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Arthur Dewhirst [1878-1918]
Charles Dewhirst [1777-1???]
Charles Dewhirst [1895-1917]
Dan Dewhirst [1848-1925]
George Dewhirst [1895-1915]
George Frederick Dewhirst [1886-1918]
George Shoesmith Dewhirst [1889-1917]
Harry Dewhirst [1894-1917]
Hartley Dewhirst [1871-1949]
Henry Dewhirst [1833-1???]
Henry William Dewhirst [1895-1917]
Isaac Dewhirst [18??-18??]
Isaac Dewhirst [18??-19??]
Isaac Dewhirst [1829-1???]
James Dewhirst [18??-18??]
James Dewhirst [1824-1869]
James Dewhirst [1830-1???]
John Dewhirst [1824-1906]
Rev John Bickerton Dewhirst [17??-18??]
Luke Dewhirst [17??-1782]
Luke Dewhirst [18??-1???]
Peter Dewhirst [18??-19??]
Richard Dewhirst [1754-1???]
Robert Dewhirst [16??-16??]
Tabitha Dewhirst [1769-1855]
Walter Clarenden Dewhirst [1856-1???]
William Dewhirst [17??-18??]
William Dewhirst [1790-1842]
William Dewhirst [18??-18??]
William Dewhirst [18??-1915]
William Dewhirst [1822-1869]
William Henry Dewhirst [1860-1902]
Willie Dewhirst [1864-19??]
Wilson Dewhirst [1868-1918]
Young Dewhirst [1891-1915] 


Dewhirst, Arthur
[1878-1918] He worked for Mackintosh's.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 94 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died in Shelf Sanatorium [31st March 1918] (aged 40).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross with military honours.

He is remembered on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Dewhirst, Charles
[1777-1???] Youngest child of Luke Dewhirst.

He was educated at Hoxton Academy in London, where he trained to be an Independent Minister

Dewhirst, Charles
[1895-1917] Aka Charlie:

Son of Eliza (née Greenwood) & George Henry Dewhirst of Four Lane Ends, Midgley.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a worsted weaver.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds [28th May 1917] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XII B 29A].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Dewhirst, Dan
[1848-1925] Born in Halifax.

He was a machine fitter [1877].

In [Q4] 1877, he married Alice Jane Singleton Jones [1856-1938] in Halifax.


Alice Jane was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1879] who was a fish dresser
  2. Annie [b 1880]
  3. George Shoesmith
  4. Samuel Greg [1891-1960] who was a cabinet maker and joined the army Service Corps [19th Apr 1916] having been granted an Exemption from Combatant Service on Conscientious Grounds
  5. Ernest [1893-1944] who was a grocer's assistant

The family lived at 6 Alexander Street, Claremount [1911, 1916]

Dewhirst, George
[1895-1915] Son of Mrs Phoebe Dewhirst of 100 Greaves Road, Lancaster.

Born in Halifax.

He lived at 35 Woodside View, Boothtown.

He died of shrapnel wounds to the head at Hill 60 [28th June 1915] (aged 20).

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was buried at the Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery [Screen Wall 3 664], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dewhirst, George Frederick
[1886-1918]

In [Q1] 1908, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Peckett in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1911]

The family lived at 2 Back Dean Street, Pellon Lane.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 23rd April 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery [III E 33].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dewhirst, George Shoesmith
[1889-1917] Son of Dan Dewhirst.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the YMCA / a member of the Citizens' Guild of Help / a printer [boarding in Northampton 1911].

He lived at 6 Alexander Street, Claremount.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [26th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [108-111], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dewhirst, Harry
[1894-1917] Son of Willie Dewhirst.

He was a member of Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge & Sunday School / a sorter fustian [1911] / employed at the wholesale clothing works of Thomas Sutcliffe & Son Limited, Regent Works, Hangingroyd, Hebden Bridge.

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

He received shell wounds in the back [24th April 1917].

He died in a Dover hospital [9th June 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [4 20].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Dewhirst, Hartley
[1871-1949] Born in Halifax.

He was a twister [1916].

On 23rd December 1916, he married Annie Craven in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of
Richard Craven
 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1919]
  2. Margaret [28th May 1920] who died at birth

Annie died in Halifax [28th May 1920].

Hartley died in Pellon [9th September 1949]

Dewhirst, Henry
[1833-1???] He was a farm labourer [1861] / an ag.lab [1871] / a silk draper [1878]

He married Harriot [1835-1???].

