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The entries for people & families with the surname Lightowler are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Albert Lightowler [1857-1???]
Arthur Lawrence Lightowler [1900-1967]
George Henry Lightowler [1858-19??]
Henry Charles Lightowler [1871-1918]
J. Lightowler [18??-18??]
James Lightowler [1795-1865]
James Lightowler [18??-18??]
James Lightowler [1819-1898]
John Lightowler [1786-18??]
John Lightowler [18??-18??]
John Lightowler [1816-1891]
John Lightowler [1829-1899]
John Henry Lightowler [1860-1925]
Joseph Lightowler [1791-1840]
Joseph Lightowler [1833-1878]
Joseph Lightowler [1835-1902]
Joseph Lightowler [1835-1902]
Joseph Lightowler [1837-1???]
Joseph Lightowler [1869-1940]
Mrs Miriam Lightowler [1875-1958]
Nancy Lightowler [1789-1855]
Thomas Lightowler [1837-1???]
Titus Lightowler [1762-1840]
Titus Lightowler [1793-1857]
William Lightowler [1825-1872]
Willie Lightowler [1881-1918]


Lightowler, Albert
[1857-1???] Born in Shelf.

He was a road surveyor [1891].

In [Q2] 1883, he married Elizabeth Jane Crowther [1853-1???] in Halifax.


Elizabeth Jane was born in Shelf
 

Children:

  1. Joe Willie [b 1885]

The family lived at Cross Lane, Shelf [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were mother Ellen Lightowler [b  1843] and brother-in-law Charles Crowther [b 1848]

Lightowler, Arthur Lawrence
[1900-1967] Laurie.

Son of Miriam and Henry Charles Lightowler.

He worked with the family business, Lightowler & Company. He diversified into the manufacture of hassocks.

He was an insurance agent [1958].

In [Q3] 1923, he married Edith Mary Illingworth [1???-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Heather Jean who married Aubrey David Cliff
  2. Keith

Edith Mary was Mayoress to his mother Miriam

Lightowler, George Henry
[1858-19??] Born in Northowram.

He was a chapel caretaker [1911].

In [Q4] 1878, he married Emma Maria Lambert [1858-1931] from Wortley, Leeds, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Lily Ada [b 1887] who was a weaver (woollen cloth) [1911]
  2. Sam Lambert [b 1891] who was a cloth finisher [1911]
  3. Ethel Lambert [b 1895] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1880] who married Allen Chadwick [1880-19??]

The family lived at Providence Hill, Stainland [1911]

Lightowler, Henry Charles
[1871-1918] Son of Joseph Lightowler.

Born 5th September 1871.

Around 1896, he went into the family business with his older brother, Arthur,

In 1896, he married Miriam Butler.

Children:

  1. Christine who died at the age of 6
  2. Arthur

The family lived at Martindale, Swires Road, Halifax [1936, 1950s].

He was Conservative Councillor for Halifax East Ward [1912-1918].

Shortly before his death, he was appointed Assistant Director of National Kitchens.

He died suddenly at his home Martindale, Swires Road, Halifax [11th February 1918]

Lightowler, J.
[18??-18??] In 1867, a published a volume of poetry [100 pages] in Halifax

Lightowler, James
[1795-1865] Son of Titus Lightowler.

Born in Northowram.

He moved from Crow Point, to Cold Harbour, Pule Hill, then to New Bank, Halifax, where he started a dyeing and scouring business.

In 1828, he married Jane Denby.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1831] who married William Earnshaw
  3. Joseph
  4. Thomas
  5. Martha [b 1839] who married Joshua Sunderland
  6. Jane [1841-1866] who married Job Gelder

He died on 12th December 1865 [aged 70].

James and Jane were buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Lightowler, James
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Stock's Arms, Northowram [1845].

In October 1849, he was declared insolvent

Lightowler, James
[1819-1898] Born in Northowram.

He was a boot maker [1839].

On 10th February 1839, he married (1) Charlotte Atkinson in Halifax.


Charlotte was the daughter of
Isaac Atkinson
 

5 weeks after their marriage, Charlotte died [4th March 1839] of a rupture of a blood vessel in the head at the Punch Bowl, Boothtown.

At the Inquest, a verdict of

Died by the visitation of God

was returned.

On 30th August 1840, he married (2) Harriet Atkinson in Halifax.


