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Mr Oates [18??-1???]
Alfred Oates [1837-1???]
Arthur Donald Oates [1861-1926]
Arthur E. Oates [1893-1917]
Brian Oates [14??-15??]
Charles Oates [1879-19??]
Charlotte Oates [1856-1900]
Daniel Oates [1816-1894]
Donald Oates [19??-19??]
Edward Hawksley Oates [1824-1854]
Edwin Oates [1885-1944]
Edwin James Oates [1859-1911]
Esther Oates [1632-1692]
Frances Oates [1689-1770]
George Oates [1816-1890]
George Edward Oates [1889-1967]
George Harry Oates [18??-18??]
George Henry Oates [18??-18??]
George Leslie Oates [1899-1918]
Griffin Oates [1868-19??]
Harry Oates [1899-1918]
Henry Oates [1816-1895]
Henry Oates [1825-1867]
Henry Oates [1840-1910]
Henry Oates [1882-1927]
Herbert Oates [1853-1889]
Hiram Oates [1825-1887]
Holland Oates [1868-1919]
Isaac Oates [1610-1642]
James Oates [1657-1695]
James Oates [1790-1834]
James Oates [1855-19??]
James Daniel Oates [1833-1908]
James Edgar Oates [1864-19??]
James Holroyd Oates [1822-1900]
Joe Oates [1850-1911]
John Oates [1???-18??]
John Oates [1759-1818]
John Oates [1793-1831]
John Oates [1811-1885]
John Oates [1819-1???]
John Oates [1826-19??]
John Edwin Oates [1820-1869]
John Henry Oates [1855-1921]
John Holland Oates [1901-1961]
John Richard Oates [1861-1928]
Joseph Oates [1792-1833]
Joseph Oates [18??-18??]
Joseph Oates [1812-1886]
Joseph Oates [1821-1???]
Joseph Oates [1822-1872]
Joseph Oates [1850-1892]
Kenneth Oates [1923-1944]
Luke Oates [1839-1906]
Matthew Oates [17??-17??]
Matthew Oates [1795-1861]
Phoebe Oates [1654-1709]
Richard Oates [1806-1871]
Ronald Oates [1914-1944]
Ryburne Oates [1884-1934]
Samuel Oates [1857-19??]
Samuel Johnson Oates [1???-1???]
Squire Oates [1909-1944]
Thomas Oates [13??-1???]
Thomas Oates [16??-16??]
Thomas Oates [1833-1???]
Walter Oates [1889-1918]
Walter Holroyd Oates [1851-1911]
William Oates [1???-1941]
William Oates [1808-1874]
William Oates [1865-1922] 


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

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child who died young
  4. William
  5. Taylor [b 1867]
  6. Herbert [b 1874]
  7. Lily Maria [b 1877]

Many family members were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Oates, Alfred
[1837-1???] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver & beer house keeper at the Rock, Southowram [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a delver [1891]

On 9th September 1860, he (possibly) married Ann Bradley from Ripon, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Richard
  2. Izet [b 1864] who married [1890] George Alfred Barmby
  3. Squire [b 1867]
  4. Arthur [b 1869]
  5. Ann F [b 1872]

The family lived at

Oates, Arthur Donald
[1861-1926] JP.

Son of Henry Oates.

In the 1880s, he joined the worsted spinning business of his brother, Edwin James Oates, as Oates Brothers.

He never married.

Their younger sister Emma Eliza kept house for him and his brother Edwin James.

They lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1905].

He owned South Royde, Halifax at the time of his death.

In 1911, he and his sister Emma gave Bermerside to the town in memory of their late brother Edwin James. In addition £4,000 was set aside to start a convalescent home and form part of the Oates Trust Fund.

He died 6th August 1926 [aged 65].

There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, Arthur E.
[1893-1917] Of 67 Savile Park Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Passchendaele [9th October 1917] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Oates, Brian
[14??-15??] Of Halifax. He established Brian Oates's Charity.

He married Elesabeth Peck from Wakefield.

In 1529, a Brian Oates of Halifax left his Kendall jacket to John Firth

Oates, Charles
[1879-19??] Aka Charlie.

Son of Joe Oates

He was a quarryman of The Royd, Southowram [1904] / (possibly) a partner in Oates & Taylor / a delver (employer) [1911].

