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Mr Whitworth [18??-1???]
Abraham Whitworth [1836-1920]
Charles Whitworth [17??-18??]
Edmund Whitworth [1846-1897]
Er Whitworth [1852-1893]
Ernest Whitworth [1890-1917]
H. Whitworth [17??-17??]
Harrop Whitworth [1886-1919]
Henry Whitworth [1???-18??]
Rev Henry Whitworth [17??-1768]
Henry Whitworth [1823-1904]
Herbert Whitworth [18??-19??]
Isaac Whitworth [18??-19??]
James Whitworth [1827-1???]
James Whitworth [1852-1???]
James Whitworth [1891-1917]
James Whitworth [1912-1944]
James Alfred Whitworth [1870-1941]
John Whitworth [1???-18??]
John Whitworth [17??-17??]
John Whitworth [1813-1861]
John Nesbit Whitworth [1898-1940]
Joseph Whiteley Whitworth [1848-1894]
Norman Whitworth [1894-1917]
Richard Whitworth [1750-1819]
Richard Whitworth [1779-1826]
Robert Whitworth [1733-1799]
Robert Whitworth [1781-1854]
Robert Whitworth [1847-1894]
Robert Whitworth [1854-1923]
Robert Baldwin Whitworth [1895-1983]
Samuel Whitworth [1814-1???]
Samuel Whitworth [1828-1876]
William Whitworth [1689-1762]
William Whitworth [17??-18??]
William Whitworth [18??-18??]
William Whitworth [1820-1900]
William Whitworth [1895-1916]
William Raglan Whitworth [1854-1903] 


Whitworth, Mr
[18??-1???] In June 1882, he placed a bet that he could run from the Railway Hotel, Walsden to Stoodley Pike and back in less than an hour. He won when he completed the task in 52 minutes

Whitworth, Abraham
[1836-1920] Known as Old Abe.

He was a cloth finisher employed by J. & S. L. Taylor Limited.

He eventually became the Managing Director

Whitworth, Charles
[17??-18??] A member of the Whitworth family of the Ryburn Valley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1802-1838] who married Moses Habergham

Whitworth, Edmund
[1846-1897] Son of William Whitworth.

Born in Birchenhead, near Wardle.

Baptised at Milnrow Parish Church [12th April 1846].

He was a millwright [1861] / a mechanic [1870, 1881] / a mechanical engineer [1891].

On 31st January 1870, he married Phoebe Arthington [1850-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.


Phoebe was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Hannah & John Arthington.

She was a woollen piecer [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1871]
  2. Harry [b 1873]
  3. William J. [b 1875]
  4. Robert [b 1878]
  5. Ellen [b 1880]
  6. Annie [b 1882]
  7. Alice [b 1885]
  8. Joseph [b 1888]
  9. Mary [b 1890]
  10. Elsie Ann [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 15 Wallis Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Brook Leigh, Sowerby Bridge [1897]
  • 29 Cheltenham Road, Blackpool [1901]
  • Brookleigh Terrace, Milnrow [1911, 1916]

He died 4th May 1897.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [7th May 1897]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,681 14/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Phoebe

Whitworth, Er
[1852-1893] Born in Halifax.

He was a monumental mason [1881] / a stone mason [1891].

In 1875, he married Martha Crossley [1853-1???] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1876-1883]
  2. Emily [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1881, 1891], a wool comber [1901], a coating weaver [1911]
  3. Crossley [1880-1883]
  4. Rachel [b 1881] who was a worsted drawer [1901, 1911]
  5. Willie [b 1883] who was a brass founder's apprentice [1901], a brass moulder [1911]
  6. Ernest Ernest [b 1890] who was a joiner [1911]

The family lived at

  • Behind 124 Ashfield Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • 27 Spring Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister Emma Whitworth [b 1855] (sewing machinist).

Er died in 1893 (aged 41) 

Whitworth, Ernest
[1890-1917] Son of Er Whitworth.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Clarion Cycling Club / a joiner [1911].

He had a sweetheart Minnie of Underbank, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 106th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed by shellfire [28th May 1917] (aged 27).

He was buried at the St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery [II E 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Whitworth, H.
[17??-17??] Curate at Halifax [1756]

Whitworth, Harrop
[1886-1919] Born in Southowram.

