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Mrs Oldfield [1???-18??]
Alfred Oldfield [18??-1???]
Allan Oldfield [1895-1916]
Ambrose Oldfield [1861-1918]
Arthur Oldfield [1850-19??]
Arthur Oldfield [1898-1917]
Arthur William Oldfield [1865-1940]
Christopher Oldfield [1498-1???]
Edgar Oldfield [1885-1917]
Edward Oldfield [1860-1940]
Ernest Oldfield [1903-1964]
Fred Oldfield [1881-19??]
Fred Oldfield [1900-1953]
George Oldfield [16??-1???]
George Oldfield [18??-1???]
George Oldfield [1806-1850]
George Oldfield [1899-1918]
Henry Oldfield [18??-1???]
Herbert Oldfield [1893-1954]
Irvine Oldfield [1891-1955]
Jack Oldfield [1919-1942]
James Oldfield [17??-1770]
Jeremiah Oldfield [1850-1909]
Job Oldfield [18??-1???]
Joe Oldfield [1909-1990]
John Oldfield [14??-15??]
John Oldfield [15??-16??]
John Oldfield [1835-1???]
John Oldfield [1890-1917]
Jonathan Oldfield [16??-17??]
Jonathan Oldfield [17??-18??]
Joseph Oldfield [1859-1933]
Joseph Oldfield [1885-1958]
Lewis Oldfield [1890-1971]
Margaret Oldfield [1523-1582]
Mary Oldfield [1???-1???]
Sir Richard Oldfield [14??-15??]
Richard Jessop Oldfield [1818-1887]
Robert Edwin Oldfield [1872-1900]
Sam Oldfield [1867-1910]
Samuel Oldfield [1831-1886]
Samuel Oldfield [1858-1935]
Stephen Oldfield [18??-18??]
T. Oldfield [18??-1901]
Thomas Oldfield [1???-1???]
Thomas Oldfield [1???-18??]
Thomas Oldfield [15??-16??]
Thomas Oldfield [1838-1???]
Tom Oldfield [1853-1935]
Tom Oldfield [1862-1944]
Wilfred Oldfield [1881-1951]
William Oldfield [15??-1???]
William Lee Oldfield [18??-19??] 


Oldfield, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Oldfield, Alfred
[18??-1???] Son of Betty Vause & Richard Jessop Oldfield.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Ethel Mays [b 1880]


When Ethel Mays birth was registered, the father is shown as Alfred Oldfield Vause.

18 years later, the Vause was removed

 

Oldfield, Allan
[1895-1916] Son of Joseph Oldfield.

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / a plasterer with his uncle, B. Sutcliffe.

During World War I, he volunteered at Whitsuntide [1915], and served as a Gunner with the D Battery 175th (Staffs) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [13th February 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Erquingheim-Lys Churchyard Extension, France [I H 4], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Oldfield, Ambrose
[1861-1918] Born in Northowram.

He was an iron fettler [1897] / an iron fettler at iron foundry [1911].

On 18th December 1897, he married Clara Cordingley [1862-1922] in Halifax.


Clara was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Fred

The family lived at 50 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was Ambrose's sister Zipporah Oldfield [b 1857]

Oldfield, Arthur
[1850-19??] Of Rastrick. He was a printer. He was a technical teacher. He published A Manual of Typography.

He married Eva, daughter of John Marshall Jowett.

Children:

  1. Mabel / Maisie [b 1877]
  2. Lillian / Lily 1878
  3. Elsie [b 1880]
  4. William [b 1882]
  5. Arthur Frank [b 1884]
  6. George Herbert [b 1889]
  7. Erie [b 1896]

Oldfield, Arthur
[1898-1917] Son of Ambrose Oldfield.

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of St Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank / a frame doffer at worsted mill [1911] / employed by Roscoe & Cockcroft.

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [9th July 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [IV O 19].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank

Oldfield, Arthur William
[1865-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Wheatley Wells, Wheatley [1901, 1905, 1911].

