whom J. R. Smith dedicated one of his prints.

See Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company

Kirk, Joseph Moxon
[1850-1937] JP.

Eldest son of Major Joseph Moxon Kirk of Halifax.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1861] / a partner in the family business, Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons / a gelatine & glue maker (employer) at Tadcaster [1901].

On 28th October 1885, he married Lucy Beatrice, daughter of John Bailey Holroyde.

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1888]
  2. Robert Moxon [b 1906] who died in his first year

The family lived at

He died in Surrey [Q1 1937] (aged 86) 

Kirk Lea Guest House, Halifax
Huddersfield Road. 19th century houses opposite the bottom of Dryclough Lane and the Calderdale Hospital

Kirk, Rev Martin Hugh
[19??-19??] Curate at Todmorden [1947]. In 1947, he moved to become Vicar of Thurlstone, Sheffield

Kirk, Robert
[18??-1???] An Army Major.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Claire Hawley [1872-19??] who married John Murgatroyd

The family lived at Woodlands, Luddenden.

He was dead by 1902

Kirk, William
[1798-1833] In 1822, he and Isabella Kirk were listed at the Bell School, Harrison Road.

When he died – after a long and painful illness – in March 1833, an obituary said that he was Master at the school [1818-1833].

Isabella carried on as mistress at the School

Kirkbride, James
[18??-19??]

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

Children:

  1. Wilfred

The family lived at 39 Hope Street, Halifax

Kirkbride, Julie
[1960-] Born in Halifax. She was educated at Highlands School, Halifax, Girton College Cambridge, and University of California Berkeley.

In 1997, she married Andrew J. Mackay MP for Bracknell.

Children:

  1. Angus

In 1997, she became MP for Bromsgrove.

In 2009, she and her husband were involved in the MPs' expenses furore after allegedly claiming their properties as second homes. They both announced that they would step down at the next election

Kirkbride, Wilfred
[1897-1918] Son of James Kirkbride.

Born in Cockermouth.

He was an assistant overlooker at Wainstalls (Calvert's ?) 

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He went to France [April 1915], and was wounded twice and also gassed.

He was killed in action [1st October 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [9], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Holmfield Primitive Methodist Sunday School.

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

Kirkbright, James William
[1899-1918] He worked for L & Y railway at Shaw Syke goods yard, Halifax.

He lived at 2 Copper Street, Shroggs Road.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).

He died of gunshot wounds in No.1 South African General Hospital, Abbeville [4th October 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension [IV G 15].

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

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

Kirkbright, Ned
[1894-1918] Son of Walter Kirkbright.

Born in Thornton.

He worked for Brooke's.

He lived at 16 Gaythorne Terrace, Hipperholme.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in France [4th November 1918] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Ruesnes Communal Cemetery [I C 12].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Kirkbright, Walter
[1871-1944]

In [Q3] 1891, he married Sarah Jane Smith [18??-1???] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Ned

The family lived at

  • 39 Grand View, Queensbury
  • 9 Woodhead, Hipperholme [1918]

Kirkby, Herbert William Mayfield
[1885-1956] Born in Leeds.

Headmaster of St Mary's Church of England School, Luddendenfoot [1 July 1914-22nd May 1931].

He died in Barnsley

Kirkcliffe, Soyland
Aka Kirk Cliff, Kirk Cliffe.

House dated IMR 1695.

There are 3 pigeon holes in the porch.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Joseph Riley [18th century]
  • Robert Sutcliffe, a Bradford solicitor [owner 1914]
  • W. Griffiths [tenant early 1900s]

The house fell into a parlous state.

It has been completely rebuilt [2010]

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

Kirkdale Industrial Training Services
Education and training organisation established by several local companies in Kirklees and Calderdale to provided training for apprentices and staff.

They have had premises at Huddersfield, Winding Road, Halifax [1990s], Dale House, Brighouse on the site of the former Brighouse Gas Works, and Armytage Road, Brighouse

Kirke, Mrs Frances
[1695-1752] Of Alverthorpe.

She married William Greame.

Her twin sister, Mrs Elizabeth Kirke [1695-1758], was buried with Frances and her family in Halifax Parish Church

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Kirkham, Mary
[1805-1886] A friend and servant of Joshua Thomas Horton of Howroyde.

She died 7th December 1886.

She and members of the Horton family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Kirkham Turn, Sowerby Bridge
The point just west of Sowerby Bridge canal basin at which the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal meet

Kirklees, Baronet of

Kirklees Hall, Brighouse
The Cistercian Nunnery was built here around 1155. The present Hall was built by Edward Armytage in 1610, using stone from Kirklees Priory. See Brighouse Corn Mill, Kirklees Park, Brighouse and Henry Wickham Wickham

Kirklees Home Farm
Part of the Kirklees Estate.

