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Yate House, Midgley
Owners and tenants have included

Yates's: A. Yates & Company
Bristle merchants established at Boothtown by Arthur Yates. Recorded in 1905. There was a fire at their brushworks on 23rd June 1909

Yates, Alfred
[1854-19??] He was a commercial traveller (machinery) [1911].

In [Q1] 1882, he married Hannah Kelsey in Halifax.

Hannah was born in Hipperholme, the daughter of
William Kelsey


  1. Elizabeth Ann
  2. Alfred Theodore [1886-1978] who was an iron turner (engineering) [1911]
  3. Beatrice Olive [1890-1890]
  4. Oswald [1892-1913] who was a fitter (engineering) [1911]
  5. Frederic Kelsey [1899-1958]

The family lived at

  • 1 Carr Terrace, Midgley [1891]
  • 129 Thorn Terrace, Midgley [1901]
  • 20 Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Alfred disappears from the local electoral rolls in 1915.

Hannah died 7th October 1904 (aged 54).

She & other members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Yates's: Alfred Yates & Company
Machine tool makers and woodworkers at Luddenden Mill in the mid-1800s. Recorded in 1905

Yates, Arthur
[18??-19??] He established A. Yates & Company.

He married Mary. They lived at 12 Chester Road, Boothtown [1905]

Yates, David
[1830-1903] Of Brighouse Station.

Born in Salford.

On 11th January 1852, he married Sarah Gunton [1823-1895] in Manchester.


  1. William Pearson [1853-1949]
  2. Charles Henry [1854-1916]
  3. Mary Emily [1856-1857]
  4. Frederick Herbert [1858-1929]
  5. Arthur George [1860-1932]
  6. Alfred Ernest [1861-1862]
  7. Fanny Louisa [1863-1932]

The children are remembered on a headstone at St Martin's Church, Brighouse. The stone is [2013] leaning against the north wall of the Church

David died in Camberwell, London [28th February 1903]

Yates, Elizabeth Ann
[1883-19??] Aka Lizzie.

Daughter of Alfred Yates.

Born in Luddenden.

She emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada [June 1908].

In Canada, she had several occupations and appeared on the stage under the name of Elsie Kelsey.

On 8th September 1910, she married Harry Humphreys [18??-19??] in Manhattan, New York.

The couple were known as the Kelsey Kids.

In 1911, they made a $10,000 bet with the New York Polo Magazine to walk round the world.

They travelled 1,000 miles in the United States, 1,500 miles in Canada, 275 miles in Labrador, and 1,100 miles in Newfoundland before leaving for Europe.

In 1912, Harry abandoned the walk in Europe.

There are no reports of the couple being together after 1912.

At the outbreak of World War I, Lizzie was in Paris when she gave up the walk.

In 1924, she visited her father in Stockport, Cheshire and then returned to Winnipeg using her maiden name, Elizabeth Ann Yates on the voyage.

On 30th October 1959, when she was 76 years old, she submitted a Naturalization Petition in Miami, Florida under the name of Elizabeth Norman, stating that she was born 21st April 1883 in Halifax, and that she arrived in the USA in 1945 by train from Canada.

She also states that, on 3rd October 1919, she married Harry Norman (who was born in Dresden, Germany), in Galveston, Texas.

Lizzie's great-nephew David Marcer tells me that

Lizzie continued to live in the USA, and visited relatives in Sheffield from time to time. She died as Mrs Lizzie Norman many years later, in Florida

Yates, George
[18??-19??] Landlord of the Weston Hotel, Halifax [1903, 1905]

In [Q1] 1878, he married Mary Ann Fawcett in Halifax.


  1. Arthur [1880-1903] who was a clerk [1903]

Son Arthur was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Yates, George
[1837-1892] He was (possibly) landlord of the Old King Cross Inn, Halifax [1881] / landlord of the Plummet Line, Halifax [1891].

He married Elizabeth

After his death, Elizabeth took over at the Plummet Line [1894]

Yates, Harry
[1889-1916] Son of Emma (née Horsfall) & Samuel Henry Yates.

Born in Rastrick.

In 1914, he married Elsie Willis in Huddersfield.

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

He died 7th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B]

Yates, Jonas
[1833-1872] Born in Cleckheaton.

He was the first editor of the Brighouse & Rastrick Chronicle [1859] / a printer employing 1 boy [1861] / a letterpress printer at Commercial Street, Brighouse [1863] / printer compositor [1871]

In 1855, he married Ellen Nortcliffe [1834-1866] from Huddersfield, in Halifax.


  1. George Herbert [b 1857]
  2. Frank [b 1858]

Both children were printer compositors [1871].

The family lived at

See John Hartley

Yates, Nick
[19??-] Sometime Brighouse Councillor.

