Redmire in the News

Jackson's Oxford Journal
Saturday, October 13, 1804

MARRIED.  At Coverham, Thomas Ather, Esq. of 
Redmire to Miss Lister, eldest daughter of 
Edward Lister, Esq., of Coverham Abbey Yorkshire.


Jackson's Oxford Journal
Saturday, December 20, 1806

BANKRUPTS TO SURRENDER. ...  Thomas Steadman, late of
Redmire, in the parish of Wensley, Yorkshire, Grocer and
Linen Draper, December 29, 30, and January 24 at the 
White Swan Inn, Middleham.


The Morning Chronicle (London)
Monday, December 12, 1808

BANKRUPTS.  DIVIDENDS.   January 30, Thomas Steadman,
late of Redmire, York, grocer.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, February 5, 1825

TURNPIKE TOLLS to be LET.  Eastern District of the Richmond
and Lancaster Road--NOTICE is hereby given, that the Tolls 
arising at the several Toll Gates upon the said District of 
Road called or know by the Names of Holly Hill, Redmire, 
Askrigg, Hawes, and Bainbridge Gates, will be put up to LET
by AUCTION to the best Bidder, at the Bolton's Arms in 
Leyburn, in the County of York, on Friday the Fourth Day of
March next, between the hours of Eleven o'Clock in the 
Forenoon and One o'Clock in the Afternoon of that Day, in 
the manner directed by the Act passed in the Third Year of
the Reign of his Majesty King George the Fourth, "for 
Regulating Turnpike-Roads," which Tolls produced last Year
the several Sums following, Viz:
	Holly Hill Gate               207  10  0
	Redmire Gate                    20   0  0
	Askrigg Gate                    22   0  0
	Hawes Gate                      30   1  0
	Bainbridge Gate                  2  16  0
Above the Expenses of collecting the same, and will be put 
up at those Sums respectively.  Whoever happens to be the 
best Bidder, must at the same time give Security, with 
sufficient Sureties, to the satisfaction of the Trustees of
the said Road, for the payment of the Rents agreed for, and 
at such Times as they shall appoint.
		GEO. EMERSON, Clerk to the Trustees.
		Leyburn, 3rd February, 1825
 N.B. The Trustees will, at the same time, take into 
consideration the propriety of paying a Sum of Money to 
the different Townships through which the said Road passes
in Aid of repairing the same.


The Hull Packet and Humber Mercury
Tuesday, April 1, 1828



John Horner stood charged with feloniously stealing a bay 
galloway at Stonebeckup, the property of Thos. Verity.  The
galloway was, on the 5th of September, placed in the prosecutors
field, from which it was stolen during the night.  About nine
o'clock the following morning, the prisoner put the mare up 
at a public house at Kettlewell, where he met with two men named
Petit and Wear.  Wear asked him the price of the mare, and where
he had brought it from.  The prisoner said that he had brought 
her from Redmire, and that he would take 13 for her.  They 
called for liquor, and actually drank two bottles of rum, when 
Wear bought the mare for 2 out of which the prisoner paid for
the rum.  Wear then rode the mare to Ormskirk-fair, a distance 
of sixty miles, and there sold her for 14.  Wear was committed
to the castle for receiving the mare, knowing her to be stolen,
but the grand jury threw out the bill.  The prisoner, in his 
defense, said that he never intended to steal the horse, but 
that Wear made him.  The jury found him guilty.


The Hull Packet and Humber Mercury
Tuesday, April 22, 1828

MARRIAGES.  Lately, at Redmire, Mr. Wm. Ware, of Leyburn
to Margaret, second daughter of the late Woodcock Winstanley,
Esq., of Northgate, near Redmire.


The Newcastle Courant etc
Saturday, September 26, 1829

DIED.  The same day [on Friday last], at Redmire, in 
Wensleydale, Yorkshire, Henry Robinson Esq. aged 74


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, June 2, 1838

MARRIED.  Same day [Wednesday], at Redmire church, by the 
Rev. John Calvert, William Burrill, Esq. of Bedale, to 
Elizabeth Alice, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Other, 
Esq., of Elm House in Wensleydale.


Preston Chronicle
Saturday, June 9, 1838

MARRIAGES.   On the 30th ult at Redmire Church, Yorkshire, 
William Burrill Esq., of Bedale, banker, to Elizabeth Alice, 
eldest daughter of the late Thomas Other, Esq., banker, 
of Elm House, Wentley Dale.


The Era (London)
Sunday, November 17, 1839


The meeting of this club took place on the beautiful ground
of Lord Bolton, at Redmire, on Wednesday the 30th ult.  The 
day was fine, and a good attendance of members, neither the 
winner of the Cup nor the Stewards being present, but a large
field of spectators, among whom were several ladies.  Not even
in the middle of the season was finer sport ever afforded by 
the racing hares.  The show of hares did great credit oto the 
keepers, who slipped the dogs particularly well.  The tryer
also gave general satisfaction.  The members of teh club and
their friends dined at the King's Hotel, Leyburn; the conviviality
of the meeting was kept up to a late hour, and several new 
members were proposed and admitted.  The stewards for the 
ensuing year are, --- Redmayne, and W. Ware, Esrs.


Mr. Chaytor's b b Fortune, beat Mr. Redmayne's bl and w d Slink
Mr. Thompson's r d Toss, beat Mr. T. Other's f d Swift
Mr. Booth's blue d Rattler, beat Mr. Hogg's b d Bluebeard
Mr. Wright's b d Span, beat Mr. Other's b and w d Swift
Mr. W. Foster's r d Lottery, beat Mr. Magterman's b d Pepper
Mr. Wray's rand w d Catch, beat Mr. W. Fisher's b d Rector
Mr. Machellan's w d Catterick, beat Mr. Foster's br and w d Bess
Mr. J. Forster's br and w d Rex, beat Mr. Chapman's b b Gayless
First ties - Fortune beat Toss, Rattler beat Span, Catch beat Lottery,
and Rex beat Catterick
Second ties - Rattler beat Fortune, and Rex beat Catch
Deciding course - Rattler beat Rex, and won the cup.


Mr. Purchass's b and w d Slink beat Mr. Fisher's b d Rector
Mr. Hutton's b and w d Swift beat Mr. Forster's f d Dart
Mr. Hammond's r b Switch beat Mr. Maclellan's f d Gameboy
First ties - Slink beat Swift, and Switch beat Lottery
Deciding course - Slink beat Switch, and won the stakes.


The Manchester Times and Gazette 
Saturday, August 1, 1840


LIGHTFOOT James and Joseph Jaques, of Askrigg, Yorkshire, 
maltsters; July 28, Sept 4, at the house of Mr. Morton, 
Bedale.  Solicitor, Mr. Topham, Middleham.  Pet'er 
Christopher Other, Redmire, Yorkshire, Esq., on behalf of
the Swaledale and Wensleydale Banking Company.  Dated July 1.


The Hull Packet
Friday, September 4, 1840

MARRIAGES.  Lately, at Harrogate, James Espiner, Esq., of 
Northgate House, Redmire, to Miss Judson, daughter of Mrs. 
Judson, of the Folley Cottage.  The above parties, after 
spending their honeymoon at Harrogate, returned to Northgate
House, but, strange to say, the servants had decamped with 
the keys, and no admittance could be had till assisted by 
some of their neighbors, who were in attendance with the 
village band to welcome their return.


The Hull Packet
Friday, September 29, 1843


List (1) General Certificates at 4 0s. 10d. each

Robinson, H.T.	Redmire


The Hull Packet
Friday, September 27, 1844


List (1) General Certificates at 4 0s. 10d. each

Robinson, H.T.	Redmire


The Hull Packet and East Riding Times
Friday, May 2, 1845


ENLARGEMENT OF CHURCHES - 150 to Bolton-cum-Redmire church,
in the parish of Wensley, to be erected in lieu of the two 
odl and ruinous chapels of Bolton and Redmire.  The new 
church will contain 90 sittings more than both chapels, and 
three-fifths will be free.  Estimated cost 670.


The Hull Packet
Friday, September 19, 1845


List (1) General Certificates at 4 0s. 10d. each

Robinson, H.T.	Redmire


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, October 30, 1847

meeting of this society was held in the Society's Rooms, 
Minster Yard, a few days ago.  ... 

The Rev. Mr. Sharp stated that he has been informed of an 
intention to destroy two interesting ancient chapels at 
Bolton and Redmire, in Wensleydale, and of substituting one
modern erection in their stead.  It was accordingly resolved
that the secretaries be directed to communicate with the 
ecclesiastical authorities of the place, deprecating the 
proposed demolition of the chapels, and expressing the 
willingness of the society to contribute for the purpose of 
their restoration. 


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, March 11, 1848

The Commissioners appointed for the Building of a New Church
at Redmire, near Leyburn, Yorkshire, will be glad to receive
sealed PROPOSALS addressed to the COMMISSIONERS, at Mr. 
Hutchinson Wood's, Innkeeper, Redmire, on or before the 
Fourth of April next.  Plans, with detached Specifications,
on and after the 13th instant may be inspected at the said
Hutchinson Wood's.

The Contractor will be expected to find Security for the due
performance of his contract, and the Commissioners will not
be obliged to accept the lowest Proposal.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, November 18, 1848

the society the following grants were recalled, in 
consequence of the several objects for which they were made
having been either abandoned or not proceeded with within 
the period prescribed by the rules of the society, viz., 
..., the erection of a new church in lieu of the present 
churches at Bolton and Redmire. 


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, September 29, 1849

By RICHARD MAYNE, Surveyor of Taxes, Hull

LIST (1) GENERAL CERTIFICATES at 4 0s. 10d. each

Other Christopher,  Redmire


Daily News (London)
Wednesday, January 23, 1850


WILEY-OTHER.  Jan 16, at Redmire, by the Rev. J. Calvert, M.A.,
R.J. Wiley, Esq., of Winterfield, Hornby, to Isabella, third 
daughter of the late T. Other, Esq., of Elm House, Wensleydale.


The Hull Packet and East Riding Times
Friday, January 25, 1850


January 16, at Redmire, Robert Jas., only son of Samuel 
Wiley, of Brandsby, near York, to Isabella, daughter of the 
late T. Other, Esq., of Elm House, Yorkshire.


The Hull Packet and East Riding Times
Friday, October 1, 1852


LIST (1) GENERAL CERTIFICATES at 4 0s. 10d. each

Other Christopher,  Elm House, Redmire


Daily News (London)
Monday, December 6, 1852



Lord Bolton's, Tuesday, Redmire; Saturday, Ulshaw Bridge-at 11


Liverpool Mercury etc 
Monday, February 25, 1856


Feb. 14, at Redmire, Wensleydale, aged 93, the Rev. John
Calvert, M.A., 54 years curate and incumbent of Bolton-cum-


The Preston Guardian
Saturday, March 1, 1856


On the 14th ult. at Redmire, Wensleydale, aged 93, the 
Rev. John Calvert, M.A., 54 years curate and incumbent of


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, October 4, 1856

ARRANGED BY BENJAMIN WARD, Wakefield, Crown Surveyor

LIST (3) GAMEKEEPERS, being Assessed Servants. 1 7s. 6d. each

Fawcett John, Bolton, by the Right Hon. Lord Bolton of 
   Bolton Hall, Wensley, for Carperby, East Bolton, West 
   Bolton, Redmire, Preston, Wensley, Carperby, Thornton
   Steward, and Downholme.