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

See Lancelot Porter Hill

Kirklees Low Lock
A lock on the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Brighouse canal basin

Kirklees Mill

Kirklees Park, Brighouse
The Kirklees estate comprises

See Three Nuns, Mirfield and The Murder of Uriah Womersley

Kirklees Priory, Brighouse
A Cistercian nunnery founded by Reyner le Fleming around 1155.

It was built on what is now the Kirklees Estate in the township of Hartshead-cum-Clifton.

See Kirklees Park, Brighouse, Nuns' Grave, Prioress of Kirklees, Robin Hood's Grave and Three Nuns Inn

Kirklees ring
Whilst walking in Kirklees woods in May 2002, Mrs Linda Day found a small metal object which was identified as a 15th century gold Three Kings Ring

Kirklees Roman fort
It was believed that a feature – measuring about 220 ft by 260 ft – in Kirklees Park, Brighouse was a Roman fort. In 1906, Sir George Armytage excavated the site. It has been suggested that the site was a mediæval compound for domestic animals

Kirklees Toll House, Brighouse
The toll house stood on Wakefield Road in the township of Hartshead-cum-Clifton between Brighouse and Cooper Bridge.

The toll bar was recorded in September 1822 when James Wright was bar-keeper.

The toll house was built around 1880 for the Kirklees & Elland Turnpike.

For a time, it was used as a Café and sweet-shop run by Henrietta Dean.

It was demolished in 19??.

A stone slab with the list of charges was removed to Highley Hall and then to Ravensknowle Museum, Huddersfield

Kirklees Top Lock
A lock on the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Kirklees Park. Built to bypass the mill and the weir at Kirklees Corn Mill

Kirklees Vampire
A figure which is said to haunt the Kirklees Estate, and is said to be the spirit of Elizabeth de Staynton

Kirklees Viaduct, Brighouse

Kirkley, Brighouse
36 Bradford Road, Brighouse.

Owners and tenants have included

Kirkley House, Brighouse
Aka Pork Pie Villa.

The detached house stood on Bradford road.

It was demolished in 200? when the petrol station for the new Tesco supermarket was built

Kirkman, Hannah
[1802-1871] Only child of Mary and Nathaniel Kirkman of Salford, Lancashire.

She married George Priestley

Kirkness, Rev T. H.
[18??-19??] Minister at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge. His 3-year term as Minister ended on Sunday 9th August 1904. At his closing service, he spoke for abandoning the rule which necessitated the removal of a minister at the end of 3 years. He moved to Doncaster.

In 1902, he was mentioned in several newspaper reports of Wesleyan meetings in Sowerby Bridge, Bolton Brow Literary Society, Sowerby Bridge, and Bolton Brow Band of Hope

Kiszko, Stefan Ivan
[1951-1993] A tax clerk from Rochdale. In December 1975, he was arrested and tried at Leeds for the murder of Lesley Molseed. He was found guilty and imprisoned for life.

His mother campaigned strenuously for his innocence, and the case was reopened in 1990.

In 1992, the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and he was released from prison.

In 1993, he died from a heart attack after suffering a nervous breakdown and being seriously damaged by his wrongful imprisonment.

His mother died in 1994

Kitchen, Albert
[18??-19??] Partner in Kitchen & Walker and Kitchen & Wade [1949].

He was Chairman and Managing Director of Willson Lathes Limited [1945, 1949]

Kitchen & Wade
Halifax engineering company producing drilling and boring equipment. Established in 1??? by Albert Kitchen and Josiah Wade [?].

They had business at Hope Works, Halifax and Turney Street, Bank Top, Ovenden.

In 1959, the business was taken over by Asquith's.

Closed in 1968.

See Kitchen & Walker, Arthur Leslie Kitchen and Ormerod Shapers Limited

Kitchen & Walker
Aka A. Kitchen-D. Walker Limited. Engineering company founded in the 1940s by Albert Kitchen and Donald Walker at the Hexagon Works, Halifax. In 1965, they were acquired by Wickman's

Kitchen, Arthur
[1882-1916]

He married Rizpah.

They lived at 20 New Road, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with C Battery 105th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 24th July 1916 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé [II C 42]

Kitchen, Arthur
[1887-1918] Born in Greetland.

In 1906, he married Eliza Annie Sutcliffe in Halifax.

They lived at 62 Elland Lane, Elland.

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

He died 20th July 1918.

He was buried at the Marfaux British Cemetery [I D 13].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Elland Wesleyan Chapel Memorial

Kitchen, Arthur Jennings
[1???-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Elland.

In September 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Kitchen, Arthur Jennings
[18??-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Elland.

