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Mr Woodhead [18??-1???]
Abraham Woodhead [1???-1???]
Abraham Woodhead [16??-17??]
Abraham Woodhead [1689-1742]
Captain Abraham Woodhead [1737-1812]
Ambler Woodhead [1897-1918]
Arnold Woodhead [1890-19??]
Arthur Woodhead [1869-1946]
Arton Woodhead [1871-1???]
B. Woodhead [18??-19??]
Benjamin Woodhead [1896-1916]
Cawthra Woodhead [1859-1???]
David Woodhead [18??-19??]
Edmund Woodhead [1750-1838]
Edmund Woodhead [1827-1907]
Elias Woodhead [16??-17??]
Frank Woodhead [1886-1917]
Fred Woodhead [1???-19??]
Fred Woodhead [1871-19??]
George Woodhead [1820-1885]
Gordon Woodhead [19??-1998]
Granville Woodhead [1918-1942]
Harry Woodhead [1895-1916]
Henry Woodhead [1862-19??]
Henry Alfred Woodhead [1832-1???]
Herbert Woodhead [1895-1967]
James Woodhead [17??-18??]
James Woodhead [1781-18??]
James Woodhead [1851-1933]
Joah Woodhead [1809-1890]
Joe Woodhead [1891-1959]
John Woodhead [1???-17??]
John Woodhead [1593-16??]
John Woodhead [17??-17??]
John Woodhead [1714-1770]
John Woodhead [1728-17??]
John Woodhead [1769-1818]
John Woodhead [1771-1848]
John Woodhead [18??-18??]
John Woodhead [1817-1884]
John Woodhead [1823-1899]
John Woodhead [1824-188?]
John Woodhead [1849-1???]
John Woodhead [1857-1???]
John Arthur Woodhead [1891-1915]
John Arthur Woodhead [1894-1918]
John Hemingway Woodhead [1806-1884]
John W. Woodhead [1865-1919]
John William Woodhead [18??-1918]
Joseph Woodhead [1???-17??]
Joseph Woodhead [1???-19??]
Joseph Woodhead [17??-1???]
Joseph Woodhead [177?-18??]
Joseph Woodhead [18??-18??]
Joseph Woodhead [18??-18??]
Joseph Woodhead [18??-18??]
Joseph Woodhead [1800-1866]
Joseph Woodhead [1899-1918]
Leslie Woodhead [1937-]
Michael Woodhead [16??-1???]
Michael Woodhead [18??-19??]
Michael Woodhead [1804-1863]
Peter Woodhead [1779-1857]
R. A. Woodhead [18??-19??]
Richard Woodhead [1???-18??]
Richard Ayrton Woodhead [1820-1901]
Robert Woodhead [1752-1830]
Robert Woodhead [18??-1???]
Rufus Woodhead [1851-1940]
Sam Woodhead [1836-1???]
Samuel Woodhead [1872-1949]
Seth Woodhead [1856-1925]
Sidney Woodhead [1848-1913]
Simeon Woodhead [1832-1???]
Susannah Woodhead [1792-1859]
Thomas Woodhead [1???-15??]
Thomas Woodhead [1795-1862]
Thomas Woodhead [1797-1835]
Thomas Woodhead [1863-19??]
Thomas Scott Woodhead [1877-1951]
Walter George Woodhead [1882-1948]
William Woodhead [1???-1???]
William Woodhead [1???-18??]
William Woodhead [17??-1???]
William Woodhead [17??-18??]
William Woodhead [1778-1850]
William Woodhead [18??-1???]
William Woodhead [18??-19??]
William Woodhead [18??-19??]
William Woodhead [1805-1871]
William Woodhead [1806-1861]
William Woodhead [1812-1883]
William Henry Woodhead [1813-1888]
Willie Woodhead [1884-19??] 


Woodhead, Mr
[18??-1???] He worked for B. Hirst & Sons before becoming Partner in Sutcliffe & Woodhead

Woodhead, Abraham
[1???-1???] Clothier of Norland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Woodhead, Abraham
[16??-17??] He lived at Whinney Hall, Shelf.

In October 1710, he married Miss Blaymires from Reavy

Woodhead, Abraham
[1689-1742] A yeoman of Nether Thong.

He married Elizabeth Dyson [1699-1772].

Children:

  1. Betty [1734-1???] who married John Woodhead
  2. Abraham

Woodhead, Captain Abraham
[1737-1812] Of Elland.

