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Mr Priestley [1???-18??]
Adam Priestley [1797-1867]
Aked Priestley [1836-1900]
Albert Priestley [1881-1937]
Albert Priestley [1891-1916]
Alfred Priestley [18??-1???]
Angelo Priestley [1890-1917]
Arthur Priestley [1861-1???]
Arthur Priestley [1866-19??]
B. Priestley [18??-19??]
Benjamin Priestley [1889-1917]
Briggs Priestley [1831-1906]
Charles Priestley [1793-1851]
Charles Priestley [18??-18??]
Charles Priestley [1810-1842]
Charles Thomas Priestley [17??-18??]
Clement Priestley [1890-1915]
Dorothy Priestley [16??-1709]
Edgar Watkin Priestley [1898-1918]
Edmund Priestley [1804-1875]
Edmund J. Priestley [1896-1917]
Edwin Priestley [1859-1???]
Eli Priestley [1817-18??]
Eli Garnett Priestley [1890-1918]
Eliza Priestley [1838-1850]
Elizabeth Priestley [1848-1941]
Elizabeth Marianne Priestley [1818-1876]
Elkanah Priestley [1851-1923]
Farrar Priestley [1857-1???]
Farrar Priestley [1890-1916]
Francis Priestley [1???-16??]
Francis Priestley [1594-1649]
Francis Priestley [16??-1???]
Frank Priestley [1898-1917]
Friend Priestley [1876-1931]
George Priestley [1780-1855]
George Priestley [1786-1849]
George Frederick Priestley [1858-1934]
George Kirkman Priestley [1822-1???]
Harold Symons Priestley [1887-1940]
Harriet Susannah Priestley [1832-1901]
Harry Priestley [1880-1917]
Henry Priestley [1???-1???]
Henry Priestley [15??-16??]
Henry Priestley [1599-1654]
Henry Priestley [17??-18??]
Major Henry Priestley [1790-1837]
Henry Priestley [18??-1???]
Henry Priestley [1837-1906]
Herbert Priestley [1899-1918]
Ira Priestley [1893-1915]
Irvine Priestley [1894-1948]
Isaac Priestley [18??-1???]
Isaac Priestley [1810-18??]
Jabez Priestley [1817-18??]
James Priestley [1???-1???]
James Priestley [1???-17??]
James Priestley [16??-1747]
James Priestley [16??-1747]
James Priestley [17??-1824]
James Priestley [1712-1804]
James Priestley [18??-18??]
James Priestley [1822-1???]
James Nicholl Priestley [1844-1893]
James Nicholl Priestley [1879-1945]
Jared Priestley [1828-1909]
Job Priestley [18??-1???]
John Priestley [1???-1???]
John Priestley [1???-18??]
John Priestley [16??-1???]
John Priestley [16??-16??]
John Priestley [16??-1720]
John Priestley [1678-1765]
John Priestley [17??-1???]
John Priestley [1718-1792]
John Priestley [1754-1801]
John Priestley [1776-1832]
John Priestley [1785-1858]
John Priestley [18??-1???]
John Priestley [1811-1879]
John Priestley [1817-1876]
John Priestley [1831-1???]
John Priestley [1835-1882]
John Priestley [1837-1???]
John Priestley [1837-1900]
John Priestley [1894-1916]
John Emerson Priestley [1915-2000]
John Henry Priestley [1867-1905]
John Henry Priestley [1877-1963]
John Newsome Priestley [1830-1909]
John Whitaker Priestley [1877-1960]
Jonas Priestley [1700-1779]
Jonathan Priestley [1???-16??]
Jonathan Priestley [1???-18??]
Jonathan Priestley [1595-1662]
Jonathan Priestley [16??-1???]
Jonathan Priestley [16??-1722]
Jonathan Priestley [1634-1705]
Jonathan Priestley [1693-1743]
Jonathan Priestley [1783-1834]
Jonathan Priestley [1846-1???]
Jonathan Edward Priestley [1787-1858]
Joseph Priestley [1???-1689]
Joseph Priestley [1???-18??]
Joseph Priestley [1588-1643]
Joseph Priestley [16??-1690]
Joseph Priestley [1617-1689]
Joseph Priestley [1650-1733]
Joseph Priestley [1659-1745]
Joseph Priestley [17??-1769]
Joseph Priestley [1733-1804]
Joseph Priestley [1740-1817]
Joseph Priestley [1750-1819]
Joseph Priestley [18??-18??]
Joseph Priestley [18??-18??]
Joseph Priestley [1825-1885]
Joseph Priestley [1869-1928]
Lewis Priestley [1897-1917]
Louis Edmund Priestley [1858-19??]
Luke Priestley [1801-18??]
Lydia Priestley [1660-1681]
Mary Priestley [15??-1625]
Mary Priestley [1780-1870]
Milner Priestley [1867-1941]
Moses Priestley [17??-18??]
Moses Priestley [1855-1913]
Rev Nathanael Priestley [1665-1728]
Nathaniel Priestley [1699-1781]
Nathaniel Priestley [17??-1???]
Nathaniel Priestley [17??-17??]
Nathaniel Priestley [1701-1782]
Nathaniel Priestley [18??-19??]
Norman Priestley [1901-1919]
Peter de Priestley [11??-11??]
R. Priestley [18??-19??]
Ramsden Priestley [1874-1937]
Richard Priestley [14??-15??]
Richard Priestley [17??-18??]
Richard Priestley [17??-18??]
Richard B. Priestley [18??-18??]
Robert Priestley [1???-16??]
Robert Priestley [1632-1654]
S. Priestley [18??-19??]
Sam Priestley [1858-1933]
Samuel Priestley [1620-1643]
Samuel Priestley [1837-1904]
Samuel Priestley [1852-1897]
Samuel Priestley [1877-19??]
Samuel Priestley [1881-1918]
Samuel Skelton Priestley [1814-1893]
Sarah Priestley [16??-17??]
Simeon Priestley [18??-18??]
Simeon Priestley [1813-1892]
Solomon Priestley [1809-1890]
Thomas Priestley [1???-1???]
Thomas Priestley [1???-16??]
Thomas Priestley [1562-1611]
Thomas Priestley [1651-1691]
Thomas Priestley [17??-1807]
Thomas Priestley [1756-1811]
Thomas Priestley [18??-18??]
Thomas Priestley [18??-19??]
Thomas Priestley [1811-18??]
Thomas Priestley [1818-1881]
Thomas Priestley [1840-1???]
Thomas B. Priestley [1834-1891]
Timothy Priestley [1???-18??]
Tom Priestley [1883-1915]
W. Priestley [18??-18??]
Walker Priestley [1787-1853]
Wilbert Priestley [1914-1940]
Wilfred Priestley [1887-1917]
William Priestley [17??-18??]
William Priestley [1779-1860]
William Priestley [1797-1863]
William Priestley [1807-1???]
William Priestley [1831-19??]
William Priestley [1854-1???]
William Priestley [1855-19??]
Rev William Henry Priestley [1831-1861]
Willie Priestley [1863-19??]
Willie Jagger Priestley [1890-1915] 


Priestley, Mr
[1???-18??] A manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge.

When interviewed for Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1833, Mr Priestley of Sowerby Bridge would not sign the petition supporting the Ten Hours Bill, although he claimed to be

quite in favour of the measure

and when asked if they might see his work people he said

no, not one

When interviewed at home, where she was ill, one of his employees, Mary Holland, said that

Priestley has a pocket in which he puts a strap and sometimes beats them very severely ... the spinner has a stick to beat them with, and sometime beats [them] with a billy-roller and raises great lumps on [their] head

Priestley, Adam
[1797-1867] Landlord of the Reed, Halifax [1834-1864].

He was (possibly) the Adam Priestley who supplied

15 gallons of ale for (20 shillings) 

to a Funeral Feast for Joseph Thwaite which was held on 6th October 1854

Priestley, Aked
[1836-1900] Son of Thomas Priestley.

He was a watchmaker [1851, 1861].

In 1887, he married Annie Agnes Rushton [1848-1???].


Annie Agnes came from Bradford
 

Priestley, Albert
[1881-1937] Son of James Nicholl Priestley.

Partner in Priestley Brothers (Blankets) Limited.

He lived at Ovenden House [1905]

He died at Southport [12th January 1937]

He was buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount

Priestley, Albert
[1891-1916] Son of Harriett & Sam Priestley of Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion.

He died 2nd June 1916 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Bedford House Cemetery [Enclosure No.4 VII D 7]`.

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Priestley, Alfred
[18??-1???] He married Alice [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Milner

Priestley, Angelo
[1890-1917] Son of William Priestley.

Born in Queensbury / Clayton.

He was a member of Church Of The Holy Trinity, Queensbury / a stone mason [1911] / a monumental mason [1914].

In [Q3] 1913, he married Eveline Davidson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Edward D. [5th January 1914-1978]

They lived at 9 Akeds Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He was killed in action [2nd July 1917] (aged 27).

He was buried at the Bleuet Farm Cemetery [I E 7].

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

Priestley, Arthur
[1861-1???] Son of Aaron Priestley, clogger.

Born in Warley.

He was a woolsorter [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1881, he married (1) Mary Ann Dixon [1861-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Dean Mill, Midgley, was born in Westmorland, the daughter of Thomas Dixon, farm servant
 

Children:

  1. Horace Herman [b 1882] who was a cloth manufacturer's clerk [1901]
  2. Aaron [b 1885] who was a winder in worsted factory [1901], a gardener [1911]
  3. Thomas [b 1888] who was a doffer in worsted factory [1901], a wireless telegraphy engineer in Australia [1915]
  4. Luther [b 1891] who was a mechanic [1911]
  5. Ira

Mary Ann died in 1899 (aged 38).

In 1900, he married (2) Olivia Bloomer [1861-19??] in Halifax.


Olivia was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Leslie Bloomer [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 30 Providence Place, Midgley [1891]
  • 12 Rosebery Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Priestley, Arthur
[1866-19??] Son of James Priestley, delver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber of Boothtown [1888] / a plumber [1891] / a journeyman plumber [1901].

