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Mr Rawson [17??-18??]
Mrs Rawson [1757-1837]
Ann Fenella Rawson [1921-]
Rev Arthur Rawson [1818-1891]
Benjamin Currer Rawson [1849-1924]
Catherine Rawson [1745-1841]
Charles Rawson [1826-1863]
Charles Rawson [1849-1905]
Charles Collinson Rawson [1840-1???]
Charles Henry Rawson [18??-19??]
Charles Selwyn Rawson [1855-1924]
Charles Stansfeld Rawson [1812-1863]
Christopher Rawson [1712-1780]
Christopher Rawson [1777-1849]
Christopher Rawson [1816-1???]
Christopher Philip Rawson [1918-1???]
Christopher Selwyn Priestley Rawson [1928-2005]
Rev Christopher Wright Rawson [1842-1???]
Cockroft Rawson [1873-1???]
Constance Ellen Rawson [1850-1925]
Constance Priestley Rawson [1889-1985]
Courtney Clarke Rawson [1849-1917]
Dorothy Florence Rawson [1893-1993]
Edmund Stansfield Rawson [1845-1???]
Edward Rawson [1809-1884]
Edward Cresswell Rawson [1859-1943]
Elizabeth Rawson [1826-1901]
Ellen Rawson [17??-1864]
Ellen Susanna Rawson [1809-1876]
Emma Rawson [1796-1834]
Emma Sophia Rawson [1820-1905]
Florence Harriet Marianne Rawson [1853-1861]
Francis Rawson [18??-18??]
Francis William Rawson [1808-1859]
Frank Rawson [1858-1928]
Frank Rawson [1891-1918]
Frederick Edward Rawson [1821-1879]
Frederick Gerard Selwyn Rawson [1851-1911]
Frederick Michael Rawson [1931-]
Frederick Philip Selwyn Rawson [1891-1947]
Geoffrey Rawson [1884-1969]
Gertrude Elizabeth Rawson [1843-1859]
Grace Elizabeth Rawson [1780-1849]
Harry Christopher Shaw Rawson [1876-1948]
Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson [1843-1910]
Harry Stanhope Rawson [1854-1930]
Henrietta Rawson [1816-1882]
Henry Ernest Rawson [1854-1911]
Hugh Wyatt Hay Rawson [1887-1916]
J. Rawson [17??-18??]
James Rawson [1???-1852]
James Rawson [1816-1889]
James Rawson [1878-1918]
Jeremiah Rawson [16??-17??]
Jeremiah Rawson [1787-1839]
Jeremiah Stansfield Rawson [1817-18??]
John Rawson [16??-1719]
John Rawson [1674-1699]
John Rawson [1687-17??]
John Rawson [17??-17??]
John Rawson [1744-1815]
John Rawson [1783-1852]
John Rawson [1813-1899]
John Hugh Selwyn Rawson [1915-1996]
John Markland Rawson [1806-1826]
John Selwyn Rawson [1858-1925]
Jonathan Rawson [16??-17??]
Lancelot Bernard Rawson [1844-1899]
Louisa Rawson [1823-1906]
Paul Rawson [1980-]
Peter John Selwyn Rawson [1935-2008]
Philip Stansfield Rawson [1858-1???]
Reginald Bertram Rawson [1883-1914]
Reuben Rawson [1838-1???]
Richard Rawson [1898-1916]
Samuel Rawson [1819-1???]
Samuel Rawson [1819-18??]
Samuel Rawson [1855-1881]
Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill Rawson [1902-1974]
Sherard Rawson [1868-1935]
Stansfield Rawson [1778-1856]
Stephen Rawson [17??-17??]
Thomas Samuel Rawson [1793-1860]
Thomas William Rawson [1814-1864]
William Rawson [1710-1780]
William Rawson [1720-1745]
William Rawson [1748-1828]
Colonel William Rawson [18??-1???]
William Rawson [18??-18??]
William Rawson [1815-1867]
William Rawson [1838-1870]
William Rawson [1842-1???]
William Henry Rawson [1781-1865]
William Henry Rawson [1812-1892]
William Henry Rawson [1848-1893]
Commander Wyatt Rawson [1853-1882]


Rawson, Mr
[17??-18??] A manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge.

When interviewed for Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832, Mr Rawson of Sowerby Bridge said that

he could not conscientiously sign [the petition supporting the Ten Hours Bill]

and

he would not allow the petition to enter the premises [of his works], for it would appear that he countenanced the thing

One of Priestley's employees, Mary Holland, said that

They break their heads at Rawson's factory ... they clean the mill during meal times ... they stop their wages for going late or doing anything wrong

Rawson, Mrs
[1757-1837] Anne Lister's old friend, Mrs John Rawson

Rawson, Ann Fenella
[1921-] Only daughter of Frederick Philip Selwyn Rawson.

She was born at Brockwell.

She served with the WRNS in World War II.

She married Wilfred John Arthur Watkins

Rawson, Rev Arthur
[1818-1891] Third son of William Henry Rawson.

Born 17th September 1818.

In 1848, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Clay.


Charlotte Elizabeth was the daughter of Castel William Clay of Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. Arthur Pelham [1849-1900]
  2. Herbert Evelyn [1852-1921]
  3. Henry Ernest
  4. Charles Selwyn
  5. Sherard
  6. Mary Sibella
  7. Emily Frances
  8. Charlotte Arabella
  9. Ellen Beatrice
  10. Ethel
3 other daughters died in infancy.

He was ordained. He was vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Bromley Common, Kent for 39 years. He was curate at Bowness-on-Windermere.

