Stony Batter, South Crosland

Stony Batter, or "Stoney Batter", is the name given to a row of properties on School Hill, South Crosland, and also to the general location where they are situated.

Arguably the most famous resident was Chartist and Radical William Armitage (c.1815-1893), a contemporary of Richard Oastler (1789-1861), who lived at 3 Stony Batter from around 1837 until his death.[1]

Former Residents

Census returns for the properties are given below, with age of occupants in parentheses. The properties are listed in schedule order.

1861 Census

  1. wool dyer Henry Woffenden (37), his wife Mary (42), and their children George (13), John (11), Wallis (8), Jemima (6) and Baston (4)
  2. widow farmer Harriet Bates (73), her children George (45) and Louisa (28), and grandson John (6)
  3. card dealer maker William Armitage (46), his wife Sarah (50), their children Alfred (17), Emmeline (11) and Amanda Hobson (24), and grandson William Hobson (1)
  4. wool spinner Joshua Rodgers (55), his wife Hannah (51), children Bates (22), Thomas (20), George H. (15), William (13), and granddaughter Hannah (4)
  5. woollen hand loom weaver George Sykes (51), his wife Sarah (45), and their children Morton (22), Moses (18), Hannah (12), Grace (10) and Vine (4)
  6. stone quarrier Henry Beaumont (29), his wife Mary (29), and children George (4), Emma (2) and daughter Zilpha (5 months)
  7. log wood grinder George Garside (41), his wife Elizabeth (41) and their children Jane A. (11), George W. (8), John E. (6), Emma (3) and James (6 months)

1871 Census

  1. widow Mary Woffenden (52) and her children John (21), Walter (18), Jemima (16) and Bates (14)
  2. farmer George Bates (55) and his nephew John Bates (16)
  3. card dealer William Armitage (56), his wife Sarah (59), daughter Amanda Hobson (33) and he son William Hobson (11), and daughter Emmeline Avison (21), her husband Brook Avison (22) and their children Joe A. Avison (2) and Alice A. Avison (6 months)
  4. clothier Joshua Rodgers (65), his wife Hannah (61) and their son William Rodgers (23), his wife Lucy (24) and their son George H. (1)
  5. stone quarrier Walker Sykes (30), his wife Jane (28) and their boarder Sarah Earnshaw (18)
  6. stone quarrier Joseph Briggs (50), his wife Barbara (40) and their children Martha (17), Jane (15), Job (13), William H. (10), Annie (7), Janet (5) and Harriet H. (2)
  7. log wood grinder George Garside (51), his wife Elizabeth (51) and their children Jane A. (21), George W. (19), John E. (16), Emma (13) and James (10)

1881 Census

  1. widow Mary Woffenden (62) and her son Bates (24)
  2. stone quarrier Wright Lunn (30), his wife Jemima (30) [née Woffenden] and their daughter Anne (8 months)
  3. farmer George Bates (65)
  4. widower card dealer William Armitage (65), his daughter Emmeline Avison (30), her husband Brook Avison (32) and their children Joe A. Avison (12), Alice A. Avison (10), Florence (2) and Clara (2 months)
  5. cloth dresser William Rodgers (33), his widowed mother Hannah (71), his wife Lucy (31) and their children George H. (11), Louisa (9), Amy (6), Hannah H. (10 months)
  6. stone delver Moses Sykes (38), his wife Emma (34) and their children John W. (17), George (13), Arthur (11), Annie (6), Joe (3) and Friend (4 months)
  7. wool weaver William Blakeley (34), his wife Elizabeth A. (33) and their children Annie (12), Sophia (5) and John C. (1)
  8. stone dresser George H. Sheard (23), his wife Emma (23) and his sister-in-law Jane A. Garside (30)