In 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Kitchen, Arthur Leslie
[19??-19??] Of Ivy Dene, Burnley Road. He was a Director of Kitchen & Wade [1949]

Kitchen, Clara Letitia
[18??-1939] Of Rastrick. She was unmarried.

She died 10th August 1939.

In her will, she left £100 to Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse, and £100 to St John the Divine, Rastrick out of her estate of £506

Kitchen, Cooper
[1852-1926] Born in Halifax.

Ironmonger, mill furnisher and bicycle manufacturer of Elland [1874].

The business occupied the Moorgate Chambers premises at the junction of Southgate and Coronation Street in Elland.

He produced about 10 different models of tricycle, bicycle, and penny-farthing.

In 1888, he produced his popular Elland Anti-Vibration Safety Bicycle.

Due to illness, he was confined to a wheelchair for the last 27 years of his life.

Cycle manufacturing ended in 190?, but the hardware retail business is still in a part of the original premises today.

On 31st May 1857, he married Susan Nowell 1851-1918 at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Edith Mary [1876-1883]
  2. Ethel [1880-1959] who married Albert Balmforth
  3. Annie [b 1882] who married Edgar Ewart Shaw
  4. Sarah [1884-1976] who married Herbert Mackrell
  5. Nellie [b 1887]
  6. Gladys [1889-1981] who married Arnold Woodhead

Cooper died 13th November 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,557 3/1d.

Probate was granted to his sons-in-law Albert Balmforth, Herbert Mackrell, and Arnold Woodhead.

After his death, Gladys and Arnold Woodhead continued the business as Cooper Kitchen Limited until at least 1960.

Lloyds Bank occupies the corner part of the site

Kitchen, Daniel
[17??-18??] His entry in the Parish Register Index may be a mistranscription for Daniel Hitchen / Daniel Mitchel.

Hatter in Halifax [1787-1789]

Kitchen, Elkanah
[1742-1828]

he was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

The Parish Registers St Peter's, Sowerby record

An Elkanah Kitchen [aged 57] of Shaws who was buried at Sowerby Church [28th May 1798]

Kitchen, Fred
[1890-1954] Son of James Kitchen.

Born in Sowerby [19th January 1890].

He was a watch maker, jeweller & optician at 3 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916].

In [Q4] 1912, he married Martha Gertrude Thornton in Halifax

Kitchen, Fred
[1897-1918] Son of William Kitchen.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with Anson Battalion RN Div Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He died 21st August 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux [VI M 18]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Kitchen, James
[1852-1924] Born in Barkisland.

He was a blacksmith [1886].

On 9th February 1886, he married Elizabeth Ann Pickles in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of
James Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Lewis
  2. Emma [b 1888] who married Samuel Longbottom
  3. Fred

The children were born in Sowerby.

James died in Sowerby [24th March 1924].

Elizabeth Ann died 13th January 1946

Kitchen, John
[16??-16??] Of Lightcliffe.

Heywood writes that


a daughter of [Kitchen], having lived at Mr Foxcroft's at Woodhouse, Halifax, came home with child, which she bore December 1680 and which the women present affirm that it had two heads, but it dyed
 

Kitchen, John
[18??-18??] Partner in Cawthra & Kitchen

Kitchen, Joseph
[17??-18??] In 1810, he founded a brickworks at Elland

Kitchen, Joseph
[1868-1???] In 1898, he was sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude for assaulting and attempting to drown Hannah Nora Eastwood at Todmorden. The 2 had been living together at Burnley, but she left him because of his violence, and went to live with her mother in Todmorden. He met her in the street and was again violent towards her and she took out a summons against him for assault. A week later, he met her on the canal bank and he pushed her into the water and held her head under. Two men came to her rescue

Kitchen, Leonard
[1899-1918] Son of William Kitchen.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram / employed by Earnshaw's at Lum Brook Mills, Coley.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was taken ill whilst training at Rugeley, Staffordshire.

He died of heart disease at Cannock Mill Hospital [7th January 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel [M 10].

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

Kitchen, Lewis
[1887-1956] Son of James Kitchen.

Born in Barkisland [2nd February 1887]

He was a costumer [1912].

On 8th April 1912, he married Florence Wilson [1881-1952] at St Peter's, Sowerby.


Florence was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Leslie Wilson [1916-1998]

The Kitchen, Shibden Hall
The kitchen is on the first floor at the rear of Shibden Hall. There is a typical collection of tools and utensils of the time.

  • The cooking hearth was constructed around 1560
  • A clockwork spit
  • A salt-box by the fire where it would keep the sale dry

This was known as The Lower Kitchen in Anne Lister's time. The Upper Kitchen is now occupied by the modern Ticket Office and Gift Shop. The Workshop stood beyond the Upper Kitchen

Kitchen, Squire
[1786-18??] He was a cloth miller [1841].

