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Nab End, Elland
Area of Elland just above the Long Wall.

In 1830, there was an open-air meeting of Chartists and Abraham Hanson addressed the crowd.

See The Nab, Elland

Nab End, Hove Edge
Area of Brighouse / Hove Edge near the junction of Finkil Street and Halifax Road.

See Finkhill

The Nab, Ogden
A collection of cairns and other features – including the remains of a round house

Nab Royd

Nab Water
Stream to the north-west of Halifax.

Mesolithic remains – including about 4000 flint tools – have been found here

Nabb, Rev
[1???-17??] A Halifax clergyman who wrote an anonymous poem
Callista, or The Injured Beauty, a Poem founded on fact [London 1759]

Nagle, Benjamin Burton
[1829-1876] Son of Mary Ann & James Richard Nagle.

He served as a Serjeant with the 13th Hussars.

In 1854, his regiment took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. He was awarded the Crimea Medal with clasps for Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol, and Her Majesty's Silver Medal for long service and good conduct.

After leaving the army, he enlisted in the Second West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

He and his wife came to live at 33 Union Street South, Halifax.

He died in Halifax Infirmary of cancer of the tongue [19th April 1876] (aged 47).

He was given a military funeral – organised by Thomas George Johnson – with a procession led by 96 members of his Militia Regiment, a firing party, and the Regimental Band in full dress.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 32 C]

Nahum's
See Union Mills, Holmfield and Union Mills, Salterhebble

Nailer, Richard the

Naillour, Richard
[12??-13??] Of Clifton. In 1308, he paid 6d to the manor court for a licence to
mine sea coal

Nairn, John
[1898-1916] Son of Margaret (née Rigby) [1877-1950] & John Nairn [1869-1939].

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

He lived at 2 Ash Terrace, Dyson Lane, Ripponden [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [16/11/1915], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He died of wounds at Salonika [4th October 1916].

He was buried at the Lahana Military Cemetery [I A 23].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Stones Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ripponden

Najib, Mohammed
[19??-] He was the first Asian to be elected to Calderdale Council [1986].

In 1988/1989, he was Deputy Mayor of Calderdale to Mayor Joseph Kneafsey

Nalson, John
[16??-1730] Of Pump, Southowram and Dove House, Northowram.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Martha who married William Wood

The Northowram Register records that he


died suddenly in an Alehouse at Bailey Hall, Halifax
 

Nalson, Robert
[1625-16??] Antiquary and historian. He produced a collection of papers
Miscellanea five Observationes collectaniae [1665]

Names

Nanholme Mansion, Langfield
Owners and tenants have included

Nankivell, William Henry
[1897-1975] Born in Braintree

In 1924, he married Edith Buckley in Halifax.


Edith was the daughter of
Miles Martineau Buckley
 

Children:

  1. Robert H [b 1927]
  2. Barbara M [b 1930]
  3. John R [b 1932]

The couple died in Braintree

Nanny: Mad Nanny
[18??-18??] A half-witted girl. Like her mother, Grace, she was a professional beggar at Todmorden. She and her mother lived near Cross Stone Church.

She had several children by several fathers

Napier, Rev John Russell
[1858-1939] MA.

Son of Sarah Bateman and Richard Clay Napier of Plymouth Grove, Manchester.

Born in Preston.

He was educated at Preston, Marlborough College & Trinity College Cambridge, ordained deacon [1883], ordained priest [1884], curate of Leigh, Lancashire [1883-1886], and curate of St Paul's, Preston [1886-1890], before becoming Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden [1890-1906].

In 1906, he exchanged with Rev Ronald Fisher McLeod to become rector of North Fambridge, Essex [1906-1911].

On 5th January 1888, he married Mary Augusta Roe at St Mary's, Eccles.


Mary Augusta was born in Eccles, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Lionel Everard [1888-1957]
  2. twins Jack Leslie [1894-1973]
  3. Kathleen Mary [1894-1976]
  4. Grace Everard [1900-1979]

On 24th May 1900, he and his wife dedicated a stained glass window at St Peter's Church, Walsden in memory of his parents.

The couple died in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex: John [12th March 1939]

Narrow Nick Bridge, Luddendenfoot
Bridge over the Rochdale Canal to Sagar Richards and FairLea Mill.

See Narrow Nick, Luddendenfoot

Narrow Nick, Luddendenfoot
Aka Narrow Neck. Area of Luddendenfoot between the Calder and the Rochdale Canal.

In the late 1800s, workers' housing was built here.

See Narrow Nick Bridge, Luddendenfoot

Nase End, Erringden
Area once known as Gunerwallnase. Crabtree records that there was once a tower here

Nash, Alfred
[1888-1918] Son of William Nash.

On 8th January 1916, he married Hannah Shillitoe in Cleckheaton.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds [17th October 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy [III A 30].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Copley War Memorial

Nash, John
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1766]

Nash, Thomas
[1814-1853] He was a cattle dealer.

In 1833, he married Elizabeth, daughter of William Scholfield.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary
  3. James
  4. Thomas
  5. Anna
  6. Betty

The family lived at

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Nash, William
[1852-1913] Born in Buckinghamshire.

He was a mill labourer (worsted spinners) [1911].

On 25th December 1877, he married Alice Ann Luty [1858-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Alice Ann was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. child who died before 1911
  2. child who died before 1911
  3. child who died before 1911
  4. child
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1880] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  6. Alfred
  7. Alfred [b 1889] who was a worsted overlooker [1911]

The family lived at

  • 167 St Stephen's Terrace, Copley [1911]
  • 85 Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton [1918]

National Charter Association
A Chartist association. In 1850, branches were recorded at Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, and Rochdale

National Cinema, Halifax
Aka The National Electric Cinemas Limited. Recorded in 1917 at Commercial Street, Halifax

National Cycle Network
Routes 66 and 68 pass through the district

National Post Card Company
Picture post card dealers at 19 Bull Green, Halifax [1905]

National Provincial & Union Bank of England Limited
Recorded in 1923 at Bradford Road, Brighouse

National Provincial Bank
The building at the junction of Waterhouse Street and New Crown Street opened in 1926 when the area was redeveloped.

In 1971, the National Provincial merged with the District Bank and Westminster Bank to form the National Westminster Bank / NatWest Bank.

See NatWest Bank, Halifax and Provincial Bank Chambers, Halifax

National Schools Society

National Society
Founded by Dr Andrew Bell. They set up schools for the poor within the teachings of the established church, in contrast to the non-sectarian Lancasterian schools. A National School opened behind Trinity Church on Harrison Road in 1815.

See British School and Haworth Church School [1832]

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Recorded in 1917 at 24 Rhodes Street, Halifax when John Musgrave was inspector

Nattrass, Robert
[1860-1???] A cart driver of Southowram.

Inspector Hey and other officers saw Nattrass throwing stones at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse.

He was charged with taking part in the Irish Riots of 9th May 1882.

He was committed to gaol for 4 months with hard labour

NatWest Bank, Brighouse
See Albert Place, Brighouse and London & Yorkshire Bank

NatWest Bank, Halifax
Waterhouse Street / Crown Street. Domed building in Portland stone. It was built in 1926 as a branch of the National Provincial Bank

Naughton, John
[1847-1???] Born in Ireland.

A newspaper advertisement of July 1877 announced

HIGH CLASS SCHOOL for the SONS OF GENTLEMEN

John Naughton begs to inform the Gentry of Halifax and neighbourhood that in accordance with his original intentions he proposes to move to SELBOURNE VILLAS, SAVILE PARK ROAD, HALIFAX (owing to the tenancy of Captain Campbell not expiring till the end of May the school has been conducted from 6, Heath Villas) 

Headmaster at Carlton House School, Halifax [1880, 1881]

He married Eliza Ann [1858-1???] from Great Ayton, Scarborough

Navey, Edward
[1816-1876] Born in Soyland.

He was a master cotton spinner employing 30 hands [1861]. He established Edward Navey & Company.

On 27th June 1855, he married Elizabeth Cooke [1810-1873] from Soyland/Sowerby Bridge, at Square Chapel, Halifax.

He established Edward Navey's Charity

Navey's: Edward Navey & Company
Cotton spinner and manufacturer at Navey's Mill, Soyland and Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden. Partners included Edward Navey, John Shaw, and John Haigh

Navey's's: Edward Navey's Charity
Established by Edward Navey. This made a bequest of £100 each to Stones Methodist Church and Rishworth Baptist Chapel, and another to the poor of Soyland, to be distributed annually.

Recorded in 1902, when a total of £20 15/- was distributed to 37 applicants.

In January 1906, a total of £15 10/- was distributed – in sums varying from 5/- to 20/= – to 40 applicants. A sum of 2 guineas was also paid to Halifax Infirmary.

See Samuel Hoyle

Navey, William
[17??-18??] Watchmaker and clockmaker at Brighouse [1829, 1842].

On 7th September 1842 he married Mrs Mortimer at Hanover Street Chapel, Halifax

Navigation Warehouse, Brighouse
Built for the Calder & Hebble Navigation at the Brighouse canal basin. Opened in 1768

Navigation Wharf, Halifax
This was the wharf for the Halifax end of the Calder & Hebble Navigation from Salterhebble. It was on Navigation Road, off Bailey Hall and Berry Lane. Several local companies had their offices, including R. White & Company and T. G. Binner

Navvy Bridge, Mytholmroyd
Popular name for the old Midgley Road bridge

Navvyopolis
Wooden housing on Widdop Road for the workers – and their families – who were constructing the reservoirs at Widdop, Lower Gorple, and Walshaw Dean. The site was opened around 1871.

Contemporary reports described it as

3 rows of one-storey wooden houses. Each house is occupied by one family, and each may take up to 8 lodgers. Peat is used as fuel. No dogs may be kept. Many houses own chickens and one or more pigs. The Tommy Shop sells food and household goods

Around 1872, a reading room was built. This was later used as a school-room, and Sunday services were held in the room. Later, a day school [for children] and a night school [for the men] was set up

Naylor's
Paint and wallpaper stores at 30 Broad Street, Halifax [1936] when the proprietor was A. Naylor

Naylor...
The entries for people with the surname Naylor are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Naylor & Brooke
Printers at Hedge Top Lane, Northowram [1905]. Partners included Albert Naylor

Naylor & Goodyear
Quarry owners and stone merchants at Southowram [1868]. Partners included Samuel Naylor and Mr Goodyear.

On 3rd January 1868, Edward Worsnop was killed at their quarry when a large quantity of stones and earth fell on him.

See Heap, Naylor & Company and Heap, Naylor & Goodyear

Naylor's Gift
In his will of 1609, Richard Naylor bequeathed £3 5/- per annum from lands and property at Mixenden.

Half of the money was to be given to the Curate at Heptonstall Church – who must be a Master of Arts – for a sermon on St John the Baptist's Day, and the remainder to be given to poor children of and within the parish of Heptonstall. If the Curate was not an MA, then the whole of the money was to go to the children

Naylor's: J. Naylor & Company Limited
In 1870, they established a Halifax depot of the Pildacre Colliery Company. In 1877, the business was taken over by John William Walton

Naylor's: John Naylor & Company
Albion Brewery, Warley. Founded by John Naylor

Naylor's: John Naylor & Son
Sanitary plumbers, gas, steam and water fitters at Cheapside, Halifax [1900]

Naylor's: Joseph Naylor
Brewer


Question: Does anyone know anything about the man or his business?

 

Naylor Lane Bar, Luddendenfoot
Burnley Road. Toll bar on the Todmorden Turnpike at John Naylor Lane.

John Naylor collected the tolls here

Naylor's: William Naylor & Sons
Removals and storage, lime and coal merchants in Brighouse. Established by William Naylor

Naze Bottom Park, Hebden Bridge
Originally owned by St James the Great Church, Mytholm

Naze Farm, Walsden
Owners and tenants have included

Now derelict

Naze Hill, Pecket Well
There is a cup-and-ring mark on a rock here

Nazebottom Temperance Brass Band
Recorded on 21st December 1907, when they had a gathering at Sobriety Hall, Todmorden.

See Walter Mitchell

Nazebottom Temperance Prize Band
Aka Nazebottom Temperance Brass Band. Established on 24th August 1885. Recorded in 1897, when a fund-raising event took place to discharge debts incurred by the purchase of new instruments

Neagle, Anna
[1904-1986] Film-star and actress. She visited Halifax in January 1939

Neal, Dawn
[19??-] She was Mayor of Calderdale [1996-1997]

Near Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well
Keighley Road. Late 18th century laithe-house.

See Bent Head, Heptonstall and Far Bent Head Farm, Pecket Well

Near Hazlehurst, Shibden
See Hazlehurst

Near Mires, Southowram
See Pot Ovens, Southowram

Neatby, Fred
[1857-1904] Born in Sheffield.

He was a boiler maker [1891].

He married Annie [1859-1???].


Annie was born in Worcester
 

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1883]
  2. Ernest [b 1886]
  3. Fred

The family lived at 37 St Paul's Street, Huddersfield

Neatby, Fred
[1887-1917] Son of Fred Neatby.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Edward's Mission Church, Boothtown / employed at Bedford's soap works, Huddersfield.

In 1916, he married Beatrice M. Illingworth in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Ernest K. [b Q4/1916]

They lived at 36 St Peter's Street, Boothtown, Halifax.

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

He died of wounds in hospital [1st December 1917] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery [V D 8B].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Neath, Annie
[1874-1921] A Halifax domestic.

On 17th March 1921, she was sentenced to death for murdering her child

Neaverson's
Glass, china and earthenware dealers established around 1890. by Walter Neaverson.

The business was at 12 Old Arcade, Halifax [1905, 1913], 15 Old Arcade / 5 Russell Street [1936], and Princess Street, Halifax [1980]. They were also at Huddersfield and Doncaster [1913].

Walter Neaverson died in Huddersfield [24th March 1956].

In 1957, Gladys, wife of Arthur Pickles, bought the shop and ran the business until 1970.

The business was then taken over by Charles Ratcliffe and Doll Sunderland.

The business closed in June 2011.

See Michael Whitaker

Neaverson, Walter
[1861-1956] Born in Peakirk, Northamptonshire.

He established Neaverson's glass, china and earthenware dealer in Halifax [around 1890].

Walter died in Huddersfield [24th March 1956]

Ned Hill, Bradshaw
Area on the shoulder of Soil Hill

See Ned Hill Road, Holmfield

Neddy Bridge, Todmorden
A bridge on the Rochdale Canal

Neech, James T.
[18??-19??] MD.

Physician and surgeon and medical officer of health and medical officer at the Borough Fever Hospital. He lived at 2 Savile Park, Halifax [1905]

Needham & Greenwood
Brass founder at Hebden Bridge.

Partners included T. Needham, J. Needham and W. Greenwood.

The partnership was dissolved in June 1874

Needham, Arthur Charles
[18??-1916] He worked for Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 16th November 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6C], on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Needham, Charles
[1835-1899] He was a tobacconist living at 33 Grove Street, Halifax.

He died at Halifax Union Workhouse [28th April 1899] (aged 64).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 57 D]

Needham, Crabtree
[1836-1880] Son of John Needham.

Born in Heptonstall.

Baptised 1836.

He was an errand boy [1851] / a warehouseman [1857] / a labourer iron foundry [1861] / a piece singer [1871] / a stoker

In [Q2] 1857, he married Grace Greenwood [1836-1???] at Heptonstall Church.


Grace was born in Erringden, the daughter of William Greenwood, overlooker.

She was a throstle spinner (cotton) [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Lydia Hannah [b 1859] who was a cotton doffer [1871], a cotton frame tenter [1881], and married John Waterman
  2. Thomas [b 1863] who was a farm labourer [1881]
  3. Sarah E [b 1866] who was a worsted twister [1881, 1891]
  4. John William [b 1867] who was a worsted doffer [1881], was a wool comber [1891]
  5. Amanda [1869-1873]
  6. Annie [b 1874] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted winder [1901]
  7. Dinah [b 1877] who was a house servant [1891], a spinner worsted [1901]
  8. James [b 1881] who was a puttee knitter [1901]

The family lived at

  • Hebden Bridge Lanes, Heptonstall [1861]
  • 74 Lane Side, Sowerby [1871]
  • Bottom Laith, Mytholmroyd, Wadsworth [1881]
  • 10 Winter Neb, Luddendenfoot [1891]

In 1891, John William Needham was head of the household; his mother Grace was dead by 1891.

Living with them [in 1891] were Lydia, her husband John Waterman, and children.

In later years, the Needhams were living with Lydia, and her husband John Waterman

Needham, Ernest
[1885-1917] Of 4 Health Street, Commercial Road, Halifax.

Son of Matthew Needham.

He was a creeler for a worsted weaver [1901] / a member of Square Church Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Society / employed at Crossley's.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Ypres [20th September 1917] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

His brother John also died in the War

Needham, Rev G.
[18??-18??] Pastor at West Vale Baptist Church [1888-1892]. He retired in June 1892 after 44 years' ministry

Needham, James
[1849-1913] Hebden Bridge-born mycologist.

He was an iron-worker. He studied in his spare time and – with Charles Crossland, also self-taught – he identified many new species of fungus.

The two men were founder members of the British Mycological Society.

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Needham, John
[1806-1856] Son of Samuel Needham, moulder.

Born in Bradford.

He was a moulder [1823, 1841, 1843] / an iron moulder [1851]

In 1823, he married Betty Crabtree.


Betty, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of
John Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. George [bapt 1825] who was a shoe maker's apprentice [1841]
  2. Thomas [bapt 1828]
  3. Hannah [1833-1844]
  4. Crabtree
  5. James [1841] who died aged 14 months

The children were baptised at Birchcliffe General Baptist Chapel, Wadsworth.

In 1841, the family were living with Betty's parents.

Betty died in 1843 (aged 39).

She was buried on 3rd August 1843 at ?.

On 25th December 1843, he married Hannah Crabtree at Heptonstall Church.


Hannah a cotton baler, was the daughter of John Crabtree, and sister of his first wife
 

The family lived at Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were widowed sister-in-law Sarah Newell [b 1799] (drawer card room cotton), and unmarried niece Esther Crabtree [b 1821] (power weaver cotton), and her children Abraham Crabtree [b 1842] (errand boy) Elizabeth Crabtree [b 1850].

John died in 1856

Needham, John
[1876-1917] Son of Mr Needham.

Born 23rd October 1876.

He was employed by the Halifax Billposting Company / a well-known tenor & trained at the Royal College of Music / a member of the Choir at St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street / Choirmaster at St Marie's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street, St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax and at Leeds Catholic Cathedral.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Willie who served with the West Riding Regiment [World War I]
  2. Edith
  3. Jack
  4. Madge
  5. Hilda
  6. child

He lived at Carlton Street, Halifax.

He died at home after a long & severe illness [31st July 1917].

His brother Thomas Needham was killed in action [World War I], and his brother James Needham was hospitalised with trench fever

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Needham, John
[1880-1917] Son of Matthew Needham.

He was treasurer at Halifax Textile Trades Club / a bobbin setter [1891] / a worsted loomer [1901] / a twister at Pellon Lane Mills.

In [Q3] 1903, he married Elizabeth Kelly in Halifax.

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

He died 13th August 1917 (aged 37).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

His brother Ernest also died in the War.

In [Q2] 1923, Elizabeth married John R. Batchelor in Halifax.

They lived at 56 Commercial Road, Halifax

Needham, Matthew
[1851-1933] Son of Mary & John Needham.

Born in Tideswell, Derbyshire.

He was a plush weaver [1891] / a worsted carpet weaver [1901].

In [Q2] 1872, he married Margaret Eliza Beaumont [1853-1???] in Halifax.


Margaret was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1873] who was a twiner & piecer [1891], a cotton twiner piecer [1901]
  2. who married Mr Haigh and was widowed by 1901
  3. Irvine [b 1878] who was a carpet printer [1891], a wool packer [1901]
  4. John
  5. Mary [b 1883] a worsted carpet weaver [1901]
  6. Ernest

The family lived at

  • Commercial Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Heath Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 29 Cobden Street, Commercial Road, Halifax

Sons John & Ernest died in World War I

Needham, Michael
[1879-1935] A post office clerk.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son

The family lived at 28 South Darley Street, Halifax [1935].

On 16th April 1935, his body was found in the Calder & Hebble canal, near Caddy Field Bridge. Michael had been in bad health for the last 9 years. He was last seen by his son, just before he had gone to visit the doctor. His overcoat and walking-sticks were found on the canal bank

Needham, Mr
[18??-19??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. James who was hospitalised with trench fever

Needham, Mr
[18??-19??] Partner in Green & Needham

Needham, Richard
[1889-1918] Son of Mary & James William Needham of Halifax.

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

He died 12th November 1918 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Needham, Robert
[18??-19??] From 1880, he ran a business as a silk mercer, milliner, dress and mantle maker at his Universal Drapery & Fancy Establishment at 9-11 Crown Street, Halifax.

In 1888, he bought land to build showrooms at the rear of the premises.

He was at 9 Corn Market, Halifax [1881]

Needham, Thomas
[1885-1916] Son of Mr Needham.

Of 8 Carlton Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed in Thiepval Sector, Somme [9th July 1916] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille [IX C 8].

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

Needham's Universal Drapery & Fancy Establishment
Drapers at Crown Street, Halifax [1887, 1915] Established by Robert Needham

Needless Hall, Brighouse
Halifax Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Recorded on maps produced in 1847.

In 1896, Cookson & Ellis were at Needless Hall Quarry here.

See Needless

Needless Road, Heptonstall
A local name for the road from Cross Lanes to Slack, Heptonstall which was built in the 19th century.

See Needless

The Negro of Victoria Road, Halifax
In the 1930s, the gentleman in question would stand on a wheeled cart on Victoria Road, Gibbet Street – near the Victoria Cattle Market – and children would pay 1d to walk past and look at him


Question: Does anyone know anything about this man?

 

Neil, Herbert
[1892-1916] Of 82 Industrial Street, Walsden.

He was a weaver at W. L. Sandbach & Company.

During World War I, he was called-up under the Derby Scheme, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  attached to the 24th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [8th September 1916].

He was buried at the London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval [10 H 19].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Neil, Archbishop Richard
[15??-16??] In 1632, he gave orders for the local clergy to enforce church attendance and Sunday observance, and to tidy up the churches. At Halifax Parish Church, he ordered a cracked church bell to be repaired, the galleries to be removed, the altar to be repositioned against the east wall

Neill, William
[18??-1???] Tailor and draper. Recorded in 1881 at 14 Barum Top, Halifax

Neirford, Maud (Matilda) de
[1???-1???] From Norfolk. Mistress of John, the 8th Earl, by whom he had two sons: John de Warenne and Thomas de Warren.

The Earl requested that these sons become his heirs, but they and their mother died before the Earl

Nell Carr, Wadsworth
The name uses the element Nell

Nell Cote, Todmorden
Area of Todmorden between Lob Mill and Springside. The name uses the element Nell

Nell Mires, Wadsworth
The name uses the element Nell

Nellson, Robert
[1???-12??] Son of Nelle Walker.

Halifax dyer.

He followed his father's trade as a dyer at a fulling mill near North Bridge [1200s]

Nelmires Farm, Mytholmroyd

Nelmires Stoop
The name for Churn Milk Joan around 1778.

See Stoop

Nelson's Croft, Stainland
Land where Stainland Mechanics' Institute was built [1883]

Nelson, Rev Edward
[17??-1791] Of Coley.

He was Curate at Halifax [1775] / Vicar of Coley [1784].

He is said to have produced versified translations of epitaphs for Jacob's History of Halifax.

His entries in the register of Halifax Parish Church for 1764 give

... to the best of my Knowledge, a true Account of the Number of Families now in the Vicarage of Halifax

Nelson Street is named for him.

He married Sarah Tempest.

Children:

  1. son
  2. G. G. Nelson
  3. Elizabeth

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1782].

In November 1769, he attended the enquiry which had been called by the Marquis of Rockingham to discuss the problem of the coiners and the murder of William Deighton.

Edward and Sarah were buried at Halifax Parish Church in a vault below the vestry

Nelson, Edward
[17??-18??] Attorney who practised with Lewis Alexander at 4 Wade Street, Halifax [1822, 1829]

Nelson, Elizabeth
[1771-1832] Of Leeds. Daughter of Rev Edward Nelson.

She married Lewis Alexander.

There is a memorial to her in the Holdsworth Chapel.