In 1888, he married Faith Ann Asling [1866-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Faith Ann, of New Bank, Northowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Asling, gas stoker
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1890] who was a railway labourer [1911]
  2. Amy [b 1892]
  3. Lewis
  4. Herbert [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 14 Brewery Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 4 Hermon Grove, Halifax [1901]
  • 38 Spofforth Road, Edge Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire [1911]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q4 1902] (aged 37).

In 1905, Faith Ann married Fredrick Edwin Lee [1877-1909] in Halifax.

Frederick Edwin died in Liverpool [1909] (aged 32) 

Priestley, B.
[18??-19??] Recorded in March 1917, when he was a local Councillor & the Vice-President of Stainland Mechanics' Institute

Priestley, Benjamin
[1889-1917] Of Southowram.

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Private with the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was gassed and suffered with trench feet. followed by pneumonia. He returned to his unit [May 1917].

He died 9th September 1917 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Hargicourt British Cemetery [I E 6].

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

Priestley, Briggs
[1831-1906] Heraldic and general engraver at Grand Junction Hotel Passage, Halifax [1905]

Priestley, Charles
[1793-1851] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He was a brewer [1841, 1843] / a glass manufacturer [1851].

On 21st October 1815, he married Elizabeth Wilson [1795-1857] in Lincoln.


Elizabeth was born in Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. Lydia Ann [1816-1836]
  2. Mary Roe [1818-1895]
  3. Joseph [1819-1960]
  4. Harriet Euphemia [1821-1866] who married Charles Wallace Norris
  5. Lucy Lea [1823-1869]
  6. Henry [1824-1828]
  7. Elizabeth Frances [1828-1897]
  8. William Henry
  9. Anne Maria [1834-1843]

The family lived at

  • Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1841]
  • Broughton Grange, Broughton, Lancashire [1851]

Charles died in 1851.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £200

Members of the family are remembered on the Lea family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Priestley, Charles
[18??-18??] Ale and porter brewer at Calderdale Brewery.

He lived at Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1845]

Priestley, Charles
[1810-1842] / [1792-1839] Son of Captain John Priestley.

In 1815, he married (1) Elizabeth Wilson at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.

On 24th September 1831, he married (2) Katharine Maria Busfeild at Bradford Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Edward

Priestley, Charles Thomas
[17??-18??] Son of Thomas Priestley.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [23rd June 1785].

He was A liquor merchant at Halifax.

In October 1813, he was declared bankrupt

It is possible that Charles Thomas, took over his father's business and bankrupted it.

On 13th April 1812, he married Susannah Foster at All Saints' Church, Otley.

Children:

  1. child [b 1814]
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child [b 1827]

A Charles Thomas Priestley was buried at St Matthew's Church, Chapel Allerton, [28th August 1845] (age 60) 

Priestley, Clement
[1890-1915] Son of John Henry Priestley.

Born in Halifax [April 1890].

By 1901, he had been adopted by Melinda & Thomas Willie Booth of Greetland.

He was a dyer's labourer / a Special Reservist in the West Yorkshire Regiment / with the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment [enlisted 17th February 1909].

When stationed at Headley. Hampshire, he was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for theft by the civil authorities. He was discharged from the army [23rd August 1911].

On 21st February 1914, he married Maud Stanley at Halifax Register Office.


He adopted his wife's surname when they married
 

Children:

  1. Irene [born 22nd September 1914]

The family lived at

  • 12 Union Street, Sowerby Bridge
  • 15 Carlton Street, Sowerby Bridge

During World War I, he enlisted at Halifax, as Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

On 20th November 1914, he was discharged for misconduct, having gone AWOL on 2 occasions, struck a sentry and broken his arrest.

Later, he enlisted at Bradford, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was wounded [April 1915], probably during Second Ypres offensive, and spent 6 weeks in hospital at Boulogne.

He was killed in the trenches at Kemmel [14th July 1915] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery [J 32].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Middle Dean Street Chapel, West Vale, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Priestley, Dorothy
[16??-1709] Daughter of Thomas Priestley.

She married (1) Samuel Lister.


Samuel was a son of Samuel Lister, and sister of the lady who married Dorothy's grandfather Henry Priestley
 

Samuel died in 1702.

In 1703, Dorothy married (2) Richard Sterne

Priestley, Edgar Watkin
[1898-1918] Or Edgar Walker Priestley.

Son of Eliza & James Priestley of Onoway, Alberta, Canada.

Born in Elland.

His family went to live in Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Private with D Battery 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He was killed in action [8th October 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Bethesda Methodist Sunday School, Elland

Priestley, Edmund
[1804-1875] Born 21st December 1804.

He was a card manufacturer at Halifax.

He married Mary Annie [1829-1900].


Mary Ann was born 5th December 1829
 

Children:

  1. Mary Anne [b 1857] who married Edward Crosland Lumby
  2. Louis Edmund
  3. George Frederick Priestley
  4. Emily [b 1862]

The family lived at 5 Park Road Halifax [1881, 1887]

He died 17th November 1875.

Mary Ann died 1st January 1900.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 467]

Priestley, Edmund J.
[1896-1917] Son of S. D. Priestley of Milnsbridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 5th June 1917 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [2 & 3], and on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden

Priestley, Edwin
[1859-1???] Born in Barkisland.

He was a stone delver [1881] / a quarryman [1890] / a stone quarry engineman [1891] / an engine tenter [1901].

In 1879, he married Harriet Haigh [1859-1???] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Scammonden.

She was a cotton speed tenter [1881].

She was a patient at the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton winder [1901]
  2. Herbert [b 1882] who was a bricklayer's labourer [1901]
  3. Fred [b 1883] who was an apprentice [1901]
  4. Sarah [b 1886] who was a cotton card room hand [1901]
  5. Willie Jagger

The family lived at

  • 8 Slack Lane, Barkisland [1881]
  • 23 Upper Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 5 Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax [1901]

Priestley, Eli
[1817-18??] In July 1837, he, Joseph Riley and Jabez Priestley were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of George Howarth of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, and stealing a pistol and other articles. The 2 Priestleys were old offenders and were each sentenced to 3 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour followed by transportation for 10 years. Riley was sentenced 14 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour

Priestley, Eli Garnett
[1890-1918] Son of Sam Priestley

Born 3rd September 1890.

Baptised at Christ Church, Pellon [13th August 1891]

He was a butcher's assistant [1911].

He was living with his uncle James Garnett [1901, 1911].

He lived at 17 Coton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France / Flanders [24th April 1918].

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [P IX N 7B]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £110 14/-.

Administration was granted to his sister Blanche Jowett

Priestley, Eliza
[1838-1850]


Her parents are not yet known
 

She was one of the workers killed in the explosion at Lilly Lane Mill, Halifax [28th November 1850].

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4135]

Priestley, Elizabeth
[1848-1941] Daughter of Solomon Priestley.

Born 20th November 1848.

She never married.

After the death of her sister-in-law, Betsy, wife of her brother James Nicholl Priestley, Elizabeth moved into Ovenden House to look after her nephews, John Whitaker, James Nicholl & Albert.

Her brother, James died in 1893, when the eldest child was 15 and the youngest was 12, so Elizabeth was largely responsible for seeing the children into adulthood, especially as their father had been ill for some of the last years of his life.

She remained at Ovenden House until she died there [15th July 1941] (aged 92). Probate records show that she left effects valued at £28,510 17/-.

Probate was granted to her nephews John Whitaker & James Nicholl [Llandudno 10th October 1941].

She was cremated at Scholesmoor. Her ashes were interred at St George's Church, Lee Mount [22nd July 1941] with her brother James & family.

Priestley, Elizabeth Marianne
[1818-1876] Daughter of John Priestley.

She married John Rawson of Brockwell.

She, her husband and daughter were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Elizabeth Marianne [14th January 1876]; John [11th February 1899]

Priestley, Elkanah
[1851-1923] Of Perseverance Road, Bradshaw.

He married Rose [1850-1923].

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [1879-1906]
  2. Elizabeth who died in infancy
  3. Edith who died in infancy

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Priestley, Farrar
[1857-1???] Son of James Priestley, boatman.

Born in Elland.

He was a boatman of Westgate, Elland [1880] / a waterman [1881] / a boatman [1891]

In 1880, he married Elizabeth Ann Wilson [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann, of Raw Royd, Elland, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Samuel Wilson, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [bapt 1881] who was a spinner (cotton mill) [1901]
  2. Mary Elizabeth [bapt 1883] who was a twiner (cotton mill) [1901] and married John Fox
  3. Emma [bapt 1887] who was a twiner (cotton mill) [1901], a cotton spinner piecener [1911]
  4. Farrar

The children were baptised at Elland Parish Church.

The family lived at

  • New Street, Elland [1881]
  • 6 Gog Hill, Elland [1891]
  • 13 Commercial Street, Elland [1901]

Elizabeth Ann died in 1903 (aged 46).

Farrar died in 1908 (aged 51).

In 1911, Emma & Farrar were living with their sister Mary Elizabeth and her husband John Fox. Sons William Henry & Farrar served in World War I. Farrar died in the conflict

Priestley, Farrar
[1890-1916] Son of Farrar Priestley.

He was a woollen piecener [1911] / employed by Wright, Hamer & Sons, Greetland.

In 1911, he and his sister Emma were living with their older sister Mary Elizabeth and her husband John Fox.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). His brother William Henry was also serving.

Farrar died 3rd September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Priestley, Francis
[1???-16??] He was Constable of Sowerby [1661-2]

Priestley, Francis
[1594-1649] Son of Thomas Priestley.

He inherited Priestley Ing, Turvin.

He was recorded as being MP for Halifax [1648] ??


Question: Can anyone reconcile this comment on his being MP with the familiar reports that Jeremy Bentley was the first MP in 1654?

 

He married Sibella Drake.

They had no children.

After the marriage, they lived at Bentley Royd, Sowerby.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church at the upper end of the south aisle, near his brother, Jonathan

Priestley, Francis
[16??-1???] He married Grace, daughter of William Heald of Hipperholme.

See Henry Root

Priestley, Frank
[1898-1917] Son of Ramsden Priestley.

He was a member of St Augustine's Church, Pellon / educated at St Augustine's School, Pellon / a butcher's apprentice [1911] / a cutter for Wood, Harris & Company / a territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Bombardier with C Battery 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

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

He was buried at the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium [IV F 19.]

