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Mr Fielden [1???-1???]
A. Nicholas Fielden [18??-19??]
Abraham Fielden [1???-1681]
Abraham Fielden [1???-17??]
Abraham Fielden [1???-1858]
Abraham Fielden [16??-1644]
Abraham Fielden [16??-1715]
Abraham Fielden [16??-1723]
Abraham Fielden [1704-1779]
Abraham Fielden [1762-1840]
Abraham Fielden [1805-1862]
Abraham Fielden [1806-1856]
Abraham Fielden [1807-1855]
Abraham Fielden [1816-1886]
Allan Fielden [1896-1918]
Ann Fielden [1819-1870]
Anne Fielden [1745-1786]
Anthonie Fielden [1???-1???]
Arthur Fielden [1891-1918]
Barker Fielden [1842-1848]
Bartholomew Fielden [1???-15??]
Bartholomew Fielden [15??-1600]
Bartholomew Fielden [15??-1613]
Bentley Fielden [18??-19??]
Edgar Fielden [18??-19??]
Edith Fielden [1860-1???]
Edward Fielden [1883-1950]
Edward Brocklehurst Fielden [1857-1942]
Eli Fielden [1780-1848]
Elizabeth Fielden [1595-1639]
Ely Fielden [1???-1???]
Enoch Fielden [1777-1849]
Fielden Fielden [1851-1919]
Frank Fielden [1885-1962]
Fred Fielden [1860-1915]
Fred Fielden [1866-1934]
Fred Fielden [1891-1918]
Fred Fielden [1904-19??]
Frederick Fielden [1879-1918]
Gilbert Sutcliffe Fielden [1894-1917]
Hannah Fielden [16??-1???]
Harold Fielden [1???-194?]
Harold Fielden [1894-1917]
Harold Fielden [1897-1918]
Henry Fielden [1710-1762]
Herbert Fielden [1863-1911]
Howorth Fielden [1847-1923]
Hugh Fielden [1928-1946]
Isaac Fielden [1???-1859]
James Fielden [1???-15??]
James Fielden [1???-1594]
James Fielden [1???-19??]
James Fielden [1760-1837]
James Fielden [1768-1828]
James Fielden [1779-1836]
James Fielden [1788-1852]
James Fielden [1798-1855]
James Fielden [18??-18??]
James Fielden [18??-19??]
James Fielden [18??-19??]
James Fielden [1808-1881]
James Baron Fielden [1810-1851]
Jane Fielden [1817-1897]
Jeffrey Fielden [1???-1561]
Jeffrie Fielden [1???-1???]
John Fielden [1???-1646]
John Fielden [1???-18??]
John Fielden [16??-1734]
John Fielden [1612-1697]
John Fielden [1625-1715]
John Fielden [1643-1711]
John Fielden [1698-1751]
John Fielden [1704-1787]
John Fielden [1712-1757]
John Fielden [1712-1790]
John Fielden [1730-1807]
John Fielden [1738-1807]
John Fielden [1741-1822]
John Fielden [1758-1802]
John Fielden [1761-1836]
John Fielden [1765-1843]
John Fielden [1770-1853]
John Fielden [1784-1849]
John Fielden [1786-1840]
John Fielden [1791-1868]
John Fielden [1798-1850]
John Fielden [1799-1878]
John Fielden [18??-1???]
John Fielden [1804-1887]
John Fielden [1812-1860]
John Fielden [1822-1893]
John Fielden [1824-1875]
John Fielden [1825-1853]
John Fielden [1853-1865]
John Fielden [1863-19??]
John Fielden [1893-191?]
John Ashton Fielden [1859-1942]
John Haigh Fielden [1845-1877]
John Sutcliffe Fielden [1869-1939]
John William Haigh Fielden [1857-1903]
Joseph Fielden [1838-1908]
Joshua Fielden [1???-1665]
Joshua Fielden [16??-1693]
Joshua Fielden [16??-1716]
Joshua Fielden [1650-1727]
Joshua Fielden [1702-1731]
Joshua Fielden [1707-1781]
Joshua Fielden [1739-1812]
Joshua Fielden [1748-1811]
Joshua Fielden [1766-1855]
Joshua Fielden [1778-1843]
Joshua Fielden [1778-1847]
Joshua Fielden [1827-1887]
Josiah Fielden [1872-1951]
Lord Fielden [1852-1907]
Luke Fielden [1840-1910]
Mally Fielden [1766-1???]
Mally Fielden [1804-1857]
Nicholas Fielden [15??-1626]
Nicholas Fielden [16??-1714]
Nicholas Fielden [1701-1729]
Nicholas Fielden [1766-1836]
Percy Fielden [1897-1918]
Richard Fielden [18??-1???]
Robert Fielden [1793-1874]
Robert Fielden [18??-1864]
Robert Fielden [1826-1897]
Robert Fielden [1840-1900]
Robert Fielden [1882-1950]
Sam Fielden [1898-1918]
Samuel Fielden [1???-1???]
Samuel Fielden [16??-1722]
Samuel Fielden [1711-1798]
Samuel Fielden [1722-1745]
Samuel Fielden [1727-1799]
Samuel Fielden [1737-1809]
Samuel Fielden [1747-1801]
Samuel Fielden [1769-1844]
Samuel Fielden [1771-1847]
Samuel Fielden [1772-1825]
Samuel Fielden [1790-18??]
Samuel Fielden [1804-1852]
Samuel Fielden [1817-1889]
Samuel Fielden [1824-1896]
Samuel Fielden [1839-1902]
Samuel Fielden [1847-1922]
Samuel Baron Fielden [1808-1860]
Sarah Fielden [16??-16??]
Stuart Fielden [1979-]
Susan Fielden [1711-1791]
Thomas Fielden [16??-1725]
Thomas Fielden [1704-1785]
Thomas Fielden [1740-1810]
Thomas Fielden [1751-1787]
Thomas Fielden [1790-1869]
Thomas Fielden [18??-1865]
Thomas Fielden [1829-1896]
Thomas Fielden [1854-1897]
Thomas Fielden [1864-1897]
Thomas Arthington Fielden [1877-1899]
Tom Fielden [18??-19??]
Walter Fielden [1???-19??]
Walter Fielden [18??-19??]
Walter Fielden [1885-1917]
Walter Fielden [1896-1916]
William Fielden [1788-1860]
William Fielden [1790-1847]
William Fielden [18??-1???]
William Fielden [18??-1???]
William Fielden [18??-18??]
William Fielden [1837-1900]
William Fielden [1894-1916] 


The names Fielden and Fielding are often confused.

If the Fielden you seek is not here, please check the list of Fielding names

 


Fielden, Mr
[1???-1???] Of Bottomley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Robert

Fielden, A. Nicholas
[18??-19??] Second son of Edward B. Fielden.

In 1920, he married Noel Lindsay Swire from Shrewsbury

Fielden, Abraham
[1???-1681] Son of Abraham Fielden.

He was a yeoman / an overseer and tutor.

He was recorded as Abraham of Howroyd.

His will shows that he owned lands at Dean, Howroyd and Swineshead.

In 1655, he married Grace Wilkinson.

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Abraham
  3. Judith who married Ambrose Greenwood
  4. Mary who married Daniel Greenwood
  5. Elizabeth who married Gilbert Lacey
  6. Susan
  7. Martha who married Henry Veepon

He died at Middle Swineshead.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Abraham
[1???-17??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Fielden, Abraham
[1???-1858] Grocer of Cheapside, Todmorden. He was found hanged

Fielden, Abraham
[16??-1644] Of Inchfield, Walsden.

Son of Nicholas Fielden.

He married Elizabeth Fielden from Bottomley.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Abraham
  3. Joshua
  4. Mary
  5. Susanna

Fielden, Abraham
[16??-1715] Son of John Fielden.

He was a yeoman.

In 1698, he married Susan Fielden [16??-1708].

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. Mary
  3. John
  4. Abraham

In 1711, he married Mary Wardle.

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. John

The family lived at Knowltop Farm, Walsden.

He died at Knowltop.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Abraham
[16??-1723] Youngest son of Joshua Fielden.

He died without issue

Fielden, Abraham
[1704-1779] Son of Joshua Fielden.

Born at Bottomley.

In 1735, he married (1) Mary Merrick [17??-1750].

In 1757, he married (2) Elizabeth Moss [17??-1774].

He went to work with his uncle John Fielden at Todmorden Hall. After the deaths of his uncle and his aunt, their property and business passed to Abraham

Fielden, Abraham
[1762-1840] Of Hollingworth.

He married Mary [1764-1828].

He died at Knowlwood Bottom [2nd December 1840].

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Abraham
[1805-1862] Son of John Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a stone cutter, a stone mason [1841], and a farmer of 30 acres employing 2 lab [1851]

He married Sarah/Sally Howorth? [1812-1???].


