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Fawthrop ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Fawthrop 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.

David Fawthrop [1806-1863]
David Fawthrop [1849-1900]
Edmond Fawthrop [1876-19??]
Francis Fawthrop [1771-1842]
Frederick Fawthrop [1845-1884]
Frederick Thomas Fawthrop [1880-1918]
George Edgar Fawthrop [1865-1938]
Henry Fawthrop [1834-1884]
Henry Fawthrop [1871-1???]
J. Fawthrop [18??-18??]
J. Fawthrop [18??-19??]
James Henry Fawthrop [1852-1912]
John Fawthrop [1817-1855]
John Fawthrop [1851-1918]
John Booth Fawthrop [1851-1890]
John Hirst Fawthrop [1853-1920]
John Staveley Fawthrop [1887-1917]
John T. Fawthrop [1856-19??]
John Thomas Fawthrop [18??-19??]
Dr Joseph Fawthrop [1786-18??]
Joseph Fawthrop [1827-1881]
Seth Fawthrop [1827-1874]
Thomas Fawthrop [1848-1???]
Timothy Fawthrop [1796-1857]
Tom Fawthrop [1884-1937]
Walter Fawthrop [1875-1968]
William Fawthrop [18??-1???]
William Fawthrop [1804-1885]
Willie Fawthrop [1865-1907]
Willie Fawthrop [1894-1964]
Willie Hepworth Fawthrop [1870-1906] 

Fawthrop, David
[1806-1863] Born in Southowram.

He was a delver.

On 4th April 1825, he married Mary Boothman [1807-1857] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Southowram


  1. Joseph

Mary died in Southowram [2nd May 1857].

David died in Southowram [1st June 1863].

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Fawthrop, David
[1849-1900] Son of Seth Fawthrop.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver.

On 16th June 1879, he married Harriet [1850-1914] in Halifax.

Harriet, née Drake, was the widow of Alfred Nettleton

David died at 3 Mount Pleasant, Southowram [23rd April 1900]

Fawthrop, Edmond
[1876-19??] Son of Frederick Fawthrop.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boot rivetter [1899].

On 19th September 1899, he married Amy Gertrude Hanson [1878-1???] at St Augustine's, Halifax

Fawthrop, Francis
[1771-1842] Born in Northowram.

He was a grocer [1841].

He owned land and property in Shelf, Northowram, Causeway End, Queenshead, and Clayton.

On 9th October 1792, he married (1) Alice Drake [1773-1832] in Bradford Parish Church.


  1. Timothy
  2. William
  3. James [1807-1856]
  4. Betty [b 1799] who married (1) Richard Charnock and (2) Thomas Robert Ramsden, carpenter
  5. Harriet who married (1) Abraham Ambler [1???-1856] and (2) Thomas Hodgson
  6. Joseph [b 1794]

Alice died in Queenshead [8th August 1832].

She was buried at General Baptist Chapel, Queensbury [August 1832].

On 3rd July 1834, he married (2) Sarah Nichols in Bradford Parish Church.

Francis died in Queenshead [31st October 1842].

He was buried at General Baptist Chapel, Queensbury [8th November 1842]

Fawthrop, Frederick
[1845-1884] Son of John Fawthrop

He was a partner in Bancroft & Fawthrop.

On 7th January 1869, he married Emily, daughter of John Garnett, in Halifax.


  1. Mary Ann [b 1869]
  2. Henry
  3. Maria [1872-1947]
  4. Anne [1873-1974]
  5. John Garnett [1874-1948]
  6. Edmond
  7. William [b 1877]
  8. Alice [1879-1961] who married Clement Brook
  9. Frederick [1880-1977]
  10. Arthur [1882-1921]
  11. Louis [1885-1966]

The family lived at

  • Stannary Street, Halifax
  • Gladstone Road, Halifax

Fawthrop, Frederick Thomas
[1880-1918] Son of James Henry Fawthrop.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [1903] / a law clerk [1911] / employed by W. H. Boocock & Son.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [18th October 1918].

He was buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France [III J 12]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and in King Cross Cemetery

Fawthrop, George Edgar
[1865-1938] Born in Brighouse.

He was a mechanic/iron turner [1892].

In 1892, he married Emily Widdop in Halifax

Emily was the daughter of
Joseph Lumb Widdop


  1. Willie
  2. Edith May [b 1896]
  3. Sarah Alice [1898-1902]

Emily died in Halifax [1928].

