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METCALFE FAMILY.
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\nHistory of the surname Metcalfe.
\nThis very interesting surname recorded in the spellings of Medcalf, Metcalf and Metcalfe, is English. It is chiefly recorded in the county of Yorkshire, and there have been claims that it represents the very first hereditary surname. This is arguable, but there is no doubt that it was one of the very first. It is probably topographical, but may be occupational, and in either case derives either from the Olde English pre 7th century word “,mete”, meaning food or meat, plus “,cealf”,, a calf, with the translation of “,a calf to be fattened for eating (at the end of the Summer)”,, or when the first element is written as “,med”, it may derive from “,mead”,, and describe a pasture or meadow where calves were fattened. Early examples of the surname recording taken from authentic survivng rolls and charters of the medieval period include: John Medcalfe who appears in the register of the Freemen of the City of York in 1463. William Metcalf, married Marageret Stansfield at Kippax, Yorkshire, on October 12th 1596. and Michill Metcalfe of Norwich aged 45, his wife Sarah and eight children, who left England to settle in Boston, New England, in 1635. The first recorded spelling of the family name is possibly that of Adam Medecalf. This was dated 1301, in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire. during the reign of King Edward 1st, 1272 –, 1307.
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The following information relevant to Metcalfe families from the Grewelthorpe area, has been taken from Parish Registers, School and Census Records , Newspapers etc.
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\nLynn Moralee writes in Feb 2015.
\nI am descendant from Thomas Metcalfe who was executed for coining in 1709. I’m struggling to take his line further back.

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I have his father as John, born 1630 – ( I have him born in Leeds, death 1700 in Healey which fits better!)

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I have not managed to track down a name for his wife,

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I have some names for parents but I’m really unsure of the connection. They are:

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Thomas Metcalfe 1600-1665

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Grace Armytage nee Rockley (her second marriage) b.1614

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They were married in Rockley.

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Can anyone help at all?
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\nBen Yielding would like information about the line of Matthew Metcalfe Bap. June 1788 son of George of Blackhill, Grewelthorpe. To contact Ben
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\nThanks to Kathy Derene for information about Robert Metcalfe [1870-1901] and family who emigrated to Glen Haven in Wisconsin. To contact Kathy with information
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Thanks to Sandra Compton for the information about Henry Metcalfe and his father Wilks Metcalfe. She would like to hear from anyone with further information on this family.
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\nJune Howells sends the following request for information.

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In the Parish Records of Kirby Malzeard I located the birth of my ancestor Joseph Pickersgill baptised 1803 son of George of Grewelthorpe. I also located the marriage of a Mary Metcalf to a George Pickersgill which took place in 1799. Joseph married Ellen Hood of Baldersby at Helperby and had their two first children Bap. there. Mary 1833 and George 1835. The family then moved to Dewsbury where on the 1851 census Joseph said that he was born at Ploverhill, Thorpemore. As the Metcalf’,s lived at Ploverhill Farm Galphay I am assuming that it could be there. Does any one know about this family?

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Thanks to Christine Wadsworth for information &, photo about James the gamekeeper at Scriven.
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\nThanks to James O’,Conner for the following letter. January 2013.
\nFirst, thanks for spending so much time compiling such a comprehensive site especially as it’,s been fascinating for my own research.
\nRe your Metcalfe page, the name of which I am a descendant, I can fill in a few blanks/details:
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\nThe family of Thomas and Ellen Metcalfe, both born 1857ish. Ellen is nee Richmond, daughter I think of Nathan Richmond b 1817 and Ellen. Thomas &, Ellen Metcalfe had the following children, 2 of whom are not listed on your page:

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Elizabeth b 1883
\nAnnie b 1886
\nAlice, also known as Nellie, b 1888
\nThomas b 1893, d WW1
\nJames b 1895, d WW1
\nBell, b 1898
\nDoris b 1901, d 1971

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Lived at Red House Farm, Winksley –, largely unchanged even today –, until both Thomas and Ellen died within months of each other in 1940. Ellen was said never to have got over losing her two sons in WW1 (my great uncles, whom I was named after!).

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My grandmother was Doris Metcalfe. She married Harry Connor (b 1903, Ripon) in Ripon Cathedral in Nov 1925. My trail on the Connor side is highly intriguing. My father always thought he was an O’,Connor and seemingly never knew his own father’,s history or even that his father changed his name from Connor to O’,Connor around 1926. It’,s only now I’,ve discovered this and the facts that my father would have had uncles/relations he never knew about.

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I wonder if through any of your records there are references to the Connors of Ripon?

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Regards
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\nIf you can help James, please contact the site.
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\nThanks for Letter from Geraldine Huppe. February 2014.

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Mary Jane Metcalfe, born Dec. 21, 1878, Middlesbrough, was my grandmother. She was the daughter of James Metcalfe, policeman, born Kexmoor, Kirkby Malzeard, son of George Metcalfe and Ann (Nancy) Astwood, and Isabella Calvert. daughter of Isaiah Calvert and Mary Cartwright. Mary Jane came to the US (New Hampshire) in 1903 and married her 2nd husband, James Richards, born 1872, Middlesbrough, son of James Richards and Isabelle Coverdale. Then in 1908 she married my grandfather, John Aubrey Fanning, in New Hampshire.

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James Metcalfe, police sergeant, son of George Metcalfe &, Ann Astwood, was born Dec. 2, 1830, Kexmoor, Kirkby Malzeard. He died Apr. 18, 1891, 5 Newton St., Middlesbrough. He married Isabella Calvert, March 5, 1872, St. Johns, Middlesbrough.

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Robert William Metcalfe, born 1870, Grewelthorpe. went to Wisconsin to join his aunt Jane Metcalfe. Jane was the wife of John Metcalfe, son of George Metcalfe &, Ann (Nancy) Astwood. I don’t know who Jane’s parents were.
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\nEugene Metcalfe responded in Jan. 2015.
\nI don’,t now who Jane’,s parents were. but Roberts parents were William &, Grace who were my great grandfather &, grandmother . Hope this helps a little

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Request for help from Ian Soanes in Kent. October 2015.
\nI have been doing some family history research for a friend and have hit a brick wall with a Thomas Metcalfe. He died on 13 Jun 1959 in Leeds at age 75. This means he was born about 1884 and I’,m pretty sure he was one of the Thomas Metcalfes born in Ripon around then.

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All I know about him is that he married Elsie Mary Allen in 1931 and had 9 children (one in Richmond District and the rest in Leeds), and that he lived on a farm when he was young, and that he is buried at Sharow Church, Ripon.

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The only Metcalfe I have found in Galphay in the census records is a Thomas Metcalfe (b. c1821 at Azerley Grange, Laverton), who lived at Plover Hill Farm, Galphay with his wife Dinah Moorhouse for many years. This family is mentioned in your list on the Grewelthorpe website.

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I have assumed that ‘,my’, Thomas (1884) is a grandson of Thomas and Dinah but try as I might I can’,t pin down the birth, parents or census records (1891-1911) for ‘,my’, Thomas. \n This is where I need your help.