In 1821, he married Mary [1786-18??].

Children:

  1. Delia [b 1821]
  2. Squire [b 1826]
  3. Ruth [b 1827]

The family lived at Hill Top, Elland [1841]

Kitchen, Thomas
[1858-1???] Born in Cheshire.

He was a coachman (domestic) [1891].

Around 1891, he married Ann [1861-0] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1880]
  2. Gerald [b 1886]
  3. Frances [b 1890]

The family lived at Lower Manor Heath Lodge, Halifax [1891]

Kitchen, Thomas Allen
[1872-1923] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Branch Road Inn, Greetland [1909] / landlord of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1917]

Kitchen, Titus
[1???-18??] In 1868, he set up a pottery in Elland

Kitchen, William
[17??-1788] Hatter in Halifax

Kitchen, William
[18??-19??]

In [Q4] 1893, he married Louisa Jane Payne [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Leonard

The family lived at

  • 24 Stephen Row, Northowram
  • 1 Spring Head, Northowram

Kitchen, William
[1840-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was an elementary school teacher – (probably) West Vale Board School [1891].

He married Sarah A. [1838-1???].

They lived at Stainland Road / Church Street, West Vale [1891]

Kitchen, William
[1865-1904] Born in Sheriff Hutton.

He was a stone quarryman [1893].

In 1893, he married Lavinia Woodcock [1867-1953] in Halifax.


Lavinia was born in Hightown
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Doris [b 1903]

The children were born in Brighouse.

The family lived at 2 Dale Street, Brighouse [1911, 1919]

Kitchenman, Charles
[1841-1907?] Wholesale grocer of Halifax.

In 1868, he married Emma, daughter of Bethel Moore.

Children:

  1. Linford Moore

The family lived at

In 1907, he bequeathed £5,000 for the erection – within 21 years of his death – of a separate wing or ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary to be called the Linford Moore Kitchenman Ward. The rest of his estate was to be held in trust for the maintenance and upkeep of the ward. If the money had not been spent and the ward not built within 21 years, it was to be given to another institution.

The Linford Moore Kitchenman Maternity Ward was opened in 1925, by which time the value of the bequest had increased to £7583

Kitchenman, George
[16??-17??] He was churchwarden at Illingworth Church [1692].

He was Constable of Ovenden in 1697 when the stocks at Illingworth Gaol were installed

Kitchenman, Linford Moore
[1869-1902] Son of Charles Kitchenman.

The Linford Moore Kitchenman Maternity Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary was named for him

Kitchenman, William
[16??-17??] Of Halifax.

He was a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1709].

See Isaac Beck

Kitching, John
[18??-19??] Wholesale and retail confectioner.

He lived at Hyde Park House, 1 Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax [1905]

Kitchingman, William
[1???-1670] Of Skircoat.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Kitchingman, William
[1640-1719] Of Skircoat.

Son of William Kitchingman.


Question: I suspect that I have confused the details of William and his father here. Please email me if you can help me sort out their wives and children

 

He married Sarah [1646-1704].

Children:

  1. Martha [d 1695]
  2. Anne who married James Greame
  3. Dorothy who married [9th September 1703] Matthew Blyford from Norwich
  4. Mary [d 1709] who married Joshua Firth
  5. Elizabeth who married (1) Thomas Priestley (2) James Stansfeld
  6. Sarah who married Nathaniel Jenkinson

The family lived at Boy Farm, Skircoat.

He also owned property in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and a share in a ship at Whitby – the Mary & Martha – which he left to his grandson William Greame.

William died 6th June 1719.

His death is recorded as


William Kitchingman of Skircote died June 6th 1719, very rich, age abt 79
 

The epitaph on the memorial for William and daughter Martha in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Kitchinman, Elizabeth
[14??-1476] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1453-1476]

Kitley, Herbert
[1895-1917] Son of John Kitley.

He was a member of St Augustine's Sunday School / a piecer in a cotton mill [1911] / employed by S. Whitley & Company at Hanson Lane Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [9th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon, and on the Memorial at Hanson Lane Cotton Mill, Halifax

Kitley, John
[1864-1931] Born in Southowram.

He was a woolsorter [1885].

On 28th November 1885, he married Emma Knott [1865-1916] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Plymouth
 

Children:

  1. Herbert

The family lived at 36 Bowman Terrace, Pellon [1911]

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

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

The Kitson family
Local family of potters. They were active from around 1700. They were mainly located in and around Elland.

See Kitson surname

Kitson & Whitworth
Earthenware manufacturers established by Oliver Kitson and Herbert Whitworth at Woodman Works, Elland

Kitson, Garthwaite & Firth
Flax spinners at Brighouse.

