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Garside ...

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

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

The entries for people with the surname Garside – and similar surnames – are shown in a separate Foldout

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Mr Garside [19??-19??]
Rev A. Garside [18??-19??]
Beaumont Garside [1858-1946]
Beaumont Garside [1862-1938]
Benjamin Garside [1775-1839]
Edmund Garside [17??-18??]
Geoffrey Garside [19??-19??]
George Frederick Garside [1897-1918]
Harry Garside [1890-1917]
J. Garside [1???-1825]
J. Garside [18??-19??]
J. W. Garside [18??-19??]
J. W. Garside [18??-19??]
James Garside [17??-1805]
James Garside [18??-19??]
James W. Garside [1???-1???]
John Garside [17??-18??]
John Garside [18??-18??]
John Garside [18??-19??]
John Garside [18??-19??]
John Garside [1823-1???]
John Herbert Garside [1897-1918]
John Richardson Garside [1891-1939]
John Willie Garside [1901-1916]
Joseph Garside [17??-18??]
Joshua Garside [1845-1???]
Percy Garside [1???-1964]
Ranger Charles Garside [1900-1929]
Richardson Garside [1860-1936]
Samuel Garside [1826-1870]
Thomas Garside [1818-1859]
Thomas Oughtibridge Garside [1886-1917]
Thomas Rowden Stanley Garside [18??-1970]
Walter Garside [1868-1907]
William Garside [1846-1???] 

Garside, Mr
[19??-19??] Headmaster at Hipperholme Grammar School [19??-1960].

In 1960, he moved to St Martin's in the Fields, London

Garside, Rev A.
[18??-19??] Baptist minister at Sowerby Bridge Baptist Church. In 1926, he moved to Coventry

Garside, Beaumont
[1858-1946] Son of Richard Garside, warp dresser.

Born in Huddersfield.

He was a warp dresser [1884] / a woollen warp sizer [1911].

On 27th April 1884, he married Elizabeth Swindlehurst [1861-1???] in Huddersfield.

Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield, the daughter of Robert Swindlehurst, mechanic


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child
  3. Gerty [b 1887] who was a sewing machinist [1884]

The family lived at

  • 41 Raglan Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 127 Sandall Lane, Halifax [1946]

Beaumont died 7th October 1946.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3A 189]

Garside, Beaumont
[1862-1938] Son of William Garside of Huddersfield.

Born in Elland.

He was a hawker [1881] of 80 Huddersfield Road, Elland [1901] / landlord of the Fleece, Elland [1903-1938].

He was living with Elizabeth Ann, widow [?] of James Robinson Exley, and her children.

In 1901, they were listed as sister, nieces and nephew.

In 1911, they were listed as wife, daughter [Ivy], stepdaughter [Harriet Ann], and stepson.

He died 6th October 1938.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,071 19/3d.

Probate was granted to his stepdaughter Harriet Anne Exley. In his will, he left all his estate of £2071 19/3d to Harriet Ann

After his death, Harriet Ann took over at the pub. She had been assisting at the pub [1911]

Garside, Benjamin
[1775-1839] Of Warley.

He was a book keeper [1802, 1804].

On 2nd February 1802, he married Margaret Harrison [1774-1857] of Warley, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Ann [b 1803]
  2. Mary [b 1804]
  3. Thomas [b 1806]
  4. Agnes Horner [1807-1841] who married George Metcalfe
  5. Joseph [b 1809] who was a drysalter [1857]
  6. Amelia [1811-1834]
  7. Harrison [1813-1832]
  8. Benjamin [1815-1847]

All the children were baptised at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel.

The family lived at

Margaret died in Selby [5th September 1857].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £300.

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Garside, Edmund
[17??-18??] He was a weaver [1830] / a fancy weaver [1841].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 26th September 1830, he married (2) Mary Shackleton at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Ann who married Samuel Green

Edmund was dead by 1861

Garside, Geoffrey
[19??-19??] From Halifax.

His family owned John Garside & Sons.

Educated at Halifax Municipal Technical College.

He served as a Serjeant Observer with 236 Squadron of the RAF during World War II. In 1942, he was badly burned on his hands and face when the Blenheim / Whitley Bomber in which he was flying during the Battle of Britain crashed on the Welsh Coast. He underwent many skin grafts and was retired in 1946. He was awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp on his 1939-1945 War Medal.

