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

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

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Andrew Richardson Moore [1886-1918]
Arthur Moore [1890-1918]
Bethel Moore [1797-1874]
Brian Moore [1962-]
Calvert Moore [1846-1903]
Rev Daniel Moore [1835-1902]
Edgar Moore [1889-1934]
Edgar Moore [1899-1918]
Edward Moore [16??-16??]
Edward Moore [1897-1918]
Eliza Moore [1851-1???]
Fred Moore [1???-19??]
Harry Moore [1892-1940]
Henry Edwin Moore [1842-1915]
Herbert Edward Moore [1882-1934]
Horace Moore [18??-191?]
James Moore [17??-18??]
Rev James Moore [18??-18??]
James Joseph Moore [18??-191?]
James Wharton Moore [1846-1906]
John Moore [1???-176?]
John Moore [17??-1???]
John Moore [17??-18??]
John Moore [17??-18??]
John Moore [17??-18??]
John Moore [1746-1824]
John Moore [1798-18??]
Rev John Moore [18??-1???]
John Moore [18??-18??]
John Moore [18??-191?]
John Binner Moore [1917-1940]
John Dyson Moore [1853-1934]
John W. Moore [18??-1916]
Joseph Moore [1869-1912]
Mary Harriette Dyson Moore [1854-1925]
N. A. Moore [19??-19??]
Norman Kerr Moore [1897-1916]
Robinson Moore [1860-1912]
Sam Moore [18??-19??]
Thomas Moore [1857-1???]
Walter Moore [1892-1918]
William Moore [17??-18??]
William Moore [1783-1852]
William Moore [1789-1850]
William Moore [18??-18??]
William Moore [18??-19??]
William Charles Moore [1827-1864]
William Harold Moore [1899-1918]
William James Moore [1815-1???]
William Robert Moore [18??-19??]
Zaccheus Moore [18??-19??] 

Moore, Andrew Richardson
[1886-1918] Born in Halifax.

He married Annie M.

She lived at Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland [1918].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 30th September 1918.

He was buried at the Strand Military Cemetery [VIII D 10]

Moore, Arthur

He married Unknown at Elland Parish Church.

They lived at 32 Eldon Place, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Household Battalion, then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards.

He was killed in action [23rd April 1918] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin [I BB 48].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moore, Bethel
[1797-1874] Grocer of Plowroyds, Northowram.

On 20th January 1833, he married Margaret Charnock [1812-1842] in Halifax.


  1. Bethiel [1834-184?]
  2. Abraham [1836-184?]
  3. Bethel [b 1840]
  4. Rebecca [1841-1918] who married Michael Booth
  5. Emma [b 1843] who married Charles Kitchenman

Moore, Brian
[1962-] Rugby Union player.

Born in Birmingham. He was adopted and the family moved to Halifax. He attended Whitehill Primary School and Crossley & Porter school.

He trained to be a solicitor. He played Rugby Union for England. When he retired, he became a sports commentator for the BBC

Moore, Calvert
[1846-1903] Son of John Moore.

He was a factory worker [1861] / a brewer's labourer [1871] / a brewer of Ovenden [1874] / a brewer's labourer [1881] / a grocer [1891, 1901] / a grocer in Mixenden [1903].

In 1874, he married Hannah Evans [1849-1???].

Hannah was born in Barnsley, the daughter of George Evans, engine tenter


  1. John [b 1874]
  2. Ruth [b 1877]
  3. Alice [b 1879]
  4. Ethel [b 1881]
  5. Harold [b 1883]
  6. Mary Emily [b 1886]
  7. Hilda [b 1889]
  8. Lawrence [b 1892]
  9. Vera [b 1895]

The family lived at

  • Clough Lane, Mixenden [1881]
  • 19 Clough Lane, Mixenden [1891]
  • 42 Clough Lane, Mixenden [1901]

Calvert was murdered by William Aspinall [1903]

Moore, Rev Daniel
[1835-1902] Born in Lincolnshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Sowerby Bridge [1873].