Jackson's Oxford Journal
Saturday, November 22, 1856



Rev. C.A.M. Pauli, to Bolton-cum-Redmire, Yorkshire


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, October 3, 1857

ARRANGED BY BENJAMIN WARD, Wakefield, Crown Surveyor


LIST (1) GENERAL CERTIFICATES at 4 0s. 10d. each

Other Christopher, Redmire

LIST (3) GAMEKEEPERS, being Assessed Servants. 1 7s. 6d. each

Fawcett John, Bolton, by the Right Hon. Lord Bolton of 
   Bolton Hall, Wensley, for Carperby, Castle Bolton or 
   East Bolton, West Bolton, Redmire, Preston, Wensley,
   Leyburn, Harmby, Thornton Steward, Downholme, and 
   West Witton.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, December 10, 1859


STEWARDS - H.T.Robinson, Esq., T.Edmundson, Esq., 
           T.M.Fryer, Esq., and R.Hutchinson, Esq.
JUDGE - Mr. S. Cundall

This coursing took place on Thursday, through the kind 
permission of Lord Bolton, on a portion of his Lordship's
estate near Redmire.  The morning opened very foggy, so that
it was impossible to distinguish the dogs at more than a few
yards distance, but as the day advanced the mist cleared away,
and the weather during the afternoon was all that could be 
desired.  The coursing was of much interest, and as will be 
seen from the subjoined return, the principal stake was 
carried off by Mr. William Oates, of Middleham, one of the 
most successful greyhound coursers of the day, he having won
the champion cup at Newmarket last week with Glengary.  
Hares were numerous and afforded and excellent sport, while 
the decisions of the Judge gave universal satisfaction.  
Mr. Fawcett, of Preston, acted as slipper.

Amongst a large attendance of equestrians and pedestrians
were observed---the Hon. and Rev. T.O. Powlett, the Rev. 
J.A. Birch, J. Chapman, Esq., J. Chapman, Esq., Jun., 
J. Clarkson, Esq., of the Chantry; H. Cowper, Esq.,
R. Hutchinson, Esq., T.M. Fryer, Esq.; C. Story, Esq.,
of Morpeth; Ashford Pierse, Esq., of Middleham; Messrs.
Denton, Ridley, Coultman, Bagley; Hogg, of Middleham;
Hall, Raper, East Witton; Oates, &c. &c.

After the proceedings of the day were concluded many of 
the sportsmen, owners of dogs, and officials adjourned to
Mr. Coultman's of the King's Head Inn, where the annual 
coursing dinner was provided by the host.  The reunion 
proved a very agreeable one.  From an inscription on a 
most capacious snuff box, fashioned after the antique, 
and presented by Mr. Coultman to the Leyburn Coursing 
Club in 1827, it appears that this meeting was initiated
in 1821, and has, with the exception of last year, been 
held annually.  The results of the courses are appended:-

THE BOLTON STAKES, for 16 puppies at 3 10s. each. The 
winner to receive 35; the second 8; third and fourth 2
Mr. Oates's r d Mentor beat Mr. Best's w and hrd d Rex
Mr. Aidcroft's bk b Spofforth Maid beat Mr William's blk b Grets
Mr. Storey's bk and w d Anchorite beat Mr. George Bullock's b and w d Morpeth
Mr. Aldcroft's w and f b Lady Kingston beat Mr Oates' bk b Empress

SECOND TIES Montor beat Spofforth Maid, Lady Kingston
beat Anchorite.

THIRD TIES Mr. Oates's r d Mentor beat Mr. ALdcroft's w 
and f b Lady Kingston, and won the stakes.

THE LEYBURN STAKES for eight greyhounds at 2 10s. each.
The winner to receive 12; the second 4, third and fourth 1
Mr. H.Denton's w and bk b Jersey beat Mr. Horey's f d The Bar
Mr. Bearpark's bk a w d Crown Prince beat Mr. H.Denton's bk b Redcar Lass
Mr T.M. Fryer's f and w b Exact beat Mr. Bearpark's f and w b Cilla
Mr Appleton's w and bk d Bobbin-around beat Mr Golden's brd d Tyrant

SECOND TIES Crown Prince beat Jessey, Exact beat Bobbin-around

THIRD TIES Mr. Bearpark's bk and w d Crown Prince beat 
Mr. T.M. Fryer's f and w b Exact and won the stakes.


The Leeds Mercury
Thursday, March 8, 1860



Grants of 200 each towards the erection of parsonage 
houses at Bolton-cum-Redmire, Hawes, North Horton, and 


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, April 28, 1860

PETITIONS--In the House of Commons, on Monday night, 
petitions against the Wine License Bill were presented
by Mr. Cayley, from Middlesbrough (2), Tees, Tilery, 
Redmire, and Bolton; ...


The Leeds Mercury
Thursday, July 25, 1861



Mr. Serjant WHEELER and Mr. ROBERTS were for the Plaintiff;
Mr. TEMPLE, Q.C., and Mr. JONES for the Defendant.

The plaintiff in this case, Mr. James Cowper, complained of
a trespass and libel committed by the defendant, Mr. John 
Dent.  Mr. Cowper lives with his father, who is a timber 
merchant at Oldham, but until the beginning of the present
year he was a farmer at Redmire in Wensleydale, and he held
his farm under Lord Bolton.  He was also a dealer in timber.
The defendant is an insurance agent living in Wensleydale, 
and he is also the agent of Lord Bolton.  The plaintiff held
the house and farm from 1855 until March last, when his 
tenancy expired.  Before that time the property had been 
held for four generations by his family.  The tenant before
the plaintiff was his father, who, having gone to Oldham, 
his son succeded in the tenancy.  It appeared that some 
misunderstanding had arisen between the plaintiff and the 
defendant in reference to giving up, without notice, some 
part of the farm he held, which the plaintiff objected to do,
which notice was to expire on the 25th of March.  He had a
sale of his effects on the 23rd and 24th of January, after
which he left the key of his house with Christopher Fawcett,
his brother-in-law, of Castle Bolton, and went to Oldham 
on the 1st of February.  He was absent until the 21st of 
March, when he returned to Redmire.  He then found that the
premises in his occupation were in the possession of Mr. Pauli,
who had made, and was making, various alterations.  The 
plaintiff found that his letters and papers he had left in 
the house were missing, and that a letter had been written on
the 1st of March to Fawcett stating that he (the defendant)
understood that he had the key of the plaintiff's house at
Redmire and he should feel obliged if he would let him have
it to view the premises.  He was sorry that he (the plaintiff)
should be so foolish as to commit such wilful and malicious
damage to the premises outside, and he wished to see the 
state of the interior.  This was the libel complained of,
and the trespass was in taking possession of the premises, 
Fawcett having given up the key at Mr. Dent's request.  The 
defendant pleaded not guilty; secondly, the he did what was
complained of by the plaintiff's leave; and thirdly, a 
justification that was written and published in the said
libel was true.

MR. TEMPLE submitted that Lord Bolton had a perfect right, 
by his agent, to ask for the keys to see in what condition
the premises were, and if they were in a state of dilapidation
to propse that a valuation should be made.  The plaintiff
beign absent, and the agent having learnt that the keys had
been left with Mr. Fawcett, he wrote the letter to him which
had been referred to, but if Mr. Dent had known the address,
he would have written to Mr. Cowper himself.  It would be 
shown that early one morning, a few days before the sale, 
the plaintiff was seen cutting down an ivy tree, and tearing
up and destroying the fruit trees in the garden, and it was 
in consequence of the state of the premises that an action 
was brought against the plaintiff in the County Court. 
MR. TEMPLE submitted that the plaintiff could not be entitled
to a verdict, for supposing what was written was a libel, 
it was of the most trumpery description, and was justified 
by the acts of the plaintiff.

Two witnesses were called to prove the damage done to the 
trees, and the plaintiff, his brother, and his wife, were 
then examined to contradict the defendant's witnesses.

The jury, after a brief consultation, found a Verdict for 
the Plaintiff; damages 50 for the trespass and one farthing
for the libel.


The Leeds Mercury
August 31, 1861

Marriage on the 21st inst at West Witton church by Rev. W
Dent, the Rev. Christian Pauli incumbent of Redmire and Bolton
to Anne Thwaite second daughter of the late Rev GC Tomlinson
incumbent of Coverham and Horsehouse and domestic chaplain
to the Lord Bishop of Gibralta and Marquis of Huntley.


The Leeds Mercury
Tuesday, March 11, 1862

TO the FREEHOLDERS and other ELECTORS of the 

GENTLEMEN, Owing to the lamented death of your late member, 
Mr. Cayley, a vacancy has been caused in the representation
of our division of the county of York.

As a Yorkshireman and landowner, born and bred among you, 
I beg to solicit your suffrages to supply that vacancy.

Whilst, as an agriculturalist, I am prepared to support all
useful measures that have for their tendency the promotion 
of the landed interest, I am equally alive to the importance
of removing such burdens as press upon the industry of this
great country--on that great trade which has made England the
great "Mart of the World."

I am anxious to give a general support to the Government of 
Lord Palmerston.  I consider that the firm and enlightened 
policy of the present Government abroad, whilst upholding the
honour of thsi country, saved us from a sanguinary war with
America,--a conflict which would have both fettered our 
commercial enterprise, and inflicted great privation at home.

I am favourable to all such measures of improvement and progress
as the advanced civilization of the times may require.  Though
a sincere member of the Church of England, I am ever desirous
of the utmost freedom for all creeds and sects.

I shall be anxious, during my personal canvas, to tell you, 
individually and collectively, how much I desire the development
of our resources, and the extension of education, founded on 
religion and morality amongst all classes. 

Within the prescribed limits of an address, you must forgive me
for not dwelling more fully on my opinions, but I trust that soon
I shall be able to convince you that they are identical with 
those held by a large majority of you.

	I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, 

	Therp Perrow, Bedale, 1st March 1862.

The following Gentlemen have consented to act on Mr.
Milbank's Committee.



R. Van Straubenezce, Spennithorne, Chairman
Marmaduke Wyvill, Jun., Esq., M.P. Constable Burton, Bedale
J. Pilkington, Esq., M.P., Swinethwaite
Marmaduke Wyvill, Esq., Constable Burton, Bedale
Christopher Other, Esq., Elm House, Leyburn
John Calvert, Esq., Masham
Christopher Clarke, Esq., Thirn
J. Davidson, Esq., Redmire
Thomas Davidson, Esq., Leyburn
M. Dobson, Esq., Leyburn
Thomas Edmundson, Esq., Leyburn
T.M. Fryer, Esq., West Witton
Henry Tetley, Esq., Kilgram Bridge, East Witton
Henry Trumper, Esq., Leyburn


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, October 31, 1862


The return match between eight of the Redmire and eight
of the Ripon Corps took place at the Ripon butts. on 
Wednesday last.  The distances were 200, 500 and 600 yards,
five shots at each distance.  The result was in favor of 
the Redmire Corps.  Subjoined is an account of the scoring:-


                      200 yards   500 yards    600 yards
                     Hits  Pts.   Hits  Pts.   Hits  Pts.

Ensign Wood            5    14     5     15     4    13
Corporal Pearse        5    15     5     16     5    15
   "     J. Harper     4    10     5     10     4    11
   "     W. Dudgeon    5    14     5     12     3    10
Private J. Theakston   3     8     4     13     3     7
   "    H. Theakston   2     5     3      8     2     4
   "    C. Seaman      5    13     5     15     4    10
   "    F. Craven      4     9     0      0     2     5

Total Points                88           89          75


Captain Other          5    12     5     13     4    11
Lieut. Chapman         5    12     4     10     3     7
Sergt. Rutherford      5    12     4     10     3    10
  "    Chapman         5    11     4     10     2     5
  "    Heslop          5    14     5     15     2     5
Private Calvert        4    11     4     13     3     7
  "    Metcalfe        5    14     4      9     3    10
  "    Ryder           5    12     5     15     4     9
Total Points                98           95          64


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, November 14, 1863


RUDD-LAMBERT -- Nov 7th. at Hartwith church, by the Rev. 
J.E. Robson, Charles, son of Mr. Thomas Rudd, of Warsill, 
near Ripley, to Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter of the 
late Mr. Jas. Lambert, of Redmire, near Leyburn.


The Leeds Mercury
Tuesday, March 21, 1865



ELIZABETH PEACOCK (19) was charged with concealing the 
birth of a child, at Redmire on the 5th August last; but
the case broke down before the evidence for the prosecution
was concluded, and a verdict of Not Guilty was recorded.
MR. SIMPSON prosecuted, and the prisoner was defended by 


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, June 10, 1865


GENTLEMEN, Faithful to my pledge, freely given you after the 
late severe contest, I again come forward to assert your 
independence and to claim your support.

