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

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

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Rev A. J. Davies [18??-19??]
Rev Alfred Davies [18??-18??]
Rev David Burwyn Davies [18??-19??]
Rev David Scourfield Davies [1913-19??]
Edward Davies [1880-1916]
Rev Edwin Davies [18??-19??]
Enoch Davies [1883-1914]
Esther Davies [18??-1879]
Fred Davies [1827-1916]
G. B. Davies [18??-18??]
Rev Harry Gordon Davies [18??-19??]
Rev Hugh Noel Conway Davies [1892-1959]
Rev J. G. Davies [18??-19??]
James Davies [1826-1912]
James Davies [1881-19??]
John Davies [1857-1929]
L. C. Davies [1???-191?]
Peter Davies [1855-1896]
Rev Richard Davies [1804-1885]
Robert Boyle Davies [1811-1852]
S. M. Davies [1???-19??]
Thomas Davies [1831-1906]
Thomas Davies [1892-1919]
Thomas Campbell Davies [1833-1859]
Victor W. Davies [18??-191?]
Rev W. D. Davies [18??-19??]
Rev W. S. Davies [19??-19??]
William Davies [1882-1916]
William, T. Davies [18??-19??]
Rev William Taliesin Davies [1849-1933]

Davies, Rev A. J.
[18??-19??] Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1915-1917]

Davies, Rev Alfred
[18??-18??] Curate at Coley [1861]

Davies, Rev David Burwyn
[18??-19??] Pastor at Lee Mount Baptist Church [December 1899-November 1905].

He lived at Brackenbed Grange [1905]

Davies, Rev David Scourfield
[1913-19??] He served at Rhymney before becoming Curate at Brighouse [1947-1949]. He left to serve at Upperthong, at Lockwood and at Kirkburton

Davies, Edward
[1880-1916] Son of Mrs Mary Ann Davies of Horsehay, Shropshire.

Born in Wellington, Shropshire.

He was a member of the Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 3rd September 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D], on the Memorial at Todmorden Town Hall, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Davies, Rev Edwin
[18??-19??] MA.

From Newfoundland.

In 1887, he was appointed lecturer at Halifax Parish Church [1887-1957] and Curate at Halifax Parish Church with charge of Southowram Bank Mission Church.

In 1892, he was appointed Assistant Organising Secretary of the English Church Union for the Diocese of Ripon & Wakefield.

He was appointed vicar of Low Moor, Bradford [until he resigned in 1937]

Davies, Enoch

He was a mechanic at Trafalgar Mills, Halifax / a regular soldier (with 3 years' service).

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Herenthage in the first Battle of Ypres [11th November 1914] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [59], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Davies, Esther
[18??-1879] A domestic servant at Bradford.

In 1879, she had been seduced and found herself pregnant. At the recommendation of William Booth, a Halifax innkeeper, she went to Ann Helliwell, a Halifax herbalist, who

performed an operation upon her, which resulted fatally

Bradford magistrates committed them both for trial; Helliwell on a charge of murder and Booth on a charge of being accessory before the fact

Davies, Fred
[1827-1916] Son of John Davies.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 10th March 1916 (aged 89).

He is remembered on the family grave at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Illingworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Davies, G. B.
[18??-18??] Tailor, draper and outfitter at 15-16 Northgate, Halifax [1866].

An advertisement for the business in 1865 announced that they were

The SOLE AGENT in Halifax for the

Davies, Rev Harry Gordon
[18??-19??] He was vicar of Dawley Parva, Lichfield before being appointed Vicar of Rastrick [1937]

Davies, Rev Hugh Noel Conway
[1892-1959] MM.

Known as Noel.

Son of Rev William Taliesin Davies.

He intended to become a doctor, but World War I prevented him completing his studies. He served with the Royal Fusiliers. He received the Military Medal and bar for his medical services during which he saved many lives. It is likely that his experiences led him to a career in the church rather than in medicine.

He was curate at Ossett before becoming Vicar of Hartshead [1936-1956]. In 1956, he was appointed rector of Teversall.

In 1924, he married Ruby Williams in Pembroke.

He became known as Hugh Noel Conway-Davies and made his will in that name

Davies, Rev J. G.
[18??-19??] Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1927-1938]. He had a joint ministry with Highroad Well Chapel

Davies, James
[1826-1912] Born in Todmorden.

He was a sawyer [1848, 1851] / a circular sawyer [1861] / a grocer [1871, 1880]

In 1848, he married Hannah Beaumont [1827-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah, of Stansfield, was the daughter of John Beaumont, a shopkeeper

She was a tailor [1861]



  1. William Beaumont [b 1850]
  2. Alphonso [b 1852]
  3. Peter

The family lived at

  • 23 Charlie Place, Ardwick, Manchester [1861]
  • Millwood, Stansfield [1871, 1851]

He died in Todmorden [December 1912]

Davies, James
[1881-19??] Son of Peter Davies.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a baker's apprentice [1901] / a confectioner [1905] / landlord of the Bay Horse, Cross Stone [1911, 1917]

In 1905, he married Edith, daughter of Samuel Starkie at Cross Stone Church.


