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Abraham Halstead [1570-1612]
Albert Halstead [1886-1917]
Alfred Halstead [1846-1899]
Arthur Halstead [1886-1918]
Arthur Halstead [1894-1917]
Arthur Halstead [1909-1944]
Bannister Halstead [1781-1853]
Bannister Halstead [1817-1883]
Edgar Halstead [18??-19??]
Edward Halstead [18??-19??]
Edward Schofield Halstead [1897-1917]
Elijah Halstead [1854-1915]
Fred Halstead [1894-1982]
Rev Frederick M. Halstead [1866-19??]
George Halstead [1???-1631]
George Halstead [1801-1???]
George Halstead [1834-1876]
George Henry Halstead [1848-1920]
George Henry Halstead [1859-19??]
Grace Halstead [1597-1633]
Hagar Halstead [1830-1915]
Handel Halstead [1823-1899]
Harry Schofield Halstead [1866-1916]
Henrietta Halstead [1859-1924]
Herbert Halstead [1???-194?]
Herbert Halstead [1869-1???]
Irving Halstead [1891-1958]
James Halstead [15??-16??]
James Halstead [1779-18??]
James Halstead [18??-1???]
James Halstead [1815-1868]
Joan Halstead [1916-19??]
John Halstead [1???-18??]
John Halstead [17??-18??]
John Halstead [1786-18??]
John Halstead [1808-18??]
John Halstead [1833-1896]
John Halstead [1844-1906]
John Halstead [1892-1900]
John Edward Halstead [18??-19??]
John Henry Halstead [1883-1918]
John Paul Halstead [1839-1893]
John William Halstead [1863-1891]
John William Halstead [1893-1916]
Jonas Halstead [1611-1683]
Joseph Halstead [1801-1871]
Leonard Halstead [1919-1941]
Richard Halstead [1793-1861]
Richard Halstead [1860-19??]
Robert Halstead [1813-18??]
Robert Halstead [1836-1900]
Robert Halstead [1858-1930]
Robert Halstead [1870-1897]
Sam Halstead [18??-1918]
Samuel Halstead [1818-1898]
Stephen Halstead [1841-1908]
Thomas Halstead [1826-18??]
Thomas Halstead [1849-1???]
W. Halstead [1???-191?]
Walter Halstead [1885-1917]
William Halstead [18??-18??]
William Halstead [18??-18??]
William Halstead [1833-1900]
William Halstead [1886-1917]
William Henry Halstead [18??-19??]
William Henry Halstead [1846-1???]


Halstead, Abraham
[1570-1612] A clothier at Northowram. He was a member of the Halstead family of Halifax.

On 5th September 1595, he married Susan Whitley.

Children:

  1. Grace
  2. Abraham [1600-1651] who died in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  3. Susanna [1603-1669] who died in Massachusetts
  4. Joseph [bapt 1607]
  5. Jeremy [1609-16??]
  6. Jonas

The family are also recorded in Ovenden

Halstead, Albert
[1886-1917] Son of Mrs Mary Ann Halstead of 7 Wards End, Halifax.

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

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [5], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Halstead, Alfred
[1846-1899] Son of Joseph Halstead.

Born in Stainland / Sowerby Bridge.

He was a woollen feeder [1861] / a butcher [1871] / inn keeper of the Bay Horse, Stainland [1881] / a coal merchant's labourer, late butcher [1891]

In 1871, he married Ellen Kershaw [1852-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen, of Greetland, was the daughter of coal merchant Philip Kershaw
 

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1872] who was a woollen warp dresser [1891]
  2. Tom [b 1876] who was a woollen cloth finisher [1891], a carrier [1901]
  3. Mary [b 1880]
  4. Edith [b 1882] who was a cloth burler woollen [1901]
  5. Wilfred [b 1888] who was a cloth finisher woollen [1901]
  6. Annie [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • Green Style, Stone, Fixby, Halifax [1891]
  • 41 Burn Road, Lindley-cum-Quarmby, Huddersfield [1901]

He succeeded his father as inn keeper of the Bay Horse, Stainland. In March 1882, there was a meeting of his creditors and resolutions were passed for liquidation

Halstead, Arthur
[1886-1918] Son of Sarah & James Halstead of 12 Laneside Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 13th April 1918 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Halstead, Arthur
[1894-1917] MC, AM.

