Pontefract Directory of Trades and Professions for 1829


Transcript of the entry of 'professions and trades'
for PONTEFRACT in Pigot's Directory of 1829.

Post Office,

  • Market-place, William Nunns, Post Master.
  • Letters to London and the south are despatched at a quarter-past ten in the morning, and arrive at half-past three in the afternoon.
  • Letters to Glasgow and the north, are despatched at half-past three in the after noon, and arrive at a quarter-past ten in the morning.
  • Ferry Bridge, Thomas Arnall, Post Master.
  • Letters to London and the south-east, are despatched at half-past nine every morning, and arrive at half past three in the afternoon.
  • Letters to Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, the west of Yorkshire, and the north-west and south-west of England and Wales, are despatched at a quarter before three in the afternoon, and arrive at nine in the morning.
  • Letters to Edinburgh, York, and the north, are despatched at half-past three in the afternoon, and arrive at half-past nine at night

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy,

  • Aspinall Thomas, jun. gent. Ferry bridge
  • Aspinall Miss Mary, Horse fair,
  • Atkinson Rev. John, Roper gate
  • Barnes Rev. Theophilus, Castleford
  • Bland Mrs. Ann, Hound hill
  • Bland Thomas D. esq. Kippax park
  • Blayds Thomas, esq. Oulton
  • Brown Daniel, gent. Belle vue
  • Carter Thomas, gent; Tanshelf
  • Cartwright Rev. James, Knottingley
  • Cathcart Hon. & Rev: Archibald H. Ledston
  • Caywood Miss Mary, Tanshelf
  • Clark Thomas, gent. Knottingley
  • Cockles Mrs. Jane, Market Place
  • Dunhill George, gent. Bailey gate
  • Fowler Nathaniel, esq. Salter's row
  • Gaggs Mrs. Margaret, Salter's row
  • Goodwin Mrs. Elizabeth, Beast fair
  • Gootch Colonel, Carleton
  • Green Christopher, gent. Glass Houghton
  • Hall Johns, gent. Halfpenny house, Tanshelf
  • Hall Thomas, gent. Priory, Tanshelf
  • Hawke Lord, Wormesley hall
  • Hepworth William, esq. Horse fair
  • Ibbetson Lady, Salter's row
  • Isherwood Rev. Charles, Brotherton
  • Jowitt Benjamin, gent. Carleton
  • Kidd Anthony, gent. Horse fair
  • Leatham Flintoff, esq. Roper gate
  • Lee William, esq. Grove hall
  • Lever D'Arcy, esq. Monk hill
  • Long Maw, esq. Old hall, Knottingley
  • Marshall Mrs. Mary, Roper gate
  • Mexbrough Lord, Methley park
  • Milnes Mrs. Rachael, Fryston
  • Milnes Richard Rhodes, esq. Fryston
  • Oliver Robert, esq. Darrington hall
  • Oxley Thos, gent. M.. D, Beast fair
  • Perfect John, esq. Roper gate
  • Perfect Miss Grosvenor, Roper gate
  • Perfect Mrs. C. M. Roper gate
  • Petre Hon. Edward Robert, Stapleton park
  • Pollington Lord, Methley park
  • Purslove Miss Mary, Tanshelf
  • Pyeman William gent; Tanshelf
  • Ramsden Capt. W. Brotherton hall
  • Ramsden Sir John, Byram hall
  • Rawson Rev James, Monk hill
  • Reynolds Mrs. Mary, Roper Pate
  • Richardson Rev. William, Ferrybridge
  • Scott William, gent. Carleton
  • Shaw Mrs. Elizabeth, Monk hill
  • Shepherd William, gent. Beast fair
  • Smith Rev. Charles, Roper gate
  • Stedman James, esq. Horse fair
  • Sunderland Miss Ann, Roper gate
  • Taylor Henry, gent. (barrister) Salter's row
  • Thompson Richard, gent. Tanshelf
  • Tomlinson Thomas, gent. Beast fair
  • Turner Miss Hannah, Castleford
  • Wainwright Mrs. Elizabeth, Beast fair
  • Whatman Rev. P. Northgate
  • Wilson Christopher, esq. Ledston park
  • Wilson Thomas, gent. Roper gate
  • Winn Charles, esq. Nostle
  • Wordsworth Miss Elizabeth, Carleton

Academies & Schools,
Not otherwise described are Day Schools.