Partner in Kershaw's Garden Centre.

See Yates's Seed Merchants

Yates, Rufus
[1897-1917] Son of Grace Elizabeth & Harry Yates of 1 Paradise, Midgley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.

He died 3rd December 1917 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich [IV G 8].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Yates, Sarah Jane
[1819-1910] Daughter of Joseph Brooks Yates of Liverpool.

Educationalist and teacher.

In 1859, she married Samuel Fielden.

She took an interest in educational methods for younger children and was involved in education at Centre Vale School which her husband rebuilt.

In 1874, she was a member of the first School Board for Todmorden.

She founded the Fielden Chair of Education at Manchester University.

In 18??, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Manchester University for her support of the Education Department

Yates's Seed Merchants
In 1928, the Leeds company – Samuel Yates Limited – bought into Slead Syke Nurseries, Brighouse.

Kershaw's Garden Centre – now run by the Yates family – still stands in Halifax Road, Brighouse.

Members of the family moved to Australia and set up a similar business there. This was recently taken over by Japanese partners but carries on the Yates name.

See Nick Yates

Yeadon & Mitchell
Hay dealers at Halifax.

In February 1890, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Yeadon, George H.
[1815-1872] Of Halifax.

He married Sarah.


  1. Edward [1844-1872]
  2. Sarah Emma [1846-1863]
  3. Mary [1847-1858]
  4. Clara [1855-1870]

George died 10th August 1872 (aged 57).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 528]

Yeadon, Tom
[1831-1865] A labourer at Brighouse.

In 1852, he married Martha Oldfield.


  1. Elizabeth [b 1860]

The family lived at Mill Lane, Brighouse [1861].

Shortly after Christmas 1865, he got into a drunken fight with Joe Womersley at the Royal Hotel, Brighouse. The scene calmed down and Yeadon left. He later complained of chest pains and became delirious. He died on 31st December 1865.

Womersley was a strong man, but no charges of murder were brought.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Yeat House, Halifax
Mentioned as being the property of William Dean

Yeates, George
[1835-1871] Landlord of the White Horse, Halifax [1871, 1874]

Yeathouse, Halifax
Estate in Blackledge which is mentioned in Bates's Gift bequest. The property was owned by Sir Watts Horton

Yeld, Horace Parr
[1847-1913] LRCP, LRCS.

Born in Carlisle [11th September 1847].

He was educated at Rugby Preparatory School & Glasgow University.

He entered the Indian Medical Service [1874]. He served in the Second Afghan War [1878-1880]. He was medical officer for the 15th Bengal Cavalry [for 9 years]. He was Deputy Assay Master of the Calcutta and Bombay Mints.

He retired as Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel [1894].

In [Q3] 1891, he married Edith Annie in Halifax.

Edith Annie was the daughter of Richard Bracken and widow of Colonel Arthur Farrar

He lived at Brearley Hall, Luddendenfoot [1902].

Yelland, Frank
[1873-1924] Born in Horbury.

He was Stationmaster at Luddendenfoot in the early 1900s.

In 1897, he married Annetta Ingham [1874-19??] from Soothill, in Wakefield.


  1. Victor [b 1898]
  2. Frank [b 1900]
  3. Mary [1900-1982]
  4. Ronald [b 1904]
  5. Dorothy Irene [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 24 Back Commercial Road, Dewsbury [1901]
  • Station House, Eastwood, Todmorden [1911]

Yellow Birch, Warley
Yellow Birch and White Birch appear on maps produced in 1854

Yellow, Tom

In [Q2] 1911, he married Edith Bastow in Pontefract.

They lived at 12 Rhodes Terrace, Caddyfield, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 13th April 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Ebblinghem Military Cemetery [I A 15].

In [Q2] 1919, Edith married Frederick E. Hood in Halifax.

Yellowley, Rev John Miller
[1901-19??] BA.

Born at Tynemouth. Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1944].

In 1947, he married Elsie Collins at Pontefract

Yeoman clothier

Yeoman, Rev William
[1837-1921] Son of Ann (née Hobson) [1813-1838] & Horatio Nelson Yeoman [1813-1868], plumber & glazier.

Born in Otley.

He was Minister at Bethel Chapel, Brighouse [1874].

In 1867, he married Mary Billing [1844-1925] in Leek, Staffordshire.


  1. Amy [b 1876]
  2. Thomas Nelson [b 1877]
  3. Winifred [b 1879]
  4. William Arthur [b 1881]
  5. Mary Margaret [b 1887]

He died in St Asaph Denbighshire [2nd November 1921]

Yew Cottage, Lightcliffe
Recorded as
near Cliff Hill and Crow Nest

Misses Wall School was here [1837]

Yew House, Hove Edge
Built in the early 20th century on the land around Hugh House Farm

Yew Mount, Hove Edge
The former barn of Hugh House Farm was built about 1908.

