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Mr Bates [17??-18??]
Alfred Bates [18??-18??]
Alfred Bates [1913-1944]
Benjamin Hopkinson Bates [18??-18??]
Benjamin Patchett Bates [1860-1???]
Brian Bates [1???-1???]
Charles William Bates [1872-1937]
E. Bates [17??-18??]
Edgar Dixon Bates [1885-1917]
Edward Bates [18??-18??]
Sir Edward Bates [1816-1896]
Edward Percy Bates [1845-19??]
Eli Bates [17??-1835]
Ellen Preston Bates [1809-1882]
Ellis Bates [1892-1918]
Ely Bates [1788-1861]
Ely Bates [18??-18??]
Ernest Bates [1876-19??]
George Bates [1???-1859]
George Bates [1796-1861]
George Bates [1893-1915]
George Herbert Bates [1898-1918]
George Thomas Bates [1875-1917]
H. S. Bates [1???-18??]
Harriet Waterhouse Bates [1823-1898]
Harry Bates [1892-1917]
Henry Bates [13??-1???]
Henry Bates [17??-1???]
Henry Bates [17??-18??]
Henry Bates [17??-18??]
Henry Bates [1741-17??]
Henry Bates [18??-18??]
Henry Sutcliffe Bates [1821-1???]
Herbert Bates [1883-1917]
James Bates [17??-1???]
James Bates [17??-17??]
James Bates [1762-1825]
James Bates [18??-18??]
James Bates [1843-1910]
James Bates [1848-1878]
James Cocksedge Bates [18??-19??]
James Nicholl Bates [1881-1974]
James Willie Bates [1897-1915]
Joah Bates [1741-1799]
John Bates [17??-1???]
John Bates [17??-17??]
Rev John Bates [1753-1815]
John Bates [1786-1849]
John Bates [18??-1???]
John Bates [18??-19??]
John Bates [18??-19??]
John Gibson Bates [1865-1938]
John Herbert Bates [1893-1916]
John Oldfield Bates [1778-1843]
John Stansfield Bates [1811-1888]
Joseph Bates [1769-1846]
Joseph Bates [1791-1823]
Joseph Bates [1840-19??]
Joseph Bates [1864-1932]
Joseph Bates [1897-1918]
Joshua Bates [17??-18??]
Joshua Bates [17??-18??]
Joshua Bates [17??-18??]
Lewis Bates [1855-1928]
Lineas Bates [1866-1???]
Mabel Dinah Bates [18??-1???]
Mary Ann Bates [1???-18??]
Michael Bates [1811-1869]
Michael Bates [1845-1908]
Misses Bates
Nathaniel Bates [1???-18??]
Nathaniel Bates [1852-1917]
North Bates [1836-1920]
Peter Smith Bates [1???-1???]
Phebe Bates [1794-1864]
Reginald Bates [1894-1917]
Ronald Bates [1???-191?]
Samuel Bates [1835-1874]
Sowden Bates [1???-191?]
Theophilus Bates [1848-1911]
Thomas Bates [17??-18??]
Thomas Bates [1740-1817]
Thomas Bates [1789-18??]
Rev Thomas Bates [1801-1857]
Thomas Bates [1820-1???]
Thomas Priestley Bates [1920-1945]
Timothy Bates [17??-1810]
Timothy Bates [1756-1823]
Tom Bates [1893-1917]
Walter Bates [1858-1897]
William Bates [17??-18??]
William Bates [1713-1776]
William Bates [1765-1824]
William Bates [18??-19??]
William Bates [1817-1874]
William Robert Bates [1900-1972]
Willie Bates [1881-1917]
Willie Bates [1887-1935] 


Bates, Mr
[17??-18??] First Minister at the General Baptist Church, Haley Hill [1780]. Offence at his doctrinal views led to his speedy resignation

Bates, Alfred
[18??-18??] In 1874, he had a fancy repository at 9 Broad Street, Halifax

Bates, Alfred
[1913-1944] Son of Alice & Mr Bates.

He married May.

They lived at 4 Catherine Street, Elland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [10th September 1944].

He was buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy [XIX J 11].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Working Men's Club

Bates, Benjamin Hopkinson
[18??-18??] Of Rastrick.

Son of Joseph Bates.

He carried on his father's business in India. In 1833, he was joined by his younger brother, Edward.

He married Elizabeth Ledgard


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Edward Ledgard
 

Bates, Benjamin Patchett
[1860-1???] Son of Samuel Bates, tailor & draper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a pawnbroker's assistant [1883] / book keeper for stuff merchant [1891] / a boiler maker's labourer [1901] / a book keeper [1911].

In 1883, he married Amelia Speight [1860-1???] at All Saints, Wakefield.


