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A. W. J. Norris [1???-18??]
Arthur A. Norris [1875-19??]
Charles Norris [1798-1867]
Charles Edwin Norris [1844-1887]
Charles Henry Hope Norris [1860-19??]
Charles Musgrave Norris [1830-1912]
Charles Wallace Norris [1821-1875]
Edward Wallace Norris [1877-1948]
Frederick William Nory Norris [1820-1894]
Gertrude Mary Norris [1867-1948]
Rev H. R. Norris [18??-19??]
Henry Alexander Norris [1826-1898]
James Edward Norris [1793-1842]
James Edward Norris [1818-1884]
Leslie Norris [1919-1944]
M. Norris [17??-18??]
Mary Lapage Norris [1816-1886]
Priestley Haigh Norris [1848-1921]
Sydney Norris [1799-1853]
Sydney Perfect Norris [1836-1885]
Wallace Lea Norris [1846-1877]
William Norris [17??-18??]
William Norris [1734-1807]
William Norris [1765-1818]
William Norris [18??-18??]
Rev William Arthur Norris [1830-1889]
Rev William Foxley Norris [1859-1937]
William Gerald Rhodes Norris [1869-1938]
William John Norris [1790-1853] 


Norris, A. W. J.
[1???-18??] He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1882-15th April 1884]

Norris, Arthur A.
[1875-19??] Son of Henry Alexander Norris.

He was a bank clerk [1891].

In 1891, he and his brother, Charles Henry Hope, were living as boarders with Mrs Elizabeth Atkinson at 7 Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax.

In 1901, they were boarders at Kerr Cottage, Washer Lane, Halifax

Norris, Charles
[1798-1867] Son of William Norris.

He was a merchant [1841] / a drysalter at Southgate [1845] / a merchant chemist [1851] / a manufacturing chemist [1853] / a merchant chemist [1861] / a merchant [1867].

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

On 17th February 1819, he married Jane Lapage at St Peter's Church, Leeds.


Jane was the daughter of Samuel Lapage
 

Children:

  1. Charles Wallace
  2. Emily Jane [1823-1898] who married Rev Daniel Haigh
  3. Charlotte Catherine [1825-1903] who married Lawrence Bramley
  4. Henry Alexander
  5. Harriette [1827-1903] who married John Richard Ingram
  6. Louisa Lapage [1829-1910] who married [Halifax 1864] Francis Green of Hoo, Buckden, Huntingdonshire
  7. William Arthur
  8. Sydney Perfect
  9. Lucy Anne [1837-1839]

The children were baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

Charles died at Wood Hall [1st December 1867].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £40,000 [Resworn under £35,000]. Probate was granted to his sons Charles Wallace, Henry Alexander & Sydney Perfect Norris.

Their son Henry Alexander erected a window at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in memory of Jane & Charles

Norris, Charles Edwin
[1844-1887] Son of Charles Wallace Norris.

Born in Skircoat [17th August 1844].

He was an assistant at chemical works (manufacturing chemist).

He never married.

He lived at 89 Waterloo Crescent, Halifax [1881, 1886].

He died 26th December 1886.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell. Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £28,788 17/- [Resworn £28,741 7/-]. Probate was granted to his brothers Priestley Haigh & Henry Percy

Norris, Charles Henry Hope
[1860-19??] Son of Henry Alexander Norris.

He was a manufacturing chemist [1891] / a gentleman [1906].

In 1891, he and his brother, Arthur, were living as boarders with Mrs Elizabeth Atkinson at 7 Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax.

In 1901, they were boarders at Kerr Cottage, Washer Lane, Halifax

Norris, Charles Musgrave
[1830-1912] Son of James Edward Norris.

Elland solicitor. He was Clerk to the local Board of Health [1861]

He lived at 5 Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea [1886]

Norris, Charles Wallace
[1821-1875] Son of Charles Norris.

Born 5th October 1821.

He was a manufacturing chemist [1851, 1861, 1871]

On 28th September 1843, he married Harriet Euphemia Priestley at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet Euphemia was born in Nottinghamshire [20th May 1821], the daughter of Charles Priestley
 

Children:

  1. Charles Edwin
  2. Wallace Lea
  3. Priestley Haigh
  4. Henry Percy [1850-1920]
  5. Effie Janette [1853-1931]

The family lived at Wood Hall, Halifax [1851, 1861, 1874].

Harriet Euphemia died in 1866.

Her husband erected a window in her memory at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Charles Wallace died 20th September 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £80,000.

Probate was granted to his sons Charles Edwin & Wallace Lea.

They & other members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Norris, Edward Wallace
[1877-1948] Son of Rev William Arthur Norris.

Born in Flore, Northamptonshire.