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If you can help Ian please contact the site.
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\nPeter Hannam would like any information about Eleanor [Nellie] Hannam who married Fred Metcalfe in 1903. please contact the site if you can help.
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\nThanks to Malcolm Hyman for information about John Metcalfe &, Ann Taylor. Sept. 2016.
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If you find this article helpful in your own research, or if you have any information you would like to add, I would love to hear from you.
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\nAGNES ANN METCALFE. Born C.1845 Grewelthorpe. wife of C.L. Metcalfe born Shropshire in C.1845. Living in Darlington in 1901.
\nALICE METCALFE. Born C1536. Wife of Thomas. of Grewelthorpe. Ref. Borthwick Institute DC.CP 1574/3A.
\nALICE METCALFE. nee Matison. Born C.1832.Cheapside. Dau of James Matison of Kent. Wife of William born 1825.
\nALICE METCALFE. a.k.a.Nellie. Born 1888. Dau of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond.
\nALICK METCALFE. Bap. 27.3.1880. Son of William (the joiner) &, Elizabeth.
\nANDREW METCALFE. Bap. 9.9.1821 Aldfield. Son of Thomas &, Mary of North House.
\nANN METCALFE. Born C. 1777. Buried 13.8.1852. Sister of Esther.
\nANN METCALFE. [nee Binks.] Born C. 1807. Grewelthorpe. Dau of William Binks of Thirsk. Widow in 1851.
\nANN METCALFE. Born 23.8.1810 Masham. Died 18.1.1869 USA.
\nDau of James &, Elizabeth Kirkland. Married John Stephen Moody. of Masham on 17.10.1833. Emigrated to New Orleans USA on 22.6.1842.
\nANN METCALFE [Nee ?] Born C.1812. Buried 3.10.1888 Dallowgill. Lived Swetton. Dallowgill. Possibly the wife of William who died 1887.
\nANN METCALFE. Born C. 1817. Ellington. Widow of publican. Possibly the Royal Oak, Grewelthorpe.
\nANN METCALFE. of Grewelthorpe. Banns read for marriage to William Allanson. of Kexmoor in Dec. 1872.
\nANN METCALFE [nee ?]. Born C1832 Buckden. married Joseph [b1813] Lived Syke House, Laverton in 1871. A widow in Azerley in 1881.
\nANN METCALFE. Bap. 26.9.1839 Masham. Buried 1.4.1875 Ripon Cathedral. Dau of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson. Married John Grebby. Farmer of Well. On 26.5.1863.
\nANN METCALFE. Born C. 1842. Aldershaw. Buried 4.2.1848 Kirkby Malzeard. Age 6.
\nANN METCALFE. Born C. 1858. Grewelthorpe. Domestic servant at Hutts Farm. Unmarried in 1881.
\nANN METCALFE. Bap. 20.5.1860 Dallowgill. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah of Lady Hill Dallowgill.
\nANN METCALFE. Bap. 27.7.1861 Kirkby Malzeard. dau of George &, Ann of Braithwaite Hall.
\nANNA MARIA METCALFE. Bap. 24.1.1876. Dau of Elizabeth of Bramley.
\nANNIE METCALFE. Born C. 1883 Harrogate.Dau of Mary.
\nANNIE MECALFE. Brn 1886. Dau of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond.
\nANTHONY METCALFE. Bap. 9.10.1791 Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1851. Son of Thomas &, Sarah of Bramley, Grewelthorpe. Married Margaret Pheason. in 1830. He was lock keeper and ferryman at Westwick near Ripon. Had a son Anthony who became a sailor and emigrated to US.
\nANTHONY METCALFE. Born C. 1820. Bramley Grange. Buried 2.8.1838 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nANTHONY METCALF. Born 11.12.1827 Westwick. Died 20.11.1888 Idaho USA. Son of Anthony &, Margaret Pheason. Went to sea very early and had many adventures all over the world before emigrating to USA . Married Mary Ann Reeder. of Suffolk. They had 11 children. They had a homestead in Idaho. Their son William David was a farmer and state senator. Thanks to Cindy Huffaker for this data.
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\nANTHONY METCALFE. Born C. 1835. Buried 10.1.1864 Dallowgill.
\nBARNETT METCALFE. Born C.1864 Laverton. Son of Joseph &, Anne. Was a servant at Braithwaite Hall, Azerley in 1881. Died 22.12.1930 in Ripon workhouse. Stomach cancer. Buried Kirkby Malzeard.
\nBELL METCALFE. Born C1898 Winksley. Dau of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond.
\nBERTIE METCALFE. Born 1881. Harrogate. Son of Mary.
\nBETSY METCALFE. Born C.1840. Dau of Margaret &, John ? 1841.
\nBLAND METCALFE. Born C. 1851. Fearby. Dau of Mary. Joiner &, Wheelwright living Grewelthorpe in 1911. Unmarried.
\nCATHERINE METCALF. Born C. 1881 Azerley. Grand dau of Thomas &, Dinah.
\nCHARLES METCALFE. Bap. 2.1.1905 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas Edward [The miner] &, Ruth of Carlsmoor.
\nCHRISTOPHER METCALFE. A Collier in 1730’,s working in Colsterdale.
\nCLARE METCALFE. Born 5.1.1886. Dau of William &, Lizzie. Started Grewelthorpe school 1891. Left village 1896. Parents living Kirkby Malzeard 1901.
\nDAVID METCALFE. Bap. 9.4.1864. Lawnwith Kirkby Malzeard. Died 14.10.1938. Funeral G/Thorpe Church. Son of William &, Mary. 1911 Living Glen Cottage in Grewelthorpe. Grewelthorpe Parish Councillor from 1910-1919. See Obit at end.
\nDORIS METCALFE. Born C1901 Winksley. Died 1971. Dau of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond. Married Harry Connor. of Ripon in 1925. [See letter from James O’,Connor above.]
\nDORIS ADINE METCALFE. Bap. 9.8.1903. Dau of William (the joiner) &, Elizabeth.
\nEDEN METCALF. Born C 1857 Dallowgill. Dau of Francis &, Mary.
\nEDGAR METCALFE. Born 4.1.1896. Bap. 8.3.1896. Son of William(the joiner) &, Elizabeth. Started Grewelthorpe school 1902.
\nEDWIN METCALFE. Born C.1837. Winksley. Working Spring Hall, Grewelthorpe in 1851.
\nEDWIN METCLAFE. Son of William. Brother of John William.
\nEDWARD METCALFE. Bap 9.9.1787 Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1853 Grantley. Son of Thomas of Grewelthorpe &, Sarah Ward. Married Mary Varley. in Ripon Cathedral in Feb 1814.
\nEDWARD METCALFE. Born C. 1846 Aldfield.
\nELEANOR METCALFE. Bap. 24.3.1771 Grewelthorpe. Dau of Joseph &, Mary.
\nELI METCALFE. Born C. 1857. Ellingstring. Son of Jonah &, Dorothy. Living East Witton 1871.
\nELISABETH METCALFE. Bap 10.12.1691 Dau of Thomas [coiner] &, Jane Thorpe.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Bap.4.9.1772 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Joseph &, Mary of Grewelthorpe.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born 1782. Died 1830. Dau of Thomas &, Sarah Ward. Married William Beck. of Grewelthorpe on 19.7.1802. had 11 children. Lived Laverton.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C.1793. Kirby Hill. Wife of James.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C. 1813. Colsterdale. Wife of James. Living Kirkby Malzeard 1851.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C1837 Masham. Married John Bould. a house painter of Masham. Had 2 children Isabelle Metcalfe Bould. b.1868. &, Thomas b 1872.
\nELIZABETH BOLTON METCALFE. Born C1843 North Stainley. Dau of George. Married on 11.6.1870 at Kirkby Malzeard church to Robert Baul. a shoemaker from Galphay. [b.1843] son of James Baul. the Blacksmith.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Bap. 1.12.1850. Dau of Richard &, Dorothy.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C.1850 Grewelthorpe married Henry Cundall in 1881 and lived Greygarth Dallowgill up to 1901 census. Had 6 children.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C. 1853 Grewelthorpe. Servant at Laverton in 1881.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Bap. 4.6.1854 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Bap.1.4.1856 at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Dau of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson. Married John Grebby. (brother-in-law) on 29.8.1878 by licence at Leeds Register Office.

