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SLATER'S DIRECTORY 1847

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for KNOTTINGLEY in Slater's Directory of 1847

KNOTTINGLEY

Knottingley is a populous and flourishing chapelry in the parish of Pontefract, 3 miles E. from that town, and 17 W. from the port of Goole; situated on the banks of the river Aire, and on the line of the Wakefield, Pontefract & Goole Railway – which passes through the chapelry; the Askern branch opens to it a communication with the London, York and Doncaster line – while a branch to Leeds effects a means of swift conveyance to that town and Manchester, Liverpool etc. Besides these lines, another is projected to the North Midland Railway from Burton-Salmon – this when opened will give to Knottingley a direct railway communication with almost every part of the kingdom, and open its valuable and extensive lime works to new and distant markets. In addition to the manifest advantages derived by Knottingley from the ‘Rail’, it had previously enjoyed facilities of water conveyance by canal to the port of Goole. This combination of conveniences in the way of transit, places Knottingley in a proud and enviable seat for the establishment of manufactures and the employment of capital. The locality has long been noted for its great production of excellent lime. The Building of vessels for coasting and other trades is carried on extensively, and many captains and owners of vessels reside in Knottingley and at Brotherton. In 1826 an association was formed by owners of vessels, called the ‘Knottingley Insurance Society,’ for mutual benefit in case of loss or damage to vessels at sea or otherwise – the business of the society is transacted at the Commercial Inn, a most respectable establishment. Malting is carried on here to some extent, and there are several breweries – that belonging to Messrs Gaggs, Carter & Co. is famed for its produce. On the banks of the Goole canal are extensive brick and tile works belonging to Mr. R. Twaites and to Mr. J. Fenton, which are well recognised for the excellence of the articles manufactured. The corn mills, of which there are several in the town and its vicinity are of some considerable power and magnitude – the ‘Kings Mill’ particularly, is a large establishment. In 1814, Mr. Thomas Bell, chemist of this town, first introduced gas here, and the principal places of business are now lighted by this means.

The places of worship are the chapel of ease of St. Botolph, and one each for Independents and Methodists. A new church is now (1847) being erected, to be called Christ Church – the minister appointed to which is Rev. John Walker. The living of Knottingley is a perpetual curacy in the presentation of the vicar of Pontefract; the Rev. A.R.V. Hamilton is the present incumbent. A school, in which thirty girls are instructed, is supported by means of bequests made by two ladies named Banks and Brown, and a British school and a national school have been established – the latter in February 1842, was partly built bu subscription and partly by endowment, Faires for cattle 7th April and in Autumn, and a statute for hiring servants the first week in November. The population of the chapelry, in 1831 was 3,666 and in 1841, 4,780.

