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Mr Barker [1???-18??]
Mr Barker [18??-1???]
Rev A. Barker [17??-18??]
Abraham Barker [17??-18??]
Abraham Barker [17??-18??]
Abraham Barker [1836-1906]
Alan Barker [19??-19??]
Alfred Barker [18??-1???]
Alfred Barker [18??-1???]
Alfred Barker [18??-18??]
Alfred Barker [1840-1919]
Allan Barker [18??-19??]
Arthur Barker [1860-19??]
Arthur Barker [1874-1???]
Arthur Barker [1924-1943]
Charles Barker [17??-1???]
Charles Barker [1857-1893]
Charles Trevelyan Barker [1890-19??]
Crossley Barker [1853-1927]
David Barker [17??-18??]
David Barker [1816-1872]
Donald Barker [19??-]
Donald Schofield Barker [19??-1946]
Edwin Barker [1871-19??]
Elias Barker [1863-19??]
Elizabeth Barker [18??-1???]
Enoch Barker [17??-18??]
Ernest Barker [1???-1916]
Ernest Barker [1871-19??]
Ernest Barker [1882-1918]
Ernest Barker [1899-1918]
Francis Barker [18??-19??]
Frank Barker [1862-1916]
Frank Astin Barker [1897-1915]
Fred Barker [18??-1???]
Fred Barker [18??-1916]
Fred Barker [1881-1916]
Fred Barker [1884-1917]
Fred Barker [19??-]
Frederic Barker [1825-1864]
Rev G. Heathcote Barker [18??-19??]
George Barker [1833-1???]
George Barker [1878-1940]
George Norman Barker [1898-1918]
Gordon Barker [1895-1918]
Grace Barker [1749-1817]
Harry Barker [1890-1918]
Hawksworth Barker [1868-1915]
Helliwell Barker [18??-19??]
Henry Barker [18??-18??]
Herbert Barker [18??-19??]
Herbert Barker [1876-19??]
Herbert H. Barker [18??-19??]
Herman Edgar Barker [1878-19??]
Rev J. Barker [1???-18??]
J. Barker [18??-191?]
J. W. Barker [18??-19??]
Jack Barker [1916-1942]
James Barker [18??-18??]
James Barker [1812-18??]
James Barker [1840-1906]
James Barker [1862-1918]
James Richard Barker [1856-19??]
James Roper Barker [1881-1915]
James William Barker [18??-19??]
James Willie Barker [1887-1916]
John Barker [1???-18??]
John Barker [17??-1???]
John Barker [17??-1798]
John Barker [1769-1842]
John Barker [1794-18??]
John Barker [18??-1???]
John Barker [1808-18??]
John Barker [1818-1883]
John Barker [1838-1???]
John Barker [1844-19??]
John Barker [1849-1911]
John Barker [1858-1895]
John Barker [1859-19??]
John Barker [1864-1???]
John Albert Barker [1880-1917]
John Edward Barker [1854-19??]
John Fielden Barker [1849-19??]
John Francis Barker [1876-1918]
John Hampden Barker [1858-19??]
John Hawksworth Jackson Barker [1893-1915]
John Luke Barker [1894-1916]
John Schofield Barker [1853-19??]
John William Barker [1878-19??]
Jonathan Barker [1805-1868]
Joseph Barker [1726-1799]
Joseph Barker [18??-19??]
Joseph Barker [1806-1875]
Josiah Wilson Barker [1914-1944]
Julia Barker [1831-1916]
Juliet Barker [19??-]
Linda Barker [1961-]
Luke Barker [1843-1896]
Lycias Barker [1812-1885]
Mark Barker [1840-1901]
Mary Alice Barker [1863-19??]
Norman Barker [1893-1916]
Norman Barker [1912-1987]
Ormerod Barker [18??-19??]
Percy Barker [1891-1916]
Peter Barker [1733-1???]
Ralph Sanderson Barker [1920-1944]
Robert Barker [17??-1???]
Robert Barker [1759-1831]
Robert Barker [1795-1872]
Robert Barker [1795-1876]
Robert Barker [18??-18??]
Robert Barker [1827-1880]
Robert Barker [1830-1891]
Robert Barker [1836-1???]
Robert Barker [1866-19??]
Robert Barker [1893-1917]
Major Robert Hewitt Barker [1887-1961]
Roy Barker [1919-1942]
S. Barker [18??-19??]
Sam Barker [1883-1917]
Sam Barker [1889-1952]
Samuel Barker [1819-1???]
Samuel Barker [1851-1???]
Dame Sara Barker [1904-1973]
Shadrach Barker [1835-1898]
T. E. Barker [18??-19??]
Thomas Barker [1798-18??]
Thomas Barker [18??-19??]
Thomas Barker [1801-1???]
Thomas Barker [1830-1???]
Thomas Barker [1835-1???]
Thomas Barker [1841-1???]
Thomas Barker [1851-19??]
Thomas Barker [1884-1917]
Thomas Barker [1899-1918]
Thomas J. Barker [1911-19??]
Tom Barker [1801-18??]
Tom Barker [1853-1???]
Tom Barker [1853-1917]
W. Barker [18??-18??]
W. T. Barker [19??-19??]
Walter Barker [1893-1918]
Walter Clement Barker [1880-1954]
William Barker [1???-1???]
William Barker [1???-18??]
William Barker [17??-1???]
William Barker [1777-18??]
William Barker [18??-19??]
William Barker [1814-1887]
William Barker [1830-1???]
William Barker [1847-1???]
William Barker [1849-19??]
William Barker [1857-1909]
William Barker [1891-1940]
William Young Barker [1910-1941]


Barker, Mr
[1???-18??] On 24th November 1838, a notice in The Leeds Mercury announced that
On Tuesday, 20th November 1838, as Mr Barker of the King's Arms, Halifax, and late of Swan Bank Colliery, was proceeding down Godley Lane to Leeds, accompanied by several friends in a car, the horse took fright and the party was overturned. Mr Barker, we are sorry to learn, received such injury to his legs, as may render amputation necessary to preserve his life

Barker, Mr
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Alfred

Barker, Rev A.
[17??-18??] Pastor at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1799-1803]

Barker, Abraham
[17??-18??] Gent.

He lived at Stoney Lee, Todmorden

Barker, Abraham
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Cockden Mill, Stansfield [1797] and Cross Lee Mill, Stansfield [1804].

In 1805, he was declared bankrupt and sold the Cockden Mill

Barker, Abraham
[1836-1906] Son of James Barker.

He was a master cotton spinner [1871, 1881] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1891] / a partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker [1871, 1877, 1905].

In 1863, he married Hannah Bentley [1834-1898] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. James William
  2. Annie [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Barker Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • 3 Harley Villas, Todmorden [1905, 1906]
  • 13 Victoria Road, Stansfield, Todmorden [1881]
  • 2 Harley Villas, Harley Bank, Stansfield, Todmorden [1891]
  • 3 Harley Villas, Todmorden [1901]

He died 5th June 1906

Barker, Alan
[19??-19??] MR, BChir.

Only son of J. W. Barker.

On 12th April 1928, he married Margaret Lulu Johnston from Whitstable

Barker, Alfred
[18??-1???] Son of William Barker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Clara Hannah [1884-1942] who married Frederick Alfred Crabtree

Barker, Alfred
[18??-1???] Son of Mr Barker.