Partners included Richard Kitson, John Garthwaite and Benjamin Firth.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1845

Kitson's: J. & E. Kitson
Pipe and brick makers at Woodman Works, Elland [1874].

See Edward Kitson

Kitson Royd, Todmorden
Former name of Jumps, Todmorden

Kittewrit, Nalle
[12??-1???] Daughter of Richard the Kittewrit of Norland.

In 1275, she stole a sheet from the hedge of Robert de Saltonstall. An order was made for her arrest if she could be found

Kitty Moor, Norland
Recorded in 1845

Klondyke
A popular local name for The Mount, Todmorden

Klondyke Joe
Aka Joseph Schofield

Knapp, Rev Charles
[1867-1927] BA.

Born in Kingston-upon-Thames.

He was Senior Curate at Brighouse [1891-1893].

In 1893, he became Principal of Queen's College, St John's, Newfoundland.

On 10th September 1897, he married Florence Ormerod.


Florence was the daughter of daughter of Charles Jones Ormerod
 

In 1899, he returned to England and was staying with his father-in-law. At the time, he preached at Brighouse and Rastrick. He was popular and attracted large congregations.

On 18th January 1899, he set out to walk into Bradford for the day. He sent a wire to his wife saying that he would be home that evening, but he did not return. Some weeks later, his brother offered a £10 reward for information about Rev Knapp. He was known to have suffered from pains in the head and from depression which was believed to have been brought on by overstudy.

On 24th March 1899, the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle published an item under the heading A Missing Clergyman

At Brighouse on Saturday [18th March 1899], a letter was received from the Rev C. Knapp, who disappeared on January 18, to the effect that he was at New York, having crossed the Atlantic in a sailing vessel after a terrible voyage. The letter was written to his brother, Mr Valentine Knapp, of Kingston-on-Thames, who journeyed to Brighouse, Yorks, on Saturday afternoon to inform Mrs Charles Knapp


Question: Does anyone know what happened and why he went to New York?

 

In October 1909, he is recorded as having conducted the wedding of his sister-in-law, Mary Beatrice Ormerod, at St Matthew's, Rastrick.

They lived at Morfa Nevin, Carnarvonshire [1927].

Charles died at 17 Winchester Road, Oxford [20th July 1927].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,796 18/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Florence

Florencer died 2nd January 1948.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £49,670 8/2d.

She left bequests to her gardener [£1,500], to the daughter of her maid, to Great Ormond Street Hospital [£1,000], to St Dunstan's [£1,000], to Nazareth House Institution, Cheltenham [£1,000], to Gloucestershire Council [her home in Gloucestershire], and other bequests to the RNLI, the Port of Hull Sailors' Orphanage, and the Royal United Beneficent Association

Knapp-Fisher, Edward G.
[19??-2003] Born in Kent. He was a descendant of the bishop and martyr, Cardinal John Fisher [1469-1535].

He was educated at Worcester and Trinity College Oxford before becoming Curate at Brighouse [1940-1942].

He served with the RN Volunteer Reserve in the Far East during World War II.

Later, Bishop of Pretoria, South Africa

Knapton, Abraham
[1821-1886] Of Rastrick

He was a grocer at 33 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1843-19??].


Elizabeth was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [b 1867] who was an errand boy in shop [1900]
  2. Arthur [b 1871]
  3. Harriet [b 1879] who was a cotton winder [1886]
  4. Edward

The family lived at

  • 33 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1881]
  • 6 St Thomas Street, Rastrick [1911]

Abraham died in 1886.

In [Q4] 1892, Elizabeth married Edward Robinson in Halifax

Knapton, Edward
[1882-1918] Son of Abraham Knapton.

He was a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick / a member of the RAOB / a dyer's labourer (cotton dye works) [1911] / employed by Brookfoot Dye Works.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Brighouse Chums [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was accidentally killed by an exploding grenade on the bombing range [10th October 1918].

He was buried at Rastrick Church.

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

Knapton, Fred
[1878-1917] Brother of Alice Ann Knapton of 21 Chapel Street, Denholme, Bradford.

He worked for J. Lassey & Son.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [5th June 1917] (aged 39).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [2 & 3], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Knapton, George Herbert
[1884-1917]

In [Q2] 1915, he married Jessie Harrison in Leeds.

They lived at 150 Railway Terrace, Copley.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of wounds at Rouen [18th May 1917] (aged 33).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P II O 3B].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Knaresborough, Blind Jack of
See John Metcalfe

Knave Holes Clough, Baitings
See New Gate End Bridge

Kneafsey, Joseph
[1939-2013] He was Mayor of Calderdale [1989-1990]. Mohammed Najib was Deputy Mayor.