Amelia, of Wakefield, was the daughter of John Hill Speight, builder
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [b 1885] who was an underclothing machinist [1901]
  2. Mabel Annie [b 1888] who was a woollen doffer [1901], a laundress [1911]
  3. Gladys Mary [b 1891] who was a toffee packer [1911]
  4. John Herbert
  5. Florence Marion [b 1897]
  6. Arnold Patchett [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 7 Chester Street, Horton, Bradford [1891]
  • 1 Allerton Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 13 Milton Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was brother-in-law (?) John H. Speight [b 1855] (tobacconist) 

Bates, Brian
[1???-1???] He bequeathed Bates's Gift

Bates, Charles William
[1872-1937] Son of Nathaniel Bates.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a machine maker's assistant [1881] / a machine maker [1891, 1901] / a textile engineer [1911] / an engineer [1917] / with William Bates & Son Company Limited.

In [Q1] 1898, he married Mary Alice Johnson [1876-1947] in Salford, Lancashire.


Mary Alice was born in Salford, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Annie Johnson [1899-1902]
  2. William Robert
  3. Nathaniel [1903-6th January 1987]
  4. Ellen [1905-1963]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1907]
  6. Annie
  7. Charles [1918-1982]

The family lived at

  • 7 Hulme Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Rose Villa, Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

He died 15th March 1937.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Bates, E.
[17??-18??] Manufacturer at Greetland.

In March 1818, he was declared bankrupt

Bates, Edgar Dixon
[1885-1917] Son of Walter Bates.

Born in Halifax.

He was a creeler (weaving shed) [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed in the Victoria Shed of Crossley's Carpets.

In [Q3] 1911, he married Ann Bateman at St George's Church, Ovenden.

They lived at 1 Sykes Terrace, Shroggs Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds in hospital in France [1st March 1917].

He was buried at the Bray Military Cemetery, France [II C 11.]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Bates, Edward
[18??-18??] Beerseller at an unidentified beerhouse in Sowerby Bridge [around 1860].


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

In 1860, he was charged with using grains of paradise in brewing. He was fined £50

Bates, Sir Edward
[1816-1896] JP, DL.

Son of Joseph Bates.

Born at Spring Hall, Halifax.

In 1833, he went out to Calcutta to join his older brother, Benjamin Hopkinson, and spent 16 years there.

He worked mainly in Calcutta and Bombay, until he returned to England in 1848, and began business as a ship-owner and India merchant at Liverpool.

He built up a fleet of 130 ships, one of which was named Jamsetjee Cursetjee after his partner in Bombay. He established Edward Bates & Sons.

In 1837, he married (1) Charlotte Elizabeth Umfreville-Smith [18??-1841].

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. daughter

On 25th June 1844, he married (2) Ellen Thompson.


Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Thompson of Hessle
 

Children:

  1. Edward Percy

He was Conservative MP for Plymouth [1871-1880, 1885-1892]. He was created 1st Baronet Bates of Bellefield, Lancashire [1880]. He was DL for Lancashire and Hampshire

Bates, Edward Percy
[1845-19??] Son of Sir Edward Bates.

He married Constance Elizabeth Graves


Constance Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel R. Graves MP for Liverpool
 

Bates, Eli
[17??-1835] Of Greetland.

He died in April 1835 after a very short illness.

An obituary noted

[Mr Bates was] much respected.

This is the individual who was turned out of possession (by the sheriff in an action of ejectment, at the suit of a sub-tenant) of some property which he had long held as a sub-tenant to the late Mr Dyson of Clay House, Greetland, and after under Mr Dyson's executors or his widow, which property is belonging to Rishworth School Mr Bates was never either a tenant or sub-tenant, or sub-sub-tenant to the individuals who brought the action against him

Bates, Ellen Preston
[1809-1882] Daughter of John Oldfield Bates.

In 1850, she and her sisters had a school in Halifax.

In 1851, she was head of the household at their Westgate home.

In 1861, she was still head of the household and

unmarried. independent proproprietor of houses

She was elected to the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institution [1870];

Bates, Ellis
[1892-1918] Son of Joseph Bates.

Born in Halifax [31st July 1892].

He was a cotton weaver [1911] / a porter at Elland Railway Station.

During World War I, he enlisted with the York & Lancaster Regiment and he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [21st March 1918].

He was buried at the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium [X F 15].

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

Bates, Ely
[1788-1861] JP.

Born in Halifax.

He was a book keeper [1811] / partner in Eli Bates & Company [1829] / a cloth-merchant [1841] / a magistrate [1851] / woollen & stuff merchant [1851] / on the Grand Jury at the Assizes.

In March 1818, he was declared bankrupt.

He and his business partner, James Hoatson, contributed a total of £750 towards the building of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street.

On 6th August 1811, he married Hannah Cockin.


Hannah was the eldest daughter of Rev Joseph Cockin
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1812-1813]
  2. Joseph Cockin [1814-1817]
  3. Ann [b 1815]
  4. Joseph William [b 1821] who was a merchant [1841]

The children were baptised at Square Chapel Independent, Halifax on the 16th of January 1816.

