Friday, 29 August 2014

John Stubbs' diaries (1853-60): people N to P

These are my original working notes, made quite a few years ago in the days before broadband and easy access to census records etc.  I have done a certain amount of extra work in getting them ready to post here, so some of the entries are now up-to-date.

They include quotations from George Whitehead's Journals, ed. Helier Hibbs, which have been an invaluable resource for which I am very grateful. 

As with the A-Z of Hutton Rudby people, my accuracy is NOT guaranteed!  And I'm afraid they are not quite in alphabetical order.

Diary references:
13 Oct 1856:  “Uncle Hirst gave me a tickett to the Concert (Singers Miss Barwick & Miss Newbound  Mr Wilson Lambert & Mr Delavanti”

NIDSDALE of Giggleswick School
Diary references:
Giggleswick class lists 1853

Miss  Mary NIXON of Everton, met in Settle
Diary references:
5 Oct 1853:  “..drove Aunt B  Cousin Jane & Miss Nixon to Settle..”
14 Oct 1853:  “Went to see Miss Nixon off by 1st train”
In the December receipts section of 1853 diary:  “Miss Nixon, Woodlands, 3 Clarence Grove, Everton, Nr Liverpool       Recommended me to read Frank Fairley”
14 Jan 1858:  “Miss Nixon  Mary Redmayne  Mary Sedgwick  Fanny Stubbs & Margaret Ingleby were bridesmaids”
22 Jan 1858:  “[at Bbdge ] set Mary Sedgwick home to Aldbro.  Met Leonard  called for ½ a minute & saw Miss Nixon”
26 Jan 1858:  “went to Sedgwicks  Had tea with them  Miss Nixon was with them...”
8 Feb 1858:  “Sophy & I set Miss Nixon to Leonards”
9 Feb 1858:  “ Langthorp  Mrs Leonard Sedgwick & Miss Nixon were there   I walked home with them & bid Miss Nixon good bye as she leaves tomorrow”
9 Sep 1858:  “Miss Nixon was married today”
10 Sep 1858:  “...Had wedding cards from Miss Nixon...”

Mary Stubbs wrote to John in October 1875,
“You remember Mrs Killick, poor Mary Nixon, she had just buried two little girls in scarlet fever then took it herself and died from it and has left five children”.  
In the 1881 Census her widower Charles Killick, an East India Merchant, and four children aged between 13 and 21 are living at 21 Wellington St East, Broughton in Salford, Lancs.  They have three female servants and Miss Mary Sedgwick of Aldborough is visiting them.

William NIXON    in SETTLE area
Diary references:
13 Jan 1858:  “Tom Sedgwick  Wm Nixon & I went to sleep at Stackhouses”
14 Jan 1858:  “Tom Sedgwick  I  Wm Stubbs  Wm Nixon & Hy Redmayne were Groomsmen”

It would appear that Settle was not his home, as he was spending the night at Stackhouses.  Brother of Miss Nixon?

Waterloo veteran
Diary references:
11 Jun 1859:  “At 3/5 o’clock drove to Dishforth where I stayed tea  ... drove to Baldersby to spend tomorrow at Mr Barroby’s  Chas Nicholson who was at Waterloo was there”

Diary references:
27 Mar 1857:  “Wrote to Mr King inclosing a letter from Jas Oliver repenting of his neglect of duty”

Rev Robert OWEN, vicar of BOROUGHBRIDGE
Mr Owen, was a good friend.  He came to the parish in July 1847 when he was nearly 24 years old, and so was only three years older than Thomas and Mary’s eldest child Jane.  Mr Owen said in the address he gave at the dedication of the choir vestry given by the family in Mary’s memory that she “was, throughout my long residence in this parish, one of my most steadfast and consistent friends.  I valued her friendship very highly”.
 He retired at the age of 76 and died in 1904.

