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Mr Cockcroft [18??-1???]
Abraham Cockcroft [18??-1892]
Abraham Cockcroft [1840-1901]
Ambrose Cockcroft [1875-1954]
Ann Cockcroft [1740-1823]
Archibald Sidney Cockcroft [1869-1905]
Arthur Cockcroft [1???-19??]
Arthur Cockcroft [1897-1917]
Arthur James Cockcroft [1899-1918]
Caleb Cockcroft [15??-16??]
Caleb Cockcroft [17??-18??]
Chatburn Cockcroft [18??-18??]
Christiana Cockcroft [13??-1???]
Clement Randolph Cockcroft [1884-1958]
David Cockcroft [18??-19??]
Dr David Midgley Cockcroft [18??-18??]
Denys Cockcroft [1927-1945]
E. W. Cockcroft [19??-19??]
Ebenezer Cockcroft [1790-1867]
Mrs Edith Cockcroft [18??-19??]
Elizabeth Cockcroft [17??-17??]
Eric William Cockcroft [1898-1979]
Ernest Edward Cockcroft [1887-1965]
Frank Cockcroft [1874-1946]
Harold Cockcroft [1???-19??]
Henry Cockcroft [1???-16??]
Henry Cockcroft [158?-1642]
Henry Cockcroft [1803-1872]
Henry Cockcroft [1808-1???]
Henry Cockcroft [1824-1???]
Henry Keith Cockcroft [1904-1955]
Isaac Cockcroft [17??-1???]
James Cockcroft [1???-18??]
James Cockcroft [17??-18??]
James Cockcroft [18??-18??]
James Malcolm Cockcroft [1937-19??]
John Cockcroft [13??-1???]
John Cockcroft [17??-18??]
John Cockcroft [17??-18??]
John Cockcroft [1748-1842]
John Cockcroft [1839-1926]
John Cockcroft [1848-19??]
John Cockcroft [1865-19??]
John Cockcroft [1934-19??]
John Anthony Eric Cockcroft [19??-????]
John Arthur Cockcroft [1866-1927]
John Arthur Cockcroft [1892-1916]
John D. Cockcroft [19??-19??]
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft [1897-1967]
John Richard Cockcroft [1857-1907]
John Thomas Cockcroft [1886-1976]
John William Cockcroft [1873-1???]
Lionel Fielden Cockcroft [1906-1988]
Lionel Peter Cockcroft [19??-]
Lister Cockcroft [1875-1939]
Mary Cockcroft [16??-17??]
Mary Cockcroft [1743-1779]
Percy Cockcroft [18??-19??]
Peter Cockcroft [19??-1980]
Richard Cockcroft [1829-1915]
Thomas Cockcroft [1???-18??]
Thomas Cockcroft [17??-17??]
Thomas Cockcroft [1820-1865]
Thomas Cockcroft [1845-1906]
Walter Cockcroft [1856-1???]
Walter Cockcroft [1891-1919]
William Cockcroft [1???-18??]
William Cockcroft [15??-1643]
William Cockcroft [16??-17??]
William Cockcroft [17??-1786]
William Cockcroft [1705-1773]
William Cockcroft [1784-1855]
William Cockcroft [1845-1???]
William Cockcroft [19??-19??]
William Henry Cockcroft [1841-1914]
William Henry Cockcroft [1848-1921]
William Innes Cockcroft [1875-1919]
Willie Cockcroft [1878-1917]


The names Cockcroft and Cockroft are often confused.

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Cockcroft, Mr
[18??-1???] Partner in Goodman & Cockcroft

Cockcroft, Abraham
[18??-1892] Fustian manufacturer of Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft, Abraham
[1840-1901] Fustian merchant at Hebden Bridge. He lived at Kersal House, Hebden Bridge [1900].

He died 13th May 1901

Cockcroft, Ambrose
[1875-1954] Born 26th November 1875.