He died at Fallbarrow, Windermere [18th May 1891]

Rawson, Benjamin Currer
[1849-1924] Son of Thomas William Rawson.

Born in Manningham.

His twin brother Currer Benjamin had died at the age of 6.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1860] / an articled clerk [1871] / a solicitor [1901].

In 1876, he married (1) Emily Holdsworth in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Busfield [b 1877]
  2. Emily Mary [b 1880]

After Emily's death [1883], he installed a clerestory window in the south arcade chancel of Halifax Parish Church in her memory.

In 1891, he married (2) Ann Sussmann in Kensington.

Children:

  1. Olive Evelyn [b 1894]

The family lived at

  • 3 Ashfield Villas, Skircoat [1881]
  • 49 Evelyn Gardens, Kensington, London [1901]
  • Woodcote Lodge, Chertsey, Surrey [1911]

Rawson, Catherine
[1745-1841] Daughter of Christopher Rawson.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [10th April 1745].

She was an acquaintance of Anne Lister.

She never married.

She (possibly) died in Caistor, Lincolnshire [Q2 1841].

Catherine was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [13th May 1841]

Rawson, Charles
[1826-1863] He was plasterer and decorator in Halifax / a member of the Leeds & Yorkshire Fire Brigade.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. unknown

The family lived at Cross Street, Horton Street, Halifax.

He was killed when he tried to recover the Volunteer balloon

Rawson, Charles
[1849-1905] Eldest son of Samuel Rawson.

In 1872, he married Catharine Hendry.


Catharine was the daughter of a Winchester boot-maker

By Rawson standards, he probably married beneath his station

 

Children:

  1. Geoffrey

Rawson, Charles Collinson
[1840-1???] Eldest son of Charles Stansfield Rawson.

He joined the Royal Navy.

Like his brothers – Lancelot Bernard and Edmund Stansfield - he went to live in Australia.

He returned to England

Rawson, Charles Henry
[18??-19??] Of Halifax.

On 21st August 1897, he married Emma Jane Sutcliffe of Sowerby Bridge, at the Unitarian Chapel, Halifax

Rawson, Charles Selwyn
[1855-1924] Son of Rev Arthur Rawson.

In 1884, he married Alice Cruikshank

Rawson, Charles Stansfeld
[1812-1863] Or Stansfield.

Second son of Stansfield Rawson.

In 1840, he married (1) Octavia Collinson.

Children:

  1. Charles Collinson
  2. Lancelot Bernard
  3. Edmund Stansfield
  4. Octavia [184?-1850]
  5. child
  6. child

In 1854, he married (2) Eleanor Charlotte Berkeley.

He lived at Spring Grove, Huddersfield and Wasdale Hall, Cumberland

Rawson, Christopher
[1712-1780] Youngest son of John Rawson of Bradford.

After his father died in 1719, his mother, Catharine, married John Crossley of Kershaw House, Luddenden and the family moved to Halifax, although 2 brothers stayed in Bradford.

He was the first of the Rawson family to settle in Halifax.

In 1738, he bought land at Stoney Royd, Halifax. He built Stoney Royd House with bricks made in the grounds.

In 17??, he married Grace Rawson.


Grace was the daughter of John Rawson of Beckfoot, Cottingley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. son who died in infancy
  3. son who died in infancy
  4. William
  5. Catherine
  6. Elizabeth who married Philip Saltmarshe
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child

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.

He was strongly against Anne's relationship with Ann Walker, and he raised a drunken mob to make effigies of the ladies and burn them in Halifax.

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

He died 12th August 1780. He was buried in Halifax Parish Church.

See Law Hill House, Northowram Hall and Walker pit

Rawson, Christopher
[1777-1849] Eldest son of John Rawson. His father disinherited him when he rejected the family's banking business and ran away to sea. He returned to become an important and well-known figure in Halifax.

See Christopher Rawson Penfold

Rawson, Christopher
[1816-1???] JP.

Son of Thomas Samuel Rawson.

He lived in Woolwich, London.

He became a Captain and Paymaster for Lower Canada.

In 1840, he married Ellen Frances Wright.


Ellen Frances was the daughter of John Naylor Wright of Liverpool and Beaumaris
 

Children:

  1. Frances Emily [b 1841] who married Dudley Raikes de Chair
  2. Christopher Wright
  3. Harry Holdsworth
  4. Evelyn [b in Cheshire 1846] who married Major Sir Francis Walter de Winton
  5. Ellen Kate [b 1848] who died at the age of 10 months
  6. Blanche [b 1849] who married Ernest Molyneux Royds
  7. Wyatt
  8. Ella / Ellen [b 1856] who married Frederick F. Mackenzie

Rawson, Christopher Philip
[1918-1???] Son of Frederick Philip Selwyn Rawson. In World War II, he served with the RASC. He was evacuated from Dunkirk, and served in Iraq and in Italy. The family moved to live in the south of England

Rawson, Christopher Selwyn Priestley
[1928-2005] Eldest son of Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill Rawson.

He was a Master of the Clothworkers Company in the City of London. He was Master of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames.

In 1961, he was Sheriff of the City of London

Rawson, Rev Christopher Wright
[1842-1???] Eldest son of Christopher Rawson.

In 1865, he married Janie Forsythe Grant.

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1866]

Rawson, Cockroft
[1873-1???] Son of Richard Rawson, labourer.

Born in Midgehole.