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

His brother Norman also died in the War

Priestley, Friend
[1876-1931] Son of Moses Priestley.

He was a music teacher [1905].

On 14th June 1905, he married Sarah.


Sarah was the widow of Willie Shaw, and had taken over from Willie as licensee of the Manor House, Southowram
 

Friend subsequently became licensee at the Manor House [1911, 1917, 1931].

Friend died at the Manor House [23rd December 1931].

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Priestley, George
[1780-1855] Son of James Priestley.

Baptised at Coley Church [20th February 1780].

He became a lock keeper living at Lock House, Colne, Lancashire [1841]

He married Mary [1782-18??]

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1800]
  2. Sarah [1802-1835]
  3. George [1804-1823]
  4. Ann [1806-1823]
  5. James [b 1807]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1810]
  7. Martha [bapt 1815]
  8. Elizabeth [bapt 1815-1831]
  9. Ruth [bapt 1823]
  10. John [bapt 1823]
  11. Jonathan [bapt 1823]
  12. George [bapt 1827]
  13. Thomas [b 1830]
  14. Ann [b 1835]

The family lived at Three Rise Locks, Bingley [1851].

He died in Bingley [30th July 1855]

Priestley, George
[1786-1849] Eldest son of Joseph Priestley.

On 15th November 1819, he married Hannah Kirkman [1802-1871] in Manchester.

Hannah wife was described as

wealthy

Children:

  1. George Kirkman

The family lived at White Windows

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

In 1837, he bought property – The Grange – in Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, and went to live there. He tried to sell White Windows without success, and the house passed to his son, George.

See Wheelwright's Charity

Priestley, George Frederick
[1858-1934] Son of Edmund Priestley.

Born 25th May 1858

Halifax card maker [1881].

In March 1886, he filed a patent for

an improved wheel, designed for use on ground tram rails, or for use on highways

In February 1887, he and his brother Louis Edmund filed a patent for

the application of a certain appliance for strengthening or steadying cast steel card teeth employed in dressing silk waste

In December 1887, he filed a patent for

new or improved apparatus for automatically coupling railway carriages, waggons and other forms of cars

In August 1892, he filed a patent for

improvements in machinery for pulling slivers or silk and other fibres

He died 30th March 1934.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 467]

Priestley, George Kirkman
[1822-1???] Son of George Priestley.

Baptised at Sowerby [23rd January 1822]

Priestley, Harold Symons
[1887-1940] Son of Mary Jane Symons & Arthur Priestley.

In 1901, it is possible that he was the adopted son living with Jonas Aspinall and family

Priestley, Harriet Susannah
[1832-1901] Daughter of John Priestley of Thorpe House, Triangle.

Three weeks after her birth, her mother Marianne died, at the age of 39.

She married Frederick Edward Rawson.

After her husband's death, she completed the work of building the church of St John the Divine, Thorpe.

She gave an endowment of £2,000 for the Vicar.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Frederick Edward [21st May 1879]; Harriet Susanna [30th November 1901]

Priestley, Harry
[1880-1917] Son of Sarah & Amos Priestley of 27 Bath Place, Woodside, Halifax.

He was a French polisher employed by Fielding & Bottomley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was wounded at Arras [1917] and treated in Keighley Hospital. He transferred to with the 53rd Battalion Labour Corps.

He was wounded by shell fire.

He died of wounds the following day [22nd October 1917] (aged 37).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XXII D 3].

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

Priestley, Henry
[1???-1???] Of Goodgreave.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Thomas

Priestley, Henry
[15??-16??] Of Soyland.

He married Helen, daughter of Richard Gledhill

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John

Priestley, Henry
[1599-1654] Son of Thomas Priestley.

He married (1) Miss Lister.


His wife was a daughter of Samuel Lister, and sister of Samuel who married Henry's granddaughter Dorothy
 

He married (2) either Ann Preston or Ann Dean [5th February 1650].

Children:

  1. Thomas

Priestley, Henry
[17??-18??] He lived at School Field Croft, Sowerby Bridge. In 1836, he sold the house to William Henry Rawson

Priestley, Major Henry
[1790-1837] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He served with the 2nd West Yorkshire Militia: Captain [1819].

In 1819, he married Mary Page at Gosport.

Children:

  1. Henry Lea [1830-1844]

The family lived at Haugh End, Sowerby.

There is a marble tablet in memory of members of the family in Sowerby Church.

Members of the family are also remembered on the Lea family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Priestley, Henry
[18??-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He married Alice Crabtree [18??-19??].


Alice was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred

Priestley, Henry
[1837-1906] He was an overlooker.

He married Susannah [1835-1893].

Children:

  1. Joe [1862-1864]
  2. child [1865] who was stillborn
  3. child [1866] who was stillborn
  4. Emily [1867-1868]

The family lived at

  • Taylor's Buildings, Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1864]
  • Shaw Hill, Halifax [1865]
  • Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1868]
  • 1 Shaw Hill, Halifax [1893]
  • 9 Upper Shaw Hill, Halifax [1906]

Susannah died 19th August 1893 (aged 58) 

Henry died 11th December 1906 (aged 69) 

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Priestley, Herbert
[1899-1918] Of 11 Lee Bank, Halifax.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade at St George's Church, Lee Mount / a porter at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 19th July 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin [II A 4-6].

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

Priestley, Ira
[1893-1915] Son of Arthur Priestley.

Born in Midgley.

He was educated at Battinson Road School / an able swimmer / a member of Trinity Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / a drapery apprentice [1911] / a traveller for Tasker & Moses [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted in 1914 and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He sailed for the Dardanelles [2nd July 1915] and took part in the landing at Suvla Bay [August 1915].

He died of enteric fever in the Dardanelles [3rd October 1915] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery.

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

Priestley, Irvine
[1894-1948] Son of Joseph Priestley.

On 21st May 1922, he married Nellie Rawnsley in Halifax.


Nellie was born in Elland
 

The couple died in Elland: Irvine [11th November 1948]; Nellie [] (aged 1980) 

Priestley, Isaac
[18??-1???]

In [Q3] 1874, he married Nancy Ramsden [18??-1???] in Halifax.


Nancy was born in Lightcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Ramsden

Priestley, Isaac
[1810-18??] Born in Halifax

He was in business as a wholesale and retail draper at 8 Woolshops, Halifax [1845, 1851]. He employed 1 assistant [1851].

He was a member of the Halifax Board of Guardians [1869].

He married (1) Martha [1813-1867] from Ovenden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth [b 1844] who married Francis William Newton

The family lived at Woolshops, over the shop [1851].

He married (2) Mary [1848-1???] from Louth, Lincolnshire.

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1870]
  2. Walter [b 1871]
  3. Emma [b 1875]

In May 1874, his shop – with dwelling house attached – was advertised to let.

The family lived at Formby, Lancashire [1881]

Priestley, Jabez
[1817-18??] In July 1837, he, Joseph Riley and Eli Priestley were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of George Howarth of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, and stealing a pistol and other articles. The 2 Priestleys were old offenders and were each sentenced to 3 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour followed by transportation for 10 years. Riley was sentenced 14 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour

Priestley, James
[1???-1???] He lived at Goose Gate Farm, Illingworth.

He built houses at what was subsequently named Jammy Green, Illingworth

Priestley, James
[1???-17??] A weaver in Shelf [1744]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Priestley, James
[16??-1747]

Around 1705, he married Sarah Hanson.


Sarah was the daughter of
John Hanson
 

Children:

  1. Joseph

Priestley, James
[16??-1747] Yeoman clothier of Shelf Hall.

In 1706, he married (1) a widow, Mrs Sarah Surridge, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Joseph
  3. Jonathan

In 1732, he married (2) a widow, Mrs Mary Dixon from Keighley.

His great-grandchildren took part in the occupation of Shelf Hall during the Priestley Litigation in which they claimed that James left the Hall to his family, but the building and land were inherited by the Bottomley family

Priestley, James
[17??-1824] Son of James Priestley.

Born in Shelf.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [1st April 1776, he married Phoebe Webster [1741-1803] at Halifax Parish Church.


Phoebe was the daughter of Jonathan Webster
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1777]
  2. Jonathan [1778-1782] who was buried at Coley
  3. Mary [b 1779]
  4. George
  5. Jonathan

The family lived at Foulridge, Lancashire.

He died in Foulridge, Lancashire [17th December 1824].

Phoebe died in Foulridge, Lancashire [26th April 1803].

The couple were buried at Colne Parish Church

Priestley, James
[1712-1804] Worsted manufacturer.

He lived at James Priestley [1800].

He died 16th July 1804 (in his 93rd year) 

Priestley, James
[18??-18??] A farmer at Ovenden [1873].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jonathan

Priestley, James
[1822-1???] He was a dyer [1851].

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


Ann was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Aqar [b 1846]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1848]
  3. John James [b 1850]

The family lived at Green Terrace, Halifax [1851]

Priestley, James Nicholl
[1844-1893] Son of Solomon Priestley.

Born in Luddenden.

He was a woollen manufacturer. He and his father set up a woollen business in Luddenden [1863].

He was a partner in James Milner & Company, trading as J. N. Priestley & Company, and a partner in Priestley Brothers (Blankets) Limited

On 25th November 1874, he married Betsy Whitaker [1847-1884] in Todmorden.


Betsy was the granddaughter of Edmund Whitaker
 

Children:

  1. John Whitaker
  2. James Nicholl
  3. Albert

The family lived at Ovenden House [1881, 1884, 1941].

Betsy died in 1884.

James's sister Elizabeth moved into Ovenden House to look after the children.

His sons established Priestley Brothers (Blankets) Limited.

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount: Betsy [28th August 1884].

James died At Ovenden House [21st March 1893].

The ashes of his sister Elizabeth were buried with them [22nd July 1941]

Priestley, James Nicholl
[1879-1945] Son of James Nicholl Priestley.

He was a blanket manufacturer [1941] / partner in Priestley Brothers (Blankets) Limited.

In 1914, he married Margaret Hartley in Halifax.


Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Hartley
 

Children:

  1. John Emerson
  2. James Gordon

Priestley, Jared
[1828-1909] He was a teacher of the young men's classes at Cornholme United Methodist Free Church.

