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Mr Holmes [1???-18??]
Alfred Holmes [1869-19??]
Alfred James Holmes [1881-1914]
Arthur Lewis Holmes [1899-1916]
Bentley Holmes [1854-1923]
Bryan Holmes [1???-1???]
Caroline Jane Holmes [1823-1859]
Charles Holmes [18??-19??]
Rev Charles Richard Holmes [1826-1883]
Clement Holmes [1910-1943]
Rev D. de Lacy Holmes [1???-19??]
David Crowther Holmes [1844-1920]
Edward Holmes [1855-1915]
Mrs Elizabeth Holmes [1714-1785]
Francis Holmes [18??-1???]
Frank Holmes [1899-1918]
Fred Holmes [1???-191?]
Frederick Holmes [18??-1???]
G. Holmes [19??-19??]
George Holmes [1860-19??]
George Ernest Holmes [1873-19??]
Henry Holmes [18??-19??]
Henry Holmes [1869-1???]
Hilda Varley Holmes [1903-1938]
Isaac Holmes [1???-1???]
James Holmes [18??-18??]
Rev James Holmes [1833-1900]
James Holmes [1848-1???]
James F. Holmes [1866-1910]
Joel Holmes [1821-1872]
John Holmes [1???-15??]
John Holmes [1708-1742]
Rev John Holmes [18??-1???]
John Holmes [18??-18??]
John Holmes [18??-18??]
John Holmes [1820-1875]
John Holmes [1823-1857]
John Holmes [1833-1???]
John Holmes [1838-1907]
John Holmes [1895-1916]
John George Holmes [1871-19??]
John George Vernon Holmes [1896-1917]
John William Holmes [1864-1940]
Joseph Holmes [1???-18??]
Joseph Holmes [16??-1728]
Joseph Holmes [17??-1???]
Joseph Holmes [17??-1???]
Joseph Holmes [1897-1918]
Laurence Gibson Holmes [1921-2011]
M. H. Holmes [18??-1902]
Mrs Mary Holmes [1811-188?]
Norman Holmes [18??-19??]
Norman Holmes [1890-1918]
Robert Shackleton Holmes [1838-1901]
Roy Holmes [1925-1945]
Sam Holmes [18??-1949]
Sam Holmes [1893-1987]
Samuel Riley Holmes [1867-1932]
Saville Holmes [18??-19??]
T. Holmes [18??-191?]
Thomas Holmes [1772-1848]
Titus Holmes [1788-1847]
Trafford Holmes [18??-18??]
Walter Ernest Holmes [1862-1901]
William Holmes [18??-1???]
William Holmes [18??-1917]
William Holmes [1806-18??]
William Holmes [1893-1918]
William Amos Holmes [1889-1???]
William Keith Holmes [19??-19??] 


Holmes, Mr
[1???-18??] In 1739 [1789?], he built the house which became the Old Gin Pit Inn, Ovenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Titus

Holmes, Alfred
[1869-19??] Son of builder William Holmes.

Born in Halifax.

He was a barman [1894] / a beerhouse keeper at the Black Boy, Halifax [1901] / a fish fryer [1911].

In 1894, he married Clara Stead [1866-1???] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Clara, of 3 Winding Road, Halifax, was the daughter of stone mason John Stead (deceased) 
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1895] who was an apprentice electrician [1911]
  2. Clifford [b 1901]

The family lived at 2 Ambush Street, Openshaw, Manchester [1911]

Holmes, Alfred James
[1881-1914]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

They lived at Heptonstall Road.

He served in the South African War.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal.

He died 20th October 1914 (aged 33).

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, on the Memorial at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Providence Methodist Church, Midgley

Holmes, Arthur Lewis
[1899-1916] Son of George Holmes.

He was educated at Akroyd Place School / employed in the making-up department of William Hanson & Company Limited.

During World War I, he joined the Royal Navy [early 1915], and served as a Boy Messenger.