On 5th April 1904, he married Annie Taylor [1883-1939] at St Anne's Church, Southowram.


Annie was the daughter of Thomas Henry Taylor
 

Children:

  1. Leonard [b 1905]
  2. Henry [b 1906]
  3. Joe [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • The Royd, 45 Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1932]

Charlie died at Storthes Hall [29th January 1932] (aged 56).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,721 5/7d.

Administration was granted to his widow Annie.

Annie died in 1939 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Oates, Charlotte
[1856-1900] The Norwood Green Poet

Oates, Daniel
[1816-1894] Father of the Norwood Green Poet, Charlotte Oates.

Oates, Donald
[19??-19??] Partner in Oates & Green and George Greenwood & Sons

Oates, Edward Hawksley
[1824-1854] Son of Frances & George Oates, bookseller.

Born in Sheffield [11th June 1824].

In November 1850, he, his parents & siblings were living in Charleston, America.

He was a clerk [1850] / a merchant of Lochbie, Marion County, Florida, USA.

On 2nd November 1852, he married Elizabeth Leighton at Zion Chapel, Heanor, Derbyshire.

He died in Florida [26th February 1854].

In August 1865, Elizabeth married Joseph Crossley

Oates, Edwin
[1885-1944] Son of Joe Oates.

In 1932, he married Frances Ella Boothman in Halifax.

They lived at Royds Mount, Southowram [1944].

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Oates, Edwin James
[1859-1911] Son of Henry Oates.

In 1880, he began business as a worsted spinner at Ryburne Mills, Halifax. Shortly afterwards, he was joined by his brother, Arthur Donald Oates, to established Oates Brothers.

He never married.

Their younger sister Emma Eliza kept house for him and his brother Arthur Donald.

They lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1905].

He died 2nd January 1911.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

On 5th April 1911, his brother Arthur Donald and sister Emma gave Bermerside to the town in his memory There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, Esther
[1632-1692] Or Hester.

Only child of Isaac Oates and heiress of the Oates family.

She was orphaned in 1642.

She married her second cousin, Samuel Lister.

Heywood records


Mrs Esther Lister of Shipden Hall died in bed by her husband 26th January 1677. Age 60
 


Question: Can anyone explain the Heywood comment? Was this another Esther Lister [1617-1677]?

 

Oates, Frances
[1689-1770] Daughter of James Oates of Murgatroyd and East Riddlesden.

She married (1) John Furness.

After John's death in 1717, she married (2) Gabetis Norton from Sawley [or Sallay].

She died 29th June 1770 [aged 81]

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

Oates, George
[1816-1890] Son of Joseph Oates.

He was a plasterer, then a bricklayer.

He and his brother, Hiram, and their families, moved to live in Hull.

He died in Hull

Oates, George Edward
[1889-1967] Born in Wakefield

He was landlord of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1939, 1940].

In 1915, he married Adelaide Ackroyd in Halifax.


Adelaide was born in Halifax
 

George Edward died in Calder District [Q3 1967] (aged 78) 

Oates, George Harry
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Stott's Arms, Brighouse [1874]

Oates, George Henry
[18??-18??] Ironmonger at Brighouse.

In May 1861, he was declared bankrupt

Oates, George Leslie
[1899-1918] Son of Clara & George Arthur Oates of 35 Glen Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [21st March 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Oates, Gilbert

Oates, Griffin
[1868-19??] Son of Mary Griffin & Thomas Oates.

In the 1871 census, was Mary Griffin [1841-1???] who was said to be

kept by Thomas Oates

and is listed with 6 children, one of whom was Oates Griffin, at Royd, Southowram.

In 1881, Mary and children were at 64 New Street, Southowram.

He was landlord of the Who could a' thowt it, Southowram [1901]. He left – and Henry Kaye took over – but Oates returned shortly afterwards.

He married Lily [1866-1907]

Oates, Harry
[1899-1918] Illegitimate son of Harriett Oates [1875-1945] of 23 Applehouse Terrace, Luddendenfoot.

Born in Luddenden / Midgley [7th July 1899].

Baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden [14th December 1904].

He was employed by Thomas Kershaw, coal merchant.

He lived at Stocks Lane, Luddenden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [3rd September 1918] after only 2 days at the Front.

He was buried at the Targelle Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain [G 16].

