The Earle & Welford Families of Yorkshire, England 1268 - 1911
The Earle & Welford Families       of Yorkshire, England               1268 - 1911

Earle Family of Bolton-on-Swale

St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth

 

Baptism – 30th September 1731

Mary daughter of John Lobley

 

Marriage – 1st August 1756

Banns of marriage between William Earle[1] of Housebridge in the parish of East Witton and Mary Lobley of Thoralby in the parish of Aysgarth were published in the parish church of Aysgarth aforesaid on the 4th, 11th and 18th July 1756 and the said two persons were also married on ye first day of August following by me John Dupont, vicar

Marriage Register, St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth

Lund's Chapel, Thoralby?

 

Baptism – 1757

Francis son of William Erle

 

Chapter Note

 

The parish register for Bolton-on-Swale record the burials of John Whitlin of Uckerby Mill on 22nd June 1755 and Margaret his wife of the same place on 22nd October 1758. William and Mary Earle moved from Housebridge in East Witton in to Uckerby Mill sometime shortly thereafter. Maybe Francis, their first born son, was baptised in the little chapel at Thoralby, it would explain the absence of any baptismal record for Francis either at Aysgarth or Bolton-on-Swale

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 22nd July 1759

John son of William Erle of Uckerby Mill

 

Baptism – 25th January 1761

Ann daughter of William Erle of Uckerby Mill

 

Baptism – 4th July 1762

William son of William Erle of Uckerby Mill

Baptism Register, St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 1st July 1764

Thomas son of William Erle of Kiplin

 

Court of Kings Bench Westminster

 

William Earle vs Thomas Williams– 28th November 1765

Yorkshire - (to wit) Thomas Williams at the suit of William Earle judgement signed herein as certified by Edw’d Benson justice for Thos. Owens Exq’r Secondary of his Majesty Court of Kings Bench at Westminster the twenty eighth day of November one thousand seven hundred and sixty five for one hundred and ten pounds debt and sixty three shillings costs.

The above is a true copy of an entry of a Memorial registered at Northallerton the fourth day of December seventeen hundred and sixty five at nine in the forenoon in book A, page 106 and number 427

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 12th January 1766

Mary daughter of William Erle of Uckerby

 

Baptism – 29th January 1766

Elizabeth Goodburn

 

Baptism – 1st November 1767

Elizabeth daughter of William Erle of Kiplin

 

Burial – 11th January 1768

Ann Lobley[2] of Kiplin

 

Baptism – 16th May 1769

Christopher son of William Erle of Kiplin

 

Richmond Quarter Sessions Meeting Minutes (page 235)

 

17th January 1771

William Earle paid £40 for a license to badge[3] corn at Kiplin

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 1st October 1774

Ann daughter of William Erle of Kiplin

 

Northallerton County Record Office

 

Thomas Smith &c to William Earle &c – 14th & 15th July 1777

A MEMORIAL of Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the fourteenth and fifteenth days of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven. The Lease made or mentioned to be made between Thomas Smith the elder of Sunderland near the sea in the County of Durham, gentleman, late husband of Deborah Smith deceased who was daughter of Deborah Wilson late of Sunderland aforesaid, widow deceased; Thomas Smith the younger of the same place, coal fitter, the younger son of the said Thomas Smith the elder by the said Deborah, late his wife; William Davison of Bishop Wearmouth in the said County of Durham, master mariner and Timothy Parsons of Sunderland aforesaid, woolcomber, eldest brother and heir of Elizabeth Parsons late of Sheffield in the County of York, spinster, deceased who was the daughter of Elizabeth Parsons late of the City of York, widow, deceased who was one of daughters of Elizabeth Todd late of the City of York, widow also deceased of the one part and John Newsom of Bromton in the parish of Northallerton in the County of York, gentleman and Charles Wilkin of Northallerton aforesaid, gentleman of the other part. And the Release being of nine parts and made or mentioned to be made between the said Thomas Smith, the elder and Thomas Smith the younger of the first part, the said William Davison of the second part, Thomas Wells of Bishop Wearmouth aforesaid, gentleman and Deborah Wells his wife and Elizabeth Smith also the two daughters of the said Thomas Smith the elder by the said Deborah late his wife of the third part; the said Timothy Parsons of the fourth part; William Earle of Uckerby in the parish of Catterick in the County of York, miller of the fifth part; Elizabeth Wilkin of Northallerton aforesaid, widow of the sixth part; the said John Newsam and Charles Wilkin of the seventh part; Cornelius Wilson of the eighth part and Thomas Walker of Brompton aforesaid, gentleman of the ninth part. And both of and concerning all those several freehold closes or parcels of ground late called or known by the several names of Bowman Leys and Summer Ground late called or known by the several names of the over Beck Land containing together by estimation thirty nine acres, two roods and ten perches and situate or being in the town, township or territories of Scorton aforesaid and now in the occupation of Thomas Rudd as tenant or farmer thereof together with all and singular the appurtenances which said Indentures as to the due execution thereof by he said Thomas Smith, Thomas Smith the younger, William Davison, Thomas Wells, Deborah Wells, Timothy Parsons, William Earle and Cornelius Wilson are witnessed by Thomas Colling of Sunderland aforesaid, gentleman and William Wailes of Northallerton aforesaid, gentleman.

 

Derbyshire County Record Office, Ref: D258/17/32/50)

 

Payment of Rents by Uckerby & Ricknall Tenants 11th April 1778

William Earle enclosed a draft for £140 to be placed on the credit of his account for 15 years rent at Uckerby and enquired when the leases would be engrossed

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: BM/246/380

 

Thomas Williams to William Earle– 12th May 1778

THIS INDENTURE made the twelfth day of May in the eighteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland – King, defender of the faith in and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight. Between Thomas Williams late of Middleton Tyas in the County of York but now of Tregow in the County of Cornwall, Smelter of the one part and William Earle late of Kiplin, but now of Uckerby in the said County of York, Miller of the other part. Whereas the hereditaments and premises herein after mentioned to be hereby assigned for the residue of a certain term of one thousand years thereof demised and granted (amongst other premises) by Sir Francis Bointon, Knight by Indenture dated on or about the tenth day of June one thousand six hundred and fifty two to Samuel Peart, Gentleman therein named, his executors, administrators and assigns do now by several mesne, assignments or other acts remain legally vested in the said William Earle as mortgagee in possession thereof at and under the annual rent of three pence, part of the rent of six pence reserved by the said indenture. Subject nevertheless to redemption by the said Thomas Williams his executors, administrators or assigns. And whereas by an account this day stated and settled by and between the said William Earle and Thomas Williams there appears to be justly due and owing from him the said Thomas Williams to the said William Earle for principal and interest on mortgage of the said premises hereinafter mentioned to be hereby assigned for repairs of the said premises and for principal interest and costs on a judgement obtained by the said William Earle against the said Thomas Williams signed in the Court of King Bench on or about the twenty eighth day of November one thousand seven hundred and sixty five and also for monies from time to time paid, laid out and expended to and for his use and at his instance and request the sum of two hundred and twenty three pounds eighteen shillings which he the said Thomas Williams doth hereby owe and acknowledge. And whereas the said Thomas Williams is well satisfied that the said sum of two hundred and twenty three pounds and eighteen shillings so due and owing from him to the said William Earle as aforesaid is the full value of the said mortgaged premises. And therefore it hath been and is agreed by and between the said parties to these presents that the said Thomas Williams should assign and convey the said premises and all his estate, equity of redemption, right, title and interest in to or out of the same unto the said William Earle his executors, administrators and assigns in lieu and full compensation of and for the said sum of two hundred and twenty three pounds eighteen shillings and of all other sum, and sums of money due and owing from the said Thomas Williams to him the said William Earle on any account whatsoever to the day of the date of these presents. And that he the said William Earle should forthwith acknowledge and enter up satisfaction on the said judgement and he hath accordingly this day executed a Warrant of Attorney for that purpose. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration thereof and also for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings of lawful money of Great Britain by the said William Earle to the said Thomas Williams in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged. He the said Thomas Williams hath granted, bargained and assigned, transferred and set over and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said William Earle his executors, administrators and assigns all that new erected messuage and all those several other messuages, cottages, tenements or dwelling house with the garth or garden situate situate behind the same and the stables, buildings and other the appurtenances thereto belonging, situate and being in Middleton Tyas in the County of York and now in the possession of the said William Earle or his tenants and all other the messuages, cottages, hereditaments and premises whatsoever of him the said Thomas Williams situate at Middleton Tyas aforesaid comprised in the said term of one thousand years with their and every their rights and appurtenances. And all the estate, right, title, interest, term and terms of years to come equity of redemption, trust, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said Thomas Williams in to or out of the said hereby assigned premises or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said several messuages, cottages, tenements and dwelling houses, garth or garden hereditaments and all and singular other the premises above mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned with their and every of their rights and appurtenances unto the said William Earle his executors, administrators and assigns from henceforth for and during all the rest, residue and remainder of the said term of one thousand years thereof granted as aforesaid yet to come and unexpired. And for all other the estate, term and interest of the said Thomas Williams in to or out of the same freed and absolutely discharged of and from all provisos for redemption whatsoever. Subject nevertheless to the payment of the said annual rent of three pence and to such other rents (if any such there be) as are due and payable for the said premises. And the said Thomas Williams doth hereby for himself his heirs, executors and administrators covenant, promise and agree to and with the said William Earle his executors, administrators and assigns that he the said Thomas Williams his executors, administrators and all persons claiming or to claim by from or under him or them shall or will at any time or times hereafter make do and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all such further and other lawful and reasonable acts, deeds and things, devises, conveyances, assignments and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better more perfect and absolute granting, assigning and assuring the said hereby assigned premises and every part thereof unto the said William Earle his executors, administrators and assigns for all the residue and remainder which shall be then to come and unexpired of the said term of one thousand years therein as by the said William Earle his executors, administrators or assigns or his or their Council learned in the law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required. In witness thereof the said parties to these presents have hereto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

Thomas Williams

 

On the reverse of the Indenture: -

 

Signed, sealed and delivered being first         }          Sampson George (sworn)

Duly stamped in the presence of us               }          Chris’ Pattinson

 

A memorial of the within written Deed was registered at Northallerton this fifteenth day of May seventeen hundred and seventy eight at two in the afternoon in book BM page 246 and number 380 - Thomas Walton (Deputy Registrar)

 

Thomas Williams to William Earle - An Assignment of Term dated 12th May 1778

 

Court of Kings Bench Westminster

 

William Earle vs Thomas Williams– 5th June 1778

Yorkshire – Judgement in the Kings Bench between William Earle, Plaintiff and Thomas Williams, Defendant for One Hundred and Ten pounds debt and sixty three shillings damages. [Roll 372 of Michaelmas Term 1765 I hereby certify that satisfaction was entered on the Judgement Roll for the above debt and damages in Easter Term last as witness for my hand the fifth day of June 1778

 

St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth

 

Marriage – 6th February 1786

Francis Earle & Elizabeth Metcalf

 

Middleton Tyas Parish Register

 

Marriage – 18th February 1787

Mary Earl & Joseph Richardson

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 26th August 1788

William son of Francis & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby

 

Baptism – 15th August 1790

Mary daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby

 

Baptism –1792

Ellen daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Earle

 

Marriage – 12th May 1794

Elizabeth Earle & John Newton

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Marriage – 2nd June 1794

Thomas Earle & Elizabeth Goodburn

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 30th November 1794

Francis son of Francis & Elizabeth Earle

 

All Saints, Wakefield

 

Baptism – 5th January 1795

Isabella Hardy

 

The Times (London, England)

 

Thursday 10th March 1796

To be sold an undived moiety of a freehold estate at Uckerby, otherwise Oakerby in the parish of Scorton in the North Riding of the County of York, in the several possessions of Francis Earle, Thomas Earle, Joseph Richardson and John Peverell, the entirety thereof contains by estimation 523 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches or thereabouts

 

Also an undivided moiety of an estate, called Ricknall Grange, in the Bishoprick of Durham, held by lease for three lives under the Lord Bishop of Durham at the yearly rent of £25 2s in the several possessions of William Earle, John Walker, George Etherington, Baker Greenwell and John Potts, the entirety whereof contains by estimation 1085 acres, a rood and 25 perches, or thereabouts

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism –1796

John son of Francis & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – 24th July 1796

Mary daughter of Thomas Earle of Uckerby and Elizabeth his wife

 

Baptism – 27th August 1797

William son of Thomas & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby

 

Burial – 2nd December 1797

William son of Thomas & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby

 

Baptism – 20th May 1799

Elizabeth daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby (born 4th May)

 

UK Land Tax Redemption - 1799

 

The Township of Middleton Tyas

William Earle paid 9s for land owned and occupied by himself

 

Uckerby nr Scorton

Francis Earle paid £9 5s 1d for land occupied from Wilkinson Esq.