His 2 brothers, Fred (RAMC) and John, were also serving.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 17), when HMS Indefatigable blew up and sank in the Battle of Jutland.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [14], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanson's Mill, Halifax.

His brother John also died in the War

Holmes, Bentley
[1854-1923] Born in Stainburn.

He was a farmer (employer) [1901, 1911].

In 1889, he married Sarah Jane Rathmell [1862-1922], born in Beckwithshaw / Pannal, in Wharfedale.

The family lived at Grove House Farm, Southowram [1901, 1911].

He died at Moorside Farm, Cleckheaton [12th March 1923]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,267 16/9d. Probate was granted to Sarah Jane Holmes widow, Joseph Rathmell farmer and Richard Rhodes mechanic

Holmes, Bryan
[1???-1???] A clothier.

He lived at Beeston Hall, Ripponden

Holmes, Caroline Jane
[1823-1859] Daughter of Elizabeth (née Cautley) & Nathaniel Holmes, a Pocklington attorney.

She married Samuel Bottomley.

She helped her husband plan Shelf Hall, but died before it was completed

Holmes, Charles
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Foundry, Halifax [1905]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William Amos Holmes

Holmes, Rev Charles Richard
[1826-1883] MA.

Born 5th December 1826.

He was the first Vicar at All Souls' Church, Halifax [1855-1883].

On 26th April 1856, he carried out the first interment at All Souls' Church

He was incumbent when the Memorial Chapel was built.

On 10th October 1861, he married Mary Ann Lake at Ilfracombe.


Mary Ann was the daughter of Captain Lake late of the Scots Fusilier Guards.

Her brother, Rev W. C. Lake, conducted the marriage ceremony

 

Children:

  1. Ernest Perceval [b 1862]
  2. Violet Marian [1863-1922]
  3. Cyril Lake [1864-1883] who died [14th March 1883] on the voyage home from San Francisco
  4. Walter Herbert [1866-1953]
  5. Charles Gerald de Gorham [1869-1927]
  6. Irene Lilian [1872-1964]
  7. Stella Theodora [1876] who died in infancy
  8. Gladys Muriel [1878-1950]
  9. Jane who died in infancy

In 1883, Rev Holmes resigned his post at All Souls' Church, and accepted the Crown living at Hessle, Hull because he had been in bad health and hoped that the work there would be lighter. He had suffered family bereavement in the last few years, including the death of his 18 year-old son Cyril Lake who died [14th March 1883] after falling overboard on his voyage home from San Francisco.

On 15th November 1883, he committed suicide by cutting his throat. About 7:30 am, his wife heard the sound of someone falling in her husband's dressing room and found him lying in a pool of blood, with his throat cut to the spine.

Rev Holmes was due to preach his last sermon at All Souls' on 18th November 1883, and was to start at Hessle on 2nd December 1883.

At the Inquest, it was heard that he had become depressed because he was anticipating difficulties at Hessle.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [17th November 1883]

Holmes, Clement
[1910-1943] Son of Edith & John Holmes of Halifax.

He was educated at St Augustine's School / a member of the YMCA / a member of Siddal Cricket Club / an overlooker with Samuel W. Highley & Company.

In [Q2] 1940, he married Jessie Culpan in Halifax.

They lived 240 Moor End Road, Pellon, Halifax.

Children:

  1. child

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 80 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died in an Italian POW camp [14th November 1943] (aged 33).

He was buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Italy [I B 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon

Holmes, Rev D. de Lacy
[1???-19??] Curate at Todmorden [1932], Vicar of Cragg Vale [1948], and Vicar of Barkisland [1949]. In 1955, he moved to Osmotherly, Northallerton

Holmes, David Crowther
[1844-1920] Son of William Holmes.

Born at Southowram.

He was boot manufacturer of Brighouse.

He was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 and Mayor of Brighouse [1919-1920], but his period of office was cut short by illness.

