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Alfred Ainley [18??-19??]
Allan Ainley [1899-1918]
Andrew Ainley [1862-19??]
Benjamin Ainley [1868-1935]
Clarence Ainley [1893-1918]
Daniel Ainley [18??-18??]
Daniel Ainley [1835-1900]
Ely Ainley [1859-1922]
Dr Fred Shaw Ainley [1871-1952]
George Ainley [1811-1???]
George Ainley [1866-1920]
George Ainley [1898-1918]
Dr George Henry Ainley [1859-1893]
Harry Ainley [1861-1925]
Henry Ainley [1878-1946]
Henry Hinchliffe Ainley [1879-1945]
Herbert Ainley [1881-19??]
Hirst Ainley [18??-1???]
Horace Ainley [1896-1917]
Isaac Ainley [1793-1862]
James Ainley [18??-18??]
James Ainley [1860-1937]
Joe Ainley [18??-19??]
Joe Ainley [1871-1832]
John Ainley [1???-18??]
John Ainley [18??-18??]
John Ainley [1820-1???]
John Ainley [1834-1894]
John Ainley [1835-1904]
John Ainley [1837-1908]
John Ainley [1839-1902]
John Heaton Ainley [1901-1961]
John Marsden Ainley [19??-????]
Joseph Ainley [1808-1867]
Luther Samuel Ainley [1893-1917]
Maurice Ainley [1896-1916]
Michael David Ainley [1949-19??]
Misses Ainley
Richard Ainley [1851-1???]
Rothwell Ainley [1850-1936]
Samuel Ainley [1822-1894]
Tom Ainley [1897-1918]
William Ainley [18??-19??]
William Ainley [1840-1905]
William Henry Ainley [1856-1936] 


Ainley, Alfred
[18??-19??] He married Emmalina Noble.


Emmalina was the daughter of
Benjamin Noble
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin Noble (Ainley) [1882-1883]

The family lived at Ashfield, Golcar [1883].

Their son Benjamin was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with his mother's family

Ainley, Allan
[1899-1918] Son of Andrew Ainley.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [24th December 1899].

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

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

He was buried at the Poix-Du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension [II A 7].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Ainley, Andrew
[1862-19??] Born in Bank Top, Southowram [4th June 1862].

He was a stone quarryman [1888] / a stone miner [1911]

On 31st March 1888, he married Sarah Jane Pizzer [1871-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Jane was born in Bury St Edmunds
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1888-1890]
  2. Clara [b 1890] who was a cotton spinner [1911] and married [15th April 1911] Wilfred Turner in Southowram
  3. Joe Willie [1892-1956] who was a nipper at quarry [1911]
  4. Annie [b 1897] who was a back tenter at mill [1911]
  5. Allan
  6. Eliza Jane [b 1903]
  7. Sissy [b 1907]
  8. Freddy / Fred [1908-1980]

The children were born in Southowram and baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

The family lived at 22 Church Lane, Southowram / 22 Birks Top, Southowram [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was visitor Wilfred Turner [aged 19] (dyer at Bradford).

Andrew was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [26 May 1917]

Ainley, Benjamin
[1868-1935] Son of John Ainley.

Born 1st April 1868.

He was a cotton card room assistant [1894].

On 10th November 1894, he married Sophia Bridson Bottomley [1870-1963] at Elland Parish Church.


Sophia was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Maurice
  2. Laura [1900-1986] who married James Galloway

Ainley, Clarence
[1893-1918] Son of James Ainley.

Born in Copley [16th July 1893].

Baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley [3rd September 1893].

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

On 16th October 1915, he married Elsie Booth [1893-1941] in Halifax.


Elsie was born in
 

During World War I, he enlisted with the 4th Battalion West Riding Territorial Army in Halifax [23rd November 1914]. He saw active service in France and attained the rank of Corporal.

He was discharged [22nd November 1917] as being not physically fit for war.

He died in Barkisland [12th December 1918].

