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Mr Kershaw [1???-18??]
Mr Kershaw [1797-1837]
Mr Kershaw [18??-19??]
Abel Kershaw [1769-1???]
Abraham Kershaw [1662-1730]
Abraham Kershaw [1692-1750]
Abraham Kershaw [1695-1750]
Abraham Kershaw [17??-1???]
Abraham Kershaw [1811-1881]
Albert Kershaw [1854-1912]
Alexander Kershaw [17??-1???]
Amos Kershaw [1830-1899]
Armitage Kershaw [1843-1905]
Arthur Kershaw [1909-1943]
Arthur Watkinson Kershaw [1912-2005]
Barbara Kershaw [1913-19??]
Ben Kershaw [1882-1914]
Charles Kershaw [17??-1807]
Charles Kershaw [1819-1903]
Christopher Kershaw [1848-1908]
Christopher Kershaw [1888-1916]
Christopher Joshua Kershaw [1802-1880]
Cornelius Kershaw [1844-1915]
Dollie Kershaw [1898-19??]
Edwin Kershaw [1828-1???]
Edwin Kershaw [1830-1919]
Edwin Kershaw [1847-1930]
Edwin Kershaw [1891-1915]
Elijah Kershaw [18??-1???]
Emily Kershaw [1874-1902]
Empsall Kershaw [1878-1950]
Ernest Kershaw [1873-1900]
Fielding Kershaw [1862-1926]
Frank Kershaw [1897-1916]
Fred Kershaw [1867-1???]
George Kershaw [1806-18??]
George Herbert Kershaw [1891-1917]
Mrs Grace Hannah Kershaw [1865-1966]
Greenhalgh Kershaw [18??-19??]
Henry Kershaw [1818-1897]
Henry Kershaw [1848-1922]
Herbert Kershaw [1862-1933]
Hodgson Kershaw [1892-1917]
Hugh Kershaw [1860-1923]
Humphrey Kershaw [1863-1934]
J. H. Kershaw [1???-18??]
James Kershaw [17??-1???]
James Kershaw [17??-18??]
James Kershaw [17??-18??]
James Kershaw [1725-1797]
James Kershaw [1737-1806]
James Kershaw [1771-18??]
James Kershaw [1806-1864]
James Kershaw [1824-1899]
James Kershaw [1826-1897]
James Kershaw [1836-1895]
James Kershaw [1838-1909]
James Kershaw [1847-1890]
James Crossley Kershaw [1858-1923]
James Hatton Kershaw [1875-1917]
James Henry Kershaw [1853-1922]
Job Kershaw [18??-19??]
Joe Kershaw [1895-1918]
John Kershaw [1???-16??]
John Kershaw [16??-1684]
John Kershaw [1614-1686]
John Kershaw [17??-1???]
John Kershaw [17??-18??]
John Kershaw [1722-1773]
John Kershaw [1746-1816]
John Kershaw [18??-18??]
John Kershaw [18??-19??]
John Kershaw [1813-1870]
John Kershaw [1823-1885]
John Kershaw [1827-1899]
John Kershaw [1830-1???]
John Kershaw [1838-1905]
John Kershaw [1889-1915]
John Aspinall Kershaw [1868-1930]
John Baines Kershaw [1863-1931]
John Beckwith Kershaw [1905-1???]
John Buckley Kershaw [18??-19??]
John Charles Kershaw [1886-1943]
John Henry Kershaw [1848-1918]
John Hugh Kershaw [1817-1892]
John Lister Kershaw [1878-1959]
John Richard Kershaw [1859-19??]
John William Kershaw [1890-19??]
Joseph Kershaw [1699-17??]
Joseph Kershaw [17??-18??]
Joseph Kershaw [1728-1???]
Joseph Kershaw [1796-1879]
Joseph Kershaw [1842-1904]
Joseph Kershaw [1846-1901]
Joseph Kershaw [1846-1927]
Joseph Aspinall Kershaw [1852-1934]
General Joseph Brevard Kershaw [1822-1894]
Joshua Kershaw [1766-1855]
Leonard Kershaw [18??-18??]
Leonard Kershaw [1848-1914]
Leonard Kershaw [1891-1916]
Lister Kershaw [1824-1891]
Lister Kershaw [1889-1917]
Louis Kershaw [1875-19??]
Sir Louis Addin Kershaw [1845-1899]
Lummas Kershaw [1840-1896]
Marion Kershaw [19??-]
Mary Hannah Sophia Kershaw [1864-1951]
Napoleon Kershaw [1848-1913]
Nicholas Kershaw [1795-1878]
Norman Kershaw [1898-1918]
Professor James Kershaw [18??-1915]
Rebecca Kershaw [1732-1778]
Richard (Dickey) Kershaw [1797-1867]
Richard Kershaw [1???-16??]
Richard Kershaw [17??-177?]
Richard Kershaw [1830-1883]
Richard Kershaw [1832-1917]
Richard Kershaw [1864-1925]
Richard Kershaw [1904-1931]
Robert Kershaw [18??-1???]
Robert Kershaw [18??-1899]
Robert Kershaw [18??-19??]
Robert Kershaw [1825-1???]
Robert Kershaw [1887-19??]
Robert Arthur Kershaw [1879-1954]
Samson Kershaw [1853-1???]
Samuel Kershaw [1815-1902]
Samuel Kershaw [1836-1910]
Sarah Elizabeth Kershaw [1866-1938]
Schofield Kershaw [1858-1925]
Squire Kershaw [1790-1865]
Sutcliffe Kershaw [1???-18??]
Sutcliffe Kershaw [1863-1901]
Sylvester Kershaw [1847-1895]
Thomas Kershaw [1???-18??]
Thomas Kershaw [17??-18??]
Thomas Kershaw [18??-19??]
Thomas Kershaw [1863-1933]
Thomas Kershaw [1887-1918]
Timothy Kershaw [1???-1???]
Titus Kershaw [1829-1874]
Tom Kershaw [1850-1912]
Wilfrid Kershaw [1???-19??]
William Kershaw [17??-18??]
William Kershaw [1758-1837]
William Kershaw [1788-1866?]
William Kershaw [18??-1???]
William Kershaw [18??-1???]
William Kershaw [1812-18??]
William Kershaw [1816-1???]
William Kershaw [1826-1896]
William Kershaw [1830-1888]
William Kershaw [1838-1892]
William Kershaw [1845-19??]
William Kershaw [1849-19??]
William Kershaw [1893-1917]
William Devonport Kershaw [1885-1920]
William Henry Kershaw [1868-1947]
Wilton Kershaw [1877-1955] 


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

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1832-1877]
  2. James Kershaw
  3. Samson

Kershaw, Mr
[1797-1837] Of Gauxholme.

On 5th May 1837, who, for several days previously

had indulged in drunkenness

fell into the canal and drowned.

He left a wife and 7 children

Kershaw, Mr
[18??-19??] Founding partner in Kershaw & Ashworth

Kershaw, Abel
[1769-1???] Born in Halifax.

On 20th November 1785, he married Molly Lumb [1764-1???] of Halifax.

Children:

  1. Nicholas

Kershaw, Abraham
[1662-1730] A Quaker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Alice

Kershaw, Abraham
[1692-1750] Of Skircoat Green.

He married Jane Cooke [1699-1729].

Children:

  1. John

Kershaw, Abraham
[1695-1750] Son of Abraham Kershaw.

He was uncle of James Cooke.

He was a woolstapler of Skircoat Green.

He was a friend of Blakey Spencer.

He invited John Nelson to preach at Skircoat Green. He was Nelson's first convert.

In 1720, he married (1) Jane Cooke [1???-1729].


Jane was the daughter of John Cooke of Halifax
 

In 1733, he married (2) Mary Haslam.


Mary was the daughter of James Haslam of Rochdale
 

Children:

  1. James

Kershaw, Abraham
[17??-1???] Coiner of Wood, Turvin

Kershaw, Abraham
[1811-1881] Of Haley Hill.

He married Dinah [1805-1873].

Children:

  1. Charles [1846-1873] who married [1871] Amelia Tunnicliffe [1851-1872]

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

Kershaw, Albert
[1854-1912] Son of Charles Kershaw.

Born 10th July 1854.

He was a nurseryman [1891] / a landscape gardener [1901, 1910, 1911].

He handled the Public Works contracts for his father's business.

In March 1888, he married (1) Lucy Hannah Hirst in Halifax.


Lucy Hannah was the daughter of John North Hirst
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1885]

On 7th December 1910, he married (2) Frances, of Claremont Villas, Brighouse, daughter of Herbert Hirst. Frances was the cousin of his first wife.

The family lived at

Kershaw, Alexander
[17??-1???] He was a witness at the trial of the coiners

Kershaw, Amos
[1830-1899] Son of Joseph Kershaw.

He was a worsted dyer [1851, 1861] / a tobacconist & ginger beer manufacturer [1871] / a ginger beer maker [1872] / a horse keeper [1881, 1891].