On 26th September 1865, he married (1) Mary Jane Shackleton in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Helen [1866-1867]
  2. Kate [b 1868]
  3. Clara [1869-1870]
  4. Donald Nettleton [1871-1960]
  5. George
  6. Julia [b 1876] – see John Edward Blackburn Howe
  7. Wilfred [1878] who died aged 18 days
  8. Louis James [1879-1937]

In [Q2] 1906, he married Emily Mary Mann [1872-19??] in Dewsbury.


Emily Mary came from Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Eileen [b 1909]

The family lived at Bank House, Brighouse

Holmes, Edward
[1855-1915] Born in Bradford.

He was licensed victualler at the Shoulder of Mutton, Moor End Road [1901] / innkeeper at the Commercial Inn, Illingworth [1911] / tenant of the Talbot Inn, Illingworth [1907].

On 10th July 1882, he married (1) Hannah Town [1858-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Harry [1884-1955]

On 19th August 1902, he married (2) Sarah Ellen Varley [1870-1938] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hilda Varley

The family lived at 2a Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1938].

Edward died 9th August 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £284 19/-.

Probate was granted to Varley Greenwood (fitter).

Daughter Hilda Varley Holmes committed suicide in June 1938.

Sarah Ellen died at Halifax General Hospital [9th August 1938].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,041 15/9d.

Administration was granted to Varley Greenwood (mechanic).

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: Edward [12th August 1915]; Hilda Varley [30th June 1938]; Sarah Ellen [13th August 1938]

Holmes, Mrs Elizabeth
[1714-1785] Wife of John Holmes of Smith House, Brighouse.

She took an interest in the Moravian Brethren, and then left them for Methodism after her husband's death.

She was one of Benjamin Ingham's converts.

Wesley writes

Tuesday, 19th April 1774: Mrs Holmes, who has been some years confined to bed, sent and desired I would preach at her house. As I stood in the passage, both she could hear and all that stood in the adjoining house

William Grimshaw and John Wesley preached at her house in 1776.

In 1777, she gave £40 to William Walker for the rebuilding of Lightcliffe Old Church

Holmes, Francis
[18??-1???] Partner in Richard Kershaw & Company [1870]

Holmes, Frank
[1899-1918] Son of Alice & Thomas Henry Holmes of Wells Terrace, Norwood Green.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 200th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 7th October 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France [IV F 4].

He is remembered on Norwood Green War Memorial

Holmes, Fred
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf

Holmes, Frederick
[18??-1???] In 1877, he married Hannah Maria, daughter of Joseph Wadsworth.

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1878]

Holmes, G.
[19??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Holmes, George
[1860-19??] Son of George Holmes, farmer.

Born in Colne Bridge.

He was a slater of Rastrick [1879] / a slater [1891, 1901] / a slater & plasterer [1911].

In 1879, he married Elizabeth Sykes [1858-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Rastrick, was born in Holmfirth, the daughter of Crispin Sykes, overlooker
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton mill hand [1901]
  2. Henry [b 1882] who was a stoker [1901]
  3. Lily [b 1884] who was a cotton mill hand [1901]
  4. Lydia [b 1887] who was a cotton mill hand [1901]
  5. Annie [b 1889] who was a cotton mill hand [1901]
  6. Eliza Ellen [b 1891] who was a mill hand drawer [1911]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1893]
  8. John
  9. Fred [b 1897] who was a mill hand doffer [1911]
  10. Arthur Lewis

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 8 Smith Street, Siddal, Southowram [1891]
  • 8 Jubilee Road, Siddal, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Ward Court, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]
  • 4 Dean Clough, Halifax [1917]

Elizabeth died in 1904 (aged 46).

Sons John & Arthur Lewis died in World War I

Holmes, George Ernest
[1873-19??] Son of David Crowther Holmes.

He had a shoe-shop in Bethel Street, Brighouse

Holmes, Henry
[18??-19??] He established Henry Holmes & Company at Central Iron Works, Boothtown. He was one of a partnership who bought J. & J. Mallinson [1912]

Holmes, Henry
[1869-1???] Son of James Holmes.

He became a bootmaker in Bradford, and then in Southport.

He emigrated to the USA.

