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Albert Ackroyd [1889-1918]
Alfred Ackroyd [1846-1898]
Arnold Ackroyd [1896-1917]
Arthur William Ackroyd [1892-1917]
Asa Ackroyd [1873-1931]
Ben Ackroyd [1922-1944]
Benjamin Ackroyd [18??-1???]
Benjamin Ackroyd [1896-1917]
C. Ackroyd [19??-19??]
Charles Clay Thomas Ackroyd [1897-1917]
Daniel Toman Ackroyd [1894-1915]
David Ackroyd [1816-1846]
Edward Ackroyd [1???-1???]
Edward Ackroyd [1609-1642]
Edward Ackroyd [1862-1???]
Edward Ackroyd [1870-1914]
Eliza Frances Ackroyd [1817-1896]
Ernest Ackroyd [1880-19??]
Ernest Ackroyd [1890-1915]
Francis Wood Ackroyd [1858-1925]
Frank Ackroyd [1888-1918]
Frederick Ackroyd [1867-1943]
Gerald Ackroyd [1885-1916]
Harold Ackroyd [1891-19??]
Harry Ackroyd [1861-1???]
Henry Beaumont Ackroyd [1???-19??]
Henry John Ackroyd [1806-18??]
Ira Ackroyd [1870-1927]
J. Ackroyd [18??-19??]
James Ackroyd [18??-1895]
James Ackroyd [1812-1895]
John Ackroyd [1???-1???]
John Ackroyd [1???-1856]
John Ackroyd [17??-18??]
John Ackroyd [1780-1856]
John Ackroyd [1799-18??]
John Arnold Ackroyd [1880-19??]
John Henry Ackroyd [1886-1917]
John Thomas Ackroyd [1868-19??]
John William Ackroyd [1891-1915]
Joseph Ackroyd [1863-1941]
Joseph Ackroyd [1866-1909]
Joseph Ackroyd [1884-1917]
Keith Ackroyd [19??-]
Leah Ackroyd [18??-1898]
Leonard Ackroyd [1866-19??]
Lewis Ackroyd [1893-1918]
Louis Ackroyd [1891-1915]
M. L. Ackroyd [19??-19??]
Manoah Ackroyd [1839-1902]
Maria Ackroyd [1820-1899]
Oliver Ackroyd [1827-1885]
Percival Oscar Ackroyd [1892-1918]
Samuel Ackroyd [18??-19??]
Sidney Ackroyd [1867-1933]
Thomas Ackroyd [1824-1899]
Thomas Ackroyd [1866-1???]
Thomas Longbottom Ackroyd [180?-18??]
W. Ackroyd [18??-1905]
William Ackroyd [17??-18??]
Rev William Ackroyd [17??-1826]
William Ackroyd [1786-1854]
William Ackroyd [1791-18??]
William Ackroyd [1840-1914]
William Ackroyd [1852-1905]
William Ackroyd [1854-1901]
William Ackroyd [1856-1921]
William Henry Ackroyd [1898-1918] 


Ackroyd, Albert
[1889-1918] Son of Mary Ann (née Cheetham) [1865-1943] & David Ackroyd [1863-1932].

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton spinner with Matthew Ackroyd & Sons [1908].

On 8th August 1914, he married Eva Ellen Brook [1888-1978] at Elland Methodist Church.

They lived at

  • 26 Gordon Street, Elland [1908]
  • 35 Calder Terrace, Elland [1918]

He served with the 4th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)  Territorial Force [5th June 1908 until 4th June 1912].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died of diphtheria in Southern Russia [17th August 1918] (aged 29).

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Ackroyd, Alfred
[1846-1898] Born in Denholme.

He was licensee of the Travellers' Rest, Elland [1898].

In 1869, he married Judith Atkinson [1846-1927] in Bradford.


Judith came from Denholme
 

Children:

  1. Ira
  2. Asa
  3. Arthur [b 1879] who was a bar man at the Travellers' Rest, Elland [1911]

Alfred died at the Travellers' Rest. After his death, Judith took over at the Travellers' Rest [1898, 1901, 1911].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898.

