The Other family were perhaps the wealthiest inhabitants of Redmire during the 19th century. Christopher and Anne Other came to Redmire in the mid 17th Century, settling in the heart of the village at the Old Elm House. Their descendant Thomas Other married Jane Lister, of the Coverham Abbey family, and built the present day Elm House in the late 18th century.

1841 Census

In 1841, we see Christopher Other living at Elm House with his new wife Ann, their first born, Ann, a large number of servants and Elizabeth Burrill, nee Other, Christopher's sister.

Christopher was a banker, at the partnership of Hutton, Wood, Other, Robson, Ellis and Simpson who had offices at Richmond and Leyburn. They had just recently (in 1836) become the Swaledale and Wensleydale Banking Company, issuing their own banknotes featuring pictures of Richmond and Bolton Castles, which no doubt the rest of the villagers were using.

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
OTHER Christopher 30 Banker Yks
OTHER Ann 20 Yks
OTHER Ann 2m Yks
BRADBERRY Isabella 25 F.Servant Yks
? Ann A. 20 F.Servant Yks
LAWSON James 20 M.Servant Yks
BERRILLE Elizabeth 30 Independent Yks
BERRILLE Elizabeth 2 Yks
BERRILLE William 9m Yks
GRASON Margaret 15 F.Servant Yks

Christopher was baptized 1 May 1809 in Redmire, the eldest son (and third child) of Thomas Other and Jane, nee Lister. On 15 October 1839, he married Ann Stackhouse at Clapham, Yorkshire.

Ann was the daughter of Anthony Stackhouse, and Margaret, nee Proctor. She was baptized 11 Dec 1817 in Giggleswick. Christopher and Ann's first child, Ann Agnes, was baptized at Redmire 26 August 1840.

1851 Census

By 1851, Christopher and Ann's family had grown, and a relative of Ann's was visiting:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
OTHER Christopher Head 41 Banker Elm House
OTHER Ann Wife 32 Settle
OTHER Thomas W. Son 6 Scholar Elm House
OTHER Jane Daughter 3 Elm House
STACKHOUSE Ellen Visitor, Widow 66 Annuitant Hornby, LAN
BOWES Martha Servant, Unmarried 23 House Servant Leyburn
CLARKSON Esther Servant, Unmarried 22 House Servant Wensley
ROGERS Ann Servant, Unmarried 15 House Servant Castle Bolton
CRADOCK Anthony Servant, Unmarried 26 House Servant Redmire

Another son, Christopher Other, was elsewhere on census night. Their children since 1841 were:
  1. Christopher: baptized 21 March 1842
  2. Thomas William: baptized 7 November 1844
  3. Jane: baptized 10 May 1847

1861 Census

Christopher's first wife, Ann, died 8 October 1853. He subsequently married Elizabeth Anne Lamb, daughter of Thomas Lamb, a surgeon, by Elizabeth, nee Tennant.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
OTHER Christopher Head, Married 50 Banker, Capt. No 12 Rifle Vols, Chairman Leyburn Poor Law Union, Comm. of Income and Assessed Taxes Elm House
OTHER Eliza Anne wife, Married 45 Middleham
PICKERSGILL Isabella Servant, Unmarried 21 Servant Hornby
SEDGWICK Alice Servant, Unmarried 24 Servant Coverham
BRANFORD Fanny Servant, Unmarried 19 Servant Cambridge
STOREY Joseph Servant, Unmarried 18 Servant Carlton

1871 Census

In 1871, Christopher's eldest son Christopher was living with them. He must have left for France after this, as he died at Nice 23 February 1875.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
OTHER Christopher Head, Married 61 Banker, magistrate Redmire
OTHER Eliza Anne wife, Married 55 Middleham
OTHER Christopher Son, Unmarried 29 Redmire
STAINTHORPE Elizabeth Servant, Unmarried 20 Housemaid Baldersby
WILLIS Bessie Servant, Unmarried 23 Maid Preston
STOREY Mary Servant, Unmarried 19 Kitchenmaid Redmire
NELSON Thomas Servant, Unmarried 19 Groom, Coachman Dalton

The Other family do not appear in the census after 1871. Christopher Other moved to Coverham Abbey by the time of the 1881 census and lived there until his death in 1896. His wife was living in Middleham in 1881.

Christopher's younger son, Thomas William, married Frances Ballard, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ballard. Thomas was living with his parents-in-law in 1881 in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. The following year he had a son, Thomas Archer Winds Other, baptized in Redmire 4 July 1882. Thomas William died in Exmouth, 3 April 1882. The following is from the Harrogate Herald, 19 April 1882:

April 3rd, at Exmont, after a lingering illness, Thomas William Other, Elm House, Wensleydale, Yorks., only son of Christopher Other, Esq., Coverham Abbey, Middleham, Yorks.

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