Anne Gleadhill married John Brown on 20 July 1682 at Kirkburton Parish.

Honley, St Mary baptisms:
Alice, b 13 Apr 1824 chr 22 Aug 1824 dr of John & Nancy Gledhill of Netherton.
Elizabeth Ann, b 6 Jul 1824 chr 26 Sep 1824 dr of Mary Ann Gledhill widow of Honley.
George, b 30 Aug 1825 chr 25 Dec 1825 son of John & Nancy Gledhill of Martin Nest.
William, chr 14 Dec 1828 son of John & Mary Gledhill of Oldfield.
Joshua, chr 28 Dec 1830 son of John & Mary Gledhill of Hogs?

From Almondbury Parish Records, microfilm in Leeds Library:
Children of Joshua Gledhill, clothier of Berry Brow: Susanna 3 Aug 1759, Hannah 6 Sep 1761, Mary 12 Aug 1756.
Children of Benjamin Gledhill 12 Nov 1730 & Ann Dyson m 4 Jul 1751: Benjamin 5 Jan 1760, George 14 Nov 1761.
William married Hannah Shaw 23 May 1781.

Children of Moses & Maria Gledhill, christened St Peter Leeds - from IGI:
Moses 30 Jul 1820, Noah 27 Jun 1813, Bessy 20 Aug 1815, Emma 9 Jun 1817, Martha 11 Apr 1819, Moses 20 Jul 1820, Ann 23 Jun 1822, John 6 Sep 1823, William 28 Aug 1825.

Children of Adam & Hannah Gledhill, christened St Peter Leeds - from IGI:
Joseph 3 Sep 1826, Susanna 25 Jul 1831, John Adam 13 Apr 1835.

Children of Joseph & Jane Gledhill, christened St Peter Leeds - from IGI:
Sarah 22 Apr 1821, John 4 Aug 1822, Ann 14 Dec 1823, Elizabeth 30 Jan 1827, James 5 Apr 1829, Thomas 29 Jan 1832, Alice 20 Apr 1834, Martha 4 Apr 1836, Mary 4 Apr 1836.

Adam Gledhill m Hannah Dufton 5 Oct 1825 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.

Child of Joseph & Jane Gledhill, christened Elland - from IGI: Sarah 4 Jul 1837.

John Gledhill m Elizabeth Harrison 14 Apr 1823 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.

Children of John & Kitty Gleadhill, christened Hope, Derby - from IGI:
Benjamin 8 May 1803, Ann Mar 1805, Sarah Apr 1807, Betty Sep 1809, Daniel 5 Jan 1812, Rachel 31 Jul 1814, Deborah 11 Jul 1816.

William Gledhill m Judith Pyrah 6 Oct 1805 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.
Children of William & Judith Gledhill, christened St Peter Leeds - from IGI:
Mary Ann 25 Jan 1818, Eliza 5 Mar 1820, Sophia 27 Nov 1825, Elijah 2 Nov 1828, Eliza 5 Jun 1831.

David, son of William & Judith Gledhill, christened 1 Dec 1822 Oxford Place formerly Albion Street, Wesleyan, Leeds - from IGI.

Children of Jno. & Hanh. Gledhill (Gleddel) , christened Ebenezer St Methodist New Connexion Leeds - from IGI:Ann 13 Jun 1809, Martha 24 Oct 1813, Elijah 23 Feb 1818, Nathaniel 2 Aug 1822.

John Gledhill m Hannah Thackray 13 Aug 1804 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.
Children of John & Hannah Gledhill, christened St Peter Leeds - from IGI:
Benjamin 11 Jul 1830, William 12 Jul 1835.

John Gledhill m Hannah Ovenden 26 May 1812 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.

James Gledhill m Sarah Robinson 12 Dec 1779 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.

James Gledhill m Elizabeth Outhwaite 26 Jan 1824 St Peter Leeds - from IGI.
Children of James Gledhill & Elizabeth Outhwaite, christened Ebenezer St Methodist New Connexion Leeds - from IGI:
George 23 Jul 1832, John 23 Jul 1832, James 23 Jul 1832.

