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Albert Atkinson [19??-19??]
Amos Atkinson [1831-1877]
Benjamin Atkinson [18??-18??]
Rev C. Atkinson [1???-18??]
Cain Atkinson [18??-19??]
Charles Atkinson [1878-1918]
Rev Christopher Atkinson [1713-1774]
Rev Christopher Atkinson [1755-1795]
Rev Christopher Atkinson [1773-1843]
Rev Christopher Atkinson [1803-1839]
Edwards Atkinson [1797-1861]
Eli Atkinson [1817-1869]
Elizabeth Atkinson [1825-1909]
Ephraim Atkinson [1882-1915]
Ernest Atkinson [1874-1938]
Ernest Atkinson [1898-1918]
Frank Atkinson [19??-19??]
Harold Atkinson [1???-1916]
Hartley Atkinson [1825-1???]
Henry Atkinson [18??-19??]
Henry Atkinson [1897-1917]
Henry Cooper Atkinson [1825-1889]
Henry Miles Atkinson [1806-1868]
Herbert Atkinson [1867-19??]
Hugh Atkinson [1890-1916]
Isaac Atkinson [1779-1851]
Rev James Atkinson [18??-18??]
James Atkinson [1853-19??]
James Henry Atkinson [1839-1894]
James Riley Atkinson [1843-1920]
James William Atkinson [1878-1918]
Jim Atkinson [1863-1941]
John Atkinson [1776-18??]
John Atkinson [1794-1877]
John Atkinson [18??-19??]
John Atkinson [18??-19??]
Mrs John Atkinson [18??-19??]
John Atkinson [1805-1838]
John Atkinson [1814-1886]
John Atkinson [1872-1932]
Johnny Atkinson [1882-1918]
Johnson Atkinson [1739-1817]
Jonas Atkinson [1815-1879]
Jonathan Atkinson [1807-1875]
Joseph Atkinson [1700-1772]
Joseph Atkinson [17??-1773]
Joseph Atkinson [1732-1807]
Rev Joseph Atkinson [1745-1819]
Joseph Atkinson [1867-1949]
Joseph William Atkinson [1876-1969]
Law Atkinson [1759-1835]
Leah Atkinson [18??-1???]
Lewis Atkinson [1858-1911]
Rev Miles Atkinson [1741-1811]
Moses Atkinson [1818-1866]
Robert Atkinson [17??-18??]
Robert Atkinson [18??-18??]
Rosemary Atkinson [1948-1960]
S. D. Atkinson [17??-18??]
Samuel Atkinson [18??-1???]
Samuel Atkinson [1806-1892]
Samuel Atkinson [1817-1903]
Serjeant H. Tindall Atkinson [18??-18??]
Susannah Atkinson [17??-17??]
Rev T. H. Atkinson [18??-18??]
Thomas Atkinson [17??-18??]
Thomas Atkinson [17??-18??]
Thomas Atkinson [1779-1838]
Rev Thomas Atkinson [1780-1870]
Thomas Atkinson [18??-18??]
Thomas Atkinson [1839-1???]
Thomas Atkinson [1853-19??]
Rev William Atkinson [1758-1846]
William Atkinson [1801-18??]
Rev William Atkinson [1813-1850]
William Atkinson [1839-1893]
William Atkinson [1841-1909]
William Atkinson [1843-19??]


Atkinson, Albert
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1930]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Atkinson, Amos
[1831-1877] Born in Ripponden.

He was a dyer [1854].

On 3rd Dec 1854, he married Hannah Hollas in Halifax.


Hannah was the daughter of
David Hollas
 

They had no children.

Amos died in 1868.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [27th Jun 1868].

After his death, Hannah married Jeremiah Wilson.

They had no children

Atkinson, Benjamin
[18??-18??] Druggist of Brighouse [from around 1830].

In October 1849, he was charged with having sold grains of paradise to Mrs Joseph Woodhead. He was fined £125.

See John Bottomley

Atkinson, Rev C.
[1???-18??] Methodist New Connexion minister at Halifax [1827]

Atkinson, Cain
[18??-19??] Under-verger at Halifax Parish Church [1905]

Atkinson, Charles
[1878-1918] GCM.

In [Q4] 1912, he married Emily Thomas in Halifax.

