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

Earle Family of Boroughbridge

Christ Church, Marton with Grafton

 

Baptism – 29th March 1686

Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Winde

 

Boroughbridge Burgage Houses

 

2nd November 1718

Finding by the Jury that Cha's Wilkinson was then seized of (inter-alia) a burgage house in Boroughbridge in the tenure of Fra's Earle

 

St John the Baptist Church, Kirby Wiske

 

Marriage – 13th September 1719

Francis Earle[1] and Elizabeth Winde

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 14th July 1720

Francis, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 20th June 1723

Barnabas, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 20th June 1723

Elizabeth, wife of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Chapter Note

 

From the last two parish register entries it is likely Barnabas was born on the feast day of Saint Barnabas which is celebrated on June 11th each year. It is also likey the death of his mother, Elizabeth was related in some way to complications at the birth

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 18th November 1723

Francis Earle and Ann Wilson, both of ye parish - Banns

Marriage Register, St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 2nd August 1724

Wilfred, son of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 9th August 1724

Wilfred, son of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 10th December 1725

Robert, son of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 14th October 1727

Ann, daughter of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 18th February 1728

Robert, son of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 15th May 1730

John, son of Francis and Ann Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 19th May 1732

William, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures

 

Wednesday 13th December 1732

Thomas, son of Henry Wattson apprentice to Francis Earle, Wheeler of Borrowbridge in the County of York

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 5th April 1734

Catherine, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Quarter Session Records (transcript)

 

At Knaresborough, 7th October 1735

Ordered that the Treasurer of the said Riding out of the money raised and paid into his hands for this purpose do pay unto Robert Dee, mason and Francis Earle and John Middleton, carpenters - undertakers of the repairs of Tanfield Bridge the sum following (to wit) the sum of twenty pounds to the said Robert Dee and the sum of fifty pounds to the said Francis Earle and John Middleton for enabling them to perform the said repairs and further that time be allowed them (notwithstanding their articles of contract) to the next Michaelmass Quarter Sessions for finishing such repairs.

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 26th June 1736

Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Quarter Session Records (transcript)

 

At Thirsk, 4th October 1737

Upon the petition of Rob. Dee of Rippon, mason, John Midleton of Bishopton, and Fr. Earle of Borrowbridge, milnwright, undertakers for the rebuild­ing of the bridge at West Tanfield, situate in the North and West Ridings of this county, setting forth the great loss and damage the petitioners have sustained by a sudden and rapped flood coming down the River Eure when they were carrying on the said work, which swept away great quantitys of the materialls provided for the same, and hindred the petitioners' progress thereon, by which means they have suffered the loss of £72. 13s. 9d., besides their labourers' loss of time, and their expences for two summers together, and praying relief:

 

Ordered that £36 be estreated upon the said North Riding and paid to the said petitioners, it appearing to us that the West Riding Justices have thought fit to allow the same sum.

Note

 

The bridge viewed today was widened towards the end of the 18th century on the eastern, or downstream, side of the bridge. The western section of the bridge facing upsteam as seen in the above photograph (taken by C P Smith) is unchanged from when Francis, Robert and John built the single carriageway bridge

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 4th August 1738

Richard, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – About 1741

Robert, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

1741 - Names of Freeholders Voting for C Turner, Esq

 

abode: Borrowbridge

freeholders name: Francis Earle

place of freehold: Little Ribston



Chapter Note

 

This last finding provides the link between Francis Earle of Boroughbridge and the Earle's of Little Ribston from whom he is desecended. This connection is further supported with the information contained in later Indentures  

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 22nd October 1743

Thomas, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

An Account of the Expense of the Election at Boroughbridge, the 22nd day of April, 1746 for the Right Honourable Lord Dalkeith, Mr Edward Kilvington, Borough Bailiff

 

Francis Earl - £3 19s 0d

 

An Account of the Expense of the Election of the Right Honourable Lord Dalkeith and the Honourable William Murray Esqre. in the year 1747, Mr Thomas Mann, Returning Officer

 

Francis Earl - £3 12s 6d

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 14th July 1750

Leonard, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 25th June 1752

John, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

Lawson/Tancred of Aldborough Archive 1338-1886 - Northallerton County Record Office, Ref: ZUH

 

A Bill for Work done for his Grace the Duke of Newcastle at Boroughbridge Mills and the Great Mill Dam in 1753 by Francis Earl, Millwright (transcript with original text inserts written in Francis' own hand)

 

1753

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

July 17th

For repairing the grey stones and blue stones

 

 

 

 

at Great Mill, myself - 3 days work

 

6

0

July 23rd

For repairing the Dam apron, myself - 10 days

1

0

0

 

For my man - 10½ days at the said apron

1

1

0

 

For 8 sacks of moss at 6d. each

 

4

0

Aug 23rd

For making a hopper, and a frame to the hopper,

 

 

 

 

standers & a shoe facing the blue stones - 7 days

 

14

0

 

To Will'm Earl - 7 days at the same

 

14

0

Aug 29th

To Will'm Earl - 1 day mending Mill floor

 

2

0

Sept 17th

Myself - 1 day mending the wallows wheel at Gt.

 

 

 

 

Mill

 

2

0

 

To Rich'd Earl - 1 day at do wheel

 

1

2

Sept 29th

To Rich'd Earl for putting in a bush and wedging

 

 

 

 

the trunles at Great Mill

 

2

0

 

Rob't Somerton - 23½ days at the same

1

7

5

 

To Rob't Somerton son - 26 days at 14d. per day

1

10

4

 

To John Groves - 6½ days at 1s. 6d. per day

 

9

9

 

To John Groves son - 9 days at 8d.

 

6

0

 

To John Groves man - 20½ days at 1s. 6d. a day

1

10

9

 

To John Groves apprentice - 10 days at 8d.

 

11

8

 

John Lonsdale - 8 days at 14d. per day

 

9

4

 

John Lonsdale son - 8 days at do

 

9

4

 

John Lonsdale apprentice - 3 days at 8d.

 

2

0

Oct 25th

To William Lonsdale - 20 days at 14d. per day

1

3

4

 

To William Lonsdale son - 19½ days

 

16

3

 

To Charles Ward for 8 days at 14d. per day

 

9

4

 

To Charles Ward son - 6 days at do

 

7

0

 

To Charles Ward prentice - 8 days at 10d. per day

 

6

8

Dec 5th

Mending the water wheel and the cogg and

 

 

 

 

wedging the trunles myself - 5 days

 

10

0

 

To Wm Earl for half a day at same

 

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

1753

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 23rd

For 147 yds, one foot of Oak Plank for repairing

 

 

 

 

the dam apron at one shilling per yard

7

7

4

 

For 18 foot of Oak wood at 1s. 4d. per foot

1

4

0

 

For 15 boards for the same at 6d. each

 

7

6

 

For 7 boards at 1s. 4d. each

 

9

4

Aug 20th

For wood to mend the Salmon Hecks

 

2

6

Aug 23rd

For wood to make a hopper frame, a shoe

 

 

 

 

standards and mending the floor at Little Mill

 

8

6

Oct 11th

For Oak plank to take the water off at Great Mill

 

 

 

 

dam, 160 yards at 12d. per yard

8

0

0

 

For nails for the same

3

9

0

 

Pd. for 3 spades and carriage of the same

 

5

2

 

Pd. for 7 skutles at 5d. each

 

2

11

 

For whinns when the water was taken off at Gt.

