Henry Bassindale (1864-1916)

Henry Bassindale, also sometimes known as Harry Bassindale, was a weaver and publican.


He was born at Upper Greave in Wilshaw in 1864, the son of farm labourer Isaac Bassindale and his wife Mary Anne (née Bilbruck), and was baptised as Henry at St. Mary, Wilshaw, on 31 July 1864.

By the late 1880s, he was working as a woollen weaver in the Netherthong area.

He married Elizabeth Lockwood in December 1890 and they had two children:

  • Alice Bassindale (c.1892-?)[1]
  • Joe Bassindale (1899-1961)[2]

Elizabeth also had an illegitimate son, John William Lockwood, who was born in Scissett in 1885.

Bassindale became the licencee of the Royal Oak at Honley Wood Bottom in November 1891 and remained there until 1900.

He put himself forward for election onto the Honley District Council in 1894, representing the West Ward, but was unsuccessful, receiving only 16 votes.[3]

After leaving the Royal Oak, he became the landlord of the Hare and Hounds in Honley, taking over the licence on 6 November 1900.

By 1911, he was living at 14 Summer Road, Netherton, and had returned to working as a woollen weaver.

He died in April 1916, aged 51, and was buried at Holy Trinity, South Crosland, on 15 April.[4]

Notes and References

  1. Married on 14 March 1918 to Herbert Mellor at Holy Trinity, South Crosland, who was a staff sergeant in the army.
  2. Married in 1925 to Ellen Barker. Died 1961 aged 62.
  3. Huddersfield Chronicle (07/Dec/1894) & (18/Dec/1894).
  4. His probate record gives the date of death as being 12 May, however it seems unlikely the burial registry entry is incorrect, so he likely died on 12 April 1916.

Henry Bassindale (1864-1916)


Buried at Holy Trinity, South Crosland | Innkeepers and landlords | People | People connected to Honley | People connected to Meltham
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