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The entries for people with the surname Ramsden are gathered together in this Sidetrack.

These do not include individuals with other forms of the surname, such as Ramsdin.

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Ramsden, Alfred
[1827-1892] JP.

Born at Popples School House.

He worked as a druggist with James Lofthouse – in a shop known as The House at the Maypole – in Corn Market and later with Jabez Waterhouse in Broad Street. He subsequently bought the Waterhouse business.

He worked as a correspondent for the Leeds Mercury and – from 1857 – for the Halifax Courier.

From 1882, he was Editor, manager – and later part owner – of the Halifax Courier.

He was a founder and director of the Yorkshire Penny Bank.

He was the founder of the Halifax Evening Courier [1892]

He was Mayor of Halifax [1883-1884]. In 1886, he was appointed borough magistrate.

He was a governor of Heath Grammar School and of Crossley & Porter School [1880].

He was a director of the Halifax High Level Railway company.

He was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade. He moved to Hanover Chapel when that was established in 1834. He was a preacher and taught at the Hanover Chapel Sunday School for 20 years. He was a member of the Methodist New Connexion Conference, succeeding Edwin Lumby. General William Booth stayed with Ramsden on one of his journeys before he established the Salvation Army.

He encouraged Joseph Rideal Smith's artistic talents, and he was one of the people to whom Smith dedicated one of his prints.

In 1851, he married (1) his cousin, Elizabeth Ramsden Gledhill [1824-1870].

Children: Arnold [1861-1919].

Elizabeth died in 1870.

In 1872, he married (2) Sarah Jane [1844-1924], daughter of Henry Oates of Prospect House.

Children: (1) Rayner [1878-1962]; (2) Clifford; (3) Edith Kingston [1873-1964] who married Dr Donald Joseph Macaulay.


The children – Rayner, Clifford and Edith – all inherited a 10% share of the residual estate of their maternal uncle Arthur Donald Oates's estate, after the Bermerside Bequest & Oates Trust Fund
 

The family lived at Kingston, Halifax [1876].

He died 8th November 1892

Members of the family were buried at Warley Town Cemetery.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892.

See Anthony Bancroft

Ramsden, Anthony David
[1932-1983] Son of Charles Alfred Ramsden.

He joined the Army and is listed at Lieutenant-Colonel Ramsden.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery with other members of the family

Ramsden, C.
[18??-1???] In 1870, he founded the omnibus and cab business which became John Marsh & Company

Ramsden, Charles
[1833-1893] Born in Clifton. He was a leather dresser [1861]; licensed victualler at the Armytage Arms, Clifton [1871]; a farmer; a dealer in horses.

Around 1848, he established Clifton Bowling Green behind the pub

In 1860, he married Ruth Morrison [1834-1907] from Clifton, at Halifax.

Children: (1) Annie [b 1860]; (2) Jemmie or Jimmy [b 1863]; (3) Alfred [b 1865]; (4) Bertha [b 1872]; (5) Laura [b 1874]; (6) Ada [b 1870].

Charles died on 8th August 1893. After his death, Ruth took over as licensee of the Armytage Arms [1894, 1901].

After Ruth's death, her sons took over at the pub: Jemmie [1907] and Alfred [1917].

Ramsden, Charles Alfred
[1906-1970] Son of Clifford Ramsden.

He succeeded his father as Editor of the Halifax Courier & Guardian [from 1942]. He was succeeded by his son John Michael [1964].

In 1930, he married Phyllis Margaret Crowther [1905-1985] in Shropshire/Staffordshire.

Children: (1) Anthony David; (2) Michael.

The family lived at Haigh House, Warley; Upper Greystones, Manor Heath, Halifax

Ramsden, Clifford
[1880-1954] JP.

Son of Alfred Ramsden.

At the age of 16 he joined the staff of the Halifax Courier. In 1916, he became Editor and Managing Director of Halifax Courier Limited, taking over from his father. He was editor of the Courier & Guardian for 26 years.

He was succeeded by his son Charles Alfred [1942].

He was a director of the Halifax Building Society. He was a founder of the Halifax Rotary Club. He was President of the Yorkshire Newspaper Society [1932]

He and his siblings Rayner and Edith, all inherited a 1/10th share of the residual estate of their maternal uncle Arthur Donald Oates's estate, after the Bermerside Bequest & Oates Trust Fund.

He married Nellie Grandage Ward [1877-1953].


Nellie was from Charleston, West Virginia
 

Children: (1) Elizabeth [b 1900] who married Cecil Collins; (2) Virginia [1908-2000] who married Ronald Murgatroyd; (3) Carolyn [1911-2002] who married Lascelles Morton Wood; (4) Charles Alfred.

The family lived at Kanawha, 1 Clarendon Place, Hopwood Lane [1905], Haigh House, Warley, and The Hollins, Warley [1927].

Ramsden, Copley
[18??-18??] Printer at Northgate, Halifax [1866].

He published the Halifax Almanack & Parish Year Book

Ramsden, Daniel
[1788-1865] Born in Horton, Bradford. His father died and his mother and her 8 children moved to Boothtown.