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ELIZABETH METCALFE. Born C.1872. See Lizzie.
\nELIZABETH METCALFE. Born 1883. Dau of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond.
\nELLEN METCALFE. Buried 25.1.1805 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nELLEN METCALFE. Born 1837.Grewelthorpe. Buried 24.3.1838 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nELLEN METCALFE [Nee Richmond]. Born C1857 Galphay. Died 1940. Wife of Thomas. Living Red House Farm Winksley in 1911. See James O’,Connor letter above.
\nELLEN METCALFE. Bap. 25.10.1868. Dau of Richard &, Margaret
\nELLEN METCALFE. Dau of Matthew of Bramley Grange. Married James Haw. son of Thomas Haw of Bramley Grange. on 24.11.1845 at Kirkby Malzeard. Witnesses Thomas &, Hannah Metcalfe.
\nELLEN METCALFE. Grand daughter of James the Gamekeeper &, Mary. Married Arthur Toft. Nov 1901 in Castleford.

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ELLICK METCALFE. Born 22.1.1880 Grewelthorpe. Son of William &, Elizabeth. Servant at Dallowgill in 1901.
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\nERNEST METCALFE. Born C.1900. Kirkby Malzeard. Son of William &, Lizzie.
\nESTHER METCALFE. Born C.1771. Buried 22.4.1853. Mother of Stephen.
\nFANNY METCALFE. Dau of Thomas of Kirkby Malzeard. Married William Waite. son of William Waite. of Kirkby Malzeard. on 5.12.1845 at K.Malzeard church.
\nFANNY METCALFE. born C.1847. Grewelthorpe. Wife of Robert. Living Grewelthorpe in 1901.
\nFRANCES METCALFE. Born C. 1853. Richmond. Wife of Robert the Blacksmith.
\nFRANCIS METCALFE. Bap 24.5.1779 Kirkby Malzeard.Son of Robert of Galphay.
\nFRANCIS METCALF. Born C1826 Ramsgill. Married Mary of Coverdale. Lived Quarry House, Laverton in 1871.
\nFRED METCALFE. Born 14.11.1877. Bap.29.3.1878. Died 1950. Son of William (the joiner) &, Elizabeth. Fred a Poulter at Sawley in 1901. 16.12.1903 married Eleanor Hannam.[Nellie] of Grantley. Nellie died in 1970 aged 92.
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\nFLORENCE METCALFE.[Nee ?] Died in March 1984. Husband of J.Metcalfe of Low Skelding Farm.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Son of John. Widower from Bramley Grange when he married Fanny Yeoman. dau of Henry from Bramley Grange. They married on 7.12.1857 at Kirkby Malzeard church.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born 1721 Healey. Died 1803. Son of Thomas &, Mary Askwith.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born 2.4.1747. Masham. Married Jane Mallaby. in 1777.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born 3.11.1783. High Knowle, Masham. Bap. 3.10.1784. Died 17.12.1847. at Masham. Son of George &, Jane Mallaby of Masham. Married Nancy Ann Astwood at Masham 21.1.1810. Had 9 children.

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GEORGE METCALFE. Bap. 10.4.1791 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas of Bramley, Grewelthorpe.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born C. 1793. Grewelthorpe. Husband of Isabella.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born C.1796. Buried 23.7.1873. Mickley.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born C1796 Yorkshire. married to Ann of Kirkby Malzeard. Ref 1841 census.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born C. 1810. Son of John &, Martha. Farmer. Widower in 1851.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Born 1818 Grewelthorpe. Married Jane Metcalfe. of High Knowle Masham. on 6.3.1840.
\nGEORGE JOHN METCALFE. Born 8.4.1824 Yorkshire. Died 9.12.1904. Buried Romney Ontario, Canada. Married Mary Imeson. [b. 6.4.1825] Had dau. Hannah 1852. [See also Imeson page].
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GEORGE METCALFE. Son of John. Widower from Bramley Grange when he married Fanny Yeoman. dau of Henry from Bramley Grange. They married on 7.12.1857 at Kirkby Malzeard church.
\nGEORGE METCALF. Bap.30.8.1855 Mickley. Son of James the shoemaker &, Eliza.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. Bap. 15.6.1862 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas &, Dinah of Lady Hill, Dallowgill.
\nGEORGE METCALFE. 1890 A seedsman and gardener in Masham. Ref. Bulmer’,s 1890 Directory.
\nGEORGE HENRY METCALFE. Bap. 25.11.1907 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas Edward [The Miner] &, Ruth of Carlsmoor.
\nGODFREY METCALFE. Born C. 1890 Ellingstring. A Butcher’,s Assist.son of William [b1849] &, Jane.

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GRACE METCALFE.[ Nee ?]. born C. 1836. Masham. Wife of William the Grocer.
\nHANNAH METCALFE [Nee?] Born C. 1763.Pateley Bridge. Widow in 1851.
\nHANNAH METCALFE. Born C. 1764. Buried 9.11.1853 Ilton. [Ref. Par.Reg.]

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HENRY METCALFE. 1832 Bought a pew in Masham Church for £16. Ref. History of Masham. 1865.
\nHENRY THOMPSON METCALFE. Bap. 14.11.1841 Masham. Died 25.7.1873 Masham. Inquest 26 July 1873 – Cause of death, Temporary Insanity, Acidum Hydrocyenicum. Burial 27 July 1873 at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Son of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson.
\nHILDA METCALFE. Born C. 1893 Ellingstring.dau. of William [b1849] &, Jane.
\nHANNAH METCALFE [Nee?]. Born C. 1821 Nidderdale. Widowed Housekeeper for a farmer in Ringbeck. K.Malzeard in 1881.
\nHANNAH METCALFE. Born C1818 Bedale. A widow she Was the landlady of the Kings Head at Fearby in 1881. She was fined £1 for keeping her house open after midnight.
\nHANNAH METCALFE. Born C. 1827. Azerley. Dressmaker. unmarried in 1871.
\nHANNAH METCALFE. Born 21.6.1852 Ontario Canada. Died 28.7.1927 Windsor, Essex. Dau of George &, Mary Imeson. of Yorkshire. Married Benoni Mallot 28.9.1874 Gosfield, Ontario, Canada. [This data from A. Donat].
\nHANNAH METCALFE. Bap. 17.8.1856 Dallowgill. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah. of Lady Hill, Dallowgill.
\nHILDA METCALFE. Born C. 1893 Ellingstring.dau. of William [b1849] &, Jane.

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HELEN METCALFE. Bap. 3.6.1849 Dallowgill. Dau of William &, Ann.
\nHENRY METCALFE. Bap. 2.3.1780.Masham. Died 9.4.1864 Masham. M.I. St. Marys Church, Masham. See photo of grave at end. Son of Wilks &, Ann Thomson. Married Elizabeth Johnson. of Well. on 6.6.1839.
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Henry Metcalf was the only child born to Wilks and Ann(née Thomson) Metcalf that my research has established. He was baptised on 2 March 1780 at St. Mary’,s, the parish church of Masham in what was the North Riding of Yorkshire, now North Yorkshire. At the time of Henry’,s baptism Wilks and Ann, who had married the previous year in Danby Wiske, were living at Low Ellington, a farm settlement just over two miles north west of Masham in the valley of the River Ure. Neither of them appear to have been Masham people. In later life Henry said his father was a farmer.

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The next references to Henry that I have found come from the Trades Directories of the time. Holden’,s Directory for 1811 has Henry Metcalf (he would have been 31) entered as a Grocer and Draper in Masham. Baines Directory of 1823 for Masham gives Henry, aged 43, as a Grocer and Draper. Eleven years later Pigot’,s 1834 Directory for Masham has Henry, aged 54, entered twice – as a Grocer and Tea Dealer and as a Linen and Woollen Draper, both operating from the Market Place.

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Henry’,s father Wilks, had died aged 76 on 1 August 1819 and was buried in Masham Churchyard on 3 August.

