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Mr Crossley
Mr Crossley [1???-1???]
Mr Crossley [17??-1???]
Mr Crossley [17??-1???]
Mr Crossley [17??-1???]
Mr Crossley [17??-17??]
Mr Crossley [17??-18??]
Abraham Crossley [17??-1???]
Abraham Crossley [1752-1817]
Abraham Crossley [1788-1857]
Abraham Crossley [1797-1859]
Abraham Crossley [18??-19??]
Abraham Crossley [18??-19??]
Abraham Crossley [18??-19??]
Abraham Crossley [18??-1909]
Abraham Crossley [1818-1878]
Abraham Crossley [1829-1907]
Abram Crossley [18??-19??]
Mrs Ada Crossley [1866-1923]
Albert Crossley [1885-1914]
Alfred Crossley [18??-18??]
Alfred Crossley [18??-1918]
Alfred Crossley [1843-1913]
Alfred Crossley [1854-19??]
Alfred Crossley [1860-19??]
Anne Crossley [1846-1925]
Anthony Crossley [15??-16??]
Anthony Crossley [16??-1707]
Anthony Crossley [1702-1779]
Anthony Crossley [1762-1810]
Arnold Crossley [1851-1883]
Arnold Crossley [1885-1917]
Arthur Crossley [1858-1920]
Arthur Crossley [1890-19??]
Arthur Benjamin Crossley [1846-1900]
Beet Robinson Crossley [1836-1913]
Belinda Joan Crossley [1932-19??]
Benjamin Crossley [1799-1878]
Benjamin Crossley [18??-1???]
Catherine Crossley [1846-1???]
Charles Crossley [18??-18??]
Charles Crossley [18??-19??]
Charles Crossley [1804-1875]
Charles Crossley [1846-1916]
Charles Crossley [1879-1942]
Charles Albert Crossley [1869-19??]
Charles Benjamin Crossley [1846-1918]
Charles Cuthbert Crossley [1874-1???]
Charles Patrick Crossley [1902-1999]
Charles Wheatley Crossley [1870-1952]
Charley Crossley [1879-19??]
Clement Crossley [1848-1882]
Clement Crossley [1914-1943]
Cuthbert Crossley [1883-1960]
Cyril Crossley [1886-19??]
Dan Crossley [1847-1906]
Daniel Jones Crossley [1824-1907]
David Crossley [1???-18??]
David Crossley [16??-1???]
David Crossley [1669-1744]
Deborah Crossley [1824-1890]
Donald B. Crossley [1931-2014]
Doris Crossley [1912-1983]
E. W. Crossley [18??-19??]
Edgar Crossley [1899-1918]
Edward Crossley [18??-1868]
Edward Crossley [18??-19??]
Edward Crossley [1841-1905]
Edward Crossley [1889-19??]
Edward J. Crossley [1???-1???]
Edwin Crossley [1845-1879]
Eli Crossley [1668-172?]
Eli Crossley [1718-1769]
Eli Crossley [1759-1798]
Eli Crossley [1785-1855]
Eli Crossley [18??-18??]
Eli Crossley [1805-1862]
Elizabeth Crossley [16??-16??]
Elizabeth Crossley [1806-1834]
Ely Crossley [17??-1???]
Ely Crossley [1817-1877]
Dr Ely Wilkinson Crossley [1863-1942]
Ernest Crossley [18??-19??]
Ernest Crossley [1878-1960]
F. Crossley [18??-19??]
Sir Francis (Frank) Crossley [1817-1872]
Francis Crossley [1871-19??]
Francis Charles Crossley [1841-1881]
Francis Henry Crossley [1866-19??]
Francis Savile Crossley [1889-1959]
Francis Whitworth Crossley [1835-1902]
Frank Crossley [18??-19??]
Frank Crossley [1849-1???]
Frank Crossley [1875-19??]
Frank Crossley [1882-1918]
Frank Crossley [1919-1940]
Fred Crossley [18??-1???]
Fred Crossley [1862-19??]
Fred Crossley [1897-1918]
Fred Crossley [1908-1941]
Colonel Freddy Crossley [19??-1990]
Frederic Crossley [1829-1865]
Frederic Crossley [1836-1896]
Geoffrey Crossley [1???-19??]
George Crossley [18??-18??]
George Crossley [1821-1895]
George Crossley [1851-1905]
George Crossley [1897-1918]
George Holdsworth Crossley [1835-1877]
Gerald Birks Crossley [1868-1940]
Gilham Crossley [1885-1917]
H. N. Crossley [1???-19??]
Hamer Crossley [1811-1885]
Harry Crossley [18??-191?]
Harry Crossley [18??-1914]
Harry Crossley [1877-1915]
Harry Crossley [1888-1918]
Harry Crossley [1895-1917]
Henry Crossley [1797-1853]
Henry Crossley [18??-18??]
Henry Crossley [1824-1885]
Henry Crossley [1844-1894]
Henry Crossley [1851-1922]
Henry Crossley [1879-19??]
Henry Crossley [1893-1916]
Herbert Crossley [18??-1???]
Herbert Crossley [1848-1891]
Herbert Crossley [1854-1907]
Herbert Crossley [1889-1917]
Horatio Nelson Crossley [1867-1???]
Hugh Crossley [1971-]
Isaac Crossley [18??-1???]
Isaac Crossley [1815-1???]
J. Crossley [18??-19??]
Jack Crossley [1914-1944]
James Crossley [17??-1???]
Rev James Crossley [1731-1782]
James Crossley [1738-1815]
James Crossley [1773-1824]
James Crossley [1795-18??]
James Crossley [1799-1870]
James Crossley [18??-18??]
James Crossley [1800-1883]
James Crossley [18??-19??]
James Crossley [1810-1863]
James Crossley [1811-1872]
James Crossley [1813-1876]
James Crossley [1816-1888]
James Crossley [1824-1???]
James Crossley [1838-1897]
James Crossley [1861-1???]
James Stanley Crossley [1899-1916]
James Walker Crossley [18??-18??]
James Whiteley Crossley [1880-1937]
James William Crossley [18??-18??]
James William Crossley [1828-1???]
James William Crossley [1859-1901]
James William Crossley [1886-1918]
Jeremiah Crossley [1831-1907]
Joe Crossley [1849-1906]
Joe Crossley [19??-1942]
Joe E. Crossley [18??-19??]
Joe Franklin Crossley [1853-19??]
John Crossley [1???-1???]
John Crossley [1???-1???]
John Crossley [1???-16??]
John Crossley [1???-1760]
John Crossley [1???-18??]
John Crossley [15??-16??]
John Crossley [1589-1621]
John Crossley [16??-1685]
John Crossley [16??-17??]
John Crossley [16??-1745]
John Crossley [1688-17??]
John Crossley [17??-1???]
John Crossley [1741-1820]
John Crossley [1766-1840]
John Crossley [1772-1837]
John Crossley [1778-1830]
John Crossley [1778-1850]
John Crossley [1793-1861]
John Crossley [1794-1861]
John Crossley [1794-1864]
John Crossley [18??-1???]
John Crossley [18??-18??]
John Crossley [18??-19??]
John Crossley [18??-1917]
John Crossley [1807-1864]
John Crossley [1812-1879]
John Crossley [1812-1886]
John Crossley [1815-18??]
John Crossley [1816-1???]
John Crossley [1817-1???]
John Crossley [1818-1898]
John Crossley [1820-1871]
John Crossley [1820-1885]
John Crossley [1822-1869]
John Crossley [1837-1875]
John Crossley [1837-1878]
John Crossley [1843-1908]
John Crossley [1857-19??]
John Crossley [1864-1???]
John Crossley [1897-1917]
John Crossley [1897-1919]
John Crossley [1925-1944]
Captain John de Bathe Crossley [1893-1935]
John Edgar Crossley [1857-1932]
John Edward Crossley [1827-1883]
John Edward Crossley [1834-1898]
John F. Crossley [18??-19??]
John Graham Crossley [1895-19??]
John Haigh Crossley [1897-1917]
John Henry Crossley [1898-1914]
John Nicholas (Nick) Piers Crossley [1955-]
John W. Crossley [18??-19??]
John Wilkinson Crossley [1865-19??]
John William Crossley [1852-1906]
John William Crossley [1878-19??]
John Willie Crossley [1896-1918]
Johnson Crossley [1871-1???]
Jonathan Patrick Crossley [1929-2003]
Joseph Crossley [16??-17??]
Joseph Crossley [18??-19??]
Joseph Crossley [1807-1868]
Joseph Crossley [1813-1868]
Joseph Crossley [1841-1878]
Joseph Baron Crossley [1871-19??]
Joseph Harry Crossley [189?-1914]
Joshua Crossley [16??-17??]
Leonard Crossley [1887-1917]
Lewis Crossley [1850-1901]
Lewis Crossley [1868-1???]
Lewis Crossley [1883-1965]
Lewis Crossley [1887-1918]
Louis John Crossley [1842-1891]
Luke Crossley [1???-17??]
Luke Crossley [1755-1798]
Luke Crossley [1806-1865]
Margerison Crossley [1828-1895]
Margerison Crossley [1860-1940]
Margerison Crossley [1873-1908]
Margerison Crossley [1900-1967]
Marian Crossley [1915-1???]
Mark Crossley [18??-19??]
Mark Crossley [1882-1968]
Martha Crossley [1803-1828]
Mary Crossley [1841-1897]
Matthew Crossley [1817-1???]
Max Crossley [1928-2010]
Michael Crossley [16??-16??]
Michael Crossley [1815-18??]
Mildred Crossley [1???-19??]
Percival Child Crossley [1876-19??]
R. Crossley [18??-18??]
Richard Crossley [14??-14??]
Richard Crossley [1821-1???]
Richard Crossley [1877-19??]
Richard Nicholas Crossley [1932-19??]
Robert Crossley [1???-18??]
Robert Crossley [1807-1877]
Robert Crossley [1810-1888]
Robert Wallis Crossley [1857-1???]
Rufus Crossley [19??-19??]
Sam Crossley [1858-1911]
Samuel Crossley [1667-1719]
Samuel Crossley [1788-1840]
Samuel Crossley [1803-1854]
Samuel Crossley [1833-1901]
Samuel Crossley [1854-19??]
Sarah Crossley [1683-1702]
Sir Savile Brinton Crossley [1857-1935]
Savile William Francis Crossley [1928-2012]
Selwyn Crossley [1918-1942]
Simeon Crossley [1???-1679]
Simeon Crossley [15??-1622]
Simeon Crossley [1634-16??]
Sister Phyllis G. Crossley [1???-1935]
Smith Crossley [1829-1893]
T. Will Crossley [18??-19??]
Thomas Crossley [1???-1???]
Thomas Crossley [1???-18??]
Thomas Crossley [17??-18??]
Thomas Crossley [1717-1797]
Thomas Crossley [1743-1827]
Thomas Crossley [1769-1843]
Thomas Crossley [1781-1856]
Thomas Crossley [1797-1871]
Thomas Crossley [1803-1843]
Thomas Crossley [1808-1874]
Thomas Crossley [1811-1870]
Thomas Crossley [1814-1863]
Thomas Crossley [1827-1876]
Thomas Crossley [1837-1903]
Thomas Crossley [1859-19??]
Thomas Critchley Crossley [1803-1874]
Thomas Henry Crossley [1844-1913]
Thomas Irvine Crossley [1892-1921]
Tom W. Crossley [18??-19??]
Ursula Gertrude Wilkinson Crossley [1906-1938]
W. Crossley [18??-19??]
Walter Crossley [18??-1???]
Walter Crossley [1842-1862]
Walter Crossley [1892-1916]
Walter Edwin Crossley [1842-1916]
Wesley Crossley [1847-1915]
Wilkinson Crossley [1783-1???]
Wilkinson Crossley [1826-1869]
William Crossley [1???-18??]
William Crossley [17??-18??]
William Crossley [1701-1777]
William Crossley [1740-17??]
William Crossley [1744-1861]
William Crossley [1771-1853]
William Crossley [1776-1827]
William Crossley [1788-1838]
William Crossley [1796-1859]
William Crossley [1796-1876]
William Crossley [18??-18??]
William Crossley [18??-18??]
William Crossley [1806-18??]
William Crossley [1817-1859]
William Crossley [1845-1911]
William Crossley [1850-19??]
William C. Crossley [1???-194?]
William Henry Crossley [1834-1900]
William J. Crossley [18??-19??]
William Joseph Crossley [1842-1897]
Willie Crossley [18??-19??]
Willie Crossley [1890-19??]
Willie Crossley [1891-1917]


Crossley, Mr
[18??-1???] Of Sowerby.

He married Mary Hallowell.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1866-1941] who married John William Holmes
  2. James
  3. Johnson [b 1871]

Crossley, Mr
[1???-1???] Son of John Crossley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Anthony

Crossley, Mr
[17??-1???] Son of Anthony Crossley.

He married Unknown, of Foster Mill, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Anthony
  2. John

Crossley, Mr
[17??-1???] Coiner. He was imprisoned at Bradford.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. a son

Crossley, Mr
[17??-1???] Coiner of Boothtown.

Son of Mr Crossley of Boothtown. He was imprisoned at Bradford

Crossley, Mr
[17??-17??] Coiner of Halifax. He was imprisoned in Lancaster Gaol in January 1769

Crossley, Mr
[17??-18??] A farmer at Hoyle House, Warley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Crossley, Abraham
[17??-1???] Coiner. He was imprisoned at York Castle

Crossley, Abraham
[1752-1817] Of Gauxholme Stones.

Son of Eli Crossley.

He was a cotton spinner at Gauxholme, a partner with Moses Dawson in the first cotton mill built at Knowlwood Bottom, Walsden, and the first of the family to be a copperas manufacturer

He founded Knowlwood Mill [1786].

He sang in the choir at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

He married Sarah Hirst [1764-1838].

Children:

  1. Eli
  2. Betty
  3. Abraham
  4. John
  5. Sally
  6. Mary
  7. William
  8. Thomas

See Samuel Law

Crossley, Abraham
[1788-1857] Son of Abraham Crossley.

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

He married Ellen Wood.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Thomas

He and son Thomas, were partners in Abraham & Thomas Crossley.

The family lived at Gauxholme Stones Farm, Walsden [1829]

Crossley, Abraham
[1797-1859] Aka Old Tickler.

Son of William Crossley.

Born in Walsden.

He was a mechanic/millwright at Lob Mill.

He married Susan [1799-1869].

He and James Weatherill were killed when John Holden's joiner's shop in Union Street, Todmorden collapsed.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Crossley, Abraham
[18??-19??] Joiner, builder and contractor at Whiteplatts Saw Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Crossley, Abraham
[18??-19??] In 1898, he, Robert Law and Tattersall Wilkinson opened the Blackheath Barrow

Crossley, Abraham
[18??-19??] W he was a licensed horse slaughterer at High Sunderland Farm, Halifax is recorded in January 1914

Crossley, Abraham
[18??-1909] JP, CC.

He was one of the first Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1896-1902] / one of the first pupils when science classes started in Todmorden [1869] / a science teacher [for over 20 years] / the first Secretary of the Todmorden Scientific Association / a Liberal / President of Todmorden Liberal Club [1907-1909] / a member of the West Riding County Council [1904] / Mayor of Todmorden [1905-1908].