He is remembered on Luddenden Working Men's Club Roll of Honour, on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Oates, Henry
[1816-1895] Son of James Oates.

He was a leather merchant in Halifax.

He and his brother James Holroyd established the leather business of Oates & Company.

Later generations of the family followed him into the leather business.

Around 1845, he married Jane Milne [1820-1875].


Jane was the daughter of John Rayner
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1844-1924] who married Alfred Ramsden
  2. Annie Elizabeth [1848-1925] who married William Bateman
  3. Walter Holroyd
  4. Emma Eliza [1854-1930] who never married
  5. John Henry
  6. Edwin James
  7. Arthur Donald

The family lived at Prospect House, Halifax [1872, 1895]

Jane died 11th February 1875.

Henry died 18th March 1895.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Oates, Henry
[1825-1867] He was a tobacconist at 9 Northgate, Halifax [1867].

He died 16th March 1867 (aged 42).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 9 C]

Oates, Henry
[1840-1910] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone merchant employing 18 men [1871] / a stone quarryman [1881] / a partner in Rothwell & Oates / a partner in Oates & Smith [until 1874] / a stone dresser [1891] / a stone merchant (employer) [1901].

On 10th November 1863, he married Mary Rothwell [1841-1916] at Goodshaw, Lancashire.


Mary was the daughter of Richard Rothwell
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1866]
  2. Emily [b 1869]
  3. Herbert [b 1870]
  4. Jane [b 1873]
  5. Annie [b 1877]
  6. Nellie [b 1880]
  7. Bertha [b 1882]
  8. Mary [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • Hill Top, Southowram [1871]
  • St Annes, Southowram [1881]
  • Hove Edge, Brighouse [1891]
  • 63 Half House Lane, Brighouse [1901, 1910, 1916]

Living with them [in 1871] were boarders George Rothwell [aged 25] (Mary's brother, a wheelwright, born Crawshawbooth) and John Rothwell [aged 22] (probably another brother).

Still living with them [in 1881] was boarder John Rothwell [b  1849] (an unemployed stone quarryman).

Henry and Mary were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Oates, Henry
[1882-1927] Son of John Henry Oates.

He went into the family leather business set up by his paternal grandfather Henry.

In 1906, he married Agnes Bairstow from Illingworth.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave

Oates, Herbert
[1853-1889] Son of Joseph Oates.

Born in Halifax.

He was a hairdresser [1871, 1878, 1881].

In 1873, he married (1) Julia Ann Rigg [1852-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1874]

In 1878, he married (2) Mary Hannah Murgatroyd [1856-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah came from Northowram.

She was the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Murgatroyd and stepdaughter of Abraham Tidswell

 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1878] who was a barber's apprentice [1891], a brass finisher [1901]
  2. Ethel Harriet [b 1880] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  3. Bertha Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  4. Annie Margaret [b 1884] who was a stocking knitter [1901], a carpet mender [1911]
  5. Gertrude Mary [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a carpet setter [1911]


A son Arthur Edward Oates was born in 1893 and baptised at All Souls', Haley Hill, Halifax in 1895: mother Mary Hannah Oates of 14 Newtown; father not recorded.

He was a wood cutter [1911]

 

The family lived at 5 Charles Street, Halifax [1881].

In 1891, the widowed Mary Hannah (living on own means) and family were at the Barracks Tavern, 13 Charles Street, Halifax, with 26 lodgers.

In 1891, daughter Bertha was living at 14 New Town, Northowram, with her widowed grandmother Elizabeth Tidswell [aged 64] and a monthly nurse Elizabeth Fox [aged 59].

In 1901, the family were living at 14 Newtown, Halifax with Mary Hannah's mother Elizabeth Tidswell [aged 74].

In 1911, the family were living at 34 Fern Street, Halifax, and with them was granddaughter Nora Oates [aged 9]

Oates, Hiram
[1825-1887] Son of Joseph Oates.

He was a plasterer, then a bricklayer.

He and his brother, George, and their families, moved to live in Hull.

He was involved in the construction of Hull Royal Infirmary.

He died in Cottingham

Oates, Holland
[1868-1919] He was a picture framer [1911] / painter.