Son of Abraham Woodhead.

He was a Captain in the Army.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) John
  2. Mary [17??-1853] who married [22nd November 1808] Captain Porter of the East India Company
  3. Matilda [17??-1810]

He was witness to his niece Betty Woodhead's marriage to John Cartledge, and Mary Woodhead's marriage to Dr Joseph Cartledge.

He died 22nd March 1812

[his death was] universally deplored

Woodhead, Ambler
[1897-1918] MM.

Son of Sarah & Henry Woodhead of 7 The Hough, Stump Cross.

He was a choirboy at Coley Church / a member of at St Matthew's Church, Northowram / a Rechabite / employed by David Hanson at Stannary Lane.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery.

He was killed by shrapnel whilst he was a runner [30th August 1918] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Vaulx Hill Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, on the Roll of Honour at Northowram Boys Scouts, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Woodhead, Arnold
[1890-19??] He was an ironmonger [1926].

In [Q2] 1916, he married Gladys Kitchen in Halifax.


Gladys was the daughter of
Cooper Kitchen
 

After the death of Gladys's father [1926], she and Arnold carried on the business – as Cooper Kitchen Limited – until at least 1960

Woodhead, Arthur
[1869-1946] Son of David Woodhead..

Born in Halifax [21st October 1869].

He worked as Works Manager for his father [1921].

In 1899, he married Ethel Riley [1878-1942] from Halifax, Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Ronald [b 1904] who was an hotel manager/licensed victualler [1942-1946]

Arthur died in Stockport. [25th August 1946]

Ethel died in Stockport [10th December 1942]

Woodhead, Arton
[1871-1???] Son of Thomas Woodhead, mason.

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman of Old Godley [1892] / a worsted warehouse man [1901] / a yarn warehouse man (wool) [1911] / a salesman [1932]

In 1892, he married Florence Playford [1872-1???] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Florence, of Highgrove Place, was born in Docking, Norfolk, the daughter of Samuel Playford, delver
 

Children:

  1. Herbert
  2. Vincent [b 1897] who was an errand boy [1911]

The family lived at

  • Thumphouse, Southowram [1901]
  • 18 Horsefield Buildings, Halifax [1911]

Living with them in 1911 was widowed visitor Hannah Wood [b  1861] (charwoman, born in Middlesbrough) 

Woodhead, B.
[18??-19??] A 1900 advertisement announced

B. Woodhead

Fruit & Potato Salesman
Coal & Coke Merchant
Light goods carefully removed

Terms moderate

King Cross, Halifax

Woodhead, Benjamin
[1896-1916] Son of Thomas Woodhead.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St George's Sunday School, Lee Mount / a GPO messenger boy [1909, 1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [17th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [11C & 12A].

His brother Harold served with the Royal Field Artillery

Woodhead, Cawthra
[1859-1???] Born at Elland Road, Brighouse.

He became a journalist. He was an apprentice at the offices of the Brighouse News.

In 1881, he moved to live and work in Natal, South Africa.

He was editor of the Natal Mercury

Woodhead, David
[18??-19??] Son of William Woodhead.

Born in Northowram [17th February 1846].

He was an oil cloth manufacturer in Halifax.

On 30th December 1868, he married Elizabeth Hitchin in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel Hitchin
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. Louisa Ann [1871-1956] who married Ernest Charles Morley

The family lived at Waterloo Villas, Halifax [1905].

He died in Garforth, Leeds [28th February 1921]

Woodhead, Edmund
[1750-1838] Of Plane Tree Farm, Clough, Walsden.

Born in Walsden.

Son of John Woodhead.

He was a farmer and a piece-maker.

He married (1) Betty Barker.

He married (2) Mary, daughter of Benjamin Bottomley. Mary sang in the church choir at St Mary's Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Edmund
  2. Sarah
  3. Samuel
  4. William
  5. Thomas
  6. George
  7. Joseph

Edmund made his will on 16th March 1822, and died 16 years later in 1838. He left his wife Mary a comfortable allowance and put her in charge of his business, with joint shares going to her and all his surviving children: Edmund, Sarah, Samuel, William, Thomas, George and Joseph.

His wife Mary and his son Thomas pre-deceased him.

Edmund was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden

Woodhead, Edmund
[1827-1907] Of Walsden.

in 1858, he married Susannah Dawson at Todmorden.

