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

Earle Family of Richmond

Note

 

Included in this Parish is Barnabas Earle, Millwright born in Boroughbridge in 1723 who first moved to Thirsk and then Cawood before becoming the first Earle to settle in Richmond about the year 1760 at the age of 37. As the following entries show he appears to have been quite a character

 

There are also some records for Darlington, Northallerton and Eton as several families and individuals became more mobile with the advent of the railways in the mid-to-late 19th Century. On their own these records didn't warrant a separate chapter and have been included here given they all have links to the historic Georgian market town of Richmond

 

St Crux, York

 

Baptism – 13th June 1720

Elizabeth daughter of John Winn

 

St Michael Le Belfrey, York

 

Marriage – 12th May 1751

Barnabas Earle of the parish of Thirsk and Elizabeth Winn of this parish by banns

 

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

 

Baptism – 21st August 1752

Ann daughter of Barnabas Earle, millwright

 

All Saint's Church, Cawood

 

Baptism – 17th July 1756

Francis son of Barnabas Earle

 

Dean & Chapter Cause Papers - Borthwick Archives (transcript)

 

Hannah Mills vs Barnabas Earle (Defamation) dated 22nd July 1756

In the name of God Amen before you the Worshipful William Stables, bachelor of Law commissary & auditor of the causes or business of the venerable the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter of York lawfully authorised or your surrogate or any other competaent judge in this behalf the proctor of Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills against Barnabas Earle of Cawood in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter aforesaid, Miller and against any other person or persons whatsoever lawfully intervening and appearing for him in judgement in this behalf by way of complaint and hereby complaining to you in this behalf doth say, allege and by these presents in law propound jointly, severally and articulately as follows, that is to say: -

 

1) That the said Hannah, wife of Matthias Mill was, and is of good fame and upright life and conservation and defamed or espoused with no crime, at least notorious whatsoever, saving what is hereafter mentioned. And for and as such a one she was, and is commonly called held and named and reputed openly, publicly and notoriously within the parish of Cawood aforesaid and other neighbouring and adjacent places and she propoundeth jointly and severally of everything in this article contained.

 

2) That the said Barnabas Earle (the premises notwithstanding) in the months of January, February, March, April last part and now instant, but more particulary on or about the seventh day of April aforesaid before the twelth day of May in the leven and parish of Cawood aforesaid and other neighbouring and adjacent places maliciously and with an intent to defame and slander the said Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills and especially these words following, or others to the same effect, to wit, the said Barnabas Earle speaking to, of, or against the said Hannah the wife of Matthias Mills said and reported (tho' falsely) that she, the said Hannah Mills was a whore and he could prove her a whore of two or three several or different men - meaning that she had been guilty of adultery with more men than one which said slanderous and defamatory words he the said Barnabas Earle spoke and reiterated several times or once at the least in the presence and hearing of several credible witnesses and he propoundeth of such time, place, manner and form of the premises and of such other slanderous and defamatory words as by lawful proof in the essence of this suit shall appear and jointly and severally as above.

 

3) That the said Banabas Earle after the premises hath diverse and sundry times before witnesses, mostly of faith and credit as well in the presence of the said Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills as out of her presence openly and publically confessed and acknowledged that he did repeat and speak the abovesaid defamatory and slanderous words to, of, or against the said Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills and he propoundeth as above.

 

4) That by reason of speaking the said defamatory and slanderous words the good name, fame and character of the said Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills is very much lessened and impaired with grave and sober persons with whom she heretofore had a good name and character and may probably be more lessened and impaired hereafter and he propoundeth as above.

 

5) That the said Barnabas Earle was, and is of the parish of Cawood aforesaid in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of York and by reason thereof subject to the jurisdiction of this court and he propoundeth as above.

 

6) That all and singular the premises were and are true, public and notorious and thereof there was and is a public voice and fame within the parish of Cawood aforesaid and other neighbouring and adjacent places and he propoundeth as above.

 

Whereupon proof sufficient in law being made of the premises the party proponent prays right and justice to be done and administered to him and his party and the said Barnabas Earle for his rashness in the premises to be ecclesiastically corrected and punished and also to be comdemned in lawful costs by, and on the part and behalf of the said Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills by reason of this suit necessarily made or to be made humbly praying a sentence or final decree to compel the said Barnabas Earle to pay the same and further to do and decree in the premises what shall be lawful in this behalf not obliging himself to prove all and singular the premises nor to the burden of superfluous proof against which the party proponent protests and prays that so far as he shall prove in the premises he may obtain his petitions the benefit of the law being always preserved humbly imploring the aid of your office in this behalf.

 

A Bill of Expenses on the part and behalf of Hannah, the wife of Matthias Mills in a certain cause of defamation commenced and prosecuted against Barnabas Earle of Cawood in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of York.

 

Easter Term 1756

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

For citation & note:

 

8

3

For service

 

1

8

For affidavit

 

4

6

For appearance

 

7

10

For costs & call

 

1

5

For libel duty & copy 

 

5

9

For copy for client

 

2

0

For council & attendance

 

15

0

 

 

 

 

Trinity Term 1756

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 2 witnesses, horse hire & expenses

 

4

0

For term fees

 

15

0

For decree

 

10

0

For penance

 

4

4

For lien & bill

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

Total

4

0

7

 

The 22nd day of July 1756

We tax this bill to the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings

W. Stables - Jurr

 

Quarter Session Records - Yorkshire, England

 

Wakefield – 13th January 1757 (page 215)

 

Recognances taken and acknowledged at this session: -

 

Matthew Mills of Cawood in the said Riding, Miller: £20

Barnabas Earl of Cawood aforesaid, Miller: £10

 

Conditioned that the said Matthew Mills do personally appear at the next General Quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden at Pontefract in and for the said Riding and then and there present his Traverse with effect of an Indictment preferred and found against him for a misdem'r and not depart the court without leave

 

The said Barnabas Earl: £20

The said Matthew Mills: £10

 

Conditioned that the said Barnabas Earl do personally appear at the next General Quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden at Pontefract in and for the said Riding and then and there present his Traverse with effect of an Indictment preferred and found against him for a misdem'r and not depart the court without leave

 

Note

 

Apart form the libel case little is known of Matthias Mills and his wife, Hannah and what lay behind the issues leading to the defamation case. The parish baptismal register for All Saint's Church in Cawood shows Matthias & Hannah had at least two children including a daughter, Hannah baptised on 30th December 1756 just five months after the ruling in the Dean and Chapter court and nine to ten months after Barnabas first started making his 'whore' allegations against Hannah

 

Perhaps Barnabas knew something, or thought he knew something about the parentage of Hannah Mill's baby. Whatever the truth, the Dean and Chapter Court certainly didn't agree with his views and the imposition of a fine amounting to £7 15s. 7d. must have made Barnabas think twice about his accusation

 

The parish registers show that a year-or-so later Barnabas and his young family had moved away from Cawood to Richmond where soon after he was in trouble with the authorities again for refusing to perform common days work on the high roads as required by statute

 

All Saints Church, Cawood

 

Baptism – 16th August 1757

Richard, son of Barnabas Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 16th March 1760

Margaret, daughter of Barnard Earle

 

Burial – 9th July 1762

Margaret, daughter of Barnard Earle

 

St Gregory's Church, Bedale

 

Baptism – 14th June 1763

Elizabeth, daughter of John & Mary Glenton

 

The Diaries of Alexander Fothergill

 

June 1763

Bern[ar]d[1] Earl, self and wife listed amongst the inhabitants of Bargate Ward so far as the Sparrow Nook in the parish of Richmond believed to be liable to perform common days works on the high roads

 

8th September 1763

Bar[n]abas Earle, self and wife listed amongst the defaulters in statute work in the Bargate Ward in the parish of Richmond and was summoned - paying 1s.

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 24th February 1764

William, son of Bernard Earle

Baptism Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

The Diaries of Alexander Fothergill

 

31st August 1764

Bernard Earle again listed amongst the defaulters in the Bargate Ward in the parish of Richmond believed to be liable to perform common days works on the high roads

 

1766

Bern'd Earle, self and wife again listed amongst the those in the Bargate Ward in the parish of Richmond refusing to compound to the statute of work required of them and were summoned

 

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

 

Marriage – 27th February 1770

Ann Earle & William Heslington

 

St Alkelda & St Mary's Church, Middleham

 

Baptism – 15th September 1771

Ann daughter of ? Wray

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 16th October 1777

Francis son of Bernard Earle

 

Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures - Warrant No.29

 

Tuesday 24th November 1778

William Earle apprentice to Richard Langhorn, Dyer of Aiskew in the County of York

 

St Peter's Church, Leeds

 

Baptism – 3rd January 1779

Ann daughter of John Moor of Meadow Lane, born 24th October 1778

Baptism Register, St Peter's Church, Leeds

St Gregory's Church, Bedale

 

Marriage – 9th January 1786

William Earl of the parish of Catterick and Elizabeth Glenton of this parish were married in this Church by licence this ninth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty six

Marriage Register, St Gregory's Church, Bedale

Note

 

When individuals move from one parish to another it is vital to find a linking document in order to prove and continue the family connection to avoid having to rely purely on birth and burial dates or names of first born children. When linking Francis Earle of Boroughbridge to his birth parish in Spofforth a simple voting record proved to be the connection.

 

This marriage certificate is one such linking document as it identifies the young William Earl to the parish of Catterick at the time of his first marriage. The hamlet of Uckerby where the Earle family ran the mill was once part of the parish of Catterick before later being included in the parish of Bolton-on-Swale 

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 13th August 1789

Thomas son of William Earle, dyer

 

Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures - Warrant No.29

 

3rd February 1790

William Earle, Dyer of Richmond - Apprentice John Newton

 

St Alkelda & St Mary's Church, Middleham

 

Marriage – 9th May 1791

William Earle & Ann Wray

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 4th March 1792

John son of William Earle, millwright

 

Memorial of an Indenture of Mortgage (transcript)

 

North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton – ref: CK 565 825

A MEMORIAL of an Indenture of Mortgage bearing date the twelfth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two and made between Barnabas Earl of Richmond in the County of York, Yeoman, brother and heir at law of Francis Earle late of Middleham in the said County of York, Millwright, deceased of the one part and Roger Dawson of Middleham aforesaid Gentleman of the other part of and concerning all that Messuage and Tenement situate in Middleham aforesaid and lately divided into and now in two tenements with the buildings standing in the yard or backside behind the same and also the yard and backside and the rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging which said Messuages and Tenements are situate in Middleham aforesaid and are now in the respective possessions or occupations of Ann Duffield and Ann Yeadon also all these two other Messuages, Tennements or Dwelling Houses with the stable and other buildings standing in the yard or backside behind the same and also the yard and backside late in the occupation of Anthony Dodsworth and Roger Horner but now in the respective possession of Widow Earl and the said Roger Horner and also all that other Messuage, Tenement or Dwelling House with a garth or garden thereto adjoining now in the possession of Miss Handley, Millener, likewise a shop late in the possession of William Job Gill but now unoccupied and also another Messuage and Dwelling House situate behind the said Messuage now occupied by Miss Handley and in the possession of James Gow all which said premises are situate, standing, laying and being in the town of Middleham aforesaid and are occupied by the respective tenants above mentioned which said Indenture is witnessed by as to the executions thereof by the said Barnabas Earl by Thomas Whorlton of Middleham aforesaid Yeoman and Jane Brown of Middleham aforesaid Spinster and also the execution thereof by the said Roger Dawson by William I’Anson and Joseph Handley both of Middleham aforesaid Yeoman.  

 

Signed and sealed

in the presence of:

 

Wm I’Anson   (sworn)

Jos Handley

Roger Dawson

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 4th June 1792

Mary daughter of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 22nd March 1794

Jane daughter of William Earle, millwright

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 15th June 1795

William son of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 25th August 1796

William son of William Earle, baker

 

St Michael & All Angels Church, Hudswell

 

Baptism – 9th October 1796

Martha daughter of George & Elizabeth Firby

 

St Mary's Church, Appleton Wiske

 

Baptism – 16th April 1797

Elizabeth daughter of James & Jane Wilson

 

UK Land Tax Redemption - 1798

 

The Township of Richmond

William Earle paid 7s for land owned and occupied by himself

 

The Parish of Middleham

Mrs Duffield, Ann Eadon, Miss Handley & Woods paid 2s 3d for lands owned by Barnabas Earle

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 2nd November 1798

Ann daughter of William Earle, baker

Memorial of a Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton - ref: CL 497 724

A MEMORIAL of the last Will and Testament of Barnabas Earl late of Richmond in the County of York, deceased bearing date the tenth day of December in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight of and concerning the several houses now situate at Middleham in the County of York aforesaid with all and every these appurtenances now in the occupation of Mrs Duffell, James Mason, Miss Handley, Ingram Stone (sadler), Roger Horner, Christopher Deighton and James Gow as tenants thereof which said Will is witnessed by George Heseltine of Richmond aforesaid Shopkeeper, Thomas Robinson of the same place, Miller and James Alderson of the same place, Schoolmaster

 

Signed and sealed by Elizabeth Earle the devisee

For life of the premises above in the presence of:     

 

Elizabeth Earle

James Wensley

Carr Jefferson (sworn)

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 13th December 1798

Barnabas Earle

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 4th January 1799

John son of William Earle, dyer

 

Burial – 13th May 1799

Elizabeth wife of William Earle, dyer

 

St Peter's Church, Leeds

 

Marriage – 31st December 1800

William Earle, dier & Ann Moor

Marriage Regsiter, St Peter's Church, Leeds

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 5th September 1801

Francis son of William Earle, millwright

 

Baptism – 31st October 1801

Ann daughter of William Earle, dyer

Baptism Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 15th October 1802

George Moor Earle son of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 28th August 1804

Francis son of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 1st October 1804

James & Richard twin sons of William Earle, baker

 

Burial – 18th February 1805

Richard son of William Earle, baker

 

Burial – 31st October 1805

Elizabeth Earle, widow

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 2nd October 1806

Hannah daughter of William Earle, dyer

 

Poll Book  - West Riding (Gilling West) - 1807

 

Richmond

William Earl, dyer

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 22nd February 1807

Thomas son of William Earle, baker

 

Marriage – 8th November 1807

Elizabeth Earle & John Renney both of this parish married by license

 

Baptism – 25th February 1809

Christopher son of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 3rd April 1809

Elizabeth daughter of William Earle, baker

 

Marriage – 11th June 1809

Elizabeth Earle of Richmond & Christopher Armin of Easby married by license (both widowed)

 

Memorial of an Indenture (transcript)

 

William Earle &c to John Newton  – NYCRO Ref: DN/26/13

THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth day of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, between William Earle of Richmond in the County of York, Dyer, of the first part, George King of Richmond aforesaid, Yeoman, of the second part, the Mayor and Alderman of the Borough of Richmond in the County of York of the third part and John Newton of Ricknall Grange in the County of Durham of the fourth part witnesseth that in condition of the sum of sixty five pounds of lawful English money to the said William Earle, of five pounds to the said George King and of ten shillings and six pence to the said Mayor and Alderman heretofore paid by the said John Newton the receipt of which said several sums the said William Earle, George King and the said Mayor and Alderman do hereby acknowledge and ??? hereby releaseth the said John Newton by the ??? they the said William Earle and George King and also the said Mayor and Alderman by and with the assent and ??? if the Burgesser, Commercial Councillor of the said Borough and ??? according his and their respective estate and interest in the precincts of ??? hereinafter described, have and each of them hath bargained and sold, granted, ??? and confirmed and by these present do and each of them doth ??? and sell grant ??? and confirm unto the said John Newton and his heirs all that Dye House and the premises thereunto belonging, situate within the precincts of the Borough of Richmond aforesaid and now in the occupation of the said William Earle together with the Pump Vats, Coppers and other the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof. And all the estate, rights, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever of them the said William Earle and George King and the said Mayor and Alderman of in to or out of the said premises and every part thereof, and all Deeds and writings concerning the same. To have to hold the said Dye House and the premises thereunto belonging and the rights and appurtenances thereof unto the said John Newton and his heirs, and for the sole and absolute use of the said John Newton his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Earle, George King and the said Mayor and Alderman do hereby empower Christopher Salvin one of the Sergeants at Mace of the said Borough to take full possession of the premises according to the intent and true meaning of these present and to deliver possession thereof to and for the use of the said John Newton his heirs and assigns. In witness whereof the said William Earle and George King have hereunto set their hands and seal, and the said Mayor and Alderman have caused the Common Seal of the Borough and Corporation to be hereunto affixed the day and year first above written.