In [Q1] 1852, he married Elizabeth Southwell [1830-1906] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lettice [b 1853] who married [Halifax 1870] Hartley Dewhirst [1851-1889] (mechanic) 
  2. Sarah Harriet [1854-1927] who married [Halifax 1871] Samuel Glasby [1854-1919] (wool washer) 
  3. Hannah [b 1855] who married Ernest Rushworth
  4. George [1857-1919] who was a carter, and married [Halifax 1881] Maria Clee [1857-1897]
  5. Mary [b 1859] who married [Halifax 1880] Tom Booth [b 1854] (painter) 
  6. Fred [b 1860]
  7. Clara [b 1863]

The family lived at

  • New Bank, Northowram [1871]
  • Back Pollard Street, Northowram [1881]
  • Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1891]

Kershaw, Armitage
[1843-1905] Son of Samuel Kershaw.

Born in Soyland.

He was a farm labourer [1871] / a general labourer & inn keeper at the Beehive, Ripponden [1881] / a cart driver [1891] / a carter [1901]

In 1875, he married Elizabeth Popplewell, from Warley, widow of James Crawshaw, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charlie [b 1876] who was a cotton piecer [1891]
  2. Lavinia [b 1877] who was a silk twister [1891]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1879] who was a silk gasser [1901]

The family lived at

  • Dam Top, Barkisland [1891]
  • Bank Bottom, Barkisland [1901]

Elizabeth & Armitage were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Kershaw, Arthur
[1909-1943] Son of Annie & Alfred Kershaw of Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Joyce Mary Bottomley in Todmorden.

They lived at Kilnhurst.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 2nd December 1943 (aged 34).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [A 18].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Patmos War Memorial

Kershaw, Arthur Watkinson
[1912-2005] Known as John.

Son of Richard Kershaw.

Born in Leamington Spa.

He was educated at Harrogate, and then at Radley School.

He married Dorothy Janet Nelson [1918-1995].


Dorothy Janet Nelson was born [14th March 1918] in Toowoomba, Queensland
 

They had an adopted son, Stephen [b 1952].

John was the beneficiary of the will of his brother Richard, receiving

all my jewellery, silver plate, furniture, linen and other articles of personal and household use.

In 1931, he went to Australia, as member of a cricket team.

He moved to Australia in 1932.

After the death of his uncle Herbert Watkinson in 1949, John removed most of the contents of Brook Park, Flintshire, to Australia.

John and Dorothy Janet both died in New South Wales

Kershaw, Barbara
[1913-19??] From Brighouse.

She was a model with a London fashion house.

In 1938, she was chosen to be featured in a poster for the Women's Volunteer Service ARP. 50,000 copies of the poster were produced. Her photograph replaced that of a girl, believed to be of German origin, which originally appeared on the poster

Kershaw, Ben
[1882-1914] Born in Bradford

He was a town postman in Halifax [1911].

In [Q3] 1908, he married Edith Maria Ogden [1886-19??] in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.


Edith Maria was born in Echington, Derbyshire
 

Children:

  1. Lillian [b 1911]
  2. Ethel [b 1912]
  3. Edith M [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 5 Baker Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 82 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1914]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [15th September 1914].

The family were only notified of his death in June 1916.

He is remembered on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office

Kershaw, Charles
[17??-1807] Landlord of the White Lion Hotel & Posting House, Halifax [1807].

He died July 1807

Kershaw, Charles
[1819-1903] Son of Richard Kershaw.

Born in Birstall [18th August 1819].

Gardener who established Slead Syke Nurseries which evolved into Kershaw's Garden Centre

Kershaw, Christopher
[1848-1908] Son of Christopher Joshua Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a boarder with Ann Cooper [aged 49] at Leonardgate, Lancaster [1871] / a silk dresser [1872, 1881, 1891, 1901].

In October 1872, he married Jane Rowntree [1848-1917].


Jane, was born at Bridlington Quay, the daughter of Francis Rowntree, joiner, of Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Edith Maud Mary [b 1876]
  2. Lottie Elizabeth [b 1878]
  3. Frank Rowntree [b 1880]
  4. Sarah Alice [b 1885]
  5. Christopher
  6. Hilda Jane [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • Hipperholme [1881]
  • Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1891]
  • 9 Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1901]

He was buried at Lighcliffe [January 1908]

Kershaw, Christopher
[1888-1916] Son of Christopher Kershaw.

He was employed by H. & J. Sugden.

In 1916, he married Annie Crowther in Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed on the Somme when a shell hit his dugout [2nd September 1916] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Kershaw, Christopher Joshua
[1802-1880] Son of Joshua Kershaw.

Born in Wyke [19th March 1802].

Baptised at Lightcliffe [March 1802].

He was a gardener [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871].

On 29th October 1827, he married Sarah Lummas [1801-18??], born in Scarborough, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edwin
  2. Emma [b 1829] who married James Stringer
  3. Mary [b 1831] who married [April 1852] Joseph Nutter (27) [1825-1???], son of clothier George Nutter
  4. William [b 1833] who was a gardener of St James's Court (Leeds?) and married [September 1855] Mary, daughter of brewer William Hodgson, of Newton Court, at St Peter's Church, Leeds
  5. James [b 1835]
  6. Ann [b 1836] who married Henry Bentley
  7. John
  8. Lummas
  9. Christopher

The family lived at

  • Lightcliffe [1841]
  • Hipperholme [1851]
  • Turnpike Hill, Hipperholme [1861]

In 1871, he was a lodger with William Stringer [1819-1???] (contractor).

He was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [June 1880]

Kershaw, Cornelius
[1844-1915] Son of John Aspinall and Nanny (Ann), daughter of Richard Kershaw.

Cornelius, born in Brighouse [20th September 1844], was registered in 1845 as Cornelius Aspinall, then as Cornelius Kershaw.

Baptised 14th January 1846.

He was a gardener of Lightcliffe [1868] / a gardener [1871] / a farmer/market gardener [1891] / a farmer [1901, 1911].

On 4th March 1868, he married Mary Nettleton [1846-1930].


Mary was born in Horbury, the daughter of Thomas Nettleton, butcher
 

Children:

  1. John Aspinall
  2. Emily [b 1870]
  3. (possibly) Louisa [b 1874]
  4. Louis
  5. Wilton
  6. Robert Arthur

The family lived at

He died in Huddersfield [21st December 1915] (aged 71).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,550 14/3d.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary, his son Robert Arthur and Sam Naylor (corn merchant).

Mary died in Wakefield [31st August 1930] (aged 84).

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Kershaw, Dollie
[1898-19??] Daughter of John Richard Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse.

In 1920, she was living at Linden House, Brighouse.

On 6th October 1920, she married Walter Foskett [1890-19??].


Walter Foskett of The Gables, Killinghall, Bradford, was the son of manager Charles Foskett (deceased) and a Lieutenant in the Indian Army
 

Kershaw, Edwin
[1828-1???] Son of Christopher Joshua Kershaw.

He was a gardener [1855].

In April 1855, he married Alice Shackleton [1830-1???] of Northowram


Alice was the daughter of John Shackleton, weaver
 

Kershaw, Edwin
[1830-1919] In 1861, he married Hannah Ramsden [1837-1907].

Children:

  1. Zilpha [1863-1864] who died aged 12 months
  2. Fred [1860-1870] who died aged 7 months
  3. Ada [1875-1876] who died aged 10 months
  4. Zilpha [1879-1949]

Members of the family were buried at Hebden Bridge Parish Church

Kershaw, Edwin
[1847-1930] Son of Elijah Kershaw.

Born in Hipperholme.

Baptised 23rd September 1847.

He was a silk spinner [1871] / an overlooker in silk mill [1881] / an overlooker [1891] / an overlooker in silk mill [1901].

In [Q3] 1869, he married (1) Mary Hannah Jagger [1847-1916?].


Mary was born in Lightcliffe.

She was a silk reeler [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1872]
  2. Emily [b 1873]
  3. Ada [b 1875]
  4. Empsall
  5. Fred [b 1880]

He (possibly) (2) married Martha.

The family lived at

  • Gooder Lane, Brighouse [1871]
  • Aire Terrace, Rastrick [1881]
  • Clara Place, Rastrick [1891]
  • 1 Richard Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • Rayner Road, Brighouse [1930]

Edwin died 9th April 1930.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £508 4/-.

Probate was granted to widow Martha Kershaw

Kershaw, Edwin
[1891-1915] Son of Mary A. & Tom Kershaw of 3 Oldroyd, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He died 23rd November 1915 (aged 24).

He was buried at the White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres [III D 15].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kershaw, Elijah
[18??-1???] He married Elizabeth [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Edwin

Kershaw, Emily
[1874-1902] She worked for John Hadwen & Sons Limited.

Like other employees, she lost her job in October 1901 when Hadwen's were declared bankrupt and their mills closed.

She committed suicide, and, on 31st March 1902, an inquest at Soyland heard how this was a consequence of her worrying about losing her job

Kershaw, Empsall
[1878-1950] Son of Edwin Kershaw.

In 1904, he married Annie Elizabeth Porteus.

They lived at 36 Daisy Road, Brighouse.

