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Mr Gledhill [1???-18??]
Abraham Gledhill [1822-1885]
Adam de Gledhill [1356-1???]
Albert Gledhill [1892-1918]
Alfred Gledhill [1837-1882]
Anthony Gledhill [1801-18??]
Arthur Gledhill [18??-19??]
Arthur Gledhill [18??-1918]
Arthur Gledhill [1870-19??]
Arthur Gledhill [1876-19??]
Arthur Gledhill [1882-1917]
Arthur Gledhill [1887-1917]
Arthur Gledhill [1900-1918]
Arthur Henry Gledhill [1876-1951]
Arthur Sandwell Gledhill [1881-1917]
Arthur Shane Gledhill [1924-1943]
Barber Gledhill [1915-2004]
Benjamin Gledhill [1887-1916]
Charles Gledhill [18??-1???]
Charles Gledhill [1877-19??]
Charles Henry Gledhill [1871-1939]
Daniel Gledhill [1885-1918]
David Gledhill [17??-18??]
Dorothy Gledhill [15??-16??]
Edgar Gledhill [1897-1917]
Edmund Gledhill [1815-1896]
Edward Gledhill [18??-19??]
Edward Gledhill [1867-1936]
Edwin Gledhill [1853-1939]
Edwin Gledhill [1896-1917]
Elizabeth Gledhill [1609-1657]
Elizabeth Gledhill [1825-1???]
Ely Gledhill [1793-18??]
Ely Gledhill [1800-1???]
Ernest Cameron Gledhill [1919-1941]
Ernest Gladstone Gledhill [1898-1918]
Francis Edward Gledhill [1886-1918]
Francis Ullathorne Gledhill [1803-1882]
Fred Gledhill [1864-1915]
Fred Gledhill [1889-1918]
Frederick Charles Gledhill [1897-19??]
George Gledhill [17??-18??]
George Henry Gledhill [1850-1922]
George Henry Gledhill [1868-19??]
Gilbert Gledhill [1889-1946]
Haigh Clapham Gledhill [1833-1904]
Harry Gledhill [1881-1917]
Harry Wells Gledhill [1894-1916]
Henry Gledhill [1325-13??]
Henry Gledhill [18??-1???]
Henry Gledhill [1814-188?]
Herbert Gledhill [1883-1918]
Herbert E. Gledhill [18??-19??]
Sir Hugh Gledhill [15??-15??]
Hugh Gledhill [17??-17??]
Irvine Gledhill [1889-1916]
James Gledhill [1713-1792]
James Gledhill [1771-1826]
James Gledhill [18??-1???]
James Gledhill [18??-191?]
James Gledhill [1802-18??]
James Gledhill [1864-19??]
James Gledhill [1865-1925]
James Albert Gledhill [1865-1913]
James M. Gledhill [1813-1???]
James Thomas Gledhill [1869-19??]
James William Gledhill [1860-19??]
Janet Gledhill [15??-1597]
Jeremiah Gledhill [1816-1891]
Joe Gledhill [1897-1970]
Joe Gledhill [1899-1918]
Johanna Gledhill [15??-1610]
John Gledhill [1???-1???]
John Gledhill [14??-14??]
John Gledhill [1440-15??]
John Gledhill [1492-15??]
John Gledhill [15??-16??]
John Gledhill [1605-1656]
John Gledhill [17??-18??]
John Gledhill [1728-1803]
John Gledhill [1729-1???]
John Gledhill [1772-18??]
John Gledhill [18??-18??]
John Gledhill [1807-1865]
John Gledhill [1814-1895]
John Gledhill [1822-1874]
John Gledhill [1863-19??]
John Gledhill [1912-1943]
John de Gledhill [1392-14??]
John Henry Gledhill [1857-1886]
John Holroyd Gledhill [1867-1951]
John Joseph Gledhill [1877-1???]
John Wells Gledhill [1870-19??]
John William Gledhill [1895-1918]
Jonas Crowther Gledhill [1821-1879]
Jonathan Gledhill [1799-1???]
Jonathan Gledhill [18??-18??]
Jonathan Gledhill [1849-1911]
Joseph Gledhill [1???-1???]
Joseph Gledhill [1???-1???]
Joseph Gledhill [17??-1816]
Joseph Gledhill [1702-17??]
Joseph Gledhill [1756-1???]
Joseph Gledhill [1788-18??]
Joseph Gledhill [18??-18??]
Joseph Gledhill [1813-18??]
Rev Joseph Gledhill [1829-1914]
Joseph Gledhill [1833-1???]
Joseph Gledhill [1837-19??]
Joseph Gledhill [1837-1906]
Joseph Gledhill [1838-19??]
Joseph Gledhill [1842-1874]
Joseph Gledhill [1896-1914]
Joseph Riley Gledhill [1818-1879]
Joseph Riley Gledhill [1836-1869]
Joseph Riley Gledhill [1860-1931]
Josiah Gledhill [17??-18??]
Lawrence Gledhill [1919-1941]
Leonard Gledhill [1893-1918]
Levi Gledhill [1817-1???]
Levi John Gledhill [1874-1928]
Luke Gledhill [1847-1923]
Mary Gledhill [18??-1???]
Matilda Gledhill [1857-1938]
Michael Gledhill [1???-19??]
Michael Gledhill [15??-16??]
Norman Gledhill [1899-1915]
Oswald Gledhill [1878-1916]
Otis Gledhill [1890-1917]
Peter Gledhill [1???-1854]
Peter Gledhill [1896-1916]
Peter Aspinall Gledhill [1923-1944]
Ralph Gledhill [15??-161?]
Richard Gledhill [15??-15??]
Sir Richard Gledhill [16??-1644]
Richard Gledhill [17??-1807]
Richard Gledhill [1823-1900]
Robert Gledhill [14??-14??]
Robert H. Gledhill [18??-19??]
Sam Gledhill [18??-19??]
Sam Gledhill [18??-1903]
Sam Gledhill [1859-19??]
Samuel Gledhill [1803-1862]
Samuel Gledhill [1832-1890]
Sarah Gledhill [16??-16??]
Shaw Gledhill [1865-19??]
Stephen Gledhill [18??-18??]
Thomas Gledhill [1???-18??]
Thomas Gledhill [1415-14??]
Thomas Gledhill [1468-1???]
Thomas Gledhill [15??-16??]
Thomas Gledhill [15??-1617]
Thomas Gledhill [1514-1???]
Thomas Gledhill [1538-1???]
Thomas Gledhill [1564-1???]
Thomas Gledhill [1593-1???]
Thomas Gledhill [17??-18??]
Thomas Gledhill [1793-18??]
Thomas Gledhill [1797-1884]
Thomas Gledhill [1851-1910]
Thomas J. Gledhill [1849-1???]
Thomas Smith Gledhill [1899-1918]
Thomas Wardle Gledhill [1863-19??]
Tom Gledhill [1884-1919]
Turner Gledhill [1843-1897]
Walter Gledhill [1869-1???]
Walter G. Gledhill [1880-19??]
William Gledhill [1324-1???]
William Gledhill [1616-1655]
William Gledhill [1647-1???]
William Gledhill [1671-1???]
William Gledhill [1816-18??]
William Gledhill [1836-1895]
William Gledhill [1838-1907]
William Gledhill [1849-19??]
William Gledhill [1851-19??]
William Gledhill [1867-1???]
William Gledhill [1912-1976]
William Gledhill [1916-1941]
William Gledhill [1925-1945]
William Henry Gledhill [18??-19??]
Willie Arthur Gledhill [1875-1915]
Willie Barber Gledhill [1896-1916]


Gledhill, Mr
[1???-18??] Surgeon at Broad Street, Halifax [1841]

See James McDean

Gledhill, Abraham
[1822-1885] He was organ blower at St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram for 40 years.

He died 25th September 1885 (aged 63).

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

Gledhill, Adam de
[1356-1???] Son of William Gledhill.

He married Unknown [born about 1358].

Children:

  1. John

Gledhill, Albert
[1892-1918] Born in Ripponden.

He lived in Rishworth.

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

He died in India [30th October 1918].

He is remembered on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial [F], on Rishworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Gledhill, Alfred
[1837-1882] Born in Southowram.

He was a quarryman [1871] / a stone delver [1881].

In 1861, he married Nancy Crowther [1840-1922] in Halifax.


Nancy came from Southowram
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1864] who was a yarn maker (worsted) [1881]
  2. Hannah [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1881], a worsted drawer [1891]
  3. Edward
  4. Walter
  5. Charles Henry
  6. Willie Arthur
  7. Mary A [b 1877] who was a silk spinner [1891]
  8. Oswald
  9. Emsell [b 1880]

The family lived at St Peters Square, Southowram [1871, 1881].

Alfred died in 1882 (aged 44).

Sons Willie Arthur & Oswald died in World War I

Gledhill, Anthony
[1801-18??] He was a woollen carder [1841].

He married Sally [1801-18??].

Children:

  1. Ruth [1821-1889] who married Martin Hallas Green
  2. Mary [b 1826]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1828]
  4. Sarah [b 1832]
  5. Nanny [b 1835]
  6. Emma [b 1838]
  7. Eliza [b 1840] who may the illegitimate daughter of her sister Ruth

The family lived at Stainland [1841]

Gledhill, Arthur
[18??-19??] Gents' tailors and outfitters.

They were at 2-4 Crown Street at the junction with Princess Street, Halifax [1916, 1922, 1938].

See Walter R. Thomas

Gledhill, Arthur
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 23rd August 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [3], and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club


Question: Does anyone know his connections with Greetland?

 

Gledhill, Arthur
[1870-19??] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton operator [1881] / a cotton twiner [1891, 1892] / landlord of the Bird In Hand, Elland [1901] / landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Greetland [1905, 1911]

In 1892, he married Louisa Mitchell [1872-1???] at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Louisa was the daughter of woollen engineer John Mitchell

She was a worsted warper [1892]

 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1894]
  2. Percy Hector [b 1900]

The family lived at

Living with them in 1901, 1911 was widowed mother-in-law Naomi Mitchell [1833-19??]

