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Alexander Walsh [18??-191?]
Arthur Walsh [1898-1918]
Arthur Garfield Walsh [1882-1918]
Charles Walsh [17??-18??]
Edward Walsh [18??-18??]
Edward Walsh [1890-1918]
Edwin Walsh [1891-1916]
George Walsh [1850-1909]
George Edward Walsh [18??-19??]
Harry Walsh [1894-1916]
Henry Walsh [18??-19??]
Ishmael Walsh [1823-1891]
J. Walsh [17??-17??]
Jack Walsh [1896-1918]
James Walsh [17??-1833]
James Walsh [1789-1878]
James Walsh [18??-18??]
James Walsh [1845-1893]
James Walsh [1861-1928]
James Walsh [19??-]
James B. Walsh [1842-1913]
Joe Walsh [1879-1917]
John Walsh [1786-18??]
John Walsh [18??-19??]
John Walsh [18??-19??]
John Walsh [1807-1873]
John Walsh [1813-1870]
John Walsh [1830-1912]
John Walsh [1847-1897]
John Edmund Walsh [1894-1917]
John Edward Walsh [1852-1921]
John William Walsh [1866-1906]
Jonathan Walsh [1741-1823]
Joseph Frederick Walsh [1861-1950]
Mark Walsh [1822-1869]
Mark Walsh [1859-19??]
Peter Walsh [18??-191?]
Richard Walsh [17??-18??]
Robert Walsh [17??-1???]
Robert Walsh [17??-18??]
Robert Selby Walsh [1???-18??]
Rowland Walsh [1879-1918]
Samuel Walsh [17??-18??]
Samuel Walsh [1815-1904]
Stanley Walsh [1937-1???]
T. S. Walsh [18??-18??]
Thomas Walsh [1839-1867]
Thomas Luke Walsh [18??-1???]
Thomas Selby Walsh [1805-1879]
Rev Timothy Walsh [1???-19??]
William Walsh [18??-18??]
William Walsh [1823-1905]
William Arthur Walsh [1882-1916] 

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

During World War I, he served with the Royal Flying Corps.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Walsh, Arthur
[1898-1918] Son of John William Walsh.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

In 1911, he was living with his widowed mother at 15 Buttress, Hebden Bridge, and working as a cap packer in a cotton spinning mill.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was killed in action [25th April 1918] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [81-84]

Walsh, Arthur Garfield
[1882-1918] Son of Emma Jane & William Walsh of 63 Briscoe Lane, Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 8th April 1918 (aged 36).

He was buried at the Bienvillers Military Cemetery [IX A 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Walsh, Charles
[17??-18??] In 1???, he married Mary, daughter of James Emmet.


  1. Robert

Walsh, Edward
[18??-18??] Architect who designed St George's Church, Sowerby

Walsh, Edward

He worked for Crossley's.

He lived at 24 Pellon Lane, Halifax.

He was a Territorial.

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

He was killed at Vordon Wood [13th October 1918] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis [III E 1/8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Walsh, Edwin
[1891-1916] Son of James Walsh.

He was a draughtsman (gas engineering) [1911] / employed by Jonas Drake & Son of Shay Lane.

On 15th December 1915, he married Edith Allsopp Kirby at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth, whilst home on leave from the Army.

Edith was the daughter of Hugh Kirby of Ovenden

They lived at 111 Athol Mount, Ovenden [1916].

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

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B]

Walsh, George
[1850-1909] He was a joiner [1871].

On 24th May 1871, he married Emma, daughter of Herbert Hadley, in Halifax.


  1. Herbert William [b 1874] who married [1896] Martha Ann Lockwood
  2. Maud [b 1876] who married [1900] Walter Allan Mitchel
  3. Emma [b 1880] who married [1901] Sam Smith

Walsh, George Edward
[18??-19??] Of 24 Craven Terrace, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

In 1904, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor cycle registration

Walsh, Harry
[1894-1916] Son of Mary & William Henry Walsh of Mill Lane, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 40 Battery 43rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 11th January 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Bethune Town Cemetery [IV H 22]

Walsh, Henry
[18??-19??] Lodging house keeper at Smithy Street [50 lodgers in 1903]

Walsh, Ishmael
[1823-1891] Of Halifax.

In [Q4] 1846, he married Mary Ann Ramsbottom [1823-1903] in Halifax.


  1. John William [1853-1854] who died aged 13 months
  2. Robert Arthur [1855-1856] who died aged 9 months
  3. Harry [1863-1940]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3278]

Walsh, J.
[17??-17??] Curate at Halifax [1757]

Walsh, Jack
[1896-1918] It is not known who his parents were; Jack was raised by his grandmother Eliza Jane Walsh née Fleming [1846-1907].