 

 

 

 

Mill dam - 115½ score kids at 6d. per score

2

17

9

 

For Ale and Brandy to the labourers at the same

 

 

 

 

time

4

13

1

 

Pd. for Boots, Wax and Tallow for liquoring

 

 

 

 

boots when water was taken off

 

2

4

 

Pd. for Cord to the Mill

 

 

6

Oct 18th

Got off Mr Flintoff 264no 12ft Deals at 17d. ea.

18

14

0

 

For 4no 14ft Deals at 20d. each

 

6

8

 

For a side of a slit Deal

 

 

11

 

Paid for two pair of new boots to wade in when

 

 

 

 

the water was taken off at Great Mill dam

1

13

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid labourers wages when thewater was taken off - to wit: -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denis Broadwith - 21½ days at 12d. per day

1

1

6

 

John Metcalf - 12½ days at 12d. per day

 

12

6

 

Francis Consett - 1 day at 12d. per day

 

1

0

 

John Fawcett - 13 days at 12d. per day

 

13

0

 

John Wray - 12 days at 12d. per day

 

12

0

 

John Kendall - 20½ days at 12d. per day

1

0

6

 

George Easterby - 20 days at 12d. per day

1

0

0

 

John Duffield - 9½ days at 12d. per day

 

9

6

 

Leonard Rothwell - 6 days at 12d. per day

 

6

0

 

Wm Wrightson - 7½ days at 12d. per day

 

7

6

 

Robert Rawling - 4 days at 12d. per day

 

4

0

 

John Cass - 19½ days at 12d. per day

 

19

6

 

Thomas Lumley - 9 days at 12d. per day

 

9

0

 

Richard Barker - 14½ days at 12d. per day

 

14

6

 

Anthony Holmes - 15½ days at 12d. per day

 

15

6

 

William Horsman - 10½ days at 12d. per day

 

10

6

 

John Bickerdike - 8½ days at 12d. per day

 

8

6

 

Christopher Ripley - 9 days at 12d. per day

 

9

0

 

Robert Thompson - 4 days at 12d. per day

 

4

0

 

Christopher Lorrienton - 10 days at 12d. per day

 

10

0

 

Leonard Metcalf - 4 days at 12d. per day

 

4

0

 

John Grime - 4½ days at 12d. per day

 

4

6

 

William Steel - 2 days at 12d. per day

 

2

0

 

Anthony Winn - 5 days at 12d. per day

 

5

0

 

George Oman - 3½ days at 12d. per day

 

3

6

 

Michael Stayner - 9 days at 12d. per day

 

9

0

 

Thomas Fall - 15½ days at 12d. per day

 

15

6

 

Robt Simpson - 5½ days at 12d. per day

 

5

6

 

George Blaydes - 6½ days at 12d. per day

 

6

6

 

Ralph Dickenson - 1 day at 12d. per day

 

1

0

 

Wm Hornby - 7½ days at 12d. per day

 

7

6

 

Robt Brown - 2 days at 12d. per day

 

2

0

 

Edward Iveson - 4 days at 12d. per day

 

4

0

 

Robt Vitty - 6½ days at 12d. per day

 

6

6

 

George Athay - 5 days at 12d. per day

 

5

0

 

John Lumley - 3 days at 12d. per day

 

3

0

 

Michael Simpson - 3½ days at 12d. per day

 

3

6

 

Michael Groves - 2½ days at 12d. per day

 

2

6

 

John Atkinson - 2 days at 12d. per day

 

2

0

 

Thomas Mills - 2½ days at 12d. per day

 

2

6

 

Willm Scruton - 2 days at 12d. per day

 

2

0

 

John Eden - 3 days at 12d. per day

 

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Carriages: -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Vitty Carriage - 12 days leading gravel to the Mill Dam

 

 

 

at 4d. per day

2

8

0

Edward Iveson - 4 days with a cart carriage at 3s.per day

 

12

0

Thomas Dickenson - 8 days with a cart at 4s. per day

1

12

0

John Fawsett - 16 days with a cart at 3s. 6d. per day

2

0

0

George Athay - 5 days with a cart at 4s. per day

1

0

0

John Lumley - 5 days with a cart at 4s. per day

1

0

0

John Ware - 5 days with a cart at 5s. per day

1

0

0

Robt Thompson - 5 days with a cart at 4s. per day

1

0

0

Michael Simpson - 4 days with a cart at 4s. per day

 

16

0

Matthew Groves - 13 days with a cart at 3s. per day

1

19

0

John Atkinson - 4 days with a cart at 4s. per day

 

16

0

Richard Ellery - 6 days with a cart at 3s. per day

 

18

0

Wm Inchboard - 3 days with a cart at 3s. 4d. per day

 

10

0

Wm Thompson - 1 day

 

3

0

Matthew Johnson - 3 days

 

12

0

Robt Curis - 1 day

 

3

0

Thomas Mills - 9 days

1

14

0

Thomas Burnand - 9 days

 

16

0

Wm Scruton - 4 days at 4s. per day

 

16

0

John Eden - 4 days do

 

16

0

Christr Burniston - 3 days

 

12

0

Peter Brown - 2 days

 

8

0

John Clibberan - 2 days

 

8

0

Tho harrison - 4 days

 

16

0

Mr Darley - 1 day

 

4

0

Mr Fletcher - 2 days

 

8

0

Mr Smith - 8½ days at 4s.

1

14

0

Mr Smith Wagon - 8½ days at 5s.

2

2

6

Robt Somerton - 1 day at 4s.

 

4

0

 

 

 

 

Total

£120

11s

10d

 

Note

The above bill of work transcribed from a document written in Francis' own hand provides an interesting insight into the working life of a mid-18th Century Yorkshire town. Francis who was over the age of sixty when the works were carried out was clearly literate and numerate as he would have needed to be in his chosen profession of Millwright, the forerunner to the modern-day mechanical engineer. He was also experienced, respected and capable enough to take charge of a large contract of work employing 42 labourers, as well as several of his own sons who would follow their father becoming millwrights. Francis was also responsible for sourcing the various materials needed to repair the mills and mill dam as well as hiring the carts needed to transport timber and gravel to the work-front.

From the Bill of Work we see a labourer could expect to receive a shilling for a days work whilst Francis pays himself and his 21 year old son, William 2s. a day for their skilled labour. Fifteen year old Richard is charged at 15d. a day and even his youngest sons, Robert and Thomas aged 12 and 10 years old respectively are charged out at 10d. and 6d. a day for huging (shovelling) gravel during the course of the works. Working in the cold waters of the Ure must have been hard for the labourers as summer turned to autumn, but at least Francis provided them with Brandy and Ale as seen from his October purchases.