Owners and tenants have included

Yew Tree, Hartshead
Leeds Road. A timber-framed house

Yew Tree House, Southowram
Law Lane. Aka Yew Tree House Farm.

In 1854, it is recorded opposite the site of Withinfields School.

The Farrar family of Southowram wanted the stone from the land on which the house stood and had the house rebuilt further south along Law Lane.

Yew House Quarry later occupied the site of the house [1893].

Owners and tenants have included

Yew Tree, Illingworth
An early name for Maude House, Illingworth

Yew Trees, Lightcliffe
26-acre part of the Shibden Hall estate.

See Yew Trees, Lightcliffe

Yew Trees, Lightcliffe
St Giles Road. 16th century timber-framed house cased in stone in the 17th century.

The house was built for the Thorpe family, including John and James Thorpe.

In 1647, Jeremy Thorpe sold the house to Thomas Lister, and it became a part of the Shibden Hall estate.

Owners and tenants have included

A part was rebuilt in 1830.

It is now 2 dwellings.

See Whitley Charity and Thomas Whitley

Yew Trees, Ovenden
Ovenden Wood. House built by James Murgatroyd and dated IM 1643. A yew tree once stood in the grounds

Yew Trees, Southowram
13 Law Lane.

The Farrar family of Southowram wanted the stone from the land opposite the site of Withinfields School on which Yew Tree House stood and had the house rebuilt here, further south along Law Lane. The new site was previously quarried and had to be filled in before rebuilding could start.

2 houses appear in the records: Yew Tree House and Yew Tree Lodge. These stood behind Mount Pleasant.

Owners and tenants have included

The property was demolished in 2005 and the Miners Way housing development built on the site

Yew Trees, Sowerby Bridge
17th century house

Yewdall, Joseph
[1866-1938] He was an iron turner [1901] / landlord of the White Horse, Luddendenfoot [1901] / landlord of the White Horse, Triangle [1927-1931]

Yewdall, Rev Zachariah
[1751-1830] Born in Eccleshill.

He was brought up as a Quaker, and was keenly interested in religion from an early age.

He converted to Methodism in 1771, and collected money to build a chapel in Eccleshill.

In 1779, he began as travelling preacher. He kept diaries, two of which are in Rylands Methodist Archives.

He was a friend and disciple of John Wesley.

After many postings, his health began to fail, and he was posted supernumerary Methodist minister at Halifax [1820].

On 28th July 1823, he, Rev Joshua Fearnside, Rev John Heap, Rev Jagger, Rev John James, Rev Edward B. Lloyd, 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 Yewdall received several contusions on the head.

In 1829, he was supernumerary at Woodhouse Grove School.

He died in Halifax [3rd February 1830]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £4,000


York County Saving Bank
The bank was established on 13th July 1816.

In 18??, the bank occupied the Hall End building which is now occupied by Lloyds Bank

York Restaurant, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 at York Buildings, Halifax when the proprietor was George Whitley & Son

York stone
Aka Elland stone. Sandstone used widely in the construction of many local buildings, such as Halifax Town Hall and many other buildings in other parts of the country, including Blackpool Tower, the Tower of London, and London Bridge.

See Stone quarrying

York's: W. York & Company
Of Princess Street, Halifax.

Question: The photograph shows the top of a large stone bottle. Can anyone tell me anything about Mr York or about the company? What did they do? Brewers? Bottlers?


Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Yorkshire Anthem
See On Ilkley moor baht 'at

Yorkshire Archæological Society
Established in 1863, originally to study and preserve antiquities in the Huddersfield area.

Special interest groups cover Local history, Family history, Industrial history, Aerial photography, Prehistory, Mediæval, and Roman antiquities.

See Sir George John Armytage, Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge Graveyard, Dr Ely Wilkinson Crossley, Flat Head, Soyland, Hugh Percy Kendall and Wakefield Court Rolls

Yorkshire Artificial Silk Company Limited
In 1932, there was a fraud case at the Old Bailey, London concerning the sale of the company's Brighouse Mills. 3 men – engineer John Alfred Lofthouse of Holly Bank, Brighouse, agent George Wilson Turner of Reigate, and solicitor Laurence Percy Ratcliffe of Shipley - were charged with fraud when they sold for £62,500, the mills which they had bought for £18,000. The prospectus for the sale had claimed that the mills had been valued at £75,227.

The jury found Ratcliffe Not Guilty. Lofthouse and Turner were found Guilty and sentenced to 3 years' penal servitude

Yorkshire Association
A group formed in 1779 to campaign for economic reform during the American War of Independence

Yorkshire Bank
Originally the Woodside Penny Savings Bank

Yorkshire Bank Limited
Evolved from the Yorkshire Penny Savings Bank.

