Huddersfield Examiner, Tuesday 4 September 1900

George Mallinson, Tree 4, born 2 October 1825, Huddersfield, son of George Mallinson and Elizabeth Ashton


Death of Mr. George Mallinson Jun.


    An old and highly respected native and life-long resident of Huddersfield has passed away in the person of Mr. George Mallinson Jr, insurance broker, who died at a quarter to ten o’ clock on Sunday morning, at his residence, Enderley, Rook Street, Huddersfield.

    Nine weeks ago he was seized with an attack of fainting and sickness, while at his office in Vance’s Buildings.  After that he remained in a weak state, and often said he felt all right excepting being very tired, and he declined to have a doctor called in.  Gradually, however, he became very much worse and could not leave his bed.  Even then he refused to have a doctor called in, but insisted on being taken to Leeds to see Dr. Eddison.  With great difficulty he was taken there about three weeks ago by his daughter, and Dr. Eddison who found him in a very dangerous condition, from affection of the heart, said he had run great risk in undertaking the journey, and directed he should be taken home immediately, and attended by his regular medical advisor.  These instructions were carried out and Dr. Scott was called in.  All that medical skill and devoted nursing were however of no avail and Mr. Mallinson died as above stated.  The deceased gentleman was seventy-four years of age and would have been seventy-five had he lived to the 2nd October next.  He was formerly a woollen merchant and carried on business in St. Peter’s Street and subsequently in Rook Streeet.  In his business he became well known in commercial circles and greatly respected on account of his scrupulous honesty and integrity.  Some time after giving up his business he became an insurance broker and had been engaged in that occupation ever since.  In politics Mr. Mallinson was an ardent Liberal, and in the old and more turbulent days of electioneering was very active on behalf of the Party candidate for Parliamentary honours and he was held in much esteem by the late Mr. E.A. Latham, while he represented Huddersfield.  For a good number of years past, Mr. Mallinson attended Brunswick Street Free Wesleyan Chapel.  Mr. Mallinson was a gentleman of culture and had a great fondness for pictures, of which he was no mean connoisseur.  Self-willed and given to endeavouring with much tenacity to set right those of his friends he conceived to be wrong on any subject, his honesty of purpose was always appreciated, and his kindly nature recognised by all who met him.

    The deceased gentleman has left a wife and one daughter, and his brother, Mr. William Mallinson, President of the Huddersfield Infirmary, some years his senior, for all of whom sympathy will be felt.



Monday 25 March 1901

[George Mallinson: Tree 5g, born 1816, Huddersfield, died 16 March 1901]




Many old residents will remember the firm of Mallinson & Whitham, who carried on the business of boot and shoe dealers, in John William Street, Huddersfield. Many years ago the firm discontinued business, and since that time Mr. George Mallinson, the then principal member of the firm, has lived in retirement in Spring Street. His health gradually failed, and he passed away on Saturday last, at the age of eighty-five years. Mr Mallinson was known to only a few of the younger generations, but the older residents will remember him as a bright and cheerful dispositioned gentleman, who took a keen, though quiet and unobtrusive, interest in the town’s affairs.



Thursday 2 January 1902


[Thomas Mallinson, Tree 12, Cloth Finisher, born 12 July 1840, Scarr, Lockwood, died 30 December 1901, aged 61 at 32 Fitzwilliam Street, buried 2 January 1902 at Edgerton Cemetery. He married Mary Ann Berry, 27 Dec 1863 at St. Paul’s, Huddersfield. She was the mother of Martha Ann Mallinson, 1867, and Ellen (‘Nellie’) Mallinson, 1869. Mary Ann died in 1869, aged 29. His second wife was Jane Settle, née Sykes. They married 8 February 1873 at Dewsbury Register Office.]


       The remains of the late Mr. Thomas Mallinson, of 32 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, were interred today at the Hudderesfield Cemetery. There were many manifestations of sympathy with the bereaved family, and in the immediate vicinity of the house all the blinds had been drawn. Among the principal mourners were Mrs. Mallinson and Miss Mallinson, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pontefract, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, and Mr. Thos. Edward Walker. The personal friends included Mr. John Bell, Mr. John Matthewman, Mr. Edwin Brook, Mr. Ellis Barlow, Mr. Wm. Driver, Mr. Tom Nichol (representing the Dyers’ Association), Mr. Wilfred Scarborough, Mr. John Scott, Mr. John Cook, Mr. John Lawton, and Mr. Sykes (of Ramsden, Sykes and Ramsden, solicitors of Huddersfield). The employees of the works of the deceased gentleman were also present, including the heads of the different departments, as follows: Mr. Robert Jackson, Mr. Ernest Oldham, Mr. Tom Robinson, Mr. Wm. Bailey, Mr. Rhoden Morton. A number of wreaths had been sent, including one from the workpeople. The service at the cemetery was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Bruce. The arrangements for the funeral were satisfactorily carried out by Mr. James Hollings, undertaker, of Fountain Street.



Monday 10 February 1902

[Joe Mallinson, Tree 5b, born 1881 at 71 Leeds Road, the son of George Mallinson, landlord of the ‘Spangled Bull’ and Ann Gibson. Joe went on to marry Emma Womersley, 31 October 1908 at Christ Church, Woodhouse. In WW1 he joined the 4th South Staffordshire Regiment.]




       Joe Mallinson (20) labourer, of 5A John Street, was summoned for using obscene language on Sunday night. The defendant pleaded not guilty, but on the evidence of Police-Constable Uttley a fine of 2s. 6d. and 5s 6d. costs was imposed, with the alternative of seven days imprisonment.



Huddersfield Examiner, Friday 14 March 1902

Thomas Mallinson, Tree 5i, Cloth Finisher, born 1841, Huddersfield


    Will of Thomas Mallinson of 32 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, who died 30 December 1901 proved by Martha Ann, wife of Herbert Pontefract, and Ellen Mallinson, spinster, (daughters) and Herbert Pontefract. 

    Estate: £15,510; net: £13,693.  Deceased left to his step-daughter, Ellen Walker, £600, to her son Thomas Edward Walker, £50, and to his wife, Jane, during her widowhood, a sum of 10s per week. Will dated 4 February 1899.



Supplement to the Huddersfield Examiner, Saturday, December 20, 1902

[William Mallinson, Tree 4, Woollen Merchant, son of George Mallinson & Elizabeth Ashton]




We deeply regret to announce that Mr. William Mallinson passed away on Tuesday at the advanced age of eighty-six years, at his home, New North Road, after being practically unconscious for some days, owing to exhaustion.  For over two years Mr. Mallinson had been confined to his home.  On the day of the last General Election, Oct 3rd, 1900, Mr. Mallinson was preparing to accompany a friend to the polling booth to record his vote, when he fell down the stairs and broke his thigh.  Since that time he had been absolutely helpless, and had been attended by a nurse.


Mr. William Mallinson was the son of the late Mr. Geo. Mallinson, and was born at Newhouse, Huddersfield, on the 14th of August 1816, and was consequently in his eighty-seventh year.


He married the daughter of the late Mr. John Dyson, a draper, who bought the old Queen Street Chapel, and transformed it into warehouse and shops, on the site on which now stand the shops occupied by Mr. Savile, carpet merchant, and the Atlas Furnishing Company, in Queen Street, and which were formerly occupied by Mr. Thos. Chrispin, Ironmonger.  Mr. Dyson’s premises were afterwards burnt down.  Mr. and Mrs. Mallinson had three sons and four daughters, and one of the sons is in South America.


Early in life he adopted the business of his father, woollen cloth merchant, along with his brother, Mr. Thos. Mallinson.  They occupied a warehouse in John Wm. Street (now Hodgson’s shop).  Subsequently they carried on manufacturing at Rashcliffe Mills, and when his (Mr. W. Mallinson’s) sons had grown up they commenced a business at Leeds as Messrs. Wm. Mallinson and Co.  Mr. Mallinson possessed a splendid business aptitude, and was persevering, industrious, methodical, and punctual throughout his commercial career.  He combined these qualities with sterling integrity and uprightness, and was candid and frank.  He retired from business about twenty years ago.  But Mr. Mallinson did not confine his brilliant business capacity and remarkable energy to the sole advancement of his own interests.  Whilst “not slothful in business,” he was “fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”  His conception of life was higher than that of a sordid desire to care only for himself.  He had a large heart and wide sympathies, which found practical outlet and expression in his extensive generosity.  There has not been a movement for the amelioration of the sufferings and miseries of the poor and friendless but what has successfully appealed to his sympathy and assistance.  His private beneficence was incalculable, and his public interest in all that tended towards the material, social, moral, and religious advancement and uplifting of the people was a model worthy of emulation by all those whom much wealth, social influence, and exceptional gifts qualify to render service to their fellow-men.  In fact, in season and out of season, by precept and example, he enforced the duty and responsibility of one man to another.  He had a most remarkable and successful way of soliciting subscriptions and help for purposes that commended themselves to his wise judgment.  “Failure” was an unknown word to him.  He would have no denial, and clever indeed was the individual who could resist his forcible pleadings and escape his wonderful spell.  His was a practical Christianity, and all who came into contact with him were made to feel that his preaching and his doing were identical.


In religion Mr. Mallinson was a Methodist.  From his earliest days he was brought up to attend the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Queen Street.  Like his father, he was a democratic Methodist, and the troublous period from 1845 to 1849 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church played an important part in the shaping of his future religious career.  The great Wesleyan Methodist organisation was at that time rent in twain by the alleged discontent occasioned by the action of many of the Wesleyan Methodist ministers.  Although both orthodox and Free Methodists are anxious to “bury the hatchet,” and are desirous that the incidents connected with that unhappy but far-reaching movement should be forgotten, a history of Mr. William Mallinson would be incomplete without some little reference to those events.  Dissatisfaction having arisen as to the apportionment of the large amount of money raised as a Thanksgiving Fund at the centenary of Methodism (nearly a quarter of a million), that dissatisfaction found expression in ways that were distasteful and uncongenial to large numbers of the official and non-official ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist societies.  The crisis was reached when the famous “fly-sheets” said to have been issued by the Revs. James Everett, Samuel Dunn, and William Griffiths were scattered broadcast throughout Methodism.  “The result,” says a Methodist writer, “was the shattering or shaking of the confidence of thousands in the administration of Methodism.”  For some years before the actual separation took place, certain financial arrangements in connection with the Preachers’ Children and Superannuation Funds disturbed the harmony, which had hitherto existed between ministers and officers.  There arose two parties, one of which contended that the power should be in the hands of the ministers, and the other that the laity should have greater influence and status in the business of the church.  Then, as now, the Wesleyan Methodist minister nominated all the principal officers of the church, and in the event of an official meeting declining to accept his nominees, the minister had power to close the meeting and ignore the wishes of the majority.   Locally, this was done on the 5th of January, 1853, when the Rev. Jonathan J. Bates failing to carry his nominees left the meeting at Queen Street without appointing any officers for the ensuing year, in consequence of which the late Mr. Geo. Mallinson (Mr. William’s father) was voted to the chair, and the officers were appointed by the electing.  At the ensuing Conference (in the same year) the Rev. Isaac Dennison was appointed superintendent minister of Queen Street Circuit.  As a result of the firm stand made by the trustees and lay officers of the society against what were considered unwarrantable pastoral and ministerial usurpations and presumptions, the Rev. Mr. Dennison, upon his own initiative, and without charge or trial, assumed his authority and exercised his prerogatives by cutting off from church membership at least three-fourths of the officers and members.  This “illegal and unscrupulous” act was confirmed by a special District Meeting, composed of the Conference ministers of the district, and afterwards ratified by the Conference itself.  Upon taking the chair at his first Leaders’ meeting at Queen Street on October 5th, 1853, he inquired if the leaders were carrying out the Conference resolutions, which the meeting declined to answer.  At a subsequent meeting, Mr. Dennison requested that those “gentlemen” who had not received their tokens of membership (their quarterly ticket) to kindly withdraw, which they declined to do.  The ministers and their friends then left the room.  Mr. Geo. Mallinson was then elected the chairman, and the business of the meeting proceeded.  For four years afterwards two distinct parties existed in the church – one representing ministerial rule and authority, and the other the majority of the church or society.  Each party appointed its own officers.  The trustees and lay officers found it impossible to co-operate with ministers “who so recklessly violated both human and Scriptural law, when that law interfered with their own personal will.”  Events quickly followed each other, and it was eventually decided to form a separate church, which held its first Leaders’ Meeting in rooms rented in Queen Street, presided over by Mr. Thomas Mallinson. The Philosophical Hall was engaged for public worship on Sundays, the constitution of the church was formulated, and the erection of a new chapel resolved upon.  The foundation of the Brunswick Street Church was laid by Mr. Geo. Mallinson.  In all these events Mr. Wm. Mallinson instinctively, conscientiously, and loyally followed the lead of his father, and identified himself with everything that conduced to the growth, development, and success of the new church.  But time had healed the sore wounds of past ecclesiastical strife in the case of Mr. Wm. Mallinson, and whilst he remained firm and true to the fundamental principles of the constitution of his own church, and never swerved in his loyalty to it, he cherished no ill-feelings towards those who had supported and accentuated the policy which led to the separation, but ever afterwards manifested a true Christian charitableness and goodwill.  His noble broadmindedness and catholicity combined with his intense love for his own church are best described in an expression we remember his favourite pastor, the late Rev. Marmaduke Miller, to have once uttered, when speaking at a great public meeting in Huddersfield, on the duty of Christians being loyal to their own particular church whilst manifesting a tolerant sympathy and extending help to other communities.  Mr. Miller declared to the effect that he loved all Christian communities and all Methodist sections of the Christian church, “But of all my mother’s children I love myself the best.”  Mr. Mallinson’s whole life and disposition was a marked protest against every form of bigotry and intolerance.  He was, indeed, the freest of Free Churchmen.  The unique presentment of gospel truth by the late Rev. Marmaduke Miller had a wonderful fascination for Mr. Mallinson, and exerted a remarkable influence upon his subsequent life.  With a mind always open to conviction, and a heart every ready to respond to every impulse and influence for good, his joy was indescribable and his delight was unbounded when some new light or phrase of the truth “as it is in Jesus” presented itself to his intelligence and heart.  He was constantly seeking to develop in himself and in others all that was beautiful and noble and progressive in the Christian life and character.  Mr. Wm. Mallinson was one of the original trustees of Brunswick Street Chapel, and retained that position down to his death.  He also was treasurer of the Chapel Building Fund, and in addition filled other important offices in connection with that church.