  • Braim Mrs. Johanna, Knottingley
  • Crabtree James, Knottingley
  • Minette Madame (boarding) Broad lane
  • National School, Horse fair, --- Martin, master
  • Nottingham Elizabeth (ladies' boarding) Roper gate
  • Richardson Rev. William, (boarding) Ferrybridge
  • Smales Thomas Leeming, top of Beast fair

(See also Fire, &c. Office Agents.)

  • Butterfield Jonas (coal agent to T. D. Bland, esq.) Glass Houghton
  • Firth John (to Richard Rhodes Mills, esq.) Wheldall house
  • Sutcliffe Joseph (rape dust & bones) Brotherton


  • Clough, Brook & Norton, Roper gate
  • Coleman James (and town clerk) Roper gate
  • Forrest John Allanby, Corn market
  • Haxby John, Brotherton
  • Horner William, Yard, Market place
  • Jefferson Edward, Horse fair
  • Mitton Michael, Roper gate
  • Smithson & Ramskill, top of Beast fair
  • Winter Thomas, Ferrybridge
  • Wood William, Beast fair


  • Carr Thomas, Market place
  • Dickinson James, Horse fair
  • Haigh George, Shoe market

Bacon Factors,

  • Phillips John, Roper gate
  • Spink Joseph, jun. Salter's row

Bakers & Flour Dealers,

  • Bradbury John, Shoe market
  • Foster Thomas, Beast fair
  • Goldie John, Knottingley
  • Hawkin John, Wool market
  • Jackson Joseph, Knottingley
  • Pape Margaret, Shoe market
  • Pease John, Middle row
  • Vaux Richard, Horse fair
  • Walshaw Thomas, Salter's row


  • Leatham, Few, Trueman and Co.
  • Market place-(draw on Joseph Denison & Co. London)
  • Perfects and Smith, Roper gate- (draw on Sir John W. Lubbock and Co. London)

Basket Makers,

  • Bilbrough William, Beast lair
  • Saddler Richard, Horse fair
  • Wriglesworth Dobson, Yard, Roper gate


  • Clayburn Robert, Knottingley
  • Daw Robert, Back lane
  • Etherington George, jun. Castleford
  • Hick William, Glass Houghton
  • Jackson Henry; Brotherton
  • Kay Michael, Salter's row
  • Mathers Thos: top of Beast fair
  • Moorhouse Matthew; Castleford
  • Newell John, Newgate
  • Pattison William, Ferrybridge
  • Sidwell William, Broad lane
  • Simpson John, Castleford
  • Westerly Thomas, Glass Houghton

Boat Builders,

  • Jackson Joseph, Brotherton
  • Lake Thomas, Castleford

Booksellers Stationers and Printers,

  • Beckwith James, Salter's row
  • Brown Sarah (stationer only) Market place
  • Elcock Charles, Market place
  • Fox John & Son, Market place

Boot & Shoe Makers,

  • Arundel Jacob, Shoe market
  • Arundel William, Castleford
  • Bell Thomas, Roper gate
  • Birkby Thomas, Northgate
  • Bramham James, Knottingley
  • Brown Ann, Shoe market
  • Brown George, Beast fair
  • Bunt John, Castleford
  • Carter James, Northgate
  • Dodsworth James, Roper gate
  • Hick Jonathan, Glass Houghton
  • Hilton Joseph, Knottingley
  • Hopkinson George, Taylor's yard, Market place
  • Lea Thomas, Market place.,
  • Makin Richard, Market place
  • Rutter Joseph, Salter's row
  • Rylah George, Ferry bridge
  • Smith Robert, Yard, Market place
  • Steel William, Beast fair
  • Thompson William, Bridge
  • Tomlinson George, top of Beast fair
  • Walton Benjamin, Castleford
  • Wilcock William, Tanshelf
  • Wilson Henry, Roper gate

Braziers & Tinmen,

  • England Ann, Market place
  • Eyre Thomas, top of Beast fair
  • Nouns Thomas, Market place
  • Thompson Ann, Beast fair


