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The entries for people & families with the surname Noble 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.

(Jnr) Francis Noble [18??-18??]
Mrs Noble [1???-18??]
Alfred Noble [1889-1961]
Arthur Noble [1898-1917]
Benjamin Noble [17??-18??]
Benjamin Noble [18??-18??]
Benjamin Noble [1826-1879]
Christopher Green Noble [18??-19??]
Edward Noble [16??-16??]
Ephraim Noble [18??-18??]
Fred Noble [1896-1916]
Harry Noble [19??-19??]
Hartley Noble [18??-1???]
Henry Noble [17??-18??]
Herbert Noble [1897-1917]
John Noble [1795-1852]
John Noble [18??-18??]
John Noble [18??-1918]
John Noble [1804-1869]
John Noble [1823-1909]
Joseph Noble [1808-18??]
Joseph Noble [1812-1878]
Kershaw Noble [18??-18??]
M. Noble [18??-19??]
Sam Noble [1841-19??]
Thomas Noble [18??-1???]
Thomas Crompton Noble [1839-1922]
Timothy Noble [1835-1???]
William Noble [18??-19??]
William Henry Noble [18??-19??]

Noble, (Jnr) Francis
[18??-18??] Linen draper at Halifax.

In March 1858, he was declared bankrupt

Noble, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Noble, Alfred
[1889-1961] Born in Halifax.

He was a brass finisher [1911].

On 13th December 1911, he married Florence Turner in Halifax.

Florence was the daughter of
George Turner

There is no evidence that they had any children.

The couple died in Halifax: Florence [] (aged 1959); Alfred [4th Feb 1961]

Noble, Arthur
[1898-1917] Son of Sarah Emma & Abraham Noble of 6 Winter Hill, Southowram.

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 1st Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [39 & 41], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Noble, Benjamin
[17??-18??] The first postman in Brighouse. He began in 1826.

His son, John, followed him in the postal service

Noble, Benjamin
[18??-18??] Of Brighouse.

In 1873, he gave 2 drinking fountains to the people of Brighouse.

See St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Noble, Benjamin
[1826-1879] Of Calder View, Brighouse.

In 1855, he married Mary Noble Hartley.


  1. Joseph [1855] who died aged 14 days
  2. Benjamin [1855] who died aged 15 days
  3. Daniel Ainley [1857-1858] who died aged 9 months
  4. Mary Ainley [1859] who died aged 6 months
  5. John James [1861] who died aged 7 months
  6. Emmalina [b 1863] who married Alfred Ainley
  7. Agnes [1864-1865] who died aged 4 months
  8. Fred [1865-1867] who died aged 1 year and 6 months

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

Noble, Christopher Green
[18??-19??] In 1905, he married Eleanor Marion

Eleanor Marion was the daughter of
Thomas Ibberson Walker


  1. Donald Lawrence [1910-1981]

Eleanor was buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

Noble, Edward
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. In 1668, he issued tradesmen's tokens worth ½d bearing the image of a cockerel

Noble, Ephraim
[18??-18??] The first organist at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [1848-1875]

Noble, Fred
[1896-1916] Son of Edith Annie & Hanson Noble of 8 Coronation Terrace, Greetland.

Born in Stanningley, Leeds.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 23rd May 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at the White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres [I G 20]

Noble, Harry
[19??-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Noble, Hartley
[18??-1???] Silk spinner in Brighouse.

In 1883, he

formed an improper intimacy

with Mary, the wife of George Henry Woodhouse. He and Mary went to live in Sheffield, and then to Naples and Australia, where they lived as man and wife

Noble, Henry
[17??-18??] He and his brother James built Victoria Mills, Brighouse

Noble, Herbert
[1897-1917] Son of Mrs Hannah Noble of 19 Whitby Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He had a sweetheart, Ivy Miller, of 6 Albert Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Boullon Wood, Cambrai [25th November 1917] (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Noble, John
[1795-1852] Of Rastrick.

Born 10th November 1795.

On 5th February 1815, he married Martha Dyson [1795-1852] at Huddersfield.


  1. Lewis [b 1833, Rastrick]

The family lived at Oaks Green, Rastrick [1841].

He was a founder member and a member of the first Management Committee at New Road Sunday School, Rastrick.

In 1841, he was recorded as a woollen fancy manufacturer.

John ran a small grocery store and was partner in the firm of Helm, Starkey & Noble, manufacturers of fancy goods.