The family lived at

  • Gibbet Street, Halifax [1841]
  • West Hill, Halifax [1851, 1860, 1861]

He died at West Hill [27th October 1861].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 336].

See Bradford & Keighley Insurance Company Halifax, Halifax, Bradford & Keighley Insurance Company, Halifax General Cemetery Company, Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company and West Yorkshire Railway Company

Bates, Ely
[18??-18??] Grocer of New Bank, Halifax.


Question: Does anyone know the relationship between this man and Ely Bates?

 

He married Ann [1829-1861].

Ann was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2251]

Bates, Ernest
[1876-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted overlooker.

On 16th Oct 1902, he married Lydia Ann Boocock in Halifax.


Lydia Ann was the daughter of
Titus Boocock
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Ernest [b 1905]
  2. Ruby [b 1909]

Lydia Ann died in Wharfedale [1949]

Bates, George
[1???-1859] Son of Timothy Bates.

He inherited The Bache, Warley.

He died intestate and the Bates estate passed to Peter Smith Bates.

See Sowerby Bridge National School

Bates, George
[1796-1861] Born in Warley.

He was a cloth miller [1841] / a fulling miller [1851] / a fuller cloth woollen [1861].

On 31st December 1812, he married Elizabeth Schofield [1793-1866], from Warley, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1819-1892] who married James Clay
  2. Thomas
  3. Elizabeth [1832-1923] who married William Dearden

The family lived at Raw Pickle, Warley [1841, 1851, 1861].

He died at Raw Pickle [26th December 1861].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300. Probate was granted to his widow and his daughter Elizabeth

Bates, George
[1893-1915] He was a labourer at Akroyd's foundry, New Bank.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 28 Garden Street, Halifax.

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

He was gassed at the Ypres Salient.

He died 21st December 1915 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Bates, George Herbert
[1898-1918] Son of Lewis Bates.

Born in Elland [26th Feb 1898].

He was a cotton piecer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 16th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He was killed in action [16th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [1], and on Elland War Memorial

Bates, George Thomas
[1875-1917] Son of Mary Louise & Abraham Bates.

He was a member of St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram, Choir & Boys' Brigade / employed by Thornton, Hannam & Marshall Limited, Brighouse / a Territorial for 12 years.

He married Emily.

They lived at

  • Glenthorne, High Street, Brighouse
  • 8 Edward Street, Garden Road, Brighouse

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry, then transferred to the 32nd Company Labour Corps.

He caught rheumatic fever [December 1915], and returned to his unit [January 1917].

He died 17th November 1917 (aged 42).

He was buried at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium [II C 15].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Bates, H. S.
[1???-18??] A Halifax draper.

On 1st October 1857, one of his domestic servants, Sarah Hoyle was charged with stealing silk, cotton blankets, stays, handkerchiefs, shawls, stockings etc from Bates's shop. She had made them into bundles and left with her friends till called for

Bates, Harriet Waterhouse
[1823-1898] Daughter of John Oldfield Bates.

Born in Halifax [28th December 1823].

Baptised at South Parade Wesleyan, Halifax [17th January 1825].

In 1850, she and her sisters had a school in Halifax.

She ran a school in Halifax [around 1870].

In 1881, she married Henry Sutcliffe Bates

Bates, Harry
[1892-1917] Son of David Bates of High House, Shelf.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Pheasant which was sunk by a mine off Orkney [1st March 1917].

He died 1st March 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [22]

Bates, Henry
[13??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1370]

Bates, Henry
[17??-1???] DD.

Son of Henry Bates. He may have attended Heath Grammar School. He became a Fellow of Peterhouse College

Bates, Henry
[17??-18??] Son of Timothy Bates.

He married Ruth Aked

Bates, Henry
[17??-18??]

Children:

  1. Phebe

He was buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Bates, Henry
[1741-17??] He was Parish Clerk, Curate at Halifax [1764] / innkeeper at the Ring O' Bells, Halifax. He had a choral club at his house in Church Street.

He negotiated with Snetzler for the installation of the organ at Halifax Parish Church.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Joah
  3. Grace

See Messiah

Bates, Henry
[18??-18??] A common brewer at Warley. Partner in Bates & Williamson

Bates, Henry Sutcliffe
[1821-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was living on own means [1891].

In 1881, he married Harriet Waterhouse Bates in Halifax.

The family lived at Bradshaw Lane, Ovenden [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was Harriet's sister, Jane Maria

Bates, Herbert
[1883-1917] He worked for Inman Brothers Limited.

He married Sarah.

They lived at 3 Lentilfield Grove, Lee Mount.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 24th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 23rd September 1917.

He was buried at the La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium [III B 11].

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

Bates, James
[17??-1???] Of Soyland. He was suspected of being a coiner

Bates, James
[17??-17??] Churchwarden at Midgley [1748, 1750]

Bates, James
[1762-1825] He was innkeeper at an unidentified pub at Pond, near Triangle [1825].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

He married Ann [1764-1824].

