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Mr Wadsworth [1???-1???]
Mr Wadsworth [1???-18??]
Mr Wadsworth [18??-18??]
Abel Wadsworth [1791-18??]
Abraham Wadsworth [16??-16??]
Abraham Wadsworth [1645-1672]
Albert Horace Wadsworth [1869-1944]
Amos Wadsworth [1823-1???]
Ann Wadsworth [1812-1891?]
Anne Wadsworth [1661-1707]
Arnold Wadsworth [18??-1918]
Arthur Wadsworth [1892-1917]
Arthur Wadsworth [1920-1945]
Ayrton Wadsworth [1855-1896]
Barbara Wadsworth [1945-]
Charles Geoffrey Wadsworth [1906-19??]
Charles William Wadsworth [1858-19??]
Christopher Wadsworth [1836-1904]
E. Wadsworth [18??-18??]
Edmund Wadsworth [1766-1844]
Eli Wadsworth [1776-1861]
Elijah Wadsworth [1859-1???]
Elizabeth Wadsworth [1675-1734]
Elizabeth Wadsworth [1761-1837]
Everelda Wadsworth [1677-1705]
Farrar Wadsworth [1853-1909]
George Wadsworth [1???-19??]
George Wadsworth [17??-18??]
George Wadsworth [18??-19??]
George Wadsworth [1836-18??]
George Wadsworth [1861-1932]
George Henry Wadsworth [1847-1905]
Giles Wadsworth [1852-1900]
Harold Wadsworth [1897-1916]
Harold Victor Wadsworth [1892-1918]
Harriet Ann Wadsworth [18??-19??]
Harry Wadsworth [18??-19??]
Harry Wadsworth [1869-19??]
Harry Wadsworth [1875-19??]
Harry Wadsworth [1896-1916]
Henry Wadsworth [16??-16??]
Henry Wadsworth [1611-1677]
Henry Wadsworth [1697-1765]
Henry Wadsworth [18??-1???]
Henry Wadsworth [1821-1901]
Henry Wadsworth [1847-1918]
Henry Hodgson Wadsworth [1871-1929]
Jack Wadsworth [1???-19??]
Jack Wadsworth [1912-1943]
James Wadsworth [18??-1861]
James Wadsworth [18??-19??]
James Wadsworth [1825-1903]
James Wadsworth [1833-1916]
James Wadsworth [1845-1870]
James Wadsworth [1849-1930]
James Willie Wadsworth [1893-1916]
Jeremiah Wadsworth [1817-1898]
John Wadsworth [1645-1715]
Rev John Wadsworth [1720-1782]
John Wadsworth [1797-1864]
John Wadsworth [1821-1???]
John Wadsworth [1838-1???]
John Wadsworth [1838-1922]
John Wadsworth [1841-1915]
John Wadsworth [1842-1900]
John Wadsworth [1864-19??]
John Henry Wadsworth [1850-1877]
John Holroyd Wadsworth [1891-1917]
Rev Joseph Wadsworth [17??-18??]
Joseph Wadsworth [17??-18??]
Joseph Wadsworth [17??-1806]
Joseph Wadsworth [1787-18??]
Joseph Wadsworth [18??-18??]
Joseph Wadsworth [18??-1855]
Joseph Wadsworth [1815-1891]
Joseph Wadsworth [1818-1886]
Joseph Wadsworth [1839-19??]
Joseph Wadsworth [1844-1???]
Joseph Wadsworth [1916-1941]
Margaret Ross Wadsworth [1859-1???]
Mary Wadsworth [17??-1???]
Matthew Wadsworth [17??-1???]
Matthew Wadsworth [1791-18??]
Miles Wadsworth [1849-1924]
Percy Wadsworth [1892-1918]
Peter Wadsworth [1809-1881]
Richard Wadsworth [1???-15??]
Richard Wadsworth [1???-1753]
Richard Wadsworth [17??-17??]
Richard Wadsworth [18??-1???]
Robert Wadsworth [1852-1922]
Robert of Wadsworth [13??-13??]
Sam Wadsworth [1900-1918]
Samuel Wadsworth [17??-18??]
Samuel Wadsworth [18??-19??]
Samuel Wadsworth [1803-1877]
Sykes Wadsworth [1881-1???]
Thomas Wadsworth [1831-1???]
Thomas Wadsworth [1831-1902]
Thomas Wadsworth [1852-1912]
Thomas Wadsworth [1890-1918]
Thomas Henry Wadsworth [1858-1910]
Thomas Holroyd Wadsworth [18??-19??]
Thomas W. Wadsworth [1???-19??]
Timothy Wadsworth [1???-16??]
Timothy Wadsworth [1646-1697]
Timothy Wadsworth [1668-1722]
Walter Wadsworth [1868-19??]
William Wadsworth [17??-17??]
William Wadsworth [1838-1924]
William Henry Wadsworth [1851-1930]
Willie Wadsworth [19??-19??]
Wright Wadsworth [1869-1893] 


Wadsworth, Mr
[1???-1???] Of Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Grace
  2. William
  3. child
  4. child
  5. Edmund

Wadsworth, Mr
[1???-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1788-1862] who married Abel Wadsworth Dean
  2. Abel

Wadsworth, Mr
[18??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas Henry
  2. Wright

Wadsworth, Abel
[1791-18??] Of Halifax.

Son of Mr Wadsworth.

He was a tailor [1841, 1851] / a domestic missionary [1851]

He married Elizabeth [1796-18??].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Abel [b 1821]
  3. twins [?] John [b 1826]
  4. Mary [b 1826]
  5. Thomas

The family lived at

  • Clarence Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 14 Launceston Street, Halifax [1851]

Wadsworth, Abraham
[16??-16??] Of Warley. In 1671, he, John Brigg, Thomas Holt and Thomas Wawne were amongst a number of local people who had supported the RoyaJohn Brigg, Thomas Holt and Thomas Wawne cause in the Civil War and who received a pension of 6/5d per year under a county-based pension scheme set up in 1662 for


the reliefe of poore and maimed Officers and Souldiers who have faithfully served His Majesty and His Royal Father in the late [Civil] Wars
 

Wadsworth, Abraham
[1645-1672] Elder son of Timothy Wadsworth.

Halifax attorney [1668-1672].

He died as a consequence of his heavy drinking. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, Albert Horace
[1869-1944] Son of Elizabeth [1841-1???] & Peter Wadsworth [1841-1???].

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman in a woollen mill [1891] / a woollen warehouseman [1901] / a salesman [1911].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Rebecca Holgate [1871-1958] in Halifax.


