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Clement Baxter [1892-1917]
Edgar Baxter [1897-1916]
Edwin Sam Baxter [1854-1904]
Fred Baxter [1876-19??]
H. Baxter [18??-191?]
Harry Baxter [1880-1917]
Henry Baxter [1842-19??]
Horace Baxter [1892-1916]
Isaac Edward Baxter [1872-1915]
J. Baxter [17??-18??]
James Baxter [1852-1938]
James Baxter [1873-1955]
James Henry Baxter [1896-1916]
Jeremiah Baxter [16??-1???]
Jeremiah Baxter [1628-1696]
Jeremy Baxter [16??-1730]
John Baxter [1790-1830]
John Baxter [1825-1???]
John Baxter [1868-1937]
R. Baxter [18??-191?]
Thomas Baxter [1877-1918]
Walter Renshaw Baxter [1898-1918]
William Baxter [17??-1???]
William Baxter [1796-185?]


Baxter, Clement
[1892-1917] Son of John Baxter.

Born 12th October 1892.

He married Unknown.

They lived at Sunny Mount, Hipperholme, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [11th December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [31st October 1917].

He was buried at the Wancourt British Cemetery [I C 49] and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Baxter, Edgar
[1897-1916] Son of James Baxter.

He was a worsted spinner [1911] / an employee in the foundry of Wright Sutcliffe & Son.

He was with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  when World War I was declared. He later transferred to the Royal Field Artillery.

He obtained his discharge.

He served as a Rifleman / Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France in September 1915, but was invalided home with fever in January 1916, and taken to the Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow. Complications set in, and he underwent 3 operations.

He died in Bell Houston Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow [17th May 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden (20th May 1916) [I 19].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baxter, Edwin Sam
[1854-1904] Born in Bradford.

He was landlord of the Granby, Queenshead [1904].

He was found dead at the Granby [2/1904]

Baxter, Fred
[1876-19??] Son of Henry Baxter.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a worsted operative [1891] / a worsted yarn maker-up [1901] / a labourer (dye works) [1911] / employed in the bottling department of Whitaker's Brewery [1914].

In 1904, he married Alice Maud M Clements in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ivy [b 1905]
  2. Annie [b 1905]
  3. Clifford [b 1907]
  4. Gladys [b 1909]
  5. Alfred [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 19 Rake Bank, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]
  • 18 Moxon Terrace, Old Lane

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1915], and served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was sent to France [May 1916].

On 26th May 1917, the Halifax Courier reported that he was part of a group that broke through enemy lines but was then surrounded, and that he was posted missing on the 3rd May 1917.

On 23rd June 1917, the Halifax Courier reported that he was a POW in Cassel, Germany.

He survived the War and was demobbed in February 1919

Baxter, H.
[18??-191?] Of Southowram.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Southowram War Memorial

Baxter, Harry
[1880-1917] He worked for Halifax Corporation Tramways Department.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 6 Hadassah Street, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 37).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baxter, Henry
[1842-19??] Son of William Baxter, blacksmith.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a sizer of Ovenden [1863] / a labourer (dye works) [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881] / a dyer's labourer of Friendly, Ovenden [1885] / a general labourer [1891].

In [Q1] 1863, he married (1) Sarah Lord [1844-1884] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Ovenden, was born in Boothtown, the daughter of William Lord, mason.

She had a son Alfred Lord [b 1863] , father unknown – could the father be Henry Baxter?

 

Children:

  1. Alfred Lord [b 1863] who was a dyer's labourer [1881], a boiler shop labourer [1901]
  2. William Henry [b 1865] who was an apprentice plumber [1881], a woollen operative [1891]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1867] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1871] who married [Halifax Q4 1890] David Smith [1860-1???] (brass finisher of Moor Side, Ovenden) 
  5. James [b 1873] who was a labourer brass foundry [1891]
  6. Fred
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1878] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  8. Rosetta [b 1881]

Sarah died in Halifax [1884] (aged 42) 

In 1885, Henry married (2) Sarah [1847-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Ovenden Cross, was the daughter of James Snowden, delver, and widow of John Elliott.