As the accepted candidate of the great Liberal party in the 
North Riding, I ask in your name from our political opponents
a fair share in the representation of this division of Yorkshire.
That demand, whilst founded on justice, is tempered by 
moderation.  We are aware that we are numerically stronger on 
the register than our opponents.  It is therefore monstrous
that they should seek to continue a monopoly in this important
and englightened division.

The approaching dissolution of Parliament will give me the 
opportunity of redeeming my pledge, and will enable you to 
record your votes on the side of progress and liberal 

As a landowner, I have naturally at heart the welfare of 
agriculture, but I should be equally desirous of supporting 
all such measures as have their tendancy the development of
our commerce and the removal of imposts that restrict our 

As a free-trader, I should wish to see the Malt Tax abolished,
but the time for the total or partial abolition of this tax
must greatly depend upon the condition of the finances of 
the country.

The question of Reform will doubtless engage the attention of
the new Parliament.  I should be prepared to vote for the 10
franchise in counties and the 5 franchise in boroughs.

I am most anxious to maintain the blessings of peace, and that
we should cease to intermeddle with the affairs of other nations.

As regards our home affairs, I am desirous to encourage local 
government as opposed to a system of centralization.  It is 
from our local self-government we, as a nation, have flourished,
and become so prosperous and free.

I am a sincere member of the Church of England, and as much as
I ernestly desire the removal of all cause of bitterness betwixt
its members and those of different religious persuasions I would
abolish all invidious distinctions and tests; and with regard to
church rates, as I have before said, so I now repeat, that I 
should rejoice if any measure for the due maintenance of those
sacred edifices, reared and bequeathed to us by the piety of our
ancestors, could be adopted that would satisfy reasonable wishes
and views; but failing this, I would say let this vexed question
be at once and for ever removed.

I am opposed to all class legislation; and whilst I would gladly
support every measure calculated to improve the condition - moral
as well as political - of the people, I should steadfastly resist
any attempt to infringe upon the liberty of the subject under 
the guise of philanthropy.

As I shall soon appear among you, and have frequent opportunities
of explaining my opinions on the leading topics of the day, it is
unnecessary for me now to further trespass on your attention.

INDEPENDENT ELECTORS, we are about the enter upon a very severe
contest.  I promse you success if you be united; and further, 
that as long as I enjoy your confidence so long will I persist
in fighting for your independence, till Victory crowns our 

	I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,
		Thorp Perrow, Bedale, 2nd May 1865

The following gentlemen constitute Mr. F.A. Milbank's 
Committee with the power to add to their number:-



Captain Other, Elm House, Redmire, Chairman
Alexander Smith Esq., Spring Bank House, Hawes, Vice-Chairman
James Smith Esq., Hawes
William Whaley Esq., Hawes
J.W. Smith Esq., Hawes
John Whaley Esq., Hawes
Henry Whaley Esq., Hawes
Richard Johnson Esq., Hawes
C.B. Johnson Esq., Hawes
James Willan Esq., Appersett, Hawes
Simon Hunter Esq., Appersett, Hawes
Thomas Stuart Esq., Appersett, Hawes
John Terry Esq., Bainbridge
Ralph Terry Esq., Bainbridge
Richard Cockbone Esq., Bainbridge
John Thwaite Esq., Low Fors
William Hodgson Esq., Stalling Busk
James Hodgson Esq., Borwins
Simon Hodgson Esq., Maratt
James Rutherford Esq., Raydale House
Rev. R. Wood M.A., Woodhall Park, Askrigg
James Thwaite Esq., Nappa Hall, Askrigg
J.P. Addison Esq., Askrigg
James Robinson Esq., Askrigg
William Pearson Esq., Yore Mill, Aysgarth
James Pilkington Esq., M.P., Park-place House, Blackburn and Swinithwaite Hall
John Ewbank Esq., The Temple, West Burton
Robert Ewbank Esq., Warnford Cottage, Thoralby
W.H. Milner Esq., Thoralby
Adam Lodge Esq., Redmire, Buckden
William Lodge Esq., Scarr House, Buckden
Ottiwell Lodge Esq., Scarr House, Buckden



The Preston Guardian etc
Saturday, April 7, 1866


On the 4th inst, at Redmire, John Jackson, of the Bank, 
Ulverston, to Isabel, third daughter of Mr. Blades, of
Redmire, Wensleydale.


The Leeds Mercury
Tuesday, April 10, 1866


JACKSON-BLADES.  April 4th at Redmire, by the Rev. C.
Pauli, Mr. John Jackson, of The Bank, Ulverston, to 
Isabel, third daughter of Mrs. Blades, of Prior House, 
Redmire, Wensleydale.


The Pall Mall Gazette (London)
Wednesday, January 5, 1870

J. Farrar, Redmire, Yorkshire, shopkeeper and miner


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, October 18, 1873

SALMON FISHING IN THE YORE.  During the last week several 
gentlemen resident in Wensleydale have had good sport at 
salmon fishing in the Yore.  Mr. Atkinson of Wood Hall, 
near Askrigg, captured three fish of about 6lbs. each; 
Capt. Chapman one of 10lbs, one 6lbs., and one 5lbs., 
and on Wednesday one of 14lbs; Mr. R. Chapman of Carperby,
during the week has killed a fish of 5lbs., and one of 
6lbs., and on Wednesday rese(?) and hooked a very large one
which broke his tackle.  The Hon. and Rev. T. Orde Powlett
killed a 6lbs. fish on Monday, and on Tuesday captured the 
heaviest fish yet killed.  It weighed 15lbs.  Mr. A. Cradock
of Redmire, during the week caught one of 6lbs., and one of
12lbs., and lost, after a long and exciting struggle, a 
very large one on Wednesday.  Large numbers of fish have 
run up.  It is believed that the fishing would be even better
than it now is if the obstructions at Linton Lock were 
removed.  It is hoped that the subject will be discussed at
the meeting to be held at Leyburn next month.


The Newcastle Courant etc
Friday, May 8, 1874


The new line which the North-Eastern is constructing from 
Leyburn to Hawes will not be finished before 1876.  It is 
only seventeen miles long, and it was commenced last 
December, so it is evident that the line is not likely to 
be spoiled by being pushed too fast.  When completed the 
Hawes branch will have four stations - Keld Head, Redmire,
Aysgarth, and Askrigg - and 100 bridges, all built of 
gritstone save one crossing the Ure before reaching Hawes,
which will be of iron girders, 114 feet span.  There will
be some cuttings through limestone, clay, and gravel, 
averaging 25 feet in depth - one, however, through gravel, 
is 40 feet deep - and extending together two miles and a 
quarter in length.  There will be no tunnels, but a retaining
wall on the side of the Ure beyond Aysgarth for 1,000 yards.
The line passes to the north of Bolton Hall, and runs for a 
mile and a half past the famous Wappa Warren of Lady Mary
Vyner, where are kept the silver grey rabbits for which the
place is famous.  Wensleydale is perturbed by the invasion
of the navvy, and her natives are unable to accommodate
the horny-handed throng; the are, therefore, on several parts
of the line, lodged in temporary huts erected by the 
contractors.  The opening of the line may not bring much 
traffic to the North-Eastern, but it will open up to the 
public a beautiful and secluded dale, and connect the system
of the North-Eastern with that of the Midland.


Northern Echo
Wednesday, November 4, 1874


TINY TRAVELS, by J. Ashby-Sterry, author of "The Shuttlecock
Papers," "Boudoir Bllads, &c. Tinsley, Bros, 1874.

Mr. J. Ashby-Sterry, made a hit with his "Shuttlecock Papers."
He now makes another attempt, which will probably succeed.
His "Tiny Travels," - the title is not a particularly good 
one - are narratives of his excursions in London, in the 
provinces, and in Europe; excursions sometimes not extending
beyond his own room, but sometimes reaching as far as 
Switzerland and Venice.  They are all written in Mr. Ashby-
Sterry's own peculiar style, a style which, although pleasing
enough to some readers, is hateful to those who revel in blue
books and parliamentary returns.  His works are the puff paste,
the whipped cream of literature, very light and very nice, but
neither aiming nor succeeding in taking the place of such 
substantial viands as roast beef and plum pudding, to which 
the travels of Livingstone and Schweinfurth, De Beauvoir and 
Bayard Taylor may fairly be compared.  A severe critic might
abruptly dismiss the book as "a volume of trifles by a trifler,"
but he would not do the author justice.  Mr. Ashby-Sterry writes
on no inconsiderable variety of subjects, from "a wet day at 
Brighton," to "the Pigeons of St. Mark,"but a mere catalogue
of his articles would not convey any idea of his peculiar 
talents.  We therefore shall confine our notice to a single 
article which deals with the North Country - "Off the Rail."
"Off the Rail" is an account of a few days holiday spent by
the author with his friends in the charming retreats of 
Wensleydale.  He commences the story by observing that when he
happened to be at Stockton-on-Tees, he was told that he was just
in time for the races.  He remarks not unnaturally "What the 
people at Stockton want with races I cannot imagine" - a 
difficulty felt by others besides the Tiny Traveller, and on
the proposal of his friend the Friar, he resolves to take a 
bit of a tramp beyond the reach of telegrams, railways, and 
newspapers.  This idyllic land, so near to "high pressure, 
money-making, smoking, manufacturing, blasting, busy" Stockton, 
is Wensleydale, and for that spot, in company with a J.P. who
stands 6ft. 2in. in his stockings, and who knows everyone
in the district, they start by taking a train for Leyburn.
Like many similarly situated travellers, our author wonders
how it is that "when you leave Stockton, whereever you go, it
seems to be a matter of the most importance that you should
first go to Northallerton."  Nor was his experience at that
sleepy little Yorkshire station much more agreeable than that
of the rest of the travelling community.  "After the usual
abominable amount of waiting and dawdling," during which he
discovered that Northallerton Station was only two degrees 
better in summer by daylight than in winter by night, he set
off at a snails pace through Bedale, to the "quaint little
terminus" of Leyburn.  After he recovers from the shock of 
finding two County Courts in a small country town, a recovery
assisted by the "superb ale" of the Bolton Arms, the party 
climb the hill to the Shawl, from whence they enjoy the splendid
view over the valley of the Yore.  The Friar commences making 
bad puns, some of which are too bad to be inflicted upon the 
reader, even when accompanied by such sever censure as is implied
in the chronicling of the fact, that on hearing one, the silver-
grey rabbits of Wappa Warren shuddered with horror!  Descending
from the Shawl, they make tracks across the country, past "the
charming residence" of Capt. Other, to Redmire, a place "neither
rubicund nor muddy."  From thence they retreat in the direction
of another Bolton Arms, where the J.P. becomes the possessor
of a prime Wensleydale cheese, which is "far before either 
Stilton or Cotherstone."  Leaving this "admirable institution,"
they again cross fields en route for Aysgarth.  The stiles receive
due notice for their peculiarity and inconvenience of shape, 
but unfortunately narrow, wedge-shaped stiles are but too common
beyond the boundaries of Wensleydale.  Many about Darlington appear
to have been constructed in order to confine all corpulent men
or crinolined ladies to the turnpike.  On the way to Aysgarth
they pick up the parisk clerk, who used to play the French horn
in the church there, and according to him, the Service of song
generaly loses much by the absence of that rather unusual 
instrument.  "There's nothin' like it," said the parish clerk,
who was also a tailor and whitewasher; "it do sound so 'eavenly
and so mellor."  After visiting Aysgarth Force and the Church,
they pass on to Palmer's flat.  Here they had tea.  What kind
of tea it was our author may tell in his own words:-
  "We had potted trout of the most delicate flavour, boiled 
ham, eggs, cold shoulder of lamb, pigeon pie, Bath chaps, muffins,
tea cakes, toast, and tea.  The whole in the most unlimited 
profusion.  And what do you think we had to pay for this 
glorious banquest?  You will never guess, O cunning reader.
Well, then I will tell you, One and ninepence each!"
It would be an interesting inquiry whether the landlord at 
Palmer's Flat is still prepared to provide as sumptuously for
al comers on the same terms.  If he is, a pilgrimage to Palmer's
Flat will become one of the most popular duties to be performed
by visitors to Wensleydale.  Leaving Palmer's Flat, they set out
along a road so studde with sharp stones, that 'we felt as if
we were walking along a pathway paved with cricketing shoes,
with the spikes uppermost."  They lose their way, and conduct 
themselves in the most free-and-easy fashion with all obstacles
which stand between them and Askrigg.  We fear the farmers in the
Yore Valley would hardly endorse this view of the rights of 
 "It seems to be a general axiom in these parts, you may go 
wherever your legs can carry you.  If there is no stile, you may
jump over the wall.  If you cannot jump over the wall, you 
may kick it down and go through it."
Arriving at last at Askrigg, they put up at the King's Arms, 
which was formerly the mansion of John Pratt, the inventor 
of the systematic book-making, who died in 1785, before book-
makers had reduced the turf to its present level.  At Askrigg
they spent three days, living on the fat of the land at the 
trifling cost of five shillings per day, and then set off via 
Wappa Hall, the Fox and Hounds, Wappa Warren, Carperby, Bolton
Castle, and Redmire, to Leyburn, where they once more regain
the realms of respectability, railways, telegrams, and 
civilization.  There is a shade of melancholy thrown over the
excursion by its postscript to which unfortunately the Northern
Echo is made to contribute.  Quoting our account of the new 
line which the North-Eastern is constructing between Leyburn 
and Hawes, the Tiny Traveller declares "the glory of Wensleydale
is departing, and in a few years time it will probably be 
impossible to get off the rail at any part of England."  Mr.
Ashby-Sterry has not produced a grave volume, brisling with 
facts, and stern with statistics, but he has written a very 
pleasant account of his Tiny Travels, in which although there
is not much that is difficult to remember, there is much that
is easy to read.