Local branches include Yorkshire Bank, Waterhouse Street and Yorkshire Bank, Todmorden.

In 1990, it was acquired by the National Australia Bank Group

Yorkshire Bank, Todmorden
Built in 1859. The branch of the Yorkshire Bank stands on the corner of Halifax Road and Rochdale Road

Yorkshire Born
An old saying goes
Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bread,
strong i' th' arm and weak i' th' 'ead

Yorkshire Challenge Cup
Aka T'owd Tin Pot. Rugby trophy.

In 1878, Halifax Rugby Club became the first ever winners of the Cup. They subsequently won it a further 4 times: 1886, 1888, 1893, 1894.

Sowerby Bridge Rugby Union Team won the Yorkshire Cup [22nd April 1899] by beating Alverthorpe after a replay. Both matches were played in Keighley.

Mytholmroyd won the cup [1900]

See Arthur Habergham and James Ellis Knowles

Yorkshire Coat of Arms
It is said that the Yorkshire Coat of Arms comprises

  • A fly [which will drink with anyone]
  • A flea [which will eat with anyone]
  • A magpie [which will talk with anyone]
  • A flitch of bacon [which is no use until it is hung]

See Yorkshire Coat of Arms

Yorkshire College
Educational establishment which became Leeds University

Yorkshire Cordial Company
Cordial manufacturers recorded in 1905 at Foster Lane / Nutclough.

See James Hartley

Yorkshire Cotton Operatives Association
Recorded in 1917 at Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge when John Bates was secretary

The Yorkshire Daily Observer
Recorded in 1905 at 3 Southgate Chambers, Halifax when the manager was Radcliffe Rushworth.

See Henry William Harwood

Yorkshire Day
The 1st of August – Lammas – was established as Yorkshire Day by the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1975, the year after the ridings and the county boundaries were reorganised as a consequence of the Local Government Act [1972].

The 1st August was the anniversary of the Battle of Minden in 1759

Yorkshire Declaration
875 AD declared the continued existence of the 3 Yorkshire Ridings and the City of York

Yorkshire Dialect Society
See Charles Crossland

Yorkshire Doubling Company
Cotton-doubling business established by Mitchell Brothers at Thorpe Mill, Triangle around 1912

Yorkshire fat rascal

Yorkshire Film Archive

Yorkshire fitting
A soldered coupling for copper pipes

Yorkshire fog
Aka Velvet grass. A grass – holcus lanatus – which grows on waste ground and poor soil

Yorkshire Forward
The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Development Agency – known as Yorkshire Forward – was created in April 1999 with the aim of revitalising the region's economy. The organisation combined the work of the Yorkshire & Humberside Development Agency, English Partnerships, Regional Supply Network, the Government Office for Yorkshire & Humber, and the Rural Development Commission.

In 2003, as a part of a regeneration project, they commissioned what turned out to be yet another fatuous design – this time by Professor Will Allsop – for a revamped Piece Hall.

Yorkshire Glory Lodge 93 United Free Gardeners
Lightcliffe friendly society [Number 2607] recorded in 1898, when their registration was cancelled (under the Friendly Societies Act [1896]) 

Yorkshire Grace
This is said to be
God bless us all an mek us able
T' eyt all t' stuff 'at's on this table

Yorkshire Heavy Woollen District Transport Company
Public bus service which serviced the Heavy Woollen District

The Yorkshire Hero
A champion pedigree boar.

An advertisement of 1908 announced

The Yorkshire Hero


is kept at
Inchfield Gardens, WALSDEN

and will serve limited number of approved sows

Yorkshire, High Sheriff of
Those who have held the office include

See Sheriff

Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited
A consortium of about a dozen dyeing businesses in the Yorkshire area.

The Longbottom family were instrumental in setting up the Yorkshire Indigo, Scarlet & Colour Dyers Limited, a consortium of about a dozen dyeing businesses in the Yorkshire area. The firm they established in Birstall, J. & J. Longbottom, was one of the founding members in 1899 – see Henry Longbottom.

At the end of the 19th century, they merged with the business of the Pollard family.

The Scarlet cloth was used for miltary uniforms.

See Indigo

Yorkshire-Lancashire border
Until 1st January 1888, the county border ran through the centre of Todmorden. When the border was changed, Todmorden came within the West Riding of Yorkshire.

At Todmorden, the true county border between Yorkshire and Lancashire is the River Calder from the town centre to Cornholme, where the border then runs up Bedwater Clough. Southwards from the town centre, the border runs under the Town Hall, along Walsden Water, and then turning at Swineshead Clough into the Pennines. The border follows the true river course, not the diverted course which was constructed in the 1830s.