Born in Norland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [6th June 1918].

He was buried at the Sissonne British Cemetery [I 19]

Walsh, James
[17??-1833] He married Susannah [1761-1846].


  1. Susannah [1794-18??] who married Rev Henry Watts
  2. David
  3. Richard

The family lived at Stannary House, Halifax [1797-1826].

The couple were buried at Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade

Walsh, James
[1789-1878] Of Ovenden. A spinner.

He married Martha Crossley [b 1788].


  1. John [1821-1824]
  2. John
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child

Walsh, James
[18??-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a newsagent and tobacconist at 12 Woolshops, Halifax [1851].

He married Sarah [1824-1???]

Walsh, James
[1845-1893] Born in Halifax.

He was a clog maker [1868].

In 1868, he married Fanny Howarth [1845-1922] in Halifax.


  1. Rowland

Walsh, James
[1861-1928] Son of John Walsh.

Born in Halifax.

He was manager in a printing office [1891] / a lithographic printer [1901] / a printer's manager [1911].

In [Q3] 1886, he married Hannah Matilda Turner [1865-1941] in Halifax.

Hannah Matilda came from Halifax


  1. Edith Anne [1887-1964] who was a draper's assistant [1911] and married Caleb Parkinson
  2. John [1889-1962] who was a commercial traveller (printer) [1911]
  3. Edwin
  4. Walter Turner [1892-1972] who was a dyer's apprentice [1911]

The family lived at

James died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1st February 1928].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £200. Probate was granted to his widow Hannah Matilda

Walsh, James
[19??-] He stood unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [2001]

Walsh, James B.
[1842-1913] Of Halifax.

In [Q4] 1866, he married Ruth Gledhill in Halifax.

Ruth was the daughter of
Edmund Gledhill


  1. George Edmund [1869-1900]
  2. Mary who married Thomas Hinchliffe

Ruth died 3rd January 1876 (aged 32) 

He died 28th July 1913 (aged 71) 

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Walsh, Joe
[1879-1917] Born in West Vale.

In 1916, he married Edith Hannah Walker.

They lived at 83 Bridge End, Rastrick.

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

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 38).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [5], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Walsh, John
[1786-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Walsh, John
[18??-19??] Or possibly John Walsh Barker.

Of 22 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – about the back, neck and knee, and his arm was badly injured, with a long lacerated wound requiring 8 or 9 stitches – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Walsh, John
[18??-19??] He worked as a spinner at Atlas Mill, Brighouse and rescued – amongst others – Daniel Hanson, from the terrible fire on 21st December 1898.

His son (aged 23) helped 2 girls escape

Walsh, John
[1807-1873] He married Mary [1812-1884].


  1. (possibly) Thomas
  2. John

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Walsh, John
[1813-1870] Of Coley.

Son of James Walsh.

He was a solicitor's clerk / a partner in the Halifax Commercial Banking Company [1853].

He married Anne Horsfall in Halifax [Q1 1846].

Anne was the daughter of daughter of Luke Horsfall


  1. Lucy Anne
  2. George
  3. Thomas Luke
  4. Emma Frances who married Thomas Whitaker
  5. John Edward
  6. James Hall
  7. William Robert
  8. Mary Ann
  9. Joseph Frederick

Walsh, John
[1830-1912] Son of James Walsh.

Born in Wheatley.

He was a letter press printer [1851] / a printer & bag maker employing 10 men, 8 boys & 3 girls [1861] / a printer & councillor [1871] / a printer [1879] / an Alderman & paper bag maker [1881] / a printer & councillor [1891] / an Alderman for Halifax Ovenden ward [1894] / a printer & paper merchant [1901].

He established John Walsh Printers.

In [Q1] 1851, he married (1) Ann Normanton [1828-1867].


  1. Sarah [b 1853]
  2. James

Ann died in Halifax [Q2 1867] (aged 39).

On 22nd October 1872, he married (2) Selina Brear at Halifax Parish Church.

Selina was the daughter of William Brear

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Ovenden [1851]
  • Eastgate, Ovenden [1861]
  • Quarry House, Wheatley [1863]
  • Ovenden [1871]
  • Quarry House, Ovenden [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was Sara M. Walsh [aged 40] (paper bag maker) 

Walsh, John
[1847-1897] Son of John Walsh.