On 27th August 1907, he was slightly injured after he slipped and fell 20 ft from the top of a building which was being constructed in Longfield Road, Todmorden.

He died of cancer

Crossley, Abraham
[1818-1878] Son of Eli Crossley.

He and his brother, Hamer, had a business making and printing carpets at Copperas House Mill, Walsden and Birks Mill, Walsden

Crossley, Abraham
[1829-1907] Son of Abraham Crossley.

Born at Gauxholme Stones Farm.

He was popularly known as the grand old man of Primitive Methodism in Todmorden He was associated with Knowlwood Chapel for over 64 years, 40 of which he was School Superintendent. He was greatly involved with the building of the original school and became a lay preacher in the Chapel.

He was a cabinet maker, joiner and builder. His workshop was at Gauxholme on the site of the demolished Albert Boiler Works [1875-1890].

In 1853, he married Betty Butterworth in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah who died in infancy
  2. Ellen who died in infancy

In 1901 at the age of 72, Abraham retired from active life at the chapel. His retirement was commemorated with a special day at the chapel during which Mr James Law presented him with a marble time piece inscribed

presented to Abm. Crossley by the teachers and scholars of Knowlwood Sunday School as a token of esteem for long and faithful service. April 27th 1901

He was also presented with a walking stick and umbrella, and a framed portrait photograph of him was hung on the wall of the Sunday School.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Crossley, Abram
[18??-19??] Horse slaughterer.

Recorded in March 1916.

Abraham Crossley was at 5 Lee Lane, Halifax [1937].

See John Thompson

Crossley, Mrs Ada
[1866-1923] She took over as landlady of the Stafford Arms, Halifax [1923], after the death of her husband, Arthur.

On 19th November 1923, she was killed by a car

Crossley, Albert
[1885-1914] Son of Arthur Crossley of Halifax.

He married C. B..

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [29th November 1914] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Cologne Southern Cemetery [VIII E 21].

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

C. B. married (2) Mr Little.

They lived at 107 Green Lane, West Vale

Crossley, Alfred
[18??-18??] Naturalist.

In 1869, he travelled to Madagascar collected a great many specimens of plants, animals and birds and sent these back to England. It seems that his documentation did not survive, reducing the value of his work

Crossley, Alfred
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 138th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 21st March 1918.

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [10], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Crossley, Alfred
[1843-1913] Of Cornholme.

Cotton manufacturer in partnership with James Crossley at Carrfield Mill, Todmorden [1900], and with John Crossley & Sons

In July 1900, the partnership was dissolved and Alfred went to become landlord of the Royal Oak, Macclesfield.

He died in Southport

Crossley, Alfred
[1854-19??] Born in Ripponden.

He was a cotton twiner [1881, 1891] / living on own means [1901] / landlord of the Black Horse, Stainland [1905, 1911]

In 1879, he married (1) Deborah Ann Dyson [1853-1909] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1882]
  2. Annie Florence [b 1885]
  3. Gertrude Mary [b 1892]

In 1910, he married (2) Alice E. Allmark [1866-19??] from Leeds, in Halifax.

The family lived at

Crossley, Alfred
[1860-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a confectioner [1905] / a wholesale confectioner [1911]

In [Q3] 1887, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dennis [1860-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. Edith [b 1891]

The family lived at 27 Lewis Street, Halifax [1905, 1911]

Crossley, Anne
[1846-1925] Annie.

Daughter of John Crossley.

Born in Halifax [13th January 1846].

Her mother Anne died shortly after giving birth to Anne.

She married Giulio Marchetti.

She died in Halifax [3rd September 1925].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £4,491 16/5d.

Probate was granted to her husband Giulio

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Crossley, Anthony
[15??-16??] A yeoman of Scaitcliffe Hall, Todmorden.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Luke
  3. Samuel
  4. Susan who married a Mr Kershaw
  5. Mary
  6. son
  7. son

Crossley, Anthony
[16??-1707] Son of Mr Crossley and grandson of John Crossley.

He rebuilt part of Scaitcliffe Hall in 1666.

He was the subject of Maintenance Order for the support of an illegitimate child by Elizabeth Lee of Burnley on 3 separate occasions between 1674 and 1679.

He married (1) Ann Eastwood [16??-1697].


Ann was the daughter of Mary Eastwood
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary who married John Fielden

Anthony and Ann appear in the Quarter Sessions records as having been prosecuted and convicted of a criminal offence.

He married (2) Grace Ramsden.


Grace was a widow from Broadhaugh in Spotland
 

He died at Scaitcliffe.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

In his will of 1706, he left 20 kerseys [worth £25], 5 packs of fleece wool [£80], 1 pack of skin wool [£5], meal [£12] and a number of sheep

Crossley, Anthony
[1702-1779] Son of John Crossley. Grandfather of Anthony Crossley.

Born 11th April 1702.

He was a member of the Crossley family of Todmorden at Scaitcliffe Hall.

In 1726, he went to London where he served for 4 years as a private gentleman in the second troop of the Horse Guards.

In 1735, he married Elizabeth Gibson.


Elizabeth was the daughter of James Gibson
 

Children:

  1. unknown

In 1738, he built the north part of Scaitcliffe.

From 1744, he served as an officer in the Lancashire Militia during the Jacobite Rebellion.

He was High Constable of the Salford Hundred [1757].

In 1759, he rebuilt Lower Ashes, Cross Stone for his son.

In 1770, he was one of those who subscribed and rebuilt part of St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Crossley, Anthony
[1762-1810] Son of Mr Crossley. Grandson of Anthony Crossley, and brother of John Crossley.

Born at Foster Mill, Yorkshire, his mother's home [11th April 1762].

He took over the Scaitcliffe Hall estate from his father. Because he had no male heir, he sold Scaitcliffe to his John in 1810.

In 1795, he bought the Todmorden Hall estate.

In the 1790s, he built Ridgefoot Mill, Todmorden

He married Betty Gibson.


Betty was the daughter of Abraham Gibson
 

Children:

  1. Anne [17??-1848] who married James Joseph Hague Taylor

He died 1st June 1810

Crossley, Arnold
[1851-1883] MA.

Son of Joseph Crossley.

Born 21st March 1851.

He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge.

In 1877, he married Charlotte Amelia Montgomery in Westminster.

He died in Scarborough

Crossley, Arnold
[1885-1917] Son of Thomas Crossley.

He was an apprentice cabinet maker [1901] / a cabinet maker [1911] / a tram driver on the Hebden Bridge route.

On 24th June 1916, he married Florence Mary Eperson at St Paul's Church, King Cross, whilst on leave from the Army.


Florence Mary, of 5 Dale Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Henry Eperson, engineer, of Pinxton?, Derbyshire
 

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

He died of wounds [8th June 1917] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XV I 2A].

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

In [Q2] 1920, Florence Mary married Sculcoates.

They lived at 38 East Park Avenue, Holderness Road, Hull

Crossley, Arthur
[1858-1920] Landlord of the Stafford Arms, Halifax [1917].

His wife, Ada, took over at the pub

Crossley, Arthur
[1890-19??] Son of James Crossley.

He was a railway yard foreman [1941].

During World War I, he fought on the Western Front with the Royal Engineers, building railways for the Royal Artillery.

He is mentioned in the Leeds & Manchester Railways Roll of Honour for employees who fought in the Great War and returned

Crossley, Arthur Benjamin
[1846-1900] Son of Charles Crossley.

Born in Halifax [13th March 1846].

He was a master toolmaker (engineer) employing 22 men & 6 boys [1871] / at the West Riding Patent Office [1891] / a partner in Tasker & Crossley [1891]

On 27th September 1871, he married Louisa (Lucy) Armistead in Burnley.


Lucy was the daughter of Henry Armistead, a cotton factory manager
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1874-1941]
  2. Roland Armistead [1878-1882]
  3. Leonard Hargreaves [b 1883]
  4. Florence Winifred [1885-1949]

The family lived at

Crossley, Beet Robinson
[1836-1913] He was a dyer.

He married Eliza Jane [1836-1907].

Children:

  1. Ann who married Walter Crossley
  2. Julia who married Wright Ratcliffe
  3. Mary Ann who married Mr Halliwell
  4. Sarah [1861-1921] who married Herbert Peel
  5. Violet [1864-1870]

Eliza Jane died 25th April 1907 (aged 71).

Beet Robinson died 17th September 1913 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2585]

Crossley, Belinda Joan
[1932-19??] Elder daughter of Charles Patrick Crossley.

In 1952?, she married Timothy Michael (Jumbo) Nicholl from Tanganyika

Crossley, Benjamin
[1799-1878] Of Halifax.

Son of William Crossley.

He married Judith Smith [1801-1879] from Ovenden.

Children:

  1. James William [b 1827]
  2. Smith
  3. Mary Susanna [1831-1836]
  4. Holden [b 1836]
  5. Joseph Brierly [b 1836]
  6. Frederick [1838-1839]

Crossley, Benjamin
[18??-1???] Son of Matthew Crossley.

He married Sarah A. Stanwick.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Edgar [b 1899]

Crossley, Catherine
[1846-1???] Eldest daughter of Joseph Crossley.

She married Titus Salt.

After the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband, she played an active rôle at Saltaire

Crossley, Charles
[18??-18??] Partner in Crossley & Leeming [1850]

Crossley, Charles
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Crossley, Charles
[1804-1875] Son of William Crossley.

Born 29th June 1804.

He was a machine maker and iron founder in Halifax.

On 3rd March 1823, he married Martha Gledhill.


Martha was the daughter of George Gledhill
 

Children:

  1. Francis Albert 18??-1928
  2. Frances [b 1826]
  3. William [b 1826]
  4. Mary [b 1827]
  5. Susanna [b 1830] who married John Samuel Kent
  6. Martha Ann [b 1832] who married Abraham Waller
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1834] who married Edwin Riley
  8. Charles [b 1836]
  9. John Thomas [b 1838] who married Hannah Womersley
  10. Elizabeth Ann [b 1840]
  11. Judith Hannah [b 1840]
  12. Walter Edwin
  13. Henry [b 1844]
  14. Arthur Benjamin

The family lived at Birdcage, Halifax [1871].

Charles died in Halifax [29th June 1875]

Crossley, Charles
[1846-1916] Son of Eli Crossley.

He was a woollen cloth finisher [1871].

After the death of his father [in 1877], he took over as landlord of the Rose & Crown, Elland [1877, 1883].

He married Sarah Ann [1856-1928]

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1881-1882] who died aged 17 months

Charles died 3rd April 1916 (aged 70).

Sarah Ann died 9th December 1928 (aged 72) 

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Crossley, Charles
[1879-1942] Son of Walter Edwin Crossley.

He married Mary Rawsthorn [1881-1953].

Children:

  1. Doris
  2. Marian

Crossley, Charles Albert
[1869-19??] Born in Walsden.

He was a picker maker [1901] / a labourer.

In 1890, he married (1) Minnie Wearne [1867-1894] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1892]
  2. Henry

In 1896, he married (2) Rebecca Hickman [1865-1958] in Bolton.


Rebecca was born in Stafford.

She was a cotton weaver [1901]

 

Children:

  1. John

In 1906, the family emigrated to Canada.

Charles Albert served with the 59th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers.

He enlisted in the Canadian Army (Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force) by altering his date of birth [attested as 15th January 1872]

The family lived at

  • 14 Newall Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 16 Seymour Avenue, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Crossley, Charles Benjamin
[1846-1918] Son of James Crossley.

He was a commission agent [1881] / a drysalter [1891] / a drysalter merchant [1901] / an oil manufacturer [1911].

On 2nd February 1878, he married (1) Emily Gaukroger at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Emily was the daughter of Joseph Gaukroger
 

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [1879-1961] who married Mr Deane

On 3rd June 1897, he married (2) Mary Wells [1869-1957] in Altrincham, Cheshire.


Mary was the daughter of Matthew Wells
 

Children:

  1. Marie Gwendolyne [1902-1970]

The family lived at

  • Stubbin, Warley [1881]
  • 84 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Lower Kebroyd [1901, 1911]

He died at Lower Kebroyd [11th December 1918]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £31,013 14/-. Probate was granted to his widow Mary, daughter Harriet Annie Deane and Oliver Gosling Taylor (accountant) 

Crossley, Charles Cuthbert
[1874-1???]

He was a warehouseman [1899] / a dyer's clerk [1901] / a clerk [1904, 1905, 1910].

On 2nd August 1899, he married Lucy Clark in Bradford.


Lucy was the daughter of
Joseph Clark
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Baxter [bapt 1902]
  2. Lucy [bapt 1904]
  3. Harry Foster [bapt 1905]
  4. George Edward [bapt 1910]

Crossley, Charles Patrick
[1902-1999] Youngest son of Charles Wheatley Crossley and gt-gt-grandson of John Crossley.

Born 17th June 1902.

On 19th April 1928, he married Joan Mary Hibbert Wanklyn in Halifax.


Joan Mary was the elder daughter of Vernon W. Wanklyn
 

Children:

  1. Jonathan Jonathan Patrick [1929-2003] in Ulverston, age 74
  2. Belinda Joan
  3. Hannah M [b 1936]

The family lived at Raven Lodge, Sowerby Bridge.

Around 1930, Jocelyn Horner made a sculpture of Mrs Patrick Crossley.

He died in Kendal [Jun 1999] (aged 97) 

Crossley, Charles Wheatley
[1870-1952] BA, JP.

Son of Louis John Crossley.

He was educated at Clifton and Trinity College Cambridge.

He was a director of John Crossley & Sons Limited.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence.

On 10th April 1894, he married Caroline Marsden-Smedley.

Children:

  1. John Graham
  2. Charles Patrick

The family lived at

See Herbert Morrison

Crossley, Charley
[1879-19??] Son of John Henry Crossley, greengrocer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a driver of Lee Bank, Halifax [1902] / a carter (railway company) [1911].

In 1902, he married Annie Louisa Wild at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Annie Louisa, of 24 Brunswick Square, Haley Hill, was the daughter of
Charles Frederick Wild.

She had an illegitimate daughter Sarah Ann Wild [b 1901]

 

Children:

  1. Jessie [b 1903]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1907]
  3. John Henry [b 1911]

The children were born in Halifax

The family lived at

  • 58 Park Street, Northgate, Halifax [1911]
  • 44 Albert Street North, Haley Hill

Crossley, Clement
[1848-1882] Fourth son of Joseph Crossley.

Like some of his brothers, he contracted TB and moved away from Halifax.

He married Sarah Maude Peto.


Sarah Maude was the daughter of Sir Samuel Morton Peto of Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk
 

The couple travelled widely through Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He made many drawings and watercolour paintings.

Children:

  1. Alwyne Ainsworth [b 1881]
  2. Clement [18??-1933]

He died at Colorado Springs, USA [19th October 1882].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 147]

Crossley, Clement
[1914-1943] Son of Sophia Jane & James Crossley of Halifax.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top / employed by J. & A. Binns Limited.

In [Q4] 1935, he married Lily Greenwood [1913-2008] in Halifax.