 

William Earle              George King               John Foss Mayor

 

Signed and sealed}     Ed. MacFarlan            (sworn)

in the presence of}      M. Macfarlan

 

Allowed by the freeburgesser or Common}   Robert William Craggs

Councilmen present at a public meeting  }     Freeman    

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 28th April 1811

Elizabeth daughter of William Earle, dyer

 

Baptism – 22nd January 1812

Mary daughter of William Earle, labourer

 

Last Will & Testament (transcript)

 

William Earle, baker of Richmond, 1813 (WYAS, Leeds Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Earl of Richmond in the County of York, Baker made this twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirteen as follows. That is to say I give and devise all my Messuages, hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto Robert Hodgson of Richmond aforesaid, shoemaker and James Metcalfe of Whitwell in the said County, farmer their heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned. That is to say in trust for my dear wife Ann and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow and from and immediately after the decease or second marriage of my said wife, whichever shall first happen, in trust for all and every my child and children living at the time of my decease or born alive afterwards equally to be divided between them if more than one as tenants in common his her and their heirs and assigns respectively and in case any of my said children shall die under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue him her or them respectively surviving then as to the original share or shares of him her or them so dying and also as to such share or shares as shall survive or accrue to him her or them upon the death of any others or other of them. In trust for the survivors and survivor and others or other of the said children. To hold if more than one as Tenants and his, her and their heirs and assigns respectively. And I do hereby declare and direct that from and immediately after my wife's decease or her second marriage, whichever shall first happen, the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf, their heirs and assigns shall apply the Rents and Profits of the same Messuages, hereditaments and Real Estate for and towards the maintenance and education of such my said Children as shall not at my wife's decease or second marriage which ever shall first happen have attained the age of twenty one years until he, she or they shall respectively attain that age according to his, her or their then presumptive rights respectively. I give and bequeath all my ready money, securities for money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf their executors, administrators and assigns - upon the trusts hereinafter declared, that is to say, In Trust to get in, dispose of and convert the same into money and thereout to pay the expence of my funeral, the expence of proving this my Will and all debts which I shall owe at the time of my decease and I direct that the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf thier executors, administrators and assigns shall stand and be possessed and interested of and in my said personal Estate hereinbefore to them given and of and in the money to arise and be produced from the same which shall remain after and shall not be issued and applied in payment of my funeral expences, the expence of proving this my Will and my debts herein before directed to be paid thereout upon the trusts hereinafter declared concerning the same, that is to say, In Trust as soon as conveniently may be aftre my decease to place out or invest the same upon Government or Real or other good and sufficient security or securities at Interest. And In Trust to pay the Interest, dividends and yearly proceeds thereof by two equal half-yearly payments as the same shall from time to time become become payable to my said wife for and during the term of her natural life, or until her second marriage whichever shall first happen and also to pay my said Wife if living, but if dead to her executors or administrators a proportionate part of the same Interest, Dividends and yearly proceeds to be computed to the day of her decease or second marriage which shall first happen from the then last preceding day of payment. And from and immediately after the decease or second marriage of my said Wife which shall first happen I direct that the money so to be placed out or invested at interest as aforesaid shall be in Trust for all and every my Children living at the time of my decease or born alive afterwards in equal shares the share or respective shares of such of the said children as shall be under the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease to be considered as vested interests in him, her or them respectively as and when he, she or they respectively shall attain that age. And the sahre or respective shares of such of them as shall attain the age of twenty one years in my life time to be considered as vested Interests in him, her or them respectively immediately on my decease, but to be paid at the respective times hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the share or respective shares of such of my said children as shall be under the age of twenty one years at the time of the decease or second marriage of my said Wife which shall first happen to be paid as and when he, she or they respectively shall attain that age and the share or respective shares of such of them as shall attain the age of twenty one years during the life and before the second marriage of my said Wife to be paid at the end of six calendar months next after her decease or second marriage which shall first happen with Interest attending the same from the time of her decease or second marriage which shall first happen until the actual payment thereof. And I declare that if any of my said Children shall die under the age of twenty one years then and in every such case and thenceforth as well the original share as every other share of him, her or them so dying of and in the money to be placed out and invested as aforesaid shall be In Trust for the others, or other of them in equal shares if more than one, but shall not be vested nor payable sooner than the original share or shares of such others or other of them shall respectively become vested and payable as hereinbefore mentioned and Upon Further Trust that they the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns do and shall from and after the decease or second marriage of my said Wife which shall first happen pay and apply all or so much of the Interest or yearly Income of the portion for the time being of each of my children as they shall think propoer for the maintenance, education or benefit of each such respective child until such portion shall become payable. And as to the residue or surplus, if any, of the interest or yearly income of each such respective portion the same shall be added to and go with such portion as the same portion is by this my will disposed of. And I declare that if it shall happen that all or any of my said children shall die before attaining the age of twenty one years married and shall leave a child, or children lawfully begotten the share or shares of him, her or them so dying shall be In Trust for hie, her and their children respectively in equal proportion if more than one and shall be payable as and when such child or children shall respectively attain his, her or their age or respective ages of twenty one years the interest of the portion or portions of such my said children so dying as afiresaid to be applied for and towards the maintenance, education or benefit of his, her or their respective child or children until the portion or respective portions of the same child or children respectively shall become payable. And I direct that the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf their executors and administrators shall not be answerable the one for the other or other of them and by no means for involuntary losses and that they respectively shall and may in the first place by and out of the said Trust Estates and premises respectively deduct and retain all such loss costs, charges and expences as they or any of them shall respectively sustain, expend or be put unto for or by reason of the trusts hereby in them reposed in relation to the same Trusts, estates and premises respectively. I appoint the said Robert Hodgson and James Metcalf executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. And I appoint my said Wife Guardian of such my children as shall be under the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease until they shall respectively attain that age. I will and I declare that the provision hereby made for my said Wife shall be in lieu and bar of all her dower and thirds at common law or otherwise which she can or may claim or become entitled to in or out of any of my Freehold Estates. And lastly I hereby will and declare that if my daughter, Jane shall ever inter-marry with or take for her husband Joseph Barker of Masham Moor Heads in the said County, Mason the provision hereby made for her as one of my children and every interest or benefit, estate or estates that she may be entitled to, in or by this my Will shall become absolutely null and void and the same shall go over to my other children by virtue of this my Will as if my said daughter, Jane had never been born. In witness whereof, I the said William Earl, the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first within written.

The writing above was signed and sealed by William Earl of Richmond in the County of York, Baker and declared for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who as witnesses thereof have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence at his request and in the presence of each other: -

 

George Bow

Thomas Pratt

Joseph Burrill

 

Note

 

What starts out as a fairly mundane Will ends with William threatening to cut out his daughter, Jane from inheriting her share of his estate should she ever marry Joseph Barker, a mason from Masham Moor Heads. What caused his obvious dislike for Joseph, or his family we shall perhaps never know. We do know however that shortly after William died Jane married an Italian, Francis Poulucci. It is likely this was her own choice given William's estate was only valued at £20 (current worth approx £700) and Jane's share of that sum would hardly seem likely to sway her mind from marrying Joseph if she was so inclined.

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 3rd June 1813

William Earle, bread baker, aged 49

 

Probate (transcript)

 

William Earle, baker of Richmond (WYAS, Leeds Ref: RD/AP1/Box 166)

27th August 1814 - On which day personally appeared before me, James Metcalf of Whitwell in the parish of Catterick, farmer one of the within named Executors 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 his knowledge and belief, amount to the sum of Twenty Pounds. A power of proving the within Will being reserved to Robert Hodgson the other Executor therein named when he shall lawfully require the same

C. Goodwill - Surrogate

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 7th October 1813

Richard son of William & Ann Earle, dyer

Baptism Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 11th October 1814

Benjamin Lea of Watling Street in the City of London, single man (merchant) & Mary Earl of this parish by license and with the consent of Elizabeth Armin her mother, witnessed by Ann Taylor, John Abdell, Thomas Goodbourne, W.S. Goodbourne

 

St  Michael & All Angels Church, Downholme

 

Baptism – 1814

Jane daughter of James Allison & Elizabeth Rawe

 

Memorial of Indentures of Lease and Release (transcript)

 

William Earle &c to William Earle &c  – NYCRO Ref: DU/102/131

A MEMORIAL of indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the twentieth and twenty first days of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. The Lease made between Thomas Cambage of Richmond in the County of York, Yeoman and William Earle of the same place, Dyer of the one part and the Reverend James Robinson, Clerk Bachelor of Laws also of the same place of the other part and the Release being of four parts and made between the said Thomas Cambage and William Earle of the first part, Joseph Harland of the same place, Yeoman of the second part, John Robinson also of the same place, Esquire of the third part and the said James Robinson of the fourth part (a trustee named in the part and behalf of the said Joseph Harland and John Robinson). Of and concerning all that messuage, dwelling house or tenement with the garth or piece or parcel of ground in the front thereof and the barns, stables and the other erections and conveniences belonging to the said messuage or dwelling house. And also all other the tenements and hereditaments given and devised to Sarah the wife of Peter Macintyre of Richmond aforesaid in and by the last Will and Testament of John Harland late of Richmond aforesaid, deceased. All which said messuages, tenements and hereditaments are situate, lying, standing and being within the liberties and precincts of the Borough of Richmond aforesaid at or near a place called Pinfold Green and adjoin on the estate of the said John Robinson on the east, on tenements of the said Joseph Harland on the south, on the road at the west and Quaker Lane on the north and late were in the occupation of the said Peter Macintyre and of Edward Branson as his tenant and all and every the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and premises given to him the said Thomas Harland in and by the last Will and Testament of the said John Harland with their and every of their appurtenances mentioned and comprised in certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date on or about the twentieth and twenty first days of December one thousand eight hundred together with their and every of their appurtenances thereunto belonging. Which said Indentures are respectively witnessed by Ottiwell Tomlin of Richmond in the County of York, Gentleman and William Simpson his Clerk

 

Signed and sealed and witnessed in the presence of:

 

Ottiwell Tomlin (sworn)

Thomas Cambage

Wm. Simpson

Contemporary field plan for Pinfold Green with the above described location highlighted in yellow as best as can be deduced

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 22nd January 1816

Jane Earle & Francis Barbade Poulucci, both of this parish witnessed by Jos. Simonetti, Mary Simonetti and John Abdell

 

Baptism – 22nd March 1816

Charles son of William & Ann Earl

 

Memorial of an Indenture (transcript)

 

John Newton to William Earle &c  – NYCRO Ref: DY/52/23

THIS INDENTURE made the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen between John Newton of Ricknal Grange in the County of Durham, Farmer of the first part. William Earle of Richmond in the County of York, Dyer of the second part and Charles Cartwright of Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex, Esquire of the third part. Whereas the said John Newton being seized of and in the premises hereinafter conveyed of and in an absolute estate of inheritance in Fee Simple in possession to him and his heirs hath agreed with the said William Earle for the absolute sale to him of the same premises for the price of Fifty Three pounds. And the said Charles Cartwright hath agreed to advance the said William Earle the sum of Sixty Pounds upon security of the said premises. These presents therefore witness that in consideration of the sum of fifty three pounds[2] to the said John Newton and of Seven pounds to the said William Earle severally in hand paid by the said Charles Cartwright previously, to or at the time of the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they the said John Newton and William Earle do hereby severally acknowledge he, the said John Newton hath at the request and by the direction of the said William Earle bargained, sold, granted, released and ??? and by these presents doth bargain, sell, grant, release and confirm unto the said Charles Cartwright in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale for one year to him thereof made by the said John Newton in consideration of five shillings in and by an Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date hereof and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into possession and to the heirs and assigns of the said Charles Cartwright – All that Dye House and the premises thereunto belonging situate within the precincts of the Borough of Richmond in the County of York together with the pumps, vats and coppers therein and thereunto belonging. And also all that messuage and dwelling house lately erected adjoining upon the said Dye House on the north together with all ways, water, watercourses, fences, easements, rights and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Dye House, messuage or dwelling house hereby released, belonging or anywise appertaining. And the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits of all the singular the premises hereby released. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever as well legal and equitable of him the said John Newton of, in, to or out of the same premises and every part thereof. To have and to hold the said Dye House with the pumps, vats and coppers therein and thereunto belonging and the said messuage and dwelling house with all and every the rights and appurtenances thereof unto the said Charles Cartwright his heirs and assigns. To the use of him the said Charles Cartwright his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to redemption of the said premises as hereinafter is expressed namely it is hereby declared and agreed to be the true interest and meaning of these presents and of the parties hereto that if the said William Earle, his heirs, executors or administrators shall and do pay or cause to be paid unto the said Charles Cartwright the full and just sum of Sixty Pounds with legal interest for the same upon the twentieth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventeen free and clear of any deduction or abatement whatsoever then and in such case the said Charles Cartwright, his heirs and assigns shall and will at the request and proper expense of the said William Earle his heirs and assigns recovers and assure the premises hereby released and the rights and appurtenances thereof unto and to the use of the said William Earle his heirs and assigns and the said William Earle doth hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Charles Cartwright his heirs, executors administrators the full and just sum of Sixty Pounds together with legal interest for the same at or upon the twentieth day of March now next ensuing without any deduction or abatement whatsoever. And the said William Earle doth hereby for himself his heirs, executors and administrators covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Charles Cartwright his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that the said John Newton now is lawfully, rightfully and absolutely seized of the premises hereby conveyed of and in an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in Fee Simple in possession to him and his heirs and that the said John Newton now hath in himself good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, release and confirm the same and the appurtenances thereof unto and to the use of the said Charles Cartwright his heirs and assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and further that if default shall be made by William Earle of the said sum of Sixty Pounds and the interest thereof at the time heretofore appointed for payment thereof that then and from thenceforth it shall and maybe lawful to and for the said Charles Cartwright his heirs or assigns peaceably to enter into, have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said premises with the appurtenances thereof to and for his and their own proper use and benefit without the lawful suit, interruption, claim of or by the said William Earle and John Newton or either of them their or either of their heirs or assigns or of or by any other person lawfully claiming, or to claim from or by them or any of them. And lastly that he the said William Earle and his heirs and every other person having or lawfully claiming or to claim any estate, right, title, trust or interest of in to or out of the said premises by from or under the said William Earle or the said John Newton shall and will after such default shall be made in payment of the sum of Sixty Pounds and the interest thereof at the request of the said Charles Cartwright but at the proper expense of the said William Earle his heirs or assigns make do and execute or cause to procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act, deed, conveyance and assurance whatsoever as the counsel or agents of the said Charles Cartwright shall deem necessary for the more perfect and absolute conveying the premises hereby released and the appurtenances thereunto and to the use of the said Charles Cartwright his heirs and assigns for ever freed and discharged of the aforesaid proviso for redemption and all equity of redemption thereupon and the said John Newton doth hereby for himself his heirs, executors and administrators covenant and declare to and with the said Charles Cartwright his heirs and assigns that he the said John Newton hath not made, done, committed, permitted or suffered any act, matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by means whereof the said premises or any part use is, can, shall or may be charged, merged, forfeited or impeached in estate, title, charge or otherwise howsoever. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals.