Gledhill, Arthur
[1876-19??] Son of Thomas Gledhill, boot maker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Alfred Street, Halifax [1895] / a stone mason's labourer [1901] / night watchman for carpet manufacturer [1911] / in France with the Mechanical Transport Company Army Service Corps [WW1 1917].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Annie Elizabeth Wilson [1876-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie Elizabeth, of Bank Buildings, Luddendenfoot, was the daughter of John Wilson, greengrocer
 

Children:

  1. Edwin
  2. Arthur Victor [b 1898] who was a condenser in cotton spinning mill (carpet manufacturer) [1911], & served in World War I
  3. Florence [b 1900]
  4. Harry [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 23 Stannary Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 22 Fairfield Terrace, Shroggs Road, Halifax [1911]

Gledhill, Arthur
[1882-1917] Son of William Gledhill.

He was educated at St Augustine's School / a male nurse [1911].

In [Q1] 1912, he married Violet Eleanor Vincent in Islington, London.

They lived at 22 Aberdeen Road, Highbury, London [1917].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 4th Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died [21st August 1917] (aged 35) of wounds received the previous day when 4th Casualty Clearing Station was bombed (despite the display of the Red Cross).

He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery [IV J 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Gledhill, Arthur
[1887-1917] Son of Fred Gledhill.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a member of Christ Church, Pellon / an apprentice hairdresser with Fred Aked, Hanson Lane / a hairdresser (own account) [1911] / in business at 17 Market Street, Halifax.


His mother lived at Alfreton, Derbyshire. He had relatives at 58 Caunce Street, Blackpool
 

He emigrated to Australia [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Private with the 51st Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He died of gunshot wounds & a fractured skull at the New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Hazebrouck, France [10th June 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery [I F 26].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Greetland Liberal Club


Question: Does anyone know his connections with Greetland?

 

Gledhill, Arthur
[1900-1918] Son of Mary Hannah & Zebedee Gledhill of 34 Summergate Place, Parkinson Lane, Halifax.

Born in Halifax [10th July 1900].

Baptised at St George's, Sowerby [16th September 1900].

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

He died in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire [29th November 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried at Warley Congregational Church [A 253]

Gledhill, Arthur Henry
[1876-1951] Son of George H. Gledhill.

He was chairman and governing director of G. H. Gledhill & Sons Limited and Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Limited.

In 1911, he invented and patented a job costing recorder.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council from 1923. He was Mayor of Halifax [1926-1927]. In 1928, he became Chairman of the Halifax Tramways Committee.

He was considered to be an authority on municipal passenger transport. He was a member of the Institute of Transport. In 1937, he was President Elect of the Municipal Transport Association.

He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers / Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants / Fellow of the British Horological Institute / Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society / President of Halifax Rotary Club [1929].

In [Q3] 1941, he married Winifred Pickles [1904-1982] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jocelyne Mary Clara [b 1945] who married [Halifax 1972] Derek B. Haigh

The family lived at

Arthur died 20th October 1951 (aged 77).

Winifred died 23rd January 1982 (aged 78).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [5 25 A].

See Harold Wilson

Gledhill, Arthur Sandwell
[1881-1917] Son of Elizabeth & William Gledhill of Halifax.

Born in Halifax [27th November 1881].

In [Q1] 1912, he married Violet Eleanor Vincent in Islington, London.

They lived at 22 Aberdeen Road, Highbury, London.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 4th Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died of wounds received when the Casualty Clearing Station was bombed [21st August 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery [IV J 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Gledhill, Arthur Shane
[1924-1943] His grandparents lived at Kingston Street, Halifax.

Born in Manchester [24th July 1924].

He was educated at Urmston Grammar School.

He lived at Flixton, Manchester.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as an Apprentice with the Merchant Navy aboard the steam merchant ship SS Fort Longueuil. He served in Russian Convoys.

He was lost [20th September 1943] (aged 18)  when his ship – en route to Australia – was torpedoed by German Submarine U-532 and sank in the Indian Ocean, with the loss of 57 of her crew of 59.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial [50], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gledhill, Barber
[1915-2004] House-master and teacher at Calder High School who revived the Midgley Pace Egg play in 1949

Gledhill, Benjamin
[1887-1916] Son of Turner Gledhill.

Born in Greetland.

He and his siblings were orphaned by 1897, and lived with his sister Mrs Sarah Kinder.

He was a cotton spinner's piecer [1901] / a cotton operative [1911] / employed by John Law & Sons.

On 5th July 1916, he married Ada Annie Whiteley [1888-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Ada Annie, of 141 Rochdale Road, Greetland, was the daughter of Thomas Whiteley, farmer
 

They lived at 141A Rochdale Road, Greetland [1916].

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

He was at Clipstone Camp, Nottinghamshire [1916].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd September 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval [I G 12].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

Gledhill, Charles
[18??-1???]

On 26th December 1881, he married Harriet Ann Shoesmith.


Harriet Ann was the daughter of
George Shoesmith
 

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1883]
  2. George [b 1884]
  3. Anne [b 1886]
  4. Sarah Anne [b 1887]
  5. Mary Ellen [b 1888]
  6. Harry [b 1890]

Gledhill, Charles
[1877-19??] Son of James Gledhill.

He was a labourer [1900].

On 17th April 1900, he married Margaret Ann Holgate at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Margaret Ann was the daughter of
Telemachus Holgate
 

Gledhill, Charles Henry
[1871-1939] Son of Alfred Gledhill.

Born in Southowram.

He was a dyer's labourer [1891] / a labourer [1895] / a firebrick labourer [1901] / landlord of the Brickmakers' Arms, Halifax [taking over from his older brother, Edward 1905] / a licensed victualler of 1 Godley Road, New Bank [1909] / an insurance agent [1911]

In 1895, he married (1) Mary Hannah Crossley at St Thomas, Charlestown, Halifax.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of Frank Crossley
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1902]
  2. (possibly) Gwynneth who married Harold Vincent Mackintosh

In 1905, he married (2) Lauretta Crossley in Halifax.


Lauretta Crossley was the daughter of Frank Crossley, and sister of his first wife
 

Children:

  1. Winifred [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 65 New Bank, Halifax [with his stepfather William Camm 1891]
  • 5 Range Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 18 Upper Cross Street, Halifax [1911]

Gledhill, Daniel
[1885-1918] Born in Ripponden

He was a farm labourer [1905].

On 19th June 1905, he married Selina Ford [1886-1923] in Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne.


Selina was born in Hurst
 

Children:

  1. Helena [1905-1992] who married [1928] Harry Cross

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

He was killed in action [22nd March 1918].

He was buried at the Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras [VII B 16]

Gledhill, David
[17??-18??] Around 10:00 pm on 8th August 1811, he, Henry Midwood and Joseph Brook, all from Brighouse, were involved in an assault upon a party of soldiers who had been recruiting in Brighouse. The gang eventually drove the military out of the town.

At their trial, all 3 men were found guilty

Gledhill, Dorothy
[15??-16??] Daughter of John Gledhill or daughter of John Gledhill.

She married Edward Hanson

Gledhill, Edgar
[1897-1917] Son of Mary & Walter Gledhill of Road Side, Rishworth.

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

He died 29th November 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt [V B 14].

He is remembered on Rishworth War Memorial

Gledhill, Edmund
[1815-1896] Or Edmond / Gleadhill.

Born 4th June 1815.

He was landlord of the Roebuck, Halifax [1850].

He married Sarah [1819-1909].

Children:

  1. Ruth [1843-1876] who married James B. Walsh

Edmund died 5th July 1896.

Sarah died 19th January 1909.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Gledhill, Edward
[18??-19??] In 1892, he advertised as a
House Painter, Decorator, and Artists' Colourman at 44 King Cross Street, Halifax

He ran an art studio at 44 King Cross Street, Halifax [1895].

The business was founded by his grandfather in 1780 and was in Old Market and Northgate, Halifax.

In 1854, the family bought the business of William Hoyland and this was carried on by Edward and his son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Herbert

Gledhill, Edward
[1867-1936] Son of Alfred Gledhill.

Born in Southowram.

He was a carter of Dumb Mill Inn, Hipperholme [1885] / a brick labourer [1891] / beerseller at the Brickmakers' Arms, Halifax [1901] / beerhouse keeper at the Town Hall Tavern, Halifax [1905, 1911, 1927 1936].

His younger brother, Charles Henry, took over from him at the Brickmakers' Arms [1905]

On 26th December 1885, Edward married Lilly Ainley [1867-1948] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lilly was the daughter of coal miner Samuel Ainley.

She was a weaver cotton [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Violetta [1886-1954] who was a woollen spinner [1901] and married Robert Henry Smith
  2. Rosetta [1888-1891]
  3. John Alfred [1890-1890] who died aged 3 months
  4. Joe

The family lived at Halifax & Wakefield Road, Hipperholme [1891].

Edward died 22nd August 1936.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [26th August 1936].

Children Rosetta and John Alfred were buried at Rastrick Church

Gledhill, Edwin
[1853-1939]

He married Sarah [1845-1915].

Sarah died 30th July 1915 (aged 70).

Edwin died 18th December 1939 (aged 86).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 37 O]

Gledhill, Edwin
[1896-1917] Son of Arthur Gledhill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Chapel, Halifax / a bobbin piecer in cotton mill (carpet manufacturer) [1911] / a warehouse man at Crossley's.

During World War I, after being rejected 3 times, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Private / Rifleman with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at the Battle of Arras [25th April 1917] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, and on the Memorial at Salem United Methodist Chapel

Gledhill, Elizabeth
[1609-1657] Baptised at Elland [15th October 1609]. Daughter of Thomas Gledhill of Barkisland Hall.