Northern Echo
Tuesday, December 8, 1874


At the Richmond Borough Police Court, yesterday, James 
Moore, carrier, of Redmire and Octavius, his son, were
charged by Inspector Joel, of the Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with working two horses
in an unfit state, from wounds under the saddle, on the 9th
of November, at Richmond.  The case not being pressed, was 
dismissed on the elder Moore undertaking to pay the costs
in both cases, 19s. 4d.  


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, May 11, 1878


The otter hunters along the Yore Valley have been greatly
disappointed at the result of the looked-for week with the
Hurworth hounds on this river.  The prognostications of 
rain on Monday were abundantly fulfilled, and on Tuesday 
morning, when the meet was at Masham, the rain was coming
down in a steady downpour, and continued all day, so that
it is not surprising that although the Yore was hunted up
from Burn Foot to COver Bridge, no drag was found, and
hardly was there a cry at all.  On Thursday, Cover Bridge
was the meeting place, and although no otter was found at 
the favourite resort, the Batts, two, if not three, were
cried higher up the river near Bolton Woods, and one which 
was hard pressed turned back upon the hounds, and, dashing
over Redmire Force, got safely out of the way of the hounds
among the crevices of the rocks.  The river was in very bad
condition, being both muddy and dark coloured and cold, and
Mr. Wilkinson, the master, thought that no good would result
from further attempts, and so left on Thursday night.


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, September 27, 1878



Redmire is situated on an acclivity above the Ure.  The 
outlook is extensive, embracing a wide area, with a 
background of moors, woods, and scars.  Right opposite is
Penhill, the principal eminence of this portion of the dale,
its name meaning the round hill.  Its head is rugged, dun
and purple in colour at this season.  The lower slopes are
covered with dense woods.  On the hill-side was a Preceptory
of Knights Templars.  The ruins were discovered by Mr. W.J.
Anderson, then of Swinethwaite Hall.  The walls were laid 
bare, an altar discovered, and stone coffins opened out,
containing the bones of warrior-monks.  Besides these, 
pieces of armour, bits and spurs, and other articles were
turned over by the workmen, clearly showing that the place
had been a cavalry station.  Mr. Anderson was a gentleman
of refined taste.  He was fond of planting.  Many of the 
woods that now form such a beautiful feature of the lower
slopes of Penhill were put in by this gentleman before 
misfortune came upon him and he had to leave the Hall and
the estate that he loved so well and had enriched with no
sparing hand.  Penhill can be readily ascended.  The 
prospect from the top "embraces the borders of Westmorland,
Roseberry Topping, the Hambleton and Cleveland Hills, the 
North Sea, York Minster, and 52 churches."  It may be added
that Wensleydale, Coverdale, Bishopdale, the Vales of Mowbray
and York, and the array of hills to the south, north, east
and west, are visible on such a fine day as this.  The red
deer long ago disappeared, but there were fallow deer on 
Penhill Chase as late as 1844.  On a green mound below
Capple Bank, but high above the dale, is a picturesque 
ruined tower, "erected for the accomodation of the famous
Lavinia Fenton, Duchess of Bolton, the original "Polly"
in Gay's 'Beggars' Opera.'"  The scenery around Redmire 
comprises some of the finest, most varied, and beautiful
in the dale.  The gardens of the village were gay with 
roses and creepers, a conspicuous object being a knarled and
twisted old oak tree of large size.  The ancient chapel of
the Blessed Virgin stands a little out of the village.  It
is Norman, with additions, the south door of the porch 
having at one time been fine, but the whole place is going
to decay, and is in a sad state of dilapidation.  The chapel
is very small.  The walls inside are plastered with whitewash,
the benches are rude and motheaten, but Nature has clothed
the exterior with ivy and creepers, a coneaster, crowded 
with red berries, clinging round the tumble-down old porch.
The views from this old chapel are grand, with the massive
towers of Bolton Castle on one hand, the woods and scars of
Scarth-Nick and Leyburn Shawl on the other, a panorama of
the dale in front, surpassingly beautiful, and the roar of
Aysgarth Force heard distinctly.  A colony of rooks, several
hundred in number, were holding a grand council in a rocky 
field on the edge of the moor, rising occasionally in great
flocks, and soaring in the bue sky with loud "caws" before 
departing to their respective rookeries.  Three miles 
separate Redmire from Wensley.  This is one of the loveliest
bits of country conceivable, sloping down to the Ure.  For 
the greater part of the distance the road is through the noble
woods of Bolton Hall, approaching and receding from the river.
In the park are fine old oaks and hollies, and some of the elms
and ashes are colossal.  Bolton Hall is a large, plain mansion,
erected about 1678 by the Marquis of Winchester, afterwards 
Duke of Bolton, "situated in one of the most beautiful, 
picturesque, and romantic valleys in England.  THe prospects
which it commands of mountain, river, cliff, and vale are of
the most enchanting description.  The gardens and pleasure 
grounds are extensive, contain a great variety of roses, and
in Bolton Woods are splendid trees."  The DUke of Bolton is 
a large landowner hereabouts.  The carriage drive leads direct
into the village of Wensley, and is adorned with a handsome
modern lodge and entrace gates.


The Leeds Mercury
Wednesday, April 16, 1879


A quarterly meeting of this body was held yesterday, at 
the Black Swan Hotel, Bedale, when the matter for discussion
was the Valuation Bill.  Before that matter was reached, 
Mr. Thos. Other, of Redmire, was elected a member of the 
Chambler, and 2 2s. was voted to the funds of the local 
taxation committee.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, June 7, 1879


On Saturday and Monday the Hurworth Otter Hounds, in 
charge of Mr. Wilkinson, the Master, tried the waters of 
the Yore.  Beginning at Burn Foot, near Masham, on Saturday
morning, they hunted up to near Kilgram Bridge.  When in 
Squirrel Deep, a short distance below the bridge, they 
suddently came upon a fine otter.  Up to this time there
had been little sport, not even a good drag in any part of
the distance, and although the beast was killed after about
two hours hunting, there was not much excitement.  The 
difficulties of the banks prevent a good hunt in this 
deep.  He was a full-grown dog otter, of about 20lb.  Meeting
at Cover Bridge, on Monday morning, they got a drag from 
the Batts up the river to near Redmire Force and when they 
seemed to have found the otter under a byle, vigorous 
exertions were made to dig him out, but they were of no avail,
and although nearly five hours were so occupied, the attempt
was given up as hopeless.  On neither day was there a large
gathering of huntsmen although the weather was favourable, and
the water fairly good.


Northern Echo
Tuesday, September 30, 1879

BEDALE - KILLED IN A GRAVEL PIT - Yesterday Dr. Walton, 
county coroner, held an inquest at the King's Head Inn, 
Redmire, to inquire into the cause of death of Thomas
Cantrell, aged sixty-seven years.  On Saturday the 
deceased was working in a gravel pit near to Bolton Hall,
getting gravel, when a large quantity fell upon him.
The earth was removed off him as soon as possible, but
when taken out he was quite dead.  Verdict "Accidentaly


The Newcastle Courant etc
Friday, December 5, 1879



When Bolton Castle was in its splendour the town of Redmire
would be a more important place than it is to-day, a poor-
looking village.  That there was once a market is shown in
the remnant of an old market cross or rather of its base, 
which looks like a stack bottom in a corner, probably once 
in the middle, of the village green, for it is surprising
how the open spaces in towns, great and small, have been
encroached upon from time to time.  Some of the houses are
very old, and very few can claim any kind of relationship 
in design or size.  Still more curious is the church; but 
this is over a mile distant from the village.  The structure
appears to have been built before ecclesiastical architecture
was studied in the valley; for it has a barn-like appearance,
and is not unlike the old church at Witton-le-Wear.  Redmire
is supposed to have derived its name from a mineral spring
which existed there until recently, but is supposed to have
been drawn off by the lead mines, which give employment to a
large number of the villagers.  We may not find peasant 
proprietors, but there are many peasant farmers in this 
locality who divide their time between mining and dairy 
farming on a small scale.  Redmire rejoices in having a town
hall as well as a railway station.  The former is not a very 
imposing building, and was originally built as a drill hall, 
while the other is approached by a private road.  Like Aysgarth,
Askrigg, and Middleham, Redmire is one of the finished towns
in the valley.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, June 26, 1880

The Middleham Wesleyan Methodist circuit festival was 
held in the Town Hall at Redmire on Thursday last.
The Rev. Charles Garrett, of Liverpool, was one of
the speakers.


The Newcastle Courant etc 
Friday, November 5, 1880


On the north bank of Wensleydale, just above Redmire, 
stands an old castle in ruins.  Originally it must have 
been not unlike Lumley Castle, near Chester-le-Street.
It is not easily seen from the railway, where here runs 
through a cutting and if you wish to get a glimpse of it, 
you must stand up in the carriage and look northwards in
going from or coming to Redmire station.  This gloomy 
looking quadrangular building, with a square tower at 
each corner, was the home of the Scropes, one of whom in 
building it expended in eighteen years 12,000, and it must
have that time have been one of the greatest inhabited houses
in the valley, for from east to west it is from 125ft. to 
130ft., and from north to south over 180ft., while its four
towers were little short of 100 ft. in height.

The builder was Richard, Lord Scrope, the successor of 
Henry Scrope, the founder of the family, or rather of the 
peerage, who lived in the reigns of Edward II and Edward 
III.  He was one of the Justices of Common Pleas, and was
made Chief Justice of the King's Bench.  In his own career
he illustrated the ups and downs of the future of his family.
For political reasons, he was removed from the Chief 
Justiceship to that of Puisne Justice of the Court of Common
Please; but in three years time was reinstated to his former

His successor, Richard, who built Bolton Castle, rose still
higher, for he became Chancellor of England, and Keeper of 
the Great Seal.  Richard II, granted his license to Richard 
le Scrope to found a chantry of six chaplains in this castle.
According to Leland, the timber used in building this castle
was brought from the forest of Ingleby in CUmberland, whence 
it was conveyed by draughts of oxen.  Misfortune soon overtook
the family, however, for the Chancellor's son, who became 
Archbishop of York, was mixed up in the Wars of the Rosesm
and was beheaded.

