JOHN HOLDSWORTH [1797-1857]
 


John Holdsworth of Halifax
1797-1857

Peal Board in St. John the Baptist, Halifax Parish Church, 1811
Peal Board in St. John the Baptist,
Halifax Parish Church, Mar 26 1811; Apr 4 1836

The founder of John Holdsworth & Co Ltd

[1797-1857] John Holdsworth, Halifax. Son of George Holdsworth

Born 1797.

He was a bell-ringer at the Halifax Parish Church, creating a new record on 25 March 1811, (all ringers aged under 22 years),
also on Mon 6 December 1821, and on 20 December 1824.
See the peal boards on this page.

Married Sarah Irving; 4 sons.

In the 1841 census for the parish of Skircoat, resident at ; John Holdsworth 42; worsted manufacturer; with
Sarah 35,
William 20,
George 19,
Tom 15 and
John 11. (Public Record Office HO 107/ 1304/4 p.19)

In the 1851 census for the township of Skircoat, resident at ; John Holdsworth 52; worsted manufacturer; with
Sarah 50?,
William 30,
Tom 25 and
John 21. (Public Record Office HO 107/ 2298 p.16)

Peal Board in St. John the Baptist, Halifax Parish Church 1821
Peal Board in St. John the Baptist,
Halifax Parish Church, Dec 10 1821; Dec 20 1824

Died 6 June 1857 and was interred at Saint Mary’s Church, Illingworth.
In his will dated 1855, he left an annual sum of £150 to his wife Sarah, so long as she remained his widow and unmarried, but not otherwise. (FW57/40)

A large window was given to the Halifax Parish Church by his sons, in remembrance of John.
He had four sons, the ‘brothers in partnership’
William Irving, 1821
George, 1822
Tom, 1826 and
John, 1830.

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