He was a fustian cutter of Heptonstall [1895] / a fustian cutter [1901] / a general outdoor stone mason's labourer [1911]

In 1895, he married Barbara Walton [1873-1???] at Heptonstall Church.


Barbara was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of Nathaniel Walton, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [b 1895] who was a sewing machinist fustian ready made clothing [1911]
  2. Wilfred [b 1897] who was a warehouse errand boy clothing factory [1911]
  3. Richard
  4. Doris [1901] who died in infancy
  5. Nora [b 1905]
  6. Alice [b 1910]
  7. Child [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • Town Gate, Heptonstall [1901]
  • 22 New Street, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Sons Wilfred & Richard served in World War I; Richard was killed

Rawson, Constance Ellen
[1850-1925] Of Mill House.

Only daughter of William Henry Rawson.

In 1895, she and other members of the Rawson family gave £5000 for the creation of the Rawson Children's Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary. The ward was named in memory of her father.

In 1905, she married Henry Hale MacDougall.

She and other members of her family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Constance Ellen [18th February 1925].

See St Chad's Mission Church & School

Rawson, Constance Priestley
[1889-1985] Aka Primrose.

Eldest daughter of John Selwyn Rawson.

She married William A. C. Lloyd

Rawson, Courtney Clarke
[1849-1917] Fourth son of Edward Rawson.

He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. He served in India.

In 1881, he married (1) Rose Tippett [18??-1896].


Rose was the daughter of John Tippett of Hanham, Gloucestershire
 

In 1899, he married (2) Constance Sophia Pickney Simpson

Rawson, Dorothy Florence
[1893-1993] Younger daughter of John Selwyn Rawson.

Born at Haugh End House [30th January 1893].

She married Colonel Walter Vyvian Nugent [1911].

She died 11th July 1993 (aged 100).

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby with her husband & father-in-law

Rawson, Edmund Stansfield
[1845-1???] Son of Charles Stansfield Rawson.

Like his brothers – Charles Collinson and Lancelot Bernard - he went to live in Australia.

He returned to England

Rawson, Edward
[1809-1884] Woollen cloth merchant of The Breck, Triangle and Ash Grove, Southowram. Second son of John Rawson.

In 1831, he married Elizabeth Sarah Clarke.


Elizabeth Sarah was the daughter of John Clarke of Dublin
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1833] who died unmarried
  2. Edward Markland [b 1834] who died young
  3. Frances Esther [b 1838] who died unmarried
  4. Edward Markland [b 1845] who died unmarried
  5. Courtney Clarke
  6. Maria Louisa Markland who died unmarried

He was a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845].

He died in Clavedon, Somerset

Rawson, Edward Cresswell
[1859-1943] Sixth son of Samuel Rawson.

In 1881, he married Marian Emma Duffield. They had 3 sons, one of whom was killed in World War I

Rawson, Elizabeth
[1826-1901] Third daughter of William Rawson JP of Wilton Polydon, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

She married Thomas Shaw.

She died at her residence, Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park, London

Rawson, Ellen
[17??-1864] Daughter of John Rawson. She was an acquaintance of Anne Lister

She married Amaziah Empson

Rawson, Ellen Susanna
[1809-1876] Daughter of William Henry Rawson.

Born 3rd March 1809.

She married Rev Alexander Bean.

There is a brass memorial to her in Sowerby Church, and 2 mosaics placed in the apse by her husband

Rawson, Emma
[1796-1834] Daughter of Nelly and John Rawson.

She married her cousin, Christopher Saltmarshe.

She was a friend of Anne Lister, although Anne considered her vulgar

Rawson, Emma Sophia
[1820-1905] Fourth daughter of Jeremiah Rawson.

She never married.

She and her sisters lived at Skircoat House, Skircoat Green for a time.

She died at Old Well Head.

She is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905

Rawson, Florence Harriet Marianne
[1853-1861] Only daughter of Frederick Edward Rawson.

She died at Llandudno.

She and other members of her family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Florence Harriet Marianne [25th October 1861].

The font at St Peter's Church, Sowerby is inscribed in her memory

Rawson, Francis
[18??-18??] Copperas maker at Cinder Hills, Siddal.

He lived at Savile Green, Halifax [1845]

Rawson, Francis William
[1808-1859] Eldest son of Stansfield Rawson. He was born at Gledholt Hall, Huddersfield.

On his death, Stoney Royd House was demolished

Rawson, Frank
[1858-1928] CMG.

Fifth son of Samuel Rawson. He went to Uganda and worked for the Uganda Railway

Rawson, Frank
[1891-1918] Son of Emma & John Rawson of 2 Prospect Place, West Vale.

Born in West Vale.

He married Annie.

They lived at 79 Langdale Street, Elland.

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

He died 21st August 1918.

He was buried at the Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy [I O 1].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at West Vale Baptist Chapel

Rawson, Frederick Edward
[1821-1879] Of Thorpe.

Son of William Henry Rawson.

Born 25th July 1821.

In 1843, he married Harriet Susanna Priestley.

Children:

  1. Frederick Gerard Selwyn
  2. John Selwyn
  3. Florence Harriet Marianne

He followed his father-in-law, John Priestley, into Thorpe House, Triangle.

He was manufacturing woollens at Thorpe Mill, Sowerby Bridge as F. E. Rawson & Company.

He was churchwarden at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

He gave the font and a new organ [1868] to the Church.

There is a window in his memory in the Church

He died 16th May 1879.

He had set about building the church of St John the Divine, Thorpe, but died before the foundation stone was laid. His widow completed the work.

