In December 1938 it was announced in the House of Commons that in the event of war, a National Register would be taken that listed the personal details of every civilian in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This Register was to be a critical tool in coordinating the war effort at home. It would be used to issue identity cards, organise rationing and more.
This gives us a record of people living in Grewelthorpe at the beginning of the war. The name of the house is given first followed by people living there. The register does not reveal the names of anyone still alive in 2018.
LEATHLEY ETHEL. Widow. born Aug.1 1876. and her family. Frank Leathley Born 17 October 1909. Painter & Decorator. and his wife Hannah B. Leathley. Born July 27 1912.
ASCOUGH GEORGE W. Born Aug 9 1907. Dairy Farmer. Heavy worker. His wife Dorothy Ascough Born July 10 1908. and James A.Ascough. Born March 17 1937.
DALTON MARY C. Born July 5 1864. Living on own means. Louisa Davis. Born Nov 21 1876. Cook and Housekeeper. Ethel Newbould. Born July 4th 1913. House parlourmaid. Married ? Turner on 26 March 1945.
Rosetta Williamson. Born Oct 18 1880. Unpaid domestic duties. Esme E. Warriner. Born March 16 1910. Unpaid domestic duties.
RICHMOND IMESON T. Born Oct. 2 1891. Dairy Farmer. Wife Mary Richmond. Born May 10 1889.
Thomas Richmond. Born Dec 24 1922. Farm worker assisting Father. Barbara Richmond. Born May 12 1927. William Richmond. Born Dec 2 1928. Both at school.
LIME TREE HOUSE
HOUSEMAN GEORGE T. Born May 29 1878. Dairy & Poultry farmer. His wife Isabel Houseman. Born June 1st 1891. Ellen Houseman. Born July 28 1916. Married in 1957 to ? Walmsley. Unemployed Dairy Maid.
James Brotherton. Born Oct. 31 1914. Dairy man. Edna A. Brotherton. Born March 22 1915. Unpaid domestic duties.
COLDBECK CHARLES H. Born Dec 1st 1869. General farm lab. His wife. Mary J.Coldbeck. Born Nov 24 1875.
BARKER ERNEST. Born Feb 15 1896. Dairy Farmer. His wife Sarah A. Barker. Born Jan 27 1900.
Reginald E. Barker. Born Nov 4 1924. Cowman. John Barker. Born April 12 1860. Retired dairy farmer.
VERITY PERCY. Born Aug. 28 1898. Dairy & Mixed farmer. His wife Emma Verity. Born Dec 29 1902.
RITSON ROBERT. Born April 28 1881. Dairy farmer. His wife Rose Ritson. Born May 16 1878.
KITCHING JOHN H. Born March 24 1914. Bricklayer. His wife Minnie Kitching.
HARRISON ROBERT W. Born Oct 23 1918. Farm assistant with Father.
HARRISON THOMAS. Born June 18 1893. Dairy Farmer. with wife Mary Harrison. Born March 28 1893.
and son Henry Harrison. Born Jan 25 1925. and Margaret J. Harrison. Born June 29 1931.
Later married ? Stockill in 1959. Also Ada Batty. Born Aug 21 1911. domestic duties. Also Joseph Monkhouse. Born Nov. 6 1921. Farm worker.
BINKS JOHN. Born Feb 2 1872. Dairy Farmer. His wife Mary Binks. Born May 1st 1874.
John Binks. Born June 14 1916. Horseman.
NOOK HOUSE FARM.
DUNKLEY HAROLD. Born March 15 1908. Sheep, Pigs & Poultry farmer. His wife Edith Dunkley. Born July 8 1911.
RICHMOND ANNIE. Born Aug 17 1877. Dairy farmer. with Jane Richmond. Born Feb 27 1885. Farm assistant.
LOW BRAMLEY GRANGE.
HUTCHINSON ARTHUR E. Born July 7 1888. Dairy Farmer. with his wife Sarah A Hutchinson. Born June 1st 1889. Also John C Hutchinson. Born April 18 1919. Horseman & Farm worker.
LOW BRAMLEY GRANGE.
BATTY FRED. Born Feb 7 1899. Dairy Farmer. with his wife Elizabeth H.Batty. Born April 19 1894.
Ernest Batty. Born June 5th 1923.
