Kelly's Directory 1879 - Sowerby

SOWERBY is a township and considerable village, in the parish of Thirsk, union and wapentake of Birdforth, county court district of Thirsk, Thirsk rural deanery, Cleveland archdeaconry, and diocese of York; it is pleasantly situated, and extends two miles south from Thirsk, to which it forms a suburb. The church of St. Oswald is a cruciform Nor- man structure, having a chancel, nave, north and south transepts, and square tower ornamented with pinnacles at each corner: there are 3 bells, and an interesting Norman porch; also some fine stained windows and a handsome rood-screen. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, yearly value 310, with a vicarage house and glebe of about 20 acres, in the gift of the Arch- bishop of York and held by the Rev. Lewin George Maine, T.A. King's College, London. The great tithes, value 600, are held by the lay rectors, Capt. Buckle and W. Rob, esq. Here are local charities, founded by John Din- more, in 1622, for coals to the poor; by John Wright, in 1721, for service in the church on Wednesdays and Fridays; by Thomas Buckle, in 1867, for Church Sunday school; by William Sinc1air, in 1800, for coal and blankets to the poor. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. Edward Meynell, esq. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Sir W. P. Gallwey, bart. Major and Mrs. Saunders, Reginald Bell, esq. Capt. Buckle, John Richardson, W. Lambert esq. Quentin Rhodes, esq. and A. C. Bamlett, esq. The soil is light gravelly; subsoil, gravel, The chief crops are barley, clover, turnips and wheat. The area is 2,494 acres; rate- able value, 13,003; and the population in 1871 was 1,541. Parish Clerk, Arthur Wright.

POST OFFICE. - George Palliser, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Thirsk at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. Thirsk is the nearest money order office

Relieving Officer, Thomas Walker

National School, Alfred Busfield, master; Miss Annie Clennett, mistress

Railway Goods Station, Edwin Wild, foreman


Adamson Thomas, Mowbray place
Ashman Ralph, Sowerby grove
Atkinson John, West terrace
Atkinson Robert
Bamlett Adam Carlisle, Sowerby ter
Barnes Rev. William [ Wesleyan]
Barnett Mrs. 14 Belgrave terrace
Bell Joseph, Belgrave terrace
Bell Mrs. Belgrave terrace
Bosomworth John Robinson
Bourne Mrs
Bransby Miss, West terrace
Buchanan, John Hamilton
Butterfield Jeffrey, Mowbray place
Chadwick Charles
Clennett Alfred, Mowbray place
Clough Henry Burn, Mowbray place
Coates Mrs
Coltman William, Westgate
Cox James
Dowell Thomas
Dresser Miss, Mowbray place
Eshelby The Misses
Falshaw Frederick Samuel
Fawcitt Mrs. Belgrave terrace
Fisher Mrs
Fisher Mrs. William
Foggitt Thomas Jackson
Fox George
France Rev. Samuel, Salem cottage
Gibson Arthur
Gill Miss
Gilling Henry
Gilling Henry, jun
Gilling Joseph
Gilling Robert Adams
Greensides Charles, Westgate
Harker John
Harnard Matthew
Harwood Mrs
Hawkins Mrs. Mowbray place
Hick Miss
Hick Mrs. Belgrave terrace
Holyday Thomas
Howard Rev. Henry (Congregational]
Hunter Mrs. E
Kay Michael Francis
Kirby Mrs
Kitchingham George
Lambert Mrs
Lee Mrs
Maine Rev. Lewin George [vicar]
Manfield Miss
Manfield Mrs
Masterman Henry
Metcalf Miss, Villa place
Milburn Mrs. Telford house
Morton Miss, Mowbray place
Moss Thomas, Mowbray place
Nunn Rev. James Stammers [Primitive Methodist]
Pattison Francis, Mowbray place
Paul Thomas
Pickering Hichard, Sowerby terrace
Raine James, Mowbray place
Ramshay Mrs
Reynolds Miss, Mowbray place
Rhodes John, Belgrave terrnee
Rhodes Quentin, Sowerby fields
Rich John
Richardson John
Richardson Miss
Rider Miss, Belgrave terrace
Robinson William
Rocliffe Miss, Sowerby terrace
Rocliffe Thomas, Sowerby terrace
Rose Thomas
Rudd Henry, Mowbray cottage
Rudd William Henry, Mowbray cottage
Scurr Miss
Simpson Thomas
Smith Bartholomew
Smith Miss
Stanley Robert
Stott William, Westgate
Swales John
Swarbreck Charles McCartney
Thompson Lawrence
Tysack Mrs. Sowerby House
Waites Jonah
Waites William
Walters William
Walton John, Rose cottage
Walton Robert, Mowbray place
Ward William, Belgrave terrace
Warters Rev. Edmund [Wesleyan]
Weir Rev. Alexander [Wesleyan]
Wellburn Thomas, Mowbray place
West John, 13 Belgrave terrace
Wilcox Samuel, Westbourne house
Wilkinson Thomas
Wilson Mrs. Belgrave terrace
Wright John, Mowbray place
Wright Mrs
Wright Mrs. Sarah


