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Mr Bancroft [18??-18??]
Alfred Bancroft [1818-1898]
Miss Ann Bancroft [1830-1873]
Anthony Bancroft [1824-1876]
Arthur Bancroft [18??-1???]
Arthur Bancroft [18??-19??]
Arthur Bancroft [1869-19??]
Charles Bancroft [1842-1888]
Charles Ernest Bancroft [1879-1916]
Claude Bancroft [1882-1916]
Daniel Bancroft [18??-1???]
Daniel Bancroft [1818-1909]
David Walker Bancroft [1881-1917]
Frederick Bancroft [1843-1895]
Frederick Bancroft [1859-1922]
G. R. B. Bancroft [18??-19??]
Geoffrey Thompson Bancroft [1873-1940]
George Bancroft [1838-1???]
George Bancroft [1842-1892]
George Henry Bancroft [1862-1912]
George William Bancroft [1874-1???]
Gledhill Bancroft [1861-1942]
H. Bancroft [18??-1???]
Harry Thomas Bancroft [1880-1917]
Herbert Bancroft [18??-19??]
Herbert Bancroft [18??-1917]
Isaac Bancroft [1886-1916]
James Bancroft [17??-1???]
James Bancroft [1767-1835]
James Bancroft [1796-18??]
James Bancroft [1797-186?]
James Bancroft [18??-1???]
James Bancroft [18??-18??]
James Bancroft [1858-1923]
James Bancroft [1890-1917]
James Oswald Bancroft [1849-1914]
Joe Bancroft [1886-1951]
John Bancroft [1796-1865]
John Bancroft [18??-18??]
John Bancroft [1806-1858]
John Bancroft [1815-1875]
John Bancroft [1818-1875]
John Bancroft [1821-1891]
John Bancroft [1827-1???]
John Bancroft [1896-1916]
John Ward Bancroft [1842-1908]
Jonathan Bancroft [1769-1841]
Jonathan Bancroft [1792-1818]
Jonathan Ramsden Bancroft [1816-1860]
Joseph Bancroft [18??-19??]
Leslie Bancroft [19??-]
Martin Bancroft [1871-1920]
Mary Bancroft [1???-18??]
Percy Bancroft [18??-19??]
Philemon Bancroft [1808-1873]
Priestley Bancroft [1866-1934]
Robert Bancroft [1853-1888]
Samuel Bancroft [18??-1???]
Samuel Blagborough Bancroft [1848-1892]
Sidney Bancroft [1842-1892]
Thomas Bancroft [17??-18??]
Thomas Bancroft [1786-1832]
Thomas Bancroft [18??-1858]
Thomas Bancroft [1801-1881]
Thomas Bancroft [1803-18??]
Thomas Bancroft [1816-1???]
Thomas Bancroft [1823-1899]
Thomas Bancroft [1835-1893]
Titus Bancroft [17??-1???]
Titus Bancroft [1778-1839]
W. H. Bancroft [18??-19??]
Walter Bancroft [1855-19??]
Walter Bancroft [1881-19??]
Walter Scott Bancroft [1863-1901]
Wilfred Bancroft [1895-1916]
William Bancroft [18??-1838]
William Bancroft [1821-1887]
William Bancroft [1829-1889]
William Bancroft [1840-1866]
William Bancroft [1849-1923]
William Bancroft [1874-1956]
William Henry Bancroft [1842-1891]
Wright Bancroft [1856-1913] 


Bancroft, Mr
[18??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Judith Ann [1852-1949]
  2. Walter Scott
  3. Ann [1866-1955]

Bancroft, Alfred
[1818-1898] Son of Joseph Bancroft.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a plasterer (master employing 25 men) [1851] / a partner in Joseph Bancroft & Son / a plaster employing 43 men [1861] / a plasterer employing 70 men & 15 boys [1871] / a plasterer & slater employing 2 men & 6 boys [1881] / a plasterer & slater (master) (employer) [1891].

In 1841, he married Sarah Ann Ingham [1821-1895] from Salterhebble, in Halifax. Sarah Ann was a a straw bonnet maker employing 2 women [1851], a straw bonnet maker [1861], a bonnet maker [1871], a straw bonnet maker [1881], and a retired milliner [1891] Her daughters were also bonnet makers and dressmakers.

Children:

  1. Emma [1842-1890] who married Hugh Sugden Holdsworth
  2. Ann E [b 1845]
  3. Eliza Ann [b 1844] who married Michael Thomas

The family lived at

  • Winding Road, Halifax [1841]
  • 14 Lister Street, Halifax [1851]
  • Winding Road, Halifax [1861]
  • 22 Winding Road, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891, 1898]

In 1871, living with the family were son-in-law Michael, daughter Eliza and granddaughter Edith.

In 1881, Michael was elsewhere but Eliza and Edith were still at 22 Winding Road.

Michael was dead by 1891 when the widowed Eliza and Edith were still living with the family at 22 Winding Road.

