Enoch Sykes (1818-1886)

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Enoch Sykes was born on 17 February 1818 at Rastrick, the son of John and Betty Sykes, and was baptised at Brighouse Independent Chapel on 30 September 1818.

In September 1868, he was voted onto the newly formed Huddersfield Town Council, comfortably beating his rival, solicitor John Ibrooke Freeman.

He died on 19 July 1886 at Huddersfield Workhouse.[1]

Notes and References

  1. "Deaths" in Huddersfield Chronicle (31/Jul/1886). Sykes may have been receiving treatment at the workhouse hospital, rather than being an inmate.