Children:

  1. John [1785-1789]
  2. Nathaniel [1796-1800]
  3. Ann [1799-1815]
  4. Robert [1800-1803]

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: son John [2nd April 1789]; son Nathaniel [11th April 1800]; son Robert [17th September 1803]; daughter Ann [21st March 1815]; Ann [16th November 1824]; James [1721825/999/]

Bates, James
[18??-18??] Surgeon at Hipperholme [1840] and Lightcliffe [1845]

Bates, James
[1843-1910] He was a wool buyer [1910].

He married (1) Sarah [1851-1882].

Sarah committed suicide 3rd February 1882 (aged 31).

The Leeds Mercury [Saturday February 4th 1882] reported


Yesterday afternoon Sarah Bates, 32 years of age, wife of James Bates, wool buyer, 7 Franklin Street, Mile Thorn, committed suicide by hanging herself.

The deceased woman had for some time past been in a depressed state of mind and under medical treatment.

About 12.15 pm yesterday, deceased went upstairs, where she remained some time, and her mother, not hearing anything of her, called out two or three times, but on receiving no answer she went upstairs, and in the attic found her daughter suspended by the neck from the ceiling.

She at once ran to the house of another daughter living in Crossley Street and detective sergeant Harland was communicated with. He proceeded to the house and cut the deceased down, finding that she was quite dead and apparently been so for nearly an hour

 

In [Q1] 1883, he married (2) Martha Ellen Crowther [1856-1915] in Halifax.

Martha Ellen died 16th April 1915 (aged 59).

They lived at 7 Franklin Street, Mile Thorn [1881].

James died 9th February 1910 (aged 67).

They were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1532]

Bates, James
[1848-1878] Son of John Stansfield Bates.

He was an errand boy [1861] / a stuff presser [1871] / served in the Royal Artillery

Bates, James Cocksedge
[18??-19??] Established J. C. Bates & Sons Limited

Bates, James Nicholl
[1881-1974] In 1912, he was commercial clerk with a carpet manufacturer.

In 1912, he married Annie Oates.


Annie was the daughter of
John Henry Oates
 

They lived at White Chimneys, Skircoat Green [1936, 1960].

Annie died at White Chimneys.

The couple were buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave

Bates, James Willie
[1897-1915] Son of Lineas Bates.

He was a spinner (worsted) [1911].

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

He was gassed at Ypres. Hooge Sector.

He died of wounds [19th December 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium [I B 42].

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

Bates, Joah
[1741-1799] MA.

Son of Henry Bates.

Musician and conductor.

He attended Heath Grammar School & Manchester Grammar School. He was taught music by organists at Rochdale, and at the Collegiate Church in Manchester. He gained scholarships to Eton and King's College Cambridge. Before going up to Cambridge in 1760, he spent some time establishing and rehearsing a choir in Halifax.

On 11th July 1766, he opened the organ at Halifax Parish Church when it was first used.

In 1769, he went with Lord Sandwich to Haarlem in the Netherlands to see the organ there.

On 21st December 1780, he married Sarah Harrop, who he had earlier taught.

In 1784, he was invited to be in charge of a performed at Westminster Abbey in commemoration of Handel.

On returning to Halifax from London, he brought a copy of Handel's Messiah – the first in Halifax – for his father's choral club.

He played organ in the orchestra – and William Herschel played violin – when the Messiah had its first performance in Halifax.

He became a Commissioner in the Civil Service.

He invested a considerable amount of his own – and his wife's – money in the Albion Mills, Halifax. The mill burnt down in 1791, nearly ruining him. This brought on

a complaint in his chest

which finally proved fatal

Bates, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Halifax. He was imprisoned at York Castle [20th December 1769]

Bates, John
[17??-17??] Halifax saddler. He was one of the trustees of the Chapel Fold Meeting House, Halifax

Bates, Rev John
[1753-1815] He was a Halifax schoolmaster, a Methodist Minister at Stainland [1789], a General Baptist, and a Wesleyan local preacher before becoming Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1793-1796].

He then became Minister at Heywood's Chapel [1796-1802].

He returned to Moor End Congregational Church [1802-1815].

Bates, John
[1786-1849] He was a millwright [1841].

On 23rd March 1815, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1796-1877] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Nathaniel [b 1821]
  3. Ellen [b 1823]
  4. Eliza [b 1825]
  5. John [b 1826]
  6. Edward [b 1827]
  7. Mary North [b 1830]
  8. twins Charles [b 1832]
  9. Frederick [b 1832]
  10. Harriet [b 1834]
  11. North

The family lived at Bank Cottage, Norland [1841]

Bates, John
[18??-1???] Member of Sowerby Bridge UDC

Bates, John
[18??-19??] Local photographer. His collection of photographs and slides is held by Sowerby Bridge Library

Bates, John
[18??-19??] Of Union Street, Triangle.

