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Abraham Ormerod [1805-1888]
Abraham Ormerod [1853-1927]
Charles Ormerod [1858-1938]
Charles Jones Ormerod [1835-1906]
Clara Elizabeth Ormerod [1861-1941]
Edith Ormerod [1856-1928]
George Ormerod [18??-19??]
George Frederick Ormerod [1865-1934]
Hannah Ormerod [1846-1932]
Hanson Ormerod [1806-1890]
Hanson Ormerod [1841-1894]
Helen Jane Ormerod [1848-1926]
Herbert Ormerod [1898-1920]
Jessie Ormerod [1854-1931]
John Ormerod [17??-18??]
John Ormerod [1776-1853]
John Ormerod [1779-1826]
John Ormerod [18??-18??]
John Howorth Ormerod [1849-1894]
Mrs Martha Ormerod [18??-19??]
Peter Ormerod [15??-15??]
Peter Ormerod [1811-1884]
Reginald Ormerod [1876-1912]
Reginald Hanson Ormerod [1898-1918]
Richard Ormerod [1793-1813]
Richard Ormerod [1821-1???]
Robert Ormerod [17??-18??]
Samuel Ormerod [17??-18??]
Simon Ormerod [19??-]
Spence Ormerod [18??-19??]
Sutcliffe Ormerod [1835-1907]
Theodore Ormerod [1845-1904]
Thomas Ormerod [1840-1896]
Thomas Theodore Ormerod [1809-1879]
Vincent Ormerod [1898-1918]
Walter Ormerod [18??-1918]
William Ormerod [1???-18??]
William Ormerod [1807-1890]
William Ormerod [1851-1933]
William Henry Ormerod [1859-1915]
William Norman Ormerod [1885-1918]
Willie Ormerod [1890-1916]


Ormerod, Abraham
[1805-1888] JP.

Son of John Ormerod.

Born at Todmorden Edge [12th September 1804].

He was chairman of the Todmorden Gas Company.

He was a cotton spinner and landowner. In 1842, he built – and lived in – Ridgefoot House, Todmorden next to his Ridgefoot Mill.

On 7th July 1856, he was made a Magistrate at Todmorden.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838].

In October 1845, he married (1) Elizabeth Howorth [1820-1851] at Haslingden, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. John Howorth
  3. William [1850-1851]

Elizabeth died at Ridgefoot House, Todmorden [6th January 1851]. Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £1,000.

On 12th October 1853, he married (2) Mrs Mary Wilson (née Greenwood) [1815-1898] of Ewood House, Todmorden, at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Jessie

He died at Torquay [16th February 1888], though his grave stone gives the date 16th February 1896.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £48,170 9/5d.

Widow Mary, and daughters Jessie and Hannah all died at The Hermitage, Caton, Halton, Lancashire.

Abraham & Mary were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

In his will, Abraham directed that a medical clinic should be built as a gift to the town. In 1938, his trustees built the Abraham Ormerod Clinic on the site of Ridgefoot Mill, and presented the clinic to the town.

See Ormerod Brothers & Cheetham and Abraham Ormerod & Brothers

Ormerod, Abraham
[1853-1927] Cotton spinner and manufacturer. He lived at Stones Cottage, Walsden.

Linda Briggs says

I am fairly certain he was the other Abraham's nephew, son of his brother, Peter.

He married Susan [1845-1925]. They had no children.

He died 1st May 1927.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden in the Ormerod vault there

Ormerod, Charles
[1858-1938] Son of Charles Jones Ormerod.

Born in Rastrick.

From around 1913, he and his brother George ran Ormerod Brothers Limited.

In January 1901, he married Georgina Maude Mayfield Wilkinson [1877-1959] in Skirlaugh.


Georgina Maude, of Brighouse, was born in Wawne, daughter of a vicar
 

Children:

  1. Catherine Jane [1901-1984] who was a doctor, never married and died in Chichester
  2. Charles Maurice [1904-1993] who was a solicitor
  3. Arthur Hereward [1910-1972] who was a barrister

The children were all born in Brighouse.

The family lived at Elm Royd, Brighouse.

Around 1920, the family moved to Scarborough.

Charles died at Appleby [29th March 1938].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £51,255 12/6d to Georgina and son Arthur.

Georgina died in Petersfield Hampshire [30th July 1959].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £30,038 17/5d to their three children.

