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Heap ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Heap 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.

Mr Heap [17??-1827]
Asa Heap [18??-19??]
David Heap [18??-18??]
David Heap [1835-1884]
Eli Heap [18??-1???]
Fred Heap [1887-1918]
Rev Fred E. Heap [18??-19??]
George Benson Heap [1897-1917]
Harry Heap [1860-1897]
Rev Henry Heap [17??-1839]
Henry Heap [1814-1856]
Herbert Heap [1870-1940]
James Heap [1747-1804]
James Heap [18??-1???]
James Heap [1838-1912]
John Heap [17??-1???]
Rev John Heap [17??-18??]
John Heap [1835-1880]
John Frederick Heap [1867-19??]
John Turley Heap [17??-1???]
Joseph Heap [1822-1899]
Maurice Fleming Heap [1897-1917]
Robinson Heap [1845-1???]
Roger Heap [1842-1???]
Samuel Heap [18??-18??]
Samuel Walton Heap [1882-1914]
Squire Heap [1864-1906]
Thomas Heap [18??-1???]
Thomas Heap [18??-19??]
Thomas Heap [18??-19??]
Thomas Heap [1867-19??]
Walker Heap [1897-1917]
William Heap [1???-18??]
William Heap [1???-1866]
William Heap [18??-1???]
William Heap [18??-18??]
William Heap [18??-18??]
William Heap [1863-1942]

Heap, Mr
[17??-1827] He married Rachael.

Question: Does anyone know anything about the man or his life in the Army?


He was a soldier, went to war and was presumed dead.

Rachel married Samuel Lumb.

Heap was not dead and returned to find his wife remarried.

Heap sold his wife to her new husband, and delivered her to Lumb in a halter at Halifax Cross.

Heap died in 1827.

On 1st October 1827, at the age of 83, Lumb married Rachael for a second time at Halifax Parish Church.

See Wife selling

Heap, Asa

He married Unknown.


  1. Fred
  2. son
  3. son

The family lived at 12 Bubwith Grove, Halifax.

Three sons served in World War I; Fred was killed on the Italian front

Heap, David
[18??-18??] Printer, bookseller, bookbinder, stationer and general newspaper agent at Hebden Bridge [1861, 1863]

Heap, David
[1835-1884] Postmaster. Hebden Bridge Post Office were at his premises [April 1877]

Heap, Eli
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse.

He married Fanny Swaine [18??-1???].


  1. Mary [1886-1961] who married Fred Lumb

Heap, Fred
[1887-1918] Son of Asa Heap.

He was a boot & shoe dealer in Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment.

He was killed on the Italian front [3rd November 1918] (aged 31).

Two brothers also served in the War.

Heap, Rev Fred E.
[18??-19??] Or Heape. Minister at Sowerby New Road Primitive Methodist Chapel [1902, 1905]

Heap, George Benson
[1897-1917] Son of John Frederick Heap.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton turner piecer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [August 1915].

He was killed by a shell, along with 6 comrades [23rd May 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium [D 2].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, and on the Memorial at Ripponden Conservative Club

Heap, Harry
[1860-1897] Son of James Heap.

He was a butcher [1881] / inn keeper at the Clifton Arms, Habergham Eaves, Lancashire [1891] / landlord of the Black Bull, Heptonstall [1897].

On 21st March 1887, he married Sarah Jane Frances Allen [1861-1900] from Gargrave, Yorkshire, at St Peter's, Burnley, Lancashire

They had no children.

The family lived at

He died at the Black Bull, Heptonstall [6th May 1897].

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [16 May 1897]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £123. Probate was granted to his widow

Sarah Jane Frances died at the Black Bull, Heptonstall [19th October 1900].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £119 10/- to Joseph Allen (draughtsman) 

Heap, Rev Henry
[17??-1839] A native of Langfield. He was trained for the ministry by Rev John Crosse and Rev Samuel Knight. He became vicar of Bradford

He died 17th January 1839

Heap, Henry
[1814-1856] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1841] / licensed victualler at the Hole in the Wall, Hebden Bridge [1845, 1851].

