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Mr Hill [18??-1???]
Albert Hill [18??-19??]
Albert Hill [1841-1919]
Albert Edward Hill [1865-19??]
Alfred Hill [1854-1???]
Benjamin Hill [1851-1934]
Betty Nuttall Hill [1747-1772]
Charles Hill [1???-1???]
Charles Hill [1815-18??]
Charles Marshall Hill [1864-1903]
Edward Hill [1589-1668]
Ely Hill [17??-1???]
Sir Enoch Hill [1865-1942]
Ernest Hatton Hill [1861-1918]
Ernest Oswald Hill [1880-1917]
Esther Hill [1821-1???]
Rev F. C. Hill [1???-19??]
Fred Hill [1885-1915]
G. Hill [18??-1919]
George Hill [1854-19??]
George Hill [1895-1918]
George Hill [1914-1892]
George Haigh Hill [1789-1843]
Green Hill [18??-19??]
Harry Hill [18??-1915]
Harry Hill [1887-1918]
Henry de Ferneaux Hill [1876-1915]
Herbert Hill [1883-1917]
Horace Hill [1907-1974]
Canon J. B. Hill [18??-19??]
Jack Hill [1912-1943]
James Hill [16??-17??]
James Oliver Hill [1893-1916]
Rev James Robert Hill [18??-1904]
John Hill [17??-1???]
John Hill [1777-1813]
John Hill [18??-19??]
John Hill [1832-1???]
John Hill [1835-1901]
John Hill [1850-1???]
John Edwards Hill [1832-1901]
John Henry Hill [18??-19??]
Joshua Hill [1660-1739]
Lancelot Porter Hill [1868-1945]
Mabel Hill [19??-19??]
Rev R. C. Hill [18??-19??]
Richard Hill [1???-18??]
Richard Hill [17??-1780]
Rowland Hill [1881-1945]
Rowland Henry Hill [1873-1952]
Samuel Hill [1678-1759]
Rev Stephen Hill [1855-1937]
Rev T. Hill [1???-19??]
T. R. Hill [18??-19??]
Thomas (Tom) Hill [1884-1930]
Thomas Hill [18??-19??]
Vernon Hill [1887-1971]
Rev W. F. Hill [18??-19??]
Walter Hill [1879-19??]
William Hill [18??-1???]
William Hill [1828-1889]
William Hill [1837-1895]
William Hill [1897-1918]

Hill, Mr
[18??-1???] He married Phoebe Anne [1835-19??]. Phoebe Anne was widowed by 1911.


  1. Mary Edwards [b 1860]

The family lived at 19 Balmoral Place, Halifax [1911]

Hill, Albert
[18??-19??] Established Albert Hill & Company

Hill, Albert

Question: Does anyone know if this man is the same Albert Hill who established Albert Hill & Company?


Born in Bradford.

Baptised at St George's Church, Kidderminster [24th March 1847].

He was living in Halifax by 1851.

He was a cloth merchant in Halifax [1873] / in business at Commercial Street, Halifax [1881].

In [Q3] 1870, he married Mary Ann Burton [18??-1900] in Halifax.


  1. Albert W. [b 1872]
  2. Rowland Henry
  3. Marian Burton [b 1875]

The children were born in Halifax

The family lived at

  • 11 Davy's Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • the Model Lodging House, Halifax (possibly the Old Model Lodging House) [1861]
  • 21 Milton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 25 Milton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 30 Heath Crescent, Free School Lane, Halifax [1901, where Mary Ann died 1908]

In 1911, the widowed Albert was visiting Joseph Thomson, (retired worsted cloth manufacturer), at Norton Towers, Halifax.

Albert died in Halifax [Q1 1919].

Hill, Albert Edward
[1865-19??] Son of James Hill, engine tenter.

Born in Warley.

He was a cabinet maker of Dam Head Cottages [1892] / a cabinet maker [1901] / a joiner & cabinet maker [1911].

On 3rd May 1892, he married Rachel Ackroyd [1868-1954] at St John the Evangelist, Warley.