He and his wife were active in the local Methodist cause at Clough, Walsden Wesleyan Chapel and Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church

He caught a chill attending a bazaar at Walsden Wesleyan Chapel and died shortly afterwards.

An obituary described him as

one of the fathers of Methodism in Todmorden

Woodhead, Elias
[16??-17??] Of Ovenden.

He married (1) Susanna / Susan [1691-1719]. Susanna died of smallpox [26th April 1719] (aged 27).

He married (2) Dinah [1704-1726]. Dinah died of smallpox [9th July 1726] (aged 21).

His wives were buried at Illingworth Church in the same grave: Susan [28th April 1719]; Dinah [11th July 1726]

Woodhead, Frank
[1886-1917] Son of John Woodhead.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire.

He was a plumber [1901] / a labourer [1911] / employed by J. B. Farrar at Wade Street, Halifax [1916].

He lived at 5 Friendly Fold, Lee Mount.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [3rd May 1917] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [5], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Woodhead, Fred
[1???-19??] The family moved from Glasgow to Yorkshire shortly after World War II.

He married Unknown.

He and his wife had a shop in Market Street, Halifax.

He sold musical instruments and sheet music, and his wife sold gramophone records in rear of the shop which was inside Halifax Borough Market. The family lived at 22 Market Balcony.

Children:

  1. Leslie

Woodhead, Fred
[1871-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker's finisher [1901]

He married Harriet Mitchell.


Harriet was the daughter of
Henry Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. Florence R. [b 1901]

The family lived with Harriet's parents [1901]

Woodhead, George
[1820-1885] Great-grandson of William Woodhead of Leeds, who married Sarah, the daughter of Joseph Crowther.

Founder of Woodhead Seeds of Kirkgate, Leeds.

He married Jane Knowles.


Jane was the daughter of Jonathan Knowles
 

Woodhead, Gordon
[19??-1998] He was a long-serving President of Thornhill Briggs WMC.

In 1945, he married Ellen Blackburn in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of Benjamin Thomas Sutcliffe Blackburn
 

Woodhead, Granville
[1918-1942] Son of Katherine & Morris Woodhead of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 21st March 1942 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma [2 F 13]

Woodhead, Harry
[1895-1916] Son of Sarah Selina (née Seed) & Robert Ambler Woodhead of 66 Penn Street, Halifax [1911, 1916].

Born in Cleckheaton in 1895.

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

He died 3rd September 1916.

He was buried at the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval [IX B 5]

Woodhead, Henry
[1862-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone miner [1891] / a quarryman (below ground) [1901]

He married Sarah [1862-19??].


Sarah was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire
 

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Ellen [b 1885] who was a worsted weaver [1901]
  3. George [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1893]
  5. Ambler [b 1897]

The family lived at

  • Lower Shelf, Shelf, Halifax [1891]
  • Plane Trees Farm, Shelf, Halifax [1901]

Woodhead, Henry Alfred
[1832-1???] Son of James Woodhead.

Born in Shelf.

He married Hannah, daughter of Mary (née Jagger) & William Harrison.

Children:

  1. Nancy [b 185] who married Francis Burdett
  2. Sanderson [1860-1902] who married Florence Kate Oldham [b 1860]
  3. James [b 1862] who
  4. married [1883] Louisa Woodhead [b 1864]
  5. George [b 1863]
  6. Mary Elizabeth [b 1865]
  7. Harrison [b 1868]
  8. Annie [b 1872]

Woodhead, Herbert
[1895-1967] Son of Arton Woodhead.

He was a yarn warehouse boy [1911] / a gas fitter of Littletown, Warley, Luddenden [1932] / a member & secretary of the Independent Labour Party / a member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society [1939-1960] / a pacifist / a member of the Friends Adult School / a Councillor [1949-1960].

During World War I, Herbert was a conscientious objector and was imprisoned in Richmond Castle.

In 1920, he married (1) Lillian Fletcher in Halifax.


The Banns were read at St Paul's Church, King Cross, Halifax
 

In 1932, he married (2) Ethel Fairbotham [1895-19??] at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.


Ethel, of 23 Thomas Street South, Halifax, was the daughter of John Edward Bygate, master slater
 

In 1954, he married (3) Ada in Calder District.

The family lived at

He completely remodelled the house.


Ada was the daughter of Mr Mayfield, and widow of Fred Sutcliffe
 

Herbert died in 1967 (aged 72) 

Woodhead, James
[17??-18??] Constable of Ovenden [1803]

Woodhead, James
[1781-18??] Son of William Woodhead.