The epitaph on her memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Nelson, G. G.
[1781-1805] Son of Rev Edward Nelson.

He became an attorney.

He died 21st February 1805 [aged 23].

His obituary describes him as

A young gentleman of the most promising abilities, whose loss will be long and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friend and acquaintances

Nelson's: George Nelson & Company
Woolstapler at Gaol Lane, Halifax [1809]

Nelson, George W.
[18??-19??] Stone merchant at Stump Cross, Halifax [1900]

Nelson House, Barkisland
Local name for Nolson House, Barkisland

Nelson, Rev James
[18??-1???] MA.

He was educated at Cotton End [??] and Dublin University before becoming Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1879-1884]. He moved to Nottingham [1884], Donaghmore [1890], Horton Bank, Bradford [1891], and Narborough, Leicestershire [1896].

See Matthew Naylor

Nelson, Rev James
[1813-1881] MA.

Son of Mary (née Russell) & James Nelson of Leeds.

Born in Leeds [3rd April 1813].

He was educated at Magdalene College Cambridge [1832] / ordained (deacon) at York [1836] / curate at Morley [1836] / ordained (priest) at Ripon [1837]. before becoming Vicar of Coley [1837-1838] and Perpetual Curate at Luddenden for 43 Years [1838-1881]

On 20th April 1838, he married Jane Hall [1805-1880] at St Benedict's Church, Cambridge.


Jane was born in Saffron Walden [9th January 1805]
 

Children:

  1. William Francis [1839-1908]

Jane died in Luddenden [17th November 1880].

James died at his brother's home in Leeds [14th February 1881].

The couple were buried at Luddenden Cemetery

They are remembered at St Mary's Church, Luddenden on a Memorial – erected by the parishioners and friends – inside the Church

Nelson's: James Nelson & Sons
Butcher at 7 Northgate, Halifax. Recorded in 1909 and 1936

Nelson's: James Nelson & Sons Limited
Butchers at Commercial Street, Brighouse. Recorded in 1908, when Fred Bottomley became the manager of their new shop in Commercial Street, Brighouse

Nelson, John
[1707-17??] Stonemason of Birstall.

In 1739, he went to London and was converted by John Wesley. In 1741, he became a Methodist lay preacher, and preached – standing on an upturned wash-tub – on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Calder. In 1742, he urged Wesley to visit the district. In 1744, he was impressed for army service.

Mrs Alice Calverley heard him preach at Birstall and her father, (1) Abraham, invited him to preach at Skircoat Green.

He gave his first sermon at Skircoat Green.

He preached at Haworth Old Hall when Rev William Grimshaw would not allow him to enter Haworth church

Nelson, John
[19??-19??] Son of Mr Nelson of Stones House, Todmorden.

In 1937, he married Sheila Hoyle at Todmorden


Sheila was the daughter of Joshua Hodson Hoyle
 

Nelson, John Pearson
[18??-19??] Brighouse cooper and cask-maker with a business at Briggate in the early 1900s

Nelson, Joseph
[1797-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Nelson's Life Pensions for Widows
A 1900 advertisement announced

Nelson's Life Pensions for Widows

Every Married Woman should read this page

Because by purchasing half lb. of Tea weekly, for five consecutive weeks, they are entitled to a pension of 10/- per week in the event of their husband's death, provided their husband is, when they commence purchasing the Tea, certified to NELSON & Co., by a duly qualified medical practitioner, to be in good health; or 5/- per week by purchasing quarter lb. weekly

A certificate of health will be dispensed with in the case of customers who have purchased the Tea every week for the twelve months next previous to the husband's death

NELSON & Co. will be pleased to forward, on receipt of a Post Card, the names and addresses of over 800 Widows who are receiving their 10/- or 5/- Pensions every week

NELSON & Co. are paying away £15,000 per annum to widows who have purchased their TEA, the price of which is 2/2 per lb

Local Branch; 29, Violet Street, Halifax
Head Office; Louth, Lincs

Nelson, Mr
[1???-1???] He lived at Stones House, Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Nelson, Mr
[18??-1???] In the 1870s, he and Mr Young ran Larkhill Academy, Brighouse

Nelson, Rose Adelaide
[18??-19??] Of Lightcliffe.

On 3rd July 1894, she married Ernest Leonard Sparks from Putney

Nelson, William
[1895-1914] Born in Walsden.

He lived at Stonehouse Cottage, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed in action [13th October 1914].

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial [34 & 35], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Neptune
The first fire-engine in the town manned by the Victoria Mills Fire Brigade Samuel Baines's Victoria Mills in 1855. On 14th August 1895, Neptune was unable to provide the water pressure needed to tackle a fire at Sugden's flour mill, and someone had to run a mile to a tank to increase water pressure. It was decided to buy a new steam-fired engine. Neptune was retired in 1906.

See Brighouse Borough Fire Brigade

Neptune Bridge, Hebden Bridge
A single-arch bridge over the Rochdale Canal. The house at the corner was the Neptune Inn. In the 1970s, the arch was filled in.

It was reopened when the bridge was rebuilt and widened in March 1985.

See Black Pit Aqueduct

Nesbitt, Billy
[18??-19??] Todmorden-born footballer. He was deaf from birth. In 1914, he won an FA Cup winner's medal playing for Burnley. In 1921, he won a first division championship medal

Nesbitt, Robert
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Navy.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Nesham, Rev George Dove
[19??-19??] Vicar of Ripponden [1977-1980]. He left in 1980 to be vicar of Satley, Durham

Nestlé
Current successor in the Mackintosh, Rowntree-Mackintosh PLC, Rowntree sequence of Halifax confectioners, they took over the company in 1988 – after a rival attempt by Suchard failed.

See A. J. Caley & Son Limited

Nestor, Right Rev Donald Patrick
[1938-2003] He was born in Calcutta, and grew up in Halifax.

He attended Heath Grammar School [1950-1957]. After studying Theology at Oxford, he became curate near Dewsbury, then in the Portsmouth diocese. In 1972, he went to Southern Africa, and he was chaplain at the National University of Lesotho for 7 years.

In January 1978, he was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Lesotho. He became famous in the country for spreading the Word of God, to places which were difficult to reach, by riding on horseback to get there.

In 1992, he returned to England, and became Vicar at Bretherton, near Preston. In 2001, he entered the monastic Society of the Sacred Mission at St Anthony's Priory, Durham

Nether Brea, Shibden

Nether Field House, Sowerby
Aka Lower Field House.

Recorded in 1608, when it was a messuage owned by Jeremy Brigg.

Owners and tenants have included

The property remained in the Holroide family until 1702 when Joseph Holroide, gent of Sowerby sold it to James Stansfeld.

It was later known as the Old Hall to distinguish it from the newer Field House

Nether Hazlehurst, Shibden
See Hazlehurst

Nether House, Hove Edge
Upper Green Lane. Aka Upper Green, Upper Green Farm, and Black Horse Farm.

It is mentioned in Domesday Book. It is probably the oldest surviving dwelling in Brighouse.

A mediæval timber-framed building was erected about 1589. The 3-bay house was cased in stone in the 17th century.

There is a priest hole in the building.

The main road which passed in front of the house – Apple Tree Lane – is now a small path.

In the 1850s, the house was the Black Horse pub.

Owners and tenants have included

Nether Longley, Norland
Late 17th century house.

See Longley

Nether Royd, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Nether Royd, Soyland

Nether Shibden
William de Schepden is recorded here in 1306.


Question: Could this be the same as Lower Shibden Hall?

 

Nether Woodhouse, Rastrick
See Lower Woodhouse, Rastrick

Netheredge, Brighouse
Lightcliffe Road. Built by Robert Arthur Kershaw [before 1919]. He almost went bankrupt and had to sell Netheredge [1933]

Netherfield
One of the areas of common land around Halifax Parish Church in the 14th century. Others were Blackledge-Ing, Hall-Ing, Sydel-Ing, Northfield, Southfield.

Netherfield lay immediately north-east of the church

Netherwood, Brighouse
Woodhouse Lane. Early 17th century house with early 18th century mullioned windows. There is a dairy. Owners and tenants have included

It is now 2 private dwellings

Netherwood, John William
[1891-1915] Aka Jack.

Son of Joseph Netherwood.

He was a dyer's labourer [1911] / employed by Blackburn Brothers.

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

He died following a German gas attack [19th December 1915].

He was buried at the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery [I B 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Netherwood, Joseph
[1866-19??] Son of John Netherwood, mason.

Born in Norland.

He was a warehouseman of Spark House, Norland [1890] / a cotton maker-up [1901] / a cotton warehouseman [1911]

In 1890, he married Betsy Jane Elvin [1866-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betsy Jane, of Skircoat, was born in Ludford, Lincolnshire, the daughter of George Elvin, gas stoker
 

Children:

  1. John William
  2. Florence B [b 1892] who was a worsted rover [1911]
  3. Cyril [b 1899] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  4. Annie [b 1900]
  5. Jannie [b 1903]
  6. Jim [b 1906]
  7. George [b 1910]

The family lived at

  • Providence Place, Sowerby [1891]
  • 20 Old Marsh, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 34 New Marsh, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Netherwood, Timothy
[1???-16??] The family came from Northowram.

He lived at Giles House, Hove Edge from 1655 A datestone at the house records 1655 T N

Netherwood, Timothy
[16??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1722]

Netherwood, Timothy
[17??-16??] Of Haugh Shaw.

He married Elisabeth [1743-1797].

There is a memorial to Elisabeth in Halifax Parish Church

Nettleship, Arthur
[18??-1914] Born in Castleford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [1st November 1914].

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial [31], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nettleship, John
[1844-1???] Son of William Nettleship.

He was an apprentice plumber & glazier [1861] / a plumber.

In 1871, he was living at 16 Silver Street, Halifax with his brother William and family

Nettleship, Jonathan
[1839-1888] Son of William Nettleship.

He was a woolstapler [1861].

In [Q4] 1871, he married Emily Caw [1844-1915] in Halifax

Nettleship, Stanley
[1905-1953] Son of W. Nettleship.

Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber at 42 The Boulevard, Halifax.

He continued to trade under his father's name: W. Nettleship.

He has a workshop and garage at 97 King Cross Road [1940s to 1953].

In [Q3] 1928, he married Elsie Mary Greenwood in Halifax

They lived at

He died 26th October 1953.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,782 19/3d. Probate was granted to his widow Elsie Mary

Nettleship, William
[1811-1851] Born in Gainsborough.

He was innkeeper of the Old Bull's Head, Halifax [1845, 1851].

Around 1835, he married Hannah Waring [1812-1???].


Hannah was born in Ryall, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1835]
  2. Jonathan
  3. William
  4. John
  5. Maria [b 1846]
  6. Emma [b 1849]
  7. Hannah [b 1851]

The family lived at 101 Bull Green, Halifax [1851]. After William's death [Q3 1851], Hannah took over at the Old Bull's Head

Nettleship, William
[1841-1922] Son of William Nettleship.

Born in Halifax [28th January 1841].

He was an apprentice plumber & glazier [1861] / a plumber employing 1 man & 1 boy [1871] / a plumber & glazier (employer) [1901].

On 1st October 1866, he married (1) Mary Jane Mackrill [1843-1872] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1867]
  2. Louisa [b 1870]

On 16th December 1873, he married (2) Harriet Topham [1854-1900] in Welbourn, Lincolnshire.

Children:

  1. Gertrude [b 1875] who married Louis Edgar Riley
  2. William
  3. Mabel [b 1884]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] was brother John Nettleship

Nettleship, William
[1877-1933] Son of William Nettleship.

He was a plumber [1901].

In [Q4] 1901, he married Annie Ellison in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Stanley
  2. Ralph [b 1908] who married [1933] Susan Greenwood

The family lived at 42 The Boulevard, Halifax [1905].

William died at home [13th March 1933].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,246 12/9d [Resworn £1,600 7/2d] to his widow Annie.

His son Stanley continued to trade under his father's name

Nettleton, Abraham
[1820-1883] Born in Southowram.

He was a grocer.

He married Rachel Freeman.


Rachel, 19 years his junior, was the daughter of Job Freeman
 

Children:

  1. Amelia Ann [b 1876]

Abraham died 27th January 1883

Rachel died at 26 Park View, Halifax [26th March 1904]

Nettleton & Rhodes
The acquired Clough Mills, Stone Chair after Henry Bottomley & Company. In 1916, they sold the Mills to Samuel Smith

Nettleton, Arnold
[1876-1917] Of 15 Naylor Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Son of George Edward Nettleton.

He was educated at the Crossley Orphanage, Halifax / an errand boy [1891] / a half-back for the Halifax Rugby Team / a dyer's labourer at Bowling Dyke [1901, 1911] / employed by H. Fletcher & Company Limited.

In 1911, he was boarding with the Greenwood family at 15 Naylor Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed by a shell whilst on duty in the street at Bullecourt [13th April 1917].

He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein [III H 18].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Nettleton, Benjamin
[1861-1904] Born in York.

He was a drayman.

On 22nd October 1882, he married Alice Warren [1860-1959] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Malvern
 

Children:

  1. Harry [1882-1911]
  2. James William
  3. Jessie [b 1886]
  4. Olive [b 1888]
  5. Frank [1891-1955]

The children were born in Halifax

Nettleton, Edith
[1880-1930] Halifax-born missionary.

In 1930, she and her colleague Miss Eleanor June Harrison were kidnapped by Chinese bandits. In October 1930, the women were beheaded

Nettleton, Edward
[18??-18??] Around 1855, he established the Borough Bottling Works in what became known as Nettleton's Yard, Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1849, he married Mary Empsall in Halifax.


Mary was the daughter of William Empsall
 

Children:

  1. Ernest E. [b 1868] who was a wire manufacturer's clerk [1901]

Nettleton, Eric
[1920-1942] Of 9 Sefton Terrace, Pellon Lane.

He was a member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade / educated at Heath Grammar School & Halifax Art School.

During World War II, he enlisted [July 1940], and served as a Serjeant / Wireless operator / Air Gunner with 218 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [20th August 1942] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Kiel War Cemetery [4 C 6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Nettleton, Ernest
[1918-1944] Foster-son of Lydia & William Booth of Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1941, he married Muriel Southern in Calder District.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with 105 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 14th July 1944 (aged 26).

He was buried at the Foiano Della Chiana War Cemetery [II G 6]

Nettleton, George Edward
[1850-1884] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

He was a time keeper (carpet works) [1881].

In 1873, he married Jane Nicholl [1854-1???] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Halifax.

She was a carpet bag machinist [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1875] who was a dyehouse clerk [1891], a dyer's clerk [1901]
  2. Arnold
  3. Mary [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. Harry [b 1880] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a dyer's labourer [1901]
  5. Grace [b 1883] who was a worsted twister [1901]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 18 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 26 Launceston Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 14 Redcar Street, Halifax [with Percy as head of the household 1901]

George Edward died in 1884 (aged 34).

Jane died in 1900 (aged 46) 

Nettleton, James William
[1884-1918] Son of Benjamin Nettleton.

Born in Halifax [23rd October 1884].

He was a career serviceman.

In 1911, he was serving with the Royal Navy. aboard the battlecruiser HMS Inflexible.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Pembroke.

He died in Halifax [10th December 1918] (aged 35)  after becoming ill on board his ship.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [F C 98]

Nettleton, John
[1801-18??] Of Southowram.

On 26th May 1822, he married Lydia Greenwood [1801-1846] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1823]
  2. William [b 1825]
  3. Mary [b 1827]
  4. John

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

Nettleton, John
[1836-1882] Son of John Nettleton.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1858].

On 5th July 1858, he married Sarah Bates [1838-1909] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1859]
  2. Charles [1860-1924]
  3. Walter [b 1863]
  4. Emma [1865-1887] who never married
  5. Lydia [1868-1894] who never married
  6. Carlotta [1871-1913] who never married
  7. Harry [1875-1888]

The family lived in Southowram.

John died in Halfpenny Can Lane [4th December 1882].

Sarah died the Poor Law Hospital [1909].

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

Nettleton, Joseph
[17??-18??] Halifax innkeeper.


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

 

He moved to Ossett.

In October 1828, he was declared bankrupt

Nettleton, Louis
[1875-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a farmer [1911]

In [Q3] 1904, he married Clara Louisa Robertshaw in Halifax.


Clara Louisa was the daughter of
Abraham Robertshaw
 

They lived at 3 Swift Farm, Southowram [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were father-in-law Abraham Robertshaw and family

Nettleton, Mr
[1???-1???] He was a partner in Harnett & Company, the Halifax camera and photographic equipment company

Nettleton, Saville
[1920-1945] Son of Ann Elizabeth & James Edwin Nettleton of 6 Brougham Street, Boothtown.

He was educated at Boothtown Council School / a weaver at Dean Clough Mills.

During World War II, he enlisted [March 1940], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Royal Armoured Corps.

He was killed in an accident [13th March 1945] (aged 25).

He was awarded the Kruisveld.

He was buried at the Hasselt (Kruisveld) Communal Cemetery [B 12].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nettleton, Dr Thomas
[1685-1743] MD.

Son of John Nettleton of Dewsbury.

He studied medicine at Leyden, Holland. He came to practise in Halifax.

He was the Halifax physician.

He was a member of Northgate End Chapel.

He was a pioneer in inoculation for the treatment of smallpox. The young Thomas Wright was the first person to be inoculated by Nettleton. When all other doctors in England had carried out 121 inoculations, Nettleton alone had performed 61.

Like Henry Power, he experimented with a barometer to estimate the height of Beacon Hill and Blackstone Edge.

Some of his work was published, including

  • A letter to Dr Whitaker concerning the inoculation of the small pox [1722]
  • A letter to Dr Jurin concerning the inoculation for the small pox and the mortality of that distemper [1722]
  • A pamphlet entitled Some thoughts concerning virtue and happiness in a letter to a Clergyman [1729]. This was reprinted in 1736 and 1751

He was a well-known wit, and Daniel Defoe used him as an informant when compiling the account of his tour of Britain.

On 30th March 1708, he married Elizabeth Cotton.

Children: several including

  1. Anna [1709-1710]
  2. John [1715-1717]

He was buried at Dewsbury.

See Thomas Houlden

Nettleton, William
[1831-1871]

In [Q3] 1855, he married (1) Sarah Turner [1827-1861] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. daughter who died in infancy

In [Q1] 1862, he married (2) Martha Wood [1831-1899] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George William [1867-1891] who died in New Zealand

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3770]

Nettleton, William Henry
[1837-1904] Son of Mary & Abraham Nettleton.

Baptised in Halifax [1st October 1837].

He was a coal merchant [1860].

On 5th January 1860, he married Frances Haigh in Halifax.


Frances was born in Southowram, the daughter of
William Haigh
 

Children:

  1. Joshua Haigh [b 1860]
  2. Lucy Mary [b 1864]
  3. Haigh [b 1868]
  4. Alice [1870-1892] who was buried buried with her parents
  5. Frances Emma [b 1873]
  6. Frank [b 1875]
  7. Alfred Ernest [b 1877]
  8. David Brenton [b 1879]
  9. Martha Hannah [b 1882]

Frances died at 4 Thomas Street South, Halifax [12th February 1904].

William died ten days later [22nd February 1904].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [D 10]

Neumann, Carl Ernest
[1894-1918] Son of E. G. Neumann of Westfield Farm, Warley.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 15th August 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [8]

Neuville, Madame Elise de
[1800-18??] She was a popular singer, pianist and harpist.

(Probably) born on Kennington, Surrey, or possibly in Paris.

She appeared in concerts with Mrs Sunderland on 7th March 1839 and 24th October 1839

She also advertised private lessons in the French and Italian languages [1838].

She married either James or Robert de Neuville.

Children:

  1. Carole Augusta [b 1821] who married [11th March 1841] William Brownhill
  2. Eliza [b 1822]
  3. John Michael [1828-1841]

She died in Margate [15th March 1886]. Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £21 to a wealthy local grocer.


Question: Does anyone know anything more about Mme de Neuville and/or her family?

 

Her grandson Bernard [1842-1???] was also an accomplished performer on the harp

Nevison, Willie
[1912-1944] Son of Annie & John Halstead Nevison of Halifax.

He was a member of ILP billiards team / employed at Dean Clough.

In [Q1] 1937, he married Ellen Thomas in Halifax.

They lived at 33 Wilson Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted with the Royal Artillery [1941], then served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/5th Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey).

He was killed in action in Italy [30th September 1944] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Cesena War Cemetery [VI E 8].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

New Bank Economic Stores
87 New Bank. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???

New Bank Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 97 New Bank, Halifax. It was then at the same address as the business run by H. Terry, confectioner, stationer and newsagent.

In 1936, it was at 101 New Bank and Mrs Sarah A. Horsley was in charge

New Barton, Triangle
Area lying east of Triangle.

See Old Barton, Triangle

New Belle Vue, Halifax
19th century sporting grounds.

This was the original name for the Halifax Race Course.

See William Shackleton

New Box House, Luddenden
Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Box House Farm, Luddenden

New Bridge, Hebden Bridge
Aka West End Bridge, Hebden Bridge

New Bridge, Hebden Bridge
Midgehole Road. Mid 18th century bridge over Hebden Water. This is a part of the old packhorse route between Heptonstall and Haworth. It is a single-arch stone bridge

New Bridge, Luddenden Dean
Crosses Luddenden Brook below Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel. Stands near Luddenden Dean Spa

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

New Bridge, Lumbutts
15 & 17 Lumbutts Lane. 2 early 18th century cottages

New British Rubber Company
Recorded in 1905 at 50 Southgate, Halifax

The New Buttery: Shibden Hall
This is on the ground floor at the rear of Shibden Hall. This was built by Robert Waterhouse. It is thought that this was originally 2 rooms. It was used as a bedroom by aunt Anne Lister.

Later, food from the kitchen passed through here and the serving hatch into the dining room

The milk house is beneath this room

New Californian Dance Band
Recorded in 1931, when the performed at the Co-operative Hall, Hebden Bridge. Posters then announced that they were
2nd Prize Winners in Strong Competition at the recent Dance Band Contest held in Halifax

New Cattle Market, Halifax
Stood on land which ran from Harrison Road at the eastern end of Carlton Street, to Fountain Street [1854]

New Century
Motor car manufactured by Hoyle Brothers & Company Limited in 1902 and capable of reaching 18 miles per hour. The body was produced by Warriner & Taylor. The car sold for £140

New Delight Table Water Company Limited
Mineral water manufacturers at Boothtown [1936]

New Dick, Rastrick
An area of Toothill Bank

New Earth Head, Midgley
A form of the name of New Heath Head, Midgley. This suggests that the house was built in newly-claimed moorland.

Midgley workhouse was here from 1770 to 1834

New Edge Farm, Heptonstall
Edge Lane. The mid 18th century laithe-house and later cottage are listed

New Gate End Bridge, Blackstone Edge
Mentioned in 1675. The bridge carries the Rochdale Road over Knave Holes Clough, Baitings

New Hall, Elland
Whitwell Green Lane. An important timber-framed hall-and-cross-wing, hearth-passage house built by Nicholas Savile around 1490, and cased in stone around 1670.

See Newell

New Hall Riding, Rastrick

See Spout, Rastrick

New Heath Head, Midgley
Aka New Earth Head. Just below Midgley Moor. Mediæval house. The building was once used as the local workhouse

New Holme Cottages, Wainstalls
Wainstalls Road.

Owners and tenants have included

New Holme, Warley
House formerly known as Tree.

Owners and tenants have included

New House, Barkisland
Owners and tenants have included

New House, Bradshaw
Aka New Grange and, The Grange and, and Mitchell Hall.

It is said that there was a nunnery here at one time.

In the 15th century, it was owned by the Doughty family.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Graptolite writes that

the house was largely demolished when a family dispute arose after Mr Mitchell left the estate to his daughter, Sarah, rather than to his son, who had built Newhouse with his father's assistance. The son's wife was extremely indignant at this, and she determined that whatever became of the extensive park-like grounds, the large family mansion should not pass into the hands of her sister-in-law. Evidently she was a lady of great spirit and determination, and she gave orders that Newhouse should be pulled down. In 1808, a large number of workmen commenced the work of demolition early on a Sunday morning. They were freely supplied with beer and other refreshments, so that there was no necessity to leave the work till the building was completely razed to the ground. These proceedings were watched by hundreds of people, and caused no slight commotion in Ovenden and the district round about. Afterwards Mrs Mitchell, who always exhibited a very dignified bearing, became known by a name associating her with the pulling down of the Hall.