They lived at 32 Illingworth Road, Holmfield.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with C Company 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal & the Long Service Medal.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 40).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [8], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Atkinson, Rev Christopher
[1713-1774] Of Thorp Arch.

Son of Agnes (née Cookson) [16??-1758] & Myles Atkinson [16??-1736].

He was vicar of Thorp Arch.

He married Jane Johnson [1713-1791].

Children:

  1. Johnson
  2. Miles
  3. Christopher
  4. William
  5. Jane [17??-1820] who married James Drake
  6. Agnes
  7. Margaret [17??-1778]
  8. Anne (Godchild) [17??-1827]
  9. Isabell (Godchild) [1750-1836]
  10. Dorothy [1762-1840]
  11. Elizabeth (Godchild) [17??-1821]
  12. Mary (Godchild) [1761-1836]

Atkinson, Rev Christopher
[1755-1795] BA.

Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

He was educated at Thorp Arch and Trinity College Cambridge [1773] and Trinity Hall Cambridge. He was vicar of St Edward's, Cambridge [1781-1785] and vicar of Wethersfield, Essex [1785-1795]

On 13th June 1785, he married Catherine Byrne.


Catherine was the daughter of Sir Peter Byrne of Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. John

He died and was buried at Wethersfield

Atkinson, Rev Christopher
[1773-1843] MA.

Son of Rev Miles Atkinson.

Born in Leeds.

He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Magdalene College Cambridge.

He was ordained [1796] / Vicar of Elland for 41 years [1802-1843] / Curate of St Paul's, Leeds [1811-1843].

He married Elizabeth Wilson [1781-1865].


Elizabeth came from Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Christopher
  2. Elizabeth [1809-1874] who never married
  3. William
  4. Thomas Lacy [1813-1877] who was deaf & dumb
  5. Mary Ann [1815-18??]
  6. Sarah Terry [1817-1891] who married John Wilkinson
  7. Caroline [1823-1909] who married Rev Alexander Charles Fraser

He and his son, William, are commemorated in a stained glass window at Elland Parish Church.

In 1835, the ladies of his congregation bought him a new gown to replace one which had been stolen.

He had a long-standing and bitter disagreement with William Wooler, whom he accused of keeping a disorderly house.

Christopher and his wife Elizabeth died in Elland. They and their sons, Christopher and William, were buried at St Paul's Church, Leeds. Their children Elizabeth and Thomas Lacy were buried at Elland Parish Church.

Atkinson, Rev Christopher
[1803-1839] Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

Born in Elland.

He died in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Atkinson, Edwards
[1797-1861] Son of Law Atkinson.

Born 5th February 1797,

Baptised 16th March 1797.

In [Q1] 1849, he married Agnes Elizabeth Harrison [1819-1850] in Fylde.

They had no children.

Agnes Elizabeth died 26th March 1850.

In [Q4] 1854, he married Anne Clarke [1838-1???] in Lancaster.

Children:

  1. Ann Elizabeth Ynocencia [b 1856]
  2. Charles Edwards Dyson Harrison-Atkinson [1858-1936]
  3. John Henry Gladstone [1860-1936]

Edwards died 23rd August 1861

Atkinson, Eli
[1817-1869] Of Watson Mills.

Son of John Atkinson.

In 1840, he married Sarah Riley [1818-1844] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1842-1921] who married Alfred Gaukroger [1847-1895]
  2. James Riley

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Eli [27th January 1869]

Atkinson, Elizabeth
[1825-1909] Daughter of John Atkinson.

In 1851, she married (1) Oliver Buckley. She was widowed by 1864.

In 1864, she married (2) John Firth

Atkinson, Ephraim
[1882-1915] Son of James Atkinson.

He was a night worker (tram shed) [1901] / a tramway conductor (on the Skircoat-Pellon route) [1911].

In 1906, he married Charlotte Waind [1888-1964] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1907]
  2. James William [b 1908]
  3. Laura [b 1909]
  4. Annie [1911]

The family lived at

  • 18 Broad Tree Terrace, Lee Mount, Halifax [1911]
  • 9 Mason Square, Ovenden [where he died 1915]
  • 41A Prospect Place, Ovenden

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

He died at home [25th December 1915] (aged 32)  in a delirium following double pneumonia and pleurisy brought on by injuries sustained in a German gas attack.