Sarah/Sally came from Walsden
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) James [b 1831]
  2. Thomas [b 1832]
  3. Hannah [b 1833]
  4. Ruth [1835-1914] who married James Speak
  5. Fanny [b 1838]
  6. Luke [b 1840]
  7. John [b 1842]
  8. Howorth
  9. Finley [b 1849]
  10. Fielden [1851-1919]
  11. Lord


Question: The families of this man and of Abraham Fielden look very much alike. Can anyone clarify any confusion here?

 

The family lived at

  • Scout Meadow Bottom, Todmorden & Walsden, Lancashire [1841]
  • Snow Bank, Todmorden [1851]
  • Wood Bottom, Todmorden & Walsden [1861]
  • 18 Hollins, Todmorden [1871, 1881]

He died at Higher Woodfield Farm, Todmorden where he farmed 30 acres.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Abraham
[1806-1856] Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a weaver / a beerhouse keeper / a shopkeeper / a grocer / landlord at the Dusty Miller, Walsden [1837, 1856] which he took over from Samuel Crossley who had married Abraham's cousin Sally Fielden

His brother-in-law, Abraham Law, husband of his late sister Susan, ran the Cloggers' Arms beerhouse next door.

He married Betty Crossley.

Children:

  1. Anthony
  2. Samuel
  3. John
  4. Abraham
  5. Thomas
  6. James
  7. Crossley

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

After his death, the Dusty Miller was taken over by his nephew Samuel Fielden

Fielden, Abraham
[1807-1855] Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a stone mason / a farmer / balloted for the Militia [March 1827]

In 1828, he married Sally Howarth.


Sally was the daughter of Jeremiah Howarth
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Peter
  3. Hannah
  4. Ruth
  5. Fanny
  6. Luke
  7. John
  8. Alice
  9. Howarth
  10. Fielden
  11. Lord


Question: The families of this man and of Abraham Fielden look very much alike. Can anyone clarify any confusion here?

 

The family lived at Scout Top Farm, Walsden.

In 1836, he built 2 cottages at the bottom of Scout Meadow and moved downhill.

By 1851 he had moved to New Barn Farm on Todmorden Edge, farming 30 acres

Fielden, Abraham
[1816-1886] Or Abram.

Son of Enoch Fielden.

He was a foreman at Fielden Brothers and worked there all his life. He was a Chartist, an active Radical and a local thinker.

In 1836, he married (1) Alice Jackson [18??-1859].

Children:

  1. John [1837-1837]
  2. Ann [b 1840]
  3. William [b 1842]
  4. Samuel
  5. Enoch Jackson [b 1849]

In 1866, he married (2) Grace Stevenson.

They had no children.

He died at Burnley.

Alice and Abraham were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden.

His son, Sam, wrote an autobiography which contained details of his father's life

Fielden, Allan
[1896-1918] Son of Richard Fielden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 28th February 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Canada Farm Cemetery [III G 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Ann
[1819-1870] Daughter of John Fielden.

She married Henry Brocklehurst.

Both Ann and her husband died in 1870.

After their deaths, their 2 youngest children – Ernest and Constance – were fostered by John and his wife, Ruth

Fielden, Anne
[1745-1786] Or Ann. Daughter of Joshua Fielden.

In 1764, she married Simeon Lord

Fielden, Anthonie
[1???-1???] Or Anthony. Of Mercerfield.

Son of Nicholas Fielden

Fielden, Arthur
[1891-1918] Born in Walsden.

He was a member of Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden & Sunday School / employed by Robert Fielden & Sons.

He lived at Top o' th' Close, Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He died of wounds at No.11 Stationary Hospital [7th April 1918].

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P IX F 1A].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial

Fielden, Barker
[1842-1848] Of Todmorden.

On Tuesday 1st August 1848, the Manchester Times & Gazette reported


FATAL ACCIDENT

On Saturday last, Mr Clark, Deputy Coroner of Rochdale, and a respectable jury, held an inquest on the remains of a boy, BARKER FIELDEN, son of George Fielden of Clough, at the house of Mr James Pearson of Hollins.

It appeared that on Thursday last, Mr James Hardman, a surgeon of Todmorden, was called to visit a patient and while doing so he had engaged a boy to hold his horse. The deceased, a boy of from 6 to 7 years of age, was playing at the time and came behind the horse who gave him a kick on the bottom of his belly. He lingered until Friday morning in great agony, when he then died.

The jury found a verdict of Accidentally killed.

A rather curious affair happened during the time Mr Clark was writing down the depositions; no less than three of the jurors fell asleep; a fault Mr Clark punished by a fine on each slumberer

 

Fielden, Bartholomew
[1???-15??] Of Whalley. Recorded in 1522.

He was an early member of the Fielden family of Todmorden

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jeffrey
  2. Charles [1???-1580]
  3. James
  4. Jenet

Fielden, Bartholomew
[15??-1600] Son of Jeffrey Fielden.

He had an illegitimate son, Nicholas

Fielden, Bartholomew
[15??-1613] Of Shore.

Son of Nicholas Fielden.

He married Martha

Fielden, Bentley
[18??-19??] In 1888, he married Sarah Jane Gibson in Todmorden


Sarah Jane was the daughter of
Stansfield Gibson
 

Fielden, Edgar
[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

Fielden, Edith
[1860-1???] Daughter of Joshua Fielden.

In 1888, she married Sir John Mackintosh MacLeod Bt [1857-1934], son of Rev Normal MacLeod.

Children:

  1. John Mackintosh Norman MacLeod
  2. Rev G. F. MacLeod MC

Fielden, Edward
[1883-1950] Son of Lord Fielden.

He and his brother Robert ran the family business, Lord Fielden & Son Limited at Salford Mill, Todmorden

Fielden, Edward Brocklehurst
[1857-1942] JP.

Second son of Joshua Fielden.

He was Chairman of Fielden Brothers [1889-1939] / Conservative MP for the Middleton Division / High Sheriff of Shropshire [1911]

By the will of his uncle John Fielden, he acquired much property, including Dobroyd Castle and the Fielden Coffee Tavern, Todmorden.

In 1884, he married Mary Ellen Knowles, at Northwich.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Knowles MP for Wigan. Her sister Martha married Thomas Fielden Edward Brocklehurst Fielden
 

Children: Several including

  1. Nicholas

The family lived at

Fielden, Eli
[1780-1848] He married Hannah [1779-1844].

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Elizabeth
[1595-1639] Of Bottomley. Daughter of James Fielden.

She married Abraham Fielden

Fielden, Ely
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1757]

Fielden, Enoch
[1777-1849] Of Pighill.

Son of Samuel Fielden.

In 1799, he married Betty Fielden.


Betty was the daughter of Thomas Fielden
 

Children:

  1. Sally [b 1800] married John Law
  2. Thomas [1804-1880]
  3. Betty [1806-1866]
  4. Sam [1809-1809]
  5. Hannah [1810-1820]
  6. James [b 1813] married Milly Dawson
  7. Abraham
  8. Edmund [1819-1885] who married Mary Sutcliffe
  9. William [b 1821] who married (1) Susanna Law, and (2) Jane Halstead
  10. Jane [b 1822] married William Butterworth

Fielden, Fielden
[1851-1919] Son of John Fielden or Abraham Fielden.


Question: Can anyone resolve the question of his parentage?

 

Born in Walsden.

He was a factory hand [1861] / a weaver cotton [1871] / a drysalter [1881] / a quarryman [1881, 1887] / quarryman & publican at the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland [1891].

In 1881, he married (1) Betsy Hannah [18??-1885] at Walsden Parish Church.


Betsy Hannah was the widow of James Rogers Dawson
 

Betsy died in 1885.

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden In 1887, he married (2) Mary Jane Pickles, at Walsden Parish Church.


Mary Jane, from Burnley, was the daughter of mason Henry Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1889]

Fielden, Frank
[1885-1962] Third son of Lord Fielden.

He was educated at the University of Mining (now the Imperial College London).

He became an official in the Patent Office in London.

He married Edith Emma Siddall from Bridlington [1913].

Children:

  1. Percy [1914-1991]
  2. twins Alan [1918-1944]
  3. Dennis [1918-1950]
  4. Mary [b 1921]

The family lived at St Albans, Hertfordshire

Fielden, Fred
[1860-1915] Born 22nd June 1860.

In [Q3] 1888, he married Annie Haigh in Halifax.


Annie was the daughter of
Rev William Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Phillip Melville [1890-1918]
  2. Laura Evelyn [1898-1957] who married [Q2 1923] Wilbert Dawson

The family lived at Claremont Place, Todmorden [1915].

Fred died 17th June 1915. Anne died 1st August 1920.

Members of the family were buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

Fielden, Fred
[1866-1934] Son of William Fielden.

