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Mr Whitaker [17??-1???]
Captain A. Whitaker [18??-19??]
Albert Whitaker [1882-1923]
Albert Whitaker [1893-1919]
Albert Whitaker [1903-1979]
Alfred Whitaker [1865-1???]
Captain Basil Whitaker [1883-1959]
Rev Bertie Loftus Whitaker [1884-1952]
Charles Whitaker [1864-19??]
Clement Whitaker [1888-1916]
Daniel Whitaker [1682-1728]
David Whitaker [1838-1890]
Edmund Whitaker [1795-1865]
Edward Jackson Whitaker [1840-1867]
Elizabeth Mary Whitaker [19??-19??]
Fred Whitaker [1878-1917]
Fred William Whitaker [1870-1938]
Frederick Whitaker [1840-1897]
Frederick Whitaker [1871-19??]
Dr Frederick Whitaker [1875-1916]
George Bedford Whitaker [1872-1934]
George Murgatroyd Whitaker [1899-1964]
Dr Harold Whitaker [18??-19??]
Harold Whitaker [1895-1918]
Harry Whitaker [1894-1???]
Harry Whitaker [1921-1942]
Henry Whitaker [18??-18??]
Henry Whitaker [1813-18??]
Henry Whitaker [1870-1???]
Henry Edwin Whitaker [1855-1???]
Herbert Whitaker [1905-1970]
Hervey Whitaker [1875-1938]
J. Whitaker [18??-18??]
J. S. Whitaker [18??-18??]
Jabez Whitaker [1847-1917]
James Whitaker [1???-17??]
James Whitaker [1753-1821]
James Whitaker [1810-1867]
James Whitaker [1862-1937]
Jeremiah Whitaker [1846-1905]
John Whitaker [1???-18??]
John Whitaker [1765-1845]
John Harold Whitaker [19??-19??]
Jonathan Whitaker [1807-18??]
Joseph Whitaker [1801-1861]
Joseph Whitaker [1812-1865]
Joseph Whitaker [1830-18??]
Joseph Whitaker [1846-1905]
Joseph Whitaker [1848-1928]
Captain Joseph Ackroyd Whitaker [1873-1952]
Josephine Anne Whitaker [1960-1979]
Michael Whitaker [19??-2004]
Richard Whitaker [1806-1871]
Richard Whitaker [1808-1871]
Richard Whitaker [1844-1???]
Robert Arnold Whitaker [1876-1936]
Rowland Whitaker [1876-1948]
Sam Dunnel Whitaker [1855-1???]
Samuel Whitaker [1790-1828]
Samuel Whitaker [1798-1855]
Samuel Whitaker [1825-1906]
Samuel Whitaker [1839-1892]
Sidney Whitaker [1817-18??]
Stanley Norman Whitaker [1890-1918]
Sydney Morgan Whitaker [1864-19??]
Dr T. D. Whitaker [1759-1821]
Thomas Whitaker [1831-1910]
Thomas Whitaker [1860-19??]
Thomas Whitaker [1863-1???]
Thomas Whitaker [1875-1914]
Thomas Whitaker [1876-19??]
Tommy Whitaker [187?-19??]
William Whitaker [1???-18??]
William Whitaker [1793-1872]
William Whitaker [18??-1???]
William Whitaker [1823-1899]
William Whitaker [1872-19??]
William Edwin Whitaker [1897-1970]
William H. Whitaker [1831-1???]
William Henry Whitaker [1847-19??]
Willie Whitaker [1874-1959]


Whitaker, Mr
[17??-1???] He married Dinah [1745-1823].


Dinah was landlady at the
Shears, Halifax for 50 years
 

Dinah died 6th December 1823 (aged 78).

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Whitaker, Captain A.
[18??-19??] Of the Church Army.

Recorded in 1932, when a lay reader at Todmorden

Whitaker, Albert
[1882-1923] Born in Wainstalls.

He was an iron moulder [1909].

On 24th April 1909, he married Clara Hall in Halifax.


Clara was the daughter of
Lockwood Hall
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1909-1996] who married [1943] Maurice Malloy
  2. Vera [1911-1995] who married [1939] Selwyn Marshall
  3. Jack [1913-1987] who married [1940] Eunice Fielden

Clara died 13th August 1969

Whitaker, Albert
[1893-1919] Son of James Whitaker.

Born in Rochdale [27th July 1893].

He was a schoolmaster.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Marines [29th February 1916], and transferred to the Royal Navy [22nd October 1917], as a school teacher.

He died in the conflict.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [6th March 1919].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Whitaker, Albert
[1903-1979] Son of Willie Whitaker.

Born in Leeds.

Established Whitaker's Opticians.

In [Q2] 1928, he married Doris Mitchell in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Trevor
  2. Brian
  3. Keith

The family lived at 94 Godfrey Road, Halifax [1945, 1979]

Albert died 18th May 1979

Whitaker, Alfred
[1865-1???] Son of David Whitaker.