Harriet was the daughter of Isaac Atkinson and sister of his first wife
 

Children:

  1. John [1842-1909]
  2. Henry [1844-1889]
  3. Hannah Phyllis [1846-1873]
  4. Edward [1848-1896]
  5. Charlotte Ann [1852-1903]
  6. Elizabeth [1854-1859]
  7. Joseph [1860-1888] who never married

The children were all born Northowram

Lightowler, John
[1786-18??] Son of Titus Lightowler.

On 23rd November 1812, he married B 1791 at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1813]
  2. Sarah [1816] who died in infancy
  3. Elizabeth [b 1818]
  4. Jonathan [b 1821]
  5. Sarah [b 1823]
  6. Margaret [b 1825]
  7. Emma [b 1845]

John died after 1819

Lightowler, John
[18??-18??] Recorded on 19th December 1848, when he was fined £5 plus costs for a savage attack upon police constable Schofield. In default of payment, he was committed to the House of Correction for 2 months

Lightowler, John
[1816-1891] Son of Joseph Lightowler.

He married Hannah Whitehead [1816-18??].

Children:

  1. Joseph

Lightowler, John
[1829-1899] He lived at Jack Royd, Wheatley.

He and his brothers, Joseph and Thomas, established the Lightowler Brothers company with a dye works at Hebble Bridge.

They also had carpet manufacturing and dyeing businesses in Wheatley, Cross Hills and later at Eastfield Works, Claremount and Bath Parade. He was still a dyer and finisher in 1897.

He married Elizabeth Smith.

Children:

  1. Joseph

See Lightowler Brothers

Lightowler, John Henry
[1860-1925] Son of Joseph Lightowler.

He married Mary Jane Woodall [1860-1952] from Selby.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1893]
  2. Gertrude [b 1898]

Lightowler, Joseph
[1791-1840] Son of Titus Lightowler.

On 27th June 1814, he married Hannah Cockroft [1793-1864] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John
  2. James [b 1819]

Lightowler, Joseph
[1833-1878] Son of Titus Lightowler.

He started working as a stone quarryman.

In 1871, he was at the family home at Blaithroyd Lane where he carried on the family business, running a grocer's shop and beerhouse at the premises which became the New Road Inn.

On 10th August 1856, he married (1) Mary Haigh [1835-1860] in Halifax


Mary born in Halifax
 

Mary died 3rd July 1860.

On 19th June 1861, he married (2) Emma Hamer [1834-18??].


Emma was born in Barkisland [19th September 1834], the daughter of William Hamer
 

Children:

  1. Pamela Ann [1864-1867] who died aged 3 years
  2. Sarah Jane [1866-1867] who died aged 11 months
  3. Sabina [b 1866] who married [1886] John Thomas Gregory [b 1857] from Devon and went to live in London
  4. Annie [b 1870]

Emma died in Southowram [21st February 1917].

Joseph died 16th November 1878.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [R 11].

See Lightowler Buildings, Southowram Bank

Lightowler, Joseph
[1835-1902] He and his brothers, John and Thomas, established the Lightowler Brothers company with a dye works at Hebble Bridge.

They also had carpet manufacturing and dyeing businesses in Wheatley, Cross Hills and later at Eastfield Works, Claremount and Bath Parade. He took over business at the Bath Parade works. Despite a bankruptcy, he was able to establish linoleum and carpet manufacturer Lightowler & Company Limited. He occupied Waterside Dye Works, Halifax [1874-1882].

In 1859, he married Elizabeth Platts.

Children:

  1. Arthur William [1864-1933]
  2. Henry

By 1901, Joseph had retired and the business had passed to his sons

Lightowler, Joseph
[1835-1902] He and his brothers, John and Thomas, established the Lightowler Brothers company with a dye works at Hebble Bridge.

They also had carpet manufacturing and dyeing businesses in Wheatley, Cross Hills and later at Eastfield Works, Claremount and Bath Parade. He took over business at the Bath Parade works. Despite a bankruptcy, he was able to establish linoleum and carpet manufacturer Lightowler & Company Limited. He occupied Waterside Dye Works, Halifax [1874-1882].

In 1859, he married Elizabeth Platts.

Children:

  1. Arthur William [1864-1933]
  2. Henry

By 1901, Joseph had retired and the business had passed to his sons

Lightowler, Joseph
[1837-1???] Son of John Lightowler.

In 1859, he married (1) Sarah Ann Dyson [1831-1878].

Children:

  1. John Henry
  2. Harriet [1839-1865]
  3. James [1842-1891]

He married (2) Unknown.

In 1879, he married (3) Mary [1846-1???]

Lightowler, Joseph
[1869-1940] Son of John Lightowler.

He married Ada Urquhart from Lancashire.