She married William Horton.

She inherited the two houses at Lightcliffe Royd, Barkisland

Gledhill, Elizabeth
[1825-1???] In 1851, she was teacher of a private school at Kingston, Halifax

Gledhill, Ely
[1793-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Gledhill, Ely
[1800-1???] He was a toll bar keeper [1861].

He married Ann [1809-1???].

They lived at West Vale Place, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Gledhill, Ernest Cameron
[1919-1941] Son of Mary & Fred Cameron.

In [Q2] 1941, he married Grace Shepherd in Calder District.

They lived at Burnley Hill Terrace, Shelf.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 13 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 14th December 1941 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Taiping War Cemetery [2 F 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Gledhill, Ernest Gladstone
[1898-1918] Son of John Holroyd Gledhill.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914] (aged 16), and served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [April 1916].

He died 24th October 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre [B 22].

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

Gledhill, Francis Edward
[1886-1918] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

Born in Halifax.

He worked for Sugden's, coal merchant.

He lived at 12 Abel Street, Halifax.

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

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Wytschaete [25th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [42-47 & 162], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gledhill, Francis Ullathorne
[1803-1882] Son of John Gledhill and brother of Thomas Gledhill.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [14th May 1803].

A schoolmaster.

He was a staunch Nonconformist, and a teetotaller.

He took an active part in the reform agitations which were going on in England during the early part of the 19th century.

He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street.

On the 27th May 1844, he emigrated to New Zealand arriving in the ship Bella Marina at New Plymouth. He set up in business as a storekeeper.

He also started the first tanning works in New Plymouth [between 1845-1848]. The tan pits were where the Criterion Hotel now stands.

In 1848, he paid a visit to England and gave several lectures on New Zealand and New Plymouth

In 1849, he married Hannah Jones, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Madeira who married Gervase Disney Hammerton at Patea

In 1851, they sailed to Melbourne aboard the Woodstock. He visited Sydney, and then went back to New Plymouth, NZ, where he resumed his business as auctioneer and merchant.

He became a New Zealand politician.

He represented Taranaki in the first General Assembly held in Auckland.

In 1854, when the New Zealand Constitution Act came into force, he was elected the first representative for the Town of New Plymouth in the General Assembly, and was again re-elected for the House in 1865. He served in the first Parliament (representing New Plymouth) and the third Parliament (representing Omata). Between his two terms of office, he was a volunteer in the First Taranaki War [1860/1]. He was prominent in the House of Representatives.

He died in New Zealand [2nd October 1882]. He had been an invalid for 3 or 4 years prior to his death.

Hannah died on the 9th January 1884

Gledhill, Fred
[1864-1915] Son of James Gledhill, engine tenter.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a mechanic of Pellon [1885] / a mechanic fitter [1891] / a turner mechanic [1901] / a mechanic (turner) for machine tool maker [1911].

In 1885, he married Emily Mulvannah [1863-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emily, of Pellon, was born in Manchester, the daughter of Thomas Mulvannah, labourer.

She was a worsted twister [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Arthur

The family lived at

  • 13 Saltburn Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 28 Grange Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 56 St Augustine's Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 13 Rosebery Terrace [1915]
  • 67 Scar Bottom Road, Pye Nest

Fred died after a long illness, patiently borne [13th May 1915] (aged 51).

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [15th May 1915].

In [Q2] 1920, Emily married Charles Hunt in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Nuttall Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Gledhill, Fred
[1889-1918] Son of Eliza & John Gledhill of Elland.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Mabel Scott in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack [b 1916]

The family lived at

  • 19 Matlock Street, Lee Mount
  • 18 Livingstone Street, Lee Mount

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with Anson Battalion RN Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [25th March 1918] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [1], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gledhill, Frederick Charles
[1897-19??] DCM.

Son of James William Gledhill.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a member of the Lightcliffe Congregational Church School / an errand boy (fruiterer) [1911] / employed in the tailoring department of T. Eaton & Company, Toronto.

In 1912, the family moved to Toronto.

During World War I, he enlisted in Canada [August 1914], and served as a Sergeant Major with the 48th Highlanders (Toronto)  Canadian Infantry.

Acting Company Sergeant Major F. Gledhill was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [February 1917]

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout, and has at all times set a splendid example

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Lightcliffe Congregational Church.

His brother, Bugler Stanley Gledhill served with the 95th Battalion, and his grandfather and four uncles served in the Militia

Gledhill, George
[17??-18??] He married Betty.

Children:

  1. Martha [1805-1874] who married Charles Crossley

Gledhill, George Henry
[1850-1922] Son of Henry Gledhill.

In 1861, he was a worsted mill hand living with his parents.

In 1871, he was a draper's assistant living with parents.

Around 1872, he established a wholesale and retail millinery and fancy drapery business at 41 Northgate, Halifax.

In 1881, he was a draper and milliner.

Around 1888, he expanded into the premises next door – Number 43 Northgate – and set up the Halifax Millinery & Mourning Establishment.

In August 1886, he invented and subsequently patented the Automatic Cash Till and the Automatic Cash Displayer.

With his sons, Arthur Henry, Gilbert, and Walter he established the firm of G. H. Gledhill & Sons Limited.

He was a Fellow of the British Horological Institute

On 20th September 1871, he married Mary Anne Sharp at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Anne was the daughter of Joseph Sharp
 

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1873]
  2. Arthur Henry
  3. Walter
  4. Winifred [b 1882]
  5. Beatrice M. [b 1884]
  6. Gilbert

The family lived at

  • 9 Portland Place, Halifax [1881]
  • 22 Manor Drive, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • Dersingham, Greenroyd Avenue, Halifax [1905, 1911]

Mary Ann died 10th August 1906.

George Henry died 27th February 1922 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 5 34]

Gledhill, George Henry
[1868-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller for mechanical engineer [1901].

In 1890, he married Emma Jane Swift in Halifax.


Emma Jane was the daughter of
William Swift
 

Children:

  1. Marion [b 1892]
  2. Isabel [b 1896]
  3. William [b 1899]
  4. Kathleen [b 1900]

In 1901, the family were living with Emma Jane's widowed mother Jane at the Bee-hive, Halifax, 33 King Cross Street, Halifax

Gledhill, Gilbert
[1889-1946] Son of George H. Gledhill.

Born 22nd May 1889.

He was a partner (secretary) in G. H. Gledhill & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he and 7 friends enlisted with the Cheshire Regiment [17th September 1914]:

who were killed,

who were wounded, and Major Horace Fox, who survived unscathed.

Gilbert served as Second Lieutenant in the 5th Earl of Chester's Cheshire Regiment.

He was wounded by a German rifle grenade, and many of his colleagues were injured, some fatally [10th May 1915].

He was taken to a military hospital in London. His eyes were badly damaged, and his right eye had to be removed.

He was Conservative MP for Halifax [1931-1945]. He made his maiden speech in 5th May 1932.

Like Churchill's Conservative government, he was not returned in the post-World War II elections.

In [Q4] 1920, he married Philippa Amy Holmes in Berwick.

He lived at

Gilbert died 2nd September 1946.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell with his parents

Gledhill, Haigh Clapham
[1833-1904] Born in Wakefield [11th April 1833].

He was a grocer [1871].

In [Q2] 1857, he married Mary Jane Audus [1835-1903].


Mary Jane was born [3rd June 1835] in Ayton, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. John Haigh [1858] who died aged 11 months
  2. Christiana [b 1858]
  3. Ann [b 1861]
  4. Mary Jane [1862-1897]
  5. Alice Louisa [b 1864]
  6. Harry [1867] who died aged 10 months
  7. Lizzie Audus [1868] who died aged 9 months
  8. Francis Henry [1871] who died aged 11 months

The family lived at 5 Ferguson Street, Halifax [1871].

Mary Jane died 15th January 1903.

Haigh Clapham died 22nd February 1904.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3384]

Gledhill, Harry
[1881-1917] He was a news vendor in Waterhouse Street, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1905, he married Margaret Corcoran in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Waterhouse Terrace, Upper Kirkgate, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [July 1916], then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [12th February 1917] (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [11C & 12A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gledhill, Harry Wells
[1894-1916] Son of John Wells Gledhill.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / a butcher's apprentice [1911] / employed by a butcher in Skircoat Green then by Harry Firth in Gibbet Street.

He lived with his family at 9 East Parade, Sowerby Bridge.

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

He joined up under the Derby Scheme and was called to the colours on 31st January 1916.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Gledhill, Henry
[1325-13??] Of Barkisland.

An early member of the Gledhill family of Barkisland.

He married either a daughter of Peter Barkesland. or his cousin, Mary Gleidhill.

Children:

  1. William

Gledhill, Henry
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Pack Horse, Halifax [1884].

In November 1884, was summoned for a breach of the licensing laws. He pleaded ignorance and was fined £1 plus costs. The Court heard that Gledhill had been convicted for felony in 1864 and was disqualified from holding a licence

Gledhill, Henry
[1814-188?] Born in Huddersfield.

He married Sarah [1817-1???] from Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1837]
  2. George
  3. Arthur [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • 4 Cross Hills, Halifax [1851]
  • 14 North Castle Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 32 North Castle Street, Halifax [1871]

Gledhill, Herbert
[1883-1918] Born in Ripponden.

He was a member of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden / a labourer [1913] / employed at Soyland Paper Mill.

On 5th April 1913, he married Agnes Stott [1885-1940] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [1912-1969]
  2. Jack [b 1915]

They lived at 20 Victoria Square, Ripponden.

He served 12 years as a regular soldier in the Hussars, 5 years in India.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 137th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action by shellfire [17th September 1918].

He was buried at the Tincourt New British Cemetery [V E 12].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Gledhill, Herbert E.
[18??-19??] Son of Edward Gledhill.

He and his father carried on the family art business.

He was at 52 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1936]

Gledhill, Sir Hugh
[15??-15??] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

Curate at Elland [15??] and Vicar of Huddersfield

Gledhill, Hugh
[17??-17??] Curate at Elland [17??]

Gledhill, Irvine
[1889-1916] Son of Luke Gledhill.

Born in Stainland.

He was a cotton piecer [1901] / a woollen weaver [1911] / a packer [1915].

On 13th November 1915, he married Martha Ann [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann, of James Street, Elland, was the daughter of Jimmy Readyhough, labourer, and widow of Mr Smithies
 

Children:

  1. Clarence Irvine [22nd March 1916-2002]

The family lived at Rock Villa, Holywell Brook.

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

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

The family heard about his death in August 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], and on Elland War Memorial

Gledhill, James
[1713-1792] He lived at Smith House, Lightcliffe.

He established Gledhill's Gift by his will of 1789.

See William Walker

Gledhill, James
[1771-1826]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John [d 1826]

The family lived at Northgate, Halifax [1826].

James & son John were buried at Northgate End Chapel: John [18th June 1826]; James [6th July 1826]

Gledhill, James
[18??-1???] A labourer at Stainland.

In 1884, he was imprisoned for 3 months for several counts of having neglected his wife and family and leaving them to be maintained by the local Poor Law Union. He was said to be in the habit of leaving home and remaining away for a long time

Gledhill, James
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, and on the Memorial at Midgehole Working Men's Club

Gledhill, James
[1802-18??] In July 1837, he was charged with the manslaughter of 3-year-old Mary Ann Royles.

Gledhill had been driving his cart – without reins – and turned to speak to someone in the cart when he ran over the child who was playing in the road. The horse knocked her down and the cart ran over her head, killing her instantly.

At the trial, Gledhill was seen to be of good character for kindness and humanity. The Judge directed him to enter into his own recognisance of £50 and a surety of £25 to appear and receive judgment when called upon. He was then discharged

Gledhill, James
[1864-19??]

Born in Ovenden.

He was a carter [1891] / a brewery cart driver [1901, 1911].

In 1888, he married Miriam Riley [1863-19??] in Halifax.


Miriam was born in Kidderminster
 

Children:

  1. Otis
  2. Riley [b 1893] who was a spinner overlooker [1911]
  3. May [b 1900]
  4. George Hanson [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 1 Churn Pot, Ovenden Wood, Ovenden [1891]
  • 4 Mount Street West, Halifax [1901]
  • 13 Ovenden Wood Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was mother-in-law Elizabeth Riley [b Ripponden 1839]

Gledhill, James
[1865-1925] He married Jane.

The family lived at Twinge House, Southowram [1901, 1905, 1925].

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Gledhill, James Albert
[1865-1913]

In [Q4] 1902, he married Mary Hannah Hoey [1865-1933] in Halifax.

James Albert died 26th October 1913 (aged 48).

Mary Hannah died 20th August 1933 (aged 68) 

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 60 2]

Gledhill, James M.
[1813-1???] Born in Rastrick [19th June 1813].

Baptised at Bridge End Chapel, Brighouse [15th August 1813].

He was a farm labourer.

He married Ellen Bentley [1814-1907], born in Rastrick.

Children:

  1. Susanna [b 1833]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1835]
  3. Ann [b 1841]
  4. son
  5. son
  6. son

On 2nd September 1842, the family emigrated to New Zealand, aboard the Prince of Wales, arriving in Nelson on 31st December 1842.

Infant daughter Ann died on board.

The stayed in Moutere for a number of years, and finally settled at Appleby

Gledhill, James Thomas
[1869-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was publican at the Crown Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1901].

In [Q2] 1889, he married Annie Lawton [1869-19??] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1890]
  2. Winifred [b 1898]

Gledhill, James William
[1860-19??] Son of Isaac Gledhill, auctioneer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a railway servant of Ripponden, Soyland [1887] / a railway pointsman [1891] / a signalman with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway [1901] / a railway signalman [1911] / employed in Toronto General Hospital [1917].

In [Q3] 1887, he married Mary Power [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Lister Lane, Halifax, was born in Pontefract, the daughter of Lawrence Power, sergeant in the 52? Regiment.

She was a twiner piecer cotton [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Frederick Charles
  2. Alice [b 1899]
  3. Stanley [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Victoria Square, Ripponden, Soyland [1891]
  • Lydgate, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 5 Lane Ends Terrace, Hipperholme, Brighouse [1911]

Around 1912, the family moved to Toronto

Gledhill, Janet
[15??-1597] Or Jennet. Daughter of John Gledhill Or John Gledhill

She married Thomas Hanson

Gledhill, Jeremiah
[1816-1891] MRCS.

Born in Liversedge.

Surgeon in Halifax.

He died at 16 Carlton Street, Halifax [21st April 1891].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £11,657 8/6d.

The will was proved by his nephew Charles James Cullingworth of 46 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, London (surgeon), and his niece Sarah Cullingworth of 35 West View, Hopwood Lane, Halifax (spinster).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1891

Gledhill, Joe
[1897-1970] Son of Edward Gledhill.

Joe ran Westgate Fisheries until late 1960s

Gledhill, Joe
[1899-1918] Son of Ruth Ada & Fred Gledhill, painter, of 13 Cross Hills, Greetland.

Born in Greetland.

He was a member of St Thomas's Church, Greetland & Choir / a Sunday School teacher / employed by George Webster & Son Limited in Silver Street, Halifax / organist at Kesgrave Church whilst training in Ipswich.

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

He was killed in action by a shell [24th August 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont [III F 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas's Church, Greetland

Gledhill, Johanna
[15??-1610] Aka Jennet.

She married John Brighouse

Gledhill, John
[1???-1???] Son of John Gledhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jennet

Gledhill, John
[14??-14??] Son of Robert Gledhill.

He lived at Little Even, Barkisland

Gledhill, John
[1440-15??] Of Barkisland.

Son of Thomas Gledhill. Recorded in 1502.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Margery who married John Sayvill
  3. Thomas

Gledhill, John
[1492-15??] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

He married Cecily Thornhill.


Cecily was the daughter of John Thornhill
 

Children:

  1. Michael
  2. Thomas
  3. Joseph
  4. Dorothea
  5. Ralph
  6. Grace who married [1601] Thomas Wilkinson at Elland
  7. Elizabeth who married [1585] Francis Reynard at Elland

Gledhill, John
[15??-16??] In 1621, he bought Coward Laithe, Ripponden

Gledhill, John
[1605-1656] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

On 11th October 1636, he married Sarah Horton.


The wedding was on the same day that his sister, Elizabeth married Sarah's brother, William
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) Janet
  2. John
  3. Michael
  4. (possibly) Dorothy
  5. Thomas
  6. Sarah

He and Sarah rebuilt Barkisland Hall

Gledhill, John
[17??-18??] He was a shoemaker in Halifax [1803] / a cordwainer [1806, 1809]

He married Ann.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Francis Ullathorne
  3. James [bapt 26th August 1806]
  4. Mary Jane [bapt 6th August 1809]

Gledhill, John
[1728-1803] Of Jagger Green, Stainland.

In 1750, he married Mary [1728-1803].

John died 26th January 1803; Mary died 1st February 1803.

The couple were born within 8 days of each other, were married for 54 years, and died within 7 days of each other

Gledhill, John
[1729-1???] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

Born in Ripponden [12 Feb 1729].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mattie [b 1749]
  2. twins Hannah and Mary [b 1750]
  3. Martha [b 1751]
  4. Frances [b 1752]
  5. Aaron [b 1753]
  6. Lydia [b 1755]
  7. Joseph
  8. Mary [b 1756]
  9. Susie [b 1758]

The family lived in Ripponden

Gledhill, John
[1772-18??] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

Born in Barkisland [12th July 1772].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1811]
  2. James
  3. Peggy
  4. Mary
  5. Margaret [b 1796]
  6. William [b 1798]
  7. William [b 1799]
  8. Sarah [b 1801]
  9. Mary [b 1803]
  10. John [b 1805]
  11. Samuel [b 1813]

The family moved to Lancashire

Gledhill, John
[18??-18??] He was landlord of the Spread Eagle, Rishworth [1851]

Gledhill, John
[1807-1865] A Halifax wire drawer.

He married Emma Fox [1808-1863].

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1830]
  2. John Fox
  3. Elizabeth [1834-1907]
  4. George [1839-1879]
  5. Joseph

The family lived at

  • 7 Shroggs Bottom, Ovenden
  • Raglan Street, Halifax

He died after falling down stairs [25th December 1865]. Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3279]

Gledhill, John
[1814-1895] Of Halifax.

Born 30th August 1814.

He married Mary [1808-1863].


Mary was born 20th December 1808
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1843-1923]
  2. Elizabeth [1846-1927]

Mary died 9th May 1863.

She was buried at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax.

John died 12th February 1895.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2 21 B]

Gledhill, John
[1822-1874] Of Barkisland.

Landlord of the Victoria, Halifax [1853].

On 23rd August 1846, he married Harriet Cockroft [1828-1884] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann[1847-1858]
  2. Emma [1848-1913] who married Edwin Wild
  3. Jane
  4. Sam
  5. Matilda

John died 14th February 1874.

After John's death, Harriet took over at the pub.

Harriet died 1st April 1884.

After Harriet's death, her son Sam took over at the pub.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [1/W18]

Gledhill, John
[1863-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer [1901] / a bricklayer labourer [1911].

Around 1893, he married Mary Ellen [1867-19??].

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1894] who was a weaver [1911]
  2. Joseph
  3. Emily [b 1898] who was an under clothing finisher [1911]
  4. Minnie [b 1900]
  5. Herbert [b 1902]

The family lived at

Gledhill, John
[1912-1943] Son of Clara & Albert Gledhill of Elland.

In [Q1] 1936, he married Vera Barson in Halifax.

They lived at Elland.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy H. M. L. C. G. (L) 15.

He died 25th April 1943 (aged 31).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [A C 26].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Gledhill, John de
[1392-14??] Son of Adam Gledhill.

Recorded in 1448.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Gledhill, John Henry
[1857-1886] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1881].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Tryphena Whittaker [1857-1923] in Halifax.


Tryphena was the daughter of Joshua Whittaker, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1879]
  2. Albert E [b 1881]

The family lived at 258 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1881]`.

John Henry died 31st May 1886 (aged 29).

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

In 1887, Tryphena married Walter Wood

Gledhill, John Holroyd
[1867-1951] Born in Stainland.

He was an iron turner.

In 1892, he married Jessie Agnes Selina Cadd [1870-1941] in Aylesbury.


Jessie was born in Winslow
 

Children:

  1. Walter Holroyd [1894-1969]
  2. Arthur Vernon [1895-1929]
  3. Ernest Gladstone

The family lived at

  • 2 Thorn Tree Street, Queens Road [1901]
  • 12 Leadenhall Street, King Cross [1911]

Gledhill, John Joseph
[1877-1???] JP.

Son of Jonathan Gledhill.

He was a solicitor in Todmorden [1911] / a Todmorden Councillor / Mayor of Todmorden [1935-1936].

His wife Evina was Mayoress.

In 1910, he married Evina Lord.


Evina was the daughter of Walter Lord
 

Children:

  1. son [b 1915]

The family lived at

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and became Lieutenant Colonel [1915]

Gledhill, John Wells
[1870-19??] Son of Benjamin Wells Gledhill, grocer.

Born in Skircoat.

He was a mechanic iron turner [1891] / a mechanic of Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge / a steam engine iron turner [1901] / a engineer's iron turner [1911].

In 1890, he married (1) Bridget (Polly) Gloady [1870-19??] in Halifax.


Polly was born in York
 

Children:

  1. Vera [b 1891] who was a worsted drawer [1911]
  2. Elsie [b 1892] who was a cotton doubler [1911]
  3. Harry

Bridget died in 1899 (aged 29).

In [Q3] 1900, he married (2) Amelia Hoyle [1877-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Amelia, of Clifton Street, Warley, was the daughter of Albert Hoyle, boiler maker
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1901]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

By 1911, all the family had taken the name Wells Gledhill.

The family lived at

  • 34 Dearnley Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 9 East Parade, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Gledhill, John William
[1895-1918] Son of Sarah Ann & Joseph Gledhill of 10 Hollin's Row, Greetland.

Born in Greetland [31st May 1895].

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

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Marfaux British Cemetery [III G 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale

Gledhill, Jonas Crowther
[1821-1879] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone mason [1851] / a stone mason & contractor employing 15 men [1861] / a master contractor employing 12 men 14 boys [1871].

On 23rd May 1844, he married (1) Sarah Clay [1819-1856] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of
James Clay
 

They had no children.

On 18th May 1857, he married (2) Susy / Susan Clay at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan was the daughter of William Clay
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 3 Highroyd, Warley [1851]
  • Hollins Mill, Warley [1861]
  • Hill Top, Warley [1871]
  • Myrtle Villa, Sowerby Bridge [1879]

He died at Myrtle Villa [29th March 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £1,500. Probate was granted to his widow Susy, William Clay of Hollins Grove (carder), and Charles Clay of Luddendenfoot (woollen manufacturer),

After his death, Susan married [1883] George Rushworth [1831-1921] in Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Gledhill, Jonathan
[1799-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was a victualler at an unidentified beerhouse at 309 Stainland, South Parade [1851].


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

 

He married Hannah [1797-1???].


Hannah was born in Lingards
 

Gledhill, Jonathan
[18??-18??] A blacksmith at Northowram.

He was charged, under the Lord's Day Act, with working on Sunday, 13th November 1881 at a shop belonging to William Haigh at Swales Moor. He was found to be sharpening masons' pick-axes. A penalty was imposed of 6d plus 7/6d costs

Gledhill, Jonathan
[1849-1911] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

He was an auctioneer and valuer [1881] / Chairman of the Broadstone (Rochdale) Spinning Company / Chairman of the Hare Spinning Company / Founder and Director of the Pioneer Mill Company / Secretary of the Todmorden Masonic Hall Company

In 1876, he married Margaret Alice Barker in Halifax.


Margaret Alice was the daughter of John Barker
 

Children:

  1. John Joseph
  2. Hilda Mary [b 1879]
  3. daughter
  4. daughter

The family lived at

  • 6 Ridge Bank, Todmorden & Walsden [1881]
  • Calderbank, Todmorden
  • Inchfield Villa, Walsden
  • Hare Hill, Todmorden [1900]

He died at Holyhead after being recalled to Todmorden as he was on his way to a holiday in Ireland

Gledhill, Joseph
[1???-1???] Honorary founder member of the Halifax Art Society

Gledhill, Joseph
[1???-1???] Clothier at Barkisland.

Son of John Gledhill

Gledhill, Joseph
[17??-1816] Stone mason and master of stone quarries of Southowram.

He married Hannah Thornton.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

Gledhill, Joseph
[1702-17??] Son of William Gledhill.

Born at Hartshead [10th August 1702].

On 9th July 1724, he married Susanna Child

Children:

  1. John

Gledhill, Joseph
[1756-1???] Son of John Gledhill.

Born 4th January 1756

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Gledhill, Joseph
[1788-18??] He married Jane France [1790-1844].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Gledhill, Joseph
[18??-18??] He was Headmaster of Todmorden National School. He later established a business and auctioneer and valuer.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jonathan

Gledhill, Joseph
[1813-18??] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

He became a wool factor and commission salesman in Norwich. He married and had children in Norfolk. The family moved to Bradford in 1856.

In 1863, branch of the family moved to Connecticut

Gledhill, Rev Joseph
[1829-1914] MA.

Son of Joseph Gledhill.

Baptised in Honley.

He was educated at Hatfield Hall Durham University, was a National School teacher [1851], and received his Licentiate of Theology and was ordained in 1859

He was Curate [1859-1873] and Vicar of Ripponden [1873-1909], a total of 50 years.

In January 1906, he was summoned for having permitted a stage play to be performed without a licence at the National Schools, Ripponden on 2nd to 4th January 1906. He was fined £1 plus 7/6d costs, or 1 month's imprisonment.

In January 1853, he married (1) Ann Osborne [1821-1854] in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

On 7th April 1863, he married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Lockwood [1843-1879] at Ripponden Church.

Children:

  1. Florence Louisa [b 1867]
  2. Constance Mary [1869-1896]
  3. Arnold Cyril [1879] who died in infancy

On 9th September 1890, he married (3) Julia Sarah Ager [1859-1937] from Suffolk, at Ripponden Church.

Children:

  1. Dorothy Gwendolene [1891-1923]

The family lived at

  • Horncastle, Lincolnshire [1851]
  • Longwood, Huddersfield [1861]

He died at Ryburndene, Sidcup, Kent [11th January 1914].

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [14th January 1914].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £406 12/1d. Probate was granted to his widow Julia Sarah.

His 2nd wife Sarah Elizabeth, and children Constance Mary & Arnold Cyril were also buried at Ripponden Church.

The east window was installed in St Bartholomew's Church in memory of Sarah Elizabeth.

Daughter Constance Mary is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1896.

On 10th January 1915, a stained glass window in his memory was unveiled in Ripponden Church

Gledhill, Joseph
[1833-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was a fancy woollen weaver [1861] / a labourer [1871] / a cloth fuller [1881] / a greengrocer [1891]

In 1855, he married Mary Ann [1834-1???] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. John [b 1855] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  2. Alice [b 1857] who was a worsted twister [1871]
  3. Emma [b 1860] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a cotton operator [1881]
  4. Walker [b 1862] who was a worsted doffer [1871], a cotton operator [1881]
  5. Wright [b 1864] who was a cotton operator [1881], a cotton twiner [1891]
  6. Arthur
  7. Herbert [b 1873] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  8. George [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

The family lived at

  • Croft House, Hey Croft, Scammonden, Huddersfield [1861]
  • Lindwell, Elland with Greetland [1871]
  • Well Gate, Elland with Greetland [1881, 1891]

Gledhill, Joseph
[1837-19??] Son of Sarah & Richard Gledhill.

Born in Bradford.

He was a pupil teacher [1851] / a schoolmaster of King Cross [1865] / astronomer/observer [1871] / astronomer [1881, 1891] / astronomer in charge of private observatory (for Edward Crossley at Bermerside House, Halifax) [1901]

On 3rd June 1865, he married Matilda Elizabeth Dennison.


Matilda, of King Cross, was the daughter of John Dennison
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 1869]
  2. Alice [b 1870]

The family lived at

  • 30 Milton Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Bermerside Cottage, Skircoat [1881, 1891]
  • No. 2, Yard, Bermerside, Skircoat [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] were mother-in-law Harriet Dennison and sister-in-law Sarah E. Dennison.

Living with them in 1891 was visitor Edwin Barton Cook [b 1877]

Gledhill, Joseph
[1837-1906] Born 17th November 1837.

Halifax astronomer employed by Edward Crossley as an assistant to make observations at the Bermerside observatory. With Edward Crossley and Rev J. M. Wilson, he co-wrote A Handbook of Double Stars [1879].

He died 20th March 1906.

A crater on Mars is named for him

Gledhill, Joseph
[1838-19??] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a brewer [1881] / a labourer [1891] / a labourer (iron foundry) [1901]

In 1873, he married (1) Hannah Quarmby [1845-1883] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. John Quarmby [b 1875] who was a wool worker [1891]

Hannah died [Q1] 1883.

In [Q2] 1883, he married (2) Bertha Laycock [1859-1???] at St Peter's, Huddersfield.


Bertha was born in Penistone. Her father was not recorded in the marriage document
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1885] who was an apprentice iron moulder [1901]
  2. Ethelyn [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a cotton reeler [1911]
  3. Westoby [b 1889] who was a cop pointer (cotton) [1901]
  4. Raymond Laycock [b 1895] who was a woollen piecener [1911]
  5. Norman

The family lived at

  • 37 Wasps Nest Road, Huddersfield [1881]
  • 1 Huddersfield Road, Elland cum Greetland [1891]
  • 1 Rose Mount, Elland [1901]
  • 1 Rosemount Terrace, Huddersfield Road, Elland [1911]

Joseph was dead by 1911

Gledhill, Joseph
[1842-1874] Son of John Gledhill.

He became a brush-maker at Halifax.

In 1863, he married Margaret Agnes Lees.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Tolson
  3. Emily

The family lived at

  • 4 Leafland Street, Halifax
  • Willow Hall Yard, Halifax [after 1865]

He died of typhoid. He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3279]

Gledhill, Joseph
[1896-1914] Son of John Gledhill.

He was a member of Sion Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / a crulering [?] (carpet) [1911] / a weaver at Shaw Lodge Mills [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted in the West Riding Reserves [1912] and returned from training as War was declared. He was called up [6th August 1914], and went to the Front [September 1914].

He served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 11th November 1914 (aged 19).

He was buried at the New Irish Farm Cemetery [XXXI B 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

The family were only notified of his death in June 1916

Gledhill, Joseph Riley
[1818-1879] He was a waterman [1841] / a boat owner employing 3 men – some of his sons, including eldest Joseph Riley [1871].

On 23rd June 1836, he married Sarah Hey [1817-1888] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Joseph Riley [1836-1869]
  2. Samuel [1839-1874]
  3. John [1840-1919]
  4. Mary [b 1842]
  5. Isaac [1844-1863]
  6. Sarah Ann [b 1846]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1848]
  8. Zilpha [1850-1924] who married Sampson Brearley
  9. William [1851-1893]
  10. Rachel [b 1853]
  11. Eliza Ann [b 1856]
  12. Thomas [1858-1919]
  13. Charles [1860-1892]
  14. Martha [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Croft, Sowerby Bridge [1841]
  • Water Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1861] and in
  • Riley's Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1871]

Joseph Riley died at Sowerby Bridge [6th June 1879]

Gledhill, Joseph Riley
[1836-1869] Son of Joseph Riley Gledhill

He worked on the canal boats, (possibly) his father's business.

He married 15th August 1859 Hxc.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Maria & Henry Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Riley
  2. James Henry [b 1862]
  3. Martha Ann [b 1864]
  4. Maria [1868-1944]
  5. Gertrude 1874

Joseph died in an accidental fall [1869].

In 1875, Elizabeth married George Barlow

Gledhill, Joseph Riley
[1860-1931] Son of Joseph Gledhill

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a boat man [1891] / a canal boatman 1st hand [1901] / a boatman captain [1911]

He married Elizabeth Ann Ransley [1861-1???] in Manchester Cathedral.


Elizabeth Ann came from Manchester, and was the daughter of Hannah (née Melbourne) & John Ransley.

Her family were boatmen/watermen based in the Salford/Manchester area

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1882-1931] who was a woollen feeder [1901]
  2. Joseph Riley [1884-1929] who was a boat mate (canal) [1901]
  3. Martha Alice [1886-1896]
  4. John George [1888-1896] who died [3rd May 1896] after falling from a wall in Park Street
  5. Minnie [1891-1965] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  6. Hannah [1893-1965] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1911]
  7. twins Elizabeth [1894-1896]
  8. Charles William [1894-1965] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  9. Henry [1896-1896]
  10. Fanny [1899-1913] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  11. Vincent [1900-1930] who was a boatman, and died in an accident at the Canal Basin at Stanley Ferry
  12. Gertrude [1903-1986]
  13. Norah [1905-1977]

The family lived at

  • 35 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 12 Derby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 48 Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

In the 1901 census, Joseph Riley was registered at

Flat "Edward", Tariff Street Canal Basin, Manchester

with George Turner [aged 27] (canal boatman 2nd hand) from Leigh, Lancashire

Joseph Riley died at Chain Bridge Cottage, 48 Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1931]

Gledhill, Josiah
[17??-18??] He married Hannah [1795-1834].

They lived at Aked's Road, Halifax [1834]

Gledhill, Lawrence
[1919-1941] Son of Melinda (née Mitchell) [1877-1937] & John Edward Gledhill [1869-1940].

During World War II, he served as a Driver with 50 Division Supply Column Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 21st August 1941 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Nicosia War Cemetery [3 B 3].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial

Gledhill, Leonard
[1893-1918] Grandson of Joseph Gledhill of Thornhill Sowood, Stainland

During World War I, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Lady Cory Wright, which was torpedoed 14 miles off The Lizard, Cornwall and sank with significant loss of life [26th March 1918].

He died 26th March 1918 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [27]

Gledhill, Levi
[1817-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen slubber employing 1 woman & 2 boys [1861].

In [Q4] 1838, he married Hannah Crowther [1819-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in America
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1840] who was a power loom weaver [1861]
  2. Henry [b 1843] who was a slubber [1861]
  3. John [b 1849] who was a piecer [1861]
  4. Margaret [b 1855]

The family lived at 6 Spa Well, Elland [1861]

Gledhill, Levi John
[1874-1928] Born in Copley.

He was landlord of the Three Pigeons, Halifax [1908-1928].

In [Q2] 1897, he married Florence Emma Firman [1878-1932] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph William [1897-1960] who was a butcher's apprentice [1911]

Levi John died 9th September 1928.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,164 7/2d.

Administration was granted to his widow & son.

Florence Emma died at St Luke's Hospital [17th July 1932].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,406 16/1d.

Administration was granted to her son

Gledhill, Luke
[1847-1923] Son of Miles Gledhill, gardener.

Born in Holywell Brook.

He was a wool washer [1870] / a fuller [1871] / a cloth fuller [1881] / a wool washer [1891, 1901, 1911].

On 9th May 1870, he married Elizabeth Taylor [1849-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Jagger Green, the daughter of William Taylor, plasterer
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1871] who was a cotton piecer [1891]
  2. Miles Harold [1879-1900]
  3. Austin [b 1881] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  4. Ruth Alma [b 1883] who was a woollen weaver [1901]
  5. Irvine

The family lived at

  • Holy Well Green, Stainland [1871]
  • Pump Yard, Holywell Green, Stainland [1881]
  • Holywell Brook, Stainland [1891, 1901]
  • Station Road, Holywell Green, Stainland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was lodger Arthur R Taylor [b 1866]

Gledhill, Mary
[18??-1???] Landlady of the Swan, Stainland [1887].

On 23rd April 1887, she was fined £1 1/6d for permitting drunkenness at the pub on 14th April 1887

Gledhill, Matilda
[1857-1938] Daughter of John Gledhill.

Born 20th May 1857.

In 1878, she married (1) Ephraim Horsfall [1857-1889].

In 1896, she married (2) John William Harwood.

She was a close friend of Emily Pye. John, Matilda and Emily lived at 122 Gibbet Street.

Matilda died 12th July 1938.

Matilda was buried at Christ Church, Pellon with other members of her family

Gledhill, Michael
[1???-19??] Halifax attorney.

Partner in Finn Gledhill & Company

Gledhill, Michael
[15??-16??] Son of John Gledhill.

He married (1) Dorothy Tempest.


Dorothy was the daughter of Richard Tempest of Tong
 

They lived at Barkisland Upper Hall and plasterwork there was dated 1596 MG DG for Michael and Dorothy Gledhill.

In 1617, he married (2) Ann Waddington from Grindleton, Clitheroe

Gledhill, Norman
[1899-1915] Son of Joseph Gledhill.

Born in Elland [26th August 1899].

He was educated at the National School, Elland / a cop pointer [1911] / an employee of Broadbent's Bridgefield Mill, Elland.

He joined with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [9th October 1914].

He went to France [16th April 1915].

He was hit by a sniper whilst on sentry duty at Pilkem. He died from his wounds in the British Red Cross Hospital at Etaples [23rd August 1915] (aged 16).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [IV D 9A].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Gledhill, Oswald
[1878-1916] Son of Alfred Gledhill.

Born in St Peter's Square, Southowram [23rd January 1878].

He was a worsted doffer [1891] / employed by Oates & Green Limited [1915].

On 22nd December 1900, he married Harriet Laura Mitchell [1880-1957] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet Laura was born in the Union Workhouse Halifax [1st December 1880]
 

Children:

  1. Willie [1901-1962]
  2. Jack [ 1902- 1977]
  3. Amy [ 1911- 1979]

The family lived at 68 Portland Road, New Bank [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Private with the 3rd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion, and saw service from 27th December 1915 to 4th March 1916, when he was diagnosed with Bright's Disease and hospitalised at Salford Royal Hospital, Lancashire.

Oswald died in Salford [24th April 1916] (aged 37).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [28th April 1916].

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

His brother Willie Arthur also died in the War.

Harriet Laura died at 17 Ashtree Road, Mixenden [6th January 1957]

Gledhill, Otis
[1890-1917] Son of James Gledhill.

He was a dyer's labourer with Edwin Turner & Sons Limited at Dapper Mill, Ovenden [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in an attack near Ypres. [3rd May 1917] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, France [II E 18].

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

Gledhill, Peter
[1???-1854] He lived in a 2-roomed under Stones Methodist Chapel, Soyland. He held Stones Methodist Chapel School here between 1819-1854

Gledhill, Peter
[1896-1916] Son of Sam Gledhill.

He was a worsted worker [1911] / a member of the gardening staff for Giulio Marchetti at Manor Heath.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [March 1915], then served as a Private with the 10th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He went to France [July 1916], and was wounded in the first offensive. He recovered and returned to France [September 1916].