New House Farm, Midgley
86 Towngate. Laithe-house dated TG/1811

New House, Heptonstall
Northgate. Dated F 17 H E 36 for local innkeepers, Elizabeth and Henry Foster. The datestone depicts 2 figures dressed in period costume.

The building is now a part of the Cross Inn

New House, Lightcliffe
Built around 1529 on Eastfield Knowle by William Whitley.

The house was rebuilt by Andrew Scott McLaurin [around 1850].

He changed the name to The Grange

New House, Mytholmroyd
Hall Bank Lane.

Halifax house with a 2-storey porch.

Dated 1718.

Around 1770, this was the home of Thomas Spencer, one of the Cragg Vale Coiners.

It was used as a storeroom by Thornber Brothers Limited [1914].

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

New House, Parrack Nook
Farm.

Owners and tenants have included

New House, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

New House, Warley
Owners and tenants have included

The house was later known as Tree and New Holme

New Houses, Mytholmroyd
House built by Thomas Edmondson in 1796.

They were later known as Pall Mall

New Inn Smoke Club, Sowerby Bridge
A smoke club at the New Inn, Sowerby Bridge.

Recorded in January 1898, when T. F. Stewart was President

New Inn Workmen's Hostel, Soyland
Recorded at the New Inn, Soyland on 16th January 1935, when Thomas Pitkethly [1886-1935] died suddenly of heart failure. He was a pedlar and had been working as temporary caretaker at the Hostel

New Laithe, Elland
Stainland Road. Early 19th century laithe-house originally 2 cottages

New Laithe Moor, Widdop

New Laithe, Rishworth
Owners and tenants have included

New Lightlie Roids, Barkisland

New Longley, Norland
1-16 New Longley Lane. Row of sixteen 18th century weavers' cottages.

Number 15 is inscribed 1797.

The houses had a shared work-floor which extended over 2 or more dwellings.

Owners and tenants have included

New Longley, Norland
Area of Norland

New Market, Halifax
The town's traditional market had been a number of stalls set up in Old Market, Market Street, and Corn market.

On 9th July 1789, the site of Halifax New Market was fixed, and the new market was built in 1790 on the Southgate site owned by Sir Watts Horton and now occupied by the Borough Market.

See Halifax Market Company

New Market Street Turkish Baths, Halifax
Robert Mitchell, previously manager at Gibbet Street Turkish Baths, left to open his own establishment at this address in 1880.

He remained here until the baths were closed to make way for a street improvement scheme.

He bought the King Cross Street Turkish Baths [1894]

New Marsh Farm, Southowram
See Marsh, Southowram

New Music Hall, Halifax
Aka the Gaiety Theatre and later Templeton's Gaiety Theatre

New Olympia Cinema, Todmorden
Burnley Road. Art Deco building which opened on the site of the Olympia Cinema, Todmorden in 1932. Serious flooding on 4th November 1931 disrupted the construction.

It closed in 1966.

It was later used as a bingo hall and a Kwik Save supermarket.

Since the supermarket chain closed [2008], the building has been closed.

It is now derelict and action groups are trying to preserve the Art Deco façade

New Pellon
Area to the north-west of Halifax and west of Pellon


Question: Does anyone know why it was called New Pellon? What / where was the older Pellon?

 

New Pellon Liberal Club
Recorded in 1905 at New Street, New Pellon when the Secretary was George Parker

New Road Cricket Club
The cricket club at New Road Sunday School, Rastrick was formed on 2nd October 1885 when they spent 2/3d on a treasurer's and secretary's book and some postage stamps.

Later that month they spent a further £2-10s on cricket material; then in April 1886 they bought bats, wickets, pads, balls etc.

It is likely that their first game was on 24th April 1886 when the first XI played at Lockwood Church whilst the second XI played against Lockwood Church second XI at Grantham Park, Rastrick. New Road were all out for just 17 runs [Huddersfield Chronicle 29th April 1886].

In 1988, it became the Badger Hill Cricket Club

New Rooms, Halifax
Harrison Lane. The New Assembly & Concert Rooms were designed by John Oates, and built by subscription in 1828.

The annual subscription was 1½ guineas.

Around 1835, Catholic meetings and services were held here before they moved to the St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street

The building housed a subscription library – which had moved from Old Cock Yard and other premises – a news room, a museum for the Literary & Philosophical Society, concert rooms, a reading room, a billiard room, a card room, a ball room, and a supper room. There were also private apartments for the housekeeper. The building was said to be the finest in the country.

In 1845, they were listed as the Assembly Rooms.

People who performed here included Paganini [1832].

The building was demolished in 1898 for the construction of the Police Headquarters and the Court on the site.

See Assembly Rooms, John Crowder and Orderly Room

New Street Building Society
Elland. Recorded 1789-1866

New Street Laundry, New Pellon
Recorded in 1905, when Mrs Thomas Ibson was proprietor

New Theatre at the Talbot, Woolshops
Mentioned in 1758 at the Assembly Rooms behind the Talbot Inn

New Theatre, Halifax

New Theatre in White Lion Yard, Halifax
A theatre above the stables at the White Lion Hotel & Posting House, Halifax. This was well-known for its dramatic presentations. The actor-manager Tate Wilkinson described performing here in 1776.

See Samuel Saunders

New Top Reservoir
The name given to Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden as it was being constructed in the 1950s

New Yard, Stainland
Now called Higher New Yard

New York House, Soyland

Recorded around 1800, when it was security against a mortgage taken by Elkanah Hoyle.

Mary Wheelwright was a farmer here [1871, 1881]

New Zealand

New Zealand, Rishworth
Farm

Newall, Alfred
[18??-19??] He worked with Thomas Maden before setting up his own business as a dentist in Hall Street, Todmorden [in 1912].

An advertisement for the business in 1913 announced


A. Newall's Artificial Teeth

English and American Dentistry

Members of the Bridge End Co-operative Society can now be supplied with artificial teeth &c by A. Newall, and will receive Checks to the full value of their Purchases

A. Newall also supplies Teeth to Members of Todmorden Tradesmen's Supply Company Limited

Newall, John
[1792-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Newall, Mary
[17??-17??] Or Newell. Coiner of Heptonstall. She was acquitted for the murder of Abraham Ingham

Newall, William Nelson
[1???-18??] A doorway at Inchfield House, Walsden is inscribed WNN for him

Newberry, Harold John
[18??-19??]

In [Q3] 1917, he married Joan Hartley in Halifax in Reigate, Surrey.


Joan was the daughter of
John Edward Hartley
 

Newbould, William H.
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Newbridge Hall, Midgehole
18th century house

Newburn, Edward
[1844-19??] Recorded in 1901, when he was a Police Pensioner.

He married Elizabeth [1850-19??].

Children:

  1. George [b 1881]
  2. Alice [b 1882]
  3. Elwick [b 1885]
  4. Lily [b 1886]

Newby & Woodhouse
Fancy woollen manufacturers at Brookfoot Mills [1861].

In October 1867, it was reported that, for some time, quantities of pack sheeting and similar items had been missed from Brookfoot Mill, Brighouse. On Tuesday, 22nd October 1867, George Lawton, an engineer for Mr Newby, was seen carrying a large bundle from the premises. When arrested, he was found to have sold of 5 stones of pack sheeting to John Waddington, a Brighouse rag merchant. He was charged with theft at Halifax

Newby, Herbert
[1895-1916] Son of Frances & John Newby of Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

He died 13th November 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bertrancourt Military Cemetery [1 K 2]

Newby's: W. R. Newby & Company
Merchants at Skircoat Green [1809]

Newby, William
[17??-17??] A merchant at Skircoat Green.

He built Skircoat House, Skircoat Green

Newcastle, Earl of
[1592-1676] William Cavendish, the 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was a Royalist commander during the Civil War. After the defeat at the Battle of Marston Moor, he went into exile.

See Battle of Adwalton Moor, Siege of Bradford, Sir Richard Gledhill, Sergeant-Major General Sir Francis Mackworth and Captain Langdale Sunderland

Newcomb, John Bagworth
[1864-1934] Born in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

He was a stone waller [1911]

On 5th December 1888, he married Mary Jane Merrett [1868-1942] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane was born in Beelsby, Gloucestershire
 

Children:

  1. child [who died before 1911]
  2. Lewis John [1889-1963] who was a fireman (mill boiler) [1911]
  3. Annie Elizabeth [1891-1958]
  4. Wilfred Abraham
  5. John William [1907-1968]

The family lived at 16 Doncaster Street, Salterhebble [1911, 1934].

John Bagworth died 25th September 1934.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £941 7/4d.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary Jane.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: John Bagworth [29th September 1934]; Mary Jane [26th August 1942]

Newcomb, Wilfred Abraham
[1893-1917] Or Newcome.

Son of John Bagworth Newcomb.

He was a bobbin carrier (woollen mill) [1911] / a packer at Salterhebble Cotton Mill.

He lived at 16 Doncaster Street, Halifax.

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

He was killed at Cambrai whilst taking rations to the Front [27th November 1917] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Newcombe, Edward
[1811-1864] He was a marine store dealer living at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

He died 28th December 1864 (aged 53).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 754 D]

Newell, Abraham
[1???-1???] Aka Leak. Of Strines.

He married Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Bottomley.

He later joined the Army

Newell, Abraham
[1???-1883] A weaver at Wood-bottom.

He was found drowned in the canal at Crescent, Todmorden, on 5th September 1883

Newell, Abraham
[1858-1927] Born at Penny Lane, Ashenhurst in Todmorden. He became a Todmorden Councillor. He was interested in local history, geology, and the sciences. In 1925, he wrote A Hillside View of Industrial History. He was a member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1953]

Newell, Alan
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1953-1954]

Newell, Barker & Lord
Cotton spinners at Vale Mill, Todmorden.

Partners included W. Newell, T. Barker and J. Lord.

The partnership was dissolved in December 1857

Newell Brothers
Cotton manufacturers at Canteen Mill, Todmorden [1905]. Partners included Fred, Harry, Herbert, and Thomas Newell

Newell, Edmund
[17??-1???] He was a farmer [1821].

He married Mary Ratcliffe [17??-1???].

Children:

  1. Thomas

The family lived at Woodfield Farm, Todmorden

Newell, Elland
In the 16th century, New Hall, Elland is recorded as Newell

Newell, Enoch
[18??-19??] Partner in Lord & Newell [1905]

Newell, Fred
[18??-1943] Partner in Newell Brothers.

He lived at Harley Wood, Todmorden [1905] and 26 Harley Wood View, Todmorden [1935]

Newell, Harry
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers [1905]

Newell, Herbert
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers.

He lived at Harley Wood, Todmorden [1905]

Newell, Jack
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1975-1976]

Newell, Rev James Edward
[18??-18??] Vicar of Bromley, Kent.

In 1834, he married Anne Catherine, daughter of William Henry Rawson

Newell, Rev John
[17??-18??] He trained at Idle Academy and was ordained in 1826 before becoming Minister at Booth Congregational Church [1826, 1834]
but strife soon began and a law-suit followed which ended in favour of the congregation in 1835

On 7th February 1832, he married Mary, daughter of William Cousin.

Children:

  1. Freeman [b 1831]

In 1841, son Freeman was staying with Benjamin Freeman

Newell, John
[18??-18??] Worsted manufacturer, dealer and chapman at Shibden.

In August 1840, he was declared bankrupt

Newell, John Albert
[1887-1919] MM.

Son of Willie Newell.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the 22nd Balloon Company Royal Air Force. He was awarded the Military Medal


for saving a balloon whilst more than 60 shells fell around him
 

He was serving in Salonika at the time.

He died 28th February 1919.

He was buried at Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery [744].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Newell, Mary
[1801-1???] In 1841, she was staying at Boston Hill with William Newell [aged 2] and Sarah Mitchell [aged 18]

Newell, Reginald Lewis
[1918-1941] Son of Rebecca & George Newell, confectioner & tobacconist, of 80 King Cross Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Trinity School & Rishworth School [1930-1936] / head prefect at Rishworth / a bank clerk.

During World War II, he served as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He trained in Canada.

He was killed in a flying accident [1st December 1941] (aged 23).

He was cremated at Landican Crematorium, Birkenhead.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rishworth School

Newell, Robert
[18??-19??] He had a
Botanic Dispensary and Herbal Medicine Store

at 70 Cheapside, Todmorden [1897, 1900]

Newell, Robert
[1898-1918] Son of Margaret Newell of 19 Chapel Street, Walsden.

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

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy [VI D 15].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Newell, Thomas
[18??-19??] Partner in Newell Brothers [1905]

Newell, Rev Thomas
[1821-1906] Son of Edmund Newell.

Born in Todmorden [13th September 1821].

Baptised at Christ Church, Todmorden [2nd October 1821].

He was a Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1850].

In 1849, he married (1) Jane Hollingrake [1825-18??] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1850-1856]
  2. Susan Elizabeth [1851-1914]
  3. Thomas Edward [1853-1886]

In 1886, he married (2) Agnes Garrett [1846-1927] in Keighley.

He died in Silsden [24th May 1906]

Newell, Walter
[1896-19??] One of the Todmorden Communists, he was bound over at Leeds Assizes

Newell, Willie
[18??-19??] In [Q4] 1886, he married Betsy Taylor in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Newell

The family lived at

Newham, John William
[1911-1942] Son of Gladys & William Newham of Halifax.

He was employed by Smith, Bulmer & Company Limited at Holmfield.

In [Q4] 1933, he married Mary Margaret Kerwin in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret [1934-1949]
  2. Gerard [1937] who died in infancy
  3. Gerard W. [b 1938]

They lived at Southowram, then at 3 West Hill Terrace, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1937], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He served in Palestine & in Libya.

He died 5th June 1942 (aged 31).

He was buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma [10 J 22].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Newhouse, Luddenden
The original name of the house which became the Lord Nelson, Luddenden.

Owners and tenants have included

Newhouse, Southowram
Owners and tenants have included

Newhouse, Warley
The original name for Warley Cottage

Newill, J.
[17??-1801] Confectioner of Halifax. He was a members of the volunteers corps of infantry in Halifax.

He died 8th September 1801

Newlands
Area of Warley Town / Norton Tower / Luddenden

Newlands House, Warley
Newlands Road.

William Haldesworth is recorded here in 1536.

17th century house.

Owners and tenants have included

Newlands, Rastrick
100 Huddersfield Road.

Aka The Manse.

This was built at a cost of £700 as the minister's house for Bridge End Congregational Church.

In May 1863, Rev Robert Harley was the first minister live here.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

In the 1950s, it was divided into 2 flats.

See Newlands Meeting House, Rastrick

Newman, Charles
[1823-1???] Born in Thame.

He was landlord of the Bacchus, Halifax [1870, 1871].

He married Grace [1823-1???] from Halifax.

Living with them [in 1871] were 1 servant and 15 lodgers

Newman, Rev Frederick
[18??-1???] He lived at Lord Street, Halifax. Curate at Holy Trinity Church [1865]

Newman, Leonard Hugh
[1909-1993] Lepidopterist, entomologist, writer and broadcaster.

In 1938, he married Moira, daughter of Sigurd Johannes Savonius.

Children:

  1. Marjatta
  2. Perran
  3. Brian

Newman, Samuel
[15??-16??] Preacher at Cross Stone [1621]

Newnes, Sir George
[1851-1910] 1st Baronet of Wildcroft.

Son of Rev Thomas M. Newnes.

Newspaper, magazine and book publisher, author and editor.

In 1881, he conceived the Tit-Bits magazine in Manchester and then moved to London where he produced the Strand Magazine. He established the Newnes publishing house.

He was a Liberal MP for Newmarket [1885-1895] and for Swansea [1900-1910]

Newnes, Rev Thomas Mold
[18??-1???] He trained at Blackburn Academy and served at Matlock before becoming Minister at Warley Congregational Church [1853-1859]. He gave land for a new schoolroom which opened in 1856. He resigned in 1859. He finally settled in Hadham, Hertfordshire [1868].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George

Newport, George Bernard
[1876-19??] MA.

Born of British parents in Madras, India.

On 2nd April 1910, he was appointed Principal / Headmaster of Crossley & Porter Orphan Home & School [1911, 1917].

In [Q1] 1910, he married Helen Margaret Bell in Toxteth Park.


Helen Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Arundel Bell
 

Living with them at the School [in 1911], were Margaret's mother Ellen Bell and brother William

Newport, Rev H.
[18??-19??] BA.

He was educated at Selwyn College Cambridge. Curate at Todmorden [1913]

Newport, William Haley
[1884-1916] Son of William Henry Newport of Bradford.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died 27th September 1916 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [11 C], on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

News Rooms
These were public institutions which made copies of many national, provincial and local newspapers available to members. There were several of these from the mid-19th century, including Conservative News Room, Crown & Anchor, Mixenden, Exchange News Rooms, Liberal News Room, Luddendenfoot Industrial Co-operative Society, Luddendenfoot Mechanics' Institute, Harrison Lane Rooms, Old Cock Yard, Shakespear News Room, Halifax, Snakes' Nest, Elland, Talbot News Room, Castle, Halifax, Westgate Working Men's News Room, Elland and many Mechanics' Institutes had facilities

Newsholme, Edward
[1834-1866] He was a woolstapler.

In [Q4] 1863, he married Margaret Schofield in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Annie [1865-1871]
  2. Florence Amy [1866-1871]

The family lived at 17 Aked's Road, Halifax

He died 5th May 1866 (aged 32).

Members of the family were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 3 B]

Newsholme, Rev Wilkinson

Newsome & Son
Successor to the machinery merchants and brass founders business of William Newsome & Sons Limited in Sowerby Bridge when William Newsome retired in 1888

Newsome, Charles
[1816-1881] Son of Mr Newsome.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver [1851] / landlord of the Cock & Bottle, Southowram [1851, 1881].

He was charged with selling ale on Christmas Morning, 1852. He pleaded guilty, but his defence proved that he was ignorant that the law applied to Christmas Day as well as Sunday, and that men had begged to be admitted to his inn on account of the rain, and that he had been 8 years in his present calling and had never been summoned before. He was fined 20/-

On 1st January 1843, he married Mary in Halifax.


Mary was the illegitimate daughter of Sophia Barker and (probably) Joseph Hebblethwaite
 

They had no children.

Living with them at the pub in 1871 were their nieces Mary Hebblethwaite [aged 9] and Sophia Haigh [aged 21].

Mary died 3rd April 1876 (aged 54).

Charles died 12th June 1881 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram with Mary's mother Sophia. Charles's brother William Newsome is also remembered on the grave

Newsome, Charles
[1887-1916] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Southowram.

He was an errand boy [1901] / an apprentice at George Webster & Son Limited / a shop assistant in provision shop in Doncaster [1911] / branch manager at Maypole Dairy, Whitby [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [31st March 1915], and served as a Bombardier with A Battery 164th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension [I C 16].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

His brother Frank also died in the War, and brother Frederick William was also serving

Newsome, Frank
[1883-1914] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Ealing, London.

He was a stone mason [1901, 1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Pontypool, and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in the Battle at Ypres, against the Prussian Guards [11th November 1914] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [8 & 12],

on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park.

His brother Charles also died in the War, brother Frederick William was also serving

Newsome, Frederick William
[1893-19??] Son of William Pickard Newsome.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a driver [1911] / employed at Halifax Railway Station.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Two of his brothers died in the War: Frank & Charles

Newsome, Hainsworth
[18??-19??] Partner in Haigh, Wright & Company [1922]

Newsome, Harry
[1895-1916] Son of John Newsome.

He was a piece finisher [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), then served as a Corporal with the 122nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [15th September 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [5C & 12C], on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth, on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial

Newsome, James
[1863-1942] He was a cabinet maker (and moved about the country) / landlord of the Star, Rastrick [1921].

On 11th January 1886 he was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment for assaulting his wife.

On 23rd May 1885, he married Eliza Ellen Nicholl [1865-1948] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Emily [1885-1965]
  2. William Herbert
  3. Edith [1888-1969]
  4. Sarah Ann [1891-1891]
  5. James Edward [1893-1972]
  6. Norman
  7. Harold [1898-19??]
  8. Redvers [1900-1987]
  9. Arthur [1902-19??]
  10. Doris [1904-19??]
  11. Vera [1908-2000]

Sons William Herbert & Norman died in World War I

Newsome, Joe Crossley
[1864-1902] Son of William Newsome.

Born in Warley [19th March 1864].

He was head of William Newsome & Sons Limited [1902] / director of A. Earnshaw & Sons [1902].

In 1891, he married Mary Ann Smith.


Mary Ann was the daughter of George Smith of Elland
 

The family lived at Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge [1902].

Newsome, John
[1859-1914] Son of Harry Newsome, delver.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a warp dresser of Queensbury, Northowram [1887] / a cotton warp dresser [1891] / a worsted warp dresser [1901] / a cotton & worsted warpdresser [1911]

In 1887, he married Alice Ramsden at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of Bradshaw Lane, Ovenden, was the daughter of
Jonathan Ramsden.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Ida [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted coating mender [1911]
  2. Lillie [b 1889] who was a worsted coating mender [1911]
  3. Harry
  4. Zillah [b 1899] who was a part time worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 13 Alma Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 13 Bradshaw Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 90 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911]
  • 15 Jubilee Street North, Ovenden [1916]

Living with them in 1901 were Alice's sisters: Betsy Ramsden [b 1874] (worsted weaver), Annie Ramsden [b 1877] (worsted weaver), and Ada Ramsden [b 1879] (worsted mender) 

Alice died in 1907 (aged 43).

John died in 1914 (aged 55) 

Newsome, Joseph
[1802-1874] Of Brighouse.

He married Martha [1806-1863].

Children:

  1. Thomas [1829-1834]
  2. Hannah [1832-1849]
  3. Susannah [1836-1858]

Martha died 18th July 1863 (aged 57).

Joseph died 16th November 1874 (aged 72) 

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

Newsome, Kenneth
[1916-1944] Son of Margaret & Edward Reid Newsome of 15 Calder Avenue, Pye Nest.

He was employed by Halifax Corporation Transport / a member of Halifax Conservative Association.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with 84 Squadron Royal Air Force.

He was captured in Java [February 1942].

He died in a Japanese POW camp [30th October 1944] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Ambon War Cemetery [33 E 11].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Newsome, Mr
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. William

Newsome, Norman
[1896-1917] Son of James Newsome.

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

He died 5th August 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Croisilles British Cemetery [I B 25].

His brother William Herbert also died in the War

Newsome, Ralph Dickinson
[1890-1916] Son of Richard Herbert Newsome of 28 Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

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

He died 10th June 1916 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2C]

Newsome, Walter
[1849-1871] Carpet printer of Garden Street, Halifax.

On Tuesday, 15th August 1871, his body was found in the canal at Sowerby Bridge. He had been missing since the previous Sunday morning. On the previous Saturday, he was one of a group returning to Sowerby Bridge from a temperance trip to Liverpool. During the journey, a fresh passenger had struck Newsome, though he did not strike the man back.

At the Inquest, it was heard that he was last seen on Sunday morning, when he was

at the time, partially intoxicated

Dr Thomas Henry Turney said that Newsome died from strangulation.

The Jury gave a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Newsome, William
[18??-18??] He was landlord of the Manor House, Southowram [1857, 1858]

In 1858, the licence was suspended

Newsome, William
[18??-19??] Established business as a general ironmonger in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

The business eventually became William Newsome & Sons Limited.

When he retired in 1888, the business became Newsome & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Joe Crossley

Newsome, William
[1821-1882] Son of Mr Newsome.

He emigrated to Australia.

He died in Geelong [8th January 1882] (aged 61)  He is remembered on the grave of his brother Charles at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Newsome, William Herbert
[1886-1918] Son of James Newsome.

He was (possibly) a postman.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He died 23rd August 1918 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [4 & 5], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Halifax Post Office.

His brother Norman also died in the War

Newsome's: William Newsome & Sons Limited
Engineers, brass founders and machinery manufacturers and merchants established in 1864 by William Newsome. The business started as a general ironmonger in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

He moved to Clough Works, Sowerby Bridge [1870] where he established a business as engineers' tool makers. This business was subsequently carried on by Rushworth & Company.

Newsome's subsequently had business at Hollins Mill Lane [1895] and at Central Works, Sowerby Bridge [1905].

