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Mr Womersley [1???-18??]
Mr Womersley [17??-18??]
Abraham Womersley [1854-1928]
Alfred Stanley Womersley [1927-2010]
Arthur Womersley [1870-1920]
Benjamin Womersley [1796-18??]
Charles Womersley [1821-1893]
Charles Womersley [1834-1???]
David Womersley [1862-1936]
David Glendenning Womersley [1894-1917]
Edward Womersley [1817-1900]
Edwin Womersley [1850-1926]
Eli Womersley [1866-1948]
Ellen Womersley [1???-18??]
Empsall Fletcher Womersley [1853-1934]
Ernest Womersley [1875-1918]
Frederick Womersley [1845-1926]
George Womersley [18??-1???]
George Boyes Womersley [1858-1910]
Harry Womersley [1866-1951]
Harry Womersley [1896-1917]
Herbert Womersley [19??-19??]
Isaac Womersley [1839-1898]
Jacob Womersley [1834-1866]
James Womersley [1804-1857]
Joe Womersley [18??-1???]
John Womersley [1812-1860]
John Kirk Womersley [18??-18??]
Joseph Womersley [1???-18??]
Joseph Womersley [1794-1864]
Joseph Womersley [18??-18??]
Joseph Womersley [1870-19??]
Luke Womersley [1820-1869]
Norman Womersley [1899-1974]
Raymond Womersley [1898-1918]
Robert Womersley [1???-18??]
Simeon Womersley [1846-1918]
Tom Womersley [1895-1916]
Uriah Womersley [17??-1827]
W. C. Womersley [18??-19??]
W. E. Womersley [18??-19??]
Walter Fletcher Womersley [1879-1???]
William Womersley [18??-1???]
William Womersley [1830-1907]
William Womersley [1852-1923] 


Womersley, Mr
[1???-18??] Local singer. He sang at the opening of Todmorden National School in May 1845

Womersley, Mr
[17??-18??] He married Elizabeth [1795-18??] from Clifton.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1825] who married William Rushworth

The widowed Elizabeth was a beerhouse keeper in Brighouse [1851].


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

 

Living with Elizabeth in 1851 were daughter Sarah and family.

In 1871, Elizabeth was living with daughter Sarah and family at 9 Mount Street, Halifax

Womersley, Abraham
[1854-1928] Son of Edward Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a railway stoker [1879].

On 30th June 1879, he married (1) Sarah Ann Fox in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Southowram, the daughter of John Fox
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1880]

Sarah Ann died in Southowram [27th October 1882].

On 9th December 1893, Abraham married (2) Emma Broomhead, in Halifax.


Emma was born in Southowram, the daughter of Jonah Broomhead
 

They had no children.

Emma died 13th June 1890.

Abraham died in St Luke's Hospital [6th June 1928].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Q 50]

Womersley, Alfred Stanley
[1927-2010] Born in Rastrick [26th August 1927].

Educated at Victoria Secondary School, Brighouse. In 1944, he volunteered and served in the East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was a Labour Councillor for Brighouse, and the last Mayor of Brighouse [1973-1974], before the town became a part of Calderdale, although he had declined the office several times previously.

He married Audrey [19??-2010].

Children:

  1. Karen
  2. Julie

He died 25th June 2010

Womersley, Arthur
[1870-1920] Born in Halifax.

He was a mill manager [1895].

On 4th February 1895, he married Lily Helliwell [1869-1937] in Halifax


Lily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Doris [1896-1985]
  2. Raymond
  3. William [1902-1989]
  4. Eddie [1904-1984]
  5. Ronnie [b 1908]

The family lived at 58 Hare Street, Pellon [1901, 1911]

Womersley, Benjamin
[1796-18??] He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer & calf dealer [1851]

Around 1821, he married Ann [1801-1???].

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Mary [b 1826]
  3. William
  4. Elizabeth [b 1831]
  5. Ann [b 1836]
  6. George [b 1837]

The family lived at Bonegate, Brighouse [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Benjamin [b 1848]

Womersley, Charles
[1821-1893] Son of Benjamin Womersley.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a wheelwright [1841, 1851, 1861] / a cattle dealer [1871, 1881] / a retired farmer [1891]

He married Zillah [1826-1894].