1881 Barnsley Census at Higham:
    Joseph Gledhill          H     41    Shopkeeper    born Cawthorne
    Ruth Gledhill              W   38     (nee Beaumont)       Thurlstone
    William Gledhill         S     15                                         Silkstone
    George Gledhill          S     12                                         Higham
    Eliza Ann Gledhill     D    10                                         Higham
    Lizzie Gledhill             D    8 months                             Higham

Nathan GLEDHILL married Salomie? VICARMAN by banns 2 Feb 1818 at Holmfirth in the Parish of Almondbury, Huddersfield

Lost Souls
The 1881 Census recorded a Thomas Gleadhill as an inmate in the "Barony Lunatic Asylum" Woodilee Lenzie, Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton, Scotland.  Thomas was born in 1831 in Edinburgh and had been a teacher.


Christened: Where: Father: Mother:
30 Oct 1791 St Peter, Huddersfield Joseph  
14 Sep 1794 Huddersfield Joseph  
18 May 1799 Slaithwaite, Huddersfield   Hannah
18 May 1800 Sowerby Bridge John  
31 Mar 1800 Huddersfield Thomas Betty
        ditto Salendine Nook Meeting House - Particular Baptist ditto ditto
        ditto Quarmby Cum Lindley ditto ditto
14 mar 1802 Scammonden, Huddersfield Ely Nancy Shaw
8 Nov 1805 St Peter, Leeds James  
22 Oct 1807 Independent, Highfield by Huddersfield John Susanna

Reverend George Gleadall Swann was the curate of Darnall, Sheffield, in 1888 and vicar from 1891-1912 when he then moved to Pitsmoor.  The Darnall Vicarage in Industry Road was famous/infamous as being the place where at one time where William Walker, (who was reputedly the executioner of King Charles I) lived.  Mr.John Gaunt a local benefactor also lived there. Also, according to local legend, one of Sheffield's most notorious citizens Charles Pearce is said to have worked there, & was reportedly sacked for stealing a clock.  (Information from Susan Reddy in 1998)

From the 1787 Directory of Sheffield - A LIST OF THE CARRIERS (SHEFFIELD TO) GAINSBRO'
from the ROYAL OAK, KING-STREET, GLEDDALL's CART, through Tickhill and Retford, every Tuesday
and Saturday. Returns on the same Days.

Leeds 1871 Census......LDS film # 0847250 (RG10/4569 -3358)..... at Orphanage on Grovenor Road, Headingley cum
Burley, Jane Gledhill aged 8 born Horsforth, and Hester Gledhill aged 6 also born Horsforth, probably sisters.  Also listed is George Foster (38) Draper and Grocer born Royston living at (schedule# 48) Otley Road, Headingley cum Burley, and his cousin Ann Elizabeth Gledhill, born Leeds.

Birth:  Thomas Gledhill, son of Joshua Gledhill (a carter) and Margaret (formerly Whitaker), place of birth the Old Foundry, Hull, date of birth 9th May 1865, birth registered in West Sculcoates on 17th June 1865. Birth registered by mother who made mark.  Karen Turner has a copy of the birth certificate.

Burials in the Protestant Dissenting Burial Ground at Highfield Chapel (on the outskirts of Huddersfield): Benjamin Gledhill 16.11.1786 aged 3, Sarah Gledhill 18.12.1786 aged 2, Luke Gledhill 2.2.1787 aged 3, L. Gledhill the child of Lydia Gledhill 9.11.1790 aged 2, Lucy Gledhill 11.3.1793 aged 1, Joshua Gledhill 12.5.1793 aged 68.  Information contributed by Lesley Abernethy.