Descendants of Henry still live in Lancashire

Holmes, Hilda Varley
[1903-1938] Daughter of Edward Holmes.

She never married.

She lived with her invalid mother – whom she had looked after for 2 years – at 2a Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden.

She was last seen alive 27th June 1938. Her body was found in Old Lee Bank Mill Dam, Ovenden [28th June 1938].

A basket found by the dam contained a razor, poison and 2 notes.

The Inquest returned a verdict of

suicide by drowning while of unsound mind

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £478 8/3d.

Administration was granted to Varley Greenwood (mechanic).

She was buried at Illingworth Church [13th August 1938]

Holmes, Isaac
[1???-1???] Dyer

Holmes, James
[18??-18??] Son of Titus Holmes.

In 1851, he was a licensed victualler at the Gin Pit Inn, Ovenden, and farmer of 14 acres

Holmes, Rev James
[1833-1900] Born in Birmingham.

He was Curate-in-charge at Warley for 17 years / Vicar of Warley for 22 years [1878-1900].

Around 1863, he married Hannah [1838-1???].


Hannah was born in Derbyshire
 

Children:

  1. Walter Ernest
  2. Harry W. [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • 7 Beech Villas, Warley [1871]
  • Willow Cottage, Sowerby Bridge Road [1881]

He died 1st May 1900

Holmes, James
[1848-1???] Born in Southowram.

He married Susannah / Ann, daughter of Samuel Riley.

Children:

  1. Riley
  2. Henry
  3. Herbert John [b 1872]
  4. Ethel [b 1874]
  5. Fred W. [b 1884]

The family lived at 11 Savile Park Terrace, Halifax [1871].

Of the children, Riley migrated to Canada, and the others went to the USA

Holmes, James F.
[1866-1910] Licensee of the Old Bull's Head, Halifax [1894, 1896] and the Grand Junction Hotel, Halifax [1897, 1905]

Holmes, Joel
[1821-1872] VC.

Born in Halifax. He was a Private with the 84th Regiment, later the with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He won the Victoria Cross for service in the Indian Mutiny. On 25th September 1857 at Lucknow, India, he was the first man to respond to a call for volunteers to assist in operating – under heavy enemy fire – one of the guns from which all the artillerymen had become casualties.

He died on 27th July 1872.

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Holmes, John
[1???-15??] Of Norwood Green.

He lived at Rookes Hall, Norwood Green [1547]

Holmes, John
[1708-1742] Of Smith House, Brighouse.

Son of Joseph Holmes.

In 1729, he bought Holme House, Lightcliffe.

He married Mrs Elizabeth Holmes.

The family were nonconformists

Holmes, Rev John
[18??-1???] Methodist minister. Recorded in 1881, when he was living at 20 Clare Road, Halifax

Holmes, John
[18??-18??] Cloth manufacturer at Elland.

In April 1858, he was declared bankrupt

Holmes, John
[18??-18??] Botanic chemist at King Street, Brighouse [1874]

Holmes, John
[1820-1875] Of Church Street, Todmorden. He was
a gentleman very much respected

He died of smallpox

Holmes, John
[1823-1857] Of Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

He married Ann [1826-1884].

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1849-1870]
  2. John [1851-1874]
  3. Sarah [1852-1879]
  4. Jane [1855-1871]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Holmes, John
[1833-1???] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a farm labourer [1861] / a farmer of 12 acres with 1 man [1871, 1881] / a farmer [1891] / a farmer/employer [1901]

He married Elizabeth [1838-1???] born in Southowram.

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1861]
  2. George Hall [b 1862]
  3. Joseph William [b 1867]
  4. Sarah [b 1869]
  5. Charles Frederick [b 1871]
  6. Thomas Henry [b 1873]
  7. Amos Herbert [1876-1921]
  8. Annie Elizabeth [b 1878] who married George William Harrison
  9. Arthur John [1881]

The family lived at

Living with them in [1871, 1881] was lodger Samuel Hall [1808-1886?] (farmer's man).