Zillah was born in Clifton
 

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1848] who was a currier [1861, 1891]
  2. Samuel [b 1850] who was a card maker
  3. Mary [1853-1907] who was a cotton frame tenter [1878] and married Joseph Holroyd
  4. John [b 1855] who was a silk dresser [1871, 1881]
  5. James [b 1858] who was an assistant to his father [1871], a setting machine tenter [1881], a machine tenter [1891]
  6. Harriet [b 1860] who was a silk spinner [1881]
  7. Henry [1866-1922] who was a clark (silk warehouse) [1891]

The family lived at

  • Bonegate, Brighouse [1851, 1861]
  • 1 Bonegate, Brighouse [1871]
  • 8 Well Street, Brighouse [1881]

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Womersley, Charles
[1834-1???] Born in Clifton.

He was a groom [1881, 1891].

Around 1869, he married Sarah Ann [1840-1???].


Sarah Ann was born in Marsden
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1869] who was a silk spinner [1881], a silk winder [1891]
  2. Alfred [b 1870] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a silk dresser [1891]
  3. Benjamin [b 1872] who was a wire drawer [1891]
  4. Ernest
  5. Horatio [b 1877] who was a cooper's apprentice

The children were born in Brighouse / Clifton.

The family lived at

  • 15 Clifton Road, Clifton [1881]
  • Clifton Common [1891]

Womersley, David
[1862-1936] Son of Luke Womersley.

Born in Lindley.

He was a warehouseman [1881] / landlord of the Maypole, Warley [1910-1914] / landlord of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1914-1922].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Clara Murgatroyd [1864-1949] in Halifax.


Clara was the daughter of George Murgatroyd
 

They had no children.

Members of the family were buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel with Clara's parents [Grave 855]: David [7th January 1936]; Clara [28th March 1949]

Womersley, David Glendenning
[1894-1917] Son of Eli Womersley.

He was a poultry fancier & won many prizes in local shows / a worsted spinner [1911] / employed at Denham's.

He lived at Prospect Farm, Illingworth.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by shellfire at Passchendaele [9th October 1917] (aged 23).

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

Womersley, Edward
[1817-1900] Son of Joshua Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a farmer of 26 acres [1881].

On 21st February 1842, he married Ann Dyson Hamer [1821-1900] in Halifax.


Ann came from Scammonden
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [1843-1925] who married John Dearden
  2. Frederick
  3. Simeon
  4. Edwin
  5. William
  6. Abraham
  7. Emily [1855-1925] who married John Carter
  8. Susannah [1859-1943] who married Charles Fox
  9. Minnie [b 1871]
  10. Laura [b 1873]

The family lived at Adgil Grove Farm, Southowram [1881]

The couple died at Upper Clay Royd Farm: Ann [3rd July 1900]; Edward [13th July 1900].

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

Womersley, Edwin
[1850-1926] Son of Edward Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a railway engine driver [1874].

On 10th December 1874, he married Sarah Ellen Holgate [1850-1921] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Southowram, the daughter of Margaret & Thomas Holgate
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1878]
  2. Gertrude [1879-1891]
  3. Bertha [1885] who died aged 3 weeks

Sarah died.

H died 28th December 1921.

Edwin died in Halifax [8th October 1926].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [K 5]

Womersley, Eli
[1866-1948] Son of David Womersley, wire drawer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer of Lee Mount [1888] / a hawker [1891] / a horseman's groom [1901] / a carrier [1911].

In 1888, he married (1) Zilpah Glendenning [1863-1???] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Zilpah, of Eton Street, was the daughter of
David Glendenning.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1889] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. Albert [b 1892]
  3. David Glendenning
  4. Harold [b 1896]
  5. Joseph Mitchell [b 1898] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1900]
  7. Zilpha [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Eton Street, Halifax [with Zilpha's parents 1891]
  • 3 Concrete Street, Ovenden, Halifax [1901]
  • 15 Tennyson Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 535 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1948]

Zilpah died 16th September 1905.