In 1911, Judith went to the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland, and her son, Ira, took over at the Travellers' Rest

On Judith's death in 1927, her son, Asa, took over at the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland

Ackroyd, Arnold
[1896-1917] Son of Joseph Ackroyd.

Born in Heptonstall [4th March 1896].

He was a cloth weaver / a fireman with Robertshaw's.

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

He drowned 16th August 1917 (aged 21)  after falling overboard whilst replacing a flagstaff.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [21].

His cousins Francis Sutcliffe & Harry Sutcliffe also died in the War

Ackroyd, Arthur William
[1892-1917] Son of Sidney Ackroyd.

Born in Southowram.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / a driver for Greenwood's of Exley.

He lived at 15 John Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [23rd November 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [108 & 111], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Charles also died in the War

Ackroyd, Asa
[1873-1931] Son of Alfred Ackroyd.

On the death of his mother, Judith's, in 1927, he took over at the Oddfellows' Arms, Elland He remained there until his death.

On 20th April 1931, his body was found in Foreside Dam, Denholme Clough

Ackroyd, Ben
[1922-1944] Son of Phyllis & James Ackroyd of Heptonstall.

In [Q1] 1843, he married Ethel Spencer in Todmorden.

They lived at Heptonstall.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant W. Op./Air Gnr with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 27th January 1944 (aged 22).

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [F 30]

Ackroyd, Benjamin
[18??-1???]

He married Lois [18??-1898].

They lived at Old Lindley, Holywell Green.

Lois died 12th September 1898.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £372 4/11d to her husband

Ackroyd, Benjamin
[1896-1917] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th September 1917.

He was buried at the Tyne Cot Cemetery [VIII A 17].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Ackroyd, C.
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Ackroyd, Charles Clay Thomas
[1897-1917] Son of Sidney Ackroyd.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by George Patchett & Sons at Sedburgh Wire Works.

He lived at 53 Oxford Terrace, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [8th October 1917].

He was buried at the Oxford Road Cemetery [I E 9].

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

His brother Arthur William also died in the War

Ackroyd, Daniel Toman
[1894-1915] Son of Leonard Ackroyd.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth finisher at Dapper Mills.

He lived at 27 Page Hill, Wheatley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France in June 1915.

He was killed in action in France [13th September 1915] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery [I B 37].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Ackroyd, David
[1816-1846] He was a worsted weaver.

He married Sarah Greenwood [1816-1865].

Children:

  1. William

Sarah was a school mistress [1851]. When son William married, Sarah retired and became his housekeeper.

The family lived at

  • Friendly [1841]
  • Burnley Road, Friendly [1851]

Ackroyd, Edward
[1???-1???] Of Shay Lane, Ovenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edward

Ackroyd, Edward
[1609-1642] Son of Edward Ackroyd.

Halifax attorney. He was clerk to Humphrey Drake [1631-1642].

In 1637, he married Ann Wood [1???-1???].

Children:

  1. John

Ackroyd, Edward
[1862-1???] Son of William Ackroyd.

He became a letterpress printer.

He married Annie.

Children:

  1. William [1898-1900] who died aged 2 years

The family lived at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1900]

Ackroyd, Edward
[1870-1914]

In 1902, he married Clarinda Evers.


Clarinda was landlady of the Oddfellows' Arms, Sowerby Bridge
 

He took over as landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms [1905, 1911]

Ackroyd, Edwin

Ackroyd, Eliza Frances
[1817-1896] Daughter of William Ackroyd.

Born 15th December 1817.

She never married.

She and her sister Maria lived at Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1881] and Savile Row, Halifax [1891, 1895].

She died at Savile Row, Halifax [11th January 1895].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,105 11/7d which she left to her sister Maria

Ackroyd, Ernest
[1880-19??] Son of William Ackroyd

Born in Halifax.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He worked at the Yorkshire Maine Colliery.