Living with them in 1901 were grandchildren Vernon Holmes (stone quarryman) and Elizabeth A. Holmes

Holmes, John
[1838-1907] Born in Ovenden / Northowram.

He was a teacher at Wetherby / a schoolmaster [1861] / a teacher at Bolton Brow Day School, Sowerby Bridge / a certificated master of an elementary school [1871] / a certificated master public element. school [1881] / retired due to ill-health [1899] / a retired schoolmaster [1901]

In [Q3] 1861, he married Jane Fullick [1837-1???] in Wetherby.


Jane was born in Alton, Hampshire
 

Children:

  1. George William [b 1863] who was a bookseller & stationer's apprentice [1881]
  2. Harry Fullick [b 1864] who was a chemist apprentice [1881]
  3. Herbert Edward [b 1866] who was a monitor in public school [1881], a clerk [1911]
  4. John E [b 1870] (not recorded in 1881) 
  5. Kate Elizabeth [b 1872] who was an assistant school mistress [1891], a school teacher [1901] & married [1905] Harold Banks of Leeds
  6. Lillian Grace [b 1874] who was a dressmaker [1891, 1901, 1911]
  7. Ernest R [b 1877] who was an office clerk [1891], a clerk commercial [1901]
  8. Miriam Jane [b 1879]
  9. Edith Hilda [b 1880]

In 1861, he was a lodger in Wetherby.

The family lived at

  • High Street, Wetherby, Yorkshire [1871]
  • Concrete Villas, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 10 Egremont Street, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • 9 Egremont Street, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was unmarried cousin Harriet Irvin [aged 20] (lady's help, born in Guiseley, Yorkshire).

John died at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [15th December 1907].

with startling suddenness

He was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel [19th December 1907]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £166. Probate was granted to his widow Jane

Holmes, John
[1895-1916] Son of George Holmes.

Baptised at Salterhebble [March 1895].

He was a mill hand oiler [1911] / an employee of Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His 2 brothers, Fred (RAMC) and Arthur Lewis, were also serving.

He was sent to France in August 1915.

On 21st March 1916, he was hospitalised after receiving bullet wounds in both legs.

He died from pneumonia [7th April 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France [V A 4A].

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

His brother Arthur Lewis also died in the War

Holmes, John George
[1871-19??] Born in Crewe, Cheshire.

He was a general labourer [1901, 1911].

In 1895, he married Emily Parkinson [1876-19??] in Nantwich.


Emily was born in Liversedge
 

Children:

  1. John George Vernon
  2. Elsie [b 1899] who was a half time worsted spinner [1911]
  3. Harry [b 1906]

The family lived at 14 Timber Street, Elland [1901, 1911]

Holmes, John George Vernon
[1896-1917] Son of John George Holmes.

Born in Crewe.

He was a woollen piecener [1911].

He lived at 11 Dean Street, Elland.

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

He died in France [16th March 1917].

He was buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France [IV C 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Holmes, John William
[1864-1940] Born in Huddersfield.

He was landlord of the Shepherds' Rest, Sowerby [1898-1927].

On 5th December 1896, he married Mary Jane Crossley 1865-1941 at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane was the daughter of Mr Crossley of Sowerby
 

They lived at 14 Thorpe Place, Hubberton [1941].

Living with them in 1911 were Mary Jane's brothers James Crossley and Johnson Crossley, nephew Arthur Crossley and niece Minnie Crossley.

Mary Jane died 6th November 1941.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,734 1/10d.

Probate was granted to Arthur Hebblethwaite Holmes (retired haulage contractor)  and nephew Arthur Crossley

Holmes, Joseph
[1???-18??] A Hebden Bridge mill owner. Around 1840, he proposed buying flour from the Liverpool market and selling it to a group of workers, as a protest against the prices of flour and other foods.

In 1848, the Hebden Bridge Industrial Co-operative Society was established as a consequence

Holmes, Joseph
[16??-1728] A Nonconformist.