  1. Harry [b 1907]
  2. Jack [b 1910]

Davies, John
[1857-1929] He was Manager of the Illingworth Co-Op.

In 1878, he married Hannah Bancroft [1855-1897] in Halifax.


  1. Arthur Gladstone [b 1880] who went to live in the USA
  2. Fred who died in World War I
  3. Mary
  4. Jane
  5. Edith Gertrude [1896-1922]

The family lived at 89 Keighley Road, Illingworth [1916].

Hannah died 16th June 1897 (aged 42)  - some time after giving birth to daughter Edith Gertrude.

John died 29th August 1929 (aged 72).

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

Davies, L. C.
[1???-191?] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Davies, Peter
[1855-1896] Son of James Davies.

Born in Ardwick, Manchester.

He was a pupil teacher [1871] / a clerk [1880] / an auctioneer's clerk [1881] / a grocer [1891]

In 1880, he married Mary Clegg [1858-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of Lob Mill, was born in Thormanby, the daughter of farm bailiff Henry Clegg


  1. James

The family lived at

  • 45 Millwood, Stansfield [1891]
  • 3 Meadow Bottom Terrace, Stansfield [1881]

Davies, Rev Richard
[1804-1885] Born in Shropshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1858]

Davies, Robert Boyle
[1811-1852] BA.

Born in Cork, Ireland [24th September 1811].

He was Curate at Todmorden Parish Church [1852].

He married Bessy R. [1813-18??].

Bessy was born in Kerry, Ireland


  1. Boyle Townsend (Davies) [1841-1854]

The family lived at Stansfield Cottage, Stansfield [1851].

He died in Todmorden [28th May 1852].

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Davies, S. M.
[1???-19??] Deacon of Southowram [1939]

Davies, Thomas
[1831-1906] A Halifax pedlar. He was a character known as Father Christmas. He was found dead in an outhouse on 14th November 1906

Davies, Thomas
[1892-1919] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force.

He died in Park Lane Military Hospital, Wakefield [15th January 1919] (aged 27).

He was buried at St Helen's Churchyard, Sandal Magna, Wakefield [8 724].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Davies, Thomas Campbell
[1833-1859] An overlooker at the Whitworths' Lee Mill.

He married Unknown.


  1. child

The family lived at Lower Wade Street, Halifax [1859].

On 21st July 1859, he ordered John Hughes to do work which he had not done before and which did not suit him, saying that he must do the work or leave. Hughes left, telling a fellow workman that

he would warm Davies the first time he met him in the street

The two men later met in Jail Lane. Hughes picked up a stone and threw it at Davies, hitting him on the side of the head. Davies died next morning at home.

Hughes was charged with manslaughter.

Davies was known to be tyrannical as an overlooker, and was disliked by his colleagues

Davies, Victor W.
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Davies, Rev W. D.
[18??-19??] Curate at Illingworth [1935], Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1936], and Vicar of Clifton [1940-1946]

Davies, Rev W. S.
[19??-19??] BA, BD, STM.

He was at Manchester before becoming Minister at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1939-1958]

Davies, William
[1882-1916] Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of the Perseverance Lodge of Oddfellows / a warehouseman (fustian) [1911] / employed by J. & R. Redman Limited.

On 13th August 1904, he married Hannah Rebecca Sykes [1881-1966] at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Hannah Rebecca was born in Todmorden.

She was a cotton spinner [1911]



  1. Doris [b 1905]
  2. Jack [1907-1992]
  3. Emily [1910-1983]

The family lived at 14 Churchill Street, Lydgate, Todmorden [1911].

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 12th March 1916.

He was buried at the Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue [I B 19].

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

Davies, William, T.
[18??-19??] Aka Will. Player with Halifax RLFC [1909-1912]. He won caps for Wales and for Great Britain while at Batley and Halifax

Davies, Rev William Taliesin
[1849-1933] MA.

Born in Conwy, Caernarfonshire, Wales.

He was educated at Jesus College Oxford and was ordained at Ripon before becoming Curate at Illingworth [1877-1879].

He was a member of Illingworth St Mary's Cricket Club, and was a popular player.

After the death of Rev William Gillmor, the parishioners petitioned Dr Pigou to appoint Rev Davies as his successor, but Pigou appointed Rev George Oldacres.

Rev Davies left in 1879 and went on to be curate at Oswestry, curate at Ruabon, and rector of Llanfynydd, Flintshire (where his predecessor had served for 46 years).

In 1884, he married Marie Helen [1857-1894] in Martley, Worcestershire.

Marie Helen – née Mary Helen – was the daughter of James Morris of Oswestry


  1. Gwendoline Marie [1885-1934] who married Mr Kinge in the USA
  2. Dorothy Constance Wynne [1890-1979] who never married
  3. Edith Winifred / Freda [1891-1962] who never married
  4. Noel
  5. Helen Victoria [1894-1981] who married [1927] Rev Hugh John Williams [1890-1978] from North Wales
  6. William Cecil

He died in Llanfynydd


Davies surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Davies, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Davies:

Marriages 1907, 1911, 1913

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