Lily was born in Halifax
 

They lived at 8 St Luke's Street, Claremount.

During World War II, he enlisted [September 1939], and served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps, 143rd (9th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers) Regiment.

He died with 3 others, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, when a lorry fell into the River Trent [30th April 1943] (aged 29).

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [H 128].

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

Crossley, Cuthbert
[1883-1960] Local artist who worked in oils and water-colour, and who specialised in landscape and architectural subjects. He was largely self-taught, although he studied at the Halifax School of Art. He drew many water-colours of scenes and buildings in the Halifax district.

He worked as a designer at Crossley's Carpets.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy [1922], the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Paris Salon. He was a member of the Halifax Art Society, and taught at the Halifax School of Art

Crossley, Cyril
[1886-19??] MC.

Youngest son of Louis John Crossley.

He was educated at Marlborough and Balliol College Oxford. He was a Major in the West Yorkshire Artillery.

On 5th April 1916, he married Hélène Le Mottée.


Hélène was the daughter of Colonel H. B. Le Mottée of Hessle, East Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Robert Gordon
  2. Jeanne Le Mottée

Crossley, Dan
[1847-1906] He started out as a weaver and then bought new drapery from Manchester and sold the goods at public auctions.

He was a well respected Auctioneer and known for his fairness.

He was known as the Auctioneer in the district.

He was Partner in Crossley, Crosland & Uttley / an Auctioneer in Hebden Bridge. and shortly before his death, he disposed of his business to Thomas S. Crosland, who eventually moved to Halifax.

In 1875, he married (1) Hannah in Todmorden.


Hannah [née Southwell] was the widow of Richard Walton
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1882-1900]

In 1883, he married (2) Clara Horsfield in Halifax.


Clara was the daughter of William Horsfield
 

Children:

  1. William [1884-1886]
  2. Wilfred [1887-1960]
  3. Ernest [1889-1891]
  4. Clarence [1892-1965]
  5. Dan [1895-1965]
  6. Cyril [1897-1976]
  7. Baden [1900-1972]
  8. Edward [1901-1962]
  9. Frederick [1904-1980]

After his death, Clara continued the business of buying and selling used furniture and the boys were also involved in the trade.

The family lived at Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge [1901]

Crossley, Daniel Jones
[1824-1907] JP.

Son of Henry Crossley of Hebden Bridge.

Around 1863, he set up business as a cotton manufacturer, D. J. Crossley & Sons.

See John Riley

Crossley, David
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was an ironmonger in Halifax

Crossley, David
[16??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. (possibly) David

Crossley, David
[1669-1744] Or Crosley. Of Heptonstall.

Son of David Crossley.

He was a stonemason in Walsden. He met John Bunyan and became an itinerant evangelist. He was a cousin of William Mitchell with whom he established a number of meeting houses in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

In 1691, he preached at Spitalfields, London.

In 1692, he became a Particular Baptist. In 1692, he and William became the first Baptist ministers at Rossendale.

It is said that he was

a very portly, heavy man with a strong voice, that was heard by thousands at once when preaching on the hillsides of Yorkshire and Lancashire

Crossley, Deborah
[1824-1890] Daughter of Eli Crossley.

Born at Ramsden Wood.

She had an illegitimate child by a Thomas Bottomley called Sally Crossley [1844-1858] at the Butchers' Arms, Walsden.

She married John Kershaw.

After the death of her father [1862], she and her husband took over the Butchers' Arms, Walsden.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Crossley, Donald B.
[1931-2014] Hebden Bridge artist.

He grew up in Mytholmroyd, and was a childhood friend of Ted Hughes.

His painting 70 glorious years became the logo for the Alice Longstaff Collection.

He married Hilary.

Children:

  1. Ruth

Crossley, Doris
[1912-1983] Daughter of Charles Crossley.

She married (1) Angus McDonald Robertson [1909-1???].

She married (2) Franciszek (Franck) O Buch [1915-1???]

Crossley, E. W.
[18??-19??] JP, FSA.

He lived at Broad Carr, Holywell Green.

He married Kate [1864-1954]

Crossley, Edgar
[1899-1918] Born in Walsden.

He was a member of the choir at Inchfield Bottom United Methodist Church / a weaver at Sladen Wood Mill.

He lived at 9 Calf Hey Terrace, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action after being in France for only a few weeks [22nd March 1918].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial [31-34], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Trinity United Methodist Free Church, Walsden

Crossley, Edward
[18??-1868] Partner in Dugdale & Crossley.

He died after falling down the stairs at the Woodmill Inn, Todmorden

Crossley, Edward
[18??-19??] Of D. J. Crossley & Sons.

He lived at Royd House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Crossley, Edward
[1841-1905] JP.

Eldest son of Joseph Crossley. He was an enthusiastic astronomer. He was a philanthropist and completed the Arden Road Almshouses which had been started by his father.

He was Mayor of Halifax [1874-1876] and [1884-1885]

See Joseph Gledhill, Walter Greaves and Moor End Congregational Church

Crossley, Edward
[1889-19??] Son of James William Crossley.

Born in Norland.

He was a farm labourer [1901] / a fender fitter [1911].

In [Q1] 1910, he married Annice Hardy [1889-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

The family lived at Thorny Bank, Norland [1911]

Crossley, Edward J.
[1???-1???] Of Hebden Bridge.

He married Ada M.

Children:

  1. Phyllis

Crossley, Edwin
[1845-1879] Son of John Crossley.

In 1869, he married Mary Hodgson Hobson [1844-1929] in Teesdale

Crossley, Eli
[1668-172?] Son of Simeon Crossley.

Yeoman of Stops, Warley.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Joseph
  3. Mary who married Nathaniel Moor from Norland
  4. John

Crossley, Eli
[1718-1769] He was a master clogger at Toadcarr, Todmorden.

He married Elizabeth Wood.

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. Sarah [1747-1836] who married Samuel Law
  3. Deborah
  4. Abraham
  5. Jane
  6. Edmund
  7. Eli
  8. Grace

Crossley, Eli
[1759-1798] Son of Eli Crossley.

He was a farmer at Gauxholme.

He married Susan Stevenson [1766-1849].


Susan was the daughter of Lawrence Stevenson
 

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. Eli
  3. Abraham
  4. Grace
  5. John
  6. Mary
  7. Betty
  8. Sarah
  9. Edmund (Ned

It is said that

A man called Eastwood had followed Eli from the pub where they had been drinking. There was an argument over the price of a cow and Eastwood pushed Eli off Copperas House Bridge into the canal. Ely struggled to reach the side but Eastwood pushed him back in again and he drowned

His body was found the next day.

This was the first time that Smithyholme Pool had been filled with water,

Susan was left with 7 children and another one on the way

Crossley, Eli
[1785-1855] Eldest son of Abraham Crossley.

He married Ann Hamer [1778-1856],

Children:

  1. Hamer
  2. Abraham

Crossley, Eli
[18??-18??] Master at St George's National School, Sowerby Bridge [1846].

He married Mary.

Mary taught sewing at the school

Crossley, Eli
[1805-1862] Son of James Crossley.

He was a butcher / a grocer / a beer seller.

In 1823, he married Sally Newell.

Children:

  1. Deborah who married John Kershaw
  2. James
  3. Samuel
  4. Sally
  5. Jimmy
  6. Betty
  7. Mary
  8. Nancy
  9. Hannah
  10. John
In 1830, he opened the Butcher's Arms Beerhouse for the first time. He was landlord in 1862 when he died.

After his death, his daughter Deborah and her husband John Kershaw took over at the Butcher's Arms

Crossley, Elizabeth
[16??-16??] In 1646, she and others in Heptonstall were charged with causing the death of a child by witchcraft.

The trial heard that, in September, Crossley called at the house of Henry Cockcroft, a clothier of Heptonstall, begging. She was unhappy with what he gave her, Two nights later, Cockcroft's 2-year-old son William began to have fits, and eventually died

Crossley, Elizabeth
[1806-1834] Daughter of John Crossley.

She married James Garnett.

She, her parents and other members of the family, were buried at Square Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel became derelict, the gravestones were taken to a yard at Dean Clough. They disappeared in 1982, and in 2010 they were found by Council workers in undergrowth in Exley Cemetery. It is proposed to return the gravestones to the Square Chapel. Photographs of the gravestones can be seen on a separate page 

Crossley, Ely
[17??-1???] Coiner

Crossley, Ely
[1817-1877] Or Eli.

Born in Soyland.

He was landlord of the Rose & Crown, Elland [1860, 1861, 1871, 1874].

In 1860, he was one of a number of publicans charged with the adulteration of their beer by using grains of paradise in brewing. He was fined £50.

On 15th April 1838, he married Jane Drake [1817-1863] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary H [b 1842]
  2. Eliza [b 1843]
  3. Charles
  4. Harriet [1848-1876]
  5. David [b 1850]
  6. John [b 1853]
  7. Walter [b 1856]

Jane died 8th April 1863 (aged 46).

Ely died 23rd March 1877 (aged 60).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £200.

Administration was granted to his son Charles.

After his death, son Charles took over at Rose & Crown [until 1883].

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Crossley, Dr Ely Wilkinson
[1863-1942] MRCS, LRCP, FSA, JP.

Son of Wilkinson Crossley.

Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895].

He was Honorary Secretary of the Yorkshire Archæological Society [1906-1943].

He published Halifax Wills #1, Halifax Wills #2 and The Monumental & Other Inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church

On 16th January 1890, he married Kate Waterhouse [1864-1954] at St Stephen's Church, Lindley.


Kate was the second daughter of Edward John Wood Waterhouse of Holly Bank, Lindley
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy Katharine Wilkinson [1895-1933]
  2. Ursula Gertrude Wilkinson

The family lived at Dean House, Mill Bank [1891, 1901].

See Greenwood Carter

Crossley, Ernest
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1901, when he was a confectionery hawker and agent for stationery supplies at 91 Halifax Road, Brighouse

Crossley, Ernest
[1878-1960] He was Manager at Edwards & Rawson Limited / a travelling salesman for Oates & Green [from 1930].

In October 1904, he married Mary Lord [1877-1957].


Mary's parents came from County Kildare
 

Children:

  1. Elsie M [1910-1985] who married (1) [Q1/1944] Dennis Driscoll & (2) Mr Renshaw-Dibb
  2. twins Jack [1915-2001] who married Madge Tattersall
  3. Arnold [1915-2001]

The family lived at

  • Canal House, Canal Mills, Sowerby Bridge
  • Pye Nest Road [1930]

Crossley, F.
[18??-19??] A bottle produced by W. Akroyd – ginger beer brewer at Akroyd's Aerated Water Works, Halifax – suggests that Akroyd over the business of Crossley

Crossley, Sir Francis (Frank)
[1817-1872] Son of John Crossley.

Carpet manufacturer and philanthropist who together with his father, and his brothers, founded the firm of John Crossley & Sons

See Sir Francis Crossley's Loan Fund, Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company, Halifax Courier, Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway and Range Bank Day School, Halifax

Crossley, Francis
[1871-19??] Son of Margerison Crossley.

Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Station Hotel, Elland [1901].

In 1900, he married Sarah Ellen Russell [1867-19??] from Coley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1896]
  2. Margerison

Crossley, Francis Charles
[1841-1881] Son of Robert Crossley.

In 1866, he married Fanny.


Fanny was the daughter of William Miall of Harwich
 

They had no children

Crossley, Francis Henry
[1866-19??] Born in Armley, Leeds.

He was a confectioner [1905] / a wholesale confectioner [1911]

In [Q3] 1893, he married Ann Pearson [1873-19??] in North Bierley.


Ann came from Pudsey,
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Emily [b 1895] who was a worsted stuff weaver [1911]
  3. Arthur Pearson [b 1898]
  4. Florence [b 1900]
  5. Edith Annie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 163 Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1905]
  • 720 Wakefield Road, Bradford [1911]

Crossley, Francis Savile
[1889-1959] MC, JP, DL.

Aka Frank. Elder son of Sir Savile Brinton Crossley. Second Baron Somerleyton.

During World War I, he served with the 9th Lancers. He became Major. He was wounded at Ypres and captured by the Germans. He was repatriated in 1918. Later, he was with the 108th Suffolk & Norfolk Field Battery of the Royal Artillery.

On 1st July 1924, he married Bridget Margaret Hoare.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1926] who married [on 7th July 1950] Captain William Birkbeck, Coldstream Guards of Norfolk
  2. Savile William Francis
  3. Richard Nicholas

He was Director of Crossley's Carpets. He supported the Conservative Party. He stood unsuccessfully as the Unionist candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1928].

On his death, the title of Third Baron passed to his son, Savile William Francis Crossley.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £277,920

Crossley, Francis Whitworth
[1835-1902] A drysalter at Sowerby Bridge.

Son of James Crossley.

He married Louisa Ann [1837-1902].

Children: several

Crossley, Frank
[18??-19??] Partner in John Crossley & Sons [1905]

Crossley, Frank
[1849-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was a waggoner (stone) [1871] / a carter [1881, 1891] / a carter on farm [1901]

He married Sarah [1849-1900], born in Queensbury.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1869-1903] who was a silk picker [1891] and married [1895] Charles Henry Gledhill
  2. George William [b 1870] who was a carter [1891]
  3. Lauretta [b 1872] who was a silk picker [1891] and married [1905] Charles Henry Gledhill
  4. Joseph [b 1876] who was an iron screw maker [1891], a butcher's driver [1901]
  5. Louisa [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a mill hand worsted mill [1901]
  6. Lily [1881] who died in infancy
  7. Frank [b 1883] who was slotting at screw works [1901]

The family lived at

  • 13 Barker Lane, Northowram [1871]
  • 14 Ploughcroft, Northowram [1881]
  • 14 Luther Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 6 Upper Range, Halifax [1901]

Living with them in 1901 was visitor Ethel Swift [aged 8]

Crossley, Frank
[1875-19??] Son of James Richard Crossley, cotton spinner

Born in Halifax

He was a joiner of 34 Baines Street, Halifax [1896] / a journeyman [1911] / stationed in England with Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [during World War I].

In [Q4] 1896, he married Lavinia Hindle [1873-1943] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Lavinia, of 24 Sutcliffe Street, Pellon, was born in Tunbridge, Kent, daughter of Ethelred Hindle, joiner
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1898] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  2. James Stanley
  3. Donald Edmund [b 1906]
  4. Frank [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • Moorhouse Farm, Halifax [1901]
  • 14 Doncaster Street, Salterhebble [1911, 1912]
  • 18 Bankhouse Terrace, Halifax [1916]

Crossley, Frank
[1882-1918] Son of Betty & William Crossley of 228 Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

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

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [32-34], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Crossley, Frank
[1919-1940] Son of Elizabeth & Harold Crossley of Lindwell, Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 38 Battery with 14 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 19th May 1940 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Kaster Churchyard [6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Crossley, Fred
[18??-1???] Son of George Crossley.

In 1883, he married Emily Tiffany in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Nellie
  2. Eric who married Margaret Sparling
  3. Ronnie

Crossley, Fred
[1862-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a mechanic [1891] / an iron borer in engineering works [1901] / a mechanic borer [1911].