That the Scropes were at Flodden we are reminded by Sir 
Walter Scott, who says in "Marmion" that with Lord Scrope of
Bolton -- 
	With him did wend all Wensleydale,
	 From Morton unto Mosdale Moor;
	All they that dwelt by the banks of Swale,
	 With him were bent on harness store.
The author of "Marmion" had a surprising knowledge of the 
topography of the North of England, for in this poem he shows
that he must have gone over the whole of the ground.  He says-
	From Wensleydale warlike wights did wend;
	 From Bishopdale went bowmen bold;
	From Coverdale to Cotter End,
	 And all to Kidsden Causeway cold.
	From Mallerstang to Middleham,
	 And all from Marske to Melmerby,
	And all that climb to Mountain Cam,
	 Whose crown from frost is seldom free;
	When lusty lads, and large of length, 
	 Which dwelt on Semerwater side, 
	All Richmondshire, its total strength,
	 The valiant Scrop did lead and guide.
Mary Queen of Scots was confined in the Castle in 1568.  Her 
name, until lately, inscribed by herself, appeared on a pane of
glass in the window of the room of her confinement.  She effected
her escape from Bolton, so Queen Elizabeth caused her to be
removed to Titbury Castle, where she was committed to the care
of the Earl of Shrewsbury.  This Lord Scrope was brother-in-law
to the Duke of Norfolk, who formed the design of mounting the 
throne by marrying Mary, and this is believed to be the reason
why Elizabeth changed the place of confinement.

After the downfall of the Nevilles, and Middleham Castle fell
into decay, the Scropes were the leading family in Wensleydale,
and how they married and intermarried with great families, may
be read on the heraldic escutcheons which adorn the exterior
walls of Wensley church.  That they should stand for Church and
King in the wars with the Parliament was natural enough, and 
Bolton Castle was for a time bravely held against Cromwell's
forces.  The place was not built to repel artillery, for there
is higher ground to the north; still it not only had what the 
strong castle at Skipton never possessed - a good supply of
water within the walls - but the supply was so contrived that
the mouth of the well was on an upper floor, so that it could
be used in the event of the lower portion of the building 
beting set on fire or falling into the hands of an enemy.  
Notwithstanding this and other contrivances for repelling 
assault, the castle was surrendered in 1645 and the thirteenth
Lord Scrope, who was also Earl of Sunderland, was its last 
occupant, the building being then dismantled by order of 
Parliament.  Not only was he last occupant of the castle, but
with him the earldom became extinct.  He had a son and three
daughters by his cook, Martha Sandford, but the son died when 
young.  Th eldest daughter married Charles Powlett, Marquess
of Winchelsea, who came into the Wensleydale property, and 
was created Duke of Bolton, an eccentric man, who in his time
was credited with various oddities.

Of Dukes of Bolton there were six.  The daughter of the fifth
married Thomas Orde, a Northumberland squire, who on the death
of the sixth duke, inherited the estates through his wife, 
changed his name to Powlett, and was created Baron Bolton in 
1797.  The present peer is the grandson of the first Baron 
Bolton, and resides at Bolton Hall, a handsome edifice which
stands nearly in the centre of Wensleydale, about two miles
distant from Bolton Castle, and was built by the Marquess of 
Winchelsea in 1678.


Manchester Times
Saturday, April 30, 1881


HORN-KAY.  On the 27th inst. at All Saints' by the Rev.
Dr. Burton, William Thomas, only son of the late George
Horn of Redmire, Wensleydale, to Isabella Emily, second 
daughter of the late Joseph Alfred Kay of this city.


Manchester Times
Saturday, May 21, 1881


ROBINSON-URWIN.  On the 18th inst. at St. Matthew's
Church, Leyburn, by the Rev. A. Whiteside, William 
Henry Robinson, of Redmire, Bedale, Yorkshire, to 
Lucy A. Urwin, second daughter of the late William 
Urwin, of East Field House, Bedale.


Northern Echo 
Wednesday, June 8, 1881

LEYBURN RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.  Yesterday, the annual competition
of the members of the Leyburn Corps took place at their 
range at Redmire, to decide who should represent the company
in the Queen's Prize at Wimbledon this year.  After some good
shooting, Private J. Cockburn, Colour-Sergeant Smurthwaite, 
and Sergeant Winn were declared the representatives.


The Hull Packet and East Riding Times
Friday, August 5, 1881


SHEEP (Local Prizes) - Mr. Robert Hutchinson, Castle Bank, 
Redmire, Bedale;  Mr George Brown, Troutbeck, Windermere.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, August 20, 1881



On Wednesday, August 24th, at 7.0 a.m., to JERVAULX (for
Jervaulx Abbey), LEYBURN (for Middleham Castle &c.), 
REDMIRE (for Bolton Castle), AYSGARTH (for Aysgarth 
Force, Choral Festival), and HAWES (for Hardraw Scar).
Fare 2s. 6d.


The Leeds Mercury
Monday, September 5, 1881

LEYBURN RIFLE PRIZE SHOOTING - On Saturday the annual prize
competition in connection with the "A" Company of the North
York Rifle Volunteers took place, at the Redmire range, 
near to Castle Bolton.  The prizes consisted of a sum of 
money, given by Captain Sanday.  The conditions were ten 
shots at 200 and 300 yards, Hythe targets and position.
The following is the result :-  Private John Cockburn, 64
points, 2 15s.;  Sergeant F. Winn, 60, 1 15s.; Corporal
J. Winsby, 58, 1; Sergeant W. Winsby, 57, 15s; Sergeant 
J. Smurthwaite, 54, 10s.; Corporal Dinsdale, 54, 7s 6d.; 
Private Charles Wood, 54, 7s 6d;  Sergeant Chapman, 54, 5s;
Corporal Whitwell, 51, 5s.; Private A. Horn, 50, 5s; Private
John Coulton, 44, 5s.  The scores are only small, owing no 
doubt to the state of the weather, rain falling all day.


Liverpool Mercury etc
Tuesday, March 14, 1882


CALVERT - Feb 28, at the Elephant, Victoria-road, 
Seacombe, aged 39, Henry Calvert, late of Redmire, Yorkshire.


The Leeds Mercury
Thursday, April 13, 1882

FUNERAL OF MR. OTHER.  The remains of the late Mr. Thos.
William Other, of Elm House, near Redmire, were placed in
the family vault in Redmire Church on Tuesday.  The deceased
was thirty-eight years of age, and had for some time past
been staying at Exmouth for the benefit of his health.  His
remains were conveyed by a special train from Northallerton
and reached Elm House at half-past twelve on Sunday.  The 
Rev. C.A.M. Pauli (the Vicar) performed the funeral service
in the presence of a large congregation.  The family has 
considerable property at Redmire, and the father of the 
deceased being one of the largest landowners in Wensleydale,
nearly every household at Redmire was represented at the 


Northern Echo
Saturday, August 26, 1882


This old-established society held its twenty-second show
yesterday in a field at Masham, in the rear of the King's 
Head Hotel, owned by the landlord, Mr. Stickland. 


Cattle and Sheep - Mr. Hutchinson, Castle Bank, Redmire;
  Mr. Pickard, Thoresby, Redmire.


The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), 
Tuesday, January 30, 1883


The gale which commenced on Thursday night last, has 
continued except for very short intervals since, and the 
rainfall having been excessive in various localities, 
great damage had been caused, not only by the gale, but 
by flooding.  In the Birmingham district thousands of acres
of land are submerged, and in other neighbourhoods stretches
of land, miles in extent, are submerged.  A bridge on the 
North-Eastern Railway at Redmire has been washed away, and 
the bridge which spanned the Calder near Dewsbury has shared 
a similar fate.  A number of shipwrecks are reported, and 
some loss of life.  An heroic act was performed by Jessie Ace, 
daughter of the Mumbles lighthouse keeper, during the wreck
of the lifeboat on Saturday.  The girl and her sister 
improvised a rope out of their shawls which they threw to a
drowning seaman.  It proved, however, too short; and Jessie
Ace then jumped into the waves and succeded in rescuing him.
George Jenkins, one of the lifeboat crew, who has both legs
broken, if not expected to recover.


Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), 
Sunday, February 4, 1883



A bridge on the North-Eastern Railway at Redmire has been
washed away, stopping traffic between Northallerton and 
Hawes Junction.


Northern Echo
Monday, February 11, 1884


NORTH-OTHER.  Feb 6, at St. Paul's Church, Clifton,
Walter North, of Leeds, solicitor, to Frances Taylor
Other, of Elm House, Redmire, Bedale.


The Leeds Mercury
Thursday, June 26, 1884

[Classified Ad]

APARTMENTS.  People visiting Wensleydale can have 
SITTING-ROOM and BEDROOM, at Redmire on reasonable 
terms.  James Dinsdale, Redmire Mill, Bedale, Wensleydale.


Northern Echo
Thursday, August 7, 1884  (repeated August 8th)

[Classified Ad - Apartments to Let]

WENSLEYDALE.  SITTING and BED ROOM, ten minutes walk from
Redmire Station; two bedrooms if required; terms reasonable.
James Dinsdale, Mill Farm, Redmire, via Bedale, Wensleydale.


Northern Echo
Thursday, July 30, 1885

[Classified Ad - Apartments to Let]

WENSLEYDALE.  SITTING and 1 or 2 BED ROOMS at Farmhouse, 
ten minutes from Station. James Dinsdale, Mill Farm, Redmire, 
via Bedale.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, May 22, 1886


On Saturday, May 29th, at 12.50pm, for LEYBURN (for Leyburn
Shawl and Middleham Castle), REDMIRE (for Bolton Castle),
ASYGARTH (for the falls of the Yore), ASKRIGG (for Mill Gill
Force), and HAWES (for the Hardraw Force).  Fares, to Leyburn,
Redmire, Aysgarth, and Askrigg, 1s 6d; to Hawes 2s.


Northern Echo
Thursday, June 3, 1886

[Classified Ad - Apartments to Let]

Jas. Dinsdale, Mill Farm, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Thursday, June 15, 1886 (repeated June 28th; July 5th, 12th,
19th, 22nd; August 12th, 14th, 20th, 24th,)

[Classified Ad - Hotels and Hydropathics]

REDMIRE - Thompson's BOLTON ARMS, centrally situated in 
Wensleydale.  Close to Railway Station, Bolton Castle, 
Redmire Force, and Bolton Hall Woods.


The Leeds Mercury 
Tuesday, September 28, 1886


Yesterday, Messrs. John E. Atkinson and Graves, by 
instructions from Mr. Christopher Other, of Coverham Abbey,
who is giving up farming, disposed of the whole of his 
valuable stock of pure-bred shorthorns and sheep.  Despite
severe weather some hundreds of the agricultural gentry
of Wensleydale, Swaldedale, and Coverdale were present.
For the sheep there was some very spirited bidding.  The 
twice crossed lambs realised up to 38s each, the half-bred
lambs to 36s., the half-bred shearlings to 41s., half-bred
ewes from two to four shear to 50s. each, the Scotch ewes
from two to four shear to 48 6d., the Scotch ewes two 
shear up to 37s., and the Leicester tups up to 107s 6d.
per head, the main buyers being Messrs. J. Lambert, C. 
Fawcett, J. Trotter, B. Hodgson, Spensley, Styan, R. Plews,
A. King, Verity, and Horner.  The cattle were next brought
into the arena, and of these the spring calving cows ranged
at various prices from 20 to 26 guineas, young calves 3 
guineas, geld heifers 16 guineas, shorthorn bullocks 11 to 
12 guineas, shorthorn calves from six to nine months 6 to 
8 guineas.  The main buyers were Mr. A. Thompson, Mr. John
Chapman, West Bilton; Mr. F. Bates, Tupgill; Mr. C. Willis,
Carperby; Mr. D. Peacock, Mr. H. King, Redmire; Mr. James 
Ridley.  The shorthorn heifers realised from 16 to 20 
guineas, and Irish heifers made from 13 to 16 per head.


The Leeds Mercury
Monday, January 3, 1887


On Saturday a concert was given in the Town Hall, Redmire. 
There was a good attendance.  Solos, duets, and instrumental
pieces formed a very attractive program, which was rendered
by the following :- Miss Pratt, Miss A. Pratt, Miss Place,
Mrs. Sarginson, and Messrs. Pratt, J. Pratt, T. Pratt, 
G. Pratt, Raw, and Guy.  The Low Row Choir and String Band
also took part in the performance.


