‘New Poetry 3’ – Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977.
An anthology, edited by Maureen Duffy and Alan Brownjohn.
Paperback. ISBN 0728701464.
by Kenneth Fell
Vapours rise on the smouldering earth
Encrusted with parched rock, cold,
Though once hurled out scalding,
With a stench like scorched hooves being shod
.With or without pomp,
Our bodies are given to the last searing heats
Resembling those deep in the earth,
Or in the sun
Or in all the stars that are not yet black moons,
Or in the tears brandished like torches,
Fretting their short channels
And estuaries of eyelids,
Falling like burning seeds.
In silent rooms of state
The scarlet wax hardens
into promises of peace
But there were other wars and others fires
And even laughter is often accompanied
By tears equally hot.
KF was billeted in Guisborough (after Dunkirk) and was a frequent visitor to No. 17 Whitwell Terrace.
Whitwell Terrace was a short cul-de-sac—still is, and the road surface isn’t made up even yet (2004)—where army trucks came to be parked, soon after Dunkirk: the Drill Hall was opposite the end of the road, where Park Lane meets Bolckow Street. Add to these circumstances the fact that Emily B was in the WVS, serving beans-on-toast along with other rationed fare, at the canteen halfway down, on the west side of, Chaloner Street, where squaddies made the best of not being at home, and it was natural enough that some among them who liked reading came and sat by our fireside, talked books with the compositor and gave my brother and me War Economy Standard paperbacks of Worzel Gummidge and The Cuckoo Clock. There was Ken Craddock, left us photographs of trucks on the Dunkirk beaches, and there was Ken Fell. (JB)
1727 – Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Fox, baptised. Excise or alum – or both?
Frank, Mr Wm
Newscutting – vide J (from school cleaner)
Mon. 14 Sept 1903. Inquest on Mr Wm Frank –
“…found dead in the stable of his home yesterday with a terrible gash in his throat.” Wife Elizabeth identified the body. Verdict: suicide.
Query: any relation of TP, confectioner, whose premises in Westgate previously had signboard Frank – special reason for sorting this out.
13.6.1788– “Called on Mr Chaloner where General Hale invited me to go with him to hear Rev. John Westley (sic) preach extempore for half an hour which he did in a yard* near Mr Harrison’s house- an excellent and affecting Discourse from the latter part of the 3rd v. 5 chap. St John’s 1st Epistle “His Commandments are not grievous”. Mr Rudd was with us. Market Day. Dined on beef stakes at the sign of the Cock, the first time since that House was kept by Richard Pulman Jnr, late servant to Mr Chaloner.”
Ralph Jackson’s Journal, 1.10.1787 to 16.2.1790
*Old Chapel Yard. Mr Harrison at Sunnyfield House ?
(1) 1783 – Dec. The General made his notable Reform Speech at York. Copy at Northallerton Record Office. ZFM Chaloner Papers.
(2) 1784 – His proposals did not find a seconder. (Surprisingly the General was a radical humanitarian)
1785 – (1) and (2) printed\at York. Octavo. 33pp. 34 blank. ZFM as above.
Gisbrough Papers Cty. Rec. Office
Letter from John Hale to son Richard. “Plantation 1801”. Written by “your Mother” and her letter on same sheet. “dining tete-a-tete”. Children out for the day. Family of 21! “I shall be heartily glad to embrace you once more in the month of May if I live so long, and I do not hear that Daniel has yet declared of me, as he did of old Nateby that I should never hear the Cuckoo sing again.”
Note: photostat of pamphlet written by the General.
Note: His memories of Wolfe and Quebec. Colonel in 1759.
General died 1806. Aged 78. B. 1728. Married Mary Chaloner 1763.
Letter from James Braithwaite, 16 Clarendon Rd, Leeds. 19 June 1905.
JB’s father brought up by Rev. Richard Hale.