That Francis writes his surname without the 'e' on the end is also interesting when most records at this time have the surname spelt as 'Earle'. This shows that both spellings of the surname were commonly in use then, and as successive generations followed so the use of 'Earl' and/or Earle' would continue.

The following Bill of Work for 1754 shows Francis Earl back at the Mills, Mill Dam and Salmon Hecks with several of his sons and a smaller team of workers. Looking at their wages, they would seem to be the skilled workers perhaps finishing off the timber-work judging by the purchases of oak wood and planking.

Lawson/Tancred of Aldborough Archive 1338-1886 - Northallerton County Record Office, Ref: ZUH

 

Francis Earl Bill for Work done at the Great and Little Mills and Great Mill Dam; also at the Salmon Hecks from 4th day of January 1754 to 3rd day of November 1754 for his Grace the Duke of Newcastle (transcript)





Francis Earl - 24 days at 2s. per day

2

8

0

William Earl - 15 days at ditto

1

16

0

Richard Earl - 19 days at 10d. per day

1

5

4

For woods

 

13

0

Francis Earl - 119½ days making new a piece of the Gt. Mill Dam

11

19

0

William Earl - 97 days at the dam at 2s.

9

14

0

Richard Earl - 126 days at ditto at 1s. 4d. per day

8

8

0

John Down - 12½ days at 18d.

 

18

9

Robert Kay - 42 days at 20d. per day

3

10

0

Robert Atkinson - 4½ days at 18d.

 

6

9

Robert Earl - 23 days at 10d.

 

19

2

Thomas Earl - 23 days at 8d.

 

15

4

Wm Lonsdale - 11 days at 16d. per day

 

14

8

Wm Lonsdale, son - 7 days at 12d.

 

7

0

Robert Somerton - 57 days at 14d.

3

6

0

John Groves - 1 day at 18d.

 

1

6

Christopher Benson - 11 days at 15d.

 

13

9

William Pybus - 9½ days at 18d.

 

14

3

William Pybus, son - 9½ days at 16d.

 

12

8

William Pybus, app - 9½ days at 12d.

 

9

6

 

 

 

 

For - 184 sacks of moss at 3d. each

2

6

0

For - 822½ foot of oak wood at 16d. per foot

54

16

4

For - 311 yards of oak plank at 12d. per foot

15

11

0

For - 5 furze poles at 2s. 4d. each

 

11

8

For - 800 nails

 

5

4

For - 15 Skuttles

 

6

6

 

 

 

 

To - The Currier for making boots when in the water

 

3

6

For - Bread and Ale to the workmen

5

12

4

 

 

 

 

Total

£129

5s

4d

Millwrights repairing a mill by W H Pyne

Wakefield Registry - Ref: AM/279/387



Francis Earle &c to Francis Earle &c - 12th April 1756

Francis Earle &c to Francis Earle &c - 12th April 1756 INDENTURES of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the twelfth and thirteenth days of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six. The Release being of four parts and made, or mentioned to be made between Francis Earle of Boroughbridge in the County of York, Millwright and Ann his wife of the first part; James Collins of Knaresborough in the said County of York, Gentleman in the second part; Robert Keighley of Scriven with Tentergate in the said County, Linen Weaver of the third part; and Francis Earle of Middleham in the said County of York, Millwright son and heir apparent of the said Francis Earle and Ann of the fourth part. And the Lease made between the said Francis Earle the father and Ann his wife of the one part and the said Francis Earle the son of the other part. Of and containing all that messuage, dwelling house or tenement situate, standing or being in Little Ribston in the said County of York with a garth or orchard lying on the Bankside thereof. And also all that several parcels of arable or meadow lying disposed in the fields of Little Ribston aforesaid, that is to say two acres by estimation more or less lying in a close called Squire Close in the Westfield; one acre more or less lying on a furshott called Brams Flatt – the lands of Leonard Earle theretofore on the west and the lands of Sir John Goodricke on the east. In the Eastfield three roods more or less adjoining upon the river Nidd on the north and the lands of Sir John Goodricke on the south. In the Stoupe Field one rood and a half, more or less, upon a flat or furshott there called Mortar Pitts the lands of Sir John Goodricke on the west and the lands late of Peter Brownrigg on the east and now in the tenure and occupation of Isabel Grayson[2], widow, and her assigns together with all the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage, dwelling house or tenement and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. WHICH said indentures as to the execution thereof by the said Francis Earle, the father and Ann his wife and witnessed by Thomas Oastler of Farnham in the said County, Gentleman and Francis Bedford of Knaresborough, aforesaid, Gentleman.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Thomas Oastler                                                                                              
Francis Earle

Francis Bedford - sworn

Chapter Note

 

The type of deed known as lease and release was the most popular and widespread way to record simple sales of property from the seventeenth century up to the year 1845. This format was also used to convey property for the purpose of mortgages and settlements.

 

The lease and release are two separate documents. It is quite usual for one of them to have become separated from the other over time. However there are clues in the text which make it clear that the deed forms part of a lease and release transaction.

 

Purpose: -

 

Sale of real property (land or buildings) from one party to another, for a monetary consideration

Mortgage of real property from a mortgagor to a mortgagee, to raise money

Settlement of real property from owners to trustees, to limit its descent to specified people

 

Features of Lease and Releases: -

 

  • 16th to 19th centuries
  • Two separate documents, one small (lease), and one large (release)
  • Lease and release sometimes sewn together, but more often found folded separately
  • Lease usually dated a day before the release
  • Written on parchment
  • Usually written in English
  • Indenture (wavy top edge)
  • Seal

 

Important Words and Phrases: -

 

A lease and release records in the past tense what has been done to transfer the property. Conveyance by lease and release was a two-stage process.

 

First, a leasehold interest in the land was conveyed from A to B by means of a bargain and sale (the lease). This bargain and sale did not have to be enrolled because it did not transfer freehold property. It was not a real lease because the intention was to follow it with a release in order to convey the freehold. The term of the lease, the consideration money, and the rent specified in the lease were all nominal. Usually the land was bargained and sold for a term of 6 months or a year for a nominal consideration of 5 shillings, and a rent of one peppercorn per year.

 

At some point afterwards – usually the next day, but not always, A conveyed the reversion of the lease - that is his right to the freehold property, to B or his trustee (the release). At this point the real consideration money for the property was paid. B was now the owner of the freehold. Releases often involved a number of different parties, especially if they were drawn up as part of a family settlement. It can be quite hard to determine exactly what part each party was playing in the transaction.

 

The advantage of the lease and release as a form of conveyance was that neither stage dealt with the freehold property. Both stages were technically concerned only with interests and rights. This therefore avoided the requirement to have the conveyance enrolled and made public.

 

Many lease and releases are long and complicated, because the form of a lease and release was flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes. Further clauses in the release need to be read carefully, to see if they indicate that the lands are being conveyed for a mortgage, family settlement, or other purpose, instead of a simple sale.

 

Lawyers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were paid by the line. Therefore the longer and wordier a deed was, the more they got paid! There can be a lot of words in a lease and release (particularly in a release) which are not really necessary to read in order to get the gist of the transaction. Luckily, legal clerks usually marked the beginning of new and important phrases by highlighting or increasing the size of the initial word. This makes the lengthy deed easier to follow.