RICHMOND BENJAMIN. Born Aug. 11 1881. Dairy Farmer. His wife Florrie Richmond. Born April 19 1889
Jennie Richmond. Born May 31 1917. Married Hugh I’Anson.
DUNKLEY ROBERT. Born ? Dairy Farmer. Wife Sarah Dunkley. Born October 1905.
HAMMOND JOHN T. Born May 31 1893. Mixed Farmer. His wife Margaret Hammond. Born Feb 12 1892.
BATTY ALICE. Born April 27 1905. Poultry farmer. Stock rearing.
BATTY FRED. Born March 1st 1877. Farmer. Stock breeding. His wife Eugenie Batty. Born Dec 6th 1873.
WATSON WILLIAM. Born April 6 1892. Farmer. stock rearing & general farming. His wife Effie Watson.
Born October 5th 1896.
HIGH BRAMLEY GRANGE.
BARKER GEORGE. Born Sept. 5 1908. Dairy Farmer. His wife * Eugenia M. Barker.* Born Jan 22 1910.
David Barker. Born Aug 5th 1935. Also Irene M.Tenant. Born August 3 1925. Domestic duties. Married in 1944 to ? Goforth. Also Frederick Banks. Born July 22 1915. General farm worker.
JACKSON THOMAS H. Born Feb 16 1880. Chauffeur & Woodman. Heavy worker. His wife Catherine M Jackson. Born May 8 1889.
JEFFERY EDWARD. Born August 2 1875. Gardener. His wife Minnie Jeffery. Born Feb 22 1876.
Also John W. Baul. Born April 2 1900. Petrol lorry driver. Heavy worker. and his wife Evelyn Baul Born Nov. 4th 1900.
HAWKIN JOHN W. Born March 19 1877. Dairy Farmer. His wife Lydia A. Hawkin. Born Jan 18 1877.
INESON CONSTANCE. Born May 8th 1884. Private means. widow.
MARSDEN JOHN W. Born April 30 1908. Dairy & Ploughing farmer. His wife Mary Marsden. Born Feb 10 1913. Also Sydney W. Plant. Born Dec 11 1920. Farm Lab.
SPRING HALL FARM.
HOGG THOMAS A. Born March 31st 1876. General Farmer.
CALVERT JAMES. Born May 11 1891. Dairy & General farmer. His wife Nellie Calvert. Born Dec. 23 1900.
Audrey M. Calvert. Born Aug. 24 1934. Also Harry Higgins. Born 1921. Motor driver. Also Richard G Jakes. Born March 4 1918. Motor driver. Also Eric M.Eaves. Born Sept. 4 1917. Motor driver. Also James Mallaby. Born 1896. Heavy worker on farm. Also Jessie Holroyd. Born 1910. domestic duties.
THOMPSON WILLIAM. Born Dec 17 1903. General & Dairy farmer. His wife Annie Thompson. Born July 19 1904. Also William Peacock. Born 21 April 1906. Horseman. Also James Walker. Born April 24 1905. Joiner and farm hand. Also his wife Hannah Walker. Born July 2nd 1916.
HUTTON SARAH E.J. Born March 11 1861. Retired. Also Ann Leathley. Born July 21 1857.
CLARKSON JOHN W. Born Aprill 1883. Dairy Farmer. His wife Minnie Clarkson. Born July 5 1880.
Also Cyril J.Clarkson. Born Dec 11 1921. Farm worker assisting Father. Also Fay Walker. widow. Born Nov 24 1896.
CAMP COTTAGE FARM.
LUPTON JOSEPH A. Born Nov. 27 1887. Stock rearing farmer.
GAINES ADA A. Born Sept. 13 1875. Poultry farmer. Also Cyril H.Hutchinson. Born March 31 1916. Farm Manager.
LODGE JOHN. Born Sept.3rd 1890. Dairy Farmer. His wife Lily Lodge. Born March 10 1888.
Also Solomon Gordois. Dec 25 1868. Blind not working. His wife Elizabeth Gordois. Born Dec 25 1872.
Also Leah Gordois. Born July 21 1903. An invalid.
SMITH WILLIAM H. Born July 10 1908. Poultry stock farmer. His wife Annie M Smith. Born Sept 22 1895.