In 1869, he married Sarah Sutcliffe at Halifax Parish Church

Barker, Alfred
[18??-18??] He was a mechanic.

In [Q2] 1868, he married Betsey Vining Bellwoon [18??-1???] in Rochdale.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Fred

4 sons served in World War I; Fred was killed in action.

After Alfred's death, Betsey married [Q1 1899] Thomas Fielding in Halifax

Barker, Alfred
[1840-1919] Son of Robert Barker.

He married Ann [1840-1877].

Children:

  1. Hamer [1864-1887]
  2. Jim [1869-1919]

The family lived at

  • Cloughfoot
  • Midgelden [1919]

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Barker, Allan
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Barker, Arthur
[1860-19??] No father was shown on his marriage record.

He was a woollen finisher of Booth, Luddenden [1919].

He married (1) Unknown.

In 1919, he married (2) Emily Murgatroyd.


Emily, of Chapel Street, Luddenden, was the daughter of
William Murgatroyd
 

Barker, Arthur
[1874-1???] Son of Mark Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1891] / a spirit merchant [1901]

Barker, Arthur
[1924-1943] Son of Annie & Arthur Barker of Todmorden

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 140 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 7th May 1943 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Massicault War Cemetery [IV B 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Charles
[17??-1???] He married Susan Hamer.

Children:

  1. Robert

Barker, Charles
[1857-1893] Born in Burnley, Lancashire.

He was a cotton weaver [1891].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Elizabeth Margaret Dwyer [1864-1???] in Todmorden.


Elizabeth was born in St Nicholas, Gloucester
 

Children:

  1. Agnes Mary [b 1882] who was a cotton cardroom hand [1901]
  2. George [b 1884] who was a cotton weaver [1893, 1901]
  3. James Willie
  4. Annie [b 1889] who was a cotton spinner [1891, 1901]
  5. Norah [b 1892]
  6. Mary [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • 19 Derby Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1891]
  • 4 Mechanic Street, Todmorden [1901]

Charles died in Todmorden [1893] (aged 26)  In 1901, Elizabeth married William Francis Brown

Barker, Charles Trevelyan
[1890-19??] Son of John Fielden Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He and his brother Herman established the Phoenix Cycle Works.

He was a chauffeur [1911].

He lived with his father in Todmorden [1911]

Barker, Crossley
[1853-1927] Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker [1902].

He married Eliza Brook [1854-1???].


Eliza was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [1879-1927] who married Ewart Gladstone Hirst

Barker, David
[17??-18??] He married Ann Waterhouse.

Children:

  1. Jonathan [bapt 1804]
  2. Cecilia [bapt 1808]
  3. Lycias

Barker, David
[1816-1872] Landlord of the New Delight, Wainstalls [1871] and the Fountain Head, Pellon [1872].

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [3rd April 1872]

Barker, Donald
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Barker, Donald Schofield
[19??-1946]

During World War II, he served as a Warrant Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

He died 24th July 1946.

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [1 A 1239]

Barker, Edwin
[1871-19??] Son of William Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic apprentice [1891] / a machine tool maker (employer) [1901, 1911] / a partner in Smith, Barker & Willson Limited He retired in 1912, and his position was filled by J. Richardson.

In 1902, he married Emily Lord [1880-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1904]
  2. Margaret [b 1910]

The family lived at 14 Clevedon Place, Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1911]

Barker, Elias
[1863-19??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton manufacturer (employer) [1901] / a partner in Mitchell & Barker [1905] / a cotton warpdresser (worker) [1911].

In 1893, he married Grace Butterworth [1863-19??] from Erringden, in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1896]
  2. Frances [b 1899]
  3. Austen Stansfield [b 1901]
  4. Edna May [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 21 Wellington Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 54 Claremont Place, Todmorden [1905]
  • Kilnhurst, Todmorden [1911]

Grace's mother Mary Butterworth was living with them [1901, 1911]

Barker, Elizabeth
[18??-1???] Of Back Brook Street, Todmorden.

On 22nd September 1875, she was charged with having stolen a hearth rug valued at 15/- from Rev J. Constance. She was remanded in custody for trial at the next quarter sessions

Barker, Enoch
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner and manufacturer at Hudson's Mill, Heptonstall around 1825

Barker, Ernest
[1???-1916] From Johannesburg.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Regiment South African Infantry.

He was killed 14th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [4C], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

He had relatives in Halifax

Barker, Ernest
[1871-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a yarn warehouseman [1911].

In [Q3] 1898, he married Elizabeth Ann Hubbard [1876-19??] from West Bilney, Norfolk.


Neighbour
Henry Hubbard was also born in West Bilney, Norfolk
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1900]
  2. Blanche [b 1902]
  3. Harold [b 1904]
  4. Clifford [b 1906]
  5. Lewis [b 1909]

The family lived at 4 The Square, Bank Top [1911]

Barker, Ernest
[1882-1918] Son of Frank Barker.

He was a reed maker [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 80th Battery 15th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died on active service in France [13th April 1918] (aged 36).

He was buried near the north side of the church in Haverskerque Churchyard, France.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £52 4/2d.

Probate was granted to his mother Sarah Ann.

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Barker, Ernest
[1899-1918] Son of John Thomas.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein [IV G 6]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Francis
[18??-19??]

He married Martha Lister.

Children:

  1. John Francis

The family lived at 19 Pond Terrace, Hove Edge

Barker, Frank
[1862-1916] Born in Todmorden.

He was a groom [1891] / a carter at reed works [1901].

On 12th March 1883, he married Sarah Ann Mitchell [1862-1926] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Sarah Ann was born in Bacup, the daughter of
Thomas Mitchell

She was a cotton rover [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Tom [b 1886] who was a bus guard livery
  3. Edgar [b 1892]
  4. Sam [b 1895]
  5. Fred [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 26 Pexwood, Todmorden [with Sarah Ann's parents 1891]
  • 1 & 7 Watty Hole, Todmorden [1901]
  • 6 Lewis Street, Shade, Todmorden [1918, 1936]

Living with them in 1901 was lodger James Gibson [b 1850] (cotton weaver).

Frank died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [December 1916].

Sarah Ann died at 6 Lewis Street, Todmorden [April 1936].

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone: Frank [1st January 1917]; Sarah Ann [17th April 1936]

Barker, Frank Astin
[1897-1915] Brother of James H. Barker of 14 Beaumont Street, Todmorden.

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

He died 6th May 1915 (aged 17).

He was buried at the Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery [A 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Fred
[18??-1???] Son of Mr Barker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sam

Barker, Fred
[18??-1916] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [21st September 1916].

He was buried at the Varennes Military Cemetery [I B 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Fred
[1881-1916] Son of Alfred Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Church / a labourer of Ann Street, Halifax [1907] / a dyer's labourer [1911] / employed in the dyehouse at Crossley's, Dean Clough.

In [Q3] 1907, he married Annie Dugmore Siddle [1883-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie spinster of Ann Street, Halifax, was born in Morecambe, Lancashire, the daughter of William Siddle, cattle foreman
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 1 Queen's Court, Orange Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 22 Corporation Street, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted at the start of the War, and served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in Egypt and the Dardanelles, and at Suvla Bay

He was killed in action [28th September 1916] (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Barker, Fred
[1884-1917] Son of Grace & Thomas Barker of 8 Wellgate, Greetland

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 14th December 1917 (aged 33).