Harriot was a weaver of damask [1861]

Children:

  1. Walter Clarenden
  2. John William [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  3. Sarah A [b 1868]
  4. Ellen [b 1869]
  5. Charlie [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • 12 Bank Top, Southowram [1861]
  • Gate Cottage, Southowram [1871]

Dewhirst, Henry William
[1895-1917] Son of William Henry Dewhirst.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Old Town Cricket Club / a member of Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth & choir / secretary of Old Town Methodist Sunday School / a cotton manufacturer's clerk with James Hoyle Limited at Acre Mill, Old Town [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [31st March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [9th January 1917].

He died at a casualty clearing station from a shell wound [5th March 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension [VI B 35.]

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Dewhirst, Isaac
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Halifax.

In 1854, he was declared bankrupt

Dewhirst, Isaac
[18??-19??] He was a worsted spinner in Elland / Chairman of Elland School Board [1891].

Of John Dewhirst & Company

He offered an apprenticeship to Albert Bailey.

He lived at Plains, Elland [1905]

Dewhirst, Isaac
[1829-1???] Born in Clayton.

He was bandmaster of the 4th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteers [1861].

He married Mary Ann [1829-1???].

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1853]

Son Joe, was also in the 4th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteers [1861].

The family lived at The Mount, Haley Hill [1861]

Dewhirst, James
[18??-18??] Todmorden-born artist.

He and his brother, William, established the Vale Academy, Todmorden. Around 1861, he became a cotton manufacturer

Dewhirst, James
[1824-1869] Son of William Dewhirst.

In 1856, he married Maria [1839-1865], daughter of James Nuttall.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

In 1851, he was a teacher at Vale House, Todmorden with his sisters Marian, Jane and Betty.

In 1861, he was still at Vale House, and was an agent for the sale of cotton goods

Dewhirst, James
[1830-1???] Born in Millwood, Todmorden.

On 20th May 1851, left England and sailed to Boston. He finally settled in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

In 1856, his future wife left Todmorden to become his assistant. They subsequently married

Dewhirst, John
[1824-1906] Born in Ovenden.

He was manager of worsted carders [1851] / worsted spinner employing 45 men, 50 women, 81 boys & 109 girls [1871] / master worsted spinner employing 164 men, 106 boys, 89 women & 104 girls [1881] / worsted spinner (employer) [1901] He established of John Dewhirst & Company.

In April 1844, he married Kitty Mitchell [1824-1891] born in Warley.

Children:

  1. William [b 1845]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1848]
  3. Mitchell [b 1851]
  4. Hannah [b 1853]
  5. Eliza [b 1857]
  6. Louisa [b 1860]
  7. Emily [b 1861]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was a visitor Martha Mitchell.

He placed a large stained-glass window in the front of the new Elland Wesleyan Chapel in memory of his family

Dewhirst, Rev John Bickerton
[17??-18??] A native of Cottingham. Minister at Northgate End Chapel for a few months [1797-1798]

Dewhirst, Luke
[17??-1782] Of Brantom Farm, Sowerby.

He owned the farm and 3 other cottages.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Charles

He gave instructions that his estate was to be sold when his youngest child attained the age of 21. In the mean time, profits from his farm were to be used for his children's education.

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [25th May 1782]

Dewhirst, Luke
[18??-1???] A farmer of Soyland.

On 14th July 1877, Samuel Caleb stole a mare from Dewhirst.

Caleb was sentenced to 20 years' penal servitude

Dewhirst, Peter
[18??-19??] In 1906, he married Fanny, widow of Frederick Scholes.

In 1911, he took over as innkeeper of the Wellington, Halifax.

Living with them in 1911 was adopted daughter Maude Bradshaw [aged 20]

Dewhirst, Richard
[1754-1???] Eldest son of Luke Dewhirst. He was a schoolmaster

Dewhirst, Robert
[16??-16??] Aka Dewhurst. Curate at Cross Stone [1663-1665] and Curate at Luddenden [1666]

Dewhirst, Tabitha
[1769-1855] Daughter of John Dewhirst.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [26th November 1769].

She married postmaster William Bagnold.

She succeeded her daughter Harriet as Halifax postmistress around 1812, and appears in the early 19th century trade directories in the Post Office at 10 Cheapside, Halifax. She retired in 1841 and was succeeded by her daughter Charlotte.