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

See Skircoat Floral Society

Rawson, Frederick Gerard Selwyn
[1851-1911] Of Thorpe House, Triangle.

Eldest son of Frederick Edward Rawson.

He raised prize-winning geese and poultry.

He was President of Sowerby Free Wanderers Football Club.

On 9th October 1897, he married Dora Hoggarth in Marylebone, London.


Dora came from Kendal, the daughter of John Hoggarth of Westmorland, and sister of Margaret who married Rev Edward Brierley
 

They had no children.

He served as a Lieutenant with the Queen's Bay Regiment.

He was taken ill whilst on active service and discharged.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [14th November 1911].

See F. E. Rawson & Company

Rawson, Frederick Michael
[1931-] FICE, MITI.

Second son of Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill Rawson.

In 1956, he married Marion Brisbane Oliphant from Stirling.

Children:

  1. David Selwyn [b 1957]
  2. Michael John Edward [b 1960]
  3. James Patrick [1962-1999] who died in a car accident

Rawson, Frederick Philip Selwyn
[1891-1947] Eldest son of John Selwyn Rawson.

He was a Lieutenant in the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. In 1914, serving as Colonel because all his seniors had been killed or wounded, he was wounded and spent 2 years as a complete invalid.

He was Chairman of Edwards & Rawson / a Director of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company.

In 1924, whilst on holiday in Cornwall, he saved 2 people from drowning and was awarded the medal of the Royal Humane Society.

In 1914, he married Sarah Katharine Mitchell.

Children:

  1. John Hugh Selwyn
  2. Christopher Philip
  3. Ann Fenella

The family lived at Brockwell.

He died at Marsh Green, Exeter.

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Frederick Philip Selwyn [29th July 1947]

Rawson, Geoffrey
[1884-1969] Son of Charles Rawson. He served in the Navy. He wrote several books, including biographies of Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson and Wyatt Rawson. In 1958, he wrote an autobiography entitled Sea Prelude which contains much information about the Rawson family. He died in Melbourne

Rawson, Gertrude Elizabeth
[1843-1859] Only daughter of John Rawson. She died at the age of 16.

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [28th December 1859].

Rawson's Almshouses were built as a memorial to her.

See Sowerby Well

Rawson, Grace Elizabeth
[1780-1849] Eldest daughter of John Rawson.

She married John Waterhouse.

She died 19th February 1849.

There is a memorial to John and Grace in Halifax Parish Church

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

Rawson, Harry Christopher Shaw
[1876-1948] Son of Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson.

He joined the Royal Navy.

He was promoted to Captain.

Whilst serving in Australia, he married Dorothy Mitchell.

Children:

  1. Beatrice Florence Isabel [b 1908]
  2. Dorothy [b 1913]

He died in the European Hospital at Tanga, Kenya

Rawson, Sir Harry Holdsworth
[1843-1910] Second son of Christopher Rawson.

He had a distinguished naval career and was an ADC to Queen Victoria. In 1897, he led the successful Punitive Expedition to Benin

Rawson, Harry Stanhope
[1854-1930] Third son of Samuel Rawson.

In 1882, he married Isabel Ada Capel-Hanbury. They had 2 sons

Rawson, Henrietta
[1816-1882] Daughter of William Henry Rawson.

Born 26th September 1816.

She never married.

She died 13th May 1882.

She is buried in the family grave at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [16th May 1882].

There is a window in her memory at Sowerby Church

Rawson, Henry Ernest
[1854-1911] Son of Rev Arthur Rawson.

He was a draper in Australia [1896].

On 25th April 1894, he married Minna Alice Schwartz [1867-19??] at St George's Cathedral, Perth.


Minna Alice was the daughter of G. W. Schwartz of Bazaar Terrace, Perth
 

Children:

  1. Arthur E. G. [b 1896]
  2. John Sherard [b 1899]

In 1923, his widow and sons are listed as Second Class passengers aboard the SS America, sailing from Southampton to New York, and giving New Zealand as their intended future permanent residence.

Later, they are residents of Auckland, New Zealand.

Minna's birthplace is given as Wellington, New Zealand; Arthur's as Perth, Australia; John's as Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Rawson, Hugh Wyatt Hay
[1887-1916] Third son of Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson.

He married Mildred Paley.


Mildred was the daughter of Algernon Paley
 

He was Captain in the Queen's Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [15th November 1916].

He was buried at the Munich Trench British Cemetery [C 18]

Rawson, J.
[17??-18??] Partner in Keighley & Rawson

Rawson, James
[1???-1852] Of Halifax.

He was a detective officer with Halifax Borough Police / Deputy Chief Constable at Halifax Police Office in Horton Street [1845] / landlord of the Waggoners Inn, Halifax [1852].

On 6th August 1852, he died from Cholera

Rawson, James
[1816-1889] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a worsted weaver [1841], and joiner and cabinet maker at Halifax [1861].

On 23rd May 1838, he married Sarah Greenwood [1817-18??].

Children:

  1. Reuben
  2. Grace [b 1839]
  3. Charles [b 1841]
  4. William
  5. Priscilla or Pertulia [b 1847]

The family lived at

  • Wadsworth [1841]
  • Denholme Gate [1851]
  • New Road Side, Thornton [1861]
  • Rawson House, Thornton [1881]

By 1861, he had married Zilpha Feather [1827-1903].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1852]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1855]

Rawson, James
[1878-1918]

In [Q2] 1908, he married Edna Elizabeth Wood [1877-1964] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Dora [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 6 Wyvern Place, Halifax [1911, 1918]
  • 37 Newstead Terrace, Halifax [1964]

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the 346th Brigade Royal Artillery.