In Well Lane, Todmorden, there is a stone fixed to the wall of the churchyard of Christ Church which reads

Yorkshire & Lancashire parteth here

Todmorden Cricket Club stands astride the border.

See Paul Clough, Todmorden, Pudsey Clough, Todmorden and Todmorden & Lancashire

Yorkshire Life
A glossy magazine about Yorkshire in general. You may find articles relating to Halifax and Calderdale amongst the interminable photographs of pretentious jolly people in bow ties and evening dress

The Yorkshire Master Cotton Spinners & Doublers Association Limited
Recorded in 1917 at 12 Belvoir Gardens, Skircoat Green Road, Halifax when Albert Hinchliffe was secretary.

This was described as comprising 41 firms engaged in preparing, spinning, doubling and weaving a wide variety of plain, fancy and coloured cotton yarns for the home and export trades

Yorkshire Mixtures
Mixed sweets – including pear drops, herbal voice tablets and fruity fish – produced by Dobson's Sweet Factory.

Thomas John Dobson is said to have been inspired to produce his Yorkshire Mixture when he slipped and scattered a tray of boiled sweets on the floor

Yorkshire Motor Car Manufacturing Company Limited
Established at Hipperholme by R. Reynold-Jackson in the late 19th century.

See Buckton & Brown

Yorkshire Motto
Hear all, see all, say nowt
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
and if tha' ever does owt for nowt,
Allus do it for thissen
An alternative version:
Hear all, see all, say nowt
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt
And if 'ere tha' does owt for nowt
Mek shor tha does it for thissen

Yorkshire, MPs for

Yorkshire Penny Bank
Established in 1859.

The bank absorbed Edward Akroyd's Woodside Penny Savings Bank.

Edmund Minson Wavell was one of the original guarantors.

By 1892, the bank had 71 branches in the district.

These included

See Halifax Mechanics' Institution Penny Savings Bank, Halifax National School, Halifax Parish Savings Bank and Alfred Ramsden

Yorkshire Penny Bank: Brighouse
The Brighouse branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank superseded the Brighouse & District General & Penny Savings Bank there

Yorkshire Penny Bank: Halifax
The Yorkshire Penny Bank building on Waterhouse Street, was designed by William Belton Perkin. The branch opened in 1886.

New premises were built on the same site as the 1886 building.

The branch opened on 1st December 1935.

In May 2009, it was one of a number of local Art Deco buildings which were considered for listing

Yorkshire Penny Bank: Sowerby Bridge
Tuel Lane (now Tower Hill). A branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank.

Opened in 1???.

Closed in ????.

It became the Calder Bank Pub

Yorkshire Penny Savings Bank
Evolved from the West Riding of Yorkshire Provident Society & Penny Savings Bank. By 1884, the bank had 955 branches.

It subsequently became the Yorkshire Bank Limited

Yorkshire Petition
Around 1734, Yorkshire had 2 representatives in Parliament. In the election, the results were

  • Sir Miles Stapylton: 7,896
  • Cholmley Turner: 7,879
  • Sir Rowland Winn: 7,699
  • Hon. Mr Wortley: 5,898
Although there was no reason for any suspicion, Sir Rowland Winn raised a petition against the results for Sir Miles Stapylton. The expense and trouble which this caused was very unpopular. When the petition was dropped there was great rejoicing and celebration

Yorkshire Pudding
This is a popular savoury food eaten with roast beef, on its own with gravy, or as a dessert with jam

Yorkshire's Queen of Song
Popular name for Mrs Susan Sunderland

Yorkshire Regiment

Yorkshire Rider Club, Halifax

Yorkshire Ridings Society
Formed in 1975 with the intent of reinstating the three ridings. The society established Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Ripper
The popular name for Peter Sutcliffe who was found guilty of a series of murders of women in and around the district in 1981

Yorkshire Roads Club, Elland
Recorded in 1876

Yorkshire rose
The white rose of York was adopted as the badge of the House of York during the Wars of the Roses. The rival House of Lancaster chose the red rose

The Yorkshire Show
The agricultural show was held at Savile Park, Halifax in:

  • 3rd August 1882
  • - bad weather disrupted the preparations
  • 1906
  • 1908
  • 18/19/20th July 1928: Total attendance 82,477; record attendance on second day of 52,003; it made a profit of over £5,000

See Halifax Agricultural Show

Yorkshire Tail
English bell-ropes have a tufted end or tail – known as the sally – to form a comfortable grip. The length of the tail must be adjusted to suit the ringer. It was once a distinctive feature of Yorkshire ropes to provide about 15 inches of additional tufting to make a comfortable tail on the rope, instead of doubling it back and passing it several times through its own strands, as is done in southern parts of the country

Yorkshire Trade
The cloth trade in 18th century Yorkshire, where individuals would buy or grow the wool for themselves, use this to weave the cloth, dye this and sell it to their customers or at a cloth hall.