She was buried at St George's Church, Lee Mount

In 1906, Eli married (2) Adelaide Farrar [1867-19??] in Halifax.


Adelaide was born in Shelf
 

In 1911, son Harold was staying with the Farrar family in Holmfield

Womersley, Ellen
[1???-18??] Aka the Wibsey Goose. The Halifax Guardian described her as
one of the nymphs of the pave

when it reported that, on 11th November 1836, she was committed to the House of Correction for three months for a felony at the Dyer & Miller public house

Womersley, Empsall Fletcher
[1853-1934] Born in Hipperholme.

In 1871, he was a gardener living with his widowed grandfather George Womersley.

He was a farm servant [1891] / a market gardener [1901] / a jobbing gardener [1911].

In 1878, he married Mary Ann Emsley [1858-1???].


Mary Ann was the daughter of Joseph Emsley
 

Children:

  1. Walter Fletcher

The family lived at

  • West Field, Cleckheaton [1881]
  • Westfield Lane, Scholes, Cleckheaton [1891]
  • Birkby's Buildings, Huddersfield Road, Wyke [1901]
  • 14 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was William Emsley [b 1861] (labourer in coal mine).

Living with them in 1891, was visitor Elizabeth Emsley [b  1865].

Living with them in 1901, was adopted daughter Martha Morton [b 1883] (silk worker).

Living with them in 1911, was son Walter and family.

Empsall died in 1934 (aged 81).

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [28th May 1934]

Womersley, Ernest
[1875-1918] Son of Charles Womersley

Born in Clifton.

He was a wire drawer [1891].

In [Q3] 1905, he (possibly) married Alice Broadbent in Halifax.

They lived at Common Bottom, Hartshead.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in Mesopotamia [31st August 1918].

He is remembered on the Tehran Memorial [4 2].

Alice married Mr Firth

Womersley, Frederick
[1845-1926] Son of Edward Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a locomotive driver [1877] .

On 25th December 1877, he married Sarah Turner [1854-1910] in Chorlton.


Sarah was born in Salford.

She was a grocer

 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1879]
  2. Edward [b 1881]
  3. Cecil [b 1882]
  4. Fanny [b 1888]
  5. Robert Turner [b 1891]
  6. Wilfred Arthur [b 1894]

The children were born in Chorlton cum Hardy.

Sarah died in Prestwich [1910].

Frederick died in Chorlton cum Hardy 17/4/1926

Womersley, George
[18??-1???]

He was a gardener [1871].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George [b 1843] who was a woolsorter [1871] who married Jane [1846-1???]

The family lived at Norwood Green.

Living with the widowed George [in 1871], were son George and his wife Jane and grandchildren Empsall Fletcher Womersley & Ann Womersley (aged 4 month) 

Womersley, George Boyes
[1858-1910] Born in Lindley 1858.

He was a mechanic in a spinning mill [1880].

On 3rd January 1880, he married Mary Ann Helliwell [1860-1910] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax
 

They had no children.

George died at 31 Clive Street [22nd March 1910].

Mary died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [7th May 1910]

Womersley, Harry
[1866-1951] Born in Brighouse.

He was landlord of the Empress of India [1898-1902] / landlord of the Rising Sun, Rastrick [1905, 1908] / landlord of the Vulcan, Rastrick [1909, 1911].

On 28th October 1893, he married Alice Brindle [1860-1910] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice was the daughter of Richard Brindle, landlord of the Empress of India [1891, 1898]
 

They had no children.

Alice died in 1910.

Living with him in 1911 were boarders Mrs Clark and her sons Thomas Arthur and Robert Victor Clark.

Harry died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [7th December 1951].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £47 11/-.

