Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : J



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Jack at Bog Eggs
[18??-19??] He was said to be the last handloom weaver in Wadsworth.

See Bog Eggs

Jack Bridge Cricket Club

Recorded around 1915, when James Greenwood was a player/member

Jack Bridge, Heptonstall
A single-arch stone bridge taking the Burnley road across the Colden

Jack Hey, Sowerby
Styes Lane. Mid-late 17th century farmhouse.

See Mary Wadsworth's Charity

Jack, Rev James
[18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1901-1906].

He lived at Cousinville, Wainsgate [1905]

Jack Royd
See Upper Jack Royd

Jack Taylor's Garden, Hebden Bridge
An area of land between Hangingroyd Lane and Valley Road. It was sold for development in 1902.

See Crown Bakery, Hebden Bridge

Jackman, John
[1826-1856] He was Grand Master of the Halifax District of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

There is a memorial to him in Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe erected by the members of the Odd Fellows Manchester Unity

Jackman, Robert
[1879-1915] Born in Giggleswick.

In [Q4] 1910, he married May Carr in Todmorden.

They lived at St Peter's Gate, Walsden.

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

He died 18th April 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Jackman, William
[16??-1680] Heywood writes that

William Jackman in Halifax went to bed full of drink, some say with brandy, on Saturday night January 10th 1680, and in the night waked, distracted, raging mad, roaring, raging, swearing in a horrible manner that several men could not hold him, once he had got out his knife and made an attempt to cut his own throat, his daughter got the knife from him, though to the cutting of her fingers – he dyed on Friday night following January 16th, was buried on Monday January 19th

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

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

Jackson's: A. Jackson & Son
Tobacconist at 16 Woolshops, Halifax [1936]

Jackson & Casson
Architects, Land Surveyors and Estate Agents.

They were at

Jackson & Clayton
Printers. They were at Ann Street Printing Works, Halifax and Roebuck Yard, Northgate, Halifax [1927].

Partners included P. Clayton

Jackson & Fox
Halifax partnership of architects Benjamin Whitehead Jackson and Charles Edward Fox.

They had offices at 7 Rawson Street, Halifax [1902] and Harrison Road, Halifax.

Their work includes

and a number of Samuel Webster's pubs

Jackson & Greenwood
Worsted spinners at Prospect Mill, Ovenden [1905]. Partners included William Henry Greenwood

Jackson & Whitaker
Worsted spinners at Luddendenfoot.

Partners included W. Jackson and W. Whitaker.

The partnership was dissolved in July 1856

Jackson's: Benjamin Jackson & Sons
Brewers established by Benjamin Jackson at Bradshaw Lane Brewery. Recorded in 1899 at the Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge

Jackson's Court, Halifax
A popular name for the Moot Hall.

The name is said to be from Judge Jackson.

See Jackson's Court, Halifax

Jackson Feather & Company
Worsted spinners at Elland.

See Thomas Brenard

Jackson's: Jeremiah Jackson & Sons
Machine makers and engineers established by Jeremiah Jackson. They were at Der Street Mill, Todmorden [1877]. In 1905, it was called Derdale Iron Works.

See William Jackson

Jackson of Coley
Harry Percy Jackson and his son Harry Percy Jackson were both wood carvers in Coley & Brighouse.

They did much work local Chapels, Churches and War Memorials, as listed in the Foldout

Jackson's: Peter Jackson & Sons Limited
West Vale Works, Stainland Road, Greetland

Jackson's Ridge
North of Widdop, at 1505 ft / 459 metres, this is the highest point in the western end of the district. Overlooks Burnley, Colne and Nelson in Lancashire.

Prehistoric flint implements were found here.

See High Brown Knowl

Jackson Room
In 1939, when the widow of Harry Percy Jackson decided to sell Morriscot, some of the panelling and other furniture was – reluctantly [as ever!] – bought by Brighouse Corporation and installed in the Jackson Room in The Rydings. The room opened in January 1940. It is a fairly well-kept secret, and not known by all the staff at the library

Jackson's Stores Limited
A 1900 advertisement for the business announced

Furniture, Carpets, Bedsteads, Boots, Shoes & Slippers, etc

5 Southgate, Halifax

Jacob, Edward
[17??-18??] Halifax printer and publisher with offices at The Square, and next to the Saddle, Halifax in Petticoat Lane.

He married Unknown.


  1. Nancy [1772-1834] who never married
  2. Edward

He was dead by 1833.

See History of the town and parish of Halifax, Rev Dr George Legh, Moore's Terrier and William Winn

Jacob, Edward
[1772-1804] Son of Edward Jacob.

An obituary recorded

He had been 9 years engaged in the service of his country, had fought with Lord Gardner and Lord Duncan, and received a wound while employed under Lord Nelson at the bombardment of Copenhagen

He died in Manchester after a severe illness [October 1804]

Jacob Halifax
A publication described as
a local skit

published in 1871 by J. Simpson of Crossley Street, Halifax. It sold at 1d

Jacobs, James
[1840-1925] He married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was the daughter-in-law of
Elizabeth Ann Fleming

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery with Elizabeth Ann and John Fleming

Jacobs, James Edward
[18??-1858] A printer at the Halifax Guardian.

In [Q2] 1849, he married Sarah Ann Bairstow.

On 5th May 1858, he was beaten to death by fellow-worker William Blackburn Dawson.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Jacobs, Robert
[1863-1934] Born in Alderton.

He was a pewterer [1892].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Emma in Halifax.

Emma was the daughter of
Samuel Magson and widow of Thomas Bishop

They had no children

Jacobs, Tom
[1910-1941] Of Norland.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / employed at Brunswick Mills.

In [Q2] 1939, he married Blanche Hooson in Halifax.

They lived at Halifax.

He enlisted [1924], and served in India.

During World War II, he was called-up [1939], and served as a Signalman with the Royal Corps of Signals.

He was killed in action at Bir Hakeim with the Free French [9th December 1941] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya [I E 21].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on a French Memorial

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

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

Jagger's: A. Jagger & Sons
Wholesale fish merchants established in the 1880s by Ambler Jagger and his son, John Henry.

They were at the Market Hall, Halifax and at Grimsby.

Other members of the family followed him in the business, including his son Ambler Jagger and his grandson Kenneth Jagger.

The business is still in Albion Street [2010] owned by a cousin of the family

Jagger Bridge, Greetland
Over Black Brook.

A mid-19th century white-washed stone slab against the south parapet reads:


and is listed

Jagger Dam, Rastrick
A pond which supplied water to Badger Hill Mills.

See The beck that runs through Rastrick and Spout Mills, Rastrick

Jagger Green
Area of Halifax, south of Holywell Green. Clay and coal was mined in outcrops here until the early 20th century.

See Shavey Bottom, Jagger Green

Jagger Green Hall, Stainland
Late 17th century house with later additions.

It is dated 1703 TDM for Thomas Denton and his wife Mary.

In 1886, Samuel Shaw bought the property.

It is now private dwellings.

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax

Jagger's Limited
Stone quarry owners and agents, at Bank Top, Southowram. Established by Albert Jagger. They owned Bolton Quarries Herbert Mellor bought the quarries and land from Albert Jagger. Jagger's continue to work the quarries for some time afterwards

Jagger Park Wood
A part of Judy Woods lying in Calderdale.

The area may have been a part of the park – the estate – of Royds Hall

Jagger's: S. Jagger & Company
Worsted coating manufacturers at Fearnought Works, Halifax. Established by Samuel Jagger. Recorded in March 1892, when Samuel was declared bankrupt

Jail Hole Rocks, Walsden
Rocky outcrop near Gaddings Dam, Todmorden

Jails & Gaols

Jake Royd, Shelf

Jakeroyd Farm, Shelf

Jakstubynge, Shelf
Recorded in 1496,, when Laurence Bentley paid a fine for the Wastes of Longestubbynge, Jakstubynge and Little Pighill in Shelf

Jambu, Eugene
[1882-19??] Born in France.

He was a teacher of languages (employer) [1911].

Around 1909, he married Antonie from Germany.

They lived at 26 Second Avenue, Manor Drive, Halifax [1911]

James, Rev A. R.
[18??-19??] Curate at Southowram [1911]. In 1911, he was appointed Vicar of Arksey, Doncaster

James, Francis
[18??-18??] First proprietor of the Gibbet Street Turkish Baths, Halifax [1874]

James, Rev Francis
[1830-1894] From Devon. He was a city missionary in London before becoming Minister at Warley Congregational Church [1865]. In 1882, he went to Canada, but returned to serve at Gorton, Lancashire

James, Henry
[1888-1916] Son of Emily & Rev C. H. James, of Epperstone Rectory, Nottingham.

Born in Haigh, Wigan.

He was educated at St John's College Cambridge / working in Dover / assistant solicitor to Halifax Corporation.

During World War I, he served as a Serjeant with the 13th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [18th August 1916] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

3 brothers were killed in action in World War I

James, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1868]

James, Rev John
[17??-18??] Of Halifax

On 28th July 1823, he, Rev Joshua Fearnside, Rev John Heap, Rev Jagger, Rev Edward B. Lloyd, Rev Zachariah Yewdall, Rev Matthew Lumb and Stephen Wilson of Holmfirth, were amongst the passengers travelling by The Fleece coach from Halifax to Sheffield which overturned near Shepley. Rev Sergeant of Scarborough died of his injuries. Edward Smith, the driver of the coach was accused of

wanton behaviour and shameful perversity, on account of the peril to which his furious driving subjected his passengers.

Rev James's ankle was crushed

James, Rev John Henry
[18??-19??] MA.

From Cornwall.

He was Minister at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge [August 1897]

James, Joseph
[1???-18??] London architect who designed Square Congregational Church

James, Leslie
[1921-1943] Son of Alice & Charles Alfred James of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 102 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 26th November 1943 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [Joint Grave 6 A 13-14]

James, Canon Percival Ernest
[1882-19??] Son of Rev D. W. James of Durham.