During World War I, he enlisted in Doncaster [31st Aug 1914], and saw active service with 5th Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was discharged [14th June 1917] being No Longer Physically Fit for War Service

Ackroyd, Ernest
[1890-1915] Son of Leah (née Steel) [1862-1898] & Francis Wood Ackroyd [1857-1925] of Oakenshaw, Bradford.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

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

He died in France [27th September 1915] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Lillers Communal Cemetery [IV B 6]

Ackroyd, Francis Wood
[1858-1925] Son of Nathaniel Ackroyd, labourer.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

He was labourer of King Cross, Halifax [1888] / a general labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1898].

In 1888, he married Leah Steel [1861-1898] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah, born in West Melton, Rotherham, was the daughter of Joseph Steel, general dealer
 

Children:

  1. Eliza [b 1883] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Ernest [b 1890]
  3. Ben [b 1893]
  4. Nathaniel [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • 8 Tatham's Court, Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1891]
  • Wainhouse Terrace [1898]

On Sunday, 3rd July 1898, the bodies of Leah and infant son Nathaniel, were found floating in the canal near Edward's Mill at Sowerby Bridge. A verdict of suicide was returned.

In 1901, Francis, Eliza and Ben were living at 15 Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax with widowed mother-in-law Harriet Kitcherman [aged 72]

Ackroyd, Frank
[1888-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). / the Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade.

He died 28th August 1918.

He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein [VI F 19]

Ackroyd, Frederick
[1867-1943] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Friendly.

He was a printer/compositor.

On 24th January 1891, he married (1) Emily Jane Moore [1866-1912] at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Children:

  1. Percival Oscar [b 1892] who was a letterpress printer's apprentice [1911]
  2. Arthur Reginald [b 1894] who was a clerk in Education offices [1911], a sub-postmaster [1943]
  3. Harry Grenville [b 1899] a master printer [1943]
  4. Mabel Kathleen [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 46 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 16 Mount Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1943]

Frederick died 27th February 1943.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £622 2/2d.

Probate was granted to sons Arthur Reginald and Harry Grenville.

Brothers Arthur Reginald and Harry Grenville were in business together.

After Emily Jane's death, Frederick employed a housekeeper, Amelia Addy from Goole. Amelia lived in Tuel Lane.

In [Q2] 1920, he married (2) Amelia in Halifax.

Ackroyd, Gerald
[1885-1916] Son of Harry Ackroyd.

He was a cabinet salesman (apprentice) [1901] / an apprentice with Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited, Silver Street / a shop assistant (furniture) [1911] / employed at J. Nolan, house furnisher, Hull.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hull [2nd March 1916], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of gunshot wounds in St Luke's Hospital, Halifax [1st August 1916] (aged 30).

He was buried at Moor End Congregational Church, Pellon [A 107] with military honours and a firing party of 12 wounded soldiers from St Luke's.

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

Ackroyd, Harold
[1891-19??] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Halifax.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He was a plumber's labourer [1909].

In 1909, he married Daisy Davidson [1893-1962] in Doncaster.


Daisy was born in Wath
 

During World War I, he enlisted in Doncaster [31st August 1914], and served with the 5th Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He fractured his right thigh [24th May 1915] and was shipped home

The couple died in Doncaster

Ackroyd, Harry
[1861-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stone quarryman [1891, 1901] / a stone quarry foreman [1911].

In 1884, he married Dorothy [1860-1???].


Dorothy was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Gerald

The family lived at

  • 37 Clough Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 4 School House, Moor End, Halifax [1901]
  • 94 Blackwood Grove, Halifax [1911]

Ackroyd, Henry Beaumont
[1???-19??] An iron moulder at Horton Street, Halifax.

On 14th August 1928, he was driving on Blackpool Promenade when he swerved to avoid a crippled girl and ran into 2 holidaymakers, killing 17-year-old Agnes Wilson and injuring 16-year-old Ivy Cragg. He was fined £10 for driving a motor car negligently and in a manner dangerous to the public

Ackroyd, Henry John
[1806-18??] Son of John Ackroyd.