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AE/106/104



Marmaduke Ripley &c to Francis Earle &c - 21st & 22nd April 1758

A MEMORIAL of Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the 21st & 22nd days of November 1758. The Lease made between Marmaduke Ripley of East Witton in the County of York, Carpenter, Lucy his wife of the one part; Jonathan Yarker of Middleham in the said County of Yorkshire, Gentleman of the other part. The Release being tripartite and made between the said Marmaduke Ripley, Lucy his wife of the first part, Matthew Dixon of Middleham aforesaid, Gent and Francis Earle of Coverbridge House near Middleham aforesaid, Millwright of the second part and Jonathan Yarker of the third part. Of and concerning all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house situate, standing and being in Middleham, also known by the name of the George Inn late in the possession of Jonathan Scott now of the said Matthew Dixon and Francis Earle a little tenement thereto adjoining late used as a barbers shop in the possession of Margaret ??? Which said Indenture is witnessed by Roger Peel, Francis Buckle both of Middleham aforesaid Clerks to the said Jonathan Yarker.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Roger Peel                                                                               

The mark of Marmaduke [MR] Ripley

Francis Buckle (sworn)

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AE/107/106

 

Christopher Jefferson &c to Francis Earle &c- 22nd November 1758

A MEMORIAL of an Indenture quinque-partite bearing date the twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord 1758 between Christopher Jefferson of East Witton in the County of York, Taylor, Hannah his wife Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Francis Ripley late of Bedale in the said County of York, Wheelwright deceased of the first part; William Ryder of East Witton aforesaid, Yeoman of the second part; Marmaduke Ripley of East Witton aforesaid, Carpenter of the third part; Jonathan Yarker of Middleham in the said County, Gentleman; Matthew Dixon of the same place, Gentleman & Francis Earle of Coverbridge House near Middleham aforesaid, Wheelwright of the fourth part; Thomas Lupton of Middleham aforesaid, Yeoman of the fifth part. Of and concerning all that messuage, tenement and dwelling house situate, standing and being in Middleham aforesaid known by the name of the George Inn wherein Richard Orton formerly lived with the stable, brewhouse, backside and garden thereunto belonging and commonly enjoyed therewith with said messuage, tenement, dwelling house and premises were also formerly in the tenure or occupation of Eleanor Holmes widow and then known by the name or sign of the Star and were purchased by the said Marmaduke Ripley off one William Pickering of Thornton Stewart in the said County of York, Innholder since dated and also one little tenement or building at the east end thereof used by the said Richard Orton as a store with their every of their appurtenances which said Indenture is witnessed by Roger Peel and Francis Buckle both of Middleham aforesaid Clerks to the said John Yarker.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Roger Peel                                                                               

The mark of Marmaduke [MR] Ripley

Francis Buckle (sworn)

Wakefield Registry - Ref: AM/667/892

 

Francis Earle &c to Austin Hodgson - 5th April 1759

AN INDENTURE bearing date the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord 1759 made between Francis Earle, of Middleham in the County of York, Yeoman and Robert Keighley of Scriven with Tentergate in the said County, Linen Weaver of the one part and Austin Hodgson of High Sutton in the parish of Masham in the County of York, Yeoman of the other part. Of or containing all that messuage, dwelling house or tenement situate and being in Little Ribston in the County aforesaid with a garth or orchard lying on the Bankside thereof and also all those several parcels of arable or meadow ground lying disposed in the fields of Little Ribston aforesaid, that is to say two acres by estimation more or less lying in a close called Squire Close in the Westfield, one acre more or less lying upon a furshott called Bramflatt - the lands of Leonard Earle now or late on the west and the lands of Sir John Goodricke now or late on the east. In the Eastfield three roods more or less adjoin upon the river Nidd on the north and the lands of Sir John Goodricke now or late on the south. In the Stoupe Field one rood and a half more or less upon a flatt or furshott there called Mortar Pitts the lands of Sir John Goodricke now or late on the west and lands of Peter Brownrigg now or late on the east – which said premises are now in the tenure or occupation of the said Francis Earle his assignee or assigns, under tenant or under tenants. Which said Indenture is witnessed by William Hardcastle of Masham aforesaid, gent and Ralph Topham servant to the said William Hardcastle they being witnesses to the execution thereof by the said Francis Earle and Austin Hodgson.

Signed and sealed
by Austin Hodgson

Party in the presence of: -

William Hardcastle – sworn                                                                                 

Augustin Hodgson

Ralph ‘X’ Topham – his mark

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AF/422/579

 

Francis Earle to John Yarker - 12th May 1760
A MEMORIAL of an Indenture tri-partite bearing date the twelfth day of May 1760 made between Francis Earle of Coverbridge in the parish of East Witton in the County of York, Millwright of the first part; John Yarker of Middleham in the said County of York, Gent. of the second part and John Yarker of Furnivals Inn in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman (eldest son of the said John Yarker of the third part) of and concerning one full undivided moiety or halfpart the whole, into two equal parts to be divided. Of all that messuage or dwelling house situate, standing and being in Middleham aforesaid known by the name of the George Inn now in the possession of Jane Folton widow of a little tenement thereto adjoining now or late in the possession of Margaret Holmes with the appurtenances which said Indenture is witnessed by Roger Peel & Francis Buckle both of Middleham aforesaid, Clerks to the said John Yarker.

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Roger Peel                                                                                                                  

Francis Earle

Francis Buckle (sworn)

Wakefield Registry - Ref: AW/31/43

 

Francis Earle &c to Austin Hodgson &c - 4th & 5th September 1761

INDENTURES of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the fourth and fifth days of September in the year of our Lord 1761. The Release being of four parts and made between Francis Earle of Cover
Bridge in the County of York, Yeoman and Jane his wife of the first part, Austin Hodgson of High Sutton in the parish of Masham in the said County, Yeoman of the second part, Christopher Armistead of North Deighton in the said County, Yeoman of the third part and Ralph Robinson of Ripley in the said County, Gentleman of the fourth part. And the Lease made between the said Francis Earle of the one part and the said Christopher Armistead of the other part. Of and concerning all that messuage and dwelling house or tenement situate and being at Little Ribston in the said County of York with a garth or orchard lying on the Bankside thereof and now in the tenure of Isabel Grayson and also all that close, piece or parcel of ground containing by estimation two acres or thereabouts situate, lying and being within the township of Little Ribston aforesaid commonly called Squire Close and now in the tenure or occupation of widow Earle and all that other close, piece or parcel of ground containing by estimation about two acres or thereabouts situate, lying and being in the township of Little Ribston aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Christopher Reynard landed westward by land now or late of John Scoresby and eastward by land now or late of Mr Whiley. AND ALL OTHER the lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever of the said Francis Earle in the township or territories of Little Ribston aforesaid together with all ways, easements and appurtenances to the said hereditaments and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining which said Indentures of Lease and Release as to the execution thereof are respectively witnessed by Benjamin Reed of Scriven with Tentergate in the said County, Gentleman and Francis Bedford of the same place, Gentleman.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Benj: Reed                                                                                                          