He was injured – contused shoulder, injury to the head, and lacerations of the thigh – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Bates, John Gibson
[1865-1938] Born in Triangle.

He was an iron core maker (gas engine works) [1911].

On 1st November 1890, he married Harriet Pickles [1863-1946] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Reginald
  2. Mabel [1896-1980] who was a tailoress [1911]
  3. Nellie [1899-1957] who was a part-timer worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Dora Emily [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 26 Union Street, Triangle [1911]
  • 26 Lord Street, Sowerby Bridge

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: John Gibson [19th January 1938]; Harriet [29th April 1946]

Bates, John Herbert
[1893-1916] Son of Benjamin Patchett Bates.

Born in Wakefield / Bradford.

He was a warehouseman [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [24th August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [13A & 13B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bates, John Oldfield
[1778-1843] Of Halifax.

Son of Rachel and John Bates.

He was a card maker, a cotton and wool card maker at Horton Street, Halifax [1809], a card maker for wool machinery 27 Westgate, Halifax [1837], and a wire carder & insurance agent [1841]

On 17th December 1807, he married Rachel Waterhouse Preston [1788-1844] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ellen
  2. Elizabeth Hampshire [1811-1870]
  3. Jane Maria [b 1818]
  4. Harriet Waterhouse [b 1823]
  5. Mary C. [b 1827]

Their parents were dead by 1845.

In 1850, his daughters had a school in Halifax.

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was a visitor Edward H Baxter [aged 22] (unmarried gentleman) born in Barkisland, and 3 scholars.

Living with them in 1871 was a boarder Andrew C Duncan [aged 23] (unmarried grocer's cashier) born in Halifax.

Living with them in 1881 were a niece Rachel Smith [aged 30] (seamstress), and lodgers James Murgatroyd [aged 60] (widower, wool & oil agent)  born in Halifax, and John T Smith [aged 23] (single, hosier's shopman) born in Accrington

Bates, John Stansfield
[1811-1888] Born in Ovenden.

He was a warehouseman [1851] / a book warehouseman [1861] / a packer in warehouse [1871]

He married Hannah [1814-1871].

Children:

  1. Stansfield [1833-1836]
  2. Frances [1841-1846]
  3. Samuel
  4. Stansfield [1837-1877] who served in the Royal Artillery
  5. Sarah [b 1841] who was a book folder [1851], a worsted weaver [1861]
  6. Elizabeth [1841-1854]
  7. James
  8. Frances Hannah [1853-1935] who married Anthony Court
  9. Frances H [b 1852] who was a power worsted weaver [1871]
  10. Emma Elizabeth [b 1854] who was a power worsted weaver [1871] who married James Edward Taylor

The family lived at

  • Lee Bank, Ovenden [1851]
  • McKnight's Buildings, Halifax [1861]
  • 43 Seedlings Mount, Halifax [1871]

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

Bates, Joseph
[1769-1846] Of Spring Hall, Halifax.

He was a wool exporter and finisher in Halifax.

After the end of the monopoly by the East India Company, he began trading with India.

A newspaper report says that he was a South American merchant.

He married Rebecca / Rebekah Walker [1781-1847].


Rebecca was the daughter of Thomas Walker of Ardsley
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin Hopkinson
  2. Edward
  3. Margaret who married Joe Armitage Ledgard
  4. Frances who married [29th October 1835] Edwin Cooper from Manchester

The epitaph on the memorial for Joseph and Rebecca in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Bates, Joseph
[1791-1823] Son of Timothy Bates.

He died 12th December 1823 in Southport, where he had gone for the benefit of his health.

His father had died 2 days earlier

Bates, Joseph
[1840-19??] Born in Haworth / Oxenhope.

He was a wool sorter [1871] / a mohair sorter [1881] / a wool sorter [1891] / a mohair wool sorter [1901].

In 1871, he married Susannah Bolton [1843-19??] in Keighley.


Susannah was born in Haworth
 

Children:

  1. Lilly [b 1863] who was a worsted twister [1881]
  2. Emily [1865-1880]
  3. Harry [b 1867] who was a worsted singer [1881], a machine fitter [1891]
  4. Clara [b 1870] who was a worsted singer [1881], a silk plush cropper [1891] & married Samson Ackroyd
  5. Tom [b 1872] who was a wool sorter [1891]
  6. Albert [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  7. Sam [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a mechanic (fitter) [1901]
  8. Sam [b 1879] who was a brother coachman for cab service [1911]
  9. Willie
  10. Annie [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a mohair & alpaca weaver [1911] & married [Halifax 1914] Albert E Hanson

The family lived at

  • Chapel Lane, Clayton, Queensbury [1871]
  • Ford, Queensbury [1881]
  • 29 Alma Street, Queensbury [1891, 1901]
  • 3 Alma Street, Queensbury [when Annie was head of the household with her 2 youngest brothers 1911]

Bates, Joseph
[1864-1932] Born in Rotherham.