In January 2011, he and Walter Beaumont and Kenneth Manger were commemorated when Manger Gardens, Garside Drive and Beaumont Chase, on the Wheatley Chase development at Keighley Road, Halifax, were named in their honour. There is a plaque in his memory at Calderdale College

Garside, George Frederick
[1897-1918] Son of Richardson Garside.

Born in Cairo.

He was a worsted doffer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 147th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 25th February 1918 (aged 21).

Ypres is remembered at the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood [II B 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on Triangle War Memorial

He is remembered on the family grave at St Peter's Church, Sowerby. The Dead Man's Penny is no longer affixed to the headstone.

Garside, Harry

In [Q3] 1911, he married Lillian Whiteley in Halifax.

They lived at 14 Rogerson Square, Bonegate Road, Brighouse.

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

He died 10th October 1917 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [82-85 & 162A],

He is remembered on the Memorial at Brighouse Parish Church

Garside, J.
[1???-1825] He was landlord of the Globe, Halifax / a butcher [1825]

Garside, J.
[18??-19??] Shoddy manufacturer at West Vale.

In July 1881, he went into liquidation

Garside, J. W.
[18??-19??] Manager of the Hebden Bridge Urban District Council electricity works.

He was active in establishing the Eaves Self-Help Manufacturers' Society

Garside, J. W.
[18??-19??] Cloth fuller and finisher at Bridgefield Mill, Elland [1905]

Garside, James
[17??-1805] Cotton manufacturer at Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth [around 1790]

Garside, James
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Garside, James W.
[1???-1???] Local poet.

Born at Low Moor, Bradford He lived in Brighouse and Hebden Bridge. He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

Garside, John
[17??-18??] Paper manufacturer at Booth Wood Mill, Rishworth [1785]

Garside, John
[18??-18??] In 1852, he built the Junction, Ripponden as a temperance hotel

Garside, John
[18??-19??] Managing Director of the Brighouse Soap Company Limited [1895]

Garside, John
[18??-19??] Damask manufacturer at Craven Edge [1905]

Garside, John
[1823-1???] Born in Slaithwaite.

He was a beer dealer at 17 Cow Green [1851].

Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?


In [Q1] 1848, he married Ann Rawling [1825-1???] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Normanton


  1. Emma [b 1850]

Living with them [in 1851] was Ann's sister Margaret Rawling [b 1828] (servant) 

Garside, John Herbert
[1897-1918] MM.

Son of Jane & D. B. Garside of Burnley Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 38th Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died as a prisoner of war [14th July 1918].

He was buried at the Vailly British Cemetery, France [II AA 20]

Garside, John Richardson
[1891-1939] Son of Richardson Garside.

Born in Malta.

His father was a regular soldier, and travelled widely. He and his siblings were born in overseas postings

He was a house painter [1911].

On 20th December 1921, he married Edith Evelyn Landin at Halifax Parish Church.

Edith Evelyn was the daughter of Strickson Landin

They lived at 16 Cedar Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1926, 1939].

Edith Evelyn's father was staying with them when he died [26th August 1926].

John Richardson died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [25th March 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,710 0/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Edith Evelyn

Garside, John Willie
[1901-1916] Son of Eliza Emily & John Garside of 2 Denton Court, Lister Lane, Halifax.

Born in Heckmondwike.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 1st May 1916 (aged 15).

He was buried at Aylesbury Cemetery, Buckinghamshire [DD 114].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 24th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He died 1st May 1916.

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint James's Church, Halifax

Garside, Joseph
[17??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1837]. He moved to Ogden in 1839

Garside, Joshua
[1845-1???] He was a book keeper [1871] / a bookkeeper clerk [1881]

In 1867, he married Ellen Lumb [1848-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Thomas Lumb [b 1866]
  2. Walter
  3. Austin [b 1871] who was a dyer's labourer [1911]

The family lived at

  • Mount Pleasant, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Edge Croft House, Elland with Greetland [1881]

In 1911, the widowed Ellen and son Austin were living with Ada, the widow of son Walter

Garside, Percy
[1???-1964] Popular Brighouse baritone who sang in oratorios, local light opera, pantomime and variety.

In pantomime, he performed songs with the popular comedian, Norman Evans, who – when they divided the audience in two to find out who sang best – used to say to him

Thar not on ar side Garside

Garside, Ranger Charles
[1900-1929] Son of Richardson Garside, and twin brother of Harold Joseph.

Born in Eltham, Kent.

On 24th June 1922, he married Clarice Stansfield [1900-19??] at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Sowerby Bridge.

