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The entries for people & families with the surname White 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.

Albert Samuel White [1847-1???]
Alfred White [1857-1906]
Arthur White [18??-19??]
Edmund White [1880-1946]
Ernest Henry White [18??-1???]
Frances Clara White [1878-1943]
Frank White [1896-1918]
Rev Frank White [1911-1986]
Frederick White [1883-1917]
Gerald White [1893-1917]
Harry White [1881-1916]
Rev Henry White [18??-1???]
Hermon Wheater White [1879-1918]
J. H. White [18??-19??]
Rev J. Pemberthy White [18??-19??]
James White [1847-19??]
John White [1764-1817]
Rev John White [1788-1849]
John Bazley White [18??-1940]
Joseph White [1819-1876]
Leslie White [19??-19??]
Rev Matthew White [1820-1890]
Monkman White [1835-1875]
Norman White [1923-1944]
Percy White [18??-191?]
Percy White [1890-1916]
Rev Philip James White [18??-18??]
Robert P. White [1855-1???]
Stanley White [1924-1943]
Stephen White [18??-1???]
Sylvester White [1894-1918]
Thomas White [1???-18??]
Wheater White [1848-1907]
William Henry White [18??-19??]
William John White [1895-1916] 

White, Albert Samuel
[1847-1???] Born in Haltham, Lincolnshire.

Recorded in 1881, when when he was a certified teacher at Wainstalls Board School.

In 1877, he married Annie Chappell in Louth, Lincolnshire.


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White, Alfred
[1857-1906] He married Christina Fawcett [1854-1915].


  1. Mary Ann [1876-1947] who married Wilson Freeman

White, Arthur
[18??-19??] He established a business making planing machines in Halifax.

The business closed and he joined Oldfield & Schofield as a designer

White, Edmund
[1880-1946] He was (possibly) landlord of the Granby Inn, Luddenden [1933] / landlord of the Queen Victoria, Northowram [1946].

In 1916, he married Lizzie Haley [1891-1933] in Halifax.

Lizzie was born in Halifax.

She died at the Granby Inn [20th March 1933]


After her death, Edmund closed the Granby Inn

White, Ernest Henry

In [Q1] 1917, he married Lily Violet Longbottom in Halifax.


  1. Norman
  2. Stanley

They lived in Brighouse.

Sons Norman & Stanley died in World War I

White, Frances Clara
[1878-1943] Born in Kirkburton.

On 26th May 1900, She married Lindley Chappell in Shepley, Huddersfield. They had a daughter Hilda Chappell [b 1905]

In 1911, Frances Clara was living with George Maynard and was shown as wife on the census.

No marriage record has been found for Frances Clara & George


  1. William Henry [1908-1998]
  2. Ivy [1909-1972]
  3. Gwendoline [1910-1911]
  4. Stanley

She died 19th December 1943 (aged 65).

She was buried at St Andrew's Church, Stainland

White, Frank
[1896-1918] Son of Sarah Ann & Fred White of 4 Field View, Keighley Road, Illingworth.

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

He died 29th March 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at St Amand British Cemetery, France [I C 3]

White, Rev Frank
[1911-1986] He was vicar of Liversedge before becoming Vicar of Lightcliffe [1955-1972]

White, Frederick
[1883-1917] Born in Diss, Norfolk.

He was employed by Wilson's Bobbin Mill, Cornholme / a Reservist with 12 years' service.

In [Q1] 1913, he married Hilda Emma Greenwood in Todmorden.


  1. Kenneth G. [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 424 Burnley Road, Lydgate, Todmorden
  • Bury, Lancashire

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Sergeant with C Battery 331st Brigade with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action [16th October 1917].

He was buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium [I H 50].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on Cornholme War Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Harley Wood

White, Gerald

In [Q4] 1912, he married Mary Jane Wood in Halifax.

They lived at 12 Prospect Place, Shelf Moor Road, Shelf.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with D Company 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 12th December 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [4], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

White, Harry
[1881-1916] Born in Shipley.

He was a brewer's waggoner [1911] / employed by Thomas Ramsden & Son Limited at Stone Trough Brewery

In 1903, he married Emily Jowett [1882-19??] in Halifax.

Emily was born in Halifax


  1. Phyllis [b 1904]
  2. Harold [b 1906]

The family lived at 29 Wilfred Street, Halifax [1911, 1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [17th October 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 246th (West Riding) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He went to France [April 1915].

He died of wounds [13th July 1916].

He was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France [III E 20]

White, Rev Henry
[18??-1???] In June 1875, Reynolds's Newspapers announced that, following the death of Rev Charles Musgrave,
Mr Disraeli offered the living of Halifax to Rev Henry White MA chaplain in ordinary to the Queen and the Chapel Royal Savoy. Mr White was some time chaplain to the House of Commons

2 months later, the paper announced that Rev Francis Pigou had been offered the post

White, Hermon Wheater
[1879-1918] Son of Wheater White.

During World War I, he enlisted in Hull – where he was working – [1914], and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was in France for more than 2 years.

He died of wounds to the leg & foot in Casualty Clearing Station [25th May 1918] (aged 39).

He was buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France [III A 17]

White, J. H.
[18??-19??] Printed the Halifax Comet at the office of the Guardian

White, Rev J. Pemberthy
[18??-19??] Minister at Bolton Brow Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [1905]. He lived at Triangle

White, James
[1847-19??] He lived at Grange Place, Sowerby Bridge.