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On 6 June 1839, aged 59, Henry married for the first time. His bride was Elizabeth Johnson, the 27 year old daughter of a farmer. Henry and Elizabeth married in St. Mary’,s Church, Masham and interestingly Henry gave his rank or profession as Gentleman. Later that month on 23 June Henry’,s mother Ann died aged 89, twenty years after the death of her husband.

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Henry and Elizabeth’,s first child, Ann, was born and baptised on 26 September 1839 at St. Mary’,s, Masham.

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In White’,s 1840 Directory of Masham Henry is no longer entered as a shopkeeper but as a gentleman.

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On the 1841 Census Return Henry stated that he was of independent means. He was living with his wife and daughter on the north side of Masham Market Place. A 13 year old servant girl, Elizabeth Rafter. lived with them. A son, Henry Thompson, was born and baptised at St. Mary’,s on 14 November 1841. In 1844 when Wilks, their third child, was born Henry again gave his status or profession as gentleman. A fourth child, John, was baptised on 27 June 1846 but died on 25 November 1848 aged 2. John was buried with his grandparents, Wilks and Ann, in Masham Churchyard where there is a headstone and still legible monumental inscription giving these details.

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The 1851 Census Return recorded Henry 71, Elizabeth 38, the three children – Ann 11, Henry 9 and Wilks 7 and a 17 year old general servant Mary Place. living in Masham. On this occasion Henry gave his status as Landed Proprietor.

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A fifth child, Elizabeth was born and baptised at St. Mary’,s on 1 April 1856, when Henry was 76.

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The 1861 Census Return shows the family living in Park Street, Masham. Henry was 81, Elizabeth 50, Ann 21, Henry 19 – a farmer of 10 acres and Elizabeth 5. Living with them was an 18 year old house servant, Mary Banks. Henry gave his status as Retired Grocer. Wilks had left home and was living in Ripon, apprenticed to a Linen and Woollen Draper.

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On 23 May 1863 Henry’,s daughter Ann married John Grebby. a farmer from Well, at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Henry’,s will dated 12 December 1863, appointed his wife Elizabeth, daughter Ann Grebby. and a friend, Henry Calvert. a Masham solicitor, as executors and trustees.

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Henry died on 9 April 1864, aged 84, and was buried in Masham Churchyard on 15 April. He was buried alongside his parents and son John. There is a headstone with a still legible inscription saying, ‘,In Remembrance of Henry Metcalf of Masham who died on 9 April 1864 aged 84’,.

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Henry left a detailed will. He died owning property and land, to all intents and purposes a fairly wealthy man. Everything was left to his wife and children. There is no indication that Henry had been born into a prosperous family. It seems that he must have spent his bachelor years working hard to establish himself as a shopkeeper/businessman and that his success was based on his own efforts and qualities.

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HENRY METCALFE. 1832 Bought a pew in Masham Church for £16. Ref. History of Masham. 1865.
\nHENRY THOMPSON METCALFE. Bap. 14.11.1841 Masham. Died 25.7.1873 Masham. Inquest 26 July 1873 – Cause of death, Temporary Insanity, Acidum Hydrocyenicum. Burial 27 July 1873 at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Son of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson.

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HILDA METCALFE. Born C. 1893 Ellingstring.dau. of William [b1849] &, Jane.

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HORACE METCALFE. Died Jan 4th ? age 74yrs. Husband of Martha. Lived 41 Princess Rd.Ripon. Labourer. Left all his bed and household linen to the WRVS and the residue equally between the Nat.Society for Cancer Relief and the R.N.I.B. Left £9,777.55 gross.

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ISABEL[LA] METCALF. Bap.18.6.1854 Mickley. Buried 23.8.1854 Mickley. Dau of James the shoemaker &, Eliza.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Born C.1802. Clifton. Wife of George.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Dau of John of Kirkby Malzeard. Married Joseph Wigglesworth. son of Benjamin of Thornthwaite. on 26.8.1848 at Kirkby Malzeard.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Born C. 1832.Sharow. Wife of Thomas.
\nLiving High Knowle Ilton [widow] with dau. Mary in 1891.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Born C. 1839 Grewelthorpe. Wife of James of Kexmoor. Living Middlesborough 1891.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Born C. 1862 Laverton. Dau of Joseph &, Anne.
\nISABELLA METCALFE. Bap. 4.9.1864. Buried 26.11.1882. Dau of William ( the Grocer) &, Grace.
\nISA METCALFE. Born C.1880 Grewelthorpe. Maleservant living North Stainley in 1901.
\nISAIAH METCALFE. Born C.1835. Grewelthorpe. Husband of Hannah of Leeds. Living Liverpool in 1871.

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JAMES METCALFE. Born 9.3.1783 Masham. Died 27.11.1850 Masham. Son of Thomas &, Sarah Ward. Married Elizabeth Kirkland. of Burneston on 22.4.1809.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C.1789. Ilton. Husband of Elizabeth. Pauper in 1851.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1791. Buried 7.3.1852 Kirkby Malzeard. [Ref.Par.Reg.]
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C 1798. Lived Fearby. Buried Masham 21.4.1836 age 38. [Ref. Parish record]
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1808 Grewelthorpe. Husband of Mary born Masham C. 1810. Living Scriven 1871.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Bap. 8.12.1811 Kirkby Malzead. Son of John of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. Par Reg]
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1813. Bramley Grange. Husband of Elizabeth. Living Town St. Kirkby Malzeard in 1851.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C.1814 Grewelthorpe. Gamekeeper for the Scriven Park estate in 1851 at Appleby Carr. married to Mary Metcalfe of Ilton. Had son James also a gamekeeper.
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\nGrave of James &, Mary in Knaresborough cemetery.
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\nJAMES METCALFE. Born 2.12.1830. Grewelthorpe. Died 1840. Son of George &, Ann Astwood.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C 1831 Fearby. Married Jane of Carthorpe.

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JAMES METCALFE. Born 2.12.1830. Kexmoor. Died 18.4.1891 Middlesborough. Husband of Isabella Calvert. married 5.3.1872 St. Johns Middlesborough. Lving Middlesborough 1891 a retired police sergeant.
\nThanks to Geraldine Huppe for this data.

