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Mr Calvert [17??-1???]
Arthur Calvert [1895-1916]
Arthur Irvine Calvert [1888-1918]
Ben Calvert [1879-1???]
Clifford Calvert [1876-19??]
Rev Daniel Calvert [1794-1849]
Ernest Garrett Calvert [1921-1943]
Foster Calvert [1830-1882]
Frank Calvert [1854-1928]
Harold Calvert [1890-1927]
Hartley Calvert [1867-1???]
Henry Calvert [1847-1896]
Herbert Birch Calvert [1896-1988]
I. Calvert [18??-18??]
James Calvert [1774-1841]
James Calvert [1792-1857]
James Calvert [18??-1861]
James Calvert [1804-1883]
John Calvert [1769-1841]
John Calvert [1788-1850]
John Calvert [18??-1???]
John Calvert [1838-1901]
John J. Calvert [1883-1918]
John William Calvert [1849-19??]
John William Calvert [1877-1955]
Jonathan Calvert [1765-1826]
Jonathan Calvert [1798-1875]
Jonathan Calvert [1813-1868]
Jonathan Calvert [1821-1???]
Jonathan Calvert [1826-1890]
Rev Jonathan Calvert [1833-1908]
Rev Jonathan Calvert [1845-1911]
Jonathan Calvert [1862-1926]
Rev Joseph Mason Calvert [1818-1886]
Leonard Calvert [1847-19??]
Leonard Calvert [1886-1965]
Leonard Calvert [1899-1916]
Mrs Lily Calvert [18??-1???]
Miss Mary Calvert [18??-1???]
Midgley Calvert [1847-1???]
Midgley Calvert [1865-1948]
Miles Calvert [1840-1908]
Rev P. Calvert [19??-19??]
Canon Peter Noel Calvert [1941-]
Phillip Calvert [1814-1886]
Reuben Calvert [1759-1836]
Reuben Calvert [1766-1???]
Reuben Calvert [1835-1910]
Reuben Calvert [1839-1901]
Reuben Watson Calvert [1859-1902]
Richard Thomas Calvert [1886-1915]
Robert Calvert [1864-1???]
Robert Midgley Calvert [1829-1878]
Roby Calvert [1875-1923]
Thomas Calvert [18??-1???]
Thomas Calvert [1844-1899]
Thomas Walter Calvert [1886-1912]
Timothy Calvert [17??-18??]
W. E. Calvert [18??-19??]
William Calvert [1758-1843]
William Calvert [1775-18??]
William Calvert [1786-18??]
William Calvert [1798-1875]
William Calvert [18??-18??]
William Calvert [1807-1871]
William Calvert [1814-1888]
William Calvert [1827-1884]
William Calvert [1911-1941]
William Edward Calvert [1877-19??]
William Frederick Calvert [1843-1903]
William Reuben Calvert [1883-1953]
Willie Calvert [1899-1918]


Calvert, Mr
[17??-1???] An early member of The Calvert family.

His son Jonathan established the family's manufacturing business.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jonathan
  2. William

Calvert, Arthur
[1895-1916] Son of Sarah & Howorth Calvert of 134 Bacup Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [13A & 14C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Calvert, Arthur Irvine
[1888-1918] Son of Reuben Watson Calvert.

Born in West Vale [30th June 1888].

He was a labourer employed by Dempster & Bottomley [1908] / a maltster's labourer [1911].

On 25th December 1909, he married Annie Elizabeth Miles [1886-1966] at Elland Parish Church.


Annie Elizabeth was born in Stow
 

Children:

  1. Reuben [1910-1986]
  2. Rene [1913-1993]

The family lived at

  • 128 Elland Lane, Elland
  • Smithers Yard, Church Street, Elland

He joined the army [14th July 1908].

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

He died of wounds [19th April 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery [VII D 30].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial.

In [Q2] 1921, Annie Elizabeth married Harry Hanson in Halifax

Calvert, Ben
[1879-1???] Son of John William Calvert.

Born in Ovenden.

In 1891, he and brother Clifford were boarders at Hope House, Clifton Drive, Lytham, Blackpool

He was a worsted spinner overlooker [1901]

Calvert, Clifford
[1876-19??] Son of John William Calvert.

Born in Ovenden.

In 1891, he and brother Ben were boarders at Hope House, Clifton Drive, Lytham, Blackpool.

He was a worsted spinner overlooker [1901] / a partner in William Calvert & Sons [1905]

Calvert, Rev Daniel
[1794-1849] Son of Reuben Calvert.

He married Grace [1790-1847].

They lived at Calderbrook, Lancashire.

Grace died 3rd July 1847 (aged 57).

Daniel died 22nd September 1849 (aged 55).

The couple were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Ernest Garrett
[1921-1943] Son of Leah & John Calvert of Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Signalman with the Royal Corps of Signals.

He died 30th March 1943 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery [16A H 7]

Calvert, Foster
[1830-1882] Born in Halifax.

A plumber in Westgate.