 

John Newton                                                                           William Earle

 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named    }

John Newton and William Earle in the presence        }          Edw. MacFarlane (sworn)

Of us:                                                                   }          Wm. Simpson

 

Received by me the within named John Newton of the within named Charles        }

Cartwright the sum of Fifty Three Pounds within expressed to be paid in              }    £53

As witness my hand                                                                                         }

 

Received by me the within named William Earle of the within named Charles        }

Cartwright the sum of Seven Pounds within expressed to be paid in                     }     £7

As witness my hand                                                                                         }     

 

The York Herald & General Advertiser - Saturday July 20th 1816

 

To be Sold by Auction on Thursday 25th July 1816

Lot 2 - A MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE with a yard and a garden behind the same, situate in Richmond, in the said Riding, in a certain place there called BARGATE GREEN, now in the occupation of Anne Earle. Further particulars may be known at the office of Mr James Ferguson, Solicitor, in Catterick, where a plan of the estate may be seen

 

St John the Evangelist's Church, Hipswell

 

Marriage – 29th August 1818

Ann Earle & Christopher Wickell

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 17th November 1818

Sarah daughter of William & Ann Earle

 

Marriage – 20th January 1821

William Earl & Martha Firby, both of this parish witnessed by Henry Jefferson, Ann Earl, John Abdell, Isabella and Jane Firby

 

Baptism – 20th March 1821

Margaret daughter of William & Ann Earle

 

Baptism – 3rd November 1821

Elizabeth daughter of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker

 

Marriage – 3rd March 1823

Thomas Earle & Ann Greenhow, both of this parish witnessed by Wm Stoddard & Isabella Greenhow

 

Memorial of an Indenture (transcript)

 

William Earle to Charles Cartwright  – NYCRO Ref: ET/522/586

A MEMORIAL of an Indenture made the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thoudsand eight hundred and twenty three between Willam Earle, the younger of Richmond in the County of York, shoemaker of the one part and Charles Cartwright of Hammersmith in the County of Middlesex, Esquire of the other part. Of and concerning all that Dye House and the premises thereunto belonging situate within the precincts of the Borough of Richmond in the County of York together with the pump vats and coppers therein and thereunto belonging. And also all that messauage or dwelling house lately erected adjoining upon the said dwelling house on the north and which were lately conveyed by William Earle, the elder to the said William Earle, the younger by the following description that is to say. All that messuage, tenement or dwelling house with the Dyers shop adjoining thereon situate on the south side of Castle Hill in Richmond aforesaid wherein the said William Earle then lived. And all that other messuage and dwelling house or cottage adjoining to the last mentioned dwelling house situate also on the Castle Hill and all other the hereditaments and premises of and belonging to the said William Earle, the elder situate in Richmond aforesaid whereof, or wherein the said William Earle, the elder or any persons, or persons whatsoever in trust for him have or had any right, claim, estate or interest whatsoever together with the appurtenances and which said Indenture is witnessed by Ottiwell Tomlin of Richmond in the County of York, Gentleman and James Hunton his Clerk.

 

Signed and sealed being first duly stamped in the presence of: -

 

William Earle (jnr)

Ottiwell Tomlin

James Humton (sworn) 

 

Note

 

The above Indenture from the year 1823 is important as it confirms that William Earle, shoemaker was the son of William Earle, dyer. There were two William Earle's born in Richmond within months of each other in 1795/6 which before finding this Indenture was a little confusing trying to establish the family lines of each William - one of whom moved to Guiseley and the other remaining in Richmond

 

This Indenture also records the final sale of William Earle's Dying business in Richmond when he was aged 61. William senior having first transferred the business over to his son who then sold it on to the financier of the purchase in 1816. Maybe illness had led to this chain of events?

 

The two previous Indentures involving the Dye House (see above) record first the sale of the business to Williams apprentice John Newton in 1811 for £60 and then William buying back the business, including a newly built dwelling house for £53 five years later in 1816. Was the dying business failing in the town when William first sold the buisness and was his re-purchase a head or heart decision? Perhaps John Newton described as a farmer in 1816 Indenture had not been giving the dying business his full attention given the cheaper resale price when the business reverted back into William's hands?

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 13th July 1824

John son of Thomas and Ann Earl, labourer

 

Baptism – 26th December 1824

John son of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker

 

Burial – 2nd December 1825

Ann wife of Thomas Earl, aged 27

 

Baptism – 1826

William son of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker

 

Directory of Durham & Yorkshire 1827

 

Richmond - Boot & Shoe Makers

Wm. Earl - Bar Walk

 

Baptism – 11th January 1828

Mary daughter of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker

 

Marriage – 16th June 1828

George Earl, butcher & Mary Gray both of this parish witnessed by William Sym and Thomas Barker

 

Marriage – 11th November 1828

Francis Earl & Sarah Greenwood

 

Pigot & Co's Directory of Yorkshire 1828/9

 

Richmond - Boot & Shoe Makers

William Earl - Bridge Street

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 26th May 1829

William son of George & Mary Earl

 

Baptism – 27th September 1829

Henry son of Francis & Sarah Earl

 

Baptism – 13th November 1831

Isabella daughter of Francis & Sarah Earl

 

Baptism – 2nd March 1832

Mary Ann daughter of George & Mary Earl

 

Burial – 7th September 1832

Isabella Earl, an infant

 

Richmondshire Museum

 

Sampler dated 1832 by Elizabeth Earl, aged 10 placing her as the daughter of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker of New Road, Richmond

Sampler kindly reproduced with permission of the Richmondshire Museum

Memorial of an Indenture of Lease and Release (transcript)

 

Thomas Firby &c to William Earl & William Earl, the younger and Martha his wife &c  – NYCRO Ref: FZ/209/214

A MEMORIAL of an Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date the eighth and ninth days of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty three. The Lease being made between Thomas Firby of Hudswell near Richmond in the County of York, Farmer and James Firby of Hudswell aforesaid, Farmer of the one part and John Bywell, Mason of Richmond aforesaid, Tanner of the other part. And the Release being made between the said Thomas Firby of the first part, the said James Firby of the second part, Thomas Todd of Killerby in the County of Durham, Farmer and Elizabeth his wife, William Earl the younger of Richmond aforesaid, Shoemaker and Martha his wife and George Pearson of Hudswell aforesaid Farmer and Eleanor his wife of the third part the said William Earl of the fourth part and the said John Bywell, Mason of the fifth part. Of and concerning all that allotment, close or parcel of arable land situate in the township of Hudswell aforesaid containing by estimation two acres, two roods and two perches be the same more or less and called, or commonly known by the name of Sand Beck Rig bounded on or towards the east and north by a close or parcel of land theretofore of John Firby and now of the said William Earl on or towards the west by a close or parcel of land heretofore of George Jefferson and now of the said William Earl and the Hudswell road and on or towards the south by the last mentioned close or parcel of land and the middle of a rivulet called Sand Beck. All which said close or parcel of land was allotted and awarded unto the said George Kirby deceased on the Hudswell and Hipswell Inclosure and now is or late was in the tenure or occupation of the said Thomas Firby and James Firby together with the appurtenances which said Indentures are witnessed by James Hunton of Richmond aforesaid, Gentleman and John Cambage Thompson of the same place, Bankers Clerk.

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of:

 

James Hunton (sworn)                                                                                                Thomas Firby

J C Thompson

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 1st March 1833

Francis son of Francis & Sarah Earl (born 7th February)

 

Yorkshire Gazette - 28th May 1833

 

Notice is Hereby Given

That, we the undersigned JAMES CHRISTOPHER THAIRLWALL and CHRISTOPHER EARL, of Richmond in the County of York, late carrying on the business of Woolstaplers under the firm of Thairlwall and Earl have this day DISOLVED PARTNERSHIP, as witness our Hands the 28th day of May 1833

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 3rd June 1833

Mary Earl witness to the marriage of Wm. Foster & Mary Ann Bates, both of this parish

 

Marriage – 21st August 1833

William Earl witness to the marriage at Catterick of Christopher Stapleton[3] of this parish, publican & Ann Dixon of this parish

 

Poll Book of the Leeds Borough Election - 1834

 

Richmond

William Earl, senior - Freehold house near the Castle Walk

William Earl - Freehold house in his own occupation

 

Hudswell

William Earl - Freehold land tenanted to James Firby

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 8th August 1834

Martha daughter of William & Martha Earl, shoemaker

 

Baptism – 3rd March 1835

Sarah Ann daughter of Francis & Sarah Earl

 

Marriage – 23rd November 1835

Mary Earl of this parish & John Thompson of Gilling, by license witnessed by Mary Waller and Richard McVay

 

Marriage – 29th December 1835

Richard Earl of this parish, bachelor and Jane Allison of this parish, spinster were married in this church by banns this twenty-ninth day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty five

Marriage Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – March 1836

Martha Earl

 

Memorial Inscription

Sacred to the memory of Martha wife of William Earl who died 11th March 1836 aged 40 years

Also Martha their daughter who died 2nd January 1840 aged 5 years

Baptism – 14th October 1836

Elizabeth daughter of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 25th November 1836

Margaret daughter of Francis & Sarah Earl

 

Marriage – 1837

William Earl & Elizabeth ?

 

Baptism – 28th September 1838

Jane daughter of William & Elizabeth Earl

 

Baptism – 21st December 1838

Christopher son of Francis & Sarah Earl

 

Baptism – 30th December 1838

William son of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1839 (volume 24 page 305)

Sarah Ann Earl

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1839 (volume 24 page 315)

Sarah Earl (wife of Francis Earl)

 

Yorkshire Gazette - 28th December 1839

 

Richmond Police Office

Charles Earl was brought up charged with having, on Sunday night last, stolen one bottle of rum from Christopher Stranghair, Inkeeper, Richmond and was committed for re-examination on Monday next and fined 10s. for being drunk

 

England & Wales Criminal Register, 1791-1892

 

30th December 1839

Charles Earl, aged 23 sentenced to one week in prison at Newbiggin, Richmond for larceny

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for March 1840 (volume 24 page 325)

Martha Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 5th May 1840

Ann Earl of Richmond, aged 62 in a ceremony performed by J. L. Simcox

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Memorial Inscription

Sacred to the memory of ANN wife of WILLIAM EARL who died May 1840 aged 62 years (continued 1843 below)

 

Baptism – September 1840

George son of George & Mary Earl

 

Pigot & Co's Directory of Yorkshire 1841

 

Richmond - Boot & Shoe Makers

William Earl - New Road

 

Richmond - Fellmongers & Wool Staplers

Christopher Earl - The Green

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 15th February 1841

Sarah Earl & Joseph Brogden

Marriage Certificate - Sarah Earle & Joseph Brogden

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for March 1841 (volume 24 page 419)

Mary Earl & Thomas Wilde

 

1841 Census (Sunday 6th June)

 

Market Place, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1266/3)

name

age

trade

birth place

Ann Earle

70

Independant

Yorkshire

 

Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1266/2)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl

75

Independant

Yorkshire

Francis Earl

35

Butcher

Yorkshire

Francis Earl

7

-

Yorkshire

Henry Earl

11

-

Yorkshire

Christopher Earl

2

-

Yorkshire

Margaret Earl

6

-

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl

30

-

Yorkshire

Sarah Earl

4

-

Yorkshire

 

Note

 

The recently widowed Francis Earl, butcher and his young family were living with Francis’ elderly father, William in Bridge Street in 1841. Francis himself would be dead in another six years time and his surviving children recorded living in the household of his brother, Christopher Earl in the 1851 census

 

The census shows William Earl's daughter, Sarah and her newly wedded husband, Joseph Brogden as living in the next house on Bridge Street

 

New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1266/2)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl

45

Cordwainer

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl

43

-

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl

19

-

Yorkshire

Mary Earl

13

-

Yorkshire

Jane Earl

3

-

Yorkshire

 

Note

 

William’s 15 year old son, also called William was recorded living at the house next door on the corner of New Road and the Market Place in the household of Christopher King, sadler where was apprenticed as an upholsterer

 

Sleegill, Hipswell with Sleegill, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1250/14)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl

35

Butcher

Yorkshire

Mary Earl

35

-

Yorkshire

William Earl

12

-

Yorkshire

Mary Earl

9

-

Yorkshire

George Earl

9 mths

-

Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1266/2)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl

30

Fellmonger

Yorkshire

Margaret Earl[4]

20

-

Yorkshire

 

Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/1266/2)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl

25

Shoemaker

Yorkshire

Jane Earl

25

-

Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl

4

-

Yorkshire

William Earl

2

-

Yorkshire

Charles Earl

2 mths

-

Yorkshire

 

Salt Hill Hall, Manfield, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: HO107/1244/12)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Earle

34

Farm Bailiff

Yorkshire

Ann Earle

32

-

Yorkshire

Isabella Musgrave 26 - Yorkshire

 

List of Members of the Richmond Reform Association 1841

 

33.   Christopher Earl

118. Richard Earl

119. William Earl (Sen'r)

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 13th June 1841

Charles son of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 12th August 1841

James son of Charles Earl

 

Yorkshire Gazette - January 21st 1843

 

Marriages

On Thursday 19th inst. at Catterick, by the Reverend John Croft, Vicar. Mr Christopher Earl, fellmonger, of Richmond to Miss Catherine Bulmer, of the former place

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1843 (volume 24 page 274)

Charles Earl (so of Richard & Jane)

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 5th November 1843

William Earle of Richmond, aged 82 in a ceremony performed by Scott L. Surtees

Burial Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1840 above)

Also William Earl who died November 1843 aged 82 years

St Mary's Churchyard, Richmond
The gravestones of William Earl, dyer & his wife Ann (front left); Christopher Earl, fellmonger & his wife Catherine (front right); William Earl, shoemaker (rear left); Elizabeth Earl (rear middle) and Martha Earl (rear right)

Yorkshire Gazette - 11th November 1843

 

Sudden Death

On Thursday 2nd, inst. and inquest was held before J.B.Simpson Esq. coroner at the Town Hall, Richmond in view of the body of Mr William Earl of that place, about 80 years, who was found dead in his chair on the evening of the 1st inst. Verdict - died by the visitation of God

Death Certificate

Note

 

The records of the Richmond Municipal Reform Association show William Earl and several of his sons were involved in the politics of the town in the mid-nineteenth century with their names appearing on several voters lists for the years 1841 and 1845. Christopher Earl aslo ran for election in 1862.

