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Abraham Riley [18??-1???]
Abraham Riley [18??-18??]
Albert Riley [1857-1905]
Alfred Riley [18??-18??]
Alfred Riley [19??-1945]
Arnold Edwards Riley [1895-19??]
Arnold Royston Riley [1895-1916]
Arthur Riley [1888-1916]
Arthur Hanson Riley [1911-1940]
Arthur Hitchen Riley [1897-1918]
Ben Riley [1857-1921]
Ben Riley [1865-1939]
Benjamin Riley [1840-1905]
Benjamin Riley [1900-1918]
Charles Edwards Riley [1865-1914]
Clarence Riley [1???-1918]
Clement Riley [1885-1918]
Clement Riley [1886-1947]
Clifford Riley [1899-1918]
Clifford Riley [1921-]
David Riley [1866-19??]
Donald Ernest Riley [1900-1???]
Miss Edith Riley [18??-19??]
Edward Riley [1809-1847]
Edward Riley [1834-1878]
Edward Riley [1865-19??]
Edward Riley [1941-]
Edwin Eli Riley [1892-1908]
Emanuel Riley [1829-1898]
Ernest Riley [1863-1933]
Fred Riley [18??-19??]
Fred Riley [1843-1917]
Fred Riley [1880-1956]
Fred Riley [1882-1953]
Fred Riley [1897-1917]
Frederick Riley [1851-1894]
Frederick William Riley [1875-1922]
George Riley [1713-1784]
George Riley [1844-1921]
George Riley [1854-1929]
George Marvell Riley [1862-1938]
George William Riley [1887-1917]
Gibson Riley [1862-1945]
Gillingham Riley [17??-17??]
Godfrey Alan Riley [1944-1998]
Hamlet Riley [1851-1922]
Harold Greenwood Riley [1896-1969]
Harry Riley [17??-18??]
Harry Riley [1870-1930]
Harry E. Riley [18??-19??]
Harry S. Riley [1892-1917]
Henry Riley [1782-1818]
Henry Riley [18??-18??]
Henry Riley [1859-1941]
Henry Riley [1861-1???]
Henry John Riley [1869-1934]
Henry Raymond Riley [1900-1997]
Herbert Riley [1890-1918]
Herbert Edwin Riley [1880-19??]
Herbert Lawson Riley [1899-1914]
Herbert Lewis Riley [1897-1918]
J. A. Riley [18??-1???]
Jack Riley [18??-19??]
James Riley [1???-1862]
James Riley [16??-17??]
James Riley [17??-18??]
James Riley [17??-18??]
James Riley [1717-1789]
James Riley [1785-1853]
James Riley [1800-1862]
James Riley [18??-19??]
James Riley [1811-1862]
James Riley [1819-1888]
James Riley [1840-1910]
James Riley [1863-1949]
James Riley [1867-1908]
James A. Riley [18??-19??]
James Arthur Riley [1860-1913]
James Trevor Riley [1894-1916]
James Turner Riley [1836-1912]
Jeremiah Riley [1821-1873]
Jeremiah Riley [1836-1912]
Joah Riley [18??-1???]
Job Riley [1794-1867]
Job Riley [1841-1899]
Joe Riley [1876-19??]
Joe Riley [1894-1916]
Joe Riley [19??-19??]
John Riley [1???-1???]
John Riley [1???-16??]
John Riley [1???-18??]
John Riley [1???-1884]
John Riley [15??-16??]
John Riley [17??-18??]
John Riley [1736-1814]
John Riley [1785-1852]
John Riley [1786-1856]
John Riley [1800-18??]
John Riley [18??-18??]
John Riley [1804-1843]
John Riley [1820-1862]
John Riley [1848-1899]
John Riley [1851-1904]
John Riley [1874-19??]
John Athelstan Laurie Riley [1858-1945]
John E. Riley [1???-191?]
John Henry Riley [1848-1???]
John Henry Riley [1850-1???]
John Henry Riley [1861-1916]
John Herbert Riley [1862-1947]
John Herbert Riley [1877-1953]
John Richard Riley [1892-1950]
Jonas Riley [1808-1863]
Joseph Riley [17??-17??]
Joseph Riley [1818-18??]
Joseph Riley [1826-18??]
Joseph Riley [1830-189?]
Joseph Riley [1835-1914]
Joshua Riley [17??-17??]
Joshua Riley [1742-1812]
Joshua Riley [1770-1834]
Joshua Riley [1829-1876]
Jubal Riley [1802-1881]
Jubal Riley [1833-1892]
Katharine de Riley [13??-143?]
Lewis Riley [1897-1916]
Lewis John Riley [1872-1939]
Louis Edgar Riley [1872-1954]
Mark Riley [1867-19??]
Matthew Riley [1861-1???]
Mitchell Riley [18??-1???]
Mitchell Riley [1842-1915]
Norman Riley [1898-1917]
Reginald Jubal Riley [1897-1962]
Rowland Ernest Riley [1870-1950]
Samuel Riley [1???-18??]
Samuel Riley [17??-18??]
Samuel Riley [17??-18??]
Samuel Riley [1799-1866]
Samuel Riley [18??-1868]
Samuel Riley [1862-1912]
Samuel Edwin Riley [1895-1916]
Thomas Riley [1???-1???]
Thomas Riley [1813-1887]
Thomas Riley [1875-1917]
Thomas Calverley Riley [17??-18??]
Thomas Fawcett Riley [1861-1929]
Thomas H. Riley [18??-19??]
Tom Riley [1862-1928]
Tom Riley [1868-1931]
W. Riley [18??-18??]
William Riley [17??-180?]
William Riley [1826-1???]
William Riley [1827-1875]
William Riley [1833-1878]
William Riley [1846-1???]
William H. Riley [18??-19??]
William James Riley [1849-1???]
William Rawnsley Riley [1874-19??]
Willie Riley [1891-1917]
Willie Riley [1898-1918]
Wilson Riley [1835-1881]


Riley, Abraham
[18??-1???] Grocer and coal merchant at Skircoat.

In 1845, he married Zilpa Helm in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Henry

Riley, Abraham
[18??-18??] He married Elizabeth

Children:

  1. several

The family lived at Lindwell, Greetland [1871, 1881].

Living with them [in 1871] were niece Ellen Greenwood [b 1855] (born Lightcliffe), and Squire Murgatroyd and his sister Mary Ann Murgatroyd [b 1859].

Living with them in 1881 were stepson Squire Murgatroyd, and granddaughter Eleanor Gledhill [b 1877]

Riley, Albert
[1857-1905] Son of James Riley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clog maker [1881].

On 31st October 1881, he married Lucy Smith [1858-1939] from Birmingham, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Clement

Riley, Alfred
[18??-18??] Wool and waste dealer at Northowram.

In January 1859, he was declared insolvent

Riley, Alfred
[19??-1945] Son of Annie & William Riley.

Born in Castleford.

He worked at Fairlea Mills, Luddendenfoot.

In [Q3] 1935, he married Bessie Evelyne Hare in Halifax.

They lived on Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey).

He died 11th April 1945.

He was buried at the Argenta Gap War Cemetery [IV B 18].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Riley, Arnold Edwards
[1895-19??] Son of Charles Edwards Riley

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a tailor [1911] / a skilled tailor [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [24th November 1914], and served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

In 1919, he made a request for a pension because of being disabled from malaria.

On 12th September 1920, he received the 1915 Star

Riley, Arnold Royston
[1895-1916] Son of Martha Ann & Albert E. Riley of Commercial Street, and then Lily Hall Farm, Heptonstall.

Born in Halifax.

He was a player with St John's AFC / employed by Ormerod Brothers at Valley Iron Works.

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

He served in Egypt [1915], and France [August 1916].

He died 29th September 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt [IX D 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge

Riley, Arthur
[1888-1916] Born in Ripponden.

He served with the 4th Battalion West Riding Regiment (Territorials)  [1908-1912].

During World War I, he enlisted in Newcastle-on-Tyne, and served as a Private with the 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

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

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [10B, 11B & 12B], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Stones Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ripponden

Riley, Arthur Hanson
[1911-1940] Son of Fred Riley.

He was a member of Range Bank Sunday School / a member of Square Church Boys' Brigade / educated at Sunnyside School.

In [Q2] 1937, he married Lilian Grace Elsie Stockley in Portsmouth.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Telegraphist with the Royal Navy. aboard the destroyer HMS Daring.