The Story of Boroughbridge and of two Versatile Clerics at the Church of St James in the C19 (1987) by Kathleen M Reynolds:  has full details of his career

Diary references:
28 Apr 1856:  “..went to Mr Owens to delr a message from Mr Barroby  I stayed & had tea with him  Mr John was there...had a very jolly evening”
26 Jun 1856:  “went to the church to see Miss Owen married  it was a jolly wedding”
2 May 1857:  “At Night I was at the School Room with Smallwood  Owen & Leond Sedgwick making arrangements for the German Tree”
5 May 1857:  “At Night went to the School Room to tea & to the German Tree.  Put into several loteries   got a cushion which I sold to Owen for 12/-....”
13 May 1857:  “went to shoot rooks at Owens at Night  Had some very good sport  Holdsworth  Davies & I had tea with Owen at the Hall”
4 Oct 1858:  “[Aunt Hirst’s funeral]  There was a large funeral   Holdsworth & Owen performed the ceremony”

21 Mar 1859:  “At night Capes  Joe & I went to the Greyhounds to the sale of Charltons land  when Capes bot same for Mr Owen for £640”

2 Jan 1860:  “At night Steele Sedgwick Scholfield E.C.Clark & I dined at Owens & a very pleasant evening we had  got home about 12”
J calls on Owens at the end of the month, and meets Mr Owen at a dinner at Heaton House in June

Kellys 1908:    “the living is a vicarage in the gift of the vicar of Aldbro”

Tithe Map c1840

1851:  Boroughbridge Index:
Owen        Robert        27    b Marchington, STS    fol 22

Parish Registers:
Bbdge:  marr:  26 Jun 1856:  Mary Elizabeth Owen, spinster, daughter of John Owen, gentleman, to Christopher Empson, esquire, of Headingley, son of Amaziah Empson, gentleman  
perhaps she is Mr Owen’s sister?

from the published versions of his first and last sermons: 
he was born 23 Oct 1823, ordained curate in sole charge of Bbdge in July 1847, and resigned the vicarage in Oct 1899, aged 76.
On 20 Nov 1892 he preached a sermon at the dedication of the new choir vestry, given by the family in memory of Mary Stubbs:  “The consistent lover of our Church in whose memory our new choir vestry has been dedicated, was, throughout my long residence in this parish, one of my most steadfast and consistent friends.  I valued her friendship very highly ...”

George Whitehead’s Journals:
Revd Mr OWEN Borobridge clergyman had a sale of furniture &c  Oct 12, 13, & 14  he has given up the living  1899
Revd Mr Owen d Oct 20 (3 days off 81 years old)  he was clergyman at Borobridge a many years 1904

Diary references:
14 Aug 1858:  “to Baldersby to stay till Monday  Mr & Mrs Outhwaite of London were there”

Mrs Ann PICK of GREAT OUSEBURN, née Henlock
"Aunt Pick"
1810-60 Daughter of John Henlock & Jane (Redmayne) Henlock. 
Sister of William of Gt Ouseburn, Mrs Mary Stubbs, Mrs Jane Redmayne of Taitlands,     John & Richard of New Zealand, and Miss Isabella Henlock (Aunt Bell)

Diary references: eg
Jan 1853 a/c:  recd from Aunt Pick 2s 6d
23 Mar 1853:  “To tell Uncle Henlock the flower at Aunts is done & Aunt Pick that she wants a ham”
24 Mar 1856:  “After dinner went with Joe to Station to see if some oranges had come from Liverpool for Aunt Pick”
30 Mar 1856:  “Aunt Pick gave me a pair of gloves”
19 Jun 1856:  “At Night Uncle & Aunt Pick came   did two or three errands for Aunt”
12 Jul 1856:  “At Night Uncle & Aunt Pick brought home the children”
6 Apr 1857:  “Wrote to Aunt Ann   sent her a pound of sausages for a present”
20 May 1857:  “Got a pickle fork Aunt Ann got in York for me to give to Joe & Sarah”
30 May 1857:  “At Noon wrote to Aunt Ann & sent her 4 rooks”
7 Jul 1857:  “Aunt Pick gave me half a sovereign”
15 Jul 1857:  “At Night went to Cookes Circus   A very fair performance   Uncle & Aunt Pick went   Joe & Sarah, Capes, Lizzie & Alice, Steele, & Smallwood”
4 Aug 1857:  “I went on to Liverpool   Uncle & Aunt Pick were there   we stayed at the Stork”
5 Aug 1857:  “Uncle   Aunt   Tom & I went to Manchester   spent the day in the Exhibition & most superb it was...”
6 Aug 1857:  “Spent the day in Liverpool.....”
7 Aug 1857:  “Aunt  Uncle & I went to Blackpool  walked about on the Sea Side  At Night played Cards at the Inn  We had a very large party”