“… About 1780 (say 1760 ?) the 17th Lancers quartered in S of Scotland. Col. Hale allowed Lt Lascelles to go to Guisboro to see his sweetheart, Miss Chaloner. During his absence the Col. Had to go to London (post horses in those days) and thought he would call at Guisboro to see what his Lieutenant was doing; there he fell in love with Mary Chaloner – the second daughter and ultimately married her; had 21 children, one of whom was Richard Hale, Vicar of Harewood, and uncle of the Lord harewood of his day …. The Plantation was left and pulled down in 1809 … Diary too interesting to be lost … too dangerous, for it might have been published. I dare not let any of the Lascelles have it for it contains things held against them …”
Richard Hale’s Diary
Grandmother Chaloner lived with them 20 years and died under their roof. Left Richard £500 to pay college expenses. “Elias Hervey seeing the infirmity said, He must be for the church and as I have some livings he shall have one and it was so.”
Notes: Elias Hervey was a relative. RH had a wen above the toes of his right foot, which increased. The wen was noticed when RH was two years old. After Elias Hervey’s death, RH Vicar of Harewood.
Journey to the Lakes with Chaloner in 1803 by Richard Hale.
A buggy, a groom and 2 horses.
RH kept fleas at bay at Leyburn by his snuff box, “at a warrantable distance from my person”. “Chaloner at 5 the next morning appeared at my bedside a martyr to their stings, a melancholy moving blister … Chaloner eating voraciously and paying liberally .. the French inns have made him an enviable traveller in England and he is now (12o’clock) …”
Chaloner races to Windermere – old horse could hardly stand and I from fright could hardly see. On to Coniston lake, “our appearance in the highest degree ludicrous. Chaloner who measures 6’ 3” was on a grey pony not quite so high as a Newfoundland Dog and mine was about the same size, a melancholy specimen without oats.”
RH critical: house of Bp. of Landaff, about 3 miles from Bowness.
“Later met with a remarkably good bottle of port and what is more remarkable we did not finish it for he heat of the day was quite intolerable.”
Trunk stolen at Skipton (left behind by postillion). Recovered “his valuable repository of Chaloner rags.” “Thief making haste across fields.” Back to Harewood.
Mary Chaloner was a minor under her mother’s guardianship when she married John Hale. Copy of extract of marriage pasted in Guis. marr. reg. at request of Mr Lewin, grandson of John and Mary Hale – 12 Oct. 1875. M/Cr of parish of S. George, Hanover Sq. John Hale of parish of S. James, Westminster.
(Note: 1874 Thomas Lewin married Mary Hale.)
11 June 1763 (Certd. Copy) S. George’s, Hanover Sq. See parish register.
Mary Hale’s (nee Chaloner) letter of 1803 to sone Richard (from Marske where she had gone for health reasons): “Harriet is expected o tumble in pieces in a very short time.” Harriet married to …
Ord p. 234 General Hale’s daughter’s letter “an ancient house to which the General added largely and made it his residence.”
Ord’s History (pp.234/5) A letter, 7 May 1839, vide Ann Smelt, daughter of General Hale: “… With regard to my father’s being aide-de-camp to General Wolfe, I think you are incorrect; for Wolfe words were, after receiving his mortal wound, I am aware that it is the aide-de-camp’s privilege to carry the dispatches home, but I beg, as a favour to request that my old friend, Colonel Hale, may have that honour. Also General Hale’s portrait is not inserted in that fine print of Wolfe’s death; and why? Because he wouldn’t give the printer the monstrous sum of £100 which he demanded as the price of placing on a piece of paper what his own country knew very well, viz., that he, General Hale, fought in the hottest of the battle of Quebec, whether the printer thought fit to record it or not.”
Ord. John Hale, 4th son of Sir Bernard and Anne Hale “became a General in the Army, Colonel of the 17th Light Dragoon, which regiment he raised at his own expense, and Governor of Londonderry; married Mary daughter of Wm Chaloner, Esq, of Gisborough, Yorkshire, by whom he left issue ten sons and eleven daughters. He was buried 1806 and his lady in 1803, in Gisborough church.”
Ord. Tocketts. 1715 Geo Tocketts sold the equity of redemption of his estate to certain mortgagees, who in turn sold the same to Edward Chaloner, Esq. and by his grandson William the Hall was sold to General Hale about 1763, after whose death it was re-purchased by the Chaloner family and pulled down.
(WDB) received a letter at the end of February 1983 from HJ Jackson of 39 Carew Close, Yarm, Cleveland, asking for information re a grandfather clock inscribed on the dial “Havelock Gifbrough”.