He died 18th February 1940 when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-23 and sank off Caithness with the loss of 157 of her crew of 162.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial [36 1], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Riley, Arthur Hitchen
[1897-1918] Son of Margaret Esther & John Riley of 11 Manor Drive, Halifax.

He was a member of Heath Congregational Church, Halifax / a member of Stannary AFC / employed by S. Hodgson & Company at High Level Works, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Bombardier with B Battery 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action by shrapnel [18th September 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, France [B 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Heath Congregational Church, Halifax

Riley, Ben
[1857-1921] Son of Emanuel Riley.

Born in Soyland.

He was a stone mason [1871] / a general contractor (employer) [1901] / a building contractor (own account) [1911].

On 17th April 1880, he married Anne Reedman [1855-1912] at Elland Parish Church.


Anne was born in Helpringham, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1881] who was a tailoress [1900] and married [Halifax Q1/1914] Edwin Hardcastle [1878-1920]
  2. John [b 1883] who was a stone mason [1901], a mason/bricklayer [1911]
  3. Ethel [b 1884]
  4. Harry [b 1891] who was a mason/bricklayer [1911]

The family lived at 5 Lewis Street, Halifax.

Ben died at 63 Ripon Street, Parkinson lane, Halifx [3rd October 1921] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,286 12/8d.

Probate was granted to widow daughter Louisa Hardcastle and brother Emanuel Riley

Riley, Ben
[1865-1939] (Possibly) son of Joah Riley / Joseph Riley.

Born in Norland.

He was landlord of an assistant cloth manufacturer [1881] / a cloth finisher [1891] / an inn keeper [1901] / the Castle Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1903, 1908] / the Peacock Hotel, Warley [1911].

In 1888, he married Harriet Drake [1860-1927] in Bradford.


Harriet came from Thornton
 

Children:

  1. Joe Garnett [b 1889] who was a butcher with Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society [1911]
  2. Behetta Olive [b 1896] who married William Marsh

Ben and Harriet died in Blackpool

Riley, Benjamin
[1840-1905] He was a rag merchant [1891] / a shoddy manufacturer at Old Kiln End Mills, Elland [1905].

On 10th February 1866, he married Caroline Sykes [1843-1926] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha [1867-1899] who married William Shoesmith
  2. William Henry [b 1870] who was a rag merchant [1905], and emigrated to the USA [1910]
  3. Maria [b 1874] who married Albert Carter, and emigrated to Canada [1920]
  4. Fred

The family lived at 4 Melrose Terrace, Savile Road, Elland [1905].

Benjamin died 7th January 1905.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,276 2/9d.

Probate was granted to children William Henry, Maria, and Fred.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Riley, Benjamin
[1900-1918] Known as Bobby.

Son of Fred Riley.

He was a member of Elland Boys' Brigade.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with 49 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was killed in a crash [24th November 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried at the Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France [III A 66].

He is remembered on the family grave at Elland Cemetery, on Elland War Memorial, on Ripponden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Stones Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ripponden, on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Riley, Charles Edwards
[1865-1914] Son of Jubal Riley.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [24th September 1865].

He was a cutter [1881] / an outfitter [1890] / a tailor & draper [1891] / a clothier [1896] / a manager tailoring [1901] / a tailor's cutter [1911]

He was a member of J. Riley & Sons. The business was dissolved on 1st February 1898 by mutual consent as regards Charles Edwards Riley Subsequent censuses show that Charles worked as an employee elsewhere even though his 3 brothers continued in business together.

On 27th September 1888, he married Sarah Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Whiteley, a dentist
 

Children:

  1. Eveline [b 1890]
  2. Clifford Whiteley [bapt 1896-1896]
  3. Charles Francis [b 1893]
  4. Arnold Edwards
  5. Norah Elizabeth [b 1899]
  6. Horace Leslie [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 35 Woolshops, Halifax [1871]
  • North Bridge [1890, 1891]
  • 27 Mayfield Terrace South [1896]
  • Southport, Lancashire [1899]
  • Handsworth, Staffordshire [1901]
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [1904]
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire [1911]

Charles died at 160 London Road, Sheffield [5th August 1914].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £181 13/7d

Riley, Clarence
[1???-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's Own (Royal Regiment Lancaster).

He died 2nd September 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Andrew's Church, Stainland

Riley, Clement
[1885-1918] Son of Lucy & Albert Riley of 4 Darley Street, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1908, he married Emma Barker in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at the Battle of Lys [10th April 1918] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [82-85 & 162A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Riley, Clement
[1886-1947] Son of Albert Riley.

He was a window cleaner.

On 18th July 1908, he married Emma Barker [1887-1955] at Christ Church, Pellon.

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1909]

Riley, Clifford
[1899-1918] Son of Mary & James Riley of Darwen, and of Ohio, USA.

He was educated at Todmorden Secondary School.

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

He died 12th April 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, on the Memorial at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Secondary School

Riley, Clifford
[1921-] Son of John Riley and great-nephew of George Whiteley.

He took over the family business, G. S. Whiteley & Company at Ogden Lane Forge, Rastrick.

After his father's death, Clifford formed G. S. Whiteley (Brighouse) Limited.

He wrote a history of the business in a book entitled A Village Blacksmith.

When he retired in 1986, the business passed on to his nephew, John.

See Riley link

Riley, David
[1866-19??] Son of William Riley, tailor.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a warp dresser of King Cross, Skircoat [1890] / a worsted warp dresser [1891] / a warp dresser in worsted mill [1901] / a warp dresser [1911].

In 1890, he married Emma Green [1868-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Delph Hill, Skircoat, was the daughter of
Miles Green
 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Miriam [b 1895] who was a pattern warper [1911]
  3. Doris [b 1897] who was an office girl [1911]
  4. Janet [b 1900]
  5. Elizabeth Ann [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 28 Delph Hill, Halifax [with Emma's parent 1891]
  • 67 Delph Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 16 Undercliffe Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • 19 Belmont Place, Halifax

Riley, Donald Ernest
[1900-1???] Son of Rowland Ernest Riley.

He was a partner in Rowland E. Riley & Sons

Riley, Miss Edith
[18??-19??] ARCM.

Of Sunny Cliffe, Iona Street, Halifax.

Recorded in September 1915, when she was awarded the diploma of ARCM in pianoforte teaching.

She previously trained with Miss Kate Emsley

Riley, Edward
[1809-1847] He was a woollen draper / a tailor and draper at Ovenden [1832, 1834] / a tailor [1841] / landlord of the Black Swan, Halifax [1845]

In 1832, he married Alice Holdsworth [1810-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice came from Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Martha Holdsworth [bapt 1833]
  2. Mary Hannah [bapt 1834] who was a dress maker [1851]
  3. Alice [bapt 1837]
  4. Fanny [1842-1922] who married Joseph Thompson

The family lived at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1841].

Edward died on 13th April 1847.

After his death, Alice took over at the Black Swan [1850, 1851]

Riley, Edward
[1834-1878] Of Brighouse.

He married (1) Delia [1830-1857].

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1856] who died aged 4 months

In [Q4] 1858, he married (2) Martha Jagger [1827-1869].

He married (3) Jane Ann [1833-1916].

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Riley, Edward
[1865-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was landlord of the Northgate Hotel, Halifax [1901]

Riley, Edward
[1941-] Editor of the Halifax Courier [1987-2003]

Riley, Edwin Eli
[1892-1908] Son of James Riley.

He worked at Stott & Ingham's mill in Halifax. On 10th October 1908, he was chatting to a workmate and he fell to his death from a hoist at the mill.

His father had died shortly before Eddy's accident, leaving a widow and 6 children. Eddy had been the breadwinner of the family

Riley, Emanuel
[1829-1898] Son of John Riley of Rishworth, stone mason.

Born in Soyland.

He was a stone mason [1871, 1873] / a Freemason / landlord of the Spread Eagle, Rishworth [1874, 1894, 1898].

On 24th June 1852, he married (1) Hannah Hamer [1832-1871] at Elland Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1853] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  2. Nanny [1855-1875] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  3. Ben
  4. Thomas Henry [1858-1924] who was a cotton operative / scholar [1871]
  5. Fred [b 1860] who was a cotton operative / scholar [1871]
  6. Joe [1862-1920] who was a cotton operative / scholar [1871]
  7. George [b 1867]
  8. Mary Hannah [b 1869]
  9. Emanuel [1871-1931]

Hannah died in childbirth [Q3 1871] (aged 38).