7 Sep 1858:  “Uncle & Aunt Pick  Aunt Bell  Sd  Sophy Hirst & I went to Pablo Fanque’s Circus”
23 Dec 1858:  “Aunt gave me two white pocket handkerchiefs & a £1 for a Christmas Box”

4 Feb 1859:  “Had a note from Aunt Ann asking me to go tomorrow to spend Sunday with them”
19 May 1859:  “At night I rode to Ouseburn but the good people there had gone to a missionary meeting so I did not see them”

10 Feb 1860:  “wrote to Dora & Aunt Pick”
9 Mar 1860:  “After dinner a box arrived from Aunt Ann containing a beautiful Ham  some bacon  above a score eggs & about the same number of tarts  ...  wrote to Aunt Ann thanking her for sending me a ham some bacon eggs & tarts”
22 Mar 1860:  “Mrs Trapwell fetched Toms half of Aunt Anns ham”
24 may 1860:  “Poor Aunt Ann Pick died early this morning” [J returns from London with Bill Morley and Wm Thompson on 26th, meeting Jane Redmayne Sedgwick in York]
28 May 1860:  “Joe ... Lizzie & I took a Cab to Ouseburn & we buried Poor Aunt Ann today  we stayed dinner & tea at Uncle Picks”

Great Ouseburn:  west from the church, in the village.  After them comes 3 households, then a blacksmith, 3 households & then an Inn      
William Pick, 34, farmer 100a, emp 2 in- & 2 outdoor labourers & 1 boy, b Gt Ouseburn
 wife Ann, 36, b Gt O
house servants Mary Ann Robinson 19 and Rebekah Pearson 18
farm labourers William Berry 21 and John Scratcher 16   

TDHS notes:
She was born 1 Jun 1810, and died 24 May 1860

The holograph Will purporting to be that of her mother, Jane (Redmayne) Henlock, made at Taitlands 8 Dec 1843, and amended by a Codicil made the same day, shows Ann to be still unmarried at that date.  She and Isabella take the bulk of the estate:  dividing the money, ornaments, linen in the plate chest, “my writing desk, work box & a work box made by Miss Wilkinson & also the Punch Bowl given by Miss Baker, the best Tea Service and dessert service....poney carriage & harness”, the “portraits of my sons John Giles & Richard Redmayne Henlock” & clothing between them.  She is left the “white quilt given me by my brother Wm is marked W Redmayne”, and a black bracelet.  The sentence structure is ambiguous, but Thomas Redmayne is an executor, and Jane Redmayne takes only a ring, and they presumably knew how the bequests were to be made.

George Whitehead’s Journals:
William Pick & Miss Ann Henlock both of GO  Married Oct 1  it is said he is worth £20000  1846

Husband of Ann Henlock
d 1872
He was about to marry his nurse/housekeeper Miss Wing when he died suddenly of heart failure.  She later kept a boarding house in Harrogate.