But it was as a Sunday school superintendent and worker that Mr. Wm. Mallinson excelled in particular religious work.  He was an ideal superintendent.  He maintained a firm and effective discipline by a kind and gentle rule, and possessed rare tact and discretion.  He was appointed one of the first superintendents of the new school, after the secession, which was held in rooms in Queen Street prior to the completion of the premises at Brunswick Street. He was then thirty-six years of age.  He continued to occupy that honourable and to him proud position until his illness prevented him from fulfilling its duties. The exemplary punctuality and business-like methods which characterised his whole career obtained in his Sunday school work, and in this matter he was kindly severe on any and every delinquent.  His genial, sympathetic, and loving disposition endeared him to every official, teacher, and scholar.  Every child and young person in the school knew him and he knew them.  He did yeoman service for the children and young people, and his character and influence will be cherished by all who had contact with him in their relationships with Brunswick Street Sunday School.  He also took great interest in the band of hope section of the Sunday school.  About two years ago he invited each teacher of the Brunswick School to visit his extensive library, and select from it three books which he generously presented to all who availed themselves of his thoughtful consideration.


In temperance work generally the deceased gentleman took a not unimportant part.  He was at one time president of the Huddersfield Temperance Society, and had had been trustee of the Cambridge and the Victoria and the New Temperance Halls.  He, assisted by the late Mr. Wm. Dawson, solicited most of the money to pay for the Victoria Temperance Hall that was deficient after the sale of the Cambridge Hall, and was the prime mover in securing to the Huddersfield Temperance Society the Victoria Hall.  He was also instrumental, along with Mr. Joseph Woodhead, J.P. (Longdenholme), and Mr. Wm. Brooke, J.P. (Northgate Mount, Honley) in securing Mr. James Henry Firth to act as agent of the Huddersfield Temperance League.     Mr. Mallinson took a deep interest in the formation and work of the Page Street Working Men’s Society, established by Miss Butterworth, his niece, the first meetings of which were held in Mr. Mallinson’s warehouse in John William Street.


He was the chairman of the committee that managed the Nonconformist Sunday School Centenary Celebration in Huddersfield on Saturday, August 14th, 1880, and presented a baton to the conductor of the singing, Mr. B. Stocks.  His great hopefulness and optimism of the far reaching results of the Sunday school movement were expressed in the remarkable speech he delivered as chairman of a large public meeting held in the Armoury on the Tuesday following Saturday’s demonstration.  It was the grand sight of the immense body of children and young people and adults that assembled in Greenhead Park for the centenary celebration that impelled Mr. Mallinson to make renewed efforts to secure the park for the use of the public.  When the strenuous and public-spirited exertions of the late Mr. Thomas Denham in this direction were apparently doomed to failure, Mr. Wm. Mallinson and Mr. Wm. Brooke, J.P. endeavoured to re-open the negotiations and ultimately succeeded in their object, and the park was purchased for the use of the public for £30,000.  Sir John W. Ramsden, Bart., the vendor contributing £5,000.


Mr. Mallinson exerted his unbounded energies in other commendable departments of public work.  He was a profound believer in the inculcation of principles of thrift, and has held an honourable and valuable connection with the Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank, as will be seen from the following: - To a meeting of the managers of the Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank, held on the 16th of January, 1899.  Mr. Mallinson wrote that, acting upon the advice of his medical man, he had been reluctantly obliged to relinquish some of his work in the town.  He stated that he had been connected with the bank forty-five years, and regretted that he then was compelled to close his connection with it.  The managers decided to reply to the effect that they regretted Mr. Mallinson’s decision to retire, and were very sorry that one who had so long interested himself in the well-being of the bank had found it necessary to retire from the active administration of the institution.  The reply included the information that Mr. Mallinson became a manager of the bank in 1853, a trustee in 1862, and the chairman of the Executive Committee in 1890 - an office which he held for five years.  There was no position in connection with the bank, which Mr. Mallinson had not held, which duties he worthily discharged to the best interests of the bank, and the welfare of those for whom it was primarily designed had ever been nearest his heart.  The committee expressed the desire and prayer that the closing years of his life might be enjoyed in rest and peace, to which his labours to his fellow man so well entitled him.


Carrying out further his convictions as to the expediency of working men being provident and providing for themselves he became connected with the Huddersfield Permanent Benefit Building Society, for a long time served as a trustee, and took an earnest and active interest in its operations.


His philanthropic spirit found vent in many directions, but his prominent and useful connection with the Huddersfield Infirmary will hand down his memory and fame to succeeding generations.  In the last issued report of the governors of the institution it is recorded: - “It is with the deepest regret that the Board have to report the retirement of Mr. William Mallinson from the office of president owing to his advanced age and the sad accident he sustained in October, 1900 which has ever since kept him confined to his room.  Mr. Mallinson was first elected a member of the Board in 1845, and for the last seventeen years has filled the office of president.  Throughout that long period he has laboured with unceasing diligence and devotion to promote the welfare of this Infirmary.  Whatever developments have been conceived and carried into practice, whatever steps have been taken to secure the more complete and thorough performance of the noble mission of this charity, in all these the influence of Mr. Mallinson has been a moving and guiding force.  For the members of the Board, who, through intimate acquaintance with him, have learned to know and appreciate his sterling qualities of mind and heart, his retirement is felt to have left a void which cannot easily be filled.”  The governors, at their annual meeting, on the 25th of July last, passed the following resolution: - “The governors of the infirmary have received with sincere regret the resignation of their president, William Mallinson, Esq. Whilst they deplore his retirement from the labour of love with which he has been associated during the past fifty-seven years, the last seventeen as president of the institution, they desire to express their warmest appreciation of the able, constant, and valuable service he has rendered to the Infirmary, and of the anxious solicitude he has invariably shown in forwarding its best interests.  They beg to assure him of their deep sympathy with him in his affliction, and their high estimation of his character, and of the zeal, judgment, and urbanity with which, for so many years, he has devoted himself to the promoting of the welfare of this institution.”  In a conspicuous position in the Boardroom of the Infirmary is an excellent presentation portrait in oil of Mr. W. Mallinson by the late Mr. Galloway, which is thus inscribed: - “William Mallinson, Esq. in grateful recognition of his long and continued services to the Huddersfield Infirmary, 1892.”


Mr. Mallinson took a very deep interest in the Huddersfield Ragged School, now styled Huddersfield Orphans’ Home, and had obtained substantial sums of money for the institution and a considerable amount of clothing for the children therein.  He thus carried out in another way his intense love for children.


He was one of the founders of the Huddersfield Charity Organisation Society, and devoted much time and labour in its interests since its establishment in 1884, until again physical incapacity precluded further activities in its behalf. He was one of the vice-presidents.


Mr. Mallinson had been placed on the Commission of the Peace, but he did not qualify to serve.

He was a staunch Liberal, and his politics were as robust and progressive as was his Christianity.

The spread of education had in Mr. Mallinson a worthy and practical exponent.


For many years he was a member of the committee of the old British School at the bottom of Prospect Street.  He was a liberal subscriber to the Mechanics’ Institution, and on the establishment of the Huddersfield Technical College he was appointed the representative of the trustees of the Armitage’s Charity on the governorship of the College, which duties he filled with credit and honour.  For a long period he was connected with the Huddersfield College, was a large shareholder, and a vice-president.  He was also a vice-president of the Huddersfield Girls’ College, and afterwards the president.  When the two colleges were amalgamated with the Collegiate he was chosen president of the combination, and he remained officially connected with it until the termination of its history.


Even this long list of public offices filled and self-sacrificing work done cannot exhaust the extent of the large-hearted and philanthropic spirit of the splendid man whose noble, strenuous, influential, and eventful career has so peacefully closed.  “He rests from his labours,” but “his works will follow him.”


By Mr. Mallinson’s departure a widely-known, highly respected, and striking personality has been withdrawn, and another link in the chain of Huddersfield’s venerable and lofty-souled public men has been broken.


Mr. Mallinson leaves two sons and four daughters to mourn their loss of a kind and loving father.  Of the sons Mr. Alexander Mallinson is connected with the firm of Messrs. Hirst and Mallinson, Milnsbridge and Mr. Theodore Mallinson is in South America, whither he went many years ago.  Three of the daughters are married – Mrs. T.K. Mellor, Mrs. Partridge, and Mrs. William Allan, and there is one daughter at home, Miss Mina Mallinson.  Mr. Mallinson’s wife died on the 19th of September 1894 at Llandudno, whither she had gone for the benefit of her health, at the age of seventy-five years.



Huddersfield Examiner, Saturday December 20, 1902


Funeral of Mr. Wm. Mallinson


The funeral of the late Mr Wm Mallinson, of New North Road, took place yesterday morning at the Huddersfield Cemetery amidst many tokens of regret.  No service was held either at the house or Brunswick Street Chapel.  A short and impressive service, however, was held in the Cemetery chapel, conducted by the Rev James King and the Rev R. Bruce, D.D.   The former, in the course of a few remarks, took the opportunity of paying a tribute to the life of the deceased gentleman, which he said was full of good works. This was not the time or place for speaking, and it had been rendered needless from the notices in the local papers.  The principal mourners were Mr Arthur and Mr Roy Mallinson, Mr Harold Mellor and Mr Thomas Mellor (grandsons), Mr T.K. Mellor and Mr J.H. Partridge (sons-in-law).  Mr Alexander Mallinson was confined at home by illness.  Nearly all the institutions with which the deceased gentleman was identified were represented.  Among the representatives from the Infirmary were Mr F. Eastwood, J.P., president, Mr E. Watkinson, treasurer, Mr F. W. Readon, hon. Secretary, Mr Joseph Bate, secretary, Miss Siddon, Drs Knagg, Clarke, Robinson, Irving, Macgregor, Marshall and Porritt, Mr Wm. Brooke, J.P., Major John Marsden, Mr G.F. Welch, Mr Hy. Haigh, Mr J.C. Broadbent, J.P., Mr Alfred Kaye, Mr R.S. Dyson, Mr Thomas Mellor, Mr J.T. Kilner, Mr Wilson Firth, Mr Hy. Bradley, Mr J. Shoesmith.  There were also present Mr C.E. Freeman (the Nurses’ Association), Mr J.T. Kilner, Mr Geo. Balfour and Mr Henry Haigh (Orphans’ Homes), and several young men including H. Dyson, P. Wilson, J. Mellor and J. Saville, who were formerly boys in the home, but who are now filling situations in the town, and Mr Edward Stott (representing the trustees of the Temperance Hall).  The Brunswick Street Free Wesleyan Chapel was represented by the following: - Mr J.H. Stuttard, Mr James Armitage, Mr G.H. Cook, Mr John Washington, Mr Hy. Dutton, Mr W.T. Priest, Mr A. Astley, Mr B. Stocks, Mr J.W. Washington, Mr J.B. Littlewood, Mr F. Sutcliffe, Mr S. Slater, Mr P. Holroyd and Mr Lawton.  The lady teachers of the Sunday school also attended.  From the Charity Organisation Society Mr George Sims, Mr L. Hargreaves and Mr A. Whitworth were present.  Among others present were Alderman Alfred Walker (representing the Liberal Association, Alderman J.E. Willans, Mr A. Armitage, Mr J.H. Dransfield, Mr Charles Hirst junr. Mr W. Wrigley (president of the Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank), Mr F.W. Robinson, Dr F.W. Robinson, Mr A.E. Nield (whose father was formerly a partner with the deceased gentleman, Mr J. Stothard, Mr G.D. Moxon, Mr J. Wilkinson and Mr J.H. Firth.