In 1883, he married Lucy Broadbent [1862-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1884] who was a tinsmith's apprentice [1901], a general labourer [1911]
  2. Sarah E [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Herbert [b 1887] who was an iron planer apprentice [1901], an iron turner [1911]
  4. Edith [b 1889] who was a winder spinner (half time) [1901], a winder worsted [1911]
  5. Wilfred [b 1890]
  6. Walter
  7. Mary [b 1896] who was a spinner worsted [1911]
  8. Alice [b 1898]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 1 Clough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 2 Derby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 24 Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 10 Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge [1916]

During World War I, sons Wilfred & Walter served with the York & Lancaster Regiment. Walter was killed in the conflict

Crossley, Fred
[1897-1918] Son of Mrs Ann Broadbent of Lower Fold, Norland.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

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

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [26th April 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A]

Crossley, Fred
[1908-1941] Son of Edith & Edwin Crossley.

He married Dorothy.

They lived at Stubbings, Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Engineers.

He died 9th March 1941 (aged 33).

He was buried at St John's Church, Cragg Vale

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Crossley, Colonel Freddy
[19??-1990] He was a founding member of the Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. He served in World War II, and was held in a Japanese POW camp.

He married Elizabeth Roscoe


Elizabeth was the daughter of George Thomas Roscoe
 

Crossley, Frederic
[1829-1865] Son of James Crossley.

In 1858, he married Marianne Whitehead from Rawtenstall at Haslingden.

Children: several

Crossley, Frederic
[1836-1896] Son of Luke Crossley.

He was a dyer [1865] / a dyer employing 39 people [1871] / a retired dyer [1881].

On 2nd October 1872, he married Margaretta Isabella Alderson [1851-1939] from Grinton, in Rotherham.

Children:

  1. Ethel Marsden [1873-1965]
  2. Frederick Ernest [b 1876]
  3. Alice Isabel [1880-1961]
  4. Arthur Louis [1882-1899]
  5. Gladys Wilkinson [1888-1972]

The family lived at Oak Villa, Elland [1897].

He died 4th December 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,878 1/7d. Probate was granted to his widow and William James Waugh (barrister-at-law) 

Crossley, Geoffrey
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, George
[18??-18??] Card and comb manufacturer at Scotty Croft, Rastrick [1874]

Crossley, George
[1821-1895] Son of Thomas Crossley.

He married Mary Hannah Eccles [1820-1895].

Children:

  1. Frank
  2. Fred
  3. daughter
  4. Harry who married Eleanor Oldfield
  5. James William [1844-1902] who married Martha Ann [1845-1913]
  6. George Albert [1860-1928] who married Hannah Jane [1860-1927]

Crossley, George
[1851-1905] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1871].

On 19th December 1871, he married Betty Moore [1849-1927] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Clayton in 1849 and died in St Luke's Hospital on the 6/6/1927
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 1872]
  2. Henry [b 1873]
  3. Mary Ellen [b 1874]
  4. Arthur [b 1875]
  5. Annie [b 1878]
  6. Albert [b 1880]
  7. Edgar [b 1881]
  8. Fred [b 1885]

The family lived at 5 Bank Top, Southowram [1881]

George died in Southowram [2nd January 1905].

Betty died in St Luke's Hospital [6th June 1927].

Betty & George were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [A 5]

Crossley, George
[1897-1918] Son of Miriam & Thomas Crossley of 27 Gladstone Buildings, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby & Choir / educated at New Road School, Sowerby Bridge & Halifax Secondary School / employed by Edwin Wilson of George Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1915], and served as a Sergeant with the 20th Company Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 24th July 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Pieta Military Cemetery [A XIX 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby

Crossley, George Holdsworth
[1835-1877] Second son of Robert Crossley.

In 1857, he married Mary Alice Wallis.


Mary Alice was the daughter of John Wallis
 

Children:

  1. Robert Wallis

The family lived at Oakwood, near Knaresborough [1877].

He died in Halifax [29th June 1877].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £8,000. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Alice, his son Robert Wallis and James Nicholl of Halifax (accountant) 

Crossley, Gerald Birks
[1868-1940] Son of Louis John Crossley.

He was one of the family governors of The Crossley and Porter Orphan Home and School [1905]

Crossley, Gilham
[1885-1917] Son of Hannah & James Crossley.

He married Annie.

They lived at 5 Piggott Street, Lane Head, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1917 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [6 & 8]

Crossley, H. N.
[1???-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Crossley, Hamer
[1811-1885] Son of Eli Crossley.

He and his brother, Abraham, had a business making and printing carpets at Copperas House Mill, Walsden and Birks Mill, Walsden

Crossley, Harry
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Canadians.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, Harry
[18??-1914] During World War I, he served as a First Class Torpedo man aboard the HMS Good Hope.

He died 1st November 1914 when his ship sank with all hands off the coast of Chile at the Battle of Coronel.

Crossley, Harry
[1877-1915] Son of Isaac Crossley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brick-maker of East Street [1897] / a photo enlarger & picture framer [1911].

In 1897, he married Ada Batty at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Ada, of John Street, was the daughter of John Batty
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1905]

The family lived at 27 Cross Hills, Halifax [1911, 1915].

He served with the Army during the Boer War.

During World War I, he enlisted on 7th August 1914 and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack at Ypres Salient [19th December 1915] (aged 39).

He was buried at the Talana Farm Cemetery [III H 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Pellon Lane Particular Baptist Church

Crossley, Harry
[1888-1918] Son of Betty & William Crossley of 228 Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 3rd June 1918 (aged 30).

He was buried at the Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys [III M 1].

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

Crossley, Harry
[1895-1917] Son of Amos Crossley of 10 Mitchell Street, Fairfield, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died 25th November 1917 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7]

Crossley, Henry
[1797-1853] Of Hebden Bridge.

Son of John Crossley.

He married (1) Betty Jones.

Children:

  1. Daniel
  2. Mary [d 23rd March 1828] aged 5 weeks

He married (2) Mary Gibson.


Mary was the daughter of Abraham (2) Gibson
 

He and his brothers lived at Crossley Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery

Crossley, Henry
[18??-18??] Manufacturing chemist at Rastrick [1874]

Crossley, Henry
[1824-1885] Born in Ripponden.

He was a labourer at chemical works [1851] / landlord of the Prospect, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1871, 1881, 1885]

On 10th August 1845, he married Mary Makrell [1823-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Feargus [1846-1912] who was a piece raiser [1861]
  2. Joe
  3. Amanda [1852-1937] who was a spinner in a worsted mill [1861], a worsted twister [1871] and married Frederick Riley
  4. Mary Ann [1852-1874]
  5. William [1858-1920]
  6. Jim Henry [1863-1909]

The family lived at Rose Hill, Sowerby Bridge [1851].

Prospect Inn. Inn Keeper [1861]

He died at the Halifax Infirmary [17th January 1885], Probate records show that he left effects valued at £94 7/6d

Crossley, Henry
[1844-1894] Aka Harry.

Son of Joseph Crossley.

He was listed as a Landed Proprietor [1881].

In 1874, he married Lucy Gregge Hopwood at Oldham.

Children:

  1. Gilbert St Andrew [b 1874]
  2. Mabel [b 1876] who married Sir Augustus F. W. E. Webster

The family lived at Aldborough Hall, Burton-on-Ure, Masham [1881].

In 1872, he was one of the executors of the will of his uncle Sir Francis (Frank) Crossley

Crossley, Henry
[1851-1922] He married Emma Law.


Emma was the daughter of
William Law
 

Children:

  1. Mark

Crossley, Henry
[1879-19??] Son of William Crossley, woolcomber.

Born at Style, Triangle.

He was a labourer of Brick Houses, Sowerby [1908] / a general labourer (L+Y Railway Company) [1911].

In 1908, he married Clara Ingham at Halifax Parish Church.


Clara, of Rosemary Hall, Sowerby, was the daughter of
Isaac Ingham
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1909]
  2. Alice [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 7 Town Gate, Sowerby [1911]
  • 5 Railway Terrace, Luddendenfoot [1917]

Crossley, Henry
[1893-1916] Son of Charles Albert Crossley.

Born in Walsden [16th July 1893].

The family went to live in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles.

He died 15th September 1916 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial

Crossley, Herbert
[18??-1???] He was Senior Warden of the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge [1888]

Crossley, Herbert
[1848-1891] Son of John Crossley.

He married Annie Hill [1848-1938].

Children:

  1. Mary [1873-1966] who married John Miller [1868-1920]
  2. Annie Maude [1874-1949] who married Herbert Ingham Thorpe [1868-1956]
  3. Kate [1876-1954]
  4. Louisa Hill [b 1878] who married Philip P. Cove [1879-1960]
  5. Ada [b 1880]
  6. John [1885-1958] who married Jessie Solven

Crossley, Herbert
[1854-1907] Son of Joseph Crossley.

In 1879, he married (1) Katherine Frances Pease [1859-1???] from Ferriby, at Beverley.

Children:

  1. Mary Frances [b 1880]

He married (2) Laura Willett

Crossley, Herbert
[1889-1917] Son of Mary Ann & John Crossley of 11 Moorlands Place, Savile Park, Halifax

He was a member of Square Sunday School / chief accountant to the Halifax Equitable Bank Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Cycle Corps [November 1915], then served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [4 & 5], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

Crossley, Horatio Nelson
[1867-1???] Son of Wilkinson Crossley.

On 8th September 1888, she married Léontine Marie Prieur.

Children:

  1. Sarah Marjorie [b 1892] who married H. Jones
  2. Léontine Miriam [b 1893]
  3. John Dyson [b 1895]
  4. Hilda Mary [b 1899]

Crossley, Hugh
[1971-] Son of Savile William Francis Crossley.

Presumptive Fourth Baron Somerleyton

Crossley, Isaac
[18??-1???] He was a wire drawer [1897].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Sophia Wilson [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harry

Crossley, Isaac
[1815-1???] A dyer.

Son of Thomas Crossley.

He emigrated to America and is recorded at Mississippi Mills there

Crossley, J.
[18??-19??] Butter factor at Halifax.

In February 1893, he was declared bankrupt

Crossley, Jack
[1914-1944] Son of Edith Alice & James William Crossley.

He married Dorothy.

They lived at Hebden Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 5th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 21st May 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at the Cassino War Cemetery [VII H 16]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, James
[17??-1???] Or Crosley. A woollen manufacturer. He lived at Lower Hollins, Warley.

His widow died 1808.

He was one of the original trustees and a subscriber of Warley Grammar School

Crossley, Rev James
[1731-1782] Born at Lower Saltonstall Hall, Warley.

He was self-educated. He was a Baptist convert of Rev George Whitefield after hearing him speak at Heptonstall. He would regularly walk to Haworth to hear Rev William Grimshaw preach.

For 2 years, he held services in a large room at Upper Saltonstall before Booth Church was built.

He was the first minister at Booth Church and remained there for 20 years. He was ordained in 1763

After theological disagreements with John Wesley, he fell out with Methodism and Booth Church remained outside the Methodist circuit, and was independent until it became a member of the Congregational Union of England Wales in 1872.

See Dr John Fawcett and James Oldfield

Crossley, James
[1738-1815] He married Sarah Holt [1738-1822].

Children:

  1. James

Crossley, James
[1773-1824] Son of James Crossley.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a weaver / a farmer.

In 1797, he married Sally Law.


Sally was the daughter of Samuel Law
 

Children:

  1. John [1798-1814]
  2. Samuel [1811-1814]
  3. James [1801-1814]
  4. Eli
  5. Sally
  6. Betty
  7. Samuel
  8. Robert
  9. Deborah [1814-1815]
  10. Mary
  11. Jimmy

He settled at Bottomley in Walsden.

In February 1814, 3 young children died within a couple of weeks whilst at Bottomley. They lost a total of 5 of their children.

About 1819, they moved to North Ramsden Farm, Walsden for the rest of his life.

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

Crossley, James
[1795-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was innkeeper at the Royal Oak Inn, Halifax [1861, 1864] / a hay, straw & coal dealer [1861].

Around 1838, he married Mary [1801-1???].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was a printer compositor [1861] and (possibly) married Elizabeth [b 1838]
  2. William [b 1841] who was a cabinet maker [1861]

Crossley, James
[1799-1870] A dyer and later a cotton-spinner at Sowerby Bridge.

Son of John Crossley.

He married Sarah [1801-1890].

Children:

  1. John Edward
  2. Frederic
  3. Sarah Jane [18??-1895]
  4. Francis Whitworth
  5. Maria Anne [1838-1867]
  6. Charles Benjamin
  7. Emma who married Edward Taylor
  8. Ellen
  9. Sophia who married in Cape Town
  10. Louise Lydia [1840-1841]
He lived at Lower Field Lane, Breckstyle, and then at Longfield House, Sowerby where he ran a small drysalting business.

By the time of his death in 1870, he owned the Centre Mills, Sowerby Bridge where he ran a drysalting business with some of his sons.

James and Sarah were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby along with some of their children: James [18th February 1870]

Crossley, James
[18??-18??] Son of Thomas Crossley.

In 1844, he married Dorothy Favel in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jane Ann [b 1845]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1847]
  3. Sarah who married 1887 John Robertshaw
  4. Francis Henry [b 1857] who married [1889] Edith Alice Thomas

Crossley, James
[1800-1883] Born at The Mount, Haley Hill.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School, Heath Grammar School [1818], and at Manchester.

He never married.

He moved to Manchester.

He was a solicitor [1823-1860]. He was a famous book-collector in Manchester. He was a regular contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals. He edited several antiquarian works. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

The Chetham Society was founded at his home. He was President of the Chetham Society [1848] when the Shuttleworth Accounts were published

Crossley, James
[18??-19??] Cotton manufacturer at Carrfield Mill, Todmorden [1905]. He was in partnership with Alfred Crossley.

The partnership was dissolved in 1900

Crossley, James
[1810-1863] Son of William Crossley.

He married Ann [1810-1859].

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1834]
  2. Mary [1835-1836]
  3. Lydia [b 1844] who died in her first year

Crossley, James
[1811-1872] A dyer at Paisley.

Son of Thomas Crossley.

He married Elizabeth Baldwin [1816-1885].

Children: several

Crossley, James
[1813-1876] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a beer seller at the Oddfellows' Arms, Sowerby Bridge [1851-1876].

On 5th February 1837, he married Hannah Helm [1812-1876] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Grace [1838-1918]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1840-1903] who married William Henry Fox
  3. Emma [1841-1918]

Hannah died [Q1] 1876.

James died 29th October 1876.

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

After his death, his daughter Elizabeth Ann took over at the Oddfellows' Arms.

When she married William Henry Fox [1877] the couple ran the pub until 1908

Crossley, James
[1816-1888] Born in Elland.

He was

a carrier [1861] / a green grocer [1881].

He married Martha Crossley [1818-1888].

Children:

  1. Mary [1841-1897] who married Thomas Readyhough

The family lived at 2 Southgate, Elland [1861].

In 1881, Martha & James were living with daughter Mary and her husband Thomas Readyhough at the Fleece, Elland

Crossley, James
[1824-1???] Son of John Crossley, butcher.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a butcher [1854, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891].