Born in Durham.

He was educated at Queen's College Oxford / assistant master at Durham School / chaplain to the forces in Egypt and Mesopotamia (during World War I).

He returned to England then went to New Zealand where he was vicar at St Mary's Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand [for 9 years], vicar of St Paul's Pro-Cathedral in Wellington, New Zealand [from May 1929], vicar general of the Wellington Diocese [from 1934], governor of St John's College and King's College, Auckland, and active in a Bibles-for-Schools movement before becoming Vicar of Halifax [1937].

In 1923, he married Unknown, the daughter of Sir George Fenwick

Jamieson, Rev Guy
[19??-] Vicar of St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount [19??] and Vicar of Southowram [19??]

Jamieson, James Theodore
[1891-1918] Son of James Jamieson.

In [Q4] 1917, he married Hilda Helme in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Marion Street, Brighouse.

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

He died 18th January 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France [X B 10]

Jane Crowther & Ellen Hopkinson's Charity
See Crowther-Hopkinson Charity


Jappie, David Alexander
[1914-1944] Born in Caithness.

He was a farm labourer / a regular soldier [1932].

In [Q1] 1944, he married Emily A. Smith in Halifax.

They lived at 28 Rugby Terrace, Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He was wounded in Burma, and sent back to the UK.

He was killed in action at Normandy [21st July 1944] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Bayeux War Cemetery, France [XXVI A 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Jaque Royd, Shelf
Manorley Lane. Aka Jaqueroyd, Jakeroyd, Jake Royd, and Jaque Royd Hall.

Late 17th century house. A doorway is dated GBJB 1680. The original house had (possibly) been built by James Brooksbank and the Brooksbank family.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Jaques, Battye & Edwards
Halifax solicitors. Recorded in 1837

Jaques, James
[18??-18??] Glass bottle merchant at Elland.

In May 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Jarby, Mr
[17??-18??] French teacher at Halifax.

He married Sophia [1792-1853]

Jardine, James Willoughby
[1879-1945] KC.

Appointed in December 1923, he was the first Recorder for Halifax [1923-1931]

Jardine, John R. B.
[1859-19??] Born in Blackburn.

He was a solicitor at the Supreme Court [1901].

He married Unknown.


  1. Margaret Baird [b 1893]

The family lived at Till Carr House, Lightcliffe [1901]

Jarratt, Rev Robert
[1???-18??] MA.

Perpetual Curate at Luddenden [1834].

He resigned in 1838.

He lived at Carlton Place, Halifax

Jarrett, Rev Robert
[17??-18??] MA.

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

He lived at

  • Newlands [1835]
  • Carlton Place, Halifax [1834]

Jarrom, Rev W.
[18??-18??] Pastor at West Vale Baptist Church [1874-1875]

Jarry, Alphonsine
[1823-1912] Daughter of Etienne Edme Jarry.

She was a governess and French teacher. John Lister was one of her pupils.

She bequeathed £600 and a portrait of her father – by John Horner – to the Royal Halifax Infirmary

Question: The portrait of M. Jarry has gone missing. Does anyone know anything about the portrait or its whereabouts?


Jarry, Etienne Edme
[1775-1858] Born at Versailles, France [11th December 1775].

He attended the Chapel Royal School where he was a chorister. He moved to Paris at the time of the French Revolution.

In 1814, he moved to Halifax.

He was British lace manufacturer at Woolshops, Halifax [1816] / Chapel Warden at Northgate End Chapel [1816]. He ran a French School in Halifax [1820s-1850s].

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

He married Sophia Millbourn [1792-1853] from Northampton.


  1. a son who died in infancy
  2. Marie Louisa [b 1819]
  3. Alphonsine

The family lived at 18/19 Aked's Road, Halifax [1851].

He converted from Catholicism to become an Anglican.

He died at Aked's Road

Members of the family were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Jarvie, Rev A. M. M.
[19??-19??] He was curate at North Gosforth, Newcastle before becoming Priest-in-Charge of Copley [1973]

Jarvis, Astin
[1891-1917] Son of Robert Oakley Jarvis.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was a member of Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth / a member of Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge / a member of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club / a cotton weaver (power loom) [1911] / employed by James Hoyle Limited at Acre Mill, Old Town.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Rifleman with the 20th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He fought at Ypres & Arras and was twice wounded.

He died of wounds to his arm & chest sustained in the Battle of Arras [10th April 1917] (aged 25).

He was buried at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [III A 5]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth, on the Memorial at Acre Mill, Old Town, and on Wadsworth War Memorial

Jarvis, Robert Oakley
[1853-1932] Born in Dunnington.

He was president of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club / a cotton weaver (power loom) [1876] (probably) with James Hoyle Limited at Acre Mill, Old Town / a cotton weaver [1901] / power loom cotton weaver [1911].

The family were connected with Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth and Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

On 16th August 1876, he married Mary Wilcock [1856-1929] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Erringden


  1. Amy [b 1878] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  2. Alice [b 1881]
  3. Frank [b 1883] who was a clerk [1901], a warehouseman in weaving factory [1911]
  4. John [b 1887] who was a cotton weaver [1901], a book keeper [1911] and served in World War I and had a foot amputated
  5. Astin

The children were born in Wadsworth.

The family lived at

  • 42 Windsor Road, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 1 Stoodley View, Wadsworth [1911]

Jasmine Cottage, Heptonstall
6/8 Towngate. Early to mid 18th century house. It adjoins Royd Farm.

The attached archway – leading to the Heptonstall graveyard – is also listed

Jast, Louis Stanley

Jastrz&281;bski, Thaddeus Theodore Slepowron de
[1862-1930] Son of Stephen L. Jastrzębski.

Born Tadeus Teodor Slepowron Jastrzębski in Halifax.

He was educated at Grove House Academy. He trained for the Civil Service.

He was a well-known statistician. Several of his papers were published in learned works, such as the Eugenics Review.

He was Clerk to the Office of the Registrar General (England) [1881]. He eventually reached the post of Deputy Registrar-General.

In 1890, he married Frances Elizabeth Thackrah, daughter of Mr Thackrah.


  1. Norah [b 1892] who married [1920] Albert Wespi from
  2. Hubert Stephan [1895-1917] who was killed in World War I; Switzerland

He retained the de element in his surname, and his children did also.

The family lived at

  • South Croydon, Surrey [1890s]
  • 102 Avondale Road, South Croydon, Surrey [1911]
  • Kingstonridge, East Sussex [on his retirement]

In the 1920s, he went to live in Switzerland for health reasons.

He died at Lausanne [6th July 1930]

Jastrzębski, Dr Bogdan Edward

Jastrzębski, Hubert Stephan de
[18??-1917] Son of Thaddeus Theodore S. de Jastrzębski.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 24th Battalion London Regiment.

He was seriously wounded, and died at a French Field Hospital in April 1917

Jastrzębski, Louis Stanley
[1868-1944] Son of Stephen Louis Jastrzębski.

Born in Halifax.

He became well-known as a librarian and a supporter of the library system

Jastrzębski, Stephen Louis de
[1824-1???] Son of a Catholic father and a Nonconformist mother, he developed a passion for religious tolerance and freedom of thought.

Born Stefan Louis de Jastrzębski in Zebrzydowice in Austrian-occupied Poland.

He took an active part in the Polish Legion under the inspirational leader Louis Kossuth [1802-1894] in 1848, during the Hungarian revolution against Austria. After the Hungarians' final defeat at the battle of Temeszvar [August 1849], he fled with Kossuth into Turkey. He came to England in 1849 as a refugee.

He dropped the de from his surname.

He was a tobacconist at George Street, Halifax [1868], 4 Barum Top, Halifax [1874], and 3 Carlton Street, Halifax [1891] The business was listed in Adjudications in Bankruptcy [May 1891].

He married Elizabeth Lizzie Morgan [1839-1918] from Franche, Kidderminster.


  1. Bogdan
  2. Thaddeus
  3. Louis Stanley

The family lived at

  • George Street, Halifax [1868]
  • 4 Barum Top, Halifax [1871]
  • 36 Park View, Lee Mount [1881]
  • 3 Carlton Street, Halifax [1891]

He was dead by 1901

Jay, Ernest Sutcliffe
[1893-19??] Born in Halifax. Established Jay's Furniture Store.

He lived at 14a Clarence Street, Halifax [1936]

Jay's Furniture Store, Halifax
Furnishing business with a shop at 46-48 Northgate Building, Halifax. Established by Ernest S. Jay.

The Far East Chinese restaurant took over the Northgate premises.

The company closed in 19??

Jay House Farm, Clifton
Thornhills Lane. Philemon Aspinall lived here [18??].

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Jayes, Morton
[1873-1902] Born in Halifax.

He lived at Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Scots.

He died of enteric fever in South Africa [1902].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Jean Royd, Todmorden
Numbers 25, 27 & 29 Top o' th' Hill Road. House dated 1704. A re-used lintel is inscribed IER.

Now 2 dwellings

Jebson, Ainley
[1874-1915] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a wholesale and retail ironmonger and hardware merchant in Halifax Borough Market [1911].

In 1899, he married Sarah in Huddersfield

Jebson, Edwin
[1896-1918] Son of Sarah Ann & Frederick Jebson of 8 Matlock Street, Lee Mount.

He was employed by Standeven & Company Limited at Ladyship Mills, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action by shellfire [9th March 1918] (aged 22).

He was buried at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium [II D 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Standeven Roll of Honour

Jee's Hartshill Granite & Brick Company Limited
Recorded in 1905, when their registered office was at 13 Ward's End

Jeff, Rev Henry
[1844-1897] Draper and silk mercer at 3 Old Market, Halifax [1871] and 16 Northgate, Halifax [1874].

