Pedley Biographies

Details of the lives of people in the Pedley family tree, from family memories and documents.  With links to photos and documents if available.

Joseph Pedley ? to March 1787
Married Sarah in Burnsall, Yorkshire.
Farmer, of Nurseyhouse.

Sarah Pedley 1738 to 1826
Married Joseph

Luke Pedley 1758 to 24 August 1844
Son of Joseph and Sarah.
Married Martha Armistead 25 August 1785 in Burnsall, Yorkshire.
Miner of lead and later, sexton.

John Pedley January 1791 to ?
Son of Luke and Martha. Baptised 17 January 1791 in Burnsall, Yorkshire.
Married Isabella Joy 1 May 1815 in Burnsall, Yorkshire.

Mathew Pedley April 1827 to 16 September 1890
Son of John and Isabella. Baptised 7 or 8 April 1827 in Burnsall, Yorkshire.
Married Elizabeth Barningham.
Stuff manufacturer.

Edgar Pedley 13 September 1867 to 13 October 1928
Son of Mathew and Elizabeth.
Born at 30 Royd Street, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.
Married Sarah Skelton, 1 June 1892.
Maurice born 27 March 1893 died 16 June 1893
Lily (known as Betty) born 27 May 1895
James born 5 April 1899
Ralph born 14 October 1903

Book keeper on Marriage Certificate.
Worsted Spinner’s Book keeper on son James’ birth certificate 1899.
Worsted Spinner on son James’ marriage certificate 1926.

Lived at James Street, Holywell Green, Yorkshire,
and at "Bankfield House".
Portrait Photos
See also many photos taken by Edgar Pedley: Historical Photos of Yorkshire, Edgar Pedley's Family Photos.

Sarah Pedley nee Skelton
Married Edgar Pedley, 1 June 1892.
See Skelton biographies for details

Joe Pedley ? to ?
Son of Mathew and Elizabeth.
Portrait Photos

Henry Pedley ? to ?
Son of Mathew and Elizabeth.
Portrait Photos

Lily (Betty) Pedley 27 May 1895 to 8 October 1987
Daughter of Edgar and Sarah.
Ran a plant nursery with Arthur Bower.
Lived at South Brink Nursery, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Portrait Photos
See also photos from Betty's collection.

James Pedley 6 April 1899 to 26 January 1976
Son of Edgar and Sarah.
Married Jessie Collier 28 March 1921 (daughter of Vincent Collier)
Daughter Mary Pedley born 1925. Jessie died shortly after the birth on 6 July 1925.

Married Elsie Sugden 9 June 1926.
No children with Elsie.

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve 1917-1918. Signaller on merchant convoys to and from North America.

Worsted spinner in 1921 and 1926 on his marriage certificates to Jessie and Elsie.

Director at James Skelton Ltd. Worsted Spinners, Greaves Mill, Holywell Green, Halifax. From his business card.

Managing Director of York Metal Industries. Metal; Spinner and Manufacturing Engineer. South View Works, East Parade, York. Company closed in 1949.

Lived at these places:
Stockton Hall, Stockton on Forest, Yorkshire
Stonecroft, East Barnby, Whitby, Yorkshire

Buried in the churchyard at Lythe, Whitby, Yorkshire. Row 13 Number 54.

Portrait Photos
See also photos from James' collection.

Jessie Pedley nee Collier 2 April 1896 to 6 July 1925
Father Vincent Collier, mother probably Kate Collier from marriage certificate. 

Married James Pedley 28 March 1921

Daughter Mary Pedley born 1925, baptized 2 August 1925. Jessie died shortly after the birth.

Buried in Holywell Green Cemetery, Halifax. Grave Number 35.

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Elsie Marion Pedley nee Sugden  5 August 1902 to 6 November 1976

From Elsie’s birth certificate her father was Whitfield Sugden occupation brass moulder.  Her mother was Emma Sugden formerly Furness both of 13 Spring Grove, Halifax.

Started as a pupil at Halifax Council Secondary School in September 1914, left in Summer 1918.

Married James Pedley on 9 June 1926.
The marriage certificate shows Whitfield Sugden was deceased.
It was witnessed by John Furness Sugden.

Stepmother to Mary Pedley, who refers to her as “Mops”.

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Mary Owen nee Pedley 1925-2003
See Owen biographies for details

Ralph Pedley 14 October 1903 to 2006
Son of Edgar and Sarah.
Married Lily Horrocks.
Lived at 155 Leverington Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire,
and later moved to Wimborne, Dorset.

Served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) during World War 2.

Children: Peter and Roger Pedley.

Ralph's WW2 Navy Diary and Photos

Portrait Photos

Lily Pedley nee Horrocks 1903 to 13 April 1983
Married Ralph Pedley.
Children: Peter and Roger Pedley


Portrait Photos