He was buried at the Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy [2 G 3]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Barker, Fred
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1979-1980]

Barker, Frederic
[1825-1864] Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Southowram.

He was a manufactory chemist [1851].

He married Elizabeth Thomas in Halifax [1857]


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Townshend Thomas
 

Barker, Rev G. Heathcote
[18??-19??] Minister at Bolton Brow Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. He lived at Beech Royd, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Barker, George
[1833-1???] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a silk spinner master [1871] / a silk spinner [1881] / a widower. silk spinner. employer [1891]. Partner in Barkers & Butterworth with his brother Robert.

He married Elizabeth [1831-18??] from Rastrick. He was a widower by 1891.

Children:

  1. Fanny [b 1854] who married Mr Foster

The family lived at

  • Little Woodhouse, Rastrick [1861]
  • 32 Waterloo Road, Hipperholme cum Brighouse [1871]
  • 3 Bellevue Terrace, Hipperholme with Brighouse [next door to his brother Robert 1881]
  • Belle Vue Place, Whinney Hill, Hipperholme, Hipperholme with Brighouse [with his widowed daughter Fanny and her children, next door to his brother Robert 1891]

Barker, George
[1878-1940] Son of John Schofield Barker.

Born in Liversedge.

He was an apprentice gardener [1891] / an off-licensed grocer [1911] / a member of the Halifax & District Off-Licence Holders' Association [1917-1940] / a Labour Councillor for Southowram Ward [1920-1940] / Chairman of the Improvements Committee / Alderman [1932] / Magistrate [1933] / Mayor of Halifax [1939-1940 (July)] On the Improvements Committee, he was interested in the improvement schemes for King Cross Street, King Cross Lane, and Backhold

In 1901, he married Ethel Brier [1878-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1904]
  2. Ruth [b 1905]
  3. Dorothy [b 1910]

The family lived at 4-6 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1911, 1939]. Living with them in 1911 was Lewis Brier [b 1869] an unmarried woolsorter.

He collapsed and died during the speech day ceremony at Crossley & Porter on 30th July 1940. 8 days later, John Radcliffe was elected Mayor to fill the vacancy

Barker, George Norman
[1898-1918] Son of Emma & John William Barker of Crossfield, Stainland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 15th August 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France [I A 8]

Barker, Gordon
[1895-1918] Son of William Barker of Greetland.

He married Gertrude.

They lived at York Road, Market Weighton.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 23rd October 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Awoingt British Cemetery, France [I B 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

Barker, Grace
[1749-1817] She married (1) John Sutcliffe.

After John's death [1792], she married James Haigh.

She and James ran the Navigation Inn, Gauxholme.

James died 1807 leaving money to various people, but his land, household furniture, brewing stock, cattle and chattels were left to his surviving wife Grace.

She continued at the Navigation until her own death in 1817. She was known as Old Grace of the Navigation

Barker, Harry
[1890-1918] Born in Brighouse.

In 1912, he married Elsie Bass in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Garden Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died in France [13th May 1918].

He was buried at the Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil [I H 8]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Barker, Hawksworth
[1868-1915] Son of William Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton manufacturer [1891] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer (employer) [1901, 1911] / a partner in William Barker Limited [1905].

In 1898, he married Emily Holt [1868-19??] in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Longfield Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1905]
  • 2 Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1911]

Barker, Helliwell
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Barker, Henry
[18??-18??] Around 1858, he established the business which became E. Brown & Company

Barker, Herbert
[18??-19??] DCM, MM.

Of Todmorden.

In 1919, he married Alice Greenwood of Beanhole Head.

They lived at 2 Cornfield Street, Millwood.

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

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion

Barker, Herbert
[1876-19??] Son of Mark Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk [1891] / a spirit merchant [1901] / a partner in Crossley & Barker / a retired wine and spirit merchant [1911].

In 1901, he married Clara King [1875-19??] in Halifax

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1908]
  2. Margaret [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 18 Heath Lane, Skircoat [1905]
  • 138 Skircoat Road, Halifax [1911]

Barker, Herbert H.
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Barker, Herman Edgar
[1878-19??] Son of John Fielden Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a joiner's assistant [1891] / a fireman & engine (stationary) [1901] / a motor salesman [1911].

He and his brother Trevelyan established the Phoenix Cycle Works.

He lived at

  • with his family [until 1901]
  • (Hotel) 120 to 124 Newport Street, Bolton [1911]

Barker, Rev J.
[1???-18??] Methodist New Connexion minister.

In 1841, he was expelled. This caused many of the 82 members of Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel to leave the Connexion

Barker, J.
[18??-191?] Of Southowram.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

Barker, J. W.
[18??-19??] Of Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alan

Barker, Jack
[1916-1942] Son of Lily & Ezra Barker.

He married Dinah.

They lived in Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with A Squadron 10th Royal Hussars Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 28th May 1942 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial [18], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Barker, James
[18??-18??] Cotton spinner at Adamroyd Mill, Todmorden [1861]

Barker, James
[1812-18??] He was a manufacturer [1841] / a grocer & draper [1851] / a cotton spinner employing 24 hands [1861] / a grocer and draper at Gandy Bridge, Todmorden [1871]

He married Susan [1816-1???].

Children:

  1. Shadrach
  2. Abraham
  3. Ann [b 1840]
  4. Grace [b 1844]
  5. Mary [b 1847]
  6. John

The family lived at

  • Ashen Hurst, Stansfield [living with a farmer Susan Clegg (aged 70) 1841]
  • Blind Lane, Todmorden [1851]
  • Draper's Shop, 1 Gandy Bridge, Stansfield [1861]
  • 7 Gandy Bridge, Stansfield [1871]

Barker, James
[1840-1906] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was an engineer and millwright at Phoenix Ironworks, Todmorden / A Member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians, being ultimately appointed Chairman

He married (1) married Ellen Holt.

Children:

  1. Sarah

He married (2) married Emma Cockcroft.

Children:

  1. Abraham Cockcroft
  2. James Percival
  3. Robert William

The family lived at Leeming Hall, Todmorden [from before 1881 to 1891].

He removed to Harrogate.

In his younger days he followed the Todmorden hounds, and on removing to Harrogate again indulged in this favourite pastime.

He died at his residence, Barcroft, Wetherby Lane, Harrogate. He was buried at Harlow Cemetery, Harrogate

Barker, James
[1862-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a millwright, engine maker, iron founder [1891] / a millwright, engineer, iron founder [1901] / an engineer and millwright [1911] / a partner in Astin & Barker

In 1885, he married Effie Annie Hindley [1866-1917] from Eccles, in Prestwich, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Eva [b 1886]
  2. Dorothy [b 1888]
  3. Phyllis [b 1889]
  4. Susie [b 1891]
  5. James Hindley [b 1895] who was badly-injured at Gallipoli
  6. Frank Astin [1897-1915] who was killed at Gallipoli
  7. Arthur Astin [b 1900]
  8. Charles Hindley [b 1903]
  9. Jack Astin [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 5 Harley Villas, Harley Bank, Todmorden [1891]
  • 4 Woodlands, Todmorden [1901]
  • Elder Bank, Walsden, Todmorden [1905, 1911]

Many of the family were partners in Astin & Barker. When the business wound up in 19??, the sons emigrated: Arthur going to the USA

Barker, James Richard
[1856-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a books & music seller [1891].

