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

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

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Abraham Henry Hey [1854-1???]
Ann Hey [1834-1???]
Arthur Hey [1858-1910]
Ayrton Hey [1853-1904]
Benjamin Hey [1798-18??]
Charles Hey [1892-1917]
Charles Henry Davenport Hey [1833-1874]
Clement Hey [1886-1917]
Eli Hey [1843-1883]
Eneas Hey [17??-1???]
Fred Hey [1856-1909]
Hanson Gledhill Hey [1866-1921]
Harold Hey [1900-1965]
Harold Rawsthorne Hey [1896-1918]
J. Hey [18??-18??]
James Hey [1787-1813]
James Willie Hey [1892-1917]
Job Hey [17??-18??]
Job Hey [1771-1813]
Job Hey [1792-1863]
Joe Hey [1887-1917]
John Hey [18??-18??]
John Hey [1811-18??]
John Hey [1811-1871]
John Hey [1829-1???]
John Hey [1898-1918]
John Edwards Hey [1839-1890]
Joseph Hey [18??-18??]
Joseph Hey [1820-1???]
Joseph Hey [1826-1876]
Joseph Benjamin Hey [1871-1931]
Levi Hey [18??-18??]
Lewis Hey [1885-1916]
Maurice Hey [1870-1928]
Paul Hey [17??-18??]
Samuel Hey [1807-18??]
Samuel Hey [1832-1891]
Stephen Hey [18??-19??]
Thomas Hey [1860-1944]
Thomas Knowles Hey [1813-1891]
William Hey [17??-18??]
William Hey [1850-1???]
William G. Hey [1838-1912] 


Hey, Abraham Henry
[1854-1???] Born in Ringby.

He was a general servant [1881].

In 1877, he married Fanny, widow of George Bottomley.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 25 New Street, Southowram [1881].

In 1881, Abraham Henry, Fanny were listed with 4 children named Bottomley and 2 named Hey

Hey, Ann
[1834-1???] Daughter of Benjamin Hey.

She was a worsted worker [1861] / a woollen weaver [1871].

In 1866, she had a son Hanson Gledhill Hey – father unknown.

The family were members of the Spiritualist Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge.

In 1871, Ann and her son were living at 40 Skircoat Green, Halifax, with her brother John Hey and his family.

In March 1874, she married Abbey Durio Wilson

Hey, Arthur
[1858-1910] Son of Abraham Hey, labourer.

Born in Northowram.

He was a delver of Collier Toppin, Boothtown [1881] / a cart driver [1891] / a driller at boiler works [1901].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Eliza Fletcher at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza, of Boothtown, was born in Tockwith, Yorkshire, the daughter of
William Fletcher
 

Children:

  1. Walter [1882-1895]
  2. Clement
  3. George [b 1889] who was a worsted bobbin fettler [1901]

The family lived at

  • 91 Fern Street, Northowram [1891]
  • Delvers Arms, Collier Topping, Northowram, Halifax [1901]

Eliza died [Q4] 1901 (aged 39).

Arthur died in 1910 (aged 51) 

Hey, Ayrton
[1853-1904] Born in Oxenhope.

He was landlord of the Crown & Anchor, Mixenden [1898, 1904].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Sarah Ann Crabtree [1850-1927] in Bradford.


Sarah Ann was born in Oxenhope
 

He died 23rd October 1904.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £250 6/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Ann.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904.

After Ayrton's death, Sarah Ann took over at the Crown & Anchor [1904-1916].

The couple were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden. A crown and anchor are engraved on the gravestone

Hey, Benjamin
[1798-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a woollen spinner [1861] / a manufacturer [1874]

He married Ann [1808-18??].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Ann
  3. Cornelius [b 1847]

The family lived at Skircoat Green Village [1861]

Hey, Charles
[1892-1917] Aka Charlie.

Son of Fred Hey.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [27th November 1917] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, and on Barkisland War Memorial.

His brother Joe also died in the War

Hey, Charles Henry Davenport
[1833-1874] He was receiving officer for Halifax.