Son of Elijah Halstead.

He was a clerk at newspaper office [1911]. He worked for newspapers in Nuneaton before joining the Halifax Guardian and the Yorkshire Observer.

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

He was awarded the Military Cross [1917] for


leading an attack at Hill 60, and capturing a machine-gun position, though injured at the knee
 

He was killed [1st August 1917] (aged 23) when he was a bombing instructor and attempted to kick a grenade away from trainees, sustaining multiple wounds to his legs.

He was awarded a posthumous Albert Medal.

He was buried at the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery [IV C 83].

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Halstead, Arthur
[1909-1944] Son of Sarah & Ben Halstead.

Born in Elland.

In 1937, he married Constance Thornber [1909-1999] in Halifax.

They lived at 12 Cross Hills Mount, Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with 265 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 20th August 1944 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial [282], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £476 0/5d.

Administration was granted to his widow Constance

Halstead, Bannister
[1781-1853] Of Hebden Bridge.

Son of William Halstead.

He was a shuttle maker [1841]. See Bannister Halstead & Company.

On 27th December 1807, he married (1) Sarah Chatburn [1786-1838] from Stansfield, at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth [b 1811]
  3. Henry [b 1813]
  4. James [1815-1868]
  5. Bannister
  6. Amelia [b 1821]
  7. Handel

On 12th July 1841, he married (2) Sarah Halton [1796-18??] from Stansfield, at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at Hebden Bridge Lane [1841]

Halstead, Bannister
[1817-1883] Son of Bannister Halstead.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a shuttle maker [1851, 1871] / a partner in James, Bannister & Handel Halstead [1853] / B. & H. Halstead [until 1872] / Bannister Halstead & Company / a gentleman [1881].

On 24th July 1845, he married (1) Nancy Bradbury [1817-1864] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nancy a silk twister, came from Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Bannister [1852-1852]
  2. John Arthur [b 1858]

In 1865, he married (2) Isabella Taylor [1820-1908] from Blackpool, in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • New Road Bottom, Hebden Bridge [1851, 1861]
  • Hanging Royd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • Lytham, Lancashire [1881]
  • 35 Back Raglan Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 3 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1908] where Isabella died

He died at St Anne's on Sea.

Bannister and Nancy were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Halstead, Edgar
[18??-19??] ARCO, ALCM.

Organist at Castle Grove United Free Methodist Church, Todmorden.

In March 1912, he moved to Higher Broughton, Manchester

Halstead, Edward
[18??-19??] Of Eastwood, Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1907, he married Hannah Peel in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Joan

Halstead, Edward Schofield
[1897-1917] Son of Harry Schofield Halstead.

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

He died 26th November 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [42-47 & 162], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Halstead, Elijah
[1854-1915] Son of Robert Halstead, watchman.

Born in Halifax.

He was a police officer of Halifax [1874] / a police constable [living with his uncle David Halstead [b 1834] (wire drawer) at 41 Cairo Street, Warrington, Lancashire 1881] / a wire labourer [1891] / a labourer (wire mill) [1901, 1911].

In [Q3] 1874, he married Sarah Ann Farrar [1854-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Ovenden, was the daughter of James Farrar, mason
 

Children:

  1. Leonard [b 1875] who was a solicitor's clerk [1891]
  2. Hannah Jane [b 1877] who was a hosier [1891], a coating mender [1901, 1911]
  3. Emily [b 1880] who was a hosier [1891], a winder woollen [1901]
  4. Hilda [b 1882]
  5. Esther [b 1885] who was a silk spinner [1901], a silk winder [1911]
  6. Rose Ann [b 1887] who was a worsted doffer [1901], a worsted beamer [1911]
  7. Arthur

The family lived at

  • 26 Brickfield, Ovenden [1881]
  • 78 Shroggs Road, Ovenden [1891]
  • 8 Buxton Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Elijah died in Halifax [1915] (aged 61) 

Halstead, Fred
[1894-1982] Born in Elland.

He was a driller [1920].

On 25th January 1919, he married Mary Walker [1892-1970] in Greetland.


Mary was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Leonard

The family lived at 139 Park Road, Elland [1920].