The Halifax Courier [5th August 1916] described him as

the oldest local man to serve in the Great War

- see George Methuen Smith & Horace Hanson.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He had served 4 months before the Army Doctor discovered that he was

an old man

He pleaded with the authorities to let him remain, but he was discharged with a clean sheet and a good record

White, John
[1764-1817] Originally from Edinburgh. He was Quarter-master in the Halifax 1st Regiment of the local militia

White, Rev John
[1788-1849] Born in Harden, Bingley. Minister of Heywood's Chapel [1820] and Master of Heywood's School [1827] where his brother, Thomas White, was a teacher.

The rifts caused by his predecessor, Rev Robert Harper, were mended and the branch chapel was converted into a cottage and sold.

He married (1) Miss Howitt [1805-1840] from Leeds.


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  2. child
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  4. child
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  6. child

His wife's father ran into financial difficulties and this resulted in reduced circumstances for Mr and Mrs White.

In 1840, he established Northowram Infants' School.

He married (2) Miss Walker from Mirfield.

He approached those who had left Heywood's Chapel during the ministry of Rev Robert Harper, and got them to return to the Chapel.

He sold off pieces of Heywood's old pulpit to raise money for the new Chapel. He was known as King of the Beggars because of the manner in which he raised money for the new Chapel and Sunday School. He was also known as The Steam Preacher because he perspired freely when exerting himself.

He was a founder and first President of The Halifax Total Abstinence Society. He was a founder of the Halifax & District Sunday School Union. He initiated the idea for establishing Northowram Infants' School.

He was buried near the entrance of the Chapel. There is a monument at Northowram

White, John Bazley
[18??-1940] MC.

Aka Jock.

Son of Grace [18??-1933] and John Bazley White [1814-1893] of London.

On 21st May 1927, he married Mary Isabel at St Thomas, Devon.

Mary Isabel was the daughter of Reginald Gervase Alexander, and widow of John Leslie Morton Shaw

They lived in Kent.

He died on active service during World War II

White, Joseph
[1819-1876] Of Halifax.

In [Q3] 1852, he married Mary Ann Ramsden [1829-1872] in Halifax

Joseph died 28th October 1876 (aged 57) 

Mary Ann died 14th August 1872 (aged 43) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1473]

White, Leslie
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1951]. He won caps for Wales while at Halifax

White, Rev Matthew
[1820-1890] From Kirkburton. He was educated at Pickering Academy before becoming minister at Reeth [1850-1872] and chaplain at a Sunderland Cemetery.

He was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Ovenden

White, Monkman
[1835-1875] Born in East Ayton, Scarborough.

He worked as a foreman for farmer George Jackson in Middle Deepdale / a carter / a paper-maker at Booth Wood Paper Mill, Rishworth.

He may have got the job at Rishworth through his brother-in-law, William Mellor.

In 1865, he married (1) Susey Howarth.

Susey was the daughter of Samuel Howarth.

She died 9 months later [January 1866]


In 1866, he married (2) Ann Candler [1838-1???] in Scarborough.

Ann came from Scarborough


  1. Margaret Ann
  2. Thomas John

He was killed at the mill [16th October 1875].

The Inquest is discussed in the Foldout.

He was buried at East Ayton, Scarborough, where there is a monument erected by Mary Mellor, his eldest sister

White, Norman
[1923-1944] Son of Ernest Henry White.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th March 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 601].

His brother Stanley also died in the War

White, Percy
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

White, Percy
[1890-1916] Son of William H. White

Born in Cragg Vale.

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

He died of wounds [24th November 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Greenock Cemetery, Scotland [MMM330].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

White, Rev Philip James
[18??-18??] Methodist New Connexion Minister.

He lived at North Parade, Halifax [1845]

White, Robert P.
[1855-1???] MB.

Born in Wigan. Physician & surgeon at Halifax. Head house surgeon at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1881]

White, Stanley
[1924-1943] Son of Ernest Henry White.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the sloop HMS Chanticleer.

He died 18th November 1943 (aged 19)  when his ship was torpedoed by the German Submarine U-515 off the Azores, with the loss of 28 of her crew of 192. Stephen Thomas Deekes died in the same incident.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [76 3].

His brother Norman also died in the War

White, Stephen
[18??-1???] Partner in Stringer & White and then White & Stringer.

In 1879, the partnership was dissolved when John Stringer suffered ill-health.

White continued the business as Stephen White. He had a shop with offices and show-room at 20 Broad Street, Halifax [1881]

White, Sylvester
[1894-1918] Son of Ada & Tom White of 21 Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 6th January 1918 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [108-111]

White, Thomas
[1???-18??] Brother of Rev John White.

He was Master of Heywood's School [1827]. He did the work with the understanding that his brother was responsible. During this time, his wife's niece, Mary Ann Ogden died at the school

White, Wheater
[1848-1907] Born in Allerton.

He was a farmer in Wilsden [1881] / an oil merchant at Stead Street, Halifax [1905] / a town Councillor in Halifax [1907].

In 1876, he married Sarah Sophia Newton [1852-1???] in Bradford.

Sarah Sophia came from Leeds


  1. Jessie Muriel [b 1876]
  2. Nora Sophia [b 1878] who married Roger Thomas
  3. Hermon Wheater White

The family lived at

White, William Henry

In [Q3] 1887, he married Mary Ann Wooldridge [18??-1???] in Todmorden.


  1. Percy

The family lived at 27 Wyke Lane, Bailiff Bridge

White, William John
[1895-1916] Son of John White of Derby Delph, Rishworth.

Born in Hawkhurst, Kent.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy.

He served on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary which blew up at the Battle of Jutland [31st May-1st June 1916], with the loss of 1,266 of her crew of 1,284.

He died 31st May 1916 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [20]


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

Unattached BMDs for White:

Marriages 1907, 1937; Death 1900

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