Born in Shelf.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry Alfred

Woodhead, James
[1851-1933] Son of John Woodhead.

Born in Warley [21st February 1851].

He was a weaver (woollen) [1881] / a retired woollen manager [1891] / a retired woollen weft weighter [1901] / private means [1911].

In 1876, he married Alice Ratlidge [1855-1???] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Methley Common, Yorks. Whitwood, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1877] who was a machine tool turner [1901]
  2. George [b 1883] who was an engine maker fitter apprentice [1901]
  3. Alice Annie [b 1878]
  4. Edith [b 1881]
  5. Joe
  6. Maggie [b 1895] who was a shop assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • New Marsh, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 62 West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 76 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]
  • 29 Fixby Avenue, Pye Nest [1926, 1933]

Living with them [1881, 1891] was niece / sister-in-law Ann Ratlidge [b 1870]

Alice died at Fixby Avenue [6th June 1926].

James died at Fixby Avenue [12th November 1933]

Woodhead, Joah
[1809-1890] Of Shelf.

He was a grocer.

He married Maria Harrison [1813-1897].

Children:

  1. Rufus

Woodhead, Joe
[1891-1959] Son of James Woodhead.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a mechanic fitter [1911].

On 14th April 1921, he married Hilda Cockroft in Sowerby.

He lived at Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1907, 1911].

He was injured – in his knee – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home.

He died in Halifax General Hospital [11th May 1959]

Woodhead, John
[1???-17??] Constable of Shelf [1731]

Woodhead, John
[1593-16??] Son of Abraham Woodhead.

He was a scrivener in Halifax [1634-1642] / Clerk to the Governors of Halifax Workhouse / one of the original Trustees of Nathaniel Waterhouse's Charities [1642].

In 1640, he married Mary Whitaker

Woodhead, John
[17??-17??] Hatter in Halifax [1762-70]

Woodhead, John
[1714-1770] He married Sarah Baron.

Children:

  1. Edmund

Woodhead, John
[1728-17??] Of Hullen Edge.

In 1753, he married Betty Woodhead [1734-1???] at Almondbury.


Betty was the daughter of
Abraham Woodhead, and sister of Captain Abraham Woodhead
 

Children:

  1. John who never married
  2. Betty [1754-1804] who married John Cartledge
  3. Mary [1756-1803] who married Dr Joseph Cartledge

The daughters were born at West Car in Dean Head

Woodhead, John
[1769-1818] (Possibly) Son of Captain Abraham Woodhead.

In 1794, he married Martha Hadfield.

Children:

  1. Thomas Hadfield [1799-1816]
  2. Betsy
  3. George

Thomas Hadfield died 14th January 1816 (aged 17).

John died 8th August 1818 (aged 49).

John and his son were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard.

George and Betsy inherited Mottram Old Hall, Tameside

Woodhead, John
[1771-1848] Of Clifton Common.

He married Mary [1777-1855].

Children:

  1. John [1806-1884]

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

Woodhead, John
[18??-18??] Wire manufacturer at Crown Wire Works, Brighouse [1874]

Woodhead, John
[1817-1884] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool & waste dealer [1881] / a woolstapler.

On 13th March 1867, he married Elizabeth Dickenson at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

The family lived at

John died in Halifax [21st November 1884].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,128 14/10d [Resworn £1,881 9/10d].

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth, James Spencer of 132 Gibbet Street, Halifax (wool buyer), and Joseph Nicoll of 6 Villiers Street, Halifax (manager in a worsted mill).

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross: John [25th November 1884]; Elizabeth [10th October 1885]; Emma [30th August 1934]

Woodhead, John
[1823-1899]

He was a farmer & carter.

On 2nd March 1848, he married Maria Greenwood [1828-1855] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James

Woodhead, John
[1824-188?] Son of overlooker William Woodhead.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver at Ovenden [1845] / a stone delver [1851] / innkeeper of the Bay Horse, Halifax [1861, 1864] / a quarry foreman (stone) [1871, 1881].

In 1845 (or 1849 or 1850), he married Sarah Chapman [1825-1889] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Northowram, was the daughter of mechanic John Chapman.