On 21st August 1871, he married a widow, Elizabeth Waugh at Hanover Street Chapel.

He left Halifax and became an itinerant Methodist New Connexion Minister, serving at Stoke-on-Trent, Oldham, West Hartlepool and Sheffield.

He died 11th July 1897

Jefferies, J.
[17??-18??] Victualler at Rastrick.

In August 1817, he was declared bankrupt

Jeffery, Rev Allen Dennis
[1864-1932] Son of Sarah (née Allen) [1841-1875] & Mark Jeffrey [1841-1923], a postman

Born in Duston [1864].

He was Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1900, 1905].

In 1891, he married (1) Lydia Maria Mitchelson [1860-1908] in Staines.

In 1910, he married (2) Clara Elizabeth Briggs [1869-1949] in Royston

He died in Staines [28th December 1932]

Jeffery, John
[18??-18??] Partner in Swindel & Jeffery.

He lived at Southgate, Halifax [1845]

Jeffery, Rev Peter James
[19??-] Vicar of Siddal [1984] and Vicar of Sowerby Bridge [1985-1998]

Jeffrey, Alfred
[1913-1940] Son of Ann & Tom Jeffrey.

He married Dorothy.

They lived in Illingworth.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).

He died 29th May 1940 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, France [50]

Jeffrey, John
[18??-1866] Aka Mad Dick. A tailor from London.

In 1866, he hanged and mutilated the body of his 6-year-old son in a cellar at Neal's Passage, St Giles, London.

After the murder, he fled to Triangle where he changed his appearance and worked in cognito. On reading about the murder in the Halifax Guardian, he gave himself up to the Halifax police.

He was taken for trial and execution at Newgate, London

Jeffrey, Rev
[18??-19??] Congregational Minister.

He lived at 32 Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1905]

Jeffreys, Colin
[1941-] Son of Lewis Jeffreys.

When his father retired, the family transport business passed to Colin and his 3 brothers.

Around 1969, he left to start his own transport business, leaving his brother Maurice to carry on the business. He started by buying a removal van from Michael Heap. He subsequently bought out Morley Transport.

Around 1970, he opened the Discount Bedding Warehouse at King Cross Street, Halifax. He employed his brothers Kenneth and Stuart.

Around 1978, he expanded, opening the Discount Upholstery Centre in Lister Lane, Halifax.

In 1979, he bought India Buildings and opened the Furniture City superstore [1981].

In 1993, he opened Furniture City in Bradford.

He never married

Jeffreys Furnishers
Furniture business at Prince's Arcade, Halifax. Established by Maurice Jeffreys in 1963. The business closed in 1970

Jeffreys, George
[1889-1962] Welshman who founded the Elim Pentecostal Church movement in 1915. He visited Brighouse in 1935.

See Elim Pentecostal Church, Halifax and Elim Pentecostal Church, Sowerby Bridge

Jeffreys, Kenneth
[1940-] Son of Lewis Jeffreys.

On 31st August 1960, he married Madeline Hall.


  1. Carol
  2. Lynda
  3. Wendy
  4. Peter
  5. Fiona

Jeffreys, Lewis
[1915-1999] He established the Jeffreys Transport business.

When Lewis retired, he passed the business on to his 4 sons.

In 1936, he married Winifred Regan in Halifax.


  1. Maurice
  2. Kenneth
  3. Colin
  4. Ann [b 1947] who never married
  5. Stuart [b 1951]

The family lived at 3 Saunderson Street, Halifax [1936]

Jeffreys, Maurice
[1937-1986] Son of Lewis Jeffreys.

On retiring, their father passed the Jeffreys Transport business to Maurice and his brothers.

He established Jeffreys Furnishers.

Halifax businessman and Councillor.

He also owned a petrol station in King Cross Lane – opposite the Halifax Courier Building. He was unsuccessful in an attempt to obtain planning permission to build an hotel on the site.

In 1???, he married Sylvia Clarke [19??-19??] in ????.


  1. Catherine
  2. Lisa
  3. Douglas
  4. Darren
  5. Gail
  6. Emma
  7. Matthew
  8. Anna

The family lived at

Jeffreys, Sidney Herbert
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In January 1896, he filed a patent for

improvements in kitchen fire ranges

Jeffreys Transport
Business at Robert Street / Turney Street / Bank Top, Lee Mount started by Lewis Jeffreys.

When Lewis retired, he passed the business on his 4 sons.

In 1969, brother Colin left to set up his own transport business, and brothers Kenneth and Stuart subsequently joined Colin

Jeffries, Peter
[1924-1944] His father was Minister at Bethel United Methodist Church, Ovenden.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Halifax Tech.

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

He was commissioned in South Africa [September 1943].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [1944] (aged 20).

He is remembered on Heath Grammar School Memorial Gates

Jellicorse, John
[17??-18??] Cotton-spinner at Stansfield Mill, Sowerby [1834]

Jenkins, Rev Nathaniel Llewellyn
[1873-1942] Born in Llangadock, Carmarthenshire [1873].

He was educated at Wadham College Oxford / curate at Marsden / Curate at Elland [1900] / curate at Guernsey / rector of Alton Barnes, Wiltshire [1925-1942].

On 18th April 1906, he married Jessie Beatrice Fildes [1869-1939] at St Marylebone.

Jessie Beatrice came from Manchester


  1. Elizabeth Llewellyn [b 1907]

He died in Marylebone [9th January 1942]

Jenkins, Rev P. C.
[19??-19??] Minister of Heath Congregational Church, Halifax [1966]

Jenkins, Thomas Henry
[1852-1913] Born in Hereford.

He was a stone mason.

On 21st May 1877, he married Mary Ann Bullas [1859-1929] in Whitwell, Derbyshire.

Mary Ann was born in Doncaster


  1. Eliza [b 1878]
  2. Hetty [b 1879]
  3. Fredrick [b 1883]
  4. William Henry
  5. Florence [b 1887]
  6. Ada [b 1889]
  7. Mary Elizabeth [b 1892]
  8. Helena [b 1895]
  9. Emily [b 1897]
  10. Hilda [b 1898]
  11. Leonard [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Booth Wood, Rishworth [1911]
  • Spring Terrace, Rishworth

Jenkins, William Henry
[1885-1916] Son of Thomas Henry Jenkins.

Born in Rishworth [17th July 1885].

He was a stone mason.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the RM Medical Unit, RN Div. Royal Marines.

He was killed in action [13th November 1916] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France [II B 12].

He is remembered on Rishworth War Memorial

Jenkinson, Albert
[1895-1916] Son of David Jenkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Parkinson Lane School / an apprentice to a barber [1911] / a hairdresser in Leeds [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the 17th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of wounds received in action, in hospital in Boulogne, France [29th October 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery, France [VIII E 6A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and in Stoney Royd Cemetery

Jenkinson, Arthur
[1887-1918] Born in Halifax.

He was raised by his aunt, Ann Brown, of 52 Great Albion Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Boothtown AFC / employed by Fletcher Brothers.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in an attack on Mount Kemmel [26th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [82-85], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Jenkinson, Charles Henry
[1806-1878] Son of Simeon Jenkinson.

Born in Southowram.

He was a tailor and had a shop at 59 Woolshops, Halifax.

On 31st July 1834, he married Harriet Townsend [1807-1900] in Halifax.

Harriet was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. Tom Charles [b 1836]
  2. Simeon
  3. Mary Ann [b 1842]
  4. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1848]

Charles Henry died 38 Craven Terrace, Hopwood Lane [15th December 1878].

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

Jenkinson, Charles Henry
[1868-1920] Son of George Henry Jenkinson

Born in Halifax.

On 12th August 1896, he married Sarah Elizabeth Speak [1867-1911] at St George's Church, Lee Mount.

Sarah was born in Halifax


  1. Annie Bathsheba [1898-1922] who married James Augustus Gill

Sarah died in Halifax [8th March 1911].

Charles Henry died in Halifax [14th June 1920].

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

Jenkinson, David
[1866-19??] Son of David Jenkinson, carter.

He was a sawyer of Trooper Lane, Southowram [1893] / a timber sawyer [1901] / a wood sawyer [1911].

In 1893, he married Rebecca Robertshaw [1864-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Rebecca, of Trooper Lane, Southowram, was the daughter of Thomas Robertshaw, carter


  1. Albert

The family lived at

  • 21 Hammond Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Colmore Place, Wortley, Leeds [1911]

Living with them [in 1901], was sister-in-law Mary Hannah Robertshaw [b 1868] (worsted machine minder) 

Jenkinson, Edward
[1805-1849] Son of Simeon Jenkinson.

Born in Southowram.

He was landlord of the Peacock, Halifax [1845]

On 22nd April 1834, he married Sarah Taylor [1802-1851] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax


  1. Grace [1836-1897] who never married, and died in York
  2. Charles [1838-1843]
  3. Alfred [b 1840]
  4. Samuel [1841-1842]

Edward died at the Peacock [25th December 1849].

Sarah took over at the Peacock [1850, 1851]`.

She died at the Peacock [20th October 1851].

Jenkinson, Ernest
[1898-1918] Son of Esther & William Jenkinson of 25 Aspinall Street, Parkinson Lane, Halifax.

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

He was killed in action [21st August 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte, France [A 39].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross.

Jenkinson, Ezra
[1872-1947] Composer & violinist of Hebden Bridge

Jenkinson, Geoffrey
[1878-1952] Son of George Jenkinson.

Born in Broughton.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a cashier & commercial traveller [1906].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Ethel Potterton [1878-1948] in Knaresborough

Ethel was born in Halifax



  1. George A [1913] who died in infancy
  2. Norman [b 1919]

The children were born in Braintree.

Ethel died in Poole, Dorset [28th April 1948].

Geoffrey died in Christchurch, Hampshire [27th April 1952]

Jenkinson, George
[1848-1880] Born in Salford.

He was a stock broker [1872].

