Newspaper Extracts - Thoralby 


Sheffield Independent – 6th August, 1870



SADLER-WINGFIELD. - Aug. 3, at Eccleshall Church, Sheffield, by the Rev. E. Newman, Robert Sadler, solicitor, Southport, only son of Mr. John Sadler, solicitor, Thoralby, Yorkshire, to Sarah, only daughter of Mr. Wingfiled, Broomhall Park, Sheffield. No cards.



Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 15th April, 1872


AYSGARTH UNION. The following are the guardians elected for this union: - Abbotside High - John Balderston and Thomas Stuart. Abbotside Low - Clement Thompson. Askrigg - George Winn, se., and James J. Thwaite. Bainbridge - William Horner and William Metcalfe. Burton-cum-Walden - Francis Heseltine. Carperby-cum-Thoresby - Thomas Willis, jun. Hawes - Richard C. Allen and Ralph T. Metcalfe. Newbiggin - Felix Sayer. Thoralby - Thomas Scott. Thornton Rust - Christopher Thompson.

[Thomas Scott can be seen farming at Barker, Thoralby in the 1871 census return].

Knaresborough Post – 4th May, 1872



April 25th, at the Cathedral, Ripon, by the Rev.J. Jameson, Mr. Alexander Saville, of West Witton, to Miss Jane Storey, of Thoralby


York Herald – 19th October, 1872





… ; and the ground at Hawes police-station be drained at a cost not exceeding £5. The reports of the police as to the county bridges were on the whole satisfactory… In fourteen of the police-districts the state of the highways was reported to be generally good… In the Hang West district portions of the roads in Thoralby, Carperby, Reydale Side, Bainbridge, Low Abbotsford were bad. In the Greta Bridge district the roads in most townships still required metal…

Northern Echo – 6th January, 1873


ACCIDENT AT LEYBURN. - A man named E. Thwaites, of Thoralby, Wensleydale, fell from a cart whilst going through Leyburn, on Friday, and broke his leg. He was conveyed to Mrs. Haw's temperance house, where he was attended by Dr. Metcalf.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – 19th April, 1875



AYSGARTH UNION. The following are the guardians elected for townships forming this  union: - Abbotside High, J. Banks and T. Stuart; Abbotside Low, Clement Thompson; Askrigg, George Winn, sen., and Jason John Thwaite; Aysgarth. Matthew Brown; Bainbridge, Wm. Metcalfe, Matthew Bell, Richard Cockburn, and Geo. Terry, Bishopdale, Wm . Bushby; Burton-cum-Walden, Jas. Clarkson Winn; Carperby-cum-Thoresby, Wm. Hughill; Hawes, Richd. Capstack Allen, Joseph Moore, and Alexander Dinsdale, Newbiggin, Wm. P. Fryer; Thoralby, Bernard Tennant; Thornton Rust, Robt. Pickering.

[Bernard Tennant can be seen farming at Heaning, Thoralby in the 1871 census return].

Leeds Mercury – 5th July, 1876




SADLER. – On the 2nd inst., at Thoralby, Yorkshire, aged 61 years, John Sadler, solicitor.

[John Sadler can be seen living at High Green House, Thoralby in the 1871 census return].

Newcastle Courant – 17th August, 1877



Before Mr. E.J. MEYNELL, Judge.



The plaintiff, Jeffrey Heseltine, wholesale cheese dealer, Thoralby [Peggy Garth], near Bedale, sued the defendant, Wm. Henry Iley, druggist, &c., Old Shildon, for £44 11s. 3d., being the price of 110 Wensleydale cheeses. It appeared that the plaintiff, on the 9th of August, 1876, despatched a consignment of 110 cheeses per rail from Leyburn to Shildon. He also followed by road with a load of cheeses, and endeavoured to dispose of them when he arrived at Shildon. He called at the establishment of defendant, with whom he had had dealings for nine to ten years; Mr Iley not being at home, Metcalfe, his manager, telegraphed to him at Redcar about the cheeses, which were eventually removed from the railway station and placed in defendant’s warehouse. They were good cheeses, and were from two dairies in Wensleydale. Their weight was 11 cwt. 2 qrs., and the price was £31 7s. 6d. per cwt. – Mr Robert Neilson, grocer South Road, Bishop Auckland, and Mr T.D. Veitch, grocer, Coundon, each stated that on the 9th of August, 1876, they bought cheese of good quality from the plaintiff. Defendant said he first cut the cheese on the 25th of August, and found it very inferior and quite soft and juicy in the middle. He cut other two cheeses, and was unable to sell any over the counter owing to their strong peculiar smell. Those in the warehouse were nearly all similar. – His Honour held that no warranty had been given, and found for the plaintiff for £18 above the amount paid into court.


York Herald – 7th November, 1877




JAQUES – On October 29th, at Warnford Cottage, ThoralbyLeonard Jaques, sen., aged 60.

[Leonard Jaques can be seen living at Warnford Cottage, Thoralby in the 1871 census return].

Craven Herald 8th February 1879


BREACH OF SALMON FISHERY ACT. – Jonathan Beswick, of Wensley, water bailiff, summoned R Lambert and Wm. Bell, both of Thoralby, with having in their possession a certain instrument called a gaff with intent to take salmon there with. Complainant stated that on the 6th ultimo he saw the defendants walking by the side of the Thoralby beck, and suspecting them of being there for the purpose of taking salmon, he searched them and found the gaff produced in Lambert’s possession. For the defence, Lambert stated that he was carrying the gaff for another person. The magistrates fined him 23s. 6d., including costs, and dismissed the case against Bell.

Craven Herald 5th April 1879



LIST OF WAYWARDENS AND OVERSEERS. - The following have been appointed overseers and waywardens for the representative townships comprising the parish of Aysgarth, for the ensuing year, viz. :-



Bishopdale: Mr. Michael Webster, Dale Foot, and Mr. James Metcalfe, Dale Head. …

Newbiggin: Mr. W.P Fryer, [Eastburn] Newbiggin, and Mr. Henry Bushby, Newbiggin. …

Thoralby: Mr. Leonard Dent, farmer, Gayle Ing and Mr. A. Sayer, Thoralby. …



Bishopdale: Mr. Felix Sayer, farmer, Lane Bottom. …                                                                                   

Newbiggin: Mr. W.P Fryer, [Eastburn?] Newbiggin. …

Thoralby: Mr. John Fawcett, Thoralby. …

Craven Herald 12th April 1879


ELECTION OF GUARDIANS OF THE POOR. – The following is the list of Guardians elected for the Aysgarth Union: -

Bishopdale: - Thomas Broderick, Smelter; …

Newbiggin – John Duckitt, Newbiggin; …

ThoralbyThomas Sadler, Thoralby; …


York Herald – 15th May, 1879




TOMMEY-SADDLER. – On the 8th inst., at the parish church, Kildwick, Richard Frederick Tommey, of West Burton, to Alice, only surviving daughter of the late John Bywell Sadler, Esq., of Thoralby.

Northern Echo 3rd July 1879


… and James Hemsley, labourer, who was charged with stealing three ducks, at Thoralby, on the 20th June.


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