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  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953
  • HAMPSTHWAITE UNDER THREAT!

     
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See: https://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/portal/pp/lp/as17/as17
  • Brookfield Garth Proposed Development

    HAMPSTHWAITE ONCE AGAIN UNDER THREAT! PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BROOKFIELD GARTH, HAMPSTHWAITE  
  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
  • Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite

    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
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Census returns for Thimbleby House

Thimbleby House

1841Bilton Wilson (62)
Independent Sarah Wilson (30)
1851Ann Simpson (Head) s (52) Gentlewoman
Arthur W. M. Close nephew (5) Clergyman's son
Mary Leake (28) Houseservant
1861Bilton J. Wilson (82) Landed proprietor 23 acres
Sarah Wilson wife (50)
Margaret Hardisty s (55) Cook
Esther Atkinson s (21) Housemaid
1871 VillageRobert S. Close m (59) Vicar Kirby Ravensworth
Maria Close wife (52)
Elisabeth Stoddart (18) Housemaid
1881 Bilton GarthRobert S. Close mar (69) Vicar of Kirby Ravensworth
Maria Close wife (63)
Edward Close unmarr son (23)
Nora E. Close daughter (21)
Ellen Pattinson servant (21) Cook
Hannah Hodgson housemaid (23)
1891 Bilton GarthFrederick H. Saunders (42) General Practitioner
Margaret wife (35)
Charles Chambers s (40) Boarder living on own means
? Sidebottom m (47) Cotton Merchant
Arthur N. Neville s (31) Assistant-studying medicine
John Culverwell wid (50) Butler, Domestic Servant
Isabella Dodsworth s (20) Cook
Susannah Barker s (18) Housemaid
Myddleton Morrell s (19) Groom
1901 Bilton GarthJohn Ashby (44) Surgeon
Jane E. Ashby (37) wife
Joe E. Ashby (11) son
Harold C. Ashby (9) son
John Ashby (4) son
George S. Ashby (7 months) son
Elizabeth Brown (37) Cook
Hetty Fletcher (22) Housemaid
Winifred M. Wood (19) Nurse
Alexander Lawson (29) Visitor-Physician & Surgeon
1911 Bilton GarthAshby John m.22years (54) Surgeon
Jane Ellen m. (47)
Harold Crowther s. (19) Architect's apprentice
George Stanley s. (10) Scholar
Brown Elizabeth (42) Cook
Fletcher Harriet Ann (32) Housemaid

N.B. The returns for 1841 - 1871 do not use the description "Bilton Garth" but it has been assumed that it was the same dwelling visited throughout the entire period of the census returns.

Census returns for Thimbleby House

Thimbleby House