 

In 1843 the interior of the Pavilion located off the cobbled market square was prepared for an election by the Free & Independent Municipal Electors of Richmond due to take place on 2nd November. On the eve of the election William Earl, senior was found dead in his chair having suffered a stroke caused by ‘excitement of the mind’ according to the Coroner. Were the two events linked I wonder?

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 26th January 1844

Ann Elizabeth daughter of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – September 1845

Sarah daughter of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Electors Voting in the Municipal Elections - November 1845

 

138. William Earl – New Road

139. Christopher Earl - Green

146. Richard Earl - Bargate

147. Francis Earl – Castle Bank

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 27th March 1846

Jane Ann daughter of Christopher & Catherine Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1847 (volume 24 page 323)

Margaret Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 10th October 1847

Francis Earl

 

Baptism – 7th January 1848

John son of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Burial – 11th January 1848

John son of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 4th June 1848

Catherine daughter of Christopher & Catherine Earl

 

Baptism – June 1849

Jane daughter of Richard & Jane Earl

 

1851 Census (Sunday 30th March)

 

Temperance Hotel, Market Place, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

Ann Earle (widow)

81

Proprietor of House   

Middleham, Yorkshire

Sarah Wilde

14

Servant

Durham

The Temperance Hotel c1890 (corner building) probably little changed from when Ann Earle was proprietor of the house

New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

55

Cordwainer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (wife)

54

-

Appleton Wiske, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

29

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (daughter)

23

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

12

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head/widow)

49

Butcher

Richmond, Yorkshire

Ann Johnson (housekeeper)

32

Dressmaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Earl (head/unm)

37

Skinner

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl (head)

42

Fellmonger          

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (wife)

42

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Ann Earl (daughter)

5

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (daughter)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (niece)

14

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

William Earl (nephew)

21

Fellmonger          

Richmond, Yorkshire

Henry Earl (nephew)

21

Fellmonger          

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Bulmer (vistor)

77

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Ann Walker (servant)

21

House Servant

-

 

Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head)

39

Shoemaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

37

-

Downholme, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

14

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

William Earl (son)

12

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Ann Earl (daughter)

7

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Earl (daughter)

5

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Wagon & Horses Yard (west side), Northallerton (PRO Ref: HO107/2377)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

52

Fishmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Earle (wife)

32

-

Leckby, Yorkshire

John William Earle (son)

2 mths

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

 

Brookside, St Neots (PRO Ref: HO107/1750)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (visitor)

26

Skinner

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Nun Appleton, Appleton Roebuck (PRO Ref: HO107/2352)

name

age

trade

birth place

Francis Earl (servant)

19

Groom

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Spigot Lodge, Wensley (PRO Ref: HO107/2379)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl (servant)

12

Groom

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Low Channel, Richmond (PRO Ref: HO107/2381)

name

age

trade

birth place

Mary Ann Earl (servant)

19

House Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

In a Yard, Lambeth, London (PRO Ref: HO107/1573)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Eril (boarder)

27

Upholsterer

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Allans Grange, Cliffe, Darlington (PRO Ref: HO107/2382)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Earle (head)

46

Farm Bailiff

Piercebridge, Durham

Ann Earle (wife) 40 - Hackforth, Yorkshire

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 18th May 1851

Henry Earl

 

Baptism – 19th August 1851

Richard son of Richard & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 18th January 1852

Anna Isabella daughter of Christopher & Catherine Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for March 1852 (volume 9d page 700)

William Earl & Mary Pratt

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1852 (volume 9d page 335)

Ann Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1852 (volume 9d page 338)

Ann Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 12th December 1852

Mary Ann daughter of William & Mary Earl

 

Baptism – 11th April 1854

George son of Richard & Jane Earl (shoemaker) in a ceremony performed by Cresswell Salt

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1854 (volume 9d page 477)

George Earl

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1854 (volume 9d page 478)

Sarah Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 9th December 1854

George Moor Earl, widower & Ann Johnson

 

Baptism – 8th November 1854

Joseph Metcalf Earl son of William & Mary Earl

 

Baptism – 31st December 1854

Sarah daughter of John & Sarah Earl

 

Slaters Commercial Directory of Yorkshire 1855

 

Richmond - Boot & Shoe Makers

William Earl - New Road

Richard Earl - Bridge Foot

 

Richmond - Butchers

George Earl - Bridge Street

 

Richmond - Fellmongers & Wool Staplers

Christopher Earl - Bridge Street

 

Richmond - Workhouse Pinfold Green

Mr William Earl - Vice Chairman

 

Memorial of a Conveyance (transcript)

 

Christopher Earl &c to Matthew Whitelock  – NYCRO Ref: JJ/114/183

A MEMORIAL of a Conveyance bearing date the fifteenth day of September One thousand eight hundred and fifty five made between George Robinson of Richmond in the County of York, Esquire; Henry John Turner of Richmond aforesaid, Land Agent and Christopher Earle of Richmond aforesaid, Fellmonger of the first part and Matthew Whitelock of Cogden Hall in the township of Grinton in the said County of York, Gentleman of the second part. Whereby the said George Robinson, Henry John Turner and Christopher Earle did grant, release and convey unto the said Matthew Whitelock and his heirs all that double messuage or dwelling house, cow house, outhouses, buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging. One portion thereof being then in the occupation of Thomas White and Christopher Herd as tenants thereof. All which said hereditaments and premises are situate in the township of Grinton aforesaid together with all houses, outhouses, buildings, yards, gardens, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, drains, timber and other trees and the ground and soil thereof together with all common and common able rights, hedges, ditches, fences, easements, profits, advantages, rights, members and appurtenances to the said dwelling house, land, hereditaments and premises belonging or usually held occupied or enjoyed therewith. To hold the said dwelling house, hereditaments and premises unto the said Matthew Whitelock his heirs and assigns to the use of the said Matthew Whitelock his heirs and assigns for ever. Which said conveyance as to the execution thereof by the said George Robinson, Henry John Turner and Christopher Earle is witnessed by Frederick Thirlwall, Solicitior – Richmond and Thomas Barker his Clerk and as to the due execution thereof by the said Matthew Whitelock is witnessed by the said Frederick Thirlwall and Thomas Dickinson his Clerk. And the same Indenture or Conveyance is hereby required to be registered by the said Matthew Whitelock. As witness his hand and seal.

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of:

F Thirlwall (sworn)                                                                                                       Mattw. Whitelock

Thos. Dickinson

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 8th June 1856

Jane daughter of Charles (labourer) and Marianne Whitfield, in a service performed by L Ottley

Baptism Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 29th July 1856

Mary Ann Earl & William Abbot

 

Baptism – 9th November 1856

Mary daughter of William & Mary Earl

 

Ripon and Richmond Gazette - February 1857

 

An article concerning the impending Lease of the Temperance Hotel described the premises as having ‘a good front shop, eleven rooms, cellar kitchen, and other conveniences’. Perhaps the advertisement described a place little changed in the five years since Ann Earle had been proprietor.

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for March 1857 (volume 9d page 318)

Christopher Earl

 

The York Herald - Saturday, August 29th 1857

 

To be Sold by Auction

Lot 3 - All that freehold dwelling-house or parcel of land, with a Cowhouse thereon, situate at St Martins aforesaid, containing 8 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches, more or less, and now in the occupation of Mr Christopher Earl, as tenant thereof

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 26th August 1858

Elizabeth Earl & Thomas Boyes

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1858 (volume 9d page 323)

Margaret Earl

 

1861 Census (Sunday 7th April)

 

19 New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3674)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

65

Shoemaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (wife)

64

-

Appleton Wiske, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

38

Unmarried

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (daughter)

32

Unmarried

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

22

Unmarried

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3674)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl (head)

52

Fellmonger*          

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (wife)

52

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Ann Earl (daughter)

15

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (daughter)

12

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hannah Earl (daughter)

9

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Claughton

24

General Servant

Halnaby, Yorkshire

 

  * Christopher Earl - employer of 4 men & 2 boys

 

1 Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3674)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head)

48

Cordwainer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

48

-

Downholme, Yorkshire

Sarah Earl (daughter)

16

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

12

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Richard Earl (son)

9

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

2 Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3674)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head)

59

Butcher

Richmond, Yorkshire

Ann Johnson (wife)

42

Dressmaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Castle Bank Numbers 1 & 2 as viewed from the Green

Sleegill, Hipswell, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3675)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

31

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (wife)

32

-

Barningham, Yorkshire

Ann Earl (daughter)

9

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Earl (daughter)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (daughter)

4

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Thairlwalls Yard, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3675)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Abbott (head)

56

Shoemaker & Grocer

Catterick, Yorkshire

Mary A Abbott (wife)

29

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary A Earl (daughter*)

8

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Joseph Earl (son*)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

William E Abbott (son)

3

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Abbott (daughter) 1 - Richmond, Yorkshire
George Abbott (son) 3 mths - Richmond, Yorkshire

 

  * This would appear to incorrect and Mary & Joseph are actually the niece & nephew of William's wife

 

Heighington, Durham (PRO Ref: RG9/3684)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

36

Locomotive Engineer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

34

-

Tudhoe, Durham

Thomas Earle (son)

12

Scholar

Niddridge, Durham

Esther Earle (daughter)

10

Scholar

Shildon, Durham

Margaret Earle (daughter)

7

Scholar

Shildon, Durham

Robert Earle (son)

2

-

Shildon, Durham

Henry Earle (son)

8 mths

-

Shildon, Durham

 

North East Row, Northallerton (PRO Ref: RG9/3662)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (boarder)

36

Skinner

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Main Street, Clifford-cum-Boston, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3540)

name

age

trade

birth place

Annie Earl (servant)

19

House Maid

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Market Place, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/3674)

name

age

trade

birth place

Sarah Earl (servant)

16

House Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Census Note

 

Sarah Earl appears twice in the 1861 census. Firstly in the home of her parents Richard & Jane and then in her workplace  

 

Thirsk, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3634)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Langstaff (head)

45

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Langstaff (wife)

41

-

Leckby, Yorkshire

John Wm Earle (stepson)

10

-

Northallerton, Yorks

Elizabeth A Earle (stepdau)

7

-

Northallerton, Yorks

Jessey Langstaff (daught'r)

4

-

Thirsk, Yorkshire

 

Mill Field, Eton, Buckinghamshire (PRO Ref: RG9/852)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

37

Upholsterer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Maria H Earl (wife)

31

-

Bristol, Somerset

Thomas W Earl (son)

4

-

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

4

-

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Kate S Earl (daughter)

2

-

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Jane A Earl (daughter) 5 mths - Eton, Buckinghamshire

 

Cliffe Bank Farm House, Manfield, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG9/3682)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Earle (head)

57

Farm Bailiff

Piercebridge, Durham

Ann Earle (wife) 51 Bailiffs Wife Hornby, Yorkshire

 

Death Certificate

 

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

Sarah Walker (nee Earl) wife of Robert Walker and prior to that wife of Joseph Brogden died of Consumption on 7th November 1861 aged 43 years

Death Certificate - Sarah Earle [1818-1861]

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 5th March 1862

Margaret daughter of William & Mary Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1862 (volume 9d page 347)

Jane Earl

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for September 1862 (volume 9d page 637)

Mary Earl & James Dinsdale

 

Marriages in the Darlington District for September 1862 (volume 10a page 12)

Francis Earl & Jane Owen

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1862 (volume 9d page 318)

Elizabeth Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Memorial Inscription

In memory of Elizabeth Earl, wife of William Earl who died 20th July 1862 aged 65

Also Jane their daughter who died 9th June 1862 aged 25 years

St Mary's Churchyard, Richmond

Marriage – 11th September 1862

Mary Earl & Henry Swainton

 

Baptism – 24th September 1862

Isabella daughter of Francis & Jane Earl

 

The York Herald - Saturday, November 8th 1862 (transcript)

 

Municipal Election - Richmond

Municipal matters have for the last two years been looking up in this borough contrasting strongly with the apathy which had prevailed for the previous ten or a dozen years. The retiring councillors were the Mayor (G Smurthwaite), Messrs. H.P. Mason, Wm. Wanless and Thomas Ward. The Mayor, it is understood, is to be made an Alderman and therefore did not offer himself up for re-election. the three old councillors were, on Saturday, re-elected - Messrs. Ward and Wanless, however, by a small majority over Mr John Westgarth and Mr Christopher Earl. The other successful candidate was Mr Robt. Reed.

 

The numbers were: - Mason 205; Reed 171; Wanless 134; Ward 126; Westgarth 116; Earl 65  

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Birth – 4th January 1863

Sarah Earl daughter of Ann Elizabeth Earl - single mother

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Halifax District for September 1863 (volume 9a page 514)

William Earl & Mary Ann Collins

 

Last Will and Testament (transcript)

 

William Earl, of Richmond, dated 14th July 1864

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLIAM EARL of Richmond in the county of York, Boot and Shoemaker. I forgive my son John Earl all the money he owes me on any account whatsoever. I bequeath all the household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass and other household effects of which I shall die possessed unto my daughters Elizabeth and Mary or such of them as shall be then living to be divided between them as nearly as may be in equal shares. And if any dispute shall arise concerning the division thereof then I direct the trustees or trustee for the time being of my Will to offer the same as a fair valuation to such of my said daughters as shall be willing to purchase the same - such offer to be made to them respectively according to priority of their births. And in case they shall refuse to purchase them to sell the same items by public auction or private contract and to pay and divide the money to arise from such valuation or sale unto and amongst my said daughters share and share alike. I devise all my real estate (except estates vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee) and I bequeath all the residue of my personal estate unto Christopher Earl of Richmond aforesaid, fellmonger and my son in law James Dinsdale of the same place, gentleman their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns upon trust to let my real estate from year-to-year or for a term of years as such rents as can be reasonably had or gotten for the same. And to collect and get in my residuary personal estate and after payment out of such residuary personal estate of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses incident to the trusts of this my Will, to invest the net monies to arise therefrom in their or his names or name upon Government, real or other good security in the United Kingdom with liberty to vary and transpose the investment from time-to-time for any other investment of the like description. And I direct my trustees or trustee to pay or apply the rents of my said real estate and the income arising from my residuary personal estate to or for the benefit of such child or children of mine and such issue of any deceased child or children of mine as shall form time-to-time be living if more than one in equal proportions. But so that the issue of a living grandchild shall not be entitled to any part of such income and so that the child or the children collectively of a deceased child shall be entitled only to the benefit of such a share of such income as his, her or their parent would have been entitled to if living. And upon the death of the survivor of them my said children I declare that my trustees or trustee shall be possessed of my said real estate and residuary personal estate upon trust to sell my said real estate either by public auction or private contract and to pay or divide the proceeds of such sale and of my said residuary personal estate unto or amongst the child or children of my said children share and share alike. And in case any such grandchildren who shall be intitled as aforesaid shall be under the age of twenty one years at the time of the decease of the survivor of them my said children the annual produce and income of the share of such Grandchild of and in the said trust monies, funds and securities shall be applied for or towards his or her maintenance, support and education during his or her minority. I devise all real estates if any vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee to the said Christopher Earl and James Dinsdale subject to the equities affecting the same respectively. I empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will to give receipts for all monies and effects to be paid or devided by the trustees or trustee by virtue of my Will and declare that such receipts shall exonerate the persons making the same from liability to the application or distribution of the money or effects therein mentioned. I declare that if my said executor or either of them or my trustees or trustee to be appointed under this clause shall die or be unwilling or incompetent to accept or execute the trusts of this my Will it shall be lawful for the competent accepting trustees or trustee for the time being if any whether retiring from the office of trustee or not or if none for the executors or administrators of the last deceased trustee to substitute by any writing under their or his hands or hand any person or persons in whom alone or (as the case may be) jointly with any surviving or continuing trustees or trustee my trust estate shall be vested. And I exempt any trustee of my Will from liability for losses occuring without his own wilful default and authorise him to retain and allow to his co-trustees or co-trustee all expenses incidental to the trusteeship. I declare that the previous clauses so far as they concern my trustees hereinbefore named shall extend and be applicable to the survivor of them and other the trustess and trustee for the time being of my Will. I appoint the said Christopher Earl and James Dinsdale joint EXECUTORS of this my Will. Lastly I revoke all other Wills. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty four