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 6th August 1801

Ann daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Earle of Uckerby

 

Burial – 4th October 1801

Elizabeth wife of Francis Earle of Uckerby, aged 41 yrs

 

Burial – 4th November 1801

Ann daughter of Francis Earle widower of Uckerby, an infant

 

Memorial Inscription

Here lies the remains of Elizabeth Earle wife of Fr[ancis] Earle of Uckerby who departed this life the fifth day of October 1801 aged 41 year. She was an indulgent wife a tender mother and a good Christian. Farewell o' ever to our hearts so near, to husband, children and to mother dear.     

         

Also Ann Earle daughter of Fr[ancis] and Elizabeth Earle who departed this life the fifth day of November 1801 aged 4 months

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 11th September 1803

Thomas Earle of Uckerby Mill, aged 39 yrs

 

Burial – 11th November 1803

Mary wife of William Earle of Middleton Tyas, aged 72 yrs

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – 19th July 1806

William Earle of this parish, yeoman and Elizabeth Davison of Halnaby Hall in the parish of Croft, spinster were married in this church by license this nineteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and six

Marriage Register, St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

Note

 

From the Indenture transcribed below dated 15th June 1818 it appears 76 year-old widower, William Earle entered into a pre-nuptual agreement with Thomas Davison and his 22 year-old daughter, Elizabeth on the day prior to his marriage promising Elizabeth his property in Middleton Tyas upon his decease in return for her marrying him. Clearly this was not a marriage for love, certainly not of the part of Elizabeth who was quick to re-marry after William died a few years later and maybe even had a relationship with George Swinbank prior to William’s demise (see 1851 census for more information on Elizabeth)

 

Judging by the shaky signature entered in the parish marriage copied above, perhaps William was not in the best of health, either physically or mentally, at the time of the marriage. Especially when considering how neat and steady his signature was in 1756 when he married at Aysgarth (see above). By 1817 when William set out his last will and testament he could only sign the document with a cross

 

Yorkshire Election 1807

 

Middleton Tyas, page 128

William Earle, yeoman recorded as voting for Wilberforce

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – 13th December 1815

Mary Earle, of this parish & William Harrison of Middleton Tyas - by license witnessed by Elizabeth Earle, William Earle, John Wilkinson and Francis Jacques

 

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

Francis Earle, Farmer of Uckerby, 1814 (WYAS Leeds, Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Francis Earle of Uckerby in the County of York farmer. I give, devise and bequesth unto my son William Earle all my lands, tenements and herditaments situate lying and being in the township, precincts or territories of Scorton or elsewhere in the County of York with the appurtenances and all my interest in the farm in my occupation and also in the farm which I have lately taken of Mr Crowe of Kiplin and all my stock upon the said farms or one of them Husbandry Geer Monies out at interest and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of mature quality or kind soever. TO HOLD the same and every part thereof unto my said son William Earle his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns for ever to and for his and their own absolute use, benefit and disposal he or they paying thereout or out of some part thereof all my just debts, funeral expenses and the expenses of the Probate of this my Will and also the following legacies or sums of money (that is to say). To each of my sons and daughters, Mary Earle, Francis Earle, John Earle and Elizabeth Earle - Seven Hundred Pounds a piece to be paid to such of them who shall have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease at the end of six calendar months from and after my death and to such of them who have not attained that age when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years with interest after the rate of five pounds for each one hundred pounds from my death (income or property tax deducted). And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son William Earle sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and make void all former and other Will, or Wills by me at any time theretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen

 

Signed, sealed, published and declared

by the said Testator, Francis Earle as
and
for his last Will and Testament in the

presence of us who at his request and in

hi presence and in the presence of each

other have subscribed our names as

witnesses thereto

 

R Pybus

J Willington

Mary Metcalf

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 26th April 1816

Francis Earl of Uckerby aged 58 by Wm. Bowe officiating minister

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Francis Earle who departed this life April 23rd 1816 aged 59 years

 

Also Mary Metcalf wife of William Metcalf of Aysgarth and mother of Elizabeth Earle wife of Francis Earle of Uckerby who died December 15th 1825 aged 95 years

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Probate (transcript)

 

Francis Earle, Farmer of Uckerby, (WYAS Leeds, Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

 

20th July 1816 - On which day personally appeared before me William Earle the Executor within named and was sworn duly to administer the goods, chattels and credits of the within named Testator and that they did not at the decease to the best of his knowledge amount to the sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds

 

C. Goodwill - Surrogate

 

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

William Earle, Yeoman of Middleton Tyas, 1817 (WYAS, Leeds, Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Earle of Middleton Tyas in the county of York, Yeoman. I confirm the settlement made previous to my marriage with my wife Elizabeth Earle who before her marriage with me was called Elizabeth Davison whereby she, my said wife is entitled to my leasehold messuages, cottages and tenements situate and being at Middleton Tyas aforesaid with the gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging from and after my decease for and during the term of her natural life. And subject thereto I give, devise and bequeath after the death of my said wife all the same messuages, cottages, tenements and premises with their appurtenaces and all my estate reversion term for years and interest therein unto and to the use of my grandson William Earle of Bolton in the said county of York, farmer his executors, administrators and assigns. And subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath all my monies, household goods, furniture & other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said wife Elizabeth Earle whom I do nominate and appoint sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And I do thereby revoke and make void all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.

Signed sealed published and declared by William Earle the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereof: -

 

Wm Pybus

John Heppel

Robert Hedley

 

Note

 

Interestingly, William transfers the benefit of his estate to his grandson William Earle of Bolton-on-Swale upon the death of his wife, Elizabeth thereby cutting out his surviving son William Earl (dyer) of Richmond.

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 13th September 1817

William Earle of Middleton Tyas, aged 87 yrs

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Marriage – 19th January 1818

Elizabeth Earle, widow and George Swinbank [see 1851 census]

 

Proving of Will

 

William Earle, Yeoman of Middleton Tyas (WYAS, Leeds, Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

 

27th May 1818 On which day personally appeared before me Elizabeth Swinbank, late Elizabeth Earle within named (by and with the consent of her husband George Swinbank) and was sworn duly to administer the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the within named Testator and that they did not at his decease to the best of her knowledge and belief amount to the sum of One Hundered Pounds

 

C Readshaw - Surrogate

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AW/31/43

 

George & Elizabeth Swinbank to William Earle &c– 15th June 1818

THIS INDENTURE of three parts made the fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen between George Swinbank of Aycliffe in the County of Durham - butcher and Elizabeth his wife (who before her marriage with him was called Elizabeth Earle and was therefore the wife, and afterwards the widow of William Earle late of Middleton Tyas in the County of York - yeoman deceased) of the first part, Robert Bonner of Halnaby in the said County of York - farmer and Tobias Harrison of Kneeton in the parish of Middleton Tyas aforesaid - farmer of the second part and William Earle now, or late of Bolton in the said County of York, farmer of the third part. Whereas by an Indenture bearing date the eighteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and six and made between the said William Earle – deceased of the first part, Thomas Davison – gentleman of the second part the said Elizabeth Swinbank, then Elizabeth Davison spinster of the third part and the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison of the fourth part (being the settlement made previous to the marriage which was shortly after solemnised between the said William Earle – deceased and the said Elizabeth Swinbank). In consideration of the said then intended marriage and for the other considerations therein mentioned the said William Earle partly thereto did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison their executors, administrators and assigns the messuages or cottages and other the premises hereinafter described and mentioned and intended to be freely assigned with the appurtenance all which premises by indenture of demise bearing date on or about the tenth day of June one thousand six hundred and fifty two were granted and demised (amongst other premises) by Sir Francis Boynton – Knight (therein named) to Samuel Peart, gentleman (therein also named) his executors, administrators and assigns for the term of one thousand years to commence and be completed from the day of the date of the same indenture and which said term as to the said premises thereby assigned by ??? assignments and other said acts had become vested in the said William Earle partly thereto to hold the same unto the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison their executors, administrators and assigns for the residue of the said term of one thousand years and for all other the estate term and interest of the said William Earle (part thereto) therein. Nevertheless upon trust for the said William Earle (party thereto his executors and administrators until the said intended marriage should be had and solemnised and after the solemnisation thereof then in trust to permit and suffer the same William Earle and his assigns during so much of the said term as he should happen to live to receive and take the rents and profits of the said thereby assigned premises to and for his and their own use and uses and after his decease upon further trust in case the said Elizabeth his intended wife should happen to ??? him to permit and suffer her and her assigns to ??? and take the rents and profits of the same premises during so much of the same term as she should happen to live for her and their own use and uses and after the decease of the survivor of them in case there should be any child, or children of the said intended marriage who should live to attain the age of twenty one years then in trust to assign over the said term of one thousand years of and in the said premises unto such child or between or amongst such children if more than one in equal parts or ??? as and when he, she or they should attain the said age of twenty one years and to pay and apply the rents and profits of the same premises in the mean time in the manner therein mentioned. Provided and it was thereby agreed and declared that in case there should be no such child, or children of the said intended marriage being such all of them should happen to be under the age of twenty one years then the said thereby assigned premises should be in trust for the said William Earle (party hereto) his executors, administrators and assigns and should at his or their request be assigned over to him or them accordingly and whereas the said William Earle – deceased duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in ??? the seventeenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and ??? the settlement made provision to his marriage with his wife the said Elizabeth Swinbank, then Elizabeth Earle who before her marriage with him was called Elizabeth Davison. Whereby the said wife was entitled to his leasehold messuage, cottages and tenements situate and being at Middleton Tyas aforesaid with the gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging him and after his decease for and during the term of her natural life and subject thereto he gave, devised and bequeathed after the death of his said wife all the same messuages, cottages, tenements and premises unto and to the use of his grandson the said William Earle party to these presents his executors, administrators and assigns and the said testator did thereby appoint his said wife the executrix of the same will and soon afterwards departed this life without having altered or revoked such will and since his death the same hath been duly proved by the said Elizabeth Swinbank in the Consistory Court of Richmond. And whereas there was no child or children of the said marriage between the said William Earle deceased and the said Elizabeth his wife and whereas she the said Elizabeth lately intermarried with and now the wife of the said George Swinbank and they the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife have contracted and agreed with the said William Earle, party to the presents for the absolute sale to him of the said messuages, cottages, tenements and premises hereinafter mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned with the appurtenances free from all encumbrances for so much of the residue of the said term as she the said Elizabeth Swinbank shall happen to live and for all their and each of their interest therein as well under the said described Testament and Will as otherwise at or for the price or sum of one hundred pounds and whereas the several trusts of the said Indenture of settlement hereinbefore set forth having ended and determined in consequence of such failure of issue as aforesaid and of the said contract or agreement the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison have at the request as well of the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife as of the said William Earle party to these presents agreed to join in the assignment hereby made in the manner hereinafter mentioned. Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful English money by the said William Earle party to these presents to the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife in hand well and truly paid upon or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife do hereby acknowledge and from the same and every part thereof do and each of them doth acquit, release and discharge the same William Earle by these presents and also in consideration of ten shillings of like lawful money by the same William Earle paid to the said Robert Bonner and Thomas Harrison the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison at the request and by the discretion of the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife and William Earle testified by their severally executing these presents. Have and each of them hath (according to their estate and interest in the premises) bargained, sold and assigned and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain, sell and assign and the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife fully and absolutely for so much of the residue of the said term of one thousand years as she the said Elizabeth Swinbank shall happen to live have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, assigned, transferred and set over unto the said William Earle party to these presents his executors, administrators and assigns all the several messuages, cottages or tenements with the stable, shops and other buildings thereto belonging and the garth gardens or orchards behind the same situate, and being at Middleton Tyas aforesaid in a certain place there called the Slough heretofore in the occupation of the said William Earle deceased and of William Baker - the elder and William Baker - the younger, Robert Hedley and William Martin as his tenants and now in the occupation of the said William Martin, Robert Hedley and George Binks and ??? as tenants thereof together with all and singular easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging and appertaining and the ??? and ??? remainder and remainders, rents ??? and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, claim and ??? of them the said George Swinbank and Elizabeth his wife and Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison and any of them of in to or out of the same promises. To have and to hold the said messuages, cottages or tenements, garth, gardens or orchards and premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned with the appurtenances unto the said William Earle party to these presents his executors, administrators and assigns ??? for and during all the residue and remainder by effusion of time yet to come and unexpired of the said term of one thousand years thereof granted as aforesaid and for all other the estate term and interest of the said George Swinbank, Elizabeth his wife, Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison and every of them therein and the said Robert Bonner for himself and his respective heirs, executors and administrators do hereby covenant and declare with and to the said William Earle party to these presents his executors, administrators and assigns that they the said Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison have not made, done, committed or suffered any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever whereby the said premises hereby assigned or any part thereof are, is, can, shall or maybe impeached, charged, affected or anywise encumbered. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