In 1891, sister-in-law Eliza Bancroft [aged 62] who was a general servant was also with the family.

Alfred and Sarah Ann were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery.

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

See Samuel Thomas Crook

Bancroft, Miss Ann
[1830-1873] Daughter of James Bancroft.

Born in Wadsworth.

She was landlady of the White Hart, Todmorden [1861, 1871]

In 1861, living with Ann at the pub, was her unmarried sister Charlotte who was a house servant.

In 1871, living with Ann at the pub, were her nieces Martha A Brownbridge [aged 20] who was a barmaid, and Margaret Brownbridge [aged 18] who was a waitress

Bancroft, Anthony
[1824-1876] Son of James Bancroft.

In 1844, he went to America with his family.

By 1851, he and his parents had returned to England.

He was druggist in Halifax [1851] / a chemist and druggist [1861, 1862] / a partner in the Halifax Union Bank [1860-1864]. He continued with the family business on Harrison Road, Halifax [1861].

In April 1875, he was fined £2 10/- for having 5 deficient weights

On 8th January 1856, he married Sarah Brearley [1834-1903] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Clara Novello [1860-1928]
  3. Julia [1862-1905] who never married

He died at 35 Harrison Road, Halifax [27th March 1876].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £16,000. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah, Alfred Ramsden, Alfred Brearley of Southowram (currier & farmer).

Sarah died 19th March 1903.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 571]: Anthony [31st March 1876]; Sarah [23rd March 1903].

Daughter Julia is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905 when she died at 35 Harrison Road, Halifax

Bancroft, Arthur
[18??-1???]

In [Q3] 1880, he married Jane Oxtaby Slee [18??-1???] in Knaresborough.

Children:

  1. Claude

The family lived at Darcey Hey, Halifax

Bancroft, Arthur
[18??-19??] Confectioner at Halifax.

In January 1896, he was declared bankrupt

Bancroft, Arthur
[1869-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a tailor [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1890, he married Elizabeth Thompson [1864-1???] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Hykeham, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1891] who was a tailor [1911]
  2. Harold [b 1893] who was a labourer [1911]
  3. Wilfred
  4. Ivy [b 1897]
  5. Mary Emma G [1899-1905]
  6. Hilbert [b 1902]
  7. Arthur [b 1903]
  8. Fred [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 22 Club Lane, Ovenden [1891]
  • 13 Saville Street. Lincoln [1901]
  • 58 Princess Street, Lincoln [1911]

Bancroft, Charles
[1842-1888] Son of James Bancroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a confectioner at Halifax / a confectioner's workman [1871].

He started making toffee in his cellar and then went on to sell it around the streets from his horse and cart.

Family stories tell how he liked a drink, and that the horse was left to take Charles back home.

He married Fanny Bancroft [1842-16th July 1912]

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1866]
  2. Emily [b 1868]
  3. Ellen [b 1869]
  4. Laura [b 1870]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1873]
  6. Lilly [b 1876]
  7. Percy [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • 41 Green Terrace Square, Skircoat [1871]
  • 1 New Bond Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 66 King Cross Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 37 Ripon Street, Halifax [1901] by which time only Percy was living with his widowed mother

Charles died 29th December 1888.

After his death, the family sold his business to Mackintosh's.

Fanny died 16th July 1912.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2479].

See Walter Bancroft and Bancroft's Confectioners

Bancroft, Charles Ernest
[1879-1916] Son of Frederick Bancroft.

Born in Halifax.

In February 1899, he emigrated to Canada, sailing from Liverpool on the SS Scotsman, and landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He travelled throughout Canada and the western part of the North America, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Mexico and Alaska.

He became a wheat farmer, cattle rancher, hunter and gold miner, and was said to have been and expert shot and first class horseman.

He worked for the Government on surveying expeditions in the Hudson Bay area of Canada.

In 1915, he was gold mining in Alaska.

Later that year, he left for California then to Victoria BC, to enlist with the 102nd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force [18th April 1916].

After enlisting, he travelled over to England, and in late July 1916, he visited his family in Halifax before going to France.

He died during the assault on Regina Trench, France [21st October 1916].

He was buried at the Courcelette British Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, and on the family grave at Christ Church, Pellon

Bancroft, Claude
[1882-1916] Son of Arthur Bancroft.

He lived at Darcey Hey, Halifax.

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

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 34).

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

Bancroft, Daniel
[18??-1???] Worsted spinner at Beech Hill Terrace, 129 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1878]

Bancroft, Daniel
[1818-1909] Of Halifax.

He was a grocer master employing 1 boy [1851] / a grocer [1861, 1871, 1881, 1901].

In 1848, he married Sarah Scott [1829-1890] in Halifax.