In [Q4] 1872, he married Eliza Jane Sykes in Halifax

Eliza Jane was the daughter of
Miles Sykes


  1. William Ernest
  2. Isabel [1876-1959] who married Henry Edgar Beton
  3. Geoffrey

The children were born in Broughton, and all educated at Crossley & Porter School.

George died in Broughton [14th March 1880].

Eliza Jane died in Halifax [13th December 1905]

Jenkinson, George Henry
[1835-1902] Son of Elizabeth & William Jenkinson.

Born in Halifax [16th July 1835].

He was a tailor [1865] / a master tailor employing 1 man & 1 boy [1881].

On 1917, he married Elizabeth Ann Haigh in Halifax.

Elizabeth Ann was baptised at St Anne's Church, Southowram [21st February 1836], the daughter of Mary & Solomon Haigh


  1. Annie [b 1866]
  2. Charles Henry
  3. Edith Mary [1876-1877] who died aged 16 months, and was buried with her parents

The family lived at the family lived at Upper Marsh, Bank Top Road, Southowram [1881].

George Henry died at Southowram [2nd December 1902].

Elizabeth Ann died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [17th March 1917].

Elizabeth & George were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [C 43]

Jenkinson, Nathaniel
[1???-1???] He married Sarah, daughter of William Kitchingman

Jenkinson, Simeon
[1780-1835] Son of John Jenkinson.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised 10th September 1780.

He was a tailor in Southowram.

On 27th December 1802, he married Grace Dewhirst [1875-1859].

Grace was born in Southowram


  1. John [1804-11th October 1875] who was a tailor & draper & never married
  2. Edward
  3. Charles Henry
  4. Charles [1814-16th May 1819]
  5. Mark [1819-20th January 1820]

Simeon died 22nd November 1835.

Grace died in 1859.

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

Jenkinson, Simeon
[1839-1900] Son of Charles Henry Jenkinson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tobacconist & tea dealer [1877, 1881].

On 11th January 1877, he married Mary Ann Booth [1853-1910].

Mary was born in Halifax


  1. Harriet [1877-1878] who died aged 5 months, and was buried with her parents
  2. Annie [b 1879]
  3. Lucy [b 1880]
  4. Grace [b 1883]
  5. Cyril [1890-1904] who died aged 14 years, and was buried with his parents

The family lived at 59 Woolshops, Halifax [1881].

Simeon died at 59 Woolshops [14th December 1900].

Mary died in Blackpool 17/11/1910.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [L 49]

Jenkinson, Thomas
[18??-1922] Fustian merchant of Hebden Bridge. He was a prominent local Liberal

Jenkinson, William Ernest
[1874-1960] Son of George Jenkinson.

Born in Broughton.

He was educated at Crossley & Porter School / a part of the family's oil cloth business.

On 20th October 1910 to Hilda Mary Crowther [1880-1974] at All Hallows', Almondbury.

Hilda Mary was born in Huddersfield

There is no evidence that they had any children.

The couple died at New Forest, Hampshire: William Ernest [11th March 1960]; Hilda Mary [] (aged 1974) 

Jenner, Rev Steph
[19??-] Minister at United Methodist Free Church, Clifton [2008]

Jenning, John
[17??-1810] He was a commissioned officer in the 11th Light Dragoons / an innkeeper [1810].

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


He died at Sowerby [April 1810]

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

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

Jennings & Briggs
Wine and spirit merchants at 91-93 Northgate, Halifax [1874]

Jennings's: G. & J. B. Jennings
Wine and spirit business established by Bethel Bartholomew Naylor in 1797.

In 18??, the business was taken over by his grandsons George Jennings and John Bartholomew Jennings and became G. & J. B. Jennings.

In 1890, their premises were at 93 Northgate, Halifax

Jennings, Wooller & Company
Auctioneers, valuers and arbitrators at Tower Chambers, Halifax [1905]

Jenny Wren
Pseudonym of Eleanor Gaukroger

Jepson, Elizabeth
[12??-1344] Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1329-1344]

Jepson, William
[18??-18??] Chemist, druggist, dealer in British wines, and patent camphine agent at 6 Silver Street, Halifax [1845]

Jeremy Hill, Langfield Common

Jeremy, Rev Thomas
[17??-1???] He was Minister at Myrtle Grove Chapel, Eastwood for a few months in 1788 before moving to Uxbridge

Jerman, Rev D.
[18??-19??] Minister at Rishworth Baptist Chapel [1896]

Jerram, Rev Arnold Escombe
[18??-19??] BA.

He served at Wakefield before becoming Curate at Coley [1894]. He left to serve at Bradley in the diocese of Wakefield

Jerusalem Farm, Luddenden
15-acre estate at Luddenden Dean given to the town in 1945 by the Spring Hall Trust, for use as a camping and outdoor amenity site. The camping site opened on 28th August 1947.

The 36 acres of nearby Wade Wood were given in 1953.

A nearby sulphur spring was the centre of Spa Sunday pilgrimages in the 19th century

It is a local nature reserve.

See Jerusalem Lane, Luddenden

Jervis, Frederick Blackall
[1822-1???] Of Woking, Surrey. In 1854, he joined the Halifax legal firm Stocks & Macaulay

Jessamine Cash Stores, Halifax
King Cross.

Recorded in 1917, when Edwin Thompson and his wife were the proprietors

See Jessamine Street, Halifax

Jessop, Alfred Thomas Richard
[1837-1903] lsa, mrcs.

Son of Thomas Jessop.

Born in Brighouse [11th November 1837].

He was educated at Giggleswick, and Leeds School of Medicine / resident medical officer at Leeds Infirmary [1860-1864] / surgeon at Leeds Dispensary / honorary surgeon at Leeds Infirmary [1879-1890] / lecturer in physiology at Leeds School of Medicine / professor of Surgery & Practical Surgery at Leeds School of Medicine.

In July 1859, he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons

He was a surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary. He was a Park Square, Leeds.

In 1867, he married (1) Isabella Harvey Blackburn.

Isabella was the daughter of John Blackburn


  1. Helen M [b 1870]
  2. Thomas H [b 1871]
  3. Isabella Wellesley [b 1873] who married [17th April 1895] Berkeley G. A. Moynihan, surgeon
  4. Maude [b 1874]
  5. Ethel [b 1876]
  6. Constance [b 1877]
  7. D'Arcy Stanfield [1879-1941]
  8. Gladys [b 1885]

The family lived at

  • Roundhay Mount, Leeds
  • The Quarries, Leeds

Isabella died in 1893.

In [Q2] 1899, Thomas married (2) Eliza Walter in Southampton.

Thomas died 6th September 1903.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £10,000.

Jessop & Briggs
Blacksmiths at Brighouse.

Partners included George Beaumont Jessop and James Briggs.

The partnership was dissolved in March 1846

Jessop & Crossley
William Jessop and William Crossley built many of the locks on the Rochdale Canal in the late 18th century

Jessop, Charles
[18??-19??] Aka Charley. Of Brighouse.

He was president of the Brighouse Cricket, Cycling & Bowling Club [1891] / a local Councillor – see Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 / a solicitor's clerk with Barber & Oliver [1900] / an attorney at 23 Church Lane, Brighouse [1906] / President of Brighouse Mechanics' Institute.

He was interested in local history. He published

  • Brighouse in the 18th and 19th centuries [1892]
  • A History of Brighouse Mechanic's Institute [1894]

He lived at 36 High Street, Brighouse [1908]

Jessop, Elizabeth Simpson
[1846-1867] Daughter of William Jessop, a grocer.

She married James Dyson

She died in November 1867, after the birth of their son, Francis Barrott Dyson

Jessop, Rev Ernest
[18??-19??] Minister at West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge [1909]. In 1922, he moved to Morecambe

Jessop, George Carr
[1834-1904] Born in Hopton, Mirfield.

He was a woollen weaver [1857] / a fancy woollen weaver [1861] / a grocer & draper [1871] / grocer & draper at Bailiff Bridge Co-Op [1876?] / grocer at Wyke [1871/1872] / a grocer [1881] / a bird seed merchant [1891] / a seed & corn factor [1901] / founder member & deacon at Upper Edge Baptist Church.

In 1857, he married (1) Hannah Turner [1834-1877], born in Sowerby, in Halifax.


  1. Turner
  2. Elizabeth [b 1860]
  3. David [b 1862]
  4. Charles [b 1868]
  5. Edward [b 1870]
  6. Ruth [b 1873]

3 of his sons followed him into careers with the Co-Operative Society.

George's wife Hannah died in Sheffield.

In 1879, he married (2) Annie Woodhead [1839-1????] in Sheffield.

The family lived at

  • New Hey Road, Rastrick [1857]
  • New Road, Rastrick [1861]
  • Wyke Lane, Wyke [1871]
  • 336 & 338 Attercliffe Road, Attercliffe [1881]
  • 7 Douglas St, Rotherham [1891]
  • 12 Godstone Road, Rotherham [1901]
  • 72 Childers Street, Doncaster [1904]

He died at the Co-Operative Hall, Carr House Road, Doncaster [22nd October 1904].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £108 15/3d. Probate was granted to his widow Annie and to Emily Ball

Jessop, Harry

He married Unknown at Elland Parish Church.

They lived at 38 Park Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 1st/6th Battery, 1st/2nd (West Riding) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 6th May 1916.

He was buried at the Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France [F 11]

Jessop, Jonathan
[18??-18??] Halifax Councillor.

In 1850, he established a chemist, druggist and pharmacy business at The Pharmacy, 11 Corn Market, Halifax.

The business was taken over by George A. Parkin.

In [Q1] 1854, he married Elizabeth Forsyth in Halifax.


  1. Ann [bapt 21/3/1855]

Jessop, Richard
[1???-1???] Son of Richard Jessop.