Born in Halifax.

He was Director of Stuff & Cotton Dye Works [1901].

He married Annie F [1875-19??] from Ireland.

Children:

  1. Richard David [b 1900]

The family lived at Newlay Wood, Horsforth [?] [1901]

Whitaker, Captain Basil
[1883-1959] IARO.

Youngest son of Joseph Whitaker.

He served in the Indian Army.

On 5th August 1920, he married Margaret Alice, youngest daughter of Walter Garnett, at Halifax Parish Church

Whitaker, Rev Bertie Loftus
[1884-1952] Born in Hunslet.

He served in North-West Canada and as a chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces before coming to the district.

He was on the staff at Halifax Parish Church before becoming Vicar of St George's Church, Sowerby Bridge [1921, 1932].

He planned to have the interior of the Church reconstructed in oak to his own design. New seating was installed, new choir stalls, a pulpit, a lectern and chancel furnishings. This was completed at a cost of several thousand pounds, in 1931, with a carved oak screen bearing the arms of several bishops and local families.

He married (1) Leonora Beatrice Maud Ibbitson [1881-1952] (possibly) in Canada.


Leonora Beatrice Maud was born in Hunslet.

She died in Leeds

 

They (probably) divorced.

In December 1946, he married (2) Maud Muriel Ermyntrude Benn [1899-1971] in Chelsea, London.

He died in Paignton, Devon [22nd March 1952].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £931 10/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Maud Muriel Ermyntrude


He is shown as Bertiel Loftus Whitaker on his second marriage record and on his death record
 

Whitaker, Charles
[1864-19??] Born in Southowram.

He was a leather currier [1891, 1901] / a Prudential Assurance agent [1911]

In 1886, he married Ellen Holroyd [1861-19??] in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of Peter Holroyd, general labourer from Illingworth
 

Children:

  1. Clement
  2. Leonard [b 1893] who was a hair dresser [1911]
  3. Lilly [1895-1903]
  4. Arthur Edward [b 1897] who was an office boy [1911]
  5. Gertrude May [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 27 Back Raglan Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 25 Allerton Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Villiers Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were Ellen's widowed father Peter Holroyd [b 1828] and brother Lewis Holroyd [b 1863] (dyer).

Peter Holroyd was still with them in 1901.

Sons Clement, Leonard [b 1893] & Arthur Edward served in World War I; Clement was killed in action

Whitaker, Clement
[1888-1916] Son of Charles Whitaker.

He was a member of the Clarion Vocal Union / Secretary of the Halifax Smoke Club / a worsted twist setter [1901] / an iron moulder [1911] / employed by Campbell's Limited.

In 1913, he married Ada Baildon in Halifax.

They lived at 5 Ramsgate Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

He was a member of the Halifax Artillery.

During World War I, he enlisted shortly after the outbreak of War, and served as a Gunner with B Battery 84th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action by a shell [22nd September 1916] (aged 28).

He was buried at Pozières British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France [IV M 19]

His brothers, Lance Corporal Leonard Whitaker & Private Arthur Edward Whitaker also served in the War

Whitaker, Daniel
[1682-1728] Halifax grocer.

He married Hannah [1689-1749].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Mary
  3. Robert
  4. Thomas
  5. John
  6. Daniel
  7. Abraham
  8. William

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

Whitaker, David
[1838-1890] Son of Richard Whitaker.

He was a pattern dyer [1871] / a master dyer employing 290 hands [1881].

On 29th June 1863, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Knowles, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Richard Thomas [1863-1902]
  2. Alfred [b 1865]
  3. Martha [b 1870]
  4. David Frederick [1872-1874]
  5. Norman [1878] who was a Mechanical Engineer [1901]

The family lived at

  • Old Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • Newlay Hall, Bramley [1881]

He died at Newlay Park [27th February 1890].

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Whitaker, Edmund
[1795-1865] Established Edmund Whitaker & Son

Whitaker, Edward Jackson
[1840-1867] Of Brighouse.

He married Elizabeth [1835-1932].

Children:

  1. Ann [1866-1944] who married Mr Keir

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

Whitaker, Elizabeth Mary
[19??-19??] Daughter of Dr Harold Whitaker.

She married John Hugh Selwyn Rawson.

They divorced

Whitaker, Fred
[1878-1917] He was a member of Stone Chair Tabernacle / a greengrocer.

In [Q4] 1902, he married Cordelia Booth in Halifax, (possibly) at Coley.

They lived at 28 Cross Lane, Stone Chair.

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

He was wounded [11th October 1917].

He died at Wharncliffe Hospital, Sheffield [31st October 1917] (aged 39).

He was buried at Bethel Methodist Chapel, Shelf [3rd November 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Whitaker, Fred William
[1870-1938] Born in Sowerby Bridge [18th March 1870].

