William Bunting Crump (1868-1950)

William Bunting Crump was an academic, antiquarian and writer.


He was born in 1868 in Scarborough, the son of Methodist minister Simpson Crump and his wife Martha Jane (née Greenwood).

He studied at Bradford Grammar School and later graduated from Oxford University in 1890 with a first in Chemistry.

By the time of the 1901 Census, he was living in Halifax at 90 Kings Cross Street and working as a science teacher at the nearby Grammar School.

In 1907, he married Alice Maud Patterson (1874-1946), the daughter of William Alex Patterson, in Halifax and they moved to 4 Marlborough Avenue, Halifax. They did not have any children.

The couple later moved to Rastrick before settling in Leeds in 1925, where Alice Maud died in 1946, aged 72.

William Bunting Crump died on 10 February 1950 at the Four Gables Nursing Home, Horsforth, Leeds, aged 81.


He was the author of two publications for the Tolson Museum:

Other works by Crump include: