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Mr Holdsworth [1???-18??]
Mrs Holdsworth [1???-18??]
Mr Holdsworth [18??-1???]
Albert Edwin Holdsworth [1993-1917]
Alfred Sugden Holdsworth [1865-1922]
Amos Holdsworth [1770-1???]
Anna Holdsworth [1685-17??]
Anna Holdsworth [1773-1854]
Arthur Holdsworth [1857-1878]
Charles Holdsworth [1883-1964]
Christopher Holdsworth [1???-1556]
Christopher Holdsworth [1???-1580]
Clement Holdsworth [1855-1920]
Cyrus Holdsworth [1924-1944]
Donald Holdsworth [19??-19??]
Emily Holdsworth [1852-1883]
Ernest Holdsworth [1889-1917]
Fanny Holdsworth [1854-1903]
Florence Gwendoline Holdsworth [1892-1928]
G. Holdsworth [18??-18??]
George Holdsworth [14??-15??]
George Holdsworth [17??-18??]
George Holdsworth [17??-18??]
George Holdsworth [1767-1822]
George Holdsworth [18??-1???]
George Holdsworth [18??-18??]
George Holdsworth [1822-1866]
George Holdsworth [1833-1???]
George Bertram Holdsworth [1879-1942]
Gertrude Holdsworth [1858-1927]
Henry Holdsworth [1581-1620]
Henry Holdsworth [1827-1871]
Henry Holdsworth [1830-1853]
Hugh Holdsworth [1549-1572]
Hugh Bancroft Holdsworth [1867-1947]
Hugh Reginald Holdsworth [1884-1957]
Hugh Sugden Holdsworth [1841-1922]
Ian Holdsworth [19??-]
Irvine Holdsworth [1886-1918]
Israel William Holdsworth [1846-1905]
Rev J. F. Holdsworth [18??-1???]
James Holdsworth [1???-15??]
James Holdsworth [16??-16??]
James Holdsworth [18??-1???]
James Holdsworth [18??-18??]
James Edward Holdsworth [1882-1943]
John Holdsworth [1???-1655]
John Holdsworth [1???-18??]
John Holdsworth [14??-1497]
John Holdsworth [14??-1535]
John Holdsworth [1523-1570]
John Holdsworth [1547-1620]
John Holdsworth [1574-1658]
John Holdsworth [16??-1???]
Rev John Holdsworth [16??-1744]
John Holdsworth [17??-18??]
John Holdsworth [1707-1766]
John Holdsworth [1731-1811]
John Holdsworth [1787-1867]
John Holdsworth [1797-1857]
John Holdsworth [18??-1???]
John Holdsworth [1800-1882]
John Holdsworth [18??-19??]
John Holdsworth [1830-1879]
John Holdsworth [1838-1???]
John Holdsworth [1862-19??]
John Holdsworth [1920-1945]
John Abercrombie Holdsworth [1862-1???]
John de Holdsworth
Jonas Holdsworth [17??-18??]
Jonas Holdsworth [1807-1871]
Jonathan Holdsworth [1???-18??]
Jonathan Holdsworth [1786-18??]
Joseph Holdsworth [1811-1???]
Joseph Holdsworth [1833?-1886]
Rev Josiah Holdsworth [1602-1677]
Lawrence Holdsworth [1???-15??]
Lucy Georgina Holdsworth [1848-1908]
M. Holdsworth [19??-19??]
Malcolm Holdsworth [1909-1???]
Margaret Holdsworth [15??-1???]
Marmaduke Holdsworth [18??-19??]
Mary Holdsworth [1643-1703]
Michael Holdsworth [1921-1942]
Oliver Holdsworth [1???-19??]
Percy Foster Holdsworth [1873-19??]
Rex Holdsworth [19??-]
Richard Holdsworth [14??-1543]
Richard Holdsworth [1545-1590]
Richard Holdsworth [1745-1790]
Richard Holdsworth [1819-18??]
Robert Holdsworth [147?-1556]
Robert Holdsworth [15??-1599]
Robert Holdsworth [1544-1570]
Rev Robert Holdsworth [1583-1632]
Robert Holdsworth [1824-1849]
Robert Holdsworth [19??-]
Sam Holdsworth [17??-1???]
Samuel Holdsworth [17??-18??]
Samuel Holdsworth [1704-1742]
Samuel Holdsworth [1766-1???]
Samuel Holdsworth [1804-18??]
Samuel Holdsworth [1819-18??]
Sarah Holdsworth [1743-1809]
Sarah Colbeck Holdsworth [17??-18??]
Simon Holdsworth [19??-]
Solomon Holdsworth [16??-17??]
Thomas Holdsworth [1590-1651]
Thomas Holdsworth [1649-1709]
Thomas Holdsworth [1677-1735]
Rev Thomas Holdsworth [1704-1746]
Thomas Holdsworth [1742-1???]
Thomas Holdsworth [1801-18??]
Thomas Holdsworth [1806-18??]
Thomas Holdsworth [1884-1917]
Thomas K. Holdsworth [18??-1???]
Tim Holdsworth [1944-]
Tom Holdsworth [1825-1881]
Walter Holdsworth [1???-19??]
Walter Holdsworth [1851-1885]
William Holdsworth [1???-1569]
William Holdsworth [1???-1679]
William Holdsworth [13??-14??]
William Holdsworth [1544-1617]
William Holdsworth [1701-1746]
William Holdsworth [18??-1???]
William Holdsworth [1834-1867]
William Holdsworth [1849-1911]
William Holdsworth [19??-19??]
William Holdsworth [1922-1969]
Colonel William Irving Holdsworth [1821-1885]
Zachariah Holdsworth [1665-1743]


Holdsworth, Mr
[1???-18??] Of Halifax.

(Possibly) John Holdsworth who was landlord of the Three Pigeons, Halifax [1834, 1837].

In 1835, he, sued the inhabitants of Agbrigg and Morley, for the damages to his property during the window-breaking riots on 6th January 1835. The Jury awarded damages of £230, against the £240 which he had claimed.

Holdsworth, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school at Southowram [around 1870]

Holdsworth, Mr
[18??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1861] who married James William Bulmer
  2. James [b 1866] who was a comb maker [1891]
  3. Sarah E [b 1869]
  4. Clara [b 1873] who was a worsted coating mender [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1875] who was a comb maker [1891]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 34 Horne Street, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] when James was head of the household, were sister Hannah's children

Holdsworth, Albert Edwin
[1993-1917] Son of Sarah Marshall (née Smith) [1846-1929] & John Holdsworth [1844-1912] of 36 Rosemary Lane, Rastrick.

Born in Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 6th October 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [52-54 & 162A], and on Rastrick War Memorial

Holdsworth, Alfred Sugden
[1865-1922] Son of Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was an apprentice coppersmith [1881].

He and his brother Percy Foster Holdsworth took over the family business, H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

In 1887, he married Charlotte Annie Oldfield in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Wray Sugden [1888-1970]
  2. Bertha Emma [b 1891]
  3. George Arthur [1894-1973]
  4. Elsie Bancroft [1897-1941]

Probate records show effects valued at £1,829

Holdsworth, Amos
[1770-1???] Son of John Holdsworth

He married Jane Emsley in Guiseley [28th April 1794].

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1800]

Holdsworth, Anna
[1685-17??] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram. Daughter of Thomas Holdsworth.

She married Robert Wood from Fold

Holdsworth, Anna
[1773-1854] Or Ann.

Daughter of Thomas Holdsworth of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Baptised 9th September 1772.

In 1790, she married John Thompson.

In the marriage reports, she was described as

the last surviving daughter of the late Thomas Holdsworth of Ashday Hall

She was listed as a landed proprietor [1851].

She died 28th January 1854 (aged 81).

She & her husband were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [M 16]

Holdsworth, Arthur
[1857-1878] 6th child of George Holdsworth. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Illingworth

Holdsworth, Charles
[1883-1964] Pioneer of the British road transport industry. With his brother Oliver, he worked in the family business of corn and carting which expanded into many towns, and they founded O. & C. Holdsworth, Hebble Motor Services and O. & C. Estates Limited which still owns part of Halifax town centre today.

He also started Trent Oil Products and was a founder of Jet Petroleum which he sold to an American concern in 1961.

He promoted the reafforestation of Beacon Hill.

He was Mayor of Halifax [1947-1949].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Malcolm who married [1935] Mary Titterington
  2. Donald
  3. Marjorie who was Mayoress to her father [1948]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £97,720

See Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax, Hebble Bus Company, O. & C. Holdsworth, O. & C. Estates Limited and Westgate, Halifax

Holdsworth, Christopher
[1???-1556] Son of John Holdsworth.

He became a priest

Holdsworth, Christopher
[1???-1580] Son of Richard Holdsworth.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, Clement
[1855-1920] JP.

Second son of George Holdsworth.

Born at Elmwood, Halifax [18th September 1855].

He was educated at Uppingham, Rutland.

In 1873, he started work at the family's Shaw Lodge Mills. He and his cousin, Walter, joined their uncle William Irving Holdsworth in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited.

In 1885, he took over the family business, becoming sole partner.

He was first President Halifax & District Master Spinners' Federation [1913-1919] / Chairman of Halifax Chamber of Commerce / church warden at Halifax Parish Church.

He married Emma Louisa Udall [1856-1926] from Staffordshire [27th September 1878].


Emma Louisa was the daughter of T. Udall of Silverdale, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. George Bertram
  2. Constance Gertrude [1881-1955]
  3. Kathleen Marian [1882-1946] who married Captain Charles Selborne Walker
  4. Hugh Reginald
  5. twins Norman Cyril [1885-1887]
  6. Robert Lionel [1885-1887]
  7. Florence Gwendoline

The twins – Norman Cyril and Robert Lionel – were born on 25th March 1885 and both died on 28th November 1887.

The family lived at

In 1900, he erected the western screen for the Organ in Halifax Parish Church.

In 1900, he bought the Scargill estate, Kettlewell.

In 1912, he moved to Grassington.

He died at Netherside Hall, Threshfield, Skipton [13th April 1920].

He and his wife were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

Holdsworth, Cyrus
[1924-1944] Son of Mrs M. Holdsworth of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 15th January 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery [II G 12]

Holdsworth, Donald
[19??-19??] Son of Charles Holdsworth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ian
  2. Simon
  3. Robert

The family lived at Heatherstone, Savile Park [1947].

See O. & C. Holdsworth and Walton & Helliwell Limited

He went to live in Rhodesia where he had a business Clan Transport. He retired to live in Switzerland

Holdsworth, Emily
[1852-1883] Daughter of George Holdsworth.

She married Benjamin Currer Rawson.

She died on 28th November 1883.

After her death, her husband installed a clerestory window in the south arcade chancel of Halifax Parish Church in her memory

Holdsworth, Ernest
[1889-1917] Son of Emma & Frank Holdsworth of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 5 Higgin Lane, Southowram

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [9th October 1917] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Minty Farm Cemetery [I E 12].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

Holdsworth, Fanny
[1854-1903] 4th child of George Holdsworth.

She married Rev Arthur John Groom.

She died at Ashwicken, Norfolk [19th November 1903].

She was buried at Ashwicken

Holdsworth, Florence Gwendoline
[1892-1928] Seventh child of Clement Holdsworth.

Born 5th October 1892.

She was highly proficient in the musical arts.

In September 1911, at the age of 18, she was awarded her Diploma (Licentiateship) by the Royal Academy of Music for teaching Pianoforte playing.

She married John McKellar Robertson CBE, OBE, VD, JP, in Skipton [5th June 1919].


John was the second son of William Robertson, shipping-line owner of Glasgow, at St Mary's Church, Kettlewell
 

Children:

  1. Judith [b 1920]
  2. Ian
  3. Peter McKellar [b 1923]

She died at Kensington Palace Gardens, London after a long illness [23rd February 1928]

Holdsworth, G.
[18??-18??] In 1887, he took over Joseph Pickard & Company and the company became J. Pickard & Company

Holdsworth, George
[14??-15??] Of Halifax. In 1541, he bought land in Warley from Robert Hargrave

Holdsworth, George
[17??-18??] Of Elmwood, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1822-1870] who married Robert Crossley
  2. George

Holdsworth, George
[17??-18??] He had business at Shibden Mill [1823]

Holdsworth, George
[1767-1822] Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Sarah [1774-1824].

Children:

  1. William [1796-1823]
  2. John
  3. Martha [b 1800]
  4. Amelia [b 1802]
  5. Sarah [b 1808]
  6. Mary [1810-1892] who married John Titterington
  7. Henry [b 1813]
  8. Sam / Samuel [1815-1817]

The family lived at Dean Head, Northowram.

George died 30th October 1822.

He was buried at Illingworth Church

Holdsworth, George
[18??-1???] Son of Jonas Holdsworth.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Sam [1864-1867] who died aged 2 years and 9 months

Son Sam were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse with his Holdsworth grandparents

Holdsworth, George
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Northowram.

In February 1845, he was declared bankrupt

Holdsworth, George
[1822-1866] JP.

Of Elm Wood, Skircoat.

Second son of John Holdsworth.

Born 8th February 1822.

On 25th January 1848, he married Hannah Judith Turney.

Children:

  1. Lucy Georgina
  2. Walter
  3. Emily
  4. Fanny
  5. Clement
  6. Arthur [b 1857]
  7. Gertrude

Like his father, he was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. On 1st April 1856, he and his brother, John, created a new record.

He died 24th November 1866.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

Holdsworth, George
[1833-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was superintendent of tapestry carpet designers [1891].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Kate [b 1871]

The family lived at 38 North Parade, Halifax

Holdsworth, George Bertram
[1879-1942] JP.

3rd son of Clement Holdsworth.

Of Netherside Hall, near Skipton.

He joined the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited at Shaw Lodge Mills.

He was Lieutenant in the Yorkshire Dragoons [1900-1904]. In 1916, he was appointed Justice of the Peace for the West Riding.

He married Mabel Highley, at Christ Church, Harrogate [3rd June 1919].


Mabel was the daughter of William Highley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Michael
  3. William

He died at the family's Scargill estate, Kettlewell.

He was buried at Kettlewell

Holdsworth, Gertrude
[1858-1927] Daughter of George Holdsworth.

Born 18/5/1858.

She married Horace Alfred Groom.

She died 17th November 1927. She was buried at Ashwicken, Norfolk

Holdsworth, Henry
[1581-1620] Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Mary

Holdsworth, Henry
[1827-1871] A beerseller and brick moulder at Bank Top, Southowram.

At 2:00 am, on 26th September 1871, his wife was asleep when she woke to the sound of him singing Down in yonder valley, then she heard him fall down the stairs. He died from the fall.

At the inquest, the jury heard that he had been quite sober and well when he went to bed. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned

Holdsworth, Henry
[1830-1853]

On 1st March 1852, he married Mary Mann in Halifax.

Henry died [Q1] 1853.

In 1856, Mary married George Fearnley

Holdsworth, Hugh
[1549-1572] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth

Holdsworth, Hugh Bancroft
[1867-1947] Son of Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was a gold jeweller [1891].

He and his brother James Edward were in business as motor engineers and agents.

In February 1942, the partnership was dissolved.

In 1892, he married Bertha Duvall Bishop.

Children:

  1. Unknown

Holdsworth, Hugh Reginald
[1884-1957] Son of Clement Holdsworth.

He was educated at Uppingham, Rutland.

During World War I, he was Captain with the 3rd Battalion West Riding Regiment.

During World War II, he served with the Home Guard.

He was a worsted spinner [1939].

On 10th October 1915, he married Dorothy Anne Frances Bethune at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Dorothy Anne Frances was the daughter of Henry Leonard Drinkwater Bethune
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis Evelyn [1917-1919?] who died from Asian flu during World War I, while her father was serving in France
  2. Patricia Mary [b 1918-19??] who married Dr Joe Laycock
  3. David Bethune [b 1922]
  4. Rupert Lindsay Bethune [b 1930]
  5. Anne Doyne [b 1933] who married Larry Craig

The family lived at Shaw Royd, Halifax

Holdsworth, Hugh Sugden
[1841-1922] Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brazier [1861] / a master coppersmith [1871] / a master coppersmith employing 4 men & 2 boys [1881] / a coppersmith employer [1901] / a coppersmith master, general designer [1911].

He took over the family business and established H. S. Holdsworth Limited. He invented the company's

Improved Steam Water Heaters

which were specially designed for hotels, restaurants, coffee taverns, steam laundries, factories and hospitals.

His sons – Alfred Sugden and Percy Foster – joined the family business.

In 1863, he married (1) Emma Bancroft in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Alfred Bancroft
 

Children:

  1. Alfred Sugden
  2. Hugh Bancroft
  3. Edwin Holgate [1870-1875]
  4. Hilda Jane [b 1871] who married [1899] Thomas Edward Featherstone
  5. Percy Foster
  6. Florence Helena [1878-1946] who never married
  7. Henrietta Holgate [1880-190?]
  8. James Edward

Emma died in 1890.

In 1892, he married (2) Martha Emily Hamnett [1855-1???] in Salford.


Martha Emily came from Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Jessie Hamnett [b 1894]

The family lived at

  • 43 Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1871]
  • 30 Clare Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • Clovelly, St Alban's Road, Halifax [1922]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £22,377 13/6d

Holdsworth, Ian
[19??-] Son of Donald Holdsworth.

He was murdered in South Africa in an armed robbery attempting to steal his new Mercedes

Holdsworth, Irvine
[1886-1918] Son of Charlotte & John Holdsworth of 413 New Road Side, Wyke, Bradford.

Born in Norwood Green, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 18th April 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery [II F 6].

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Holdsworth, Israel William
[1846-1905] Born in Halifax.

He was a removal contractor and general carrier.

He had an office at the junction of North Bridge and Range Bank, next to the Great Northern Hotel, Halifax, and can be seen in the photos of the North Bridge Tram Accident [1st July 1906].

In Q4/1870, he married either Hannah Gibson or Ellen Murphy in Halifax

Holdsworth, Rev J. F.
[18??-1???] In 1891, he and Rev J. S. Fordham were Ministers at Cragg Vale Wesleyan Chapel, Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Highgate Wesleyan Methodist Church, Heptonstall and Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Holdsworth, James
[1???-15??] Clothier.

He lived at Place House, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Holdsworth, James
[16??-16??] He lived at Place House, Southowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary

Holdsworth, James
[18??-1???]

He married Mary [1818-1890]

Mary died at Royd Farm, Illingworth [25th April 1890] (aged 72).

Holdsworth, James
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1845 as Postmaster at Northowram

Holdsworth, James Edward
[1882-1943] Son of Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He was a motor cycle agent and dealer [1911]. He and his brother Hugh Bancroft were in business as motor engineers and agents.

In February 1942, the partnership was dissolved.

In 1910, he married Amy Alice Smith [1885-19??] in Halifax.

They lived at 327 Skircoat Green Road, Halifax [1911]

Holdsworth, John
[1???-1655] Of Southowram.

He and his son, William Holdsworth, were commemorated on a tombstone inscribed

Here lieth the body of John Holdsworth, of Southowram, who was buried November 2 Anno Do 1655. And also here lieth the body of William Holdsworth his son, who was buried the [?] day of May 1679

which was discovered when workmen were working inside Halifax Parish Church in 1878.

Beneath the tombstone, they found a stone coffin into which the remains of 2 people – possibly those of John and William had been placed

Holdsworth, John
[1???-18??] He was mute by visitation of God from birth.

On 14th March 1822, he was charged at the York Assizes with


battering his brother James about the head with a stone
 

The Jury decided that John was unfit to stand trail

Holdsworth, John
[14??-1497] Son of Richard de Haldeworth. A wealthy Halifax merchant. He lived at Ashday Hall, Southowram. He had lands in Hipperholme, Northowram, Southowram, and Alverthorpe.

In October 1463, he was Constable of Hipperholme. In 1495, he was elected Grave of Alverthorpe.

He married Cicely.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Isabel
  3. Elizabeth who married Robert Hargrave
  4. John
  5. Joan [15??-1603] who married Edward Gibson

His son Robert wrote that

At the time of his death, my good father bequeathed and gave to me in ready money, goods, and chattells near upon the value of 1,000 marks to find me at the School of Oxforth and beyond the sea

John instructed Robert to endow certain scholarships in the University of Oxford by which Halifax youth might have the advantage of

good and faithful learning

and gave him

great sums of money

to found a free school at Halifax and to erect two chantry chapels at the parish church

Holdsworth, John
[14??-1535] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Alice [d 1563].

Children:

  1. Margaret who married [7th September 1539] John Brooke from Huddersfield
  2. Christopher
  3. Gilbert of Bradford who married Joan [d 1577]
  4. John of Halifax [will dated 1518]
  5. William of Northowram [d 1545] who married Margaret
  6. Agnes who married William Brooke from Kirkheaton [d 1540]
  7. Richard

Holdsworth, John
[1523-1570] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of Richard Holdsworth.

On 30th January 1542, he married Alice Lacy.


Alice was the daughter of Hugh Lacy
 

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Hugh
  3. Richard
  4. Jane [d 1584?]
  5. Margaret [1544-1570]
  6. Agnes who married John Gybson
  7. John

Holdsworth, John
[1547-1620] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 2nd February 1572/3, he married Elizabeth Savile at Elland.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Savile
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Jane [1577-1615] who died at Wakefield
  4. Elizabeth [b 1579]
  5. Henry
  6. Robert
  7. Dorothie [b 1585] who married Richard Sproxton
  8. Sibella [b 1585/86]
  9. Alice [b 1587] who married John Seaton

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, John
[1574-1658] (Possibly) son of John Holdsworth.

He was elected Constable of Hipperholme [1614]

Holdsworth, John
[16??-1???] Of Northowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace who married Joseph Northend

Holdsworth, Rev John
[16??-1744] MA.

He was Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1733-1744] / Vicar of Coley [1733-1740] / Lecturer at Halifax Parish Church [1740].

In 1733, he married Mary Lister.


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Lister
 

He died in April 1744.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, John
[17??-18??] Around 1800, he established a coppersmiths and brazier business, producing vessels for the dyeing industry. He also produced a tea-urn water heater. He had business at Victoria Street, Halifax.

His son and grandson took over and became H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Holdsworth, John
[1707-1766] Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

On 23rd August 1739, he married Rebecca Peel at Coley.


Rebecca was the daughter of Jeremiah Peel
 

Children:

  1. Richard

His father disinherited him for marrying a weaver's daughter.

He and his wife were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Holdsworth, John
[1731-1811] Son of Samuel Holdsworth.

On 7th April 1760, he married Catherine Holt [17??-1811] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. twins Judith [b 1763]
  2. Mary [1763-1826] who married John Holt
  3. John [1765-1811]
  4. Samuel
  5. George
  6. Amos
  7. Daniel [b 1771]
  8. James [b 1772]
  9. Richard [b 1772]
  10. Fanny who married [24th May 1803] Thomas Holroyd

Catherine died 13th March 1811.

John died May 1811.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Holdsworth, John
[1787-1867] A bell-ringer of Halifax.

He was landlord of the Black Horse Inn, Woolshops for nearly 30 years [1841, 1845, 1851] / a late licensed victualler [1861]

On 11th October 1865, the bell-ringers at All Souls' Church rang a peal of Kent Treble Bob Major, consisting of 2496 changes, in honour of his 78th birthday. He was the oldest bell-ringer in the town, and had been a ringer at Halifax Parish Church for 60 years until within five weeks of his death.

He married Sarah [1790-18??]. Sarah died between 1851 and 1861.

Children:

  1. Sarah A. [b 1814] who married John W. Sladdin [1838-1???]

The family lived at

  • Black Horse Yard, Halifax [1841]
  • 15 Lister Street, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1841] were lodgers William Crossley [aged 35] (iron moulder), Mary Ann Crossley [aged 30], William Bradley [aged 50] (block cutter), John Lee [aged 4] and John Laycock [aged 40] (calico printer).

Living with him in 1861 were daughter Sarah A, her husband John W. Sladdin (worsted dyer) and son John H. Sladdin [aged 2]

Shortly before his death, he had been a pensioner of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society

He died at New Bank, Halifax [31st January 1867]

Holdsworth, John
[1797-1857] Son of George Holdsworth.

Born at Shaw Lodge.

In 1822, he began business as a cloth manufacturer at Bottoms Mill, then at Waterside Mill. He went on to establish John Holdsworth & Company Limited at Shaw Lodge Mill.

He was one of the original shareholders in the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Bank and the Halifax Joint Stock Bank.

He was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. He established new bell-ringing records on 25th March 1811, 6th December 1821, and 20th December 1824.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

On 13th February 1820, he married Sarah Irving [1800-1876] from Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. William Irving
  2. George
  3. Tom
  4. John

In the 1870s, he acquired land on which houses were built for his sons: Shaw Lodge for William Irving, Elm Wood for George, Spring Hall for Tom, and [??] for John

He and his wife were buried at Illingworth Church: John [12th June 1857]; Sarah [3rd May 1876].

His sons and widow gave a window in the Holdsworth Chapel in his memory, and their sons gave another window in the Holdsworth Chapel in memory of their mother.

See Addison Duncan

Holdsworth, John
[18??-1???] In the mid-19th century, he established business as a plumber and ironmonger at North Parade, Halifax. Around 1875, he moved to a 4-storey building in Corporation Street, Halifax

Holdsworth, John
[1800-1882] Son of Hannah (née Priestley) & Benjamin Holdsworth.

Born at Ambler Thorn.

He was a stone quarryman / delver.

On 11th August 1823, he married Rebecca Busfield [1800-1888] from Farsley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [1824-1884]
  2. Hannah [1825-1906]
  3. Benjamin [1827-1878]
  4. Sarah [1830-1896] who married Mr Shackleton
  5. John [1832-1879]
  6. Edwin [1834-1866]
  7. Emma [1838-1839]
  8. James [1840-1873]
  9. Joseph [1846-1932]

The family lived at Shibden Head Lane, Northowram. where John and Rebecca died.

Members of the family were buried at Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn. There is a large stone monument giving the details of other members of the family

Holdsworth, John
[18??-19??] A bookkeeper for John Burgess & Son. He was the recorder for the first meeting of the people who went on to establish the Brighouse Flour & Industrial Society

Holdsworth, John
[1830-1879] JP.

Of Willowfield. Youngest son of John Holdsworth

On 15th September 1855, he married Mary Ann Haigh.


Mary Ann came from Rochdale, and was the daughter of Charles Haigh
 

Like his father, he was a bell-ringer at Halifax Parish Church. On 1st April 1856, he and his brother, George, created a new record.

He was a member of the Rifle Volunteers. In 1874, he endowed St John's Church, Warley.

He died at Willowfield on 18th August 1879.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb.

On 6th February 1883, Mary Ann married George Edward Mumford at St John's Church, Warley

Holdsworth, John
[1838-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a woolstapler employing 3 men [1871].

On 22nd January 1862, he married Elizabeth Abercrombie at Bramley Lane Chapel, Lightcliffe.


Elizabeth was the daughter of David Abercrombie
 

Theirs was the first marriage at the Chapel.

Children:

  1. John Abercrombie
  2. Maggie Abercrombie [b 1864]
  3. Ralph David Abercrombie [b 1870]

The family lived at

Holdsworth, John
[1862-19??] Son of Thomas Holdsworth, wool washer.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stoker of Whitegate Road, Southowram [1883] / a general labourer [1891] / a drysalter driver [1901] / a watchman? for a cotton tupper? [1911].

In 1883, he married Ann Platts [1862-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann, of New Road, Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas George Platts, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Edward [b 1887] who was a waste sorter [1901], a labourer [1911]
  3. Lily [b 1888] who was a silk doffer [1901]
  4. Ernest [b 1891] who was a labourer [1911]
  5. Clement [b 1894] who was an assistant letterpress printer [1911]
  6. Annie [b 1897] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  7. Herbert [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 5 Martin Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 36 Penn Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 & 5 Penn Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 8 Lincoln Street, Pellon

Holdsworth, John
[1920-1945] MC.

Eldest son of George Bertram Holdsworth. He was educated at Harrow.

He started work in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited [1939]. One month later, war broke out and he joined the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He served as a Major and was killed on active service in World War II, on the border between Holland and Germany.

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany [46 B 5]

Holdsworth, John Abercrombie
[1862-1???] Son of John Holdsworth.

In [Q3] 1889, he married Edith Abercrombie in Halifax.


Edith was his cousin, daughter of his uncle Charles Abercrombie
 

Holdsworth, John de
[11??-11??] See John son of Essolf de Holdsworth

Holdsworth, Jonas
[17??-18??] Watchmaker and clockmaker at 1 Back Street, Halifax [1822, 1829, 1834, 1837]

Holdsworth, Jonas
[1807-1871] Of Bailiffe Bridge.

He married Hannah [1811-1891].

Children:

  1. Louisa [1850-1876]
  2. George

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Holdsworth, Jonathan
[1???-18??] Of Southowram.

He was a stone merchant / a partner in J. Charnock & Sons

Holdsworth, Jonathan
[1786-18??] Or Houldsworth. He was formerly a shoemaker at Trafalgar, Halifax. He subsequently took in lodgers.

On the evening of 17th July 1857, he was attacked by John Ackroyd who believed that Holdsworth had circulated scandalous rumours about Mrs Ackroyd.

Ackroyd was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment at York

Holdsworth, Joseph
[1811-1???] Woolstapler at The Square, Halifax [1841].

He married Mary [1811-1???].

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1834]

Holdsworth, Joseph
[1833?-1886] Of Southowram.

He married Hannah [1837-1907].

Children:

  1. Howard [1864-1939]
  2. William [1871-1935]
  3. Mary Emma

Members of the family were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Holdsworth, Rev Josiah
[1602-1677] BA.

From Ripponden. He was a local preacher. He was educated at Magdalen College Cambridge and served at Essex before becoming perpetual curate of Nether Poppleton, York. In 1662, he was ejected and moved to Wakefield.

He was buried at Tingley

Holdsworth, Lawrence
[1???-15??] Also Laurence Haulesworth. Recorded as a coiner in 1530

Holdsworth, Lucy Georgina
[1848-1908] Eldest child of George Holdsworth.

She married Theodore Senior Gardiner [1879].

Around 1805, the couple separated and went their separate ways, having no further contact with each other.

She and the children were living in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

She died in Newcastle-under-Lyme [29th November 1908]

Holdsworth, M.
[19??-19??]


Question: Does anyone know where he fits into the pantheon of Holdsworths?

 

See O. & C. Holdsworth and Walton & Helliwell Limited

Holdsworth, Malcolm
[1909-1???] In [Q2] 1935, he married Mary Titterington in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Ernest James Titterington
 

Children:

  1. Patricia [b 1938] who lives in South Africa
  2. Susan [1941-200?] who died in South Africa
  3. Tim

Holdsworth, Margaret
[15??-1???] Or Owlsworth. Of Ashday Hall.

She married John Sutcliffe

Holdsworth, Marmaduke
[18??-19??] Of Shelf.

He wrote several poems about Shelf including one about the Conservative Club there [1904]

Holdsworth, Mary
[1643-1703] Daughter of James Holdsworth.

She married Samuel Lister

Holdsworth, Michael
[1921-1942] Second son of George Bertram Holdsworth.

He was educated at Harrow.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was a Sub-Lieutenant, based at Malta and was killed on active service aboard the HMS St Angelo off Tobruk [24th February 1942].

He is remembered on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial [4]

Holdsworth, Oliver
[1???-19??] Brother of Charles Holdsworth.

He lived at The Poplars, Law Lane, Southowram [1937], and Marlen Royd, Marlen Road, Hipperholme [1947].

See Grand Theatre & Opera House, Halifax, Hebble Bus Company, O. & C. Holdsworth, O. & C. Estates Limited and Westgate, Halifax

Holdsworth, Percy Foster
[1873-19??] Son of Hugh Sugden Holdsworth.

He and his brother Alfred Sugden Holdsworth took over the family business, H. S. Holdsworth Limited.

In 1899, he married Flora Collinge [1873-1932] in Halifax.

They had no children.

The family lived at 2 Upper Bell Hall, Halifax [1901]

Holdsworth, Rex
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Holdsworth, Richard
[14??-1543] Aka Haldesworth.

Son of John Holdsworth. On 28th April 1513,

with 12 others [he] took of the lord one acre of land de vasto at Coley for a chapel upon the same acre to be built

He married either Sybil, daughter of John Waterhouse, or Margaret Waterhouse.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. William
  3. Christopher
  4. Margaret [15??-1570] who died unmarried
  5. Anne [15??-1571] who died unmarried
  6. John

His will specified that he

desired to be buried [at Halifax Parish Church] nye unto my stall there

Holdsworth, Richard
[1545-1590] Son of John Holdsworth.

On 8th May 1576, he married Margaret Mawde


Margaret was the daughter of John Mawde
 

Holdsworth, Richard
[1745-1790] A weaver at Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He married Jane Pearson [1740-1805].


Jane was the daughter of James Pearson of Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1766-1829]
  2. Mary [1768-1851]
  3. James [1769-1844] who became a publisher at Paternoster Row, London
  4. Grace [1772-1799]
  5. John [1775-1809] who became a surgeon at Wakefield
  6. Samuel [1777-1842]

Many of the family lived in Wakefield

Holdsworth, Richard
[1819-18??] Son of Joseph Holdsworth, cotton weaver.

Born in Haworth.

He was a cotton spinner [1839, 1851, 1861].

On 25th December 1839, he married Susannah Pickles.


Susannah was the daughter of
John Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1840] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  2. Sarah [b 1844] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  3. Rachel [b 1848] who was a cotton spinner [1861]
  4. Emma [b 1853]
  5. John R [b 1856]

The family lived at

  • Winters in Stansfield [with Susannah's family 1841]
  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby [1851]
  • 33 Garden Street, Northowram [1861]

Holdsworth, Robert
[147?-1556] Aka Haldesworth, Holdesworth.

Son of John Holdsworth.

He was Vicar of Halifax [1525]. The Vicarage was broken into several times, and on the final occasion, on 8th May 1556, he was murdered

Holdsworth, Robert
[15??-1599] Or Richard.

Son of Richard Holdsworth. In 1562, he was elected Constable of Hipperholme

Holdsworth, Robert
[1544-1570] Of Hipperholme.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 29th May 1564, he married Elizabeth Hopkinson


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hopkinson
 

Holdsworth, Rev Robert
[1583-1632] Son of John Holdsworth. He became vicar of Modbury, Devon.

This is the beginning of the Holdsworth family of Devonshire.

In 1609, he married Mary Newman [1585-1665].

The couple were buried at Modbury

Holdsworth, Robert
[1824-1849] He was a dyer of Southowram Bank / employed by Messrs Holmes, dyers of Cross Hill Mills, Halifax.

On 15th September 1844, he married Betty Barrett [1824-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty was from Colne.

She died before 1861

 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1847]
  2. William [b 1849]

Robert was murdered 19th June 1849.

In June 1849, John Kitson and John Swallow were convicted of manslaughter after throwing Holdsworth out of a window in an argument.


There is a burial of a Robert Holdsworth (aged 20) at Halifax Parish Church [24th June 1849]
 

In 1861, the children were living with their grandfather Henry Barrett in Southowram

Holdsworth, Robert
[19??-] Son of Donald Holdsworth.

He played for Ovenden Park. He is [2012] co-owner of the Holdsworth Group of Companies.

He lives in Monaco

Holdsworth, Sam
[17??-1???] Coiner of Westfield

Holdsworth, Samuel
[17??-18??] He was in coal-mining partnership with Captain John Bower. They were also in partnership with Michael Stocks.

See Cold Arbour Coal Pit, Boothtown

Holdsworth, Samuel
[1704-1742] Son of Zachariah Holdsworth.

He married Tamar Marcer in Bradford [14th April 1730].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas [b 1733]
  3. Jeremiah [b 1734]
  4. Martha [b 1736]
  5. William [b 1738]
  6. Joseph [b 1739]
  7. Mary [b 1740]
  8. Ruth [b 1741]

The family lived at Upper Ranns, Northowram

Holdsworth, Samuel
[1766-1???] Son of John Holdsworth

He married Hannah Holt [18th August 1791].


Hannah was the daughter of James Holt
 

Children:

  1. Martha who married Samuel Thwaite

Holdsworth, Samuel
[1804-18??] Of Staups House, Shibden.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Alice [1833-1904] who married George Whiteley

Holdsworth, Samuel
[1819-18??] Of Halifax.

In 1839, he, Charles Evans and George Ibbetson were charged with feloniously assault on William Latham of Halifax.

On 5th March 1840, the jury returned a verdict of Guilty and all three men were transported for 15 years. He was one of 270 convicts who left England for New South Wales on the Eden [8th July 1840] and arrived in New South Wales on the 18th November 1840

Holdsworth, Sarah
[1743-1809] Of Skircoat.

She married Thomas Crossley.

She died 5th June 1809

Holdsworth, Sarah Colbeck
[17??-18??] Of Otley.

She married Thomas Samuel Rawson

Holdsworth, Simon
[19??-] Son of Donald Holdsworth.

He farms in South Africa [2012]

Holdsworth, Solomon
[16??-17??] Of Saltonstall

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1590-1651] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of John Holdsworth.

On 7th November 1636, he married Mary Northend in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John [1647-1649]

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1649-1709] Aka Haldsworth.

Of Ashday Hall, Southowram.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

He married Phoebe Oates.

Children:

  1. Phoebe [bapt 1676]
  2. Thomas
  3. James [bapt 1681]
  4. Daniel [bapt 1682]
  5. Maria [bapt 1683]
  6. Anna
  7. Samuel [bapt 1687]
  8. Lydia [bapt 1688]
  9. Jeremiah [bapt 1691]
  10. Charles [1689-1724]
  11. Phoebe [bapt 1694]

Thomas died 23rd June 1709.

Phoebe died 12th October 1709.

The couple were buried in Halifax Parish Church in the South Chapel where there is a memorial to several members of the family.

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

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1677-1735] Of Ashday Hall, Southowram and Broadfold Hall, Luddenden.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

In 1701, he married (1) Mary Midgley.


Mary was the daughter of William Midgley
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary [1703-1739] who married Luke Hoyle
  3. Thomas
  4. Phoebe [1705-1757] who married William Drake
  5. John
  6. Frances [1708-1777]

Around 1710, he married (2) Mrs Dorothy Butterfield, a widow from Norland.

He died at Ashday Hall, Southowram [25th October 1710].

Broadfold Hall passed to the family.

Thomas & Mary were buried at Halifax Parish Church. The epitaph on their memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Holdsworth, Rev Thomas
[1704-1746] BA.

Son of Thomas Holdsworth.

He extended Ashday Hall [1738].

Curate at Southowram [1730-1746].

He died 3rd May 1746.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

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

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1742-1???] Son of William Holdsworth of Ashday Hall.

Baptised at Southowram [11th August 1742].

On 27th September 1764, he married Peggy Wilson at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Anna

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1801-18??] Son of John Holdsworth.

He took over the family business on the death of his father.

On 10th September 1835, he married Martha Sugden [1811-1889] from Northowram, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1838] who was a milliner [1861]
  2. Hugh Sugden
  3. Ellen Howgate [b 1843]
  4. Martha Jane Howgate [b 1846] who was a dressmaker [1861]

His son carried on with the family business

Thomas was dead by 1850, when Martha married Paul Greenwood

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1806-18??] He was an innkeeper [1841].


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

 

Around 1834, he married Hellen [1806-18??].

Children:

  1. Amelia [b 1834]
  2. Fanny [b 1835]
  3. Hellen [b 1836]
  4. Sarah [b 1837]

The family lived at Cheapside, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were John Royce [b 1821] (traveller) and Henry Hall [b 1821] (traveller) 

Holdsworth, Thomas
[1884-1917] Son of John Holdsworth.

He was a worsted machine oiler [1901] / a plasterer's labourer [1911] / a lamp lighter of 11 Birks Hall Terrace [1914] / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Tramways.

In [Q4] 1914, he married Priscilla Milnes [1888-19??] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Priscilla, of 9 Howard Street, was the daughter of John Milnes, mason's labourer
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1916]

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed after being struck by a shell fragment [11th July 1917] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [8 & 12], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holdsworth, Thomas K.
[18??-1???] He ran Making Place Academy after the death of William Dove in 1865.

The establishment declined and closed in 1880.

Thomas went to America

Holdsworth, Tim
[1944-] Son of Malcolm Holdsworth.

He is [2012] co-owner of the Holdsworth Group of Companies.

He lives in Vancouver

Holdsworth, Tom
[1825-1881] 3rd son of John Holdsworth.

Born 22nd February 1825.

In 1871, he built Spring Hall, Skircoat.

He gave a memorial window

Abraham offering up his son Isaac

to St Mary's Church, Illingworth.

In 1881, he was in London, attending the sale of his brother William Irving's collection of pictures at Christie, Manson & Wood's gallery. He was found dead in his hotel room 1st May 1881.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb

Holdsworth, Walter
[1???-19??] In 1930, he took over the business of Charles Horner Limited

Holdsworth, Walter
[1851-1885] MA Cantab, JP. Eldest son of George Holdsworth.

Born at Stoney Royd, Halifax.

He and his cousin, Clement, joined their uncle William Irving Holdsworth in the family business – John Holdsworth & Company Limited.

He was a Captain in the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeoman Cavalry.

In May 1882, he married Emily Atkinson.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son [b 1885]

The family lived at Spring Hall [1885].

He erected a window in the chancel of Halifax Parish Church [January 1883]. This is recorded on a brass plate in the south arcade of the chancel.

He died 22nd November 1885.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in the Holdsworth family tomb.

A window was erected by Emily in his memory

Holdsworth, William
[1???-1569] Of Halifax.

Son of Richard Holdsworth

Holdsworth, William
[1???-1679] He and his father, John Holdsworth, were commemorated on a tombstone inscribed
Here lieth the body of John Holdsworth, of Southowram, who was buried November 2 Anno Do 1655. And also here lieth the body of William Holdsworth his son, who was buried the [?] day of May 1679

which was discovered when workmen were working inside Halifax Parish Church in 1878.

Beneath the tombstone, they found a stone coffin into which the remains of 2 people – possibly those of John and William had been placed

Holdsworth, William
[13??-14??] In 1435, he built Holdsworth House, Holmfield

Holdsworth, William
[1544-1617] Son of James Holdsworth. A Halifax scrivener. In 1586, he succeeded his father to Place House, Southowram.

In 1574, he married Alice Guy.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. daughter

Holdsworth, William
[1701-1746] Son of Thomas Holdsworth He built the present Ashday Hall, Southowram in 1713, and extended it in 1738.

He married Mary Smith [17??-17??].


Mary was the daughter of Thomas Smith of Kirkby Malzeard. She was still alive in November 1780
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [26th January 1746]

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

Holdsworth, William
[18??-1???] Auctioneer, valuer and estate agent. Recorded in 1881 at Northgate Hall, Halifax

Holdsworth, William
[1834-1867] Aka William Gooder.

He was a cart driver with Crossley Dyers of Brighouse.

On Sunday, 4th August 1867, he had been drinking for a couple of hours at the Anchor Pit, Rastrick, when he bet John Holmes to dive in the river Calder for half a gallon of beer. Holdsworth dived in, floundered for about 5 minutes, then sank to the bottom. His body was retrieved by Timothy Bentley.

The inquest returned a verdict of Accidentally drowned while diving for a wager

Holdsworth, William
[1849-1911] Of Halifax.

In 1871, he married (1) Eliza Hitchen [1851-1873] in Halifax.

He married (2) Betsy [1851-1888].

They were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Holdsworth, William
[19??-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1968-1969]

Holdsworth, William
[1922-1969] 3rd son of George Bertram Holdsworth.

He was educated at Harrow. During World War II, he served as a Spitfire instructor in the Royal Air Force.

He married Didian (Dina) Maria Kuperus [b 1927] in Amsterdam.

Children:

  1. John Michael [b 1947]
  2. Ingrid Rona [b 1948]
  3. Howard Irving [b 1949]
  4. David William [b 1952]
  5. Kirsten Roselyn [b 1953]

The family lived at Bellinter Park, County Meath in Ireland [1957-1966]. They came to live in Halifax in 1966.

He was buried at Kettlewell

Holdsworth, Colonel William Irving
[1821-1885] Of Shaw Lodge and Greenroyde, Halifax.

Eldest son of John Holdsworth.

See Halifax Church Institute and Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway

Holdsworth, Zachariah
[1665-1743] Of Ovenden.

On 10th May 1694, he married Mary Illingworth [16??-1712] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. John [d 1721]
  3. Jeremiah [d 22nd April 1703]

Zachariah died 23rd December 1743.

Mary died 16th August 1712.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

 

The Holdsworth family of Ashday Hall
The family held land in Hipperholme, Ashday Hall, Southowram and Wakefield. Early members of the family included John de Haldeworth.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

The Holdsworth family of Devonshire
Descended from Rev Robert Holdsworth

The Holdsworth family of Halifax
Prominent Halifax family.

Zachariah Holdsworth was an early member of the family.

See All Saints' Church, Dudwell Lane, Halifax, Holdsworth family chest tomb at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, John Holdsworth and Shaw Mills, Halifax

The Holdsworth family of Ovenden
They lived at Holdsworth House, Ovenden

Holdsworth surname
Other forms of the surname include Hallsworth, Halsworth, Holder and Houldsworth.

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

George Redmonds writes that Assolf de Haldeuurthe is recorded at Sowerby in 1200, and William Haldysworth is recorded at Northowram in 1447.

The name originates in Holdsworth

There are over 130 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holdsworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Holdsworth:


Marriages 1885, 1888, 1897, 1907, 1916; Deaths 1835, 1855, 1900, 1907
 

See John son of Essolf de Holdsworth


Being an ancient family, the Holdsworths have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 




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