In 1854, he married Mary Baron Fielden at St James & St John, Hebden Bridge.


Mary was the daughter of
Samuel Baron Fielden
 

Children:

  1. William Baron [b 1855] who was a butcher [1871]
  2. Ann Baron [1858-1862]
  3. John Baron [b 1861] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1881], a solicitor [1891]
  4. Samuel Baron [b 1865] who was a butcher [1891]
  5. Fielden Baron [b 1867]
  6. Joseph Baron

The family lived at

  • 6 Higher Crescent, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]
  • Hall Ing, Todmorden & Walsden, Lancashire [1881]
  • 6 Crescent, Todmorden, Todmorden & Walsden [1891]

Crossley, James
[1838-1897] Son of John Crossley.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a bookseller with a bookstall in Halifax Market [18??] / a bookseller in Union Street, Halifax [1881, 1891] / sub-postmaster at Union Street, Halifax [1891]

In 1864, he married (1) Grace Helliwell [1833-1884] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hephzibah
  2. Ada
  3. Hannah

In 1885, he married (2) Emma Dyson [1843-1922] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Temple Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 19 Union Street, Halifax [1881, 1891]
  • Hyde Park Road, Halifax [1897]

Crossley, James
[1861-1???] Son of Mr Crossley.

In [Q3] 1889, he married Olive Barrett in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Minnie [b 1891]

Crossley, James Stanley
[1899-1916] Son of Frank Crossley.

Born at Moorhouse Cottages, Halifax [24th Mar 1899].

He was employed by J. Crabtree & Sons at Salterhebble.

He was with the West Riding Military Band – playing the clarionette – at the age of 11. He enlisted on 20th June 1913 – aged 14 – and served as a Private, during World War I, he was at Marske when War broke out, and he served with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His father was stationed in England with the same regiment.

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 17), killed by a sniper, after he had gone out to help a sergeant.

He was buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No.2 [X C 14].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Crossley, James Walker
[18??-18??] Overseer of the Poor for Ripponden.

He replaced Mr Shaw [1857]

Crossley, James Whiteley
[1880-1937] Born in Halifax.

He was a police constable [1911].

On 7th September 1904, he married Florence Bowers [1885-1942] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Marjorie [b 1905]
  2. Harry [b 1907]
  3. Arthur [b 1910]
  4. John

The family lived at 6 Spring Edge, Savile Park, Halifax [1911]

Crossley, James William
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

In September 1856, he, George Collier and John Crossley of Halifax took out a patent for

improvements in finishing and stretching woven fabrics

In October 1856, he and Smith Bottomley, a Bradford designer, took out a patent for

improvements in the manufacture of pile or nap fabrics

Crossley, James William
[1828-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a master dyer employing 30 men [1851].

In 1849, he married Sarah Ann Brook [1831-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1850]

The family lived at Spring Gardens, Brighouse [1851]

Crossley, James William
[1859-1901] Son of John Crossley, labourer.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a joiner [1883, 1891].

In [Q1] 1883, he married Mary Ann Lumb [1862-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Sowerby. Her father was not recorded on the marriage record
 

Children:

  1. Harriett Hannah [b 1883] who was feeble-minded from childhood
  2. Edward
  3. Florence May [b 1892]
  4. William [b 1895]
  5. Alfred [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 9 Canal Road, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Brick Field, Norland [1901]

He died [Q1] 1901 (aged 41) 

Crossley, James William
[1886-1918] Born in Hebden Bridge [5th July 1886].

In 1911, he married Sarah Elizabeth Naylor in Todmorden.

They lived at

  • Stock Villas, Heptonstall
  • 52 Main Street, Heptonstall

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

He was accidentally drowned [4th December 1918] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [27]

Crossley, Jeremiah
[1831-1907] Of Halifax.

In 1855, he moved to Todmorden and set up business as a boot and shoe dealer in Cheapside, then in York Street.

He was active in local religious, sporting and philanthropic life. He attended Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden and was a supporter of Todmorden Cricket Club.

He was involved in discussions with the railway company for the sale of the old Castle Grove United Free Methodist Church, Todmorden, and for the acquisition of a site for the new church.

In 1854, he married (1) Margaret Ann Smith [18??-187?] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1855]
  2. Clara [b 1860]
  3. Rose [b 1863] – who became a shop assistant
  4. Walter [b 1866]

In 1888, he married (2) Harriet Milne in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Cheapside, Walsden [1861]
  • 17 York Street, Langfield [1871, 1891]
  • 15 York Street, Langfield [1901]

His second wife and daughter Rose survived him


Question: Can anyone confirm that he was the same Jeremiah as the partner in Crossley & Whiteley in Halifax in 1881?

 

Crossley, Joe
[1849-1906] Son of Henry Crossley.

Born in Skircoat.

He was a spinner in a worsted mill [1861] / beerseller at the West Bottom Tavern, Norland [1881] / landlord of the Sportsman, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1906]

In 1870, he married Eliza Summerscales [1870-1916] at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Amanda Jane [1870-1935]
  2. Mary Ann [1873-1897]
  3. Lucy [1876-1951]
  4. Harry [b 1880] who was a district council clerk [1906]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,772 8/7d. Probate was granted to his children: Amanda Jane, Lucy and Harry.

After his death, the licence at the Sportsman was transferred to Eliza

Crossley, Joe
[19??-1942] Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Crossley of Lane Head, Brighouse.

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

He died 8th February 1942.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 73]

Crossley, Joe E.
[18??-19??] Manufacturer at Marshall Hall Mills, Elland [1905]

Crossley, Joe Franklin
[1853-19??] Born in Huddersfield.

He was licensed victualler at the Manor House, Southowram [1891].

Around 1877, he married (1) Ann [1856-1???].


Ann was born in Almondbury
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1877]
  2. Percy Victor [b 1888]

In [Q2] 1905, he married (2)  either Elizabeth Cunliffe or Victoria Waterhouse in Halifax

Crossley, John
[1???-1???] Of Inchfield Fold. Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1751]

Crossley, John
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1767]

Crossley, John
[1???-16??] Of Small Lees. He was Constable of Sowerby [1665]

Crossley, John
[1???-1760] Woolstapler of Skircoat.

Son of Eli Crossley.

On 27th January 1750, he married Martha Riley, a widow from Skircoat.

Children:

  1. John [bapt 1750]
  2. Anne [bapt 1752]
  3. Luke

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Crossley, John
[1???-18??] Son of Mr Crossley.

He was a clog maker of Blackwood Hall.

He had an illegitimate son Sutcliffe Ormerod by Ann, daughter of Robert Ormerod

Crossley, John
[15??-16??] Eldest son of Anthony Crossley of Scaitcliffe Hall.

In 1615, he married Dorothy Lord.


Dorothy was the daughter of Richard Lord of Godpleye in Honorsfield
 

Children:

  1. son

He fought on the Royalist side at the Battle of Marston Moor. He had to pay decimation.

His sword was in the Scaitcliffe armoury and museum

Crossley, John
[1589-1621] He lived at Small Lees, Soyland

Crossley, John
[16??-1685] Brother of Michael Crossley. He was Constable of Sowerby.

He married Martha.

They rebuilt Small Lees, Soyland

Crossley, John
[16??-17??] Of Kershaw House.

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. (possibly) John

In 1722, he married (2) Catharine, the widowed mother of Christopher Rawson

Crossley, John
[16??-1745] Of Scaitcliffe.

Son of Anthony Crossley.

He was High Constable of Salford Hundred [1724].

He married (1) Sarah Sutcliffe.


Sarah was the daughter of William Sutcliffe
 

In 1700, he married (2) Mary Halstead [1680-1743] from Burnley Bridge End.

Children:

  1. Anthony

Crossley, John
[1688-17??] Of Blackwood House, Skircoat.

(Possibly) son of John Crossley.

He moved to Southowram. He was an early member of the Crossley family of Halifax.

On 13th March 1709, he married Hannah Longbotham at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [1709] who died in infancy
  2. Mary [b 1710] who died between 1713 and 1719
  3. twins John [b 1711]
  4. Abraham [b 1711]
  5. Hannah [b 1713]
  6. twins Thomas [b 1717]
  7. Eli [b 1717]
  8. Mary [b 1718]

Crossley, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Westfield

Crossley, John
[1741-1820] A weaver of Warley.

Son of Thomas Crossley.

He worked for Richard Webster.

On 1st December 1763, he married Bethiah Webster at Halifax Parish Church.


Bethiah was the daughter Richard Webster
 

On their marriage record, the couple signed themselves


Bethiah Webster and John Crosley
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy [1763-1815] who married Michael Gaukroger
  2. Elizabeth / Betty [1768-1838] who married John Whitaker
  3. Thomas
  4. James [b 1770]
  5. John
  6. Mary [1774-1827]
  7. Hannah [1780-1849]
  8. Isaac [b 1782]

Bethiah died 1st January 1788 (aged 45).

John died 17th February 1820.

Members of the family were buried at Warley Congregational Church [E 19]

Crossley, John
[1766-1840] Son of William Crossley. Of the Crossley family of Hebden Bridge.

Born at Grain Farm, Pecket Well [25th June 1766].

He established cotton spinners and merchants, John Crossley & Sons at Crossley Mill, Hebden Bridge.

On 21st May 1786, he married Ann Knowles [1765-1832] at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Thomas [b 1790] who married Betty Cockcroft
  5. Betty [b 1792] who married Henry Cockcroft
  6. Hannah [b 1798] who married John Wheelhouse
  7. Jimmy [1800-1838] who was buried at Birchcliffe
  8. Richard [1802-1804] who was buried at Heptonstall
  9. Sally [1804-1849] who married John Cousin
  10. Grace [1806-1808] who was buried at Heptonstall
  11. Robert
  12. Joseph [1811-1815] who was buried at Heptonstall with his great grandparents William and Grace

His sons lived at Crossley Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

John died at Fallingroyd, Hebden Bridge [27th March 1840].

John & Ann were buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Crossley, John
[1772-1837] Son of John Crossley of Warley.

In 1788, he became an apprentice carpet-weaver with his uncle John Webster.

He later became a journeyman carpet weaver, then manager of Job Lee's carpet works in Lower George Yard.

He was the founder of the carpet manufacturing business at Dean Clough – which was to become John Crossley & Sons after his death – and he was subsequently joined by his sons.

See The Courtship of John Crossley & Martha Turner and James Wild

Crossley, John
[1778-1830] Son of Mr Crossley. Brother of Anthony Crossley Born at Scaitcliffe Hall.

Because his brother Anthony had no male heir, he sold Scaitcliffe to John.

On 20th May 1800, he married Sarah Lockwood.


Sarah was the daughter of John Lockwood
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Matilda who married Christopher Edward Dampier

He was

  • A Lieutenant in the Lancashire Provincial Cavalry [1797-1802]
  • An Ensign with the West Halifax Volunteers commanded by Colonel Moore [1807]
  • Captain in the Oldham Regiment of Local Militia [1809]
  • Treasurer of the Rochdale Canal Company [1815]
  • A Magistrate [1819]
  • Deputy Lieutenant for Lancaster [1827]
  • A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries [1827]

Crossley, John
[1778-1850] A master dyer at Halifax.

Son of Luke Crossley. He lived in Old Lane, Northowram, in Ovenden, and at Longfield House, Sowerby.

He married Elizabeth Priestley [1777-1857].

Children:

  1. James
  2. Hannah [1799-1885] who married Richard Bates Simpson
  3. Luke [1801-1802]
  4. Thomas
  5. Joseph [1806-1807]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1809] who married Francis Taylor
  7. Jane [1811-1844]
  8. William Henry [1814-1844]
  9. John
  10. Richard
  11. Anne who married [1849] Rev Joseph Garrett, a Methodist minister of Holmfirth

Most of the children became dyers or drysalters and were buried at South Parade Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Crossley, John
[1793-1861] Butcher of King Street, Hebden Bridge.

He married Grace Mitchell.

Children:

  1. William

Crossley, John
[1794-1861] Son of John Crossley.

He married Mary Cockcroft.

He and his brothers lived at Crossley Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Crossley, John
[1794-1864] Worsted weaver of New Road Bottom, Hebden Bridge.

In 1819, he married Hannah Varley [1803-18??] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Edmison [b 1819]
  2. Mary [b 1820]
  3. Pamela [b 1827]
  4. Sarah [b 1830]
  5. James
  6. John

Crossley, John
[18??-1???] Carpet merchant at 31 Square Road, Halifax [1881].

His advertisements described him as

Late with John Crossley & Sons Limited


Question: Can anyone tell me anything?

 

Crossley, John
[18??-18??] Established John Crossley & Company.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. Rose [b 1859] who married George McWilliams Henry

The family lived at Hopwood Hall [1874, 1882]

Crossley, John
[18??-19??] Partner in John Crossley & Sons [1905]

Crossley, John
[18??-1917] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He died 22nd December 1917.

He was buried at the Poelcapelle British Cemetery [XLVIII D 19].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, John
[1807-1864] MA, JP.

Son of John Crossley.

Born 20th March 1807.

He was educated at Christ's College Cambridge.

He was a Magistrate. He was a barrister-at-law and a JP for the County of Lancaster and for the West Riding of Yorkshire.

He lived at Scaitcliffe Hall, Todmorden and inherited Ewood House, Todmorden through his mother. He owned other properties, including Stannery End and Thymeley Bent.

On 27th September 1834, he married Mary Ramsbotham.


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Ramsbotham
 

They had no children.

He died 4th June 1864.

He left his estate to his nephew Croslegh Dampier-Crossley, the son of his only sister Matilda, on condition that he took the name of Crossley and the Crossley coat of arms.

When the Todmorden Turnpike was built, he was one of a number of local people – including the landlord of the Golden Lion – who raised money for the Manchester-Halifax coach service

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Crossley, John
[1812-1879] JP.

Son of John Crossley.

He was senior partner in John Crossley & Sons [from 1837] and Chairman [1864-1877].

See Halifax, Bradford & Keighley Insurance Company, Halifax Courier, Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway, Halifax Omnibus & Cab Company Limited, Lightcliffe United Reformed Church, Model Lodging House, Halifax, Range Bank Day School, Halifax, Rishworth Independent Church and West Yorkshire Railway Company

Crossley, John
[1812-1886] He married Grace [1817-1898].

Children:

  1. Rosa who married George Henry McWilliams
  2. Mary Ann [1838-1914]
  3. Emma Jane [1842-1855]
  4. Edwin

Crossley, John
[1815-18??] Born in Sheffield.

He was a beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 28 Gaol Lane, Halifax [1851]


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

 

Around 1839, he married Mary [1815-18??].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Charlotte [b 1839] who was a brace maker [1851]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1848]
  3. John William [b 1851]

Crossley, John
[1816-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a master tailor and draper employing 2 men at 10 Woolshops, Halifax [1851].

In 1848, he married Emma Foster [1816-1???] in Halifax.

The family lived at Woolshops, over the shop [1851].

Living with the family in 1851 were Emma's mother, Sarah [1785-18??], niece Sarah, and nephew John

Crossley, John
[1817-1???] Son of Thomas Crossley.