Rebecca was the daughter of John Holgate [b 1846], carter, of 3 Albion Court, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Percy
  2. Doris [1896-1946] who was a shop assistant [1911] and married [Q1 1925] Lawrence V. Rowley
  3. Arnold [b 1899]
  4. May [b 1905] who died aged 4 months
  5. Roy [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • New Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 1 Moorlands Place, Halifax [1901]
  • 93 Stanley Road, Halifax [1911]

Albert died 27th February 1944 (aged 74).

Rebecca died 10th September 1958 (aged 87).

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

Wadsworth, Amos
[1823-1???] Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer of 22 acres [1861].

In 1850, he married Susey Lumb [1823-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edwin [b 1851] who was an agricultural labourer [1861]
  2. Giles [b 1852]
  3. Lillie [b 1854]
  4. Francis [b 1859]
  5. Ada [b 1861]

The family lived at Cockroft, Round Hill, Rishworth [1861]

Wadsworth, Ann
[1812-1891?] Daughter of Matthew Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland.

Baptised at Halifax [31st October 1813].

In 1834, she married (1) Richard Holroyd.

Richard was killed at Wakefield Railway Station [20th February 1850].

Richard had been licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland, but the licence was removed on account of his bad conduct.

Ann sought the return of the licence of the Griffin, and promised to keep the Inn in a proper and lawful manner.

She was a farmer of 8½ acres [1851] / licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland [1851, 1853].

By 1861, she was beerhouse keeper at the Gardeners Arms, Stainland.

In 1864, she married (2) Joseph Holroyd, younger brother of her first husband.

By 1871, she was back as licensee of the Griffin, Barkisland.

Sources on her later life record that

  • In 1901, she was living alone at Scar Top, Upper Greetland [aged 87]
  • Ann died in Stainland [January 1891] (aged 79).

    She was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [2nd February 1891]

Wadsworth, Anne
[1661-1707] (Possibly) daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

In 1679, she married John Brooksbank.

She lived at

It is recorded that her nephew, David Hartley, lived with her after his parents' deaths – although the dates seem incompatible.

Dr Samuel Threapland and some of his patients boarded with him at Field Head.

The Northowram Register records


Mrs Brooksbank of Elland died at Birks near Halifax 16th April 1707 about 4 o'clock in the morning, having had a cancer cut out of her beast (sic) (breast) a few weeks before by Dr Threapland who also died himself the same day at 11 a clock at night. She was buried 19th April at Woodkirk & he at Wibsey the same day; she aged abt 46 & he abt 63
 

Wadsworth, Arnold
[18??-1918] Son of Charles Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax

He married N. C.

They lived at 16 First Avenue. Manor Drive, Halifax .

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 18th July 1918.

He was buried at the Hamburg Cemetery [IV A 7]

Wadsworth, Arthur
[1892-1917] Son of Wright Wadsworth.

Born 12th February 1892.

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [27th June 1900].

He was brought up by his uncle Thomas Henry Wadsworth.

He was a painter with Murgatroyd's of King Cross.

During World War I, he enlisted [1914], and served as a Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  attached to 168th Trench Mortar Battery.

He was reported missing, last seen helping a wounded man, and assumed to have died [27th November 1917] (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], and on Elland War Memorial

Wadsworth, Arthur
[1920-1945] Son of Martha Ann & Akroyd Wadsworth of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with 12 Field Bakery Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 4th June 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Salerno War Cemetery [VII A 15]

Wadsworth, Ayrton
[1855-1896] Son of Matthew Henry Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was innkeeper of the White Swan, Holmfield [1887, 1894] / the Swan Inn, Holdsworth [1896].

In 1882, he married his cousin Sarah Hannah Ayrton in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was the daughter of John Ayrton
 

Children:

  1. Rhoda [1882-1893]
  2. Ethel [1885-1967]
  3. Elizabeth [1888-1888] who died aged 3 weeks
  4. Dorothy [1889-1891]
  5. Nora [1892-1892] who died aged 8 weeks

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden with their grandfather Matthew.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1896

Wadsworth, Barbara
[1945-] Art student who – in 1962 – won a competition to design the sign which marked the Halifax boundary as motorists entered the district. In addition to having her winning design used, she won a prize of 25 guineas. The competition was organised to mark the centenary of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. The sign remained until 199?

Wadsworth, Charles Geoffrey
[1906-19??] On 21st August 1932, he married Ena Woodhead at St Hilda's Church, Halifax


Ena was the daughter of
Thomas Scott Woodhead
 

Wadsworth, Charles William
[1858-19??] Son of George Wadsworth, carter.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a carter of Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1888] / a carter [1891] / a driver for provision stores [1901].

In 1888, he married Emma Fowler [1858-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Pellon Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of James Morrison Fowler, plumber
 

Children:

  1. May [b 1890] who was a draper's assistant [1911] and married [Q3/1912] William H Hoyle in Halifax
  2. James Willie

The family lived at

  • 34 Abbott Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 St James Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 83 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 41 Abbey Walk, Halifax [1916]

Living with them in 1901 was mother-in-law Sarah E Fowler [b  1826].

Charles William died in 1904 (aged 47).

Living with them in 1911 were 2 boarders

Wadsworth, Christopher
[1836-1904] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton mule piecer / cotton manufacturer [1891].

He became a partner with Edward Whiteley in J. F. & E. Whiteley & Company.

In 1893, Edward Whiteley died and Wadsworth became sole proprietors. He carried on the business as Christopher Wadsworth.

On 13th October 1867, he married Sarah Whiteley [1845-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Joe Thomas [1868-1900] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  2. Lee [1869-1900] who was a manager of cotton spinning [1901]
  3. Elisha (f) [1871-1942] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1873] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  5. Ann Elizabeth [b 1876] who was an elementary teacher [1891, 1901]
  6. Lydia [b 1878] who was an elementary teacher [1901]

The family lived at

  • Wakefield Road, Brighouse [1891]
  • 19 Wakefield Road, Brighouse [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was granddaughter Nellie Wadsworth [b 1888].

Christopher died 13th December 1904.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,561 0/5d.

Probate was granted to Josiah Oldroyd Hirst (draper), Walter Coates (clothier), and Charles Albert Ellis (leather lace manufacturer) 

Wadsworth, E.
[18??-18??] Wholesale grocer at Halifax.

In September 1865, he was declared bankrupt

Wadsworth, Edmund
[1766-1844] Son of Mr Wadsworth

Born at Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield.

He married Sarah Shackleton.