The family emigrated to Australia [10th March 1921].

They lived in Petersham, NSW, Australia [1941]

Halstead, Rev Frederick M.
[1866-19??] Born in Blackburn [Q2 1866].

He was a Wesleyan Methodist minister at Todmorden [1907, 1911].

In [Q3] 1898, he married either Elizabeth Clack or Ada Wells in Blackburn.

They lived at 14 Woodlands, Todmorden [1911]

Halstead, George
[1???-1631] An Erringden clothier.

His family were the first to be affected by the outbreak of the plague in May 1631

Halstead, George
[1801-1???] Born in Erringden.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 16 acres [1851] / a farmer of 30 acres [1861] / a farmer of 16 acres [1871, 1881]

He married Elizabeth [1801-1878] from Stansfield.

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1826]
  2. John [b 1830]
  3. Hannah [1830-1875] who married John Hartley
  4. William
  5. Ellen [b 1836]
  6. Stephen
  7. Mary [b 1838]

The family lived at

  • Thorp, Erringden [1841]
  • Cruttonstall, Hebden Bridge [1851, 1861, 1871]

Halstead, George
[1834-1876] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1859].

On 28th August 1859, he married Grace Hollas in Halifax.


Grace was the daughter of
John Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Henrietta
  2. Elizabeth [1863-1996] who married Thomas Dodgson
  3. Ann [b 1866] who married Frederick Barrett
  4. Sarah Jane [1867-1943] who married Charles Uttley Greenwood
  5. Mary [b 1870]

Halstead, George Henry
[1848-1920] Born in Soyland.

He was a rag and shoddy dealer [1881] / a shoddy manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901] / a partner in G. H. & J. Halstead.

On 28th February 1877, he married Matilda Allison [1853-1948] at Halifax Parish Church.


Matilda was born 23rd July 1853, and came from Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [1877-1893]
  2. Joe [1878-1906] who was a bookkeeper in a shoddy mill [1901]
  3. Benjamin [1880-1944] who was an overlooker in a shoddy mill [1901], a shoddy manufacturer [1920]
  4. John Henry
  5. Agnes [1885-1960] who married Joe Brearley
  6. Florence Hettie [1890-1992]

The family lived at

  • Maude's Buildings, Elland [1881]
  • 2 Gibraltar Row, Elland [1891]
  • Bank Bottom, Elland [1901]
  • Rochester Place, Elland [1905]
  • 5 Rochester Place, Savile Road, Elland [1911]

George Henry died 2nd February 1920 (aged 71).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £17,293 11/6d.

Probate was granted to his widow Matilda, children Benjamin, Agnes Brearley, and Florence Hettie.

Matilda died 24th March 1948.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Halstead, George Henry
[1859-19??] Born in Ripponden / Soyland.

He was a cotton carder [1881] / a silk carder [1881, 1891, 1901].

He married Mary [1857-19??]


Mary was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1870] who was a silk drawer [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1872] who was a silk drawer [1891], a cotton carder [1901]
  3. Frank [b 1874] who was a silk dresser [1891]
  4. Arthur [b 1876] who was a silk dresser [1891, 1901]
  5. Fred [b 1878] who was a silk twiner [1891], a twiner piecer cotton [1901]
  6. Herbert [b 1880] who was a cotton twiner [1891], a garden labourer [1901] and served in World War I
  7. Walker [b 1882] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1901]
  8. Walter
  9. Evelyn [b 1887] who was a silk long spinner [1901]

The family lived at

  • 2 Mark Mitchell's Buildings, Ovenden [1881]
  • Booth's Buildings, Mill Bank, Sowerby [1881]
  • Victoria Terrace, Mill Bank, Sowerby [1891, 1901]

Halstead, Grace
[1597-1633] Daughter of Abraham Halstead.

Baptised 16th March 1597.

She married Michael Barstow

Halstead, Hagar
[1830-1915] Son of John Halstead.

Born in Barkisland.

In census returns and other sources, his name is written Agar and Agur.

He was partner in Hagar Halstead & Sons / a fuller [1851] / a woollen worker [1861] / a cloth finisher [1871] / a woollen manufacturer [1881] / a woollen manufacturer & employer [1891] / a woollen manufacturer [1901] / a woollen manufacturer at Marshall Hall Mills, Elland [1905] / a retired woollen manufacturer [1911].