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JAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1847 Masham. Head Gardener at Swinton Garden House in 1891. Married to Annie of Berkshire.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C1848 Scriven. Son of James [Gamekeeper.] married Elizabeth of Pateley Bridge. In 1891 he was a Colliery labourer near Pontefract.
\nJAMES THOMAS METCALFE. Born C.1860 Reeth. Eldest son of John &, Dinah Metcalfe. of Town End Hall Reeth. Died Laverton Dec. 1937. Age 77. see Obit at end.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1866. Kirkby Malzeard. Son of William &, Mary.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C. 1880. unmarried. Under gardener at Palace Gardens North Stainley in 1901. Possibly the son of James of Scriven.
\nJAMES METCALFE. Born C1895 Winksley. Son of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond. Joiners Apprentice in 1911. Killed WW1 on 27.9.1915 in Flanders, France.
\nHe was in the 12th Batt. Prince of Wales own West Yorks Regt. Number 14652.
\nHis name is on the Loos Memorial.
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\nLoos Memorial. France.
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\nJANE METCALFE. Bap March 1700/1701? Dau of Thomas [coiner] &, Jane Thorpe.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1722. Died 17.1.1777 wife of Francis. M.I. Masham Churchyard
\nJANE METCALFE [nee Mallaby.] Born 1756. Died 1808. Wife of George. Married 31.3.1777.
\nJANE METCALFE.[Nee ?] Born 2.9.1818 High Knowle, Masham. dau of George /*Ann Nancy Astwood*. Jane married George Metcalfe. 6.3.1840. Possibly the Jane that was buried Kirkby Malzeard 19.5.1848 age 29.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C.1819 Dau of Matthew. Married on 24.10.1839 at Kirkby Malzeard to David Richmond. son of John. See Richmond page.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1833 Stonebeck Down. Dau of John the shoemaker. Married on 20.12.1854 at Kirkby Malzeard church to William Gill. [b.1826] son of Edward Gill.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C.1839. Buried 29.4.1873 Mickley.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1856 Fearby. Dau of James &, Jane.
\nJANE METCALFE. June 1859. Banns read at Grewelthorpe for marriage to Christopher Prest.
\nJANE METCALF. Born C.1861 Dallowgill. Dau of Francis &, Mary. Living Quarry House Laverton in 1871.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C.1866 Masham. Dau of Thomas &, Isabella.
\nJANE ANN METCALFE. Born C.1875. Ilton. Unmarried Domestic servant at Dallowgill in 1901. Married 24.4.1905 at Kirkby Malzeard to Richard Gregg of Kirkby Malzeard. [b.1873] son of George. Eliza Metcalfe. witness at wedding.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1826. Dau of George &, Isabella.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1833. Dau of Ann.
\nJANE METCALFE. Bap. 23.7.1857 Dallowgill. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah.
\nJANE METCALFE. Bap. 1.4.1860. Dau of George &, Frances. Farmer. Nook House. Grewelthorpe.
\nJANE METCALFE. Born C. 1860. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah Moorhouse. of Plover Hill, Kirkby Malzeard. Married on 2.3.1885 at Kirkby Malzeard church to William Richmond. [b.1863] son of David Richmond. see Richmond page.
\nJOHN METCALFE Married Cattran Wintersgill at Masham on 30 May 1678. Lived Healey.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap 11.10.1683 Masham. Son of John &, Cattran Wintersgill of Healey.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap 29 Aug 1702 Possibly the Son of John &, Jane Beckwith.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born 15.8.1717 Knaresborough. Died 1810. Buried Spofforth Churchyard. Known as Blind Jack. He was a road builder. Caught smallpox aged 6 and was left blind. Married Dolly Benson. dau of landlord of Royal Oak, Knaresborough. He built 3 mile road between Harrogate &, Boroughbridge. In his life he built 180 miles of roads and bridges.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C1767. Buried Masham 16 July 1849. Married Ann Taylor. of Ilton cum Pott. on\n 14 December 1801. John was 34 and Ann 31 at the time of the marriage.
\nAnn was baptised at Masham on 15 September 1770 and was the daughter of John and Ann Taylor of Ilton cum Pott. Ann was buried at Masham on 22 September 1849.

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JOHN METCALFE. In 1770’,s he was a collier working at Healey Pasture End below Agra Crags. In 1782 he worked at Gollinglith Ridge in Colstersale looking for a coal seam.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1780. Husband of Martha. Possibly the John that was Buried 30.3.1848 Age 68. Lived Grewelthorpe.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1782. Lived West End Pateley Bridge.. Buried 4.1.1840 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1785. Lived Grewelthorpe. Buried 3.12.1837 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas &, Sarah Ward.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1808. Grewelthorpe. Buried 1.11.1837 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born 13.7.1813. Masham.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1817 West End, Pateley Bridge. Buried 12.4.1836 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap. 12.10.1823 Aldfield. Son of Thomas &, Mary of North House.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Of Carlsmore –, a Joiner. In 1841 was charged on the information of George Umpleby a game watcher. with having on the night of 29th Sept. using a net for destroying game in a field occupied by Wm. Burrell. in Laverton. Metcalfe was sentenced to 7 days in prison. [Ref. Yorks Gazette Oct 1841.]
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C.1826. Shoemaker in 1841.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1835 Healeugh. Married Dinah of Hurst. Lived Townend Hall, Reeth in 1881. Father of James Thomas the clock repairer of Laverton.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C.1840/2, Son of Richard of Healey. Husband of Ann Lye. Married in 1872.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born 1844 Ripon. Son of William &, Mary. 1861 Felt worker in Leeds.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap. 25.1.1846. Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George [The Farmer] &, Jane of Bramley Grange.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap. 27.6.1846 at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Died 25.11.1848 aged 2 years 9 months. Burial 26 Nov. at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Son of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson.

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JOHN METCALF. Bap. 30.6.1847 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George &, Mary of Grewelthorpe.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1849 Aldfield. Son of William &, Nancy.
\nIn 1861 he was a Bobbin Turner in Winksley.
\nJOHN METCALF. Bap. 6.3.1853 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas &, Dinah. Unmarried Joiner, Living Azerley 1881.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Bap. 20.8.1854 Kirkby Malzeard. Illeg. Son of Martha. Father was Thomas Geldart. Martha was a servant at Braithwait Hall.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C.1869. son of William Metcalfe (Shoemaker) &, Elizabeth Warriner. Living Middlesmoor 1871.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1870. Lawnwith, Kirkby Malzeard. Died 2.5.1937.M.I. Blacksmith. 4th Son of William &, Mary. Husband of Martha.[Married 1910] Lived Lake Terrace, Grewelthorpe. see photo of grave at end. Martha was from Croft Spa. [ref.1911 census]
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C. 1871. Bolton Yorks. son of Mary born C.1843.
\nJOHN METCALFE. Born C.1880 Grewelthorpe. Living North Stainley as an under gardener aged 21 u/m at Palace Gardens in 1901.
\nJOHN WILLIAM METCALFE. Lived Bedale. August 1893 Banns read at Grewelthorpe for marriage to Mary Ann Bulmer of Grewelthorpe.
\nJOHN WILLIAM METCALFE. Farmer at Swinton Grange Farm Masham. Son of William Metcalfe. Brother of Edwin. Married Florrie Gill. on 23.10.1937 at Fearby.
\nJONAH METCALFE. Son of Matthew of Grewelthorpe. Married Dorothy Carling. Dau of Godfrey Carling of Grewelthorpe. on 12.4.1847 at Kirkby Malzeard church.
\nJONATHAN METCALFE. Son of Peter of Fellbeck. Married Mary Horner. dau of John Horner Gamekeeper at Fountains Earth. Married on 12.5.1845 at Kirkby Malzeard.