He married (1) Alice.


Alice was (possibly) Alice Sheldon who married Fred Fielden in Todmorden [Q3 1890]
 

Alice died in childbirth [1890].

In 1919, he married (2) Alice.


Alice was the daughter of James Bulcock, and widow of Martin Jackson
 

Alice was landlady at the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland.

Fred took over at the pub [1922].

Children:

  1. James

After Fred's death, Alice carried on at the Bird-i-th-Hand until her own death in 1935.

After Alice's death, James took over at the Bird-i-th-Hand

Fielden, Fred
[1891-1918] Son of Betsy & James Fielden of 7 Little Holme Street, Shade, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension [V O 22].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Fred
[1904-19??] JP.

He was a railway worker. He was Mayor of Todmorden [1951-1952]

Fielden, Frederick
[1879-1918] Aka K. Fielden.

Born in Ovenden.

In [Q1] 1911, he married Catherine Canning [1888-1967] in Halifax.

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

He died of wounds in the UK [6th September 1918].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K C 660].

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

Fielden, Gilbert Sutcliffe
[1894-1917] Son of Herbert Fielden of Bank House, Queens Road, Halifax.

Born in Bradford.

He was employed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited in Todmorden / a civil servant [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Inns of Court Regiment [June 1915], then he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died in Salonika of blood poisoning after an insect bite on his face [18th July 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston [D 657].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Fielden, Hannah
[16??-1???] Youngest child of Joshua Fielden.

She married Joseph Whalley

Fielden, Harold
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Harold
[1894-1917] Son of John Sutcliffe Fielden.

Of Todmorden.

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

He died 26th November 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Harold
[1897-1918] Son of Tom Fielden.

Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 10th November 1918 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [8], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Henry
[1710-1762] Of New Hall, Elland.

He married Sarah Gledhill [1730-1798].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

After his death, Sarah married James Beard.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [20th June 1762] with Sarah and her Beard family

Fielden, Herbert
[1863-1911] Of Shade, Todmorden.

He was Manager of the Queens Road Branch of the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company Limited

Fielden, Howorth
[1847-1923] Son of Abraham Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a picker maker [1861, 1871, 1881] / a picker manufacturer [1901] / picker manufacturer at Clough Mill, Walsden [1905] / a picker manufacturer [1911].

He married Unknown.

The family lived at

  • 8 Industry Street [1871]
  • 2 Industry Street [1881]
  • 6 Monas Terrace [1901]
  • 14 Henshaw Road Walsden Todmorden [1911]

Fielden, Hugh
[1928-1946] Son of Susannah Fielden of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 3rd March 1946 (aged 18).

He is remembered at Rochdale Crematorium [Panel 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Isaac
[1???-1859] He is recorded as having died on 2nd June 1859
with eating Gauxholme flour

produced by the Todmorden Flour Mill Society at Gauxholme Corn Mill

Fielden, James
[1???-15??] Of Bottomley.

Son of Mr Fielden.

He married Cisley.

Children:

  1. Jeffrie
  2. James [15??-1602]

Recorded in 1561. He was dead by 1594

Fielden, James
[1???-1594] Son of Jeffrie Fielden.

He married Isabel [15??-1610].

Children:

  1. Mary who married John Clegg
  2. Elizabeth

Fielden, James
[1???-19??] Son of Fred Fielden.

He married Agnes.

After the death of his mother Alice, James took over at the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland.

He and Agnes ran the pub until 1957.

Children:

  1. Alice who married William Firth

William took over at Bird-i-th-Hand

Fielden, James
[1760-1837] Aka Old Jim of Birks.

He was a handloom weaver and a farmer.

He married Hannah Law.


Hannah daughter of John Law
 

Children:

  1. Mary who married Martin Holt
  2. Samuel
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Robert
  6. Sally
  7. James
  8. Thomas
  9. Alice

Fielden, James
[1768-1828]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Fielden, James
[1779-1836]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Fielden, James
[1788-1852] Fourth son of Joshua Fielden. He married Grace [1796-1861].

They had no children.

He lived at Dobroyd Castle.

He died suddenly. He went to bed in good health, but was found dead by his wife shortly afterwards. He had been suffering from heart disease.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

See Thomas Gaukroger and Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838]

Fielden, James
[1798-1855] Son of James Fielden.

He became a picker maker.

He is credited with having made the first hand picker with a bit of flat wood and the ends of hide for runners.

In the 1820s, he and his nephew William Holt were credited with manufacturing a machine-compressed leather picker,

the first picker suitable for using on power looms

In the 1840s, he rented space at Clough Mill, Walsden.

James, his brother Robert, and nephew William Holt, produced pickers at Clough Mill and Inchfield Picker Works

Fielden, James
[18??-18??] A grocer, stationer, bookseller, and homœopathist at North Street, Todmorden [1861].

He married Susan Sutcliffe.

Children:

  1. Emily Ann [1837-1924] who married Alfred Walter Bayes

Fielden, James
[18??-19??] Music teacher at Todmorden.

An advertisement of 1897 announced


Mr James Fielden

Music Teacher
Gives lessons on the pianoforte, organ, singing, and in theory. Candidates prepared for the Local and Metropolitan Examinations
Singing Classes taken in hand
For Sunday Schools, &c
2 Sanworth Street, Halifax Road
Todmorden

Fielden, James
[18??-19??] Or Fielding. Cotton doubler and gasser at Perseverance Mill, Elland. He lived at Victoria Road, Elland [1905]

Fielden, James
[1808-1881] Born in Inchfield Fold, Lancashire.

He was a stone cutter [1841] / a farm labourer [1851, 1861] / landlord of the Black Bull, Gauxholme [1871]

He married Mary Hollows [1814-1889] born in Watty, Lancashire. Mary was a cotton weaver [1841].

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1836] who was a throstle piecer (cotton) [1851]
  2. James [b 1838] who was a picker maker [1851], a power loom weaver cotton [1861]
  3. William [1845-1874] who was a power loom weaver cotton [1861]
  4. Emma [b 1852] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  5. Thomas [1855-1918] who was a cotton weaver [1871]

The family lived at Speakedge, Todmorden & Walsden [1841, 1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger James Lord [aged 27] (farm labourer).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Fielden, James Baron
[1810-1851] Illegitimate son of James Baron, he took the maiden name of his mother Hannah Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer & owner of 22 acres [1851].

He inherited property at Higher Allescholes.

He never married.

He had 2 illegitimate children:

  1. son
  2. daughter

He lived at Allescholes, Todmorden & Walsden [1841, 1851].

Living with him [in 1841] were his widowed brother Samuel and his daughter Mary, John Fielden [aged 45] (ag.lab), Hannah Baron [aged 70] (independent), and Mary Cryer [aged 15] (female servant) 

Living with him in 1841 were his widowed brother Samuel and his daughter Mary, and 2 servants.

He died at Higher Allescholes.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, Jane
[1817-1897] Only daughter of Joshua Fielden.

She married James Ramsbotham.

Children:

  1. son

The family lived at Crowborough, Sussex.

She died at the home of her son in London

Fielden, Jeffrey
[1???-1561] Son of Bartholomew Fielden.

He married Alice.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Bartholomew
  3. Jenet

Fielden, Jeffrie
[1???-1???] Son of James Fielden.

Recorded in 1586.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. a daughter who married William Schofield

Fielden, John
[1???-1646] Of Shore.

Son of Nicholas Fielden.

He was a yeoman of Hartley Royd.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) a widow with at least 2 daughters: Agnes and Janet.

John's children (mothers unknown):

  1. John
  2. Mary who married John Law
  3. Susannah who married Alexander Clegg
  4. Sarah who had 2 illegitimate children

His mother Christobel, daughter of John Stansfield, originated from Hartley Royd, and John inherited the property.

The family lived at Hartley Royd [where he died 1646].

Fielden, John
[1???-18??] Of Henshaw.

Recorded in 1838, when he was considered a proper person to be a Constable for the hamlet of Walsden

See Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Fielden, John
[16??-1734] Youngest son of Joshua Fielden.

He lived at Todmorden Hall. He owned the New Inn, Todmorden.

In 1707, he married Tamar Halstead. They had no children.

He established a flourishing business as a woollen clothier which the couple ran from their home at Todmorden Hall.

His brother, Samuel, went to work with him.

After his and Tamar's deaths, the property and business passed to his nephew, Abraham.

He left his farm at Allescholes to brothers Thomas and Samuel Fielden

Fielden, John
[1612-1697] Son of John Fielden.

In 1640, he married Margaret Lord.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. John
  3. Susannah
  4. Joshua
  5. Judith
  6. Nicholas

He lived at Hartley Royd, although his father left it to him for his lifetime only, then it was to pass to his son John. He was a Quaker, and allowed Hartley Royd to be used for Quaker gatherings, marriages etc.