In 1882, he married Elizabeth Cherry [1845-1???] in Halifax

Moore, Edgar
[1889-1934] Born in Halifax.

In 1910, he married Louisa Beaumont in Halifax.

Louisa was the daughter of
Richard Stead Beaumont


  1. Hilda M [b 1911]
  2. Leonard [b 1914]

Moore, Edgar
[1899-1918] Son of Eliza Ann (née Jowett) & Harry Moore, of 22 Little Moor, Queensbury.

Born in Queensbury.

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

He died 16th March 1918.

He was buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery [VII C 5]

Moore, Edward
[16??-16??] Of Baildon. Vicar of Coley [1671]

Moore, Edward
[1897-1918] Son of Bertha (née Muldoon) [1874-1955] & David Moore [1865-1923], of 31 Mount Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1918].

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

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

He died 11th October 1918.

He was buried at the Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis [Sp. Mem. B 3]

Moore, Eliza
[1851-1???] A factory hand.

Daughter of George Moore, a weaver at Shaw Hill.

On Sunday, 24th September 1871, she was found in an exhausted state after having cut her throat with a razor. There was suspicion that she had recently given birth, but no child could be found. The following day, the partly-burnt remains of a full-grown child were found in a tub in the cellar

Moore, Fred
[1???-19??] He was a picture-framer / (possibly) a photographic dealer / an electrical goods retailer. He established Fred Moore Limited

Moore, Harry

In [Q2] 1917, he married Lenora Manger in Halifax.

They lived at 8 Boston Street, Gibbet Street [1940].

He was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940.

He died at the West Hill Hotel, Halifax on the following day.

Moore, Henry Edwin
[1842-1915] Son of Edwin Moore, Registrar of Leeds Parish Church.

Born in Leeds.

On 26th September 1862, The Leeds Mercury announced

Mr. Henry E Moore, organist of the grammar schools, and deputy organist of the parish church, Leeds, has been appointed organist of the parish church of Halifax

He was Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1862-1868].

He was asked to resign the post.

He was Professor of music at Lister Lane, Halifax [1863], 94 Lister Lane, Halifax [1871], 92 Lister Lane, Halifax [1874], 39 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1881], Holdsworth House, Ovenden [1891, 1901], and 22 Clare Road, Halifax [1905]

In 1863, he married Sarah Ann [1832-1910] at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Sarah Ann, of King's Mount, Barkisland, was the daughter of farmer James Shaw.

She was a vocalist [1871]



  1. Annie Bowness [b 1862] who married [1889] Joseph Reed Welch in Halifax
  2. Letitia [b 1865] who was a vocalist [1891]

The family lived at Holdsworth House, Ovenden [1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1871] sister-in-law Hanna Shaw [aged] (housekeeper). Daughter Letitia was staying with her grandfather Edwin Moore, in Leeds.

Living with them in 1891 & 1901 was sister Charlotte Moore [aged 46] (living on own means) 

Sarah Anne were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

In 1911, the widowed Henry Edwin Moore (retired professor of music) was living with daughter Annie Bowness Welch, in Wandsworth, London

Moore, Herbert Edward
[1882-1934] Born in Halifax.

He was a watch repairer [1910].

In 1910, he married Emily Bentley in Halifax.

Emily was the daughter of
Robinson Bentley

They had no children.

The couple died in Fleetwood: Herbert Edward [25th January 1934]; Emily [18th December 1955]

Moore, Horace

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Moore, James
[17??-18??] Of Brockwell.

He was Lieutenant Colonel in the West Yorkshire Volunteers / a merchant and manufacturer [1809]. In 1825, he was declared bankrupt.

He married Susannah, daughter of Elkanah Holroyd.


  1. William
  2. Ann who married Henry, youngest son of Francis Ingram

Moore, Rev James
[18??-18??] Vicar at St Mary's Church, Halifax [1874, 1881].