In [Q2] 1867, he married (1) Sarah Ann Moss [1849-1872] in Halifax.

In [Q1] 1873, he married (2) Nancy Nuttall in Halifax.


  1. John [1873-1877] who died aged 3 years & 10 months

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Walsh, John Edmund
[1894-1917] Son of Mark Walsh.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of St Paul's Methodist Chapel, Elland & Sunday School / an apprentice cabinet maker [1911] / employed by Thomas Simpson & Sons Limited / an assistant (evenings) at the Palladium Cinema at Elland Town Hall.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Corporal with the Royal Engineers.

He received an honourable mention, and was recommended for distinction for bravery [27th June 1916].

He died of gunshot wounds to the right thigh & left leg, at No.32 Casualty Clearing Station, France [11th August 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery [VI B 12].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Walsh, John Edward
[1852-1921] Son of John Walsh.

He became a patent agent in Halifax. He established John E. Walsh & Company [1879]. In 1887, he had offices at Crossley Street, Halifax, Swan Arcade, Bradford, and 11 New Market Street, Blackburn.

He died of a heart attack in George Square, Halifax, as he was on his way home from work.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £6,197

Walsh, John William
[1866-1906] Born in Haslingden.

He was a dyer [1887].

On 28th August 1887, he married Elizabeth Ann Harris [1868-1937] at Heptonstall Church.

Elizabeth Ann was born in Cornwall


  1. Florence [b 1891]
  2. Elsie [b 1893]
  3. Cecil [1895-1951] who served with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment [World War I]
  4. Arthur
  5. Jane [b 1900]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at 2 Buttress, Hebden Bridge

Walsh, Jonathan
[1741-1823] Son of Jeremiah Walsh.

Baptised in Halifax [26th November 1741].

He was a landowner, a money lender, a textile manufacturer and notorious for his eccentricity, meanness and temper.

Caroline Walker referred to him as an old usurer and extremely importunate.

He rode around on a mule bearing a whip which he used on anybody who displeased him.

The Clergy were apparently a favourite target for Walsh's ire.

His speech was so uncouth and haranguing that Dr Henry Coulthurst used to hide if he saw Walsh coming.

Walsh spent hundreds of pounds in litigation against his neighbours and said that he would

rather spend a pound for law than a penny for ale

He owned Dove House, Shibden. He lived at Coldwell Hill Farm, Southowram.

He died at Horton Street, Halifax [11th February 1823].

Walsh's wife had been buried in one corner of a field on his land at Southowram, and he gave instructions that he was to be planted in the other corner. He was buried on the land, by candlelight at midnight.

The burial was rediscovered 73 years later

Walsh, Joseph Frederick
[1861-1950] Architect born at Thornhill, Hipperholme. He designed many local buildings

See Turned stone

Walsh, Mark
[1822-1869] He was a wool stapler [1848]

On 1st July 1848, he married Emma Ramsden.

at Hanover Street Chapel, Halifax.

Emma was the daughter of
John Ramsden


  1. Alfred Ramsden (Walsh) [1848-1930] who died in Melbourne, Australia
  2. Annie [b 1851]

Mark died in 1869.

On 7th February 1872, Emma married Robert Crossley

Walsh, Mark
[1859-19??] Born in Greetland.

He was a greengrocer.

In 1885, he married Hannah Elizabeth Stott [1865-19??] in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Elland


  1. Laura Alberta [b 1887]
  2. Harriett Hannah [b 1889]
  3. John Edmund

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at

  • 51 Oak Street, Elland [1911]
  • 112 Langdale Street, Elland [1917]

After the death of John the family disappears from records, it is possible they went to live abroad

Walsh, Peter
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Scots Guards.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Walsh, Richard
[17??-18??] Son of James Walsh.

He married Unknown.


  1. Samuel
  2. Hannah who married John Henry Brierley

Members of the family were buried at Halifax General Cemetery

Walsh, Robert
[17??-1???] Coiner

Walsh, Robert
[17??-18??] Junior. Cotton and wool card maker at Blackwall, Halifax [1809]

Walsh, Robert Selby
[1???-18??] Textile manufacturer. He took Henry Charles McCrea as a partner.

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas
  2. Esther Jane [1817-1885] who married Henry Charles McCrea

Walsh, Rowland
[1879-1918] Son of James Walsh.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton weaver [1906] / a cab driver [1916].

On 22nd October 1906, he married Jane South [1878-1932] in Burnley.


  1. James [1911-1994]

The family lived at

  • Lane Side View, Burnley [1911]
  • 220 Colne Road, Burnley. [1916]

During World War I, he enlisted in Preston [1916], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died of wounds [10th June 1918].