Sarah was the daughter of Zachariah Shackleton
 

Children:

  1. Zachariah [1787-1876]

Edmund is recorded at Higher Murgatshaw Farm, Stansfield [around 1840]

Wadsworth, Eli
[1776-1861] Clock & watch maker in Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son who was a Councillor [1861]

Wadsworth, Elijah
[1859-1???] Son of Peter Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer's labourer [1871] / a cotton spinner [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a dairy farmer [1901] / a retired dairy farmer [1911]

In 1905, he was at Bents Farm, Norland when he was fined 2/6d plus 18/6d costs for selling milk adulterated with borax. The chemical was used as a preservative.

In [Q4] 1881, he married Mary Hannah Normanton [1857-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Hannah was born in Soyland, the daughter of Joe Normanton, a spinner
 

Children:

  1. Annie E [b 1885]
  2. Vernon [b 1886] who was an office boy [1901]
  3. Lucy [1887-1894]

The family lived at

Wadsworth, Elizabeth
[1675-1734] Daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

She married Mr Woodhead and Mr Steel.

She died at Brearley Mill

Wadsworth, Elizabeth
[1761-1837] Daughter of Rev John Wadsworth.

She was educated at Mr Lumley's Boarding School for Ladies, York, where she met Anne Lister, Elizabeth Patchett and Caroline Walker.

The 2 volumes of her diary give many details of life in the district.

She lived at Holdsworth House with Rev John Wadsworth.

She was a regular worshipper at Illingworth Church.

She has been described as

The Lady Bountiful of Holdsworth, Bradshaw and Illingworth

She gave money for building the church of St John the Evangelist, Bradshaw [£700], Popples Almshouses, Popples School for the poor of Holdsworth, Ovenden Female Benefit Society, and the poor of Bradford, Calverley and Idle [£200 to each incumbent of these places] and left £10 to the poor of Elland, £5 to the poor of Holdsworth, and the balance to the residents at the Almshouses.

She left her estate to a distant relative, Matthew Ayrton, on the condition that he took the name, Henry Wadsworth.

She died at Holdsworth House [5th April 1837] (aged 77).

She was buried at Calverley.

She is mentioned in Graptolite's Stray Notes on Bradshaw

Wadsworth, Everelda
[1677-1705] Of Elland.

Daughter of Timothy Wadsworth.

She married Rev David Hartley.

She died [14th July 1705] shortly after the birth of their son David.

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, Farrar
[1853-1909] Born in Salterhebble.

He was a wheelwright [1901].

In [Q4] 1874, he married Martha Ann Whitaker [1853-19??] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Salterhebble
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1878] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  2. Tom [b 1883] who was an apprentice carpenter [1901]
  3. Beatrice [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Sarah [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Effie [b 1893]

The family lived at 2 Wood Terrace, Salterhebble [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was brother-in-law Henry Whitaker [b 1841] (tailor) 

Wadsworth, George
[1???-19??] He was a partner in a Halifax taxi business [1949].

In 1949, he married Hermione Dobson in Halifax

Wadsworth, George
[17??-18??] He was landlord of the Globe, Halifax [1821, 1822] / a farmer.

He married Hannah Bottomley.

Children:

  1. Henry

The family lived at Great Albion Street, Halifax [1840s]

Wadsworth, George
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Wadsworth, George
[1836-18??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cloth finisher [1871] / a labourer stone quarry [1881] / a carrier [1886].

He married Sarah [1833-1???].


Sarah was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Lavinia [b 1856]
  2. Charles William [b 1858] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  3. Fred [b 1863] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  4. Mary Ellen [b 1865] who was a cotton piecer [1881] and married Thomas Palmer
  5. Emma [b 1869] who was a card room hand [1881], a rover worsted [1891]
  6. Allen [b 1871] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  7. Alice [b 1875] who was a rover worsted [1891]

The family lived at

  • Booth Bridge, Rishworth [1871]
  • Booth Wood, Rishworth [1881]
  • 18 Horne Street, Halifax [1891]

George was dead by 1891

Living with the widowed Sarah in 1891 were daughter Mary Ellen Palmer and grandsons Thomas Palmer [b 1887] & Leonard Palmer [b 1888]

Wadsworth, George
[1861-1932] Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber [1891].

On 11th March 1891, he married Sarah Elizabeth Firth Binns [1861-1924] in Halifax.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold Victor

The family lived at 61 Church Street, Halifax [1911]

Wadsworth, George Henry
[1847-1905] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He was apprenticed to William Richardson and accompanied him on lecture tours as a technical assistant.

George set up his own business in North Parade, and then in Regent Street, Halifax.

The business later passed to Mackereth Opticians and Gutsell's.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Allen
  2. Willie

The family lived at 309 Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905.

See Richardson's William Richardson & Son

Wadsworth, Giles
[1852-1900] Son of Amos Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton factory worker [1861] / a cotton mill hand [1871] / a farmer of 40 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891, 1898].

In 1871, he married Lucy Wadsworth in Halifax [1852-1???].

Children:

  1. Erilda [1872-1953] who was a woollen weaver [1891] and married [1893] Benjamin Roberts
  2. Ivy [b 1876] who was a cotton winder [1891]
  3. Rosa [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a woollen mender [1901]
  4. Mary [b 1882] a worsted twister [1901]
  5. Joseph [1885-1898]

The family lived at

  • Cockroft, Rishworth [1871]
  • Mans Head, Soyland [1881]
  • Farm House, Milner Place, Luddenden Foot [1891]
  • Bottoms Farm, Luddenden Foot [1898]
  • Farm, 3 Milner Place, Luddenden Foot [1901]

On 5th November 1898, son Joseph died following a firework accident in which he tried to extinguish a lit squib, but the flame ignited about 24 other fireworks in his jacket and trousers. The jury recorded the cause of death as heart failure from exhaustion, due to the burns.

Giles died 1st December 1900

Wadsworth, Harold
[1897-1916] Of Todmorden.

Son of Alice & G. Wadsworth of 12 Sackville Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz [A 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wadsworth, Harold Victor
[1892-1918] Son of George Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax [2nd November 1892].

He was a wool sorter [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [17th July 1917], and served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He drowned at sea [26th February 1918].

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

Wadsworth, Harriet Ann
[18??-19??] Of 90 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

She was injured – a badly grazed hip – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Wadsworth, Harry
[18??-19??] Partner in the Melbourne Clothing Company.

They lived at Great Stubb Barn [1927]

Wadsworth, Harry
[1869-19??] Born in Halifax.

Son of James Wadsworth.

