Friday, 31 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Sadler to Seamer

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013


ET 257:  2 & 3 Jan 1823:  garth, orchard & houses, probably North End:  William Sadler was an occupier

1840 Whites:  Hutton Rudby:  William Sadler, farmer, Well Hill

1841 Census:  Thomas Sadler 30 linen weaver and Ann 30 linen weaver, Tisbut Row
1841 Census:  Ann Sadler 65 ag lab, Jane 25 servant, Alice 25 linen weaver, William 12 ag lab and Andrew 8, North End
1841 Census:  Butter Hill:  Ann Saddler 40 servant with Thomas Legg
1841 Census:  Belle Vue:  Sadler

From George Tweddell’s ‘Stokesley News & Cleveland Reporter’ 1 Nov 1842:
“Odd Fellow’s Funeral.  On Friday morning, October 28th, the members of the Traveller’s Home Lodge, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, assembled at the house of Mr Wm Robinson, the King’s Head Inn, Hutton, for the purpose of paying their last token of respect, to the remains of the late Host of their Lodge, Mr Jeremiah Raney, of the Wheat Sheaf Inn.  After the usual funeral ceremony of the Order had been read in the room, to the asembled brothers, by Mr Thos Saddler, N.G…[qv Oddfellows]

1851 Census:  North Side:  Ann Sadler 44 weaver’s wife and niece Elizabeth Barker 3 both b Hutton

Oddfellows Board:  PG:  Thomas Sadler, 1869, a62
Oddfellows Board:  Bro:  William Sadler, Sexhow, 24 Dec 1869, a19


T Sage and J B York, both members of the chapel, took down the old Primitive Methodist chapel for £5 for the rebuilding in 1887 [G Milburn’s notes]

1887:  active members of the Primitive Methodist chapel at the time of building included Edward Bainbridge, Robert Maughan, William Graham Hall, Thomas Sage and Kilvington Rickatson of Trenholme Bar [G Milburn’s notes]

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Simon Frederick Thompson's Legal Diary for 1886

This diary belonged to Simon Frederick Thompson (1862-1928), solicitor, Middlesbrough.  His name does not appear in the list of solicitors for the town in the 'Country Solicitors' section, so possibly he was not yet on the Roll, or had only recently been admitted. 

He seems to have started work in March and his first entry in the diary is for Sunday 21 March 1886:
Mother died at ten minutes to two in the afternoon
(His mother Ann was born in Langley, Northumberland, and was the wife of John Thompson, iron works engineer).

The next is for Tuesday 23 March 1886:
paid £60 into Bank
Paid Gibson £10.12.6
He soon begins to enter a brief note of  matters he has been dealing with each day, eg.:
Wednesday 21 April 1886
Imeson v Armstrong….Preparing swearing & filing affdt of service
Simon Frederick Thompson was in practice at 11 Albert Road, Middlesbrough; by the middle of the 20th century, the office was the home of the firm Thompson, Trotter & Gray.  In 1911, he and his wife Mary Grace Goodyear Beech were living at Cleveland Villas, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough; they had been married 19 years and had no children.  He died in 1928.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Local solicitors in 1886

from Waterlow Bros & Layton’s Legal Diary and Almanac for 1886

Extracted from:

List of Country Solicitors
Corrected by comparison with the Roll of the Incorporated Law Society; the list of Commissioners to administer oaths, and list of Perpetual Commissioners, and from direct correspondence

Perpetual commissioners were those appointed to take acknowledgments of deeds made by married women.  This finally became unnecessary after the Married Women's Property Act 1882.
The year stated against each entry is the date of admission to the Roll.  
The name in brackets is that of the firm, but it is not always stated.  
The name in italics is that of the firm of solicitors that acted as the solicitor’s London agents.

Coatham, near Redcar (Yorks.)

Meek, J M (M.A.) – 1872, p. com. and at Middlesborough ..... Adam Burn

Spry, S – 1876, com. oaths, and at Middlesbrough and South Bank ..... Williamson, Hill & Co

Wethey, R E – 1884, 5, Albert-road, and at Middlesboro' ..... Smiles & Co

Guisborough (Yorksh.)