He was landlord of the Elephant & Castle, Salterhebble, from at least 1901 until it closed on the 6th September 1932.

On 19th October 1892, he married Mary Robinson [1868-1927] at St Luke's Church, Norland.


Mary (Polly) was born in Norland [11th October 1868]
 

Children:

  1. Bernard [b 1896] who was a grocer's assistant [1911], a journeyman painter [1938]
  2. Tom [b 1905] who was a journeyman joiner [1938]
Mary died at the Elephant & Castle [1st March 1927] (aged 58). Fred William died at 24 Elephant Terrace, Salterhebble [19th August 1938] (aged 68). Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,823 15/1d.

Probate was granted to sons Bernard & Tom.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland: Mary [4th March 1927]; Fred William [23rd August 1938]

Whitaker, Frederick
[1840-1897] Woolstapler of Halifax.

He died in London [June 1897].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Whitaker, Frederick
[1871-19??] Son of William Henry Whitaker.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton twiner [1881] / a blacksmith [1891] / a blacksmith of Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge [1896] / a blacksmith [1901] / an engineer and blacksmith, Sowerby New Road.

In 1896, he married Sybil Mary Adelaide Susan Gleadall [1875-19??] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge


Sybil, of Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Tickhill, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Gleadall, retired gentleman
 

Children:

  1. William Edwin
  2. Tom Gleadall (Whitaker) [1900-1902]
  3. Fred Cartwright (Whitaker) [b 1905]
  4. Beatrice [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 70 Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby [1901]
  • 53a Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]

Fred died in Halifax [1906] (aged 35).

In 1911, the widowed Sybil was a shopkeeper (baker & sweets) 

In 1917, she was at 29 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax

Whitaker, Dr Frederick
[1875-1916] MA, MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP.

Son of Joseph Whitaker.

Born in Halifax.

He was Third House Surgeon at the Royal Halifax Infirmary [1905] / a surgeon [1911].

In 1909, he married Jessie Milroy [1876-19??] at Salford.


Jessie was born in Glenhill, Wigtownshire, Scotland.

She was a Sister at Halifax Infirmary

 

They had no children.

They lived at

During World War I, he enlisted in response to a call for surgeons for the Army, and served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was a Surgeon at the 29th General Hospital, Salonica [1915].

He died of dysentery [28th October 1916] (aged 41) in hospital at Alexandria, as he was on his way home after serving one year as a surgeon in Salonica.

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [B 5].

On his death, Dr Alfred Mantle wrote in a local paper

He saved others, but could not save himself

Whitaker, George Bedford
[1872-1934] Son of Jeremiah Whitaker.

(Possibly) nephew of Alfred Hesselden with whom he was staying [1891].

He was a brewer's assistant [1891] / a brewer/maltster (employer) [1901] / running the Grove, Brearley [1905] / Chairman and Director of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited.

In April 1898, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of William Murgatroyd.

Children:

  1. George Murgatroyd
  2. Margaret [b 1900]
  3. Herbert

The family lived at Grove House, Brearley [1901, 1905]

Whitaker, George Murgatroyd
[1899-1964] Son of George Bedford Whitaker.

Born 11th June 1899, baptised at Luddenden Church [24th August 1899].

He was a Director of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited [1935].

He lived at

  • The Elms, Illingworth
  • Little Haigh, Strensall, York [1949]

He died in Claro

Whitaker, Dr Harold
[18??-19??] PhD.

Of Hopewell House, Lightcliffe. He was Vice President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth
  2. John Harold

Whitaker, Harold
[1895-1918] Son of Livinia & William Albert Whitaker of Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He died 13th May 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France [I H 7]

Whitaker, Harry
[1894-1???] Son of Henry Edwin Whitaker.

He was a member of St James's Church, Halifax / a baker [1911] / a confectioner in Queensbury [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [20th November 1917] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint James's Church, Halifax

Whitaker, Harry
[1921-1942] He was a member of West Vale Baptist Chapel, Sunday School & Boys' Brigade / secretary of the Church Cricket Club / a tennis player / employed by the Greetland Dyeing Company.

He lived at 7 Briscoe Terrace, Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Wireless Operator Royal Air Force.

He died in 1942 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Whitaker, Henry
[18??-18??] He was a butcher [1869].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William Henry

Whitaker, Henry
[1813-18??] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a stone delver.

He married Mary Ann Senior [1814-18??].


Mary Ann was born in Lightcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Mary who married Thomas Turner

Whitaker, Henry
[1870-1???] Son of William Henry Whitaker.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a cotton twiner [1881] / an iron turner [1891] / a mechanic [1895] / a turner in iron [1901] / retired through accident (mechanic by trade) [1911].

In 1895, he married Emily Eastwood [1870-1???] at St George's Church, Sowerby.