The floral tributes were many and beautiful, including wreaths from the family, Mrs Wm. Arthur Mallinson, Mrs John Shaw, Mrs Rigby, the Misses Mallinson (nieces), the Orphan Home, the hon. Medical staff at the Infirmary, Mr Mallinson’s Thursday Night Class, Brunswick Street Sunday School and congregation, Miss Siddon, Mrs Midgely, Miss Newton, Mrs Learoyd, Mrs Broadbent, Miss Marsland and the servants.


Carriages were sent by the following: - Dr F.W. Robinson, Dr Irving, Mrs S. Learoyd, Dr Marshall, Dr S. Knaggs,Mr Joseph Woodhead, Mrs David Midgely and Miss Siddon.


A memorial service will be held at Brunswick Street Free Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday morning.

The funeral arrangements were admirably carried out by Mr John Lee of York Place.


The Infirmary Board and the Deceased.  At a special meeting of the Huddersfield Infirmary Board this morning, Mr F. Eastwood presiding, the following resolution was passed: -  “The Board of Management of the Huddersfield Infirmary desire to take the earliest opportunity of expressing their profound regret at the death of Mr William Mallinson, and of placing on record their high appreciation of the eminent services he rendered to this institution in judicious counsel, constant and consistent advocacy and support, and unsparing devotion.  He was elected a member of the Board in 1845, and became president in 1885, which office he held with conspicuous advantage to the institution for seventeen years, and it was with sincere regret the governors received his resignation in July last.  The Infirmary had no truer friend or more ardent supporter than Mr Mallinson; for many years he gave his time to it, regularly attended the weekly and monthly Boards, visited the wards, watched over the patients, encouraged the officers, and brought to bear his ripe experience and wise judgment on all the affairs of the charity.  It may indeed be said of him that ‘his heart was in his work’, and his sympathetic courtesy won the respect and affection of all connected with the Infirmary.  The Board further desire to express to Mr Mallinson’s family their sincere sympathy in the bereavement they have been called to suffer, and trust that the remembrance of their father’s character and his many excellent qualities may soothe and comfort them.


 At a meeting of the Huddersfield Charity Organisation Society, held yesterday afternoon on the proposal of Mr Wm. Brooke, the president, a resolution was unanimously passed expressing appreciation of the late Mr Wm. Mallinson’s long and valuable services to the society and sympathy and condolence with his family.


In a sketch of the career of the late Mr Wm. Mallinson, which appears on Page 2 of our ordinary Supplement, we regret having inadvertently omitted a reference to the prominent connection which Mr James Drake, another of our then public-spirited citizens, had with the re-opening of the negotiations with the late Major Graham, the agent for Sir John Wm. Ramsden, Bart., for the securing of the Greenhead Park to the public of Huddersfield.  When Mr James Drake found, from conversations with Major Graham, that the late Mr Thos. Denham’s long and persevering efforts were likely to fail to preserve Greenhead Park to the public, and that no time was to be lost if it was to be rescued from the builders, he (Mr James Drake) interviewed Mr Wm. Brooke, J.P., and Mr Wm. Mallinson, and laid the facts before these gentlemen.  Mr Drake suggested that Major Graham should be seen at once, which was done, and the latter gentleman confirmed Mr Drake’s statement as to the urgent necessity of taking prompt action if the park was to be secured to the public.  After many interviews an influential and well-attended meeting was held in the Mayor’s Parlour, and subsequently the end desired was attained, and the exertions of all concerned were brought to a successful issue.  At the November annual meeting of the Huddersfield Town Council in 1880, Alderman Alfred Walker (the then retiring Mayor, who was appropriately succeeded by the late Alderman Thomas Denham) in his mayoral statement said “It is my pleasing duty to record the fact that the obstacles which have for so long a period prevented the acquisition of the land at Greenhead for a public park by the Corporation have practically been removed, and I cheerfully acknowledge the services which Messrs Wm. Mallinson, Wm. Brooke and James Drake have rendered in bringing about so desirable a result.”



Supplement to the Huddersfield Examiner Saturday December 27, 1902


Memorial Service - The Late Mr Wm. Mallinson


On Sunday morning, at Brunswick Street Chapel, a memorial service was held for the late Mr William Mallinson, who had for so long a time been intimately associated with that church and its different organisations.  The hymns, chants and Scripture were all very appropriate to the occasion; the choir rendered very tastefully the anthem “The souls of the departed”, and while the collection was being made Mr Wigglesworth played “O rest in the Lord”, and at the conclusion of the service played an appropriate funeral selection on the organ.  The Rev James King preached from the words “He was a faithful man, and feared God above many” (Nehemiah vii, 2) and after pointing out that the words of the text were uttered concerning Hanani the governor of Jerusalem, and emphasising the importance of moral character, he urged his hearers to do their best to appreciate character, encourage purity and praise honour.  Be it theirs to hear the “Well done, good and faithful servant” of the Master.  The text came to him and he could not get away from it.  The past week had witnessed the death of Mr William Mallinson, and on Friday morning the sunshine in the cemetery seemed to him the smile of God on the last scene concerning one of the most beautiful lives ever lived in this or any other tow.  The name of Mr Mallinson was familiar, his figure was so striking, his personality so rare and noble; wise in counsel, compassionate in sorrow, ceaseless in service, and in all these respects he was like his Divine Master. “He went about doing good”.  Finishing the admirable biography in the Examiner, as he laid it aside he said what a list in one’s life’s work – for the town’s uplifting and happiness, and how much more could never be told.  Was there anything Mr Mallinson touched that he did not go into with thoroughness?  They might answer that he was a stern man.  That was what he had heard some people say.  Granted that he was, not he never heard anyone declare that he was an unfaithful, dishonourable, self-centered, hard-hearted man.  No, no, for if this more than fifty years’ record of Christian devotion, disinterested labour, and lavish generosity showed one thing beyond dispute it was this: that he was a faithful man.  First of all he was faithful to himself and to his own convictions.  His robust Nonconformity showed that.  He was a politician, and to his convictions he was faithful, for he never needed to be canvassed for his vote or driven to the polling booth.  It must never be forgotten in this relationship that it was while he was in the act of starting on his way to record his vote for a representative in Parliament that he fell - incurring physical disablement that never permitted him to walk again.  He had not the privilege of knowing Mr Mallinson in his strength and in his best days; but he had the privilege during the last two years of having quiet fellowship and worship in his room of sickness and waiting, and he felt to be a better man for those two years’ intercourse, and when he was weak and dying he showed no diminution of his interest in Christian work, and in everything that he had striven to promote.  He (Mr King) wanted it to be known, and he was sorry he did not say it at the graveside, that this great and good man died as he had lived, trusting in the great fatherhood of God and in the redeeming mercy of Jesus Christ.  Mr Mallinson was a reformer when reform was needed, and the part he took in the founding of that church was evidence enough of his fidelity to his own convictions.  The business aspect of his life he might have left untouched but for a voluntary testimony which reached him the other day.  A apprentice who was with him for thirteen years declared to him that throughout that period he never saw in his master the slightest commercial inconsistency or over-reaching, whilst his willingness to substantially assist a young man starting in business was matter of common knowledge.  Then there was the religious and philanthropic side of his character, and what should they say of the Sunday school?  He was pre-eminently a Sunday school man, and he (Mr King) had had the following memorandum placed in his hands:- “According to available records, Mr Mallinson’s name is found as an active teacher in the Queen Street Wesleyan Sunday school in 1846.  He may have been a teacher many years prior to 1846; the precise date cannot be found in the records at Queen Street.  He was appointed superintendent in March 1854.  His last attendance at Brunswick Street was on Sunday the 11th March 1900”.  For forty years, it would be safe to say that he was superintendent of the Sunday school, and elected up to the time of his death to that position.  He was strict, yes; and orderly to the last point, yes; but from what had come to his (Mr King’s) knowledge since, for he never saw him in that active service, behind all the discipline and strictness there was a big heart of love.  More than twenty years ago a young man who had passed through the school went and settled in America, and sending his daughter to visit the old country one of his last charges was that when she reached Huddersfield she would try and see Mr Wm. Mallinson, showing that there was love in the heart of the old scholar though he was separated from him by thousands of miles.  Amongst  the wreaths was one “From the Thursday class.”  Many years ago Mr Mallinson was one of the under shepherds of the flock in that church, and in the hands of God he started a Thursday class, and though it had been disbanded, many of them had sprang forth, and by sending that floral tribute they had said that they found in him a true friend and a faithful leader whom they could never forget.  Next to the church and the young, if any humane and needy cases had a second place in their late friend’s love it was the institution on the other side of the way – the infirmary – which was more to him through its maintenance and efficiency than silver and gold.  The only time that ever he (Mr King) walked with Mr Mallinson in the streets of Huddersfield prior to his (Mr King’s) settlement amongst them he said to him, “Come along with me, and I will show you something.”  What was it?  It was the Infirmary, and he saw at once where his love was.  So far back as 1845 he became one of the Board of Management, and for seventeen years he remained its invaluable president.  What his colleagues thought of him was seen in the resolution which the Board of Management had passed, and the secretary of the institution had sent him (Mr King) a few words in which he said that Mr Mallinson rendered great service in the re-construction of and addition to the Infirmary, and won the respect and affection of all connected with the institution – the patients, nurses and officials.  Then closely connected and almost linked with the Infirmary was the Orphans’ Home, and he saw no more expressive and touching wreath than that which bore the words “Orphans’ Home”, which was represented at the funeral by some young people, respectable and industrious, all of whom owed their all to that notable institution “The Orphans’ Home”.  What Mr Mallinson was to it in sympathy and in gifts no one knew.  Then every year Mr Mallinson used to send £20 to a bookseller in order that the ministers of the gospel who might not otherwise be able to get them, might be provided with up-to-date books, and he himself was a great reader.  At first it was a secret where the money came from, but the late Rev Marmaduke Miller said it was no use them trying to keep the secret, for there was only one man in Huddersfield who would do it, and it was William Mallinson.  He (Mr King) read in one of the lessons “I was a father to the poor, and the cases I knew not I sought out”.  William Mallinson was all that to this town.  One who knew him well had said of their departed friend, "“ have tramped miles with him in his visits to the poor, and witnessed his unostentatious benefactions and kindly words.  He cheered and helped scores in my presence, and the faces of all, old and young, brightened at his coming and his cheering words”.  About a year ago he (Mr King) was in a one-roomed widowed home, the occupant of which was not long for this world, and she told him that she had moved one Christmas Eve, and when Mr Mallinson came as he used to do he could not find her, but next morning he came and found her, and brightened her Christmas Day.  Did anyone say “What about the other side – what about his imperfections and infirmities he would say, “Well, count them, let us have them all counted up, and put them alongside this catalogue of grace and good works, and if you are not ashamed to mention them the more’s the pity”.  William Mallinson was gone.  When would Huddersfield look upon his like again.  It wanted a few William Mallinsons at this juncture.  What had he left them?  An example, and discipleship with Jesus Christ.  He had gone. Yes.


Now is the stately column broke,

The beacon light is quenched in smoke,

The trumpet’s silver voice is still,

The warden silent on the hill.


What had he left?  A beautiful, spotless life, and an honoured name; he had left the church, and the Infirmary, and the Orphans’ Home, and the poor and the town, and he (Mr King) ventured to say that if inspired by his truly unselfish character each of them would help and give and bless and save as God had given them ability, then the poor and suffering whom he had left should never lack a friend, nor hospital, nor Jesus Christ’s faithful disciples, nor their noble townsman worthy successors.



Huddersfield Examiner, Friday 2 January 1903

William Mallinson, Tree 4, Woollen Merchant, born 2 Jan 1903, Hudds, son of George Mallinson & Elizabeth Ashton


BRUNSWICK STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL             Annual Meeting.


T.R. Porritt, a Superintendent.  Pastor: Rev. James King.  Hon. Sec.: G.H. Cook.   Report for 1902.


Reference to loss of Mr. William Mallinson, the senior superintendent.  His success as a Sunday School worker was marked by strict observance of discipline, and his regular and punctual attendance at his post of duty.  The date of his first entry could not be ascertained, but a note was made in his hymn book of his appointment to the young men’s class in 1845.  He was appointed superintendent in 1854; his connection with Sunday School work could not be less than sixty years.  The meeting was addressed by the Rev. James King, and Mr. Peter Falcon, of Apperley Bridge, a former teacher in the school, and who was first brought under Christian influence by the late Marmaduke Miller, William Mallinson and others connected with the school and chapel.



Friday 6 February 1903

[William Mallinson: Tree 4, son of George Mallinson & Elizabeth Ashton]




       The will of Mr. William Mallinson, of 80 New North Road, Huddersfield, has been proved by Mr. Alexander Mallinson of New North Road (son), and Mr. Thomas Kilner Mellor, of Huddersfield, the executors. The testator bequeathed to his trustees upon trust, directing them to set apart the sum of £6,500 for the benefit of his daughter, Wilhelmina, and to divide the remainder, and also the £6,500 on the decease of his daughter, amongst all his other children in equal shares, the children of his deceased son William Arthur to take amongst them the share he would have taken had he been alive. The gross value of the estate is £22,485, and the net value of the personal estate £18,883. The will is dated 1898.



