William Healey (c.1806-1852)
William Healey was a labourer and a victim of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.
He is believed to have been born circa 1806, based on his reported age at death, and it is likely his surname would also have been written as "Heeley" and "Heley". He may have been the William Heeley born on 24 July 1805 to John and Hannah, and baptised 11 August 1805 at Holmfirth Independent Chapel.
His age varies in the records which can be confidently attributed to him. The 1851 Census appears to give his age as 40, whilst the burial record of 9 February 1852 gives age 46.
On the night of the flood he was killed together with the both of the Booths.
He was buried on 9 February 1852 at St. David, Holmbridge.
Notes and References
- The 1851 Census appears to list William Healey as married.
- "List of Bodies Found, by Whom Found, and by Whom Identified" in Huddersfield Chronicle (14/Feb/1852).