Rachel, of Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of Oliver Ackroyd, plumber

Rachel was born in Sowerby Bridge


  1. James Oliver
  2. Millicent [1897-1997] who was a carpet fringer [1911]
  3. William Douglas [1903-1929]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 72 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 4 West View, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1915]

Hill, Alfred
[1854-1???] Born in Kirkheaton.

He married Mary Ann Wood [1850-1???] from Mirfield.


  1. Sarah [b 1876]
  2. Alice [b 1877]
  3. Walter [b 1882]
  4. Thomas
  5. Ada [b 1888]
  6. Edith [b 1888]

Hill, Benjamin
[1851-1934] Son of Charles Hill.

Born in Cleckheaton.

He was a striper & grinder (cotton) [1881]; a cotton operative [1891]; a cotton grinder [1901]; a lap maker in cotton mill [1911].

In [Q1] 1876, he married Lucy Ann Ingham [1847-1938] in Halifax.

Lucy was born in Halifax.

She was a silk picker [1891]



  1. Fred [1877-1906] who was a silk band putter on [1891], a silk operative dresser [1901]

The family lived at Bank Street Cottage, Brighouse [1881]; Bank Street, Brighouse [1891]; 36 Bank Street, Brighouse [1901, 1911]

Benjamin died 21st January 1934 (aged 82).

Lucy Ann died 5th March 1938 (aged 90) 

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Hill, Betty Nuttall
[1747-1772] Daughter of Richard Hill

She inherited the bulk of the estate of her grandfather Samuel Hill, and she was to receive this inheritance when she came of age or married. Samuel appointed five trustees:

The trustees were to run the estate and pay his debts and pay Richard Hill an income of £50 per year, so long he did not interfere in the upbringing of his daughter Betty Nuttall Hill who was in the guardianship of her grandmother Susan Kay (Nuttall) who also received £50 per year.

In 1767, she married John Bower and inherited the estate.

They had no children.

She died in 1772, and without having children, Samuel Hill's estate reverted back to the trustees. The case was taken to Chancery and was finally settle in 1793. After the death of Betty Kay, Richard Hill took up with Ann Wylde they lived together as man & wife. There was no legal marriage between them(this was determined by a seperate court case), she is the wife mentioned in the Companion entry for Samuel Hill. They had two children Richard Holroyde Hill & Amelia Hill who married Charles Vincent. Richard Hill's date of death is also given in the transcript as 1780

Hill, Charles
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1759]

Hill, Charles
[1815-18??] Born in Kirkheaton.

He was a cotton dyer [1861].

He married Dorothy [1818-1???].

Dorothy was born in Kirkheaton


  1. John Henry [b 1850]
  2. Benjamin
  3. Jonathan [b 1854]
  4. Albert [b 1858]

The family lived at

  • Mill Lane, Brighouse [1861]
  • Elland Road, Brighouse [1871]

Hill, Charles Marshall
[1864-1903] LRCP, MRCS.

Son of John Edwards Hill.

Born in Skircoat [3rd March 1864].

On 27th April 1892, he married Edith Florence Hilda Louise Fox.

The family lived at Priory Place, Doncaster.

He died of gastritis in Hong Kong [4th July 1903].

He was buried at Hong Kong

Hill, Edward
[1589-1668] MA.

He was rector of Crofton and vicar of Huddersfield. He was ejected and – being related to the Listers of Shibden Hall – moved to Shibden.

He married Ann [1615-1668].

The both died within 2 hours of each other on the same day in January 1668/9 and were buried at Halifax Parish Church

Hill, Ely
[17??-1???] Coiner

Hill, Sir Enoch
[1865-1942] JP, FCIS.

In 1909, he founded the Halifax & District Permanent Banking Company Limited.

See Johanna Axe and Northedge Park, Hipperholme

Hill, Ernest Hatton
[1861-1918] Son of John Edwards Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a clerk to Hipperholme Council / solicitor / Coroner for Halifax and Huddersfield districts / Coroner for the Honour of Pontefract / Coroner for the West Riding [1905] / employed at military records in York.

In [Q1] 1892, he (possibly) married Emily Elizabeth Hoyle in Halifax.