See Dual economy

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

Yorkshire Windpower
A joint venture between Powergen Renewables and EPRL. They erected the wind farm at Ovenden Moor

Yorkshire women

Yorkshire Yarn Dyers
See Smith Bulmer & Company Limited

Youd, Robert
[1811-18??] Son of Thomas Youd.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wool stapler [1851] / a wool stapler employing 3 men & 2 boys [1861].

He and brother Thomas Watkin were partners in Thomas Youd.

On 2nd December 1841, he married Elizabeth Wainhouse.

Elizabeth was born in Halifax, the daughter of Robert Wainhouse


  1. Mary [b 1847] who married Benjamin Walter Shaw
  2. Edith [b 1848] who married James Hudson Hartley
  3. Eliza [b 1850]
  4. Jane Wright (Youd) [b 1852]

The family lived at

  • 8 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 8 Upper Bond Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 6 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was mother-in-law Mary Wainhouse .

Elizabeth died 23rd August 1866 See John French

Youd, Thomas
[17??-18??] He was a woolstapler in Halifax [1801] / at Cheapside, Halifax [1809] / at Cheapside, Halifax [1822] / 6 Cheapside, Halifax [1829] / at Cheapside, Halifax [1834] / in Halifax [1841].

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas Watkin
  2. Sarah Eliza [b 1803]
  3. John [b 1808]
  4. Robert
  5. Jane [bapt 1812]

The family lived at 20 Akeds Road, Halifax [1837]

Youd, Thomas Watkin
[1801-1872] Son of Thomas Youd.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [1801]

He was a woolstapler [1841, 1873, 1851].

He and brother Robert were partners in Thomas Youd.

In 1830, he married Sarah Ann Hardcastle [1806-1848/9] at Manchester Cathedral.


  1. Thomas Watkin [b 1831] who was a woolstapler's assistant [1851]
  2. Martha Ann [1833-1900] who was an English governess in the household of farmer Frederick Parker, at Muscoates, Yorkshire [1871], and who married Dr Cecil Alexander Bindley
  3. Sarah [b 1836]
  4. Jane [b 1842]

The family lived at

Living with the widowed Thomas Watkin and family in 1851 was widowed mother-in-law Sarah Hardcastle [aged 75] born in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

Thomas Watkin [aged 69], annuitant, was a boarder with the Chadwick family at Langley House, Brighouse [1871].

He died in Halifax [1872] aged 70.

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Youd's: Thomas Youd
Woolstaplers and commission agents at Halifax.

Partners included brothers Thomas Watkin Youd and Robert Youd.

The partnership was dissolved in 1867

Youell, Joseph
[1866-1947] Born in Barnsley [16th April 1866].

He was a cotton fustian raiser [1901] / a raiser (fustian) [1911].

On 6th March 1886, he married Susan Carling at Halifax Parish Church.

Susan was born in Cottingham, the daughter of
Robert Carling.

She was a fustian cutter [1901]



  1. Ada Carling [1886-1888]
  2. Maude Phyllis [b 1890] who was a weaver [1911]
  3. Cubert Eric [1892-1939] who was a weaver [1911] and died in Alemeda
  4. child who died young [before 1911]

The family lived at

Living with them in 1911 was nephew Clifford Adshead Carling.

The whole family emigrated to the USA [1923].

They died in Alemeda, California: son Cubert Eric [] (aged 1939); Joseph [27th April 1947]; Susan [6th January 1951]

Youings, Mr
[18??-18??] Or Young. Owner and pilot of the Volunteer balloon

Young & Burrell
Dentists at 32 North Parade, Halifax [1917]. The partnership started between March 1902 and March 1903.

Partners included Isaac Young and William Wallis Burrell.

As Isaac Young had done before, the partners attended at the premises of Misses Ainley at Sowerby Bridge.

An advertisement for the business in 1917 announced

High Class Artificial Teeth

Complete set (Upper or Lower) ONE GUINEA
Single Tooth 2s6d
Advice Free

Young & Company
Packing case and rolling board makers at Hope Packing Case Works, Halifax [1905]

Young, Archibald
[16??-17??] Curate at Cross Stone [1706-1708] and Curate at Sowerby [1708-1710].

He was

thrown out at York by the inhabitants of Sowerby

and became Curate at Haslingden

Young, Arthur
[1897-1918] Son of Joseph Henry Young.