Parish of Almondbury: 
Marriage:  25/7/1754 James Gledhill of Honley married Sarah Sanderson of Honley. 
Burials  14/4/1833 Elizabeth Gledhill of Crosland Delf, 73.   2/3/1834 Martha Gledhill of Lowerhouses, 18m.  21/4/1835 Mary Gledhill of Buenos Ayres, 22.  4/3/1840 Frank Gledhill of Lowerhouses, 3.  19/12/1841 Allan Gledhill of Honley Wood Bottom, 8m.   3/4/1848 Joseph Gledhill of Royd, 40.   17/5/1854 John Gledhill of Royd, 78.   20/5/1857 John Gledhill of Royd, 46.  Information contributed by Walter Jakeman.

A Cambridge University graduate:
Gledhill, Walter George.  College St John's.  Entered Michs. 1899.  Born Sept. 18, 1879 Halifax, Yorkshire.  Adm. pens. at St John's, Aug. 9, 1899.  Son of George Henry, manufacturer, of Halifax, Yorks. [and Mary Ann Sharp]. School, Bradford Grammar (Mr W. H. Keeling).  Matric. Michs. 1899; B.A. 1902; M.A. 1906. Assistant Master at Yarmouth Grammar School; at Woodbridge School, Suffolk, 1907-18-. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Capt., Norfolk Regt. (T.F.); Capt., R.A.F. (Aircraft Production Dept.); mentioned in despatches). (C.U. War List;

C.U. Parl. Reg., 1942.)

Herbert Gledhill, born Hull, Yorkshire, 1905, seaman, single, was appointed to Wakefield Street Station (main Fire Brigade Depot now for the City of Adelaide, Sth Australia ) where he worked for a short time in 1927.

Emma Gledhill, daughter of Luke Gledhill, married Walter Parrott b February 1841, the marriage probably taking place in Huddersfield (or Wigan Lancashire where their first child was born) about 1871.  Sir Walter was a very prominent organist, later at Magdalen College, Oxford, music teacher and final Master of the King's Musick.  He was knighted in the 1890s.  He arranged the music for Queen Victoria's funeral, the coronations of Edward VII and George V and for several royal weddings (see Huddersfield & District Family History Society Journal, April 2001).

Mormon Gledhills who were in Captain Mumford's mule train of Saints to Salt Lake City 01.09.1868-24.09.1868  (arrival reported in the Deseret Evening News, SLC).  The mule train comprised 28 wagons and 250 passengers, including:  Amelia, Ann, Betsy, Edward, Elizabeth, Joseph, Thomas and Violet Gledhill.  These Gledhills had sailed to America on the "Emerald Isle" which arrived in New York circa 14 Aug 1868.

Gledhill emigrants from England arriving in Queensland in the 1880s:
John, aged 22, and Mary, aged 22, arr Brisbane on the "British Consul" 1882
Jonathan, aged 30, arr Maryborough 1886
Anne E, aged 20, and Jonathan, aged 2, arr Brisbane on the "Dorunda" 1887

Foreign marriages in Peak Forest Chapel 1727-1754
1751:  John Howe & Sarah Gledhill, Halifax,  .June 4th

Dewsbury General Cemetery burials:
17 Jan 1885, John Henry Scarlet GLEDHILL,  50Yrs, Dyer, Longcauseway St.
21 Jan 1885, John GLEDHILL, 18Yrs, Printer, Beckett Road.
21 Jan 1885, Crawshaw GLEDHILL, 4wks, S/of Albert, Watergate.

Monumental Inscriptions from BRIGHOUSE, LIVERSEDGE, CASTLEFORD AND FRYSTON cemeteries

Contributed by Steve M. Gledhill of Antibes, France.  

Digital photos of the following gravestones can be obtained by email from Steve

Brighouse cemetery (Windy Bank):


In loving memory of Barber GLEDHILL of Brighouse

Born April 15th 1845

Died Oct 26th 1913

Also Lydia, dear wife of the above

Born April 10th 1846

Died March 29th 1929


Also Sam Barber GLEDHILL

Died December 27th 1959

Aged 80 years

Also Martha Alice GLEDHILL his beloved wife

Who died August 7th 1966 aged 86 years

Also Alfred the beloved husband of Fanny B ELLIS and son-in-law of the aforesaid

Died Nov 21st 1943 aged 74 years

Also Fanny BATES wife of the above

Born April 12th 1871

Died Oct 22nd 1948





(Nothing else whatsoever written on this gravestone !)