He was a dyer employing 50 men (possibly) in a partnership [1851] / a dyer employing 200 men [1861] / a dyer employing 120 men [1871] / a master dyer employing 60 men & boys [1881].

He married Mary Priestley [1816-1895].

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Sarah Ellen [1839-1912]
  3. Joseph
  4. Lavinia [1843-1915] who married John Smith
  5. George [1845-1902]
  6. Herbert
  7. Lewis
  8. Agnes [1852-1923] who married Tom Harrison Farrar
  9. Cuthbert [1854-1858]
  10. John Edgar

The family lived at

See Richard Mitchell

Crossley, John
[1818-1898] Son of John Crossley.

He was a merchant, (possibly) in the dry goods business.

On 4th July 1846, he married Ann Irving in Boston, Massachusetts.


Ann was the daughter of Thomas Irving
 

They emigrated to Toronto, Canada.

In the Toronto city directory [1846/7], Richard Bates Simpson is listed as being with

J. Crossley & Company

which is possibly the business established by this John Crossley.

Children:

  1. James [1847-19??] who married a daughter of Dr Macey of West Town, Somerset
  2. Mary Elizabeth [b 1848]
  3. Jane [b 1849]
  4. Irving [b 1853]
  5. William [b 1855]
  6. John [b 1857]
All the children were born in Ontario.

John was a significant member of The Plymouth Brethren in Hamilton, Ontario.

John and Ann died in Hamilton, Ontario

Crossley, John
[1820-1871] Landlord of the Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Crossley, John
[1820-1885] Of Brighouse.

He married Jane [1822-1871].

Children:

  1. unknown

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Crossley, John
[1822-1869] Of Halifax.

He married Sarah [1822-1894].

Children:

  1. Ann [1851-1900]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1704]

Crossley, John
[1837-1875] Son of Thomas Crossley.

On 22nd August 1861, he married Mary Collier at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of George Collier
 

Children:

  1. Stanhope [1865-1914]
  2. Mary [b 1867]
  3. Edith [b 1869]

Crossley, John
[1837-1878] Son of Thomas Critchley Crossley.

He was a carpet merchant.

In 1859, he married Martha Senior.

Children:

  1. Fred [1866-1867]
  2. Sarah [b 1867]
  3. James [b 1872]
  4. Margerison
  5. Walter
  6. Arthur
  7. Thomas who married [1900] Florence Mary Walker
  8. John

The family lived at 3 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]

Crossley, John
[1843-1908] Son of John Crossley.

He was a cotton spinner / a cotton mill manager in Elland

On 18th February 1865, he married (1) Jane Taylor [1844-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Fred [1866-1930]
  2. Sarah Ellen [1871-1934] who married [1896] Thomas Crowther in Halifax

In 1883, he married (2) Sarah Ann Hadfield [1845-1920] in Halifax

Crossley, John
[1857-19??] He was a waiter at the Albert, Hebden Bridge [1891] / hotel manager at the Albert, Hebden Bridge [1894] / landlord of the Albert, Hebden Bridge [1917] / (possibly) landlord of the White Swan, Hebden Bridge [1917]

See Isabella Pickles

Crossley, John
[1864-1???] Son of William Crossley.

He was a stationer [1907].

On 5th January 1890, he married Hannah Maria Murgatroyd.


Hannah Maria was the daughter of
Enoch Murgatroyd
 

Crossley, John
[1897-1917] Son of Charles Albert Crossley.

Born in Walsden.

The family went to live in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 21st Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 3rd November 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery [IX D 3].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, John
[1897-1919] Son of Ada & John Crossley of Halifax.

He lived at 40 St James's Road, Halifax.

He was engaged to Miss Effie Ingle.

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

He died of bronchial pneumonia at 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux [7th March 1919] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille [XV B 1].

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

Crossley, John
[1925-1944] Son of James Whiteley Crossley.

Born in Halifax.

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

He died 26th June 1944 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery [VIII G 13]

Crossley, Captain John de Bathe
[1893-1935] Younger son of Sir Savile Brinton Crossley. During World War I, he served with the 108th (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry) RA Field Brigade.

On 10th September 1918, he married (1) Dorothy Frances Cayley from Brompton Hall, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Anthony Everard Savile [b 1920]
  2. Charles John [b 1921]

On 27th November 1930, he married (2) Mrs Sybelle Winifred Louisa Pixley Drummond.

Children:

  1. a daughter

He died at Somerleyton Hall after a long illness

Crossley, John Edgar
[1857-1932] Son of John Crossley.

Born in 15th May 1857.

He was a commercial clerk in a carpet works [1881]

He married Charlotte Hopkinson [1858-1940].

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1883] who married Ernest Winslade
  2. Elsie [b 1884] who married Horace Bertram Nash [18??-1958]
  3. Cuthbert [1886-1961] who married Sarah Ellen Kippak
  4. Roland [1886-1943] who married Muriel Bullivant [b 1895]
  5. Sidney [b 1887]

John Edgar died 18th April 1932.

Charlotte died 16th April 1940.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 570]

Crossley, John Edward
[1827-1883] Son of James Crossley.

He appears to have got into financial difficulties. His father's will left him an annuity of £40 which was to be withdrawn and given to his wife

if he goes astray

He was in debt to his father whilst his surviving brothers were in business with their father. He seems to have pulled himself together although moving away from the family.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [12th January 1883] with his parents

Crossley, John Edward
[1834-1898] Son of Luke Crossley.

He was a worsted spinner at Elland [1865] / a worsted spinner employing 190 people [1871].

He never married.

He died 1st December 1898.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £38,050 1/1d [Resworn £39,793 15/3d]. Probate was granted to his brother Thomas Henry

Crossley, John F.
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Crossley, John Graham
[1895-19??] Son of Charles W. Crossley.

He was Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

In 1918, he married Sybil Frances Baldwin


Sybil Frances was the daughter of John Herbert Lacy Baldwin
 

Crossley, John Haigh
[1897-1917] Son of Elizabeth & Haigh Crossley. Born in Luddenden.

The family moved to Huddersfield.

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield, and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [20th September 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [19-23 & 162]

Crossley, John Henry
[1898-1914] Son of J. H. Crossley of 5 Mount Pleasant, Southowram

Born in Halifax.

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

He died 11th November 1914.

He was buried at the Aldershot Military Cemetery [AF 1751]

Crossley, John Nicholas (Nick) Piers
[1955-] Son of Jonathan Patrick Crossley, and gt-gt-gt-gt-grandson of John Crossley.

Born 10th February 1955.

In the 1970s, he worked as a laboratory assistant at Glaxo SmithKline. His work exposed him to asbestos dust which led to his being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

He was a director of Avena Carpets Limited.

When Avena went into liquidation, Nick bought the business and set up John Crossley Carpets Limited at the Avena site to continue production of Wilton and Brussels carpets

Crossley, John W.
[18??-19??] Tool maker at Ridge Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Crossley, John Wilkinson
[1865-19??] Son of Wilkinson Crossley.

Ripponden attorney.

He lived at Brian Royd Hall, Greetland. Recorded in 1916

Crossley, John William
[1852-1906] Landlord of the Black Lion, Halifax [1894]

Crossley, John William
[1878-19??] MM.

Son of Sarah & William Crossley, wire drawer.

Born in Woolwich, Kent.

He was a mason [1901, 1905] / a coal merchant in Siddal [1911].

In [Q1] 1905, he married Blanche Bradley Langley [1884-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Blanche, of 7 South Bank Street, was born in Halifax, daughter of Henry Bradley Langley, publican
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1906]
  2. Walter [b 1907]
  3. Maud [b 1909]
  4. John [b 1911]

The family lived at 127 Oxford Lane, Siddal, Halifax [1911, 1916].

He enlisted with the West Riding Regiment – the Old Volunteers – at Halifax [February 1901].

He was posted to South Africa [March 1901].

He was awarded the South Africa Medal.

He was discharged [June 1902].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion West Riding Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal [1916]

Crossley, John Willie
[1896-1918] Son of Willie Crossley

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1038th M. T. Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in Egypt [25th October 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Beirut War Cemetery [9].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, Johnson
[1871-1???] Son of Mr Crossley

Crossley, Jonathan Patrick
[1929-2003] Son of Charles Patrick Crossley and gt-gt-gt-grandson of John Crossley.

Born 4th June 1929.

He was Director of John Crossley & Sons Limited [1958-1981] / Chairman of John Crossley & Sons Limited [1976-1981] / Lieutenant in the Royal Navy

On 12th August 1950, he married Audrey Rosaline Sawrey-Cookson.


Audrey Rosaline was the daughter of Mr Justice Sawrey-Cookson of HM Colonial Service
 

Children:

  1. Nick

He died in Ulverston [October 2003] (aged 74) 

Crossley, Joseph
[16??-17??] Son of Eli Crossley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha who married James Pool

Crossley, Joseph
[18??-19??] Confectioner recorded at 40 St James's Road, Halifax [1905]

Crossley, Joseph
[1807-1868] Son of William Crossley.

He married Elizabeth [1807-1857].

Children:

  1. John [1832-1836]

Crossley, Joseph
[1813-1868] Son of John Crossley.

His particular skills lay in dyeing, and he was effectively managing director of the family's mill. His attention to the family business enabled his brothers – John and Frank – to devote much of their time to charity and good works. His son, Edward, followed him into the family business.

He founded the Arden Road Almshouses which were completed by his son, Edward.

He never involved himself with public affairs.

On 12th June 1839, he married (1) Hannah Smith.


Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Smith
 

Children:

  1. Frances Mary / Fanny [1840-1847]
  2. Edward
  3. Walter
  4. Henry
  5. Catherine
  6. Isabella / Isabel [1847-1932] who married [1872] Frederick William Fison [1847-1???]
  7. Clement
  8. Edith Augusta [1850-1852]
  9. Arnold
  10. Margaret [1853-1928] who married (1) Charles John Cunningham and (2) Arthur V. Lister
  11. Herbert

Hannah died in 1863.

On 31st August 1865, he married (2) Elizabeth at Park Chapel, Hornsey, London.

Children:

  1. Ethel Frances [b 1864] who married [23rd January 1890] Herbert Morley Fletcher
  2. Mary Winifred [b 1868] who married Athelstan Price

The family lived at

He died at Broomfield House [14th September 1868], following a fall from a carriage while on holiday in the Lake District. He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 147]

See Samuel Laycock and Range Bank Day School, Halifax

Crossley, Joseph
[1841-1878] Aka Joe.

Son of John Crossley.

He married Harriet Baxter [1840-1898].

Children:

  1. Edith who married Harry Byrnet
  2. Emma
  3. Ethel
  4. Charlie
  5. John Edward
  6. Mary Hannah who married George Stocker

Crossley, Joseph Baron
[1871-19??] Son of James Crossley.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a solicitor's clerk [1891] / a clerk [1895, 1901] / publican at the Craven Heifer, Hawksclough, Mytholmroyd [1900, 1901, 1905] / unemployed, late publican [1911]

In 1895, he married Clara Gibson at Heptonstall Church.


Clara was the daughter of Stansfield Gibson
 

Children:

  1. Will Baron [b 1898] who was a buttoner ready-made clothing factory [1911]

The family lived at 40 King Street, Hebden Bridge [1911].

Living with them at the Craven Heifer in 1901 were visitors father-in-law Stansfield Gibson and his wife Maria Ann

Crossley, Joseph Harry
[189?-1914] Son of J. H. Crossley of 5 Mount Pleasant, Southowram.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School.

He lived at 17 Ripon Street, Halifax.

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

He died 11th November 1914.

He was buried at the Aldershot Military Cemetery [AF 1751].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Crossley, Joshua
[16??-17??] Son of Eli Crossley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Crossley, Leonard
[1887-1917] Son of Henry Crossley of Brighouse.

He married Maud.

They lived at 4 Chiswick Terrace, Burley Lodge Road, Leeds.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He died 2nd December 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [5 & 6]

Crossley, Lewis
[1850-1901] (Possibly) a cousin of the family of John Crossley.

He was a dry salter's traveller / a Royal Arch Mason.

He was involved in the financing of The Crossley lifeboat

He married Charlotte Leadbeatter.

Children:

  1. Ellen (Nelly) who married Charles Mitchell
  2. John Leadbeatter who married Annie Lobley
  3. Joe
  4. Charlotte who married George Crook
  5. Frank
  6. Robert
  7. Edith May
  8. Herbert
  9. Lewis
  10. Harry [1879-1951] who married Constance Helena Brooke [18??-1949]

Crossley, Lewis
[1868-1???] Born in Bradford.

He was a joiner [1891, 1901] / a journeyman joiner [1911].

In 1889, he married Jane Shaw [1865-1???] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Florence Emily [b 1895] who was a chenile weaver [1911]
  3. Beatrice Victoria [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Hainsworth Court, Halifax [1891]
  • 8 Stannary Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Swaine's Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 7 Westbourne Terrace, Salterhebble [1917]

Crossley, Lewis
[1883-1965] Son of Lewis Crossley.

He married Helen (Nellie) Elizabeth Wood [1890-1980]

Crossley, Lewis
[1887-1918]

He married Unknown.

They lived at 16 West Parade, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing [25th April 1918].

He died of catarrh & weakness as a POW [17th October 1918] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Niederzwehren Cemetery [IV F 12].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax

Crossley, Louis John
[1842-1891] Son of John Crossley.

He was a director of Crossley's Carpets. He was a keen scientist

Crossley, Luke
[1???-17??] Of Scaitcliffe Hall, Todmorden.

He married a daughter of Radcliffe Scholfield

Crossley, Luke
[1755-1798] A dyer at Wheatley.

Son of John Crossley.

On 19th May 1776, he married Susan Wilkinson [1756-1838].

Children:

  1. Wilkinson
  2. Hannah [1785-1786]
  3. Isaac [1786-1797]
  4. Luke [1791-1796]
  5. Mary [1793-1844]
  6. William
  7. Martha [1797-1798]
  8. James [1776-1793]
  9. John
  10. Michael [1780-1798]
  11. Thomas

He was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Crossley, Luke
[1806-1865] Son of Thomas Crossley.

He was a dyer [1841] / a dyer master employing 19 men [1851] / a woollen dyer employing 15 men & 12 women [1861].

He had business at Albert Mill, Elland

On 9th September 1824, he married Sarah Wilkinson at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Elland, the daughter of Ely Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. Wilkinson
  2. Ely [1829-1829]
  3. Hannah [1831-1910] who married Edward John Wood Waterhouse from Lindley
  4. John Edward
  5. Frederic
  6. Mary [1839-1893] who married Rev Robert Gill Irving
  7. Ely [1841-1873]
  8. Thomas Henry

The family lived at

Luke died in Elland [2nd January 1865].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £7,000.

His will was proved by his sons Wilkinson, John Edward and Frederic.

Sarah died 28th August 1881 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Crossley, Margerison
[1828-1895] Son of Thomas Critchley Crossley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool warehouseman [1865] / landlord of the Clarence Hotel, Halifax [1887, 1891, 1894].

On 1st July 1865, he married Mary Crossley [1835-1???] from Halifax, in Halifax Register Office.