He was active in the Sunday School movement in Brighouse

Jessop, Richard
[1757-1835] Originally from Low Mill. He was an important figure in the business and moral development of Brighouse.

In 1809, he (possibly) bought much land between Waring Green and Old Lane, Brighouse from the Gill family estates.

He married Unknown.


  1. Richard

The Crescent, Brighouse

Jessop, Richard
[18??-18??] In 1857, he established a wood-working, upholstery and cabinet making and art furniture manufacturer at Union Street, Halifax. When he retired, Arthur Alderson took over the business.

See D. S. Robertshaw

Jessop's: S. & J. Jessop
Curriers at Halifax.

In June 1874, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Jessop, Sam
[1864-1943] Born in Sowerby.

He was an iron worker [1887].

In 1887, he married Harriet Ann Riley.

Harriet Ann was the daughter of
William Riley


  1. Amy [b 1888]

The couple died in Manchester

Jessop, Simeon
[1808-1878] Born in Brighouse.

He was a waterman [1834] / a currier [1861] / a master carrier / currier [1871].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 16th June 1834, he married (2) widow Sarah Greenwood of Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.

On 3rd December 1837, he married (3) Mary Thornton in Dewsbury.


  1. John [b 1839] who was a currier [1861]
  2. Alfred [b 1841] who was a mechanic [1861]
  3. William [b 1845] who was a tailor [1861]
  4. Thomas [b 1848] who was a wire drawer [1861]
  5. Jane [b 1852]
  6. Joseph [b 1855]
  7. Ann [b 1858]
  8. Mary [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • Daisy Croft, Brighouse [1861]
  • 18 Dyson Street, Brighouse [1871]

He died [Q1] 1878

Jessop's Tailors Limited, Halifax
They were at 20 Southgate [1936]

See Aldam's Café, Halifax

Jessop, Thomas
[1807-1879] He was a solicitor / Registrar of births and deaths for Brighouse [1840, 1850, 1861] / agent for English & Scottish Law Fire & Life Insurance Company [1840]

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas Richard

The family lived at Church Lane, Brighouse.

Jessop, Turner
[1858-1920] Son of George Carr Jessop.

Born in Rastrick.

He followed his father working in the Co-Operative Society. He moved to live in Essex.

He was a photographer [1891] / secretary to Grays Co-Operative Society, Essex [1891] / clerk to the Education Committee in Grays, Essex [1911]

In 1884, he married Frances Emily Thompson [1857-1934] from West Hartlepool, in Orsett, Essex.


  1. Frances Amy [b 1886]
  2. Nina Isabel [b 1887]
  3. Herbert Turner [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • Grays Thurrock, Essex [1886, 1891]
  • Graysholme, Grays, Essex [1911]

Jessop, William
[17??-18??] Of Manchester. He took over from John Rennie as engineer with the Rochdale Canal Company.

See Jessop & Crossley

Jet Petroleum
Founded by a group which included Charles Holdsworth. The company was sold to an American concern in 1961

Jeudwine, G. P.
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1906-1910]

Jevons, Arthur
[1890-1917] Son of James Jevons.

He was a member of Square Church Brotherhood, Halifax / a book binder [1911] / an apprentice bookbinder with Woodward, Princess Street, Halifax / a book binder in Grimsby.

He lived at 23 Clough Lane, Mixenden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Grimsby, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action whilst firing his Lewis gun [12th October 1917] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [35-37 & 162-162A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His father died the same day in the Lunatic Asylum, Menston, Wharfedale

Jevons, Miss C.
[18??-19??] Recorded on 11th March 1916, when she had a secretarial school in Halifax

Jevons, James
[1869-1917] Son of John Jevons.

Born in Winsor Green, Birmingham.

He was a mechanic of Ainley Road, Elland [1889] / a mechanic [1891] / a mechanic fitter's turner [1901] / a mechanic turner [1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Emily Carter [1869-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emily was born in Skircoat Green, the daughter of William Carter, wheelwright.

She was a cotton reeler [1891]



  1. Arthur
  2. Willie [1893-1909]
  3. Nellie [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 17 Huddersfield Road, Elland [with James's parents 1891]
  • 25 New Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 30 South Darley Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Clough Lane, Mixenden [1917]

James died in the Lunatic Asylum, Menston, Wharfedale [12th October 1917].

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [17th October 1917]

Jevons, John
[1838-1???] Born in Northampton.

He was a boiler maker [1889].

In [Q2] 1862, he married Jemina Demain [1844-1???] in Hunslet.

Jemima was born in Leeds


  1. Mary A [b 1868] who was a cotton maker [1891]
  2. Emily [b 1877] who was a cotton winder [1891]
  3. Clara [b 1878] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  4. James

The family lived at 17 Huddersfield Road, Elland [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were son James & family

Jewish families
In the 1870s, there were around 20 Jewish households in Halifax.

See Henry Aaron and John Traczewski

Jewitt, William
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Todmorden [1833]

Jewson, Alfred James
[1872-1931] Son of Mr Jewson.

Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

He was a gunmaker [1901]. Founder of the local gunsmith shop Jewson's.

In 1907, he married Emily Hargreaves in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 7 Vine Terrace, Halifax [1911]
  • Savile Parade, Halifax [1931]

Jewson's gunsmiths
Gunsmiths and fishing materials shop founded by Alfred James Jewson at 1 Westgate, Halifax [1905].

In 1999, the business moved to the former Wilson's hardware shop at the corner of Horton Street / Union Street

Jewson, William
[1824-18??] From Norfolk.

He was a domestic coachman [1871].

In 1855, he married Sarah Back [1833-1???] in Kings Lynn.


  1. Henry
  2. Martha [b 1862]
  3. Horace [b 1866]
  4. Arthur Frederick [b 1868]
  5. Herbert William [b 1870]
  6. Alfred James

Sarah was a widow by 1881.

The family lived at

  • Middleton, Norfolk [1871]
  • Downham Market, Norfolk [1881]
  • 8 Hanover Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Winter Street, Halifax [1901]

Jinninson, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Jo, Tony
[19??-] Todmorden comedian. He was a member of the comedy group, The Grumbleweeds [1997]. He then returned to his solo comedy act and toured the UK. He is a popular afterdinner speaker

Joan at Bog Eggs
Aka Jone at Bog Eggs, Joan O'Bog Eggs

An alias of John Greenwood.

See Bog Eggs

Job, Francis
[1854-1933] Son of blacksmith Francis Job.

Born in Kenn, Devon.

He was a blacksmith of Halifax [1875] / innkeeper at the Bradford Hotel, Halifax [1881] / (possibly) landlord of the Craven Heifer, Halifax [1887] / licensed victualler of the Royal, Brighouse [1901, 1911] / (possibly) landlord of the Sun Inn, Lightcliffe [1???].

In 1875, he married (1) Elizabeth Oliver [1850-1906] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth, from Halifax, was the daughter of butcher William Oliver


  1. William Francis
  2. Emily [b 1882]
  3. Fred
  4. Lily [b 1887]

In 1910, he married (2) Mary Oldfield [1857-19??] in Fylde, Lancashire.

Mary was born in Hull

The family lived at

  • 443 Westgate Hill Street, Tong, Bradford [1891]
  • 28 Manor Road, Blackpool [1917]

He died in Fylde

Job, Fred
[1886-1915] Son of Francis Job.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School [1897-1902] / an apprentice with Newton, Bean & Mitchells at Dudley Hill.

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

He died of wounds [18th October 1915] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Erquingheim-Lys Churchyard Extension, France [I F 5].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church, and on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School

Job, William Francis
[1877-1950] Son of Francis Job.

Born in Halifax.

He was a professor of music at Halifax [1901] / a musician of The Royal Hotel, Brighouse [1902] / landlord of the Three Pigeons, Halifax [1905] / an insurance company agent [1911].

In 1902, he married Ada Jane Marsden [1878-1944] at Tong.

Ada Jane, of Birkenshaw, was the daughter of farmer Ned Marsden

They lived at 29 Smithy Carr Lane, Brighouse [1911]

Jobling, Rev George
[1???-19??] Methodist minister.

He lived at 6 Milton Place, Halifax [1936]

Jobs & Occupations

Jocelyn, David
[19??-19??] He was landlord of the Woolpack, Sowerby Bridge [1940, 1958] / landlord of the Noah's Ark, Ovenden [1958, 1962].

In [Q2] 1930, he married Ivy Wilson in Halifax.

Ivy was the daughter of Thomas W. Wilson


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

Joe Post
Popular name for Halifax postman John Milner

Joel House, Sowerby Bridge
The name given to Corporation Mill, Sowerby Bridge by its occupants, J. & C. Joel Limited

Joel's: J. & C. Joel Limited
Manufacturer of fabrics and theatrical drapes at Corporation Mill, Sowerby Bridge [2006]

John, 7th Earl
[1231-1304] John de Warenne, Earl of Warren, 7th Earl of Surrey, and of Sussex.

Son of William, the 6th Earl.

In 1282, after the death of his sister Isabella – widow of Hugh de Albini, Earl of Sussex [1???-1243] – he assumed the title Earl of Sussex.

He strengthened Sandal Castle making it the chief seat of the manor.

In 1247, he married Alice de Lusignan, half-sister of Henry III.


  1. Alice who married Lord Henry Percy of the Percy family
  2. Isabella who married John Baliol, King of Scotland, and was mother of Edward Baliol
  3. Sir William de Warenne

In 1258, he took Henry III's side against the barons. In 1260, he supported Simon de Montfort, but went back to Henry III in 1263. In 1264, he was besieged by Montfort at Rochester Castle, and fought with Henry III side at Lewes, in May 1264. He escaped to France, but his property was confiscated by the barons in June 1264. In 1265, he fought at Evesham. In 1268, he was pardoned for his offences against Henry III.