In [Q3] 1877, he married Alice Radcliffe [1858-19??] from Sowerby Bridge, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Julia [b 1882]
  3. Radcliffe [b 1885]
  4. Horace [b 1890]
  5. Selwin [b 1891]

The family lived at 17 Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Barker, James Roper
[1881-1915] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Halifax.

He was an estate agent [1911].

On 20th April 1904, he married Jessy Wright [1879-19??] in Halifax.


Jessy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1905-1908]

The family lived at 9 St John's Lane, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment.

He was killed in action [5th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [49 & 51].

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

In 1913, Jessy married Ehud Morrison Lingard in Halifax

Barker, James William
[18??-19??] Of Wellington Road, Todmorden. Partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker [1905]

Barker, James Willie
[1887-1916] Son of Charles Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton warehouse man [1891, 1901] / a cotton weaver for Richard Thomas & Sons, Hebden Bridge [1911] / a popular bass vocalist / a member of Todmorden Male Voice Choir / a member of Hebden Bridge Male Voice Choir / associated with Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden and Sunday School.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Betsy Parker in Todmorden.

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 12 Edward Street, Todmorden [1916]
  • Burnt Acres Farm, Eastwood, Todmorden

During World War I, he enlisted in January 1915, and served as a Gunner with C Battery 87th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He went to the Front [19th July 1915].

He was killed by a shell [22nd March 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at the St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue [II U 12].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Barker, John
[1???-18??] Of Barewise.

Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Barker, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Stansfield. He was imprisoned at York Castle [6th November 1769]

Barker, John
[17??-1798] Perpetual Curate at Sowerby [1783, 1798]

Barker, John
[1769-1842] Son of Joseph Barker.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838].

About 1807, he married Hannah Wood [1781-1822]. Hannah inherited £200 from her father [1822].

Children:

  1. Robert

The family lived at

  • Saundersclough, Dulesgate
  • Edge End Farm, of independent means [1841]

He died at Edge End Farm.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Barker, John
[1794-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was Oddfellows' Arms, Warley [1845] / New Delight, Wainstalls [1851].

Around 1826, he married Betty [1792-18??].


Betty was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1826]

Barker, John
[18??-1???] He married Mary Ann [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Sam

John was dead by 1917

Barker, John
[1808-18??] Son of William Barker.

Born at Ashenhurst Fold, Stansfield.

He was a mule spinner (cotton) [1851] / a grocer [1861, 1871].

In 1827, he married Susan Dawson [1806-18??] of Higher Knowle.

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1828]
  2. William [b 1830]
  3. James [b 1832]
  4. Mark [b 1834]
  5. Hannah [b 1836]
  6. Sarah [b 1838]
  7. Luke

The family lived at

  • Oldroyd, Langfield, Todmorden [1841, 1851]
  • Inchfield Terrace, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • Clough, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]
  • Barnes Street, Todmorden & Walsden [1881]

John was dead by 1881. His widow Susan was a grocer

Barker, John
[1818-1883] Born in Stansfield.

He was an engineer / a millwright [1861, 1871] / a partner in Astin & Barker.

In 1854, he married Mally Whitaker [1819-1???] from Todmorden, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret Alice [b 1854] who married Jonathan Gledhill
  2. Josiah [b 1858]

The family lived at

  • 8 Ridge Side, Todmorden [1861]
  • 10 Oddfellow's Hall, Langfield [1871]

Barker, John
[1838-1???] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was a millwright / a partner in the family business at Phoenix Foundry.

He and brother Robert were mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings in August 1893.

He lived at Cornfield Villas, Walsden

Barker, John
[1844-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen carder [1891, 1901].

He married Mary [1844-1???] born in Norland

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1879]
  2. Mina [1883-19??] who married John Varley Schofield

The family lived at

  • Scar Head, Norland [1891, 1901]
  • Ivy Cottage, Norland [1906]

Barker, John
[1849-1911] JP.

Son of James Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at a school at Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne [1861] / a cotton yarn agent [1881] / a member of Shadrach & Abraham Barker / President of Todmorden Liberal Club for 2 years / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / Justice of the Peace [1901] / a commission agent cotton [1911] / a Liberal / a County Alderman

In 1876, he married Alice Ormerod in Halifax.


Alice was the daughter of Peter Ormerod
 

Children:

  1. Helen Mildred [b 1879]
  2. Amelia Ormerod [1883]
  3. Alice Ormerod [1889]

In 1891, Helen Mildred [aged 11] and Amelia Ormerod [aged 8] were boarders at school at Longley House, Long Street, Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

In 1901, Alice Ormerod [aged 11] was a boarder at a Girls' Boarding School at Walderneath Road, Harrogate.

The family lived at

  • 4 Carley Villas, Stansfield [1881]
  • Harley Bank, Stansfield [1891]
  • 7 Harley Bank, Todmorden [1901]
  • Moorside, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool [1911]

Barker, John
[1858-1895] Born in Walsden.

He was a coal delver [1884].

In 1884, he married Sarah Ann Jackson [1860-1901] in Todmorden.


Sarah Ann was born in Walsden, daughter of Thomas Jackson [1827-1911]
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

John died in 1895.

Sarah Ann died in 1901.

Son Thomas went to live with his grandfather Thomas Jackson at 36 Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden

Barker, John
[1859-19??] He was a cotton manufacturer [1891] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1901] / a cotton spinner and weaver manufacturer [1911] / a Director of the Rochdale Canal Company [1911]

On 15th August 1881, he married Alice Ann Barker [1858-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1882]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1884]
  3. Sarah [b 1888]
  4. William Albion [b 1889]
  5. John Hawksworth Jackson
  6. Dorothy Alice [b 1894]

The family lived at

Barker, John
[1864-1???] Son of Luke Barker.

Born in Walsden.

He was a mechanic [1881] / a cotton manufacturer [1891, 1901] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1911]. He joined the family firm, Luke Barker & Sons.

In 1882, he married Jane Clover [1864-1???] from Gainsborough, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Children:

  1. Rachel [b 1885] who married [1907] William Sutherland McKay from Edinburgh, in Todmorden
  2. Robert Hewitt
  3. Grace Ellen [b 1890]
  4. Alice [b 1898]

The family lived at

Barker, John Albert
[1880-1917] Son of Susannah & John Barker of 20 Wellington Road, Todmorden.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Clara Crossley in Todmorden.

They lived at 72 Wellington Road, Todmorden

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 5th October 1917 (aged 37).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P III D 2A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, John Edward
[1854-19??] Son of William Barker, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker of Halifax [1874] / an overlooker worsted factory [1881] / a green grocer [1891] / a carter (coal) [1901] / a cart driver (general) [1911]

In 1874, he married Mary Hannah Day [1852-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of George Day, mechanic.

She was a weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1877] who was a mill hand worsted [1891]
  2. Amy [b 1879] who was a mill hand worsted [1891], a worsted winder [1901]
  3. Clara Edith [b 1881] who married Frank Fearnley
  4. James Herbert [b 1885] who was a rivetter boiler maker [1901]
  5. Albert Edward [b 1889] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  6. Percy
  7. Norman

The family lived at

  • 8 Back Alexandra Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 9 Harrow Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 24 Wolseley Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Sons Percy & Norman and son-in-law Frank Fearnley were killed in World War I

Barker, John Fielden
[1849-19??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a fireman (dye works) [1881] / a stoker & driver of stationary engine [1891] / a fireman & engine (stationary) [1901].