He was buried at the Sissonne British Cemetery [O 14]

Walsh, Samuel
[17??-18??] A Halifax cropper.

On 30th May 1804, he married Sarah Walker in Leeds.


  1. Sarah [1812-1891]
  2. Lydia [1815-1844]

Both daughters married James Gaskarth Dalzell

Walsh, Samuel
[1815-1904] Son of Richard Walsh.

He was a manufacturer [1861] / a master cotton spinner and corn dealer [1871] / a brace and umbrella manufacturer [1891] / a partner in Walsh & Brierley.

He lived at Trinity Road, Halifax [1904].

Family stories tell that he contracted pneumonia after attending a funeral and died on 8th December 1904.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Walsh, Stanley
[1937-1???] Son of Gladys (née Parker) & Thomas Walsh, who married in Halifax [Q3 1931].

Born in Halifax [Q2 1937].

In 1964, he moved to Australia.

He was

  • an actor – appearing on TV series including Emergency Ward 10, Z Cars, & Coronation Street, and touring Australia in plays including A Taste of Honey, Salad Days, & A Streetcar Named Desire
  • a writer of many successful melodramas
  • director of the Music Hall Theatre Restaurant in Neutral Bay [1970]
  • producer of 2 series of the Australian TV drama Flying Doctor
  • executive producer on the TV series Neighbours [1994-2003]

He married Sherri.


  1. Stephanie

He died in Sydney, Australia [17th September 2008]

Walsh, T. S.
[18??-18??] Chief Constable for Halifax [1910].

He lived at West Hill [1845]

Walsh, Thomas
[1839-1867] Of Halifax.

Question: Does anyone know how he relates to John Walsh who is buried in the grave where Thomas is remembered in Lister Lane Cemetery?


In [Q2] 1857, he married Agnes Montague [1840-1864] in Easington, County Durham.


  1. Henry [1858-1866]
  2. (possibly) child [d 1864]
  3. Mona [1861-1864] who died at the age of 2 years & 10 months
  4. Walter Thomas [1863-1864] who died at the age of 6 months

He was a Bandsman with the 107th Royal Sussex Regiment. Following the Indian Mutiny, he was sent to Calcutta. He served in India for 10 years.

His wife went to the East Indies (India) with him. The children were all born there.

While the regiment were stationed in Fyzabad, his wife and all the children died and were buried in India.

He died of cholera at Allahabad [5th August 1867], just 3 months before the Regiment was due to return to England. There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1729]

Walsh, Thomas Luke
[18??-1???] Son of John Walsh.

He married Annie Elizabeth.


  1. Jack
  2. Arthur
  3. Lucy [1876-1945] who married Canon George Watkinson

Walsh, Thomas Selby
[1805-1879] JP.

Son of Robert Selby Walsh.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1850-1877] / Mayor of Halifax [1857-1860 /] Alderman for Central Ward [1866].

He (possibly) owned Dam Head Mill, Shibden. He was recorded at West Parade, Halifax and at Shibden Hall [1874], and had business at Arches Street, Halifax. He may have been a partner in Walsh & McCrea (Coatings) Limited.

He died 23rd September 1879.

See Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway

Walsh, Rev Timothy
[1???-19??] Priest at St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street [1935]

Walsh, William
[18??-18??] Corn miller at Mixenden Corn Mill [1845]

Walsh, William
[1823-1905] Of North Bridge, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1859, he married (1)  either Elizabeth Akroyd or Elizabeth Whiteley [1837-1865] in Halifax.


  1. Mary [1861-1864]
  2. Emily [1863-1864]

In [Q3] 1867, he married (2) Martha Swallow [1823-1884] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • Beacon Parade, Southowram [1884]
  • 14 Wiscombe Bank, Halifax [1905]

Martha died 25th February 1884.

William died 13th March 1905.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [1/W13]

Walsh, William Arthur
[1882-1916] Son of Jane & Henry Walsh of Rutland, Bennekerry, Carlow, Ireland.

Born in Carlow, Dublin.

He lived in Dublin, and was a buyer in the plumbing department of John C. Parkes & Sons there.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He went to the Front [May 1916].

He died of wounds in Halifax [28th December 1916].

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J A 92], and on the War Memorial in Milford Street, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow.


Walsh surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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

Unattached BMDs for Walsh:

Marriages 1861, 1885, 1889, 1905, 1906, 1910, 1915, 1919, 1923; Deaths 1899, 1900

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