Owners

Jonathan Bracken lived from 1772 to 1855 and Holme House Mill in 1812. It was rebuilt after fire in 1884 and called Jowler Mill. He was a cotton spinner in the 1837 census, a paper maker at Dean Mill, Midgley in 1841, a retired paper maker & farmer of 15 acres in 1851. He had businesses at 17 Cow Green, Halifax and at Dean Mill, Luddenden. He established the paper-manufacturing business of Jonathan Bracken & Sons. In 1797, he married Grace of Warley, daughter of Samuel Appleyard, at Halifax Parish Church. Most of his 10 children were baptised at Booth Independent Church. The family lived at Dean Mill, Midgley, 1803, 1841, 1851, Cow Green, Halifax, 1834, 1837, 1841, 1 Dean Mill, Midgley in 1861. Living with the family in 1851 at Dean Mill, Midgley were nephew Lancelot Bracken aged 36 (paper maker’s bookkeeper), grandson James Hirst and visitor William C. Williamson aged 25 (gentleman). Living with Mary – head of the household – in 1861 were widowed aunt Sarah Whitworth aged 80 (railway proprietor), and daughter Grace and family. Members of the family were buried at Booth Independent Church with infant granddaughter Sarah Nightingale. See Bracken Folly, Midgley Moor, Cold Edge Dam Company, Jowler Mill, Luddenden and Vicarage Mill, Luddenden

John Garnett was at Jowler Mill from 1818 to 18??. He was a worsted spinner or wire drawer at Jowler Mill, Luddenden in 1818. He was a member of the Luddenden Reading Society. He had 2 children and lived at Holme House, Warley

Jonathan Garnett was at Jowler Mill from 1827 to 1839

Hoyle & Greenwood [1864]

Hoyle & GreenwoodWorsted spinners and manufacturers at Holme House Mill, Warley. Partners included Thomas Hoyle and James Greenwood. The partnership was dissolved on 16th April 1864.

Greenwood, James[18??-18??] He was a partner in Hoyle & Greenwood. He lived at Carr House, Midgley.

Hoyle, Thomas. [1819-1866]

Born in Wadsworth. He was a worsted manufacturer; a partner in Hoyle & Greenwood [1864]

The partnership was dissolved on 16th April 1864. He established Thomas Hoyle & Sons. He married (1) Mary [1818-1854].

Children:

John
Eliza [1845-1903] who married George Henry Webster
He married (2) Sarah Ashworth.

Children:

Jane [1857-1931] who married Arthur Walker
Thomas
The family lived at Holme House, Warley [1860s]. He died at Holme House [25th November 1866]. After his death, sons John & Thomas headed the business.

Thomas Hoyle & Son [1871-1877]

Hoyle’s: Thomas Hoyle & Sons LimitedWorsted spinners.

Established by Thomas Hoyle and his sons John and Thomas. After the death of Thomas (snr), sons John & Thomas headed the business. They employed 20 men, 28 women, 12 boys & 10 girls [1861] and 162 hands [1871]. They were at Holme House Mill, Luddendenfoot [1871-1877], Green Lane, Halifax [1881], Ellen Royd Mills, Halifax [1893-1927], and Copley Mills [1932-1960]. Between 1871-1877, they were also at Charles Street, Bradford. In 1960, Hoyle’s was bought by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Tulketh Group. See Thomas Ashworth Hoyle.

Hoyle, John[1842-1915] Son of Thomas Hoyle. After the death of their father [1866], he and his brother Thomas headed the family business – Thomas Hoyle & Sons Limited. Both retired with the sale of the business [18??]. John became a director at Samuel Webster’s. He was a serving board member [1890]. He never married. He lived at Beech Grove, Halifax. He died at Beech Grove [13th March 1915]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £88,220 4/-.

Hoyle, Thomas[1859-1930] Son of Thomas Hoyle. After the death of their father [1866], he and his brother John headed the family business – Thomas Hoyle & Sons Limited. Both retired with the sale of the business [18??]. He lived at Savile Royd, Halifax [1914]. He died at Savile Royd [16th January 1930]. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £179,154 2/10d. See Harold Green.

In 1933, the engine was converted to a turbine. The Mill used water fed from the Cold Edge Dams by a goit which ran along the hillside.