He died 11th November 1916.

He was buried at the Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery, France [II B 1].

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

Gledhill, Peter Aspinall
[1923-1944] Son of Annie Kathleen & Marshall Gledhill of Elland.

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

He died 18th December 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [E 14].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Gledhill, Ralph
[15??-161?] Clothier of Bank Royd, Barkisland.

Son of John Gledhill

Gledhill, Richard
[15??-15??] Of the Baitings.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Helen who married Henry Priestley

Gledhill, Sir Richard
[16??-1644] Son of Thomas Gledhill of Barkisland Hall.

He supported the Royalists during the Civil War.

He served as a Captain of Troop of Horse under Sir Marmaduke Langdale.

He was knighted by the Earl of Newcastle for his gallantry.

He was fatally wounded – receiving 26 wounds at Hessay, near York – during the Battle of Marston Moor.

He was buried at He the Church of St Martin in Micklegate, York.

His ghost is said to haunt Barkisland Hall

Gledhill, Richard
[17??-1807] He was an attorney-at-law in Halifax and in London.

He died in London [19th July 1807]

Gledhill, Richard
[1823-1900] Partner in Gledhill & Ashworth.

He died at his home, Horton Villa, Bradford

Gledhill, Robert
[14??-14??]

Children:

  1. John

Gledhill, Robert H.
[18??-19??] Blacksmith at Westgate Shoeing Forge, Halifax [1905]

Gledhill, Sam
[18??-19??] Established Gledhill's Quarry, Rastrick.

Other members of the family were involved in the business including Frank and Ambrose

Gledhill, Sam
[18??-1903] Son of John Gledhill.

After the deaths of his father and then his mother, he took over as licensee of the Victoria, Halifax [1891, 1903].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Gledhill, Sam
[1859-19??] Son of Peter Gledhill, farmer.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a farmer of Ovenden Wood [1883, 1891] / a farm labourer [1901, 1911] / a farmer [1916].

In 1883, he married Grace Clegg [1859-1???] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Grace Ovenden Wood, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of Henry Clegg
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1884] who was a machine minder (worsted) [1901]
  2. John [b 1887] who was an oiler (worsted mill) [1901], a brewery waggon driver [1911]
  3. Arthur [b 1889] who was a warehouse boy (cotton mill) [1901], a cotton maker-up [1911]
  4. Horace [b 1891] who was a general labourer [1911]
  5. Ivy [b 1893] who was a worsted worker [1911]
  6. Peter
  7. Nelly [b 1898] who was a machinist (underclothing) [1911]

The children were born in Ovenden.

The family lived at

  • 23 Long Can, Ovenden Wood, Ovenden [1891]
  • 5 Long Cans, Ovenden Wood [1901, 1911]
  • 5 Ovenden Wood Farm, Pellon [1916]

Living with them [1891] was Walter Jowett [b 1873] (farm servant).

Grace died in 1902 (aged 44) 

Gledhill, Samuel
[1803-1862] Born in Stainland.

He was landlord of the West Vale Inn [1854-1862].

On 13th November 1837, he married Jane Finney [1818-1877] at Elland Parish Church.


Jane was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland
 

Children:

  1. Sabina [b 1838]
  2. Rachel [1840-1923] who was a wool power-loom weaver [1861]
  3. Ellen [b 1842] who was a wool power-loom weaver [1861]
  4. Samuel [b 1845] who was a woollen dyer [1861]
  5. Rebecca [1847-1879]
  6. Elizabeth [1851-1897]
  7. Thomas [1855-1920] who was a wool sorter [1881]

Jane took over as landlady of the West Vale Inn.

In March 1861, 3 Stainland men: a spinner David Sutcliffe, a mason Ely Lord alias Priestley and a labourer Benjamin Lord alias Priestley were charged with assaulting Mrs Gledhill. Sutcliffe was fined 50/- or 6 weeks in prison, the others were each fined 30/- or 4 weeks in prison.

Samuel died 11th October 1862.

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

Jane died 4th April 1877.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £1,000 [Resworn £1,500].

Her will was proved by Thomas Woodhead of Shibden Head (brewery manager) and Joseph Garside of Liversedge (book keeper) 

Gledhill, Samuel
[1832-1890] He was a dyer's finisher / a stuff finisher [1871] / a stuff finisher [1881].

He travelled widely, working in Europe and the USA as a representative of various dyeing companies: for Kirk's dye works (in Sweden), for Barshaw & Meyer (in Berlin during the Austro-Prussian War [1866]), and for Butler's of Bingley (in France) 

He returned to England and worked as head crabber for the Valley Dye Works, Bradford.

He retired and became landlord of the George & Dragon, Elland [1883].

On 1st May 1853, he married Ruth [1825-1880] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth was the widow of Samuel Speight
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1854]
  2. Foster [1856-1861]
  3. Samuel [1859-1860]
  4. Martha [b 1864] who married Henry Riley
  5. Lucetta [1865-1932]
Martha & Lucetta were born in Berlin.

The family lived at

  • 1 Walton Street, Skircoat [1871]
  • 6 Wentworth Terrace, Halifax [1881]

He went to live with his son-in-law, Henry Riley at 35 Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1890].

He died from an acute inflammation of the throat [30th May 1890]. Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3726] with Samuel Speight and his son James

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £259 19/2d.

His will was proved by Henry Riley

Gledhill, Sarah
[16??-16??] Daughter of John Gledhill.

She moved to live in London.

In her will dated October 1657, she established Barkisland Free School

Gledhill, Shaw
[1865-19??] Of Halifax. He became a stationary engine driver.

In 1888, he married Azubah Ann Greenwood in Halifax.

They lived at Greenwich [1901] when Aunt Azubah's nephew, George Dyson, stayed with them whilst studying at the Royal College of Music

Gledhill, Stephen
[18??-18??] Of Swineshead Clough, Todmorden. On 26th November 1848, he married at Walsden Church. The procession included 9 asses, 2 horses, and a car

Gledhill, Thomas
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [1828-1911] who married Thomas Titterington
  2. Grace [b 1834]

Gledhill, Thomas
[1415-14??] Son of John Gledhill.

Recorded in 1476.

He married Unknown [born about 1417].

Children:

  1. John

Gledhill, Thomas
[1468-1???] Son of John Gledhill.

Recorded in 1543.

He married Unknown [born about 1469].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Hugh

Gledhill, Thomas
[15??-16??] Nephew of Joshua Horton. He established Thomas Gledhill's Charity

Gledhill, Thomas
[15??-1617] Of Barkisland Hall. An early member of the local Gledhill family.

He was one of the wealthiest men in the district.

He was granted a coat of arms in 1612.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Richard

Gledhill, Thomas
[1514-1???] Son of John Gledhill.

He married Edith Harrison [1516-163?].


Edith was the daughter of John Harrison of Leeds
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Richard
  4. Elizabeth

Gledhill, Thomas
[1538-1???] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Gledhill, Thomas
[1564-1???] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

On 1st October 1582, he married Isabella Hyll [15??-1586].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Gledhill, Thomas
[1593-1???] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

Born in Elland [15th July 1593].

He married Unknown [born about 1594] in Elland.

Children:

  1. William

Gledhill, Thomas
[17??-18??] In 1823, he established a news room and lending library at the Old Cock Yard. He was Librarian. The idea for the library began at a meeting of local Dissenters

Gledhill, Thomas
[1793-18??] On 28th June 1827, he and James Dyson were drinking in the Jolly Sailor, Elland, and began to make fun of a disabled man called John Bottomley who was
touched with liquor

They followed Bottomley and as he began to climb the hill on his way home to Rastrick. They knocked his sticks from under him, causing him to fall to the ground, and turned him on his back.

One man held him by the throat, and the other took 2 half-sovereigns, and 20/- in silver from. Dyson kicked him almost senseless, and threw him into a ditch, where they left him.

At 1:30 am, Gledhill and Dyson went to another pub and spent freely. They were seen to have blood on their clothes. Gledhill said that he had hurt himself with a stone the previous day, and Dyson said that he had had a nose bleed.

The following morning, they were arrested.

At their trial on 4th August 1827, a judgment of death was record against both men

Gledhill, Thomas
[1797-1884] Son of John Gledhill and brother of Francis Ullathorne Gledhill.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised 30th January 1800.

He was a wood dealer [1851].

On 26th October 1835, he married Susan Cockcroft [1801-1870] in England.

Children:

  1. Ann Green [b 1826] who was a brace of stock maker [1841]
  2. Francis [b 1837]
  3. Granite [b 1835]
  4. Charles Edwin [b 1840]

The family (with only 3 children) emigrated to New Zealand, sailing on the Josephine Willis, arriving in January 1855. They settles in Taranaki.

He was an acquaintance of Joseph Kenyon.

Unlike his brother, he did not get involved with public affairs.

He was a currier [1858].

He died on 8th September 1884 [aged 87]

Gledhill, Thomas
[1851-1910] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler maker [1879].

On 20th September 1879, he married Priscilla Isabella Clark [1863-1940] in Halifax.


Priscilla Isabella was born in Ripon
 

Children:

  1. George Ashley [1882-1928]
  2. Shadrack [1885-1941]
  3. Francis Edward

Gledhill, Thomas J.
[1849-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a farm labourer.

He married Unknown.

On 3rd November 1871, he sailed on the Charlotte Gladstone, arriving in New Zealand on 2nd February 1872

Gledhill, Thomas Smith
[1899-1918] Born in Halifax.

He worked at Smithson's Dye Works.

He lived at 4 Cromwell Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1917], and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial)  Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died of pneumonia [3rd August 1918].

He was buried at the Lille Southern Cemetery [III C 25].