SIMPSON FRED. Born May 11 1879. Dairy Farmer. His son Thomas R.Simpson. Born Sept 14 1921. Helping Father. Also Ivan J.Simpson. Born July 17 1925. Farmers boy. Also Nellie Askham. Born Nov 25 1892. Housekeeper.
WILSON SARAH J. Born August 10 1868. Widow. Her son William Wilson. Born Sept 24 1902. Rearing farmer. His wife Gertrude Wilson. Born Nov. 5 1905.
THOMPSON ELIZABETH. Born March 14 1867. Widow. Her daughter Mary Thompson. Born July 28 1902.
Married to Harry Kitchen. Also John MacDonald. Born Sept. 16 1872. Retired P.C.
STELLING ANTHONY. Born Aug 15 1879. Postman and small holder. His wife Alice Stelling. Born March 13 1875. Also Lily Stelling. Born 1908. Housekeeper. Also Robert C.Stelling. Born Jan 9th 1906. Farm Lab. Also William G.Stelling. July 25 1915. Omnibus conductor.
GREWELTHORPE POST OFFICE.
TAYLOR FRANK. Born Aug. 24 1876, Sub postmaster and general dealer. His wife Gertrude M Taylor.
Born July 11 1893. Also Irene Talor. Born Nov 7 1927. Later married ? Newark.
FOSTER LOUISA A. Born Nov 23 1869. Widow. Private means. Also Daisy Louisa Foster. Born July 14 1895. Domestic duties. Also Christiana Foster. Born April 18 1910. Later married ?Smith. Housekeeper.
HOLLAND HARRY. Born Nov 26 1901. Lengthman for WRCC. Heavy work. His wife Rose I Holland. Born Jan 5 1906. Also Jean T.Holland. Born July 15 1928. Later married Walter Myers.
LONSDALE TOM. Born Dec 12 1889. WRCC roads heavy worker. His wife Edith Lonsdale. Born May 19 1896. Also Thomas L. Lonsdale. Born Jun 24 1927.
MOORE THOMAS. Born Jan 24 1867. General Lab. WRCC retired. Widower. Also Moore Norris J. Born October 16 1904. Roadstone quarry worker. Also Rebecca M.Moore. Born May 9 1902. Also Lucy Woods. Born Dec 22 1893.Widow. Also her son Stanley Woods. Born Sept. 6 1932.
SCORESBY JOHN. Born Nov 2 1861. Retired farmer. His wife Sarah Scoresby. Born Sept. 3 1859. Also May Scoresby. Born May 3 1893. Also Eliza Callam. Born Jan 12 1858. private means.
HARRISON WILLIAM. Born Sept, 15 1895. Blind home worker. His wife Anne Harrison. Born July 7 1897.
Also Stanley Denton. Born Dec 26 1913 Joiner’s Lab. Heavy worker. Also Jack Denton. Born May 19 1915. Lorry driver. Heavy worker. Also George Harrison. Born Feb 19 1924. Gravel digger. Heavy worker.
ASHBY PERCY. Born Nov. 23 1896. WRCC Road Lab. Heavy worker. His wife Jeanie Edith Ashby. Born August 31 1901. Also Charles E. Ashby. Born June 24 1924. Also Marion Ashby. Born March 16 1929. Later married Robert Ascough.
DOBBY WILLIAM. Born Nov. 4 1867. Retired farm lab. His wife Alverina Dobby. Born Nov 16 1875.
BAINBRIDGE ARTHUR. Born Nov 20th 1901. Timber measurer. His wife Florence M. Bainbridge. Born Nov 24th 1902. Also Barbara M Bainbridge. Born March 15 1928.
HARTLEY JAMES S. Born May 26 1887. Inn Keeper. His wife Lavinia Hartley. Born Oct 4 1887. Also
Samuel A. Gucigeon. Born May 17 1901. From militia camp in Ripon. Fitters lab.
Also James C Windle Born April 2 1913. From militia camp Ripon. Also William E. Simm. Born April 11 1906. Chemist. Also his wife Edith A Simm. Born Jan 14 1910. She later married and became Edith Duffield. Also George H.Green. Born March 5 1896. Joiner.
ASCOUGH JOHN. Born March 31 1883. General farm lab. His wife Annie Ascough. Born Dec 17 1886.