  • POST OFFICE: Aire Street, Knottingley, William Simpson Hepworth, Post Master – Letters from London and all parts arrive (from Ferrybridge) every morning at nine, and are dispatched thereto every afternoon at four.
  • NOBILITY, GENTRY AND CLERGY
    • Atkinson, Mr. Thomas, Knottingley
    • Brayshaw, Mrs Hannah, Knottingley
    • Brown, Rev. Richard, Knottingley
    • Brown, Whittle, Knottingley
    • Denniston, Rev. John, Knottingley
    • Gaggs, the Misses Mary and Elizabeth, Green House, Knottingley
    • Hamilton, Rev. Adolphus, Robert Vaughan, Knottingley
    • Hoyland, Miss Catherine, Knottingley
    • Jewitt, Mrs Ann, Knottingley
    • Lee, Richard, Thomas Esq., Grove Hall, Knottingley
    • Long, the Misses Sophia & Mary, Knottingley
    • Long, Mr. Robert, Racca Green
    • Sainor, John Esq. Green House, Knottingley
    • Shillito, Mrs Sarah, Racca Green
    • Smith, Mr. Thomas, Knottingley
    • Spurr, Mr. Thomas, Knottingley
    • Taylor, Mr. John, Knottingley
    • Thompson, Mrs Mary, Knottingley
    • Walker, Rev. John, Knottingley
  • ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS - Not otherwise described are Day Schools
    • Bank’s Free School (girls) – Phoebe Braim, mistress
    • British Schools, Knottingley – William Maidment, mastor; Mary Fletcher – mistress
    • Brown’s Free School (girls) – Mary Crabtree – mistress
    • Infant’s School – Eliza Hill, mistress
    • Langton Ann (boarding and Day)
    • Metcalf, Sarah Ann
    • Moorhouse, Catherine
    • National School, Samuel Martin - master ; Elizabeth Wyon – mistress
  • AGENTS
    • Atkinson, Joseph (ale and porter, for Henry Bentley, Oulton) Knottingley
    • Hepworth, William Simpson (news) Aire Street, Knottingley
    • Smallpage, Samuel (coal and commission) Knottingley
  • ATTORNEYS
    • Carter, William Edward
    • Foster, John
    • Horner, William & Son
    • Wood, William
  • AUCTIONEER
    • Bentley, Michael
  • BAKERS & FLOUR MILLERS
    • Adamson, Thomas
    • Strafford, Joseph
    • Thorley, William
  • BASKET MAKERS
    • Balance, John
  • BLACKSMITHS
    • Booth, Mathew
    • Cliffe, Thomas & Sons. (and ship)
    • Fell, John (and ship)
    • Lambert, John (and ship)
    • Poskitt, Aaron
    • Thorp, Charles
    • Thorp, Thomas
  • BLOCK, MAST & PUMP MAKERS
    • Tasker, John
    • Tasker, Thomas
  • BOAT etc. BUILDERS
    • Cliffe, Thomas & Sons
    • Holmes, Joseph
    • Worfolk, William
  • BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, BINDERS & PRINTERS
    • Hepworth, William Simpson (and library, and dealer in paper – hangings) Aire Street
  • BOOT & SHOE MAKERS
    • Abson, Charles Jun
    • Barber, John Jun
    • Brown, James
    • Daniel, George
    • Earnshaw, William
    • Ellis, Charles, Pottery Hill
    • Fewster, James
    • Fewster, John Hudson
    • Hall, Joseph
    • Jackson, Thomas
    • Longstaff, William
    • Mason, Jonas
    • Morley, John
    • Nayler, John
    • Nayler, William
    • Pearson, Eli
    • Pick, Henry
    • Rhodes, Timothy
    • Robinson, Joseph
    • Story, James
    • Waddington, George
    • Waddington, Joseph
    • Whiteley, George
    • Wood, William
  • BOTTLE MANUFACTURERS
    • Yorkshire Glass Bottle Company, Ferrybridge & Brotherton
  • BREWERS
    • Atkinson, Sylvester
    • Bywater, William
    • Gaggs, Carter & Co., Knottingley Brewery
  • BRICK AND TILE MAKERS
    • Fenton, John
    • Twaites, Robert, Racca Green
  • BRICKLAYERS & BUILDERS
    • Collings, Arthur
    • Dickinson, William
    • Earnshaw, John
    • Fenton, John Hun. (and contractor)
    • Lister, Robert
    • Stanhope, John
  • BUTCHERS
    • Atkinson, Ann
    • Burton, Edwin
    • Dealtry, James
    • Dobson, Joseph
    • Fisher, John
    • Hill, John
    • Longwood, William
    • Rhodes, George
    • Smith, Charles
    • Stanhope, Thomas
    • Tatlor, George
    • Tasker, Edward
  • CHEMIST & DRUGGISTS
    • Bell, Thomas
    • Pinder, William (and ginger beer & soda water maker)
  • CLOG & PATTEN MAKER
    • Gawkrodger, Samuel Walker (and French and spring clog maker)
  • COAL DEALERS
    • Crowther, John
    • Horsfell, Sarah
    • Nayler, John & Benjn
  • COOPERS
    • Cranford, Benjamin
    • Taylor, William
  • CURRIERS
    • Atkinson, Joseph
    • Shillito, George
  • FIRE & OFFICE AGENTS
  • COUNTY, John Foster
  • FARMERS, William Edward Carter, Knottingley & Pontefract
  • FISHERS’ & MARINERS’ SOCIETY, William Simpson Hepworth, Aire Street
  • YORKSHIRE (life) William Wood
  • FISHMONGERS
    • Askham, Richard
    • Askham, Robert
    • Shaw, Charles