He was a boiler maker [1884].

In 1884, he married Eliza Annie Elliott [1866-1938] in Rotherham


Eliza Annie was born in Rotherham
 

Children:

  1. William [1885-1934] who married [1910] Annie Basillie [1886-1937] from Jarrow
  2. Annie Elizabeth [1886-1978] who married [1911] Charles Augustus Armstrong [1888-1964] from Leeds
  3. Ernest [1888-1963]
  4. Olive [1889-1961] who married [1908] Percy John Richard Simonds [1878-1940] from Keighley
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1890]
  6. Ellis
  7. Ellen [1893-1975] who married [1915] Harry Haigh [1880-1961] from Halifax
  8. Tom [1895-1939]
  9. Frank [1891-1979] who married [1925] born Ellen Booth [1899-1976] from Halifax
  10. Arthur [1906-1977]

The family lived at

Bates, Joseph
[1897-1918] Son of Elizabeth & Tom Bates of Cragg House, Jumples Cragg, Wheatley.

Born in Leicester.

He was a member of the Territorials.

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

He died 18th March 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XXVI E 3].

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

Bates, Joshua
[17??-18??] An engineer.


Question: Is he the same person as Joshua Bates?

 

Around 1801, he and Elkanah Hoyle established a partnership and rebuilt Small Lees Mill, Ripponden using money which they borrowed from Swaine Brothers & Company

Bates, Joshua
[17??-18??] In 1803, he married Ellen Edwards.


Ellen was the daughter of
John Edwards
 

Joshua died before 1820.

In 1820, Ellen married George Armytage

Bates, Joshua
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Soyland Mill [1800].


Question: Is he the same person as Joshua Bates?

 

He went into partnership with Elkanah Hoyle

Bates, Lewis
[1855-1928] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner.

In 1882, he married Louisa Pilling [1856-1930] in Halifax.


Louisa was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1884]
  2. John [b 1885]
  3. Edward [b 1888]
  4. Annie [b 1890]
  5. Nellie [b 1892]
  6. Mary Ellen [b 1893]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1895]
  8. George Herbert

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at 14 Gordon Street, Elland [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was Louisa's sister Martha Pilling [b 1867]

Bates, Lineas
[1866-1???] Born in Mixenden.

He was a worsted coating overlooker [1891, 1901] / a worsted overlooker [1911]

In 1887, he married Emma Wray [1864-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Frances Beatrice [b 1890] who was a cloth mender [1911]
  2. Ernest [b 1895] who was a wire drawer [1911]
  3. James Willie

The family lived at

  • 12 John Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 7 West View Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 31 Spring Hall Place, Halifax [1911]
  • 10 Steep Lane, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge
  • 28 Summergate Place, Halifax [1916]

Living with them in 1911 was widowed sister Sarah Crawshaw [b  1852] (sick visitor) 

Bates, Mabel Dinah
[18??-1???] She was the first female clerk at Halifax Post Office [1888]

Bates, Mary Ann
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1838]

Bates, Michael
[1811-1869] Born in Warley.

He was a cloth fuller [1841-1869].

On 29th May 1831, he married (1) Hannah Ratcliffe [1812-1838] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1831]
  2. Harriet [1835-1843]

On 16th February 1840, He married (2) Frances (Fanny) Ingham [1812-1867], from Greetland, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1841]
  2. Hannah [b 1884]
  3. Michael
  4. George [b 1848]
  5. William [b 1850]

The family lived at Hollings Mill, Warley [1841-1869]. He died at Hollings Mill [27th April 1869].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100

Bates, Michael
[1845-1908] Son of Michael Bates.

He was a grocer [1871, 1881, 1891] / a bread maker & confectioner [1901] He established Michael Bates & Sons.

On 23rd August 1868, he married Jane Pearson [1845-1917] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Frank [1866-1931]
  2. George William [1869-1925]
  3. Ernest [1874-1940]
  4. Jane Ann [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1871, 1881, 1891]
  • 4a Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 4a Bedford Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1908]

He died at 4a Bedford Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [29th August 1908].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £890 15/11d. Probate was granted to his widow Jane and his sons who were all bakers

Bates, Misses
In 1850, the daughters of John Oldfield BatesEllen, Elizabeth, Jane Maria, Harriet Waterhouse, and Mary - had a school in Halifax

Bates, Nathaniel
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

One Sunday morning, he was found dead standing in the stone dam by the Parish Church. His upper body was dry

Bates, Nathaniel
[1852-1917] Son of William Bates.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a millwright [1881] / a machine maker [1891] / a dyeing machinery maker (employer) [1911] / partner in William Bates, Son & Company Limited.