In 1852, he married Elizabeth daughter of William Lee Evers.

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1855]
  2. Mary [b 1857]
  3. Emma [b 1859]
  4. Albert [b 1861] who became a woollen spinner [1881]
  5. John [b 1864] who became a woollen spinner [1881]
  6. Tom [b 1866] who became a woollen cloth finisher [1891]
  7. George [b 1868] who became a mechanic, turner and fitter [1891]
  8. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1870] who was a sick nurse [1911]

The family lived at

  • Springs, Midgley [1861]
  • Clough Terrace, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Halifax Road, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • 32 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1891]
  • 81 Langdale Street, Elland [1901]
  • 7 Charles Street, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1871] was Hagar's widowed mother Mary.

He died at 7 Charles Street, Elland [1915].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,116 6/6d

Halstead, Handel
[1823-1899] Son of Bannister Halstead.

Born in Stansfield [12th December 1823].

He was a master shuttle maker [1851] / a partner in James, Bannister & Handel Halstead [until 1853] / B. & H. Halstead [until 1872] / Bannister Halstead & Company / a shuttle maker [1861, 1871] / a shuttle maker employing 7 men and 1 boy [1881] / a shuttle maker [1891]. He established Handel Halstead & Sons.

In 1844, he married Hannah Horsfall [1825-1910] from Stansfield, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. William Henry
  3. Sarah J. [1850]
  4. Mary Hannah [b 1853]
  5. Bannister [b 1854]
  6. Elizabeth Ann [b 1858]
  7. Clara [b 1864]

The family lived at

  • Bridge Lane, Hebden Bridge [1851]
  • High Street, Hebden Bridge Lane, Hebden Bridge [1861]
  • Hanging Royd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • Bridge Street, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • 35 Melbourne Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]

Halstead, Harry Schofield
[1866-1916] In [Q2] 1890, he married Sarah Ellen Rostron [1869-1942] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Edward

The family lived at 4 Church Street, Harley Wood, Todmorden

Halstead, Henrietta
[1859-1924] Daughter of George Halstead.

On 29th June 1878, she married (1) William Buckley.

William died 23rd October 1901.

Henrietta was landlady of the Dusty Miller, Sowerby Bridge [1904] and landlady of the Woodman, Luddendenfoot [1908-1910].

In [Q3] 1910, she married (2) Joseph Butterworth

Halstead, Herbert
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Halstead, Herbert
[1869-1???] Son of John Halstead.

Like others in his family, he was a gardener [1891]

Halstead, Irving
[1891-1958]

On 16th October 1915, he married (1) Laura Beatrice Taylor [1885-1951] at Elland Parish Church.


Laura Beatrice was the daughter of
George Taylor
 

Laura Beatrice died [Q1] 1951.

In [Q3] 1951, he married (2) Violet Shaw at Calder

Halstead, James
[15??-16??] Yeoman of Bache, Warley. His will was recorded on 1st March 1650

Halstead, James
[1779-18??] Born in Scammonden.

In 1851, he was a widower and a beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 10 Milk Street, Halifax.


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

 

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1824] who married Henry Horsfall [b 1824] (plumber & glazier) 

Halstead, James
[18??-1???] A firer-up at a Halifax cotton mill.

In 1869, Francis Dean was charged with

having feloniously administered a noxious thing

to Halstead at the Green Tree beerhouse in Halifax.

Halstead, his wife and some friends had gone into the beerhouse. Halstead went to the toilets and found Dean there with a bottle of liquid which he forced Halstead to drink. When Halstead had done so, Dean said

Thou'll be dead as a bloody stone before morning

Halstead became sick and deadly pale, and a doctor recognised tetanic convulsions and symptoms of strychnine poisoning. Dean was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment.

Halstead subsequently suffered from fits

Halstead, James
[1815-1868] Son of Bannister Halstead. He was a partner in James, Bannister & Handel Halstead [1853]

Halstead, Joan
[1916-19??] Younger daughter of Edward Halstead.

During World War II, she served as Captain Joan Halstead with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

In July 1943, her engagement was announced to Lieutenant Harland Rees RAMC of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

In June 1947, she married Donald Morton Dunn in Todmorden.