He died in Winter Street Military Hospital in Sheffield [10th January 1918] (aged 41).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon [K 13].

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

Edna Elizabeth died 27th June 1964 (aged 87).

She is remembered on James's grave

Rawson, Jeremiah
[16??-17??] Of Bradford. Attorney.

On 4th August 1707, he married Grace, daughter of Jeremiah Rossendale

Rawson, Jeremiah
[1787-1839] Son of John Rawson. He had a copperas production business at Cinder Hill and Exley.

Around 1836, he became a cloth manufacturer at Old Lane Mill, Halifax.

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

On 25th January 1810, he married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Preston.

Children:

  1. Thomas William
  2. Jeremiah Stansfield
  3. John [d 1849] died unmarried
  4. Mary who died unmarried
  5. Harriet who died unmarried
  6. Ellen Elizabeth who died unmarried
  7. Emma Sophia
  8. Christiana [1822-1889] who married Captain Robert Hilaro Barlow
  9. Louisa
  10. Sophia Preston who died in infancy

The family lived at Shay House and then at Green Royde

At All Saints' Church, Dudwell, there is a window inscribed in his memory

Erected by Emma Sophia Rawson, Christiana Rawson and Louisa Inglis in remembrance of their beloved father Jeremiah Rawson, of Green Royde, who died on 6th September 1839, aged 52 years.

And in remembrance of their beloved mother, Hannah Rawson, of Green Royde, who died on 16th April 1861, aged 71 years

Rawson, Jeremiah Stansfield
[1817-18??] Of Rawdon Grange. Second son of Jeremiah Rawson.

In 1841, he married (1) Sarah Stead [18??-1845].


Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Stead
 

Children:

  1. Clara Louisa [1842-1843]
  2. Harriet Hannah [1843-1864] who died unmarried

Sarah died in 1845.

In 1853, he married (2) Mary Sankey.

Children:

  1. Eleanor Stansfield [b 1854]
  2. Philip Stansfield

Rawson, John
[16??-1719] Of Bradford. His family were early members of the local branch of the Rawson family.

In 1???, he married Catharine Lister.

Children:

  1. John
  2. William
  3. Christopher

Rawson, John
[1674-1699] Of Shipley.

He married Mary Swaine.


Mary was the daughter of Anne Swaine
 

Children:

  1. William

Rawson, John
[1687-17??] Of Beckfoot, Cottingley.

Son of Jeremiah Rawson [16??-1736] of Beckfoot, Cottingley.

He married Sarah Dobson from Bingley [16??-1725].

Children:

  1. Grace [17??-1???] who married Christopher Rawson

Rawson, John
[17??-17??] Son of John Rawson.

He married Elizabeth Bowers from Manchester. They had no children

Rawson, John
[1744-1815] Eldest son of Christopher Rawson.

Born 1st December 1744.

Like his father, he was a trustee of the Halifax to Rochdale turnpike which was constructed in the 1820s.

He inherited Stoney Royd House. He owned Whitegate, Siddal, Copperas House, Siddal, and property at Ashday, Southowram

In 1777, he married Nelly Stansfield.

Children:

  1. Christopher
  2. Stansfield
  3. William Henry
  4. John
  5. Jeremiah
  6. Thomas Samuel
  7. Grace Elizabeth
  8. Ellen
  9. Emma
  10. Catherine who died in childhood [d 1803]
  11. Mary Anne who died unmarried [d 1804]
  12. Delia who died unmarried [d 1813]

In 1813, he sold the Manor of Southowram.

He died 15th July 1815.

See Rawson, Rhodes & Briggs and Rawson's Bank

Rawson, John
[1783-1852] JP.

Son of John Rawson.

He was in banking with his brothers Christopher and William Henry. He was Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding / a Commissioner of Land & Assessed Taxes [1845] / a Commissioner of Property & Income Tax [1845].

In October 1806, he married Elizabeth Markland [17??-1821] of Leeds.


Elizabeth was the second daughter of Edward Markland (merchant) of Westminster and Leeds
 


He was married on the same day as his brother William
 

Children:

  1. John Markland
  2. Edward
  3. Sophie [1810-1850] who married [15th May 1833] Rev John Pemberton Simpson, Rector of Crofton, Wakefield, at Halifax Parish Church
  4. William
  5. Christopher [b 1818] died young
  6. Samuel
  7. Thomas [b 1820] died young
  8. Marianne [1812-1887] died unmarried at Clavedon, Somerset
  9. Helen Elizabeth [1813-1891] who married Rev William Smith
  10. Ellen Elizabeth [1817-1890] who married Rev William F. Oakes

Around 1820, he lived at Ash Grove, Southowram.

In 1823, after the death of his first wife, John married Elizabeth Preston. They had no children

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Rawson, John
[1813-1899] Son of William Henry Rawson.

Born 21st November 1813.

He lived at Brockwell, Sowerby Bridge between 1840 and 1899. He was the first of the family to live there.

He subsequently bought several local properties including Ball Green, Soyland, Bentley Royd, Castle Hill Farm, Sowerby Hall, Sowerby Well, Star Inn, Town End Farm and White Windows

He planted much of the woodland – 100,000 trees – seen in the Ryburn valley. He was elected president of the Halifax Choral Society when he was 80 years old.

On 19th April 1873, he and his brother, William Henry, paid off the Vicar's rate for the township of Sowerby, at a cost of £3,200.

He was a partner in W. H. Rawson & Company. He was known by his employees as Johnny Lad.