John & Mary were buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground

Fielden, John
[1625-1715]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham

Fielden, John
[1643-1711] Son of John Fielden.

He was a yeoman of Hartley Royd Farm in Stansfield. He inherited Hartley Royd on the death of his father by virtue of the will of his grandfather John Fielden.

In 1693, he married Mary Crossley.


Mary was the daughter of Anthony Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. Mary
  3. John
  4. Ann

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, John
[1698-1751] Son of John Fielden.

He was a yeoman householder of Hartley Royd Farm in Stansfield which he inherited from his father.

Their names are engraved over the door of Hartley Royd.

John Fielden et Elizabeth Uxor ejus Ann: Dom. 1724

John Fielden and his wife, Elizabeth AD 1724

He married Elizabeth Travis.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Travis
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary
  3. Margaret
  4. Thomas
  5. Ann
  6. Samuel
  7. William
  8. Betty
  9. Dorothy
  10. Agatha

Fielden, John
[1704-1787] Son of John.

Born in Langfield.

Yeoman of Winterbutlee.

In 1728, he married Elizabeth Emmot.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Eli
  3. Dorothy
  4. John

Of Winterbutlee, Walsden.

He died at Winterbutlee.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, John
[1712-1757] Son of Thomas Fielden.

He was a stuff maker and farmer.

He married Dorothy Travis.


Dorothy was the daughter of John Travis
 

They had no children

Fielden, John
[1712-1790] Of Todmorden Edge.

Son of Samuel Fielden.

In 1766, he married Elizabeth Rhodes. They had no children

Fielden, John
[1730-1807] Son of Abraham Fielden

In 1754, he married Mary Crossley.

Children:

  1. Susan [1755-1798] who married John Shackleton
  2. Abraham
  3. Ann
  4. John
  5. Nicholas
  6. Mary

The family lived at Warland Farm, Walsden [1799].

John & Mary were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, John
[1738-1807] Son of John Fielden.

He married Mary Crossley.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. William
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Samuel
  6. Ann [1773-1855] who married James Walton
  7. Betty [1774-1851] who married John Haigh
  8. Mary [1777-1854] who married James Scholfield
  9. John
  10. Eli
  11. Thomas

The family lived at North Hollingworth Farm, Walsden.

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

Fielden, John
[1741-1822] Aka the Little Quaker of Bottomley, John Fielden of Bottomley.

Son of Samuel Fielden.

Born 14th September 1741.

Butcher, farmer and stuff-maker of Bottomley.

He established a Sunday School in his home.

In 1818, he gave land for the construction of Bottomley Lane Foot Chapel.

He also gave the land for the school, on condition that he could send 1 scholar to the day school free of charge.

In 1764, he married Betty Wood [1741-1819].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mally
  3. Jane [1768-1847] who married William Walton
  4. Samuel
  5. Betty or Betsy [b 1772] who married Jeremiah Heyworth
  6. Hannah [b 1774] who married Robert Stevenson
  7. Sally [b 1776] who married James Schofield
  8. Joshua
  9. Martha [b 1782] who married Abraham Schofield

Mentioned in Walsden families in Olden Times by John Travis

See Bottomley Lane Foot Chapel

Fielden, John
[1758-1802] He lived at Clough Farm, Walsden.

He made fustian at his home, putting-out tasks such as spinning, weaving, warping and sizing to local people.

In 1785, he built Clough Mill on the land and went into partnership as Fielden & Travis.

In 17??, he married (1) Martha.

In 17??, he married (2) Sally Wood.

He had 3 sons: Samuel, John and William.

They took over the business at Clough Mill

Fielden, John
[1761-1836] Son of John Fielden.

He married Hannah Fielden.

Children:

  1. Mary [1817-1880] who married John Haigh
  2. John
  3. Ruth
  4. Samuel
  5. Thomas

There was a large age gap between John and Hannah. He was still fathering children into his 60s.

He was a farmer, shepherd and piece maker at Warland Farm, of which he was initially the tenant.

He let part of his land to Robert Stevenson who opened (Warland Quarry).

John built himself a small spinning mill – Warland Mill – on his land and became a fustian manufacturer He succeeded so well that he was able to purchase the Warland estate.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with 2 of his children.

Hannah remained at Warland most of her long widowhood, she was an annuitant. She died at Top of All Farm, Walsden, the home of her married daughter Mary and son-in-law John Haigh.

Hannah was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with members of the Haigh family

Fielden, John
[1765-1843] Son of John Fielden.

Born at Bottomley.

He was amongst the first group of trustees at Lanebottom Chapel [1818].

He inherited Bottomley from his father [1822].

About 1807, he married (1) Betty [1757-1815] from Saddleworth.

Children:

  1. Martha

About 1816, he married (2) Sally [1796-1823].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Abraham
  3. Sarah
  4. Betty

About 1824, he married (3) Hannah Crabtree.

Children:

  1. Martha
  2. Mary
  3. Thomas
  4. Hannah
  5. Fielden

In 1835, he sold the Bottomley farm estate and lands to John Fielden, and went to live at Wadsworth Mill, Todmorden so that his children might be nearer to where they worked.

He died at Wadsworth Mill.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, John
[1770-1853] Son of Thomas Fielden.

He was a farmer at Pighill Farm (all his life).

He married Betty.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Sally [1???-1870] who married James Dawson

He married (1) Betty [1771-1820].

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Sally
  3. John
  4. Abraham
  5. Hannah
  6. James

He married (2) Jane.


Jane was the daughter of John Haigh, and widow of Luke Hamer
 

He died at Pex House

Fielden, John
[1784-1849] Aka Honest John Fielden, John Fielden of Dawson Weir.

Third son of Joshua Fielden.

Born at Millbrook House, Todmorden.

He began working in the family cotton business at Todmorden, and went on to become a wealthy businessman, social reformer and benefactor.

See Fielden Society, Fielden Monument and Statue of John Fielden

Fielden, John
[1786-1840] Son of John Fielden.

Born at Clough Mill.

He was a cotton manufacturer at Clough Mill, Walsden.

After he and his brother Samuel died, their brother William carried on the family business.

He married Susan Walton.


Susan was the daughter of William Walton
 

Children:

  1. Samuel

John was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with his grandfather.

After his death, his widow Susan continued to live at Clough Mill with her young son.

Susan was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, John
[1791-1868] Of Woodshade. He made many improvements to the machinery used in the cotton industry. He invented several popular patent medicines

Fielden, John
[1798-1850] Son of James Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a miller at the corn mill of Richard Smith at Walsden.

He married Sarah.


Sarah was the daughter of William Crossley [1774-1861]
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. James
  3. Sarah
  4. James
  5. Susan
  6. Ann
  7. James
  8. Betty
  9. Mary
  10. John
  11. Samuel

He lived much of his life at Square, Walsden, where his father owned 6 cottages. He inherited one of them.

His wife died young, leaving him with several infant children.

On 16th February 1850, he was killed at the mill.

The Leeds Mercury of Saturday, 23th February 1850 reported

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT

A serious catastrophe took place on Saturday evening last, about half past eight o'clock, at the corn mill of Mr Richard Smith, Walsden. It appears one of the millers named John Fielden, whilst attempting to uncouple the engine from the mill wheels, was, by some means, caught in the machinery, and so severely crushed that he only lived ten minutes after the occurrence. He has left a family of five orphans to lament his loss. An inquest was held on the body on Tuesday last before J. Dearden Esq. at the Hollings Inn, Walsden, when the verdict was Accidental death. The orphans were looked after by their sister Ann who stayed in the cottage at Square

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

Fielden, John
[1799-1878] Of Winterbutlee.

Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a farmer / a mason

In 1822, he married Matty Bottomley.


Matty was the daughter of Jeremiah Bottomley
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Samuel
  3. Jeremiah
  4. Sally
  5. Mary
  6. Susan [1837-1871]
  7. Abraham
  8. Betty

The family lived at

  • Inchfield Fold
  • Winterbutlee
  • Hollins
  • North Hollingworth [1851]

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

Fielden, John
[18??-1???] Around 1870s, he had a business as a wholesale & retail confectioner and a dealer in British & foreign wines at Crescent, Todmorden

Fielden, John
[1804-1887] Son of James Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a quarryman [1861].

In 1826, he married Mary Howarth.


Mary was the daughter of Jeremiah Howarth
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1843]
  2. Betty
  3. Thomas
  4. Martha [b 1846]
  5. William [b 1849]
  6. Fielden

The family lived at 10 Top Of Close, Walsden [1861, 1871, 1881].

Living with them [in 1861] was lodger Thomas Howorth [aged 40] (labourer) 

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, John
[1812-1860] Son of William Fielden

With his father, he took over the family business. He worked as bookkeeper in the family firm at Clough Mill.

