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Albert Hargreaves [1873-1951]
Albert Hargreaves [1887-1915]
Albert Hargreaves [1896-1917]
Alfred Reginald Hargreaves [1903-1955]
Andrew Hargreaves [1852-1???]
Charles Roger Hargreaves [1935-1988]
Dean Hargreaves [1892-1918]
Derrick Hargreaves [1922-1945]
Dorothy Hargreaves [16??-1???]
Ebenezer Hargreaves [18??-19??]
Edwin Hargreaves [1814-1869]
Ernest Hargreaves [18??-1915]
Fred Hargreaves [1909-1974]
Geoffrey Hargreaves [1925-1945]
Harold Hargreaves [1894-1917]
Henry Hargreaves [15??-16??]
Henry Hargreaves [1886-1917]
James Hargreaves [16??-17??]
James Hargreaves [18??-18??]
Jim Craven Hargreaves [1922-1944]
John Hargreaves [1628-1701]
John Hargreaves [1653-1700]
John Hargreaves [1809-1888]
John Hargreaves [1867-19??]
John A. Hargreaves [19??-]
Jonathan Hargreaves [1???-16??]
Joseph Hargreaves [1889-1918]
Lewis Hargreaves [1879-1936]
Lloyd Hargreaves [1???-1???]
Paul Hargreaves [1940-]
Peter Hargreaves [1???-1881]
Richard Hargreaves [1842-1896]
Robert Hargreaves [1???-1???]
Rev Robert Hargreaves [16??-17??]
Robert Hargreaves [1824-1902]
Robert Hargreaves [1933-2010]
Sydney Hargreaves [1896-1915]
Thomas Hargreaves [1812-1???]
William Hargreaves [18??-18??]
William Hargreaves [1860-19??]

Hargreaves, Albert
[1873-1951] Son of Peter Hargreaves.

He married Lettice Annie Waddington.

Lettice was the daughter of Richard Waddington


  1. Fred

Hargreaves, Albert
[1887-1915] Son of William Hargreaves.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a cotton piecer [1891, 1901] / employed by Mitchell Brothers / a cotton twiner [1911] / a constable in the West Riding Police force at Castleford [1911-1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal / Guardsman with the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He went to the Front in August 1915.

He died from wounds received in France [12th October 1915] (aged 27).

His death was reported on 1st November 1915.

He was buried at the Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery [L 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Hargreaves, Albert
[1896-1917] Son of Emma & Stephen Hargreaves of Guisburn, Keighley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [19th April 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [XIX C 15]

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Alfred Reginald
[1903-1955] Aka Reg. He and Lou Orton ran several laundries and dry-cleaning businesses in the area – including the Snow White Laundry, Todmorden and Harton Cleaners, Hipperholme.

He married Ethel Pickles.


  1. Robert
  2. Roger
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Richard

Hargreaves, Andrew
[1852-1???] A quarryman in Halifax.

At the Yorkshire Summer Assizes in August 1880, he was charged with the manslaughter of William Smith on 27th June 1880.

On the evening of 26th June 1880, Smith and Bridget Edwards left home and went to the Talbot Inn, Halifax. Smith went down into the vaults.

Hargreaves was drinking in the Inn with Mr Barber and Mr Pearson, and Smith asked Hargreaves to let him in.

Hargreaves refused and Smith struck him. Hargreaves struck him back on the mouth, and Smith fell to the floor with blood coming from his mouth.

Smith was insensible and Edwards took him home in a cab, and, on the doctor's advice to the Infirmary. He died the following morning.

At the post mortem, Dr Hammond found bruises on the left and right temples, with a clot of blood and an abscess on the skull, and he told the Jury that the clot of blood was the result of violence and could have caused the concussion of the brain, but the abscess would have accelerated Smith's death.

The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty and Hargreaves was acquitted

Hargreaves, Charles Roger
[1935-1988] Aka Roger Hargreaves.

Son of Reg Hargreaves.

Born in Cleckheaton [9th May 1935].

He and his siblings – including Robert – were brought up at Hazelhurst, Sowerby Bridge.

He went to Goole Primary School [1940] and Sowerby Bridge Grammar School [1947]. After leaving school, he served in the RAF. He went into advertising and worked for Greenly's in Bradford before going to London working as a copy writer.

In 1960, he married Margaret Christine Heard from Dorset.


  1. Adam [b 1964]
  2. Giles [b 1966]
  3. Amelia & Sophia [b 1970]

In the 1970s, he created the Mister Men series. Mr Tickle was the first character which was created when he asked his son, Adam

What does a tickle look like?