He & other members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Ainley, Daniel
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1804-1877].

Children:

  1. Annice [1837-1893] who married Elkanah Hoyle Briscombe
  2. Harriet [1839-1867] who possibly married [Q1 1863] Thomas Wood

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

Ainley, Daniel
[1835-1900] MRCS, LRCP, MOH.

Son of George Ainley.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a grocer living at Southgate, Halifax [1857] / a grocer at the No. 5 branch of the Halifax Working Men's Co-operative Society, Ovenden [1861] / in business.

In 1865, he was a medical student at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

He became a medical practitioner in Halifax.

In 1872, he became Medical Officer of Health for Halifax (at a fee of £50 per year) and held the post for 28 years.

The Halifax Courier [30th October 1880] reported


The Sanitary Committee [on 12th October 1880] passed a resolution in favour of the reappointment of Mr Daniel Ainley was lost by 5 votes to 4.

This was seen to be a rigged vote for the appointment, and Ainley was reappointed

 

An article in The Homœpathic World [1st December 1880] indicates that Dr Ainley he was a proponent of homœpathy, and that he was ousted by

the allopathic clique in Halifax

in favour of Dr Cookson when the Sanitary Committee was choosing a Medical Officer of Health for Halifax.

In 1893, he devoted all his time to public work. He was involved in a local fever hospital.

In April 1900, he gave evidence to the Royal Commission on Vaccination about the smallpox outbreak in Halifax.

On 27th September 1857, he married (1) Jane Gledhill [1837-1880] in Wakefield.


Jane, of Wakefield, was the daughter of Henry Gledhill (stuff finisher), and was a dress maker at the time of the marriage
 

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. Annie [1867-1917]
  3. Ada Jane [1871-1953]

He married (2) Emma Freeman [1841-1922].


Emma was the widow of Alfred Sykes [1839-1875].

She had a daughter by her first marriage: Florence E. Sykes [b  1869]

 

They lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was Richard R. Davidson.

He went to Bournemouth, to recover from a cold, and died after a brief illness [24th April 1900].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 801].

Emma and her first husband were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Ainley, Ely
[1859-1922] Son of John Ainley.

Born 13th January 1859.

He was a cotton spinner [1879].

On 15th November 1879, he married Martha Hoyle [1859-1927] at Elland Parish Church.


Martha was the sister of Esther, the second wife of Ely's brother William Henry
 

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1880]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1887]
  3. John William [b 1889]
  4. Lilian [b 1895]

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden: Ely [7th September 1922]; Martha [23rd July 1927]

Ainley, Dr Fred Shaw
[1871-1952] Born in Lindley.

He was a medical practitioner [1901] / a surgeon / Medical Officer for Stainland-with-Old-Lindley [1905]

In [Q1] 1896, he married Viola Nicholson [1871-1940] in Atcham, Shropshire.


Viola was born in New Zealand
 

Children:

  1. George Eric [b 1897]
  2. Francis C [b 1899]

The family lived at Crossfield House, Stainland [1901, 1905].

Fred died in Claro.

Viola died in Knaresborough

Ainley, George
[1811-1???] Born in Manchester / Newcastle.

He was a woollen weaver [1841] / a power loom overlooker [1851] / an engineer [1857] / an overlooker in a woollen factory [1861] / a mill manager.

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


Rebecca was born in Huddersfield. She was a piece numberer? [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1830] who was a factory hand [1851]
  2. Daniel
  3. John [b 1837]
  4. Mary [b 1840]
  5. Joseph [b 1843] who was a warper & sizer [1861]

The family lived at

  • Old Lee Bank [1841]
  • Lee Bank [1851, 1861]

Living with them [in 1851] were boarders Humphrey Haigh [aged 36] (woollen weaver) and Hannah Haigh [aged 32] (woollen filler) 

Ainley, George
[1866-1920] He was a blacksmith [1901] / a dyer [1911]

On 11th August 1894, he married Eliza Broadbent [1870-1938] at Elland Parish Church.