Managing Director of Smith Bulmer & Company Limited [1949].

In [Q1] 1908, he married Maboth Elizabeth Wolfenden in Halifax.


Maboth was the daughter of Joshua Wolfenden
 

They lived at Maycroft, Holmfield

Ambrose died in 1954.

Maboth died in 1966

Cockcroft, Ann
[1740-1823] Daughter of William Cockcroft of Wadsworth.

She married William Cockcroft from Great Burlees.

There is a memorial tablet to her in Heptonstall Church which was moved from the Old Church in 1873

Cockcroft, Archibald Sidney
[1869-1905]

He married Martha Hulley [1869-1945].


Martha was born in Ridgeway, Sheffield
 

Children:

  1. Beatrice [1892-1971]

He died in 1905.

In 1906, Martha married Simeon Sykes

Cockcroft, Arthur
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1954-1955]

Cockcroft, Arthur
[1897-1917] Son of John Cockcroft.

Born in Hebden Bridge [25th July 1897].

He was an apprentice in his father's joinery business [1911] / a member of Birchcliffe Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge / choirmaster at the Chapel.

During World War I, he enlisted in the Cavalry [7th July 1916], and served as a Private with the 6th (Service) Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment).

From December 1916, he served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders.

He was killed in action by a sniper at Poelcapelle, near Ypres [9th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [52-54 & 162A], and on the Memorial at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft, Arthur James
[1899-1918] Son of Jessie & Arthur Cockcroft of Brink Cottages, Higher-Under-Bank, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge.

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

He died 2nd April 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [16-18]

Cockcroft, Caleb
[15??-16??] Of London. He established Caleb Cockcroft's Charity

Cockcroft, Caleb
[17??-18??] Lived at Sharkit Head when it was used as a meeting house by the Methodists.

Their meetings were later held at what became Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Cockcroft, Chatburn
[18??-18??] Pickle maker at Halifax.

In January 1858, he was declared bankrupt

Cockcroft, Christiana
[13??-1???] Wife of John Cockcroft. Around 1379, she and five accomplices were accused of divers felonies committed at Pontefract

Cockcroft, Clement Randolph
[1884-1958] BA.

Son of Walter Cockcroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a board school teacher [1901] / Assistant schoolmaster (City Council) [1911] / a graduate of Manchester University.

In [Q3] 1909, he married Ellen Walker [1887-19??] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Bradford
 

The family lived at 14 Gipton View, Leeds [1911] and Mexborough.

Living with them [in 1911] was visitor Annie Walker [b 1891] (cloth weaver).

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

He was reported missing since [17th February 1917]. He was later found to be a prisoner of war at Borna bei Leipzig.

He died Ince, Lancashire [Q1 1958] (aged 73) 

Cockcroft, David
[18??-19??] Fustian manufacturer at Eaves Mill, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Cockcroft, Dr David Midgley
[18??-18??] Physician and surgeon at Todmorden. Recorded in 1845 at York Street, Todmorden. He qualified in December 1855

Cockcroft, Denys
[1927-1945] Son of Annie & Charles Cockcroft of Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

He died 25th March 1945 (aged 18).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery [58 A 3].

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

Cockcroft, E. W.
[19??-19??] OBE. Of Higher Birks, Walsden

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Anthony Eric

Cockcroft, Ebenezer
[1790-1867] Known as Old Eben.

He ran a school at Wainstalls

Cockcroft, Mrs Edith
[18??-19??] MBE, JP.

She married Ernest Edward Cockcroft

Cockcroft, Elizabeth
[17??-17??] Daughter of Henry Cockcroft of Hebden Bridge.

In 1741, she became the second wife of Rev William Grimshaw

Cockcroft, Eric William
[1898-1979] OBE.

Son of John Arthur Cockcroft.

Born in Todmorden [16th December 1898].

After their father's death [1927], the business – John Cockcroft & Sons – passed to him and his brothers Keith and Lionel Fielden.

