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Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, professions and trades for WENSLEY in Bulmer's Directory of 1890.


  • Post Office, Wensley; Mrs. Jane Pearson, postmistress. Letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4-50 p.m. On Sundays they arrive at 8-40 a.m., and are despatched at 4-20 p.m.

Miscellany of trades

  • Banks Mrs. Mary, grocer
  • Bolton The Right Hon., William Henry, Lord, D.L., J.P., Bolton hall
  • Coates William, foreman joiner
  • Collinson Mr. William
  • Coulton John, joiner and cartwright
  • Dixon J., shepherd and cowkeeper, Keld Heads
  • Gaines John Henry, head carpenter
  • Glew Francis, joiner and cowkeeper
  • Glew Thomas, farm bailiff
  • Hall Henry, trainer, Spigot lodge
  • Horn John, stonemason
  • Humble John, cowkeeper
  • Kay Richard, station master, Wensley station
  • Keld Heads Mining Co., lead mine owners; Thomas Dymond, Esq., proprietor; John Ascough Rodwell, manager
  • Kirkbride Robert, cowkeeper
  • Lye William, shoemaker
  • Mackew Mr. James
  • Myers William. master, National School
  • Orde-Powlett The Hon. & Rev. Thomas, M.A., The Rectory
  • Orde-Powlett The Hon. William Thomas, J.P., C.C., Major and Hon. Lieut.-Col. Yorkshire (Princess of Wales' Own) Hussars, Wensley hall
  • Pearson Henry, stonemason
  • Pearson William, builder, contractor, and quarry proprietor
  • Plews Charles (Plews & Sons), printer
  • Robinson Jonathan, tailor and cowkeeper
  • Scott Mrs. Mary, vict., Three Horse Shoes
  • Scott Walter, butcher
  • Sharples Rev. H. M., curate of Wensley
  • Spence Miss Jane, grocer
  • Spence Mr. Joseph
  • Stead Thomas, blacksmith
  • Tait William, forester
  • White Richard, tailor and parish clerk
  • Willis Forster, cowkeeper
  • Willis Thomas, joiner and cowkeeper
  • Wyse Thomas Chettle, land agent to Lord Bolton and to John Timothy D'Arcy Hutton, Esq., Wensley house


  • Burton William (and miller), Wensley mill
  • Calvert Alexr. & Son (John), Myers farm
  • Pearson James
  • Spence Simon (and carter)
  • Spensley Metcalfe (and cattle dealer), Gayle bank
  • Spensley Simon & Son, Tullis cote
  • Styan Thomas (and cattle dealer), Mount park
  • Topham Edward (hind), Westfield farm


  • Letters via Bedale.

Miscellany of trades

  • Apedale Mining Co., lead mine owners; John A. Rodwell, managing partner
  • Bell Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Cradock Henry, cowkeeper
  • Fawcett Mrs. Mary, cowkeeper
  • Fowler Henry, cowkeeper
  • Heslop Mrs. Margaret, cowkeeper
  • Horn Mrs. Ann, dressmaker
  • Horn Mrs. Elizabeth, shopkeeper
  • Horn James, cowkeeper
  • Horn Robert, cowkeeper
  • Horsfield Mrs. Martha, cowkeeper
  • Mason F., Temperance Hotel and cowkeeper
  • Mason G., cowkeeper and caretaker of the castle
  • Mcgregor Simon, foreman platelayer
  • Moor Octavius, carrier to Richmond, Saturdays
  • Peacock Michael, mason and cowkeeper
  • Peacock Thomas, cowkeeper
  • Shields Joseph, plumber
  • Storey Henry, stonemason and cowkeeper
  • Storey James, gamewatcher and cowkeeper
  • Storey Mrs. Sarah, cowkeeper
  • Storey William, shoemaker
  • Thompson Henry, cowkeeper
  • Tomlin Mrs. Ann, cowkeeper
  • Virgin Moss Mining Co.; Jno. Powell, director; Ascough Rodwell, manager


  • Chapman John, West Bolton
  • Dinsdale Philip
  • Heslop William, Low Bolton
  • Mason Henry (and assistant overseer)
  • Spensley M. (and cattle dealer), Castle bank
  • Storey James




  • St. Matthew's Church - Rev. Arthur Kelly, M.A., curate in charge
  • St. Peter's (Catholic) - Very Rev. Edwd. Canon Pearson, priest
  • Congregational Church - Rev. P. H. Batchan, M.A., minister
  • Wesleyan Methodist Chapel - Rev. H. J.Atkinson, minister