He was buried at Illingworth Church [1st January 1916] in a ceremony attended by hundreds of friends and fellow servicemen. A firing party gave farewell volleys.

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

Atkinson, Ernest
[1874-1938] Son of William Atkinson.

Born in Ayton, Yorkshire.

He was a silk dresser [1891] / innkeeper of the Prince Albert Inn, Brighouse [1893-1898] / landlord of the Prince of Wales, Brighouse [1896, 1899, 1901] / innkeeper of the Woodman, Brighouse [1911]

On 18th February 1896, he married Lucy Hannah Bottomley [1874-1946] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lucy Hannah, of Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse, was the daughter of Joseph Bottomley, mason (deceased) 
 

Children:

  1. William [1897-1958] who was an errand boy [1911], a labourer [1938]
  2. Hubert Arthur [1898-1959] who was a part-timer [1911], an operative dyer [1938]
  3. Ray [1905-1995] who was an operative dyer [1938]
  4. Roy [1905-1995]
  5. Leslie [1907-1908]

The family lived at 68 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1938].

Ernest died in ^brig^ [31st October 1938].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,218 9/11d. Probate was granted to his widow Lucy Hannah and sons William, Hubert Arthur and Ray

Atkinson, Ernest
[1898-1918] He worked at Miall Street Mills, Halifax

He lived at 15 Freedom Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 211th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 22nd May 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Q III N 23].

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

Atkinson, Frank
[19??-19??] He worked at Wakefield Museum before becoming Director of Halifax Museums [1951-1958]. He was involved in the creation of Shibden Hall Folk Museum. He recorded much of the local life at the time.

In 1967, he and R. W. McDowall published Aisled Houses in the Halifax Area.

He left to become director of the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle.

In 1970, he was responsible for the conception and design of Beamish Open Air Museum.

He married Joan Peirson who had been his museum assistant.

See Aisled Houses in the Halifax Area

Atkinson, Harold
[1???-1916] Born in Goole.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with C Battery 128th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 7th August 1916.

He was buried at the Bethune Town Cemetery, France [V H 27].

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

Atkinson, Hartley
[1825-1???] Born in Midgley.

He was a woollen weaver [1861] / a woollen draper [1871] / a woollen warper [1881]

In [Q2] 1846, he married Ann Smith [1816-18??].


Ann was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1847] who was a woollen weaver [1861]
  2. Joseph [b 1850] who was a woollen draper [1871]
  3. Lewis
  4. Caroline [b 1861] who was a woollen piecener [1871]
  5. Frank [b 1865]

The family lived at

  • Branley?, Midgley [1861]
  • Rose Mount, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

In 1881, Hartley was living with his son Lewis and family

Atkinson, Henry
[18??-19??] Reed and heald maker at Albion Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Atkinson, Henry
[1897-1917] Son of Sarah & Charles Atkinson of 101 Longfield Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with A Company 1st/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 13th December 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium [I C 69].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Patmos War Memorial, on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Atkinson, Henry Cooper
[1825-1889] In 1881, he described himself as of No profession; a burial record describes him as Gentleman.

He lived at 19 Balmoral Place, Halifax [1881].

Living with him [in 1881] was his sister Mary Anne Atkinson [1823-1901].

He died at home [21st June 1889] (aged 64).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [A 105 A].

On 22nd January 1901, Mary Anne Atkinson (spinster) died at 19 Balmoral Place, Halifax, and was buried in the same grave at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Atkinson, Henry Miles
[1806-1868] He became a surgeon at Leeds. He died at Leeds

Atkinson, Herbert
[1867-19??] Born in Clifton.

He was a silk dresser [1891] / a mechanics labourer [1901]

In 1887, he married Emily Garforth [1868-19??] from Rastrick, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1888] who was a silk doffer [1901]
  2. John [b 1893]
  3. Elizabeth / Lizzie [b 1895]
  4. Willie [b 1897]
  5. Nellie [b 1900]

The family lived at

In 1891, Herbert's widowed father John [1833-1???] (leather dresser)  and sister Lucy [b 1872] (silk spinner)  were living with the family

Atkinson, Hugh
[1890-1916] Born in Preston.