He was a partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

In February 1887, a reputed natural son of Henry John - known as Henry/Harry Wild/Wilde or Henry/Harry Lee - is mentioned in legal proceedings concerning the estate of his aunts Jane Elizabeth and Lavinia Ackroyd

Ackroyd, Ira
[1870-1927] Son of Alfred Ackroyd.

Born in Elland.

He was landlord of the White Swan, Brighouse [1901], the Queens Road Tavern, Halifax [1911], and the Travellers' Rest, Elland (taking over from his mother) [1911, 1917, 1927].

In 1910, he married Annie Milnes [1875-19??] in Halifax.


Annie came from Halifax
 

He died at the Travellers' Rest

Ackroyd, J.
[18??-19??] Twister in a cotton mill at Todmorden.

In March 1899, he was declared bankrupt

Ackroyd, James
[18??-1895] He was a Chelsea out-pensioner [1895].

He lived at Thorn View, Luddenden.

He died at 68 Northgate, Halifax [8th July 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100 10/6d.

Probate was granted to Mary, wife of William Henry Gibson

Ackroyd, James
[1812-1895] He was a retired Soldier / a Chelsea Out-Pensioner [1851] / an army pensioner [1891].

He married Fanny [1827-1865].


Fanny was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1851]
  2. James [b 1854]
  3. Mary [1855-1945] who married William Henry Gibson

In 1891, the widowed James was living with daughter Mary and her husband.

James died 68 Northgate, Halifax [8th July 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100 10/6d to daughter Mary and her husband

Ackroyd, John
[1???-1???] Son of Edward Ackroyd.

He was an attorney in Chesterfield

Ackroyd, John
[1???-1856] A member of Halifax Town Council [1858-1850].

He died 17th August 1856

Ackroyd, John
[17??-18??]

He married Jane.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Dorothy
  3. Thomas Longbottom
  4. Richard
  5. John
  6. James

Ackroyd, John
[1780-1856] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was wine merchant / partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

He established John Ackroyd & Sons.

On 11th August 1803, he married Jane Edwards at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was the daughter of William Edwards
 

Children:

  1. Edward William [1804-1843] who was a corn dealer [1841], and died at his uncle William's house in Ovenden
  2. Henry John
  3. Jane Elizabeth [1807-1881] who never married
  4. Lavinia / Vamma [1810-1885] who never married

The family lived at 2 Savile Row, Halifax [1841, 1851].

Jane died before 1816.

John died in 1856.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £7,000.

In 1861, Sarah Ann Burrow was a servant for Jane Elizabeth & Lavinia who were living at 5 Savile Row, Halifax.

Jane Elizabeth died in 1881.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £9,571 5/9d.

Her executors were Joshua Fourness Perkington (gent) and John Graham Wheelwright.

Lavinia died in 1885.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £13,932 12/11d.

Her executor was John Graham Wheelwright

Ackroyd, John
[1799-18??] A shoemaker at Skircoat.

On the evening of 17th July 1857, he attacked Jonathan Holdsworth whom Ackroyd believed had circulated rumours about Mrs Ackroyd which had troubled her, saying that she had conducted herself in a manner unworthy of her conjugal relationship with her husband.

He was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment

Ackroyd, John Arnold
[1880-19??] Born in Halifax. He was a postal clerk in Halifax.

In 1905, he married Sarah Sagar.


Sarah was the daughter of
Joe Sagar
 

The family lived with the Sagar family [1911]

Ackroyd, John Henry
[1886-1917] Son of Mary Ann (née Oliver) [1855-1931] & William Ackroyd [1854-1922] of 156 Ovenden Road, Halifax [1911].

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He worked at Grove Mills.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Ruth Watson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. Gerald [b 1914]
  3. Mary [b 1916]

The family lived at 14 Ladyship Old Lane, Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died in France [24th January 1917].

He was buried at the Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy [IV F 1].

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

Ackroyd, John Thomas
[1868-19??] Son of Joseph Akroyd.

Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted singer [1881] / a butcher [1891, 1894] / licensed victualler at the Bridge Tavern, Halifax [1901, 1903, 1905] / caretaker at the Victoria Hall, Queensbury [1911].