In 1931, he married Haidee Greenlees Sutcliffe [1901-1980] in Todmorden.

They had no children.

The couple died in Rochdale

Cockcroft, Ernest Edward
[1887-1965] He married Edith

Cockcroft, Frank
[1874-1946] Son of Richard Cockcroft.

He was a millwright [1908].

In 1895, he married (1) Emily Grace Sutcliffe [18??-1901].

Children:

  1. Gladys [1895-1977]
  2. Ada Mary [1896-1970] who married Claude Longbottom
  3. Charles [b 1897]

In 1908, he married (2) Charlotte Sutherland [1883-19??].


Charlotte was the daughter of seaman Charles William Sutherland.

She was a 16-year-old fustian machinist from Liverpool boarding at Mayroyd Cottages [1901].

Charlotte had an illegitimate daughter Clarice Sutherland [b 1905]

 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1909]

Cockcroft, Harold
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1958-1959]

Cockcroft, Henry
[1???-16??] Son of William Cockcroft.

In 1630, he paid £15 composition.

When his father died in 1643, he left Mayroyd and other property to Henry.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth

Cockcroft, Henry
[158?-1642] Of Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who married John Robertshaw
  2. son
  3. son

Their sons and daughter died within two months of each other, between the two major Civil War assaults on Heptonstall by Royalist forces

Cockcroft, Henry
[1803-1872] Founding father of the cotton-producing Cockcroft family of Todmorden.

He began making coloured cloth and selling it in his draper's shop at Lob Mill, and his wife made dresses from the cloth and sold these in the shop. Together with his son, John, he built and equipped a power-loom weaving shed Croft Mill as Henry Cockcroft & Son.

He and his wife were buried at Eastwood Congregational Church

Cockcroft, Henry
[1808-1???] In March 1862, he was charged with the manslaughter of John Jennings.

On 6th July 1861, the 2 men had been drinking in the King's Head, Sowerby, and agreed the sale of some salt which Jennings had in his cart. Cockcroft gave Jennings 2/6d, and later demanded the money be returned when the sale broke down. Jennings refused and a scuffle took place between the men. Jennings was knocked down and kicked in the head, and in the ribs. Cockcroft was wearing clogs at the time.

Jennings's body was placed in his cart, and the horse left to take him home. The horse walked on homewards, but realising that there was no driver, stopped to graze on the side of the road. A passer-by recognised Jennings and drove the horse and cart home.

Jennings died 13 days later.

A post mortem showed that 3 of his ribs had pierced his lungs.

At his trial, Cockcroft called witnesses to say that he was normally a peaceful man, but excitable when he was drunk, and that his intellect had been impaired by a head wound some years ago.

He was sentenced to 3 months' hard labour

Cockcroft, Henry
[1824-1???] Born in Wadsworth.

He married Ann Greenwood.

Children:

  1. William

Cockcroft, Henry Keith
[1904-1955] JP.

Keith was the son of John Arthur Cockcroft.

Born in Todmorden [20th September 1904].

After their father's death [1927], the business – John Cockcroft & Sons – passed to him and his brothers Eric William and Lionel Fielden

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1964-1965].

In 1930, he married Kathleen Mary Marshall [1908-1990] in Todmorden

Children:

  1. twins Elizabeth M [b 1931]
  2. Mary E [b 1931]
  3. Susan [b 1933]
  4. James Malcolm
  5. Robert [b 1939]

Cockcroft, Isaac
[17??-1???] A weaver in Northowram.

On 13th September 1776, he married Sarah, widow of John Halliday

Cockcroft, James
[1???-18??] Second master at Rishworth School [1834, 1842]

Cockcroft, James
[17??-18??] Farmer of Northowram.

On 31st May 1799, he married Mary Windle of Northowram, at Halifax Parish Church

Cockcroft, James
[18??-18??] Tea dealer, hop merchant and wine & spirit merchant at Erringden [1861]

Cockcroft, James Malcolm
[1937-19??] Son of Henry Keith Cockcroft.