In 1875, he married Jane Emily Smith [1854-1893] in Todmorden.


Jane Emily came from Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Amanda [b 1876]
  2. Herman
  3. Walter M [b 1880]
  4. Morris [b 1884]
  5. Julia [b 1886]
  6. Charles Trevelyan

The family lived at

  • 6 Stoodley Bridge, Stansfield [1881]
  • 42 Castle Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 303 Halifax Road, Todmorden [1901]

Barker, John Francis
[1876-1918] Son of Francis Barker.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1918 (aged 42).

He was buried at the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France [I E 17].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Barker, John Hampden
[1858-19??] MB, ChB.

Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Langfield.

He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a cotton waste dealer [1881] / a Bachelor of Medicine [1891] / a physician and surgeon at Todmorden [1895, 1905]. In August 1913, he was appointed School Medical Officer for Todmorden, at a salary of £250 per year.

In 1889, he married Alice Ann Brierley [1857-1???] from Middleton, Lancashire, in Manchester.

They lived at

  • Eagle Street, Stansfield [his sister Mary was living with him 1881]
  • Claremont Villas, Victoria Road, Stansfield [1891, 1901]

Barker, John Hawksworth Jackson
[1893-1915] Son of John Barker.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died in the Dardanelles [7th August 1915] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Redoubt Cemetery [SP MEM A 6]. He is remembered in a memorial window erected by his family in St Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, John Luke
[1894-1916] Son of Clara & Frank Barker of 2 Lily Bank Terrace, Lineholme, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 26th December 1916 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery [A 6].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, John Schofield
[1853-19??] Born in Liversedge.

He was a small wire drawer [1881, 1891] / a grocer [1901]

In 1874, he married Sarah Jane Wilkinson [1855-19??] from Dewsbury, in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1875] who was an apprentice designer [1891]
  2. George

The family lived at

  • 1 Longbottoms Terrace, Siddal [1881]
  • 17 Siddal Grove, Siddal [1891]
  • 6 Siddal Jubilee Road, Siddal [1901]

Barker, John William
[1878-19??] Son of James Richard Barker.

On 19th September 1900, he married Mara Emma (Sissie) Wrigley at Harrison Road Congregational Church Halifax


Sissie was the daughter of J. L. Wrigley
 

Barker, Jonathan
[1805-1868] Son of Robert Barker.

Born at Millwood.

He was the first in a family of millwrights / an iron and brass founder, engineer, millwright / a millwright employing 31 men and 8 boys [1861].

He built a Phoenix Foundry [about 1860].

He married Hannah Horsfall.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1835] who married Luke Barker
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Betsy
  6. Ann

John Travis records

About 1860-61, Jonathan Barker built a foundry behind Phoenix. He then went in for Room and Power speculation and built a weaving shed behind the Shannon & Chesapeake Inn (possibly Millwood Mill) near his works. It was immediately let to tenants. Before the Phoenix Foundry was built castings were made for Barkers by James Stansfield at Salford Old Foundry.

He died suddenly from

a second attack of paralysis

at his home [April 1868].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Barker, Joseph
[1726-1799] He married Susan Lord [1731-1794].

Children:

  1. Robert [1759-1823]
  2. Thomas [1761-1834]
  3. John
  4. Samuel [1774-1796]
  5. Betty [1795-1862] who married John Stansfield

He bought Edge End farm from Abraham Fielden

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Barker, Joseph
[18??-19??] From Hampsthwaite.

He was landlord of the Great Northern Hotel, Halifax [1911]

Barker, Joseph
[1806-1875] A Leeds woolworker who became a Methodist preacher working in Halifax and on other circuits between 1829-33. At the Halifax Conference of 1841, he was expelled from the Methodist New Connexion for questioning the divine appointment of baptism.

He published several controversial and religious works, and issued Barker's Library, a cheap series of theological, philosophical, and ethical works, and founded several periodicals, including The People, to propagate his extreme opinions.

His followers were Barkerites.

He became an avowed unbeliever and political agitator. In 1848, he was imprisoned for Chartist activities – see The Moor.

In 1851, he emigrated to the USA. He suffered mental conflicts and returned to England. He became an evangelist preacher with the Primitive Methodists.

He returned to the USA and died in Omaha, Nebraska.

See Rev William Trotter and Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn

Barker, Josiah Wilson
[1914-1944] Son of Mrs E. Barker of New Moston, Manchester.

Born in Todmorden.

He lived at Beaumont Street, Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 3rd (Negri Sembilan) Battalion Federal Malay States Volunteer Force.

He was captured at Singapore, and a POW [July 1943].

He died after an operation [21st March 1944] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Kranji War Cemetery [16 B 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Julia
[1831-1916] Daughter of Thomas Barker.

On 27 March 1854, she married (1) Alexander Blackie [1???-1858] of the Glasgow publishers Blackie & Sons at Halifax Parish Church.

In 1859, she married (2) Thomas Wilson in Halifax.

Julia was widowed and carrying on her husband's business as a furniture dealer by 1881

Barker, Juliet
[19??-] Historian who has written books on Agincourt, Wordsworth and The Brontës. Dr Barker lives at Cragg Vale

Barker, Linda
[1961-] Designer.

Born in Leeds. She grew up in Shelf and has since been raised to the status where personality becomes an oxymoron

Barker, Luke
[1843-1896] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

Son of John Barker Born at Oldroyd, Stansfield.

He was a pupil at Bayes School, Lumbutts and Vale Academy, Todmorden.

He was a warehouseman in a cotton mill [1861] / a cotton manufacturer employing 33 males, 35 females [1871] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1881]

In 1867, he went into partnership with his brother, William, and Richard Crabtree and Thomas Cockcroft, trading as Cockcroft Barker & Crabtree.

Later in 1867, Cockcroft left the partnership, and it continued as Barkers & Crabtree.

Around 1890, he established the cotton manufacturing business Luke Barker & Sons with his sons, John and Robert.

In 1863, he married (1) Rachel Barnes [1836-1878].


Rachel was the daughter of John Barnes, a manager at Abraham Ormerod & Brothers
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. Emily [b 1868]
  4. Mary J [b 1875]
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

In 1879, he married (2) Sarah Ann Barker [1835-1???].


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Jonathan Barker
 

The family lived at

  • 10 Barker Street, Stansfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • Claremont Villas, Victoria Road, Stansfield [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was Ann Barker [1849-1???] Luke's sister-in-law.

Their children placed a memorial by the reredos at Todmorden Parish Church inscribed


A.M.D.G.

These symbols of praise and worship are dedicated by the children of LUKE and RACHEL BARKER, in loving memory of their parents.
AD 1897

Barker, Lycias
[1812-1885] Son of David Barker.

Born in Baildon.

His name is found transcribed as Lysias, Lycius, and Lycios.

He was an innkeeper at the Eastbrook Hotel, Bradford [1841] / a bookkeeper with a worsted manufacturer, lodging with the Ellison family in Bradford [1851] / a farmer of 13 acres employing 1 man & 1 girl [1861] / a worsted manufacturer [1871] / a retired stuff manufacturer [1881]. He was in business with his stepson Cyrus Brook as worsted manufacturer with mills at Baildon Green Mill at Baildon [1861], Victoria Mills, Halifax, and Eagle Works, later trading as Cyrus Brook & Company.