Tuesday 14 April 1903

[Henrietta Mallinson, née Brook: Tree 10, widow of James Mallinson]


       Mrs. Mallinson, a widow of 5 Temple Street, Lindley, was admitted into the Infirmary on Saturday, suffering from injuries received the day previous. On Friday, in last week, Mrs. Mallinson was going down the cellar steps of her house when she slipped and fell to the bottom, breaking her left leg. Dr. Orr was called in.



Thursday 2 July 1903

[Emma Mallinson, née Garside, Tree 11, 4 Artisan’s Dwellings, Linthwaite]




       This morning, Mr. J. B. Kershaw, the deputy coroner, and a jury held an inquest at the Church Schools, Linthwaite, touching the death of Emma Mallinson, wife of George Mallinson, surveyor for the Linthwaite Urban District Council, who was found dead at the bottom of a disused quarry at Slantgate, Linthwaite, on Wednesday morning. Mr. Willans Wood was chosen foreman of the jury.

       Geo. Mallinson of the Artisan’s Dwellings, Slantgate, Linthwaite, the husband of the deceased stated that his wife was fifty years of age. She had been rather depressed of late, and for six weeks previously she had been attended by Dr. Haigh for sleeplessness and depression. Deceased had not been confined to her bed. She was generally worse during the day after she had had a bad night. He was not aware that the deceased had any other trouble on her mind. On Monday, the deceased appeared to be a little better, and brighter than usual. She had not any time given any indication that she would do away with herself, but had complained of being tired of her unhealthy and depressed condition. Nothing in her conduct had ever led witness to suppose that his wife contemplated taking her life. He saw her last alive on Wednesday morning, at home, at a quarter to eleven o’clock, but when he returned home to dinner his wife was dead.

       Mary Edith Mallinson, the daughter of the last witness, bore out the statement of her father respecting her mother’s sleeplessness and depression. They had a very comfortable home, and were quite a happy family. She last saw her mother alive about half-past eleven on Wednesday forenoon. Her mother would have to go beyond some fencing to reach the edge of the quarry, which was a disused one. Her mother appeared to be “very fair” on the morning in question. She had never hinted about doing away with herself. She had gone to the backyard bordering the quarry many times to empty pails and to look after poultry.

       By a Juryman: They had a right to the use of the yard at the back of the house.

       Witness further explained that her mother had sometimes gone to the quarry after the poultry, but she had not known her to go by the gate leading to the top of the quarry. When her mother was longer away than usual she went in search, and not finding her returned to the house to ascertain if she had come back in the meantime. Her mother still being missing she resumed her search, and found her mother at the bottom of the quarry. She gave an alarm.

       Joe Whiteley, of The Heights, Linthwaite, said he had known the deceased about forty years, but had not seen her to speak to her for three months. About half-past eleven on Wednesday morning he was at the George Hotel, Linthwaite, when news was brought that Mrs. Mallinson had fallen over a wall, and was killed. He and others went to see what had happened, and eventually found her at the bottom of the quarry at Slant Gate, laid upon her back. She had bled from the back of the head and out of the mouth and the nostrils. He sent for the police.

       Lavinia Beaumont, of Lowerhouses, Linthwaite, said she laid out the body of the deceased. Witness found two wounds on the right side of the head, and the left temple was crushed in. Both arms were broken, and the hands were bruised.

       Geo. Mallinson was recalled, and, in reply to the deputy coroner, said that the doctor had told them to “keep an eye on her.”

       A Juryman said deceased had fallen down the cellar steps some time ago, and had not been well since.

       Another Juryman remarked that she would have to unfasten the gate before she could get through. She had no business on the quarry side of the gate.

       After the Deputy Coroner had summed up, the Jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased had been found dead at the bottom of the quarry, probably having thrown herself down whilst temporarily insane.


Thursday 13 August 1903

[Agnes Mallinson, Tree 11, daughter of Eli Mallinson and Elizabeth Riley]




       On Wednesday afternoon, at Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel, Miss Agnes Mallinson, the youngest daughter of Mr. Eli Mallinson of Grove House, Linthwaite, was married to the Rev. Henry Tregoning, who has been stationed at Milnsbridge for the past three years, but who is transferred to the Woodhouse Moor circuit, Leeds. The chapel had been beautifully decorated with shrubs and flowering plants, and, as may be imagined, there was a large company present, great interest being taken in the event. The service was fully choral, and the organist played appropriate music. The bride, who wore a gown of grey voile, and hat to match, was given away by her father, (Mr. Eli Mallinson), and the marriage ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Joel Mallinson, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. George Lunn, who is stationed at Linthwaite. The bridesmaid was Miss Esther Broadbent (niece of the bride), dressed in green silk. There was a reception at Grove House after the ceremony, and later Mr. and Mrs. Tregoning left for the Lake District for the honeymoon. There was a large number of valuable and useful presents.



Wednesday 13 January 1904

[Grace Mallinson, born in Huddersfield circa 1856. 1891 census 110 Handel Terrace, Moldgreen.

Also HWE Supplement 14 July 1894 when she was convicted of running a brothel in East Parade]




Before T.P. Crosland, J.A. Wrigley, A. Armitage, W.H. Jessop and T. Kilner Clarke, Esqrs.


       Grace Mallinson, Swallow Street, and elderly woman, described as a woman of ill repute, was charged with stealing the sum of 2s. 10d. from Elliott Booth, Sude Hill, mill hand. The prosecutor stated that he met with the prisoner at 11 p.m. on the 12th inst. in a public house in the main street, and she followed him to a potato chip shop, and later they went into Chapel Hill, where the prisoner left him. He discovered that his money was missing from his trousers pocket. Inspector Hughes said he saw the prosecutor and the prisoner together in Manchester Road, and he followed them to Chapel Hill, where the prisoner left the prosecutor hurriedly. He followed the prisoner, and saw her pass something from one hand to the other. He asked her what she had there, and she said a shilling. The prisoner had in her possession a florin and some other coins, and witness charged her with stealing 2s. 3d. from the prosecutor. Prisoner gave an account of meeting with the prosecutor and having some chip potatoes and some stout. Prisoner now gave practically the same account of the matter as she did to the police, and on being asked whether she would have the case dealt with here, or have it sent to the Quarter Sessions, said “What’s the use of sending it to the Quarter Sessions?” Prisoner was asked if she pleaded guilty or not guilty. Prisoner: Not guilty.

The Chairman, after a short consultation with the other magistrates, said: “We dismiss the case.” The prisoner was liberated from custody.



Tuesday 22 March 1904

[George William Mallinson: Tree 11, the son of William Mallinson and Mary Ann Marsh]




Before F. Greenwood, E. Armitage, T.H. Bradbury, E. Mallinson, E. Dean and E.J. Bruce, Esqrs, and the Rev. H. Collins.


       At the County Police Court, Huddersfield, this morning, George William Mallinson, weaver, Roydhouse, Linthwaite, was summoned for cruelty to two of his children. The defendant, who was slightly under the influence of drink, pleaded not guilty, and elected to be dealt with by the Bench. Mr. J.H. Turner, who appeared for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, stated that the society regarded the case as a bad one, because such great forbearance had been shown by the society and the defendant’s master, and also because it was felt to be a very great disgrace that a man having the ability that this man had as a workman should allow his wife and family to be reduced to such a state in which they were in consequence of his drunken habits. Defendant had not worked at all since the 22nd of last month. He had been in the services of Messrs. Berry, woollen manufacturers, who so sympathised with the family that within the last five years they had taken the defendant on no fewer than thirteen times, and on each of those occasions he had lost his work through drink. This had gone so far that his employer had offered him 10s. a week if he would remain steady for six months, but the defendant had continually boasted that he had got a girl working, and his wife had a sewing-machine, and he would not work any more.

He had somehow been in a position to get a drink, and when the summons was served upon him the policeman found him in a public-house, and now, when he came to court, in spite of the watch being kept over him, he went out and was found in a public-house adjoining, and he was under the influence of drink now. He should call the foreman for Messrs. Crosland and James Hirst to prove that the defendant could have had work, but owing to his coming to the mill in a drunken conditon he had had to be turned back, and not allowed to enter the works. The society considered the case so bad that a fine would have practically no effect. The clothes which the complainant was wearing that day had been borrowed. Defendant: Borrowed!

Mr. Turner said that the clothes in which the elder daughter Florrie appeared were not bought by the defendant at all, but had been given to her. He would call a neighbour who would prove that the children had repeatedly been short of food, and, although a poor person herself, she had repeatedly provided them with food. The elder daughter, Florrie, who was seventeen years of age, was not strong, and yet she had practically been the wage-earner of the family, and earned 11s. 6d. a week. For two years her food had been tea and bread and butter, and her health broke down, and when the doctor came to see her he said that she did not need medicine but food. Defendant had not worked since the 22nd of last month. Inspector Worsley stated that on the 8th March he visited the defendant’s house, and found it and the children clean, and the children were fairly well clothed, but there was only some tea, bread and butter, and jam. He had spoken to the defendant about his neglect of his family, and defendant promised that he would go to his work and provide for his family. He had been to the house several times. Defendant: Will you bring a medical certificate to show that my children have been short of food? The question was not answered. Defendant: Your Worships, every Sunday they will find a right table. Sarah Mallinson, the complainant, said she was married in 1887 to the defendant, who had not worked regularly, and she had had nothing from him in the shape of money since a month last Friday. She had borrowed the clothes in which to come to court, and she had frequently had to borrow her daughter’s when she went out. He had several times said that when two were working at home he would not work. The family had had to live on bread and butter and jam, and occasionally eggs. In consequence of his treatment the children had suffered, and he had been continuously getting drunk. He broke up the first lot of furniture. Defendant: Who paid £8 10s. for a sewing machine? Florence Mallinson, the daughter, seventeen years of age, said she had gone short of food, and the defendant had not bought a single article of clothing that she was wearing. She had earned 11s. 6d. a week, and had given the whole of it to her mother. She had had nothing but tea, bread and butter, and jam. Owing to the defendant’s conduct considerable debts had accumulated. In reply to the Court, the Witness said that she and the children had suffered through lack of food, and she had gone to work once before she ought to have done owing to illness, but the family were nearly destitute. Mary Elizabeth Beaumont, a neighbour, said the defendant was a drunken man, and she hah hah occasionally to provide food for the children. Chas. Lewis Berry, manufacturer, Linthwaite, proved that within the last five years the defendant had left his work through drink on thirteen occasions, and he had never once finished his warp on those occasions, and had necessarily caused the firm great inconvenience. He could earn 26s. or 27s. a week. Defendant ststed that on Sunday last there were a sponge cake, custards, jellies, and boiled ham in the house, and yet it was said he had neglected his family. He denied that the family had gone short of food or clothing. Mary Jane Wood, defendant’s sister, said she had seen the defendant give his wife 26s. several times, and she had never seen the family short of food. The Bench committed the defendant to prison for two months. Defendant’s sister rushed towards the defendant, saying that the police would not have to take him, but she was taken out of the court by a policeman.

       Mr. Eli Mallinson did not adjudicate on this case.


Monday 18 April 1904

[Fred Mallinson: Tree 9, son of Brook Mallinson and Sarah Goldthorpe]




       Early on Sunday morning it was discovered that Fred Mallinson, aged twenty-nine years, a coal miner, of Town End, Lepton, and Edith Swift, aged seventeen years, of 210, The Square, Kilner Bank, Dalton, who had been keeping company for about two months, had fallen down the quarry at Kilner Bank belonging to the executors of the late Jesse Medley, stone merchant and brickmaker, and that Mallinson was killed by the fall and the young woman was badly injured.

       Edith Swift, who had for some time been employed as a twister by Messrs. Joseph Lumb and Sons, worsted spinners, Folly Hall, Huddersfield, lived with her mother, who is housekeeper to Wright Beaumont, labourer, 210, The Square, Kilner Bank. Mallinson, who was a steady man, had visited the house a few times. On Saturday night, Mrs. Swift and Wright Beaumont went to Huddersfield, and between ten and eleven o’clock visited the White Lion Hotel, Cross Church Street. While they were there, Fred Mallinson and Edith Swift called in to see if they were going home, and stayed about half an hour, till nearly eleven o’clock, and Mallinson had two glasses of beer. As Beaumont and the girl’s mother had to call at a shop for some meat, the young couple went home before them and both were quite sober. Beaumont and Mrs. Swift walked home down Carr Pitt Road and up Kilner Bank. About twelve o’clock the girl got home. She was bruised and bleeding about the face. Her left arm, which was also bleeding, was broken, and she was in a very dazed condition. About half-past one o’clock on Sunday morning a man named Charles Brook informed Police-constable Ashley, who was on duty at Aspley, of the condition of the young woman. The constable rang for the horse ambulance, and he accompanied Police-constable Tebb on it to the house of Wright Beaumont, where they found Edith Swift in a partially unconscious state. Tebb rendered first aid, and he and Ashley removed her to Huddersfield Infirmary, where she was detained as an in-patient. She said she had fallen on some stones, and had been out walking with a young man, but declined to say whether the accident happened while she was in his company.