He did not enclose a stamped addressed envelope so I replied on 1 March 1983:
Dear Mr Jackson, I can supply information concerning he Havelock family obtained from documentary sources. None of this goes back to 1680, but there are references pinpointing their activities in the first half of the 18th cent. I assume that as your clock is a valuable heirloom you would wish to obtain factual information. My fee for this would be £3. I have sen a Havelock clock and have a photograph of the dial. It is an excellent piece and still in Guisborough. No reply!
George Havelock, Clockmaker, Guisborough, North Yorkshire. Entry in Parish register dated 2 Sept. 1748, records baptism of “William, son of George Havelock, Clockmaker.” In 1750: “George, son of George Havelock, Clockmaker” was baptised. A gravestone in the churchyard “Erected in Memory of Mary the wife of George Havelock who died 21st of December 1780, Aged 50 (?) years.” One George Havelock appears in the List of Subscribers towards the building of Mr Venables’ Providence School in Guisborough in 1792.
The Churchwarden’s A/cs. For year 1798: “Havelock for clock” records payment of ? This refers to the old clock which is now in the museum at Hutton-le-Hole.
The name Havelock occurs in the Kirkleatham Parish Registers 1559-1812 (in print): Marriage of John Havelock and Elizabeth Hargill (Date: ?). Earlier John Havelock present at Induction of Mr Robert Wemys to the vicarage of Kirkleatham, 9 June 1613. In guisborough other Havelocks were tailors (1823 and 1840 Directories). Others appear in Poor Law records: 21 March 1823 Robert Havelock applied to Overseers for clothing and £5 to emigrate to America. “Clothing granted. £5 to be paid when he arrives in America”. On 31 October 1836 RH asked for a pair of trousers. Allowed cloth repair.
Extract from a letter dated 19/10/1973 from Tom Wolstencroft, 29 Meadowfield, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Postal area Stockport, Cheshire., sent to the Recot of Guisborough, Rev. R Gibson. First half of the letter gave information re gyseburne Cottage, W side of Belmangate, now occupied by Dr Henderson (white-washed building with additions at rear).(A 4 page letter.) The following notes concern the family of Havelock, mentioned by T Wolstencroft –
“Christopher Wiley married Ann Havelock at Guisborough in 1806 (York Bishops Transcripts). Their daughter Jane married John Matson. Chris Wiley was described as a servant at his wedding, but at he baptism of his children he had become a farmer. He was not necessarily a servant of the Chaloner family, but it is likely that the tenancy of the farm was on their land. The name of Danby is likely to remain a mystery. The only family names going back to 1800 are—Matson, Wiley, Havelock and Dickinson.”
My notes—see Ralph Ward’s diary 1754-56—p.197 Mary Havelock, and p.151. 146 and 187—“Sister Havelock.” P.213.
Parish Registers—1756 Rbt Walker of Whitby and Mary Havelock of Guisborough married 6 June. Witnesses George Havelock Robart Walker
John Gisburn Mary Havelock
No.33 Marr. Reg. 1754-50 S. Nicholas Parish Church, Guisborough.
Parish Registers, 21 Jan. 1717
“William Finnelagh of Colington in Middle Lowden and Kingdom of North Britain, a sojourning joiner, and Jane, daughter of John Havelock, carpenter of this Parish, spr. (A daughter baptised 4 Dec. 1720)
Author and BBC radio scriptwriter and producer. Lived in Guisborough for 2 yrs. 12 yrs old in 1923. His novel “The Woodshed” is his account of experiences at Guisborough Grammar School, and a tragedy. Fictitious names – Carlin Beck &c. Description of visit to GGS with his father who was Drapery Manager at Guisborough Co-operative Society. Also introduction to “Portrait of the Artist as a Professional man” 1969. p.169 last two lines re his Mother. cf account of his Father in “The Woodshed”.
Mentioned in TV programme in Jan 1964 on George Orwell.
“International Authors and Writers Who’s Who/8th Edn 1977/ Ed. Adrian Gaster. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge Univ.
1934 – (John) Rayner Heppenstall. Born 27 July 1911, Huddersfield, Yks.
Critic, novelist. Education BA Leeds Univ. 1933.