  • The Right Hon. Lord Bolton, Bolton hall The Hon. John Chas. Dundas, Thornburgh, Leyburn Clervaux Darley Chaytor, Esq., Spennithorne hall Geo. Augustus Pilkington. Esq., Swinithwaite hall, West Witton James Pilkington, Esq., Swinithwaite hall, West Witton The Hon. Amias Chas. Orde-Powlett, Thorney hall, Spennithorne The Hon. Wm. Thos. Orde-Powlett, Wensley hall Francis Hy. Riddell, Esq., Thornburgh, Leyburn Simon Thomas Scrope, Esq., Danby hall James Clarkson Winn, Esq., The Grange, West Burton Robt. Chapman, solicitor, clerk to the justices
  • Petty Sessions are held in the Town Hall, on the last Friday in each month.

Leyburn County Court

  • His Honour Edmund H. Turner, judge; Robt. Chapman, registrar; Wm. Chapleo, bailiff. The court is held in the Town Hall every alternate month, the exact dates being fixed each year

Union Workhouse

  • George Spensley, master; Mrs. Spensley, matron; Richard Metcalfe, M.D., medical officer; John Barker, junr., relieving officer, inspector of nuisances, &c.; Joseph Horner, treasurer; Robt. Chapman, clerk to the Guardians

Medical Officers for Leyburn Union

  • R. Metcalfe, for Leyburn Eastern District; John Cockcroft, M.D., for Leyburn Western and Middleham Eastern Districts; L. H. Armstrong, M.D., for Bedale District; M. Cockcroft, for Masham District; Wm. Cockcroft, for Middleham Western District


  • Assistant Overseer for Leyburn Township, - Geo. Dent
  • Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes - William Auton
  • Income Tax Collector - John Watmough, junr.
  • Leyburn Mutual Gas Light Coke Co. - G. Spensley, managing trustee
  • Market Toll Collector - John Harrison
  • North Riding Police Station (for the Hang Division of the North Riding Constabulary) - Thos. Nicholson, supt. of police and inspector of weights and measures; George Hind, inspector
  • Reading Room and Library - D. Beilby, sec.; W. H. Horn, librarian
  • Rural Sanitary Authority - R. Metcalfe, med. officer of health; R. Chapman, clerk
  • Town Hall - Mrs. Wray, caretaker

"A" Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion (Princess of Wales' Own) Yorkshire Regiment

  • John Maughan, captain commanding; T. C. Wyse, lieut.; Alfred Baker, surgeon-major; Hy. Harris, color-sergeant instructor; John Smorthwaite, color-sergeant


Post, Money Order, Telegraph Office, and Savings Bank, Leyburn, R.S.O.; J. F. Lyon, postmaster. Letters arrive on week-days at 8-45 a.m. and 5-0 p.m., and are despatched at 8-15 a.m., 5.5 p.m., and 7-5 p.m. On Sundays they arrive per mail gig at 8-40 a.m., and are despatched at 4-25 p.m. Deliveries commence, week-days, at 9-10 a.m. and 5-15 p.m., and on Sundays at 8-55 a.m.