  • Boys Samuel, Baxter gate
  • England & Taylor, Paradise hill
  • Hardy John, Ferrybridge
  • Heseltine Thomas, Gilly gate
  • Moody Francis, Northgate
  • Moody John, Horse fair


  • Brook Thomas, Glass Houghton
  • Burkinshaw George, Horse fair
  • Butter field John, Glass Houghton
  • Colquhoun Alexander, Castleford
  • Cooper Benjamin, Newgate
  • Hill Richard, Brotherton
  • Hirst John, Castleford
  • Johnson Thomas, Brotherton
  • Langhorn John, Castleford
  • Lodge William, Horse fair
  • Palgrave Robert & Christopher Roper gate
  • Pearson Henry, Castleford
  • Robinson William, Brotherton
  • Simpson Thomas, Castleford
  • Tasker Joseph, Marketplace
  • Watts Hannah, Castleford
  • Wheatley Thomas, Middle row
  • Wood Jonathan, Castleford

Butter Factors,

  • Norfolk Thomas, Shoe market
  • Phillips John, Roper gate


  • Burton John, Tanshelf
  • Norfolk Thomas, Shoe market
  • Pottage George, Market place
  • Spink Joseph Inn, Salter's row
  • Wilson Ann, Beast Fair

China, Glass & Earthenware Dealers,

  • Berry Richard, Marketplace
  • Fisher Elizabeth, (earthen ware) Shoe mkr
  • Knowles Sarah, Shoe market

Chymists & Druggists,

  • Bell Henry John, Knottingley
  • Brice James, Market place
  • Dauber Robert, Horse fair
  • Fox William, Beast fair
  • Parkinson William, Market place
  • Swallow Matthew, Corn market
  • Whaley Thomas Gooddy, Castleford,

Clothes Brokers,

  • Horner Abraham (and toy dealer) Roper gate
  • Wilson Edward, Wool market


  • Bradbury John, Shoe market
  • Foster Thomas, Beast fair
  • Hall Benjamin, Market place


  • Bilbrough William, Beast fair
  • Hall John, Yard, Market place
  • Sadler Richard, Horse fair

Corn & Flour Dealers,

  • Gelder William, Horse fair
  • Hall John, Castleford
  • Hirst William, Roper gate
  • Walshaw Thomas, Salter's row

Corn Millers,

  • Beevers William, Ferrybridge
  • Heppenstall Thomas, Castleford
  • Laycock James, Brotherton
  • Nicholson Charles, Ferrybridge
  • Nodder John, St. Thomas's Mill
  • Nodder Thomas, Knottingley road
  • Pease Mary, Union Mill
  • Popplewell John, Ferry bridge
  • Ramsden Joseph, Castleford Mills
  • Womack Richard, Button park, Tanshelf
  • Wyvill William, Knottingley & Brotherton

Curriers and Leather Cutters,

  • Atkinson Joseph, Knottingley
  • Fryer & Warrington, Horse fair
  • Robson James, Middle row
  • Winterbottom Richard, Castle chain


  • Millet John, Horse fair
  • Smith Edward, Beast fair
  • Wilson Ann, Beast fair


  • Purslove James, Lower Bailey gate
  • Thwaites Thomas, Upper Bailey gate

Fire, &c. Office Agents,

  • County, Francis Osburn Roper gate
  • Phoenix, Richard Chambers, Roper gate
  • Protector (fire) & Crown (life) Charles Elcock, Market place
  • Royal Exchange, John Fox and Son, Market place
  • Sun, Thomas Lea, Market place

Gardeners & Seedsmen,

  • Balmforth Thomas, Ramsden's yard
  • Hunter Timothy, Hemp cross
  • Oxley, Hanks, Thomas & Co (and nurserymen) Corn market
  • Pinder Joseph, Yards Market place
  • Scholey Joseph, Beast fair

Glove & Breeches Makers,

  • Brook Matthew, Yard, Market place
  • Thwaite Thomas, Bailey gate

Grocers & Tea Dealers,

  • Briggs John, Knottingley,
  • Carter William, Ferrybridge
  • Dawson Matthew, Corn market
  • Donbavand Benjamin, Beast fair
  • Dunhill Ruth, Horse fair
  • Dunlop Thomas, Knottingley
  • Dunlop Thomas, Market place
  • England Elizabeth, Knottingley
  • Firth Thomas, Market place
  • Hoyland John, Brotherton & Knottingley
  • Hunter Timothy, Hemp cross
  • Knight Samuel, Market place
  • Norfolk Thomas, Shoe-market gate
  • Phillips Jonathan, (& coffee roaster) Roper gate
  • Shilito & Robson, Market place
  • Spivey John, Market place
  • Ullathorne & Routledge, Beast fair
  • Whaley Thomas Gooddy, Castleford