In 1272, he took the oaths to Edward I. From 1277, he served in Wales, and built Dinas Bran castle. In 1296, he raised troops in Wales, and led them in Edward I's invasion of Scotland, and was appointed warden of Scotland.

In 1297, his forces were routed by William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge

John, 8th Earl
[1286-1347] John de Warenne, Earl of Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey, Earl of Sussex and Strathern.

He had numerous illegitimate children but died without lawful issue, and was the last Earl of Warenne

John Abbott Ladies' Homes

John Almighty
Popular name for John Whiteley

John Ambler Trust, Halifax
See Arthur Thompson

John Fawcett Centre, Hebden Bridge
In 2009, there were proposals for Hope Baptist Church to be refurbished and converted into affordable housing, a community Café, meeting rooms, and the congregation area would be improved. This was to be known as the John Fawcett Centre in honour of John Fawcett.

The proposals were not implemented

John King's house, Brighouse
A house at the bottom of John King Lane – Halifax Road – near to the present Sunnybank Road/Prospect Place.

Owners and tenants have included

The house was demolished in 1854

John Mackintosh Memorial Homes

John of Halifax
Mathematician and astronomer born in Rastrick

John of the Holy Wood
Mathematician and astronomer born in Rastrick

John son of Essolf de Holdsworth

(Modern: John Holdsworth)

Son of Essolf.

He first appeared as John son of Essolf, when he witnessed a charter (undated) giving lands at Worsborough to Rievaulx Abbey

John son of Richard de Thornhill

See John de Thornhill

Johnny at Pasture
[1???-1???] Aka Johnny o' th' Pasture. A wizard who lived at The Pasture, Heptonstall.

A local folk-tale tells how ...

Johnny was out walking on New Year's Day when he passed a cottage and asked the old woman there for a light for his pipe. She agreed, but shortly afterwards, a candle fell onto the woman's weaving and burned the lot. This illustrated that it was unlucky to let a light leave the house on New Year's Day

When Johnny died, there arose such a storm that trees were uprooted, and the roofs were blown off houses

Johnny House, Midgley Moor
Area of Midgley Moor

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

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

Johnson's: William Johnson & Company
They had business at High Level Brass Works, Halifax [1880?] and West Mount Brass Works, Halifax [1915].

Partners included William Johnson

Johnston, George Frederick
[1897-1917] Son of Richard Johnston.

He was Park Congregational Church, Halifax & Sunday School / educated at Trinity & Heath Grammar School / assistant to Joshua Ernest Hoyle, accountant.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps Supply Reinforcements.

He was lost [4th May 1917] (aged 20)  when the troopship Transylvania, in which he was travelling, was torpedoed by German Submarine U-63 and sank 3 miles off the Italian coast in the Gulf of Genoa, with the loss of 42 lives.

He is remembered on the Savona Memorial, Italy, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Johnston, Hannah Lætitia
[1808-1864] Only child of Lewis Farley Clogston Johnston.

She married Colonel Robert Stansfield in Trinidad, West Indies.

She died 17th November 1864.

There is a memorial window for her and her husband in St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

See Major Johnston Jonas Foster

Johnston, Joseph Allenby
[1920-1943] Son of Nellie Johnston.

He married Ethel.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Fusilier with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.

He died 27th October 1943 (aged 23).

He was buried at the Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy [VIII D 16]

Johnston, Lewis Farley Clogston
[1???-1852] He was Chief Justice of Trinidad.

He married Jane [d 1842].


  1. Hannah Lætitia

Jane died at The Breck, Sowerby and was buried at Sowerby Church.

Lewis was a passenger on the Royal Mail steamship Amazon which was lost on her voyage to Trinidad on 4th January 1852.

There are memorials to the family in Sowerby Church and in Trinity Church, Trinidad

Johnston, Richard
[1863-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1891] / a grocer shopkeeper [1901] / a cabinet maker [1911].

In [Q3] 1890, he married Lily Jagger [1862-19??] in Halifax.

Lily was born in Halifax.

She was a worsted winder [1891]



  1. George Frederick

The family lived at

  • 35 Bright Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 43 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Holly Grove, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Johnston, Rev William
[18??-19??] Congregational minister at Holywell Green [1905]

Johnstone, Rev Archibald
[18??-19??] Minister at Sion Congregational Church, Wade Street [1892].

He lived at Park Terrace, Halifax. In 1901, he moved to Richmond, Surrey

Johnstone, Joseph
[1???-18??] A clothier in Elland [1850].

He married Unknown.


  1. William

Johnstone, William
[18??-1???] Son of Joseph Johnstone.

He was a clothier in Elland [1850].

On 1st February 1850, he married Elizabeth Naylor of Elland, in Halifax.

Elizabeth was daughter of John Naylor, a clothier in Elland

Johnstone, Rev William
[1852-1910] He served at Kirkstall before becoming Minister at Holywell Green Congregational Church for 16 years [December 1894-1910].

He married Jane [1858-1928].


  1. Margaret Blaine [1882-1913]

Members of the family were buried at Holywell Green Congregational Church

Joiner Stones, Rishworth Moor
A rocky outcrop. There was quarrying here

Joint Railway Station, Halifax
On 23rd June 1855, a new Halifax Station – known as the Joint Station – opened as a joint effort by the Great Northern Companies, the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Railway

Jolley, John Andrew Benjamin
[1896-1915] Born in Aughnacloy, Ireland.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion attached to the 5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 11th October 1915.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [31-34], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax, on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Jolly Sailor Club, Sowerby Bridge
Savings club recorded in 1900.

See Jolly Sailor, Sowerby Bridge

Jonas, Charles Frederick
[18??-1976] Son of Frederick G. Jonas of Woldingham, Wood Lea.

On 1st September 1920, he married Edith, daughter of Arthur Walker.


  1. Pamela [b 1926] who married [1948?] Andrew B. Normand

Jonas Well, Halifax
A 19th century name for the Well of St John the Baptist, Halifax. The name may be a corruption of John's Well

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

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

Jones & Son
They took over the business of Mr Burton as manufacturers of cardboard boxes for milliners, drapers, costumiers, bootmakers, brace makers, and wool manufacturers. Around 1880, the business was taken over by George Greenwood

Jones, Shepherd & Winterburn
Brighouse wood workers established around 1873. Partners included Alfred Shepherd. In 1876, Shepherd left to set up in business alone

Jones vs Greenwood
In March 1882, Miss Bessie Jones of Hebden Bridge sued Mr Greenwood, a corn merchant, for breach of promise. Miss Jones lived with her sister and worked in the tailoring trade.

She met Mr Greenwood in April 1880 on the tram going from Halifax to Hebden Bridge. He went home with her and stayed for half an hour. There was subsequently a proposal of marriage, and in July they went to Blackpool to get married, but there was a delay and this did not happen. The couple lived together and a child was born. At the hearing, the evidence was said to be far from satisfactory

Jordan, Anthony
[1888-1917] He lived in Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [25th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Jordan, Dorothy
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [2001-2002]

Jordan, John
[18??-18??] He was Medical Officer for Ovenden [1845]

Jordan son of Essolf de Thornhill

(Modern: Jordan Thornhill)

Son of Essolf

He was founder of the Thornhill Family.

He was a Knight.

He held extensive lands by inheritance throughout Sowerbyshire, including in Barkisland, Norland, Ovenden, Rawtenstall, Rishworth, Skircoat, Stansfield, and Wadsworth.

He also held lands in Thornhill, Hunsworth and Bierley.

He was a friend and follower of Thomas Becket.

Becket was murdered on 29th December 1170. Some years later, a miracle was said to have taken place when Jordan's son William died and was brought back to life after Jordan and his wife prayed to St Thomas Becket.

About 1170, Hamelin Plantagenet, Earl Waren and owner of the Manor of Wakefield, confirmed to Jordan his (Jordan's) inheritance in Sowerbyshire. After this confirmation Jordan granted a quarter of his land in Sowerbyshire to his brother Helias.

Jordan was appointed Constable of Wakefield [1174].

He married Unknown.


  1. Richard
  2. Jordan
  3. son
  4. William
  5. (possibly) Helen
  6. (possibly) Juliana
  7. (possibly) Malgor
  8. (possibly) Goditha

See 12th Century Names

Jordan, Thomas
[18??-19??] Of Albany Chambers, Halifax. He wrote several poems for local newspapers

Jordon, David Douglas
[1841-1889] He was a stone mason.

He married Margaret Ann [1854-1930].


  1. Arthur [b 1883]
  2. James Douglas Jordon
  3. Fred [b 1887]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

After the death of his David Douglas [1889], the family were admitted to the Union Workhouse in Burnley, and were there in 1891

Jordon, James Douglas
[1884-1917] Son of David Douglas Jordon.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a servant in Brierfield [1901] / a horseman on a farm [1911]

In 1908, he married Ruth Emily Raine in Burnley.

Ruth was born in Appleby, Cumberland

  1. Percy [b 1909]
  2. Doris [b 1910]

The children were born in Burnley.

The family lived at 10 Hallows Street, Burnley [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action [9th March 1917].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6C]

Joseph Crossley's Almshouses, Arden Road

Pen-name under which Joseph Sugden wrote for the Halifax Courier

Journals & Diaries

Journals of Anne Lister
Anne Lister kept a diary from her days at boarding school in 1806 – when she was 15 – and continued for the rest of her life.

These give a detailed account of Anne's life and loves in Halifax.

She made the last entry on 11th August 1840, shortly before her death in Russia.

See Books about Anne Lister, Vivien Ingham and Savile Hall, Halifax

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

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

Jowett & Sowry
Printers, stationers and lithographers. They were at

and also at Leeds.

The business closed in the 1990s

Jowett's: J. H. Jowett
Their Unique Boot Stores were at King Cross, Halifax [1900]

Jowett's: S. Jowett
Brighouse construction business. On 13th October 1890, their tender was accepted for constructing Cold Acre Reservoir, Stainland

Jowitt, Charles
[1791-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

District between Wainstalls and Luddenden.