Dr Dunn MBE, MB, BS came from Surrey
 

Halstead, John
[1???-18??] An important figure in Sowerby Bridge Methodism.

He was master at Gainest Cottage Sunday School, King Cross

He ran a school in Halifax [around 1828]

Halstead, John
[17??-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Halstead, John
[1786-18??] Of Barkisland.

He was a wool comber [1841] / a farmer of 14 acres [1851]

He married Mary Greenroyde [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas
  3. John [b 1826]
  4. Mary [b 1826]
  5. Alice [b 1827]
  6. William [b 1829]
  7. Agur

The 2 brothers Samuel and Thomas married 2 Holroyd sisters.

The family lived at

  • High Lee Top, Barkisland [1841]
  • Norland Town [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were son Samuel Halstead and family.

He was dead by 1871

Halstead, John
[1808-18??] Son of Bannister Halstead.

Born in Heptonstall.

On 8th September 1834, he married Mary Lord [1811-1???] at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Lord [1837-1891]
  2. William [b 1838]
  3. John [1840-1889]

Halstead, John
[1833-1896] Son of Richard Halstead.

He was a journeyman gardener [1851] / a gardener [1861] / a nurseryman employing 4 labourers [1871] / a nurseryman with 1 acre [1881] Around 1870, he established John Halstead & Sons.

In 1851 [?], he married Hannah Robinson? [1833-18??] in Halifax. John was a widower by 1891.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Ada [b 1863]
  3. Jane [b 1864]
  4. Herbert [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • Hollins, Stansfield [1861]
  • Toad Carr, Stansfield [1871]
  • 7 Newton Green, Stansfield [1881, 1891]

He was dead by 1900

Halstead, John
[1844-1906] Son of Handel Halstead.

Born in Stansfield.

He was a shuttle manufacturer [1881] / a shuttle maker [1891] / a shuttle manufacturer [1901] / a partner in Handel Halstead & Son

He married Mary Elizabeth from Walsden.

Children:

  1. John F. [b 1873]
  2. Ann Rebecca [b 1874]
  3. Florence G. [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • Hanging Royd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • Bridge Street, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • 58 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • Uplands, Hebden Bridge [1901, 1905]

Halstead, John
[1892-1900] Born in Elland.

He was a power loom overlooker (woollen) [1861] / a woollen manufacturer (employer) [1891] / a woollen manufacturer [1900].

In 1851, he married Martha Jessop [1828-1866] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Kirkheaton
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1853]
  2. Elizabeth A. [b 1854]
  3. Harriet [1856-1933] who was a tobacconist [1891]
  4. Selina [b 1861]
  5. David Jessop [1864-1920]

Martha died [Q2] 1866 (aged 38).

In [Q2] 1868, he married (2) Grace Kaye in Halifax.


Grace was born in Stainland, the daughter of
Robert Kaye
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1870] who was a teacher of music [1891]
  2. John Edward [b 1877] who was a dyer [1900]
  3. Minnie [1882-1972]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1861] were Grace's siblings: Hannah Jessop [b 1839] (powerloom worker) [1900] & Samuel Jessop [b 1842] (twister in cotton) [1861].

John died 14th October 1900.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,994 9/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Grace, son John Edward, and Benjamin Sutcliffe (cotton manufacturer) 

Halstead, John Edward
[18??-19??] Of William Briggs & Company.

He lived at Melrose Terrace, Elland [1905]

Halstead, John Henry
[1883-1918] Son of George Henry Halstead.

He was an overlooker in the family shoddy mill [1901]

He married Unknown.

They lived at 62 Elizabeth Street, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action on the Somme [27th March 1918] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the family grave at St Thomas's Church, Greetland, on the Arras Memorial [7], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Halstead, John Paul
[1839-1893] Born in Huddersfield.

Around 1873, he established a wheelwright and carriage building business in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a wheelwright [1861, 1871] / a wheelwright employing 5 men [1881] / a wheelwright employer [1891]

In 1862, he married Merab Pickles [1841-1922] from Norland, in Halifax. In census returns and other sources, her name is written Mena, Muab and Meral.