In 1888, he married Mary Jane Spence [1869-1912] in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Ripon
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [1888-1978] who was a blouse machinist [1911] and never married
  2. Harold [1890-1952] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]
  3. Ada [1891-1894]
  4. Herbert
  5. Edith [1895-1948] who was a comb minder [1911] & married [1921] James McDonald
  6. Minnie [1897-1940] who was a bowler (dye works) [1911] & married [1921] William Burrows
  7. George
  8. May [1900-1982] who married [1924] Walter Liley
  9. Florence [1902-1990] who married [1931] Robert Mallinson
  10. James [1903-1962]
  11. Marion [1907-1940] who married [1931] Frank Bull

The children were born in Wheatley.

The family lived at 3 South Parade, Halifax [1918].

Son George died in World War I

Oldfield, Christopher
[1498-1???] Of Halifax.

In 1522, he married Miss Mawde in Northowram.

Children:

  1. Margaret

Oldfield, Edgar
[1885-1917] Son of Jeremiah Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [16th Oct 1885].

He was working in a dye works [1911] / employed by Armitage & Sons at West End Dye Works, Halifax.

In 1911, he was living with his brother Fred at 21 Whitby Street, Gibbet Street.

On 5th February 1914, he married Annie Maria Bottomley [1888-1963] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.

They had no children.

They lived at 19 Arnold Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [October 1916], and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Border Regiment.

He was killed in action [10th July 1917] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium, on a memorial in St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Oldfield, Edward
[1860-1940] Son of Samuel Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [8th August 1860].

He married Hannah Sutcliffe [1862-1918].


Hannah was born in Halifax [24th June 1862]
 

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Emma [19 Aug 1886-1951] who married Arthur Johnson [1886-1949]
  3. Lewis

Hannah died in Halifax [December 1918].

Edward died in Upper Agbrigg, Yorkshire [June 1940]

Oldfield, Ernest
[1903-1964] Son of Joseph Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [April 1903].

In [Q4] 1926, he married Susannah Bottomley [1906-1988] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Halifax [1st February 1906]
 

Ernest died in Halifax [December 1964].

Susannah died in Halifax [31st December 1988]

Oldfield, Fred
[1881-19??] Son of Jeremiah Oldfield.

Born in Halifax.

In 1911, he was living with his brother Edgar at 21 Whitby Street, Gibbet Street.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He was invalided home and discharged [30th November 1917] suffering with Nephritis

Oldfield, Fred
[1900-1953] Son of Ambrose Oldfield.

Born in Halifax.

In 1923, he married Alice Green [1898-1963] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Jean E [b 1926]
  2. Kenneth [b 1931]

Oldfield, George
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1697]

Oldfield, George
[18??-1???] Of Erringden.

Son of Richard Oldfield, warp dresser.

He was a tenter in a cotton mill [1861].

On 30th March 1861, he married Fanny Crowther at St John's Church, Cragg Vale.


Fanny, a power loom weaver (cotton) of Sowerby, was the daughter of Joseph Crowther, clerk
 

Oldfield, George
[1806-1850] A carpet weaver of Halifax. He had a wife and 7 children.

He had been greatly depressed for some time. On 23rd September 1850, he went out in the morning and cut his throat with a razor. His body was found by a boy who was walking through a field at New Bank, Halifax.

His wife was pregnant at the time, and the shock of his death brought on their 8th child

Oldfield, George
[1899-1918] Son of Arthur William Oldfield.

Born in Wheatley.

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist Church & Sunday School / employed by Davis, Gordon & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [27th May 1918] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Oldfield, Henry
[18??-1???]

In 1862, he married Sarah Fry in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Robert Fry
 

Sarah died 2nd August 1907 (aged 68).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3528]

Oldfield, Herbert
[1893-1954] Son of Arthur William Oldfield.

He was a member of Wheatley Wesleyan Methodist Church / a dyer's labourer [1911] / a commercial traveller (textiles) of 32 Wheatley Road, Halifax [1916] / employed by Pawson's warehouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1916], and served as a Private / machine gunner with the West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was sent to France [January 1917], and was reported missing [3rd May 1917].