  • GARDENERS
    • Hall, William
    • Harrison, Jonathon
    • Perfect, William
    • Rothery, Michael
    • Smith, Isaac
    • Smith, John
    • Stanhope, Joseph
    • Thompson, John
  • GROCERS & TEA DEALERS
    • Briggs, John (and druggist)
    • Burton, Thomas
    • Cawthorn, Joseph Barr
    • Cheesbrough, John
    • Clough, Cornelius (and corn merchant), Shepherds Bridge
    • Crampton, Thomas, Pottery Hill
    • England, Francis
    • Greaves, William
    • Robinson, Thomas
    • Wilson, James
  • HAIR DRESSERS
    • Holmes, William
    • Lowe, John
    • Peace, Joseph
    • Wase, Nathan
  • INNS & POSTING HOUSES
    • Commercial (and packet house) Christopher Sturdy
  • IRONMONGERS
    • Metcalf, George
    • Taylor, Richard (and brazier)
  • JOINERS & CABINET MAKERS
    • Barton, George
    • Barton, Henry
    • Brown, John (and builder)
    • Burley, John
    • Metcalf, George (and builder)
    • Moore, Furness
  • LIMESTONE MERCHANTS & LIME BURNERS>
    • Bentley, Michael
    • Brears, William (the executor of Manor House)
    • Cheesbrough & Steel
    • Crossland, John
    • Fewster & Longwood
    • Hawke, Edward, Mount Pleasant
    • Ingle, John
    • Jackson, Thomas
    • Long, Robert & Son., Racca Green
    • Mellard, John & Son
    • Moody, Thomas & Son., Racca Green
    • Moorhouse, William, Marine Villa
    • Sainor, John
    • Shaw & Reynolds
    • Smallpage, Samuel
    • Spaforth, James T.
    • Stanhope, John & Thomas
    • Tate, Richard & Brian, Racca Green
    • Taylor, John
    • Taylor, William & Son
    • Wood, Thomas
  • LINEN & WOOLEN DRAPERS
    • Bingham, Henry
    • Bramham, George
    • Dickinson, Nathaniel
    • Moffat, John Gordon
    • Peckett, Timothy
    • Shears & Gowland
    • Wilson, James
  • MALSTERS
    • England, Francis
    • Gaggs, Carter & Co., Knottingley Brewery
  • MERCHANTS
    • Carter, John
    • Moorhouse, William, Marine Villa
  • MILLERS
    • Beevers, Joseph
    • Jackson, William (and corn merchant) King’s Mills
  • MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS
    • Addy, Sarah
    • Boston, Sarah
    • Earnshaw, Elizabeth
    • Rhodes, Lydia
  • PAINTERS HOUSE SIGN etc.
    • Stillinge, Mark
    • Winterburn, Edward
  • PLUMBERS & GLAZIERS
    • Leng, James
    • Smith, George
    • Stillings, John & Mark
  • ROPE & TWINE MAKERS
    • Bramham, Robert
    • Howard, John, Grove Terrace
    • Moorhouse, William
  • SADDLERS
    • Atkinson, Joseph
    • Coward, Mark
  • SAIL MAKERS
    • Cawthorn, David
    • Frear, William
    • Moorhouse, William, Marine Villa
  • STAY MAKERS
    • Holeson, Jane
    • Moore, Elizabeth
  • STONE MASONS
    • Lister, Robert
    • Morley, Joseph
  • SHOPKEEPERS & DEALERS IN GROCERIES & SUNDRIES
    • Adamson, Thomas
    • Cardwell, Joseph
    • Crampton, Thoams (and provision dealers), Pottery Hill
    • Earnshaw, William
    • England, Ann
    • Fenton, John
    • Fisher, John
    • Foster, John
    • Gooderidge, William
    • Johnson, John & Thomas
    • Marshall, Edward
    • Nayler, Benjamin
    • Parson, James
    • Saul, William
    • Storey, Robert
    • Thorley, William
    • Townsend, John, Pottery Hill
  • STRAW BONNET MAKERS
    • Cawthorn, Elizabeth
    • Clarkson, Margaret
    • Prince, Martha
    • Shears & Gowland
    • Wood, Mary
  • SURGEONS
    • Bywater, William
    • Hill, Joseph, Bedford Place
    • Twaites, Robert (and apothecary) Racca Green
  • TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES
    • ANCHOR, Charles Abson Jun.
    • BAY HORSE, William Taylor
    • BUCK, George Pickering
    • CHERRY TREE, John Brown
    • DUKE OF YORK, William Lawson, Pottery Hill
    • GREYHOUND, Robert Hall
    • JOLLY SAILOR, Edward Spence
    • LIMESTONE INN, Thomas Moody, Racca Green
    • MARINERS ARMS, Charles Sefton
    • RED LION, Mark Stillings
    • RISING SUN, John Stanhope
    • ROPERS ARMS, George Ledson
    • ROYAL OAK, John Stillings
    • SHIP, Joseph Morley
    • SWAN, George Earnshaw
    • WAGGON & HORSES, John Shay
    • WHEATSHEAF, William Knapton
  • TAYLORS
    • Earnsahw, Matthew
    • Ellerington, Thomas (and draper)
    • Fisher, Richard
    • Goulding, John
    • Stead, Thomas
    • Whiteley, Joseph
  • TIMBER MECHANTS
    • Cliffe, Thomas & Sons
    • Moorhouse, William
  • VESSEL etc., OWNERS
    • Armitage, Mary
    • Arnold, John
    • Aron, James
    • Austwick, Joseph
    • Balance, John
    • Batley, Joseph
    • Bayes
    • Bentley, Michael
    • Brayshaw, Hannah
    • Brears, William
    • Brummet, William
    • Burnett, Harriet
    • Carter, John