He inherited High Sunderland.

On 2nd September 1840, he married Elizabeth Marianne Priestley.

Children:

  1. Gertrude Elizabeth

John died 8th February 1899.

He and his wife were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby where he was churchwarden for 35 years: Elizabeth Marianne [14th January 1876]; John [11th February 1899].

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby and Sowerby Well

Rawson, John Hugh Selwyn
[1915-1996] Elder son of Frederick Philip Selwyn Rawson.

Born 28th April 1915.

On 30th January 1939, he married (1) Elizabeth Mary Whitaker.

During the Second World War, he served in Malaya and worked on a rubber plantation there. His wife was a nurse attached to the British Red Cross in Singapore. She was wounded but the couple escaped to Java, and then to Bombay.

Children:

  1. Margaret Elizabeth [b 1945]

They divorced.

In 1965, he married (2) Marjorie Louise Bories.

He died 22nd September 1996 (aged 81).

He is remembered on the family grave at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Rawson, John Markland
[1806-1826] Son of John Rawson. He went to sea. He drowned in a boating accident at Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, on 10th March 1826.

His father erected a memorial by Westmacott in the south aisle of Halifax Parish Church

Rawson, John Selwyn
[1858-1925] Second son of Frederick Edward Rawson.

He was JP for the West Riding / a trustee of Rishworth Grammar School / a trustee of Bairstow's Charity School / Chairman of the Sowerby School Board [1896] / a partner in F. E. Rawson & Company / Chairman of Edwards & Rawson / a director of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company / one of the subscribers to The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire [1913], and he was on the Committee of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society / the Blue Coat School

He kept beagles and bloodhounds, and raised Channel Islands cattle which won prizes at agricultural shows.

He married Annie Constance Dwyer.

Children:

  1. Frederick Philip Selwyn
  2. John Henry Selwyn [1898-1899] who died aged 10 months
  3. Selwyn Gerald Caygill
  4. Constance Priestley
  5. Dorothy Florence

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: John Selwyn [9th March 1925]; Annie Constance [19th March 1949].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £47,482.

See Church Stile, Sowerby, King's Head, Sowerby and White Horse, Triangle

Rawson, Jonathan
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1703]

Rawson, Lancelot Bernard
[1844-1899] Son of Charles Stansfield Rawson.

Like his brothers – Charles Collinson and Edmund Stansfield - he went to live in Australia.

He remained in Australia, but his brothers returned to England.

He died at Rockhampton, Queensland

Rawson, Louisa
[1823-1906] Sixth daughter of Jeremiah Rawson.

She married James Inglis.

She died at Scarborough.

See Skircoat House, Skircoat Green

Rawson, Paul
[1980-] Actor and special effects producer.

Born in Halifax

Rawson, Peter John Selwyn
[1935-2008] Known as Sam to members of the family. Youngest son of Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill Rawson.

He was President of the Flyfishers Association. He was a Master of the Clothworkers Company in the City of London

Rawson, Philip Stansfield
[1858-1???] Son of Jeremiah Stansfield Rawson by his second marriage.

In 1881, he married Joyce Henry.

Children:

  1. William [b 1883]

Rawson, Reginald Bertram
[1883-1914] Son of James & Louisa Rawson of Halifax

Born in Oldham.

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

He died 16th November 1914 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax

Rawson, Reuben
[1838-1???] Son of James Rawson. He became a wool sorter.

In 1863, he married Grace Spencer [b 1840] in the Bradford district.

They lived at 66 George Street, Thornton [1871]

Rawson, Richard
[1898-1916] Son of Cockroft Rawson.

He was a member of Heptonstall Church & School / who was a wark? remover fustian ready made clothing [1911] / employed by R. B. Brown & Sons.

During World War I, he was called up as a Derby recruit [May 1916], and served as a Private with the 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

His brother Wilfred also served in the War.

Richard died 28th September 1916 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [10B, 11B & 12B], and on the Roll of Honour at Heptonstall Church

Rawson, Samuel
[1819-1???] Son of Thomas Samuel Rawson. He went to Colombo, Ceylon.

In 1847, he married Frances Anne Smelt.


Frances Anne was the daughter of Rev Charles Smelt Rector of Gedling, Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Tom Holdsworth [1851-1884]
  3. Harry Stanhope
  4. Samuel
  5. Frank
  6. Edward Cresswell
  7. Frederick Williams [1866-1943]
  8. daughter
  9. daughter

Rawson, Samuel
[1819-18??] Fifth son of John Rawson. He joined the Royal Navy.

He was promoted to Captain.

In 1850, he married Elizabeth Dougall.


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Dougall RN
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1853]
  2. Edith [b 1855]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1857]
  4. Gilbert Ingrow [b 1858]
  5. Mabel Alberta Markland [b 1864] who married Henry Clarke Travis

Rawson, Samuel
[1855-1881] Fourth son of Samuel Rawson. He joined the Royal Navy

Rawson, Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill
[1902-1974] RN, OBE.

Third son of John Selwyn Rawson.

Born at Haugh End House [8th March 1902].

He served in both World Wars. He was a Commander in the Royal Navy, and was awarded the King Haakon VII Liberation Medal. He was awarded the OBE for his efforts in World War II.

From 1952, he was President of the Loyal Georgean Society.

On 8th April 1926, he married Doris Brown.

Children:

  1. Christopher Selwyn Priestley
  2. Frederick Michael
  3. Peter John Selwyn

The family lived at

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Rawson, Sherard
[1868-1935] Son of Rev Arthur Rawson. He went to Australia.