Northern Echo
Monday, August 8, 1887

[Classified - Apartments to Let]

WENSLEYDALE - 1 to 3 Bedrooms, Sitting Room.  
Mill Farm, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Saturday, September 24, 1887

Redmire Feast commences on Monday next.  The villagers
are busy with the usual preparations.


Northern Echo
Saturday, February 4, 1888

dreadful case of a woman being attacked by a dog took 
place at Redmire in Wensleydale.  As a woman named Ann
Hird was proceeding up the village street she was suddenly
attacked by a ferocious dog, which flew at her throat.  She
warded off the attack with her arm, but the animal then 
seized hold of her by the arm, biting a piece clean out.
The dog was then drawn off and secured.  The woman was 
attended by Dr. Metcalfe's assistant, who cauterised the 
wound, and she is now going on well.  The dog, which 
belonged to a labourer named Henry Batty, has been ordered
to be destroyed.


Northern Echo
Friday, April 20, 1888

yesterday, John Stringer Calvert, farmer, sued Ralph 
Cantrell, of Redmire, to recover 5 5s damages caused by
cattle straying, and there was a counter-claim of 5 5s
for damages also caused by cattle straying.  After a 
lengthy hearing, His Honour found for plaintiff for the 
amount claimed, with costs, and allowed 1 1s on the


Northern Echo
Friday, May 18, 1888

VISITATION AT AYSGARTH -- Yesterday, the Venerable Archdeacon
Cust, Archdeacon of Richmond, held his annual visitation in
the newly-restored church at Aysgarth.  A large number of 
clergy attended, those present being Revs. J.G. Beresford, 
Bedale; J.G.B. Knight, Middleham; T.M. Raven, Crakehall;
C. Pinch, Hardraw; G.P. Harris, Hawes; J.P. Nicholson, 
Muker with Balderstone, Stallingbuck; W. Whalley, West Witton;
C.A.M. Pauli, Bolton-cum-Redmire; R.W. Taylor, Melbecks;
C.E. Wyvill, Spennithorne; F.W. Stow, Aysgarth; W. Dennison,
Leeming; G. Carr, Ainderby; W.F. Peart, Thornton Steward; 
J. Thomas, Middleham; A. Kelly, Wensley; and G. Pattison, 
Leyburn.  The prayers were read by the Rev. F.W. Stow, vicar
of Aysgarth, after which the Archdeacon Cust delivered his 
usual visitation charge to the clergy.  The organ was 
presided over by Mr. Davies.


The Leeds Mercury
Monday, May 28, 1888

[Classified ad - Housekeepers, companions &c. Want Places]

LADY desires situation as HOUSEKEEPER to widower with 
children.  Highest references.  Pearson, Post-office, 
Redmire, Bedale.


Northern Echo
Wednesday, January 16, 1889


LEYBURN -- James Joseph Maclaren, barrister-at-law, 
Constable Burton, proposed by the Rev. J.H. Phillips, 
Leyburn, seconded by Jno. Ralph Milner, Leyburn; also 
proposed by the Rev. Henry Dawson Moor, Hornby, seconded
by Alfred Smith, Cote House, Hunton; also nominated by
William Atkinson, Patrick Brompton, seconded by the Rev.
John Thompson, Patrick Brompton.  Hon. William Thos. 
Orde-Powlett, Wensley Hall, J.P., proposed by Wm. Styan, 
and seconded by John Carter Campbell, Leyburn; also 
nominated by Metcalfe Spensley, Castle Bank, Bolton, and
seconded by James King, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Friday, September 27, 1889

MUSIC AT REDMIRE -- A service of song entitled "Little 
Minnie," was capitally rendered in the Town Hall, Redmire,
last night, by the Wesleyan Choir.  Mr. Dent, of Leyburn,
gave the connective readings.


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, May 23, 1890

It is a pity that the visitors to the Dairy Conference will
have to divide in making excursions; but there are so many 
places of interest and beauty to visit that the local 
committee insisted on the need of dividing.  To a stranger it
is difficult to decide which route he will choose, and every 
one who proposes to attend the Conference is asked to decide
at once.  On Wednesday, June 11th, for example, No. 1 party
will drive to East Witton, inspect dairy and mixed farms on
the Jervaulx estate, and see the Abbey itself.  No. 2 party
will go via Wensley to Bolton Hall, to inspect Lord Bolton's
cattle; thence through Bolton Hall Woods to Redmire, to see
Messrs. Pickard's, Walker's, and Spensley's herds; and on to 
Capperby, to see several small cheese dairies.  No. 3 party
will accompany No. 2 to Bolton Hall, and then will proceed 
to Mr. Styan's farm at Mount Park, to inspect a cheese dairy
and a herd; thence to West Witton, to inspect the dairies 
and herds of Messrs. James and Graham; on to Temple, where 
Mr. Ewbank's dairy will be seen; then to Mr. King's farm at
Elgley; and lastly to Aysgarth Force.  All three parties go
on to Darlington at night.  How is a bewildered stranger to
choose out of so inviting a programme?  On the next day there
will be no fewer than five separate parties; but the Cotterstone
cheese district "takes the cake" in this case, as far as a 
stranger can judge. 


Northern Echo
Saturday, June 28, 1890

At Leyburn Police Court yesterday, J. Swales was fined 15s, 
including costs, for being drunk on the 6th inst.  J. Ruecroft,
Redmire, for an assault on J.S. Calvert, was fined 5, including
costs, and bound over in a like sum to keep the peace.  G.
Coates was charged with allowing his wife to become chargeable
to the Bainbridge Union, and he was fined 4 2s, including 
costs, or a month.  Prisoner exclaimed he "would do a month."
H. Games, of Hunton, was fined 2 and given a month to pay it
in, for neglecting his three children.  Mr Teale prosecuted
on behalf of the S.P.C.C.  Prisoner had left the children 
starving in the house, and they had not been to school in 
three years because they were so filthy that the schoolmaster
objected to them.


Northern Echo
Tuesday, May 19, 1891

LEYBURN AND DISTRICT -- Leyburn Brass Band played selections
on the Shawl.  At Middleham the Primitives held their Sunday
School anniversary.  A tea was given and a public meeting 
held.  At Redmire a sale of plain, fancy, and ornamental 
work was also held, and a tea provided, followed by a lecture
on "General Gordon."  The Askrigg Band of Hope also held 
their anniversary.


Northern Echo
Tuesday, March 29, 1892


Agglethorpe - John Swales.  Akebar - R. Stirke.  Arrathorne -
B. Hodgson.  Barden - J. Hird.  Caldbridge - T. Pickard. 
Carlton - T. Geldart.  Carlton High - J. Stubbs.  Castle 
Bolton - H. Moss.  Constable Burton - W.P. Fenwick.  Ellentons -
M. Wood.  Ellingstring - W. Rutter.  Fearby - C.J. Mudd. 
Finghall - R. Metcalfe.  Garviston - J. Siddell.  Harmby - 
C. Brown.  Hauxwell East - F. Slater.  Hauxwell West - J. 
Daykin.  Healy - G. Simpson.  Hornby - J. Smith.  Hunton - 
F. Smith.  Hutton Hang - W. Pease.  Leyburn (2) - W. Heslop
and W. Styan.  Melmerby - A. Mudd.  Middleham - T. Swales 
and M.D. Peacock.  Newton - W. Fall.  Patrick Brompton - 
T. Robinson.  Preston - C. Willes.  Redmire - H. King. 
Scrafton West - T. Horner.  Spennithorne - B.J. Hodgson.
Thornton Steward - Jos. Ridley.  Wensley - T. Styan.  
Witton East (In) - J. Croft.  Witton East (Out) - O. Thompson.
Witton West - R. Ewbank.


Northern Echo
Wednesday, April 20, 1892 (repeated April 22nd)

[Classified Ad - Sitations, &c. Vacant]

GENERAL Servant Wanted at May Term; one that can milk
preferred - Apply to John Cain, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Friday, July 8, 1892


On Thursday, Mr. G. Newby Watson, the returning officer, sat
at Richmond Town Hall to receive nominations for the division.
Only two gentlemen were nominated - Mr. Edmund Russborough 
Turton (L) nine times and Mr. George William Elliot (C) 
seven, though three of the latter nominations were rejected 
by the returning officer because they were not handed in by 
the proposer or seconder.  Two of the remaining four were 
Unionist nominations.  Mr. Turton rode into the town and 
entered the Town Hall at a quarter to one.  Mr. Elliott did 
not put in an appearance.  The proceedings passed off very 
quietly.  The election will take place next Wednesday, but 
the poll will not be declared until about noon the following
day.  Appended are the nominations :-

EDMUND RUSSBOROUGH TURTON :- (1) Proposer, Simon Thomas
Scrope, Danby Hall.  Seconder, Frederick Acclom Millbank, 
Thorpe Perrow.  Supporters William Hobson, Langthorne, 
Bedale; Alfred Smith, Cote House Hunton; William Cannon, 
Leyburn; John Walker, Northallerton; William Heath, 
Northallerton; John Bell, Richmond; George Parkinson, 
Richmond; Bernard McGuinness, Richmond.  (2) Proposer, 
Samuel Rowlandson, Newton Morrell.  Seconder, Edward Hall, 
Barton.  Supporters, John Robinson, Bellerby; Francis Pinkney
Slater, East Hauxwell; Benjamin Sayer, Scotton; Thomas Martin,
Park Hall, Healaugh; Wm. Hodgson, Marrick; Thomas Metcalfe,
Marrick; David Raw Stringer Calvert, Redmire; Stephen Luck,
Ravensworth.  (3) Proposer, Rev. Thomas Witham, Lartington.
Seconder, Robert Arrowsmith, Barnard Castle.  Supporters, 
Ferdinand Raine, Little Hutton; John Hutchinson, Bowes; 
Wm. Hutchinson, Pry Rigg; John Wm. White, North Field; 
John Howson, Lendings; James Harris, Barnard Castle; Thos.
Reah, Lartington; Thomas Boddy, Lartington.  (4) Proposer, 
James Todd, Barningham; seconder, John Geo. Brass, Barnard
Castle.  Supporters, Mark Anderson, Barningham; Benjamin
Darwin, Dalton; Hezekiah Birtwhistle, Barningham; Thomas 
Chipchase, Cotherston; Thomas Heslop, Cotherston; Wm. Kipling,
Cotherston; James Andrew, Cotherston; Robert George Jackson,
Cotherston.  (5) Proposer James Cooke, Richmond; seconder
Wm. Hauxwell, Richmond.  Supporters Christopher C. Denham, 
Richmond; Thomas Chapman Denham, Richmond; William Shaw,
Richmond; William Sherrif, Richmond; Albert Howard, Richmond;
George Pybus, Richmond; Samuel Bainbridge, Richmond; Sidney
Robinson, Richmond.  (6) Proposer, Abraham Bowerman Kernot, 
Reeth; seconder, James Harker, West Stonedale.  Supporters
George Dougill, Gunnerside; James Thwaites, Gunnerside; 
William Buxton, Gunnerside; James Alderson, Gunnerside; 
Richard Rutter, Gunnerside; George Peacock, Richmond; 
Ingham Riley, Richmond; Charles Todd, Richdmond.  (7) 
Proposer, Wm. Appleton, Northallerton; seconder, Thomas 
Wetherell, Jun., Northallerton.  Supporters, Joseph Wetherell,
Thos. Cansfield, Chas. Ford, John Winn, Edward Hunter, Walter
Hall, Robt. Robertson, and Thos. Sturdy, all of Northallerton.
Proposed by George S. Harrison, Sandford House.  Seconded 
Joseph Metcalfe, Reeth.  Supporters Joseph Postgate, Reeth;
Thomas Peacock, Richmond; George Jackson, Richmond; 
Christopher Barker, Richmond; Peter Stevenson, Richmond; 
Christopher Hodgson, Richmond; Wm. Lumley, Richmond; 
Newis Benson, Richmond.  Proposer, James Guthrie, Northallerton,
Seconder Benjamin Wilford, Northallerton.  Supporters, Henry
Fairburn, Hutton Bonville; Albert Smith, Ainderby Myers; John
Wm. Parsons, Northallerton; Francis Heugh, Romanby; John Hird,
Northallerton; Samuel Jackson, Northallerton; John Lister, 

GEORGE WILLIAM ELLIOT - (1) Proposed by Christopher Cradock,
Hartforth Hall.  Seconded by Geo. Roper, The Grover, Richmond.
Assentors, Howell Williams, Edward Mason, Charles Grey Tate,
Charles M. Newcomen, John Smurthwaite, all of Richmond; Walter
Cecil Carpenter, Kiplin; James Francis Fraser, Richmond; and
Chas. Marr, St. Trinian's Hall.  (2) Proposed by Charles 
Lambert, and seconded by John Robert Newman, and supported by
Thomas Bland Shaw, James Thwaites, Christopher Scott Sanderson,
John McKay, William Sanderson Jun., Robert Hearfield, Wm. 
Jackson, John James Kinchin.

