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A. Radcliffe [18??-19??]
Abraham Radcliffe [1???-17??]
Abraham Radcliffe [1696-1759]
Alice de Radcliffe [13??-13??]
Charles Radcliffe [1???-1???]
Charles Radcliffe [14??-1536]
Charles Radcliffe [15??-1590]
Charles Radcliffe [1676-1749]
Charles Radcliffe [18??-18??]
Daniel Radcliffe [1807-18??]
Edgar Radcliffe [1885-1915]
Edmund Radcliffe [1???-1557]
Elizabeth Radcliffe [16??-1???]
Frank Radcliffe [18??-191?]
George Radcliffe [1833-1904]
George Henry Radcliffe [1835-1897]
Hellewell Radcliffe [1838-19??]
Hellowell Radcliffe [1850-19??]
Henry Radcliffe [15??-16??]
Henry Radcliffe [1842-1915]
John Radcliffe [1???-18??]
John Radcliffe [1???-1841]
John Radcliffe [16??-1704]
John Radcliffe [17??-1???]
John Radcliffe [17??-1???]
John Radcliffe [17??-18??]
John Radcliffe [18??-19??]
John Radcliffe [1807-18??]
John Radcliffe [1846-1???]
Jonas Radcliffe [1???-1???]
Sir Joseph Radcliffe [1744-1819]
Joseph Radcliffe [1781-18??]
Joshua Radcliffe [1???-1???]
Joshua Radcliffe [15??-1???]
Joshua Radcliffe [16??-1676]
Nathaniel Radcliffe [17??-18??]
Peter Radcliffe [1???-1895]
Richard Radcliffe [14??-1502]
Robert Radcliffe [1???-1???]
Samuel Radcliffe [18??-18??]
Saville Radcliffe [1583-1652]
Squire Radcliffe [1810-1896]
Thomas Radcliffe [17??-1???]
Thomas Radcliffe [18??-19??]
Thomas Radcliffe [1823-1894]
Uriah Radcliffe [1838-1???]
William Radcliffe [1???-1???]
William Radcliffe [13??-13??]
William Radcliffe [13??-14??]
William Radcliffe [16??-1???]
William Radcliffe [16??-17??]
William Radcliffe [17??-1???]
Rev William Radcliffe [1703-1755]
William Radcliffe [1856-1937]
William de Radcliffe [13??-1434]
William Towne Radcliffe [1789-1862]


Radcliffe, A.
[18??-19??] Butcher at Halifax.

In April 1893, he was declared bankrupt

Radcliffe, Abraham
[1???-17??] Nephew and – from 1732 – partner of Charles Radcliffe. He was an attorney in Brighouse. He lived at Smith House, Brighouse

Radcliffe, Abraham
[1696-1759] Son of William Radcliffe. He became a Halifax attorney. He was a trustee of the Wheelwright Charities.

In 1732, he married Betty, daughter of Joseph Holmes.

Children:

  1. daughter who died in infancy
  2. daughter who died in infancy
  3. William
  4. John
  5. Charles
  6. son

Radcliffe, Alice de
[13??-13??] Aka Olive, Domina de Eland. She was the third wife of Sir John Elland.

After the murder of Sir John, she married Sir Geoffrey de Warburton.

She inherited the Manor of Brighouse – including Shibden Mill and Rastrick Mill – from Sir John. She rented these to John of the Dene.

In 1372, the Manor of Hipperholme was settled on the couple on an annual payment of one rose on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Radcliffe, Charles
[1???-1???] He was landlord of the Maypole Inn, Warley [1859 when the licence was suspended for a time, 1861, 1874]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1844] who married John Aspinall

Radcliffe, Charles
[14??-1536] Son of Richard Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edmund

Radcliffe, Charles
[15??-1590] Son of Edmund Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Robert

Radcliffe, Charles
[1676-1749] Son of William Radcliffe.

He was an attorney [1700-1749]. He lived at Howroyd, Barkisland [1717-1729]. He moved to Whittell Place, Elland.

In 1730, he was admitted to the Court of Common Pleas. He was Steward of the Manor of Southowram.

He was joined by his nephews, Abraham Radcliffe and John Seaton. His practice was taken over by a former articled clerk, John Howarth.

In 1702, he married Mary Carr.