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1873] who was also a wheelwright [1891]
  2. John Aubrey [b 1877] who was a blacksmith striker [1911]
  3. Ernest Wilfred [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Scar Road, Norland [1871]
  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 10 Victoria Road, Norland [1891]
  • 7 Sowerby New Road, Egremont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 5 Vale Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Halstead, John William
[1863-1891] A butcher at Dale Street Co-operative Society who murdered Clara Law.

Halstead and Clara had been engaged, but this had been broken off. He had been walking-out with Miss Mary Hodson. When questioned by police, he said that he had not been out with Clara for 5 years.

When the police went to his home in Castle Hill on the 5th August 1891, to talk to Halstead, he escaped through the back door, jumped over the wall on to the railway track and jumped in front of a train coming out of Horsfall Tunnel. His body was completely cut in two.

On his death, a letter was found in his pocket

Dear father, brother, and sisters, and my dear Mary,

I intend committing suicide, as it appears to me they intend to swear my life away. It appears to me, although I am innocent, that they are all against me. She has been constantly trying to scandalize me, but this shall be final. Do not put any blame upon anyone; I will take it all myself ...

... In referring to me dear Mary, I hope she may be looked upon as an angel. There is no blame attached to her in any way.

The inquest returned a verdict that Halstead had committed suicide by throwing himself under the wheels of a railway engine

Halstead, John William
[1893-1916] Son of Richard Halstead.

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

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 23).

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

Halstead, Jonas
[1611-1683] Youngest son of Abraham Halstead. In 1635, he emigrated to America and lived in Connecticut before moving to New York. He became a land speculator. He died in Queens, New York

See Bill Gates

Halstead, Joseph
[1801-1871] Born in Longwood.

He was inn keeper of the Bay Horse, Stainland [1841] / a farmer of 7 acres [1851] / inn keeper of the Bay Horse, Stainland [1851, 1861, 1871].

He married Nancy [1802-1876].


Nancy came from Holmfirth
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1827]
  2. Ann [b 1829] who married John Thomas
  3. Mary [b 1832] who was employed at home [1851]
  4. Harriot [b 1834] who was a woollen piecer [1851] and married Emmanuel Pogson
  5. John [b 1837] who was a woollen piecer [1851], a woollen slubber [1861]
  6. Jane [b 1840] who was a burler [1861]
  7. Hannah [b 1843]
  8. Alfred

Living with the family in 1861 at the Bay Horse were daughter Harriet and husband Emmanuel, and widowed daughter Anne and family.

Living with the family in 1871, at the Bay Horse, were daughter Harriet and family.

After Joseph's death, his son Alfred succeeded him at the Bay Horse

Halstead, Leonard
[1919-1941] Son of Fred Halstead.

Born in Elland [18th November 1919].

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the A. I. F. HQ 1st Armoured Brigade Australian Armoured Corps.

He died accidentally in Australia [24th October 1941].

He was buried at the Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney [496]

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Halstead, Richard
[1793-1861] Born in Langfield.

He was an innkeeper [1841] / a carter [1851, 1861]


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

 

He married Hannah [1792-1869] from Langfield.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Robert

The family lived at

  • Burntacres Woodbottom, Todmorden [1841]
  • Dobroyd, Todmorden [1851]

Halstead, Richard
[1860-19??] Son of John Halstead.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a gardener [1881] / a market gardener [1891] / a market gardener [1901] / a nurseryman with business at Holme Nursery, Todmorden [1905] / a jobbing gardener [1911]

In 1889, he married (1) Alice Sutcliffe [1866-1897] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Samuel Lee [b 1891]
  2. John William
  3. Alice Maud [b 1896]

In 1905, he married (2) Alice Gerra(r)d Lancaster [1881-19??] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Florence Mary [b 1898]
  2. Sydney [b 1906]
  3. Richard Hugh [b 1907]
  4. Gladys [b 1909]
  5. Clifford [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • 7 Newton Green, Todmorden (with his parents) [1881]
  • 5 Gate Bottom, Stansfield [1891]
  • 224 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 222 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]

Halstead, Robert
[1813-18??] Born in Walsden.

He was a cotton weaver [1861].