Buchannan, A – 1870, com. oaths, clerk to lieutenancy of North Riding, coroner for Langbaurgh East district, clerk to guardians and rural sanitary authority, clk. to Guisbro’ local and burial bd., Guisbro’ school bd., Skelton local bd. and burial bd., and Brotton local bd., hon. sec. South Durham and North Yorkshire law soc., solr. to Guisbro’ and dis. bldg. soc ..... Pitman & Son

Carrick, W L – 1880 ..... Gray & Mounsey

Ord, C O – 1840, p. com., com. oaths ..... R M & F Lowe

Richardson, W – 1882 ..... Pitman & Son

Trevor, W C – 1866, p. com., com. oaths, deputy clk. of the peace for North Riding, clk. to mags. for div. of Langbaurgh East, and at Northallerton ..... R M & F Lowe

Hutton Rudby (Yorks.)

Kindler, A W – 1882, and at Stockton-on-Tees ..... H F Wood

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Rickarby to Rymer

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013


FK 513:  22 Feb 1828:  mortgage of house in Hutton occ by Richard Rymer and closes adjoining:  Robert Baillieur late of Trenholme now of Castle of York innkeeper and Robert Nelson Wilson late of Yarm now of Castle of York yeoman: bounded by Richard Shepherd to N & S, by John Rickarby to E and by Christopher Oxendale to W

FQ 204:  9 Dec 1829:  Robert Baillieur late of Trenholm innkeeper but now of Yarm yeoman (1)  Robert Nelson Wilson of Yarm gent (2) John Harker of Yarm jobber [?] (3):  house, orchard, garth, stable & outbldgs in Hutton Field occ by Richard Rymer and closes adjoining:  bounded by Richard Shepherd to N & S, John Rickarby to E, Christopher Oxendale to W

FS 577:  9 Jun 1831:  Robert Norman paper maker to Robert Holliday Dobson of Potto gent:  6a close in Hutton known as the Cottages bounded by Widow Johnson to S, road to the Rountons to N, William Spencer to W, Mr Rickaby to E, occ by Robert Norman


John Rickatson of Hutton was churchwarden in 1832 and at the time of the Call Book for the Visitation 1857

1840 Whites:  Hutton Rudby:  John Rickatson, farmer

1851 Census:  Gardenstone:  John Rickatson 49 widower farmer of 90 acres b Kirby, with sons Thomas H 10 and Charles 8, and servants Margaret Featherstone single 40 b Ayton, Hannah Easby 16 general servant b Ayton and Robert Burdon 22 farm servant b Osmotherley

“Principal inhabitants” signing the record of exchange of bounties on 28 Sep 1857:  Robert Braithwaite, John Rickatson, George Wilson, Henry Willins, John Robinson, Thomas Sidgwick, John Sidgwick, George Davison [Terriers]

1851-71 (inc) Census:  Gardenstone:  Rickatson
1861 & 71 Census:  Belle Vue:  Rickatson

1872 Post Office Directory:  Hutton Rudby:  John Rickatson, farmer, Gardenstone
John Rickatson, 38, of New Close Farm married Anne Catterson, 31, of Gardenstone Farm on 4 Dec 1839.

Barlow’s Notebook lists the times he “crossed by the old style way through Rickatson farm”

1887:  active members of the Primitive Methodist chapel at the time of building included Edward Bainbridge, Robert Maughan, William Graham Hall, Thomas Sage and Kilvington Rickatson of Trenholme Bar [G Milburn’s notes]
1887:  memorial stones at the new Primitive Methodist chapel were laid by K Rickatson, W Seymour (Spout Bank), Mrs Honeyman, Mrs Eden, Mrs Hall and Mr E Bainbridge; and on behalf of Viscount Falkland, G Y Blair, and Rev Oliver Jackson, a Primitive Methodist minister born in Hutton Rudby [G Milburn’s notes]