1. The Blaze of Noon, 1939
2. The Greater Infortune, 1943/60
3. Four Absentees, 1960
4. The Fourfold tradition, 1961
5. The Connecting Door*, 1962
6. The Shearers, 1969
7. French Crime in the Romantic Age, 1972
8. Reflections on the Newgate Calendar, 1975
9. Two Moons, 1977
Contributions to: Sunday Times, Encounter, London Magazine
Retrospective Novel Award, Arts Council, 1966
Address, 2 Gifford Park, Deal, Kent.
*ref. to Co-op stables with RH sitting on a horse behind Waterside Lane in Hunderholm.
Harriet Hudson, 50, Independent
James Hudson, 15, engraver
on S side of Westgate
1608 Robert Hudson a Parish Constable.
Ralph Ward-Jackson Diaries Vol. G,
21/10/1757 to 28/2/1759 – p.160-162
(Class C-G2, Middlesbrough Reference Library)
1758 “This forenoon came the melancholy news of Jno Husband the sadler’s accidental Death, having been found this morning at Eleven near Freebrough Hill – his horse (or rather mare) was met at Eight coming homewards.”
A verdict of accidental death.
Jackson – told that Squire Jackson, later of Normanby Hall, lived at house now (1983) occupied by Meredith’s Confectioners – corner of Northgate/Westgate with large gable end facing west and small window under gable. Before WWI (and II) was Galante’s Ice Cream shop. Earlier still The Golden Lion.
(informant? Pallister – tailor?)
Wm Jacques 1701, Master of Grammar School.
Wm Jaques 1713 – 23rd Decr Date of Inventory of Goods and Books £20.
Elizabeth Jaques, widow, Will and Inventory, 27 Nov. 1717 and 30 Dec 1717. “nephew Wm Proddy”.
1764/1766 – Robert J.;(a saddler) had children baptised.
Mr Harry Jerrett (Harold). No. ? Belmangate showed me the deeds of his house. Dated 1778. Wm Chaloner. Wm Sunley, cordwainer: adjoining Matthew Pybourne on the north. Thomas Lincolne. Robert Sturdy. In the same terrace two dwellings with inscriptions over doorways
SHJ d. 1984. Left £127,000! A bachelor. Lived very frugally!
From Parish Reg. Guisborough Yorks.
(Re Recusants) See slides of Dictionary (3) with John Jowsey, also photo in album
Thomas Jowsey Carpenter – from “A List of the Roman Catholics in the County of York, 1604” by Edward peacock, FSA, 1874
1649 to 1660
Thomas Jowsey, Gisborow. Administrator: Oliver Kearsley. “Wills in the Yorkshire Registry” Vol 1, pp52 and 200.
Register Fairfax, Fol 94. Proved in London during the time of the Commonwealth
William Jowsey, sonn of John Jowsey
Isabell, daughter of John Jowsey
Elizabeth Jowsey to John Read
Katherine Jowsey to Thomas Barnet
Hearth Tax records
William Jowsey 1
William Jowsey of *Skarfdaile 2
William Jowsey Jnr of Skarfdaile 1
John Jowsey 2
Thomas Jowsey 1, a Thomas died 1683
Robert Jowsey 2, a Robert died 1666
Thomas Jowsey to Joan Savill (Sadill?)
Marie Jowsey to John Williamson
Christian, daughter of William Jowsey
William Jowsey to Margaret Hopper (There is a Hopper in Hearth Tax List 1662)
Violet, daughter of John Jowsey
Alice Jowsey spinster. Will made 11 Apr 1666. Probate 3 may, 1666
Vol 48, folio 256, Yk Dio, Reg. YAS Record Series, Vol LX
Elizabeth Jowsey to Robert Robinson
Robert Jowsey, “the dwelling house near the field lees”
Will 14 Apr. Probate 1 Aug 1666. Vol 48, fol 314. Yk Dio Reg.
YAS Record Series VolLX
Elizabeth, daughter of John Jowsey
Thomas, son of Thomas Jowsey
Sara, daughter of William Jowsey
Margerie, daughter of William Jowsey of Scugdale. (Is this Scugdale the ame place as the Skaifdaile of Wm Jowsey in the 1662 Hearth Tax records?)
Alice, daughter of John Jowsey
Thomas Jowsey. Folio 221 Cleveland.
Wills in Yks registry 1682-1688. YAS Record series Vol LXXXIX
William Jowsey to Elizabeth Rig. (Rigs a family of clockmakers.)
Yeoman Jowsey to Ann Lynas. YJ signed reg, AL made her mark.
David Jowsey, weaver, to Jane Thompson. Both made marks in register. (a DJ buried 23 June 1785)
John Jowsey to Rachael Seaton. Both made marks in register. There have been Seatons at Tocketts Mill in this present century, and a Mrs Seaton, an acquaintance, is a member of St Paulinus Ch. The Tockett family were firm recusants.
Elizabeth, daughter of David Jowsey
*v. baptism 1670 of Margerie, dr of Wm Jowsey of Scugdale
From ‘The Dalesman’ January 1963.
Catholic Seminary at Douai in Flanders.
JOHN Jowsey a Guyisborough currirer – recusant – fined and imprisoned. At Douai in 1646; “so poor that he worked as a servant in the town during his years of study and he returned via Holland in 1648, travelling in disguise because priests were executed if caught trying to enter England. He then assisted Fr. Postgate, who was born in Egton Bridge with his work from the north moorland coast as far inland as Pickering. We do not know what happened to him after that.”
Fr. Postgate executed at York 1679.
Andrew Jowsey arrested in mistake for John in 1678; “released when proved he was not a priest.”
(Trace Cockerill also in parish registers.)
Peter Linton of …. America
son of Mabel Hargreaves and ….
lived in Guisborough 1935-39….
…. came to see me on Tuesday 8 September 1987 @ 9.30 am accompanied by Myra Metcalfe, wife of John Hargreaves, who was the youngest son of John Hargreaves who worked for the Guisborough Urban District Council and drove the steam engine. Myra worked in the Co-op Drapery Dept and knew the Drapery Manager Mr Jemmison.
Also in the party Alex Faure, a writer who is gathering material as a back-up to ghost-writing Peter Linton’s autobiography.
I had produced a list of source material and they had two copies photocopies. They purchased nos. 2 and 3 on the list and were going to get a copy of Chapman’s Gazetteer of the Ironstone mines.
Promised to get photos of Northgate School and Howlbeck Mill Farm and also Northcote and Park Wood.
Rating Books 1935/39 Gill St
Picture of Dr Stainthorpe and John Close.
Alex Faure 3/2,354 Cumbernauld Rd, Glasgow G31 3NQ
From Sessay Register (Thirsk). (Yks Par Reg Soc 1937) 1600-1812:
“Collected the 28th day of August 1664 for Henrie Lisle of Gisbrough the sum of 3s 8d.”
A collection in a London Church for a Gisbrough Woolen draper.
Notes by a member of the WEA Local History Group
As a follow-up to last moth’s notes on Thomas Proddy some information concerning Henry Lisle, a fellow churchwarden, may be of interest.
Henry Lisle’s name appears on the steeple-cup (dated 1640 and made at York). Furthermore he appears to have been a kinsman of Thomas Proddy, for one of his sisters had married a Proddy.
Our knowledge of Henry Lisle is derived from 2 sources.: (1) Church Briefs; (2) Hearth Tax Records.
There was a practice in the seventeenth century of issuing letters by Royal Warrant for the purpose of making collections in churches throughout the country. These were known as Church Briefs or King’s Letters. They were directed to the archbishops, bishops, clergymen, magistrates, churchwardens and overseers of the poor and licensed the pensioners to collect money for charitable purposes. It is interesting to note that there is a rubric in the Communion Service stating the place where these were to be read. The system appears to have been abused and as early as 1661 we find Samuel Pepys making a critical entry in his Diary:
“June 30 (Lord’s day. To church, where we observe the trade of briefs is come now up to so constant a course every Sunday, that we resolve to give no more to them.”
In the Terrington Church Registers we find the following:
“Gathered for Henry Lisle of Gisbrough Woolen Draper the 15th day of January 1664: his Losse by fire and shipwracke Amounting to the value of fower thousand thirty-fower pounds and upwards: the sum of fowerteen shillings ...”