Emily, of Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of John Eastwood, iron moulder
 

Children:

  1. Eleanor [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge [1895]
  • 16 Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge [1907]
  • 74 Central Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire [1911]

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

In 1911, he was living in Blackpool and listed as

retired through accident (mechanic by trade) 

Whitaker, Henry Edwin
[1855-1???] Son of Joseph Whitaker, book keeper.

Born in Bradford.

He was a warehouseman of Halifax [1876] / a wool warehouseman [1881] / a yarn warehouseman [1891].

In 1876, he married Eliza Jane Witton [1854-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Jane, of Halifax, was the daughter of Robert Farrar Witton, cooper
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [b 1878] who was a yarn warehouse boy [1891], a woollen warehouseman [1901]
  2. Minnie Laura [b 1882] who was a woollen twister [1901] & married [1907] George Bakes Bottomley
  3. Harry

The family lived at

  • 1 Lister Court, Halifax [1881]
  • 32 Back Rhodes Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 10 Church Place, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was Henry Edwin's brother George William Whitaker [b 1853] (railway porter).

Henry Edwin died in Halifax [1905] (aged 51).

Living with the widowed Eliza [in 1911] was nephew Robert Witton Crook [b 1871] (insurance agent) 

Whitaker, Herbert
[1905-1970] Son of George Bedford Whitaker.

Born in Luddenden [30th July 1905].

Baptised at Luddenden Church [4th October 1905].

He was a Director of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited [1935].

He died in Bradford [1970]

Whitaker, Hervey
[1875-1938] Son of Jabez Whitaker.

He was a cabinet maker's apprentice [1891] / a wire mattress maker [1901] / a labourer district council [1911] / a munition worker [1917] / a motor driver [1926].

He lived at Thorny Bank, Norland [1926].

He died there [21st April 1938]

Whitaker, J.
[18??-18??] Tobacconist at Halifax.

In October 1867, he was declared bankrupt

Whitaker, J. S.
[18??-18??] Draper at The Old Stuff Shop, 50 Cross Hills, Halifax [1865]

Whitaker, Jabez
[1847-1917] Son of William Whitaker.

Born in Norland.

He was a worsted spinner [1861] / a cloth fuller [1871, 1881, 1891] / a cloth fuller (woollen) [1901] / sub-postmaster of Norland Post Office at Thorny Bank, Norland [1903 until 1911].

He was active in the public life of Norland: Overseer of the Poor for Norland [1896]; a member of Norland parish Council [1896-1901]; clerk to Norland Parish Council [1896]; Guardian of the Poor for Norland [1904, 1907]

Around 1904, he supervised the restoration of Norland Stocks.

He was also very active at St Luke's Church: long-standing organist [1896] and churchwarden [until 1899]

In 1901, he summoned John Eastwood of Canal Road, Sowerby Bridge, for assault, in a disagreement about burial fees at St Luke's Church.

On 14th May 1873, he married Eliza Crowther [1850-1926] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Willie
  2. Hervey
  3. Henry Vernon [1880-1925] who was a hair dresser [1901]
  4. Arthur Wallace (Wallis) [1883-1954] – on his birth and death record he is Wallace, on his baptism record he is Wallis – who was a stuff warehouseman [1901]
  5. Sarah Emma Washington [7th July 1890-15th April 1979] who was a confectioner, baker &c [1911] & married John Grayshan
  6. Roland [1895-1896] who died aged 9 months

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1891] was Jabez's widowed father William Whitaker

He died at Thorny Bank [17th May 1917] (aged 70).

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £983. Probate was granted to sons Willie and Hervey.

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Whitaker, James
[1???-17??] A blacksmith. He had a smithy at Bridge End, Rastrick.

In 1728, the Duke of Leeds leased him land at Bridge End at a rent of 6d per year.

He built a house on the land.

Bridge End Congregational Church, Rastrick was built on the land [1778]

Whitaker, James
[1753-1821] Of Causeway Head, Warley. He was the first person to be buried at the newly-opened Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Whitaker, James
[1810-1867] A weaver of Wheatley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child [b 1854]
  2. twins child [b 1860]
  3. child [b 1860]

In 1867, he was widower and unable to work on account of his impaired eyesight.

On 21st March 1867, an inquest was held on the body of Whitaker who had poisoned himself and 3 of his children by strychnine, incautiously administered.

James died, but the quantity given to the children was insufficient and they all survived

Whitaker, James
[1862-1937] Born in County Durham.

He was a cotton operative [1911].

On 18th February 1888, he married Mary Dawson [1868-1940] at Heptonstall Church.


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. William [b 1891] who was a joiner [1911]
  3. Albert
  4. Amy [b 1897] who was a machinist [1911]

The family lived at 13 Myrtle Street, Todmorden [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed mother-in-law [?] Ann Dawson [b 1843].