1891 Census

  1. wool dyer Bates Woffenden (34) and his widowed mother Mary (72)
  2. farmer Wright Lunn (40), his uncle George Bates (75), his wife Jemima (36) and their children Ann (10) and Norman (9)
  3. widower card dealer William Armitage (76), his daughter Emmeline Avison (42), her husband Brook Avison (42) and their children Joe Armitage Avison (22), Alice Ann Avison (20), Florence (12) and William (3)
  4. cloth dresser William Rodgers (42), his widowed mother Hannah (81), his wife Lucy (41) and their children George Henry (21), Louisa (19), Amy (16), Maria (10) and Ada (4)
  5. quarrier Joe Snowden (29) and his wife Mary (32)
  6. widow Elizabeth Ann Blakeley and her children Sophia (15) and John Charles (11)
  7. quarrier Albert Bates (26), his wife Lizzie (26) and their son Joe Randolph (10 months)
  8. scavenger Charles Sykes (62), his wife Mary (66) and their granddaughter Mercy (12)
  9. empty property
  10. plumber and glazier Joe Taylor (26), his wife Sarah Jane (25) and daughter Lucy (1)
  11. quarrier George Henry Sheard (33), his wife Emma (33) and their children William Henry (9), George (7), Elizabeth (5), Charles (3) and Susannah (1)

1901 Census

  1. widow Mary Woffenden (82) and her son Bates (44)
  2. farmer and quarryman Wright Lunn (50), his wife Jemima (46) and their children Ann (20), Norman (19) and Mary E. (8)
  3. cloth finisher William Rodgers (52), his wife Lucy (51), their children Hannah M. (20), Ada (15), George Henry (31), his wife Clara Jane (31) and their children Joshua (4) and Mildred (10 months)
  4. stone scrappler Joe Snowdon (39) and his wife Mary (42)
  5. widow Elizabeth A. Blakeley (53), her children Annie (32) and John Charles (21), and widow nurse Sarah A. Finn (80)
  6. woollen cloth weaver Thomas Knapton (53), his wife Emma (50) and their daughters Emma (12) and Ada (10)
  7. cotton stripper Wilfred Redfearn (33), his wife Mary (32) and their children Doris M. (6) and Clement (2)
  8. quarryman and scrappler Albert Bates (36), his wife Lizzie (36) and their children Joe R. (10) and Ethel (9)
  9. cotton warp stock keeper George T. Holmes (27), his wife Sophia (25) and their son Stanley (3 months)
  10. quarryman and stone dresser George Henry Sheard (43), his wife Emma (43) and their children William Henry (19), George (17), Elizabeth (15), Charles (13) and Susannah (10), Elsie (3) and Emily (3)

1911 Census

  1. dyer Bates Woffender (54)
  2. rock quarrier and farmer Wright Lunn (60), his wife Jemima (56) and children Mary Ellen (18) and Norman (29), and Norman's wife May Elizabeth (28) and their daughter Mabel B. (4)
  3. cloth dresser William Rodgers (62), his wife Lucy (61) and their daughter Ada (24)
  4. cloth dresser George Henry Rodgers (41), his wife Clara Jane (41) and their children Joshua (14) and Mildred (10)
  5. cloth weaver Dan Sykes (26), his wife Elizabeth (25) and their daughter Clara (3)
  6. widow Elizabeth A. Blakeley (63) and her daughter Annie (42)
  7. weaver Thomas Knapton (63), his wife Emma (60) and their daughters Emma (22) and Ada (20)
  8. cotton stripper Wilfred Redfearn (43), his wife Mary (42) and their children Doris Mary (16), Element (12) and Olive Annie (8)
  9. wool teaser Joe Senior (36), his wife Annie (40) and his sister Fanny (29)
  10. assistant clerk George Thomas Holmes (37), his wife Sophia (35) and their children Stanley (10), Harold (6) and Phyllis (2)
  11. stone delver George Henry Sheard (53), his wife Emma (53) and their children Charles (23), Susannah (21), Elsie (13) and Emily (13)

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Notes and References

  1. "Funeral of a Meltham Chartist" in Leeds Mercury (30/Nov/1893).

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