When William Newsome retired in 1888, the business became Newsome & Son

See Joe Crossley Newsome

Newsome, William Pickard
[1855-1901] Born in Cowling, Yorkshire.

He was a foreman stone mason [1891].

In 1883, he married Georgina Brittlebank [1857-19??] in Brentford, Middlesex.


Georgina was born in Sandhurst, Berkshire
 

Children:

  1. Frank
  2. Joseph Richard [b 1886] who was a railway servant [1901], a railway shunter at Halifax Railway Station [1911]
  3. Charles
  4. Emily [b 1890] who was a cook at café [1911]
  5. Frederick William
  6. Lucy Mary [b 1898] who was a purner? at cotton mill [1911]

Around 1885, the family moved from Middlesex to Hipperholme.

The family lived at

  • Travis Buildings, Leeds & Whitehall Road, Hipperholme [1891]
  • George Street, Hipperholme, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 Heathfield Grove, Halifax [1911]

William died [Q2] 1901 (aged 46).

Living with them in 1911 was Georgina's unmarried sister Blanche Brittlebank [b 1865] (brooch carder) 

Newson, John
[16??-17??] He lived at Gaubert Hall, Hipperholme around 1721

Newspapers

Newstead Avenue Economic Stores
40 Newstead Avenue. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???

Newstead, Christopher John
[1797-1851] Born in Bubwith.

He was an apothecary, medical practitioner & surgeon for Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christopher John

The family lived at New Road, Brighouse [1845].

He died 26th August 1851 (aged 53).

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Newstead, Christopher John
[1819-18??] Son of Christopher John Newstead.

Born in Bubwith.

He was a surgeon & medical practitioner, living in Brighouse [1851]

Newstead Co-Op, Halifax
Gibbet Street. Branch number 32 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in April 1898.

In 1937, there was a bakery department here

Newstead, George
[1???-17??] A nephew of Mary Bedford by marriage.

He absconded with money which Mary had bequeathed to establish a charity school in Brighouse.

He married Ann Priestley.


Ann was the daughter of John Priestley of Sheepscar Hall, Leeds
 

He acquired the Thornhill Briggs Estate at Brighouse from Mary Bedford, and sold this to Joseph Cartledge

Newstead House, Halifax
Gibbet Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Newton
Area of Halifax.

Anne Lister uses the name to refer to a number of new houses which had been built near the Pine Apple Hotel at Charlestown

Newton, Rev David
[19??-] Pastor at Pellon Baptist Church [2007]

Newton, Rev Edwin Howard
[19??-19??] Baptist minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1956-1960]

In 1960, he moved to Shropshire

Newton, Francis B.
[18??-18??] Of Moorfield Villa, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Francis William

Newton, Francis William
[1841-1???] Son of Francis B. Newton.

Born in Manchester.

He was a tailor's manager [1881].

On 6th September 1866, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Priestley at Square Congregational Church

Children:

  1. Ernest Priestley [b 1867]
  2. Edith Martha [b 1868]
  3. Arthur Francis [b 1870]
  4. Rosa [b 1871]
  5. Louisa Jane [b 1873]
  6. Norman [b 1875]
  7. Charles George [b 1876]
  8. Percy Birken? [b 1889]
  9. Mary Hewitt [b 1891]

The family lived at 40 Moorfield Villa, Halifax [1881]

Newton, Rev George
[1841-1912] Born in Winster, Derbyshire.

He was a Primitive Methodist Minister in Halifax [1896].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Emma Susannah Smith at St George in the East, London.


Emma Susannah was the daughter of
Rev Robert Smith
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Irvin [b in Luton 1875] who was a chemist's apprentice [1891] and died in Australia [1952]
  2. Robert Ennis [b in Wellingborough 1879-1952]
  3. Charles Henry [b Pocklington 1885-1951]

The family lived at 23 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891].

George died in Castle Eden, Durham [26th November 1912]. Emma Susannah Smith died in Glasgow [2nd April 1905].

The couple were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Newton Green Co-operative Society, Todmorden
A new branch shop for the Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society opened on 4th October 1913

Newton, Harry
[1879-1916] Son of Joseph Newton.

Baptised at St Augustine's Church, Halifax [December 1879].

He was a doffer [1891] / an engine tenter of Byron Street, Halifax [1908] / a gas engine tenter [1911].

In [Q1] 1908, he married Alice Pickering [1890-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of Bowling Dyke Yard, Northowram, was born in Salford, Lancashire, the daughter of Philip Francis Pickering, traveller
 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1908]
  2. Ellen [b 1913]
  3. Mary [b 1916] who never saw her father

The family lived at

  • 5 Trafalgar Row, Halifax [1911]
  • 6 Foundry Street, Halifax [1916]

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to Egypt [1915], and France [1916].

He was killed in action on the Somme [30th September 1916].

He was buried at the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval [VIII A 7].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Newton, John
[1839-1907] Born in Rastrick.

He was a silk dresser [1861, 1871, 1881] / a silk dresser overlooker [1891] / landlord of the Anchor Pit, Rastrick [1901]

In 1860, he married (1) Sarah Ann Hirst [1850-1876] from Clifton, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1861] who was a silk dresser [1881]
  2. William [b 1864] who was a silk dresser [1881, 1891]
  3. James [b 1867] who was a silk dresser [1881, 1891]
  4. Charles [b 1870] who was a silk dresser [1891]
  5. Lilly [b 1874] who was a dressmaker's apprentice [1891]
  6. Alice [b 1876]

In 1879, he married (2) Jane Dixon [1835-1894] from Southowram, in Halifax.

Children:

In 1897, he married (3) Mary Smith [1846-19??] from Warley.

The family lived at

  • Clifton, Brighouse [1861]
  • 37 Mill Lane, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871]
  • 81 Bradford Road, Hipperholme-with-Brighouse [1881]
  • Bradford Road, Brighouse [1891]
  • 8 Woodhead Street, Pellon, Halifax [the widowed Mary 1911]

Living with them [in 1871] was a boarder Annie Hurst [aged 12] (carder).

Living with them in 1881 was a boarder (Jane's father?) George Dixon [aged 77] (card maker) from Southowram

Newton, Joseph
[1846-1887] Son of Alfred Newton, brace weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a painter [1869, 1871] / a house painter [1881]

In 1869, he married Lucy Jane Spencer [1847-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Lucy Jane, of Halifax, was the daughter of John Spencer, warper
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [b 1870]
  2. Emma [b 1873] who was a rover in worsted mill [1891]
  3. Lily [b 1874]
  4. Sarah Ann [b 1876] who was a twister worsted mill [1891], a worsted twister [1901]
  5. Harry
  6. Tom [b 1882] who was a machine maker's apprentice [1901]
  7. Annie [b 1884] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  8. Clara [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901]

The family lived at

  • 6 Chaffer's Court, Halifax [1871]
  • 22 Bridge Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 22 North Bridge Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 22 Miall Street, Halifax [1901]

Joseph died in 1887 (aged 41) 

Newton, L.
[18??-1???] In 1885, he established a wholesale draper and pinafore business at Haley Hill, Halifax

Newton, Richard
[16??-17??] Yeoman of Halifax.

He married Grace, daughter of John Hargreaves

Newton, Robert
[1???-18??] In 1843, he and James Burrow, from Lancaster, introduced the silk industry to Brighouse. They began at Little John Mill and then moved to Victoria Mill. The partnership ended in 1845, and Newton stayed at the Victoria Mill in Brighouse as Robert Newton & Company until 1848 when he moved to Leeds

Newton's: Robert Newton & Company
Silk dressers at Victoria Mill, Brighouse.

When the partnership of Robert Newton and James Burrow ended in 1845, Newton stayed on at the Victoria Mill as Robert Newton & Company. In 1848, he moved to Leeds

Niagara
A fire engine owned by Fielden Brothers [1851]

Nibble & Clink Dam, Luddenden
A dam on Catty Well Beck, Luddenden.

On 11th August 2004 – because of the condition of the dam and the recent torrential downpours – there were fears that the dam could burst, and a flood warning was issued to people living in the area

Niblett, Thomas Cockroft
[1837-1893] Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker [1881, 1891] / an executor of Samuel Hey [1891]

In [Q1] 1864, he married (1) Ruth Foulds [1834-1873] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Clara [1864-1943] who was a worsted twister [1881]

Ruth died in 1873.

In [Q2] 1874, he married (2) Ruth Crossley [1839-1920] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Hannah [1875-1946]
  2. John Thorpe [1877-1958]
  3. George [1879-1881]
  4. Amy [b 1881]

The family lived at 31 Grosvenor Terrace, Halifax [1881, 1893].

Living with them [in 1881] was sister Emily Niblett [b 1846] (brush drawer).

Children John Thorpe, Mary Hannah & Amy emigrated to Australia.

John Thorpe & Mary Hannah died there.

Thomas died 29th September 1893.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £60.

Probate was granted to his widow Ruth.

Ruth died in Llandudno [20th December 1920].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £367 12/9d.

Probate was granted to unmarried daughter Mary Hannah

Nicall, Richard
[15??-16??] Of Halifax. In his will of 1617, he bequeathed a yearly rent of 13/4d from a house and land in Halifax – possibly in Mount Pellon – to be paid to the most needful poor of Halifax town

Nichol, Alexander
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner. He and his wife, Mary, lived at Copley Hall [1845]

Nichol, Eric Granville
[1907-1970] Son of James Ernest Nichol.

Born in Soyland [14th June 1907].

On 3rd August 1936, he married (1) Florrie Broadbent [1904-1944].

On 10th November 1945, he married (2) Kathleen Clara Nichol in Blackpool.

Children:

  1. Donald Graham

He died 24th March 1970

Nichol, F.
[1???-1???] Produced the Ryburn-Valley Almanack

Nichol, Henry
[18??-18??] Worsted spinner, dealer and chapman at Greetland.

In January 1840, he was declared bankrupt

Nichol, Henry
[1828-1884] Of Marsh Lane, Southowram.

In [Q4] 1851, he married Ann Green [1829-1880] in Halifax.

Ann died 1st November 1880. Henry died 7th December 1884.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Nichol, James
[1853-1???] Stationmaster at Pickle Bridge Railway Station [1881]

Nichol, James Ernest
[1870-19??] Born in Soyland.

He was a shucker in a cotton mill [1911].

On 11th March 1903, he married Lucretia Hartley.


Lucretia was the daughter of
Whiteley Hartley
 

Children:

  1. Eric Granville

The family lived at 22 Holly Royd, Soyland [1911]

Nichol, John
[18??-1???] Of Crow Nest, Lightcliffe.

He married Ellen.

Children:

  1. Thomas Charles [b 1869] who died aged 9 weeks

Thomas Charles was buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Nichol, John
[1855-1899] Born in Soyland.

He was a joiner [1877, 1881, 1891].

In [Q3] 1877, he married Sarah Jane Ramsden [1857-1925] in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was the daughter of
John Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1878]
  2. James Herbert [b 1881] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  3. Helena Adelaide [b 1882] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  4. Beatrice Annie [b 1884] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  5. Lily Ada [b 1886] who was a cotton rag spinner [1901]
  6. Percy Ramsden
  7. Martha Eliza [1890-1893]
  8. John Allinson [b 1892] who was a woollen spinning piecer [1911]
  9. William Edwin [b 1893]
  10. Thomas Henry
  11. Maurice H [1898-1911]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Dyson Lane, Soyland [with his wife's family 1881]
  • Quebec, Barkisland [1891]
  • St Anne's Place, Stainland [1901]
  • Moor Hey, Sowood, Stainland [1911]

Sons Percy Ramsden & Thomas Henry died in World War I

Nichol, John
[1917-1945] Son of Louie & John Albert Nichol of Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed at Halifax GPO.

He lived at 253 Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Serjeant with 75 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 14th March 1945 (aged 28).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery [25 D 6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nichol, Percy Ramsden
[1887-1915] Son of John Nichol.

Born in Soyland.

He was a member of the local Harriers' Association / a cotton spinner [1901] / a cotton piecer [1911].

In April 1915, he married Gladys Shaw [1893-19??] in Halifax.


Gladys was born in Halifax
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • 33 Green Lane, West Vale

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion attached to the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to the Dardanelles and took part in the Suvla Bay landing.

He had been missing since 9th August 1915, and presumed dead.

He was killed in action [17th August 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial [Panel 117-119].

His brother Thomas Henry also died in the War

Nichol, Thomas Henry
[1894-1918] Son of John Nichol.

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

He married Emma.

They lived at Spring Head, Sowood, Stainland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 2nd September 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy [VIII E 25].

His brother Percy Ramsden also died in the War

Nicholas, Graham S.
[1871-1915] FRIBA.

Born in Gloucester.

He was articled to John Hall in Scarborough, and worked on the Gold Coast under the Colonial Board of Works, and in Gray's Inn, London before going into partnership with J. F. Walsh as Walsh & Nicholas [1899].

He was a Freemason / master of the Arts Lodge, London / President of the Halifax Arts & Crafts Society.

In [Q4] 1901, he married Minnie Pease in Christchurch, Hampshire.


Minnie came from Bedale
 

They had no children.

They lived at Bowers Hall, Barkisland [1905].

The partnership ended in 1910 when Nicholas moved to the south of England because of ill health.

He died at Lymington, Hampshire [12th September 1915].

He was cremated at Woking

Nicholas, John
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1857, when he was a Methodist minister in Halifax (North) 

Nicholas ware
Aka Ogden pottery. Fineware pottery produced by Nicholas Taylor in the early 1900s, at his pottery at Ogden. It was described as having
a marbled effect with shades of blue predominating

Nicholl...
The entries for people with the surname Nicholl are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Nicholl's: Alexander & William Nicholl
Worsted spinners at Greetland. Partners included Alexander Nicholl and William Nicholl

In April 1841, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Nicholl & Binns
Hatters and manufacturers at Old Cock Yard, Halifax [1850].

The partnership was dissolved in June 1852

Nicholl & Brown
Athletic outfitters established by Joe Nicholl and J. T. Brown.

They were at Cheapside, Halifax [1900] and Arcade Buildings, 24 Commercial Street, Halifax [1905].

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Why be Weak?
Weakness is a crime

You can be Strong and Healthy by using SANDOW'S COMBINED DEVELOPER – one machine for the whole family

One Price only 12/6

SANDOW'S GRIP DUMBBELLS 5/- to 12/6 per pair
PUNCHING BALLS of every description kept in stock

We keep Demonstrators to shew how to use our goods

JOE NICHOL & J. T. BROWN, the only Practical Athletic Outfitters in this Country, CHEAPSIDE, HALIFAX

In 19??, they were joined by Frederick Coyle to become Nicholl, Brown & Coyle.

At some point, they extended next door to occupy the premises at Arcade Buildings, 23 Commercial Street, Halifax, previously occupied by Davies & Balmforth

Nicholl & Company
Damask manufacturers and merchants at Halifax.

Partners included William Nicholl and John Ainley.

The partnership was dissolved in December 1873 when John Ainley was retiring

Nicholl & Riley
Monumental masons at Sowerby New Road. Recorded in 1912, when their proprietors' residences were given as

7 Salisbury Street, Sowerby New Road
Prospect Terrace, Norland

Nicholl & Wood
Established by Jack Nicholl and Richard Wood who had been apprentices at Pollit & Wigzell Limited. When that business closed in 1932, the men went to work in America. Returning to England, they set up a business in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, producing items for foundry work.

They expanded into new premises in Dunkirk Lane, Halifax.

They later moved to Netherton Works, Holmfield.

In the 1970s, the business was taken over by Eva Industries of Manchester

Nicholl, Brown & Coyle
Sports outfitters of Commercial Street, Halifax.

The business was originally Nicholl & Brown, athletic outfitters.

In 19??, they were joined by Frederick Coyle to become Nicholl, Brown & Coyle.

At some point, they extended next door to occupy the premises at 23 Commercial Street, Halifax, previously occupied by Davies & Balmforth.

The business closed in 19?? and is now a toy-shop

Nicholl's: David Nicholl & Son
Hatters at 3 Corn Market, Halifax [1865, 1881]

Nicholl's: Fanny Nicholl Charity

Nicholls, Albert Ernest
[1874-1965] Born in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire [7th February 1874].

He was Manager and then co-owner of the Olympia Picture House [1911-1918] and the first Manager of the Todmorden Hippodrome [from 1919]. He was a partner in Hartleys Cinemas Limited. He retired to Cornwall in 1945.

On 26th July 1899, he married (1) Lily Richardson [1876-1928] from Eccles.

Children:

  1. Hilda [b 1898]
  2. Cyril

On 14th May 1930, he married (2) Mary Elizabeth Henry – aka Tizzy – from Todmorden.

Lily died 30th July 1928 (aged 52).

Albert Ernest died in Reading, Berkshire [31st December 1965].

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Nicholls, Rev Arthur Bell
[1819-1906] Curate to Rev Patrick Brontë at Haworth [1845-1853] and again [1854-1861].

In 1854, he married Charlotte Brontë.

He may be a model for Mr Macarthey in the novel Shirley.

See Rev Sutcliffe Sowden

Nicholls, Cyril
[1901-1956] Son of Albert Ernest Nicholls.

Born in Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire [7th February 1901].

He was the second and last Manager of the Todmorden Hippodrome under Hartleys Cinemas Limited [from around 1945 to 1955].

On 14th May 1930, he married Matilda (Tilly) Powell [1902-1994].

Children:

  1. Peter who was born and died on 7th July 1941

Cyril died in Eccles, Lancashire [8th September 1956] (aged 55).

Tilly died 4th September 1994 (aged 92).

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Nicholls, John
[15??-1???] MA.

Vicar of Coley [1597]

Nicholls, Jonathan
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1742]

Nicholls, Jonathan
[1723-1784] Of Boothtown. Merchant. He lived at Clough House within Huddersfield.

He married (1) Elizabeth [1732-1771].

Children:

  1. Jonathan
  2. Elizabeth [1764-1809]
  3. Bethell

He married (2) Sarah.

Children:

  1. Sarah

Elizabeth died 20th May 1771. Jonathan died 4th April 1784.

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church.

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

Nicholls, Dr Jonathan
[1763-1809] Son of Jonathan Nicholls.

Surgeon at Hipperholme.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Nicholls, Northend
[1737-1818] Son of Isaac Nicholls.

Born in Elland. Baptised at Elland Parish Church [5th July 1737]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [31st July 1818] (aged 81 years).

He owned property and land and left an estate valued at £600 his executor Phebe Greenwood

Nichols, Jonathan
[17??-18??] Halifax physician [1791]

Nichols, Mr
[17??-1809] Surgeon of Hipperholme. Died 9th September 1809

Nichols, Richard
[1???-16??] Son of Richard Nichols.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Nichols, Richard
[15??-1617] A yeoman of Halifax.

He married Anne Bairstow.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Grace who married Thomas Holden

Nichols, Samuel
[1???-17??] He married Mary, daughter of Henry Gill.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Hannah

Nicholson...
The entries for people with the surname Nicholson are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

The Nicholson family
Halifax family involved in printing and publishing. William Nicholson was an early member of the family.

See Thomas Holden and John Holroyd

Nicholson & Company
Tool makers and merchants, mill and colliery furnishers at 14 Northgate, Halifax [1905]

Nicholson & Walker
Halifax printers.

Partners included Jonas / Joseph Nicholson and Thomas Walker.

Recorded in 1795

Nicholson & West Limited
Established in 1835. Ironmongers and tool merchants at Northgate [1915] and Gaol Lane, Halifax [1936].


Question: Does anyone know anything about either of messrs Nicholson or West?

 

Nicholson & Wilson
Printers at Cheapside, Halifax [1839, 1841, 1842].

Partners included William Nicholson.

They were agents for The Leeds Mercury [1840s]

Nicholson's: F. H. Nicholson & Company
Drapery business established in Halifax in 1790.

Around 1857, they built new premises at 25 Crown Street, Halifax.

In 1873, the business was acquired by Alexander Scott

Nicholson's: J. & J. Nicholson
Printing and publishing business established by half-brothers Jonas and Joseph Nicholson.

Joseph left the firm and Jonas carried on alone until his death in 1808.

Joseph's son, John carried on the business.

In 1884, the business was acquired by W. C. Womersley

Nicholson's: William Nicholson & Sons
Halifax printers, publishers, and booksellers established by William Nicholson.

His sons, Jonas and Joseph – trading as J. & J. Nicholson – were 19th century printers, publishers, and booksellers with shops in Halifax, Wakefield, Bradford, and Oldham.

They were letterpress printers at 3 Cheapside, Halifax [1863]

After the death of Joseph's son, John, the business was sold to W. C. Womersley and later amalgamated with Stott Brothers Limited. The Nicholson firm was a competitor of William Milner, and the Nicholson's Cottager's Library was started to compete with Milner's Cottage Library

Nicklety, Walsden
Inchfield Road. Mid 18th century 3-storey house. It has weavers' windows.

At one time, it was divided into several dwellings, occupied by the Bottomley and Haigh families of Inchfield in Walsden.

In 1792, Jeremiah Bottomley of Inchfield, Walsden purchased the freehold on a parcel of land on the south side of the new road between Travis Bridge (now St Peter's Gate, Walsden) and Foulclough Pit Road, Inchfield Moor. The land was 24 yards by approximately 12 yards at Rakehead. He erected three dwelling houses on this land.

In 1807, Jeremiah sold the freehold to John Haigh of Pastureside, including the three dwellings. He paid £198 19/- for the land and houses. The land was named Nicklety.

When John Haigh died in 1831 he left the houses and other property at Nicklety to his sons John and Reuben to hold as tenants in common.

On 22nd August 1895, Nicklety was sold by the Haigh family by auction at the White Hart in Todmorden

Lot 2: 4 freehold cottages at Nicklety, Walsden, bought by Mr Jos. Holmes of Lanebottom for £100

It is now a single dwelling

Nicoll's: J. Nicoll
Costumier, furrier, ladies' tailor & mourning wear.

Recorded in 1917, when he was at 10 Crown Street, Halifax

Night whisslers
A phenomenon which has been described as a
a whizzing or whistling in the aire

and which is said to presage something extraordinary.

Heywood mentions the phenomenon in his diaries for March 1664

... there is another noyse heard in the aire, wch here they call night-whisslers, wch make a whizzing or whistling in the aire, as if it were a piece of timber thats caryed with violence through the aire, and some say they have seen it but very many haue heard it, tho it be rarely heard, and presage something more than ordinary, yet several haue heard this also this winter

He also mentions Gabriel Ratchetts and adds

tho I have never heard either of them

Nightingale, Rev Abel
[18??-19??] He served at Ilkley before becoming Minister at Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden [6th June 1909]

Nightingale, John
[18??-19??] Millwright and blacksmith at Calder Vale Works, Cornholme [1905]

Nightingale, John
[1895-1917] Son of Sarah Jane (née Tomlinson) [1850-1927] & John Nightingale [1840-1906].

Born in Cornholme.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

He lived at 904 Jubilee Street, Portsmouth, Todmorden [with his widowed mother 1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 26th February 1917.

He is remembered on the Chatby Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Nilton, E.
[17??-1???] Curate at Halifax Parish Church [1786]

Nip Square Lock, Walsden
Lock #29 on the Rochdale Canal.

See Nip Square, Walsden

Nixon, John
[1888-1918] Son of Matthias Chapman Nixon.

Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff presser.

He lived at 10 Eldon Place, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [August 1916], then served as a Rifleman with the 33rd Battalion London Regiment.

He died 5th October 1918 (aged 30).

He was buried at the Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland [II G 38].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Elland

Nixon, Matthias Chapman
[1852-1921] Born in Halifax.

He was a stuff presser.

In 1873, he married Elizabeth Bentley [1852-1937] in Leeds.


Elizabeth was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Agnes [b 1874]
  2. George [b 1876]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1878]
  4. Gertrude [b 1880]
  5. Edith [b 1882]
  6. Wilfred [b 1886]
  7. John
  8. Cyril [b 1891]

The family lived at 13 Sterling Street, Halifax [1911]

Nixon, Reginald John
[18??-1???] He was Registrar of births, marriages & deaths for Southowram [1881].


In [Q2] 1860, a Reginald John Saye Nixon married Laura Louise Saunders in Halifax.

Could this be the same man?

 

They lived at

  • Lower Marsh, Southowram
  • Little Marsh, Southowram

No Conscription Fellowship
A branch was established in Halifax when conscription was introduced in Britain [1916].