       Wright Beaumont noticed that there was red brick dust and mud on the boots of the girl, and concluded she had fallen down or been in the quarry of Jesse Medley’s executors, and that Mallinson had probably been injured as well. Early on Sunday morning Beaumont walked round the quarry, and on speaking to George William Jubb, of 160, Kilner Bank, the night watchman at the quarry, was informed he had just found Mallinson dead in a corner at the bottom of the quarry. Beaumont went with Jubb to the spot, and found Mallinson lying face downwards. The body was cold and stiff. There were terrible injuries to the head and face, which was lying over a rough piece of rock, the edge of which was upwards, and which the facr had evidently struck. There was a quantity of blood near. Jubb informed Mr. Walter Medley, of Little Carr Green, of the finding of the body, and Mr. Medley conveyed the information to Police-constable Appleyard about half-past five o’clock. He obtained a hand ambulance from Moldgreen police-station, and had the body conveyed to the mortuary in Back Ramsden Street, Huddersfield.

       A public footpath leads from Kilner Bank Road, at the Bradley Mills end of the quarry, across the land at the top to Dalton Fold. At the other end of the land is a private cart road to the quarry, by which people can get from Dalton on to Kilner Bank Road. Wright Beaumont and the police traced footprints of two persons, one pair much smaller than the other, from the public footpath away along the top of the quarry, which is unfenced, and very near to the edge, to a point where it is cut further into the field, approaching the private cartroad already referred to. There the footprints suddenly ceased, and it was in the corner of the quarry, twenty-two yards below, the body of Mallinson was found. There, too, were found the smaller footprints only, as if a person had walked away from the body. The boots of Edith Swift were sent for, and they were found to exactly fit into those smaller footprints. There was no sign of any struggle, the footprints at the top of the quarry being those of two persons who had walked together in an ordinary way. It is supposed that Mallinson and the girl had turned off Kilner Bank on to the public footpath, and decided, instead of pursuing that path and going a long way round to get on to the road again, to cross the field at the top of the quarry, and descend by the private cart road through the quarry on to Kilner Bank Road, but that in the darkness they did not observe that the top cutting of the quarry projected into the land, and so fell over it to the bottom. It is not only a marvel that the young woman was not killed by the fall, but that she did not get killed or more injured in getting out of the quarry, for her footprints show that she passed near to an open and deep well. It was found at the Infirmary that in addition to the broken arm and bruises on the face, her tongue was badly injured and her back was bruised, but she was not unconscious.

       In the pockets of Fred Mallinson were found a silver watch and gold albert guard, £19 5s. 7d. in money, and a book showing a sum of money standing to his credit in the Lepton branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank, but that nothing had been paid in or withdrawn since August last.

       An inquest was fixed to be held on the body of Fred Mallinson at 3.35 this afternoon, and as the house surgeon at the Infirmary stated this morning that Edith Swift was fit to be conveyed to the inquest in a cab it will be proceeded with, and she will doubtless explain exactly why she and Mallinson left the public footpath, and how they came to fall down the quarry.



Tuesday 19 April 1904


[There is some confusion about Fred Mallinson’s age at death. He was born 2 September 1874 and died 17 April 1904, so he was clearly aged 29, as correctly shown in the previous article. However, in this article, and also in the GRO Births Index, he is shown as 28. The confusion persists in the St. John’s, Lepton Burial Register which shows him as buried 20 April, 1904, aged 28, yet the family grave-stone in St. John’s churchyard shows him as 29.]




       The tragic death of Fred Mallinson, aged twenty-eight years, miner, of Oaks Fold, Lepton, was the subject of an enquiry coducted by Mr. J.B. Earnshaw, the deputy coroner, at the Huddersfield Borough Police Court on Monday afternoon. The body of the deceased was found in the quarry at Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, on Sunday morning, under circumstances previously reported. Inspector Hall was present on behalf of the police.

       Harry Mallinson, of Oaks Fold, Lepton, brother of the deceased, gave formal evidence of identification. The deceased was not married. Witness last saw him alive on Saturday, about three o’clock in the afternoon. Before leaving home deceased had his tea and left about five o’ clock. The quarry where deceased was found was about four miles away from Lepton, and to reach it the deceased would have to go in the direction of Huddersfield. Witness did not know the quarry himself, having seen it for the first time on Sunday. The deceased was a steady man.

       By the Jury: It was very likely that the deceased had had something to drink before the accident happened. The deceased had been drunk occasionally.

       Geo. Wm. Jubb, of 160, Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, night watchman at the quarry, gave evidence as to finding the body of deceased in the bottom of the quarry on Sunday morning, about five o’clock. He had been on duty since six o’clock the previous night. The deceased was apparently dead. He had sustained an injury to the left side of his head, and his hands were cut. He was fully dressed, with the exception of his cap, which was about two yards away. The deceased had apparently fallen from the top, a distance of about 60 ft. There was no footpath along the edge of the quarry, but there was one along one side of the field. A person could get from this footpath to the place where he assumed the deceased had fallen, but only by crossing the field, when he would be trespassing. There was nothing to prevent anyone from crossing the field. Witness did not hear any cries during the night. It would be about sixty yards from the brick kiln, where witness was working, to the place where deceased was found. The night was starlight, but there was no moon. One of witness’s employers went for a constable, and upon his arrival witness went to the top of the quarry, and observed some footmarks, but there were no signs of a struggle.

       Answering Inspector Hall, witness said anyone could wander from the footpath into the field. From the footpath to the place where witness observed the footmarks on the top of the quarry was a distance of about 250 yards.

       Edith Swift, of 210, The Square, Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, said she had known the deceased about three months. They were keeping company, and she had seen him every Saturday. On Saturday last she met the deceased about 9.30 in Cross Church Street, Huddersfield. They went by way of Turnbridge, St. Andrew’s Road, and Carr Pit, up the footpath leading by the quarry at Kilner Bank. It would then be after eleven o’clock. Witness had met the deceased in the White Lion Hotel, Cross Church Street, where he had had three glasses of beer, and she had two small ports. He was quite sober when she met him, but he seemed a “bit fresh” when they came out of the White Lion. They went up the field together, and she fell over what appeared to her to be some stones like a little wall.

       A Juryman: Then you had lost your way? Witness: Yes.

       Witness, continuing, said that they intended crossing the field to get to some steps and go that way to her home. They had crossed the field before about a fortnight ago. After she had fallen she could not rise for some time, but she eventually “scrambled” up and got home. She did not see anything of Mallinson. She thought perhaps he had gone home and left her there. They were good friends that night, and had not had any bother with anyone in the inn. When she reached home she told her mother she had been with Mallinson.

       By Inspector Hall: When she fell over the wall, Mallinson was close by her side.

       By the Jury: When she came to herself she was on the top of the quarry. She returned home the same way she had gone.

       Police-constable Benjamin Appleyard said that when he was called he was told there was a man lying dead in the bottom of the quarry. He got the hand ambulance from the Moldgreen Police Station, and had the body conveyed to the mortuary. The deceased had lost a quantity of blood. The left side of his head and his left shoulder were badly injured, showing that he had fallen on one side and head-first apparently. Witness went on to the top of the quarry, and traced footprints for ten or twelve yards. The footprints showed that the couple had been walking side by side, and the man was on the side nearest the quarry. The man’s last footprint was about three inches from the edge, and the place where the body was found just below. The woman’s footprints disappeared at the same time as those of the man. There was nothing jutting out in the quarry to stay a fall. He found the same footprints of the woman at the bottom of the quarry leading away from the man’s body and towards the witness Swift’s home. He procured the boots of Swift and compared them with the woman’s footprints, and they corresponded, and they were smeared with the brick dust from the bottom of the quarry.

       In answer to Inspector Hall, witness said it looked as though the deceased fell first, and broke the fall of the witness Swift.

       Police-matron Dawson described the deceased’s injuries, which consisted of a cut on the left side of the head, and his left shoulder was broken.

       The Deputy Coroner, in summing up, said the case was one of a certain amount of love, a little drink, and an accident. He pointed out that the girl’s story was hardly consistent with the other evidence, but she was probably suffering from the effects of the accident.

       The Jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death,” and recommended that either the footpath or the top of the quarry should be fenced.



Monday 10 October 1904

[John Henry Mallinson: Tree 9, Lepton, son of David Mallinson & Elizabeth Stringer]




       At the County Police Court, Huddersfield, this morning, John Henry Mallinson, forty-nine, woollen spinner, described as of Philadelphia, was brought up in custody on a charge of having neglected to pay 3s. a week upon an affiliation order, upon which the arrears were £64 7s. Mr. R. Welsh, who appeared for the mother of the child, said the order was made in 1877.

For five years afterwards the prisoner paid upon it, and then he went to the United States. Seven years ago he returned to England, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension; but the police failed to find him. Again recently information came to hand that he was in England, and he was apprehended on Saturday. The mother and her illegitimate daughter were both married. Police-constable Whincup gave evidence that he arrested the prisoner at Milnsbridge. The prisoner told him he arranged to settle the case for £10; but Mr. Welsh denied that any such settlement had been made. Police-constable Whincup further stated that in the prisoner’s possession were found £6 10s. in English money, five five-dollar United States bills, a gold guard, and a silver watch. Eventually a settlement was arrived at by which the prisoner agreed to pay £20 to the mother of his child.



Wednesday 29 August 1906

[Alexander William Roy Mallinson: Tree 4, son of Alexander Mallinson and Janet Macfarlane Haigh.]




       On Saturday morning, the workpeople of Messrs. Hirst and Mallinson, Cliffe End Mills, Longwood, and Botham Hall Mills, Milnsbridge, assembled in the yard at Cliffe End Mills for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr. Roy Mallinson, a junior member of the firm, only son of Mr. Alexander Mallinson, late member of the the firm, to celebrate his recent marriage with Miss Hilda Gurteen, Coupals, Haver Hill, Suffolk. The present consisted of a beautiful marble timepiece, ornamented with gold figures and inlaid with mosaic work, making a real work of art, from the firm of Sir John Bennett and Sons, of London and Paris, and the cost had been defrayed by subscriptions from the employees. Mr. Roy Mallinson was accompanied by his bride, on the improvised platform, thus making her first introduction to the workers of Yorkshire. There was a capital attendance, and much interest was manifested in the proceedings.

       Mr. Leonard Dyson, one of the designers, presided, and briefly stated the objects of the gathering. He said that Mr. Roy Mallinson had always conducted himself like a gentleman, and he did not think they could give him a higher tribute than that. The employees wished to show the esteem and respect in which Mr. Mallinson in which Mr. Mallinson was held by them. They offered their congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mallinson, and hoped they would have a very happy married life. He then called on Mr. J. Kennaway Hope, the head designer, to make the presentation to Mr. Mallinson.

       Mr. Hope thanked the employees for the honour conferred upon him in asking him to perform such a pleasant duty as making the formal presentation of that testimonial to show the respect and esteem in which they held Mr. Roy Mallinson. He cordially endorsed what the chairman had said as to Mr. Mallinson’s personal character. He was a thorough gentleman without a doubt. He inherited the virtues and the many excellent qualities which his father and his good mother possessed, and while his parents were proud of such a noble son he was sure that the young lady of choice would rejoice when she became the happy wife of such an ideal husband. That testimonial was a clear indication of the kindly relations which existed between Mr. Mallinson and the employees at Cliffe End and at Botham Hall Mills, not so much, perhaps, for the intrinsic value of the present as the kindly spirit in which it was given. He felt sure that he was giving expression to the feelings of all his fellow-workers when said that the harmonious relations which now existed between Mr. Mallinson and the employees were a forecast of the conditions that would prevail in days to come. They all gave to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mallinson their best wishes for a happy and a very prosperous married life. They were all delighted to have them both with them that morning. He had very much pleasure in asking Mr. Mallinson to accept that token of esteem and goodwill from the employees.

       Mr. Roy Mallinson thanked them for their very handsome in a neat, pithy little speech, in which he referred to the pleasure which the sight of the timepiece would always give him in future years, because it would remind him of a very happy occasion, and also of the pleasant relations which existed between the employees and the firm. He trusted the time would never come when their relations would be otherwise than pleasant. On his own behalf and on behalf of Mrs. Mallinson he very heartily thanked them for that token of their respect and esteem, and for the many good wishes which had been showered upon them.

       The proceedings then concluded.


Monday 18 March 1907

[Joe Mallinson: Tree M1, son of Richard Henry Mallinson and Frances Priscilla Clark]




       This (Monday) morning, an inquest was held at the Huddersfield Infirmary, by Mr. E.M. Hill (district coroner), touching the death of Joe Mallinson, aged fifteen years, coal trammer, of Common Side, Flockton, which occurred at the above-mentioned institution on Friday morning, the 15th inst. Mr. J.R.R. Wilson, inspector of mines, watched the proceedings, and Mr. Charles Straw also attended on behalf of Messrs. Stringer and Jagger, the proprietors of the pit.

