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The entries for people & families with the surname Slater 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 Slater [1???-1???]
Abraham Slater [1820-1860]
Arnold Slater [1888-19??]
Dixon Slater [1884-1916]
Edward Slater [16??-16??]
Edward Slater [1605-16??]
Rev F. Slater [18??-19??]
Fred Slater [1860-1914]
Fred Slater [1864-19??]
George Slater [1768-1835]
George Slater [1837-1899]
George Frederick Slater [1913-1945]
Harry Slater [1887-1917]
James Slater [1806-1875]
James Slater [1825-1???]
James Daniel Slater [1917-1941]
Joe Clegg Slater [1887-1917]
John Slater [1802-1869]
Jonathan Slater [1651-1???]
Jonathan Slater [1783-1862]
Joseph Slater [17??-18??]
Joseph Slater [1814-1855]
Marsland Slater [1855-1923]
Percy Slater [1894-1916]
Sam Leslie Slater [1900-1920]
Shaw Slater [1834-1891]
T. A. Slater [18??-18??]
Thomas Slater [17??-18??]
U. Slater [18??-191?]
W. Slater [18??-18??]
William Slater [1575-1620]
William Slater [18??-19??]

Slater, Abraham
[1???-1???] Of Elland.

He issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a fleur de lis

Slater, Abraham
[1820-1860] Of Elland-cum-Greetland.

Son of Jonathan Slater.

He was a farmer of 12 acres (?) employing 23 men [1851] / a merchant.

He never married.

He lived at 9 Gate, Elland-cum-Greetland.

He died at Gate [29th September 1860].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £5,000 [Resworn under £4,000].

His will was proved by his executors Benjamin Outram and George Bateman (gentleman) 

Slater, Arnold
[1888-19??] Son of William Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a fitter for machine tool maker [1911].

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

On 3rd May 1917, he was reported to be a POW in Germany

Slater, Dixon
[1884-1916] Son of Fred Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of St Thomas's Church, Claremount & Church Lads' Brigade / educated at Trinity School / a labourer at the electricity works [1901].

On 31st December 1903, he joined the Royal Navy.

In 1904, he went out to China aboard the HMS Terrible. In Hong Kong, he served on the Sparrowhawk, which struck a rock and was towed into port by HMS Glory. He transferred to HMS Vengeance, and subsequently to the riverboat Robin, which came to grief during the typhoon in 1906. He returned to England on HMS Terrible.

Other ships on which he served were Queen, Medea, Apollo, Trafalgar, Contest, Donegal, King Alfred (he was a Leading Stoker at Newton Abbott, Devon [1911]), Repulse, Sutlej (at the time of the Messina earthquake), and the Blake (which fought in the first Battle of Heligoland).

During World War I, he served as a Stoker Petty Officer aboard the destroyer HMS Broke.

He was killed in action in the Battle of Jutland [31st May 1916] (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [141], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Slater, Edward
[16??-16??] He lived at Wade House, Shelf.

He married Unknown.


  1. Edward who was apprenticed to a London merchant and went abroad
  2. Caleb who became a preacher at Featherstone

Slater, Edward
[1605-16??] Son of William Slater.

In 1625, he was admitted to the Middle Temple.

He practised as a barrister in York

Slater, Rev F.
[18??-19??] Pastor at Pellon Lane Baptist Church [1895-1905]

Slater, Fred
[1860-1914] Son of Samuel Slater.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Claremont, Northowram [1883] / a furnace stoker at iron foundry [1891] / a navvy [1901] / a blacksmith striker (boiler works) [1911].

In 1883, he married Martha Ann Turner Walker [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha Ann, of Booth Lane, Northowram, was the daughter of William Walker, grocer assistant.

She was a worsted coating weaver [1891]



  1. Dixon
  2. Harry

The family lived at

  • 5 Emscote Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 3 Union Court, Halifax [1901]
  • 20 Stead Street, Halifax [1911]
  • Back Archer Street, Halifax
  • 44 Martin Street, Boothtown, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Phoebe L Walker [b 1832].

Both sons died in World War I

Slater, Fred
[1864-19??] He was a labourer at gas works [1911].

In 1905, he married Zilpha in Halifax.

Zilpha was the daughter of James Horsfall and widow of
James Wormald

They lived at

  • 35 Park Road, Elland [1911]

Living with them in 1911 were Zilpha's children

Slater, George
[1768-1835] Of Stubbings, Hebden Bridge.

The notice of his death in The Leeds Mercury, said

He was 31 years in the Army, under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt, and the Duke of Wellington etc. He was sergeant for many years. The last 23 years of his life have been spent in surveying a portion of the Rochdale Canal

Slater, George
[1837-1899] Of Commercial Street, Todmorden.