He was self-taught. He worked in a cotton mill at Halifax.

In 1809, he became bookkeeper and manager of a corn mill at Luddendenfoot. He later established his own business as a corn merchant at Woolshops with a warehouse in 1 Broad Street [1837].

He was one of the Trustees appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823].

In 1848, he was the first Chairman of the new Halifax Council. He was Mayor of Halifax [1860-1861] and laid the corner-stone of Halifax Town Hall. He was High Constable of the town [1861] He was Alderman, until he resigned the post a week before his death.

A promoter of the Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway [1863].

He married Lydia [1798-1861].

They lived at Kingston House, Halifax.

He died 21st August 1865.

See Halifax Temperance Hall

Ramsden, Rev Edward
[1791-1853] AM.

Son of John Ramsden.

He was educated at St John's College Cambridge [1813], ordained Deacon (Chester for Lichfield) [5th April 1817], and appointed Perpetual Curate of Lower Darwen, Lancashire [1829-1839] before becoming Perpetual Curate of St John's Church, Ovenden [1838], the first incumbent of Bradshaw [1839-1853], and Curate of Illingworth [1841].

He wrote a number of collections of verse including The Christian Minister [1842] and Christ the Foundation [1844].

He married Margaret Wray [1802-1835] from Lower Darwen.

Children: (1) child; (2) child; (3) child all of whom died young and were buried at Illingworth Church.

The family lived at Jumples House.

Some cottages at Jumples Crag were dated ER 1819 for him.

Margaret died July 1835 (aged 33).

Edward died 6th June 1853.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church: Margaret [15th July 1835]; Edward [10th June 1853]. The epitaph on the headstone records

He belonged to a well to do local family who lived at Jumples

In 1877, the east window at Bradshaw church was installed in his memory by John Taylor Ramsden

Ramsden, Edward
[1890-19??] MC.

Son of John Taylor Ramsden of Jumples House, Mixenden.

He was educated at Eton and at the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

During World War I, he served with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers and was 3 times mentioned in despatched. He was awarded the Mons Star and the Military Cross. He was Brigade Major to the 1st Cavalry Brigade.

He was Chairman and Managing Director of the family firm Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited. He lived at Sedgefield, County Durham.

He married Geraldine Wilson.


Geraldine was the daughter of Colonel J. Wilson of Cliff Hall, Darlington
 

Children: James Edward [b 1923]

Ramsden, Mrs Elizabeth
[1???-1756] Née ??.: Wife of John Ramsden. They lived at Booth, Rishworth.

After John's death, she married Joseph Haigh. She drew up a prenuptial agreement which preserved all her rights in her goods and property at Rishworth. She was immediately separated from her husband and they lived apart.

She lived at Booth, Rishworth until her death. She bequeathed the house to various family members.

In 1737, when the new Ripponden Church was consecrated, she stood in the aisle throughout the service, protesting that her pew had not been replaced to her liking.

The local people seemed to have had a love/hate relationship with her. In 17??, she unsuccessfully demanded an exhumation in an attempt to discredit a local girl.

John Collier called her Queen at the Booth ...

a gallamaufry of a woman who was dressed as gay and airy as a girl of 16

Ramsden, Elizabeth
[1531-1595] Or Ellen. Daughter of Robert Ramsden.

She married Henry Savile

Ramsden, Elizabeth
[17??-18??] Daughter of John Ramsden.


Question: Can anyone help me attach Elizabeth to the appropriate John?

 

She married Richard Boulton [17??-1846] of Harrock Hall, near Wigan.

Children: (1) son; (2) Alfred Ramsden Boulton [b 1818] who became a Magistrate for Lancashire

Ramsden, Emma
[1???-1???] Daughter of John Ramsden.

Second wife of Robert Crossley

Ramsden, Francis
[1???-18??] He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1879-15th April 1881]

Ramsden, Fretchvile
[1658-1679] Of New Longley Hall, Almondbury.

Heywood writes of

a son of Esquire Ramsden of Longley, who had been a soldier, a wild, ranting, hectoring blade of no mean size, having been at Huthersfield October 30th 1679, having been drinking too liberally, went home about 12 o'clock to his mother's, was observed to sing and rant as he went out of the town, but in the morning was found dead in their own fields, a little beyond the bridge, much blood having issued from his body, whether slain by himself or some other it's not known, it was astonishing

The Annals of the Parish of Almondbury record

Fretchvile Ramsden, gentleman, killed by misfortune, no one being present, by a mastiff dog and buried on the 1st November 1679

Ramsden, Geoffrey
[15??-1612] Of Thick Hollins, Greetland.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) Hugh; (2) Henry; (3) William who became rector of Edgmond, Shropshire.

He was a member of a branch of the Ramsden family of Greetland

Ramsden, George
[1???-1???] Son of John Ramsden.

On 12th February 1615/6, he married Jenet Nore.

Children: Jeremy

Ramsden, George
[15??-16??] Third son of John Ramsden.

He married Sarah, daughter of John Riley.