He was later reported to be a POW in Dulmen, Germany.

He survived the War and returned to England [January 1919].

He died in 1954.

His brother George was killed in the War

Oldfield, Irvine
[1891-1955] Son of Joseph Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [July 1891].

He was a cloth finisher [1911].

He married Rose Shearing [1890-1954].


Rose was born in Bethnal Green, London
 

Children:

  1. Sylvia [1st April 1928-November 1996] who married John Fox
  2. Joyce [17th April 1931-9th October 1987]

Rose died in Halifax [June 1954].

Irvine died in Halifax [June 1955]

Oldfield, Jack
[1919-1942] Son of Ethel & Herbert Oldfield of Back Brinton Terrace, Halifax.

He was educated at St Augustine's School / a weaving overlooker for John Carter Limited at Adelaide Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 233rd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was evacuated from Dunkirk.

He was killed in action [29th June 1942] (aged 23).

He was buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt [XXIII C 2-14].

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

Oldfield, James
[17??-1770] Of Warley House. He was a founder member and a precentor of Booth Independent Church.

In 1769, he was charged with clipping and diminishing coins. He was imprisoned at York [9th September 1769].

On 6th April 1770, he was sentenced to death along with David Hartley and William Varley.

Along with David Hartley, he was hanged at the Tyburn, York, at 2:30 pm on Saturday, 28th April 1770 for

impairing, diminishing and lightening guineas

The records state that

They were detected at Halifax, and died penitent, acknowledging the justice of the sentence passed upon them

Rev James Crossley published a pamphlet based on a sermon entitled

God's indignation against sin

which he preached on Oldfield's death

Oldfield, Jeremiah
[1850-1909] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1875].

On 2nd October 1875, he married Elizabeth Bird [1847-1907] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1879]
  2. Fred
  3. Edgar

The children were born in Halifax.

Sons Fred & Edgar served in World War I. Edgar died in the War

Oldfield, Job
[18??-1???] Worsted spinner. He was a tenant at Dam Head Mill, Shibden [1870]

Oldfield, Joe
[1909-1990] Son of Joseph Oldfield.

Born in Greetland [31st October 1909].

He married Ada Wiggins [1910-1981].


Ada was born in Wombwell, Yorkshire [30/5/1910]
 

Children:

  1. John Trevor [1937-1939]
  2. David [b 1942] who married Susan Elizabeth Ball [b 1944]
  3. Betty [b 1946] who married Martyn Chorlton

Ada died in Huddersfield [June 1981].

Joe died in Crimble, Slaithwaite [13th June 1990]

Oldfield, John
[14??-15??] He owned land and property at Luddenden / Luddendenfoot, including Magson House, Luddendenfoot [1491], Roebucks, and Greystones

He married Isabell.

Children:

  1. William

Oldfield, John
[15??-16??] Of Magson House, Luddendenfoot.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christopher

In 1593, they were involved in a dispute about timber at Roebucks.

In 1595, he sold the house to Richard Midgley

Oldfield, John
[1835-1???] Landlord of the Reindeer Hotel, Halifax [1881, 1891, 1897]

Oldfield, John
[1890-1917] Son of Samuel Oldfield.

Born in Macclesfield.

He was a cotton weaver in Todmorden [1911].

On 22nd September 1915, he married Ethel Phillips at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Ethel was the daughter of John Phillips
 

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th September 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium [XLVIII F 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

On 20th December 1919, Ethel married (2) George Simpson at Christ Church, Todmorden

Oldfield, Jonathan
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1712]

Oldfield, Jonathan
[17??-18??] Surgeon of Halifax.

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1792].

He married Mary [1730-1790].

Mary was buried at Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on her memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Oldfield, Joseph
[1859-1933] Son of Samuel Oldfield.

Born in King Cross, Halifax.

He was a labourer of Brandy Hole, Greetland [1890] / a dyer's labourer [1891] / a waste dealer's labourer [1901] / a labourer [1911].