Mary was the daughter of George Carr of Kirkheaton
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Mary [1705-1735] who married William Dean from Elland
  3. Elizabeth [1707-1759] who married Giles Rickaby from Wakefield
  4. Ann [1708-1751]
  5. Sarah [1711-1750] who married James Tetlawe

See A. T. Longbotham

Radcliffe, Charles
[18??-18??] Hair dresser and perfumer at 73 Woolshops, Halifax

Radcliffe, Daniel
[1807-18??] Born in Soyland.

He was a weaver [1841, 1851] / a woollen weaver [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres [1871]

In 1832, he married Elizabeth / Betty Helliwell [1816-18??] at Elland Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1835] who was a mill hand [1851]
  2. Uriah
  3. William [b 1843]
  4. James [b 1845] who was a cotton piecer [1861], a cotton twister [1871]
  5. Squire [b 1847] who was a cotton piecer [1861]
  6. Hellowell

The family lived at

  • Clay House, Soyland [1841, 1851]
  • 6 Clay House, Soyland [1861]
  • Thorton(?) Park, Soyland [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] was visitor Ben Boothman [aged 38] (quarryman) 

Radcliffe, Edgar
[1885-1915] Son of William Radcliffe.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an apprentice clogger [1901]. Between 1901 and 1911, he took a job as an Assistant with the Mental Asylum Prestwich, Lancashire.

During World War I, he enlisted in Bury, Lancashire, and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He trained in Egypt.

He died at Gallipoli [16th June 1915].

He was buried at the Skew Bridge Cemetery [II D 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Radcliffe, Edmund
[1???-1557] Or Edward.

Son of Charles Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles

Radcliffe, Elizabeth
[16??-1???] Daughter of Joshua Radcliffe.

She married Roger Mainwaring from Kermincham in Cheshire.

Children:

  1. James who had a son, Roger

Radcliffe, Frank
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the 2nd W. R. Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Radcliffe, George
[1833-1904] Or Ratcliffe.

Landlord of the Moorcock, Sowerby [1894] and the Moorcock, Norland [1900, 1901]

Radcliffe, George Henry
[1835-1897] Born in Halifax.

Around 1865, he established business as a practical hair cutter and perfumer at 18 Crown Street, Halifax. The company had a laboratory at Gill's Court, Halifax.

He was a hair dresser & fancy dealer [1891].

In 1865, he married Ann Empsall [1836-1???] in Rochdale.

Children:

  1. Ann Eliza [b 1867] who married William Henry Utley

The family lived at 18 Crown Street, Halifax.

Living with them [in 1881] was widowed mother-in-law Eliza Empsall [aged 74].

At 11:30 pm on Friday 4th June 1897, he and his wife were walking along Commercial Street, Halifax when a piece of masonry weighing 29 lbs fell from one of the newly-erected buildings there. He was injured and died around 3:00 pm on the following Sunday afternoon.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £2,789. Probate was granted to his widow Anne Radcliffe and daughter Annie Eliza Radcliffe

Radcliffe, Hellewell
[1838-19??] Son of Samuel Radcliffe.

Born in Soyland [October 1838].

He was a woolcomber [1855] / a sailor [1860s]

On 2nd March 1855, at the age of 16, he was charged with stealing pigeons, the property of George Wood, at Elland-cum-Greetland.

He had previous convictions: one for felony and the other under the Juvenile Act.

He was sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude.

He was initially held at Millbank Prison in London.

On 25th May 1855, he was transferred to Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight to undergo his sentence and reformatory training. [until 1st March 1859].

His records shows that he could read and write imperfectly. Records of his behaviour whilst an inmate were destroyed in a fire at the prison.

In [Q3] 1864, he married Harriet Ashworth [1841-1???] in Sunderland.


Harriet was the daughter of Mary and John Ashworth, potter,
 

Children:

  1. David [b 1865]
  2. Mary [b 1868]
  3. William [b 1870]

Radcliffe, Hellowell
[1850-19??] Son of Daniel Radcliffe.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton piecer [1861] / a cotton twister [1871, 1872] / a cotton twiner [1881] / innkeeper at the Beehive, Soyland [1891] / a labourer navvy [1901] / a brick layer labourer [1911]

In [Q2] 1872, he married Helena Hopkinson [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Helena, of Rishworth, was the daughter of Charles Hopkinson, mason
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1873] who was a cotton operative [1891] a farm labourer [1911]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [b 1875] who was a cotton operative [1891] a cotton reeler [1901] a cop reeler [1911]
  3. Fred [b 1878] who was a cotton operative [1891]
  4. Mary Hannah [b 1886] a cotton ring spinner [1901, 1911]

The family lived at

Living with them in 1901 were 4 boarders.