He married Mary [1823-186?] from Langfield.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1843]
  2. John [b 1847]
  3. Thomas
  4. Hannah [b 1852]
  5. Charles [b 1853]
  6. James [b 1855]
  7. Robert
  8. Mary [b 1860]

The family lived at Top o' th' Hill Farm, Walsden [1861]

Halstead, Robert
[1836-1900] Son of Richard Halstead.

Born at Burntacres Woodbottom, Todmorden [10th August 1836].

He was an apprentice to a mechanic [1851] / a steam engine fitter [1861]

In 1858, he married Sarah Ellen Stansfield [1838-1???] in Rochdale.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1860]
  2. Edgar
  3. Frank
  4. Norman
  5. Emily
  6. daughter who married Mr W. O. Lackland
  7. daughter who married Mr R. H. Reid

The family lived at 11 Haughton Street, Manchester [1861].

In 1865, the family moved to the Sandwich Islands (now known as Hawaii). He was a pioneer sugar planter in the Islands and realised the potential value of cane sugar to the islands. He was an influential figure in the commercial life of the islands. In partnership with Mr Gordon, he owned and managed the Waialua plantation of Oahu. He retired from business in 1898. He died in the islands and was buried in Makiki, Honolulu

Halstead, Robert
[1858-1930] Son of Robert Halstead.

Born in Walsden.

As a child (aged 8), he worked in the mill. He was self-educated and attended evening classes in and around Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. He was deeply concerned with adult education and with economic and social issues. With Albert Mansbridge, he founded the Workers' Educational Association [1903].

He was a cotton throstle doffer [1871], a cotton weaver [1881], a weaver with the Hebden Bridge Fustian Manufacturing Co-operative Society [1891], organising secretary of the Co-operative Federations [1901], and secretary of a co-operative productive society [1911].

He was (possibly) a member of the Calder Valley Poets.

In 1881, he married Martha Ann Barker [1856-1???] in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 49 Birks Terrace, Todmorden & Walsden [1891]
  • 39 Cambridge Street, Leicester [1901]
  • 17 Narbrough Road, Leicester [1911]

Halstead, Robert
[1870-1897] He worked for Scratcherd & Company for about 9 years before becoming Landlord of the Robin Hood, Cragg Vale

Halstead, Sam
[18??-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 21st March 1918.

He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein [VI E 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Brunswick United Methodist Free Chapel, Halifax

Halstead, Samuel
[1818-1898] Son of John Halstead.

Born in Soyland.

Baptised at Stones Wesleyan Chapel, Ripponden.

He was a comber [1839], licensee of the Foresters' Arms, Norland [1860], a farmer of 7 acres and beerseller [1871], and a retired beerhouse keeper [1881]

He was charged with having allowed gambling in his house – the Foresters' Arms – on Sunday, 5th February 1860. The house was described as

one in ill-repute in the neighbourhood

Halstead was fined £3, and he was told that, if he was brought upon again on such a charge, he would be fined £10.

In July 1860, he was fined £100 for adulterating his ale with grains of paradise and cocculus indicus. Druggist Joseph Brice Walton was charged with selling these to Halstead. The case for the prosecution rested on the evidence of Halstead, who stated that, on the 20th March he called at Walton's shop, and told him that he wanted something to put into his beer; it did not give satisfaction to his customers. He wanted something to make them drunk sooner. He was fined £100 as his previous offences were taken into account.

On 6th January 1839, he married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Holroyd, in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1840-1910] who married [1863] Alfred Broadbent [1840-1886]
  2. Grace [1842-1896] who married [1875] John Walsh [1836-1899]
  3. Eliza [1845-1884] who married [1864] William Whiteley [1834-1895]
  4. Moses [b 1846] who was a woollen weaver [1861]
  5. Harriet [1847-1918] who married [1867] Luke Hoyle [1843-1912]
  6. Aaron [1850-1861]
  7. Nancy / Nanny [1855-1912] who married [1873] Richard Longbottom [1853-1916]
  8. Ruth [1857-1949] who married [1879] Peter Rawnsley [1858-1899]
  9. Lavinia [1860-1930] who married [1883] Alfred Platt [1862-1916]

The family lived at

  • 1 Moor End, Norland [1861]
  • Stormer Hill, Norland [1871]
  • Clough Head, Norland [1881, 1891]

In 1841, Samuel, Sarah and daughter Hannah were staying with Samuel's parents at High Lee Top, Barkisland.