In 1905, he married Althea Goodrich Tuspie

Rawson, Stansfield
[1778-1856] Aka Stansfeild / Stansfeld.

Son of John Rawson.

Born at Stoney Royd.

He was a wealthy banker / in charge of the Huddersfield branch of Rawson's Bank / JP / Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding / a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites [1813].

In 1802, he married Elizabeth Leach.

Children:

  1. Catherine[1803-1885] who married Rev Thomas Worsley
  2. Francis William
  3. Charles Stansfield
  4. Edmund Stansfield who died in infancy
  5. Delia Elizabeth [d 1870] who never married
  6. Mary Anne who married Rev Benjamin Hutchinson from Whitechurch
  7. Emma Sarah who married [1839] Matthew Rhodes of Eardistone House, Worcestershire

They lived at Ovenden Hall until 1803, when the family moved to Gledholt Hall, Greenhead, then to Savile Green, and then to Wasdale Hall, Cumberland which was built for him in 1829.

On the death of Christopher Rawson in 1849, he inherited a life interest in Stoney Royd, but he released this to his eldest son, Francis William.

In 1846, along with his brothers, John and Thomas Samuel, he invested £27,000 in a railway venture

Rawson, Stephen
[17??-17??] Halifax rope-maker. He was one of the trustees of the Chapel Fold Meeting House, Halifax

Rawson, Thomas Samuel
[1793-1860] Son of John Rawson. He was a merchant, and he was also involved in mining, with interests in mining and anthracite in South America and Australia.

In 1814, he married Sarah Colbeck Holdsworth.

Children:

  1. Christopher
  2. Samuel
  3. Catherine Anne [died unmarried]
  4. Henrietta [died unmarried]
  5. Emily [b 182?] who married James Palmer Budd from Swansea
  6. Julia who married Rev William Henry Colbeck Luke
  7. Eliza Sarah who married [1857] Rev John William Holdsworth, Rector of Linton, Kent

The family moved to Kent

Rawson, Thomas William
[1814-1864] Of Green Royde. Eldest son of Jeremiah Rawson.

He was a land agent in Bradford [1851].

In 1840, he married Elizabeth Octavia Busfeild.

Children:

  1. Thomas Preston [1841-1880] died unmarried
  2. Elizabeth Hannah [b 1843] died at the age of 14
  3. Sarah Ferrand [b 1845] who married [1868] George Longbottom GP from Seaton Carew, County Durham
  4. Jeremiah Stansfield [1847-1848]
  5. Emily Jane [1848-1848]
  6. twin sons: Currer Benjamin [1849-1856]
  7. and Benjamin Currer
  8. Octavia Victoria [1851-1865]
  9. William Busfeild [b 1853]

The family lived at Prospect House, Bradford [1851]. His wife died a year after her husband

Rawson, William
[1710-1780] Of Bradford.

Son of John Rawson.

He married Miss Jekyll from London.

Children:

  1. Thomas Jekyll Rawson

Rawson, William
[1720-1745] Son of John Rawson of Shipley.

He was gentleman, surgeon, physician and apothecary of Shipley. He was Lord of the Manor of Shipley.

In December 1740, he married Judith Prescott.

Children:

  1. William

Their son, William, died at the age of 4 months in the same month as his father

Rawson, William
[1748-1828] JP, DL.

Of Mill House, Triangle.

Son of Christopher Rawson.

He was a partner in Rawson's Bank. He was one of the people who advanced money for the construction of Halifax New Market in 1790, and a trustee of the Halifax Market Company.

In 1791, he married Elizabeth Threlkeld.

They lived at Mill House, Triangle, and moved to Savile Green in 1806.

He died 26th August 1828.

There is a white marble monument to him by Westmacott in the south aisle of Halifax Parish Church.

See Halifax Market Company, Rawson, Rhodes & Briggs and St James's Church, Halifax

Rawson, Colonel William
[18??-1???] Son of William Rawson.

He was a greengrocer / town crier.


Question: Does anyone know whether he was Town Crier for Halifax or for Elland?

 

He lived at

  • Elland

Rawson, William
[18??-18??] Partner in Rawson & Crossley [around 1856]

Rawson, William
[1815-1867] Third son of John Rawson. He went to Australia where he married, and where he died

Rawson, William
[1838-1870] Of Warley. He kept the Market Tavern, Cow Green in Halifax.

In 1860, he married Martha Ann, daughter of Richard Jackson.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 18??]
  2. Colonel William
  3. David [b 18??]

In October 1869, it was reported that

his license was refused at the recent Brewster Sessions

In October 1869, he was charged with having on 18/10/1869 unlawfully used the Corporation gas. His supply had been cut off because he had not paid the bills, and he had connected a rubber tube to the gas main. He was fined £7 16/6d or 3 months' imprisonment.

Around Christmas 1869, his bull terrier bit him. The dog subsequently died, but Rawson's wound appeared to have healed. On 5th May 1870, he died from rabies. This was one of a number of cases of hydrophobia in the Halifax district over a period of 2 years.

William and Martha were buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Rawson, William
[1842-1???] Son of James Rawson.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He became a joiner.

He married Grace [b 1840].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1869]
  2. Clara [b 1873]
  3. James A. [b 1877]
  4. Sam [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • Thornton [1881]
  • Denholme [1901]

Rawson, William Henry
[1781-1865] Third son of John Rawson.

A landowner and woollen manufacturer at Triangle. He was involved in the family banking business and was Chairman of the Halifax and Huddersfield Union Banking Company [1856-1864].