See Pals Battalion

No One
A gravestone at Heptonstall Church – the first a little west of the old church – records


He lived as no one
He died as no one
Being buried as no one
N & S

Noah Dale Bridge, Heptonstall
Footbridge over the stream which forms the boundary between Heptonstall and Blackshaw

Noah Dale, Colden
/ Soyland.

The upper part of the Colden valley.

Aka Nodale and Noddle.

There are many deserted farms in the area, left when the people moved away to work in the mills in the valley.

There was lead mining west of Noah Dale Dam here.

See Cross Clough, Noah Dale, Egypt, Colden, Lower Noah Dale and Noah Dale Water

Noah Dale Dam, Colden
Aka Nodale Dam. A dam built at Noah Dale, Colden by James King and Gamaliel Sutcliffe around 1806.

There was lead mining west of the dam

Noah Dale Farm, Soyland
Nook Lane.

See Pad Laithe, Colden

Noah Dale Water
Stream which flows down Noah Dale

Noakes, John
[1934-2017] He was educated at Shelf Council School and then Rishworth where he excelled in cross-country running, rugby and gymnastics although he considered himself a failure as an academic.

He worked as an engine fitter with BOAC. He left to go to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He joined the Welsh Theatre Company. Whilst doing repertory in Leicester, Biddy Baxter, producer of the BBC TV children's programme Blue Peter, spotted him and he became a presenter on the programme in 1966.

With his daredevil stunts – such as parachuting from 25,000ft and a two-man bob-sleigh run at St Moritz – he became one of the most popular presenters of the programme.

He is best remembered for his exhortation to the show's border collie: Get down, Shep. He left the show in 1978, although he carried on with a television career for several years with his own series.

In 1981, he left the business and, with his wife, Vicky, planned to sail round the world in their 45-ft boat. The boat was wrecked in a storm in the Mediterranean, and they decided to settle in Majorca

Nobbs, Harry Clifford
[19??-19??] JP.

He ran a fish and chip shop at the bottom of Castle Avenue, Rastrick. He was Mayor of Brighouse [1959-1960]

Noble...
The entries for people with the surname Noble are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Noble & Briscombe
Silk spinners at Clifton Bridge, Brighouse [1861].

See Noble's Silk Mill, Brighouse

Noble & Sugden
Or Sugden & Noble. Silk spinners at Victoria Mills, Brighouse [1861].

See Noble's Silk Mill, Brighouse

Noble's: B. Noble & Company
Silk spinners at Spring Bank Mill, Brighouse [1874].

See Noble's Silk Mill, Brighouse

Noble Fountains, Brighouse
In 1873, Benjamin Noble gave 2 drinking fountains to the people of Brighouse. One was later moved to Brighouse Cemetery

Noble's: John Noble Limited
Clothing business at 10 Old Market, Halifax [1918]

Noble's: Soap Makers
West Vale. Recorded in 1905

Nodder, Frederick May
[1890-1916] Son of John Frederick & Elizabeth Nodder of Halifax Road, Shelf.

Born in Sheffield.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 48th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th August 1916 (aged 26).

He was buried at the Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz [I C 18]

Nolan, Mrs
[18??-19??] She ran a lodging house at Dawson City and was one of the Queens of Dawson City. She later ran a café in Crown Street, Hebden Bridge

Nolson House, Barkisland
Stainland Road.

Aka Nelson House.

Mid to late 17th century U-plan house.

Owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

The property was divided into 3 dwellings.

It was renovated in the 1990s, and is now [2015] a single dwelling

Nonslip Stone Company
A company set up by Joseph Brooke to produce Silex non-slip stone flags. In December 1900, the company merged with Joseph Brooke & Sons to becomes Brooke's Limited.

See Newton Brooke

The Nook, Sowerby Bridge
The popular name for the area of West Street, Sowerby Bridge west of the railway arch. Sowerby Bridge Railway Station was here.

The 19th century blacksmith's shop here was demolished in 1957

The Nooke, Halifax
Property mentioned in 1675 as being situated
in the west end or head of one street in Halifax called The Woolshops, and being the corner house dividing the way leading from the Church of Halifax to the Shambles, and into one back lane there called Petticote Lane

Noonan, Rev J.
[19??-19??] Priest at St Mary's Catholic Church, Gibbet Street [1966]

Noone, James Joseph
[1890-1915] Son of Ellen & James Noone of Urmston, Manchester.

Born in Widnes.

He was Secretary of the Halifax & District Schools' Athletic Association [1914] / a teacher at St Mary's Catholic School [1914].

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

He was killed – shot by a sniper as he left the trenches at Doulieu [22nd April 1915] (aged 25).

He was one of the first local soldiers to be killed in the War.

He was buried at the Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix [I H 8].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His good friend and companion John Patrick Conroy was also killed in the War

Norcliffe, Alexander Walker
[1872-1936] Wool merchant of Halifax. He was head of George Norcliffe & Son.

In his will, he left bequests for Providence Congregational Church, Stainland, Outlane United Methodist Chapel, and Sowood Wesleyan Chapel.

See Rowland Norcliffe

Norcliffe, Arthur Edmund
[1888-1956] Son of Rowland Norcliffe.

After his father's death, Arthur carried on the family business – R. & D. Norcliffe. His sons and their children continued the business.

He married Ethel Mary Taylor.


Ethel Mary was the daughter of Isaac Taylor
 

Children:

  1. Norris Taylor
  2. Ernest Leslie
  3. Benjamin Taylor

The family lived at

  • Stainland
  • Aysgarth, Otley [1956]

Arthur Edmund died 13th November 1956.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £15,708 13/6d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ethel Mary and son Norris Taylor.

Ethel Mary died in 1971.

She was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe, Benjamin
[1832-1884] Born in Rishworth.

He was a mason [1853].

On 3rd February 1853, he married Mary Ellen Mason in Halifax


Mary Ellen was the daughter of
Ellis Mason.

There was a son Ellis born out of wedlock and baptised Ellis Mason [29th November 1852] who died in Soyland [1853]

 

Children:

  1. Lovena [1855-1897] who never married
  2. Major Edward
  3. Joe
  4. Sarah E [b 1863]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1867]
  6. John William [b 1870]
  7. Gertrude [b 1872]

The children were all born Soyland

Norcliffe, Benjamin Taylor
[1908-1985] Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

He and his brothers Norris Taylor and Leslie joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

During World War II, he joined the Royal Navy, and served as a radio operator in many parts of the world.

He lived at High Withens, Stainland.

He died 2nd September 1895.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £97,290

Norcliffe, David
[1852-1919] Son of John Norcliffe.

Around 1885, he became a partner with his brother, Rowland, in R. & D. Norcliffe.

In 1882, he married Elizabeth, daughter of William Clegg.

In July 1915, he retired from the business and went to live in Blackpool. He died in Blackpool

Norcliffe, Ernest Leslie
[1906-1990] Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

He and his brothers Norris Taylor and Benjamin joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

Norcliffe Farm, Southowram
Property – comprising Little Norcliffe, Upper Norcliffe, and Lower Norcliffe - which dates back to the 13th century.

Owners and tenants have included

Occupation of the properties ended after World War I. The buildings are now derelict.

The name is a corruption of north cliff. Compare with Sutcliffe

Norcliffe Farm, Southowram
The Farm (11 acres), plus 3 cottages (8, 10 & 12 Norcliffe Lane), were listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

  • G. Mallas [1925]

Norcliffe's: George Norcliffe & Son
See Alexander Walker Norcliffe

Norcliffe, Hannah
[1750-1833] Of Mirfield. She was the second wife of Knight Spencer.

She died in Halifax [10th September 1833]

Norcliffe, Isaac
[1757-1830] Of Parrack Nook.

In November 1816, he, John Whiteley and Jonathan Bottomley, who had all been members of Sowerby Independent Chapel, decided to establish a chapel at Parrack Nook. Their efforts resulted in the construction of Parrack Nook Chapel.

Isaac was the first preacher at the first services held in a house at Parrack Nook

Norcliffe, Isabella
[1785-1846] Daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas and Mrs Ann Norcliffe of Langton Hall, near Malton.

She met Anne Lister at Mr Lumley's Boarding School for Ladies, York.

In the Winter of 1813, Anne went to stay with the Norcliffes. It was here that Isabella introduced Anne to Mariana Belcombe.

She was one of the Anne's lovers visited her in Halifax. The 2 were close until it became platonic after Anne met Mariana Belcombe.

After Mariana married, Anne and Isabella resumed their relationship, but Anne was distressed by Isabella's drinking habits ... 

she drinks a bottle a day ... of our hot sherry

... and her bad tempers. In her journals, Anne refers to her as Tib and IN. She outlived Anne by 6 years

Norcliffe, Joe
[1860-1939] Son of Benjamin Norcliffe.

He was a labourer [1889].

On 23rd Feb 1889, he married Ann Tidswell [1854-1933] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Warley
 

They had no children.

They adopted Lilley Fielding [born in Hebden 1905] from the Hebden Bridge Workhouse.

The couple died in Hebden

Norcliffe, John
[1812-1869] Son of Jonathan Norcliffe.

He was a stone mason in Stainland / a farmer in Stainland.

He married Sarah, stepdaughter of John Edwards.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1836]
  2. Rebecca [b 1838]
  3. Mary [b 1839]
  4. Rowland
  5. Ann [1845-1953]
  6. George [1847-1921]
  7. Sarah [1851-1905]
  8. David
  9. Benjamin [1855-1915]
  10. Martha [b 1851]

The family lived at Intake Farm, Stainland

Norcliffe, Jonathan
[1777-1866] Born, lived and died at Intake Farm, Stainland Dene.

He married (1) Jenny (Jane) Shepherd [1777-1834].

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1798]
  2. Sally [b 1800]
  3. William [1802-1864]
  4. Malley [b 1804]
  5. Rebecca [b 1807]
  6. Betty [b 1809]
  7. John
  8. Jane [b 1814]
  9. Lucy [b 1814]
  10. William [b 1815]
  11. David [1816-1887]
  12. Samuel [1818-1874]
  13. Benjamin [1819-1874]
  14. Joseph [b 1823]

In 1836, he married (2) Mary Taylor [1777-18??].

The family lived at

He lived to see 14 children, 103 grandchildren, and 107 great-grandchildren

Norcliffe, Joseph
[17??-18??]

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

Norcliffe, Louis John
[1878-1936] Son of Rowland Norcliffe.

In 1898, he married Martha Scott in Huddersfield.

The couple were buried at Fall Spring Graveyard, Stainland

Norcliffe, Major Edward
[1857-1908] Son of Benjamin Norcliffe.

Born in Soyland.

He was a stone mason [1885].

In 1885, he married Ellenor Green [1866-1926] in Rochdale.


Ellenor was born in Round Oak, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1886]
  2. John William [1890-1898]
  3. Gertrude [b 1892]
  4. Frank [b 1896]

The children were all born Rochdale.

Major died in Rochdale [9th January 1908].

Ellenor died in Heywood [1926]

Norcliffe, Norris Taylor
[1905-1987] Of Stainland.

Son of Arthur Edmund Norcliffe.

He was a saxophonist / a soloist at a High Class Concert at Stainland Mechanics' Institute [1931] / an overlooker and manager at Firth House Mills, Stainland / a lecturer [1956].

He and his brothers Leslie and Benjamin joined the family business - R. & D. Norcliffe - and took over when their father died.

He married Jane [1908-1951].

They lived at Netheroyde House, Stainland [1951].

Jane was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Norcliffe's: R. & D. Norcliffe
Woollen manufacturer established by Rowland Norcliffe at Firth House Mills, Stainland. His younger brother, David, became a partner around 1885.

In June 1906, it was announced that they were to build a new mill at Penny Hill, Stainland, near to the existing mill.

There was a fire at their mill on 29th July 1907.

During World War I, they produced material for army shirts, then woollen blankets, linsey and car upholstery fabric.

David left the business in 1915.

After Rowland's death [1921] his youngest son, Arthur, carried on the business. The business was continued by Arthur's sons – Norris Taylor, Leslie and Benjamin.

Norris and Leslie left the business in 1952 and Benjamin carried on as a sole trader until 1957 when he was joined by son-in-law Anthony Sargeant.

The business was finally run by Benjamin's granddaughter, Elizabeth.

The business was wound up in 2005.

The mill was sold to MCN Construction who developed the site into luxury apartments, following planning details and architectural work handled by Anthony Sargeant prior to the sale.

The original mill building and its chimney have been preserved

Norcliffe, Richard
[1???-1375] Owner of Norcliffe.

He had a daughter who married into the Rookes family

Norcliffe, Rowland
[1842-1921] Son of John Norcliffe.

He was an errand boy [1851] / a weaver [1864] / a manufacturer [1871].

He built his own loom and started weaving cloth near the family home at Intake Farm, Stainland.

He travelled on horseback to sell his goods in Manchester.

He set up business as a manufacturer.

Around 1885, his brother, David, became a partner in R. & D. Norcliffe at Firth House Mills, Stainland.

He was a generous and popular employer.

He was active in local affairs, and was a member of the Stainland Local Board; a supporter of local causes and charities; associated with Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

In 1864, he married (1) Hannah Schofield [1848-1870] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1864-1945] who married Joe Haigh
  2. John [1868] who died a few weeks old

Hannah died 4th May 1870 (aged 22).

In 1870, he married (2) Sarah Taylor [1845-1900] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George [b 1872]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1872]
  3. Emily [b 1875]
  4. Clara [b 1877]
  5. Louis John [1878-1936]
  6. Samuel [b 1880] who was a woollen manufacturer [1921]
  7. Annie Elizabeth [1881-1933]
  8. Joseph Rowland [1882-1883]
  9. Benjamin [1885-1964]
  10. Ernest Edward [1886-1955] who was a woollen manufacturer [1921]
  11. Arthur Edmund

Sarah died 17th January 1900 (aged 55) 

In 1900, he married (3) Leah Matilda Edwards.

The family lived at Bowling Green, Stainland [1921].

Rowland died 9th December 1921 (aged 79).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12,517 2/4d.

Probate was granted to Alexander Walker Norcliffe and sons Samuel & Ernest Edward.

Members of the family were buried at Fall Spring Graveyard, Stainland

Norcotte, Rev William
[15??-16??] Curate at Todmorden [1604]

Norfolk, John
[1883-1917] Son of Wright Norfolk.

Born in Manningham.

He was a mason [1911] / employed by Arthur Foster, Bradford.

He lived with his mother and sister at 4 Hunger Hill, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted Northumberland Fusiliers, then served as a Private with the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Oppy Wood, Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [4 & 5], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Norfolk, Wright
[1855-1917] Born in Pannal, Yorkshire.

He was a Corporation labourer [1911].

Around 1875, he married Rebecca [1855-19??].


Rebecca was born in Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1879] who was a weaver of dress goods [1911]
  2. Ellen [b 1882] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  3. John
  4. George Alfred [b 1886] who was a gardener [1911]
  5. Emily Alice [b 1887] who was a baker [1911]
  6. Jane Ellen [b 1889] who was a weaver of dress goods [1911]
  7. Wright [b 1891] who was a butcher [1911]

The family lived at

  • 1 Dovedale Road, Smiddles Lane, Bradford [1911]
  • 4 Hunger Hill, Halifax [1917]

Wright died in Halifax [Q1 1917] (aged 62).

Son John died in World War I

Norland
Hill-top township above Sowerby Bridge.

See Parish statistics

Norland Board of Guardians
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Norland township have included

Norland Brass Band
Aka Norland Prize Band. Formed in 1879 by
a few young Norlander

residing in or near New Longley.

The first members of the Band included

  • L. Barron
  • Albert Batley
  • John Dewhirst
  • Arthur W. Dixon
  • Samuel Fleming
  • Wiliam Fowler
  • Albert Hitchen
  • John William Holroyde
  • Fred Mallinson
  • John Robinson
  • Levi Stott
  • Fred Sutcliffe
  • James Sutcliffe
  • Joseph Tyson
  • Tom Tyson
  • John Waddington

Conductors have included

  • Henry Stork [1879]
  • William Atkinson [1880-1887]
  • George Raine [1888-1896]
  • Alexander Owen [1897]
  • Ernest Beaumont [1906?-1911?]
  • George Ramsden [1920s-1930s]

Other players and members of the Band have included

They competed in many local and national contests, including

  • The Belle Vue July Contest in Manchester on 6 occasions between 1887 and 1906 [1887, 1897 (when they won), 1891, 1906]
  • The Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee contest in Liverpool [September 1887]
  • The Glasgow International Exhibition [1888]
  • The Crystal Palace [National Championships] 1911

They held their own band contests at Sowerby Croft [1885, 1886]. In the contest on 24th July 1886, 3,000 people attended when contest was won by Besses o' th' Barn Band.

A room at Butterworth End was used by the Band, then an empty house at Harper Royd. In 1905, a new Band Room was built.

They disbanded in 1937.

See Cold Acre Reservoir, Stainland

Norland Church

Norland Co-Op
A branch of the Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society opened at Harper Royd Lane on 15th June 1896.

It closed in the 1960s

Norland Co-operative Stores
Recorded in 1900 at Sandal Terrace [?]

The Norland Flyer
Local news-sheet for Norland

Norland Hall
London Road. Aka Norland Old Hall.

A timber-framed house built at Norland around 1450.

A passage doorway was dated ITHT 1672 for Joseph Taylor who cased the house in stone around that time.

Owners and tenants have included

After being struck by lightning in April 1911, the hall fell into disrepair.

In 1914, the building was dismantled. There was a plan to rebuild it in Addington Park, Croydon. This came to naught.

On 12th August 1922, it was announced that the Hall was to be demolished and transferred to America. It was sold to William Randolph Hearst, the American newspaper tycoon and shipped to the USA in 812 crates for re-erection on his California estate. On 8th September 1922, the first consignment of was shipped to America.

The plan failed when Hearst learned that he had to pay import tax on the stone, and the cargo rotted on the dockside for many years and eventually some of the stones were used to build a Presbyterian chapel in San Simeon, California [1967].

The present Norland Hall building is the result of restoration in the 1960s.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

See Lower Spark House, Norland, Norland Lower Hall and Norland Upper Hall

The Norland Halls
There have been several halls recorded in Norland and the records do not always enable the individual property to be identified accurately.

The following are recorded


Question: Please email me if you can help to clarify this situation

 

Norland Holiday Home
Norland Moor. In September 1935, a fund-raising appeal – launched by Mrs Miriam Lightowler and supported by public subscription – for the Halifax Children's Welfare League raised £3,500 and land was purchased at Norland and work began on a specially-built holiday home. A broadcast appeal raised £115. John Henry Jagger was one of the founders of the Holiday Home.

The purpose-built home opened on 26th June 1937 to provide two weeks' holiday and fresh air to the poor children of Halifax. It accommodated 24 boys & girls.

During World War II, the holiday home was used for evacuees, mainly from Bradford. The home had its own zoo, with rabbits and guinea pigs.

It closed in 1979. The money from the sale of the property was used to set up a fund which offered grants to enable children from less well-off homes to take holidays.

It has been converted into 2 dwellings.

See East Longley Farm, Norland and Gillian Ida Walker

Norland, John of
[13??-1???] A local justice at the time of the Statute of Labourers

Norland Local History Society

See Nobbut Norland

Norland Lower Hall
Aka Lower Old Hall, Norland Old Hall.

Built in 1634 by George Taylor.

Dated 1634 G E T for George and Elizabeth Taylor.

Owners and tenants have included

The arms of the Dyers' Guild can be seen over the doorway.

A frieze reads:

FEARE GOD HON OUR the KINGE

and a plaster overmantel bears the Royal Arms and the wording

DIEU ET MON DROIT 1635 T G E

There is a shop at the right of the building.

Around 1900, the hall was divided into three separate dwellings – the middle one was the village Post Office until the 1950s, when it reverted to a dwelling.

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax.

See Norland Hall and Norland Upper Hall

Norland, Manor of
It was owned by the Earls of Warren. In the 14th century, Sir John de Ealand held land in the area. In the 16th century, the Savile family held the manor. In the 19th century, the Earl of Scarbrough was lord of the manor [1861].

See Manor of Rishworth-cum-Norland

Norland Memorial Garden
Situated at the cross-roads in Moor Bottom Lane, Norland. The Norland War Memorial, the stocks and the village pinfold are here

Norland Moor
Originally a part of the Savile estates. 253 acres of unenclosed common moorland with Ladstone Rock and Norland Stream, this is popular for picnics and walks. There are remains of quarrying activities here, and stone was taken from here to built the Rochdale Canal.

On 22nd June 1834, there was a meeting of mill workers who had been locked out on account of their membership of the trades union.

On 6th October 1932, Norland Parish Council decided to buy the Moor by public subscription. More than £400 was raised. The moor was bought for £250 after a public appeal.

There are a number of holes on the moor which have been cordoned off with barbed wire. Below ground, they are fitted out with basic stone tables and seats. These were built in the 1950s by the Royal Observer Corps and were to be used in the event of nuclear attacks.

In 1948, the War Department announced that it wanted to take over 110 acres of the moor for tank exercises, although it promised that there would be no live ammunition fired. West Riding County Council defeated the plan.

See Heather and Royal Observer Corps Observation Post

Norland Moor Farm
New Clough Road. 17th century farm.

Dyeing was carried on here and there was a chemical works here

Norland Old Hall
See Norland Hall, Norland Lower Hall and Norland Upper Hall

Norland Overseers of the Poor
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Norland

Norland Parish Council
Those who sevred on the Council included

On 6th October 1932, the Council decided to buy Norland Moor

Norland pinfold
The village pinfold stands near the War Memorial, and has the stocks standing inside

Norland Post Office
Of the 3 cottages known as Thorny Bank in Berry Moor Road, the one nearest the road is a later addition and was used as a sub Post Office run by Jabez Whitaker [between 1903 and 1911]. The position of the post-box can still be seen in the end wall of the house nearest the road.

Around 1900, Norland Lower Hall was divided into three separate dwellings. The middle one was the village Post Office until the 1950s, when it reverted to a dwelling.

For many years, the sub-post office in the village was run from the foot of the stairs of a house at West Field, Norland. When I lived at Thorny Bank [1970s-1984], Mrs Scott was in charge of the business

Norland Smallpox Hospital
See Milner Royd Hospital, Sowerby Bridge

Norland Stocks
The stocks originally stood near the Blue Ball.

Around 1904, they were restored by the Council, under the supervision of Jabez Whitaker.

They now stand inside the pinfold

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Norland Stream
Aka Norland Clough. Flows across Norland Moor and beneath the road to Norland at Clough Moor Bridge, then down Maple Dean Clough, through Copley, to join the Calder

Norland Surveyor of the Highways
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Norland included:

Norland Upper Hall
Aka Upper Old Hall, Norland.

Stood on Norland Town Road, near the Blue Ball

Timber-framed house cased in stone around 1690 by John Taylor, of Norland Hall, for his younger son John.

It was dated IBT 1690 for John and Betty Taylor.

2 cannon balls from the Civil War were found within the walls of the building.

Owners and tenants have included

The Hall was demolished in the 1970s.

Upper Old Hall Farm stands on the site.

This is discussed in the book The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire.

See Lower Spark House, Norland and Norland Lower Hall

Norland village shop
When I had a house in Norland – between 1973 and 1994 – the only shop was a small [green] wooden hut in the garden of a house in Shaw Lane and stood at the cross-roads opposite the church. This was popular with holiday-makers and walkers. The business was run by Mrs Cottingham until she had to close in the 1980s

Norland Workhouse
In 1777, this accommodated 12 inmates

Norland Working Men's Club
This is said to be the smallest Working Men's Club in the country

Normanton's
Woolstaplers at Hare Street, Halifax [1914]

Normanton...
The entries for people with the surname Normanton are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Normanton's: Jeremiah Normanton & Son
Carriage proprietors established by Jeremiah Normanton at the Golden Lion, Ripponden

Normanton's: John Normanton & Sons
Greetland stone merchants [1905].

Established by John Normanton.

Partners included Charlton Normanton

Normington, Alfred
[1???-1923] Of 2 Common Road, Upper Edge, Elland.

He died 13th September 1923

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £267 17/6d. Probate was granted to Alice (wife of Smith Carter) and Mary Elizabeth (wife of Hall Shackleton

Normington's: E. & O. Normington
Quarry owner and stone merchants at Five Acre Quarry, Elland [1905]

Normington, Herbert

Normington, Isaac
[17??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1800-1810]

Normington, J.
[18??-19??] Family grocer, tea, coffee & provision merchant.