He was employed by Whittaker's Biscuits.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Gladys M. Windsor in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [28th July 1916] (aged 26)  on his first day in the trenches.

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

In [Q4] 1919, Gladys married John J. Maher in Birmingham.

They lived at Hednesford, Staffordshire

Atkinson, Isaac
[1779-1851] Born in Soyland.

He was a silk twister [1802].

On 22nd Aug 1802, he married Phillis Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Phillis was the daughter of
Daniel Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Sally [1803-1881] who married Ellis Mason
  2. Hannah [bapt 1805]
  3. Mary [bapt 1809]
  4. John [bapt 1808]
  5. Betty [bapt 1811]
  6. Thomas [1813] who died in infancy
  7. David [bapt 1814]
  8. Harriet [1816-1870] who married James Lightowler
  9. Charlotte [1818-1839] who married James Lightowler
  10. Ruth [1820-1887] who married Morris Chapman
  11. Ann [bapt 1822]
  12. Martha [1824-1872] who married Nathan Whitley

Isaac died 8th June 1851.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

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

Atkinson, James
[1853-19??] Born in Northowram.

He was a coal miner [1881, 1891] / a coal miner underground [1901].

In 1877, he married Emma Taylor [1858-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Queensbury.

She was a mender of pieces (worsted coatings) [1881], and a mender after woollen weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [1879-1890]
  2. Ephraim
  3. Annie [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • Eastwood's Buildings, Queensbury [1881]
  • 38 Catherine Slack, Northowram [1891, 1901]
  • 86 Catherine Street, Northowram

Atkinson, James Henry
[1839-1894] Born in Drayton, Middlesex.

He was a bookkeeper [1871] / a woollen manufacturer [1881, 1891] / a partner in John Atkinson & Sons Limited [1890].

In [Q2] 1867, he married Eliza Jane Fox in Halifax.


Eliza Jane was the daughter of William Fox
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1868]
  2. Ruth Ellen [1870-1873]
  3. Florence [1872-1891]
  4. Mary Emily [1874-1878]
  5. Joseph William
  6. Henry [1878-1948] who was a wood working machinery fitter [1901]
  7. John [1882-1921] who was an accountant's clerk [1901]

The family lived at

James Henry died 19th January 1894.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,415 7/3d.

Probate was granted to his widow Eliza Jane, and James Riley Atkinson

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Atkinson, James Riley
[1843-1920] Son of Eli Atkinson.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1894] / senior partner in John Atkinson & Sons Limited / a director of John Marsh & Company Limited [1897].

He lived at Spring Bank, Sowerby Bridge [1897].

He and his parents were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: James Riley [16th August 1920].

In his will, he left £200 for the annual outing of the Choir Committee of West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge.

See James Henry Atkinson

Atkinson, James William
[1878-1918] He was employed by Halifax Corporation Sewage Department.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The family lived at 23 Westbrook Terrace, Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded twice.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 40).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, on Halifax War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Atkinson, Jim
[1863-1941] Son of William Atkinson.

Born 30th June 1863.

In 1887, he married Mary Eastwood [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1888]
  2. Amy [b 1894]

Jim died in Sale

Atkinson, John
[1776-18??] Cooper at Woolshops, Halifax [1841]

Atkinson, John
[1794-1877] Born in Bacup.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1841-1871] / a member of the Norland Board of Guardians [1869]. He established John Atkinson & Sons Limited.

On 26th December 1813, he married Sarah (Sally) Mitchell [1790-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Jonas
  3. Eli [1817-1869]
  4. Thomas [b 1819]
  5. Mary Ann [1821-1897] who married James Sutcliffe
  6. Hannah [1823-1898]
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Sarah [1827-1851]
  9. Martha [1831-1907] who married Mr Haley
  10. Emma [1833-1916] who married David Mitchell

The family lived at

Probate records show effects valued at under £12,000. His executors were his children John and Emma.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: John [28th April 1877]

Atkinson, John
[18??-19??] Son of

On 13th September 1907, he married Sarah Edith Bintley at Addison Street, Congregational Church, Nottingham


Sarah Edith, was the youngest daughter of Job Bintley CE of The Oaks, Brighouse, and niece of the late Mrs Masser
 

They lived at Springfield, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

Sarah Edith was Mayoress to her uncle, Robert Thornton.

