Albert Mallinson (1843-1939)

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.


Albert Mallinson was born on 27 December 1843, the son of clothier Joseph and Sarah Mallinson of Netherthong, and was baptised on 27 March 1844 at All Saints, Netherthong.

He married Ann prior to the mid-1860s and the couple had seven known children:

  • Sarah Hannah Mallinson (c.1864-?)
  • Agnes Mallinson (c.1868-1935?)[1]
  • Joseph Mallinson (1870-1960)[2]
  • James Mallinson (1870-?) — twin of Joseph
  • Albert Edward Mallinson (1872-1956)[3]
  • Annie Mallinson (c.1876-?)
  • Arthur Mallinson (c.1880-?)

At the time of his death in 1939, aged 96, the Leeds Mercury reported that Albert was "believed to have been the last person with memories of the disastrous Holmfirth Flood of 1852".[4]

Notes and References

  1. Possibly married Fred Heap and died in 1935, aged 66.
  2. Born 9 June 1870. Married Ellen North, daughter of shoe maker Jonathan, on 26 June 1915 at Christ Church, New Mill. Married Caroline F. Charlesworth in 1938. Died 16 January 1960.
  3. Born 6 November 1872. Married Louisa Peace in 1896. Died 19 December 1956.
  4. "Link with the Holmfirth Flood" in Leeds Mercury (09/Nov/1939).