Diary references:
6 Jan 1853:  “Had the steam threshing machine at Uncle Picks  got wet through with going to see the sheep”
23 May 1856:  “had a glass of ale at Uncle Pick’s”
22 Sep 1856:  “Went to Uncle Picks  he had finished breakfast  I had beef & bread & 2 glasses of Ale”
16 Oct 1856:  “to Uncle Picks Party....played Cards had some fine fun  Got home about twelve”

3 Apr 1857:  “Uncle Pick had a sale of Stock &c at his Low House Farm today”
15 Jul 1857:  “At Night went to Cookes Circus   A very fair performance   Uncle & Aunt Pick went   Joe & Sarah, Capes, Lizzie & Alice, Steele, & Smallwood”
4 Aug 1857:  “I went on to Liverpool   Uncle & Aunt Pick were there   we stayed at the Stork”
5 Aug 1857:  “Uncle   Aunt   Tom & I went to Manchester   spent the day in the Exhibition & most superb it was...”
6 Aug 1857:  “Spent the day in Liverpool.....”
7 Aug 1857:  “Aunt  Uncle & I went to Blackpool  walked about on the Sea Side  At Night played Cards at the Inn  We had a very large party”
8 Aug 1857:  “Was about two o’clock  Uncle & I started home...”

12 Jun 1858:  “At Night Uncle Pick fetched Capes & me in the Dog Cart to spend tomorrow at Ouseburn”
20 Dec 1858:  “Uncle & Aunt Pick were at Harrogate”

In 1859 J sees Uncle Pick at Bridge Foot, at Joe’s, and J calls at the Picks and stays there in Oct

In 1860, after Aunt Pick’s death, J stays with Uncle Pick for much of June, & once again in July.  Alice & Lizzie also stay in July.  J and other family members call frequently, and J gives Uncle Pick a pheasant he has shot in Oct and a hare in Nov.  He goes with Uncle Pick to the Cattle Show at York, and stays with him again for two days before Christmas

10 Aug 1860:  “Uncle Pick had a steam thrasher at work”

George Whitehead’s Journals:
Mrs PICK, GO, burried Aug 18th 1845
William Pick & Miss Ann Henlock both of GO  Married Oct 1  it is said he is worth £20000  1846
Mr Thos Abbay lost part of his land joining the Workhouse & William Pick  of GO got it   Mr Abbay got some Helvick fields in exchange Lady Day     1855
William Pick of GO had a sale at his Low House farm near Low Dunsforth  Apr 3rd   He let the Farm to John Curtis   he entered to it Lady Day 1857
Mr Wm Pick GO died Sep 16th aged 58 1872
Stock & implements belonging to the late Mr Wm Pick of GO sold January 20th 1873
Furniture plate &c belonging to the late Wm Pick of GO sold by Auction March 31st & Apl 1st     1873
Thos Abbay sale of stock & implements at LO, Mar 17th   he is giving up farming & Wm Johnson has got part of his land & the house & the land Mr Pick had in our Township    1873
Robert Bell went to the house at GO which Mr Pick had occupied   Lady Day 1873 ...

Old PICK & wife     of/in OUSEBURN
Diary references:
21 Sep 1857:  “...supped... at Uncle Wms  Lascelles & wife  Miss Haddon  Howe & wife  Old Pick & wife  Richd Paver   Ellison & wife were there”

Diary references:     eg
13 Mar 1856:  “At night Uncle & Aunt Pick  Mrs Pick of Grassgill & Richard Paver  Aunt & Uncle Hirst  & Aunt Bell came and had tea at our house”
9 May 1856:  “...took Union Books to the Workhouse  went from there to Picks of Grassgills for bonds of Officers”

In 1860, J sees Mr & Mrs Pick at Grassgills on a call with Richd Hirst

George Whitehead’s Journals:
Mrs Pick left Grassgills & went to live at York    May or Jun 1866
Mrs Pick widow of the late Wm Pick of Grassgills died at York Oct 11th aged 72 years     1867

Diary references:
5 Sep 1857:  “..rode Uncle Hirsts pony to Grassgill Richd Paver went with me to Picks of Marton Moor on business”

Diary references:
30 Dec 1857: “Went to get a deed executed by Miss Paley at Aldbro”

Pigots 1834:   
in Borobridge, “George Paley, Aldbro, Boot & shoemaker”
Whites 1840:    
in Dishforth, “Rev Thos Paley MA, sub-curate”