She had 3 children by her first marriage

 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1886] who was a worsted doffer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 3 Smith's Terrace, Ovenden [1871]
  • 5 Cheau? Car?, Ovenden [1881]
  • 5 Stonaly? Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 5 Friendly Fold, Ovenden [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] were Sarah's children: Tim Elliot [b 1868], Horatio Elliot [b 1873], and Elizabeth Rebecca Elliot [b 1882]

Baxter, Horace
[1892-1916] He lived at 67 King Cross Street, Halifax.

He worked for Mackintosh's.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd September 1916] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Baxter, Isaac Edward
[1872-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was a coal miner [1895] / a coal miner hewer [1911].

In [Q3] 1895, he married Annie Elizabeth Mccabe [1875-1935] in Belfast.


Annie Elizabeth was born in Lanarkshire
 

Children:

  1. James Henry
  2. Walter Renshaw
  3. William Robert [b 1904]
  4. Lily Agnes [b 1906]
  5. Albert Beaumont [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Common Lane, Southowram [1901]
  • 16 Marsh Lane, Southowram
  • 22 Lambs Field Place, Gelderd Road, Birstall [1911]
  • 12 Gelderd Road, Birstall [1918]

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

He was killed in action at Hill 60 [17th April 1915] (aged 42).

He was buried at the Bedford House Cemetery [61 A 16].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and (possibly) on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Sons James Henry & Walter Renshaw died in World War I

Baxter, J.
[17??-18??] Of Barkisland Free School. He wrote several poems and The Young Christians' Cyclopædia
or, a compendium of Christian Knowledge: consisting of a Series of Lessons on Morality, Virtue and Religion, carefully selected from the best Authors. Compiled chiefly for the Instruction of the Young, in their Religious, Moral and Social Duties, and to imbue their minds with the love of Piety and Virtue.

Intended as a Class-Book at School; especially for the use of Sunday Schools. Intended for the Use of Young Persons, of both Sexes, at School, and for Families.

Published by R. Sugden of Halifax, and Baldwin, Cradock & Joy of London [1818]

Baxter, James
[1852-1938] Son of John Baxter.

Born in Northowram.

Brother of Martha who married his business partner Peter Metcalfe Granger.

He was working in a worsted mill [1861] / an assistant to colouring(?) [1871] / a commercial clerk / bookkeeper in worsted mill [1881] / a carpet dealer [1891, 1901] / a linoleum merchant, carpet bag & school satchel manufacturer [1911] / Partner in Baxter & Granger.

In 1877, he married Mary Hannah daughter of George Blagborough, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Louisa [1879-1884]
  2. Amy [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • 8 Albion Street, Halifax [living with George Blagborough 1881]
  • Mayfield Grove, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Marlborough Avenue, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Baxter, James
[1873-1955] Son of Henry Baxter, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of 68 Fenton Street, Bradford [1894] / a stone mason labourer [1901] / a labourer stoker [1911].

In [Q3] 1894, he married Ada Lang [1875-1962] at St Andrew, Bradford.


Ada, of 62 Laurence Street, Bradford, was born in Bolton, Lancashire, the daughter of Thomas Lang
 

Children:

  1. William (Willie) Henry [1895-1916]
  2. Edgar
  3. Nelly [b 1899]
  4. Thomas Robinson [b 1901]
  5. Florrie [b 1903]
  6. Lillian [b 1905]
  7. James [1917-2007] who married Esther [1923-2009]

The family lived at

  • 5 Green Hall, Halifax [1901]
  • 19 Boy Lane, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Boy Lane, Wheatley, Halifax

James died 20th February 1955 (aged 81).

Ada died 21st December 1962 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [I 19]

Baxter, James Henry
[1896-1916] Son of Isaac Edward Baxter.

He was a coal mine trammer [1911].

He lived with his grandmother in Southowram.

He enlisted before the outbreak of War.

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

He was killed by shellfire during a night raid [14th September 1916] (aged 20).

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

His father and brother Walter Renshaw also died in the War

Baxter, Jeremiah
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1699, 1700]

Baxter, Jeremiah
[1628-1696] Of Northowram.

He built Baxter House.

He married (1) Elizabeth [1629-1685].

