Emma Battye was a dressmaker whose poetry was published posthumously.
She was born in the township on Cartworth, the daughter of cloth miller George Battye and his wife Elizabeth.
By the early 1870s, the family had moved to Huddersfield and were living on Bell Street (off Newsome Road) at the time of the 1881 Census when Emma was working as a dressmaker.
She died in the summer of 1884.
Her poetry was published posthumously by her friends.