Sarah came from Holdsworth
 

Children:

  1. Ellen Sarah [b 1844]
  2. Lavinia [b 1850]
  3. Judith Ann [1852-1949]
  4. James [1855-1859] who died aged 3 years & 5 months
  5. Mary Ann [1857-1858] who died aged 9 months
  6. Clara [b 1859]
  7. Walter Scott
  8. Annie / Ann [1866-1955]

The family lived at

  • Ellen Royd, 3 Bradford Road, Northowram [1851]
  • New Bank, Northowram [1861]
  • New Bank, Northowram [1871]
  • Beech Hill Terrace, 129 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 40 Glen Terrace, Halifax [1901]

In 1891, Daniel Bancroft, a widower grocer [aged 72], born in Ovenden, was a visitor at a hydropathic establishment in Scarborough

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Bancroft, David Walker
[1881-1917] Son of James Oswald Bancroft.

Born in Halifax.

On 10th February 1906, he married Sarah Jane Hainsworth [1880-1916] at St Peter's Church, Rawdon.


Sarah was born in Calverley
 

The family lived at 19 Moorfield Place, Idle.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He died 26th September 1917.

He was buried at the Birr Cross Roads Cemetery [V A 9].

Sarah died at the Royal Infirmary, Bradford [1916], and is buried at Holy Trinity, Idle

Bancroft, Frederick
[1843-1895] Son of John Bancroft.

Born at Highroad Well.

Brother of William Henry Bancroft.

He was a brush maker [1861] / an apprentice to Mr Sutcliffe [1865] / a brush maker at Bull Close Lane [1866] / a brush manufacturer employing 3 men & 7 girls [1871] / a brush manufacturer employing 23 men, 7 boys & 19 women [1881] / a partner in Bancroft & Fawthrop / a partner in Bancroft Brothers / a Liberal / a councillor for West Ward, Halifax [1894].

In 1874, he married Emma Morris [1854-1918] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. George William
  2. Edith [b 1876] who was a hospital nurse [1901]
  3. Edgar Morris [1878] who died aged 7 months
  4. Charles Ernest
  5. Florence M. [b 1881] who was a shorthand typist [1901] p
  6. Frederick Norman [1882-1918] who was a lithographer [1901] o
  7. Louis J. [b 1884] who was a commercial clerk [1901]
  8. Ethel M. [b 1886]
  9. Norman [b 1888]

The family lived at

  • 29 Hampden Place, Halifax [1891]
  • Newlands, Warley [where he died 1895]
  • 18 Park Place, Halifax [1901]

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895. Probate was granted to son George William

Bancroft, Frederick
[1859-1922] Of Ovenden.

Son of James Bancroft.

He was (possibly) landlord of the Great Northern Hotel, Halifax [1905] / landlord of the Hole in the Wall, Hebden Bridge [1911]

In 1879, he married Hannah Mitchell [1859-1939] at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. Laura Etta [1889-1962]
  3. Irene [b 1902]

The family lived at 5 Spindle Point, Illingworth [1881].

They moved to Lancashire where they both died

Bancroft, G. R. B.
[18??-19??] LLB.

Halifax solicitor with Marshall, Huntriss & Company [1934].

He qualified in April 1925

Bancroft, Geoffrey Thompson
[1873-1940] Born in Halifax

He was a teacher of music (piano & cornet) [1896, 1911] / a well-known brass bandsman / a teacher of music [1917].

In 1896, he married Lavinia Bottomley [1870-1938] in Halifax.


Lavinia was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

  1. John
  2. Edith [1898-1972] who was a worsted spinner [1911] and married [1st Sep 1934] James Chatburn
  3. Frank [1907-1970]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at 8 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Bancroft, George
[1838-1???] Son of John Bancroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker's apprentice to Mr Shellser [1851] / a commercial traveller in brushes [1881]

He married Emily from Devon.

Children:

  1. Emily @wbi Ireland

Bancroft, George
[1842-1892]

In [Q4] 1870, he married Sarah Ann Whiteley in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
Richard Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [1871-1895]
  2. Martha Ann [1879-1893]

The family lived at Clay House, Soyland.

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

Bancroft, George Henry
[1862-1912]

In 1895, he married Mary Ann Fretwell [1856-1936] in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Stretchgate Lane, Halifax [1912].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Bancroft, George William
[1874-1???] Son of Frederick Bancroft.

He was a brush works manager [1895] / a member of Bancroft Brothers.

After his father Frederick died, the business went bankrupt [1895-1899]. George William emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada. He worked in a lumber camp at Moose Mountain Park.

He married Lucy Wormald in Winnipeg.


Lucy had emigrated from Halifax in 1903
 

Bancroft, Gledhill
[1861-1942] Born in Halifax.

He married (1) Annie [1866-1926].

In 1931, he married (2) Louisa (Louie) Wolstenholme in Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, H.
[18??-1???] Of Halifax.

In May 1892, he filed a patent for

improvements in fasteners for cupboards, wardrobes, cabinets, and other like articles of furniture having single or folding doors

Bancroft, Harry Thomas
[1880-1917] Son of the J. B. Bancroft of Halifax.