She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

On 20th March 1873, he married (2) Sarah.


Sarah [née Sykes] was the widow of Edward Schofield.

Children:

  1. Sam [1874-1921] who died in New Zealand

Sarah had taken over from Edward as licensee of the Spread Eagle, Rishworth

 

Emanuel took over as landlord of the Spread Eagle [1874, 1894, 1898].

He died in 1898.

After his death, Sarah took over at Spread Eagle [1898-1918].

She died 10th July 1918 (aged 85)  After her death, daughter Sarah Schofield took over at the pub [1918-1927]

Members of the family were buried at Stones Methodist Church, Soyland

Riley, Ernest
[1863-1933] Illegitimate son of Susannah and Jubal Riley.

He and his older brother John were baptised at Coley Church [14th June 1863]. Their parents were named as Jubal and Susannah Riley of Northowram. On the baptism record, Jubal's name and occupation Tailor were crossed out and Spinster added for Susannah.

On his own marriage record, Ernest gave his father's name as Jubal Riley, a tailor.

He was (probably) an apprentice blacksmith [1871] / a blacksmith [1887, 1891] / a farmer & blacksmith [1901].

In 1871, Ernest and his brother John were living with Hannah & William Robinson, and were probably apprentice blacksmiths.

In 1881, Ernest was living with Hannah & Joseph Brearley as their adopted son.

On 10th April 1887, he married Elizabeth Ann Gill at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Shelf, the daughter of Isaac Gill
 

They had no children.

In 1891, Ernest and Elizabeth were living at Plane Trees Farm, Coley with Elizabeth's widowed mother Mary.

Mary died in 1892.

They lived at

Ernest died at 30 The Square [14th October 1933] (aged 70).

Probate records show that he left personal effects valued at £2,080 8/7d

Riley, Fred
[18??-19??] On 22nd January 1927, he married Norah Hartley


Norah was the daughter of
Whiteley Hartley. She was an active worker at Ebenezer Chapel, Soyland
 

They lived at Oak Avenue, Royde Estate, Todmorden [1930].

On 25th October 1930, Norah was knocked down by a bus after visiting her mother in Ripponden. She was taken to Royal Halifax Infirmary where she died from her injuries 20 minutes after being admitted.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Riley, Fred
[1843-1917] Of Rough Hey, Norland.

He was a joiner [1894].

In [Q2] 1862, he (possibly) married Mary Ann Whitehead in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [1873-1???] who married Thomas Haigh

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby along with granddaughters Gertrude and Clara Haigh

Riley, Fred
[1880-1956] Son of Benjamin Riley.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a rag merchant [1905] / a manufacturer of shoddy & rags (employer) [1911] / a shoddy manufacturer at Kiln End Mills, Elland.

On 11th December 1897, he married Mary Gledhill [1877-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was born in West Vale
 

Children:

  1. Florence Ethel [1893-1898]
  2. Benjamin

The family lived at

  • Willow Cottage, Eastgate, Elland [1911]
  • Belvedere, Victoria Road, Elland

Son Benjamin (Bobby) died in World War I.

Around 1928, they moved to Bingley and then to Sussex.

Living with them at Hill Side, Bingley [in 1939] was Queenie Riley [b 1918].


Queenie may have been adopted.

In [Q2] 1947, She married Eric Cheale in Worth Valley, and they emigrated to Australia

 

Fred died in Sussex [7th December 1956] (aged 76).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,688 10/6d.

Probate was granted to Queenie Cheale and George Frederick Thwaites (solicitor's managing clerk) 

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

Riley, Fred
[1882-1953] Son of Job Riley.

Born 14th October 1882.

He was a joiner.

In 1908, he married Estella Hanson [1884-1951] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1910]
  2. Arthur Hanson
  3. Lucy [b 1920]

The family lived at 70 Pear Street, Halifax.

Fred died 5th January 1953

Riley, Fred
[1897-1917] Son of Henry Riley.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton piecer [1911].

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

He was killed in action at Beaumont Hamel [16th February 1917].

He was buried at the Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Auchonvillers [II J 16], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Riley, Frederick
[1851-1894] Son of Jeremiah Riley.

Born in Norland.

He was a woolsorter [1871] / innkeeper at the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1881, 1887] (he took over after the death of his parents) / a clerk [1891].

On 11th January 1872, he married Amanda, daughter of Henry Crossley, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Tom [1873-1897] who was a labourer [1891]
  2. Emma [b 1874] who was a worsted rover [1891]

The family lived at 17 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Riley, Frederick William
[1875-1922] Son of John Henry Riley

In 1903, he produced a sweet made of individual pieces of toffee wrapped in icing sugar. In 1905, he was at 14 Raglan Street, Halifax.

He went into partnership with his brother, John Herbert, to establish the confectionery business Riley's Toffees.

In 1894, he married Marguerite Adeline Roper.

Children:

  1. James A. [b 1894]
  2. Mabel [b 1898]
  3. Edith [b 1902]

Riley, George
[1713-1784] Of Slitheroe.

On 12th April 1735, he married Mary Wheelwright at Elland Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of John Wheelwright
 

Children:

  1. John

George died 15th November 1784 (aged 71).

Mary died 26th June 1791 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden and their gravestone is fixed to the tomb of Harry Maslen there

Riley, George
[1844-1921] Son of James Riley.

He was a lithographic printer.

He married Grace, daughter of Mr Greenwood.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Edith [1876-1968] who married Herbert Lees
  3. Edwin [b 1878]
  4. George [b 1884]

Riley, George
[1854-1929] Son of James Riley.

Born in Halifax [September 1854].

He became a clogger at Halifax. By 1911, he was a clogger dealer. He had business at the corner of New Bank and Charlestown Road [1916].

In 1873, he married Mary Alice Carter [1855-1929].


Mary Alice came from Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1873]
  2. Fanny [b 1875]
  3. Susey [1877-1951] who married John Pearson
  4. Amy [b 1883] who married [1917] Frank Armitage
  5. Emily [b 1884] who married [1908] William Armitage
  6. Herbert
  7. John Richard
  8. Lucy [1898-1972] who married [1920] Harold Walker

The family lived at 12 Berry's Court, Halifax [1881], Brearley Hill, Halifax [1891], and 8 Middle Terrace Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Riley, George Marvell
[1862-1938] MA, LLM.

Son of James Turner Riley.

Born in Halifax.

Halifax solicitor.

He qualified in August 1887 He practised at Post Office Chambers, Halifax [1915] and 6 Harrison Road, Halifax [1934]

In 1885, he published an essay – The Law of Libel and the Theory of Privilege – which had won First Prize in the Halifax Law Students' Society.

In June 1892, he married Annie Whitaker in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Muriel Marvell [b 1894]
  2. Eileen Marvell [b 1894]

The family lived at West Leigh, Halifax [1891, 1911].

See James Learoyd and Samuel Lumb

Riley, George William
[1887-1917] Son of Ann & Henry Riley of 8 George Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 12th December 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [4]

Riley, Gibson
[1862-1945] Son of Jeremiah Riley.

Born in Sowerby [9th October 1862].

He was an iron moulder [1911].

In 1890, he married Harriet Ann Nussey.


Harriet Ann was the daughter of Jim Nussey
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1891]
  2. George Arthur [b 1892] who was an apprentice iron fitter [1911]

The family lived at 28 Maude Buildings, Scarr Head, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Living with them in 1911 were his father Jeremiah and brother-in-law Arthur Nussey.

Gibson died in Hebden [23rd January 1945]

Riley, Gillingham
[17??-17??] Aka Gill. Watchmaker and clockmaker at Ripponden [?] and Todmorden [1822]

Riley, Godfrey Alan
[1944-1998] He ran a newagent's shop at the corner of Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge and Station Road

Riley, Hamlet
[1851-1922] LlB, JP.

Son of James Riley.

Born 29th January 1851.

He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge.

On 25th April 1878, he married Annie Lewthwaite from Broadgate, Cumberland.

He became Deputy Lieutenant of Cumberland.

He lived at Brearley House, Midgley

Riley, Harold Greenwood
[1896-1969] Son of Rowland Ernest Riley.

Born in Halifax [8th October 1896].

He was an accountant [1917].