On 12th September 1863, he was involved in the rescue of Mr Youings when the balloon Volunteer snagged on the chimney of Square Road Mill, and he was one of the men who recovered the balloon the following morning

In [Q2] 1851, he married Harriet Thompson [1833-1???] in Halifax.


Harriet came from Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1858] who was a cigar maker [1881]
  2. Lizzie [b 1861] who was a cigar maker [1881]
  3. Louis John [b 1868]
  4. Henry Ernest [b 1873]
  5. Florence [b 1878]
  6. James Carter [b 1880]
  7. Reuben Arthur [b 1880]

The family lived at 6 Regent Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Calvert, Frank
[1854-1928] Son of William Calvert.

He was a worsted spinner (partner) [1881] / partner in Calvert Brothers / a worsted spinner (employer) [1911].

After the bankruptcy of Calvert Brothers [1888], he moved to Huddersfield and became a successful worsted spinner.

In [Q3] 1879, he married Jane Butler Rothera [1852-1931] in Kidderminster


Jane was from Warley
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1880-1963] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]
  2. Florence [b 1882] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]
  3. Edith Annie [b 1883] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  4. Hilda [b 1886] who was a clerk & typist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 7 York Terrace, Northowram [1881]
  • 25 Thornton Lodge Road, Huddersfield [1911]

He died at 38 Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield [11th February 1928].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,496 17/11d.

Probate was granted to daughter Gertrude and Norman Henry Revell (engineer) 

Calvert, Harold
[1890-1927] In 1913, he married Mabel Binns [1888-1977] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith [1916-1985] who married [1934] Thomas L. Hainsworth

He died 14th March 1927.

After Harold's death, Mabel married [1930] John Scott in Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Wainstalls

Calvert, Hartley
[1867-1???] Son of Reuben Calvert.

In 1888, he married Mary Bradley, at Halifax Parish Church


Mary was the daughter of John Bradley
 

Calvert, Henry
[1847-1896] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Calvert Brothers / partner, worsted spinning [1881] / a worsted spinning manager [1891]

On 5th May 1875, he married Elizabeth Wainhouse at Park Chapel, Halifax. The service was conducted by Henry's brother John.


Elizabeth was the second daughter of Jonathan Calvert Wainhouse
 

Children:

  1. Malcolm Herbert [b 1876] who was steam engineer's apprentice [1891], and a steam engineer [1901]
  2. Ethel [b 1880]
  3. Annie [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • 27 Grays Mill House, Ovenden [1881]
  • Slead Cottage, Slead Lane, Brighouse [1891]
  • 38 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1896, 1901, 1902]

They both died at Gerrard Street

Calvert, Herbert Birch
[1896-1988] Son of Reuben Watson Calvert.

Born 10th February 1896.

He was a core maker

On 11th April 1920, he married Emily Rose Sanderson [1897-1968] at Elland Parish Church.


Emily Rose was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Kenneth [1922-1981] who was a butcher
  2. Marjorie Rose [b 1925]

Herbert died in Halifax [1988]

Calvert, I.
[18??-18??] Bootmaker at Halifax.

In January 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Calvert, James
[1774-1841] On 28th April 1794, he married Grace Murgatroyd [1773-1839].

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1795]
  2. Ann [b 1797]
  3. Reuben [1799-1828]
  4. James
  5. Mary [b 1805]
  6. Thomas [b 1806] who died in infancy
  7. John [1807-1828]
  8. Elizabeth [b 1810]
  9. Jonathan

The family lived at

  • [?] Little Mithan, Midgley [1805]
  • Hawksclough [1828]

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, James
[1792-1857] Son of Reuben Calvert.

Born in Ovenden.

He was independent [1841] / a wool carder [1851].

On 28th October 1811, he married Hannah Smith [1794-1853] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [b 1816]
  2. Phillip
  3. John [b 1816]
  4. Daniel Sutcliffe [1817]
  5. James [b 1819]
  6. Ruth [b 1821]
  7. Bridget [b 1825]
  8. Bridget [b 1827]

The family lived at

  • Cold Edge [1817, 1819]
  • Folley Hall [1821]
  • Grove Mill, Ovenden [1827]
  • Greaves Buildings, Northowram [1841]
  • 39 Lindwell, Greetland [1851]

Living with them [in 1851] were daughter Bridget and grandson Joseph Calvert [aged 9].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church with James's brother Sutcliffe [1803-1809]

Calvert, James
[18??-1861] Of Saltonstall.

He was a policeman in Manchester.

In April 1861, he left the police force and returned to his parents' house in Saltonstall [on 27th April 1861].

The following day, he met some acquaintances at the T' Cat i' th' Well, Luddenden Dean, and a quarrel broke out. When he left the pub around 11:00 pm, he and Matthew Wade began wrestling, during the course of which Calvert broke his leg. Knowing of the injury, Wade kicked the limb, and mortification set in.

Calvert died 5th May 1861.

The Coroner's Jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against Wade

Calvert, James
[1804-1883] (Possibly) son of James Calvert.

