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Illingworth ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Illingworth are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Mr Illingworth [1???-1???]
Mr Illingworth [1???-1???]
Mr Illingworth [17??-18??]
A. Illingworth [18??-18??]
Ben Illingworth [1???-19??]
Sir Charles Illingworth [1???-19??]
Rev Charles Illingworth [18??-18??]
Charles Frederick William Illingworth [1899-1991]
Edith Mary Illingworth [18??-1???]
Edward Illingworth [18??-19??]
Miss Emma Illingworth [18??-19??]
Enoch Illingworth [1851-1???]
Ernest Illingworth [1891-1916]
Harry Edward Illingworth [1881-19??]
Heber Illingworth [1838-1889]
Henry Illingworth [13??-1378]
Rev Henry Illingworth [16??-16??]
Henry Illingworth [18??-19??]
J. P. P. Illingworth [19??-]
J. W. Illingworth [18??-19??]
Jack Bradley Illingworth [1920-1943]
James Henry Illingworth [1899-1917]
John Illingworth [1???-16??]
John Illingworth [1???-18??]
John Illingworth [14??-1550]
John Illingworth [18??-191?]
John Illingworth [1893-1978]
John Broughton Illingworth [1899-1918]
Jonathan Illingworth [18??-19??]
Matthew de Illingworth [13??-13??]
Phebe Illingworth [15??-1???]
Richard Illingworth [13??-13??]
Richard Illingworth [14??-15??]
Thomas Illingworth [1780-1854]
Thomas Illingworth [18??-19??]
Thomas Illingworth [18??-19??]
Thomas Illingworth [1817-1???]
Thomas Illingworth [1869-1923]
William Illingworth [1496-15??]
William Illingworth [1801-1879]
William Illingworth [1842-1919]
William Illingworth [1895-1917]

Illingworth, Mr

He married Unknown.


  1. Edith Mary
  2. Charles Frederick William

Illingworth, Mr
[1???-1???] He was a clerk in the office of Buck & Kershaw.

He married Unknown.


  1. William

Son William was orphaned at an early age

Illingworth, Mr
[17??-18??] Master of Halifax Workhouse [1802]

Illingworth, A.
[18??-18??] Manufacturer of the
Patent Union Soled Boot & Shoe

at Cross Hills, Halifax [1865]

Illingworth, Ben
[1???-19??] Aka Prussock.

He lived in a shed in the stone quarry in Fall Spring Woods, Stainland.

He died after eating too many turnips

Illingworth, Sir Charles
[1???-19??] CBE.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School [1910-1917].

He was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow [1939-1964]

Illingworth, Rev Charles
[18??-18??] A native of Idle. Minister at Range Bank Chapel and Union Croft Chapel, Ambler Thorn [1868]. In 1870, he moved to take charge of James Parson's Chapel, Lendal, York

Illingworth, Charles Frederick William
[1899-1991] Son of Mr Illingworth.

Born in Halifax [8th May 1899].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Edinburgh University.

He became a surgeon & gastrenterlogist

Illingworth, Edith Mary
[18??-1???] Daughter of Mr Illingworth.

She married Arthur Lawrence Lightowler.

Edith Mary was Mayoress to her mother-in-law Miriam

Illingworth, Edward
[18??-19??] Born in Leeds.

He was a railway engine driver.

He married Maria [18??-19??].

Maria was born in Leeds


  1. James Henry
  2. Albert Edward [b 1902]
  3. Walter [b 1904]

The family lived at

The children were born in Leeds. 14 Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]; 98 Fenton Street, Leeds

Illingworth, Miss Emma
[18??-19??] In 1861, she ran a school at Sowerby Bridge. Her sister, Jane, was a dressmaker

Illingworth, Enoch
[1851-1???] His father is not recorded on the marriage record.

Born in Thornton.

He was a stone quarrier of Mountain, Clayton [1876] / a stone miner (quarrier) [1881] / a quarryman [1891] / an engine tenter [1900] / an engine driver (stone quarry) [1901] / a stationary engine tenter (stone quarry) [1911]

In 1876, he married Alice Harper [1854-19??] at Bradford Cathedral.

Alice a worsted weaver of Mountain, Clayton, was born in Queensbury, the daughter of Brice Harper, woolcomber.

She was a worsted weaver [1881]



  1. Sarah [b 1878] who married Harry Eastwood
  2. Mary A [b 1880] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. George [b 1882] who was a carter on farm [1901]
  4. Susey [b 1887]
  5. Ernest
  6. Annie [b 1894] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  7. Edgar [b 1897] who was a boarder in Hunslet [1911]

The family lived at

  • Mountain, Clayton [1881]
  • 21 Abel Street, Clayton [1891]
  • 27 Mountain, Queensbury [1901]
  • 29 Mountain Place, Queensbury [1911]

Living with them in 1901 were daughter Sarah Eastwood (worsted spinner) and her husband Harry Eastwood

Illingworth, Ernest
[1891-1916] Son of Enoch Illingworth.

He was a coal miner [1911] / a plasterer with Berry & Crabtree of Clayton & Horton.

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

He was wounded on 3rd September 1916.

He died 8th September 1916 (aged 25).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [X C 12A]

Illingworth, Harry Edward
[1881-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an organist [1909].

On 15th March 1909, he married Mabel Hollas in Halifax.

Mabel was the daughter of
Robert Hollas

By 1911, the couple had emigrated to Canada

Illingworth, Heber
[1838-1889] In [Q3] 1857, he married Mary Priestley in Bradford.

Mary was the daughter of
John Priestley

Heber died in Bradford [Q2 1889]

Illingworth, Henry
[13??-1378] Aka Henry Matthewson.