       Richard Henry Mallinson, coal miner, father of the deceased, said that both he and his son were working last Thursday in No. 3 Drift Pit, Emley Moor Collieries. Witness was engaged in making a new wheel hole 110 yards from the old wheel, for hauling ropes to pass round. Deceased was a coal trammer. Neither had been in the district before; it was their first day.

       The Coroner: Deceased would not know his way about well?

       Witness: No; not very well. The deceased was engaged in tramming dirt into disused places which were not near the old wheel, and his lamp went out about four o’clock. In the old district candles, and not lamps, were used. The boy had been a trammer about a year and nine months. There was a battery at the pit for re-lighting lamps, near the old wheel, but neither one nor the other knew exactly where it was, but witness told deceased to ask for his lamp to be re-lighted, and deceased left him. When deceased travelled to the place he had to pass over the old wheel, which was boxed off. Between 2.30 and 3 o’clock he passed over.

       Mr. Wilson: Did you send him for a light?

       Witness: Yes. I told him to ask somebody about the relighting.

       Mr. Wilson: You knew what was going on?

       Witness: Yes. I knew they were making a new hole, but did not know how far the operations had gone on.

       Mr. Wilson: Would it not have been wiser to have given him a lighted lamp? Perhaps you thought he could see without taking a lamp?

       Witness: Yes.

       Mr. Wilson: It was the lad’s own lamp which you told him to get re-lighted?

       Witness: Yes.

       Mr. Wilson: Where was the deputy?

       Witness: He was with others putting the log up to get the rope round.

       Continuing, he said that the deputy came towards witness from the direction in which deceased had gone, a minute or two after deceased left. The deputy would pass deceased, but probably unnoticed owing to the dark. The deputy had a lamp.

       Mr. Wilson: Do you think the deputy saw him?

       Witness: No.

       Mr. Straw: Did you not see the lamp station with the sign bearing the words “Lamp Station”?

       Witness: No, not when going in, only when coming out.

       The Coroner: It was nearer the pit bottom than the wheel, and the lad would have to pass the old wheel to go to it.

       Plans showing the situation of the wheels and the lamp station were produced, and witness confirmed their correctness.

       Jno. Umpleby, blacksmith, Skelmanthorpe, said he was employed by Messrs. Stringer and Jagger, and was familiar with the pit bottom, and was working in No. 2 road in No. 3 pit on Thursday. He was engaged in shunting a new rope forward, moving round the old wheel, which caused the wheel to move. The wheel lay flat in a hole under the road. It was a 4 ft. wheel in an 8 ft. road. It was in a frame, and occupied the breadth of the road; the top of the frame was usually boxed over.

       Coroner: At the time of the accident was it boxed over?

       Witness: No.

       Coroner: It was removed because the wheel was to be moved?

       Witness: I expect so. Continuing, he said that he heard screams about four o’clock. He was about twenty yards away from the wheel, but did not see deceased. Winess had a light, but could not see what was on the ground.

       Coroner: What did you do? Witness said that he got hold of the bell wires, and signalled the motor-man to stop, went to see what was the matter, and found the boy in the pulley-hole, his leg caught between the wheel and the frame.

       Coroner: Did the boy tell you anything? Witness: No. Witness ran back, and cut the rope, but deceased could not be released until the frame top was taken off.

       A Juror: Was there no one on duty to prevent anyone walking into the hole? Witness: No.

       A Juror: Could they thread the ropes with the cover on? Witness: No.

       Jos. Beaumont, joiner, Emley Moor, who assisted to remove the wheel, said the first thing done was to take away the boards over the pulley.

       Coroner: Who was in charge of the job? Winess: George Leather.

       Coroner: When the boards were taken off was it safe to leave in the dark? Witness: No. He saw deceased, who said he wanted a light. He told him he could not get one, and that he had better stay where he was. Witness was about thirty yards above the wheel. He told deceased it was nearly a mile to the lamp station.

       Coroner: Did you see which way he went? Witness: No. I never saw him leave me. The deceased called out about five minutes later. The sheets were up between witness and the wheel, and prevented witness from hearing deceased go.

       Mr. Wilson: Did it not occur to you to tell deceased that the wheel was uncovered? Witness: No.

       Mr. Wilson: The lad not having been given a reason, or told of any danger, would not see why he should be asked to stay where he was.

       Witness added that he did not know exactly where the lamp station was, but he had seen it, and it seemed a long way off. He did not know who had charge of the lamp station.

       Geo. Leather, Flockton, stated that he was a colliery deputy, and had charge of the work of moving the wheel on the Thursday. He saw the boards taken off, and sent Beaumont to loose the packing from the framework, etc. They had pulled about 130 yards of rope when there was a stoppage, and witness left Beaumont at the wheel, and went towards the new wheel, and saw that the prop round which the rope should pass had fallen down. He did not observe the deceased.

       The Coroner: Did you leave instructions as to the dangerous condition of the place? Witness said he had not given definite instructions, but had told everyone that he had the key of the battery in case lamps required re-lighting. He left Beaumont at the wheel, and thought he would see that no one passed.

       Replying to Mr. Wilson, Witness said he must have passed deceased. Beaumont was at the wheel when witness left, and his lamp would light up the wheel. When Beaumont left the wheel no one was left there.

       Dr. R.H. Walton, house surgeon at the Infirmary, described the injury to the right leg, and said that the bone protruded. There was much loss of blood. Death took place the following morning from the effects of haemorrhage and shock.

       Beaumont was re-called, and the Coroner asked: Were you at the wheel when Leather left? Witness replied that Leather and he left together, and that he (witness) did not go back.

       The Coroner said that when the wheel wasa uncovered it was a trap to anyone without a lamp. It was necessary that the man in charge of a job should have instructed a man on either side of the wheel to give a warning. If this had been done there would probably not have been an accident. It would have been better for the deputy to have issued proper instructions, and not trust to somebody else to take precautions. It could not be called criminal negligence, but want of forethought.

       The jury returned the verdict, “Accidental death.”

       Mr. Straw said that on behalf of the firm he desired to express sympathy with the lad’s parents.

       Mr. Wilson added that the lad ought never to have been sent away in the dark.



Thursday 22 August 1907

[Thomas Harold Mallinson: Tree 11, eldest son of Thomas Mallinson and Mary Louisa Porritt]




       At the Saltaire Wesleyan Church, on Tuesday, Miss Gertrude Desormeaux Taylor, daughter of the late Mr. George Taylor and step-daughter of Mr. Joseph Parkinson, of The Elms, Moorhead, Shipley, was married to the Rev. Thomas Harold Mallinson, B.A., son of Mr. Thomas Mallinson, J.P., of Rock House, Linthwaite, Huddersfield. The church was artistically decorated with palms and ferns and flowers. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Joel Mallinson, (uncle of the bridegroom), who was assisted by the Rev. Dr. Stephenson, the Rev. John Smith (uncle of the bride), and the Rev. F.H. Harry. The service was choral. Prior to the arrival of the bridal party, Mr. V. Calverley, the organist, played several voluntaries, including the Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin,” and as the bride made her appearance, escorted by her step-father, the choir sang the hymn, “The voice that breathed o’er Eden.” At the close of the service Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was played. The bride was attended by four bridesmaids - Miss May Mallinson, Miss Gertrude Parkinson, Miss Marjorie E. Wilkinson, and Miss Kathleen L. Taylor. Mr. Wilfred Mallinson (brother of the bridegroom) accompanied the bridegroom as best man, and groomsmen were Mr. Percy Mallinson (brother), Mr. Lawrence S. Taylor, and Mr. T. Porritt (cousin of the bridegroom).

       The bride wore a gown of ivory crepe de chine over an underdress of ivory taffeta chiffon. The skirt was Empire style from the back of the bodice, with the front hanging in graceful folds from the waist. Many deep tucks and lace with ruchings arranged in lovers’ knots finished off a pretty skirt. The bodice was draped Empire style, and from the lace hung large silver tassels. The vest was of rucked chiffon and lace, and the sleeves were of chiffon. Over all the bride wore a real Brussels lace bridal veil surmounted by a small spray of orange blossom and white heather, and carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley, white roses, and white heather. This latter, along with a pearl and ruby brooch, was the gift of the bridegroom. The two elder bridesmaids wore gowns of ivory silk Ninon trimmed with a broad band of chine chiffon taffets, piped with a very pale green panne velvet. Tucks and French roulettes, united with filigree motifs, made a deep foot trimming. The bodices were draped Japanese style, caught on the shoulders with roulettes and chine chiffon taffeta bands. They had deep chine silk belts, with frilled elbow sleeves of ivory Brussels net edged with lace. The bridesmaids’ hats were made of cream crinoline, trimmed with sprays of pink roses and finished with cream ribbon bows. They carried bouquets of pink roses, which, with gold heart pendants set with pearls and rubies, were the gift of the bridegroom. The two younger bridesmaids had on dresses of white Indian muslin trimmed with lace, with large hats to match. They carried baskets of sweet peas, and wore gold lace swallow brooches set with pearls, the gifts of the bridegroom.

       After the ceremony a reception was held at The Elms, and later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Mallinson left for North Wales. The bride travelled in a gown of pale resida green-faced cloth over an embroidered muslin blouse, and long white ostrich feather stole. She wore a hat of old rose pink silk straw, finished with a large shaded feather, and velvet ribbon to tone with the straw. Among the numerous presents were a revolving bookcase from the members of the Providence Chapel Sunday School, Shipley; a silver-mounted fruit dish from the drawing and general office staff of Messrs. J. Parkinson and Sons; and a silver cake dish from the foremen of the same firm.



Friday 7 February 1908

[Ben Mallinson: Tree 5, son of James Mallinson and Margaret Hayward]




       We regret to announce that this (Friday) morning Mr. B. Mallinson, jeweller, etc., New Street, died at the age of seventy-one. He had been in failing health for some years, suffering from angina pectoris, but latterly he had suffered from some affection of the bladder. Hismedical attendant was Dr. Irving, who saw him before leaving for Switzerland. It was thought that it would not be necessary to take any special steps, but Mr. Mallinson suffered so much from pain that his immediate relatives thought it necessary to call in Dr. Moynihan, the Leeds specialist, who conducted an operation on Wednesday. Mr. Mallinson underwent the operation well, but he died as stated, it is thought from heart affection, combined with the after-effects of the operation.

       Mr. Mallinson was a Huddersfield man, and served his time with Mr. Cooper, who carried on a jeweller’s business at the corner of Cloth Hall Street. When Mr. Hy. Pearce bought Mr. Cooper’s business Mr. Mallinson remained in his service. In 1880 Mr. Mallinson started business as a jeweller in New Street, so that he has all along in his business career been associated with the trade of jweller, silversmith, etc., in New Street.

       He was a Congregationalist in religion, and attended Highfield. He was a scholar, teacher, and superintendent in the Sunday school, and he was also a deacon of the church, and one of the trustees. Sympathetic reference was made to him at the annual meeting of the church and congregation on Wednesday night.

       Mr. Mallinson was a strong Liberal in politics.

       He has left a widow, three sons (one of whom is in the business), together with one daughter.



Monday 10 February 1908



       To-day (Monday), amidst numerous manifestations of sympathy and regret, the mortal remains of the late Mr. B. Mallinson, who died at his residence, Belgrave Terrace, on Friday, were laid to rest in Highfield Burial Ground. The coffin, which was of unpolished oak, with brass mountigs, bore the inscription: “Ben Mallinson, born February 9th, 1836, died February 7th, 1908,” and was borne into the church by the deacons, Messrs. A. Sykes, A. Roberts, C. Bentley, F.W. Dearden, W.H. Dyson, J. McKenna, T.H. Sykes, and Dr. Irving. The funeral service, which was conducted in the church by the pastor, the Rev. W.G. Jenkins, was most impressive, and many persons were deeply affected. The service commenced with the singing of the hymn “O God, our help in ages past,” the opening passages of the burial service having been read.

       The Rev. W.G. Jenkins paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased gentleman. They were, he said, thinking of a sincere and loyal soul that day, and a fitting text for a message was “His delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in His law doth he meditate day and night; his leaf shall not wither.” He was one who took a deep joy in worship. They had lost a friend. He had lost a sincere friend; not a shadow had there been between them. Mr. Mallinson had been a church member for nearly fifty years, in his twenty-eighth year as a deacon, a teacher, superintendent, and a local preacher, who preached the gospel joyfully in the neighbouring churches, and together with the speaker had conducted many services. He was a beautiful listener, had the tenderest gift in prayer, and was a lover of the beautiful in all things. He had left an inspiration which it was hoped would be maintained by the sons of the children’s children, and he (the speaker) hoped that when the end came to anyone there people would think tender thoughts as they in that chapel were thinking of the one who had been taken from them. In conclusion Mr. Jenkins offered touching words of sympathy to the bereaved family.

       The hymn “Captain and Saviour of the host” was sung, and as the mourners filed out of the church to the adjoining burial ground the “Dead March” in “Saul” was played on the organ.