He married Alice [1872-19??] from Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Children:

  1. John Holland
  2. Alfred Reginald [b 1903]
  3. Harry Esley [b 1910]

The family lived at

Oates, Isaac
[1610-1642] Son of James Oates by his first marriage.

He married Susan Drake from Shibden.

Children:

  1. Esther

Oates, James

Oates, James
[1657-1695] Son and heir of James Oates by his second marriage.

He married Susannah Murgatroyd.


Susannah was the daughter of James Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Phoebe who died unmarried
  2. Susan who married John Dearden
  3. Frances
  4. Sarah who died in infancy

He lived at Marsh Hall, Northowram and at Murgatroyd.

He attempted to claim all the Murgatroyd properties, but the Probate Court prevented that, the legal heir being John Murgatroyd of Newlands

Oates, James
[1790-1834] He was an iron founder / brass and iron founder at Dean Clough [1829] / at Cross Hills Iron Foundry, Halifax.

On 3rd December 1805, he married Hannah Holroyd [1786-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. John
  3. Sarah Ann [1813-1895] who married Samuel Walker
  4. Henry
  5. James Holroyd
  6. Elizabeth [5th February 1818-23rd April 1876] who married John Holt
  7. (possibly) Hannah [b 1820]
  8. Maria Antoinetta [b 1825] who married William Henry Thompson

The family lived at Crib Lane, Halifax.

James died 5th August 1835

Oates, James
[1855-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a cart driver [1891] / publican at the Broad Oak, Hove Edge [1906, 1911].

In [Q2] 1877, he married Sarah Ann Mallison in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1880] who was an elementary school teacher [1911]

The family lived at Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1891].

In [Q4] 1919, a James Oates (aged 65) died in Halifax.

In 1919, Lydia Oates was landlady at the Broad Oak


Question: Does anyone know if / how Lydia & James are related?

 

Oates, James Daniel
[1833-1908] Son of Matthew Oates.

Architect

Oates, James Edgar
[1864-19??] Son of John Oates.

He was pupil teacher in elementary school [1881] / assessor of rates [1891] / local assessor of taxes [1901] / Overseer at Prospect House, Southowram [1905] / incorporated insurance broker and estate agent at 10 Harrison Road, Halifax [1919].

In 1896, he married Emily Mallinson [1865-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dorothy [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Law Lane, Southowram [1871]
  • Prospect Row, Southowram (Withinfields/Law Lane area) [1881]
  • Prospect House, Southowram [1891]

Oates, James Holroyd
[1822-1900] Son of James Oates.

His two elder brothers Richard and John went into the iron foundry business, and initially James appears to join them. At the time of his marriage he is recorded as a bookkeeper (possibly)  at the iron foundry.

Later he decides to join up with brother Henry to form Oates & Company. In 1869, he left the partnership.

In 1871, he was a retired leather merchant [aged 49].

In 18??, he married Jane Johnson.

Children:

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

The family lived at 61 Rhodes Street, Halifax

Oates, Joan

Oates, Joe
[1850-1911] Son of Joseph Oates.

He was a quarryman [1881] / a stone delver [1891] / a farmer/quarry owner (own account) [1901] / partner in Joe Oates & Sons / (possibly) a partner in Oates & Taylor.

In 1872, he married Grace Cockroft.

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1873]
  2. George H [b 1875]
  3. Gertrude [b 1877] who married Green Hill
  4. Charles
  5. Ernest [b 1880]
  6. Edwin

The family lived at

He died in an accident at his quarry. On 21st January 1911, the inquest was reported in a local paper

Joe Oates (60) Quarry Owner of The Royd, Southowram was killed in his own quarry. Joe Oates was described at the inquest as a Master Quarryman. The quarry which adjoined his house was a small one, owned by him and worked by himself, 3 sons and 2 labourers. The death occurred due to a fall of shale whilst they were trying to work a bed of stone. Mr Oates was buried under 3 feet of shale and had a broken back and two broken legs. HM Factory Inspector said that this was one of the worst cases he had known from personal risk and for the sake of the living it was time that the regulations for those working in such places were more strictly observed

Oates, John
[1???-18??] He was a tenant at Pump Farm, Southowram in the time of Anne Lister,

In her journals, Anne Lister tells how he was

a self-taught optician and amateur scientist and made mathematical and optical instruments

Oates, John
[1759-1818] Son of Matthew Oates.