He was an estate agent in Halifax.

In [Q3] 1906, he married Alice Eastwood in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

They moved to Worcester [1914].

The family lived at

  • 294 Gibbet Street, Halifax
  • 35 Emscote Avenue, Halifax
  • 4 School Road, Worcester

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 17th August 1917 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3 [I A 24].

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

Bancroft, Herbert
[18??-19??] A drover of Abbott's Court, Halifax.

On 22nd February 1911, he was arrested for begging, and imprisoned for 14 days. He had only 3½d and had begged money from a plain clothes policeman in Keighley

Bancroft, Herbert
[18??-1917] He lived at Haley Hill, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 29th January 1917.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [F C 110].

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

Bancroft, Isaac
[1886-1916] Son of Robert Bancroft.

Born in Wheatley [27th Jun 1886].

In 1915, he married Edith May Oakshott [1896-1???] in Portsmouth .


Edith May was born in Emsworth, Hampshire
 

Children:

  1. Robert George [1916-1979]

The family lived at 41 All Saints' Road, Portsmouth.

In June 1904, he joined the Royal Navy for a 12-year period.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Hampshire.

He died [5th June 1916] when his ship, on its way to Russia, struck a German mine, and sank with heavy loss of life. Those on board included the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and his staff who were on the way to a military meeting in Russia.

Of the 655 men and 7 passengers, only 12 men survived. 100 officers and men were recovered and buried in a common grave at at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney. 550 bodies were not recovered.

He was buried at the Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney [F 38A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden

Bancroft, James
[17??-1???] He married Sarah

Children:

  1. Philemon

Members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Bancroft, James
[1767-1835] Of Brockholes.

He married Martha [1765-1841].

Children:

  1. Moria [1804-1835]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, James
[1796-18??] A worsted weaver of Chiserley, Wadsworth [1841].

He married Sally [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1820]
  2. William [b 1822]
  3. Thomas [b 1825]
  4. Sarah [b 1826]
  5. Amos [b 1828]
  6. Ann
  7. Daniel [b 1833]
  8. Grace [b 1835]
  9. Charlotte [b 1838]

Bancroft, James
[1797-186?] (Possibly) the illegitimate son of Sarah Bancroft of Warley.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [19th February 1797].

He was a weaver [1818] / a porter/chemist living at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1841] / a druggist in Halifax [1851, 1853] / a member of the Halifax Union Bank [1860-1864]. He had business on Harrison Road, Halifax.

He married Ann Walker [1797-1861] at Halifax Parish Church [31st May 1818].

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1819] who married William Smythies
  2. William
  3. Anthony
  4. John [1826-1828]
  5. Sarah [1827-1882] who married John Noble

Eldest son William emigrated to the US in 1842. He was followed by James and the other members of his family, together with the wider group of the Emigration Society, who sailed from Liverpool aboard the Patrick Henry, landing in New York on 27th May 1844.

By 1851, James, Mary and son Anthony were back in the UK.

The family lived at 4 Barum Top, Halifax [1851].

In 1861, James was an Independent Gentleman and living with his daughter Mary and her husband William Smythies at 269 Hirst Mill, near Huddersfield.

Ann died 26th January 1861.

James died at Crossley Terrace, Halifax [25th August 1862].

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 483]: Ann [31st January 1861]; James [28th August 1862].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £1,000. Probate was granted to son Anthony and Barnard Hartley of Hanson Lane (wire drawer).

See Joseph Hilton and Dr Alfred Wainhouse

Bancroft, James
[18??-1???]

In 1848, he married Mary Murgatroyd [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frederick

Bancroft, James
[18??-18??] Of Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He was a confectioner [1851, 1871]. He established Bancroft's Confectioners.

He married Ann Hutchinson.

Children:

  1. Susan who married Arthur William Jackson
  2. Charles

Bancroft, James
[1858-1923] Son of Anthony Bancroft.

He was a pharmaceutical chemist manufacturer [1876] / a retired pharmaceutical chemist [1891].

He carried on the family business at Harrison Road, Halifax [1876].

His advertised products included

  • Bancroft's Hair Restorer – not a dye
  • Bancroft's Foot Powder – makes walking a pleasure
  • Bancroft's Influenza Mixture – prevents the disease developing into pneumonia
  • Bancroft's Lumbago & Gravel Mixture – the great & speedy cure
  • Bancroft's Bismuth Bitters – the great modern cure for ... all stomach complaints

The family lived at Barum Top / 35 Harrison Road, Halifax [1876, 1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were his widowed mother Sarah and unmarried sisters.

James subsequently moved to the Midlands.

In [Q2] 1904, he married Martha Johnson.

in Alcester, Warwickshire.

They lived at Rooklands, Headless Cross, Redditch [1924]

Bancroft, James
[1890-1917] Son of Mary Ann & William Bancroft of 7 Old Town Cottages, Hebden Bridge.

Born at Heptonstall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 8th April 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall [C 20].