Slaters 1849:    
in Knaresborough, “Miss Paley, High Street”
in Borobridge, “Mrs Mary Ann Paley, Aldbro
Cornwallis Paley, attorney, Borobridge”

Slaters 1854:               
“Paley, Mrs Mary Ann, Aldborough”
“Attorneys: Paley & Walker, Boroughbridge”

Richard PAVER    of/in GRASSGILLS

Richard Paver was the son of the vicar of Brayton near Selby and the nephew of William Pick of Grassgills

Diary references:
19 Apr 1857:  [staying with Uncle & Aunt Pick] “After [Gt Ouseburn] church at night I set Mrs Howe Miss Wisdom two Misses Howe Miss Lockey & Rd Paver past the workhouse”
5 Sep 1857:  “...At Night rode Uncle Hirsts pony to Grassgill   Richd Paver went with me to Picks of Marton Moor on business..”
5 Feb 1859:  “at Aunt Pick’s  ... Miss Paver & Richard & Tom Johnson were there  we played cards”

9 Aug 1860:  “Richd Paver & Rt Rheeder came to Uncle Picks to measure some beasts”
18 Oct 1860:  “spent the afternoon at Uncle Picks  Rd Paver came to ask him to dinner but did not stay tea”

Kellys 1908:       
“Ornhams Hall - Richard George Paver-Crow”

George Whitehead’s Journals:
Edwin Crow, Ornhams, died Nov 27  1861
Richard PAVER of Grassgills & Elizabeth Howe Ouseburn Moor  Married Jun 26  1866
George Crow Esqr  Ornhams died Jan 27 aged 80 yrs  1872
Richard PAVER flitted from Grassgills to Ornhams  Feb 10 or 12th  1872  Mr Crow died & left him all
Mr Paver Crow sale at Ornhams Apr 15th  he sold the stock & implements & gave up farming  he built a new farm house & let the farm to Mr --      1887
A C Holtby of Heaton House BB & Mary Paver Crow of Ornhams marrd at Aldbro Oct 29  1889  she died Apl 30  a20 yrs  1890
Mr Paver Crow died at Ornhams interred at Aldbro Church  June 23 a68 years  1905

Richard Paver is very frequently mentioned in the diaries.  He lived at Grassgills and in 1866 married Elizabeth Howe of Ouseburn Moor.  Richard inherited Ornhams Hall from Mr Crow in 1872.  Mary Stubbs wrote, “Richard Paver enters upon everything as it stands – the house all furnished with three hundred aces of land besides being residuary legatee […] some of [Mr Crow’s] relatives say it is a most unjust Will as the Howes get almost all amongst them.  They have sent me a card & gloves this morng”.
Richard took the name Paver Crow; he died in 1905 “worth £20, 609” according to George Whitehead.

PEACOCK, the relieving officer    of/in    BOROUGHBRIDGE
Diary references:
24 Mar 1858:  “Got a first rate dog from Capes  he got him from Peacock relieving officer”

Possible Peacock?, from the 1851 Census Index:Ouseburn:John C (45) bRainton
fol 376, Whixley Parish (part of)

George Whitehead’s Journals:
Mr Peacock  Relieving Officer  Whixley  died May 17  a67  1872

Diary references:
8 Dec 1856:  “..water was across the road  W/Lent after in Robert Petty’s rulley”

Tithe Map c1840:  Boroughbridge
Robert Petty rents no 102, house & garden from the Banking Company York City & County

1851: Borobridge Index:  fol 16
Petty    Robert        49    b Aldbro   
    Joseph N    23    b Darlington
    Jane N        20    do.-
    Sarah         14    b Borobridge
    Robert         13    do.-
    Gowland    11    do.-
    Margaret    8    do.-
    Elizabeth    5    do.-