She was a power weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. William [b 1846] who was an excavator [1851]
  2. Tom [b 1854] who was a house painter [1871]

The family lived at

  • Keighley Road, Ovenden [1851]
  • 98 William Street, Northowram [1871]
  • 98 St Peter Street, Northowram [1881]

Living with them [in 1861] at the Bay Horse Inn, Catherine Slack was 1 boarder.

He died in 1884 or 1885

Woodhead, John
[1849-1???] Son of Samuel Woodhead, collier.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wiredrawer of Charlestown [1875] / a thick wire drawer [1881] / a wire drawer [1891] / a copper wire drawer [1901] / landlord / hotel keeper of the Lee Bank Hotel, Lee Bank [1911].

He married Julia Collinge [1852-1???] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Julia, of Charlestown, was born in Rochdale, the daughter of Isaac Collinge, cotton spinner
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1876] who was a woollen rover [1891], a worsted warper [1901], a mill hand warper [1911]
  2. Sam [b 1879] who was a cotton piecer [1891], a mechanic (iron turner) [1901], a mechanic [1911]
  3. John [b 1880] who was a woollen doffer [1891], a copper wire drawer [1901]
  4. Julia [b 1882] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  5. Martha Elizabeth [b 1883] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a machinist [1911]
  6. Morris [b 1885] who was an iron wire drawer [1901], a thick wire drawer [1911]
  7. Frank
  8. Albert Victor [b 1887] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  9. Florence [b 1891]
  10. Amy [b 1894] who was a winder worsted [1911]

The family lived at

  • 74 Prospect Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 63 Clive Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 21 Abbey Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was his widowed father Samuel Woodhead [b 1826] (retired underground coal miner).

John died in 1914 (aged 65).

Julia died in 1916 (aged 64) 

Woodhead, John
[1857-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wood turner [1881, 1891].

In 1884, he married Elizabeth Maude.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Maude.

Elizabeth & John were cousins

 

Children:

  1. Milton [b 1885]
  2. Maud [b 1888]
  3. Ada [b 1890]
  4. James E [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • Burnley Road, Wadsworth [1891]
  • Hebden Bridge [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was mother-in-law Susannah Maude [b  1823] (living on own means) 

Woodhead, John Arthur
[1891-1915] Of Todmorden.

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

He died in the 1st Northern General Hospital, (possibly) Newcastle-upon-Tyne [25th July 1917] (aged 24).

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden [East Part: 30th July 1915].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Woodhead, John Arthur
[1894-1918] Son of Seth Woodhead.

He was a member of Queens Road United Methodist Chapel / educated at Battinson Road School & Halifax Secondary School [until 1906] / employed in the office of Stott & Ingham.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 24th March 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell,

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [13 & 14], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Woodhead, John Hemingway
[1806-1884] Son of Peter Woodhead.

Born in Shelf.

On 16th August 1831, he married Elizabeth Blackburn [1811-1887] from Hipperholme, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry Alfred [1832-1853]
  2. Susannah [1833-1916] who married [1857] Samuel Jagger [1832=1899]
  3. Peter [1835-1874] who married [1861] Elizabeth Riley [1838-1871]
  4. Anna Maria [1839-1879] who married [1861] Joshua Alfred Riley [1836-1908]
  5. John Hemingway [b 1843] who married [1862] Jane Anderton [b 1846]
  6. Elizabeth Blackburn [1844-1936] who married James Blackburn
  7. Sarah [b 1847] who married [1867] Benjamin Gibson [b 1839]
  8. Charles [1850] who married [1875] Elizabeth Hanson [b 1856]
  9. Joseph [b 1853] who married [1880] Mary Jane Hebblethwaite [b 1856]
  10. James Henry [b 1857] who married [1885] Louisa Riley [b 1860]

He died at Upper Brea, Northowram.

He was buried at Coley Church

Woodhead, John W.
[1865-1919]

He married T. Ann.

They lived at 2 Victoria Place, Lumbutts Road, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps, and transferred to 165th Company Labour Corps.

He died 19th April 1919 (aged 54).

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden [New Yard I 65].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Woodhead, John William
[18??-1918] MM.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 3rd Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 22nd November 1918.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

He was buried at Luddenden Cemetery [A U 146]

Woodhead, Joseph
[1???-17??] He was Overseer of the Poor for Shelf [1721]

He lived at Shelf Hall [1721]

Woodhead, Joseph
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1928-1929]

Woodhead, Joseph
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1759]

Woodhead, Joseph
[177?-18??] Of Wade House, Shelf.