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Whitaker, Jeremiah
[1846-1905] Fifth son of Richard Whitaker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a pattern dyer [1871] / a master dyer [1881, 1891].

On 26th December 1871, he married Sarah, elder daughter of George Bedford.

Children:

  1. George Bedford
  2. Emily [b 1874]
  3. Thomas
  4. Grace [b 1878]
  5. Harold [b 1880]
  6. Eleanor [b 1884]
  7. Victor [b 1888]

The family lived at

  • Oxford terrace, Halifax [where he was a boarder 1871]
  • Watefair, Newlay Wood, Horsforth [1881]
  • Newlay Hall, Horsforth [1891]
  • (two sons and two daughters) Esscroft, Burley-in-Wharfedale [1901]
  • Burley-in-Wharfedale

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel

Whitaker, John
[1???-18??] Partner in Cockcroft & Whitaker

Whitaker, John
[1765-1845] He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Crossley.

They had no children

Whitaker, John Harold
[19??-19??] Son of Dr Harold Whitaker.

In 1944?, he married Veronica Ritchie Romer from Broughton, Winchester

Whitaker, Jonathan
[1807-18??] Recorded in 1871, when he was a widowed gentleman (retired cattle dealer), living at 2 Shop? Alley, Ambler Thorn

Whitaker, Joseph
[1801-1861]

He married Martha [1800-1871].


Martha was born in Halifax

She was a fishmonger [1851] / a fish dealer employing 1 boy [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1821]
  2. William [b 1826]
  3. Joseph

The family lived at 70 & 71 Fish Market, Halifax [1841]

Whitaker, Joseph
[1812-1865] Of Halifax.

He married Grace [1816-1873].

Children:

  1. John [1841-1901] who married [Q2 1867] Mary Ann Halliday [1839-1905]
  2. Mary Ann [1844-1867] who married [Q4 1865] William Richardson
  3. Samuel [1846-1879]

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Whitaker, Joseph
[1830-18??] Son of Joseph Whitaker.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [27th July 1830].

He was a fruiterer living at 72 New Market with his mother Martha [1851] / at 90 & 91 New Market with his widowed mother [1861] / a game dealer at 93 New Market with Richard Hodgson as his partner [1871] / a fish & game dealer at 90 & 91 New Market [1881].

Richard Hodgson lived and trained with Whitaker and became a partner [1871]

Whitaker, Joseph
[1846-1905] Born in Sowerby.

He was landlord of the Blue Ball Norland [1877-1888] / landlord of the Castle Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1890-1897] / landlord of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1898-1904].

On 24th April 1870, he married Harriet Whitaker [1850-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Leonard [1878-1948]
  2. Janet [1880-1920]
  3. Fred [b 1887]

Joseph died at Lilly Street, Sowerby Bridge [12th October 1905].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £206 10/-.

Probate was granted to son Leonard

Whitaker, Joseph
[1848-1928] JP.

Son of Richard Whitaker.

He was educated at John Farrar's Academy, Park Place, and Kippax Hall School, Leeds / working with Richard Whitaker & Sons at Seedlings Mount [1864] / a partner [1869] / a bookkeeper at a brewery [1871] / a common brewer employing 40 men [1881, 1891] / an Alderman for Halifax Central ward [1894] / a retired Common Brewer [1901] / Company Chairman on the death of his brother Thomas [1910].

In 1925, he gave money to establish the Joseph Whitaker X-Ray Ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

He was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough in 1926.

He had interests in the Halifax Newspaper & Printing Company Limited.

On 23rd May 1871, he married (1) Emily Ackroyd [1851-1900] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emily was the daughter of Joseph Ackroyd of Hampden Place, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Joseph Ackroyd
  2. Frederick
  3. Rowland
  4. Beatrice [1879-1937] who married Edwin Macauley
  5. Harry 1881-1888
  6. Basil

The family lived at

Mary died in 1900.

In 1901, Joseph was living with his daughter Beatrice and Elizabeth Ayrton (lady's companion) at Craven Lodge

In January 1903, he married (2) Elizabeth Ayrton in Chelmsford, Essex.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Rev Jonathan Ayrton
 

Joseph died at Mayfield House [18th November 1928] (aged 79).

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £66,417

Whitaker, Captain Joseph Ackroyd
[1873-1952] Son of Joseph Whitaker.

He was a Director of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited [1935]

Whitaker, Josephine Anne
[1960-1979] A clerk at the Halifax Building Society. She was the 11th victim of the Yorkshire Ripper. She was murdered about 11:30 pm on 4th April 1979 as she walked home after a visit to her grandparents. Her battered body was discovered on Savile Park the following morning

Whitaker, Michael
[19??-2004] He was one of the last directors of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited. He made the decision to sell the business to Whitbread's.

After leaving Whitaker's, he went on to run Neaverson's glass and china shop.