Alcock Thomas, tailor
Atkinson Henry, cabinet maker
Atkinson Robert, farmer
Bamlett Adam Carlisle, agricultural engineer & inventor, patentee & manufacturer of reaping & mowing machines; & at Thirsk
Barnes James, shopkeeper
Barnett John, gardener
Bell Ralph, gardener
Bolton Robert, shopkeeper
Boston Anne Elizabeth (Mrs.), joiner
Bramley James, cowkeeper
Briggs Thomas, corn factor
Briggs Thomas, Jun. cabinet maker
Broadhurst Sarah (Miss), milliner
Buchanan John Hamilton, surgeon
Huckle George, slipper maker
Cattel Isabella (Miss), boarding school, Mowbray place
Caygill John, blacksmith
Clark John, cowkeeper
Clark William, farmer, Leasingthorne
Cole Tom, horse dealer
Court Caroline Ann (Miss), milliner & straw bonnet maker, West terrace
Dean Joseph, timber merchant & clogger
Dearlove George Four Horse Shoes
Dodgson William, slater, Mowbray pl
Dodsworth Thomas, joiner
Elgey Henry, auctioneer
Elliott Richard, blacksmith
Feather John (Mrs.), farmer, Sowerby parks
Fox John, farmer, Birkdale
Francis Stephen, Commercial Inn
Gilling Henry & Co. curer.
Gilling Alfred, butcher
Grievson & Whitwell, coal & coke mer-chants, Railway goods station
Harwood Benjamin, blacksmith
Hawxwell Samuel, painter & paper hanger, Chapel street
Hewison Robert, shoemaker
Hodgson Thomas, cartwright
Holdsworth James, tailor
Holyday John, farmer
Hutchinson Thomas, gardener
Hutley John, grocer
Johnson Henry, butcher
Johnson James, basket maker
Joll Mary (Mrs.)& Mary (Miss), board-ing school, Mowbray terrace.
Tones Thomas, cowkeeper
Lamb Joseph, shopkeeper
Lofthouse George, farmer, Moor end
Lofthouse Henry, cart owner
McVay William, commission agent
Metcalfe Ann (Miss), dress ma. Villa pl
Morrell Alice (Miss), dress maker
Nicholson Jonathan, Crown & Anchor
Nicholson Joseph, Victoria inn
Palliser George, shoe maker, grocer, &. post office
Pearson Edward, shopkeeper
Place William, grocer
Pratt William, shoe maker
Prest Richard, tailor
Raper George, pig dealer
Reynolds Emma (Miss), ladies' school, Mowbray place
Richardson Geo. master of High school
Richardson Mary (Miss), ladies' school, Mowbray place
Rob William, farmer, Thorpfields
Robinson Wm. Thos. frmr. Sowrby.prks
Robinson Wm. farmer, Sowerby parks
Rocliffe agent, Sowerby ter
Rudd Henry, maltster & corn factor
Ruecroft Joseph, joiner, Mowbray pl
Salmon William, World's End & farmer
Skipsey Matthew, market gardener
Sowerby William, farmer
Spencer John, farmer
Stapylton John, Golden Lion
Stapylton John, shoe maker
Stapylton William, shoe maker
Stirk Brice Bolton, boot maker
Swales John, farmer
Thompson Elizabeth (Miss), milliner
Walker Mary (Mrs.), grocer & draper
Walker Thomas, relieving officer
Watson Chris. farmer, Sowerby parks
White Thomas, paperhanger & painter
Wild Edwn. foremn.goods station N.E.R.
Wilcock Samuel Bradley, agent
Wilford Frances (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wilkinson Thomas, farmer
Willey George, farmer
Wright George, grocer & shoe maker
Wright James, surveyor