 

William Earl

 

Signed by the said Testator William Earl as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at one and the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other here subscribed our names as witnesses

 

William Robinson - Solicitor Richmond

William Cook - his clerk

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for September 1864 (volume 9d page 513)

Eliza Earl

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1864 (volume 9d page 343)

Eliza Earl

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for March 1866 (volume 9d page 382)

Mary Earl, aged 37

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1866 (volume 9d page 334)

George Earl, aged 66

 

Death Register Entry (copy)

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriages – 10th September 1867

Jane Ann Earl & John Sharman

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for September 1867 (volume 9d page 725)

Ann Earl & Henry Pigg

 

Marriages in the Ripon District for March 1868 (volume 9a page 88)

William Earl & Margaret Blenkinsop

 

Deaths in the Darlington District for September 1868 (volume 10a page 2)

Thomas Earle aged 64

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 5th March 1869

William son of William & Margaret Earl

 

Burial – September 1869

Mary wife of James Dinsdale and daughter of William and Martha Earl

St Mary's Churchyard, Richmond

Baptism – 6th November 1870

Margaret daughter of Francis & Jane Earl

 

1871 Census (Sunday 2nd April)

 

New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG10/4874)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earle (head/wid'r)

75

Retired Cordwainer  

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

48

Unmarried

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha E Dinsdale (gr.d'r)

4

Not at School

Brokes, Yorkshire

A view of the top of New Road taken from the market place c1870

Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG10/4874)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl (head)

62

Fellmonger & Wool Stapler

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (wife)

63

-

Hornby, Yorkshire

Catherine Earl (daughter)

23

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Loftshouse

16

Servant

Colburn, Yorkshire

 

1 Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG9/4874)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head)

58

Shoemaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

57

-

Downholme, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

17

Curriers Apprentice

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Richmond (PRO Ref: RG10/4874)

name

age

trade

birth place

Isabella Owen (head/wdw)

78

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter/mar)

36

Dressmaker

Brompton, Yorkshire

Isabella Earl (gr. daughter)

7

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary J Earl (gr. daughter)

6

Scholar

Neasham, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (gr daughter)

8 mths

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4874)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earles (head)

41

  Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earles (wife)

33

-

Leyburn, Yorkshire

Mary Earles (daughter)

14

  Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Benjamin Earles (son) 10   Scholar Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earles (daughter)

10

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

William Earles (son)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alice Earles (daughter)

1 mth

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

35 Sheraton Street, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG10/4884)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

46

Inspector Railway Depot

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

44

-

Tudhoe, Durham

Thomas Earle (son)

22

Engine Fitter

Niddridge, Durham

Esther Earle (daughter)

20

Dressmaker

Shildon, Durham

Robert Earl (son)

12

Scholar

Shildon, Durham

Henry Earle (son)

10

Scholar

Shildon, Durham

William Earl (son)

8

Scholar

Darlington, Durham

Alfred Earl (son)

2

-

Darlington, Durham

 

12 Tan Yard, Northallerton (PRO Ref: RG10/4864)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

46

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earle (wife)

40

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

8

Scholar

Ripon, Yorkshire

William Earle (son)

7

Scholar

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Thomas Earle (son)

3

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

 

Swan Yard, Marketplace, Thirsk (PRO Ref: RG10/4833)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Langstaff (head)

51

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Sarah Langstaff (wife)

51

Fishmonger

Leckby, Yorkshire

John Wm Earle (step-son)

20

Cabinet Maker

Northallerton, Yorks

Elizabeth A Earle (step-d)

17

Servant - unmarried

Northallerton, Yorks

Catherine Earle

3 mths

-

Thirsk, Yorkshire

 

120 High Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire (PRO Ref: RG10/1400)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

48

Upholsterer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Harriet M Earl (wife)

43

-

Bristol, Somerset

Thomas W Earl (son)

14

Cashier

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

14

Artistess[?]

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Kate S Earl (daughter)

12

Scholar

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Annie J Earl (daughter) 10 Scholar Eton, Buckinghamshire
Walter R Earl (son) 8 Scholar Eton, Buckinghamshire
William R Earl (son) 6 Scholar Eton, Buckinghamshire
Joseph J Earl (son) 3 - Eton, Buckinghamshire
Ellen H Earl (daughter) 1 - Eton, Buckinghamshire
Walter Pointing (lodger) 21 Tailor Brinlafield, Wiltshire

 

Sadberge, Durham (PRO Ref: RG10/4888)

name

age

trade

birth place

Mary A Earl (servant)

18

General Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

25 Albion Street, Leeds (PRO Ref: RG10/4568)

name

age

trade

birth place

Sarah Earl (servant)

16

Nurse Maid

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

27 Zetland Street, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG10/4884)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Greathead (head) 37 Labourer Scotton, Yorkshire
Mary A Greathead (wife) 50 - Catterick, Yorkshire

Sarah Earl (visitor)

8

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

6 Heath Field Terrace, Halifax (PRO Ref: RG10/4400)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Sharman (head)

39

Wool Merchant

Colne, Lancashire

Jane Ann Sharman (wife)

25

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hannah Earl (wifes sister)

19

Visitor

Richmond, Yorkshire

John E Sharman (son)

3

-

Halifax, Yorkshire

Christopher Sharman (son)

mths

-

Halifax, Yorkshire

Alice Coates (servant) 18 General Domestic Servant Richmond, Yorkshire
Ellen Coates (servant) 17 Nurse Richmond, Yorkshire

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 2nd July 1871

Alice daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Memorial Inscription

Sacred to the memory of Catherine the beloved wife of Christopher Earl who departed this life October 8th 1871 aged 65 years

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1872 (volume 9d page 364)

Margaret Earl, aged 1

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 2nd February 1873

Margaret Ann Earl daughter of Mary Ann Earl

 

Baptism – 2nd February 1873

George son of William & Margaret Earl

 

Burial – November 1873

William Earl, aged 78

Badly weathered gravestone of William Earl - boot and shoemaker of Richmond
The gravestones of William Earl, shoemaker (left) and the adjacent stones of his two wives Elizabeth and Martha

Probate (transcript)

 

William Earl, of Richmond, dated 3rd January 1874

On the third day of January 1874 the Will of William Earl, late of Richmond in the County of York, Boot and Shoemaker deceased, who died on the sixth day of November 1873 at Richmond aforesaid was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty's Court of Probate at York by the oathes of Christopher Earl of Richmond aforesaid, fellmonger, the brother of the said deceased and James Dinsdale of Hudswell near Richmond aforesaid, gentleman, the Executors therein named they having first sworn duly to administer

 

Effects under £2,000

 

Death Register Entry (copy)

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 1st February 1874

Eliza daughter of Francis? & Jane Earl

 

Ripon & Richmond Chronicle, 1874

 

Marriages

Thompson - Earl - August 13th at the Parish Church, Richmond, Yorkshire by the Rev, W H Hudson. Lawrence S Thompson, solicitor to Catherine, second daughter of Christopher Earl, Esq. all of Richmond

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for December 1874 (volume 9d page 1194)

Mary Ann Earl & Robert Neesom

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 5th March 1875

Susan daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – June 1876

Nora daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Marriage – 16th October 1876

George Earl, of full age, batchelor (currier) of Richmond, son of Richard Earl (shoemaker) & Jane Whitfield, of full age, spinster of Richmond, daughter of Charles Whitfield (painter)

Marriage Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Burial – 3rd November 1876

Nora daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 26th August 1877

Elizabeth daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

The York Herald - Saturday 3rd November 1877

 

A Publican Entertaining Friend During Prohibited Hours

A case of some importance came before the North Riding justices at Richmond on Saturday. Henry Firby, keeper of the Good Intent, at Richmond, appeared to answer a charge of having his house open during prohibited hours. Between twelve and one o'clock, a.m. on the 10th inst. Supt. Gregory observed a light in the house. He went to the window and peered through between the blind and the sash, and saw William Earle, wool merchant, fellmonger and farmer, and Stephen Wilson Close, butcher and farmer, sitting smoking a cigar, each of them with a glass of grog before him. The superintendant knocked at the door and was allowed admission. The gentlemen were still there, and he questioned the landlord about it and the reply he received was, "its a bad job."

 

In cross-examination by Mr L S Thompson, who represented the defendant, the witness said the room was at the front of the house. There was no attempted concealment, and he never saw any money pass. This evidence was corroborated and Mr Thompson submitted that the case had entirely fallen through. The gentlemen, he contended, were bona fide friends of the defendant, an argument he supported by reading the Act, which stated that a landlord could entertain his own private friends. From the evidence which was called for the defence it appeared that Mr Earle and the defendant had 80 sheep between them. A few days ago defendant invited Mr Close to go down and they would have a bargain for them. Mr Close accordingly went down calling upon Mr Earle on his way. They, of course, had a glass of grog each, but the landlord never charged them for it. Superintendant Gregory admitted that a landlord could entertain his own private friends, but argued that the gentlemen had gone to the house on business.

 

The Bench said there was a doubt, and giving defendant the benefit, the case was dismissed

 

Note

 

Lawrence S Thompson representing the defendant above was married to Catherine Earl the second daughter of Christopher Earl. William Earle enjoying the grog and cigar at his friends hostelry being the nephew of Christopher Earl

 

Note

 

No baptism or birth records located for George Henry Earl and Charles Earl sons of George & Jane Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 1st September 1878

Mary Ann daughter of George & Jane Earl

 

Marriage – 24th February 1879

Sarah Earl & William Ridley

 

Baptism – 11th November 1879

Dorothy daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 25th July 1880

Jane, daughter of George and Jane Earl, Currier – in a private ceremony performed by Tho. C.K.Croft, Officiating Minister. Received at church 4th August 1880 – A.E.Wright

 

The York Herald - Tuesday 28th December 1880

 

Pleuro-Pneumonia

Mr Richard Earl, of Richmond, had a young beast affected with lung illness. The case was reported and Superintendant Gregory was accompanied to the field, which is in Hudswell Lane, by Mr J.W.Hedley, the veterinary surgeon. The animal was ordered to be killed and buried on the spot. three other beasts which were in the field at the time, but not suffering, were also destroyed and buried on Christmas Day

 

1881 Census (Sunday 3rd April)

 

Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG11/4879)

name

age

trade

birth place

Christopher Earl (head/wd)

72

Farmer of 40 acres employing 1 man

Richmond, Yorkshire

Catherine Thompson (dau)

32

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hannah I Earl (daughter) 29 - Richmond, Yorkshire
Jane Harrison (niece/unm) 21 - Scorton, Yorkshire
Catherine Thompson (gr.d) 5 - Richmond, Yorkshire
Minnie E Thompson (gr.d) 3 - Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Castle Hill, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG11/4879)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head)

68

Shoemaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

67

-

Downholme, Yorkshire

 

New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG11/4879)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earl (head)

58

No Occupation

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha Dinsdale (niece)

13

Scholar

Brooks, Yorkshire

 

58 Redeness Street, St Cuthbert, York (PRO Ref: RG11/4723)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earle (boarder)

29

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

4 Mohair Street, Keighley (PRO Ref: RG11/4349)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earle (head)

42

Leather Currier

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary A Earle (wife)

37

-

Halifax, Yorkshire

 

Castle Hill, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG11/4879)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head)

27

Currier

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

24

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Charles Earl (son)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earl (daughter)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl

6 mths

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4036)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

52

  Fellmonger-Wool Merchant

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

43

-

Leyburn, Yorkshire

Benjamin Earl (son)

20

  Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (daughter)

19

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Joseph Earl (son)

17

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

William Earl (son)

12

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alice Earl (daughter)

10

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

8

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

3

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Dora Earl (daughter)

1

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4036)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Greathead (head)

46

Agr Lab

Scotton, Yorkshire

Mary A Greathead (wife)

62

-

Catterick, Yorkshire

Sarah Earle (visitor/single)

18

  Servant Unemployed

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Barr, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG11/4879)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

56

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earle (wife)

51

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

17

Domestic Servant

Ripon, Yorkshire

William Earle (son)

16

Butcher

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Thomas Earle (son)

14

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

 

Aldbrough in Richmond, Yorkshire (PRO Ref: RG11/4883)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Ridley (head)

27

Master Carpenter

Aldbrough, Yorkshire

Sarah Ridley (wife)

26

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Susan Earl (wifes sister)

6

  Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

St John's, Darlington (east) (PRO Ref: RG11/4885)

name

age

trade

birth place

Jane Earl (head/widow)

47

Dressmaker

Brompton, Yorkshire

Isabella Earl (daughter)

17

Domestic Servant Nurse

Darlington, Durham

Mary Jane Earl (daughter)

16

General Servant Domestic

Neasham, Durham

Eliza Earl (daughter)

8

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

39 Gurney Street, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG11/4886)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head/married)

56

Foreman Shunter Yard

Richmond, Yorkshire

Esther Earle (dau'r/umn)

30

Housekeeper

Shildon, Durham

Robert Earl (son)

22

Engine Fitter

Shildon, Durham

Henry Earle (son)

20

Boiler Smith

Shildon, Durham

William Earl (son)

18

Boiler Smith

Darlington, Durham

Alfred Earl (son)

12

Scholar

Darlington, Durham

 

17 Briar Street, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough (PRO Ref: RG11/4833)

name

age

trade

birth place

John William Earle (head)

30

Cabinet Maker

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Margaret Earle (wife)

32

-

Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire

Gertude M Earle (daughter)

8

Scholar

Middlesbrough

Arthur C Earle (son)

6

-

Middlesbrough

Ethel M Earle (daughter)

1

-

Middlesbrough

Mary J Gatenby (niece)

23

Millener

Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire

 

Coll Keats Lane Museum, Eton, Buckinghamshire (PRO Ref: RG11/1458)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

58

Upholsterer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Charlotte Earl (wife)

60

Keeper of Museum

Hook, Wiltshire

 

121 High Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire (PRO Ref: RG11/1458)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas Wm Earl (son)

24

Clerk

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Kate Earl (daughter)

22

House Keeper

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Annie Jane Earl (daughter)

20

Assistant School Mistress

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Walter Earl (son) 18 Apprentice Engineer Eton, Buckinghamshire
William Earl (son) 16 Grocers Apprentice Eton, Buckinghamshire
Joseph Earl (son) 13 Scholar Eton, Buckinghamshire
Ellen Earl (daughter) 11 Scholar Eton, Buckinghamshire
Jane Davis (lodger/widow) 60 Book Binder St Lukes, London

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 19th July 1882

Christopher son of George & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 11th April 1883

Ethel Ann daughter of Joseph & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 13th February 1884

Martha daughter of William & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 28th May 1884

Richard son of George & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 3rd December 1884