He inherited his father's stone quarries, and became a quarry owner, and lime and stone merchant at Salterhebble. He was listed as a slate-merchant at Salterhebble [1809].

He married (1) Mary Fielden/Fielding.

Children:

  1. Joseph

In 1792, he married (2) Ann Stubbs at Pannal.

Children:

  1. a daughter
  2. John
  3. a daughter
  4. Matthew
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child
  13. child
  14. Charles [1815-1898] who was a chemist and druggist at Huddersfield [1838-1890]

Oates, John
[1793-1831] Son of John Oates.

Born in Salterhebble.

He may have trained in Manchester. He became an architect and did much work on churches.

In 1819, he went into partnership with Thomas Pickersgill and his brother Matthew Oates as Oates, Pickersgill & Oates.

One of Oates's pupils – Joseph Aloysius Hansom – patented the Hansom Cab.

He was well-known for his Gothic style, and worked on several local buildings, including Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, New Rooms, Halifax, Rishworth Grammar School, St James's Church, Halifax, (possibly) Holy Trinity Church, Halifax, Sowerby Vicarage [1827], All Saints' Church, Paddock, St Paul's Church, Huddersfield, and Huddersfield Infirmary

On 1st January 1816, he married Mary Chapman [1796-1871] at Manchester.

Children:

  1. Ellen

He was at 7 Union street, Halifax [1822].

He died during a cholera epidemic. After his death, his brother, Matthew Oates and Thomas Pickersgill completed his work – see Pickersgill & Oates.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Paddock, Huddersfield which he designed and built. His epitaph reads:

Here lie the remains of John Oates of Springwood, Architect, who died May 16 1831 in the 37th year of his age. In private life he was a kind husband an affectionate father and a sincere friend. Under his superintendence the Infirmary and St Paul's Church, Huddersfield and this adjoining church were built

Mary was buried alongside her husband

Oates, John
[1811-1885] Son of James Oates.

He joined his father and brother Richard in the iron foundry.

He never married.

In 1871, he was living with brother Richard and his wife Hannah at 31 North Parade, Halifax.

After Richard's death [1871], John continues to live at North Parade with his widowed sister-in-law Hannah.

He died 10th August 1885 [aged 74].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon with his brother Henry

There is a memorial to him in Christ Church, Pellon alongside the family of Henry Oates

Oates, John
[1819-1???] He was a mason [1871].

He married Elizabeth [1820-1???]


Elizabeth was a picker [1871]
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [1841-1918] who married (1) William Crossley and (2) Abraham Parker

The family lived at Little Woodhouse, Rastrick [1871]

Oates, John
[1826-19??] He was collector of rates and taxes [1871] / Assistant Overseer at Prospect Row, Southowram [1881] / Assistant Overseer of the Poor [1891]

In 1852, he married Sarah Womersley [1832-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1856]
  2. James Edgar [b 1864]
  3. Emily Annie [1866-1937] who married John Farrar
  4. Louis John [b 1870] who was a bank cashier [1891]

The family lived at Prospect House, Southowram [1895]

Oates, John Edwin
[1820-1869] Son of Matthew Oates.

Architect. He was in partnership with his father, as Matthew Oates & Son, until 1850.

He designed the Freemasons' Hall, Halifax

Oates, John Henry
[1855-1921] Son of Henry Oates.

Born 12th November 1855.

He went into the leather business, like others in his family.

He was Treasurer for the United Methodists in Halifax [1913].

On 30th March 1880, he married Sarah Ann Hodgson at Hanover Chapel, Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of Edwin Hodgson
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [1881-1923] who married James John Glendinning
  2. Henry
  3. Ryburne
  4. Annie [1887-1960] who married James Nicholl Bates
  5. Jane Milne [1888-1914] who married Arnold Lewin

The family lived at Aysgarth, Skircoat Green [1913, 1921].

John Henry died at Aysgarth [10th March 1921].

Members of the family were buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave.

Oates, John Holland
[1901-1961] Of Lightcliffe.

Son of Holland Oates.

He was vice-chairman of Bulmer & Lumb (Holdings) Limited at Wibsey.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £50,564

Oates, John Richard
[1861-1928] Son of Alfred Oates.

He was a stone merchant (employer); [1901] / a quarry owner and stone merchant at Birks Royd Quarry, Southowram [1905].

On 7th July 1883, he married Emily Kershaw [1861-1823] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred [b 1884]
  2. Laura Ann [1886-1908]
  3. Benny [b 1887]
  4. Leonard [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1891]
  • Church Lane, Southowram [1901]
  • 22 Church Lane, Southowram [1908]
  • Inglewood, Hove Edge [1928]

Emily died 28th December 1923.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Oates, Joseph
[1792-1833] (Possibly) son of John Oates.

Architect and surveyor.

in 1815, he (possibly) married Martha Burley Farrar at Hartshead Church.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Hiram
  3. Fanny
  4. Olive [b 1834] who married [1851] Mark Coates

The family lived at Martin's Court, Halifax [1829].

He died 19th February 1833

Oates, Joseph
[18??-18??] Stone merchant at Southowram [1874]

Oates, Joseph
[1812-1886] He was a delver [1841] / a master delver employing 5 men [1851] / a stone merchant employing 8 men [1871].

On 25th December 1831, he married Izet Kitchen [1813-1897] in Halifax. In census returns and other sources, her name is written Izet, Iset, Isetta and Izetta.

Children:

  1. Thomas Hemingway [b 1832]
  2. Alfred
  3. Luke [b 1839] who married [1861] Elizabeth Dargue
  4. Henry
  5. James [b 1846]
  6. Ann [b 1847]
  7. Abraham [b 1848] who (possibly) married Emily Broomhead
  8. Joe
  9. John [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • Chapel & Brier, Southowram [1841]
  • Chapel (Chapel Lane?) Southowram [1851]
  • Hill Top, Southowram [1871, 1881]
  • Thorn Tree Cottage, Southowram [1886, 1891]

Oates, Joseph
[1821-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer [1861, 1871].

He married Eliza [1822-1???].

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1851]
  2. Herbert
  3. William [b 1856] who was a factory hand [1871]

The family lived at

  • 4 Causeway, Halifax [1861]
  • 5 Charles Street, Halifax [1871]

Oates, Joseph
[1822-1872] He was landlord of the Friendly, Ovenden [1851].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [1 O 7]

Oates, Joseph
[1850-1892] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler-maker.

In 1878, he married Jane Swain [1856-1903] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Halifax
 

They lived at 4 James Court, Range Bank, Halifax [1892]

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [8 7]

Oates, Kenneth
[1923-1944] Son of Lillian Maud & Richard Henry Oates of Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he served as a Sick Berth Attendant with the Royal Navy aboard the shore station HMS Lanka, Ceylon.

He died 12th February 1944 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial [87 1], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Oates, Luke
[1839-1906] Son of William Oates.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone mason [1861].

On 28th July 1861, he married Elizabeth Dargue in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Brighouse, the daughter of Samuel Dargue
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [b 1862]
  2. William [1866-1922]
  3. Sarah [1868-1879]
  4. Alice [b 1872]
  5. Samuel [b 1877]
  6. Ernest [1879-1882]
  7. Edgar [1882-1927]
  8. Elizabeth [1885-1886]

Luke died at Brookfoot Lane [24th July 1906].

Elizabeth died at Brookfoot Lane [30th April 1912].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [N 46]

Oates, Matthew
[17??-17??] Son of Joseph Oates, a stone mason.

He had stone quarries at Southowram and started a stone delving business in 1787.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Oates, Matthew
[1795-1861] Son of John Oates and brother of John Oates.

He worked in his father's lime business [1814]. In 1822, he was running a boarding school at Wakefield.

Architect who worked with his brother and later practised in York with Thomas Pickersgill [1830]. Partner in Matthew Oates & Son [1850].

In 1814, he married Ann Hogg [1792-18??] from Brotherton.

Children:

  1. John Edwin
  2. James Daniel
  3. child
  4. child
  5. Ann [b 1823]

His widow, Ann, was elected to the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institution [1870].

See North Bridge, Halifax

Oates, Phoebe
[1654-1709] Daughter of James Oates of Lands Head, Northowram.

She married Thomas Holdsworth.

She died on 12th October 1709, 4 months after her husband at Ashday Hall, Southowram.

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

Oates, Richard
[1806-1871] Son of James Oates.

He joined his father and brother John in the iron foundry.

He married Hannah.

They lived at 31 North Parade, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was his brother John.