Empsall died 21st February 1950.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £469 14/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie Elizabeth

Kershaw, Ernest
[1873-1900] Son of William Kershaw.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He lived at 68 Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

He was a reservist / enlisted at York [February 1890] / served in India & in China / was a barman in London / was called-up [December 1899].

He served with the 2nd Battalion West Riding Regiment.

He was killed in action at Spearman's Camp, Ladysmith [21st January 1900] during the Second Boer War.

He is remembered on the Boer War Memorial in Halifax Parish Church, a memorial in the Anglican Church at Ladysmith, and in the Regimental Chapel of the Yorkshire Regiment in York Minster

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

Kershaw, Fielding
[1862-1926] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1901].

On 12th November 1887, he married Mary Elizabeth Berry [1868-1905] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Robert [b 1888] who was an errand boy in cotton mill [1900]
  2. John
  3. Joseph [b 1892]
  4. Rose [b 1894]
  5. Jane [b 1895]
  6. Alice [b 1897]
  7. Emily [b 1899]
  8. Beatrice [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 12 Oldroyd, Todmorden [1901]
  • 6 Oldroyd, Todmorden [1915]

Kershaw, Frank
[1897-1916] Son of Sutcliffe Kershaw.

He was a member of Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church / a cotton piecer [1911] / employed at Carlton Mills, Sowerby Bridge / a member of the Yorkshire Cotton Operatives' Association.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died following a gas attack [9th August 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [VII D 37].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church.

One of his brothers – Walter or Harry – served with the Royal Navy

Kershaw, Fred
[1867-1???] Son of John Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a carpet worker [1881] / an iron turner [1901]

In 1889, he married Florence McGregor Bickerdike [1867-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Wallace [b 1890]
  2. Effie Blanche [b 1892] who married [1923] Clifford Shoesmith
  3. Donald Redvers [b 1900] who married [1924] Margaret A. Wood

Kershaw, George
[1806-18??] He was drinking at the New Inn, Ripponden with a group of other workmen. A quarrel broke out and Kershaw struck Daniel Holroyd with such force that Holroyd died instantly.

Kershaw was found guilty of manslaughter at York Assizes [2nd March 1833], having caused death by

giving him a blow in a public house, whilst in liquor

He was sentenced to 12 calendar months' hard labour

Kershaw, George Herbert
[1891-1917] Born in Cliviger.

In 1908, he married Sarah Ann Crabtree in Todmorden.


Sarah Ann was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1909]

The family lived at 11 Harrison Street, Cornholme [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 9th April 1917.

He was buried at the Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy [I C 16].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kershaw, Mrs Grace Hannah
[1865-1966] of 140 Hebble Lane, Wheatley.

The Courier Year Book records her 100th birthday on 14th October 1965. She died in May 1966

Kershaw, Greenhalgh
[18??-19??] He was partner in Kershaw & Ashworth / a newspaper proprietor [1915].

In April 1894, he married Abigail Cockcroft in Halifax.


Abigail was the daughter of Richard Cockcroft
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1898] who was granted probate for her brother Lister Cockcroft

In June 1915, he was executor for Richard Cockcroft.

He lived at Gransmoor House, Hebden Bridge [1905, 1915]

Kershaw, Henry
[1818-1897] (Probably) son of James Kershaw.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen weaver [1851, 1861] / a cotton twister [1871, 1881] / a farmer's labourer [1891].

In 1851 & 1861, he was living at Timeley Bent, Sowerby with his siblings Susey Kershaw, William Kershaw and Job Kershaw.

In 1871, 1881, 1891 he and brother William Kershaw were living at Timeley Bent Cottage, Sowerby.

On 20th September 1897, Henry was found dead on Crow Hill

Kershaw, Henry
[1848-1922] Son of Lister Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe [27th December 1848].

He was a gardener of Tennyson Place [1872] / a landscape gardener [1881] / a landscape gardener/farmer [1891] / a gardener (worker) [1901]. He became parks superintendent for Sheffield.


In the late 1870s, H. Kershaw and George Hepworth drew up plans – the winning entry – for Bradford Council's Bowling Park, Bradford.

H. Kershaw drew up plans for Roper Park, Preston, which opened in 1893

 

On 1st January 1872, he married Frances [1843-1909] at St Stephen's Church, Burmantofts, Leeds.


Frances was born [10th October 1843] in Sherburn-in-Elmet, daughter of Maria (née Haigh) & John Brown, tea dealer
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [b 1873] who married [1895] Arthur Schofield in Doncaster
  2. Florence Emily [b 1875] who married John Thomas Walker
  3. John Lister
  4. Fanny Elizabeth [b 1879] who married Arthur Hamilton Clark [1881-1955]
  5. Sarah Kate [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • Tennyson Place, Brighouse [1872]
  • Manley Street, Brighouse [1881]
  • 161 Rooley Lane, Bowling, Bradford [1891]
  • 32 Rosedale Road, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield [1901]
  • 217 Rustlings Road, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was boarder Annie Brown [aged 16] (pupil teacher) [1881].

Living with them in 1901 were daughter Florence Emily, her husband John T. Walker and daughter.

Frances died in Sheffield [17th March 1909]

Living with the widowed Henry in 1911 was granddaughter Gwendoline Kershaw Clarke [aged 9] (born Sheffield).

Henry died in Sheffield [25th January 1922]

Kershaw, Herbert
[1862-1933] Son of William Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a nurseryman/florist [1911].

He (possibly) married Jessie Agnes.

In 1891, he, his widowed mother and his sister Jane were boarders at Spring Villas, Braddon, Isle of Man.

He had business at the Spring Valley and Ballaughton Nurseries there.

In 1911, he his sister Jane [aged 51] were at 10 Eastfield, Douglas, Isle of Man.

He died in the Isle of Man

Kershaw, Hodgson
[1892-1917] Son of William Henry Kershaw.

Born in Halifax.

In 1915, he married Cecilia Chapman in Halifax.

They lived at 4 Parker Street, Claremount, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [27th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Kershaw, Hugh
[1860-1923] Son of Charles Kershaw.

He was a surgeon in Pudsey [1893] / a physician/surgeon [1901] / a medical practitioner [1911].

In 1893, he married Eleanor Mary Peel.


Eleanor Mary, of Lightcliffe, was the daughter of William Henry Peel
 

Children:

  1. Ethel May [b 1894] who married (1) Stanley Ackroyd and (2) [1916] Charles S. Brown

The family lived at

  • Pudsey [1901]
  • Radcliffe House, Pudsey [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was brother-in-law Harold George Peel (medical assistant) [1901].

He died at Pudsey [12th November 1923]

Kershaw, Humphrey
[1863-1934] Son of James Kershaw.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton spinner [1881] / landlord of the Bowling Green, Halifax [1917]

Kershaw, J. H.
[1???-18??] Woolstapler of Halifax.

On 24th July 1828, he married Elisa Heath


Elisa was the youngest daughter of the late Jos. Heath Esq. of Cheetham Hill Manchester
 

Kershaw, James
[17??-1???] Coiner of Wood, Turvin

Kershaw, James
[17??-18??] Son of Joseph Kershaw.

Like his brother, John, he was born in South Carolina and educated at Rishworth School

Kershaw, James
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner and manufacturer who built Kershaw Mill, Heptonstall around 1834

Kershaw, James
[1725-1797] Son of a clothier.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at Scout Hall [17th March 1725].

In 1752, persuaded by his wife, he joined the Methodists and made several journeys with John Wesley. In 1757, he became an independent minister in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, where he also sold quack medicines.

In 1765, he rejoined the Methodists and supported Wesley in the controversy of the 1770s. He published a poem entitled The Methodist which upset Wesley and prompted him to prohibit Methodist preachers from producing unauthorised publications.

He was a founder member of Square Independent Chapel

In 1776, he left the Methodists again and went to Gainsborough and then to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, where he died.

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

See James Kershaw Best

Kershaw, James
[1737-1806] Of Shaw Hill, Halifax.

Son of Abraham Kershaw.

He was a partner in Buck & Kershaw [1769-1787].

He established James Kershaw & Sons with his sons John and William.

He married Martha Haigh [1741-1788].


Martha was a daughter of John Haigh of Gledholt, Huddersfield, then of Shaw Hill, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William

He died 2nd June 1806 (aged 68).

He was buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Kershaw, James
[1771-18??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a weaver [1841].

He married Hannah [1776-18??].

They lived at Timeley Bent, Sowerby [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were (probably) children Susey Kershaw [aged 30], James Kershaw [aged 25], William Kershaw, Henry Kershaw, Job Kershaw [aged 15], Samuel Kershaw [aged 15].

In 1851, Susy Kershaw [aged 41], a married (?) pauper, was head of the household at Timeley Bent, Sowerby; with her were brothers William Kershaw, Henry Kershaw and Job Kershaw [aged 24] (wool comber).

In 1861, William Kershaw was head of the household at Timeley Bent, Stanery End, Sowerby; with him were sister Susey Kershaw [aged 51] (woollen winder)  and brother Henry Kershaw

Kershaw, James
[1806-1864] Of Haley Hill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Isaac [1840-1892] who married [1871] Eliza Kellett [1838-1909]
  2. Ruth [1842-1901]

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

Kershaw, James
[1824-1899] Also recorded as Jabez.

