Benjamin Eastwood (1861-1931)

Benjamin Eastwood, sometimes referred to as Benjamin Eastwood junior, was a local woollen manufacturer.


He was born on 6 March 1861, the son of woollen manufacturer Benjamin Eastwood of Farnley Tyas and his wife Sarah Ann, and was baptised on 19 May at St. Lucius, Farnley Tyas.

At the time of the 1861 Census, the family was living on St. Pauls Street in Huddersfield, where Benjamin senior was working as a warehouseman. By 1871, he had progressed to become a woollen manufacturer and the family were living off Brunswick Place.

By 1881, 20-year-old Benjamin junior was working as a woollen manufacturer.

He married Edith Haigh in 1891. They had one child, who died prior to the 1911 Census.

In 1894, he was appointed a member of the Honley Local Board.[1] By this time, he was residing at Rose Villa, Honley, and was still living there in the 1901 and 1911 Censuses.

In 1912, he acted as one of the executors of his father's Will.[2]

Benjamin Eastwood died on 18 July 1931, leaving an estate worth £66,657. At the time of his death, he was residing at Wyngarth, Park Drive, Huddersfield. His nephew, Donald Calverley Eastwood, was one of the executors of his Will.

He was buried on 22 July 1931 at Honley.

Notes and References

  1. "Honley Local Board" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (18/Jan/1894).
  2. Benjamin Eastwood senior had retired to Fitzwilliam House in Huddersfield.