On 25th July 1929, he married Mabel Broadbent [1900-1970] from Halifax, in Halifax

They had no children.

During World War I, he served in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He received the Victory Medal.

After his discharged from the service, he joined the family business – Rowland E. Riley & Sons.

He died in Halifax [1969]

Riley, Harry
[17??-18??] He and John Marshall were in a partnership as cotton spinners at Land Mill, Stansfield until 1808

Riley, Harry
[1870-1930] Son of Job Riley.

He was a clog maker [1897].

On 15th February 1897, he married widow Martha Ann Gwynne [1871-1936] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

They had no children

Riley, Harry E.
[18??-19??] Solicitor at 5 Fountain Street, Halifax [1934].

He qualified in April 1892

Riley, Harry S.
[1892-1917] Son of Mitchell Riley.

He lived at 14 Alexander Street, Halifax.

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

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Riley, Henry
[1782-1818] Elder son of John Riley.

Born 2nd November 1782.

He was a cotton manufacturer.

He was declared bankrupt [10th October 1809].

On 12th May 1801, he married Grace Ashworth at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1802]
  2. Betty [b 1803]
  3. John [b 1805]
  4. Salley [b 1807]
  5. Ann?? [1808-1824]
  6. William [b 1809]
  7. Susannah [b 1810]
  8. Jane [b 1812]
  9. Esther [1814-1828]
  10. James [1816-1824]
  11. Grace [b 1818]

The children were baptised at Ebenezer Chapel, Hebden Bridge.

Henry was murdered [2nd October 1818].

His epitaph at Ebenezer Chapel, Hebden Bridge says that

his short existence was marked with continued misfortune, and because he became poor, was cruelly murdered


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the unfortunate man, or his murder?

 

Riley, Henry
[18??-18??] Champion Murgatroyd, the miller at Brearley Corn Mill, had suffered several thefts of sacks of flour. To solve the problem, he placed marked pieces of paper in the flour. The culprits were caught when flour in their possession was sieved. In 1834, John Mitchell, William Mitchell and Abraham Akroyd were charged with stealing 20 lbs of wheat from Champion Murgatroyd. Riley was charged with receiving the stolen wheat. All the men were transported to the West Indies for 7 years

Riley, Henry
[1859-1941] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton turner [1884].

In 1884, he married Caroline Furness [1862-1947] in Halifax.


Caroline was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Furness [1885-1970] who was a railway porter [1911]
  2. Annie [b 1889]
  3. Gertrude [b 1891] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  4. Gladstone [1894-1973] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  5. Fred
  6. Ernest [1899-1974]

The children were born in Sowerby/Greetland.

The family lived at

  • 9 Oxford Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 64 Gratrix Lane, Sowerby [1901]
  • 26 Burnley Road, Sowerby [1911]

Riley, Henry
[1861-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a surveyor / a civil engineer [1891, 1901] / a civil engineer (sewerage) urban district council [1911].

On 31st December 1885, he married Martha, daughter of Samuel Gledhill, at Elland Parish Church.


No father was given for Henry on the marriage record
 

Children:

  1. Harold Norman Victor [b 1888] who was a civil engineering contractor's assistant [1911]
  2. Gladys Dorothy [b 1890] who was a milliner [1911]
  3. Marjorie Eveline V [b 1894]
  4. Kathleen P [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • 35 Oxford Terrace, Halifax [1890, 1891]
  • Burslem, Staffordshire [1901]
  • Glamorgan, Wales [1911]

Samuel Gledhill went to live with the family [1890]

Riley, Henry John
[1869-1934] Son of Jubal Riley.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [11th July 1869].

He was a tailor / a clothier's assistant [1891] / a clothier [1892, 1901, 1905, 1911]

He joined the family business, J. Riley & Sons.

After the business dissolved on 1st February 1898, he and his brothers – Rowland Ernest and Louis Edgar - continued in business together.

On 6th August 1915, the 3 brothers dissolved the business by mutual consent.

On 29th February 1892, he married Grace Emma Whitaker [1868-1943] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Grace was born in Halifax, the daughter of Joshua Whitaker, a dyer
 

Children:

  1. Dora Louise [1892-1974] who married Frank Ernest Turner
  2. Reginald Jubal
  3. Henry Raymond
  4. Eric Leslie [1905-1919]

The family lived at

  • 35 Woolshops [1871, 1881, 1891, 1892, 1897, 1905]
  • 35 & 37 Woolshops [1901]
  • Fairfield House, Ovenden [1911]
  • 126 Skircoat Road, Halifax [1934]

Henry died at 35 Woolshops [6th July 1934].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £948.

Grace Emma died 27th April 1943.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £2,461 9/1d. Her will was proved in Llandudno by her children Reginald Jubal and Dora Louise.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [Grave 1064/NG]

Riley, Henry Raymond
[1900-1997] Son of Henry John Riley.

He became a tailor. He joined the family business, J. Riley & Sons

Riley, Herbert
[1890-1918] Son of George Riley.

He was a basket maker.

He lived at Back Clough, Northowram.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France / Flanders [1st September 1918].

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [28th September 1918].

He was buried at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery [XVIII B 5].

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

His brother-in-law Edgar Bottomley also died in the War

Riley, Herbert Edwin
[1880-19??] Son of John Riley.

He became a pharmacist. He moved from Halifax to Warwickshire

Riley, Herbert Lawson
[1899-1914] Son of John Herbert Riley.

Born in Ireland.

He lived at Ewood Hall, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, served as a Midshipman with the Royal Navy.

aboard HMS Aboukir.

He was lost when his ship was torpedoed by a U9 submarine and sank in the North Sea [22nd September 1914].

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial [1], on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £96.

Administration was granted to his father

Riley, Herbert Lewis
[1897-1918] Son of James Riley.

He was a member of St Augustine's Church, Pellon & Sunday School / a doffer [1911] / employed by Clayton, Murgatroyd & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded [April 1917], and gassed [25th April 1918].

He died in hospital in Kent [4th November 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [6] on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon

Riley, J. A.
[18??-1???] Of Halifax. Recorded in June 1879, when he was Grand Master of the Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows

Riley, Jack
[18??-19??] Rugby player. He played for Halifax [1895-1907], for Yorkshire, and gained a cap for England [1904].

He was landlord of the Chatburn & Jennings, Luddendenfoot [1904]

Riley, James
[1???-1862] A member of Halifax Town Council [1855-1856].

He died 29th September 1862

Riley, James
[16??-17??] Brother of Joseph Riley. In his will of 1723, he left a tenement called High Moor, Soyland to his brother, such that an annual sum of 20/- from the rents of the property be distributed amongst 7 poor widows and widowers of Soyland on the 2nd of February every year

Riley, James
[17??-18??] Fustian, dimity, jean and jeanette manufacturer at Hawksclough Mill, Hebden Royd [1825]

Riley, James
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Black Swan, Halifax between 1822 and 1837.

He married Elizabeth [1790-1835].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who married [16th November 1832] dyer George Bates Ripley

Riley, James
[1717-1789] Of Bradshaw Row, Ovenden.

After hearing John Wesley preach at Halifax in 1748, he was inspired to join the church and attended Rev William Grimshaw's services at Haworth.

In 1772, a group of worshippers, attending services at Riley's house at Bradshaw, decided to build a chapel – Mount Zion Methodist Chapel.

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden with his nephew Timothy Akroyd

Riley, James
[1785-1853] Of Shay Lane, Ovenden.

He married Hannah [1774-1853].

Children:

  1. John

Riley, James
[1800-1862] In 1827, he married Hannah Bilton in York.

Children:

  1. William [1828-1829]
  2. Thomas [1831-1904]
  3. Annie [b 1833]
  4. William Bilton [1835-1900]
  5. James
  6. George

Riley, James
[18??-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a painter & paperhanger [1901].

In [Q3] 1889, he married Mary Jones? [1865-19??] in Bradford.


Mary was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1891] who was a winder [1911]
  2. Edwin Ely [b 1892]
  3. Annie [b 1895] who was a spinner [1911]
  4. Herbert Lewis
  5. Clement [b 1900]
  6. Edith [b 1902]
  7. Wilfred [b 1906]

The family lived at 12 Crampton Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]. James was dead by 1911

Riley, James
[1811-1862] Son of John Riley.

He was an Alderman of Halifax.