On 2nd October 1894, he married (1) Edith Jane Farrar [1870-1899] at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.


Edith Jane, of Far View House, Illingworth, was the daughter of gentleman William Farrar
 

In 1903, he married (2) Sarah Ackroyd in Halifax.

They lived at

Living with them in 1901 was his cousin Jane Ackroyd [aged 31] (barmaid).

Living with them in 1911 were widowed mother-in-law Mary Ackroyd [aged 63] and aunt Martha Best [aged 79]

Ackroyd, John William
[1891-1915] Son of Joseph Ackroyd

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of the Young Men's Class at St Matthew's Church, Northowram / an apprentice iron moulder [1911] / employed by J. Sagar & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was reported missing [25th September 1915] (aged 25).

His family only heard of his death in September 1916.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [46-48 & 50]

Ackroyd, Joseph
[1863-1941]

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a fustian cloth weaver [1891].

On 4th April 1891, he married Mally Robertshaw [1866-1940] at Heptonstall Church.


Mally was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Laura [b 1893]
  2. Arnold

The family lived at

  • Heptonstall
  • 8 Wood End, Hebden Bridge [1917]

Ackroyd, Joseph
[1866-1909] Son of David Ackroyd, delver.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver of Towngate, Northowram [1889] / a flag facer [1891] / a stone hewer (quarryman) [1901].

On 17th March 1889, he married Bridget Degnan [1867-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Bridget, of Church Yard, Halifax, was the daughter of Frank Degnan, labourer.

She had a daughter: Sarah Ellen [b Q1 1889] who was a spinner in worsted mill [1901], a coating mender [1911]

 

Children:

  1. John William

The family lived at

  • 10 Lydgate, Northowram [1891]
  • 8 Lydgate, Northowram [1901]
  • 31 Grove Street, Northgate, Halifax [1911]

Son John William died in World War I [1916], and Bridget went to live in Blackburn

Ackroyd, Joseph
[1884-1917] Son of William Ackroyd

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [24th April 1917].

He was buried at the Fampoux British Cemetery [B 12]

Ackroyd, Keith
[19??-] CBE.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

He was a pharmacist / Chairman of the British Retail Consortium [1992-1994]

Ackroyd, Leah
[18??-1898] Wife of Francis Wood Ackroyd, a dyer of Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax.

In June 1898, the bodies of Leah and her 14-month-old son, Nathaniel, were found floating in the canal at Sowerby Bridge. Her behaviour had changed following an incident 4 years earlier in which she had been hit on the head during a quarrel with her sister. On the night of her suicide, she had been upset when her husband complained that she had not mended his clothes, and she ran off with the child

Ackroyd, Leonard
[1866-19??] Born in Warley.

He was a blanket finisher [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Rose Ann Toman [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Rose Ann was born in Birkenhead
 

Children:

  1. James Edward [b 1893] who was a mill hand [1911]
  2. Daniel Toman
  3. Sarah Emma [b 1896]
  4. Leonard [b 1900]
  5. Charlie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 3 Grey Stones Yard, Illingworth, Halifax [1901]
  • 27 Page Hill, Wheatley [1911, 1915]

Ackroyd, Lewis
[1893-1918] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Ovenden.

After the death of his father [1901], the family moved from Halifax to Denaby.

He was a rope lad in the colliery [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Conisborough and served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [30th March 1918].

He was buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 [V B 33]

Ackroyd, Louis
[1891-1915] Son of M. J. & D. Ackroyd of 12, Rydal Terrace, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike.

He was science master at Rastrick Grammar School.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Chemists' Corps [July 1915], and served as a Corporal with the 189th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed by a shell splinter [3rd October 1915] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Ackroyd, M. L.
[19??-19??] Minister recorded when he performed a burial at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1975]

Ackroyd, Manoah
[1839-1902]

Born in Clayton.

He was a joiner [1861, 1871, 1881] / a joiner and cabinet maker [1891].