In [Q3] 1854, he married Martha Ann Blackburn [1831-1898] in Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Eliza Ann [1855-1858]
  2. Herbert Blackburn [1864-1866]

Charles Henry died 22nd February 1874 (aged 41).

Martha Ann died 13th August 1898 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3778] with mother Ann Hey [1806-1871]

Hey, Clement
[1886-1917] Son of Arthur Hey.

Born in Northowram.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a slater's labourer [1911] / employed by Webster's.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Eliza Jane Hanson [1887-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eliza Jane, of Freedom Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Cyrus Hanson, plasterer
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1913]
  2. Nellie [b 1914]

The family lived at 4 Belgrave Street, Claremount [1917].

During World War I, he was called-up [6th June 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He went to France [December 1916].

He was killed in action [22nd October 1917] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [XLIII D 2], and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount.

Eliza Jane married Mr Midgley.

They lived at 229 Queen's Road, Halifax

Hey, Eli
[1843-1883] Or Haigh.

Born in Haworth.

He was police sergeant at Barnsley (for 5 years) / at Queensbury (for 3½ years) / at Dringhouses, near York (for 1 year). before becoming Police inspector at Brighouse [1876, 1881].

He was due to move to Holmfirth, but local householders in Brighouse petitioned that he stay here.

In 1877, he was a witness in the trial of Maria Kershaw.

On 6th January 1873, he married Mary Jane [1845-1903] at St John, Ousebridge, York.


Mary Jane [née Peacock] was born in Langton, and was the widow of Henry Bellerby [1839-1871].

She had a child by her first marriage: George Peacock Bellerby [1870-1893]

 

Children:

  1. Betsey Alice [1877-1947]

On 5th October 1883, he attended a meeting at Huddersfield and caught a severe cold which

developed alarming symptoms of gastric derangement with fever

and died at Brighouse police station.

He was buried at St Michael & All Saints, Haworth [25th October 1883]

Hey, Eneas
[17??-1???] A weaver of High Moss, Rishworth.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah who was baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head [22nd July 1792]

Hey, Fred
[1856-1909]

He married Martha Ann Whiteley [1864-1911].

Children:

  1. Joe
  2. Charlie

The family lived at Mount Pleasant, Ripponden.

Sons Joe & Charlie died in World War I

Hey, Hanson Gledhill
[1866-1921] Illegitimate son of Ann Hey.

Born at Skircoat Green [30th August 1866].

When he was 7 years old, he fell from a London tram and injured his right knee. The limb had to be amputated 5 years later.

He was a bookbinder [1881] / a book gilder [1891] / a tobacconist.

He had a tobacconist's shop at 68 Crown Street, Halifax. He was the Honorary Secretary of the Tobacconists's Retailers Federation.

He was a Spiritualist. His shop was the first registered office of the Spiritualists' National Union which was founded in 1901.

In 1891, he married (1) Olive Haigh [1866-1898] in Halifax.

In 1903, he married (2) Ruth Holden [1866-1932] from Darwen, Lancashire, in Blackburn.

They had no children.

The family lived at

Living with them in 1911 was Ruth's sister Edith Holden [aged 42] (housekeeper).

He died at 30 Glen Terrace, Halifax [28th February 1921]

Hey, Harold
[1900-1965] Son of Joseph Benjamin Hey.

He was a manager [1931].

He never married.

He lived at Dudwell Lea, 1 Dudwell Avenue, Halifax [1965].

He died in Halifax General Hospital [25th May 1965].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £49,852.

Probate was granted to Lloyds Bank Limited

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hey, Harold Rawsthorne
[1896-1918] Son of Emily & James Alfred Hey of 11 Malvern Avenue, Bury, Lancashire.

Born in Halifax

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

He died 23rd March 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France [X ZZ 8]

Hey, J.
[18??-18??] Reed maker at Halifax.

In January 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Hey, James
[1787-1813] Son of Joseph Hey.

He came from a Methodist family.

He was a woollen spinner from Skircoat / a Luddite.

He married Unknown [1793-18??].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

In 1812, he was arrested under suspicion of being involved in a number of robberies at Deighton & Fartown, Huddersfield.

