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Aked Metcalfe [1???-18??]
Bentley Metcalfe [1886-1915]
Bentley Metcalfe [1886-1915]
Christiane Metcalfe [18??-18??]
Cyril Metcalfe [1895-1918]
D. Metcalfe [17??-18??]
Edmund Metcalfe [17??-18??]
Edward Metcalfe [1833-1976]
George Metcalfe [1766-1829]
George Metcalfe [1796-18??]
George Metcalfe [18??-18??]
Georgina Gordon Metcalfe [1866-1954]
H. H. Metcalfe [18??-191?]
Henrietta Catherine Metcalfe [1674-1740]
Horace Clifford Metcalfe [1896-1966]
Ian Metcalfe [1952-1988]
James Metcalfe [17??-18??]
James Metcalfe [17??-18??]
John Metcalfe [1717-1810]
John Metcalfe [1830-1???]
John Metcalfe [1851-19??]
John Claude Metcalfe [1889-1917]
John Herbert Metcalfe [1868-1957]
Leslie Metcalfe [1888-1941]
PC Metcalfe [18??-1???]
Percy Metcalfe [18??-19??]
Rev Thomas Metcalfe [18??-19??]
Thomas Frederick Metcalfe [1870-1916]
Tom Metcalfe [1863-1925]
W. A. Metcalfe [1???-18??]
William Metcalfe [17??-18??]
William Metcalfe [1863-1919]
William Metcalfe [1882-1917] 

Metcalfe, Aked
[1???-18??] Partner in Bell & Metcalfe.

On 21st May 1833, he married Mary Lister Aked in Halifax

Metcalfe, Bentley
[1886-1915] Of Boothtown.

In [Q1] 1911, he married either Esther A. Dufton or Lilian Turner in Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of dysentery in hospital on Manoel Island, Malta, as he was on his way home from the Dardanelles [10th December 1915] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Pieta Military Cemetery [D XII 2].

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

Metcalfe, Bentley
[1886-1915] Son of John Metcalfe.

He was a rover & drawer's oiler [1901] / a stoker at woollen mill [1911] / employed as a firer for Rouse & Company.

In [Q1] 1911, he married Lilian Turner [1887-19??] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 10 Crow Point, Boothtown [1911]
  • Salisbury Place, Boothtown

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He trained at Derby and Whitley Bay. He was sent to the Dardanelles [September 1915].

He died of dysentery [10th December 1915].

He was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta [D XII 2]

Metcalfe, Christiane
[18??-18??] Of Christopher Metcalfe & Son.

He lived at 51 Lister Lane, Halifax [1874]

Metcalfe, Cyril
[1895-1918] Son of Thomas Frederick Metcalfe.

Born in Elland.

He was an assistant chemist [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was shot in the throat at Cambrai.

He died of wounds in Trent Bridge Military Hospital, Nottingham [20th February 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 81] (23rd February 1918).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Metcalfe, D.
[17??-18??] Shoemaker at Woolshops, Halifax [1809]

Metcalfe, Edmund
[17??-18??] Clockmaker and engine maker at Old Cock Yard, Halifax [1837]

Metcalfe, Edward
[1833-1976] Born in Keighley.

He was a supervisor for the Inland Revenue.

On 21st April 1858, he married Elizabeth Sutherland Morrison [1831-1875] in Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland

Elizabeth was born in Tongue


  1. Edward [b 1859]
  2. Hugh Morrison [b 1861]
  3. James [b 1864]
  4. Georgina Gordon
  5. Charles [b 1868]
  6. Robert [b 1870]

The family lived at Ludlow [1871].

Edward died in Ludlow Shropshire [20th February 1876] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £600.

The will was proved by his brother Anthony Aked Metcalfe (chemist & druggist).

Elizabeth died in Ludlow Shropshire

Metcalfe, George
[1766-1829] He was a partner in Metcalfe & Nichol.

His death followed a fall during the late frost, in which he broke his leg

Metcalfe, George
[1796-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Prince of Blucher, Halifax [1834, 1851].

He married Jane [1795-18??].

Jane was born in Northowram

In 1835, he sued the inhabitants of Agbrigg and Morley, for the injuries and damages to his property during the window-breaking riots at 3:00 pm on 7th January 1835. The Blucher was broken open by the mob, furniture was thrown into the street, windows were broken, and the taps of the spirit casks were opened, letting all the liquor run to waste.

The Jury awarded damages of £133, against the £135 8/9d which Metcalfe had claimed.