The family moved to Pawtukett, Rhode Island

Lightowler, Mrs Miriam
[1875-1958] OBE.

Youngest daughter of James Butler.

She was educated at Trinity House Grammar School, Halifax and Cliff House, Harrogate.

On 16th January 1924, she was Halifax's first lady Councillor when she was returned unopposed for Halifax South Ward – see Jennie Latham.

She was a member of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1913], Halifax's first woman JP [1920], Alderman, first lady Chairman of the Board of Guardians [1930], the last Chairman of the Halifax Board of Guardians, a member of the Watch Committee, Chairman of the Public Assistance Committee, a Conservative, Chairman of the Halifax Women's Conservative Association, and the first Lady Mayor of Halifax [1934-1935].

In 1929, a clock was installed in the pediment of the main building at St John's Hospital and named Miriam in her honour.

In 1896, she married Henry Charles Lightowler.

Her daughter-in-law, Edith Mary, was her Mayoress.

On 9th November 1935, she was elected Alderman.

In 1936, Halifax Fire Brigade named their new 100-ft turntable ladder Miriam in her honour.

She received the OBE in 1938

She lived at Martindale, Halifax [1958].

She died at St John's Hospital [19th June 1958].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,360 8/11d. Probate was granted to son Arthur Laurence Lightowler.

See Lightowler Road, Halifax, Miriam clock and Miriam fire engine

Lightowler, Nancy
[1789-1855] Or Ann. Daughter of Titus Lightowler. She married (1) Michael Midgley.

A possible scenario, yet to be confirmed is that

In 1844, after Michael's death, she married (2) Henry Greenwood in Halifax.

In June 1855, The Leeds Mercury announced the death

On Thursday [31st May 1855] at Halifax, aged 66, Mrs Greenwood, relict of Mr Henry Greenwood maltster of Sowerby Bridge, and mother to Mr W. Midgley, bookseller of Halifax

Lightowler, Thomas
[1837-1???] He and his brothers, John and Joseph, established the Lightowler Brothers company with a dye works at Hebble Bridge.

They also had carpet manufacturing and dyeing businesses in Wheatley, Cross Hills and later at Eastfield Works, Claremount and Bath Parade. He seems to have quit the business in 1879.

He married Mary Ann Nichol.

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. daughter
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. daughter
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

Lightowler, Titus
[1762-1840] Farmer and quarryman at Ambler Thorn. He rented land from Michael Stocks, near to the junction of Swalesmoor Lane and the Halifax to Bradford Road.

He married Ann Baistow [1758-1834].

Children:

  1. James [1783-1785]
  2. John
  3. Nancy
  4. Joseph
  5. Titus
  6. James
  7. Mary Ann [b 1789] who married James Wood

Members of the family were buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Lightowler, Titus
[1793-1857] Son of Titus Lightowler.

On 14th September 1823, he married Ruth Holroyd [1796-1866] at Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1824]
  2. William
  3. Jane [b 1827]
  4. Simon [1829-1850]
  5. Mary [b 1831]
  6. Joseph
  7. James [1835-1862]
  8. Sarah [1839-1886]
  9. Emma [b 1843]

In 1823, he was a card maker.

In 1845, he was a shop-keeper at Halfpenny Can, Southowram.

In 1851, he and Ruth lived at Blaithroyd Lane and had a grocer's shop at the premises which became the New Road Inn

In 1861, after Titus's death, Ruth carried on the business alone.

After Ruth's death, their son, Joseph carried on the business.

See Lightowler Buildings, Southowram Bank

Lightowler, William
[1825-1872] Son of Titus Lightowler.

In 1845, he married Ellen Naylor [n 1825] from Southowram.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1850]
  2. Dick [1854-1869]
  3. Albert [b 1856]

Lightowler, Willie
[1881-1918] He was a butcher in Savile Park, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1916, he married Lucy Hartley in Bradford.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 6 Savile Park Street, Bell Hall, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Labour Corps Area Employment Company.

He died in No.6 Stationary Hospital, France [16th March 1918] (aged 37).

He was buried at the St. Hilaire Cemetery [IV A 17].

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

 

The Lightowler family
Prominent local family which originated in Lancashire

Lightowler surname
Other forms of the surname include Lightoller, Lightollers, Lightoulers, Lightowlers and Lightowller.

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

The Lightowler form appeared around 1637.

The name probably originated in Lancashire in an area called Lightalders at the Littleborough end of Blackstone Edge.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Lightowler, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Lightowler:


Marriages 1861, 1899; Deaths 1900, 1907
 

See Light and Owler



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