He travelled the world in the 1840s and 1850s, a merchant selling woollen goods, and was said to be

one of the most travelled men of his time

In 1862, he opened India Buildings, Halifax.

He married Sarah Crossley

Children:

  1. Charles Crossley [1846-1867]
  2. John
  3. Hamlet

The family lived at Brearley House, Midgley [1861].

James died Belsfield, Windermere [29th September 1862].

His brother John died 3 weeks later in London Probate records show effects valued at under £40,000.

The will was proved by Joshua Appleyard

Riley, James
[1819-1888] Son of Job Riley.

Born in Ovenden.

He became a clog and patten maker at Northowram.

In November 1852, he was declared insolvent.

He married Mary [b 1819].

On 31st December 1839, he married Mary Norminton [1818-1890] from Northowram, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Job
  2. Elizabeth [b 1844]
  3. Nancy [1845-1918] who married James Blade
  4. John [b 1846]
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1850]
  6. Lucy / Susey [1852-1875] who married John Lockwood
  7. George
  8. Albert
  9. Mary [b 1859]

The children were born in Northowram.

The family lived at New Bank Street, Northowram [1861, 1871].

James died in Halifax [2nd April 1888].

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Riley, James
[1840-1910] Son of James Riley.

He was an iron and steel manufacturer. He became one of the leading engineers of the 19th century. He was awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal for his development of mild steel manufacture. He was Vice President of the Iron & Steel Institute

Riley, James
[1863-1949] Son of Job Riley.

He was a worsted yarn twister [1884].

In 1884, he married Elizabeth Sutcliffe [1865-1917] from Northowram, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1885]

Riley, James
[1867-1908] Son of George Riley.

He married Mary Jones [1864-1948] from Bradford.

Children:

  1. Grace [b 1890]
  2. Edwin Eli
  3. Annie [1895-1922] who died of TB
  4. Herbert Lewis [1897-1918] who was killed in action in France
  5. Clement [1900-1903]
  6. Edith [1901-1934] who married Arnold Bates and died of TB
  7. Wilfred [1905-1994]

The family lived at 12 Crampton Street, Halifax [1908].

He died in March 1908, shortly before his eldest son, Eddy, was killed on 10th October 1908. Mary lived a further 40 years

Riley, James A.
[18??-19??] He was Manager of the Halifax branch of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank [1885], and the first Manager of the Halifax branch of the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire Limited [1894]

Riley, James Arthur
[1860-1913] Born in Norfolk.

He was a gun dealer [1911] / a gun & fishing tackle dealer [1913]

In [Q3] 1882, he married Mary Helen Peel [1858-19??].


Mary Helen came from Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. Gladys [b 1888] who was an assistant teacher [1911]

The family lived at 3 Trinity Place, Halifax [1911].

He died 10th October 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £333 6/9d. Probate was granted to his widow Mary Helen

Riley, James Trevor
[1894-1916] Son of Matthew Riley.

He was educated at Hunstanton & Oundle / an expert swimmer / a playing member of Huddersfield Old Boys' Rugby Club / in business with his father / a noted golfer, winning golfing prizes in Ramsay, Harrogate & Halifax / a regular soldier.

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

He went to France [April 1916]. He was twice wounded.

He was killed in action while leading his men into action in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden

Riley, James Turner
[1836-1912] JP.

Born in Ovenden.

He was grocer & tea dealer employing 2 men & 1 boy [1861] / a grocer [1871] / a retired grocer [1881] / a director of John Marsh & Company Limited [1897] / a director of the Halifax Cocoa House Company.

He was a dog-breeder.


In 1863, he exhibited at the Paris International Dog Show, and his retrievers gained the first and second prizes.

In March 1863, Napoleon III ordered two black, curly-coated retriever pups from Mr Riley for delivery to the Tuileries in Paris.

In July 1863, he won prizes with his dogs at an exhibition in Hamburg: Royal took 1st prize, plus //5 for best dog in the sporting class; In the bitch class, Bess won 1st prize, Nell won 2nd, and June 3rd

 

In [Q1] 1859, he married Emma Marvell [1840-1???] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young
  2. child who died young
  3. Matthew
  4. George Marvell
  5. William Rawnsley

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] was cousin Franklin Clayton [b  1855] (grocer's apprentice) from Lepton, Huddersfield.

James died 28th October 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £41,651 1/1d. Probate was granted to sons Matthew, George Marvell & William Rawnsley

Riley, Jeremiah
[1821-1873] Born in Norland.

He was a cordwainer [1841] / a master shoe maker [1851] / licensed victualler at the Stirk Bridge Inn, Norland [1861, 1871].

On 10th November 1845, he married Ann Simpson [1820-1876], born in Norland, at Elland Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1847]
  2. George [1849-1851]
  3. Frederick
  4. Emma [1855-1929]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] were lodgers Joseph Gaunt [aged 20] (shoemaker from Bramley) and Joseph David [aged 37] (shoemaker from Cheshire).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000. The will was proved by his widow Ann, Jonas Atkinson and Benjamin Thwaite.

After Jeremiah's death, Ann took over at the Stirk Bridge Inn [1874].

After Ann's death, son Frederick took over at the Stirk Bridge Inn [1881, 1887]

Riley, Jeremiah
[1836-1912] Illegitimate son of Hannah Riley.

Born in Sowerby [4th Nov 1836].

He was a retired loom tuner [1911].

On 25th December 1859, he married Mary Broadbent [1832-1905] from Cragg Vale, in Sowerby

Children:

  1. Gibson
  2. George Henry 1867

In 1911, he was living with son Gibson and his family

Jeremiah and Mary died in Sowerby

Riley, Joah
[18??-1???]

In [Q4] 1858, he (possibly) married Mary Mallinson in Halifax.


Mary was the
John Clayton Mallinson
 

Children:

  1. Ben

Riley, Job
[1794-1867] Son of Ann & James Riley.

Born in Northowram [9th May 1794].

He was a warper.

On 8th September 1813, he married Sarah Booth [1776-1849] from Northowram, in Northowram.

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at 3 New Bank Street, Halifax [1841, 1851]

Riley, Job
[1841-1899] Son of James Riley.

Born in Northowram [21st June 1841].

He was a clog maker [1860].

In 1860, he married Elizabeth Smith [1836-1916] from Leeds, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Tom
  2. James
  3. Ann [1865-1929] who married John Thomas Livesey
  4. Sarah [1868-1955] who married Fred Smith
  5. Harry
  6. Mary Emma [1873-1938] who married George Dews
  7. Joe
  8. Elizabeth [b 1878] who married [19th December 1903] James Percival Whitehead [1878-1966]
  9. Fred

Job died in Northowram [29th June 1899]

Riley, Joe
[1876-19??] Son of Job Riley.

He was a clog maker [1898].

On 10th September 1898, he married Eliza Jane Netherwood [1876-1955] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James Maurice [1899-1973] who married Phyllis Winifred Ayrton [16th October 1920]
  2. Dora [1900-1984] who married Stanley Jarratt [26th November 1921]
  3. Gladys Mary [1905-1990] who married Arnold Washington [5th August 1929]
  4. Jessie [1911-1993] who married Harold Barrett [21st July 1934]
  5. Winifred [b 1915]

Riley, Joe
[1894-1916] Born in Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [3rd September 1916].

He was buried at the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval [I E 26].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden

Riley, Joe
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1910]. He won caps for England and for Great Britain while at Halifax

Riley, John
[1???-1???] Nephew of George Whiteley.

He took over his uncle's business, G. S. Whiteley & Company at Ogden Lane Forge and passed it on to his son, Clifford.

See Riley link

Riley, John
[1???-16??] He was Deputy Constable of Sowerby [1661-2]

Riley, John
[1???-18??] He was active in the early years of Brearley Baptist Church. He was the prime mover when the new church was built in 1875

Riley, John
[1???-1884] A member of Halifax Town Council [1861-1865].

He died 21st August 1884

Riley, John
[15??-16??] Of Clough.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah who married George Ramsden

Riley, John
[17??-18??] Of Souter House, Wadsworth.

On 25th December 1780, he married Sally Riley at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. John

Riley, John
[1736-1814] Son of Mary née Wheelwright and George Riley.