In 1838, he married Peggy Bramley.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann
  2. William
  3. John
  4. Susan
  5. Samuel
  6. Nancy Ann
  7. James
  8. Alfred
  9. Martha
  10. Josiah

In the 1870s, their son, John, emigrated to Australia.

The family lived at

They were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, John
[1822-1893] Aka Young John Fielden, King of Todmorden. Second son of Honest John Fielden. He was a partner in Fielden Brothers, although he was no great businessman.

See Todmorden Conservative & Constitutional Association and Todmorden Vale Agricultural Society

Fielden, John
[1824-1875] He lived at Square, Walsden.

On 13th July 1875, John Fisherwood found Fielden struggling in the Rochdale Canal near his home. Fielden had been drinking for a fortnight, and earlier that day, he had gone to help a relative make hay. He left about 10:00 am, without explanation, and half an hour later he was found in the Canal. Fisherwood went in to try to save him, and got him out, but he died.

Newspaper reports said that there was little doubt that Fielden had gone into the water with the intention of drowning himself

Fielden, John
[1825-1853] Son of Samuel Fielden [1804-1852]

He was a stone mason and lock keeper at Hollins Lock House, Walsden [1851]. Later in 1851, they took over the White Lion Inn at Wadsworth Mill Todmorden.

In 1846, he married Jane Wrigley.

Children:

  1. Samuel who died in infancy

He died at Wadsworth Mill [1853]. After his death, Jane married William Stevenson [1855]

Fielden, John
[1853-1865] Son of Joshua Fielden.

He died at the age of 12 from injuries received when at College in Lancaster

Fielden, John
[1863-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was beer seller at the Waggoners Inn, Ambler Thorn [1901].

In [Q4] 1892, he married Emily Pearson [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Sowerby
 

Fielden, John
[1893-191?] He was an overlooker for W. L. Sandbach.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 18 Goshen Terrace, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [4], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Fielden, John Ashton
[1859-1942] Only son of Samuel Fielden.

Born 11th December 1859.

He was educated at Harrow and Cambridge. He found Todmorden to be

damp, dirty and dull

and went to live as a country squire in the Eastern Counties.

He inherited Centre Vale, Todmorden.

In 1910, he sold it to Todmorden Corporation and the grounds became Centre Vale Park

Fielden, John Haigh
[1845-1877] Son of Robert Fielden

He was a cotton spinner and manufacturer.

He married Henrietta Scholes of Dewsbury.

They lived at Southport [where he died]

Fielden, John Sutcliffe
[1869-1939] Born in Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1893, he married Alice Penney [18??-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Harold

The family lived at 4 Lilybank Terrace, Lineholme

Fielden, John William Haigh
[1857-1903] Son of Thomas Fielden

Born at Inchfield Fold, Walsden.

He married Betty [1856-1925].

Children:

  1. Margaret Ann who married Joseph Crabtree

The family lived at Birks House, Walsden [1900].

He died at 176 Waterloo Drive, Blackpool.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden in the family vault

Fielden, Joseph
[1838-1908] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a tobacconist of Dirk Carr, Claremount.

In 1861, he married Mary Grace Jardine [1841-1927] in Bradford.


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Helen [1862-1901] who married Edward Normington
  2. Thomas Arthington

Joseph died 1st March 1908 (aged 70).

Mary died 16th February 1927.

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Fielden, Joshua
[1???-1665] Of Warland.

Son of Nicholas Fielden.

In 1613, he married Mary Clegg.


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Clegg
 

Children:

  1. Susannah [1624-1684] who married John Uttley

He owned much land and many farms in Walsden, parts of Warland, Knowl Top and elsewhere. He inherited 2 messuages at Further Shore in Stansfield from his father. He wife Mary inherited the tenement at Calf Lee, Walsden, a messuage and 40 acres, from her father. This passed to their daughter Susannah Uttley

Fielden, Joshua
[16??-1693] Son of Abraham Fielden.

He lived at Bottomley.

In 1689, his home was a registered Quaker meeting place.

In 1656, he married Martha Greenwood [16??-1708] from North Hollingworth.

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Nicholas
  3. Thomas
  4. Samuel
  5. John
  6. Hannah
  7. Abraham

All the sons became involved in the production of stuff and woollen cloth.

Joshua and Martha were buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground

Fielden, Joshua
[16??-1716] Eldest son of Joshua Fielden.

He inherited Bottomley from his parents.

In 1696, he married Mary Sutcliffe [1666-1745] at Shoebroad Quaker Meeting House.

Children:

  1. John [1698-1715]
  2. Joshua
  3. Abraham
  4. Martha [1707-17??] who married Richard Sutcliffe
  5. Samuel

Fielden, Joshua
[1650-1727] Son of Abraham Fielden.

He inherited Swineshead from his father. He was a clothier of Swineshead. Todmorden.

On 3rd October 1693, he married Mary Veepon [16??-1745] from Burnley.

Children:

  1. Judith who married Samuel Barnes (shop keeper of Todmorden) 
  2. Mary
  3. Grace who married Isaac Robinson

Joshua and Mary were buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground

Fielden, Joshua
[1702-1731] Of Bottomley.

Son of Joshua Fielden.

In 1723, he married Elizabeth Crossley at St Chad's Parish Church, Rochdale.

He was from a staunch Quaker family, and ended up being disowned by the Society of Friends and his family, at least in public, because he married a non-Quaker. He was shunned by his wealthy family, and had to make his own way in life.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Samuel
  3. Joshua

In 1731, he had a riding accident, following which he suffered a gangrenous leg, and died at the age of 29.

They had 3 small sons, and shortly after Joshua died his wife Elizabeth had them baptised on the same day at St Mary's Church, Todmorden. This sealed her fate with her in-laws, and her sons were cut off from any inheritance they may otherwise have expected

Fielden, Joshua
[1707-1781] Of Edge End.

Son of Samuel Fielden

In 1743, he married (1) Mary Merrick [17??-1753].

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Elizabeth [1746-1746]
  3. Samuel
  4. Joshua
  5. Thomas
  6. Mary [1753-?] who married [1774] John Sutcliffe

In 1771, he married (2) Elizabeth Cooper

Fielden, Joshua
[1739-1812] Son of Samuel Fielden.

He went to Dean House, Todmorden. He became a farmer and a butcher at Watty Farm.

In 1764, he married Sarah Emmott.


Sarah was the daughter of John Emmott
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1764]
  2. Betty [b 1766]
  3. Mary [b 1768]
  4. Alice [b 1770]
  5. Hannah [b 1772]
  6. Sarah [b 1775]
  7. Samuel [b 1776]
  8. Thomas [b 1780]
  9. Martha [b 1781]
  10. Jinney [b 1783]

The children were all baptised in one group at St Mary's Parish Church, Todmorden [1784]

Fielden, Joshua
[1748-1811] Son of Joshua Fielden.

Born at Edge End Farm, Todmorden.

He was a staunch Quaker, cotton spinner, and founder of the Fielden family.

He worked at Edge End Farm until he realised that the streams in the bottom of the valley at Todmorden offered water power and moved to Laneside.

In 1782, he bought a number of hand-operated spinning jennies and set up business in 3 cottages at Millbrook House and Laneside House – establishing what was to become the family business at Waterside Mill. He also carried out carding at Swineshead Mill, Langfield around 1803.

In 1771, he married Jenny Greenwood at the Quaker meeting house at Shoebroad.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Joshua
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Thomas
  6. Anne
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

See Samuel Law and Lumbutts Mill, Todmorden

Fielden, Joshua
[1766-1855] Known as Jossy o' th' Platts House Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a local preacher with the Wesleyan Association Connexion

He married Betty [1769-1809].

Children:

  1. Alice
  2. Samuel
  3. John
  4. James

He married (2) Sarah.

The family lived at Platts House, Todmorden.

He sold Platts House and Carr Barn to Thomas Ramsbotham [1820s], and lived out his life at Mount Pleasant in Todmorden.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Joshua
[1778-1843] Known as Sheriff.

Son of John Fielden.

Born at Bottomley Farm, Walsden.

He was a piece maker of Bottoms

He built a house and weaving shop at Bottoms in Walsden where he was a home manufacturer with his wife and children working in the business.

In 1804, he married Betty Dawson.