A calamitous loss in terms of seventeenth century currency! Another entry in the records of S.Leonard’s Church, Streatham, states
“1665. June 25, Gisbrough, Yorks. Henry Lisle’s loss ... 7s 7d.
Undoubtedly there are many more entries in other church records.
Corroborative evidence of the social standing of our churchwarden appears in the Hearth Tax records of 1662. This was a tax of 2/- imposed on every hearth in all houses except cottages. In Gisbrough 166 persons paid tax on 312 hearths. Edward Chaloner, who had 14 hearths, is styled “Esq”. “Mr ffrederike Challoner of the same hath four ... Mr Henry Lysle hath eight ...” Only eight entries out of a total of 166 bear the prefix “Mr”. (Incidentally his fellow churchwarden Thomas Proddy paid tax on three hearths).
Finally we learn from his will that he had three sons and five daughters. The bulk of his estate went to his firstborn son Morris, and his other children received £150 each. A codicil to the will (dated 1668, the year of his death) states:
“... I give to my sisters Proddys children that is to say Thomas Proddy Oliver Proddy Elizabeth Proddy Nicholas Proddy and Jane Proddy to each of them twenty shillings ... and I give to my sister Elizabeth Proddy the sum of five pounds ... I give to my brother Will: Lisle five shillings ...”
From this it would seem that William had benefited during his brother’s lifetime!
To the three “supervisors” of his will he left “twenty shillings apeece to buy them rings withall”.
Also in 1663 (Sherriff Hutton Church): “Collected for William Mitler of Guisbrough for his losses by shipwreck the sum of three shillings and sixpence. 6th day of September 1663.”
1881 Census: John Lynas, 39, Cabinet Maker, 13 Thompson St. Born in Guisborough. Mary, his wife, 32. 1 son, 2 daughters. All born in Guisborough.
Lynas, Elizabeth. 12 yrs. Murdered by James Henry Clarkson, 19.
Sunday 27 Dec. 1903. Bennison St. Went to church with 2 girl friends. Had not returned by 10pm. Parted company 8-10pm. JHC a tailor’s apprentice. EL’s body found in field on or thereabouts present site of Police Station: northern end of Redcar Rd. First tragedy for 26 yrs. What happened in 1877?
North Eastern Daily Gazette 28/12/1903
A Lynas family or families occur in our Poor Law Papers in 1816, 1823, 1828.
Parish Regs Lynas family 1823, 1826/7, 1830
Maddison, Thomas, 32, unmarried, ironstone miner, lodging on S side of Westgate. Born at Gloucester (Bristol). A forbear of Johnny M (photographer)?
MASON, William. d. 8.1.1832, aged 26. Buried Whorlton churchyard. Ord (p 451): “William Mason was an inhabitant of Gisborough, educated at Edinburgh as a physician and afterwards became an undergraduate at Cambridge. He was a man of great poetical ability, of remarkable powers in conversation and argument, a sound theologian, subtle metaphysician and acute wit, the cynosure of society, the flower of scholars, and the ornament of his college. His genius was powerful, strong, and almost universal; his heart generous and sympathising. He was, in truth, one of the noblest and most eloquent of mankind. If he had errors, they belonged to the heart and the imagination: let his peaceful grave be among the lonely hills of Swainby, he their mute chronicler.”
Did JWO know WM intimately – at Guis? at Edinburgh?
Mason’s works? Darrell Buttery Jnr has a copy.
– vide John Walker Ord – “born in Throstle’s Nest off Church Square.
Any connection with John Thrush of - ?
A tradition that Theo was Gov Gen of India.
Check registers and history books.
See 10/7 Black Diary 1982 under Parish Registers re “Registr taken by J Thrash” (1653-1661)
Parish reg. Marriage 1776. MM and Sarah Havelock, both illiterate.
1777 – 8 Jan. Par. Reg. – Dorothy, daughter of Munday Minikin, labourer, baptised
Highway Surveyor’s a/cs. 10 Nov 1829 – John Minnikin a pair of shoes 10/6d
1831 – Minnikin’s shoes 11/-
1832 – John Minikin for Warning in carts 1/-
1833 – Minikin’s shoes 11/-
1829 – Wm Johnson for a pair of strong ironed shoes for Minnikin 12/-
18?8 – For Minnikin a pr of shoes for Journey
Parson Crabbe’s Poems, 18 cent. His Parish Register
Richard Monday a foundling. Given his name by members of Select Vestry – none there with name of Richard.