Fran: Earle

Francis Bedford – sworn

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 17th July 1763

Richard Earle & Mary Paul

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Marriage – 30th October 1763

Thomas Earle & Elizabeth Crawford

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 25th August 1764

Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

Burial Register, St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Baptism – 13th December 1764

Ann, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Earl

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AQ/311/487

 

Francis Earle to Christopher Jackson- 21st November 1765

A MEMORIAL of an Indenture tripartite bearing date the twenty first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five and made between Francis Earle of Middleham in the County of York, Millwright and Jane his wife of the first part; William Wray of Middleham aforesaid, Grocer of the second part and Christopher Jackson of the same place, Gentleman of the third part. Of and concerning all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house situate, standing and being in Middleham aforesaid wherein Henry Horner now dwells commonly called or known by the name of the White Swan Inn with all and singular the shops, barns, stables, outhouses, edifices, buildings, garths, gardens, orchards, yards and backsides thereunto belongingand now in the possession and occupation of the said Henry Horner his under tenants or assigns and all that maltkiln which adjoins upon the said dwelling house and is now or late was in the possession of the said Francis Earle with their and every of their appurtenances and all that close or parcel of ground situate, lying and being at Middleham aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of Dove Coat otherwise Kiln Close purchased by the said Francis Earle off Thomas Scott and George Scott his son or the one of them and now in the possession or occupation of the said Christopher Jackson his under tenants or assigns with the appurtenances which said Indenture is witnessed by Henry Hoyle Oddie and William Hoyle Oddie and William Luke Yarker both of Middleham aforesaid, Gentlemen.

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Benj: Henry Hoyle Oddie (sworn)                                                                

Francis Earle

William Luke Yarker

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 2nd December 1765

Ellen, daughter of Richard Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AQ/311/485

 

John Yarker &c to Francis Earle &c- 20th & 21st November 1766

A MEMORIAL of Indentures of Lease and Release bearing dates respectively the twentieth and twenty first days of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six. The Lease made between made between John Yarker of Middleham in the County of York, Gentleman of the one part and Christopher Jackson of the same place, Gentleman of the other part. And the Release being quadripartite made between the said John Yarker of the first part; Francis Earle late of Ulshaw Grange in the same County, but now of Middleham aforesaid, Millwright of the second part; Thomas Race of Middleham aforesaid, Butcher of the third part and the said Christopher Jackson of the forth part. Of and concerning all that close or parcel of ground situate, lying and being at Middleham aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of Dove Coat otherwise Kiln Close purchased by the said Francis Earle off Thomas Scull and George Scull, his son or one of them now in the possession or occupation of the said Christopher Jackson his tenants or assigns which said Indentures are witnessed by Henry Hoyle Oddie and William Luke Yarker both of Middleham aforesaid, Gentleman.

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Benj: Henry Hoyle Oddie (sworn)                                                         

John Yarker

William Luke Yarker

 

Northallerton County Record Office - Ref: AQ/311/486

 

Francis Earle &c to George Wray &c- 20th & 21st November 1766

A MEMORIAL of Indentures of Lease and Release and Assignment. The Lease bearing date the twentieth and the Release and Assignment the twenty first days of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six. The Lease made between John Yarker of Middleham in the County of York, Gentleman; Thomas Place of Middleham aforesaid, Butcher and Francis Earle late of Coverbridge near Middleham aforesaid but now of Middleham aforesaid, Millwright of the one part and William Wray of Middleham aforesaid, Grocer of the other part and the Release and Assignment being of six parts made between the Reverend Gregory Elsley late of Patrick Brompton in the County of York aforesaid but now of Hornby Castle in the same County, Clerk of the first part; the said John Yarker of the second part; the said Thomas Place of the third part; the said Francis Earle and Jane his wife of the fourth part; the said William Wray of the fifth part and George Wray of Thoralby in the parish of Aysgarth in the County aforesaid of the sixth part. Of and concerning all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house situate, standing and being in Middleham aforesaid wherein Henry Horner now lives commonly called and known by the name of the White Swan Inn with all and singular the shops, warehouses, barns, stables, outhouses, garths, gardens, orchard, yards and backsides thereunto belonging now in the possession or occupation of the said Henry Horner his undertenants or assigns and all that maltkiln which adjoins upon the said messuage, tenements or dwelling house and is now in the possession of the said Francis Earle with their and every of their appurtenances which said Indentures as to the execution thereof by the said John Yarker, Thomas Place, Francis Earle and Jane his wife and William Wray are witnessed by Henry Hoyle Oddie and William Luke Yarker both of Middleham aforesaid, Gentlemen and as to the execution of the said Release and Assignment by the said Gregory Elsley is witnessed by George Elsley of Patrick Brompton in the said County, Esquire and the said Henry Hoyle Oddie.  

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:

Benj: Henry Hoyle Oddie (sworn)                                                                
Thomas Place

William Luke Yarker

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Baptism – 30th November 1768

Thomas, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Earl

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 8th February 1769

Francis, son of Richard Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Burial – 16th June 1769

Ann, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Earl

 

All Saints Church, Newton-upon-Ouse

 

Marriage – 10th December 1770

Robert Earle & Eleanor Barnby

 

Northallerton County Record Office

 

Richard Raynard to Francis Earle- 22nd November 1771

A memorandrum of Indenture of ffeoment being dated 22 Nov 1771 and made between Richard Raynard, of Middleham, tailor, of one part and Francis Earle, of the same place, millwright, of the other part, of and concerning all that messuage, tenenent or dwelling house situate and being in Middleham and now in term of occupancy of the said Richard Raynard, with such messuages or tenement adjoins upon a messuage belonging to the said Francis Earle on the south of the town street on the east and upon a messuage belonging to George Metcalfe, of Middleham on the south.

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 26th January 1772

Robert, son of Robert Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 23rd May 1773

Eleanor, daughter of Robert Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Alehouse Keepers & Tiplers in the Township of Boroughbridge

 

8th September 1773

Ann Earle (an old widow) named as Alehousekeeper of Boroughbridge with John Fletcher and Matthew Pollard acting as surety paying £10 each

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 2nd July 1775

Ann, daughter of Robert Earle

 

The Diaries of Alexander Fothergill

 

Francis Earle of Middleham is briefly named about the year 1775 working at the mill in Askrigg and receiving payment of £3. 9s. 3d. for work and his board

 

Alehouse Keepers & Tiplers in the Township of Boroughbridge

 

8th September 1777

Ann Earle (widow) with William Fletcher and Francis Williams acting as surety paying £10 each

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 15th June 1777

John, son of Richard Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Alehouse Keepers & Tiplers in the Township of Boroughbridge

 

9th September 1778

Ann Earle (an old widow) named as Alehousekeeper of Boroughbridge with William Fletcher and Francis Williams acting as surety paying £10 each

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 27th December 1780

Mary, daughter of Richard Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 21st February 1781

Ann Earle, widow of Boroughbridge

Burial Register, St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

Yorkshire Gazette - March 1781

 