He was a farmer of 7 acres [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

On 6th November 1826, he married Ellen Greenwood [18??-1879?].

Children:

  1. Samuel who died in infancy
  2. Ruth [b 1827] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  3. Sarah [b 1830] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  4. Grace [b 1832] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  5. Mary [1836-1851]
  6. James [1839-1861] who was a woolcomber [1851]
  7. Ellen [b 1841] who was a factory operative [1851], a worsted weaver [1861]
  8. Ann [b 1846] who was a worsted twister [1861]

The family lived at Lower Green Edge, Warley [1841-1883].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, John
[1769-1841] Of Saltonstall.

He married Elizabeth [1766-1837].

Children:

  1. William

John & Elizabeth were buried at Booth Independent Church with their granddaughter Mary [1834-1844]

Calvert, John
[1788-1850] Son of William Calvert.

Born at Warley.

On the death of his uncle Jonathan Calvert [1826], the estate and business passed to John's father William.

John and brother Jonathan took over the business and established J. & J. Calvert.

The partnership ended when John died.

In 1811, he married Ellen Briggs [1790-1861] from Warley.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1812]
  2. William
  3. Sarah [b 1818] who married John Garnett
  4. Mary [b 1820]
  5. Ann [b 1821]
  6. Rebecca [b 1823]
  7. Jonathan
  8. John [1830-1831]
  9. James [1834-1836]

The family lived at

  • Wainstalls Mills [1831]
  • Wainstalls [1851]
  • Wainstalls Mills [1861]

John died 11th October 1850.

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, John
[18??-1???] Born in Todmorden.

He was an engineer [1885].

On 26th September 1885, he married Selina Johnson [18??-1???] in Halifax.


Selina was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Richard Thomas

Calvert, John
[1838-1901] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter [1871] / a partner in Calvert Brothers / a bookkeeper [1891]

In October 1888, the Calvert Brothers partnership was declared bankrupt with losses of £230,000.

Calvert went missing after the failure and it was alleged that he had taken valuable assets with him. The trustees offered a reward of £200 for his apprehension.

In November 1888, he was apprehended at Leyburn.

In March 1889, in Leeds, he pleaded guilty to extensive wool frauds, in which goods valued at £130,000 were obtained on credit within 4 months of bankruptcy, and sold at less than cost. He was sentenced to 15 months' hard labour. His 3 brothers were discharged.

Tom Farrar, a wool top merchant, was found guilty of aiding and abetting in the frauds, and was sentenced to 18 months' hard labour.

In October 1860, he married (1) Ann Greenwood [1837-1874] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Herbert Calvert Greenwood [1858-1910] who was born out of wedlock, a mill hand [1871]
  2. Sarah Jane [1861-1915]
  3. Maurice [1864-1865] who died aged 7 months

Ann died in 1874.

In March 1876, he married (2) Harriet Greenwood? [1843-1906] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Walter Vernon [1876-1942]
  2. John Harold [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Kell Butts, Warley [1871]
  • Huddersfield [1891]

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, John J.
[1883-1918] Son of Elizabeth Ann & William Calvert.

In [Q2] 1911, he married Charlotte A. Whittaker in Todmorden.

They lived at 54 Industrial Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [4th November 1918] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Sebourg British Cemetery [B 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Calvert, John William
[1849-19??] JP.

Son of William Calvert.

Born in Wainstall [20th August 1849].

He was a worsted spinner [1881] / a worsted manufacturer [1891] / a worsted spinner (employer) [1901] / a partner in William Calvert & Sons / Justice of the Peace [1894] / a member of the Ovenden School Board [17 years] / Chairman of the Ovenden School Board [6 years] / a trustee of Joseph Crossley's Almshouses / a trustee of Somerscale's Charity / a trustee of Bowcock's Charity / Deacon of the Congregationalist Church / Superintendent of the Congregationalist Sunday School / Chairman of the Ovenden Liberal Association

He had no connection with the family business, I. & I. Calvert.

In 1874, he married Lucy Ann Aspinall in Halifax.


Lucy Ann was the daughter of William Aspinall
 

Children:

  1. Roby
  2. Clifford
  3. Ben
  4. Jessie [b 1881]

The family lived at

Calvert, John William
[1877-1955] Son of Midgley Calvert.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stoker [1898].

He lived at 11 Morley Hall Terrace, Sowerby [1898].

On 9th April 1898, he married Sarah Dixon [1878-1939] at Halifax Parish Church


Sarah, of Town Syke, Midgley, was born in Monk Fryston, the daughter of William Dixon
 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Clifford [1900-1978]
  3. Percy [1904-1948]
  4. Cyril [1908-1990]
  5. May [1912-1981] who married [1933] Walter Priestley

The family lived at

  • Greenroyd, Midgley [1901]
  • 15 Bank Buildings, Luddenden [1911]

Calvert, Jonathan
[1765-1826] Son of Mr Calvert.

He was a weaver of Midgley [1787].