On 6th February 1871, he married Harriet Jowett [1849-1921] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Charles William
  2. Alice [1873-1876]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1875] who married Charles Robert Dixon

The family lived at

Nathaniel died in Rhyl, Wales [13th February 1917].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,043 17/6d. Probate was granted to his widow Harriet, son Charles William and daughter Mary Ann Dixon

Bates, North
[1836-1920] Son of John Bates.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an auctioneer [1874] / an auctioneer & appraiser [1881].

In [Q2] 1860, he married Jane Griffiths [1836-1???] in Huddersfield.


Jane was born in Middlewich, Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1861] who was an auctioneer's assistant [1881]
  2. Agnes Jane [b 1869]
  3. Emily Griffith [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Brighouse [1874]
  • 7 Lister Street, Brighouse [1881]

Bates, Peter Smith
[1???-1???] Son of Timothy Bates.

He was sole heir to the estate of his grandfather Timothy Bates when his uncle George Bates died intestate.

He sold the estate to Joseph Pollit

Bates, Phebe
[1794-1864] Daughter of Henry Bates.

She married (1) Samuel Stansfeld.

After Samuel's death in 1834, she married (2) William Priestley.

She was buried at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge in her father's vault there

Bates, Reginald
[1894-1917] Son of John Gibson Bates.

Born in Triangle [29th March 1894].

Baptised at St Peter's, Sowerby [6 May 1894].

He was a canvasser [1911] / employed in the offices of the Sowerby Bridge Co-operative Society Limited.

In [Q2] 1916, he married Mary Jane Wilson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 9th May 1917]

The family lived at

  • Hoyle Green Cottage, Warley
  • 41 Milton Avenue, Beech, Sowerby Bridge

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with B Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby

Bates, Ronald
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Bates, Samuel
[1835-1874] Son of John Stansfield Bates.

He was a dyer [1851] / in the 3rd Dragoon Guards / landlord of the Fleece, Halifax [1874].

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

Bates, Sowden
[1???-191?]

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

He died in the conflict.

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

Bates, Theophilus
[1848-1911] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a certificated schoolmaster [1881, 1901] / a head teacher retired on break down allowance [1911]

He was amongst those who set up the St John's Ambulance Brigade, Hebden Bridge [1887].

In 1876, he married Mary Ann Brown [1853-1???] from Middlesborough, in Whitehaven, Cumbria. Mary Anne was a schoolmistress [1881, 1891, 1901].

Children:

  1. Arthur Edward [b 1878]
  2. Mabel Alice [b 1881] who was a student in training college [1901]
  3. Ethel Mary [b 1883] who was a pupil teacher [1901]
  4. George Herbert [b 1886] who was a clerk to sanitary inspector [1901], assistant to sanitary inspector Rochdale Borough Council [1911]

The family lived at

Theophilus was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [5th September 1811] row 20, grave 11

Bates, Thomas
[17??-18??] Of Ovenden.

He & Thomas Charnock bought Lanehead Colliery [1770].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1765-1827] who married Rev Joseph Charnock

Bates, Thomas
[1740-1817] Son of William Bates.

In 1764, he married Elizabeth Pool at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William
  2. John [1766-1768]
  3. Judith [1768-1802] who married William Turney
  4. Elizabeth [1771-1783]
  5. Henry [1773-1784]

After the death of their daughter Judith and her husband, William Turney, Thomas and Elizabeth looked after their grandchildren: William, Thomas, and John

He was a bookkeeper and a woolstapler. He owned properties in Halifax, including the Upper George Inn and property at Back Lane

He was a partner in Turney, Bates & Bates

Bates, Thomas
[1789-18??] He was a grocer [1841].

He married Ann [1797-18??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1821] who was an apprentice dyer [1841]
  2. Kezia [b 1819] who was a bonnet maker [1841]

The family lived at 13 Wesley Street, Halifax [1841]

Bates, Rev Thomas
[1801-1857] MA.

He attended Heath Grammar School [1810s].

He was Curate/Assistant Minister of Holy Trinity Church [1834] / Vicar of Coley [1836] / Chaplain of Halifax Union Workhouse / Chaplain of the Debtors' Gaol / Surrogate in Halifax.

His sister was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

He lived at Savile Row, Halifax with his unmarried sister Mary [1834, 1841]

On the afternoon of Monday, 18th May 1857, he was seized by an apoplectic fit in Mr Schofield's shop. The surgeon Mr Cresswell and Dr Mason Stanhope Kenny were called, and Rev Bates was taken home. He had another fit later and died at 11:00 pm.

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Bates, Thomas
[1820-1???] Son of George Bates.

Born in Warley.

He was a mechanic [1841] / a millwright [1851, 1861].

On 27th May 1844, he married Elizabeth Clay at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of James Clay
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1846] who was a millwright [1861]
  2. James Clay [1847-1924]
  3. Susan [1850-1901]
  4. Emma [b 1854]

All the children were baptised at St Mary's, Luddenden

The family lived at

  • Hollins Mill [1851]
  • St James's Road, Halifax [1861]

Bates, Thomas Priestley
[1920-1945] He was educated at All Saints' School / employed by E. T. Bower Limited.

