Bentley, Phyllis Eleanor (1894–1977), novelist, was born on 19 November 1894 at Victoria House, Stanley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, the fourth child and only daughter of Joseph Edwin Bentley (1855–1926), master dyer and finisher, and his wife, Eleanor Kettlewell (1859–1949), daughter of Thomas Kettlewell...
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Braham, John Robert Daniel (1920–1974), air force officer, was born at the manse, Holcombe, Somerset, on 6 April 1920, the only son (there was also a daughter) of Ernest Goodall Braham, a Church of England clergyman and himself a Royal Flying Corps pilot in the First World War, and his wife, ...
Brattle, William (1706–1776), colonial politician and army officer in America, was born on 18 April 1706 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the only surviving son of Congregational minister William Brattle (1662–1717) [see under Brattle, Thomas], of that town, and Elizabeth Hayman (1676–1715). His parents were both natives of ...
Briercliffe, John (bap. 1618, d. 1682), antiquary, was baptized on 29 August 1618 in Halifax, the eldest in the family of three sons and a daughter of Edmond Briercliffe (d. 1639), clerk to John Favour, preacher and physician, and his first wife, ...
Bull, Phil (1910–1989), racehorse owner and punter, was born on 9 April 1910 at 3 Cemetery Road, Hemsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son and eldest of the three children of William Osborne Bull (c.1870–1954), a coalminer who later became a sanitary inspector, and his wife, ...
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Crabtree, Shirley [performing name Big Daddy] (1930–1997), wrestler, was born on 14 November 1930 at St Luke's Maternity Home, Halifax, one of at least three sons of Shirley Crabtree, a stonemason's labourer, and his wife, Marian (née Briggs). His father's mother was a music-hall actress and apparently named her child after the eponymous heroine of the ...
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Crossley, Sir Francis, first baronet (1817–1872), carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, on 26 October 1817, one of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley, Martha], a carpet manufacturer at the Dean Clough Mills, Halifax...
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Crossley, John (1812–1879), industrialist and philanthropist, was born on 16 May 1812 in Halifax, the sixth of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley, Martha], carpet manufacturer, and his wife, Martha Crossley (1775–1854), daughter of Abraham Turner (1747–1805)...