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

Gledhill, Thomas Wardle
[1863-19??] Son of George Gledhill, carter.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Crossfield, Halifax [1888] / a tin plate worker [1891] / a labourer of Fleet Street [1894] / a scavenger for the Corporation [1901] / a road labourer for the Corporation [1911].

In 1888, he married (1) Ruth at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth [née Bates] was the widow of
Joseph Dean.

She was a worsted spinner [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1888] who was a bobbin doffer at worsted mill [1901], a driver for bottled beer shop [1911]
  2. Minnie [b 1891] who was a worsted twister [1911]

The family lived at

  • 16 John Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 James Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 5 Fleet Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 20 Grant Street, Commercial Road [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] were Ruth's daughters from her first marriage: Clara Dean [b 1878], Annie E Dean [b  1879] & Emma J Dean [b 1881].

Ruth died in Halifax [1893] (aged 41).

In 1894, Thomas married (2) Sarah Jane Veal at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1895] who was a silk spinner [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were Sarah Jane's children: Margaret Veal [b 1882] & Frederick H Veal [b  1885].

A Thomas W. Gledhill died in Halifax [Q1 1918] (aged 54) 

Gledhill, Tom
[1884-1919] Born in Barkisland

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 13th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 11th May 1919.

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P IX E 38].

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial

Gledhill, Turner
[1843-1897] Son of Joseph Gledhill, weaver

Born in Greetland.

He was an engine tenter of Greetland [1869] / a stoker to dye works [1871] / a woollen factory engine tenter [1881] / a factory engine tenter [1891].

In 1869, he married (1) Ann Roberts [1846-1878] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann, of Greetland, was born in Rochdale, the daughter of Thomas Roberts, cloth miller
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1870] who was a worsted operative [1881]
  2. Joseph [b 1872] who was a worsted factory stoker [1891]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1874] who married Ernest Kinder
  4. John Gladstone [b 1876] who was a worsted factory operative [1891]

The children were born in Elland-cum-Greetland.

Ann died [Q2] 1878.

In [Q4] 1878, he married (2) Elizabeth Kitchen [1848-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Greetland, was the daughter of James Kitchen, cloth fuller
 

Children:

  1. Ruth Ann [b 1880] who was a worsted factory operative [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. Joshua Turner [b 1881] who was a worsted overlooker [1901]
  3. George [b 1884] who was a worsted operative [1901], a cloth finisher [1911]
  4. Maria [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted operative [1911]
  5. Benjamin

The children were born in Elland-cum-Greetland.

Elizabeth died [Q1] 1891 (aged 43).

The family lived at

  • Hawcroft Head, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Clay House Mill, Greetland, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Claye House Lane, Greetland [1891]

Turner 1897 died (aged 54).

The children – now orphans – were living with their sister Sarah and brother-in-law Ernest Kinder [1901, 1911]

Gledhill, Walter
[1869-1???] Son of Alfred Gledhill.

He was a worsted doffer [1881].

He was permanently injured in the Boer War

Gledhill, Walter G.
[1880-19??] Son of George H. Gledhill.

He was a partner in G. H. Gledhill & Sons Limited

Gledhill, William
[1324-1???] Son of Henry Gledhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Adam

Gledhill, William
[1616-1655] Son of Thomas Gledhill.

Born in Hartshead [4th September 1616].

On 13th January 1646, he married Elizabeth Flather.

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at Hartshead.

He died 30th November 1655

Gledhill, William
[1647-1???] Son of William Gledhill.

Born in Hartshead [21st July 1647].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Gledhill, William
[1671-1???] Son of William Gledhill.

Born in Hartshead [1st July 1671].

On 30th May 1695, he married Mary Rayner [1673-1???].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Gledhill, William
[1816-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher [1841, 1851] / a master butcher [1861]

He married Mary [1821-1???].

Children:

  1. Martha A [b 1837] who was an apprentice dress maker [1851]
  2. William
  3. John [b 1840]
  4. Mary E [b 1843]
  5. Lydia Ann [b 1851]
  6. Juliet [b 1855]

The family lived at

Gledhill, William
[1836-1895]

He married Harriet [1836-1921].

William died 27th February 1895 (aged 59).

Harriet died 19th July 1921 (aged 85).

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2 21 E]

Gledhill, William
[1838-1907] Son of William Gledhill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a butcher in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861, 1864, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a retired butcher [1901].

In [Q4] 1864, he married Sarah Whiteley Mackrill at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, born in Ripponden, was the daughter of Lewis Mackrill
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [b 1861]
  2. William
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1877] who married Julian Shackleton

The family lived at

William died on 27th March 1907.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £75. Probate was granted to son William

Gledhill, William
[1849-19??] Born in Scammonden.

He was a street scavenger [1901].

Around 1876, he married Elizabeth [1849-19??].


Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Eli [b 1876] who was a machine tool turner [1901]
  2. Samuel [b 1878] who was a machine tool fitter [1901]
  3. David [b 1891]
  4. Annie [b 1894]

The family lived at 29 Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1901]

Gledhill, William
[1851-19??]

Born in Halifax.

He was a stone mason [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Elizabeth [1850-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth [née Oddy] was born in Halifax.

She was the widow? of John Bell Sandwell, and had 3 children by her first marriage

 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Thomas [b 1884] who was a warehouse lad at wire mill [1901]

The family lived at

  • 5 Mile Thorn Yard, Halifax [1891]
  • 50 Miall Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Spring Hall Lane, Pellon, Halifax [1911]
  • Mile Thorn, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] were stepchildren Mary Sandwell [b 1873] (worsted operative), Bates Sandwell [b 1876] (wire drawer), and Alice Sandwell [b 1879] (worsted operative) 

Gledhill, William
[1867-1???] Son of William Gledhill.

Born in Manchester.

He was a butcher's assistant [1891] / a Councillor in Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1907] / a butcher shop keeper [1901] / a butcher [1907] / a butcher shopkeeper [1911]


In February 1899, the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle reported that
a hungry tramp

who was passing Gledhill's shop in Wharf Street, stole a piece of beef, weighing about 4 lbs. Bates, the fishmonger, followed and detained him. In the meantime, the tramp had thrown the meat over a wall into the yard of Pollit & Wigzell.

The tramp was later identified as William Glover, a tramping tailor, who hd been convicted on previous occasions

 

In [Q3] 1895, he married Amy Layfield [1872-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [b 1897] who was a butcher errand boy [1911]
  2. Joe Layfield [b 1899]
  3. Harold Eustace [b 1900]

The family lived at 25 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911].

Living with them in 1911 was visitor Crowther Culpin [aged 26] (plumber) 

Gledhill, William
[1912-1976] Barkisland builder.

In 1936, he married Hilda Margaret Barnett [19??-1999] in Halifax.


Hilda Margaret was
Halifax Courier correspondent for the Barkisland area, and wrote many articles over the years.

She was a member – and long-standing secretary – of the Halifax Authors' Circle.

She died in Barkisland [1st December 1999]

 

Gledhill, William
[1916-1941] Son of Emily & William Gledhill of Sowood.

Born in Blackburn.

He worked at Greetland Dye Works.

He married Emily.

They lived at The Cross, Stainland.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action in the Middle East [25th May 1941] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [7], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £102.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily

Gledhill, William
[1925-1945] Son of Nellie & William Gledhill of 2 Lindwell Place, Greetland.

He was educated at West Vale Council School / employed at Prospect Mills, Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed in north-west Europe [10th February 1945] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Mook War Cemetery [I A 8]

Gledhill, William Henry
[18??-19??] Printer at Westgate, Elland [1927]

Gledhill, Willie Arthur
[1875-1915] Son of Alfred Gledhill.

Born in St Peter's Square, Southowram.

He was a wire drawer's apprentice [1891] / a labourer of New Bank [1895] / employed by Joseph Morton Limited, Siddal.

In 1895, he married Mary Annie Huish at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Mary Annie / Pollie of Boothtown, was born in Govan, Glasgow, the daughter of Francis Huish
 

Children:

  1. Cyril [b 1895] who was a Private with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and was wounded [ World War I]

The family lived at

  • 4 Helm's Yard, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 9 Back Beacon Terrace, Halifax

He was a regular soldier and served in India for 11 years with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

By 1911, the couple appear to have separated


William Arthur Gledhill [aged 37], married, born in Halifax, iron moulder's labourer, was a boarder at a lodging house in Barnsley
 


Mary Ann and son Cyril were living with John Graves.

Mary Annie was recorded as John's wife

 

During World War I, he re-enlisted [1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [April 1915].

He was killed in action [7th July 1916] (aged 42).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother Oswald, and his son-in-law [?] Robert Henry Smith also died in the War

Gledhill, Willie Barber
[1896-1916] Son of Ann (née Brook) [1854-1930] & John Gledhill [1853-1901], green grocer, of 4 The Crescent, Bonegate Road, Brighouse.

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

He died 6th August 1916 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], and on Rastrick War Memorial

 

The Gledhill family of Barkisland
Richard Gleidhill, Henry Gledhill, and Thomas Gledhill were early members of the family.

The family were prominent in the district, owning property which included Barkisland Hall.

During the Civil War, they were Royalists.


Question: The family members listed here are taken from several sources and the entries for some members conflict with each other. Please email me if you can clarify any of the confusion

 

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

Gledhill surname
Other forms of the surname include Gladding, Gleadall, Gleadell, Gleaden, Gleadhall, Gleadhill, Gleadle, Gleadon, Gledall, Gledden, Gledhall and Gleidhill.

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

Recorded in 1275. May be derived from the old name from Beacon Hill, or, more generally

the hill of the kites

The arms of the Gledhill family – as depicted at Barkisland Hall – depicts the red kite, the gled.

There are over 170 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Gledhill, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Gledhill:


Baptism 1842; Marriages 1835, 1861, 1867, 1874, 1887, 1894, 1896, 1903, 1907, 1909, 1975; Deaths 1805, 1835, 1899, 1900, 1907
 




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