Of Halifax and Southowram:
The Crowthers have been research back over eight generations. They were originally based around the towns of west Yorkshire. This page is a summary of the main line of descendants.
1958: Harry & Edith Crowther: at home in Southport with two of their grand children (Helen & Gerald Crowther)
About: the Crowther’s
The Crowther family are anothe rmajor part of the family. They have lived mostly in West Yorkshire as builders, stone mason, administrative, banking and the RAF.
The table below outlines the descendent generations - but currently omits lateral branches and living generations.
|Family name||Spouse||Family||Gen. Index||Decade born|
|James Crowther||Mary Green||James & Mary Crowther||116||1710's|
|Joseph Crowther||Sara Bairstow||Joseph & Sara Crowther||117||1730's|
|George Crowther||Mary Gledhill||George & Mary Crowther||118||1770's|
|John Crowther||Ann Hepworth||John & Ann Crowther||119||1810's|
|John Crowther||May Stott||John & May Crowther||120||1840's|
|Stott Crowther||Annie Firth||Scott & Annie Crowther||121||1860's|
|Harry Crowther||Edith Rothwell||Harry & Edith Crowther||122||1890's|
|Peter Crowther||Alice Thompson||Peter & Alice Crowther||123||1920's|
- The generation index orders all generations by a serial number.
- A generation index of 120 will relate to a birth in the early 18thC.
- The generation index number is used on the website to relate generations across families
- Living generations 124 and 125 also exist.
For 200 years from 1700 -1900 the vast majority of the above people died within a radius of 5-10 km of the area that they were born.
The cluster of places are: Southowram, Northowram, Halifax, Rastrick and Brighouse.
In the mid 20thC we see the start of movement away from Yorkshire eg Harry & Edith Crowther retire to Southport.
The living descendents of this line are now well dispersed and can be found in Gloucester, Shevington (nr Wigan), Myhtholmroyd, Otley, Hampshire & Cambridgeshire.
The family has been well researched by Gerald Crowther. The main future research topics relate to geography and the locations the family lived and worked.
- Determine family home locations for each generation.
There are no known photographs of the Crowther family earlier than 1919.
References & Links:
|20140614||Crowther family name geography|
To Gerald Crowther for the research material for this page.
Updated KJM 14 December 2014