Children: (1) Jeremia; (2) Samuel; (3) John; (4) Joseph; (5) Nathan; (6) Hester; (7) Marie.

The family lived at Booth, Rishworth [1617]

Ramsden, George
[16??-17??] Youngest son of Robert Ramsden.

Overseer of the Poor for Skircoat [1690]. He built Heath Hall, Halifax. It passed to his son, John Ramsden

Ramsden, George
[16??-1723] Son of Jeremy Ramsden. He was the first owner of Jumples which he bought in 1710. He was churchwarden of Illingworth Church [1696].

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) John [1669-1731]; (2) George; (3) Robert.

He was buried at Illingworth Church [4th April 1723] like many of the family

Ramsden, George
[1674-1742] Son of George Ramsden, the first owner of Jumples. Yeoman of Ovenden. He was churchwarden of Illingworth Church [1733].

He married Elizabeth.

See Sod House Green

Ramsden, George
[17??-1771] He was a steward on the Armytage estate. He was the first master of Clifton Free School [1729-1765]. The school became known as Ramsden's School.

He was a trustee for Betty Nuttall Hill.

On 14th October 1748, he married Mrs Martha Law, a widow.

Martha died 3 months after her husband

Ramsden, Captain George Taylor
[1879-1936] MA.

Eldest son of John Taylor Ramsden of Jumples House, Mixenden.

He was educated at Eton and at Trinity Hall Cambridge.

He married Elizabeth Juel Hansen [1915-19??] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

Children: (1) Mary Elizabeth [b 1916]; (2) Robert George Taylor [b 1918]; (3) Elna Margaret [b 1920]; (4) Anne [1922-1923].

During World War I, he served with the RFA Anti-Aircraft Force, reaching the rank of Captain.

He was Mayor of Halifax [1911-1912].

He was Coalition Unionist MP for Elland [1918-1922]

He was Chairman of Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited.

He was churchwarden of Illingworth Church.

He bought Bramham House, Leeds. The family went to live there.

He died whilst out shooting at Redlish Moor, Thornthwaite [9th October 1936].

He was buried at Illingworth Church [13th October 1936].

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £287,598 19/8d, and

A sum sufficient to provide a set of tubular bells for the Parish Church of St Mary, Illingworth – if not already installed

and directed his trustees

provide a 36-gallon barrel of good ale for consumption by such persons as should attend his funeral

See George William Brear

Ramsden, Gilbert
[15??-1629] He owned Crawstone Hall, Greetland and Syke House, Greetland.

He was an early member of the Ramsden family of Greetland.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) Joseph; (2) Mary [?] who married John Milner

Ramsden, Grace
[16??-1714] Of Northowram.

The Northowram Register records that

[she] had taken horse for Bradford on 14th July 1714. Rode but a few Roods from her own house, the Horse Struck to th' Gallop she could not hold him. Thinking to save herself, she slipt off, broke her leg, whereof she died 19th July. A very Pious, discreet, useful woman

Ramsden, Grace
[1682-1735] Born at Crowstone, Upper Greetland, the daughter of Joseph Ramsden. After the deaths of their brothers, Susannah and Grace went to live in Hawksworth.

Susannah, died before she was able to fulfil her own wish to found a school in Elland for teaching the English tongue to the poor boys of Elland and Greetland.

Grace then inherited all the family estate. In her will, dated December 1734, she gave money from her property in Bingley for the establishment of Grace Ramsden's School.

She died at Hawksworth and was buried in Elland Parish Church

Ramsden, Henry
[15??-162?] Son of Robert Ramsden.

He was associated with Rastrick Chapel.

Around 1593, he married Alice, daughter of John Gybson

Children: (1) William; (2) Richard.

He was dead by 1625

Ramsden, Henry
[1585-1646] Second son of John Ramsden.

In December 1620, he married Esther Firth.

Children: (1) John [1624-1664]; (2) Henry; (3) Samuel; (4) Joseph; (5) Elizabeth; (6) Susan; (7) Mary / Maria [16??-1717] who married Henry Dyson

Ramsden, Henry
[1597-1637] MA.

Son of Geoffrey Ramsden.

Educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford [1610] and became a Fellow of Lincoln College [1621], and preached in London before becoming Vicar of Halifax on the death of his elder brother Hugh [1629].

He was known for his Puritanical sermons. Some of these were published after his death

A Gleaning of God's Harvest [1639]

On 31st June 1630, he married Anna Foxcroft [16??-1682].

He died March 1637.

He was buried in Halifax Parish Church in the Chancel [28th March 1638].

The epitaph on his memorial, erected by his brother William, is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions.

Anna was buried at Elland Parish Church.

See William Aulte, Abraham Sunderland and Richard Sunderland

Ramsden, Henry
[1628-1665] Second son of Henry Ramsden of Booth, Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

Children: John

Ramsden, Hugh
[1594-1629] Or Hugo.

Son of Geoffrey Ramsden.

He was educated at Merton College Oxford.

He married Mercia Hurst [1???-1635] from Huddersfield.

He was Rector at Methley before becoming Vicar of Halifax [1628].