She was buried in Halifax Parish Church

Dewhirst, Walter Clarenden
[1856-1???] Son of Henry Dewhirst.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / a waggoner of Southowram [1878] / a cart driver [1881] / an engine driver [1891] / beerhouse keeper at the Reindeer Inn, Halifax [1901] / publican at the Brewers' Cellar, Halifax [1905]

In 1878, he married Mary Brook [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Southowram, was the daughter of labourer Joseph Brook
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [b 1880] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1891] a house painter [1901, 1911]
  2. Janey [b 1884] who was a silk twister [1901] assisting in father's business [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1887] who was a cook domestic [1901]

The family lived at

  • 66 New Street, Southowram [1881]
  • New Street, Southowram [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was his brother John W. Dewhirst [aged 22] (cart driver).

The evidence seems to suggest that his wife Mary had an illegitimate daughter and he took her on as his own between 1881 and 1891


In 1872, Elizabeth Ellen Brook daughter of Mary and engine tenter Joseph Brook, of New Street, Southowram, was baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

In 1881, Elizabeth. E Brook, [aged 8] was living with Mary's mother, Jane, in New Street, Southowram. She was recorded as being the daughter of Mary's mother

Living with them in 1891 was daughter Elizabeth E. Dewhirst [aged 18] (silk drawer) 

 

Dewhirst, William
[17??-18??] A cotton spinner of Shay Lane, Ovenden. He built Prospect Mill, Ovenden. In 1818, he was one of the founders of a Sunday School at Ovenden. He was a partner in W. & L. Dewhirst.

In 1825, he was an executor of Samuel Schorfield.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Dewhirst, William
[1790-1842] He was a teacher at Mytholmroyd School. Later, he became the first schoolmaster at Cross Stone and stayed for 11 years.

On 26th December 1816, he married Grace Stansfield [1793-1848].

Children:

  1. Mary or Marian
  2. Jane
  3. Betty
  4. William
  5. James

In 1841, the family was living at Cross Stone.

The announcement of his death in The Manchester Times & Gazette of 24th September 1842 said

He was a man of sound classical erudition, of considerable attainments in the mathematics, and eminently qualified as a preceptor of youth; and many who were his pupils can bear testimony to this mark of respect paid to his memory

Dewhirst, William
[18??-18??] Todmorden-born artist and lithographer

Dewhirst, William
[18??-1915] Or Dewhurst.

Brother of Mrs Martha Widdup of 16 Derby Street, Millwood

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

He died 13th May 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Dewhirst, William
[1822-1869] Son of William Dewhirst

In 1848, he married Sarah Firth.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

In 1851, they were living at Vale House, Todmorden. He was a schoolmaster.

He and his brother, James, established the Vale Academy, Todmorden.

He went into business with James Nuttall and established Nuttall & Dewhirst, cotton spinners and manufacturers

Dewhirst, William Henry
[1860-1902] Son of Henry Dewhirst, labourer.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a weaver of Lane Side, Wadsworth [1895] / a cotton weaver [1901].

On 23rd March 1895, he married Mary Hannah Uttley [1871-1943] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah, of Carrs, Wadsworth, was born in Wadsworth, the daughter of William Uttley, labourer.

She was widowed, and a winder (cotton) [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Henry William
  2. Dora [b 1898] who was a doffer in cotton mill [1911]
  3. Alice [b 1902]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Burley Carr, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • Lane Side, Wadsworth [1911, 1916]
  • 2 Walker Lane, Wadsworth [1917]

William Henry died [Q4] 1902 (aged 42) 

Dewhirst, Willie
[1864-19??] Son of Thomas Dewhirst, mason.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a weaver of Hebden View, Wadsworth [1889] / a cotton weaver [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1889, he married Hannah Maria Crabtree [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah Maria, of High Street, Heptonstall, was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of John Crabtree, plasterer.

She was a fustian finisher ready-made clothes [1911]

 

Children:

  1. John Thomas [b 1890] who was a lining cutter fustian [1911]
  2. Harry

The family lived at

  • Chiserley, Wadsworth [1891]
  • 5 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 31 Sackville Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Dewhirst, Wilson
[1868-1918] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Friendly Inn, Halifax [1905] / landlord of the Blue Ball, Triangle [1909, 1910]

Dewhirst, Young
[1891-1915] Son of Mr & Mrs Dewhirst of 12 Derby Street, Millwood, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [23rd November 1915] (aged 24).

He was buried at the White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

 

Dewhirst surname
A local variant of the surname Dewhurst.

Another local variant is Dews.

John Dewhurste is recorded in Halifax in 1572

The name originated in Lancashire

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Dewhirst, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Dewhirst:


Marriages 1899, 1900, 1901, 1916, 1943; Deaths 1835, 1899
 



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