The rules of the family's Wheelwright Charity specified that one of the trustees of the charity who succeeded Wheelwright should be his male heir, or, at least, someone with the surname Wheelwright. This was resolved in the 1750s, when John Wheelwright and George Riley petitioned the House of Lords to change John Riley's name to John Wheelwright to succeed his grandfather as a trustee of the Charity

Riley, John
[1785-1852] He was clerk of Coley Church for 15 years.

He died [25th February 1852].

A memorial plate was installed in the Church by subscription

Riley, John
[1786-1856] JP.

Son of John Riley.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a worsted manufacturer and merchant with a warehouse at Square, Halifax [1841], a Magistrate for West Riding County of York [May 1851], and a merchant & manufacturer of stuff [1851]

He ran a coach service between Halifax & Hebden Bridge before bringing the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway into the valley. He became a railway pioneer – making his fortune by investing in the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway – before becoming a ship owner, exporting corn to the United States.

At the time of his death, he was acting Director of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and senior partner in the firm of John Riley & Son, Merchants.

In 1805, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Hargreaves [1784-1860].


Elizabeth came from Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Thomas
  3. John
  4. Mary [1823-1903]
  5. Hannah [1826-1872] who married Daniel J. Crossley

The family lived at Hawksclough, Erringden [1841]. He built Brearley House, Hebden Bridge [1841]. The family were living there in 1851.

John died at Brearley House [1856].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £120,000.

The Riley family were devout Christians and were important Methodists in the area. An upstairs room at Brearley House was used as the family chapel. The family later built a small chapel in Brearley which lay below the house. This became too small and was converted to a house, and a larger chapel was built

which can still be seen today on the other side of the river beyond the school playing fields


Question: Can anyone identify the 2 chapels which are mentioned here?

 

Riley, John
[1800-18??] Born in Northowram.

He was a fancy weaver [1851].

He married Grace [1799-18??], born in Southowram.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1829-1906] who married John Stansfield
  2. Mary [b 1833] who was a netter(?) of shawls [1851]
  3. Emma [1840, 1851]

In 1851, all the family were living with daughter Sarah Ann and her husband John Stansfield

Riley, John
[18??-18??] Son of James Riley.

He was landlord of the Union Cross, Halifax [1842, 1864].

He married (1) Frances [1811-1853].

Children:

  1. daughter
  2. Martha Jane [d 1854]
  3. John [1840-1855]
  4. son

On 14th February 1855, he married (2) Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Isaac Haley, at Heywood Chapel

Riley, John
[1804-1843] Son of Joshua Riley.

After his father's death, he took over as landlord of the Whitehall Inn, Hipperholme [1834-1843]

Riley, John
[1820-1862] Son of John Riley.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He was a barrister in practice [1861] and a barrister at law [1862]

In 1857, he married Mary Laurie in London. Mary was born at Harley Street, London.

Children:

  1. John Athelstan Laurie

The family lived at Carlisle Parade, Hastings [1861].

He died at Leinster Gardens, London [20th October 1862], 3 weeks after this brother James had died in Windermere. Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £80,000.

The will was proved by John Henry Patteson of Temple, London, Henry Sargant of Regent's Park, London, George Chance of Temple, London, and James Pearson Sutcliffe of Hebden Bridge

Riley, John
[1848-1899] JP, DL.

Son of James Riley.

Of Brearley House, Midgley.

He had property in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

He became Deputy Lieutenant & High Sheriff of Herefordshire

Riley, John
[1851-1904] Son of Samuel Riley.

Born in Hipperholme.

Around 1875, he set up business as an art decorator, decorative painter and paper hanger in Gibbet Street, Halifax.

In 1889, he moved to 28+30 Broad Street, Halifax in premises opposite Halifax Town Hall.

He married Sarah Annie Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Burtonshaw.

Children:

  1. Lewis John
  2. Herbert Edwin

He died at 30 Broad Street, Halifax. His son, John, continued the family business before moving to Southport.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Riley, John
[1874-19??] Aka Jack.

He was a Halifax rugby player / landlord of the Bowling Green, Halifax [1905, 1911]

In 1902, he (possibly) married Annie Sunderland [1875-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John [b 1903]
  2. Margaret [b 1903]
  3. Annie [b 1906]

Riley, John Athelstan Laurie
[1858-1945] Son of John Riley.

Born at Leinster Gardens, London.

He was a high churchman, a controversialist, a member of the London School Board, and a hymn writer whose works included

Ye Watchers and Ye holy Ones

He bought a large estate on Jersey becoming Seigneur de la Trinité.

In 1887, he married Andalusia Louisa Charlotte Georgina


Andalusia Louisa Charlotte Georgina was the eldest daughter of the 8th Viscount Molesworth
 

Riley, John E.
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Riley, John Henry
[1848-1???] Son of Abraham Riley.

In 1872, he married Ellen Bates in Halifax. Children:

  1. Frederick William
  2. John Herbert

Riley, John Henry
[1850-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1891].

In [Q2] 1872, he married Sarah Hannah Pennington [1852-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Lilly [b 1873] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  2. Tom Edward [b 1876] who was a doffer (cotton spinner) [1891]
  3. Florence [b 1878] who was a mill hand (cotton spinner) [1891]

The family lived at Dungeon Street, Halifax [1891]

Riley, John Henry
[1861-1916] Of Carlton Place, Halifax.

When he died on 16th December 1916, at the age of 55, he was described as

the oldest woolstapler in Halifax

Riley, John Herbert
[1862-1947] Son of Thomas Riley.

Born 25th April 1862.

He was educated at Clare College Cambridge [1879].

He married Edith Lawson [1875-19??].


Edith was the daughter of Sir John Lawson of Brough Hall, Catterick
 

Children:

  1. Eileen Edith [b 1897]
  2. Herbert
  3. Rowena [b 1905]

The family lived at

He died 10th April 1947.

He was buried at Bracewell, Skipton-in-Craven.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £65,583 13/1d.

The will was proved by William Howard Lawson (company director), and George Geoffrey Collins (solicitor) 

Riley, John Herbert
[1877-1953] Son of John Henry Riley

He and his brother, Fred Riley, established Riley's Toffees.

In 1902, he married Annie Sunderland.

Children:

  1. Jessie [b 1906]

Riley, John Richard
[1892-1950] Son of George Riley.

Born in Halifax.

On 9th August 1923, he married Emma Naylor [1893-1949] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Selwyn N [1926-1930]
  2. Edward M [1928-1929]

Riley, Jonas
[1808-1863] Son of Joshua Riley.

Blacksmith at the Whitehall Inn, Hipperholme [1841], where his brother, John, was landlord.

Landlord of the White Horse Inn, Hipperholme [1845]

Riley, Joseph
[17??-17??] Of Kirkcliffe, Soyland.

Brother of James Riley

Riley, Joseph
[1818-18??] In July 1837, he, Jabez Priestley and Eli Priestley were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of George Howarth of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, and stealing a pistol and other articles. The 2 Priestleys were old offenders and were each sentenced to 3 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour followed by transportation for 10 years. Riley was sentenced 14 calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour

Riley, Joseph
[1826-18??] He was landlord of the Old Dumb Mill, Hipperholme [1881].

He married Marian [1831-1???].

Joseph was dead by [1891].

After his death, Marian took over at the Old Dumb Mill [1891]

Riley, Joseph
[1830-189?] He was a grocer [1884].

In [Q2] 1863, he married Caroline Maude in Halifax.


Caroline was the daughter of
Isaac Maude
 

They lived at Stainland Road, West Vale [1884]

Riley, Joseph
[1835-1914] Born in Soyland.

On 23rd February 1861, he married Patience Mason in Halifax.


Patience was the daughter of
Ellis Mason
 

Children:

  1. Jane Ellen [b 1863]
  2. Henry [b 1865]
  3. John Edward [b 1869]
  4. Joe [b 1872]
  5. Mason [1874] who died in infancy

The children were all born Soyland

Riley, Joshua
[17??-17??] A tailor.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joshua

Riley, Joshua
[1742-1812] Son of Joshua Riley.

Like his father, he became a tailor.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joshua

Riley, Joshua
[1770-1834] Son of Joshua Riley.

He was a taylor in Shelf [1795, 1799] / landlord of the Whitehall Inn, Hipperholme [1802-1834] / landlord of the White Swan Inn, Hipperholme [1829]

In 1795, he married Elizabeth Asquith.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Jubal
  3. John
  4. Jonas

After his death, his son, John took over as landlord of the Whitehall Inn

Riley, Joshua
[1829-1876] He was landlord at the Queen Hotel, Ripponden [1864].

