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Kitchen ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Kitchen 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.

Albert Kitchen [18??-19??]
Arthur Kitchen [1882-1916]
Arthur Kitchen [1887-1918]
Arthur Jennings Kitchen [1???-18??]
Arthur Jennings Kitchen [18??-18??]
Arthur Leslie Kitchen [19??-19??]
Clara Letitia Kitchen [18??-1939]
Cooper Kitchen [1852-1926]
Daniel Kitchen [17??-18??]
Elkanah Kitchen [1742-1828]
Fred Kitchen [1890-1954]
Fred Kitchen [1897-1918]
James Kitchen [1852-1924]
John Kitchen [16??-16??]
John Kitchen [18??-18??]
Joseph Kitchen [17??-18??]
Joseph Kitchen [1868-1???]
Leonard Kitchen [1899-1918]
Lewis Kitchen [1887-1956]
Squire Kitchen [1786-18??]
Thomas Kitchen [1858-1???]
Thomas Allen Kitchen [1872-1923]
Titus Kitchen [1???-18??]
William Kitchen [17??-1788]
William Kitchen [18??-19??]
William Kitchen [1840-1???]
William Kitchen [1865-1904] 

Kitchen, Albert
[18??-19??] Partner in Kitchen & Walker and Kitchen & Wade [1949].

He was Chairman and Managing Director of Willson Lathes Limited [1945, 1949]

Kitchen, Arthur

In [Q4] 1902, he married Rizpah Greenwood in Todmorden.

They lived at 20 New Road, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with C Battery 105th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 24th July 1916 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbé, France [II C 42]

Kitchen, Arthur
[1887-1918] Born in Greetland.

In 1906, he married Eliza Annie Sutcliffe in Halifax.

They lived at 62 Elland Lane, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 20th July 1918.

He was buried at the Marfaux British Cemetery, France [I D 13].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Kitchen, Arthur Jennings
[1???-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Elland.

In September 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Kitchen, Arthur Jennings
[18??-18??] Woollen manufacturer at Elland.

In 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Kitchen, Arthur Leslie
[19??-19??] Of Ivy Dene, Burnley Road. He was a Director of Kitchen & Wade [1949]

Kitchen, Clara Letitia
[18??-1939] Of Rastrick. She was unmarried.

She died 10th August 1939.

In her will, she left £100 to Bridge End Congregational Church, Brighouse, and £100 to St John the Divine, Rastrick out of her estate of £506

Kitchen, Cooper
[1852-1926] Born in Halifax.

Ironmonger, mill furnisher and bicycle manufacturer of Elland [1874].

The business occupied the Moorgate Chambers premises at the junction of Southgate and Coronation Street in Elland.

He produced about 10 different models of tricycle, bicycle, and penny-farthing.

In 1888, he produced his popular Elland Anti-Vibration Safety Bicycle.

Due to illness, he was confined to a wheelchair for the last 27 years of his life.

Cycle manufacturing ended in 190?, but the hardware retail business is still in a part of the original premises today.

On 31st May 1857, he married Susan Nowell [1851-1918] at Halifax Parish Church.

Susan was born in Halifax


  1. Edith Mary [1876-1883]
  2. Ethel [1880-1959] who married Albert Balmforth
  3. Annie [b 1882] who married Edgar Ewart Shaw
  4. Sarah [1884-1976] who married Herbert Mackrell
  5. Nellie [b 1887]
  6. Gladys [1889-1981] who married Arnold Woodhead

Susan died 2nd October 1918 (aged 67).

Cooper died 13th November 1926 (aged 74).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,557 3/1d.

Probate was granted to his sons-in-law Albert Balmforth, Herbert Mackrell, and Arnold Woodhead.

Members of the family were buried at Elland Cemetery

After his death, Gladys and Arnold Woodhead continued the business as Cooper Kitchen Limited until at least 1960.

Lloyds Bank later occupied the corner part of the site

Kitchen, Daniel
[17??-18??] His entry in the Parish Register Index may be a mistranscription for Daniel Hitchen / Daniel Mitchel.

Hatter in Halifax [1787-1789]

Kitchen, Elkanah

he was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

The Parish Registers St Peter's, Sowerby record

An Elkanah Kitchen [aged 57] of Shaws who was buried at Sowerby Church [28th May 1798]

Kitchen, Fred
[1890-1954] Son of James Kitchen.