Betty was the daughter of Thomas Dawson
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty
  3. Joshua
  4. Martha
  5. Mary
  6. Sally
  7. Abraham
  8. Thomas
  9. Hannah [1821-1890] who married John Law
  10. Jane
  11. James

On 10th November 1843, Joshua went missing from home. A notice was circulated:


Missing – A person of the name of Joshua Fielden of Bottoms in Walsden, aged 60, left his home on Friday evening the 10th November about 6 o'clock, and has not since been heard of. He has frequently shown symptoms of derangement, and some time ago attempted to cut his throat, though not effectually. A short time before he left home that day, and while sitting at tea with his wife, he told her it was the last time he would eat, and that he knew a place where he could hide himself, and where no one would find him. They have searched the canal and the mill dams in the neighbourhood, but no clue has yet been found to this mysterious affair. The missing individual has a large scar or mark on the left side of his head that reaches to the back part of it, caused by the tread of a horse, and left home without hat, having on a brown fustian uncut coat and waistcoat, drab cotton cord trousers, and a pair of clogs on his feet. It would be an act of the greatest kindness and compassion in anyone transmitting to his disconsolate friends any intelligence respecting him
 

On the morning of December 11th, he was found drowned in Light Bank Lock, Walsden.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Joshua
[1778-1847] Of Waterside. Second son of Joshua Fielden.

Born at Edge End Farm, Todmorden [17th February 1778].

He had 2 illegitimate children by Sally Firth:

  1. Nathan (Firth)
  2. Elizabeth (Firth)

He married (1) Alice [1794-1831].

Children:

  1. Jane
  2. Joshua [1820] who died aged 19 days
  3. John [1820-1852]

He married (2) Maria [1795-1840].

They had no children.

He died at Waterside, Todmorden [24th November 1847].

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

See Holme Mill, Stansfield and Stoneswood Lower Mill, Walsden

Fielden, Joshua
[1827-1887] MP, JP.

Third son of Honest John Fielden.

He was a partner in Fielden Brothers.

In 1851, he married Ellen Brocklehurst [1831-1???] in her home town, Macclesfield.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Ellen [b 1856]
  4. Edward Brocklehurst
  5. Mabel [b 1859]
  6. Edith
  7. Kate [b 1862] who married [1891] Dr H. S. Stone from Reigate
  8. Gertrude [b 1863]
  9. Susan [b 1864]
  10. Joshua [b 1866]
  11. Beatrice [b 1867]
  12. Harold [b 1869]

The family lived at

John Gibson built a similar house for Fielden at Nutfield Priory in Surrey.

From 1868, he was an MP for the Eastern Division of the West Riding for 12 years.

In 1897, he was described as being

an eccentric politician who had gone over to the Tory side, while his family in Todmorden were still more or less associated with the Liberal Party

In 1879, Fielden withdrew his money from Fielden Brothers left Todmorden to live at Nutfield Priory, Surrey.

He withdrew from political life in 1880.

He died whilst sailing his yacht near Cannes. He was buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden from where he would be able to see Stansfield Hall. In 1891, a memorial tablet was placed on the east wall of Unitarian Church, Todmorden.

See Todmorden Mechanics' Institute

Fielden, Josiah
[1872-1951] Of Robert Fielden & Sons Limited [1905] Son of Thomas Fielden.

He married Alice Fielden, at Colwyn Bay.


Alice was the youngest daughter of draper John Fielden of Gauxholme
 

Newspapers reported

The employees of Messrs Robert Fielden & Sons picker makers, Walsden, with their wives and sweethearts, sat down to a first class tea in Walsden Church School, about 150 being present. During the evening a presentation was made to Mr & Mrs Fielden, consisting of a silver tear urn and silver mounted whip to Mr Josiah Fielden, the couple having only recently been married

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy

Fielden, Lord
[1852-1907] Son of Abraham Fielden.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton weaver [1871] / a drapers shop man [1881] / a cloth agent (cotton) [1891] / a cloth manufacturer [1901].

He established Lord Fielden & Son Limited at Salford Mill, Todmorden.

He was President of Todmorden Liberal Club [1899, 1900, 1901].

He was active at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, Todmorden and the school there.

In 1871, he married (1) Mary Jane Helliwell in Todmorden.

In 1881, he married (2) Mary Lord [1856-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Edward
  3. Frank
  4. Harold [b 1889] who went to work in a diamond mine in Rhodesia
  5. Percy

Around 1902, he moved to Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Stanley Terrace, Langfield [1891]
  • 124 Heathleigh, Skircoat Road, Halifax [1901, 1907]
  • 15 Rhodesia Avenue, Halifax

In his latter weeks, he suffered from an ailment of the bowels, and Dr Alfred Mantle advised him to go into a private nursing home in Leeds, where he died.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Fielden, Luke
[1840-1910] Son of Abraham Fielden.

He was a stone mason.

In 1862, he married Mary Suthers [1840-1912] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Emily [1868] who died aged 7 months
  2. Joseph Arthur [1870-1971] who died aged 17 months
  3. Annie [1872-1873] who died in her 2nd year
  4. Ernest [1874-1903]

The family lived at Gauxholme Place, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Fielden, Mally
[1766-1???] Daughter of John Fielden.

She married (1) John Heyworth.

She married (2) Abraham Crossley.

She married (3) Robert Jackson

Fielden, Mally
[1804-1857] Daughter of Samuel Fielden.

Born at Scout Top, Walsden.

In 1818, she had an illegitimate daughter Susan by James Dawson.

In 1822, she married John Law.

They had 7 children.

John died in 1833 at Scout Top after a long and lingering illness.

In 1840, Mally had an illegitimate son Richard (who died aged 1 year) by a widower John Dawson.

In 1843, she had an illegitimate son Sam (who died aged 3 months), father unknown.

She lived at

  • Scout Top
  • Bottomley
  • Blue Pits (Rochdale area) 

Fielden, Nicholas
[15??-1626] Or ffeilden.

Illegitimate son of Bartholomew Fielden.

Yeoman and farmer at Inchfield, Walsden [1612].

He owned land in Hundersfield [1581] and Walsden [1612].

In 15??, he married (1) Christobel Stansfield.


Christobel was the daughter of John Stansfield.

She came from Hartley Royd, and passed the property to Nicholas and their son John

 

Children:

  1. Bartholomew
  2. John
  3. Joshua
  4. Abraham
  5. Anthonie
  6. a daughter who married John Eastwood from Eastwood

The family lived at Top of the Fold Farm, Inchfield.

Elizabeth died in 16??.

Nicholas (2) married Elizabeth Greenwood [1???-1638]

Fielden, Nicholas
[16??-1714] A Quaker. Second son of Joshua Fielden.

Born at Bottomley.

Around 1715, he owned Gauxholme Corn Mill, Walsden.

In 1701, he married Anne Helliwell.

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. John [1703-1710]
  3. Thomas [1705-1715]
  4. Ann [1707-17??] who married [1731] Jonathan Craven from Horton
  5. William [1709-1710]

The family lived at Edge End farm, Todmorden where Nicholas founded a clothing business. His brother, Samuel, joined the business.

Anne died young and in 1713, Nicholas married Margaret.

He died shortly afterwards [on 16th September 1714], leaving 4 children in the care of their new stepmother.

Nicholas's brother, John, took responsibility for the children by continuing to run the corn mill at Gauxholme and putting all the profit into a trust fund for them.

Nicholas was buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground [19th September 1714]

Fielden, Nicholas
[1701-1729] Son of Nicholas Fielden.

His father's will passed Gauxholme Mill to Nicholas on his coming of age

Fielden, Nicholas
[1766-1836] Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a butcher / a saddler.

In 1789, he married (1) Mary Howarth.

Children:

  1. Alice
  2. Betty
  3. Samuel
  4. John
  5. Joshua

He married (2) Ann.


Ann was the daughter of Reuben Haigh and the widow of Thomas Dawson
 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Ruth
  3. William
  4. Abraham

The family lived at Knowlwood, Walsden

Fielden, Percy
[1897-1918] Son of Lord Fielden.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Private with C Company 4th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 20th May 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges [B 20].

He is remembered on the Memorial at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church

Fielden, Richard
[18??-1???] In [Q4] 1894, he married Martha Ann Greenwood [18??-1???] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Allan

The family lived at 169 Henshaw Terrace, Walsden

Fielden, Robert
[1793-1874] Of Inchfield.

Son of James Fielden.

Born at Toad Carr, Todmorden.

He took possession of Inchfield Farm [1827].

In 1854, he started cotton manufacture. He leased Birks Mill and extended it, installing a 20 hp steam engine to supplement the waterwheel.

He also established Robert Fielden & Sons at Inchfield Picker Works, Todmorden.

Robert, his brother James, and nephew William Holt, produced pickers at Clough Mill and Inchfield Picker Works.

He married (1) Alice Mitchell from Dulesgate.

He married (2) Mally Fielden of Pex House.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Susan

He married (3) Susan Haigh from Pex Royd

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Thomas
  3. Josiah (1831-1860) who was a cotton manufacturer
  4. Samuel
  5. John Haigh
  6. Sarah Ann
  7. Hannah
  8. William Henry
  9. Mary [1837-1905] who married Thomas Wrigley

See Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838]

Fielden, Robert
[18??-1864] A collier at Todmorden.