On 6th April 1908, he married Amy Kay [1886-1975] at Halifax Parish Church.


Amy was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [1910-1982]
  2. James

The family lived at 25 Common Lane, Southowram.

During World War I, he enlisted [19th January 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He served for 3 years and 329 days. and was discharged [12th December 1918] with a pension.

He died in Halifax [Q1 1919]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top.

Son James died in World War 2

Whitworth, Henry
[1???-18??] He was a wool comb manufacturer [1851].

He lived at Brearley Hall, Midgley [1851].

Living with him [in 1851] was apprentice Jonas, son of Levi Harwood

Whitworth, Rev Henry
[17??-1768] Vicar of Coley [1747]

Whitworth, Henry
[1823-1904] He was innkeeper at the Ship Inn, Halifax [1861, 1887]

In 1843, he married Mary Thomas [1822-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Robert

The family lived at Elba House, Siddal [1904].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Whitworth, Herbert
[18??-19??] Partner in Kitson & Whitworth.

He lived at Woodman House, Elland [1905]

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

Whitworth, James
[1827-1???] Son of John Whitworth.

He was a coal miner [1851].

In 1851, he married Hannah Tyrey Mallinson


Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Mallinson
 

Whitworth, James
[1852-1???] Son of Edward/Edmund Whitworth, hatter.

Born in Rochdale.

He was a carpet weaver of Halifax [1878] / a table cover weaver (worsted) [1881] / a carpet weaver [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

He married (1) Ann Elizabeth [1849-1???].


Ann Elizabeth was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1877] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1891]

In 1886, he married (2) Hannah Maria [1851-1898] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah Maria, of West Lane, Southowram, was born in Southowram, the daughter of Robert Ramsden, farmer, and widow of Mr Dennison.

She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  • Alice A Dennison [b 1871] who was a worsted comber [1891]
  • Ethel Dennison [b 1880] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
 

Children:

  1. Harrop [b 1887] who was an oiler (worsted) [1901], a labourer in brick works [1911]
  2. Vina [b 1889] who was a doffer (worsted) [1901]
  3. Fanny [b 1891] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Norman

Hannah Maria died in Halifax [1898] (aged 46).

In 1899, he married (3) Clementina Walker at St Thomas's Church, Claremount


Clementina, of 51 Portland Road, Claremount, was the daughter of Joseph Firth, and widow of Mr Walker.

She had a daughter by her first marriage:

  • Amy Walker [b 1884] who was a cotton twister [1899]
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 2 Upper Clipster Hall, Southowram [1881]
  • Stoney Brow, Southowram [1891]
  • 1 Stoney Brow Cottages, Southowram [1901, 1911]

Whitworth, James
[1891-1917] From Rochdale.

His mother lived at 22 Pine Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 36 Battery 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 4th May 1917.

He was buried at the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitworth, James
[1912-1944] Son of Harrop Whitworth.

He was educated at Siddal School / employed by Halifax Corporation Transport.

He married Emily.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at 32 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was captured in Singapore.

He was lost when the Japanese transport ship Lisbon Maru was torpedoed [12th September 1944] (aged 32).

James drowned, along with other British & Australian troops.

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [6], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £402 10/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily

Whitworth, James Alfred
[1870-1941] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1894].

In 1894, he married Fanny Hollas in Halifax.


Fanny was the daughter of
Sidney Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1906]

Fanny & James had lived at 6 Finkle Street, Sowerby all their married life

Whitworth, John
[1???-18??] He was miner of Northowram [1851].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Whitworth, John
[17??-17??] He was an early member of the Whitworth family.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Sally [1766-1821]

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, John
[1813-1861] Son of Richard Whitworth.

He worked with the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company.

In 1846, he married Mary Ward Whiteley.


Mary Ward was the daughter of Joseph Whiteley
 

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. son
  3. Robert
  4. son
  5. Harriet [1854-1855] who died aged 1 year & 14 days

The family lived at

He was a member of the Luddenden Reading Society where he met Branwell Brontë during his employment at Luddendenfoot Station.

He was a prime mover in the construction of Luddendenfoot Congregational Church which was built by the family. He was Mayor of Halifax [1856-1857]. He was Vice-Chairman of Halifax Mechanics' Institute.