He died of a fever at York the following year.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church [19th July 1629].

The epitaph on his memorial, erected by his younger Henry, is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions.

He was succeeded at Halifax by his younger brother, Henry.

Mercia was buried at Halifax Parish Church [24th January 1635]

Ramsden, Hugh
[16??-16??] Of Stainland. In 1670, he issued tradesmen's tokens worth 1d bearing the image of a rose

Ramsden, James
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was an ironmonger at Cow Market [?], Halifax

Ramsden, James
[18??-191?] Of Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Private.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Ramsden, James
[18??-191?] Of Norland.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Norland War Memorial

Ramsden, James
[1814-1853] Son of John Ramsden of Halifax.

In May 1853, he accidentally drowned in an attempt to ford the river Patea near Petre, Wanganui District, New Zealand

Ramsden, James
[1878-19??] Son of James Sutcliffe Ramsden.

He was an electrician of Tonge cum Bright?, Bolton [1906].

In 1906, he married Annie, daughter of Roger Akroyd at St George's Church, Sowerby

Ramsden, James Sutcliffe
[1838-1896] He was a dyer.

He married Unknown.

Children: James.

He died in Halifax [Q2 1896]

Ramsden, James William
[1843-1???] In 1860, he was working as an apprentice bookseller with Mr Palmer of Huddersfield. He was discharged after 2 incidents of embezzlement and purloining his master's money.

He then went to work as a clerk in a mercantile house in Brighouse.

His conduct led his employer to make enquiries about his earlier career, and Ramsden moved to Pontefract where he stayed at the principal hotel and passed himself off as a relative of Sir John William Ramsden of Huddersfield, and had cards printed with

James William Ramsden Esq, tragedian from the Theatre Royal, London

He then fled in turn to Goole and to Howden.

At his trial, it was reported that he was charged with embezzling tea and tobacco at the age of 12. He was charged with embezzlement and obtaining money under false pretences

Ramsden, Jeremy
[16??-16??] Son of John Ramsden.

On 28th April 1638, he married Elizabeth Royde.

Children: George

Ramsden, Jesse
[1735-1800] Born at the Elephant & Castle, Salterhebble. Scientific instrument maker and inventor, and maker of the first effective screw-cutting lathes

Ramsden, John
[1???-1???] Of Rishworth. He was an early member of what became the Ramsden family of Jumples

On 10th February 1582/3, he married Alice Sladen from Elland.

Children: (1) son; (2) George

Ramsden, John
[1???-1???] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children: Emma

Ramsden, John
[1???-16??] See Bowers Hall, Barkisland and High Trees Hall, Barkisland

Ramsden, John
[1???-16??] Crawstone Hall, Greetland was built for him in 1631. His family had been granted the land in 1619

Ramsden, John
[1???-1871] A member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1849].

He died 14th December 1871

Ramsden, John
[15??-1???] He married Isabel Bottomley [15??-1???].

Children: John

Ramsden, John
[15??-1???] Son of John Ramsden of Bowers.

In October 1579, he married Isabel, daughter of Thomas Bottomley.

Children: (1) John; (2) Henry; (3) George; (4) Samuel; (5) Grace.

His father bought Booth, Rishworth for him.

When his parents had died, he returned to Bowers. He left 40 oak trees in a wood at Bowers to his 4 grandsons John, Henry, Samuel, and Joseph

Ramsden, John
[15??-1591] Of Bowers Hall, Barkisland.

He married Janet.

Children: (1) John; (2) Mychaell; (3) Henrye; (4) Grace; (5) a daughter

Ramsden, John
[15??-16??] Built Hoyle House, Warley

Ramsden, John
[15??-16??] In 1577, he built New Longley Hall, Huddersfield.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) Ann who married Sir Samuel Saltonstall; (2) Fretchvile

Ramsden, John
[1581-1665] Son of John Ramsden.

He married Susan Meg, daughter of Richard Waterhouse.

Children: (1) John; (2) Anne.

He died in Elland [12th August 1665]

Ramsden, John
[16??-1???] Son of George Ramsden.

He inherited Heath Hall, Halifax. He sold it to James Graeme

Ramsden, John
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1694, 1756]

Ramsden, John
[16??-1695] Son of Henry Ramsden.

He lived at Booth, Rishworth.

He married Sara or Sarah.

Children: John

Ramsden, John
[16??-1707] Of Siddal Hall and Mytholm in Hipperholme.

Oldest son of Robert Ramsden.

In 16??, he married (1) Sarah, daughter of John Illingworth.

In January 1706, he married (2) a daughter of Eli Dyson.

Children: Martha who married Joseph Wood.

See Coldwell Hill, Southowram

Ramsden, John
[16??-174?] Son of John Ramsden.

He lived at Booth, Rishworth.

He married Elizabeth

Ramsden, John
[1667-1689] Eldest son of Joseph Ramsden.

He married Bridget Calverley


Bridget was the daughter of Walter Calverley of Calverley
 

Heywood comments that

he was very fat

Ramsden, John
[1695-1755] Born in Halifax.