Born in Halifax [18th August 1897]

Baptised at St George's Church, Lee Mount [3rd October 1897].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died in Bradford [1st September 1918] of wounds whilst fighting in France.

He was buried at West Bowling Cemetery, Bradford [K 265]

Young, Barbara
[1936-] Brighouse-born actress. She was educated at Brighouse Girls' Grammar School. She studied at Bradford Civic Theatre School before moving to London in the 1960s. She worked at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop before moving to Paris.

Her TV rôles include Agrippinilla in the BBC TV serial I, Claudius [1975] which was written by her husband, Jack Pulman [19??-1979], Sadie Hargreaves Lloyd in Family Affairs [1998-2005], Doreen Fenwick in Coronation Street [1981, 2007], and Stella in Last of the Summer Wine [2009, 2010].

She has also done stage work, including the original London cast of Stepping Out.

She has 2 daughters, one of whom, Liza, is also an actress

Young, Ernest
[1884-1917] Born in Bramley.

He was employed by Craven, Pearson & Company Limited, Brighouse / a regular soldier with 16 years' service.

In 1904, he married Lilian in Bramley


  1. child
  2. Phyllis [b 1905]
  3. Joseph [b 1907]
  4. William [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 17 Hill Top, Brookfoot Lane [1911]
  • 1 Crest Place, Hove Edge

During World War I, he re-enlisted with the Brighouse Chums [October 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Young, Rev Frank
[1???-1???] Of Woodleigh, Mytholmroyd.

Recorded in 1932, when his aunt, Agnes Decent Young [1847-1932], was buried at Mytholmroyd Wesleyan Methodist Church

Young's: G. E. Young's Universal Radio & Cycle Company
Briggate. It was one of a number of business – along with the Grand Clothing Hall and Thomas Joy – in the building which was erected in 18??

Young, Rev Hamilton
[1863-1943] BA.

Son of Mary Eliza (née Hewitt) & John Young, Clerk in Holy Orders.

Born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

He was educated at Wisbech School and Magdalene College Cambridge / Vicar of Alne, near York / Clerk in Holy Orders at Paddock, Huddersfield [1891].

On 7th October 1891, he married Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Kershaw at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe.


  1. Marcus
  2. Marjory Sophia [1893-1961] who married (1) Arthur Bryan Clay [1890-1948] and (2) Douglas Payne and died in Scarborough
  3. Richard Hamilton [b 1895] who emigrated [1922] to Canada

Kershaw bought the advowson of Alne and gave the living to Young.

In July 1899, he brought an action Young vs Kershaw against his father-in-law, Richard Kershaw.

On 16th May 1900 – Young vs Young – he sought a divorce, accusing his wife of adultery.

In 1901, Sarah and the children were living with her widowed father at Crow Nest, Brighouse

He died of myocardial degeneration and gout at Newton Abbot, Devon [3rd September 1943]

Young, Isaac
[1853-1933] Born in Bonsall, Derbyshire.

He was a builder employing 9 men and 3 boys [in Wakefield 1881] / a dentist (not registered) [1891] / an artificial tooth maker [1901] / a dentist [1902]

In 1902, he had a practice at 30 North Parade, Halifax and he also attended at the premises of Misses Ainley at Sowerby Bridge.

Around 1903, he went into partnership as Young & Burrell.

In 1877, he married Mary Binns [1851-1???] from Wakefield, in Wakefield.


  1. Lilian Evelind [b 1879] who married Mr Burrell

The family lived at

  • Wakefield [1881]
  • 30 North Parade, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1901]
  • Tennyson Bungalow, Hipperholme [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were mother-in-law Sarah Binns [aged 65], and dentists John W. Sharm? [aged 25] and Robert C. Smith [aged 46]

Young, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1882]

Young, Rev John
[1846-1915] Born in Pensnett, near Dudley.

He was minister at Oldham [1867] / minister at several northern and midland towns / a member of the Hanover Circuit stationed at Bethesda United Methodist Chapel, Elland [1882] / Minister at Queens Road United Methodist Chapel [1910] / superintendent minister of the Halifax West Circuit of the United Methodist Church / President of the Halifax Sunday School Union [1914].

In [Q2] 1871, he married (1) Emma Beale Meldrum in Oldham.

Emma Beale was the daughter of Rev Samuel Meldrum


  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter who married Mr Horner
  4. daughter who married Mr Swift
  5. Clarice

Emma died in Bolton [Q1 1894].

In [Q2] 1896, he married (2) Amy Theresa Ozanne in Bolton.

Amy Theresa's were well-known in Bolton & in Guernsey

The family lived at

  • Milton Place, Halifax [1910]
  • 28 Park View, Halifax [1915]

He died 22nd June 1915 (aged 68).

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [H8].