Joseph Marshall Earl son of Joseph & Margaret Earl

 

Last Will and Testament (transcript)

 

Christopher Earl, of Richmond, dated 13th July 1886

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Christopher Earl of Richmond in the County of York, Gentleman made this thirteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. I appoint my friend Thomas Inman Earl[5] of Bolton upon Swale and my cousin William Poole of Carthorpe near Thirsk both in the said County of York hereinafter called ‘my trustees’ to be the Executors of this my Will and trustees for the purposes hereinafter expressed. I direct that the expression ‘my trustees’ where the same is hereafter used shall include the said Thomas Inman Earle and William Poole and the survivor of them and their heirs, executors and administrators of such survivor and other the trustees or trustee for the time being of my Will. I bequeath all my plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, prints, wine liquors, furniture and other household effects to my daughter Hannah Isabella Earl absolutely. I forgive to my daughter Catherine and her husband Lawrence Smith Thompson all monies advanced by me to them or otherwise due from them to me up to and at the date of this my Will. I give to my said daughter Hannah Isabella a legacy, or sum of fifty pounds sterling. I devise and bequeath my freehold messuage, or dwelling house with the offices, garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate on the west side of Bargate in Richmond aforesaid now in my own occupation and also my garden on the east side of Bargate aforesaid also in my own occupation and also the leasehold messuage or dwelling house with the coach house, outbuildings, stabling, offices and garden behind the same thereunto belonging and adjoining my said dwelling house and now in the occupation of William Russell and also all those two closes of freehold land situate in the township of Hipswell in the said County which I purchased off Clarkson’s mortgagee and known by the names of Potters Close and Barwells Close now in my own occupation unto my trustees to the use of my trustees during the present lives of John Sharman and my daughter Jane Ann his wife and the life of the survivors of them upon trust to pay the rents, issues and profits thereof as and when they shall be due and not by way of anticipation unto my said daughter Jane Ann during her life for her separate use independent of her present or any future husband for which rents, issues and profits her receipts atone shall be discharged to my trustees and from and after her decease upon trust to pay the said rents, issues and profits unto the said John Sharman if he shall survive my said daughter Jane Ann during her life with remainder to the use of the children if more than one equally or the child if only one wholly of my said daughter Jane Ann in fee simple with non-limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue. To the use of the others equally or the other only in fee simple and I declare that it be lawful to any trustee at any time or times during the continuance of the trusts hereinbefore contained concerning the same and with the consent in writing of the person for the time being entitled to the rents, issues and profits thereof full privilege and capacity and if there shall be no such person then in their, or his unconditional discretion to sell the said freehold messuage or dwelling house, offices, garden and appurtenances situate on the west side of Bargate aforesaid now in my own occupation and the said garden situate on the east side of Bargate aforesaid also in my own occupation and also the said leasehold messuage or dwelling house, coach house, out buildings, stabling, offices and garden now in the occupation of the said William Russell or any part, or parts thereof respectively and that my trustees shall stand possessed of the monies by them from time-to-time received from such sale, or sales after payment there out of all costs and expenses attending the same upon such trusts and subject to such provisions as are hereinafter declared concerning the first named of the three equal parts, or shares of the residuary trust funds hereinafter referred to. I devise all those four closes of freehold grass land formerly in six closes situate near Sandbeck in the township of Hudswell in the said County commonly called Carkins with the woodland thereto adjoining purchased by me of the trustees of Robert Hodgson deceased and now in my own occupation and also all those two closes of freehold grassland situate near Hudswell aforesaid purchased by me off William Stubbs unto my trustees to the use of my trustees during the joint lives of my daughter Hannah Isabella and any husband with whom she may intermarry and the life of the survivor of them upon trust to pay the rents, issues and profits of the said premises lastly hereinbefore devised as and when they shall be received and not by way of anticipation unto my said daughter Hannah Isabella during her life for her separate use independently of any husband with whom she may intermarry for which rents, issues and profits her receipts alone shall be discharged to my trustees and from and after her decease upon trust to pay the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits unto any husband with whom my said daughter Hannah Isabella may intermarry and whom survive her during his life with remainder to the use of the children of more than one equally or the child if only one wholly of my said daughter Hannah Isabella in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without having issue to the use of the others equally or the other only in fee simple. I devise the three closes of freehold land which I bought off Clarkson’s mortgagee situate near Sandbeck in the said township of Hudswell and known by the names of Low Holme and Water Low Mires and High Mires now in my own occupation unto and to the use of my trustees during the life of my said daughter Catherine the wife of Lawrence Smith Thompson upon trust to pay the rents, issues and profits thereof when received to my said daughter Catherine by equal weekly or quarterly instalments as they shall in their uncontrolled discretion think expedient and so that during the lifetime of her present, or any future husband the same shall be for her sole and separate use until she shall reassign, change or otherwise dispose of the said rents, issues and profits or some part thereof by way of anticipation or attempt so to do or shall as or suffer some act or thing whereby the same rents, issues and profits if payable to herself would become vested in some other person or persons and if she shall make any such assignment, change or other disposition by way of anticipation or attempt so to do or suffer any such act or thing as aforesaid then upon trust during the remainder of the life of my said daughter Catherine Thompson to apply the said rents, issues and profits in such manner as they, or he shall in their or his uncontrolled discretion think proper for the maintenance and support or otherwise for the benefit of all or any one or more exclusively of the others or other of the children of my said daughter Catherine or if she shall have no children living at any time after making or attempting to make any such assignments, change or other disposition or doing or suffering any such act or thing as aforesaid for the benefit of my said daughters Jane Ann and Hannah Isabella with remainder to the use of the children if more than one equally or the child if only one wholly of my said daughter Catherine in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty-one years without issue to the use of the others equally or the other only in fee simple. And my Will is and I hearby direct that if and when any one of my said daughters shall either before or after my decease die without issue capable of taking under the uses hereinbefore limited then, but subject nevertheless to any interest created under the provisions herein contained in favour of any husband who may survive her I direct that the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore devised upon trusts and to uses in favour of such daughter, her husband and issue or of such daughter and her issue as the case may be and the rents, issues and profits thereof shall stand and be limited as to one moiety thereof upon the trusts and to the uses hereinbefore declared and limited in favour of the elder of such of my said daughters as may survive my said daughter so dying as aforesaid her husband and issue or her issue only as the case may be as to part of the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore devised. And as to the other moiety thereof upon the trusts and to the uses hereinbefore declared and limited in favour of the younger of such of my said daughters as may survive my daughter so dying as aforesaid her husband and issue or her issue only as the case may be as to the other part of the hereiditaments and premises hereinbefore devised. And my Will is and I further devise that if and when any two of my said daughters shall either before or after my decease die without issue capable of taking under the uses hereinbefore limited then I but subject nevertheless to any interest created under the provisions herein contained in favour of the husband of either of them the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore devised upon trusts and to the uses in favour of such daughters or dying as aforesaid and their respective husbands and issue, or issue as the case may be whether original or accruing under the discretion lastly hereinbefore contained shall stand and be limited upon the trusts and to the uses hereinbefore declared and limited in favour of the survivor of my said daughters her husband and issue only as the case may be as to the remainder of the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore devised. I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate not hereby otherwise disposed of to my trustees upon trust to sell, call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the money produced from such sale, calling in and conversion and with and out of such part of my personal estate as shall consist of money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will and any codicil thereto and shall stand possessed of the residue of the said money as to one equal third part, or share thereof in trust for my said daughter Jane Ann Sharman absolutely for her sole and separate use free from the control of any husband. And as to one other equal third part or share thereof in trust for my said daughter Hannah Isabella Earl absolutely for her sole and separate use free from the control of any husband. And as to the remaining one equal third part or share thereof upon trust to invest the same with power for my trustees from time-to-time to vary such investments and shall stand possessed of such remaining one third part and the investments for the time being representing the same upon trust to pay the income thereof when received to my said daughter Catherine by equal weekly or quarterly instalments as they shall in their uncontrolled discretion think expedient and so that during the lifetime of her present, or any future husband the same shall be for her sole and separate use until she shall assign, change or otherwise dispose of the same or some part thereof by way of anticipation or attempt to do so or shall do or suffer some act or other thing whereby the same income if payable to herself would become vested in some other person, or persons. And if she shall make any such assignments, change or other disposition by way of anticipation or attempt so to do or suffer any such act or thing as aforesaid then upon trust during the remainder of the life of my said daughter Catherine to apply the said income in such manner as they or he shall in their or his uncontrolled discretion think proper for the maintenance and support or otherwise for the benefit of all or any one or more exclusively of the others, or other of the children of my said daughter Catherine or if she shall have no children living at my death after making, or attempting to make any such assignment, change or other disposition on doing or suffering any such act or thing as aforesaid for the benefit of my said daughters Jane Ann and Hannah Isabella. And from and after the death of my said daughter Catherine in trust for all of the children of my said daughter Catherine who being sons shall attain the age of twenty one years, or being daughters shall attain that age or marry under that age in equal shares. And if there shall be only one such child the whole to be in trust for that one child and if there shall be no child of the aforesaid Catherine Thompson who being a son shall attain the age of twenty one years, or being a daughter shall attain this age or marry, then in trust for my said daughters Jane Ann Sharman and Hannah Isabella Earl in equal shares absolutely. And I declare that my trustees may with the consent in writing of my said daughter Catherine during her life and after her decease at their discretion use any part, or parts not exceeding together one moiety of the expectant share of any child under this my Will and apply the same for his or her advancement, preferment or benefit as my trustees shall think fit and I also declare that my trustees may let any hereditaments for the time being remaining unsold either from year-to-year or for any term of years at such rents and subject to such covenants as they shall think fit and may accept surrenders of leases and tenancies sell timber and other things standing on the said hereditaments whether for sale, repairs or otherwise and generally may manage the same in such manner as they shall think fit and the proceeds of any timber sold by my trustees shall be considered as income and paid and applied accordingly and I also declare that all monies to be invested under this my Will may be invested in or upon any stocks, funds, or securities of or guaranteed by the government of the United Kingdom or of any British country, or dependency or in the stock of the Bank of England or the debentures or debenture stock in guaranteed or preference stock or shares of any railway or other company in Great Britain or India incorporated by Act of Parliament or Royal Charter and paying a dividend on its ordinary stock or shares upon real or leasehold securities in England or Wales but not elsewhere such lease and securities being held for a term whereof sixty years at least shall be expected? at the time of such investments and in lending money on any mortgage security my trustees may accept whatever title or evidence of title shall appear to them sufficient and in particular may in the case of leasehold securities waive the production the lessors title without being answerable for any loss arising thereby and my trustees may release any part of the property comprised in any mortgage security if satisfied that the remaining property is a sufficient security for the money owing thereon. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand to this my Will contained in this and the six preceding sheets of paper the day and year first before written

 

Christopher Earl

 

We the undersigned have attested the execution of the foregoing writing by Christopher Earl of Richmond in the County of York, gentleman signing his name thereto as his last Will in the presence of us present at the same time and without quitting his presence we subscribe the same in the presence of each other the words "the said" having been first struck out in the 34th line and also words "my daughter" having first been inserted between the 34th and 35th lines of the first sheet and the word "her" having been first written in the 33rd line of the 4th sheet thereof

 

W.G Croft - Solicitors, Richmond

Henry Metcalf - Clerk

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 28th July 1886

James son of George & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 2nd January 1887

Hilda daughter of Joseph & Margaret Earl

 

Memorial Inscription (continued from 1871 above)

Also of the above named Christopher Earl who died 9th April 1887 aged 78 years

And William Sharman their grandson born December 22nd 1870 died August 20th 1876

St Mary's Churchyard, Richmond

Death Register Entry (copy)

Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday, April 17th 1887

 

Deaths

Christopher Earl on the 9th inst. aged 78, at Bridge Street, Richmond

 

Probate (transcript)

 

Christopher Earl, of Richmond, dated 13th July 1887

BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and Testament of Christopher Earl, late of Richmond in the County of York, gentleman deceased, who died on the 9th April 1887 at Richmond aforesaid was proved and registered in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division 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 (in the Will written Earl) of Bolton upon Swale in the County of York, farmer and William Poole of Ainderby in the same County, gentleman - the Executors named in the said Will they having first been sworn well and faithfully to administer the same

 

Dated the 13th day of July 1887

 

Gross value of Personal Estate: £903   15s.  5d.

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 5th August 1888

Margaret daughter of Joseph & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 10th October 1888

Frederick Abbott son of Margaret Ann Earl

 

Baptism – 3rd March 1889

Emma Elizabeth Earl daughter of George & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1889 (volume 9d page 474)

Christopher Earl, aged 7

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1889 (volume 9d page 463)

Margaret Earl, aged 52

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 16th April 1890

William son of Joseph & Margaret Earl

 

1891 Census (Sunday 5th April)

 

Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4086)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head)

78

Retired Shoemaker   

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

77

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Richard Earl (son)

39

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Castle Bank, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4086)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head)

37

Currier

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

35

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Charles Earl (son)

14

Labourer in Paper Mill

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (daughter)

12

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

10

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Richard Earl (son)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

James Earl (son)

4

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4036)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head/wdwr)

61

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (daughter)

29

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

William Earl (son)

22

  Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

18

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Susan Earl (daughter)

16

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Dora Earl (daughter)

11

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha Earl (daughter)

8

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Gillian Blenkinsop (cousin)

22

-

Leyburn, Yorkshire

 

The Green, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4036)

name

age

trade

birth place

Joseph Earl (head)

36

Fellmonger & Farmer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

34

-

Ellerton, Yorkshire

Ethel Earl (daughter)

8

  Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jospeh Earl (son)

6

Scholar

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hilda Earl (daughter) 4 - Richmond, Yorkshire
Margaret Earl (daughter) 2 - Richmond, Yorkshire
William Earl (son) 1 - Richmond, Yorkshire

 

New Road, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG12/4036)

name

age

trade

birth place

Elizabeth Earl (head)

68

Living on own means

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha E Dinsdale (niece)

22

Living on own means

Brookes, Hudswell, Yorkshire

 

8 Melbourne Place, Horton, Bradford (PRO Ref: RG12/3642)

name

age

trade

birth place

Jane Ann Sharman (widow)

45

Living on own means

Richmond, Yorkshire

John Earl Sharman (son)

22

Wool Merchant

Halifax, Yorkshire

Christopher George Sharman (son)

20

[?] Apprentice

Halifax, Yorkshire

Charles James Sharman (s) 19 Stuff Merchants App'c Halifax, Yorkshire
Catherine Sharman(dau) 17 - Halifax, Yorkshire
Hannah Isabel Earl (sister) 39 Living on own means Richmond, Yorkshire

 

22 Forcell Street, Cockerton, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG12/4046)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head)

66

Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earle (wife)

58

-

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earle (daughter)

27

Domestic Servant

Ripon, Yorkshire

Thomas Earle (son)

24

Miller

Northallerton, Yorkshire

John Earle (?)