In 1922, she provided money for the construction of Thornton Cottage Homes almshouses at Thornhill Road, Rastrick

Atkinson, John
[18??-19??] Partner in W. & J. Atkinson.

He lived at 21 Clare Road, Halifax [1905]

Atkinson, Mrs John
[18??-19??] Of Springfield, Huddersfield Road. She was Mayoress to her uncle, Robert Thornton.

In 1922, she provided money for the construction of Thornton Cottage Homes almshouses at Thornhill Road, Rastrick

Atkinson, John
[1805-1838] of Brighouse.

He was a chemist and druggist.

he was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Atkinson, John
[1814-1886] Son of John Atkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool carder at Turvin Mill [1841] / a woollen manufacturer at Turvin Mill [1851] / a woollen manufacturer [1861, 1871, 1881, 1886].

He married Sarah.

They had no children.

They lived at

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [30th April 1886].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £18,073 6/-

Atkinson, John
[1872-1932] Son of William Atkinson.

Born 22nd April 1872.

He was landlord of the Butchers' Arms, Ripponden [1932].

On 5th September 1896, he married Leah Hannah Whiteley [1868-1943] at Elland Parish Church.


Leah Hannah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [1898-1969] who married [1922] Harold Bottomley
  2. Fred [1900-1901]
  3. Frank [1902-1957]
  4. Lawrence [1906-1975]

Members of the family were buried at Ebenezer Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Soyland

The children were all born in Soyland.

John died in Ripponden [10th January 1932]

Atkinson, Johnny
[1882-1918] Son of George & Elizabeth Ann Atkinson of Holywell Brook, Stainland.

He worked for John Shaw & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted [9/1916], and served as a Private with B Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 10th April 1918 (aged 36).

He was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard [C 158].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Andrew's Church, Stainland, and on the Memorial at Stainland Wesleyan Chapel

Atkinson, Johnson
[1739-1817] JP, MD, DL.

Of Leeds.

Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

He was educated at Queens' College Cambridge [1756].

He was Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding for 36 years.

On 6th January 1765, he married (1) Elizabeth Busfeild.

Children:

  1. William [1767-1770]
  2. William [1773-1851] of Upwood who became an MP
  3. Elizabeth [1774-1774]
  4. Johnson Atkinson
  5. Currer Fothergill
  6. Elizabeth [1778-1778]
  7. Jane
  8. Mary Ann [1783-1783]

He married (2) Susannah.


Susannah was the widow of John Dearden
 

When his wife's uncle, Thomas Busfeild, died, he assumed the arms and the surname of Busfeild or Busfield becoming Johnson Atkinson Busfeild

Atkinson, Jonas
[1815-1879] Of Watson Mill.

Son of John Atkinson.

In 1871, he married Ann Wood.


Ann was the daughter of Thomas Wood
 

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Jonas [20th January 1879]; Ann [1st September 1891].

See Jeremiah Riley

Atkinson, Jonathan
[1807-1875] He was killed – run over by wagons as he walked along the tramway – during the construction of the Queensbury Tunnel [31st March 1875] (aged 68) 

Atkinson, Joseph
[1700-1772] An early member of the Atkinson family of Kirkheaton.

Baptised 5th January 1701.

He married Elizabeth Buoyes [1709-1791].


Elizabeth was born 6th July 1709
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Michael [1742-1794]
  3. Richard [1745-1825]
  4. John [b 1729]
  5. Thomas [1734-1813]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1737]
  7. Mary [b 1739]
  8. Hannah [b 1748]

Elizabeth died 26th September 1791

Atkinson, Joseph
[17??-1773] Curate at Sowerby [1773]

Atkinson, Joseph
[1732-1807] Born 9th September 1732.

He married Ann Law [1738-1816].


Ann was baptised 29th November 1738
 

Children:

  1. Law
  2. Elizabeth [b 1764]
  3. Charles [1781-1870]
  4. Thomas
  5. Frances [b 1776]

Joseph died 29th November 1807.

Ann died 22nd March 1816

Atkinson, Rev Joseph
[1745-1819] Minister at Cottonstones [1800s] and Perpetual Curate at Cross Stone [1775-1819].

For a considerable time, he was assisted by his curate, Rev Melville Horne.