He retired in 1987

Whitaker, Richard
[1806-1871] Born in Burnley, Lancashire.

He moved to Halifax in 1848.

He was a beerseller [1851] / founder of Whitaker's Brewery [1860].

In 1849, he started brewing at his home at Seedlings Mount, which later became The Stannary Inn.

Around 1860, he bought land called the Seedlings – or Neddy Haigh's Field – and built his new Seedlings Mount brewery which started production in 1867. This became the Cock o' the North brewery.

After Richard's death [1871], the business passed to his sons, Thomas, Richard and Joseph.

By 1889, the business had expanded to include maltings and stabling for 40 dray horses.

He married Mary [1812-1???] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Sarah [b 1836]
  3. David
  4. Frederick [b 1840]
  5. Hannah [1842-1859]
  6. Richard
  7. Jeremiah [b 1846]
  8. Joseph
  9. Mary [1852] who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • 1 Upper Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Brearley Hall [1871]

He died at his daughter's home in Lord Street, Halifax [7th February 1871].

See Lacey Hey Farm, Midgley

Whitaker, Richard
[1808-1871] Of Brearley Hall, Luddendenfoot.

He married Mary [1812-18??].

Children: several sons, including

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. Jeremiah

Whitaker, Richard
[1844-1???] Son of Richard Whitaker.

He was a brewer employing 6 men [1871].

On 5th February 1864, he married Sarah Hannah Booth [1845-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah came from Bury, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Mary A. [b 1865]
  2. Anne [b 1866]
  3. Martha [b 1868]
  4. Richard David [b 1872]

The family lived at 7 Green Hill Terrace, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Sarah Hannah's sister Mary J. Booth who was listed as companion to wife in the census

Whitaker, Robert Arnold
[1876-1936] Son of Julia & Joseph Whitaker.

Born in Halifax.

He married Ephalina Aked.


Ephalina was the daughter of
James William Aked
 

Whitaker, Rowland
[1876-1948] Son of Joseph Whitaker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brewer [1901] / Chairman of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited [1935] / a director of Rochdale & Manor Brewery Limited.

On 31st August 1904, he married Mary Dorothy Hallwood [1882-1965] at Flixton St Michael, Lancashire.

They lived at

  • Stretford Road, Stretford, Staffordshire [a boarder 1901]
  • Belle Vue Hotel, Southport

Rowland died at the Clifton Hotel, Southport [11th October 1948].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £100,015 9/5d to his widow.

Mary Dorothy died at the Clifton Hotel, Southport [6th February 1965].

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £66,714, Probate was granted to Geoffrey Nicholas Robinson and John Nigel Harris (solicitors) and Ian Whitaker Macauley (company director) 

Whitaker, Sam Dunnel
[1855-1???] Illegitimate son of Sarah Ann Whitaker of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [15th April 1855]

Whitaker, Samuel
[1790-1828] He was a weaver.

He married Sarah Holroyd.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1813]
  2. Henry [b 1813]
  3. Samuel [b 1815]
  4. William
  5. Hannah [b 1824]
  6. Stephen [1826-1913] who was an engine driver & married [Lambeth 1857] Marianne Pearce [1833-1915]
  7. Mark [1829-1913] who married Salamana Whitaker [1822-1900]

Whitaker, Samuel
[1798-1855] Born in Northowram.

He was innkeeper at an unidentified inn at 4 Cow Green – (possibly) the Craven Heifer, Halifax [1851] / landlord of the Craven Heifer, Halifax [1834, 1855] / a horse dealer [1842].

He married Mary [1801-18??].


Mary was born in Northowram
 

Living with them [in 1851] were his unmarried sister Mercy Whitaker [b 1801] and lodger Thomas Thompson [b 1826] (butcher).

Samuel died 24th August 1855

Whitaker, Samuel
[1825-1906] Son of William Whitaker.

Born in Southowram.

He was a woolstapler in Woolshops, Halifax.

On 3rd April 1862, he married Mary Susannah Kershaw [1837-1868] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. John Richard [1863-16th Jan 1924]
  2. Frank [1865-1934]

The family lived at Law Hill House, Southowram [1905].

Mary died in Southowram [27th February 1868].

Samuel died at Law Hill House [27th May 1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £9,432 16/3d.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [A 2]

Whitaker, Samuel
[1839-1892] He was a poultry dealer [1871] / a farmer of 5 acres [1881] / a farm labourer [1891]

On 8th February 1863, he married Priscilla Harriet Helliwell [1868-1919] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1868-1941] who married Richard Habergham

The family lived at

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

Whitaker, Sidney
[1817-18??] At the West Riding Sessions in October 1839, he was transported for 7 years for stealing money from the person of John Drake of Northowram

Whitaker, Stanley Norman
[1890-1918] Son of Mary (née Calvert) [1854-1917] & Arthur Whitaker [1857-1939], letterpress printer & employer, of 4 Heath Hall, Halifax.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1890].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Yorkshire Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 25th March 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [VI F 9A]

Whitaker, Sydney Morgan
[1864-19??] Son of William H. Whitaker.