6

-

Darlington, Durham

 

8 Denmark Street, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG12/4042)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head/wdwr)

66

Yard Foreman Railway

Richmond, Yorkshire

Esther Earle (dau'r/unm)

40

-

Shildon, Durham

William Earl (son/unm)

28

Boiler Smith

Darlington, Durham

Alfred Earl (son/unm)

22

Railway Clerk

Darlington, Durham

 

28 Pembroke Street, Leeds (PRO Ref: RG12/3704)

name

age

trade

birth place

John William Earle (head)

40

Cabinet Maker

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Margaret Earle (wife)

42

-

Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire

Gertude M Earle (daughter)

18

Carpet Dresser

Middlesbrough

Arthur C Earle (son)

16

Clerk

Middlesbrough

Ethel M Earle (daughter)

11

Scholar

Middlesbrough

Daisy F Earle (daughter)

9

Scholar

Leeds, Yorkshire

 

19 Tangier Place, Eton, Buckinghamshire (PRO Ref: RG12/1134)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

68

Upholsterer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Charlotte Earl (wife)

69

-

Hook, Wiltshire

Joseph J Earl (son) 23 Railway Clerk Eton, Buckinghamshire

 

Vicarage, Harley Wood, Todmordon (PRO Ref: RG12/3546)

name

age

trade

birth place

Alice Earl (servant)

20

Domestic Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield (PRO Ref: RG12/4055)

name

age

trade

birth place

Eliza Earl (servant)

18

Housemaid

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

34 Pelham Road, Wood Green, Tottenham, Middlesex (PRO Ref: RG12/1077)

name

age

trade

birth place

Thomas W Earl (head)

34

Engineers Clerk

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Henrietta Earl (wife)

35

-

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Edith A Earl (daughter) 7 - Slough, Buckinghamshire
Agnes Earl (daughter) 6 - Slough, Buckinghamshire
Henrietta Earl (daughter) 5 - Slough, Buckinghamshire
Ellen Earl (daughter) 3 - Wood Green, Middlesex
John W Earl (son) 2 - Wood Green, Middlesex

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1891 (volume 9d page 703)

Margaret Earl

 

Births in the Richmond District for March 1893 (volume 9d page 646)

Fred Stanley Earl

 

Kelly's Directory of North & East Ridings of Yorkshire 1893

 

Richmond - Private Residents

Miss Earl[6] - New Road

 

Richmond - Commercial

Joseph Earl - Fellmonger, The Green

William Earl - Fellmonger, The Green

The Green (rear view), Richmond c1893

Chapter Note

 

This old view of Richmond as seen from the bridge shows the industrial buildings located at the back of the Green towards the end of the 19th century. The delapidated state of the buildings highlights the decline of many businesses at this period which were once the driving force behind the town's economy. Amongst the ruinous scene one small group of tannery workers precariously cling on to the remnants of their business and can be seen washing animal skins in the waters of the Swale - could this possibly be William or Joseph Earl, the fellmongers noted above?

 

The buildings in this scene have long since been demolished and replaced with modern housing.

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for March 1893 (volume 9d page 854)

George Earl & Margaret Ann Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Marriage – 11th March 1893

William Earl & Mary Parton, nee Bowsfield

 

Baptism – 23rd August 1893

Charles Edward Earl son of George & Margaret Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1893 (volume 9d page 489)

Jane Earl, aged 80

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 9th May 1894

Olive daughter of George & Jane Earl

 

Probate

 

28th December 1894

Elizabeth Earl of Richmond, Spinster, died 22nd November 1894. Probate London 28th December to Thomas Wilde, accountant - Effects £209 10s

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 26th June 1895

William Abbot Earl son of George & Margaret Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1895 (volume 9d page 428)

Richard Earl, aged 82

Death Certificate Copy

The Yorkshire Herald - Saturday, June 22nd 1895

 

Richmond

FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR RICHARD EARL, OF RICHMOND - The remains of this old and very highly esteemed Richmondian were on Tuesday interred in the Cemetery, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. Deceased was 83 years of age, and a quarter of a century ago or so formed one of the neighbouring unity of "Kings," "Queens," and "Earls," who all lived in successive houses near the old bridge on the banks of the Swale

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 21st August 1895

Percy son of George & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for December 1895 (volume 9d page 1239)

Eliza Earl & Henry Allen

 

Births in the Richmond District for March 1897 (volume 9d page 669)

Alfred Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 30th June 1897

Lucy Victoria Earl daughter of George & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1897 (volume 9d page 495)

Percy Earl, aged 2

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 15th June 1898

George Frederick Earl son of George & Margaret Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Bradford District for September 1898 (volume 9b page 89)

Jane Ann Sharman [nee Earl], aged 52

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1898 (volume 9d page 473)

George Frederick Earl, aged 0

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for March 1899 (volume 9d page 913)

Charles Earl & Jane Isabel Sparke

 

Births in the Richmond District for September 1899 (volume 9d page 697)

Edward Earl

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 21st February 1900

Christopher son of George & Margaret Earl

 

1901 Census (Sunday 31st March)

 

5 Water Side, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head/single)

50

Fellmongers Labourer

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Pigg (sister/widw)

58

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

8 Cornforth Hill, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head)

47

General Labourer   

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

45

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (daughter)

20

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Richard Earl (son)

16

Postman

Richmond, Yorkshire

James Earl (son)

14

Telegraph Messenger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hilda Earl (daughter)

13

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (daughter)

11

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Frederick Earl (son)

8

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Olive Earl (daughter)

6

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Lucy Earl (daughter)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Looking down the cobbled path of Cornforth Hill through the old Bar Gate c1900. Number 8, the home of George and Jane Earl, is on the left at the foot of the hill

5 Wood Yard, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

George H Earl (head)

26

Gas Stoker - Gas Works

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

28

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Charles E Earl (son)

7

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

William A Earl (son)

5

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alfred Earl (son)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Christopher Earl (son)

1

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

6 Temple Crescent, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

Hannah Isabella Earl (hd/s)

49

Living on own means

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

15 Bridge Street, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (head)

72

Fellmonger & Wool Stapler

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Earl (wife)

59

-

Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire

Willie Earl (son)

32

Fellmongers Son

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alice Earl (daughter)

30

Music Teacher

Richmond, Yorkshire

George Earl (son)

28

Fellmongers Son

Richmond, Yorkshire

Lizzie Earl (daughter)

23

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Dorothy Earl (daughter)

21

School Teacher

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha Earl (daughter)

18

Dressmaker

Leyburn, Yorkshire

 

19 Castle Hill, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

Susan Earl (sister-in-law)

26

Dress Maker

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

  Note: Susan living with Henry & Mary Swainston, nee Earl aged 44

 

8 Market Place, Richmond (PRO Ref: RG13/4609)

name

age

trade

birth place

Mary Ann Earl (servant)

22

Domestic Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

3 Chancery Street, Darlington (PRO Ref: RG13/4618)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Earl (head)

35

Wire Worker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Isabella Earl (wife)

34

-

Darlington, Co. Durham

Mary E Earl (daughter)

3

-

Darlington, Co. Durham

 

15 Glovers Place, Hexham (PRO Ref: RG13/4824)

name

age

trade

birth place

Joseph Earl (head)

45

Foreman Fellmonger

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

44

-

Ellerton-on-Swale, Yorkshire

Ethel Anne Earl (daughter)

18

  -

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hilda Earl (daughter) 14 - Richmond, Yorkshire
William Earl (son) 11 - Richmond, Yorkshire
Thomas Carlton (Boarder) 23 Fellmonger Scotland
Stephen McQueenie (Brdr) 26 Fellmonger Scotland
Bernard McQueenie (Brdr) 23 Fellmonger Scotland

 

Main Street, Ashfordby, Leicestershire (PRO Ref: RG12/4042)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earl (head/widower)

76

Retired Bootmaker

Richmond, Yorkshire

Esther Earl (daughter/unm)

50

-

Shildon, Durham

 

11 Lennox Street, Middlesbrough (PRO Ref: RG13/4582)

name

age

trade

birth place

Margaret Earls (sis-in-law)

39

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

  Note: Margaret living with John & Ann Shaw, nee Earl aged 49

 

184 Burley Road, Leeds (PRO Ref: RG13/4243)

name

age

trade

birth place

John William Earle (head)

50

Cabinet Maker

Northallerton, Yorkshire

Margaret Earle (wife)

52

-

Newby Wiske, Yorkshire

Arthur C Earle (son)

26

Manager Clothing Dept

Middlesbrough

Ethel M Earle (daughter)

21

Wire Stitcher Painter?

Middlesbrough

Daisy F Earle (daughter)

19

Assistant in Boot Shop

Leeds, Yorkshire

 

78 Oxford Road, Clewer, Berkshire (PRO Ref: RG13/1169)

name

age

trade

birth place

Henrietta Earl (head/widow)

45

-

Windsor, Berkshire

Agnes Earl (daughter) 16 Dressmaker Apprentice Slough, Buckinghamshire
Ellen Earl (daughter) 13 - Wood Green, Middlesex
John W Earl (son) 12 - Wood Green, Middlesex

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 3rd July 1901

May daughter of George & Margaret Earl

 

Baptism – 17th July 1901

Freda daughter of Jane Earl (single woman) The Bar, Richmond

Birth Certificate Copy

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for March 1902 (volume 9d page 449)

May Earl, aged 0

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for March 1902 (volume 9d page 451)

Edward Earl, aged 2

 

Births in the Richmond District for September 1902 (volume 9d page 706)

Margaret Ann Earl

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1903 (volume 9d page 734)

Doris Earl

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1904 (volume 9d page 705)

Terrence Earl

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for June 1904 (volume 9d page 1317)

Elizabeth Earl & William Stanley Rodber (see chapter note below)

 

Chapter Note

 

Rodbers of Richmond Ltd started life in the early 1900’s as Rodber & Sons Ironmongers. The business was originally owned by the Rodber family of Richmond before being sold to Mr George Shaw in 1950. Ken Hutchinson was employed by Mr Shaw as General Manager. He was given a car and a bag of money by Mr Shaw and set off visiting wholesalers in Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester, paying cash for goods and bringing them back to the store in his car. Mr Shaw’s son, George W Shaw joined the business and took over the running of it in 1960. In 1979 the business was again sold to D. Garner & Sons Ltd who changed the name to Rodbers of Richmond Ltd. In the early 1990’s Rodbers bought the old cinema in Queens Road, Richmond and after renovating it moved the retail shop part of the business there, leaving the builders merchants at the rear of the Market Place store in Waterloo Street.

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for September 1904 (volume 9d page 722)

Percy Earl

 

Last Will and Testament (transcript)

 

William Earl, of Richmond, dated 18th October 1904

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLIAM EARL of Richmond in the county of York, Fellmonger made this eighteenth day of October one thousand nine hundred and four. I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. I appoint my son George Earl, my son-in-law John Shaw and my daughter Margaret Earl (hereinafter called "my trustees") to be the EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES of this my will. I give all my estate both real and personal unto my trustees upon trust to sell and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist  of money and out of the moneys to arise thereby and my ready money in the first place to pay my funeral expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by any Codicil to this my will and subject thereto to stand possessed of the residue of the moneys produced by such sale and conversion and of my ready money hereinafter called "the residuary trust funds" In trust for such of them my wife, Mary Earl and all my children as shall be living at my decease in equal shares absolutely. Provided always that if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and 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 under that age then and in any such case the last mentioned child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which his, her or their parent would have taken of and in the residuary trust funds if such parent had survived me. I declare that any sums of money liable to be invested under this my will be invested on Goverment securities or any other stocks, funds or securities authorised by law for trust funds or upon the inscribed stock of any British Colony or upon mortgage of leasehold houses and land situate in England or Wales held for a term of which not less than sixty years is unexpired at the time of investment with power from time to time to vary such investments. And I empower my trustees at their discretion to raise any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole one moiety of the expectant share of any infant beneficiary under this my will and apply the same for his or her advancement, preferment or benefit as my trustees shall think fit. IN WITNESS whereof I have signed my name at the foot or end of this my will the day and year first before written in the presence of the two subscribing witnesses

 

William Earl

 

We the undersigned have attested the execution of the foregoing writing by William Earl of Richmond in the county of York, Fellmonger signing his name thereto as his last will in the presence of us present at the same time and without quitting his presence we subscribe the same in the presence of each other

 

Matthew Benson

C G Croft

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for December 1904 (volume 9d page 1320)

Mary Ann Earl & John Robert Brewell

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 7th March 1906

Charles son of Charles & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for March 1906 (volume 9d page 705)

Mary Ann Earl

 

Birth Certificate Details

 

Richmond in the County of York, 1906

Name:                           Bryan

Sex:                              Boy

Born:                            22nd August 1906, Newbiggin, Richmond

Father:                          -

Mother:                         Jane Earl, Domestic Servant, Newbiggin, Richmond

When Registered:          13th November 1906

Registrar:                      Edward S Close

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1906 (volume 9d page 462)

Charles Earl aged 0

 

Probate (transcript)

 

William Earl, of Richmond, dated 30th November 1906

BE IT KNOWN that William Earl of Richmond in the County of York died on the 5th day of September 1906

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 George Earl of Richmond aforesaid Fellmonger son of the deceased, John Shaw of 11 Lennox Street, Middlebrough in the siad county, accountant and Margaret Earl of 11 Lennox Street aforesaid, spinster daughter of the deceased - the Executors named in the said Will.

 

Dated the 30th day of November 1906

 

Gross value of Estate:             £1004   11s.  2d. 

Net value of Personal Estate:    £114   16s.  5d.

 

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 20th December 1907

Jane Isabel daughter of Charles & Jane Earl

 

Marriage – 30th December 1907

Jane Earl aged 26, spinster of 45 Newbiggin, Richmond, daughter of George Earl (currier) & John Ireland aged 26, batchelor (butcher) of Claypit House, Hornby Castle, son of Robert Ireland (gamekeeper)

Marriage Register, St Mary's Church, Richmond
Jane Earl & John Ireland

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 24th March 1909

John William Earl son of Charles & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 9th February 1910 (born 6th January 1910)

Alice Gertrude daughter of John Ireland (butcher) & Jane Ireland of Ryder's Wynd, Richmond - by N. Egerton Leigh, vicar

 

Baptism – 6th April 1910

Frank son of Charles & Jane Earl

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1910 (volume 9d page 459)

John William Earl, aged 1

 

1911 Census (Sunday 2nd April)

 

The 1911 census, taken on the night of Sunday 2nd April, was the first to be completed by the head of the household or person in charge of the dwelling requiring a signature declaring the schedule had been correctly filled up.