On 14th December 1812, Major Hankin of the 2nd Dragoons took Hey's confession.

In 1813, he, Joseph Crowther, Joseph Holroyd alias Carter and Nathan Hoyle, were convicted of robbing a dwelling house, and putting the persons therein in great fear.

Holroyd later turned King's Evidence against the other 3 men, who were then executed [16th January 1813].

A total of 14 men were executed in batches of 7 men. Hey was in the 2nd batch.

The Quakers Joseph Wood & Rev Thomas Shillitoe visited his widow [2nd March 1813]


We met his widow, his 2 children, his father Joseph Hey and his mother. At the conclusion of their conversations, Joseph Hey asked Wood to go with him to his house and meet two of his other sons
 

Wood wrote of the encounter


Joseph Hey, expressing a desire to speak with me, accompanied me nearly thither and then returned, his company was very agreeable to me, he being, I believe, a truly pious man and a local preacher in the Methodist Society, and having had to express my belief in the opportunity that he had discharged his duty to his son and therefore it was clear, I was confirmed in the truth thereof, in our conversation together, and we parted under near sympathy and tender regard for each others welfare
 

Hey, James Willie
[1892-1917] Son of Clara & Joe Hey of the Cross, Stainland.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard SS Frankby.

He died 11th December 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [27]

Hey, Job
[17??-18??] Of Greetland.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Susannah [b 1799]
  2. John [b 1803]
  3. William [b 1805]
  4. James [b 1808]
  5. Mary [b 1810]
  6. Ann [b 1812]

The children were all baptised at the Greetland Wesleyan Chapel

Hey, Job
[1771-1813] Or John.

He was a cotton spinner at Greetland / a waterman.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

He was one of the members of a Luddite gang charged with stealing firearms from George Haigh. He had been recruited into the gang on account of his local knowledge that Haigh owned weapons. After the robbery, the pistol and 3¼ pounds of gunpowder were found in Hey's house.

Hey was hanged at 1:30 pm on 16th January 1813 at the Tyburn There were a total of 14 men executed in two batches of 7 men. Hey was in the 2nd batch.

The Quakers Joseph Wood & Rev Thomas Shillitoe visited his widow [March 1813]


She appeared in a very tired state, we found her in a state of mind bordering on despair, her poor mind was so overcharged with the prospect of her great poverty, her numerous children without any visible means for support, our labour with her was that she might endeavour to get into a state of stillness in which God is known and his power felt, to stay and comfort and console the mind and bear it up in the depths of this Affliction
 


Question: There appear to be several men called Job Hey around at this time. Please email me if you can clarify the entries or remove any confusion between the several Jobs

 

Hey, Job
[1792-1863] (Possibly) son of William Hey.

On 27th December 1813, he married (1) Hannah Calverley [1794-1822] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1814] who died in infancy
  2. William [1815-1827]
  3. Joseph [1818-1881]
  4. James [b 1821]
  5. Edward [1822] who died in infancy

On 24th August 1823, he married (2) Sarah Bolton [1795-18??] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Abraham [b 1823]
  2. John [b 1827]
  3. Hannah [b 1830]

Sarah was dead by 1861.

Job, Hannah and children Sarah, William, Joseph and Edward were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Hey, Joe
[1887-1917] Son of Fred Hey.

Born in Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with C Company 12th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [16th August 1917] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [115-119, 162A & 163A], on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, and on Barkisland War Memorial

His brother Charlie also died in the War

Hey, John
[18??-18??] On 25th September 1803, he married Nancy, daughter of Benjamin Edwards.

Children:

  1. John

He was dead before 1862

Hey, John
[1811-18??] Son of John Hey.

He was a relieving officer [1841].

He married Ann Davenport [1807-18??].

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1833]
  2. Ann Esther [1834-1908] who married John Hill
  3. Eliza [b 1838]
  4. John Edwards

Living with them [in 1841] was (Ann's father [?]) James Davenport [b 1786].

John was dead before 1851

Hey, John
[1811-1871] He married Mary [1800-1875].