Eliza was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1895-1955]
  2. Tom
  3. Ada [b 1903]

The family lived at 10 Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Ainley, George
[1898-1918] Son of Alice Mary & George Ainley of 82 Randall Street, Sheffield.

Born in Sheffield.

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

He died 30th July 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Hagle Dump Cemetery [II D 5].

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial


Question: Does anyone know anything of his links to Barkisland?

 

Ainley, Dr George Henry
[1859-1893] Son of Daniel Ainley.

He was living with his parents at the No. 5 branch of the Halifax Working Men's Co-operative Society, Ovenden [1861].

He became ship's surgeon for the British & African Steam Navigation Company Limited, a company which imported palm oil and ivory from Africa.

In 1884, he married Mary Ann Dewhurst in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Norman / Norrie [1885-1887]

The family lived at Cross Hills Cottage, Halifax.

In January 1887, he sailed to West Africa aboard the company's ship Mayumba. On arrival in Lagos, Nigeria, a number of officers played a game of cricket, during which he suffered the effects of sunstroke [or malarial fever] and fainted. He recovered in the shade, but died the next day, and was buried at sea.

There is a memorial to him and Norrie in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 801].

The news took 3 months to reach his wife

Ainley, Harry
[1861-1925] Son of John Ainley.

Born 17th March 1861.

He was a cotton spinner [1893].

On 21st October 1893, he married Lavinia Howarth [1862-1938] at Elland Parish Church.


Lavinia was born in Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
 

They had no children.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [3rd October 1925]

Ainley, Henry
[1878-1946] Son of John Ainley.

He married Isabel [1877-1946].

Children:

  1. Jessie who married George E. W. Knowles

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Ainley, Henry Hinchliffe
[1879-1945] Son of Richard Ainley.

Born at Morley, Leeds [21st August 1879].

He was a bank clerk in Sheffield before becoming a popular Shakespearean actor. He appeared on the stage and in a few films

He was a member of Francis Robert Benson's company, and later, of Herbert Beerbohm Tree's company.

He worked in America.

In 1903, he married (1) Suzanne [1875-1924].


Suzanne was born in the US, the daughter of Richard Sheldon of New York
 

Henry and Suzanne divorced in 19??.

He married (2) Elaine Fearon.

He married (3) Bettina Riddle.


Bettina was a novelist and later became Baroness von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
 

Children:

  1. Richard [1910-1967] who was an actor (often under the name Richard Riddle
  2. Anthony [1932-2004] who was an actor and played the rôle of the Master in Dr Who [1980-1986]
  3. daughter
  4. daughter

He was a close friend of writer and actor Roland Pertwee, and the godfather of Roland's son, actor Jon Pertwee.

He was a visitor to Lower Cragg Hall, Cragg Vale.

He died in London [31st October 1945].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,306 1/11d

Ainley, Herbert
[1881-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone sawyer [1911].

In [Q4] 1905 he married Annie Clayton [1881-19??] from Luddenden.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1906]

The family lived at St Ann's in the Grove, Southowram [1911]

Ainley, Hirst
[18??-1???] He owned Wapping Spring Brewery, Outlane [18??]

Ainley, Horace
[1896-1917] Son of James Ainley.

Born in Copley [29th August 1896].

Baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley [1st November 1896].

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / employed in the finishing department at Horsfall's mill, West Vale.

He lived at Mawson Place, Mall Nook, Barkisland [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 92nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [17th May 1917].

He was buried at the Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy [I J 11].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland, on Barkisland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Barkisland, and on the Memorial at Wall Nook Primitive Methodist Chapel

Ainley, Isaac
[1793-1862] Son of Samuel Ainley, woolsorter.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a weaver of Sowerby [1816] / a woollen manufacturer of Sowerby [1835] / a woollen manufacturer of Sowerby Town [1837] / a weaver [1841] / piece worker [1845] / a weaver [1851] / a weaver of Sowerby Halifax [1859] / a woollen weaver handloom [1861] / a manager [1871] / a manufacturer [1888].