Born in Soyland.

He was a farmer at Barkisland / a woolcomber [1851] / cotton operative & beer seller at the Beehive, Ripponden [1871] / a farmer of 13 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891]

On 14th October 1849, he married Sarah Whiteley [1830-1???] from Barkisland, at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Charlotte Ann [1851-1866]
  2. Mary Jane [1853-1866]
  3. Alfred [1855-1866]
  4. Lavinia [1860-1916] who was a cotton winder [1881], a cotton reeler [1891]
  5. Humphrey
  6. Allen [1866-1940] who was a cotton spinner [1881], a farmer's man [1891]
  7. Harry [b 1868] who was a cotton twiner [1881, 1891]
  8. Mary Ann [1870-1871]
  9. Emily [1872-1882]

All the children were baptised at St Bartholomew's, Ripponden.

The family lived at

  • Netheroyd, Ripponden [1851]
  • Bee Hive (between Platt Head and New Moor), Soyland [1871]
  • Barrit Hill, Soyland [1881]
  • Barrett Hill, Ripponden [1891]
  • 43 Making Place, Soyland [1899, 1901]

Children Charlotte Anne, Mary Jane and Alfred and Mrs Elizabeth Bottomley, were on their way to work in Ripponden when they were washed away and drowned as the plank bridge at Treadmill between Soyland and Barkisland was swept away in the floods of 16th November 1866. Their bodies were found later.

James died at Making Place, Soyland [7th August 1899].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £722 14/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah.

Living with the widowed Sarah – who was a farmer – in 1901 were son Harry and grandson Harry [aged 12]

Kershaw, James
[1826-1897] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a Liberal / a member of Salem Wesleyan Chapel, Hebden Bridge / a tailor & outfitter [1871] / a partner in the family firm John Kershaw & Sons / a wholesale outfitter employing 11 men, 6 women, 8 boys, & 3 girls [1881] / a director of the Plate Glass Insurance Company / on the Local Board / a Guardian of the Poor in the Todmorden Union.

On 9th June 1859, he married (1) Ellen Smith [1821-1876] at St James & St John, Hebden Bridge.


Ellen was born in Erringden
 

Children:

  1. John Edward [1860-1925] who died in the USA
  2. Mary Hannah Sophia

On 24th June 1880, he married (2) Grace [1825-1894] at St James & St John, Hebden Bridge


Grace [née Thomas] was the widow of Richard Widdup [1827-1877]
 

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] were several tailors boarders & apprentices: Sam Wilcock [b 1841], William Wilcock [b 1843], Alfred Greenwood [b 1853], Ben Grindrod [b 1854], Thomas Wood [b 1857], and Thomas R. Hartland [b 1858]

He survived both his wives, and died 6th September 1897, after being

seized with his last illness

whilst going upstairs to his sitting room Probate records show that he left effects valued at £18,477 15/5d.

Probate was granted to daughter Mary Hannah Sophia, John Crowther (wholesale clothier), and James Lord (tailor) 

Kershaw, James
[1836-1895] Born in Halifax.

He was a maltster (at Elland) [1891].

On 16th April 1863, he married Priscilla Garforth at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Priscilla was born in Ovenden, the daughter of
James Garforth
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Richard [1864-1897]
  2. Ruth Etta (Hetty) [1866-1945]

The family lived at Stafford House, Skircoat [1894].

James died at Stafford House [23rd December 1894].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £14,257 13/1d [Resworn £13,037 18/-].

Probate was granted to his widow Priscilla, Henry Garforth (manager), Ellis Sheard (gentleman), and Walter Wright (card maker) 

Kershaw, James
[1838-1909] Son of Squire Kershaw.

He was a joiner [1861].

He never married.

After the death of his father [1865], James took over at the White Horse, Triangle.

He died 31st October 1909.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [3rd November 1909].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £929 4/4d to Frances Mary Howarth (spinster), Emily Ann Howarth (spinster), and Elizabeth Culpan (wife of Arthur Culpan

Kershaw, James
[1847-1890] Son of Mr Kershaw.

Born in Halifax.

He was a quarryman of Slead Syke, Brighouse [1877] / a farm bailiffe of 42 acres [1881].

On 29th July 1872, he married Maria Rushton [1852-1934] at Halifax Parish Church.


Maria was born in Wyke
 

Children:

  1. Lily Lee [1872-1931] who was a carpet weaver [1891]
  2. Florence Gertrude [1885-1895]

On 7th January 1877, Maria was accused of the manslaughter of her sister-in-law Elizabeth Kershaw [1832-1877].

For 11 months, Elizabeth had lived with her brother and sister-in-law, and was

an imbecile, of weak intellect & subject to epileptic fits

Her bruised and bleeding body was found in an emaciated condition, a result of neglect and ill-treatment by Maria.

On 14th March 1877, at Leeds Assizes, Maria was sentenced to 10 years' penal servitude for the manslaughter of Elizabeth Kershaw at Brighouse

In 1881, James & daughter Lily were living with his brother Samson.

James died in 1890.

In 1891, Maria (laundress) & her daughters were living in Wyke.

In 1896, Maria married John Henry Bateman

Kershaw, James Crossley
[1858-1923] Known as Jim.

Son of John Kershaw.

He was a cotton overlooker.

He took over the Butchers' Arms, Walsden when his father died [1885]. He was still there in 1901

He married Martha.

Children:

  1. Rose Ellen
  2. John William
  3. Ada

By 1916, they had retired and moved to 9 Dampier Street, Walsden.

The Butcher's Arms was taken over by their son John William.

He was buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church.

See Robert Kershaw

Kershaw, James Hatton
[1875-1917] In 1893, he joined the Brighouse Company West Riding Volunteers. He attended to Jubilee of Queen Victoria [1897].

He fought in the South African War.

He worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway [1907].

He worked for Brighouse Corporation Highways Department.

On 23rd May 1908, he married Mary Eliza Riley [1876-1914] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Riley [28th September 1909-1979]
  2. Stanley Wilson [11th January 1914-1996]

They lived at 9 Quarry Road, Toothill Bank, Rastrick.

Mary Eliza died shortly after giving birth to Stanley Wilson (Army records give the date as 18th January 1914, the gravestone says 25th January 1914) 

During World War I, he re-enlisted [7th September 1914], and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was medically discharged with tuberculosis [21st July 1916].

He died at Quarry Road, Rastrick [13th June 1917].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100 10/10d.

Probate was granted to his widow Eliza.

The couple were buried at Rastrick Cemetery.

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Both sons died in Australia.

Kershaw, James Henry
[1853-1922] Born in Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1878, he married Clara Longfield [1855-1919] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Clayton
 

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at 12 Ivy Terrace, Halifax Road, Brighouse [1917]

Kershaw, Job
[18??-19??]

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

Children:

  1. Joe

The family lived at 28 Bruce Street, Fenton Road, Halifax

Kershaw, Joe
[1895-1918] Son of Job Kershaw.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Lance Sergeant with the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He served in the Dardanelles & in France. He was wounded 3 times.

He died of wounds at Aniche [5th May 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez [XX E 23].

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

Kershaw, John
[1???-16??] He was Constable of Sowerby [1658]

Kershaw, John
[16??-1684] Of Halifax.

He succeeded Rev Nathaniel Rathband who had been ejected from the rectory of Ripley, Knaresborough [1662]

Kershaw, John
[1614-1686] Of Norwood Green.

He married Rebecca.

John died 9th July 1686 [aged 72]

Kershaw, John
[17??-1???] Merchant.

He held several public offices in Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary who married William Richardson

The family lived at Hoyle House, Lightcliffe

Kershaw, John
[17??-18??] Son of Joseph Kershaw.

Like his brother, James, he was born in South Carolina and educated at Rishworth School.

John was Mayor of Camden, South Carolina.

He married Harriet DuBose.

Children:

  1. Joseph Brevard

Kershaw, John
[1722-1773] Son of Abraham Kershaw.

He married Mary Ramsden (possibly) of Wellhead.

Children:

  1. John
  2. William

Between 1767/1770, he bought Old Well Head from John Ramsden

Kershaw, John
[1746-1816] Son of John Kershaw.

He lived at the Lecturer's House at Causey Head

Kershaw, John
[18??-18??] First minister of the Zion Baptist Dove Chapel

Kershaw, John
[18??-19??] Partner in Kershaw Brothers with his brother Robert Kershaw.

The partnership was dissolved on 14th October 1898.

John Kershaw of Calder Terrace, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire – trading at Railway Iron Works, Hebden Bridge as Kershaw Brothers – was declared bankrupt in June 1904

Kershaw, John
[1813-1870] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a stone delver [1841, 1851] / a stone dresser [1861].

On 20th September 1840, he married Elizabeth Kershaw [1816-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Southowram.