Charles and his wife were buried at Appleby, near Scarborough

Ormerod, Charles Jones
[1835-1906] Son of Hanson Ormerod.

Born in Brighouse [27th February 1835].

He was a worsted spinner [1851], a cotton spinner and a partner in Blackburn & Ormerod at Broadholme Mill, Brighouse, Ormerod & Sugden at Grove Mills, Elland, and H. & J. Sugden

He then diversified into silk spinning and was a partner in Ormerod Brothers & Cheetham and Ormerod Brothers Limited

He was a member of Brighouse Local Board [for 20 until 1893] / a shareholder in Brighouse & Rastrick Liberal Club / a member of Bridge End Chapel / a member of St Matthew's Church.

In 1860, he married Rebecca Blackburn.


Rebecca was the daughter of Thomas Blackburn
 

Children:

  1. Clara Elizabeth
  2. John Hanson [1863-1906]
  3. George
  4. Florence [1866-1948] who married Rev Charles Knapp
  5. Charles
  6. Arthur Hoyle [1869-1910]
  7. Frank [1871-1874]
  8. William [1873-1919]
  9. Mary Beatrice [b 1875] who married [20th October 1909] Major R. W. H. Jackson of Dublin, at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick
  10. Albert [b 1877] who died in childhood
  11. Hanson [1878-1960]

Many of the children became involved in Ormerod's silk spinning business.

The family lived at

He died 29th June 1906 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Ormerod, Clara Elizabeth
[1861-1941] Daughter of Charles Jones Ormerod.

She never married.

In 1911, she was living in Halifax with her brother George Frederick.

She died at Our Lady of the Vale, Bowdon, Cheshire [19th November 1941].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £16,338 5/7d to Martins Bank Limited. Probate was granted to

Ormerod, Edith
[1856-1928] Daughter of Thomas Theodore Ormerod.

In 1891, she and her sister, Helen Jane, were living on their own means in Tormoham, Devon.

Her death was registered in Newton Abbot

Ormerod, George
[18??-19??] Wheelwright at West Vale.

In February 1887, he was declared bankrupt

Ormerod, George Frederick
[1865-1934] Son of Charles Jones Ormerod.

He was a silk spinner [1911].

From around 1913, he and his brother Charles ran Ormerod Brothers Limited.

On 14th August 1896, he married Lilian Elizabeth Brown [1866-1935].


Lilian Elizabeth came from Newtown and Ashby-de-la-Zouche
 

Children:

  1. Lilian Ursula [b 1897] who married William Greasley Harrison
  2. Reginald Hanson
  3. Judith Evelyn Muriel [1900-1976] who married Louis Charles Arthur Savatard
  4. Helen Margaret [1903-1991] who married Thomas Cuthbert Allden
  5. Miriam Ruth [b 1908]

The family lived at

In 1918, he bought the Stratford Park Estate in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Around 1920, after he and Charles sold the business, he sold Ash Grove and moved to Stroud.

Both George & Lilian died in Stroud.

The family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery [D C 544].

See The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire

Ormerod, Hannah
[1846-1932] Daughter of Abraham Ormerod.

She never married.

She died at The Hermitage, Caton, Lancashire [21st July 1932].

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £20,292 10/6d [Resworn £20,871 2/10d]. Probate was granted to Rev William Ingham, Henry Mitchell Ingham (no occupation), Rev George Rathbone Addison Hartley, and William Harry Hartley (retired county court registrar) 

Ormerod, Hanson
[1806-1890] Son of John Ormerod.

Born 13th December 1806.

Baptised 14th June 1807.

He was a Brighouse silk and cotton mill-owner / head of Ormerod Brothers / a wine & spirit merchant [1851] / a wine merchant [1861] / a wine merchant & brewer employing 8 men [1881] / a member of Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick.

With his brother, Thomas Theodore Ormerod, he carried on their father's wine and spirit business as H. & T. T. Ormerod.

He was a member of the Rastrick Local Board; a member of Brighouse & Rastrick Liberal Club; President of the Liberal Association

In 1882, he ran a carriage race with Richard Kershaw

On 10th March 1828, he married Mary Hoyle [1805-1875].