He lived at Yew Trees in 1688, and at Smith House from 1699.

He married Ann [?].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Betty who married Abraham Radcliffe

Holmes, Joseph
[17??-1???]

On 2nd May 1770, he married Sarah Farrar [17??-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [1771-1771]
  2. Thomas Holmes
  3. Nancy [b 1774]
  4. Sarah [1781-1846] who married Robert Edleston

The children were baptised at Northgate End Chapel

Holmes, Joseph
[17??-1???] Coiner

Holmes, Joseph
[1897-1918] Son of Sam Holmes of 15 Dyson Street, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 16th August 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnières, France [I D 7]

Holmes, Laurence Gibson
[1921-2011] OBE, DFC, AFC, FBIM.

From Northowram.

His birth was registered in Halifax.

Son of Edna (née Gibson) & Arnold Holmes (who married 1917 in Halifax)  or son of Anne (née Gibson) & Leonard Holmes (who married 1920 in Halifax).


Question: Can anyone confirm which – if either – were his parents?

Can anyone add details about the man or his career?

 

In World War II, he served in the RAF. He was commissioned [9th February 1943] NCO number 1078034 / Flying Officer [25th May 1943] / awarded the AFC [1st June 1946] / a bomber boy with 168 Squadron at Kirmington when he was awarded the DFC [8th December 1944] / Flight Lieutenant [15th October 1946] / Squadron Leader / Wing Commander [1st January 1958] / awarded the OBE [31st December 1960].

In 1949, he married (1) Esther Williams in the Calder District.

In 1969, he married (2) Pearl Mary Green in the Calder District.

He moved to live Kebroyd

Holmes, M. H.
[18??-1902] Of Upper Foot, Luddendenfoot.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Corporal with the East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died of enteric fever at Tigerskloof, South Africa [10th February 1902].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Holmes, Mrs Mary
[1811-188?] Born in Lancashire.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1835]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1839]
  3. Alice [b 1845]

Her daughters ran a school in Halifax.

The family lived at

Mrs Holmes died before 1891.

In 1901, William Bunting Crump was a boarder with the family at 90 King Cross Street

Holmes, Norman
[18??-19??] From Huddersfield.

He was a tailor's cutter [1908].

In 1908, he married Clara Haggis in Huddersfield.


Clara was the daughter of
William Haggis
 

Children:

  1. Kenneth Orville [1909-1986]
  2. Hubert Oscar [1911-1990]
  3. Marguerite Hazel [1920-2002]

Holmes, Norman
[1890-1918] Son of Mr Holmes of Cross Hills, Halifax.

He lived at Belle Vue, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died of penumonia in hospital in the Western Front [8th December 1918] (aged 28).

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

Holmes, Robert Shackleton
[1838-1901] Son of John Holmes, farmer.

He was a warehouseman [1858] / a farmer of 13 acres at St John's Cross, in Ovenden [1880] / a hay & straw dealer [1901].

On 15th February 1858, he married (1) Hannah Woodhead [1836-1876].


Hannah was the daughter of John Woodhead, shop keeper
 

Children:

  1. Woodhead [1864-1948] who was a pork butcher [1901]
  2. Fred [b 1867] who was a butcher [1901]
  3. Ridgway [1865-1905] who was a hay & straw dealer [1901]

On 17th January 1880, he married (2) Martha Ann at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann was the daughter of
Benjamin Milne and widow of Thomas Moorhouse
 

Children:

  1. Brear [1883-1965]

Martha Ann died 16th January 1884.

On 9th October 1889, he married (3) Sarah Fawcett [1834-1909] at Kirkthorpe.


Sarah was daughter of John Brooke, tailor, and a widow of Mr Fawcett
 

Robert died at Laisterdyke [12th August 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,387 1/4d to his widow Sarah and 3 sons

Holmes, Roy
[1925-1945] Son of Ada & Herbert Stanley Holmes of Southowram.