George Edgar died in Blackpool [1938]

Fawthrop, Henry
[1834-1884] Born in Barkisland.

He was a tailor & draper [1881] / publican at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green [1881].

On 4th October 1866, he married Mary Elizabeth Hepworth [1840-1892] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Elizabeth was born in Gawthorp


  1. Willie Hepworth
  2. John Henry [1873-1875]
  3. Sarah Hannah [1875-1935] who married Charles Edmund Rothwell
  4. Harry [b 1878]
  5. Beatrice [1881-1882]

Living with them at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green in 1881 were sister-in-law Louisa Hepworth [aged 30] (servant), niece Annie Smith [aged 21] (servant), and nephew Ben. H. Smith [aged 20] (clerk).

Henry died 24th January 1884.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £777 19/1d to Mary.

Mary took over at the Station Hotel [1884, 1887]

Mary died 18th July 1892.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,375 12/8d to Joseph Davidson

Fawthrop, Henry
[1871-1???] Son of Frederick Fawthrop.

He was a brush manufacturer [1896].

On 12th December 1896, he married Louisa Archer [1868-1???] at St Augustine's, Halifax. Louisa was living at Raglan Street Halifax [1895]

Fawthrop, J.
[18??-18??] Wholesale druggist at Halifax.

In April 1870, he was declared bankrupt

Fawthrop, J.
[18??-19??] Surgeon at Queensbury.

In September 1884, he was declared bankrupt

Fawthrop, James Henry
[1852-1912] Born in Halifax.

He was a shopkeeper-grocer [1880].

In 1879, he married Elizabeth Annie Stonehouse [1858-1951] in Halifax.

Elizabeth Annie was born in York


  1. Henry Stonehouse [b 1880]
  2. Fred Thomas Fawthrop
  3. Ethel [b 1884]
  4. Arthur William [1885-1949] who died in Storthes Hall
  5. Alice [b 1887]
  6. Elsie [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 2 Craven Place, Halifax [1911]
  • 10 First Avenue, Halifax [1918]

Fawthrop, John
[1817-1855] Son of Timothy Fawthrop.

Born in Halifax.

On 12th October 1842, he married Mary Ann Craven in Halifax.

Mary Ann was the daughter of Jesse Craven


  1. John Booth
  2. Thomas
  3. Joseph [1853-1881] who was a brushmaker [1871]
  4. Frederick
  5. Hannah Maria [1843-1844]

Fawthrop, John
[1851-1918] Son of Seth Fawthrop.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver.

On 12th June 1875, he married Emily Radley [1855-1925] in Halifax.

Emily was born in Haworth

John died at 5 Hall Ings [13th February 1918]

Fawthrop, John Booth
[1851-1890] Son of John Fawthrop.

He was a joiner [1881].

In 1874, he married Martha, daughter of John Garnett, in Halifax.


  1. Walter
  2. Nelly [b 1877] who married George Illingworth Turner
  3. George [b 1880]
  4. Tom

The family lived at

  • 47 Crib Lane, Halifax [1871]
  • 14 Crompton Street, Halifax [1891]

Fawthrop, John Hirst
[1853-1920] Son of William Fawthrop, butcher.

Born in Northowram.

He was a butcher of Royd House, Northowram [1880] / a farmer of 8 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891] / a butcher of Royd Farm, Northowram [1897] / a butcher & farmer [1901, 1911].

In 1880, he married (1) Emma Shepherd [1849-1896] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emma was born in Northowram, the daughter of Joseph Shepherd, stone merchant


  1. Edith Annie [b 1881]
  2. Jabez William [b 1882] who was an assistant butcher & farmer [1901], working on farm [1911]
  3. James Newton [b 1884] who was an assistant butcher & farmer [1901], a butcher [1911]
  4. John Staveley
  5. Joe Shepherd [b 1889] who was a tripe dresser [1911], a driver with the Royal Field Artillery [World War I]

Emma died in Halifax [Q1 1896] (aged 46).

In [Q4] 1897, he married (2) Hannah Pickles [1860-1???] at Coley Church.

Hannah was born in Shelf, and lived at Royd Farm, Northowram; her father was not recorded on the marriage record

The family lived at

  • Northowram Green, Northowram [1881]
  • Rood Farm, Hall Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • Royds Farm, Northowram [1901]
  • Rood Farm, Northowram [1911]
  • Royd Farm, Northowram

John died in Halifax [Q4 1920] (aged 67) 

Fawthrop, John Staveley
[1887-1917] Son of John Hirst Fawthrop.