He had a farm at Roomfield, and

was regularly to be seen in his clogs, driving his stirks to St Mary's Church to graze

Atkinson, Joseph
[1867-1949] Son of William Atkinson.

Born 10th March 1867.

On 24th November 1894, he married Gertrude Norcliffe [1872-1917] in Halifax.


Gertrude was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [1896-1969]
  2. Reginald [1898-1938]
  3. Percy [1902-1953]

The children were all born in Sowerby.

The couple died in Halifax: Gertrude [] (aged 1917); Joseph [9th April 1949]

Atkinson, Joseph William
[1876-1969] Son of James Henry Atkinson.

He was a woollen manufacturer's clerk [1901] / a woollen mill manager [1908]. Of John Atkinson & Sons Limited.

He lived at Vale House, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Atkinson, Law
[1759-1835] Son of Joseph Atkinson.

He and his brother Thomas Atkinson owned Atkinson's Mill, Colne Bridge where 17 children burned to death when they were trapped inside the mill on 14th February 1818.

On 29th May 1788, he married (1) Susannah Atkinson at St Marylebone, London.

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1789]

Ironically, he and his wife were supporters of the movement for the Abolition of Slavery. He subscribed to 100 copies of a work entitled Interesting Narratives by Equiano, the African.

On 30th July 1795, he married (2) Elisabeth Edwards at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Edwards

Atkinson, Leah
[18??-1???] She and her illegitimate daughter, Betty [b 1845], lived in a lodging-house at Portland Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

Betty had been ill for almost a year with a disease of the chest and lungs. On 12th June 1856, Leah went to Benjamin Wood's shop to buy laudanum which she gave to the child to cure her. Betty died the next day.

Suspicions were aroused, and the body was exhumed. Leah was accused of poisoning the child with laudanum.

At the Inquest, the Jury returned a verdict that the child died from natural causes

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Atkinson, Lewis
[1858-1911] Son of Hartley Atkinson

Born in Midgley.

He was a woollen piecener [1871] / a grocer & woollen spinner [1881] / a grocer [1891] / a carrier [1901] / a grocer and general carrier (employer) [1911].

His shop was damaged in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907.

In 1876, he married Grace Greenwood [1857-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily Ann [b 1878] who was a domestic servant [1901, 1911]
  2. Fred [1880-1906] who was a cart driver [1901]
  3. Sarah Emma [b 1882]
  4. Thomas Lewis [b 1890]
  5. James Robert [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Waltons Building, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 137 & 139 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was Lewis's father Hartley Atkinson

Living with them in 1891 was visitor Emma Greenwood [aged 23] (mill hand).

Son Fred died after a very short illness [18th March 1906].

Living with them in 1911 was boarder Herbert Marsden [aged 29] (carter at the family's carting business) 

Atkinson, Rev Miles
[1741-1811] BA.

Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

Born in Ledsham.

He was educated at Peterhouse College Cambridge [1763].

He was curate and lecturer at Leeds. He founded St Paul's Church, Leeds at a cost of £10,000. He published a two-volume collection of Practical Sermons [1812].

On 5th April 1768, he married Mary Kennion from Leeds.

Children:

  1. Christopher
  2. Thomas

Atkinson, Moses
[1818-1866] A brickmaker's labourer.

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

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

At the inquest, Garforth was charged with manslaughter

Atkinson, Robert
[17??-18??] Owner of Oldroyd Mill, Langfield. The partnership of John Haworth, James Hollinrake and Thomas Knowles bought the mill from Atkinson

Atkinson, Robert
[18??-18??] Surgeon at Ripponden [1874]. He served with the Local Government Medical Service [1895]

Atkinson, Rosemary
[1948-1960] On 22nd February 1960, the 12-year-old was found strangled with a ligature around her neck in a bedroom at her home in Newton Park, Brighouse.

In April, her mother, Margaret Atkinson [39], was found Guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment

Atkinson, S. D.
[17??-18??] Surgeon at Northgate, Halifax [1816]

Atkinson, Samuel
[18??-1???] A labourer of Prospect Street, Halifax.

On 20th January 1882, he was charged with the manslaughter of Joseph Cawood.

Cawood was kicked or struck by Atkinson on 25th December 1881.