            George Swinbank                               Robert Bonner

            Elizabeth Swinbank                            Tobias Harrison

 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named              }

George Swinbank, Robert Bonner and Tobias Harrison        }         

 

R Pybus (sworn)

 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named               }

Elizabeth Swinbank in the presence of                                }         

 

R Pybus (sworn)

 

Received the day and year first written by us the within named George Swinbank and Elizabeth Swinbank of and from William Earle the party within named the sum of one hundred pounds being the consideration money within expressed to be by him paid to us

 

Witness to the }          R Pybus                       

Signing hereof }          George Swinbank & Elizabeth Swinbank                                                          

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: EE/226/137

 

William Earle to Francis Hartley– 4th September 1818

THIS INDENTURE made the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. Between William Earle late of Bolton, but now of Uckerby in the County of York, Farmer of the one part and Francis Hartley of Middleton Tyas in the said County of York, Esquire of the other part. Whereas Sir Francis Boynton late of Winston cum Barmston in the said County of York, Knight by his Indenture of Lease bearing date on or about the tenth day of June one thousand six hundred and fifty two for the considerations therein mentioned did amongst other things devise, grant and to farm let unto Samuel Peart then of Halnaby in the same County, Gentleman his executors, administrators and assigns one Coalhouse and Garth situate, lying and being within the townships, precincts or territories of Middleton Tyas aforesaid then in the occupation of Robert Lawson to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Samuel Peart his executors, administrators and assigns from the day of making thereof for the term of one thousand years thence next ensuing at and under the yearly rent of six pence payable as therein mentioned. And whereas by divers mesne assignments, wills, letters of administration and other acts valid in the law the messuages, cottages or tenements, garths and premises hereinafter mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned (being parcel of the tenements comprised in the said Indenture of Lease) have become well derived to and legally vested in the said William Earle for the residue of the said term of one thousand years thereof granted as aforesaid. And whereas the said Francis Hartley hath lately contracted and agreed with the said William Earle for the absolute purchase of the said messuages, cottages or tenements, garth and premises hereinafter mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned with the appurtenances free from all encumbrances at or for the price of two hundred and forty pounds. Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and for carrying the same into execution and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty pounds of lawful English money by the said Francis Hartley to the said William Earle in hand well and truly paid upon or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said William Earle doth hereby acknowledge and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit, release and discharge the said Francis Hartley by these presents he the said William Earle hath granted, bargained, sold, assigned, transferred and set over and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns All those several messuages, cottages or tenements with the stables, shops and other buildings thereto belonging and the garth, gardens or orchards behind the same situate and being at Middleton Tyas aforesaid in a certain place there called the Slough heretofore in the occupation of William Earle deceased and of William Dakers the elder and William Dakers the younger, Robert Hedley and William Martin as his tenants and now in the occupation of Robert Hedley, George Binks, William Martin and Ann Davis as tenants thereof. Together with all and singular house and buildings, garths, gardens, orchards, yards, ways, waters, watercourses, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, commons, liberties, privileges, easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages cottages or tenements, garth and premises mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned belonging or in anywise appertaining. And the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, term and terms for years yet to come and unexpired, possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said William Earle party hereto of in to or out of the same premises every or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said messuages cottages or tenements, garth, gardens or orchards and premises herein before mentioned and included to be hereby assigned with their appurtenances unto the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns henceforth for and during all the residue and remainder by effluxion of time yet to come and unexpired of the said term of one thousand years thereof granted as aforesaid and for all other the estate, term and interest of the said William Earle party hereto therein. And the said William Earle party hereto for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators. Doth covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns by these presents in manner following, that is to say that the said hereinbefore recited Indenture of Lease and the said term of one thousand years of and in the said messuages, cottages or tenements, garth and premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned are respectively good and subsisting and valid in the law and not forfeited, surrendered or otherwise determined or become void or voidable. And that he the said William Earle party hereto now hath in himself good right, full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and assign the said messuages, garth and premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned unto the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns in manner aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. And further that he the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns shall and lawfully may from time to time and at all times during the residue yet to come and unexpired of the said term of one thousand years peaceably and quietly enter into, have, hold and enjoy the said messuages, garth and premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned with their appurtenances and receive and take the rents, issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit without the lawful act, suit, hindrance, interruption or denial of the said William Earle party hereto, his executors, administrators and assigns or any person, or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by, from or under or in trust for him or them or by from or under the said William Earle deceased or by or through his their or any of their neglect means default or procurement and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said William Earle party hereto his heirs, executors or administrators will and sufficiently saved, defended, kept harmless and indemnified of from and against all and all manner of former and other estate, titles, troubles, charges and encumbrances whatsoever. And moreover that he the said William Earle party hereto his executors and administrators and all and every other person and persons having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or lawfully or equitably claim any estate, right, title, trust or interest in to or out of the said messuages, garth and premises hereinbefore mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned or any part thereof by from under or in trust for him or them or by from or under the said William Earle deceased shall and will from time to time and at all times during the residue of the said term of one thousand years upon the reasonable request and at the expense of the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns make do and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all such further and other lawful and reasonable acts, deeds, conveyances, assignments and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further and better more perfect and absolute assigning and assuring the same messuages, garth and premises with their appurtenances unto the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators and assigns for and during all the rest, residue and remainder of the said term of one thousand years therein which shall be then to come and unexpired. As by the said Francis Hartley his executors, administrators or assigns or his or their counsel the law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

William Earle 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named      }  R Pybus (sworn)

William Earle (being first duly stamped) in the            }  Wm Pybus

presence of us                                                                         
         

Received the day and year first written by me William Earle the party within named of and from the written named Francis Hartley the sum of two hundred and forty pounds being the consideration money within expressed to be by him paid to me as witness my hand

 

Witness to the             }          R Pybus           Wm Earle                                           

Signing hereof             }          Wm Pybus                                                      

 

Aycliffe, Durham

 

Baptism – 22nd November 1818

Thomas Davison Swinbank son of George & Elizabeth Swinbank 

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – 24th April 1820

Elizabeth Earle & Richard Milburn both of this parish witnessed by Thomas Bonner and Mary Milburn

 

Holy Trinity Church, Wensley

 

Marriage – 26th March 1821

Ellen Earle & John Bell

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – 2nd April 1822

William Earle & Isabella Hardy

 

Baptism – 10th May 1823

William Hardy Earle to William Earle a farmer of Uckerby and mother Isabella (born 24th April 1823)

 

Baptism – 15th May 1826

Thomas Earle to William Earle a farmer of Uckerby and mother Isabella

 

Marriage – 10th June 1826

John Earle & Elizabeth Inman both of this parish witnessed by Wm Earle

 

Baptism – 5th April 1828

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas & Mary Bonner (born 11th March 1828)

 

Baptism – 22nd May 1828

Thomas Inman Earle son of John & Elizabeth farmers from Ellerton (born 24th April 1828)

 

Burial – 5th June 1829

Thomas Earle of Uckerby, aged 4

 

Memorial Inscription

Sacred to the memory of Thomas son of William and Isabella Earle of Uckerby who died June 2nd 1829 aged 4 years (continued 1839 below)

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 28th July 1830

Elizabeth daughter of John & Elizabeth Earle (born 30th June)

 

Baptism – 14th October 1832

Mary Ann daughter of John & Elizabeth Earle

 

The Poll at York, 1834

 

Voters Name: William Earle

Qualification: Freehold Land, Barfs (Scorton)

Residence: Uckerby

Voted For: DW

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 24th June 1835

Francis son of John & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – 15th October 1837

Eleanor daughter of John & Elizabeth Earle

 

Names of Shareholders of Joint Stock Banks Registered in March 1838

 

Swaledale & Wensleydale Banking Co.

John Earle, Ellerton-on-Swale, Catterick

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 24th May 1839

William Hardy Earle

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1829 above)

Also his brother William Hardy Earle who died May 24th 1839 aged 16 years

 

Sleep on blessed creatures in your urns our sighs and tears cannot awake you. We must but stay until our turns o' then o' then we'll overtake you

 

Baptism – 1st April 1840

John William Earle son of John & Elizabeth Earle (born 3rd March)

 

Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday May 2nd 1840

 

We, the undersigned, being Landowners the duly authorised Agent of Landoweners within the Township of UCKERBY, in the County of York, do by this notice in writing under our hands, call a parochial MEETING of the landowners and titheowners within the limits of the said Township, for the purposes of making an agreement for the general COMMUTATION OF TITHES within the limits of the said Township, persuant to the premises of an act passed in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, instituted "an Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales" And we do hereby give notice that such meeting will be held at the house of Mr WILLIAM EARLE in the said Township on TUESDAY the Twelfth Day of May next at the Hour of TWELVE o'clock at Noon

 

Given under our hands this Eighteenth Day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty

 

WM. EARLE, Agent duly authorised of the Reverend James Lawson, the Reverend John Lawson and Miss Barbara Lawson

 

Whites Directory of 1840

 

Ellerton-upon-Swale Township

John Earle, farmer

 

1841 Census

 

Uckerby (PRO Ref: HO107/1243/12)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earle

50

Farmer

Yorkshire

Isabella Earle

45

-

Yorkshire

John Rain

60

Man Servant

Yorkshire

John Dugdale

15

Man Servant

Yorkshire

Donald Dugdale

14

Man Servant

Yorkshire

Christopher Robson

15

Man Servant

Yorkshire

Mary Dixon

25

Female Servant

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Pattison

15

Female Servant

Yorkshire

 

Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: HO107/1243/9)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle

40

Farmer

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle

35

-

Yorkshire

Thomas Inman Earle

13

-

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle

10

-

Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle

8

-

Yorkshire

Francis Earle

5

-

Yorkshire

Eleanor Earle

3

-

Yorkshire

John Earle

1

-

Yorkshire

Emmerson Bowes

20

Man Servant

 -

William Bradley

15

Man Servant

 -

John Scarr

14

Man Servant

 -

Sarah Butterfield

20

Female Servant

 -

Elizabeth Adamson

13

Female Servant

 -

1842 Tithe Map for Uckerby with fields occupied by William Earle highlighted in yellow
Key to field names on the above Tithe Map

Yorkshire Gazette - July 20th 1844

 

Nisi Prius Court, Earle vs Oxendale, Saturday July 13th

Mr Illes was for the plaintiff and Mr Grainger for the defendant. The palintiff, Mr Wm.Earle is a farmer residing at Uckerby in the North Riding and the defendant Wm. Oxendale is a cattle jobber living at Scorton. The action was brought to recover the balance of an account amounting to £96 due from the defendant to the plaintiff for cattle, grain, etc sold to him between 1840 and present year. The defendant proved a set-off to a larger amount than the paintiffs demand, and Mr Illes contended that his client should be called which was done accordingly