He was active in the twinning of Calderdale with County Mayo

Knight, David
[1???-1???] Constable of Shelf [1714-1715]

Knight, Eric
[1897-1943] Son of Marion Hilda (née Creasser) & Frederic Harrison Knight, a wealthy diamond merchant.

Born in Menston-in-Wharfedale [10th April 1897].

He was the third of four brothers.

His parents were Quakers.

His father died in the Boer War.


Various accounts say (1) his mother went to be a governess for the Russian imperial family in St Petersburg, and/or (2) that his mother married an American and went to live in the USA
 

In 1910, Eric came to live with his Creasser relatives at Skircoat Green and then at 30 Wellington Street, Halifax. He worked in J. B. Farrar's mill before going to the USA [1912].

In the US, he became a journalist and wrote several novels with a Yorkshire background, including

  • Invitation to Life [1934]
  • The Flying Yorkshireman [1936]
  • Song on Your Bugles [1937] – about the working class in northern England
  • You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up (as Richard Hallas) [1938]
  • The Happy Land [1940]
  • Lassie Come Home [1940] – a short story then a novel about Toots, his pet collie – from which began the Lassie set of films and TV programmes
  • This Above All [1941] – which was filmed with Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine [1942]
  • Sam Small Flies Again: The Amazing Adventures of the Flying Yorkshireman [1942]
  • Now we pray for our country
  • The Stricken Arenas – based on his 1938 experiences with miners in the closed-down pit communities in Yorkshire
  • The World of Plenty – about the world food supply; this was made into a film [1943]

He also wrote the handbook which was given to GIs coming to Britain.

He made many trips back to the UK.

He became a Major in the US Army.

He took American citizenship in 1942.

On 28th July 1917, he married (1) Dorothy Caroline Noyes Hall.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. daughter

The couple divorced.

On 2nd December 1932, he married (2) Jere Brylawski.

He died when he was travelling to North Africa and his plane crashed in the jungle of Dutch Guiana (now Surinam) [15th January 1943]. There have been suggestions that the plane was shot down in the belief that Franklin D. Roosevelt was on board

Knight, Rev Frederick William
[18??-19??] BA.

He was educated at London University and ordained at St John's Cleckheaton before becoming Curate at Cross Stone [1892]. He left to serve at Drighlington and East Woodhay Hampshire

Knight, James
[17??-18??] Constable of Halifax.

Recorded on 12th May 1813, when he chaired a Meeting about Luddite Disturbances held at the White Lion Inn

Knight, Rev James
[17??-18??] Son of Rev Titus Knight.

He became a minister of the Independent church at Colliers Rents, Southwark, London

Knight, James
[17??-18??] He had a warehouse in a field at South Parade, Halifax.

In 18??, Jack and Harry Clayton, and 2 other men were transported for robbing the warehouse

Knight, James
[17??-18??] Curate at Halifax [1822]

Knight, James
[1872-1935] He lived at Stoneleigh, Halifax.

He married Martha Ann

Knight, John
[16??-17??] He married either Susannah or Sara Crowther.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1711] who married Blakey Spencer
  2. Titus

Knight, John
[17??-1800] Surgeon and apothecary of Halifax.

He died 23rd March 1800

Knight, John
[18??-19??] Wedding carriage and cab proprietor at Ferguson Street Livery Stables, Halifax [1900, 1905] and 48 King Cross Street [1905].

He lived at Ferguson Street [1905]

Knight, Rev L.
[19??-19??] He was at Nottingham before becoming Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1963]

Knight, Philip
[1849-1???] Born in Codicote, Hertfordshire.

He was a Private with the 76th Regiment [1881].

He married Susannah Wilson [1860-1???].


Susannah was born in Halifax.

She was a mill hand (cotton) [1881]

 

They lived at 134 Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were mother-in-law Sarah Wilson [b London 1828] (charwoman), brothers-in-law James Wilson, John Richard Wilson [b 1862] (mill hand), Walter Wilson [b 1869], and sister-in-law Sarah Jane Wilson [b 1873]

Knight, Rev Samuel
[1759-1827] MA.

Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1798] and Vicar of Halifax [1817-1827].

See St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram and Wheelwright's Charity

Knight, Stanley Waddy
[1924-1943] Son of Rev Stuart Knight.

He was educated at Kingswood School, Bristol.

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with 150 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was killed in North Africa [7th August 1943] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Malta Memorial [8 2], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Knight, Stephen
[1???-19??] He married Janie Wilkinson in Halifax [Q4 1930].

They lived at Upper Marsh, Southowram.

Janie ran a corner shop at Upper Marsh [1950s]

Knight, Rev Stuart
[1???-19??] He was pastor at Foster Lane Methodist Church, Hebden Bridge.