Hair Dressers,

  • Beaumont Richard (and perfumer) Market place
  • Holmes John, Castleford
  • Jackson George, Thomas, Roper gate
  • Mountain John, Corn market
  • Rhodes Hurst Thomas, Salter's row

Hat Manufacturers,

  • Addingley Samuel, Market place
  • Atley George, Yard, Market place
  • Poskitt William, (Salter) Bridge
  • Rishworth James, Horse fair
  • Sutcliffe Thomas, Market place


  • Dickinson Henry, Marketplace
  • Higgins William, Shoe market
  • Walker Joseph, Shoe market


  • Angel, William Atkinson, Ferrybridge
  • Greyhound, Samuel Rusby, Ferrybridge
  • New Elephant, John Harrison, Market place
  • Red Lion, John Tute, Market place
  • Star, William Arton, Market place
  • Swan, Samuel Twaites, Ferrybridge


  • England Ann, Market place
  • Thompson Ann, Beast fair
  • Walton Thomas, Market plate


  • Arnold John, Knottingley
  • Athorn John, Horse fair
  • Barber Joseph, Shoe market
  • Barber Thomas, jun. Church lane
  • Barker William, Lower Bailey gate
  • Carr Henry, Church lane
  • Carr Thomas, Market place
  • Carr Thomas, jun. top of Beast fair
  • Clough Joseph, top of Beast fair
  • Craggs William; Back lane
  • Dickenson James, Horse fair
  • Foster Thomas, Horse fair
  • Freer John (& block shaker) Knottingley
  • Holmes John (and boat builder) Knottingley
  • Marshall Dorothy, Horse fair
  • Marshall William, Northgate
  • Nettleton Thomas, North gate
  • Pease John, Roper gate
  • Pease Midgley, Booths
  • Robinson John, Knottingley
  • Rusby James, Back lane
  • Sutcliff Abraham, Brotherton
  • Sykes Samuel, Mill hill
  • Turpin Thomas, Castleford
  • Wright Benjamin, Horse fair
  • Wright James, Brotherton

Lime Merchants & Burners,

  • Acaster Thomas, Brotherton
  • Atkinson Thomas, jun. Knottingley
  • Bowen John, Smith halls
  • Brees William, Knottingley
  • Burland William, Brotherton
  • Cawthorn James, Knottingley
  • Haxby John, Brotherton
  • Jackson Thomas, Brotherton & Knottingley
  • Jenkinson John, Brotherton
  • Lofthouse Mark, Brotherton
  • Long Robert, Knottingley
  • Maw Samuel, Knottingley
  • Moorhouse William, jun. Knottingley
  • Pickard John, Knottingley
  • Prince John, Castleford
  • Senior & Hardy, Knottingley
  • Shepherd John, Brotherton
  • Shillito John, Knottingley
  • Stacey John, Knottingley
  • Watson Edward & William Peter, Brotherton
  • Westerby Richard, Brotherton
  • Woodhall Anthony, Brotherton

Linen & Woollen Drapers,

  • Dibb John, Market place
  • Dunlop Thomas, Market place
  • Dunlop Thomas, Knottingley
  • England Elizabeth, Knottingley
  • Gill Thomas, Brotherton
  • Hartley John, Market place
  • Holme James, Market place
  • Jenkinson Mary & Son, Brotherton
  • Morley Jane, Brotherton
  • Morley Sarah, Knottingley
  • Robertshaw John, Salter's row
  • Robinson James, Market place
  • Ullathorne & Routlidge, Beast fair
  • Vant George Henry, Beast fair
  • Walker Robert, Knottingley
  • Wilson John, Knottingley
  • Wood James, Market place