He bought the Water Mill / Old Mill at auction [1821]. He established a spinning business at the mill.

On 24th December 1789, he married Elizabeth Tillotson.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael Tillotson
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1789-1793]

On his death [7th December 1826], the business and estate passed to his brother William Calvert.

Jonathan died owing £500 to Jonas Patchett and £1,000 to George Haigh. William had to mortgage the property with Richard Airton to repay the creditors

The family lived at Holme House, Warley [1826].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Jonathan
[1798-1875] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Warley.

He was a worsted spinner & manufacturer employing 31 men, 20 boys, 119 women & 30 girls [1851] / a worsted spinner & manufacturer [1861] / a retired worsted spinner [1871].

On the death of his uncle Jonathan Calvert [1826], the estate and business passed to John's father William.

Jonathan and brother John took over the business and established J. & J. Calvert

He never married.

They lived at

Living with him were his sisters Sarah and Ann [1851, 1861, 1871] and a nephew W.H. or W.F. (aged 7) [1851].

He died 7th November 1875 [aged 77].

He was buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Jonathan
[1813-1868] Son of James Calvert.

He was a farmer [1841] / a hand loom weaver [b 1851] / a farmer of 9 acres [1861].

He married Betty [1815-1892]

Children:

  1. John who died in infancy
  2. William who died in infancy
  3. Elizabeth [b 1836]
  4. Reuben
  5. Grace [b 1840]]
  6. James [b 1842]
  7. Mary [b 1846]
  8. Abraham [b 1849]
  9. Thomas [b 1851]
  10. Ann [1853-1914]

The family lived at

  • Upper Saltonstall [1841, 1851]
  • Dry Carr, Midgley [1861]
  • Rose Hill, Midgley [1868]

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Jonathan
[1821-1???] Son of William Calvert of Saltonstall.

Baptised 29th April 1822

Calvert, Jonathan
[1826-1890] Son of John Calvert.

He was known as Jonathan Calvert Junior or Young Jonathan.

He and his brother William joined their uncle Jonathan Calvert in J. & J. Calvert. William entered the business about 1834, and Jonathan entered the business in 1846.

He was a worsted spinner [1851, 1871] / a farmer of 26 acres and worsted spinner with 221 hands [1881].

Around 1870, he was running the business.

Around 1877, he changed the name and the business became known as I. & I. Calvert

He was joined by other members of the family.

He retired in 1887 and left the business to nephews Thomas and Walter Garnett.

In April 1867, he married Eliza Nicholl at Sion Chapel, Halifax. The service was conducted by Rev Bryan Dale assisted by Rev William Thomas, brother-in-law of the groom.


Eliza was the daughter of Thomas Nicholl
 

The family lived at

Living with him was his sister Rebecca [1871, 1881], and a visitor Elizabeth Jackson [aged 45] from Ovenden [1881]

Calvert, Rev Jonathan
[1833-1908] Born in Acomb, York.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1862].

He died from pneumonia in Norfolk, Virginia [30th September 1908]

Calvert, Rev Jonathan
[1845-1911] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Halifax.

In 1871, he was a Student of Theology and a visitor staying with Rebecca and Thomas Robert Richardson and family – including his future wife Emma – at 42 Hanover Street, Plumstead, Kent.

He was a clergyman at Ipswich [1875] / Independent Minister of Beccles Chapel [1881] / Congregational Minister at Fulham [1891] / Minister at Margate [1901].

In 1873, he married Emma Richardson in Woolwich.

Children:

  1. Nora [b 1874]
  2. Maud [b 1875]
  3. Edith Emma [b 1877]
  4. Mary [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Saltgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk [1881]
  • 37 Dancer Road, Fulham [1891]
  • 24 Addington Square, Margate [1901]

He died at Woodford, Essex and was buried at Chingford

Calvert, Jonathan
[1862-1926] He married Hannah Gledhill [1861-1942].

Jonathan died 1st February 1926 (aged 64).

Hannah died 15th July 1942 (aged 81).

They were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram in the grave of Abraham Gledhill

Calvert, Rev Joseph Mason
[1818-1886] A native of Colne. He was the first pastor at Holywell Green Congregational Church [January 1867]. In June 1870, he left to live in property at Gargrave which had been left to him by a relative

Calvert, Leonard
[1847-19??] Son of William Calvert.

He was a worsted spinner [1881, 1891, 1901] / in business at Illingworth Mills, Ovenden / a Councillor for Halifax Illingworth ward [1894]

He had no connection with the family business, I. & I. Calvert.

In [Q3] 1873, he married Hannah Aspinall [1848-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Matilda [b 1875] who died unmarried at Illingworth House on 18th July 1950
  2. William Edward
  3. Gertrude [b 1878] who married [1913] Bernard Brooks from Clapham
  4. Edgar [b 1882] who was a woolcomber [1901]
  5. Mary [b 1889]

The family lived at Illingworth House [1881, 1905, 1913].

Calvert, Leonard
[1886-1965] Son of Reuben Watson Calvert.