He married Ann Rhodes at Todmorden [1852].

Children:

  1. Rhoda who died on 29th January 1855 [aged 13 months] in Brighton, Victoria, Australia
  2. Rhoda Jane
  3. Albert
  4. Annie who died on 21st January 1864 [aged 8 months] near Moscow, Russia
  5. Lillie Ann who died 26/2/1870 [aged 7 months] at Limefield, Bury

During the goldrush, Jared and Ann sailed to Australia aboard The Henry Gillespie. They went to Bendigo, Victoria where their first 3 children were born.

They returned to England, but later went to Russia where they were involved in the cotton industry.

The family went to live in Bury where Jared died.

Their infant daughters Rhoda and Annie were buried at Mount Zion United Free Methodist Church, Cornholme

Priestley, Job
[18??-1???] He was a weaver [1887].

In [Q1] 1860, he married either Louisa Ann Firth or Susan Hebblethwaite in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harriet [1864-1916] who married Joseph Smith
  2. Arthur [b 1872] who was a general labourer [1916]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1874] who was a frame tenter [1891]

The family lived at Hanson Lane, Halifax [1887].

In 1891, Arthur & Elizabeth were living with sister Harriet and her family

Priestley, John
[1???-1???] Son of Henry Priestley.

He married Unknown [16??-1665].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

Priestley, John
[1???-18??] Of Ovenden.

He married Lydia.

Children:

  1. Sally [b 1831] who married [1852] John Barton
  2. Ellen [b 1832] who married Squire Jackson
  3. Thomas B.
  4. Emma [1835-1???] who married (1) [Q3 1859] William Speight, (2) [Q2 1886] Greenwood King
  5. Mary [1837-1914]

The children were born in Halifax

Priestley, John
[16??-1???] Son of Jonathan Priestley.

He married Mary Swift.

Children:

  1. Nathaniel

Priestley, John
[16??-16??] He made his fortune as a cloth merchant in London.

He returned to Halifax and lived at Boothtown House.

He married Betty.

Arthur Comfort says

After his death, his widow married again, and as Mistress Briggs was again a widow. She bestowed abundance of cost upon repairing [Boothtown House], making gardens, orchards, walks and a summerhouse. Her daughter sold the house to Abraham Hall for £400

Priestley, John
[16??-1720] Of Westercroft Farm, Northowram.

Son of Joseph Priestley. He was a friend of Oliver Heywood.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Phoebe [b 1695] who married James Huthwaite
  2. Nathaniel
  3. Judith [1696-1710]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1702]
  5. Mary [d 1710]
  6. Hannah [d 1710]
  7. Abigail [1705-1714]
  8. Jonathan [b 1706]
  9. Lydia [1710-1715 died of smallpox]
  10. Sarah [b 1713]

The Northowram Register records that he


Mr John Priestley of Westercroft (my very dear Friend) was seiz'd with some Illness on Friday, 9th September 1720. was better next morning, went to Halifax, was at Northowram Chapel on Lord's Day, went to Rochdale on Monday was very ill that Evening, return'd Home on Tuesday, died on Friday abt 11 o'clock at night
 

Priestley, John
[1678-1765] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He married Mary, daughter of Israel Wilde.

Children:

  1. John

Priestley, John
[17??-1???] Of Field Head, Ovenden.

Son of Joseph Priestley.


Question: Is this John Priestley a duplication of one of the other John Priestleys here?

 

In 1768, he married Elizabeth, widow of John Haigh

Priestley, John
[1718-1792] Son of John Priestley.

Wealthy manufacturer of kerseys and other coarse woollen cloths.

He made his fortune in London before returning to Halifax. He bought the White Windows estate (where the family had been tenants for 3 generations) from a distant cousin, Nathaniel Priestley He built White Windows in 1768.

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History. He edited (and annotated) Some Memoirs concerning the Family of the Priestleys written by his great-great-uncle Jonathan Priestley.

In 1749, he married Susan Holdroyd.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. John
  3. Mary [b 1756] who died in infancy

He died at White Windows [September 1792].

See Asquith Bottom House, Sowerby Bridge

Priestley, John
[1754-1801] Son of John Priestley of White Windows.

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

On 19th December 1776, he married Elizabeth Walker.

This joined the Walker & Priestley families.

Children:

  1. John who died in childhood
  2. William [b 1778] who died when 16 days' old
  3. William
  4. Mary
  5. John
  6. Walker
  7. Edward [bap 16th February 1790-27th May 1842]
  8. Ann [b 1793] who died aged 7 weeks
  9. Mary who died in childhood
  10. Charles
  11. twins [?] Anne
  12. John Milne

The family lived at

He died 23rd January 1801.

There is a marble tablet in memory of members of the family in Sowerby Church.

See Asquith Bottom House and Thorpe Mill, Sowerby Bridge

Priestley, John
[1776-1832] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He was an adjutant in the Bradford militia.

On 10th November 1832, he married Mary Skelton [1775-1858] at Gretna Green, Scotland.


Mary was the daughter of Samuel Skelton
 

Children:

  1. Ann Greenwood [1803-1852] who married [9th December 1829] Thomas Hill Horsfall [1???-1855]
  2. Sarah [1804-1832] who married William Busfeild
  3. Harriet [1806-1822]
  4. [John] Joseph William [b 1808]
  5. Charles
  6. Mary Elizabeth [1812-1894] who married Johnson Atkinson Busfeild
  7. Henry [b 1813]
  8. Samuel Skelton [1814-1893]
  9. Caroline Emily [b 1816] who married [1838] Thomas Milnthorpe [1812-1894]

Priestley, John
[1785-1858] Of Thorpe House, Triangle.

Son of John Priestley.

He and his brother Walker Priestley owned and operated Thorpe Mill.

On 16th/23rd November 1815, he married Marianne Lloyd at St Michael-Le-Belfry, York.


Marianne was the daughter of Thomas Lloyd, [1750-1828], of Barrowby Hall, near Leeds, and of Kingthorpe House, near Pickering. He was Commandant of the Leeds Volunteers during Napoleonic times
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Marianne
  2. John [November 1821-30th January 1822] who died aged 11 weeks and is mentioned in Anne Lister's diary
  3. Harriet Susanna

Three weeks after Harriet's birth, Marianne died (aged 39) 

Priestley, John
[18??-1???] Of Cousin Lane, Halifax.

He previously lived at the Forest View, Ovenden.

Recorded in 1874, when he was the manager of the club house at Ovenden Cricket Club. He was charged with selling beer without a licence. The case was dismissed and Priestley was warned to sell only to club members

Priestley, John
[1811-1879] He married (1) Selina [1808-1874].

He married (2) Ann [1832-1901].

John & his wives were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Priestley, John
[1817-1876] Of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1839, he married (1) Sarah Breedon Dyson [1814-1840] in Halifax.

Sarah died 25th July 1840 (aged 26).

He married (2) Elizabeth [1815-1859], who was one of Elizabeth Reynard (in [Q2] 1844), Elizabeth Barker (in [Q2] 1849), or Elizabeth Crowther (in [Q4] 1855).

They were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Priestley, John
[1831-1???] Tea-dealer in Halifax.

In July 1853, he was charged with forging a receipt. He had dealing with another tea-dealer, William Dawson (or William Dawson Mortimer) of Bradford. In June 1853, Dawson asked Priestley to settle an account for tea. Priestley claimed that he paid //10 on 17th Mary and produced a receipt which he said was in Dawson's handwriting. Realising that it was a forgery, Dawson seized the document. Priestley then said that his brother had paid //10 to another party by mistake, a statement which turned out to be false. 2 witnesses proved that the receipt was in Priestley's handwriting. A verdict of Guilty was returned with a recommendation for mercy. Priestley was imprisoned for 12 months with hard labour

Priestley, John
[1835-1882] Born in Ovenden

He was landlord of the Peat Pitts, Bradshaw [1881-1882].

He married Susannah [1838-1893].

John died in 1882.

After his death, Susannah took over and was a farmer and licensed victualler at the Peat Pitts [1882-1893]

Priestley, John
[1837-1???] Eldest son of Isaac Priestley.

He was a librarian in Bradford [1891].

On 17th September 1868, he married Betsy, daughter of Charles Chambers, at St John's Congregational Church, Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Mabel Ruth [b 1870] who was a milliner [1891]
  2. Florence Martha [b 1873]
  3. Elsie Winifred [b 1876]
  4. Lilian B [b 1882]

Around 1875, the family moved to Bradford

Priestley, John
[1837-1900] Aka Jack. From Ripponden.

Musician, violinist and music seller at Sowerby Bridge. He had a music shop in Town Hall Street. He moved from Sowerby Bridge to Manchester where he played with De Jong's Orchestra. He returned to Halifax and worked for Hemingway's in Northgate. He was leader of the orchestra at the Theatre Royal [from 1870], and conductor with several other local orchestras. He was one of the founders, Presiden [1896] and conductor of the Northgate End Orchestral Society. In the 1890s, he was presented with a gold watch for services rendered to the musical cause in Halifax.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Priestley, John
[1894-1916] Born in Colne.

He was a joiner.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Redan Ridge Cemetery No.2, Beaumont-Hamel [C 10],

He is remembered on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd and in the book Royd Regeneration

Priestley, John Emerson
[1915-2000] JP.

Son of James Nicholl Priestley.

In 1945, he married Myra, daughter of Henry Wharton Siddall.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Elizabeth

The family lived at

Priestley, John Henry
[1867-1905] Born in Halifax.

He was a twister in working of worsted coatings [1891].

He married Martha Annie Mann [1870-19??].


Martha Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clement

The family lived at

  • Lytham Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Greetland [1901]

By 1901, son Clement had been adopted by Melinda & Thomas Willie Booth of Greetland

John Henry died around 1905.

In 1911, Martha Annie married (2) Matthew Victor Binns

Priestley, John Henry
[1877-1963] Local antiquarian from Ripponden. He was interested in history and prehistory, and he had a large collection of prehistoric artefacts.

He published several histories:

  • History of Ripponden [1903]
  • History of Rishworth Grammar School
  • History of the Ripponden Co-operative Society

He was a member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society from 1923, and President from 1951 until his death

Priestley, John Newsome
[1830-1909] Son of Luke Priestley.