Also Lena Ascough. Born Aug. 27 1913. Later Married John Wood Also Edward Ascough. Born Nov 20 1917. Joiner. Also Eileen Ascough. Born June 19 1928. Later Married Barney Cross.
ASHBY ASA Born Oct 9 1869. Incapacitated. His wife Margaret Ashby. Born Nov. 19 1869.
BUCK ELIZABETH M. Born April 8 1866. Widow. Also John R Buck. Born March 1st 1894. Ag. Assist.
Also Bertha Leighton. Born Aug. 28 1874. Retired public assist officer. Also Annie H Angus. Born July 4 1865. widow.
HARPER ARTHUR. Born April 30 ? Lorry driver for coal merchant. His wife * Evelyn O Harper. Born Oct. 11 1907.
LENG HERBERT. Born June 17 1894. General store shop keeper. His wife Margaret A. Leng. Born July 29 1894. Also Peter Leng. Born July 29 1925. Also Susanna Hearfield. Born Feb. 1 1874. widow.
PLATT ROBERT. Born Dec 29 1893. Builder. Carpenter. General foreman. His wife Florence E Platt. Born Sept 18 1897. Also Miles Lawrence. Born Oct. 24 1904. Butcher. Beef & Pork. Also John Coops. Born April 30 1868. The License holder. Also Francis Watson. Born Aug. 22 1867 Incapacitated. Also Susan Scott. Born Feb 1 1893.
RYDER JOHN A. Born Aug 23 1909. General Lab. His wife Annie Gaudin Ryder. Born May 27 1914.
Also John Hilton. Born April 21 1908. Labourer.
CLARKSON ROBERT. Born April 19 1913. Joiner. His wife Lena Clarkson. Born Feb 9 1913.
TAYLOR ARTHUR. Born Nov 14 1857. Retired Farmer. Also Nora Brockbank. Born Nov 19 1889.
BENNETT SARAH. Born Dec 24 1879. School teacher.
HARRISON JANE. Born Nov 12 1864. Private means.
CHAPMAN EDGAR. Born Nov 28 1888. Pipe line inspector [waterworks]. His wife Teresa Chapman. Born Jan 9 1889. Also Edith M. Chapman. Born April 7 1916. Also Teresa E.Chapman. Born April 28 1923.
Also Hubert E. Leathley. Born Feb 12 1928. Also Graham N. Leathley. Born July 26 1933.
COLDBECK ELIZABETH. Born April 19 1875. Widow. Also Violetta Jackson. Born July 13 1874.
WAITE JOHN H. Born May 17 1866. Woodman. His wife Eleanor Waite. Born April 13 1872. Also Jenny Waite. Born Oct. 18 1909. Later married ? Ryder. Also Herbert Ryder. Born October 25 1912. Lorry driver.
CALVERT EDMUND. Born Aug. 26 1899. Bootmaker & repairer. His wife Agnes I.Calvert. Born June 17 1903. Also George Alan Calvert. Born Aug 1st 1929.
MORLEY ISAAC W. Born May 1st 1898. Army Mess Waiter RE’s. Civilian employee. Also steam roller driver.
His wife Sybil Morley. Born June 6 1897. Also Sybil Morley. Born May 18 1929. Later married ? Copsey.
Also Harold Thackray. Born Dec 24 1914. Painter. Radio salesman. Also Alf Symes. Born Nov 8 1896.
Foreman joiner. Also his wife Annie Symes. Born Aug 6th 1896. Also Barbara Symes. Born Nov 30 1920.
Shop assist. fancy goods. Later married ? Farrell. Also James Farrell. Born May 19 1908. Navvy foreman.
Also Robert Green. Born Oct 20 1910. Navvy. Also Norman Nowill. Born Nov 2 1914. Plumber. His wife Cecilia Nowill. Born Feb 7 1914.
THORPE JOHN E. Born Sept. 9 1880. Corn & Meal dealer. His wife Eselie E. Thorpe. Born July 13 1869.
Also John E. Thorpe Jnr. Born 1926.
CHAMBERLAIN ALEC. Born 1908. WRCC Labourer. His wife Pauline Chamberlain. Born March 4th 1911.
Also Averil Chamberlain. Born April 27 1937. Later married ? Dean. Also Sussex Ryder. Born June 26 1917. Gen Labourer. Also * Mabel Ryder.* Born Jan 15 1920. Cook. Later married ? Tong.