Around 1960, he married Janet Hilary Bevis-White.


Janet Hilary came from Huntingdonshire
 

Cockcroft, John
[13??-1???] Forester of Sowerbyshire, living at Wadsworth.

He married Christiana.

He was accused of stabbing Adam Williamson of Marsden with a knife, at Hebden Bridge [or Halifax] at Christmas 1379.

For 12 years, John evaded the law, but at Candlemas 1391, he was shot with an arrow by Thomas de Hylegh

Cockcroft, John
[17??-18??] Weaver of Erringden.

On 2nd June 1799, he married Grace Spencer of Erringden, at Halifax Parish Church

Cockcroft, John
[17??-18??] Of North Well, Heptonstall. Established John Cockcroft's Charity

Cockcroft, John
[1748-1842] He married Susey Lister [1759-1834].

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary who married John Crossley of Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft, John
[1839-1926] He was manager of a cotton weaving factory.

In 1870, he married Mary Ann Appleyard.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Henry Appleyard
 

They had no children.

In 1906, Mary Ann placed a memorial to her mother and brother John in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.

In 1917, Mary Ann gave a bequest money to pay for new faces on the clock at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

Cockcroft, John
[1848-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a retired commercial traveller [1911].

He married Unknown.

He was a widower by 1911.

Children:

  1. William Innes
  2. Amy [b 1878] who married railway clerk Arnold Sutcliffe [1880-19??]

The family lived at 18 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Cockcroft, John
[1865-19??] Son of William Henry Cockcroft.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a joiner [1901, 1911] / a joiner's foreman [1914].

In 1892, he married Jane Calvert [1865-19??] in Todmorden.


Jane was the daughter of Wilson Calvert
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1895] who was a linning (linen) cutter (ready made) [1914]
  2. Hannah Grace [b 1896]
  3. Arthur

The family lived at

  • 3 Hebble End, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 3 Fountain Street, Hebden Bridge [1911, 1917]

Living with them in 1911 was John's widowed father William Henry; Daughter Hannah Grace was staying with Miss Hannah Maria Lord [aged 57] at 5 Fountain Street

Cockcroft, John
[1934-19??] MP.

Eldest son of Lionel Fielden Cockcroft.

He was Conservative MP for Norwich [1974-1979].

In 1971?, he married Tessa Shepley from Croydon

Cockcroft, John Anthony Eric
[19??-????] Son of E. W. Cockcroft.

In 1964?, he married Victoria Mary Hartley from Castleford

Cockcroft, John Arthur
[1866-1927] Established John Cockcroft & Sons.

He lived at Birks House, Walsden.

In [Q2] 1896, he married Annie Maude Fielden [1867-1956] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Eric William
  3. James Philip [1901-1985] who (possibly) never married
  4. Henry Keith
  5. Lionel Fielden

In 1899, the family moved from Croft Mill, Todmorden to Birks Mill, Walsden.

John Arthur were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

After his death, the business passed to his sons Lionel, Keith and Eric.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £13,410

Cockcroft, John Arthur
[1892-1916] Son of Mary Ann & John Cockcroft, and brother of Miss A. M. Cockroft of 51 Queen Street, Portwood, Stockport.

Born in Todmorden.

He lived in Stockport, Cheshire.

During World War I, he enlisted in Manchester, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed in action [2nd June 1916] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [13A & 14C], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden, on Patmos War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, Cross Stone, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Cockcroft, John D.
[19??-19??] In 19??, he married E. Elizabeth ??.

Children:

  1. daughter [b 1939]

The family lived at Stansfield Hall, Todmorden

Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas
[1897-1967] OM, KCB, CBE, FRS.

Son of John Arthur Cockcroft.