LIBERAL UNIONIST NOMINATIONS - (1) Proposed by John Edmund
Backhouse, The Rookery, Middleton Tyas, seconded by John 
Spence, carrier, Reeth, and assented to by John Barker, William
Peacock, William Pedley, John Ralph Spensley, James Close, and
G. William Robinson, The Hill House, all of Reeth; Nathan Hall
and Simon Cherry, of Fremington.  (2) Proposed by John Charles
Dundas, seconded by Rev. W. Danks; assentors William Stobart,
Pepper Arden Hall, James Thompson McCullock, J.J. Maclaren, 
Constable Burton; William Pierece Evans, George Brand, 
Christopher Coates, Cleasby; John Allinson, Richmond;  Geo. 
Ashton, St. Martins.

REJECTED NOMINATIONS - (1) Proposed by Henry Monson de la 
Poer Beresford Peirse, Bedale Hall, seconded by John Swinbank,
Bedale.  Assentors, Thomas Linscott, Bedale; John Fothergill
Mickle, Aiskew; George Anderson, Aiskew; Thomas Wake, Bedale;
John Megson, Bedale; Geo. Robert Pybus, Bedale; Thomas Horner, 
Bedale; Wm. Nicholson, Bedale.  (2) Proposed by John Hutton, 
Solberge, Northallerton, seconded by Nathaniel Russell, and 
supported by Moulding Walmsley, John Oxendale, Chas. Denton
Smith, John Armstrong, E.H. Smith, Joseph Johnson, Bartholomew
Lumley, Walter Stead, and J.A. Hutchinson, all of Northallerton.
(3) Proposed by Wm. Hunter Tomlinson, Aysgarth, seconded by
James Clarkson Winn, and supported by Chris. Whaley, Askrigg;
Thomas Robt. Lodge, Askrigg; Septimus Sadler, West Burton;
Thos F. King, West Witton; Wm. Robinson King, West BUrton;
Wm. L. Bankes, Stockdale Thompson, and Timothy Spensley.

Mr. Turton has his central committee-rooms immediately in 
front of the Town Hall.  The population of the division is
54,450, and the registered number of voters is 13,273.  In 
1885 Sir F.A. Milbank polled 4,869, against Mr. G.W. Elliot
4,320; majority 549.  In 1886, Mr. G.W. Elliot polled 4,810,
Mr. E.R. Turton 3,815; majority 995.


The Newcastle Weekly Courant 
Saturday, July 22, 1893


On THURSDAY, 27th July, from NEWCASTLE to HAWES &c. at
7.45am (with bookings from TYNEMOUTH, NORTH and SOUTH 
from Hawes at 5.50pm the same day.

Fares from Newcastle :-

To Leyburn   3s 0d
To Redmire, Aysgarth, Askrigg, and Hawes  3s 6d


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, September 1, 1893

The railway companies have caught the spirit of the times.
No source of revenue is now disregarded.  The rapid growth
of the holiday traffic has shown them that there is an eager
popular desire for change of scene, and now every unfrequented
nook and corner along our various railway systems having rural
atractions are being brought under public notice.  Here is
the latest effort of the kind.  The Lancashire and Yorkshire
Company are desirous of making more of the Lancashire people
acquainted with the scenery of the Yorkshire dales, and for
that purpose an excursion is about to be run from Manchester
to what is described as "The Beautiful Vale of Eden and 
Wensleydale."  Ribblehead, Hawes, Askrigg, Aysgarth, Redmire,
Wensley, and Leyburn are included in the district which the 
company propose to invade, and it will be strange if visitors
are not delighted with their jaunt, and grateful for the 
opportunity of seeing what is a very beautiful country.


Northern Echo 
Monday, September 11, 1893


The twenty-fifth annual show of the Bowes Agricultural 
Society took place Saturday, and was largely attended.
The entried numbered 333, which showed a decrease of 10
on the number of last year; but the exhibits all round 
were excellent, especially in the section for sheep.
During the afternoon the Mickleton Brass Band played an
excellent programme of selections. 



DOGS - Sheep dog or bitch, rough coated, C. Porter, Bowes;
2, T.H.B. Dent, Bowes Do., smooth coated, B. Sayer, Bowes
Hall; 2, T. Bayles, Cotherstone.  Sporting-like terrier, 
Shields, Redmire; 2, R. Johnson, Bowes.


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, September 22, 1893


Yesterday, in glorious autumn weather, the fourth annual 
show and sale of rams, ewes, and gimmers, belonging to 
members of the Wensleydale Long-wool Sheep Breeders' 
Association and Flock Book Society, were held at Leyburn,
and were largely attended, buyers being present from all 
the northern counties.  The show was first held, the entries
comprising sheep which have won prizes given for the famed
Wensleydale breed of sheep throughout England.  The show was
held in a paddock adjoining the Bolton Arms Hotel, and was
very largely attended. ...

Class 2, 2nd place - M. Spenceley, Castle;

Mr. M. Spensley, of Castle Bank, Redmire, sold four 
shearling rams, which realized from 7 15s. to 10 10s.
per head; while Lord Bolton's shearling rams fetched up
to 7 5s. per head, and those of Mr. A.H. King's of 
Wynbury, Leyburn, up to 6 15s. each. ...


Northern Echo
Saturday, August 25, 1894


The annual show of the Wensleydale Agricultural Society
was held on Friday at Leybur under most auspicious 
circumstances, the weather being fine and the attendance
of the general public exceptionally large.  The show itself
was an excellent one in all departments, both as regards 
the quantity and quality of the exhibits.  ...


CATTLE - Three dairy cows, in calf or milk.  [2nd] M. 
Spensley, Castle Bank.  ...  Two bullocks (calf teeth)
[2nd] M. Spensley.  ... Cottagers dairy cow [3rd] C. 
Peacock, Redmire.

SHEEP - Ram lamb [2nd] M. Spensley. ... Pen of shearling 
rams [3rd] M. Spensley. ... Three shearling rams, suitable
for crossing with scotch ewes, [2nd] M. Spensley.  ...
Pen of gimmer lambs [1st] M. Spensley.  

POULTRY - Bantams, any variety [1st] J. Metcalfe, Redmire.


Northern Echo 
Wednesday, September 26, 1894


The fifth annual show and sale of this association was held
on Tuesday, and was very largely attended; but the depression
in agriculture has affected the demand for rams, and the 
prices realized on Tuesday were nothing like what they were
when the society held their first show and sale. ...

[awards] Five shearling rams [3rd] J. Pickard, Redmire; 
c. M. Spensley, Redmire.  ... Shearling ram [3rd] M. Spensley,


Northern Echo
Tuesday, January 22, 1895


At this court yesterday - before Mr. J.I. Jefferson, 
registrar - the examination of John Park, Boston Farm, 
Downholme, near Richmond (who was represented by Mr. T.E.
Jaynes, solicitor), was heard.  In reply to Mr. Stubbs, 
the bankrupt said that he had farmed 96 acres of land - 
the bulk of which was moorland - at a rental of 105, and
a cottage he built at Redmire cost him 120, but he had 
mortgated it for 100 at the bank.  His deceased wife had
also 200, so that he really began farming with about 
410.  He did not include his late wife or her representatives
in his liabilities.  He married a second time nine years ago.
His present wife had a bit of house property in Darlington.
He now owed to unsecured creditors 404 19s 4d, and he 
estimated his assets to realise 204 16s 8d, leaving him 
deficient 200 2s 8d.  His gross liabilities, however, 
amounted to 470 2s 8d.  He had kept no books of account,
except a bank book.  His account at the bank was considerably
overdrawn.  He sold a horse to raise the money with which he
filed his petition.  He sold the horse privately.  His son,
Thomas Park, claimed 22 for a year's wages, which he had 
never paid, although he was entitled to it.  He owed his 
landlord 60 for half-year's rent.  He owed his son, Wm.
Park, 9 for half-year's wages.  He was surety to the extent
of 75, which was included in his statement of affairs.  He
and his son's father-in-law were surities for 150 when his
son took a farm in 1883.  He had never been in a position to
pay the amount of sureties if he had been called upon to pay,
as he had been insolvent ten years.  All his present liabilities
had been incurred since he knew he was insolvent, but he kept
on trading expecting trade would improve.  It was impossible
to put into figures where his deficiency had arisen.  His rent
had been permanently reduced by 10 a year for the last two 
years, and in addition he had received a reduction of 15 per
cent.  He sold 100 lambs during the past year, and with the 
money he purchased gimmers in their place.  He had not been 
in the habit of getting drunk at Richmond and Leyburn markets,
but he sometimes got a glass or two.  The examination was 
then adjourned for a week.


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, March 1, 1895



Gentlemen - My attention has been called to a paragraph in
your issue of yesterday under the heading, "Inquest at 
Redmire.  Negligence of the Doctor."

As the doctor referred to, I beg to state that there was no
negligence on my part whatever.  The husband called at my 
surgery and stated that his wife's stomach had been out of 
order since Wednesday, and asked me if I could give him a 
bottle for her.  I asked if he thought nothing more serious
was the matter with her, and if I should call; to which he 
replied, "Yes; when down."  I called next day, but she was 
then dead.  The negligence was the husband's, not mine, as 
from his account to me her ailment appeared to be very slight

I was not present at the inquest, and am surprised at the 
coroner and the jury accepting an ex parte statement as gospel
without calling upon me to give my version of the matter.

As your paper circulates extensively about here, I shall be 
obliged by your inserting this letter.  

Yours, &c.
West Burton, Aysgarth, Feb 28th.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, March 2, 1895


Dr. Walton, Coronor, held an inquest on Monday, at King's 
Arms Hotel, Redmire, Wensleydale, on the body of Isabella
Ruecroft, wife of a labourer, Redmire.  The evidence showed
that the deceased was taken ill on Wednesday, and her husband
went for the doctor on Friday morning, and described her
symptoms, stating that she had vomited a good deal of yellow
offensive matter.  The doctor gave him some medicine, and 
said that he would see her in the afternoon, if not he had 
to write.  He wrote and told him she was worse, but the 
doctor did not arrive until one o'clock on Saturday 
afternoon, after she was dead.  The jury and the coroner 
commented strongly on the doctor's negligence.  A verdict 
of death from natural causes was returned, with a rider 
reflecting on the doctor's negligence.


Northern Echo
Saturday, August 24, 1895


On Friday in lovely weather the fourth annual show of the 
Wensleydale Agricultural Society was held in a field opposite
Leyburn Hall.  The admissions to the show up to four o'clock
in the afternoon numbered 2,040, which establishes a record
for the society, being above one thousand more than at any 
previous show. ...


CATTLE ... Three dairy cows [2nd] S. Metcalfe, Redmire

POULTRY ... Any other variety [1st] J.W. Burnicia, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Saturday, June 20, 1896

On Wednesday night a lecture was given in the schoolroom, 
Leeming Bar, by Mr. Redington, of the Yorkshire College, 
on "Carrots and Onions."  On Thursday night a similar 
lecture was given at Middleham, and last night at Redmire.