Living with them in 1911 was granddaughter Clara Radcliffe [aged 7]

Radcliffe, Henry
[15??-16??] Son of Charles Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Jonas

Radcliffe, Henry
[1842-1915] Born at Holmfield [15th August 1842].

He was a half-timer / educated at Henry Ambler's Factory School, Holmfield / employed at Higginbottom's Cotton Mill, Lee Bank / a book keeper at Dapper Mill, Wheatley [until 1876] / employed by Webster's at Ovenden Wood [until 1884 when his health failed] / a member of a Mutual Improvement Class at Wheatley School / a member of Providence United Reformed Church, Illingworth / a member of Illingworth Church / a student of Latin with Rev G. Garmosons Bird / a teacher at Wheatley School [1864] / a teacher of shorthand & other subjects at Halifax Institute / a teacher of shorthand Haley Hill Working Men's College.

He produced a calculator (a book?) for calculating wages under an 1875 Act (which reduced from 60 to 56½ hours per week), and a second edition for calculating wages under a 1901 Act (which reduced to 55½ hours per week).

In 1886, he entered the silk waste business and built a warehouse at Moorfield Street, Halifax.

He married Elizabeth? [1849-1915].

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. A.
  3. Fred who went to America
  4. daughter
  5. daughter
  6. daughter
  7. daughter

The family lived at 17 Jessamine Terrace, King Cross Road, Halifax.

his wife died [Q1] 1915 (aged 66).

He died 2nd October 1915.

He was buried at King Cross United Methodist Chapel

Radcliffe, John
[1???-18??] 19th century textile manufacturer.

He lived at Allan House, Sowerby Bridge

Radcliffe, John
[1???-1841] On 9th May 1841, Radcliffe and John Bates were coming from Halifax when they met John Sykes. An argument broke out between the 2 men about some clothes. Blows were exchanged and the men fell to the ground, Radcliffe's head between Sykes's legs, when Sykes struck the other with a poker. Radcliffe died 2 weeks later [23rd May 1841].

On 14th July 1841, Sykes was charged with the manslaughter of John Radcliffe.

The Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty

Radcliffe, John
[16??-1704] He lived at Haugh End, Sowerby

Radcliffe, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Lighthazles.

Son of John Radcliffe

Radcliffe, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Lighthazles.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Radcliffe, John
[17??-18??] A Manchester merchant.

Son of Abraham Radcliffe, and nephew of Mrs Holmes.

Mrs Holmes bequeathed Smith House, Lightcliffe and Holme House, Lightcliffe to him.

In 1802, he sold Holme House to Rev John Hey of Sydney College Cambridge.

In January 1804, he bought Holme House back from Hey and sold it to George Armitage for £1907 10/-.

James Sykes was his head gardener at Smith House

Radcliffe, John
[18??-19??] Son of Thomas Radcliffe.

In 1939, John was senior partner in the picker manufacturing business established by his father.

On 7th August 1938, he was elected Mayor to fill the vacancy caused by the sudden death of George Barker.

He was a Liberal / a member of the De Warren Lodge of Freemasons / a member of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club / Councillor for Northowram Ward / Vice-chairman of the Sewage & Cleansing Committee / Vice-chairman of the Education Committee / Chairman of the Libraries and Museums sub-committee / Chairman of the Transport Committee / Alderman for Illingworth Ward [1933] / Mayor of Halifax [1938-1939] and [1940 (August-November)] Freeman of the Borough [22nd March 1948].

In 1913, he married Laura Dewhirst from Northowram, in Halifax.

The family lived at 14 Heath Avenue, Halifax [1939].

Radcliffe, John
[1807-18??] Or Radcliff.

Born in Norland.

He was a cotton & wollen manufacturer [1851] / a farmer of 27 acres [1851].

He married Margrat [1811-1???]


Margrat was born in Skircoat
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1831]
  2. Charles [b 1833]
  3. Mary [b 1836]
  4. John [b 1839]
  5. Edward [b 1848]

The family lived at Bottoms, Norland (with 2 servants) [1851]

Radcliffe, John
[1846-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a mason [1870].