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 23rd February 1845

Richard son of John & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – March 1848

Hannah daughter of John & Elizabeth Earle

 

1851 Census

 

Uckerby (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earle (head)

63

Farmer (500 acres)

Uckerby, Yorkshire

Isabella Earle (wife)

57

-

Wakefield, Yorkshire

Harriet Tarbottom (niece)

41

Annuitant (widow)

Leeds, Yorkshire

George Earle (nephew)

19

Agricultural Student

Ripon, Yorkshire

Mary Wilson

20

House Servant

Wensleydale, Yorkshire

Mary Benson

17

House Servant

Melsonby, Yorkshire

John Rain

72

Ag. Labourer

Kirby Hill, Yorkshire

William Wilson

17

Ag. Labourer

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Robert Richardson

16

Ag. Labourer

Middleton Tyas, Yorks

 

  Census Note: A total of 9 labourers employed on the farm

 

Ellerton-upon-Swale (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

54

Farmer (384 acres)

Uckerby, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (wife)

48

-

Newsham, Yorkshire

Thomas Earle (son)

23

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

20

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle (daughter)

18

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Francis Earle (son)

14

Scholar

Ellerton, Yorkshire

John Wm Earle (son)

11

Scholar

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

7

Scholar

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Hannah Earle (daughter)

3

At Home

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Edward Broadley

26

Farm Servant

Healey, Yorkshire

Ann Dixon

20

House Servant

Kiplin, Yorkshire

Christopher Parker

16

Farm Servant

Melsonby, Yorkshire

William Jamieson

16

Farm Servant

East Cowton, Yorkshire

Peter Bernett

12

Farm Servant

Ellinstring, Yorkshire

William Forcett

44

Farm Servant

Cork, Ireland

 

  Census Note: A total of 8 labourers employed on the farm

 

Aiskew, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: HO107/2378)

name

age

trade

birth place

Eleanor Earle (pupil)

12

Scholar

Ellerton, Yorkshire

 

Earl Gray Yard, Gateshead (PRO Ref: HO107/2402)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Swinbank (head)

77

Retired Butcher

Aycliffe, Durham

Elizabeth Swinbank (wife)

67

-

Middleton, Durham

Thomas Swinbank (son)

33

Shoemaker

Middleton, Durham

 

Note

 

This last census entry shows the whereabouts of Elizabeth Swinbank (nee Davison) who before her marriage to George was married to the elderly William Earle at Middleton Tyas. From her age she would have been just 22 years old when she married widower William who was then in his 76 year of life. This would perhaps explain the marriage settlement entered into on the eve of her wedding in which Elizabeth's father ensured William left all his goods and interest in his lands to Elizabeth for the rest of her natural life upon his death. It therefore seems beyond doubt this was a marriage for money rather than love

 

The question remains was William tricked into the marriage for what he was worth or was he simply experiencing an end of life crisis and had become besotted with the young Elizabeth. No doubt the events would have been the talk of the village at the time and must have led to a family fall-out. One can only imagine what Williams sons made of the marriage given they would have expected to benefit from his estate on his death only to see that birthright snatched away

 

Clearly Elizabeth spent little time grieving for her deceased husband and if William's family had been split over the marriage to a woman old enough to be his granddaughter it might explain why there is no grave stone for William Earle in the churchyards at Bolton-on-Swale and Middleton Tyas

 

George and Elizabeth's son, Thomas Swinbank was born in 1818 the year after William Earle died

 

Last Will and Testament (transcript)

 

William Earle, of Uckerby dated 8th March 1856

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Earle of Uckerby in the County of York, Gentleman. I give and devise to my nephew Thomas Earle son of my brother John Earle my field called Barfs containing about twelve acres and situate in the Township of Scorton in the said County of York [see Tithe Map below]. To hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever, but subject to and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the sum of six hundred pounds thereout to my Executors hereunder named. I give and devise all that my field situate in the said Township of Scorton and now in my own occupation which I purchased off the trsutees of my late brother Francis equally to and amongst my nephews Francis, George and John Earle - children of the said Francis Earle. To hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the sum of three hundred pounds to my Executors hereinafter named. And I direct my said Executors to invest the said two sums of six hundred pounds and three hundred pounds so charged aforesaid upon Government or real security at interest and to pay such interests to my dear wife during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife upon trust to pay and divide the said sum of nine hundred pounds or the funds or security upon which the same shall be invested equally between and amongst my nephews Francis Earle, John William Earle and Richard Earle, sons of my brother John Earle. I give devise and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto my nephew Thomas Earle of Ellerton upon Swale and William Swan of Aiskew near Bedale, Gentleman. Upon trust to sell and invest the same into money and thereout to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses. And then upon trust to invest a sufficient portion of the monies to arise from such sale and conversion as shall produce the annual sum of fifty pounds in or upon Government or real security and then upon trust to pay the said annual sum of fifty pounds by equal half-yearly payments to my wife's niece Harriet Tarbottom so long as she shall remain a widow and in case of her death or marriage then upon trust to pay and divide the stocks, funds or security from which the said annual sum of fifty pounds shall have been produced unto and equally amongst my nephew and nieces children of my brothers John Earle and Francis Earle and my sister Elizabeth. All the rest and residue of the monies to arise from such sale and conversion I give and bequeath equally amongst my aboe named nephews and nieces to whom I have given and bequeathed the stocks, funds and securities from which the said annual sum of fifty pounds is directed to be produced. I appoint my said nephew Thomas Earle and the said William Swan Executors and Trustees of this my Will and I declare that the receipts of my said trustees for such monies, stocks, funds and securities as shall be paid or transferred to them by virtue of my Will shall effectually discharge the persons paying or transferring the same from all liability to see to the application thereof. And I declare that my said trustees shall be answerable for their own respective acts and receipts and defaults only and shall be at liberty to retain and allow to each other out of monies coming to their hands by virtue of this my Will all expenses incurred in the execution thereof. And I revoke all other Wills. In witness whereof the said Testator hath hereunto set his hand this eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six. Signed by the said testator William Earle as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us all present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: -

 

Thomas Hill, of Richmond

Thomas Dichinson

 

This is a true copy: Joseph Buckle, District Registrar

1842 Tithe map for Scorton showing fields numbered 175, 176 & 177 known as Barfs highlighted in yellow

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – January 1858

William Earle of Uckerby Grange

 

Memorial Inscription

Sacred to the memory of William Earle late of Uckerby Grange who died on the 8th day of January 1858 aged 70 years (continued 1868 below)

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Note

 

The following quote is attributable to Kate Hands (nee Earle) who is descended from the Guiseley Earle's and who in years gone by spoke to a Mrs Joan Pinkney (nee Earle) who in turn was related to the Earle's of Bolton-on-Swale

 

'William  Earle of Uckerby 1788-1858, son of Francis Earle of Uckerby was the first Earle of whom an early portrait was known. He bred carriage horses for London, and on visits stood on Westminister Bridge hoping to see them. He also trained and raced horses, and apparently won a large silver trophy at Northallerton Races in 1826. It was said that William's brother John disapproved of his brother's racing, but nevertheless took the trouble to ride to Uckerby after the Northallerton Races in 1826, to enquire whether he had won. When the weather was frosty William is said to have covered the hill with straw at Uckerby, so that he could exercise his horses'

 

Thanks to the generosity of the family of Joan Pinkney and the assistance of Joan's sister, Elizabeth Kamyab Earle, the portrait of William Earle is reproduced below. The seal in the bottom left hand corner appears to have the initials 'FE' impressed into the wax suggesting the artist could be named 'Francis Earle' and thus likely to be William's nephew, the Reverend Francis Earle of West Tanfield. Certainly this is the belief of Joan Pinkney and we know from the archives of Canon Albert Earle, both uncle and nephew were close to one another

William Earle of Uckerby [1788-1858]
Possibly the seal of the Reverend Francis Earle of West Tanfield, nephew to William Earle and thought to be the artist responsible for the above portrait

Ripon & Richmond Chronicle (transcript)

 

12th February 1858

Mr John Wetherell has the honour to announce that he has received instructions from the Executors of the late Wm. Earle, Esq., deceased to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises at Uckerby Grange on Thursday the 4th day of March next: -

 

The valuable well selected stock of fat and grazing Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs, Corn and Eatage on the above Farm.

 

CATTLE – 14 fat Cows, 12 ditto Heifers – The foregoing are prime beef and well worth the attention of buyers. 11 grazing Heifers, 2 milk Cows, 4 calving ditto, 1 two year old Steer, 1 yearling ditto, 1 ditto Heifer, 1 Bull Calf, 1 Heifer ditto

HORSES – 2 draught Horses, bay brood Mare, in foal to Elegant; bay Filly, three years old, in foal to ditto; brown Horse, four years old, by Kirkbank; bay Filly three years old, by Kirkbank; grey Cob, six years old up to 17 stones; bay Colt, three years old, by Trajan; 2 grey Colts, three years old, by Trajan; bay Colt, three years old by Salesman; brown Colt, two years old by Elegant; bay Colt, two years old by Wonderful Lad; brown Filly, two years old by Barnton; bay yearling Colt by Wonderful Lad.

SHEEP & PIGS – 20 Leicester Ewes in lamb, 10 half-bred ditto, in ditto, 13 geld ditto, 8 fat ditto, 86 Leicester Hogs, 30 half-bred ditto, 1 two-shear Leicester Tup, 1 Tup Hog, 1 Sow and 7 Pigs, 1 ditto and 6 ditto, 1 ditto in pig, 8 store pigs, 4 small ditto

9 STACKS of WHEAT; 4 STACKS of HAY, together with the whole of the meadow and pasture Eatage, until Lady-day and May-day next.

 

The Sale at Twelve o’clock.

 

N.B. - The remainder of the Draught Horses with the Implements and Gears will be sold afterwards

 

Memorial of an Indenture – NYCRO ref: JN/465/713

 

John Earle to Robert Robson &c – 5th June 1858

A MEMORIAL of a Deed bearing date the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight between John Earle of Ellerton upon Swale in the County of York, Gentleman of the first part and Robert Robson of Richmond in the said County of York, Linen Draper and William Young of the town and County of Kingston upon Hull, Chemist and Druggist of the second part and Alexander Young of Richmond aforesaid, Maltster, Brewer and Spirit Merchant of the third part. Of and concerning all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house now used as an Inn and known by the sign of the Black Bull and which was formerly known by that of the Bay Horse together with the piece of ground in front thereof and the yard, stable and garden and other buildings on the back side thereof situate, standing and being at Melsonby in the said County of York heretofore in the occupation of Matthew Binks afterwards of Charles Marston then of John Moore and now of Robert Emmerson as tenant thereof and which said premises are laid down and delineated upon the map and plan drawn on the now Memorial sizing Indenture and are thereon coloured together with the rights, members and appurtenances. And which said Deed as to the due execution thereof by the said William Young is witnessed by John Joseph Thorner of Hull in the County of York, Solicitor and George Holmes Belt his Clerk and as to the due execution thereof by the said Robert Robson and Alexander Young is witnessed by George Milne. And which said Deed is by the said Alexander Young required to be registered pursuant to Act of Parliament. As witness his hand and seal this fourth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight.

Signed and sealed in the presence of:

Geo:Milne (sworn)                                                                                                                           Alex'r Young

Thos’ Loftus

Proving of Will

 

26th June 1858

On the twenty sixth day of June 1858 the Will of William Earle late of Uckerby in the County of York, Gentleman deceased, who died on the eighth day of January 1858 at Uckerby aforesaid was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate at York, by the oaths of Thomas Inman Earle (in the Will called Thomas Earle) son of the Testators brother John Earle of Ellerton in the parish of Catterick in the said County of York, farmer (the nephew) and William Swann (in the Will called Swan) of Aiskew near Bedale in the same County, Gentleman the Executors therein named they having been first sworn duly to administer.