In 1816, he married (1) Elizabeth (Betty) Wood [1797-1852] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty came from Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [bapt 1817]
  2. John
  3. Samuel
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 1824] who was a twister [1841] a reeler (worsted) [1851]
  5. Isaac [b 1826] who was an engine tender [1841] a blue dyer [1851]
  6. Thomas [bapt 1828] who was a dresser [1841] a machine tenter [1851]
  7. Sidney [bapt 1835] who was a spinner (worsted) [1851]
  8. Emma [bapt 1837]
  9. William

In 1859, he married (2) Susan [1793-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan / Susy, of Sowerby, was the daughter of spinner William Farrar, and widow of Mr Wadsworth
 

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Town [1841]
  • 1 Dean Lane End, Sowerby [1851]
  • 34, 35 Main Street, Sowerby [1861]

Isaac died in Sowerby [1862].

In 1871, the widowed Susy Ainley was a stocking knitter living at Sowerby Almshouses

Ainley, James
[18??-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Marshall Hall Mills, Elland [1861]

Ainley, James
[1860-1937] Son of Charles Ainley, carter.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a delver of Woodhouse Terrace, Skircoat [1892] / a mason, stone dresser & builder [1901] / a stone dresser [1911].

On 5th September 1892, he married (1) Emily Malthouse [1872-1905] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emily, of Copley Hall, Skircoat, was born in Bramley, the daughter of Thomas Malthouse, tar distiller
 

Children:

  1. Clarence
  2. Horace Horace 29 Aug 1896 – 17 May 1917 Horace 1/11/1896
  3. Lucy [1901-1905]

The children were baptised at St Stephen's Church, Copley.

Emily died in Barkisland [21st June 1905] (aged 34).

On 14th December 1905, he married (2) Martha Ann Brooke [1864-1949] at Christ Church, Barkisland.


Martha Ann, of Wall Nook, Barkisland, was the daughter of Benjamin Brooke, plush weaver
 

The family lived at

  • 3 Copley Hall Row, Copley, Halifax [1901]
  • Mawson / Mouldson Place, Wall Nook, Barkisland [1911]

James died in Barkisland [28th February 1937].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

Ainley, Joe
[18??-19??] In 1931, it was recorded that he had been a Member and/or Chairman of the Library Committee of Elland Council for 30 years.

See Elland Museum

Ainley, Joe
[1871-1832] Son of John Ainley.

In [Q2] 1899, he married May Heaton [1874-1937] in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. John Heaton

The family lived at Rydal Mount [1932].

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Ainley, John
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Old Lindley [1835]

Ainley, John
[18??-18??] (Possibly) partner in one or more of

Ainley, John
[1820-1???] Son of Isaac Ainley.

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1820].

He was a weaver [1841].

On 21st February 1841, he married Betty Gledhill [1822-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty, a twister of Sowerby, was the daughter of Thomas Gledhill, farmer
 

Ainley, John
[1834-1894] Born in Barkisland.

He was an engine tenter [1834].

On 22nd June 1856, he married Mary Ann Hollas at Elland Parish Church


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Henry Hollas
 

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Ely
  3. Harry [1861-1925]
  4. Nancy [1865-1932] who married John Sutcliffe
  5. Benjamin

Mary Ann were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [6th November 1893]

Ainley, John
[1835-1904] Son of Joseph Ainley.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 16 men & 2 boys [1861] / a grease & oil extractor (master) employing 9 men [1871] / a dyer & finisher 17 men [1881] / a dyer & oil extractor [1891] / (possibly) mining at Ashgrove Mine, Southowram [1896] / a dyer & finisher / brick pipe manufacturer [1901]

Around 1870, he established John Ainley & Sons (Oil Merchants) Limited.

He married Elizabeth [1846-1909].