Notices

On Monday ft.night died, aged 81, Mrs Ann Earle, relict of Mr Francis Earle, of Boroughbridge, in this County

 

Alehouse Keepers & Tiplers in the Township of Boroughbridge

 

5th September 1781

Elizabeth Earle (singlewoman) named as Alehousekeeper of Boroughbridge with William Fletcher and Francis Williams acting as surety paying £10 each

 

Bolton Hall Archives - Northallerton County Record Office, Ref: ZBO

 

A letter dated 11th July 1784 from John Anderson of Swinithwaite addressed to Sir Thomas Orde-Powlett highlighted the damage being caused to the valuable pasture lands on the Bolton Hall estate caused by the flooding of the river Ure. The letter went on to say how major piling works were now required to keep the river within its banks and that it was regretable that years of neglect had brought about this problem. Discussions about the repairs were discussed with Francis Earle who he describes as "an honest man who would not in any opinion deceive his Lordship of any information that may be required of him"

 

Later correspondence shows that Francis Earle, of Middleham along with his business partner, Mr Gill were summoned to the Estate and employed to provide a map of the river detailing their recommended repairs. Francis also provided estimates relating to the sale of timber to be cut from the estate and sold to offset the costs of carrying out the remedial works in order to control the water course of the Ure.

 

The following letter written by Francis Earle to Sir Thomas Orde-Powlett shows the balance between ensuring the cost of the remedial works was covered by the sale of timber whist at the same time considering the appearance of the estate by careful selection of which trees should be cut down. This importance was stressed by John Anderson in his letter when he described to Sir Thomas how great quantities of timber had already been cut from the Estate for the Cotton Mill at Askrigg

 

Letter from Francis Earle to Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron of Bolton dated 12th July 1784 (transcript)

 

Sir, Your Servant. The reason of me not answering your letter sooner, Mr Maud giving me account on Tuesday last that Mr Gill and me must immediately mark and value wood to defray the expense of repairing the banks and making cuts in order to give Yore[3] a proper currency in Wensley Ings and to be done according to estimate, thought better to defer writing to you till viewed the wood, then could be more able to give you a better idea. All the trees in the avenue from the north end of bridge which stands in the road are marked and valued excepting 5 lime trees proposed to stand. The trees in Scaw Bottom you see by valuation mentioned when going from Bolton Hall over low bridge to Scaw Toynes south east end of bridge and comes down to south side of the river. When going from the Hall about 200 yards distance there is a pond and gate at the entrance of West Wood after we had gone 60 yards west from the gate we turned into the south part of the wood and marked and valued the ashes and oaks mentioned in west wood. The field called Wensley Park lays about 200 yards east from the Hall and the south end of the field comes to the north side of the road going from Bolton Hall to Wensley. The trees that are valued are not improving trees and the ash trees in Wensley Park are of bad quality. I cannot perceive that cutting the wood down will injure the estate or deface it, excepting the Bridge Avenue and in regard to the avenue just as persons ??? people are of different opinions. The wood is carefully valued and I am Sir your obedient servant Francis Earle, Middleham

 

 

Wood valued by W. Gill and Fran: Earle to defray the expense of rectifying the course of the river Yore in Wensley Ings and other contingent expenses also to be used in completing the work - dated 10th July 1784

 

In the Bridge Walk - 86 Lime trees & 4 Cyphers

46

7

9

In Do - 43 plain trees & 34 Cyphers

21

2

6

In Scaw Bottom - 28 ashes & 1 Cyphers

13

7

0

In Do - 8 elms & 1 Cyphers

4

0

6

In West Woods - 101 ashes & 11 Cyphers

69

11

0

In Do - 30 oaks & 2 Cyphers (bark included)

78

9

6

In Wensley Park - 26 ashes & 10 Cyphers

5

8

6

In Do - 19 elms & 3 Cyphers

4

10

0

In Do - 36 oaks & 1 Cyphers (bark included)

55

17

0

 

 

 

 

Total

£298

13s

9d

 

 

 

 

Expenses of timber and work by estimate

278

14

5

In charge of planning and estimate valuing wood, inspecting

 

 

 

work and contingent expenses, we compute at...

20

0

0

 

 

 

 

Total

£298

14s

5d

 

St Mary's Church, Raskelf

 

Marriage – 24th August 1784

Leonard Earle, batchelor & Jane Mitchel, widow, by Banns, 24th August 1784, by J. Armistead. Wit's by Edward Jaques & D. Park

 

All Saints Church, Spofforth

Marriage Banns between Francis Earle & Nancy Burley

Marriage – 20th April 1794

Francis Earle & Nancy Burley

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 18th January 1795

John, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 23rd May 1795

Ellen wife of Robert Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 18th October 1796

Elizabeth Earle, spinster of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 7th April 1797

Mary, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

UK Land Tax Redemption - 1799

 

The Township of Boroughbridge

Robert Earle paid 5s 7d for land occupied from proprietor Rev. J Wilkinson and 5s for land occupied from the Duke of Newcastle

 

Francis Earl paid 4s 5d for the same

 

The Hamlet of Aldborough

 

Francis Earl paid 3d for land occupied from His Grace the Duke of Newcastle and 2s 8d to the Rev'd William Wilkinson for the same

 

The Parish of Middleham

 

John Walker paid 4d for land occupied from proprietor Mrs Earle 

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 23rd June 1799

Francis, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Marriage – 8th April 1801

Mary Earle & James Mountain

 

Burial – 24th April 1801

Nancy Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Marriage – About 1801

Francis Earle & Mary ?

 

Bedale Parish Register

 

Marriage – 12th October 1801

Thomas Earle & Elizabeth Longtoff

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Baptism – 15th August 1802

Elizabeth, daughter of Ann Earl

 

West Yorkshire Land Tax Records

 

Claro, Boroughbridge – 5th April 1803 to 5th April 1804

Robert Earl paid 5s 7d for land he occupied from owner the Rev'd Ja's Wilkinson

Francis Earl paid 4s 5d for land he occupied from owner the Rev'd Ja's Wilkinson

Richard Earl paid 4s 10d for land he occupied from owner His Grace the Duke of Newcastle

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 7th August 1803

Nancy, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Licensed Publicans & Their Sureties Presented to the Knaresborough Assizes

 

2nd September 1803

Francis Earle paid £10 to the West Riding Authorities in Knaresborough with Humphrey Fletcher acting as surety paying £10

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 28th April 1805

Alice, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Burial – 28th February 1806

Alice, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 9th December 1806

Alice, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 28th April 1809

Jane, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Marriage – 27th November 1810

Ann Earl & Thomas Watson

 

West Yorkshire Land Tax Records

 

Claro, Boroughbridge – 5th April 1811 to 5th April 1812

Robert Earl paid 5s 7d for land he occupied from owner the Rev'd Mr Lawson

Francis Earl paid 4s 5d for land he occupied from owner the Rev'd Mr Lawson

Richard Earl paid 5s 0d for land he occupied from owner His Grace the Duke of Newcastle

 

St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough

 

Baptism – 13th January 1813

Thomas, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Earle of Scriven (Thomas - weaver)

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 1815

George, son of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Knaresborough Wills

 

9th October 1818

Thomas Earle and two others named as a witnesses in the will of Mary Clark, widow of Knaresborough who died on the 17th December 1821. Mary left all her clothes, goods and furniture to the disposal of her Pastor, Rev William Howell and the money to be distributed between the poor and needy of the church. Probate 23rd January 1822 - Effects under £20

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 1819

Ellen, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Marriage – About 1820

Francis Earle & Mary ?

