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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
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Illingworth, Percy Holden
19 March 1869 – 3 January 1915

Ref. WW1 Diary, 8 January, 1915

Percy Holden Illingworth was the son of Henry Illingworth. Henry was born 6 November 1829 in Bradford. His father, Daniel, founded Whetley Mills in Bradford. Henry, with his brother Alfred, would eventually run the mill between them. Henry married Mary, daughter of Sir Isaac Holden, in 1860. In 1861 they were living in Horton, Bradford.

Percy IllingworthPercy, the fourth of five children, was born 19 March 1869 in Bradford. In 1871 the family were living in Manningham. By 1891 they had moved to Wood End Hall in Thornton Le Street, near Thirsk. Henry died 23 September 1895. In 1901 Percy was living with his widowed mother at Lady Royd Hall in Allerton.

Percy was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge where he studied law. He became a barrister and he was called to the Bar, Inner Temple 19 November 1894. He served in the Boar War 1899 – 1902.

Percy IllingworthRepresenting the Liberal Party Percy lost the 1900 General Election in Shipley by just 61 votes. However he became the M.P. for Shipley when he was elected, unopposed, in the 1906 General Election.

Percy married Mary Coats 16 January 1907 in Paisley. Mary was the daughter of George Coats of the firm Coats Ltd. Of Paisley. They had three sons.

Percy held various junior Government post including Chief Government Whip from 1912. He died suddenly 3 January 1915 from food poisoning due to eating a bad oyster. He was buried in the family vault at Undercliffe Cemetery in Bradford. 

 

Ince, James
1882 – 22 March 1946

James Ince was the son of John Ince. John was born c1852 in Bradford. He married Grace Firth 12 January 1876 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living at 18 Upper Green in Baildon with John working as a warp dresser.

James, the third of six children, was born 1882 in Baildon. By 1891 the family had moved to 11 Upper Green in Baildon. In 1901 James was working as a general labourer and was the head of the house at 37 Helen Street in Saltaire. Living with him was his mother and three of his siblings.

James, a spinning overlooker living at 16 Park Street in Shipley, married Martha Hannah Smith 16 February 1907 at St Pauls Shipley. From before 1911 to 1919 they lived at 22 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

Martha died in Bradford in 1941. James’s home was 36 Kingston Road in Thackley when he died at Bradford Royal Infirmary 22 March 1946. In his will he left £4345 16s 4d (worth c£164k) to his brother, Ernest, and a Norman Keighley.

In 1916 James appeared before the Shipley Military Tribunal and appealed against military service as a conscientious objector. His appeal was refused, but we do not know if he served his country or not.

 

Ince, John
19 December 1862 – 18 May 1926

John Ince was the son of Christopher Ince. Christopher was born 3 July 1831 in Bradford. He married Mary Ann Rowe 12 May 1856 at Holy Trinity, Hull. In 1861 they were living at Drypool, Hull.

John, the fourth of ten children, was born 19 December 18962 in Drypool, Hull. In 1871 they were living at Southcoates, Hull. By 1881 the family were living at 18 Shirley Street in Saltaire with Christopher working as a hawker and John as an apprentice spinning overlooker.

John married Hannah Elizabeth Caygill 27 December 1884 at Bradford Cathedral. After losing their first child at birth they had five children:-
Maud 25 January 1888 – 12 October 1891
Christopher 15 November 1889 – 1967
Annie 2 November 1902 – 17 April 1903
Henry 4 October 1902 – 17 April 1903
Hetty 1904 – 1994

In 1891 they were living at 31 Constance Street in Saltaire with John working as a spinning overlooker. In 1901 they were at 72 Victoria Road with John a worsted foreman spinner. By 1911 they were living at 36 Albert Road (renumbered 71) with John now a spinning manager.

John’s wife, Hannah, died 6 December 1918. John married Christiana Pinkey 19 June 1919 at Saltaire Wesleyan Church. They lived at 17 Leyburn Grove in Shipley; by 1921 they had moved to Saltaire House, Southgate, Hessle in East Yorkshire. John died 18 May 1926 at Hull Royal Infirmary.

 

 

 

 

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