Children:

  1. Hephzibah [b 1866]
  2. Annie [b 1867]
  3. Leah [b 1870] who married [1896] Fred Thorp in Halifax
  4. Francis
  5. Margerison

He died at the Clarence [6th May 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,173 0/8d.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Crossley, Margerison
[1860-1940] Son of John Crossley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet salesman [1881] / a carpet planner [1914].

On 15th February 1880, he married (1) Sarah Ellen Greenwood [1860-1???] at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax.


Sarah Ellen was the daughter of the late Joseph Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1880]

On 14th March 1914, he married (2) Sarah Louise Cooke [1871-19??] in Chorlton, Manchester.

The family lived at 126 Green Lane, Halifax [1880].

In 1911, he was living at the Halifax Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street.

He died in Manchester

Crossley, Margerison
[1873-1908] Son of Margerison Crossley.

He succeeded his father as landlord of the Clarence Hotel, Halifax [1901, 1905].

In 1901, he married his cousin, Margaret Ann Balmforth [1877-1971] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Irene [1902-1987]
  2. John Balmforth [1904-1922]

The family lived at Pear Street, Halifax [where he died 24th December 1908].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £502 4/2d

Crossley, Margerison
[1900-1967] Son of Francis Crossley.

In 1911, he was living at the Halifax Union Workhouse, Gibbet Street

Crossley, Marian
[1915-1???] Daughter of Charles Crossley.

She married (1) William Cole.

She married (2) Jack Clayton.

She married (3) Jack Holt

Crossley, Mark
[18??-19??] He was manager of Lower Mill, Wainstalls / a Councillor / Chairman of Halifax Corporation Waterworks Committee.

He designed the new mill which Calvert's built after demolishing Upper Mill, Wainstalls [1907]

Crossley, Mark
[1882-1968] Son of Henry Crossley.

Born in Walsden.

During World War I, he wrote several papers for the Labour Party regarding food production, food control, food vigilance.

He was Secretary of the Sowerby Division of the Labour Party / a Political Secretary of the Sowerby Bridge Labour Club [1917]. He had personal political ambitions which came to nothing.

In 1930, he married Elsie J. Cameron – an incomer from London – in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Betty

The family lived at Bottoms in Walsden (Rochdale Road).

After his marriage, the family moved to Blackpool and remained for the rest of his life

Crossley, Martha
[1803-1828] Eldest child of John Crossley.

She married Rice Lewis from Ireland.

She was buried at Nenagh

Crossley, Mary
[1841-1897] Daughter of James Crossley.

Born in Elland.

On 5th November 1866, she married Thomas Readyhough at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary already had a son Joe [1861-1933] who appears as Joe Readyhough (green grocer) [1881 census], and on Mary's probate record as Joe Crossley (fish merchant) 
 

They had 3 sons:

  1. Jimmy [1868-1925] who was a farmer [1881], beerhouse keeper [1897]
  2. Herbert [1869-1906]
  3. Tom

Thomas died in 1884.

Mary took over at the Fleece, Elland [1881];

In 1889, Mary married William Etherington Mary again took over at the Fleece, Elland [1894-1897];

Mary died at the Golden Fleece, Blackley [1897], where her son Jimmy Readyhough was (possibly) landlord Probate records show that she left effects valued at £150.

Probate was granted to sons: Joe Crossley (fish merchant)  and Jimmy Readyhough (beerhouse keeper) 

Crossley, Matthew
[1817-1???] Son of William Crossley.

He married Sarah Ann Fleming.

Children:

  1. Benjamin
  2. May who married Mr Wood
  3. Judith who married Arthur Howard
  4. Martha who married Charles Nicholson
  5. Sarah
  6. Emma who married Mr Tidswell
  7. Joseph William

Crossley, Max
[1928-2010] Born in Rastrick.

He was educated at Longroyd School, Rastrick and Askham Brian College, York where he studied agriculture.

He worked for the Milk Marketing Board.

He became a Halifax greengrocer. He sold fresh fruit and produce on the local markets. In 1956, he opened a shop in King Street, Brighouse. In 1966, he bought his first stall in Halifax Borough Market. In 1976, he moved to his well-known position under the clock in the Market. He subsequently owned his own working farm.

In 1950, he married Dorothy.

Children:

  1. Philip [b 1951]

He retired in 1998 to concentrate on his beef herd.

His son, Philip, carried on the family business and subsequently acquired several other premises within the Market

Crossley, Michael
[16??-16??] Brother of John Crossley

Crossley, Michael
[1815-18??] A drysalter at Halifax.

Son of Thomas Crossley

Crossley, Mildred
[1???-19??] She lived at Langdale House, Elland. She ran a dancing school for children. She was a pianist and also organised concert parties and entertainment at Sunny Bunce's which starred many of her pupils. She was described as one of the finest female producers in Britain.

She married Norman Teal, a professional xylophonist. They had a daughter, Maureen.

See Roy Castle

Crossley, Percival Child
[1876-19??] Son of Louis John Crossley.

He was educated at Clifton College Bristol [Jan 1890-Dec 1893]

During World War I, he was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps.

On 11th December 1901, he married Annie Winifred Marsden-Smedley. They went to live near Southampton

Crossley, R.
[18??-18??] Attorney at Halifax. He qualified in June 1838

Crossley, Richard
[14??-14??] On 5th November 1458, a gang of 3 captured Crossley and demanded a ransom of £2. The leader of the gang, Laurence Utlay, was executed

Crossley, Richard
[1821-1???] Son of John Crossley.

He was a dyer at Northowram / a woollen dyer employing 200 men [1861].

In 1853, he married Mary Grimshaw [18??-1867] born in Lancashire, in Burnley.

Children:

  1. John Arthur [b 1857]

The family lived at 21 Milton Place, Halifax [1861]

Crossley, Richard
[1877-19??] He was a mason's labourer [1901].

In 1896, he married Jane Elizabeth Haley in Halifax.


Jane Elizabeth was the daughter of
Sarah Ellen Haley.

Jane was a worsted drawer [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1898]

The family lived at 35 Whitegate Terrace, Southowram [1901].

Living with them in 1901 were Jane's brother Thomas W Haley [b  1886] (general labourer) and half-brother Arthur

Crossley, Richard Nicholas
[1932-19??] Younger son of Francis Savile Crossley. He served with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers.

On 30th April 1958, he married Alexandra Anne Maitland Welch from Sussex

Crossley, Robert
[1???-18??] A Halifax wool merchant and worsted spinner.

On 6th August 1839, as they returned from Doncaster wool market, he and Thomas Cockcroft were attacked by a gang of highwaymen at Lower Brear

Crossley, Robert
[1807-1877] Son of John Crossley.

He married Hannah Crabtree.

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Crossley, Robert
[1810-1888] Second son of John Crossley.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1852-1864] / an Alderman [until he resigned in 1864].

He was a worsted spinner and dyer and had a mill in Lilly Lane [1840].

He went into partnership with woollen manufacturers George Stansfield of Idle and William Thomas of Windhill, Bradford.

He built Albion Mill, Halifax.

In 1831, he married (1) Sarah Holdsworth.


Sarah was the daughter of George Holdsworth
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1832-1835]
  2. William Henry
  3. George Holdsworth
  4. John [1836-1838]
  5. Robert [1838-1839]
  6. Sarah Jane [1840-1942]
  7. Francis Charles
  8. Samuel [1842-1844]
  9. Martha [b 1845]
  10. Lois [b 1847]

Sarah died in 1870.

On 7th February 1872, he married (2) Emma


Emma was the daughter of John Ramsden, and widow of Mark Walsh
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

He died 20th September 1888.

Robert, his wife Sarah and other members of the family, were buried at Square Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel became derelict, the gravestones were taken to a yard at Dean Clough. They disappeared in 1982, and in 2010 they were found by Council workers in undergrowth in Exley Cemetery. It is proposed to return the gravestones to the Square Chapel. Photographs of the gravestones can be seen on a separate page 

Crossley, Robert Wallis
[1857-1???] Only son of George Holdsworth Crossley

He was a law student [1877]

Crossley, Rufus
[19??-19??] Of Hebden Bridge. He was sailing with one of the British cruisers which sank the German pocket battleship Graf Spee in December 1939

Crossley, Sam
[1858-1911] Son of Samuel Crossley.

He was a cotton warehouseman.

He took over the Masons' Arms, Gauxholme when his father died [1901].

He married Lydia.

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Frank

He died at the Masons' Arms

Crossley, Samuel
[1667-1719] Of Grain.

Son of David Crossley.

Of the Crossley family of Hebden Bridge.

He married Mary Wadsworth.

Children:

  1. William

Crossley, Samuel
[1788-1840] Popularly known as Sam Penn'orth.

He was a husbandman of Travis Mill [1815] / a labourer of Square [1821] / a corn miller at Inchfield Mill, Walsden [1825] / a beerhouse keeper at the Dusty Miller, Walsden [1830, 1837] / landlord of the Black Bull, Gauxholme [1833, 1840, 1851, 1861].

In 1810 he married Sally Fielden [1792-1868] at St Mary's, Todmorden.


Sally was daughter of Abraham Fielden of north Hollingworth, and niece of James Fielden. When her mother died, Abraham came to live with Sally and Samuel at the Dusty Miller
 

Children:

  1. Mary [bapt 1815]
  2. John [bapt 1818] who was a labourer at canal warehouse [1851], a brewer [1861]
  3. Margaret [bapt 1821]
  4. Sarah [bapt 1825]
  5. Samuel [1833] who was a cabinet maker [1851]
  6. Abraham [bapt 1837] who was a tailor [1861]

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

When Samuel left the Dusty Miller, Walsden, it was taken over by his wife' cousin Abraham Fielden.

After his death, Sally took over at the Black Bull, Gauxholme [1851, 1861].

Living with the widowed Sally in 1841 was William Schofield [aged 60] (labourer).

Living with Sally in 1851 were grandchildren Fielden Crossley [aged 7] and Thomas Crossley [aged 4].

Living with Sally in 1861 were grandchildren Ann Crossley [aged 26] (servant), Fielden Crossley [aged 18] (weaver cotton) and Thomas Crossley [aged 15] (weaver cotton) 

Crossley, Samuel
[1803-1854] Wool dealer at Lob Mill, Todmorden [1854].

He died at Nottingham

Crossley, Samuel
[1833-1901] Son of Samuel Crossley.

Born at Square in Walsden.

He was a joiner and cabinet maker / landlord of the Masons' Arms, Gauxholme, Walsden [by 1881].

He married Sarah Scholfield.

Children:

  1. Scholfield
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Sam
  4. Helliwell
  5. Mary Ellen
  6. Ann
  7. Frank
  8. Elizabeth

He died at the Masons' Arms.

After his death, his son Sam took over at the Masons' Arms

Crossley, Samuel
[1854-19??] Son of woolsorter William Crossley.

Born in Midgley.

He was a cloth finisher of Midgley [1874, 1881] / a cloth cutter [1891] / a cloth cutter woollen [1901] / beerseller at the Bridge, Luddenden [1911]

In 1874, he married Grace Broadbent [1854-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Midgley, was the daughter of woolsorter George Broadbent
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1878] who was a mill hand [1891]
  2. Herbert [b 1880] who was a mill hand [1891] a finisher woollen [1901]
  3. Harry [b 1882] who was a finisher woollen [1901]
  4. Lottie [b 1885] who was a burler woollen [1901]

The family lived at

  • 1 Green Royd, Midgley [1881]
  • 15 Sassey Gate, Town Gate, Midgley [1891]
  • 3 Paradise, Midgley [1901]

Crossley, Sarah
[1683-1702] Daughter of John Crossley.

She married Dr Richard Richardson.

She died in childbirth.

The child, Richard, survived her by 27 days

Crossley, Sir Savile Brinton
[1857-1935] PC, GCVO, DL.

The only son of Sir Francis Crossley

Crossley, Savile William Francis
[1928-2012] KCVO, JP, DL.

Third Baron Somerleyton. Elder son of Francis Savile Crossley.

He was educated at Eton / with the Coldstream Guards [1948-1956] / Lord-in-waiting to Elizabeth II [1978] / Master of the horse [1991]

On 14th October 1963, he married Belinda Maris Loyd.

Children:

  1. Hugh
  2. Isabel [b 1964]
  3. Camilla [b 1967]
  4. Alicia [b 1969]
  5. Louisa [b 1974]

He died at Herringfleet

The title of Fourth Baron passes to his son, Hugh

Crossley, Selwyn
[1918-1942] Son of Annie & Fred Crossley of Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He died 15th December 1942 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Labuan War Cemetery [F C 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Crossley, Simeon
[1???-1679] Son of Simeon Crossley

On 13th September 1628, he married Grace Firth.

Children:

  1. Mary [bapt 1629]
  2. Henry [1632-1632]
  3. Simeon

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Crossley, Simeon
[15??-1622] An early member of the Crossley family of Soyland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Simeon

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Crossley, Simeon
[1634-16??] Son of Simeon Crossley.

In September 1655, he married Mary Hole.

Children:

  1. Eli

Crossley, Sister Phyllis G.
[1???-1935] Youngest daughter of Edward J. Crossley

Crossley, Smith
[1829-1893] Son of Benjamin Crossley.

In 1861, he was a dentist practising at Calder House, Rastrick.

In 1863, he married Hannah Hill? at Bradford.

He later moved to Alverthorpe, Wakefield where he died

Crossley, T. Will
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Crossley, Thomas
[1???-1???] Continued Job Lee's carpet business with his brother John Crossley

Crossley, Thomas
[1???-18??] Tenant of the Peeping Tom of Coventry, Todmorden.

In the 1840s, he built a new pub which he called the Peeping Tom.

The original pub was renamed the Staff of Life, Cornholme

Crossley, Thomas
[17??-18??] Dyer at Elland.

In May 1827, he was declared bankrupt

Crossley, Thomas
[1717-1797] Son of John Crossley.

He lived at Blackwood House, King Cross.

His grandson John Crossley wrote that


Thomas was fond of hunting & shooting
 

In 1740, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Holden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Betty [1746-1808] who married William Webster [1734-1808]
  4. Isaac [b 1749]

He and his wife were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Crossley, Thomas
[1743-1827] Fifth son of Thomas Crossley, and uncle to John Crossley.

Born at Sowerby Bridge. He became a cloth miller at Ovenden.

In 1774, he married Sarah Holdsworth.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1774-1817] who died unmarried
  2. William

He is said to have died in Ireland [4th January 1827]

Crossley, Thomas
[1769-1843] Son of John Crossley.

On 27th May 1798, he married (1) Susannah Critchley [1772-1813] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas Critchley
  2. Margaret [1806-1879]
  3. Sarah [1809-1886]
  4. John

On 24th November 1814, he married (2) Mary Foxcroft [1771-1851] at Sandal Magna

Children:

  1. Martha Foxcroft [1818-1893]
  2. John
  3. James

Crossley, Thomas
[1781-1856] A dyer at Ovenden.

Son of Luke Crossley.

On 11th November 1804, he married Anne Brearley [1782-1844] from Rochdale.