John and Elizabeth may have been cousins

 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1842-1923] who married Robert Emmett Lawson
  2. Joseph who was a stone deliver [1861], a quarry man [1871], a stone flag facer [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [1849-1925] who was a worsted weaver [1861], a silk piecer [1871]
  4. Mary Ann [1850-1919] who was a silk piecer [1871], a laundress [1891]

All the children were baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

In 1873, his widow Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth were injured in the accident during the stone-laying ceremony at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. Mrs Kershaw was rendered unconscious, and daughter Elizabeth had her spine fractured and was thought unlikely to recover. She did however survive and outlived all her family, dying in 1925.

The family lived at

  • Lower Green, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1841, 1851, 1861]
  • Huntock Place, Laverock Lane, Brighouse [1871]
  • Laverock Lane, Brighouse [1881]

All the family were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe except daughter Sarah

Kershaw, John
[1823-1885] Known as Johnny.

Born in Calderbrook.

He was a mechanic.

He married Deborah Crossley.


Deborah was the daughter of Eli Crossley
 

Children:

  1. James Crossley
  2. Betsy
  3. Mary Ann

After the death of his father-in-law [1862], he took over the Butchers' Arms, Walsden.

John was still there when he died in 1885. The Halifax Guardian of 17th October 1863 reported that he had

... appeared before the Petty Sessions charged with allowing gaming on Saturday the 3rd of October. Not only that, but he had also assaulted two police officers, PC Stopford and PC Turner on the same day. He was fined 40 shillings for the gaming offence, and 20 shillings for each case of assault. Together with the costs, it added up to £5 10/-

After his death, his son James Crossley Kershaw took over at the Butchers' Arms.

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

Kershaw, John
[1827-1899] Of Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

He married Susy Ann, (possibly) Susy Ann Crabtree in Halifax [1868].

He died 27th July 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £587. Probate was granted to his widow Susy Ann

Kershaw, John
[1830-1???] Born in Northowram.

Recorded in 1851, when he was a beerhouse keeper at an unidentified beerhouse at 5 North Bridge, Halifax


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

 

Kershaw, John
[1838-1905] Son of Christopher Joshua Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was an undergardener at Church Cliffe, Methley Park the home of Titus SaltRobert Kershaw was also there [1861] / a gardener [1881] / a market gardener (worker) [1901].

In December 1862, he married Sarah Ann Salisbury [1837-1896].


Sarah Ann, of Halifax, was the daughter of innkeeper Samuel Lee
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1863] who was a weaver [1881]
  2. Herbert [b 1865] who was a dyer [1881]
  3. Fred
  4. Emily [b 1869]
  5. Harry [b 1871]
  6. Mary [b 1873]
  7. Lavinia [b 1875]
  8. Emma [b 1877]
  9. John [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • Bailiff Bridge [1871]
  • Lightcliffe [1881]
  • Ripley's Buildings, Hipperholme [1901]

Living with them [in 1871] was brother-in-law James Lee [aged 31] (dyer) 

Kershaw, John
[1889-1915] Son of Fielding Kershaw.

He was a weaver at Callis Mill / a mill hand [1913] / a reservist.

On 17th May 1913, he married Nora Louise Whitehall [1893-1963] in Todmorden.


Nora Louisa was born in Todmorden.

No father was mentioned in the marriage record

 

Children:

  1. Ruby [1913-1998]

They lived at 1 Mytholm Place, King Street, Hebden Bridge [1915].

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Hill 60 [18th April 1915] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

On 19th December 1917, Nora married John Henry Barber [1894-19??] in Hebden Bridge

Kershaw, John Aspinall
[1868-1930] Son of Cornelius Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a gardener / a market gardener [1891, 1901, 1905] / a market gardener (employer) [1911]

On 23rd June 1891, he married Emma Brook Beckwith [1866-1928] at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Emma Brook was born in Huddersfield, the daughter of Mary and James Brook Beckwith a mechanic.

In 1881, she was a cotton mill hand, living with her parents at Manley Street, Brighouse

 

Children:

  1. Evelyn [1891-1958] who married Frank Cocker
  2. Annie [b 1894] who married Archibald MacAllister Poyner
  3. John Beckwith

The family lived at

  • 2 Smith House Lane, Brighouse [1901]
  • Whinney Hill Gardens, 22 Smith House Lane, Brighouse [1911]

He died at Huntock Place, Brighouse.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,736

Kershaw, John Baines
[1863-1931] Son of Richard Kershaw.

Born at Slead Hall, Brighouse.

He resigned a Commission in the Army [1885].

In [Q4] 1904, he married Annie Hart [1862-1955] born in Halifax, in Lambeth, London.

They had no children.

They lived in Jersey, where he died [31st December 1931] and was buried at Mont-a-Labbe

Kershaw, John Beckwith
[1905-1???] Son of John Aspinall Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse [20th December 1905].

On 26th November 1932, he married Doreen Robinson in Hull.


Doreen was born in Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [30th September 1912], daughter of Laura (née Dawson) & Walter Harry Robinson
 

John Beckwith died in Western Australia [4th April 1989]. Doreen died in Western Australia [22nd December 2007]

Kershaw, John Buckley
[18??-19??] He was a Halifax solicitor

On 1st October 1890, he married Florence May Foster in Halifax


Florence May was the daughter of
William Foster
 

Kershaw, John Charles
[1886-1943] Son of John Henry Kershaw.

On 25th February 1912, he married Elsie Hanson at Coley Church.

Children:

  1. Barbara [b 1913]
  2. Kathleen M [b 1914]
  3. Charles Anthony [b 1916]
  4. Margaret A [b 1919]

He died in Sydney, Australia [24th August 1943]

Kershaw, John Henry
[1848-1918] Eldest son of Charles Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

Baptised May 1848.

From 1898, he took over the family business.

He was a nurseryman [1881] / a nurseryman (employer) [1901]

In 1879, he married Sarah Hobson Coe [1854-1934] in Sheffield.


Sarah's family were cutlers/silversmiths in Sheffield
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1882] who married [1915] Joseph Burnett Wilman [b 1882]
  2. Mabel [1884-1940] who married [1913] Frank Kaye
  3. John Charles
  4. Robert

The family lived at Prospect House, Brighouse [1901].

He died 4th July 1918.

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Kershaw, John Hugh
[1817-1892] Born at Bonner's Hall, Bethnal Green, London [August 1817].

He trained with Dr Abraham Jubb before becoming a chemist & druggist at Bull Green, Halifax (employer) [1851]; a chemist & druggist employing 1 man [1851]

In [Q3] 1842, he married (1) Elizabeth Mildred Twigg [1823-1857] in Leeds.


Elizabeth Mildred was born in Heaton, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1845]
  2. William [b 1846]
  3. Margaret [b 1855]
  4. Richard [b 1857]

Elizabeth Mildred died [Q3] 1857.

In [Q1] 1858, he married (2) Ann Topham [1822-1???] in Lambeth, London


Ann was born in Bermondsey, London
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Noble [b 1859]
  2. Frederick A. [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • 100 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]
  • 3a Bull Green, Halifax [1861]

Kershaw, John Lister
[1878-1959] Son of Henry Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse [13th May 1878].

He was a tramway engine driver [1901] / a motorman with Sheffield Corporation [1911].

In 1901, he and his sister Fanny were staying with their sister Hannah and her husband Arthur Schofield (tramway engine driver) and his family.

In 1911, he was living with his parents at 217 Rustlings Road, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield.

He married Alice [1872-1975].

Children:

  1. Harold
  2. Lister
  3. Dorothy
  4. Winifred
  5. Kathleen
  6. Jack
  7. Gwendoline

He died 22nd March 1959

Kershaw, John Richard
[1859-19??] Son of Lister Kershaw.

He was a nurseryman [1891] / a nurseryman/gardener [1901] / a nurseryman/landscape gardener [1911] / a gardener [1917].

He took over the family business following his father's death in 1891. He was a member of the Savile Lodge of Freemasons.

On 9th September 1888, he married Clara Manby [1870-1???], born in Harrogate.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Clara [b 1888]
  2. Lister
  3. Gilbert [b 1891] who was a Borough Engineer's pupil [1911]
  4. Hilary [1896-1930]
  5. Dollie

The family lived at

  • Spring Street, Brighouse [1891]
  • 8 Elland Road, Brighouse [1901]
  • 67 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911]

Kershaw, John William
[1890-19??] Son of James Crossley Kershaw

Born in Walsden.

When his father retired [1916], he took over at the Butchers' Arms, and was still there in 1922.

This makes almost 100 years in the same family

Kershaw, Joseph
[1699-17??] Or John.

Born 2nd December 1699.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1727]
  2. Joseph
  3. George [b 1730]
  4. Rebecca
  5. John [b 1737]
  6. James [b 1741]
  7. Ely [b 1743]
  8. William [b 1747]

Kershaw, Joseph
[17??-18??] On 6/7th October 1820, he and Michael Shaw took part in the robbery of Joseph Booth.

Kershaw subsequently gave evidence against Shaw. Shaw was executed and Kershaw was reprieved

Kershaw, Joseph
[1728-1???] Son of Joseph Kershaw.

Born at Baitings Gate Farm, Ripponden [16th March 1728].

In 1748, he emigrated to Charleston, America and founded the town of Camden, South Carolina. He was exiled to Bermuda by General Cornwallis and the 33rd Regiment of Foot.