The name is recorded in 1849.

Question: Does anyone know the origin of the name? Any suggestions?


Joy, Harry
[1870-1931] Born in Dewsbury.

He was property master at the Theatre Royal, Halifax [1893] / a confectioner [1909]

In 1892, he married (1) Eleanor Mary Marsden in Dewsbury.


  1. Ethel [1893-1980]

In [Q3] 1907, he married (2) Emily Hollas in Halifax.

Emily was the widow of Walter Hollas


  1. Ivy [1909-1982] who married Reginald Corrigan

The family lived at Cheapside, Greetland.

He died in Wharfedale

Joy, Thomas
[1831-1888] Of Brighouse.

He married Frances [1846-1897].


  1. (possibly) Thomas [1885-1956] who married Annie [1886-1961]

Frances was buried at St John's Church, Langcliffe. She is remembered on the family grave at Brighouse Cemetery.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Joy, Thomas (Tommy)
[19??-19??] In the 1970s, he ran a pram and cycle shop in Briggate, Brighouse. It was one of a number of business – along with G. E. Young's Universal Radio & Cycle Company and the Grand Clothing Hall – in the building which was erected in 18??.

He was later in Park Street, Brighouse.

The business was later taken over by Gerald Tiplady

Joyce, P.
[18??-1900] Of Halifax.

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of enteric fever in Port Elizabeth, South Africa [25th May 1900].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Joyett, Benjamin
[17??-18??] Of Mixenden Ings.

Recorded in 1820, when he leased property in Ovenden from John Akroyd, the younger, an Ovenden farmer. The property included The Sun Bank and adjoining land

Joynes, Herbert
[1882-1963] Born in Halifax.

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

He was a brass finisher – water & steam fittings [1911].

In [Q4] 1905, he married Ada Mitchell in Halifax.

Ada, was born in Sowerby, the daughter of John Mitchell


  1. Horace [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • Margate Street, Sowerby Bridge [1907]
  • 8 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them in 1911 were Ada's father John Mitchell and brothers Arthur & Frank

Jubb, Dr Abraham
[1789-1847] Born in Mirfield.

He was surgeon at Cheapside, Halifax [1816] / surgeon at 41 Northgate, Halifax [1829] / senior surgeon at Halifax Infirmary / surgeon at 6 Lord Street, Halifax [1837, 1841] / in practice with Dr James Stocks [1841].

He trained with John Hugh Kershaw.

On 29th December 1814, he married Deborah Norminton [1789-1852] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

Living with them [in 1841] were James Stocks, Todd Holroyd and nephew Dr Abraham Jubb, who were all assistant surgeons.

Abraham was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [24th December 1847]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,000.

His wife Deborah was the executor.

Deborah was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [31st August 1852]. Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £2,000.

Nephew Dr Abraham Jubb was the executor

Jubb, Dr Abraham
[1824-1906] MRCS.

Son of Mary (née Milner) & Thomas Jubb.

Born in Mirfield.

He was a member of the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeoman Cavalry / assistant surgeon to his uncle Dr Abraham Jubb [1841] / Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895] / Senior surgeon to the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1895].

On 17th April 1849, he married Hannah Phillis Ambler at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah Phillis was the daughter of Henry Ambler


  1. Abraham Henry [1850-1934]
  2. Tom Elliot [1852-1861]
  3. Clement Ambler [1853-1860]
  4. Emily [1855-1941] who never married
  5. Laurence William [b 1858]
  6. Katharine [b 1859]
  7. Frank [1864-1932]
  8. Ada Mary [1869-1941] who never married

The family lived at

Hannah Phillis died in 1889.

Abraham died 7th March 1906.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,955.

Administration was granted to daughters Emily & Ada Mary.

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church: Clement Ambler [30th August 1860]; Tom Elliot [10th January 1861]; Hannah Phillis [18th December 1889]; Abraham [10th March 1906]; Ada Mary [31st January 1941]; Emily [21st March 1941]

Jubb, Booth & Helliwell
Legal firm at 7 Harrison Road, Halifax [1918], and at Brighouse.

Partners included J. H. Jubb [1905] and Henry Davenport Helliwell [1912].

See Christopher Balmforth

Jubb, Francis
[18??-18??] Solicitor. He was at Barum Top, Halifax [1868]

Jubb, J. H.
[18??-19??] Partner in Jubb, Booth & Helliwell.

He lived at Beechwood House, Holmfield [1905]

Jubb, Joseph
[1808-1847] Of Rastrick.

He married Hannah [1809-1875].


  1. Susannah [1833-1847]
  2. Betty [1834-1837] who died aged 2 years and 11 months
  3. Mary who married William Henry Sladdin

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

Jubb, Margaret
[1799-1871] Daughter of Ann (née Smith) & George Jubb of Lower Clapton, Middlesex.

1 married Charles Milne.

Charles died in 1858.

She married (2) James Aked of Kershaw House.

Charles and James were cousins.

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [5th September 1871] in the same vault as her first husband

Jubb, Thomas
[1821-1892] On 24th June 1863, he married Ellen, widow of George Hibbert, at Halifax Parish Church

Jubb, Thomas
[1845-19??] Born in Halifax. He was a founding partner of Kerr & Jubb.

In 18??, he married (1) Janet Kerr [18??-18??].


  1. Lily 18??

In 18??, after Janet's death, he married (2) her cousin, Annie, daughter of Robert Kerr

Jubilee Café & Rink, Sowerby Bridge
A roller-skating rink opened here in 1908.

Closed in 1911

Jubilee Drinking Fountain, West Vale
Drinking fountain erected by Alfred Speak in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Jubilee Memorial Hall, Halifax
Built for Sion Congregational Church, Wade Street in 1866.

The façade forms the lower, eastern entrance to Halifax Bus Station

Judas Maccabaeus
In 2000, Dr Rachel Cowgill was working in the archives at Halifax Reference Library when she discovered the score of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. Although there is no direct evidence as to who produced the manuscript, there are similarities between the orchestration of the work and those which Mozart produced for Handel's Messiah and other oratorios. It has been suggested that the score was produced by a close friend of Mozart's who was working to plans laid out by Mozart before his death. Dr Cowgill's research revealed that the score was brought from Dresden to Halifax by a Moravian minister, and then given to William Priestley, who gave it to the Halifax Choral Society around 1850. The first modern performance of the work was given by the Halifax Choral Society at the Victoria Theatre on 23rd June 2002

Judd's bequest
Mrs Judd's Bequest is recorded in 1937

Question: Can anyone tell me anything about Mrs Judd or the Bequest?


Judd, Rev Richard
[1829-1873] BA.

From Spalding, Lincolnshire.

He was the first Vicar of St Mary's Church, Halifax [1870]. He built up a very large congregation. He built day and Sunday schools. He began the erection of a vicarage for the parish.

A scripture prize – Mrs Judd's Bequest – is awarded annually at Rastrick Grammar School

In 1868, he married Eliza Ann Pitchforth.

Eliza Ann was the daughter of Charles Pitchforth

They had no children.

They lived at

He died after a brief illness [April 1873] (aged 44).

He was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax [25th April 1873].

In 1873, Jane Ann Hodgson published a volume of poetry containing an elegy which she dedicated to him. This was read at his funeral.

Eliza Ann is remembered on the family grave at Elland Parish Church

Judson, Alfred
[1846-1925] Son of William Judson.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a retired inn keeper – (possibly) of the White Horse, Triangle [1881] / a retired railway engine driver [1891] / a retired inn keeper [1901].

On 27th February 1875, he married (1) Sarah Walsh [1841-1877] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah [née Walsh] was the widow of William Barrett

Sarah died in 1877.

In January 1880, he married (2) Fanny Stones [1848-1937] in Halifax.

Fanny was born in Wakefield


  1. Susan [1880-1881]
  2. Constance Edith [1882-1960] who never married
  3. Milton Fairfax [1884-1934] who was a dyer's labourer [1901]
  4. Alfred
  5. Florence [1891-1974]
  6. Doris [1894-1962]
  7. Fanny [1898-1986]

The family lived at

  • Brick Houses, Sowerby [1881]
  • Rowbottom, Sowerby [1891, 1901]
  • 5 Rowbottom Terrace, Sowerby [1925]

Alfred died 24th May 1925 Probate records show that he left effects valued at £356 9/8d.

Probate was granted to daughter Constance Edith, Arthur Culpan (fish frier), and his wife Elizabeth Culpan

Judson, Alfred
[1889-1970] Son of Alfred Judson.

He was a cotton piecer [1901].

In [Q4] 1916, he married Amy Broadbent in Halifax.


  1. Donald

They lived in Sowerby

Judson, Donald
[1923-1944] Son of Alfred Judson.

Born in Sowerby.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant / Flight Engineer with 100 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 29th July 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany [11 H 8-11]

Judson, Edgar
[1881-1918] Son of Richard Judson.

He was a shuttle maker [1901, 1911].

On 10th October 1909, he married Louisa Jane Middleton [1887-1963] at St Michael & All Angels, Cornholme.


  1. Harry [b 1910]

The family lived at 6 Wood Head Street, Cornholme [1911].

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

He died 8th June 1918 (aged 37).

He was buried at the Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, France [D 10A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Judson, Ernest
[1894-1917] Son of Susy Ellen & James Judson of 3 Hill Place, Knowlwood Road, Todmorden.

Born in Heptonstall.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [26th November 1917].

He was buried at the Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium [III B 30].

He is remembered on the War Memorial at Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

Judson, John
[1???-1851] A Todmorden beer seller. On 12th July 1851, he died after falling from the steps at Lydgate Mill, Todmorden

Judson, John
[18??-1???] He married Johanna, daughter of Abraham Crabtree


  1. Ada who married James Law

Judson, Richard
[1854-1930] Born in Cornholme.