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

He died 5th February 1945 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey [275]

Holmes, Sam
[18??-1949] Of Soyland. One of the last of the local sheep breeders

Holmes, Sam
[1893-1987] Born in Halifax [10th November 1893].

He was a warp twister [1922].


Maud was the daughter of
Joe Henry Brook Bower
 

Holmes, Samuel Riley
[1867-1932] Aka Riley.

Son of James Holmes.

He was a draper dealer in Keighley [1911].

He married Hannah Ashworth.

Children:

  1. daughter who married and emigrated to Canada

In 1920, the family followed their daughter to Canada.

Riley became a respected member of the community in Paris, Ontario

Holmes, Saville
[18??-19??] Stone quarrier with New Road Quarry, Northowram [1896]

Holmes, T.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Holmes, Thomas
[1772-1848] Son of Joseph Holmes.

Born 6th December 1772.

He was a merchant living at Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1841]. He was a partner in Thomas Holmes & Company.

On 17th November 1829, he married Hannah Ibbettson [1787-1941] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Ibbetson of Halifax
 

The family lived at West Grove, Halifax.

Hannah died in 1841.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £2,000.

Living with the widowed Thomas [in 1841] was Dickinson Edleston.

Thomas died in 1848.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £25,000.

His executor was Dickinson Edleston.

The couple were buried in a vault in front of the communion rail in Northgate End Chapel and there was a memorial brass to them there

Holmes, Titus
[1788-1847] Son of Mr Holmes.

In 1841, he was living at the house at Soil Hill which his father had built.

By 1845, he was inn keeper at the house which was then listed as the Gin Pit Inn.

Graptolite writes

Titus Holmes occupied the house for many years, and here a large telescope was formerly kept for visitors

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Holmes, Trafford
[18??-18??] MD.

Physician and surgeon at New Road, Brighouse. He was Medical Officer for Brighouse [1845]. He attended Mrs Sunderland after her accident on 28th January 1852 He lived at Southedge, Lightcliffe [1845]

Holmes, Walter Ernest
[1862-1901] Eldest son of Rev James Holmes.

He was a banker's clerk [1881] / organist at St John's Church, Warley for 22 years.

He died at 33 Hyde Park Road, Halifax [3rd November 1901]

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

On 22nd September 1823, he married Phoebe Crowther [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1824]
  2. Job [b 1826]
  3. Mary Ann [b 1831]
  4. Isaac [b 1833]
  5. Ellen [b 1835]
  6. William Crowther [b 1841]
  7. David Crowther

The children were born in Southowram

Holmes, William
[18??-1917]

He married Unknown.

They lived at 14 Boston Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died suddenly in Catterick Military Hospital [11th February 1917].

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [15th February 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Holmes, William
[1806-18??] Born in Brighouse.

He was inn keeper at the Delvers' Arms, Southowram [1841, 1845, 1851].

He married Phoebe.


Phoebe was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Maryann [b 1831]
  2. Isaac [b 1833] who was a wool comber [1851]
  3. Ellen [b 1833]
  4. William [b 1841]
  5. David [b 1844]

The children were born in Southowram

Holmes, William
[1893-1918] He worked for Roscoe & Cockroft at Square Road, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 5 Birch Square, Gibbet Street.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own), and later served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

He died of wounds [16th August 1918] (aged 25).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [15th February 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Holmes, William Amos
[1889-1???] Son of Charlie Holmes.

He was a moulder of 101 Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911].

In 1911, he married Ethel Taylor at St James's Church, Halifax.


Ethel, of 13 Helm Street, King Cross, was the daughter of Joseph Taylor
 

Holmes, William Keith
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

 

Holmes surname

George Redmonds writes that the surname had its origins in the Haworth / Oxenhope area, and is derived from the element Holme, meaning a water meadow. Robert de Holmes is recorded at Haworth in 1379, William Holmes is recorded in Halifax in 1524 and John Holmes is recorded at Barkisland in 1672.

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holmes, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Holmes:


Baptism 1810; Marriages 1875, 1884, 1909, 1920, 1931, 1940; Deaths 1900, 1907
 




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