On 9th August 1890, he married Lucy Sutcliffe [1865-1931] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lucy, of West Vale, was born in Stainland [8th June 1865], the daughter of Howarth Sutcliffe, night watchman
 

Children:

  1. Irvine
  2. Harry [1893-1911] who was a canvasser (clothing) [1911]
  3. Allan
  4. Norman [1898-1908]
  5. Emma [1900-1904]
  6. Ernest

The family lived at

  • Cross Hill, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • 7 John Street, Elland [1901]
  • 22 Turnpike Street, Elland [1911]

Lucy died in Halifax [1931].

Joseph died in Huddersfield [1933]

Oldfield, Joseph
[1885-1958] Son of Edward Oldfield.

Born in Halifax.

He married Harriet Laycock [1888-1983].


Harriet was born in Castleford, Yorkshire [8th January 1888]
 

Children:

  1. Joe

Joe died in Upper Agbrigg, Yorkshire [June 1968]

Harriet died in Huddersfield [September 1983]

Oldfield, Lewis
[1890-1971] Son of Edward Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [14th July 1890].

He married Lydia Cheshire [1893-1976].


Lydia was born in Pontefract [January 1893]
 

They emigrated to the US

Children:

  1. Ruth Amelia [b Dracut, Massachusetts 1930-2014]

Lewis died in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts [November 1971]

Lydia died in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts [February 1976]

Oldfield, Margaret
[1523-1582] Of Halifax. Daughter of Christopher Oldfield.

In 1540, she married (1) Richard Saltonstall.

Richard died in 1545.

In 1547, she married (2) Richard Barstow.

She died in Halifax [18th September 1582]

Oldfield, Mary
[1???-1???] Or Marie. Daughter Of Thomas Oldfield.

She married James Murgatroyd, her second cousin.

See The Oldfield family

Oldfield, Sir Richard
[14??-15??] Chaplain at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1527].

Recorded on 6th June 1527 when he witnessed the will of Richard Ryding

Oldfield, Richard Jessop
[1818-1887]

In 1848, he married Elizabeth Hudson.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Joseph Hudson
 

Elizabeth was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse. Later, Richard was living with, and claimed to be married to, Elizabeth Vause [1822-1880], though no marriage record has been found.

Children:

  1. Alfred

Elizabeth died after falling down stairs at home [2nd January 1880] (aged 58).

He died in Dewsbury [Q4 1887].

Oldfield, Robert Edwin
[1872-1900] Of 5 Mount Street West, Pellon.

Born in Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of enteric fever in hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa [7th June 1900] (aged 28).

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

Oldfield, Sam
[1867-1910] Son of Samuel Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [January 1867].

He married Emily Greenwood [1869-1933].


Emily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Emily Louisa [1889-1916] who married Kinninmont Robinson
  2. Cecelia [1891-1972] who married Thomas Bernard Membrey [1895-1956]
  3. Elizabeth Eleanor [1893-1920] who married Fred Proud [1891-1939]
  4. Clara [1895-1958] who married John Thomas Walker [1895-1969]
  5. Florence M [1898-1995] who married Fred Bedford [1895-1963]
  6. Ann [1905-1974] who married Harold Greenaway [1897-1967]

Emily died in Halifax [September 1933]

Oldfield, Samuel
[1831-1886] Born in Skircoat.

He was a policeman [1861] / a warehouseman [1871-1886] / a yarn packer [1886].

On 25th August 1851, he married Ann Crawshaw [1830-1900] at Hanover Chapel, Halifax.

Children:

  1. Tom
  2. Elizabeth Eleanor / Elizabeth Ellen [1860-1931] who married Alfred Ineson
  3. Joseph
  4. Edward
  5. Margaret [1862-1936] who married Ehud Hesselden
  6. Mary Jane [1864-1930] who married Thomas Henry Laycock
  7. Sam
  8. Amelia [1871-1939] who married James Lithgow Bannister

The family lived at

  • Back Lane, Haigh (?) Street, Skircoat [1861]
  • 19 Clog Yard, Halifax [1871]
  • 28 Helm Street, Skircoat [1881, 1886]

Samuel died in Halifax [22nd January 1886].