Children:

  1. Jeremy
  2. Elizabeth [bapt 1661-1728] who married Joseph Halliday
Heywood records


[his wife, Elizabeth] died 13th January 1685 aged 56, languish 10 years
 

He married (2) Susannah [16??-1718].

Children:

  1. Elkanah [bapt 1687-1727] of Leeds who married [11 Mar 1710] Hannah Drake at London
  2. Susanna [bapt 1689] who married [1724] Richard Roust at Coley
  3. Jeremy [bapt 1691-1723] who died of a fever
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 1693] who married [1720] Abraham Foster (of Bradford) at Halifax
  5. John [bapt 1695-1717]
  6. Joseph [bapt 1698-1715]
  7. Nathan [bapt 1700]
  8. Thomas [bapt 1702-1723] who died of small pox at London
  9. Mary [1705-1715]

Susannah died 10th October 1718.

The family were members of Heywood's Chapel.

Heywood records


Jeremiah Baxter of Northourum my good neighbour dyed Jan 3, buryed at Halifax Jan 96 (1696) aged 68
 

Baxter, Jeremy
[16??-1730] Son of Jeremiah Baxter.

He was educated at the Bell School, Northowram.

Like other of the family, he was a member of Heywood's Chapel.

He inherited Baxter House

Baxter, John
[1790-1830] Master of Barkisland Grammar School [1807-1830].

In 1822, he was listed as

Master of Free GS, and agent to Miss Bold, Bold Hall, Lancashire

His sister kept a school [1822].

He died intestate [1st May 1830].

His pupils placed a tablet in his memory in Ripponden Church

Baxter, John
[1825-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a civil engineer [1861] / a factory engine driver [1871].

He married Nanny [1817-1???] from Wheatley.

Children:

  1. William [b 1850]
  2. James
  3. Martha [b 1857] who married Peter Metcalfe Granger the business partner of her brother James
  4. Ann [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • 2 Thornber Building, Lock Street, Caddy Field, Southowram [1861]
  • 2 Marvell's Court, Halifax [1871]

Baxter, John
[1868-1937] Born in Ovenden.

He was a stuff presser [1888].

On 11th February 1888, he married Ellen Selina Painten [1868-1927] in Halifax.


Ellen Selina was born in Stonesfield
 

Children:

  1. Clement

The family lived at Sunny Bank, Hipperholme [1911]

Baxter, R.
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Air Force.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Baxter, Thomas
[1877-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a printer [1906].

On 24th April 1906, he married Florence Maria Tolley [1877-19??] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Florence was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Jack [1907-1977]
  2. Clifford [1908-1971]
  3. Louisa Ellen [1909-1984] who married [Haslingden 1939] Joseph H Baron
  4. Doris [1916-1997] who married [Haslingden 1939] Albert Bentley

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps.

He died of wounds [1st April 1918].

He was buried at the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension [VIII E 20].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Baxter, Walter Renshaw
[1898-1918] Son of Isaac Edward Baxter.

Born in Halifax [28th March 1898].

He was a labourer [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Bradford [19th March 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [10th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-75 & 162A].

His father and brother James Henry also died in the War

Baxter, William
[17??-1???] Halifax brewer.

He built the New North Bridge Inn [1772]. He changed its name to the Pine Apple [1779]

Baxter, William
[1796-185?] Born in Skircoat.

He gave land for the building of Christ Church, Barkisland [1820].

He was a member of the Board of Guardians of Halifax Poor Law Union [1837], High Constable [1841], and High Constable (Morley Division) [1851].

He married Mary [1796-18??] from Horton.

The family lived at Barkisland Lower Hall [1841, 1851, 1861].

He is mentioned in September 1848, in connection with the sale of property in Lancashire, and in 1856 as land agent for the sale connected to the case of Horton vs Thompson.

He died at Barkisland Lower Hall [17th August 1858].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £800.

His will was proved by his nephew Rev Thomas Preston Nowell Baxter, of Great Coates, near Grimsby.

There is a tablet in Christ Church, Barkisland to his memory

 

Baxter surname
The name is the feminine form of Baker – compare Webb, Weaver & Webster There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Baxter, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Baxter:


Marriage 1873
 



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