His left leg was badly broken, and he died from blood poisoning in the Infirmary on 15th January 1882.

A few days before his death, Cawood said that Atkinson had kicked him. Atkinson admitted to PC Herby that he pushed Cawood, but denied kicking him

Atkinson, Samuel
[1806-1892] Son of cardmaker Joseph Atkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a saddler [1841] / a saddler &c [1851] / a retired saddler [1871, 1881].

In 1841, he married (1) 1813-18? 1850 at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was the daughter of gentleman Thomas Lees
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1842] who married George Thompson
  2. Martha [b 1849]

Between 1871 and 1881, he married (2) another Elizabeth.

The family lived at

In 1871, the widowed Samuel was living with daughter Martha

Living with them [in 1881] & 1891 were daughter Sarah Elizabeth Thompson and grandsons John Jagger Thompson [aged 5] and Samuel Charles Thompson [aged 3]

Atkinson, Samuel
[1817-1903] He was a town missionary connected with North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax.

He lived at 4 Heath Park Avenue, Halifax.

He died at home [16th January 1903] (aged 86).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 302 A]

Atkinson, Serjeant H. Tindall
[18??-18??] He was a judge at Halifax County Court in Prescott Street [1874]. In 1875, he left to devote himself to the Leeds Circuit

Atkinson, Susannah
[17??-17??] Daughter of Thomas Atkinson.

She married Law Atkinson.

She and her husband were supporters of the movement for the Abolition of Slavery. On 29th March 1791, she wrote a letter to

her much valued friend, Equiano, the African

She was dead by 1795 when Law remarried

See William Wilberforce

Atkinson, Rev T. H.
[18??-18??] He trained at Chilwell College before becoming Junior Pastor at North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax [1866]

Atkinson, Thomas
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Greaveside Mill, Soyland [1803]

Atkinson, Thomas
[17??-18??] Assistant Curate at Southowram [1802]

Atkinson, Thomas
[1779-1838] Son of Joseph Atkinson.

Baptised 7th January 1779.

He and his brother Law Atkinson owned Colne Bridge Mill and Bradley Mills [1818, 1833]

In 1812, he married Mary Margaret Batty [1789-1865] in Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Anne Elizabeth [1814-1847]

He was a captain of the Yeomanry and took an active part against the Luddites.

He is said to have been the next man intended to be shot by them after the murder of William Horsfall [1812].

When he married in Wakefield [1812], he carried a brace of pistols in his coat pockets in case of attack.

He was presented with a dress sword by the ladies of Huddersfield, as a token of regard for his valuable services with the Yeoman Cavalry [1795-1851]. The sword is now in the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield

Atkinson, Rev Thomas
[1780-1870] Son of Rev Miles Atkinson.

Perpetual Curate at the Bell Chapel, Thornton,

In order to be near his sweetheart – Frances Walker – at Hartshead, Rev Atkinson exchanged his living at Thornton with Rev Patrick Brontë to become Vicar of Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1815-1866].

On 23rd December 1817, he married Frances Walker at Kirkheaton.

They had no children.

He and his wife were Charlotte's god-parents. They offered to pay her fees at Roe Head where Mrs Atkinson's niece, Amelia, was already studying.

He proposed the construction of a church at Clifton as a chapel of ease for the growing community in Clifton.

In 1818, he rented part of Clifton Free School for use as a Sunday School.

He and his wife gave 2 chairs to the new St John's Church, Clifton.

Frances died on 2nd May 1881 at The Greenhouse, Mirfield, and left an estate of £12,000.

He and Frances were buried at Hartshead Church

Atkinson, Thomas
[18??-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Brearley, Luddendenfoot.

In March 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Atkinson, Thomas
[1839-1???] In 1875, he established a business as an auctioneer and valuer at Weymouth Street, Halifax, Portland Street, Halifax, and 60 Northgate, Halifax [1881]

He specialised in valuations of mills, machinery, hotels and public houses.

On 28th February 1882, he was fined 12/- for holding an auction sale of horses in Wade Street, Halifax, on 18th February without permission.

In 1860, he married Sabina Walton [1835-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1861-1913] who married Edward John Shindler
  2. Emily Gertrude [b 1865]
  3. John Herbert [b 1866]
  4. Maud Hilda [1877-1927] who married Clement William Greaves

The family lived at 26 Elmfield Terrace, Skircoat [1881].