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JOSEPH METCALFE. Died 1777/8 Grewelthorpe. Husband of Mary.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C. 1751. Lived Mickley. Buried 10.2.1821. Ref. Kirkby Malzeard Parish reg.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Bap.15.2.1778 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Joseph [deceased] &, Mary. Grewelthorpe.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C.1813 Buswick. Married to Anne of Buckden. Lived Syke House, Laverton in 1871.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C. 1822. Lived West End Pateley Bridge. Buried 10.3.1846 Kirkby Malzeard. Age 24.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C. 1842. Son of Matthew. Married on 25.5.1863 to Elizabeth Chaffer. at Kirkby Malzeard church. Joseph was schoolmaster. Elizabeth [b.1844] dau of Thomas Chaffer. They were living in Easingwold in 1901.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C. 1856 Aldfield. Son of William &, Nancy. Living Winksley 1861.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Born C1858 Bedale. In 1911 he was a plate layer on the railway. He married Violet of Masham in 1890. They had 4 children. 2 had died in 1911.
\nJOSEPH METCALFE. Bap. 19.10.1879. Son of William &, Mary. Bramley Grange.
\nLAURA ANN METCALFE. Bap. 21.8.1883. Dau of William (the joiner) &, Elizabeth. Grewelthorpe. Servant at Maryfield 1901. Her Father William was prosecuted in 1895 for not sending Laura to school.
\nLEONARD METCALFE. Bap. 4.2.1934. Son of Doris May.
\nLETITIA METCALFE. Born C. 1868. Kirkby Malzeard. Died November 1937. Dau of William &, Mary. Married John Barker. who died in 1901.[See Barker page]. Lived Crosshills Grewelthorpe. Was Sunday school teacher &, PCC member. Sister of David.
\nLIZZIE METCALFE. Born C.1872. Grewelthorpe. Wife of William the Carpenter.Living Kirkby Malzeard 1901.
\nMARGARET METCLAFE. Born C. 1806.
\nMARGARET METCALFE. Born 1849. Ripon. Dau of William &, Mary.
\nMARGARET METCALFE. Born C 1865 Dau of James &, Jane. Living Low Worsall 1871.
\nMARGARET METCALFE. Born C1879 Skipton on Swale. Dau of Thomas &, Catherine.
\nMARK METCALFE. Born C.1838. Fearby. Grandson of Richard Bland (the Carpenter) &, Elizabeth Bland.
\nMARK METCALFE. Bap 27.10.1872. Son of Richard &, Margaret.
\nMARK METCALFE. Born C. 1881. Ripon. Coal yard worker. Son of Thomas &, Mary. Living Bondgate, Ripon 1901.
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Born C. 1780. Wife of John. This is possibly the Martha Metcalfe. Buried 2.3.1854 aged 75 of Bramley. [Ref. Par.Reg].
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Born C. 1835. Dau of George (Blacksmith) &, Ann. Grand dau of William Binks.
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Born C. 1838. Dau of Margaret &, John ?. 1841.
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Bap. 30.5.1847. Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of George &, Jane of Bramley Grange.
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Died October 4th ? in hospital age 62. Wife of Horace of 41 Princess Rd.Ripon.
\nMARTHA METCALFE. Born C. 1885. Died July 1962 age 77. Widow of John of Lake Terrace Grewelthorpe.
\nMARY METCALFE. Bap 3. Dec 1698 Dau of Thomas [coiner] &, Jane Thorpe.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1737. Lived Grewelthorpe. Buried 14.4.1821. Ref. Kirkby Malzeard Par. Reg.
\nMARY METCALFE. Bap. 12.3.1770 Grewelthorpe. Dau of Joseph &, Mary.
\nMARY METCALFE. Bap. 14.3.1776 Grewelthorpe. Dau of Joseph &, Mary.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1789. Lived West End. Pateley Bridge. Buried 29.7.1846 Kirkby Malzeard. Age 57.
\nMARY METCALFE. Buried 1.7.1802. Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Andrew of Grewelthorpe.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born 31.12.1815. Kexmoor. Dau of George &, Ann. married Thomas Scurrah a wool sorter in Masham.on 18.11.1843. at Kirkby Malzeard church.
\nMARY ANN METCALFE. Bap. 23.8.1818 Aldfield. Dau of Joseph [weaver &, bleacher] &, Ellen.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1822. Grewelthorpe. Living in Fearby in 1871. Wife of William, Carpenter from Healey.
\nMARY METCALF [nee ?]. Born C1822 Coverdale. Married Francis Metcalf of Ramsgill. Living Quarry House, Laverton in 1871.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1825. Lived Thornthwaite. Buried 28.3.1846 Kirkby Malzeard Age 21.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1825 Grewelthorpe. dau of Matthew of Hackfall, Grewelthorpe. Married on 9.10.1866 at Kirkby Malzeard church to William Wright. [b.1823] son of Leonard Wright.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1826. Laverton. Unmarried house servant in 1861.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1838. Kirkby Malzeard. Wife of William the farmer.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1844. Dau of George of Bramley Grange.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1843/4 Grewelthorpe. Living Bilton Harrogate in 1891. with children and nephew.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born 1845 Ripon. Dau of William &, Mary.
\nMARY JANE METCALFE. Born C1845. Buried 21.9.1907 Dallowgill.
\nMARY METCALFE. Dec.1859 Banns read at Grewelthorpe for marriage to Thomas Gill. of Kirkby Malzeard.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C.1858. Ripon. Wife of Thomas the Carter. Living Bondgate, Ripon in 1901.
\nMARY METCALFE. Born C. 1862 Healey. Dau of Thomas &, Isabella. Living High Knowle Ilton in 1891.
\nMARY METCALFE. Bap.9.6.1867 Dallowgill. Dau of Thomas &, Dinah of Lady Hill.
\nMARY METCLAFE. Born C.1876.
\nMARY METCALFE. Oct. 1875.Banns read at Grewelthorpe for marriage to Thomas Pickersgill of Kirkby Malzeard.
\nMARY JANE METCALFE. Born C.1879 Middlesborough. Dau of James of Kexmoor &, Isabella Calvert. of Grewelthorpe. Married John Thomas Goodfellow. of Middlesboro. in 1899. had son James Goodfellow.[1899-1939]
\nMary Jane Metcalfe, born Dec. 21, 1878, Middlesbrough, She was the daughter of James Metcalfe, policeman, born Kexmoor, Kirkby Malzeard, son of George Metcalfe and Ann (Nancy) Astwood, and Isabella Calvert. daughter of Isaiah Calvert and Mary Cartwright. Mary Jane went to the US (New Hampshire) in 1903 and married her 2nd husband, James Richards, born 1872, Middlesbrough, son of James Richards and Isabelle Coverdale. Then in 1908 she married John Aubrey Fanning, in New Hampshire. Thanks to Geraldine
\nHuppe for this information.

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MATTHEW METCALFE. Born C. 1752. Buried 13.12.1849 aged 87. Kirkby Malzeard. [Ref.Par.Reg].
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. Bap 15.6.1788 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George of Well House, Blackhill, Grewelthorpe.
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. 1808 was Parish Clerk in Masham. He was present at the buriel of Miss Hardcastle which took place at 8p.m. by torchlight. He was master of the Masham Charity School and received charity money £24.12s.4d. per annum to teach 35 children from Masham Parish. Ref. 1865 History of Masham.
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. Born C1828 Masham. Married to *Mary A.
\nHardy.* of Wolviston. [Dau of John &, Hannah Hardy] Matthew was a Brickmaker in Sedgefield in 1861. with 3 children. Hannah, Frances &, Robert. In 1871 had also Eleanor, Matthew, George Hardy &, James, born Embleton. George H. moved to Pennsylvania and was killed in a coal mining accident in 1908.
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. Born C 1829 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George &, Ann of Kirkby Malzeard. Working as an Ag. Lab at Swinton in 1851.
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. Bap. 7.12.1861 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of William &, Mary of Lawnwith, Kirkby Malzeard.
\nMATTHEW PERCY METCALFE. Bap.9.5.1869 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas &, Dinah of Lady Hill.
\nMATTHEW METCALFE. Bap. 6.4.1876 Dallowgill. Son of Edwin &, Mary Jane.
\nNANCY METCALFE. Born 14 April 1802. Bap. 19 April 1802 Masham. Dau of John &, Ann Taylor. Nancy married John Tennant at Masham on 10 January 1824. She was buried at St. Mary, Masham on 22 July 1880.