Son of Matthew de Illingworth. He lived at The Lee, Shibden. He occupied Shibden Mill for a time. He was Constable of Northowram.

Following a disagreement over rents, he was murdered at Martinmas 1378 by Richard de Sunderland who was accused of

having slain him with a pole-axe

Illingworth, Rev Henry
[16??-16??] Chaplain at Illingworth Church [1664-1665]

Illingworth, Henry
[18??-19??] Established Henry Illingworth & Sons.

He lived at 67 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1905]

Illingworth, J. P. P.
[19??-] Curate at Brighouse [1963-1966]

Illingworth, J. W.
[18??-19??] Beerhouse keeper at Halifax.

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


In June 1875, he went into liquidation

Illingworth, Jack Bradley
[1920-1943] Son of Eliza & Alfred Illingworth of Clifton.

In [Q4] 1940, he married Ivy Overton in Calder District.

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

He died 29th July 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery [8 F 65]

Illingworth, James Henry
[1899-1917] Son of Edward Illingworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

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

He died 4th September 1917 (aged 18).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [b U 474]

Illingworth, John
[1???-16??] He lived at New House, Ovenden. He had property at

He married Unknown [1629-1683].


  1. Matthew [died 1679]
  2. Susannah [died young]
  3. Jane [died young]
  4. Mary who married Rev Edward Wilkinson
  5. Judith who married Robert Bairstow
  6. Sarah who married John Ramsden

Illingworth, John
[1???-18??] Landlord of the Ovenden Cross, Ovenden [1822, 1826, 1834].

On 23rd January 1826, he married Miss Birdwistle of Mount Pellon at Halifax Parish Church

Illingworth, John
[14??-1550] He lived at Fold Farm, Illingworth [1525]

He and his brother, Richard, were important figures in the life of Illingworth and Mixenden, and in the building of St Mary's, Illingworth

Illingworth, John
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Illingworth, John
[1893-1978] Born in Halifax [22nd September 1893].

He was a civil servant.

On 9th August 1916, he married Mary Bradley Widdop in Rastrick.

Mary was the daughter of
William Widdop

Illingworth, John Broughton
[1899-1918] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Frank Illingworth of 3 Anchor Cottages, Birdsroyd, Brighouse.

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

He died 3rd August 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

Illingworth, Jonathan
[18??-19??] Worsted spinner at Pendleton Mills, Elland.

He lived at 68 Catherine Street, Elland [1905]

Illingworth, Matthew de
[13??-13??] Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Richard
  3. Robert
  4. John

Illingworth, Phebe
[15??-1???] She was the last member of the Illingworth family to live at Fold Farm.

In 1681, she sold the property to Abraham Langley

Illingworth, Richard
[13??-13??] Son of Matthew de Illingworth.

He inherited the property of his murdered brother, Henry

Illingworth, Richard
[14??-15??] Of Illingworth Cross.

He and his brother, John, were important figures in the life of Illingworth and Mixenden, and in the building of St Mary's, Illingworth

Illingworth, Thomas
[1780-1854] Of Halifax.

He was town beadle and collector of assessed taxes in the borough

Illingworth, Thomas
[18??-19??] In 1881, he established business at North Dean Chemical Works, Salterhebble

Illingworth, Thomas
[18??-19??] In 1865, he had a photographic business at his Halifax Photographic Establishment at 44 Gibbet Street.

He described himself as

Artist and photographer


Nephew and late Assistant of the celebrated Photographer, John Eastham, of Manchester

A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Studio Quality, Artistic and Up-to-date Portraiture
Crown Studio, 41 Crown Street, Halifax

He was at 22 Gladstone Road, Halifax (residence) [1874], 41 Crown Street [1???], and 8 Lord Street, Halifax [1905, 1936].

See Samuel Baldwin

Illingworth, Thomas
[1817-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was Chief Clerk at Halifax County Court [1871].

In [Q3] 1845, he married Hephzibah Blow [1828-1889] in Halifax.

Hephzibah was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire


  1. Mary [b 1848]

The family lived at 3 Heath Field Place, Halifax [1871]

Illingworth, Thomas
[1869-1923] JP.

Established paper manufacturer Thomas Illingworth & Company.

He was vice-president of the Society of Yorkshiremen in London.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £157,407

Illingworth, William
[1496-15??] Born in Ovenden. He was an early member of the Illingworth family

Illingworth, William
[1801-1879] Son of Mr Illingworth. Local manufacturer

Illingworth, William
[1842-1919] Son of William Illingworth.

He was a retired worsted spinner living in Southport [1881].

In 1878, he married Mary Hannah Cawthorn [1845-1913] in Halifax.

Mary Hannah was from Manchester

They had no children.

Mary Hannah died in Stockport [1913].

William died in Stockport [17th July 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,706 18/1d

Illingworth, William
[1895-1917] Or Willie.

He was a woolcomber

He married Unknown.

His wife cam from Halifax

They lived at 10 Chapel Row, Wilsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was twice wounded.

He died 15th April 1917 (aged 22).

He is (possibly) remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance


The Illingworth family
William Illingworth was an early member of the family.

In the late 1600s, the family moved to Bradford where they became significant in the textile industry.

The family mausoleum is a distinctive feature of Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford.

See Mixenden Hall

The Illingworth family of Illingworth

Illingworth surname
Other forms of the surname include Ellingford, Ellingworth, Ellinsworth and Illingsworth.

George Redmonds writes that Adam de Ellingwrth is recorded at Shelf in 1268, Matthew de Illingworth is recorded in 1341, and John de Illyngworth is recorded at Ovenden in 1379.

Originated in the Illingworth district

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Illingworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Illingworth:

Marriages 1909, 1918; Death 1907

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