LOFTHOUSE GEORGE H. Born Feb 2 1893. House Painter & Decorator. His wife Jane H. Lofthouse. Born April 2nd 1888. Also Douglas R. Lofthouse. Born Feb. 25 1927. Also Stanley Lofthouse. Born Dec 5 1915.
Road stone quarrier. Heavy worker. Also Noel Thackrey. Born July 26 1920. Joiners Lab. Militia camp.
TOMLIN ADA. Born Feb 13 1877. Own means. Also Joseph E. Simpson. Born Feb 7 1867. Retired farmer.
THIRKILL GEORGE. Born Feb 7 1877. Joiner. His wife Edith Thirkill. Born April 30 1879. Also George R.Thirkill. Born May 25 1907. Carpenter & Wheelwright. Sawmill own account. Employer. Also M.J. Lofthouse. Born June 16 1874. Retired parlourmaid.
BOLTON GEORGINA A. Born May 18 1864. Retired school teacher.
WALMSLEY MAJOR. Born July 18 1864. Stone mason general Lab. Also Ellen Mellish. Born Sept 6 1897. Domestic duties.
REID JOHN F. Born Sept 26 1887. Head Teacher. His wife Elsie M. Reid. Born Aug 31st 1887.
CARTWRIGHT EMILY. Born March 19 1863. widow private means. Also Olive M.Carr. Born Nov 17 1893.
Shop assistant in ladies outfitters. [unemployed]. Later married ? Ellis.
WINTERSGILL ANNIE. Born Sept 24 1880. Widow. Private means. Also Annie Wintersgill Jr. Born July 1st 1914. Later married ? Stubbs.
CRABTREE ERNEST. Born March 19 1877. Poultry farmer. His wife Grace Crabtree. Born Dec 9 1876. Also Francis L.Malthouse. Born April 2 1910. Dairy Farmer. His wife Alice Malthouse. Born June 10 1905.
GOUNDRY HANNAH. Born Sept 16 1891. Widow. Dairy Farmer. Her son William O Goundry. Born April 13 1920. Farm assistant.
GOUNDRY MINNIE J. Born Oct 15 1867. Widow. Also Janet A. Goundry. Born Nov. 7 1899. Incapacitated. Later married Thackray.
ASHBY ROBERT. Born Nov 7 1889. Roadstone quarry worker. His wife Annie Ashby. July 5th 1890.
Also Minnie Ashby. Born Sept 23 1921. Millinery shop assistant. Later married ?Green.
TRENHOLME WILLIAM L. Born Feb 24 1896. Dairy Farmer & Butcher. Shopkeeper. His wife Frances Trenholme. Born March 8th 1900. Housewife. Assistant in shop. Also William B Trenholme. Born Dec 13 1922. At school. assisting Father.
COLE ELSIE. Born Oct 4th 1897. Domestic duties. Also Gordon Cole. Born Oct 10th 1906. Bricklayer.
Also Edmund Harland. Born June 19 1877. Horseman on Farm. His wife Margaret A. Harland. Born June 15 1880. Also Maurice Harland. Born July 30 1930.*
JOWETT MINNIE. Born Aug. 17 1879. Widow. Also Beatrix J.Jowett. July 28 1913. School teacher. Later married Hynck Vesely. Also Minnie R. Jowett. Born Nov 15 1915. School teacher. Also Mary W.Jowett. Born April 7 1923.
HILL HAROLD. Born May 7th 1889. Poultry farmer. His wife Catherine Hill. Born July 1st 1877. Also Florence E. Hill. Born Oct. 26th 1915.
WOOD WILLIAM. Born March 5th 1870. Dairy Farmer. His wife Lizzie Wood. Born March 19th 1884.
Also John W.Wood. Born July 27 1924. Butchers labourer.
METCLAFE MARTHA. Born 29 Sep 1884 Widow. Private means. Also Frank Moss. Born July 12 1894. Blind.
HAWKIN CYRIL. Born Jan 11 1911. Cattle food agent.
SIMPSON ANNIE E. Born June 12 1863. widow. Also Frederick T. Simpson. Born March 4th 1904. Tractor driver.
SMITH JOSEPH. Born April 21 1868. Incapacitated. His wife Dorothy Smith. Born June 8th 1868.