He was a Freemason / a school-master for Fielden Brothers at Waterside / closely associated with Todmorden Old Book Club

Slater, George Frederick
[1913-1945] Son of Hannah May & George Frederick Slater.

Born in Birmingham.

He was educated at Aston Commercial School / a Board of Trade inspector.

In [Q2] 1940, he married Mary Crowther in Calder District.

They lived at 36 South Parade, Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Captain with the Parachute Regiment A. A. C. attached to the Special Air Service Regiment A. A. C.

He was killed in action [20th March 1945] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey [23 E 13].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Slater, Harry
[1887-1917] Son of Fred Slater.

He was a member of St Paul's Spiritual Church & Lyceum, Halifax / a telegraph messenger [1901] / a shop assistant [1911] / employed by Scarr's ironmongers [for 13 years].

He married Edith.

They lived at 12 Thornhill Place, Thornbury, Bradford / Manningham, Bradford

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [4th October 1917].

He was buried at the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium [XXII A 15].

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

His brother Dixon also died in the War

Slater, James
[1806-1875] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a butcher [1841] / landlord of the Anchor & Shuttle, Luddendenfoot [1845] / an inn keeper & butcher at the Anchor & Shuttle [1851] / a butcher at Luddendenfoot (next door to the Anchor & Shuttle) [1871].

The Leeds Mercury [12th August 1848] reported that

Sarah Ann Slater of the Anchor & Shuttle, Luddendenfoot summoned John Titterington, of Sowerby, manufacturer, for an assault. The complainant having first commenced the affair by throwing some water into Titterington's face, he was only required to pay 15/6d costs

James married (1) Mary Cockroft [1806-18??].


  1. Henry Cockroft [b 1826]
  2. Sarah Ann [1829-1897] who married Frederick Rhodes
  3. William [b 1831]
  4. Elizabeth [1834-1875] who married William Henry Heron
  5. Hannah [b 1840]
  6. Joseph [1842-1884] who was a butcher [1875]

The children were born in Heptonstall.

He (possibly) married (2) Mary [1812-1874].

In November 1874, Mary [aged 62] fell in the canal and drowned whilst getting a bucket of water to help James in cleaning the slaughter house.

Her inquest which was held at the Anchor & Shuttle


The family lived at

  • Hebden Bridge Lanes, Heptonstall [1841]
  • Luddendenfoot [1845, 1871, 1875]

James died 5th January 1875.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Administration was granted to son Joseph

Slater, James
[1825-1???] Son of John Slater.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a miner (clay) / a wool comber.

In 1825, he married Susan (Susy) [1827-18??].

Susan was born in Thornton.

She was a wool comber [1851], a weaver [1871]



  1. Emma [b 1844]
  2. Mary [b 1846]
  3. Hannah [b 1849]
  4. John Henry [b 1851]
  5. Margaret [b 1855] who was a worsted weaver [1871]
  6. William [b 1858] who was a mechanic (spinning machine) [1871]
  7. Selina [b 1862] who was a drawer [1871]
  8. Alice Sophia [1863-1871]
  9. Albert [b 1865] who was a warp twister (worsted manufacturer) [1871]
  10. Jane [b 1869] who was a spinner [1871]

The family lived at

  • Bradshaw Lane [1841, 1851, 1871]
  • 26 St Thomas Street, Claremount [1881]

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Slater, James Daniel
[1917-1941] Son of Alice & William Slater.

He married Marjorie.

They lived at Pellon, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS President III.

He was lost [2nd October 1941] (aged 24)  when cargo ship SS Hatasu was torpedoed by German Submarine U-431 and sank off Newfoundland, with the loss of 40 of her crew of 47.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [43 3], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Slater, Joe Clegg
[1887-1917] Son of Marsland Slater.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton twister-piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [4th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, and on Elland War Memorial

Slater, John

In 1822, he married Hannah Town [1803-1882].

Hannah was the daughter of James Town


  1. James
  2. Thomas [1831-1833]
  3. John [1858-1867]

The family lived at Bradshaw Lane [1833].

John died 27th January 1869 (aged 67).

Hannah died 15th January 1882 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Slater, Jonathan
[1651-1???] Of Elland.

In 1670, he married Judith, daughter of Roger Hanson

Slater, Jonathan
[1783-1862] Born in Longwood.

He was Elland woollen manufacturer [1841] / mill owner & manufacturer employing 4 persons [1851] / woollen manufacturer employing 11 men, 6 boys & 6 girls [1861].