Elizabeth was from Batley
 

Children:

  1. Fred [1869-1942]
  2. Joe
  3. Mary Elizabeth [1875-1948] who never married
  4. Henry

The family lived at

  • Old Earth Road [1861]
  • 32 Old Earth Road [1871]
  • Elland Lane [1881]
  • Brampton House, Old Earth [1891]
  • Ash Grove, Southowram [1901, 1904]
  • (possibly) Long Lea Terrace, Elland [1905]

John died at Ash Grove [1st December 1904].

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £13,541 15/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow and John Whitaker (waste dealer) 

Ainley, John
[1837-1908] He was an accountant.

In [Q1] 1859, he married Eliza Walsh [1838-1899] in Halifax.

They lived at 24 Akeds Road, Halifax [1899, 1908]

Eliza died 5th November 1899 (aged 61).

John died 5th December 1908 (aged 71) 

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 133 A]

Ainley, John
[1839-1902] Of Willow Park, Sowerby Bridge.

On 14th April 1902, he was seen at Triangle, shortly before going missing. Newspapers reported that


his memory has been failing him and he had almost lost the power of speech
 

Rev J. P. Burt organised parties to search Norland, Greetland, Sowerby and Soyland.

Ainley was found at Outlane in an exhausted condition, and was taken to Huddersfield Workhouse Enquiry where he died

Ainley, John Heaton
[1901-1961] Son of Joe Ainley.

He was Managing Director of John Ainley & Sons (Oil Merchants) Limited.

In [Q4] 1934, he married Annie Marsden [1909-1988].

Children:

  1. John Marsden

He died at The Caravan Site, Potters Hill, Felton Winford, Somerset [24th June 1961].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £41,080 8/7d.

Probate was granted to his widow and his son

Ainley, John Marsden
[19??-????] Son of John Heaton Ainley.

He was an oil merchant [1961]

Ainley, Joseph
[1808-1867] Born in Norland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1841] / a woollen manufacturer at Tag Lock Mill, Elland [1845] / a woollen manufacturer [1851] / a woollen manufacturer employing 2 women [1861].

In July 1858, he was declared bankrupt with liabilities of £1,303 11/11d and assets of £298 12/9d.

On 1st January 1832, he married Elizabeth Mitchell [1810-1860] at Elland Parish Church.


Elizabeth was from Norland
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1832]
  2. John
  3. Martha Ann [b 1840]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  5. Hannah [b 1845]
  6. Joseph [1846-1912]
  7. Grace [1848-1866]
  8. Eliza Jane [b 1850]
  9. Maria [b 1854]

The children were all baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Lower Edge, Elland [1841]
  • Old Earth, Elland [1851]
  • 32 Old Earth Road [1861]

Ainley, Luther Samuel
[1893-1917] Son of A. Ainley of 23 New North Road, Huddersfield.

He was organist at New North Road Baptist School, Huddersfield / a clerk in the West Yorkshire Bank, Halifax.

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

He was serving with the East African Expeditionary Forces.

He died from shell shock [7th July 1917] (aged 24).

Ainley, Maurice
[1896-1916] Son of Benjamin Ainley.

Born 5th June 1896.

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

He died 3rd September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, and on Rishworth War Memorial

Ainley, Michael David
[1949-19??] Engineer who lived at Ovenden Way.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

He was charged with the murder of Pamela Davis in 1971

Ainley, Misses
Milliners at 34 West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1902].

Isaac Young, the dentist, attended at the shop every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

From 1903, Young & Burrell attended at the shop every Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Ainley, Richard
[1851-1???] Born in Horbury,

He was a cloth finisher [1879].

On 12th December 1878, he married Ada Hinchliffe in Headingley, Leeds.


Ada was the illegitimate daughter of Betty Hinchliffe and
James Horsfall
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1883]
  2. Henry Hinchliffe

Ainley, Rothwell
[1850-1936] Born in Halifax.

He was manager of a beerhouse at 16 Bridge Street East, Halifax [1911].