On 27th March 1865, he married Sarah Ann Lumb in Halifax.


Sarah Ann came from Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ellen [b 1866]
  2. Ann [1867-1916] who married Herbert Ambler Sutcliffe
  3. Albert [b 1869]
  4. Emily [b 1873]
  5. Phoebe [b 1881]

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Ackroyd, Maria
[1820-1899] Of Savile Row, Halifax.

Daughter of William Ackroyd.

Born 28th December 1820.

She never married.

She and her sister Eliza Frances lived at Moorfield Terrace, Halifax [1881] and Savile Row, Halifax [1891, 1895, 1899].

When her sister Eliza Frances died [11th January 1895], she left £3,105 11/7d to Maria.

In Maria's will [1896], she left £4000 to establish the Maria Ackroyd Charity.

She died 10th January 1899.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £21,677 1/8d. Probate was granted to Nathaniel Knight Sanford (marine surveyor), Edward Hoyle Sanford (British Lloyd surveyor), and Lewis Henry Longbotham (solicitor) 

Ackroyd, Matthew

Ackroyd, Oliver
[1827-1885] Son of William Ackroyd.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a glazier of Warley [1850] / a plumber & glazier [1871] / a plumber [1881].

In 1850, he married Mary Davies [1791-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Warley, was born in Liverpool, the daughter of William Davies, a cordwainer.

She was a bread baker [1861]

 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary Jane [b 1857] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a twister worsted factory [1881], a twister worsted [1891]
  3. Hannah [b 1863] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1871], a twister (worsted factory) [1881], a dress maker [1891]
  4. Joseph [1865-1871]
  5. Rachael [b 1868] who was a reeler cotton [1891]
  6. Edward [b 1871] who was an engineer's apprentice [1891]

The family lived at

  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 10 Hanley Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Croft Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 60 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Ackroyd, Percival Oscar
[1892-1918] Son of Frederick Ackroyd.

During World War II, he served with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and was wounded in Flanders.

He died from his wounds [5th November 1918], 5 days before the end of the war.

He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension [V A 52].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Ackroyd, Samuel
[18??-19??] Woollen manufacturer at James Street Mill, Elland [1905]

Ackroyd, Sidney
[1867-1933] Born in Greetland.

He was a dye house labourer [1891] / a dyer's labourer [1901] / a dye house labourer [1911].

In 1889, he married Hannah Green [1869-1917].


Hannah was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Taylor [b 1891] who was a woollen piecer [1911]
  2. Arthur William
  3. Martha Jane [b 1894]
  4. Frances Emmeline [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Charles Clay Thomas
  6. Doris Hannah [b 1900]
  7. Otis [b 1902]
  8. Ben [b 1904]
  9. Ernest [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 147 Elland Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 24 Whitegate Road, Halifax [1911]

Sons Arthur William & Charles died in World War I

Ackroyd, Thomas
[1824-1899] Of Woodland View, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge.

Born 3rd August 1824.

He died 9th December 1899 (aged 75).

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Ackroyd, Thomas
[1866-1???] Son of William Ackroyd.

He became a printer/compositor.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. daughter

Ackroyd, Thomas Longbottom
[180?-18??] Son of John Ackroyd.

On 12th August 1832, he married Nancy Body [1813-1880].


Nancy came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Eliza
  3. Hannah [b 1839]
  4. Joseph [b 1842]
  5. Fanny [b 1845]
  6. William [b 1849]
  7. Harriet [b 1850]

Ackroyd, W.
[18??-1905] He was stationmaster at Halifax Railway Station

Ackroyd, William
[17??-18??]

He married Susannah [17??-1???].

  1. John
  2. William

The children's births are registered at Ebenezer Chapel Heptonstall

Ackroyd, Rev William
[17??-1826] He was a member of the Baptist church in Hebden Bridge before becoming Minister of Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church [1800]. He resigned in 1825.

He died 30th April 1826

Ackroyd, William
[1786-1854] Son of William Ackroyd.

He was a maltster [1841, 1851] / partner in J. & W. Ackroyd [until 1850].