       The Rev. W.G. Jenkins also officiated at the graveside, where the scene was most impressive. The chief mourners were:

First carriage, Messrs. J.E. and G.W. Mallinson (sons); second carriage, Mr. George Hirst, Mr. Jno. Haigh, and Mr. A. Haigh (nephews), and Mr. J. Taylor (Liverpool). Amongst the other mourners were the Revs. P. Reynolds and D.C. Tincker, Messrs. John Watkinson, C. Hirst, F.B. Booth, W. King, Mr. Sugden (partners of deceased), Messrs. C. Lunn, B. Crook, H. Woodcock, R. Harries, H. Denham, C.W. Haigh, G.F. Welch, Wilson Firth, G.D. Sykes, J.B. Littlewood (secretary of the Chamber of Trade), J.W. Denham, G. Balfour, H. Haigh, W. Cummings, and T.E. Watkinson (representing Great Northern Street, and his father, Mr. Edwards Watkinson).

       Beautiful floral tributes were sent by “Mother and children,” the minister and deacons of Highfield Church, “Grace and John,” Mr. and Mrs. S. Watson, Mr. J. Haigh, Miss Katie Eastwood, Mrs. G.H. Brook, Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Whiteley, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Raynor, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Sugden, Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Welch, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Sykes and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. Haigh, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Hirst, Mr. and Mrs. Dyson, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Eastwood, Lizzie and Willie, John and May, 14 and 16, Westgate (Messrs. Booth and Mallinson).

       The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Thos Kaye and Sons.

       There will be a memorial service at Highfield Church on Sunday next.


Wednesday 26 February 1908

[Edith Mallinson: Tree 11, daughter of Joel Mallinson and Matilda Riley]




       Miss E. Mallinson, daughter of the Rev. Joel Mallinson, Huddersfield, gave an address in the Wesleyan Assembly Hall, Linthwaite, on Sunday afternoon. The audience, which included the Sunday school children, numbered five or six hundred, who listened very attentively. Miss Mallinson left home five years ago for Ceylon, where she remained eighteen months, and then went to India. Miss Mallinson said the Indians were a very religious people, nearly every action of their daily life being connected in some way or other with their religious belief. She gave several instances of how the Christian women had been able to convince them of the folly of their belief in Hindoo philosophy. It was essential to have native women converts to assist them, and thus they had established the Zenana system. The hospitals which had been built had proved a great source of help in converting the people. Often when some cure of bodily ailment was performed it touched the heart of the patient. She appealed for assistance; this being the jubilee year, and a special fund of £20,000 was to be raised. At the conclusion of her address Miss Mallinson sang “Yes, Jesus loves me,” in the “native” tongue, and the audience joined in the chorus. Mrs. Henry Lumb also sang “The Better Land.” A collection was made in aid of the society.



Wednesday 6 May 1908

[Charles Frederick Mallinson: Tree 9, son of Abraham Mallinson and Mary Scholefield]




 It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Charles Frederick Mallinson, engineer and surveyor, which took place suddenly at his residence, No. 50, Newhouse, Huddersfield, about eleven o’clock on Tuesday night. He had been ill from gastric catarrh, having caught a chill, and since last Sunday week had been attended by Dr. Marshall. Until last Saturday Mr. Mallinson remained at home; but was at his office in the Market Place on that day and Monday, and all day on Tuesday, and was apparently much better in health. About eleven o’clock on Tuesday night he was in his bedroom, had taken his coat off in prparation for going to bed, and was standing winding his watch, when, without uttering a word, he suddenly fell to the floor. Mrs. Mallinson, who was in bed, raised an alarm, and Dr. Marshall was sent for; but on his arrival he found that Mr. Mallinson was dead, and had died instantly when he fell. Death was the result of syncope, arising from fatty degeneration of the heart.

       Born at Gawthorpe Green, Lepton, on the 28th of February, 1839, the deceased gentleman was sixty-nine years of age. On leaving school he was articled to Mr. Joseph Hall, surveyor, of Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, with whom, in course of time, he became partner, and the firm was well known as Hall and Mallinson, and for some years their office was in Kirkgate, where the Waverley Hotel now stands. Mr. Hall retired and went to live in Harrogate, where he died in the early seventies.

Mr. C.F. Mallinson carried on the business alone for some years, and then took Mr. F. Collins as a partner. That partnership continued for only a short period, and after Mr. Collins retired from it Mr. Mallinson again carried on the business alone. Having brought up his son, Mr. Charles Herbert Mallinson, to it, he took him into partnership ten years ago, and the business has since been continued by them under the style of C.F. Mallinson and Son.

       After the dissolution of partnership with Mr. Hall, Mr. C.F. Mallinson succeeded as sole surveyor to the local estates of the late Sir Joseph Percival Radcliffe, Bart., whose local agent he also became on the death of the late Mr. James Taylor, chief clerk at the County Court, in 1880. Last January Mr. Mallinson was appointed chief agent for the whole of the Radcliffe estates. It was very disappointing to him that he was not well enough to attend the funeral of Sir Joseph P.P. Radcliffe, for whose family he had great regard, which was kindly reciprocated, as proved by very thoughtful arrangements which had been made by the present baronet for Mr. Mallinson’s comfort at the rent audit at Royton to-morrow and Harrogate on Friday.

       It was as surveyor for the Radcliffe estates that Mr. C.F. Mallinson was an excellent witness in the arbitration proceedings in 1888 with the Corporation to settle the amount to be awarded for the water rights, land, and easements taken by them in the Wessenden Valley. He was engaged professionally in several important arbitrations and upon Parliamentary bills, notably the bill promoted by the Longwood Gas Company. Mr. Mallinson was also engineer for the Holme Reservoir Commissioners, and for the construction of several reservoirs in this locality, including those at Upperthong and Snape.

       A staunch Churchamn, the deceased gentleman had for many years worshipped regularly at St. John’s Church, Birkby, by the vicars and congregations of which he was greatly esteemed on account of his consistently generous support of the church and its organisations, his unfailing courtesy, and his willing and unsparing service as churchwarden for many years, an office which he again undertook specially for the year of the jubilee celebration of the dedication of the church.

       In politics he was also a strong Conservative, and was connected with the conservative Association and a member of the Huddersfield and County Conservative Club from its formation. Mr. Mallinson was for many years a member of the Borough Club, and had served as president. For a long while he was an honoured Freemason, as a member of the Huddersfield lodge, No. 290, of which he was a Past Master.

       Leaving a widow and one son, in their mourning for the sudden loss of a good husband and father they have the deep sympathy of those who knew him in business and social life as a straight-forward, kind-hearted, and most amiable and genial gentleman.

       The interment will take place at Huddersfield Cemetery, on Saturday, after the first part of the burial service at St. John’s Church.



Monday 11 May 1908



       On Saturday the funeral of Mr. Charles Frederick Mallinson, surveyor and engineer, of 50, Newhouse, took place, and was attended by many friends. Preceding the hearse walked Mr. Paul Wood (representing Messrs. Seth Senior and Sons, Shepley), Mr. J.E. Kaye (of the Freemasons’ Lodge of Peace, No. 149, Meltham, P.P.G.P.), Mr. G. Threappleton (choirmaster of St. John’s Church, Birkby, and member of the Freemasons’ Lodge of Truth, No. 521, Huddersfield),

Mr. John Wood (organist of St. John’s Church, and I.G. of the Peace Lodge), Messrs. Harry Swann and Frank Hall (of St. John’s choir), and Messrs. James Jackson and J.H. Muffitt (Liversedge). The following membrs of St. John’s Church choir were the bearers, and walked three on each side of the hearse: Messrs. H. Wood, Wm. Berry, Hamer Beaumont, Andre Renshaw, Walter Wood, and Fred Fall.

       Three carriages conveyed the following family mourners: Mrs. Mallinson (widow of the deceased), Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Mallinson (son and daughter-in-law), Miss Houghton (sister-in-law), Messrs. W.H. and F. Mallinson (nephews), and Mr. Whiteley (Sheffield).

       The funeral cortege proceeded to St. John’s Church. There the following gentlemen attended: Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart., Mr. John Sykes, solicitor (Market Place, Huddersfield, steward for the local Radcliffe estates); Alderman Jessop and Mr. W.E. Jowitt (P.M.s Lodge of Truth, No. 521); Councillor E.H. Sellers, P.M., F.C. Watkinson, P.M., George Stead, S.W., A.J. Slocombe, W.M., J.B. Abbey, P.M., W.B. Wall, P.M., P.P.G.D., Walker Dyson, P.M., C.T. Kaye, P.M., and Phineas Haigh (all of the Huddersfield Lodge of Freemasons, No.290, of which the deceased was P.M.). Mr. PhineasHaigh also represented the Borough Club. There were also present Mr. Wm. King, Mr. James Thompson, Mr. Henry Haigh, Mr. W. Smith (Shepley), and Messrs. Joe Berry, E. Hartley, R. Carr, M. Pape, H. Kaye, J. Anderson, J. Hampshire, S. Ellis, J.E. Briggs (Elland), Joshua Jackson and Thomas Lister (both of Liversedge). Several ladies who worship at the church were present.

       At the entrance to St. John’s Church the coffin was met be the Rev. M. Richardson (vicar) and the choir, who preceded it and the mourners up the centre of the church, the vicar reciting the opening sentences of the Burial Service. “O rest in the Lord” (Mendelssohn) was played on the organ by Mr. John Wood while the mourners and friends were taking their places, and then the hymn commencing “Brief life is here our portion” was sung. The Rev. M. Richardson read the service, and the 90th Psalm was sung was sung to Felton’s solemn chant. At the close of the service the hymn beginning “Now the labourer’s task is o’er” was sung, and the “Dead March in “Saul” (Handel) was played on the organ while the coffin was borne from the church, followed by the chief mourners and friends.

       When the mournful procession had been reformed all proceeded to the cemetery, where the interment took place, and the remainder of the burial service was read by the Rev. M. Richardson. Several beautiful wreaths were sent. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. John B. Clark, of Birkby, the undertaker.



Thursday 18 June 1908



       Mr. Charles Frederick Mallinson, of 50, Newhouse, Huddersfield, land agent and surveyor to Sir J.P.P. Radcliffe, Bart., a prominent Freemason and a churchman and Conservative, who had been professionally engaged in important arbitration and Parliamentary bills, and who died on 5th May last, aged 69 years, left estate valued at £3,751 16s. 7d. gross, of which £3,175 10s. 9d. is net personalty, and probate of his will has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Rachel Mallinson, of 50, Newhouse, and her son, Mr. Charles Herbert Mallinson, of Marsh Grove, Croft House Lane, Huddersfield, land agent and surveyor.


Thursday 10 June 1909


[Eli Mallinson: Tree 11, born 24 April 1842, Linthwaite, son of George Mallinson and Elizabeth Dyson. Benson Villa at Seascale in Cumberland was very popular with the Linthwaite branch. Eli Mallinson and family are first recorded as spending a fortnight holiday there in August/September 1893. It was run by Mrs. Darvell and her daughters, the Misses Darvell. Charles Borthwick of Ely, Cambridgeshire has kindly transcribed the Mallinson entries. His wife’s grandmother was Mrs. Darvell.]




       It is with great regret that we inform our readers of the death of Mr. Eli Mallinson, J.P., of Linthwaite, who was sixty-seven years of age. On the 7th of April he went to Seascale, Cumberland, and on the 8th of May he was taken seriously ill with heart weakness. The aid of a Seascale medical man was obtained, and Dr. Edwin Dean, of Slaithwaite, also saw the patient at frequent intervals, but he never rallied. Dr. Clarke, of Huddersfield, was called in on Monday last, when Mr. Mallinson was in a critical condition. He became much worse on Wednesday, and the whole of the members of the family were summoned to his bedside. Mr. Mallinson gradually sank, and the end, which came at half-past nine o’clock this (Thursday) morning, was peaceful.

       The eldest of the four sons of the late Mr. George Mallinson, the deceased was born at Upper Clough, Linthwaite. His brothers are Mr. Thomas Mallinson, J.P. (formerly of Rock House, Linthwaite, and now of Harrogate), the Rev. Joel Mallinson (a well known Wesleyan minister), and Mr. Dyson Mallinson, of Southport. Their father established the woollen manufacturing business which has been carried on with great success for a long period at Spring Grove Mills, Linthwaite, the present title of the firm being George Mallinson and Sons, Ltd. On attaining his majority Mr. Eli Mallinson became a member of the firm, and he had been actively associated with it ever since. For a long time he was the principal partner, and when the business was converted into a private limited company he became the governing director. In recent years two of his three sons - Councillor Herbert and Mr. Dyson Mallinson - have also taken an active part in the management of the business.

       The deceased was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the West Riding on the 2nd of July, 1888. He frequently sat on the bench at the Huddersfield Court, occasionally acting as chairman, always exhibiting patience, tact, keen insight, and at the same time he was never harsh, but on the contrary he often gave valuable and sympathetic advice to defendants and prisoners appearing before him.

       With the public life of his native township Mr. Mallinson was predominantly identified, and his death is a great loss to Linthwaite. For a long period he was a member of the former Local Board, and he was chairman for several years. He was also elected a member of the first Urban District Council, but retired after serving a short term. Keenly interested in educational movements, he was one of the managers of the Linthwaite Wesleyan Day School which was taken over by the Linthwaite School Board upon its formation, and was carried on in that building until the erection of the present Central Council School.