The members and friends at Queens Road United Methodist Chapel erected an obelisk at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden in his memory. A Phillis Ozanne [d 28th May 1915] of Guernsey is also mentioned on the memorial.

Young, John
[1863-1940] Of Halifax [?].

He married Mary [1???-1951].


  1. William [1904-1940]

He died and was buried in Okotoks, Albert, Canada.

There is a memorial to members of the family in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 766]

Young, Joseph Henry
[1873-1???] Born in Leeds

He was a stuff presser [1895].

On 31st March 1895, he married Sarah Elizabeth Hoyle [1873-1924] at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.

Sarah Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Arthur

The family moved from Halifax to Bradford after son Arthur's birth

Young, Judith
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1977-1978]

Young, Dr M.
[18??-19??] He was Medical Officer for Rastrick [1891, 1895]

Young, Marcus Cavendish-Bentinck Kershaw
[1892-1970] Son of Sarah Elizabeth and Rev Hamilton Young.

Born in Pulford, Cheshire.

He was a Captain in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment / a partner in Young Brothers, motor garage.

On 19th November 1938, he married Nellie Hilda Reeve [1897-1997] in Hampstead, London.

They had no children.

He died at Hove. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £4,620

Young, Margaret Keith
[1862-1930] Daughter of Colonel Keith Young, Judge Advocate-General of the Bengal Army and an important figure in the Siege of Delhi.

She married James Argyll Spalding Inglis

Young Men's Mental Improvement Society of Stainland
Recorded in 1843, when their 25 members signed a petition for the repeal of the Corn Laws

Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society
19th century organisation.

See Mutual Improvement Societies and Rev Dr Enoch Mellor

Young, Mr
[18??-1???] In the 1870s, he and Mr Nelson ran Larkhill Academy, Brighouse

Young, Mr

He married Martha

Martha was born in St Peter the Little, York


  1. Jane Wilson Young [b 1841]
  2. Mary [b 1844]

Martha was widowed by 1861.

Martha Hall Young was innkeeper at the Old Cock, Halifax employing 3 men & 3 women [1861].

Jane Wilson Young [b 1841] was innkeeper at the Old Cock, Halifax [1864]

Young, Rawdon Morris
[1893-1916] Son of Kate & Rev E. Morris Young of New Sheldon Vicarage, County Durham.

Born in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 11th August 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No.2 [XL G 2].

He is remembered on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Young, Thomas
[1879-1916] Son of Mary & Isaac Young.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

He died 7th October 1916 (aged 37).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [5D], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Younger, Captain J. R.
[1???-18??] Of Rishworth.

He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845]$2

Younger, Rev Ralph
[1779-1856] Born in Workington, Cumberland [15th December 1779].

He was Vicar at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head for nearly 50 years [1822, 1851] / Headmaster at Rishworth Grammar School [1834, 1845] / Poor Law Guardian for Rishworth [1852]. He was on the committee of the Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company [1845]$2

On 17th March 1808, he married Mary Robertson [1783-1856] in Workington.

Mary was born in Workington, Cumberland


  1. John Robertson [1809-1890]
  2. Thomas [1812-1884]
  3. Martha [1814-1881] who married John Pearson [1815-1845]
  4. Mary [1815-1883]
  5. George [1818] who died in infancy
  6. Charlotte Anne [1822-1889]
  7. Edward Hooper [1824] who died in infancy
  8. Anna Maria [1826-1867]

Mary died 2nd February 1856 (aged 73).

Ralph died 27th November 1856 (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head. There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 120] in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Younger, Rev William
[1???-18??] He was Minister at Deanhead Methodist Chapel [1822]

Youngman, Marshall
[18??-19??] Fine art, antique furniture and old china dealer at 7 Crossley Street, Halifax [1905]

The Yourd family of Halifax

Youths' Temperance Society, Todmorden
Recorded in 1848, when they had their first annual meeting with a tea meeting at the Wesleyan Association School Room in Todmorden

Yull, George Albert Robert

In [Q3] 1942, he married (1) Gladys W. Sykes in Halifax.

Gladys was the daughter of
Alfred Edward Sykes and a great-niece of Canon Watkinson


  1. George
  2. Paul
  3. Angela

During World War II, he served with the RACS and won the Croix de Guerre which was given to him by General Charles de Gaulle on the day when Paris was liberated.

After the war, he went to the Gold Coast where he ran a timber business until the country became independent in 1959.

In the Gold Coast, he started several football clubs, and invited footballer, Stanley Matthews, to do some coaching.

They returned to England and lived in Worthing, where Gladys died.

In 19??, he married (2) Vera [19??-199?] on the Isle of Wight.

He moved to live with his son, George, in Guernsey where he died at the age of 92


© Malcolm Bull 2017 / [email protected]
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