On 30th December 1856, he married (1) Hannah Brook at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1880, he was on the Baildon School Board

On 16th March 1881, he married (2) Rachel Elizabeth Jenkinson [1834-1???] from Woolwich, Kent, at St John's Church, Baildon.

The family lived at

  • Hobbutts, Browgate, Baildon [1861]
  • Low Baildon, Baildon, Yeadon, Wharfedale [1871, 1881]

He died 16th August 1885

Barker, Mark
[1840-1901] Born in Todmorden.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1881] / a retired spirit merchant [1901]

In 1872, he married Sarah Jane Magson [1845-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Herbert

The family lived at

Barker, Mary Alice
[1863-19??] Daughter of Thomas Barker.

Born in Halifax.

She was a muffin & crumpet baker [1881].

In 1885, she married Arthur Taylor.

She was concerned with social issues and worked for the welfare of the poor and was involved with Halifax Workhouse and St Luke's Hospital.

She was active in the suffragette movement, and she and her husband were involved with the Independent Labour Party.

In January 1907, she went to London and took part in demonstrations in which over 700 people marched on the House of Commons, led by the Pankhursts. She was charged at Westminster Police Court for behaving in a disorderly manner and ordered to pay 20/- or serve 14 days in jail. She chose prison and spent 14 days in Holloway Prison, where she was known as Prisoner 31. She was released on 27th February. She received an enthusiastic welcome by several hundred supporters at Halifax railway station when she returned to Halifax on her release

She does not appear on the 1911 census. Many suffragettes either refused to appear on the 1911 census or defaced the forms.

In 1920, she became one of the first 3 women magistrates for Halifax

Barker, Norman
[1893-1916] Son of John Edward Barker.

He was a member of Pellon Baptist Church / a dyer's labourer [1911, 1915] / employed by Washer Lane Dye Works.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Annie Eliza Marshall [1892-19??] at St George's Church, Ovenden.


Annie Eliza, of 63 Ovenden Road, Ovenden, was the daughter of Fielding Marshall, warehouseman
 

Children:

  1. Winifred [b 1915]

The family lived at 24 Wolseley Terrace, Battinson Road, Halifax.

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

He was killed at Crucifix Corner, by a shell [17th September 1916] (aged 23).

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

His brother Percy was killed 3 days earlier, and brother-in-law Frank Fearnley was also killed in World War I

Barker, Norman
[1912-1987] Full name: Norman Cecil Barker.

Born in Todmorden. The family lived in Industrial Street. Musician who played saxophone and clarinet. He played with Mantovani's and other orchestras. He went to Roomfield School. Around 1922, he took up violin lessons. In 1927, he started work as a clerk at Mons Mill, later moving to the company's offices in Castleton.

He played in several local bands and orchestras, and formed the Imperial Dance Orchestra with a group of friends. In 1933, the orchestra won the bronze medal in the Melody Maker All Lancashire Dance Band finals at the Empress Ballroom, Burnley.

In 1933, he broke his leg in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Castleton, and lost his job.

He became a professional musician, and joined Mantovani's orchestra in 1939.

He served with the RAF during World War II, and had a distinguished career, flying on high altitude bombing and photographic missions over Berlin.

He played in many orchestras after the war and taught the clarinet at Haberdasher's Askes School in North London

Barker, Ormerod
[18??-19??] Cotton spinner at Todmorden

In January 1871, he was declared bankrupt

Barker, Percy
[1891-1916] Son of John Edward Barker.

He was an under overlooker (worsted) [1911] / a labourer [1913] / employed by Riley Brothers (Halifax).

In [Q2] 1913, he married Hilda Hey [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hilda, of Cromwell Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Samuel Hey, master t....
 

Children:

  1. Edith A. [b 1913]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [14th September 1916] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille [III V 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church.

His brother Norman was killed 3 days later, and brother-in-law Frank Fearnley was also killed in World War I

Barker, Peter
[1733-1???] Miller of Stansfield. One of the coiners also known as Foul Peter.

The official notice of 1769 for his arrest described him as

PETER BARKER, late of Stansfield in the Parish of Halifax, Miller (commonly called Foul Peter) aged 36 years or thereabouts, a broad-set Man, about Five feet seven Inches high, black hair, tyed behind, dark complexioned, and generally wears light-coloured Cloaths

Barker, Ralph Sanderson
[1920-1944] Son of R. F. Barker of Halifax.

He was

He lived at 91 Waterloo Court, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant with the 509th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in Normandy [16th July 1944] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel [III D 12].

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

Barker, Robert
[17??-1???] He moved from Chipping, near Clitheroe in Lancashire, to Todmorden. Settled at Priestwell, Stansfield.

He was a wood turner, making trenchers, basins, rolling pins etc.

With his sons he set up a business at Priestwell with a workshop and water-power. Priestwell was a block of 6 cottages (since demolished), a workshop, with a dam at Durn and another smaller dam behind the workshop

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. James

Barker, Robert
[1759-1831] Son of Robert Barker.

He was a millwright.

The family had ironworks for over 50 years at Swan and then at Phoenix Ironworks, Millwood.

He married Mary Cockcroft [1756-1800].

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. William
  3. Mary
  4. Abraham [1789-1830]
  5. Robert [b 1792] who died in infancy
  6. James [b 1796]
  7. Jane
  8. Ann

He married Ann Fielden [1778-1822].

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. John [1803-1817]
  3. Jonathan
  4. Betty

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone, inside the church at the foot of the tower

Barker, Robert
[1795-1872] He married Peggy Smith [1796-1871].

Children:

  1. Robert

Barker, Robert
[1795-1876] Son of Charles Barker.

He was a carter, weaver, farmer, inn keeper / innkeeper at the British Queen, Todmorden [1846] / innkeeper at the British Queen and farming 20 acres [1861] / innkeeper at the British Queen and farming 36 acres [1871]

In 1818, he married Betty Mitchell [1799-1858].

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. Joseph
  3. Emma
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Alfred
  6. Matilda
  7. Lydia
  8. Priscilla

Members of the family were buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

See Robert Sanderson

Barker, Robert
[18??-18??] Son of John Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He went to London to take the College of Surgeons examinations, and eventually set up a practice in Rochdale

Barker, Robert
[1827-1880] Son of Robert Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was an iron moulder [1861] / an iron moulder & beerseller [1871] / beerhouse keeper at the Havelock Arms, Todmorden [1871, 1880]

He married Elizabeth Smith [1831-1???] from Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Smith [b 1852] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1871]
  2. Frank [b 1854] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1871]
  3. Fred [b 1858] who was a factory operative [1871]
  4. Sarah [b 1860]
  5. Annie [b 1862]
  6. Clara [b 1864]
  7. Stephen [b 1866] who was a blacksmiths' apprentice [1871, 1881]
  8. John [b 1868] who was a cotton weft packer [1871, 1881]
  9. Martha [1871-1900] who died in Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  10. Robert [b 1872]
  11. Elizabeth [b 1876]

The family lived at

  • Salford, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • 3 Salford, Havelock Beerhouse, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]

After Robert's death, Elizabeth took over at the Havelock Arms

Barker, Robert
[1830-1891] Son of Tom Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / a silk dresser employing 1 man [1861] / a silk spinner master [1871] / a silk spinner employing 146 persons [1881] / a silk spinner (employer) [1891] / a partner in Barkers & Butterworth with his brother George

In 1852, he married Mary Hirst [1832-1???] from Langfield, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1852]
  2. John Thomas [b 1860] who was a silk spinning overlooker [1881] and a silk warehouseman [1891]
  3. Mary Jane [b 1863]

He was living as a lodger with the Durrans family in Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse [1851].