He died in Wakefield. Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Halstead, Stephen
[1841-1908] Son of George Halstead.

Born at Cruttonstall.

He was a joiner and cabinet maker [1861] / partner in Halstead Brothers [1908] / an officer at Eastwood Congregational Church / Master of the Prince George Lodge [1893?].

In 1863, he married Emma Fielden in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Sarah E. [b 1866]
  2. Josiah [b 1873]
  3. Betsy [b 1875]
  4. Fred [b 1878]
  5. Edward [1880-1???]
  6. Caroline [b 1883] who married Edmund S. Peel

He collapsed and died whilst unloading timber at the works.

He was buried at Eastwood Congregational Church

Halstead, Thomas
[1826-18??] Son of John Halstead.

In 1843, he married Nancy Holroyd in Halifax.


Nancy was the daughter of Thomas Holroyd
 

Halstead, Thomas
[1849-1???] Son of Robert Halstead.

He was a cotton throstle doffer [1861] / a cotton throstle overlooker [1871].

He married Ellen [1848-1???].

The family lived at

Halstead, W.
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Coley War Memorial

Halstead, Walter
[1885-1917] Son of George Henry Halstead

Born in Sowerby.

He was a member of St Mary's Church, Cottonstones / a member of Mill Bank Working Men's Club / a cotton twiner piecer [1901] / a cotton twiner [1911] / employed by W. & R. K. Lee Limited at Dean Mills, Triangle.

In 1909, he married Frances Whitehead [1886-19??] in Halifax

Children:

  1. Willie [b 1910]
  2. Roy [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 9 Auf Hole, Triangle [1911]
  • 27 East Street, Stile, Triangle [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

he went to France [January 1917].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd May 1917] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the W. & R. K. Lee Limited Roll of Honour.

His brother Herbert also served with the Colours

Halstead, William
[18??-18??]

In [Q2] 1865, he married Elizabeth Swallow [1844-1???] in Halifax.


Elizabeth, of Halifax, was the daughter of Thomas Swallow, shoemaker
 

William was dead by 1870.

In 1870, Elizabeth married Thomas Hartley

Halstead, William
[18??-18??] Registrar of marriages for the Todmorden district.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah who married [1897] John Baron from Burnley

He lived at Horsefall [1861].

He was dead by February 1897

Halstead, William
[1833-1900] Son of George Halstead.

He was a hand loom weaver [1851] / a power loom weaver [1861] / a joiner [1871] / a joiner and a farmer of 24 acres [1881] / a joiner, builder and farmer [1891] / a partner in Halstead Brothers.

He lived at Oaks Farm, Cragg Moor, Erringden [1891].

In 1891, his sister Mary and Helen Ann, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Hannah, and George Isaac - the orphaned children of his sister Hannah – were living with him

Halstead, William
[1886-1917] Son of William Henry Halstead.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 10th July 1917 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Nieuport Memorial, and on Norwood Green War Memorial

Halstead, William Henry
[18??-19??] In [Q4] 1885, he married Malannie / Mellena Ellis [18??-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at Windle House, Norwood Green [1917]

Halstead, William Henry
[1846-1???] Son of Handel Halstead.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a shuttle maker [1871] / a partner in Handel Halstead & Sons [1887].

In 1867, he married Jane Thomas [1844-1???] from Heptonstall, in Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1869]
  2. Henrietta [1870-1878]
  3. Sarah Jane [1873-1873]
  4. Herbert Thomas [1877-1930]
  5. Helena Maude [b 1879]
  6. Handel [1880-1894]
  7. Bannister Ethelbert [1882-1954] who became an architect [1911]
  8. Grace Hannah [b 1885]

The family lived at

  • Royd Terrace, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • Brunswick Street, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • 56 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]

 

The Halstead family of Erringden

See The Halstead family of Halifax and Mytholm Hall, Hebden Bridge

The Halstead family of Halifax
In the 16th and 17th century, they were at Northowram and Ovenden.

See Bill Gates, Abraham Halstead, The Halstead family of Erringden and Jonas Halstead

Halstead surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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

Unattached BMDs for Halstead:


Marriages 1890, 1893, 1900, 1907, 1912, 1939; Deaths 1897, 1900
 




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