Clarice a grocer's assistant of Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of Arthur Stansfield, iron moulder

They lived at 135 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1929]

He died 11th June 1929 (aged 28)  Probate records show that he left effects valued at £149 10/10d.

Administration was granted to his widow Clarice.

He is buried in the family grave at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Garside, Richardson
[1860-1936] Born in Ardwick, Lancashire [13th May 1860].

About 1870, the family moved to Halifax.

He was a regular soldier / a postman / a retired postman [1922].

He married Ellen [1860-1919].


  1. Harold
  2. Martha Ellen [b 1885] born in Fermoy, Ireland, was a worsted drawer [1911]
  3. John Richardson
  4. Thomas [b 1894] born in Cyprus, was a fitter [1911]
  5. George Frederick
  6. twins Harold Joseph [1900-1971] born in Eltham, Kent
  7. Ranger Charles
  8. Willie Ner [1902-1990] born in Triangle

The children were born in many places because, being a regular soldier, Richardson travelled widely.

In 1901, he was a regular soldier, staying with his brother Ner at Thomas Street South, Halifax; his family were in Ireland.

The family lived at

  • Sligo Road, Roscommon, Ireland [1901]
  • 2 Saw Hill, Triangle [1918]

Ellen died 1st September 1919 (aged 59).

son Charles died 11th June 1923 (aged 28).

Richardson died in Halifax [10th October 1936] (aged 76).

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Son George Frederick died in World War I, and is also remembered on the family grave

Garside, Samuel
[1826-1870] Carpenter.

On 14th December 1870, he was erecting a gantry for the railway line from North Dean to Stainland. He was crushed to death when a piece of timber was blown down by the wind

Garside, Thomas
[1818-1859] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a woollen draper [1851] / a linen draper [1861] / one of the founders of Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel.

In [Q1] 1844, he married Sarah Helm [1822-1904] in Halifax.

Sarah was born at 51 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [22nd May 1822], and was baptised at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick. [11th August 1822]


  1. Mary Jane [1847-1907] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  2. Louisa [1851-1924]

The family lived at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1851, 1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was Sarah's mother Grace Helm [b 1794] (proprietor of houses).

Thomas died 13th October 1859.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

Letters of Administration were granted to his widow Sarah.

When Sarah died [25th December 1901] (aged 82), an obituary reported that

she was born in, married from, and died in the same house

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £875 16/2d.

Probate was granted to Joseph Barron (accountant) 

Garside, Thomas Oughtibridge
[1886-1917] Born in Lindley.

He was educated at Wakefield Grammar School & Queens College Oxford / a teacher at Dulwich College.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Berkshire Regiment.

He was killed on the Somme [5th April 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Garside, Thomas Rowden Stanley
[18??-1970] In 1969, he became licensee of the King's Arms, Sowerby.

On 31st August 1970, he was in the bar when he picked up a shotgun which he had borrowed to shoot rabbits. He held the gun to his head and pulled the trigger and died immediately. The inquest returned a verdict of Suicide

Garside, Walter
[1868-1907] Son of Joshua Garside.

Born in Greetland.

He was a bookkeeper [1889, 1891] / a dye works manager [1891] / a dye works foreman [1901] / a traveller for the Bradford Dyers' Association [1907]

In 1889, he married Ada Scholey [1868-1???] at Elland Parish Church.

Ada, born in Slaithwaite, was the daughter of Edwin Scholey


  1. Joshua Thomas [b 1890] who was a furniture designer [1911]
  2. Frank [b 1894] who was a mill mechanic dye works [1911]
  3. Gladys [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Greetland Edge, Greetland [1891]
  • Elizabeth Street, Greetland [1901]
  • Heywood Terrace, Greetland [1907]
  • 170 Heywood Terrace, Saddleworth Road, Greetland [1911]

Walter was killed by a motor-train on the railway line at Greetland [27th November 1907].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £175. Probate was granted to his widow Ada

Living with the widowed Ada in 1911 were Walter's widowed mother Ellen Garside, and brother Austin Garside

Garside, William
[1846-1???] Son of Rev Benjamin Garside, clergyman.

He was a weaver [1869].

In 1869, he married Nanny Aspinall.

Nanny was the daughter of
Elijah Aspinall


  1. Ben [b 1870]

In 1871, the family were living with Nanny's parents


Garside surname
Other forms of the surname include Garsed and Gartside.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

James Garside is recorded at Old Lindley in 1609.

The name originates at Garside [or Gartside] in Lancashire

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

Unattached BMDs for Garside:

Marriages 1907, 1911, 1918; Death 1907

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