A sample of the variety of subjects covered in the blog:-

Hutton Rudby and area

'Remarkable but still True': the story of the Revd R J Barlow and Hutton Rudby in the time of the cholera – the full text of my 2007 book begins with this post

A History Walk round Hutton Rudby is the text of my first booklet

Stately Homes of Hutton Rudby is the text of a booklet on the larger houses

George Young Blair and Drumrauch Hall tells the story of the building of Drumrauch Hall.  This Victorian country house is now a small hamlet in itself.

The People behind the Plaques – a guide to the monuments and memorials inside All Saints' Church, Hutton Rudby

Errors in the Hutton Rudby parish registers is for family historians who are looking in vain for their ancestors in C19 Hutton Rudby
The Mormons of Faceby – the story of the villagers who left North Yorkshire for Utah in 1855 begins with this post

Radicalism in Stokesley in the 1820s and Wars of Words in Stokesley in the 1840s tell of literary and political debate in the market town in the C19

The A to Z of people of Hutton Rudby begins here

For a bit of sensationalism, have a look at Charles Bathurst of Skutterskelfe kills his butler: 1730

Thomas Milner of Skutterskelfe: the life & times of a Tudor gentleman tells the story of the man whose name is recorded on the pulpit of Hutton Rudby church.  He and his family and friends lived through interesting times – particularly the Pilgrimage of Grace and the Rising of the Northern Earls.

Guisborough & Whitby area

The Whaling Journal of Thomas Atkinson of Kirkleatham, 1774
the account of Thomas Atkinson and his voyage begins with this post

Guisborough's link to Lewis Carroll: Henry Savile Clarke (1841-93) and his family - their story begins with this post

The Weatherill family tree compiled by Richard Weatherill (1844-1923)
is one of several posts regarding the Weatherill family of Whitby and Guisborough.  They include Anne Weatherill's diary: Guisborough 1863

The Jackson family of Lazenby and Lackenby is the first of a series of posts on the family, including  John Jackson and his uncle, Captain Thomas King (1748-1824), which is an account of Captain King's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

Literary Wars in Whitby: 1825-1833 is an account of the literary life of Whitby in the early C19

Cousins from Sandsend: John Buchannan & George Pyman and John Buchannan & the Isle of Skye are accounts of the solicitor John Buchannan of Whitby and his cousin, the shipowner George Pyman

Captain Michael Langborne: privateer of Whitby is the first of a series of blogs on the Langborne family, and Captain Thomas Galilee 1744-97 and his family begins the story of their relatives, the Galilees.

Nunthorpe in Cleveland

There are various posts on life in Nunthorpe in the first half of the C20.   Here, for example, is the first post of several on Women's Institute Drama in the village.

Cleveland & the First World War

Posts published in November 2012 include several on the subject of WWI, including

War begins - Nunthorpe 1914


The War Memorial to the 50th (Northumbrian) Division - an account of the design competition for the memorial that stands near Ypres

Middlesbrough & Boroughbridge

John Richard Stubbs (1838-1916) was born in Boroughbridge and practised law in Middlesbrough.

See Ledgers of the Stubbs business in Boroughbridge for an account of the family business.

A Boroughbridge Boyhood in the 1850s is an account of his early life, followed by posts on his family.

An A-Z of people mentioned in John's diaries 1853-60 begins here

John Richard Stubbs' diaries for 1853 to 1907 are posted from here 

Great Ouseburn & the Brontës

Branwell Brontë's "honest and kindly friend": Dr John Crosby of Great Ouseburn is an account of the local surgeon who befriended Branwell Brontë in his time as a tutor at Thorp Green

Thorpe Underwood Hall stands close to the site of the old Thorp Green Hall, which was destroyed by fire.

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