A description of the North Riding of Yorkshire
from Bulmer's Gazetteer (1890)
THE PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS.
Previous to the year 1832, the North Riding
had no parliamentary representation separate from the whole county; but by the
Reform Bill of that year two members were allotted to each Riding; the boroughs
of Aldborough, Boroughbridge, and Hedon were disfranchised, and those of
Northallerton and Thirsk were deprived of one member. Bradford, Halifax,
Leeds, and Sheffield were constituted parliamentary boroughs with two members
each, and Huddersfield, Wakefield, and Whitby with one member each. The
Ainsty of York was for parliamentary purposes united with the North Riding.
The Reform Act of 1868 deprived Richmond and Malton of one representative
each, and conferred the electoral dignity on Middlesbrough, to which was
allotted one member, but the Riding otherwise remained unaltered.
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, the North Riding was divided
into four Electoral Divisions, viz., Cleveland, Richmond, Thirsk and Malton, and
Whitby. The boroughs of Malton, Northallerton, Richmond, and Thirsk were
disfranchised, and amalgamated with the Parliamentary Divisions in which they
are situated, and Scarborough was deprived of one member. The parishes and
places comprised in each of these Parliamentary Divisions are described in
alphabetical order under their respective headings in the following pages, and
need not be here repeated.
REPRESENTATIVES. - Cleveland Division, Henry Fell Pease, Esq., J.P. & D.L.,
Brinkburn, Darlington; Stanhope Castle, Durham, and Reform and Devonshire
Clubs, London, S.W. Richmond Division, George William Elliot, Esq., J.P. & D.L.,
Scruton Hall, Bedale; 1, Park Street, Park Lane, W.; Garrick Club, W.C., and
Carlton and St. Stephen's Clubs, London, S.W. Thirsk and Malton Division,
The Hon. Payan Dawnay, Beningbrough Hall, York; 51, Charles Street, Berkeley
Square, W., and Guards', Carlton and Travellers' Clubs, London, S.W. Whitby
Division, Ernest William Beckett, Esq., J.P., Kirkstall Grange.
The County Council
County Council. - This body was constituted in accordance with the
provisions of the Local Government Act of 1888, which decreed that in every
administrative county, as defined by the Act, an elective body called a County
Council shall be established, which shall be entrusted with the management of
the administrative and financial business of the county hitherto transacted by the
magistrates at the Quarter Sessions. Under this Act the Ridings of Yorkshire
form separate administrative counties. The North Riding is divided into
fifty three divisions, each of which elects one councillor, the Borough of Richmond
one councillor, and the Borough of Scarborough six. The Municipal Boroughs of
York and Middlesbrough are, by this Act, constituted separate administrative
counties. Each council consists of a chairman, aldermen, one-half of whom shall
retire in rotation every third year, and councillors. The Act came into force on
the first of April, 1889, and the elections in the several divisions took place in
the previous January. The first provisional meeting of the council for the
election of a chairman, was held on the 27th of February, 1889, and at the
subsequent provisional meetings the various arrangements and appointments
were made to bring the Act into operation.
Chairman - The Hon. John Charles Dundas, D.L., J.P., Mount St. John, Thirsk.
Vice-Chairman - The Hon. George Edwin Lascelles, J.P., Sion Hill, Thirsk.
Retire in 1891 -
- Dale John, Esq., J.P., Filey Road, Scarborough
- Dawnay The Hon. Payan, J.P., Beningbrough Hall, York
- Legard Major Jas. Digby, Gilling Castle, York
- Milbank P. C., Esq., J.P., Park House, Bedale
- Pennyman J. S., Esq., J.P., Ormesby Hall, Middlesbro'
- Ripon The Most Hon. the Marquis of, K.G., Studley Park, Ripon
- Rutherford James, Kirkleatham, Redcar
- Smith Joseph, South Holme, York
- Wilson Col. J. G., D.L, J.P., Cliffe Hall, Darlington
- Wombwell Sir G. 0., Bart., D.L., J.P., Newburgh Priory, Easingwold
- Retire in 1894 -
- Lascelles The Hon. G. E., J.P., Sion Hill, Thirsk
- Lowther The Right Hon. J., J.P., Wilton Castle, Redcar
- Newton E. H., Westwood, Scarborough
- Pease Sir J. W., Bart., D.L., J.P., Hutton Hall, Guisbro'
- Richardson W. B., Esq., J.P., Elm Bank, York
- Roper G., Esq., J.P., The Grove, Richmond
- Rutson A. 0., Esq., J.P., Newby Wiske, Northallerton
- Smith Jacob, Humburton, York
- Sowerby J. P., Esq., Stokesley
- Willis Thomas. Carperby, Bedale
NAMES. ELECTORAL NAMES ELECTORAL
Anderson G. H. Loftus Dodsworth Sir C. E. S.,
Bagnall T. Eskdaleside Bart. Masham
Barker R. Startforth Duncombe Hon. C. Kirbymoorside
Baxter W. N. South Otterington Dundas Hon. J. C. Redcar & Saltburn
Beacham E. South Eston Emerson J. J. Osmotherley
Bell R. Thirsk Feversham The Earl of Helmsley
Bell T. H. Brotton Finch E. H. W. Stokesley
Booth W. C. Catterick Forster R. Scarbro' North
Byron T. Snainton Ward
Cayley D. Norton Glen J. Normanby
Clarkson R. P. Scarbro'West Ward Hartley J. Malton
Clayhills J. M. East Whitby Hawking H. Easingwold
Darley H. Scarbro' South Ward Hawking J. Wath
Ward Head C. A. South Thornaby
Hedley W. Yarm Seymour W. North Eston
Hutton J. Northallerton Smirthwaite J. G. Scarbro' N. W.
I'Anson J. Topcliffe Ward
Johnstone Hon. F. Scalby Stevenson J. Ruswarp
Kinnear T. J. Sheriff Hutton Walker G. Richmond
Knowles E. A. Reeth Walker W. E. Kirkleatham
Melrose J. Clifton Wharton W. H. A. Skelton
Mitchelson J. M. Pickering Whitwell W. North Thornaby
Newton J. Stillington Wilford B. Brompton
Palmer Sir C. M., Bart. Hinderwell Wilson J. Ormesby
Pannett R. E. West Whitby Wilson-Todd W. H. Croft
Pease A. E. Guisbro' Winn J. C. Aysgarth
Peirse Sir H. M. de la Poer Winn W. Great Ayton
B., Bart. Bedale Wood W. A. Flaxton
Powlett Hon. W. T. Orde. Leyburn Woodall C. W. Scarbro' East Ward
Pyman G. Lythe Woodall J. W. Scarbro' Central
Rowlandson S. Gilling Ward
Scoby W. Thornton Worsley Sir W. C., Bart. Hovingham
Scrope S. T. Middleham Zetland, The Earl of Marske-by-the-Sea
- Clerk to the County Council - Thomas Lawrence Yeoman.
- Deputy Clerk to the Council - William Charles Trevor.
- County Offices and Place of Meeting - Northallerton.
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