His sister lived at 56 Hanson Lane, Halifax.

Born in Triangle.

He was an assistant butcher & farmer [1901] / a butcher & farmer [1911] / a butcher at Triangle.

During World War I, he was called-up [1st June 1916], and served as a Private with the 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He went to France [6th December 1916].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died whilst making an attack on the German trenches [27th April 1917] (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [2 & 3], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Fawthrop, John T.
[1856-19??] Of Cragg Vale. Landlord of the Prince Albert Hotel, Brighouse [1900, 1909].

He married Mary E. [1859-19??] from Cragg Vale.


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1880]
  2. Irving [b 1882]
  3. Harold [1900-1???]

Fawthrop, John Thomas
[18??-19??] Councillor for Halifax Central ward [1894]

Fawthrop, Dr Joseph
[1786-18??] Surgeon of Queens Head.

He married Unknown.


  1. Maria [b 1821]
  2. Mary [b 1821]
  3. Louisa [b 1825]

In January 1835, he married Mary Jowett from Holdsworth at Halifax Parish Church.

The family lived at

Fawthrop, Joseph
[1827-1881] Son of David Fawthrop.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver of Southowram [1849] / a stone delver [1851, 1871].

On 11th February 1849, he married Elizabeth Barrett [1830-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth was born in Southowram, the daughter of delver Jeremiah Barrett

She was widowed [by 1881]; beerhouse keeper at the Blue Bell Inn, Bank Top, Southowram [1881]



  1. John [b Southowram 1851-Highfield 2nd August 1910] who was a stone delver [1871, 1881] a quarryman delver [1891], a delver (stone quarry) [1901], and never married
  2. (possibly) Elizabeth [b 1853]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] was widowed father-in-law Jeremiah Barratt [aged 65]

Joseph died 22nd January 1881.

Elizabeth died at 33 Pinnar Lane, Southowram [5th June 1907].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Fawthrop, Seth
[1827-1874] Son of Sarah & Enoch Fawthrop.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver.

On 12th February 1849, he married Ann Collingwood [1830-1900] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Southowram, the daughter of Hannah & John Collingwood


  1. David
  2. Collingwood [1850-1851] who died aged 12 months
  3. John
  4. James [1853-1891]
  5. Mary [b 1855]
  6. Jane [1856-1857] who died aged 12 months
  7. Arthur Hamilton [1857-1865]
  8. Hainsworth [1857-1919] who was a flag facer
  9. Enoch [1859-1860] who died aged 12 months
  10. Selina [1860-1926] who married William Rangeley
  11. Mary Hannah [1860-1861] who died aged 15 months
  12. Abraham [1863-1864] who died aged 11 months
  13. Emma [1864-1865] who died aged 22 months
  14. Willie
  15. Hannah [b 1867]
  16. Ellen [b 1869]
  17. Benjamin Edwin [1871-1872] who died aged 7 months

Seth died 6th January 1874.

Ann died at 12 New Street, Southowram [11th March 1900]

Fawthrop, Thomas
[1848-1???] Son of John Fawthrop.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1871].

He was a lodger at 16 Greenwood Street, the home of master tailor John Fawcett, [1871]

In 1872, he married Elizabeth Alice Topp [1852-1???] in Halifax.

Elizabeth Alice, from Exhall, Bedworth, Warwickshire, was the daughter of Eliza and Mr Topp


  1. William E. [b 1873] who was a brushmaker [1891]
  2. Emily Alice [b 1875]
  3. Walter [b 1877]
  4. Florence [b 1878]

The family lived at 27 Westbrook Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Fawthrop, Timothy
[1796-1857] Son of Francis Fawthrop.

Born in Northowram.

He was a currier & leather cutter [1820] / a currier & leather cutter at Woolshops, Halifax [1822] / in business in Woolshops [1850].

On 9th July 1815, he married Sarah Booth [1798-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah came from North Bierley


  1. John
  2. Francis George [b 1822]
  3. Hannah [b 1823]
  4. Mary Ann [b 1826] who married John Spencer
  5. Sarah Alice [b 1829] who married Mr Wright
  6. Timothy [b 1832]
  7. Joseph [b 1835]
  8. Eliza [b 1837] see John Edwin Spencer
  9. Frederick Booth [b 1819]

The family lived at

Timothy died in Halifax [11th April 1857].