Born 15th August 1886

He was a cloth finisher.

In 1910, he married Sarah Jane Mallinson [1887-1974] in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [1910-1996]

Leonard died in Halifax [1965]

Calvert, Leonard
[1899-1916] Son of Thomas Walter Calvert

Born in Halifax.

He was a part timer at Queen's Road School / bobbin setter [1911].

After the death of their parents' [1912], he and his brother younger Harry were living with their uncle Harry Calvert at 11 Matlock Street, Lee Mount.

On 29th April 1914, Leonard [aged 15] left London for Melbourne on the P&O ship Borda, travelling 3rd class.

During World War I, he joined the Australian contingent, and served as a Private with the 14th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He was wounded fighting in the Dardanelles, and hospitalised in England.

After recovering, he was sent to France, and was killed on the evening of his first day in the trenches [11th August 1916] (aged 17).

He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, and on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

His brother Harry also served as a Private in World War I.

Calvert, Mrs Lily
[18??-1???] Poet. Her work was included in Sam Mellor's collection of work by the Calder Valley Poets

Calvert, Miss Mary
[18??-1???] The teacher at The Old School, Warley [1871]. There were around 200 scholars. She was assisted by a pupil-teacher, Ann Sutcliffe

Calvert, Midgley
[1847-1???] Son of William Calvert.

He was a factory boy in a worsted mill [1861] / a wool sorter [1871, 1881]

On 23rd July 1873, he married Ann (Annie) Ratcliffe Hargreaves of Ovenden, at Park Chapel.

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1874]
  2. Janet [b 1876]
  3. John William
  4. Annie [b 1879]

The family lived at 6 Burnby Road, Formby, Lancashire [1881]

Calvert, Midgley
[1865-1948] Son of Miles Calvert.

Born 22nd December 1864.

He was a worsted overlooker [1891] / Managing Director of M. & M. Calvert Limited [1905] / a town councillor.

In 1888, he married (1) Clara Brier [1864-1928].


Clara was born 23rd October 1864
 

In 1936, a Clara Calvert is listed as Fruiterer and Greengrocer at 177 Pellon Lane, Halifax.

Clara died 14th June 1928.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £831 11/2d

In 1929, he married (2) Annie Wells in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 4 Bridge Terrace, Warley [1891]
  • The Bungalow, Brant Avenue, Illingworth [1928, 1948]

Midgley died 12th May 1948.

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Calvert, Miles
[1840-1908] Son of William Calvert.

Born August 12th 1840.

He was ag.lab [1861] / a blacksmith [1864] / ag.lab [1871, 1881] / a worsted spinner (employer) [1891] / a partner in M. & M. Calvert

On 2nd November 1864, he married Priscilla Sutcliffe [1842-1902] of Warley.

Children:

  1. Midgley
  2. William Henry [b 1866]
  3. Mary Priscilla [b 1868]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1871]
  5. Matilda [1873-1941]
  6. Fred [b 1876]
  7. Frank Thomas [b 1878]
  8. Miles Aked [b 1880]
  9. John Walter [b 1882]
  10. Leonard [1887-1888] who died aged 5 months
  11. Annie [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • Rose Cottage, Warley [1871]
  • Rose Hill Cottage, Warley [1881]
  • Moor Bottom Farm, Wainstalls [1879]
  • 1 Forest Grove, Ovenden [1891, 1905]
  • Keighley Road, Ovenden [1908]

Miles died 17th March 1908.

A report of his death noted that one or more of his sons were living in Canada.

Priscilla died 10th May 1902.

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Calvert, Rev P.
[19??-19??] Vicar of Todmorden [1984] and Priest-in-Charge of Cross Stone [1984]. He was also Rural Dean of the Calder Valley

Calvert, Canon Peter Noel
[1941-] Born in Pontefract. He was Curate at Brighouse [1966-1971] / Vicar of Heptonstall [1971-1982] / Vicar of Todmorden [1982-2007]

Calvert, Phillip
[1814-1886] Son of James Calvert.

Born in Warley.

He was a cotton twister [1851] / a cotton spinner [1861] / a manager [1871] / a silk spinner [1881].

On 16th April 1838, he married Hannah Sutcliffe [1811-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Warley the daughter of Hannah & James Sutcliffe.

She was a cotton piecer [1861]

 

They lived at

  • Ovenden [1851]
  • 48 Heights, Ovenden [1861]
  • 6 Oxford Terrace, Siddal [no mention of wife Hannah 1871]
  • 18 Oxford Terrace, Siddal [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] was Sarah's widowed mother Hannah Sutcliffe

Calvert, Reuben
[1759-1836] In 1785, he married (1) Bridget Sutcliffe of Langfield, at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1789-1826]

He married (2) Bridget [1794-1813]

He died 3rd December 1836 [in his 77th year].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Reuben
[1766-1???] On 26th April 1785, he married Bridget Sutcliffe at Heptonstall

Children:

  1. William
  2. John [b 1787]
  3. James
  4. Daniel
  5. Mary [b 1797]
  6. Jane [b 1800]
  7. Sutcliffe [1803-1809]
  8. Reuben [b 1806]

The family lived at Cold Edge, Warley [1790s].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Reuben
[1835-1910] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Warley [22nd July 1835].