1930:  Dorothy Rickatson was invited to switch on the new electric lights in the Primitive Methodist chapel [G Milburn’s notes]

Sunday, 19 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Race to Richardson

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013


11 Jan 1846:  Hutton Rudby:  Thomas Stringer, grocer, of Appleton Wiske, son of Tobias Craddock Stringer, miller married Ann Davison, daughter of George Davison, shoemaker;  witnesses:  Byers Race and William Hebbron

Byers Race was churchwarden in 1848-50 and the churchwarden who signed the articles of inquiry 1849


Ramshaw cut Mr Barlow’s hedge, after harvest 1850 – Barlow’s Notebook

1851 Census:  Linden Grove:  Forbes MacBean 60 Lt Col Artillery full pay b Annapolis Nova Scotia British subj, wife Eliza 65 b St Petersburg British subj, daughters Elizabeth 25, Margaret Murray 20 & Marianne Georgina 18, all b Woolwich; wife’s sister Miss Marianne Scougall 45 indep also b St Petersburg;  servants:  groom Joseph Dawson 21 b Baysdale, housemaid Elizabeth Trenham 35 b Stokesley, cook Mary Wailes 23 b HR and boy groom William Ramshaw 13 b HR

1851 Census:  South Side:  Mary Ramshaw (married) ag lab b Ingleby
1851 Census:  South Side:  James Ramshaw 50 ag lab b Hutton and Jane 25 b Liverton, with his brother Robert Ramshaw, single, 26 common carrier b Hutton

Thursday, 16 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Parish Clerk to Pyman

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013

Parish Clerk

“A man appointed to assist the parish priest and who held his office for life.  He was paid from church funds.  His duties included making arrangements for services and leading the responses.”  [Oxford Companion to Local & Family History]

Thomas Atkinson d 30 Aug 1787, Clerk of Middleton [PRs]

16 Feb 1783    James Catchaside carpentr & clark of the parish of Hutton Rudby which office he discharged 36 years & died of a fevr aetatis suo 63.o anno

John Eland jnr, sieve maker, (1747-1822) was clerk of this parish for 38 years, according to his memorial inscription.  He was clerk after James Catchasides’ death in 1783, until about 1820.

1823 Baines:  Hutton:  Samuel Hebron, wheelwright & parish clerk

Samuel Hebron (wheelwright) was the Parish Clerk for 1820-1836:  eg 1829/30 £1 salary to Samuel Hebron clerk.  He also played the Bass Viol in church:  1830/1:  “ditto playing Bass Viol £1”.  1831/2:  his salary £1 and his Bill £1-7-6d

William Hebron was parish clerk, paid £1 a year.  He was the clerk described by the wardens in 1857 as “A man very capable but very neglectful”.  His predecessor was Samuel Hebbron.

1872 Post Office Directory:  Rudby:  Spencer Holmes, parish clerk and master of the National School


Parlor is listed in “Recpts for 1854” – Barlow’s Notebook

1851 Census:  Doddle Hill:  Peter Parlour 30 farmer of 188 acres employing 3 labourers b Darlington, Yorks and wife Sarah 31 b Lofthouse, and son John 4 mths b Hutton Rudby;  with niece Elizabeth Thompson 15 scholar b Easby and farm servants Robert Hunt 21  b Ingleby Greenhow and William Truman 17 b Topcliffe

Monday, 13 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Oates to Oxendale

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013


1823 Baines:  Hutton:  George Oates, agent to Mr Norman
1823 Baines:  Hutton:  Robert Oates, shoemaker

FQ 560:  2 & 3 Nov 1829:  ppty bought by Jane Willans widow in Enterpen:  garth of 1r 3p where a cottage formerly stood, formerly occ by John Miller, then by George Wilson, Mary Young & Hannah Young, then by Matthew Richardson jnr, then by John Burden, bounded by Thomas Wayne to N, E & W, and by street called Enterpen to S; with the houses “lately erected upon the garth” & now occupied by Simeon Burden, John Smelt, Paul Oates, John Goldsbrough, William Jowsey, Abraham Holdgate and William Burnsides