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NANCY METCALFE. Dau of Peter of Laverton. Married on 15.10.1853 at Kirkby Malzeard to William Stephenson. of Hartwith son of Duke Stephenson.
\nPARCIVAL METCALFE. Bap 9. Dec 1694. Son of Thomas [coiner] &, Jane Thorpe.
\nPOLLY METCALFE. Born C. 1854. St.Helens. Dau of Hannah the dressmaker.
\nRAYMOND METCALFE. Born 1900 Wisconsin. Son of Robert &, Emma Foehringer. Married Lillian Walz. had 3 sons. Robert: Eugene: Russell.
\nREBECCA METCALFE. Born 1825. Dau of Peter &, Mary Wood. Married George Thackray. of Bramley Grange. [See Thackray page] Had 9 children.
\nRICHARD METCALFE. A saddler from Healey. Father of John Metcalfe.
\nRICHARD METCALFE. Born C1784. Died 27.11.1842. Son of James of Masham. Was apprenticed to Mr. Bucktrout. of Bedale to learn to be a house painter &, sign painter. he was however an accomplished artist. He was paid 15 guineas for painting the Kings Arms in Masham Church.
\nRICHARD METCALFE. Born 1842 Ripon. Son of William &, Mary. 1871. Drayman in Bradford.
\nROBERT METCALFE. Born C. 1781. Lived Azerley. Buried 15.6.1841 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nROBERT METCALFE. Born C. 1841 Masham. 1851 in Leyburn Workhouse.
\nROBERT METCALFE. Born C. 1844. Grewelthorpe. Blacksmith. Son of George &, Isabella. Husband of Frances[b.C1843] of Richmond. Married C1874. No children. Living Grewelthorpe in 1911.
\nROBERT METCALFE. Bap 19.8.1863. Son of William &, Grace. Farmer.
\nROBERT WILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1870. Grewelthorpe.Died 24.5.1901 aged 31 in Wisconsin. Son of William (the grocer) &, Grace. Robert emigrated to Wisconsin to join his aunt Jane Metcalfe. the wife of John, the son of George &, Ann [Nancy] Astwood. He married Emma Foehringer. Had son Raymond b. 1900. See Obituary at end. See note from Eugene Metcalfe at top of page.

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ROBERT METCALFE. was Victualler of “The Board” Grewelthorpe. 1822 Baines Directory.
\nROBERT METCALFE. Born C. 1872 Galphay. Son of Thomas &, Catherine.
\nRUTH METCALFE. Bap. 15.4.1906 [Easter Sunday] Dallowgill. Dau of Thomas Edward [The Miner] &, Ruth of Carlsmoor.
\nSARAH METCALFE. Born C. 1758. Buried 33.1.1846 age 88, Kirkby Malzeard.
\nSARAH METCALFE. Buried 17.1.1796 Kirkby Malzeard. Wife of Thomas of Grewelthorpe.
\nSARAH METCALFE. Bap.19.9.1810 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of John of Low Bramley, Grewelthorpe.
\nSARAH A. METCALFE. Born C. 1871 Galphay. Dau of Thomas &, Catherine.
\nSTEPHEN METCALFE. Born C.1807. Schoolmaster. Son of Esther. Unmarried in Kirkby Malzeard 1861.
\nSTEPHEN METCALFE. Born C1858 Masham. Cattle dealer in 1881 living with his widowed Mother Hannah [landlady].
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Of Grewelthorpe. Married to Alice.[b1536].
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born 11.3.1660 Healey. Son of John [b.1630]&, Jane. Married Jane Thorpe. at Masham in 1691. Was executed in 1709 for high treason for coining.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Bap. 13 May 1693. Died 27.Feb 1785 Masham. Son of Thomas the coiner &, Jane Thorpe. married Mary Askwith. of Masham in 1720.
\nTHOMAS METCALF. of Pateley Bridge Married May 1817 to Mary Hawkridge. of Pateley Bridge. Ref.Leeds Mercury Issue 2708.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. born C.1753. Died 22.4.1774. Son of Francis &, Jane. M.I. Masham Churchyard.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born 7.4.1754 Masham. Died 1823 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of William &, Jane Handley. Married [1] Sarah Ward. of Masham on 23.11.1780. Married [2] Elizabeth Fryer. of Grewelthorpe on 2.7.1796.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C. 1756. Lived Bramley Grange. Buried 28.10.1840 Kirkby Malzeard.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Bap.10.2.1788 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas of Bramley Grange, Grewelthorpe. &, Sarah Ward.
\nTHOMAS PROCTOR METCALFE. Born C. 1821. Winksley. Unmarried Carter &, Farm servant in 1861. Married Catherine born Healey in 1837. Lived Sceif House, Azerley in 1881 with wife &, 4 children.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C. 1821 Azerley. Son of Matthew of Lawnwith. Farmer at Plover Hill, Azerley 1881. Married to Dinah[Diane] Moorhouse. [born Laverton 1825.] dau of John Moorhouse. Gamekeeper at Laverton. Marriage on 4.10.1852 at Kirkby Malzeard Church. Witnesses William &, Mary Metcalfe.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born 23.5.1826. Kexmoor. Died 8.1.1884. Son of George &, Ann Astwood.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C1839/40. Biggin Grange. Buried 21.2.1840. Kirkby Malzeard.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C. 1843. Bramley Grange. Son of James &, Elizabeth. Living Kirkby Malzeard in 1851. It is possible this is the Thomas who died in 1863 and was buried 30.6.1863 in Dallowgill.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born 1845 Ripon. Died 1904 Ripon. Son of William &, Mary. Married Mary Ann Marriner. in 1873. Thomas was a railway plate layer in 1901.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Bap. 17.9.1848 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Richard &, Dorothy of Bramley Grange. Carter. Husband of Mary. Lived Bondgate Ripon in 1901.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C 1865 Byholme. Son of James &, Jane. Living Low Worsall 1871.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C.1858 Laverton. Died 1940. Son of Joseph &, Anne. Living with widowed Mother in Azerley in 1881. Married Ellen Richmond. of Galphay in 1882. Living Red House Farm Winksley in 1911. had 7 children. [See James O’,Connor letter above]
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C. 1865. Ilton. Married on 1891 census.
\nTHOMAS EDWIN METCALFE. Born C. 1876 Baldersby. Son of Thomas &, Catherine.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Born C1893 Winksley. Killed WW1. Son of Thomas &, Ellen Richmond.
\nTHOMAS METCALFE. Bap. 2.1.1905 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas Edward [The Miner] &, Ruth of Carlsmoor.
\nWILKS METCALFE. Born C.1743. Died 1.8.1819 M.I. St. Marys Masham. Married to Ann Thomson. of Danby Wiske.on 13.5.1779. she died 23.6.1839 age 89. Son John died age 2years. See Photo of grave at end.
\nResearch into Wilks Metcalfe provided by Sandra Compton.

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Wilks Metcalf must have been born around the year 1743 for when he died in 1819 he was said to have been 76 years old. I have not been able to find any reference to his birth.

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His unusual Christian name suggests that he was connected to the family of William Metcalfe who died in Burneston, about six miles north east of Masham, in 1737 and had descendents (and probably antecedents) carrying the name Wilk(e)s for many generations. So far I have not been able to find a direct link to that family.

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The first reference to Wilks that I have found in public records is his marriage to Ann Thomson on 13 May 1779, after banns, at Danby Wiske, a village about three miles north west of Northallerton in what was the North Riding of Yorkshire, now North Yorkshire. At the time of his marriage, when he was about 36, Wilks was resident in the parish of Worsal, a very small settlement in the valley of the River Tees about ten miles north of Northallerton.

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On 2 March 1780 a son, Henry, was baptised at St. Mary’,s the parish church of Masham. At this point Wilks and Ann were living at Low Ellington, a farming settlement just over two miles north west of Masham, in the valley of the River Ure. The only reference I have to the possible occupation of Wilks is that when Henry married in 1839, long after the death of his father, he gave his father ‘,s rank or profession as farmer.

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No other children were baptised at Masham.