He is remembered on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

Bancroft, James Oswald
[1849-1914] Born in Ovenden

He was a painter & decorator [1874].

On 28th December 1874, he married Isabella Walker [1852-1920] at Bradford Cathedral.


Isabella was born in Idle
 

Children:

  1. David Walker (Bancroft)

James died in the North Bierley Union Workhouse, Clayton [2nd June 1914]

Bancroft, Joe
[1886-1951] Son of Wright Bancroft.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a flour miller's clerk [1911].

In [Q3] 1909, he married Emilie Ridehough [1877-1964] from Wadsworth, in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1910]

The family lived at 41 Cobden Street, Halifax [1911].

The couple were buried at Boulderclough United Methodist Chapel with Joe's family

Bancroft, John
[1796-1865] He was confidential clerk for James Akroyd and James Akroyd & Son.

He lived at Old Lane, Halifax.

He died 24th May 1865 [aged 69].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Bancroft, John
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

Recorded on 16th September 1859, when he registered a patent for

improvements in the manufacture of fabrics adapted to be used for curtains, covering of furniture, table covers, and such like uses

Bancroft, John
[1806-1858] He was a weaver / licensed victualler at the Queen's Head, Halifax [1845, 1850]

He married Mary Lees [1815-1853].

Children:

  1. George
  2. William Henry
  3. Frederick

John died 3rd December 1858 (aged 55).

Mary died 14th October 1853 (aged 38).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4350]: John [7th December 1858]; Mary [20th October 1853]

Bancroft, John
[1815-1875] He was a master joiner and farmer from Ovenden.

He married Martha Blagbrough.

Children:

  1. Samuel Blagborough
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child

Bancroft, John
[1818-1875] Son of Jonathan Bancroft.

He married Martha.

Children:

  1. William Henry [1844-1851]
  2. Emma [1853-1856]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, John
[1821-1891] Of Illingworth Moor.

He married Mary [1824-1891].

Children:

  1. Grace [1852-1913]
  2. Thomas [1863-1864]

John and Mary died 3 days apart: John [27th April 1891] and Mary [30th April 1891].

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, John
[1827-1???] Son of Thomas Bancroft.

On 18th October 1845, the Leeds Mercury reported that


John Bancroft (19) stole a lock & key, also two handkerchiefs, the property of Henry Parker and was sentenced to be transported for seven years
 

Bancroft, John
[1896-1916] Son of Geoffrey Thompson Bancroft.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [10th August 1896].

He was a member of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School / a bobbin taker-off for worsted spinner [1911] / an assistant overlooker in the spinning mill of Alfred Brearley & Company [1914] / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [14th August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He sailed from Folkestone [14th April 1915].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916].

His family heard about his death in June 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], and on the Roll of Honour at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School

Bancroft, John Ward
[1842-1908] Born in London.

He was a worsted bookkeeper (living with his grandmother at Greetland) [1861] / a bookkeeper & cashier [1871] / a bookkeeper [1881, 1891] / a retired cashier [1901].

In 1862, he married Sarah Benn [1841-19??] in Halifax. Sarah was mistress at an Infant School [1871].

Children:

  1. Sarah Matilda Florence May [1879-1955] who married Walter Longbottom

The family lived at

  • Wilson's Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Nicholl's Terrace, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 17 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Nicholl's Terrace, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1908, 1911]

He died 23rd September 1908.

In 1911, living with the family were son-in-law Walter Longbottom and family

Bancroft, Jonathan
[1769-1841] Of Ovenden.

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

He married Hannah [1761-1845].

Children:

  1. Jonathan

The family lived at (Possibly) Rocks [1835].

Jonathan died 23rd October 1841 (aged 72).

Hannah died 18th May 1845 (aged 84).

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, Jonathan
[1792-1818] Of Ovenden.

Son of Jonathan Bancroft

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, Jonathan Ramsden
[1816-1860] Of Halifax.

He was a machine maker [1851].

On 1st July 1845, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Broadhead [1820-1873] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty was a dress maker [1851, 1871]
 

Children:

  1. Emma [1847-1860?]
  2. James Oswald [1849-1914] who was a journeyman painter [1871]
  3. Maria Louisa [1851-1904] who was a woollen weaver [1871] and married Timothy Gilroy
  4. Elizabeth [1855-1861]

The children were deaf and dumb.

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1851]
  • Regent Street, Shipley [1871]

The family were recorded in June 1856, when daughter Emma was awarded a Fenton Free Scholarship to the Yorkshire Institution for the Deaf & Dumb. It was recorded that both parents were former pupils at the Institution, and their 4 children were deaf and dumb.

Jonathan died in 1860.

In 1861, Betty & daughter Elizabeth were in an institution in Halifax, and James Oswald was in the Deaf & Dumb Institution in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster.

In 1871, Betty, James Oswald & Maria Louisa were living in Shipley.