In 1716, he married Hannah, daughter of Luke Hoyle.

Children: (1) Mary [b 1717]; (2) Richard [b 1723]; (3) John [1724-1731]; (4) Luke [b 1726]; (5) Sarah [b 1727]; (6) Richard [b 1728]; (7) John [b 1731]; (8) Thomas.

John and Hannah were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Ramsden, John
[17??-1???] Gentleman. Only son and heir of John RAMSDEN late of Wellhead, merchant,

He lived at Old Well Head, then Upper Calico Hall.

Between 1767-1770, he sold Old Well Head to John Kershaw

Ramsden, Sir John
[17??-18??] He was MP for the West Riding [1859-1865]

Ramsden, John
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

Around 1790, he and John Ashford built one of the Swamp Mills, Sowerby

Ramsden, John
[1722-1799] Son of Robert Ramsden.

He married (1) Sarah Mitchell, daughter of Daniel Mitchell.

Children: (1) John

He married (2) Mary Armitage. She was about 18 years old, and he was approaching 70.

Children: (2) Edward; (3) Thomas [1792-1809]

Ramsden, John
[1744-1815] Son of John Ramsden.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) John; (2) Joseph.

He was accidentally drowned whilst fishing in Cumberland and was buried at Wickham there

Ramsden, John
[1746-1805] Card maker of Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1741-1813].

Children: (1) Jane [1770-1831] who married John Ashworth from Elland; (2) Thomas; (3) Lydia [1773-1803]; (4) Robert [1774-1815]; (5) John [1780-1842]; (6) Elizabeth who married Richard Boulton of Harrock Hall in Lancashire; (7) William; (8) George.

John died 9th July 1805.

William and George erected a memorial to the family in the Holdsworth Chapel where many of them were buried

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

Ramsden, John
[1774-1861] Son of John Ramsden.

He was of independent means [1841]; a landed proprietor [1851].

He married Mary [1778-1858].

Children: (1) Thomas; (2) Grace [1802-1886]; (3) Sarah [1805-1874] who married William Brear; (4) Ann [1807-1827]; (5) Joseph [1809-1834]; (6) Jane [b 1816].

The family lived at Bedford Street, Halifax [1841]; 2 Gerard Street, Halifax [1851]; Clough Head, Ovenden [1861].

At the age of 88, he was gored to death by a bull.

He was buried at Illingworth Church [26th July 1867]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000. Probate was granted to his son Thomas.

Mary was buried at Illingworth Church [21st May 1858]

Ramsden, John
[18??-19??] A tailor of Denton's Court, Lister Lane, Halifax.

On 7th June 1873, he rushed out of his house and attempted to strangle a small boy, he then tried to do the same to some other children.

The Chief Constable was quickly on the spot and took him to the Town Hall where he became very wild. He was finally taken to the Workhouse.

Ramsden had twice been confined in a lunatic asylum

Ramsden, John Michael
[1931-1972] JP.

Son of Charles Alfred Ramsden.

He succeeded his father as Editor of the Halifax Evening Courier [1964]. He was Managing director of the Halifax Evening Courier, and Chairman of the Brighouse Echo and the Todmorden Times.

In 1956, he married Margery Ann Constable [1933-1984] from South Shields

Ramsden, John Rowland
[1872-1905] Son of Richard Ramsden.

He was a cotton doubler [1891].

In [Q1] 1900, he married Nancy Senior in Halifax.

John Rowland were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Ramsden, John Taylor
[1835-1916] Son of Thomas Ramsden.

Born in Halifax [15th March 1835].

He was a common brewer; partner in Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited; churchwarden of Illingworth Church; a governor of the Waterhouse Charity; a trustee of the Wadsworth Charity; a member of the Ovenden School Board; a member of the Ovenden Local Board; Chairman of the Illingworth Conservative Association.

He built St Andrew's Mission Church, Holmfield which he gave to the parish.

In 1877, he installed the east window of Bradshaw Church in memory of Rev Edward Ramsden.

In 1878, he married Fanny Watkinson in Halifax.


Fanny was the daughter of George Watkinson
 

Children: (1) George Taylor; (2) John Watkinson; (3) Thomas; (4) Maud; (5) Mary Winifred; (6) Edward.

The family lived at Middleton Tower, Kings Lynn, Norfolk – which he and Fanny acquired in 1904 – and Jumples House, Mixenden [1905].

He died at Middleton Tower, Norfolk [2nd September 1916].

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £275,916 19/7d.

See Halifax White Swan Company Limited

Ramsden, John Watkinson
[1880-1943] JP.

Son of John Taylor Ramsden.

On 28th August 1906, he married Eleanor, daughter of John Murgatroyd, at Luddenden Church.

He lived at The Jumples, Mixenden [1906]; Hareby, Lincolnshire.

He died at University College Hospital, London [15th June 1943]

Ramsden, John William
[1872-19??] Son of William Ramsden.

Born in Richmond.

He was a postman [1902].

On 2nd Aug 1902, he married Rachel Culpan [1870-1927] in Halifax.