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Wilks died in Masham on 1 August 1819 aged 76. He was buried in Masham Churchyard. There is a headstone with a still legible monumental inscription saying, ‘,Sacred to the memory of Wilks Metcalf of Masham who departed this life 1 August 1819 aged 76 years. Also of Ann his widow who died 23June 1839 aged 89 years. Also John Metcalf their grandson who died 23 November 1848 aged two years and 9 months.’,

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WILLIAM METCALFE. Born 25.12.1722. Masham. Son of Thomas &, Mary Askwith. Married in 1751 to Jane Handley. [b.1726]
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1768. Buried 30.4.1851 aged 83 Ilton. [Ref.Par.Reg.]
\nWILIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1802 Fountains Earth. Married to Nancy of Stonebeck Up. [b.1813].
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born 30.3.1811 Masham. Bap 28.4.1811. son of George &, Ann Astwood. Married Rachel Elizabeth Curtis 28.9.1840. William Died in USA 14.9.1871.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C.1812. Buried 5.4.1887 Dallowgill. Lived Swetton, Dallowgill.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born 1814 Ripon. Married Mary of Grewelthorpe. [b.1813] in July 1840.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1821. Son of James &, Elizabeth.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1825. Kexmoor. Husband of Alice of Cheapside.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1826 Kirkby Malzeard. Widower living alone in 1891 in K.Malzeard.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1831. Azerley. Farm servant at Bush Farm. unmarried in 1881.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1834. Son of George &, Isabella. Brother of Robert the Blacksmith. Married Grace of Masham. Grocer &, Cream Cheese maker. Possibly had 7 children. Robert 1870: Matthew: Ed: John: William: George &, Isabella 1864.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1835. Kirkby Malzeard. Husband of Mary. Farmer Bramley Grange.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1837. Grewelthorpe. Son of George (Blacksmith) &, Ann. Grandson of William Binks of Thirsk. Husband of Elizabeth Warriner. dau of George (The schoolteacher) &, Mary Warriner. from Middlesmoor. William a shoemaker.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1842 Son of John. Living Leeds when wed. Married on 31.3.1866 Kirkby Malzeard church to Maria Reynard. [b.1844] dau of George the shoemaker in Kirkby Malzeard.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1843. Son of John the Carpenter. Kirkby Malzeard. married on 23.5.1868 at Kirkby Malzeard church. to Elizabeth Hill. [b.1843] dau of John a Gardener in Kirkby Malzeard.
\nWILKS METCALFE. Born 28 January 1844. Bap. 24 March 1844 at St. Mary’,s, Masham. Died 3.10.1885 North Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. Son of Henry &, Elizabeth Johnson. Married Jane of Newton-le-Willows on 6 June 1865 at the parish church of St. Patrick, Patrick Brompton.

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WILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1849. Grewelthorpe. Son of Jonah &, Dorothy. Living East Witton 1871 –, 1911. Married Jane of East Witton in 1874. They had 7 children. 6 living in 1911.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1852 Aldfield. Son of William &, Nancy. Living Winksley 1861.
\nWILLIAM YEOMAN METCALFE. Bap. 24.2.1856 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George &, Frances Yeoman. of High Bramley
\nThis is probably the Wm who died in Ripon workhouse 7.12.1942. gangrene of foot &, Senile decay. Buried Kirkby Malzeard by his sons. Address given as Kirkby Moor.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1857. Swinton. Son of Ann the Publican. Possibly the William, husband of Lizzie Pickles. a Carpenter. living in Kirkby Malzeard in 1901. Banns read Grewelthorpe Sept.1894.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C1862 Masham. In 1911 he was a Cinder Drawer in Coke Ovens. Living Fearby.
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\n A man would fill a metal box, roughly 2 storeys\n high, with coal dust and then the whole lot would be set on fire. The\n extracts were tar, sulfate of ammonia &, benzine. Benzine would be sent\n to the refinery for refining into petrol/gasoline. The majority of men\n would suffer with chest/breathing problems from the smoke and fumes\n given off during this process. The Coke [Cinder] Drawer was the person pushing\n the coke out of the oven when it was ready.
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\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1863. Masham. Farm servant at Mowbray Hall Grewelthorpe in 1881.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Bap. 9.10.1864 Dallowgill. Son of Thomas &, Dinah. Witness at wedding of sister Jane &, William Richmond. on 2.3.1885.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Bap.26.3.1867. Buried 28.3.1867. Son of Richard &, Margaret.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1868 Pateley Bridge. Nephew of Mary Metcalfe born C.1843. Living Hgte. 1891.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Born C. 1872. Kirkby Malzeard. Son of William &, Mary. In 1911 living at Glen Cottage Grewelthorpe with his Brother David. Both unmarried.
\nWILLIAM METCALFE. Sept/Oct 1877 Banns read at Grewelthorpe for marriage to Elizabeth Thackray both of Grewelthorpe Parish.
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Obituary of Robert Metcalfe. 1870-1901.
\nSubmitted by Kathy Derene. Aug. 2009.

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“Sudden Summons.

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Robert W. Metcalf was born in England on May 23, 1870, emigrated to America in 1894 and came directly to relatives at Glen Haven, Wisconsin, where he died, May 24, 1901, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Jane Metcalf. At the time of his death, which was entirely unexpected, his wife was visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Foehringer, a few miles from Cassville. Mr. Metcalf was in his usual state of health and only spoke of not feeling well at eleven o’clock Thursday evening but laughed at the idea of calling a doctor. The man to whom he spoke at that time went up stairs to bed and on coming down in the morning saw Mr. Metcalf lying on the floor with his head on a pillow. Thinking him asleep the man went about his work at the barn and returning found the sleeper in the same position and on attempting to awaken him, found that it was the sleep of death. A physician was summoned and relatives and neighbors apprised of the sudden summons. His young wife, to whom he was married about two years ago, was expecting her husband to come after her and the baby, Raymond, but instead received the shocking news of his death. The funeral was held at the Metcalf home on Sunday afternoon, the Glen Haven camp M.W.A., of which the decedent was a member, having charge of the funeral, Rev. Phillips of Cassville was the officiating minister, and members of the Ramsey church choir assisted in the service by singing. Floral emblems adorned the casket. Interment in the yellow school house cemetery. F. Eckstein of this village was the undertaker.”
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Obituary in Ripon Gazette 9.12.1937 For James Thomas Metcalfe. 1860-1937.
\nThe death has occurred of James Thomas Metcalfe age 77 a native of Reeth. Eldest son of John Metcalfe of Town End Hall, Reeth. James apprenticed as a Joiner. He had an interest in repairing clocks especially Grandfather Clocks and he partly traded in them. Some of his clocks were sent to America. He had a quiet disposition. His wife died a few years ago. He came to Laverton 11 years ago. [1926] and he bought the business off the late James Wright.
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\nObituary in Ripon Gazette 20.10.1938. of David Metcalfe 1864-1938.
\nThe death has occured of David Metcalfe age 75 of Cross Hills Grewelthorpe. He was the second son of the late William Metcalfe of Bramley Grange. He was keenly interested in local affairs and held a number of public offices. He was Past Churchwarden. Chairman of the Parish Council retiring 1935. A trustee of Grewelthorpe Charities. He was well known in agricultural circles and farmed at The Glen until 1933.
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\nGrave of John Metcalfe in Grewelthorpe churchyard.
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\nGrave of Henry Metcalfe of Masham. 1780-1864. St Marys Churchyard Masham.
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\nGrave of Wilks [1743-1819] &, Ann Metcalfe [Nee Thomson].[1750-1889] St Marys Churchyard Masham.
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\nReport in Northern Echo. Jan 1870.
\nWm Metcalfe carrier of Grewelthorpe was convicted in the mitigated penalty of 10s + 10/6 costs for allowing his horse &, cart to stay an unreasonable amount of time on the highway in Kirkby Malzeard.
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\nReport in Yorks Post. Feb 1881.
\nWm Metcalfe of Grewelthorpe ,Farmer, was summoned for having on the 11th inst. moved 3 cows without the necessary license. He had taken the cows some 60-70 yards along the highway to a pond. He alleged the gate to the farmyard had been left open, and the cows got out without his knowledge. The Chairman said the law did not acknowledge mistakes, and that the order of the Privy Council should be obeyed, He was fined 2/6d with 11s costs.
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\nReport in Leeds Intelligencer January 1839.
\nThomas Metcalf and Thomas Wood, for stealing, at Azerley, a quantity of wheat, the property of John Nicholson, and several fowls, and a piece of canvas, the property of John Blackburn, of Laverton. Imprisoned six months to hard labour. —

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