 

Effects under £3,000[4]

 

No Leaseholds

 

Probate of Will (transcript)

 

6th September 1858

A MEMORIAL of the probate of the last Will and Testament of William Earle late of Uckerby in the County of York, Gentleman, deceased which Will bears date the eighth day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six. Of and concerning his, the Testators field called Baifs containing about twelve acres and situate in the township of Scorton in the said County of York. Also all that his field situate in the said township of Scorton and then in his, the Testators, own occupation which he purchased off the trustees of his late brother Francis. And also all the residue and remainder of his real estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate which said Will as to the execution thereof by the said testator is witnessed by Thomas Hill of Richmond in the said County clerk to messrs Thomas Bradley and Christopher Bradley of Richmond aforesaid land agents and Thomas Dickinson clerk to Frederick Thirlwall of the same place Solicitor. And the said Will is hereby registered by Thomas Inman Earle of Ellerton in the said County, Farmer, in the said Will called Thomas Earle one of the devisees therein named. As witness his hand and seal this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight.

 

Signed and sealed

in the presence of:                  

 

W D Walker (sworn)

John Earle

Thomas Inman Earle

 

Ripon & Richmond Chronicle (transcript)

 

7th April 1859

Mr John Wetherell being instructed by the Executors of the late William Earle, Esq, will SELL BY AUCTION, without reserve, on the premises at Uckerby Grange, on TUESDAY the 26th April inst. THE remaining FARMING STOCK of Horses, Corn, Pigs, Implements, &c on the above farm, viz: -

 

8 strong useful draught Horses, ages good; 1 brown ditto Mare, 1 ditto Mare in foal to Elegance; 1 brown yearling Colt, by Weatherbit, 1 bay Ditto by Elegance, 2 breeding Sows, 6 strong Pigs, 2 stacks of Wheat, Winnowing Machine[5], 6 crop Carts, 1 ditto body (new), 4 carriage Carts, 4 iron-wheel Ploughs, 5 wood Ditto, 5 pairs of Harrows, 1 pair of four-horse Ditto, large box Roller, solid wood Ditto, double turnip Drill, iron Scruffer[6], wood Ditto, iron horse Rake, American hay Ditto, Scrubber, 2 stubble Rakes, 3 long Ladders, 4 turnip Cutters, 5 sheep Nets, sheep and pig Troughs, 2 Wheelbarrows, 5 straw Racks, Grindstone, Swingletrees[7], breaking Gear, horse Rugs & Rollers, cart and plough Gearing for 10 horses, complete set of Blacksmiths Tools, quantity of Foreign Timber, Forks, Gripes, Ropes, Pokes, Hoppers, Scuttles, &c. Also 2 large kitchen Tables, small Table, Bedstead, feather Bed, Bolster and Pillows, quantity of bed and table Linen, Blankets, Quilts, water Tubs, &c, &c.

 

Sale at One o’clock, pm

 

1861 Census

 

Manor House, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG9/3676)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

64

Farmer (600 acres)

Uckerby, Yorkshire

Elizabeth I Earle (wife)

57

-

Newsham, Yorkshire

Thomas I Earle (son)

32

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

30

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle (daughter)

27

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Eleanor Earle (daughter)

22

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

John Wm Earle (son)

20

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

16

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

William Pratt

21

Agricultural Servant

Moulton, Yorkshire

John Scott

17

Agricultural Servant

Kiplin, Yorkshire

William Hopper

14

Agricultural Servant

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorkshire

Ann Shaw

17

Agricultural Servant

Greta Bridge, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: A total of 7 labourers employed on the farm

 

Scorton (PRO Ref: RG9/3676)

name

age

trade

birth place

Anna Earle (pupil)

13

Scholar

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey (PRO Ref: RG9/449)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Webb (head)

31

Farmer (75 acres)

Twickenham, Middlesex

Emma Webb (wife)

38

-

London, Middlesex

Isabella Earle (boarder)

67

Widow

Wakefield, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: A total of 5 men & 2 boys employed on the farm

 

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

John Earle of Ellerton upon Swale

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Earle of Ellerton upon Swale in the parish of Catterick in the County of York, gentleman. I give and devise all those two closes and parcels of land situate in the township of Scorton in the said County and now in the occupation of Francis Metcalf as tenant thereof which I lately purchased off the trustees named in the Will of my late brother William Earle unto my daughter Elizabeth Earle and her assigns for and during her natural life and from and after her decease I give and devise the same to the child if only one or to the children if more than one of her my said daughter Elizabeth Earle in equal shares as tenants in common and to his, her or their heirs and assigns for ever. And if any of the children of my said daughter Elizabeth Earle shall die under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue at his, her or their death or respective deaths then and in that case I give and devise the share or shares in the said hereditaments and premises of him, her or them so dying to the other if only one or the others if more than one of the children of her my said daughter Elizabeth Earle in equal share as tenants in common and to his, her or their heirs and assigns for ever. But in case all the children of my said daughter Elizabeth Earle shall die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue or in case my said daughter shall not have any child then and in that case I give and devise the said hereditaments and premises to such person or persons upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as my said daughter Elizabeth Earle whether covert or sole shall by any deed or deeds or by her last Will and Testament direct or appoint and in default of such direction or appointment to my said daughter Elizabeth Earle her heirs and assigns for ever. And in case any child or children of my said daughter Elizabeth Earle shall at her decease be under the age of twenty one years I empower and direct my executors or administrators or executor or administrator for the time being during the minority of such child or children to let from year to year at the best rent and to manage in all respects the hereditaments and premises hereinafter devised and to receive the rents and profits thereof and after payment of the incidental outgoings and expenses to apply the net rents and profits in an adequate part thereof for his, her or their maintenance and education and to invest the unapplied surplus if any for the benefit of the child or children from whose share or shares the same shall have arisen. I give and devise all the real and residue of my real estate whatever and wheresover unto my son Thomas Inman Earle, my nephew the Reverend Francis Earle of Swainby in the parish of Whorlton in the said County, Clerk and John Heugh of Rock Castle near Gilling in the said County, farmer their heirs and assigns upon trust as even as conveniently may be after my decease absolutely to sell and dispose of my said residuary real estate either altogether or in parcels and by public auction or private contract for the best price or prices which can be reasonably obtained for the same with power to make any special conditions as to title or otherwise and also power to buy in the premises or any part thereof at any public sale and to remind either on the terms or gratuitously any contract for sale and to resell without being answerable for any loss which may happen thereby and to convey and assure the same premises when sold to the purchaser or purchasers thereof or as he or she or they may direct. And I declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of the trustee or trustees for the time being of this my Will for the purchase money of the said hereditaments hereby directed to be sold or any part thereof shall effectively discharge the person or persons taking the same from liability to see to the application or disposition of such money or any part thereof. I give and bequeath the several pecunary legacies to the persons hereinafter named - that is to say to my sons Thomas Inman Earle, John William Earle and Richard Earle and to my daughters Elizabeth Earle, Mary Ann Earle, Eleanor Earle and Hannah Earle the sum of one thousand pounds each and which I direct to be paid to such of them as at the end of six calendar months next after my decease shall they have attained the age of twenty one years and to such of them as shall be then under the said age as and when they shall respectively attain that age with interest from that time until the actual payment thereof after the rate of four pounds per centrum per annum or at the opinion of my said trustees to pay and apply such interest for the maintenance and education of any minor or minors and to my nephew the said Francis Earle and the said John Heugh the sum of nineteen guineas each as an acknowledgement for their trouble in executing the wishes of this my Will to be paid to them at the expiration of six calendar months from the time of my decease. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Earle the use and enjoyment of such part of my household furniture and other household effects as she shall think necessary for and during her natural life. And I give and bequeath my said household furniture and other household effects (subject to the use and enjoyment thereof by my said wife as aforesaid) my farming stock, crops, implements of husbandry and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said son Thomas Inman Earle my said nephew Francis Earle and the said John Heugh upon trust to sell, dispose of and convert the same into money. And I declare that my said trustees shall stand possessed of the money to arise and be produced from the sale of my real estate hereby directed to be sold as aforesaid and of the money to arise and be produced from my said personal estate upon trust to pay and discharge my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the pecunary legacies hereinbefore bequeathed and after payment thereof upon trust for for my said trustees to invest in their names in the public stocks or funds of the United Kingdom or upon Government or real securities or Railway Debentires so much of the residue of my said estate as shall be sufficient to pay out of the interest dividends and annual produce thereof to my said wife, Elizabeth Earle the annuity or yearly sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds for and during her natural life and which I give and bequeath to her accordingly. And I direct the same to be paid to her half-yearly in equal portions the first payment to be made at the end of six calenday months next after my decease and a proportionate part to be payable for the days of the then current half year which shall have elapsed at her death and subject as aforesaid my said trustees shall stand possessed of my said residuary estate upon trust to divide the same into seven paarts or shares in such manner that the part or share of my son Francis Earle shall be the sum of three hundred pounds less than the other parts or shares and to pay four of the said parts or shares unto my said sons Thomas Inman Earle, Francis Earle, John William Earle and Richard Earle and as to the remaining three parts or shares thereof upon trust for my said trustees to invest the same in their names in or upon the public stocks or funds of the United Kingdom or upon Government or real securities or Railway Debentures in England with power to vary such investments from time to time for any other or others of the like nature as often as occasion shall require and do and shall stand and be possessed of the said money and of the stocks, funds or securities upon which the same shall be invested upon the trusts following, that is to say to one third part or share thereof upon trust to pay the interest, dividends and annual produce thereof unto my said daughter Mary Ann Earle for and during her natural life as and when the same shall become due and be received and not by way of anticipation into her own hands for her separate use and benefit free from the control of any husband she may marry and for which payment her receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges to my said trustees and from and after the decease of my said daughter Mary Ann Earle then as well the capital of the same share as of the interest dividends and annual produce thenceforth to become due for the same shall be in trust for the child if only one or all the children equally if more than one of her my said daughter Mary Ann Earle who either before or after the determinationof the previous trusts being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry with power for my said trsutees after the decease of my said daughter Mary Ann Earle to apply the whole or part of the annual income of the share of each child while such share shall be contingent for his or her maintenance and education accumulating the unapplied income by investing the same in manner aforesaidand disposing of the accumulations as part of the same share and also with the consent in writing of the said Mary Ann Earleduring her lifetime and in the discretion of my said trustees after her decease to apply so much not exceeding one half as my said trustees shall think proper of the share of each child whether vested or contingent for his of her advancement in life or otherwise for his or her benefit. But if there shall be no child of the said Mary Ann Earle who shall live to obtain a vested interest in the said trust, money, stocks, funds and securities the same shall be in trust for such person or persons and in such manner as the said Mary Ann Earle whether covert or not by her last will and testament shall direct or appoint and in default of such direction or appointment in trust for such person or persons as at the death of the said Mary Ann Earle shall be her next of kin and as such entitled to her personal estate under the distribution of the personal estate of intestates. And as to one other third part or share of the said trust money upon such trusts and with such powers in favour of my said daughter Eleanor Earle and her child and children and next of kin as shall correspond with the preceding trusts and power in favour of my said daughter Mary Ann Earle and her child or children and next of kin. And as to the remaining one third part or share of the said trust money upon such trusts and with such powers in favour of my said daughter Hannah Earle and her child or children and next of kin as shall correspond with the preceding trusts and powers in favour of my said daughter Mary Ann Earle and her child or children and next of kin. I give and devise all the real estates which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me as trustee or mortgagee unto my said son Thomas Inman Earle my said nephew Francis Earle and the said John Heugh their heirs and assigns. And I appoint them my said son Thomas Inman Earle my said nephew Francis Earle and the said John Heugh Executors of this my Will. And I empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will if any or if none the executors or administrators of the last deceased trustee or either or any of such executors or administrtors to nominate in writing any fit person or persons to supply the place or any trustee or trustees of this my Will who shall die whether in my lifetime or after my decease or who shall disclaim or be unwilling or unable to act in the trusts thereof when and as often as any vacancy or vacancies shall occur and on every such appointment the necessary assurances shall be made and executed for vesting my trust estates in the old and new trustees or in the new trustees solely as the case may be and such new trustee or new trustees shall have the same powers in all respects as the trustee hereby appointed. And I absolve the trustees and trustee for the time being of my Will from responsibility for the receipts and defaults of each other and for involuntary losses and I authorise such trustees or trustee to retain and allow to each other all expenses to be incurred in or about the execution of the trusts of this my Will. And lastly I revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the three preceding sheets of paper hereunto annexed set my hand this thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.