He was a hurrier [at the age of 13] / a coal miner [1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1890, he married Irene Haigh [1872-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Maude [b 1894] who was a worsted spinner
  2. James [b 1896] who was a worsted doffer
  3. Sam
  4. Harry [b 1902]
  5. Mary [b 1905]
  6. Irene [b 1907]
  7. Jack [b 1910]

The family lived at

Wadsworth, Harry
[1875-19??] Son of James Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He worked as joiner/cabinet maker/undertaker [from 1884 until he retired in 1947]. His workshop was at the east end of South View. He kept a record of all the funerals he was involved with [1884-1947]. He was connected with Southowram Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.

In 1907 he married Fanny Wilkins.

Children:

  1. Kathleen Mildred [b 1910]
  2. Raymond J [b 1912]

The family lived at 10 South View, Southowram

Wadsworth, Harry
[1896-1916] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron moulder [1911] / a moulding apprentice at Campbell's Gas Engine Works / a member of Luddendenfoot Old Boys football team / a member of Campbell's football team / a member of Warley Cricket Club / a member of Warley Clough Primitive Methodist Sunday School.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served in the Dardanelles and Egypt, where he was hospitalised for 17 weeks with septic poisoning.

His brother Albert was in the same platoon, and dug Harry out when he was one of 4 men buried by an explosion caused by a shell which hit the top of the parapet. Harry was breathing only faintly, and died of suffocation [7th September 1916].

He was buried at the Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood [Special Memorial 12]

Wadsworth, Henry
[16??-16??] Of Peacock House, Warley [1650]

In 1657, he bought Holdsworth House, Ovenden

Wadsworth, Henry
[1611-1677] Heywood records


Henry Wadsworth, near Luddingden was well and dead in an hours time.

Buried in his garden 10th April 1677. Age 66.

A great Quaker.

Very rich

 

Wadsworth, Henry
[1697-1765] Son of John Wadsworth.

He married Mary [d 1745].

Children:

  1. Deborah [bapt 1717]
  2. John
  3. Ann [bapt 1722]
  4. Esther [1725-1807] who married Rev J. Thwaites

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel at Halifax Parish Church.

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

Wadsworth, Henry
[18??-1???] Around 1865, he established business as a printer, newsagent, bookseller and stationer at New Bank, Halifax. In 1875, he moved to Cross Hills, Halifax. In 1879, he opened a branch post office.

In the 1880s, the business was taken over by his son-in-law, Thomas Priestley

Wadsworth, Henry
[1821-1901] Son of George Wadsworth.

Born at the Globe, Halifax.

He was an apprentice cartwright [1841] / a wheelwright [1845] / a smith & wheelwright [1866] / a master wheelwright employing 3 men [1871] / a councillor for Market Ward. He was in business at Thomas Street, Halifax [1866] where he built new premises dated HW AD 1870.

After he retired [around 1878], the business carried on as Henry Wadsworth & Son.

On 20th December 1845, he married Sarah Taylor [18??-1903].

Children:

  1. John [1846-1848]
  2. Eliza Ann who died aged 10 months [1848]
  3. Thomas who died aged 13 months [1857]
  4. Robert
  5. George
  6. Alfred
  7. daughter
  8. daughter
  9. daughter

The family lived at

  • 28 Scott's Row, Halifax [1851]
  • Lower Westgate [1861]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Wadsworth, Henry
[1847-1918] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Partner in Hayley & Wadsworth [1905].

He married Elizabeth Howarth [1848-19??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1872]
  2. Herbert Henry [b 1876]
  3. Florence [b 1881]
  4. Ethel [b 1886]

Wadsworth, Henry Hodgson
[1871-1929] Son of John Henry Wadsworth

He and his brother Milford Ayrton were boarders at Edleston's School [1881].

He died in Saskatchewan, Canada

Wadsworth, Jack
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wadsworth, Jack
[1912-1943] Son of Thomas Holroyd Wadsworth.

In [Q4] 1941, he married Olive Kay in Halifax.

They lived at Stump Cross.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

He died 4th October 1943 (aged 31) 

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland [782]

Wadsworth, James
[18??-1861] A weaver living at Smith's Buildings, Range Bank. He was also known for travelling around the district as a hawker of cockles and mussels.

He was married twice. His first wife died when she fell from the chamber into a lower room at their home in Ann Street. Some time previous to that, his son had drowned whilst they were bathing at Salterhebble.

On Tuesday, 26th November 1861, his body was found hanging by a chain from the roof of a stable which he occupied near North Bridge. It seems that during the previous week, he had soiled his clothes in the stable, and with the result that he spoiled a piece of cloth which he was working on. This lost him his job as a weaver. This, and the several events, preyed on his mind such that he attempted to cut his throat with a razor, but his daughter stopped him. He then went on to hang himself

Wadsworth, James
[18??-19??] He established business as a furrier [1857].

He had business in a building at the junction of Northgate and Winding Road. The Timeform building was built on the site.


Question: Is he the same person as James Wadsworth?

 

Recorded in 1936 at 19 Silver Street, Halifax when J. Wainhouse was proprietor.

About the bear in the photograph, Stephen Gee in his book Old Halifax, writes that it


.. came to Halifax with a performing troupe but unfortunately grew to be too old to perform any longer. Wadsworth purchased the bear and it was then put down using a humane killer at Halifax slaughterhouse. The bear was stuffed and remained in the window of the Silver street premises until 1945, when it was given to Leeds City Museum
 

Wadsworth, James
[1825-1903] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

He was a manager (cotton spinning) [1871] / landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms, Rishworth [1881] / landlord of the Cunning Corner, Rishworth [1891].

On 1st January 1848, he married Jane Johnson [1828-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Joseph [1854-1931] who was a cotton operative [1871], a licensed victualler [1903]
  3. Samuel [1859-1889] who was a cotton operative [1871]
  4. Johnson [1861-1909] who was a cotton operative [1871], a mill manager [1903]
  5. James [1863-1864]

The family lived at 71 Lee Crescent, Ripponden [1903]

James died 8th April 1903.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,891 5/-.

Probate was granted to sons Thomas, Joseph, and Johnson

Wadsworth, James
[1833-1916] He was described as the oldest tradesman in Halifax [1916] / a member of Square Congregational Church, Halifax / a member of the Halifax Drapers' & Hosiers' Association / a member of the Halifax Boot & Shoe Trades Association.


Question: Is he the same person as James Wadsworth?