Probate was granted to Edna Clark (spinster) 

Womersley, Harry
[1896-1917] Son of Hannah & Alfred Womersley, of Common-side, Clifton,

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 29th October 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, on Brighouse War Memorial, on Clifton War Memorial, and in the book Clifton War Memorial

Womersley, Herbert
[19??-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Brighouse [1940-1942]

Womersley, Isaac
[1839-1898] He was a woolsorter [1871] / publican at the Shoulder of Mutton, Southowram [1887] / publican at the Wharf, Brookfoot [1891].

On 10th March 1866, he married (1) Ann Lister [1842-1892] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1866-1927]

On 10th November 1892, he married (2) Alice Ann Greenwood [1854-19??] from Heptonstall, at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

The family lived at Oxford Lane, Southowram [1871].

In 1901, the widowed Alice was publican at the Elephant & Castle, Hawksclough.

Living with her in 1901 was her widowed mother Elizabeth Greenwood [aged 73]

Womersley, Jacob
[1834-1866] Of Halifax. He joined the army and served for 11 years with the 11th Regiment of Foot, 8 years in India.

In July 1866, he had been discharged. On 30th July 1866, having travelled from the Isle of Wight, he was on his way to his father's house in Southowram Bank when he leaned against a wall, collapsed and died. A medal inscribed India 1857-8 was found on his body

Womersley, James
[1804-1857] Of Norwood Green.

He married Betty [1807-1857].

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Womersley, Joe
[18??-1???] Shortly after Christmas 1865, he got into a drunken fight with Tom Yeadon at the Royal Hotel, Brighouse which resulted in Yeadon's death.

Womersley was a strong man, but no charges of murder were brought

Womersley, John
[1812-1860] A boatman from Elland.

He was a witness in the inquest into the death of James Smith

He married Mary Schofield [1813-1879].

Children:

  1. Sybella [1843-1922] who married Simeon Womersley

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [T 8]

Womersley, John Kirk
[18??-18??] He ran a school in Halifax [around 1850]

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

Womersley, Joseph
[1794-1864] Of Little Marsh Farm, Southowram.

He married Rachel [1798-1870].

Children:

  1. John [1832-1866]

Joseph died 16th June 1864. Rachel died 26th August 1870.

Members of the family were buried at Wesleyan Chapel, Southowram

Womersley, Joseph
[18??-18??] Wire manufacturer at Canker Dam Mill, Southowram.

He lived at Kent Street, Halifax [1845]

Womersley, Joseph
[1870-19??] Son of George Womersley, clay miner.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Siddal [1891] / a Police officer [1901, 1911] / a Police Sergeant [1916]

In [Q4] 1891, he married Alice Spencer [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of Elland, was born in Huddersfield, the daughter of James Spencer, potter
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1892] who was a piece mender worsted [1911]
  2. Tom
  3. Ruth [b 1897] who was a worsted twister [1911]

The family lived at

  • 164 New Bank, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Claremont Terrace, Boothtown, Halifax [1911]
  • 88 Keighley Road, Ovenden [1916]

Womersley, Luke
[1820-1869] Born in Clifton.

He was a wire drawer.

On 12th June 1842, he married Sarah Lee [1822-1894] in Dewsbury.


Sarah was born in Castleford
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1846]
  2. Lavinia [b 1850]
  3. John Lee [b 1853]
  4. Mary [b 1856]
  5. George Boyes
  6. Harriet Ann [1860-1894] who married Edward Carter
  7. Ruth Ann [1862-1871]
  8. David
  9. Sarah Elizabeth [1870-1871]

The family lived at 3 The Square, Bank Top, Southowram [1881, 1894].

Luke died in Southowram [21st January 1869].

Living with the widowed Sarah [in 1881] were daughter Harriet, her husband and son

Sarah died at The Square, Bank Top [3rd October 1894].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram:
Luke, Ruth Ann, Sarah Elizabeth & Sarah [Plot O 6];
Harriet Ann [Plot F 7];
George Boyes [Plot E 3]

Womersley, Norman
[1899-1974] Born in Halifax [28th December 1899].