In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and grandad


Died 7th Aug 1984 aged 68 years



In loving memory of Arthur GLEDHILL

Dear Husband of Elsie

3rd March 1982 – 62 years

At rest – sadly missed

(Cremation plaque)



In loving memory of a dear husband and father


Died Jan 17th 1922 aged 42 years

Also Mary Jane wife of the above

Died Oct 8th 1972 aged 89 years


Brighouse cemetery (Windy Bank) continued:  
In loving memory of Sarah Ann GLEDHILL who died May 11th 1921 aged 50 years

And her dear husband Wright who died Feb 3rd 1948 aged 84 years

Also Dyson GLEDHILL who died April 30th 1994 aged 83 years

Also his dear wife Agnes died Sept 6th 1997 aged 87 years



In loving memory of Eveline May

Beloved daughter of Allen and Sabina Jane GLEDHILL

Fell asleep May 16th 1922 aged 7 years

Also of the above Sabina Jane GLEDHILL

Died Aug 19th 1950 aged 75 years

Also of the above Allen GLEDHILL

Died Dec 22nd 1957 aged 83 years



In affectionate remembrance of Gledhill

Son of James and Eliza HOLLAND

Born August 4th 1874

Died September 8th 1879

Also James Herbert son of the above

Born June 22nd 1872

Died September 14th 1879

And of Ann Ellen their daughter

Born September 15th 1867

Died December 1st 1868

And was interred at Brighouse Church

Also Eliza, wife of the above James HOLLAND

Born November 11th 1836

Died January 15th 1890

“Gone but not forgotten”

Also Mary, their daughter

Born May 21st 1859

Died Oct 9th 1900

“At rest”

Also of the above James HOLLAND

Born Feb 22nd 1835

Died Oct 12th 1912

“Peace, perfect peace”



Treasured memories of a dearly loved wife, mother and Grandma

Winifred GLEDHILL 1924 – At rest – 1985

(Cremation plaque) 


Liversedge cemetery:


In loving memory of Allen GLEDHILL

Who died 20th December 1942

Also Annie his wife

Who died 26th October 1908

Also Sophia his wife

Who died 9th October 1974




In loving memory of a dear sister, auntie and friend

Elizabeth (Lizzie) GLEDHILL


God bless



In loving memory of a dear father and mother


Died 2nd August 1942 aged 49 years

also Elsie his wife

died 27th December 1972 aged 78 years

Castleford cemetery:


Loving memories of Kate GLEDHILL

Died 2nd December 1943 aged 43

Also Joshua GLEDHILL

Died 13th Jan 1965 aged 70

Reunited - RIP



Fryston cemetery:


In loving memory of Eva, dearly loved wife of William GLEDHILL

Died 23rd November 1953 aged 43 years

Also the aforesaid William

Died 19th June 1989 aged 81 years



Monumental Inscriptions from three DEWSBURY cemeteries

Contributed by John Haigh, Rhodes University, Sth Africa

Dewsbury Minster:

These gravestone are all flat and used as paving stones.

Beneath this stone rest the remains of John Gledhill of Chapelfold who departed this life the 5th August 1822 aged 64 years.  Also of Jane wife of the abovesaid John Gledhill who departed this life the 22nd of June aged 67 years.  Also Elizabeth sister of the above John Gledhill and wife of John Buckley of Staincliffe who departed this life October 26th 1845 aged 76 years.  Also John Buckley of Staincliffe the above mentioned who departed this life on the 7th day of Jan 1849 aged 82 years.

Beneath this stone rest from the trials of life the remains of Ann the youngest daughter of Joshua Gledhill of Staincliff who departed this life Februaury 5th 1821 aged 19 years.  Also the body of the above Joshua Gledhill of Staincliff who departed this life April 21st 1827 aged 65 years.  Also Grace Gledhill relict of the above who died December 8th 1840 in the 78th year of her age.