Liquorice Dealers,

  • Barratt James, Roper gate
  • Dunhill Francis & William, Horse fair
  • Dunhill Richard & Thomas, Horse fair
  • Firth Thomas, Market place
  • Osburn Francis (& sub-distributer of stamps) Roper gate


  • Barker Francis, Tanshelf
  • Barker John, Horse fair
  • Barker Thomas, North street
  • Batty Paul, Castle chain
  • Carr John, Glass Houghton
  • Fox Thomas, Bailey gate
  • Hick William, Tanshelf
  • Hurst Eli & John, Tanshelf
  • Hurst Samuel, Horse fair
  • Hurst William, Tanshelf
  • Hutchinson Matthew, Monk hill
  • Moxon William, Horse fair
  • Purslove William, Tanshelf
  • Smith Walker, Brotherton
  • Spink Edward, Baghill lane
  • Winn Rowland, Carleton

Milliners & Dress Makers,

  • Beaumont Mary, Market place
  • Blenkhorne Mary, Roper gate
  • France Mary, Roper gate
  • Halfpenny Jane, Bridge
  • Jackson Isabella, Roper gate
  • M'Dowall Ann, Horse fair
  • Taylor Mary, Market place

Music Dealers,

  • Hargrave John, Horse fair
  • Hill Thomas, Tanshelf court

Nail Manufacturers,

  • Booth George Butler, Wool market
  • Hargave Joseph, Trinitys
  • Walton Thomas, Market place

Painters--House, Sign, &c,

  • Blenkhorne George, Roper gate
  • Clark John (& glider) Horse fair
  • Martin George, Salter's row
  • Stewart Samuel, (& gilder) Corn market

Plumbers & Glaziers,

  • Barker William, Horse fair
  • Ingham David, Market place
  • Nunns William, Market place
  • Ramsden Thomas, Market place
  • Scholey John, Beast fair
  • Stillings William, jun. Ferrybridge
  • Stillings William, sen. Knottingley

Porter Dealers,

  • Berry John, Market place
  • Gill Thomas, Market place
  • Rhodes Edward, Salter's row


  • Cawthorn Joseph, Old Vicarage house
  • Fletcher Isaac, Castleford

Rag Merchants,

  • Addingley Samuel; Market place
  • Dawson Matthew, Corn market
  • Prince William, Shoe market

Rope and Twine Makers,

  • Acaster Thomas, Brotherton
  • Dickinson Thomas, Beast fair.
  • Longley Jonathan, Castleford
  • Moorhouse William, jun. Knottingley
  • Vickers George, Roper gate


  • Dawson William, Knottingley
  • Elliott William, Beast fair
  • Jameson Richard Scott, Market place
  • Nicholson Samuel, Bridge
  • Pease William, Ferrybridge
  • Smith George, Marketplace
  • Smith Kirkman, Corn market
  • Sudbury Thomas, Beast fair
  • Williamson William, Beast fair

Shopkeepers & Dealers in Sundries,

  • Armitage William, Horse fair
  • Austerby William, Brotherton
  • Barratt James, Roper gate
  • Baumforth Thomas, Beast fair
  • Charlesworth George, top of Beast fair
  • Colby Thomas, Horse fair
  • Crowder John, Glass Houghton
  • Dickons George, Roper gate
  • Gelder William, Horse fair
  • Hewitt William, Castleford
  • Hirst John, Castleford
  • Hoyland Grace, Knottingley
  • Johnson William, Glass Houghton
  • Kemp Matthew, Castleford
  • Longstaff John, Brotherton
  • Milner Joseph, Brotherton
  • Norfolk John, Brotherton
  • Nunns John, Market place
  • Prince William, Shoe market
  • Pye William, Brotherton
  • Saul Michael, Knottingley
  • Taylor George, Castleford
  • Westerby John, Glass Houghton
  • Wilson Thomas, Castleford

Silversmiths & Jewellers,

  • Berry Richard, Market place
  • Farrer Benjamin, Beast fair
  • Farrer Joshua, Beast fair
  • Taylor Thomas Lee, Market place

Stay Makers,

  • Balmforth James, Newgate
  • Bentley Sarah, Yard, Market place
  • Jameson Maria, Market place

Stone Masons,

  • Plowes William, Tanshelf
  • Sykes Philip Street, Horse fair
  • Sykes William, (& flag dealer) Castleford