 

John Earle

 

Signed by the said John Earle the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

 

W.D. Walker

Wm. Cockcroft

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – June 1862

Thomas Inman Earle & Elizabeth Bonner

 

Burial – 17th August 1862

John Earle of Ellerton

 

Memorial Inscription

In Memory of John Earle of Ellerton who died August 17th 1862 aged 66 years (continued 1891 below)

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Chapter Note

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, Ref: DDX402

Canon Albert Earle in his Antiquarian Notes & Papers wrote of the death of his Grandfather, John Earle as follows: -

 

"I saw Mrs Heslop at Ellerton in the summer of 1899. She was then 92 years of age. She told me that she and my father, Francis Earle sat up with my grand father, John Earle of Ellerton the last night of his life on earth. He died on Sunday morning. My father arrived on the Saturday from Hull. My grand father suffered much from his heart, and his pains were very distressing to witness. For a great part of his life he had been blind in one eye, having injured it (the left eye) getting through a thorn hedge. In appearance it was as though quite sound and gave him no pain."

 

Proving of Will (transcript)

 

2nd December 1862

On the second day of December 1862 the Will of John Earle late of Ellerton upon Swale in the parish of Catterick in the County of York, Gentleman deceased, who died on the seventeenth day of August 1862 at Ellerton upon Swale afroresaid was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate at York by the Oaths of Thomas Inman Earle of Bolton upon Swale in the said County of York, farmer – the son of the said deceased; the Reverend Francis Earle of Swainby in the parish of Whorlton in the said County, Clerk – the nephew of the said deceased and John Heugh of Rock Castle near Gilling in the said County, farmer the executors therein named they having being first sworn duly to administer.

 

The deceased effects under £16,000[8]

 

Probate extracted by W D Walker, Solicitor, Northallerton

 

Probate of Will

 

10th December 1862

A MEMORIAL of the probate of the last Will and Testament of John Earle late of Ellerton upon Swale in the parish of Catterick in the County of York Gentleman deceased which Will bears date the thirtieth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two. Of and concerning all those two closes or parcels of land situate in the township of Scorton in the said County and then in the occupation of Francis Metcalf as tenant thereof which he the said testator then lately purchased off the trustees named in the Will of his late brother William Earle and all the rest and residue of his (the said testators) real estate whatsoever and wheresoever. And also all the real estates which at the time of his decease should be vested in him (the said testator) as trustee or mortgagee which said will as to the execution thereof by the said testator is witnessed by William Dodsworth Walker of Northallerton in the said County of York Solicitor and William Cockroft of Catterick aforesaid Surgeon. And the Probate of the said Will is hereby required to be registered by Thomas Inman Earle of Bolton on Swale in the parish of Catterick aforesaid farmer one of the Devisees in trust and Executors of the said Will named. As witness his hand and seal this tenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty two

 

Signed and sealed

in the presence of:

 

W D Walker   (sworn)

Jane Railton

Thomas Inman Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 1864

Mary Elizabeth Earle daughter of Thomas Inman Earle

 

Baptism – March 1865

Thomas Inman Bonner Earle son of Thomas Inman Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – December 1865

Eleanor Earle & Thomas Oastler Inman Pick

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 1867

Laura daughter of Thomas Inman Earle

 

Burial – November 1868

Isabella Earle of Uckerby Grange

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1858 above)

Also Isabell wife of the above [William Earle] who died November 8th 1868 aged 81 years

 

Baptism – March 1870

John William Earle son of Thomas Inman Earle

 

1871 Census

 

Manor House, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG10/4876)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earle (head)

66

Annuitant - widow

Newsham, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

40

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

John Wm Earle (son)

29

Joint Farmer (300 acres)

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

25

Joint Farmer (300 acres)

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Anna Earle

20

Annuitant

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Robert Patterson

20

Agricultural Servant

Leeming, Yorkshire

William Banks

16

Agricultural Servant

Leeming, Yorkshire

Priscilla Mothersdale

16

Domestic Servant

Hartforth, Yorkshire

John Cunan

32

Agricultural Servant

Ireland

 

  Census Note: A total of 4 men and 1 boy employed on the farm

 

Bolton Grange, Bolton-on-Swale (PRO Ref: RG10/4876)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas I Earle (head)

42

Farmer (300 acres)

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (wife)

42

-

Scorton, Yorkshire

Mary E Earle (daughter)

7

Scholar

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorks

Thomas B Earle (son)

6

Scholar

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorks

Laura I Earle (daughter)

4

Scholar

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorks

John W Earle (son)

1

Scholar

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorks

Edith Dowson

26

Governess

London, Middlesex

Alice Bainbridge

15

Domestic Servant

Tow Law, Co.Durham

William Scott

24

Ag. Labourer

Bolton-on-Swale,Yorks

 

  Census Note: A total of 5 men, 2 boys and 4 women employed on the farm

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Marriage – 1877

John William Earle & Margaret Dunn

 

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

John William Earle of Saltholm, nr Stockton-on-Tees

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, John William Earle of Saltholme near Stockton-on-Tees in the County of Durham, farmer. I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Earle the use and enjoyment of such part of my household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures and other household effects as she may require for and during her natural life and from and after her decease I direct the same articles to be disposed of as part of my personal estate and I also direct my executors hereinafter named to cause an inventory to be taken of the same articles and two copies of such inventory to be made and one of such copies to be delivered to my said wife and the other to be kept by my said executors. I give and bequeath all my farming stock, crops, implements of husbandry and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (subject as aforesaid) unto my brothers Thomas Inman Earle, Francis Earle and Richard Earle upon trust to sell, dispose of and convert the same into money and use to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and invest the residue of the said money in the names or name of my said trustees or trustee in or upon the public stocks, funds or securities of the United Kingdom or on Gavernment or real securities or the stocks, shares or debentures of any railway or public company in England authorised by Act of Parliament and paying a dividend with liberty to alter and vary the same as often as occasion shall require. And I declare that my said trustees or trustee shall stand possessed of the said money, stocks, funds and securities upon trust to pay the interest, dividends and annual produce thereof unto my said wife Margaret Earle for and during her natural life and from and after her decease to pay and divide the money to be produced from the residue of my said personal estate unto and amongst my brothers and sisters Thomas Inman Earle, Francis Earle, Richard Earle, Elizabeth Earle, Mary Earle, Ann Ingledew, Eleanor Pick and Anna Earle or such of them as shall be then living and the issue of such of them as shall be then dead (such issue taking their parent or parents share or shares equally amongst them) with power to apply the income of any minor for or towards his or her maintenance and education. I give and devise all such real estates as at the time of my decease shall be vested in me as trustee or mortgagee unto the said Thomas Inman Earle, Francis Earle and Richard Earle theor heirs and assigns upon the trusts and subject to the equities affecting the same respectively. And I appoint the said Thomas Inman Earle, Francis Earle and Richard Earle as Executors of this my Will. I absolve the trustees and trustee of this my Will from responsibility for the receipts and defaults of each other and for involuntary losses and also authorise such trustees and trustee to retain and allow to each other all expenses to be incurred in or about the execution of the trusts of this my Will. And lastly I revoke all former Wills in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty

 

John W. Earle

 

Signed by the said John William Earle the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

 

Cecelia Foster

Mary Brudenell

 

1881 Census

 

Bolton Grange, Bolton-on-Swale (PRO Ref: RG11/4881)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas I Earle (head)

50

Farmer (296 acres)

Catterick, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (wife)

50

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

Mary E Earle (daughter)

17

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

Thomas B Earle (son)

16

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

John W Earle (son)

11

Scholar

Catterick, Yorkshire

Ann Wright

18

Domestic Servant

Brompton, Yorkshire

Catherine Bruce

15

Domestic Servant

Brompton, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: A total of 5 men and 3 women employed on the farm

 

Thornbeck House, Woodland Road, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG11/4888)

name

age

trade

birth place

Laura I Earle (pupil)

14

Scholar

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

Saltholme, Stockton (PRO Ref: RG11/4893)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Wm Earle (head)

39

Farmer (1000 acres)

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Margaret Earle (wife)

38

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Greathead

18

Servant

Danby Wiske, Yorkshire

Cicelea Forster

25

Servant

Brompton, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: A total of 7 men and 1 boy employed on the farm

 

Manor House, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG11/4881)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

34

Farmer (400 acres)

Catterick, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (mother)

76

Widow

Newsham, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (sister)

50

Unmarried

Catterick, Yorkshire

Ambrose Clark

22

Farm Servant

Barnard Castle,Durham

John Barr

18

Farm Servant

Otterington, Durham

Robert Whitfield

14

Farm Servant

Catterick, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: A total of 4 men, 1 boy and 4 women employed on the farm

 

Extract from the North Star - Thursday October 19th 1882

 

Marriage Festivities at Bolton-on-Swale

An interesting wedding took place on Wednesday, the 18th, ult at Bolton, "the contracting parties being Mr Richard Earle and Miss Elizabeth Ann Kendall, both of Ellerton-on-Swale, a hamlet remarkable as the birthplace of Henry Jenkins, the patriarchial Yorkshireman who attained the amazing age of 169 years. The bride and bridegroom being representatives of the oldest and most respected tenants on the Kiplin estate, the celebration of their nuptials was witnessed by a large number of the parishioners, several of whom stood without the walls of the church, and gave a hearty welcome to the bride and bridegroom on their exit. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Jane Kendall who was the only bridesmaid. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Dacre Mallinder, and the bride was given away by her uncle, Mr John Barker. Amongst the friends who attended the wedding were, Mr and Mrs Jones, Miss Earle, Mr R Tweedy and Mr James Kendall. The bridal bouquet was a present from Mr Kent, of Darlington.

 

The bride's presents were numerous and included gifts from Mrs Earle, Miss Earle, Mr and Mrs Pick, Mr R Tweedy, Mr and Mrs Jones, the members of the bride's Sunday School class, and Mrs Pearson and Miss Cumby, daughters of the Rev. Anthony Cumby, late vicar of Bolton-on-Swale."

 

[With thanks to Elizabeth Kamyab Earle for providing the above wedding extract taken from a contemporary parish magazine for Bolton-on-Swale and the photographs below]

Richard Earle [1845-1919]
Elizabeth Ann Kendall [1860-1932]

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Baptism – 7th August 1883

John son of Richard & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – 30th August 1884

James Kendall son of Richard & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – 1886

Richard Francis Earle son of Richard & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – March 1889

William Frederick Earle son of Richard & Elizabeth Earle

 

Baptism – 1890

Henry son of Richard & Elizabeth Earle

 

Bulmers Directory of 1890

 

Bolton-on-Swale Township

Thomas Inman Earle, farmer – The Grange

 

Ellerton-on-Swale Township

Richard Earle, farmer – Ellerton Manor and Governor of Scorton Grammar School

 

Scorton Township

Mrs Elizabeth Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 1891

John William Earle

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of John William Earle born March 3rd 1840 died February 7th 1891 in hope of eternal life (continued 1925 below)

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Probate (transcript)

 

9th May 1891

Be it known, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and Testament of John William Earle late of Saltholme near Stockton-on-Tees in the County of Durham, farmer deceased, who died on the 7th day of February 1891 at saltholme aforesaid was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Thomas Inman Earle of Bolton upon Swale in the County of York, farmer and Richard Earle of Ellerton upon Swale in the County of York, farmer - the brothers of the said deceased the surving Executors named in the said Will they have been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. Dated the 9th day of May 1891

 

Gross value of Personal Estate[9]: £14,020  3s. 0d.