On 22nd February 1835, he married Sarah / Sally Dawson [1818-1874] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah was born in Erringden


  1. Hannah [1835-1895]
  2. James
  3. William [b 1845]
  4. John [1848-1919]
  5. Grace [1857-1929]

The family lived at Green Springs, Stansfield [1841].

He died at the Hole in the Wall [November 1856].

He was buried at Heptonstall Church [28th November 1856].

After his death, Sally married Abraham Crabtree

Heap, Herbert
[1870-1940] Born in Sowerby.

He was landlord of the Odessa House, Soyland [1904-1908] / licensed victualler at the Sportsman, Cragg Vale [1910-1913] / landlord of the Cunning Corner, Rishworth [1917-1924] / landlord of the Old Bridge, Ripponden [1933-1940].

On 6th February 1897, he married Emily Haley [1875-1957] at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.

Emily was from Sowerby Bridge


  1. Edith [1898-1979]
  2. Frances [1904-1994]

Heap, James
[1747-1804] Landlord of the Bull's Head, Sowerby.

He married Sarah [1749-1801].

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby with inscriptions on William Drake's tomb

Heap, James
[18??-1???] He was a fustian dealer [1885] / a flock dealer [1888].

He married Unknown.


  1. Roger

Heap, James
[1838-1912] Son of Henry Heap.

Born in Stansfield.

He was an apprentice joiner [1851] / a joiner & victualler at the Hole in the Wall, Hebden Bridge [1861] / licensed victualler at the Hole in the Wall, Hebden Bridge [1864, 1871, 1881, 1891] / Well Holes farm, Stansfield. Farmer [1901] / Knowle Top, Heptonstall. Retired Publican [1911]

On 26th June 1860, he married Susannah Parker [1840-1907] at Halifax Parish Church.

Susannah was born in Heptonstall


  1. Harry [1860-1897] who was a butcher [1881]
  2. William
  3. Sarah [b 1864] who was a clothier's machinist [1881]
  4. Sam [1866-1895]
  5. Annie [1869-1941]
  6. Emma [1869-1945]
  7. Ada [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • the Hole in the Wall, Hebden Bridge
  • Well Holes Farm, Stansfield [1901]
  • Knowle Top, Heptonstall [1911]

Heap, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Lod, Westfield

Heap, Rev John
[17??-18??] Of Todmorden

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

Heap, John
[1835-1880] A married man of Cornholme.

On 14th August 1880, he was found hanging in the attic at his home. He was said have been

in a desponding state of mind for some time

Heap, John Frederick
[1867-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a fishmonger [1891] / a coachman (domestic) [1901].

In 1890, he married Annie Sumner [1865-19??] in Rochdale.

According to successive Census returns, Annie was born in Liverpool / Maltham / Craven in Skipton


  1. Arthur [b 1892]
  2. Cyril [b 1896] who was a cotton turner piecer [1911]
  3. George Benson
  4. Kathleen [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 5 Church Street, Littleborough, Rochdale [1891]
  • Maud Lane, Soyland [1901]
  • 2 Maud Lane, Ripponden [1911]
  • 652 Woodville, Ripponden

Living with them [in 1891] was cousin Amy Lawson [b Todmorden 1877]

In the 1911 census, the family were living at Maud Lane, Soyland, with Annie (married) as head of the household, but the census for

Back of 35 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham


John Frederick Heap [b Todmorden 1869] (coachman) as head of the household with wife of 11 years Mabel [b Almholme 1879] and children:

  1. Frederick H Heap [b 1902]
  2. Albert Heap [b 1903]
  3. Annie Heap [b 1906]
  4. Gladys Heap [b 1908]

all born in Birmingham


Question: Does anyone know whether this is a coincidence, or was John Frederick Heap leading a double life?


Heap, John Turley
[17??-1???] Coiner of Westfield

Heap, Joseph
[1822-1899] Son of cloth miller Thomas Heap.

Born in Norland.

He was a cloth miller or fuller [1851] / a woollen fuller [1861] / a cloth fuller [1871] / a woollen finisher living at the Albion Inn, Norland [1881] / a cloth fuller [1891]

In 1846, he married Elizabeth Greenwood [1825-1???] at Elland Parish Church.

