Yorkshire Post (08/Dec/1909) - Obituary

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Mr. William Carlile, formerly of Meltham, a partner in the firm of Messrs. Jonas Brook and Brothers, cotton thread manufacturers, Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, died on Monday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D.S. Grieg, Temple Grafton Court, Alcester, aged 87 years. He retired from active business 30 years ago, and went to live in Herfordshire, at Ponsbourne Park, now the residence of his nephew, Mr. E.H. Carlile, M.P. for St. Albans. A zealous educationist he did much for the Church schools in and about Meltham, and was a generous supported of the Huddersfield Mechanics' Institute, out of which the present Technical College developed. Some years after he left Meltham he built and endowed the Carlile Institute at that place, for the free use of the inhabitants of Meltham and Meltham Mills. For some years Mr. Carlile was an officer in the Yeomanry, and he as very popular. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant of the county of Hertfordshire. In politics he was a Conservative. His wife died some years ago, but he leaves one son, Mr. W.W. Carlile, formerly M.P. for North Bucks, and two daughters.