Metcalfe, George
[18??-18??] He was a draper [1841].

He married Agnes Horner Garside.

Agnes was the daughter of
Benjamin Garside

Agnes died 13th February 1841 (aged 34).

She was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Metcalfe, Georgina Gordon
[1866-1954] Daughter of Edward Metcalfe.

Born in Nairn, Scotland [7th January 1866].

She was an orphan scholar at the Halifax Orphanage [1881], an assistant mistress at the Orphanage [1891, 1901], and a teacher at the Orphanage [1911].

She wrote several poems for local newspapers.

On 4th November 1912, she married Donald Grant Cumming [1863-1916] at St Peter's Church, Bayswater, London.

Donald, a bank agent, was a widower, the son of Sweton Cumming, farmer

They lived at

  • Forres, Elgin, Scotland [1916]
  • 166 Makepeace Mansions, Highgate [1954]
  • 12 Hornsey Lane, Highgate [1854]

Donald died 24th April 1916.

Georgina died 25th March 1954.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,057 4/3d.

The will was proved by the Royal Bank of Scotland

Metcalfe, H. H.
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry (Queen's Own).

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Metcalfe, Henrietta Catherine
[1674-1740] Daughter of Anne (née Marwood) & William Metcalfe, of North Allerton.

She was the 3rd wife of John Smyth

Metcalfe, Horace Clifford
[1896-1966] MM.

Son of John Herbert Metcalfe.

He was an ironmoulder's apprentice at machine tool makers [1911] / employed by Latham's at Lilleshall Foundry, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War, and served as a Sergeant with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]

for bringing in wounded under heavy fighting

He survived the War.

He (possibly) died in Westmorland [Q3 1966] (aged 69) 

Metcalfe, Ian
[1952-1988] He was a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, and was about to become Recruiting Sergeant for the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), at Middlesborough.

He was killed by a Provisional IRA booby-trap bomb attached to their minibus in the Market Place at Lisburn [15th June 1988].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Metcalfe, James
[17??-18??] Engraver at Old Market, Halifax [1816]

Metcalfe, James
[17??-18??] Umbrella manufacturer of Halifax.

He married Unknown.


  1. George Smith [1797-1835] who died after a 6-year illness

Metcalfe, John
[1717-1810] Aka Metcalf.

18th century road-builder who constructed many local roads and turnpikes

Metcalfe, John
[1830-1???] Son of John Metcalfe, woolcomb maker.

Born in Bradford.

He was a woolcomb maker [1851, 1861] / a machine comb maker [1871] / a master steel skewer maker [1881] / a skewer maker [1887].

In 1851, he married Martha Schorefield [1830-1870] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha was born in Southowram.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage record

She was a worsted drawer [1851]



  1. Alfred [b 1850] who was a brass moulder [1861]
  2. Emily Jane [b 1855] who was a carpet setter [1871]
  3. Sarah Ellen [b 1857] who was a carpet spinner [1871]
  4. Mary Emma [b 1860] who was a mill hand at carpet works [1871], a general servant [1881]
  5. Tom
  6. John Henry [b 1867] who was a steel skewer maker [1881]
  7. Martha [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • 1 Hodgson Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • 1 Hodgson Fold, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Hodgson's Fold, Halifax [1871]
  • Duke Street, Halifax [1881]

Martha died in 1870 (aged 40)  Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Harry Metcalfe [b 1863] (steel skewer maker) [1881]

Metcalfe, John
[1851-19??] Born in Oakenshaw.

He was a blacksmith [1881, 1891, 1901].

He married Mary Metcalfe [1855-19??].

Mary was born in Wyke


  1. Tom [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Amelia [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted drawer [1901]
  3. Arthur [b 1881] who was a quarryman's stone dresser [1901]
  4. Bentley
  5. Elsie [b 1893]
  6. Linda [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Oakenshaw Road, Oakenshaw, Cleckheaton [1881]
  • 19 Lee Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 13 Mill Lane, Boothtown [1901]

Metcalfe, John Claude
[1889-1917] Son of William Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax [4th October 1889].

He was a wood turner in Wetherby Mill [1910].

He married 12th November 1910 Edith Wood [1890-1910] at St James's Church, Wetherby.

Edith was born in Wetherby; she died 3 months after the marriage

During World War I, he enlisted with the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry [23rd September 1915], and was transferred to with B Company 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)  [1916] and served with the B.E.F. from Jun 1916.