He lived at 1 Kirkland Street, Pocklington as a boarder [1901].

Halifax solicitor. He qualified in August 1903. He was with Hill & Norris [1934].

He was Coroner for the West Riding, the Halifax Division of the Honour of Pontefract, and the county boroughs of Halifax and Huddersfield [1907, 1936].

He was honorary treasurer of the Halifax Incorporated Law Society Limited [1917].

He was Clerk to the Governors of Abbott's Ladies' Home, Skircoat Green [1929].

He died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [13th January 1948].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £24,730 12/-.

Probate was granted to Christopher Lacy Baldwin and Arthur Charles Akeroyd.

See William Gerald Rhodes Norris

Norris, Frederick William Nory
[1820-1894] Son of James Edward Norris.

Attorney. Partner in Rudd, Kenny & Norris. He lived at Savile Terrace, Halifax [1845]

Norris, Gertrude Mary
[1867-1948] Eldest daughter of Henry Alexander Norris.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

She married Harold Marshall.

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

See The Marshall Charity

Norris, Rev H. R.
[18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1895-1897]

Norris, Henry Alexander
[1826-1898] Of Sowerby Bridge.

Son of Charles Norris.

Born 26th July 1826.

He was a chemist [1851] / a manufacturing chemist [1867, 1871, 1881] / a solicitor / partner in Norris, Foster & England / partner in Norris & Foster [1868] / Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1862-15th April 1864].

Built Rockcliffe, Halifax around 1871 and lived there until around 1884.

On 12th July 1859, he married Jane Hope at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was the youngest daughter of Rev John Hope
 

Children:

  1. Charles Hope [1860-1865]
  2. Charles Henry Hope
  3. Katharine Evelyn [1862] who died aged 5 months
  4. Henry Alexander [1864-1865] who died aged 10 months
  5. Gertrude Mary
  6. Hilda Frederica [1871-1933]
  7. Arthur

The family lived at

  • Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Rockcliffe, Halifax [1871, 1881]
  • 2 Savile Terrace, Halifax [with his sister Charlotte: 1891]

He erected a window at All Saints' Church, Dudwell in memory of his parents.

Henry Alexander died 27th January 1898.

Jane died 10th April 1915.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2 18 H].

See Henry Richardson

Norris, James Edward
[1793-1842] Son of William Norris.

Halifax attorney.

He was at South Gate House, Ward's End (conveyancer) [1822] / 18 Westgate, Halifax [1829] / Westgate, Halifax [1834].

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

On 4th October 1815, he married Mary Lapage at St Peter's Church, Leeds.


Mary was the daughter of Samuel Lapage
 

Children:

  1. Mary Lapage
  2. James Edward
  3. Frederick William Nory
  4. Elizabeth Catherine [1821-1842] who married Edward John Rudd
  5. Margaret Jane [1822-1902] who married her cousin, Joseph Priestley Edwards
  6. Ellen [1825-1897] who never married
  7. Frances (Fanny) [1829-1894] who married [12th April 1860] Horace Vibart Miles [18??-1861] from Honiton, in Halifax
  8. Charles Musgrave
  9. Francis John [1833-1903]

He lived at Ward's End, Halifax and then at Savile Hall [in 1841] which he leased from Charles Harrison Batley for a term of 14 years.

In 1835, Batley's widow inherited the estate and sold the Hall to Norris for £1,928. Norris extended the Hall in the 1830s.

In 1835, he sued the inhabitants of Agbrigg and Morley, for the destruction of windows, furniture and pictures at his home, Savile Hall, during the window-breaking riots on 6th January 1835. The Jury awarded him damages of £799, against the £1093 19/9½d which Norris had claimed.

James died in Halifax [9th September 1842].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £14,000.

After his death, his widow Mary lived at Savile Hall for a short time.

In 1851, she was living at West House, Halifax.

She died 14th June 1872 (aged 84)  and was buried at Hollington Church, near St Leonards-on-Sea.

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

See Mr Rhodes and Samuel Rhodes

Norris, James Edward
[1818-1884] JP, DL.

Son of James Edward Norris.

On 31st March 1864, he was elected Town Clerk of Halifax, at a salary of £800 per annum.

On 3rd February 1869, the Town Council presented him with 300 guineas in recognition of the valuable and special services rendered by him to the Corporation.

In 1871, he was succeeded by A. C. Foster.

In 1853, he married Sarah Anne Ormerod [1829-1???] in Ross on Wye.

Children:

  1. Edith [1853-1870]
  2. Constance Mary (Minnie) [1855-1884] who died in Rome [1st April 1884]
  3. Marion [b 1861]
  4. Ernest Edward [b 1865]

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Edith [September 1970] (Grave 2-18-C) 

See Luddenden Valley Railway

Norris, Leslie
[1919-1944] Son of Ann & John Norris of Luddendenfoot, Yorkshire.