The publication of Mr Tickle, Mr Bump, Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Nosey and Mr Sneeze launched the series in August 1971. In 1981, he created the Little Miss characters.

He died on 11th September 1988. At that time, 85,000,000 books had been sold in 15 languages in 22 countries.

In 2004, the Hargreaves family sold their interest in the Mister Men and Little Miss characters for £28 million

Hargreaves, Dean
[1892-1918] Son of Jane & William Hargreaves of 34 Bentley Street, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with L Battery 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died of wounds in hospital in Rouen [31st October 1918] (aged 26).

He was buried at the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen [III G 4]

He is remembered at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel, and on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Derrick
[1922-1945] He was a player with Ovenden Park RUFC / employed By Halifax Insurance Committee.

He lived at 42 Moorfield Street, Savile Park.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1941], and served as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force.

He trained as a pilot in South Africa.

He was killed when his transport plane crashed between Rome & Brindisi [23rd January 1945] (aged 23).

The plane was carrying 2 MPs: Captain Richard Bernays & Mr T. D. Campbell.

Hargreaves, Dorothy
[16??-1???] Daughter of John Hargreaves. She assisted her father in his legal work.

She married Henry Hoppey

Hargreaves, Ebenezer
[18??-19??] Luddenden millwright. He worked with W. Warburton. The 2 men left to go into business on their own. He established E. Hargreaves & Company

Hargreaves, Edwin
[1814-1869] Of Brighouse.

He married Patience [1813-1888].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Hargreaves, Ernest

He married Unknown.

They lived at The Nook, Crow Point, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with 5th Battery (West Riding) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 20th June 1915.

He was buried at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery [VII D 5].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Fred
[1909-1974] Son of Albert Hargreaves.

In [Q3] 1936, he married Winifred Wade in Halifax.

Winifred was the daughter of Charles Wade


  1. April
  2. Paul
  3. Angela

The family lived at Upper Rookes, Norwood Green

Hargreaves, Geoffrey
[1925-1945] Son of Martha Annice & Tom Hargreaves of Rastrick.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 150 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 2nd January 1945 (aged 20).

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery [D 39 27]

Hargreaves, Harold
[1894-1917] Born in Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Welsh Regiment.

He died 4th August 1917.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [37], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Henry
[15??-16??] Of Cliffe Hill, Hipperholme.

He married Grace.

His will was recorded on 24th November 1657 and Grace was executor

Hargreaves, Henry
[1886-1917] Son of Betsy & Abraham Hargreaves.

In [Q3] 1907, he married Frances Alice Fitter in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 8th September 1917 (aged 31).

He was buried at the Harlebeke New British Cemetery [II A 2].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

Frances Alice married Mr Greenwood.

They lived at 101 Longfield Road, Todmorden

Hargreaves, James
[16??-17??] A Halifax clothier.

In 1716, he married Mary, daughter of Jeremy Brigg

Hargreaves, James
[18??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Wood Bottom Mill, Walsden.

In June 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Hargreaves, Jim Craven
[1922-1944] Son of Alice Ann & Joseph Hargreaves of Todmorden.

In [Q1] 1941, he married Doreen Morris in Todmorden.

They lived at Portsmouth, Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 2nd July 1944 (aged 22).

He was buried at the Moascar War Cemetery [3 A 15].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Hargreaves, John
[1628-1701] Son of Jonathan Hargreaves.

He was a clerk to Edward Hanson.

He practised as a scrivener in Rastrick [1650-1656] and in Halifax [1660-1701].

He was Coroner [1662-1701].

He married Unknown.


  1. John
  2. Elizabeth who married Mr Bairstow
  3. Grace who married Richard Newton
  4. Dorothy
  5. Ann [d 1663]
  6. Judith [d 1664]

Hargreaves, John
[1653-1700] Son of John Hargreaves.

In 1679, he married Susan, daughter of John Murgatroyd.


  1. Susannah
  2. Alice who married Jonathan Maude

He was recorded as being

very fat

and died at the age of 46

Hargreaves, John
[1809-1888] Of Brighouse

Hargreaves, John
[1867-19??] Born in Halifax

On 7th April 1890, he married Annie Elizabeth Hollas in Halifax.