In 1873, Jane Ann Hodgson published a volume of poetry which she dedicated to him

Moore, James Joseph
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers'

Moore, James Wharton
[1846-1906] Son of James Moore, of Ashfield, Bradford.

Born at Shibden Head [3rd January 1846].

He was educated locally and at hemsworth Grammar School / articled to Thomas A. Watson JP of Bradford / head of J. W. Wharton & Son, Market Street, Bradford.

He was interested in music and physical science.

On 21st March 1871, he married Frances Elizabeth Green.

Frances Elizabeth was the daughter of William Green of Hebden Bridge

The family lived at Ashfield, Bradford [1902].

He died in Leeds [Q2 1906]

Moore, John
[1???-176?] Bailiff of Halifax. He was murdered at Kirby Malzeard by George Harger

Moore, John
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1772]

Moore, John
[17??-18??] He was Clerk at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax [1821]

Moore, John
[17??-18??] Of Hipperholme.

In 1797, he surveyed and published maps of the township of Halifax in his Terrier or Field Book

A Terrier or Field Book, the number and measurement of every close in the Halifax Township, with names of the owners, &c, so that the labourer with plough, scythe or sickle, will find the measurement of every close

This was published by Edward Jacob [1797]

Moore, John
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Bogden Mill, Rishworth [1800]

Moore, John
[1746-1824] From Leeds.

He was writing master at Hipperholme Grammar School / a land surveyor

Moore, John
[1798-18??] He was a weaver of Ovenden [1821] / a farmer's man [1851] / a farm servant [1861].

In 1821, he married Mary Calvert [1802-1???] of Midgley


  1. John [b 1833]
  2. James [b 1834]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1839]
  4. Alfred [b 1841]
  5. Calvert

The family lived at

  • Mixenden Lane, Mixenden [1851]
  • Clough Lane, Ovenden [1861]
  • 31 Clough Lane, Ovenden [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were grandchildren Sarah A. Priestley [b 1848], Reuben A. Priestley [b 1855], and Mary A. Priestley [b 1857]

Moore, Rev John
[18??-1???] Resident Minister at Park Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Brighouse [1891]

Moore, John
[18??-18??] A common brewer at Halifax.

In 1855, he was declared bankrupt

Moore, John

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Highland Light Infantry.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Moore, John Binner
[1917-1940] Son of Ada & Tom Moore of 32 Mount Tabor, Halifax.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Martin Sons & Company Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.

He was lost when his ship was sunk with the loss of 1,207 of her crew of 1,247, as it was returning from Narvik [8th June 1940] (aged 23) 

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [43 2], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Christ Church, Pellon, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Moore, John Dyson
[1853-1934] Son of William James Moore.

Born at Northowram Hall [15th May 1853].

In 1881, he was a Magistrate of Leicestershire.

He died at Cheltenham

Moore, John W.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Moore, Joseph
[1869-1912] Born in Baildon.

He was innkeeper at the Old Pond, Hove Edge.

He married Harriet Chadwick [1879-19??].

Harriet was born in Rastrick


  1. Gertrude [b 1897] who was a sweets packer [1911]
  2. Eveline [b 1899]
  3. Arthur [b 1905]

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Martha Chadwick [b 1842].

Joseph died in 1912.

After his death, Harriet took over at the Old Pond [1912, 1917]

Moore, Mary Harriette Dyson
[1854-1925] Daughter of William James Moore. She was born at Northowram Hall.

She died at Sidmouth. The notice of her death in The Times names her Mary Harriette Dyson-Moore

Moore, N. A.
[19??-19??] Deacon at Christ Church, Pellon [1935]

Moore, Norman Kerr
[1897-1916] Son of William Moore.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

He died 28th January 1916 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial [119-124], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Moore, Robinson
[1860-1912] Born 28th September 1860.

In [Q2] 1883, he married Annie Goodall [1859-1950] in Wharfedale.