In [Q4] 1941, he married May Easton in Calder District.

They lived in Luddendenfoot.

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

He died 19th June 1944 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Bayeux War Cemetery [XXV E 14].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Luddendenfoot Working Men's Club

Norris, M.
[17??-18??] Attorney at Southgate, Halifax [1816]

Norris, Mary Lapage
[1816-1886] Daughter of James Edward Norris.

She lived at West House, Halifax [1844].

On 19th September 1844, she married (1) Ottiwell Tomlin at Halifax Parish Church.


Ottiwell was a solicitor in Richmond, North Yorkshire, and son of Ottiwell Tomlin, solicitor
 

Children:

  1. Ottiwell [1845-1904] who was born in Halifax & died in Hastings

Ottiwell died in Reeth [27th December 1844].

He was buried at St Mary the Virgin, Richmond.

In [Q1] 1864, Mary married (2) John West Hugall [1807-1880] in Halifax.

John died [Q4] 1880 (aged 74) 

In [Q4] 1881, Mary married (3) Alfred Westley [1805-1883] in Hastings.

Alfred died in Hastings [Q4 1883] (aged 78)  The widowed Mary lived at 77 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.

She died at St Leonards-on-Sea [5th April 1886] Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £596 14/6d.

Probate was granted to her siblings Ellen & Charles Musgrave

Norris, Priestley Haigh
[1848-1921] Son of Charles Wallace Norris.

He was an assistant at a chemical works [1881, 1891].

On 21st April 1874, he married (1) Charlotte Hannah Louisa.


Charlotte Hannah Louisa was the daughter of James Inglis
 

Charlotte Hannah Louisa died 6th January 1875 (aged 31).

She was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

In 1892, he married (2) Ada Francis Moran [1864-19??] at Paddington.

The family lived at

Norris, Sydney
[1799-1853] Son of William Norris.

He was a woollen merchant [1851].

On 10th April 1823, he married Bessy Coupland [1800-1882] at St Mary's Church, Eccles, Lancashire.


Bessy – or Betsy – was born in Henwick Hill, Worcestershire, the daughter of Elizabeth [1806-18??] & Peter Coupland [1801-1???], silk merchant
 

Children:

  1. Julia [1824-1899] who never married

The family lived at

  • Fixby Hall [1851]
  • Woodlands, West Hill, Sydenham, Kent [1882, 1899]

Sydney died in 1853.

Probate records show that Sydney left an estate valued at £500.

Bessy died 22nd November 1882.

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £6,246 2/5d.

Probate was granted to her daughter Julia.

In 1885, Julia erected a window in memory of her parents in Halifax Parish Church.

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

Julia died at Bedford Square, Brighton [7th July 1899].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £21,439 16/- [Resworn £21,524 7/2d]. Probate was granted to William Costeker (esquire), Charles Costeker (solicitor), Henrietta Holdsworth (spinster), and Francis Green (esquire) 

Norris, Sydney Perfect
[1836-1885] Son of Charles Norris.

He was a chemist [1851] / a merchant [1861] / a manufacturing chemist [1867] / chemical manufacturer [1871].

On 15th April 1868, he married Jane Foster.


Jane was the daughter of John Foster
 

Children:

  1. Charles E. [b 1870]
  2. John Luke? [b 1872]
  3. Mabel Hannah [b 1875]
  4. Sarah C. [b 1880]
  5. Ruth Jane [b 1882]

The family lived at

Jane & Sydney erected a window in memory of her brother Alfred Foster at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Jane died at Weymouth [1915].

See Lawrence Bramley

Norris, Wallace Lea
[1846-1877] Son of Charles Wallace Norris.

On 18th October 1876, he married Anna Emily Mary Snepp [1852-1883] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Anna Emily Mary was the daughter of Rev Edward Snepp,
 

They lived at

  • Wood Hall, Halifax
  • 10 Down Street, Mayfair, London
  • Milton Lodge, Wimbledon, London
  • St Paul's Vicarage, Halifax [1883]

Wallace Lea died in Wimbledon [12th May 1877].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £8,000 [Resworn under £18,000]. Probate was granted to his brothers Charles Edward, Priestley Haigh, and Harry Percy.

Anna Emily Mary died 31st March 1883.

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at £584.

Administration was granted to her father Rev Edward Snepp.

The couple were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross: Wallace Lea [17th May 1877]; Anna Emily Mary [4th April 1883]

Norris, William
[17??-18??] Merchant at Southgate, Halifax [1809]. He was an agent for the Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Office [1809]

Norris, William
[1734-1807] Born in Scotland. He was one of the people who advanced money for the construction of Halifax New Market in 1790, and a trustee of the Halifax Market Company.