Children:

  1. Charles Jones
  2. Spence
  3. Susan [1832-1905] who is remembered on her parents' grave
  4. Jane [1839-1855]
  5. (possibly) twins Mary [b 1841]
  6. Hanson
  7. Clara [b 1845]
  8. James who emigrated to Australia

The family lived at

In 1901, daughters Susan and Mary, both living-on-own-means, were at Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

Mary died 21st September 1875 (aged 70).

Hanson died 11th September 1890 (aged 83).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

See The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire

Ormerod, Hanson
[1841-1894] Son of Hanson Ormerod.

He was a dyer [1861] / a master silk spinner [1881] / a silk spinner [1891] / a partner in Ormerod Brothers Limited / vice-president of the Brighouse Town Hall Company Limited [1877].

In 1871, he married Catharine Spence [1845-1???] in Beverley.

Children:

  1. Hanson [1872-1911]
  2. Spence [1874-1917]
  3. Mary [b 1875]
  4. Reginald

The family lived at Boothroyd, Rastrick [1881, 1891].

He died at Boothroyd.

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery.

Members of the family are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

Ormerod, Helen Jane
[1848-1926] Daughter of Thomas Theodore Ormerod.

She wrote poems and articles on musical topics for newspapers and magazines.

She went to live in Torquay. In 1891, she and her sister, Edith, were living on their own means in Tormoham, Devon.

Her death was registered in Newton Abbot

Ormerod, Herbert
[1898-1920] Son of Betsy & Thomas Henry Ormerod of 12 Cornholme Terrace, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 22nd April 1920 (aged 22).

He was buried at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Ormerod, Jessie
[1854-1931] Daughter of Abraham Ormerod.

She never married.

She died at The Hermitage, Caton, Lancashire.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden [6th August 1931]. Many clergymen, past and present, attended the ceremony.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £29,466 10/3d, with bequests for several institutions, including Todmorden Parish Church, and the Abraham Ormerod Convalescent Home, St Anne's on Sea, for a bed for the exclusive use of children living near Todmorden.

Probate was granted to Rev William Ingham, William Harry Hartley (county court registrar), and Rev George Rathbone Addison Hartley

Ormerod, John
[17??-18??] Grocer and linen draper in Brighouse. Recorded in 1817, when the shop and warehouse were to let

Ormerod, John
[1776-1853] Son of Samuel Ormerod.

(Possibly) born in Rossendale.

He and his brother, Richard, settled in Brighouse around 1800 and established a local branch of the Ormerod family.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1823, 1841] / a retired wine merchant [1851].

He and his family were active with Bridge End Chapel [from 1815].

On 13 October 1803, he married (1) Susan Hoyle [1777-1815] at Elland.


Susan was the daughter of Mr Hoyle
 

Children:

  1. Hanson
  2. Thomas Theodore

He married (2) Rebecca Hoyle.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Henry
  3. Annie

The family lived at

  • Church Lane, Brighouse [1841]
  • Bank Side, Brighouse [1851]

His sons carried on the wine and spirit merchant business

Ormerod, John
[1779-1826] He was

On 5th March 1801, married Hannah Ingham [1781-1857] at St Chad's, Rochdale.


On the marriage record, Hannah's address is given as
Making Place, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice [1803-1839] who married William Sager
  2. Abraham
  3. William
  4. John [b 1810]
  5. Peter
  6. Mary [1814-1875] who never married

John died at Todmorden Edge [20th February 1826].

Hannah died at Stones Wood House [27th November 1857].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden John [25th February 1826].

Children Mary & William also died at Stones Wood House, and were buried at Christ Church: Mary [] (aged 1875); William [] (aged 1890) 

Ormerod, John
[18??-18??] Todmorden undertaker and omnibus and cab proprietor.

Around 1875, he sold his horse buses to the Todmorden & District Carriage Company

Ormerod, John Howorth
[1849-1894] Only son of Abraham Ormerod.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a manufacturer [1877].

On 12th September 1877, he married (1) Marian Augusta Salusbury Conway, daughter of Rev William Augustus Conway, at Christ Church, Todmorden.

The couple divorced in November 1879, and a man named Edwards was cited as co-respondent.

In [Q2] 1880, he married (2) Marianna, daughter of George Hinchliffe, at Haslingden.

In [Q2] 1894, he married (3) Margaret Thornton in Conway.

He died at 15 Oxford Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, shortly after his marriage.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £44,863 18/2d. Probate was granted to his widow Margaret and Richard Walton Kenyon (machinist) 

Ormerod, Mrs Martha
[18??-19??] Of 19 Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

She was injured – badly lacerated hands and back – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Ormerod, Peter
[15??-15??] Or Ormeroyde. Of Jump's Farm, Stansfield.