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The family lived at Savile Lawn, Halifax [1905]. During World War I, he served as a Captain with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following an operation for appendicitis at Fulford Military Hospital, York [11th April 1918]. His wife was present at his death.

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [2 34P/30].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Hill, Ernest Oswald
[1880-1917] Son of George Hill.

Born in Halifax [Q3 1880].

He was a French polisher [1901] / employed by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.

He married Mary.

They lived at 20 Audley Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Gunner with the 229th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed by a shell dropped in the doorway of the dugout [25th April 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez [XV L 4]

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

Hill, Esther
[1821-1???] Mill worker at (possibly) Thomas Taylor & Sons mill at Mixenden.

On 15th June 1839, she was brutally attacked by an overlooker at the mill – Joseph Sykes

Hill, Rev F. C.
[1???-19??] Curate at St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram [1928]

Hill, Fred
[1885-1915] He was a butcher at Hebden Bridge Co-operative Society / a regular soldier with 6 years' service.

He lived at Melbourne Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he was called-up with the British Expeditionary Force [August 1914], and served as a Guardsman with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He was wounded in the right hand and captured by the Germans [November 1914].

He died as a POW [13th April 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Berlin South-Western Cemetery [VII A 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Hill, G.

During World War I, he served as an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force.

He died 20th May 1919.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E U 35]

Hill, George
[1854-19??] Son of John Hill.

Born in Frome, Somerset.

He was a plasterer [1881] / a foreman plasterer [1891, 1901] / a slater & plasterer [1911].

In 1876, he married Mary Jane Russell [1857-19??] in Knaresborough.

Mary Jane was born in Harrogate, the daughter of Christopher Russell, club steward


  1. Walter Dyson [b 1877] who was a warehouseman [1891], a wool warehouseman [1901]
  2. Herbert R. [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891]
  3. Hill Ernest
  4. George Edward [b 1883] who was an under groom [1901], a brass moulder's labourer [1911]
  5. Frederick Arthur [b 1885] who was a mill mechanic [1901]
  6. Olive May [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  7. Florence Ethel [b 1889] who was a worsted doffer [1901]
  8. Clarice [b 1890] who was a coating weaver [1911]
  9. Lewis Clifford [b 1893] who was a brass moulders apprentice [1911]
  10. Horace [b 1894] who was a worsted reeler [1911]
  11. Gertrude [b 1896] who was a jeweller enameller [1911]
  12. Bernard Wallace [b 1899]
  13. Stanley Redvers [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • Claro Club, Prospect Crescent, Harrogate [with Mary Jane's family 1881]
  • 8 Mill Thorn Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 18 Rose Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 82 Violet Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was widowed father-in-law Christopher Russell [b Hazenby near Toppliff, Yorkshire 1833] (club steward) 

Hill, George
[1895-1918] He was the adopted son of Thomas Reynolds of Cudworth, Barnsley.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 14th April 1918 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery [VIII I 189]

Hill, George
[1914-1892] Son of Thomas (Tom) Hill.

He married (1) Hilda Smith.

He married (2) Emily Briggs

Hill, George Haigh
[1789-1843] Of Rastrick.

He married Esther [1788-1846].


  1. John [1824-1847]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Hill, Green
[18??-19??] On 5th November 1904, he married Gertrude, daughter of Joe Oates, at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Hill, Harry
[18??-1915] He worked for Graham & Fleming

He married Unknown.


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The family lived at Waterloo Street, Boothtown.

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [5th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, Harry
[1887-1918] Son of Ellen & J. E. Hill of Lee Mount, Halifax.

He married Ada.

They lived at 23 Parliament Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [13th September 1918] (aged 31).

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [A 8 87].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, Henry de Ferneaux
[1876-1915] Born in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

He lived at Cannon Street, Shade.

He married Unknown.


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During World War I, served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was struck blow on the head

probably by a spy

whilst he was guarding a railway tunnel at Hullavington, Chipping Sodbury.

He died in hospital in Farnworth [27th November 1915].