Kershaw County in South Carolina is named for him.

He had 2 sons – James and John.

Joseph was buried in a small family plot in Camden, South Carolina

Kershaw, Joseph
[1796-1879]

He married Amelia [1797-1866].

Children:

  1. Amos

The family lived in Brow Lane, Northowram

Kershaw, Joseph
[1842-1904] Son of collier Abraham Kershaw.

He was a collier [1864] / a coal miner [1871] / licensed victualler at the Bay Horse, Todmorden [1891] / publican at the Bay Horse, Todmorden [1901]

In 1864, he married Matilda [1844-1???] of Holden Gate, at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Matilda was the daughter of quarryman Joseph Barker
 

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1870]
  2. Alice [b 1875] who was a cotton fustian weaver [1891] and married Sam Greenwood
  3. Matilda [b 1883]

The family lived at Owler Carr, Todmorden & Walsden [1871].

In 1911, the widowed Matilda was living with daughter Alice and husband Sam Greenwood at 141 Bacup Road, Todmorden

Kershaw, Joseph
[1846-1901] Son of John Kershaw.

He married Susey Terry [1849-1880].

Susey was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Kershaw, Joseph
[1846-1927] Of Salisbury Place, Akroydon.

In 1872, He married Sarah Ann Hartley [1841-1924] in Halifax.

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax with (possibly) Sarah Ann's brother John Hartley [1849-1917]

Kershaw, Joseph Aspinall
[1852-1934] Son of William Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a gardener [1875] / a farmer [1881] / a market gardener [1891] / a nurseryman/seedsman [1901] / a nurseryman [1911]

On 25th August 1875, he married Sarah Hall.


Sarah was the daughter of John Hall
 

Children:

  1. Edith Jane [b 1877]
  2. Mary Agnes [b 1878]
  3. Eliza
  4. John William [b 1879]
  5. Margaret Ellen [b 1881]
  6. Ella [b 1882]
  7. Winifred [b 1883] who was a kindergarten mistress [1911]
  8. Annie Hilda [b 1885]

The family lived at

  • Low Lane, Morton-in-Keighley [1881, 1891]
  • Trench Farm, Baildon [1901]
  • Saltaire [1911]

He died at Trench House, Baildon [15th April 1934]

Kershaw, General Joseph Brevard
[1822-1894] Of Camden, South Carolina.

Son of John Kershaw. He was a Confederate General in the American Civil War.

In 1843, he married Lucretia Douglass.

He was buried in Camden Quaker Cemetery

Kershaw, Joshua
[1766-1855] He married Charlotte Belfield [17??-1840].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1786]
  2. Hannah [b 1791]
  3. Richard
  4. Christopher Joshua

Kershaw, Leonard
[18??-18??] He was Master of Heywood's School [186?]

Kershaw, Leonard
[1848-1914] Of Halifax.

He married Emma [1847-1922].

Children:

  1. Martha Alice [1870-1879]
  2. Hannah Oates [1876-1921]

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

Kershaw, Leonard
[1891-1916] Son of Ann Amelia & Arthur Kershaw of Clough Lane, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [23rd November 1916] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Munich Trench British Cemetery [B23].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Kershaw, Lister
[1824-1891] Son of Richard Kershaw.

In 1847, he began a nursery business at Waring Green

Kershaw, Lister
[1889-1917] Son of John Richard Kershaw.

He lived at Linden House, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Seaforth Highlanders.

He was killed in action in France [3rd May 1917].

He was buried at the Roeux British Cemetery [D 32].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £116 2/8d. Probate was granted to his father

Kershaw, Louis
[1875-19??] Son of Cornelius Kershaw.

He was a fruiter [1891].

He was a farmer and milk purveyor, living with his brother Robert Arthur Kershaw at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Brighouse [1901]

Kershaw, Sir Louis Addin
[1845-1899] QC.

Son of Matthew Kershaw of Luddendenfoot.

He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Oxford, where he studied law and history. He was a barrister and judge in Leeds. He was promoted to the Judicial Bench in India, and became Chief Justice of the High Court in Bombay.

Shortly after moving to Allahabad, his health began to deteriorate and he died in India.

He married Miss O'Grady from Limerick.

Children:

  1. J. F. who was also a barrister
  2. son who entered the Indian Civil Service
  3. daughter

Kershaw, Lummas
[1840-1896] Son of Christopher Joshua Kershaw.

He was a gardener [1881].

In November 1868, he married Ann Smith [1844-1???] at All Saints Church, Harewood.


Ann was the daughter of farmer Joseph Smith
 

Children:

  1. twins Louisa [b 1869]
  2. and Gertrude [b 1869]
  3. Albert Harrington [b 1873] who married [1903] Kathleen Buckley
  4. Francis Anne [b 1876]

The family lived at Crow Nest Lodge [1881]

Kershaw, Marion
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [1992-1993]

Kershaw, Mary Hannah Sophia
[1864-1951] Daughter of James Kershaw.

She never married.

She lived at Woodlands, Hebden Bridge [1951]

She died at Woodlands [2nd July 1951].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £36,145 1/4d.

Probate was granted to Sir Charles Robertshaw, Frances Shackleton (fustian manufacturer), Nydia Irene Kershaw (spinster), and Stewart Dennett (bank manager) 

Kershaw, Napoleon
[1848-1913] Born in Royton, Lancashire.

He was headmaster at Vale Council School, Todmorden [1905].

On 5th August 1872, he married Rosabel Bramley [1848-1923] from Leeds, in Chadderton, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Robert Ashworth [1876-1946]
  2. Sara Lizzie [b 1880]
  3. Henrietta [b 1884]
  4. Rosabel [1887-1964]
  5. Nellie Mabel [b 1889]

Napoleon died in Blackpool [3rd January 1913].

Rosabel died in Coventry [1923]

Kershaw, Nicholas
[1795-1878] Son of Abel Kershaw.

Born in Halifax [11th July 1795].

On 28th September 1815, he married Sarah Meadowcroft [1791-1873] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1825-1896] who married John Hotchkiss [1825-1???]

Nicholas died in Steubenville, Ohio, USA [1878]

Kershaw, Norman
[1898-1918] Born in Shelf.

During World War I, he enlisted with the York & Lancaster Regiment, then served as a Private with the 25th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 26th April 1918.

He was buried at the La Clytte Military Cemetery [IV F 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Bethel Methodist Chapel, Shelf, on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Kershaw, Professor James
[18??-1915] Medical electrician and well-known mesmeric entertainer.

He lived at 12 Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax [1905]

He died 29th December 1915

Kershaw, Rebecca
[1732-1778] Or Rebekeh / Rebekah. Daughter of Joseph Kershaw.

Born at Baitings Gate Farm, Ripponden [13th May 1732].

Baptised at St Peter's, Sowerby [4th June 1732].

She married James Hartley.

She died 18th February 1778

Kershaw, Richard (Dickey)
[1797-1867] Son of Joshua Kershaw.

Born in Birstall / Wibsey.

Baptised at Wibsey [7th May 1797].

In 1833, the family moved from Wyke to the Crescent, Brighouse, and established a small market gardening business.

On 30th September 1816, he married Sarah Lister [1796-1864].


Sarah, from Bradford, was the daughter of Hannah (Nanny) & Samuel Lister
 

Children:

  1. Nanny Ann [1817-1866] who married John Aspinall
  2. Charles
  3. Henry [b 1822]
  4. Lister
  5. Charlotte [1827-1840]
  6. William
  7. Richard
  8. Sam
  9. Sarah [1838-1915] who married Thomas Willie Ludgate

The family lived at

  • Waring Green, Brighouse [1841, 1851]
  • Bonegate, Brighouse [1861]

Sarah died of paralysis and exhaustion [12th December 1864].

Richard died of cancer [6th November 1867].

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

Kershaw, Richard
[1???-16??] On 17th August 1637, he married Grace Saltonstall

Kershaw, Richard
[17??-177?] Of Westfield in Warley.

On 9th May 1777, he married Sarah / Sally Sutcliffe.

After Richard's death, Sarah married Benjamin Holroyd

Kershaw, Richard
[1830-1883] In [Q4] 1850, he married Elizabeth Nutter in Halifax


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Robert Nutter
 

Elizabeth died 28th December 1870 (aged 41).

In [Q4] 1871, he married Elizabeth Blamires [1848-1920].

Children:

  1. Blanche [1879-1923]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1552]

Kershaw, Richard
[1832-1917] Son of Richard (Dickey) Kershaw.

See Carriage race Kershaw vs Ormerod, St Martin's Church, Brighouse and Young vs Kershaw

Kershaw, Richard
[1864-1925] Or Richard Baines Kershaw.

Son of Richard Kershaw Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a silk spinner (employer) [1901] / at Woodvale Silk Mills, Brighouse / of private means [1911].

In 1897, he married Marian Watkinson at Holywell, Flintshire.