  1. Percy [1890-1911]
  2. Leonard [1894-1916]

Robinson died 5th October 1912.

Annie died 10th January 1950.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Moore, Sam
[18??-19??] He worked as a traveller for the Nutclough Fustian Manufacturing Society. He was well-known in the labour and co-operative movements. He stood unsuccessfully as Labour MP after World War II

Moore, Thomas
[1857-1???] A labourer of Halifax.

On the evening Sunday 1st June 1873. he was one of a group of 5 youths who attacked 50 year-old Jeremiah Swift after their insolence had caused him to remonstrate with them. Swift died as a consequence of the attack.

At the Inquest, a verdict of manslaughter was returned.

At the Assizes, the gang was acquitted, there being no evidence to show that they contemplated a violent attack, to prove who delivered the blow or blows which caused his death

Moore, Walter
[1892-1918] Son of Sarah (née Culpan) & George Moore, of 12 Fielden Street, Halifax [1911].

Born in Halifax.

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

He died 15th April 1918.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [6]

Moore, William
[17??-18??] Innkeeper at the Waterhouse Arms, Halifax.

In 1835, he was one of the subscribers to the Halifax Dispensary, giving 1 guinea.

He married Mary [1790-1868].


  1. William [1826-1902] who married Sarah [1831-1875]

Mary took over at the Waterhouse Arms [1850].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Moore, William
[1783-1852] He lived at Staups House, Shibden.

He was one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835].

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He died after a long illness

Moore, William
[1789-1850] Or Moor.

Son of James Moore.

On 1st November 1810, he married Harriet Dyson at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Sarah [1812-1832]
  2. William James
  3. Harriet Maria [1820-1840]

The family lived at

Around 1840, he bought Northowram Hall from Nanny and Maria Dyson, his sisters-in-law.

He was a keen huntsman and kept a pack of hounds at Landemere Syke for hunting hares.

On 26th June 1815, a fire caused considerable damage at his warehouse at Brockwell.

Members of the family were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Moore, William
[18??-18??] Registrar of births and deaths for Northowram [1850]

Moore, William
[18??-19??] He married Jane Annie [18??-1???].


  1. Norman

The family lived at 11 Farnborough Street, Walsden [1916]

Moore, William Charles
[1827-1864] He was described as an innkeeper at 5 Stead Street, Halifax when he died [18th October 1864] (aged 37).

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


He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [K 174 D]

Moore, William Harold
[1899-1918] Son of William Robert Moore.

He worked in Crossley's G Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [11th August 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial [6], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Moore, William James
[1815-1???] Of Northowram Hall.

Only son of William Moore.

On 5th September 1844, he married (1) Jane Dyson, widow of his cousin, John Edwards Dyson, in London.


  1. Sarah [b 1846]
  2. William Walker [b 1848]

In 26th November 1851, he married (2) Mary Elizabeth Harbottle [1828-18??] from Manchester.


  1. John Dyson
  2. a daughter [b 26th July 1854]
  3. Mary Harriet Dyson [b 1855]

On 22nd October 1862, he married Sarah Elizabeth Badger at Leamington Priors.

The family moved to Milverton, Warwickshire.

On 6th January 1876, he married (4) Cecilia [b 1837] at Hove

Cecilia was the daughter of J. M. Vernon of Merton, Surrey and widow of A. Brown

William was described as of Knightcott House, Leamington, late of Northowram Hall

Moore, William Robert

In [Q4] 1897, he married Ilvira Whitaker [18??-19??].


  1. William Harold

The family lived at 20 Senior's Buildings, Range Bank, Halifax

Moore, Zaccheus
[18??-19??] Established Zaccheus Moore & Company.

He lived at Shaw Mill House, next to the company's Shaw Mill [1905]


The Moore family of Northowram & Sowerby

Moore surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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

Unattached BMDs for Moore:

Marriages 1836, 1857, 1863, 1881, 1887, 1893, 1907, 1934; Death 1907

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