Straw Hat Makers,

  • Baines Eleanor, Beast fair
  • Clough Ann, top of Beast fair
  • Clough Ann & Elizabeth, Roper gate
  • Heselton Ann, Taylor's yd; Market place
  • M'Dowall Ann, Horse fair
  • Makin Elizabeth, Beast fair
  • Simpson Jane, Castleford
  • Westerby Elizabeth, Beast fair


  • Bywater William, Knottingley
  • Clack Thomas, Knottingley
  • Long Edward, Knottingley
  • Muscroft James, Horse fair
  • Oxley Charles, Horse fair
  • Pickering Ann, Brotherton
  • Priestley Benjamin, Castleford
  • Smith Robert, Market place
  • Thompson John, Market place
  • Twaites Robert, Knottingley
  • Wales Joseph Chapman, Brotherton

Marked thus * are Drapers also.

  • Armitage John, Horse-fair
  • Barham William, top of Beast fair
  • Beckitt William, Castleford
  • *Brown Daniel; Beast fair
  • Etherington Joseph, Castleford
  • *Glew John, Ferrybridge
  • *Haigh John, Roper gate
  • *Hinchliffe John, Ferrybridge
  • Owen Thomas, Castleford
  • *Shirtcliff Edward, Market place
  • *Smith Thomas, Knottingley
  • Sutcliffe John, Brotherton
  • Whitehead William, Northgate
  • Wilkinson John, Ferrybridge
  • Williamson David, Horse fair

Tallow Chandlers,

  • Green George, Market place
  • Holme William, Church lane
  • Shilito & Robson, Market place

Taverns & Public Houses,

  • Bay Horse, William Taylor, Knottingley
  • Bee Hive, Samuel Glover, Market place
  • Black Bull, Joseph Hatfield, Law road
  • Black Moor's Head, John Robinson, Corn market
  • Blue Bell, John Atkinson, Yard, Roper gate
  • Buck, Ann Pickering, Knottingley
  • Cherry Tree, John Brown, Knottingley
  • Corporation Arms, Jonathan Furniss, Salter's row
  • Crept Horse, Jacob Arundel, Shoe market
  • Cross Keys, George Haigh, Shoe market
  • Cross Swords, Joseph Spink, sen. Salter's row
  • Crown & Anchor, Dor. Denton, Beast fair
  • Cup, Francis Stone, Knottingley
  • Curriers' Arms, John Grant, Shoe market
  • Dog, Sarah Hepworth, Knottingley
  • Dolphin, Betty Brown, Horse fair
  • Duke of York, William Smithson, Knottingley
  • Fox, Elizabeth Marshall, Bailey gate
  • George & Dragon, William Brunyard, Castleford
  • Golden Ball, James Rhodes, Horse fair
  • Golden Lion, Benjamin Myers, Ferrybridge
  • Green Dragon, Luke White, Corn market
  • Greyhound, Samuel Atkinson, Knottingley
  • Greyhound, John Charlesworth, Beast fair
  • Griffin, Richard Watson, Castleford
  • Hope & Anchor, George Gelder, Horse fair
  • Hope & Anchor, Henry Midgley, Brotherton
  • Horse & Jockey, Jeremiah Carter, Brotherton
  • Horse Shoes, William Wheatley, Corn market
  • Jolly Sailor, Edward Spence, Knottingley
  • King's Arms, Thomas Barber, sen. 1 Church lane
  • Lamb, William T. Danbrook, Knottingley
  • Letters, Frances Ord, Knottingley
  • Malt Shovel, George Cartner, Beast fair
  • Malt Shovel, George Oldroyd, Glass Houghton
  • Mexborough Arms, George Parker, Castleford
  • Nag's Head, Thomas Davison, Roper gate
  • Nelson, William Pearson, Castleford
  • Old Castle, Richard Dunhill, Horse fair
  • Old Elephant, William Gill, Salter's row
  • Ordnance Arms, Robert Harrison, Salter's row
  • Pine Apple, --- --- Baxter gate
  • Punch Bowl, Henry Savage, Brotherton
  • Ramsden's Arms, George Brooke, Beast fair
  • Red Lion, George Hall, Knottingley
  • Rising Deer, Isaac Shaw, Tanshelf
  • Rising Sun, William Miller, Knottingley
  • Robin Hood and Little John, Mark Pearson, Tanshelf
  • Royal Oak, James Burton, Knottingley
  • Royal Oak, Midgley Pease, Booths
  • Ship, John Hodgson, Brotherton
  • Ship, John Robinson, Knottingley
  • Ship Inn, Thomas Parkinson, Castleford
  • Spangled Bull, William Dixon, North gate
  • Spangled Bell, Sarah Thornton, Castleford
  • Starkie's Arms, William R. Shepherd, Church lane
  • Swan Inn, Joseph Atkinson, Knottingley
  • Three Horse Shoes, John Laidman, Ferrybridge
  • Three Horse Shoes, Maria Sanderson, Brotherton
  • Travellers, Charles Rhodes, Glass Houghton
  • Travellers Inn, Jonathan Atkinson Knottingley
  • Turk's Head, Robert Arundall, Gillygate
  • Wagon & Horses, Thomas Laidman, Knottingley
  • Wellington, Joseph Butterfield, Brotherton
  • Wellington Arms, William Watson, Horse fair
  • Wheel, Ann Haigh, Tanshelf
  • White Swan, Philip Street Sykes, Horse fair
  • Windmill, Thomas Waite, Hemp cross
  • Woodman, John Athorn, Horse fair
  • Woodman, William Horn, Park corner