On 11th June 1935, he married Mary Turner in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of
Harry Turner
 

Womersley, Raymond
[1898-1918] Son of Arthur Womersley.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [28th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [7]

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

Womersley, Simeon
[1846-1918] Son of Edward Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a railway passenger guard [1867].

On 6th October 1867, he married (1) Agnes Mary Pawson [1848-1878] at St Philip's Church, Leeds.


Agnes was born in Tadcaster
 

Children:

  1. Fred Pawson (Womersley) [b 1869] who died aged 14 weeks

Agnes died in Bradford [1878].

On 9th May 1881, Simeon married (2) Sybella Womersley [1843-1922] in Halifax.


Sybella was born in Brighouse, (possibly) the daughter of John Womersley
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1884]

Simeon died at Low Moor [25th May 1918].

Sybella died in Clayton [24/4/1922.]

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [T 8]

Womersley, Tom
[1895-1916] Son of Joseph Womersley.

He was a wire temperer [1911].

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

On 27th April 1916, he married Lily Steele [1892-19??] at Halifax Parish Church when he was home on leave at Whitsuntide [1916].


Lily, of 40 Green Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of John Steele, labourer
 

He was summoned to rejoin his regiment the day of the wedding; he never saw his wife again.

He died in hospital [22nd August 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery [V H 8]

Womersley, Uriah
[17??-1827] A warden responsible for watching the game of Sir George Armytage at Kirklees Park.

He was killed during an incident near Robin Hood's grave at Kirklees Park.

Womersley, W. C.
[18??-19??] Printer and stationer. He worked for Joseph Nicholson and then John Nicholson at J. & J. Nicholson for 18 years.

In 1884, he acquired the Nicholson's business.

In 1889, he moved to Exchange Works, Halifax

Womersley, W. E.
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1921-1922]

Womersley, Walter Fletcher
[1879-1???] Son of Empsall Fletcher Womersley

He was a fruit salesman [1901] / a greengrocer [1911] / a horseman/ a salesman [before 1915] / a wholesale purchaser [1921].

In 1902, he married Martha Jowett Carter [1880-1920].


Martha, of Painter's Court, Halifax, was the daughter of Abraham Carter, mason
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1903]

During World War I, he enlisted on short service attestation [1915] (age 35), with the Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

Martha died [Q2] 1920 (aged 40).

In 1921, he married Edith Justice [1891-19??].


Edith, of Spring Farm, Warley Edge, was the daughter of Henry Justice, labourer.

Elsie Womersley was a witness to the marriage

 

Walter Fletcher died [Q1] 1950 (aged 70) 

Womersley, William
[18??-1???] He was a coal miner.

On 23rd January 1853, he married Elizabeth Barraclough at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Nathan Barraclough
 

Children:

  1. Lydia Ann [b 1853]

Though Elizabeth presents herself as married, William seems absent from records for many years. Elizabeth (greengrocer) and Lydia Ann (silk reeler)  were living with Elizabeth's sister Mary Butterworth and family [1861, 1871, 1881]

Womersley, William
[1830-1907] Of Brighouse.

Son of Benjamin Womersley.

He was a carter [1861] / a farmer of 12½ acres employing 1 man [1871] / a farmer [1881] / a farmer (employer) [1901]

He married Esther [1829-1899].


Esther was born in Penistone / High Flats, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Horatio [1858-1934]
  2. Louisa [b 1861]
  3. Arthur [b 1864]
  4. Emily [b 1867]
  5. Elizabeth Ann [1869-1909]

The family lived at

Living with them in 1901 were grandchildren Beatrice Lupton [b  1887] and John William Bentham [b 1887].

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Womersley, William
[1852-1923] Son of Edward Womersley.

Born in Southowram.

He was a farm labourer

William died at 5 Binns Top, Southowram [11th April 1923].

He never married.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

 

Womersley surname
The surname may originate outside the district.

George Redmonds writes that John Womersley is recorded at Lightcliffe in 1672

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Womersley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Womersley:


Marriages 1876, 1884, 1907, 1919, 1935; Deaths 1876, 1897, 1907; Death 1914
 




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