Recorded in 1901, when he was at Elland Road, Brighouse

Normington, Jack
[1915-1944] Son of Lucy & Sidney Normington of Halifax.

He was educated at Haugh Shaw School, Halifax & Halifax Secondary School / a builder with his father.

In [Q1] 1941, he married Doreen Mary Pickles in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Alan R. [b Q3/1944]

They lived at 44 Emscote Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds in Normandy [16th August 1944] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Bayeux War Cemetery [XX F 25].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Normington, Joe
[1851-1916] Illegitimate son of Eliza Normington.

Born in Soyland.

In 1854, Eliza married Peter Hollas.

Joe was adopted by Peter and spent all his life with his stepfather.

He never married.

Joe died at his stepfather's home in Soyland [1st September 1916]

Normington, John
[1793-1869] He was a grocer.

He lived at 3 Square, Halifax [1869]

He died 13th April 1869 (aged 76).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 265 D]

Normington, Joseph
[1833-1885] He was a stone shipper at Southowram/Siddal.

He lived at 6 Lower Clipster Hall, Siddal.

He died 24th January 1885 (aged 52).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [J 267 B]

Normington, M.
[19??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Normington, Mark
[1858-1???] Son of Joseph Normington, mason.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a mason of Rastrick [1888] / a stone mason [1891] / a stone mason & grocer [1901] / a stone mason [1911].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Mary Shaw [1859-1???] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.


Mary, of Rastrick, was the daughter of Edwin Shaw, grocer.

She was a grocer [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1892]
  2. William

The family lived at

  • 48 Church Street, Elland [1891]
  • West View, Church Street, Elland [1901]
  • 47 Church Lane, Lower Edge, Elland [1911]

Normington, Matthew
[1739-1775] Aka Normanton, Norminton. A weaver of Stannery End, Sowerby. Cousin of William Folds. He was one of the gang who – with Robert Thomas – murdered William Deighton. The two were acquitted of the murder, but later found guilty of robbing the dead man.

Pending trial at the Spring Assizes at York in March 1775, Normington was allowed out on bail, but went into hiding at Spa Laithe, Cragg Vale – he is said to have hidden in the briars there. He was re-arrested and put on trial. Like Thomas, he gave a full confession of the murder before he died. He was executed on April 15th 1775 at the Tyburn, York, and his body hung in chains on Beacon Hill, near that of his accomplice, Robert Thomas. Like Thomas, the body was arranged so that the fingers pointed to Bull Close Lane, the scene of the murder

Normington, Paul
[1847-1905] Born in Elland / Fixby.

Established Paul Normington & Company.

On 25th May 1873, he married Sarah Ann Sykes [1849-1912] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. George Henry [1879-1949] who was a stone delver [1901]
  2. Eliza Emily [1888-1976]

The family lived at Ridge View, Upper Edge, Elland [1905].

Paul died 30th January 1905.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £940.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Ann

Normington's: Paul Normington & Company
Established by Paul Normington.

Stone quarrier with business at Blue Ball Quarry, Rastrick [1896], Grantham Quarry, Rastrick [1896], and Five Acre Quarry, Elland [1905]

Normington, Raymond H.
[1911-1944] Son of Sarah Hutchinson & Arthur Normington of Halifax.

He worked for Fletcher Brothers, Bowling Dyke.

He married Lilian.

They lived at 40 Charlestown Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 125 Battery 38 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was reported missing in Malaya.

He was killed in the Middle East [25th March 1944] (aged 33).

He was buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma [9 A 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Normington, William
[1834-1882] He married Ellen [1835-1905].

Children:

  1. Albert [1866-1923]
  2. Martha Ellen [1876-1951]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3933]

Normington, William
[1893-1916] Or Willie.

Son of Mark Normington.

He was a printer's apprentice [1911] / a printer with Henry Watson Limited.

During World War I, he joined the West Riding Regiment [8th February 1916], and transferred as a Private with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died of wounds [6th November 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Puchevillers British Cemetery [III C 15].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland.

A cousin was killed in action a few weeks earlier

Norminton, Benjamin
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1745--6]

Norminton, Crossland
[1865-1928] Born in Elland.

He was a quarryman [1887].

On 28th May 1887, he married Martha Ann Marshall [1866-1923] in Halifax.


Martha Ann was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1888]
  2. Joseph Edward [1889-1963]
  3. Mark
  4. Arthur [1893-1942]
  5. Daisy Annie [1902-1987]
  6. Leslie [1907-1989]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at 57 Church Lane, Elland, [1901, 1911, 1916]

Norminton, Joseph
[1???-1849] A provision-dealer at Union Street, Halifax. He died in the cholera outbreak of 1849. He and another victim, an un-named man who was a manager at Atkinson's Silk Mill, Boothtown, had just returned from a cheap trip to Liverpool and the Isle of Man

Norminton, Joseph
[17??-18??] Rectifier at Silver Street, Halifax [1809, 1822]

Norminton, Lawrence
[1895-1917] Son of Emma & John Norminton of 66 Gooder Lane, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 25th November 1917 (aged 22).

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

Norminton, Mark
[1890-1916] Son of Crossland Norminton.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of St Michael's Mission Church, Elland / a worsted spinner [1911] / a fettler / employed by Thomas Helm & Sons at Spout Mills, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of wounds [15th August 1916].

He was buried at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension [I C 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland.

A memorial service was held at St Michael's Mission Church, Elland [10th September 1916]

One of his brothers was serving with the A. S. C. in France

Norris...
The entries for people with the surname Norris are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

The Norris family of Ovenden
See Rev William Foxley Norris and Ovenden Hall

Norris & Foster
Halifax solicitors.

Partners included Henry Alexander Norris and Adam Crossfield Foster.

Recorded in July 1868 at Crossley Street, Halifax

Norris & Norris
Halifax solicitors.

Recorded in May 1847 at Westgate, Halifax

Norris, Foster & England
Halifax solicitors.

Partners included Henry Alexander Norris, Adam Crossfield Foster, Ronald Crossfield Foster, and Thomas England.

Recorded in 1873, when they were solicitors in the case of Walshaw vs Walshaw.

In 1918, an oblituary notice for Ronald Crossfield Foster said that

the firm was now carried on by James Clarkson

Norris's: William John Norris & Brothers
Drysalters and manufacturing chemists at Calder Chemical Works, Sowerby Bridge [1845, 1874] and St John's Lane, Halifax [1850].

Partners included William John Norris

Norrish, George
[1866-1???] Or Norris.

Son of John Norrish, warehouseman.

Born in Callington, Cornwall.

He was a fustian cutter of Commercial Street, Wadsworth [1887] / a baker [1891] / a fustian cutter [1901]

In 1887, he married Betty Walton [1866-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Betty was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of Nathaniel Walton, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1888] who was a slipper maker [1901]
  2. Sam [b 1889] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  3. Herbert
  4. Mary H [b 1895]
  5. Clara [b 1896]

The family lived at

  • 7 Main Street, Heptonstall [1891]
  • 8 Spring Grove, Hebden Bridge [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Walton [b 1875] (fustian tailoress) 

Norrish, Herbert
[1891-1915] He appears on the 1891 & 1901 census as Herbert Norrish. but elsewhere Herbert Norris.

Son of George Norrish.

Born 10th January 1891.

He was a member of Foster Lane Methodist Church, Hebden Bridge / a railway goods porter [1911] / employed by Herbert Wood, broker, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge / On the 9th Feb 1915 he enlisted for service and his home address was 13 Pleasant View, Hebden Bridge, he gave his occupation as a Labourer

On 17th April 1909, he married Mary Ann Hill [1861-1922] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann was born in Barnsley
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [1910-1994] who married Harry C. Redman

They lived at

  • 9 Hippins End, Hebden Bridge
  • 6 Tanpits, Hebden Bridge [1911]
  • 13 Pleasant View, Hebden Bridge [1915]

During World War I, he enlisted [9th February 1915], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 2nd November 1915.

He was buried on the battlefield at Hulluch by the Germans.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [11]

Nortcliffe, David
[1937-] Local historian, writer, guide, and founder of the Calderdale Heritage Walks.

His published works include

Nortcliffe, Frederick William
[1880-1953] In [Q3] 1911, he married (1) Annie Rogers [1881-1924] in Halifax.

Annie died 6th June 1924 (aged 43).

In [Q1] 1926, he married (2) Eleanor (Nellie) Crowther [1880-1946] in Halifax.

Nellie died 21st March 1946 (aged 66).

Frederick William died 21st January 1953 (aged 73).

They were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Nortcliffe, James
[18??-18??] Dyer at Brighouse.

In April 1843, he was declared insolvent

North, Albert
[18??-19??] Around 1900, he had a French polishing and upholstery business at Water Street, Brighouse

North, Allan
[1919-1944] Son of Edith May & Leonard North.

He was employed by John Briggs & Sons.

He married Mavis.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 11A Wakefield Road, Copley, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He was killed in Burma [5th May 1944] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial [18], and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

North's: Allen North & Company
Dyers at Old Lane Dye Works, Halifax [1905]

North & South Junction Railway
Railway line Halifax to Keighley

North, Benjamin
[18??-1903] Aka Benje.

Son of Joseph North. He lived at Strawberry Cottage, Norwood Green

North Bridge Baths, Halifax
Mentioned in 1857. Owned by a Mr Wilson

North Bridge Coal Company
Established around 1875 by brothers Samuel and Joseph Sharp. They had offices at the Great Northern Railway, the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and at Pellon Railway Station [1895]

North Bridge Fountain, Halifax

North Bridge, Halifax
The bridge over the Hebble Brook linking Halifax to Leeds, Bradford and the north.

There have been other bridges over the Brook in the same area, including Bowling Dyke Bridge, Lee Bridge and Shakehand Brig.

See Cross Hills, North Bridge Baths, North Bridge Leisure Centre, North Bridge Station and Pine Apple, Halifax

North Bridge Leisure Centre
A sports centre for Halifax had been considered since the late 1950s – with Shroggs Park and Spring Hall as leading candidates.

When the site of the former North Bridge railway station and sidings were cleared in 1973, it was a favoured site for a leisure centre.

In 1969, there was a suggestion by architect student David Brierley that a museum – with a theatre, a sports hall, a workshop, a restaurant and an art gallery – and a complex to include an hotel, a conference centre, a bus station, a railway station extension – be built on the site of the disused goods yard. This came to naught.

The go-ahead was given by 1979 and the centre was opened in October 1981 by footballer Jack Charlton

North Bridge Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 2 Cross Hills. It was then at the same address as the business run by Thomas Priestley, printer, stationer and newsagent

North Bridge Railway Station
The station opened at Bowling Dyke on 25th March 1880 to serve the route to Bradford for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the Great Northern Railway.

North Bridge had to be rebuilt higher to allow trains to pass underneath

Considerable property – including Isle of Man Yard – had to be demolished for construction of a new ¼ mile long viaduct which linked the station to Halifax Old Station.

Between 1890 and 1955, there was a service to Holmfield where it joined the Halifax & Ovenden Joint Railway.

The station closed to passengers on 23rd May 1955.

The large goods yard was used by the Great Northern Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway companies. In 1905, many local companies had a presence at the station John Charnock & Sons, Halifax Coal Society Limited, Hartley, Kaye & Company, W. H. Kaye & Company, Oates & Green Limited, William Pogson and Henry Summerscales & Son.

North Bridge Tunnel ran under the main line and into Crossley's mills at Dean Clough.

The station closed in 1964, and was demolished in 1974.

Passenger traffic ended in 1925.

The station closed on 23rd May 1955, and the passenger service from Halifax to Queensbury ended.

The station was demolished in 1960, and became a possible site for the leisure centre which opened in October 1981.

North Bridge Leisure Centre occupies a part of the old goods yard and more recently, a Sainsbury's supermarket with car park and filling station occupied the rest of the site.

See Charlestown Viaduct, Halifax

North Bridge Railway Tunnel
There was a siding which ran from the main line North Bridge Station, under Old Lane Tunnel, and into Crossley's mills at Dean Clough.

Traces of the turntable and weighbridge are still to be seen.

North Bridge Restaurant, Halifax
Opposite the Grand Theatre. A branch of the Halifax Cocoa House Company

North Bridge Toll Bar
On 26th January 1804, Michael Stocks and his men tore up the toll gates at North Bridge, Halifax. No action was taken because the Trustees had broken the law by continuing to collect tolls after the costs of construction and maintenance of the 1774 bridge had been recouped

North Bridge Tram Accident [1906]
On 1st July 1906, Tram Number 94 went out of control as it travelled down New Bank and overturned on North Bridge. Two people were killed, and 12 people were injured.

The driver was dismissed and a strike ensued

The North Chamber: Shibden Hall
This is on the first floor of Shibden Hall.

The bed is from the 17th century.

Anne Lister built panelled walls to make this room more private. These were removed in the 1960s.

This may be what Anne Lister recorded as my father's room.

During the Royal Visit of 11th July 1912, toilet facilities for Queen Elizabeth were created in a corner of this room

North Cut, Brighouse
A section of the Calder & Hebble Navigation which links with the Calder at Brighouse.

See Anchor Pit Flood Lock, Brighouse and Ganny Lock, Brighouse

North Dean
Area and parkland around Clay House, Greetland.

See North Dean Nature Trail

North Dean House, West Vale
Stainland Road.

Owners and tenants have included

North Dean Lodge, West Vale
Built by the Trustees of the North Dean Wood Charity [1819].

Stands behind Clay House.

It was accommodation for the person charged with overseeing North Dean Woods

North Dean Nature Trail
Woodland walk and nature trail around North Dean Woods

More information: Telephone: 01422-393233


Question: Is there a website with more up-to-date information?

 

North Dean Pleasure Grounds
At North Dean Woods, Greetland. Recorded in 1891 and 1905

North Dean Railway Bridge
Built around 1840 by the Manchester & Leeds Railway Company

See Calder Bridge, North Dean

North Dean Railway Station
For the Manchester & Leeds Railway.

The route of the railway by-passed Halifax, and passengers and goods had to depart and arrive at Sowerby Bridge or Elland.

North Dean Station opened on 1st July 1844.

In July 1844, Halifax Town station opened at Shaw Syke for the single-track branch line from North Dean This branch was constructed by Thomson & Company of Liverpool and was then the only railway into Halifax. The line is a little over 1 mile long Trains passing between Halifax and Huddersfield, frequently had to wait at one end or the other.

The gradient from North Dean to Dry Clough is around 1 in 47 and trains were often unable to make it up to Dry Clough and had to run back to Elland Station.

Several people were injured in an accident here in 1865.

On 23rd October 1869, the single line, was opened as a double one.

On 4th August 1881, a railway worker was killed at the station as he was passing between 2 waggons. At the time, Haigh Wood, was station master at North Dean Station, and Thomas Mann, was stationmaster at West Vale Station and a witness to the accident.

The line closed to passengers in 1917, and to freight in 1930.

Stationmasters at the Station have included

  • Haigh Wood [1881]

A man was killed at the station on 14th March 1885.

On 16th May 1885, North Dean station was renamed Greetland Station.

See James Cockroft, North Dean to Stainland line, Miss Selina Porter and Stainland

North Dean to Stainland line
Railway branch line of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway from North Dean Railway Station to Shaw's mills at Holywell Green. Built in 1875 contractors by Banks, Thornton & Garside

See Thomas Challoner, Greetland Viaduct, Holywell Green Viaduct and Stainland Viaduct

North Dean Toll Gate
Aka Ha'penny Bar.

Toll gate which stood on Stainland Road, on the approach to West Vale, just beyond a bridge over the Calder.

It was built around 1842 by the Salterhebble, Stainland and Sowerby Bridge Turnpike Trust under an Act of Parliament passed in 1824.

It ceased to collect tolls in 1870.

From the 1940s, it was the headquarters of the Halifax and District Youth Hostels Association. It was demolished in 1968

North Dean Wood Charity
Established in the 1750s for
the very many aged and infirm and other poor persons of Elland-cum-Greetland

In 1757, Sir George Savile, the lord of the manor, was approached with a proposal that North Dean Woods – an area of woodland to the north of Greetland which was part of the common land of the manor – be given over to a charity that would sell rights to the harvest of the woodland and use the money for the benefit of the poor. The income would also reduce the Poor Rate which had to be paid by the parish. There were 18 trustees of the Charity and meetings were held at the Rose and Crown inn, in vestry of Elland Parish Church and, latterly, in the Council Offices. Signatories to the 1757 deed, and Trustees included

The Charity is still in existence and leases the woods to Calderdale Council who provide public access to the woods as an amenity.

See North Dean Lodge

North Dean Woods, Greetland
A piece of woodland which extends from Clay House, along the northern slope of Lindwell Bank, past Copley to a point south east of Norland.

In 1866, fires from the sparks of the steam trains on the Leeds & Manchester Railway caused estimated £240 worth of damage.

See Maple Dean Clough, North Dean Nature Trail, North Dean Pleasure Grounds, North Dean Wood Charity and Captain Spencer

North Division
In 1861, the West Riding was divided into 2 divisions – North and South – each returning 2 MPs.

In 1867, the West Riding was divided into 3 divisions – North, South and East – each returning 2 MPs.

In 1885, the North Division of the West Riding was divided into 5 constituencies – including the Sowerby Division – each returning 1 MP.

Lord Frederick Cavendish represented the North Division from 1865.

See Population Statistics and Todmorden & Lancashire

North's Eating House
Northgate, Halifax.

Janet Currie worked here [1865]

North Gate End, Heptonstall
See Robert Greenwood and Preaching House, Heptonstall

North, George Edward
[1855-19??] Born in Halifax [Q4 1855].

He was a thick wire drawer [1901].

In [Q4] 1899, he married Annie Hoyle [1858-19??].


Annie was born in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

She had a son Herbert E. Sutcliffe

 

Children:

  1. Fanny E [b 1887] who was a spinner worsted [1901]
  2. Jane E [b 1890] who married Lewis Aked
  3. Fred [b 1901]

The family lived at 8 Haugh Shaw Road, Scarborough Street, Halifax [1901]

North Halifax
Collective name for the northern districts of Halifax which includes Illingworth, Mixenden, and Ovenden.

See North Halifax Grammar School

North, Herbert
[1896-1917] Son of Joe North.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / worked in Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 234th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds [31st July 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery [I A 46].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

North Hollingworth Farm, Walsden
Hollingworth Lane. Late 17th century farm.

Owners and tenants have included

North House, Elland
It was originally known as Hill Top, Elland.

Owners and tenants have included

North Howcans, Ovenden
Recorded on maps produced in 1854

See Howcans

North Ive House, Luddenden
In the 19th century, Ive House, Warley was split into 2 dwellings: North and South.

Edward Murgatroyd's family lived in the North and Henry Sutcliffe Murgatroyd's family in the South.

Owners and tenants have included

North, J.
[18??-18??] Grocer at Northowram.

In May 1855, he was declared bankrupt

North, James
[17??-18??] Recorded in the early 19th century, when he owned Rookes Colliery, Hipperholme

North, Joe
[1869-19??] Son of Mr North.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a coach painter [1891] / a carriage painter [1901] / a coach painter [1911].

In 1888, he married Lucy Annie Wood [1869-19??] in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Agnes [b 1889]
  2. Lily Robertson [b 1891] who was a twister [1911]
  3. Winifred [b 1893] who was a twister [1911]
  4. Bernard [b 1895] who was an oiling (worsted) [1911]
  5. Herbert
  6. Alec Gerrard [b 1900]
  7. Elenar / Eleanor [b 1902]
  8. Eideth / Edith [b 1905]
  9. Lucy Annie [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 1 Beaumont Street, Huddersfield [with Joe's widowed mother 1891]
  • 68 Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax [1901]
  • 20 Cinderhills Lane, Siddal, Halifax [1911]
  • Elder Cottage, 66 Luck lane, Marsh, Huddersfield

Living with them [in 1901] was Joe's mother Agnes

North, Joseph
[1790-1850] His family had cared for the gardens at Judy Woods since the early 1800's.

In 18??, he married (1) Elizabeth Hodgson [17??-184?].

Children:

  1. William
  2. Benjamin

In 1847, he married (2) Judy Jowett

North, Judy
[1795-1870] Her maiden name was Judith Stocks, and she was also known as Gurt Judy, Judy Ellis, and Stick o' Judy's. She sold sticks of spice, parkin pigs, and ginger beer at Judy Brig, Judy Woods. She and her son, John Barraclough, took care of the gardens at Judy Woods.

Her cottage was near to Horse Close Bridge and is now demolished.

She married 3 times: Joseph Barraclough in 1819, Isaac Jowett in 1833, and became the second wife of Joseph North in 1847. She also lived with Amos Kellett

North, Marjoribanks Keppel
[1865-19??] Of Rougham Hall, Norfolk.

He was an engineer / involved in the construction of the railway in Argentina

On 19th July 1905, he married Edith Beatrice Armytage at Hartshead Church.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Arabella [b 1909]

They lived in Buckinghamshire

North Midgelden Farm, Todmorden
Bacup Road Late 18th century house.

A nearby barn is also listed

North, Mr
[18??-18??]

He married Agnes [1842-19??]


Agnes was born in Scotland
 

Children:

  1. Joe

The family lived at 1 Beaumont Street, Huddersfield [1891].

Living with the widowed Agnes [in 1891] was son Joe & family

North Parade Band, Halifax
Formed in 1???. Disbanded in 1???

North Park House, Halifax
Stood at the south-east corner of People's Park, near Park Road Baths, at the junction of Park Road / King Cross Street.

Recorded on maps published in 1835.

Owners and tenants have included

In 19??, it became part of the Pennine Insurance office complex. When the company left in 19??, the buildings fell into disrepair.

In 2006, the property was demolished to make way for new apartments

North Scaitcliffe Farm, Todmorden
Owners and tenants have included

North Scausby Farm, Bradshaw
Riley Lane.

Dated 17 S D D 40

See Ridings Farm, Ovenden Wood

North, Tom
[18??-1915]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

He died 10th March 1915.

He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial [15 & 16], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

North View, Todmorden
Halifax Road / Roomfield Lane. 2 villas built about 1841 by – and for – Joseph Firth and William Howarth next to their Albion Mill.

One is now occupied by Todmorden Working Men's Club

North Wales Granite Company Limited
Originally called Conway Stone Quarries. This was a division of Brooke's Limited which quarried in several parts of Wales

North Ward Brass Band, Halifax
Recorded in July 1873, when they promoted a contest which took place in Shibden Park – by permission of John Lister. The bands taking part included Elland Upper Edge Band, Greetland & West Vale Brass Band, Elland Victoria Band, Brighouse Subscription Band, King Cross Band, and Northowram Subscription Band

North Ward, Halifax
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax. Recorded in 1866.

See James Bairstow, Michael Booth, John Bunney, John Dyson Hutchinson, William Regan, George Emmett Wright Robinson, Fred Sharp, Frederick Smith and Walter C. F. Smith

North Well, Heptonstall
Owners and tenants have included

North, William
[1???-1881] Son of Joseph North.

He was interested in landscape gardening and ornithology

Northend...
The entries for people with the surname Northend are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

The Northend family of Northowram
Mr Northend was an early member of the family.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

Northende, Daniel
[15??-16??] Of Cromwellbottom Hall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary

Northende, John
[15??-16??] Alias John Hanson.

Son of Robert Northende, and brother of Edward Hanson.

Owned Field House, Shibden, Salterlea, Shibden and Fold, Shibden

Northende, Robert
[1???-1551] Of Horner House, Shibden.

Son of Richard Northend.

He married Emmotta or Emma.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Emma [15??-1585] who married Lancelot Lake [b 1539] from Normanton
  3. Edward

The Northern Ballet Theatre Company
In 1990, the company moved from Manchester to Spring Hall Mansion. In 1995, the company moved to purpose-built premises in Leeds.

See Christopher Gable

Northern, Dr Benjamin
[17??-1834] Surgeon at Lightcliffe

Northern Broadsides
Theatre group formed in 1992 by Barrie Rutter and based at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough.

The company has appeared around the world performing Shakespeare and classical texts. The company have produced many Shakespeare plays with Yorkshire accents. Rutter believes that this more accurately reflects Elizabethan English than do modern accents.

In 2000, the company presented the first production of Ted Hughes's play Alcestis.