 

He died at Savile Grange [1916] (aged 83) 

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Wadsworth, James
[1845-1870] In 1867, he married Emma Tasker [1848-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Annie [b 1870]

Wadsworth, James
[1849-1930] Son of John Wadsworth.

Born in Southowram.

He was a half-time worker at John Holdsworth & Company Limited [at the age of 7] / a full-time joiner for the firm [at the age of 12] / a joiner/cabinet maker / as undertaker / connected with Southowram Wesleyan Chapel.

In 1875, he established James Wadsworth & Sons.

In 1873, he married Sarah Ann Clayton from Southowram.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Edith [1876-1952] who married [1913] Herbert Fawcett in 1913
  3. Mona [1879-1967] who married [1907] Francis Arnold Smith
  4. John Evelyn [b 1888]

The family lived at

He was buried at Wesleyan Chapel, Southowram

Wadsworth, James Willie
[1893-1916] Son of Charles William Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He moved to Lincolnshire to work on a farm for 2 years.

On 4th December 1912, James sailed from London to Fremantle, Western Australia, aboard the Australind.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 51st Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He saw action in Egypt and in the Dardanelles, where he was wounded.

He was with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

He died from a gunshot wound in the knee [1st September 1916] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [X B 1A].

He is remembered on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Wadsworth, Jeremiah
[1817-1898] Son of Joseph Wadsworth.

He was apprenticed to a local blacksmith near the New Inn, Ripponden / a blacksmith [1851] / a blacksmith employing 2 boys [1861, 1871, 1881, 1891]

Established Jeremiah Wadsworth & Sons Limited.

In 1837, he married Ann Woffenden/Wolfenden [1818-19??] in Rishworth.

Children:

  1. Sally [b 1842]
  2. Sam [b 1844]
  3. Mary [b 1847]
  4. Miles
  5. Martha Ann [b 1852]

His sons all became engineers and draughtsmen.

The family lived at

  • Booth Wood, Rishworth, Ripponden [1841]
  • Wood Nook, Ripponden [1851, 1861]
  • 1 Vine Terrace, Soyland, Ripponden [1871, 1881, 1891]

Wadsworth, John
[1645-1715] Of Holdsworth House. He married Deborah [d 1697].

Children:

  1. Mary who died young
  2. Martha who died young
  3. Deborah who died young
  4. Henry
  5. Elizabeth [16??-1733] who married Rev Daniel Bentley
  6. Susannah

A doorway at Holdsworth House Farm is dated W ID 1693 for the couple.

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel atHalifax Parish Church.

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

Wadsworth, Rev John
[1720-1782] BA.

Son of Henry Wadsworth.

He was Vicar of Coley [1768] / Curate at Halifax [1769].

He married Miss Hemingway [1718-1804].


His wife was the sister of Henry Hemingway of Boldshay, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Henry [bapt 1753]
  2. John [bapt 1755-1800]
  3. Samuel [1757-1774]
  4. James [bapt 1758]
  5. Elizabeth [1760] who died in infancy
  6. Elizabeth

The family lived at Holdsworth House.

He gave £25 towards rebuilding Illingworth Church in 1777.

He is mentioned in Graptolite's Stray Notes on Bradshaw.

There is a memorial to some members of the family in the Holdsworth Chapel at Halifax Parish Church.

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

Wadsworth, John
[1797-1864] Eldest Son of Rev Joseph Wadsworth.

Baptised at Ripponden [21st May 1797].

In 1818, he and Joseph Norcliffe started a Sunday School at Parrack Nook. They taught the children in a room next to that used for services.

He was Superintendent of the Sunday School

Wadsworth, John
[1821-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was an excavator [1880] / an excavator/navvy

In 18??, he married (1) Hannah [1823-1???] from Hipperholme.

Children:

  1. George Henry
  2. James
  3. Joe [b 1855]

Hannah died between 1871 and 1881.

In 1880, he married (2) Elizabeth Freeman in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Job Freeman and 22 years younger than John
 

Children:

  1. Emily Ann [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Siddal Top, Southowram [1851]
  • Chapel Lane, Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911]

Wadsworth, John
[1838-1???] Slater at Halifax.

He married Mary [1839-1???] from Ovenden.

Children:

  1. J. H. [b 1859]
  2. Isaac [b 1863]
  3. John [b 1863]
  4. Wright [b 1867]
  5. Mary H. [b 1869]

His sons became slaters and plasterers.

The family lived at

  • 55 King Cross Road, Halifax [1871]
  • Elizabeth Street, Elland [1881]

In July 1881, he was declared bankrupt

Wadsworth, John
[1838-1922] Son of Unknown (no father's name on marriage record).

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cloth miller [1857, 1861, 1871]; a worsted fuller & a local preacher [1881]; a cloth miller [1891]; a foreman fuller [1900]; elected to Sowerby District Council [1900]; a cloth miller [1901]; a retired blanket fuller [1911]

He worked for the Methodist New Connexion School, Boulderclough, where he was a teacher of the Young Men's class [for many years]; superintendent [from 1907] In 1907, he was presented with a writing desk by the young men in appreciation of his services at the School.

On 10th April 1857, he married Lydia Haigh [1839-1916] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lydia was the daughter of John Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1859] who was a woollen piecener [1871], a mechanic [1881], a fitter iron trade [1891]
  2. Wright [b 1864] who was a clerk [1881]
  3. Walter [b 1868] who was a woollen piecer [1881], a clogger & music teacher [1891], a clogger [1922]
  4. Albert [b 1872] who was a clogger [1891]
  5. Malinda [b 1874] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  6. Miriam [b 1879] who was a cloth weaver (woollen) [1891, 1901]
  7. Milton [b 1884] who was a belt stitcher [1901] who married [1907] Harriet Hanson

In 1861, John, Lydia and son Henry were living at 1 Upper Stone, Sowerby with Lydia's parents.

The family lived at

  • Hey End, Sowerby [1871]
  • Clough, Sowerby [1881]
  • Boulderclough, Luddenden Foot, Sowerby [1891]
  • Glen View, Sowerby [1900, 1901, 1911]

Lydia died in 1916.

John died 25th October 1922.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £298. Probate was granted to son Walter and Thomas Henry Barrett (road foreman) 

Wadsworth, John
[1841-1915]

He was a Liberal / a member of Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden & School / surveyor for Soyland Council / nuisance inspector for Soyland Council.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. son

The family lived at 55 Rochdale Road, Ripponden.

He died 29th April 1915 (aged 74).

He was buried at Rishworth Independent Church

Wadsworth, John
[1842-1900] Senior partner in G. Wadsworth & Son

They lived at South Grove, Lister Lane, Halifax [1900].