He was buried at St James's Churchyard, New Bury, Lancashire [A 20].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at York Street Wesleyan Methodist Church

Hill, Herbert
[1883-1917] Son of Caroline & Frank Hill of Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Jane Ellen Watts in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 40th Motor Ambulance Convoy Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 14th July 1917 (aged 34).

He was (possibly) buried at the Blaisy-Bas Churchyard [South-West Corner].

Jane Ellen married Mr Walker.

They lived at 51 Elland Road, Brighouse

Hill, Horace
[1907-1974] Son of Rowland Hill.

He was a furnaceman.

On 2nd October 1930, he married Minnie Horrobin at Halifax Parish Church.

Minnie was the daughter of John Thomas Horrobin

They lived at St Peter Street, Halifax

Hill, Canon J. B.
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1897-1898]

Hill, Jack
[1912-1943] Son of Thomas (Tom) Hill.

He was educated at Siddal Council School / a conductor with Halifax Corporation Transport.

In 1935, he married Alice Clark [1912-1979].


  1. Thomas Greenwood [b 1939]

The family lived at Oxford Terrace, Siddal.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Corps of Signals.

He died in a Japanese POW camp in Maluku, Indonesia [12th September 1943] (aged 31).

He was buried at the Ambon War Cemetery [14 A 7].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hill, James
[16??-17??] Of Soyland.

He was a clothier.

Around 1694, he acquired Hoyle Bank Farm.

He married Deborah [1657-1741].


  1. Samuel

Deborah is mentioned on Samuel's Hill family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Hill, James Oliver
[1893-1916] Son of Albert Edward Hill.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / a colour blender (worsted spinning) [1911] / head of the colour mixing department of Arthur Siddall, worsted spinners, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the Northumberland Fusiliers

He went to France [October 1916], and served with the 1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [5th November 1916].

He was buried at the Warlencourt British Cemetery [VIII A 19]

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Hill, Rev James Robert
[18??-1904] MA.

He was educated at St John's College Oxford before becoming Curate at Brighouse [1890] and Fifth Vicar of Lightcliffe [28th May 1897].

The new Vicarage eas built during his incumbency.

He resigned in July 1903.

He died September 1904

Hill, John
[17??-1???] Coiner

Hill, John
[1777-1813] A cotton spinner from North Dean, Greetland.

On 25th December 1810, he (possibly) married Susannah Fleeming from Norland, at Halifax Parish Church.


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He was one of the members of a Luddite gang charged with stealing firearms from George Haigh. He was also charged with frame-breaking.

At the trial, Hill said that he was present at the robbery, but did not take an active part in the crime. The judge directed that, because he was present, he was equally guilty.

He was executed at the Tyburn, York on 26th January 1813.

His brother escaped being apprehended by the authorities. John's widow said that both John and his brother had been forced to take part in the robbery. John had been forced from his bed by the Gang. She followed them for half-a-mile, in a state of undress, until they threatened to blow her brains out if she did not go back home.

Shillitoe visited his widow

Hill, John
[18??-19??] Son of Lancelot Porter Hill.

Landlord of the Black Horse, Clifton [1935]

Hill, John
[1832-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a leather currier [1881].

He married Sarah Ann [1834-1???].

Sarah Ann was born in Halifax


  1. George

The family lived at 2 Raglan Street, Halifax [1881]

Hill, John
[1835-1901] Born in Forfarshire, Scotland.

He was a ventilating engineer / a partner in Hill & Hey [1874]. In 1874, he and John Edwards Hey patented a design for improvements in ventilators.

On 26th October 1858, he married Ann Esther, sister of John Edwards Hey, in Halifax.

He died in Halifax

Hill, John
[1850-1???] Born in Bishopsthorpe.

He was A flag cutter [1881].

He married Mary [1850-1???] from Queensbury. Mary was innkeeper at the Crown & Cushion, Halifax [1891]


  1. Amy [b 1877]
  2. Walter

The family lived at

  • Ann Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 32 Winding Road, Halifax [1891]

Hill, John Edwards
[1832-1901] Son of Richard Hill.

Halifax solicitor [1879].