       For his devotion and generosity to the Wesleyan Methodist denomination, especially to the flourishing cause at Linthwaite, Mr. Mallinson will long be held in affectionate remembrance. Despite the many demands upon his time he had faithfully served the Gledholt Circuit in the capacity of circuit steward. He contributed liberally to the circuit funds, and to every movement in the district which had for its object the furtherance of the interests of the denomination. He was a trustee of the Linthwaite chapel and schools, to both of which he was warmly attached. For the handsome assembly hall, adjoining the schools, he gave the site, laid one of the foundation stones, and was treasurer of the building fund, to which he gave a handsome donation.

       In politics Mr. Mallinson was a Conservative, but, excepting when Mr. John Sugden contested the Colne Valley Division, he displayed little activity on behalf of the party.

       Courteous, affable, and kind-hearted, Mr. Mallinson was a typical English gentleman. Conscientiously discharging any duty he undertook, unsparing in his efforts to improve the conditions of those in humbler walks of life than himself, and impressing everyone with whom he came in contact with his inherent sympathy and forbearance, his death removed a figure which could be ill spared.

       Mr. Mallinson was twice married. His widow, three sons (two married) and two married daughters are left to mourn his death, and sincere sympathy will be extended to them in their bereavement.

       The funeral will take place at Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel on Saturday afternoon.


Monday 14 June 1909



       The esteem and respect in which the late Mr. Eli Mallinson was held throughout his native township and the Huddersfield district generally, and the deep sympathy with the widow and family, were manifested in many ways on Saturday afternoon, when his mortal remains were laid to rest in the churchyard adjacent to Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel. The coffin containing the body was brought on Saturday from Seascale, where death took place, to Slaithwaite station, where it was placed in a hearse and conveyed direct to the chapel. The route from the station to the chapel was lined with a large number of people, and blinds were drawn in token of respect. Preceding the funeral cortege were fourteen members of the Upper Agbrigg (West Riding) police force in charge of Superintendent Birkhead, the deceased gentleman having been a justice of the peace for the county for more than twenty years. A large number of floral tributes were placed in an open carriage. Amongst the relatives and intimate friends who were conveyed in carriages were Mrs. Mallinson (widow), Mr. and Mrs. H. Mallinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. Broadbent, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Mallinson, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mallinson, Mr. and Mrs. T. Mallinson, Mr. and Mrs. Dyson Mallinson, the Rev. and Mrs. T.H. Tregoning, Mr. R. Riley, Alderman B. Broadbent, Dr. E. Dean, Mr. D. Bamforth (Linthwaite Conservative Association). The Wesleyan Methodist denomination, which found in the late Mr. Mallinson a staunch and generous supporter, was largely represented, amongst the ministers present being the Rev. A. Gray (resident minister of Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel), the Rev. S.C. Hall (Newton-le-Willows), the Rev. Walter W. Ward (Manchester), the Rev. C.E. Dove (York), the Rev. H. Waldron (Longwood), the Rev. J.J. Smith (Leigh), the Rev. J.H. Cleminson (Gledholt). Several of the reverend gentlemen named above were formerly connected with Linthwaite and Huddersfield circuits. Prominent workers for the cause present were Messrs. P. Kenyon, H.A. Harman, J. Holroyd, and R.W. Mason (Gledholt), A. Mitchell (Almondbury), J.W. Hoyle (Lindley), Saville Gray (Outlane), J.T. Clegg (Buxton Road), Councillor Cartus Smith, Messrs. T.A. Hobson and B. Roberts (Crosland Hill trustees), W. Haigh (Crosland Moor), and C.W. Riley (Southport).

       The Rev. T. Haworth and the Rev. W. Turner, respectively vicar and curate of Linthwaite, paid the last tribute of respect.

       Amongst those who joined the procession on its arrival at the chapel were former colleagues on the Bench. Messrs. W. Wrigley (chairman), Alderman J.H. Willans, J. Whiteley, W. Lockwood, A. Lockwood, J. Kilburn, and the county magistrates’ clerk. Mr. J.H. Turner, also attended. The following gentlemen, some personal friends, others representing important business concerns were present: Messrs. J. Sugden, H. Schofield, J. Tetlow, C. Greenwood (Messrs. C. Greenwood and Co. Commercial Mills, Huddersfield), A.H.J. Fletcher (Messrs. Laycock, Dyson and Fletcher), J.E. Sheard (London City and Midland Bank, Huddersfield Branch), G.T. Porritt, T.R. Porritt, Harold Hanson (Messrs. Abbey and Hanson), W.W. Dyson (Messrs. C.T. Phillips and Sons, Ossett), also Messrs. H. Wilkinson and H. Knight (churchwardens, Linthwiate Church). The firm of Messrs. Geo. Mallinson and Sons Ltd., many of whose employees were present, were represented by Messrs. C.V. Gledhill and F.A. Gledhill

       The coffin was borne from the Slaithwaite station to the hearse by six of the mill employees, Messrs. F. Mellor, E. Sykes, W.H. North, J.E. Eastwood, J. Gledhill, and A. Boothroyd, and a similar number of chapel stewards and class leaders, Messrs. Ned Baxter, I. Bottomley, J.T. Shaw, W.H. Quarmby, N. Dawson, and J. Balmforth, sen., carried it into the chapel, which was filled. A most impressive service was conducted by the Rev. A. Gray, who was supported on the rostrum by the ministers of the denomination previously mentioned and several of whom assisted in the service. As the congregation took their seats the organist, Mr. J.H. Alston, played “O rest in the Lord,” after which was sung the hymn beginning “O God, our help in ages past.” The Rev. H. Waldron read Psalm 90, after which a portion of the burial service contained in the 1st Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, chapter xv, was read by the Rev. J.J. Smith. Following was a brief address by the Rev. A. Gray, who paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased. The deceased, he said, would not have wished that many words should be spoken, but he (Mr. Gray) could not see him laid to rest without paying a word of respectful tribute to his memory in the place which he loved so well. His death was a loss to the religious, the commercial, and civic life of the district. He had his limitations, but he was straight-forward as well as shrewd in his business, had a high sense of duty in public affairs, was a devoted Christian, and a staunch and generous supporter of the denomination. A man methodical in his habits, he was severely exact, and fearless in the expression of his opinions. He was a devoted worshipper, was wise in his counsel, as well as a loyal and generous supporter of the ministry, and what his loss would be to the religious life of the district, the Methodist Church which he loved so well, and the Linthwaite church in particular, no one could quite realise.

In conclusion, Mr. Gray addressed a few words of sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

       The address was followed by the singing of the hymn, “Of all the saints,” and the service concluded with the offering up of prayer by the Rev. J.H. Cleminson. As the mourners filed out of the chapel the organist played the “Dead March” in “Saul”. The committal service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. A. Gray.

       The wreaths were numerous, and included tributes from relatives, friends, the congregation, and employees.

       The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J.W. Thorp (Linthwaite).




       The Rev. Arthur Gray made special reference to the death of Mr. Eli Mallinson at the service in the Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday morning, and also to the late Mrs. Ramsden. Mr. Mallinson’s family were all present, and many of the neighbours attended the service to show their respect for the deceased gentleman. The lessons were taken from II Book of Kings, the second chapter, and chapter 21 of the Revelations. Mr. Gray took his text from the 119th Psalm, verse 130:

“The entrance of thy words giveth light.” The hymns were appropriate to the service, and the choir sang in sympathetic strain, “What are those arrayed in white robes.” The organist, Mr. Alston, played “O rest in the Lord” while the congregation stood with bowed heads.

       A tribute to Mr. Mallinson’s memory was paid in the Sunday School in the afternoon, Mr. Newton Dawson, one of the superintendents, commending the Christian life of Mr. Mallinson to the scholars.


Friday 30 July 1909



       The will of Mr. Eli Mallinson, Grove House, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, of George Mallinson and Sons, Limited, woollen manufacturers, Spring Grove Mills, Linthwaite, who died on the 10th June, has been proved by Mr. Herbert Mallinson, of Clough House, Linthwaite, and Mr. John Edward Mallinson, of Danville, Grove Road, Wallasey (sons), and Mr. Arthur Broadbent, of Longwood Edge, Huddersfield. The gross value of the estate is £78,936 17s. 5d., and the net value of the personal estate £54,551 6s. 7d.

       Testator made the following bequests: To Arthur Broadbent, £59; to his wife, Annie Mallinson, £1,125; to his coachman, Edwin Sykes, and his rent collector, John Edmund Eastwood, £50 each; to the Wesleyan Methodist Worn-out Ministers’ and Ministers’ Widows’ Auxiliary Fund, £250; to the trustees for Wesleyan Methodist Chapel purposes, £500, the annual income to be paid to the steward of the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit in which the Linthwaite Wesleyan Chapel is situated, in order that the sum might be applied as part of the Linthwaite Society’s contribution to the circuit quarterly meeting; £200 to the Linthwaite Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School; and £400 to the Huddersfield Tradesmen’s Benevolent Institution.

       He directed that his wife should have the use of Grove House, and he paid an annuity of £500 during her life, or so long as she remained his widow, to be reduced to an annuity of £100 in the case of her re-marriage. He bequeathed to his several children certain specific lots of property, and left the residue of his estate upon trust for his five children, Mary Ellen Broadbent, Agnes Tregoning, Herbert Mallinson, John Edward Mallinson, and Dyson Mallinson in equal shares. The will is dated 14th April 1908.



Police Court Proceedings

At the Ashton Borough Court, on Monday, Michael CLEMENTS was charged on two preferments with assaulting Joshua Percy MALLINSON and Martha Alice MALLINSON. Mr F. W. WATSON, who appeared to defend, pleaded not guilty to both charges.


Mr Arthur LEES, who appeared on behalf of Mr and Mrs MALLINSON, said his client carried on business as a tailor in Market-street, Ashton, and the defendant was a journeyman tailor, and, he believed, resided at present in Oldham, but had lived in Ashton. It appeared that CLEMENTS had been in the employ of Mr MALLINSON, who had occasion to discharge him, and on Friday, 10th June, about seven o’clock in the evening, CLEMENTS went into the yard behind the shop, and proceeded to the workroom the worse for drink.


A communication was made to Mr MALLINSON that he was going to the workshop, and Mr MALLINSON followed him. When he got to the top of the steps leading to the workshop, CLEMENTS turned round and asked him what he wanted, saying that he had as much right there as he had. Mr MALLINSON told him to leave the premises. CLEMENTS refused, and catching hold of Mr MALLINSON — who was much the smaller of the two — banged him several times against the wall.


They went into one of the rooms, and there CLEMENTS got him on the ground and endeavoured to kick him and violently abused him. Mrs MALLINSON, of course, followed her husband, and interfered, with the result that CLEMENTS turned round and struck her several times on the eye, shoulder, and arm.

Joshua Percy MALLINSON corroborated, and, cross-examined by Mr WATSON, said his wife never attempted to push CLEMENTS downstairs. He himself got a rap or two at him with a sweeping brush. — Mrs MALLINSON also gave evidence, and said CLEMEBTS hit her several times in the face with his fist, and she was covered with blood. Cross-examined by Mr WATSON: Her husband did not follow him with a brush. She never put her hands on defendant, and would swear that she never pushed CLEMENTS downstairs.


Laura JACKSON, of Dukinfield, deposed to being in the workshop at the time of the alleged assault, and bore out the statements of the previous witnesses. — Mrs BATES, a workwoman in the employ of Mr MALLINSON, also gave evidence. — Dr COOKE deposed to examining Mrs MALLINSON, and said she had a black eye and a mark in front of the right jaw, and the right wrist was also injured. She must have suffered considerable pain.


Mr WATSON, for the defence, said he had been instructed that CLEMENTS was in Ashton on the night in question, and wanted to see a friend who worked for Mr MALLINSON. He, therefore, went to the workroom at the rear of the shop and, as there was no notice forbidding such a thing, went inside, and was followed by Mr MALLINSON, who was very angry, and endeavoured to put him down, and, with the help of his wife, got him from the top step to three lower down. CLEMENTS tried to push them away, and MALLINSON struck him violently with a broom, and pushed him down the step. In self defence he pushed them away.


Michael CLEMENTS, the defendant, corroborated, and said MALLINSON told him to go out before he got in the shop. Mr MALLINSON came and commenced shouting at him, and Mrs MALLINSON pushed him downstairs, and MALLINSON struck him with the brush. It was custom in the trade that if there was no prohibitive notice the workmen could be visited. — John FENNAY also gave evidence, and said he thought the affair was an accident on CLEMENTS’ part.


CLEMENTS, again examined by Mr LEES as to why he didn’t go down when requested to, admitted that there might have been some nastiness in that, and complained that it was a bye-word in Ashton that if he came before the Ashton bench he would be committed, which drew from Mr LEES the remark: “You have been here before though.” “Yes,” was the reply, “so have you.” — (Laughter.) — Mr LEES: But on different errands.


The Chairman said the Bench considered that CLEMENTS had committed a very unprovoked assault, and therefore he would be fined 40s. and costs, or a month in each case. All the fees were allowed.


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