Elizabeth, from Warley, was the daughter of weaver Isaac Greenwood


  1. Thomas [b 1847] who was a woollen fuller [1861]
  2. Mary Ann [1850-1928] who married James Robert Berry
  3. Emma [b 1854]
  4. Arthur [b 1857]
  5. Martha Elizabeth [b 1860]
  6. Annie [b 1866] who was a velvet ender [1891]

The family lived at

  • 1 West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1851]
  • Old House Mill, Wood Nook, Norland [1861]
  • Scar Head, Norland [1871]
  • Albion Inn Public House, Norland [1881]
  • Scar, Norland [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] were lodgers Samuel Hollas [aged 73] (widower, dyer's labourer wool), Mary Hollas [aged 74] (worsted spinner) and Hannah Hollas [aged 9].

He died 12th April 1899

Heap, Maurice Fleming
[1897-1917] Son of Squire Heap.

Born 4th June 1897.

Baptised at St John the Divine, Thorpe [8th July 1897].

He and his sister Annie were boarders at the Bluecoat School, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 6th August 1917.

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XVII D 4A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Hilda's Church, Halifax, on the Blue Coat School Memorial, and on Norland War Memorial

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £61 14/8d.

Administration was granted to his sister [?] Annie

Heap, Robinson
[1845-1???] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner (worker) [1891].

In [Q3] 1874, he married Mary Hannah Stott [1846-1???] in Halifax.

Mary Hannah was born in Soyland


  1. John H. [b 1869] who was a cotton spinner (worker) [1891]
  2. Mary J. [b 1872] who was a cotton spinner (worker) [1891]
  3. Joe A. [b 1874] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  4. Harry R. [b 1879] who was a cotton cop pointer (part timer) [1891]
  5. Leonard B. [b 1880]
  6. Winward R. [b 1883]
  7. Edith A. [b 1885]
  8. Doris M. [b 1889]

The children were born in Soyland.

The family lived at 15 Lane Head Soyland [1891]

Heap, Roger
[1842-1???] Son of James Heap.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a printer of Heptonstall [1865] / a printer & compositor [1871] / a letter press printer [1881] / a fish & potato merchant [1891] / a shoe maker [1901] / a fried fish dealer [1911]

In 1865, he married (1) Mary Elizabeth Avery [1844-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary Elizabeth, of Erringden, was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, the daughter of William Avery, servant


  1. Mary A [b 1866] who was a tailoress [1881]
  2. Sarah E [b 1868] who was a tailoress machinist [1881]
  3. Maria Grace [b 1872]
  4. James W [b 1874] who was an iron moulder [1891]
  5. Joseph Avery [b 1876] who suffered a weak spine from childhood and was a tailor (woollen) [1891], a shoe maker [1901]
  6. Samuel Walton

Mary Elizabeth died in 1885 (aged 40).

In 1888, he married (2) Elizabeth Hannah Cockcroft [1849-1???] at Heptonstall Church.

Elizabeth Hannah, of Hebden Bridge, was the daughter of Thomas Cockroft, overlooker

The family lived at

  • Hebden Bridge Lanes, Heptonstall [1871]
  • Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge [1881]
  • House & Shop, 86 & 88 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1891]
  • 26 Parker Lane, Burnley [1901]
  • 6 Bank Foot, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] were nephew George Manton [aged 15] (fish cleaner) and niece Florence Amelia Manton [aged 11] (general domestic servant) 

Heap, Samuel
[18??-18??] Shopkeeper at Mytholmroyd. Around 1861, he ran a school in Mytholmroyd

Heap, Samuel Walton
[1882-1914] Son of Roger Heap

He enlisted in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) [1901]. He served in the South African Campaign.

During World War I, he served as a Private.

In a letter home, he described how his group had been in a struggle for 4 days

which I shall not forget if I live 100 years

and how he had been wounded (in the groin, back and arm) in action [13th September 1914], and lay on the battlefield until the following morning.

He died from the wounds in hospital at Esbelon, France [27th September 1914] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, France. [I A 16A]

Heap, Squire
[1864-1906] Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner [1901].