He was invalided home [October 1916] suffering from Trench Fever. After a period of recovery, he rejoined his Regiment [June 1917].

He was killed in action at Arras [31st August 1917].

He was buried at the La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast [I H 14]

Metcalfe, John Herbert
[1868-1957] Son of John Metcalfe, surgeon

Born in Halifax.

He was a card finisher [?] of Free School Lane, Skircoat [1892] / a scavenger [1901] / a scavenger for Halifax Corporation [1911].

In 1892, he married Mary Knowles [1869-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of New Pellon, Ovenden, was born in Halifax, the daughter of James Knowles, whitesmith


  1. Harold [b 1894] who was a grocers apprentice [1911]
  2. Horace Clifford

The family lived at

  • 4 Woodhead Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Holmes Terrace, New Pellon, Halifax [1911]

Metcalfe, Leslie
[1888-1941] MM.

Son of Tom Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax [30th June 1888].

He was a member of St Mary's Church, Halifax / educated at Holy Trinity School / a butcher's steel skewers & hooks manufacturer (worker) [1911] / partner in L. Metcalfe & Company [1911] / until the the business was declared bankrupt [1913] / a telegraphist assistant [1939].

On 15th December 1917, he married Gladys Charnock [1890-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Gladys was born in Halifax [11th June 1890]


  1. John D [b 1919] who was a lithographer apprentice [1939]
  2. Marjorie M [b 1921]
  3. Paul C [b 1924]

The family lived at

  • 331 Queens Road, Halifax [1913]
  • 24 Union Street, Halifax [1917]
  • 47 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Corporal / wireless instructor with the Suffolk Regiment.

He was transferred to the Royal Engineers [December 1916].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917].

During World War II, served as a Lieutenant with the 23rd West Riding (Halifax) Battalion Home Guard.

HE died 21st December 1941 (aged 53).

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

Metcalfe, PC
[18??-1???] Brighouse constable [1891]

Metcalfe, Percy
[18??-19??] Silk-manufacturer. Last owner of Kirby Leas, Halifax in the 1920s

Metcalfe, Rev Thomas
[18??-19??] He was curate at Morley-with-Churwell, Leeds before becoming Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1906, 1915]

Metcalfe, Thomas Frederick
[1870-1916] Born in Elland

He was a wine & spirit trader's manager [1901] / licensed victualler at the Rose & Crown, Halifax [1905, 1911, 1916].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Caroline Cotton [1870-1934] in Huddersfield.

Caroline came from Lindley


  1. Cyril
  2. Arthur Reginald [1897-1970]

The family lived at

  • 33 Gordon Street, Elland [1901]
  • 54 St Alban's Avenue, Halifax [1918]

Thomas Frederick died 13th July 1916.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,732 17/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Caroline

Metcalfe, Tom
[1863-1925] Son of John Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax.

He was a steel skewer maker [1881] / a skewer maker of Russell Street, Halifax [1887] / a steel skewer manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901] / a butcher's steel skewers & hooks manufacturer (employer).

In 1913, he was declared bankrupt.

In 1887, he married Ellen Ann Crabtree [1864-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ellen Ann, of Russell Street, Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Crabtree, hatter


  1. Leslie
  2. Beatrice Mary [b 1895] who was a Café kitchen maid [1911]
  3. John Stanley [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • 7 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1901]

Tom died in Halifax [1925] (aged 62) 

Metcalfe, W. A.
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1840, when he had a silk shawl and fur establishment at 10 Waterhouse Street, Halifax

Metcalfe, William
[17??-18??] Curate at Cross Stone [1782]

Metcalfe, William
[1863-1919] Born in Hunslet.

He was a blacksmith/golf course groundsman [1884].

On 13th April 1884, he married Rose Ann Ward [1860-1947] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Rose Ann was born in Leeds


  1. Jenny [b 1888]
  2. John Claude
  3. Herbert [b 1897]
The family lived at 2 Gladstone View, Southowram [1891]

Metcalfe, William
[1882-1917] Son of Jane & William Metcalfe of Picket Street, Lydgate, Todmorden.

Born in Burnley.

He was employed by Vale Bobbin Mill, Cornholme or Wilson's Bobbin Mill, Cornholme.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served in the Dardanelles with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was discharged and worked in munitions for 12 months.

He was called-up [1916], and served as a Private with the 4th/5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [26th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [102-104], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on Cornholme War Memorial


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

Unattached BMDs for Metcalfe:

Marriages 1863, 1895, 1919, 1932; Death 1907

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