 

Baptism – 8th April 1821

Catherine, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

St Oswald's Church, Farnham

 

Baptism – 11th November 1821

Thomas, son of Francis Earle

 

Baines West Riding Directory - 1st January 1822

 

Boroughbridge

Francis Earle - victualler at the Windmill Inn, Boroughbridge

John Earle - millwright

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 14th February 1822

Mary, wife of Richard Earle of Boroughbridge

 

St Oswald's Church, Farnham

 

Baptism – 20th April 1823

Nancy, daughter of Francis Earle

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 18th May 1825

Nancy Earle & Joseph Hardisty

 

St Oswald's Church, Farnham

 

Baptism – 3rd July 1825

Francis, son of Francis Earle

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 31st July 1825

John, son of Mary Earle

 

Marriage – 21st September 1825

John Earle & Mary Howard

 

Knaresborough Wills

 

8th June 1826

Francis Earle of Farnham, Stonemason named as a Bondsman in the Admon of Thomas Bickerdike of Scriven-cum-Tentergate who died on 2nd June 1826

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 9th October 1826

Alice Earle & Richard Umpleby

Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Register

St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough

 

Burial – 28th November 1826

Francis, son of Francis Earle

 

Baptism – 23rd September 1827

Francis, son of Francis & Mary Earle of Scriven (Father - Stonemason)

 

Pigot & Co's Directory

 

1828-9

Francis Earle - victualler at the Windmill Inn, Boroughbridge

 

Chapter Note

 

This is the Francis Earle born 1769 and who died in 1835. His son, Francis moved from Scriven at about this time according to the baptism records of his three youngest children and took over the Windmill Inn on his fathers death

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 19th April 1829

Ellen, daughter of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Danby Wiske Parish Register

 

Marriage – 23rd April 1829

Thomas Earl & Mary Merryweather

 

St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough

 

Baptism – 6th June 1830

Elizabeth, daughter of Francis & Mary Earle of Scriven (Father – Stonemason)

 

Baptism – 6th April 1832

Mary, daughter of Francis & Mary Earle of Scriven (Father – Stonemason)

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 24th February 1833

Jane, wife of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 1833

Richard, son of Jane Earle

 

Baptism – 31st May 1833

Richard, son of Francis Earle

 

Pigot & Co's Directory

 

1834

Francis Earle - victualler at the Windmill Inn, Boroughbridge

 

London Gazette

 

5th February 1834

WHEREAS Francis Earle, of Boroughbridge, in the County of York, Innkeeper, hath by indenture, dated the 5th day of February last past, assigned over to a Trustee therein named, all his personal estate and effects, upon trust, for the equal benefit of such Trustee and all other the Creditors of the said Francis Earle who shall execute the said indenture within three calendar months from the date thereof; notice is hereby given, that the said deed is lodged at the Office of Mr William Hirst, Solicitor, in Boroughbridge aforesaid, for signature by the Creditors of the said Francis Earle; and that such of them as shall refuse or neglect to execute the same as aforesaid will be excluded all benefit arising therefrom.

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 11th May 1834

Richard, son of Jane Earle

 

Burial – 15th March 1835

Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

 

Baptism – 6th April 1836

Mary, daughter of Francis Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Myton-upon-Swale

 

Marriage – 6th December 1836

Jane Earle of this parish & John Thwaites of St Cuthbert, York, by Banns, both sign. Witnesses: Richard
Umpleby, Elizabeth Earle & William Coates

 

White’s Directory

 

1837

Francis Earle (mason) - victualler at the Windmill Inn, Boroughbridge

 

Ripon Parish Register

 

Marriage – June 1838

George Earle & Ann Siddall

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 1839

Emma, daughter of Francis Earle

 

Yorkshire Gazette - March 7th 1840

 

Property for Sale by Auction

 

Lot 2 - A newly-built dwelling house with garden and premises; freehold of inheritance; currently in the occupation of George Earl; containing by estimation 2 perches 21 roods

 

1841 Census

 

Boroughbridge (PRO Ref: HO107/1284/2)

name

age

trade

birth place

Francis Earle

42

Innkeeper

Yorkshire

Mary Earle

44

-

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle

11

-

Yorkshire

Richard Earle

8

-

Yorkshire

Mary Earle

5

-

Yorkshire

Emma Earle

2

-

Yorkshire

 

Roecliffe (PRO Ref: HO107/1284/5)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earle

25

Shoemaker

Yorkshire

Ann Earle

30

-

Yorkshire

Richard Earle

2

-

Yorkshire

Jane Earle

7 mths

-

Yorkshire

 

Vicarage, Riccall (PRO Ref: HO107/1228/11)

name

age

trade

birth place

Catherine Earle

20

Female Servant

Yorkshire

 

Danby Wiske (PRO Ref: HO107/1244/1)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Earl

70

Weaver

Yorkshire

Mary Earl

55

-

Yorkshire

Thomas Brignall

40

Tailor

Yorkshire

Christopher Horner

40

Agricultural Labourer

Yorkshire

 

West Yorkshire Electoral Registers

 

1842

Francis Earle - Occupier of the Windmill Inn and land adjoining the common at Boroughbridge at £50 per annum

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 1843

Catherine Earle & Christopher Hare

 

1851 Census

 

5 Pleasant Row, Scriven (PRO Ref: HO107/2283)

name

age

trade

birth place

Francis Earle (head)

53

Stone Mason

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Mary Earle (wife)

54

Gardener

Scriven, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

21

-

Scriven, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

17

Apprentice Joiner

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Emma Earle (daughter)

12

Scholar

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

 

Argyle House, Regent Parade, Bilton-with-Harrogate (PRO Ref: HO107/2282)

name

age

trade

birth place

Mary Earle (unmarried)

15

Apprentice Milliner

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

 

Roecliffe (PRO Ref: HO107/2282)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earle (head)

36

Cordwainer

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Ann Earle (wife)

40

Dressmaker

Masham, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

11

Scholar

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Esther Jane Earle (daughter)

10

Scholar

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle (daughter)

6

Scholar

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

 

In Village, Danby Wiske (PRO Ref: HO107/2377)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Earl (head)

82

Pauper

Danby Wiske, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (wife)

69

Pauper

Bolton, Yorkshire

Thomas Brignall (lodger)

50

Tailor Journeyman

Rounton, Yorkshire

 

London Gazette

 

21st October 1852

WHEREAS a Petition of Francis Earle, of Scriven with Tentergate, in the parish of Knaresborough, in the county of York, Stone Mason, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the Leeds District Court of Bankruptcy, and the interim order for protection from process having been given to the said Francis Earle, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Francis Earle is hereby required to appear in Court before Martin John West, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the 21st day of October instant, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Leeds District Court of Bankruptcy, at Leeds, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt -with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said Francis Earle, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same, but to Mr. George Young, No. 5, Park-row, Leeds, the Official Assignee, nominated in that behalf by the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition.

