Newspaper Extracts - Thoralby 


Leeds Intelligencer - 9th March, 1850

TO BE LET, unfurnished, a small and convenient FAMILY RESIDENCE, called Littleburn, half-a-mile from Thoralby, in Bishopdale, a Branch Valley of Wensleydale, with about 6½ Acres of Grass Land, or between 50 and 60 Acres in subsequent years, if required. Entry at Lady Day [25 March].

The House consists of Dining, Drawing, Breakfast Rooms, and Kitchen on the Ground Floor, with Attics above. Stabling for Four Horses, Coach House and Saddle Room. A Daily Post to Thoralby. Good Trout Fishing, Free, Grouse Shooting may be hired. A Pack of Harriers in the immediate Neighbourhood. Mr. JOHN DENT, the Tenant, will show the Premises, and further Particulars may be had on Application to MR. GEO. WINN, Solicitor, Askrigg.

Leeds Intelligencer - 19th July, 1851


WILLIAM COOKE (22), STEPHEN PAGE (27), and MARY PAGE (29), were charged with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, belonging to Dorothy Walker, of Thoralby, on the 17th of June last. Mr. PRICE, prosecuted; Stephen Page pleaded Guilty, and the other prisoners were undefended. The prosecutrix washed a quantity of clothes, and placed them in the garden to dry, where they remained all night. The things were stolen at an early hour in the morning by the prisoners, who are vagrants. The stolen property was found in the female prisoner's possession. There was no evidence to fix the guilt upon Cooke, and he as ACQUITTED. The jury found Mary Page GUILTY of receiving under the second count in the indictment. The prisoners were further charged with a burglary in the house of James Jackson, at Low Row,on the 21st ult. The men pleaded GUILTY , and the woman denied her guilt. The prosecution offered no evidence against her. To be severally imprisoned, with hard labour, Stephen Page for twelve, Cooke for nine, and Mary Page for three months. 

Yorkshire Gazette - 9th April, 1853


RICHARD JOLLY, 20, pleaded guilty to having, at the township of Thoralby, by false pretences, obtained of Christopher Moore, 100lbs. of rags and bones, the property of Joseph Stoney, with intent to defraud the last named individual.  - To be imprisoned for seven days, to hard labour.

[Christopher Moore can be viewed in the 1851 census for Thoralby].

York Herald - 12th August, 1854



On Saturday, the 5th inst., ... 

Same day John Redhead, Esq., many years farmer at Thoralby, greatly and deservedly respected.


York Herald – 29th May, 1858




THE Inhabitants of the following Towns and Villages can now be supplied, on the Saturday Morning, with the Stamped Second Edition of the”YORK HERALD,” containing the Friday Night’s Parliamentary Proceedings, and the Foreign and Domestic News, up to a late hour of that Morning, as announces in another part of this paper. Parties residing in those towns marked thus * are also supplied with the “HERALD” Unstamped by the Afternoon Trains of Friday, or the Early Trains on Saturday Morning.


*– Crakehall, Middleham, Carthorpe, Carlton, Horse House, Healey, Bellerby, West Tanfield, Spennithorne, Masham, Leyburn, Thoralby, Askrigg, West Witton, West Burton, Londonderry, Scruton, East Witton, Thornton Watlass, Wensley, Wensley, Hawes, Kirrby Fleetham, Aysgarth, Harmby, Hawswell, Newton-le-Willows, Carperby.

York Herald - 13th February, 1858




On Persons of whom the Company of Partnership consists.

... John Nicholson, Thoralby, Grocer, & c.

[John Nicholson can be viewed in the 1851 and 1861 census for Thoralby].


Yorkshire Gazette – 2nd July, 1859





The midsummer quarter sessions for the North-Riding of this county commenced on Tuesday last, at the Sessions-house, Northallerton …




Mr. Geo. Clarkson, of Whitby, wine merchant, Foreman.

Mr. John Boulby, of Ugglebarnby, farmer.

Mr. John Dale, of Danby, yeoman.

Mr. Wm. Frank, of Great Fryup, Danbt, farmer.

Mr. John Scarr Foster, of Bainbridge, yeoman.

Mr. John Fryer, of Newbiggin, yeoman.

Mr. Issac Hughill, of Danby, gentleman.

Mr. Thomas Hammond, of Thoralby, yeoman.

Mr. Wm. Hepton, of Whitby, druggist.

Mr. C. B Johnson, of Hawes, grocer.

Mr. Wm. Nellist, of Ainthorpe. Danby, yeoman.

Mr. Thos. Nicholson, of Walden, farmer.

Mr. Wm. Pearson, of Skinnigrove, gentleman.

Mr. James Rider, of Burton, farmer.

Mr. O. F. Routh, of Burtersett, Hawes, gentleman.

Mr. B. Smith, of near Lofthouse, farmer.

Mr. James Stanger, of Normanby, grocer.

Mr. Thos. Stephenson, of Ugglebarnby, farmer.

Mr. Robt. Venis, of Great Fryup, Danby, yeoman.

Mr. Thos. Williams, of Eston, clerk.


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