 

1891 Census

 

Scorton, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG12/4037)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earle (head/wdw)

85

Living on her own means

Newsham, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (dau/single)

59

Living on her own means

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

Kirkbridge, Stanwick St John (PRO Ref: RG12/4039)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas I Earle (head/mar)

61

Farmer

Catterick, Yorkshire

Laura I Earle (daughter)

24

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

John W Earle (son)

21

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

Alice M Waile

18

Domestic Servant

Westbourn, Hants

Eva Waile

15

Domestic Servant

Kiplin, Yorkshire

John W Iddison

17

Farm Servant

Ripon, Yorkshire

Henry Thompson

14

Farm Servant

Yorkshire

 

Bolton Grange, Bolton-on-Swale (PRO Ref: RG12/4037)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earle (head/mar)

61

-

Scorton, Yorkshire

Thomas Bonner Earle (son)

22

Farmer

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Mary Elizabeth Earle (dau)

27

-

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

William Kirkbridge (serv)

18

Farm Labourer

Darlington, Durham

John Anderson (servant)

16

Farm labourer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Edmondson (servant)

16

Domestic Servant

Hackforth, Yorkshire

Ann Jenkinson (servant)

14

Domestic Servant

Darlington, Durham

 

Ellerton Manor, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG12/4037)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

45

Farmer (employer)

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Elizabeth A Earle (wife)

31

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Richard F Earle (son)

5

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

William F Earle (son)

2

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Henry Earle (son)

6 mths

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Frederick Ward

20

Ag. Labourer

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Margaret White

23

Domestic Servant

Durham

Frances A Metcalf

13

Nursemaid

Tunstall, Yorkshire

John Curran

44

Ag. Labourer

Sligo, Ireland

Christopher Moor

50

Ag. Labourer

Mayo, Ireland

Michael Kelly

52

Ag. Labourer

Mayo, Ireland

 

North Ellerton Farm, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG12/4037)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (nephew)

7

Scholar

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

James Kendall Earle (nephew)

6

Scholar

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 22nd December 1891

Elizabeth Earle, widow

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1862 above)

Also in Memory of Elizabeth wife of the above John Earle who died December 22nd 1891 aged 86 years

In hope of everlasting life

 

Baptism – 1897

Irene Elizabeth Earle daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Earle of Ellerton

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Burial – October 1897

Elizabeth wife of Thomas Inman Earle

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Inman Earle of Stanwick and youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Bonner born 11th March 1828 died 22nd October 1897 (continued 1910 below)

 

Chapter Note

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, Ref: DDX402

Canon Albert Earle in his Antiquarian Notes & Papers dated 1899 wrote of the Earle family of Bolton-on-Swale as follows: -

 

"The following Earles appear as Church Wardens at Bolton-on-Swale until recently a Chapel-of-Ease to Catterick: -

 

1762, 1766, 1770, 1779, 1781 & 1785 - William Earle

 

1824, 1826, 1827 & 1829 - John Earle & William Earle

 

1863 - John William Earle & Thomas Earle

 

1867 - John William Earle & Thomas Inman Earle

 

1868 - John William Earle

 

1869 - Thomas Inman Earle

 

1876, 1877 & 1881 - Richard Earle (continuing as Church Warden on/off to the present)

 

It will be seen from the grave stones that both the sons of William Earle of Uckerby (my great uncle) died young. Thomas was kicked to death by a horse. William Hardy, who died of a consumption, was intended for Holy Orders. He was a close companion of his cousin, Rev Francis Earle of Tanfield. After the death of his son William Earle had a great affection for Francis, his nephew, on one occasion he preached at Bolton, the circumstance (tone of his voice, etc) greatly affecting William Earle who was one of the congregation.

 

The following appear in recent times as the Governors of Scorton Grammar School: -

 

1882 - Rev. D Mallinder (Scorton), Richard Earle (Scorton)

 

1883 - Earl of Zetland (Aske), Charles Gray Tate (Richmond), Rev. Dacre Mallinder (Scorton), Richard Earle (Scorton)

 

1884 - The same, with the addition of Admiral the Hon. W.C. Carpenter (Kiplin Hall), Rev. Garde (Vicar of Catterick), Rev. James C Wharton (Vicar of Gilling), Rev. Cannon Ellison (Rector of Melsonby), George Gilpin Brown Esq. (Sedburgh), Christopher Cradock Esq. (Hartforth) & Colonel John Gerard Wilson (Cliffe Hall)

 

I am ignorant whether a record of old govenors is preserved, there are, I am told, no books of school admissions."

 

1901 Census

 

Scorton (PRO Ref: RG13/4611)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earle (hd/single)

70

Living on own means

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Annie Brydon (servant)

20

General Domestic Servant

Kirby Wiske Yorkshire

 

Kirkbridge, Stanwick St John (PRO Ref: RG13/4613)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas I Earle (head)

73

Farmer (widower)

Catterick, Yorkshire

John W Earle (son)

31

-

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Jane Hill

50

Domestic Housekeeper

Preston, Lancs

Elizabeth Bow

16

Domestic Servant

Whashton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth A Davis

18

Domestic Servant

Durham

Reuban Shippon

15

Farm Servant

Chichester, Sussex

 

Aldbrough, Stanwick St John (PRO Ref: RG13/4037)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas B Earle (hd/single)

36

Farmer

Bolton, Yorkshire

Mary E Earle (sister/single)

38

-

Bolton, Yorkshire

William Thompson (serv)

23

Horse keeper on farm

Melsonby, Yorkshire

Thomas Twentyman (serv)

18

Cattleman

Wigton, Cumberland

Thomas Clarkson (servant)

15

Agricultural Labourer

Forcett, Yorkshire

Annie Ballam (servant)

15

Domestic Housemaid

Bishop Aukland, Durham

Mary Alderson (servant)

30

Domestic Servant

Darlington, Durham

 

Dunstone Park, Paignton, Devon (PRO Ref: RG13/2063)

name

age

trade

birth place

Laura Earle (patient)

31

Living on own means

Bolton, Yorkshire

 

  Census Note: This appears to be a private care home for those suffering with consumption

 

Manor House, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG13/4611)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

55

Farmer (employer)

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Elizabeth A Earle (wife)

41

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

James K Earle (son)

16

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

William F Earle (son)

12

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Henry Earle (son)

10

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Irene E Earle (daughter)

3

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Annie E Peacock

19

Mothers Help

Faceby, Yorkshire

Annie Bourne

25

Domestic Servant

Birmingham

Frederick Ward

29

Cowman on Farm

Northallerton, Yorkshire

James Basquil

27

Farm Worker

Ireland

Michael Basquil

23

Farm Worker

Ireland

James Nicholas

40

Shepherd

Ireland

 

The Grammar School, Yarm (PRO Ref: RG13/4592)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard F Earle

15

Pupil

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

North Ellerton, Ellerton upon Swale (PRO Ref: RG13/4611)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (nephew)

17

Agricultural Student

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – August 1901

Elizabeth Earle

 

Memorial Inscription

In memory of Elizabeth Earle eldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Earle of Ellerton born June 30th 1830 died at Scorton August 3rd 1901

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge

I, THOMAS INMAN EARLE of Kirkbridge near Aldborough in the County of York Gentleman hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will which I make this tenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and two. I appoint my son Thomas Bonner Earle, John William Earle and my daughters Mary Elizabeth Lax and Laura Inman Earle hereinafter called my Trustees to be EXECUTORS and EXECUTRIXES and Trustees of this my will. I give to my daughter Mary Elizabeth Lax the legacy of one thousand pounds. I give to my daughter Laura Inman Earle the legacy of one thousand pounds. I also give to my daughter the said Laura Inman Earle the furniture which is now standing in the drawing room and in her own bedroom and the large silver cup which has now been in my family for many years and which was previously won at Northallerton. I give to my daughter Laura Inman Earle and my son John William Earle all my silver and plate to be divided equally between them as far as may be share and share alike. I give to my son the said Thomas Bonner Earle the legacy of five thousand pounds. I give to my son John William Earle the sum of four thousand pounds. I also give to my said son Thomas Bonner Earle absolutely all my farming stock, implements and effects and all other my interest whatsoever in the farm now occupied by him at Aldbrough. I give to my trustees a sum of three thousand pounds which I direct them to hold upon the trusts hereinafter contained in favour of my daughter Mary Elizabeth Lax and a sum of three thousand pounds which I direct them to hold upon the trusts hereinafter contained in favour of my daughter Laura Inman Earle. And I declare that my trustees shall hold the legacy of each of my said daughters upon trust to pay the income thereof to the same daughter during her life and so that if and while she shall be under coverture the same shall be for her sole and separate use and she shall not have power to dispose of the same by way of anticipation. And from and after the decease of such daughter in trust for all the children of the same daughter who being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry in equal shares. And if there be only one such child the whole to be in trust for that one child. And in case there shall be no child of my same daughter who being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry then upon such trusts and in such manner as my same daughter shall by deed or will when not under coverture or by will while under coverture appoint. And in default of such appointment shall not extend upon the trusts hereinafter contained concerning my trust fund. I devise all those my closes of land with the appurtenances containing altogether ten acres and a half or thereabouts situate in Scorton in the County of York unto and to the use of my trustees in fee simple or for all my estate and interest therein. And I direct that my trustees shall hold the said closes of land at Scorton aforesaid in trust for my said son Thomas Bonner Earle during his life without impeachment of waste and from and after the death of my said son Thomas Bonner Earle in trust for the first and every other son of my said son Thomas Bonner Earle severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail. And in default or upon failure of such issue in trust for all the daughters of my said son Thomas Bonner Earle as tenants in common in tail in equal shares with cross remainders in tail between or amongst them if more than one. And if all such daughters but one shall die without issue, or if there shall be but one such daughter then as to the entirety of the said premises in trust for such one or only daughter in tail. And in default or upon failure of such issue upon the trusts hereinafter contained concerning my trust fund. I give to my son John William Earle absolutely all my farming stock, implements and effects and all other my interest whatsoever in the farm at Kirkbridge. I devise all those my closes of land with the appurtenances containing altogether eight acres or thereabouts situate at Catterick in the County of York unto and to the use of my trustees in fee simple or for all my estate and interest therein. And I direct that my trustees shall hold the said closes of land at Catterick aforesaid in trust for my said son John William Earle during his life without impeachment of waste. And from and after the death of my said son John William Earle in trust for the first and every son of my said son John William Earle severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail. And in default or upon failure of such issue in trust for all the daughters of my said son John William Earle as tenants in common in tail in equal shares with cross remainders in tail between or amongst them if more than one. And if all such daughters but one shall die without issue, or if there shall be but one such daughter then as to the entirety of the said premises in trust for such one or only daughter in tail. And in default or upon failure of such issue upon the trusts hereinafter contained concerning my trust fund. I give devise and bequeath to my trustees all the residue of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever upon trust that my trustees do and shall either permit and suffer such parts of my said residuary real and personal estate as shall not consist of ready money to remain in the state and condition or invested in the manner in which the same shall be or be invested at the time of my death or do and shall as and when they shall think fit sell, call in and convert into money the same or such part or parts thereof as they shall think fit and do and shall with and out of the moneys to arise from such sale, calling in and conversion into money and the ready money of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the pecuniary legacies hereby bequeathed and shall invest the net surplus of the said moneys to arise as aforesaid and of my ready money in the names or so as to be under the legal control of my trustees in or upon any stocks funds or securities or in any manner upon or in which trustees are or maybe authorised by law to invest trust funds without any special directions with power for my trustees at any time or times at their discretion to vary the said investments or any of them into or for any other of the investments hereby authorised. And I direct that my trustees shall hold the ultimate residue of my real and personal estate and the moneys, stocks, funds, shares and property of in or upon or by which the same or the produce of the calling in, sale or conversion into money thereof shall for the time being consist or be invested or represented (hereinafter called my Trust Fund) and the income thereof in trust for my four children Thomas Bonner Earle, John William Earle, Mary Elizabeth Lax and Laura Inman Earle for their own use and benefit absolutely in equal shares and proportions. Provided always and I do hereby declare that if any of my said children, the said Thomas Bonner Earle, John William Earle, Mary Elizabeth Lax and Laura Inman Earle shall die in my lifetime leaving a child, or children who shall survive me and being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share to which his, her or their parent would have been entitled of and in my trust fund if such parent had survived me including any share or shares which would have accrued to such parent under the trusts and provisions in that behalf hereinbefore contained. And I appoint the trustees for the time being of this my will to be the trustees thereof for the purposes of the Settled Land Act one thousand eight hundred and eighty two. IN WITNESS whereof I have to this my will contained in this and the three preceding sheets of paper set my hand this day and year first above written - THOMAS INMAN EARLE - The writing contained in this and the three preceding sheets of paper was signed by Thomas Inman Earle as his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses - R S HUDSON - Richmond, Yorks, Solicitor - A G WILKINSON - Neasham Abbey, Darlington, Gentleman