Rachel was born in Halifax
 

Children: Gertrude [b 1907].

Rachel was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [16th September 1927]

Ramsden, Joseph
[16??-1684] Son of Gilbert Ramsden. Of Crowstone Hall, Greetland.

In 1664, he married (1) Mary Sharp.

Children: (1) John; (2) Thomas.

In 1666, after Mary's death, he married (2) Dorothy Savile.

Children: (3) Joseph; (4) Samuel; (5) Susannah; (6) Grace.

When Thomas inherited the family estate, he sent the younger children to stay with his steward, John Jackson of Halifax.

After the deaths of their brothers, Susannah and Grace went to live in Hawksworth

Ramsden, Joseph
[16??-1691] Third son of Joseph Ramsden.

He inherited the family estate when his older brothers died

Ramsden, Joseph
[16??-1698] He lived at Crowstone Hall, Greetland.

He married Elizabeth Finch

Ramsden, Joseph
[17??-18??] Younger son of John Ramsden.

He emigrated to Canada

Ramsden, Joseph
[18??-18??] Manufacturer in Brighouse [1870]

He married Unknown.

Children: Sarah Elizabeth [1848-1912] who married Richard Sugden

Sarah Elizabeth were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Ramsden, Joshua
[1806-1870] Of Brighouse.

He married Martha [1806-1878].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Ramsden, Mary
[1???-1???] Butchers at Woolshops and Causway [1850]

Ramsden, Mary Winifred
[1886-19??] Younger daughter of John Taylor Ramsden

She married Anthony Knight from West Newton, Sandringham.

Children: (1) Peter Fernley; (2) Edward; (3) John

Ramsden, Maud
[1883-19??] Elder daughter of John Taylor Ramsden.

She married Harold Patrick Martin from Alipore, Calcutta.

Children: (1) Thomas Aquin; (2) Mervyn Harold.

The family lived at Nether Hall, Pakenham, Suffolk

Ramsden, N.
[18??-19??] Built Ramsden's Baths, Rastrick

Ramsden, Phyllis
[19??-19??] Of Halifax. In the 1960s, she came across the journals of Anne Lister and prepared the publish these. A condition of releasing the documents and the code, Halifax Corporation had to have control over what she could publish, and they refused

Ramsden, Rayner
[1878-1962] Son of Alfred Ramsden.

He became a worsted spinner, and joined the family business – Oates Brothers – established by his maternal uncles: Arthur Donald and Edwin James Oates at Ryburne Mills in Hanson Lane.

He and his siblings Clifford and Edith, all inherited a 1/10th share of the residual estate of their maternal uncle Arthur Donald Oates's estate, after the Bermerside Bequest & Oates Trust Fund.

He married Rachel Ellen Wilkinson in Halifax [Q1 1902].


Rachel Ellen or Nellie was the daughter of a stuff dyer manager
 

They lived at Prospect House, Hanson Lane [where he lived until 1962].

He died at St Anne's on Sea, Lancashire

Ramsden, Rev Dr Richard
[1761-1831] Son of Thomas Ramsden.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Windsor and Eton [1780]; Trinity College Cambridge [1781-1807]; Deputy Regius Professor of Divinity at Trinity; curate in charge at Cleckheaton [1787-1790]; vicar of St Andrew's, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire [1808-1817]; rector of Grundisburgh, Suffolk [1817-1831].

In 1783, he won Sir William Browne's Medal for a Greek ode on the siege of Gibraltar.

He never married.

He died at his home at Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Ramsden, Richard
[1833-1894] He was a corn porter [1881]; a labourer at a corn mill [1891].

In [Q2] 1859, he married Jane Smith [1837-1???] in Halifax.

Children: (1) Dick [b 1863] who was a blacksmith [1881]; (2) Smith [b 1864] who was a silk dresser [1881], a general labourer [1891]; (3) Ann [b 1868] who was a silk dresser [1881] who married Charles Gregson; (4) John Rowland; (5) Sarah Alice [1875-1941] who was a cotton doubler [1891] and never married; (6) Georgina [1878-1880] who died aged 1 year & 8 months; (7) Adeline [b 1880] who was a cotton doubler [1891] and married David Pendlebury; (8) John George who died in infancy; (9) Elizabeth Ann who died in infancy; (10) Susannah who died in infancy.

The family lived at 23 Wakefield Road, Brighouse [1881, 1891].

Some members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse and remembered at Brighouse Cemetery

Ramsden, Robert
[1???-16??] Of Stoney Royd.

He was one of the electorate of 59 people when Jeremy Bentley was elected first MP for Halifax in 1654.

In 1657, he and his brother Paul, became entitled under the will of their uncle, Robert Ramsden,

of the messuage called the Birkes, and a close thereto adjoining, in Halifax on trust to sell the same for the payment of the testator's debts

See Birks Hall, Ovenden

Ramsden, Robert
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Southowram [1835]

Ramsden, Robert
[15??-1???] Of Longley.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) Ellen; (2) Robert.