Timber Merchants,

  • Barwick Thomas, Ferrybridge
  • Rayner William, Ferrybridge
  • Sykes Samuel (& builder) Mill hill

Veterinary Surgeons,

  • Morville John, North street
  • Peech John Darcy, top of Beast fair
  • Pike William, Baxter gate
  • Wood William, Corn market

Watch & Clock Makers,

  • Bevy Richard, Market place
  • Booth George Butler, Wool market
  • Brown Michael, Booths
  • Farrer Benjamin, Beast fair
  • Farrer Joshua, Beast fair
  • Fordham John, Knottingley
  • Robertshaw John, Northgate
  • Taylor Thomas Lee, Market place


  • Armitage Thomas, Glass Houghton
  • Barker William, Bailey gate
  • Blackburn John, Castleford
  • Burley John, Knottingley
  • Dixon George, Brotherton
  • England Matthew, Castleford
  • Mountain John, Tanshelf
  • Smith John, Roper gate
  • Walker Henry, Castleford

White & Gunsmiths,

  • Burland Robert, Yard, Market place
  • Portlock John, Market place
  • Ratcliff George, Shoe market
  • Ratcliff John, Market place
  • Sturman William, Corn market

Wine & Spirit Merchants,
(See also Porter Dealers.)

  • Berry John, Market place
  • Brice James, Market place
  • Gill Thomas (spirit and British wines) Market place
  • Handley Joseph, Beast fair
  • Parker William, Horse fair
  • Popplewell Richard & Co. Market place
  • Rhodes Edward, Salter's row

Woollen Drapers,

  • Poskitt William, Bridge
  • Rideal David, Market place
  • Silverwood Catherine, Shoe market

Worsted Manufacturers,

  • Caster L. Monk hill
  • Pollard Joshua, Bridge
  • Pollard William, Horse fair
  • Walker Joseph, Shoe market


  • Addy Godfrey, tanner, Tanshelf
  • Alderson George, coach proprietor, Ferrybridge
  • Armitage Joseph, accountant, Yard, Market place
  • Ashton Joseph, coal dealer, Castleford
  • Atkinson William, marine store dlr. Knottingley
  • Beckwith Benjamin, master of workhs. Horse fair
  • Bevitt William, iron & brass founder, Roper gate
  • Carr Henry, appraiser, Church lane
  • Crabtree James, clerk of St. Botolph's, Knottingley
  • Dawson Ann, fishmonger, Market place
  • Foster Joseph, sheriff's officer, Jubilee place
  • Freer William, sail maker Knottingley
  • Fryer John, wire worker, Baxter gate
  • Gaggs, Carter & Co. brewers, Knottingley
  • Glover Samuel, carver & gilder
  • Hall John, mail contractor, Ferrybridge
  • Hargrave Jonathan, clerk of St. Giles', Horse fair
  • Hartley Barnard, architect, Roper gate
  • Hayes John, tobacco pig, maker, Butts
  • Rawson John, furrier, Horse fair
  • Robinson John, willow mcht. Ferrybridge
  • Sales William, cork cutter, top of Beast fair
  • Smith Alfred, land surveyor & engineer, Brotherton
  • Standidge ---, artist, Horse fair
  • Swallow Sarah, child bed linen warehouse, top of Beast fair
  • Twaites Samuel, coach proprietor, Ferrybridge
  • Whardall William, turner, Newgate
  • Wilkinson Thomas, high constable for the
  • division of Osgoldcross, Castle house