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Ovenden Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

On 27th February 1813, he married Catherine Hoyle [1788-1863] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1815]
  2. Eliza Frances
  3. Maria
  4. John Edward [b 1824]

The children's births are recorded at Pellon Lane Particular Chapel

The family lived at

William died 12th September 1854 (aged 68).

Living with the widowed Catherine and her daughters in 1861 was a boarder Kate Simpson [aged 11] (scholar). Catherine was listed as

dependant on daughters


Question: Does anyone know how the daughters Eliza Frances and Maria acquired their wealth?

 

Ackroyd, William
[1791-18??] He was a waterman [1841, 1850].

He married Betty.

Children:

  1. James [b 1821] who was a dyer [1841]
  2. Hannah [b 1821] who was a worsted worker [1841]
  3. Rachael [b 1821]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  5. Oliver
  6. Joseph [b 1829]

The family lived at Sowerby Bridge, Halifax [1841]

Ackroyd, William
[1840-1914] Son of David Ackroyd.

He was a grocer / a draper / a printer apprenticed to William Gill / a printer with the Halifax Guardian.

His wife Sarah Ellen ran the grocery and drapery business.

In 1881, he employed his 3 sons who were all letterpress printers.

He was in partnership with Fred Lumb [1882].

He published the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle [from 1883] and became sole proprietor shortly afterwards.

He was a strong supporter of Free Libraries and an advocate for a Free Library in Sowerby Bridge. In 1887, he suggested a Public Library for Sowerby Bridge.

He was an officer in the Ryburn Lodge of Freemasons.

In 1861, he married Sarah Ellen Brearley [1840-1903].

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Thomas
  3. Frederick

The family lived at

  • Friendly [1871]
  • Sowerby New Road [1881]
  • 17 Gladstone Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 22 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1905, 1911]

In February 1912, he had a stroke from which he never fully recovered.

Sarah Ellen died 22nd May 1903.

He died on Friday 6th November 1914. He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £455 6/5d.

In 1927, the printing business was recorded at Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, and at Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge

Ackroyd, William
[1852-1905] Son of Oliver Ackroyd.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [3rd March 1852].

He was educated locally and at the Royal College of Science London [1874-1879] / a commercial clerk [1871] / an author and teacher in chemistry [1881] / an analyst [1891] / public analyst for Halifax [1886, 1901] / Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, the Chemical Society, the Physical Society of London.

He wrote many articles and other works

  • Science for All
  • Moorland Waters
  • Absorption of Röntgen Rays
  • Salt Circulation
  • The Old Light and the New

for the British Association, the Geological Magazine and other scientific publications.

In 1893, he married Sarah Jane Hibbins [1865-19??] in Loughborough.


Sarah Jane came from Loughborough
 

Children:

  1. William Rowland [b 1895]

The family lived at 9 Grandsmere Place, Halifax [1901].

He died at Grandsmere Place [9th May 1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,345. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah

Ackroyd, William
[1854-1901] Born in Halifax.

He was an oil cloth maker.

He married Emma Wrigley [1855-1914].


Emma was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1875]
  2. Albert [b 1878]
  3. Ernest
  4. Edith [b 1881]
  5. Annie [b 1884]
  6. Ethel [b 1890]
  7. Harold
  8. Lewis

The children were born in Halifax.

William died in 1901.

After his death, the family moved from Halifax to Denaby

Ackroyd, William
[1856-1921]

He married Mary Hannah [1857-1935].

Children:

  1. Joseph

The family lived at Springfield Terrace, Castle Street, Todmorden.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Ackroyd, William Henry
[1898-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth (née Hunsworth) [1870-1956] & Samuel Ackroyd [1865-1936], house painter, of 232 Queens Road, Halifax [1911].

Born in Halifax.

He was employed by Driver's Stores of Northgate.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He died in France [23rd August 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [3], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

 

Ackroyd surname
A variant of the surname Akroyd

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Ackroyd, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Ackroyd:


Marriages 1884, 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1915, 1930; Deaths 1895, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1906, 1907
 




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