In 1578, St Matthew's Church, Rastrick was illegally sold to Ramsden and used as a barn

Ramsden, Robert
[15??-16??] Of Almondbury and Rastrick.

Son of Robert Ramsden of Longley Hall, Huddersfield.

He married Joan Firth.


Joan was the daughter of Edward Firth of Rastrick
 

Children: Henry

Ramsden, Robert
[15??-16??] Of Back Hall, Exley. In 1607, he sold Haley Hill, Halifax to Henry Grime

Ramsden, Robert
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1690, 1737]

Ramsden, Robert
[16??-16??]

In November 1673, he, James Brooksbank and Joshua Smith, were arrested and taken to York for refusing to take the churchwardens' oath,

although they had faithfully served the office

In York, they each paid £6 and were released

Ramsden, Robert
[16??-1689] Of Siddal Hall. The family may be related to the Ramsden family of Greetland.

In 1684/5, Henry Marsden sold the houses and farm at Upper Rookes to Robert

for a sum so small that it apparently amounted to a gift

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) John; (2) Robert; (3) George Robert Ramsden died 1689 leaving three sons

Ramsden, Robert
[16??-17??] Of Quarry House, Northowram.

Son of Robert Ramsden

Ramsden, Robert
[1681-1760] Son of George Ramsden. He was churchwarden of Illingworth Church [1738].

He married Unknown.

Children: John

Ramsden, Robert
[1708-1767] Of Osberton and Byrom.

On 13th January 1753, he married Elizabeth Smith

Ramsden, Robert
[1727-1770] Of Skircoat.

He married Mary [1726-1773].

Robert died August 1770. Mary died June 1773.

The couple were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Ramsden, Robert
[18??-18??] Of Southowram.

He married Maria [1816-1869].

Children: (1) Robert who died in infancy; (2) Arthur who died in infancy; (3) Thomas [1839-1855]; (4) Richard [1844-1865].

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

Ramsden, Robert Ingersoll
[1892-1918] Son of Thomas Ramsden.

Of Norland.

He was a cotton piecer [1911].

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

He died 25th August 1918.

He was buried at the Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension [IV G 9].

He is remembered on Norland War Memorial

Ramsden, Rowland
[1759-1835] Son of Thomas Ramsden.

Born in Halifax.

Halifax attorney. He lived and practised at Barum Top House.

On 3rd November 1789, he married Mary Alderson [1768-1794] in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

Children: Agnes Bickerstaff [1793-1858] who married John Rhodes Ralph.

In 1785, he inherited £100 from his grandfather Rowland Watson.

He lived [1820], and died, at Gomersal

Ramsden, Samuel
[1???-1682] Son of Henry Ramsden. He built – or rebuilt – Stott Hall.

He married Grace

Ramsden, Samuel
[16??-1???] Son of Joseph Ramsden. He inherited the family estate, but died intestate and it passed to his sisters, Susannah and Grace

Ramsden, Samuel
[1799-1848] Of Brighouse.

He died 14th November 1848.

he was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Ramsden, Samuel
[18??-18??] Lasting manufacturer at Forest Mills, Ovenden [1861]

Ramsden, Susannah
[16??-1734] Daughter of Joseph Ramsden and sister of Grace. After the deaths of their brothers, Susannah and Grace went to live in Hawksworth. She died before she was able to fulfil her own wish to found a school near Elland parish church for the poor boys of Elland and Greetland

Ramsden, Thomas
[1???-15??] He lived at High Trees Hall, Barkisland [1524]

Ramsden, Thomas
[16??-1698] He lived at Crowstone Hall, Greetland.

He married Elizabeth Finch and Judith Horton.

See Sod House Green

Ramsden, Thomas
[16??-17??] Son of Thomas Ramsden. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1725-1726].

He married Frances Hawksworth.


Frances was the daughter of Sir Walter Hawksworth of Hawksworth
 

Children: Walter

Ramsden, Thomas
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1723]

Ramsden, Thomas
[16??-1732] Halifax attorney

Ramsden, Thomas
[1670-1691] Second son of Joseph Ramsden. He inherited the estate after his father and older brother, John, died.

He married Unknown.

Children: Thomas.

Heywood comments that

he died young, having shortened his days by intemperance

After his death, his brother, Samuel, inherited the estate

Ramsden, Thomas
[17??-1???] He married Anne.

Children: (1) Rowland [1759-1835]; (2) son; (3) son; (4) Anne [1764-1788] who married Thomas Harrison.

There is a memorial to their children, Rowland and Anne in Halifax Parish Church, along with that of Thomas Harrison, where an inscription reads


Sacred to the Memory
of Anne, the wife of Thomas
Harrison and oldest daughter
of Thomas & Anne Ramsden,
who died April 5th 1788, aged
24 years.

Also of Thomas Harrison, formerly of Kendal, who died Jany 1st 1793, aged 32 years.
Also of their daughter Anne, who died Augt 24th 1790, aged 2 years.
Also to the memory of Rowland, eldest son of the above-named Thomas and Anne Ramsden, who died Decr 26th 1835, aged 76.