He was a cotton weaver [1901].

In 1881, he married Susannah Mitchell [1856-1937] in Todmorden.

Susannah was born in Cornholme


  1. Edgar
  2. Mary [b 1886] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  3. Allen [b 1890]

The family lived at 866 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1901]

Judson, Squire
[1850-1905] Son of William Judson.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a dyer [1871] / a corn miller [1881, 1891] / an insurance agent [1901].

He helped form the Sowerby Division Labour Representatives Association and the Sowerby Division Independent Labour Party.

In 1874, he married Mary Grace Hitchen [1852-1919] in Halifax.


  1. Adelaide [b 1875] who was a woollen weaver [1891], a woollen blanket weaver [1901], a carpet ringer/fringer [1911]
  2. Arnold [b 1879] who was a woollen spinner [1891], a shoemaker [1901]
  3. Herbert [b 1881] who was a woollen spinner [1891], a labourer (mattress works) [1901], a cloth miller [1911]
  4. Philip Edward [b 1888] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a pianoforte maker [1911]
  5. Annie [b 1892] who was a carpet ringer/fringer [1911]

The family lived at

  • Hubberton House, Sowerby [1881]
  • 12 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1891]
  • 22 Lord Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 2 Annie Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

On 6th February 1905, he was collecting insurance premiums in Greetland when he fell and broke a rib which pierced his lungs. He died later that week.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [14th February 1905]

Judson, Wilfred
[1902-1980] Born in Todmorden. He attended Todmorden Grammar School. He gained BA and MA at Manchester University. In 1923 he emigrated to Canada.

He taught Latin in Toronto. Later, he attended Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1932, he was called to the bar and practised law in Toronto for 19 years. In 1951, he was appointed to the High Court of Justice of Ontario in 1951. In 1958, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. He retired in 1977

Judson, William
[1823-1857] Born in Stansfield.

He was a railway stoker [1851] / a journeyman silk twister [1857].

On 2nd February 1846, he married Susan Kershaw [1827-1903] in Bradford.

Susan was born in Sowerby, the daughter of
Squire Kershaw.

She was a widow and a dressmaker [1871]



  1. Alfred Judson (1) Alfred [1846-1925] who was a cotton piecer [1861]
  2. Thomas [1848-1877]
  3. Squire
  4. William [b 1853] who was a worsted singer [1871]
  5. Edward [b 1855] who was a wool washer [1871]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1856]
  7. Susan [b 1860]

The family lived at

  • 29 Stile, Sowerby [1851]
  • Stile, Sowerby [1861, 1871]

William died 8th January 1857.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £50.

After his death, Susan had another child [1859-1927].

Living with the widowed Susan in 1861 was daughter Susan [born 1860 in Liverpool]. In 1871, the child was listed as Elizabeth [born 1860 in Liverpool] and was a worsted spinner

Judson, William
[1858-1912] In [Q1] 1879, he married Sarah Thomas [1859-1921] in Todmorden.


  1. William Thomas

Judson, William Thomas
[1888-1915] Son of William Judson.

Of Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1911, he married Louisa Procter [1889-1954] in Burnley.

During World War I, he served as a Guardsman with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He died 28th September 1915.

He was buried at the Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France [IV A 19].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Judy Woods
Woods at Wyke which were named after Judy North. The woods – which includes a plantation of beech trees – cover about 100 acres. Oak and sycamore are also found there.

The wood itself may have been a part of the larger Wibsey wood and Forest of Brianscholes.

They are maintained by Bradford Council and mainly in the Bradford district, Jagger Park Wood is in Calderdale.

Amos Kellett owned the land for a time, and then sold it to Mr Smith of Royds Hall.

When Edward Rookes Leedes went bankrupt and committed suicide, the Royds Hall estate and the woods were sold to the Low Moor Iron Works for the mineral rights.

Parts of the woods are known by their own names, including: Doctor Wood, Gannerthorpe, Jagger Park Wood, Low Wood, Neddy Wood, North Brow Wood, Old Hanna Wood and Royds Hall Great Wood.

See Friends of Judy Woods, Horse Close Bridge, Judy Woods – Save Our Heritage Campaign, Judy Woods Coal Mining, Jumble Pit, Norwood Green, Jumble Wood, Norwood Green and Royds Hall Dam

Judy Woods: Coal Mining
There was considerable coal mining in the Norwood Green and Judy Woods are in the 19th century

See Bell pits, John Colen, Norwood Green Colliery, Royds Hall Great Wood and Wood Colliery, Judy Woods

Judy Woods – Save Our Heritage Campaign
A group for the support and preservation of Judy Woods

Jukes, Andrew
[18??-18??] Physician and surgeon at 49 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1874]

Julien, Frederick
[1???-19???] Retailer of artistic and fashion jewellery and fancy goods at 20 Arcade Royale [1936] and 20 King Edward Street, Halifax [1949]

Jum Hole Beck, Brianscholes
Stream which flows through Shelf, Coley and Hipperholme.

This was a part of the boundary of the township of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

See Chelsea Valley

Jumble Hole Clough, Todmorden
The stream – once known as Blackshaw Clough – forms the old boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire and flows into the Calder

The flow of water down Jumble Hole once supplied several water-powered mills – including Jumble Hole Mill.

Baptisms were performed at the dam for members of Nazebottom Baptist Church.

See Beverley Footbridge, Broad Dean Farm, Todmorden, Cow Bridge, Todmorden, Cowbridge Mill, Todmorden, Dean Bottom Farm, Todmorden, Hippens Farm, Jumble Hole Falls, Mutterhole Bridge, Charlestown, Spa Hole Mill, Todmorden, Staups Clough, Todmorden and Staups Mill

Jumble Hole, Eastwood
Steep, wooded valley of Jumble Hole Clough at Eastwood, between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. In the early 19th century, this was an industrial centre with 4 large mills and several houses.

See Jumble

Jumble Hole Falls, Todmorden
A small waterfall on Jumble Hole Clough

Jumble Wood, Norwood Green
Recorded in the Norwood Green / Judy Woods / Wyke area.

See Jumble

Jump's Farm, Stansfield
Harley Wood.

Owners and tenants have included

See Catholes, Todmorden

Area south-west of Illingworth / Mixenden to the north of Halifax.

The name may derive from the way in which the stream jumps over the stones and the rocky river bed, and is used in several local features: Jumples House, Jumples Hole, Jumples Syke, Jumples Bridge, and Jumples Mill

Jumples Beck, Mixenden
Name given to the Hebble along part of its length.

See Jumples Bridge, Mixenden

Jumples Bridge, Mixenden
A stone-arch bridge over Jumples Beck. A bridge is mentioned here in 1494. In the 16th century, the Lister family had a fulling mill by the bridge.

There is a foot-bridge further up the stream.

See Mixenden Bridge

Jumples Cottage, Mixenden
Recorded on maps produced in 1854

Jumples House, Mixenden
Aka The Jumples. Wheatley Road.

In 1710, Jumples Mill and the house were purchased by George Ramsden and the Ramsden family.

Owners and tenants have included

In 1870, it was substantially rebuilt by Thomas Ramsden. The property passed down to

The Ramsden family lived at Jumples House until well into the 20th century.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

In 1961, the house was demolished by Halifax Corporation. The site was needed for high rise blocks to provide homes for hundreds of families.

See Brigg family of Jumples

Jumples housing
The 14-storey skyscraper flats opened by Mayor Ludlam in June 1965 near the site of the old Jumples House. Originally there were six blocks, providing a total of 576 flats, but Crag Court – named after nearby Crag Lane – was demolished

Jumples Lodge, Illingworth
Owners and tenants have included

Jumples Lodge, Mixenden
Owners and tenants have included

Jumps Mill House, Todmorden
Early 19th century house.

The waterwheel of Jumps Mill, Todmorden is nearby

Jumps, Todmorden
Formerly known as Kitson Royd. Area below Orchan Rocks.

The name may derive from the fact that the clough jumps down in several small waterfalls.

Jumps Mill was here

Junction House, Norwood Green
Station Road. The building was originally the signalman's house for the Leeds/Bradford and Halifax junction of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. It may have been part of Pickle Bridge Station

Junden, Richard

Around 1603, he married Johanna Roper [1582-16??].


  1. Ann who married Benjamin Butterfield

Jungbluth, Rev Walter Julius
[1858-1897] Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1891]

Jungle Experience
A collection and display of British and exotic gardening exhibits at Manor Heath Park and Gardens

Justice, Henry
[1865-1925] Born in Blymhill.

He was a navvy-labourer [1886].

On 12th December 1886, he married Eliza Ann Chapman [1863-1946] at Halifax Parish Church.

Eliza Ann had an illegitimate daughter: Annie (Chapman) [b 1884]


  1. Emma [b 1887]
  2. James William
  3. twins Edith [b 1891]
  4. Ethel [b 1891]
  5. Amy [b 1895]
  6. Harry [b 1896]
  7. Ada [b 1899]
  8. Mary Elizabeth [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 12 Park Street, Skircoat [1891]
  • 16 Cote Hill Yard [1901]
  • 34 Mile Cross Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Justice, James William
[1889-1916] Son of Henry Justice.

Born 5th March 1889.

He was a member of the Sunday School of St John the Evangelist, Warley / a cotton joiner at Lower Willow Hall Mills, Sowerby Bridge.

On 30th July 1910, he married Gertrude Harding [1888-1927] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


  1. Dora [1914-1984]

The family lived at

  • 43 Shoesmith Buildings, Halifax
  • The Scarr / Dean Cotts, Skircoat Green

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Beaumont Hamel [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [7C], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley.

Gertrude didn't remarry

The JX letters for car registrations were introduced on 27th May 1932

Judge Stansfeld Memorial Rooms, Halifax
Lecture room and classrooms for Northgate End Chapel built in memory of Judge Stansfeld in 1885


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