1840 Whites:  Hutton Rudby:  Robert Oates, boot & shoe maker

1841 Census:  Robert Oates 45 shoe maker, Mary 40, John 25 shoe maker journeyman, and Simon Kelsey 80, Jane and Hannah Bainbridge both a12:  on North Side

1841 Census:  Maria Oates 15 servant in household of George Jackson, North Side

John Oates bought the shop (previously weavers, now carpenters), the butchers shop and 9p of land from Thomas Spence in 1842 for £50

GZ 204:  2 May 1842:  Thomas Spence late of Hutton weaver but now of Middlesbrough baker & shopkeeper (1) John Snowdon of Stokesley shoemaker (2) Thomas Sidgwick of Hutton linen manufacturer (3) George Wilson of Hutton linen manufacturer (4) reciting indres of 1839:  John Snowdon had lent Thomas Spence £90 with £4-17-5d interest also owing, on Spence’s property on East Side:  Spence sold Sidgwick the house (formerly 2 houses) & garden for £180, the mortgage to be paid off:  the garden & orchard to be sold to Sidgwick was staked out and contained 33 p; previously occ by Thomas Spence and now by William Meynell; the rest to be sold to John Oates; mortgagee George Wilson

GZ 206:  May 1842:  Thomas Spence to John Oates for £50:  the 2 shops, one formerly a weaver’s shop and now a carpenter’s and the other a butcher’s shop, with the ground behind now staked out and measuring 9 p:  now occ by William Meynell, William Sherwood and John Oates:  bounded by Thomas Sidgwick’s purchase from Spence to E & N, by street to W, Edmund Taylor to S; mortgagee George Wilson

1851 Census:  East Side:  Robert Oates W 59 shoemaker emp 2 hands bHutton and niece Hannah Braithwaite S 21 house servant bHutton
1851 Census:  North Side:  John Oates 35 grocer and wife Elizabeth Hutton [sic] 35 milliner, both b Hutton

John Braithwaite’s children:  Isabella Honeyman, Mary Oates, Robert, grandson John Oates [East Side deeds]
13 Nov 1860 with codicil:  Will of Robert Braithwaite jnr:  tailor & draper.  Wife Margaret.  Cousins John Oates and Robert Honeyman.  Robert jnr died 4 May 1861; he died before Robert snr. [East Side deeds]
19 Feb 1861:  Will of Robert Braithwaite snr:  retired tailor & draper.  Pbte 11 Aug 1862.  Wife Margaret:  sons Robert jnr & John of Sedgefield: daughters Mary Ann wife of John Kendrew tailor, & Hannah wife of Benjamin Hall:  nephew John Oates grocer. [East Side deeds]

11 May 1868:  Codling mortgage:  Mustard garth bounded by John Oates & George Davison to E, Robert Southeran to S and John Sidgwick to N

1872 Post Office Directory:  Hutton Rudby:  John Oates, grocer & draper
1872 Post Office Directory:  Hutton Rudby:  Robert Oates, boot & shoe maker
Robert Oates occupied a house belonging to Edmund Taylor next door to Braithwaite’s house on East Side in 1819

1 Dec 1874:  John Oates owned property on East Side, which had been purchased by John Braithwaite from Edmund Taylor.  Oates sold to John George Wilson. [East Side deeds]

Oddfellows Board:  Bro:  John Oates, Hutton, 13 Oct 1877, a62

Friday, 10 May 2013

People of Hutton Rudby in the C18/19: Nattrass to Norman

... from my working notes ... accuracy not guaranteed ... for explanatory note, see post of 14 Feb 2013


Oddfellows Board:  Bro:  William Nattrass, Hutton, 9 Apr 1880, a21


Yorkshire Gazette 12 Mar 1842:  John Nellist: “I am a farmer, and reside in the parish of Seymour …”  He found the bones of the man that was presumed to be William Huntley. 