Born in Greetland.

Baptised at Elland [1830].

He was a woollen weaver (hand loom) [1851] / a weaver [1852] / a woollen weaver [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a retired woollen weaver [1901]

On 30th May 1852, he married Martha Howarth [1830-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was the daughter of John Howarth from Barkisland.

She had a daughter: Mary Ann Howarth [b 10th September 1850]. No father was recorded

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann Howarth [b 1850]
  2. James [b 1853]
  3. Moses
  4. Martha Jane [b 1858]
  5. Luke [b 1859]
  6. Frances Maria [b 1863]
  7. Benjamin [b 1865]
  8. Howarth [b 1869]
  9. Samuel Allen [b 1872]
  10. Lucy Annie [b 1875]
  11. Alice Ann L [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • West Vale, Elland [1861]
  • Stainland Road, Elland cum Greetland [1871]
  • Lambert Street, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Ingham's Buildings, Dean Street, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • Dean Street, Greetland [1901]

Living with them [in 1871] were lodgers Emily Tyldsley [aged 7] and Mary E Tyldsley [aged 5]

Priestley, John Whitaker
[1877-1960] Son of James Nicholl Priestley.

He was a blanket manufacturer [1914, 1941] / Chairman and Governing Director of Priestley Brothers (Blankets) Limited.

He married Ethel, daughter of James Carter.

They had no children.

The family lived at

He is remembered at St George's Church, Lee Mount

See Albert Eastwood

Priestley, Jonas
[1700-1779] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He married Mary Swift [1???-1665].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

In 1741, he remarried

Priestley, Jonathan
[1???-16??] Clothier of Goodgreave, Sowerby

Priestley, Jonathan
[1???-18??] Farmer at Shaking House, Mixenden [1861].

He married Sarah.


Sarah was mentioned in the probate of [1873]
 

Priestley, Jonathan
[1595-1662] Son of Thomas Priestley.

He never married.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church at the upper end of the south aisle, near his brother Francis

Priestley, Jonathan
[16??-1???] Son of Joseph Priestley.

Like his father, he was one of the many Parliamentarians who fled to Lancashire when General Mackworth and the Royalists occupied Halifax around 1643.

He married Mary [1655-1708].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1672]
  2. Abigail [b 1673]

Priestley, Jonathan
[16??-1722] He lived at Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme.

On 27th September 1676, he married Mrs Mary Nelson [1656-1709].

See Hipperholme Churchwardens

Priestley, Jonathan
[1634-1705] Youngest son of Joseph Priestley.

In 1647, he became apprentice to his brother, Thomas.

In 1672, he bought Northowram House on behalf of his friend, Oliver Heywood.

He (possibly) rebuilt Westercroft Farm, Northowram. There is a date J 1691 P over the front door.

In 1695, he wrote a history of the Priestley family, in which he claimed that there had been Priestleys in Soyland for over 600 years.

In 1658, he married Phoebe Hoyle [1634-1674].

Children:

  1. Lydia
  2. Phoebe [d 1673]
  3. John
  4. Jonathan [b 1659]
  5. Lidia [1661-1681]
  6. Hannah [1663-1667]
  7. Nathanael
  8. Elizabeth [1662-1673]
  9. Abigail [1674-1700]

The family lived at

Phoebe died [2nd March 1674/5] and was buried at Halifax [5th March 1674/5].

A gravestone from 1635, commemorating some members of the family, was found in the cellar of the Ring O' Bells, Halifax

Priestley, Jonathan
[1693-1743] Son of Rev Nathanael Priestley.

Friend and executor of Rev Oliver Heywood.

From around 1700, he lived at Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme.

In 1723, he married (1) Hannah Milnes.


Hannah was the daughter of Robert Milnes
 

Children:

  1. Nathaniel [b 1725]
  2. Hannah [1726-1726]

He married (2) Martha Reeveley

Priestley, Jonathan
[1783-1834] Son of James Priestley.

Baptised at Coley Church [22nd September 1783]. He moved to live in Lancashire.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1816]

He died in Foulridge, Lancashire [30th November 1834].

He was buried at Colne Parish Church

Priestley, Jonathan
[1846-1???] Son of James Priestley.

He was an optician.

In 1873, there was controversy between the ratepayers and the Ovenden Local Board over the introduction of gas into the district. In September 1873, Priestley was charged with

having written and sent anonymous letters containing threats of murder to James Booth, James Whiteley, and Wilson Midgley

all of whom had served on the Ovenden Local Board. He had threatened to shoot them with an air-gun.

At the trial, Priestley was described as well-educated and a student of optics. He was caught when the handwriting on the anonymous letters matched that of a reply which he sent to Charles Craven who had written to Priestley on the subject of telescopes.

He was found guilty of sending to James Booth, a letter threatening to kill him, and sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment

Priestley, Jonathan Edward
[1787-1858] Aka Edward Jonathan.

Son of Thomas Priestley Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [15th December 1787].

He had a career in the military

In 1837, he was knighted K.H. a Knight of the Order of the Guelphs of Hanover.

He served with the 25th Regiment, and was Deputy Inspector General of Constabulary in Ireland.

On 6th October 1814, he married Mary Ann Kenworthy at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

Children:

  1. child [b 1814]
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child [b 1834]

He died in Dublin [4th December 1858]

Priestley, Joseph
[1???-1689] His family lived at Goodgreave, Sowerby.

He was one of the many Parliamentarians who fled to Lancashire when General Mackworth and the Royalists occupied Halifax around 1643.

He married Hester Briggs.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. John
  3. Jonathan
  4. Tom

He left his wife behind and, when he returned to see her in September 1643, he was captured by Lieutenant-Colonel Wentworth men at Blackstone Edge and was imprisoned at the Corner House during the Civil War. He could have been ransomed for £80, but he refused to pay, believing that the Royalists would soon be routed.

He became ill with a fever – complaining that the streets of Halifax were filled with straw and dung and he was not used to confinement – and Mackworth agree to move him, but Priestley died within a few days at the house of John Brearcliffe.

It is said that he was buried behind the font in Halifax Parish Church

Priestley, Joseph
[1???-18??] Stuff maker/merchant at Halifax.

In June 1830, he was declared bankrupt

Priestley, Joseph
[1588-1643] Son of Thomas Priestley.

He married Elizabeth (Betty) Booth.


Betty was the daughter of John Booth
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. Thomas
  4. Samuel
  5. Timothy
  6. Benjamin
  7. a daughter who died in infancy
  8. a daughter who died in infancy
  9. Mary
  10. Jonathan

During the Civil Wars, the family fled to Lancashire

Priestley, Joseph
[16??-1690] Son of Thomas Priestley of Holdsworth.

Wool-merchant of Westercroft.

Heywood records that he


... made bad bargains

... drank to excess

... was arrested and imprisoned at Leicester for his debts

 

On 3rd October 1681, he married Mary Best.

Children:

  1. Lydia
  2. Mary [b 1687]

The couple inherited part of Shelf Hall.

He was killed in Ireland at the Battle of the Boyne

Priestley, Joseph
[1617-1689] Son of Joseph Priestley.

He married Hester Briggs [1627-1???].

Children:

  1. John who was apprenticed to Mr Lister, a grocer of York
  2. Joseph

Priestley, Joseph
[1650-1733] Of White Windows.

Son of Joseph Priestley. He was apprenticed to Mr Kitchingman.

He married Mary Morrell.


Mary came from Beckfoot, near Bingley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Timothy
  3. Mary
  4. Hannah who married John Starkey

Priestley, Joseph
[1659-1745] Son of John Priestley.

Born at Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme.

On 21st May 1685, he married Sarah Healey.

Children:

  1. Jonas
  2. John

Priestley, Joseph
[17??-1769] Of Shelf.

Son of James Priestley.

He was a labourer [1738].

On 27th March 1738, he married Grace Morris.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Judith [1739-1740]
  2. Joseph

Priestley, Joseph
[1733-1804] Son of Jonas Priestley.

Born in Batley.

At the age of 1, the young Joseph, one of 6 children, was sent to live with his grandfather. He returned home, at the age of 6, when his mother died

He was minister at Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds.

He is credited with the discovery of oxygen

Priestley, Joseph
[1740-1817] Son of Joseph Priestley.

Baptised 18th March 1741.

He was Superintendent of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Company [for almost 50 years].

He married Mary Greenwood.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Sarah [17??-1817] who married [16th August 1798] John Robert Ogden

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Bradford [26th August 1817]

Priestley, Joseph
[1750-1819] JP.

Son of John Priestley.

He was a magistrate. He had a Justices' Room at White Windows, Sowerby, and his name is inscribed on a window pane there. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding. He was a subscriber to Warley Grammar School.

He had a business as a merchant at Longbottom Fulling Mills, Luddendenfoot

On 5th November 1770, he married Lydia Lea.


Lydia was the only daughter and heiress of John Lea
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 1772]
  2. Caroline [b 1774]
  3. Mary Susannah [1775-1819] who married Rev Johnson Atkinson Busfeild
  4. Ann [b 1776]
  5. Delia [b 1778]
  6. Lucy [b 1779]
  7. Lea [1781-1853] who married Henry Lees Edwards
  8. George
  9. Henry
  10. Charles
  11. Edward [b 1796]

Several children died in their infancy.


On 8th March 1803, a newspaper announced the marriage of William Parker Esq to Miss Ann Adumesa Priestley, youngest daughter of Joseph Priestley ...

In April 1803, a newspaper announced the marriage of Captain Thomas Butler Esq, a Captain of the East India Service to Miss Priestley, daughter of Joseph Priestley

 

The family lived at

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions and Sowerby Parish Church Bells

Priestley, Joseph
[18??-18??] Lodging house keeper at Fountain Street, Halifax [1850]

Priestley, Joseph
[18??-18??] A saddler. He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street. He trained at Airedale College. He became minister at Smallbridge, near Rochdale

Priestley, Joseph
[1825-1885] Born in Soyland.

He was a clog & pattern maker [1851] / a clogger [1861] / a farmer and innkeeper at a beerhouse at his home Glenhaven Cottage [1871] / a clogger [1881].