In 1841, Starkey & Noble sold their shares in the business to Helm and emigrated to America.

In 1841, the family left Rastrick for the USA, sailing on 10th August from Liverpool to New York on the Garrick.

John died in Racine, Wisconsin [15th July 1852]

Noble, John
[18??-18??] Coal merchant at Brighouse.

In February 1839, he was declared insolvent

Noble, John

He married Unknown.

They lived at 60 St Peter's Street, Boothtown.

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at the Battle of Lys [14th April 1918].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Hanson's Mill, Halifax

Noble, John
[1804-1869] Son of Benjamin Noble.

He is recorded as Postmaster at Brighouse in 1845. He became the first postmaster at Brighouse Post Office, a shop in Bethel Street.

After 39 years' service, he was forced to resign for selling newspapers from the Post Office.

He was succeeded by David Heaton.

He married Mary [1794-1871],

John died 6th October 1869, and Mary died 26th October 1871 [aged 77].

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

Noble, John
[1823-1909] Born in Halifax [22nd February 1823].

He married Sarah Bancroft.

Sarah was the daughter of
James Bancroft

They emigrated to the US with other members of Sarah's family [1840s].


  1. Joseph A. [1846-1884]
  2. James Bancroft [1848-1925]
  3. Dyson [1853-1941]
  4. Mary Ann [1855-1925] who married Mr Leber
  5. Caroline [1957-1946] who married Mr Edward

Sarah died 11th February 1882.

John died [3rd August 1909].

The couple are buried in the English Settlement Cemetery in Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

Noble, Joseph
[1808-18??] Of Halifax.

Around midnight in December 1843, he returned home after spending the evening at a pub in Halifax, accompanied by an acquaintance whom he had offered to put up for the night. Noble was sitting by the fire and the other man had gone to bed.

Elijah Holroyd, who was drunk, and 3 others came to house and entered. Holroyd began to pull the sheets off the bed. Noble struck Holroyd on the neck and the abdomen. The others took Noble's knife off him and he went to bed.

Holroyd went to seek a doctor, but died 24 hours later from exhaustion.

Noble was charged with the manslaughter, and the jury found him Guilty and he was transported for 15 years

Noble, Joseph
[1812-1878] Silk-spinner. Founded Noble's Silk Mill.

In 1867, a large quern and several burnt stones were discovered as the ground was being prepared for a house being built for Mr Noble in Cotewood Close, Rastrick. It was suggested that the site had been occupied from Roman times or earlier

Question: Is this the correct Mr Noble?


Noble, Kershaw
[18??-18??] Joiner at Ambler Thorn.

In June 1860, he was declared bankrupt

Noble, M.
[18??-19??] Sculptor of West Vale.

He carved

Noble, Sam
[1841-19??] Of Elland.

He was landlord of the Old Pond, Hove Edge [1901].

He married Alice [1835-1909] from Elland.


  1. Herbert [1876-19??]

Alice carried on as licensee at The Pond [1908].

She died in 1909.

The widowed Sam was a retired innkeeper living at 9 Chapel Street, Hove Edge [1911].

He died [Q3] 1926 (aged 85).

h died

Noble, Thomas
[18??-1???] Cotton spinner at West Vale.

He married Unknown.


  1. Milner [1866-1885]

The family lived at Lambert Street, West Vale [1885].

On 2nd May 1885 Milner and a companion Tom Brooke Swallow, were climbing rocks at Long Wall, Elland, when a large rolling stone – reportedly weighing 3 cwt – struck him. He fell and sustained injuries, including a broken neck, jawbone and a fractured skull, which proved immediately fatal

Noble, Thomas Crompton
[1839-1922] Woollen manufacturer at Providence Mill, Elland.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Brier.


  1. William [1877-1925] who ran the Colliers' Arms, Elland [1919-1925]

They lived at 24 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1905]

Noble, Timothy
[1835-1???] Son of joiner Kershaw Noble.

He was a joiner of Northowram [1857].

In 1857, he married Caroline, daughter of George Scott.

In 1901, the widowed Caroline was living with her brother John Scott at the Bay Horse Inn, Boothtown

Noble, William
[18??-19??] Of Halifax.

In 1887, he filed a patent for

improved apparatus for preventing accidents in hoists

Noble, William Henry
[18??-19??] Monumental mason at West Vale.

In November 1878, he was declared bankrupt


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

Unattached BMDs for Noble:

Marriages 1878, 1888, 1896, 1915, 1919, 1942

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