Miscellany of trades

  • Atkinson Rev. Hy. J. (Wesleyan), 3 Richmond terrace
  • Banting Misses Mary and Margaret, Hill top
  • Batchan Rev. Patrick King, M.A. (Congregtnl.)
  • Bell Wm., station master (N. E. R.), Leyburn station
  • Blenkinsop Mr. Peter, 2 Richmond terrace
  • Bowes Mrs. Mary
  • Brown John and Thomas, carting contractors
  • Burgoyne James Arthur, organist and teacher of music
  • Campbell Miss Elizabeth
  • Campbell George (R. Campbell & Sons); h Bellerby
  • Campbell John Carter (R. Campbell & Sons)
  • Chapleo James (C. Chapleo & Son); h 5 Richmond terrace
  • Chapleo Mrs. Mary
  • Chapleo Mary, lodgings
  • Coates John James, railway inspector
  • Coates Mrs. Margaret, shopkeeper
  • Cooper Mrs. Ann, coffee house
  • Dent George, solicitor's clerk, assist, overseer for township of Leyburn, and local secretary to the Rock Freehold Land Society, Ltd.
  • Dent Wm. (Dent & Son), grocer and draper
  • Dobson Geo. Matthew (R. S. Dobson & Sons), Richmond house
  • Dobson John Fryer (R. S. Dobson & Sons), Brentwood house
  • Dobson Ralph Stapylton (R. S. Dobson & Sons); h St. Matthew's terrace
  • Dundas The Hon. John Charles, J.P., D.L., chairman of Quarter Sessions for North Riding, chairman of North Riding County Council, Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Zetland, Thornburgh
  • Etherington Mrs. Elizabeth, Railway terrace
  • Hammiel Peter, refreshment rooms and general dealer
  • Horn John Ralph, draper's foreman
  • Horn William Henry, bank clerk
  • Horner Thomas Harrison, painter
  • Kelly Rev. Arthur, M.A., curate in charge
  • Merryweather Mr. Thomas
  • Metcalfe James William, painter, &c.
  • Metcalfe John Henry, artist, Daisy bank
  • Milner John Ralph, corn mcht., St. Matthew's terrace
  • Milner Mr. William, St. Matthew's terrace
  • Moody The Misses Mary and Christiana
  • Nicholson Thos., supt. of police, Police station
  • Ord Thos. John, farm bailiff, Hill Top house
  • Parsey Leo,inland revenue officer, St. Matthew's terrace
  • Pearson Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Pearson Very Rev. Edward Canon (Catholic)
  • Pepperday William, gas maker, Gas works
  • Phillipps Rev. John Higford, St. Matthew's ter
  • Plews Chas. (Plews & Sons),printer; h Wensley
  • Plews Joseph (Plews & Sons)
  • Raw Mr. John, St. Matthew's terrace
  • Riddell Chas. Esq., C.E., Leyburn hall
  • Rowntree Edward (Rowntree & Son), tailor, &c.
  • Spensley George, workhouse master; registrar of births and deaths for Leyburn district
  • Tasker Mr. John, Prospect house
  • Theakstone Mrs. Mrgt. Eliz., St. Matthew's ter
  • Thompson Mr. Thomas, St. Matthew's terrace
  • Wiggan Metcalf, cooper
  • Willis Miss Jane
  • Wilson Francis (Wilson & Campbell); h Grove square
  • Wray Mrs., hairdresser


Academies & Schools.

  • Arthure Henry (boarding - classical)
  • Osborne Rev. Wm. Thomas (boarding), West End house
  • Thornborough Charity School; John Thos. Bacon, master; Miss Alice H. Hodgson,infant mistress

Auctioneers and Valuers.

  • Atkinson John Edwd., 6 Richmond terrace
  • Chapleo William (and CountyCourt bailiff)


  • Savings Bank (open from 11 to 12a.m. on Fridays); Wm. Dent, actuary
  • Swaledale and Wensleydale Banking Co., Ltd.; Joseph Horner, manager
  • York City and County Bank, Ltd.; Edward Hy. Walker, manager


  • Moore Christopher
  • Scott Christopher & Son; h 8 Richmond terrace
  • Stead Robert, horse shoer

Booksellers, Stationers, & Dealers in Fancy Goods.

  • Cradock Thomas, Town hall
  • Lyon John Francis, Post office
  • Smithson Jno. Brown (musical instruments & photographer)

Boot and Shoe Makers.

  • Graham William
  • Hargreaves William
  • Lambert Jph. (& church clerk)
  • Metcalfe John, Rose villa
  • Pearson Thomas, High street
  • Spence Miss Alice (dealer), and ladies' outfitter


  • Chaplee C. & Son (joiners, &c.)
  • Sanderson Alfred (joiner, &c.)
  • Summers Francis (mason, &c.)


  • Bowes Thomas
  • Graham John
  • Plews William & Sons, High street; h Craken house

Cabinet Makers.

  • Mawer Thomas, High street
  • Sanderson Alfred
  • Winsby John (and general house furnisher)

Cattle Dealers.

  • Plews Peter Whitelock, Craken house
  • Plews Robert, Craken house
  • Styan William, Moor house

Chemists & Druggists.

  • Campbell R. & Sons
  • Cannon Wm., Market place
  • Pearson Peter

China, Glass, &c., Merchant.

  • Auton Wm. (and stamp distributor)

Clock and Watchmakers.

  • Coates James
  • Home William & Son (and antique dealers)

Confectioners and Bakers.

  • Cloughton Ann and Fanny
  • Coates Mrs. E. (coffee house)
  • Horn Mrs. Ann
  • Syrat Mrs. Mary Jane

Cowkeepers and Milk Sellers.