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery with

Sarah [1804-1885] and Samuel Robinson and Emily [1870-1920] and Herbert Robertshaw [1869-1927]

Hey, John
[1829-1???] Son of Benjamin Hey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a gardener & ag.lab [1861] / a wool weaver [1871].

He married (1) Harriet [1833-1857].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1857]

He married (2) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1866]

The family lived at 40 Skircoat Green, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were his sister Ann and her son Hanson Gledhill

Hey, John
[1898-1918] Son of Joseph Benjamin Hey.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1911].

During World War I, he enlisted with the East Riding Yeomanry, then served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died a prisoner of war at Dercy, France [4th September 1918].

He was buried at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France [5 E 7].

He is remembered on the family grave at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Hey, John Edwards
[1839-1890] Son of John Hey.

Born in Halifax.

He was a ventilating engineer in Halifax / a partner in Hill & Hey [1874]. In 1874, he and John Hill patented a design for improvements in ventilators.

His sister Ann Esther Hey married his partner John Hill.

On 9th August 1866, he married (1) Mary Ann Jenkinson [1843-1872].

In 1874, he married (2) Mary Elizabeth Jessup [1839-1???] in Banbury.

The family lived at Clare Hall Road, Halifax [1891].

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1891

Hey, Joseph
[18??-18??] Carpenter and joiner at Halifax.

He was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in November 1841

Hey, Joseph
[1820-1???] Son of James Hey, weaver.

He was a weaver of Rishworth [1843].

On 25th December 1843, he married Ann.


Ann was the daughter of
George Habergham
 

Hey, Joseph
[1826-1876] Son of Joseph Hey, overlooker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a police officer in Liverpool [1849] / a police officer in Halifax [1851] / a police officer in Knottingley [1856] / a police officer in Cumberworth, Huddersfield [1859] / a police officer in Sedburgh, Yorkshire [1861] / a police officer in Bradford [1870, 1871] / (possibly) Police Inspector back in Halifax.

On 4th September 1849, he married (1) Margaret Formby [1825-1867] at Holy Trinity Church, Liverpool.


Margaret was born in Liverpool
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1851]
  2. Walter [b 1853]
  3. Alfred [1856-1933]
  4. Eleanor [b 1858]
  5. Charles [b 1860]
  6. Fanny [1862-1939]
  7. Henry [b 1864]

Margaret died in Bradford.

On 24th February 1870, he married (2) Martha Habergham at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

The family lived at 34 Edward Street, Skircoat [1891].

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Joseph [11th August 1876]; Martha [6th July 1898]; Alfred [30th June 1933]; Fanny [7th October 1939]

Hey, Joseph Benjamin
[1871-1931] Born in Halifax [19th September 1871].

He was Branch Secretary of a Building Society [1911].

In [Q4] 1896, he married Mary Emily Thorpe [1866-1953] in Halifax.


Mary Emily was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John [1898-1918]
  2. Harold
  3. Norman [1908-1985] who was a chartered accountant [1931]

The family lived at

Joseph Benjamin died 4th October 1931.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £17,965 19/4d.

Probate was granted to his sons Harold & Norman

Mary Emily died 19th November 1953 (aged 87).

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hey, Levi
[18??-18??] Of Hipperholme,

On 17th January 1867, he was returning home after drinking at the White Bear when he was attacked by 3 labourers, Thomas Barber, Samuel Sharp, and Joseph Anderton and robbed of 5/- and was then ill-used. The prisoners were discharged as it appeared that Hey was fresh at the time and could not identify his assailants

Hey, Lewis
[1885-1916] Son of William Hey

He was a warehouse lad [1901] / a welded boiler maker [1911] / employed by Fleming's.

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

He was reported missing on the Somme or Fricourt [7th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hey, Maurice
[1870-1928] Born in Halifax.

(Possibly) son of William G. Hey.

Partner in W. G. Hey & Son.

He lived at 24 Park Place, Halifax [1905]

Hey, Paul
[17??-18??] Mercer and linen draper at the House at the Maypole, Halifax [1805]

Hey, Samuel
[1807-18??] Of Midgley.