At last with all their works and words content
Back to their homes the prudent vestry went,
And Richard Monday to the workhouse sent.
Burial (Par. Reg.): 8 Feb 1900. Louisa Grace Morgan. The Rectory. Years 78.
Was this when “Rattler Morgan” decided to relinquish the Living?
Thomas Naldby was paid 6s.6.d. ‘for half of a guid poast at Tuckets in 1781’. A photo of this post. Until the autumn of 1983 it stood at the cemetery corner, the junction of the road to Kirkleatham and Redcar and the road leading to Skelton Ellers. The old way to Skelton Ellers was replaced by a new road and a roundabout. The stone now stands on the south side verge, opposite the cemetery. One side used to display the cut lettering ‘Tockit East’ and the other side Kirkleatham, which in effect meant the residence of the Turner family.
6th Dec 1940 “Miss Oliver objected to the vacant land in Hollymead Drive being used for the erection of 2 air-raid shelters.”
Also her brother’s exploitation of their land at the end of Reid Terrace where they sold land on which a bus garage* was erected in full view on the end of a terrace of comparatively new houses in Hollymead Drive – which ironically was the name of their house fronting Westgate.
*UDC were going to consider demolition but the brother did temp. repairs on the grounds that it had been used as a garage.
The Page Family of Guisborough, Yorkshire
Hearth Tax Return
Widdow Margrett Page
Hearth Tax Return
1713 to 1722
Parish Registers (burials and baptisms)
Rob. Paige (farmer)
William Page (chandler)
(Rob. Paige also given as yeoman and farmer)
Baines’ History and Directory of Yks.
William Page at the Anchor Inn, Belmangate
White’s Directory of Yorkshire
William Page at the Anchor Inn, Belmangate
Post Office Directory
William Page at the Seven Stars, described as a currier. In the 1861 Census return this is called “Page’s Corner”
Martha Page, widow, 50 years old, a charwoman, living in Belmangate with
William Page, her married son, aged 28, a currier’s assistant,
Jane Page, his wife, aged 21,
Sarah Page, their daughter, 1 year, and
John Page, a 74 year old bachelor given as an agricultural labourer.
Martha was born at Hutton Rudby. William at Guisborough
Jane at Chapel Town, Leeds. Sarah at Guisborough. John Page at Guisborough.
There is a minute book of the Guisborough Mutual Improvement Society covering the years 1848-1861 and one George Page served as secretary and treasurer over a number of years. This society comprised shop-keepers and professional men and held debates on interesting subjects.
In the “Guisbro’ & Saltburn Herald” for the years 1887-88 there was an advt:
G. Page, Junr., 4 Chaloner St. Practical Watch and Clockmaker.
(Jubilee Medals with Old Abbey on reverse).
3 gravestones in Guis. Churchyard 1975.
1976 Northallerton Archives – Chaloner a/c books.
Pages apparently in the employ of Wm Chaloner.
1772 – “By cash Pd Wm Page for half a Years Waiges £11.14.0.”
1773 – “A payment to W.P. of £18.6.4 and mention of Late Willm. Page cooper”
1774 – A Wm Page paid £9 for half a Years Wages. (same sum paid in 1776)
1774 – Jane Page pd. 8/-
1798 – “Thomas Page set(t)ing stoops (posts) in Tocketts Laith 10/6”
This photograph of Mrs Page was taken by her husband Mr George Page in their sitting room at 34 Westgate. Mr Page was one of several shrewd shopkeepers who used a national event – such as the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902 – to display their loyalty and advertise their goods. Inside his shop he had another gimmick – a parrot, a popular feature for many of his customers.
His private and commercial enthusiasm for photography has preserved for us a record of local events and of buildings and scenes which have vanished for ever.
From the window above his shop he had a vantage point to get pictures of processions and of the Fair when it was held in Westgate. The old folk in the passage were occupants of cottages in the yard at the rear (9 August 1902).