In his will of 7th July 1591, he endowed Cross Stone Chapel with 10/- per annum – out of income from the farm – which was to be paid to the Curate from preaching a sermon every Whit Sunday

Ormerod, Peter
[1811-1884] Son of John Ormerod.

Born at Todmorden Edge.

He was a cotton manufacturer at Gorpley Mill, Todmorden / partner in Abraham Ormerod & Brothers / a cotton spinner employing 216 males, 221 females, 21 boys, 29 girls [1851] / a member of the Todmorden Local Board [1861] / a cotton spinner & manufacturer employing 750 hands [1881]

Through the charity set up by Rev Richard Clegg, he and his brother, William, sponsored the education of John Travis.

On 27th March 1851, he married Mary Dawson [1831-1895] at Christ Church, Todmorden.


Mary was the daughter of William Dawson of Hangingshaw Farm, Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Abraham [1853-1927]
  3. Alice [1854-1924] who married John Barker
  4. Sarah [b 1860] who married Frederick Ashworth

The family lived at

Ormerod, Reginald
[1876-1912] Son of Hanson Ormerod.

An Obituary Notice said

About 1904, Reginald Ormerod went on a round-the-world trip with his cousin the late John Ormerod.

About 1906, he went with his brother Spence accompanying the cricketers sent under the auspices of the MCC to Australia and practically went through the tour with them.

Unmarried, he played rugby with Rastrick Grammar School Old Boys and the Old Rastrickians, and on occasions appeared in the Brighouse Rangers 2nd team.

A lover of cricket he was often seen with the Rastrick eleven

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery

Ormerod, Reginald Hanson
[1898-1918] Son of George Frederick Ormerod.

Born in Rastrick [26th November 1898].

During World War I, he joined the Royal Navy and served as a Midshipman on HMS St Vincent.

He died at Scapa Flow [9th February 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery with his parents [D C 544]`.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Ormerod, Richard
[1793-1813] Son of Samuel Ormerod.

He and his brother, John, settled in Brighouse around 1800 and established a local branch of the Ormerod family.

He was buried at Rastrick Church

Ormerod, Richard
[1821-1???] Son of John Ormerod.

He was a solicitor's clerk [1841] / a solicitor's managing clerk [1851]

Ormerod, Robert
[17??-18??] He was a cordwainer [1796].

In 1796, he married Isabella Sutcliffe at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Ann who had an illegitimate son Sutcliffe Ormerod

Ormerod, Samuel
[17??-18??] Of Clough Fold, Lancashire.

The family were middlemen around 1750.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Richard

The sons settled in Brighouse around 1800 and established the local branch of the Ormerod family

Ormerod, Simon
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1998-1999]

Ormerod, Spence
[18??-19??] Second son of Hanson Ormerod.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School and Fulneck Grammar School. He was a keen cricketer and played for Rastrick Cricket Club

Ormerod, Sutcliffe
[1835-1907] Illegitimate son of Ann, daughter of Robert Ormerod, and John Crossley.

As a young man, he moved to Birmingham

Ormerod, Theodore
[1845-1904] Son of Thomas Theodore Ormerod.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1891].

He married Helen B. [1870-19??] from Scotland.

Children:

  1. Edith Margaret [b 1890]

The family lived at Elm Royd, Brighouse [1891].

His death was registered in Totnes, Devon

Ormerod, Thomas
[1840-1896] Son of Thomas Theodore Ormerod.

He was a cotton & silk spinner [1871] / a merchant & cotton spinner employing 53 men & boys and 82 women & girls [1881].

He wrote poems for newspapers and magazines.

He (possibly) held many offices including Chairman of the committee which organised the Golden Wedding concert for Mrs Susan Sunderland [1888], a director of Brear & Brown's Brewery [1895], a director of the Calder & Hebble Canal Company [1895], and a governor of Mary Law's School [1895]


Question: Can anyone confirm that he did, in fact, hold these various offices? Or have I confused him with another Ormerod?

 

In 1869, he married Margaret McKenzie Bell [1849-1885] from Liverpool, in Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Thomas Theodore [b 1871]
  2. Bernard Mackenzie [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • Woodfield (near Harriet Street), Brighouse [1871, 1881]
  • London [where he died 1896]

See United Methodist Free Church, Clifton

Ormerod, Thomas Theodore
[1809-1879] Son of John Ormerod.