 St John the Evangelist, Moorlands Road, Dewsbury: 

Christopher Gledhill of Ivy House, Dewsbury who died Oct 12th 1864 in the 59th year of his age.  Also of Jane wife of the above who died at Ivy House Oct 7th 1875 aged 57 years 

Harriet wife of James Gledhill of Dewsbury Moor who died Nov 22nd 1855 aged 23 years.  Also of Elijah Firth Gledhill son of the above who died May 22nd 1856 aged 6 months.

Dewsbury Municipal Cemetery:

James Gledhill of Dewsbury Moor born Sep 15 1829 died Oct 15th 1891.  Also Rebecca wife of the above who died Jun 8 1914 aged 83 years. 

Charles Gledhill of Dewsbury Moor born March 9 1819 died Oct 19 1884.  Also Ann wife of the above born March 7 1827 died Jun 11 1905.  Also Elizabeth wife of J.J. Gledhill eldest son of Charles Gledhill born Nov 11th 18?? Died Aug 7 1908.  Also John James Gledhill died Jun 27 1926 aged 83 years.

Thomas husband of Hannah Gledhill died 3 Jan 1939 aged 59 years.  Also their son Joseph Hirst Gledhill died 12 Jan 1948 aged 34 years.  Also Hannah Gledhill died 20 Dec 1960 aged 72 years.

Ann wife of Thomas Gledhill of West Town died May 7th  1871 aged 32 years.  Also of William their son died Jul 27 1868(?).  Also of Charles their son died Nov 9 1870 aged 1 year and 6 months.  Also of the above Thomas Gledhill died Sep 11th 1881 aged 45 years.  Also of Jane Ann their daughter died Dec 29th 1881 aged 10 years and 9 months.  Also of Harry son of the above died at Southport Apr 27 1888 aged 22 years.  Also Zillah daughter of the above died at Sunderland Apr 24 1897 aged 37 years.

Inscription in Cemetery of Moorbottom Chapel, Honley (Honley is near Huddersfield)

In Loving Memory of
Son of John William and Sarah Gledhill
Of Honley
Born March 10th 1865
Died February 15th 1866
Also Edith their daughter
Born April 22nd 1865
Died May 3rd 1888
Also the above
Sarah Gledhill
Born November 1st 1853
Died June 16th 1878
Also John Arthur their son
Born January 17th 1877
Died February 1st 1890
Also Thomas Frederick their son
Died February 7th 1900
Aged 30 years
At Rest
Also the above
John William Gledhill
Died March 5th 1901
Aged 67 years

Also the following deaths are recorded in Honley Cemetery (Parish Church)
GLEDHILL      MARY ANN                1885
GLEDHILL      PAUL                           1890
GLEDHILL      BETSY                         1927
GLEDHILL      ALBERT                       1930
GLEDHILL      ANNIE                         1956
GLEDHILL      LILLIE                          1932
GLEDHILL      HANNAH                    1942
GLEDHILL      NORMAN                    1953

Hartshead Burials
(Hartshead is north-east of Huddersfield and west of Dewsbury)

Here lieth the body of William Gleadhill Jnr of Hartshead Hall, who departed
this life the 17th day of November. In the 46th year of his age.
Also ye body of Mercy wife of the above said William Gleadhill.
Died May 3rd
1743. In the 73rd year of his age.

Also Joshua Gleadhill who died May 27th 1867. In the 82nd year of his age.

Also Lydia Gleadhill who died October 17th 1869. Aged 72 years.


Sacred to the memory of Frances, wife of George Gledhill of Hartshead. who

departed this life February 17th 1816. Aged 33 years.

Afflictions sore, she long with patience bare

Physicians tried the healing art in vain

Till god in his mercy sent her a release

And freed her from her suffering and all pain

Thy death translated her to realms above

To sing the praises of redeeming love.

Also Eliza their daughter. Who died February 23rd 1816. Aged 17 month.

Also the above George Gledhill, who died December 6th 1847. Aged 75 years.

Books on Gledhill in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Salt Lake City, Utah