Whilst out riding at Barmouth, North Wales, he was taken ill and died on the road [5th August 1861] (aged 47). His body was found next morning seated on the ground, with his pony tied to a gatepost nearby.

His death was recorded as being

one of the worst things that could have happened to Luddendenfoot

Mary died at West Royd, Halifax [29th August 1887] (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

See Denholme United Methodist School, Luddendenfoot, Luddendenfoot Congregational Church, Luddendenfoot Sunday School and West Yorkshire Railway Company

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

Whitworth, John Nesbit
[1898-1940] RA.

Second son of Robert Whitworth.

Born in Halifax [3rd August 1898].

He was a boarder at Aysgarth School, Newton le Willows, Yorkshire [1911].

He was educated at Wellington where he played rugby and cricket.

In [Q2] 1923, he married Kathleen St John Gorman [1898-19??] in Halifax.


Kathleen was born in Dover
 

They had no children.

The family lived at Ripon [1940].

He entered the Royal Academy, Woolwich when he played for the regiment.

During World War II, he served in France, Germany, Ireland and Egypt.

In 1938, he retired from the Army and joined the family firm, Robert Whitworth & Company.

He returned to the Army in 1939 as Staff Captain, then Major, with the Royal Artillery.

He was killed in action [31st May 1940].

He was buried at the De Panne Communal Cemetery [3 B 3].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Whitworth, Joseph Whiteley
[1848-1894] Eldest son of John Whitworth.

He established Joseph W. Whitworth Limited at Longbottom Mills, Luddendenfoot.

He was a member of the Luddendenfoot Local Board [1868].

He lived at West Royd House, Luddendenfoot [1894].

He died after a fall from his horse [28th March 1894] (aged 45).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 191]

Whitworth, Norman
[1894-1917] Son of James Whitworth.

Born in Southowram [13th June 1894].

He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a worsted spinner [1911].

He lived at Stoney Brow Cottage, Whitegate, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [23rd April 1917] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [7], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mark's Church, Siddal

Whitworth, Richard
[1750-1819] Son of John Whitworth.

Born in Luddenden.

On 27th April 1784, he married Ellen Patchett, in Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen was the daughter of Benjamin Patchett
 

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Robert

The family lived at Saltonstall [1819].

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, Richard
[1779-1826] Son of Richard Whitworth.

In 1818, he occupied a small farm at Wainstalls and engaged in a small way of business as spinner and manufacturer.

With his brother, Robert, he was a partner in Robert Whitworth & Company [1795].

A business Richard Whitworth & Company is recorded in the proceedings of the Cold Edge Dam Company [1827].

He married Mary [1777-1824].

Children:

  1. John
  2. William
  3. Sarah

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

See William Illingworth

Whitworth, Robert
[1733-1799] Born in Sowerby. Engineer who was involved in the construction of canals and bridges, and who became surveyor and draughtsman for James Brindley

Whitworth, Robert
[1781-1854] Son of Richard Whitworth.

Born in Midgley.

Senior partner in Robert Whitworth & Company

He was the first worsted spinner in the Calder Valley to mechanise wool combing [1851]

Robert died in Halifax [17th February 1854] (aged 71).

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Whitworth, Robert
[1847-1894] Son of Henry Whitworth.

He was a beer retailer at the Railway Hotel, Bowling Dyke, Halifax [1894].

In [Q1] 1871, he married Elizabeth Jenkinson [1846-1913] in Halifax.

Robert died in 1894.

Elizabeth died at Storthes Hall [1913].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon with Robert's parents.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1894

Whitworth, Robert
[1854-1923] Son of John Whitworth.

Born in Halifax [6th October 1854].

He was a worsted manufacturer [1901, 1911].

He worked for the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company, and became a director of the firm.

He owned and showed a stallion called Beckenham Squire 8070 [1909].

He was known as a philanthropist. He established a convalescent home in Lytham for

women in need of a rest

On 3rd October 1894, he married Hilda Beatrice Baldwin [1871-1963] at Marylebone, London.