 

45 Newbiggin, Richmond (nr 96)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (head)

57

General Labourer   

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Earl (wife)

55

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

James Earl (son/single)

25

Tailor

Richmond, Yorkshire

Maggie Earl (daugh/single)

19

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Lucy Earl (daughter/single)

13

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Freda Earl (grandchild)

9

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alice Ireland[7] (gr. child)

1

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Married 35 years - 13 children born alive - 11 still living

45 Newbiggin, Richmond

4 Wood Yard, Richmond (nr 221)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Henry Earl (head)

36

Gas Stoker - Corporation

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

38

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alfred Earl (son)

14

Errand Boy

Richmond, Yorkshire

Christopher Earl (son)

11

School Boy

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Ann Earl (daugh)

8

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Percy Earl (son)

6

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Earl (daughter)

5

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Earl (daughter)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Norman Earl (son)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Married 18 years - 12 children born alive - 10 still living

30 Hall Style Bank, Hexham (nr 120)

name

age

trade

birth place

Joseph Earl (head)

55

Fellmonger (employer)

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (wife)

54

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Hilda Earl (daughter/single)

24

At Home

Richmond, Yorkshire

Margaret Earl (daug/single)

22

School Teacher (ele'tary)

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Married 28 years - 5 children born alive - 3 still living

3 Chancery Street, Bank Top, Darlington (nr 342)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Earle (head)

47

Wire Worker & Blacksmith for W Swales

Richmond, Yorkshire

Isabella Earle (wife)

45

-

Darlington, Co. Durham

Mary Emma Earle (dau)

14

Domestic at Home

Darlington, Co. Durham

Violet Heslop Parkin (nce)

20

Nurse Girl

Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

 

Married 23 years - 2 children born alive - 1 still living (Isabella Earle died)

2 Woodyard, Richmond (nr 219)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Earl (head)

34

Tailor (worker)

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Isabel Earl (wife)

34

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Doris Earl (daughter)

7

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Terence Earl (son)

6

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Jane Isabel Earl (daughter)

3

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Frank Earl (son)

3

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Married 12 years - 7 children born alive - 4 still living

5 Riverside, Richmond (nr 151)

name

age

trade

birth place

Richard Earl (head/single)

60

Skinner & Wool Stapler

Richmond, Yorkshire

Annie Pigg (sister/widow)

68

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

East End, Ashfordby, Leicester (nr 290)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Earle (head/wdwr)

86

Pensioner Railway F'man

Richmond, Yorkshire

Esther Earle (dau'r/unm)

60

House Keeper

Shildon, Durham

Alfred Earl (son/unm)

42

Labourer Iron Foundry

Darlington, Durham

1 Carters Yard, Richmond (nr 106)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Pratt (head/wid'r)

88

Retired Farmer

Thoralby, Yorkshire

Mary E Pratt (daugh/single)

48

-

Kirby Hill, Yorkshire

Robert Pratt (son/single)

46

Butcher (worker)

Kirby Hill, Yorkshire

Jane Alice Earl (dau/mar)

35

Dressmaker

Kirby Hill, Yorkshire

William Earl (son-in-law)

41

Shepherd

Richmond, Yorkshire

Thomas Wilde (boarder)

53

Land Agents Clerk

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

3 West Terrace, Richmond (nr 70)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Stanley Rodber (head)

33

Ironmonger

Yeovil, Somerset

Elizabeth Rodber (wife)

33

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Kathleen D Rodber (dau)

6

School

Richmond, Yorkshire

Phyllis Rodber (daughter)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Marjorie Rodber (daughter)

2

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Ena Rodber (daughter)

1

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Martha Earl (wifes sister) 28 Domestic Servant Richmond, Yorkshire

 

5 Cravengate, Richmond (nr 88)

name

age

trade

birth place

Hannah Isabella Earl (sgl)

59

Private Means

Richmond, Yorkshire

4 Pottergate, Richmond (nr 256)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Earl (single)

15

Shoesmiths Apprentice

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Easby, Richmond (nr 51)

name

age

trade

birth place

George Earl (single)

38

Farm Labourer

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Park Top Farm, Marske, Richmond (nr 1)

name

age

trade

birth place

Frederick Earle (single)

18

Cow Man on Farm

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Elloughton-with-Brough, East Yorkshire (nr 46)

name

age

trade

birth place

Charles Edward Earl (brdr)

17

Gardener, Domestic

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Bute House, Park Road, Middlesborough (nr 56)

name

age

trade

birth place

Hilda Earl (single)

22

Servant

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

6 Sumatra Road, Hamstead, London (nr 33)

name

age

trade

birth place

William Wray Earl (head)

46

Clothier (own acc't)

Eton, Buckinghamshire

Alice Earl (wife) 45 - Chelmsford, Essex
Cecil Earl (son) 13 School West Hampstead, London
Leonard Earl (son) 12 School West Hampstead, London
Christopher Earl (son) 10 School West Hampstead, London

 

Arrathorne, Catterick (nr 31)

name

age

trade

birth place

John Ireland (head/marr)

29

Greyhound Trainer

Hornby, Yorkshire

Jane Ireland (wife/married)

28

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Bryan Ireland (son)

4

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Victor Ireland (son)

3

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Alice Ireland (daughter)

1

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

Olive Earl (sister-in-law)

16

-

Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Married 5 years - 3 children born alive - 3 still living

Chapter Note

 

On the face of it nothing contained in the above details for the Ireland household at Arrathorne appears untoward. However there are several irregularities starting with Bryan 'Ireland' (my grandfather) whose birth was registered on 13th November 1906 almost at the end of the three month period after his birth in which by law a childs birth must be registered with the authorities. On the birth certificate the fathers details were left blank and I wonder if Jane was perhaps hoping the father would come good and waited until the very last moment before conceding she was on her own and for the second time in her young life registered her child as a single woman and with the 'Earl' surname.

 

As mentioned above, Jane also had another child, Freda born out of wedlock in 1901. Her baptism records appear in the Richmond parish register with Jane noted as being a 'single woman' in the margin. Unfortunately there appears to be no baptism record for Bryan either under the surname 'Earl' or 'Ireland' in any of the local parishes which may just have confirmed the father's name.

 

A little over a year after Bryan was born, Jane Earl and John Ireland married at St Mary's Church in Richmond. The date was 30th December 1907 meaning they had been married only three years at the time of the census contrary to the entry of 5 years on the census.

 

Looking at all the facts and timings it seems very likely that John Ireland is the father of Bryan, but perhaps not the father of Freda. Maybe when the already single mother Jane became pregnant with John's child he hesitated from marrying her either due to his own reticence, or pressure from his family who may well have disapproved of the match. Over the following year though John must have had a change of heart and the couple eventually married and soon after had two more children before moving to Arrathorne near Catterick where John was working for the Duke of Leeds as a greyhound trainer.

 

Then came the time to complete the 1911 census which may have caused John problems in a close village community if the true relationships of his family were disclosed. However with a few slips of the pen Bryan Earl became Bryan Ireland, John's marriage was shown as taking place before Bryan was born and Freda Earl found herself living at her grandparents in Richmond, though whether that was a temporary or permanent arrangement it is not known.

 

A further question arises that if Bryan was brought up as Bryan Ireland why then did he revert to using the Earl surname later in life. Perhaps the answer lies in his marriage to my grandmother, Kitty Leyburn on 3rd September 1927 and the birth of their first child, Kathleen on 30th January 1928. The timings show Kitty was four months pregnant when she walked down the aisle with Bryan (an Earl tradition I have maintained) and no doubt the marriage once decided upon was hastily arranged. Bryan would have required his birth certificate for the marriage and would have realised then, if he didn't know before, that in the eyes of the law he was an 'Earl'. With no time to amend the records Bryan married Kitty under his legal surname and they became Mr and Mrs Earl. Interestingly John Ireland entered his name as the father of the groom in the parish register of St Cuthberts, Forcett with no attempt made to add the words 'step father' suggesting again he was the true father of Bryan.

 

It is interesting that when completing his WW1 enrolment papers in 1916 , John was a little more honest about his family relationships.

 

So should the decendants of Brian and Kitty be Ireland's and not Earl's? If John hadn't hesitated marrying Jane when she became pregnant then the answer to this question would almost certainly be yes and this family history would have taken on a completely new direction.

 

Bryan & Freda Earl

Bryan & Freda Earl aged about 4 and 9

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 26th November 1913

George son of Charles & Jane Earl

 

Baptism – 21st June 1916

Charles Kitchener Earl son of Charles & Jane Earl

 

WW1 Service Records

 

Enrolment Papers - November 1916

Name: John Ireland

Address: Arrathorne, Catterick

Age: 36 years, 2 months

Height: 5ft 10 inches

Chest Measurement: 34.5 inches (when fully expanded)

Occupation: Engineer Labourer

Married: Yes

British Subject: Yes

Appointed to: Yorkshire Regiment

Rank: Private

Regiment No: 38468

Next of Kin: Jane Ireland, South Row, Newbiggin, Richmond

Name of woman to whom married: Jane Earl, spinster

Date & Place of Marriage: 30th December 1907 at the Parish Church, Richmond

Present Address: Arrathorne, Catterick

Childrens Particulars: Freda Earl (daughter) born 10th June 1901; Bryan Earl (son) born 22nd August 1906; Victor Ireland (son) born 21st September 1908; Alice Gertrude Ireland (daughter) born 6th January 1910; Margaret Ann Ireland (daughter) born 28th December 1913; Gladys Ireland (daughter) born 20th October 1916

 

Correspondence Records - 25th November 1916

Letter returning the mariage certificate and childrens birth certificates to wife and asking her to forward the birth certificates of Freda and Bryan Earl, illegitimate children, to Paymaster

 

Service History - 10th January 1917

France - duration 257 days

 

Correspondence Records - 23rd March 1917

Letter returning the birth certificate of Gladys Ireland to wife

 

Correspondence Records - 24th September 1917

Wounded - admission to Highfield Military Hospital, Liverpool

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1917 (volume 9d page 794)

Jane Earl, aged 61

 

WW1 Service Records

 

Ministry of Pensions - 14th February 1918

Private John Ireland 38468 Yorkshire Regiment 3rd battalion discharged from the Army having been blinded by G.S.W. (gun shot wound?)

 

WW1 Memorials

 

John William Earle, Northumberland Fusiliers 17th Batalion, Service No. 17/1460 - died 5th July 1918 - buried at Terlincthun Bristish Cemetery, Wimille, France

 

Frederick Stanley Earle, of Richmond, Yorkshire, Lancashire Fusiliers, Private, Service No. 39245 - died 2nd November 1918 at Flanders, France

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1918 (volume 9d page 1536)

Christopher Earl, aged 18

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1920 (volume 9d page 782)

Richard Earl, aged 69

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for March 1924 (volume 9d page 978)

Olive Earl & Samuel S A Williams

Olive Earl - Photograph taken in Richmond Market Place
Jane (Jinny) Ireland - Elder sister to Olive Earl pictured above

Marriages in the Richmond District for December 1924 (volume 9d page 1428)

Lucy Victoria Earl & John Callaghan

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for September 1926 (volume 9d page 1407)

Margaret Ann Earl & Stanley Jennings

 

St Cuthbert's Church, Forcett

 

Marriage – 3rd September 1927

Bryan Earl aged 21, batchelor (motor mechanic) of 17 Newbiggin Street, Richmond, son of John Ireland & Kitty Leyburn aged 23, spinster of East Layton, daughter of George Leyburn

Brain Earl c1927
Marriage Register, St Cuthbert's Church, Forcett
17 Newbiggin, Richmond

George Earl - Death Certificate 1927

Death Certificate Copy

St Mary's Church, Richmond

 

Baptism – 26th February 1928

Kathleen daughter of Bryan Earle (motor mechanic) & Kathleen Earl of 17 Newbiggin, Richmond - by J. H. Jones, vicar

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for September 1928 (volume 9d page 1541)

Percy Earl & Kathleen Tallentyre

 

Births in the Richmond District for March 1929 (volume 9d page 1062)

Jessie M Earl

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for September 1929 (volume 9d page 1580)

Terrence Earl & Doris Watson

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for December 1929 (volume 9d page 1537)

Jane Isabel Earl & James Vitty

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1930 (volume 9d page 752)

Margaret Ann Earl, aged 57

 

St Cuthbert Church, Forcett

 

Baptism – 22nd November 1931

Donald son of Bryan Earl (motor mechanic) & Kathleen Earl both of East Layton - by J. H. Jones, vicar

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for June 1932 (volume 9d page 1067)

Janet A Earl

 

Deaths in the Ripon District for June 1933 (volume 9a page 83)

Hannah I Earl

Richmond Cemetery Memorial Inscription - Hannah Isabella Earl who died May 26th 1933 aged 82 and Minnie Earl Thompson who died July 23rd 1932 aged 55

St Cuthbert Church, Forcett

 

Baptism – 27th July 1933

Colin son of Bryan Earl (labourer) & Kathleen Earl both of East Layton - by J. H. Jones, vicar - twin

 

Baptism – 27th July 1933

Keith son of Bryan Earl (labourer) & Kathleen Earl both of East Layton - by J. H. Jones, vicar - twin

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Marriages in the Richmond District for June 1935 (volume 9d page 1691)

James Earl & Esther Cockerill

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1937 (volume 9d page 969)

Jane Alice Earl, aged 61

 

Births in the Richmond District for September 1938 (volume 9d page 879)

Clarice M Earl

 

St Cuthbert Church, Forcett

 

Baptism – 3rd December 1941 (born 3rd November 1941)

Margaret daughter of Brian Earl (quarryman) & Kathleen Earl both of East Layton - by J. H. Jones, vicar

 

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Births in the Richmond District for March 1942 (volume 9d page 1094)

Patricia M Earl

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for June 1942 (volume 9d page 818)

John Ireland, aged 59

 

Note

 

John Ireland had been blinded in the 1st World War

 

World War II

 

Percy Earl, Aircraftman 2nd Class, RAF - died 17th May 1945 - buried in war grave commission number 1689955, Richmond, Yorkshire

Richmond Cemetery, Yorkshire

Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for December 1953 (volume 1b page 742)

George Henry Earl, aged 79

 

Deaths in the Richmond District for September 1957 (volume 1b page 651)

James Earl, aged 71

 

Northern Echo Newspaper, Wednesday 17th January 1973

 

Death Notice

Elsworth - (Suddenly, in hospital), of 17 Newbiggin, Richmond. Jane (nee Ireland), aged 92 dearly loved wife of the late George Elsworth. Service and cremation at Darlington on Friday, January 19, at 2pm

 

'Dying Woman' Dropped Cigarette

A woman of 92 died when she dropped a lighted cigarette into her lap, a Coroner was told last night.

 

But despite the accident, the woman, almost totally bed-ridden would have died in days, a pathologist told the Darlington inquest. The main artery in her body had burst, which would have killed her said Dr Howard Mustapha. He carried out the post mortem and found that Mrs Jane Elsworth, of Newbiggin, Richmond, had died from burns.

 

Mrs Elsworth was a chain smoker, according to her daughter, Mrs Alice Hannis, who lived with her. Mrs Hannis said that on Sunday she helped her mother out of bed to a chair, so that the bed could be made, and gave her a cigarette.

 

Mrs Hannis went downstairs to make a cup of tea, leaving her mother in the chair in her dressing gown, with an eiderdown over her knees. When she came back about 20 minutes later, she found the room full of dense black smoke. She got her mother out of the chair, which was smouldering, and to the door of the bedroom.

 

"She had shouted for me before I got to the room, but that was not unusual and I shouted back that I was coming with the tea," she said.

 

"The room was full of smoke. I could not lift her out of the chair so I just dragged her towards the door."

 

Mrs Elsworth's grandson, Mr Norman Hannis, got her out of the room.

 

Dr Mustapha said that Mrs Elsworth had minor burns on her thighs and legs, but she died because her age and condition had weakened her resistance to injury.

 

The Coroner, Mr Harold Hewitt, recorded a verdict of accidental death on Mrs Elsworth. "She was a chain smoker, but having got to 92 it is likely that one would indulge a lady of that age, and her life was shortened by only a matter of days by the fire," he said.

Jane (Jinny) Elsworth (nee Earl)
Richmond Cemetery

 


 

 

[1] Bernard a derivative of the name Barnabas

[2] Current worth approximately £1,800.00

[3] The Red Lion, Finklestreet

[4] Sister of Christopher and youngest child of William & Ann Earl

[5] Thomas Inman Earle is Christopher's first cousin once removed

[6] Elizabeth Earl, daughter of William & Martha Earl

[7] Alice Ireland also listed in Arrathorne on the night of the census

 

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