He left an estate of £17,767 [gross] and £6457 [net]. He left his furniture and household effects to his wife, and the rest in trust to pay her income during her widowhood. In the event of her remarrying, she was to receive one half of the income for the rest of her life, with the remainder to be in trust in equal shares for all of his children

Wadsworth, John
[1864-19??] Son of William Wadsworth, joiner.

Born in Warley.

He was a labourer of Cliffe, Warley [1887] / a flour miller [1891] / a corn miller [1901, 1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Ann Brearley [1867-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Causeway Head, Warley, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of John Albert Brearley, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred Ernest / Ernest [b 1887] who was a maker up cotton [1901], an iron planer [1911]
  2. Arnold [b 1890] who was an iron turner [1911]
  3. Albert [b 1892] who was a cotton twiner [1911]
  4. Harry

The family lived at

  • 15 Causeway Head, Warley [1891]
  • 9 Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 9 Causeway Steps, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Sons Albert & Harry served in World War I. Harry died in the conflict

Wadsworth, John Henry
[1850-1877] Son of Matthew Henry Wadsworth.

Born in Ovenden.

He was an architect and surveyor.

He inherited the Holdsworth estate from his father.

In 1878, he sold the White Swan, Holmfield to Webster's.

On 28th July 1870, he married Annie Eliza Hodgson [1849-1895] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Henry Hodgson
  2. Milford Ayrton [1873-1944] who died in Kensington, London

The family lived at Holdsworth House.

In 1881, the 2 boys were boarders at Edleston's School.

It is said that John Henry ran up considerable debts.

John Henry died at Holdsworth House [4th November 1877].

He was buried at Illingworth Church [8th November 1877]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100. Probate was granted to Robert Eastburn of Blackroyd Farm, Ovenden (stuff finisher).

After his death, the family moved to Surrey.

Annie Eliza died in Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

She was buried at Illingworth Church [26th October 1895]

Wadsworth, John Holroyd
[1891-1917] Son of Walter Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland [6th February 1891].

He was

  • a twister (cotton) [1911]
  • a member of the orchestra of Todmorden Musical Society
  • a member of the orchestra of Knowlwood School
  • a violinist at Todmorden Olympia [for 2¾ years]
  • a violinist in the pit orchestra of Blackpool Hippodrome [1915]

During World War I, he enlisted as a violinist, and served as a Private in the Drum & Fife band / Lewis gunner with the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He was killed whilst carrying rations to the men in the trenches [7th February 1917] (aged 26).

He was buried at the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel [Special Mem 24].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden

Wadsworth, Rev Joseph
[17??-18??] Of Rishworth. He served at Clitheroe, Lancashire.

In 1823, he preached at the anniversary of the Sunday School at Parrack Nook. He made frequent visits to preach at the Chapel.

He married Martha.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Richard [bapt 1797]
  3. William [bapt 1803]
  4. David [1805-1898]
  5. Peter [bapt 1808]
  6. Nathan [bapt 1811]
  7. son
  8. son
  9. son
  10. son

Wadsworth, Joseph
[17??-18??] Son of Joseph Wadsworth.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. George [bapt 1815]
  2. Jeremiah
  3. Samuel [bapt 1820]
  4. Amos [bapt 1822]
  5. John
  6. David
  7. Peter
  8. Nathan
  9. son
  10. son

Wadsworth, Joseph
[17??-1806] Yeoman farmer in Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joseph

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1787-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wadsworth, Joseph
[18??-18??] Halifax organist. He published a Selection of Psalms and Hymn Tunes [1852]

Wadsworth, Joseph
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the Grenadier Guards.

He died in the conflict.

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

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1815-1891] Son of Abel Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1841] / a professor of music [1851] / a teacher of music and tailor [1861] / a teacher of music, organist and tailor [1871] / a professor of music [1881]

He married Mary Ross [1825-1???] in Halifax [1854].

Children:

  1. Helen Elizabeth [b 1857] who was an assistant tailor [1871]
  2. twins Margaret Ross
  3. Annie Ross [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • 39 Hume Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 16 Carlton Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 33 Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1881]
  • 16 Milton Street, Halifax [with their son-in-law Herbert Furness 1891]

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1818-1886] Son of Benjamin Wadsworth, waterman.

Born in Warley.

He was a blacksmith [1844] / a waterman [1851, 1861] / a boatman [1871] / a boatman barge lighterman [1881].

In 1844 , he married Patience Booth [1819-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Patience was the daughter of John Booth, weaver
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [1851] who died in infancy
  2. Alice [b 1852] who was a cotton reeler [1871, 1881, 1891]
  3. Benjamin [b 1855]
  4. Sarah Hannah [bapt 1856] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  5. Rachel Maria [b 1858] who was a cotton spinner [1871]
  6. John [b 1860]
  7. Mary Elizabeth [1864-1???] who was a cotton reeler [1881, 1891] and married John Jennings

The family lived at

  • Smith Buildings, 16 Wharf Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • 16 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Turk's Head, Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 5 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was grandson John H Wadsworth [aged 6 months].

Living with the widowed Patience in 1891 were granddaughter Amy Marsh [aged 8], and boarder John Jennings

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1839-19??] Born in Norland/Sowerby.

He was ag.lab [1861] / a bread baker [1871, 1881] / landlord at the Grove, Rastrick [1898, 1901]

He married Elizabeth [1840-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah Maria [b 1858] who married Frederick Holmes
  2. Selina [b 1865]

In 1891, David Robertshaw [1869-1???] of Shipley, a baker's assistant, was living with the family and listed as adopted son.

The family lived at

  • Boy Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • Hey's Terrace, Ovenden [1871]
  • 26 Sutcliffe Street, Ovenden [1881, 1891]
  • the Grove, Rastrick [1901]
  • 101 Shroggs Road, Wheatley [1911]

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1844-1???] In December 1859, he was charged with
feloniously placing 2 stones on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Elland on 27th July 1859, with intent to endanger the lives of persons travelling thereon

Ann Buckley, gatekeeper at the level crossing, saw Wadsworth place something on the line which she later found to be 2 flat stones. She alerted the stationmaster, Mr Hepworth. At the assizes, the defence questioned whether the boy would have done this within the sight of the gatekeeper's cottage, and the case rested solely on Mrs Buckley's unsupported testimony. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty

Wadsworth, Joseph
[1916-1941] He was educated at Rishworth National School / employed at Scarborough Mills, Halifax.

He married Queenie May.

They lived at Booth Wood, Rishworth.