Betty was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [14th January 1873]

Bancroft, Joseph
[18??-19??] Partner in Joseph Bancroft & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alfred

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

Bancroft, Martin
[1871-1920] Son of Ellen (née Sutcliffe) & John Bancroft, stoker.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a fireman [1891] / a stoker [1894].

He had an extensive criminal record which included

He used several aliases: Joseph Ackroyd, John Smith and William Roberts.

Martin died on the Isle of Wight [1920] (aged 49) 

Bancroft, Mary
[1???-18??] In 1829, she had a bobbin-making business at Cote Hill Bobbin Mill

Bancroft, Percy
[18??-19??]

In [Q1] 1904, he married Lavinia Farrar in Halifax

Bancroft, Philemon
[1808-1873] Son of James Bancroft.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a farmer in Lightcliffe [1841] / a woolcomber at Rastrick [1851] / a widower, an ag.lab and living alone at Cleckheaton [1861] / an inmate at the North Bierley Union Workhouse in Clayton [1871].

In 1832, he married Mary Sucksmith [1814-1860] in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of Frances & James Sucksmith, a farmer from Norwood Green
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1832]
  2. Joseph [b 1834]
  3. William [b 1836]
  4. Sarah [b 1837]
  5. Anthony [b 1840]
  6. John [b 1842]
  7. Mary Ann [b 1844]
  8. George [b 1847]
  9. Emma [b 1853]
  10. Edwin [b 1854]

Philemon must have been a rather unpleasant character as far as his family were concerned as he appears to have started a six month prison sentence shortly before his wife died at the early age of 46 years because he inhumanely treated her.

Mary's death certificate gives her cause of death as

Sub Acute Bronchitis – evidence not sufficient to determine if death was accelerated by ill treatment

The Leeds Mercury [15th November 1860] reported the Inquest into Sarah's death


On Monday evening [12th November 1860], an inquest was held at the Fleece Inn, Carr Lane, Low Moor, on the body of Mrs Bancroft, wife of Philemon Bancroft. The deceased had undergone much hardship and been inhumanley treated by her husband, who was a few days ago sentenced to six months imprisonmeny for his cruelty. Her death was very sudden. The Jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes
 

One can only speculate whether her early death was due to having ten children and then the cruel treatment at the hands of her husband.

Philemon ended his days in the North Bierley Union Workhouse in Clayton and he is shown as being of sound mind and body. He died of gangrene on 24th January 1873. His listed occupation at the time of death as a schoolmaster must have been a mistake, and this possibly referred to the informant who was the Workhouse Manager, but a few years later, his son Edwin lists his deceased father's occupation as this on his marriage certificate.

Philemon is buried in the family grave at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [28th January 1873]

Bancroft, Priestley
[1866-1934] Of Ovenden.

He married Hannah [1866-1940].

Children:

  1. Annie [1897-1922]

They lived at 26 Ovenden Road, Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, Robert
[1853-1888] Born in Halifax.

He was a silk weaver.

On 23rd May 1886, he married Ann Broadbent [1860-1894] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Isaac

Bancroft, Samuel
[18??-1???] In 1838, he married Mary Dewhirst [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Walter

Bancroft, Samuel Blagborough
[1848-1892] Son of John Bancroft.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a joiner [1891] / a pavior [1892].

On 19th October 1869, he was charged with assaulting his father, mother and sister. The local paper reported


When the prisoner had gone home, he struck his mother and dragged his sister about by the hair on her head. The father was assaulted when he interfered, and stated that his son was a
drunken, lazy and dissolute fellow

The prisoner was fined £2 5s, or else 2 months in prison

 

In 1890, he married Mary Ann Ramsden.

The family lived at

  • 9 Whitley Street, Halifax [1891]

On 10th March 1892, Samuel died suddenly at the Ovenden Cross Public House. The Yorkshire Post [12th March 1892] reported


Samuel Blagborough Bancroft, a pavior, was in the inn, last Thursday at 2 o'clock, and called for a pint of beer, which was supplied him. About 4 o'clock, the landlord brought in a quart jug full of rum and water, and a tot glass was handed to everyone present. The company at that time numbered five or six. Subsequently, the jug was left on the table, and the deceased helped himself to two or three glasses more. The drink appeared to take some effect on him, and later, an attempt to leave caused him to fall on the fender, and rolled off with his face to the floor. He was assisted up and guided to a chair, where he was still seated when witnesses left the house. It would be about 6 o'clock when the man fell. On his return, shortly before 8 o'clock, Fred Tasker, the landlord, found the deceased on his knees in the room, with his head on the chair, dead. There was no one else in the place. Dr Montgomery, who was called in, attributed the death to an apoplectic fit.

The Jury gave a verdict of death through natural causes

 

Bancroft, Sidney
[1842-1892] Born in Sowerby.

He was a rag grinder [1881].

In 1872, he married Sarah Ann Beevers [1845-1906] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Holmfirth
 

They lived at

  • Onecliffe Terrace, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]

Sidney died in 1892.