In August 1874, Joseph Priestley, beerhouse keeper of Ripponden, was refused a spirit licence, but granted a beer licence.

On 7th October 1846, he married Elizabeth Eccles [1823-1897] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Helen [1847-1860]
  2. John [1849-1878]
  3. William Henry [1852-1897]
  4. Elizabeth [1855-1918]
  5. Emily [1860-1924]

The family lived at

Son William Henry was killed in an accident with a brewer's waggon at King Cross [17th December 1897]

Priestley, Joseph
[1869-1928] Born in Stainland.

He was weaving overlooker [1893].

On 30th Sep 1893, he married Ellen Clegg in Halifax


Ellen was the daughter of
Thomas Clegg
 

Children:

  1. Irvine
  2. Agnes Evelyn [1899-1967] who married [1928] Fred Harrison
  3. Cyril [1898-1904]
  4. Doris May [1901-1971] who never married
  5. Vera Mary [1905-1960] who married [1932] Hubert Williamson
  6. Beatrice [1907-1965] who never married
  7. Frank [1909-1972] who married [1933] Lillian Withey [1907-1994]

The children were all born in Stainland

Priestley, Lewis
[1897-1917] Son of Arthur Priestley.

He was a tape weavering [1911] / a member of All Souls' Church, Halifax / employed by Oates & Green Limited at Ellen Royd Works, Halifax.

He lived at Howgate Hill, Southowram.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was severely wounded in the side, shoulder & head by shell fragments with a piece of shell in his brain [29th April 1917].

He died of wounds in hospital [4th May 1917].

He was buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery [II D 15].

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

Priestley, Louis Edmund
[1858-19??] Son of Edmund Priestley.

Born in Halifax [15th April 1857].

He was a card maker [1881] / retired [1911].

In February 1887, he and his brother George Frederick filed a patent for

the application of a certain appliance for strengthening or steadying cast steel card teeth employed in dressing silk waste

He lived at 5 Park Road, Halifax [1911].

He died 7th September 1938

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 467]

Priestley, Luke
[1801-18??] Son of Moses Priestley.

He was a woollen weaver [1841] / a farmer & hand loom weaver [1851].

In 1821, he married (1) Mary Newsome in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [bapt 1823]
  2. Allen [bapt 1825]
  3. Samuel [bapt 1828]
  4. John Newsome
  5. Leah [bapt 1832]
  6. Sarah Ann [bapt 1834]

In 1840, he married (2) Leah [1801-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Leah was the daughter of clothier John Ainley, and the widow of Mr Drinkwater.

She had 3 children by her previous marriage:

(1) Ann [b 1826]; (2) Elizabeth [b 1828]; (3) Jane [b 1833]

 

The family lived at

  • 57 Cross Hill, Elland with Greetland [1841]
  • 34 Cross Hill, Elland with Greetland [1851]

Priestley, Lydia
[1660-1681] Daughter of Jonathan Priestley.

She drowned after being thrown from her horse whilst crossing Godley Brook Bridge when the Red Beck was swollen by a flood in December 1681

Priestley, Mary
[15??-1625] Daughter of Henry Priestley.

On 20th December 1585, she married (1) William Wade at Elland Parish Church.

She married (2) Rev John Broadley.

John died 14th February 1625 and Mary died 2 weeks later [2nd March].

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church.

There is a memorial to them in Halifax Parish Church

Priestley, Mary
[1780-1870] Of Thorpe, Triangle.

Daughter of John Priestley, and cousin of Ann Walker.

Born September 1780`.

In 1806, she married William Henry Rawson, joining the Priestley family and the Rawson family.

She died 18th February 1870.

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: William Henry [11th January 1865]; Mary [23rd February 1870]

Priestley, Milner
[1867-1941] Son of Alfred Priestley.

Born in Northowram.

Baptised at Coley Church [25th April 1867].

He was A brewer's labourer [1901, 1911].

During World War II, he served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

On 31st March 1888, he married Clara Shaw at St George's Church, Lee Mount.


Clara, was born in Boothtown, the daughter of Truman Shaw
 

Children:

  1. Alice Ann [b 1889] who was a carpet weaver [1911]
  2. Alfred Wright [b 1891] who was a carpet weaver [1911], a loom tuner [1941]
  3. Gladys [b 1896] who was a carpet weaver [1911] and married [1923] Harry Vaughan [1895-19??]
  4. Horace [b 1897] who was an office boy [1911]
  5. Lois [b 1898] who was a chenille can filler [1911] and married [1923] Frederick James Wormald [1898-19??]
  6. Freda [b 1900]
  7. Raymond [1901-1902]
  8. Herbert Shaw [b 1903]

The children were all born in Lee Mount.

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1891]
  • 1 Melrose Street, Ovenden [1901]
  • 25 Tennyson Street, Wheatley Lane [1911]
  • Hill Top, Soil Hill, Holmfield [1941]

He died 1st December 1941

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £160 3/6d. Probate was granted to son Alfred Wright

Priestley, Moses
[17??-18??] He was a farmer [1840].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Luke

Priestley, Moses
[1855-1913] Son of John Priestley.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton twister [1871] / a cotton twiner [1881, 1891] / a cotton mill foreman [1901] / a cotton twiner [1911]

In 1873, he married Julia, daughter of Robert Banks, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jonas Banks [b 1873]
  2. Friend
  3. Percy Hermon [b 1879]
  4. Eliza J [b 1882]
  5. Starkey Henry [b 1884]
  6. Julia [b 1890]
  7. Annie Mabel? [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Holte Lane, Elland with Greetland [with Julia's parents 1881]
  • Holt Lane, Elland with Greetland [1891]
  • 80 Albert View, Halifax [1901]
  • 77 Essex Street, Halifax [1911]

Priestley, Rev Nathanael
[1665-1728] Son of John Priestley or Jonathan Priestley.

Nonconformist minister.

He was a friend of Oliver Heywood.

The Northowram Register records he was


of great parts and excellent ministerial abilities, a universal scholar. He is truly of a candid, Christian temper, a lover of good men of whatever persuasion
 

On 19th July 1689, he registered a house in Warley where Heywood preached.

He assisted Rev Matthew Smith at what was to become Warley Congregational Church. In 1691, 3 years before he was ordained, he was Minister at Warley.

He bought land at Bell Croft and then gave it for the construction of Northgate End Chapel and was its first minister [1696-1728].

He built the Sundial House, Friendly.

Daniel Defoe used him as an informant when compiling the account of his tour of Britain.

In 1689, he married Jane, daughter of John Brearcliffe and widow of Samuel Fourness.

Children:

  1. James [d 1735]
  2. Sarah
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Dorothy
  5. Jonathan
  6. Sarah
  7. Nathaniel
  8. Thomas
  9. John

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church.

See William Kitchingman

Priestley, Nathaniel
[1699-1781] Son of John Priestley.

He sold the White Windows estate to a distant cousin John Priestley, whose family had been tenants for 3 generations

Priestley, Nathaniel
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1761]

Priestley, Nathaniel
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1738]

Priestley, Nathaniel
[1701-1782] Yeoman of Northowram.

In 1750, he gave land and stone to construct The Manse on Towngate for Heywood's Chapel


Question: Was he the man who built Priestley Hall, Northowram [1723]?

 

Priestley, Nathaniel
[18??-19??] A butcher at Mount Tabor.

In March 1864, he was charged with selling beer without a licence. He had been suspected of this for some time and a plain clothes officer found 11 men drinking and smoking, and saw Priestley selling beer and tobacco. The policeman called for a pint and was charged 1½d for it. Priestley was fined £5 plus 7/6d costs. Information was laid against him for selling tobacco without a licence

Priestley, Norman
[1901-1919] Son of Ramsden Priestley.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the Royal Air Force Wireless School.

He died in St Luke's War Hospital [31st March 1919] (aged 18).

He & other members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [C 112].

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

His brother Frank also died in the War

Priestley, Peter de
[11??-11??] Of Priestley Green.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jordan de Rookes

Priestley, R.
[18??-19??] Partner in Priestley & Balme.

He lived at 10 Cromwell Terrace, Halifax [1905]

Priestley, Ramsden
[1874-1937] Son of Isaac Priestley.

Born in Halifax.

He was an upholsterer [1901, 1911].

In 1895, he married Ruth Windle [1873-1958] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Kilnhurst, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. James Frederick [1895-1905]
  2. Frank
  3. Edith [b 1898]
  4. Norman

The family lived at 10 Cromwell Terrace, West Hill Park, Halifax [1901, 1911, 1917].

Sons Frank & Norman died in World War I.

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

Priestley, Richard
[14??-15??] In his will of 1536, he left money to Elland Church and to Ripponden Chapel. John Royde was a witness to the will

Priestley, Richard
[17??-18??] Dealer in leather and sizeing at Union Street, Halifax [1809]

Priestley, Richard
[17??-18??] He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1820] who married John Turner

Priestley, Richard B.
[18??-18??] Letterpress printer at 2 Gill's Court, Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1863]

Priestley, Robert
[1???-16??] Of Baitings Farm, Ripponden.

In 1623, he was one of the executors of the will of Jony Lightollers

Priestley, Robert
[1632-1654] Of Soyland and the Baitings.

Son of Henry Priestley

Priestley, S.
[18??-19??] His mark was found on a bottle in Ian Lister's collection.

Ian suggests he may be the Samuel Priestley who was landlord of the Commercial Inn, Illingworth [1894, 1904], but this has not been confirmed

Priestley, Sam
[1858-1933] Son of Sam Priestley, driver.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a wire drawer [1879, 1891] / a small wire drawer [1911].

On 27th September 1879, he married Hannah Garnett at Christ Church, Pellon.


Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of
John Garnett
 

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. Ernest [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a comb maker [1911]
  9. Beatrice Frances [1887-1927]
  10. Blanche [1887-1927] who was a shopkeeper (confectioner own account) [1911], and married Samuel Jowett
  11. Eli Garnett
  12. Ruby [1892-1955]
  13. Florence Evelyn [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  14. Sarah Ann [b 1899]
  15. Frances Hannah [1902-1994]

The family lived at

  • Holmes Terrace, Ovenden [1891]
  • 6 Charlesworth Grove, Pellon [1911]

Priestley, Samuel
[1620-1643] Of Goodgreave, Sowerby.