On 1st January 1870, he married in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of
David Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Susan [b 1870]
  2. Eliza [b 1872]
  3. Ellen [b 1875]
  4. Ada [b 1878]
  5. Emily [b 1882]
  6. John William [b 1884]

Radcliffe, Jonas
[1???-1???] Son of Henry Radcliffe.

He became President of University College Oxford

Radcliffe, Sir Joseph
[1744-1819] Born Joseph Pickford, son of Joseph Pickford.

He was a local magistrate and a wealthy landowner and well-known as being an opponent of the local Luddites.

See Milnsbridge

Radcliffe, Joseph
[1781-18??] Of Norland.

In 1806, he married Bathsheba [1785-18??]

Radcliffe, Joshua
[1???-1???] He married Sarah.

The couple were Sam Hill's tenants at Raynor Land, Soyland.

They were required to keep the buildings and walls in good repair, and to

set up a good pair of gates

if/when they left the property.

Hill built a small pumphouse for them and put a lock on the door. Sam Fausit could also use the pumphouse and could fetch water and scour cloth there

Radcliffe, Joshua
[15??-1???] Son of Henry Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Saville

Radcliffe, Joshua
[16??-1676] Son of Savile Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth

Radcliffe, Nathaniel
[17??-18??] He was a watchmaker and clockmaker at Elland [1822, 1834]

Radcliffe, Peter
[1???-1895] Alias Peet Fox.

On 24th April 1837, he married Mary Ann Brook.

This was the first marriage to be conducted at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.

He had stolen a ham from the Round House and was under arrest at the time of the wedding and was guarded by 14 police officers.

He was the last person to be held in the Towser

Radcliffe, Richard
[14??-1502] Son of William de Radcliffe.

He held land in Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles

See Radcliffe family of Todmorden

Radcliffe, Robert
[1???-1???] Son of Charles Radcliffe.

He was the first Headmaster of Rochdale Grammar School

Radcliffe, Samuel
[18??-18??] Or Ratcliffe.

He was a worsted weaver [1838].

He married Mary Helliwell [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Ambrose [b 1816]
  2. twins Elizabeth [b 1821]
  3. Martha [b 1821]
  4. twins Samuel [b 1826]
  5. William [b 1826]
  6. Abraham [b 1827]
  7. Charles [b 1829]
  8. Hellewell

The family lived at Sowerby / Soyland

Radcliffe, Saville
[1583-1652] Son of Joshua Radcliffe.

He inherited Todmorden Hall and property in Todmorden at the age of 16. He rebuilt the Hall in 1603.

He had estates worth £134 per year and had to pay £25 composition.

He was married 3 times.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Joshua

The east wing at Todmorden Hall bears the initials of Saville and his wife, Kathleen Hyde.

The property passed to his grandson, Joshua Radcliffe

Radcliffe, Squire
[1810-1896] Born in Sowerby [18th May 1810].

He was a book keeper [1861] / a woollen cloth finisher [1891].

On 20th February 1832, he married (1) Mary Jackson [1813-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Margaret [1832-1889]
  2. Mary [1834-1904]
  3. Squire [b 1838] who (possibly) emigrated to the USA in 1859
  4. William Henry [b 1839]
  5. Robert [1842-1922] who was a wool sorter [1861]
  6. Emily [1845-1920] who was a woollen burler [1891], never married and died in the USA
  7. Victoria Ellen [1849-1918]
  8. Lydia Jane [b 1851]

Mary died before 1866.

On 23rd April 1866, he married (2) Elizabeth [1821-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth [née Normanton] was the widow of Mr Whiteley
 

The family lived at

  • Norland [1861]
  • Smith's Buildings
  • Asquith Court, Halifax
  • Hanson's Passage, Halifax
  • 10 Belmont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1896, 1899]

Squire died at Belmont Terrace [15th February 1896].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £650 15/2d.

Probate was granted to William Heap (farmer)  and Thomas Dixon (bank clerk) 

Elizabeth died at Belmont Terrace [1st November 1899] (aged 78).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £501 4/1d.

Probate was granted to Thomas Dixon (bank manager)  and Arthur Barker (accountant) 

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Squire [19th February 1896]; Elizabeth [4th November 1899]

Radcliffe, Thomas
[17??-1???] Of Lighthazles. He was suspected of being a coiner

Radcliffe, Thomas
[18??-19??] Picker maker at Stone Dam Mill, Halifax [1903, 1905].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

John was senior partner in the business [1939].