“Nelson my Hind” saw Meek and Jackson trespassing in May 1856 – Barlow’s Notebook

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Jane Langborne's cookery book

Jane Langborne's cookery book & handwritten recipes

Jane Galilee (1783-1856), the second wife of George Langborne (1773-1832), owned a copy of Mrs Rundell's celebrated book,  A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon Principles of Economy: and Adapted to the Use of Private Families

The small volume is packed with recipes: Soles in the Portuguese way – rolled beef that equals hare – Spadbury's Oxford sausages – green sauce for green geese – eel pie – gooseberry fool – stewed golden pippins rout drop-cakes ...

There are instructions for the cook:  how to stew a shoulder of venison – how to salt pork – how to brew very fine Welch ale ... 

There are chapters of advice on how to manage the dairy and the poultry yard and on cooking for the sick and for the poor.  A chapter headed Various Receipts includes instructions on how to make Lavender Water, on how to make ink, and how to preserve furs and woollen from moths.

No wonder it was a publishing sensation in Britain and America, as this article in the Guardian explains.  Mrs Rundell was the Mrs Beeton or Delia Smith of her age. 

Jane's copy was the 1810 edition, published in London by John Murray.  A couple of recipes are jotted on the last page of the index.  One is a Receipt for making Ink:
5 oz of Powdered Gall
2 oz of Copperass
1 oz of Gum Arabic
1 oz of Rock Alum
1 Quart of Watter
Infuse them a month
stirring them every Day
("Watter" for "water" must be a reflection of the local dialect – as can be found in Wordsworth, in fact).

Useful recipes on slips of paper have been preserved between the pages: Calves Foot Jelly, Raspberry Vinegar, Plum Cake ...

For anyone eager to try it, here is a useful recipe for Parkin:
2 lbs of oatmeal
2 lbs of treacle, warmed
half a pound of brown sugar
½ an ounce of ground ginger
¼ lb of candid lemon
a table spoonful of carbonate of soda
½ lb of butter melted & mixed with the treacle
bake into dishes or tins well buttered in a slow oven
and in these straitened times, the recipe that Mrs Holtby kindly wrote out for Mrs Langborne might be useful:
A Cheap Plum Pudding
Half a pound of Potatoes, ¼ lb of Carrots boiled till they can be mashed quite fine, ½ lb of Flour, ¾ of Currants, ¼ of Suet shred fine, ¼ lb of Moist Sugar to be mixed with the Potatoes and Carrots when you mash them, 1 oz of Candied Lemon, a little Cinnamon, and Nutmeg, to your taste.  Mix all together over night, and boil it 4 hours.
[signed] Mrs Holtby

As you might have guessed, I did not spoil the charm by altering the spelling of the originals ...

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Jane Atkinson of Kirkleatham, wife of Captain Thomas Galilee (1744-97)

Jane Atkinson married Thomas Galilee in June 1775.

The Newcastle Courant of Saturday 17 June 1775 records: 
“Last week at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe, London, Capt Thomas Galilee of Whitby, to Miss Atkinson of Kirkleatham”
Jane was the daughter of Thomas Atkinson of Scaling Dam (a hamlet on the Whitby to Guisborough road) and the sister of surgeon Thomas Atkinson, who made a whaling voyage to the Davis Straits in 1764 at the age of 21.

Whitby Whalers in Davis Straits (R Weatherill's book)

Her brother William was a Cambridge academic who invented his own system of shorthand, which he believed was "infinitely superior" to anything yet published.  He tried to persuade his colleagues at Christ's College of its virtues by leaving them his manuscript treatise on the subject and sweetening the bequest with his own "splendid" copy of Chambers' Dictionary.  (This will have been Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia; or An Universal Dictionary of Arts & Sciences.)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Captain Thomas Galilee (1744-97) and his family

Jane Galilee (1783-1856), the second wife of George Langborne (1773-1832), was the daughter of Captain Thomas Galilee of Whitby and Jane Atkinson of Kirkleatham. 

Her father Captain Thomas Galilee and his brother Samuel (also a master mariner) are examples (as in the story of Captain Thomas King, merchant of Wapping of the link between Whitby and the River Thames.