He built Exchange Mill, Elland / Slater's Mill at Bank Bottom, Elland

On 6th December 1812, he married Jane Clay [1788-1866] at Halifax Parish Church.

Jane was born in Norland


  1. Joseph
  2. Thomas Marsland [1814-1852] who died in California
  3. William [1820-1860] died on the crossing from America to England
  4. Abraham
  5. Henry [1821-1828]

The family lived at

  • Bank Bottom [1841, 1851]
  • 2 Bank, Elland-cum-Greetland [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was sister Elizabeth Slater [aged 63].

Jonathan died in Elland [11th September 1862].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £3,000.

His will was proved by his grandson Joseph Henry Slater and Richard Walker.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church: Thomas [15th March 1855]; Abraham [3rd October 1860]; Jonathan [15th September 1862]; Jane [8th October 1866]

Slater, Joseph
[17??-18??] He married Betty Pickles.


  1. Sarah [1814-1878] who married Thomas Titterington
  2. Valentine

The family lived at

  • Old Gate, Hebden Bridge [1851]
  • Buttress Bottom, Hebden Bridge [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] were granddaughters Mary Ann and Sarah Titterington.

Joseph was dead by 1861.

Living with the widowed Betty in 1861 was granddaughter Sarah Titterington

Slater, Joseph
[1814-1855] GP.

Son of Jonathan Slater.

He was a surgeon [1841, 1851].

He never married.

They lived at

  • Castlegate, Elland [1841]
  • Southgate [1851]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Slater, Marsland
[1855-1923] Born in Brighouse.

He was a dyer's labourer [1876].

On 13th August 1876, he married Johanna Clegg [1855-1927] in Halifax.

Johanna was born in Elland


  1. Abraham [1877-1935]
  2. Sarah Alice [1879-1961] who never married
  3. Susan Heap [1882-1951] who married [1904] Fred Sykes
  4. Martha Ann [1884-1962] who married [1910] Milton Stott
  5. Mary Emma [1885-1960] who married [1909] William Chadwick
  6. Joe Clegg Slater
  7. Jane Elizabeth [1890-1966] who married [1920] Edwin Gledhill
  8. Clara [b 1892]
  9. Emily [1895-1972] who married [1914] Albert Mawe
  10. Doris [b 1899]
  11. James Edward [1901-1979]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at 10 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1901, 1911]

Slater, Percy
[1894-1916] Son of John Fielding Slater of 45 Piggott Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with D Battery 75th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th June 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [VII C 33A].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Slater, Sam Leslie
[1900-1920] Son of Elizabeth & William Slater of 628 Rochdale Road, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th October 1920 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Deolali Government Cemetery, India [Plot CE Row M Grave 27].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Slater, Shaw
[1834-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a Freemason and member of St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge [1873] / licensed victualler at the Union Cross, Halifax [1874, 1887, 1891].

On 4th May 1858, he married Frances Wiggins [1836-1926] at Halifax Parish Church.

Frances came from Wetherby


  1. Abigail [1858-1923] who married Joseph Holt Haigh

Shaw died 12th November 1891.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,029 15/9d.

The will was proved by his widow Frances and Joseph Brook of Elm View, Halifax (pawnbroker) 

Slater, T. A.
[18??-18??] Damask and carpet manufacturer at Burrwood Mill, Stainland [1869]. He occupied the 1st and 2nd floors of the mill

Slater, Thomas
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1809]

Slater, U.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

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

Slater, W.
[18??-18??] In 1845, he occupied Stubbing Mill, Erringden.

He was found guilty of

working 4 young children without being registered


working a little child without either registering or certifying

He was fined £4 10/-

Slater, William
[1575-1620] Son of Margaret (née Wilkinson) & Richard Slater, of Keighley.

He was a Halifax attorney [1609-1619]. He lived at Magson House, Southgate which he bought from Sir Arthur Ingram in 1609. He owned property in and around Bingley, and the Manor of Oxenhope.

In 1602, he married Jenet, daughter of Edward Broadley.


  1. Edward
  2. William [1609-1619]

Slater, William
[18??-19??] Born in Ovenden.

He was a fried fish dealer [1891] / a fish dealer (own account) [1901, 1911].

In 1888, he married Sarah Jane Walsh [1855-1???] in Halifax.

Sarah Jane was born in Southowram


  1. Arnold

The family lived at

  • 52 Violet Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 275 Queens Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]

William was a widower by 1911

The death of a Sarah J Slater (aged 56) was registered in Huddersfield in [Q4] 1910


Slater surname

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

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

Unattached BMDs for Slater:

Marriages 1805, 1811, 1889, 1901, 1907, 1909, 1914; Death 1899

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