British physicist born at 156 Halifax Road / Stanley Terrace, Millwood, Todmorden. A blue plaque marks his birthplace.

He was educated at Todmorden Secondary School.

He was the first man to split the atom

Cockcroft, John Richard
[1857-1907]

In [Q1] 1878, he married Martha Needham [1858-1916] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Willie

The family lived at 5 Peawood (? PexWood) Road, Todmorden [1911]

Cockcroft, John Thomas
[1886-1976] Hebden Bridge architect.

Son of William Henry Cockcroft. He proposed radical plans for the redevelopment of Hebden Bridge town centre.

In 19??, he married Mary Fisher.

His work includes Hebden Bridge Picture House and Highfield Crescent, Hebden Bridge.

He won a bet that he could write the Lord's Prayer on a piece of paper the size of an old 12-sided 3d bit

Cockcroft, John William
[1873-1???] Son of Richard Cockcroft.

He married Eliza Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Vera Grace [1894-1935] who married [1931] Joseph William Senior


Daughter Vera Grace died at Belmont Nursing Home, Sherbourne Road, Blackpool [28th January 1935]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,904 17/7d. Probate was granted to her husband Joseph William Senior (ticket writer) and father John William Cockcroft
 

Cockcroft, Lionel Fielden
[1906-1988] JP.

Known as Leo.

Son of John Arthur Cockcroft.

Born in Todmorden [23rd November 1906]

After their father's death [1927], the business – John Cockcroft & Sons – passed to him and his brothers Eric William and Keith

He was company secretary of the family business [until 1974] / a member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce / a representative of the Cotton Board / a member of Todmorden Borough Council / Mayor of Todmorden [1947-1949].

On 1st June 1933, he married Jennie Hoyle [1908-2003] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Lionel P [b 1937]
  3. Anthony [b 1942]
  4. Jennie Elizabeth Patricia [b 1946] who married [22nd March 1968] Timothy Lankester
  5. Pauline [b 1952]

The family lived at Oak Hill, Todmorden.

Leo died in Rochdale [17th February 1988] (aged 81).

An obituary mentioned his leaving a widow, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

He was buried at Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Cockcroft, Lionel Peter
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1974-1975]

Cockcroft, Lister
[1875-1939] Son of Richard Cockcroft.

He was a tailor [1901].

In 1911, he married Grace Ellen.


Grace Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Walton, and widow of Mr Greenwood
 

Probate records show that he left effects valued at Probate was granted to Doris Kershaw (spinster) 

Cockcroft, Mary
[16??-17??] Of Mytholm Hall, Hebden Bridge.

She married Samuel King

Cockcroft, Mary
[1743-1779] Daughter of William Cockcroft.

She married Thomas Sayer.

She died 12th May 1779 [aged 36].

The epitaph on their memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Cockcroft, Percy
[18??-19??] Solicitor of Hebden Bridge and Rochdale. In 1930, he was struck off after being convicted of fraudulent conversion and misappropriation as a trustee. He was sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude

Cockcroft, Peter
[19??-1980] Textile manufacturer at Bottoms Mill, Halifax.

He married Janet Mowat

Cockcroft, Richard
[1829-1915] Son of William Cockcroft.

Born at Little Burlees [4th June 1829].

He became a dentist and chemist at Mytholmroyd.

On 1st May 1856, he married Mary Ann Titterington.


Mary Ann was the daughter of Thomas Titterington
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1857-1861]
  2. Thomas Titterington [1858] who died aged 18 weeks
  3. Mary Grace [1860-1902] who never married
  4. Annie [b 1861] who married John Robert Jones
  5. Job [1864-1887]
  6. Ada [1866-1934] who was a ladies' companion to Miss Ann Appleyard at White Lee [1901]
  7. Richard Henry [1867] who died aged 6 weeks
  8. Owen [1869-1910]
  9. Abigail [b 1869] who married Greenhalgh Kershaw
  10. Julia [1871-1959] who never married and left effects valued at £19,387 2/11d
  11. John William
  12. Frank
  13. Lister
  14. Maggie [b 1880] who was a ladies' companion [1901]

The family lived at Spring Villas, Mytholmroyd [1878, 1881].