In 1813, he was a member of a Committee supporting those affected by the Luddites.

In November 1828, the newspapers carried an item

Extraordinary Fecundity: A cow, the property of William Henry Rawson Esq., of Millhouse, near Halifax, has produced 7 calves in 2 years: 3 the first year, and 4 the second

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

In October 1806, he married Mary Priestley.


He was married on the same day as his brother John
 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [1st March 1808-1882] who never married
  2. Ellen Susanna
  3. Anne Catherine [b 10th February 1810] who married Rev James Edward Newell
  4. Caroline [13th April 1811-1891] who never married, died at Haugh End House and was buried at Sowerby [21st May 1891]
  5. William Henry
  6. John
  7. Emily Frances [1st April 1815-1857] who married Rev William Henry Empson
  8. Henrietta
  9. Arthur
  10. Frederick Edward

The family lived at

In 1832, he bought Brockwell.

In 1836, he bought School Field Croft.

He died at Haugh End House [5th January 1865].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £200,000

[Resworn under £180,000]. The will was proved by his sons William Henry, John, and Frederick Edward.

Mary died 18th February 1870.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: William Henry [11th January 1865]; Mary [23rd February 1870].

See Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot

Rawson, William Henry
[1812-1892] JP, DL.

Son of William Henry Rawson.

Born 4th August 1812.

A landowner and woollen manufacturer at Triangle – see W. H. Rawson & Company. He was involved in the family banking business and was Chairman of the Halifax and Huddersfield Union Banking Company [18??-18??]. He was Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding.

In 1870, he occupied Old Lane Mill. He installed a patent Smoke Consumer at the mill in an attempt to reduce smoke pollution.

He was a benefactor.

On 19th April 1873, he and his brother, John, paid off the Vicar's rate for the township of Sowerby, at a cost of £3,200.

He was president of the Halifax Infirmary from 1872 to 1874.

He subscribed £1,000 to the Royal Halifax Infirmary fund. Rawson Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary was named in his memory.

He converted a pub which he owned at Triangle into a club and reading room.

He married his cousin, Ellen Louisa, daughter of Amaziah Empson.

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Constance Ellen

The family lived at Mill House Lodge.

He died 8th July 1892.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £166,899 18/1d.

Probate was granted to son William Henry, daughter Constance Ellen, John Rawson, and Christopher Empson.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Ellen Louisa [23rd April 1890]; William Henry [12th July 1892].

See John Rhodes Ralph

Rawson, William Henry
[1848-1893] Only son of William Henry Rawson.

In 1875, he married Frances Jane Brooke [1851-1946].


Frances Jane was the daughter of John William Brooke of Armitage Bridge Mills near Huddersfield
 

They lived at Mill House Lodge.

They moved to Bramhope, Torquay where he died [1st December 1893].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [5th December 1893]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £79,945 13/6d

[Resworn £97,845 13/6d]. Probate was granted to his widow Frances Jane his sister Constance Ellen Rawson John Selwyn rawson William Pickford

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

In 1908, Frances Jane married Charles Henry Spragge from Sibton Park, Suffolk

Rawson, Commander Wyatt
[1853-1882] FRGS.

Third son of Christopher Rawson. Like his brother, Harry Holdsworth, he had a naval career. In 1874, he distinguished himself in the Third Ashanti War. In 1875 and 1876, he was 3rd Lieutenant on the North Polar Expedition ship Discovery.

In 1880, he married Maud Emily Hegan. daughter and Victoria Alexandrina [b 1882].

He served in Egypt and North Africa. He died at the age of 29 on board the Carthage as they were entering the harbour at Malta. Queen Victoria wrote to his wife, expressing a wish to be godmother to their second daughter, Victoria Alexandrina, who was born posthumously in 1882.

There is a memorial to him in the Garrison Chapel, Portsmouth

 

The Rawson family
The family has connections to Halifax and Sowerby.

The family originated in Bradford and migrated to the Halifax district around 1720 when the widow and youngest son of John Rawson moved here.

A number of descendants settled in Halifax in the early 18th century, and became woollen fabric and clothing manufacturers with mills and textile businesses and interests in many parts of the district. Other members of the family were involved in the banking business.

See Haugh End, Sowerby, Holy Trinity Church, Halifax, Mill House Mill, Triangle, St George's Church, Sowerby, St James's Church, Halifax, St John the Divine, Thorpe, St Peter's Church, Sowerby, The Goat Cart and Thorpe Mill, Sowerby Bridge

The Rawson family: Arms
On 14th May 1895, the College of Arms granted the Rawson family arms, crest and motto to Christopher Rawson.
Per fess wavy sable and azure, guttée d'or, a quadrangular castle with 4 towers argent, on a chief or, 3 ravens heads erased of the first

The family crest contains the raven, symbol of the origin of the surname, Ravenson – see Ravenscliffe, Rawnsley. There are 3 ravens on a shield, and the raven's head on a crest, with a gold annulet in its beak.

These were to be used by Christopher, his descendants, and siblings, and the descendants of his uncles Stansfield, William Henry, and Jeremiah.

The motto of the Rawsons of Halifax was

laus virtutis actio

the deed of virtue is its own praise

Rawson surname
Earlier forms of the surname are Rauenchilson, Rauenson, and Ravenson.

Johannes Rawson is recorded in 1379.

The surname is patronymic and means the son of Raven. Raven is an Old English name – as in Rawnsley.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Rawson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Rawson:


Marriages 1885, 1895, 1941
 




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