The family lived at

Mary's widowed mother Sally Hirst [1808-1???] (annuitant) was living with them [1881, 1891].

Their granddaughter, Alice Bentley [b 1877] was living with the widowed Mary [1901]

Barker, Robert
[1836-1???] Son of Jonathan Barker.

He was engineer and millwright [1871] / engineer and millwright master employing 38 men and 8 boys [1881] at Phoenix Ironworks, Todmorden.

He and brother John were mentioned in bankruptcy proceedings in August 1893.

He lived at 16 Millwood [1881]

Barker, Robert
[1866-19??] Of Stansfield Hall.

Son of Luke Barker

Partner in Luke Barker & Sons.

In 1891, he married Kate Fielden at Christ Church, Todmorden


Kate was the daughter of Samuel Fielden
 

Barker, Robert
[1893-1917] Son of Mary & Robert Barker of Ashenhurst Farm, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th April 1917 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Gorre British & Indian Cemetery [VII A 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Major Robert Hewitt
[1887-1961] Son of John Barker.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a boarder at a school in Bedford [1901] / a cotton mill manager [1911] / joint owner of Luke Barker & Sons.

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

In December 1918, the first post-war General Election, he was supported by the National Association of Discharged Sailors & Soldiers, and became the successful Soldier's candidate for the Sowerby Division, and served as Independent MP for Sowerby [1918-1922].

In 1916, he married Violet Kathleen Gartside [1894-19??] from Ashton, in Manchester.

Children:

  1. John Gartside [b 1921]

The family lived at Ewood Hall, Mytholmroyd [1921]

Barker, Roy
[1919-1942] Son of Martha & Arthur Barker of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

He died 1st August 1942 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery [3 E 17]

Barker, S.
[18??-19??] MB, BS.

Physician and surgeon at Todmorden [1905]

Barker, Sam
[1883-1917] Son of John Barker.

He married Sarah Helen Crabtree in Halifax.


Sarah Helen was the daughter of James Crabtree
 

They lived at 7 Chapel Street, Halifax Road, Todmorden.

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

He was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai [30th November 1917] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [7], on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden, and on his wife's grave at Heptonstall Church

Barker, Sam
[1889-1952] Son of Fred Barker.

On 9th August 1913, he married Esther Annie Cartwright at Elland Parish Church.


Esther Annie was the daughter of Benjamin Cartwright
 

After the death of Esther Annie's parents, Sam took over as landlord of the Spring Gardens, Elland [1935-1952].

Sam died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [10th December 1952].

Probate records show that he left.

Probate was granted to his widow Esther Annie

Barker, Samuel
[1819-1???] Born in Walsden.

He was a silk dresser [1851] / innkeeper at the Masons' Arms, Gauxholme [1861, 1867].

He married Orpah [1822-1???] from Stansfield.

The family lived at

  • Shade, Todmorden [1851]
  • The Mason's Arms [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] were Albion Barker [aged 16] nephew (powerloom weaver cotton)  and John Rudger [aged 28] lodger (boiler maker iron) 

In July 1867, he was declared insolvent

Barker, Samuel
[1851-1???] Son of William Barker, gardener.

He was a plumber of Lower Hall, Norland [1900].

He married (1) Unknown.

In [Q1] 1900, he married (2) Eliza at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza, of Ellen Royd, Northowram, was the daughter of Nathaniel Banbury and widow of Charles Manger
 

Barker, Dame Sara
[1904-1973] DBE.

Educated at Siddal Elementary School and Halifax Technical College.

She was Secretary-Agent of the Halifax Labour Party [1935-1942]. She was woman organiser of the Yorkshire Labour Party [1942-1952]. She was National Agent of the Labour Party [1962-1969]. In 1970, she was made DBE

Barker, Shadrach
[1835-1898] Son of James Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton spinner master employing 100 hands [1881] / a partner in Shadrach & Abraham Barker.

In 1874, he married Mary Alice Bannister [1851-1???] in Easingwold, Yorkshire.

They lived at Harley Bank, Stansfield [1881, 1901].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

Barker, T. E.
[18??-19??] MM.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Second Royal Fusiliers

Barker, Thomas
[1798-18??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a manufactory chemist [1841] / a poor law auditor & insurance agent [1851]

He married Judith [1800-18??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frederic
  2. Emma [b 1826]
  3. Edward [b 1829] who was a manufactory chemist [1851]
  4. Walter [b 1830]
  5. Julia [b 1831]
  6. Judith [b 1836]
  7. Thomas [b 1837]
  8. John [b 1839]
  9. Mary [b 1842]

The family lived at

Living with the family in 1841 were Elizabeth Hemingway [aged 40] (independent), and William Phourber [aged 20] (a chemist). Elizabeth Hemingway (unmarried annuitant) was with them [in 1851]

Barker, Thomas
[18??-19??] Of Patmos, Todmorden He was a member of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1900].

He married Rachel Holt.


Rachel was the daughter of Thomas Holt
 

Thomas and Rachel attended Patmos Chapel and the school.

Rachel was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Barker, Thomas
[1801-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a cotton manufacturer [1841] / a fustian manufacturer [1851] / a dyer & fustian manufacturer (employing 32 men cotton) [1861] / a manufacturer employing 30 men [1871] / a partner in Thomas Barker & Sons [1874].

He married Sarah [1804-1???] from Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Eliza [b 1843] who married Joseph Thomas
  3. Martha [b 1845]

The family lived at

  • Shaw Bottom, Stansfield [1841, 1851]
  • Hanging Royd Mill, Royd Terrace, Heptonstall [1861]
  • Hanging Royd Lane, Heptonstall [1871]

Barker, Thomas
[1830-1???] He was a master printer & stationer [1861].

In 1850, he married Sarah Prockter [1832-1???] in Halifax. Sarah was widowed and a shirt maker [1871].

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1856]
  2. John Hampden [b 1858]
  3. Sam [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • York Street, Langfield [1861]
  • 5 Mechanic Street, Langfield [1871]

Barker, Thomas
[1835-1???] Son of Thomas Barker.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a bookkeeper [1861] / a dyer and cotton manufacturer at Hangingroyd Mill / a partner in Clay, Barker & Cockcroft / a retired cotton manufacturer [1881] / a retired fustian manufacturer & dyer [1891] / a retired fustian manufacturer [1901, 1911].

He was a poet and a member of the Calder Valley Poets. His work included

  • Sweet Hebden Vale!

He married Annie Eliza Nicholson [1845-1???] from Huddersfield, in Halifax [1872].

Children:

  1. Florence Emily [b 1877]
  2. Walter Clement [b 1880] who was an architect's assistant [1901, 1911]

He built Ashley House, Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Ashley House [1881]
  • Hollins, West Grove, Heptonstall [1891]
  • 38 Grange View, Potter Newton, Leeds [1901]
  • West Grove, Hebden Bridge [1911]

In 1890, Ashley House passed to his brother-in-law Joseph Thomas

Barker, Thomas
[1841-1???] Born in Birmingham.

He was a stuff cutter/crabber? [1871].

In 1861, he married Elizabeth Rushforth [1838-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur Appleyard [b 1862]
  2. Mary Alice
  3. George Rushforth [b 1865]
  4. Martha A [b 1868]
  5. Ernest [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • Beacon Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 8 Derby Street, Northowram [1881]

Barker, Thomas
[1851-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a grocer [1901].