He married Naomi [1771-1853].

Children:

  1. Susannah

He died before 1853

Woodhead, Joseph
[18??-18??] He bought Helliwell Syke Farm, Lightcliffe from the trustees of Hipperholme Grammar School. He lived at the farm around 1844.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Michael

Woodhead, Joseph
[18??-18??] Landlord of the White Horse, Lightcliffe [1841]

Woodhead, Joseph
[18??-18??] Brewer and innkeeper in Brighouse [from around 1840].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been? Is he the same man as Joseph Woodhead?

 

On 27th September 1849, he was charged with using grains of paradise in brewing. He pleaded guilty, but alleged that his wife had used the grains without his knowing. He was fined £50.

Druggist Benjamin Atkinson was charged with having sold the grains to Mrs Woodhead

Woodhead, Joseph
[1800-1866] Of Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

He married Leah [1801-1886].

He was buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Woodhead, Joseph
[1899-1918] Known as Joe.

Son of Samuel Woodhead.

Born in Halifax [5th January 1899].

During World War I, he served as a Private firstly with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then with the 2nd Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

He was killed in action [24th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [37 & 38]

Woodhead, Leslie
[1937-] OBE.

Son of Fred Woodhead.

Born in Glasgow. His family moved to Yorkshire shortly after World War II.

Educated at Heath Grammar School.

During his National Service, he studied Russian and was posted to Germany to monitor communications between Soviet aircraft. Afterwards, he worked as a reporter for the TV programme World in Action.

He went on to make documentaries about Soviet and East European subjects, including A Cry from the Grave [1999] and Children of Beslan [2006]. He has received many awards, including a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award, and an OBE for services to television.

Woodhead, Michael
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1679]

Woodhead, Michael
[18??-19??] Son of Joseph Woodhead of Helliwell Syke Farm.

In 1891, he bought the farm

Woodhead, Michael
[1804-1863] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a weaver [1830] / a brewer [1841] / a brewer's foreman [1851] / a brewer [1861] / a brewer's manager [1863].

It is likely that the family worked at the Shibden Head Brewery.

On 24th August 1828, he married Elizabeth Robertshaw [1806-1867] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Martha Robertshaw [1829-1901] who was a dressmaker [1861]
  2. Thomas [1832-1882] who was a bookkeeper [1861], a brewer's manager at The Brewery, Shibden Head [1871, 1881]

The family lived at Shibden Head [1841, 1851, 1861, 1863].

He died at Shibden Head.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,500. Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth.

Members of the family were buried at Coley Church

Woodhead, Peter
[1779-1857] Son of Robert Woodhead.

Born in Shelf.

He was a farmer.

On 4th September 1805, he married Susannah Hemingway [1777-1827], daughter of Phoebe (née Hardy) & John Hemingway, of Wibsey, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Hemingway [1806-1884]
  2. Maria [1808-1871] who married William Hodgson
  3. Phebe [1810-1855] who married Richard Murgatroyd
  4. Peter Ambler [1812-1896]
  5. William Henry [1813-1888]
  6. Charles Hardy Simpson [1815-1888] who was buried at Wakefield Asylum
  7. Susanna [1817-1886]
  8. Hannah Sarah [b 1822]

Susannah was buried at Coley Church on 15th November 1827

Woodhead, R. A.
[18??-19??] In 1895, he bought Holdsworth House, Holmfield

Woodhead, Richard
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Shelf [1835]

Woodhead, Richard Ayrton
[1820-1901] Born in Ovenden [16th July 1820].

He was a weaver [1842].

On 26th December 1842, he married Martha Fearnley [1821-1886] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Emma [1843-1910] who never married and left £3,352 0/9d to her brother Sidney
  2. Sidney

The children were born in Holmfield.

The family lived at Prospect Villa, Holmfield [1901, 1910].

Martha died in Holmfield [28th March 1886].

Richard died at Prospect Villa [12th April 1901]

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church: Martha [31st March 1886]; Richard [16th April 1901]

Woodhead, Robert
[1752-1830] Son of William Woodhead

On 9th May 1774, he married Sarah, daughter of Peter Ambler, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1775]
  2. William [b 1776]
  3. Peter [b 1779-1857]
  4. Ambler [b 1789]
  5. Sam [b 1791]
  6. Edmund [b 1794]
  7. John [b 1797]
  8. Tom [b 1797]
  9. Henry Alfred [1800-1817]

He was buried at Coley Church on 1st January 1832

Woodhead, Robert
[18??-1???] Of Walsden. On 12th April 1869, he was convicted at Salford Quarter Sessions of passing base coins at Todmorden, and was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment.