Born in Brighouse [23rd February 1809], and baptised 14th May 1809.

He was a wine merchant [1851, 1861, 1863] / a wine merchant/brewer/landowner [1871, 1873] / a Brighouse cotton and silk mill-owner

The family had several mills Alexandra mill and Owler Ings mill

He was a Liberal and a Nonconformist, and was Superintendent of Bridge End Congregational Church for 40 years.

With his brother, Hanson Ormerod, he carried on their father's wine and spirit business as H. & T. T. Ormerod.

He protested against the Vicar Rate.

He supported the Crossley Orphanage and the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institute.

He was active in establishing a local Penny Savings Bank.

He subscribed £300 to the formation of the Brighouse Town Hall Company [1866].

He held many offices including President of Brighouse Mechanics' Institute [1853]

He married Martha Britain Blackburne [1814-1891] from Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Theodore
  3. Helen Jane
  4. Edith

The family lived at

See Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company and George Whiteley

Ormerod, Vincent
[1898-1918] Son of Susan & Robert Ormerod of 10 Nolan Street, Southport.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 4th R.M. Battalion Royal Marine Artillery aboard HMS Marlborough.

He died 23rd April 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at St James's Cemetery, Dover [P W 15A].

He is remembered on Shore War Memorial

Ormerod, Walter
[18??-1918] Born in Harley Wood.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [4th November 1918].

He was buried at the Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, France [I C 13]

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

Ormerod, William
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Ormerod, William
[1807-1890] Son of John Ormerod.

Partner in Abraham Ormerod & Brothers.

He never married.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Ormerod, William
[1851-1933] JP.

Elder son of Peter Ormerod. He was a Liberal / Aldermen of the Borough of Todmorden [1899] / President of Walsden Liberal Club [1888] / President of Todmorden Liberal Club [1888] / a JP for the Todmorden Union [1896] / Todmorden's first Freeman / Mayor of Todmorden [1899-1902].

On 19th April 1883, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of James Clay, at Luddenden Wesleyan Chapel.

The family lived at

In 1911, William was living at Kershaw House with his widowed mother-in-law Mary Ann Clay.

The couple were buried at Luddenden Cemetery

See Gorpley Reservoir, Todmorden, Ormerod, William and Todmorden Free Public Library

Ormerod, William Henry
[1859-1915] Born in Greetland.

He was a hay & straw merchant [1885].

On 3rd August 1885, he married Ann Nettleton [1866-1947] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William Norman
  2. Harry [1888-1936]
  3. Frank [1901-1964]

William Henry died at Storthes Hall [22nd August 1915].

William was brought home and buried All Saint's Church, Salterhebble. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £731 5/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ann

Ormerod, William Norman
[1885-1918] Son of William Henry Ormerod.

Born in Halifax [5th November 1885].

He was a railway goods clerk [1915].

On 23rd September 1915, he married Gertrude Roberts [1885-1978] in Halifax.


Gertrude was born in Liverpool
 

They had no children.

They lived at 23 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was a POW.

He died at St Foranyikans War Hospital, Leuze, Belgium [5th August 1918].

He was buried at the Leuze Communal Cemetery, Leuze-En-Hainaut, Hainaut [II C 3].

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

In 1921, Gertrude married Alfred Binns [1885-1971] in Halifax

Ormerod, Willie
[1890-1916] Son of Mrs Sarah Ormerod of 106 Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 5th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds in Norfolk War Hospital [30th September 1916].

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [Old Part EE 12] (6th October 1916).

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

 

The Ormerod family of Brighouse
The local branch of the Ormerod family was established around 1800 when John and Richard Ormerod moved from Lancashire to Brighouse.

The family was involved in the silk and woollen industry in the town, and were at Alexandra Mills, Prince of Wales Mills, and Owler Ings Mills, Brighouse - see Ormerod Brothers & Cheetham, Ormerod Brothers Limited and Thomas Ormerod & Company

They were also involved in the wine and spirit business – see H. & T. T. Ormerod

Ormerod surname
Other forms of the surname include Ormeroyd and Ormroyd

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

Unattached BMDs for Ormerod:


Marriages 1805, 1857, 1893, 1914; Death 1804
 




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