On 10th March 1764, he married Mary Hillhouse [1735-1796] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was born in Scotland
 

Children:

  1. William

An announcement of his death in the Leeds Mercury [8th August 1807] said


On Monday last, aged 71, William Norris, Esq., of Halifax; a gentleman, whose integrity, intelligence in business, and friendly and honourable character through life, had procured to him, in an eminent degree, the esteem and confidence of the public, and the attachment of his friends and relatives
 

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

Norris, William
[1765-1818] Son of William Norris.

He was a merchant.

On 10th March 1788, he married Sarah Hodgson [1766-1801] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1789-1792]
  2. William John
  3. James Edward
  4. Frederic [1795-1856]
  5. Charles
  6. Sydney
  7. Sarah Hodgson [1801-1820]

Sarah died [1801] shortly after giving birth to her daughter Sarah.

William died in 1818.

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

Norris, William
[18??-18??] Halifax constable.

He was recorded in 1868 [?], when he signed a public notice which cautioned the public against

the disgraceful practices

which took place during the Elland Tide

Norris, Rev William Arthur
[1830-1889] Son of Charles Norris.

He was rector of Oaksey, Wiltshire [1861, 1871] / rector of Flore, Northamptonshire [1881].

On 31st January 1861, he married Mary Anne Rhodes [1834-1???].


Mary Anne was the daughter of William Rhodes of Thirsk, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Emily Maude [1862-1930]
  2. Arthur Charles [1865-1872]
  3. Mary Beatrice [1867-1945] who married John Herbert Lacy Baldwin
  4. William G. R.
  5. Charlotte Stella [1872-1878]
  6. Julia Kathleen [1874-1957]
  7. Edward Wallace

The family lived at

  • The Rectory, Oaksey, Wiltshire [1861, 1871]
  • Church Lane, Flore, Northamptonshire [1881]
  • The Briers, Barmby Moor, Yorkshire (next to the Vicarage) [1891]

Norris, Rev William Foxley
[1859-1937] KCVO.

Born in Newbury, Berkshire.

He was educated at Charterhouse and Oxford.

He was Vicar of Almondbury and at Barnsley before becoming Archdeacon of Halifax [1906-1917].

In 1917, he was appointed Dean of York.

In 1925, he was appointed Dean of Westminster. In 1937, he officiated at the coronation of George VI.

On 17th April 1884, he married Mary Blanch Pott [1859-1940] in Wokingham.

Children:

  1. Mary Foxley [1886-1959]
  2. John Percival Foxley [1886-1924]
  3. Arthur William Foxley [1888-1977]
  4. Evelyn Foxley [1890-1976]

The family lived at Ovenden Hall.

See Halifax Wounded Soldiers' Committee

Norris, William Gerald Rhodes
[1869-1938] Son of Rev William Arthur Norris.

Born in Oaksey, Wiltshire.

He was a bank cashier [1901].

In [Q2] 1910, he married Muriel Elam Crossley in Rugby.


Muriel was the daughter of Louis John Crossley
 

The family lived at

They lived at The Cottage, Crayke, Yorkshire [around 1938].

He died 6th April 1938.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £17,114 9/9d [Resworn £17,246 13/11d]. Probate was granted to his widow Muriel and Edward Wallace Norris.

Muriel died in Huddersfield [Q3 1968] (aged 94) 

Norris, William John
[1790-1853] Born in Halifax.

Son of William Norris.

He was partner in William John Norris & Brothers / Tory candidate for Halifax [1839].

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

On 7th April 1814, he married (1) Elizabeth Holdsworth [1793-1824] at St John the Baptist, Wakefield.

Children:

  1. William Quartus [1814-1819]
  2. Elizabeth [1816-1816]
  3. Sarah Ann [1817-1817]
  4. Harriet [1818-1902]
  5. Eliza Holdsworth [1819-1887]
  6. Sarah [1822-1874]
  7. Anne [1823-1826]

Elizabeth died in 1824.

On 30th November 1825, he married (2) Ellen Horsfall [1790-1838] in Huddersfield.


Ellen was the eldest daughter of John Horsfall of Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield, magistrate
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1827-1860]

The family lived at

  • St John's House, Halifax [1835]
  • Radwell House, Baldock, Hertfordshire [1838]
  • Clifton, Gloucestershire [1840s]
  • Clifton Wood House, Clifton, Gloucestershire [1851]

Ellen died 25th June 1838 Living with William John [in 1851] was Hannah Horsfall [b 1794] sister-in-law

William John died in Clifton, Gloucestershire [1852]

 

The Norris family of Ovenden
See Rev William Foxley Norris and Ovenden Hall

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



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