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



  • Wath Police Station and Court House - Petty Sessions are held on the last Saturday in each month, when the following magistrates attend:-
  • Chairman, Sir R. H. Graham, Bart., Norton Conyers;
  • S. Swire, Esq., Sharow;
  • Major John I'Anson, Howe;
  • W. T. Garnett and Charles Garnett, Esqrs., Sharow;
  • W. H. Hirst, Copt Hewick;
  • Col. Worsley, Stainley Hall, Ripon;
  • Hutton Croft, Esq., Aldborough.
  • Clerk to the Justices, John Whitham, Esq., solicitor, Ripon


  • Post Office at John Jaques, Wath. Letters via Ripon, arrive at 9-15 a.m., and are despatched at 5 p.m.

Miscellany of trades

  • Barnett Henry, grocer
  • Barnett Miss Jane, dressmaker
  • Beswick Albert, police inspector, Wath Police station
  • Binks Thomas, postman
  • Coates Matthew, shoemaker
  • Guyll George, builder and registrar of births and deaths for Wath district, and assistant overseer for Melmerby
  • Guyll William, sexton
  • Hammond Joseph, joiner and organist
  • Hill Fred. Wilson, joiner and wheelwright
  • Humphries Richard, master, Free school
  • Jaques John, blacksmith, Post office
  • Lukis Rev. Wm. Collings, M.A. and F.S.A., Rectory
  • Steel John, grocer and draper
  • Steel Matthew, farmer and vict., George and Dragon
  • Suttle Mr. James
  • Taylor John, tailor and outfitter
  • Wath Girls' and Infants' School; Mrs. Louisa Banbery, mistress


  • Broadwith Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Coates Joseph, Gallow house
  • Hargrave Mrs. Elizabeth, Grange farm
  • Kendall Thomas, Parkfield
  • Pearson John (and grocer, &c.)
  • Wells Francis
  • Whitelock William


  • Post, Money Order, Telegraph Office, and Savings Bank, at T. Pratt's. Letters via Thirsk, arrive at 8-30 a.m,, and are despatched at 4-45 p.m.

Miscellany of trades

  • Allinson John, newsagent and hawker
  • Hammond W. and J., joiners and builders, Melmerby and Wath
  • Hammond William, joiner and builder
  • Hodgson Arthur, draper, &c.
  • Hood Anthony, vict., George and Dragon
  • Kitson James, surveyor of buildings
  • Parker Mr. Edward
  • Pearson John Thos., Esq., Melmerby hall
  • Pratt Thomas, grocer and postmaster
  • Routledge Henry, station master, Melmerby Junction
  • Shepherd William, butler, Melmerby hall
  • Walker Robert, shoemaker
  • Walls George, grocer
  • Walls William, blacksmith
  • Weatherill Wm. and Nicholson Eliz., victs., Bay Horse
  • Wilkinson John & Son, brewers, maltsters, and farmers


  • Hawxby John (and butcher and grocer)
  • Hutchinson Wm. Kettlewell (yeo.), Melmerby grove
  • Pearson John Richard
  • Waddington Richard (yeo.), Melmerby village and Witherick farm
  • Wells Richard, York gate


Miscellany of trades

  • Wright Mrs. Eleanor. Middleton house


  • Bird William, Coldstone
  • Bolton Robert (and gamekeeper)
  • Harris Benjamin, Leeming lane
  • Scott John
  • Walburn Richard


  • Letters via Ripon.

Miscellany of trades

  • Graham Sir Reginald Henry, Bart., J.P., Norton Conyers


  • Haigh John, Badger bank
  • Highmoor Thomas, Norton mills
  • Houslay John Henry
  • Judson Mark, Home farm

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