During World War II, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He drowned 5th December 1941 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Wadsworth, Margaret Ross
[1859-1???] Twin daughter of Joseph Wadsworth.

She was a dressmaker [1881].

She married Herbert S. Furness

Wadsworth, Mary
[17??-1???] She established Mary Wadsworth's Charity.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Wadsworth, Matthew
[17??-1???] Soldier.

He married Susey [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. Ann

Wadsworth, Matthew
[1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Wadsworth, Matthew Henry

Wadsworth, Miles
[1849-1924] Son of Jeremiah Wadsworth.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a striker for a smith [1861] / a blacksmith [1871, 1881] / an engineer / an inventor / Managing Directory of Jerry Wadsworth & Sons Limited / a Director of the Ryburn Mill Company

In 1872, he married Hannah Greenwood [1850-1???] from Rishworth, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1875]
  2. Mary [b 1878]
  3. Lawrence [b 1880]
  4. Harry [b 1882]
  5. Louis [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 2 Vine Terrace, Soyland, Ripponden [1881, 1891]
  • 230 Oldham Road, Soyland [1901]
  • 228 View Terrace, Ripponden [1911]
  • Oak Bank, Ripponden

Wadsworth, Percy
[1892-1918] Son of Albert Horace Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1892].

He was a member of St Jude's Church, Savile Park / educated at Halifax Secondary School [1901] & Halifax Tech [1911] / an apprentice at Campbell's / employed by Vickers in Sheffield.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Ethel Holden in Halifax.

They lived at 15 Craven Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was twice mentioned in dispatches.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Pozières Memorial [27 & 28], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Wadsworth, Peter
[1809-1881] He was a stone mason [1841] / a stone mason employing 10 men & farmer of 20 acres [1851] / a stone mason & farmer of 19 acres [1861] / a stone mason [1871]

In 1834?, he married (1) Sarah Greenwood [1810-1851] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1835]
  2. Joseph [b 1837] who was a stone mason [1851]
  3. John [b 1839]
  4. Thomas [b 1841] who was a cotton piecer [1851], a stone mason [1861]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1844] who was a cotton factory worker [1861]
  6. Lewis [b 1847] who was an agricultural labourer [1861]

Sally died in 1851.

In 1853, he married (2) Betty Beverley [1826-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1857] who was a farm servant [1871], a housekeeper [1881]
  2. Elijah
  3. Fred [b 1861] who was a factory operative [1871], a stone mason [1881]
  4. Ben [b 1863] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  5. Ellen [b 1867] who was a cotton reeler [1881]

The family lived at

  • Cockcroft, Rishworth [1841, 1851, 1861]
  • Far Cockcroft, Rishworth [1871, 1881]

Peter died in [Q1] 1881.

In the 1881 census, daughter Hannah was head of the household

Wadsworth, Richard
[1???-15??] Of Wadsworth.

The proceedings of the Yorkshire Star Chamber record that

... Richard Waddesworth of Waddesworth and his predecessors had held a stall or seat in Heptonstall Church for some time ... [but] ... on 12th October 1530, 13 people led by James Stannesfeld of Stannesfeld with force and in a riotous manner did hewe, brak and pullyd up the said stalle and sete.

Some of the offenders were named as Thomas Stannesfeld, William Stannesfeld, Adam Stannesfeld, Randolff Newhall, Edmund Cley, and Robert ferror of Heptonstall

Wadsworth, Richard
[1???-1753] Son of Martha & John Wadsworth.

He was a schoolmaster at Rishworth.

In 1741, he signed a lease for Rawtonstall from the Saviles for which he had inherited tenant rights.

In 1743, he is described as Gentleman in a deed in which he was assigned NarCockcroft in Rishworth by John Fielden of Inchfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

He lived at Upper Goat House, Rishworth [1740].

He died in 1753 leaving property which included Cage in Heptonstall, Pepper Hill, Midgley, and Box House, Midgley

Wadsworth, Richard
[17??-17??] Son of Richard Wadsworth.

He was educated at St John's College / ordained in 1747

Wadsworth, Richard
[18??-1???] He was a farmer at Rawtenstall.

He married Mary Whittam [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Betty [18??-1890] who married William Crabtree

Wadsworth, Robert
[1852-1922] Son of Henry Wadsworth.

Partner in Henry Wadsworth & Son

Wadsworth, Robert of
[13??-13??] A merchant living in Stansfield. Recorded in 1379,, when he paid 1/- tax whilst most of the other 42 taxpayers in Stansfield paid 4d

Wadsworth, Sam
[1900-1918] Son of Harry Wadsworth.

He lived with his parents at 59 Steep Bank Side, Southowram Bank.

He was a member of the Halifax Boys Brigade / a member of Sion Branch Congregational Church, Bank Top.

During World War I, he served as a Drummer with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He was wounded, and died at Shelf Sanatorium [7th March 1918] (aged 18).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2404].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top.

He is remembered on a memorial in Halifax Parish Church and on the lectern which was previously at Sion Branch Congregational Church, Bank Top

Wadsworth, Samuel
[17??-18??]

In 1798, he married Mary Hamer [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Samuel

Wadsworth, Samuel
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Wadsworth, Samuel
[1803-1877] Son of Samuel Wadsworth.

Born in Barkisland

He was a fancy weaver [1851].

On 1st March 1824, he married Ellen (Eleanor) Hey [1804-1879] at Elland Parish Church.


Ellen was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Joseph [1826-1833]
  3. Thomas [1828-1906] who was a cotton twister [1891]
  4. Frances / Fanny [1830-1831] who died aged 9 months
  5. Grace [1832-1883] who was a fancy weaver [1891] and never married
  6. David [1835-1889] who was a cotton mule piecer [1891]
  7. Christopher
  8. Sophia [1839-1909] who was a fancy weaver [1891] and married John Hirst
  9. Dan / Daniel [1841-1871] who was a bobbin winder [1891]
  10. Younger [1843-1873] who was an errand boy [1891] and married Rachel Elizabeth Barrett
  11. Ann [1845-1921
  12. Henry
  13. Jane [1851-1901]

Samuel died 25th May 1977 (aged 74).

Ellen died 11th March 1879 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head

Wadsworth, Sykes
[1881-1???] Son of William Wadsworth.

Born in Elland.

He was a cab driver [1901] / a van man [1911]

In 1908, he married Ruth Standeven [1883-19??] from Greetland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1909]
  2. Vera [b 1910]

The family lived at 8 Plains Lane, Elland [with his parents 1911]

Wadsworth, Thomas
[1831-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was County Court clerk [1891].