At 10:30 pm on Saturday, 21st May 1864 he was seen drunk in Todmorden, and at midnight he bought a pie and some peas at a shop in Gauxholme.

The following morning, his cap was found near a house in Dulesgate.

On 25th May 1864, his body was found in a lock on the canal at Gauxholme. The inquest returned a verdict of accidentally drowned

Fielden, Robert
[1826-1897] Of Inchfield Fold, Walsden.

Son of Robert Fielden.

He was senior partner in Robert Fielden & Sons.

He never married.

On 18th February 1897, he collapsed and died at Bacup Railway Station whilst hurrying to catch the 5:40 pm train.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [22nd February 1897]. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £28,190 16/4d

Fielden, Robert
[1840-1900] Son of William Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a weaver at Allescholes(?) [1865] / a weaver (cotton) [1871] / a farmer of 20 acres (with his mother) at Allescholes [1880s] / landlord of the Bird-i-th-Hand, Warland [1892].

In 1865, he married Betty Jackson at Walsden Parish Church.

The family lived at 4 Higher Allescholes, Todmorden & Walsden [1871].

Living with them [in 1881] were Robert's mother Betty Fielden [aged 63] (farm servant indoor) and niece Leah Uttley [aged 5].

After Robert's death, Betty ran the Bird-i-th-Hand until her death in 1903

Fielden, Robert
[1882-1950] Son of Lord Fielden.

He and his brother Edward ran the family business, Lord Fielden & Son Limited at Salford Mill, Todmorden

Fielden, Sam
[1898-1918] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [29th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [68-72]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, Samuel
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1760]

Fielden, Samuel
[16??-1722] Son of Joshua Fielden.

He worked with his brother Nicholas, in the production of cloth at Edge End farm, Todmorden.

He was also at Flailcroft.

He went to live at Todmorden Hall with his brother, John.

In 1703, he married Elizabeth Veepon [16??-1747] from Burnley.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Joshua
  3. Hannah [1709-1753]
  4. John
  5. Ellen [1715-17??]
  6. Mary [1717-17??] who married [1745] John Brook
  7. Martha [1719-1734]
  8. Samuel

Fielden, Samuel
[1711-1798] Of Bottomley.

Son of Joshua Fielden

Fielden, Samuel
[1722-1745] Son of Samuel Fielden.

In 1734, John Fielden left his farm at Allescholes to Samuel and his brother Thomas. Samuel sold his share to Thomas

Fielden, Samuel
[1727-1799] Of Platts House, Todmorden.

Son of Joshua Fielden.

He was a stuff maker.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Susan [1756-1832] who married William Sutcliffe
  3. Sarah
  4. Samuel
  5. James
  6. Joshua
  7. Hannah
  8. Abraham

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Samuel
[1737-1809] Son of Samuel Fielden.

His father installed him as tenant of the White Hart and the farm.

In 1765, he married (1) Alice Emmott.


Alice was the daughter of John Emmott
 

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. Mary [b 1767] who married [1785] James Fielden of Platts House
  3. Hannah [1769-1786]
  4. Thomas [b 1771] who emigrated to America

In 1777, he married (2) Betty Holt [1745-1807].

Children:

  1. Enoch
  2. Jane [b 1781] who married [1799] Samuel Barker
  3. Sally [1785] who died in infancy

Fielden, Samuel
[1747-1801] of Old Shop, Todmorden.

Son of Joshua Fielden.

In 1769, he married Hannah Barnes

Fielden, Samuel
[1769-1844] Son of John Fielden of Bottomley.

He was a farmer and a stone mason – he and his sons were ridging hewers, quarrying stone and working it on Walsden common and then carting it down by Scout Top and taking it to Rochdale and other / places where building was going on / a money lender, accommodating friends and neighbours by lending money or standing surety / one of the first of trustees at Lanebottom Chapel [1818] / a stone merchant of Scout Top [1824]


He usually attended St Mary's Church, Todmorden, but when the new Christ Church was built, he refused to go. When asked about this, his stinging reply was that the new church was not built for the folk of Todmorden & Walsden, but for the rich and those who live up in Harley Wood. This was a reference to the fact that Harley Wood was not in Lancashire, but over the border in Yorkshire, and was not in the Parish of Todmorden but part of the Parish of Cross Stone, and consequently in a different diocese. This was a feeling held by many Todmorden & Walsden residents
 

In 1790, he married Sally Holden [1766-1858] from Ramsden North Farm, Walsden.

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. Betty
  3. Sally
  4. John
  5. James
  6. Mally
  7. Jane
  8. Samuel
  9. Joshua
  10. Abraham
  11. Martha
  12. William
  13. Jane
  14. Tommy
  15. Elizabeth

He inherited Higher Scout Farm, Walsden from his grandfather. He inherited Scout Top farm Walsden and the couple lived there all their married lives.

They both died at Scout Top.

Samuel was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden and Sally was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, Samuel
[1771-1847] Of Winterbutlee.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Abraham

Fielden, Samuel
[1772-1825] Eldest son of Joshua Fielden. He was first the manager of the family's Lumbutts Mill, and became the sole owner when he bought it from the family about 1813.

He never married, but he had two sons by a Miss Clegg and Hannah Uttley of Lumbutts.

He collapsed and died whilst demonstrating stone cutting to a friend

Fielden, Samuel
[1790-18??] Eldest son of John Fielden.

He was a cotton manufacturer at Clough Mill, Walsden.

In 1801, he married Grace Wood.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Betty [1803-1872] who married Reuben Haigh
  3. Susan
  4. Hannah
  5. Mary Ann
  6. Samuel
  7. John
  8. Sarah

After he and his brother John died, their brother William carried on the family business

Fielden, Samuel
[1804-1852]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Fielden, Samuel
[1817-1889] Eldest son of Honest John Fielden. He was senior partner in Fielden Brothers.

He was overbearing and ill-tempered, intolerant of the views of others, and had few friends. He was known as Black Sam.

He was a Freemason. He gave money for the rebuilding of Stoodley Pike. He gave generously to several causes. His name is inscribed on one of the bells at Todmorden Parish Church.

On 17th March 1859, he married Sarah Jane Yates at Childwall.

Children:

  1. John Ashton
  2. Martha Lord who married James Wetherell Willans

He lived at Centre Vale.

In 1870, he donated £150 pounds a year to Owens College at Manchester University to support evening classes for teacher-pupils and artisans. The family also donated £3,000 to a general fund to develop the Natural Sciences at the College, and the Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics was established.

In 1871, he rebuilt Centre Vale and lived there. He rebuilt Centre Vale School at the same time. He was a cricket fan and allowed part of the Centre Vale estate to be used by Todmorden Cricket Club.

Reports of his death quote his wealth as being between £3 million and £4 million.

See Todmorden Mechanics' Institute

Fielden, Samuel
[1824-1896] Son of John Fielden.

He was a blacksmith.

After the death of his uncle Abraham Fielden, Samuel took over at the Dusty Miller, Walsden. He was there until after 1871 as beerhouse keeper and blacksmith. He had moved by 1881.

In 1851, he married Hannah Newell [1826-1900].

They had no children.

They were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, Samuel
[1839-1902] JP.

Son of Robert Fielden.

He was a cotton spinner, picker maker, & manufacturer / President of Walsden Conservative Club [1888]

He married Alice Lord.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. Kate who married Robert Barker

The family lived at

He died at his home 19 Derby Road, Blackpool

Fielden, Samuel
[1847-1922] Son of Abraham Fielden.

Born in Todmorden.

Around 1869, he emigrated to America.

He went to Chicago where he became involved in labour rights and socialist activities. In 1886, he was amongst those arrested following an explosion when a bomb was thrown during a meeting at Haymarket, Chicago – the Haymarket Riots. He was sentenced to death but this was commuted to life imprisonment. He was pardoned after serving 6 years of the sentence.

He went to farm in Colorado.

He wrote an autobiography which also contained details of his father's life.

In 1875, he married Sarah Gill [1845-1911] from Walsden.

Children:

  1. Alice [1884-1975]
  2. Samuel Henry [1886-1972]

The family were buried at LaVeta, Colorado, USA

Fielden, Samuel Baron
[1808-1860] Illegitimate son of James Baron, he took the maiden name of his mother Hannah Fielden.

Born in Walsden.

He was a farmer [1854] / a landed proprietor [1851].

He inherited property at Higher Allescholes.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1831-1???] who married James Crossley

In 1841, 1851, the widowed Samuel and daughter Mary were living at Allescoles, Todmorden & Walsden with his brother James.

