Warthill Parish, Directory of Trades and Professions for 1890


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

  • Letters via York by messenger, arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4-15 p.m. The nearest Money Order Office is York, and Stamford Bridge is the nearest Telegraph Office. No collection on Sundays.
Miscellany of trades
  • Agar Miss, Brockfield house
  • Craig Rev. S. B., M.A., vicarage
  • Kirlew Amelia, schoolmistress
  • Kirlew George, florist
  • Shippin Thomas, vict., Bay Horse Inn, and blacksmith
  • Steel John, joiner and farmer *
  • Welburn William, yeo.

  • Barton Thomas, Forest farm
  • Benson John, Manor farm
  • Blake Joseph, Glebe farm
  • Cartwright John
  • Cartwright Richard
  • Cook William
  • Dodds Thomas
  • Hick James
  • Hick William
  • Lamb John, Grange farm
  • Larcum Gideon, Forest house
  • Richmond Robert
  • Robinson William
  • Wright John

    *In March, 2022, Peter Wilson wrote:
    John Steel was my great, great, great grand dad and is buried at the side of the path on the right hand side on the way in to the church. John Steel built and lived in Calm Cottage at the rear of the church, he put a bend in the lane so people could not see down to the cottage. His wife was Ann Johnson (nee) and is buried along with him. John was well over 6 foot tall, he bred and sold horses and he was also a prize bare knuckle fighter. Bill Johnson told me a story:
    One night a family member arrived at Calm Cottage by 'candle light' and slept on the hearth rug, he had been involved in a fight at near by Osbaldwick ,hit some one killing them !
    My Grandparents George Wilson and Maria Johnson were married in St. Mary's church at Warthill about 1900.

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