In 1899, Sarah Ann married Samuel Roebuck in Halifax.

Sidney & Sarah Ann were buried at Holywell Green Congregational Church

Bancroft, Thomas
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Bancroft, Thomas
[1786-1832] Of Wainstalls.

He married Grace [1780-1828].

Children:

  1. John [1817-1819] who died aged 2

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Bancroft, Thomas
[18??-1858]

In [Q1] 1853, he married Sarah Cockroft in Halifax.


Sarah, of Ovenden, was the daughter of James Cockroft, weaver
 

Thomas died [Q1] 1858.

In 1859, Sarah married John Varley

Bancroft, Thomas
[1801-1881] Of Illingworth.

He married (1) Jane [1806-1857].

Children:

  1. John Gledhill (Bancroft) [1827-1879]
  2. Margaret [1845-1862]
  3. Joseph who died in infancy
  4. Jane who died in infancy
  5. Mary [1846-1900]

In 1866, he married (2) Betty Earnshaw [1808-1893].

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, Thomas
[1803-18??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a surveyor of highways [1841, 1851].

On 22nd May 1825, he married Jane Jagger [1804-18??] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1826]
  2. John
  3. James [b 1829]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1831] who was a card lacer [1851]
  5. Martha [b 1833] who was a worsted twister [1851]
  6. Thomas [b 1835] who was a wool comber [1851]
  7. Mary [b 1837] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  8. Hannah [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  9. Ellen [b 1842] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  10. Joseph [b 1844]
  11. Margaretta [b 1845]

The family lived at Park Lane End, Ovenden [1851]

Bancroft, Thomas
[1816-1???] Born in Wadsworth.

He was a weaver [1851] / a carpet weaver [1861] / a worsted weaver [1871].

He married Ann [1818-1???].


Ann was born in Erringden
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1847] who was a cotton weaver [1861]
  2. William [b 1849] who was a worsted factory hand [1861]
  3. Joseph [b 1851] who was a wool sorter [1871]
  4. Betty [b 1853] who was a woollen weaver [1871], and married Abram Haigh
  5. Sarah Jane [b 1855] who was a cotton drawer [1871]
  6. Wright
  7. Mary Hannah [b 1859] who was a cotton doffer [1871]
  8. Fred [b 1861] who was a cotton doffer [1871]

The family lived at

  • Lane Side, Sowerby [1851]
  • 3 Lane Side, Sowerby [1861]
  • Milner Gate, Luddendenfoot, Sowerby [1871]

Bancroft, Thomas
[1823-1899] Of Warley.

Son of William Bancroft, weaver.

He was a weaver [1850].

On 24th November 1850, he married Martha Kershaw at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Warley, was the daughter of
Sutcliffe Kershaw, weaver
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [1851] who died aged 14 days
  2. Ellen [1859-1875]

Members of the family were buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

Bancroft, Thomas
[1835-1893] Of Ovenden.

In 1861, he married Mabeth Smith [1840-1903] in Halifax.

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, Titus
[17??-1???] He married Sarah Kitson [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. Titus

Bancroft, Titus
[1778-1839] Son of Titus Bancroft.

Born in Halifax [13th February 1778].

Sowerby Bridge clockmaker [1809, 1822, 1834, 1838]. He built the clocks for several local churches, including St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall [1809], Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1818], All Hallows' Church, Almondbury [1823], and Skipton Parish Church [1835].

He died in Halifax [17th May 1839].

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Bancroft, W. H.
[18??-19??] A worsted spinner of Halifax.

On 2nd July 1900, he was one of the jurors sworn on the Grand Jury at the Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the West Riding at the Bradford Court House

Bancroft, Walter
[1855-19??] Born in Ovenden.

Son of Samuel Bancroft.

He was a yarn carrier [1871] / a tapestry overlooker [1881] / a tapestry weaver [1891].

In 1878, he married Clara Adelaide Dennis.


Clara Adelaide was the daughter of Joseph Dennis
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1879]
  2. Adelaide [b 1880]
  3. Aked Priestley [b 1884]
  4. Dennis [b 1886]
  5. Georgina [b 1888]

The family lived at 23 Collin Street, Halifax [1911]

Bancroft, Walter
[1881-19??] Son of Frederick Bancroft.

Born in Holowfield, Yorkshire.

He became a wholesale confectioner at Victoria Road, Halifax.

In 1898, he married Clara [1879-19??].

Children:

  1. Harold James who died [9th July 1917] (aged 8 months) 

They lived at 25 Jubilee Street North, Ovenden [1911].

See Charles Bancroft and Bancroft's Confectioners

Bancroft, Walter Scott
[1863-1901] Son of Daniel Bancroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanical engineer's apprentice [1881].

He died in Wharfedale [20th July 1901]

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden with his sisters Judith Ann and Ann, and their niece Edna Brearley

See Siddall & Bancroft

Bancroft, Wilfred
[1895-1916] DCM.