Born in Sowerby [19th January 1890].

He was a watch maker, jeweller & optician at 3 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1916].

In [Q4] 1912, he married Martha Gertrude Thornton in Halifax

Kitchen, Fred
[1897-1918] Son of William Kitchen.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as an Able Seaman with Anson Battalion RN Div Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

He died 21st August 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France [VI M 18]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Kitchen, James
[1852-1924] Born in Barkisland.

He was a blacksmith [1886].

On 9th February 1886, he married Elizabeth Ann Pickles in Halifax.

Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of
James Pickles


  1. Lewis
  2. Emma [b 1888] who married Samuel Longbottom
  3. Fred

The children were born in Sowerby.

James died in Sowerby [24th March 1924].

Elizabeth Ann died 13th January 1946

Kitchen, John
[16??-16??] Of Lightcliffe.

Heywood writes that

a daughter of [Kitchen], having lived at Mr Foxcroft's at Woodhouse, Halifax, came home with child, which she bore December 1680 and which the women present affirm that it had two heads, but it dyed

Kitchen, John
[18??-18??] Partner in Cawthra & Kitchen

Kitchen, Joseph
[17??-18??] In 1810, he founded a brickworks at Elland

Kitchen, Joseph
[1868-1???] In 1898, he was sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude for assaulting and attempting to drown Hannah Nora Eastwood at Todmorden. The 2 had been living together at Burnley, but she left him because of his violence, and went to live with her mother in Todmorden. He met her in the street and was again violent towards her and she took out a summons against him for assault. A week later, he met her on the canal bank and he pushed her into the water and held her head under. Two men came to her rescue

Kitchen, Leonard
[1899-1918] Son of William Kitchen.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Northowram / employed by Earnshaw's at Lum Brook Mills, Coley.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was taken ill whilst training at Rugeley, Staffordshire.

He died of heart disease at Cannock Mill Hospital [7th January 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel [M 10].

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

Kitchen, Lewis
[1887-1956] Son of James Kitchen.

Born in Barkisland [2nd February 1887]

He was a costumer [1912].

On 8th April 1912, he married Florence Wilson [1881-1952] at St Peter's, Sowerby.

Florence was born in Sowerby


  1. Leslie Wilson [1916-1998]

Kitchen, Squire
[1786-18??] He was a cloth miller [1841].

In 1821, he married Mary [1786-18??].


  1. Delia [b 1821]
  2. Squire [b 1826]
  3. Ruth [b 1827]

The family lived at Hill Top, Elland [1841]

Kitchen, Thomas
[1858-1???] Born in Cheshire.

He was a coachman (domestic) [1891].

Around 1891, he married Ann [1861-0] from Halifax.


  1. Albert [b 1880]
  2. Gerald [b 1886]
  3. Frances [b 1890]

The family lived at Lower Manor Heath Lodge, Halifax [1891]

Kitchen, Thomas Allen
[1872-1923] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Branch Road Inn, Greetland [1909] / landlord of the Bridge Hotel, Greetland [1917]

Kitchen, Titus
[1???-18??] In 1868, he set up a pottery in Elland

Kitchen, William
[17??-1788] Hatter in Halifax

Kitchen, William

In [Q4] 1893, he married Louisa Jane Payne [18??-19??] in Halifax.


  1. Leonard

The family lived at

  • 24 Stephen Row, Northowram
  • 1 Spring Head, Northowram

Kitchen, William
[1840-1???] Born in Greetland.

He was an elementary school teacher – (probably) West Vale Board School [1891].

He married Sarah A. [1838-1???].

They lived at Stainland Road / Church Street, West Vale [1891]

Kitchen, William
[1865-1904] Born in Sheriff Hutton.

He was a stone quarryman [1893].

In 1893, he married Lavinia Woodcock [1867-1953] in Halifax.

Lavinia was born in Hightown


  1. Fred
  2. Doris [b 1903]

The children were born in Brighouse.

The family lived at 2 Dale Street, Brighouse [1911, 1919]


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

Unattached BMDs for Kitchen:

Baptism 1826; Marriages 1877, 1879

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