In [Q3] 1921, he married Vera Waddy in Keighley.

Children:

  1. Stanley

They lived at Wolverton, Buckinghamshire

Knight, T. K.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Knight, Rev Titus
[1719-1793] Son of John Knight.

A coal-miner who worked in the Shibden coal mines from the age of 7.

Whilst working in the mine, he taught himself and acquired a knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Classical History.

On the instigation of John Wesley, he became a preacher and school-teacher. Because of Calvinistic feelings, he left the Methodists in 1762 to become an Independent, and preached at the Tabernacle in London.

In 1763, he was ordained and he returned to Halifax where he established a small independent chapel in two houses in Chapel Fold. Many Methodists followed him to the new chapel.

He held services here until Square Chapel was built for him in 1773, and he became its first Minister. He wrote a poem entitled Hhadash Hamishcan - which is Hebrew for New Tabernacle – to counteract criticism of the expense of the building.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. James
  3. Elizabeth [1762-1835]
  4. a daughter

When John Wesley visited the chapel in July 1772, he wrote:

My old friend, Titus Knight, offered me the use of his new meeting, larger than Dr Taylor's at Norwich ... and finished with the utmost elegance; but I judged more people would attend in the open air, so I preached in the cow market to a huge multitude

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

His widow died in November 1806

after a long and severe illness which she sustained with Christian resignation

Knight, William
[17??-18??] Attorney at Crown Street, Halifax [1816]

Knight, Rev William
[17??-1863] Halifax solicitor.

Son of Samuel Knight. He became a clergyman. He died at Barton-upon-Humber.

See Rev Amos Blackburn

Knighton, Francis Wilson
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1946-1947]

Knights & Bamber
Cotton spinners of Manchester. Partners included John Knight Snr, John Knight Jnr and William Bamber.

Between 1801 and 1805, they leased Small Lees Mill, Ripponden.

In 1803, they leased Upper Swift Place Mill, Soyland.

In 1805, they bought the mill. They sold it to John Whiteley. They continued at the mill until 1858

Knights of the Golden Horn
A friendly society recorded in October 1915, when members of the Elland Encampment of the order assembled at their headquarters at the Mexborough's Arms, Elland

The Knocker
A popular name for the Pioneer Cinema, Lee Mount

Knott, Richard Hustler
[1878-1???] Born in Middlesborough.

In [Q4] 1909, he married Ellen Emmett in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of
John Emmett
 

Children:

  1. Lena [b 1911]

In 1911, Ellen and Lena were living with Ellen's widowed mother Jane

Knott, Robert
[18??-19??] He was station master at Walsden Railway Station. He retired on 19th February 1900 after 52 years' service.

He went to live with his married daughter, Mrs Duckworth, in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

See Knotts Grove

Knotts
Area of Todmorden

Knotts Naze, Todmorden
Escarpment at Todmorden

Knotts Wood, Todmorden

Knowl House, Lightcliffe
Or Knowle House. Knowle Top Road.

The property is recorded as having 9 rooms [1911].

Owners and tenants have included

Knowl Top Farm, Walsden
Owners and tenants have included

On 30th September 1913, a fire caused about £200 damage

Knowl Top, Heptonstall
A row of 9 early 19th century cottages

Knowl Top, Lightcliffe
18th century house. Demolished in 19??

There was a small colliery here owned by William Barraclough.

Knowl Wood
Area to the south of Todmorden

Knowle End Farm, Todmorden
John Sutcliffe was born here

The Knowle, Rastrick
Owners and tenants have included

Knowle Top Bar, Lightcliffe

Knowle Top Cricket Club, Lightcliffe
Recorded in the 1870s

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

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

Knowles's: A. Knowles & Sons
General carriers, railway booking and shipping agents at 44 Crown Street, Halifax [1916]

Knowles & Sons
Wholesale ale and porter brewers at Denholme Gate.

Established by Jonathan Knowles in partnership with his sons Jonathan and George.

From the 1840s, the firm pursued a policy of purchasing licensed premises, principally in Halifax, Bradford, Thornton, Haworth and Keighley.

They retained the management of some pubs and leased others on a tied basis.

They owned the following Halifax premises:

In 1885, the firm was in financial difficulties and entered into voluntary liquidation.

The Denholme premises were later acquired by Boardmans Breweries

Knowles's Dairy, Halifax
13A Clover Hill.

Sales outlet for the milk & cream produced by William Knowles at Well Head Farm

Knowles's: W. T. Knowles & Sons
Elland Road.

Sanitary-ware and pipes manufacturers established in 1906 by Walter Thomas Knowles. They took over the workings of the Ash Grove Brick, Tile & Fireclay Company.