Atkinson, Thomas
[1853-19??] Born in Clifton.

He was a pork butcher (employer) [1911].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Hannah Bayliff [1859-19??] from South Stainley, in Ulverston.

Children:

  1. Bertha [b 1882]
  2. Herbert [b 1884] who was a pork butcher [1911]
  3. George [b 1889] who was a pork butcher [1911]
  4. Annie [b 1891]
  5. Thomas Norman [b 1894] who was a pork butcher [1911]

The family lived at Kirkley, Brighouse [1911]

Atkinson, Rev William
[1758-1846] Known as Parson Atkinson.

Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

Born at Thorp Arch.

He was educated at Jesus College Cambridge [1776].

He was ordained [1781] / priest [1782] / lecturer at Bradford Parish Church [for 62 years from 1784-1846].

At Bradford – where he was known as the afternoon man – he stored his sermons in 2 barrels. He drew a sermon from one barrel, delivered it and then placed it in the second barrel. When the first barrel was exhausted, he started over again with those in the second barrel.

He had a printing press which he used to produced pamphlets and broadsheets on political and religious topics. He wrote a volume of poems entitled Poetical Essays.

In 1791, he married Mary Cottam.


Mary was the daughter of John Cottam
 

Children:

  1. Charles William [b 1813?]
  2. John William [b 1819?]
  3. Joseph M. [b 1819?]
  4. Johnson M. C. [b 1829?]
  5. son
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

Atkinson, William
[1801-18??] Born in Leeds.

He was a druggist [1826] / a retired wool stapler [1851].

On 19th September 1826, he married Sarah Salt.


Sarah was the daughter of
Daniel Salt
 

Children:

  1. Edward Salt (Atkinson) [b 4 July 1834] who was a apprentice carpet manufacturer [1851]
  2. William [b 1838]
  3. Daniel [b 1844]
  4. Joseph [b 1846]

The family lived at Knowl Cottage, Mirfield [1851]

Atkinson, Rev William
[1813-1850] Son of Rev Christopher Atkinson.

Born in Elland.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School, St John's College Cambridge [1832] and Magdalene College Cambridge [1833].

He was Perpetual Curate of Elland Parish Church [1843-1850]

He was a Puseyite. In 1850, he began restoration work at Elland Parish Church. He died before the work was completed.

He did not marry.

He and his father are commemorated in a stained glass window at the church.

See Elland Society

Atkinson, William
[1839-1893] Born in Clifton.

He was a butcher & farmer 8 acres [1871] / a general butcher [1881] / innkeeper at the Prince Albert, Brighouse [1887-1893]

In [Q4] 1863, he married (1) Mary Schofield [1835-1889] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest

Mary died in 1889.

In [Q3] 1889, he married (2) Ellen Rayner [1832-1897] in Halifax.

The family lived at Clifton [1871, 1881]

Atkinson, William
[1841-1909] Born in Soyland.

He was a labourer [1863].

On 24th January 1863, he married Harriet Hollas in Halifax


Harriet was the daughter of
Joseph Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Jim
  2. Orlanda [1865-1865]
  3. Joseph
  4. Fred [1868-1874]
  5. Sidney [1870-1874]
  6. John
  7. Ann [1876-1950] who never married
  8. Isabella [1879-1955] who married John Robert Turner
  9. William [b 1883]
  10. Walter [1889-1961]

Atkinson, William
[1843-19??] Born in Monk Fryston, Yorkshire.

He was a hay & straw dealer &c (employer) [1911] / partner in W. & J. Atkinson.

Around 1873, he married Mary Margaret [1854-19??].

Children:

  1. Mary Ada [b 1879]
  2. Emily [b 1880]
  3. George Edward [b 1882]

The family lived at

 

The Atkinson family of Kirkheaton
Local important in and around Kirkheaton and the eastern end of the district.

Joseph Atkinson was an early member of the family

See also Joseph Atkinson, Law Atkinson and Thomas Atkinson

Atkinson surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Atkinson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Atkinson:


Marriages 1800, 1809, 1811, 1899, 1905, 1922; Deaths 1899, 1900
 

See Patronymic Surnames




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