On 11th August 1858, he married Phoebe Ann, daughter of Joseph Hatton at St Jude's, Islington.


  1. Mary [b 1860]
  2. Ernest Hatton
  3. Charles Marshall

The family lived at

He died at home from a heart attack on Easter Monday, 8th April 1901. He died intestate.

See Halifax Ragged School and Quellyn Slate Quarry Company

Hill, John Henry
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Gaunt, Foster & Hill [1934].

He qualified in May 1914

Hill, Joshua
[1660-1739] Curate at Southowram [1698,1703] and Vicar of Lightcliffe [1706].

The Northowram Register records that he

had bin blind & unfit to preach a long time, & the chapel oft empty

He was buried at Lightcliffe

Hill, Lancelot Porter
[1868-1945] Born in Whitehaven.

He was a farmer in Cumberland [1924].

In 1924, he declined an invitation from Sir George Armytage to become tenant at Kirklees Home Farm.

In 1935, he accepted and moved to Kirklees.

In 1895, he married Sarah Ann Mattinson in Cumberland. Children:

  1. John
  2. Jane

Hill, Mabel
[19??-19??] She set a women's endurance roller-skating record of 52 hours.

The record was broken by Mary Quinn of Deganwy, who skated for 53 hours at the Victory Rink, Sowerby Bridge

Hill, Rev R. C.
[18??-19??] Or Rev R. J. Hill.

Minister at Waring Green Congregational Church [1892]

Hill, Richard

On 24th March 1831, he married Mary Edwards.

Mary was the daughter of
John Edwards


  1. John Edwards

Hill, Richard
[17??-1780] Of Kebroyd.

Son of Samuel Hill.

In 1746, he went into partnership with his father at Kebroyd Mills.

Richard left to set up in business on his own.

He employed John Collier in his office. Sam Hill disagreed with the large salary which Collier earned.

In 1787 and 1788, he was mentioned in the Bankruptcy column of newspapers.

He married (1) Betty [1728-1747], daughter of Susan (née Nuttall) & Roger Kay of Bury.


  1. Samuel [1746-1756]
  2. Betty Nuttall

After Betty's death, Richard took up with Ann Wylde – whom Samuel Hill considered to be unsuitable. They lived together as man and wife. There was no legal marriage between them (as was determined by a separate court case).

This and his failure in business led to his being estranged from his father and subsequently disinherited and excluded from Sam's will. The bulk of Samuel's estate was to go to Richard's daughter Betty Nuttall.


  1. Richard Holroyde
  2. Amelia who married Charles Vincent

The family lived at Kebroyd Hall, Soyland which his father built for Richard.

The family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Wife Betty and son Samuel are mentioned on the family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Hill, Rowland
[1881-1945] Born in Leeds.

In [Q3] 1905, he married Kate Eliza Wormald [1885-1957] in Halifax.

His wife was recorded as Kate Eliza (Wormald) at her baptism but as Eliza Kate (Hill) on her death certificate


  1. twins Richard [b 1905]
  2. Susan [1905-1956] who married Jack Cameron
  3. Horace
  4. Lilly [b 1912]
  5. Annie Joan [b 1920]
  6. Marjory Jean [b 1925]

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church

Hill, Rowland Henry
[1873-1952] Son of Albert Hill.

Born in Halifax.

Landscape painter in oils and watercolours.

During a family holiday at Runswick Bay, Rowland met artist Ralph Hedley who helped and encouraged him with his art.

His father insisted on his joining the family business, but allowed him to attend classes at Halifax School of Art and at Bradford Technical College.

He was a woollen merchant [1891] / an artist (painter) own account / a woollen merchant [1901] / an artist (painter) / a woollen cloth merchant [1911] / a member of the Halifax Art Society / a member of the Staithes group of Artists / a student at Sir Herbert von Herkomer's Art School in Bushey, Hertfordshire [1905] / President of the British Water Colour Society.

From 1897, he exhibited at the Royal Academy.

In 1938, Rowland and son Peter sailed 1st class on the MS Betancuria from Tenerife to London [arriving 27th December 1938].