He became a physician and surgeon.

He lived at Derby [1901, 1911].

His mother and sister, Ethel, were living with him [1901, 1911]

Whitaker, Dr T. D.
[1759-1821] Antiquary who wrote histories of Yorkshire and Lancashire

Whitaker, Thomas
[1831-1910] JP.

Son of Richard Whitaker.

He was a brewer employing 20 men [1871] / Chairman of Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited. He was a Freemason and Master of the Prince Frederick [No 307] Masonic Lodge. A datestone on the Boar's Head Hotel, Halifax carries his initials and masonic symbols.

In 1847, he married (1) Martha Brearley [1836-18??] from Shrewsbury/Birmingham. Martha (must have) died between 1881 and 1884.

On 12th August 1884, he married (2) Emma Frances, daughter of John Walsh, at Coley Church.

Children:

  1. Frances Mary [b 1889] who married Mr Robinson
  2. Ruth [b 1890]
  3. Thomas Savile [bapt 1893]

The family lived at

In 1871, his brother Joseph was living with the family.

In 1881, Martha's niece, Elizabeth B. Kears [b 1869] was staying with her at Park Road.

Thomas retired and moved to Watson House, Burley-in-Wharfedale, where he died

Whitaker, Thomas
[1860-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a monumental mason (maker & dealer) [1911].

In [Q2] 1883, he married Hannah Wilkinson [1864-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child
  3. John [b 1887] who was assisting in business [1911]
  4. Thomas [b 1891] who was a mechanic [1911]

The family lived at Cemetery Lodge, Warley [1911]

Whitaker, Thomas
[1863-1???] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron fitter [1891].

In 1882, he married Lily Crossley [1867-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Howarth [b 1883]
  2. Frank Ernest [b 1885]

The family lived at the Dusty Miller, Sowerby Bridge.

Living with them [in 1891] were visitors Benjamin Eastwood [b  1866] and Frederick Marshall [b 1863]

Whitaker, Thomas
[1875-1914] Born in Triangle.

He was landlord of the Commercial Inn, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Around 1902, he married Eliza [1878-19??] from Luddendenfoot.

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1904]
  2. Nora [b 1905]

Living with them in 1911 was Thomas's widowed mother Sarah Ann Whitaker [b 1847].

Thomas died in 1914 [aged 39].

After his death, Eliza took over at the Commercial Inn [1917]

Whitaker, Thomas
[1876-19??] Son of Jeremiah Whitaker.

He married Mabel Grace Dibb [1879-19??] from Lincolnshire, in Whitby.

In 1901, the couple were living/staying with Frederick W. Dawson [1866-19??] a flour mill manager, and his wife, Frances L. [1880-19??] at Church Mount, Sutton Without, Sutton-on-Hull

Whitaker, Tommy
[187?-19??] Born at Higgin Chamber, Boulderclough. He became nationally-famous as a ventriloquist, The Great Coram.

At the age of 7, he played the cornet in a band at West Vale. His family moved to Rastrick. He joined Brighouse Borough Band.

His interest was inspired when an uncle gave him a ventriloquist's doll as a birthday present. His first public performance was at a Sunday School concert in Southgate, Elland where he appeared as Professor Whitaker. He subsequently appeared at various seaside resorts. He was offered a trial at The Lyceum in London, and he was retained for another three. He took his stage name from Coram Street, London, where his agent had his offices.

He had several dolls, but the most notable was Jerry Fisher, a the cheeky guardsman. Jerry had moving eyes and mouth, and winked at the audience after cracking some outrageous remark, but Tommy moved his arms, smoked cigarettes and walked off the stage still chatting. The secret was Tommy's engineering skills. He spent hours perfecting a mechanism which allowed the movements to be made by remote control.

Tommy appeared at the Palace Theatre, Halifax on 11th October 1909 and 7th September 1914.

He appeared at the Royal Command Performance [22nd May 1930] and at Buckingham Palace

Whitaker, William
[1???-18??] On 28th November 1834, he married Elizabeth, daughter of David Haigh at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

Whitaker, William
[1793-1872] Born in Sowerby.

He was an innkeeper at Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse (possibly) the New Inn [1851] / a Greenwich pensioner [1861].

He married Sarah [1789-1860].

Children:

  1. Mary [1829-1896] who married John Fawcett

The family lived at Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were daughter Mary and family, and lodger Susey Fitton [aged 46] (mill hand).

In 1861, the widowed William was living with his daughter Mary and family at the Oddfellows Arms, Brighouse.

In 1871, the widowed William was living with his widowed daughter Mary and family at the Bonegate, Brighouse.