In [Q1] 1871, he married (possibly) Sarah Windle [1852-1892] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1880] who was a roving box winder [1911] and married Mr Barnett
  2. Emily [b 1888] who was a toffee packer [1911]
  3. Beatrice [b 1891] who was a servant (public house) [1911]

Ainley, Samuel
[1822-1894] Son of Isaac Ainley.

Born in Sowerby.

Baptised 1822.

He was a dyer [1841, 1845, 1851] / an overlooker of worsted goods [1861] / a worsted overlooker [1871] / an overlooker of printed goods (fac hand tex) [1881] / innkeeper at the Blue Ball, Halifax [1891].

In 1845, he married (1) Hannah Crowther [1824-1859] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah, of Sowerby, was the daughter of blacksmith Robert Crowther
 

Children:

  1. Rachel Ann [b 1849] who was a factory hand worsted [1861]
  2. Crowther [b 1851]
  3. Caroline Crowther [b 1854] who was a worsted factory hand [1871]
  4. Frances Crowther [b 1855] who was a worsted factory hand [1871] and married Frank Shaw

On 15th July 1871, he married (2) Sarah Ann [1830-1887] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Halifax, was the daughter of weaver Benjamin Farrar, and widow of Edward Howarth.

She and Edward Howarth married in Halifax [1852]

 

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Town [1851]
  • 61 Main Street, Sowerby [1861]
  • 30 Clarence Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Villiers Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] was relative James Crowther [aged 21] (weaver power).

Living with them in 1881 was a boarder Frank Ainley [aged 35] (widower, traveller in wines & spirits) born in Hipperholme.

In 1888, he married (3) Mary Ann at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was the daughter of blue dyer John Hoult, and widow of William Marshall.

She was landlady of the Blue Ball [1887]

 

After Mary Ann's death, Samuel took over at the Blue Ball [1891]

Ainley, Tom
[1897-1918] Son of George Ainley

He was a worsted hand bobbin fitter [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [10th September 1915], and served as a Sergeant with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He embarked from Southampton [27th September 1916] and arrived in Le Havre [28th September 1916].

He joined the fighting at the Front [11th October 1916], and was promoted to Lance Corporal [27th July 1917], to Corporal [13th September 1917], and to Sergeant [4th October 1917].

He died of wounds to his back & chest [26th August 1918].

He was buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille [II E 13]

Ainley, William
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Ainley, William
[1840-1905] Of Sowerby Town.

Son of Isaac Ainley.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a carder [1861] / a foreman cotton carder.

On 16th October 1861, he married (1) Lydia Ann Saltonstall at St Peter's, Sowerby.


Lydia Ann was the daughter of William Saltonstall
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1863]
  2. Albert [b 1865]
  3. Smith [b 1866]
  4. Margaret Ellen [b 1869]
  5. William Henry [b 1872]
  6. Emily [b 1885]

Lydia Ann died in Erringden [1876].

On 31st January 1877, he married (2) Ann [1840-1907] in Sowerby.


Ann [née Whiteley] was born in Midgley, and widow of Mr Wilkinson
 

William died in Erringden [8th November 1905].

Ann died in Erringden [1907]

Ainley, William Henry
[1856-1936] Son of John Ainley.

He was a labourer [1884].

On 27th July 1884, he married (1) Mary Hannah Gledhill [1859-1895].


Mary Hannah was born in Scammonden
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1884]
  2. Eli [b 1885]
  3. Edward [b 1887]
  4. Harry [b 1889]

Mary Hannah died in 1895.

In [Q1] 1896, he married (2) Esther Hoyle [1857-1931].


Esther was born in Ripponden.

She was the sister of Martha who married William's brother Ely.

Esther had an illegitimate son: Stephen [b 1886]

 

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden: Esther [10th October 1931]; William [18th January 1936]

 

Ainley surname
Other forms of the surname include Anelay and Aynley. Recorded in 1298

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Ainley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Ainley:


Baptism 1820; Marriages 1875, 1879, 1899, 1907, 1914; Deaths 1899, 1900
 



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