Marian was the daughter of John Watkinson
 

Children:

  1. Maud [b 1898] who married [1925] Dermot Rice Mason [b 1901]
  2. Marcus Leon [b 1899]
  3. Marian [1902-1966]
  4. Richard
  5. Muriel [b 1906]
  6. Evelyn [b 1908]
  7. Arthur Watkinson

The family lived at

  • Elm Wood, Brighouse [1901]
  • Riplingham House, Lillington Avenue, Leamington, Warwickshire [1911]
  • Pannell, Harrogate [1921]
  • Bedford

His wife Marian died on 26th March 1913. She was buried at Brighouse Cemetery

He died at his daughter's house in Bedford [7th February 1925].

After the death of Marian and Richard, the children were taken in by their uncle Herbert Watkinson and went to live at Brook Park, Flintshire

Kershaw, Richard
[1904-1931] Son of Richard Kershaw.

He was educated at Radley College, Oxfordshire / a member of the Imperial College Mountaineering Club.

He was killed in Switzerland as he was descending Jungfraujoch with 2 companions [19th August 1931].

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £4,545

Kershaw, Robert
[18??-1???] Partner in Kershaw Brothers with his brother John Kershaw.

The partnership was dissolved on 14th October 1898

Kershaw, Robert
[18??-1899] Of Ramsden North Farm, Walsden.

He died 1st October 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £291 11/-. Probate was granted to Jim Crossley Kershaw (beer retailer)  and Crossley Fletcher (cotton warper) 

Kershaw, Robert
[18??-19??] Seedsman and market gardener in Brighouse. Associated with Charles Kershaw's gardening business. He was declared bankrupt in 1928.

He lived at Yew Mount, Hove Edge [1928]

Kershaw, Robert
[1825-1???] Born in Wyke.

He was a gardener/labourer at Temple Newsam, the home of The Hon Lady Ramsden [1851] / head gardener at Methley ParkJohn Kershaw was also there [1861].

He married Jane H. [1835-1???] born in Brotherton.

Children:

  1. Rose Isabel [b 1859]

The family lived at The Gardens, Methley Park [1861]

Kershaw, Robert
[1887-19??] Son of John Henry Kershaw

He carried on the business established by his grandfather Charles Kershaw at Slead Syke Nurseries. The receiver was called in 1929.

On 5th August 1914, he married Ivy Prynn [1891-19??] at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Ivy was the daughter of James William Prynn
 

Children:

  1. John Henry [1915-1992] who married Jean Coombs
  2. Richard A [1915] who died in infancy

The family lived at Yew House, Hove Edge [1929]

Kershaw, Robert Arthur
[1879-1954] Son of Cornelius Kershaw.

Born at Waterloo Road, Brighouse [22nd March 1879].

He was a stone mason [1901] / a builder [1915, 1916].

Living with him at Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Brighouse [in 1901] was his brother Louis Kershaw.

In 1919, he married Laura Wade [1885-1962] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Geoffrey Wade (Kershaw) [1920-2003] who married [1948] Betty Irene Jagger

He built Netheredge, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [before 1919].

He almost went bankrupt and had to sell Netheredge [1933].

He lived at Bradley Bar Farm, Huddersfield [1919].

Robert Arthur died 18th July 1954. Laura died 29th January 1962.

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Kershaw, Samson
[1853-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a stone dresser [1881].

Around 1879, he married Ellen [1855-1???].


Ellen was born in Stanton Lacy, Shropshire
 

Children:

  1. George W. [b 1879]
  2. Fred [b 1881]

The family lived at Lower Clay Royd, Southowram [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were brother James and his daughter Lily

Kershaw, Samuel
[1815-1902] He was a woolcomber and farmer of 19 acres [1851] / a weaver at Making Place / a farmer and weaver [1861] / a farmer of 33 acres [1871] / a retired farmer [1901]

In 1875, he was haymaking when he broke a blood vessel which caused him to lose his sight.

On 19th April 1840, he married Hannah Whipp [1824-1900] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was a woolcomber [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [1840-1884]
  2. James [1842-1909] who was a cotton twister [1861]
  3. Armitage
  4. Harriet [1848-1919] who married team driver ag.lab James Kershaw [1845-1???]
  5. Anderson [1850-1925] who was a farm labourer [1871]
  6. Captain Butler [1852-1913] who was a farm labourer [1871]
  7. Isaac [1854-1930] who was a cotton operative twister [1871]
  8. Alexander [1857-1915] who was a cotton operative piecer [1871]
  9. Orlando [1858-1943] who was a cotton operative piecer [1871]
  10. Martha Ellen [1861-1931] who was a scholar & cotton mill hand [1871], and married Fred Hollas
  11. Charles [1864-1915]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Harriet, son-in-law James Kershaw and granddaughters Amanda [aged 6] and Sarah Jane [aged 6 weeks].

In 1901, the widowed Samuel was living with his daughter Martha Ellen and her husband Fred Hollas.

At his death [1902] (aged 87), he had been Ripponden's oldest inhabitant for several years.

He had 63 grandchildren, and about 12 great-grandchildren.

He was buried at Ebenezer Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Soyland

Kershaw, Samuel
[1836-1910] Son of Richard [Dickey] Kershaw,

He was a gardener [1864, 1871] / a gardener at Sunny Vale [1874] / a market gardener [1874] / a nurseryman [1881] / a farm (?) valuer [1891, 1897, 1898] / a gardener (own account) [1901]

On 7th April 1864, he married Ann Greenwood [1836-1913].


Ann was the daughter of Richard Greenwood of Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Mary Louisa [b 1865] who married [1888] Samuel Green [1854-1???]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1868] who married Walter Greenwood Heaton [1867-1???] of Bradford
  3. Richard Greenwood [b 1870] who was a schoolmaster [1901]
  4. Edith Ann [b 1876] who married Fred Tempest

The family lived at

  • 18 Bonegate Road, Brighouse [1871]
  • 4 Lane Ends, Lightcliffe [1881]
  • Thornhill Cottage, Hipperholme [1891]
  • 4 Springfield Villas, Hipperholme [1897, 1898, 1901]

Living with them [in 1871] niece Eliza Green [aged 13] (nurse)  born in Pannal.

Living with them in 1901 were son-in-law Fred Tempest.

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Kershaw, Sarah Elizabeth
[1866-1938] Or Lisa, Liza. Daughter of Richard Kershaw.

Born in Lightcliffe.

In 1891, she married Rev Hamilton Young.

Her father bought the advowson of Alne near York, and gave the living to Rev Young.

In 1899/1900, in well-publicised court cases, the couple accused and counter-accused each other of adultery.

She died of bronchitis and heart disease [19th April 1938].

She was buried in Brighouse.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £294 18/-.

See St Chad's Mission Church & School

Kershaw, Schofield
[1858-1925]

In 1882, he married Hannah Oldfield [1860-1936] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ethel [1883-1910]
  2. Harold [1889-1891]

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

Kershaw, Squire
[1790-1865] Born in Norland.

He was a labourer [1841] / a beer seller at Stile [1851, 1861] / landlord of the White Horse, Triangle [1865]

On 29th August 1822, he married Mary Greenwood [1801-1856] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Ellen [1822-1828]
  2. Mary [1825-1901]
  3. Susan [1827-1903] who married William Judson
  4. Elizabeth [1830-1900]
  5. Hannah [1832-1907] who was a dress maker [1851] and married Luke Broadbent
  6. Sarah [1834-1870]
  7. Thomas Daniel [1836-1844]
  8. James

The family lived at Stile, [1841, 1851, 1861, 1865].

Mary died in 1856.

Squire died 29th July 1865.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

Probate was granted to Hannah Broadbent (wife of Luke Broadbent, dyer of Norland), After his death, James took over at the White Horse, Triangle

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Squire [1st August 1865]; son James [3rd November 1909]

Kershaw, Sutcliffe
[1???-18??] He was a weaver [1850].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha Kershaw [1823-1905] who married Thomas Bancroft

The family lived at Warley [1850]

Kershaw, Sutcliffe
[1863-1901] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cloth fuller [1891] / a woollen cloth miller [1901].

In 1886, he married Mary Hannah Cox [1866-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1888] who was a woollen piecer [1901]
  2. Harry [b 1893]
  3. Frank

The family lived at

  • 5 Rose Grove, Luddendenfoot [1891]
  • 17 Rose Grove, Luddendenfoot [1901]

Sutcliffe died in Halifax [Q2 1901] (aged 38).

In 1911, Mary Hannah married James Herbert Taylor at Halifax Parish Church

Kershaw, Sylvester
[1847-1895] From Leeds.

He was a dyer / beerhouse keeper of the Old Lane Inn, Halifax [1895].

In 1890, he married Matilda Fletcher in Halifax.

After Sylvester's death, Matilda took over at the Old Lane Inn.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Kershaw, Thomas
[1???-18??] He was a corn factor.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Marian who married Richard Ingham

The family lived at Stafford House, Halifax

Thomas was dead by 1861

Kershaw, Thomas
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Susannah [1795-1829]

Kershaw, Thomas
[18??-19??] Of Lightcliffe.

Recorded in 1913, when he was one of the subscribers to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire

Kershaw, Thomas
[1863-1933]

In 1883, he married Mary Hannah Shearing [1865-1938] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George Henry [1884-1938]

Thomas died 12th February 1933, and Mary Hannah died 29th September 1938.