  • Graham John
  • Harrison John
  • May Rowland
  • Robinson Edward
  • Smithson John Brown
  • Tasker Christopher
  • Wilkinson William


  • Dent & Son
  • Pattison James Michael
  • Wilson & Campbell, Market pl
  • Wood Mrs. Elizabeth


  • Corner Miss Caroline
  • Griffiths & Ellis. Hetton view
  • Hodgson Miss Alice Hannah, 2 Albert terrace
  • Holmes Miss Mary
  • Owen Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Scott Miss Annie
  • Smith Miss
  • Wray The Misses L. & 0. F.


  • Alderson Edwd., Bolton Arms
  • Atkinson Wm. (& assist. overseer for Wensley township)
  • Barker Joseph, May thorn
  • Blenkinsop John
  • Bowes Thomas
  • Cockfield George, Washfold
  • Dolphin Nathaniel, Moor farm
  • Heslop Wm. & Jon., Howe hills
  • Morphet Mary Ann, High side
  • Plews Wm. & Son (Francis) Cracken house
  • Styan William, Moor house
  • Watmough John
  • Whaley Oliver (& corn miller), Leyburn mill

Fruiterers, Game Dealers, &c.

  • Gatenby John & Son (and tinsmiths)
  • Spence John & Son (and fishmongers)


  • Apedaile Francis
  • Campbell R. & Sons
  • Cannon William
  • Dent & Son
  • Pearson Peter
  • Stirk Wm. & Son (and greengrocers)
  • Tasker Christopher

Hotels, Inns, &c.

  • Black Swan; George Leader
  • Bolton Arms; Edwd. Alderson
  • Crown Vaults; Jas. M. Pattison
  • Golden Lion; Frdk. Wallace Heaton
  • King's Head; Mrs. I. Spence

Insurance Agents.

  • British Equitable; Edward Rowntree
  • Eagle; William Cannon
  • Imperial; William Auton
  • Liverpool, London, and Globe; William Dent
  • Northern; C. E. Dixon
  • Norwich Union (Fire & Life); J. & C. Horner
  • Prudential (Life); Jno. Bolton
  • Rock (Life); George Dent
  • Scottish Union and National; D. Beilby
  • South British and National (Fire); George Dent
  • Temperance General Provident; C. E. Dixon
  • Yorkshire (Fire and Life); Mrs. Dixon


  • Cradock Thomas, Town hall
  • Dixon Mrs. Mrgt. (and apartments)
  • Tasker Christopher


  • Hargreaves Mrs. Frances
  • Pattison James M.
  • Wilson & Campbell, Market pl
  • Wood Mrs. Elizabeth

Nurseryman, Seedsman, and Florist.

  • May Rowland, Wensleydale nurseries

Painters & Decorators.

  • Coates Alfred Henry
  • Horner Thomas
  • Lawson Edward


  • Croft Richard Dobson
  • Dobson Peter


  • Auton William
  • Plews & Sons

Quarry Proprietors.

  • Styan Wm. (and lime burner), Moor house
  • Watmough John


  • Smorthwaite John (Fridays); h West Witton
  • Wilkinson Robert


  • Chapman Rbt. (clerk to Magistrates, Guardians, Rural Sanitary Authority, Assessment Committee, and School Attendance Com., registrar of Leyburn County Court, and supt. registrar of births, deaths, and marriages; h The Cliff
  • Dixon C. Edwin; h Ivy house
  • Horner Christopher
  • Teale John, Lansdowne house
  • Wray G. Woodcock; h Grove house


  • Metcalfe Rd., M.D. (medical officer for the Workhouse and Leyburn Eastern District, and medical officer of health under the Sanitary Authority),St. Matthew's ter

Tailors and Outfitters.

  • Lawson James
  • Lee James, High street
  • Pattison James M.
  • Rowntree & Son

Temperance Hotels.

  • Lawson Edward
  • Mason William
  • Wilkinson William

Timber Merchants.

  • Chapleo C. & Son
  • Tasker Christopher
  • Watmough John

Tobacconist and Hatter.

  • Pattison Arthur George (and fishing tackle dealer)

Wine and Spirit Merchants.

  • Campbell R. & Sons (wine ale and porter)
  • Dobson R. S. & Sons


  • Letters arrive via Bedale.