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

Whitaker, William
[18??-1???] Secretary to the Halifax Omnibus & Cab Company Limited.

He was one of the liquidators when the company voluntarily wound up [1867]

Whitaker, William
[1823-1899] Son of Samuel Whitaker.

Born in Norland

He was a cloth miller [1845] / a cloth fuller [1851] / a fuller woollen [1861] / a cloth fuller [1871, 1899].

On 27th October 1845, he married Sarah Earnshaw [1824-1888] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Earnshaw, comber
 

Children:

  1. Jabez
  2. Sarah Emma [1858-1888]

The family lived at

  • Norland Town [1851]
  • 1 Berry Moor, Norland [1861]
  • 3 Berry Moor, Norland [1871]

In 1891, the widowed William was living with his son Jabez at 1 Thorny Bank, Norland (living on own means).

He died 6th March 1899 (aged 76) 

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Whitaker, William
[1872-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was publican at the Engineers', Sowerby Bridge [1903, 1905, 1911].

In [Q2] 1895, he married Florence Dixon Hey in North Bierley.


Florence Dixon came from Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1899]

Whitaker, William Edwin
[1897-1970] DCM.

Son of Frederick Whitaker.

Born in Warley [29th September 1897].

He was living with his grandfather William Henry Whitaker [1911] / a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / employed by C.W.S. Flour Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1917]


In the trenches on the night of Oct. 8-9, this company runner continued carrying messages between his company and another battalion, returning in very heavy 5-9 enemy barrage. On the same evening, his company commander was lost for five hours, and this runner went seeking him under appalling conditions and eventually found him. His gallant conduct was intensified by the fact that he was suffering badly with trench feet, but refused to go to hospital until ordered to do so
 

He survived the War.

In Q2/1921, a William E. Whitaker married a Lucy M. Capewell

He died in Calder District [Q1 1970]

Whitaker, William H.
[1831-1???] Born in Halifax.

The family lived at 39 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1845, 1851].

In 1851, he was with Joseph Henry Frobisher at Rhodes Street, Halifax.

He married Elizabeth [1832-1???] from Nottingham.

Children:

  1. Sydney
  2. Ethel [b 1867] who married Mr Crosby and was widowed by 1911
  3. Mosley Gee [b 1875]

The family lived at

By 1871, he had a school at St John's Lane, Halifax. He was listed as Professor of music at Trinity Road, Halifax [1874]

Whitaker, William Henry
[1847-19??] Son of Henry Whitaker.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a mechanic [1869] / a turner in iron foundry [1871] / an iron turner [1881, 1891, 1901] / a retired iron turner [1911].

In 1869, he married Charlotte Naylor [1846-1909] at Halifax Parish Church.


Charlotte was born in Tickhill, the daughter of William Naylor, joiner
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Fred
  3. Edith [b 1874] who was a worsted rover [1891], a wood varnisher [1901]
  4. Ada [b 1876] who was a worsted twister [1891], a cotton reeler [1901]
  5. William [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a blacksmith [1901]
  6. Elizabeth Ann [b 1883] who was a machine minder at cotton mill [1901], a cotton slubber tenter [1911]
  7. Ellen [b 1886] who was a backtenter [1911]
  8. Naylor [b 1889] who was a half-timer at woollen mill [1901]

The family lived at

  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871, 1881]
  • 61 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 16 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 9 Bedford Terrace, Walker Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were widowed sister Emma Walker [b  1851] (living on own means) and nephew John H. Whitaker [b  1872] (insurance agent).

Charlotte died in Halifax [1909] (aged 63).

Living with the widowed William Henry [in 1911] was grandson William Edwin Whitaker

Whitaker, Willie
[1874-1959] Son of Jabez Whitaker

Born in Norland.

He was a watch maker's apprentice [1891] / a watch & clock repairer [1911] / a watchmaker [1917] / a jeweller [1926].

On 27th December 1900, he married Amy Lilian Turner [1875-1947] at St Luke's Church, Norland.


Amy Lilian was born in Warley
 

Children:

  1. Albert

The family lived at

  • 63 King Edward Road, Balby, Doncaster [1911]
  • 3 Thorny Bank, Norland [1926]
  • 36 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1947, 1959]

Amy Lilian died at Dean House Institution, Holmfirth [7th May 1947].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £634 14/10d.

Probate was granted to The Yorkshire Penny Bank.

Willie died at 94 Godfrey Road, Halifax [23rd October 1959].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £206 15/7d.

Probate was granted to The Yorkshire Penny Bank

 

Whitaker surname
Another form of the surname is Whittaker

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are over 70 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Whitaker, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Whitaker:


Marriages 1835, 1845, 1852, 1871, 1879, 1888, 1907, 1915, 1935; Deaths 1835, 1899, 1900, 1907
 




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