The works have been damaged by fire on 27th July 1928, and on July 1959.

The business now operates from newly-refurbished premises which were formerly the Rawson's Arms on Elland Road

Knowlwood
District of Walsden.

See Hudsonites

Knowlwood Sick & Funeral Society, Todmorden
Recorded on 25th June 1912, when it was decided to dissolve the Society

Knowsley, Walsden
18th century house. Inchfield Road.

A modern house was built on the same plot as the original, and incorporated some of the original 18th century features.

It was re-named the Blue Pig.

Owners and tenants have included

Knox, Father
[1???-19??] Parish Priest at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse [1950s]

Knox, Rev Ian C.
[19??-19??] Curate at Illingworth [1955], Assistant Curate at Lightcliffe [1959], and Vicar of Rastrick [1960-1977].

He left to become an honorary canon at Wakefield Cathedral and vicar of St Peter's Huddersfield

Knox, James
[18??-19??] Born in Halifax. Moved to Rhode Island in the USA. In 1945, his estate bequeathed £1840 to the Halifax Infirmary

Knur & spell
The game – also known as Poor man's golf, Billets, Billeting, and Spell & Trap. - was popular in the district until the early part of this century.

The game was frequently accompanied by betting, and often for very high stakes.

See Bottomley Arms, Shelf, Golden Eagle, Halifax, Heptonstall Museum, Lower George, Halifax, Wraggles Inn, Halifax, The Crispin Inn Shibden Hall, Windmill Tavern, Northowram and Yorkshire Film Archive

Kosset Carpets Limited
Brighouse-based manufacturer of foam-backed tufted carpets.

The company was known around the world for its Persian kitten symbol, Susie.

The company was created when Crossley's Carpets merged with Brinton's Limited of Kidderminster, The Carpet Manufacturing Company of Kidderminster, James Templeton Company Limited of Glasgow, and T. Bond Worth & Sons of Stourport.

The company moved into Brookfoot Mill, opening on 27th September 1956. It had the largest dyeing vats – or kettles – in Europe

The factory employed more than 1000 workers in its heyday.

In the 1980s, carpet sales declined in the face of cheaper American imports and the company was sold to the John Crowther textile group. The company closed in 1985.

In 1988, Coloroll bought the John Crowther textile group. In June 1990, Coloroll went in receivership. A management buy-out bought Kosset for £17·5m.

In March 1993, the US Shaw Industries bought Kosset with a factory in Bradford.

In August 2005, there were reports of an investigation into incidences of mesothelioma amongst past employees of the company.

See Anita Carey

KP Foods
Ovenden. Biscuit manufacturing. A subsidiary of United Biscuits. Opened in 193?.

Closed in 1989

Krabtree, Rev Henry

Krumlin
Aka Crumlin.

District of Halifax near Barkisland and Ringstone Edge Reservoir.

Neolithic axe heads have been found here.

In 1970, Brian Highley of Halifax and Derek McEwen of Mixenden appeared at Halifax Bankruptcy Court after losing £30,796 on a pop-music festival which failed at Krumlin after potential backers did not materialise.

See Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland and Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland

Krumlin Band
Barkisland brass band

Krumlin Hall, Barkisland
Owners and tenants have included

Krumlin Hall Estate, Barkisland
Aka Fir Grove, Barkisland.

See Mary Hopkins

Krumlin Service Reservoir
Built in 1990. This is a steel tank holding water for Barkisland, Krumlin and Sowerby Bridge

Kubelik, Jan
[1880-1940] The Czech composer and violinist gave a recital at the Victoria Hall in 1904. It is said that
he gave Leeds a wide berth as being no good musically in comparison with Halifax

Küberlein, Dr
[18??-18??] Of Ripponden. Elected to the College of Preceptors [December 1861]

Kyngswalshaghe
Erringden.

(Probably) a form of the name King's Walshaw.

Recorded in December 1537, when Thomas Stansfeld was mentioned in the Wakefield Manor Rolls

Kyte, Jake
[1905-1940] Son of Emma & Jonah Kyte of Darnall, Sheffield.

Born in Attercliffe, Sheffield [22 May 1905].

He was living in Halifax and working at Crossley's carpets [1918].

In [Q1] 1927, he married Catherine Swain in Halifax.

They lived in Sheffield.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 51 Battery 38 Lt. A. A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in Huddersfield [11th November 1940].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [E 140]

Kyte, Mr
[16??-16??] In 1665, he was a Dutch merchant living in Halifax. He was one of many merchants who bought kerseys at Halifax for export. He regularly sent 300 to 400 kerseys of cloth each week for export to the Netherlands where they were dyed and sent on to other parts of Europe and to Turkey


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