He was buried in Halifax [25th January 1886]

Oldfield, Samuel
[1858-1935] Born in Macclesfield.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q1] 1886, he married Alice Bridge [1867-1933] in Macclesfield.


Alice was born in Macclesfield
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. child who died young [before 1911]
  5. child who died young [before 1911]
  6. child who died young [before 1911]
  7. child who died young [before 1911]
  8. John
  9. Emily [b 1897] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  10. Alfred [b 1901]
  11. Bertha [b 1907]
  12. Wilfred [b 1909]

The family lived at 22 Russell Street, Todmorden [1911]

Oldfield, Stephen
[18??-18??] Biscuit manufacturer at Sunderland Street, Halifax.

He lived at 24 Mount Street, Halifax [1874]

Oldfield, T.
[18??-1901]

During the South African Wars, he served as a Sergeant with the 3rd Battalion Dragoon Guards.

He died of enteric fever at Norvalspont, South Africa [27th March 1901].

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

Oldfield, Thomas
[1???-1???] See Ellen Royde

Oldfield, Thomas
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Warley [1835]

Oldfield, Thomas
[15??-16??] Of Roebucks.

He married Mary, daughter of Samuel Kinge.

Children:

  1. Mary or Marie

Oldfield, Thomas
[1838-1???] of Northowram

Son of Thomas Oldfield, miner.

He was a miner [1858].

On 14th February 1858, he married Elizabeth Robertshaw [1839-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Northowram, was the daughter of James Robertshaw, mason
 

Oldfield, Tom
[1853-1935] Son of Samuel Oldfield.

Born in Halifax [July 1853].

In [Q2] 1884, he married Elizabeth Taylor [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Wolverhampton
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1886-1954] who married Joseph Holroyd
  2. Harry [b 1894]

Tom died in Halifax [March 1935]

Oldfield, Tom
[1862-1944] He worked as a pattern maker at Stirk's.

He became a partner in Oldfield & Schofield.

In 1895, he, John Keleher and Eli Green, invented a

machine for cutting meat or other foodstuffs

In 1915, he and Oldfield & Schofield, registered an invention for

improvements in and relating to machines for forming screw-threads in or upon bombs and other cylindrical bodies

He married (1) Ann Grimrod [1862-1935].

Children:

  1. Eva [1885-1911] who died of meningitis
  2. Nellie who married Ernest Cayless from Leicester
  3. Fred

The family lived at 37D Beverley Terrace, Boothtown.

Ann died in 1935.

In [Q2] 1936, he married (2) Eleanor Parsons [1897-1972] in Halifax.


Eleanor or Lena was born in Leicester [June 1897]
 

He retired in 1934.

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

After Tom's death, Eleanor went to live in Bournemouth, where she died [1972].

See Edith Heaton

Oldfield, Wilfred
[1881-1951] Born in Halifax.

He was an iron moulder [1902].

On 17th May 1902, he married Betsy Ambler in Halifax


Betsy was the daughter of
Abraham Ambler
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

The couple died in Halifax: Betsy [24th February 1915]; Wilfred [] (aged 1951) 

Oldfield, William
[15??-1???] He owned land and property in the district, including Magson House, Luddendenfoot [1576], Clough House, Sowerby, land at Boulderclough, and Over Breake, Sowerby

Oldfield, William Lee
[18??-19??] Fruit preserver and jam and marmalade maker at Sterne Mills, Copley [1905] and at Soyland [1910]

 

The Oldfield family of Warley

They lived at

Members of the family included

Oldfield surname

Richard de Holdfield is recorded at Sowerby in 1275.

The surname may have originated in the Oldfield area of Luddendenfoot.

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Oldfield, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Oldfield:


Marriages 1558, 1856, 1861, 1891, 1899, 1900, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1928; Deaths 1835, 1907
 




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