He was dead by 1939

Radcliffe, Thomas
[1823-1894] Born in Sowerby.

He was a wool sorter [1851, 1861, 1881, 1891].

On 24th January 1849, he married (1) Susan Whitehead [1824-1856] at Halifax Parish Church.


Susan was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. John [1849-1987] who was a painter & decorator [1881]
  2. Sarah Ann [1850-1852]
  3. Elizabeth [1854-1905]

In 1857, he married (2) Hannah Berry [1822-1907] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Charles [1858-1920] who was a cloth finisher [1881, 1894]
  2. Fred [1860-1942] who was a painter & decorator [1881, 1894]

The children were baptised at St George's, Sowerby.

The family lived at 8 Belmont Terrace, Sowerby [1891].

Thomas died 20th September 1894.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £525 5/1d.

Probate was granted to his sons Charles & Fred.

Members of the family were buried at St George's Church, Sowerby: Sarah Ann [4th December 1852]; Susan [25th February 1856]; Thomas [24th September 1894]; Hannah [11th October 1907]

Radcliffe, Uriah
[1838-1???] Son of Daniel Radcliffe.

Born in Soyland.

On 19th July 1857, he married Hannah Helliwell at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of William Helliwell
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1859]
  2. Thomas Henry [b 1861]
  3. Elizabeth Ellen [b 1864]
  4. Edna [b 1866]
  5. Hellewell [b 1869]

The family lived at Rastrick [1871]

Radcliffe, William
[1???-1???] Merchant of Brighouse.

Son of Abraham Radcliffe

Radcliffe, William
[13??-13??] Of Langfield and Todmorden.

In 1364, he held land in Todmorden.

He was an early member of the Radcliffe family of Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Radcliffe, William
[13??-14??] Of Todmorden.

Son of William Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Radcliffe, William
[16??-1???] Of Rotherham.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Abraham
  3. William
  4. Mary who married Joseph Pickford

Radcliffe, William
[16??-17??] Son of William Radcliffe. He was an attorney at Milnsbridge, Huddersfield. John Seaton and William Hanson were articled to him.

In 1724, he bought the Manor of Marsden for £495. This passed to his nephew, Joseph Pickford, on the condition that he change his name to Radcliffe.

In November 1769, he attended the enquiry which had been called by the Marquis of Rockingham to discuss the problem of the coiners and the murder of William Deighton.

Radcliffe, William
[17??-1???] Of Lighthazles. He was suspected of being a coiner.

Son of John Radcliffe

Radcliffe, Rev William
[1703-1755] Son of Charles Radcliffe. He was incumbent in Suffolk. He died at Whittell Place, Elland

Radcliffe, William
[1856-1937] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cork cutter.

In 1879, he married Elizabeth Glasby [1860-1916] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Rotherham
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1880]
  2. James [b 1882]
  3. Sam [b 1884]
  4. Edgar
  5. Selwyn [b 1892]
  6. William [b 1894]
  7. Frank [b 1900]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • Sowerby Green [1891]
  • Church Stile, Sowerby [1901]

Radcliffe, William de
[13??-1434] Of Todmorden.

Son of William Radcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

Radcliffe, William Towne
[1789-1862] Born 12th April 1789.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [11th May 1789].

In 1835, he was committed as a lunatic.

He never married.

In 1851, he was living alone [with an elderly housekeeper and 3 servants] at Smith House, Brighouse.

James Sykes was his gardener.

He died at Smith House, Brighouse [6th September 1862].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £10,000. Probate was granted to his cousin german Charles Horncastle of 13 Wilton Park Road, Dalston, London

 

The Radcliffe family of Lightcliffe
Of Smith House, Lightcliffe and Hoyle House, Lightcliffe

The Radcliffe family of Todmorden
The family came from Turton in Lancashire and bought Todmorden Hall for use during the shooting season.

William Radcliffe was an early member of the family.

See St Mary's, Todmorden

Radcliffe surname
Another form of the surname is Ratcliffe.

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

Thomas Ratclyff is recorded at Sowerby in 1540.

George Redmonds writes that the name originated near Bolton, Lancashire, where there is a cliff of red sandstone overlooking the River Irwell

There are over 50 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Radcliffe, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Radcliffe:


Marriages 1810, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1910; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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