Richard died at Leyden Cottage, Rossall Beach, Fleetwood [25th May 1915].

He was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [28th May 1915] with other members of the family

Cockcroft, Thomas
[1???-18??] Of Lower Brear

On 6th August 1839, as they returned from Doncaster wool market, he and Robert Crossley were attacked by a gang at Lower Brear

Cockcroft, Thomas
[17??-17??] Surveyor of the Highways for Wadsworth [1755].

He lived at Souter House, Wadsworth

Cockcroft, Thomas
[1820-1865] Farm-labourer.

In 1865, he was accused of the murder of his sister, Mrs Hannah Helliwell, with whom he resided at Sowerby Bridge. When apprehended, he said

she wanted to mend my jacket and I knocked here down with the tongs ... I told her to let it alone ... I kicked her and struck her with my fist a time or two ... I kicked her with my clog on the head or face

Cockcroft was said to be a moody and sullen man, and his nephew said that he was subject to mental depression, with bouts often lasting 2 or 3 weeks. It was reported that he had previously been committed for manslaughter, although no details were given.

At his trial, the jury returned a verdict of Guilty with a recommendation for mercy. The Judge disregarded the recommendation and passed the death sentence. The Home Secretary commuted the sentence to penal servitude for life.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Cockcroft, Thomas
[1845-1906] Born in Todmorden.

He was landlord of the Royal Oak, Todmorden [1871-1905].

On 2nd November 1870, he married (1) Sarah Ann Stott [1846-1893] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. John [1871-1938] who was a foreman dyer [1906]
  2. Thomas [1878-1906] a barman [1901]

On 20th July 1897, he married (2) Betsy [1850-1???] at St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall.


Betsy [née Pilling] was the widow of John Hirst.

She had a son by her first marriage: Walter Hirst [b 1876]

 

The family lived at 5 Cockden Hill, Todmorden [1906].

Thomas died 31st October 1906.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,037 19/9d.

Probate was granted to his son John

Cockcroft, Walter
[1856-1???] Son of Ambrose [?] Cockroft, weaver.

Born in Warley.

He was a grocer of Mount Tabor, Halifax [1882] / a store keeper [1891] / a grocery and drapery salesman [1901] / a storekeeper Co-operative Society [1911].

In 1882, he married Sarah Ellen Smith [1862-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ellen, of Hanson Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of William Smith, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Clement Randolph
  2. Adelaide [b 1886] who was an assistant grocery and drapery saleswoman [1901]
  3. Emily [1888-1899]
  4. Frances [b 1892]
  5. Bertram [b 1894] who was an assistant (co-operative society) [1911]
  6. Lois Alma [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 2 Oxford Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 211 Shay Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in] 1911 was mother-in-law Elizabeth Smith [b 1838]

Cockcroft, Walter
[1891-1919]


He appears as Cockcroft on his birth, marriage, Army &
Commonwealth War Grave Commission records, and as Cockroft elsewhere
 

Born in Todmorden.

On 15th May 1917, he married Elizabeth Wills [1892-1956] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Elizabeth was born in Todmorden
 

They had no children.

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

He went missing [21st March 1918], and was presumed dead by the Army [2nd January 1919].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, (possibly) on the Memorial at Walsden Wesleyan Chapel, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Shade Wesleyan Methodist Church. Elizabeth never remarried

Cockcroft, William
[1???-18??] Partner in Cockcroft & Whitaker

Cockcroft, William
[15??-1643] A clothier of Heptonstall.

In 1584, Adam Sutcliffe sold Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge to Cockcroft and Brian Bentley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Henry

He left Mayroyd and other property to his son Henry, and Raw Royd and other property to his son William

Cockcroft, William
[16??-17??] Of Great Burlees, Wadsworth and Stocks, Erringden.