 

Sunderland District

 

Marriage – 1904

Thomas Inman Bonner Earle & Jane Hannah Oliver

 

St John's Church, Stanwick St John

 

Baptism –1905

George Inman Earle son of Thomas & Jane Earle

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages for the District of Pontefract – June 1905 - Volume 9c Page 199

John William Earle & Rosetta Atkinson 

 

St Mary's Church, Kirby Fleetham

 

Burial –1906

Mary Ann Earle

 

Codicil (transcript)

 

Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge

THIS IS A CODICIL to the last will and testament of me THOMAS INMAN EARLE whereby I give and bequeath all my household furniture and effects at Aldbrough to my son Thomas Bonner Earle & all my household furniture and effects at Kirkbridge to my son John William Earle except where any of the household furniture and effects have been specifically bequeathed in my above will. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of November one thousand nine hundred and six - THOS I EARLE signed by the said Thomas Inman Earle as a Codicil to his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - ANNIE THOMPSON - Kirkbridge, Cook - R S HUDSON - Richmond, Yorks, Solicitor

 

St John's Church, Stanwick St John

 

Baptism –1907

Hannah daughter of Thomas & Jane Earle

 

Codicil (transcript)

 

Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge

THIS IS A FURTHER CODICIL to my last will and testament which is dated the 10th day of September 1902 whereby I declare that the Banking Accounts in respect of the farm at Aldbrough in the name of myself and my son Thomas Bonner Earle and the Banking Accounts in respect of the farm at Kirkbridge in the names of myself and my son John William Earle are really independent of myself and that each of my two sons is personally responsible for the debit or credit accounts on the respective Banking Accounts in respect of the farm in which his name is mentioned in conjunction with myself and I do further declare that the farm at Kirkby Fleetham lately owned by my late brother J W Earle and of which on his intestacy I became heir at law (tho' I have always allowed his widow to receive the rents and profits thereof in full and which I hereby direct she shall continue to do until her death) shall be included in my residuary estate and shall follow the trusts declared in respect thereof after the death of my said brother's widow. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November one thousand nine hundred and eight - THOS I EARLE signed by the said Thomas Inman Earle as a Codicil to his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - R S HUDSON - Richmond, Yorks, Solicitor - LYDIA GLAIZE - Richmond, Yorks, Nurse

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Burial – 9th November 1910

Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1897 above)

also the above Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge, Stanwick born 24th April 1828 died 9th November 1910

St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Middleton Tyas

Probate (transcript)

 

Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge, dated 14th January 1911

BE IT KNOWN that Thomas Inman Earle of Kirkbridge near Aldbrough in the County of York died on the 9th day of November 1910 AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament with Codicils of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Thomas Bonner Earle of Aldbrough aforesaid - farmer, John William Earle of Kirkbridge aforesaid - farmer, the sons, Mary Elizabeth Lax (wife of John Lax) of Cowthorpe Hall near ? in the said County and Laura Inman Earle of Kirkbridge, spinster, daughters of the deceased, the Executors named in the said Will. Dated the 14th day of January 1911

 

Gross value of Estate:             £27361 14s. 11d.

Net value of Personal Estate:   £26247 4s. 4d.

 

1911 Census

 

Ellerton Manor, Ellerton upon Swale

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

65

Farmer (employer)

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Ann Earle (wife)

61

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Richard Francis Earle (son)

25

Working on Farm

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

William Frederick Earle (s)

22

Working on Farm

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Henry Earle (son)

20

Working on Farm

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Hannah Corniston (visitor)

60

Widow - No Occupation

Kiplin, Yorkshire

Frank Scott (servant)

19

Farm Labourer

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Martha Simpson (servant)

32

General Domestic Servant

Darlington, Co. Durham

James Nolan (servant)

28

Shepherd

Swinford, Mayo, Ireland

The Hall, Aldborough

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Bonner Earle (hd)

46

Farmer

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Jane Hannah Earle (wife)

43

-

Brignall, Yorkshire

George Inman Earle (son)

5

-

Aldbrough, Yorkshire

Lily Smurthwaite (servant)

29

Nurse

Snape, Bedale, Yorkshire

Dora Metcalf (servant)

22

Domestic Servant

Askrigg, Yorkshire

Mary Nelson (servant)

15

Domestic Servant

Downholme, Yorkshire

The Old Hall, Aldbrough

Kirkbridge, Aldborough

name

age

trade

birth place

John William Earle (head)

41

Farmer

Bolton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Rosetta Earle (wife)

46

-

Methley, Yorkshire

Margaret Metcalf (servant)

32

Housemaid

Melsonby, Yorkshire

St John's Church, Stanwick St John

 

Baptism –1912

Thomas Bonner Earle son of Thomas & Jane Earle

 

Last Will and Testament (transcript)

 

Richard Earle, of Ellerton, dated 13th November 1917

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Richard Earle of Ellerton near Scorton in the North Riding of the County of York, farmer made this thirteenth day of November one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. I appoint my wife Elizabeth Ann Earle, my brother-in-law James Kendall and my sons James Kendall Earle and Richard Francis Earle to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (other than my household furniture and effects which I bequeath to my wife absolutely) unto my trustees upon trust to sell, call in and convert the same into money or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of the monies arising therefrom together with my ready monies after paying thereout my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses in trust for my sons John Earle, James Kendall Earle, Richard Francis Earle, William Frederick Earle, Henry Earle and my daughter Irene Elizabeth Earle in equal shares, share and share alike. And I declare that my trustees may postpone the sale or conversion of the whole or any part of my estate so long as they shall deem it advisable in the interests of my estate and that the income from such part of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall be paid and applied to the persons to whom and in the manner which the proceeds of such sale would be payable and applicable if such sale and conversion had actually been made. And I further declare that in case any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children him, her or then surviving who shall attain the age of twenty one years such child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the sahre which his, her or their deceased parent would have taken under this my will if such parent had survived me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year before written

 

Richard Earle

 

Signed by the said Richard Earle as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: -

 

Mrs Hannah Ormiston, Scorton

Mrs Harriet Rogers, Scorton

 

Kelleys Directory North & East Riding 1913

 

Trade

Thomas B Earle – The Hall, Aldbrough

Richard Earle - Manor House, Ellerton

John William Earle - Kirkbridge, Stanwick St John

 

Private Residents

Mrs Earle – Catterick

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 9th April 1919

Richard Earle of Ellerton-on-Swale (aged 75)

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Richard Earle of Ellerton died April 9th 1919 aged 74 years...

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Probate (transcript)

 

Richard Earle of Ellerton, dated 5th September 1919

BE IT KNOWN that Richard Earle of Ellerton near Scorton in the County of York died on the 9th day of April 1919 AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Elizabeth Ann Earle, widow the Relict of deceased, James Kendall, farmer, James Kendall Earle, farmer, son and Richard Francis Earle, farmer, son also of deceased all of Ellerton aforesaid, the Executors named in the said Will. Dated the 5th day of September 1919

 

Gross value of Estate:             £8550 17s. 5d.

Net value of Personal Estate:   £7363 19s. 5d.

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages for the District of Richmond – June 1920 - Volume 9d Page 1887

James K Earle & Gladys Elizabeth Barker

 

Marriages for the District of Richmond – December 1921 - Volume 9d Page 1457

William F Earle & sarah E Mackenzie

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial - March 1925

Margaret Earle, widow

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1891 above)

also of Margaret his wife who died at Catterick March 21st 1925 aged 84 years

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births for the District of Richmond – March 1926 - Volume 9d Page 1148

Margaret Earle (mothers maiden name Mackenzie)

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1897 above)

Here also lie the ashes of Laura Inman Earle daughter of the above [Thomas Inman Earle & Elizabeth Earle] who died 3rd May 1927...

 

Probate (transcript)

 

Laura Inman Earle, dated 22nd June 1927

Of Greencroft South Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, spinster died 3rd May 1927 at Inchkeith, Linden Avenue, Darlington. Probate Durham 22nd June to John William Earle, gentleman and John Fenwick Latimer, solicitor. Effects £14,924 10s 1d

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages for the District of Richmond – September 1928 - Volume 9d Page 1551

George I Earle & Lilian Peirson

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 12th January 1932

Elizabeth Earle of Ellerton-on-Swale

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1919 above)

also Elizabeth Ann wife of Richard Earle born Feb. 12th 1860, died Jan. 12th 1932

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Mary daughter of J and M Earle of Kiplin died 20th Jan 1935 aged 21 years

Sy Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1897 above)

Also Mary Elizabeth Lax who died 10th August 1936

 

Probate (transcript)

 

Mary Elizabeth Lax, dated 16th September 1936

Of Laywell, Avenue Road, Torquay (wife of George Lax) died 10th August 1936 at Falkland Road, Torquay. Probate London 16th September to John William Earle of no occupation and William Wetherell Hodgson, solicitor. Effects £19397 9s 6d

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Ettie, beloved wife of John W Earle of Kirkbridge passed over October 21 1937

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births for the District of Richmond – June 1945 - Volume 9d Page 806

Thomas B Earle (mothers maiden name Hodgson)

 

Births for the District of Richmond – March 1949 - Volume 1b Page 1232

John A Earle (mothers maiden name Hodgson)

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton Tyas

 

Memorial Inscription

John W Earle husband of E. Earle died April 18th 1950

St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Middleton Tyas

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages for the District of Richmond – June 1950 - Volume 1b Page 1519

Joan Earle & William C Pinkney

 

Probate (transcript)

 

John William Earle of Kirkbridge, dated 11th August 1950

Of 30 Cleveland Road, Torquay died 18th April 1950 Probate Durham 11th August to Charles Anderson Hinks, solicitor and William Max Singleton, solicitors managing clerk. Effects £36489 16s 1d

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – November 1951

Thomas Inman Bonner Earle (aged 86)

 

Probate (transcript)

 

Thomas Inman Bonner Earle, dated 3rd December 1951

Of Rosedene, Bolton-on-Swale, Scorton died 21st November 1951 Probate Durham 3rd December to Thomas Bonner Earle, farmer, Jane Hannah Earle, widow and Wilfred Hope, accountant. Effects £365 5s 3d

 

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – June 1954

Jane Hannah Earle (aged 86)

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Thomas Bonner Earle who died November 21st 1951 aged 86 years. Also Jane Hannah wife of the above died June 16th 1954 aged 87 years

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of James Kendall Earle of Stanhow born 30th August 1884 died 15th December 1967 (continued 1987 below)

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

St Mary's Church, Bolton-on-Swale

 

Burial – 29th June 1970

William Frederick Earle

 

Burial – 27th December 1970

John Earle of Kiplin

 

Burial – August 1974

Richard Earle of Stanhow

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Burial – 31st October 1985

Ronald (Ron) Marty Earle of Kiplin

 

St Mary's Churchyard, Bolton-on-Swale

Memorial Inscription

In loving memory of Gladys Elizabeth beloved wife of the above [James Kendall Earle] born 26th October 1897 died 7th August 1987

 

[1] Born at Boroughbridge

[2] Likely to be the mother or sister of Mary Earle

[3] Badge meaning to buy and sell

[4] Current worth [2005] approxinately £130,000.00

[5] Used to separate the grain from straw or chaff

[6] A horse hoe used for weeding between turnip rows

[7] A wooden implement used for beating flax

[8] Current worth [2005] approximately £700,000.00

[9] Current worth [2005] approximately £840,000.00

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