See Coiners

Woodhead, Rufus
[1851-1940] Son of Joah Woodhead

Born in Shelf.

He was an accountant.

On 24th February 1873, he married Elizabeth Ann Scott in Halifax.


Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of Thomas Scott
 

Children:

  1. Harriet Eliza Ann [1874-1912] who married Rowland Rushworth Hirst
  2. Selina Maud [1875-1955] who married John Higgin Robinson
  3. Thomas Scott
  4. Florence Elizabeth [b 1880] who married Charles Frederick Spencer
  5. Walter George
  6. Ella [1884-1963] who married Frederick William Berwick
  7. Blanche [1889-1947] who married James Evison
  8. Joah [b 1891]

Elizabeth Ann died in Halifax [18th November 1912].

Rufus died 25th February 1940

Woodhead, Sam
[1836-1???] Born in Shelf.

He was a stone quarry man [1891].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1870] who was a worsted drawer [1891] and married (1) William Prout & (2) John Colin Boocock

The family lived at Back West Street, Shelf, Halifax [1891]

Woodhead, Samuel
[1872-1949] Born in Pellon

He was a master butcher [1895].

In [Q1] 1895, he married Lilly Helliwell [1873-1959] in Halifax.


Lilly was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Herman [1895-1968] who enlisted in Halifax [29th August 1916] and served in World War I with the 5th West Yorkshire Regiment and 18th York & Lancaster Regiment
  2. John [1897-1920]
  3. Joseph

All the family worked as butchers with the family business at 258 Gibbet Street, Halifax.

The family lived at 258 Gibbet Street [1911]

Woodhead, Seth
[1856-1925] Born 23rd March 1856.

He married Mary [1841-1???].

Children:

  1. John Arthur
  2. Ellen Doris [1894-1984] who married [Halifax Q2 1922] Charles H. Place

The family lived at 19 St Bevan's Road, Greenroyde, Halifax.

Seth died 3rd February 1925.

Mary died 31st January 1947 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell. Son John Arthur died in World War I, and is remembered on the grave

Woodhead, Sidney
[1848-1913] Son of Richard Ayrton Woodhead.

He was a wool stapler [1872] / a wool stapler at Upper George Yard, Halifax [1905].

On 29th May 1872, he married Mary Hannah Lassey [1848-1917] in Halifax


Mary Hannah was born in Ovenden, the daughter of Joseph Lassey
 

The family lived at Bradshaw Hall, Holmfield [1905].

Sidney died in a nursing home in Leeds [25th November 1913]

Mary Hannah died at Bradshaw Hall [25th September 1917]

Woodhead, Simeon
[1832-1???] Of Wibsey.

Son of butcher Benjamin Woodhead.

He was a carter [1854].

In 1854, he married Eliza Womersley [1833-1???] in Bradford.


Eliza was the daughter of John Womersley, labourer
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [1858-1861]

The family lived at Leeds [1861].

Son William Henry were buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

Woodhead, Susannah
[1792-1859] Daughter of Joseph Woodhead. She was born at Wade House, Shelf.

She married Moses Bottomley

Woodhead, Thomas
[1???-15??] Of Barkisland Hall and Howroyd Hall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Margaret who married John Hanson

Woodhead, Thomas
[1795-1862] Naturalist.

He lived at Ovenden.

He died 16th November 1862 (aged 67).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon A memorial was erected by the members of the Halifax Naturalists Society at Christ Church, Pellon

Woodhead, Thomas
[1797-1835] Brighouse violinist

Woodhead, Thomas
[1863-19??] Son of Benjamin Woodhead, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer of Shroggs Road, Ovenden [1882] / a wire drawer [1891, 1901] / a small wire drawer [1911]

In 1882, he married Mary Frances Shaw [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Frances, of Lee Bank, was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, the daughter of James Shaw, wool sorter
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1883] who was a fitter machine maker [1901]
  2. Harold [b 1886] who was a grocer's assistant [1901, 1911], served with the Royal Field Artillery [1916]
  3. Albert [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a small wire drawer [1911]
  4. Annie Maud [b 1890] who was a coating mender [1911]
  5. Grace Amelia [b 1893] who was a coating weaver [1911]
  6. Benjamin
  7. May [b 1900]
  8. Willie [b 1902]
  9. James [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 30 Shroggs Road, Ovenden [1891]
  • 47 Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Sons Harold & Benjamin served in World War I. Benjamin was killed in action

Woodhead, Thomas Scott
[1877-1951] Son of Rufus Woodhead.