In [Q2] 1896, he married Elizabeth Whiteley [1865-1908] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Norland.

She was a loom weaver [1901]



  1. Maurice Fleming
  2. Annie [1903-19??]

The children were baptised at St John the Divine, Thorpe.

Living with them in 1901 was Elizabeth's widowed mother Elizabeth Whiteley [b 1823].

In 1911, the children were boarders at the Bluecoat School, Halifax

Heap, Thomas
[18??-1???] He married Mary Ellen Seed [1845-19??].

Mary Ellen was born in Sowerby.

She was a grocer [1911]



  1. Ruth [b 1874] who was a cotton doubler [1901] and married Samuel Bottomley
  2. George Arthur [b 1887] who was a silk piecer [1901]

The family lived at Lumb's Buildings, Mill Bank [1901].

Living with the widowed Mary Ellen in 1901 was grandson John William Bottomley

Heap, Thomas
[18??-19??] Photographer.

He lived at Pinfold, Sowerby [1881-1901]

Heap, Thomas
[18??-19??] Chemist at Sowerby Bridge.

On 8th January 1902, he married Bertha Stansfield from Leeds, formerly of Sowerby Bridge

Heap, Thomas
[1867-19??] Son of James Heap, plasterer.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton spinner of Ripponden [1890] / a cotton spinner [1891] / a carter on farm [1901] / a brewery labourer [1911].

In 1890, he married Elizabeth Ann Taylor [1867-19??] at Elland Parish Church.

Elizabeth Ann, of Ripponden, was born in Barkisland, the daughter of Joseph Taylor, farmer


  1. Edwin [b 1891] who was a cotton spinner [1911]
  2. Annie Isabella [b 1893] who was a cotton doubler [1911]
  3. Walker
  4. Ernest [b 1899] who was a cotton twiner [1911]
  5. Mary Hannah [1901-1908]

The family lived at

  • Flat Head, Ripponden, Soyland [1891]
  • Stansfield Hey, Soyland [1901]
  • Ivy Cottage, 1 Prison, Ripponden [1911]

Heap, Walker
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Heap.

Born in Soyland.

He was a member of St Bartholomew's Church & School Ripponden / a cotton spinner [1911] / a member of Slaithwaite Socialist Club / employed by Joseph Dyson & Son, Milnsbridge.

He lived at Bank View, Blackmoor Street, Linthwaite.

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

He went to France [December 1916].

He died 9th October 1917.

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

Heap, William
[1???-18??] He was one of the Trustees appointed under the Halifax Improvement Act [1823]. He established Heap's Charity

Heap, William
[1???-1866] A member of Halifax Town Council [1848-1851].

He died 19th March 1866

Heap, William
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Northgate Hotel, Halifax [1890] / landlord of the Woolpack, Halifax [1891]

Heap, William
[18??-18??] Stone merchant and partner in Heap, Naylor & Company and Heap, Naylor & Goodyear.

He married Unknown.

His wife was the sister of his partner Samuel Naylor

Heap, William
[18??-18??] Of Sowerby.

He was a dyer [1832].

On 18th March 1832, he married Sarah Thorp of Sowerby, at Halifax Parish Church

Heap, William
[1863-1942] Son of James Heap.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a tailor's apprentice [1881] / innkeeper at the Lord Nelson, Midgley [1891] / tailor & cornet player [1901] / a musician (brass band conductor) [1911].

In 10th March 1887, he married Mary Greenwood [1864-1956] at St Thomas the Apostle, Heptonstall.

Mary was born in Wadsworth


  1. Verney [1889-1972] who was an insurance agent [1911]
  2. Edith [1891-1976] who was a typist in a solicitor's office [1911]
  3. Florrie [b 1894] who was a typist in a commercial office [1911]
  4. Haydn Greenwood [1897-1991]

He moved to Bradford and made a living as a Musician & Brass Band Conductor.

The family lived at

  • 24 Westcroft Road, Bradford [1901]
  • 5 Dracup Road, Great Horton, Bradford [1911]

He died in Bradford


Heap surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

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

Unattached BMDs for Heap:

Marriages 1805, 1882, 1941; Deaths 1900, 1907; Death 1905

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