Children:

  1. Rebecca [1808-1820]
  2. James
  3. Michael
  4. Isaac
  5. Thomas [b 1822] of Paisley
  6. Martha Ann [b 1817] who married William Law from Glasgow
  7. Luke
  8. Elizabeth [b 1819] who married accountant William Crawfield
  9. Hannah [1824-1824]

He moved to Paisley, Scotland and died there

Crossley, Thomas
[1797-1871] Son of William Crossley.

He married Sarah Leach [1797-1839].

Children:

  1. John
  2. William [b 1818]
  3. Mary [b 1819]
  4. George
  5. Ellen [b 1823] who married John Sunderland
  6. Mary [b 1826] who married Mr Standeven
  7. Sarah Jane [b 1829] who married John Best
  8. Lydia [b 1831]
  9. Lavinia [b 1833] who married John Crowther
  10. Beet Robinson
  11. Sarah [b 1838]
  12. Harriet [b 1839]

He married (2) Elizabeth Farrer [1806-1869].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1844]

Crossley, Thomas
[1803-1843] Poet known as the Ovenden Bard or Bard of Ovenden.

Son of John Crossley.

Born in Ovenden [2nd December 1803].

He was educated by Thomas Steele Swale. His poetic talents were first developed at the school.

His first published poems appeared in The Imperial Magazine and for many years he wrote for other local papers and magazines. His published works include

  • Poems Lyrical, Moral and Humorous [1828]
  • Halifax – a poetical sketch [1831]
  • The Flowers of Ebor [1837]
  • Be still, ye howling winds
  • Mary's Rose

He married Emilie.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1932]
  2. Edward [b 1834]
  3. Jane [b 1836]
  4. Harriet [b 1837]
  5. Fanny
  6. child

The family lived at Park Lodge, Ovenden where he died.

The play Dennis & the Gibbet Law has been attributed to Crossley.

Thomas died 2nd September 1843

Crossley, Thomas
[1808-1874] Son of John Crossley.

Born 9th October 1808.

He did not go into the family's carpet manufacturing business – John Crossley & Sons Limited.

On 4th November 1830, he married Rebecca Driver.

Children:

  1. Martha Anne [b 1831]
  2. James Driver [1833-1834]
  3. Jonas Driver [1835-1837]
  4. John
  5. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1839]
  6. Rebecca [b 1841] who married George Appleyard
  7. Arthur James [1845-1847]

The family lived at Kent House [1861].

He died 13th December 1874

Crossley, Thomas
[1811-1870] Son of William Crossley

Born at Square, Walsden.

He was a twist maker-up / a warehouseman.

He married Hannah Jackson [1807-1869].

They had no children.

The family lived at

Hannah died of chronic bronchitis, having suffered from it for several years. Thomas died at Prestwich Lunatic Asylum of diarrhoea ending in general paralysis.

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church

Crossley, Thomas
[1814-1863] An iron founder at Gauxholme.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

In February 1863, he was found in Swineshead Clough and died shortly afterwards

Crossley, Thomas
[1827-1876] Son of Abraham Crossley.

He and his father were partners in Abraham & Thomas Crossley

Crossley, Thomas
[1837-1903] Son of John Crossley.

He married Mary Ann (Polly) Deverill.

Children:

  1. John Ennis
  2. Florence who married Mr Simpson

Crossley, Thomas
[1859-19??]

Born in Sowerby.

He was a wool sorter [1891, 1901, 1911, 1916].

Around 1883, he married Mary Eleanor [1865-19??].


Mary Eleanor was born in Kirby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1884] who was born in the USA, and was an apprentice engineer's fitter [1901]
  2. Arnold
  3. Emma [b 1888] who was a wool spinner [1901], a carpet sewer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 24 Fife Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 10 Heath Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Health Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1911]
  • Dale Street, King Cross, Halifax

Crossley, Thomas Critchley
[1803-1874] Son of Thomas Crossley.

On 4th February 1827, he married Mary Mitchell in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margerison
  2. John
  3. Emily [1847-1899] who married [1873] John Holt Balmforth [1841-1889]
  4. Susannah
  5. Sarah
  6. Hannah who married [1852] William Sutcliffe
  7. Leah
  8. Hephzibah
  9. Margaret who married Birch Smith and had a son Herbert

Crossley, Thomas Henry
[1844-1913] Son of Luke Crossley.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

He never married.

He lived at Oak Villa, Elland [1913].

He died 10th August 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £109,942 16/11d. Probate was granted to his nephews Ely Wilkinson Crossley and John Wilkinson Crossley

Crossley, Thomas Irvine
[1892-1921] Son of J. H. Crossley, of 4 Turnpike Street, Elland Lane, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 7th May 1921 (aged 29).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [U A 1482]

Crossley, Tom W.
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Crossley, Ursula Gertrude Wilkinson
[1906-1938] Second daughter of Ely Wilkinson Crossley.

She married Rev Reginald Brittain [1908-19??], Vicar of Birstwith.

Children:

  1. Anthony Wilkinson Brittain [b 1941]

Crossley, W.
[18??-19??] Broker at Halifax.

In May 1882, he was declared bankrupt

Crossley, Walter
[18??-1???] He married Mary Ann Mallinson.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
George Mallinson
 

Crossley, Walter
[1842-1862] Son of Joseph Crossley.

He died in Melbourne, Australia

Crossley, Walter
[1892-1916] Son of Fred Crossley.

He was a spring maker (bedstead makers) [1911] / employed by Siddall & Hilton Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds about 2 hours after being hit [3rd November 1916] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps [I E 37].

His brother Wilfred also served with the York & Lancaster Regiment

Crossley, Walter Edwin
[1842-1916] Son of Charles Crossley.

In 1878, he married Sarah Wardrope [1843-1897].

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Arthur Benjamin [b 1881]
  3. Walter Edwin [b 1883]
  4. Fanny Rebecca Hartley [b 1886] who married Arthur Thursby Whalley

Crossley, Wesley
[1847-1915] He was a railway clerk [1891]

In [Q2] 1914, he married Selina Hitchen in Halifax.

They lived at Washington House, Sowerby [1891].

He died 27th October 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,275

Crossley, Wilkinson
[1783-1???] A dyer at Ovenden.

Son of Luke Crossley.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1808]
  2. Ellen [b 1811]

Crossley, Wilkinson
[1826-1869] Son of Luke Crossley.

He was a cloth manufacturer at Broad Carr, Elland [1865].

On 16th March 1863, he married Sarah Elizabeth Wheelwright.


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of John Wilkinson Hoyle Wheelwright
 

Children:

  1. John Wilkinson
  2. Horatio Nelson
  3. Ely Wilkinson

Wilkinson died 13th June 1869 (aged 42).

Sarah Elizabeth died 30th November 1920 (aged 85).

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Crossley, William
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1839, when he was Overseer of the Poor for Todmorden & Walsden.

In March 1839, he was charged with having refused to account to the auditor of the Todmorden Poor Law Union

Crossley, William
[17??-18??] Of Brighouse. He was assistant to John Rennie and was resident engineer with the Rochdale Canal Company during the construction of the canal.

See Jessop & Crossley

Crossley, William
[1701-1777] Of Grain Farm, Pecket Well.

Son of Samuel Crossley. Of the Crossley family of Hebden Bridge.

He married Grace Shackleton [1703-1764].

Children:

  1. William

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church

Crossley, William
[1740-17??] Of Grain Farm, Pecket Well.

Son of William Crossley of the Crossley family of Hebden Bridge.

He married Mary Ashworth.

Children:

  1. Grace [1763-1830] who married Richard Ashworth
  2. John
  3. Sarah [1768-1847] who married Thomas Eastwood
  4. William

The family were committed Baptists and attended Wainsgate Chapel

Crossley, William
[1744-1861] Aka Old Squire.

He married Betty Howarth.

Children:

  1. Abraham

Crossley, William
[1771-1853] Son of William Crossley.

Born at Grain Farm, Pecket Well [Christmas Day 1771].

He was a carter / a weaver / a gardener / a match maker.

Had a small annuity from his brother John.

He married Betty Haigh [1779-1854] of Walsden.

Children:

  1. James
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Hannah
  5. Thomas
  6. Robert
  7. Richard
  8. Henry

He died at Knowsley, Walsden

Crossley, William
[1776-1827] Son of Thomas Crossley.

A cloth miller of Northowram. In 1814, he moved to Wheatley.

On 16th May 1796, he married Mary Brearley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary? [b 1796]
  2. Thomas
  3. twins Benjamin
  4. Joseph [1799-1806?]
  5. Sarah [b 1802]
  6. Charles
  7. William
  8. Joseph
  9. James
  10. George [1811-1812]
  11. John
  12. Matthew
  13. Jessie [b 1819]

He died 4th January 1827

Crossley, William
[1788-1838] Son of John Crossley.

He married Grace Thomas.

He and his brothers lived at Crossley Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

The following report of his death [on 20th December 1838] appeared in The Leeds Mercury of 5th January 1839

Distressing Occurrence: On Friday morning week, the body of William Crossley of Hebden Bridge, cotton spinner, was found in the River Hebden at the foot of a precipice more than 60 feet in height, over which he must evidently have fallen. The unfortunate gentleman left his house the preceding evening. The verdict at the inquest was Found drowned

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Crossley, William
[1796-1859] Schoolmaster of King Cross.

Son of Luke Crossley.

He never married

Crossley, William
[1796-1876] Son of Abraham Crossley.

After his father's death, he took over at Knowlwood Mill [1817].

He was bankrupt in 1840.

Shortly afterwards, he emigrated to Ohio.

See Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838]

Crossley, William
[18??-18??] Partner in Rawson & Crossley [around 1856]

Crossley, William
[18??-18??] In 1862, he married Ellen Oates in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of
John Oates
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1865] who was a cotton doubler [1881] and married Peter Wogan

In 1871, the widowed Ellen (a warper) and daughter Ada were living with Ellen's parents.

In 1872, Ellen married Abraham Parker

Crossley, William
[1806-18??] Son of William Crossley.

He married (1) Mary Ann [1807-1842].

He married (2) Martha [1817-1851]

Crossley, William
[1817-1859] Son of John Crossley.

He was a butcher / landlord of the White Hart, Todmorden [1858].

On Wednesday, 20th January 1858, he took part in a horse race along Halifax Road which caused much excitement in Todmorden. His competitor was William Greenwood, a manufacturer at Gauxholme, and the winner was to take both horses. When Crossley's horse reach a point on the road where it usually halted, it swerved and allowed Greenwood to pass him and win the race by several lengths

He was 4th husband of Jinny Haigh.

The couple were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Crossley, William
[1845-1911] Hebden Bridge bell-ringer.

He collapsed and died at Calder Holmes Park during the coronation celebrations for George V

Crossley, William
[1850-19??] Builder and contractor at Brighouse.

Recorded in 1881, when he bought land at Smith House Lane from Richard Kershaw. He built property which became Bryn Terrace

In 1887, he married Elizabeth [1856-19??] from Leeds.

The family lived at 23 Bryn Terrace, Brighouse [1911]

Crossley, William C.
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Navy.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Crossley, William Henry
[1834-1900] Eldest son of Robert Crossley

He married Anne Beckett.

Children:

  1. William Edward
  2. Francis Ann
  3. Mary Armer Beckett

Crossley, William J.
[18??-19??] Barkisland quarry owner and stone merchant [1905]

Crossley, William Joseph
[1842-1897] Son of Matthew Crossley.

He married Ann Mitchell [1840-1934].

Children:

  1. Alfred Matthew [1867-1944] who married Ann Jessie
  2. Joseph Mitchell [1868-1945]
  3. Annie Clara [1873-1963]

Crossley, Willie
[18??-19??] He married Christiana [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. John Willie

The family lived at 6 Meadow Street, Todmorden [1918]

Crossley, Willie
[1890-19??] Son of Lewis Crossley, journeyman joiner.

He was a cartwright of 41 Commercial Road, Halifax [1913].

In 1913, he married Emily Gooch at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Emily was the daughter of
Alfred Gooch
 

Crossley, Willie
[1891-1917] Son of Lewis Crossley.

He was a patent implement maker [1911] / employed by Crossley's at Dean Clough Mills.

In 1913, he married Emily Goach.


The banns were read [1913] at St Thomas, Charlestown. for Willie Crossley, bachelor, of the parish of St James, Halifax, and Emily Goach, spinster of the parish of St Thomas, Charlestown
 

Children:

  1. Irene [b 1914]

The family lived at 8 Senior Buildings, Range Bank.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 67th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed by a shell [14th July 1917] (aged 26).

He was buried at the Essex Farm Cemetery [I L 7].

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

 

The Crossley family of Halifax
A family of 19th century industrialists and philanthropists.

John Crossley was an early member of the family.

The family carpet business – John Crossley & Sons – was founded by Martha and John Crossley, and carried on by their sons Joseph, Francis, and John. A baby – John – was born in 1804 and died at the age of 4 in 1809. A fourth son, Thomas, did not follow his brothers into the family business.

The family motto is

Everything that is good comes from above

There was much rivalry between the Crossley family and the Akroyd family.

Some members of the family were buried at Halifax General Cemetery and others at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax. When the Square Chapel became derelict, the gravestones were taken to a yard at Dean Clough. In 1982, when the mills had closed and the yard was being cleared, the stones were found to have disappeared. In 2010, they were found by Council workers in undergrowth in Exley Cemetery. In August 2011, the stones were relaid at Square Chapel. A memorial plate is fixed to the wall of the Chapel.

See Avena Carpets Limited, Belle Vue Mansion, Crossley family coat of arms, Roger Ives, Manor Heath Mansion, Park Road Baths and Park Road, Halifax

The Crossley family of Halifax: Arms
The arms of the Crossley family appears in several places around the district, including on the pedestal of the statue of Frank Crossley in People's Park.

An enquiry about the 2 distinct halves on the arms at the Arden Road Almshouses received the following reply from The Baronage Press

[We] have traced them to a family whose name is Baymyn.

[The description is]

Ermine on a chief indented Sable three fleurs de lys Argent

The cross hatching of the chief represents sable, which means that the fleurs de lys must be or or argent. [There are] no hatched spots that would indicate or and thus argent is the only alternative

The Crossley family of Hebden Bridge
The family built much property in Hebden Bridge, including Crossley Mill, Hebden Bridge, Crossley's Houses alongside the canal, and Crossley Terrace

The Crossley family of Soyland
Members of the family lived at Small Lees, Soyland.

Simeon Crossley was an early member of the family.

The family extended to branches in Halifax and Elland.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

The Crossley family of Todmorden & Walsden
Early members of the family included Adam del Croslegh and Roger de Crosselegh.

See Anthony Crossley, John Crossley and Scaitcliffe Hall

Crossley surname
Other forms of the surname include Crosle, Croslegh, Crosley and Crossleghe.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

Recorded in 1309.

George Redmonds writes that Geoffrey Crossleghe is recorded in Halifax in 1456, John Crosle is recorded at Langfield in 1545 and John Crosley is recorded at Stansfield in 1638.

Derived from cross and ley and means a clearing with a cross.

There are over 320 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Crossley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Crossley:


Marriages 1824, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1867, 1871, 1872, 1886, 1888, 1893, 1895, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1915, 1923, 1931, 1932, 1940, 1941, 1942; Deaths 1808, 1835, 1899, 1900
 



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