He married Unknown.

They lived at Shibden Grange.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Bombardier with the 53rd (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Lt. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 24th March 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [37 B 9].

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

Bates, Timothy
[17??-1810] Son of Timothy Bates.

He married Hannah Smith?.

Children:

  1. Ann Francis
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Peter Smith

Bates, Timothy
[1756-1823] Founded Timothy Bates & Company at Bank Foundry in 1786.

He was church-warden at Warley.

In 1795, he was involved in recruiting for the army in the war with France.

In 1778, he married Anne Turner.

Children:

  1. Mary [1779-1811] who married Thomas Pollit
  2. Timothy
  3. Henry
  4. Samuel [1785-1811]
  5. George
  6. Joseph
  7. Joshua [d 1832]
  8. Richard
  9. William
  10. Anne who married John Worrel from Salford

The family lived at

He died 10th December 1823 (aged 67).

His son Joseph died 2 days later in Southport.

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

See Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Bates, Tom
[1893-1917] He worked for Calvert's (Illingworth) Limited

He married Unknown.

They lived at 87 Shay Lane, Ovenden.

He died 26th November 1917 (aged 24).

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

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Bates, Walter
[1858-1897] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer's labourer [1881] / a wire cleaner [1891].

In 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Dixon [1861-1???].


Elizabeth Ann was born in Driffield. the daughter of Leonard Fox Dixon, tailor.

She was a cotton winder [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Ernest Dixon [b 1882] who was an iron moulder [1901]
  2. Ada [b 1884] who was a worsted winder [1901], a wire coverer at wire mill [1911]
  3. Edgar Dixon
  4. Herbert [b 1887] who was a worsted spinning doffer [1901], a wire drawer [1911]
  5. Ethel Mary [b 1892] who was a packer (toffee manufacturer) [1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 15 Lime Street, Ovenden [1881]
  • 36 Shroggs Road, Ovenden [1891]
  • 34 Shroggs Road, Ovenden [1901]

Walter died in 1897 (aged 39).

Elizabeth Ann married James William Horsfall

Bates, William
[17??-18??] Halifax wool-comber.

In December 1778, he married Mary Bland.


Mary was the daughter of
Thomas Bland
 

Children:

  1. a daughter [b 1779]
  2. Thomas Bland (Bates)

Bates, William
[1713-1776] He was a woolstapler.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Bates, William
[1765-1824] Son of Thomas Bates.

He was a partner in Turney, Bates & Bates

Bates, William
[18??-19??] Cotton doubler at Perseverance Mill, Elland [1905]

Bates, William
[1817-1874] Son of John Bates.

Born in Warley.

He was a millwright employing 8 men [1851] / a millwright & cotton spinner [1861] / a millwright & machine maker [1874] / partner in William Bates, Son & Company Limited.

On 25th March 1841, he married Mary Ann Rothwell [1815-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. John Hisdale [1842-1904]
  2. Frederick [1844-1887]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1846]
  4. Ellen [b 1849]
  5. Alice [b 1850]
  6. Nathaniel
  7. Joseph [b 1855]
  8. Alfred [b 1857]
  9. Annie Clara [1859-1927]

The family lived at

William died 28th February 1874.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £3,000.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann, his brother North Bates, and William Whitehead of Warley (gentleman) 

Bates, William Robert
[1900-1972] Son of Charles William Bates.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

In 1925, he married Hilda Muriel Bissell.


Hilda Muriel was born in Liscard, Cheshire, the daughter of Arthur William Bissell
 

Bates, Willie
[1881-1917] Son of Joseph Bates.

Born in Queensbury.

He lived at

  • 3 Alma Street, Queensbury [with his 2 youngest siblings 1911]
  • 49 Salisbury Place, Boothtown, Halifax [with his brother Sam Bates 1914]

He was a joiner [1901] / employed by Mr Hay, undertaker of Great Horton / a joiner for brewery [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 7th June 1917 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bates, Willie
[1887-1935] Born in Southowram.

He was landlord of the Woodman, Brighouse [1935].

On 21st July 1921, he married Maud Habergham at All Souls', Haley Hill.


Maud was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Albert Habergham
 

Children:

  1. Douglas [b 1923]

 

The Bates family of Halifax
See Bates family grave, Halifax

The Bates family of Ovenden

Bates surname

George Redmonds writes that the name comes from a shortened version of the name Bartholomew.

Bate del Bothes is recorded at Holdsworth in 1275, Robert Bate is recorded at Hipperholme in 1275, Thomas Battes is recorded in Halifax in 1471 Gilbert Baites is recorded at Sowerby in 1545 and Isaac Bates is recorded at Sowerby in 1642.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Bates, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Bates:


Marriages 1803, 1808, 1858, 1866, 1874, 1879, 1894, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1914, 1922; Deaths 1805, 1900
 




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