He was a spindle maker [1855], a spindle & fly maker [1871], an engineer's mechanic – tool maker [1891], a machine tool maker [1901], and a partner in Calvert & Aspinall

He continued in business on his own as engineer and tool maker at Green Mount Iron Works, Halifax [1876].

In 1890, he is recorded as being

the sole maker in Great Britain and Ireland of Rogers' celebrated saw sharpening and knife grinding machines

and

the sole agent in the district for Hart's patent Detroit wire strengthened emery and carborundum wheels

On 18th October 1855, he married Mary Waddington [1835-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Warley, was the daughter of bookkeeper Stephen Waddington
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1856] who was a telegraph clerk [1871]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1858]
  3. Sarah Ann [1860-1862]
  4. Sarah Ellen [1861-1905] who married William Thomas
  5. William Waddington [1861-1865]
  6. Reuben [b 1865]
  7. William [b 1866]
  8. Joseph [b 1875] who was an apprentice mechanic – tool maker [1891]
  9. Vera [b 1878]
  10. (possibly) Nellie

The family lived at

  • Gibson Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 30 Cobden Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 11 Thompson Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 324 Gibbet Street, Halifax [where he died 1910]

He died 5th December 1910.

An Obituary Notice said

He started business in partnership with Cornelius Redman, Mr Parker and Mr Balme in Stead Street, Halifax.

Later he started on his own account in Roebucks Yard and then transferred to Green Mount Iron Works. He had two sons in the business: William & Joseph.

Among his business competitors, he was held in high esteem for his fair dealing and held in high regard by his employees.

He leaves four sons and two daughters.

The Mourners included: Mr & Mrs Willie Calvert, Joseph, Vera & Nellie Calvert, W. Thomas, Emily Calvert, Thomas & Jimmie Calvert, Anthony Calvert, Midgley Calvert, Chris Wade, and John Henry Calvert

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Reuben
[1839-1901] Son of Jonathan Calvert.

Born in Upper Saltonstall.

He was an overlooker [1863] / a worsted overlooker [1871, 1881, 1891] / overlooker in mill [1901].

In 1863, he married Ann Baron [1839-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was the daughter of John Baron
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ellen [1864-1885]
  2. John Baron [1865-1879]
  3. Hartley
  4. Sam [1870-1871]
  5. Wallace / Wallis [b 1872] who was a worsted overlooker [b 1891]
  6. Jonathan [1875-1899]
  7. Edith Alice [b 1881]

The family lived at

  • Spring Mill, Cold Edge [1871]
  • Jowler, Warley [1881]
  • 36 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Dean Clough, Halifax [1901]

Calvert, Reuben Watson
[1859-1902] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a plumber.

On 4th February 1883, he married Alice Eliza Birch [1861-1943] at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Alice Eliza was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. William Reuben
  2. Alfred [1884-1915] who was a hairdresser, served with the
  3. Elsie May [1891-1976] Northumberland Fusiliers [World War I] and was discharged [late 1914] being unfit for service
  4. Leonard
  5. Arthur Irvine
  6. Gladys [1890-1952] who was a worsted finisher, and married [Elland 1919] Leonard Westmoreland [1894-1939] (machine oiler) 
  7. Elsie May [1891-1976]
  8. Herbert Birch

The children were born in West Vale and baptised at St John the Evangelist, West Vale

Calvert, Richard Thomas
[1886-1915] Son of John Calvert.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a dyer in a velvet dye works.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action [25th September 1915].

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial [42-44]

Calvert, Robert
[1864-1???] Son of Robert Midgley Calvert.

He was an accounts clerk [1881, 1891] / Assistant Rate Collector for Halifax Town Council [1892].

In 1886, he married Ruth Ann Riley [1863-19??] from Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Redcar Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 1 Whitegate Road, Siddal [1901]

Living with them in 1901 was niece Ruth Riley [aged 10] from Burnley.

On 15th August 1906, he absconded with £916 5/- from the Rates funds. He fled to London with a lady friend, Alice Tomlinson.

They were living in Upton Park, East Ham where they ran a shop under the name of Mr and Mrs Tomlinson. The police printed photographs of the couple in the Daily Mirror and a neighbour recognised them and went to the police. Calvert was subsequently apprehended and brought before Halifax Borough Court where he was committed to Leeds Assizes and charged for embezzlement in May 1907. He returned £345 and was imprisoned for 6 months

Calvert, Robert Midgley
[1829-1878] Son of William Calvert.

He was a farmer of warley [1851] / a Police Sergeant in Halifax [1871] / a Police Inspector [1878].

