Abel Cuttell (1819-1875)

Abel Cuttell was a Holmfirth clothier and woollen manufacturer.


He was born on 20 March 1819 at Cinder Hills, Wooldale, the son of Abel Cuttell and his wife Hannah Booth, and was baptised on 5 April 1819 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth.

He married Hannah Maria Moorhouse on 9 December 1840 at Almondbury Parish Church.

By the mid-1850s he was the Chief Constable of Holmfirth and later became a Sanitary Inspector for the district.

On the evening of Tuesday 2 November 1875, he attended a meeting of Cartworth Local Board at the Elephant and Castle Inn when he suddenly fell ill and died shortly afterwards, likely from a heart attack.[1]

Notes and References

  1. "Holmfirth: Sudden Death" in Yorkshire Post (04/Nov/1875).