Around 1874, he married Mary [1851-19??].


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth a [b 1874] who was a cotton worker [1901]
  2. Louise [b 1877] who was a mother's help [1901]
  3. Hannah L [b 1879] who was a clothier's machinist [1901]
  4. John [b 1880] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  5. Eunice [b 1882] who was a fustian tailoress [1901]
  6. Violetta [b 1884] who was a dress maker [1901]
  7. William [b 1885] who was a pupil teacher [1901]
  8. James E [b 1887]
  9. Bernice [b 1888]

The family lived at 68 Stansfield Road, Todmorden [1901]

Barker, Thomas
[1884-1917] Son of John Barker.

Born in Walsden [28th June 1884].

In 1901, after his parents' deaths, Thomas went to live with his grandfather Thomas Jackson at 36 Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden.

He was a ring jobber [1911].

On 9th December 1911, he married Elizabeth Barker at Clough Foot Chapel, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

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

He was buried at the Derry House Cemetery No 2, Heuvelland [I B 12A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Thomas
[1899-1918] He was a member of St Thomas's Church School / a member of St Thomas's Church Lads' Brigade. He lived at 21 Godley Road, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [3/1915], and served as a Rifleman / Lance Corporal with the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was wounded twice, and also gassed.

He was killed in action [27th March 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [81-84], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Barker, Thomas J.
[1911-19??] A chemist of Todmorden.

On Easter Monday, 26th March 1951, he was reported missing with 2 women who had been walking in the Helvellyn range in the Lake District

Barker, Tom
[1801-18??] He was a cotton spinner [1841].

He married Mally [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1826]
  2. Thomas [b 1826]
  3. William [b 1828]
  4. Robert
  5. George

The family lived at Causey Wood, Langfield, Todmorden [1841]

Barker, Tom
[1853-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wine & spirit traveller [1881] / a traveller (commercial) [1891] / a wine & spirit merchant (employer) [1901] / a partner in Crossley & Barker [1905] / a wine & spirit merchant (employer) [1911].

In 1881, he married Martha Jane Roper [1859-1905] from Frenton, USA, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Roper [b 1881] who was a wine & spirit bookkeeper [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1886] a wine & spirit clerk [1901], a wine & spirit merchant bookkeeper [1911]

The family lived at

  • 14 Health Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 2 Green Hill Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 64 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 64 West Hill, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]
  • 25 Leamington Avenue, Halifax [1911]

Barker, Tom
[1853-1917] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller [1881].

In 1881, he married Martha Jane Roper [1859-1905] in Halifax.


Martha Jane was born in America
 

Children:

  1. James Roper
  2. Harry [1885-1922]

The family lived at Savile Park, Halifax

Barker, W.
[18??-18??] Produced the Todmorden & Hebden Bridge Historical Almanack

Barker, W. T.
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Barker, Walter
[1893-1918] Brother of Mrs Taylor of the Railway Hotel, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 20th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 2nd July 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St. Nazaire [IV D 12].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barker, Walter Clement
[1880-1954] Born in Todmorden.

He was an architect.

Recorded in 1952, when he was retired and mentioned in connection with the probate of Frederick Fox Beaumont

Barker, William
[1???-1???] He married Sarah Eastwood.


Sarah was the daughter of
William Eastwood
 

Children:

  1. Alfred

Barker, William
[1???-18??] A joiner of Sowerby.

On 26th September 1830, he married Ann Normanton of Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church

Barker, William
[17??-1???] Coiner of Soyland or Erringden

Barker, William
[1777-18??] He married Grace Holt [1778-1819].

Children:

  1. John

Barker, William
[18??-19??] In November 1844, he and John Holden were found guilty of assaulting and robbing John Bairstow$2

Barker, William
[1814-1887] Of Wood Top, Hebden Bridge. He established William Barker & Company. He was weaving fustian at Hudson Mill, Heptonstall [1840s], and at Machpelah, Hebden Bridge [1851]. He established a dyeing and finishing business at Wood Top [1853]. He took over Mayroyd Works, Hebden Bridge.

A publicity leaflet of 1900 describes his as

the oldest established wholesale clothing firm in Hebden Bridge

He married Peggy [1815-1???].

Children:

  1. John [b 1839]
  2. Susey (possibly Susannah [b 1839]) who married John King
  3. Alice [b 1842] who married Edmund Lord
  4. Mary [b 1843] who married Benjamin King?
  5. William
  6. Eliza [b 1853] who married James Robert Stott

Peggy, Mary and Eliza were amongst the first in the area to produce hand-made garments.

William built Barker's Terrace and Brunswick Terrace in Hebden Bridge, and some of the buildings in Market Street, Hebden Bridge and houses in the Hangingroyd area

Barker, William
[1830-1???] He was an overlooker [1871] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer employing 531 work people 470 adults & 60 children [1881] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer [1891]

In 1860, he married Susannah Stansfield [1827-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1857]
  2. Mary E [b 1858]
  3. John [b 1859]
  4. Susan [b 1861]
  5. James [b 1863]
  6. Alfred [b 1865]
  7. Ann [b 1867]
  8. Hawksworth
  9. Bettsy [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • Folley Mill, Langfield, Todmorden [1871]
  • 63 Hanging Ditch, Langfield, Todmorden [1881]
  • 63 Longfield Road, Langfield, Todmorden [1891]

Barker, William
[1847-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted overlooker [1871, 1881, 1891].

In 1866, he married Hannah Maria Robertshaw [1845-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary H [b 1867]
  2. William
  3. Ada [b 1874]
  4. Job [b 1876] who was a pattern maker's apprentice [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1883] a machine tool maker's apprentice [1901]
  6. Lewis [b 1886] who was a carpet planner apprentice [1901]

The family lived at

  • Back Foundry Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 21 Launceston Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 14 Ladywood Terrace, Halifax [1891, 1901]

Barker, William
[1849-19??] Son of William Barker.

He was associated with the Hudson Mill Company Limited [1905]

Barker, William
[1857-1909] Born in Todmorden.

He was landlord of the Star Inn, Sowerby [1896-1909].

On 8th July 1876, he married Mary Hannah Webster [1857-1930] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1880] who was a cotton winder [1901]
  2. Sarah [b 1882] who was a worsted weaver [1901]

William died 13th October 1909.

Probate records show that he left.

Probate was granted to George Haigh (leather strap maker)  and Thomas Naylor (iron fender glazer) 

Barker, William
[1891-1940]

In [Q3] 1930, he married Martha Ann Settle in Halifax.

They lived at Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Petty Officer Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard HM Trawler Joseph Button which struck a mine off Aldeburgh, Suffolk [21st October 1940] with the loss of 5 crew.

He died 22nd October 1940 (aged 49).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [40 2]

Barker, William Young
[1910-1941]

He married Grace.

They lived at Sandown, Isle of Wight.

During World War I, he was a fireman in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

He died a (civilian casualty) at Seaview Foreshore [20th September 1941] (aged 31).

He is remembered on Patmos War Memorial

 

Barker surname
An occupational surname from Old French bergère [a shepherd], or from Middle English meaning a tanner

There are over 150 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Barker, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Barker:


Marriages 1835, 1861, 1869, 1873, 1879, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1913, 1930; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1906, 1907
 




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