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Northallerton District for March 1856 (volume 9d page 277)

Thomas Earle

 

Deaths in the Knaresborough District for September 1858 (volume 9a page 71)

Francis Earle

 

St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough

 

Marriage – 1859

Richard Earle & Alice Knowles

 

1861 Census

 

Roecliffe Village, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3201)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earle (head)

46

Cordwainer[4]

Boroughbridge, Yorks

Ann Earle (wife)

50

Dressmaker

Masham, Yorkshire

Esther Jane Earle (daughter)

20

Dressmaker

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle (daughter)

16

Dressmaker

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Ralph Wilkinson (lodger)

28

Ag. Labourer

Langthorne, Yorkshire

William Barker (servant)

24

Cordwainer

Tanfield, Yorkshire

 

George Earle and his lodger Ralph Wilkinson are noted as being Primitive Methodists and Local Preachers on the census record

 

Roecliffe Village, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3201)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Hudson (head)

49

Master Gardener

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Jane Hudson (wife)

46

-

Masham, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (nephew)

21

Agricultural Labourer

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

 

Park Row, Knaresborough (PRO Ref: RG9/3204)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

27

Joiner/Cabinet Maker

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Alice Earle (wife)

24

-

Knaresborough, Yorkshire

 

Bond End, Knaresborough (PRO Ref: RG9/3205)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earl (head/unm)

31

Dressmaker

Scriven, Yorkshire

Emma J Earl (daughter)

9

Scholar

Boroughbridge, Yorks

Emma Earl (sister)

22

Dressmaker

Boroughbridge, Yorks

 

Ganthorpe, Terrington (PRO Ref: RG9/3628)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earl (head)

35

Brick & Tile Maker

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Ann Earle (wife)

35

-

Harlsey, Yorkshire

Mary Jane Earl (daughter)

10

Scholar

Maunby, Yorkshire

Francis Henry Earl (son)

9

Scholar

Maunby, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Alice Earl (daughter)

3

-

Ganthorpe, Yorkshire

 

Union Workhouse, Northallerton (PRO Ref: RG9/3662)

name

age

trade

birth place

Mary Earl (inmate/widow)

78

Agricultural Labourer

Danby Wiske, Yorkshire

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Northallerton District for December 1864 (volume 9d page 317)

Mary Earle

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Baptism – 1868

Richard Francis Earle, son of Jane Earle

 

1871 Census

 

Roecliffe (PRO Ref: RG10/4281)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earle (head)

56

Master Cordwainer

Boroughbridge, Yorks

Ann Earle (wife)

60

Dressmaker

Masham, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earle (daughter)

26

Dressmaker

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Francis Richard Earle (grandson)

2

-

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

                       

Note: George Earle is noted as being a Primitive Methodist Preacher on the census record

 

Main Street, Bingley (PRO Ref: RG10/4309)

name

age

trade

birth place

Esther Jane Earle (servant)

28

Domestic Servant

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

 

Roecliffe Village, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG10/4281)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Hudson (head)

59

Farmer of 29 acres

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Jane Hudson (wife)

56

Scholar

Masham, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (nephew)

31

Agricultural Labourer

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

 

Note: Richard Earle is noted as being lame from birth on the census record

 

Wheldrake Lane Brick Yard, Elvington (PRO Ref: RG10/4755)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earl (head)

45

Brickyard Foreman

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Ann Earle (wife)

45

Foremans Wife

Harlsey, Yorkshire

Alice Earle (daughter)

13

Scholar

Ganthorpe, Yorkshire

Dorothy A Earle (daughter)

6

Scholar

Ganthorpe, Yorkshire

Christopher J Earle (son)

4

-

Ganthorpe, Yorkshire

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Skipton District for September 1872 (volume 9a page 70)

Esther Jane Earle & William Saunt

 

Marriages in the Great Ouseburn District for September 1874 (volume 9a page 139)

Mary Ann Earle & John Shaw

 

Deaths in the Knaresborough District for December 1879 (volume 9a page 79)

Mary Earle (aged 82)

 

Deaths in the Great Ouseburn District for September 1880 (volume 9a page 59)

Ann Earle (aged 70)

 

1881 Census

 

Roecliffe (PRO Ref: RG11/4321)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earle (widower)

66

Cordwainer/Gardener

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Richard Earle (son)

41

General Labourer    

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

Francis Richard Earle (grandson)

12

Scholar

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

 

Park Row, Knaresborough (PRO Ref: RG11/4324)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

47

Joiner

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Alice Earle (wife)

44

-

Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Maria Knowles (mother-in-law)

75

widow

Knaresborough, Yorkshire

 

Scriven (PRO Ref: RG11/4324)

 

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earl (head)

51

Dressmaker

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Emma Earl (sister)

42

Dressmaker

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

 

Wheldrake Lane Brick Yard, Elvington (PRO Ref: RG11/4729)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earl (head)

54

Brickyard Foreman

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Ann Earle (wife)

54

-

East Harlsey, Yorkshire

Dorothy A Earle (daughter)

16

-

Ganthorpe, Yorkshire

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Great Ouseburn District for June 1887 (volume 9a page 62)

George Earle (aged 72)

 

1891 Census

 

Park Row, Knaresborough (PRO Ref: RG12/3518)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (head)

57

Joiner

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Alice Earle (wife)

55

-

Knaresborough, Yorkshire

 

Oulston, Coxwold (PRO Ref: RG12/3979)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earl (head)

65

Agricultural labourer

Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Ann Earle (wife)

65

-

East Harlsey, Yorkshire

 

St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough

 

Burial – 25th April 1895

Elizabeth Earle, of Scriven

 

Burial – 1898

Richard Earle

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Burial – 1901

Richard Francis Earle

 

1901 Census

 

The Village, Scriven (PRO Ref: RG13/4049)

name

age

trade

birth place

Emma Earle (head)

62

Dressmaker

Boroughbridge, Yorks

 

Union Workhouse, Great Ouseburn (PRO Ref: RG13/4047)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle

60

Cattle Manager

Roecliffe, Yorkshire

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Great Ouseburn District for December 1905 (volume 9a page 63)

Richard Earle (aged 65)

 

Deaths in the Knaresborough District for March 1907 (volume 9a page 73)

Alice Earle (aged 70)

 

1911 Census

 

The Village, Scriven, Knaresborough

name

age

trade

birth place

Emma Earle (head/single)

73

-

Boroughbridge, Yorks

Deaths in the Knaresborough District for June 1915 (volume 9a page 114)

Emma Earle (aged 76)

 

[1] Francis Earle born 1692 Little Ribston

[2] Isabel Grayson sister of Francis Earle of Boroughbridge

[3] River Ure

[4] A shoemaker who makes fine soft leather shoes, boots and other luxury footwear articles

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