Son of Arthur Bancroft.

He was born in Halifax but spent much of his life in Lincoln.

He was a moulder [1911] / employed in a Lincolnshire foundry.

He lived at

  • 12 Ludhill, Southowram
  • 12 School Lane, Southowram [1914]

During World War I, he enlisted from Southowram [October 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [April 1915].

He was treated for rheumatism [November 1915].

He was appointed Lance Corporal [9th March 1916], Corporal [April 1916], and Sergeant [May 1916]. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [14th March 1916] for


conspicuous gallantry [19th December 1915] when, during the gas attack and under heavy fire, he went back over the open from the front trench to his Commanding Officer to report the state of affairs.

The men in the trenches were in danger of being annihilated, and the only way to save them was to get a message to HQ. Private Bancroft prevailed upon the officer to let him take the message.

It was a dangerous journey; he had to run a considerable distance, and cross the Yser river on a plank bridge; it was daylight, and the Germans fired at him with rifles and machine guns.

He arrived at HQ unharmed

 

He was home on leave [17th January 1916], and – as Southowram's first DCM winner – he was honoured by the people of Southowram at a gathering at the Mechanics' Institute, when Rev J. M. Walton presented him with a watch, a brush & comb case, a pocket wallet, a cigarette case and a pipe.

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Bancroft, William
[18??-1838] In 1837, he married Ann Kershaw [1811-18??] at Elland Parish Church.


Ann was born in either Elland or Lightcliffe
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

William died in Elland [1838].

After his death, the authorities tried, but failed, to have Ann and the children removed from Hipperholme to Keighley – presumably because she was a burden on the community; there is no evidence that she came from Keighley


Question: Does anyone know anything more about Ann?

 

Bancroft, William
[1821-1887] Son of James Bancroft.

Born in Halifax [21st March 1821].

He married Caroline Earnshaw [1827-1909] from Huddersfield.

He emigrated to the US in 1842.

He was followed by his father James and the other members of his family, together with the wider group of the Emigration Society, who sailed from Liverpool aboard the Patrick Henry, landing in New York on 27th May 1844.

They settled in Dover, Racine, Wisconsin.

William died [18th April 1887].

Caroline died [28th September 1909].

The couple are buried in the English Settlement Cemetery in Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

Bancroft, William
[1829-1889] Of Halifax.

In 1865, he married Betty Sutcliffe [1834-1902] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [1859-1865]
  2. Hannah [1862-1911]
  3. James [1867-1868] who died aged 15 months
  4. Herbert [1870] who died aged 7 months

The family lived at Hipperholme [1889].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Bancroft, William
[1840-1866] In [Q1] 1862, he married Emma Riley [1842-1914] in Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Bancroft, William
[1849-1923] Of Halifax.

In 1871, he married Sarah Ann Farrar [1848-1883] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [1876-1954]

Members of the family were buried at Boulderclough United Methodist Chapel with William's sister Hannah [1859-1930]

Bancroft, William
[1874-1956] In 1906, he married (1) Amy Carlton [1868-1920] in Halifax.

In 1922, he married (2) Frances Button in Halifax.


Frances was the daughter of
Isaac Button
 

The family lived at 6 Hill Park Mount, Triangle [1956].

They were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Bancroft, William Henry
[1842-1891] Son of John Bancroft. Brother of Frederick Bancroft.

Born 26th January 1842.

He was a stone dresser [1861] / a brush maker [1871].

Brother Frederick was a partner with Frederick Fawthrop in Bancroft & Fawthrop, brush makers. After Fawthrop's death, William Henry joined the business, which then became Bancroft Brothers.

In 1863, he married Eliza Woodhead [1841-1914] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Albert [1865-1891]

The family lived at Gerrard Street, Halifax [1891].

William Henry died 11th June 1891.

Eliza died 26th August 1914.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [1/W11]

Bancroft, Wright
[1856-1913] Son of Thomas Bancroft.

Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a cotton piecer [1871] / a mill worker at Luddendenfoot [1894] / a retired blanket finisher [1911] / a teacher and chapel keeper at Bethel United Methodist Chapel, Boulderclough.

In 1886, he married 1858-1894 in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Alice Elizabeth [1893-1894]

On 19th June 1894, whilst Wright was working the night shift, Sarah went out and drowned baby daughter Alice Elizabeth in a stream and then drowned herself. Wright found the bodies of his wife and daughter on his way home from work.

The inquest heard that Sarah had been suffering for over 6 months with acute abdominal pains caused by an internal abscess, though she had displayed no suicidal tendencies.

The jury returned a verdict that she had committed suicide whilst temporarily insane, and that she had drowned the child.

Members of the family were buried at Boulderclough United Methodist Chapel

 

Bancroft surname
The surname is derived from the location bank croft, using the elements bank and croft, and meaning a piece of land on a hillside.

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

Unattached BMDs for Bancroft:


Marriages 1891, 1909, 1923; Death 1835
 



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