Benjamin Schofield (1841-1906)

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Benjamin Schofield was a woollen manufacturer who served on Huddersfield Town Council.


He was born on 27 July 1841, the son of John Schofield and his wife Sabarah.

He married Jane Irving Dodds, daughter of John Dodds and his wife Anna Maria, on 20 April 1876. The couple had two known children:

  • Mabel Irving Schofield (1881-1965)[1]
  • (Rev.) Wilfred Armitage Schofield (1886-1941?)[2]

Benjamin Schofield of Hill Street, Marsh, died on 30 November 1906.[3]

Jane Irving Schofield died 24 September 1936 at Grosmont, North Yorkshire.


Yorkshire Post (01/Dec/1906):

Mr. Benjamin Schofield died yesterday morning at his residence, Hill Street, Marsh, Huddersfield, after over two months' illness, at the an of 65 years. He was formerly head of the firm of John Schofield & Sons, woollen manufacturers, Commercial Mills, Firth Street, Huddersfield. He served as a town councillor for the south ward of Huddersfield from 1877 to 1884, as an alderman from 1881 to 1888, and was a magistrate for the borough. Formerly a Liberal, be left the party at the time of the split in the question of Home Rule far Ireland, and became a Unionist. Mr. Schofield was a Churchman. He has left a widow, one son (who, though blind, is distinguishing himself at Oxford University), and one daughter.

Notes and References

  1. Married Malcolm Wilgress Donald on 6 September 1911 at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield. Died 12 February 1965 at Harrogate.
  2. Born 7 March 1886. He was born blind and studied at the Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind in Croydon. Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Thixendale, from 1921 to ? Possibly died in Whitby in 1941.
  3. Hill Street is now called Clifton Road.