He married Mary E. [1827-1???].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Dora E. [b 1854]
  2. Thirza S. [b 1857]

The family lived at 56 Free School Lane, Halifax [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was cousin Jane Dean [b 1819] and visitor William B. Brook [b 1868] (chemist & druggist assistant) 

Wadsworth, Thomas
[1831-1902] Son of Abel Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

Cousin of Abel Dean.

He was organist at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax [1842] / organist at Square Chapel, Halifax / organist at South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax. In 1851, he was living with his parents and listed as a solicitor, writing clerk, insurance agent and organist.

In 1890, he conducted the last Piece Hall Sing

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Wadsworth, Thomas
[1852-1912] Son of James Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Rose & Crown, Cheapside / licensed victualler at the Pine Apple, Halifax [1891, 1901] / landlord of the White Horse Inn, Hebden Bridge [1905-1909].

In [Q3] 1872, he married (1) Mary Ellen White [1853-1882] in Manchester.

On 16th November 1882, he married (2) Annie Mary Oxley [1857-1929] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1884]
  2. Harry [b 1885] who was an apprentice electrical engineer [1901], an electrical engineer [1912]
  3. Frederick Oxley [b 1886] who was a wire manufacturer's clerk [1901], a hosier [1912]
  4. Florence Annie [b 1888]
  5. Hettie [b 1890]
  6. Gertrude [b 1895]

The family lived at 31 Clapton Avenue, Halifax [1912].

Thomas died 3rd March 1912.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,474 16/- [Resworn £1,555 17/-].

Probate was granted to his widow Annie Mary and sons Harry & Frederick Oxley

Wadsworth, Thomas
[1890-1918] Son of Ellen (née Ogden) & John William Wadsworth.

Born in Luddendenfoot [4th April 1890].

He was a member of St George's Church, Sowerby / chauffeur to Walter Garnett of Grafton House, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1912, he married Gertrude Brayshaw in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1912]
  2. Hilda [b 1914]

They lived at 3 Mearclough Cottage, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 46th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died 1st August 1918.

He was buried at the Pernes British Cemetery [III A 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Saint James's United Methodist Free Church, Luddenden

Wadsworth, Thomas Henry
[1858-1910] Son of Mr Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He married Mary Hannah Smith [1850-1927].

They had no children.

They brought up their nephew Arthur Wadsworth

They lived at Elland

Wadsworth, Thomas Holroyd
[18??-19??] Of Barkisland.

In [Q2] 1900, he married Annie Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Jack

Wadsworth, Thomas W.
[1???-19??] Underclothing manufacturer. He was at 13 Prescott Street, Halifax [1936]

Wadsworth, Timothy
[1???-16??] Clothier.

He lived at Brearley Old Hall, Luddendenfoot.

He married Sibyll Ramsden.

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Timothy

On 1st October 1658, Timothy Wadsworth and Sibbell, his wife, surrendered Shaw Booth to John, son of Samuel Colbeck of Warley

Wadsworth, Timothy
[1646-1697] Younger son of Timothy Wadsworth. Rastrick attorney [1672]. In 1684, he built the stone bridge at County Bridge, Mytholmroyd.

He married Elizabeth [d 1704].

Children:

  1. Mary [1668-1703] who married John Garnett from Gilstead, Bingley
  2. Susanna [1672-1680]
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Everelda
  5. Anne

The family lived at Brearley Old Hall, Luddendenfoot

Wadsworth, Timothy
[1668-1722] Of Ovenden. He was buried at Luddenden

Wadsworth, Walter
[1868-19??] Born in Barkisland.

He was a foreman plate moulder [1911].

On 13th May 1889, he married Eliza Holroyd at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza was born in Barkisland, the daughter of
Uriah Holroyd
 

Children:

  1. Florence [1889-1963] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. John Holroyd

The family lived at 3 West Street, Todmorden [1911].

Son John Holroyd died in World War I.

In 1926, Walter, Eliza & Florence emigrated to the USA

Wadsworth, William
[17??-17??] Of King's Farm, Hebden Bridge. In 1776, he complained about having the water to his premises cut off by William Cockcroft.

The case was heard at the York Assizes. A number of older people testified that the tenant of King's Farm had the right to the water except in the hay season, and that the water could be diverted at hay time, but it was customary for the occupiers of the White Lion to give gifts, including

a quart of ale and a plate of gooseberries

to speed up the harvest

Wadsworth, William
[1838-1924] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1861] / a greengrocer [1871, 1881] / a cab proprietor [1891] / a cab and carriage proprietor, carting agent and furniture remover at Bridge End Livery Stables, Elland [1905]

In 1859, he married Hannah Sykes [1838-1???] from Elland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John W [b 1859]
  2. Frances Ann [b 1861]
  3. Frederic [b 1864] who was a railway porter [1891]
  4. Thomas [b 1866]
  5. James [b 1869] who was an assistant cab proprietor [1891]
  6. Joe [b 1872] who was a cab driver [1891, 1901]
  7. Albert Edward [b 1873]
  8. Hannah Mary [b 1876]
  9. Sykes

The family lived at

  • 34 New Street, Elland [1861, 1871]
  • 2 Bankbottom, Elland [1881, 1891]
  • Bridge End, Elland [1901]
  • 8 Plains Lane, Elland [1911]

Wadsworth, William Henry
[1851-1930] Born in Barkisland.

He was a cotton spinner [1883].

In 1883, he married Betty Hollas in Elland.


Betty was the daughter of
Henry Hollas
 

They had no children.

Betty was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [5th March 1902]

Wadsworth, Willie
[19??-19??] FBOA, FIO.

Son of George Wadsworth.

From around 1904, he was in charge of the optical business of W. Richardson & Son at North Parade.

In 1919, he also had Wadsworth's Camera Exchange at the same address.

In the 1930s, he bought the practice and moved to Regent Street, Halifax.

In 1949, he sold the practice to George Gutsell

Wadsworth, Wright
[1869-1893] Son of Mr Wadsworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a painter & decorator.

On 10th September 1891, he married Mary Alice Murgatroyd [1869-1931]


Mary Alice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Alfred [1893-1972] who served in the Royal Marines [during World War I]

Wright died in 1893.

In 1913, Mary Alice married Robert Wilson [1860-1925] in Halifax.

They lived at Horne Street

 

Wadsworth surname

The Wadsworth family
Richard de Waddesworth is recorded at Wadsworth in the 14th century.

See Holdsworth House, Holmfield




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