Annie Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Hollas


  1. John [b Halifax 1894]
  2. Sydney [b Reddish 1899]
  3. Ernest Harold [b Reddish 1903]

Hargreaves, John A.
[19??-] Born in Burnley. He now lives in Halifax. He is a popular local historian, writer and teacher. He is a member and officer of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

His published works include

  • Sowerby Bridge in Old Photographs [1994]
  • Halifax [1999]

Hargreaves, Jonathan
[1???-16??] Of Skircoat.

He married Unknown.


  1. John

Hargreaves, Joseph
[1889-1918] He worked for Halifax Corporation.

He lived at 10 Bath Parade, Waterside, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He died of pneumonia in hospital in Boulogne [6th November 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille [X C 6].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Hargreaves, Lewis
[1879-1936] Born in Halifax.

He was a foreman dyer [1918].

On 7th December 1918, he married Ethel in Halifax.

Ethel was the daughter of
William Henry Magson and widow of Alfred Swan

Hargreaves, Lloyd
[1???-1???] In 1868, he and Mr Thomas established business as pattern maker at Gaol Lane, Halifax.

In 1874, Hargreaves became sole proprietor.

In 1888, the business moved to Central Pattern Works, Halifax.

The business is recorded in 1905

Hargreaves, Paul
[1940-] Son of Fred Hargreaves.

He married Christine.

Christine was the daughter of James Horrocks Taylor


  1. Louise
  2. Nicholas

In 1980, Christine married Roger Atkin [1935-]

Hargreaves, Peter

He married 0??-1???.


  1. Albert

Hargreaves, Richard
[1842-1896] He worked for Ormerod Taylor & Son Limited at Walsden.

He was Master at the Todmorden Lodge of Harmony.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Hargreaves, Robert
[1???-1???] Of Hipperholme.

He was a trustee of Birkhead's Charity

Hargreaves, Rev Robert
[16??-17??] BA.

Curate at Todmorden [1742]

See Norland Upper Hall

Hargreaves, Robert
[1824-1902] In 1856, he married Lucy Hannah Manby [1825-1904] in Skipton.

He lived at Norland Hall [1904]

Hargreaves, Robert
[1933-2010] Eldest son of Reg Hargreaves.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He and his siblings – including Roger – were brought up at Hazelhurst, Sowerby Bridge. He was educated at Eastbourne College.

He started work as a Junior Reporter for the Halifax Courier in 1950. He joined the RAF, and was a Pilot Officer based in Prince Edward Island. He went to work for the Manchester Telegraph before moving to London.

In 1962, he joined the editorial team of News at Ten, and worked as Head of Special Projects and Washington correspondent.

He returned to England due to illness.

He subsequently wrote Superpower, and American history & the First Freedom: a history of the freedom of speech. He retired and went to live near Rye

Hargreaves, Sydney
[1896-1915] He lived at 7 Prescott Street, Halifax.

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

He died in hospital of head wounds from a sniper [28th May 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery [II F 128].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hargreaves, Thomas
[1812-1???] Woolstapler at Halifax.

In 1855, he married Anna Maria Lancashire [b 1816] from Holywell.

They lived at 7 Park Road, Halifax [1881]

Hargreaves, William
[18??-18??] In 1866, he began making shuttles at Gauxholme Mill, Walsden

Hargreaves, William
[1860-19??] Son of Abraham Hargreaves, farm labourer.

Born in Rastrick.

He was a cotton doubler of Rastrick [1882] / a cotton doubler [1891] / manager in cotton mill [1901, 1911].

In 1882, he married (1) Emma Haigh [1862-1897] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Emma was born in Rastrick, the daughter of Humphrey Haigh, commercial traveller.

She was a worsted weaver [1891]



  1. Sarah Jane [b 1883] who was a cotton reeler [1901]
  2. Albert
  3. Ida May [b 1893] who was a cotton winder [1911]

Emma died in 1897 (aged 35).

In 1898, he married (2) Ellen [1856-1908] in Halifax.

Ellen was the daughter of Unknown, and widow of Mr Hoyle.

She had a daughter Edith Hoyle [b 1881] who was a school teacher [1901]


Ellen died in 1908 (aged 52).

In 1909, he married (3) William [1866-19??] in Rochdale.

Mary Ann was born in Rochdale

The family lived at

  • Brighouse Fields, Rastrick [1891]
  • 27 Penn Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 13 Egremont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]


Hargreaves surname
Other forms of the surname include Hardgrave, Hardgraves, Hargrave, Hargraves and Hargreave.

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

George Redmonds writes that the name originated in the Burnley area

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

Unattached BMDs for Hargreaves:

Marriages 1577, 1859, 1887, 1899, 1901, 1913

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