On 24th March 1851, he married Nanny Hoyle [1827-1904] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nanny was the daughter of William Hoyle
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1852]
  2. Mary [b 1854]
  3. Robert

The family lived at

  • Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • Clarence Street, Halifax [1878]
  • 30 Cobden Street, Halifax [1881]

On 1st October 1878, he died of typhoid fever. An obituary recorded

He had been in the Police force for 23 years during which time not a single complaint had been lodged against him

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Calvert, Roby
[1875-1923] Son of John William Calvert.

Born in Halifax.

In 1891, he was a pupil at Tettenhall College, Staffordshire.

In 1909, he married Mary Kathleen Duff in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry Roby

Calvert, Thomas
[18??-1???] Of Walsden. On 12th April 1869, he was convicted at Salford Quarter Sessions of passing base coins at Todmorden, and was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment.

See Coiners

Calvert, Thomas
[1844-1899] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Warley [16th August 1844].

He was a manager at Josiah Aked's worsted mill in Pellon Lane [1871] / worsted manager [1881] / a worsted manufacturer [1891]

He joined his uncle Jonathan in the family business, I. & I. Calvert [1879]. He was responsible for the day-to-day management of all the firm's mills.

In October 1869, he married Hannah [1845-1914] at Booth Congregational Chapel.


Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Greenwood of Carr House, Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Eric Clement [b 1870]
  2. Horace Arnold [b 1873]
  3. Beatrice [b 1876]
  4. Walter Aubrey G [1879-1904]

The family lived at

  • 1 Wentworth Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • Calvert's Mill, Wainstalls [1881]
  • Moorfield, Warley [1891]

He retired in 1897

He died 25th March 1899.

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, Thomas Walter
[1886-1912] Son of John Calvert, coachman.

Born in Outlane.

He was a carter of Swires Road, Halifax [1897] / a grocery driver [1901] / a driver for brewery [1911].

In 1897, he married Mary Ann Wilson [1878-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Harrison Road, Halifax, was born in Kentish Town, London, the daughter of William James Wilson, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. child who died young before 1911
  2. Leonard
  3. Harry [b 1901]
  4. Norman [b 1903]
  5. Harold [b 1909]
  6. Florence [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 10 Lorne Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 16 North Castle Street, Halifax [1911]

Mary Ann died [Q1] 1912.

Thomas Walter died [Q4] 1912 (aged 37).

After their parents' deaths, the children were living with their uncle Harry Calvert at 11 Matlock Street, Lee Mount

Calvert, Timothy
[17??-18??] He married Hannah [1781-1817].

He died at the age of 67.

They were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, W. E.
[18??-19??] He lived at Illingworth House.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Philip who married [1935?] Margaret Stell from Keighley

Calvert, William
[1758-1843] Of New House, Warley, Tree and, and New Holme

Son of Mr Calvert.

He married Sarah [1765-1807].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Jonathan
  3. Sarah [1796-1876] who died at New Holme, Warley
  4. Ann [1802-1883]

On the death of his brother Jonathan Calvert [in 1826], the estate and business passed to William.

Jonathan died owing £500 to Jonas Patchett and £1,000 to George Haigh. William had to mortgage the Water Mill / Old Mill property with Richard Airton to repay the creditors

His sons, John and Jonathan entered into the loan agreement, and took over the business as J. & J. Calvert.

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, William
[1775-18??] Born in Warley.

He married Bridget [1779-18??] from Warley.

Children:

  1. William

Calvert, William
[1786-18??] Son of Reuben Calvert.

Born in Midgley.

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a late weaver [1851].

He married Sarah [1787-18??] from Ovenden.

The family lived at

  • Delvers Square, Ovenden [1841]
  • Ovenden Moor [1851]

Calvert, William
[1798-1875] Son of John Calvert.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 28 acres [1851] / a farmer of 50 acres [1861] / a retired farmer [1871].

On 26th March 1821, he married Mary Midgley [1802-1878].

Children:

  1. John [b 1822]
  2. Martha [b 1823]
  3. William [b 1827]
  4. Robert Midgley
  5. Joseph [b 1833]
  6. Mary [1834-1844]
  7. Reuben
  8. Elizabeth [b 1838]
  9. Miles
  10. Midgley
  11. John [1855-1866]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was daughter-in-law Nanny Calvert [aged 25].

Living with them in 1871 were son Midgley, daughter Elizabeth, two grandsons John W. Wade and Charles Wade granddaughter Mary Hannah Wade [aged 8].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, William
[18??-18??] Secretary to the Todmorden Weavers' Association.

On 25th March 1891, he was charged with

intimidating Rosanna Greenwood, a weaver at Bancroft & Company, where a strike was taking place

Crabtree Marshall was charged with a similar offence in February.

On 5th March 1891, Calvert was fined 20/- plus 21/- costs – or 14 days in prison – for an assault upon John Nowell in connection with the strike at Bancroft & Company's Millsteads Mill, Castle Street

Calvert, William
[1807-1871] Son of William Calvert.

Born in Wadsworth [6th March 1807].

Baptised at Booth [27th March 1807].

He was a wool sorter [1851, 1861].