    • Cawthorn, James
    • Cawthorn, Joseph
    • Cawthorn, Robert & William
    • Cheesbrough, John
    • Clarke, John
    • Clegg, Richard
    • Cliffe, Thoams & Sons
    • Colverson, Henry
    • Cook, Thomas
    • Deplidge, Hannah
    • Dey, Michael & William
    • Dickinson, Nathaniel
    • Earnshaw, John
    • Ellis, Joseph
    • Farnell, William
    • Fenton, John
    • Fewster, Daniel
    • Gandy, William
    • Green, William & Willm Jnr.
    • Grindell, John
    • Haigh, Benjamin
    • Hardcastle, Martin
    • Hartley, John
    • Hawke, Edward
    • Hey, Thomas
    • Hill, Joseph
    • Hodgson, Joseph
    • Holmes, John
    • Horrocks, William
    • Hossell, George, Joseph & Thomas
    • Howard, Ann & John
    • Hunt, John
    • Jackson, David, Thomas & William
    • Jewitt, Ann
    • Johnson, Hannah, Richard & Thomas
    • Kellett, George
    • Ledson, George
    • Lee, Thomas
    • Lightholder, William
    • Long, Edward
    • Lund, George
    • Marshall, Thomas
    • Moody, John & Thomas
    • Moorhouse, William
    • Naylor, John
    • Nowell, Nathan
    • Pickering, George
    • Rhodes, Ellen, John, Mark & William
    • Robinson, William
    • Robshaw, William
    • Roddins, Samuel
    • Seaton, William
    • Shaw, William
    • Smallpage, Samuel
    • Smith, Thomas
    • Spaforth, James T.
    • Tasker, Thomas
    • Taylor, John W. & Sons
    • Teale, Thomas
    • Thompson, Mar
    • Townend, William
    • Tupman, Benjamin
    • Walker, John
    • Watson, James & John
    • Willson, James
    • Womack, Benjamin
    • Wood, Thomas
    • Woodall, Mathew
    • Wright, John & Thomas
  • WHARFINGERS
    • Cawthorn, David & Joseph
    • Reddings, John
    • Robinson, John
    • Watson, Benjamin
  • WHEELWRIGHTS
    • Barton, George
    • Creaser, Francis
    • Rhodes, John
  • WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT
    • Bell, Thomas
  • CARRIERS FROM KNOTTINGLEY
    • To Ferrybridge – Robt. Askham – daily
    • To Leeds – John Smith – every Tuesday
    • To Pontefract – James Hopwood – every Mon, Weds & Sat ; and Wm. Myers from Ferrybridge – daily
    • To Selby – John Smith – every Monday
    • To Wakefield – John Smith – every Friday
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION Co’s OFFICE – Edward Maude, Clerk & Agent
    • Askham, Richard – Furniture broker
    • Crabtree, James – parish clerk & register of births and deaths
    • Crampton, John – tea and coffee dealer
    • Daw, Robert – white & locksmith
    • Denniston, John – portrait painter
    • Fenton, John – temperance coffee house
    • Fordham, John – watch and clock maker
    • Haigh, Robert – dock master
    • Howe, Edward Wright – excise officer
    • Masterman, Hannah – pot toy manufacturer, Pottery Hill
    • Naylor, William – registrar of marriage
    • Perfect, Sarah Ann – confectioner
    • Pinder, John – hosier
    • Shaw, Matthew – nail maker
    • Shaw, William – bone and seed crusher
    • Shillito & Holmes – ginger beer etc. maker
    • Turner, Charles Mansell – tanner
    • Watson, Benj. – marine store dealer
  • WORKHOUSE – Isaac Smith – governor ; Sarah Smith – matron
  • OMNIBUSES
    • TO BURTON RAILWAY STATION, an omnibus from the Buck, every morning (Sunday excepted), at seven, noon at twelve, evening at six.
    • TO LEEDS, an omnibus from the Red Lion, every morning at a guarter before seven, goes through Pontefract, Castleford and Methley – and one from the Ropers’ Arms, every Thursday morning, at the same hour, goes through Ferrybridge, Brotherton and Fairburn.
    • TO PONTEFRACT, omnibuses from the Red Lion and the Ropers’ Arms, every Saturday morning at a quarter before eleven, noon at a quarter before one, and afternoon at a half past three.
    • TO WAKEFIELD, omnibuses from the Red Lion and the Ropers’ Arms, every Friday morning at a quarter before seven, goes through Pontefract etc.
  • CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY On the Wakefield, Pontefract & Goole line – station at Knottingley
  • CONVEYANCE BY WATER
    • FOR PASSENGERS
    • To GOOLE, the Horse Packet, from the Commercial Inn, every morning, (Monday excepted), at a quarter before seven.
  • FOR GOODS, from Ferrybridge daily
    • To LONDON and the East coast, vessels pass Knottingley and Ferrybridge
    • To GOOLE and HULL, the Aire & Calder Co’s, William Jackson & Co’s, and Barnaby, Faulkner & Co’s, fly boats
    • To LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER, William Jackson & Co’s boats.

 

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