Hilda Beatrice was born in Greetland, the daughter of John Baldwin
 

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. John Nesbit who was a boarder at Aysgarth School, Newton le Willows, Yorkshire [1911]
  3. Hilda Elizabeth / Betty [1903-1981] who married Raymond Morton Shaw

The family lived at Southwood End, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Robert died at Southwood End [27th April 1923].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £134,719 6/4d.

After his death, Hilda Beatrice married Anatole Shister at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London [Q3 1931].

Hilda Beatrice died in Lewes, Sussex [Q1 1963]

Whitworth, Robert Baldwin
[1895-1983] MC.

Son of Robert Whitworth

Born in Halifax [21st July 1895].

He was a boarder at Uppingham School, Rutland.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the Halifax Artillery.

He was awarded the MC [1916].

He lived at Magson House, Warley.

He went to live at Thirsk.

He died at Claro [11th October 1983]

Whitworth, Samuel
[1814-1???] Born in Midgley.

In 1851, he was wool comb maker & beer seller at an unidentified beerhouse at 6 Gibbet Street, Halifax – (possibly) the Waggoners', Halifax.


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

 

He married Ellen [1822-1???].


Ellen was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Jonas [b 1841]
  2. Grace [b 1845]

Whitworth, Samuel
[1828-1876] Born in Ashton-under-Lyne.

He was a cotton spinner [1861] / landlord of the Castle Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [from 1871 until his death]

In June 1849, he married Maria Williams [1821-1888] from Manchester, at Hyde Parish Church.


Maria already had a son John Williams [b 1844]
 

Children:

  1. William [1850-1914]
  2. Mary Ann [1853-1929]
  3. Rachel [1855-1936]
  4. Robert [1858-1939]
  5. Maria [1860-1927] who married Luke Horsman
  6. Elizabeth Ann [1862-1943]

The family lived at 11 Blackwood Hall, Sowerby [1861]

Whitworth, William
[1689-1762] Halifax attorney

Whitworth, William
[17??-18??] Partner in Whitworth, Ashforth & Ashforth.

After the partnership was dissolved in 1805, he continued cotton spinning at Watson Mill, Sowerby Bridge until around 1816

Whitworth, William
[18??-18??] Son of Richard Whitworth, and brother of John.

He worked with the family business, Robert Whitworth & Company.

See Luddendenfoot Congregational Church

Whitworth, William
[1820-1900] He was an engineer who travelled between Sowerby Bridge and Milnrow in his smoke abatement business.

He married (1) Betty Jones [1822-1852].

Children:

  1. Edmund

In June 1880, he married (2) Hephzibah at St James's Church, Halifax.


Hephzibah was the daughter of John Hanson, and widow of Walter Appleyard
 

They had no children.

The family lived at 4 Dale Street, Milnrow [1861]

Whitworth, William
[1895-1916] Born in Oldham.

He lived at 41 Pine Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Ashton-under-Lyne, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action on the Somme [7th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitworth, William Raglan
[1854-1903] Born in Chorlton.

He was a mechanical labourer [1890].

On 7th June 1890, he married Emma Hopkinson at Christ Church, Pellon.


Emma was the daughter of
Thomas Hopkinson
 

They had no children.

The couple died in Halifax

 

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

Unattached BMDs for Whitworth:


Birth 1898; Marriages 1805, 1810, 1879, 1927; Deaths 1889, 1890, 1899, 1900
 

The Whitworth family of Luddendenfoot
Mill-owning family in and around Luddendenfoot.

Significant members of the family have included John Whitworth, Robert Whitworth, Richard Whitworth, and John Whitworth.

Businesses such as Whitworth, Ashforth & Ashforth, John & William Whitworth, Joseph W. Whitworth Limited and Robert Whitworth & Company were important in the area.

In December 1860, the family's mills at Luddendenfoot employed a large number of pauper factory apprentices who had been sent by the Poor Law Unions in the south of England. The system of apprenticing poor children caused umbrage in the district, and the locals were in the habit of insulting the apprentices, calling them white slaves and other degrading names

The Whitworth family of the Ryburn Valley
It is recorded that the Whitworth family of the Ryburn Valley were well-known as makers of hats and bonnets.


Question: Can anyone confirm that the family were makers of hats and bonnets? Were they connected to the Whitworth family of Luddendenfoot?

 

See Charles Whitworth




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