ELLIS EDWIN S. Born April 4th 1902. Labourer. His wife Doris Ellis Born Nov 11 1905.
LICKLEY TOM. Born May 27 1871. Retired Farmer. His wife Annie Lickley. Born Nov 24 1870. Also
Robert Lickley. Born June 8th 1867. Retired Farm Labourer.
STELLING ALBERT. Born Oct 1st 1912. Harrogate. Corporation Electrician.
ASCOUGH CHRISTOPHER J. Born Jan 2 1881. Dairy Poultry farmer. His wife Doris C. Ascough. Born May 14 1895. Also Amy Hainsworth. Born June 3rd 1911. unpaid domestic.
MACDONALD ELLEN M. Born Oct 21st 1900. Widow. Also Annie D. Holland. Born Aug 25th 1926.
FLEW EMMA. Born Sept. 14th 1875. Widow. Private means.
BAIN LAWRENCE D.M. Born Feb 9th 1890. Stone mason. His wife Emma Bain. Born June 12 1889.
Also Robert G. Bain. Born July 5th 1919. Labourer. Also Thomas M.Bain. Born Jan 25 1921. Motor mechanic at garage. Also Lawrence D.M. Bain Jr. Born May 9th 1922. Labourer. Also Alfred J.Watts. Born Dec 22 1898. Labourer. Also Duffy Theadans T. Born June 12 1891. Labourer.
WARD JOHN. June 29 1882. Farm Labourer. His wife June Ward. Born 13 Sept 1881.
PATCHETT DOROTHY. Born June 18th 1876. Also Nora Cobb Born May 22 1908. Also Betty Cobb Born Aug 7th 1929. Later married ? Flanagan. Also Elsie Cobb Born Aug 7th 1933. Later married ? Kelly.
WARD NORMAN J. Born Oct. 11th 1919. Labourer. His wife Mary Ward. Born Feb 28 1916. Also
Thomas W. Brown. Born Dec 4 1904. Painter. Also James Kavanagh. Born Nov 12 1916. Labourer.
ASHBY HERBERT. Born January 3rd 1903. Motor lorry driver for agricultural merchant. His wife Mabel Ashby Born Dec 21 1896. Also John T.Ashby. Born April 20 1932. Also Harold I’Anson. Born Dec 19 1914. Driver of Threshing machine.
HILL TOP FARM.
FRANKLAND ROBERT. Born Feb 14 1879. Disabled ex serviceman. Also Richard Frankland. Born Aug 28 1921. Dairy & Poultry Farmer. Also Harry Thackrey. Born June 16 1880. Gen Labourer. Also David P. Evan. Born Dec 28 1911. Gen. Labourer.
LAMBERT JOHN Born May 23 1893. Lime quarryman. His wife Ruby Lambert. Born April 13 1894.
FLORENCE V. WELLS. Born Jan 20 1902. Domestic duties. Also Eric A. Wells. Born Sept 17 1929.
Also Ronald Wells. Born Dec 17 1931.
BOON IRA H. Born Jan 27 1875. Clerk in Holy Orders. His wife Margaret Boon. Born Feb 7 1873.
THACKRAY SAMUEL W. Born July 16 1880. Hind. Farm servant. Also John D. Thackray. Born Oct. 22 1917. Gen Labourer at Ripon Militia camp.
NESOM WILLIAM. Born 14 Nov 1887. Gen. Labourer. His wife Gertrude Nesom. Born Dec 23 1884.
Also John Nesom. Born Jan 16 1925. Fitter. Motor Garage. Also Thomas Nesom. Born April 7 1927.
HACKFALL INN COTTGE.
RICHARDSON GEORGE W. Born Aug 21 1915. Bus conductor. His wife Blanche K. Richardson. Born Jan 13th 1916.
FRANKLAND HENRY H. Born Aug. 15 1880. Butcher. Also Harry R. Frankland, Born Nov 27 1913. Poultry Farmer. Also Joan Frankland. Born Sept. 19 1916. Later married ? Chapman. Also Nellie Brown. Born Sept. 28 1909.
GRAHAM JOHN E. Born Jan 16 1872. Farmer stock feeding and poultry. Also John Simms. Born Feb 19 1927.
FARRELL JAMES. Born 1908. Navvy foreman. Also Annie Symes. Born Aug 6 1896.