Mr Henry, Mr Arthur & Mrs POWELL of/in BOROUGHBRIDGE
Diary references:
frequent - tea, parties
5 Feb 1856:  “Mrs Powells house was on fire, not much damage done”
19 May 1856:  “Mrs Powell’s young ladies were at our house at tea.  I missed them which was a good job”
27 Jun 1856:  “at noon was at Capes with Arthur Powell to dinner..”
8 Nov 1856:  “ night went to Capes for some Newspapers & took them to Mrs Powells”
29 May 1857:  “Arthur Powell & I went down by train to Helperby...”
19 Nov 1857:  “..took Sophy & Mrs Hy Powell to Uncle Hirsts..”
21 Sep 1858:  “...Aunt Bell was at Mrs Powells...”
22 Mar 1859:  “At night went to a spread to Mrs Powells  ...  we played cards  got home about ½ past eleven”

Pigots 1834:       
“Coal Merchants: Hugh Powell, Borobridge”

Slaters 1849:       
“Gentry etc: Hugh Powell, Borobridge

Tithe Map c1840:
Hugh Powell rented house, yard & garden from the Banking Company in the block of houses near Bridge Foot

Diary references:
14 Jan 1853:  “A polling day concerning rates   in the evening had a riot & the poll was postponed  Pybus was [”kicked out” deleted] turned out

Slaters 1849:       
“Inns & Posting houses:  Crown (& commercial) John Pybus, Borobridge”
“Grocer & tea dealer:  Thomas Pybus, Borobridge”

Slaters 1854:       
“Inns & Posting houses:  Crown (& commercial) John Pybus, Borobridge”

Tithe Map c1840:
John Pybus rented a house, yard & garden nos 132 & 133 from Edwin Greenwood, just before the road to the main street

1851: Borobridge Index:
Pybus        John    40    b Kirby Fleetham    fol 19
        Mary     40    b Clayton        fol 19
        Frances    65    b Knaresboro        fol 36

Hugh Stott had the Crown in the 1834 Directory

Diary references: eg
29 Sep 1857:  “went & had supper at Mrs Parkers at Langthorpe”
28 Jan 1858:  “Went to Mrs Parkers of Langthorp to fetch Mother & Sarah”
15 Jul 1859:  “Tom & I ... called at Scotts & ... Sampsons & Parkers & had supper at Joes”

Whites 1840:        “Wm Parker, farmer, Langthorpe”

Mrs Elizabeth Parker, Aldborough, is listed in 1854 Slaters
Francis Parker, Auctioneer, Boroughbridge is listed in 1854 Slaters

Diary references: [mentioned 4 times 1856, 4 times 1857, once 1858]
first mentioned on
18 Apr 1856: “Joe  Capes & I went to our Milby Lane Field   Poulter brot a live rabbit & his two dogs   we had a capital course   Pincher took the Rabbit   Poulters old Bitch was in the heat.....”

16 Feb 1857:  “....Poulter the Ratcatcher was there...”

Tithe Map c1840:  Boroughbridge
Wm Poulter        in hand        no77    house & garden

Parish Registers: eg
Dowson, son of Wm & Jane Poulter, Roecliffe, bap 17 Oct 1817
Amy, dau of Wm & Jane Poulter, Roecliffe, Publican, bap 8 Mar 1822

the Misses PRESTON of/in SETTLE
The Misses Preston of Settle must also have been friends of John's mother, as one of them was his sister Alice’s godmother.
Diary references:
20 Aug 1856:  “Jack Ingleby [etc].. and the Misses Preston of Settle took tea with us”
28 Aug 1856:  “We all went & had tea with Thomas Stackhouse   Two Misses Preston from Settle were there”

Slaters 1849:       
“Gentry etc:  the Misses Preston, Settle”

1851 Settle: Preston       
Miss Jane Preston, 66, house proprietor, b Settle
Miss Margt, 54           
Miss Eliz., 49   
with 2 servants in a large house near to The Terrace

Mr POOLEY of/in SETTLE area
Diary references:
21 Aug 1856:  “..Mr Pooley came tonight”
22 Aug 1856:  “Uncle & Pooley went shooting”
4 Sep 1856:  “Pooley & I walked to Settle”

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