Born in Halifax [7th December 1877].

He was an engineer.

On 2nd April 1902, he married Gertrude Hoyle [1881-1965] in Halifax.


Gertrude was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [1903-1990] who married Charles Leslie Tankard Megson
  2. twins Ena [1906-1992] who married Charles Geoffrey Wadsworth
  3. Louie [1906-1987] who married Bartram Reginald Megson

The couple died in Halifax: Thomas [18th July 1951]; Gertrude [] (aged 1965) 

Woodhead, Walter George
[1882-1948] Son of Rufus Woodhead.

On 19th April 1908, he married Jane Dyson [1882-19??] at St Jude's Church, Halifax.


Jane was born in Dewsbury
 

Children:

  1. Mildred [b 1908]

He died in Isleworth [7th March 1948]

Woodhead, William
[1???-1???] Established William Woodhead & Company

Woodhead, William
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Northowram [1834]

Woodhead, William
[17??-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Robert

Woodhead, William
[17??-18??] Son of William Woodhead.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

Woodhead, William
[1778-1850] Of Giles Hill, Shelf.

He married Mary [1783-1833].

Children:

  1. John who married Hannah and had daughter Naomi
  2. Jane [1813-1895]

William died 17th January 1850 [aged 72].

Members of the family were buried at Coley Church - the headstone is recumbent, lying just north-west of the west door

Woodhead, William
[18??-1???] Proprietor of the Walterclough Gardens [1879]

Woodhead, William
[18??-19??] Proprietor of the Model Lodging House, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Woodhead, William
[18??-19??] Partner in Woodhead Brothers [1905]

Woodhead, William
[1805-1871] He was a weaver of Warley [1826] / a hand weaver [1851].

In 1826, he married Lydia Eastwood [1805-18??].


Lydia came from Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1828]
  2. Grace [b 1830] who married John Murgatroyd
  3. William [b 1834]
  4. Ellen [b 1835]
  5. Ann [b 1839]
  6. Betty [b 1842]

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1851]
  • Bank End, Midgley [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] were daughter Grace, and her husband John Murgatroyd & daughter Sarah Ann.

William died in 1871 (aged 67) 

Woodhead, William
[1806-1861]

He married Harriet [1809-1891].

Children:

  1. Betty [1832-1853]
  2. Amelia [1835-1859]
  3. Jesse [1842-1927]
  4. Horsefield [1844] who died aged 17 weeks

The family lived at

  • Birks Cottage
  • Mount Pellon, Halifax [1861]
  • 29 Greens Square, Halifax [1891]

William died 26th June 1861 (aged 53).

Harriet died 12th July 1891 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon with his sister Martha Robertshaw Woodhead [18??-1901]

Woodhead, William
[1812-1883] Born in Northowram.

He was a tailor.

On 9th May 1836, he married Margaret Eubank [1814-1868] in Halifax.


Margaret was born Kendal
 

Children:

  1. David

The couple died in Halifax

Woodhead, William Henry
[1813-1888] Son of Peter Woodhead.

Born in Shelf.

On 11th June 1845, he married Mary Jagger, in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of Squire Jagger
 

Children:

  1. Hannah Jane [b 1846]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [b 1848] who married [1871] John Ambler
  3. Susanna [b 1852] who married [1871] George Hainsworth Oddy [b 1847]
  4. Maria [b 1854]
  5. Emily [b 1858]

He died in Clayton

Woodhead, Willie
[1884-19??] MM.

Son of Henry Woodhead

Born in Lumbrook, Shelf.

He was a quarryman (below ground) [1901] / a tram conductor with Halifax Corporation [1911].

He was engaged to Ruby Spence of The Scarr, Skircoat Green.

He lived at

  • 7 Hough, Stump Cross, Halifax [1911]

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on 27th July 1916

 

Woodhead surname
The surname is recorded in 1315. Derived from Woodhead

There are over 80 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Woodhead, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Woodhead:


Marriages 1805, 1868, 1893, 1908, 1913, 1936, 1942; Deaths 1808, 1853, 1899, 1901, 1907
 



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