In 2009, the company's production of Othello starred Lenny Henry in his first professional acting rôle in a Shakespeare play

Northern Carpet Trades Union
Abbr: NCTU. A union for workers in the carpet industry Recorded in 1954

The Northern Coal & Lime Company
Recorded in 1905 at Bedford Street North, Halifax

Northern Counties Amalgamated Society of Weavers
Recorded in 1917 at Burnley Road, Todmorden when William John Tout was secretary

See Society of Weavers

Northern Counties Discount Company, Halifax
Recorded in 1901, when they were at 15 Westgate, Halifax, and J. Bentley was manager

The Northern Electric Wire Company
Wire and cable manufacturers at Sedburgh Mills, Halifax [1905]

The Northern Engineering Company Limited
Machine tool makers at High Level Iron Works, Halifax [1899].

On 24th September 1902, fire at their Parkinson Lane works caused £10,000 worth of damage.

They were absorbed by John Stirk & Sons Limited.

They were bought out by Hartley & Sugden [around 1909]

Northern, John
[17??-18??] Surgeon dentist of Halifax. He was at Aked's Road, Halifax [1816].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ann [1794-1853] who married John Hall from Tadcaster

The Northern Star
Produced by Feargus O'Connor, this newspaper became the official organ of Chartism. It was first published on 18th November 1837, funded by money raised in several local towns and in Hull.

It was proscribed by the British government. At one time, the circulation of the paper was said to be 60,000 per week.

It ceased publication in April 1852 when it merged with The Friend of the People to become The Star of Freedom. This ceased publication in December 1852

The Northern Theatres Company Limited
The company owned the Theatre Royal, Halifax and the Grand Theatre, Halifax, and other theatres in several towns in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The company's registered offices were at Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Chambers, Halifax

Northfield
One of the areas of common land around Halifax Parish Church in the 14th century.

Others were Blackledge-Ing, Hall-Ing, Sydel-Ing, Southfield, Netherfield

Northfield, Heptonstall
Four 18th century back-to-back houses

Northfieldyate, Northowram
See Edward Northend

Northgate Building, Halifax
Northgate, opposite the bottom of Broad Street.

This was a large 4-storey building. Erected in the 1890s.

The building was demolished for redevelopment in 1973. The Bus Station now stands on the site


Question: Does anyone know if the building had a name?

 

Northgate End Band of Hope
Established at Northgate End Chapel by Rev Russell Lant Carpenter.

James Whitehead was President [1896]

Northgate End Book Society
Established at Northgate End Chapel.

See Northgate End Library

Northgate End Library
Established by Rev John Ralph at Northgate End Chapel.

The first books were recorded as

See Northgate End Book Society

Northgate End Mutual Improvement Society
Recorded in 1896, when Edwin Booth Stott was President

Northgate End Orchestral Society
Aka Halifax (Northgate End) Orchestral Society.

Established in 1882 by the Elocution Society of Northgate End Chapel.

A junior section is mentioned in the records.

In 1894, it amalgamated with the Halifax Philharmonic Society.

See John Priestley

Northgate Hall, Halifax
Aka The Casino, The Colosseum. Designed by John Harper.

The foundation stone was laid by Anne Lister and Ann Walker on 22nd September 1835. A time capsule – containing coins and an inscribed lead scroll – was buried beneath the stone.

Anne's journals for 26th September 1835 record

The coins of the king's reign – a sovereign, half-sovereign, half-crown, shilling, and six-pence (could not get a seven-shilling piece, very scarce. Swanns, the bakers in York, had only seen two of William IV seven-shilling pieces) - were put in a large-mouthed green glass bottle; also an inscription engraved on sheet-lead and rolled up tight. The cork was dipped in tarm then put into the neck of the bottle and covered over with coarse red wax. It should have been hermetically sealed, but Messrs Harper and Husband could not get it done, had no blow-pipe

This was rediscovered in 1959 and was (said to be) in Bankfield Museum.

The building was the Saloon to the Northgate Hotel, and was intended to provide accommodation for

routs, dances and similar polite gatherings

It was later used as Temperance Hall [1860], Cinema de Luxe, Halifax, and Theatre de Luxe

Northgate House, Halifax
Built between 1735-1742 for Richard Clapham.

It was a part of the estate of the Lister family of Shibden Hall. Joseph Lister lived here.

On the death of Joseph's widow Mary in February 1822, the property became vacant and passed to James Lister.

From 1822, Marian and Jeremy Lister lived there as James's tenants.

On James's death in 1826, the property passed to Anne Lister.

In 1828, Watson Samuel Scatcherd leased the house.

In 1835, after Scatcherd's death, John Harper converted the building into

a princely hotel

the Northgate Hotel.

Joseph Rushworth was recorded here [1841].

The Casino was built next door

Northgate House, Halifax
Administrative buildings for Calderdale MBC on Northgate, Halifax. These were opened in 1983. Halifax Central Library is a part of the complex.

In July 2008, it was announced that the Central Library facilities and Northgate House would be closed and the land sold for retail development.

In October 2011, Calderdale Council's Cabinet voted to recommend that Northgate House and the Central Library and archive be disposed of and a new library and archive be built on a site near Square Spire. The Council facilities from Northgate House are to be rehoused in existing Council properties.

Work on the new Library began in 2015

Northgate House, Halifax
New premises built in 1962, for Phil Bull's Portway Press Limited organisation on a vacant site at Northgate, which had earlier been James Wadsworth's fur business

They had printing works in an existing building on Winding Road, which had been previously occupied by Fawcett Greenwood & Company

Northgate House, Heptonstall
A Methodist congregation met here before the Octagonal Methodist Chapel was built in 1764

Northgate robot
Recorded in the Halifax Courier on 6th January 1913


Question: Can anyone tell me anything?

 

Northgate Turkish Baths, Halifax
Built around 1855

Northowram
District of Calderdale to the north-east of Halifax.

See Ouram, Shibden Brook and Southowram

Northowram & Shelf Ward, Halifax
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax

Northowram Board of Guardians
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Northowram township have included

Northowram Club
Northowram Green. The building was originally Heywood's Bell School

Northowram Co-Op
Branch number 1 of the Halifax Industrial Society opened in February 1860

Northowram Community Centre
Occupies the former Northowram Church School

Northowram constables
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Police Officers in the township of Northowram.

See Bull Rent

Northowram Cricket Club
Recorded in the 1940s

Northowram Hall
Property here is mentioned in 1296.

The property was originally known as Whithill.

See Northowram Hospital and Northowram Isolation Hospital

Northowram Hall bath house
The underground bath house was built around 1750 at Northowram Hall

Northowram Historical Society
Established in 2009 with specific aim of writing a new history of Northowram.

See A History of Northowram Township from 1800

Northowram Hospital
Built on the site of Northowram Hall. This was an extension of the former Isolation Hospital – which had opened in 1934. It was opened by Mayor Frederick Austin Leach. It was opened in 1971 and became an integral part of the local NHS services.

The hospital closed in 199? and houses are to be built on the site.

See St John's Hospital

Northowram House
Number 15, Towngate, Northowram.

Mrs Bridget Mellen owned the property.

Oliver Heywood lived here. Mrs Mellen attempted to evict him by raising the rent.

Mrs Mellen, subsequently sold Northowram House to her nephew, Benjamin Boys. In March 1672, Heywood's friend, Jonathan Priestley bought the House on Heywood's account for 100 marks, or £67 13/4d.

Heywood returned to live in the house on 8th May 1672. On the 4th previously he received his licence to preach here.

The doorstone was inscribed

H
OA
EBENEZER
1677

for Oliver and Abigail Heywood. The inscription was carved by Daniel Sharp. The stone was subsequently moved to a position over the window.

Heywood's mother died here. His 2 sons were born here. Heywood died here

Northowram Hunt
Established in the late-18th / early-19th century

Northowram Isolation Hospital
An Isolation Hospital. Built on the site of Northowram Hall.

Opened on 7th July 1934 by Sir E. Hilton Young, Minister of Health. The first patients were admitted on 24th September 1934.

It became Northowram Hospital

Northowram Liberal Club
Recorded in 1917 at Towngate, when Fred Brooke was secretary

Northowram Library
Lydgate / St Matthew's Drive. Recorded in 1929. At that time, it was only open on Monday evenings.

See Frank Cyril Pritchard

Northowram Local Board
See Michael Booth, Local Board and Mr Wallace

Northowram, Manor of
In 1296, John de Warren was Lord of the Manor. It was subsequently owned by the Toothill family, before reverting to the crown around 1340, the Savile family, and the Duke of Leeds

Northowram Mechanics' Institution
Northowram Green. A Mechanics' Institute was founded in April 1852 by people associated with Heywood's Chapel, including Charles Holt. They held their early meetings over a shed and stables opposite the Stocks Arms.

Around 1855, they held their evening classes in the Church School.

On 3rd June 1874, the corner stone was laid for a new building on land given by Abraham Briggs Foster of Northowram Hall.

In October 1875, classes began at the new building. They had a library.

The Institute was formally opened on 9th July 1877.

The building was later used as a Board School when the scholars and staff moved from Heywood's School. It was then used as the Institute in the evenings.

By 1891, it was used solely as a school.

It is now private apartments

Northowram Overseers of the Poor
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Northowram

Northowram Parish Church

Northowram Police Station
A new station was built in 1932

Northowram Post Office
In 1845, James Holdsworth is recorded as postmaster.

Recorded in 1861. It was then run by Jacob Houldsworth, stone merchant.

Recorded in 1874. It was then at the same address as the business run by Harriet Holdsworth, grocer.

Recorded in 1905 at 40 Towngate. It was then at the same address as the business run by Miss Frances Appleyard, grocer

Northowram Recreation Ground
The Hough, Northowram. Opened on 5th November 1921

Northowram School Board
School Board set up in 1880.

See Michael Booth, Joseph Crowther, Northowram Board School, Northowram Free School, Northowram Infants' School, Salterlee Board School, Northowram and William Wilson

Northowram Stocks
On the evening of 28th December 1867, a man was held in the stocks from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm in lieu of paying a fine for gambling. The evening was very cold and dark. Notwithstanding this, there was a numerous company of his admirers present, who enlivened the proceedings with singing and other amusements

Northowram Subscription Band
Formed in 1???.

In July 1873, they took part in a contest promoted by North Ward Brass Band.

Disbanded in 1???

Northowram Surveyor of the Highways
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Northowram included:

Northowram Tannery Limited
Recorded in the 1900s at Crown Works, Northowram

Northowram Urban District Council

Northowram Ward, Halifax
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax. Recorded in 1866.

See Jonas W. Crossland, Charles Parker, John Radcliffe, William Henry Spence and James Tattersall

Northowram Workhouse
At one time, this was at Dunkirk, Shibden.

In 1777, the Institution accommodated 70 inmates

Northrop, Arthur Willie
[1880-1957] Son of William Northrop.

In [Q3] 1915, he married Elizabeth Hannah Yates [1885-1967] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1917]
  2. Douglas

The family lived at Mount Pellon, Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Northrop, Douglas
[1920-1941] Son of Arthur Willie Northrop.

He was a member of St Augustine's Church, Pellon & Boy Scouts / educated at Halifax Modern School.

He lived at 53 Hartley Street, Battinson Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died 14th April 1941 (aged 21).

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon with his grandparents Mary Hannah & William Northrop [North Sec E 15].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Augustine's Church, Pellon

Northrop, Joseph
[18??-18??]

He married Mary [1811-1890].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Phoebe [1851-1938] who married Charles Mallinson

The family lived at

  • Shelf
  • Bradford

Mary was a widow by 1875.

Mary died 1st March 1890 (aged 79).

Mary & Phoebe were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2345]

Northrop, William
[1850-1915] Of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1879, he married Mary Hannah Dawtry [1851-1918] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur Willie

The family lived at 53 Hartley Street, Battinson Road, Halifax [1915, 1918].

William died 11th May 1915 (aged 65).

Mary Hannah died 1st February 1918 (aged 67).

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [E 15]; their grandson Douglas Northrop is buried with them

Northumberland House, Halifax
Horton Street. Aka Horton House.

Recorded on 12th January 1861, when an advertisement in the Halifax Guardian announced

Sale by Auction on 16th January 1861 of the Freehold Mansion NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, Horton Street, Halifax, fronting onto Horton Street with Union Street at the side.

It contains Excellent cellars, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, two large Kitchens and Scullery on the ground floor.

Nine well arranged bedrooms over, several of which with Hot & Cold water, Gardens, Shrubbery, Yard and two-stalled Stable, Cow House.

Two Carriage Houses, Saddle Room and other conveniences, now occupied by John Whitworth, Esq

On 19th January 1861, the property was advertised TO LET

Northwell Cottage, Heptonstall
Northwell Lane. Early 18th century cottage

Northwells, Heptonstall
Owners and tenants have included

Norton, Albert James
[1882-1916] Son of James Norton of Coventry.

Born in Hereford.

On 28th May 1904, he married Harriet Alice Davey [1883-1951] at St Michael's Church, Cornholme.

They lived at 9 Carrfield. Portsmouth, Todmorden [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted in Burnley, and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action at Salonika [13th December 1916] (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Doiran Memorial, in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Cornholme War Memorial

Norton, E. H. P.
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1934-1938]

Norton, Henry
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Illingworth [1857]

Norton House, Elland
Norton Street.

Owners and tenants have included

Norton, Joseph
[1830-1879] He was a boiler manufacturer.

He lived at 10 Church Street, Halifax.

He died 12th June 1879 (aged 49).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 10 D]

Norton Lodge, Warley
Peter Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Norton Tower
District to the north-west of Halifax, west of Highroad Well.

See Camp End Farm, Norton Tower and Joseph Thompson

Norton Tower House
20-room Victorian mansion. Demolished on 31st May 1969

Norton, Walter Bridges
[1860-19??] Born in Hardingham, Norfolk.

He was a practical brewer [1901].

In 1881, he (possibly) married Sarah Marie Willmer [1861-19??] from Huntingdon, in Huntingdon.

Children:

  1. Muriel [b 1882]
  2. Leonard [b 1888]

The family lived at 7 Balmoral Place, Halifax [1901]

Norvell & Mitchell
Joiners at Lister Lane, Halifax [1890s].

See James William Bulmer

Norvell, Charles J.
[1864-1925] Established Charles J. Norvell & Son

Norvell's: Charles J. Norvell & Son
Builders, joiners and funeral directors established by Charles J. Norvell.

They were at Lister Lane [1924, 1936] and West Croft Joinery Works, Halifax [1936]

Norwood Green
District of Calderdale to the east of Halifax

Norwood Green Coal Company Limited
Colliery owners and coal mining company [1880] Recorded in 1874 and 1880, and in 1883 when Irvine Hind was Secretary

Norwood Green Coal Mining

Norwood Green Congregational Institute

See Norwood Green Congregational Church and Norwood Green Congregational Institute Memorial

Norwood Green Conservative Club
Recorded in 1917, when Alfred Sykes was secretary

Norwood Green Co-operative Store
Branch #14 of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited opened at Village Street on 16th January 1888.

The shop is now a private house

Norwood Green Parish Council
The Parish council covered Coley and Norwood Green

Norwood Green Village Hall
Village Street

Norwood House Lodge, Shelf
Wade House Road. Built by Moses Bottomley. This was the gate house to Wade House, Shelf

Dated

COELI CERTA MERCES AD 1855

The reward of heaven is certain AD 1855

The Lodge was restored around 2000

Norwood House, Shelf
Owners and tenants have included

See Norwood House Gate House and Wade House, Shelf

Nothard, Samuel
[1867-1895] Of 3 Canteen Street, Lydgate, Todmorden.

He worked as a scavenger for Todmorden UDC.

In 1891, he married Priscilla Furniss at Todmorden.

Children: several.

On 8th September 1895, he found a stray mastiff dog. The dog's muzzle was hanging loose and, as Samuel tried to fix the muzzle, the dog bit him on the thumb. The dog was taken to Vale Street Police Station where it showed signs of rabies and was shot.

On 15th September 1895, the UDC sent Samuel to the Pasteur Institute in Paris, accompanied by Spencer, the son of Dr C. W. Thorp.

He returned to Todmorden on the 5th October, and was considered to have recovered. He went back to work on the 7th October, but, a week later, he complained of pains in his left arm and exhibited signs of madness.

He died on 17th October 1895.

The Nothard Relief Fund collected £75 1/- from which 15/- per week was paid to Mrs Nothard

Nott, Nancy
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Novello, Ivor
[1893-1951] He had an affair with Tommy Marchetti, and was inspired to write We'll Gather Lilacs while staying with Marchetti at Howroyd Hall.

November Fair
Halifax winter cattle fair for the sale of cattle, horses, and other livestock, which was held on the first Saturday in November and first mentioned on 25th October 1869

Nowell, John
[1802-1867] Famous botanist born at Todmorden

Nowell, Rev John David
[19??-19??] Assistant Curate at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1971]

Nowell, Joseph Thomas
[1867-1935] Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Farrar's Classical Academy, Halifax [1881].

In [Q3] 1892, he married Annie Eliza Horsfall in Halifax.


Annie Eliza was the daughter of William Horsfall
 

The couple died in Halifax

Nowell Memorial
Inaugurated in 1869


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the memorial?

 

Nowell, Miss
[1830-18??] Of Thistle Hall, Walsden.

On 30th September 1847, she was taking her father's meal to Waterstalls Mill, Todmorden. As she was walking up the hill, a grind-stone rolled down the hill and struck her on the head and laid open her skull. Newspapers reported that she was in a precarious state and that the stone

had been rolled down the hill wilfully by some person or persons who have hitherto escaped detection

Nowell, Thomas
[18??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. William

The family lived at

  • Pineberry Hill, Halifax [1840]
  • Lilly Lane, Halifax [1850]
  • Pollard Street, Halifax [1860]

Nowell, William
[18??-19??] In 1905, he formed the Hebden Bridge General Society.

Between 1914 and 1917, he wrote a number of papers for the Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies, including

Cotton Cultivation in the West Indies
Diseases of Lime Trees in Forest Districts
Internal Disease of Cotton Bolls
The Fungi of Internal Boll Disease
Rosellinia Root Diseases in the Lesser Antilles

Nowell, Dr William
[1824-1890] MRCS, LSA.

Born in Dewsbury [19th December 1824].

He was Medical Officer for Southowram and part of Northowram [1865] / surgeon to the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Society [1865].

In [Q4] 1849, he married Louisa Armytage [1829-1876] in Halifax.


Louisa was born in Clifton
 

Children:

  1. Tabitha Louise [b 1859] who married [Knaresborough 1888] Ernest Octavius Wooler, solicitor of Leeds

The family lived at

  • 2 Regent Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 3 Regent Street, Halifax [1874]

Louisa died 26th June 1876.

William died 9th October 1890.

They were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram.

See John Briggs

Nowell, William
[1840-1889] Son of Thomas Nowell.

He was a mechanic [1860].

In 1864, he married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Parkinson.

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth who married John Henry Horsfall

The family lived at

  • 6 Haley Hill, Halifax [1860]
  • Ellen Royd, Range Bank, Halifax [1889]

He died of pneumonia.

William and Hannah were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 969] alongside Sarah Elizabeth and John Henry Horsfall

Nu-Swift Fire Extinguishers
In 1926, the original Nu-Swift extinguisher was manufactured by Blakeborough's. The Nu-Swift Engineering Company Limited was formed in 1933. Manufacturing was moved to Whitwell Mill, Elland in 1936. In 1943, the company was bought by Find Graucob Limited.

Nu Swift Industries was registered as a private company in 1959, and converted to a public company in 1960. Subsidiary companies include BWH Engineers Limited, Harland Manufacturing Company Limited and Nu-Swift International

In 1983, the company merged with the French firm Sicli. Sicli had previously tried to enter the retail and wholesale fire extinguisher market, but with little success. After merging with Nu-Swift they replaced some of the Nu-Swift water, foam, powder & halon extinguishers with rebranded Sicli models.

The Elland factory closed in 1986 when production moved to the company's French factory. The Elland factory on Wistons Lane reopened in 1990.

Blakeborough's original 1926 design for the fire extinguisher remained in production – with only minor modifications in size and the contents used – until the early 1990's when vapourising liquid extinguishers were no longer manufactured due to environmental concerns.

In 2010, there were proposals to build a supermarket on the factory site.

See Robert Grotte

Nugent, Charles Evelyn
[1883-1974] Son of Nicholas Nugent.

On 14th May 1919, he married Frida Kathleen Whitley from Epsom

Nugent, Hugh Neville
[1882-1919] Son of Nicholas Nugent of White Windows.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 644th Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 1st July 1919 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery [b  147].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church, and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Nugent, Maud Eileen Kirkpatrick
[1892-1985] Fifth daughter of Nicholas Nugent.

On 9th September 1920, she married Major Alexander Gawthrop Wade MC Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, from Sussex, at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Nugent, Nicholas
[1845-1923] Eldest son of Sir Oliver Nugent.

Born in Antigua, West Indies [18th October 1845].

He was a clerk to woollen manufacturer [1881] / an assistant secretary to woollen manufacturer [1891] / Managing Director of Edwards & Rawson [1901, 1911].

In July 1879, he married Caroline Adelaide Perry [1856-1934] in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Caroline Adelaide was born in Ballymoney, Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Walter Vyvyan
  2. Hugh Neville
  3. Charles Evelyn
  4. Margery Constance Ottley [1884-1956]
  5. Beatrice Mary McNeill [1886-1965] who served as a nurse with the Army in France [WW1]
  6. Muriel Kathleen Clare [1888-1985] who married George Reginald Stansfeld
  7. Eveline Dorothy Noel [1890-1975] who married Dr Archibald Nadauld Brushfield
  8. Maud Eileen Kirkpatrick
  9. Lilian Adelaide Norah [1895-1983]

The family lived at

Nicholas died at White Windows [26th December 1923].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,615 5/-.

Probate was granted to son Walter Vyvyan, Archibald Nadault Brushfield, and George Reginald Stansfield.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Nugent, Olive Mary
[1912-1981] Daughter of Colonel Walter Vyvyan Nugent.

Born 16th June 1912.

In 1937, her engagement was announced to Raymond Bensley Jackson of Malaya.

In 1939, she married Alan Edward Pease.

She lived at 44A Lower Mill Bank Road, Sowerby Bridge [1981].

She died 19th June 1981 Probate records show that she left effects valued at £8,400.

Probate was granted to

Nugent, Sir Oliver
[1815-1894] Of Millars, Antigua, West Indies.

He was President of the Legislative Council of Antigua.

He married Lucretia Louisa Ottley [1826-1894].

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. Oliver

Lucretia Louisa died 30th May 1894 (aged 67).

Oliver died 28th August 1894 (aged 79).

The couple were buried at St Georges Anglican Church, Antigua

Nugent, Oliver
[1849-1938] Second son of Sir Oliver Nugent.

On 17th October 1876, he married Eliza Mary Monica Peter from Cornwall.

He died at Antigua

Nugent, Richard
[1922-1943] Son of Catherine & James Nugent of 36 Westerhouse Terrace, Halifax.

He was educated at St Mary's Catholic School / employed by Joseph Morton Limited / a Territorial.

He had a sweetheart, Miss Phyllis Hartley of King Cross, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

He died 6th April 1943 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Sfax War Cemetery [II A 12].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nugent, Walter Vyvian
[1880-1963] CBE, DSO.

Or Walter Vyvyan.

Eldest son of Nicholas Nugent.

Born 3rd December 1880.

He was a Lieutenant-Colonel and served in the Royal Artillery in Malta, China and Ceylon.

In 1912/1913, he was in Nigeria. During World War I, he gained the DSO and bar.

He was an instructor at the Staff College, Camberley.

On 3rd August 1911, he married Dorothy Florence Rawson at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Walter Kirkpatrick Rawson [1917-1940] who was killed serving in France
  2. Hugh Nicholas Selwyn [b 1920]
  3. Nicholas who married Anne [b 1931]
  4. Olive Mary
  5. Dorothy Vivienne [1928-2010] who married her cousin, Walter Francis Lloyd

The family lived at Bullace Trees, Triangle.

Walter Vyvyan died 14th September 1963.

Dorothy Florence died 11th July 1993 (aged 100).

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Number 4 Money Club
Halifax Friendly Society [Number 4253] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Nun Brook, Kirklees Park
Aka Nunbrook. Brook on the Kirklees Estate. This fed the fish ponds at Kirklees Nunnery.