He died at Higher Allescholes.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, Sarah
[16??-16??] In 16??, it is recorded that she committed fornication
in the open of Stansfield on a dark night with whom she knows not for it was so dark she could not see his face

Fielden, Stuart
[1979-] Of Old Town, Hebden Bridge. Rugby league player

Fielden, Susan
[1711-1791] Daughter of Abraham Fielding.

Born at Knowltop Farm.

She married James Scholfield of Lodge Hall Farm, Walsden.

About 1745, Susan went to listen to a sermon by John Wesley who was visiting Todmorden, and from this came the first spark of Methodism in the area.

She was the first member of the Wesleyan Society in Todmorden and an influential Methodist in the district

Fielden, Thomas
[16??-1725] Son of Joshua Fielden.

He was A Quaker / a farmer / a stuff-maker. In 1708, he married Alice Lees at Shoebroad Quaker Meeting House.

Children:

  1. John
  2. John
  3. Hannah

The family lived at North Hollingworth, the home of Thomas's mother.

He was buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground.

After his death, his nephew Thomas Fielden moved to North Hollingworth to look after Alice and the business

Fielden, Thomas
[1704-1785] Of Carr Barn.

Son of Samuel Fielden.

He was a Quaker / a wool comber / a husbandman of Edge End [1732]

In 1732, he married Elizabeth Barker from Ashenhurst in Stansfield, at Shoebroad Meeting House.

Children:

  1. Sarah
  2. Nicholas
  3. John
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Samuel
  6. Thomas
  7. Joshua

In 1725, he moved to North Hollingworth when his uncle Thomas Fielden died, to look after the widow Alice and the business.

In 1734, John Fielden left his farm at Allescholes to Thomas and his brother Samuel. Samuel sold his share to Thomas.

Thomas moved to Allescholes [1738].

In 1775, they were living at Carr Barn.

He died at Carr Barn.

He was buried at Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground

Fielden, Thomas
[1740-1810] Of Pighill.

He married Betty Woodhead.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty [1781-1858] who married Enoch Fielden

Fielden, Thomas
[1751-1787] Son of Joshua Fielden.

He married Jane

Fielden, Thomas
[1790-1869] Fifth son of Joshua Fielden.

He married Alice [1784-1856]. They had no children.

On 25th February 1865, he bought the Stones Estate for £12,500

On 14th May 1865, he bought the Friths Estate for £9,550.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

The grave was near the wall at the west end of the church. It was destroyed many years ago

Fielden, Thomas
[18??-1865] Aka The Todmorden Giant. He was a stone-breaker working on the turnpike road.

On 1st November 1856, he was exhibited for the first time in Halifax after having joined a travelling show.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone on 6th March 1865

Fielden, Thomas
[1829-1896] JP.

Son of Robert Fielden.

He was a cotton spinner and manufacturer / a JP for the Todmorden Union [1896]

He married Margaret Roberts.

Children:

  1. Josiah
  2. John William Haigh

The family lived at

Fielden, Thomas
[1854-1897] JP, DL.

Eldest son of Joshua Fielden.

He was a salesman and partner of Robert Fielden & Sons but found the work tiresome.

He was Conservative MP for the Middleton Division.

In 1878, he married Martha Knowles [1851-19??] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Martha was the daughter of Thomas Knowles MP for Wigan.

Her sister Mary Ellen married Edward Brocklehurst Fielden

 

Children:

  1. Marjory Noel [b 1884] who married [14th April 1909] Captain Sir Charles Bingham Lowther
  2. son [b 1880]

The family lived at

He moved to Grimston Park, Tadcaster where he lived as a country squire.

On 20th September 1891, he was deer-stalking in Forfarshire, Scotland. He fell and was stopped by a ledge of rock 20 ft below, otherwise he would have fallen over a precipice 1,000 ft in depth. He survived the fall.

On 5th October 1897, he was returning from grouse shooting when he lagged behind and was left stranded on the moors. He was later found lying dead face-downwards on the ground.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Fielden, Thomas
[1864-1897] Son of Samuel Fielden.

Born in Rochdale.

A stone mason of Law Street, Bottoms, Walsden.

In [Q1] 1886, he married Martha Ann Dawson in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Betsy Ellen
  2. Sam

On Sunday, 21st February 1897, he died after falling 24 ft down a valve shaft at Warland Reservoir. He and Fred Smith of Bottoms, were walking from Blackstone Edge when a thick fog suddenly descended on them and they missed their way. Smith had a very narrow escape.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Fielden, Thomas Arthington
[1877-1899] Son of Joseph Fielden.

Born in Halifax.

He was a printer [1899]

On 17th March 1899, he was on board RMS Duke of Cornwall, crossing the Irish Sea from Belfast to Fleetwood, when he died of consumption.

He was taken from the boat to Morecambe Bay, and then to Halifax.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax and his parents were later buried with him

Fielden, Tom
[18??-19??]

He married Sarah [18??-19??].

Children:

  1. Harold

The family lived at 8 Bottomley Road, Walsden [1918]

Fielden, Walter
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1934-1935]

Fielden, Walter
[18??-19??] MC.

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

Fielden, Walter
[1885-1917] Son of Hannah [1847-19??] & Mr Fielden of 37 Lumbutts Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a picker maker (cotton & wool worker) [1911].

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

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [28th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on Cornholme War Memorial

Fielden, Walter
[1896-1916] Son of Mrs Mary Ann Fielden of 10 Oak Street, Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1916, he married Isabella Nesbitt in Todmorden.

They lived at 67 Lennox's Road, Portsmouth, Todmorden.

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

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Fielden, William
[1788-1860] Son of John Fielden.

Born at Clough Mill.

From 1818 to his death, he was a cotton manufacturer at Clough Mill, Walsden in partnership with his brothers Samuel and John.

After the deaths of his brothers, he carried on the family business with his son John.

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

In 1812, he married (1) Nancy Bottomley.


Nancy was the daughter of Jeremiah Bottomley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Sarah
  3. Martha
  4. Susan

In 1844, he married (2) Susan Woolfenden.

They had no children

Fielden, William
[1790-1847] Son of James Fielden.

He was a basket maker all his working life.

He built a house at the canal end of High Street, Shade where there was a bobbin shop, which he turned into a beershop.

He had an illegitimate son John Widdup [b 1815].

In 1816, he married Hannah Firth.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry
  3. James
  4. Hannah [b 1826] who married Richard Stansfield
  5. William
  6. Joseph Firth
  7. Mary

In 1841, William and Hannah are at Bobbin Shop, Shade, where he is a beer shop keeper. This is believed to be the Whisket.

He died at the Whisket.

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden with his father.

An account of the Petty Sessions of 19th September 1863

Disorderly House – The mistress of a beerhouse at Shade, known by the name of the Whisket was summoned for permitting drunkenness and disorderly conduct in her house on the 12th instant. She pleaded guilty, but endeavoured to shew that the fault was not hers. Inspector Heap, in reply to the bench said that the defendant kept a prostitute as servant. Fined 10/- and 10/- expenses

Fielden, William
[18??-1???]

He was a labourer.

He married Betty [1818-1???].

Children:

  1. Robert

Fielden, William
[18??-1???] Corn miller at Scaitcliffe Mill, Todmorden [1877]

Fielden, William
[18??-18??] Of Mills Street, Cobden.

On 24th December 1874, he was charged with keeping his house for betting purposes. 10 other people were charged with aiding and abetting him

Fielden, William
[1837-1900] He married Hannah [0??-1???].

Children:

  1. Fred

Fielden, William
[1894-1916] He worked at Waterside Mill, Todmorden.

He lived at 37 Lumbutts Road, Todmorden.

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

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Shade Council School, and (possibly) on Cornholme War Memorial

 

The Fielden family of Todmorden
Bartholomew Fielden was and early member of the family.

From around 1770 to 1850, the Fielden family of Todmorden – founded by Joshua Fielden – were successful farmers, cotton weavers and later philanthropists, merchants, bankers and property developers.

In 1846, the family concern – notably Fielden Brothers – was producing about 200,000 lbs of cotton every week.

The Fieldens had a large number of mills, including those at Causeway Mill, Clough Mill, Crescent Mill, Dobroyd Mill, Greenwood Mill, Jumb Mill, Lumbutts Mill, Mytholmroyd Mill, Robinwood Mill, Smithy Holme Mill, Stoneswood Mill, Waterside Mill and Waterstalls Mill

Many of the family were buried in the Shoebroad Quaker Burial Ground, others moved away from the life in Todmorden.

The family also invested in the West Indian sugar trade.

See Cotton famine, Dobroyd Castle and Fielden Joint Hospital, Todmorden

Fielden surname
Other forms of the surname include Feilding, Fielding and Fieldsend.

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

There are over 160 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Fielden, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Fielden:


Marriages 1858, 1896, 1899, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1921; Death 1911
 



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