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Parkinson ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Parkinson 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.

Abraham Parkinson [1???-16??]
Adam Parkinson [1830-1883]
Bethel Eli Parkinson [1827-1858]
Caleb Parkinson [1889-1967]
Cecil Parkinson [1883-19??]
Charles Edward Lister Parkinson [19??-]
David Parkinson [17??-18??]
David Parkinson [1795-1878]
David Parkinson [1795-1878]
David Fortune Parkinson [1922-1945]
Edward James Parkinson [19??-]
Ernest Parkinson [1???-194?]
Rev F. C. Parkinson [18??-19??]
Frank Parkinson [1850-1893]
H. Parkinson [18??-191?]
Rev Israel Parkinson [18??-19??]
James Parkinson [18??-19??]
John Parkinson [1845-19??]
John Christopher Parkinson [1845-1902]
Joseph Parkinson [1776-1???]
Joseph Parkinson [1791-18??]
Joseph Parkinson [18??-1917]
Joseph Parkinson [1812-1874]
Lance Parkinson [1894-1917]
Robert Parkinson [18??-1???]
Samuel Parkinson [1798-1878]
Samuel Parkinson [1889-1916]
Spencer Parkinson [18??-18??]
Thomas Parkinson [18??-1???]
Thomas Parkinson [18??-18??]
Tom Parkinson [1867-1942]
Walter Parkinson [18??-1915]
Wilfrid Parkinson [1887-1965]
William Parkinson [1???-1???]
William Parkinson [1720-1???]
Younger Sykes Parkinson [1884-1915]

Parkinson, Abraham
[1???-16??] Of Halifax.

In 1635, he had an argument with Richard Nicholson during morning service in Halifax Parish Church. In a reviling and loud voice, Parkinson called Nicholson a lying rascal, a knave and

bade a turd in his teeth

The 2 men fell out of the pew brawling in full view of the congregation. The Vicar, Hugh Ramsden, condemned them for brawling in God's house and for showing contempt to the peril of their souls

Parkinson, Adam

In [Q2] 1858, he married Mary Jane Lupton in Halifax.

Mary Jane was the daughter of
George Lupton


  1. Hannah [1861-1924] who married Luther Melancthon Horsfall

Parkinson, Bethel Eli
[1827-1858] A Queensbury farmer and dealer in horses and cattle, who was murdered at Wadsworth

Parkinson, Caleb
[1889-1967] Of Halifax.

In 1920, he married Edith Anne, daughter of James Walsh, at the Providence Chapel, Ovenden.


  1. Kathleen M. who married [1945] K. Ian Bond from County Durham at St Matthew's Church, Northowram
  2. D. Henry who married [1946] Nancy Meadowcroft

In 1935, the family moved to Salterlee House, Shibden and he spent the rest of his life there

Parkinson, Cecil
[1883-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a long & short wool merchant (employer) [1911].

Around 1910, he married Ethel Maud [1883-19??].

They lived at #2 Oatland House, Greetland [1911]

Parkinson, Charles Edward Lister
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1976-1977]

Parkinson, David
[17??-18??] He married Betty.


  1. David
  2. Samuel Parkinson

Parkinson, David
[1795-1878] Son of David Parkinson.

Baptised at Kipping Independent Chapel, Thornton.

Farmer, and clay, coal and stone merchant. Some of the stone from his quarries was used in the construction of Black Dike Mills at Queensbury.

In 1818, he married Caleb Spencer's daughter, Sarah.

With his father-in-law, he founded Parkinson & Spencer. He was the uncle of Bethel Eli Parkinson

Parkinson, David
[1795-1878] Born 4th August 1795.

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He married Sarah [1797-1878].


  1. Elizabeth [1821-1838]

The family lived at Hazlehurst Hall, Shibden at the time when it was used as a meeting house by the Methodists.

David died 4th April 1878.

Sarah died 18 days later [22nd April 1878].

Members of the family were buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Parkinson, David Fortune
[1922-1945] Of Cromwell Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Coton School, Bristol & Cambridge University / a musician / an organist.

During World War II, he enlisted [1942], and served as a Lieutenant with the Gloucestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action in Holland [27th February 1945] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery [48 G 7].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Parkinson, Edward James
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1999-2000]

Parkinson, Ernest
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Navy.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Parkinson, Rev F. C.
[18??-19??] He was at Chalfont St Giles before becoming Minister at Patmos Congregational Church [1926-1929]

Parkinson, Frank
[1850-1893] Landlord of the Duke of Edinburgh, Brighouse [1892].

In 1874, he married Jane Ramsden in Halifax.

After his death, Jane took over at the Duke of Edinburgh

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

Parkinson, H.
[18??-191?] He worked for Firth's Carpets at Flush Mills, Heckmondwike.

He died during World War I.

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Parkinson, Rev Israel
[18??-19??] MA.

He was Curate at Illingworth [1875-1877] / first Vicar of St George's Church, Ovenden [1880, 1892, 1907].

Parkinson, James

He was gas and water manager for the Brighouse Local Board [from 16th October 1878] / the first Town Clerk of Rastrick [1894] / Town Clerk of Brighouse [1907].

He was Town Clerk of Brighouse when Princess Louise came to open the Brighouse Art Gallery on 22nd May 1907

In 1909, he resigned under a cloud, following the scandal caused by James W. Wrigley.

He was succeeded as Town Clerk by J. H. Rothwell.

He went to live in Harrogate where he died

Parkinson, John
[1845-19??] Born in Bentham, Cumberland.

He was a brewer's labourer [1901].

Around 1885, he married Elizabeth [1849-19??].

Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield

Possibly: In [Q2] 1880, a John Parkinson married Elizabeth Sykes in Bradford


  1. Sykes [b 1885]

The family lived at 20 Johnson, Street, Halifax [1901].

Living with them in 1901 was boarder Charles Haigh [b 1872] (brewer's labourer) 

Parkinson, John Christopher
[1845-1902] Born in Bentham.

He was a brewer's labourer [1884].

In [Q1] 1884, he married Eliza Sykes [1846-1887] in Halifax.

Eliza was born in Halifax


  1. Sykes

Parkinson, Joseph
[1776-1???] Farmer at Pond Farm, Brighouse [1841]

He married Unknown.


  1. Mary [b 1811]
  2. Joseph [b 1816]
  3. Hannah [b 1816]
  4. Mary [b 1839]
  5. John [b 1840]

Parkinson, Joseph
[1791-18??] From Halifax.

He was an excise officer [1825, 1841].

He married Grace from Ireland.


  1. Thomas [b 1824] who was a clerk [1841]
  2. William [1825-1883]
  3. Joseph [b 1831]

The family lived at 12 Bond Street, Halifax [1841].

Son William was baptised in
Addingham, and went to live in Rotterdam, Holland where he died [19th May 1883]. He was brought back to Yorkshire and buried at Addingham

Parkinson, Joseph
[18??-1917] Known as Joe.

Of 27 Duke Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [7th June 1917].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [47], on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Parkinson, Joseph
[1812-1874] He married Elizabeth.


  1. Hannah [1865-1913] who married William Nowell

Joseph and Elizabeth. were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 1795] Hannah and her husband, William, were buried there [Plot Number 969]

Parkinson, Lance
[1894-1917] Son of Tom Parkinson.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a cotton spinner.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [7th October 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial

Parkinson, Robert
[18??-1???] School master at Rishworth School [1861]

Parkinson, Samuel
[1798-1878] Son of David Parkinson.

Born at Northowram / Ovenden.

Baptised at Kipping Independent Chapel, Thornton.

He was a comber at Northowram [1820], a farmer & delver [1841], a stone dealer & farmer 20 acres [1851], and a farmer at Micklemoss, Northowram [1858]

On 31st December 1820, he married Hannah Charnock [1802-1856] of Northowram, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Charles [b 1826]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1826]
  3. Bethel Eli
  4. David [b 1830]
  5. Margrett [b 1832]
  6. Harriet [b 1833]
  7. Hannah [1835-1836]
  8. John [1838-1839]
  9. Hannah [b 1840] who married [1860] Joseph Benn in Bradford

He recognised the body of his son, Bethel, when he went to the Hare & Hounds, Old Town where it was on display

The family lived at

  • Mountain, Northowram [1841]
  • Mountain Delves, Northowram [1851]

In 1861, Samuel was a widower and farmer of 20 acres living at Laws Farm, Thornton, Bradford.

In 1871, Samuel was living with his daughter Hannah and her husband, Joseph Benn, and family in Thornton, Bradford.

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Parkinson, Samuel
[1889-1916] Born in Rishworth.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [14th September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A 7 6B], on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden, on Rishworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth

Parkinson, Spencer
[18??-18??] Stone merchant of Northowram.

On 17th October 1853, he married Elizabeth Medley at Hanover Street Chapel, Halifax

Elizabeth second was the daughter of the late John Medley of Northowram

Parkinson, Thomas
[18??-1???] In [Q1] 1863, he married Delia Garsed in Halifax.

Delia was the daughter of
David Garsed


  1. Agnes Ann [b 1865]

Parkinson, Thomas
[18??-18??] Licensed victualler at Peel Street, Halifax.

In November 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Parkinson, Tom
[1867-1942] Born in Northowram.

He was a stone quarryman [1889].

On 30th June 1889, he married Minnie Bates [1865-1934] at Bradford Cathedral.

Minnie was born in Northowram


  1. Lance
  2. Harold [b 1892]
  3. Sarah Jane [b 1898]
  4. Harry [b 1902]

The children were born in Queensbury.

The family lived at 13A Nelson Street, Queensbury [1911]

Parkinson, Walter
[18??-1915] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action at Gallipoli [7th June 1915].

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial [58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Parkinson, Wilfrid
[1887-1965] MC.

Born at Norland. He was educated at Leicester and Peterhouse, Cambridge. During World War I, he served in the R. E. (Signals). He was mentioned in dispatches and won the Military Cross. He was chief mathematical master at Merchant Taylors' School [1919-1925], master at City of Oxford School [1925-1932] and Headmaster at Bridlington School [1932-1947].

In 1916, he married Grace Booth Bidwell.


  1. 1 son
  2. 1 daughter

Parkinson, William
[1???-1???] Landlord of the Travellers' Rest, Hipperholme [1834, 1835]

On 4th July 1835, he married Hannah Crowther of Hipperholme in Halifax

Parkinson, William
[1720-1???] A gentleman of Wheatley. He was chapelwarden at Illingworth [1748]

Parkinson, Younger Sykes
[1884-1915] Known as Sykes.

Son of John Christopher Parkinson.

He was employed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company / a reservist and served in the South African War.

On 19th October 1912, he married Annie Mosey at Coley Church.

Annie was born in Halifax


  1. Irene [b 1914]

The family lived at 25 Horner Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action at Givenchy [10th March 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at the Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture [IX F 14].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

After his death, Annie married Mr Sutcliffe


The Parkinson family of Elland-cum-Greetland

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

Unattached BMDs for Parkinson:

Marriages 1891, 1893

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