In 1829, he married Betty Nicholl of Midgley, at Halifax Parish Church

In February 1834, he was sentenced to 1 month's imprisonment for selling his wife – with a halter round her neck – for 2/- in Halifax market on 30th November 1833.

At his trial, , Hey said that

he had sold her because she was a bad wife

The Chairman said

she might be so, and he had acted towards here like a bad husband, and if he had been an educated man, the sentence of the Court upon him would have been very different

He was imprisoned in the house of correction for 1 month

Hey, Samuel
[1832-1891] Born in Skircoat.

He was a roller cloth maker employing 4 men [1881].

On 23rd December 1854, he married Harriet Thorp [1835-1910] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Moor End
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [1856-1901] who never married
  2. Thomas
  3. Maurice [b 1866]
  4. Benjamin [1867-1895]
  5. Mary Alice [b 1870]
  6. John Thorp [1873-1912]
  7. Martha Jane [b 1875]

The family lived at Skircoat Green [1881].

Samuel died 31st July 1891 Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £3,513 14/1d.

The will was proved by his widow Harriet, daughter Hannah, and Thomas Cockroft Niblett

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hey, Stephen
[18??-19??] Second son of George Hey of Ovenden.

He was a gas engineer's clerk of Middleton Junction [1900].

He married Unknown 05/09/1900 Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Church,Sowerby Bridge


Elizabeth Ann was the only daughter of Frederick Sutcliffe of Sowerby Bridge
 

Hey, Thomas
[1860-1944] JP.

Son of Samuel Hey.

Born 19th May 1859.

He was a woollen carder [1881] / a woollen cloth manufacturer [1911] / Mayor of Halifax [1920-1922].

In 1885, he married Elizabeth Sarah Huddlestone [1860-1932] in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.


Elizabeth Sarah was born in n Melton Mowbray
 

Children:

  1. Gilbert Huddlestone [1887-1910]
  2. Millicent Harriet [b 1889]
  3. Winifred Eleanor [1890-1966] who was a telephonist [1911] and never married
  4. Ella Marion [1895-1919]
  5. Lilian Cecilia [1899-1982]
  6. Thomas Gerald Huddlestone [1903-1972]

The family lived at 6 Grandsmere Place, Halifax [1911, 1944].

Thomas died 3rd May 1944.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £329 2/3d.

Probate was granted to daughter Winifred Eleanor.

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

See Metz-en-Couture

Hey, Thomas Knowles
[1813-1891] Chemist and druggist of Hebden Bridge.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. David who became a chemist and druggist in Hebden Bridge
  2. Helen
  3. Jane

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1891

Hey, William
[17??-18??] He (possibly) married Mary Law.

Children:

  1. Job
  2. Hannah [1794-1850] who married Silvanus Habergham

Hey, William
[1850-1???] Son of Abraham Hey, labourer.

Born in Northowram.

He was a labourer of Ringby, Northowram [1881] / an engine stoker (stationary) [1891] / an engineer (public baths) [1901] / a stoker (stationary) at boiler makers [1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Frances at Halifax Parish Church.


Frances was the daughter of
John Parker and widow of James Brandwood
 

Children:

  1. Lily [b 1883] who was a wool winder [1901]
  2. Lewis
  3. Irvine [b 1887] who was a doffer worsted [1901], a boiler maker's labourer [1911]
  4. Elizabeth [1890-1891]
  5. Frank [b 1896] who was a doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 6 Hodgson's Terrace, Northowram [1891]
  • 7 Vicar Street, Boothtown [1901, 1911]
  • 18 Drying Houses, Old Lane, Halifax [1916]

Living with them in 1901 was Frances's widowed mother Elizabeth Parker

Hey, William G.
[1838-1912] Partner in W. G. Hey & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Maurice

The family lived at 2 First Avenue, Halifax [1905]

 

The Hey family of Hebden Bridge
See St James the Great Church, Hebden Bridge

Hey surname
The surname originated in Scammonden.

George Redmonds writes that Alan del Heye is recorded at Scammonden in 1333, and Robert del Heye is recorded at Barkisland in 1379

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hey, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hey:


Marriage 1901
 




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