After Richard's death, John continued to live at North Parade with his widowed sister-in-law

Oates, Ronald
[1914-1944] Son of Elizabeth & William Henry Oates of Halifax.

In [Q2] 1938, he married Amy Roberts in Halifax.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 22nd Dragoons Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 21st August 1944 (aged 30).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3A 89].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Oates, Ryburne
[1884-1934] Son of John Henry Oates.

He went into family leather business

He never married.

He died at Aysgarth, Skircoat Green.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in an Oates family grave

Oates, Samuel
[1857-19??] Woollen yarn merchant Of Holme Royd, Lightcliffe [1911].

He married Maria [1870-19??].

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1890] – who became an architect
  2. Doris [b 1896]
  3. Phyllis [b 1902]

Oates, Samuel Johnson
[1???-1???] He married Annie.

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1887]

See William Hartley Richardson

Oates, Squire
[1909-1944]

In [Q3] 1936, he married Eva Audley in Halifax.

They lived at 9 Clog Sole Road Slead Syke, Brighouse.

During World War II, he was Municipal Borough Fireman, N.F.S. in Stockton-on-Tees,

He was injured at Stockton-on-Tees [15th May 1944].

He died at Stockton & Thornaby Hospital [17th May 1944] (aged 35)  (Civilian Civilian War Dead) 

Oates, Thomas
[13??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1399, 1407, 1410, 1429]

Oates, Thomas
[16??-16??] He lived at Ox Heys Farm, Shelf.

He married a daughter of James Brooksbank

Oates, Thomas
[1833-1???] In 1871, he was a stone merchant living as a boarder at Royd, Southowram.

Also at Royd in 1871, was Mary Griffin [1841-1???] who was said to be

kept by Thomas Oates

and is listed with 6 children, one of whom was Oates Griffin. In 1881, Mary and children were at 64 New Street, Southowram.

Thomas was a widower, stone quarryman [1901]

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1866] who was a stone quarryman [1901]

The family lived at Clough Head, Southowram [1901]

Oates, Walter
[1889-1918] MC.

From Lightcliffe.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1906] / an architects with Jackson & Fox.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

They lived at Bayswater Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 218th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [3rd November 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Ors British Cemetery [B 35], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. He was awarded the Military Cross posthumously for


crossing the St Quentin Canal [4th October 1918]
 

Oates, Walter Holroyd
[1851-1911] Eldest son of Henry Oates.

Born 7th December 1850.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [23rd January 1851].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1864].

He took over the family leather business.

On 14th July 1905, he married Florence Nightingale Gascoigne [1857-19??] in Knaresborough.


Florence Nightingale [née King] was the widow of of Thomas John Gascoigne.

She had a son Tom Gascoigne [b 1884] by her previous marriage.

She was a hotel proprietor in Harrogate

 

He died at 111 Franklin Road, Harrogate [25th April 1911].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [27th April 1911]

Oates, William

Oates, William
[1???-1941] Of Quarry House, Northowram.

He died at Chester. His funeral was held at Coley Church

Oates, William
[1808-1874] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone dresser [1828] / a stone dresser at Brookfoot [1871].

On 15th December 1828, he married (1) Mary Bottomley [1811-1852] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Job [1833-1883] who married [Halifax 1853] Emma Wales
  2. Patience [1836-1873] who married [Dewsbury 1860] Thomas Stott
  3. Luke
  4. Grace [b 1843] who married Charles Sykes

Mary died at Brookfoot [12th April 1852].

On 2nd May 1853, he married (2) Hannah in Halifax.


Hannah, from Bradford, was the widow of Mr Barraclough
 

The family lived at Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1871].

In 1871, his daughter Grace and family were living with them.

William died in Southowram [8th March 1874].

He & Mary were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [U 10].

Hannah died at 8 Halifax Road, Brighouse [28th June 1886].

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [P 16]

Oates, William
[1865-1922] Son of Mr Oates.

Partner in Farman & Oates and Oates & Green Limited.

The family lived at Spring Head, Stump Cross [1905]

 

Oates surname
Another form of the surname is Otes

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

The name is recorded in Northowram Poll Tax returns of 1379. Richard Oates is recorded in 1695

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Oates, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Oates:


Marriages 1578, 1864, 1907, 1915; Death 1899
 




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