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



  • Post Office at Abel Hilary's. Letters arrive via Darlington, week-days, at 9-5 a.m., and are despatched at 4-15 p.m. No Sunday business.

Miscellany of trades

  • Barker Mr. Joseph
  • Calvert Chris., stone and timber merchant
  • Catterson Mrs. Mary & Sons, steam thrashing machine proprietors
  • Christelow Matthew, cattle dealer
  • Dent James, hay and straw dealer
  • Dinsdale Mrs. Rosalie, vict., Black Bull
  • Dobson Samuel, farm bailiff to S. Rowlandson, Esq., Braken house
  • Dodds William, shopkeeper
  • Eden Miss Margaret, dressmaker
  • Ellison Rev. Henry, M.A., The Rectory
  • Ferguson Mr. Daniel
  • Gibson John, grocer
  • Gregory Henry, joiner, cabinet maker, and antique furniture dealer
  • Gregory John, cabinet maker
  • Hickey Gerald, M.B., M.Ch., surgeon
  • Hillary Abel, grocer and postmaster
  • Hodgson William, farm bailiff to the Earl of Zetland, High grange
  • Johnson George, joiner
  • Johnson William L., carrier
  • Marley Ralph, sexton
  • Marriner Matthew, blacksmith
  • Martin Mr. Joseph
  • National School; J. Davis, master
  • News Room and Library; J. Davis, secretary
  • Nicholson Thomas, market gardener, Trindells
  • Pearson John, blacksmith
  • Reading Boom and Library; C. Grainger, sec.
  • Redman Thomas, gamekeeper, Low Langdale
  • Sedgwick Mrs. James, dressmaker
  • Sedgwick Mrs. Mary Ann
  • Shaw Mrs. Jane
  • Swainston Matthew, butcher
  • Trotter Thomas, grocer and flour dealer
  • Walburn James, shoemaker
  • Walton Mrs. Emma, dressmaker
  • Wesleyan Day School; E. Potter, master
  • Whitell Mrs. Elizabeth, dressmaker
  • Wise John, taller


  • Cockfield John, Glebe farm
  • Eddon Richard
  • Emmerson John, Rawling place
  • Fenwick Thomas, High Langdale; h Park house, Stanwick
  • Gibson Braithwaite
  • Harrison George (Exors. of)
  • Hetherington John (and carrier)
  • Jordison Christopher
  • Martin Geo. Stamp (and agent to the Queen - fire and life - Insurance Co. and North Yorkshire - fire)
  • Martin John, Middlecaves
  • Martin Matthew, Low Merrybent
  • Martin Thomas
  • Milner George, Low grange
  • Raine John Edward, Hang bank
  • Trotter George (yeo. and butcher)
  • Trotter Henry, Low Langdale
  • Trotter Jane & Son (William), Orchard house
  • Walburn William
  • Wardle William (and quarry proprietor)


  • Hetherington John, to Darlington every Monday, and on other days occasionally
  • Johnson William L., to Darlington, Monday, and Richmond, Saturday

Scan, OCR and html by Colin Hinson. Checking and correction by Peter Nelson.