In 1855, he married Emma, daughter of John Bradley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Henry [b 1860]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1862]
  3. Emily J [b 1865]

In 1861, Emma and John Henry were living with Emma's sister Hannah Maria at the Queen Hotel, Ripponden, where the ladies were waiters.

In 1871, Emma was running a pub in Ardwick, Manchester.

In 1881, Emma was running an Hotel in Market Ward of Halifax, and daughters Elizabeth and Emily were with her.


Question: Does anyone know which hotel this may have been? The Crown Hotel?

 

In 1884, Emma married Milford Fearnley

Riley, Jubal
[1802-1881] Son of Joshua Riley.

Baptized at Halifax Parish Church [9th May 1802].

He was landlord of the Causeway Foot, Ogden [1826, 1841].

At the West Riding Spring Assizes [3rd April 1854], a Jubal Riley was charged with

larceny by a servant

and sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment.


Question: Does anyone know whether the felon was this Jubal Riley or Jubal Riley?

 

Riley, Jubal
[1833-1892] Son of Samuel Riley.

Baptised 12th May 1833.

He was a tailor apprentice [1851] / a tailor and woollen draper [1858]

At the West Riding Spring Assizes [3rd April 1854], a Jubal Riley was charged with

larceny by a servant

and sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment.


Question: Does anyone know whether the felon was this Jubal Riley or Jubal Riley?

 

He was declared bankrupt [25th February 1858].

In July 1862, Jubal was charged with receiving

cloth in a cut and unmade up state

which he had bought from James Ryan, a journeyman tailor, who had embezzled the cloth from his employer Henry Blakeley, clothier. In August 1862, Jubal and Ryan were found not guilty.

By 1871, he had established a business at 35 Woolshops in Halifax and later expanded to 35-37 Woolshops. At some time his four sons – Charles, Henry, Rowland, Louis – joined the firm, which became known as J. Riley & Sons.

On 14th June 1863, two boys were baptised at Coley Church:

  1. John [b 1860]
  2. Ernest

Their parents were named as Jubal and Susannah Riley of Northowram. On the baptism record, Jubal's name and occupation (Tailor) were crossed out and Spinster added for Susannah. Ernest later gave his father's name as Jubal Riley, a tailor.

On 28th April 1863, he married Sarah Elizabeth Edwards in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of John Edwards
 

Children:

  1. Clara Ellen [1864-1924] who married Arnold Haigh
  2. Charles Edwards
  3. Herold / Harold Edwards [1867-1868]
  4. Henry John
  5. Rowland Ernest
  6. George William [1874-1875]
  7. Jessie Louise [1876-1877]
  8. Louis Edgar
  9. Lilian Blanche [b 1880] who married [1904] John Grayson Haworth of Beith, Scotland

In 1871, John and Ernest were living with William Robinson

Jubal died 20th April 1892.

Sarah died 2nd May 1898

Jubal was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [25th April 1892].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,482 11/10d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Elizabeth

Riley, Katharine de
[13??-143?] Daughter of Margaret and William de Riley.

She married John de Leventhorpe [13??-1433].

Children:

  1. William

See William de Thornhill

Riley, Lewis
[1897-1916] Son of Samuel Riley.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of St Peter's Church, Sowerby / a member of St Paul's Church, King Cross / an apprentice to book binding [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914] (aged 16), and served as a Private with B Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was shot in the head at Ypres, and recovered.

He received a shrapnel wound in the thigh at the Battle of the Somme. Septic poisoning set in.

He died of wounds in the Military Hospital, Frensham Hill, Farnham, Surrey [11th November 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [415].

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

He is (possibly) remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Riley, Lewis John
[1872-1939] Son of John Riley.

He joined, and then took on, his father's decorating business.

After his father's death in 1904, he moved his family and the business to Southport

Riley, Louis Edgar
[1872-1954] Named Lewis on his baptism record [17th November 1872], but named Louis in all subsequent records.

Son of Jubal Riley

He was a clothier's assistant [1891] / a clothier and shopkeeper [1901] / a clothier (employer) [1911]

He joined the family business, J. Riley & Sons.

After the business dissolved [1st February 1898], he and his brothers – Henry John and Rowland Ernest - continued in business together.

On 6th August 1915, the 3 brothers dissolved the business by mutual consent.

On 1st December 1895, he married Gertrude Nettleship at St Jude's Church, Halifax.


Gertrude was the daughter of William Nettleship
 

Children:

  1. Audrey Beatrix [b 1901]
  2. Louis Kenneth [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 35 Woolshops [1881, 1891]
  • 3 Daisy Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 19 Hyde Park Gardens, Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax [1911]
  • The Bungalow, Hill Lane, Warley [1954]

Louis died at The Bungalow, Warley [4th May 1954].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,691 7/6d

Riley, Mark
[1867-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a cloth weaver [1911].

On 12th December 1886, he married Sarah Hainsworth at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of
Edwin Hainsworth
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Annie [b 1888] who was a cheese winder [1911]
  3. Lily [b 1891] who was a cheese winder [1911]
  4. Ethel [b 1894] who was a cheese winder [1911]
  5. Samuel Edwin

The family lived at

  • 22 Penuel Place, Siddal [1911]
  • 21 Gladstone Terrace, Elland Lane, Elland [1916]

Sarah died in 1919

Riley, Matthew
[1861-1???] Son of James Turner Riley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool merchant [1881] / a wool merchant (employer) [1901, 1911] / a wool merchant [1912].

He established Matthew Riley & Company.

In [Q1] 1889, he married Lucy Lumb [1865-19??] in Marylebone, London.


Lucy was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. George Leslie [b 1893] who was a student [1911]
  2. James Trevor
  3. Enid Josephine [b 1897] who was a boarder at Highmoor School, Harrogate [1911]
  4. Sybil Maud [b 1899] who was a boarder at Highmoor School, Harrogate

The family lived at

  • Elleslie Villa, Savile Park Road, Halifax [1901]
  • Oakleigh, Halifax [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was visitor Mrs Alice Common 47 from Lincolnshire

Riley, Mitchell
[18??-1???]

In [Q2] 1885, he married Mary Ann Turner [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harry

The family lived at 14 Alexander Street, Claremount, Halifax

Riley, Mitchell
[1842-1915] Of Shaw Royd Cottage, Halifax.

He died 30th September 1915 (aged 73).

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [2nd October 1915]

Riley, Norman
[1898-1917] Son of Mr & Mrs Riley of 50 South Lane, Elland.

Born in Kexby.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and served as a Lance Corporal with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 14th May 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard [B 423].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Riley, Reginald Jubal
[1897-1962] Son of Henry John Riley.

He became a tailor. He joined the family business, J. Riley & Sons

Riley, Rowland Ernest
[1870-1950] Son of Jubal Riley.

Baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [29th January 1871].

He was a tailor / a clothier's assistant [1891] / a clothier and shopkeeper [1901] / a clothier (employer) [1911].

He joined the family business, J. Riley & Sons.

After the business dissolved on 1st February 1898, he and his brothers – Henry John and Louis Edgar - continued in business together.

On 6th August 1915, the 3 brothers dissolved the business by mutual consent.

Rowland then established Rowland E. Riley & Sons with his sons Harold and Donald,

In 1895, he married Sarah Elizabeth Greenwood at St Jude's Church, Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harold Greenwood
  2. Donald Ernest

The family lived at

  • 35 Woolshops, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891]
  • 43 Lea Mount Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 19 Hyde Park Gardens [1904]
  • Church Lane, Lee Mount [1905]
  • 20 Belvoir Gardens, Skircoat Green [1911]
  • 3 Milton Terrace, Halifax [1950]

Sarah Elizabeth died at 20 Belvoir Gardens, [10th May 1917]

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £455.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Sarah Elizabeth [] (aged 1917); Rowland [29th September 1950] [Grave 580]

Riley, Samuel
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Jail Lane, Halifax

Riley, Samuel
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Luddenden Mills [18??]

Riley, Samuel
[17??-18??] Dealer, chapman and cotton spinner at Soyland Mill [1802, 1805].

In March 1804, he was declared bankrupt

Riley, Samuel
[1799-1866] Son of Joshua Riley.

He became a farmer in Southowram. He was at Sunny Bank Farm, Southowram [1863].