Son of Joseph Priestley.

When his parents tried to dissuade him from leaving his apprenticeship and joining the Parliamentarian forces of Sir Thomas Fairfax, he famously replied

If I stay at home, I can follow no employment, but be forced to hide in one hole or another, which I cannot endure. I had rather venture my life in the field, and if I die, it is in a good cause

After the Royalists had fled following the Battle of Heptonstall, Priestley found a Royalist soldier lying in Hebden Water there. He waded into the water and rescued the man. He died from pneumonia 3 weeks later

Priestley, Samuel
[1837-1904] Landlord of the Commercial Inn, Illingworth [1894, 1904]

He married Grace.

After Samuel's death, Grace took over at the Commercial Inn.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

See S. Priestley

Priestley, Samuel
[1852-1897] Born in Ovenden.

He was a carter [1881] / a cart driver [1891] / a carter with Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society [1897].

In 1872, he married Harriet Clarke [1853-1???] born in Great Dalby, Leicestershire, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1873]
  2. William [b 1875] who was a woollen cropper [1891], a warper cotton [1901]
  3. Mary Louisa [b 1877] who was a worsted twister [1891, 1901] and who married [1902] Joseph Hodgson
  4. George [b 1879] who was a woollen operative [1891], a doubler cotton [1901]
  5. Ernest [b 1881] who was a woollen operative [1891], a finisher woollen [1901]
  6. Herbert [b 1884] who was a finisher woollen [1901]
  7. Harry [b 1888] who was a piecer cotton [1901], a cotton twiner [1911]
  8. Jane Hannah [b 1890]
  9. Albert [b 1891] who was a cloth finisher [1911]
  10. Ben Cecil Clarke [b 1895] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  11. Sam [b 1897] who was born posthumously, and was an errand boy [1911]

The family lived at

  • Hollin Hall Lane, Luddenden Foot, Warley [1881]
  • Morley Hall, Luddenden Foot, Sowerby [1891]
  • 5 Victoria Terrace, Burnley Road, Luddenden Foot [1901]
  • 80 Co-operative Buildings, Luddenden Foot [1911]

On Monday, 5th April 1897, Sam was delivering coal to Blackwood Hall, Luddendenfoot, when he slipped from the wagon and fell under the wheels. 3 fingers of his left hand were cut off in the accident. He was taken to Halifax Infirmary where his leg was amputated.

He died from his injuries on the following Saturday.

At the time of the incident, his brother, also a driver, was in Leeds Infirmary, suffering from a similar accident

Priestley, Samuel
[1877-19??] Born in Bradford

He was a warehouseman [1903].

On 21st November 1903, he married Elizabeth Hannah Boocock in Halifax.


Elizabeth Hannah was the daughter of
Titus Boocock
 

Children:

  1. Marion [1907-1997] who married [1935] Roy Selway Feather [1911-1988]

Priestley, Samuel
[1881-1918] Born in Halifax.

He was a coal pit labourer (coal mining) [1911].

On 2nd June 1900, he married Hannah Anderson [1880-1949] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Norman [1900-1968]
  2. Edith [1905-1906]
  3. Ernest [1908-1972] who worked at Crossley's [from 1921]
  4. Clara [1909-1983]
  5. Harry [b 1911] who was a van driver [1936]
  6. William [b 1913] who was a biscuit factory labourer [1936]
  7. Samuel / Sam [b 1916] who was a clay & coal miner [1936], and married [Q1/1949] Emily Crowther
  8. Annie [1918-1993] who was a woollen spinner [1936], and married Mr Hartley

The five youngest children were baptised at St Mark's Church, Siddal.

The family lived at

Samuel died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Hannah died in 1949.

She was buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Priestley, Samuel Skelton
[1814-1893] Son of Captain John Priestley.

In 1837, he married Frances Stamper [1810-1891] in Tiverton, Devon.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1838] who married Thomas Brayshaw
  2. Frances Sarah [b 1840] who married John Francis Turner
  3. Christiana [b 1842] who married William Walton
  4. Charles Skelton [1844-1896] who married Harriet Grace Brunt
  5. William Henry [1846-1847]
  6. Janet Elizabeth [1850-1851]

Priestley, Sarah
[16??-17??] Daughter of Rev Nathaniel Priestley of Westercroft.

She married Robert Milnes.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1729-1788] who married James Lees from Manchester

Priestley, Simeon
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner at Hay's Mill, Mixenden [1861].

In April 1876, partners Thomas Priestley and Simeon Priestley, trading as Simeon Priestley woolstaplers, were declared bankrupt. In November, the bankruptcy was annulled

Priestley, Simeon
[1813-1892] For 40 years, he was chapel keeper and sexton at Mount Zion Chapel, Ogden. He was also a teacher, class leader, sick visitor and Society steward for 20 years.

He married Hannah [1813-1882].

Simeon died 26th March 1892 (aged 75).

Hannah died 23rd June 1882 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden. His headstone there was erected by public subscription. Hannah's epitaph is

SHE HATH DONE WHAT SHE COULD

Priestley, Solomon
[1809-1890] Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in Clay & Priestley.

In 1863, the business was dissolved. He and his son, James Nicholl, set up a woollen business in Luddenden.

He was a butcher [1851] / a farmer (15 acres) [1881].

On 3rd November 1840, he married Sarah Nicholl [1819-1889].


Sarah was born in Warley, the daughter of David Nicholl
 

Children:

  1. Susan Ann [b 22nd April 1841-1924] who married William Thomas Constantine
  2. James Nicholl
  3. Hannah [b 1846]
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Sarah Ellen [1853-1937] who married (1) Albert Eastwood & (2) Samuel Watkinson

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1851, 1871]
  • Norton Lodge, Warley

Sarah died at Norton Lodge [25th December 1889] (aged 69).

Solomon died at Norton Lodge [7th November 1890] (aged 81).

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount

Priestley, Thomas
[1???-1???] He married Elizabeth daughter of William Kitchingman.

After Thomas's death, Elizabeth married James Stansfeld

Priestley, Thomas
[1???-16??] Son of Joseph Priestley. Of Holdsworth.

He married Mary, daughter of Sibyl and Michael Whiteley.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Priestley, Thomas
[1562-1611] Of Goodgreave.

Son of Henry Priestley.

He made journeys to and from London with a team of 8 or 9 packhorses carrying woollen cloth to market and returning with wool from Kent and Suffolk.

He married (1) Elizabeth Aldridge [1562-1592].

Children:

  1. John [b 1582] who went to London & had no children
  2. Mary [1585-1676] who never married
  3. Joseph
  4. Anthony [b 1590] who went to live at Cawood near York & had no children

He married (2) Ann Hirst [1571-16??].


Ann came from Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Francis
  2. Jonathan
  3. Timothy [1597-1662] who had no children
  4. Henry
  5. Grace [1604-1688] who married Joseph Wood [1597-16??]

He had property at Priestley Ing, Turvin

Priestley, Thomas
[1651-1691] Son of Henry Priestley.

A wealthy Halifax apothecary.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Dorothy

Priestley, Thomas
[17??-1807] Of Halifax. Inspector of the woollen manufacture.

He died 5th October 1807.

A notice of his death in the Leeds Mercury of 10th October 1807, reported

The death of this gentleman was occasioned by the severe bruises which he received by being precipitated into a well nearly 60 feet deep, and which by an act of unpardonable negligence, was left uncovered, and without any railing around – a negligence the more reprehensible, as there were no lights exhibited to warn the unwary passenger of his danger, though the night was extremely dark.

This gentleman was in company with some friends at the time this fatal accident occurred, whose surprise and terror was extreme at his sudden and unaccountable separation from them, as the extreme darkness of the night prevented them from immediately discovering the place into which their friend had fallen.

But this uncertainty was but momentary – lights and assistance were immediately procured, and this unfortunate gentleman, was, though with great difficulty, extricated from his dreadful situation; and though three of his ribs were broken, and his left hop dislocated, sanguine hopes were entertained for his recovery; these hopes were, to the infinite grief of his friends, disappointed, and, as we have before stated, he died on Monday last, four days after the accident

Priestley, Thomas
[1756-1811] He was Hops, spirit & liquor merchant at Aked's Road, Halifax [1809].

On 12th February 1784, he married Jane Woolas [1764-1806] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Charles Thomas
  2. Henry Joseph – known as Hen-Jo – [1787-1789]
  3. Jonathan Edward
  4. Jane Henrietta [1791-1809]
  5. Frederick Jonathan [1784-1814]
  6. Charlotte Ann [1795-1810]
  7. Thomas Jonathan [1797-1798]
  8. Emma [1799-1822]
  9. Sidney George [1801-1826]
  10. Amelia [bapt 1803] who was mentioned in her father's will of 1811
  11. Harriet Eliza [1806-1819] who died at Burghfield House, near Reading

Jane died shortly after giving birth to daughter Harriet Eliza.

Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax: Jane [19th August 1806]; Thomas [23rd March 1811]

Priestley, Thomas
[18??-18??] Woolstapler, dealer and chapman at Halifax.

In March 1835, he was declared bankrupt

Priestley, Thomas
[18??-19??] In the 1880s, he took over the printer, newsagent, bookseller and stationer business of his father-in-law, Henry Wadsworth, at North Bridge, Halifax.

The 3-storey building surmounted by a clock is still there

Priestley, Thomas
[1811-18??] Born in Southowram.

He was innkeeper at 24 King Street, Halifax – the King of Prussia [1845, 1851].

He married Mary Ann [1809-18??].


Mary Ann came from Halifax
 

She was widowed by 1854 / landlady at the King of Prussia [1854] / landlady at the Malt Shovel, Elland [1861] / grocer at 9 King Street, Halifax [1871].

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1833]
  2. Harriet [b 1835]
  3. Aked
  4. John Drake [b 1839] who was a mechanic worsted machine [1861]
  5. Sarah [b 1841] who married Joseph Dennis

The family lived at

  • Cripplegate, Halifax [1841]
  • 24 King Street, Halifax [1851]

Living with Mary Ann at the Malt Shovel in 1861, was daughter Sarah, son-in-law Joseph Dennis and granddaughter Clara

Priestley, Thomas
[1818-1881] Gentleman.