On 26th December 1836, he married Sarah Marsland [1809-1886] at Booth Town, Warley.

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1837-1841]
  2. John
  3. Mary [1841-1907] who married Henry Moses
  4. William Frederick
  5. Jonathan
  6. Henry
  7. Eliza Ann [1852-1923]
  8. Frank [1854-1928]

The family lived at Newholme Cottages, Wainstalls [1851, 1861].

William died 2nd April 1871.

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

The will was proved by sons John and William Frederick

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church with daughter Mary Moses and family

Calvert, William
[1814-1888] Son of John Calvert.

Born at Booth.

He and his brother Jonathan joined their uncle Jonathan Calvert in J. & J. Calvert. William entered the business about 1834, and Jonathan entered the business in 1846.

William left the partnership in 1866 to set up his own business with his 2 sons Leonard and Unknown They were at West Grove Mills, Halifax. Around 1871, they went to Illingworth where they established William Calvert & Sons.

He was an overlooker at worsted spinners [1841, 1851] / a worsted spinner [1861, 1871] / a farmer of 16 acres [1881]

In 1838, he married Mary Silverwood [1814-1888] from Long Preston, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1839]
  2. Reuben [1842-1849]
  3. Ellen Ann [1851-1852]
  4. Thomas
  5. John William
  6. Leonard
  7. Matilda [1853-1871]
  8. Louisa [b 1856] who married William Tomlinson

The family lived at

  • Wainstalls, Halifax [1841]
  • Newholme Cottages, Wainstalls [1851]
  • Spring Mill, Warley [1861]
  • 16 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Illingworth Hall, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder William Tomlinson [aged 18] (clerk in mill).

Living with them in 1881 were nephews William Tomlinson [aged 28] and Reuben Tomlinson [aged 18].

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, William
[1827-1884] Of Far Broad Fold, Midgley.

He was a clog & patten maker [1861] / a farmer of 5 acres & a clogger [1871].

On 7th September 1852, he married (1) Elizabeth Garforth [1824-1862] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Anthony [1853-1934] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]
  2. Martha [1857-1927] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]
  3. Jonathan [1862-1926] who was a worsted mill hand & scholar [1871]

Elizabeth died in 1862.

In 28th June 1864, he married (2) Sarah Pickles at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah 1865-1889
  2. John William 1866-1927
  3. Mary Elizabeth 1873-1940

The family lived at

  • 6 Booth, Midgley [1861]
  • Lacy Fold, Midgley [1871]

Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church

Calvert, William
[1911-1941] Son of Mary Ann & Gibson Calvert.

In [Q2] 1941, he married Ivy Waddington in Calder District.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Seaman with the Royal Naval Patrol Service aboard HM Trawler Phineas Beard.

He died 8th December 1941 (aged 30)  when his ship was bombed by the Luftwaffe, and sank off Peterhead, Scotland, with the loss of 12 crew.

He is remembered on Lowestoft Naval Memorial [5 2]

Calvert, William Edward
[1877-19??] Son of Leonard Calvert.

He was a worsted spinner [1901] / a partner in William Calvert & Sons [1905]

Calvert, William Frederick
[1843-1903] Son of William Calvert.

Born 19th April 1843.

He was a factory overlooker [1871] / a partner in Calvert Brothers / a master worsted spinner [1881].

In 1871, he married (1) Elizabeth Moorland Bracken [1840-1881] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jessie [b 1877]
  2. Alan [b 1879] who was an overlooker in a worsted mill [1901]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1881] was Elizabeth's mother Mary Bracken [aged 72] (retired grocer).

In 1883, he married (2) Emily Greenwood [1850-1922] in Halifax

He died 20th June 1903.

William and his wives were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Calvert, William Reuben
[1883-1953] Son of Reuben Watson Calvert.

Born in West Vale [14th August 1883]

He was a labourer in a steel foundry.

In 1907, he married Alice Heppleston [1887-1963] in Wakefield.


Alice was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Hilda May [b 1909]
  2. Mildred [b 1910]
  3. Jack [b 1911]
  4. Sylvia [b 1913]
  5. Leslie [b 1914]
  6. Eric [1917-1917]
  7. Ruby [b 1919]
  8. William Arthur [1921-1996]

He died in Elland [1953]

Calvert, Willie
[1899-1918] Son of John William Calvert.

Born in Midgley.

He was a cotton piecer [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [21st May 1917], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He went to France [1st April 1918].

He died of wounds [4th November 1918].

He was buried at the Artres Communal Cemetery.

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

 

The Calvert family
The family were important – and infamous – mill-owning in Wainstalls and Luddenden.

Mr Calvert was an early member of the family.

His son Jonathan established the family's manufacturing business.

Their mills included

See The Appleyard family of Wainstalls, I. & I. Calvert and J. & J. Calvert

Calvert surname
An occupational surname for a calf-herd, someone who tends cattle and calves.

John Calverde is recorded at York in 1309

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

Unattached BMDs for Calvert:


Death 1866
 



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