In his will, Timothy bequeathed the properties

  • Upper Pike Law Farm, Sowerby
  • Sunny Bank Farm, Sowerby
  • Land Bed Farm, Sowerby
  • Flight House, Soyland
  • 5 dwelling houses in Water Lane, Halifax
  • 5 cottages at Caddy Field
  • 5 cottages at Heap, Southowram Bank
  • 5 cottages at Illingworth Moor, Ovenden
  • One sixth of the cottages at Toad Carr near Todmorden
  • Land at Far Height Hill and Maiden Homes Moor

He also made provision for the 4 sons of his son John who had died

Fawthrop, Tom
[1884-1937] Son of John Booth Fawthrop.

He drove a horse-and-cart dray wagon for [which company?].

In 19??, the brewery gave him a motorised vehicle.

On a delivery on 10th July 1937, he forgot to put the brake on and the vehicle rolled and pinned him to a wall. He died from his injuries on 30th July 1937

Fawthrop, Walter
[1875-1968] Son of John Booth Fawthrop.

Born in Halifax.

He was a good scholar but had to leave school following the death of his father / keen on cricket and acted as an umpire / a cotton twiner [1901] / a worker in the woollen mills / a member and Provincial Grandmaster of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity.

On 21st April 1905, he married Martha Anne Horsfall in Halifax.

Martha Ann was the daughter of James Horsfall


  1. Martha [1910-1971] who married Telford Thompson Dyson
  2. Annie [1912-1994] who married [1936] Harry Howarth from Lancashire

The family lived at 6 Howard Street, Halifax [1911].

He died in Halifax Infirmary from pneumonia after falling out of bed.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross with his wife Martha, and her parents James and Emma Jane Horsfall

Fawthrop, William
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Queen Victoria, Northowram [1845] / butcher & publican in Northowram [1851] / landlord of the Duke of York, Stone Chair [1864].

He married Mary.


  1. Joe [b 13th January 1839]
  2. Martha Hannah [b 23rd November 1842]
  3. Jabez [b 6th July 1844]
  4. Alice [b 25th February 1846]
  5. Sarah Ann [b 1st June 1847]
  6. William [b 1st April 1849]
  7. John Hirst [b 4th January 1853]

The children were baptised at Coley Church

Fawthrop, William
[1804-1885] Son of Francis Fawthrop.

He married Hannah [1803-1887].


  1. Emma [1830-1915] who married Joseph Stocks
  2. Edwin [1835] who died aged 5 months
  3. Ellis [1836-1865]
  4. Tamar [1837-1846]
  5. Francis [1838-1841]
  6. Phineas [1841-1895]

Members of the family were buried at General Baptist Chapel, Queensbury

Fawthrop, Willie
[1865-1907] Son of Seth Fawthrop.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver [1897].

On 19th April 1897, he married Elizabeth Thornton in Halifax.

Willie died at Pasture House, Southowram [22nd July 1907]

Fawthrop, Willie
[1894-1964] Son of George Edgar Fawthrop.

Born in Brighouse. In 1923, he married Edith Firth [1892-1958] in Halifax.

Edith was born in Rastrick


  1. George Edgar [b 1929] who was a building contracts manager [1964]

Edith died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [3rd December 1958].

Willie died in Brighouse [28th November 1964]

Fawthrop, Willie Hepworth
[1870-1906] Son of Henry Fawthrop.

Born in Stainland.

He was licensed victualler at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green [1905] / a hotel manager [1901].

On 8th September 1898, he married Emma Whitworth Brickles at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Dorothy [1899-1903]
  2. Kathleen Mary [1900-1989]
  3. Leslie Hepworth [1905-1963]

The family lived at Beech House, Stainland [1901].

Willie died at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green [21st September 1906].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,045 3/-. Probate was granted to his widow Emma.

After his death, Emma married William Holroyd Kaye


Fawthrop surname
Another form of the surname is Fawthorpe

George Redmonds writes that the name may originate in the Skipton district, and John Fawthropp is recorded at Midgley in 1573 and John Fawthorpe is recorded at Luddenden in 1642

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

Unattached BMDs for Fawthrop:

Marriages 1856, 1882, 1899; Death 1914

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