Miscellany of trades

  • Airey Leonard, quarry master
  • Airey Matthew, junior
  • Airey Matthew, stonemason, timber merchant, and sawmill proprietor
  • Bolton Right Hon. Lord, Bolton hall, Wensley
  • Clarkson Mrs. Alice
  • Cleminson Henry, shoemaker
  • Fox Edwin, head gamekeeper to Lord Bolton, Spring cottage
  • Hall Edward, head gardener, Bolton hall
  • Heslop Mr. Christopher
  • Hodgson William, tailor, &c.
  • Jones Joseph, senior, joiner and cartwright
  • Rayner William, flour dealer
  • Roberts Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper
  • Robinson James, blacksmith and cartwright
  • Siddall James, timber merchant
  • Whaley Mrs. Sarah, grocer and draper
  • Willis John, blacksmith


  • Andrew John William (and blacksmith)
  • Armstrong Mrs. Susannah, Preston mill
  • Blenkiron Mrs. Mary (and Temperance Hotel)
  • Burnett John
  • Bushby Christopher (and stonemason)
  • Cradock Mrs. Margaret
  • Cradock Robinson (highway surveyor)
  • Dent Thomas
  • Emmett John Carter
  • Emmett William
  • Harker Mrs., Preston mill
  • Horn Anthony
  • Jones John (and joiner)
  • Jones Joseph, junior, (and joiner)
  • Kilding James, Stainham cottage
  • Lonsdale William
  • Makepeace Robert
  • Metcalf Mrs. Isabella
  • Robinson James (and butcher)
  • Robinson John (and blacksmith)
  • Robinson William (and blacksmith)
  • Robinson William, Preston mill
  • Rumsam Francis
  • Siddall Anthony
  • Siddall Thomas (and grocer)
  • Stanger William
  • Thistlethwaite John (and tailor)
  • Whaley John
  • Willis William


  • Blair Matthew (farm bailiff to Lord Bolton), Haremire house
  • Burnett Simon (and pig dealer)
  • Horn Jeremiah
  • Robinson John (and quarry owner)
  • Robinson Thomas
  • Siddall Mrs. Sarah, Manor house
  • Tasker James
  • Willis Christopher (and butcher)


  • Post Office at Mrs. Ruecrofts. Letters arrive via Bedale at 8-55 a.m., and are despatched at 5-10 p.m. No Sunday business.

Miscellany of trades

  • Blades The Misses C. & A., Prior house
  • Cain Mr. John, Park cottage
  • Davison Miss Sarah Ann, Northgate house
  • Dinsdale James, tailor and sexton
  • Dinsdale Miss Mary, dressmaker, Mill farm
  • Hardacre James, schoolmaster
  • Hunter Mrs. Catherine
  • North Mr. Walter, Elm house
  • Oyston John, station master, Redmire station
  • Pauli Rev. Christian Abraham Manasseh, B.A., incumbent of Bolton-cum-Redmire
  • Peacock Jas., mason and builder, and overseer
  • Reading Room and Library; R. Dinsdale, sec.
  • Rider Mrs. H., vict. and farmer, King's Arms
  • Robinson George, shoemaker
  • Robinson Mrs. Mary, Pyra house
  • Shields Thomas, plumber and gasfitter
  • Storey John, gamewatcher, The Swan
  • Stringer-Calvert, Mr. James, Gladstone villa
  • Thompson Mrs. Elizabeth, vict. and farmer, Bolton Arms
  • Whitelock Mrs. Margaret


  • Batty Mrs. Mary
  • Cradock Anthony
  • Hunter Thomas (bootmaker)
  • Lambert John
  • Mason John (joiner, &c.)
  • Miller Mrs. Ann
  • Miller George (stonemason)
  • Moore Septimus
  • Moore William
  • Park Thomas (and grocer)
  • Peacock Ralph
  • Peacock Mrs. Sarah
  • Robinson James (blacksmith)
  • Sayer Arthur (shepherd)
  • Smith Mrs. Mary
  • Storey Mrs. Fanny
  • Storey Robert
  • Thursby S. (under keeper), Lord's Wood lodge
  • Walker William (and road contractor)


  • Cantrill Ralph, Wood end
  • Cradock William
  • Dinsdale Mrs. Eleanor
  • Dinsdale James (apartments), Mill farm
  • King Henry James
  • Stringer-Calvert David Raw, Gladstone villa
  • Stringer-Calvert John, Gordon lodge

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