Ramsden, Thomas
[17??-18??] Cotton and wool card maker at Heath, Halifax [1809]

Ramsden, Thomas
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Winters Mill, Stansfield [1822]

Ramsden, Thomas
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Bowling Dyke Mills, Halifax [1801]

Ramsden, Thomas
[1733-1787] Son of John Ramsden.

Born in Halifax.

He was a merchant [1755]; a trustee in the will of Rowland Watson [1776].

On 9th November 1756, he married Ann, daughter of Rowland Watson, at Keighley.

Children: (1) John [b 1757]; (2) Rowland; (3) George [1760-1786]; (4) Richard; (5) Ann [b 1763]; (6) Hannah [b 1765]; (7) Thomas; (8) Martha [b 1773]

Ramsden, Colonel Thomas
[1769-1851] Son of Thomas Ramsden.

He was educated at Peterborough; a partner in Ramsden, Harrison & Company; Colonel of the Halifax Local Militia. He carried on his business as a card maker for the cotton and woollen industry at his home, Heath Hall [1841] He had interests in Royston's wire mill and a wire mill in Brighouse.

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

On 23rd May 1799, he married Ann, daughter of William Simpson.

They lived at Heath Hall, Halifax [1841, 1851]

Ramsden, Thomas
[1771-1804] Son of John Ramsden.

He married Unknown.

Children: John [1800-1805].

Thomas died 20th August 1804.

Son John died 18th July 1805.

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church

Ramsden, Thomas
[1800-1882] Son of John Ramsden.

Established Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited.

He lived at Jumples House, Mixenden.

On 18th June 1833, he married Susannah Taylor [1804-1868] in Haworth; Rev Patrick Brontë conducted the ceremony.


Susannah was the eldest daughter of Stephen Taylor of Stanbury, Haworth
 

Children: (1) John Taylor; (2) Mary [1837-1911] who married Wilson Midgley.

The family supported Illingworth Church and financed the construction of Holmfield Mission Church.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £7,605 4/2d

See Halifax White Swan Company Limited

Ramsden, Thomas
[1851-1927] Born in Thornhill.

He was a quarryman [1911].

On 4th November 1880, he married Maria Throp [1851-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children: (1) child who died before 1911; (2) Samuel [b 1879] who was an iron planer; [1911]; (3) Richard [b 1891] who was a farmer's man; [1911]; (4) Robert Ingersoll; (5) Ellen [b 1894] who was a cotton winder; [1911]; (6) child; (7) child; (8) child.

The family lived at Bethel Terrace, Norland [1917]

Ramsden, Thomas
[1882-1960] MA.

Third son of John Taylor Ramsden of Jumples House, Mixenden.

He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church Oxford.

He was Assistant Managing Director of the family firm Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited.

On 29th April 1920, he married Clare Ermyntrude Magdalene Taylor [1891-1953].


Clare Ermyntrude Magdalene was born in Kensington, London, the daughter of Robert Wright Taylor of Barton-upon-Humber and London.

Her parents were barristers at law [1891]

 

Children: (1) Diana Mary [b 1921]; (2) June [b 1923].

He lived at Middleton Tower, Kings Lynn, Norfolk where Clare and Thomas died

Ramsden, Timothy
[16??-17??] Woolstapler. In 1724, he rebuilt Hazlehurst Hall, Ambler Thorn.

He married Unknown.

Children: (1) Elizabeth; (2) Martha.

Both the children died of smallpox [1736]

Ramsden, Tommy
[18??-1???] An itinerant bookseller for William Milner

Ramsden, Walter
[1???-17??] Son of Thomas Ramsden. He took the surname Hawksworth.

He married Unknown.

Children: Walter

Ramsden, William
[15??-15??] See Kirklees Priory, Brighouse

Ramsden, William
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Lee Bridge Mill, Halifax [1803]

Ramsden, William
[1828-1908] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a soldier.

After discharge from the Army, he worked for the Post Office.

On 26th Nov 1868, he married Mary Jane Hollas at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Mary Jane was the daughter of
John Hollas
 

Children: (1) George [1869-1878]; (2) John William; (3) Alice [b 1874] who married William Ashman; (4) George Edward [1877-1926] who was a time keeper for the council; (5) Arthur [1879-1887]; (6) Sarah [1882-1894]; (7) Eva [1885-1892]; (8) Wilfred [1887-1896].

William died in Halifax [8th January 1908].

Mary Jane died in Halifax [1892].

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount: Arthur [10th May 1887]; Mary Jane [21st July 1892]; Eva [19th November 1892]; Wilfred [10th August 1896]; George Edward [29th October 1926]

Ramsden, Zillah
[1802-1860] She was the first person to be buried in the graveyard at St John the Evangelist, Clifton

Ramsden BMDs
Unattached BMDs for Ramsden

Baptism 1856;

Marriages 1810, 1861, 1873, 1887, 1907;

Deaths 1805, 1812, 1906, 1907

Ramsden families
See The Ramsden family of Greetland, The Ramsden family of Huddersfield, The Ramsden family of Jumples and The Ramsden family of Norwood Green

Ramsden surname



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