They were both buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Their grave also records

  • George Henry who died 28th May 1938 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Philadelphia, USA,
  • Lily (daughter) who died 21st December 1940 and was also buried in Hillside Cemetery

Kershaw, Thomas
[1887-1918] Son of Esther & Solomon Kershaw.

Born in Littleborough.

In [Q3] 1908, he married Maud Dixon in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 17th Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died 25th December 1918 (aged 31).

He was buried at Littleborough Cemetery [D 54].

In [Q3] 1921, Maud married Willie Eastwood in Halifax.

They lived at 7 Green Mount Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax

Kershaw, Timothy
[1???-1???] Of Wyke.

He married Esther Maude

Kershaw, Titus
[1829-1874] Born in Sowerby [1829].

On 19th May 1850, he married Deborah Hanson.


Deborah was the daughter of
Cephas Hanson
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

Titus died at Clough [11th April 1874].

Deborah died in Luddendenfoot [15th January 1881]

Kershaw, Tom
[1850-1912] Son of Charles Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse [18th January 1850].

He was a gardener [1881] / a nurseryman/gardener [1891, 1901] / a nurseryman/seedsman/florist [1911].

On 6th May 1878, he married Hannah Maria [1850-1909].


Hannah Maria was born in Emley, daughter of Sarah [1819-1???] & John Sunderland [18??-before 1891]
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1879] who was a teacher at a Masonic School, and married [1903] Joseph Nicholas Lee
  2. Edward Norman [b 1883] who married 1911 Elsie Jagger
  3. Hugh Meredith [b 1885] who married [1915] Mary Gertrude Whitaker [b 1889]
  4. Francis Claude [b 1887]
  5. Harold [b 1889] who married [1913] Lucy Beatrice Cronheimer [b 1889] in Keighley
  6. Florence May [1893-1910] who died of diphtheria

The family lived at

  • Bramley Lane, Hipperholme [1881]
  • Bleak House, Bingley [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] 1891 was mother-in-law Sarah Sunderland

Kershaw, Wilfrid
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Kershaw, William
[17??-18??] Owned land at Cabbage Lane Field

Kershaw, William
[1758-1837] Son of John Kershaw.

He was a partner in Cooke, Kershaw & Grimshaw

He married Susannah [1757-1846].

They lived at

He was granted Royal Arms. These were installed on the front of Giles House, Hove Edge by his descendant Richard Kershaw.

There was a memorial brass to the couple in Northgate End Chapel

Kershaw, William
[1788-1866?] Son of a woollen weaver.

Born at Stansfield Mill, Norland (elsewhere he says Grassy Bottoms) [19th April 1788].

In 1862, he published

He Fought for his Native Land

A Narrative of the Peninsular Veteran, William Kershaw, being a concise and faithful account of the numerous encounters and hair-breadth escapes to which a soldier is exposed in military warfare

He joined the 2nd West Yorkshire Militia to learn drill, and then planned to join the Regular Army.

In April 1809, he volunteered for the 43rd Light Infantry. He fought in the Peninsular Wars, but arrived one day too late to fight at the Battle of Talavera [July 1809].

In 1814, he sailed to West Indies and New Orleans.

In June 1815, he went to Belgium, arriving Brussels, because Napoleon had escaped from Elba. His pamphlet suggest that he didn't actually fight at the Battle of Waterloo, but took part in the evacuation of the wounded.

He was discharged from the army, and arrived back in Norland on Whit Tuesday in June 1816, having been away 8 years and 7 months.

He seems to have worked as a woollen handloom weaver for most of life afterwards, living at Dean Lane, Sowerby.

In 1842, he married Maria [1780-1864].


Maria was the widow of Mr Mitchell
 

He won medals and clasps for battles he fought at Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive, and Toulouse.

He (possibly) died in Leeds [1866] (aged 70) 

Kershaw, William
[18??-1???] Coal merchant in Brighouse.

In 1868, he bought land and 2 cottages at Waterloo, Brighouse from the heirs of Joseph Barber for £300

Kershaw, William
[18??-1???] He owned land in Bonegate, Brighouse

See The Crescent, Brighouse

Kershaw, William
[1812-18??]

Recorded in 1881, when he was a gardener's labourer living at 2 Church Row, Wyke [aged 69]

Kershaw, William
[1816-1???] (Probably) son of James Kershaw.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen weaver [1851, 1861, 1871] / a farm labourer [1881, 1891].

In 1851 & 1861, he was living at Timeley Bent, Sowerby with his siblings Susey Kershaw Henry Kershaw and Job Kershaw.

In 1871, 1881, 1891 he and brother William Kershaw Henry Kershaw were living at Timeley Bent Cottage, Sowerby.

In September 1897, he was a witness at the inquest when brother Henry was found dead on Crow Hill

Kershaw, William
[1826-1896] Born in Ripponden.

He was a woollen fuller [1864].

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

In 1864, he married Ellen Hollas in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of
Oliver Hollas
 

They had no children

Kershaw, William
[1830-1888] Son of Richard (Dickey) Kershaw.

Born in Wyke.

He was a gardener [1852] / a gardener of 11 acres with 1 boy [1871] / a gardener [1881]

On 26th March 1852, he married Mary Ann Aspinall [1828-1899] in Halifax.


Mary Ann, born in Southowram, was the daughter of delver Joseph Aspinall of Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Aspinall
  2. Jane who never married and went to live in the Isle of Man with her brother Herbert
  3. Herbert

The family lived at

  • 6 William Edward Street, Brighouse [1871]
  • Granny Hall [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] was granddaughter Edith Jane [aged 5] daughter of Joseph Aspinall Kershaw.

In 1891, the widowed Mary Ann and children Herbert and Jane boarders at Spring Villas, Braddon, Isle of Man

Kershaw, William
[1838-1892] Born in Sowerby.

He was landlord of the Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1892].

On 13 Aug 1864, he married Mary Sacker [1842-1918] at Elland Parish Church.


Mary was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1867-1930] who was a travelling showman [1901]
  2. Elizabeth Sarah [b 1869]
  3. Edward [1872-1930] who was a waiter [1901]
  4. Eliza [b 1876] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  5. Alice [b 1879] who was a cotton reeler [1901]

After his death, Mary took over as innkeeper of the Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1905].

Living with them at the Jolly Sailor in 1901 was boarder John Hickson [age 26] (canal boatman) 

William died 12th March 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £33 18/-. Probate was granted to his widow Mary.

After his death, Mary took over at the Jolly Sailor [1892-1912]

Kershaw, William
[1845-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron turner [1881].

On 7th December 1869, he married Matilda Shore [1849-1911] at Halifax Parish Church.


Matilda was born in Emley
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Lilly [b 1877]
  3. Rose Ellen [b 1878]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1880]

The family lived at Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Kershaw, William
[1849-19??] Of Brighouse.

Landlord at the Masons' Arms, Elland [1900].

He married Eliza [1853-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Lloyd [b 1883]
  2. Mabel [b 1895]

Kershaw, William
[1893-1917] Son of James Henry Kershaw.

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

He died of appendicitis [11th August 1917] (aged 24)  aboard HMS Oxfordshire.

He was buried at the Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery [1 A 4].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Kershaw, William Devonport
[1885-1920] Born in Bradford.

He was a mason's labourer.

In [Q2] 1906, he married Alice Crump [1883-1920] in North Bierley.

They lived at 15 Keighley Road, Pecket Well.

William & Alice were amongst 5 people who were killed in a charabanc accident at Cockhill 30th October 1920.

He was buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [Plot 626]

Kershaw, William Henry
[1868-1947]

In 1890, he married Ann Hodgson [1870-1912] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hodgson

The family lived at 4 Parker Street, Claremount, Halifax [1911]

Kershaw, Wilton
[1877-1955] Aka Willie.

Son of Cornelius Kershaw.

Born in Brighouse [10th February 1877].

He was a farmer [1911].

On 27th April 1905, he married Hannah Crabtree [1876-1948].


Hannah, born in Barkisland, was the daughter of Abraham Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Edith May [b 1905]
  2. Cornelius [1908-1978] who married [1940] Constance Crabtree [1912-19??]
  3. Wilton [b 1911] who married Doris Crabtree [1905-1954]
  4. Mary who married John Marston

The family lived at Royds Farm, Ashbrow Road, Fartown, Huddersfield [1911].

Hannah died in Brighouse [22nd November 1948].

Willie died in Brighouse [26th July 1955].

The couple were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

 

The Kershaw family of Brighouse
In 1833, the family of Richard Kershaw, moved from Birstall to Brighouse, where they established a small market gardening business.

Many members of the family were gardeners.

Although no longer run by the Kershaw family, Kershaw's Garden Centre is still a going concern in Brighouse

Kershaw surname
The surname originated in Kershaw.

Adam de Kyrkeschawe is recorded in 1307

There are over 150 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Kershaw, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Kershaw:


Marriages 1882, 1884, 1896, 1903, 1906, 1935; Deaths 1860, 1898, 1907
 

See Shaw




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