Northern Echo 
Wednesday, August 12, 1896


The mortal remains of the late Sir William Chaytor, Bart.,
of Croft Hall, near Darlington, were interred in the family
vault in the quiet churchyard of Croft on Tuesday afternoon
amidst every manifestation of respect and esteem.  

[list of mourners]
Mr. J. Ryder, Redmire


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, August 22, 1896

For all Classes of Fishermen.

... I hear that Mr. Geo. Hellewell caught a fine trout
on the Yore last week at Redmire; it weighed 2lb. 13oz.;
this is an exceptional weight for that river. ...


Northern Echo
Saturday, August 22, 1896


The fifth annual show in connection with the Wensleydale
Agricultural Society was held at Leyburn on Friday in a 
field placed at the disposal of the Society by Mr. Ord.


Heifer under 2 y.o., the property of a cottager whose
annual rental does not exceed 20. [2nd] S. Shields, Redmire.


Northern Echo
Saturday, October 3, 1896


On Friday, the annual cheese and butter show was held in 
Leyburn Town Hall, and was most successful.  The exhibits
of cheese were neatly arranged around the hall, as usual, 
the butter exhibits were shown in the anteroom immediately
adjoining.  The Stilton-shaped exhibits numbered 44, against
35 last year, while the flat-shaped cheeses exhibits numbered
29, as compared to 22 last year.  There was also an increase
in the number of farmers' exhibits of butter.  The quality 
of cheese was said to be an improvement on last year, while
the flavour of the butter was vastly improved.  The judges 
commended especially the quality of the Stilton-shaped 
cheese, Mr. Metcalfe Spenceley's exhibit having all the 
qualities of a Wensleydale cheese.  The judges were Mr. Geo.
Jacques and Mr. Braithwaite, of Stockton, whose awards were
as follows :-  M. Spenceley; 2 W. Raw, Thoresby; 3 T. Styan,
Wensley; 4 R. Ewbank, West Witton; c, H. Bushby, Swinithwaite;
c, J. Carter, Richmond; M. Hammond; J. Kettlewell, Askrigg;
A. Mudd, Melmerby; J. Stubbs; W. Styan.  Flat-shaped - 
Equal 1st, M. Hammond, Low Gill, Aysgarth; and W. Raw, 
Thoresby; 2, W. Robinson, Westholme; 3. M. Spensely, Castle
Bank; 4, H. Bushby, Swinithwaite; c, A.E. Metcalfe, Masham;
W. Styan, Moor House, Leyburn;  Butter - Mary E. Brown, 
Manor House, Marske; 2, Miss Annie Smithson, Howlane; 3, Mrs.
Kilburn, Richmond; c, Mrs. C.J. Burrill, Elm House, Redmire;
Mrs. Calvert, Manor House, Downholme; Mrs. H. Hodgson, 
Moor House, Marske.  Do. class 2 - Miss. M.A. Newton, Finghall;
2, T. Sprontes, Finghall; 3, Mrs H. Pearson, Wensley.  Do. class
3 - Miss Grace Hutchinson, Feldom, Marske.


Northern Echo 
Tuesday, October 20, 1896

On Monday afternoon the remains of Mr. Christopher Other, 
of Coverham Abbey, were laid to rest amidst every token of
respect in the family vault in Redmire churchyard.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, October 24, 1896


Mr. Christopher Other died on the 15th inst. at his residence,
Coverham Abbey, Middleham.  He was for many years a prominent
figure in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and this in more 
senses than one, for he was, in his prime, a grandly proportioned
man, weighing over 18 stone, and standing nearly 6ft. 3in.  FOr
over half a century, Mr. Other was chairman of the Swaledale
and Wensleydale Banking Company, and was for many years 
chairman of the Leyburn Board of Guardians.  He was also a 
Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant for the North Riding.
When the Volunteer movement was initiated he was the means of 
raiing a company from the Wensleydale district, and was given 
a commission as captain of the No. 12 Company of the 1st North
Yorkshire Rifles.  Mr. Other was a large landowner, and always
a farmer's friend.  At one time he took great pride in his herd
of shorthorns, which were dispersed some years ago.  In politics
he was a staunch Liberal.  He was a cheerful giver to the 
churches and philanthropic institutions, and was a thoroughly 
genial and kind-hearted gentleman, and will be greatly missed.
The funeral took place at Redmire on Monday.  Aged 87.


Northern Echo
Saturday, December 26, 1896


The festival of Christmas was duly kept.  Leyburn Brass Band
and bands of carol singers went round on Christmas Day.  There
was divine services at St. Matthew's Church at night.  Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. E. Riddell with their usual generosity entertained
the staff at Leyburn Station to a first-class dinner at the 
Bolton Arms Hotel, which was heartily enjoyed.  The healths
of Mr. and Mrs. Riddell were drunk with full musical honours.
At the Union Workhouse the 27 inmates were entertained at the 
rate-payers expense to a substantial dinner of roast beef and 
plum pudding.  The other attractions announced was a football
match on Christmas Day between the Leyburn and Middleham clubs.
At Redmire, the Wesleyans held a fete on behalf of their Sunday
school.  Mr. Leafe, of Darlington, preached at two o'clock,
after which a well-attended tea followed.  In the evening the 
scholars recited dialogues, while the prizes were presented to
the children.  Collections were taken in aid of the Sunday 
school funds.


Northern Echo
Saturday, July 31, 1897


At Leyburn Police Court yesterday Wm. Trotter, of Redmire,
for cruelty to a pony at Leyburn on the 10th July was fined
1 and costs.  Defendant was driving the pony with sore 
shoulders, the animal having a wound an inch and a quarter 
long on the near shoulder, and on the off shoulder an old 
wound two inches long and an inch broad.


Northern Echo
Thursday, August 26, 1897


The annual show in connection with the Wensleydale Agricultural
Society was held at Leyburn on Wednesday.  The attendance was
very large, but a great many people in the outlying districts
did not attend the show in consequence of the heavy rain during
the early morning.  ...


CATTLE ... Bullocks - H.J. King, Redmire

DOGS ... Collie dog - J. Robinson, Redmire


Northern Echo
Saturday, January 7, 1899

Lady Bolton during the past week distributed seasonable
gifts of warm underclothing to the widows and aged poor 
residing in Wensley, Preston, and Redmire.


Northern Echo 
Saturday, January 21, 1899

members of the Hunton School Board distributed some 16 
tons of coals amongst the poor of Hunton, the money for 
which was collected from the gentry and other charitably
disposed persons.  Lady Bolton's seasonable gifts of blankets
and warm clothing have been given to the poor of DOwnholme,
Harmby, Leyburn, Preston, Redmire, Wensley, West Witton,
and Thornton Steward.


Northern Echo 
Saturday, February 25, 1899


W. Trotter, of Redmire, was charged with being drunk in 
charge of a pony and cart at Carperby on Feb 18th, and 
was fined 30s.

Wm. Peacock, tailor, Redmire, who was with the last named
defendant in the cart, was charged with being drunk and 
disorderly at Carperby on the 18th inst., and was fined
1, including costs.


Northern Echo
Monday, August 14, 1899


The 12th of August opened most suspicously so far as 
climatic conditions were concerned, but the reports from 
all the moors are the very reverse of encouraging, and 
it would have been better if sportsmen could have postponed
their shooting for a month, as this would have enabled a 
second hatching of grouse to have got not only bigger in 
size but better in condition. ...


The Coverhead Moors in Coverdale, owned by Mr. C.J. Burrill,
of Elm House, Redmire, were broken by five guns, the party
consisting of Mr. J.C. Burrill, Mr. T.O. Burrill, and Mr.
W. Burrill, of Masham, and Mr. T.J. Wilkinson of Darlington.



Northern Echo
Saturday, August 26, 1899


Annie Kilburn, of Carperby, for riding a bicycle without
a light at Redmire on July 25th, was ordered to pay costs.


Northern Echo 
Saturday, February 17, 1900



Some idea of the severity of the storm in Wensleydale may
be gathered from the fact that the 3:55pm from Northallerton
to Hawes on Thursday night stuck fast between Redmire and 
Aysgarth and some five hours were spent in cutting it out.
All day yesterday snow fell heavily in Upper Wensleydale
accompanied by a strong North-West wind, which drifted it 
about.  The snow-ploughs had to be kept constantly at work
between Hawes and Hawes Junction and Leyburn to keep the 
line open.


Northern Echo
Saturday, April 28, 1900


Yesterday at Leyburn Town Hall, a Durham miner named John 
Peacock was found guilty of trespassing in pursuit of rabbits
at Redmire on the 29th of January last.  Fined 5s and 18s 
6d costs.  


Northern Echo
Tuesday, June 5, 1900


Leyburn has been very full of visitors this Whitsuntide, 
the cold weather having not the slightest effect on the 
number of excursionists who have thronged not only Leyburn,
but Aysgarth, Hawes, Redmire, and even Middleham in search
of health-giving air amidst lovely scenery such as to be 
found throughout Wensleydale at the present time.  At the
pretty little village of Thoralby the Wesleyans held their
Sunday School anniversary.  A public tea was provided in
the afternoon, and at night a public meeting presided over
by Rev. R. Ewbank was held.


The Leeds Mercury
Tuesday, August 14, 1900



The shooting opened generally under the best auspices.
Grouse were in excellent condition, of fine plumage, and
strong on the wing.  There were not quite so many broods
as last year.  There has been no disease traced in the 


On the Coverhead Moors, in Coverdale, Mr. C.J. Burrill, 
of Elm House, Redmire, Mr. J.O. Burrill, Mr. Jno. Graham,
Mr. C.O. Wright, and Mr. W.P. Jones had a capital day's 


The Leeds Mercury
Friday, August 17, 1900

A sale of work was held in Coverham Abbey grounds yesterday
in aid of funds for improving the heating apparatus and 
beautifying the church.  In the absence of Mrs. C.J. Burrill,
of Elm House, Redmire, her daughter Miss Burrill, declared
the sale of work open.


The Leeds Mercury
Saturday, September 8, 1900

Lord Bolton entertained at tea on Saturday all the children
from the different parishes where he has land - namely,
Castle Bolton, Carperby, Townholme, Leyburn, Harmby, 
Preston-under-Scar, Redmire, Thornton Steward, Wensley, and
West Burton; also the clergy of all denominations in these
parishes, the church choirs, teachers, and the wives and 
families.  There were altogether about 750 guests, including
530 children, who arrived shortly after two o'clock in the 
Park at Bolton Hall.  The Leyburn Brass Band was present, 
and games &c. were indulged.


Northern Echo
Thursday, December 6, 1900


Yesterday the pretty little Wensleydale village of Redmire
was an fete, the occassion being the marriage of Miss Burrell,
only daughter of Mr. C.J. Burell, J.P., C.C., of Elm House,
Redmire, to Mr Christopher Otten Wright, second son of Mr. 
George Wright, of Heysham Lodge, Lancaster.  The bride is 
exceedingly popular not only in the village of Redmire but
throughout Wensleydale, and this was abundantly testified
not only by the large attendance at the wedding, but by the
numerous gifts from the members of the Redmire Reading Room,
the Parish Church Choir, and the inhabitants of the district.
Redmire Station was prettily decorated with flags, while in 
the village flags were displayed.  The marriage ceremony was
performed in Redmire Parish Church.  The bridge looked 
charming in a white duchess satin dress, trimmed with fine
old lace, while she wore a lovely Honiton lace veil, lent
by her aunt, Mrs. Lister, which was fastened with diamond
ornaments over a tiara of orange blossoms.  She was attended
by two bridesmaids, viz., Miss Alice Foster (cousin of the 
bridegroom) and Miss Wynn (cousin of the bridegroom).  Mr. 
J.G. Wright, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.  Canon
Glaister read the opening portion of the ceremony.  The 
remaining portion of the service was read by the Rev. C. Panle,
vicar.  The bridal party left for Redmire Station, en route 
for the South, where the honeymoon will be spent.  The bride's
travelling dress was of grey tweed, trimmed with green braid
and gold buttons, with an elegantly-fitting coat and picture