The flow of the water has been erratic in recent years, possibly due to a gold-course upstream taking water from the brook.

In 1790, a 72-ft long iron bridge was built over the brook.

In 1848-49, Charlotte Brontë stayed at Kirklees Hall and used the Hall as a model for Nunwood in Shirley, and the name Nunnely was used for Hartshead.

See Sir John Armytage

Nunco, Benjamin
An alias of coiner Benjamin Sutcliffe

Nunn, Halstead
[1896-1915] Son of William Nunn.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a worsted spinning doffer [1911] / a member of Boothtown United Methodist Free Chapel & School / a member of the Clarion Cycling Club / a Saturday reporter on local cricket and football for the Halifax Courier / an assistant drawing room overlooker with W. H. Spencer & Sons.

He lived at 11 Martin Street, Boothtown.

During World War I, he enlisted [29th August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to the Front on 14th April 1915.

On 13th July 1915, he was carrying water for the company from a neighbouring farm when he was shot in the stomach – probably by a stray bullet.

He died from his wounds [15th July 1915].

He was buried at the Bard Cottage Cemetery [I C 3].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nunn, William
[1867-19??] Son of David Nunn, carter.

Born in Cambridgeshire.

He was an overlooker of Boothtown [1894] / a worsted spinning overlooker [1901, 1911]

In 1894, he married Sarah Ann Halstead [1866-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ann, of Lee Mount, Ovenden, was the daughter of William Halstead (deceased), dyer
 

Children:

  1. Halstead
  2. Nellie [b 1898] who was a pattern spinning doffer [1911]
  3. Arthur [1900-1901]
  4. John [b 1903]
  5. Herbert [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 4 New Street, Brighouse [1901]
  • 11 Martin Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1911]
  • 6 Salisbury Place, Ackroydon [1915]

Nunnery Farm, Rastrick
Gave its name to Nunnery Lane, Rastrick

The Nunnery, Wainstalls
Michael Steele notes that
The name was given to the property ironically, as the ladies who lived here in the 19th century were not nuns!

Nunns, Frederick
[1839-1921] Landlord of the Flying Horse, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1905].

In 1861, he married Caroline Culpin [1841-1903] in Halifax

Nuns' Grave, Kirklees Nunnery
2 table tombs which contain the remains of several nuns, including those of Elizabeth de Staynton whom legend associates with the death of Robin Hood.

The grave was discovered in 1745. The surrounding railings carry the inscription:

Douce Thesus de Nazaret fites mercy a Elizabeth de Staynton jadi Priores de cest maison

The restored grave carries a translation:

To Elizabeth de Stainton: late: Priores: of this: Hous: Sweet: Jesus: of: Nazareth: Grant: mercy: Sweet Jesus of Nazareth, grant mercy to Elizabeth de Staynton, late prioress of this house

See Robin Hood's Grave

Nursery Lane Economic Stores
Nursery Lane. A branch of Economic Stores (Halifax) Limited. Opened in 1???

Nursery Lane Post Office, Ovenden
Opened in MARCH 1959

Nussey, Arthur
[1870-1940] Son of Jim Nussey.

Born in Norland.

He was a general labourer [1891] / a railway platelayer [1901].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Mary Ann Bottomley [1866-1906] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Fred [1898-1906]
  2. Ivy [1899-1906]

The family lived at Prospect Terrace, Norland [1901].

In 1906, members of the family died in quick succession, victims of diphtheria: his wife Mary Ann [6th October 1906]; daughter Ivy [8th October 1906]; son Fred died whilst being taken to hospital [10th October 1906].

They were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland: Mary Ann [9th October 1906]; Ivy [9th October 1906]; Fred [13th October 1906].

Arthur never remarried and lived with his sister Harriet Ann and her family for the rest of his life.

He was buried at St Luke's Church, Norland [22nd February 1940]

Nussey, Jim
[1828-1885] Born in Gildersome.

He was a cordwainer [1861] / a boot & shoe maker [1871, 1881].

On 1st October 1852, he married (1) Sarah Booth [1830-1858] at St James's Church, Tong.

He married (2) Rachel Greenwood [1832-1904].


Rachel was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Harriet Ann [1862-1940] who was a woollen weaver [1881] and married Gibson Riley
  2. Fanny [1865-1937] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  3. Arthur
  4. Clara [1872-1950] who was a woollen weaver [1891]

The family lived at

  • Lower Goose Nest, Norland [1861, 1871, 1881]
  • Lower Hullen Edge, Norland [1891]

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland: Jim [10th June 1885]; Rachel [10th May 1904]; Arthur [22nd February 1940]

NuSwift Fire Extinguishers

Nutclough Estate, Hebden Bridge
Aka Eaves Bottom Estate. A group of 15 houses and buildings – including Nutclough Mill. The houses are linked by a walkway to the mill.

In 1967, the Nutclough Works were closed and the business moved to Hebden Works, Hangingroyd.

In 1978, there were plans for the Northern Mill Engine Society to use the site as an industrial museum, but this fell through and in the 1980s it was converted to offices and craft units.

In 1979, the council proposed to demolish the houses and clear the site. The Hebden Bridge Conservation Group campaigned for the houses to be retained and took their case to the High Court. The court ruled that – because of their link to the mill – the houses must be preserved if the mill was to be preserved, and granted an injunction of the behalf of the conservation group – with costs of £3000. In August 1982, the council appealed, but the court again ruled in favour of the conservation group, and refused the council further leave to appeal – with costs of £12,000.

See Hebden Bridge Fustian Manufacturing Co-operative Society

Nutclough Fustian Manufacturing Society, Hebden Bridge

Nutclough, Hebden Bridge
Numbers 14 to 20 Keighley Road

Nutclough Woods, Hebden Bridge
See Friends of Nutclough Woods

Nuttall & Crossley
Machine makers at Halifax. Partners included Robert Nuttall and Nathan Crossley.

In January 1860, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Nuttall & Dewhirst
Todmorden cotton spinning and manufacturing partnership established by James Nuttall and William Dewhirst around 1861.

They had business at Wadsworth Mill.

James Nuttall ran Ferney Mill, Todmorden with William Dewhirst, and then he went solo

Nuttall, Barker
[1899-1918] Son of Mary Edith & Richard Foster Nuttall of 5 Hudson Street, Cornholme.

He was a member of Lineholme Baptist Church, Stansfield / a weaver at Springwood Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [3/1917], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [13th July 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension [E 14].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on Cornholme War Memorial

Nuttall Brothers Limited
Cotton manufacturers at Canteen Mill, Todmorden [1905]. Partners included Lawrence Nuttall

Nuttall, Edgar
[1899-1918] Of 44 Park Road, Elland.

He worked for Norman Shaw & Company at Spa Well Mill, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [26th April 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Elland

Nuttall, Fred
[1918-1943] Son of May & James Harold Nuttall of St Anne's-on-Sea, Lancashire.

He was educated at Lytham / a member of Caldene & Rochdale RUFC / employed by the family firm at Lineholme Shed – (possibly) Nuttall Brothers Limited / a Territorial.

He lived at 22 Woodlands, Todmorden.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Serjeant / Pilot with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a bombing raid over Germany [17th January 1943] (aged 24).

He was buried at Wittmund Military Cemetery, Emden, then at Sage War Cemetery [3 E 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Nuttall, James
[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

Nuttall, James
[1806-1879] Born in Todmorden.

He was

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Hannah
  2. Mary [b 1834] who married Thomas Lord
  3. Grace
  4. Maria who married James Dewhirst
  5. Sarah who married William Bottomley
  6. Frank
  7. Fred

The Nuttall family was fairly well off with daughter Sarah attending a private girls' school and an Academy of Music

He lived at Wellfield House, Langfield [1851, 1861].

His Will of 26th August 1872 devises

all his dwelling houses and cottages situate at or near Ferney Mill, near Todmorden, some of which adjoined the Turnpike Road. And also his dwelling house called Wellfield House. Also the Mill called Ferney Mill with the steam engine, boiler, outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging. And also all other his real estate unto his Trustees, their heirs and assigns, upon and for the trusts and purposes therein aforesaid declared concerning the same

Nuttall, James
[1878-1914] Son of William & Hannah Nuttall of Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1904, he married Jeannette Tracey in Birkenhead.

They lived at 13 Gorton Street, Heywood, Lancashire.

During World War I, he served as a Private with No.1 Company 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 29th October 1914 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [11]

Nuttall, James Arthur
[1879-1898] Son of Robert Nuttall.

He lived with his parents at Brook Street, Rastrick.

He became a local hero when – despite his own injuries – he went back into the fire many times and rescued several people from the fire which destroyed Atlas Mill, Brighouse on 21st December 1898.

He was badly burned and maimed, and was taken to Huddersfield hospital in a taxi – because no ambulance was available. He died a few days later in considerable agony. His hand and arms, severed by the heat, were identified afterwards.

There is a memorial to him in the entrance to St Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Nuttall, John Edward
[1878-19??] Of Halifax.

He was a yarn warehouse man [1911]. He married Ellen, daughter of Joseph Broadbent.

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1904]

The family lived at 5 Lily Street, Halifax [1911]

Nuttall, John Mitchell
[1890-1958] Scientist. He attended Todmorden Grammar School. With Hans Geiger, he formulated the Geiger-Nuttall law of radioactive decay in nuclear physics

Nuttall, Joseph Naylor
[1883-1914] Son of Ellen Lonsdale (née Naylor) & Joseph Nuttall of 28 Edward Street, King Cross. Born in Halifax.

In [Q4] 1913, he married Mary B. Moran in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at Edward Street, King Cross.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed in action at the 1st Battle of Ypres [11th November 1914] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [19 & 33]

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Nuttall, Mrs Kathleen
[18??-19??] On 5th March 1920, she received an award from the Carnegie Hero Trust for bravery in a fire at Holmfield


Question: Can anyone tell me anything?

 

Nuttall, Lawrence
[18??-19??] Partner in Nuttall Brothers Limited

Nuttall, Phyllis
[1911-1944] (Possibly) daughter of Unknown Stansfield and Unknown Nuttall.

Born in Todmorden.

She lived at 36 Kitson Wood Road, Lydgate, then at Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

She was a reservist.

During World War II, she was called-up [September 1939], and served as a sister with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service at Netley & Hartington Hall Military Hospitals. She volunteered for foreign service [June 1943].

She was lost [12th February 1944] when the passenger ship Khedive Ismail was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean by the Imperial Japanese Navy, whilst on its way to Nairobi, with the loss of 1,297 of the 1,511 people aboard.

She is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Nuttall, Robert
[18??-19??] He worked at Atlas Mill, Brighouse and escaped but went back to rescue Emma Crow from the terrible fire on 21st December 1898. Emma had fainted on a staircase

Nuttall, Robert
[1858-19??] Of Greetland.

He was a cotton twiner [1881, 1891] / landlord of the Royal Oak, Brighouse [1901]

He married Mary [1858-19??] from Stowey Sherton, Leicestershire.

Children:

  1. James Arthur
  2. Annie E [1881-1886]
  3. Emma [b 1882]
  4. Wilfred [b 1887] who was a silk drawer [1901]
  5. Ada [b 1891]
  6. Lily [b 1894]
  7. Lily [b 1894]

The family lived at

  • Well Gate Bottom, Elland with Greetland [1881]
  • Brook Street, Rastrick [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was lodger George Marston [aged 23] (cotton twiner) born Enderby, Leicestershire.

Living with them in 1901 were boarders Edmondson Shirra [aged 41] (theatrical manager), Mary Shirra [aged 39] (theatrical actress) and Dorothy Shirra [aged 13] (theatrical actress) 

Nutter, Ab
[18??-1914] A well-known character who walked around Brighouse selling his sausages
Legs of mutton without bones

He worked for a time at Atlas cotton mill

Nutter, Albert Henry
[1889-1916] Son of William Nutter.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was an athlete / a cricket player / a member of the Mytholmroyd AFC / a cotton creeler half time [1901] / a piecer in cotton mill [1911] / a warder at Storthes Hall Asylum, Huddersfield.

On 26th September 1915, he married Ethel Amps [1890-19??] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Ethel, of 12 Park Road, Halifax, was born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, the daughter of Wayman Amps, farm labourer
 

During World War I, he enlisted on 4/9/1914, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

2 of his brothers, and 2 brothers-in-law were also serving.

He went to the Front as a member of the Bombing Company [October 1915].

He was killed in action [5th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, in the book Royd Regeneration, and on the Memorial at Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade

Nutter, Charles
[18??-18??] Of Elland.

He married Ann.

In July 1859, the couple were charged with stealing 2 iron pans from Peter Hillam, a publican in Elland. On 27th June 1859, Nutter had been drinking at the house, and passed through the room where the pans were kept, though he was not seen to take them. Police officers found the stolen pans when they searched the Nutters' house.

Ann was discharged by the Magistrates, but her husband was sent for trial

Nutter, David Edward
[1923-1944] Son of Jessie & Thomas Nutter of Greetland.

Born in Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Serjeant with 550 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 15th March 1944 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Choloy War Cemetery [4 A 12-16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

He is remembered on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates, and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Nutter, Grace
[1812-1???] Daughter of William Nutter.

Born [15th September 1812].

Baptised at Heptonstall Church [1823].

She had a son Squire Nutter [b 1834].

She was a cotton weaver [1841].

In 1841, she married Miles Jackson at Heptonstall Church.

In 1841, they were living with Grace's parents

Nutter, James William
[1896-1918] Son of Robert Nutter.

Born in Cliviger.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Burnley, and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [21st March 1918] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial [32-34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Nutter, John
[17??-1805]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

On 2nd March 1805, he and George Saltonstall of Wadsworth, went into William Lister's shop in Halifax to buy a clock. They saw a gun in the shop and remarked that the lock was useless. Lister protested that the gun was a good one and never missed, and picked it up. The gun was loaded – because Lister had earlier intended to shoot a rat which he had seen – and the gun went off, striking Nutter in the stomach; he died the following day.

The inquest returned a verdict of accidental homicide, but Lister was committed to York Castle for neglect and inattention regarding the gun

Nutter, Joseph
[18??-1884] Of Halifax. Originally from Bradford.

Established Joseph Nutter's Scholarships.

In 1871, he gave a donation of £500 to the Bradford infirmary, in remembrance of his old connection with the town

Nutter's: Joseph Nutter's Scholarships
In his will of 1884, Joseph Nutter bequeathed £1,000 to establish a scholarship in connection with Halifax School Board

Nutter, Mary
[1825-1908] Daughter of Robert Nutter.

In [Q2] 1856, she married Abraham Benn in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1857]

Abraham hanged himself [22nd February 1857]

due to temporary insanity

Mary had a son Matthew Nutter by George [??].

When Mary's father died at 72 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [23rd February 1867], Mary was living with him, occupation worsted weaver.

In 1870, she married John Blackburn of Denby.

In 1871, Mary, John and Matthew were living at 52 Crossley Terrace, Halifax.

In 18??, Mary, Hannah and Matthew went to America. They were possibly following the Craven family who had been neighbours at Crossley Terrace.

On 26th May 1876, Matthew married Lydia Craven in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Later, the family sailed from New York to Australia.

Mary, Matthew, Lydia and Hannah – shown as Hannah Bean on the manifest – were amongst the first people to sail from New York to Australia on the N. Boynton, arriving in Port Jackson on 23rd June 1877. Matthew's son Joseph was born on board ship a few miles out of Sydney.

Mary died 17th October 1908.

Lydia, Matthew, Mary, Hannah, and Mary Ellen are buried in the same grave in Mays Hill cemetery, Holroyd, NSW

Nutter, Matthew
[18??-1895] Son of Mary Nutter (possibly illegitimate).

In 187?, he, his mother Mary, stepfather John, and half-sister Hannah went to America.

On 26th May 1876, Matthew married Lydia Craven [1847-1892] in Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Lydia was the daughter of Samson Craven.

The Craven family had been neighbours when Matthew and his mother Mary were living at 52 Crossley Terrace, Halifax, in 1871

 

In May 1877, the whole family sailed from New York to Sydney.

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1877] who was born a few days out of Sydney
  2. Mary Ellen [1883-1956]

Mary, Matthew, Lydia and Hannah were amongst the first people to sail from New York to Australia on the N. Boynton, arriving in Port Jackson on 23rd June 1877. Son Joseph was born on board ship a few miles out of Sydney.

Lydia died 25th June 1892.

Lydia, Matthew, Mary, Hannah, and Mary Ellen are buried in the same grave in Mays Hill cemetery, Holroyd, NSW

Nutter, Robert
[1870-1948] Born in Cliviger.

He was a coal miner hewer [1911].

In 1895, he married Martha Ann Stansfield [1872-1939] in Todmorden.


Martha Ann was born in Portsmouth, Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. James William
  2. Ernest [b 1898] who was a pit top worker (coal mine) [1911]
  3. Walter [b 1899] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  4. Elizabeth Alice [b 1902]
  5. Joseph [b 1905]
  6. Ida [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 26 Overtown, Cliviger [1911]
  • 32 School Lane, Mereclough, Cliviger [1918]

Nutter, Robert
[1892-1867] Born in New Pellon, Halifax [30th June 1792].

He was a weaver [1813, 1841] / a hand loom weaver silk pattern [1851].

He joined The Royal Horse Guards [16th August 1813].

He took part in the Battle of Waterloo, a member of Lieutenant Colonel Hill's F Troop [June 1915].

He was discharged as a Private [7th February 1817] as part of the reduction of the army after Waterloo.

On 26th November 1821, he married Martha Atkinson at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha came from Morley
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1823]
  2. Mary
  3. John [b 1827]
  4. Elizabeth [1829-1870] who married Richard Kershaw

The family lived at

  • New Pellon, Halifax [1841]
  • 25 North Darley Street, Northowram [1851]

Robert died at 72 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [23rd February 1867] (aged 74) 

Nutter, Squire
[1834-1906] Illegitimate son of Grace Nutter.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a factory operative [1851] / a stoker [1859] / a labourer [1888] / an engine feeder (cotton factory) [1861] / a cart driver & fire? beater? [1871] / a scutcher tenter cotton [1881] / a cotton scutcher tenter [1891] / a retired stationary engine stoker [1901]

He was (probably) a Nonconformist of some sort given that his burial and that of his daughter Grace were on the Nonconformist records.

In [Q4] 1859, he married Mary Butterworth [1838-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of Simeon Butterworth, labourer

She was a throstle spinner [1861], a laundress [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Grace [1860-1866]
  2. Jane [b 1863] who was a card hand cotton [1881]
  3. William
  4. Hannah [b 1870] who was a piecer of cotton [1891], a laundress [1901] and married Simeon Butterworth
  5. Fred [b 1873] who was a fustian cutter [1891]

The family lived at

  • 4 Foster Mill Lane, Wadsworth [1861]
  • Wood End, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge [1871]
  • King Street, Stansfield, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • 2 King Street, Stansfield, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • 14 King Street, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 24 Heptonstall Road [1906]

Daughter Grace (aged 6) was buried 16th March 1866 – location not specified.

Mary died [Q1] 1900 (aged 62).

Living with him in 1901 were daughter Hannah & her husband Simeon Butterworth, boarder Jane Butterworth [b 1839] (retired cotton reeler), and granddaughters Edith Nutter [b  1890] Mary A Colman [b 1894]

Squire died in Todmorden. [1906] (aged 72)  He was buried by Baptist Pastor Rev Arthur J. Harding [4th December 1906] – location not specified

Nutter, William
[1766-18??] He was a weaver [1841] / a pauper [1841]

He married Susey [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Grace Nutter

The family lived at Seed Hill, Wadsworth [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were daughter Grace, her son Squire Nutter, and her husband Miles Jackson

Nutter, William
[1865-1950] Son of Squire Nutter.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a cotton warehouse man [1881] / a dyer of King Street, Heptonstall [1888] / a fustian dyer [1891] / a fustian dyer's labourer [1901] / a horse driver [1911]

On 4th February 1888, he married Emma Robinson [1861-1941] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma, of Mytholmroyd, was born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, the daughter of Samuel Robinson, draper
 

Children:

  1. Albert Henry
  2. Frederick Herbert [b 1890] who was a piecer in cotton mill [1911]
  3. Thomas [b 1892] who was an assistant carder [1911]
  4. Florence Mary [b 1895] who was a button machinist [1911]
  5. Grace Annie [b 1897]
  6. Hilda Mary [b 1899] who was a sewing machinist [1911]
  7. Alice Lilian [b 1903]
  8. Sarah Jane [b 1905]
  9. Jarvis Arthur [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Brook Street, Mytholmroyd [1891]
  • Little Hollin Hey, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • 19 Pall Mall, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Nutting, George Arthur
[1890-1915] He was a labourer.

In Q3/1901, he married either Hannah Smith or Florence Stephenson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 6 Lister's Fold, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Hill 60 [18th April 1915] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery [V G 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Nutting, James Harry
[1867-1947] Son of William Nutting, signalman.

Born in Aston, Hertfordshire.

He was a railway lampman of 4 Clarence Street, Halifax [1889] / a railway lampman [1891] / a platelayer [1911]

In 1889, he married Fanny Haigh [1866-1922] at St George's Church, Lee Mount.


Fanny, of 11 Fairfield Terrace, was born in Newlay, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Haigh, dyer's presser
 

Children:

  1. James William

The family lived at

  • 34 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1891]
  • 27 Fairfield Terrace, Shroggs Road [1901, 1911, 1916]

Nutting, James William
[1891-1955] DCM.

Son of James Harry Nutting.

Born in Halifax.

He was a mechanic turner apprentice [1911] / an ambulance student.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was one of the first members of the Halifax Ambulance Brigade to go to France.

He was awarded the DCM

for gallant conduct in the field in going to the assistance of wounded under heavy shellfire without a moment's hesitation at Vlamerhinghe, Nov. 27, 1915

He died in Halifax [Q3 1955]

The Nutton family of Elland-cum-Greetland

Nutton, Arnold
[1887-1917] Son of Alice Ann & James Henry Nutton of New Street, Stainland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 10th October 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [19-23 & 162], and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Nutton, George Cyril
[1898-1917] Son of Emily & John Austin Nutton of 40 Mayfield Avenue, Elland.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1913].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/1st Bucks. Battalion Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [16th August 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered at Elland Cemetery on the Tyne Cot Memorial [96-98], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland

Nutton, Harry
[1900-1918] Son of Ada & Whiteley Nutton of Scar Top, Upper Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 22nd July 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, and on the Memorial at Krumlin Wesleyan Sunday School, Barkisland

Nutton, James
[1823-1909] Born in Halifax.

He was a master cotton spinner employing 129 men, 7 boys, 8 girls & 20 women [1861], partner in James Nutton & Company [1869], a rep? & damask manufacturer [1871], and a shoddy manufacturer (employer) [1901]

On 28th October 1849, he married Martha Clegg [1824-1904] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1851]
  2. James Thomas [1853-1897]
  3. Martha Jane [b 1863]

The family lived at Green Lane, Greetland [1901]

Nutton's: James Nutton & Company
Cotton spinners at Greetland and West Vale Mills.

Partners included James Nutton, Benjamin Fielding, Joseph Halliday, and Jonathan Horsfall.

The partnership was dissolved [January 1863], so far as regards J. Horsfall and J. Halliday – see Horsfall & Halliday.

The partnership was dissolved [August 1869] and Fielding continued the business on his own account

Nutton, Wilfred
[1???-1918] Of Lindley.

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

He died in the UK [29th November 1918].

He is (possibly) remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Nutton, Willie
[1892-1917] Son of Harriet & Thornton Nutton of 40 South Lane, Blackley.

He was a weaver for Smith's of Lindley.

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

He died of wounds [2nd September 1917] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery.

He is (possibly) remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church, and in the Churchyard at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Nyberg, Agnes
[1???-1???] A Swedish Moravian.

She married Jeremiah Carter

Nyberg, Rev Laurentius
[17??-18??] From Scandinavia.

He became a Moravian Minister in Yorkshire.

He wrote a number of hymns which were translated by La Trobe.

He married Miss Carter from Lightcliffe

Nye, Rev John S.
[18??-19??] Clerk in Holy Orders.

He lived at 17 Balmoral Place, Halifax [1905]

Nye's: Thomas Nye & Company Limited
Fibrous plaster manufacturers at Booth Fold, Halifax [1905]


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