  • To London, the Royal Mail (from Glasgow) calls at the Star Inn, Pontefract, every morning at ten-the Royal Mail (from Edinburgh) calls at the Angel Inn, Ferrybridge, every morning at half-past 9 - the Union (from Leeds) calls at the New Elephant, Pontefract, every afternoon at a quarter before four -the Highflyer (from Edinburgh) calls at the Angel Inn, every morning at half past six-the Wellington (from York) calls at the Golden Lion, every evening at seven-the Rockingham. (from Lees) calls at the Greyhound Inn, every forenoon at eleven-and the, Express (from York) calls at the same Inn, every day at twelve; all go through Doncaster.
  • To Carlisle, see Leeds, &c.
  • To Doncaster, see London.
  • To Edinburgh, the Royal Mail (from London) calls at the Angel Inn, every afternoon at half-past three-and the Highflyer, calls at the same Inn, every morning at half-past six.
  • To Glasgow, the Royal Mail (from London) calls at the Star Inn, every afternoon at half-past three.
  • To Goole, the George IV. (from Leeds) calls at the Star, every morning at 7.
  • To Heals Worth, a Car for passengers, from the Crown and Anchor, every Saturday afternoon at four.
  • To Knottingley, the Union (from Wakefield) calls at the Star Inn, every morning at six.
  • To Leeds, the George IV. (from Goole. calls at the Star Inn, daily, according to the tide-the Union from London) calls at the New Elephant Inn, every morning at a quarter before seven-the Rockingham, calls at the Greyhound Inn, every afternoon at one-- a Car, from the Rising Deer, every morning at eight o'clock.
  • To Leeds, Newcastle-On-Tyne and Carlisle, the Express (from London) calls at the Greyhound Inn, every morning at Six.
  • To Wakefield, the Union (from Knottingley) calls at the Star Inn, every day on the arrival of the Fly Boat from Goole-and a Car, from the Crown and Anchor, every Saturday afternoon at 4.


  • To London John Jackson, from the Malt Shovell, Beast fair, daily-and Smith, Pettifor and Cragg, from the Golden Lion, every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday; go through Doncaster.
  • To Barnsley, Bennet, from the Crown and Anchor, every Sunday and Wednesday-and Thomas Foster, from the Beast fair every Friday.
  • To Castleford, John Holmes, from the Black Moor's Head, every Saturday
  • To Doncaster, see London and Sheffield.
  • To Knottingley, see Selby.
  • To Leeds, John Jackson and Co. from the Malt Shovel, Beast fair, daily.
  • To Selby, Thomas Bolton & John Longfield, from the Green Dragon, every Saturday-and William Dove, sen. from the Beast fair, every Monday & Thursday; go through Knottingley.
  • To Sheffield, Ann Dawson, from the Market-place, every Wednesday and Sunday morning; goes thro' Doncaster.
  • To Wakefield, William Dove, jun, from Newgate, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday-and J. & T. Wriglesworth, from the Green Dragon, every Saturday.
  • To York, Ann Dawson, from the Market-place, and Smith, Pettifor & Cragg, from the Golden Lion, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Conveyance By Water,

  • To London and the east coast, by way of Hull, Benjamin Myers' Vessels, from Ferrybridge, and William Moorhouse's, jun. Vessels, from Knottingley.
  • To Goole, the Aire and Calder Co.'s Fly Boats from Ferrybridge, and John Moody's Fly Packet, from Knottingley, daily.
  • To Hull and Goole, Buckley, Kershaw and Co.'s Fly Boats, from Ferrybridge, daily.
  • To Manchester and Liverpool, Buckley, Kershaw and Co. from Ferrybridge, daily.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson. ©2003