He married Ellen Fawcett [1809-1874] from Hightown, Birstall.

Children:

  1. Nathan [b 1830]
  2. Jubal
  3. Alfred [b 1835]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  5. Simeon [b 1839]
  6. David [b 1844]
  7. Susannah / Ann [b 1847] who married James Holmes
  8. John

The family lived at

  • White Hall, Hipperholme [1841]
  • Bramley Lane, Lightcliffe [1851]

Riley, Samuel
[18??-1868] Born in Barkisland.

He was a spinner [1867].

On 19th May 1867, he married Susey Hollas.


Susey was the daughter of
Francis Hollas
 

Samuel died one year after they had married.

He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [20th May 1868]

Riley, Samuel
[1862-1912] Son of Samuel Riley, mason.

Born in Halifax.

He was a blacksmith of New Pellon, Ovenden [1886] / a blacksmith [1891, 1901] / a carpet wire maker [1911].

In [Q4] 1886, he married Agnes Wood [1864-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.


Agnes, of Horton Street, Halifax, was born in Hoyland Nether, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Wood, contractor
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. a cotton cheese winder [1911]
  3. Robert [b 1892] who was a silk dresser [1911]
  4. Harold [b 1894] who was an overlooker silk [1911]
  5. Lewis
  6. Bertram W [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 33 Manor Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 57 Old Earth, Elland [1901]
  • 16 Vaughan Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 26 St Paul's Road, King Cross, Halifax [1916]

Samuel & Agnes were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Riley, Samuel Edwin
[1895-1916] Son of Mark Riley.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of All Saints' Church, Dudwell / a member of Square Church Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Society / a cotton piecer [1911] / employed in the parcels department of Halifax Corporation Tramways.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died after a short illness [7th May 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at the La Souich Churchyard.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Riley, Thomas
[1???-1???] Had a dyeing business at Spring Field, Greetland.

This was bought by the father of James William Davis [1868], and then by James William Davis

Riley, Thomas
[1813-1887] JP.

Son of John Riley.

He was a worsted stuff manufacturer [1851], Lord of the Manor of Midgley [1861, 1870, 1881], and a Justice of the Peace [1871]

Around 1850, he bought Ewood Hall. He developed the Ewood estate and built several properties along Midgley Road.

On 16th May 1860, he married Esther Fawcett [1824-1916].


Esther, of Greenfield, was the daughter of James Fawcett gentleman
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Fawcett
  2. John Herbert
  3. James Julian Allan [1864-1906]

The family lived at Ewood Hall, Midgley [1861, ... 1901].

He bought Mytholm Hall, Hebden Bridge.

He died at Ewood Hall [30th January 1887].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £64,251 7/2d.

The will was proved by his 3 sons.

John and Esther were buried at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Riley, Thomas
[1875-1917]

He married M. E.

They lived at 88 Northgate, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Army Field Remount Section Army Service Corps.

He died 10th October 1917 (aged 42).

He was buried at the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3 [I K 30]

Riley, Thomas Calverley
[17??-18??] Sowerby Bridge Methodist.

He gave classes at The Delph. He and John Spencer were involved in establishing Gainest Cottage Sunday School.

See Mrs Alice Calverley

Riley, Thomas Fawcett
[1861-1929] Son of Thomas Riley.

Born February 1861.

He was educated at Cambridge University [1881].

He inherited the Manor of Midgley, Midgley Moor, Ewood Hall and adjoining farms. He was part owner of Bracewell Hall estate, Skipton-in-Craven.

He never married

He lived at Richmond, Catterick [1891]

Riley, Thomas H.
[18??-19??] Established Riley & Company. He lived next to his Woodside Stone Sawing Works, Halifax [1905]

Riley, Tom
[1862-1928] Son of Job Riley.

He was a clog maker [1883].

In 1883, he married Susannah Butterworth [1862-1941] from Shelf, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Beatrice [1886-1965] who married [1910] William Norman Stockwell

Riley, Tom
[1868-1931] Son of William Riley.

He was a carter [1888].

On 14th April 1888, he married Mary Ellen Brighouse [1867-1898] in Sowerby.


Mary Ellen was born in Liverpool.

When she married Tom, Mary had a daughter Ada [b  1886].

When Mary died [1898], Ada was adopted by her aunt Mary Ellen

 

Tom died in Wakefield [1931]

Riley, W.
[18??-18??] Beerhouse keeper at Halifax.


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

In February 1866, he was declared bankrupt

Riley, William
[17??-180?] Of Hebden Bridge. Partner in Lawrence Moorhouse & Company

Riley, William
[1826-1???] Around 1880, he succeeded Simeon B. Cordingley, with whom he had worked for 25 years, and became a monumental mason at Monumental Works, Halifax.

In 1892, he took over the business of Quarmby & Mills at Stoney Royd Cemetery and operated this as a branch works.

He produced many of the best examples in the district.

Around 1900, the business was taken over by Abraham Hartley.

He married Sara.

Children:

  1. Harriet who became a carpet sewer
  2. George who became a printer's compositor
  3. Lily who became a milliner
  4. Hannah who became a dressmaker
  5. William who became a designer/artisan

Riley, William
[1827-1875] Born in Soyland.

He was landlord of the Imperial, Sowerby Bridge [1861] and the Brown Cow, Sowerby Bridge [1871, 1875]

On 19th August 1849, he married Hannah Crossley [1829-1890] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [1849-1895] who married Frank Waterhouse

In 1871, William, Hannah, Frank and Harriet Ann were living at the Brown Cow, Sowerby Bridge.

William died at the Brown Cow [1st May 1875].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Probate was granted to his widow Hannah.

After his death, his widow Hannah took over at the Brown Cow [1875-1878].

Then, son-in-law Frank Waterhouse took over at the Brown Cow [1878-1895]

Riley, William
[1833-1878] Born in Soyland.

He was a labourer.

In [Q2] 1855, he married Elizabeth Widdop in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
William Widdop
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1856-1924] who married John William Greenwood
  2. Mary Ellen [1858-1935] who married Joseph Beswick
  3. Martha Ann [1860-1925] who married James Henry Wilson
  4. Hannah [1863-1933] who married Robinson Bentley
  5. Harriet Ann [1865-1905] who married Sam Jessop
  6. Tom
  7. Emily [b 1869]
  8. Wallace [1871-1949]
  9. Jane Elizabeth [b 1876]

The children were all born in Soyland

Riley, William
[1846-1???] Son of William Riley, silk spinner.

He was a mechanic of Ovenden [1868].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 13th January 1868, he married (2) Martha Ann Milne [1842-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha Ann, of Ovenden, was the daughter of John Milne, hawker
 

Riley, William H.
[18??-19??] Shoddy manufacturer at Old Kiln End Mills, Elland.

He lived at 118 Catherine Street, Elland [1905]

Riley, William James
[1849-1???] Stationmaster at Lightcliffe Railway Station [1881]

Riley, William Rawnsley
[1874-19??] Son of James Turner Riley.

Born in Halifax.

Halifax solicitor.

In 1898, he married Ethel Sunderland in Halifax.


Ethel was the daughter of Thomas Wilkinson Sunderland
 

Children:

  1. Emma Elizabeth M. [b 1899?]

The family lived at Saville House, Pickering [1901]

Riley, Willie
[1891-1917] Son of David Riley.

He was an apprentice to warp dressing [1911] / employed by Holdsworth's at Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt when an attack failed and wounded men were left in no-man's land [3rd May 1917] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and at King Cross Cemetery

Riley, Willie
[1898-1918] He was a member of Range Bank Sunday School / a member of the Square Congregational Church, Halifax Boys' Brigade / a driver for Clough & Murgatroyd.

He lived at Lucy Street, New Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action [24th August 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension [I J 2].

He is remembered at Stoney Royd Cemetery, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [26th October 1918]

Riley, Wilson
[1835-1881] Tailor in Todmorden.

He went into partnership with John Hartley. When Riley died, Hartley went into business on his own

 

Riley surname
Another form of the surname is Ryley

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

It has been suggested that the surname may use the element ley and be derived from

a field of rye

There are over 150 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Riley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Riley:


Marriages 1809, 1852, 1861, 1862, 1891, 1894, 1899, 1904, 1907, 1913, 1914, 1942, 1943, 1951; Deaths 1835, 1899, 1906; Death 1913
 




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