He lived at 18 Byrom Street, Todmorden.

He died 19th January 1881 (aged 63).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [N 30 C]

Priestley, Thomas
[1840-1???] Son of Thomas Priestley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton spinner [1871] / a stoker [1886].

He married Hannah [1842-1???].


Hannah was born in Moldgreen, Huddersfield.

She was a cotton reeler [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Harriet A [b 1864] who was a domestic servant [1881]
  2. Emily [b 1866] who was a cotton piecer [1881] and married Harry Schofield
  3. Arthur [b 1871]
  4. Kaye [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • Neileys, Honley, Huddersfield [1871]
  • Top o'th Town, Barkisland [1881]
  • Common Royd, Barkisland [1901]

Living with them [in 1871] was Thomas's widowed father Thomas Priestley [b 1810] (cotton mill hand).

Thomas died in 1877 (aged 37).

In [Q4] 1881, Hannah married Thomas Clark.

Hannah was again a widow [1901].

Living with her [in 1901] were grandsons Tom E Schofield [b  1890] & Stanley Schofield [b 1891]

Priestley, Thomas B.
[1834-1891] Son of John Priestley

He married Clarissa Leake.

They emigrated to America

Priestley, Timothy
[1???-18??] On 23rd September 1839, at Halifax Magistrates' Court, he was committed to the House of Correction for 14 days for an offence under the Factory Act, the offence being in forging a certificate of the age of his child

Priestley, Tom
[1883-1915] Son of William Priestley

Born in Halifax.

He was a clay hurrier [1901] / a well-known sportsman / a player with Salterhebble RFC / an employee of John Holdsworth's.

Around 1902, he joined the Regular Army with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He spent 9 years in India.

During World War I, he returned to Britain and served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He left for France [15th January 1915].

He had been missing since February 1915, and it was presumed that he died on 21st February 1915 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [8 & 12], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Priestley, W.
[18??-18??] Boot and shoe maker at Halifax.

In April 1856, he was declared insolvent

Priestley, Walker
[1787-1853] Son of John Priestley.

Born 30th March 1787.

He and his brother John Priestley owned and operated Thorpe Mill.

He lived at Kebroyd Hall, Soyland.

He died 1st May 1853.

See Halifax Board of Guardians

Priestley, Wilbert
[1914-1940] Son of Edith & Herbert Priestley of Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 110 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He died 25th April 1940 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial [18].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Priestley, Wilfred
[1887-1917] Son of Henry Priestley.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

On 27th January 1908, he married Edith Alice Wood [1888-19??] in Colne


Edith Alice was born in Colne
 

Children:

  1. Dorothy Jane [b 1909]

The family lived at 16 Skelton Street, Colne.

During World War I, he was called up for service [20th July 1916], and served as a Private. with the 10th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He went to France [13th November 1916] joining his Battalion [26th November 1916].

He was killed in action [28th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [7], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Priestley, William
[17??-18??]

Recorded in 1828, when he was Treasurer at the Court of Requests for Halifax (and other parishes in the West Riding) 

Priestley, William
[1779-1860] Son of John Priestley.

A cousin of Ann Walker.

Born in Sowerby [8th October 1779].

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [24th November 1779].

Educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

He was Deputy Lieutenant / a wool clothier / a life-long friend of John Turney / an eminent local musician, antiquary & literary figure / an enthusiastic music-collector.

He held musical evenings at his home until 1817.

In 1817, he founded the Halifax Quarterly Choral Society. He presented a manuscript score of Mozart's arrangement of Judas Maccabaeus to the Society. He had acquired to manuscript from a Moravian settlement north-east of Dresden.

He was a friend of Anne Lister, and his wife became a close confidante.

On 1st December 1808, he married Eliza Paley at St Mary's Church, Carlisle.

They lived at

Around 1835, the William & Eliza moved to Thorp Arch, where they both died.

He inherited High Sunderland.

His collection of choral works, music and books were bequeathed to Halifax Parish Church and the Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

William died at Thorp Arch [1st April 1760] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £5,000.

The will was proved by his nephews John Rawson of Brockwell and Frederick Edward Rawson of Thorpe.

In May 1861, John Rawson presented a new organ to Sowerby Church in his memory

Priestley, William
[1797-1863] Son of Isaac Priestley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a miller / a cotton spinner / a cotton band manufacturer.

In 1818, he married (1) Sarah Law.

Children:

  1. Betty
  2. George

Sarah drowned in 1848.

In 1849, he married (2) widow Betty Cryer, [née Barker], who was a beer seller of Todmorden.

They had no children.

They lived at Ramsden Wood Walsden.

Family tradition has it that ...

one day whilst William was out and about on Ramsden Wood Road, one of the Law family of Robert Law & Company of Ramsden Mill, was approaching the mill on his horse drawn trap, carrying the money to the mill for the wages pay out. The horse was struggling up the hill and the driver gave him a good thrash of the whip. William was so incensed that he grabbed the whip and began to beat the driver, giving him a taste of his own medicine. In the midst of this, not only had the locals turned out to see what the commotion was, but the trap overturned, spilling the money over the road. Most of it was recovered and returned, but a certain amount was missing. In the end, William was prosecuted for Highway Robbery and sent to jail

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Priestley, William
[1807-1???] Born in Norland.

He was a cabinet maker employing 3 men [1851].

On 30th September 1844, he married Phebe Bates in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [b 1835] who was a cabinet maker [1851]

The family lived at Park Street, Skircoat [1851]

Priestley, William
[1831-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a spice maker / a retired spice maker [1911].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1864-19??] who married Arthur Sutcliffe

In 1911, William was widowed and living with his daughter Hannah and her husband

Priestley, William
[1854-1???] Son of William Priestley, weaver

Born in Southowram.

He was a mechanic [1873] / a mechanic worsted mill (fitter & turner) [1881] / a mechanic [1888] / a mechanic in weaving shed [1891] / a mill mechanic [1901, 1911].

In 1873, he married (1) Elizabeth Naylor [1854-1887] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Southowram, was the daughter of Joseph Naylor, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Lewis [b 1874] who was a mechanic apprentice [1891]
  2. Joseph W [b 1875] who was a carpet weaver [1891]
  3. Mary V [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. Arthur [b 1878] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a drayman [1901]
  5. Sam [b 1882]
  6. Tom
  7. Naylor [b 1886] who was a loom creeler [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

Elizabeth died in 1887 (aged 32).

In 1888, he married (2) Elizabeth Broadbent at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth, of Siddal, was the daughter of William Broadbent, delver
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 13 Bank House Lane, Skircoat, Halifax [1881]
  • Stott's Buildings, Trooper Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 11 Moor Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Moore Street, Siddal, Halifax [1911]

Priestley, William
[1855-19??] Son of Edward Priestley, bookkeeper.

Born in Clayton.

He was a stone mason of Moorfield Place, Clayton [1876] / a mason & stationer [1881] / a stone mason (employer) [1891] / a monumental mason (employer) [1901] / a monumental mason (own account) [1911].

In 1876, he married Mary Greenwood [1855-1???] at St Peter's Church, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).


Mary was born in Northowram.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage documents.

She was a worsted weaver of High Street, Clayton [1876]

 

Children:

  1. Edward [b 1877] who was a mill hand [1891], a monumental mason [1901]
  2. Harold [b 1879]
  3. Bertha [b 1881] who was a burler & mender (cloth) [1901, 1911]
  4. George [b 1883] who was a cloth designer's apprentice [1901]
  5. Isabel [b 1886] who was a dressmaker's apprentice [1901], a weaver (dress goods) [1911]
  6. Angelo
  7. Miriam [b 1892]
  8. Handel [b 1895] who was a chemist's apprentice [1911]

The family lived at

  • Chapel Street, Queensbury [1881]
  • 24 Chapel Street, Clayton [1891]
  • 9 Broomfield Street, Queensbury [1901]
  • Ford Hill Cottage, Ambler Thorn [1911]
William died between the census of 1901 and 1911

Priestley, Rev William Henry
[1831-1861] Son of Charles Priestley.

He was baptised twice: (privately) at St Laurence's Church, York [10th November 1831] and at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [23rd July 1843].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / Caius College Cambridge [1851].

In 1858, he married Augusta Le Poer Trench.


Augusta was the daughter of Colonel Sir R. Le Poer Trench
 

William Henry died at Oak Bank, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset [28th September 1861]

Priestley, Willie
[1863-19??] Born in Norland.

He was a greengrocer [1891, 1901, 1911] / a member of Norland Parish Council [1907].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Emily Widdop [1864-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Eveline Maud [b 1893] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. Annice [b 1896] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  3. Gertrude [b 1903]

The family lived at

Living with them in 1901, 1911 was widowed mother-in-law Sarah Ann Widdop [1837-19??]

Priestley, Willie Jagger
[1890-1915] Son of Edwin Priestley.

Born in Barkisland [31st March 1890].

Baptised at Christ Church, Barkisland [May 1890].

He was a carter of Womersley's Buildings, Halifax [1910] / a driver for provision merchant [1911] / employed by Lingard's, North Parade.

In 1910, he married Nellie Huish [1888-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nellie, of Claremount Road, Northowram, was the daughter of Robert Huish, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Regina [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 7 Filey Street, Claremount, Halifax [1911]
  • 45 Claremount Road, Boothtown [1915]

He joined the local Territorials.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [7th November 1915].

He was buried at the Talana Farm Cemetery [IV F 8].

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

 

The Priestley family
Local family whose members included Joseph Priestley and John Priestley and his descendants.

They were at White Windows, Sowerby, Great Greave, Soyland, and Goodgreave, Sowerby

See Some memoirs concerning the family of the Priestleys

Priestley surname

Ivo de Priestley is recorded at Coley Hall in 1187.

The surname originated in Hipperholme, possibly in nearby Priestley Green.

The name uses the element ley, and means a priest's clearing.

There are over 170 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Priestley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Priestley:


Marriages 1808, 1811, 1812, 1835, 1868, 1871, 1873, 1883, 1942; Deaths 1806, 1899, 1900, 1906
 




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