Jane and her five sisters were all born in Rotherhithe,  where Jane was christened at St Mary's, Rotherhithe on 4 April 1784 at the age of one. 

Captain Thomas Galilee (1744-97) was the son of John Galilee and Mary Campion of the parish of Hinderwell, on the coast north of Whitby:

John Galilee married Mary Campion at Hinderwell in 1741.
Their children were
•    Jane Galilee, bap 8 Oct 1742
•    Thomas Galilee, bap 27 Feb 1744
•    John Galilee, bap 29 Sep 1747
•    Robert Galilee, bap 20 Sep 1750
•    Mary Galilee, bap 17 May 1753
•    Samuel Galilee, bap 9 Dec 1755
•    Hannah Galilee, bap 26 Oct 1758
•    Margaret Galilee, bap 23 Jul 1761
•    “female” (?Henrietta) Galilee, bap 2 Sep 1763
A note, written by a much later hand (possibly Capt Galilee’s granddaughter Miss Margaret Langborne 1825-1910) on the inside back cover of Thomas Atkinson's Whaling Journal was very useful in confirming that this was the family of Captain Thomas Galilee.  It states:
"Robert lived at Staithes and Jack at Sunderland both I believe also [drank?] like fishes as was the correct thing in those days for sailors.
Aunts Potter and Chilton were sisters"
[The word in square brackets is fairly illegible, but I’m afraid it does look very like “drank”!]

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Ralph Hedley & Hutton Rudby

I've heard from Clodagh Brown with more details of places to see paintings by Ralph Hedley in June 2013, the centenary of his death.

The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead has an exhibition called  Ralph Hedley: Painting the North East, which is on from now until December 21st.

In mid-June, the Cathedral church of St Nicholas in Newcastle will have an exhibition on the subject of Hedley, who worked on the cathedral's choir stalls and misericords.  There will be a celebratory choral evensong - I will post details when I have them.

And of course there are the Hedley paintings in the Laing to visit.

When you go there, those of you with Hutton Rudby connections might like to take a close look at the The Sail Loft.

One of the bales of canvas is clearly marked "Geo Wilson, Hutton Rudby, Cleveland, Yorkshire":

detail: The Sail Loft

My earlier post on Ralph Hedley and Allan Bowes Wilson of Hutton Rudby is here

The family of Nathaniel Langborne (1739-1807), son of Michael & Eleanor Langborne

Nathaniel Langborne was born 26 December 1739. 
On 17 July 1766, he married Ann Baker; he is described in the parish register entry as Carpenter. 

Nathaniel Langborne (1739-1807) and Ann Baker (c1742-84) had 15 children in 18 years of marriage.
Nine of the children died in infancy, and two died in their teens. 

Ann herself died at the age of 42 and was buried on 29 Aug 1784, a week after the funeral of her last baby, Henry, who had lived only 12 days after his baptism.  She was survived by five of her children, but her daughter Anne died, aged 8 at her mother’s death, died ten years later.

The children were:
•    Michael, b 2 May 1767, bur 12 Jan 1768
•    Mary, b 1768, bur 6 Apr 1769   
•    Eleanor, b 22 Feb 1769, bur 29 Dec 1782 (aged 13)   
•    George, b 1 Feb 1770, bur 7 Oct 1770
•    Nathaniel Langborne (1771-1833)   
•    George, b 28 May 1772, died the same year   
•    George Langborne (1773-1832)   
•    Michael, b 12 Nov 1774, bur 23 Nov 1774     
•    Anne, b 3 Dec 1775, bur 11 July 1794 (aged 18)
•    Mary Langborne (1777-?)     
•    Frances, b 16 Feb 1778, bur 11 Apr 1778      
•    Michael, b 1779, bur 13 Sep 1779 (aged 3 weeks)
•    John Langborne (1781-1836)
•    Michael, bap 17 Dec 1782, bur 19 Dec 1782       
•    Henry, bap 10 Aug 1784, bur 22 Aug 1784       
Nathaniel, George, Mary and John lived to be mentioned in their father Nathaniel's Will.