In 1908, he married Dorothy Hester Turner at St Michael's Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.

Dorothy who came from a wealthy Sheffield family.

The couple met in Runswick Bay



  1. Peter Rowland [b 1910] who was a company secretary [1938]

They lived at

  • 21 Milton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 25 Milton Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 30 Free School Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • Ellerby Lodge, Hunderwell, Yorkshire [1936, 1938]

In 1911, the family were at Blacker, Horsforth Avenue, Bridlington visiting widowed mother-in-law Abigail Turner [1848-19??].

Rowland died in Scarborough [5th September 1952].

He was buried at Christ Church, Ugthorpe, Yorkshire.

Hill, Samuel
[1678-1759] A prosperous worsted manufacturer and merchant.

See The Letter Books of Joseph Holroyd & Sam Hill

Hill, Rev Stephen
[1855-1937] Born in Kidderminster [1st October 1855].

He was Vicar of St James's Church, Halifax [1908-1921].

In 1900, he married Frances Jane Barker [1872-1919] in Leeds.

Frances Jane was born in Arthington

Frances Jane died at St James Vicarage, Halifax [Q1 1919].

Stephen died in Coventry [6th February 1937].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3 Q 13]

Hill, Rev T.
[1???-19??] Minister of Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden [1930]

Hill, T. R.
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1894-1901]

Hill, Thomas (Tom)
[1884-1930] Son of Alfred Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was (possibly) landlord of the Shears, West Vale [after 1911] / landlord of the Prince of Wales, West Vale [from 27th September 1930 until his death on 16th December 1930].

In 1911, he married Mary Ann, daughter of Henry Bedford, in Halifax.


  1. Jack
  2. George

In 1938, Mary Ann married Walter Longbottom.

The family lived at

  • 5 Jubilee Road, Siddal [1891]
  • 3 Morley View, Siddal [1901, 1911]
  • Oxford Lane, Siddal [1931]

Family tradition has it that Tom wanted his son to take over the running of the Prince of Wales, West Vale, but the offer was declined. The license at the pub was transferred to Mary Ann on 31st January 1931, and she remained only a few months

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

Hill, Vernon
[1887-1971] Born in Halifax.

He was a sculptor, illustrator and lithographer / member of the Halifax Art Society. As a sculptor, his work includes the RAF Memorial at Runnymede, Bradford Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, St Columba's Cathedral, Pont Street, London, Middle Temple, London, and the sculptor of St George in BBC Broadcasting House, London.

On 28th May 1914, he married Beatrice Bedford in London.

Beatrice was the daughter of Sidney Bedford

They lived at

  • Westbourne Park, London
  • Northumberland Place, London
  • Headley Down, Hampshire
  • 41 Hyde Park, Halifax [1919]

Hill, Rev W. F.
[18??-19??] Curate at Elland [1905]

Hill, Walter
[1879-19??] Son of John Hill.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner [1901] / a licensed victualler at the Siddal Place, Siddal [1911].

In 1900, he married Emily Ann Walton [1877-19??] from Halifax, in Halifax.


  1. Annie [b 1903]

The family lived at

Hill, William
[18??-1???] He was a stone mason [1856].

On 19th May 1856, he married Sarah Aaron in Halifax.

Sarah was the daughter of
Francis Aaron


  1. Benjamin [b 1858]
  2. Eliza [b 1860]

The children were born in Halifax

Hill, William
[1828-1889] Leeds-based architect whose practice built many Nonconformist chapels, including Bethesda Church, Elland

Hill, William
[1837-1895] Beerhouse keeper at the Spa inn, Cragg Vale [1895].

In 1859, he married Amanda Hinchcliffe in Halifax.

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Hill, William
[1897-1918] Son of Jenny Hill of Sheffield.

Born in Sheffield.

He lived at Lower Skircoat Green, Halifax.

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

He died 1st May 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Nine Elms British Cemetery [XI B 1].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


The Hill family of Halifax & Soyland

Hill surname
There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hill, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hill:

Marriages 1889, 1907, 1910, 1937; Deaths 1906, 1907

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