He married Ann Cockcroft

Cockcroft, William
[17??-1786] A farmer.

He became owner of the White Lion Hotel & Posting House, Hebden Bridge [1773].

In 1776, he diverted water from the springs at Birchcliffe for his own use. This upset many people in Hebden Bridge including William Wadsworth

Cockcroft, William
[1705-1773] Of Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge.

He became a Halifax attorney. In 1731, he established a practice at The Castle, Halifax and in 1740, he moved to Mayroyd with Thomas Sayer.

In 1750, he obtained rights to bore for coal on Wadsworth Moor.

He married his cousin Mary Murgatroyd.


Mary was the daughter of Henry Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Grace
  4. Ann
  5. Mary
  6. Barbara [?]

There is a memorial tablet to members of the family in Heptonstall Church which was moved from the Old Church in 1873

Cockcroft, William
[1784-1855] Son of John Cockcroft.

Born at Burlees, Wadsworth [late 1784 or early 1785]

Baptised at Heptonstall [16th January 1785].

He was a yeoman of Little Burlees, Wadsworth.

He married Grace Bancroft [1791-1865].

Children:

  1. William [1813-1898]
  2. John [b 1816]
  3. Sarah [b 1821]
  4. Henry [b 1822]
  5. Ann [1824-1898]
  6. Susy [1827-1919]
  7. Richard

The family lived at Little Burlees, Wadsworth.

He died at Little Burlees [28th February 1855].

On 10th April 1855, probate was granted to his sons William and Richard Cockcroft, and his nephew John Crossley (junior), son of William's sister Mary Cockcroft, and John Crossley (senior) of Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft, William
[1845-1???] Son of Henry Cockcroft.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He married Phebe Ogden

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann Lobley [b 1871] who married Mr Hodgson

Cockcroft, William
[19??-19??] Director of Smith Bulmer & Company Limited [1949].

He lived at Maycroft, Holmfield

Cockcroft, William Henry
[1841-1914] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a retired saw mill manager [1911].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

In 1911, he was a widower living with his son John and family.

He died in Todmorden [Q3] 1914

Cockcroft, William Henry
[1848-1921] Hebden Bridge surveyor, estate agent, and architect who designed Blake Dean railway bridge, Foster Lane Chapel, Hebden Bridge, and Tin Mission, Hebden Bridge

His business was established in 1870 at West End, Hebden Bridge.

He was a trustee of, and a lay preacher at, Foster Lane Chapel, Hebden Bridge and Salem Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah Grace who married Edward Greenwood
  2. John Thomas
  3. Gilbert
  4. Jane Elizabeth
  5. Florence

The family lived at Hangingroyd Road, Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft, William Innes
[1875-1919] Son of John Cockcroft.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Roscoe & Cockcroft [1905].

In [Q1] 1913, he married Margaret E. Sheard in Halifax

Cockcroft, Willie
[1878-1917] Son of John Richard Cockcroft.

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

He died on board the hospital ship Delta on his way back from India [26th September 1917].

He was buried at sea.

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden, (possibly) on the Memorial at Walsden Wesleyan Chapel, on the Memorial at Shade Council School, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Shade Wesleyan Methodist Church

 

The Cockcroft family
The family were important cotton-producers in Todmorden.

See Henry Cockcroft, John Arthur Cockcroft, Croft Mill, Todmorden and Little Burlees, Wadsworth

The Cockcroft family of Mayroyd
The family lived at Mytholm Hall, Hebden Bridge and Mayroyd House, Hebden Bridge

Cockcroft surname
Another form of the surname is Cockroft

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

John de Cocckecroft is recorded in 1297.

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

Unattached BMDs for Cockcroft:


Baptism 1856; Marriages 1882, 1906
 

See Gauxholme Mill, Walsden



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